Tiger Woods announced he will make his return to competitive golf at the Nov. 30–Dec. 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas.Woods, who continues to recover from back surgery and has not played competitively in nine months, will be part of an elite 18-player field.“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” tournament host and 14-time major champion Woods said in a statement.“Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field…”The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.Last year Woods also made a comeback at the same event, ending nearly 16 months on the sidelines, and finished 15th in a final field of 17.He showed flashes of the brilliant golf that carried him to 14 major titles. However, he also delivered the inept, often finding sandy waste areas off the tee or with his approach shots.As his back issues continued, Woods returned to the PGA Tour in January. He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and shot an opening-round 77 a week later in Dubai before withdrawing.In April he announced that he had undergone a fourth back operation in three years.The winner of five tournaments in 2013, Woods has played just 19 events since.“All of us would be overjoyed if Tiger Woods could come back and play at a high level,” Woods’ former swing coach Butch Harmon told Sky Sports. “He’s playing an appropriate event because there are only 18 players, even though they are top echelon players.“It’s a more relaxed type of event. It’s his tournament. I think he’s going to feel a little more relaxed there. “We’ll have to see how he is physically, how he is mentally and how his nervous system holds up.”Woods will not find the competition any easier this year with a top flight field that includes Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose.The Hero World Challenge will be the latest in a long-running comeback saga that has produced more downs than ups.The most recent embarrassing setback came last Friday when Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.He was found asleep in May behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, which was parked alongside a road not far from his home on Jupiter Island.Woods had five drugs in his system when he was arrested, but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report. Those drugs included generic forms of the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; the mood drug Xanax; the sleeping pill Ambien, and a drug that contained THC, the active ingredient in marijuana (
…citizens and politicsEven though the requirement that MPs can’t be dual citizens (that is, have pledged “allegiance” to another nation) was introduced into the 1980 Constitution which was crafted for Burnham, no one – least of all the politicians – paid any heed to it. After all, Guyanese politicians had routinely spent time abroad to “qualify” themselves in the profession and many might’ve very well gotten citizenship with their “farrin” wives. “Doctor politics” and all that!And then, of course, Burnham had originally rigged himself into office through “overseas” Guyanese votes, and maybe felt he owed them something if they returned to Guyana? But by 1980, a tsunami of emigration had swept Guyana, and maybe he’d wanted to have a card up his sleeve in case some obstreperous ones, like Rodney, had slipped up and accepted foreign citizenship!!At the turn of the 21st Century, after the PNC dictatorship had fallen, with a slew of “farriners” returning and throwing their hats into the political ring, the issue reared its head in a debate about the qualifications to head political parties – and to be “presidential candidates”. It was decided that citizenship plus continuous local residence for seven years would suffice. But the dual citizenship issue – wink, wink – was sidestepped.Maybe the overseas donations had something to do with it? By 2006, the AFC was openly promising parliamentary seats to overseas contributors and understandingly, didn’t raise the issue of the constitutional bar!! And so we arrive at AFC MP Charrandas Persaud casting his vote to oust the APNU/AFC coalition! Suddenly, according to the leaders of the AFC (we won’t even bother with the opinions of the PNC!) CP is now a “Judas” and a renegade of low moral character who even – gasp! GAMBLED!!By the count of one professor in the know, however, some 26 of the present 65 MPs in the House, have dual citizenship – which their parties – including the PNC and AFC – had to have known about. Now frankly, your humble Eyewitness has no problems with dual citizens becoming MPs – unless, of course, they’re here spying for their “other” country and selling out our precious industrial and defence secrets! Never mind that the said “secrets” are being crafted by the selfsame “other” countries like the US and Canada!!In these modern times where labour is fungible like finance – excepting in Trump’s US! –why should we deny the expertise of our Guyanese who might’ve picked up from their foreign sojourn how our country might become first world?But the PNC’s in a no-win situation. If the courts rule that CP’s vote was retrospectively illegitimate, all the other “dualists” will have to go!!It’s called a “Pyrrhic victory”!!… no-confidence talksThe TUC leader wants to have civil society groups join the promised continued “talks” between the Opposition and the President that have been promised ‘til there are elections in Guyana. The fly in the curry (or the metemgee) of course, is which “civil society” groups will be allowed at the table? The old “social partners” of labour, business and religion? Which labour? Which business? Which religion? The usual suspects? But what about the unorganised labourers toiling out in the boons who don’t care for the promised “otherworldly” goodies? Who’ll speak for them?But seriously folks, the Opposition should welcome the offer since it offers a wider, “less partisan” pool of influentials to witness up close how the PNC plays hardball – with democracy as the ball. Even if they aren’t going to vote for the Opposition, their reports should lend credibility to the latter’s inevitable odd patience at the PNC’S intransigence.Maybe they’ll even join the PPP in the streets?…GECOM chair?Listen, your Eyewitness is as sympathetic to the ailments of the 85-year-old GECOM chair as anyone else. But, with his own challenges in this area, he expects the President to be even more sympatico.So how about suggesting that the OL submit another list of 6 “fit and proper” names??
