Chelsea and Spurs blow with Luka Jovic set to stay at Real Madrid this month

first_imgLUKA JOVIC looks set to stay at Real Madrid this month despite speculation linking him with Chelsea and Tottenham.Jovic has struggled to find his best form at the Bernabeu since his £54million move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer leading to Premier League clubs asking to see if he was available on loan this month.1 Luka Jovic left Eintracht Frankfurt last summer to join La Liga giants Real MadridCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut SunSport understands there is little chance of the 22-year-old moving on anywhere during the transfer window despite the interest from England.Tottenham have been searching for a new centre forward having lost Harry Kane through injury until April, leaving the club with no proven out and out player to lead their attack.A loan move for Jovic was seen as a viable option, although Spurs look like they will now make a permanenet addition to their attacking ranks with the £27m signing of PSV star Steven Bergwijn.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamChelsea also showed an interest after manager Frank Lampard made it clear to his board that he is desperate for them to sign a centre-forward this month.But Real have resisted any approaches for the Serbia international, and are convinced he will prove to be a success in Spain. Frank Lampard warns under-fire Kepa his Chelsea future is under threat amid Pope transfer links MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutAnd the player himself is understood to be keen to knuckle down and show boss Zinedine Zidane he can be prolific in LaLiga having made the move from Germany in the summer.That leaves Chelsea scratching around looking for a forward this week, with Edinson Cavani on their radar.But with the Uruguayan expected to leave PSG for Atletico Madrid, they have also looked at Krzysztof Piatek of AC Milan – a player who Spurs had got close to signing earlier in the window.last_img read more

NZ wins under 20 rugby title

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT New Zealand Under 20 captain Luke Jacobson The New Zealanders led 40 points to 7 at half time and scored 11 tries in total including a hat trick to Wellington hooker Asafo Aumua.New Zealand remain as the most successful team in U20 Championship history as they now have achieved six titles from their seven previous finals. The side’s only final loss was to South Africa in 2012. ​New Zealand coach Craig Philpott gave his assessment on his team’s dominant final performance of the Championship.”It’s pretty exciting to be honest, it’s not every day that you get to say that you’re World Champions. ​”New Zealand have a proud history in this final as have England so we are really proud that we are going to be taking some silverware home.”England’s head coach Ian Vass said it was a tough final for his side.”From our point of view we’ve had a tough road here and I think that it told maybe. ​”New Zealand’s physicality was a notch up from ours but not taking anything away from our guys who came back in the second-half and showed what a good team they are.”South Africa beat France 37-15 to finish third.last_img read more

They accuse several former FIFA members of accepting bribes to choose Russia and Qatar as host

first_imgLeoz died last summer while in Paraguay under house arrest, even though the United States asked to extradite him. He was previously accused of accepting marketing bribes and broadcasting rights for competitions held between 2006 and 2021.Both Teixeira and Warner, suspended for life, have avoided extradition. For his part, Salguero admitted having been corrupt and is also suspended. Some former executives of the 21st Century Fox They have also been accused of paying South American soccer officials to guarantee broadcasting rights.Almost ten years ago, FIFA chose Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup, but it was not until 2015 when the United States began to act through a raid on Zurich. That scandal ended with Blatter’s resignation. In all, 42 people were charged, of whom 26 pleaded guilty.On the other hand, the accusation does not clarify who is behind these bribes. Pressure can cause FIFA to reopen the investigation. The United States District Court has made a new indictment to uncover another corruption plot that surrounds the world of soccer and is being investigated by the FBI. According to the documents, several former members of the FIFA executive committee “received bribes or bribes in relation to their votes.”The main defendants are Nicolas Leoz, former president of the Conmebol Y Ricardo Teixeira, former president of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF). Both have been accused of accepting money in exchange for voting for Qatar as the organizer of the world2022 (the emirate won 14-8 in the vote for the United States candidacy).Former FIFA and Concacaf vice-president Jack Warner is also reported to have received £ 4m through a series of shell companies to support Russia’s 2018 bid. Rafael Salguero, a former FIFA member, also reportedly agreed to the bribe to vote for Russia.last_img read more

