Chelsea are currently on a seven-match winning streak in all competitions, with Frank Lampard’s young side having risen to fourth in the standings following their win over Burnley. The Blues have scored 23 goals from their opening 10 matches in the top-flight, however the fact that they have conceded 16 times will be a concern to fans at Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea’s options in the backline are to be boosted by the return of German international Antonio Rüdiger, who has not featured since September’s win against Wolves, where he only lasted 45 minutes due to injury. According to the latest update from Lampard, both Rudiger and N’Golo Kante could well soon be back in the matchday fold, with the latter having been seen training with the Blues for the first since the beginning of October. The likes of Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori have stepped up in a major way in the opening weeks of the season, with the latter having earned a call up to the senior England team as a result of his performances. Many wrote off Chelsea’s chances of finishing in a top 4 position following their opening day defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, however online betting firm Coral now have the Blues priced at just 4/9 to do just that.Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have grabbed the majority of the headlines and attention for their performances, however Tomori is perhaps the player who has made the biggest step up, with the 21-year-old having spent last season on loan at Championship side Derby County, alongside Mount. Lampard is currently preparing his side for a busy run of fixtures over the coming weeks, which begins with a Carabao Cup clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. However, Premier League encounters against London rivals Watford and Crystal Palace represent good opportunities for the Blues to add to their points tally. Following his hat-trick against Burnley, Christian Pulisic will be hoping for an extended run in the team, with the American winger looking like he has found his feet in the English game, following his summer move from Borussia Dortmund. The form of Pulisic gives Lampard a further headache in attack however, with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian having also impressed over recent weeks.Meanwhile, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also expected to return to action in the near future, having been sidelined with an achilles injury picked up in a post-season friendly in the United States. The likes of Ross Barkley and Andreas Christensen could also be in line for returns, with the latter having not featured since Chelsea’s win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of September. Lampard will certainly not be short of numbers when such players return, coming at exactly the right time, with important domestic and European matches coming up. While Chelsea may still not be as competent as they would like in the backline, despite the performances of Zouma and Tomori, their attack has certainly been firing on all cylinders, with the Blues having scored a massive 21 goals in their last 7 matches. A Premier League encounter against a Watford side with the third-worst defensive record in the division on Saturday lunchtime is likely to have the likes of Abraham, Mount and Pulisic licking their lips. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoTopexpensive.comThe 20 Most Expensive Cities for Your VacationTopexpensive.comUndoWomen's MethodMagnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Attacks! Eat These 15 FoodsWomen’s MethodUndo
ALAMEDA — Antonio Brown was back on social media, a day after hinting he’d be taking a break.The Raiders star wide receiver has been big on Twitter and Instagram for years, using those mediums rather than mainstream media to shape his message and push his brand. Brown launched his own YouTube page Wednesday with the promise that “fans and subscribers will get insight into the day to day life of the NFL’s fiercest receiver as he prepares for his 10th season with his new team.”So it wasn’t …
Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Thomas, who replaced Murphey Holloway, was set to play his only game in the PBA in the Batang Pier’s last game against Meralco at Mall of Asia Arena Friday.Globaport’s already out of the playoff race with a 3-7 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad NBA: Damian Lillard would rather not win a title than move to star-studded team Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globalport’s third replacement import Jamal Thomas won’t be able to suit up in the PBA Governors’ Cup after exceeding the height limit for the conference.The Governors’ Cup has a height limit of 6-foot-5 but Thomas exceeded the limit by almost an inch, the PBA tweeted hours before the 7:00 pm tipoff.