Chelsea seek knockdown deal for AC Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma

first_img Loading… read also:Chelsea Ladies clinch Community Shield title hit City ladies 2-0 Henderson signed a new five-year contract at Manchester United, while deals for Onana and Oblak proved fruitless. Chelsea are now set to test the Serie A giants’ resolve with a £45m bid. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img Chelsea are eyeing AC Milan goalkeeper, Gigio Donnarumma. The Blues are targeting a move for Donnarumma to replace flop Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Sun says reports claim the Blues are set to continue their sensational spending on the £45m-rated Italian after contacting agent Mino Raiola. Chelsea have already looked at Dean Henderson, Andre Onana, Jan Oblak and Edouard Mendy.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pulis: Saints have got it right

first_img “Tottenham lost Bale, they are one of the top clubs in England but they lost him to one of the top clubs in the world – that happens.” Palace themselves are still embroiled in the Barclays Premier League relegation battle and welcome Southampton to Selhurst Park on Saturday with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool still to visit south London. The Eagles also face a number of other sides in the survival battle as trips to Sunderland, Cardiff and Fulham loom on the horizon. “We know how tough this run is for us,” conceded Pulis. “We have got it as tough as anybody in the bottom 10 but we will get our heads down and work as hard as we can. “There are 10 or 11 teams still fighting for their lives and we are ahead of the game in a lot of respects because we are still in with a chance and nobody gave us that chance a short time ago. “It is very difficult to stop the players looking at things. You can get so confused and uptight and lose a lot of energy worrying about things you can’t affect.” Pulis could be without Marouane Chamakh after t he striker injured a hamstring in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Swansea. Kagisho Dikgacoi did not travel for international duty with South Africa but Pulis is hopeful he can play some part against Saints. Southampton manager Pochettino believes Shaw’s England debut has given Roy Hodgson a “very big problem” when it comes to selecting his World Cup squad. The highly-rated 18-year-old was handed his senior debut in Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat of Denmark at Wembley, just 16 months on from making his Premier League bow. Shaw replaced boyhood idol Ashley Cole at half-time and slotted in seamlessly at left-back, providing Hodgson with a pleasant selection headache when it comes to choosing his squad for Brazil. Leighton Baines’ place is all but assured, so it looks to be a straight fight between Shaw and experienced Chelsea defender Cole for the other left-back berth. “I think Roy Hodgson has a very big problem on his hands,” Pochettino said of England’s selection dilemma. “I don’t know what is going through Roy’s mind at the moment regarding Luke Shaw but in light of the 45 minutes he played he showed he deserves to be in the team and has the quality to be in the team. “I thought it was an amazing moment for him, for Southampton Football Club in general and especially for all the managers and directors he’s had in the academy. “To see a child from 10 years old to making his international debut has to be a moment of great satisfaction and of great pride.” Shaw was one of 18 Southampton players on international duty this week – a proud moment for Pochettino only tempered by the negative impact it could have on Saturday’s trip to Palace. “I always enjoy watching my players when they play for their national sides,” he said. “It was really great to see Luke’s England debut, and Adam (Lallana) made a good contribution in the second half. “I was very pleased with their performances on Wednesday, but it’s always a difficult moment when you have a lot of players away. “Overall, when you include the Under-21s, Under-19s and Under-17s, we had 18 players out of the club so it’s good to have them back and to be able to welcome them into the squad. “All of the players that have been away on international duty might have a little bit of fatigue, especially those who have travelled long distances like Maya Yoshida and Victor Wanyama, who have just got back. “Of course there are some minor problems that we need to assess with certain players, especially those who have been away.” Press Association Tony Pulis believes Southampton have solved the puzzle of bringing through academy players – but warned that tempting offers from other clubs could still see that homegrown talent fly the nest. “They have done it consistently for a long time,” he said. “They haven’t just stumbled over it. They have the jigsaw sorted out and all the pieces are in the right place, we don’t do that a lot in this country. “I know a little about the club and there are people who have been there for years and years. They have a good scouting set-up and the people who work there, even before you become a professional, are very good lads. “They don’t worry about just the technical side of it, they look at attitude, commitment and responsibility. Most of the lads who have come out of that club are not only good players, they are good lads.” Other players to have come through the ranks at Southampton include talent such as Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Bale moved on to Tottenham before a massive-money move to Real Madrid, while England pair Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain are making their mark at Arsenal. Shaw has been constantly linked with a summer move to Chelsea or Manchester United and Pulis admits it is hard for Southampton to keep hold of all of their talent. “I think they accept that,” he said. Southampton have drawn the plaudits for their attractive football under Mauricio Pochettino and the backbone of the Argentinian’s side are products of Saints’ youth academy. Calum Chambers, James Ward-Prowse, Adam Lallana, Sam Gallagher and England’s latest cap Luke Shaw have all played some part for Southampton this season and Palace boss Pulis is not at all surprised. last_img read more

