Raúl de Tomás points to the casting of Luis Enrique for the ‘nine’

first_imgAlthough it seems obvious that Madrid can hardly maintain this rhythm in the remaining 15 days, yes it is serving him to position himself in that casting of strikers that Luis Enrique, Spanish coach, must prepare with a view to the European Championship next summer The rhythm of the Madrid striker is devilish, since count by targets the five matches he has played to date with Espanyol. It took 22 minutes, entering from the bench, to premiere in Matapiñonera, against San Sebastián de los Reyes, in the second round of the Copa del Rey. But it was only a kind of rehearsal for LaLiga, the beginning of an idyll with the goal that has been extended, week after week, against Villarreal, Athletic Club, Granada and Mallorca. A few that have earned the parakeets to reap two wins, a draw and a defeat. Y to RdT, to reach a record, since no player of Espanyol had managed to score in his first four days. The day on which an exact month of his signing for Espanyol was fulfilled, at the rate of 20 million fixed euros deposited to a Benfica who had paid the same for him in summer to Real Madrid, Raúl de Tomás confirmed in Cornellà-El Prat not only to have regained its essence, lost in Portugal, or that its contest is crucial to the parakeet mission for permanence, but also that he is in a position to fight to go to the National Team no less than in the year of Eurocopa. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 10, 2020 There are many candidates, but few with the rhythm of the parakeet scorer, who must compete with Álvaro Morata, Jaime Mata, Rodrigo Moreno, Iago Aspas, Mikel Oyarzabal, Paco Alcácer or Gerard Moreno, who have already had minutes in recent years in the National Team, but also with Roger Martí, Ángel Rodríguez or Lucas Pérez.The hypothetical presence of RdT in the National Team would have an extra prize for Espanyol, since its termination clause would go from 60 to 70 million euros, according to PericosOnline. A fact to keep in mind.last_img read more

Macaraya says Fernandez has no right to call Calisaan a dirty player

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Fighting is family affair for Golovkin San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya was livid after San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez called Michael Calisaan a “dirty player” after their game Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“Boyet has no right to call Michael a dirty player,” said Macaraya after losing to the Red Lions 76-65. “He’s destroying the dignity of Michael as well as the referees and commissioner.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Break new ground READ: San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight winCalisaan was initially called for a disqualifying foul on San Beda’s Javee Mocon at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, which would’ve merited an automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe referees, however, downgraded the call to an unsportsmanlike foul after reviewing the video.“Every game, I watch Michael play because I want to find ways to stop him but every time I watch him I always see him punching a guy,” said Fernandez. “I love his physicality but don’t try to destroy another guy’s future.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Macaraya was dumbfounded with Fernandez’ statements adding that the 11-1 Red Lions have been practically breezing through during their 10-game win streak.“I don’t know what his problem is, they’re the ones who are winning and we’re the ones losing, and yet he keeps on complaining,” said Macaraya as his Stags slipped to 5-6. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

NBA clears Cavaliers of wrongdoing in Patrick McCaw signing, waiving

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Patrick McCaw dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week. McCaw officially joined the Cavaliers’ roster on Monday, Dec. 31 after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland’s offer. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)CLEVELAND — The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw.At the urging of the Golden State Warriors, the league investigated Cleveland’s signing of McCaw as a restricted free agent before releasing him. McCaw played two seasons with the defending champions but did not re-sign with them last summer. The Cavs signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last month the Warriors chose not to match.ADVERTISEMENT Back at it: Serena Williams wins in Australian Open return In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ McCaw played in three games for the Cavs and was waived before his contract became guaranteed. He signed with Toronto last week.The league said Monday it found “no violation of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, including the anti-circumvention rules.”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 ChrissThe Cavs could have forfeited a draft pick had they been found guilty of any offenses. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Revealed: Where each club is most likely to finish in the Premier League table

