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Real Madrid coach Zidane in contact with Mbappe and his father

first_img Loading… It’s emerged in France over the last 24 hours that Manchester City are prepared to compete with Real for the France World Cup winner. However, Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, speaking on El Chiringuito, has revealed Zidane is playing his part in Real’s pursuit of Mbappe.Advertisement Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, is maintaining regular contact with PSG star Kylian Mbappe. “Zidane talks with Mbappe, with the player himself and with his father every so often,” Inda said. “He does not want the signing to be messed up in the face of this summer or the next.” Read Also:Mbappe’s PSG exit imminent Mbappe is tied to PSG until 2022 and it’s been suggested Real president Florentino Perez is prepared to go beyond a world record €300m to bring him to Spain thiscoming summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughterlast_img read more

De Gea picks up United award

first_img Press Association Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been crowned the club’s player’s player of the year for the second season in a row. “I want to say thank you to my team-mates, they have been fantastic this season and I love them. We have a great dressing room and I would like to say thank you very much,” he said on United’s official website. That feeling was reciprocated by a number of the United players who took to Twitter to congratulate De Gea. Juan Mata tweeted a picture of the former Atletico Madrid man posing with his trophy, while fellow keeper Anders Lindegaard said: “Big congrats to @D_DeGea for winning players player of the year – in my eyes the most prestigious award. Very well deserved my friend!” center_img The Spain international, who also made it into the PFA team of the year and the six-man shortlist for the PFA player of the year award, has kept 10 clean sheets behind a shaky United backline this season. His stellar performances have not gone unnoticed and he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer but he gave no hints about his future and praised his team-mates after collecting the gong. last_img read more

Irwin backs Shaw to shine

first_img Much was expected of Shaw last term after his £28million move from Southampton, but the left-back had a season to forget. Louis van Gaal castigated Shaw for turning up to pre-season out of shape, and once the campaign was under way, the defender was sidelined by ankle, head and hamstring injuries. The England international gave up part of his summer this year, taking a fitness coach with him to Dubai for a week in order to make sure he was in good condition for the start of the season. The 20-year-old has impressed so far on United’s pre-season tour of the United States and Irwin has high hopes for the player in the upcoming campaign. “Last year was a bit difficult for him injury-wise, but I know he has worked really hard over the summer and I am expecting Luke to really push on this season,” Irwin told Press Association Sport at a Special Olympics event in the US organised by United sponsors AON. “He is still young so he will still make mistakes but hopefully he will stay injury-free, get a good pre-season under his belt and then he will be up and running. “He’s had a whirlwind two years. He broke into the Southampton team at a really early age, exploded on to the scene, and went to the World Cup, and then joined Manchester United. “I think he is a fantastic player. “He needs to stay injury-free and get a run of games under his belt to get his confidence high and then we will see the best of Luke Shaw.” Like Irwin, Van Gaal has supreme faith in Shaw so the United boss has felt no need to sign another left-back this summer. Denis Irwin is convinced Luke Shaw will be a success at Manchester United next season. The Dutchman has been busy bolstering his squad in other areas though. Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian have joined for a combined cost of around £80million. For Irwin, the £15million signing of Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich stands out the most. “He is a serial winner,” said the former left-back, who played 529 times for United. “He has won so may Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, he has over 100 caps, played 500 times for Bayern Munich so that experience will be vital. “He has been around the block, he knows exactly how to win trophies, he is a leader and you can tell that on the field.” Despite Irwin’s optimism, Schweinsteiger has not had the best tour so far. Van Gaal criticised the German for a “bad” performance in the 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday He will get a chance to put himself back in the manager’s good books on Saturday when United take on Barcelona at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. United’s next and final stop in the US will be Chicago, where they play Paris St Germain. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sumner outscores DI-S 11-4

first_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 A four-run second inning put the Sumner Tigers in front to stay as they rolled to an 11-4 win over the Mariners on Monday in Sullivan.Alec Bisson had three singles, driving in two runs and scoring three, and Kody Croan and Cameron Warren each singled drive and drove in three runs for the Tigers.David McManus had a run-scoring single and Patrick Duddy singled and scored twice for the Mariners.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Browne says review of eligibility rule at advanced stage

