Curry, Durant to fore as Warriors notch 12th straight win

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, reaches for a loose ball against Atlanta Hawks’ Dennis Schroder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won 105-100. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each scored 25 points apiece as the Golden State Warriors overturned a fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 105-100 and claim a 12th straight victory on Monday.Atlanta looked to have the Warriors rattled after edging into an 81-80 lead as the final quarter got under way.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Westbrook with another triple-double as Thunder down Knicks Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA Two superb defensive blocks by Draymond Green in the final minute also stymied the Atlanta challenge as the Warriors improved to 16-2.Durant meanwhile led the rebounds with 14 while Klay Thompson added 20 points.Schroder headed the Atlanta scoring with 24 points as the Hawks slipped to 10-8. It was a sixth defeat in seven games for Atlanta, who had forged a 9-2 start to the campaign earlier in the season.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise But two Andre Iguodala baskets, a Durant jumper and a Shaun Livingston layup gave the Warriors an 8-0 run that put them 88-81 ahead.Atlanta pulled it back to 88-85 with a Kent Bazemore layup but missed with three-point efforts by Dennis Schroder and Bazemore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliA further Bazemore three-point attempt also failed with two minutes left with the Warriors defending a narrow 91-89 lead.The Warriors responded with six unanswered points, including four from Durant to give themselves vital breathing space.center_img Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Guyanese gospel singer nominated for 7 Caribbean Gospel Music Awards

first_imgGuyanese gospel singer and producer Samuel Medas has been nominated for seven Caribbean Gospel Music Awards. The nominations were announced two days ago. The award show and festival will take place in The Bahamas in the latter part of 2016.Medas has been nominated for Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year (“Love Letter from Heaven”); Soca Vocal Performance of the Year (“They Don’t Know”); Album of the Year (“Ink of Intimacy”); New Artiste of the Year; Praise and Worship Recording of the Year (“Never Leave”); Reggae Vocal Performance of the Year (“The Truth”) and Song of the Year (“Love Letter from Heaven”).The artiste expressed his excitement to be nominated alongside iconic names in Caribbean Gospel Music, like Sherwin Gardener, Papa San, DJ Nicholas, Positive, Jermaine Edwards and Gates Praise. He contended that these were the people whose music he grew up on and they continue to have a huge influence on him.“I’d love to say hard work paid off, but I know all too well that me reaching this far, and being nominated out of hundreds of other great artistes is just by the grace of God. And there’s an untold testimony behind that too. Thanks to the people who push me to higher heights,” Medas said.The young singer is one of the most sought-after local gospel artistes and also produces music full time for a number of other gospel singers. He has repeatedly said that his music and his albums showcase his personal relationship with God.last_img read more

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Pharmacy operating without qualified pharmacist

first_imgDear Editor,A well-established Pharmacy on the Essequibo Coast, in Region 2 has been operating without a qualified pharmacist which is in violation of the law as a statutory requirement for the past ten years now.For the public’s protection, the law also makes it compulsory to display in a conspicuous place, the certificate and photograph of the person employed in the capacity.While there with a prescription, it was made known to a young female employee my desire to get some advice from the pharmacist: as to how to use the intended medication. But, my request could not have been entertained because no one in that position was employed there.In querying, as to how a big established business can be functioning without a pharmacist, the employee explained that the establishment did not need one as the employees “had the experience”. For my personal safety, the purchase was made at another nearby pharmacy.To do so on the basis of experience is very much speculative, with a dangerous risk involved of administering the incorrect treatment. It’s like gambling with a person’s health and life.From all appearances, it would seem that cheapness in saving expenses for providing the services of a pharmacist is very good for the business, but simultaneously very bad for customers whose health could be jeopardised from receiving the wrong medication.It was revealed when this business entity started, a pharmacist was employed there but, as the business expanded, the individual, who now owns their own business, left and there was no replacement for some ten years now.Where other pharmacies exist in the district, the law is being complied with. Why not this one? To ensure that the law is being enforced, representatives from the Pharmacy Board/Council in the city would usually make on-the-spot inspections annually. What is responsible for this glaring violation?There is a predominance of bribery and corruption plaguing the country, and as the saying goes “money could do wonders and make all things possible”. This should not be the case as it would seem to be when considering that one’s health must be treated with paramount importance at all times.Yours sincerely,John Nileslast_img read more

