Virgin proposes East Coast ’VGV’

first_imgAmbitious plans to bypass a third of Britain’s East Coast main line with new routes designed to carry a fleet of 55 to 60 TGV-based trainsets capable of 330 km/h were unveiled by Virgin Rail Group on March 6. Built to Eurostar fire safety standards, Virgins à Grande Vitesse would be capable of through running to Paris, Amsterdam or even Klast_img

Mourinho gets off to winning start with Spurs

first_imgLONDON (AP):José Mourinho made a winning start to life as Tottenham manager, as his new team beat West Ham 3-2 yesterday for their first away victory in the Premier League in more than 10 months.Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scored in a 13-minute span around half-time at the Olympic Stadium, with Tottenham, having a spark to their play rarely seen in the final months of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.That ended on Tuesday, allowing for the return of Mourinho to the Premier League nearly a year after he was fired by Manchester United. He had an instant impact.“Doesn’t matter how, the three points were fundamental for us,” Mourinho said. “The boys are happy and that’s what I wanted. I wanted them back to happiness.”The most obvious effect was the improvement of Dele Alli, who shone in the No. 10 role behind Kane and fed Son with a penetrative pass for the opening goal in the 36th minute.Another deft piece of play by Alli – this time he flicked the ball to Son, while on the ground near the touchline – led to the South Korea forward crossing for Moura to poke home a close-range finish in the 43rd.Kane added the third goal four minutes into the second half when he headed in a right-wing cross by Serge Aurier.“I like very, very much the first 60 minutes,” said Mourinho, who added that fatigue after the international break was a factor in Tottenham allowing West Ham a way back into the game.West Ham pulled goals back through substitute Michail Antonio in the 73rd and Angelo Ogbonna in the sixth and final minute of injury time, but Tottenham did enough to earn a first away win in the league since beating Fulham on January 20. LUCKY “I think we are lucky,” Mourinho said, “that I have so many years in the Premier League, that I told the players at half-time, even if we score 3-0, minute 85 the game will be open. I think they understood that.”On Alli, who has struggled for form this season and hasn’t been selected in recent England squads, Mourinho said: “I’m happy with him. I spent a few minutes with him in training and outside the pitch. And we were saying that the best Dele Alli has to be back.“He’s too good to not be one of the best players in the world and not playing with the national team.”Spurs were in 14th place, 11 points off the top four, when Mourinho took over, but already look a team revitalised under their new manager.Mourinho still has to solve an issue with Christian Eriksen, the Denmark playmaker who has been unsettled this season and started on the bench again against West Ham.“I need to understand what’s in Christian’s mind or heart,” Mourinho said before kick-off, “and we have to make the right decision for the club.”last_img read more

Jets trade safety Calvin Pryor to Browns for LB Demario Davis

first_img Related PhonlamiPhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – The New York Jets have traded defensive back Calvin Pryor to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Demario Davis.Pryor, a former first-round pick for the Jets, did not show up for the team’s first OTA practice and sources tell ESPN that the team planned to release him if it could not find a trade partner.Davis returns to New York after being a starter for the team from 2013 to 2015.“We appreciate Calvin’s time and contributions to our organization and wish him nothing but the best in Cleveland,” said Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan. “We welcome Demario back to the Jets and look forward to having him compete as we continue our offseason.”“Calvin is a young, experienced safety that has upside,” Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said. “We are pleased to be able to add him to our defensive back room and just like every player we acquire, we expect him to come in with a hard-working mindset ready to compete. Demario is a guy that we developed the utmost respect for in his time with our team, not only as a professional but also as a person. We appreciate all he did for our organization in his time in Cleveland.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Orioles lineup: 7/4/2018

first_imgHappy Fourth of July everyone!! The Orioles play the Philadelphia Phillies today.  The Orioles lost last night and their were numerous questionable calls including a challenge that went against the Orioles.Here is the lineup.Please follow and like us:last_img