Bordeaux 1-1 Liverpool: Late goal cancels out Adam Lallana strike to deny Brendan Rodgers a much needed win

first_img Adam Lallana 1 Liverpool were denied a vital win after a late Bordeaux equaliser cancelled out a bit of Adam Lallana magic.Liverpool struggled in the first half with the only chance of note coming from a thunderous effort from Philippe Coutinho, which rattled the post.Lallana scored midway through the second half to put the Reds ahead but, with ten minutes left, Jussie levelled for the French side.A draw away to Bordeaux cannot be seen as a bad result although it will do nothing to ease the pressure on Rodgers.Coutinho nearly gave Liverpool a dream start as he and Divock Origi linked on the edge of the Bordeaux area but the Brazilian dragged his shot just wide of the left-hand post.Down the other end, Bordeaux had the best chance of the game when they broke quickly to catch Joe Gomez out of position only for Diego Rolan to lift the ball over Simon Mignolet and also the bar.There was another chance for the hosts as Nicolas Maurice-Belay made the most of Jordan Ibe’s lack of tracking back to find Wahbi Khazri, whose left-footed shot whistled past the post.  Origi had the chance to take the lead for the Reds but he scuffed his shot wide when through one-on-one. Fortunately for the Belgian an offside flag saved his blushes.On the stroke of half time Coutinho almost scored a trademark long-range piledriver but his shot thundered off the post with the goalkeeper beaten.Bordeaux missed a golden chance to take the lead on 65 minutes when Enzo Crivelli failed to react quickly enough and missed an open goal – and what a costly miss it was.Liverpool went straight down the other end to score as Lallana nutmegged one before calmly slotted the ball into the corner.It was his first goal of the season to give the Reds the lead, albeit somewhat against the run of play.Bordeaux looked to get back in it and an acrobatic Crivelli volley would have done it but, fortunately for Rodgers’ men, Mignolet was equal to it.But they could not hold on when Crivelli was given far too much time to juggle the ball in the box before laying off to Jussie who slammed the ball into the roof of the net in the 81st minute.And despite the best efforts of both sides to nick a winner, that is how the game ended, with Liverpool heading back to England with a hard-earned point.last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in Gameweek 6

first_img In: Matt Targett (Southampton) – £4.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – … Maybe like Mr Targett. The young Saint is enjoying an extended spell in the side due to Ryan Bertrand’s injury and is a solid player to have on your bench at this moment in time given the fact he’s likely to start their next few games. 12 12 12 12 In: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £8.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The ex-Liverpool man faced more criticism for his finishing on Tuesday night as he missed two good chances against Juventus but we reckon his pace against West Ham’s backline could be pivotal and net him and few points and possibly a goal too. Clashes with the pedestrian Tottenham and Newcastle defences are coming up too so he’ll be a good long-term buy. 12 In: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – £6.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – He’s too cheap not to have. The Algerian has been the star of the Premier League season so far and is a must for your team simply on the basis that 44 per cent of players have him. Don’t get left behind. Out: Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £5.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The left-back had been in brilliant form and probably would have been a tip to add to your team but, sadly, he suffered a broken leg in midweek and now faces six months out. 12 Out: Pedro (Chelsea) – £9.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The spritely Spaniard has taken a knock and, after the Blues’ Champions League clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Jose Mourinho is sure the player will miss their clash with Arsenal. He’s too expensivee to be an absentee. 12 12 12 12 Out: Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) – £5.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The big German is doubtful for the weekend and the Gunner will face Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United in the next few weeks if he is fit, so we reckon he won’t get too many points. Leave him out until Arsenal’s form picks up. 12 In: Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – £8.5m – After that stunning overhead kick against Manchester United, the Belgian could be about to go on a goal spree. Out: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – £10.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The striker is doubtful for Manchester United’s match with Southampton so it’s wise to keep him out of your thinking until he’s got at least one more Premier League goal to his name. Out: Willian (Chelsea) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Another injured Blues star to drop from your team. A good point-scoring start to the season saw many of you throw him into your squad but it’s wise to ditch him now. 12 Last week was an excellent reminder it’s not always the household names who get all the points in Fantasy Premier League.The team of the week included just one player who finished in the top four last season (Daley Blind), while players like Ritchie de Laet, Wes Hoolahan, Steven Naismith and Odion Ighalo mopped up the points.It’s a wake up call to those persisting with stars from Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, and may mean you’re lagging behind your rivals.If so, talkSPORT’s crack team of Fantasy Premier League minds have put together this list of six players you need to get this week, and six you should be looking to ditch!Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… Out: Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) – £5.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A hamstring injury means the Italian centre-back could miss around four games for the Hammers. He’s hardly been a spectacular point scorer so won’t be missed too much and it will give you an opportunity to bring in a cheaper player who gets more… In: Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) – £5.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The stern-faced Serbian has been getting points left, right, and centre this season. Manchester City have some decent fixtures coming up too and should continue to keep clean sheets, if he can get the odd assist too then you’ll be laughing. In: Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – £4.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Surprisingly, more teams have opted for Nathaniel Clyne than Joe Gomez out of Liverpool’s defenders. The English youngster is dirt cheap and getting plenty of points, so pick him up as a cheap alternative. The Reds face Norwich and Aston Villa at Anfield in their next two games so he should get at least one clean sheet, we reckon. last_img read more