first_img 20 20 Southampton are most likely to finish 8th, with a 31% chance of finishing in that position – The Saints are given a 27% chance of finishing seventh 20 The weekend saw several significant results as a fascinating Premier League season reaches its final straight.Leicester City marched on towards what would be an utterly remarkable title success, while Tottenham – without a championship since 1961 – maintained their chase of the Foxes.In the battle for the Champions League places, Manchester United kept themselves in the frame with a vital derby victory at struggling Man City.West Ham, meanwhile, maintained their thrilling push for the top four, almost certainly killing off any faint hope Chelsea had of finishing fourth.At the bottom, Norwich boosted their survival chances with a win against West Brom, while Newcastle and Sunderland fought for a point apiece in the Tyne-Wear derby.So, where will these clubs (and the rest) finish at the end of the season?The boffin behind Sports Club Stats, might be able to give us an idea.Using a complex algorithm, involving millions of simulated fixtures – explained here – the website analyses the chances of a team finishing in each position.And it’s thrown up some interesting numbers, which you can see by clicking the right arrow above. Chelsea are most likely to finish 10th, with a 23% chance of finishing in that position – The Blues have a 0.0485% chance of finishing fourth. Yes, we’re saying there’s a chance! Swansea City are most likely to finish 15th, with a 30% chance of finishing in that position – The Swans are given a 28% chance of ending the campaign in 16th, with a 0.602% possibility of ending 18th and relegated. Sunderland are most likely to finish 18th, with a 38% chance of finishing in that position – The Black Cats may be in deep trouble, but the computer suggests they have a 29% chance of finishing outside the relegation zone in 17th, with a 5% chance of climbing as high as 16th. Arsenal are most likely to finish third, with boffins calculating they have a 56% chance of finishing the Premier League season in that position. Find out where your club is calculated most likely to finish – simply click the arrow above, right – The Gunners are also calculated to have a two per cent chance of finishing as champions, with a 14% chance of ending up second and 18% likelihood of finishing fourth. 20 Crystal Palace are most likely to finish 16th, with a 38% chance of finishing in that position – The Eagles are calculated to have a 2.529% of finishing 18th and relegated. Stoke City are most likely to finish 9th, with a 30% chance of finishing in that position – The Potters are given a 10% chance of finishing seventh, which could be a Europa League place. Everton are most likely to finish 11th, with a 22% chance of finishing in that position – And a 20% chance of finishing 10th. Evertonians will be looking to the FA Cup for excitement, then. 20 20 West Brom are most likely to finish 13th, with a 21.029% chance of finishing in that position – Along with the Hornets, the position the Baggies have the highest percentage chance of finishing in is 13th. Of course, only one club can take that spot, and West Brom are given a better chance of ending the season in 14th than Watford (19% compared to 17%). Manchester City are most likely to finish fourth, with a 33% chance of finishing in that position – City are calculated to have a 26% chance of finishing fifth, compared to a 14% chance of finishing third. 20 20 20 Manchester United are most likely to finish fifth, with a 28% chance of finishing in that position – The Red Devils are given a 22% chance of finishing fourth. 20 20 20 Leicester City are most likely to finish as CHAMPIONS, with a 76% chance of finishing in that position – The Foxes have a 21% chance of finishing as runners up. Incredible. Norwich City are most likely to finish 17th, with a 41% chance of finishing in that position – The Canaries are 31% likely to finish 18th and relegated, and have a 17% chance of finishing 19th, according to computer calculations. Newcastle United are most likely to finish 19th, with a 56% chance of finishing in that position – This makes bad reading for Magpies fans, with the computer calculating just a 13% chance of finishing 17th. Still, Leicester City confounded all opinion to escape relegation last season, so there’s always hope. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Bournemouth are most likely to finish 14th, with a 22% chance of finishing in that position – The Cherries are also calculated to have a 21% per cent chance of finishing 13th, but just a 0.0274% possibility of finishing 18th, ie. relegated. 20 Watford are most likely to finish 13th, with a 21.431% chance of finishing in that position – The Hornets are given a 20.586% chance of placing higher, in 12th, and a 16% chance of moving up to 9th by the season’s end. Aston Villa are, you will not be shocked to learn, calculated to have a 99% chance of finishing rock bottom in the Premier League – The Villans have a one per cent chance of finishing 19th, according to computer calculations. Sums it up! Tottenham are most likely to finish runners up, with a 62% chance of finishing in that position – Spurs are given a 22% chance of being crowned champions, which would have been seen as amazing at the start of the season, and that is still a decent chance. They are given a 14% chance of finishing third, which would probably put them behind Arsenal, so it seems likely that at the very least Spurs will finally finish above their North London rivals. Liverpool are most likely to finish seventh, with a 27% chance of finishing in that position – The Reds now have just a three per cent chance of finishing fourth. West Ham are most likely to finish 5th, with a 25.891% chance of finishing in that position – The Hammers, like Man United, find fifth place tipped as their most likely finishing spot, but with a lower chance than the Red Devils of ending the campaign in that place (28% for the Red Devils). In fact, West Ham are given a 25.684% chance of finishing sixth, only marginally lower than the likelihood of them taking fifth spot. Perhaps most importantly, they’re given a 20% chance of finishing fourth and that sums up what a brilliant season they have had so far under the management of Slaven Bilic.last_img read more

