Chelsea close to £33m Michy Batshuayi deal – WATCH some of his best bits

first_imgChelsea are on the verge of landing Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.The Premier League giants are understood to have agreed a £33million deal with Marseille for the striker, who is currently on Euro 2016 duty with Belgium.Batshuayi scored 17 goals in Ligue last season and has also attracted interest from Crystal Palace and Tottenham.But the 22-year-old is now heading to Stamford Bridge to become Antonio Conte’s first signing as Blues boss.Chelsea are keen to get the deal finalised before Euro 2016 ends and, according to the Guardian, have already sent medical staff to Belgium’s training camp in Bordeaux to conduct initial tests on Batshuayi.Batshuayi scored in Belgium’s last 16 victory over Hungary and is line to feature in their quarter-final against Wales on Friday.Check out some of his highlights below and let us know whether you think he would be a good signing for Chelsea…last_img read more

Arellano Eyes twin NCAA titles

first_imgPH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Almodiel, a 20-year-old transferee from Southwestern University in Cebu, vowed to strike back strong.“I felt the pressure. I hope to bounce back,” said Almodiel.In the juniors’ division, defending champion Perpetual Help and Letran start their own best-of-three duel at 11 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentscenter_img GA tackles crucial POC issues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Arellano University eyes a double celebration as its men’s and women’s teams try to finish off their respective foes in the 93rd NCAA volleyball tournament on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.“We can’t afford to give them a chance to beat us,” said coach Obet Javier as his Lady Chiefs gun for a second straight women’s title and third overall.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Chiefs shoot for a finals sweep after turning back the San Beda Lady Red Spikers, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, in Game 1.Regine Anne Arocha and Jovielyn Grace Prado are expected to star anew in the 4 p.m. showdown after the duo led three other players who finished in double-figures.In men’s action, the Chiefs also stunned the fancied Perpetual Help Altas, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, to gain the upper hand in their best-of-three duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’ll just try to help the team win a championship,” said Christian dela Paz, who delivered 24 points in the opener.The 20-year-old Dela Paz outshone Perpetual Help’s Joebert Almodiel, the newly awarded rookie MVP and Best Outside Spiker, who was held to eight hits in his first finals appearance in the NCAA.last_img read more

Six Russian weightlifters suspended for doping

first_imgRussia’s Weightlifting Federation has suspended six athletes for between two and eight years for doping based on the decisions of a disciplinary anti-doping committee, the official website of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Monday.The athletes suspended for eight years are silver medallist of the 2014 European Championship among juniors Yegor Ivanov and five-time champion of Russia Aminat Maskhadova, reports Tass.Nadezhda Ovchinnikova, the champion of Europe in 2014 among juniors, has been banned for two years. Larisa Kobeyeva, who won the world junior championship in 2014 in Kazan, and also Kseniya Kolomiyets and Anton Kotlayrov have been suspended for four years.Russia’s Judo Federation has suspended for four years the country’s champion in 2015 Pyotr Khachirov for violating anti-doping rules, the press service of RUSADA said.last_img read more

Wenger hits back at Neville after ‘spineless’ jibe

first_imgArsenal Wenger hits back at Neville after Arsenal called ‘spineless’ & a ‘disgrace’ Joe Wright 21:38 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arsene Wenger Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsène Wenger The Gunners boss believes criticism of his team’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City is unfair, given the quality of their opponents Arsene Wenger has defended his Arsenal players after Gary Neville called them ‘spineless’ and an ‘absolute disgrace’ for their performance in the Carabao Cup final.Arsenal were beaten 3-0 at Wembley by Manchester City on Sunday and Wenger’s side produced a meek display in the game.The performance prompted former Manchester United captain Neville to tear into Arsenal and he criticised Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil for walking. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Wenger rejected the suggestion some of his players did not produce at the expected level against City.“You could find that [walking] on both sides,” Wenger said. “You can always get out pictures from a game that justifies what you think.”You find in every single game, on both sides, moments where a player doesn’t track. You have to analyse why. Has he made two runs before to go in behind and was exhausted, or did he not track because he didn’t want to? That is different.“Of course, the players gave me everything. I am long enough in the game to know that when you lose a big game, people always say that the players don’t want it enough.”Did we lose the game because of that? I am not convinced. When there is a big difference like 3-0 you always get that impression. For me, it is not the main reason.“We got to the final and you don’t get there by coincidence. You have to fight to get there and we did. We didn’t play against a poor team in the semi-final, we played against Chelsea and we have shown that we can fight.”We have to live with the criticism, it’s part of the modern game. People who comment – their job is to comment, so you have to live with that. What is important is how we respond.”Wenger also believes his team’s critics should show “a bit of perspective” as he feels the final was close and insists it should not be considered shameful to lose to a team with a 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League.He added: “I felt it was a very tight game until the 2-0. When you look at the end, Man City had three shots on target, we had two, so overall I believe we have to turn the decisive moment in our favour and play with more freedom.”I think we played a bit apprehensively. It’s important that force is part of our game.”I’m quite amazed at how people analyse; it looks like we lost against a team in division five. We lost against a team that dominates English football at the moment. We have to take a bit of perspective.”Nacho Monreal was forced off in the first half of the defeat and Wenger fears the defender could miss up to four matches, including Premier League clashes with City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford and the first leg of the Europa League last-16 tie against AC Milan.”Nacho is out for the two games,” said Wenger. “He might be out for two more: Milan, and maybe one more.”He had an inflamed back – a disc problem. Everyone else is fit.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

