Juventus prepared to axe €50m-rated Costa

first_imgJuventus are reportedly ready to listen to offers for Douglas Costa, although it’s suggested that they are likely to have more success offloading him in a player exchange deal. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Believe It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter The 29-year-old joined the Turin giants from Bayern Munich in 2018, but he has struggled to make a consistent impact for the reigning Serie A champions. In 90 appearances for Juve, Costa has managed just nine goals and 18 assists, as while his pace and movement in the final third have been a real problem for opponents, he has been unable to make a decisive difference on a regular basis during his stint in Italy. That is seemingly going to result it in potentially coming to an end this summer, as Calciomercato report that Juventus have decided to listen to offers for the Brazilian international at the end of the season to get his wages off the books and to secure more flexibility to land their own targets.Advertisement However, it’s added that while he’s valued at €50m by the Bianconeri, he’s more likely to be successfully offloaded in an exchange deal as clubs may not be willing to splash out big fees due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the summer transfer window. Bayern, Man Utd, Man City and Paris Saint-Germain are all specifically mentioned as potentially interested parties, but time will tell if the pieces fall into place for a player swap to be agreed upon. Costa turns 30 later this year and has also suffered eight different injury setbacks since he joined Juventus, resulting in him missing 43 games. read also: Douglas Costa escapes car crash unhurt  With that in mind, it’s questionable as to whether the touted €50m valuation is realistic and fair, and in turn it could scupper the hopes of Juventus of using him in an exchange deal to not only offload him but also to land one of their preferred targets. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Jumpin’ Johnny Wilson

first_imgI was sorry to read that Johnny Wilson, the oldest living Indiana Mr. Basketball, recently passed away at the age of 91.  Wilson played for Anderson High School and Anderson College before becoming a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.Johnny Wilson grew up in the age of all white basketball teams.  One of his early coaches told him that the only way he would ever break into the high school lineup would be if he were so good the coach had to play him.  Wilson did just that, and he obviously proved that he was that good.There will be a statue of Wilson placed outside the Anderson High School gym.  Quite an honor!!last_img

Liverpool can claim title with help from Man City’s opponents

first_imgLiverpool can still wrap up the Premier League title this week despite a 0-0 setback against Everton on Sunday, but they need other results to help them.Jurgen Klopp’s red men need just five points to secure their first league title since 1990, having built a 25-point lead ahead of Manchester City before the coronavirus-enforced suspension. Should City fail to beat Burnley on Monday, a win at their Anfield home against Crystal Palace on Wednesday would confirm Liverpool’s status as England’s new Premier League kings.Pep Guardiola’s side also travels to fourth-placed Chelsea on Thursday and any dropped points at Stamford Bridge could also hand Liverpool the title.Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says the long break has been “frustrating” but he remains upbeat that the reigning European champions will eventually receive their much-anticipated reward.“If you can imagine your ultimate dream and be so, so close to it – two steps away from it really – and someone saying, ‘you need to wait over 100 days then you might get it’. It was quite frustrating,” said Alexander-Arnold.“But the league position hasn’t changed, our mentality hasn’t changed and that is to win every game, push boundaries, break records, win the league and be remembered.” At the bottom of the table, it is much tighter with West Ham United sitting equal to 18th-placed Bournemouth’s 27 points on the edge of the relegation zone.The Hammers were beaten 2-0 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their restart fixture on Saturday and French defender, Issa Diop, says they are feeling pressured ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.“We have to find a level and win games quickly,” Drop said.“I think it’s easy to say but it’s hard to do it, but we have to do it and we’re going to give everything to do it.“I hope we’re going to do it in the next game. We have no choice.” Brighton travel to third-placed Leicester in Tuesday’s other game full of confidence after a last gasp 2-1 win over Arsenal helped them earn a five-point gap from the drop zone.“It feels amazing, a big three points for us,” said Brighton boss, Graham Potter.“We know where we are at, we know the margins are small in the Premier League and you have to turn them in your favour and that’s what we have tried to do.“Regardless of the table, we have to keep fighting.”RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel On Wednesday, Manchester United and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves are neck and neck in a battle for a Champions League spot, which could be the fifth-place if Manchester City’s two-year UEFA ban is upheld.United and Wolves both have 46 points in fifth and sixth as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host Sheffield United while Wolves are visited by Bournemouth.Solskjaer’s attacking options have been boosted by the return of French midfielder Paul Pogba, who played well alongside Portuguese January signing Bruno Fernandes on Friday against Spurs.“We’re a club that wants the best players in the world playing together,” said Solskjaer after the 1-1 draw.“I think Paul showed he can play with Bruno.“Paul got a penalty for us and Bruno scored the goal.”In Wednesday’s other matches, Aston Villa travels to Newcastle United and bottom club Norwich City host Everton.Then, on Thursday before City play Chelsea, Arsenal visit Southampton and Burnley face Watford.dpa/NAN.Tags: Burnley FCChelsea FCEnglish Premier LeagueEPL titleLiverpoolManchester Citylast_img read more

