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Agent claims Alexandre Lacazette has release clause at Arsenal and was offered to Zenit

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette was offered to Zenit by a Russian agent (AMA/Getty Images)Russian agent Dmitry Cheltsov claims he offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit in the summer and says the striker has a £61 million release clause in his contract with Arsenal.Lacazette was signed by Arsenal from Lyon for a then club-record fee of £46.5m in 2017.The 28-year-old is in his third season at Arsenal but is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.Cheltsov claims he put forward the signing of Lacazette to Zenit before the Russian club ended up landing Malcom from Barcelona for an initial £36m fee.ADVERTISEMENT Lacazette is claimed to have a £61m release clause in his Arsenal contract (Getty Images)‘I offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit,’ Cheltsov told Sport Business Gazeta.‘Their sporting director Javier Ribalta said to me: ‘Are you crazy? His release clause is €68m [£61m].’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I told him you can negotiate with Arsenal.I am sure they will be ready to accept something between €50m and €55m [£45m – £49.5m].‘His salary would be €7-8m [£6.3m – £7.2m] after tax.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 10 Oct 2019 1:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shares Advertisement Agent claims Alexandre Lacazette has release clause at Arsenal and was offered to Zenitlast_img read more

Leicester go for Liverpool Bosman prospect Lallana

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest Car Manufacturers In The World”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… Leicester City are moving for Liverpool’s Bosman prospect, Adam Lallana. The Liverpool midfielder, who signed for the Reds from Southampton in 2014, is out-of-contract this summer and is highly unlikely to sign a new deal at Anfield. Sky Sports says as a result, he is already allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a summer move but Leicester, managed by Brendan Rodgers, have looked to steal a march on other Premier League clubs by making an enquiry.Advertisement The report details that Lallana would need Liverpool’s permission to talk to other English clubs before his current contract expires in June, but the Reds have allowed the midfielder to plan his future. Read Also:Ricardo: Leicester City are gradually improving Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are other Premier League clubs reportedly keeping an eye on Lallana’s situation ahead of the summer window. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Paul Pogba nutmegs mum during playful kickabout

first_img Promoted Content5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies Manchester United star Paul Pogba showed “no mercy” as he nutmegged his mum while out for a walk.Advertisement And he decided to have a bit of fun with his mother Yeo Moriba on exercise from coronavirus lockdown.Pogba kept close control of the ball as Yeo advanced towards him.The footballer spots the opening and makes his moveIn truth the nutmeg was a bit lucky as the ball squeezed through his mum’s ankles, with both left laughing at the outcome.And the former Juventus midfielder had a loving message as he uploaded the clip to his Instagram account.It was touch and go, but Pogba manages to eventually squeeze the ball throughThe 26-year-old captioned it: “When your mum tells you she played football before“Love and spend time with your parents before they leave the world.”The French footballer described the move as ‘no mercy’ when he uploaded it to InstagramHe then added the hashtags “nomercy” and “sonvsmum” to the post.Several people commented with the “flame” emoji, while another begged him to “sign a new contract at United”.Mother and son were in fits of laughter at how the nutmeg eventually came aboutRead Also: UEFA urges leagues to complete suspended football seasonsThe French international’s future at Old Trafford remains unclear after numerous disagreement between his agent Mino Raiola and club execs.But United captain Harry Maguire believes the future could be bright for Pogba at United – thanks to new signing Bruno Fernandes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The French midfielder showed how much he is missing the Beautiful Game by taking a football outside with him. Loading… last_img read more

