Perez – no Arsenal move for Higuain

first_img Higuain, who told the media on the final day of the Primera Division season that he was going to leave Madrid in the summer, was reported to be on the verge of a £23million move to the Emirates Stadium. However, during an interview with Univision, Perez insisted: “We don’t want Higuain to leave. What’s more no-one from Arsenal has come to us and made us any offers at all for him. There are no offers on the table.” Press Association Madrid have made two signings so far this summer, bringing defender Dani Carvajal and midfielder Isco to the Bernabeu from Bayer Leverkusen and Malaga respectively, but Perez remained tight-lipped on future transfers. The club have been heavily linked with Tottenham winger Gareth Bale but Perez insisted a deal was not imminent. “He is a great player who belongs to a club we enjoy good relations with, but we have not made any offer,” he said. It has been reported Madrid will sign Spain Under-21 midfielder Asier Illaramendi from Real Sociedad in the coming days. And although Perez did not confirm a move for the 23-year-old, he indicated Madrid were looking to sign a long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso, who will turn 32 in November and who suffered from a groin injury towards the end of the season which forced him to undergo surgery in June. He admitted: “We are concerned about the state of Xabi Alonso. Defensive midfield is a very important position and we should be looking to strengthen there.” Uncertainty remains at Madrid over the long-term future of Cristiano Ronaldo, but Perez said he was calm about the situation. “Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid, and we want him to retire here, just like Zidane and so many other great players did. You can be absolutely certain that Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid.” center_img Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed speculation Gonzalo Higuain is about to join Arsenal by revealing the London club are yet to make an offer for the Argentina international.last_img read more

Rooney settled by Moyes arrival

first_img Sick of repeatedly being played away from the central forward areas the 27-year-old feels he is best suited to, it seems Rooney’s Manchester United career has been saved by Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. There certainly appeared to be little future for Rooney with the Scot in charge. Yet under David Moyes he is flourishing again, restored to the position he likes best. “There came a point where I had to be a bit selfish for my own career,” said Rooney. “Everyone at the club knew where I wanted to play. That wasn’t happening. “I’ve had no problem playing out of position in the past, but I’m a forward and I felt I deserved the right to play in my position. “David Moyes has come in, he’s playing me up front, and I’m enjoying it.” The knowledge Ferguson, who was handed a seat on the board by United and retained at an estimated cost of £2million, would remain an influential figure led the former Everton man to conclude his days were numbered. Instead, Moyes made keeping Rooney his major summer target. And with United refusing to countenance selling to a major domestic rival, he had no choice but to stay. As Ferguson remains in the background and easily capable of causing major difficulty should he so wish, Rooney’s future is not entirely resolved. But Ferguson did make placatory statements in his United States TV interview last week and although Rooney’s contractual situation – he has less than two years to run on his current deal – is also uncertain, it now appears, more than at any other stage, he will be staying at United. “I know from the outside looking in it might not have seemed like that, but I have been settled all summer,” he said. “I spoke with the people who matter at the club and we knew what we were doing. The club made that clear. “My wife had a new child and I’ve been really happy. “I’m not going to go on saying I wanted to stay or I wanted to leave. “I just want to concentrate on my football. We’ll see what happens after that.” Rooney’s comments endorse the word that came out of United’s training ground very early in the summer that he was looking sharper than he had done for any pre-season in years. It was Ferguson’s belief if Rooney missed one game he needed two to get fit. Under Moyes’ training regime that does not appear to be the case. “The training has been so hard,” said Rooney. “We’ve done a lot of different types of training, a lot more running; long running, quicker running, sharper running. “That’s been of benefit to me. I feel as fit as I have done at any point.” Wayne Rooney believes he had to adopt a selfish approach to make the most of his career. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Visits Hard Rock Stadium Test Site, Emphasizes Social Distancing within Households