Excess weight risk factor on own

first_img The new study fits with that evolving school of thought and contrasts with a controversial government study published last year that suggested excess weight might not be as deadly as previously thought. “The take-home message would be pay more attention to your weight even if you don’t have an unhealthy risk factor profile yet,” said lead author Lijing Yan, a researcher at Northwestern and Peking University. The study appears in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association. Participants were Chicago-area men and women in their mid-40s on average who had no heart disease or diabetes when the study began. They were followed for an average of 32 years. The researchers tracked deaths from cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and hospitalizations for those conditions, starting at age 65. A total of 1,594 heart disease deaths occurred, 31 of them in people who started the study with normal blood pressure and cholesterol. CHICAGO – Middle-age people who are overweight but have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels are kidding themselves if they think their health is just fine. Northwestern University researchers tracked 17,643 patients for three decades and found that being overweight in midlife substantially increased the risk of dying of heart disease later in life – even in people who began the study with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. High blood pressure and cholesterol are strong risk factors for heart disease. Both are common in people who are too fat, and often are thought to explain why overweight people are more prone to heart disease. But there is a growing body of science suggesting that excess weight alone is an independent risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. Among participants with normal blood pressure and cholesterol at the start, those who were obese – or grossly overweight – were 43 percent more likely than normal-weight participants to die of heart disease later on. They were also four times as likely to be hospitalized for heart disease. Participants who were modestly overweight but had normal blood pressure and cholesterol still ran a higher risk than the normal-weight people. A total of 1,187 participants – 494 of them overweight or obese – had normal blood pressure (120 over 80 or lower) and cholesterol levels (under 200) at the outset. Standard body-mass index categories were used to define weight – BMIs of 25 to 29 were considered overweight and 30 and above was obese. Yan said it is possible that some overweight participants developed high blood pressure and cholesterol problems during the study, which could have contributed to their deaths. But she said researchers increasingly believe that being too fat causes other cardiovascular problems, too. Fat tissue “is not like an inert storage depot – it’s a very dynamic organ that is actually producing hormones and chemical messengers,” said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. These substances can damage blood vessels, increase the risk of blood clots and cause insulin resistance that makes people prone to diabetes – all without elevating blood pressure or cholesterol, said Manson, who was not involved in the Northwestern study. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Every top-flight club’s best signing in the Premier League era

