Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, March 4

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Everton have made an approach to sign Barcelona starlet Sergi Roberto. The versatile midfielder has been told by the La Liga side that he can leave in the summer and the Toffees are in pole position. (Daily Mirror)Pep Guardiola has dismissed links with a move to Manchester City, insisting he wants to see out his contract at Bayern Munich. (Manchester Evening News)Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto, who has been linked with Liverpool, is wanted by Real Madrid. (AS)Palermo starlet Paulo Dybala has revealed he’d ‘swim to Barcelona’ to secure a move, if the Catalan giants came calling for his signature. (Daily Mail)Manchester United are in talks to sign Porto right-back Danilo, 23, with the Old Trafford club willing to meet the Brazilian’s £37m release clause. (Sport)Arsenal are waiting for an answer after making an offer for Boca Juniors forward Jonathan Calleri, 21. (Fichajes)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer rumours…Exclusive – Newcastle star wary of versatile Manchester UnitedShearer is wrong! Newcastle are NOT devoid of ambition, Carver tells talkSPORTI’m not interested! Tottenham boss Pochettino rules out striker swoopExclusive – Chelsea skipper Terry deserves LONG-TERM deal, claims former England starExclusive – Former star tells Chelsea: Don’t let England’s best defender leaveExclusive – Pellegrini is ‘toast’ unless Man City reach Champions League final, claims former Maine Road starChelsea scuppered my Fiorentina move, claims Marseille starBad news for Man City! Guardiola would prefer Man United or Arsenal top job, claims expertSign me up, Brendan! Bordeaux star issues plea to Liverpool bossMan United target Strootman rubbishes claims his career could be overArsenal and Tottenham on red alert as Italy star nears AC Milan exitInter Milan fighting to keep Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City targetAllardyce unsure over West Ham star’s future amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenhamlast_img read more

ULSTER MFC: AGONY FOR DONEGAL MINORS AS THEY BOW OUT AFTER LATE, LATE PENALTY MISS

first_imgGAA: Donegal have bowed out of the Ulster MFC after late, late drama in Clones. Donegal were trailing by two points deep into injury-time and looked like they were heading towards the exit door.However, Ethan O’Donnell was awarded a penalty and Donegal were provided with an opportunity to book their place into the Ulster final. Kilcar’s Conor Doherty stepped up but unfortunately he blazed his penalty over the bar.From the resultant kick out the referee blew his full-time whistle.Declan Bonner’s side were raging hot favourites but in truth they never really turned up this afternoon and they will be bitterly disappointed to exit the competition especially after being given the opportunity with the penalty late on.Donegal reached the All-Ireland final  last year but many pundits believed this current minor crop was a better side and expected them to go all the way. However, the dream is over and Donegal are heartbreakingly out of the entire All-Ireland race.A Conor Glass inspired Derry in truth probably deserved to win.Glass and Patrick Kiernan dominated the middle sector and that gave them a platform to launch attacks.Donegal were improved after the break but just couldn’t peg Derry back.It was cruel that Conor Doherty who is a top class performer didn’t score the penalty. But Doherty should take solace from the fact it can happen the very best.Michael Murphy missed his penalty in the All-Ireland U21 final in 2010 and look what he went on and achieved.Hard luck to Declan Bonner and his entire backroom team and squad.You’ve done us ALL proud over the last few years. Tir Chonaill Abú.Conor GlassULSTER MFC: AGONY FOR DONEGAL MINORS AS THEY BOW OUT AFTER LATE, LATE PENALTY MISS was last modified: June 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