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is introduced to the crowd on the scoreboard from his hospital bed prior to the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. Hayward was injured in the season opener on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team’s home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: “It’s hurting me that I can’t be there.”The crowd at the TD Garden for the Celtics’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks cheered when Marcus Smart directed fans’ attention to the scoreboard, where Hayward appeared wearing a hospital gown and sitting up in bed. The arena hushed to hear the brief message, then erupted in another cheer when it was over.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stevens said doctors confirmed that Hayward has a dislocated left ankle and broken tibia. Surgery will be necessary but it hadn’t been scheduled, Stevens said. Hayward was expected to make a full recovery, but the coach did not know if it would be this season.“It’s definitely been tough,” said rookie forward Jayson Tatum. “We’re just keeping Gordon in our prayers, hoping everything is all right.”Fans who never got to see Hayward in a Celtics uniform lined up before Wednesday night’s game to sign a banner imploring him to get better and “come back stronger than ever” from the injury. Other fans held up hand-made signs wishing him well.Celtics forward Daniel Theis wrote “GH20” on his shoe, and a fair number of Hayward’s No. 20 jerseys were visible in the crowd, which began chanting his name late in the first half.After playing his first seven years with the Utah Jazz, Hayward signed a four-year, $128 million contract this offseason to rejoin Stevens in Boston — part of a near-complete roster overhaul for the team that finished first in the Eastern Conference last season.ADVERTISEMENT US gymnastics gold medalist reveals abuse by team doctor Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The team also traded fan favorite Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland for fellow All-Star Kyrie Irving and shipped out regular starters Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. In all, just four players on the roster finished last season with the team.Taking Hayward’s minutes, Smart scored 12 points and had nine rebounds on Tuesday night. Smart moved into the starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Bucks.“He put a lot of effort into starting his career well in Boston,” Stevens said of Hayward. “This is a setback, but there’s going to be a full recovery.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments “What’s up, everybody? Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who’s had me in their thoughts and prayers,” Hayward said in the 30-second message, which was also sent out by the team on Twitter .“I’m going to be all right,” Hayward said. “It’s hurting me that I can’t be there for the home opener. I want nothing more than to be with my teammates and walk out on that floor tonight. But I’ll be supportingyou guys from here, and wishing you the best of luck.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter signing with Boston in the offseason as a free agent, Hayward was injured in the sixth minute of his first game for the Celtics, crumpling to the floor Tuesday in Cleveland with a gruesome ankle injury.Players on both teams reacted in horror on at the site of Hayward’s leg bent unnaturally, but coach Brad Stevens said he did not see the injury live and has avoided watching replays.“Having known him as long as I’ve known him, it’s tough to see him go through this,” said Stevens, who was also Hayward’s college coach at Butler. “We’ll make sure he knows that we’ve got our arms around him.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he was keen to carry on racking up the international accolades after equalling the record for most caps by a European player but acknowledged he was closing in on retirement.The 34-year-old Porto keeper showed his class with a couple of fine saves in his 166th Spain appearance, a goalless draw away to Romania on Sunday.”The time of my retirement is getting closer and closer,” Casillas told reporters.”It’s clear that time passes everyone and I am no exception of that.”But I have hope and I would like to be with this team full of youngsters. I don’t know if it’s my last year with Spain, I only think about enjoying each day.”Casillas went level with Latvia’s Vitalijs Astafjevs in the continent’s record books after his 166th appearance in his 16th international season.The former Real Madrid keeper, who has not conceded a goal in 710 minutes for Spain, made his senior international debut on June 3, 2000 against Sweden when he was 19 years and 14 days old.He has gone on to win Euro 2008 and 2012, the 2010 World Cup as well as five Spanish league titles with Real and three Champions Leagues.He left Real last year to join Porto but has been first choice for Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, playing in seven of 10 matches despite Manchester United’s David De Gea pushing for a starting spot.”I am happy to reach 166 games and be the player with the most games for the national team,” Casillas said.advertisement”In these years I have lived good times and bad times, but I will stick with the good ones.”
