Borussia Dortmund pushing to take Edin Dzeko off Manchester City’s hands

first_img 24/04/2015 Thomas Tuchel, who will take over from Jürgen Klopp, is supposedly pushing for Dzeko, a player who was the top goalscorer in the German league in 2009-10. During the last transfer window they signed Wilfried Bony, while they are also expected to sign again at the end of the season.  Upd. at 22:23 Robert Wulff The Bosnian striker, 29, under contract with Manchester City until 2018, is not in the English club’s future plans. center_img CEST He played 142 games for Wolfsburg and scored 85 goals. Edin Dzeko, who between 2007 and 2010 played for Wolfsburg, could return to the Bundesliga this summer if the rumoured interest from Borussia Dortmund is true.  According to Bild, Dortmund wanted Dzeko last year as Robert Lewandowski’s successor. However, the move did not materialise, with them instead signing Adrian Ramos and Circo Immobile. last_img read more

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United confirm Daniel James squad number

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty Images/manutd.comAdvertisement lx3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsf0pWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5xy9c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bbc0iWould you ever consider trying this?😱bfcCan your students do this? 🌚9i3lRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United’s official twitter handle @ManUtd has confirmed that their new signing Daniel James will wear the no.21 shirt at Old Trafford.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty Images/manutd.comThe no.21 was previously worn by Ander Herrera, who is set to join Paris Saint Germain this summer, following the expiry of his contract.Advertisement Solskjær brought the 21-year old Welsh international to the Theater of Dreams last month from Swansea, after former club legend and Wales national team coach Ryan Giggs was impressed by the winger’s performance.Red Devils’ #21 kit, although not a cursed number for the club, the wearers haven’t alwasy seen the best of their fortune.The number was first adorned by Pat McGibbon, who was sent off on his debut in 1995.Next came Diego Forlán, who struggled to maintain his form and find the back of the net on his two-season spell at United.The Brazilian Rafael was the last one to wear the number before departing Herrera, who was a mediocre performer under Fergie.After the official announcement on Twitter, several United fans went viral on the news.Some were curious about United’s another signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s kit number.Is Wan Bissaka wearing no.29?— Khyzzr (@TheRealJabreel) July 1, 2019Some fans were eager to know about the link with Bruno Fernandes.Sign Bruno Fernandez this week— Reagan ☮️ Tinka 🇺🇬🔰 (@bahdboytinkaR) July 1, 2019Ok but announce Bruno #GlazersOut— Griezmann Chief (Fan Account) (@Griezmannility) July 1, 2019Sign Bruno #GlazerOut— Thomas 🇮🇪🇾🇪 (@_CaptainKeane) July 1, 2019Several #GlazersOut retweets flooded the news, unsurprisingly.#GlazersOut pic.twitter.com/myLKrsS7E5— 🔰🔰 Newton Heath 🔰🔰 (@RepublikDiablo) July 1, 2019NEXT SIGNING ⏰⏰⏰ #GlazersOUT pic.twitter.com/oPuZHV6Sm2— JT (@StruggsyMalone) July 1, 2019#GlazersOut pic.twitter.com/Tir3e2VTTS— 🔰🔰 Newton Heath 🔰🔰 (@RepublikDiablo) July 1, 2019  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Women’s Tennis: Jan. 17 Scoreboard