Warde unbeaten half-century prop up Leewards

first_imgFLORENCE HALL, Jamaica, (CMC) – Terrance Warde struck an important unbeaten half-century to prop up Leeward Islands Hurricanes and frustrate Jamaica Scorpions on the opening day of their fifth round clash here Thursday.With his side tottering on 146 for seven, Warde carved out 53 to follow up opener Montcin Hodge’s 52, as the visitors closed on 215 for nine at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.Crucially, number seven Warde put on 28 for the eighth wicket with Jamaican Damion Jacobs (10) and a further 28 for the ninth wicket with Nino Henry (15), to ensure Hurricanes fought back in the final session.All told, the right-hander struck six fours in an attritional 137-ball knock in 2-¾ hours at the crease.No such rearguard effort appeared necessary with Hurricanes well placed on 92 for two after lunch, with Hodge and left-hander Amir Jangoo (35) involved in a key 39-run, third wicket stand.Seamer Derval Green had earlier hit left-hander opener Kieran Powell in front for nine while fast bowler Nicholson Gordon had also gained an lbw verdict against Devon Thomas (16) after he put on 38 for the second wicket with Hodge.In need of a stand, Hodge and Jangoo saw Hurricanes to lunch on 70 for two and flourished afterwards before off-spinner Pete Salmon broke the stand, getting Hodge to play down the wrong line to a straight ball and trapping him lbw.The right-handed Hodge faced 119 deliveries and counted seven fours in 143 minutes.Jangoo, who counted four fours off 85 balls in nearly two hours, added 25 with captain Jahmar Hamilton (7) before left-arm spinner Patrick Harty sliced through the innings with four for 41, to put Scorpions in command.last_img read more

Loy’s return adds depth, familiarity to Syracuse’s midfield

first_imgLate in the first quarter, Scott Loy cranked up for his third shot of the day.His first was saved. His second found the crossbar. Then, with 2:12 remaining in the first quarter, Loy wound up from about 14 yards out. This time, he found twine. The sharpshooting midfielder was back.“It’s good to have that big shot out there, even though he wasn’t running as well as we like him to,” head coach John Desko said. “He was still able to be effective.”Loy made his return from a left leg injury and two-game absence Saturday against Georgetown. The junior scored just one goal for Syracuse (10-3, 4-1), but his return after injuring his leg in the first half against Cornell meant the No. 7 Orange’s top midfield line of Loy, JoJo Marasco and Luke Cometti was reunited.Henry Schoonmaker had filled in admirably on that top line, but with the original first-string unit back intact, Marasco recorded a three-point performance, while Cometti netted a pair of goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve been playing so long as a line, it was tough to get in another groove with Henry in there,” Marasco said, “even though he filled in pretty nicely.”Loy started slow for SU. His first shot made an easy save for GU goaltender Jake Haley. His next shot was better, but still hit the crossbar. He slipped a few times and turned the ball over once, but the one goal stands out to him.“It was important to get back in my rhythm, I guess,” Loy said. “It was good for my confidence.”With Loy sidelined, he was relegated a role of emotional support — “I was more of a cheerleader than an actual player,” he said — but he got to watch as some role players stepped up.Schoonmaker scored just one point in the two games, but did a bit of everything for Syracuse. He stepped into Loy’s place in the starting lineup while still logging heavy minutes on the wing during faceoffs. He scooped up five ground balls in a loss to Hobart while balancing his time on the first midfield line with his spot on the faceoff team. Loy’s return will only help restore some of that balance.“We’ve been kind of a little bit out of sync with our second group,” Desko said, “so I think him coming back not only helps our first group, but helps our second group play better, too.”The Orange’s first midfield line has shouldered the scoring burden for most of the season. Marasco leads the team with 46 points. Cometti’s 24 goals has him tied for the team lead with attack Derek Maltz. Loy’s scored 13.He’s been a critical piece to the puzzle that is SU’s offense. He shoots the second highest percentage of any starter and the highest of any midfielder. Marasco does most of his scoring as a distributor. Cometti does most of it on cuts to the net. Loy gives them that last piece as an outside shooter.“He complements off nice from Luke and myself,” Marasco said. “It was nice to have him out there and it shows when he was able to put that one goal in. He was pretty far out, so it adds another element to our midfield line.”In other ways, though, Syracuse’s off-ball players Loy and Cometti are similar. They both have exceptional chemistry with on-ball linemate Marasco. They both cut as well as anyone, toward or away from the crease. And they both make Marasco’s job a whole lot easier.“It’s another person I can look to pass it to out there,” Marasco said. “He’s a real smart player. He just kind of follows me around, gets open like Luke and puts the ball in the back of the net.”It had just been two games, but the Orange sorely missed Loy. Syracuse eked out the first one-goal game, but went 1-1 against a pair of lesser teams without him.His return was relatively tame, but he wasn’t 100 percent, Desko said. This Saturday, he will be, and that’s what’s important. The Orange travels to East Rutherford, N.J., to face No. 1 Notre Dame in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. The Fighting Irish boast one of the best goalies in the nation in John Kemp, so Loy’s shot will be as important as ever.He was merely average against the Hoyas, but it was a step to get back.“It felt like a lifetime since I’ve been back out there,” Loy said, “so it felt good to be back.” Comments Published on April 24, 2013 at 12:25 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories HOLDING ON: Syracuse rallies from deficit, scores 4 3rd-quarter goals to pull off narrow win over Georgetownlast_img read more

