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Benfica players’ houses vandalised after bus attack

first_imgRelatedPosts UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results Champions League: PSG challenge Bayern crown, road to final, possible line up Mourinho rejects Benfica job  The houses of several Benfica players were vandalised hours after the Portuguese champions’ bus was attacked following Thursday’s goalless draw with Tondela, a local newspaper, Tribuna Expresso, reported on Friday.The report said the vandals had spray-painted threats against the players on the houses, adding that one of the homes targeted belonged to star midfielder and Portugal international Pizzi. Benfica did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The team bus was attacked by people throwing stones from a motorway as it was returning from the Estadio da Luz to the club’s training ground.German midfielder Julian Weigl and Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic were taken to hospital as a precaution after being hit by broken glass.The match was Benfica’s first since the season resumed after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Although they could only draw against lowly Tondela, they returned to the top of the table on goal difference, but failed to open up a gap on title rivals Porto. Fans were unable to enter the stadium to prevent further spread of the virus, although supporters still greeted the team’s arrival before the match.The Portuguese league’s organising body condemned the attack, which has marred what should have been a triumphant return of the season.“Liga Portugal strongly condemns the cowardly attack on the Benfica squad,” the league said in a statement.“The stoning of the team’s bus is deeply regrettable, especially at a time when Portuguese football has joined forces to resume an activity that means so much to millions of people in our country.”Reuters/NAN. Tags: Andrija ZivkovicEstadio da LuzJulian WeiglSL BenficaTribuna Expressolast_img read more

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US Disney theme parks to go vegan

first_imgVeganism is becoming mainstream in American!Tuesday, the famous theme park Disney announced that plant-based food options would be added to every dining location in their US theme parks.The Florida location will be kicking things off with more than 400 vegan dishes to be available at quick-service and table-service restaurants in Orlando by early October.California’s Disneyland will follow making vegan dishes available in Spring 2020.Beyond park walls, there are a reported 602 places to eat at the Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland Resort in California, near a theme park land or hotel.There are also plant-based food options at the international parks, including the Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Disney Resort locations, according to reports.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

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Eskridge’s career day highlights safety’s improvement

first_img Published on October 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 As Durell Eskridge starts to come into his own, the safety’s conference and head coach are taking notice.“Durell’s done a really nice job,” Scott Shafer said. “He’s really grown as a player.”Eskridge racked up 13 total tackles and hauled in an interception during Syracuse’s 24-10 win against North Carolina State on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. His performance earned him Atlantic Coast Conference defensive back of the week honors and praise from his coach as he continues to improve.With cornerback Keon Lyn out for the season, Eskridge helped give the Orange a foundation on the back end. N.C. State quarterback Pete Thomas did struggle, but SU’s secondary was as strong as it had been all season against the Wolfpack.The change seems to stem from a greater understanding of the game. Eskridge has always had the athleticism — Shafer has said multiple times how gifted a wide receiver he was in high school — but now he’s working at the mental aspect, taking extra time to study the game with defensive backs coach Fred Reed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He works hard at his football IQ,” Shafer said.His performance on Saturday was a career highlight, but as he continues to improve, Shafer believes days like that one could start to be the norm.“It’s at that point now where he’s starting to turn the corner,” Shafer said, “and he’s starting to become a player that can be really an impact player for us.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Softball: Chloe Miller is making her senior year one to remember