How To Cure Yourself of a Negative Mindset

first_imgTo cure yourself of a negative mindset, for the next 30 days, follow these rules.Turn off your television. Don’t watch any television at all. But especially don’t watch any news. Don’t even have the news on as background noise while you are working. YouTube is sometimes television. Turn that off too.Turn off your radio. Don’t listen to any news on the radio, and don’t even listen to something you believe to be innocuous, like CNBC. Listen to something positive and productive like an audio program instead.Don’t read the newspaper. Don’t read the news online either. Especially don’t read provocative news sites like the Drudge Report or Politico. Don’t allow anything negative to seep through over the web.Don’t read anything on social media. That sounds crazy, doesn’t it? This one is tough. But you know your Facebook feed is full of people on both side of every political, societal, and cultural issue. You know you are going to get baited and you are going to get hooked. You can still broadcast using some tool like Buffer. Just don’t consume anything.Stay away from negative friends, family, and co-workers. There are some people in your life that are completely and totally negative. They are carriers. They spread the disease that is a negative mindset. You are going to have to avoid them. Not forever. Just long enough that you build up an immunity to virus.Instead of doing anything listed above, do this:Read great works that build a positive psychology. Read Stephen Covey. Read Anthony Robbins. Read Brian Tracy. Read Zig Ziglar. Read Les Brown. Read Napoleon Hill. Read Earl Nightingale. Read Elbert Hubbard. Read James Allen.Listen to audio programs by the group of people listed above. Listen to positive psychology audio programs while you are working out in the morning. Listen while you are driving to and from work. Listen while you are in the shower, grocery shopping, or doing chores around the house.Write a single entry in a gratitude journal every day upon waking. You have a lot to be grateful for, even if you sometimes don’t remember this fact. If you are really going to be aggressive about ridding yourself of negativity and adopting a positive personal psychology, do this twice a day.Increase your awareness of the infected. Over this 30 days, notice the language and the ideas of the negative people you come in contact with. Pay attention to what they say, and try to discover the fear that lives behind their negative mindset. As you notice their negativity, you will become aware of the infections that you have picked up. You will also come to realize just how negative are your thoughts and beliefs.Every day, take one action that moves you closer to your dream, your real purpose. No matter how small you believe the action to be, take one small step towards your dream every day. Do it first thing in the morning if you can, but if not, hustle at night if you have to.I can tell you from experience this recipe works. It will rid you of your negativity. It will help rid you of many of your self-limiting beliefs. It will cure you of many of your fears, including some you didn’t realize that you had.last_img read more

Sports science boosts pencak silat team

first_imgRead Next Association head Princess Jacel Kiram said the 14 athletes who came here underwent “sportonomics,” which analyzed their endurance based on their blood specimen.“This is the first time we had it,” said Kiram whose charges ended a 12-year gold medal drought in the SEA Games after Dines Dumaan triumphed in the tanding Class A 45-50-kilograms Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe said the pencak silat team went to Thailand for two months’ training although the squad didn’t employ a foreign coach.Then, according to Kiram, the athletes had a 60-day “isolation camp” in Camp Canawan in Morong, Bataan. “They were not allowed to go home or see their families and spent the whole time training and bonding with each other,” said Kiram.Already, the Philippines won one gold and one bronze, with two more athletes vying for the top honors late Tuesday.Last SEA Games, the country could only come up with three bronzes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UFC president would ‘rather not’ have Conor McGregor in boxing ring again Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—An obscure Indonesian martial arts just made its contribution to the Philippines’ struggling campaign here Tuesday.And pencak silat has sports science to thank for it.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Pujara hits fifty as India reach 217 for 5 ahead of England test series