first_imgSouthern 4, McNeese State 3No. 61 BYU 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0Rice 7, Lamar 0 The Owls swept through the singles matches, all in straight sets. Beazant defeated Ivanovic in the No.1 spot, 6-2, 6-2. In the No. 6 slot, Savannah Durkin worked past Elfving, 6-2, 6-1, and Maso fell to Zimmerman in the No.3 spot to give Rice a 4-0 lead. No. 21 Rice (1-0) jumped up early when LU’s (0-1) Carolina Maso and Andrea Ivanovic fell to Natalie Beazant and Liat Zimmerman, 5-3. Anna Spengler and Stephanie Marchena lost to Alison Ho and Lindsey Hodge, 6-3, and Katya Lapayeva and Hanna Elfving dropped their doubles set to Stephanie Nguyen and Katherin Ip, 6-2. “We played a very good team today,” Director of Tennis Steve Moore said. “I thought we had good energy at the beginning and competed very hard. We have to bounce back with that same energy after we lose a tough doubles point. We have to get all six girls fully committed to play with high energy and to play the right style.” “This team will be fine,” Moore added. “They have great heart and character, and I look forward to our next opportunity to compete.” McNeese (0-1) will be back in action on Sunday as it takes on LSU with first serve slated for a noon start at W.T “Dub” Robinson Stadium in Baton Rouge. Brett was defeated by Southern’s Laura Syori in the No. 2 position by a 6-1, 0-6, 6-7 (6) score while Vivien Borbely lost to Gabrielle Moore 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 3 spot. Trubich fell to Amanda Materre 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the fourth spot. The No. 6 position was awarded to the Lady Jaguars by default. – Return to top –  No. 21 Rice 7, Lamar 0HOUSTON, Texas – Nationally-ranked Rice swept the Lamar women’s tennis team, 7-0, on Saturday at the George R. Brown Tennis Center in the Lady Cardinals’ 2015 season opener. Rodriguez, Dzinic and Vives were all battling strong on the other three singles courts when the match was concluded. Rodriguez was ahead 6-2, 5-4 over Sheehan-Dizon in No. 3 singles, while Dzinic, in her first career match, was heading into the second. The Subotica, Serbia native came up short in the first set, 7-6 (7) in No. 2 singles. Vives, a 2014 First Team All-Southland honoree was tied with Jones at 2-2 in the second set after falling 6-3 in the first set in No. 1 singles. – Return to top – The Cougars (1-0) jumped out to a strong start after securing the doubles point on courts one and two. The pair of Mayci Jones and Toby Miclat topped Rodriguez and Maider Martin, 6-3 in No. 1 doubles. BYU then captured the point after the Islanders’ (0-1) duo of senior Chelsea Horan and Dzinic dropped a 6-1 loss to Nicolette Tran and Savannah Ware in No. 2 doubles. In the other doubles match of the day, sophomores Judit Vives and Kerry Galhos were even with Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Morgan Anderson at 3-3.      McNeese struggled in singles play during the afternoon with only two Cowgirls picking up wins against their opponents. On Court 1, Kral defeated Darnesha Moore 6-2, 6-3. The win was Kral’s first career victory in the No. 1 singles spot. Senior Andreea Nenu scored a victory in the fifth spot in three sets with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win against Taylor. BYU carried over its momentum into singles play registering three straight wins to pick up its first victory of the season. Anderson tallied a 6-2, 6-1 win over Galhos in No. 6 singles while Martin fell to Miclat in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5 in No. 4 singles. Martin led the second set 5-3 before Miclat rallied back. The Cougars then clinched the match after Ware defeated Horan, 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 5 slot. – Return to top – Southern 4, McNeese State 3BATON ROUGE, La. – The McNeese women’s tennis team fell short in their season opener on Saturday as Southern University picked up a 4-3 victory over the Cowgirls. No. 61 BYU 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s tennis team dropped a tough loss today to No. 61-ranked BYU, 4-0, in the season opener in Houston. Junior Celia Rodriguez was ahead 6-2, 5-4 in No. 3 singles when the match was clinched while freshman Jelena Dzinic was headed into the second set in a very close match in No. 2 singles. Both the Islanders men’s and women’s teams will return to action when they host Maryland Baltimore County on Friday, Jan. 23, for the second straight year at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. This time though the teams will meet for a doubleheader starting at 9 a.m., with the second match slated for 3 p.m. The No. 5 spot had Hodge with a win over Teodora Stefanovic, 6-2, 6-1. Spengler fell to Ho in the fourth slot, 6-1, 6-2, and Ip rounded it out in the second spot with a win over Lapayeva, 6-2, 6-4. The Lady Cardinals return home on Sunday to take on UTSA at 11 o’clock in the Thompson Family Tennis Center. The Cowgirls started the match with an early lead after taking two of the three doubles matches. The team Hannah Brett and Julia Kral defeated Southern’s Darnesha Moore and Gabrielle Moore 6-3 while the combo of Anastasija Trubich and Vivien Borbely took a 6-4 decision over Kendall Bunch and Morgan Taylor. The Lady Jaguars picked up the default win in the No. 3 spot.last_img read more

