Man City march on as Chelsea lose 2-1

first_imgLONDON (AP):Breaking a 103-year club record, Manchester City reeled off its 10th straight Premier League victory on Saturday. For Jose Mourinho, a landmark day produced an unwelcome result, with his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea ending in only a second loss.City’s fourth success of the new season was a 2-0 victory over Watford, with US$76-million signing Raheem Sterling scoring his first league goal for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, which looks irresistible in its quest to regain the trophy from Chelsea.Fortunately for City, whose other goal was scored by Fernandinho, Chelsea appear to be imploding.A 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace left Chelsea with only four points from four games heading into the international break.Although Radamel Falcao cancelled out Bakary Sako’s Palace opener by heading in his first Chelsea goal in the 79th minute, the south London visitors were back in front inside two minutes through Joel Ward.Already, Chelsea are eight points adrift of early leaders City. It’s a daunting gap, but Mourinho knows how easy it is to throw away a lead.Before winning the title by eight points in May, Chelsea recovered from conceding the same advantage over City midway through the season.Liverpool harbour ambitions of winning a 19th title – the first since 1990 – but could struggle to just return to the top four as yesterday’s 3-0 home capitulation to West Ham demonstrated.On the day Palace won at Chelsea for the first time since 1982, West Ham ended an even longer winless run at Anfield stretching back to 1963.WEST HAM SECOND WINManuel Lanzini and Mark Noble sent West Ham into a half-time lead. Although Liverpool had Philippe Coutinho sent off at the start of the second half, Noble was also dismissed before Diafra Sakho completed West Ham’s second away win of the season.The league campaign started for West Ham under Slaven Bilic with a win at Arsenal, who have recovered from that opening-day setback to collect seven points from nine.Arsenal relied on Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal to win 1-0 at Newcastle despite the hosts playing for 75 minutes with 10 men after Aleksandar Mitrovic was dismissed.There were two red cards at Stoke, shown to two home players – Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam – within seven minutes against West Bromwich Albion. Despite playing with nine men from the 31st, West Brom only edged a 1-0 win through Salomon Rondon’s header.Like Stoke, Sunderland are still searching for their first win of the season after being held 2-2 at Aston Villa.Bournemouth, playing their first-ever season in the top flight, have four points from four after drawing 1-1 with Leicester.In the day’s late game, hosts Tottenham Hotspurs were held to a 0-0 scoreline by Everton.last_img read more

Valencia aim to beat Premier League trio to £5m Greek defender

first_img1 Kostas Manolas [left] in action for Greece Valencia have joined a trio of Premier League clubs in the race to sign Greece defender Kostas Manolas.The La Liga side are in the market for a new centre-back after selling Jeremy Mathieu to Barcelona and they have set their sights on Manolas, who has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United in recent weeks.Valencia are now expected to step up their contact with the defender’s club Olympiacos and his representatives.The 23-year-old has picked up two Greek league titles in the past two seasons and started all four of his national side’s matches at the World Cup.He has just under two years left on his contract and is valued at around £5m.last_img read more

