10 months agoSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milan

first_imgSevilla attacker Luis Muriel wants Fiorentina over AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla attacker Luis Muriel is ready to move to Fiorentina.Muriel was expected to join AC Milan in January, thanks to his agent Alessandro Lucci’s good relationship with the Rossonero.However, Muriel would prefer to move to the Viola.Fiorentina have already offered a first proposal of €12m, which has fallen short of Sevilla’s valuation.Milan coach Rino Gattuso, meanwhile, confirmed yesterday: “I don’t know if we’ve got him, but we have talked about him.“We talked about him, as we did about other players.“Muriel can play wide, but you need to make the most of his characteristics and get him to attack the goal. He can play as a support striker too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

19 days agoInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella: Why I rejected concrete Chelsea offer

first_imgInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella: Why I rejected concrete Chelsea offerby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella admits he was close to joining Chelsea in January.The Italy international was with Cagliari at the time and would eventually sign for Inter over the summer.”Chelsea wanted to recruit me in January, the negotiations were concrete,” the midfielder tells Gazzetta dello Sport. “At Cagliari I said: ‘It is no easy period for the team, I will stay here for the season. “‘Then I will make a decision’.” Barella admits he’s enjoying playing for former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte at Inter.He added, “Do you see how Conte’s team is running? It is not just because they are well prepared. It’s the result of what he puts into your head.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Timeline of events at St Michaels College School

first_imgMonday, Nov. 12:— In the morning, school administrators receive a video of a hazing incident, which police sources say involved members of the basketball team bullying a student in the washroom and soaking him with water.— The school launches an internal investigation and interviews the students involved and their parents.— The school contacts police to seek advice on how to handle the incident. Police advise that if the alleged victim thinks it was an assault, he should report it to police.— In the evening, the administration receives a video of a second incident, which police sources say involved a group of students on the football team pinning down another student in a locker room and allegedly sexually assaulting him with a broom handle. Thursday Nov. 15:— Police dispute the school’s claim that the administration contacted police about the alleged sexual assault on Monday.— The school is made aware of a third incident captured on video and notifies police, which later said it also involved an alleged sexual assault.— The school sends another email to parents about the incidents and the expulsions. Friday, Nov. 16— The school holds two information sessions for parents regarding the incidents. Tuesday, Nov. 13:— The school investigates both incidents, identifies and interviews all students involved and their parents.— Four students allegedly involved in the hazing incident are expelled. TORONTO — Here’s a timeline of events at St. Michael’s College School based on information provided by the school and Toronto police:center_img With Ont-School-Investigation, The Canadian Press Sunday, Nov. 18:— Principal Greg Reeves says in a series of media interviews that the school has reported a fourth incident captured on video to police.— Reeves admits he didn’t report the alleged sexual assault to police on Monday because the victim had not yet informed his parents about the incident.Monday, Nov. 19:— Police say six boys have been arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault at St. Michael’s — five of them turned themselves in, a sixth one was arrested on the way to school.— Police say they’re investigating three additional three incidents, including one involving an alleged sexual assault. They warn the ongoing investigation could lead to more charges.— The accused — aged 14 and 15 years old — appear in a youth court and are granted bail. Wednesday, Nov. 14:— The school continues its internal investigation and expels four students and suspends another one in connection with the locker room incident.— Toronto police receive media inquiries about a video of an alleged sexual assault at St. Michael’s circulating on social media.— Police send an officer to the school. Prior to the officer’s arrival, police receive word from the media regarding the expulsions of students related to an alleged “sexual assault involving an object.”— The officer meets with the principal, who hands over the video of the alleged sexual assault.— Police announce they have launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault.— Police announce the video meets the definition of child pornography and advise it should be deleted immediately.— The school emails parents and issues a statement saying it notified police about both incidents on Monday.last_img read more

Pro and college football games dominate the TV ratings

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football.Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday.NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” Green Bay-New England contest was the top-rated NFL game of the season on any channel, the network said. More than 23 million viewers saw the England Patriots’ 31-17 victory over the Packers.CBS was the No. 1 network among all viewers last week, powered by the Alabama-LSU game and the Crimson Tide’s 29-0 victory over the Tigers. The prime-time match-up drew 11.5 million viewers.A pair of top 10 series, “The Big Bang Theory” and “NCIS,” also helped boost CBS, which ranks as the most-watched network for the season so far and the leader for the last 10 consecutive seasons.But NBC is only about 230,000 viewers behind, the closest the peacock network has been to CBS at this point since 2001. It went on to win the 2001-02 season with series including “Friends” and “ER” and the Winter Olympics.CBS earned last week’s top spot with a prime-time average of 8.02 million viewers. NBC had 7.83 million viewers, ABC had 4.28 million, Fox had 5.52 million, Univision had 1.37 million, Telemundo had 1.23 million, ION Television had 1.17 million and the CW had 990,000.ESPN was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.54 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel had 2.47 million viewers, MSNBC had 1.85 million, Hallmark had 1.81 million and USA had 1.19 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.28 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 8.06 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.06 million.For the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “NFL Sunday Night Football: Green Bay at New England,” NBC, 23.68 million; “NFL Sunday Post Game,” Fox, 17.8 million; “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff,” NBC, 17.4 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 12.65 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 12.3 million; “The OT,” Fox, 12.1 million; “Football Night in America,” NBC, 11.7 million; “Home Depot Prime College Football: Alabama at LSU,” CBS, 11.5 million; “Fox Thursday Night Football: Oakland at San Francisco,” Fox, 11.1 million; “NFL Regular Season: New England at Buffalo,” ESPN, 11.07 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Lynn Elber can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lynnelber.last_img read more

