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Gotze announces that he will leave Dortmund in the summer

first_imgThe German midfielder, despite being severely punished by injuries in recent years, is 27 years old, is international and has a great lineup in the market. In collected statements, by the newspaper Evening Standard, explained the reasons why he will leave his current club: “I would like to announce that after considering it intensively, I have decided to make a change of scenery in my sports career.“ After wishing all the readers to be well and not suffer losses due to the pandemic, Gotze explained the steps to follow: “I have taken my time to take this step. It is an important decision for my sports future and I am looking forward to working with Reza Fazeli and his agency International Soccer Management (ISM). His professional competence has completely convinced me. What the future will bring will only be known when there is a bit of normality in the world“ Gotze has sounded for several clubs on the international scene, although, for the moment, none of them has accelerated in the negotiation. In England there is talk of Everton, West Ham or Liverpool and there is also the alleged interest of various Italian ‘coconuts’. Be that as it may, whoever invests in their hiring takes a talented player, capable of playing in various attacking positions, with a lot of football still in his boots and with a dangerous handicap: constant injurys.center_img The coronavirus crisis will completely change the transfer market next summer. The vast majority of clubs have had to make an ERTE or a salary reduction for their footballers and it seems complicated that in the summer period they can make exorbitant offers. Under this precept, the free players become the great bargains on the market. One of them is Mario Gotze, who confirmed today that he will not renew his contract with Borussia Dortmund.last_img read more

Golden Cleats Awards tonight

first_imgTrack and field megastars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are the favourites to emerge the top athletes at tonight’s JAAA/Scotiabank Golden Cleats Awards at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road.Bolt won the men’s sprint double at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing in addition to leading the men to sprint relay gold.Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100m in Beijing, and was also a member of the women’s sprint relay team which took gold in a championship record 41.07 seconds.The awards ceremony is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.last_img

West Ham pay for rejecting Southampton’s Austin in English Premier League

first_imgLONDON (AP):Southampton forward Charlie Austin exacted sweet revenge on a club which once questioned his fitness as West Ham lost their fourth straight English Premier League game yesterday.Austin’s goal and assist at the Olympic Stadium gave Southampton a 3-0 victory over a team whose top official had said he wouldn’t sign the player due to the state of his knee.In August 2015, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan told an unofficial club podcast: “They say he (Austin) has no ligaments in his knee, who knows?”But Austin proved his worth for Southampton, scoring his fifth goal in four games in all competitions to dispel any doubts about his physical condition or ability.Having seen his side score more than one goal for the first time in the Premier League this season, Southampton manager Claude Puel praised Austin’s clinical play.”He can score very nice goals and I think he scored with his first chance,” said Puel. “This shows a striker’s confidence.”The win means mid-table Southampton have eight points from six matches, while West Ham are struggling in the relegation zone with three points from six games.West Ham conceded three or more goals for the fourth consecutive league game. Coach Slaven Bilic said the players were low on confidence but hinted that he wanted players to be harder on each other.”Heavy defeats against Watford and West Brom started the situation with the confidence,” said the former Croatia manager. “The players are good with each other – they are maybe too good with each other.”There were pre-match fears over crowd trouble following violence during the league match against Watford. Off the pitch at least, the game passed more peacefully for the hosts this time. While a significant minority of West Ham fans again chose to ignore pre-match warnings over persistent standing at the club’s new stadium, the stewards appeared to take a more lenient approach.last_img read more