first_img“My catcher Chloe Miller really helps to keep me in the game and keep me focused on the next thing,” said Menz.With two RBIs off a homer in the fifth inning that Sunday, Miller moved moved to third all-time in runs scored by a Badger, and is one homer away from tying that school record.Miller’s career at Wisconsin has been truly one to enjoy. Her improvement over the years has been astounding and her consistency at the plate this season has been truly remarkable.She will look to continue her success as the Badgers finish out the season and fight for a Big Ten Championship. Everyone knew going into the year that senior utility player Chloe Miller was going to put up big numbers in her final year at the University of Wisconsin. But they did not expect those numbers would be this big.She began her illustrious career her freshman season, putting up monster numbers. Her .612 slugging percentage and 1.034 on base plus slugging was a for UW freshman. She tied the UW softball record for most home runs in a season with 12, and recorded 37 RBIs. It was one of the most dominant seasons by a Wisconsin freshman ever, and she has done nothing but improve from there.Though her power numbers dropped her sophomore year, she made up for it with her hitting consistency. She improved her batting average to .349 and got on base 47 percent of the time. Leading the Badgers in doubles, RBIs and hit by pitches, she took a larger role in the Badgers offense while becoming one of the team’s premier hitters.Miller again improved her batting average her junior year, and earned NFCA Great Lakes All Region second team honors. She tied the school record with 59 runs batted in and was one of the Big Ten’s Distinguished Scholar award winners. Her consistency at the plate and in the classroom throughout her first few years made her the centerpiece of Wisconsin’s offense.Softball: Badgers looking to steal Purdue series on the roadIt’s that time of the season. Games are becoming fewer and thoughts of postseason are entering the minds of players, Read…In her senior season, Miller is going out with a bang. She currently leads the team or is tied for the lead in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples, home runs and runs batted in. Her quick swing and power at the plate has made her the Badgers most lethal hitter.Throughout the first half of the season, Miller not only established herself as the best hitter on the team, but she also as one of the most dynamic and consistent hitters in the nation. She leads the Big Ten in batting average and slugging percentage.Miller’s .480 average is fifth-best in the nation, and if the year were to end now she would finish fourth all-time in the Big Ten for batting average. Her slugging percentage of .902 places her at sixth in the nation. Her dominance at the plate has carried a Wisconsin team that has averages more than six runs a game.Though she has been a valuable asset at the plate for the Badgers, it is behind the plate where she truly makes a difference. At catcher, she has thrown out five of 11 opponents attempting to steal a base.Men’s basketball: Jordan Hill to leave Wisconsin following May 2017 graduationUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball junior guard Jordan Hill has decided he will not be returning to Madison for his Read…After the win against Iowa April 9, star pitcher Kaitlyn Menz said it was Miller who helped her keep her mindset during high-stress moments.last_img read more

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Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo Olympics

first_img 1 year ago “Don’t break players morale”: Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat slam Haryana Government after cuts in Prize money Last Updated: 17th September, 2019 20:52 IST Vinesh Phogat Loses Pre-quarters,can Still Qualify For Tokyo Olympics Vinesh Phogat’s chances of winning gold got a hit as she lost in the Pre-quarters. The wrestler faced Japan’s Maya Mukaida and lost the match in a 7-0 Vinesh Phogat’s chances of winning a gold medal got a huge jolt when she lost to Japanese reigning world champion Maya Mukaida 7-0 in the pre-quarter-finals of the World Wrestling Championships today. Can still qualify for Tokyo OlympicsThough Vinesh’s chance of winning a gold might be over she still has a chance to win bronze through repechage and earn a spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if her Japanese opponent makes it to the final. If Mukaida reaches the finals then Vinesh will face World no one Sarah Hilderbrandt in her next bout while Mukaida takes on Greek Maria Prevolaraki in the semi-final after decimating Hilderbrandt 12-1 in the quarter-finals. READ: Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title A great start Earlier, Vinesh had a great start to her campaign she beat Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson 13-0 in the qualifying round. However, Vinesh lost 0-7 in the game as Mukaida dominated the game. The first 60-70 seconds of the game remained without scores as they measured each other. Vinesh lost a point on passivity and from there on, the Japanese began to dominate. A take-down, followed by an expose and another take-down gave the Japanese a commanding 7-0 lead. Vinesh needed to attack but Mukaida’s defence was like an immovable rock. The Indian made two double-leg attacks and also got hold of Mukaida’s left leg but could not convert those moves into points. Vinesh has Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles to her but is yet to win a world title. This became the second consecutive defeat against the Japanese for the champion.READ: World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favouritesOther wrestlers at the Pre-quartersIn other matches involving Indian women wrestler, Seema, Komal Bhagwal Gole and Lalitha Shekhwat all lost in the quarter-final stage of the championship and like Vinesh will wait to see the result of their opponent to whom they lost to have a slim chance of bagging a bronze & qualifying for the Olympics. In the men’s section, Naveen lost his 130kg Greco-Roman repechage match against Estonia’s Heike Nabi 9-0.  Vinesh has Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles to her but is yet to win a world title. This became the second consecutive defeat against the Japanese for the champion.READ: Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland OpenREAD: MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu in line for top national civilian honours LIVE TV FOLLOW US 11 months ago MC Mary Kom and PV Sindhu in line for top national civilian honours 11 months ago World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favourites COMMENT WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 17th September, 2019 15:30 IST WE RECOMMEND Written By Suman Ray 1 year ago Vinesh Phogat wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland Open 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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“Tešanjska vrela” Exporting to Kuwait and US Market is in Plans

