Paris Saint Germain eyeing for replacement options of Edinson Cavani

first_imgAdvertisement dck1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8sioWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ltq0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1rhhggcWould you ever consider trying this?😱38sCan your students do this? 🌚ck08jy4qRoller skating! Powered by Firework The club management of Paris Saint Germain are eyeing to replace Edinson Cavani in the next summer transfer window. They are now sorting the options and Luka Jović and Mauro Icardi  are topping the list. The other options might well be Moussa Dembele or Romelu Lukaku.Advertisement Mauro Icardi is in good form for Inter Milan for last few seasons. So, he is certainly under the radar of many top European clubs in this summer transfer window. According to the sources, Mauro Icardi is wishing to leave Inter Milan after the end of this season. However, Inter Milan are currently placed at the third position in the league table of Serie A and they will qualify for the Champions League next season.Advertisement Luka Jović is also in great form this season for Frankfurt. Frankfurt are also in the semifinal of the Europa League. So, it is quite certain that all the European top guns are eyeing to make a move for him and Paris Saint Germain are also in this list. If the Ligue 1 Giants could not get Mauro Icardi or Luka Jović, they will go for Moussa Dembele or Romelu Lukaku and they are also quite renowned centre forwards to replace Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint Germain.Manchester United pull off the unthinkable at PSGAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Sin Bins’ in grassroots football – a huge but welcome development?

first_imgAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3o39iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2p0a6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2ztjWould you ever consider trying this?😱cv2ptCan your students do this? 🌚38wfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Dissent is a major negative side of football. Often , dissent leads a player or a team spiraling into sheer indiscipline and negative actions. In the perspective of fans too, dissent sends a wrong message to them, especially to the youngsters. The game of football which is supposed to promote teamwork and discipline , is rendered useless when a role model player engages into abusive behavior and dissent.Advertisement Along these lines, the good news for football is that the FA is endorsing the concept of sin-bins at the grassroot level. Sin bins are nothing but a zone outside the pitch where a player can be sent to by the referee for usually 10 minutes in case that player has engaged in dissent like activity.Advertisement Mark Bullingham, The FA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The introduction of sin bins is a positive step for grassroots football. They allow referees to address incidents of dissent quickly and effectively.“Dissent is a key part of the game that needs to be tackled, and our pilot phase has proved that sin bins work well. The trial showed a huge impact on behaviour that we want to roll out to the whole game and make it more enjoyable for everyone.”Advertisement This move has been well endorsed by people in the game with 72% of players, 77% of managers and 84% of referees praising the use of sin bins. Advertisementlast_img read more

Concrete jobs in town

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Snook makes four changes for Uganda visit

