first_imgFlamengo defender, Pablo Mari’s move to Arsenal is in danger of falling through. Arsenal target Pablo Mari The Daily Mailsays Mari’s proposed move from Flamengo to Arsenal is in danger of collapsingbecause a late hitch has seen negotiations between the two teams stall. The 26-year-old centre back travelled to London along with Gunners technical director Edu, completing a medical on Saturday, and it appeared there would be no issues with a deal being  finalised.Advertisement Loading… But Mari has now flown back to Rio de Janeiro, with suggestions that an agreement has not yet been  met between Flamengo and Arsenal over a transfer fee, which was expected to be around £7m. Read Also:Pablo Mari arrives in London ahead of Arsenal transfer It is believed the Gunners are keen on a loan deal with an option to purchase the player in the  summer, but Flamengo would prefer a permanent deal and money up front straight away. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_img However, the veteran wants a three-year package, while Chelsea famously are reluctant to offer more than a 12-month extension to players in their thirties. But both Willian and the Blues are keen to get the situation resolved before the end of the season. Read Also:Juventus considering summer transfer swoop for Chelsea contract rebel Willian That’s even though the arrival of Ziyech will put the South American’s position under threat. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Independent says despite Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech’s pending arrival this summer, the transfer will not impact Willian. The Brazilian wide-man, 31, is out of contract in June and wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Chelsea chiefs working on securing Willian to new deallast_img read more

first_imgBricen James became the first Oregon driver to earn a regional crown in any division in 2019, topping point standings for the Shaw Race Cars Western Region. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) A long-time go-kart competitor, James raced for Jerry Schram and celebrated his 21st birthday late this season, just his third full year in a Modified. HIS SPONSORS: Schram Excavating of Vancouver, Wash; James Gang Pizza and Crockers Cars, both of Lebanon; AM-1 Roofing of Redmond; JK Pickle Trucking of Sisters; and Go Plumbing and Heating of Stayton. HIS CREW: Father Charlie, Todd Miller and Patrick Held. He’d qualified for three of the first five Arizona Modified Tour shows in February before wrecking his 2017 Rage Chassis in the Feb. 15 event at USA Raceway. He totaled a dozen feature wins, repeating as the state champion while earning his career first track title at Willamette Speedway. The 1/3-mile clay oval at Lebanon is James’ home track, located a convenient five minutes from home and just 10 minutes from his workplace. Starts 41            Wins 12         Additional Top Five’s 18 James had three top five finishes during the Shootout, then promptly won nine of his next 12 starts. “The competition in Arizona made us realize we had to get better,” James said. “We got a new car (a 2019 Rage) and it took us a little while to get used to it, but we learned from the guys who came to town for Speed Week (the Wild West Shootout) and things took off.” James finished the season with eight wins at that venue and another four at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he was fourth in the points race. “We didn’t know if it was possible with the number of races we have in Oregon,” said James, who made 35 of his 41 starts this season in his home state. “We looked back at last year when we won the E3 Spark Plugs State championship and finished 10th nationally. We told ourselves we could do this and raced as much as we could.” From Albany, James became the first Oregon driver to win an IMCA regional championship, pacing Shaw Race Cars Western point standings. ALBANY, Ore. – Top-flight competition early in the season in sunny Arizona showed Bricen James how much he needed to step up his IMCA Modified game. His $2,600 checkers at Cottage Grove Speedway’s Aug. 24 Mark Howard Memorial made for a career best payday and put James on the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “We had a blast after Speed Week. We were so consistent. Everything went so well and we had a lot of fun,” he said. The same caliber of competition closer to home in June helped him with the fine tuning that led to a history-making season.last_img read more

