Google Fit Now Tracks Sleep Adds Dark Mode

first_img Google Fit Now Tracks Workouts on iOS Stay on target Fitness means more than washboard abs and toned arms.So Google Fit is rolling out improved sleep insights and dark mode to its iOS and Android apps.“We understand that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more than just tracking what you do on the go,” Product Manager Defne Gurel wrote in a blog post. “It’s also about resting up and powering down.”Now, in addition to recording Heart Points and Move Minutes, users can track sleep patterns.Simply connect your favorite (or randomly-chosen-from-the-app-store) sleep program to Google Fit to keep an eye on your hibernation habits: Get a better sense of whether you need to start going to sleep earlier or convince your partner to wear an anti-snoring device.Add to or edit your sleep history via the “Journal” feature.Google Fit’s new dark theme, meanwhile, is easy on the eyes (and the phone battery), helping to lull users into a deep, relaxing, restful sleep.Gurel also introduced map routes for iPhone—a function already available on Android that plots your running, hiking, or cycling paths. The new function pairs with Google Wear OS, Apple watchOS, and other connected apps.The iOS update comes four months after Google Fit first landed on iDevices (four and a half years post-Android launch).Manually enter activities—everything from aerobics to Zumba—as well as calories burned, steps taken, and distance traveled. Or connect Apple Health-compatible apps like Sleep Cycle, Nike Run Club, and Headspace to sync with Google Fit.Smartwatch wearers, of course, have a direct link to the service, which automatically documents workout sessions.More on This Sleep Box Inspired by Mark ZuckerbergCan Smart PJs Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?Next-Gen Google Glass Wearable Ready for Businesslast_img read more

NXT announces tour of Canada and Midwest WWE signs former NFL player

first_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp NXT announces tour of Canada and MidwestTriple H tweeted out new NXT live events coming to the Midwest and Canada..@WWENXT hits the Midwest from Sept 16-18. #NXTDesMoines #NXTOmaha#NXTMinnyTickets on sale Friday at 10a CST— Triple H (@TripleH) August 1, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter 2/8 WWE Live Results: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Strowman vs. Corbin, EC3 in action) SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Triple H Facebook WWE signs former NFL playerWWE has announced the signing of former NFL offensive tackle and former Houston Texans star Brennan Williams. Williams officially reported to Orlando this week to begin training at the WWE Performance Center.It’s official… former @NFL player @GREATBLACKOTAKU is training at the @WWEPerformCtr!— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2016Puff Daddy coming to RAWSean “Puff Daddy” Combs will be appearing on RAW next Monday night in Anaheim.JUST ANNOUNCED: Sean #PuffDaddy Combs is heading to #RAW NEXT WEEK! @iamdiddy— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2016 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Now Playing Up Next Google+ THEN @WWENXT goes to Canada Sept 22-24…#NXTToronto#NXTStCatharines#NXTKitchenerTickets on sale Fri at 10am ET.— Triple H (@TripleH) August 1, 2016 Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

1129 WWE Smackdown Live Preview American Alpha vs Bray Wyatt and Randy

first_img John Oliver Could Bray Wyatt Return During WrestleMania? Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Columbia, South Carolina. Tonight is the go-home show for this Sunday’s TLC PPV in Dallas, Texas. Scheduled for tonight is American Alpha vs. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton in a #1 Contenders Match, where the winners will face Smackdown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles at the TLC PPV. Also scheduled is an edition of the Ambrose Asylum with guest James will have live coverage of Smackdown Live beginning at 8PM ET. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMatt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are OutdatedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Bray Wyatt Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Pinterest “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdatedcenter_img First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Slovacchia: avamposto nel cuore del blocco di Visegrd WWEs Bray Wyatt Says Goodbye On Twitter Facebook WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Vancouver woman involved in fatal Oregon crash

first_imgA Vancouver woman was identified as the driver in a single-vehicle crash that killed her passenger this morning in the Madras, Ore., area, according to the Oregon State Police.Breanna D. Conaway, 27, of Vancouver, was driving a 2005 Jeep Liberty east on state Highway 26 at about 9:30 a.m. when the vehicle drifted off of the highway near Laurel Lane, according to a press release from police. The Jeep then veered back onto the roadway, across both lanes of travel and rolled several times, police said.Conaway’s front-seat passenger, Klayton W. Gibson, 28, of Moriarty, N.M., was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the press release. He was not wearing a seat belt when the rollover occurred, police said.Conaway and her 5-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries in the crash and were transported to the St. Charles Madras medical center, according to police.Oregon State Patrol said it is investigating the incident as a case of distracted driving.last_img read more

