Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle car-carrying service has been relaunched following the repair of fire damage to the Channel Tunnel (RG 1.97 p21), starting with several weeks of special events under the ’Happy Summer’ banner. Managing Director Bill Dix announced on June 10 that 60 to 65% of capacity would henceforth be reservable, requiring a public timetable for the first time. On-train refreshments are to be provided along with initiatives such as children’s activity packs and non-shopping tourist itineraries. Services will run up to four times an hour at peak times, with one per hour during the night. o
Ball’s minutes will still be capped Thursday against the Heat, but he will likely play more than the 24 minutes he was allowed in Atlanta.“He felt good,” Walton said. “He looked good in practice today, the minutes restriction will go higher again next game.”Ball has averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and 5.5 assists in the two games he has played since sitting out 15 games before the All-Star break with a sprained left knee.“However long I play,” Ball said, “I’m going to do what I can.” MIAMI — The Lakers experienced two departures Wednesday. One was of their own hand. The other: One of their own’s hands.Shortly after the team finalized an agreement to waive veteran Corey Brewer, rookie Josh Hart suffered a broken bone in his left hand while the Lakers practiced.Hart’s fate is uncertain after fracturing his fourth metacarpal. He returned to Los Angeles to have his hand examined by team medical staff. His options could include season-ending surgery.Brewer’s future is less murky: He is believed to have several suitors among playoff teams, but is reportedly likely to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder upon clearing waivers on Friday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Hart has emerged as a favorite of Walton’s – a player who embodied the team’s developing defensive identity and fit nicely into the offense.“We’ll miss him if he’s out,” Walton said. “But we’re not going to be stuck thinking how to fill in for him until we actually hear back whether or not we’ve got him or not.”TURNOVER A NEW LEAFThe Lakers won their last time out, Monday in Atlanta, but Walton saw blemishes in the blowout. After the Lakers committed 23 turnovers against the Hawks, their coach decided to return to the basics.With his team practicing at a community center in downtown Miami, Walton instructed his players to pair up and stand 15 to 18 feet apart. Then, at the instruction of assistant coach Brian Shaw, they practiced rudimentary passes.Chest pass. Bounce pass. Overhead pass.“It looked like a high school drill,” Ball said. “It’s kind of basic, but it helps.”It’s a drill from the Tex Winter playbook, thought Walton said it is now known as the “Brian Shaw Passing Clinic.”“Just the very fundamentals of passing,” Walton said, “without doing what Tex would call ‘passing out of motion,’ being strong with the ball, snapping your wrist and getting it to your teammates.”After watching film from the win in Atlanta, Walton determined the Lakers could have cut their turnovers “by eight or 10 if we just made more solid, fundamentally sound passes.”THROWDOWN SHOWDOWNDisplaying an arsenal of 360-degree dunks, windmill dunks and tomahawk jams, a springy Ball looked nothing like a player who belongs on a minutes restriction for a knee injury.The rookie point guard closed practice on Wednesday in an impromptu dunk contest with rookie forward Kyle Kuzma that saw the two throw down one dunk after another – missing plenty along the way, too. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s what he wants,” Coach Luke Walton said of letting go of Brewer. “He’s been so great all year with our guys and he’s with the rotation the way it is, he wasn’t playing much anymore. Not because he wasn’t good enough but just because we’re trying to grow a young team while we win. I hope he gets on a good team where he’s playing and finishes the year off competing for a title.”Brewer appeared in 78 games over two seasons with the Lakers, averaging 4.2 points in 13.5 minutes. He was the NBA’s active leader in consecutive games played before sitting out on Jan. 11.Hart is averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 55 appearances, but since moving into the starting lineup on Feb. 2, he has averaged 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and shot 48.9 percent from 3-point range.A prolonged absence would have a noticeable impact on the Lakers, who have won seven of the last 10 games Hart started. Fellow rookie Lonzo Ball called Hart “very important” to the team’s success, saying he’s good for a “double-double pretty much every time he steps out there; one of our best defenders and he rebounds a lot.”To compensate for Brewer’s absence on the depth chart, the Lakers recalled Gary Payton II from the G-League.
