Chelsea fans react to win against Arsenal: ‘That’s why we’re champions’

first_img1 Diego Costa scores the winner at Arsenal Chelsea belied the Premier League table to win 1-0 away at Arsenal, dealing a blow to the Gunners title hopes in the process.A goal from Diego Costa enabled the reigning champions to claim all three points against an Arsenal team reduced to 10 men following Per Mertesacker’s early red card.The victory means Chelsea are unbeaten in the league against their London rivals since October 2011 and prevented the Gunners from going back to the top of the table.It also helped lift the struggling Blues further away from the foot of the table, up to 13th place.Here is how a selection of Chelsea fans reacted to the win.last_img read more

Alexandre Pato ‘so happy’ as Chelsea move nears completion

first_img1 Alexandre Pato Alexandre Pato has said he is ‘so happy’ and has called Chelsea his ‘new home’ after arriving in London to finalise his loan move to Stamford Bridge.The Premier League club are yet to comment on Pato’s proposed switch from Corinthians.But the Brazilian forward openly thanked the Blues for the chance to prove himself, as he takes a step closer to joining on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent switch.“I am so happy – Chelsea is my new home,” 26-year-old Pato told Sky Sports News.“Thanks Chelsea for the support and thanks for my fans and my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook followers.“I need to play. I don’t know what to say because I am so happy. I am very anxious. I want to know my new friends, the new players, and the team. I really want to play for Chelsea.”Pato, who has been capped 27 times for Brazil, has not played since November and is reportedly set to undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge later on Wednesday.His arrival in the capital coincided with Chelsea announcing that midfielder Ramires had ended his five-and-a-half-year stint with the club after joining Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.last_img read more

Swindon Town snap up former QPR youngster

first_img Swindon Town’s County Ground Swindon Town have completed the signing of former QPR defender Jamie Sendles-White.The 21-year-old has been without a club since leaving Hamilton Academical following a short spell with the Scottish club and has now agreed a deal to move back south of the border.The former Northern Ireland Under-21 centre-back, who was released by QPR at the end of the 2014-15 season, has penned a contract with the Robins until the end of the current campaign.Sendles-White told Swindon’s official website: “I’m very pleased to have signed. It’s been quite a stressful couple of weeks getting everything sorted but I’m glad it’s all sorted now and I can get my head down for the rest of the season.“I came in pre-season and once last season with a view to a loan but that didn’t come through. It’s a club that I like. I like the philosophy and I like how they play so I’m glad to be here.” 1last_img read more

18 million people to get flouride in water

first_img— Nov. 12 at the F.E. Weymouth plant in La Verne, which serves Los Angeles County; — Nov. 19, at the Robert B. Diemer plant in Yorba Linda, which serves Orange County; — Nov. 26 at the Joseph P. Jensen plant it Granada Hills, serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties; and — Dec. 3 at the Robert A. Skinner plant, which serves southwest Riverside and San Diego counties. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Some of the cities and water agencies may blend Metropolitan water with their own supply, so the level of fluoride may differ from area to area, according to MWD officials. They noted that fluoride levels in drinking water are limited under California state regulations at a maximum level of 2 parts per million. The water will taste the same, according to the MWD. “It will not be discernable,” said MWD spokesman Rob Hallwachs. The fluoridation will begin today at the district’s Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant in Riverside, which provides water to southwest Riverside County, and continue to the district’s four other plants over a six-week period. The remaining schedule is as follows: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will begin adding the cavity-fighting agent fluoride to the drinking water for 18 million Southern Californians starting today. The MWD said it will supplement the trace amounts of naturally occurring fluoride in the water it imports from the Colorado River and Northern California to levels promoted by the American Dental Association and national public health groups. According to the MWD, a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving 18 million people in six counties, 43 of the largest 50 cities in the United States fluoridate drinking waters. The level of fluoride will rise from the current range of 0.1 to 0.4 parts per million to the recommended range of 0.7 to 0.8 part per million, according to Metropolitan. last_img read more