Americans killed in attack at air base in Afghanistan

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber apparently posing as a laborer killed four Americans and wounded 16 others Saturday morning at Bagram air base in northern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials said.A Polish soldier participating in the NATO mission was also among the wounded.The Taliban claimed responsibility.Afghan officials said the bomber was wearing the kind of clothing normally worn by local laborers, who line up at dawn to enter the base.Two American service members and two contractors working on the base were killed in the explosion, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.“I want to express my sincere condolences to the families of the fallen, and I want to reassure the loved ones of those injured that they are getting the best possible care,” Carter said in a statement. “Force protection is always a top priority for us in Afghanistan, and we will investigate this tragedy to determine any steps we can take to improve it.”“For those who carried out this attack, my message is simple,” he continued. “We will not be deterred in our mission to protect our homeland and help Afghanistan secure its own future.”last_img read more

County looking to fill peer educator positions

first_imgClark County — Clark County is currently on the lookout for youth between the ages of 12 and 19 that are interested in sharing their opinions and perspectives about substance abuse prevention among their peers.The county’s Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse program is seeking to fill eight peer educator positions for its 2017-2018 program year. According to a county press release, the peer educators are tasked with addressing alcohol and other drug use issues among youth in Clark County. The program aims to promote awareness of educational programs and advise other groups on substance abuse at the community level, while also supporting other efforts to curtail the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.According to the release, peer educators include youth who have never used drugs or alcohol, those who have experimented or used, as well as those who have completed treatment and are in recovery. To be eligible, youth must be residents of Clark County. Training is provided.Interested youth must submit an application, and finalists must participate in an interview. Applications and submission directions are online at: read more

Motorcycle rider hurt attempting to pass between two vehicles

first_imgA Woodland motorcycle rider was hospitalized after trying to pass between two vehicles on his bike, causing a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 north of Woodland Sunday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.The state patrol said Martin Jenkins, 54, was driving south on the highway about 4 miles north of Woodland when, around 3:30 p.m., he tried to pass between a car and an SUV.Starla J. Sawyer, 42, of Battle Ground, was driving in the left lane, and Renee L. Richards, 40, of Tacoma, was in the middle lane.According to the state patrol, Jenkins attempted to pass between the two vehicles, but struck both of them. That sent him out of control and off the road on the right side. He struck a guard rail then flew off the bike.Jenkins’ motorcycle kept going, re-entered the roadway then hit Sawyer’s car again before going off the highway and stopping in the median.Jenkins was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for his injuries. Jenkins’ condition was not available. Sawyer and Richards were unhurt.The state patrol said improper passing caused the crash, and that Jenkins was cited for second-degree negligent driving.last_img read more

Riverview Q1 net income up 63

first_imgRiverview Bancorp saw a 63 percent increase in its net income in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 (March to June 2018), with $4.4 million in net income compared to $2.7 million over the same period the year prior.The Vancouver-based banking company also surpassed its net income for the final quarter of fiscal year 2018, which saw $3 million in profits after expenses.The increase in reported net income equals 20 cents per diluted share.“We started fiscal year 2019 with a record first quarter, and our momentum continues to build,” said Kevin Lycklama, president and chief executive officer, in a news release. “Our financial performance was fueled by strong revenue generation and solid loan growth.”The quarter’s earnings continue a period of strong growth for the company, which closed out fiscal year 2018 with $10.2 million in net income, 38 percent more than the $7.4 million at the end of fiscal year 2017. That profitability was driven in part by the acquisition of MBank in February, giving Riverview two new branches in Oregon.The first quarter of fiscal year 2019 saw total loans increase by $15.2 million to reach $826.6 million at June 30, 2018, an annualized growth rate of 7.5 percent. Riverview’s total deposits went up by $8.9 million to reach $982.4 million at the end of the first quarter, compared to $973.5 million a year ago. However, deposits dropped from the quarter prior (the fourth quarter for fiscal year 2018) by $13.3 million.“The decrease compared to the preceding quarter end was primarily driven by a $13.3 million decrease from a temporary deposit to a single customer,” Lycklama said in the news release.last_img read more

