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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses links to Wales job

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has dismissed links to the Wales job.  The 59-year-old, who was born in Newport, has been installed as one of the favourites for the role with current manager Chris Coleman assessing his future.  Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup after a 1-0 home defeat to the Republic of Ireland on Monday ended their hopes of reaching the play-offs. Coleman has said he is considering his position after previously saying it would be his final campaign. READ MORE: Gareth Bale and senior Wales players urge…

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Sampdoria star Dennis Praet opens up on summer transer links to Everton and Newcastle

Dennis Praet is happy at Sampdoria – for now Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Dennis Praet has lifted the lid on his summer transfer saga – and revealed he hopes to play in the Premier League one day. Praet looked certain to leave Sampdoria during the summer with both Everton and Newcastle among the clubs attempting to prise him away from Italy. As talkSPORT told you in August, the Italian club were reported to have knocked back an offer worth around £17.5m from Newcastle, who pushed hard for Praet’s signature. But…

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Foo Fighters ticket mix-up: The O2 criticised for links to ticketing site

The O2 Arena’s partnership with ticket resale company StubHub has been criticised after fans were turned away from a Foo Fighters concert this week. Ahead of the concert, The O2 disabled links between its ticketing system and StubHub’s, at the request of the band. However, tickets continued to be offered on StubHub. Some fans were then denied entry, as they could not supply ID matching the name on their tickets. MP Sharon Hodgson said the relationship between the two companies was worrying. “As one of our country’s major entertainment venues,…

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CDC investigating infection outbreak it links to puppies from Petland

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of infections affecting people across seven states that they say may be linked to puppies sold through the national pet store chain Petland. As of Monday, there were 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, the CDC said in a statement. The 39 cases are found in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Of those cases, 12 people are Petland employees in four states, and the remaining 27 people afflicted with…

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Transfer news: Lazio star's new contract to contain £18million release clause amid Chelsea and Liverpool links

Stefan De Vrij Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Chelsea and Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij is believed to be close to renewing his Lazio contract, but with an £18m release clause. The Dutch defender’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he was linked with a move to the Premier League, as well as Italian champions Juventus in the summer. However, Il Messaggero is reporting that a new contract has been agreed, with De Vrij ready to sign on until 2020. The new deal would see his wages…

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Study links a lack of sleep in children with increased Type 2 diabetes risk

Children who sleep on average one hour less at night have higher risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published Tuesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Researchers observed self-reported sleep times, then took body measurements and blood samples in over 4,500 children aged 9 through 10 in Britain. Children who slept on average one hour longer per night had a lower body mass index, lower insulin resistance, and lower fasting glucose than children who slept an hour less. While the study did not follow…

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New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

A new study found that women who undergo a cesarean section delivery may have an increased risk of complications when undergoing a hysterectomy later in life. Women who have undergone one cesarean delivery had a 31.1 percent increased risk of re-operation after a hysterectomy later in life, when compared with women having only vaginal deliveries, according to the study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery journal. Meanwhile, women who have had two or more cesarean deliveries may have an even higher risk of a…

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