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – West Indies chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, has hinted that the process to amend the controversial eligibility rule was at an advanced stage.Speaking to Massy United Insurances Line & Length TV Show here, Browne said the process was currently being discussed at the West Indies cricket committee level and from there would go on to the full board.“There’s some discussion going on about revisiting the eligibility rule,” said the former West Indies wicketkeeper.“It is with the West Indies cricket committee and then that will go to the board and see what happens from there.“But I think it is important that we understand that our domestic cricket is key and players coming out of our domestic cricket and showing they can go to the international level and perform, is important.“Yes, we have to look at it but we have to be mindful that we have to develop our product, we have to develop our tournament. We have to develop it to a stage where we have a very good standard of regional cricket.”The eligibility rule requires players to make themselves available for domestic tournaments in order to qualify for selection to the West Indies side in the various formats.However, this has proved a sore point for marquee players over the years as it has required them to forego lucrative contracts in foreign leagues to return home.Only recently, veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels was ruled ineligible for the one-day side because he played only two games of the Regional Super50 before heading to Pakistan to take up a T20 contract.Last March, newly appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, said the rule was in definite need of review.last_img read more

Man City Ready to Activate Koulibaly’s £100m Release Clause

first_imgReluctant to ever let his side end up in a similar situation again, 90min has learned that Guardiola has made it clear to City executives that he wants a new elite centre-back at the club before the start of next season.With that said, next summer City are prepared to activate Koulibaly’s release clause, which is believed to stand at around £100m, and club officials are determined that they will not be beaten in the race for the Napoli man’s signature.They will face competition from both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for the 28-year-old, but City are prepared to fight their way to the front of the queue.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WINTER TRANSFERManchester City officials are prepared to spend heavily this summer to try and re-establish their dominance in English football, with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly one of their top targets.Pep Guardiola’s side lost star defender Aymeric Laporte to a serious knee injury back in August, and having declined to sign a replacement for Vincent Kompany, John Stones’ injury problems and Nicolas Otamendi’s deficiencies, City have found themselves short at the back.last_img read more

F-M ice hockey rolls to three straight wins

first_imgWhat the Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey team learned at Skaneateles on Jan. 23 may serve them well for the rest of the regular season.True, the Hornets lost that game, 5-3, but the fact that it led in the third period against the state’s top-ranked Division II team was a display of quality that may have topped any victory against a lesser foe.Back in the Division I ranks last Monday night, F-M took on Mohawk Valley at Cicero Twin Rinks and had some stress early before pulling away late to defeat the Raiders 5-1. An early Tom Sadekoski goal had Mohawk Valley even with F-M 1-1 through one period, and though it did go in front in the second, it took a trio of third-period tallies for the Hornets to feel safe.Overcoming 42 saves by Raiders goalie John Locke, five different F-M players – Ben Hammond, Jackson Denton, Mike Hockenberger, Spencer Sasenbury and John Manzi – scored, with Will Duncanson, Liam Kurak and Luke McEwen joining Manzi, Sasenbury and Hockenberger in the assist column.Just 24 hours later, the Hornets faced Watertown IHC and prevailed again, topping the Cavaliers 3-1 and, by doing so, climbing into fourth place in the league standings. Denton and Manzi both got two assists as goals went to Sasenbury, Duncanson and Jason Tedeschi. Josh Kuchinski also had an assist as Konrad Walburger stopped 17 of IHC’s 18 shots.A third game in four days brought F-M up against Cicero-North Syracuse, the team with which it shares the Twin Rinks as a home facility.And the Hornets ruined the Northstars’ Senior Night, winning 2-1 as it matched goals in the first period, went out in front in the second and held on from there with another solid defensive effort.Jake Johnston, with his 20 saves, kept F-M ahead after Kuchinski and Hockenberger netted those early goals. Tedeschi was credited with an assist.All this came before CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt returned to action last Friday at Shove Park, facing West Genesee. And it nearly pushed the Wildcats to overtime before a last-second strike led to a 2-1 defeat.They traded first-period goals, Brackton Bowler converting for the Brothers off a feed from Kodi Dotterer and Billy Fisher scoring for WG. And it would stay 1-1 for a while.Ethan White, in goal, amassed 19 saves, but CBA/J-D couldn’t get anything more past Wildcats goalie David Myers (20 saves) and, with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, James Schneid fired the puck past White to win it.Still on the road this week, CBA/J-D (7-7-3) faces Ontario Bay and Ithaca, while F-M (10-6-1) stays at the Twin Rinks to welcome Rome Free Academy and Cazenovia.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: CBA/J-DF-Mice hockeylast_img read more