first_imgNewcastle Utd vs. Liverpool Venue: St James’ Park Kick off: 4PMLiverpool bring an historic and seminal campaign to a close today when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on the final day of the 2019-20 Premier League season. The champions finally got their hands on the trophy after beating Chelsea last time out, and they travel to a Newcastle side without a win in their last five outings.There has been plenty of time for Liverpool to look back on their 2019-20 campaign over the course of the month since they wrapped up the title, and Sunday’s match is another of those as they bring an unforgettable season to a close.A spectacular trophy-lifting ceremony in The Kop followed Wednesday night’s thrilling 5-3 triumph over Chelsea, and just as they marked that occasion with a win they will no doubt be keen to end the season in style too.With the trophy long since secured and the all-time points record now out of reach there is not a great deal aside from pride left for Liverpool to fight for on the face of it, but some notable achievements are still up for grabs.Victory would see them surpass last season’s points tally of 97 and would set a new club record for a single campaign, beating the 98 they earned in 1978-79 when adjusted to three points for a win. The record title-winning margin is also still possible, although for that to happen Jurgen Klopp’s side would also need an unlikely favour from relegated Norwich City away to Manchester City.The Merseysiders could also still equal the record for most wins in a season by chalking up number 32 of the campaign – an achievement Man City have managed in each of the last two terms.However, for all of Liverpool’s dominance throughout the season, their away record of late has been suspect to say the least – five defeats and only one win in their last seven outings on the road across all competitions.Liverpool have shipped 10 goals in their five away league games in that run, which is as many as they had in their previous 19 on the road, so they will be relieved to face a Newcastle side that has struggled for goals all season.Only Crystal Palace, Watford and Norwich have scored fewer than the Magpies in 2019-20, although they have certainly improved in that respect since lockdown with 12 goals in eight games – as many as they had managed in their previous 15. Newcastle’s lack of goals have also not hindered them too much as far as the table is concerned, with Steve Bruce having steered his side well clear of danger with plenty of time to spare.The manager has certainly responded to his critics with his side’s performances on the pitch, but he has also stressed that a club like Newcastle should be looking to do more than simply steer clear of relegation and so signs of improvement will also be important to him.A four-game winless streak heading into this match has harmed their chances of achieving that, though, leaving them still one point adrift of last season’s tally under Rafael Benitez.The Magpies can finish no higher than 13th either – the same position as last season – although should they pull off a surprise win against the champions then they would record their highest Premier League points tally since 2013-14.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Newcastle do boast a formidable record on the final day of the season, winning each of their last five such matches by an aggregate score of 17-1, although Liverpool were the last team to inflict a season-ending defeat on them.Indeed, the Reds have inflicted 76 top-flight defeats on Newcastle down the years, which is four more than the Magpies have suffered against any other opponent.Newcastle possible XI: Dubravka, Manquillo, Fernandez, Hayden, Rose, Ritchie, Shelvey, Bentaleb, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton. Liverpool possible XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Tags: ChelseaLiverpoolPremier LeagueSt james’ Parklast_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s running of the Ellsworth 10K is scheduled for Sunday, June 10.The Down East Family YMCA-organized race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Branch Pond Computer Services (1000 Bangor Road). It will end at the Ellsworth-Elementary Middle School track.Last year’s race drew 89 runners from Maine and elsewhere in New England. Brian Harvey of Boston was the male winner and top overall finisher with a time of 31 minutes, 35 seconds, and Leah Frost of Portland was the top female finisher in 37:29.Pre-registration is $20, and those who pre-register by the deadline tomorrow, June 8, get a free T-shirt. Race-day registration can be done on-site for a cost of $25.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

