Barcelona also closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan

first_img FC Barcelona’s medical team have been following his evolution very closely in recent months. They have been in Germany two times to check on his fitness. On both occasions they were happy that he was moving on from the back problems.  Upd. at 19:14 It is clear that Gundogan will be presented as the ‘replacement’ for Xavi Hernandez. There will never be another Xavi, but there will be room in the squad for another midfielder. Gundogan has good technique, is physical and would link well with either Andres Iniesta or Ivan Rakitic.  CEST The problem is he can’t play until January 2016, because of Barça’s transfer ban. There are two options: Continue with Dortmund until January and then sign for Barcelona (the German side are not in the Champions League so it will not affect his participation in the competition); or join Barça in July, but not play until January.  The German international has already closed an agreement with Barça after proving his fitness through a series of medical tests. It should not be forgotten that he has had a serious back problem which kept him out for a year and a half. “I feel like rubbish,” he said, depressed at the length of time surgery kept him out of action.  However, he has spent this season almost clean of all injuries. Since October 11, 2013, he has shown clear signs of recovery and has begun to play his best football again. His return was a blessing for Jürgen Klopp, whose team moved away from the relegation zone towards the Europa League.  06/06/2015 Javier Miguel Barcelona’s current board are in a rush to sign players before next season, aware that Josep Maria Bartomeu may have to resign on June 9, as is the law when an election has been called. For that reason, decisions will need to be taken in the next few hours. After the signing of Sevilla’s Aleix Vidal, it seems there is another player who could be signed soon: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.  In any case, it’s become clear that Bartomeu is moving quickly with elections on the horizon, which are expected to take place on July 19.last_img read more

Brewers steamroll to Sunfest Tournament Title

first_imgNelson opened with a 10-4 win over Castlegar Steelers followed by a narrow 10-9 win over Castlegar Royals.The Brewers then outlasted the Castlegar Raptors 12-7 to conclude the round robin draw with a 3-0 record.In the semi finals, Nelson edged the Raptors again, this time by a 6-4 score.The team includes, Moss Beattie, Gavin Franklin, Levi Konken,Sebastien Conne Correnti, Cash Nay, Gunnar Evenson, Larson Proctor, Cohen Wolbaum, Connor Peters, Austin Shrieves and Dax Dewar. Coaches are Kevin Dewar and assistant Jordan Konken.The Brewers, undefeated on the season at 12-0, play the Trail BlueJays Wednesday in Beaver Valley. Dewars Brewers had the offence running on all cylinders, putting up 10 runs during a 10-8 victory over Trail Mariners in Castlegar Sunfest Minor Division Baseball Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.The win was the fifth of the tournament for the Brewers.last_img read more