LATEST STORIES Yulo, just like in the Worlds, had a sensational showing at the Floor Exercises of this Games, wowing the hometown crowd and drawing 14.650 from the judges, giving him a crucial headstart over the visiting Vietnamese, 2017’s top performers.Caloy Yulo’s UNOFFICIAL scores and rankings across 6 contests here in the Men’s Gymnastics-Artistic at Rizal Memorial in Manila. | #SEAGames2019 #SEAGames2019xInquirer pic.twitter.com/hAATKgJUDUFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4— Denison Rey Dalupang (@sonrdINQ) December 1, 2019 NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “This is different because this crowd is paying [attention] to me, unlike in Germany, nobody knows me,” Yulo told reporters in a hastily called interview.Yulo had 84.900 to dominate the field.Dinh Phuong Thanh totaled 82.360 for the silver medal, while his compatriot Le Thanh Tung had 81.700 for the bronze. Both were part of the 2017 Vietnamese crew that won the gold for the team all-around event.Yulo, after landing third place in Pommel Horse, had a safe and steady outing across Still Rings, Vault, and Parallel Bars.As if saving the best for last, Yulo went on to mount a sensational showing on Horizontal Bars, one that put him again at the top, and squarely atop the race.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘People evacuated on their own’ This is Yulo’s first SEA Games appearance. But he has long been a grizzled athlete of the sport, making strides around the world.His performance in Germany officially punched his for the Tokyo Olympics.Yulo could further hike his gold-medal haul when he returns to action on Tuesday, for the apparatus finals. Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China SEA Games windsurfing event in Subic postponed due to ‘Tisoy’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Caloy Yulo in the still rings of the men’s all around Final of the 2019 SEA Games at the Rizal Coliseum.INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZMANILA, Philippines–Carlos Yulo delivered a pair of top-ranked performances en route to a gold-medal finish in the Individual All-Around edition of the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Sunday.The 19-year-old gymnast entered the biennial meet a heavy favorite after his gilded run in the World Championships in Stuttgard, Germany, last October.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Suspended for the first two matches of England’s Euro 2012 campaign, Rooney made a goalscoring return in the 1-0 victory against Ukraine, a win which helped his side finish top of Group D.Although the Manchester United striker looked some distance off his best form, England’s management remained optimistic that Rooney would turn in an improved showing in the quarter-finals against Italy.However that optimism proved to be ill-founded on Sunday as the 26-year-old failed once again to stamp his authority on a major tournament after disappointments at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup.Looking alarmingly short of match fitness, Rooney was also guilty of ceding possession all too frequently — completing just 27 of 50 passes attempted, a completion rate of 54 percent. Only James Milner, with 48 percent, was lower.Rooney’s disappointing performances means that he will have to wait another two years until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil before he has another chance to prove he deserves to be bracketed with the world’s best footballers.Rooney’s displays have focused attention on his physical conditioning. His decision to take a pre-tournament holiday in Las Vegas, where he was photographed visiting the gaming tables and nightclubs of Sin City, looks even more ill-advised.However England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted his coaching staff were happy with the striker’s fitness when he joined up with the squad last month.“We’ve monitored his fitness levels and in training he has looked very fit,” Hodgson said Monday shortly before England left their Krakow base.“In the first game he didn’t show any particular signs of lacking any fitness and he played the 120 minutes (on Sunday).“I think what you might be saying is that you’re a bit disappointed with his performance and maybe thought he could have played better.”It is hard to argue however that Rooney has looked as lean at Euro 2012 as he did in his scintillating 2009/2010 season, as comparison of images of the two periods reveals.Nevertheless Hodgson defended the fitness of his striker.“You could put fitness down to anything. That was the classic Italian trick. Every time an Italian team loses a game, you hear they’re not fit,” he said.“You can put a lot of things down to fitness, but there was no reason for us to doubt his fitness. His running stats in the training sessions and the games were actually very good.”Hodgson conceded however that Rooney may have struggled to meet the high expectations set by the management.“I think we put a lot of expectations on him,” he said. “When he missed the first two games we were all believing that what we need to do now get to the third game and Wayne Rooney will win us the championships.“That maybe was too much to ask of him. He certainly tried very hard, but he didn’t have his best game. I think he would admit that.“That might be down to a number of factors, but I don’t think that fitness itself was a particular factor.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KRAKOW, Poland, June 26-Another major tournament, and another major disappointment for Wayne Rooney.The man regarded as the most gifted English footballer of his generation is running out of opportunities to prove that his dazzling debut at Euro 2004 was anything more than a teenage flash in the pan.