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference late Sunday morning at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, one day ahead of the venue’s opening as a coronavirus testing site.DeSantis stated that due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in South Florida, “we want to work hard with the folks in South Florida with the prevention and mitigation and containment efforts.”To that end, the stadium’s parking lot will be turned into a drive-thru testing site beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.In addition, testing is available to first responders on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Individuals 65 and older will be accepted for testing, and the person must have COVID-19 symptoms and a state-issued identification to be tested.Those who are tested will be instructed to wait 48-72 hours for results from a health representative.Medics from the Florida Army National Guard will be administering specimen collection, which involves swabbing the nasal cavity.The testing site will be located in the East Parking Lot at the stadium, which is located at 347 Don Shula Drive in Miami Gardens.South Florida is the epicenter of the outbreak in the state. As of Sunday morning, there were 59 reported cases in Palm Beach County, 180 in Broward, and 177 in Miami-Dade, and 13 deaths statewide.According to the Health Department, the person who died in Palm Beach County was an 88-year-old man.Three deaths in Broward, reported earlier by the state, include a 77-year-old man, a 92-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman, all of whom were residents at Atria Willow Wood, a senior living facility.DeSantis emphasized that the virus tends to attack those over age 60 more often that it affects children, and reminded Floridians to practice social distancing, even within households. He explained that the state is experiencing an increase in cases from within the same households.Director of the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Jared Moskowitz, also asked people to avoid large crowds at places such as beaches, adding, “The beaches will still be there.”State officials have not issued an order closing all beaches at this time, leaving that decision to each municipality instead.The governor said earlier in the weekend that seven other seniors from Willow Wood have been infected, and another four residents are awaiting test results.The facility failed to properly screen construction workers, staff and cooks who were allowed to work their jobs without restrictions while sick, according to DeSantis.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks with International Space Station

first_imgThe astronauts on this mission are Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley. They are expected to spend at least a month – and possibly as long as four months – on the International Space Station.After NASA declared Saturday’s launch a success, President Trump delivered a speech from the Kennedy Space Center, saying the launch proved that the “commercial space industry was the future” of space exploration.“We’ll be landing on Mars soon, and we’ll soon have the greatest weapons the world has ever seen,” Trump added.The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock with the ISS around 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday. The SpaceX Crew Dragon that took off from Kennedy Space Center aboard a Falcon9 rocket on Saturday afternoon is moments away from docking with the International Space Station.The spacecraft took off from the same launch pad that was used during the Apollo mission to the moon in 1969.It represents the first time a private company is launching NASA astronauts to space, as well as the first time in nine years that American astronauts are leaving from U.S. soil.Since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, NASA astronauts have been traveling to the International Space Station onboard Russian Soyuz rockets that are launched from Kazakhstan..@NASA TV is live now as the @SpaceX #CrewDragon nears the station for a 10:29am ET docking. Read more…— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) May 31, 2020last_img read more

‘Awo’, Bobb, Jacobs make return to ‘Golden Jaguars’ for Indonesia friendly

first_img– Team departs today for historic matchANTHONY ‘Awo’ Abrams, Dwain Jacobs and Trayon Bobb were named in Coach Wayne Dover’s 19-man squad for Guyana’s November 25 International Friendly against Indonesia. The team will depart today for the South Asian country.The squad consists of two goalkeepers, five defenders, seven midfielders and five forwards, including Curtez Kellman (GFC), Denzil Fordyce (Milerock), Jeremy Garrett and Cecil Jackman (Fruta Conquerors FC).Dover called the squad “a good blend of overseas and locally-based players,” adding “most of the locally-based players have played over 10 games for Guyana at the senior level while it would be valuable exposure for the likes of Jeremy Garrett, Cecil Jackman, Denzil Fordyce, Kelsey Benjamin and Curtez Kellman.”“This group of young players has an average age of 20 years and this augurs well for the programme to see them in the senior final 19-man squad. As the Elite league gets underway, many more opportunities would be given to the players from the league even as Guyana prepares for the 2018/19 Caribbean Cup,” said Dover.Looking ahead to the game in Jakarta which will mark the first game for Guyana on the Asian continent, Dover called the fixture “very interesting,” pointing to the fact that it also marks the first time Guyana will be playing a team from South East Asia.“The coaching staff, players and administration want to ensure we get a positive result to make history; winning our first game in that side of the world. This effort by all involved will be seen as ‘one team, one dream’ to make it happen,” said Dover.Former National Captain Charles ‘Lilly’ Pollard will be Dover’s assistant, while Eon De Veira is the team’s goalkeeper coach. Manager is Rawle Adams.Squad: Akel Clarke (GK), Andrew Durant (GK), Anthony Abrams, Christopher Bourne, Jake Newton, Jelani Smith, Jeremy Garrett, Cecil Jackman, Dwain Jacobs, Brandon Beresford, Anthony Benfield, Daniel Wilson, Trayon Bobb, Curtez Kellman, Denzil Fordyce, Kelsey Benjamin, Shaquille Agard, Devonte Small, and Daniel Jodah.last_img read more