first_img0Shares0000Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook and his assistant Murray Roulston before the Rugby Africa Gold Cup match against Zimbabwe at the RFUEA ground on June 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5- Kenya 15s head coach Ian Snook has made four changes to the starting team that plays Uganda on Saturday afternoon in a Rugby Africa Gold Cup match which will also double up as the return leg of the Elgon Cup.Two of those changes have been informed with injury, Tony Onyango and youngster Edmund Anya missing out after picking knocks against Zimbabwe in last weekend’s 45-36 win while the other two have come off tactical changes. The experienced duo of Felix Ayange and Vincent Mose return to the starting team and Snook expects them to play a huge role as they look to keep their Gold Cup campaign on track. Jacob Ojee and Oliver Mang’eni who started off the bench are also drafted in the starting team.“Anya got a few knocks in the game against Zimbabwe and so we thought we give him a full rest. Felix comes in on the wing for Tony (Onyango) who had some health issues. He could have played but we don’t want to put him under a lot of pressure. Oliver brought in a lot of impact off the bench and we thought good for him to start,” Snook said about his changes.Tony Onyango evades a tackle from a Zimbabwe playerHe added; “Felix has been outstanding in training and has been very keen to come on. He has dug in and worked hard so we are expecting a good performance. We know what he can do on the wing, so we really expect him to take the chance.”Max Kang’eri and Kenya Cup winning captain Curtis Lilako who were part of the match day squad last weekend are also rested from the test against Uganda.On the bench, Snook will have for the first time this season France based Simon Muniafu who will look to impress coming on as well as Kabras Sugar tight head prop Hillary Mwanjilwa who will be in line for his debut.“We like what we see. He’s been training hard and we think he is a tough character. We need to look at him in the game because we didn’t have any pre-season games unfortunately, so we have to look at players in the game. We are still looking at players, still trying to get the strongest squad together,” the tactician further said.The Ugandan Rugby Cranes come to Nairobi breathing revenge having lost 34-16 in the first leg played in May at the Legends Club in Kampala. The last time they were in Kenya’s capital they scraped off with a draw.Phillip Wokarach was man of the match during the two teams’ last meeting in Nairobi. PHOTO/KRUThe side will see the return of Kabras Sugar star Philip Wokarach who has missed their first two games of the season for the Cranes. Wokarach was man of the match during the team’s last visit to Nairobi.The team also has a host of players who play locally, and they will look to make the most for their national team.Snook expects a tough game from the visitors but is keen to keep the Gold Cup campaign sailing having picked back to back wins against Zimbabwe and Morocco to place second with eight points in the standings.“I am expecting a ferocious fast performance from them. Last time they put us under a lot of pressure with direct running and physicality and I’m sure that they plan to play again the same way. They have pace and skilled players capable of scoring tries and I am expecting a fairly fast game,” Snook said.Kenya trails leaders Namibia with seven points though the Southern Africans have played a match more and have picked bonus points win in all their games.Kenya in contrast have not picked a bonus point, but Snook is unfazed saying; “As long as we beat them in the final game, then those bonus points will not haunt us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Okoth last gasp goal lifts Gor over City Stars

first_img0Shares0000Harun Shakava celebrates after putting Gor Mahia ahead. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, July 23- Collins Okoth scored in the last minute of added time as champions Gor Mahia beat a hard fighting Nairobi City Stars 2-1 to bridge the gap between them and leaders Tusker FC to just three points.The league leaders dropped points for the second consecutive time at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos after being held to a 1-1 draw by bottom side Sofapaka with Ugandan Shafik Batambuze cancelled out Moses Odhiambo’s opener. At the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Okoth poked the ball home from close range after City Stars had failed to clear a long throw from substitute Enock Agwanda.The ecstasy and relief both for players and fans was evident with a section of the green army storming the pitch after the full time whistle in jubilation as they finally come to within striking range of the leaders.City Stars had given their all to fight for the vital points off Gor with Ezekiel Odera having equalized immediately after Harun Shakava had given the defending champions the lead.