Otto Brown Neighborhood Park with quirky naming story opens

first_imgNearly 100 people gathered for the grand opening of Otto Brown Neighborhood Park on a mild Saturday morning, the culmination of two decades of financing, planning and construction.Near the intersection of Northeast 96th Street and Northeast 162nd Avenue in the Heritage neighborhood, the 7.9-acre park cost $1.4 million and features a play structure, picnic tables, open grassy fields, a biking trail, a sport court, a wooded area and a rock feature.Locals and organizers alike expect that it will be well-used and well-loved for years to come.“This is what the Parks Advisory Board hopes for when we open a new park, so many people coming and excited about it,” Kelsey Potter, co-chair of the board, told the crowd. “Living next to a neighborhood park myself, I can tell you it’s such a great way to meet your neighbors, stay connected in your community, and just to take pride in something so close to your house.”A gaggle of kids held a ceremonial ribbon as another wielded the customary golden scissors.Then, they scattered — to the play structure, where swings, slides, and a metal climbing structure shaped like a giant bicycle frame beckoned, and to the refreshment table where slices of celebratory cake waited to be claimed.The park bears a bicycle theme, linked to its namesake. As a page on Clark County Public Works’ website states:“The park is named after Otto Alexander Brown, who was born in the Hockinson area in 1878. Brown built a bicycle almost entirely of wood and rode it to Vancouver for the city’s Fourth of July festivities. A Vancouver bicycle shop owner was so impressed that he gave Brown a new bicycle in exchange for the wood one, which he displayed in his store window for years.last_img read more

Carrick happy to help Pogba

first_imgPaul Pogba had been criticized a lot this season but he managed to show an extraordinary performance against Manchester City in the derby game and helped his team to grab a win by scoring two crucial goals.Michael Carrick, his experienced teammate, admitted that he had a small chat with Pogba during the half-time break and he tried to help him – and after this, the Frenchman scored a brace…The former England international spoke about his teammate as he said, according to“I just kept it simple and said ‘this is what you are’ and ‘this is what you’re good at. But listen, he scored two goals, so it’s not down to me.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’m glad I did [have an impact] because it shows little things do register with players.”“Three or four years ago I probably wouldn’t have thought I’d go down that route. It wasn’t until I started my coaching badges that I found that I enjoyed it.”“Eventually, I think I would like to be a manager. It looks easier than it obviously is, but of course, it’s not easy.”“There is an element that keeps nagging away at me in games where I think what I would do there and what would I change.”last_img read more

Lewandowski I dont want to play in the same League forever

first_imgRobert Lewandowski has added further doubt on his Bayern Munich future after admitting that he does not want to continue playing in the same league “forever”The Poland captain has been strongly linked with a move away from the Bundesliga champions over the past year with his agent, Pini Zahavi, having recently thrown his future into even more uncertainty by claiming that his client wishes to leave Bayern in order to seek a “new challenge”.Real Madrid are believed to be the favourites to sign Lewandowski with Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United having also touted as possible destinations for the in-demand forward.And now the 29-year-old has revealed that he does want a change of scenery.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’ve already said that I don’t want to play in the same League forever, that’s for sure: but don’t know my future right now,” he told The Players’ Tribune, via Football-Italia.But he may not necessarily leave Bayern this summer:“For now, I’m not thinking about it, but I’m 29 and I know I can still play for many more years if I don’t hurt myself.”Lewandowski was unable to help Poland in their 3-0 defeat to Colombia on Sunday with the side now eliminated from the World Cup with a game remaining in Group H.last_img read more

Mourinho applauds England players

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has applauded Englands national team for their progress so far at the World Cup as he believes England have cause to be optimistic after their 2-1 knockout to Croatia at World Cup semi-final.Kieran Trippier scored the goal that gave England the lead in the fifth minutes but Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic shattered their hearts to the celebration for Croatia as they came to lead after extra time.Gareth Southgate’s team is the second youngest squad at the Mundial tournament, with an average age of 26 years old and key players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling all under 25.England’s Under-20 and Under-17 teams was victorious in their respective World Cups in 2017, and Mourinho believes they have a bright future when for the Three Lions.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Speaking as a pundit for RT quoted in FourFourTwo, Mourinho said:“England have reason to cry because they were so close, but they have also have reason to be optimistic.“The team improved a lot in relation to previous appearances. It’s a young team, the majority of the players will play in the next World Cup with more experience at club level.”England had thanked all supporters and fans for the love received so farlast_img read more

