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Pardew denies Bolasie’s move to Everton is imminent

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has denied reports that Yannick Bolasie is on the verge of joining Everton.The 27-year-old former West London Academy pupil, who grew up in the area and played for Hillingdon Borough as a teenager, has been tipped to move to Merseyside in a big-money deal.AdChoices广告Reports suggested the transfer was imminent, but Pardew does not expect it to be finalised before the weekend.He said: “We’ve got nothing concrete to announce today, other than a lot of rumours. There’s nothing that’s going to happen before the weekend.“Yannick is contracted here. He’s a great player and a great person – I love him.“We’ll treat him with the utmost respect in any situation. My conversations with him will stay private.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mariners’ Gonzales struggles with command in spring debut

first_img WATCH US LIVE Written By For Marco Gonzales, better that this game came in his first start of spring training and not opening day at T-Mobile Park.The Seattle Mariners left-hander gave up five runs on three hits and two outs while getting just two outs Monday against the Chicago Cubs.“You go out in the first one, you just want to throw strikes. Timing was a little off and frustrated a little bit by my execution. But for the first time out, I wanted to feel good and have the ball feel good coming out got my hand,” Gonzales said. “So the results are what they are this time of year.”Gonzales, fresh off a four-year, $30 million contract he signed earlier this month, is expected to make his second consecutive opening day start for Seattle next month. At age 28, he’s coming off a 2019 season in which we he went 16-13 with a 3.99 ERA in 34 starts.Gonzales, who will make $1 million in this his third season with the Mariners, set career highs in wins, starts, innings pitched (203) and strikeouts with 147.The 34 starts were tied for the most in the AL with three other pitchers, including Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros. Only one left-handed pitcher in the majors has more starts than the 63 for Gonzales since 2018 — Patrick Corbin of Washington Nationals.Gonzales said the contract sends the message that the Mariners believe in his work ethic and who he is as a person.“For me, I can’t put too much on my shoulders other than just being myself,” he said. “I felt like last year I went about it the right way and just try to control things I can control, and this contract doesn’t change that. It won’t change how I go about that.”Gonzales walked only 56 batters in 2019 and was unhappy about the two he issued Monday.“I don’t try to give any free passes, so the kinks will be ironed out,” he said. “There was some offspeed pitches in there that I wasn’t too happy with, but as far as executing the fastball, I felt that was the best out of every pitch. Obviously room for improvement.”Josh Phegley ended Gonzales’ outing with a three-run homer.Manager Scott Servais said Gonzales wasn’t sharp with his command Monday.“That’s his thing. He had a hard time landing his secondary pitches,” Servais said. “They got a couple of balls up in the air and they took off.”NOTES: The Cubs were without manager David Ross for the third straight day, and Ross has yet to make his managerial debut because of illness. Bench coach Andy Green guided the Cubs against the Mariners. … RHP Taijuan Walker had his scheduled Thursday start pushed back. He pitched live batting practice Monday and will work in another simulated game situation before starting a spring training game, Servais said. Walker, who is in contention to be in the starting rotation, has made one start since mid-April 2018 because of elbow surgery and rehab from it. Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 25th February, 2020 07:51 IST Last Updated: 25th February, 2020 07:51 IST Mariners’ Gonzales Struggles With Command In Spring Debut For Marco Gonzales, better that this game came in his first start of spring training and not opening day at T-Mobile Park. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENTlast_img read more

