Tevez set to snub Inter for Milan

first_imgJoorabchian told Italian media that he is hoping to come to an agreement with Milan rather than Inter.“We’re here (in Rio) to finalise with Milan. We haven’t heard from Inter since August,” he said.The Milan neighbours are not the only ones keeping tabs on Tevez, as French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be interested in the 27-year-old.Milan have offered to take the striker on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy him for 23 million euros ($29.4m) in the summer.But City have said they will not consider a loan deal and will not sell him unless their asking price — believed to be considerably higher than Milan’s offer — is met.If Milan cannot land Tevez, they will reportedly turn their attentions to Catania’s Argentine forward Maxi Lopez.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ROME, Italy, January 5 – Carlos Tevez looks set to snub interest from Inter Milan in order to join their bitter city rivals AC Milan, according to the Argentine’s agent, Kia Joorabchian.While Inter’s technical director, Marco Branca, travelled to England to meet Manchester City officials on Thursday, Joorabchian has been holding talks with Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani in Rio.last_img read more

Meister continues in leadership role for WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center, now as director

first_imgPam Meister has been named director of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, well known as a showcase for Southern Appalachian culture, programs and exhibits and as a regional facility for research and education.Meister had served as interim director since August 2014. She began work at the center as curator in 2010.The Mountain Heritage Center is housed at Hunter Library, where staff work with artifacts, exhibitions and demonstrations, and offer classes through its Appalachian Living craft and skills program. The center also sponsors the First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series, with free performances held in the ground-floor auditorium of H.F. Robinson Administration Building, followed by a jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.The museum can trace its beginnings to the late 1920s when a small collection of documents and artifacts was begun. The name ― and a space in McKee Building ― was established in 1975, then the center moved to the ground floor of the H.F. Robinson Building in 1979, where it resided until fall 2015.“In 2010, I celebrated my 25th anniversary as a museum professional and came to WCU because I wanted to be involved in training the next generation of museum professionals,” Meister said. “My working with the students, faculty and staff here has been a dream come true for me. The Mountain Heritage Center is a true teaching museums. Its strong community connections and robust partnerships allow us to give our students extraordinary engaged learning experiences that also fulfill WCU’s commitment of service to the region.“My work as interim director has centered around the MHC’s move to Hunter Library. This has allowed us to expand our work with faculty and students, improve our collections storage facilities, and provide additional outreach exhibits and programs to community venues throughout Western North Carolina. I’m honored to be chosen to lead the center through its next transition, crafting a vision for a permanent home,” she said.Meister’s previous leadership roles in museums include service as director of education and interpretation at the Atlanta History Center, executive director of the Upcountry History Museum, president and CEO of the Charlotte Museum of History and executive director of the Southeastern Museums Conference, a museum association serving 12 Southeastern states. She also worked as chief curator of the Jekyll Island Museum in Georgia and as arts coordinator at the Okefenokee Heritage Center in Waycross, Georgia. A former board member of the American Alliance of Museums, Meister is the recipient of AAM’s 2003 Excellence in Peer Review Service Award and of SEMC’s 2014 James R. Short Award for lifetime achievement.Meister also has been an adjunct professor teaching courses related to museum studies and cultural resource management at institutions including Southeastern Louisiana University, Georgia College and State University, the University of West Georgia and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. A native of New Orleans, she earned a master’s degree in arts management from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in theater with a minor in history from the University of New Orleanslast_img read more

Rodriguez out of Roma-Milan

first_imgRicardo Rodriguez and Giacomo Bonaventura are out of the Milan squad travelling to Roma for tomorrow evening. It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. New coach Stefano Pioli was held to a 2-2 draw by Lecce on his debut and has some changes to his squad at the Olimpico. Davide Calabria and Samu Castillejo return from suspension, but full-back Rodriguez pulls out with a muscular issue. Also absent is midfielder Bonaventura, who continues treatment and a separate training regime. Milan squad for Roma: A Donnarumma, G Donnarumma, Reina; Calabria, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Musacchio, Romagnoli; Bennacer, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Krunic, Paqueta; Borini, Castillejo, Leao, Piatek, Rebic, Suso Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