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Revenge not a factor in win over Chelsea, says Pellegrini

first_imgRevenge was not on the agenda for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as he watched his side cruise to a 2-0 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday.City suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at their Etihad Stadium on Feb. 3, but Pellegrini said that was not a factor in the performance.“It wasn’t revenge that drove us – of course we don’t want to lose two games to Chelsea at home,” Pellegrini, who has been on the receiving end of criticism from Mourinho this season, told reporters.“We played very well in all senses. Defending, in possession, attacking – Chelsea didn’t have any chances to shoot and that was important to us.”Goals from Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri eased City into the quarter-finals of the competition and such was their dominance they deprived Chelsea of a single shot on target.“It’s so easy for me to talk about tactics because we won – I don’t think we had any tactical problems against Chelsea the other day – we know how they play, we know how we play,” Pellegrini said.“Today was not a tactical masterclass from me – I don’t believe in those things.”City’s win over Chelsea kept them in the hunt for winning four trophies this season and Pellegrini will not be changing his side’s approach if they are to become the first English side to achieve such a feat.“We don’t talk about that (the quadruple) – we’ll try to fight in all of the competitions but I never talk about the quadruple,” the former Real Madrid manager added.“I had a lot of questions after Chelsea, if we’re going to change our way of playing but I repeat: we will not change the way we play.“Today was important to show why we continue to play in the same way.”City’s next test is a Champions League last-16 first leg against Barcelona on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Liverpool’s Lovren accuses Lukaku of deliberate kick to face

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has accused Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him in the face in the goalless Premier League draw with Manchester United on Saturday.Lukaku’s heel struck Lovren below his left eye after the Croatian’s challenge on him before half-time and the Football Association backed referee Martin Atkinson’s decision by taking no further action against Lukaku.“I made a tackle and felt he was over me and he could just have moved away,” Lovren told a news conference ahead of Liverpool’s Champions league game against Maribor in Slovenia.“My honest view is that he did it on purpose. It was on the face.“If he did it normally, you would apologise after that. I saw that he was nervous during the game so maybe that was the reason.“That is what happens on a pitch. It is over. I cannot change it. It is what it is now. That’s football.”Liverpool are third in Group E behind Sevilla and Spartak Moscow after two draws from their two games.last_img read more

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Wickets tumble as WI share honours

first_img BAD LIGHT LONDON, England (CMC): Seamer Ben Stokes exploited ideal swing conditions to rout West Indies with a six-wicket haul, but the Caribbean side hit back to rock England, as 14 wickets fell on the opening day of the decisive Lord’s Test yesterday. Choosing to bat first, the Windies were bundled out for 123 in their first innings, with left-handed opener Kieran Powell top-scoring with 39 and second Test hero Shai Hope getting 29. However, they were the only two to pass 20 as West Indies collapsed from a promising position of 78 for two after lunch, losing their last eight wickets for 45 runs. Stokes finished with career-best figures of six for 22, while fellow seamers Jimmy Anderson (2-31) and Toby Roland-Jones (2-32) claimed two wickets apiece in support. England’s hopes of establishing a foothold in the game were then dashed as pacers Jason Holder (2-18) and Kemar Roach (2-21) produced key strikes to leave the hosts reeling at 46 for four – 77 runs behind on first innings. Stokes and Dawid Malan, both unbeaten on 13, were propping up the innings in a fledgling 22-run fifth wicket stand when bad light ended play prematurely. Entering the contest on the back of their stunning Headingley triumph, West Indies were left to rue their decision to bat once the murky weather rolled in to replace the sunshine, leaving their batsmen at the mercy of the England seamers in familiar conditions. Rain intervened after nearly an hour to rob the session of almost 40 minutes, with the Windies losing a wicket on either side of the break courtesy of Anderson on both occasions. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, dropped on three at first slip by Alastair Cook off Anderson in the day’s third over, added just seven before nicking a catch to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with the score on 18. And Kyle Hope’s difficult series continued when he perished without scoring in the third over following the rain break, trying to leave alone a wide one but edging a catch behind at 22 for two. Powell and Shai Hope then combined in a solid 56-run, third wicket stand which carried the Windies to lunch on 35 for two and kept them afloat for an hour afterwards. Powell faced 98 balls in a shade under two and a half hours at the crease and struck six fours, while the right-handed Hope lasted 79 minutes and faced 57 deliveries. He struck seven fours – mostly sweetly timed offside drives. Hope was looking increasingly dangerous when he got one from Roland-Jones that bounced, and stabbed a catch to Cook at first slip nearing the hour mark. His dismissal triggered the slide and in the next over, Powell followed, driving a return catch to Stokes in the next over without a run added at 78 for four. Sixteen balls later, Jermaine Blackwood missed a wild swing at Roland-Jones and was bowled for one, and Roston Chase spent 36 balls over 18 and struck four fours before he was turned inside out by a Stokes leg-cutter and bowled off stump. When wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich nicked a push at Stokes and was taken at first slip by Cook for one, the Windies were hanging by a thread at 101 for seven, and they managed to limp to tea with no further loss at 119. West Indies also made the most of the dreary conditions and made early inroads into the England innings.last_img read more