Cricket News Allen, Pooran, Thomas handed West Indies contracts for first time

first_imgNew Delhi : World Cup returnees Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran and Oshane Thomas have been handed West Indies central contracts for the first time while seven players have been given all-format contracts.The number of all-format contracts for the men has now increased from four to seven with Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul joining those in the Test and ODI formats — captain Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach — on the list.In total, 19 men have been retained for the upcoming contract year which runs from July 1 this year to June 30 next year including first-timers Allen, Pooran and Thomas who were part of the West Indies team which finished ninth out of 10 teams in the World Cup.Meanwhile, 15 women an increase of three have also earned central contracts  including veteran all-rounder Stacy-Ann King, fellow left-hander Kycia Knight and newcomers Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean and Karishma Ramharack.Cricket West Indies (CWI) policy allows up to 22 contracts to be offered each contract year to men’s players, so the selection panel may decide to offer additional central contracts throughout the year.CWI director of cricket Jimmy Adams said verbal offers had been made to all players, and contracts will be issued in the next few weeks, as soon as the board has concluded a new four-year Memorandum of Understanding with the West Indies Players Association.This is the third year that CWI will award central contracts to West Indies men under three different categories.WEST INDIES MEN CENTRALLY-CONTRACTED PLAYERS 2019-20:All-Format Contracts:Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar RoachRed-Ball Contracts: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel WarricanWhite-Ball Contracts: Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Oshane Thomas. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Offensive inconsistencies plague Syracuse in 9-8 loss to Loyola in final regular season game

first_imgRiley Donahue cut through the middle of Loyola’s defense, caught a pass and fired a shot from point-blank range that clanked off the right post.Syracuse head coach Gary Gait, standing nearly level with the Loyola goal on SU’s sideline, let out a sigh and walked back toward the rest of the Syracuse bench.SU attack Kayla Treanor had just scored twice in 31 seconds to bring the Orange within a goal of Loyola with just three minutes left in the game and Donahue’s chance could have tied the score with only two minutes remaining.“She’s just a freshman and it’s tough getting that shot and putting it in,” Gait said. “We had multiple other players that had opportunities earlier and just didn’t get the job done.”Syracuse’s first half was plagued by poor shooting and missed opportunities. The Orange scored just two goals in the first half and finished the game with only eight goals on 32 shots. SU mounted a comeback, scoring six goals in the second half, but it was too late and the No. 2 Orange (14-7, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) fell to the No. 14 Greyhounds (15-4, 8-0 Patriot), 9-8, at SU Soccer Stadium on Saturday in front of a crowd of 1,022.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We were just playing a little lethargic,” Gait said. “When we shoot high-to-high and we shoot from the outside, we shoot poorly and those are the games we’ve lost throughout the year.”Syracuse dominated the possession at the beginning of the game, but its offense struggled to find the back of the net.Attack Halle Majorana had a goal called off for being in the crease and attack Kailah Kempney sent a sidearm shot wide from eight meters away that rolled up the hill behind the net.In one possession, midfielder Erica Bodt shot wide and then high on two chances cutting through the middle, before throwing her head back in frustration.Attack Devon Collins scored the Orange’s first goal quickly after Bodt’s missed shots, but it came with nearly 14 minutes gone in the half — the latest SU has scored all season.“Having off days, that happens,” Bodt said. “… we just have to focus on our fakes and finishing the shots.”Gait yelled to his players to spread out and move around on offense, constantly telling his midfielders behind him on the sideline to stop watching the ball.But only two of SU’s 14 shots in the first half went for goals and the Orange went into the break trailing, 4-2.Midway through the second half SU fell behind, 8-4, but with about 11 minutes left it seemed as though Majorana had scored SU’s third goal in a row to bring it within one.She dodged toward the crease and found the back of the net while crashing to the ground, but for the third time of the game, her goal was called off for being in the crease.Majorana got up and ran toward the referee, screaming and waving her arms. SU midfielder Gabby Jaquith intercepted Majorana on her path to the official and pulled her away. “What do you want?” Majorana yelled to someone as she walked to the bench.“It’s definitely frustrating,” Majorana said. “Definitely a mental lapse on my part.”Loyola scored on its ensuing possession, but Treanor scored twice while Majorana watched on the sideline to make it a one-goal game. SU managed one final chance on Donahue’s shot, but she wasn’t able to tie the game.The Greyhounds held the ball until the final seconds ticked off the clock.Loyola goalie Molly Wolf threw her gloves to the ground, screaming, “Let’s go,” as her teammates charged toward her.“We talked a good game about it being a playoff type game for seeding and going into the playoffs the right way,” Gait said. “Unfortunately, we weren’t up to the task today.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

