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The ‘operation Mbappé’ burns

first_imgAfter the time, Mbappé is certain that his place is at the Bernabéu. It frustrates him falling in the first rounds of the Champions League season after season. It was also a cold jug for him to have no chance of winning the Ballon d’Or even after leading France’s world champion. Not only does he need the Madrid showcase, it is notorious that he had his room in the residence of Monaco lined with posters of the white team and Cristiano.It is not new.Since 2017, Mbappé has had two attempts to provoke his departure to Madrid. The first time Emery himself reported with a statement in El Larguero: “Mbappé wanted to go to Madrid”, revealed of the time when he was training PSG. “I spoke to his father so that he decided to stay at PSG. He was with his eyes closed, he wanted to go to Madrid but we all managed to convince him.” Already last summer, Mbappé was revealed again with his situation. “I think it is time to take more responsibility. Perhaps in Paris I will be happy, but perhaps also with a new project elsewhere,” he said at the club’s end-of-season gala. “If I talk about this again it’s too much. It was the message I wanted to send,” he concluded. On this occasion, PSG was forced to even release a statement to say it was staying. “I think Mbappé’s family is not very happy with the information that is leaking from within PSG that refers to the fact that they are willing to leave him without playing a season if he does not renew his contract,” This newspaper tells a senior official from one of the world’s leading representation agencies that is in direct contact with the striker, even without a representative. “So, they are only going to be able to hasten their departure.” PSG sees the jewel in the crown slipping from his fingers, the player with the most market value in the world (above Messi, by age and projection) without being able to do anything to retain him. AS has already advanced the intention of the French team to tighten the rope: “PSG is getting tough, Leonardo prefers that he go free in 2022 than not renew.” And the threat, spread in more settings, it has reached Mbappé’s ears and it has not sat well.Mbappé’s relationship with PSG today hangs by a thread. The great illusion of the player has been and continues to be wearing the Madrid shirt. In 2017 he was about to do it. A leak from the Football Leaks papers revealed this. Madrid had him tied for 214 million. The contracts came to light. He paid more than the 180 euros that PSG ended up paying because Madrid took over a tax from which they are exempt in France. Finally, the white entity did not make the signing effective for two reasons: on the one hand, it already had its trident formed by Cristiano, Bale (younger and with more vigor) and Benzema. On the other, Mbappé wanted to collect 12 million euros and that broke Madrid’s salary scale. Madrid is waiting, faithful to its strategy of trying to sign him in the summer of 2021, when he only has one year left on his contract. For that it is important that Mbappé does not renew. Today, Al Khelaifi has given the order that getting him to sign the extension is a top priority. But Mbappé did not want to sit down to negotiate. At PSG, they tell us, the option of trying to renew it has even been considered, including a release clause for a high amount of money, as Barça did with Neymar (222 million), but the instability of the market would make it impossible for the player to compromise with that option. Operation Mbappé is red hot.last_img read more

Muguruza, journalist with Ricky for a day: “I hallucinated with the NBA”

first_imgThe 2 protagonists of the Adidas Stay, which sponsors them each, spoke about their future after sport: “Life adjustments a lot from yr to yr. On this break, now that individuals don’t do any sport, I’ve some issues clear, proceed to be linked to basketball, however not 100%. I’m younger, I’ve not less than 5 years left after which I’ll see. I’ve initiatives with the Basis and the household ”, defined the playmaker from El Masnou. “I do not know, the sport is brief and we’ll see what steps we soak up life,” defined the lady from Caracas, who ended with a collection of brief questions that she additionally answered.Music – Ricky: “Now I hearken to Leiva, David Ros, my pal, and Jarabe de Palo, as a result of I do know Pau (Donés) who was in a unhealthy second (recovering from most cancers)”. Muguruza: “Rihanna, Spanish music, rap … ”.Motivating tune – Ricky: “Bella Ciao, from the Casa de Papel, I prefer it. With associates we put it at full velocity. ” Muguruza: “The principle theme of the Rocky soundtrack.”Meals – Ricky: “I actually prefer to eat fish and seafood in Spain, crimson and recent prawns from Palamós”. Muguruza: “Serrano ham, outdoors, shouldn’t be simply discovered.” Sympathetic, talkative and with a smile from ear to ear, as she has hardly ever been seen in latest instances in the press conferences of tournaments, Garbiñe Muguruza labored as a journalist for a day and led a reside on the Instagram web page of Adidas Spain during which he chatted and requested some inquiries to the Utah Jazz base and worldwide for Spain, Ricky Rubio.The winner of two Grand Slams, whose trophies she dared to show to the delight of the NBA participant, acknowledged that she was shocked to see an NBA recreation for the first time when she did it a while in the past: “I hallucinated with every part, the environment, folks, how huge the monitor was … And I used to be struck by seeing the spectators sign behind the basket to distract on free throws, I might be unable to pay attention, “mentioned Garbiñe, to which Ricky replied: “We get used to every part. We don’t see something that occurs. I suppose that in tennis it won’t be simple to stroll in the center of the noise round the courts both ”. On that, Muguruza mentioned that “at Wimbledon they’re respectful.” “However in New York for those who break the racket the public bursts to rejoice it.”One among the themes that emerged was that of the Olympic Video games, and particularly the final ones, these of the Rio 20167. “When Del Potro misplaced with Murray, he entered the eating room and everybody acquired as much as applaud him, that shocked me relating to the tennis, ”mentioned Rubio, who additionally spoke of the demise of Kobe Bryant at Garbiñe’s request:” After they instructed me about Kobe, I mentioned, ‘come on’. I didn’t imagine it. It was laborious, a lot of individuals damage a lot His profitable mentality and every part he might give to society was misplaced. “Muguruza additionally highlighted the delusion of the Lakers:” His values ​​have been large and now that he was beginning to get pleasure from himself, it’s laborious. It was a second of reflection for everybody. “last_img read more