first_imgMADRID: David Silva returns to Spain next season after making over 300 appearances for Manchester City in England with Basque side Real Sociedad. Silva has said that the club’s location in San Sebastian was as important as their playing style.”The truth is that I had several offers to play for different teams, but I decided to come to Real Sociedad because it is a club that is doing great things. They have a style that I think is really good for me, for the way I play. I know the city, San Sebastian, it’s really beautiful and calm and my family decided as well,” Silva told Times of India. “Last season I watched a lot of games of LaLiga. I think they played really well, and the people I talked to gave me good references about the team and also about the coach (Imanol Alguacil). I think we can do important things and we can play great football. There’s an amazing locker room and the way they play it’s perfect for me,” Silva added. Silva started his career at Valencia, coming through the ranks at the club before going onto make nearly 120 competitive appearances for them between 2004 and 2010. He was part of the Valencia side that won the Copa del Rey in 2008. “For me this (Real Sociedad) is an exciting challenge. I can’t wait to start. When you sign for a new team you always want to start as soon as possible, but it’s also time to rest during vacation. It’s good for your head, to come ready for the competition. It’s a motivating challenge for me and my family,” said Silva. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: The Baghjan Sagalast_img read more

first_imgIn all, fifteen goals were scored on the latest night of Guinness Street Football action at the National Cultural Centee tarmac on Tuesday evening.In the first of the night’s games, GTI Ballers went down 2-1 on penalties to Albouystown-A after a one-goal stalemate. Trevon Callendar’s 6th minute goal for GTI was cancelled out by Lennox Cort.Game two was a needle affair as Bad-a-Yard went down 1-0 to Leopold Street thanks to Orandel Williams who scored in the 4th minute.Rising Stars were too much for Back Circle as they won 4-1 thanks to Daniel Ross who scored a Guinness Goal in the 17th minute. A Guinness Goal counts as two strikes and occurs when a goal is scored in the final three minutes of the game.Rahiem Augustus (5th) and Nikkel Carter (14th) were the other two strikes while Back Circle’s lone mark came off an own goal.Sheldon Profitt’s 3rd minute strike was enough to give Bent Street a 1-0 win over Tucville while Queen Street Tiger Bay overcame Broad Street 3-1 on penalties after a goal-less game.North East La Penitence won 3-1 as well on penalties after a one-goal game in which Alwyn Moore’s 7th minute goal was cancelled out by New Market’s Orlando Ricketts’ 12th minute strike.Future Stars were also winners on the night against Alexander Village after a 3-1 score line. Jamal Cozier (8th), Akeemo Anthony (14th) and Jermaine Junior (16th) were the three scorers in the Future Stars line-up while Shem Porter scored Alexander Village’s goal.Trap Squad beat Albouystown-B on penalties 2-1 after a scoreless game while Gaza Squad beat Sparta Boss 4-3 on sudden-death penalties after their game ended goalless as well.Matches continue tonight at the same venue with California Square taking on Stabroek Ballers, Sophia Bullies against Norton Street Ballers, New Market Street facing Kingston and Upsetters battling it out with East Front Road.After the break, Festival City will oppose North East La Penitence, Ol Skool Ballers take on Gaza Squad, West Front Road lace up to face North Ruimveldt and Sparta Boss play Channel-9 Warriors.last_img read more

first_img Published on March 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments The crowd at Freedom Hall In front of Syracuse Saturday will be a Louisville team hungry for a season sweep. A Cardinals team hanging onto the NCAA Tournament bubble that could stamp its ticket by beating the No. 1 team in the nation. And surrounding the Orange will be a crowd that has the potential to be one of the most raucous of the year — and possibly the decade.When Syracuse rolls into Louisville on Saturday at 2 p.m., it will play in the last game at Freedom Hall, the historic basketball arena and host to the Cardinals since 1956 — the team will be moving to a new downtown arena next year. ‘Whew, that’ll be a good one,’ Wes Johnson said following Tuesday’s victory over St. John’s. ‘We gotta stay focused and get ready for them on Saturday.’ To be one of the 18,865 packed inside the Kentucky Exposition Center would be a near impossibility, as the game has become nothing short of a state holiday. Last Sunday, the Louisville Courier-Journal put out a 12-page specialty section on the arena alone — the host of six NCAA Final Fours and the keeper of what some call ‘the best playing surface in all of basketball.’So with that, the Orange will walk into the extremely hostile environment with nothing really to prove except for keeping the only undefeated road mark in NCAA basketball intact, while the Cardinals will still be conscious of their tournament resume. But will it have an effect on the game? If there’s one thing Syracuse has shown this year, it’s a great