FIFA Bans Ugandan Official over 2014 World Cup Ticket Resales

first_imgFIFA has banned the president of Uganda’s soccer federation for two months over the resale of tickets for the 2014 World Cup.FIFA said its ethics judges ratified a plea bargain by Moses Magogo, an elected member of the Confederation of African Football executive committee. He also agreed to pay a 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,075) fine.Magogo was alleged to have profited from rule-breaking resales among an allocation of 177 tickets FIFA thought were for fans in Uganda. A formal complaint in Uganda alleged “American and South African agents sold tickets for games in Brazil.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kotoko gets Accra for FA Cup semis as Hearts goes to Kumasi

first_imgAsante Kotoko will play away from home in the semi-final stage of the MTN FA Cup following Friday’s draw to determine the match venues.The Porcupine Warriors will use the Accra Sports Stadium when they battle Amidaus Professionals on June 2 for a place in the final.As Kotoko travel to Accra, their rivals, Hearts of Oak will head in the opposite direction to Kumasi, the home grounds of their dreaded rivals – Kotoko – for the other last four game on the same day.The Phobians play Medeama at the Baba Yara Stadium.According to the FA Cup Committee, the all premiership semi-final matches which will be played on the same day will now start simultaneously.The fixture in Accra and Kumasi will kick off at 3:00pm. Semi-final fixtures on June 2Asante Kotoko v Amidaus – AccraMedeama v Heart of Oak – Kumasilast_img read more

Moses shines as Nigeria humiliates Cameroon

first_imgAfter a rather tentative start by the home team, Ighalo marked his return with the opening goal after 29 minutes.He overpowered his marker after he received a clever assist from skipper Mikel John Obi before he fired past a diving goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.The Eagles doubled their lead in the 43rd minute, when Mikel turned scorer by poking a Victor Moses corner from the left beyond the Cameroon goalkeeper.In the 55th minute, Moses made it 3-0 when he initiated a quick counter and then released Moses Simon, who did well to pass back to his namesake, who fired the third goal.A fourth goal from a flying header by substitute Kelechi Iheanacho off an Onazi Ogenyi cross in the 76th minute crowned a very satisfying outing for the hosts.Both teams went into the attack from the first whistle with Cameroon threatening through Moumi Ngamaleu, but his effort from inside the box missed narrowly as Ikechukwu Ezenwa was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the early minutes of the game.The Indomitable Lions took the game to Nigeria rather than sit back in their defence.The Egyptian referee struck off a Nigerian goal by Ighalo for offside after 24 minutes, before Victor Moses header off a Moses Simon cross missed target four minutes later.However, the home fans celebrated the first goal of this bruising contest just before the half hour with Nigeria never looking back to seal an important win.Cameroon had their chances. In the 48th minute Ezenwa did well to save a low drive by Zambo Anguissa.Ezenwa then kept out a tricky shot from distance in the 64th minute before Nigeria again surged forward to create two more goals and complete the demolition of the Indomitable Lions.Share on: WhatsApp Nigerian players salute their fans.Moses helps Nigeria trounce CameroonUyo, Nigeria | AFP |  Chelsea ace Victor Moses and Chinese-based Odion Ighalo starred as Nigeria trounced Cameroon 4-0 on Friday to take a big step towards qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.The Super Eagles moved up to nine points from three matches in Group B in Africa zone qualifying, while Cameroon remain on two points. Both teams clash again on Monday in Yaounde.Zambia and Algeria have a point each and meet on Saturday in Lusaka.Cameroon’s Belgian coach Hugo Broos admitted Nigeria deserved the win.“They were better, faster and more determined than us in one against one. We had one chance maybe,” he said.Broos added the African champions will play for their honour at home on Monday, but does not fancy their chances of qualifying for the World Cup.“There is something like honour, we will defend that on Monday in Yaounde. If the players have the same attitude I have, we will fight to beat Nigeria on Monday,” he vowed.“But we will now need to win our next three matches and expect Nigeria to lose their next three games to stand any chance. I don’t think this is possible.”last_img read more