17 days ago​Joint official energy partner for AC and Inter Milan

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Joint official energy partner for AC and Inter Milanby Ian Ferris17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC and Inter Milan have announced A2A Energia as their official energy partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The two Serie A rivals have both agreed a deal with the Brescia-based company, confirming the agreement in a joint announcement. The length and financial terms of the partnership have not bene made public.The Milan clubs have signed several commercial deals of late, though this is the first joint tie-up of note recently.Paolo Scaroni, AC Milan chairman, said of the new deal: “Milan and A2A are brought together by strong ambition and constant evolution, this agreement has come about thanks to our club culture as a socially-progressive body that also focuses on the well-being of the area in which we work. We hope that this partnership marks the start of a constant process of growth alongside one another.” last_img read more

Jimmy Kimmel Joins Celebrity Supporters Of St Jude Thanks And Giving Campaign

first_imgThis holiday season Jimmy Kimmel makes his St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign debut alongside returning celebrity friends Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, Luis Fonsi and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas.Jimmy Kimmel Supports St JudeCollectively, they star in national television spots and a star-studded movie trailer asking people to help transform the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising funds and awareness for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media and more than 70 of the nation’s leading, national brands that ask consumers to support St. Jude while they shop this November-December. The national television spots debut on Monday, Nov. 23, and run through the end of the year.“I’m honored to be involved in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign this year and to be part of the team that is helping to save the lives of children in communities across America and around the world,” said Kimmel. “My new friends Kenlie and Jaycee, who I filmed a television spot with this year, are a true inspiration to me. I hope that everyone will join me and help the children of St. Jude who are in the biggest fight of their lives.”The campaign’s national television spots air on network and cable television channels, as well as online, in both English and Spanish. The movie trailer appears in theatres nationwide and in Puerto Rico — including Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark USA, Carmike Cinemas, Malco Theatres and many others. Additionally, the PSA is shown on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines flights and through Accent Health’s waiting room media network, a division of CNN. All of the spots, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, will debut online in late November.The campaign will receive additional celebrity support from Lily Aldridge, Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Greene, Lucy Hale, The Band Perry, Sam Hunt, Olivia Holt, Zac Posen, David Lee, Mike Conley, Cristian de La Fuente, Karla Martinez, David and Tamela Mann, Jazmine Sullivan, Erica Campbell, Travis Greene, Anita Wilson, Latice Crawford and many others in the form of radio spots, online videos, social media support and more.“We are so thankful for this incredible group of celebrity friends who lend their hearts, time and talent for our St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “They help us bring our lifesaving mission to millions of people who then open their hearts to the children of St. Jude during the holiday season. This amazing support allows us to keep my father’s founding promise that no family pays St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food – because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”In addition, celebrities created holiday product to benefit St. Jude. Longtime supporter Daisy Fuentes designed an inspirational bracelet and the family of Maya Angelou designed a one-of-a-kind blessings jar for the St. Jude Gift Shop. Both of these products, along with hundreds of St. Jude items ranging from ornaments, baking goods and apparel, are available to purchase online during the holiday season with all proceeds benefitting St. Jude.“These powerful voices and passionate hearts join Marlo Thomas and our long legacy of celebrities who have embraced Danny Thomas’ vision that ‘no child die in the dawn of life,’” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “With their support, the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has become part of a holiday tradition that reminds us all to reflect on the spirit of gratitude and to give so that we can find cures and help save children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”last_img read more