WLAX : Defense quietly putting together dominating season

first_img Comments The potent offensive duo of Michelle Tumolo and Alyssa Murray has garnered attention all season long for Syracuse. Both of the attacks have been named Big East Offensive Player of the Week once this season and have combined for more than 100 points.On the other end of the field, the Orange defense has been quietly toiling away. The unit has been focused on winning games and keeping that defender’s mentality of doing whatever it takes to do just that.‘It’s certainly gratifying for them to step up,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said.The Orange defense has held firm since the start of the season. SU hasn’t allowed more than 12 goals in a single game. The defense’s stellar season-long performance reached its peak Monday as No. 2 Syracuse held No. 6 Dartmouth to just four goals, breaking its previous best of six goals allowed March 31 against Harvard in Foxborough, Mass.But the Crimson was unranked. The Big Green is among the best teams in the nation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It was definitely a huge win for us,’ SU defender Becca Block said. ‘I think we really got the win together as a whole team, which feels good. We made a statement.’In that victory, the Orange defense stole the show from the Big Green’s vaunted defense. Before allowing 22 goals to the Syracuse offense, Dartmouth allowed just 8.89 goals per game, 11th fewest in the nation. The Orange’s wasn’t far behind, as the 14th best scoring defense in the country, but SU’s top-20 offense has diverted attention away from that.The Big Green’s reputation as the defensive powerhouse added a little bit of extra motivation for the talented Syracuse defense.‘I think our defense took that as a challenge and said, ‘We’re a solid core,” Gait said. ”We’ve got a great defense. And we can prove it to you.’ And they did.’The Orange defense has been at its best when it has received help from the offense. During a 15-10 victory over Rutgers on April 7, SU attack Michelle Tumolo felt the offense failed to possess the ball as well as it would’ve liked. The struggles to control the ball led to a 10-goal outing from the unranked Scarlet Knights, just the fifth time Syracuse allowed as many goals this season and the first time against an unranked team.On Monday, that was fixed. With the Orange holding a double-digit halftime lead against Dartmouth, the final 30 minutes were played with a running clock.The running clock combined with Syracuse’s ability to extend possessions and win the majority of second-half draws to hold Big Green to just six shots in the second half.‘Last game against Rutgers we didn’t do it so well, so we definitely took that and wanted to change that and do better,’ Tumolo said. ‘And it definitely feels good to beat them because in the past we haven’t really done, so it was really good to beat them.’Even with the recent performances, the success doesn’t seem to be going to any of the Syracuse defenders’ heads.After the victory over Dartmouth, Block heaped praise upon stalwart goalkeeping the Orange received from Alyssa Costantino and Kelsey Richardson.But Costantino tossed that praise right back upon the defense in front of her, crediting it for pressuring shots, gathering 17 ground balls and causing nine turnovers.‘With the help of the defense,’ Costantino said, ‘… they’re easy saves to make.’Even with those kind words, Block was modest when speaking of her defense’s accomplishments keeping a defender’s mentality. Her defense just kept doing the dirty work it needed.‘We got the ball when we needed it in the beginning of the first half,’ Block said. ‘We came up with the ground balls.’ Published on April 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fire at Tuscany Apartments causes damage