first_imgSoon, the citizens of the Arabian Gulf countries will have water from “Tešanjska vrela” available to them, because 150.000 bottles under the name “Natural Spring Water Diamond” has already been shipped. This is big news for producers of water from Tešanj.The Director of this company Ibro Omerbašić said to portal ekapija.com that preparations for export of water to Kuwait lasted several years. A new bottle design was made with the use of ‘shrink sleeve’ labels. These are the most luxurious labels on the market, which was a request from Kuwait.“After the bottles arrive in Kuwait, it will be followed by a period in which we see a dynamic sale on that market, and we could plan the next steps’’, said Omerbašić.He added that with the company from Kuwait they are negotiating new details. The plan is for local customers to send up to two million bottles. Kuwaitis are interested not only to buy water, but also for other investments.In addition to the supplied products to Arab countries, there is also a plan to export to the US, where preparations such as the ones for Kuwait are underway.“Whether this will be realized, we do not know yet, but it is currently going in that direction’’, said Omerbašić.In the US, the quality of “Tešanjska vrela’ water has been confirmed. “Esperanza’’ in at 22nd place at the international fair of water in Berkeley Springs that was held from 23-25 February 2013, and for the second time was named the best water in the world in 2012, and was given the gold medal for quality. In the same competition, “Perrier” took third place.At the beginning of the summer, the distribution for ‘’Esperanza’’ began for the BiH market, which until now was only packaged for well-known buyers outside BiH.Tešanj has long been known for its quality of water whose source is its spring.Omerbašić spoke of the problems with the relevant institutions. The criteria of the EU in terms of water production are met here, but institutions did not come into contact with agencies in European countries, and it happens that every company separately meets the procedures for certain countries abroad. This further complicates and prolongs the operating procedures.This company began production of water 13 years ago and since 2000, is engaged in the bottling and transport of water under the name “Tešanjski dijamant”. After this brand, the mineral water brand “Esperanza’’ was placed on the market, followed by juices “Fruktix” and carbonated drinks “Happy”.(Source: ekapija.com)last_img read more

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Find out which Indian pacer Yuzvendra Chahal has nicknamed ‘yorker queen’!

first_imgAdvertisement 2o3h3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VscqbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1uw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) j7joWould you ever consider trying this?😱6pvCan your students do this? 🌚r9466hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Youngster Navdeep Saini stole the limelight in the 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka; with the hosts registering an easy 7-wicket victory over their southern neighbours on Tuesday. Saini, who scalped two wickets while conceding only 18 runs in his four overs quota, was named the man of the match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore – the very venue where he played against Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final back in 2018. Soon after, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who was not picked for the game, interviewed him (Saini) and Shardul Thakur on his famous Chahal TV and was all praise for his RCB colleague for his flawless yorkers. However, Chahal also took a cheeky dig at Saini by labelling him as ‘Yorker Queen’. Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricketcountry“Since Jasprit Bumrah is the yorker king, so are you yorker queen?” the ever-amusing Chahal joked.India were eager to start their new year on a high note after the first game of the three-match T20I series was abandoned in Guwahati due to heavy downpour. Skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first as the Indian bowlers put up a fantastic display, restricting the Lanka batsmen to 142 for nine wickets in 20 overs.Although Saini was the star among the bowlers with his sensational figures of 4-0-18-2, Shardul Thakur also impressed the fans, picking up three wickets in the 19th over.With a target of 143, openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul started the Indian innings brilliantly, with their 71 runs partnership. But after their dismissals, it was Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer who put up a 51-run stand for the third wicket, guiding India to a comfortable victory.As for Sri Lanka, only Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick among their bowlers, with two wickets to his name in four overs.The final game of the series will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.You might also like:Fan constructs remarkable Virat Kohli potrait using old phone parts!Sourav Ganguly: Rishabh Pant is a ‘special talent’ but selection depends on selectors Advertisementlast_img read more

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Could West Ham vs Arsenal be postponed and why is Spurs game going ahead?