Meet the musicians who perform the soundtrack for SU games

first_imgSU’s fight song “Down the Field,” written in 1914, echoes through the Carrier Dome in big moments: former SU guard John Gillon’s buzzer-beater to beat Duke in 2017, senior running back Dontae Strickland’s 13 yard touchdown run to cap off a 30-7 win over Florida State on Sept. 15, and when SU fans flooded the field after beating then-No. 2 Clemson last fall.The Syracuse marching band and pep band have become fixtures at Orange sporting events — the marching band plays at football games, and the pep band at men’s basketball. The marching band formed in 1901 and is one of the oldest bands in the country. It’s among the largest student organizations on campus. Syracuse’s marching band, a staple of the fan experience at the Carrier Dome, features 155 students across more than 85 majors from SU, SUNY-ESF, Onondaga Community College and Le Moyne College. There are 12 instruments in the ensemble, which each spend up to 12 hours per week in rehearsal sessions. They performed before the 2014 Super Bowl and aim to create an electric atmosphere during SU games.“They’ve always been really good and supportive of us,” said Syracuse’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, who is now coaching his 43rd-year at SU. “It makes it a lot easier for us to be successful on the court.”The actual game “is not the only aspect which inspires fandom and pride and creates identity and community,” Ben Phillips, a cultural sports historian, said in his master’s thesis. “Instead, team histories, nostalgia, stadiums, stadium traditions, fan activities, songs, cheers and geography all play a role.”On game days in the fall, the marching band’s first rehearsal — a two hour run-through — begins six hours before kickoff. It can start as early as 6 a.m. After a quick lunch break, the drumline convenes on the Quad and entertains there, sending percussion beats from Hendricks Chapel to Marshall Street two and a half hours prior to the game. When they finish their set, the whole band marches to the Dome and performs the pregame show.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter lunch, the band suits up in their uniforms — long white socks to cover the ankles, a dri-fit T-shirt and white-and-blue-striped overalls. Shako hats with plumes complete the get-up. The wool uniforms require several layers and can get hot, especially in September’s air-condition-less Dome, band members said.“These guys work their tails off,” SU Band Director Timothy Diem said. “We just don’t stop. From rehearsal and that little break, we don’t stop from two hours in front of the game until at least a half hour after the game.”Bridget Slomian | Presentation DirectorSince Diem’s hiring in 2016, after 11 years as the leader of Minnesota’s band, the two athletic bands’ cultures have changed. Members said it has become more rigorous and detail-oriented under Diem.They drill footwork for hours leading up to every Syracuse football home game, stitching together intricate formations for their pregame and halftime shows. The band uses a program called Pyware to lay out choreography steps in rehearsals. While SU running backs practice precise cuts to escape the backfield, band members lug instruments strapped to themselves as they hit precise yard marks: movements down to one-quarter of a yard, sophomore member Amanda Zall said.“We’ve got our music book and we’ve got our moving book,” Diem said. “You’ve got to learn both. It’s like an offensive and defensive playbook.”The band’s motto, former trombone player Edward Schwering said, is the band always wins. No one keeps score for the band, they’re just there to “get the team hyped, create that atmosphere,” even if the Orange is losing.During the NCAA Tournament, the pep band travels with the men’s basketball team. Sophomore member David Franco recalled a time he sat on the plane near junior guard Tyus Battle, and when he ran into Boeheim in a hotel elevator.“My friend was clearly starstruck,” Franco said. “I was kind of oblivious. ‘David, do you know who that was on that elevator?’ my friend asked me. ‘That was Jim Boeheim.’”Playing for basketball games is different from football games because it’s a more compressed environment and the pep band doesn’t have to move as much. The band can “play to the game even easier,” Diem said. Based on actions in the game, the band has to react and decide which tune to play. If SU hits a 3-pointer, and the opposition calls a timeout to stop the momentum, Diem might direct the band to play an upbeat tune like The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme some Lovin” or The Mooney Suzuki’s “Alive and Amplified.”Beside the SU fight song, the marching band’s favorite songs include DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships,” and Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.”The marching band’s end goal, Diem said, is to appeal to the student section as well as the families with student tickets. One week, they played rock and roll. Another week, they played swing music and the military branch themes for Military Appreciation Day. They also plan to perform The Greatest Showman soundtrack soon.“We try to keep the crowd interested,” Diem said. “And on their feet.” Comments Published on October 18, 2018 at 12:54 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