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Where else in the world?

first_imgDear Editor,American economist, entrepreneur, and university professor Carl J. Schramm defines a failing city as one that can never expect to return to its former prosperity. He must have been referring to Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.Where else in the world could a municipality owe two contractors more than 0 million for garbage collection services provided over the last two years, and refuse to pay them but expect them to continue working nonetheless?And worse, when they decide to make a payment to these contractors, they do so with rubber cheques that could not be processed because the Council had non-sufficient funds (NSF).To add insult to injury, they then hire an additional contractor, who lacks the tools, equipment and human resource capacity to do the job, in order to create more debt.Where else in the world would a bankrupt municipality rent scores of plastic portable toilets at more than eighty-two thousand dollars, and subsequently more than ninety thousand dollars per month each, rather than buying their own, or building permanent public conveniences?Where else in the world would the only abattoir in the capital city — supposed to ensure that best practices in food hygiene and meat production are maintained — be in such an unclean, decrepit state, and where the animals are bludgeoned to death in such a barbaric manner?Where else in the world would a group of engineers and administrators just sit idly by and watch and dwell in the historic edifice of a City Hall that is crumbling without their doing the slightest of remedial work to save it from falling apart?Georgetown is a failed city that is doing its best to take the country down the toilet — and I don’t mean the ,000 per month portable toilets — with it.Sincerely,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more

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Wenger: Henry WILL make Arsenal return

first_img Thierry Henry and Arsene Wenger Arsene Wenger is convinced that Thierry Henry will make a return to Arsenal but is not sure what position he will take at the club.Henry has been strongly linked with a coaching role with the north London club after he left New York Red Bulls this week following his four-and-a-half year spell in America.The French superstar enjoyed a memorable spell at Arsenal and supporters would love to see him back at the club.Wenger has nothing but admiration for what Henry achieved during his career and understands that he needs to take time out of the game to decide on his long-term future.Wenger said: “He is an Arsenal man and enjoyed the best moments of his career here. Certainly one day he will come back here. In what capacity, I don’t know. He needs to decide what direction he wants to take in the next part of his life.“I understand that he wants to reflect for a while on what he wants to do [next]. I made him start at the age of 17 in Monaco and now he is 37 and he had 20-years of competitive football.“That deserves a huge respect and with his attitude and focus on football. He has the right to reflect and think what he wants to do now.” 1last_img read more