first_imgA fire at Tuscany Apartments early Saturday morning caused significant property damage and left some residents unable to return home.Emergency · A fire at Tuscany Apartments (above) early Saturday morning forced some residents to vacate their apartments due to damage. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan “We received a 911 call at 4:58 a.m. and when firefighters arrived on scene they described what they had was a small roof fire,” said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.Scott said it took 12 firefighters approximately one hour to extinguish the fire. To do so, residents said the fire department punched holes through the roof and into two of the fifth-floor apartments to drain the water from the hoses.Abdullah Bundogji, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering who lives in one of those apartments, said that the rug in his apartment and much of his bathroom were destroyed. Bundogji and his roommate moved into a room at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles midtown at USC Saturday afternoon.“All my clothes smell like smoke now,” Bundogji said. “I have three midterms this week, so moving over the weekend when I really need to study honestly just sucks and moving back is probably going to be even worse.”Bundogji said he is unsure when he will be able to return to his apartment.“I’m hearing three days, but one of the construction workers said it could take a lot longer because they have to dislodge a lot of drywall. In the bathroom there’s a lot of repairs and demolition,” Bundogji said.Scott said the official cause of the fire remains under investigation. Residents believe it might have started from the barbecue gas line and spread because there was flammable material in the trash can next to the barbecue.No injuries were reported.Bundogji said the majority of the damage was to his apartment and an apartment down the hall. Most residents, including Victoria Schwartz, a sophomore industrial engineering major who also lives on the fifth floor, were able to return to their apartments later on Saturday morning.“They would not let me in afterward because of smoke,” Schwartz said. “They let me in at 7 a.m. But it’s over, and nothing happened to me thankfully.”last_img read more

Amate Clinches CBN Governor’s Golf Cup

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA medical doctor, Ahmed Amate, shot 67 nett to win the CBN Governor’s Cup on a sunny day at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.His gross for the tournament was 89, a mix of seven pars, seven bogeys and three double bogeys.Playing in the Men’s Division Three category, Amate’s path to victory was eased by a back-nine run of 40.Following the victory, the IBB Committee lowered his handicap from 22 to 19.4.A field of 200 golfers featured in the CBN Cup, the last official tournament on the schedule of IBB Golf Club for the year.An excited Amate afterwards vowed to defend his new handicap or even consider becoming a golf professional in the future. “The thing about golf is that when it comes, it comes. You can have a bad day; I happened to play well today. I will keep playing well and will be glad to defend the title next year,’’ he said.M.B Rafferty marginally edged the Men Division 1 (Handicap 0-12) beating Tony Azogu on countback while C. Osarumwese grabbed the second runner up nett with 74.Sola Awoyungbo carded 79 to win the CBN Pensioners title; O.M Fakiyesi was three shots off for the runner up nett.Dipo Sanya (Gross), Samuel Anyamele (Veteran) and Davou Tiri (Men D2) all clinched individual laurels.Rachel Danjuma (71) defeated Amina Wilfred by two shots to triumph in the ladies’ handicap 0-20 category, while J. Ikwue, who shot 74, took honours in 21-30 category by one stroke.Grace Ihonvbere won the Ladies Longest Drive, resting 227 metres from the green, while Danjuma took the nearest to the pin (22.5ft) to the flag.IBB Captain Sunday Ameh (SAN) thanked the governor of CBN for making the tournament a feature at the club in the past 11 seasons.The Acting Director Corporate Communications CBN, Isaac Okorafor expressed delight at the successful competition of the tournament, adding the sponsors were encouraged by the large number of participants.“We pledge that having done it for 11 years, we will continue to sponsor the tournament and even take it higher,” Okorafor said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sergio Ramos’ goggle goal celebration earns him a ridiculous card after referee error!