CHAN 2014: Referee Lamptey to officiate Group D game between DR Congo and Gabon

first_imgGhanaian referee Joseph O. Lamptey will be the centre official in Saturday’s game between DR Congo and Gabon at the ongoing CHAN tournament.The professional Immigration Officer will be assisted on the lines by Balkrishna Bootun of Mauritius and Theogene Ndaguimana of Rwanda in the Group D game being played in Polokwani.Referee Sylvester Kirwa of Kenya will play the role of the fourth referee in the game, which is expected to determine the fate of the two sides in the group.The Ghanaian was last week handed the role of the fourth referee in the game between Uganda and Burkina Faso.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Dec. 24 to Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

first_imgThursday, December 25, 2014•1:35 a.m. Officers took a report of an overdose by a known subject in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•1:42 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 1200 block N. Cherry, Wellington.•6:12 p.m. Officers investigated possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by known suspect in the 300 block S. Jefferson, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, Dec. 24 to Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014:Wednesday, December 24, 2014•10:50 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of registration decal in the 1100 block S. F, Wellington.•11:38 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 200 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•11:38 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 200 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•1:15 p.m. Officers took a report of found wallet with contents in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington.•1:54 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Fuming Spurs fans sick of ‘Poch Hotspur’ and call for return of Redknapp

first_imgTOTTENHAM supporters fuming with Mauricio Pochettino want to see the Argentine gone – with some even calling for a return of Harry Redknapp instead.Pressure is mounting on the Spurs manager after a horror week in charge.2 A small minority of Tottenham fans want Mauricio Pochettino out – with some calling for Harry Redknapp to returnAfter throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Olympiakos and losing from 1-0 up against Leicester, the Carabao Cup clash at Colchester last night was the perfect chance for Tottenham to get back on track.But a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes meant penalties and following Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura’s misses, Tom Lapslie converted the winning spot kick to send the League Two side through.Pochettino refused to blame his flops but with 15 defeats in 2019, a small section of Spurs fans have now seen enough.One wrote: “I’d rather redknapp back than wake up and poch is still manager.”Another fumed: “Get Pochettino out of my club.A third added: “Some people out here defending Pochettino. The biggest fraud in world football at the moment. I’m delighted he’s being found out.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneOne user tweeted: “Pochettino has wanted to leave Tottenham for 2 years. You can tell. I think he’s p****d he missed out on Real Madrid and United.”The majority of Spurs fans are still content with having Poch in charge and are confident this is merely a blip in form.But five months after one of their greatest nights, the club is descending into crisis with Harry Kane struggling, Daniel Levy’s transfer policy under scrutiny and Poch sulking.In the Argentinian’s five seasons in charge, Spurs have finished fifth, third, second, third and fourth – reaching the Champions League final last term.By comparison, Redknapp led the North Londoners to eighth, fourth, fifth and fourth, getting to the League Cup final and the Champions League quarters.Id rather redknapp back than wake up and poch is still manager.— Daniel Levys Wallet (@AngeSpur) September 24, 2019 Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAs well as Spurs’ embarrassment, one punter was left ruing what might have been.They backed 20 teams in their £1 accumulator last night, with winnings of more than £13,000 on offer.Teams from England’s non-league divisions, the Austrian Cup and the Argentinian fourth tier all came through but one side didn’t – Tottenham at Colchester.2 Spurs were stunned by their League Two opposition in the Carabao Cup last week to complete a miserable weekCredit: ReutersColchester fans storm onto pitch as they beat Spurs 4-3 on penalties in shock winlast_img read more