West Florida in Sixth Place after the First Round of the Flagler Fall Slam

first_img Share West Florida in Sixth Place after the First Round of the Flagler Fall Slam Oct. 1, 2007ResultsST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – After the wind and rain beaten first round of the Flagler Fall Slam, West Florida is in sixth place out of a field of 20 teams, 12 strokes off the leader Nova Southeastern. The Argonauts combined to shoot a +43 (331) on Monday at the Slammer and Squire Course taking place in the World Golf Village located in St. Augustine, Fla.Two weeks after winning her first tournament as an Argonaut Bhavna Shetty sits in a tie for fifth place following a first round +5 (35 42–77). Shetty tied with Daniela Vargas of Shorter College for the lowest score on the front nine.Meghan Guliksen had the second lowest score for West Florida as the freshman shot a +10 (42 40–82). Tara Steakin (42 44–86) and Rachel Christ (40–46 86) ended the day in a tie for 48th place as they each shot a +14. Natalia Espinosa rounds out the participating Argonauts as she ended the day one stroke behind her teammates in a tie for 52nd place with a +15 (44 43–87).West Florida will conclude the slam with the final round of action taking place tomorrow. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

‘Terrible’ offense dooms Syracuse in crushing, 55-51 loss at Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ ATLANTA — Jim Boeheim took four steps onto the McCamish Pavilion floor, the Syracuse head coach’s face the reddest and most strained it had been on a night full of frustration for him.His center, Paschal Chukwu, had pulled down an offensive rebound with Syracuse trailing by three with about a minute to play and tried to flick it back out to the perimeter. Georgia Tech wing Josh Okogie snatched the ball and thundered down a dunk on the other end that seemed to finally pull the Yellow Jackets away from an Orange team that had dragged them back from the edge of separation all night. Syracuse seemingly could make nothing, could never get a stop when it really needed one and yet still, after all that, it stood within a possession of erasing all its mistakes. Then, the offense squandered that chance, too. “Our offense is terrible,” Boeheim said. “It’s been terrible. There are 15 teams in this league and were 14th. We’re lucky one team (Pittsburgh) is worse than us.”Okogie’s dunk and a turnover by point guard Frank Howard put Syracuse in an impossible hole that Syracuse (15-7, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) never climbed out of in a 55-51 loss to Georgia Tech (11-11, 4-5) on Wednesday night. It was a hole created by an ineffective offense that tied a season-low by shooting 30 percent (15-for-50) and got 10 points from outside its only three scorers in sophomore guard Tyus Battle (19), freshman forward Oshae Brissett (11) and Howard (11). AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis was a game Syracuse wanted badly because, after racking up three upsets of top-15 ranked teams on its home floor last season, the team still didn’t make the NCAA Tournament, in large part because it only won twice on the road in the ACC. Now, without such signature wins so far, the Orange also only has one road win in conference play and that was against Pittsburgh, the conference’s worst team by a wide margin.Boeheim appeared for his postgame press conference without a tie, the first time that’s happened this season. He appeared sullen and spoke softly, as if drained from the yelling and pacing he’d done on the sidelines all night, where he’d looked as tense as he has all season. Seemingly each timeout, a different Syracuse player found himself on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing from his red-faced coach. After air-balling a 15-foot jumper off an inbounds pass, it was Brissett. After allowing a wide-open corner 3 off another inbound with about a minute-and-a-half to play in the first half, it was Dolezaj. On multiple occasions, it was Chukwu, who got one for the turnover and another for losing the ball because he brought the ball down on a rebound. “It