first_imgImage Courtesy: DAZN Sports/PAAdvertisement uxjjm7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8jWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebjwi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nvuWould you ever consider trying this?😱42kuqCan your students do this? 🌚229qsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Footballers have ahistory of getting carded after bizarre goal scoring celebrations, which the referees aren’t always too fond of. Such an incident happened with Sergio Ramos, who was booked in Spain’s European qualifier match against Romania.Advertisement Image Courtesy: DAZN Sports/PAYesterday’s game at the Arena Națională saw Robert Moreno’s La Rojas achieving a 2-1 victory over the Tricolorii, and the scoresheet was opened up by Ramos himself.The 33 year old skipper scored from the spot in the 29th minute, and celebrated the match opener with a goggles celebration, mimicking an eyewear with his hands.Advertisement Soon after, the referee Deniz Aytekin showed the Real Madrid superstar a yellow card, interpreting that the center back was performing a mockery at the match officials.However, in the post match interview, the Spaniard revealed that the German official got it wrong, and it was just a tribute to the player’s spectacles wearing nephew.Advertisement “It was for my nephew. We both wear glasses and it was for him. I did it to cheer him up, to dedicate the goal to him.”“The referee thought I was gesturing to the stands.” he added.Moments into the second half, Borussia Dortmund frontman Paco Alcácer converted the one goal lead into a 2-0. tapping in a smooth through from the Barcelona wing back Jordi Alba.The Romanians managed to return one from their forward Florin Andone, who netted the ball in by the 59th minute.Cosmin Contra’s boys almost managed to equalize a second goal, but were denied by the goalkeeper Kepa. The Chelsea star stopped a targeted header with his feet, securing the win.Spain currently top Group F with 15 points, and will face Faroe Island next Monday. Advertisementlast_img read more

The blow of Maria Teixidor

first_imgA new boost for women at Barça. That meant Maria Teixidor. Since January 2017, she was president of the Edelmira Calvetó Group, created by the club with the purpose of recovering the legacy of women in the history of Barça, and promoting the role of members and women athletes in the club. In addition, he represented Barça in the Grup de Treball Dona i Esport, which reports to the Municipal Council of l’Esport de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona. His activity at Barça multiplied at times. Her appointment as secretary of the Board of Directors in February 2019 confirmed her ancestry in the club, where she had a frantic activity. He was also in charge of activities related to children and the elderly within the social area.And one more detail, surely important in this story. Since September 2017, Maria Teixidor was president of the Barça Commission for Control and Transparency. A basic commission on censorship, for example, of the I3 Ventures scandal, in which the payment for the creation of accounts that eroded the image of third parties was fractured to avoid passage through the corresponding delegated control commissions.No one doubts that Teixidor was a fundamental asset for Bartomeu’s board and a figure with a background. His departure leaves Barça without references in the development of women’s football and without a fresh face that modernized the image of the club. Ambitious, Maria Teixidor has decided to leave. Who knows if to join another electoral candidacy with a view to June 2021. Who knows if to stand and try to be the first woman president of a club with more than 120 years of history. A terribly powerful image that Bartomeu may not have weighed well. It was Maria Teixidor (8-10-1975) who called Josep Maria Bartomeu to give him the news. The president could wait for the resignations of Rousaud, Tombas, Calsamiglia, Font or Elias, but that of Teixidor, at least out of doors, was a thunderclap for Barça. He had achieved great relevance in the board, so much so that for a time he had sounded like a possible replacement for Josep Maria Bartomeu in a continuation candidacy.The promotion of Maria Teixidor i Jufresa at Barça was brilliant. Lawyer, mediator and entrepreneur in the LegalTech sector (she is the creator of the first bullying detection and conflict resolution app for schools), she was a member of the board since July 2015, when Josep Maria Bartomeu won the elections. Teixidor had revolutionized the feminine universe of Barça. He was responsible for the first team since January 2018, actively collaborated in the millionaire signing of the sponsorship contract with Stanley, He presented in Los Angeles on the mixed tour that the professional male and female teams made in the United States in that 2018. The women’s soccer section had become the only professional that generates profits, which increased its prestige like foam.last_img read more