Millen: No hitches with Pardew

first_img “They’re still talking, but there are no problems. The lawyers are finalising the contract. The paperwork is taking longer than expected,” Millen said. “Alan has held a staff meeting when he spoke about a number of things. He spoke to the players and then we had training. “We’re preparing for the game on Sunday and I’m sure Alan will be taking the game. He’ll be taking training on Saturday. We’re hopeful the deal will be done for Sunday.” Pardew will select the side to face Vanarama Conference side Dover and Millen insists his return to the club has captured the players’ imagination. “We’ve spoken about the team for Sunday’s game. He’s gone through the squad. He’s learning about the players, but he’s pleased with what he’s seen. He’ll pick the team,” Millen said. “Alan is excited because it’s Crystal Palace and the club means a lot to him, but it’s also exciting because of the group of players he’s inheriting. “There’s a buzz about the place. It’s exciting times and from the conversations I’ve had with him we’ll be looking to change a few things. “He knows what we’re about and is excited because he feels he can bring another dimension to our play, certainly from an attacking point of view. We all know we need to score more goals.” Pardew was expected to be unveiled as Neil Warnock’s successor on Friday – but the details of the contract that will prise him away from Newcastle are still being finalised. The former Eagles midfielder spoke to staff on a visit to the training ground on Friday morning and caretaker-manager Keith Millen insists official confirmation of his appointment is imminent. Pardew has also held talks over potential targets in the transfer window. “We’ve shared our thoughts with Alan. He has to assess the squad really quickly to see what we need. We’ve had a chat and he’s spoken to the chairman,” Millen said. “He’s seen the squad for the last few games, so he has a good idea of what we need, and he’s in agreement with what we thought. “There’s a list of targets, but I don’t know how far down the road we are. There are a few positions we’re looking, but it’s not a massive overhaul. “It’s more two or three players to enhance what we already have. The quicker we get players through the door the better.” Crystal Palace are confident Alan Pardew will be at the helm for Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Dover despite a delay in his appointment as manager. Press Associationlast_img read more

Hurling championship goes up a gear

first_imgTheres also a double header in Toomevara,when Kilruane McDonaghs come up against JK Brackens from Mid Tipp.Throw in is at 2pmIn the second encounter there North champions Kildangan meet Upperchurch-DrombaneThe action gets underway at 3.30 We will have live updates here on Tipp FM throughout the afternoon on all those games. At 1 O clock in Moneygall Nenagh Eire Og take on Roscrea in an all North clash, at Theres a double header in The Ragg when South meets North as South champions Killenaule take on Portroe at 2pm.center_img The action continues this evening when County champions Thurles Sarsfields meet South runners up Mullinahone.Throw in is at 6pm in Leahy Park Cashel. In the second game Eire Og Annacarthy meet Lorrha at 3.30.last_img