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GTU condemns increasing teachers’ retirement age

first_img55 or nothingThe recently-submitted findings and accompanying recommendations of the extensive Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education sector were “outside the parameters” of a key stakeholder, the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU). As such, the organisation has stated its outright condemnation of the proposal to increase teachers’ retirement age from 55 to 60, and possibly to 65.GTU President Mark Lyte affirmed the organisation’s strong stance on the sidelines of the May Day celebrations on Monday, explaining that teachers should not be forced to retire in their 60s.In the interview with Guyana Times, Lyte even suggested that GTU was not part of the consultations which eventually recommended increasing the retirement age.GTU President Mark Lyte“As a union we observed that a copy of the work done by the committee of the CoI was presented to the Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine…GTU wants to make it categorically clear that we were not part and parcel of that particular commission, Mr Caesar [COI Chairman Ed Caesar], I heard, said that GTU was part of that, so I want to make it clear to the nation that it wasn’t seen fit at that time for GTU to be a part of that, so whatever they came up with is outside of the parameters of GTU,” Lyte pointed out.Late last week at a presentation ceremony, Caesar was quoted as saying that it was being recommended “quietly” that the age of retirement should be “improved” from 55 to 60, while noting that categories of workers who acquire “the 33 and one-third years” of service could still retire at 55.“But we are going further, if they can produce annually a clean bill of health they can go to 65, that is for consideration by the Ministry of Education and its departments,” Caesar had also noted.The GTU President, however, contends that with prevailing challenges that teachers face, many might not make it to 65, should the Education Ministry move forward with the proposals.“The Union continues to emphasise that we believe that 55 is a good age for retirement, because you have to be a teacher to understand the challenges that go on in the school system and having a teacher work until 60, I’m afraid that we may not have a lot of people surviving that time,” Lyte told this publication.“We are saying that if it is to be consensual that a person mandatorily retires at 55, you can extended your time to 60 or 65…depending on your own volition. We don’t believe that teachers should be forced to retire at 60 or 65…we do not agree with what was recommended by the Commission,” Lyte further stressed.He also noted that there were provisions in the country’s Constitution on the retirement age, adding that reforms needed to be undertaken before any extension could be implemented.“The Constitution speaks to age of retirement, so there has to be reforms in order to address that and GTU is sounding it early before the consultation process begins that we will not support the extension of the age,” the GTU President added.The Preliminary Report into the state of the education sector was handed over to Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine on Friday last, and the final report is expected to be handed over in the next two weeks, according to the Commission.The CoI Chairman had highlighted that there were 98 consultations countrywide with contributions from all stakeholders, adding that the Commission found that there was need for greater collaboration between the regional education departments and the regional administrations to determine the educational needs of the particular region.Government had launched an inquiry into the education system in April last year with the stated aim of gathering “evidential bases” for the revision, upgrading, and extension of the system.The CoI set up to conduct this probe would have held hearings across the country with parents,  guardians, teachers, religious leaders, unions and the Private Sector  on their perception of the state of the education system, as well as recommendations for its enhancement. These series of engagements stretched into late November, with the CoI having a number of extensions.last_img read more

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Rosemead woman wins $100,000 on Big Spin

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rosemead business owner Joyce Chen thought that she only won $25 when she scratched her ticket until she saw the third “TV Show” and realized she would be going to The Big Spin show. She outplayed nine other contestants in two rounds of elimination play in the Aces High game to get to the Big Spin wheel. After winning $100,000, Chen hopes to retire earlier than expected and invest the rest.last_img

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Job Vacancy: Travel Consultant sought for award-winning Donegal agency

first_imgLiberty Travel in Letterkenny are currently recruiting for a Travel Consultant to join their award-winning team.The ideal applicant will have experience of the travel industry and a passion for giving good customer service.Experience in a sales based role would be an advantage but training will be given to the right applicant. Good computer and administration skills are essential for this role.Applicants must be available to work full time.If you are an enthusiastic individual, a team player and you feel that you can multi task in a busy working environment then, this may be the place for you.TO APPLY:Please send your CV and contact detail to, Carolyn Davis carolyn@libertytravel.ie Job Vacancy: Travel Consultant sought for award-winning Donegal agency was last modified: June 20th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AgencyCustomer Servicejobsletterkenny jobsLiberty Travelsalespersontravel consultantVacancieslast_img read more

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Ramon Calderon reveals Real Madrid talks over Sergio Aguero

first_imgRamon Calderon has told talkSPORT Sergio Aguero could have been a Real Madrid player were it not for a contract clause.The Argentine ace has fired 154 goals in six years for Manchester City to enhance his reputation as one of the most formidable strikers on the planet.But it could have all been so different for Aguero and City, with former Real Madrid present Calderon revealing the Spanish giants tried to lure him away from bitter rivals Atletico back in 2011.“He was a very good player when he played for Atletico and at the time we were trying to sign him but there was a clause that avoided him signing for Real and he went to England,” said Calderon, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.Real Madrid have recently been linked with a fresh approach for Aguero, with the striker’s future at City in doubt following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.But Calderon is unsure whether he would make the move: “It depends on what is happening for the rest of the season. If Guardiola is happy with him and the player is happy with him and the team, that is all that matters.”Calderon also comments on reports Real Madrid could make a new move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, and looks ahead to Real’s Champions League tie with Napoli. Listen to the full interview above.last_img read more