McAnuff wants to finish the job

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:FIRM in his belief of their growth, Joel ‘Jobi’ McAnuff thinks the Jamaica team is nicely positioned to beat Mexico in today’ CONCACAF Gold Cup final.The last time both countries met, McAnuff, who has been key for the Reggae Boyz while playing attacking or central midfield, was just coming into the Jamaica team”You take each game on its own merit, that was obviously a little while ago now. I think we’re a different team now and I’m sure they are as well,” he recalls. “Now obviously both teams have got to the final, different circumstances, it’s a one-off game, it’s about who performs better on the day and we’re looking to carry our performance into the final.”For the first game in Mexico … it was very much a new squad, new people coming together literally a couple days before that game, I remember it clearly, just turning up in Mexico and all of a sudden you get to know everybody and meet people,” he said of that coming together for the February 2, 2013 World Cup Qualifier (WCQ) that ended 0-0 in Mexico City.”Here, you’re two years down the line and everybody’s sort of comfortable with each other, everybody knows the dynamics of the group and it works very well. That’s something we’ve been able to build over the last couple of years and we’re in a good place,” he said.He added: “We won our group and at the end of the day we’re one of the top teams at that stage. We’ve had two tough games since then and came out on top in both. So, of course, we’re confident of finishing the tournament off, we’re not satisfied with what we’ve done so far.”last_img read more

Locker Room delivers big punch for Jackie Bell KO

first_imgLocker Room Sports are the new title sponsors of the KSAFA/Jackie Bell Knockout competition, which was launched at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records yesterday. Jamaica Yellow Pages’ three-year sponsorship ended last season, and with the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) in search of a new sponsor, Locker Room stepped up to the plate. KSAFA President Stewart Stephenson said the cost of outfitting the teams had doubled from last year, and the association had difficulty obtaining the amount required. But they were able to negotiate a deal with Locker Room, who decided to bear the $680,000 difference to dress the teams for this year’s competition. “As a result of our successful negotiations with David Shirley of Locker Room Sports, the company will provide branded gear for all participating teams and, therefore, this season, the title sponsor for our competition is Locker Room Sports,” Stephenson told the gathering. Shirley admitted that “it was a tall order”, and “the numbers wouldn’t add up” at the end of the day. “When you look at your business module and cost and the projected profit, when we worked the numbers, we would be in a losing position on the deal. But in this particular case, we feel a responsibility to give back. There is an opportunity to build relationships with 34 teams and help them participate, as the young men really look forward to it, and we are just doing our little part,” he said. He added that it was also a mark of respect to Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell and his family for their contribution to Jamaica’s football. “The Bells have been a cornerstone of football and our football history. He (Jackie) is truly a legend, and sometimes we have to remember the people who have opened doors for others, so it’s good to show this respect,” said Shirley. The tournament kicks off next week Saturday, November 14, with nine games. The two feature games involve a Kingston 20 rivalry between Duhaney Park and Pembroke Hall, and a Spanish Town Road derby between Greenwich Town and neighbours Whitfield Town. In other other games, Shortwood are up against Santos, Olympic play Police National, Molynes take on Cooreville, Rae Town meet New Kingston, Red Hills oppose Mountain View, Stony Hill face Constant Spring, and JDF tackle Central Kingston. The prize monies for this year’s tournament remain the same, with the champions set to take home $400,000, second place $250,000, third $150,000, and fourth $100,000. Meanwhile, there will also be an added feature to this year’s competition, as the association is said to be in negotiations with a major television station to provide live coverage from the quarter-finals through to the final. “We are concluding a five-year contract deal with the network, and the funds from the deal will be used to underwrite the budget for this season’s competition,” Stephenson commented. Waterhouse are defending champions. KICKS OFF NEXT WEEKlast_img read more