Furniture Deliveryman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Local Woman

first_imgA South Florida deliveryman is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a woman after dropping off her new furniture.According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Richard Omar Fisher was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on August 31 after being charged with sexual assault and battery. He left the jail last Sunday after posting $20,000 bond.The arrest report states that the 23-year-old woman told investigators that she had moved on June 3 to a third-floor apartment in the Greenacres area. She ordered several items from City Furniture, and two deliverymen brought a love seat, a sofa, and a mattress and box spring to the residence on June 6.The woman told authorities that one of the men stepped outside, while the other man photographed the furniture and its placement in the home.She adds that she jokingly told the man he should quit his job due to the hot weather and pointed to her daughter’s room, suggesting that he could sleep in there. The man allegedly responded, “I’m going to sleep in your room.”When the pair entered the woman’s bedroom so that Fisher could photograph the bed, she decided to try the bed by laying on it. However, the woman says Fisher got on top of her and began to kiss and touch her.She reacted by trying to pull away him away while repeatedly saying “No” and “I don’t want to do this,” and telling Fisher that she needed to check on her 3-year-old daughter, who was crying in the other room. The man reportedly left when a telephone technician knocked on her front door to install equipment.At that point, she called a friend and then City Furniture, and later picked Fisher out from a sheriff’s photo lineup.City Furniture informed PBSO on June 12 that both deliverymen had been suspended, although Fisher told investigators that he was married, had children, and did not commit the alleged assault.PBSO obtained a warrant to collect DNA from Fisher, and lab results indicated that it is likely that DNA found on the woman belongs to him. Fisher was then picked up in Broward County on August 28 and transferred to the Palm Beach County Jail on August 31.Records indicate no previous arrests for him in Florida.last_img read more

The Vázquez plan transmits symptoms of exhaustion

first_imgThe biggest doubts have arisen after the derby. The herculinos they didn’t suffer much, but they barely had chances and for the first time in the ‘Vázquez era’ the team it remained unmarked. Sabin Merino, who saw the door in his first four games, has three blank. The downturn also coincides with the injury of Somma (Girona). Peru, that formed a perfect couple with Gaku in the middle, You must play central now, something the team is noticing.January signings still find no placeThe Deportivo was the Second team what more moved in the winter market with seven hires and six departures. However, only two of the signings January they are taking center stage with Fernando Vázquez. Is about Sabin Merino and Emre Çolak, both fixed in the eleven holder of Castrofeito. The presence of the other five players who arrived last month to the blue and white team is almost testimonial. Jovanovic, substitute goalkeeper, hasn’t debuted yet. Keko Gontán has not started and has 45 minutes in two games while Hugo Vallejo has been 50 ‘in three games. Uche Agbo entered the eleven against Albacete as soon as he arrived, but did not play again until Sunday in the derby (61 ’). Beauvue was injured in his second encounter and reappeared against him Lugo to accumulate 44 minutes. Fernando Vázquez is starring a true miracle in front of the Sports. The Galician coach took the team in January as a showman to seven points of salvation and is currently out of the relegation with a two point mattress. Its performance is so good that the people of Coruña have gone from evicted to leaders of thesecond roundCastrofeito’s plan to rescue Depor was based on a railroad five defense, give the ball to find cons and squeeze the stopped ball. The bet worked like a signing roller six wins in a row, but the formula starts to give symptoms of exhaustion After a full 18 points of 18, the Depor has only added two of the last nine to accumulate two draws in a row in Riazor (Girona and Lugo) and a defeat in Saragossa.last_img read more

Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.The Thais awarded 18 free points to Japan, but none bigger than their last two that happened in the final sequence of the match that awarded Japan the victory. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Moksri Chatchu-on led Thailand with 20 points while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more