Narbonne crushes Washington

first_imgThe Gauchos rushed for 175 yards on the night, led by Thomas Gray. Gray carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards Narbonne looked to establish its spread offense in the first half of the game, but sputtered at times. Quarterback Josh Moten had trouble handling the snap on several plays, due largely to wet conditions. When the Gauchos employed their power running game, they were nearly unstoppable. The spread attack was effective at times, as Moten completed eight passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. “We were able to move the ball at will tonight,” Coach Manuel Douglas said. “Our offense was not particularly sharp, and we had trouble handling the ball, but overall we controlled the point of attack, and that was enough to get the win.” Washington’s Lavail Littleton was 9-for-25 for 125 yards, with two TD and three interceptions. – Stephen McFadden St. Anthony beats Animo After snapping a 23-game losing streak two weeks ago, Animo was unable to carry over its success against a St. Anthony team that scored early and often in a 59-19 loss Thursday night at Hawthorne. St. Anthony (6-3, 2-1) running back Nick Daziel scored the game’s first touchdown two minutes into the first quarter on a 2-yard run. Daziel led St. Anthony with 135 yards and four TDs on 16 carries. Leading the way for Animo (1-7) was quarterback Ryan Lyles, who was 7-for-18 for 81 yards with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Kyles Jr. and an interception His main contributions came as a runner, carrying the ball 10 times for 128 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown run. Animo had a bye week following the victory over Ribet Academy and was unable to practice last week due to the Southern California wildfires. – Matt Lopez160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Although Narbonne never trailed in the contest, it let Washington (4-5, 1-3) hang around for most of the first half. But a late first-half score and a dominating third quarter allowed the Gauchos to pull away. Holding a 17-7 lead late in the first half, the Gauchos seized control of the game on quarterback Josh Moten’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Mendivil with 12 seconds left, taking a 24-7 lead. After receiving the kickoff to open the third quarter, Narbonne marched 67 yards on 12 plays and took a 31-7 lead on Gray’s 5-yard run. The drive featured all running plays, emphasizing Narbonne’s dominant offensive line play. Narbonne never looked back from there, adding two late interception returns for touchdowns to put the game out of reach. From staff reports Coming off a difficult, emotional three-game stretch, Narbonne had to be on guard against a letdown. Narbonne (8-1, 3-1), which defeated Banning and San Pedro, and narrowly lost to Carson in its previous three games, relied on an opportunistic defense and dominating offensive line to roll to a 52-13 Marine League victory over Washington Thursday night at Daniels Field. The Gauchos scored three touchdowns on interception returns (two by Gary Anderson, one by Byron Moore) and got three rushing touchdowns from running back Thomas Gray. last_img read more

Miller’s grandkids reported missing

first_imgA developer who began his first company at age 20, Miller owns vast amounts of land in the East San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino County. Miller sits on the House Transportation and Financial Services committees. He grew up in Whittier and married in 1972. Miller and his wife have three children. Preliminary reports indicated that the mother might be headed to Minnesota or Georgia. There was no vehicle description available. Miller did not return phone calls seeking comment Monday night. A press release issued by the Sheriff’s Department late Monday said Dejongh is a resident of Diamond Bar. The abduction was reported at 3:35 a.m. in the 22000 block of Cello Drive in Diamond Bar, the press release indicated. The Sheriff’s Major Crime Bureau is investigating the case. Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department at (909) 595-2264. frank.girardot@sgvn.com crime@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717, 2718 www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The parents of the children are divorced, and there appears to be a custody battle between the two, sheriff’s officials said. Late Monday, sheriff’s officials had not issued an Amber alert and were unclear if an abduction or violation of a court order had taken place. The mother was identified as Jennifer Dejongh, also known as Jennifer Lopez, officials said. Miller, 59, represents the 42nd District, which includes Diamond Bar, Brea, Chino and Chino Hills. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. Miller attended Mt. San Antonio College and served in the U.S. Army in 1967 and 1968. DIAMOND BAR – The grandchildren of Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, were reported missing Monday night, officials said. “There is an initial investigation going on,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Aura Sierra said. “We’re waiting for the lead detective to give us more details.” The three children – an 8-year-old and twin 6-year-olds – were reported missing about 1:30 p.m Monday. One of the children is named Brian, officials said. A sheriff’s report said they were taken by a “noncustodial mother.” last_img read more