Herbert Morrison aim for back-to-back double

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Defending ISSA Western Conference double champions, Herbert Morrison Technical, will put both their Under-16 and Under-19 titles on the line, when they take on Cornwall College in the final of both categories. Ralique Grant and Devon Watson spearheaded the lopsided 106-58 win for Herbert Morrison, whose Under-16s brushed aside Muschett High 80-36, while Cornwall eased past Holland High 56-16. Cornwall’s Leacroft Lettman was the game’s high-point man, leading all  scorers with 14 points for Cornwall College. He also held five rebounds to go with four steals and two assists. Teammates Jowayne Jones added 10 points and two rebounds and Alwade Thompson chipped in with a handy nine points for the winners. Owen Rodney was the only player with a significant performance for Holland, with eight points, two rebounds and five steals. In the Under-16 semi-final against Muschett, Okieffe Noble was brilliant, topping all scorers with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The outstanding Shaqueal Benti also made himself useful with a 19-point, 13-rebound game, while Davaughn Campbell’s 12 points added to the huge margin of victory. In the senior category, Grant outlined his liking for the big games when he and Watson combined for 55 of Herbert Morrison’s total output. Grant had a game-high 28 points, while Watson finished with 27 points and seven rebounds. Tafari Vassell grabbed 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals to help stave off the William Knibb charge in the final quarter. Herbert Morrison led from the opening tip-off and held a 49-23 lead at half-time and never allowed their opponents to close the gap. The best-of-three final takes place with Game One set for Montego Bay Cricket Club this afternoon at 4 p.m. (Under-16) and 6 p.m. for the Under-19s.last_img read more

Molino hat-trick inspires T&T to big win

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Powerhouses Trinidad and Tobago made light work of the Dominican Republic, brushing them aside 4-0 in their opening third round game of the Caribbean Cup on Wednesday night.Playing before their home crowd at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, the hosts were propelled by a brilliant hat-trick from the United States-based Kevin Molino, as they rushed to a 3-0 lead at half-time, before cruising in the second half.The victory put T&T on top of Group 4, with their second and final game set for the Stade Pierre-Aliker against Martinique in Fort-de-France next Tuesday.Molino, who plays for Orlando City in the Major League Soccer, opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he blasted home from close range after being played through by Radanfah Abu Bakr.ON TARGETFour minutes later, the 26-year-old was on target again, this time heading past goalkeeper Miguel Lloyd courtesy of a pass from captain Kenwyne Jones.And Cordell Cato, who also plies in his trade in the MLS for San Jose Earthquakes, rounded off a dominant first half for the Trinidadians when he scored in the 30th minute following a move started by long kick from goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.In the second half, T&T managed just one more goal but it was Molino finding the nets to complete his hat-trick, drilling home a rebound after Jones’s initial header had been parried by goalkeeper Lloyd.In Group 3 in Willemstad, hosts Curacao cruised to an easy 3-0 victory over Antigua and Barbuda thanks to a first-half strike from Leandro Bacuna and second half goals from Rangelo Janga and Gino van Kessel.Jamaica’s Group 1 clash with Suriname scheduled for Kingston and Haiti’s Group 2 fixture against French Guiana in Port-au-Prince, were both postponed because of bad weather stemming from the passage of Hurricane Matthew.last_img read more

The Lions roar again! – Brown, Turner log massive one-two for defending champs

first_img Although surprised he got the better of his teammate, Brown thought he could have gone farther and beat Munro’s Paul Thompson’s 21 year-old record of 6.97m. “I was looking to go seven metres and get the record but it didn’t work out, but it’s really big points for the school because the championship will be close and to really contribute and give the school 16 points was great,” Brown said. “I am really pleased with the gold medal. I didn’t know I was coming to the championship to win the gold, so I have to thank God for bringing me this far injury-free, but I was really surprised as I was trying to stay with him (Turner) for the one– two but I came through victorious,” he added. Although favoured to win Turner was not disappointed to lose to his teammate. “I don’t feel any way. In my mind, I didn’t expect anybody else to beat me but my teammate,” he said. COULD HAVE JUMPED FARTHER The exploits of Nicholloyd Brown and Jordan Turner in the boys’ Class Three long jump final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, was a key result in the rally by defending champions Calabar during yesterday’s competition at the National Stadium. Calabar started the day over 30 points behind Kingston College, who started the championships as the huge favourites to lift the Mortimer Geddes Trophy. Kingston College (74 points) started the day well ahead of Calabar on 36 points, but the one-two finish of Brown and Turner, saw the ‘Purples’ lead being cut to 24 points at the end of that event, with both athletes expressing satisfaction having made such a vital contribution to their school’s efforts. “From the start of the season, we have been working hard and we came out and got the one-two. I didn’t really expect to make the jump I made, but I thank God for it,” Brown told The Gleaner. Brown disturbed the sand at 6.65m on his best jump with Turner registering a 6.60m distance with Ardenne’s Eniola Johnson finishing third with 6.27m. KC’s Bouwahjgie Nkrumie was fifth with a 5.99m jump, which brought in four points. Turner, who arrived as the favourite for the gold medal, said the result was not a surprising one to him and underlined that the 16 points garnered by the pair revitalised their championship hopes. “I expected it. We could have jumped further, but we just didn’t execute the way we should have. But we put in some really hard training for this and we deserve it. The points will give us a boost and we can win the championship with the boost from that 16 points,” Turner noted.last_img read more