first_img Newcastle United: Alan Shearer – The Magpies smashed the world transfer record to bring the Blackburn striker home in a £15m deal. They beat competition from Man United and Shearer went on to secure legendary status at his hometown club, beating Jackie Milburn’s record to become their all-time top scorer with 206 goals in 404 appearances. Shearer, who had a statue unveiled outside the stadium in 2016, is also the Premier League’s all-time scorer with 260 goals. He lived his childhood dream by playing for Newcastle, but failed to win a trophy with the club before being forced into retirement with injury aged 35. His initial fee seemed a lot, but for 10 years of excellent service, every United fan will say he was worth it. 20 20 20 Brighton and Hove Albion: Anthony Knockaert – The 25-year-old former Leicester player returned to the Championship in January 2016 after half a season in Belgium with Standard Liege. The French midfielder arrived at the Seagulls for an undisclosed fee and he was key behind their promotion-winning campaign last term, signing a deserved five-year contract in March. He scored 15 and assisted nine goals in 45 appearances for Chris Hughton’s side, was Championship Player of the Year and is deserving of a shot in the top-flight in 2017/18. 20 Chelsea: Frank Lampard – Signed for £11m from West Ham in 2001, Lampard has proved excellent value for money having helped the club to four FA Cup successes, three Premier League titles, two League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League. The former England international, who has 106 caps to his name, was a unique box-to-box midfielder who scored goals for fun (209 for the Blues). One of the finest players in Chelsea’s history, Lampard was deserving of every individual accolade as well as the team ones in 13 years at Stamford Bridge. He edges this as Chelsea’s best signing ahead of the likes of Petr Cech and Didier Drogba. 20 Burnley: Michael Keane – The defender is a graduate of Manchester United’s academy, but he did not make the grade at Old Trafford and was sold to the Clarets by Louis van Gaal for an undisclosed fee in 2015. Two-and-a-half years on, Keane has helped Burnley return to the top flight and was played a vital role in helping them retain their status for a second successive year. He is the subject of intense transfer speculation, with former club United, Everton, Tottenham and more said to be keen on signing the £25m-rated England international. Stoke City: Jon Walters – Now 33 years old and still at the club, the Republic of Ireland striker has been an excellent servant to the Potters. He arrived in Staffordshire from Ipswich in 2010, and has scored 62 goals in 271 appearances for the club to more than justify his £2.75m transfer fee, playing a part in helping them reach the FA Cup final in 2010/11 and a Europa League campaign the following year. 20 West Bromwich Albion: Chris Brunt – The 32-year-old left-sider arrived in the West Midlands from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007. A decade on, the Northern Irishman has helped the Baggies become an established Premier League club. With 345 West Brom appearances to his name, he has justified the £3.5m deal which took him to the club and he was rewarded with another contract extension in February. 20 20 Leicester City: N’Golo Kante – Months after securing Premier League survival in dramatic fashion, the Foxes signed the small French midfielder from Caen in 2016, in a reported £5.6m transfer. While Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez led the way in earning the plaudits, Kante was key for Claudio Ranieri’s side in the centre of the park, breaking up play and making the team tick as they won a shock Premier League title in Kante’s first and only season. He has now won back-to-back titles after securing a move to Chelsea for around £30m and his influence is being felt there. He may be quiet and reserved, but Kante is bold on the field and now the heartbeat to both Chelsea and France’s midfield. Arsenal: Dennis Bergkamp – A supremely talented forward who made the game look effortless. A £7.5m arrival from Inter Milan – then a club transfer record – 423 appearances, 11 trophy-laden seasons and 120 goals later, it is fair to say it was money well spent. So much so, the club have a statue of the Dutchman outside the Emirates Stadium. An influential professional on and off the field, Bergkamp had the touch, technique and composure to become one of the Premier League’s best ever strikers. He formed an excellent understanding with Thierry Henry and was responsible for some of the most memorable goals, from his hat-trick against Leicester to the magical turn against Newcastle. Henry goes close as their best buy, but Bergkamp, a member of the 2004 Invincibles team, edges it. Crystal Palace: Andy Johnson – Johnson scored 85 goals in 161 appearances for the Eagles between 2002 and 2006 and they struggled to replace him when he left for Everton. It was probably one of the best stints of Johnson’s career, as he struggled with injuries and he moved to Selhurst Park as part of a deal which saw Clinton Morrison go other other way to Birmingham. In 2005 he was voted in Palace’s centenary XI and his goals in 2004/05 helped Iain Dowie’s side to the Premier League via the play-offs. 20 20 20 20 Liverpool: Sami Hyypia – Luis Suarez goes close, but Finnish centre-back Hyypia was excellent business by the Merseyside club. The towering Finn arrived at the club in 1999 for £2.5m from Willem II and he went on to be a fan favourite after putting in consistent and classy performances in a Reds shirt, under both Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez. He won two FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and UEFA Cup in a decade at Anfield, before leaving the club as a true legend when he joined Bayer Leverkusen. Manchester United: Eric Cantona – A number of Sir Alex Ferguson’s buys have proved to be excellent business, but Cantona’s £1.2m arrival could be seen as pivotal. Fresh after winning the 1991/92 title with rivals Leeds, Ferguson signed Cantona ahead of the first ever Premier League season and they secured their first league title in 26 years, kick-starting the first of many under the Scot. The maverick forward had the confidence