Feist Night – Liverpool Management Special

first_imgStan Collymore and Mark Saggers muse over the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and discuss Liverpool’s next move.last_img

Dwight Yorke tells talkSPORT: ‘Give ME the Aston Villa job!’

first_imgAston Villa legend Dwight Yorke believes he is the ideal man to take charge at Villa Park following the departure of Tim Sherwood.Former Tottenham coach Sherwood was axed as boss after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea left the Villans bottom of the Premier League table.The 46-year-old oversaw just six wins out of 23 matches in charge – the shortest spell of any permanent Aston Villa manager.Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes and former Lyon boss Remi Garde have all been linked with the vacancy, but Yorke has urged the club to give him a chance.The ex-Villa and Manchester United striker claims his intimate knowledge of the Midlands outfit will help him turn the Villans’ season around, despite his lack of managerial experience.“People are going to say I’m crazy for putting my name in the hat,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “But I’ve been involved in football for a very long time and, having played for Aston Villa for ten years, I’ve looked at the club and seen the direction they’re heading in – it’s a dire situation.“Yes, Tim was sacked yesterday and that’s very sad, but it’s a situation that’s been ongoing for around five years now.“You look at the way Villa have spent their time in the Premier league, avoiding relegation just by the skin of their teeth. They’re bottom of the league now and it’s a very worrying time for the club.“You look at their squad and think they should be doing much better than they did under Tim, but the most worrying thing is that their main rivals in the table, the likes of Leicester, West Brom and Stoke, they all have better squads and for me that is absolutely crazy!“Aston Villa are supposed to be the biggest club in the Midlands, but they’re nowhere near. They think they are a big club but the reality is that Villa, certainly in the last five or six years, have been deteriorating rapidly and that’s why they’re at the bottom of the table.“People will say I don’t have any experience, but we’ve seen people with experience go in there and struggle to do a job. I know that club inside out and I’ve looked at the squad, there’s enough in there to get them out in this position and there’s enough time as well.“It’s whether the owners are prepared to give an aspiring young manager an opportunity.”Yorke believes he offers his former side something the other managers currently available do not.The ex-frontman, who was discovered in the West Indies by then-manager Graham Taylor and went on to score close to 100 goals in over 250 appearances for Villa, says his passion for the club and relationship with the fans will help bring a ‘spark’ back to Villa Park.He added: “You look at the managers available now, it’s a merry-go-round. In the 30 years I’ve been involved in football it’s been the same people getting job after job, so why are young managers doing all their coaching badges but not getting that opportunity?“There are young people ready to break into management and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t put my name in the hat.“Villa need something to really spark them up right now. I spent ten years there, I had a fantastic relationship with the fans there and I just feel when I look around at the managers up for grabs at the moment that they need something a bit more exciting to come in and really lift the place.”last_img read more