-changes-Head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira had made changes to his team, Harun Shakava slotting back to defense in place of Luke Ochieng while Okoth made way back to the starting team ahead of Ernest Wendo.Abouba Sibomana also started at left back, a decision that meant impressive Harambee Stars under-20 utility Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma was pushed up on the offensive left.In the past three matches, Gor had struggled in midfield and Okoth’s return was meant to ensure the side got the much needed stability and flow especially in attack.The Kawangware based side almost gave K’Ogalo a surprise as early as the fifth minute with keeper Boniface Oluoch coming to the rescue, narrowing the angle and spreading his body to deny Oliver Maloba who had broken through on the right.CIty Stars’ Simon Ogutu scrambles for the ball with Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUGor were shocked off their slumber by City Stars’ fast paced start as they launched their forward play in earnest.Meddie Kagere came close in the seventh minute with a little cheeky back-heel from an Ouma low cross that went inches wide. Two minutes later, Ouma came close with chipped ball that was tipped over by City Stars custodian Ronnie Kagunzi.On the opposite end, Musa Mohammed was forced into a goal-line clearance hitting the ball away after Jimmy Bageya had beaten Oluoch from a speedy run on the left.It was a fast paced start to the match with both sides giving much in attack with none of them eager to drop points.Gor were coming off a run of two winless matches and with pressure starting to build up, they were in no mood to drop points again.City Stars had picked vital points off Posta Rangers and 2010 champions Ulinzi Stars and they were high in confidence, with coach Tamale Pinto saying pre-match he wants to add more misery on Gor’s poor form.With a strong striking force that had Rwandese forwards Kagere and Jack Tuyisenge, Gor were on paper the best bet to get the goals banging.The partnership almost bore fruits in the 20th minute when Kagere spotted Tuyisenge inside the box, lifting in a decent cross from the right, but the latter’s bouncing header went straight to Kagunzi.Gor got into the lead a minute later when Shakava marked his return in emphatic fashion, volleying home from the far post after City Stars failed to clear away a Francis Kahata corner.But no sooner had the celebrations on the field and on the stands died down than City Stars grabbed an equalizer. From a quick restart, Bageya released Ezekiel Odera inside the box and the former KCB and Sofapaka forward had the easiest of tasks beating Oluoch one-on-one.The champions came close to winding up the half on a high with Tuyisenge’s strong header from an Innocent Wafula free-kick hitting the upright.Gor Mahia’s Erick Ouma takes on City Stars defender Frankline Osama. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULU-Second half-At the start of the second half, coach Ferreira pulled out Wafula who had been wasteful in the first half and brought on Baron Oketch to add some punch in the forward line.Gor started faster off the blocks, pinning City Stars in their own half. Tuyisenge had a chance in the 55th minute with a free-kick from 30 yards out which Kagunzi stretched to parry for a corner.On the other end, City Stars who were restricted in their forward movement for most of the second half had their first opportunity in the 71st minute, Bageya having a low shot from the edge of the box go inches wide.With the clock ticking and an imminent third winless match looking likely, Ferreira went all attack pulling out Sibomana for Enock Agwanda as he went for a three-man attack. The change now saw Ouma drift down to left back.Ten minutes from time, Oketch came close with a nice swinging shot that went inches above the bar while Agwanda showed his intent with a stinging low shot from 25 yards off that went wide.Gor piled more pressure with City Stars now defending in numbers as they sought to keep the vital one point to aid their survival battle. Even with six added minutes, Gor were unable to break for a second goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink cautious of club’s striking situation