10 months agoBVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbach

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say BVB, Liverpool target Hazard focused solely on Gladbachby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThorgan Hazard says he is fully focused on Borussia Monchengladbach.The Belgium international is currently being tracked by Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.He told Monchengladbach’s official website: “Max Eberl [director of sport] and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful.”Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here.”I am not considering a transfer right now.”I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season. I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled.”Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.” last_img read more

Video: Georgia Defensive Lineman Trenton Thompson Clears A 42-Inch Box Jump With Ease

first_imgGeorgia's football team running onto the field.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 12: The Georgia Bulldogs enter the field to face the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson doesn’t seem like someone who should be able to clear a 42-inch box jump with relative ease, but the big man has some serious athleticism. In a video recorded by strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld, Thompson makes the jump from sitting on a bench. That’s some serious explosion.Big Trent got hops! #GoDawgs Video via- Aaron FeldA video posted by DawgsOnTop (@dawgsontop) on Feb 29, 2016 at 3:04pm PSTSome of the smaller Dawgs did the same on the 48-inch box jump.Gonna have to change his name to Human Pogo Stick, 48″ Box jump, no sweat for @_CRADICULOUS. @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/azTR9sv44N— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Several guys the 48″ Box. @LCarter_25, @_CRADICULOUS, @FourTheGame, and Dom Sanders. @coach_sinclair #ATD #bunnies pic.twitter.com/sBVwrPT1UJ— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016@StevenVanTiflin @_AyeeLilWuan @TrentJolly78 @Greyson_Lambert @tanstumpey @RidleyCa competing today! @coach_sinclair pic.twitter.com/BsuVXbHBOo— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016…and then we have a few guys clearing 54 inches.@WillyCinthacut @LuxuryLife1K @iAMPrinceMauger @ReggieD25 Hitting them high boxes @coach_sinclair #ATD pic.twitter.com/9MmCBSjrAC— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) February 29, 2016Well, we’re impressed.[Field Street Forum]last_img read more

Kentucky vs. Stony Brook – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

first_imgCoach Cal talking to Jamal Murray.LEXINGTON, KY – JANUARY 23: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to Jamal Murray #23 in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on January 23, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Tyler UlisTyler UlisThe 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS. The Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC earned the No. 4 seed in the East region, where they will face the 13th-seeded Stony Brook Seawolves out of the America East Conference. Each team won its respective conference tournament. The winner of this match-up is rewarded with a meeting against the winner of fifth-seeded Indiana and No. 12 seed Chattanooga.Date: Thursday, March 17Time: 9:30 p.m. E.T. TV Channel: CBSLocation: Des MoinesAnnouncers: Nantz/Hill/Raftery//WolfsonOpening Betting Line: TBAkentucky logoPrediction: The Wildcats didn’t look like themselves for a while during the regular season, but boy did they finish on a tear. Guards Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray are studs, and freshman big man Skal Labissiere has gone from phenom to bust to bona fide contributor.If anything, this UK team is under-seeded. That might hurt them in round two against Indiana, but it shouldn’t deter them from winning this game.last_img read more