was a bad offensive game,” he said. “When you don’t make shots … ” He trailed off, then continued. “We don’t run set plays to get shots because we can’t make ’em. So, we need something.”Georgia Tech knew Syracuse wouldn’t run set plays, and Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner told his team before the game the Orange loved one-on-ones and isolation plays. “Whenever anyone drove, he was seeing bodies,” said GT wing Josh Okogie, who scored a game-high 20.The offense generally ran like this: One player held the ball, sometimes another player set a ball-screen and the other three moved little. Even when the ball-handler used the pick, the Orange only passed to the rolling player once or twice. The team struggled from the floor — hitting four of its first 19 shots and not improving much as the half wore on — and the Georgia Tech students, in a white-out, let Syracuse know.The GT student section drank in the Orange’s impotence from the field because, last season, Syracuse guard John Gillon air-balled a 3-pointer in the first half at McCamish and the students chanted “Airball!” at him throughout the game. Afterward, an offended Syracuse basketball fan called Pastner to complain about the perceived poor sportsmanship. Then, Pastner put him on blast in the media and said, “This is not intramurals.” So, on Wednesday night, GT Athletics handed out 750 shirts that had: “Air ball!” printed four times on the front.Howard, Battle and Brissett each missed everything at least once throughout the night. Every time each player touched the ball afterward, the GT students let them know about their previous mistake. Battle said he heard the jeers but paid no attention because Syracuse’s defense kept it in the game and he was too busy trying to jumpstart an offense that broke down play after play.“We get caught ball-watching a little bit,” Howard said. “Every one of us. When someone has the ball, we kind of get out the way and expect something to happen. That’s something we all got to fix.”Backup point guard Howard Washington identified a lack of ball and player movement earlier in the season as the main culprit for the Orange’s stagnant offense. The freshman pointed out he thought Syracuse got caught up in running sets and not enough playing basketball. Washington, though, will miss the rest of the season with a right leg injury, Boeheim said Wednesday.Frustration at the stagnant offense, at the missed opportunities at the end of tight games, at a team that seemingly had so much promise coming off a 13-2 nonconference schedule and now has a murky at best outlook at the postseason boiled over in Atlanta.Down five with 3:20 to go, freshman forward Marek Dolezaj had a foul at midcourt that Howard thought was a clean hustle play.“Come on, man!” he screamed. But when he turned to unleash those words, a referee stood directly behind him. Syracuse got hit with its first technical of the season, Howard with the first of his career.“I wasn’t trying to overpower him or anything,” Howard said. “I thought Marek made a great hustle play, a play they made throughout the game, and he happened to be right there.”Boeheim filleted Howard too during the following timeout, but none of it mattered. Not even the 3 Battle hit to bring the Orange back within one possession. Not even when, for its last gasp, the Orange received a gift as GT missed the front end of a one-and-one and Battle got a good look from beyond the arc.He airballed the 3. The Georgia Tech fans’ chants rung out as their right arms chopped toward the court.“Air-ball!” “Air-ball!” “Air-ball!”After the game, Battle assumed all the blame for the offense’s struggles as he has all year. He said, again, he needed to be smarter. He said, again, this team will make offensive adjustments after looking at the film. He said, again, the offense might be fixed if he and Howard made more shots. When Battle departed the locker room for the team bus and into the night with Syracuse’s season outlook at its darkest this year, all he heard were echoes. Comments Published on January 31, 2018 at 10:15 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