Remi Garde calls for solidarity after hapless Aston Villa are thrashed at Everton

first_imgRemi Garde says he is aware of the huge task he faces to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League after the top flight’s basement side were thrashed 4-0 at Everton.Doubles for Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku embarrassed the Midlands club at Goodison Park as the Villans remain without a victory since August.The heavy defeat leaves Villa five points from safety, but Garde called for solidarity within the club as they look to stage an unlikely escape.“I knew that the task and the mission was very difficult but nobody will let it down,” said the Frenchman.“The players know that. We are all in the same boat and we are going to stick together because we have no other solution.”Villa’s chances in the game were, in truth, over by half time after the Toffees opened up a three-goal lead, and Garde recognised the huge gulf between the two sides.He added: “I think today the difference between the two teams was probably too high.“I was disappointed after the first goal. The second half was a bit better but we were already 3-0 down.”last_img read more

Jones admits to doping

first_imgTRACK AND FIELD: Facing legal charges, U.S. sprinter reportedly comes clean about using BALCO steroid cream. By Bob Baum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For years, Marion Jones angrily denied she was a drug cheat, swearing she was clean and daring anyone to prove otherwise. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CitySeven years after her triumphs at the 2000 Olympics, the three-time gold medalist has admitted in a recent letter to family and close friends that she used steroids before the Sydney Games, The Washington Post reported Thursday. She’s scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., today to plead guilty to charges in connection with her steroid use, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, and would not provide specific details about the plea. “I want to apologize for all of this,” the Post reported Jones saying in her letter, quoting a person who received a copy and read it to the paper. “I am sorry for disappointing you all in so many ways.” Jones said in her letter that she faced up to six months in jail and would be sentenced in three months, according to the newspaper. The admission also could cost Jones the five medals she won in Sydney, where she was the most celebrated female athlete of the Games. She didn’t win the five golds she wanted, but she came away with three and two bronzes, and her bright smile and charming personality made her a star. The triple gold medalist in Sydney said she took “the clear” for two years, beginning in 1999, and that she got it from former coach Trevor Graham, who told her it was flaxseed oil, the newspaper reported. “The clear” is a performance-enhancing drug linked to BALCO, the lab at the center of the steroids scandal in professional sports. Home run king Barry Bonds, New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi and Detroit Tigers outfielder Gary Sheffield all have been linked to the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative and were among more than two dozen athletes who testified before a federal grand jury in 2003. Until now, Jones had denied doping, even suing BALCO founder Victor Conte in 2004 for $25 million. Conte repeatedly accused Jones of using performance-enhancing drugs and said he watched her inject herself. “It cost me a lot of money to defend myself,” Conte said Thursday. “But I told the truth then, and I’m telling it now.” In her letter, Jones said she didn’t realize she’d used performance-enhancing drugs until she stopped training with Graham at the end of 2002. She said she lied when federal agents questioned her in 2003, panicking when they presented her with a sample of “the clear,” which she recognized as the substance Graham had given her. “It’s funky, because you wanted to believe she was clean,” said Jon Drummond, a gold medalist in the 400 relay in Sydney. “It’s like that old saying, `Cheaters never win.’ So no matter how glorious or glamorous things look, you’ll get caught and pay a price for it. “It caught me by total surprise,” he added. “It’s a shock. I thought it was a closed case. It doesn’t help track and field at all, except maybe by letting the world know, people always get to the bottom of things.” Jones’ career has been tarnished the last several years by doping allegations against her. In August 2006, a urine sample tested positive for EPO, but Jones was cleared when a backup sample tested negative. She also was among the athletes who testified before a BALCO grand jury in 2003. Her former boyfriend, Tim Montgomery, also testified, and was given a two-year ban for doping in late 2005. Michelle Collins and Justin Gatlin, who also trained with Graham, were banned for doping violations, too. Graham has a Nov. 26 trial date after being indicted in the BALCO case last November on three counts of lying to federal agents. Graham, who has pleaded not guilty, helped launch the government’s steroid probe in 2003 when he mailed a vial of “the clear” – previously undetectable – to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USA Track & Field was not aware of Jones’ letter nor any pending legal action, CEO Craig Masback said. “Anything that exposes the truth about drug use in sport is good for ensuring the integrity of sport,” Masback said. “Any use of performance-en- hancing substances is a tragedy for the athlete, their teammates, friends, family and the sport.” Darryl Seibel, spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee, declined comment on whether Jones would lose her medals until legal proceedings are completed. “If these reports are true,” Seibel said, “it is an admission of responsibility from an athlete who owed her sport much better.” The Post also reported that, in her letter, Jones said she lied about a $25,000 check given to her by Montgomery, who pleaded guilty in New York in April as part of a criminal scheme to cash millions of dollars worth of stolen or forged checks. He has yet to be sentenced.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Campaign trail rife with possibilities for local gaffes

