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Pardew plays waiting game

first_imgNewcastle boss Alan Pardew is having to remain patient as he waits for the club to land their summer transfer targets. Press Association Owner Mike Ashley will provide funds after a desperate second half to last season following Yohan Cabaye’s £19million January departure for Paris St-Germain and the decision not to replace him immediately. But as ever, he will not sanction bids in excess of the club’s valuations, and nor will he blow apart the existing wage structure in order to secure the players Pardew wants. Managing director Lee Charnley has held talks with a series of potential signings, but Newcastle are yet to make a further breakthrough. Hertha Berlin frontman Pierre-Michel Lasogga seems destined for Hamburg despite the Magpies’ interest, while reports from France have suggested Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis, who has been monitored by the club for some time, is heading for Swansea instead. Pardew, Ashley and Charnley, along with chief scout Graham Carr, have identified a series of prospective targets with Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, currently on World Cup duty with France, among them. Strikers remain the overwhelming priority following the return of loan signings Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong to QPR and Borussia Monchengladbach respectively, while Shola Ameobi’s contract expires at the end of this month and will not be renewed. However, sources on Tyneside were playing down a link with Metz frontman Diafra Sakho on Monday. Chelsea’s Victor Moses, who came close to joining Newcastle from Crystal Palace in January 2010 before heading for Wigan instead, is the latest player to be mentioned in dispatches, but the bulk of the club’s business is unlikely to be done before the World Cup is over and Pardew will have to bide his time as he awaits progress. center_img The Magpies have already announced the capture of out-of-contract Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback and young Tenerife Striker Ayoze Perez, but that barely scratches the surface of the work the manager would like to be completed by the closure of the window. However, while the ongoing World Cup finals is a complication with some of the men on the club’s wish-list in action in Brazil, finance continues to determine what may and may not happen. last_img read more

Defoe deal not done – Redknapp

first_img “I spoke to Rio and I thought he was going to appeal – it was unjust and a heavy punishment,” Redknapp said. “Somebody’s criticised him and he’s criticised them back. “If you criticise me and I criticise you back – that’s life. “It’s a very heavy ban, three games, but I think he’s decided not to appeal – he’ll let it die now and move on.” Redknapp does, however, have a number of players back from injury for Saturday, with Jordon Mutch, Joey Barton and Nedum Onuoha all returning to full training this week. City have won just once in their last five matches in all competitions and Manuel Pellegrini admitted his side are suffering from a “crisis in confidence” after Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at home to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Redknapp, however, is taking nothing for granted. “They’ve got a fantastic squad of players, if you look at their team,” Redknapp said. “They’ll be fighting out the championship this year with Chelsea. “We did well at Chelsea last week and we’ve got to play with same commitment as we showed against Liverpool and Aston Villa. If we do that, we’ve got a chance. “You can’t kid yourselves – City haven’t become a bad team overnight. “They’ve got a great squad, they’ve got a good manager and they’re the Premier League champions, so we’re playing a top team and we’re looking forward to it.” QPR boss Harry Redknapp is keen to sign Jermain Defoe in January but insists a deal has not already been struck for the former Tottenham striker. “He’s a player we’d be interested in in January, but it depends on the expense of the deal,” Redknapp said. “Nothing is anywhere near being concluded. “We tried to get him before the deadline (in August) but I don’t think there’s been any movement on that one. “I’m a big fan of Jermain’s – I’ve signed him enough times. “He’s a goalscorer and a player you’d obviously like at your club if possible, but the figures would have to be right. “I haven’t spoken to the chairman about it yet. We’ll see. I know what we need.” QPR host Manchester City on Saturday but will again be without Rio Ferdinand for the visit of the Barclays Premier League champions. Ferdinand is serving a three-match ban for using the word ‘sket’ on Twitter – a comment for which he was also fined £25,000 by the Football Association. Redknapp has signed Defoe twice before for Portsmouth and Spurs, and reports suggest a transfer has been agreed for the prolific forward with FC Toronto. The 32-year-old, who has scored 19 goals in 55 appearances for England, came close to moving to Loftus Road in the summer before being tempted by a switch to Major League Soccer. Press Associationlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Mohammad Nabi’s 2/21, Jonny Bairstow’s 48 give Sunrisers Hyderabad third consecutive win

