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Everton manager Sam Allardyce blasts his side's attitude in humiliating 4-0 loss to Tottenham

Allardyce was appointed as Everton manager in November after Ronald Koeman was sacked Saturday, January 13, 2018 Sam Allardyce said he was “shocked” by the second-half performance of his players as Everton succumbed to a dismal 4-0 loss away to Tottenham. The Toffees started reasonably well and had the ball in the Spurs net when Wayne Rooney diverted new signing Cenk Tosun’s header beyond Hugo Lloris, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside. Moments later, they were behind when Son Heung-min tapped in Serge Aurier’s cross-cum-shot to…

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Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino questions commitment of players after Leicester loss

The Saints have only won four league games under Pellegrino this season Thursday, December 14, 2017 Mauricio Pellegrino has warned his Southampton players he is ready to ditch anyone that is not fully committed to the club. Pellegrino was forced to apologise to Saints fans on Wednesday night after his side endured a humiliating 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester. Southampton were three down at half-time at St Mary’s and their abject display earned them a chorus of boos at the end. They now face a trip to third-placed Chelsea…

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May heads to Brussels after EU vote loss

Media playback is unsupported on your device The prime minister is due in Brussels on Thursday, hours after Conservative rebels in the Commons defeated the government in a key Brexit vote. MPs backed an amendment giving them a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels. One rebel, Stephen Hammond, was sacked by Theresa May as Conservative vice chairman in the aftermath of the vote. Other EU member states could decide to move forward to trade talks with the UK at their two-day summit. The…

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Does Roy Moore's loss in Alabama mark a turning point?

The people of Alabama have done something extraordinary. Not only has one of America’s deepest-red states elected a Democrat to the Senate; but in doing so they’ve sent an important message: men who are facing serious accusations of sexual misconduct are no longer politically viable to run for office.  It seems obvious, right? Then again, Donald Trump is the President. Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.  Photo: AP That Roy Moore lost Alabama, even on the narrowest of margins, suggests something has shifted since this time last year, when America…

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Alabama election: Trump says Senate loss proves him right

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has distanced himself from Roy Moore after the Republican suffered a historic defeat for the party in conservative Alabama. The victory for Democrat Doug Jones narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49, which could complicate Mr Trump’s legislative plans. Mr Moore’s campaign was rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct made by several women, which he denied. Mr Jones is the first Democrat to win a US Senate seat for Alabama in 25 years. Despite top Republicans deserting…

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Clermont condemn Saracens to record loss in rearranged game

European Rugby Champions Cup Saracens (7) 14 Tries: Penalty (auto 7pts), Kruis Cons: Farrell Clermont Auvergne (24) 46 Tries: Raka (3), Van der Merwe, Fofana, Toeava Cons: Parra (5) Pens: Parra (2) Defending champions Saracens were handed a record home European defeat by the team they beat in last season’s final, Clermont Auvergne, in their rearranged game on Monday. Winger Alivereti Raka scored a hat-trick to give the visitors a 21-0 lead on a bitterly cold night in London. The champions got on the board through a penalty try shortly…

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Weight loss lowers breast cancer risk

Post-menopausal women who lose weight may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer, research suggests. Several studies have associated high body mass index with increased breast cancer risk, sparking research to see if losing weight reversed the risk. Diet is one of several lifestyle modifications women can make to reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence. Photo: Stocksy Four out of five cases of breast cancer occur after the menopause, according to the charity Breast Cancer Now, which said women could significantly reduce their risk by following a healthy lifestyle….

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