first_imgCheteshwar PujaraCheteshwar Pujara struck his second successive half-century of the tour as India reached 217 for five at tea on the second day of the practice game against Derbyshire ahead of the five-Test series against England in Derbyshire on Wednesday.Pujara continued his rich form and scored 81 runs off 131 balls with the help of 13 fours before retiring to give other batsmen match practice.India accumulated their runs in 62 overs. At the post-lunch break, Ravindra Jadeja (14 not out) and Stuart Binny (3 not out) were at the crease with the former having been dropped on zero.Among prominent batsmen, Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are yet to bat in this innings.Pujara and Virat Kohli (36) carried on after lunch, but were able to add only five runs to their partnership when the latter was bowled.Kohli played on a delivery from Ben Cotton (2/20) who picked up his second wicket of the innings. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni then walked in to bat, having not had a hit in the middle so far, after sitting out in the first innings at Leicester.The Indian skipper made good use of the placid conditions and played some attacking shots, scoring 46 runs off 56 balls, hitting foue boundaries and one six. He perished in the same manner, charging spinner David Wainwright (1/40), only to be bowled. .At the other end, Pujara calmly accumulated his runs, reaching his second half-century of the tour off 98 balls which nine fours. Along with Dhoni he added 119 runs for the fourth wicket.After Dhoni was dismissed in the 55th over, two balls later, Pujara retired when he was just 19 short of a triple-figure score.advertisementEarlier, India made slow progress in the morning session, in reply to Derbyshire’s first innings’ score of 326 for five 5.Kohli and Pujara were at the crease at the lunch break, having put up a partnership of 58 runs for the third wicket, after Shikhar Dhawan (6) and Murali Vijay (6) were dismissed cheaply earlier in the session.Vijay was out LBW to Mark Turner (1/30) with the score reading just 18, although the batsman was clearly disappointed with the decision. Four balls later, Cotton had Dhawan caught behind.Both the openers were out for identical scores, each having faced 26 balls and hit one four apiece.Derbyshire had won the toss yesterday and rode on half-centuries from Wes Durston (95), Ben Slater (54) and Harvey Hossein (53 not out) to pile up the runs against a listless Indian bowling attack.Ravindra Jadeja (2/27), Pankaj Singh (1/63), Ishwar Pandey (1/34) and Stuart Binny (1/25) were the wicket-takers for the visitors.last_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan president Zhang delivers passionate Christmas address: Stars want to join us!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan president Zhang delivers passionate Christmas address: Stars want to join us!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan president Steven Zhang is convinced they can dominate the world.Zhang made a passionate speech at the club’s Christmas dinner.“We’ve improved a lot in every respect, compared to five years ago, and we must continue like this, as a team and as a club,” declared Zhang.“We’ll crush everyone on and off the field. The objective must be back to talking about trophies and aiming for victory.“We’ve had a great 2018 and there were some extraordinary moments for Inter, like the return to the Champions League thanks to Vecino’s goal, which everyone remembers.“We’ve been competitive against some of the best teams in the world and, compared to four or five years ago, we’ve shown a marked improvement.“I think we’re invincible in some of our games and so many players want to join us. They fear us!“As a club and team, we have everything to win the title. It’s not arrogance, but rather confidence and conviction.“We’ll try to beat everyone both on and off the field and, after many years of waiting, we have the chance of winning things.” last_img read more

Homan following in Laurinaitis footsteps

A four-star recruit coming out of Coldwater High School, senior co-captain Ross Homan was highly touted coming to Ohio State in 2006. Entering a program in Columbus with a long tradition of great linebackers, Homan said he embraced the challenge. “At Ohio State you always have great expectations, it comes with great challenges,” Homan said. “But I think every person here, all the seniors, we want to be challenged everyday. I think it is a matter of stepping up to those challenges and meeting those expectations.” Now halfway through his senior campaign and with more than 250 career tackles to his name, Homan has certainly lived up to the hype and met, if not exceeded, those expectations. A three-year starter, Homan made an impact right away, appearing in all 13 games his freshman year. Collecting 28 tackles in his first year at OSU, Homan said having premiere linebackers such as James Laurinaitis to learn from definitely helped his transition from high school to college. “When I first came in, the person who hosted me on my recruiting visit was James (Laurinaitis) and he really was my older brother here, which was a huge asset to me,” Homan said. “I saw how he watched film, how he worked out, how he approached the game overall … It just really helped me out playing with James.” With Laurinaitis gone, Homan began to gain fame in 2009 when he led the Rose Bowl-champion Buckeye squad in tackles with 108. Despite now being a focal point on the defense and a captain on this year’s team, the 2009 second-team All-Big Ten selection’s production has stayed strong, once again leading the Bucks in tackles. Recognizing his role as a leader on the team, Homan has taken his job as captain to heart and hopes his all-out playing style rubs off on his teammates. “Now I have to be a leader,” he said. “I’m not a real vocal leader, but I’m more of a by-example leader, so I have to lead this team anyway I can, get on the younger guys and just try to get better at that everyday.” As his Buckeye career comes to a close, Homan continues to cement his name in OSU history. Defensive tackle Dexter Larimore believes, as far as linebackers go, he may be one of the tops this university has ever seen. “I think once you look back on his lifetime here and what he has done here, I think he will be up there,” Larimore said. “If you look at the film and you watch him move side to side and do the things that he has done … I personally think he will be one of the top five guys that have come out of here.” read more

