Sanchez doubtful for Southampton game after injuring hamstring in training

first_imgManchester United’s Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for Saturday’s Premier League visit to Southampton after suffering a hamstring problem in training on Thursday, the club said on their website hereThe injury to the Chile forward, who was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Young Boys, “will require further investigation to confirm its severity”, the club added.Sanchez came off the bench in this month’s league games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace but last started in the victory at Juventus in the Champions League on Nov. 7.United are struggling in seventh place in the league with 21 points from 13 games ahead of the trip to St Mary’s.British media also reported on Thursday that United have exercised their option to extend goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract for another year as talks continue on a long-term deal.The Spain international’s contract was due to finish at the end of the season, which would have allowed him to sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from Jan. 1.Manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday hailed De Gea, 28, as the best keeper in the world after United clinched a place in the Champions League last 16 and said the Spaniard, whose superb save kept out the Swiss, wanted to remain at Old Trafford.”…I know he wants to stay, I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that so hopefully sooner or later they reach a conclusion,” Mourinho told reporters.advertisementlast_img read more

Mackay Touch breaks Guinness World Record

first_imgImagine playing a game of Touch Football for 30 hours straight! Well that’s what a committed bunch of players from Mackay Touch Association did over the weekend, and just so happened to break a Guinness World Record in the process.Starting at 7.00am on Saturday morning, the two teams battled it out all day and throughout the night, and until 1.00pm on Sunday to claim the record, which was previously at 27 hours. And it was all for a good cause, the weekend was also a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.Organiser Katie Geiger said that the weekend was a huge success and was very rewarding to be a part of. “We set ourselves this massive challenge way back in February and it’s finally happened! To say I’m proud is such an understatement,’ Geiger said. And Geiger says that while everyone involved enjoyed themselves, that it might be the last time they attempt a game like this! Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Mackay Touch Association on their achievement. Related LinksGuinness World Recordlast_img read more

Late penalty dooms Ohio State mens soccer in Big Ten semifinal against

OSU junior defenders Liam Doyle (5) and Kyle Culbertson (3) fight for possession of the ball during a game against Kentucky, Oct. 28. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU and Kentucky tied, 1-1.Credit: Taylor Cameron / Lantern photographerThe penalty kick rolled to his right, but redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov leaned left before stopping, realizing his mistake as the shot found the back of the net.The No. 2 seed Ohio State men’s soccer team (9-7-4) fell, 2-1, to No. 6 seed Indiana (12-3-5) in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday in College Park, Md., on the back of the late penalty kick.The shot — awarded because of a handball by junior defender Kyle Culbertson with about four minutes left — was served by sophomore midfielder Tanner Thompson.Thompson — a first-team all-Big Ten selection — scored his sixth goal of the season on the play, including his second game winner.Culbertson’s handball came just minutes after the referees appeared to miss a clear handball in Indiana’s box that would have awarded OSU the penalty kick with a chance to take the lead.OSU played from behind in the score for the majority of the game, despite outshooting Indiana by a margin of 9-5 in the first half.However, OSU found itself trailing at the half, 1-0, due to a goal off a free kick by senior defender Patrick Doody midway through the half.“It was important (to score the goal). Ohio State brought a lot of pressure, we didn’t really have much on goal, so it was good to capitalize,” Doody said in an interview with the Big Ten Network after the game.Despite the shot margin, OSU coach John Bluem said he was not satisfied with his team’s first-half performance.“I don’t feel that we’ve played as good as we’re capable of playing yet,” Bluem said in a halftime interview with Big Ten Network.Earlier in the week, Bluem said he felt freshman forward Marcus McCrary could be a weapon in the game because of his speed and the fact that he missed OSU’s first matchup with Indiana, a 2-1 loss on Oct. 12, with an undisclosed injury.“The first time we played them, we didn’t have Marcus McCrary,” the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year said Tuesday. “That gives us someone they haven’t seen. They’ve seen him on video, but you know how fast Marcus is, he surprises a lot of people with his quickness and his athleticism, so that may be something we can use to our advantage.”McCrary indeed proved to be the weapon OSU was looking for, as he tied the game midway through the second half with his third goal of the season.The freshman was led with a header from senior midfielder Yianni Sarris at midfield, and then it was off to the races.McCrary beat the entire Indiana defense down the field, scoring with a strong right-footed strike that found the back of the net.Overall, OSU outshot Indiana, 20-12, including a 9-5 edge in shots on target. However, Indiana sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb made eight saves to hold on for his 12th victory of the season.The Hoosiers advanced to the finals of the Big Ten tournament for the second consecutive season, after defeating Michigan State in the 2013 championship match.Despite the loss, it was not necessarily the end of the road for OSU.Bluem said earlier in the week that he believes — regardless of OSU’s results in the Big Ten tournament — his team will receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.For now, the Buckeyes have nothing to do but sit and wait to learn their fate. read more