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI 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 CelticWhy is West Ham vs Tottenham going ahead as planned?West Ham vs Tottenham is being played next Saturday – more than two weeks before the Arsenal game.The area has been ruled safe for now and specialist bomb disposal experts are not visiting the area until Monday, November 25 – two days after the Spurs game.The timetable means a match against Spurs on November 23 will go ahead but there are still doubts over the Arsenal game on December 9. THERE were fears that West Ham’s London derby against Arsenal next month could be postponed over concerns that an unexploded World War Two bomb had been discovered by the ground.However, officials have said the metal object discovered by an apartment development next to the London Stadium has not been confirmed as an explosive and remains “unidentified”.1 West Ham vs Arsenal could be postponed following the discovery of a possible unexploded World War 2 bombCredit: Getty Images – GettyWill West Ham vs Arsenal be postponed?West Ham vs Arsenal had been thrown into doubt amid fears experts will need to work on the site.Specialist police officers were called to the scene just before midday on November 15 and a 150m cordon was put in place.A source said: “We think it is an unexploded bomb.“It’s crazy to think of all the people walking around here during the Olympics and we had no idea it was here.”The match is scheduled to be played on Monday, December 9.However, the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is responsible for the Queen Elizabeth II Park where the stadium is located, said the item is still “unidentified”.A spokeswoman said: “Reports that a WW2 bomb has been ‘unearthed’ yards from London Stadium are wrong.”The object has not been unearthed and it has not been identified. Police were called as a precaution and after initially putting in a small cordon their experts were satisfied that contractors should continue their work which will safely establish what the object is. The police returned control of the site to the contractor and removed the cordon.”last_img read more

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Bong Ravena promoted to TNT head coach

first_imgMOST READ 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mozzy and Bong Ravena claims the Mythical five award in behalf of Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBong Ravena has always been a diligent lieutenant in the TNT bench, and after 10 years of loyalty he’s about to be rewarded with the top seat.As per several reports, Ravena will replace beleaguered Nash Racela as the KaTropa’s new head coach in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA: Eze buzzer-beater ends Lyceum’s perfect run View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA Press Corps president Gerry Ramos of Spin.ph and Tiebreaker Times’ Matthew Li first reported of Ravena’s promotion to the head coach’s spot.Ravena has served as an assistant coach for the KaTropa under Chot Reyes, Norman Black, Jong Uichico, and Racela.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 ChrissTNT holds a disappointing 2-4 record in the PBA Governors’ Cup with one of those wins coming under Racela and the other one courtesy of assistant coach Eric Gonzales.Racela went on leave after TNT slumped to a three-game losing streak and Gonzales was appointed as the team’s interim head coach before its 118-114 win over Columbian.center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Koffa Task Force Regains Prosecution Power