Lakers blow a big lead, rally to beat Bulls for 4th straight win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articles Back in Chicago, Luol Deng says he still hopes for trade or buyout from Lakers “We struggled without a point guard in different stretches,” Coach Luke Walton said, “but down at the very end of the game, when it was winning time, Brandon stepped up nicely.”For Ingram, it was the kind of game the Lakers have come to expect. He was 10 for 18 from the field and made three of his five 3-point attempts. He added nine rebounds and five assists.“That is the game we want to see,” Walton said, “but I still think he can be more aggressive with the scoring. Yes, we are looking for him to do all those other things. … That is the type of player that he is. And that is when he is at his best, when he is doing all the things on the basketball court.”After Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic made two free throws to nudge the Bulls ahead 97-96, the Lakers forced four misses and a turnover on the Bulls’ next five possessions. The Lakers won another game with their defense.“That is how you win consistently,” Walton said. “So many NBA games come down to the end, and the players in this league are so talented that if you are not able to count on getting stops, it is 50-50 who wins those games.” One game after the Lakers (19-29) shot 21 for 36 from the foul line and missed 10 free throws in the fourth quarter, the Lakers shot 75 percent from the line against the Bulls, including 12 for 15 in the final period.The night was shaping up as a wasted opportunity for the Lakers, who led by as many as 17 points and held a 12-point advantage entering the fourth quarter. But the Bulls got hot in the final period, with Mirotic and Denzel Valentine combining to make six 3-pointers.Chicago outscored the Lakers 20-6 to start the fourth, taking a 92-90 lead on a 3-pointer by Valentine with 5:38 left. Before that, the Bulls’ last lead was at 4-3 in the opening minutes.The Bulls regained a 97-96 lead on a pair of free throws by Mirotic, but the Lakers scored nine straight points before Bulls’ rookie Lauri Markkanen knocked down a corner 3 with 13.3 seconds left.Mirotic led the Bulls with 18 points, while Valentine and Bobby Portis each added 16 points. The Bulls shot 47.2 percent from 3-point range, while the Lakers made just five of their 24 attempts from deep.In a matchup against his twin brother, Robin, Lakers center Brook Lopez scored 17 points, only the second time he has hit that mark since mid-November, but did not play after checking out with 3:07 remaining in the third period.Walton said he planned to return to Lopez in the fourth quarter, but the Bulls stuck with a small lineup, so Walton kept Randle and Kyle Kuzma on the floor.Walton called Lopez the Lakers’ “most consistent, best player” against the Bulls.“I felt bad for Brook,” Walton said, “but he was great tonight.”🎥 With a strong showing from start to finish, the Lakers begin their road trip with a win over the Bulls, 108-103 #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/ucb5xirGUn— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 27, 2018center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball signs autographs before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Brook Lopez #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers and brother Robin Lopez #42 of the Chicago Bulls battle for rebound position at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsCHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Larry Nance Jr. #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Bobby Portis #5 of the Chicago Bulls battle for a loose ball at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Lakers defeated the Bulls 108-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) collides with Chicago Bulls guard Jerian Grant (2) right, and guard Justin Holiday, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers tries for a rebound against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton watches his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 26: Brook Lopez #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks over brother Robin Lopez #42 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg watches his team play the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Denzel Valentine (45), forward Nikola Mirotic (44) and guard Justin Holiday (7) defend against Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) defends against Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba (11) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, and forward Kyle Kuzma, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (5) defends against Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) and forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defend against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) grabs a rebound way from Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez (11) defends against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis, left, and Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso (4) try to get possession of a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball signs autographs before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)NextShow Caption1 of 21Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)ExpandCHICAGO — A 17-point lead had vanished. The modest winning streak was on the verge of doing the same. As the Lakers fought to hang on against the Bulls on Friday, Brandon Ingram sought out Julius Randle.“I told him if he’s running the lane down the middle,” Ingram said, “go attack the basket.”After Randle came up with a steal with just over two minutes left and the Lakers trailing by one, the power forward heeded Ingram’s advice. Ingram found Randle in the lane for a layup and three-point play, as the Lakers scored nine straight points to dispatch the Bulls, 108-103.Ingram scored 25 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Lakers, who won their fourth straight to kick off a five-game trip. The Lakers have won eight of their last 10 games and have found a way to be successful without rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who missed his sixth straight game due to left knee soreness.last_img read more

FAVORED DANZING CANDY AIRS BY 5 ¾ LENGTHS IN $58,000 ALLOWANCE FEATURE; SISE-TRAINED SOPH BY TWIRLING CANDY GETS MILE IN 1:36.73

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2016)–Favored Danzing Candy made short work of eight rivals and established himself as a serious Derby contender in taking Thursday’s $58,000 allowance feature by 5 ¾ lengths while covering a flat mile under Mike Smith in 1:36.73.Breaking from post position six, Danzing Candy, who is conditioned by Cliff Sise, was hustled to a contending position by Smith, made the lead approaching the three quarter pole and then opened up on his competition turning for home, winning in-hand in only his third career start.“I like him a lot,” said Smith when asked if he thought his mount was a top-tier Derby hopeful. “Once he starts (breaking) better, then we can place him and then I think he’ll really be nice. He doesn’t have to be in front. I’m having to kind of use him there early and it puts him on the lead, but I don’t really want to be there.“The first time I won on him (maiden win going seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 26), I told Cliff ‘This might be the one that takes us that way.’ So far, I can’t say anything different today than I did then, other than today was even more impressive.”Off at even money, Danzing Candy paid $4.20, $3.20 and $2.80.A dark bay or brown colt by Twirling Candy, Danzing Candy was bred in Kentucky by Halo Farms and is owned by Halo Farms, Bashor and Bashor. Triple Crown nominated, Danzing Candy picked up $34,800 for the win, increasing his earnings to $68,650.“He ran good,” said Sise. “We’re staying home here at Santa Anita with him. He seems to like this track. The San Felipe (Grade II, $400,000 at 1 1/16 miles March 12), would be next. He’s so smooth. And, when someone comes up to him, he just takes off again.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, French Getaway was last into and around the first turn and made a steady late run to finish second, a head better than Semper Fortis. The third choice in the wagering at 6-1, French Getaway paid $5.40 and $3.60.Semper Fortis, who broke from the far outside with Mario Gutierrez, was caught four-wide throughout and just missed the place in a big effort as he finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of Shred the Rules. Off at 29-1, Semper Fortis paid $7.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.14, 46.60, 1:11.10 and 1:23.66.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. GRADE II SAN FELIPE STAKES ON MARCH 12 IS NEXT ON ROAD TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBYlast_img read more