Barcelona prepare ambitious Coutinho – Kante swap deal

first_imgThe idea suggested in Mundo Deportivo today is certainly that. They connect the dots between Barcelona’s talks with Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho and the possibility that N’Golo Kante will be on the market this summer to suggest a deal involving the two.Kante apparently provides the physical presence that Barca are looking for, and is a midfielder “with legs” to play alongside their more technical stars. Loading… Barcelona are in a pretty desperate situation right now, especially upstairs, and while they need more than a few transfers to sort out the mess they’re in, it would be a valuable boost to the club to pull off something impressive.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 9 Best Robots In Movie HistoryThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Read Also: Video: Iranian child offers himself to Barcelona as ‘new’ MessiIt’s a deal that seems way too difficult to be realistic, but the paper insists that with Coutinho keen to come back to the Premier League and Chelsea willing to offers once they reach a certain value, a deal can be done.Certainly the appearance of managing to go from one to the other would be a PR win for Barcelona, and might not be well received by Chelsea fans.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Silva opens up on why he opted for Real Sociedad

first_img The former Valencia playmaker is now hoping to win titles in San Sebastian and celebrate them with the club’s fans. “I want to send a message to all Real fans, I’m very happy to have signed for this great club and hopefully we can win titles and celebrate them together,” Silva told La Real’s website.“I have had quite a few offers, but I decided to join La Real because it is a club that is doing things very well and the style of play suits my game.“I already know San Sebastian from when I was at Eibar a long time ago, and it’s a beautiful and quiet area, my family has played a role in this decision.”Real Sociedad were one of La Liga Santander’s most potent attacking forces in 2019/20, and Silva is looking forward to being a part of that.“I saw a lot of LaLiga and the truth is that Real Sociedad played very well,” he added.“I have heard very good references for the coach and I think good things can be achieved.“We can play great football, which for me is very important, it’s a beautiful and exciting challenge,”Silva played for Valencia against La Real on multiple occasions and he has called upon fond memories of the Estadio Anoeta. Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad Guys7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Read Also: Mbappe dreams all-French Champions League final“I remember that the Anoeta’s pitch was always spectacular and the atmosphere has improved a lot without the running track,” he declared.“I’m looking forward to seeing it.“However, for now a little rest is good for the mind and my batteries will be recharged.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img David Silva has opened up why he opted to join Real Sociedad on Monday evening, much to the chagrin of Lazio after the La Liga outfit completed a coup in securing the Spaniard on free transfer. The Basque club made a move in the market that will help mitigate the loss of Martin Odegaard, who has returned to Real Madrid after his loan spell, and it says a lot that Silva was still a regular starter for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City right until the end of his time there.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

City prepares for ‘Cherry-Thing-a-Ling Festival’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Main Street has announced plans to bring the first ever “Cherry Thing-A-Ling Festival.” The event is designed to promote downtown businesses, both locally and regionally, and provide a fun destination event.A free ice skating rink will be open to the public in the Village Green Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The rink is made possible through donations from the William A. & Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, Enhanced Telecommunications, Global Atlantic, Margaret Mary Health, Bruns-Gutzwiller, Marti Tracy-Lohmiller Realty and Sharp Painting.For more information feel free to email read more

FA charge Bastian Schweinsteiger for alleged elbow on Winston Reid

first_img Schweinsteiger was prevented from speaking about the incident at United’s pre-match press conference in Wolfsburg on Monday evening. “We’re here to talk about the game,” a United official said when a reporter asked the German about the clash with Reid. The West Ham defender insisted on Saturday that the elbow was intentional. “He knows what he’s done – he’s elbowed me in the face,” Reid said after the game. And West Ham manager Slaven Bilic insisted the player should have been sent off. He said: “It’s a clear red card. A straight red without any doubts. It was a moment of madness. “He deserved to be sent off, but the referee told me he didn’t see it. Fair enough, I believe it. It was an elbow.” Schweinsteiger stuck out his left arm and caught Reid in the throat as both players jostled for position in the build-up to a first-half free-kick. Referee Mark Clattenburg spoke to both players to calm them down, but did not see the apparent elbow and it was therefore not mentioned in his post-match report. Press Association That left the FA free to punish the midfielder retrospectively. An FA statement read: “Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. “The Manchester United midfielder was involved in an incident with West Ham United’s Winston Reid in the 40th minute of the game on Saturday (December 5, 2015). “The matter was referred to a panel of three former elite referees who each reviewed the video footage independently of one another to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offence. “For an FA charge to follow the decision by the panel must be unanimous. “The player has until 12 noon on Thursday 10 December 2015 to reply to the charge.” The 31-year-old is facing a three-match ban if found guilty. Already hampered by a lengthy injury list, United cannot afford to lose the influential player for their next three league games, which are against Bournemouth, Norwich and Stoke. Bastian Schweinsteiger has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for an alleged elbow on Winston Reid in Manchester United’s goalless draw against West Ham. last_img read more