first_imgThe Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa-led Special Presidential Task Force (SPTF) investigating the damning Global Witness (GW) report on senior Liberian government officials has once again been given its teeth to bite. Few days after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf setup the SPTF, it forced two of the most powerful men in the nation to appear in court to answer to corruption allegations. Senator Cllr. Varney Sherman, Chairman of the ruling Unity Party (UP) and Mr. J. Alex Tyler, Speaker of the House of Representatives appeared in court and each was allowed to go home after they had filed in ‘criminal appearance bonds’ over US$1 million combined. Ordinary Liberians began praising Cllr. Koffa, who is also Minister of State Without Portfolio, for having the will to bring alleged corrupt officials to court.However, people were left dismayed when Minister Koffa announced on Thursday, June 2, that he has handed the prosecutorial role of the SPTF over to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), a member of the SPTF, which is a tripartite conglomeration, the other two being the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs (MOS) and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).But late Wednesday, June 8, evening reports surfaced that Justice Minister Frederick Cherue had written Cllr. Koffa and re-assigned the prosecution of persons indicted by his Task Force. It is reported that Justice Minister Cherue, in a letter to Cllr. Koffa dated June 6, advised him to “proceed to investigate and prosecute those found to be criminally responsible for the allegations contained in the Global Witness Report.” The Justice Minister further granted Cllr. Koffa the “Letter of Patent” required by law to serve as a Special Prosecutor for the Global Witness case. According to reports, Minister Cherue stated that his Ministry is already working closely with the Task Force in the matter, and that it is still “willing to provide additional lawyers as well as other assistance to aid the work of the Task Force in ensuring that the case is resolved.” Meanwhile, the Task Force is expected to announce another batch of indictees Thursday, during a special press conference at the Information Ministry. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Amna Ally hospitalised

first_img…to travel overseas for further medical attentionSocial Protection Minister Amna Ally was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell.Social Protection Minister Amna AllyAccording to reports, the Minister was taken to the medical facility on Monday.Meanwhile, the Department of Public Information (DPI), in a release on Monday evening said that the Minister would be travelling overseas for further medical attention.The DPI noted that the Minister was “in good spirits and resting comfortably at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation”.According to the DPI, as a precautionary measure, Ally is being kept for observation and is scheduled to travel overseas on Wednesday.The DPI also stated that President David Granger visited with Minister Ally at the medical facility.Only recently, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo underwent heart bypass surgery in a United States hospital.The issue of Government officials seeking treatment overseas has been a long-contentious one.While in Opposition, the now governing coalition parties had heavily criticised members of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for seeking medical treatment overseas, instead of utilising the national facilities.However, Government Ministers have been flying to Ireland and other overseas territories in a bid to access medical treatment. It has also been disclosed that a health insurance policy has been prepared for Government officials.last_img read more

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January transfer special: Arsenal interested in Mahrez