X-rays may offer a new approach to colonoscopy

first_imgNEW YORK _ Having an X-ray to look for signs of colon cancer may soon be an option for those who dread the traditional scope exam. Two of the largest studies yet of “virtual colonoscopy” show the experimental technique works just as well at spotting potentially cancerous growths as the more invasive method. It’s also quicker and cheaper. The X-rays can help sort out who really needs the full exam and removal of suspicious growths, called polyps. In one study, only 8 percent of patients had to have followup traditional colonoscopies, which are done under sedation and carry a small risk of puncturing the bowel. But what some people consider the most unpleasant part can’t be avoided: drinking laxatives to purge the bowel so growths can be seen. Virtual colonography uses a CT scanner to take a series of X-rays of the colon and a computer to create a 3-D view. A small tube is inserted in the rectum to inflate the colon so it can be more easily viewed. A radiologist then checks the images for suspicious polyps. Since the patient isn’t sedated, there’s no recovery time required. But if any polyps need to be removed, the patient must then have a regular colonoscopy to do that. For the Wisconsin study, Pickhardt persuaded health insurers in Madison to pay for the less expensive virtual colonoscopies and let patients choose between the two exams. The study included 3,120 patients who opted for a virtual colonoscopy and 3,163 who chose the traditional exam. Dr. David Kim, another of the researchers, said he plans to ask the patients what was behind their decision. “I think we’re bringing people in off the sidelines as opposed to just substituting one exam for another,” he said. About the same number of advanced polyps were found in each group, 123 for the virtual group and 121 for the conventional group. About 8 percent in the virtual group were sent for same-day colonoscopies for polyp removal. Five percent of the patients had one or two small polyps and they decided to have them watched rather than removed. Overall, far more polyps were removed in the traditional colonoscopies; the virtual colonoscopies didn’t report tiny polyps, which are unlikely to be cancer. In the traditional group, seven had perforated colons and four needed surgery. Pickhardt, Kim and a third researcher have received lecture or consulting fees from the makers of colonoscopy products and imaging equipment. A traditional colonoscopy at the Wisconsin hospital is $3,300 and more if polyps are removed; virtual colonoscopy costs $1,186. Insurers pay about 40 percent of that charge, Pickhardt said. Most insurance companies don’t cover virtual colonoscopy for screening but that could change if colon cancer screening guidelines endorse it. Virtual screenings are already available at some hospitals and centers for people willing to pay for it. The American Cancer Society is updating its guidelines, but Robert Smith, director of cancer screening, wouldn’t say whether they would now recommend virtual colonoscopy, also known as CT colonography. When the guidelines were last revised in 2003, there wasn’t enough data to support it, he said. “The evidence is accumulating that CT colonography may have a role in primary screening,” said Smith. Early studies of virtual colonoscopy gave mixed results. Then in 2005, the American College of Radiology Imaging Network launched a large study of more than 2,000 patients, to try to resolve the issue. Each volunteer had a virtual colonoscopy followed by a traditional one the same day and the outcomes were compared. After the results were presented at a meeting last week, the group posted a statement on their Web site saying that preliminary results showed virtual colonoscopy is “highly accurate,” similar to traditional colonoscopy. Spokesman Shawn Farley said details wouldn’t be released until the study is published, probably around the end of the year. Dr. Douglas Rex, director of endoscopy at Indiana University Hospital, said that study was key because it was done at several locations. “We should have a pretty good sense of how it’s going to perform in practice,” he said. Rex said he has some reservations about virtual colonoscopy because it doesn’t lead to the removal of the smallest polyps and exposes patients to radiation.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Still, proponents hope that the newer test will lure those who have balked at getting conventional screening. “This is ready for prime time,” said Dr. Perry Pickhardt, one of the researchers at the University of Wisconsin Medical School who are reporting the results of their study in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. A second, federally funded study at 15 sites around the country is meant to be the definitive test of virtual colonoscopy. Results have not been published, but they show the test to be promising. Colonoscopies are recommended for everyone over 50, but just about half get tested. Colon cancer is the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths, and an estimated 52,000 people will die from it this year. Screening can save lives by finding growths before they turn cancerous. Colonoscopies, considered the gold standard test, are recommended every 10 years and more frequently after polyps are found. In traditional colonoscopy, performed by a gastroenterologist, a long, thin tube is inserted and snaked through the large intestines. Generally, any polyps that are spotted, regardless of size, are taken out in the process.last_img read more