The Latest: former A’s farmhand dies of virus complications

first_imgThe Latest: former A’s farmhand dies of virus complications May 1, 2020 The race is planned for Aug. 2 but Formula One officials are rewriting the 2020 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements.Hungarian race officials announced their plan after the government banned large gatherings through Aug. 15.F1 chairman Chase Carey says the season could start July 5 with the Austrian GP. He hopes 15-18 races can take place beginning in Europe before moving to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.___The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled. World Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Swiss officials say they had talks with the International Ice Hockey Federation and 2021 worlds co-hosts Belarus and Latvia about Switzerland taking its turn next year.That has now been ruled out.The Swiss federation says the financial risks were too great and there is no guarantee the coronavirus outbreak will allow the next championship in May 2021.Switzerland hopes to host again in the coming years but the IIHF has already allocated world championships through 2025.___ Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August.The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30.Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.___The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. “I think there will be a college football season. They may have nobody in the stands or reduced attendance, but my understanding is, particularly in the ACC, which I follow, that they’re anticipating having a season,” the Kentucky Republican said during an interview Thursday on Louisville radio station WLCL.“More immediately, I called the commissioner of baseball a couple of weeks ago and I said, ‘America needs baseball. It’s the sign of getting back to normal. Any chance?’ And you may have heard, there is discussion about having an abbreviated season beginning around the Fourth of July, where the teams would either play at their spring training sites in Arizona or Florida or play at home to largely empty stadiums.”Big league opening day had been scheduled for March 26. The start has been pushed back indefinitely due the new coronavirus pandemic.“I think there’s an active discussion under way to salvage part of baseball season, and if we can salvage part of baseball, surely we can salvage football, as well. There would still be at the bigger schools, like U of L (Louisville) and UK, (Kentucky) television revenue, which would help. “But I think the country needs sports. We’ve all missed that during the pandemic, and the sooner we can get at least some of our sports, and I think the one eligible to begin first would be baseball. It would be a great morale booster for the country and an indication that we’re going to begin to get back to normal.” Viewers will be able to donate via the “From Milan with Love” official fundraising page and AC Milan’s Facebook page.The hour-long tribute is scheduled for Sunday at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) and will be hosted by Grammy-award winning producer DJ Khaled and Italian TV presenter Diletta Leotta.Other performers will include Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Gavin Rossdale and Chris Traynor of Bush, Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons, and Lola Ponce.___The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta is moving to Thanksgiving from its traditional Fourth of July date because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press None of the three displayed symptoms and they will all now spend 14 days in isolation at home, the club said.Tests have been carried out this week on players, coaches and other staff at various Bundesliga clubs ahead of a planned return firstly to full team training, then to competition. Cologne says its players and staff were tested on Thursday.German clubs are operating limited training schedules with players in small groups. If German soccer does return this month — which is subject to approval from federal and state politicians — it would almost certainly be weeks ahead of other major European leagues.___U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants baseball and football to get on the field, and he says big league opening day could take place around the start of July.center_img The 20 clubs in Serie A are in agreement that they want to finish the season if they can do so in accordance with government guidelines and by respecting health regulations and protocols.The Italian clubs met by video conference and all supported a statement issued a day earlier by league president Paolo Dal Pino.Dal Pino said it was “only natural that the Serie A league wants to play soccer. It would be against our nature to say the contrary.”___Hungarian Grand Prix organizers say spectators won’t be allowed at this year’s Formula One race if it goes ahead. The event is the world’s largest 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race with about 60,000 participants. The first race was held in 1970.The Atlanta Track Club says the Nov. 26 date was selected because families gather for Thanksgiving. It will also minimize the impact on retailers in downtown Atlanta because most businesses will be closed for the holiday.Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya ran last year’s race in 27 minutes, 1 second to break the U.S. record in the event.___The 2021 badminton world championships will now start in November to avoid clashing with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Oakland Athletics say former minor leaguer Miguel Marte has died of complications from COVID-19. The A’s announced Friday that Marte died this week. The British government also held talks with sports bodies about when athletes can start to train again.Decisions by the Dutch and French governments led to their soccer seasons ending. Lower-league professional soccer clubs in England have been told they might not be allowed to have fans at their matches until 2021.___AC Milan and Roc Nation have partnered to create a virtual live event on Sunday headlined by Alicia Keys “to honor and pay tribute to key workers fighting on the front line in Italy and around the world.”Funds raised through the event will benefit Direct Relief and Milan’s philanthropic foundation. Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends. Marte, a first baseman, catcher and right fielder from the Dominican Republic, was 30. He played in the Oakland farm system from 2008-12, going as far as Class A.In other team news, the A’s have decided to pay all employees through May.___Three people at German soccer club Cologne have tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest blow to the Bundesliga’s hopes of resuming games this month.Cologne didn’t name the people who tested positive, and didn’t say whether they were players. ___The English Premier League is still hoping to restart its season amid the coronavirus pandemic.The 20 clubs discussed the latest planning under “Project Restart” on a conference call.The league says it is “considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with government guidance.”But the league says the “clubs reconfirmed their commitment to finishing the 2019-20 season.” The Badminton World Federation says the event will remain in Huelva, Spain, and be held Nov. 29-Dec. 5.BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer says the two main events can now go ahead “with equal fairness for everyone.”___The Swiss hockey federation says it won’t seek to host the 2021 men’s world championship after losing this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 2020 championship had been due to start next week in Zurich and Lausanne. 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Third Annual Turbo Knockout Football tournament Launched