Lucas I was right to ditch Neymar PSG for Tottenham

first_imgFormer PSG winger Lucas Moura says he took the right decision in leaving Neymar behind at Paris Saint-Germain as he hopes to “make history” with Tottenham.The winger saw his game time at PSG reduce after Neymar’s arrival last season, which made him opt for Spurs in a £25 million ($32.8m) in January.Neymar is like my brother,’ he told the Mail on Sunday. “I love him and we have a very good close relationship. It was a little bit sad to leave him and Paris because I like the life there. But I had been there for five years and it was time to have a new challenge.“I wanted to play in another championship and coming here was a big opportunity for me to play in the best league in the world.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Tottenham are a big club. They are probably bigger in structure than PSG. I am impressed by this and I was happy to come here.“Now I am ready to give my best because I will do the whole pre-season with the team. That is important because here is very different – the Premier League is very hard – so I will be more ready to show my talent.”Lucas is enjoying his shine as he scored twice in Spurs’ International Champions Cup opener against Roma before impressing again against Barcelona and says he has a good relationship with Spurs boss.“The relationship with him is very good. I believe we can have a big season, win a trophy,” he added.“That’s why I am here, to win a trophy because I believe in the team, the project. We have the capacity to make history here.”last_img read more

Solari Benzema is playing through pains

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari is proud of striker Karim Benzema who has been playing through the pain barrier in recent games.Madrid are currently playing with a thin squad after their squad was decimated via injuries to key players like Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale.Benzema, however, delayed a surgical repair after suffering a broken finger in the win over Real Betis on January 13th.The French international went on to feature in the La Liga win against Sevilla and the Copa del Rey victory over Girona where he scored the fourth goal and played the entire 90 minutes in both matches.And Los Blancos boss Solari singled him out for praise in his Saturday morning press conference and cited via Football Espana.“I am very pleased with Benzema. He is a very generous player, who is having a great season so far.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He is showing that generosity at the moment, as he is helping the team by playing with a broken finger and playing with the pain.”A decision is likely to be made on whether or not he will undergo surgery later this week, with key returns to the squad likely to allow Benzema the time to recuperate.‘Generous’ Benzema playing through the pain – Solari https://t.co/mj3eQiOJPH pic.twitter.com/ERR3QoC7IQ— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) January 26, 2019last_img read more

Did India lose to England on purpose to avoid Pakistan Sarfaraz Ahmed

first_imgThe World Cup went right down to the wire as far as qualification for the semi-finals was concerned. Pakistan, after a jittery start, suddenly erupted to life and bounced back into contention. However, the needed other results to go in their favour and hence, hinged all their hopes on India vs England match. Pakistan wanted India to win, but hosts England came out firing on all cylinders as they downed India.This defeat resonated in Pakistan’s eventual exit and this also led to former players and pundits questioning India’s approach and gamesmanship in the match against England. There were theories that Kohli and co. deliberately lost in order to thwart Pakistan’s chances of qualification.However, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has shot down such theories and said that England played well to win the game. MS DhoniICC Twitter”No, no, it is not right to say this. I don’t think India lost because of us. England played well to win,” Sarfaraz told reporters after returning home.’Don’t think we need to be ashamed of anything’ Getty ImagesThe Pakistan skipper also refused to apologise for the performance of his side and said that the team had not performed poorly as was being made out in the media.”I don’t think we need to be ashamed of anything. We had a tough time in the first five matches especially after the defeat to India but I am proud of the way the team fought back to win the last four matches,” Sarfaraz said.He also insisted that there are no plans of giving up captaincy and that he will stay in his post and do his best to take the team to the next level, especially with the World T20 slated to be held in Australia.”The Pakistan Cricket Board will decide on who will be the captain. But personally, since you asked me, I know these players very well now. Most of them are young and if we learn from our mistakes in the World Cup, I can take this team to the next level, especially with the World T20 Cup coming up next year in Australia,” Sarfaraz added.The Pakistan captain said that he was hurt by a few of the comments made post the India loss and that Pakistan had encountered very tough conditions, but the players felt very isolated after the hurtful comments which were flung towards them after they went down to India.”There were some incidents with the players including myself in London which we reported to the Board. They were not needed and it hurt and shook the players. We were upset at losing to India but we didn’t expect such reactions, even though isolated,” the skipper said.last_img read more