Beating Pittsburgh Always Sweet for Caps

first_imgIt wasn’t textbook hockey and it certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Washington Capitals found a way to get a win over their archrival Pittsburgh Penguins at the Verizon Center on Wednesday night. Tomas Vokoun turned in a superb goaltending performance stopping 30 shots and Jason Chimera continued to march toward a career high in goals by notching the only tally in a 1-0 Caps victory, his 14th of the year.With so many top players out of the game due to injury (Sidney Crosby, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Jordan Staal, and Kris Letang) combined with the short turnarounds these two teams faced (Caps took the redeye back from LA on Tuesday morning while the Pens played Tuesday night), it was no surprise that the game lacked energy and intensity in the first 40 minutes. The Penguins actually carried much of the play getting 10 more shot attempts and holding a 20-12 advantage in shots on goal. But the only thing that mattered was the scoreboard as Chimera scored after Joel Ward and Jeff Halpern forced Evgeni Malkin into a turnover at the Washington blue line.Under coach Dale Hunter, the Capitals are focused on limiting or even better, eliminating, odd man rushes and although the Penguins had the shots advantage, they didn’t get any odd man breaks. The Caps did, and Chimera was able to go in one on one on Marc Andre-Fleury (19 saves) and he beat him with a quick shot. Washington’s 1-2-2 defense was mostly effective at keeping Pittsburgh to the outside and when the Penguins were able to penetrate it through the first two periods Vokoun was a wall in net.In the third period the Caps found some energy and dominated the first 16 minutes. Alexander Ovechkin (0 points) was all over the ice setting up his teammates for chances and getting some of his own, but Fleury was brilliant to give his club a chance. Even though Pittsburgh basically threw the kitchen sink at the Caps in the final four minutes, the uptick in effort in that final frame was really needed from Hunter’s crew. In the previous two games against the Pens, which saw the teams split one goal contests, Pittsburgh was the more dominant team. So it was imperative for the Capitals to take over at that point, and again, if not for Fleury, Washington wins easily.Still of concern to me though, is the Capitals struggles to find consistency coming out of their own zone. Clearly with #19 out the biggest weakness for Washington is up the middle of the ice. Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, Jeff Halpern, and Mathieu Perreault were tonight’s pivots and in my opinion, none of them are currently first or second line centers. Compounding the center problem is the wingers are making poor decisions with the puck which is leading to too many turnovers. Part of the issue for the defensemen are the forwards are simply not doing the little things to help them get the puck out and going in transition. It is a situation that led to numerous breakdowns out in California and the only way to fix the center/winger problem this year is a trade (or two) by General Manager George McPhee.The Caps are clearly a different team at home and they’ve won seven of their last eight at the Phone Booth, outscoring their opponents 28-13. Fortunately for them they have three more games at the Verizon Center over the next six days with the Lightning on Friday, the Hurricanes Sunday, and the Islanders on Tuesday night. Wednesday night’s win puts the Caps in just eighth place in the Eastern Conference so it is very important that they rack up more points on this stay in DC. The Capitals have struggled mightily on the road and they still have four games scheduled against the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, who look even better this year than last. So it isn’t going to get any easier schedule wise for the Caps after the next three tilts.But for tonight, a win over Pittsburgh has to feel good, no matter how they got it. Good goaltending is the most important thing in hockey and Vokoun seems to be getting into a groove (I don’t put the left coast losses on him, at all). Now they just need to get the entire squad playing like they did for most of Wednesday’s third period on a more consistent basis.Notes: Matt Hendricks only played 7:44 but had one of his better games of the season with a fight win over Craig Adams and a post hit…the Caps won the facefoff battle, 25-20, and Jeff Halpern went 10-2, including several big defensive draws late in the contest…the Penguins didn’t get a power play all night while Washington went 0 for 2 with the man advantage…Malkin was 3-11 on faceoffs…Ovechkin had 4 shots on net and 3 hits…Backstrom was put on IR retroactive to last week.last_img read more

Meteors to start All Africa qualifiers against Benin

first_imgGhana will join at the penultimate stage in the qualifying for the 2011 All Africa Games with the Black Meteors drawn against Benin.The Black Meteors would host the first leg tie of the first round qualifying on 17 April following the draw held on Monday in Cairo, Egypt.The winner of the two-leg tie will face the winner of the Nigeria-Liberia eliminator for the qualification ticket from Zone III to participate at the games to be hosted by Mozambique.One team each will qualify from the seven zones to join hosts Mozambique for the final tournament.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img

USD 353 will be holding special meeting on Monday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — There will be a special USD 353 board meeting on Monday, June 22 in the Central Office board room at 7 p.m.The board will be discussing strategic and board goals, Chromebooks purchase, and personnel from the consent agenda. A non-elected personnel executive session is also scheduled. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Thompson triumphs with level par round

first_imgWe had just a short field today as several of the regulars were down for repair.  Coming back to Caddy Shack II, the count of the cards began and Bill Thompson was declared the winner with 36 points, followed in second place by Larry Emerson with a 35.Sus Ige took care of the snacks and dogs department while Herbie was taken back to the hospital for further repair work.Wednesday winner Bill Thompson, left, with runner up Larry Emerson. PSC golf from The Three Sisters BarWednesday, June 22 was another great day for golfing with a nice breeze and great cloud cover and Pattaya Country Club’s fairways and greens were in good shape. last_img

NBA: Rodney Hood signs 1-year, $3.4M with Cleveland Cavaliers

first_imgAdvertisement 3t7h9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1v4rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8rgij( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1rhWould you ever consider trying this?😱8vkj6Can your students do this? 🌚evmRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed guard Rodney Hood, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today earlier reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, September 10 from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer to Hood on June 29, 2018.Advertisement It’s unclear about what role is Rodney Hood going to play with Cavaliers because with LeBron James gone, there’s at least one spot in the starting lineup up for grabs. If Tyronn Lue moves J.R. Smith to the bench, that creates another. Hood, along with Cedi Osman, would be a leading candidate for both spots.Advertisement Sources said Hood was seeking a contract for more than $9 million per season from the Cavs. For comparison, the Celtics signed restricted free agent Marcus Smart to a four-year, $52 million deal this summer, and the Bulls matched the four-year $78 million offer sheet Zach LaVine signed with the Kings. Earlier he was eligible for $7 million per year contract, but he left that deal and has signed with cavs back again with $3.4Million offer.During his first season in Cleveland, Hood averaged 10.8 points in 21 regular-season appearances (11 starts). News of Hood’s agreement arrives one day after the Cavs signed free-agent guard David Nwaba to a one-year deal.He owns career averages of 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.5 minutes per game over 248 total contests (178 starts). He has appeared in the playoffs in two seasons, averaging 6.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game over 28 postseason contests (one start) with Utah and Cleveland.Also Read-NBA: Brian Bowen to play Basketball professionally in Australia   Advertisementlast_img read more