Inter Milan CONFIRM interest in wantaway Manchester City star

first_img Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City 1 Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has confirmed the club’s interest in Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and feels Roberto Mancini can get the best out of the Ivory Coast international.Toure has been strongly linked with a move to the San Siro and the opportunity to link up with his former coach once after he played such a key role in helping City win the Premier League title when Mancini was in charge at the Etihad Stadium.Mancini has already stated that he would love the chance to work with Toure again and hopes that a deal can be finalised during the summer.Inter’s president Thohir will do everything he can to make that move happen and hopes to secure a big signing at the end of the season.Thohir, speaking in Corriere della Sera, said: “We like him and we’re sure that Mancini would know how to make the most of his talents.“He has a contract with City, but in the market you never know what can happen.”last_img read more

£132.6m done deals! Revealed: Top 10 most expensive players ever in cumulative transfer fees

first_img 10 4. Nicolas Anelka: transfer total of £114.7m (PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbahce, Bolton, Chelsea, Shanghai, West Brom, Mumbai) – Where hasn’t he played? From Real Madrid to West Brom, it’s fair to say the French striker has done the rounds in world football – and controversy tends to follow him. Once regarded as one of the finest prospects during his tender years at Arsenal, but the prolific times were blighted by inconsistent spells which rendered his career a slight disappointment. Now player-manager at Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC. 10 Angel Di Maria is expected to complete his second big-money move in the space of 12 months this week, with the Manchester United winger on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain.The size of the reported sum, a mere £44.5m, will make the Argentine the most expensive player in history in terms of combined transfer fees – and he’s still just 27 years old.Once the move is finalised, with a medical arranged in Qatar on Monday, Di Maria will surpass a handful of the world’s greatest players and iconic journeymen.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see which other players’ cumulative valuations make the top ten. 5. Hernan Crespo: transfer total of £106.5m (River Plate, Parma, Lazio, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Genoa) – Another clinical marksman but yet another player who failed to transform his Serie A prestige to the Premier League. Crespo was brilliant for Parma, Lazio and Inter – during a time when his total transfer fees surpassed £60m – but then never reached the same levels at Chelsea. Did win a Premier League winner’s medal during his short spell in England, though. 10 10 10 7. Luis Suarez: transfer total of £101.9m (Nacional, Groningen, Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona) – A treble winner in his debut Barcelona season, Suarez can now undeniably say he’s done it in the two biggest leagues in the world. The size of the fee the Catalans paid for the striker last summer is still unconfirmed, but it is regarded as the third most expensive transfer of all time. The £22.1m Liverpool plumped up for him in 2011 now seems a snip considering his goalscoring feats on Merseyside. 10 10 10 10 6. Juan Sebastian Veron: transfer total of £103m (Estudiantes, Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio, Manchester United, Chelsea, Inter Milan – An Argentine midfielder who arguably failed to justify any of his sizeable transfer fees, Veron was still coolness personified. There was a point in time when every club in Serie A was vying for his signature, but the Premier League proved a different challenge altogether. 3. James Rodriguez: transfer total of £116.7m (Envigado, Banfield, Porto, Monaco, Real Madrid) – After winning the Golden Ball at the 2014 World Cup, Real spent big to bring the Colombia star to Madrid 9. Cristiano Ronaldo: transfer total of £98.1m (Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid) – Another player who features predominantly because of the sheer size of a once-record fee, the Portuguese star has gone onto break record after record with Madrid. His statistical rivalry with Lionel Messi is always one of the most captivating subplots to any season. 10. Gareth Bale has cost a total of £95.7m in transfer fees (Southampton, Tottenham, Real Madrid) – The world’s most expensive player, so it’s hardly a surprise he makes the list. Bale’s whopping £86m move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013 surpassed the fee the Spanish giants paid for Cristiano Ronaldo, and the two players combined to deliver the Champions League trophy to Los Blancos in the Welshman’s debut season. 10 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: transfer total of £126.7m (Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG) – The ultimate elite journeyman – and his career is showing no signs of stalling. ‘Zlatan’s’ iconic style and temperament make him one of the most entertaining characters in any sport, and his transfer record illustrates that. European giants from four separate leagues have paid huge fees for his services, and he’s indicated that his next move will be a ‘big surprise’ as he looks to prolong his playing time into his late 30s. 8. Radamel Falcao: transfer total of £99.5m (River Plate, Porto, Atletico Madrid, Monaco, Manchester United, Chelsea) – He may not be the player he once was, but in his pomp the Colombian was widely regarded as the finest number nine in the world. The fees parted with by Atletico Madrid and then Monaco for his services emphasise his reputation, but knee ligament damage suffered just before last summer’s World Cup appears to have had a lasting impact. 1. Angel Di Maria: transfer total of £132.6m (Rosario, Benfica, Real Madrid, Manchester United) (PENDING) – The Argentine will soon become the most expensive player in football history once his move to PSG goes through this week. There is an overwhelming feeling of ‘what if’ engulfing Manchester at the moment, with Di Maria signed last season when he was one of the finest players on the planet. That sparkling Real Madrid form deserted him in the Premier League, however, and he will be hoping to regain the midas touch in France.last_img read more