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This is a cautionary tale. It’s a true story, although probably not 100 percent accurate due to the retelling. I’ve written in this column before about taking care to conduct oneself professionally at work functions, such as holiday parties or conferences. Here’s why. My college-aged niece’s employer sent her to Minnesota for a two-week sales course. The company put her and the others who had come from places across the country up in apartments. Upon arrival the first day, the students were advised to “get to know each other,” as they would be living and working together for the next 14 days. My niece, it turns out, was the only one among the bunch who had brought along a laptop computer, so her place became the “hangout.” (She also is a football fan and had the game of the evening playing on her TV set.) Each and every student at some point during the evening came through her doors, some staying for a while, some just popping in. As with many social gatherings, there was alcohol consumed. At one point, a Texan attempted to teach the girls the two-step (making it necessary to move some furniture around). And during times when a good number of these 20-somethings were together, the noise volume got pretty loud. By 11 or 11:30, the game was over, the computer was put away and everyone was back in their own rooms. The next day, my niece was called into “the office” and reprimanded for what soon became known as “the three-room Rager.” Apparently, a complaint about the noise had launched an investigation, which prompted the searching of my niece’s room, and interviews with all the students. Reminiscent of the old parlor game in which each person whispers something and the original story becomes something entirely different by the time it reaches the last person, the previous evening’s event was now described as a major party, complete with “making out” and “dancing on tables.” Although my niece refuted many of the “facts” presented to her, she did admit to the noise and promised it would not happen again. She thought that was the last of it. Four days later, after showing up on time each day for class, achieving high grades, and behaving in the evenings, (my niece’s side of the story, of course), she and seven others were dismissed from the classes, escorted off the property and told they would be fired when returning to their home stores. Some of the students plan to fight the dismissals as unfair, but since their employment was “at will,” I’m not sure of their chances. In any event, this incident should serve as a reminder that when it comes to work, professionalism is always in order, even when it comes to the gray area of off-the-clock hours. Speaking of gray areas, I advised my niece to clean up her MySpace page before applying for new positions. As much as it seems one’s life away from work shouldn’t be a consideration, since people make their personal lives public on the Web, employers think of these profiles as fair game for judging character. Just ask the teacher who was dismissed because of racy pictures on her site. For More Information Books: Business Etiquette and Professionalism (Crisp Fifty-Minute Books) by M. Kay Dupont; Business Etiquette for Dummies by Sue Fox Web sites: www.selfgrowth.com/ articles/Toupin14.html; www.doaskdotell.com/hppub/3rdparty/isethics.htm Dawn Anfuso is a South Bay-based business writer and former Managing Editor of Workforce magazine. If you have workplace or job-search questions, write to Dawn Anfuso, c/o Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance, Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077, e-mail Dawn at email@example.com. Writers will remain anonymous.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
10 10 10 4. Real Madrid’s Galacticos – Real Madrid won three Champions Leagues in just four years at the turn of the millennium, but did you know just one of these came in the ‘Galacticos’ era? Florentino Perez became president of Los Blancos in 2000, after the UCL triumphs of 97/98 and 99/00, and promised a policy of Zidanes y Pavones, ie. a mix of expensive superstar talents and homegrown heroes. Luis Figo was the first Galactico to join, from rivals Barcelona, helping them win La Liga. Then, in 2001, Zizou himself found his way to the Bernabeu for a world record fee, scoring the winner in the Champions League final against Leverkusen. Next to sign was 2002 World Cup hero Ronaldo, helping Real win back La Liga in 2003. But the Galatico era would be defined by the signing of David Beckham and sale of the less glamorous, but vital team player Claude Makelele. The obsession with star signings led to a lack of balance on the pitch and the worst trophy drought in the club’s history duly followed. 