As Apple slugs it out with FBI on privacy issues, India Friday said strong encryption technology to secure data and communications in smartphones, including those made by the US-based firm, is a challenge for law enforcement agencies.It said however that a tool for mobile forensics has been developed to handle smartphones including Apple.”Smart phones including phones by Apple Inc. employ strong encryption to secure the data stored and to protect the communication. Such Encryption technologies pose challenges to Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the world including India,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a reply to the Rajya Sabha.He said the government has taken note of media reports about the dispute between the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and Apple Inc.FBI had taken Apple to court to force it to break into the encryption-protected iPhone 5c. Backed by technology giants such as Google and Facebook, Apple is opposed to assisting the agency in unlocking the iphone, saying it would have wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy.Also Read: Expert helped Los Angeles police hack Apple iPhonePrasad said that considering the challenges involved, government regularly interacts with all stakeholders to address the issues and implement solutions keeping in view security, service and developmental needs of the country.He said that research and development activity is also being carried out on a continuous basis to upgrade tools and technologies with the emerging new devices and software, including smartphones.”As part of this programme, a tool for Mobile forensics has been developed, which handles Smart phones including Apple phones,” Prasad said.advertisementHe, however, denied any proposal with the government to introduce backdoor or a key for smart phone encryption.
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State has receiver prospects Dillon Stoner and Tyrell Alexander both committed in the 2016 recruiting class, but they are looking to fill one more spot at the position with just a few weeks left until signing day.The Pokes have several big-time prospects visiting this weekend, and another target, Zach Farrar, is expected to announce his top four schools on Friday at 5:00.https://twitter.com/ZachFarrar3/status/687842322160070658 Farrar is a 6-foot-4, 205 pound receiver who had a monster year for Southlake Carroll. He has 17 offers from the likes of Washington, Mississippi State, BYU, Duke, Nebraska and others. Among the top targets are wide receiver are Audie Omotosho, Quartney Davis, Camron Williams, and Zach Farrar.
Man Utd plan Jan bid for Leicester attacker James Maddisonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to bid for Leicester City attacker James Maddison in January.The Times says just a month after United paid an £85m world-record fee for a defender to sign Harry Maguire, his former team-mate Maddison heads Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist.Apart from 26-year-old Maguire, Old Trafford boss Solskjaer showed in the last transfer window he prefers to recruit youngsters still developing.Newcomers Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, both 21, are already in United’s starting line-up.And midfielder Maddison has begun this campaign in even better form than during his breakthrough season last term.The 22-year-old has caught the eye of other top Prem clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
HALIFAX – A Halifax pastor says he felt “violated” after the front doors of his parish were vandalized.St. Agnes Church was one of two Catholic churches in the Nova Scotia capital that were hit with obscene graffiti overnight on Saturday.Father Paul Morris was preparing to deliver the 10:30 a.m. Easter mass when a concerned parishioner alerted him to graffiti on the front doors of the building.Someone had spray-painted obscene words and drawings on the building, where Morris was expecting nearly a thousand people to attend the service.“When you’re the victim of crime, there is a great feeling of being violated. And that’s how I felt. I felt sad, I felt angry, my head was spinning,” he said in an interview Sunday.“I think it’s atrocious. It’s appalling that someone would desecrate any house of worship.”Morris said he contacted the police a few minutes before the mass began.He said the service went as well as could be expected. It was well attended, and he briefly addressed the vandalism in his opening words.“I said, ‘I want everyone to see what was done to us. So take a look when you leave,’” he said, adding that he could forgive the person who did this if they were brought to justice.Saint Benedict Church in the suburb of Clayton Park was also vandalized overnight.Father James Mallon of Saint Benedict tweeted a picture of the graffiti with the caption: “Someone said to me this week that Christians were not persecuted in our country. This morning we woke up to this.”Halifax police believe the two incidents are related.