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Malibu in flames

first_imgWind-whipped wildfires are roaring across the exclusive community of Malibu, scorching more than 4,500 acres, destroying nearly dozens of multimillion-dollar homes and forcing 10,000 to 15,000 residents to evacuate. The blazes are the second in less than five weeks to rack the area, still recovering from firestorms that razed more than 1,200 acres and destroyed seven structures and the landmark Malibu Presbyterian Church. More than 1,700 firefighters are battling the fires that broke out about 3:30 a.m., fueled by Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 mph. One state firefighter was reported slightly injured with facial burns and five other firefighters sustained injuries. Down the street, charred remains of a home could be seen. A compact car in the driveway had been gutted by fire, and the only thing recognizable inside the wreckage of the house was a stove. Officials said this afternoon that power was out in Malibu and expected to be out overnight. Streets were quiet this afternoon, as most residents had evacuated and scores of colorful blue, orange and green homes that had been spared by the fire dotted charred hillsides. A few residents remained and were watering down brush in front of their hillside homes. At the Rising Star Ranch at 3800 Latigo Canyon Road, fire crews chased the fire front as it hopped across the brushy terrain. They used chainsaws and axes to clear brush and make way for large bulldozers whose tracks dug up the warm asphalt. The key Pacific Coast Highway, a lifeline for the community, remains closed between Kanan Dume and Malibu Canyon roads. Kanan Dume, Latigo Canyon and Malibu Canyon roads also are closed. Mandatory evacations are in effect for canyon residents and Yaroslavsky urged coastal evacuees to go north to Channel Island High School in Oxnard while inland and canyon residents are urged to take shelter at Agoura Hills High School. Corral, Ramirez, Latigo, Paradise Cove, Merrit Drive, Point Dume Club have all reportedly been evacuated. The fierce Santa Anas had died down since the early morning hours, but winds continued to quickly shift the flames. Officials had no estimates on containment as of 1 p.m. Cause of the fire also has not yet been determined, but some reports said it may have broken out at a scenic overlook called Malibu Bowl. Some residents said they heard cars heading down Corral Canyon between 2:30 and 3 a.m. with people yelling and laughing. Several residents complained that the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has not restricted access to the Malibu Bowl overlook in times of high fire danger. They said they will appeal to the conservancy to install gates that can be locked to prevent access during high-risk weather conditions. Malibu Mayor Jeff Jennings urged residents to follow evacuation orders and said living in the exclusive area means putting up with fire danger. “Wildfires are going to happen out here,” he said. “It’s the natural situation for this area … and burns a swath until it gets to the ocean.” Jennings said area residents are still trying to recover from last month’s blaze. “Waking up at 4 o’clock in the morning with the smell of smoke in your nose and the fire at the windows is always a shock,” Jennings said. “Any fire that consumes nearly 40 homes is a disaster. It’s great to be able to say that we’ve suffered no loss of lives. It could have been worse than it has been.” Freeman said pre-deployment of fire equipment, including air tankers, is paying off. Helicopters and air tankers were in use as soon as dawn broke, he said. Freeman said fire crews will provide a list of homes that have been destroyed or damaged later today. “We’ll do our best because we do understand that’s the concern of homeowners,” he said. Jennings disputed some residents’ concerns that construction on a bridge in Corral Canyon hampered fire crews. The bridge is being built “to make it a more welcoming habitat for the reintroduction of steelhead trout,” he said, noting that the city ensured other access to the canyon during its construction. “We did everything we needed to do to insure their safety,” he said. Meanwhile, fire crews from across the state are battling the blaze, including Bob Foxworthy, a firefighter from the Nevada, Yuba, Placer unit of CalFire. Foxworthy, who was in Southern California battling last month’s wildfires, said he had been stationed in Camarillo over the Thanksgiving holiday in anticipation of the Santa Ana winds. “They’re both bad (fires),” he said. “This one just didn’t last as long.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings “This is still a dangerous and dynamic situation and there still are homes being threatened, and until the fire is knocked down we can’t be sure what the next development might be,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said at the scene. Yaroslavsky said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is being continuously briefed on the situation. Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman said the emergency declaration made by the federal government during last month’s fires is still in effect. Firefighters said the blaze broke out near the top of Corral Canyon and most of the homes destroyed have been along Newell Road in the Malibu Bowl area. About five homes in Latigo Canyon also burned. Most of the homes currently being threatened are in the narrow Corral and Latigo canyons. Nearby Pepperdine University is not directly threatened and officials said students are taking shelter on campus. In Latigo Canyon early in the day, a ruptured gas line spewed 15-foot flames like a giant blowtorch along the ground, making the rocks glow like lava.last_img read more

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NORTH WEST ALARMS STRESS IMPORTANCE OF GATES FOR KEEPING PROPERTY AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE

first_imgAdvertising featureWith so many security threats nowadays, it is important for every household and business to ensure safety and security for their premises.Keep in mind that your home is where you should feel safest and most secure because it is where you start and end your day. This is the reason why you have to assure that your home is safe for you and your family. Your house and property can be made safe by installing a security gate that can prevent intruders from entering your property.North West Alarms have a variety of options available including electric gate openers, gate kits, sliding electric gates and swing gate motors, as well as offering a full range of accessories including wired and wireless intercoms which provide a communication facility remotely to persons visiting your house so that you know who you are letting into your property.Similarly, remote control devices to open and close the security gates can be installed so that you do not have to manually open and close the gate whenever you have visitors.We work with our customers to provide the perfect solution for the security of your home or business premises.  NORTH WEST ALARMS STRESS IMPORTANCE OF GATES FOR KEEPING PROPERTY AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE was last modified: June 22nd, 2012 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:North West Alarmslast_img read more

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