STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

first_img0 38% Kent Desormeaux38 56% 5 11 Andrew Lerner9 22% 6 Ruben Fuentes77 7 Joseph Talamo72 26% 10 $312,910 $759,957 9 Flavien Prat62 13 ON-LINE PROVIDER XBTV EARNS TWO TELLY AWARDS Rafael Bejarano80 10 $376,339 21% TrainerMts 10 Martin Garcia37 56% $728,498 17% 18 13 Tiago Pereira80 7 56% JockeyMts 2 10 $183,014 4 29% 0 $515,702 16% 12 55% 2nd 15% 14 3 45% 11 EURTON SEEKS GAMELY UPSET, STATUS WITH AHIMSA 12 6 5 JACKPOT IS $673,893 AT THE END OF RAINBOW PICK SIX $554,296 12 7 Win% $441,692 4 $551,171 29% 10 47% 1st Drayden Van Dyke59 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 15 30% Philip D’Amato43 8 $405,230center_img $778,499 2 55% 8 $801,015 10 16% 8 Money Won 8 9 1st 65% 30% 2nd 14 4 Edwin Maldonado47 Mark Glatt47 43% J. Keith Desormeaux20 10 19% 3 51% $423,405 8 3rd SUMMERTIME OAKS ROUTE COULD AID SNEAKING OUT $402,358 $616,892 John Sadler34 3 23% 63% 8 65% $563,175 18 16% 2 ITM% 13 6 ITM% Victor Espinoza33 Richard Baltas42 (Current  from April 12 through Friday, May 24) 21% 54% McCARTHY STATES GRADE I CASE FOR SURGING OHIO Money Won 15 8 BARGAIN CLAIM OHIO FACES TOUGHER IN SHOEMAKERA Grade I is a Grade I is a Grade I, and although Ohio captured the Grade I FrankE. Kilroe Mile by a desperate nose on March 30, trainer Michael McCarthy takes little if anything for granted when the bargain claim runs in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on Monday.“Obviously, he’s in a little deeper water in the Shoemaker,” McCarthy allowed, speaking of the eight-year-old gelded son of Elusive Quality who was haltered for $50,000 last June and has earned $351,920 since. “But you can’t fault the horse.“I’m looking forward to leading him over there . . . It seems like he’s training just as well as he had before the Kilroe.”The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race run in the U.S. this year, providing the winner with a fees-paid berth to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Mile to be run here at Santa Anita.It also is one of three attractive Grade I races offering a total of $1.5 million in purses on Memorial Day, the others being the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Gamely.The Shoemaker is race nine of 10 with a 1 p.m. first post time: Ohio, Ruben Fuentes, 6-1; Sharp Samurai, John Velazquez, 4-1; Le Ken, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; River Boyne, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Catapult, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; Bolo, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Desert Stone, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; Delta Prince, Joel Rosario, 5-2; and Bowies Hero, Irad Ortiz Jr., 8-1.The Gold Cup, race eight: Blitzkrieg, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Mongolian Groom, Martin Garcia, 20-1; Higher Power, Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1; Lone Sailor, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Gift Box, Joel Rosario, 8-5; Core Beliefs, Florent Geroux, 4-1; and Vino Rosso, John Velazquez, 5-2.The Gamely, which goes as race seven: Rymska, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-2; Ollie’s Candy, Joel Rosario, 4-1; Meal Ticket, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Vasilika, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Ahimsa, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Streak of Luck, Mike Smith, 15-1; Elysea’s World, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and$10,000 supplemental nominee Causeforcommotion, Geovanni Franco, 8-1.EURTON SEEKS GRADE I BLACK TYPE IN GAMELYAhimsa steps up from a 3 ¼-length triumph against softer competition April 14 to Monday’s Grade I Gamely Stakes. Peter Eurton looks forward to the opportunity.‘We’re looking to get some (black) type in a Grade I,” the trainer said. “She’s doing very well and she won easily the other day. Of course, she had everything her own way (leading throughout) but was impressive enough for us to enter.”Eurton also has Core Beliefs entered in Monday’s Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The four-year-old Quality Road colt owned by Gary Broad won the Grade II New Orleans Handicap at 9-1 March 23 under Florent Geroux, who is back aboard in the Gold Cup.“We’re giving him a good 60 days since that race,” pointed out Eurton, who sent out Core Beliefs to win the New Orleans Handicap after a six-month absence. “He’ll be going a mile and a quarter, which I think is right up his alley . . . He deserves the chance.”SNEAKING OUT STRETCHES OUT IN SUMMERTIME OAKSSneaking Out moves from seven furlongs to a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks. Jerry Hollendorfer fancies her chances in the $200,000 race.A bay California-bred daughter by the Indian Charlie stallion Indian Evening, Sneaking Out crossed the wire three-quarters of a length in front in the restricted Angels Flight at seven furlongs on May 4 but was disqualified to second for a bumping incident in late stretch.