Antonio Conte confirmed as new Chelsea head coach

first_imgItaly manager Antonio Conte has signed a three-year contract to become Chelsea’s new head coach.He will begin his role after the end of this summer’s European Championship.”I am very excited about the prospect of working at Chelsea Football Club. I am proud to be the coach of the national team of my country and only a role as attractive as manager of Chelsea could follow that,” Conte said in a statement.”I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the club and the day-to-day challenge of competing in the Premier League. Chelsea and English football are watched wherever you go, the fans are passionate and my ambition is to have more success to follow the victories I enjoyed in Italy.’I am happy we have made the announcement now so everything is clear and we can end the speculation. I will continue to focus on my job with the Italian national team and will reserve speaking about Chelsea again until after the Euros.”Italy face Belgium, Ireland and Sweden in this summer’s tournament.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Albert Pujols calls return to St. Louis ‘one of the best moments’ of his career

first_img Related News Albert Pujols is grateful for the standing ovations he received from Cardinals fans throughout the Angels’ series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.Pujols, 39, spent the first 11 years of his MLB career in St. Louis before joining Los Angeles in 2012. He was on the receiving end of cheers from the opposition this weekend throughout a series that began Friday.  Yankees trade rumors: New York will only move Clint Frazier for pitcher with ‘multiple years of control’ Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reportercenter_img Cardinals fans celebrated every time the 10-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion and three-time National League MVP stepped to the plate. Fans in St. Louis chanted “ALBERT! ALBERT!” during Pujols’ at-bat in the 9th 👏 pic.twitter.com/gqw9LrOcGQ— ESPN (@espn) June 24, 2019″This is probably one of the best moments of my career,” Pujols told reporters after the game, via The Associated Press. “I’m going to put it up there with the two World Series championships.” Both Pujols’ championships were won with the Cardinals, as were his MVP awards. Still, he said he was surprised by the fans’ reactions.”I wasn’t expecting this,” Pujols said. “These fans are unbelievable. “The Angels are 39-40 and sit in fourth in the AL West. Pujols is batting .233 and has hit 13 home runs so far in his 19th MLB season.last_img read more

Self-promotion works way into proud press release

first_imgNever let a father’s pride get in the way of self-promotion. State Sen. Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys, issued an effusive press release last week praising Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for nominating his daughter, Andrea Alarcon, to the city Board of Transportation Commissioners. The younger Alarcon certainly has the credentials. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and serves as Southern California district director for Attorney General Bill Lockyer. “I am proud of my daughter and delighted that the mayor appointed her,” Sen. Alarcon said in a press release. “Andrea will be an excellent representative for the San Fernando Valley. Andrea is deeply committed to fairness – for everybody.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant All of that is well and good, and to be expected from a proud parent. The senator – who is termed out of office this year and running for the state Assembly – then points out, however, that he once served as an alternate on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and that during his six years as a member of the City Council he oversaw the installation of the highest number of streetlights and road improvements in his district. There was also some buzz in Sacramento last week about Alarcon’s role if he is elected to the Assembly, as is expected. “Capitol Weekly” speculated that Alarcon plans to make a run for Assembly speaker – a move he denied. Alarcon said he respects Speaker Fabian Nuez and wants only to be a good member. But, after this election, Nuez will only have two years left as speaker. And Democrats have taken to lining up their next speaker early to try to solidify their positions for a smooth transition. There are not many elected officials who can claim they helped an athlete get to the Hall of Fame. Councilman Bernard Parks, however, can say he had a role in the life of Warren Moon, the former Houston Oilers quarterback selected during Super Bowl week to be part of the next class of players going to the NFL Hall of Fame. Parks was a volunteer coach with the Baldwin Hills youth football league in the mid-1970s, when Moon was learning the game. Parks jokes he was such an astute scout of talent that he had Moon playing center. “I found out later he could throw the ball, too,” Parks said. “I thought he might have a future.” Moon did not forget his one-time coach, with whom he posed for pictures at the Super Bowl. The drive to name one of the new schools being built by the Los Angeles Unified School District after former Rep. Ed Roybal picked up some more support last week. The Alliance for a Better Community had been fighting a lonely battle until the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, added its voice to the issue. The labor organization also said it also would like to see a school named after its former secretary-treasurer, Miguel Contreras, who died last year. The group asked its members to send postcards and letters to school board members to join in the lobbying effort. School officials have said they want to work with local communities before deciding on names for schools. Rick Orlov, (213) [email protected] 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