Possible move for Sturridge

first_imgThe Star are reporting that Wayne Rooney could move to America.The Manchester United forward is being linked with new MLS franchise Los Angeles FC.If Rooney does move he will have a wait before he plays as the new franchise won’t be involved in the MLS until 2018. It’s reported that Daniel Sturridge could be on his way out of Liverpool.The Irish mirror suggests the striker is frustrated at not being first choice striker.West Ham and Stoke are said to be interested.last_img

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U-17 World Cup: France and Brazil set up mouthwatering semi clash

first_img Source: FIFA France and Brazil confidently claimed the last two semi-final slots at the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ on Monday, respectively eliminating Spain and Italy. The two teams join the Netherlands and Mexico, who will lock horns in the first semi-final on Thursday.The day began with an avalanche of goals, to the extent that Les Bleuets’ 6-1 win over Spain represented the greatest margin of victory in a U-17 World Cup quarter-final.The French, who are now the highest-scoring team in the tournament with 17 goals, have only reached the last four once before, at Trinidad and Tobago 2001, and on that occasion, they were crowned champions.In the evening match, a large crowd at the Estadio Olimpico in Goiania rejoiced as the hosts put in their best performance of the competition thus far.Exhibiting strength and style, the Brazilians forced Marco Molla, the Italian goalkeeper who had conceded the fewest goals up to that point, to twice pick the ball out of the back of his net, and they will now feature in a semi-final for the ninth time.Of the four teams left in the tournament, Brazil boast the most tournament appearances.Memorable momentsAouchiche adds assistsAdil Aouchiche was the top scorer at the 2019 UEFA European U-17 Championship and he inevitably arrived in Brazil with a goal-grabbing reputation, but the competition has also revealed his fantastic ability to create opportunities for his team-mates.With a total of six assists to his name, the talented midfielder currently has the best record of any player in this department.Against Spain, Aouchiche added two of those six, both accurately struck corners, and he rounded off a productive afternoon by emphatically sweeping the ball into the net in the closing stages for his first goal of the tournament and France’s sixth of the match.2,200 reasons to be cheerfulFrenchman Isaac Lihadji hit the net just after half-time with a statistically significant strike: his straightforward back-post finish not only put Les Bleuets 3-1 up, but it also happened to be the 2,200th goal in the history of the U-17 World Cup.Lucas in the limelightBrazilian midfielder Pedro Lucas was not originally going to play at the U-17 World Cup, but the withdrawal of star player Reinier led to his inclusion in A Seleção’s 21-man squad.Up until today he had not started a match, but an injury to another of the team’s major figures, Talles Magno, saw him brought into the line-up. The patient No19 responded with a high-quality performance, laying two goals on a plate for his grateful team-mates.last_img read more

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Pelicans pick up coach Alvin Gentry’s option for 2020-21

first_img Four injured, three arrested after shooting during Raptors’ championship parade “Perhaps more importantly, the relationship we have built over our many years together will enable us to challenge, empower and further one another and our franchise.”Gentry, 64, is 145-183 since taking over at the helm in 2015. New Orleans made the playoffs in 2017-18 but has finished with a losing record in every other season under Gentry.He has a career record of 480-553 in 16 seasons as coach and is one of eight active coaches with at least 450 career victories. Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Celtics have ‘had little, if any, communication’ with star in recent weeks Related Newscenter_img The Pelicans aren’t done making moves just yet.The team on Monday announced that it had picked up the team option on coach Alvin Gentry’s contract for the 2020-21 season. The news comes only days after the team traded Anthony Davis to the Lakers for a handful of players and draft picks over the weekend. The Pelicans also hold the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft, which they’re expected to use on former Duke star Zion Williamson.The #Pelicans have exercised their team option on Head Coach Alvin Gentry’s contract for the 2020-21 season! pic.twitter.com/eAcv4JQdQM— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 18, 2019″We couldn’t be happier to extend our relationship with Alvin,” Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said in a statement. “He is exactly the right coach at the right time for this franchise. As I have mentioned several times previously, the shared vision we have for the future of Pelicans basketball both on and off the floor will enable us to build a roster that fits both culturally and tactically.last_img read more

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BiH before everything: Benis Kadric played despite Doctor’s Prohibition!

first_imgBenis Kadric from Visoko is one of the members of BH national team in sitting volleyball who defended the colors of our country and brought a silver medal from Rio de Janeiro. However, his story is the best indicator of how these guys put our country even in front of their own health.After landing at the airport in Sarajevo, captain of BH team Sabahudin Delalic revealed that 29-year-old Kadric spent five days in the hospital.“When we talk about the team, I as a captain, cannot skip to mention and say to which of our athletes our country is the most important. Our colleague and teammate Benis Kadric spent five days in the hospital, had two thrombus, one below the knee and one in the groin. He was not allowed to even move, let alone to play. Though his doctor did not allow him to perform, he prepared and trained with us and played that match. Thanks you,” said Delalic.To recall, BiH was defeated by Iran in the final Paralympic match in Rio de Janeiro. Team and selector landed in Sarajevo and addressed the public at the airport.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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Chairman of BH Presidency Milorad Dodik sends Letter of Support to Jusuf Nurkic

first_imgChairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Milorad Dodik has sent a letter of support to the injured Bosnian basketball player Jusuf Nurkic, saying that he was negatively surprised by the news of a serious injury.“I was unpleasantly surprised by the news of the serious injury you experienced at the end of the match, where you, as well as earlier, provided a great game. As a basketball fan, I also want your fans to give you the sincere words of support and I appreciate your game and I have been delighted with your brilliant performances for Portland in the world’s leading basketball league where the best ones play, including you, “Dodik saidDodik added that all expect from Nurkic to be back in matches and to play brilliant games.last_img