first_imgSportsmail’s Simon Jones has put together a guide to what each top flight club might do in January.READ: Arsenal could turn to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as they look to bring in a winger in JanuaryARSENALLeicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez’s form has slumped and he was axed by Algeria, whose results have declined dramatically since reaching the second round of the 2014 World Cup in BrazilNeed: Winger, midfielder, defenderTargets: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Leon Goretzka (Schalke)Who could go? Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott (loan), Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny (loan)Budget: £70mBOURNEMOUTHNeed: Full back, forwardTargets: Omar Richards (Reading), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan)Who could go? Lewis Grabban, Benik Afobe, Harry ArterBudget: £30mBRIGHTONBrighton – who want to sign a striker in January – could target Moussa Dembele of Celtic. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Striker, midfielderTargets: Moussa Dembele (Celtic), Oumar Niasse (Everton), Ze Luis (Spartak Moscow), Josh Vela (Bolton)Who could go? Jamie MurphyBudget: £30mBURNLEYNeed: Left wing, centre backTargets: Aaron Lennon (Everton), Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest), Jordan Jones (Kilmarnock), James McClean (WBA), Jozo Simunovic (Celtic)Who could go? Nahki WellsBudget: £20mCHELSEAChelsea are still interested in signing Juventus’s left back Alex Sandro in the winter window. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Left back, winger, strikerTargets: Alex Sandro (Juventus), Philipp Max (Augsburg), Ross Barkley (Everton), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)Who could go? Kenedy, Baba Rahman, David Luiz, Michy BatshuayiBudget: £100mCRYSTAL PALACENeed: Goalkeeper, left back, centre back, strikerTargets: Sam Johnstone (Man Utd), Thomas Holy (Gillingham), Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich), James McCarthy (Everton), Mohamed Elyounoussi (Basle), Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina)Who could go? Jason Puncheon, Patrick van Aanholt, Scott Dann, Jordon MutchBudget: £40mEVERTONEverton are on the cusp of signing up Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun as they make January moves. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: left back, defensive midfield, strikerTargets: Cenk Tosun (Besiktas), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Adama Soumaoro (Lille), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham), Josh Earl (Preston)Who could go? Oumar Niasse, Mo Besic, Ross Barkley, Kevin MirallasBudget: £70mHUDDERSFIELD TOWNNeed: Goalkeeper, full backsTargets: Danny Ward (Liverpool, loan), Terence Kongolo (Monaco, loan), Joe Bryan (Bristol City)Who could go? NoneBudget: £20mLEICESTER CITYJonny Evans is a target for Manchester City as they aim to buy another central defender. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Full back, attacking midfieldTargets: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Hatem Ben Arfa (PSG)Who could go? Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Leonardo Ulloa, Riyad MahrezBudget: £30mLIVERPOOLNeed: MidfielderTargets: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Jean Seri (Nice)Who could go? Divock Origi, Philippe Coutinho, Marko Grujic (loan), Harry Wilson (loan), Danny Ings (loan), Ben Woodburn (loan), Ovie Ejaria (loan), Lazar MarkovicBudget: £80mMANCHESTER CITYJonny Evans is a target for Manchester City as they aim to buy another central defender. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Defender, defensive midfielder, strikerTargets: Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Julian Weigl (B Dortmund), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)Who could go? NoneBudget: £90mMANCHESTER UNITEDNeed: Full backs, midfielder, wingerTargets: Danny Rose (Tottenham), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Leon Goretzka (Schalke), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Malcom (Bordeaux), Justin Kluivert (Ajax), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Christian Pulisic (B Dortmund)Who could go? Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matteo DarmianBudget: £80m plus salesNEWCASTLE UNITEDManchester United want full backs and one of the signings could be Tottenham’s Danny Rose. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Left back, midfielder, strikerTargets: Kiko Casilla (Real Madrid), Kenedy (Chelsea), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Islam Slimani (Leicester), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)Who could go? Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jonjo Shelvey, Jack ColbackBudget: £15m plus salesSOUTHAMPTONNeed: Centre back, strikerTargets: Jack Hendry (Dundee), Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Moussa Dembele (Celtic)Who could go? Manolo Gabbiadini, Shane LongBudget: £80mSTOKE CITYBoth Southampton and Stoke City could be interested in signing Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Right back, defensive midfield, striker, wingerTargets: Daniel Opare (Augsburg), Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings (Liverpool), Etienne Capoue (Watford), Amin Younes (Ajax)Who could go? Charlie Adam, Glen Johnson, Jese RodriguezBudget: £30m plus salesSWANSEA CITYNeed: Right-back, centre-back, strikerTargets: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley), Daniel Opare (Augsburg), Andre Ayew, Diafra Sakho (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal, loan)Who could go? Alfie Mawson, Ki Sung YuengBudget: £25mTOTTENHAMFulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is being eyed up by Tottenham, who want a left back. Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Left back, strikerTarget: Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Malcom (Bordeaux), Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburg), Gorka Guruzeta (Athletic Bilbao)Who could go? Michel Vorm, Danny Rose, Georges-Kevin N’KoudouBudget: £35m plus salesWATFORDNeed: Goalkeeper, centre-back, midfielder, forwardTarget: Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg), Islam Slimani (Leicester City), Amin Younes (Ajax)Who could go? Etienne Capoue, Troy DeeneyBudget: £40m plus salesWEST BROMWest Ham are expected to take an interest in Swansea defender Alfie Mawson (centre). Photo/DAILY MAILNeed: Centre-back, full-back, midfielder, strikerTarget: Ben Mee (Burnley), Glen Johnson (Stoke), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle), Danny Ings (Lpool), Richmond Boakye (Red Star Belgrade)Who could go? Jonny Evans, Jake LivermoreBudget: £30m plus salesWEST HAMNeed: Defender, midfielder, strikerTarget: Alfie Mawson (Swansea), Joe Allen (Stoke), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla), Danny Ings (Liverpool), Andre Schurrle (B Dortmund), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar), Moussa Dembele (Celtic)Who could go? Diafra Sakho, Andre Ayew, Andy CarrollBudget: £30m plus sales-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal could turn to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as they look to bring in a winger in JanuaryLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – The start of January means diets, resolutions and, most importantly, the beginning of the winter transfer window.Every Premier League side will have their own ideas of what they will do over the first month of 2018, whether that means incomings or outgoings as they tackle the second half of the season.last_img read more