Dortmund’s ‘yellow wall’ has just convinced Haaland

first_imgErling Haaland has fallen on his feet in Dortmund. The goals come in quantity, quality and show a natural talent to score for the joy of the fans of Westphalia that He already has a new idol even though it has only been a month. The Norwegian, although born in Leeds, made his signing official by the Germans on December 29 after negotiating, with Raiola and his father, with half of Europe. United, Juventus, RB Leizpig and even Real Madrid interest … but It was the Dortmund who finally dressed him with his colors.In the strategy to sign him, Dortmund used all the elements at his disposal: he urged the players of his squad to try to convince him by talking to him on WhatsApp, he asked Puma to offer him a sponsorship contract to take him to Nike and to this brand will raise its emoluments and, now, the sports director Michael Zorc confesses in Sport Bild that even the famous ‘yellow wall’ served to convince Haaland that Dortmund was the perfect destination.Zorc assures this media that, during a meeting with the player, he showed Haaland a video of the Sudtribune, better known as ‘the yellow wall’, one of the best known stands in the world for the atmosphere they generate in the Westfalenstadion. The manager showed him the excellent atmosphere of the German stadium, which seems to have just convinced the Norwegian. INA FASSBENDER & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>INA FASSBENDER (AFP) “He seems to like it!” Zorc said before continuing to explain more feelings about the operation. “We had to go very strong to get Erling signed and it is no secret that other great clubs also worked very hard to sign him. The day we closed the transfer was like a small child, “he said. Haaland has already made the yellow stand sing that fascinated him four times (he has four other goals as a visitor) and it seems that they will be many more.last_img read more

Scorpions aim to keep Hurricanes on the floor

first_imgMuch will be at stake when Jamaica Scorpions play away to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua in the sixth round of the WICB First-Class Championship, starting today.Campaigning at different ends of the points table, the Scorpions, on 53 points, will be looking to move a step closer to the top two, Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride.The Jaguars, on 85 points, lead the championship, while the Pride are second on 63.The Leewards, in the meanwhile, have lost all five fixtures to date and are lurking at the bottom on 13 points. The Windward Islands Volcanoes are fifth on 29 points, with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force fourth on 37.PRODUCING BETTER RESULTS”If we want to make a run for the title, we have to start producing better results, starting with the Leewards,” stated Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr.”They are down, and we need to keep them down by not only winning, but getting as much bonus points as possible.”With a three-win, two-loss record, the Scorpions will be hoping that the addition of batsmen Jermaine Blackwood, Kirk Edwards and Shacaya Thomas will add much strength to their batting, which has struggled all season.Blackwood missed the team’s first five matches due to West Indies duties, Edwards is making a return after missing their fifth round due to injury, while Thomas has been included for the first time this season.”We have strengthened our batting with the addition of (Jermaine) Blackwood and the return of Kirk (Edwards), and we’re looking for better totals,” said Palmer Jr.”This is in addition to our bowling unit, which we will be looking to for continued good showings.”The team’s bowling will be led by West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and sidelined spinner Nikita Miller.As for the Hurricanes, who will be captained for the first time by Jamaica’s Nkrumah Bonner, they are hoping that this change, as well as an extended training camp, will make them stronger.”Jamaica is a good team, but we are playing at home and hope to use this to our advantage,” said Bonner.”We have players with talent, but have been struggling with the basics, and if we can correct that, we should be very competitive.”In addition to Bonner, their leading run-getter, the Leewards are expected to bank on discarded West Indies pacer Gavin Tonge, former captain and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton, as well as promising young batsman Orlando Peters.last_img read more