Ohio State junior swimmer Lindsey Clary competes at the Big Ten championships in February, 2016. Credit: OSU AthleticsOhio State entered the Olympic Swimming Trials with 34 swimmers competing for a spot on the team, but none of them managed to crack the United States swimming group heading to Rio later in the summer.The results found below are from the trials going from Wednesday until the conclusion of the trials on Sunday. For the results on the first three days, click this link.On Tuesday, the first event for the Buckeyes was the women’s 200-meter freestyle match. The school’s lone representative was graduate Alex Norris who finished 30th with a time of 2:01.02.The second event on the third day was the women’s 200-meter individual medley. Senior Lindsey Clary represented the Scarlet and Gray and placed 23rd with a time of 2:16.70.Junior Gregory Nymberg competed in the men’s 200-meter butterfly on Tuesday, finishing 45th with a time of 2:01.82.Day four of the event saw plenty of OSU swimmers compete. In the men’s 100-meter freestyle, senior Josh Fleagle advanced to the semifinals after placing 17th with a time of 49.58 in the preliminaries. He would be knocked out in the semifinals after only placing 16th with a time of 49.70. Also in that event was junior Nathan Christian who placed 66th with a time of 50.98 and graduate Tim Phillips who finished 23rd with a time of 49.89.Also for the men on day four was the 200-meter breaststroke. Two Buckeyes competed in that event, graduate D.J. MacDonald who finished 27th with a time of 2:16.68 and sophomore Brandon Fronczak who placed 83rd after completing the event in two minutes and 21.16 seconds.The third and final event for the Buckeyes on Wednesday was the women’s 200-meter butterfly. Clary finished 69th with a time of 2:17.23 while Amanda McNulty completed the race with a time of 2:17.55, good for 76th in the race.The fifth day of the trials held four preliminary events of which the Buckeyes participated in three. First up for the Bucks was the women’s 200-meter breaststroke. The sole member of the Scarlet and Gray was junior Katie Antal who finished 108th after completing the event with a time of 2:38.32.The next event up for the Buckeyes on that day was the men’s 200-meter individual medley. Three Buckeyes raced in that event with senior Andrew Appleby placing the highest at 35th with a time of 2:04.11. Next up was graduate Chris DePietro who placed 77th with a time of 2:07.41. Lastly was sophomore Gus Whiteman who had a time of 2:12.55 and finished 88th.Whiteman also participated in the 200-meter backstroke, but his time was disqualified.On Friday, the sixth session of the trials began, and OSU again was well represented, having competitors in all four morning events. The men’s 50-meter freestyle event saw three Buckeye swimmers compete. Senior Matt McHugh finished 46th overall with a time of 23.04; freshman Mossimo Chavez finished 61st with a time of 23.15 and junior Kevin Musterait placed 124th with a time of 23.56. The next men’s event, the 100-meter butterfly, saw one swimmer do particularly well. Graduate Tim Phillips finished second in the preliminary trials with a time of 51.68, .19 seconds better than 22-time Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps. Phillips again finished second in the next round, this time with a time of 51.28. He could not replicate his success in the finals as he placed fifth in the event with a time of 51.44.Also competing in the event was Matt McHugh who finished 48th with a time of 54.19. Behind him was sophomore Michael Salazar who placed 51st with a time of 54.26 and Nymberg who finished with a time of 55.09, 89th best at the event.The first women’s event on Friday morning saw the Buckeyes’ leading swimmer Clary (who competed in a school-best five events) compete in the 800-meter freestyle. She was the lone member of OSU in the vent and she placed 15th with a time of 8:41.90.The women’s 200-meter backstroke was the final heat on Friday morning. Only senior Kaitlyn Ferrara swam for OSU and she placed 54th with a time of 2:16.15.The events continued on until Sunday, but the final day with any OSU swimmers was Saturday. The women’s 50-meter freestyle event had four OSU swimmers competing in the event of 180 swimmers. First among the Bucks and 75th overall was junior Macie McNichols who finished with a time of 26.21. The remaining three swimmers were junior Cheyenne Meek who finished 125th with a time of 26.55, graduate Annie Jongekrijg who finished 145th with a time of 26.70 and graduate Rachael Dzierzak who placed 160th with a time of 26.83. The only event for the men on Saturday was the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle event. The lone competitor for the Bucks was junior Brayden Seal who finished 75th with a time of 15:58.50.