New curling program hits Nelson club

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsCalling all young and energetic curlers.The Capital One Rocks & Rings program is expanding to the Kootenays in an effort to introduce the sport of curling in an off-ice environment to Nelson and area youth.  The Nelson Curling Club enjoys the unique position of being the first club outside the Lower Mainland in British Columbia to acquire the rights to the program.  This new program exposes curling to children and families that would otherwise not receive the opportunity, with the ultimate goal being increased participation in the sport. Using unique floor curling equipment, students experience a high-energy, fun-filled session while learning about the sport in their school’s gymnasium.  With each elementary school visit, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program reaches six to seven classes or approximately 150 to 200 students.   Upon completion, each student receives a graduation certificate and program souvenir.  For further information on this program email nelson@rocksandrings.com or visit www.nelsoncurling.com. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Remaining Seeding Scenarios Entering Final Weekend of Southland Basketball Regular Season

first_img Houston Baptist at A&M-Corpus Christi – 5 p.m. Houston Baptist at A&M-Corpus Christi – 2:30 p.m. McNeese at Lamar – 4:30 p.m. (ESPN+) McNeese at Lamar – 2 p.m. (ESPN+) Saturday’s Men’s Games                                                          Women’s Games Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls – 3:30 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls – 1 p.m. The settled women’s seeds: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi New OrleansIn the running for the eighth and final seed: Central Arkansas and Northwestern State The women’s teams that clinched a place in the eight-team field and will be battling for the Southland Conference Tournament championship and the accompanying automatic berth in the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament: Lamar, Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls, Abilene Christian, Sam Houston, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and New Orleans. Central Arkansas at Northwestern State – 3 p.m. Central Arkansas at Northwestern State – 1 p.m. Lamar and Stephen F. Austin will each receive a tournament double bye, with No. 1 and No. 2 seeds to be determined based on Saturday’s results. Nicholls is guaranteed a single bye and will either land in the No. 3 or No. 4 position, while Abilene Christian can land in either the No. 3, No. 4 or No. 5 position. Sam Houston State can either land in the No. 4 position or No. 5 position. Sam Houston at Stephen F. Austin – 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3) Sam Houston at Stephen F. Austin – 2 p.m. (ESPN3) Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian – 3:30 p.m. CT Incarnate Word at Abilene Christian – 1 p.m. CT Women’s Breakdown:For the women’s conference tournament, seven competing schools are known with seeding to be finalized based on the results of Saturday’s six games. FRISCO, Texas – Here are the remaining scenarios for for the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament:Men’s | Women’sThe documents outline the possibilities for both men’s and women’s competition heading into the final slate of conference games Saturday.The tournament, which features the top eight teams from the regular season in each bracket, commences Wednesday (March 13) in Katy, Texas, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. This year’s tourney will mark the 12th consecutive year the Southland tournament is in Katy.Men’s Breakdown:On the men’s side, five schools have secured spots and three have cemented seeds for the tourney: Sam Houston State – 2018-19 Regular-Season Champion (outright) Abilene Christian Southeastern Louisiana        (Seeds TBD)        New Orleans        LamarBy virtue of their regular-season records, the Bearkats and Wildcats receive double byes in the single-elimination tourney that will determine the Southland’s automatic qualifier for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship field.Meanwhile, six schools are vying for the three remaining slots: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist, Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas, Nicholls, and Northwestern State. Idle: New Orleans Idle: New Orleanslast_img read more

Djokovic overwhelms Jaziri: two wins to keep the one

first_imgSnug return to the tracks of Novak Djokovic after profitable his eighth Australian Open in January. The Serbian reappeared in the Dubai Responsibility Free, ATP 500 on exhausting observe, and in a bit greater than an hour he threw Tunisian Malek Jaziri (6-1 and 6-2), 260 of the world that has been collaborating in Challenger tournaments and performs with an invite in the emirate. With this, there are already 14 wins in a row to date this season (6 in ATP Cup and seven in Australia) for Nole. His subsequent opponent can be German veteran (36 years outdated) Philipp KohlschreiberIt was a sport with no extra historical past than stable service (70% of first and 83% of factors received with them) and energy to the remainder of Belgrade, weapons already identified. With two breaks in a row, he began 5-Zero in the first set and ended up profitable 6-1 in 27 minutes. At the starting of the second he put away his garments and Jaziri may rating two providers in a row earlier than the Balkan re-activated the cannibal mode (22 profitable strokes for 17 unforced errors in opposition to the 5 and 12 of his African rival) and he broke the serve twice to finish sealing the contest in 6-2. With this triumph, Djokovic is already in the second spherical and two extra victories to overcome the quarterfinals, the barrier to demolish if you would like to keep the quantity one in the face of the push of Rafa Nadal, which debuts this Tuesday in Acapulco. If Nole didn’t cross the quarter and take the Balearic together with his third trophy in Mexico, the quantity one would return to his arms.last_img read more

Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma in OT, overcomes Trae Young’s 48

