Chelsea Ladies have signed England defender Laura Bassett.The 30-year-old joins from Birmingham City and goes straight in to the squad which departs for the International Women’s Club Championship in Japan this Saturday.Bassett has enjoyed a successful career to date, representing her country on 33 occasions, including at the 2009 and 2013 European Championships as well as the 2011 Fifa Women’s World Cup.At club level, she has been a key member of every club she has represented, with her second stint at Birmingham seeing her lift the 2012 FA Women’s Cup as well as successive FA WSL and Continental Cup runners-up spots.And she sees no reason why her previous success can’t be emulated with her latest club.Rachel Williams was recently signed.“The move is absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait to get started,” said Bassett.“It’s great that we’ve got an opportunity like Japan to get straight in to the action rather than have to wait until pre-season.“Chelsea is a massive club with a big-club mentality so it is a new challenge for me, which is exciting.”Bassett becomes the latest new addition to Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes’ squad, with fellow England international Rachel Williams also joining the club earlier this month.The England duo will join the rest of the Chelsea squad in Japan for the IWCC, and will meet either Australian League winners Sydney FC or Japanese League runner-up NTV Beleza in the last four, with Japanese Cup and League winners INAC Kobe Leonessa or South American side Colo Colo their potential final opponent.And while Bassett admits she doesn’t know too much about their opponents in Japan, she is excited to have the opportunity to lift some silverware so early in her Chelsea career.She said: “Japan is a fantastic opportunity. It is the time of the year where we tend to relax physically and mentally but when an opportunity like this comes along you have to take it to experience the culture, the travel and to play in a tournament like it.“It’s a great chance to settle in and meet the team both on and off the pitch so when January comes round it makes that transition much easier.“It will be a good test out there. I don’t know loads about the opposition but it will be a good test and great to get minutes in a Chelsea shirt.”See also:Chelsea Ladies sign Brazilian midfield starChelsea Ladies sign Japan World Cup starChelsea Ladies star sees bright future for women’s football in EnglandChelsea Ladies star shortlisted by Fifa’Excited’ Williams joins Chelsea LadiesChelsea Ladies to head to Japan for Women’s Club ChampionshipChelsea Ladies star relishing Japan tripChelsea Ladies sign duo from ArsenalChelsea Ladies snap up Dutch 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171219No change in the outlook today. We still look pretty good for the next few days. We dry out, stay above normal for temps, and see better sunshine chances through Thursday. Winds go west at a moderate clip today, and stay like that through Thursday as wellFriday, winds turn more southwest, and clouds move in. Friday itself we do not see an exceptional amount of precipitation – only a few hundredths to a tenth or two over about 40% of the state. But, that action ramps up overnight Friday night through Saturday morning, where we see rains of .25”-.75” over 90% of the state. There still a threat of thunderstorm action down in far southern Ohio, near the river. In those areas, we can see some rain totals pushing closer to 1”.For the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday we dry back down, but we see much colder air starting to push in from the NW. Precipitation continues to flow up the old, slowing, stalling frontal boundary over KY and areas south, but at this point, we do not expect any of it to get into the state. Sunday is very cold in the north, but only slightly below normal in the south. Christmas day continues to be the wild card. We actually have good cold air in over all of the state, and the track of moisture from the southwest actually sets us up much better for Christmas Day snow than our neighbors to the west. Right now, we think we need to be on the lookout for anywhere from a couple of inches all the way through 10 inches for Christmas. This means a large part of the state may end up with white Christmas potential. The map above is a map of 24 hour snow totals from the night of Christmas Eve through sunset Christmas night. This map is NOT AN OFFICIAL FORECAST!! This is a forecast that we will be refining as we move through the rest of this week, but for now, we need to start planning on some inclement weather on Christmas Day. IT may not be enough to cause major problems in all areas, but it could cause some issues in parts of the state, and it will be nothing like what we have for the next couple of days either. And still, even with the potential for snow here, perhaps the bigger story will be the brutal cold for next week. From Tuesday right on through the end of the week, temps will be well below normal, and will be the coldest of the season to this point.In the extended period, we see another strong storm circulation developing in the southern plains for the New Year’s weekend. Current track is far south, but we continue to watch this one for an adjusting track that may start off 2018 with a significant winter event. Stay tuned!
Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle’s championship poise again came in full show. —AUGUST DELA CRUZLa Salle coach Ramil De Jesus didn’t like how his Lady Spikers let the game almost slip.But then again, De Jesus thought it might be the kind of match the defending champions needed.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Lady Falcons soared to their second straight win for a 2-1 card, already eclipsing their one-win total from Season 79, while the Lady Maroons slipped to their second straight loss and a 1-2 record.“It feels good, because last year was really tough for us and only winning one game it was hard so getting our second win, we’ve already our record and it feels good,” said Adamson coach Air Padda. “It shows that there’s been growth in the program and our team is not a pushover from last year.”With the Lady Falcons up two sets to none and holding a 23-18 lead in the third, Diana Carlos managed to score two straight points to cut the margin to three, 23-20, and give UP a semblance of fight.Carlos’ back-to-back hits prompted Padda to call time, and Jema Galanza calmed her mentor down with a pinpoint kill that went through UP’s defense and put the Lady Falcons at the 24-20 match point.UP’s Marian Buitre then gave Adamson the win when she failed to get the ball over from her side of the floor.Adamson had eight service aces in the first set alone. After trading blows with FEU for a 5-5 tie in the fifth set, the Lady Spikers turned up the heat and went on a 10-2 run to end the match with Michelle Cobb connecting with Desiree Cheng for the sharp kill.La Salle’s first semblance of disparity in the fifth set was its 12-6 lead when Aduke Ogunsanya brushed off Jeanette Villareal’s attempt.La Salle already had a 24-22 advantage in the third set and needed just one point to finish off FEU. But Kianna Dy’s first attempt to end the match went out of bounds.Dy’s second attempt got blocked and Villareal denied Ogunsanya that gave FEU the 25-24 lead before Bernadeth Pons calmly scored the Lady Tamaraws’ 26th point of the third set.Adamson, though, wasted no time and stunned University of the Philippines, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, in the other game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Awaiting Pacquiao’s ring return La Salle survived Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, to streak to its third straight win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I always tell the team that even though they got the first two sets, we will lag behind in the third set,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “It’s fairly easy to score the first 24 points, but it’s very difficult to get that last one.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“These five-set matches are good because we can already see what needs to be fixed and it’s really a test for the team’s character.”The Lady Spikers, who tied National University on top at 3-0, sent the Lady Tamaraws skidding to their second straight loss after an opening-day win. View comments