St Vincent PM wins defamation case against radio station

first_imgA pro-opposition radio station in St Vincent and the Grenadines has begun efforts to raise an estimated EC$225,000 it owes Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves after he successfully sued for defamation.Gonsalves had filed the defamation suit after comments were made by talk show host, Matthew Thomas, on the programme “Stay Awake”, broadcast on NICE Radio in January 2007.This is the second lawsuit that the station has lost to Gonsalves and management has started the radiothon to prevent the station from being liquidated in order to meet the judgement.In the February 10, 2012, judgement, the High Court ordered Thomas and BDS Ltd., owners of NICE Radio, to pay Gonsalves EC$155,000 in aggravated damages, EC$11,625 cost, and interest of five per cent until the monies were paid.According to the ruling, Thomas, on January 29, 2007, had made certain statements about Gonsalves having untoward intentions toward a former radio host. Thomas had also accused Gonsalves of using the Office of the Prime Minister to facilitate illegal activities.The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the lower court and the parties are due back in court on June 26, 2017.Attorney Kay Bacchus-Baptiste, who represented the respondents during the appeal, said she has revived a committee formed some years ago to raise a similar amount to save NICE Radio after the first defamation judgment in favour of Gonsalves.She told radio listeners during the radiothon on NICE Radio Monday night that the respondents do not have to raise all the monies by then, but it would be good if that is the case.last_img read more

Playtech wins Totalizator Sportowy Casino & Games contract

first_img Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Share Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Mor WeizerPoland’s national lottery operator Totalizator Sportowy has selected Playtech Plc as the lead systems supplier for its online casino platform and games portfolio.The FTSE250 industry technology firm won the exclusive contract following a competitive tender process by Totalizator Sportowy governance.Moving forward, Playtech will integrate its complete online casino platform and games suite, with the technology further providing digital marketing and gaming consultancy services for Totalizator Sportowy.Confirming the Totalizator Sportowy deal, Playtech Group CEO Mor Weizer was pleased to welcome a further established tier1 regulated market operator to Playtech stables.“Totalizator Sportowy has been supplying lottery and gambling products for more than 60 years and is the largest operator in Poland. We are thrilled to have been selected as its new online casino partner and I’m delighted to be able to announce this agreement today,” Weizer stated.The Totalizator Sportowy agreement forms part of Playtech’s ‘local heroes’ strategy to partner with the leading land-based brands and institutions in newly regulated online markets.Weizer continued: “Given the scale and flexibility of our gaming platform Playtech is the partner of choice for leading land-based operators that are best placed to lead the online growth of newly regulating online markets.”last_img read more