Jurors see, hear horror of 9-11

first_imgALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Jurors weighing the fate of Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui were shown gruesome photographs Tuesday of bodies burned inside the Pentagon and heard from two determined military officers who crawled almost blindly through falling debris, choking smoke and searing heat to safety. Despite Judge Leonie Brinkema’s warning on Monday that too much highly emotional evidence could imperil a death sentence on appeal, prosecutors showed the most gut-wrenching evidence yet in a trial studded with horrific images. The images came from the mammoth military headquarters just a few miles from the courtroom. In the third day of testimony from relatives of 9/11 victims, the jurors showed little emotion. One man discreetly wiped his face with a tissue; on earlier days as many as six of the 17 jurors and alternates did so. After a three-minute bench conference to argue with the defense over what could be shown, prosecutors displayed photos of a charred body on a blue stretcher, another charred body sitting upright inside a wrecked Pentagon office, several charred bodies piled together inside another destroyed office and a small torso covered with ash on a blue stretcher. The mostly intact bodies had barely discernible facial features. Each picture was displayed for a few seconds. Within minutes, the jury left for lunch. Moments later with judge and jury gone, Moussaoui defiantly shouted to spectators as he was led out: “Burn all Pentagon next time.” Jurors also heard from two officers who may have been saved by their military training, Lt. Col. John Thurman, who was a major working on Army promotion policies on the Pentagon’s second floor on 9/11, and Lt. Nancy McKeown, who was working on the first floor as chief weather forecaster for the Navy’s top brass. The impact of hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon sounded like a bomb to Thurman and an earthquake to McKeown, but they both immediately dropped to the floor and rolled under their desks for cover as light fixtures, ceiling tiles, bookcases and file cabinets fell everywhere. Both called out to co-workers and groped around in the dark as the lights in their windowless offices went off and hot black smoke filled the air. McKeown never heard any response from the two young sailors in her office; they died that day. Thurman briefly reached two of the five co-workers in his office. One woman briefly held his belt, but neither could follow him crawling through debris. Three of the co-workers died. At one point, both Thurman and McKeown thought they would die and that thought angered them. Having crawled to one door only to find fire on the other side and seeing no easy way to reach the door on the opposite side of the room, Thurman felt he needed a nap. “That’s when it hit me: I’m going to die,” he testified, “and I got very angry. Angry that terrorists would take my life on the same day my parents were getting their first grandchild” (from his sister). “I realized I had to get out. I pushed file cabinets with all of my strength and found an opening,” Thurman said. Having crawled around her office without finding her aides, McKeown said she thought: “Is this how it’s supposed to end?” “I got angry and called out again. My insides were on fire. It was hard to breathe,” she testified, but she pushed toward a glimmer of light and rescue. After a medically induced coma and hospital stay, Thurman said, “Today, I’m fine. … I feel incredibly lucky; nothing fell on me. But there’s guilt about getting the lucky break.” McKeown broke down describing how she took the body of one aide, Petty Officer Edward T. Earhart, to his family for a funeral. “Before turning him over, I checked to see his buttons were buttoned and his medals were straight,” she