first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Lionel Messi has reportedly urged new Barcelona boss Quique Setien to move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as a replacement for Luis Suarez. Aguero, who will see his contract at the Etihad Stadium expire at the end of next season, has scored 249 goals in 359 appearances for the Citizens in all competitions. There is a feeling that the 31-year-old could seek pastures new in the summer of 2021, though, and according to reports in Spain, Messi has called for Setien to attempt to sign his fellow Argentine. The Ballon d’Or holder allegedly told the club’s new manager that City’s record goalscorer would be the ideal player to replace Suarez, who is currently on the sidelines following knee surgery. The Uruguay international has scored 14 times in 23 appearances at club level this season but is also out of contract next summer and could leave Camp Nou in search of pastures new. Aguero scored 74 goals in 175 La Liga appearances during his time with Atletico Madrid.— Tags: Ballon d’OrCamp NouLionel MessiManchester CitySergio Aguerolast_img read more

first_img Moyes, who has been in charge for the past 11 years, is out of contract in the summer but does not intend to make a decision on a new deal until the end of the season. Chairman Bill Kenwright admitted this week that is not ideal for the club but he respects the Scot’s wishes and hopes a new contract can be signed after the last game. Moyes said: “As I have said, we will conclude that at the end of the season. What I am trying to do is make sure I give Everton the best chance of going forward. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” Press Association Everton boss David Moyes insists he will not destabilise the club despite wanting to make sure conditions are right before committing his future to Goodison Park.center_img Kenwright added that he has already rebuffed enquiries about a potential vacancy, saying there is no other man he wants, but if Moyes was to leave he would do so “with his head held high”. Moyes wants to make sure he will have the wherewithal to revamp his squad to prevent stagnation but is pleased to hear Kenwright’s complimentary remarks. Moyes, speaking at a press conference to preview this weekend’s clash with Stoke, said: “I am delighted, from the chairman especially. Being at Everton is something I would be really happy with. But we have been talking for a long time now, three or four months and everyone nudges along a little bit further every time we speak. “I would never do anything, in any way, to jeopardise Everton or the football club. I want to make sure the supporters see a promising, fresh-looking team for the seasons to come. “We have to make sure the finances we have give us the opportunity to do that. “We have a small squad, and in truth we have an ageing squad as well, which we need to look at. I need to be capable of being able to make those changes for the best of Everton. “We are well aware of where we are at this moment in time. I have always said that where we finish, what we do at the end of the season – that will be a better time for us to make a decision than just now.” last_img read more

first_imgMartin Jol has told Fulham fans to get off Bryan Ruiz’s back after seeing the playmaker jeered off against Manchester United. Press Association Life at the west London club is tense right now, with Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to United their third loss in the space of a week. The poor run has seen a number of fans turn on manager Jol, as well as some of the Fulham players. Ruiz, signed to much fanfare from FC Twente in 2011, has struggled this term and his 74th-minute substitution was met by loud cheers, followed by boos. The Costa Rica international tweeted later that night: “I want to thank those who are supporting in this difficult time.” And Jol was angered by his treatment. “It was very disappointing,” Jol said. “That [kind of abuse] is something I can cope with because I know football. I have been involved in 1,300 games and I know if people are not happy, they will give you stick. “Bryan is a player that came back from Costa Rica’s game against Mexico, he scored, they won 2-1 and he goes to the World Cup. “Then to come here and get that sort of contradiction [in reception]: over there he is a hero and here they boo him off the park. “That is very, very frustrating for him and very disappointing for me. I wanted my supporters to stay behind my players. “He is an unbelievably nice person so I had to whisper a few words in his ear. “I said he is arguably my best player and that he should know that. “It doesn’t mean anything but at least a couple here, and I am one of them, trust him.” Ruiz’s lack of consistency and knack of losing possession has frustrated many, but Jol warned Fulham would miss him if he left. “Sometimes he is a my best player and sometimes gets caught on the ball,” he said. “There are a few other players in the past like him and I think one of my heroes is Glenn Hoddle. “People never gave him credit because sometimes he was a bit like Bryan. “They have to get used to him and if they don’t get used to him, we’ve got a problem because I need Bryan Ruiz. “Maybe they don’t need me. They need Bryan Ruiz, believe me.” There were a number of “Jol out” chants aimed at the Fulham manager at Craven Cottage, although owner Shahid Khan still appears supportive of the Dutchman. “He always says positive things to me,” Jol said. “There are a few youngsters coming through and we have other youngsters coming through, so that is positive. “I am always waiting for a few critical remarks and comments, but he is not doing that. “The other fellow who is working with me, my chief executive Alistair Mackintosh, is the best man.” last_img read more