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments QUOTABLEYoung, on stepping up in the second half: “I could have done that the whole game. I wasn’t attacking as much. I was thinking too much in the first half. I didn’t play my game in the first half. That came back and bit me. I just didn’t play my game in the first half but I did in the second.”REMEMBER THE 10Oklahoma State held a pregame moment of silence to honor the 10 people affiliated with the school’s athletic program who died in a plane crash on Jan. 27, 2001.UP NEXTOklahoma hosts Kansas on Tuesday.Oklahoma State visits Texas Tech on Tuesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Oklahoma State led by two points late in overtime when Carroll missed a free throw that gave the Sooners a chance with 7.4 seconds remaining. Young struggled to get the ball up the court and was forced into a poor shot.Oklahoma (14-4, 4-3) was coming off a loss to Kansas State. The Sooners had beaten Oklahoma State 109-89 in Norman on Jan. 3.The Cowboys played a nearly flawless first 10 minutes and bolted out to a 25-6 lead. The Sooners slowed the surge with an 8-0 run, but Oklahoma State held strong. Smith’s 3-pointer as time expired in the first half gave the Cowboys a 42-30 lead. The Cowboys held Oklahoma to 30 percent shooting before the break. Young scored 14 points in the first half, but he made just 4 of 15 shots.“Got to start out the game better,” Young said. “That’s the one thing. I’m going to get back and watch film. Just being ready to go from the beginning. That starts with me. I didn’t bring the energy from the beginning. So just do that and we will get better.”Oklahoma scored the first seven points of the second half to force an Oklahoma State timeout. A dunk by Brady Manek on an assist from Young cut Oklahoma State’s lead to 44-41. The Sooners tied the game at 53 on a long pass from Young that led to a layup by Kameron McGusty, and a 3-pointer by Young gave the Sooners the lead for the first time.Smith’s 3-pointer at the end of regulation gave the Cowboys a chance to regroup.“He is, in a lot of ways, the epitome of what our team is,” Boynton said. “We’ve had a lot of tough moments, for whatever reason at different times, and those kids don’t quit. They don’t give up, they don’t feel sorry for themselves.”BIG PICTUREOklahoma: The Sooners had a backbreaking week. Two losses to unranked teams, even on the road, won’t look good for the Sooners on Selection Sunday when it comes time to consider the highest seeded teams.Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have had several close calls against good opponents this season and finally got their breakthrough. It’s exactly the kind of boost they needed to strengthen their NCAA Tournament resume. 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He matched the fifth-highest scoring effort in Sooners’ history after also missing a 3-point try at the end of regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkYoung shot 14 for 39, including 8 for 20 on 3-pointers, and made all 12 of his free throws. ESPN Stats & Info said the 39 shots and 20 3-point attempts were both Big 12 records.None of Young’s teammates scored more than eight points. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cilic posts 100th Grand Slam match win, makes Aus Open quarters Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters III (21) and guard Tavarius Shine, right, celebrate at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Oklahoma State won 83-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)STILLWATER, Okla. — Trae Young had a sinking feeling when his final shot left his hand.The freshman point guard scored 48 points, but he missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’ve got to work harder on getting more motion away from the ball and get the ball moving a little bit,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Again, obviously what Trae is doing with the ball is pretty special, but we need to get a little bit of movement, too.”Jeffrey Carroll had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Smith added 20 points for Oklahoma State (13-6, 3-4 Big 12). Smith’s 3 with 8 seconds left in regulation tied it at 73.“It’s a game of runs,” Smith said. “They were playing well, but we fought and did what we were capable of. We’re fighters, and that’s what it came down to.”The Cowboys went on to post their first win over a Top 10 team for first-year coach Mike Boynton.“Really happy for my kids as they continue to show what they’re about and who they are as people,” Boynton said. “Guys that keep fighting for each other, keep fighting for the culture that we’re trying to build, keep fighting to try to help people understand that we’ve got a pretty good basketball team. We can compete with anybody in the country.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more