Atlético de Madrid continues its casting to reinforce the lead, and in recent weeks he has also been interested in one of the most effective tips of the Serie A. It’s about Arkadiusz Milik: as he could tell ACE, the Polish has been on the list of mattresses for some time, who have contacted their surroundings taking information about their situation. An average that has improved in this course, in which He has already scored 10 goals in 12 games and 855 minutes in the green. Basically, one every 85 ‘: seven of his goals came in Serie A, and it’s the unique in the five major leagues to have achieved them with less than 10 presences.Milik, with 25 years, promises to improve still much, and his contract that expires in 2021 It has aroused the interest of several clubs also in England (it is spoken of Manchester United). The desire of the tip, however, is renew your link with the entity of De Laurentiis, who should meet with his agent in these weeks to try to reach an agreement on duration and termination clause (the team proposes five years and 100 million). If it does not arrive, the Atleti will call again … Having suffered two consecutive injuries in the cruciate ligament, which left him out during almost every game of his first two Neapolitan seasons (in which he still added 14 goals), the former Ajax last year finally had continuity and scored 20 targets in 47 presences.
View comments The 15th-ranked Garcia, who lost to Halep the two previous times they played, won her second consecutive WTA title. The Frenchwoman will make her top-10 debut when the new rankings come out on Monday.The 31-year-old Nadal’s six trophies this year include a record 10th title at the French Open and a third at the U.S. Open. The last time the Spaniard won at least six titles in a year was in 2013 when he captured 10 trophies for the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogKyrgios started Sunday struggling with his serve and never found a confident range throughout the match. His first-serve percentage mostly languished under the 50 percent mark.In contrast, Nadal always looked in charge and saved all four break points he faced. How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Hamilton wins Japanese GP to move closer to F1 title LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Garcia also won her final in straight sets.“She played amazing tennis,” Halep said of Garcia. “She deserved to win today. She was better.”For Halep, the loss was particularly disappointing as she was unable to back up her guaranteed debut in the No. 1 ranking on Monday. She secured the top spot on Saturday with her semifinal victory over French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.Halep’s best opportunity to rebound against Garcia ended when she failed to make good on any of the nine break points she had at 3-3 in the second set.“For sure it definitely turned the second set,” Garcia said. “This game was definitely very important.”In the second-set tiebreaker, the unseeded Garcia jumped out to 4-1, and on a first match point at 6-3 with Halep serving, the Romanian netted a forehand. Garcia fell to her knees in celebration.She is enjoying an 11-match winning streak, having captured her first title of the season at Wuhan last week. This is the second time she’s won a career-best 11 straight matches.“It was such an amazing two weeks,” Garcia said. “It went so fast.”Garcia saved a match point in her three-set quarterfinal victory over third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.The last time Kyrgios played a No. 1 it was also against Nadal. In that 2014 fourth-round encounter at Wimbledon, the then 144th-ranked Kyrgios emerged a four-set winner. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DAY6 is for everybody This was Nadal’s second China Open title in four trips to the final. He won his first in his Beijing debut in 2005.“In 2005, I never will believe that I will keep playing tennis in 2017,” Nadal said.Nadal leads Kyrgios 3-2 in career meetings, and 2-1 this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I was playing very high intensity the whole match, changing the directions and not making many mistakes,” Nadal said.Kyrgios offered Nadal eight break points in the first set with Nadal taking two service breaks.Kyrgios was angered by a line call in the first set and his complaints eventually cost him a penalty point at the start of the eighth game.Kyrgios didn’t make it onto the board in the second set until he was serving with Nadal already leading 5-0.“In the semifinal I played well, obviously beating Alex (Zverev),” Kyrgios said. “It’s a typical type of week for me: beat a player well, then pretty much no-show.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the men’s singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China. APRafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-2, 6-1 Sunday(Monday Manila time) in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of the year, and Caroline Garcia defeated soon-to-be-No. 1 Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the women’s event.Top-ranked Nadal, who was tied with Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev at five titles this season, picked up his 75th career singles trophy with the win in Beijing.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Fil-Am forward Kamaka Hepa commits to Texas Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Conor McGregor watches replays after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP Photo/Isaac BrekkenUFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is known for being quite the trash talker to his opponents, but has always seemed to know his limits.Yet, the 29-year-old Irish superstar has caught the ire of the LGBT community, after he was caught on camera using a homophobic slur to fellow UFC fighter Andre Fili.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The incident occurred in the backstage at UFC Gdansk in Poland on Oct. 21, after Fili dominated McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov in their Featherweight bout.In an appearance on Irish TV show “The Late Late Show,” McGregor apologized for his words and clarified the incident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said,” “The Notorious” said. “I meant no disrespect to nobody of the LGBT community. I didn’t mean no disrespect.”McGregor also made it clear that he voted “yes” during a 2015 ballot initiative which legalized same-sex unions in Ireland. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “You’d swear I was screaming at two people of the same sex kissing,” he said. “I campaigned, when we were trying to get same-sex marriage legalized, I was campaigning for that. It is another one where things just get blown out and they love to just, any chance they get they love to throw me under the bus.”His employer, the UFC, meanwhile, has yet to make an official statement regarding the controversy, but McGregor believes pundits should not make it bigger than it really is.“It is what it is,” he said. “I’ll just say sorry for what I said and that’s it and try to move on from it.” Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:MMA star McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turfADVERTISEMENT View comments
Dear Editor,Various international organisations, such as the World Economic Forum, through a series of annual countries’ assessment, inadvertently espouse the axiom that “Guyana is in reverse mode”. In 2017, the Global Human Capital Index, a report that ranks countries according to their effectiveness and level of human capital development, demoted Guyana below its 2015 global position of 79 by 9 positions, surpassing frail economies such as Uganda, Zambia and Kenya. A closer look at some of the key indicators revealed that, within one year, 2015-2016, Guyana slipped by more than four positions in unemployment rate for age group 25-54, and seven positions for age group 55-64. Ironically, the Government boasts of job creation.Furthermore, between 2015 and 2017, the country’s global ranking fell by another seven positions in relation to quality of primary education of children aged 0-15 years. Overall, Guyana has slipped by eight positions in global ranking in the quality of educational services provided to children aged 15 to 24.Concomitantly, youth literacy rate also fell in global position by more than five. According to the report, unemployment rate for youths aged 15 to 24 has contracted by more than nine positions globally.Similarly, in the Global Human Capital Index, Guyana has deteriorated globally by three positions when ranked by the Human Development Index for the year 2016. Countries such as Namibia and Morocco have all surpassed Guyana in global ranking. In the health sector, when compared to 2013, infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births has increased from 29 in 2013 to 32 in 2015. Similarly, infants under five months have seen an increase in mortality rate per 1,000 live birth from 36 to 40 during similar period. Adults, on the other hand, have seen an increase in deaths due to tuberculosis from 15 for every 100,000 people in 2013 to 21 in 2015.On the other hand, the latest Global Competitive Index Report for the period 2015-2016 saw Guyana fall in global ranking by more than nineteen positions to 121 when compared to 2014. Institutions, one of the fundamental pillars that command global ranking, deteriorated by thirteen positions to 102 in 2016 when compared to 2015. Property rights; bribes; favouritism; wasteful spending and organised crime have all seen massive deterioration in ranking, on average by 6 positions.Similarly, macroeconomic environment, another critical pillar of equal weight, deteriorated by three positions. Government budget balance as a percentage of GDP fell by 19 positions, which presently is now worse than that of Haiti. Further confirming the abysmal and deteriorated trend, health and primary education system declined by another two positions: Guyana is now lagging behind countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia.Finally, in doing business, the most problematic factors now orbit around inefficient Government bureaucracy, corruption, and poor access to financing.The question that begs to be answered is: how could this Government speak of development, wealth generation, and the “good life”, when we are clearly, from all indications, in reverse mode?Sincerely,Mohamed Irfaan Ali
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies fell to the North Peace Navigators in a shootout on Friday night.The Huskies opened the scoring with 5:01 remaining in the first period when Matthew Apsassin beat goaltender Ryan Noble high to the blocker side from the high slot, assisted by Gary Loewen and Jacob Lang. The lead didn’t last long as the Navigators scored two quick goals to end the frame and skate into the locker rooms with a 2-1 advantage.The Huskies pulled even at 11:01 of the middle stanza when Nolan Legace fired a juicy rebound off of Noble into a wide open net on the power play after fantastic puck work along the blueline between Jeridyn Loewen and Jarod Lang. The Pups allowed a late goal in the second period to give the lead back to the Navigators despite outshooting them 29-14.- Advertisement -In the third period, the home side poured on the pressure to the tune of 17 shots and finally found the back of the net with 4:08 to play courtesy Teagan McMullen’s deflection six feet in front of the cage after a dominating shift between Legace, Sebastian Powsey and McMullen. Score after regulation time Navigators 3 – Huskies 3.Neither team scored in the three on three overtime resulting in a shootout being needed to determine the winner. Blake Carpenter was the only scorer of the six shooters as the Navigators were victorious 4-3 and grabbed the two points.The Huskies outshot the Navs by the count of 53-17.Advertisement “Another close game with these guys,” said head coach Todd Alexander. “We controlled play for most of the game, but had a couple of lapses in the first and they capitalized on their opportunities. Our goal for this weekend was to grab all six points, there are still four more up for grabs after the point tonight.”“We played a really solid game,” added goaltender Jonathan Bateman. “We always seem to play North Peace really tight and were unlucky in the shootout tonight. If we can play like this for rest of the weekend we will put ourselves in a good position to come away with wins.”Next up for the Dogs is a trip to Beaverlodge tonight for a date with the Blades. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.