and swagger to wear the number seven shirt, as well as the brilliance on the ball. Not many players will secure legendary status in four-and-a-half seasons, but the Frenchman did just that at Old Trafford, scoring 82 goals in 185 appearances for the Red Devils. AFC Bournemouth: Harry Arter – The Sidcup-born Republic of Ireland international has racked up 238 appearances for the Cherries since arriving in 2010. He joined the club, then in League One, from non-League Woking for an undisclosed fee, which was settled by a tribunal, and his ascent to the top is in line with Bournemouth’s. Arter is a key part of Eddie Howe’s midfield and the 27-year-old is a firm fans’ favourite. Manchester City: Vincent Kompany – The Citizens paid in the region of £6m to sign the Belgian from Hamburg in 2008 and he will undoubtedly go down as a club legend. In an era of huge sums being spent City, Kompany is easily their best bit of business. He was one of the first to arrive in the new era under owner Sheikh Mansour and, although he has had a tough couple of seasons due to injury, he has played a key role in securing two Premier League trophies, two League Cups and an FA Cup win. Kompany has made over 300 appearances in a sky blue shirt, put in some world-class performances and been a key part of the City revolution. They look much more assured when he is in the side. While Sergio Aguero comes close having become the club’s best ever striker, Kompany edges it. Southampton: Adam Lallana – It is easy to forget Lallana did not necessarily start out at Southampton. He was at Bournemouth before the Saints purchased then-12-year-old Lallana in a deal settled by tribunal, believed to be nominal four-figure performance-related sums. The Cherries had a 25% sell-on fee for Lallana, so they will have been glad to see him secure a £25m switch to Liverpool in 2014. The midfielder represents an excellent profit for the club and, with his leadership and talented displays, he helped with the club rise from League One to the Premier League before going on to play for Liverpool and England. Tottenham Hotspur: Gareth Bale – By the time Bale left White Hart Lane in 2013 after six years, he was one of the best footballers in the world – a global superstar. There were injury problems in the beginning, but then his career began its ascendancy and he won games on his own for Tottenham. In his final season he top scored with 26 goals in all competitions and was eventually sold for £85m, which was a nice profit on a £10m buy. Everton: Tim Cahill – Months after helping Millwall to a shock FA Cup final in 2004, the Australian striker secured a £1.5m move to Goodison, where he went on to spend eight successful years. He netted 66 goals and assisted 29 in 271 appearances for the Toffees, often as captain, and his physical nature and tireless work-rate up front made him a hit with the fans. 20 20 Watford: Troy Deeney – You will struggle to find a Watford fan who is not dreading the day Deeney finally ends his Watford playing career. The club signed him from Walsall in 2010 and he has since become a goal scoring hero. He hit the winner in the 2013 Championship play-off semi-final, a season in which he scored 20 times in all competitions. He reached the 20-goal mark in his next two seasons and was captain when Watford did eventually win promotion to the Premier League in 2015. 20 20 20 20 20 Huddersfield Town: Aaron Mooy – A more recent pick on this list, Aaron Mooy was fairly unknown when he joined Manchester City from Melbourne City last year. The Australian midfielder joined Huddersfield on loan for the season and he was one of the Championship’s standout players. His performances in the centre of the park, including a stunning goal against local rivals Leeds, helped David Wagner’s side to a shock play-off win to book their place in the Premier League. No wonder Town are so keen to keep him – they are reportedly set to break their transfer record with a possible £10m deal in the offing. Andy Booth and Jordan Rhodes were contenders for Huddersfield’s best signing, but Mooy’s impact and influence helped them reach the big time. 20 The Premier League turns 25 years old this summer and it has been a long journey for the clubs entering the 2017/18 campaign.The likes of Swansea, AFC Bournemouth, Huddersfield and Brighton would have to wait a long time for their chance in the top flight, while Manchester United entered the first campaign looking to end their long wait for the league title. Huge amounts have been spent by each clubs since 1992, but which players have been the best signing in that era?*talkSPORT has looked at each club and taken into consideration value for money, contribution and more in determining each club’s player.Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s pick of each club’s best signing in the Premier League era…Do you agree? Comment with your thoughts below*Including times when these teams were not in the top flight. The era from 1992-present. Swansea City: Leon Britton (left) – An excellent servant to the club since arriving from Sheffield United – during Swansea’s Championship days – in 2011 for an undisclosed, but nominal, fee. He was key in Brendan Rodgers’ midfield which often earned the plaudits for their style of football and he has won the League Cup, Championship play-offs and League One title with the Welsh side. Now 34 years old and featuring less, 432 appearances is not a bad return. West Ham United: Scott Parker – “Other than Scott Parker, there is not a player we wouldn’t sell if it was the right bid,” West Ham manager David Sullivan once said after the midfielder helped the club steer clear of relegation in 2010. He was clearly well loved by his boss and his decision to remain at Upton Park despite interest from Spurs and the lure of Champions League football further endeared him to his already devoted fans. He eventually did join Spurs in 2011 following the Hammers’ relegation, but before he did he led a players’ revolt when Avram Grant was sacked by Karren Brady in the tunnel and told to find his way home after a 3-2 defeat at Wigan condemned them to the Championship. His professionalism was second to none and Parker even picked up the FWA Player of the Year award in his final season as a West Ham player.last_img read more

