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Eriksen to reject January moves to cash in on signing-on fee next summer

first_imgThe decision to make the Denmark international a substitute for the shock Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester, where he also missed a penalty in the shootout, indicated the Argentine’s anger.Poch left Eriksen out of his starting line-up for two of the first three games of this season as he grew frustrated at speculation linking the player with a move abroad.And he could be just one of three major stars leaving the Champions League finalists for free next summer with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.3Mauricio Pochettino asked about the performances of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen after Champions League draw with Olympiacos CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is set to reject Tottenham’s attempts to sell him in January and instead leave for free next summer and cash in on a hefty signing-on fee, according to reports.The Danish playmaker, 27, is out of contract at the end of the season and he has already admitted he is seeking a new challenge.3 Christian Eriksen has been a bit-part player for Spurs this season but will reject the club’s attempts to sell him in JanuaryCredit: AFP or licensorsThe former Ajax star has snubbed a £200,000-a-week offer from Spurs and is free to sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in January.But according to the Daily Mail, Eriksen will not be forced out for a cut-price £30million to increase his options of joining an elite European club for nothing next summer.The report adds that the midfielder knows that leaving at the end of the season will see him net an even more lucrative contract than the ones he’s rejected in North London.The only way Eriksen would consider a winter exit would be if he received a substantial offer from the likes of Madrid or Barcelona.However, unless both Spanish giants were in desperate straits by that time, they would both be likely to wait for the Dane in the summer.The Mail adds that Eriksen’s stance will exasperate both the club and manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been annoyed that the player wasn’t moved on after his public plea for a new challenge.3Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celticlast_img read more

 

Official: Carles Pérez, to Rome for 11 million plus 3.5 in variables

first_imgBarça says goodbye to another canterano without really testing if he had possibilities to succeed in the Camp Nou, as was his dream. Renovated at the beginning of the season, and with a record of the first team, the cash needs of the club and the little faith that Quique Setién had for him They opened the door to start a new adventure. Barcelona officially announced the departure of Carles Pérez to Rome and the final terms of the agreement, which remain as follows. The giallorosso club pays one million euros for the assignment until June. Then, he undertakes to execute the Mandatory purchase option by the canterano, which amounts to 11 million euros plus 3.5 in variables. Barça reserves the right of first refusal in the event of a future sale of the striker raised in La Masia.last_img read more

 

Construction worker shot while attempting to escape from Police

first_imgA construction worker who attempted to disarm a Police Officer in his bid to escape was on Saturday shot twice. The 39-year-old man of Back Street Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) who had been on Police radar for a lengthy period, was reportedly arrested at about 17:30h on the day in question.Police said that at the time of his arrest, the accused was found with two unlicenced firearms along with ten live rounds of ammunition hidden at his premises.In his bid to escape the ranks, the suspect wrestled with officers and attempted to disarm one of them but was shot in the process. He was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he is presently being treated under Police guard. It is also being reported that a female who was present at the time of the arrest was also taken into custody as the Police continue to investigate the matter.In October, Police revealed that there was a 22 per cent increase in robberies, where no instruments were used (39 against 32 cases in the same period last year) and a four per cent increase in robbery with violence (114 against 110 cases).However, the other categories of serious crime recorded a declining trend. These included: robbery under arms where firearms were used, which saw a three per cent decline (464 against 477); robbery under arms where instruments other than firearms were used, recording a 20 per cent decrease (177 against 221 cases); a 36 per cent reduction (39 against 61 cases) in robbery with aggravation and larceny from the person going down by 13 per cent (94 against 108 cases).Additionally, there were decreases in burglary, which went down by nine per cent (149 against 163 cases) as well as break and enter and larceny which declined by 11 per cent (710 against 801 cases).Meanwhile, as it relates to murder, the Police had also said there was a 17 per cent reduction recorded with a total of 72 cases at the end of September 2018, compared to 87 during the same period last year.last_img read more

 