first_img New Delhi: Mohammad Nabi, once again had a sensational day at the office, bowling another fine spell getting Shikhar Dhawan (12) and Rishabh Pant (5), eventually restricting the host, Delhi Capitals for a below-par total of 129 runs. Nabi’s spell was backed by another superlative knock from Jonny Bairstow’s willow. Nabi also gave last touches to the victory scoring 17 runs off just 9 deliveries at an astonishing strike-rate of 188.89, helping his side register a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.  Bhuvneshwar Kumar led Sunrisers Hyderabad again, in the absence of Kane Williamson, and chose to bowl with an unchanged side against Delhi Capitals. Capitals made three changes to their XI that lost to Kings XI Punjab three days ago.The hosts picked a spin-heavy side – three in all – by bringing in Axar Patel and Rahul Tewatia on a pitch their captain Shreyas Iyer said would turn in the second innings. Ishant Sharma also came in as they left out Avesh Khan, Hanuma Vihari and Harshal Patel. Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their third consecutive win of the season. Delhi Capitals has lost both the home games of IPL 2019.Jonny Bairstow was awarded as the man-of-the-match.  Prithvi Shaw started off confidently with two fours in the very first over but couldn’t capitalize on the start. He failed to read the slower delivery, the traditional off-cutter and played an ugly swipe across the line, only to see off stump moving. His counterpart, Shikhar Dhawan too followed him and at the end of the powerplay, Capitals were 36 runs for the loss of both their openers. Scoring six runs per over, Sunrisers Hyderabad was able to maintain the pressure on Delhi’s batsmen. Bhuvneshwar Kumar assessed the conditions well and asked the bowlers to bowl slow on a wicket where the runs were hard to come by. The batting was haphazard and lacked in direction, and once again Nabi was Hyderabad’s go to bowler. Teased and lulled them into doing what he wanted them to do. Struck the early blows and the rest of the bowlers were on hand to restrict Capitals. Iyer seemed to be the only Capitals’ batsman to have figured the pitch out but just when he was looking solid, he threw his wicket away. Post this, Axar Patel’s power-hitting in the final over helped Delhi Capitals to finish with 129 runs on board. In response, Sunrisers Hyderabad was off to a blistering start with Jonny Bairstow and David Warner hammering the opposition bowlers all-around the ground. The duo made good use of powerplay as they were able to score boundaries on every other occasion and finished the first six overs for 62, with the former doing bulk of the scoring.With just 68 more needed in 14 overs, it looked that the orange army will end with five-six overs to spare. However, Delhi Capitals picked wickets in pair, which eventually kept them in the game. But they had a little run to defend and had to pay for it. In the end, Nabi, who isn’t doing anything wrong at the moment finished the game for his side with a six over point fielder to help Hyderabad reach the top of the table.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ballantyne carries LIU-Brooklyn over Wagner 74-66

first_imgBallantyne carries LIU-Brooklyn over Wagner 74-66 February 27, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Jack Ballantyne had 18 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lift Long Island-Brooklyn to a 74-66 win over Wagner on Thursday night.Jermaine Jackson Jr. had 18 points for Long Island-Brooklyn (14-16, 9-8 Northeast Conference). Raiquan Clark added 14 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Ty Flowers had 11 points and three blocks.Tyrone Nesby IV had 15 points for the Seahawks (8-20, 5-12). Alex Morales added 14 points and nine rebounds. Will Martinez had 12 points and six assists.center_img Curtis Cobb III, the Seahawks’ leading scorer heading into the matchup at 16 points per game, had 8 points on 2-of-10 shooting.The Sharks leveled the season series against the Seahawks with the win. Wagner defeated Long Island-Brooklyn 72-64 on Jan. 20. Long Island-Brooklyn finishes out the regular season against Sacred Heart on the road on Saturday. Wagner finishes out the regular season against Bryant at home on Saturday.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Tons by Surujnarine, Ivan propel Albion to outright victory