Flying high

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Blue Eagles, spurred by yet another masterful show of all-around brilliance from the indefatigable Ravena, destroyed the hard-fighting Maroons, 99-81, Wednesday night to clinch their second straight UAAP men’s basketball crown and prove to the mammoth crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum the one fact that was obvious from the start.Except for some parts in the season where it came undone, Ateneo was simply untouchable this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRavena, who nearly constructed a triple double en route to demolishing UP’s hopes in Game 1, came through with a scoring virtuoso for the Blue Eagles in  Game 2, dropping 38 points on the Maroons.“We knew that they wouldn’t go down without a fight,” Ravena said of UP in Filipino. “They’ve come so far, that’s why we knew they were no pushovers.” “My mission was to give everything I can,” said the talented swingman. “I didn’t really expect to score. It just came—the looks set up by teammates. If not for them, those wouldn’t be possible anyway.”Angelo Kouame also had a big game for the Blue Eagles with 22 points, 21 rebounds and two blocks.Juan Gomez de Liaño finished with 24 points and eight boards while season MVP Bright Akhuetie had 19 points and seven rebounds but neither was really a factor once Ateneo’s seamless system kicked in.The game was delayed at the start for several minutes over the type of brace Akhuetie wore to protect his left knee, which he hyperextended in the third period of Game 1.Akhuetie eventually decided to play without it.The delay hardly affected the Eagles, and as they finally began celebrating, UP coach Bo Perasol admitted the wide disparity between both squads as he huddled the Maroons one last time this season.“I told them we cannot be focusing on what just happened,” he said. “Right now, after the game, we have to focus on the whole season. We cannot just be myopic and say ‘Hey, we lost the game.’ Of course, we lost the finals. But I think all along, we became champions in our right.“There’s no question we lost to a better team. They were better than us. There is no way we could’ve won against that team if we played the same.”And that team isn’t done yet.“We’ll try and build a team that could win a championship again,” Baldwin said. “But we’ll  focus on our day-to-day. It served us pretty well the last three years and I don’t see any reason to change our philosophy.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTo get to the grandest stage in collegiate basketball, you have to be really, really good. That’s exactly what University of the Philippines was.But Thirdy Ravena reminded everyone in a resounding manner what was nearly lost in the dramatic rise of another threat from Katipunan: Ateneo was simply way, way better.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “[Ateneo] coach Tab [Baldwin] told us that we can’t have let-ups, that we can’t be casual. So we just gave it everything we had,” he added.So for good measure, he threw in five rebounds, six assists and three steals. He was named Finals MVP after spearheading a second half assault that had Ateneo leading by as many as 22 points.“I think there were strategies fairly apparent from UP which we made adjustments to that’s why you saw a little bit more individual play from Thirdy, a little bit more isolation play,” Baldwin said.“I just think Thirdy had one of those games—real special game. Ball’s falling, he made shots, made great decisions. He proved today what a special player he could be,” Baldwin added.Indeed, Ravena always seemed to find another gear when Ateneo needed it most. He came up huge late in Game 1 when UP threatened to ride the wave of momentum from a dramatic semifinal victory into a Finals upset. He lowered the hammer in Game 2 with 18 points in the final period, including three hits from beyond the arc that sucked the fight out of the Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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Additional Information: Both bombings attacked the same pipeline; Map & Photo

first_img– Advertisement –Photo: This aerial photo shows the second bombing location just west of the Alberta Boarder near the 201 Road – Andrew Tylosky/ Pipeline workers discovered a crater underneath a section of pipeline this morning. The incident occurred about half a kilometre from the Alberta border, off of Highway 2 on the 201 Road. No one was injured in the blast. Police stated in a release this morning that the pipe did not rupture, but Sgt. Tim Shields with the Strategic Communications Division of the RCMP is now saying that the explosion did cause a small leak in the pipe which has since been contained. Shields also said the explosion appears to be related to another attack on the same EnCana pipeline last weekend.Advertisement The RCMP is urging oil and gas workers in the area to be extra vigilant and to make a note of suspicous vehicles’ descriptions, licence plates, and directions of travel. Any tips should be directed toward the RCMP department. The explosions come after an anonymous letter was sent to some local media outlets in Chetwynd and Dawson Creek. The letter called Gas companies “terrorists” and asserted that local families were in danger due to “crazy expansion of deadly gas wells in our homelands.” The letter demanded that the companies cease their activities by noon last Saturday.Advertisement View Larger MapThis map shows the approximate locations of both attacks.The RCMP is now saying that a second explosion has occurred on a sour gas pipeline in the Dawson Creek area.center_img Shields says the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team is now involved in the matter.For more on this story, check out these stories from Energeticcity.caPipeline bombings evidence of larger discontent, author saysAdvertisement RCMP already has suspects in pipeline bombingEnCana says residents not endangered by gas leak after bomb blastAdditional Information: Both bombings attacked the same pipeline; Map & PhotoPolice not linking explosion to terrorismExplosive detonated on Encana Pipelinelast_img read more