Galway and Mayo to meet in National league for first time in 7 years

first_imgPlayed 48, Mayo Wins: 24, Galway Wins: 19, Draws: 5print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway v Mayo League Stats 1929-20081929        Mayo 2-6 Galway 0-31932        Mayo 1-5 Galway 0-71933        Galway 1-2 Mayo 1-21934        Mayo 2-8 Galway 1-51935        Mayo 1-8 Galway 1-31936        Mayo 1-6 Galway 0-31937       Galway 1-1 Mayo 0-01937        Mayo 7-9 Galway 2-41938        Mayo 0-7 Galway 0-61938        Mayo 4-3 Galway 1-61939        Galway 0-7 Mayo 0-61939        Mayo 4-3 Galway 0-51942        Galway 0-3 Mayo 0-31945        Galway 3-6 Mayo 1-101945        Galway 3-9 Mayo 3-41948        Mayo 1-4 Galway 0-31949        Mayo 1-11 Galway 1-31950        Mayo 4-6 Galway 3-51951        Mayo 5-9 Galway 1-31952        Mayo 3-14 Galway 1-41953       Galway 3-3 Mayo 1-61966       Galway 1-9 Mayo 0-21966       Galway 2-6 Mayo 0-71967       Galway 3-8 Mayo 0-61967       Galway 2-6 Mayo 2-41968       Galway 1-9 Mayo 0-41968       Galway 2-11 Mayo 2-51969        Mayo 1-8 Galway 0-71969        Galway 1-7 Mayo 0-71975         Mayo 1-6 Galway 1-51976         Galway 1-10 Mayo 0-71981         Galway 3-7  Mayo 2-101981         Galway 3-7 Mayo 2-101982        Galway 0-9 Mayo 0-71984         Galway 2-16 Mayo 0-111986         Mayo 3-19 Galway 1-91989         Mayo 2-10 Galway 0-51992         Galway 1-9 Mayo 0-71995         Galway 0-9 Mayo 0-91996         Mayo 1-6 Galway 0-61998         Galway 0-12 Mayo 1-92001         Mayo 0-13 Galway 0-122006        Galway 1-11 Mayo 1-62007        Mayo 2-10 Galway 1-122008        Galway 2-9 Mayo 1-12010         Mayo 2-14 Galway 1-102011          Mayo 2-14 Galway 0-12 Galway footballers return to Division 1 of the National League sets up a first league encounter against near neighbours Mayo since 2011, when the Green and Red were victorious in Tuam Stadium by 2-14 to 0-12. In all, Mayo lead the head to head record 24-19, with 5 draws in the two counties 48 league meetings. The team line ups the last time the sides met was: Galway: P. Lally; A. Burke, C. Forde, D. Reilly; G. O’Donnell, F. Hanley, K. Brady; P. Conroy, E. Hoare; J. Bergin 0-3, C. Bane 0-5 (2 frees), G. Sice; S. Armstrong 0-4 (2 frees, 1 45), D. Cummins, C. Kenny. Subs: Damien O’Reilly for Dv. Reilly (26), E. Concannon for Cummins (26), D. Blake for Conroy (49), D. Mullahy for Forde (54), N. Coyne for Brady (58). Mayo: R. Hennelly; T. Cunniffe, A. Feeney, C. Barrett; R. Feeney, G. Cafferkey, J. Burke; R. McGarrity, J. Kilcullen; A. Campbell 0-3 (2 frees), A. Dillon 0-5 (4 frees), K. McLoughlin 0-3; A. O’Shea 0-1 (free), A. Moran 0-1, J. Doherty 2-1. Subs: T. Parsons for Kilcullen (45), P. Gardiner for Burke (50), J. Moran for Campbell (57), L. Keegan for Cunniffe (60).last_img read more

Nibali wins Tour stage 19, Froome retains lead

first_imgDefending champion Vincenzo Nibali enjoyed some rare success in this year’s Tour de France by claiming a vintage win on the 19th stage as Chris Froome came under fire but retained the overall lead on Friday.Nibali, who had dropped out of contention in the race after a tough first week and a bad first day in the Pyrenees, broke away from a group of top riders 61 kilometres from the finish.On his way to victory, the Italian caught and dropped Frenchman Pierre Rolland in the final climb, an 18-km ascent to the ski resort of La Toussuire at an average gradient of 6.1 per cent.The Astana rider crossed the line 44 seconds ahead of Colombian Nairo Quintana, who attacked Froome in the finale, finishing second 30 seconds ahead of the Briton.Froome leads Quintana by 2:38 and Spain’s Alejandro Valverde, who finished with the other big guns 2:26 off the pace, by 5:25.last_img read more