Red Nose Day £73026234 Raised So Far

first_imgThe current Red Nose Day 2017 total stands at a jaw-dropping £73,026,234 and Comic Relief couldn’t have done it without the great British public coming together and showing, once again, their incredible generosity over the past few weeks.This Red Nose Day – on March 24 – saw some impressive, brand spanking new and sometimes downright daft endeavours all to raise a smile, raise the laughs and raise life-changing cash, including: The remarkable audience totals for the Red Nose Day night of TV on BBC One and BBC Two, peaking at 7.6million viewers. The ludicrously long, super-sized sofa, which squeezed 38 guests on for Graham Norton’s Big Show Live on the Red Nose Day night of TV on the BBC Over 200 80’s classics played across 24 hours as Sara Cox danced her leg warmers off at the BBC Radio 2 studios Over 600 of the nation’s most famous and talented artists struck a pose, told jokes, dressed up, performed, sang, visited projects, jived and gave their heart and soul to support the campaign – all for free. The first ever Comic Relief Originals series on YouTube, which saw sketches from the biggest rising comedy stars in the UK today including Massive Dad, Birthday Girls, Daphne, Liam Williams and many more. Taking our comedy across through the country with our Comic Relief Live gigs The most excited people have ever been for the reboot of the viral hit – “Pink Windmill” – with 12 million views, 33 years after the original The Red Noses being brought to life for the first time for the Comic Adventure online comic strip, with some very recognisable voices. The single biggest mosquito net delivery in Uganda as part of the Red Nose African Convoy 35 skin-wrinkling minutes spent in a hot tub by near-naked Greg Davies during the TV show The world’s smallest comedy club (possibly) in TKMaxx in Cardiff city centre The first Red Nose Day Facebook Live pre-party with the viewers choosing to make Ellie Taylor massage Mark Wright’s feet 38 days anticipating the all-star Love Actually cast reuniting for Red Nose Day Actually The fundraising efforts of 5 pigmy goats racing for the trophy in Brighton 35 of the biggest online influencers’ downing tools for 24 hours in an unprecedented move for #RedOut Doctor Who fans still have the chance to sit down for brunch with not one, not two, but seven, Doctors, as part of Comic Relief’s Best Auction Ever (givergy.com/rednoseday) The Prime Minister’s red shoes, as designed by Charlotte Olympia and warn specially for Red Nose Day – and which are now being auctioned to raise money for Comic Relief The ‘I now can’t get this out of my head’ collaboration between Ed Sheeran, Kurupt FM and the People Just Do Nothing crew An unconceivable amount of jokes told across BBC Radio 1’s 24hour Lolathon with Scott Mills & Chris Stark, Blue Peter’s Comedy Classroom and the official Red advertising suite. Did you hear the one about… The ever changing hashtag character. #rednoseday Twitter hashtag with a different red nose character every day leading up to RNDOn a more serious note, the money raised this Red Nose Day, will enable Comic Relief to fund inspirational work helping people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK and across some of the world’s poorest communities. This will build on the progress that Comic Relief has helped to make happen thanks to the public’s enduring support, including: Helping 12.2 million people in need across the UK, since Comic Relief began Helping over 11.7 million people in Africa since the last Red Nose Day Helping almost 70,000 vulnerable young people across the UK since the last Red Nose DayComic Relief Co-Founder, Sir Lenny Henry, said: “Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that has helped to raise an incredible amount of money this Red Nose Day for people who really need it most here in the UK and across the world. From the fantastic people across the UK who baked cakes, hosted parties and wore crazy outfits to work and school, to those who took on Red Nose Day challenges and donated, your money is seriously going to change lives. On behalf of everyone at Comic Relief, we cannot thank you enough.”None of this would have been possible without the incredible efforts of the Red Nose Day partners including, Sainsbury’s who raised an outstanding £11,612,117, TK Maxx raising a grand total of £4,005,388 and British Airways who also raised £3,009,333, amongst many other incredibly supportive companies, and of course the BBC for their unremitting support of our campaigns.last_img read more