MORE THAN 3,000 AT NORTH WEST 10K

first_imgMORE than 3,000 people are taking part in the North West 10k in Letterkenny this afternoon.Belfast runner Joe McAllister is already across the finishing line – in an astonishing 30:56. Paddy Brennan Jnr was second in 33.02 and Christopher Johnston 33.17 was third.Local runner Teresa McGloin, from Finn Valley AC, was the first woman home. We will have all the results from the run/walk later today. Well done to all those taking part – all have helped to raise money for many local charities. MORE THAN 3,000 AT NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: May 6th, 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN AGM TAKES PLACE NEXT SUNDAY

first_imgMALIN GAA NOTESAGMClub AGM will take place on Sunday 18th January @ 6pm in the clubhouse. All adult members are encouraged to attend and have your say on your club. New faces are more than welcome. All motions to be with Roisin no later than Friday 16th.  MANAGEMENTWe are pleased to confirm the appointment of Liam Bradley as senior team manager for the coming season and wish him and his backroom staff every success. We would also like to thank Terence, Louie, Eamonn and their assistants for their superb work over the last number of years, when we clinched the Division 2 title, finished in the top half of Division 1 for 2 years in succession and where a whisker away from qualifying for the Senior County Final.  LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €500. Sequence drawn was 1-2-6-4-7-3-5. €50 winner was Paul Callaghan, Malin Head €20 sellers prize winner was Mc Cleans Bar. Next weeks jackpot returns to €550 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers. CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts. GAA NEWS: MALIN AGM TAKES PLACE NEXT SUNDAY was last modified: January 12th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalMalin GAA noteslast_img read more

BUNCRANA TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS CYCLING & WALKING TOURISM

first_imgBUNCRANA has taken the first steps towards setting up cycling and walking routes – and bring more tourists to Inishowen.Cllr. Mary Kelly has welcomed funding for the compilation of a strategy document for the initiative.Buncrana Cycling and Walking group has been informed funding had been approved for a strategy document to be prepared, a study which will provide direction to the group in the areas of cycling and walking in Buncrana and its environment This document will be a requirement to apply for future funding to programmes such as the Smarter Travel Programme.Funding has been approved by Inishowen Development Partnership.Earlier this year Buncrana Town Council agreed to part fund this project and we would like to thank them both for their support.Buncrana cycling and walking group was set up over a year ago to promote and plan walking and cycling in this area. Said Cllr Kelly: “Cycling and walking are of great importance not only for local residents but for tourism. Other areas have introduced cycling and walking projects and the success of these are to be seen around Ireland.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBUNCRANA TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS CYCLING & WALKING TOURISM was last modified: November 13th, 2011 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)Tags:buncranacycling routeslast_img read more