first_imgTHE third edition of the Annual Turbo Knockout Football tournament was launched on Tuesday with twenty teams announced as participants. They are Georgetown Football Club (GFC), Camptown Football Club, Northern Rangers FC, Riddim Squad FC, GT Panthers FC, Pele FC, Eastveldt FC, Beacons FC, Police FC, Buxton Stars FC, Mahaica Determinators FC, Dynamic FC, Timheri Panthers, Uitvlught FC, Pouderoyen FC, Eagles United, Black Pearl FC, Santos U-20, Fruta Conquerors U-20 and Buxton United U20.Speaking at yesterday’s Launch, Petra representative Mark Alleyne contended that, “There is no better feeling as an administrator than the sport exceling. We believe that this partnership will continue to be a successful one.”He spoke in the absence of Petra Co-Director, Troy Mendonca.Representing the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Youth Coach Wayne Dover noted that they are particularly interested in this tournament because of the youth teams.“We are on a scouting exercise across Guyana to look for talent for the National U20 tournament,” he added. He continued, “We would like to say that we are pleased to recognise the contribution of the Petra Organisation and running these tournaments across Guyana. We look forward to seeing a smooth running of the Turbo Football Tournament.”Meanwhile, tournament title sponsors Turbo, through their parent company Beverages Inc., (GBI) commented on their continued support.Marketing representative, Raymond Govinda said, “We believe that the tournament provides the perfect platform to develop new talents and foster the growth of football.”He added that the company has extended its reach to feature other sports throughout the year, but had to continue this one based on its successes.The tournament will feature 10 playing days, beginning on November 9 and concluding on December 6.The first prize for the tournament will be $400,000, with second place bagging $200,000, third place $100,000 and fourth place $50,000.The tournament will be played exclusively at the Ministry of Education ground Carifesta Avenue.last_img read more

Badgers to face interstate rivals

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team will attempt to show once again this evening they are indeed the best squad in Wisconsin. Following a weekend in which the No. 31-ranked Wisconsin men’s tennis team knocked off opponents UW-Green Bay and UW-Whitewater the squad will head to Milwaukee tonight to take on undefeated Marquette.The Badgers currently have 11 straight victories over the Golden Eagles and in the history of the rivalry own a 44-2-1 record. Overall against in-state competition, the Wisconsin men’s tennis program is an impressive 89-2-1. For the spring season, Wisconsin is 4-0 after downing Butler 6-1 Saturday and then Northern Illinois 5-2 Sunday. Leading the way for the Badgers were junior Moritz Baumann and sophomore Marek Michalicka.Head Coach Greg Van Emburgh has had nothing but rave reviews of their play thus far in the early spring season.“I think those guys at one and two are really interchangeable. They both can play at a top-20, top-25 level in college. And we’re really looking for them to help lead this team,” Van Emburgh said. “Moritz Baumann, he’s kind of like the shy guy with the huge game. And I think this year we’ve put him into the leadership role as team captain. He’s really embraced it, and I think he’s up for the challenge. And I think not only is his play spectacular, I think he’ll really be a major voice in the success of the team coming into the spring.”Nationally, Michalicka is ranked No. 36 and Baumann is ranked No. 117. Van Emburgh thinks highly of the two individuals saying they have the potential to “establish our first all-American here at the University of Wisconsin.”Baumann totaled six victories over the weekend, four coming in singles play with the other two coming in doubles. For three of the matches, Baumann competed in the No. 1 position. In the final contest against Northern Illinois on Sunday, Baumann relinquished the spot to Michalicka with the results coming back the same. Michalicka did not play Saturday but did record four victories Sunday. He teamed with Baumann twice in doubles play and was also victorious in his two singles contests.The duo will have to bring their best performances to the court tonight if they hope to return to Madison with an unblemished spring season record. Like the Badgers, the Golden Eagles competed in four matches this past weekend, coming away victorious over Illinois-Chicago, IUPUI, Western Illinois and Chicago State. Marquette won by 4-0 decisions in each of the contests. The Helfaer Recreation and Tennis Center has proven a tough venue to compete in as of late. Marquette has recorded victories in their last 11 home matches. Overall, the Golden Eagles have won 17 out of their last 18 contests.Although the ITA Midwest Team Indoor Championship is coming up this weekend, the Badgers cannot overlook this dangerous Marquette team. Despite not being ranked in the latest ITA rankings, MU is fronted by a stout group of veteran leadership. Playing No.1 singles is senior Trent Hagan, while senior Stephen Shao and junior Dusan Medan come together as a formidable No. 1 doubles group.Wisconsin’s head coach has no intentions of letting his team look past any matches.“You know, gosh, our backs are against the wall a little bit,” Van Emburgh said. “I think we want to really look, take one match at a time and really be willing to step up in our positions, and really maximize our potential.”last_img read more