Mourinho CERTAIN he will get Man United job, Spurs to battle Barca for £6m man?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers and online…Jose Mourinho is now certain he will replace Louis van Gaal and become the next Manchester United manager. Mourinho is yet to sign a contract with United, contrary to reports, but the former Chelsea manager expects to assume the role he coveted in 2013. Mourinho’s increased confidence has led to Van Gaal’s assistant, Ryan Giggs, and Sir Alex Ferguson ‘surrendering’ in their efforts to promote United’s record appearance holder to the manager’s role. (Manchester Evening News)Tottenham are willing to battle Barcelona for £6million Pescara forward Gianluca Lapadula after watching the Italian net another sensational goal against Cesena this weekend. (Daily Mirror)Arsene Wenger is back in for Leicester teenager Ben Chilwell. England Under-20s left back Chilwell, 19, has been offered a new deal by Premier League leaders Leicester and they remain hopeful he will sign. But the Foxes have struggled to agree a deal as Chilwell knows Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are all watching developments. Chigwell could command £18,000-a-week elsewhere and the Gunners are set to pounce first. (Daily Mirror)On-loan AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has said he does not want to return to Liverpool at the end of the season. Balotelli, 25, said he feels settled in Serie A and, with a reported buyout clause of around €7 million available to Milan, wants to use the rest of the season to prove his worth to the Rossoneri. (ESPN)Jurgen Klopp is keen to keep Joe Allen at Liverpool. Allen, 26, is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract and is yet to be offered a new deal.  (Daily Star)Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Fulham youngster Moussa Dembele. The 19-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season and has reportedly told the Cottagers he will not sign a new deal with the struggling Championship club. (Metro)Stoke boss Mark Hughes fears he will miss out on signing Saido Berahino to Tottenham. Spurs have been long-term admirers of the West Brom striker and had a string of bids rejected for the player last summer. (The Sun)Bournemouth are stepping up their interest in Southend’s Daniel Bentley. Boss Eddie Howe wants a new keeper this summer, and has identified the soon to be free-agent as a potential target. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh is being lined up for a return to former club Bordeaux. The French club have declared an interest in re-signing Chamakh this summer – six years after leaving them for Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is being lined up by Massimo Cellino to be the next Leeds manager. Cannavaro was in Leeds on Saturday and is believed to be close to agreeing a deal to replace Steve Evans in the Elland Road hot-seat. (Daily Mail)Hull boss Steve Bruce is a leading candidate to become the new manager ofAston Villa if they cannot persuade Nigel Pearson to lead the club’s return to the Premier League. (Independent)last_img read more

Yaya Toure in talks over summer move to Inter Milan, claims agent

first_img1 Manchester City star Yaya Toure could leave the club this summer Yaya Toure’s agent has claimed talks are being held with Inter Milan over a summer move.Speculation about the Manchester City midfielder’s future has been an ongoing theme and it appears he could reunite with former City boss Roberto Mancini at San Siro.Toure, who has a year to run on his contract, was allowed to leave Barcelona by incoming City manager Pep Guardiola in 2010 and agent Dimitri Seluk claims the club are keen to sell the Ivory Coast international.Seluk told calciomercato.it: “It’s true, we’re talking with Mancini.“We’re looking for a solution with Manchester City, who want to sell Yaya Toure only up front, not on loan.“I can’t say if there are other teams interested. He has a contract, but nothing special. Inter? It’s a good club.”last_img read more

Solar system bends, NASA says

first_img“The magnetic field is disturbing an otherwise spherical surface,” Stone said. Although Voyager 2 was the second probe to zip past the termination shock, scientists were nonetheless excited about the milestone. Unlike its twin, Voyager 2 had a working instrument that made the first direct measurements of the speed and temperature of the solar wind. The nuclear-powered Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977, are hurtling toward an uncharted region of space where the sun’s influence wanes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SPACE: Voyager 2 craft finds that a magnetic field creates asymmetry when it is hit by sun-charged particles. By Alicia Chang The Associated Press New observations from NASA’s long-running Voyager 2 spacecraft show the solar system is asymmetrical, likely from disturbances in the interstellar magnetic field, scientists reported Monday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe discovery came after the 30-year-old unmanned probe sailed near the edge of the solar system over the summer following its twin, Voyager 1, which reached that part of space in 2004. Researchers have long suspected the solar system was bent, but never had direct evidence until now, said Voyager mission scientist Edward Stone of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Voyager 2 crossed a barrier in the solar system known as the termination shock in August, some 10 billion miles from the site where Voyager 1 passed through. The termination shock is the region where charged particles from the sun collide with other particles and a magnetic field in interstellar gas and abruptly slow down. Voyager 2 passed the termination shock five times and determined the boundary in the Southern Hemisphere was about a billion miles closer to the sun than the spot where Voyager 1 crossed in the northern hemisphere, Stone said at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. Scientists believe the unevenness is caused by the interstellar magnetic field that is pitched at an angle to the plane of the Milky Way. last_img read more

LA.com has your New Years covered

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While most agree that it’s a little late to be making your New Year’s Eve party reservations, but many of us are not planners. LA.com is your source for the best NYE parties around Los Angeles for the perpetually unprepared. See a comprehensive list of the city’s best celebrations with prices, descriptions and directions in their guide to New Years.last_img read more