first_img McIlroy was looking to claim the fourth major of his career and become the first player since Padraig Harrington in 2008 to win back-to-back majors. Lifting the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time would also see the Northern Irishman become the third youngest player after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win four majors, just one less than the total won by the late Seve Ballesteros and two behind Nick Faldo. It was the fourth time McIlroy had held the 54-hole lead in a major, the first leading to heartache in the 2011 Masters when he was four ahead entering the final round at Augusta only to collapse to a closing 80. Two months later he bounced back in spectacular style to win the US Open by eight shots at Congressional before winning the 2012 US PGA by the same margin at Kiawah Island. Last month he led from start to finish at Royal Liverpool, taking a six-shot lead into the final round before going on to win by two from Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. McIlroy missed good birdie chances on the 11th and 12th, the latter after seeing Mickelson in the group ahead hole from 30 feet across the green for an unlikely par. But the world number one made no mistake from eight feet on the 13th to get back into a share of the lead with five holes remaining. Stenson had offered a prayer of thanks to the golfing gods when his approach to the 13th just carried the water and set up a birdie from three feet, only to three-putt the next to drop back out of the lead. Fowler dropped out of the lead after a wayward tee shot led to a bogey on the 14th and when Mickelson bogeyed the 16th, McIlroy was back in the outright lead for the first time since the third hole. Press Association With the Valhalla course already saturated, a torrential downpour saw play suspended at 12:53pm local time, more than two hours before the final pair had been scheduled to tee off. Play was eventually able to resume almost two hours later with McIlroy and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger starting at 4:19pm, meaning they faced a race against time to finish before darkness descended in Louisville. Rory McIlroy was battling the elements and some world-class opposition as he tried to win his second major in four weeks in a thrilling, weather-affected climax to the USPGA Championship. “I will hang around until next week to try to win this thing. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest,” McIlroy said. The Open champion started with two pars before three-putting the third from long range to drop back into a tie for the lead with Wiesberger and Phil Mickelson, who had birdied the first and third. That soon became a five-way tie when Rickie Fowler recovered from a bogey on the second with birdies at the third and fourth and Henrik Stenson picked up his third shot of the day on the fifth. But Fowler, who finished joint fifth in the Masters and joint second in the US Open and Open this season, then moved into the outright lead by chipping in for his third birdie in succession on the fifth. Stenson drew level again with a two-putt birdie on the seventh and when McIlroy failed to get up and down from a bunker on the sixth, the 25-year-old found himself two shots off the lead. A superb chip from the edge of a bunker on the seventh set up McIlroy’s first birdie of the day but Fowler had also picked up a shot there and then holed from 28 feet on the 10th to reclaim the outright lead on 15 under. McIlroy therefore found himself three off the pace but got back into contention in spectacular fashion, hitting his approach to the par-five 10th to seven feet and rolling in the putt for an eagle. Mickelson had missed from much closer than Fowler on the 10th but made amends on the 11th to join his playing partner in the lead, the pair exchanging fist-bumps as they walked to the 12th tee. last_img read more

first_imgA teenager from Tennessee is inspiring many after earning more than $3 million in college scholarships as his high school’s valedictorian despite becoming homeless his senior year.Following the death of his father, Tupac Mosley, a Raleigh Egypt High School graduate, became homeless after he and his family were evicted from their home.The tragedy could have easily derailed the 17-year-old’s future, but instead, he was resilient.Mosley held a 4.3 GPA and remained at the top of his class despite having to move regularly.He hoped to receive at least $1 million in scholarships and even surprised himself when he surpassed all of his goals.Mosley was accepted to more than 40 colleges and will reportedly attend Tennessee State University where he will major in electrical engineering.During his valedictorian speech, the teenager told his classmates to “never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb.”last_img read more