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Locals to lead SoCal in Western Zone

first_img Another former Canyons standout, Gabe Woodward, had a strong showing during the four-day event. Woodward, a former All-American at USC and member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team who now competes for Bakersfield Swimming, took fourth in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100 in the final tune-up before the ConocoPhillips National Championships in August in Irvine. Before Canyons hosts the Junior Olympics Aug. 2-6 at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, 24 of the club’s swimmers will travel to Bakersfield to compete Thursday through Sunday in the Western Gold Sectional Championships. Scheduled to compete for Canyons are: Lisa Andrade, Konrad Antoniuk, Asencio, Roxy Camuso, Michael Chiu, Colvin, Jordan Danny, Garcia, Chelsea Griffiths, Askhaun Hami, Maggie Hanson, Kasey Hartsock, Hwang, Hanna Kim, Rachael Krager, Ryan Kristensen, Livingstone, Lizette Patterson, Pedrini, Sarah Pino, Kaitlyn Salovich, Adriana Silva, Chris Weber and Justin Wellins. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Last year, Samantha Asencio, Sarah Colvin, Riley Mita, Alex Ngan and coach Jeff Conwell helped Southern California defeat Northern California for the championship in Kearns, Utah. Livingstone and Hwang were two of the Canyons swimmers who competed this past weekend at the 13th annual Janet Evans Invitational at USC’s McDonald’s Swim Stadium. Valencia’s John Pedrini had the best individual finish of any Canyons swimmer, qualifying 23rd in the 100 breaststroke in Sunday’s prelims. He decided not to compete in the evening finals. Former Canyons and Saugus High standout John Criste, now a senior at Mission Viejo, also competed at the final meet on the U.S. summer Grand Prix circuit. Criste, who won his first JEI title last year in the 200-meter breaststroke, defended his championship Saturday by holding off a late surge from Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics’ Ivan Barnes and Stanford Swimming’s Chris Ash to prevail in a time of 2 minutes, 20.37 seconds. Criste, now competing for Irvine Novaquatics, placed eighth Sunday in the 100 breaststroke. Six Canyons Aquatics swimmers played a major role last August in Southern California winning its third consecutive Western Zone championship. Two veterans from that group, along with three newcomers, will be counted on to have a big influence in Southern California’s bid for a fourth straight title at this year’s competition. Bob Hwang and K.T. Livingstone, two of the talented young swimmers in the Santa Clarita Valley, were repeat selections to this year’s Southern California team, which is scheduled to compete Aug. 8-12 at Central High in Fresno. They will be joined by Canyons’ Adria Morales, Allison Morales, Asher Garcia and coach Michael Bechtholdt. Kirsten Justice is an alternate. last_img read more

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Senate OKs 22 more C-17s

first_img“It’s a waste of money,” said Jennifer Gore, spokeswoman for the Project on Government Oversight. “The C-17 is not the best use of funds.” Other taxpayer advocates who objected to the funding said the Pentagon was equally at fault. Even as top Department of Defense officials insisted publicly it no longer needed the C-17, at least one internal Air Force memo indicating that the service really did want Congress to continue the line made its way to key lawmakers. “Unfortunately, by the Pentagon playing this game, they can’t complain about other pork,” said David Williams, vice president for policy at Citizens Against Government Waste. “They need to be honest,” Williams said. “What kind of leverage are they going to have with these other pork-barrel projects if they wink and nod and say `We’re not going to request funding, but we’re going to accept it.”‘ Military analysts agreed Congress and the Pentagon could have handled the funding process better, but said the Defense Department was in a financial squeeze. “The Pentagon was making tough trades not because they disagree with the need for the C-17s, but because they also need to buy tankers and they can only afford to buy one,” said Daniel Goure, vice president of the Lexington Institute defense think tank. Gore said the C-17 should not be confused with pork. “This time Congress is getting it right. This is not California pork. There is a real military need here. “Absent the C-17s, the military is essentially out of the wide-bodied aircraft business, which in an era of uncertainty, is a mistake,” he said. Elsewhere around the Southland, Congress also approved: $65 million to help develop the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. $1.75 million for Gentex Corp. in Rancho Cucamonga for the production of oxygen masks. $1.1 million for perchlorate cleanup in Rialto, Colton and Fontana. $2.25 million for Chang Industry in La Verne for helicopter research and development. $2.12 million for Naval Base Ventura County’s Center for Asymetric Warfare. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously signed off Friday on $4.4 billion to purchase 22 Long Beach-built Boeing C-17s, officially rescuing the threatened cargo aircraft from extinction for at least one more year. The funding was part of a $447.6 billion defense appropriations bill that now heads to President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it. Both the House and Senate initially provided $2.3 billion for 12 C-17s. In recent weeks, however, negotiators added an additional $2.1 billion for 10 more, writing in a conference report that the Air Force “is encouraged to rapidly procure these additional aircraft in the most efficient manner possible.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein called the funding good news for California, noting that Boeing’s Long Beach facility employs 5,500 people. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsIn addition to the C-17s, the bill includes $70 billion in emergency war spending for Iraq and Afghanistan; a 2.2 percent military pay raise; and $1.9 billion for new countermeasures to improvised explosive devices. The bill also is packed with funding for local Air Force and Marine bases, perchlorate cleanup in the Inland Empire and a host of Southland defense firms. “Our troops must know that Congress supports them and we will do everything in our power to get them the resources they need to be victorious in their endeavors,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, R-San Diego. Government watchdog groups continued to criticize the Senate for its decision to defy the White House and keep the Boeing C-17 line open. The Pentagon requested only eight C-17s for next year and planned to mothball the aircraft after 2008. last_img
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Why Tammy Abraham’s form is bad news for Marcus Rashford