Dacres unsatisfied despite win

first_img ON TARGET Fedrick Dacres, the world’s top discus thrower, got his 2019 campaign off to a solid start at the Fuller Memorial at Manchester High School on Saturday. Though he felt his technique was somewhat off, Dacres cranked out a consistent series of throws to win over his training partner Traves Smikle. Elsewhere in the meet, World Under-20 bronze-medal winner Wayne Pinnock produced a big mark in the long jump. Dacres launched three of his four legal throws over 64m, with his best taping out to 64.65m in the second round of the men’s event on the expansive Manchester High School grounds. With his first and fourth efforts measured at 64.35 and 64.15 metres, respectively, he outdistanced Traves Smikle, who opened his 2019 endeavours with a pleasing throw of 62.59m. “I wouldn’t say it was a good day,” Dacres assessed, “because, you know, I don’t think my technique was where it was supposed to be, but barring injury and everything, I feel good.” Dacres said he and Smikle, who placed first and second last year at the Commonwealth Games, respectively, used the meet to establish a marker. “It was more like a technical day to see where we were so we can build on that now,” he explained. “So, with the marks today, I think it’s okay to say that we’re on our way, but we’re not there yet.” The left-handed Smikle was pleased with the longest season-opening throw of his career. “It’s the best I’ve opened in any season, 62.5,” he said afterwards, smiling “and you know, obviously, technique needs work, but I’m grateful.” Dacres had two other throws over 60 metres. Also gaining plaudits was former Petersfield High School thrower Glenford Watson, who came third with 59.57m. Calabar’s Kai Chang, the 2018 World Under-20 champion, finished some way back in the men’s event with the 2kg implement on 54.28m. Former class two ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) winner Daniel Cope of Petersfield won the class one event, contested with the 1.75kg discus, with a throw measured at 54.35m. Pinnock, a student athlete at Kingston College (KC), generated excitement in the long jump. Winner of the class one event at Champs, Pinnock leaped 7.78m with an abbreviated run-up. Jeremy Delisser, coach of the jumps at KC and Edwin Allen High, is optimistic that Pinnock will do well this season. Asked about the lad’s background training, Delisser said, “So far, everything has been pretty good, everything more or less on target, so I’m satisfied up until now.” Last year, Pinnock flew out to 7.99m and started a watch on Leon Gordon’s 1993 Champs record of 7.87m. The coach coolly looked ahead. “I’m hoping he’ll just keep healthy,” he said, “and we’ll keep going from strength to strength.” Notable winning long jumps also came from Michelle Wilson of The Queen’s School in class one and Samantha Jibbison of Holmwood Technical. Edwards leaped to victory by covering 5.64m. In class two, the compact Jibbison twice went further than that, with marks of 5.70m and 5.74m.last_img read more

LEC Honors Former WAPP SG

first_imgThe management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) over the weekend honored the former Secretary-General of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Amadou Diallo, for his dedicated role played at the corporation during his tenure.Prior to the end of his tenure, Mr. Diallo represented WAPP in Liberia and was assigned with the LEC to ensure that countries connected to the project were fully electrified.Joseph T. Mayah, LEC Deputy Chief Executive Officer, lauded Mr. Diallo, describing his tenure at the corporation as “praise worthy” since he was always available to listen to the plight of employees and advised them appropriately.The honoring ceremony was held at a resort in Monrovia on August 7.He assured Mr. Diallo that his good work at the corporation would always be remembered and appreciated by the people of Liberia.For his part, Mr. Diallo applauded the LEC Management for providing him the opportunity to work with them.He said LEC has been cooperative, ensuring that the dream to connect Liberia to the rest of the WAPP network to a single grid was realized.Mr. Diallo stated that with the help of LEC, the WAPP was energized as they handled problems related to the running of wires and other electric work in the country.“I’m so honored for this appreciation, and therefore, I remain grateful as you can see through my deepest appreciation to the LEC Management,” Mr. Diallo said.The program was climaxed with a gowning ceremony as well as the naming of Mr. Diallo as Mr. Tamba Diallo.Among those who attended the ceremony were Guinea’s Ambassador to Liberia Alhaji Abdullah Doré, Mr. Curtis Lavalle, Acting CEO of LEC, etc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Death penalty sought against MMA fighter in 2 Texas deaths