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Yorkshire to defend title at Women’s County Finals

first_imgThe draw:Monday 17 SeptemberMatch 1 Norfolk v StaffordshireMatch 2 Gloucestershire v YorkshireMatch 3 Surrey v Buckinghamshire 10 Sep 2018 Yorkshire to defend title at Women’s County Finals Thursday 20 SeptemberMatch 1 Norfolk v GloucestershireMatch 2 Staffordshire v BuckinghamshireMatch 3 Surrey v Yorkshire Friday 21 SeptemberMatch 1 Surrey v StaffordshireMatch 2 Buckinghamshire v GloucestershireMatch 3 Yorkshire v Norfolk Tags: County, Finals, Royal North Devon, Women Wednesday 19 SeptemberMatch 1 Yorkshire v BuckinghamshireMatch 2 Norfolk v SurreyMatch 3 Gloucestershire v Staffordshire Yorkshire will defend their title when Women’s County Finals is played next week at Royal North Devon Golf Club.The Northerners will be chasing their 14th win – but their five rivals will do all they can to stop them, playing with all the passion and team spirit which is the hallmark of this championship.The six teams each represent one of the England Golf women’s regions and Yorkshire’s challengers are: Surrey, ten-times champions from the South; Staffordshire from Midlands North, who have won four times; Gloucestershire from the South West, who finally claimed their first title in 2016; Buckinghamshire from Midlands South, who are regulars at County finals, but still seeking their first win, like Norfolk, from the East.County Finals is always one of the highlights of the season with county pride clearly on display throughout the five-day round-robin event, from Monday to Friday, 17-21 September. TeamsBuckinghamshireGeorgina Bowers, Hannah Cash, Amelia Curtis, Denise Goodacre, RachelGoodwin, Daisy Kennedy, Rosie Bee Kim, Thalia Kirby, Alice Kozlowski, Olivia Lee, Grace Rigby-Walden, Lily Robinson.GloucestershireRachael Archibald, Jessica Brown, Grace Connelly, Charlie Hiatt, Ebonie Lewis, Caley McGinty, Claudia Ovens, Samantha Round, Alex Saunders, Ffion Tynan.NorfolkJo Ashmore, Jasmine Campbell, Chloe Gibbs, Sue Heeles, Joanne Herd, Imogen Leeder, Megan Mann, Vanessa Mann, Tiffany Mills, Abigail O’Riordan, Chloe Rowswell.StaffordshireEmily Brennan, Rachel Bishop, Bev Chattaway, Julia Gaunt, Lynn Gray, Emma Leech, Georgia Ann Pritchard, Jenny Rhodes, Georgie Taylor, Morgan Thomas, Georgina Wilkie, Madeleine Winnett.SurreyJessica Adams, Rafiah Banday, Tana Churchill, Lauren Gooding, Charlotte Griffith, Ellie Lace, Katie Laud, Canice Screene, Alice Spani-Molella, Nicola Taylor, Sarah WilmoreYorkshireEvie Cooke, Mia Eales-Smith, Debbie Henery, Lily Hirst, Georgia Holden, Hannah Holden, Jessica Hosking, Laura Morrison, Adel Watt, Melissa Wood. Tuesday 18 SeptemberMatch 1 Gloucestershire v SurreyMatch 2 Staffordshire v YorkshireMatch 3 Buckinghamshire v Norfolklast_img read more

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PSE Foundation Launches New Competitive Grants to Aid in Response and…

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Puget Sound EnergyAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our local communities, the Puget Sound Energy Foundation has revised its standard grant program to allow more organizations to apply with a broader range of qualifying funding requests. This has been a challenging time for Puget Sound Energy customers and communities, and the PSE Foundation is seeking to provide more flexible support for organizations that are stepping up to help.“We know this is a great time of need for the communities we serve and the organizations that support them,” said PSE Foundation Chairman and President Andy Wappler. “We are living our value to do what’s right and helping how we can.”The PSE Foundation, which is a nonprofit entity operating independently of PSE but helps the communities PSE services, will provide grants totaling $400,000 before the end of this year in response and recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofit and public charity organizations located within PSE’s 16 county service and operation areas (Chelan, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Garfield, Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit, Thurston, and Whatcom counties) can apply for a grant to be selected through a competitive process; deadlines are Aug. 31 and Oct. 1 with funding awarded in October and December respectively.  Applicants applying prior to the Aug. 31 deadline will automatically be considered in both rounds of funding.The program will be seeking to fund programs and/or services to ensure community members have access to shelter, food, or personal protection equipment (PPE). Funding will also be considered for organizations that provide these critical services or programs to community members so they can continue to keep doors open by funding deep cleaning expenses, equipment, PPE or other mandated health and safety requirements.Together, the PSE Foundation and PSE have already contributed more than $1.3 million towards mitigating impacts of COVID-19 across PSE’s service area communities.The Puget Sound Energy Foundation is dedicated to keeping our communities safe and prepared where PSE serves and operates. The PSE Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates independently of Puget Sound Energy. None of the funds will ever come from PSE’s utility customers.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie area house fire