10 When a team is successful, the plaudits come thick and fast, but sometimes fans and pundits get a bit too excited.It’s easy to get carried away when the euphoria, which football creates, courses through the veins.Sometimes, in retrospect, the pedestal on which we put certain teams, players and moments, is a little too high, and the excitement surrounding them overtakes a realistic representation of their achievements.But are these the most overhyped sides in the history of the beautiful game? Let us know below… 2. Almost every single England team – The Three Lions won the World Cup on home soil in 1966 but have been an overhyped disappointment at virtually every other point in their history. The triumph of Bobby Moore et al was something of a Pyrrhic victory because it helped convince the English that they should count themselves among the world’s very best (is there any evidence to suggest England would have won the World Cup away from home?). From the embarrassment of losing 1-0 to the USA at their first World Cup finals in 1950, to the 2-1 defeat against Iceland at Euro 2016, it’s a sorry tale. Even when England reached the 1990 World Cup last four, and the semis of Euro 96, it’s fair to say the Three Lions had to ride their luck to get to that stage. Perhaps the most overhyped England era of all was the so-called ‘Golden Generation’, whose high point was beating a rubbish Germany side 5-1 in Munich. A year later, England lost in the World Cup quarters, while the Germans made the final. Says it all. 7. Scotland’s 1978 World Cup team – aka ‘Ally’s army’ – Scotland didnt progress beyond the group stage at the 1974 World Cup, but were welcomed back as heroes because the team did not lose a game in West Germany, being eliminated on goal difference. When they qualified for the 1978 tournament, led by Ally McLeod, there was so much optimism and hype surrounding the team that thousands turned up at Hampden Park to wave them off amid a party atmosphere. A song was released with the lyrics, “We’re on the march wi’ Ally’s Army / We’re going tae the Argentine / And we’ll really shake them up / When we win the World Cup”. Could they really return as heroes? They didnt, crashing out at the first hurdle again. The Scots lost to Peru, drew with Iran and, needing to beat eventual finalists the Netherlands by three goals, won 3-2. ‘Ally’s army’ have gone down in history for their perceived infamous hubris and, after first round exits in 1982, 1986 and 1990, in 1998 Scotland’s World Cup song was titled ‘Don’t Come Home Too Soon’. 3. West Ham in the 1960s – According to West Ham fans, their club won the World Cup in 1966, despite the fact players like Man United’s Nobby Stiles and Bobby Charlton, Blackpool’s Alan Ball, Leicester’s Gordon Banks and Liverpool’s Roger Hunt were all vital members of that Three Lions side. West Ham did triumph in the 1964 FA Cup final and the 1965 European Cup Winners Cup (also played at Wembley). But when it came to league football, they were no better than average. Between the 1960/61 season and 1969/70 they only finished in the top half of the table on three occasions, and their highest position was eighth, in both 1962 and 1969. Ahead of the 1966 World Cup, the likes of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters could only help the Hammers to a 12th place finish. Lucky for England they could call up players from other clubs that summer. 10 5. Liverpool’s 1981 European champions – The Reds may have won their third European Cup in four years and been en route to another English league title in late 1981, but they were given a football lesson when they tried to claim the title of world’s best. In their first World Club Cup outing Liverpool faced the brilliant Brazilians of Flamengo, who boasted the world class talent of Zico in their ranks; they tore the supposed ‘Red Machine’ apart, 3-0. Shrinking violet Graeme Souness claimed that “we were anxious to avoid any trouble and let them do what they wanted”. The British press blamed a “hard, bumpy pitch”, while Reds midfielder Ray Kennedy described the result as just plain “embarrassing”. Liverpool manager Bob Paisley admitted the Reds were inferior, but still laced his explanation with a feeble complaint about the surface: “We were beaten by a better side whose superior technique gave them an advantage on that kind of pitch.” If Flamengo could play that well on a bumpy pitch, imagine what they would have done to Liverpool on a good surface. 10 6. Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan – Still the last team to retain the European Cup, Sacchi’s Milan won the trophy in 1989 and 1990. But it’s arguable it was easier to retain then, due to the format (hence why it’s not been retained in the modern era). Certainly this Milan side boasted some brilliant players, not least Gullit, Van Basten and Rijkaard, as well as Baresi and a young Paolo Maldini, but if they were one of the all-time great teams why did they only win one Serie A title under Sacchi’s management? In four years with Sacchi at the helm, they finished top of the pile just once in Italy, in 1987/88. City rivals Inter were champions in 1989, Diego Maradona inspired Napoli to top spot in 1990 and Sampdoria claimed the crown in 1991. Incidentally, it was in 1991 that Sacchi’s Milan tried to get a European Cup tie with Marseille abandoned, because they were losing. They were subsequently banned from Europe as a result. Meanwhile, Sacchi’s successor Fabio Capello won four of the next five Serie A titles for Milan. 10 10 10 10 8. Brazil’s 1982 World Cup team – Those who watched them in the tournament have fond memories of this Brazil side, and their free-flowing attacking play lived up to expectations that footballers from that part of the world should be the most skilful on the planet. A gloriously talented midfield, comprising Zico, Socrates, Falcao and Cerezo helped create the idea that this Brazil team are one of the greatest teams never to win the World Cup. Indeed, they failed to make it out of the second group stage, losing to eventual winners Italy in their final match thanks to some awful defending. There were questions over the quality of striker Serginho and hapless goalkeeper Waldir Peres, leaving the team off kilter. The 1982 Brazil captured hearts but it must be admitted the previous World Cup-winning sides had a greater all-round balance of creativity and solidity. There is more to being a great football team than being great going forward. 1. Arsenal’s 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ – to see which other teams we’ve included, click the arrow above – Make no mistake, this was a brilliant Arsenal team. But they are routinely referred to as ‘The Invincibles’, despite the fact they didn’t go unbeaten that season, let alone win more than one trophy or push on to win two titles in a row. Chelsea knocked them out of the Champions League with a win at Highbury (they’d already lost twice in the group stage), Man United beat them in the FA Cup and Middlesbrough won home and away in the League Cup. talkSPORTs Drivetime presenter, Adrian Durham, has also made his thoughts very clear on this one. He believes they played for draws at the end of the campaign, while arguing their cup defeats proves they were beatable. He also highlights the fact they only scored 73 goals, a fairly paltry number for a title winner who didnt lose a league game. They collected a total of 90 points, while Chelsea got a record 95 the very next season. Arsenal were fantastic in the league in 2003/04, but otherwise hardly invincible. 9. Newcastle United 1995-97 – Yes, they were excellent by Newcastle’s standards, but sadly for Geordies that isn’t saying much. Nicknamed the Entertainers, this Newcastle team were beloved by neutrals, not least because they seemed poised to topple a Manchester United team that was attempting to monopolise the Premiership title. But they didn’t stop Fergie’s men. And they weren’t always as swashbuckling as people remember. Sure, they were involved in two thrilling 4-3 clashes with Liverpool but lost both. We will, of course, hail them for their famous 5-0 win over the Red Devils. But, despite two second place finishes, they blew a glorious chance to win the league and spent most of the 96/97 season outside the top three, never really challenging for top spot. Add to that they werent the top scoring team in either campaign, despite the goals of Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer. Oh, and if Robbie Elliot is your sides third highest scorer in the league, youre probably not all that either. 10. France’s reigning World and European champions in 2002 – World and European champions? Surely they couldn’t be overhyped? They were by 2002. When France won the 1998 World Cup on home soil, it was a shock (they were ranked 18th in the world at the time), as Brazil were very much the team to beat Ronaldo being unfit for the final certainly helped the French, who’d stumbled through to that stage. Then at Euro 2000 they won by the skin of their teeth, aided by a missed Raul penalty in the quarter-finals and the latest of equalisers in the final against Italy. Ok, so a team that boasted the talents of Zidane and Henry was obviously capable of brilliance, but good fortune couldn’t continue to paper over cracks. Going into the 2002 World Cup, France certainly were overhyped, with many considering them nailed on to be crowned world champions again. It all came tumbling down though as they finished bottom of their group, losing to Senegal, drawing with Uruguay and then losing to Denmark. They didn’t even score a goal.