Glavine may call it quits after 300 wins

first_img“I don’t want to sit here and say definitively,” Glavine said Friday when Mets pitchers and catchers took their physicals. “If I don’t win 300 games for some reason, I will play – unless my arm blows out and that’s the end of it.” Only twice in 19 full major-league seasons has Glavine failed to win at least 10 games (1988 and 2003). PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Tom Glavine is inching closer to 300 wins – and retirement. Needing 10 victories to reach the milestone, the New York Mets’ ace sounds as though he plans to call it quits after this season. VIERA, Fla. – Nick Johnson’s right hip hurts when he walks. Running? Forget that – the pain’s much too severe. So the Washington Nationals’ cleanup hitter and first baseman quite simply has no idea when he’ll be able to play baseball again, when he’ll be fully recovered from the broken right leg that ended his career-best 2006 season. Team doctor Ben Shaffer will examine X-rays Monday, and manager Manny Acta and general manager Jim Bowden both said there’s no way to put a timetable on when Johnson will play. NEW YORK – A major-league position player who scuffs or defaces a baseball would be ejected and receive an automatic 10-game suspension under changes approved by the sport’s playing rules committee. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jose Acevedo broke four ribs and his collarbone in a motorcycle accident and is expected to miss the entire season, his Dominican winter league team said. center_img PHOENIX – Miguel Cabrera and the Florida Marlins went to an arbitration hearing, with the all-star third baseman asking for $7.4 million and the team offering $6.7 million. Arbitrators Howard Block, Stephen Goldberg and Elliott Shriftman heard the case and were expected to issue a decision today. SARASOTA, Fla. – Ken Griffey Jr.’s throwing hand feels fine and he expects to be ready to go in spring training. BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pittsburgh Pirates kept Brad Lincoln, their top pitching prospect, from participating in the first workout of spring training because of elbow irritation. No timetable was given for Lincoln’s return. 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

 

City ponders vote-by-mail ballots after poor March election turnout

first_imgConcerned about low turnout among Los Angeles voters, city election officials are considering a proposal to convert to a mail-in system. The move would make L.A. the first major city in the nation to vote entirely by mail, although neighboring Burbank has used the system successfully for years. City Clerk Frank Martinez said it is just one of the options he will propose to the City Council after the May 15 runoff election. Just 9 percent of registered voters cast ballots in last month’s primary, and the May runoff is expected to draw even fewer because just two school board seats and a community college seat are up for election. “As it was, absentee and vote-by-mail this year accounted for 45 percent of the turnout,” Martinez said. “Without that, we would have only had a 4 (percent) or 5 percent turnout overall.” Costs for a comprehensive vote-by-mail campaign also would be lower because ballots could be sent with sample ballot packages that the city already mails to all voters. There also would be no need for thousands of polling stations in various precincts. Martinez said he is still working on final recommendations and other options available to the city to try to increase turnout. A nearly 20-year-old program that began on the East Coast and was the model for AmeriCorps is expected to kick-start its operation in Los Angeles. City Year, which brings together teams of young people ages 17 to 24, is set to launch this fall with school mentoring services and community services ranging from after-school to youth-leadership programs. City Year began in Boston in 1988 as a volunteer effort to deal with urban youth problems. It now operates in 17 cities and involves more than 1,200 young people. It’s not the pay that draws them: They get just $250 a week for 10 months and a $4,000 scholarship at the end of their service. The real draw, officials say, is that the program gives young people an opportunity to find an area of interest and become involved in their communities. A fundraiser to help the group will be held April 17 at the House of Blues. Tickets cost $20 to $50. For information, call the group at (213) 284-4092 or www.cityyear.org. Critics of term limits for state officials might need to look no further than the state Capitol to highlight their argument that longer tenures have some merits. A flock of new legislators has descended on Sacramento this session, and all of them want to look tough on crime. The result has been a plethora of bills adding penalties or making new things illegal. Some say such eager young lawmakers have exacerbated state prison overcrowding, with the federal courts threatening to impose a cap on the number of prisoners the state can jail. State Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, who chairs the Senate Public Safety Committee, has imposed a nine-month moratorium on any bill that would add to the prison overpopulation problem, The Sacramento Bee reported last week. “This is public safety and we all want to be tough on crime. But how tough do we look when our own system is rendered unconstitutional,” Romero told the newspaper. “And how tough do we look when our jails and prisons may at some point have to open to let out individuals?” — Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390rick.orlov@dailynews.com 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