first_img… RHT Thunderbolt, Tucber Park, Blairmont secure 1st innings pointsTHE 2019 Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/Banks DIH 1st Division 2-Day cricket tourney bowled off  last weekend with a number of breathtaking performances highlighting the opening round of matches. At Albion, Port Mourant Cricket Club (PMCC) lost by an innings and 148 runs to Albion.Port Mourant crashed out for just 98 runs in their first innings as Rampertab Ramnauth and Mahendra Boodram top-scored with 29 and 30. The resistance was met by some bowling class from the ever-improving Kevin Umroa who snared 6-45 and former Windies Test spinner Devendra Bishoo, returning to club cricket after a hiatus, picked up 3-32 for Albion.The home team, in reply, amassed 358 for 6, mainly due to some class from a pair of former Guyana batsmen in Kandasammy Surujnarine and Rajiv Ivan who both smacked identical scores of 112.Ramesh Kasinauth 50 and Adrian Sukhwa 36, capped off a strong first-innings batting exhibition. Port Mourant saw a glimmer of hope after Demetri Cameron bagged 4 for 116, but it was tough going for his side who were staring at a deficit of 260 runs.PMCC’s second innings was no different as they were flattened for 112 despite Ramnauth hitting 63 not out. Bishoo returned to claim three more wickets (3-45) ending with a grand total of six victims while Ivan followed up his ton with returns of 2-32.Rose Hall Thunderbolt Flour and Rose Hall Canje play to a drawAt the Area ‘H’ Ground, Rose Hall Town Thunderbolt Flour, batting first, made 279 after Delbert Hicks 89 and Eon Hooper who scored his first senior ton, 109, lifted their side after a top-order collapse.Bowling for the visitors, Zaheer Hussain and Boodram Ramsarran grabbed two wickets apiece, but their side were bowled out for 159 despite Joel Seitaram’s 42. Hooper highlighted the day with a strong bowling outing which yielded figures of 4 for 36, while Shawn Pereira (3-27) and Junior Sinclair (2-34) lent support.RHT Thunderbolt Flour enforced the follow-on but was denied a possible victory thanks to Kedar Amsterdam who scored his maiden first-division century, stroking 101 with Seitaram hitting a useful 49 as the visitors ended on 199 for 5 when the match came to an end.Blairmont vs West Berbice was affected by rainAt the Blairmont ground, Kevin Jawahir slammed 196 to lead Blairmont to 421 for 8 declared. Batting first, Marvin Prashad hit 86 and Seon Glasgow 49. West Berbice, in reply, were bowled out for 164 despite 67 from Karime Mentore.National youth player Nigel Deodat starred with 7-62 for Blairmont, who led by 257 before deciding to bat again, before declaring at 47 for 2. Batting again, West Berbice struggled to 22 for 3 before rain ended the match early.Young Warriors and Tucber Park ended in draw. At the Cumberland ground, Young Warriors scored 191 all out with Trevon Stanislaus making 55. Off-spinner Quacy Mickle captured 5-64 and Leon Swammy 4-42 bowling for Tucber Park.In response, Tucber Park reached 260 all out with Mickle completing a fine all-round performance to score 42 not out, with support from Anthony D‘Andrade 41 and Keon DeJesus 40. Stanislaus then returned to snare 5-49 as the Warriors in their second innings reached 51 for 3 before the match ended.Albion will play RHT Thunderbolt Flour at the Area ‘H’ Ground, while at home Port Mourant will tackle Rose Hall Canje with both games being played this coming Friday and Saturday.Meanwhile Saturday and Sunday’s clashes will see Tucber Park play West Berbice at Bush Lot ground while Young Warriors battle Blairmont at Cumberland.last_img read more