first_imgGuus Hiddink admits Chelsea could be caught short if Diego Costa and Loic Remy are struck down by injury, but would not be drawn on the Blues strengthening their strike options.Costa has shaken off a bruised knee to be fit to start Wednesday’s Premier League clash with West Brom, while Remy could be in the squad following a calf problem. It is uncertain when Radamel Falcao will return from his thigh injury.“We must not go into this danger if something happens with one or two strikers,” Hiddink said.But the Dutchman refused to comment on any transfer speculation, with Baggies striker Saido Berahino among those to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks and months.“The window opens and the mouth shuts so we don’t have interest in this moment,” Hiddink added.“We are thinking. When you think, you don’t speak normally.“If, suppose something is going on, it can be harmful when you go public.”When Costa, who has scored four goals in four games since Hiddink’s predecessor Jose Mourinho left after a prior barren spell, and Remy are fit, Chelsea have what they need, Hiddink says.A departure for Remy this month was ruled out, but Hiddink wants to see more from the Frenchman.“He will stay until the end of the season,” said Hiddink, who has seen little of Remy “because he repeatedly fell into injury”.He added: “I am curious. I hope Remy picks it up. I hope he will deliver if he is needed.” Guus Hiddink 1last_img read more

Andries Jonker leaves Arsenal academy role for top job in Germany

first_img Andries Jonker 1 Andries Jonker has left his job as director of Arsenal’s youth academy to become the new head coach of Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg.The Dutchman replaces Valerien Ismael, who left the club on Sunday after the 2-1 home defeat by Werder Bremen left them 14th in the table.The 54-year-old Jonker has signed a deal with Wolfsburg which will see him remain as coach until 2018.Sporting director Olaf Rebbe told the club’s official website: “Andries Jonker knows VfL Wolfsburg well and maintained regular contact with the club even after his move to London.“Both factors were vital in us achieving this top solution so quickly. He is an internationally experienced coach and an expert tactician, who provides the best possible requirements to get VfL back on track quickly and sustainably.”The 2008/09 Bundesliga champions decided to make a change after Ismael, a former defender with the club, won six games in 17 matches in charge having taken over from Dieter Hecking in October 2016.Jonker, who was assistant to Felix Magath at Wolfsburg from 2012 to 2014, has also coached at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.Following Ismael’s departure, Rebbe explained to the club website: “Having considered all the facts and circumstances, we came to the mutual conclusion that a parting of ways is the correct measure in order to get the team back onto a successful track.“Our decision was not based solely on the most recent result of the game against Bremen, but rather based upon the impressions and results from recent weeks and months.“We would like to thank Valerien Ismael for immediately agreeing to take charge of the team during a very difficult phase in October 2016 and making a massive effort to improve the situation. In spite of all of our very best efforts, we have not been successful in getting back on track sportingly.”Jonker was due to be presented at a press conference at 2pm (CET) on Monday.Before leaving the Gunners Jonker told the Arsenal website: “I have had a wonderful three years at Arsenal. We have made significant progress and it has been great to be part of a club which puts such an emphasis on developing young players through its academy.“I leave a great team of people who will continue to do a terrific job and I would like to thank everyone, including the board, chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger for all the support.“There are some top young players in the Arsenal academy. I look forward to seeing them progress their careers.”Gazidis added: “This is a great opportunity for Andries and we wish him every future success. Under Andries’ guidance, we have made huge progress in our academy operations.“Arsenal is known around the world for its development of young players and we are confident we will find the right person to continue to lead our progress.”last_img read more

Tottenham all-time top scorers: Where does Kane rank?

first_img 14 11. Robbie Keane – Scored 122 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14. Glenn Hoddle – Scored 110 goals for Tottenham Hotspur – Click right to see where Harry Kane ranks amongst Spurs legends… 3. Martin Chivers – Scored 174 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 13. Jimmy Dimmock – Scored 112 goals for Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane is well on his way to becoming a Tottenham Hotspur legend.The 24-year-old striker has enjoyed a stellar 2017 and has ended it with an incredible 56 goals, for club and country, and become a Premier League record holder with 39 Premier League strike across the calendar year.And Kane will now have his eyes on Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260 Premier League goals as he enters the prime years of his career in north London.But how does the striker’s scoring record for Spurs compare to past legends of the Lilywhites?Click the right arrow above to see a list of Tottenham’s all-time leading goal scorers…*Only players with 110 or more goals for TottenhamStatistics correct as of 27/12/2017  8. Alan Gilzean – Scored 133 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14 4. Cliff Jones – Scored 159 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 9. Teddy Sheringham – Scored 124 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14 14 14 14 2. Bobby Smith – Scored 208 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14 14 12. Les Bennett – Scored 117 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 6. George Hunt – Scored 138 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14 5. Jermain Defoe – Scored 143 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14 14 14 7. Len Duquemin – Scored 134 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 14 14 10. Harry Kane – Has scored 123 goals for Tottenham Hotspur 1. Jimmy Greaves – Scored 266 goals for Tottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

112-year-old had junk food diet

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Johnson, who was blind and living alone until his 110th birthday when a caregiver began helping him, built the Richmond house by hand in 1935. He got around using a walker in recent years. Johnson was the only living Californian considered a “supercentenarian,” a designation for those ages 110 or older, Coles said. His group is now in the process of validating a Los Angeles candidate who claims to be 112 years old. Coles participated in an autopsy Thursday that was designed to study Johnson’s health. “All of his organs were extremely youthful. They could have been the organs of someone who was 50 or 60, not 112. Clearly his genes had some secrets,” Coles said. “Everything in his body that we looked at was clean as a whistle,” Coles said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – George Johnson, considered California’s oldest living person at 112 and the state’s last surviving World War I veteran, had experts shaking their heads over his junk food diet. “He had terrible bad habits. He had a diet largely of sausages and waffles,” Dr. L. Stephen Coles, founder of the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California, Los Angeles, said Friday. The 5-foot-7, 140-pound Johnson died of pneumonia Wednesday at his Richmond home in Northern California. “A lot of people think or imagine that your good habits and bad habits contribute to your longevity,” Coles said. “But we often find it is in the genes rather than lifestyle.” last_img read more

La Habra WP plays Thursday

first_img2:30 p.m. La Habra High School will play Los Altos in a CIF Southern Section, Division III boys water polo first-round game Thursday at Sonora High School. The game was originally scheduled to be played Friday. Game time is 3:15 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’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