Perlas Pilipinas falls to South Korea, faces China in QF

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets South Korea outscored PH, 51-28, in the middle quarters to cruise to its first victory in the group stages.The Philippines, which played in its first Division A tournament, dropped to 0-3 in Group B after lopsided losses to defending champion Japan and powerhouse Australia in its first two outings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’After a winless opening round, Perlas got heavyweight China as its quarterfinals foe on Thursday.Allana Lim finished with 14 points and six rebounds for Perlas, which shot just 30% from the field and was out-rebounded, 65-41. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Cignal HD gets other outright semis berth End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas gave itself a chance early, but faded as the game went on en route to a 91-63 loss to South Korea in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Tuesday night at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.The Filipinos stayed in step with the South Koreans as they entered the second quarter knotted at 19, but it was a different story the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentscenter_img MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. South Korea had five players in double-figures led by Kim Danbi’s 19 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch

first_imgView comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Pirates and the Red Lions clash in the first game on Thursday, with the former aiming for an unprecedented 18-0 sweep, while the latter gunning to avenge their lone loss of the season.Also at stake is the top spot, as a San Beda win ties them with Lyceum at 17-1. But for the former to move up to number one, they have to beat the latter by more than five points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut if the Pirates triumph on Thursday, that will turn the playoffs into a stepladder semis, with the Intramuros-based crew earning an outright berth in the best-of-3 Finals.Meanwhile, Arellano (9-9), Letran (9-9), and San Sebastian (8-9) are all making their case for the last semifinal ticket, and after Tuesday’s playdate, the Chiefs and the Knights are tied. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEvery game matters, especially for the last remaining teams  in the playoff chase of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Lyceum (17-0), San Beda (16-1), and Jose Rizal University (11-7) have all clinched their seats in the Final Four, but of the three, only the Heavy Bombers are locked in at the third spot.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene However, it can still be a three-way logjam for the fourth spot if San Sebastian topples Perpetual in the final eliminations game on Thursday, giving them identical 9-9 marks.In that scenario, the Golden Stags will have a bye owing to their superior plus-30 quotient over the two, leaving the Knights (minus-9) and the Chiefs (minus-21) facing off in the first playoff on Friday.The winner of that duel will take on San Sebastian next week with the fourth semifinals seat hanging in the balance.One thing’s for sure, all NCAA teams still in the Final Four race will have their eyes firmly locked in on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong expects Standhardinger to play full season in ABLlast_img read more

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past depleted Spurs

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives around San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had his seventh triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 90-87 on Sunday night.Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, who won their second straight.ADVERTISEMENT Steven Adams added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which won even though No. 2 scorer Paul George had just eight points on 2-for-17 shooting.Dejounte Murray had 17 points and Derrick White added 16 for San Antonio. With a chance to tie it at the end, Brandon Paul missed a 3-pointer and the Thunder rebounded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSpurs starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker sat out. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge rested with a minor knee issue and Parker was “dinged-up.” The Spurs still are waiting for forward Kawhi Leonard’s right quadriceps injury to heal.San Antonio’s Kyle Anderson sprained his left knee with a minute remaining in the third quarter and did not return. Jerami Grant’s 3-pointer as time expired in the first half gave the Thunder a 54-43 advantage. Adams had 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Oklahoma City led even though George went scoreless and Carmelo Anthony managed just three points.San Antonio rallied in the third quarter and cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 76-73 at the end of the period.Westbrook clinched his triple-double on an assist to George for a 3-pointer that gave the Thunder an 87-79 lead. George had made just one of 14 shots before connecting with 4:13 remaining.TIP-INSSpurs: Popovich said reserve forward Rudy Gay was “dinged-up,” so he did not play. … Paul made his first NBA start and was issued a technical foul in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Shots in the dark: Warriors work in Miami with lights out OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Thunder: G Alex Abrines, who is healthy but did not play the previous two games, scored five points in 15:22. … Westbrook had seven points, six assists and five rebounds in the first quarter. … Westbrook shot 2 of 6 on free throws.UP NEXTSpurs: Host the Detroit Pistons on Monday.Thunder: Host the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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