first_imgAsian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Column: Boxing pays price chasing dollars in Saudi Arabia ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian In February, Marks prompted a manhunt in Texas when he escaped from a private prisoner transportation van following his arrest in Michigan. He was recaptured nine hours later.Marks compiled a record of 31-28-0 during his professional MMA career, which began in 1999, according to His last fight was in September.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon FILE – This undated booking photo released by Bell County Sheriff’s Office shows Cedric Marks. Prosecutors Monday, in Texas, say they will seek the death penalty for Marks, 45, an MMA fighter accused in the deaths of 28-year-old Jenna Scott and 32-year-old Michael Swearingin, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in Oklahoma. (Bell County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)BELTON, Texas — Prosecutors in Texas plan to seek the death penalty for a professional MMA fighter accused in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in Oklahoma.The Bell County District Attorney’s Office has filed formal notice to seek the death penalty against Cedric Marks, 45, District Attorney Henry Garza said Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marks was indicted for the slayings of Jenna Scott, 28, and Michael Swearingin, 32, two friends who were killed on Jan. 3 at a residence in Killeen, Texas, about 127 miles (204 kilometers) southwest of Dallas, according to investigators.Their bodies were found about a week later in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMarks, Scott’s ex-boyfriend, has pleaded not guilty. Michael White, one of Marks’ attorneys, told the Temple Daily Telegram that Marks “was not surprised” that prosecutors will seek the death penalty and “is anticipating his day in court when his story is told.”His current girlfriend, Maya Maxwell, also faces charges in the case. Maxwell has told authorities she was at the Texas residence when the victims were killed and when their bodies were buried in Oklahoma, according to an affidavit filed in the case. MOST READ With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? View commentslast_img read more

Alito: Watch out, Roe – it’s Wade’s time in the sun

first_img Big brothering Big Brother: With revelations that former congressman Duke Cunningham wore a wire at the behest of federal prosecutors, the NSA has proposed having every politician – or anyone who comes in contact with one – wear a wire. “We just figured that the best way to cut back on criminal activity or unethical behavior,” said a spy who refused to be identified or else he would have to kill me, “is to bug every senator, congressman or White House official to wear a wire.” Or, the spy added, “we could just trust our elected officials to do the right thing,” before breaking down laughing. Rhetorical question of the week: Is there any wonder why bird flu is spreading in Turkey? The wide road: The new car-pool lane through the Sepulveda pass on the 405 hit an unexpected bump in the road as work crews mistakenly built the extra lane 10 miles wide instead of long. “While it doesn’t go very far, we can fit a good couple thousand cars side by side in the lane at one time,” said Transportation Secretary Roads McGee. “Of course, the big drawback is that it you can only drive in it for about one car length.” O-My: Oprah Winfrey, who has made James Frey’s disputed memoir of addiction, “A Million Little Pieces,” into a million-little-dollar success, is not bothered over allegations of Frey falsehoods. “The problem,” said Winfrey, “are all the other thousands of alcoholic authors who have been submitting liquor-drenched and cocaine-stained drunkalogues to my staff.” Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita In an attempt to compete with ABC, CBS introduced the cast for its new fall show, “CSI: Fiesta Bowl.” Bottoms up:A study in the current issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol reports that 7 percent of all American workers drink on the job. The other 93 percent just want to. Dean of the House GOP:In a surprise move, congressional Republicans are expected to select Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean to replace Tom DeLay as majority whip. “We couldn’t think of anyone who has done more to keep Democrats from taking over the House,” said RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman. Governor training wheels news: Ever the political opportunist, after falling from his motorcycle and getting a fat lip, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was still able to announce plans to fill the pothole created by his mishap – just as soon as he can find a camera crew to shoot him doing it. And Hitler was a helluva house painter: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher defended his old friend, admitted lobbyist and briber Jack Abramoff: “They’re portraying Jack as a monster. I see him more as a good person who’s done bad things.” Senate hearings blockbuster confession: Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito said he is open to the possibility of reversing Roe v. Wade. “I am not beyond calling it Wade v. Roe,” admitted Alito. “For way too long, Wade has been getting short shrift.” Most truthful quote of the week (This is a real one, folks): In a rare moment of candor during the Alito hearing, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, defended Alito’s broken promise to recuse himself in any cases involving the Vanguard Group – a pledge he made to a Senate committee hearing during his nomination to the 3rd Circuit. “If senators kept every promise they made to their constituents, there wouldn’t be any senators left,” declared Grassley. Utah, always ahead of the curve: A suburban Salt Lake City movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly canceled the critically acclaimed film “Brokeback Mountain.” A spokesperson for the theater said the cancellation was not due to the gay theme of the film. “We just don’t want any of our kids becoming cowboys,” said the admitted cowboyphobe. “Brokeback” producers say if Miller doesn’t relent, they will immediately begin preproduction on a film about an affair between a gay basketball team owner and his all-gay team. Perfecting perfection: With the TV ratings success of the Texas-USC Rose Bowl, ABC has signed the game and players to a development deal in hopes of getting a weekly series on the air as a midseason replacement. “America loved the game and we plan to play it until they don’t,” said the very anonymous ABC president, “just like we do with most things the public likes.” last_img read more