UCR softball rallies for victory

first_img The Highlanders rallied late but could not push across the tying run, suffering its first loss of the season, 3-2, to Gonzaga at the Riverside Sports Complex. UC Riverside (5-1) faces its first away contest of the season on Tuesday, traveling to UCLA at 6 p.m. The Highlanders return home for the weekend with a three-game set against the University of San Francisco with game times at 3 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. UCR TENNIS UC Riverside won its second straight match, beating visiting UC Davis 6-1 in a rain-delayed match Sunday afternoon at the Student Recreation Center Courts. The Highlanders (3-2) won five out of the six matches, including a pair of three-setters by sophomore Gorjan Kovacevic and junior Joe Cartledge, to clinch the match. Strother also identified the play of senior Mark Contreras, who recorded a 6-2, 6-2 victory in No. 1 singles over Michael Chin, a player who had defeated Contreras last season. The Highlanders return to action Tuesday when they travel to play the third-ranked UCLA Bruins at 2:30 p.m. in Westwood. UCR BASEBALL 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The UC Riverside softball team rallied with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on for a 5-4 come-from-behind, rain-soaked victory over San Jose State in the UCR Ten Construction Tournament. Junior first baseman Danira Iolamo went 2-for-3 with three RBI and freshman designated player Marissa Alvidrez finished 2-for-2 and two RBI to lead the Highlanders (3-0). The final two games of the Ten Construction Tournament were cancelled due to unplayable conditions after a series of rain showers. last_img read more

The City of Fort St. John seeks consultation before new exploration of oil and gas

first_imgThe first parcel overlaps the city’s water reservoir and infrastructure, Fort St. John Regional Hospital, and significant residential and commercial subdivisions.The second is adjacent to Fish Creek, the city’s park area and the trail system, Link’s Golf course, Woodlawn Cemetery, the vicinity of Northern Lights College and residential subdivisions.In both cases, the city is concerned the watershed, groundwater source and potable supply may also be affected.- Advertisement -The city is requesting full consultation and engagement with residents prior to undertaking exploration and development activities to discuss interests and values, as part of the Oil and Gas Commission’s ‘Guide to Public Engagement and Dispute Resolution’.This will include, but is not limited to public/community consultation and engagement, the protection of community water source/supply, surface casing into a competent formation below the water table, flaring restriction and an assurance of air quality.  The Petroleum and Natural Gas is the branch of the Ministry of Energy and Mines that is responsible for the auctioning off of subsurface right to various oil and gas companies in the province.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gor Mahia set sights on control of Group D