Radical change is needed at Arsenal, according to Tony Cascarino, who believes they face being known as the THIRD best club in London.It hasn’t been a good week for the Gunners, having followed up a home defeat against Watford on Tuesday night with a 3-1 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.They don’t look capable of mounting a title challenge at the moment and Cascarino’s brutal honesty will be cause for concern.“The club needs to be reformed completely,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.“I think they have to change everything [such as] the dynamics of the way they spend money and, a lot of Arsenal fans won’t like what I’m going to say, but they’re in danger, or very close to becoming the third biggest club in London.”Arsenal fans currently have a day celebrating the fact when north London rivals Tottenham can no longer finish above them, however, they find themselves fourth in the league, trailing second place Spurs by three points. Chelsea, meanwhile, lead by nine points.REVEALED: The 30 biggest clubs in Britain, from 30 to number one
Ryan Giggs has shared his delight that fellow Manchester United legend David Beckham has become a part-owner Salford City FC, telling talkSPORT: “It’s great we’re all together now.”Six of the club’s ‘Class of 92’ heroes now own shares in the National League side, with Beckham joining Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.Together they own a 60 per cent stake of Salford City, with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim owning the other 40. Beckham’s involvement comes five years after the other five Old Trafford legends took ownership at Moor Lane.And Giggs is over the moon his old friend is now on board too.Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT host Jim White, the Wales manager said: “When we first got involved we wanted David to get involved from the start, but because of his commitments with [new MLS club Miami] the timing wasn’t great.“But now that’s all sorted, he’s agreed to come on board. 2 2 Manchester United’s famous ‘Class of 92’ stars Giggsy gets a soaking as Salford celebrate their title win last season “It’s great news for us that we’re all together now. Salford has been a massive part of our lives, and I’m looking forward to finishing the season strong and hopefully getting another promotion.“When we first started talking about this we wanted to be involved in something together for the long run – for 25 or 30 years.“The best way to do that was to own a football club where we can make the decisions!“Obviously as a coach, you never know how long you’re going to last, so we wanted something where we’d all be involved, have a bit of a laugh, and it’s something close to our hearts because it’s the area where we spent so much time growing up.”Listen back to the full interview with Ryan Giggs on talkSPORT above!
Brazil got off to a win in the first game of the Copa America, but were booed by fans at half-time.Two second half goals from Philippe Coutinho and one from Everton Soares sealed a 3-0 win against Bolivia, but supporters were from happy with the tactics. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ punished Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Brazil are hosting the Copa America for the first time since 1989, with all 10 South American teams taking part, along with guest nations Qatar and Japan.Their next match is against Venezuela on Tuesday and the players will hope the reaction is a little more positive than this… LATEST Tite said he travelled around the world studying football then goes on to start Fernandinho and Casemiro vs Bolivia. pic.twitter.com/MwEgCplbdo— Oga Livi (@OBI_NJ) June 15, 2019 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Getty Images – Getty Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Brazil star Neymar ruled out of tournament with ankle injuryManager Tite started with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and Man City man Fernandinho as his two holding midfielders with Coutinho, David Neres and Richarlison playing ahead with Roberto Firmino up top on his own owing to Neymar’s injury.And when the teams went in at the break goalless, supporters let them know what they thought.MORE: The Copa America best XI featuring Messi, Alisson and Coutinho Casemiro + Fernandinho does not work, two defensive midfielders whose function is to recover the ball, doesn’t serve as a useful weapon in offensive moments. That’s why we had a lot of difficulties going forward from the middle.— Reliquias Brasileiras (@reliquiasbr) June 15, 2019 Why are Brazil playing Fernandinho AND Casemiro…against Bolivia…in Brazil? 🥴— Stephen Moring (@StephenMoring) June 15, 2019 Coutinho scored twice for Brazil in the 3-0 Copa America win against Bolivia latest Fernandinho-Casemiro is so unnecessary against teams like Bolivia, they’re way too similar, Arthur should start in place of one of those two— _ (@TlkaTakaXhaka) June 15, 2019 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:46Loaded: 21.32%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen My man is playing a Casemiro and Fernandinho MF against Bolivia.— Billy M (@Wideoverload) June 14, 2019 REAL DEAL 2 Getty Images – Getty deals Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Fernandinho and Casemiro determining who is actually going to attack from Brazil’s midfield.#CopaAmerica pic.twitter.com/Dc5wM6IEFs— Bad Sokkah Opinions (@xtweetsper90) June 15, 2019 whoops Not sure why needs both Casemiro + Fernandinho against a 10 man Bolivian defense #CopaAmerica— ⭐️ Pauly ⭐️ (@elMagoPJP) June 15, 2019 boost JIBE IN DEMAND Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Casemiro started for Brazil with Fernandinho beside him in midfield and fans were not impressed