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Lopetegui on the brink as Madrid seek morale-boosting win

first_imgThree months into the season, there are few obvious alternatives if the club’s president Florentino Perez decides to wield the axe.Santiago Solari, coach of Castilla, Real Madrid’s B team, could take charge in the short-term but the troubled search for a suitable coach in the summer would not appear much smoother now.Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Max Allegri would all be near-impossible to sign mid-season, while Joachim Low is still attached to Germany.Antonio Conte is out of work but there is an issue with the Italian’s style of play, not to mention any legal wranglings around his compensation package with Chelsea. Arsene Wenger would be fascinating but high-risk.Arsene Wenger would be a fascinating but high-risk choice if Real Madrid president Florentino Perez decides to look for a new coach © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONFor Lopetegui to call off the search, victory is surely essential at the Santiago Bernabeu against Plzen, the Czech team that have only won two Champions League matches in their history.Then avoiding defeat to Barcelona, who will be without the injured Lionel Messi, could buy him a trio of theoretically kinder fixtures against Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Real Valladolid in the league and Plzen again in the Czech Republic. Win those, and the outlook might look more rosy.Amid the sprawl of disapproving headlines on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the club’s coach or president?Just over 80,000 replies were credited – almost 17,000 more than had attended the Santiago Bernabeu the day before – and 86 per cent of them answered Perez.There were whistles after the loss to Levante and a scattering of swinging white handkerchiefs too.But the atmosphere was marked more by deflation than disgust. At the end, as his players hunched on their knees, Lopetegui stood on the touchline, staring into space.After Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez defended his recruitment strategy, saying he was looking for young players who would become “the next great players” © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOLopetegui is on the brink – he may well not make the Clasico on Sunday – but there is a sense this “mega crisis”, as termed by Barcelona’s Mundo Deportivo, has been a long-time coming.In July, days after Cristiano Ronaldo had left for Juventus, Perez defended his recruitment strategy, saying: “Madrid is strengthening its search for young players that will become the next great players of the sport.”By the end of the summer, they had signed Vinicius, the 18-year-old striker from Flamengo, Alvaro Odriozola, a 22-year-old right back from Real Sociedad, and Mariano Diaz, who returned after a decent season with Lyon.Only Thibaut Courtois could be considered a star, and he was joining a club that already had UEFA’s goalkeeper of the season.– papering over cracks –One theory goes that Perez is keeping the treasury full in preparation for a fresh tilt for Neymar next summer. It might explain too why a move for Eden Hazard has never been pushed through.In the meantime, Zinedine Zidane and now, Lopetegui, have been charged with papering over the cracks.Bernd Schuster – only one of last six Madrid coaches to survive the sack after three consecutive defeats © AFP / BIEL ALINOZidane managed it, spectacularly, by winning in Europe, although if Michael Oliver had not puffed his whistle for a borderline 98th-minute penalty against Juventus, Madrid would have been out in the last 16. In La Liga, they finished 17 points behind Barcelona.Three Champions League titles in a row is no fluke, just as two interventions from the Video Assistant Referee were not the sole reason Madrid lost at home to Levante for the first time in 11 years.Defensive mistakes, panicky finishing and stodgy build-up all reflected badly on Lopetegui, who made matters worse by leaving Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the bench.Both endured fitness issues over the international break but were excellent in the second half. By then, it was too late.“I believe in this team more than ever,” Lopetegui said.Only one of the last six Madrid coaches to preside over three consecutive defeats was not sacked afterwards. That was Bernd Schuster, whose team had put their feet up after winning the title in 2008.Lopetegui has far less credit in the bank. Perez’s period of austerity is coming home to roost.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Julen Lopetegui is under pressure as Real Madrid coach. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Oct 21 – Real Madrid’s players may have offered a show of public support to Julen Lopetegui but fail to win at home against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday and their words will mean very little.“Julen has the backing of the entire team,” Sergio Ramos said after Madrid’s 2-1 loss to Levante on Saturday, their fourth defeat in five games and third in a row. “We are with him to the death,” said Marcelo.last_img read more