“In the race she got disqualified, it looked like she was trying to draw off a little, so we think the extra distance might help her,” the Hall of Fame trainer said.The Summertime Oaks: My Majestic Rose, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Bizwhacks, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Sneaking Out, Drayden Van Dyke, 2-1; Colonial Creed, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; and Flor de La Mar, Mike Smith, 5-2.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER IS $673,893For the 20th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $673,893 into Saturday.With $160,443 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s Jackpot pool reached $797,606 and although there was one “live” Single Ticket Jackpot ticket represented by number five, Forbidden Command, in Friday’s eighth and final race, she never threatened and finished last.As a result, there were 10 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $8,579.Saturday’s Rainbow Six begins with race five with approximate post time 3:03 p.m. PT.XBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDSXBTV, The Stronach Group’s premier digital on-line content provider, was awarded two 2019 Telly Awards in an announcement earlier this week. XBTV joined a diverse range of winners, from established traditional to on-line network winners, including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS / Viacom, A&E, PBS and HBO. This year marks the Telly Awards’ 40thanniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens.XBTV won a Silver Telly for “A Candid Conversation with Victor Espinoza (Part 1)” in the category of Online General – Sports. In the piece, XBTV reporter Zoe Cadman and the Triple Crown-winning jockey discussed the accident that left him with a broken neck and his riding career at a crossroads.XBTV won a Bronze Telly for a 30 promo for the website’s coverage of “Morning Workouts” in the category of Promotional Video General – Sports. These were the second Silver and sixth Bronze Telly Awards bestowed on XBTV since 2016.Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video and television made for all screens. The more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council, an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Pretty Point works 4 furlongs. (Gallagher) 5-24-19Kazan works 5 furlongs. (Baltas) 5-24-19Juggles worked 5 furlongs. (O’Neill) 5-24-19Bella Luma works 4 furlongs. (Koriner) 5-24-19Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park Starting May 25th, 2019Polity worked 5 furlongs (Hofmans) 5-22-19Nevermissesabeat worked 4 furlongs (Gaines) 5-22-19Withholding Info worked 5 furlongs (Baffert) 5-22-19Golden Goddess worked 3 furlongs (Sherlock) 5-22-19Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19FINISH LINES: Congratulations to the connections of Kittyhawk Lass on winning Friday’s first race, a maiden event for fillies and mares at the $50,000 claiming level. The winning owners were former trainer Mark Tsagalakis and partner Terry Nichols, who race as Endeavor Farm. “They started that farm in Lexington,” said Mike Puype, who trains the three-year-old filly, winner by a half-length at a $7.80 payoff. The winner’s share of the $42,000 purse was $25,200. “I don’t know how it works out in ownership, but the farm is near Three Chimneys, and it’s beautiful–super-nice, big-time stuff. I’d say it’s very close to 200 acres.” . . . Calling all canines as adorable Corgis will compete during the first annual SoCal Corgi Nationals Sunday at Santa Anita. For more info, visit socalcorgibeachday.com. . . . Monday is Dollar Day, with soda and beer on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2. 3rd Jerry Hollendorfer28 46% Win% 8 8 2 Doug O’Neill60 25% 6 $609,927 40% 68% 48% 14 53% 15% $137,171last_img read more

Kings for a day: minutes of glory

first_imgIto, to the right of Fernando Hierro, in training with the Selection.SVEN NACKSTRAND (EPA) At the time both were considered official, but 27 years later, in 1954, the Federation considered that the match against the Portuguese would become part of those classified as Selection B and since then only the one contested in Italy is counted as a match of the absolute , with the consequent damage to all the footballers who had played in what would eventually become known as the Metropolitan stadium. Seven men debuted that day and as in some cases they were not re-selected, their name is not on the official list.(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvp2DsMgh-Q (/ embed) Ito was the first. Against Russia in Granada. Camacho’s first game as coach. Friendly. 