(Kamil KrzaczynskiAFP/Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/14/10/jurgen-klopp-071819-getty-ftrjpg_b1vujnpnap4f131bqrcq3wq6i.jpg?t=133414964&w=500&quality=80 Friday night at Notre Dame Stadium, Liverpool will play Borussia Dortmund in the third game of its preseason and the first of its three-game tour of the United States.Watch Liverpool-Dortmund live on fuboTV (7-day free trial) “They’re pretty close to each other. You see it, of course,” manager Jurgen Klopp told the media Thursday. “They were all happy to see each other again. So that’s all good. Holiday is good, important — true. And maybe the first two weeks you don’t think about anything else than about holiday. But then for all of us we started getting excited again, looking forward to the season.”Liverpool is moving quickly toward a season that in some ways will be the busiest in its history. The club will play in seven different competitions with a trophy at stake, albeit two of those will be transacted in a single day.Annually the winners of the Premier League and FA Cup meet in the FA Community Shield match that represents a start to the English soccer season. Manchester City won both, which means the second-place finisher in the Premier League gets invited. Having ended the 2018-19 league season a single point behind the winners, Liverpool will face Man City on Aug. 4. In the NBA now, dealing with this sort of thing is called “load management.” If Liverpool were to remain active to the finals in all the cup competitions, it literally could be playing two full seasons’ worth of games.”Hopefully we can,” Klopp said. “But that’s all that I can say about that. Before the season, it’s always the same. It would be great if we could use the whole squad throughout the whole season. That would make life much easier. MORE: John Barnes wishes Premier League glory for Reds”Yeah, the number of games sounds big. Games, we never try to avoid. We’re happy about having as much as possible. That’s how it is — that means you have a very successful season. The league will always be the main focus, because we play most of the games there. There’s no team in the league where we can say, ‘Let’s send the kids there,’ or whatever. All these games are so competitive and so close.”Nobody can take away from us that we won the Champions League, but it will not help us a lot in the new season.” NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The offseason, as glorious as it was, lasted 36 days. That’s all. It almost was cruel to require Liverpool FC to return to training so soon after winning the UEFA Champions League title on that glorious evening in Madrid, but the June 1 date for that game against Tottenham Hotspur and the Aug. 9 Premier League opener against Norwich City assured the Reds’ celebration would be brief.Think about it. The New England Patriots report to camp in a week. They’ll have had enjoyed five months and 22 days of championship bliss by the time they’re again dealing with Bill Belichick on a full-time basis, and it’ll be another two weeks after that before the Patriots must play anyone in an exhibition game. LIVERPOOL PRESEASON: Transfers, rumors, PL fixturesThe winners of the Champions League and Europa League meet in the UEFA Super Cup. That will pit Liverpool against Chelsea on Aug. 14 in Istanbul.Neither is a must-win game, but the fact the Reds will play league rivals in each of them also figures to mandate significant efforts.Along with chasing its first Premier League title, there are the domestic cup competitions: the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup. And becoming champions of Europe also guarantees entry to the FIFA Club World Cup, which will be contested in mid-December in Qatar.
1 Gareth Southgate is refusing to rule Dele Alli out of contention to face Panama.Speaking to talkSPORT on Friday, the England manager said it was “unlikely” the midfielder will start Sunday’s Group G clash but revealed the Tottenham star was “progressing well” and will be given every chance to prove his fitness.Alli suffered a thigh injury during England’s opening World Cup game against Tunisia, which saw Harry Kane fire home a late winner for the Three Lions. “We have to wait and see whether Dele is going to be fit,” said Southgate, who has yet to confirm his line-up.“That is looking unlikely as he has not trained with the team yet but he is progressing really well so we won’t rule that out just yet.”Southgate has yet to confirm his line-up, but will not be making many changes.“Always from the type of training we do, they [the players] have a good idea,” he said.“Clearly we had a team that played very well and won so we are not going to be wildly different from that.”He went on to rebuke the media for releasing pictures of assistant manager Steve Holland’s training notes, which was alleged to have shown the starting XI to face Panama. Read more on that here.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Gareth Southgate embraces Dele Alli after his substitution against Tunisia