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first_img The 31-year-old has been the subject of interest from the Canadian club for some time and on Friday morning Spurs confirmed the England international was leaving. The deal will be effective from February 28 meaning Defoe has the opportunity to add to his 142 goals for the White Hart Lane club. Tottenham have announced that striker Jermain Defoe is leaving the club to join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC. Tottenham, who Press Association Sport understands were paid in excess of £8million, added on their official website that as part of the move they had agreed an advertising and marketing deal with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment – Toronto’s owners – and a friendly with the club on July 23. “This is a great opportunity for Jermain and he feels it is one that he wishes to pursue,” said Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood. “He has played a big part in the club for many years and we all know he will give his best until his last minute in a Spurs shirt. “We have several attacking options within our squad for the remaining dozen or so games of the season after Jermain departs and we shall keep our options under review. “We also have a goal threat from players in other areas of the pitch including having wide players and attacking midfielders who will enable us to vary our shape when required.” Tottenham have at least nine fixtures to play before Defoe’s scheduled departure and he is hoping to play a full part in them. “Everybody knows how much this club means to me and I will play my heart out for the team and the fans until my last kick for the club,” he said. “I have had a fantastic time here and the fans have always been amazing to me. Press Association “I am grateful for the opportunity for myself and my family to experience living overseas and for me to play in the MLS with a contract that will take me to the age of 35. I have no doubt I shall be coming back as a fan supporting the team in the years to come too.” Defoe’s current spell with Tottenham is his second one, having left in 2008 for a year with Portsmouth. Prior to his first stint with the club he was at West Ham, with whom he made his professional debut aged 16. He has won 55 caps for England scoring 19 goals and will be hopeful of winning a place in Roy Hodgson’s squad for this summer’s World Cup. It remains to be seen how this move will affect him, though. Former Tottenham captain Robbie Keane has remained a regular with the Republic of Ireland since moving to Los Angeles Galaxy, but David Beckham found selection harder to earn after he swapped England for the United States. last_img read more

first_imgRunner said he vows to bring the crime bill legislation to the initiative process if it stalls in the Legislature. Runner and his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, co-wrote Jessica’s Law, which passed by a landslide as Proposition 83 last year. [email protected] (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A crime-bill package announced by Republican state lawmakers last week includes provisions that its proponents say would close legal loopholes allowing criminal street gangs to exploit the juvenile justice system. Juveniles are typically recruited by street gangs for the purpose of committing robberies and burglaries because they face minimal consequences, law enforcement officials say. Frustration over juvenile crime hit a boiling point within local law enforcement circles last fall during interrogations in the aftermath of a large scale gang-specific Antelope Valley investigation, when videotaped interviews showed smugly defiant juvenile suspects apparently well aware that they faced minimal punishment, Lancaster station Capt. Carl Deely said. “It was a big joke to them,” Deely said. The crime bill package introduced Wednesday calls for terms of probation to include those released from prison to wear a global positioning system tracking devices. Additionally, the crime bill package provides for tougher sentencing for adults who use children in the commission of crimes. State Senator George Runner R-Lancaster said the bills will give law enforcement the necessary tools to reduce crime. Runner authored several bills in the package including an omnibus bill that would require an up or down vote on the entire 12-bill package. “We believe part of the pressures juveniles face is that they have an adult that’s using them,” Runner said. Deely believes passage of the crime-bill package is necessary to update antiquated juvenile crime laws. “There’s no relation in the crimes being committed by juveniles in the ’50s and ’60s to what’s going on now,” he said. last_img read more