first_img New Delhi: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are nicknamed ‘Hitman’ and ‘Superman’ respectively. Rohit due to his big-hitting abilities and Kohli because of his mind-boggling consistency. The dup have shattered plenty of individual records in ODIs. Even as a duo, Rohit and Kohli have notched up plenty of records in their playing career. In the third ODI against New Zealand at The Bay Oval, Rohit and Kohli created yet another record as they strung a century partnership to put India on course for a famous series win in New Zealand. Rohit and Kohli hit their 39th and 49th fifties respectively and shared a partnership of 113 to deflate New Zealand.However, the 113-run stand for the second wicket was their 16th in ODIs, making them the second-most prolific Indian pair and joint-third in the overall list. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have stitched 26 ODI century partnerships while Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan have hit 20 century partnerships in this format. Kohli and Rohit are level with Australia’s explosive opening duo of Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist as New Zealand continued to struggle.In 176 ODIs in which the dup have batted together, Ganguly and Tendulkar’s highest stand were 258 which they achieved against Kenya in Paarl in 2001 during the tri-series which also involved South Africa. They also have two additional double century stands, which was 252 against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa stadium in 1998 while they hit 244 against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup clash in Pietermaritzburg. highlights The Sri Lankan duo of Dilshan and Sangakkara has also set the world stage alight with their partnerships. During the 2015 World Cup match against Bangladesh, the dup stitched 210 for the second wicket in Melbourne which was their highest. The only other time they went past 200 was against India during the Hobart ODI of 2012. Gilchrist and Hayden do not have any double century stands but their highest of 172 came in the 2007 World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Bridgetown, Barbados. Gilchrist slammed 149 and Australia became the four-time world champions.Kohli and Rohit have the second-best average in the entire list for duos who have batted together for over 50 ODIs. Their average of 65.35 is only trumped by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, who have an average of 72.34. Their highest stand is 246 which they achieved against West Indies in the Guwahati ODI of 2018. They have five double-century stands and they are the third batting duo to have more century than fifty partnerships behind Amla-de Villiers and Michael Clarke-Ricky Ponting of Australia. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stitched their 16th century stand.Kohli and Rohit both hit fifties in Bay Oval.Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have the most with 26 century stands. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img Published on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 18:41 The Carrier Dome will undergo visual enhancements this summer, as a 360-degree ribbon display and multiple LED video boards will be installed in the 33-year-old venue. ‘This is something we have been working to acquire for some time,’ Syracuse University Athletic Director Daryl Gross said in an SU Athletics news release. ‘The new video and ribbon boards will add to the fan experience in the most spectacular way, enhancing live game viewing significantly beyond a family room experience.’ Preparations for installation began in May. The updates, which will be operational by August, include several high-definition LED video boards and a 360-ribbon display on the upper fascia of the facility, according to the release. SU Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Sue Edson declined to release financial information on the renovations. Video displays, 21-feet high by 40-feet wide, will be placed above each end zone. Flanking each large board will be two smaller, 12 feet by 10 feet, displays. All Daktronics boards have 20 millimeter pixel spacing and are able to show multiple images in separate windows, allowing them to be used for live action, replays, statistics, graphics and animations, according to the release.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The Dome’s trivision displays, which are located on the sides of the video displays, will be replaced by Daktronics with new 20 millimeter displays measuring more than 9 feet high by 10 feet wide. ‘Both the video displays and the 360 ribbon display uses a type of light-emitting diode called a 3-in-1 surface-mount device,’ Daktronics product marketing manager Marty Brown said in an email to The Daily Orange. ‘It puts the red, green and blue light-producing elements into a single small package about the size of a pencil eraser. ‘This type of LED provides better viewing angles and improved color blending – and it’s only in the last 24 months that surface-mount technology has become viable for displays with greater than 15 mm spacing. Syracuse University has the latest technology out there right now.’ Six smaller boards will be added to the concourse entryways and at the player entrances. A portable truck display will be installed behind sections 123-124 for basketball games as well. In addition, Syracuse will be upgrading its visuals in its other sporting venues. SU Soccer Stadium will receive a new scoreboard and message display. The Women’s Building, home to the volleyball team, will get a new message display, scoreboard and statistical display. J.S. Coyne Field (field hockey), SU Softball Stadium and Tennity Ice Pavilion will also have new scoreboards installed, according to the release. Edson said all installments will be operations by the start of each respective sport’s season. Said Gross: ‘The fact that we will have new scoreboards for our Olympic sports, as well, shows our continued commitment to be the best by providing resources that can help our coaches and their programs as they continue to have national success.’ center_img Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Belfast Bantam is through to the quarter-finals after a unanimous win over Aram Avagyan of Armenia in their round 16 bout.Fionnuala McCormack finished in an impressive 20th place in the women’s marathon.The former European cross country champion crossed the line in a personal best time of 2:31:22.  