Gloves come off in round two of debate

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAngelides explained the problem as an oversight. “I am so proud of my business record,” he said. “I was a pathbreaker in environmental responsibility.” Angelides, fresh from winning the state Democratic Party’s endorsement, is trying to energize his campaign. Polls show Westly with a double-digit lead, though half the likely voters in the June 6 primary have not yet made up their minds. Although Angelides has displayed sharper elbows in much of the campaigning so far, this time it was Westly who came out swinging. Angelides displayed a few flashes of humor, joking when a moderator cut him off. But he kept doggedly to the script he has used throughout the campaign that Westly would not stand up to the governor and to President George W. Bush, while he would. State Treasurer Phil Angelides accused Controller Steve Westly of inflating his accomplishments while Westly jabbed at Angelides’ past as a developer during a debate Wednesday in the Democratic primary race for governor. Angelides repeatedly challenged Westly’s claim that he brought in $3.5 billion for the state through a tax amnesty program, saying some government figures showed it closer to $1 billion. Westly countered with attacks on Angelides’ work as a real estate developer, hoping to undermine his credibility on the environment in their debate at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. He criticized Angelides for a development project that ran afoul of the state Environmental Protection Agency for building on wetlands. “My opponent is a real estate developer who has a questionable background on smart development growth, and I urge you to look at the projects he’s done in California to see,” Westly said. Toward the end, Angelides derided Westly, who earned a fortune as a high-tech executive with the online auction house eBay, for investing in oil companies. “Steve if you’re so interested in cleaning up California, start by cleaning up your own investment portfolio,” Angelides said. Westly responded that his money is now in a blind trust, then targeted Angelides for taking campaign contributions from a Sacramento real estate developer. “Forty-one percent of your campaign funds come from real estate developers,” Westly charged. “What do you think they’re buying?” The debate, sponsored by the California League of Conservation Voters, was the second for the two Democrats. They will face off next week during their final debate in San Francisco. Many voters could miss the debate because it was not broadcast live anywhere except the San Francisco area. It will air in Los Angeles on Saturday.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

VIDEO: Senegal goalkeeper Khadim N’Diaye takes time wasting to a new level

first_imgTime wasting is one of the most frustrating parts of football.And Senegal goalkeeper Khadim N’Diaye took the art to another level as he tripped over his own feet before feigning injury.Algeria were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations after drawing 2-2 with Senegal despite Islam Slimani’s brace.But fans are likely to remember N’Diaye’s antics longer than any heartache.Watch the hilarious clip below…. 1 The shot-stopper tripped over his own feet before feigning injury center_img Introducing time-wasting at its most blatant… 😂— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) January 23, 2017last_img read more