deal of composure when dealing with these situations. Take, for example, the road environment at West Virginia. The WVU Coliseum crowd was packed over the Orange and roared until the final minutes, trying to propel the Mountaineers to a big statement Big East win. Just like a similar tightly packed crowd at Notre Dame inside the Joyce Center nearly blew the Orange off its game in a tight road win in South Bend, Ill. Through it all, though, the Orange has maintained a pretty level head. ‘That’s the thing about this team and that’s the thing about Coach Boeheim — he never lets us get too high, never lets us get too low,’ sophomore guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘He’s been doing this for so long and he’s seen this plenty of times and for him to keep us that way has kind of rubbed off on us.’ Given the atmosphere, though, Freedom Hall may be an entirely different animal. Depending on how the Cardinals perceive their NCAA future, and how wild — not sentimental — the sellout crowd will be, things could get interesting. By Matt EhaltStaff WriterWill Syracuse play the backups and rest? There is very little for No.1 Syracuse to gain against Louisville Saturday at Freedom Hall. The outright Big East championship has already been clinched. Syracuse will be playing as the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament. Even if it loses to the Cardinals and its first game in the Big East tournament, it should still be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. So here’s the most important aspect of Saturday’s game: stay healthy and rest the starters. Time to let the backups in.Injuries are the nightmares that coaches have. Look no further than Purdue. The Boilermakers were favored to win the Big Ten tournament and challenge for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. In a road game at Minnesota, Robbie Hummel tore his ACL, and the Boilermakers will now have to fight in the NCAA Tournament. After an extensive and grueling Big East season, it may be time to let the starters get some rest. Wes Johnson has been battling injuries throughout the season. Arinze Onuaku’s knees probably could use some rest going into the final games of his collegiate career. Andy Rautins plays more than 30 minutes per night and will be doing such all through the Big East and NCAA tournaments. These guys could use a game to let the legs get fresh. The Big East tournament is arguably the most grueling conference tournament in the country. For the Orange, it will be up to three days facing elite teams on back-to-back nights. There is no rest. The Big East tournament is a test of will. With that tournament just five days after the Louisville game, there’s no reason to have the starters play more than 30 minutes. They deserve a break. After all, they are the league champions.This will also give the backups a chance to get some valuable game action in case of an emergency come tournament time. We all saw what happened at Georgetown when Onuaku and Rick Jackson fouled out and freshman DaShonte Riley tried to guard Greg Monroe in the waning minutes of the game. He wasn’t ready for it. Imagine if that situation arises again in the NCAA or Big East tournament? Better to let them get a little experience under their belts.Syracuse only plays a seven-man rotation, but if a situation arises like the Georgetown game where the Orange is in foul trouble, there could be a need for Riley or James Southerland to step in and play some minutes. Saturday may help boost their confidence.mrehalt@syr.eduBy Tyler DunneManaging EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textCan Syracuse generate offense against the Cardinals’ D?The last time Syracuse and Louisville met, the game slowed to a crawl. SU’s run-and-gun fast break was nonexistent. Players were stagnant in the half-court offense. Every possession was a journey. Rendered to heaving long balls, Syracuse scored a measly 60 points. So expect offensive urgency on Saturday. Expect Syracuse to attack Louisville’s interior with penetration. In its 66-60 loss to Louisville on Feb. 14, Syracuse settled for 19 3-point attempts. That can’t happen this weekend. Unless Andy Rautins gets hot, Syracuse shouldn’t be complacent from outside in the rematch. Jim Boeheim will demand the Orange to take high-quality shots. Since their last meeting, the offense has rolled — 75 points in Georgetown, 99 in Providence, 95 against Villanova and 85 against St. John’s. Part of the reason is that Rautins hasn’t missed much. But another big part is Boeheim’s gradual shift to Jardine at point guard. With Jardine receiving the bulk of the minutes instead of Triche at the point, the offense is peaking. He brings a flare of creativity that benefits those around him. Jardine’s late-game gaffe against Connecticut seems like a distant memory. For now, the doghouse is miles away. He is seeing the court in key moments.