Lizzie Lee was 57th in a time of  2:39.57 with Breege Connolly 76th in 2:44:41Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong won the gold in 2:24.04.Ciara Mageean goes in the semi-finals of the 1,500m in the early hours of tomorrow morning.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Matt Holliday, who has a .360 average with men in scoring position and who began the inning with a single, followed Carpenter with a 3-run homer off Pedro Baez, and the Cardinals led 10-6 and wound up winning 10-9 in a Division Series Game 1 that was more of a boxed set than an episode.Asked if he could pitch Game 4 if needed, Kershaw replied, “I’m always willing to pitch. Hopefully I get another chance. Who knows if they’ll want me to pitch at this point?”They will, of course, but this was a cataclsym, like Kobe Bryant missing the money free throw.“I feel terrible,” Kershaw said. “As a starting pitcher, it’s your game to lose, and I did that. It’s not a good feeling.”Ellis thought the Cardinals got aggressive in the seventh and jumped on some Kershaw fastballs, “and instead of fouling off pitches, or hitting them at somebody, they found some holes.”But that wasn’t always the case. Holliday hit a 3-and-1 pitch for the leadoff single, and Kershaw got 0-and-2 counts on four St. Louis hitters, retiring two.“I left some fastballs out over the plate, but it’s what they do,” Kershaw said. “They ride on momentum. They gained confidence really fast.“But give our guys a lot of credit. They kept battling. If i don’t get in the way we have a pretty good chance of winning that game. I had some pretty good stuff early, but then it all came crashing down. I kept hoping they would bail me out and they came really close.””They did. Adrian Gonzalez slammed a 2-run homer offf Randy Choate, against whom left-hand batters were hitting .080, and cut it to 10-8. In the ninth, Andre Ethier came back from exile and gouged a double, and A.J. Ellis scored on a grounder to cut it to 10-9.A high-speed chase ended it. Trevor Rosenthal kept throwing 99 and 100 mph pinballs at Puig, who finally couldn’t foul one off and struck out.And Kershaw, who was relieved after Carpenter’s double,has to wait to ride the horse again.He could get that chance in Game 4 Tuesday, on three days’rest, if the Dodgers fall behind 2-1 in this series. Or he could be back on this mound for Game 5 Thursday. Or he might next be seen in Glendale, Ariz., sometime in March.“There are no words right now,” Ellis said. “I’ll just squeeze his shoulder a little bit, pat him on the back.”This seemed impossible after five innings, not just because the Dodgers had taken out Adam Wainwright, but because Kershaw had been so comanding.Between homers by Randal Grichuk in the first and Carpenter in the sixth, the Cardinals went 0 for 16 with seven strikeouts.But just as Kershaw’s constant brilliance had been a comfort for the Dodgers, his downfall could wake them up screaming.Then again, Oakland and Kansas City had Jon Lester and James Shields squaring off in the A.L. wild-card game Tuesday night, and it wound up 9-8.And as Carpenter said Thursday, “The great thing about the playoffs is that anybody, and I mean anybody, can wind up getting the big hit for you.”The Dodgers have a lot of somebodies. They scored nine runs. They lost. Amid the clock’s shrill noises, you hear a clock ticking. As the echoes of base hits drove the crowd into muttering silence, St. Louis swung the bats in the seventh as if it knew which pitches were coming. Stealing pitches often happens, but no one else had come close to solving Kershaw’s code.Those singles cut the lead to 6-4 and brought up Matt Carpenter, who had stroked the telling double off Kershaw in Game 6 of last year’s N.L. Championship Series,Kershaw steamed ahead of the third baseman, 0-and-2, but then came the balls and the foul balls, until Kershaw tried to muscle up for a 95 mph bullet on the inside corner. It did not move an inch, not until Carpenter belted it into the right-center gap for a 3-run double and a 7-6 lead.“I spent the last three innings second-guessing everything we did in that at-bat,” A.J. Ellis said. “It might have been nice to mix in a curveball or two, but Clayton was so good with his slider. He threw a fastball that leaked in a little bit. And Matt Carpenter is one of the best hitters in the league.”Matt Adams had one of those St. Louis base hits. He’s a .190 hitter against lefties.center_img LOS ANGELES >> There is no clock in baseball.That doesn’t mean it can’t go cuckoo.The Dodgers had given Clayton Kershaw four or more runs 67 times and they had never lost.Then they took a 6-1 lead over St. Louis. That seemed like a mountain. The Cardinals just called it an assignment.last_img read more

first_imgIn addition, Valencia has gone one step further and has recognized that 35% of its staff (including technicians and staff) are infected and the positives are due to exposure in matches. that the team played against Atalanta, in Milan, and Mestalla. “Despite the strict measures adopted by the Club after playing a UEFA Champions League match in Milan on February 19, 2020, an area confirmed as high risk by the Italian authorities days later, distancing the workforce from the work environment and the general public, the latest results show that the inherent exposure to the parties has caused around 35% of positive cases “Valencia has reported. The plague of infected by coronavirus increases in Valencia. After announcing last Sunday five positives (Gayà, Garay, Mangala, Camarasa and Juan Aliaga), the Ché club reported tonight of new cases on the roster and coaching staff. Valencia has not given the exact number of those infected, but it has revealed that “all are asymptomatic cases and they are in their homes with medical monitoring and isolation measures, carrying out their scheduled work plan normally. “last_img read more