Juventus president arrives to meet Ronaldo

first_imgJuventus president Andrea Agnelli has arrived in Greece to meet Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his €100m moveThe Portuguese superstar is currently on a summer break in Greece following a long season that saw him lead Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title, as well as leading Portugal at the World Cup recently.But Ronaldo now appears set to complete a stunning move to Juventus with the club hoping to sign him shortly on a four-year deal with Real set to receive €100m for their star asset.Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport had reported that Agnelli had taken a private jet on Tuesday to fly to the Greek city of Kalamata with ESPN confirming that he intends to meet RonaldoFranck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Meanwhile, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has also posted a photo on Twitter of the Juventus president at Greece on Tuesday.WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Pictures of Juventus president this morning at Pisa airport leaving for Kalamata, Greece, to meet Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/IMdutAOjHq— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 10, 2018last_img read more

Martinez hails Belgium over win against England

first_imgToday’s playoff match between Belgium and England is Belgium’s best ever finish at World Cup.Following their 2-0 win over England in the third-place playoff, Belgium grabbed the third place in the 2018 World Cup.Thomas Meunier started the scoring for the Red Devils on four minutes while Eden Hazard sealed the victory over the Three Lions with another goal, eight minutes from time.Belgium’s best World Cup result before today was fourth at Mexico 1986 and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez showered praises to his players for their podium finish at Russia 2018.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s all about the achievement,” Martinez told ITV Sport. “This is Belgium’s best finish at a World Cup. The players deserve that and they wanted to make the country proud.“We had 10 different goalscorers, the joint best in World Cup history. This team have broken records in the right way.”France also reached double figures in terms of scorers at Spain 1982, level with Italy at Germany 2006last_img read more

Malcom wants to move to Italy and Roma are very interested

first_imgThe agent representing Bordeaux winger Malcom said his client has an intention of moving to Italy, and that Roma are “very interested”.The 21-year-old Malcom has become an attractive option as many clubs appear to be indicating interests in signing him for the Premier League in recent months.However, his agent Fernando Garcia told Italian radio station Tele Radio Stereo as quoted in Sky Sports:“The player would like to come to Italy and Roma are very interested.Transfer: Elneny leaving Arsenal for Besiktas George Patchias – August 29, 2019 Mohamed Elneny is about to complete a loan move from Arsenal to Besiktas.According to the Daily Mail, Mohamed Elneny is about to complete a…“In the next few hours, I will have a word with Monchi (Roma’s director of football).”Also, the report also claims Roma, Inter Milan are also keen on signing Malcom.During the January transfer window, Bordeaux refused to sell the Brazilian, however he told Brazilian outlet UOL in February that he had agreed with the French side that he could leave this summer.The winger joined Bordeaux from Brazilian side Corinthians in January 2016, and ever since, he has gone on to score 23 goals in 96 games for the Ligue 1 sidelast_img read more

Pereira ready for United role – Mourinho

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists young midfielder Andreas Pereira has the mental strength to fight for a role at the club.The midfielder has spent the last two years on loan in Spain with Valencia and Granada but looked very impressive during United’s preseason this summer.Mourinho thinks playing in Spain for two years as a loanee for Granada and Valencia has helped“I wasn’t happy that he didn’t play in his best position for Valencia,” he said, according to Daily Mail.“But from a human point of view, I think it was a great experience. He became more of a man, more ready physically and mentally.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Then it was the question in the Premier League to play him in the position we think is the best, to educate him, to help him understand the position.”“The fact that we had only three midfield players for the pre-season, he had to play all the five matches for 90 minutes which was very good for him.”Mourinho took off the player after 45 minutes against Brighton last weekend with United 3-1 down but Pereira could get another chance against Tottenham on Monday night at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Freeport Man Killed in The Ghetto Homicide Count Now At 100

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Freeport – Police in Grand Bahama is investigating a shooting incident that has left one male dead and another in serious condition.   The man pronounced dead has been identified as a man on bail known to police.   He is Evan Thompson killed at Garden Villas, Freeport aka The Ghetto last night.Reports are that on Monday, September 11, sometime after 12:00 am, police were called to the Garden Villas area where there were reports of gunshots being fired.   Upon further investigation, police discovered two males with gunshot wounds to the body.   One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.   Evin Thompson’s dead is the country’s 100th Homicide Victim.Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist the police in solving this matter to contact them at telephone number 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, freeport, homicide, murder Recommended for youlast_img read more