Sunny morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a bright and breezy morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded a notch below the season’s average at 17.6 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature for the day was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius. “The city may witness strong surface wind during the day,” an Indian Meteorological Department official said. At 8.30 a.m. the humidity was recorded at 58 per cent. On Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded a notch above the season’s average at 34.3 degrees Celsius and the minimum was two notches above at 19 degrees.last_img read more

Manchester City retain Premier League title

first_imgBrighton: Manchester City held off a titanic challenge from Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League title by coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday. A 14th straight league win ensured Pep Guardiola’s men pipped Liverpool by a solitary point as the Reds’ long wait to win the league continued despite a 2-0 victory over Wolves at Anfield that saw them post the third highest points tally in Premier League history. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuCity remain on course to complete the first ever domestic treble in English football in the FA Cup final next weekend as goals from Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan saw the visitors recover from Glenn Murray’s shock opener. For 83 seconds Liverpool fans were able to dream, but City showed why they are champions and have racked up a remarkable 98 points, just two shy of their record century of points last season. Liverpool applied as much pressure as they could with their own nine-game winning run to end the season and went in front early against Wolves to raise the tension inside the Amex Stadium. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersCity had not conceded in their previous four games, but Brighton were playing on their nerves as they sought revenge for defeat in their FA Cup semi-final last month. Ali Jahanbakhsh flashed a shot just wide of Ederson’s right-hand post before the moment that was celebrated as wildly 270 miles north at Anfield as it was on the south coast. Pascal Gross’s dangerous in-swinging corner was powered home by veteran striker Murray at the near post on 27 minutes. This was the first time City had failed to score first in a league game since early December and the first time they had trailed at all in the 14-game winning run that has carried them to the title. However, Brighton’s lead and Liverpool’s hope lasted just over a minute. Aguero scored the sensational last-gasp goal that ended City’s own 44-year wait for the title in 2011/12 and his goals have been a constant of their now four Premier League triumphs in eight seasons. David Silva’s wonderful flick freed the Argentine in behind the Brighton defence and Aguero made no mistake with a powerful low finish. The brief shock of going behind sparked City into life as Mathew Ryan was then forced into saves at his near post from Bernardo Silva and Mahrez. However, Brighton were undone from a simple set-piece when Mahrez’s corner found Laporte completely unmarked to head City in front seven minutes before half-time. The champions still had nervy moments to see through as Ederson only just scrambled Lewis Dunk’s dipping free-kick over the bar with the last action of the first half. And the Brazilian goalkeeper was lucky not to concede a free-kick yards from the City goal line when he collected a back pass from Laporte. Yet, 27 minutes from time they had the breathing space they desired in a moment of magic and redemption for Mahrez. The Algerian has failed to make a big impact in his first season since joining for a club record Euro 60 million from Leicester. Until now his most noteworthy moment was a late missed penalty in a 0-0 draw at Anfield in October that could easily have cost City the title. Instead, he scored the goal to ensure Liverpool were denied at the end of a remarkable title tussle by cutting inside Dunk before firing into the top corner on his weaker right foot. Nine minutes later Gundogan added the icing on the champions’ cake with a glorious free-kick from 25 yards. Liverpool may have fallen just a point short, but the Anfield faithful were determined to remind the world that Sunday’s 2-0 win against Wolves in their last domestic game of the season wasn’t the end of an incredible campaign for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side hope to turn the agony of their title near-miss into the ecstasy of a sixth European Cup when they face Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1. Tuesday’s incredible 4-0 win against Barcelona that erased a 3-0 first leg deficit and sent Liverpool to their second successive Champions League final, ensuring their last shot at winning the title for this season didn’t feel quite so painful. Sadio Mane’s double gave them 97 points — the third highest total in Premier League history behind only City’s tallies this season and last. Liverpool, beaten only once all season in the league, also equalled the club’s top-flight record of 30 wins, set over 42 matches in 1978-79, after recording a ninth consecutive league victory. No wonder Liverpool were given a standing ovation when the final whistle sounded. Ninety minutes earlier, under picture-perfect blue skies, fans arrived at Anfield more in hope than expectation. Many Liverpool supporters were decked in the hastily made replicas of the ‘Never give up’ t-shirt Mohamed Salah wore during the post-match celebrations against Barcelona on Tuesday, while the PA system blared out Journey’s ‘Don’t stop believing’ before kick-off. But, with even the most diehard Kopite expecting City to win at Brighton, the mood around Anfield was one of pride in Liverpool’s season rather than genuine belief the afternoon would end in a title party. With Liverpool and Tottenham’s Champions League heroics showing anything is possible, Klopp had insisted one more football miracle couldn’t be ruled out.last_img read more