 

DIVERS HYUNDAI GARAGE BRING BACK HUGE SCRAPPAGE PACKAGE FOR CUSTOMERS

first_imgMOTORING: Divers Hyundai Garage are bringing back their HUGE scrap-page package for their loyal band of customers. Management at Divers said that with 152 July registrations approaching fast they’ve have decided to offer their customers the choice of TWO HUGE incentives.Any orders placed during the month of June for July 152 reg, potential Hyundai consumers will receive FIVE years FREE servicing package to compliment Ireland’s best warranty Who wouldn’t be interested in:5yrs unlimited mileage warranty (fully manufacturer backed)5yrs AA membership and roadside assist5yrs free vehicle health checks and 5yrs free servicingGavin Flanagan told Donegal Daily, “For those customers who have an older vehicle, they will have the option of availing of up to €4,000 in scrappage instead of the service package.“We have one of the most competitive PCP finance packages on the market at present with extremely competitive rates.“So there has never been a better time to enquire about your Hyundai of choice.“We really do have something for everyone. “Why not call in  TODAY and find out more about our open weekend which is taking place on Saturday and Sunday 6th-7th of June.You may also spot the Hyundai Hub parked in various towns around the county over the next week.The hub will be present at this weekends sheep shearing competition in Burt.Why not Pop in and check for yourself what your cost to change would be by simply entering your car registration and let our iPad tell you wat to expect for your car on a trade in and what your payments are likely to be..Staff will be at hand to answer any queries you may have and assist you through the process. DIVERS HYUNDAI GARAGE BRING BACK HUGE SCRAPPAGE PACKAGE FOR CUSTOMERS was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDivers Garage HyundaiFeaturesnewslast_img read more

 

JUDGE DISMISSES SPEEDING CASES AFTER MOTORISTS SAY THEY DIDN’T GET PENALTY NOTICES

first_imgJudge Paul KellyA JUDGE has dismissed three alleged speeding offences detected by GoSafe vans, two of them against motorists who said they didn’t get the fixed penalty notices in the post.Judge Paul Kelly made the rulings at Carndonagh District Court. It’s the latest in a series of cases where judges are refusing to convict drivers who say they didn’t receive the notices. Fisherman Sean Arrow, with an address at 65 Malin Road, Moville, said he had only learned of the case against the him the day before the court – when he returned from sea.He had been accused of driving at 91km/h in an 80km/h zone at Cashel, Carndonagh, on March 28 this year.“I didn’t receive any notice,” Mr Arrow told the judge.“I’m not saying it didn’t arrive. It’s just I didn’t see it and it may well be my 81-year-old mother has lifted it and put it away but I certainly didn’t see it.”Judge Kelly dismissed the case.In another case Dara Furey, of Drumadoey, Burnfoot, had been summonsed for exceeding the 60km/hr limit at Churchland Quarters, Carndonagh in April this year.He told the judge he had never received the fixed penalty notice.“If I had received it I would have paid it straight away but I didn’t,” he said.The defendant in one case was listed as ‘Eddie McDaid Construction Limited’ a company with an address at 14 Maxwell Road, Rathmines.A vehicle registered to the company had been detected doing 89km/hr in an 80km/h zone at Cashel, Carndonagh on March 28 this year.A subsequent fixed penalty hadn’t been paid.Judge Kelly told Inspector David Murphy that he could not convict a limited company on the charge.Inspector Murphy asked for an adjournment of the case to allow him to make contact with the ticketing office of GoSafe.Judge Kelly asked if ‘Eddie McDaid’ was in court.A man answering to the name said he was, with the judge asking him if he had driven the 300kms from Dublin.“I drove up last night,” he said.Judge Kelly struck the case out, adding: “In the circumstances I will not allow an adjournment.”Under current laws companies or their directors are not legally obliged to nominate or name the drivers of vehicles at the time they were detected speeding.JUDGE DISMISSES SPEEDING CASES AFTER MOTORISTS SAY THEY DIDN’T GET PENALTY NOTICES was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:fixed penaltiesGoSafespeedinglast_img read more