Russell Wilson Will Do It Himself Thank You

PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.RESULTREADERS’ NET PTS INDIVIDUAL RANKTEAM RANK LAR57LAR69LAR 32, ARI 16+6.7– BAL60BAL51DET 20, BAL 44-11.1– ATL61MIN51MIN 14, ATL 9+10.0– Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, Ladbrokes GB63GB59TB 20, GB 26-5.4– When Russell Wilson and J.D. McKissic connected for a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia in Week 13, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback tied the NFL record for the most passing TDs in the fourth quarter in a single season with 15, set by Eli Manning in 2011. The TD pass also sealed a 24-10 victory over the 10-2 Eagles — the Seahawks’ most impressive win of the season. Seattle improved to 8-4 on the year to move back into a playoff position and now owns an 80 percent chance of making the postseason, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL projections. Wilson was stellar in the final quarter on Sunday, going 5-8 on his passes with a scorching-hot passer rating of 122.4. It was yet another impressive display by Wilson, whose remarkable fourth-quarter performances have become so frequent, they are almost expected at this point.The Seahawks have based the majority of their success over the past few years on their defense and the “Legion of Boom,” which has been one of the most feared units in recent memory. But as the team continues to deal with major injuries on the defensive side, it’s Wilson and the offense that Seattle has relied on. While Wilson’s performance through the first three quarters has been just OK, his fourth-quarter heroics are among the best in the league. Since Wilson entered the NFL in 2012, only Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have kept up with the Seahawks QB in the final 15 minutes of the game. CHI72%CHI62%SF 15, CHI 14+10.7– NO66NO64CAR 21, NO 31-4.2– Russell WilsonSeattle21123 What’s evident about all the other quarterbacks is that they’ve received some of the best protection from their offensive lines: Every quarterback except for Wilson has received top-10 pass protection.1Percentage of plays the offense controls the line of scrimmage on dropbacks The Seahawks’ offensive line ranks 23rd, meaning Wilson has had to scramble for his life on multiple occasions. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Wilson has attempted 95 passes outside the pocket, which is the most in the league and 31 more than the quarterback with the second most, Blake Bortles.The poor offensive line play also hasn’t helped the Seahawks’ ground game, which is all but nonexistent this season. On the surface, the Seattle rushing attack looks perfectly mediocre with an average yards per rush of 3.90 — good enough for 22nd in the league. But if you isolate the guys who are paid to run (as in, not throw), the Seattle rogues’ gallery of running backs — Chris Carson, Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy, someone named Mike Davis — has collectively averaged 3.19 yards per carry. That’s not only the worst in the NFL this season, it ranks 537th among 543 team seasons since 2001.All this means that the burden is completely on Wilson to move the chains and keep his team in the game — making this Wilson’s most important season. The 2013 champion Seahawks were built on Wilson, a stifling defense and the Beast Mode rush attack. Of those things that aren’t Wilson, one is injured and the other plays in Oakland. And yet, Seattle could all but seal its playoff spot with a win in Week 14 over Jacksonville, which would improve its chances of making the postseason to 92 percent,2Independent of other Week 14 games. according to our Elo prediction model. Wilson would also boost his MVP credentials significantly by defeating the Jaguars’ defense, which leads the league in total defensive expected points added. If the Seahawks do prevail and make the playoffs, you won’t need to guess who’s responsible.FiveThirtyEight vs. The ReadersWeek 13 in our NFL predictions game — in which we invite you to outsmart our Elo algorithm — saw the readers suffer three heavy losses that started on Thursday night, by predicting that Washington would beat Dallas. They were wrong and lost 15.7 points in the game. The readers then lost 11.1 points by being less confident than our Elo in Baltimore’s victory over Detroit. And the last of the double-digit losses for the readers came on Sunday night when the Seahawks upset the Eagles, which gave readers a loss of 12.8 points. It wasn’t all doom and gloom, however. The readers gained 10.7 points by being less confident than Elo in the Bears’ chances against the 49ers, and then 10 points in predicting a win for the Vikings on the road against the Falcons.Make sure you get your Week 14 predictions in early, and thanks for playing. PHI52PHI61PHI 10, SEA 24-12.8– OAK71OAK75NYG 17, OAK 24+0.2– TEN66TEN68HOU 13, TEN 24-0.7– Carson WentzPhiladelphia31710 PLAYERTEAM1ST DOWNSOFF. TDSTOTAL YARDSPASS PROTECTION Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 13Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 13 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game DAL61WSH53WSH 14, DAL 38-15.7– NE73NE80NE 23, BUF 3+1.2– OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION JAX75JAX79IND 10, JAX 30+0.1– KC62KC60KC 31, NYJ 38+0.0 MIA57MIA55DEN 9, MIA 35-4.1– Jared GoffL.A. Rams1310105 The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. Russell Wilson’s offense transcends the Eagles’ defenseComparing Ladbrokes’ top five MVP candidates Tom BradyNew England1328 Drew BreesNew Orleans111562 LAC89LAC89CLE 10, LAC 19-1.6– PIT66PIT73PIT 23, CIN 20+2.0– In the first three quarters of a game, Wilson’s touchdown to interception ratio is 2.5, according to the ESPN Stats & Information Group. Come the fourth quarter, that ratio balloons to 4.2.The much-deserved hype of Philadelphia sophomore quarterback Carson Wentz and the longevity of New England’s Tom Brady have left Wilson as the forgotten man when it comes to talk of MVP. Wilson may not be having the best statistical season of his career, but after he outdueled Wentz on Sunday, the Seahawks QB earned the right to be at the forefront of the conversation based on how important he is to his team.Of the five players — all quarterbacks — with the best odds of winning the MVP, according to Ladbrokes, Wilson leads the league in total accrued yards — rushing and passing — and total offensive touchdowns responsible for, and he is second only to Brady in the number of first downs he’s been responsible for. Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Shaw Juve win a huge boost for Manchester derby