first_imgAnd in South Carolina – where the H is silent in Horry Country – the names matter. Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who mastered most of the names during her husband’s campaigns, goofed by calling the state’s coastal area “the lowlands” rather than the preferred “Lowcountry.” To be sure, campaigning in the early voting states is an art. Voters want to see would-be-presidents at their neighborhood store, serving up ice cream as Romney did in Kingston, N.H., awkwardly tossing a bright green T-shirt over his dress shirt and tie. “Oh gosh, I’m not as strong as these girls,” Romney said, sliding behind the counter for a photo opportunity. “Just have me do some soft serve.” Such campaign stops are meticulously choreographed, with crowds assembled, stickers in hand and pledge cards ready. “Part of the problem is that everyone tries to be so disciplined, golly, you worry about the spontaneity,” said Kathy Sullivan, a former Democratic chairwoman in New Hampshire. When Republican Fred Thompson stopped by a Manchester, N.H., sports bar recently, the customers were more interested in watching the New England Patriots than shaking hands with the “Law & Order” actor. “Down in front,” one voter joked to the former Tennessee senator as the 6-foot-5 candidate blocked his view of quarterback Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots. The disruption – he and the throng of journalists standing in front of a big-screen television – prompted Thompson to take his cheeseburger back to his bus and forced his host, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, to offer up his untouched light beer to a nearby table. The event was not long after Thompson’s trip to the Iowa State Fair, where the Republican rode around in a golf cart and wore Ferragamo shoes. Republican Sen. John McCain raised eyebrows among South Carolina GOP voters, who are overwhelmingly religious conservatives, by saying he considers himself a Baptist and attends a Baptist church at home in Arizona. For decades McCain had publicly identified his religion as Episcopalian. His follow-up that he “didn’t find it necessary” to be baptized in his adoptive Baptist church further puzzled voters, many of them Southern Baptists. There are plenty more `don’ts’ on the list: Don’t schedule a trip without looking at a map, as aides to former Sen. John Edwards apparently did when they promoted a campaign swing through New Hampshire’s North Country, but included stops far from that region. Don’t forget where you are, as Giuliani apparently did when he referred to “the people here in Massachusetts” during a speech in New Hampshire. Not quite as bad, Obama repeatedly called New Hampshire’s Belknap County “Bell Camp” during an early trip. Don’t get the governor’s name wrong, as Thompson did with South Carolina’s Mark Sanford. (Thompson called him Sandford.) Don’t get the name of the party chairman wrong, as Romney did with Fergus Cullen at a New Hampshire Republican gala. Romney called him Angus, a name Cullen has embraced as a joke. Don’t assume food comes ready to eat, as candidates in South Carolina have done. In that state, political barbecue means roasted pig and hands-on messiness. “You peel shrimp and shuck oysters,” said Romney political consultant Warren Tompkins. More than 20 years later, some remember when Walter Mondale didn’t peel and got more than a mouthful. Sports are another pitfall, as 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry learned at least twice. Kerry called the Green Bay Packers’ famous Lambeau Field “Lambert Field” and talked about the Ohio State Buckeyes while in Michigan, home of the Buckeyes’ archrival. But Kerry’s biggest of-the-people mistake was visiting South Philadelphia and ordering a cheese steak – with Swiss. It was a punchline for weeks. Giuliani, aware of that particular challenge, ordered his Geno’s sandwich with provolone and onions. At the packed event, he wore a suit and tie.160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“How about the lobster?” he asked, never loosening his tie. “Everybody has the lobster.” Fellow Republican Mitt Romney went through the same hazing ritual, tie tight and lobster in hand. Laughter – including from wife Ann – followed. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama tried talking business with farmers in Adel, Iowa, in August to demonstrate empathy and win votes. But then he referred to a high-end organic food chain that has no stores in Iowa. “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” said Obama, who lives in Chicago. “I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.” SEABROOK, N.H. – Thou shalt not wear a shirt and tie at a lobster shack near a New Hampshire beach. Thou shalt not invoke upscale grocery stores while campaigning in farm-rich Iowa. And thou shalt not call South Carolina’s Lowcountry “the lowlands.” For every must-do, must-see tradition or place in the critical states that kick off voting for the presidential nominations, there is an equally important list of must-avoid steps. Some candidates, however, apparently didn’t get the memo about what’s incongruous or sometimes annoying to voters in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a trip this summer to a tourist-filled lobster shack in Seabrook, N.H. In sweltering heat, the Republican rolled up in his black SUV wearing a bold red tie and crisp white shirt. As guests with flip-flops on their feet cracked lobster bodies with their bare hands, Giuliani got a laugh by rolling up his sleeves, grabbing a live lobster from a tank and holding it aloft. last_img