‘Coach has a lot of trust out there in the team and also gets on me when I make mistakes,’ Jardine said. ‘He has trust in me to make the right play at the right time for us to be successful. So I’m just happy I’m getting the minutes. I’ll continue to work in practice and keep my minutes where they’re at.’Outside of him, Kris Joseph continues to attack the rim, too. Against St. John’s, he refused to lean on his maturing jump shot. Instead, he drove to the hole, was often fouled and made 11-of-12 free throws.There’s no reason Syracuse should pump up a surplus of 3-pointers. Options abound on SU’s offense — balance is the reason it is averaging almost 82 points per game (fifth-best in the nation). Reeling off his seven top guns — as he has so much this season — Boeheim was a broken record Tuesday night. Syracuse has too many weapons for defenses to account for. Reluctant to shower his team with praise at times, Boeheim pointed to the raw data. ‘Field-goal percentage, we are up there at the top,’ Boeheim said. ‘I think we are leading the conference in steals. Assists, we are leading the conference. If you look at all of those categories, we should win.’And Syracuse will on Saturday if it slices through the heart of Louisville’s defense. thdunne@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Published on March 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Over the past 72 hours, Annette Moyer’s phone has been “ringing off the hook,” she told The Daily Orange. Dozens of college coaches at Power 5 programs have called her to inquire about her son, Matthew Moyer, who announced Monday that he would leave the Syracuse program.Moyer did not return a phone call, and his mother declined to explain why he left the program. But she said Moyer plans to make about three official visits as he decides on his next destination. When he finalizes his next stop, Moyer will arrive at the beginning of the summer. Among his top options are Xavier and Stanford, she said. He already has declined offers from “blue-blood programs,” she said, because he wants to be “challenged academically.”The Ohio native originally chose the Orange over offers from Arizona State, Butler, Florida, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wisconsin, among others. He became “very interested” in Syracuse because he developed a strong relationship with SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara, Annette said. Moyer said that McNamara “found me in Ohio” and knocked on Moyer’s door because he wanted Moyer to play for SU.Moyer’s mother said neither she nor his father wanted him to play at Syracuse out of high school, but Moyer dreamed of playing for the Orange since he was a little kid. He redshirted the entirety of last season and struggled this year in his only active season with Syracuse, oftentimes getting chastised by head coach Jim Boeheim.“Obviously coach Boeheim can be tough sometimes,” Moyer said last week.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoyer was the first SU men’s basketball scholarship player to be a student in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. That did not factor into Moyer’s decision to leave, she said. Moyer elected to major in Newhouse because of its prestige, not necessarily because he had intentions of a career in communications.Annette added that several coaches who recruited Moyer in high school have told her this week that they are still interested in him. That’s despite his career at SU hitting a few roadblocks — notably an injury on Jan. 24 that contributed to him losing a spot in the starting lineup. Coaches have told Annette that they could “work him into the program well.”last_img read more

first_imgGhana midfielder Ahmed Barusso is yearning for a call up to the Black Stars after a five-year absence to help the team qualify for Brazil 2014.The 28-year-old, currently on loan at Italian Serie B side Novara, wants to be involved with the Black Stars again to contribute his share as a Ghanaian playing abroad.The midfielder has been consistently solid with Novara and has been a major subject in many Italian tabloids. His side placed ninth in the league table with 35 points after twenty eight matches.“I am ready to serve my nation again as I did in 2008 when we hosted the AFCON in Ghana. I have been playing well since I joined Novara and I have been consistent and if the FA gives me an opportunity to come join the team, I will display what am made of to the whole country just for the Black Stars to qualify for a third World Cup,” he told Joy Sports.The former Roma midfielder was traded to Novara after sitting out a series of games due to injuries that he attributed to the club’s synthetic pitch.last_img read more