first_imgAt last report, the Grande Prairie Fire Department was into mop-up procedures, following a house fire in Crystal Lake, which caused extensive damage to one home and also some, to another one next door.The department was called out at 1:10 this morning, and 26 firefighters were ultimately on the scene of a blaze, that punched through the roof of the home where a floor also collapsed.Early damage estimates are in, at over 300-thousand dollars, and the aftermentioned home next door, suffered heat radiation damage.No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.- Advertisement –last_img

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Southgate qualities echo Mourinho, Conte says Holland

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Southgate has been compared to Jose Mourinho by England’s assistant coach Steve Holland © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURISAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – England coach Steve Holland believes Gareth Southgate is showing the same key qualities he saw in the likes of Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte at Chelsea.Holland worked with the London club’s first team from 2011 before joining Southgate, and England, in 2016. “I think with Gareth, he ticks so many of the boxes that the best that I’ve worked with tick,” Holland said.“Does he understand man-management and getting the best out of players? Yes. Does he understand the value of giving staff ownership and responsibility? Yes absolutely.“Does he have experience of international football at the highest level? Yes.“He has some outstanding qualities and I’ve really seen him grow into the role.”England play Panama on Sunday, looking to build on an encouraging, albeit last-gasp, opening win over Tunisia, but with morale high after Harry Kane’s double in Volgograd.The mood was different 18 months ago, when Southgate took over a team rattled by the tumultuous sacking of Sam Allardyce and still smarting from defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.“I think Gareth recognised early on that it wasn’t a time for revolution,” Holland said.Instead, they began rebooting England’s young squad and scouting their potential opponents, starting at the Confederations Cup in Russia last year.“We spent a lot of time on a plane but it really gave us the opportunity to speak about what we’d learned,” Holland said.“We tried to envisage how our team would look in those kinds of fixtures and we made some decisions. One of those was a back three.“That decision was with and without the ball. We felt we would be better with and without the ball with a back three. We had dinner in Sochi and that was more or less where it was named.”– History lessons –Southgate has admitted his own preferences are informed by the England teams he played with, in particular the one that reached the semi-finals at Euro ’96 under Terry Venables.“We looked at Terry Venables, the Euro 96 team, with Steve McManaman and Darren Anderton as wing-backs and Gary Neville in a back three, the balance of the midfield,” Holland said.“Even at Italia ’90 going back to Bobby Robson, who started with one way of playing then went to a back three.”Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young filled the wide positions against Tunisia, with Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli playing in front of Jordan Henderson in midfield. Raheem Sterling supported Kane up front.“We felt three rather than two in the midfield, given the profile of players we have, brings in a Lingard or an Alli,” Holland said.“Also, we have good forwards. If we play 4-3-3 or 4-2-1-3 we can only play one striker. If we play two, we can get two forwards on the pitch.”There is no room for complacency. England are in a strong position to progress from Group G but their last game against Belgium will offer a truer gauge of their standing.If they qualify, they will be pursuing only their seventh victory in the knock-out stages of a major tournament since 1966.The win over Tunisia offered cause for optimism, however, not least because if Lingard, Sterling and John Stones had converted early chances, it would have been far more comfortable.“With finishing, it’s practice,” Holland said. “It’s psychological, it’s about pushing the players to be match-winners but it is also a process. It might just take the time that it takes.“If you imagine these guys in a couple of years, and I hope I’m still around then, once they’ve become more seasoned at this level, that could be really exciting. It already is now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Vitamin D may not be wonder drug to lower risk of dying from cancer

first_imgThe first-of-a-kind government study released Tuesday shows the issue is far from settled. National Cancer Institute researchers analyzed vitamin D levels measured in almost 17,000 people as part of a national study that tracked their health. About a decade after enrolling, 536 of those people had died of cancer. Whether people had low or high vitamin D levels played no role in their risk of dying from cancer in general, they reported Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A large new study found no sign that vitamin D lowers the overall risk of dying from cancer, injecting a note of caution to the latest vitamin craze. The exception: People with more vitamin D in their blood did have a significantly lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, supporting earlier findings. Getting enough of the so-called sunshine vitamin – the skin makes it from ultraviolet rays – is vital for strong bones. But vitamin D has made headlines in recent years because of research saying it may be a powerful cancer fighter, sparking a push for people to get more than currently recommended amounts, either through diet or sun. last_img read more

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