Christian Benteke Christian Benteke could return for Aston Villa this weekend – with boss Paul Lambert considering his comeback.The striker has been out since April after rupturing his Achilles but Lambert is assessing his fitness ahead of Saturday’s clash with Manchester City.Benteke, who also missed Belgium’s World Cup campaign this summer, returned to training this month and may feature against the Barclays Premier League champions at Villa Park.“We’ll see how he does this week,” Lambert told the club’s official site.“You’ve got to remember he’s been out for five months and has only been in full training for two weeks. I’ll have that dialogue with him. We’ll see how he feels.“If we think he’s justified to go in with his fitness levels then that’s something that myself and the staff will decide.“First and foremost I don’t think there’s any pressure on him. You don’t heap pressure on somebody that’s just coming back from that injury.“If Christian can do what he did in his first year and up until he got injured last year then that’s great.”Benteke has scored 34 goals in 67 games for Villa since his £7m move from Genk in 2012 and Lambert insists he can be world class.“Christian is one of the best number nines I’ve seen – even as a player – and I played with no slouches, that’s for sure,” he said, after Villa’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.“I probably played with three of the greatest strikers in the world at one time (Karl-Heinz Riedle, Henrik Larsson and Stephane Chapuisat) and he’s certainly up there.“If he can have the career those guys had then he’ll be doing well for himself.“He’s only 23. He has a long way to go and he’s got a chance if he keeps at it.“He’s a lot younger than the lads that I played with but when he’s on his game he’s excellent.” 1
0Shares0000A 3-0 first leg defeat leaves City manager Pep Guardiola praying for a historic second leg comeback. © AFP / PAUL ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 9 – Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City are on the road to winning the Champions League for a first time, even if they fail to overcome a 3-0 quarter-final first leg deficit against Liverpool on Tuesday.A hitherto spectacular second season under Guardiola for City has unravelled in the past week as they were thrashed at Anfield in the first leg, and then let a 2-0 lead slip with the chance to seal the Premier League title against Manchester United in a 3-2 derby defeat on Saturday. “I know we are judged on results, but on the performances my team is extraordinary. It is not comparable for many others, it’s top,” Guardiola, whose side still boast a 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League, said on Monday.“They are exceptional, so I will be close to them no matter what happens between now and the end of the season. It’s a joy to be manager of this team, even three days ago the way we played.”City have only once before reached the last four of the Champions League and Guardiola has often spoken about needing to create a culture of European success in his near two-year reign.But he believes a historic comeback at the Etihad could take City to a new level in the Champions League.“We need titles in Europe, but that is so complicated. To win titles we need to start with nights like this so the people understand it.“Maybe not tomorrow, but with what this club has done in last 10 years in terms of creating a lot of facilities. Of course with a lot of investment, but there are a lot of people working here with the desire that sooner or later that is going to happen.“Hopefully we can do it, if it doesn’t happen this season then hopefully in the next one.”– Salah status still unknown –But for wasteful finishing, even a much-changed City could have been out of sight before United mounted an unlikely fightback at the weekend.And with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero set to return to Guardiola’s starting XI, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is wary of City’s capability to rack up goals in quick succession.“They do it always, that’s how City plays,” said Klopp, whose side lost 5-0 on their previous visit to the Etihad this season. “If you saw the first half against United in a normal game for City, against one of the best teams of the world, they could have scored six goals.”Mohamed Salah put Liverpool in front in the tie with his 38th goal of the season last week. But the Egyptian limped off injured early in the second half, and Klopp remained coy over whether Salah will be fit to return having missed Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Everton.“(I’m) not sure 100 percent,” said Klopp. “We train at 5pm (1600 GMT) at Melwood. I would rather yes (he plays) than no, but we have to see and wait for the reaction.”Five-time European champions, Liverpool possess far more pedigree historically than City in the competition, but haven’t reached the last four for a decade.And Klopp rejected the suggestion the club’s achievements of the past give them an upper hand on the current City side.“You can ask if the experience of your grandfather helps you a lot in your life?” the German said wryly.“We try to do our best to gain experience and tomorrow night it is again a big test for both teams. It will be interesting to see how we deal with that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