 

REGISTRATION OPENS TONIGHT FOR THE NORTH WEST 10K

first_imgInterventionalist Cardiologist Dr Santosh David with Friends of Letterkenny General members Donna Henderson, Paddy Rooney and Peter Cutliffe supporting the North West Charity 10k.Preparations for the North West Charity 10k are gathering momentum this weekend with runners and walkers being reminded by the organizing committee that an office is being opened at Letterkenny Community Centre from Monday evening for registrations.The charity event sponsored by DonegalDaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure is taking place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny.Entrants will be able to collect their numbers, t-shirts and those running will be able to pick up their chip timers. The portacabin office at the Community Centre will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening from Monday to Friday and also on Saturday afternoon from 2 – 6 p.m. As many people as possible are encouraged to come early in the week so as to avoid congestion on the day of the event. It is also important that those who have registered on-line come and collect their numbers, t-shirts and chip timers before Sunday. The first 2,500 entrants will get the new t-shirts.A designated person can block register for a club, charity or a group of friends meaning not everyone has to be physically present to register. This will especially helpful for participants outside the general Letterkenny area.This year the three charities who will benefit from the North West 10k are the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, the Special Needs Accessible Playpark group SNAP and Donegal Mountain Rescue.The entry fee is 15 euro for runners and 10 euro for walkers. For information visit www.northwest10k.com FOCUS ON FRIENDS OF THE HOSPITALThe Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will be one of the main beneficiaries of the North West Charity 10k with the organization currently concentrating all their energies on providing a suite of rooms on the campus to install vital equipment for cardiac investigations and treatment.When the new Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory is up and running it will mean that a huge number of people across Donegal will be able to have heart problems diagnosed and treated at Letterkenny General rather than having to go to either Dublin or Galway. Around half a million euro is required to complete the project and the Friends are very optimistic that with the public’s support that the figure will be reached by the end of the year.The campaign to provide the Catherisation Laboratory is already well underway and now with the backing of the massive financial pulling power of the North West 10k on Sunday, May 5th the Friends would hope to bring this absolutely vital medical facility a step closer.The new cardiac unit would allow diagnostic angiographies to be carried out by Interventionalist Cardiologist Dr Santosh David who is already based at the hospital. It will allow for the early detection of heart disease by checking blood supply and scanning for blockages. In addition the cardiologist will be able to insert stents and pacemakers to correct heart problems while also allowing for a procedure called angioplasty which helps to clear plaque from the coronary arteries.It will be a ‘win win’ situation for both the patient and the HSE in terms of minimizing stress and cutting costs.When the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital was setup in 1991 to purchase a CT Scanner not many would have envisaged that the organization in the next 21 years would raise close to six million euro for a range of specialist medical equipment and infrastructural improvements that have been hugely beneficial to the people of Donegal.The latest Friends project has already been raised €750,000 to buy the high tech equipment for a Cardiac Cathederisation Laboratory which is to be located in the hospital. Now with the help of the North West 10k committee the Friends are aiming to raise some of the estimated half a million euro finance for the provision of the actual laboratory on the hospital campus. Currently Dr David has the use of a mobile suite every Thursday at the hospital for carrying out some of these investigations but there is no facility to actually provide treatment after a diagnosis.The bulk of the surgical procedures are undertaken at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin while around 10% of patients are sent University Hospital Galway. So it will be a huge boost to the people of Donegal when the Cathederisation Lab is up and running. At a time when the patient is already trying to cope with the stress of facing cardiac surgery the fact that that procedure can be done at Letterkenny General will be a huge relief.The burden for families will also be lessened by being able to visit their loved ones more regularly and it also save on the costs of travel and accommodation in Dublin or Galway. It will ease the pressure on the HSE ambulance transport budget.Senior management is currently finalizing a site on the hospital campus for the facility. Letterkenny General equipped with a Cathederisation Laboratory will be a massive development for county cardiac services at a time when the public is hearing so much about health cutbacks.Over the past 23 years the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital has raised over €5.5 million for a range of state of the art medical devices for investigative and treatment purposes as well as money for service development and patient care.The aim this year is to raise €365,000 for the Cat Lab project.The Friends objective is to raise €21,000 every 21 days through a number of initiatives including the North West 10k. Among the other significant achievements of the ‘Friends’ over the years is the MRI and Dexa Scanners and the 750,000 euro for the new Acute Mental Health Unit which opened in September 2011.REGISTRATION OPENS TONIGHT FOR THE NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Friends of the HospitalNorth West 10last_img read more