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It’s the only thing I haven’t won, declares United star

first_img Wayne Rooney FA Cup despair 1 Wayne Rooney is desperate to win the FA Cup, the only domestic trophy absent in the England captain’s trophy cabinet.Losing two FA Cup finals, against Arsenal in 2005 and Chelsea in 2007, the Manchester United star says Monday night’s quarter-final against Arsenal is “massive”.United have the benefit of home advantage but the Gunners are in better form and are the defending champions.Rooney watched Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 and the memories of that make him even more determined to match his old club’s achievement.He said: “We have an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Monday and that is massive for us.“Of course, I think it is a massive trophy. It is a trophy that, growing up as a youngster, I used to love watching and I was fortunate enough to see Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 when I was nine years old. It is something which I would love to do and hopefully it can be this year.“We haven’t been to a final for a few years, we want to try to win that game and we are looking forward to that.”last_img read more

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Arsenal star Lacazette cancels out Milner’s strike as Liverpool are held

first_img latest The visitors who opened the scoring when Milner was on hand to pounce on Bernd Leno’s poor clearance to calmly stroke the ball home.Milner had won every single Premier League game he had scored on, but the Gunners showed incredible resolve to come back and claim a point.Lacazette’s clever run was picked out by Alexander Iwobi and, although he was taken wide by Alisson Becker, curled the ball into the far corner.Chelsea and Manchester City will have watched the draw with great interest, with the race for top spot in the Premier League getting tighter and tighter. gameday cracker tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Milner celebrates opening the scoring Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Alisson was called upon to push away Lucas Torreira’s shot as Arsenal looked to level matters immediately, while Milner’s reward for giving Liverpool the lead was a bloodied nose following a collision with Gomez.Leno tipped a Van Dijk header behind as Liverpool looked to kill off the game, with Emery introducing both Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey in a quest to find an equaliser.It was Iwobi who would play a part in Lacazette’s leveller, playing a precise ball into his path before the former Lyon man kept possession and bent home a precision strike.Neither side could find a winner in the closing stages as Arsenal remain four points behind their visitors in the table BEST OF LATEST The Reds should have perhaps been ahead sooner but for a contentious offside decision Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 scrap revealed Alexandre Lacazette’s sumptuous strike cancelled out James Milner’s opener to ensure Arsenal and Liverpool shared the points at the Emirates.It was a fantastic Premier League clash which ebbed and flowed both way, with both sides threatening. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was lively in the opening exchanges and saw two shots deflected behind as Arsenal started brighter than in recent weeks.Henrikh Mkhitaryan almost took full advantage of some poor decision-making from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, the Brazilian sprinting from his line and getting nowhere near Aubameyang’s cross, with Mkhitaryan’s header dropping just wide.Liverpool were also threatening and had the ball in the net moments later, only for Mane’s effort to be controversially ruled out for offside.The Senegal international tapped home after Roberto Firmino had hit the post but his effort was chalked off even though he was behind the ball, having initially been offside when the move started.The visitors started to enjoy more of the ball and only a smart save from Bernd Leno kept out Virgil van Dijk, with Shkodran Mustafi alert enough to clear away the loose ball. Emery has been keen for his side to play out from the back and, in doing so, they set up another chance for Aubameyang, whose shot was blocked behind following a flick into his path from Mkhitaryan.Lacazette shot wide from an acute angle before turning home Mustafi’s header across goal, only to see the goal correctly ruled out as the Germany defender was clearly offside.Liverpool almost went in ahead at the interval as Leno followed the earlier example set by his counterpart when he charged from his line and got stuck in no-man’s land, with Van Dijk flicking a header against the foot of the post.Klopp’s side took the lead on the hour mark, though, as Leno pushed Mane’s cross back in front of his own goal, with Milner on hand to drill in his third of the season. Lacazette celebrates with his Arsenal teammates 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most Popular Football Stories Getty Images last_img read more

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