Grades: Great performances all around in Saturday’s upset

first_imgSenior linebacker Blake Sorensen led the Wisconsin defense with 10 tackles against the Buckeyes, earning him game MVP honors.[/media-credit]Every week Herald Sports will analyze the most recent Wisconsin football game and hand out grades for each position group on a scale from zero to five. Let’s examine how the Badgers scored in their upset victory over No. 1 Ohio State.Quarterbacks – 4 out of 5Senior quarterback Scott Tolzien had been waiting months for another shot against the Buckeyes after last year’s debacle in Columbus. He knew he needed to avoid mistakes and get the ball in his playmakers’ hands this time around, and aside from one poor throw, Tolzien was spot-on. He finished 13-16 for 152 yards and made a number of clutch third down throws to keep the chains moving. He avoided the pass rush and put his offense in advantageous situations by making a lot of checks at the line of scrimmage. The one interception is a throw Tolzien wants back, but overall it was a solid, efficient day for the senior signal caller.Running backs – 5 out of 5In case you haven’t already heard, the Buckeyes had refused to allow a 100-yard rusher in 29 games until they came to Madison. Junior running back John Clay ran through that physical front seven and ended that impressive streak by totaling 106 yards on the ground. Clay also ran for two touchdowns as he ran with a purpose all night. Unfortunately for OSU, James White was just as good. The freshman ran for 75 yards and scored a critical 12-yard touchdown to give the Badgers a 10-point lead late in the fourth quarter.Wide receivers – 4 out of 5The Badgers did most of their work on the ground, but the wideouts made the most of their opportunities. Nick Toon won his matchup with OSU corner Chimdi Checkwa and the junior proved to be Tolzien’s go-to target, catching seven balls. David Gilreath’s 97-yard kickoff return was a game-changer and the senior also had a big 18-yard grab to give the Badgers a key first down. Isaac Anderson only had two catches, but both were critical for UW to effectively move the chains.Tight ends – 3.5 out of 5It was a quiet day for senior captain Lance Kendricks through the air, but the tight end always contributes for the running game with his tremendous blocking. The attention Kendricks draws also opens up some space for the Badgers wideouts, but the tight ends weren’t completely shut down. Freshman Jacob Pedersen hauled in a 33-yard catch in the final stages off of play action to help UW close out the game.Offensive line – 5 out of 5The Badger O-line looked like the best unit in the country Saturday. Plain and simple. Against one of the toughest defensive lines in college football, UW ran for 184 yards and Tolzien was never sacked. The Buckeyes were bringing eight, sometimes, nine defenders into the box and it didn’t make a difference. Wisconsin’s offensive line, led by seniors John Moffitt and Gabe Carimi, played a game for the ages Saturday and they are the main reason UW came away with the victory.Defensive line – 4.5 out of 5UW’s defensive line faced a tall order trying to contain Terrelle Pryor, but the Badger front men came through in a big way. Pryor was sacked three times (twice by J.J. Watt, who also had three tackles for loss) and he was contained in the pocket for most of the night. The D-line was tough against the run and freed up space for the linebackers to make plays. And yeah, Watt is an absolute beast.Linebackers – 4.5 out of 5Senior Blake Sorensen was the man making most of those plays for the UW linebackers. Sorensen had 10 total tackles to lead the team and recorded the game-sealing interception during the Buckeyes’ final drive. Senior captain Culmer St. Jean was tremendous as well, especially around the goal line where he kept Pryor out of the endzone and forced a field goal in the first half. Kevin Claxton also filled in nicely for the injured Mike Taylor and racked up 6 tackles of his own.Secondary – 4 out of 5Saturday was by far the best performance we’ve seen from the UW secondary in recent years. OSU wideouts Devier Posey and Dane Sanzenbacher were limited and the Badgers didn’t allow a touchdown though the air. Niles Brinkley and Antonio Fenelus had three pass breakups between them and the safeties kept everything in front of them. The secondary rose to the challenge and only allowed Pryor to complete 14 of his 28 pass attempts.Specialists – 4 out of 5Wisconsin got great production from the special teams and Phillip Welch and Brad Nortman made solid contributions. Welch nailed a 41-yard field goal (his only attempt of the night) and got good distance on his kickoffs to aid the coverage team. Additionally, Nortman punted well, averaging 50.5 yards on his two punts.last_img read more