Armenian genocide vote is in peril

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The loss of support is a major setback to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, who have fiercely defended the resolution to Republicans and the Bush administration as a moral imperative in condemning the World War I-era killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. President Bush called Pelosi on Tuesday to ask her not to call for a House vote on the resolution. “The president and the speaker exchanged candid views on the subject and the speaker explained the strong bipartisan support in the House for the resolution,” Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters Tuesday that the plan remained to vote on the measure before Congress adjourns by the end of the year. But, he added, “there are a number of people who are revisiting their own positions and we’ll have to determine where everyone is,” he said. POLITICS: Some Democrats drop support over concern about Turkey’s reaction. By Anne Flaherty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – A House vote to label the century-old deaths of Armenians as genocide was in jeopardy Tuesday after several Democrats withdrew their support and sounded alarms it could cripple U.S. relations with Turkey. The most notable Democratic challenge mounted this week came from Rep. John Murtha, an anti-war ally of Pelosi, D-Calif., and chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Murtha fought against a similar measure 20 years ago. “From my discussions with our military commanders and foreign policy experts, I believe that this resolution could harm our relations with Turkey and therefore our strategic interests in the region,” Murtha, D-Pa., said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. Also this week, at least six Democrats withdrew their sponsorship of the bill and two other Democrats, Reps. Alcee Hastings of Florida and John Tanner of Tennessee, asked Pelosi to forgo the vote. Hastings, who has voted against combat funding for Iraq, and Tanner, a member of a conservative Democratic coalition known as the Blue Dogs, said they feared backlash from Turkey would cut off U.S. access to a critical air base.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