Veteran’s journey just beginning

first_imgBy CAM LUCADOU-WELLS SELF-described ‘young veteran’ Lance-Corporal Scott May will think beyond Gallipoli this Anzac Day. The Pakenham physiotherapist will…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Law-breaking motorists busted

first_imgA police road operation has busted unsuspecting motorists breaking the law. Cardinia police officers scanned 1750 vehicles during four hours…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, United States’ Kemba Walker is shown during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against Spain in Anaheim, Calif. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup. So these Team USA practices have been a get-to-know-you bonus of sorts for new Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball.Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her And Walker feels like he has the personality to fit in with anyone.“It goes hand in hand and for me I’m all about the camaraderie, all about the togetherness,” Walker said. “I’ve always felt that your off the court relationships translate on the court. I’ve always felt that way, I’ve always been big on that way so that’s why I’m trying my best to get acclimated to those guys as best I can.”The games against Australia — the teams will meet again in Melbourne on Saturday — even get the Celtics a chance to face some former Celtics. Aron Baynes, a key player for Boston over the last two seasons before getting traded to Phoenix on draft night, is expected to be in the lineup for the Aussies.“I played with Aron Baynes for two years with the Celtics and he was one of my favorite guys to play with, favorite people,” Tatum said. “So I’m excited to play against him, for a change.”There will be other familiar ties during the U.S.-Australia games.Among them: U.S. guard Donovan Mitchell and Australia guard Joe Ingles are teammates with the Utah Jazz, Australian center Andrew Bogut has been coached by U.S. assistant Steve Kerr when they’re together with Golden State, and U.S. coach Gregg Popovich will likely be seeing one of his longtime San Antonio players Patty Mills in uniform for the Australians.Popovich sees these games as serious tests for the Americans.“They are one of the teams that can win the whole thing, without a doubt,” Popovich said when asked about Australia’s World Cup chances. “I’m not saying that because I’m here. It’s just a fact.”The Americans are taking these games seriously. Time is running out to get ready for their Sept. 1 World Cup opener in Shanghai against the Czech Republic, and Walker knows there’s much left to be done.That’s why, he said, the focus is on the USA — not Boston, yet. Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Para-rower dies after boat capsizes at world championships BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake “Right now, we are just focused on getting our stuff down pat, the things we work on in practice, our plays, our defensive schemes, rotations, things like that,” Walker said. “We’re trying to clean those things up. Of course, we want to win. Both teams want to win. We’ll go out there and battle as much as we can, but the main goal right now is to get better game-by-game, day-by-day, practice-by-practice, leading up to China.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery MOST READ ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the Fiba World Cup. So these Team USA practices have been a get-to-know-you bonus of sorts for new Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart.“It’s pretty cool,” Brown said. “It’s a blessing, of course. I take it very seriously to be able to represent not only your family and Boston but the country. We take it serious, and we come to play basketball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWalker, Tatum and Brown seem like locks to make the final U.S. roster. Smart is perhaps a question mark only because of a strained calf that he’s been dealing with since the first week of training camp in Las Vegas earlier this month. He’s expected to play Thursday when the Americans play a pre-World Cup exhibition against Australia in Melbourne — with a crowd of about 50,000 expected.The U.S.-Australia game is at Marvel Stadium, the third-biggest stadium in the Australian Football League. Ed Sheeran packed a total of more than a quarter-million people in there for a series of four concerts last year, about 45,000 fans were there for a FIFA World Cup qualifier in 2013 and now another massive crowd is coming for a Fiba World Cup warmup. LATEST STORIES Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? “This definitely will be the most amount of people I’ve ever played in front of,” Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton said. “So I’m excited about it.”For the Celtics, getting this time together before training camp in October is a clear perk — especially since Walker, who will take over for Kyrie Irving at point guard in Boston, could obviously benefit from extra time around his new teammates who all just happen to be very big parts of Celtics coach Brad Stevens’ game plans on a nightly basis.But when USA is across their chest, they’re not thinking about what’ll be happening in Boston.“I was already coming, regardless,” Walker said. “Before I even signed with the Celtics, I was already committed to this.”The non-Celtics teammates have made a bit of a running joke about Boston bonds being formed in USA camp, talking about how when they see multiple Celtics together they immediately send someone over to break them up. The reality, of course, is that Brown, Tatum and Smart were close already.ADVERTISEMENT OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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