said, weeping. “I stayed until he was buried and I presented the flag” to his relatives. Now, her daughter is haunted by fear of losing her. “I must call her when I get to work and when I’m coming home,” McKeown sobbed. Pentagon Police Sgt. Jose E. Rojas Jr. testified that when he and colleagues saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center on television, they rushed outside in time to see a mushroom cloud of fire over the Pentagon. Racing to the crash site, he could hear “people inside moaning, groaning and screaming” and told them to walk through the thick smoke toward his voice at a blown-out window. He grabbed one man by the hands. But “he slipped back into the building because the skin came off his hands into my hands,” Rojas testified. He had to reach in and dig his hands into the man’s hands and pull him out while the man was screaming in pain. Rojas and his colleagues pulled nine people out; all but one badly burned woman survived. Late in the day, the jury heard brief calls to air traffic control from the cockpit of United Flight 93, which ultimately crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers attempted to retake the plane. During the two calls, which came as the hijacking began at 9:28 a.m., a voice was heard saying: “Mayday! Mayday! … Get out of here!” Moussaoui pleaded guilty last year to conspiring with al-Qaida to fly planes into U.S. buildings. A week ago, the jurors ruled him eligible for the death penalty even though he was in jail in Minnesota on 9/11. They decided that lies he told federal agents a month before the attacks led directly to at least one death that day by keeping agents from identifying and stopping some of the hijackers. Now they must decide whether he deserves execution or life in prison Defense lawyers say the jury should spare Moussaoui’s life because of his limited role in the attacks, evidence that he is mentally ill and because execution would only fulfill his dream of martyrdom. The defense has subpoenaed would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid, serving life in Colorado after a failed try to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001. In a surprise, Moussaoui testified Reid was to help him fly a fifth plane on 9/11 into the White House. In a sealed brief, the government opposed the subpoena for Reid. Later in the day, Brinkema ordered that someone be brought to court for possible testimony, without saying who it was but she issued a writ normally used to produce people who are in custody so it seemed likely it was Reid. Whether he would actually testify remained to be seen. Associated Press Writer Matthew Barakat contributed to this report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgNAOMH CONAILL are the under-14 county A champions after a one point victory over Fanad Gaels on Tuesday.A chuffed team spokeswoman said: “A special congratulations must go to Tiffer, Joe, Lorraine and Fiona who have guided them so brilliantly all year.“Everyone involved with the Ladies club are so proud. In the C Final there was another tight contest before Aodh Ruadh saw off Bundoran by just three points.The B Final will be contested Four Masters and Ardara after the semi-finals.U14 A Final – Tuesday 3rd JulyNaomh Conaill 6-5 Fanad Gaels 5-7U14 C Final – Tuesday 3rd JulyAodh Ruadh 4-1 Bundoran 3-2 U14 B Semi-FinalsFour Masters 3-11 Carndonagh 2-3Ardara 6-4 Milford 4-8.FIXTURESFixturesSat 7th JulyU16A Championship Round 2Tyrone v Donegal @ 1pm in DunmoyleArmagh v Monaghan @ 3pm in CrossmaglenU16B Championship Semi FinalsExtra Time if RequiredDown v Cavan @ 3pm in KilcooFermanagh v Antrim @ 3pm in Tempo LADIES GAA: NAOMH CONAILL ARE U-14 A CHAMPIONS! was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aodh ruaCarndonaghfanad gaelsLADIES GAA: NAOMH CONAILL ARE U-14 A CHAMPIONS!last_img read more