Dermot Gallagher declares France penalty was wrong

first_imgFormer Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has declared that the penalty VAR awarded to France was wrongly given during their 2018 World Cup final match against Croatia on Sunday.During the match, Referee Nestor Pitana had first missed Ivan Perisic’s handball inside the France box, but the official opted the award the spot-kick following a VAR review.Perisic’s view seemed to be blocked by Blaise Matuidi just before the ball struck the Inter Milan winger’s arm, and Gallagher has believed that it was “100% not a penalty”.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“100% not a penalty. He’s far, far too close to the ball as it comes over the forward’s head,” Gallagher told Sky Sports as quoted by Sports Mole.“It just strikes him – he doesn’t move his hand to the ball, he’s got no intention of handling the ball. The law says it has to be deliberate. His arms aren’t in an unorthodox position – it just doesn’t tick any boxes.”Antoine Griezmann netted the penalty to give France a 2-1 lead against Croatia in Moscow, and Les Bleus ultimately claimed the trophy with a 4-2 success over Croatia.last_img read more

Antonio Valencia out for Man Utds season opener confirms Mourinho

first_imgManchester United captain Antonio Valencia will be unavailable for the club for the start of their Premier League campaign, confirmed Jose MourinhoThe Portuguese coach confirmed the setback earlier today and announced that Valencia sustained the injury in their goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes this week.As a consequence, the right-back will miss United’s opening Premier League game against Leicester City next month.New signing Diogo Dalot, from FC Porto, is also injured at the moment and the 19-year-old is not expected to return until September.Meanwhile,  the versatile Ashley Young could be an option for Mourinho but he is yet to return to training after playing a part in England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals this summer and may not be ready for competitive action by the time the Premier League season starts on August 10.“Valencia is injured, you are right,” said Mourinho, according to Sky Sports.“He will be injured for the beginning of the Premier League, Diogo Dalot is also in a recovering phase, he will not be ready for the beginning of Premier League.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Ashley Young is a possibility to play right-back, but is on holiday. I don’t know if he fancies being back for that and put himself to be available for the team or stay on holiday.”But another option for Mourinho could be centre-back Victor Lindelof.“Victor Lindelof is a possibility, he is not a right-back but is a possibility, he starts training next Monday. I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor, it makes no sense for him to come to the United States,” he said.Matteo Darmian, who is expected to leave this summer after a troubled spell at Old Trafford, may not have to stay a while longer.“So if Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can be important for us,” added Mourinho.United will next face Liverpool on Saturday at the Michigan Stadium after beating AC Milan on Thursday 9-8 on penalties.last_img read more

Official Lyon sign Jason Denayer from Man City

first_imgLyon have confirmed the signing of defender Jason Denayer from Manchester City on a five-year dealThe City academy graduate failed to make a single appearance for the senior side following his arrival in 2013.Due to this, Denayer has now agreed to join Lyon for an undisclosed fee and is honoured to be there.“It gives me great pleasure to come and play for Lyon. After several attempts, this time was the charm,” he told the club website.“The club followed me for three seasons. This shows that they really wanted me and they know my game perfectly. It’s an honour to play here.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The 23-year-old has had loan spells at Sunderland and Celtic in the past, where he was named as the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and the club’s Young Player of the Year while with the latter.More recently the Belgian centre-back has been at Galatasaray on another loan spell, that saw him score one goal in 22 appearances to help the Turkish giants to a domestic double last season.Denayer has also made eight appearances for Belgium at international level.last_img read more

PSG president fuming over NeymarReal Madrid links

first_imgParis Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is fuming over the persistent speculation linking Neymar with a move to Real MadridThe Brazilian forward has been constantly linked with a switch to Los Blancos ever since completing his world-record €222million in 2017.This summer both Real and Neymar publicly denied that any move was to materialise.But the rumours have remained, much to Al-Khelaifi’s frustration.The Qatari businessman has even held talks with Real president Florentino Perez over the matter.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“We don’t like it at all and we have spoken to Real Madrid,” Al-Khelaifi told Marca.“It’s a bit frustrating, it’s not fair that other clubs talk about our players.“We have a good relationship and they respect PSG, and I hope that’s the truth. We respect Real Madrid, their president, Florentino Perez, but I think that it’s important for everyone not to work behind the scenes.“I don’t know if he understands me. If there is something, we speak, speak with Florentino Perez or whatever it is and we speak about what we like and what we don’t like.“It’s what we want with all clubs, not just Real Madrid. Fighting amongst each other is not the way PSG works and I hope other clubs don’t do that to us.”last_img read more