 

‘WE’RE WINNING FIGHT AGAINST HOUSEHOLD TAX’ – CAMPAIGNERS

first_imgCAMPAIGNERS claim new figures released by Environment Minister Phil Hogan show they are winning their fight against the Household Charge.The figures showed that as of the end of April 41,212 people had registered and paid for the tax.This was an increase of almost 5,000 from the end of November when the figure stood at 36,141. “The figures clearly show we are winning the fight,” said spokesman Joe Murphy.Can’t Pay Won’t Pay today also ridiculed the claim from Donegal County Council that there had been a ‘surge’ in payments of the Household Charge in recent weeks, pointing out that the figures showed that the boycott of the charges remained strong, particularly in Donegal.“It is absolute nonsense for Donegal county Council to claim that there has been a surge in the number of payments.” said spokesperson Francis McCafferty.”Since the end of March only 991 homeowners, fewer than 250 a week, registered for the Household Charge despite the relentless media and bullying campaign mounted by the authorities. Tens of thousands continue to take a principled and courageous stand against this unfair tax despite all that has been thrown at them. The low level of payment is proof that the boycott campaign remains solid.”“The Council continue to play with numbers to make the compliance rate seem higher. With a total of 83,918 liable properties in the county, there is still a mojority, more than 42,700, who have not paid. Donegal County Council has even refused to answer it’s own elected members who have asked why they are using the wrong figures. “We must continue to defy them and maintain the boycott of the Household Charge and the Property Tax. This weeks figures show that if we maintain the boycott at the present levels, we can defeat these unfair taxes.”The national league table is below:County/City CouncilProperties Registered 30/11/2012Properties Registered 31/12/2012Properties Registered 31/1/2013Properties Registered 28/2/2013Properties Registered 31/3/2013Properties Registered 26/4/2013Carlow12,09412,43112,87613,11013,26713,553Cavan17,21717,48317,89118,14718,33818,631Clare33,02633,57034,20034,91535,46136,066Cork City28,12628,45228,75129,00129,39230,047Cork County93,15495,65397,91499,224100,852102,878Donegal36,14137,29238,42939,65240,22141,212Dublin City138,361139,856141,425142,126143,744146,184Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown63,38063,84264,42164,67465,08265,712Fingal62,07563,06864,11564,67365,72067,071Galway City20,16721,02421,27921,45121,65521,941Galway County41,73141,99043,59244,69545,26446,238Kerry43,44543,90944,50245,02545,42246,191Kildare45,83346,61247,52247,97948,67949,728Kilkenny21,39921,92722,57422,83023,07923,444Laois16,43316,67017,13517,41517,62417,919Leitrim9,1689,2589,4849,6189,7739,963Limerick City14,13414,29314,42314,58014,85815,150Limerick County31,74332,18032,87433,23533,71634,350Longford8,7779,0669,3449,5749,7129,917Louth25,25925,77626,41926,74327,09127,546Mayo38,74939,39140,83741,53541,90942,356Meath38,26439,23940,04440,52041,07441,873Monaghan13,88014,02314,39714,51914,71014,854North Tipperary18,07518,29318,62718,83619,12819,359Offaly15,17315,73616,05816,42616,68017,059Roscommon16,13116,59317,53018,00318,22818,566Sligo17,82518,31118,98819,27419,50119,855South Dublin52,36953,22754,00054,42455,39556,809South Tipperary20,72921,02721,46721,69921,95122,374Waterford City10,66810,77410,94211,03711,16311,400Waterford County16,46716,67716,98417,20417,44617,784Westmeath20,42020,67021,01121,21521,43321,909Wexford36,69837,16838,07938,73639,23339,891Wicklow32,04932,35732,83433,16133,52434,029 ‘WE’RE WINNING FIGHT AGAINST HOUSEHOLD TAX’ – CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: May 2nd, 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:’WE’RE WINNING FIGHT AGAINST HOUSEHOLD TAX’ – CAMPAIGNERSlast_img read more