Arsenal need to keep momentum – Wilshere

first_imgArsenal’s Jack Wilshere believes that it is necessary that they maintain their “momentum” ahead of the first leg of their Europa League clash against CSKA MoscowAfter a terrible run of form at the beginning of 2018, which saw the Gunners suffer a four consecutive defeats, things have begun to turn around at the Emirates with Arsenal having now enjoyed a four game winning run in all competitions.While they had a below par performance against the struggling Stoke City last Saturday, Arsene Wenger’s side still came out with a convincing 3-0 victory and Wilshere believes this recent run of strong results can put them in good shape for the remainder of the campaign.“It’s a big game. We needed that 90 minutes out of the way. We needed to get the three points, move on and keep the momentum going.” said the 26 year-old, according to the London Evening Standard.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We’ve won a few in a row and wanted to keep that going. Now we’ve got a big one on Thursday and we’re ready for that.”“Sometimes it’s like that after an international break, it takes 45 minutes to blow the cobwebs off.“I think in the second half we tried to up it and as the game went on, they got tired, we upped it and our attacking play was too much for them.”The England international has appeared in nine of Arsenal’s 10 matches in the Europa League this season and is expected to feature against CSKA.last_img read more

Wolverhampton Wanderers is setting off three men on a loan

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have stated that they will be setting off three of their players on a loan. The trio include: Michal Zyro, Phil Ofusu-Ayeh, and Paul Gladon.Zyro, the 25-year-old Polish midfielder, will have to complete the remainder of the season with a club in his home country, Pogon Szczecin.Ofusu-Ayeh, a defender and a Ghanain birthed and raised in Germany, will also be joining a club in his home country, Hansa Rostock. The 26-year-old has suffered an injury-plagued season last year in his first season at Molineux after moving from Eintracht Braunschweig.Four players who should definitely start for Manchester United against Wolves Taimoor Khan – August 19, 2019 Manchester United would be eager to register back to back victories in the Premier League as they take on a difficult Wolves side at…The Dutchman, Gladon, will be joining a Belgian club in a four month loan. He’ll be playing for Sint-Truiden in the Belgian first division for his stay with the club. The 26-year-old has played out the previous season at Heracles after making only three appearances for Wolves.Wolves will be playing against West Ham United on Saturday to decide the fate of their current 14th ranking on the Premier League table.last_img read more

Pogba wants Italy return in January

first_imgManchester United’s Paul Pogba is keen on a return to his former club Juventus during the January transfer window, according to Metro.The Frenchman resigned for Manchester United back in the summer of 2016 for a then world record fee of £90million but has struggled to replicate the same performances from Juventus.Pogba is keen to leave Old Trafford after falling out with manager Jose Mourinho. The pair were involved in a heated bust-up with the United boss last term, which led him to be dropped from the team.Reports in the Italian press suggests Pogba’s poor relationship with Mourinho is the driving force behind his desire to leave Old Trafford. And the midfielder is planning a return to his former club where he would link up with Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Italian champions shelled out a club record €100million fee to bring the current Balon D’Or holder to the Allianz stadium in Turin.Should Pogba complete a shock return to Juventus, the midfielder would be able to play for the Italian club in the Champions League as UEFA have removed the ‘cup-tied’ rule from their competitions as of this season.But first, the France international must take on his former club in the Champions League group stage as United have been drawn alongside Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys in Group H.last_img read more

Edouard expecting tougher test against Leipzig

first_imgCeltic striker, Odsonne Edouard has warned teammates to expect a tougher test when they face RB Leipzig in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, following their 5-0 drubbing of Hearts.The Scottish champions require a victory over the Leipzig on Thursday evening to maintain genuine hope of progression from Europa League Group B.Edouard scored twice in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Premiership leaders Hearts and believes his side are in a good place to try and salvage their continental ambitions.“I think it will be a totally different game to the match in Germany,” said the French striker, according to Daily Mail.“It is a home match for us so it is going to be totally different.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We want to win every match so that will be the same on Thursday evening against Leipzig. We know that this is a really important game for us, so we want to go into it with the best approach and the best mindset.”“There is a good dynamic about the team at the moment and we are in good form. We are always working harder to get better and trying to improve our standards to get the wins.”Filip Benkovic, James Forrest and Ryan Christie were also on the scoresheet against Hearts as the Bhoys delivered a significant victory on Saturday.“I think we have shown over the past seven years that we are the best team and we want to keep that up for as long as we can,” added the 20-year-old Frenchman, who now has 11 goals for the season.”“For me, I feel good physically right now. The same goes for the whole team, too. I just try to do as well as I can in each match to help the team win.”last_img read more