Foden ready for England – Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes young midfielder Phil Foden is ready for a call-up to the England senior national team.Foden who was part of the England youth side that were crowned champions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup back in 2017 has only featured sparingly for the Citizens so far this season but his manager believes if he wasn’t ready for a call-up, he wouldn’t be in the City first team.England senior team head coach Gareth Southgate was believed to be considering calling the youngster to his team before the September international break but opted against doing so, giving the player more time to focus on breaking into the Manchester City team.“We do our best, I do my best” said Guardiola, according to Daily Mail.“I think Phil is ready for England. He’s ready for City because he’s here. If he wasn’t ready, he wouldn’t be here. Phil’s special, his work ethic is excellent and he will have a lot of minutes this season. After that Gareth has his own decision.”jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“I don’t feel the pressure (developing Foden). I feel the pressure to win the games.”Guardiola believes Foden can become a more prominent first-team player in the future and his rapid development could provide competition for other top midfielders at the club.“He can compete with David Silva, with Gundogan, with Kevin De Bruyne when he’s fit, with Fernandinho, with the top players,” he added.“If you see the big 10-20 clubs in Europe in all the competitions, you don’t see many people playing who are 18-19 years old. Maybe one, two, three, but not too many.”last_img read more

Milner is causing selection problems Gerrard

first_imgLiverpool legend Steven Gerrard is in awe of James Milner’s performances and believes it’s going to be tough for new signings Naby Keita and Fabinho to break into the team’s midfield this season.“Milner is causing them selection problems. He’s in the form of his life,” he said.“On current form, he is the first name on the teamsheet.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.And Gerrard added that goalkeeper Alisson, who joined from Roma this summer in a deal worth up to a reported £66.8m, and centre-back Virgil van Dijk, a £75m signing from Southampton in January, have “made a big difference”.“Liverpool have looked a different animal since Van Dijk came in and Alisson brings more composure and trust,” he said.“In time that’ll be the big difference – the front three will always score goals and the midfielders back them up too – but it’s all been about trying to improve defensively and they’re very close.”last_img read more

Mauro Icardi fuels transfer talk after flying to England

first_imgInter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has fuelled transfer talks after he was reported to have flown to England after recent links to Chelsea and Real Madrid.The Argentine has been in an impressive run of form in Italy scoring nine times this term in the Italia Serie A.The 25-year-old was on target for Inter Milan last weekend after scoring the winner from a spot kick to gift the Nerazzurri three points and keep them third in Serie A table.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.A current release clause for the Italian is set at €110 million (£98 million) and that is affordable for most of Europe’s biggest clubs  and with the exit of Inter in the Champions League group stage, Icardi could be on his way to one of the teams hoping to lift the coveted Champions League trophy, according to the Mirror.The January transfer window could spring up surprises across Europe as a number of clubs look to strengthen their team.last_img read more

Schmeichel Pogba hasnt won a war at Man United

first_imgManchester United great Peter Schmeichel insists Paul Pogba mustn’t be allowed to think he’s bigger than the club and backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to extract the Frenchman’s full potentialAfter being left out of Mourinho’s final game in charge of United in their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, Pogba was restored to the starting line-up for Solskjaer’s debut at Cardiff City.The World Cup winner responded with an incisive display that saw him provide two assists as United stormed to a convincing 5-1 win.But Schmeichel cautioned United against allowing Pogba to think he’s bigger than them.“Mourinho did put himself in the limelight, not in the correct way or the way that you want the United manager to be,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live.“There were stories about the manager being at war with certain players. That’s happened many times, but the club has always been able to deal with that in the dressing room.“I want to see Pogba being a United player as good as everything else he does in life.“He’s absolutely brilliant on social media, and he’s projecting himself to be this incredibly important player.“We’ve seen it at Juventus, we’ve seen it with France, we haven’t seen it with Manchester United and what’s really important here is that no player, regardless of how much money they make, how much they’ve been bought for, has ever been bigger than the club or the manager.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“This has been now portrayed like Pogba has won a war, this doesn’t work for me, that cannot happen for United.“It’s now really important that the club deal with this situation. Pogba, or any other player, cannot be bigger than the club.”Night, Reds ❤️ #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 22, 2018However, the former Danish goalkeeper expects old United team-mate Solskjaer to be the man to get Pogba to perform to his expected levels.“Ole is definitely a different personality and a different direction,” Schmeichel added.“He’s stuck to the tradition and the history of the club, and respected it all the way, and had a great run as reserve coach for the club, and this is significant, because he was dealing with players like Pogba and Jesse Lingard, and these players that seem to be the players that Mourinho had problems with.“I think this is key, and the brief that Ole has got is to tame that situation, make someone like Pogba play to the potential that we know already that he has got.”last_img read more