Pacers spoil Joel Embiid’s 40-point night, beat Sixers

first_imgJJ Redick added 22 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the Sixers (19-11), who dropped their second straight at home after starting the season 14-1 in their own building. Both losses came without four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, who’s been out with a strained groin.Victor Oladipo played in his second consecutive game after missing 11 in a row with a knee injury and had 14 points and nine assists for Indiana (19-10), including a few clutch jumpers in the fourth quarter.Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and 16 rebounds off the bench, and the Pacers won their sixth straight to pass the Sixers in the standings.“It was good to see him make those plays down the stretch,” McMillan said of Oladipo. “That was one thing we really missed when he was out — he’s kind of the closer for us.”Fueled by consecutive 3-pointers from Bogdanovic, the Pacers erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take an 80-77 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Bogdanovic’s 3 with 3:46 left stretched Indiana’s lead to 102-92.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NOT LOOKING AHEADAlthough the Sixers and Pacers are two of the top teams in the East, both downplayed the significance of the result in terms of being a potential playoff showcase.“We ain’t worried about putting anyone on notice,” McMillan said.“We’re not on red alert,” Embiid said.UP NEXTPacers: Host New York on Sunday.76ers: At Cleveland on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis (11) and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) leap for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Indiana won 113-101. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits.For the entire night, 76ers center Joel Embiid electrified Philadelphia fans with one of the best individual performances of the season. In the end, it was the Indiana Pacers who made the most emphatic statement.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIEScenter_img Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds against his former team, Bogdanovic added 18 points, and the Pacers overcame Embiid’s 40-point night to beat the 76ers 113-101 on Friday in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders.“This was a team win,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissEmbiid also had 21 rebounds, becoming the first Sixers player with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Charles Barkley on Dec. 7, 1990. Embiid is the first player in the NBA this season with a 40-point, 20-rebound game.“It wasn’t enough,” Embiid said. “Next time I’ve gotta get 50 and 25, I guess. It doesn’t matter what I had. At the end of the day, we didn’t come up with the win.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks Facing the league’s second-best defense, the Sixers jumped out to a 12-2 lead and scored 34 points in the first quarter. After the Pacers went on a 12-0 run to tie it at 38, Embiid exploded for 14 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter, including an acrobatic reverse layup while getting fouled, to put Philadelphia ahead 59-49 at the half.“M-V-P” chants rang out during the surge for Embiid, who had 28 points and 14 rebounds in the first half. The 7-foot-2 center has posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in consecutive first halves, becoming the only player in the NBA with multiple 20-10 first halves this season.The Pacers adjusted with more double-teams to slow him down a bit after the break.“I did feel like he fatigued,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “And I give some of that credit to Indiana because of how physical they were in the second half.”TIP-INSPacers: Cory Joseph had 14 points off the bench. … The Pacers avenged a November loss to the Sixers in a game in which Oladipo scored a season-high 36 points.76ers: Brown said before the game that Butler will likely return soon, perhaps for the team’s next game Sunday. … Mike Muscala (upper respiratory infection) was back after missing Wednesday’s game but shot just 1 for 8 from the field.ALL ABOUT RESILIENCEWhen asked the defining trait of Indiana’s six-game winning streak, Young pointed to the team’s resilience.“We continue to fight, continue to be there one another,” said Young, a 12-year NBA veteran who spent the first seven years of his career in Philadelphia. “I think the unity in this locker room is like no other.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Coomacka loggers protest “unfair treatment” by Chinese company

first_imgSeveral workers attached to a Chinese logging company, Ping Establishment, at Coomacka Mines on Friday protested numerous alleged actions by the company which they deemed not to be in their favour.The protesters in front of Ping Establishment at Coomacka Mines on FridayThe workers who held a peaceful demonstration outside of the company situated in the Upper Berbice River displayed placards bearing slogans such as “More Money”, amongst others as they accused the company of “taking advantage of workers’” rights.The workers’ main concern is their payments. One protester stated, “when we talk for we rights they want tell we ‘go home’ and don’t come back”.Meanwhile, Chairman and Councillor attached to the community, Dexter Harding, who was present at the protest line noted that he has contacted Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Chairman Renis Morian with regards to the situation and he is expected to make representation on behalf of the workers on Monday.Harding urged support for the workers as he also pledged his support to look into their concerns.“Every Guyanese need to be supported when we are being treated wrong and more so this [is] our resource. Forest is a Guyanese resource and we need to be treated right in our country… I made contact with the Regional Chairman and we’re going to have on Monday, full representation from the Union and from Labour and the many other agencies…We need to have folks supporting and more so representing us here in Coomacka. I will not see that they be ill-treated”, Harding said.last_img read more

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first_imgMail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. TUESDAY Nature Hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Solstice Canyon, Malibu. Shorter hike optional to Roberts Ranch. Bring water and lunch. Enter park from Corral Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway. Call (310) 822-6848. Santa Susana Field Laboratory community meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (818) 466-8959 or (818) 466-8782. Pet first-aid program, 7 p.m., Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Call (818) 238-5600. 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