The Final Word: Syracuse beats NC State in a shootout

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on October 28, 2018 at 9:54 amcenter_img Syracuse hadn’t been bowl eligible since 2013. That changed on Saturday night, as the Orange (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 22 North Carolina State (5-2, 2-2), 51-41, to pick up their sixth win. The Orange were boosted by a bounceback from Eric Dungey, who accounted for 443 yards of offense and passed Donovan McNabb for most total offense in SU history.Listen to our beat writers discuss the Orange’s win.last_img read more

Crespo, Siasia Thrilled Fans at Heineken’s UCL Final

first_imgFollowing successful live viewings of UEFA Champions League matches by fans in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, international premium lager beer, Heineken last Saturday, welcomed football fans into the Ocean View Ground, of Eko Hotel and Suites, in Lagos, for the historic final match between Real Madrid and Liverpool. This grand finale of the premium football viewing events was indeed a special one with the presence of Argentine football legend, Hernan Crespo, who joined hundreds of Nigerian fans to witness a truly memorable night of drama and action.Crespo had spent time soaking in the city of Lagos by visiting leading art, culture, lifestyle, and educational centre, Terra Kulture, to view  stunning artworks on display.He had also paid surprise visits to four lucky football fans in their offices in various parts of Lagos, delivering to the delighted fans exclusive front row invites to the UCL Final live match viewing experience put together by Heineken.The 2017/2018 UCL final was all set to be a momentous occasion, with the Zinedine Zidane led Real Madrid team vying for an unprecedented 13th overall and third consecutive title win, while the Jorgen Klopp coached Liverpool side was hoping to win a sixth title on the night in Kiev, in their first final since 2007.The trio of sports broadcaster, Moses Praiz, Hernan Crespo and ex- Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, provided expert analysis and made predictions during half time.While guests enjoyed playing various fun activities like table soccer, video games and so on, additional entertainment was provided by DJ Neptune, with hype man, Shody, further galvanizing the excited crowd during the post-match after-party to create a carnival-like atmosphere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Arriba! SIS ups LATAM profile with Codere racing content

first_img Related Articles Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 Simon Fraser – SISMulti-channel racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) enhances its live betting channels, adding Codere Latin American racing content to its program.Updating stakeholders, SIS has agreed a three-year partnership with Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA, which will see it act as lead ‘live pictures and data distributor’ of Codere LATAM syndicated racing properties.Detailing deal provisions, the new partnership will include a minimum of 3,892 races per year, broadcast from – Hipódromo Presidente Remón (Panama City), Hipódromo de las Américas (Mexico City), Hipódromo Nacional de Maroñas and the Hipódromo de las Piedras, (both in Uruguay).Simon Fraser, Head of International Horseracing at SIS, said: “This is an exciting partnership for us and further enhances our 24/7 channels, adding more quality horse racing that will prove popular with bettors across the globe.”Ramon Rionda – CodereDuring 2018, SIS has moved to strengthen its global racing footprint, securing content distribution deals with The Korean Racing Authority and Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo (Argentina), supplementing existing partnerships in Singapore, Latin America and Mauritius.Backing SIS as racing partner, Ramon Rionda, Codere’s Director of Operations, said: “We are pleased to have expanded our relationship with SIS. We are confident this can grow the audience for horse racing in markets which SIS supplies and can create more exposure for the premium horse racing content our race tracks provide.”last_img read more