first_imgManchester United defender Luke Shaw believes that their 2-1 win over Juventus will serve them well ahead of Sunday’s derby with Manchester CityJose Mourinho’s side came back from Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable volley to snatch a stunning 2-1 victory at Turin on Wednesday.Juan Mata levelled the scoreline with a brilliant free-kick with Juventus’ Alex Sandro putting Ashely Young’s set-piece into his own net.The comeback secured United a famous Champions League win.“I think [it] was a very special win, especially with going 1-0 down,” Shaw told MUTV.“We all knew how hard it can be coming here [to the Allianz Stadium] especially going 1-0 down.“It’s huge credit for the team for keeping on fighting and never giving up. I felt like we were going to get something out of the game, even before the start of the game.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Juan [Mata] with his free-kick – I felt like it was going in before he stepped over it and obviously Ashley [Young] with another great delivery at the end.“It showed how much the team wanted it, we were fighting for the ball and luckily we got that bit of luck that it went in. I felt it was deserved – we fought until the end.”The England international believes the result will provide United with the ideal platform to prepare for Sunday’s trip to City.“At times, we had good possession of the ball, especially in the first half,” added Shaw.“We’ve had poor first halves recently, I felt tonight was a bit better. Onwards and upwards, especially with another big game on Sunday [at Manchester City], it’s very good momentum now for us to go into that.”The Manchester derby will begin at 17:30 (CEST).last_img read more

Koray Gunter reportedly on verge of joining Tottenham

first_imgTottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign the promising Genoa defender Koray GunterAlthough the Spurs have one of the best centre-back pairs in the Premier League, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen holding down the backline, the London club look to add fresh blood to their defense.The Belgium internationals are moving towards the latter stages of their careers, as Toby is 29, while Vertonghen already turned 31.Mauricio Pochettino is already trying to integrate the young Juan Foyth deploying him as a defensive partner with Davinson Sanchez.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.However, according to the Turkish website, Fanatik, the Premier League giants are close to completing the transfer of Genoa youngster Koray Gunter for a reported fee of £15 million.Gunter arrived at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on a free transfer from Galatasaray last summer. The former Borussia Dortmund youth academy product has registered four Serie A starts and added three substitute appearances for the Griffin.Due to his versatility, the former Germany U-20 international can cover the right flank as well as the role of defensive midfielder.last_img read more