Agent confirms Jackson Martinez has snubbed Arsenal and Liverpool to join Atletico Madrid

first_img1 Jackson Martinez has snubbed interest from Arsenal and Liverpool to sign for Atletico Madrid, according to the player’s agent.The Colombian has been heavily linked with a move away from Porto this summer after scoring 32 goals in all competitions last season.Arsenal and Liverpool had been tracking the striker, while AC Milan were also believed to be interested.However, they have now all been beaten to the 28-year-old’s signature by Atletico, with Martinez’s agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo confirming he is set for Spain.“It’s true, he’s signed a four-year deal with Atletico,” Pompeo told Calciomercato.“They are a club that has been interested in Jackson for a long time and in the end they presented him with the right offer.“We thank Milan for everything they’ve done, but the player has chosen another project.“He thinks that the Rossoneri are a very important team, but in the end he had to make a choice and you can’t play for two different clubs.“There was some gossip about Napoli and Roma, but never at an in-depth level. In Italy only Milan did something significant and concrete.” Jackson Martinez last_img read more

DDTV: SO JUST WHY DOES RTE BROADCASTER JOHN CREEDON LOVE DONEGAL?

first_imgRTE broadcaster John Creedon recently did a super series for the national broadcaster on the Wild Atlantic Way.DonegalTV caught up with the broadcaster on his travels to the county and he explained the things he likes best about Donegal. Simply click on the video to play.DDTV: SO JUST WHY DOES RTE BROADCASTER JOHN CREEDON LOVE DONEGAL? was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVdonegalJohn CreedonRTEWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Shock claim: Mohamed Salah ‘may leave Liverpool’

first_img The Champions League final ended early for Salah, who had to make do with a runners-up medal 2 2 BEST OF RANKED He netted a remarkable 32 times in 36 Premier League matches to break the record for most goals scored in a 38-game season, winning the Golden Boot, and being named PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.But despite Salah’s brilliance firing Liverpool to a Champions League final and making them serious contenders for the Premier League title, the Reds fell short on all fronts to continue a trophy drought that began in 2012.And, if Liverpool do not start picking up silverware, Aguirre believes Salah will leave Anfield in the coming years. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY Latest Football News REVEALED Salah was almost unstoppable in his debut season at Liverpool Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Mohamed Salah ‘may leave Liverpool’ in the coming years if they fail to win trophies, Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has claimed.Salah, the forward, has been perhaps the Premier League’s outstanding player since he was signed by the Reds last summer, even though his form this season has yet to replicate last term’s. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “Salah may leave Liverpool in a season or two if he does not win trophies,” the Egypt boss told ONSport, as reported by Goal.“Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp knows that very well and that’s why they are working hard to win trophies.” Salah has won just a single trophy in his 12-year club career, claiming the 2012/13 Swiss Super League title playing for Basel.He will be hoping to add to that haul this season, with Liverpool currently challenging for three trophies – Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup – having already been knocked out the EFL Cup by Chelsea. huge blow ADVICE last_img read more

ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOUR

first_imgUSL League Cup game at Traigh a Loch Wed 19th June 2013Fanad Utd 1 – Kildrum 4Kildrum were fast out of the traps and Crossan scored with his first touch of the half after five minutes beating Daffan in the Fanad goals from an acute angle. Fanad lifted their game and competed well but were caught again on the forty-third minute when Ferry headed home from close range. Half time – 2 nil.Fanad were caught cold again at the start of the second half after a through ball from O’ Donnell beat the Fanad defence and Ferry again slotted home. Fanad created some chances but were unable to beat the Kildrum keeper. On the sixty-fifth minute Lloyd finished a good move to put Kildrum four ahead. Mc Daid pull one back for Fanad on the eighty’s minute but it was too little too late. Fanad dominated the remainder of the game with Mc Veigh and Mc Daid coming close on two occasions.Best for Fanad, Murray and Mc Daid and Ferry and Crossan for Kildrum.Fanad Team: S. Daffan, J. Mc Bride, O. Shiels, K. Murray, R. Mc Gonigle, O. Hassett, G. Mc Nulty, P. Mc Grenaghan, B. Mc Veigh, P. Ferry, D. Mc Daid. Subs: C. Ryan, E. Coll, C. Mathewson, D. Mc Carry, K. Burke, C. Mc Gonigle, D. Sweeney.  Referee: J. Mc Hugh.    ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOUR was last modified: June 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOURlast_img read more