deals Mourinho believes the first result affected the second and also apportioned some blame to officials’ decisions in both matches.“I think a team that comes with that mental fragility of the bad results and after five minutes is losing 1-0 is not the best way to start,” the 55-year-old told BT Sport in his post-match interview.“A goal offside [from Felipe Anderson], a goal last Tuesday [against Derby] which with VAR would not be a goal.“Then in the first half we have a reaction, we have a good reaction, but an own goal makes 2-0.“We are not aggressive and intense enough to close that shot and then we are losing 2-0 with an offside goal and an own goal.“Second half we took a little bit of time to react and then we did. We score 2-1 and, instead of the linesman’s mistake, it’s the referee’s mistake… A foul on Marcus Rashford… Pablo Zabaleta had no intent to play the ball.“The third goal kills mentally the team.” silverware Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested targets IN DEMAND 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January gameday cracker Latest Manchester United News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Goals from Felipe Anderson, Victor Lindelof (og) and Marko Arnautovic cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s strike Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Jose Mourinho declared that he has complaints about his players’ “quality” and “mental approach” following Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to West Ham on Saturday.The Red Devils fell to their second shock defeat of the week after being knocked out of the League Cup by Derby County on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho’s team selection raised eyebrows before the match had even kicked off, as it featured 21-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay as a centre-back.Alexis Sanchez was left out completely while Juan Mata, Fred and Marcus Rashford started on the bench.When asked about McTominay, Mourinho replied: “He was the best [centre-back]. He had a fantastic attitude, he’s aggressive, he’s brave… Really happy with the job the kid did.”On his lack of attacking options, the Portuguese stated: “For many months people are asking for Martial, Martial, Martial.“For many months people are saying Alexis Sanchez is not playing well enough.“So this week it was time to agree and to say let’s give a chance to Martial and let’s leave Alexis out.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder FAREWELL Jose Mourinho’s frustrations were evident during the match boost In conclusion, Mourinho said that while he was happy with his players’ general attitudes, there is still plenty to be desired in terms of quality and mental approach to tough tackles.“I have no complaints with the players’ attitude,” he added.“I can have complaints with some quality, I can have some complaints with some mental approach in certain duels…. But there are certain qualities you have or you don’t have.” 2
WINNER: CHLOE MAGEEBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL Olympian Chloe Magee has won the first game in her first match tonight in London.The Raphoe woman was up against the Egyptian Hadia Hosny.Chloe appeared to suffer from nerves in the first game, making several unforced errors, but she won the first game 21-17, shouting ‘Come On’ as she won the final point.She was clearly more settled in the second game and completely ran away with it, winning 21 to 6. Chloe showed some deft touches to have 14 match points at the end of the second game.The two games to nil victory will be a huge confidence booster for Chloe.There was a large Irish contingent in the audience who cheered as the 23-year-old Donegal woman won.Chloe was expected to win the match because she is ranked 70 places above the Egyptian. She has another must-win game on Tuesday to qualify for the next round.Her second game in Group I will be against former world number four Pi Hongyan of France.OLYMPICS: DELIGHT AS CHLOE MAGEE WINS FIRST MATCH OF LONDON 2012 was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)