Huge relief for Messi as Argentina make the last 16

first_imgLionel Messi admitted that Marcos Rojo’s late winner for Argentina has come as a “huge relief” as they overcame Nigeria with a 2-1 victory to progress to the last 16 of the World CupFollowing a dismal display in Argentina’s first two games of the tournament, Messi produced a superb first-half performance and capped it off with a brilliant opening goal in the 14th minute of the game to hand La Albiceleste the lead.However, Victor Moses’ penalty cancelled out the Barcelona star’s opener and setted-up a tense second-half for the two-time champions against a Nigeria side who were determined to make the knockout stages for only the fourth time in their history.But in the final five minutes of the game, defender Marcos Rojo scored a fine late volley to send Argentina through to the Round of 16.Following a shock 1-1 draw with Iceland and a humbling 3-0 defeat to Croatia, the victory over Nigeria could not have come at a better time for both Argentina and Messi – who ended a run of 662 minutes without a goal in the World Cup (which also came against Nigeria in 2014).FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We have suffered a lot because it was a difficult situation,” said Messi, according to Sport360.“There was a lot at stake and of course it was a huge relief for all of us.“It was a difficult match because of the results before and many other things that have been said. We knew it was going to be difficult but fortunately, we have achieved our aim.“We didn’t think that we were going to suffer as much as we have. We were quite confident that we would be able to go through and fortunately it became true.”Argentina will now face Group C winners France in the last 16 in Kazan on Saturday.last_img read more

Roberto Carlos asks for patience in Madrids fans

first_imgThe former Los Merengues footballer believes the team’s decision not to replace Cristiano Ronaldo was the correct oneAfter Cristiano Ronaldo left Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid for Italian Lega Serie A giants Juventus, many were thinking who could replace himBut the superstar was never replaced by Los Blancos and many fans were not happy about it.Former Real Madrid player Roberto Carlos said on Saturday that he believes this was the right call by the club.“In football, there are so many great football players like Eden Hazard, Roberto Lewandowski, and Neymar. Real Madrid is always after the best talent,” he was quoted by 360 Sport.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“At the club, there are some very good footballers even after Cristiano Ronaldo left. The president Florentino Perez stays calm and doesn’t rush to sign players for the sake of it.”“It is up to the club if they want to sign a player and it is important they identify players who can fit into the team’s style of play. If they find a player, then they will have to make a decision to try and sign him,” he explained.“He was playing for Real Madrid and we want to thank him for what he did for the club.”“Yes, Real Madrid has made a very good contract,” he added.“They have a good organization within the group. Some football players went out and some came in. Same with coaches with Julen coming in. Real Madrid is like that and he is building a team to become champions.”last_img read more

No 8 Cardinals Drop Opening Game at No 13 Clemson

first_img ACC Network Extra Louisville had scoring chances throughout the night, getting the leadoff hitter on base in four of the game’s final five innings, however it couldn’t find the big hit with runners on. Binelas, Lavey, Drew Campbell and Danny Oriente had the four hits on the night for the Cardinals. Reigning National Pitcher of the Month Reid Detmers (5-2) suffered his second loss of the season, allowing five runs over six innings of work. Detmers struck out 10 for the sixth time in eight starts this season. Jack Perkins pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts out of the bullpen. Live Stats However, the Clemson (23-7, 10-3) offense did the rest of the damage on the night. The Tigers moved in front on a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Clemson then added a second home run on the very next pitch to make it 4-1 game. For the 20th time in 30 games, it was Louisville that struck first on Friday night. Alex Binelas was hit by a pitch with two away and Justin Lavey made it hurt with a double into the gap that brought Binelas all the way around for the game’s first run. Next Game: at Clemson 4/6/2019 | 5:00 PM Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster center_img PDF Box Score The loss snaps Louisville’s (23-7, 9-4 ACC) six-game winning streak and is just the second loss for the Cardinals at Clemson in seven games since joining the ACC in 2015. CLEMSON, S.C. – In the opening game of the weekend series, the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team took a 5-1 loss at No. 13 Clemson on Friday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers hit their third home run of the game leading off the fifth inning to stretch the margin to four and the game’s final margin. Preview Story Links Louisville and Clemson will continue the series on Saturday, with first pitch scheduled for 5:00 p.m., ET. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more