Consumer group demands firing of state Insurance Commission attorney

first_imgSACRAMENTO – A consumer group demanded Thursday that the state insurance commissioner fire one of his top attorneys, saying the department lawyer tried to help insurers avoid paying $300,000 in court costs stemming from a fight over auto insurance rates. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights said it obtained a series of e-mails showing that William Gausewitz secretly collaborated with insurers to file a declaration in court. It says the document supported the insurers’ claim that court costs should be paid by the state, not them. Gausewitz is a former insurance industry lobbyist who is senior counsel to Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. “The documents obtained by FTCR show that Mr. Gausewitz continues to work closely with, and on behalf of, the insurance industry, albeit in a covert fashion – conduct that is utterly incompatible with your pledge of an independent and open administration,” the foundation said in its letter to Poizner. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It was signed by Harvey Rosenfield, the group’s founder, and Doug Heller, its executive director. A spokeswoman for Poizner, Jennifer Kerns, said the foundation’s criticism is unfounded. “While Harvey’s work is admirable, he’s just plain wrong on this,” Kerns said. “The fact is, it is not uncommon for the Department of Insurance to submit statements of fact on particular issues, which is what Bill Gausewitz did in this case.” The dispute involves a lawsuit filed by the insurance industry in 2006. It sought to overturn regulations that limited use of motorists’ ZIP codes in setting their auto insurance rates. Consumers groups favored the regulations, saying rates should be based primarily on driving records and not on where people live. Several groups, including the Santa Monica-based foundation, joined the attorney general in successfully defending the regulations. They then urged a Sacramento County Superior Court judge to order the insurers to repay them for their court costs. Jeff Fuller, a lobbyist for the Association of California Insurance Companies, sent Gausewitz an e-mail on Aug. 24 asking the department to give the judge a declaration the industry had drafted. “We believe that the court should be aware of the information contained in the declaration and that (a) signature by the insurance commissioner or someone else in the Dept. of Insurance is appropriate,” Fuller wrote in an e-mail obtained by the foundation under the California Public Records Act. Gausewitz asked that the declaration be rewritten and returned to him. “Send the draft declaration, in Word format, to me alone,” Gausewitz told Fuller. “Please don’t talk about this to other folks until we have talked about it further.” Gausewitz subsequently sent a copy of the declaration to several people, including an attorney for Consumers Union, another of the groups involved in defending the regulations. Gausewitz said the declaration provided historical information about the department’s payment of consumer group court costs from a fund set up to enforce Proposition 103. That initiative, passed by voters in 1988, governs auto insurance rates. He said in the e-mail to the Consumers Union attorney and others that the declaration was “provided to give factual information only. No (department) position is implied by or should be inferred from this declaration with respect to any legal issue before the court in this litigation.”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

Lancaster man jailed on suspicion of kidnapping, attempted rape

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The man took her to his home near 60th Street West and Avenue L, where he tried to get her to engage in sex with him, Dunn said. The girl eventually persuaded the man to let her go, Dunn said, and she went to a nearby home and told the people there what happened. One of the people she told called 911, Dunn said. “She was not injured,” he said. “She’s doing OK.” The victim led deputies to the man’s home, where he was taken into custody, Dunn said. Paramedics took the man to a hospital, but they did not say why, other than it was to be treated for something unrelated to the crime, Dunn said. LANCASTER – A man who bumped a girl with his car, then drove her to his home and tried to have sex with her has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and attempted rape, a sheriff’s sergeant said Saturday. The suspect’s name was not immediately available, but he was taken into custody about midnight Friday, said sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Dunn of the Lancaster station. The victim was a 17-year-old girl. Dunn said the girl was walking about 9:20 p.m. when the kidnapper bumped her with his vehicle. The girl, who was unhurt, was ordered to get in and, out of fear, she agreed, the sergeant said. The man will be booked on suspicion of kidnapping and attempted rape, he said.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