first_img“It is a very tough match because USM Alger is a good side and we have watched several of their games including their first game against Yanga. They have fast and technical players and they should give us quite a challenge,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said.Alger kicked-off their campaign in emphatic form, beating Yanga 4-0 at their Algerian backyard and walk into the fixture with confidence.Head coach Miloud Hamdi expects a tough match from the hosts, having watched several of their games and he knows his boys will be in for a rough challenge.“Gor Mahia are leading the Kenyan league and they are quite tough at home with fans always behind them so I know it will be very tough for us. The good thing is that they will miss one of their top strikers who would have given us a lot of trouble and I think we stand a chance,” the tactician said pre-match.Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge (centre) is congratulated by teammates Meddie Kagere (left) and Francis Kahata (right) after scoring against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor will be without Rwandese striker Meddie Kagere who is serving a one match suspension after accumulating yellow cards and his absence will be a point for concern for Kerr who has been a firm believer of the partnership between Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge.“It is of course a blow for us because Meddie is an integral part of the team. But we go in there with confidence and I have faith in Ephraim (Guikan) that he can comfortably fill that gap. He has shown his quality before and I hope he can do it against USM,” the British tactician offered.Kerr will borrow chunks of confidence from their display against English Championship side Hull City, a game they lost 4-3 on penalties after spurning chances in a 0-0 draw in regulation time.“We dominated the game and that is what I would want to see against the Algerian team. We need to have the confidence in ourselves that we can play better and win. We create so many chances like against Rayon, but our problem is that we can finish them. We need to improve on this,” Kerr further advised.Skipper Harun Shakava has meanwhile urged his teammates to make the most of the one advantage, noting that beating Alger at home will be a strong indicator of their intention to make it into the quarter finals.“We had such a great atmosphere when we played against Hull and if we can come close to that on Wednesday night, I am confident we will have good results. It is a very tough match because North African teams are no pushovers. But if we can have the fans behind us, we can do anything,” the tough defender noted.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr gestures during his side’s friendly match against Hull City on May 13, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “We want to win all our home matches to give ourselves a decent chance of qualifying to the next stage and if we can win against Alger, that will be a huge motivator for us.”Gor will look to borrow a leaf from neighbors Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) who on Tuesday shocked eight-time African Champions Al Ahly beating them 2-0 in Kampala.They will also fancy their chances against an Alger side that has not had a pretty good run of results. They lost away to JS Kabilye in their last league match five days ago, their third loss in four games.Alger have not won their last six away matches in all competitions, drawing one and losing all their last five, including in the Confederations Cup against Nigeria’s Plateau United.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players join Francis Kahata in celebrating his sumptuous goal against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Machakos Stadium on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, KENYA, May 16- A win for Gor Mahia on Wednesday evening against Algeria’s USM Alger at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani will earn them top spot in Group D of the CAF Confederation Cup if Rayon Sport fails to earn maximum points against Tanzania’s Yanga.The 16-time Kenyan champions started their campaign with a 1-1 draw away to Rayon Sport and playing their first match at home, the side is confident they have done just but enough to ensure they bag three points.last_img read more


first_imgA ROSCOMMON man who was in the middl of a melee on Letterkenny Main street on Saturday night and tried to row with gardaí has been ordered to pay €400 to a local charity.Colm Mee, who is 26 and from Cloverhill, paid €400 to St Vincent de Paul after telling Judge Paul Kelly that he was “extremely sorry” for his actions.Letterkenny District Court heard Mee was among a group of people wrestling on the ground around 11.35pm. There were a large number of incidents in the town at the time with gardaí dealing with them.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had come to Donegal for the rally and had too much to drink.He said a row began over accents and football and Mee, who works as a security door fitter, got involved.Judge Kelly heard that Mee was aggressive towards gardaí but that he had calmed down once he had arrives at Letterkenny Garda station.He had later apologised to gardaí for his actions.Mee told the judge he was sorry, adding: “It is totally out or character. It won’t happen again.”Judge Kelly said gardai had enough to be doing “without putting up with this sort of abuse.”Mee was sent to St Vincent de Paul in Letterkenny and ordered to return with a receipt for a donation of €400.Judge Kelly applied the Probation Act.ROSCOMMON MAN ARRESTED DURING RALLY WEEKEND ORDERED TO GIVE €400 TO CHARITY was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Leicester City’s Carabao Cup clash with Southampton rearranged

first_imgLeicester City’s postponed Carabao Cup home fixture with Southampton has been rearranged for Tuesday, 27 November.The fourth-round fixture was postponed following Saturday’s tragic helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium, which killed Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED The wreckage of the helicopter is pulled away from the scene of the crash What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img shining Leicester City latest gameday cracker targets Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Members of the emergency services pay their respects to the late Leicester City owner 2 It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, 30 October.The winners will host Manchester City or Fulham in the quarter-finals.Leicester City bosses are reportedly considering re-naming the King Power stadium to honour Khun Srivaddhanaprabha to celebrate his life and incredible generosity.According to ESPN and sources within the club, one of the suggestions has been to re-name Leicester’s home ground in the late chairman’s honour. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP It is claimed son Aiyawatt will hold talks with Leicester chief executive Susan Whelan this week about their plans to celebrate his father’s life.The stadium currently holds the name of Srivaddhanaprabha’s King Power retail empire, but it is claimed Aiyawatt and senior members of the King Power Group are in favour of renaming it the Khun Vichai Stadium.A King Power spokesperson has confirmed that details of tributes to Srivaddhanaprabha will be revealed in the coming weeks, and that a statue could also be erected at the stadium.last_img read more