first_imgA BURGLAR who threatened a woman with a knife has been jailed for three years.Stephen McCafferty, from Lawnsdale in Ballybofey, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today following an ‘horrific’ incident in Stranorlar in April last year.The court heard McCafferty is currently serving an 18-month sentence for the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant in March 2011. Gda Donal Kelly told the court that 24-year-old McCafferty has threatened Mary Gallagher when he broke into her home in Stranorlar at 5am on April 27 last year.It wasn’t first time McCafferty has robbed Miss Gallagher. He had stolen and damaged her care eight years previously.“She (the victim) was asleep on the couch and she awoke to see the male standing at the door leading into the sitting room. Ms Gallagher knew him and was able to identify them,” said Gda Kelly.“He held the knife up to her and demanded money from her,” he told the court.McCafferty stole Ms Gallagher’s purse containing €40 and bank cards and left the house, threatening his victim as he left not to call Gardai.Gda Kelly said that when he arrived at the scene in response to a ‘999’ call a few minutes later Ms Gallagher was so distraught she initially refused to open the front door.The court heard McCafferty had 15 previous convictions.His sister Amanda told Judge John O’Hagan that her brother had serious drink and drugs problems at the time despite the support of his family.However since beginning his 18-month prison sentence last November he had changed and wanted to change his life.McCafferty’s counsel Fiona Crawford said her client was “very focused in attempting to change his pattern of behaviour.”She also handed in a letter of apology written by McCafferty for 56-year-old Ms Gallagher.Judge John O’Hagan (pictured) went through McCafferty’s previous convictions and told the court the accused had been given a community service order for previous offences.McCafferty, he said, had not taken previous chances given to him in the District Court.He said McCafferty had ‘invaded the home of a fellow citizen’.“The efforts of the courts to give you a new way of life have been totally rejected by you,” he told McCafferty.The judge jailed McCafferty for three years.He said however that McCafferty did need another opportunity.So he ordered that the last six months of the sentence be suspended.He also ordered that McCafferty should be the subject of a 12-month supervision order on his release and ordered him to attend a residential addiction course.THREE YEARS JAIL FOR AGGRAVATED BURGLAR WHO THREATENED WOMAN WITH KNIFE was last modified: April 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyStranorlarTHREE YEARS JAIL FOR AGGRAVATED BURGLAR WHO THREATENED WOMAN WITH KNIFElast_img read more

Schwarzenegger takes blame for election failure

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Voters also rejected unrelated measures on abortion, prescription drugs and California’s energy market. “I operate with a different mentality,” Schwarzenegger said, saying he will seek to be more patient with legislators. “I think I recognize that now more so than I did before. “The people said, ‘Initiatives are fine, but you know, go and work it out with the legislators,’” he said. “It was the law of supply and demand: There was plenty of supply of initiatives, but not the demand.” SACRAMENTO (AP) – Two days after suffering a stinging election defeat, a conciliatory Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took responsibility for the failure of his initiatives and said he learned that he needs more patience in seeking government reform. “The buck stops with me,” he told reporters Thursday during a Capitol news conference, referring to the clean sweep against his proposals in Tuesday’s special election. “I take full responsibility for this election. I take full responsibility for its failure.” Voters rejected each of the initiatives Schwarzenegger was pushing on the ballot. He sought to implement a state spending cap and give the governor authority to make midyear budget cuts, change the way legislative districts are drawn, lengthen the probationary period for teachers and restrict the ability of public employee unions to raise money for political campaigns. Asked if there was anything he would do differently, Schwarzenegger said, “If I was to make another Terminator movie, I would tell Terminator to travel back in time to tell Arnold not to have another special election.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Magpies boss shrugs off reports of Chelsea interest in trio

first_imgNewcastle manager Alan Pardew insists his club has no intention of selling its best players.Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and goalkeeper Tim Krul, but the Magpies boss believes all three will stay at St James’ Park.“I think anyone who looks at this football club will know we are difficult sellers,” he said.“Someone is going to have to pay a lot of money to take one of our players away – especially considering where we are right now, and that we’re having success.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more