 

USC notes: Team clears the air on issues

first_img Carroll wants the players to stop wearing different hats and T-shirts on road trips. And Carroll told offensive guard Fred Matua to tone down his antics. Matua is one of the most emotional players on the team. Separately, cornerback John Walker and a few other players called a team meeting because of the emotional victory over Notre Dame. When you’re ranked No. 1, you can’t have too many problems, but USC called a players-only meeting this week, and coach Pete Carroll also held a separate meeting to address some bothersome issues. Carroll told the Trojans to look more like a team and less like individuals and be more humble the rest of the season. He stressed that teams won’t “bow down” to USC. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was just a meeting to give an opportunity to guys who don’t express themselves normally,” Walker said. “On the plane coming home from Notre Dame, I felt we should have a meeting to come to terms with the sense of togetherness we all felt. “After that game, I heard us all say we loved each other and there was a genuine sense of brotherhood. I had tears in my eyes.” Matua also spoke. “We don’t want to get overwhelmed by what just happened,” he said. “We have a whole second half of the season to worry about.” Field crisis: Carroll was upset USC practiced on Cromwell Field on Tuesday, which has FieldTurf, because its regular practice field is not ready after workers botched putting in new sod last weekend. The field was supposed to be ready Tuesday, but a worker wasn’t sure when it would be available, and the recent rain didn’t help. “There’s a crisis right now,” said a field worker. “It might not be ready (today), either.” center_img Bush apologizes: Tailback Reggie Bush said he told his teammates he was sorry for intentionally slowing down near the end of a touchdown run that resulted in him nearly getting tackled. “That, just on my part, wasn’t good leadership,” Bush said. “I got caught up in frustration that the offense wasn’t clicking. I tried to make a statement. I apologized to the team.” Bush also said he didn’t think he pushed quarterback Matt Leinart that hard into the end zone. It’s illegal to push another player. “It was the greatest quarterback sneak ever. Everybody else says it was illegal, but it was quick. I don’t know people keep talking about it after. “After (Leinart) rolled to the left, I pushed him from the side. If I got behind him, maybe they would have called something.” He remains hampered by a sore knee suffered against Arizona. “That’s going to bother me awhile because of the bruise,” Bush said. “I just rested it. That (Notre Dame) game was exhausting. I just tried to rest up for the weekend.” Who are the gunners? Linebacker Rey Maualuga and cornerback Josh Pinkard appear to be the frontrunners to be the gunners on the punt team, the players who line up at the receiver spot and race down the field when the ball is snapped. Other candidates include receiver Patrick Turner and safety Darnell Bing, as USC tries to shore up its punt coverage. In another change, linebacker Collin Ashton replaced Dale Thompson at left guard on punts. Weis unhappy: Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis complained that USC didn’t receive a penalty when Trojans assistant coach Brennan Carroll tried to call a timeout with no timeouts remaining and because Carroll was at the 5-yard line. “I was a little bit more disappointed by the fact that they had a coach out of the box down on the 5-yard line calling time out when they had no timeouts left,” Weis said. “If you want a gripe, that’s a gripe. Now that’s a penalty and that alone puts them out of touchdown scoring range and into field-goal range.” Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 scott.wolf@dailynews.com 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