first_img Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta 3 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 12.39%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen BIG PRESENTS UP TOP “I have not really focused on that yet. I’m focusing on Chelsea and hopefully scoring goals and getting victories.“We never know. You can never say never … whatever comes first really.”Abraham missed out on the most recent England squad, with Southgate selecting Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, and Callum Wilson as his preferred strikers.However, if Abraham’s form continues, he could be on course to overtake both Wilson and Rashford as second choice ahead of the Euros next year.Within five games of his Premier League career, the Blues striker finds himself just three goals away from equalling Rashford’s highest ever tally for a season, and halfway towards Wilson’s personal best. deals Getty Images – Getty 3 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week With England’s Euro 2020 campaign on the horizon, Tammy Abraham’s stunning start to the Premier League campaign simply cannot be ignored by Gareth Southgate.The 21-year-old striker, who recently became the youngest Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick, is the joint-top scorer in the top-flight with seven goals in his opening five games. rookie error Gareth Southgate has put a lot of faith in Marcus Rashford with England Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Getty Images – Getty on target 3 Napoli vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTBorussia Dortmund vs Barcelona (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Olympiakos vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORTShakhtar Donetsk vs Man City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPSG vs Real Madrid (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2 stalemate LIVE on talkSPORT statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Images – Getty latest Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship His hat-trick against Wolves on Saturday showed he is capable of scoring every type of goal, which Les Ferdinand highlights as one of Rashford’s weaknesses.He told talkSPORT: “People talk about natural goalscorers. There’s a desire to get in the box and score goals.“A lot of modern strikers don’t score scrappy, six-yard goals in the box. They all want to come in from the wing and bend it in the corner.“I see Marcus as one of those types of strikers. He wants it to be a nice finish, I don’t see him scoring really scrappy goals.“I’m not sure he’s ever worked at being a pure No.9.” Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more It’s a remarkable start to life at the top level, following various loan spells, and Abraham is already knocking on Southgate’s door for an England call-up.Despite featuring numerous times for England’s various youth teams, and playing in two Three Lions friendlies, Abraham refuses to rule out switching allegiance to Nigeria if he continues to be overlooked.“I have heard the talk [about being called up by Nigeria],” Abraham said on Saturday.“When the time comes, the time comes. Ian Holloway is backing Tammy Abraham to receive an England call-upMeanwhile, the England boss also doubts whether Rashford operates best in a centre-forward role.“For a long time we have almost wanted Marcus to be that option as a No .9,” said Southgate.“But I’m still not certain that is where he is happiest and where he does his best work.“A lot of his development at United was as a ‘wide raider’ and I think he isn’t as strong as Harry Kane with his back to goal holding play up.“If he plays as a No. 9, he will play it differently to Harry, but a lot of his best work is on the left coming in off the line.”There can be no doubts, however, about Abraham’s strengths as a No.9, and Southgate will know all about them from his time coaching the striker with the England Under-21s. targets Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked Marcus Rashford’s England place is under threat Rashford, therefore, faces an uncertain future for his country.With Abraham threatening to overtake him as second-choice striker, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho are quickly establishing themselves as best pairing either side of Harry Kane.England’s next round of Euro qualifiers see them travel to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria for two of the biggest tests they’ll face ahead of the tournament next summer.Should Southgate pick Abraham, the two games could present a fascinating insight into the pecking order for the European Championship. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Tammy Abraham is in the form of his life for Chelsea Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.last_img read more

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