Dougherty: SU still has much to play for despite getting short end of stick

first_img Published on February 8, 2015 at 11:50 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH — When Syracuse limped off the floor of the Petersen Events Center on Saturday evening, another loss had hardened the following prevailing logic:It’s a good year to self-impose a postseason ban because the Orange isn’t going to make the NCAA Tournament either way.And after falling to Pittsburgh (16-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast), 83-77, with the toughest part of its schedule still ahead, SU (15-8, 6-4) has eight games left to win for itself and prove that theory wrong. With the dust settled on the self-imposed postseason ban — don’t get too comfortable, dust — the Orange now has eight more games to prove itself a victim of the circumstances instead of a handy administrative chess piece.If SU continues to lose, slapping a postseason ban on this season will be harmless compared to doing so in almost any other year. But if it plays for pride and stockpiles wins, the record will show that the season wasn’t always bound to be a wash.It’s hard to look past the fact that SU inappropriately announced the ban on football national signing day — a day Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said is “about the kids” — that this year’s team isn’t to blame for past discretions and that Rakeem Christmas, the team’s leading scorer and only scholarship senior, has played his last postseason game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt all doesn’t seem right because frankly, it isn’t. But there’s still a season to finish and a reputation that this year’s Orange can salvage.“As soon as we heard the news, we had a team meeting,” SU forward Michael Gbinije said of how the team dealt with the news of the ban last week. “We just got everything out and talked about things, and basically to wrap things up we just came to the conclusion that we want to win games and show people we’re a good team.”Media members were given strict instructions to not ask about the postseason ban in the locker room after the loss to Pitt, but the conversation teetered onto the topic when SU players put the loss to Pittsburgh in perspective.Responses to what the ban means to the last of the month of the Orange’s season included a grab bag of cliches — competitiveness and fight among them. SU head coach Jim Boeheim said he wasn’t worried about his team coming into the game and, when asked about those who may think the program isn’t clean said, “I don’t give a sh*t what those people think.” Trevor Cooney repeatedly said, “It has nothing to do with us,” while adding that Syracuse can only control how hard it plays.“There’s still a lot to play for. Trophies and rings, they’re awesome, but pride is a lot more and it goes a long way too,” Cooney said. “Just like today, we have some really tough opponents coming up and really tough teams, and we want to go out there and win those games.”Winning any of the remaining games — the Orange is slated to play Boston College, No. 9 Louisville, No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 4 Duke twice, No. 3 Virginia, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh again — won’t be easy. SU is still unproven in crunch time, undermanned in the frontcourt and only four of its 15 wins have come against teams currently with a winning record.But with the NCAA’s decisions still to come and no postseason on the docket, these last nine games offer the Orange a chance to materialize its pride. Questions about the program’s legacy will swirl in the coming weeks, and this year’s team has a chance to gather some pieces of an otherwise hapless season. A final chance to make the experts poke at what could have been for a team that came together late but never had a chance to fully blossom.“If anything,” SU forward B.J. Johnson said, “now we’re probably more determined to prove people wrong.”Or Syracuse can sputter to the finish, the more likely result, and prove that a “postseason ban” was in store all along. Commentslast_img read more

Codere backs business plan despite 2018 dramas

first_imgShare Share Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Submit Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA closes its full-year 2018 accounts reporting group-wide losses of €40 million, primarily attributed to significant Argentine market adjustments.Reported throughout 2018, Codere has been forced to navigate the +100% collapse of the Argentine Peso against the Euro, with the gambling group detailing FX losses of circa €34 million.In its Argentina market breakdown, Codere reports 30% revenue decline to €407 million combined with an EBITDA decreased to €80 million (FY2017: €121m), within its largest operational market.Unable to escape its Argentine woes, Codere reports a 10% decline in full-year group revenues to €1.4 billion (FY 2017: €1.6bn) recording double-digit decreases across all top-line metrics and KPIs.Despite implementing a ‘cost savings deployment’ during the course of 2018, in which Codere reports corporate expenditure down to €249 (FY 2017: 290 million), the Spanish operator reports a continued FY 2018 EBITDA decline to 227 million (FY 2017: 246m).Furthermore, Updating investors on its credit profile, Codere sees its total corporate debt capacity expand to 863 million.In its Q4 2018 trading notes, Codere governance details that despite its Argentine downturn, the company will continue to deploy its business plan, with Codere awaiting further commercial launches in Colombia and Mexico.Entering 2018, Codere governance is reported to have presented its ‘2021 Horizon’ corporate transformation plan to investors, detailing that the company will execute a full digital make-over, combined with securing more licenses in Mexico and expanding the business within Brazil.For its action plan, Codere governance is reported to seek a further €200 million in working capital to finance its initiatives.last_img read more