9-23-1998. “I entered in the 86th or 87th minute. Raúl told me to enjoy it and to be myself. Sergi had been sent off in the first half and we were with 10. Camacho and Carcelén told me to control in the middle. The truth is that I touched several balls. Balls always pass through the midfielder position. That season I had arrived at Betis and I was surprised by the call because we had a turbulent summer at the club. There was talk of revolution with the arrival of the new coach. It was impressive. The Almendralejo City Council put a bus for my relatives and those in town who wanted to go. Zamora and Acuña pose together before a National Team match. Acuña, goalkeeper for 15 minutesEspecially striking is the case of Juan Acuña, Deportivo goalkeeper between, from 1939 to 1955, whom Ricardo Zamora himself considered his natural replacement. In four seasons he was the least goalscored goalkeeper in the League and yet he only played one game and not even complete. It was at Mestalla, 12-28-1941, against Switzerland (3-2). He entered in the 75th minute replacing Martorell. He was then called up for three more games without playing, before being called up for the 1950 World Cup. It did not open in Brazil. Ignacio Eizaguirre and Ramallets blocked his path. Siverio, 75 ‘end and 15′ goalkeeperAmong the handful of footballers who have only worn the National Team jersey in one game is Silverio Izaguirre Sorzabalbere, (08/31/1897 – 11/18/1935), left winger of Real Sociedad, who is part of the team that plays the Antwerp Olympics. Silveiro is not a starter in the first three games, but he has his chance in the fourth, against Italy (2-9-1920). Ito, with 6, lifts the cup of the European Under-21 Championship after Spain’s victory over Greece 1-0 in the Bucharest final. Marcos Vales also won that title.OLEG POPOV (REUTERS) Silverio, the last on the right, wearing a beret, poses with the Spanish expedition in Antwerp. It does not matter that almost 22 years have passed since that, both Ito and Marcos Valés, in addition to keeping the souvenir shirts, have those exciting moments well in mind. Nothing better than reading his chronicle of events. By Sergio Ramos’ 170 international matches or the hundred to which only 13 players have had the privilege of reaching in these 100 years of life, have their counterpoint in those who have only once worn the National Team jersey. Internationals for a day. In some very particular cases, no more than five minutes. An honor that those interested have well engraved in their respective memories and that they value in their fair measure. About a quarter of the footballers who have played for Spain only met that first time. Almost two hundred. The exact number varies depending on the sources and the documentation that is collated. On May 29, 1927, the National Team played two friendlies on the same day. One against Italy in Bologna (1-0) and the other against Portugal in Madrid, at the Stadium (2-0). Illustrious of a single dayA review of the long list of players, almost 200, with a single international match presents us with contradictory situations. Men established in their clubs and with a long history did not have their place in the National Team. Aji are the cases of Miera, De Felipe and Serena, European champions with Real Madrid; or Lopetegui himself, who replaced Zubizarreta in the 26th minute of a friendly against Croatia before the 94 World Cup, to which he went as the third goalkeeper without playing.Ernesto Valverde is also a man of a single encounter. Against Iceland, on October 10, 1990, qualifying for Euro 92. Luis Suárez was the coach and played 20 minutes. Entered by Carlos.Manchón (Barcelona), Santos (Zaragoza), Landáburu (Barcelona and Atlético), Diego Rodríguez (Betis-Sevilla), Ricardo Arias (Valencia) … are also part of the club’s debut and farewell on the same day. Once the circumstance has been commented, among the footballers with a single participation are important names with a generous and remarkable career in their respective clubs, but for different reasons they only had that first and last time. It was a friendly but we won 1-0 with a goal from Alkiza. I played with ‘12’, the one they left me and delighted in life. Then he called me up for the next match in Israel, but I didn’t play. And they didn’t call me again. I was a little victim of the reality of my team. We were almost last. All year long fighting not to descend with three coaches. Over time I met Camacho in Ibiza and he told me that he wanted to call me but that the situation did not occur. A pity that I could not take advantage of that moment, but those little minutes are no longer taken from me by anyone. ” Standing, and from left to right, pose Lemmel (masseuse), Carulla, Óscar, Eizaguirre, Perelló, Moraleda, Molina, Polo and Pedro Regueiro. On his knees, and in the same order, Alfonso Martínez (substitute goalkeeper), Garrobé, Gonzalo, Matías, Pablito Calvo and Sagi Barba. The eleven that defeats Portugal at the Madrid Metropolitan Stadium. Marcos Vales appeared out of nowhere. He had not been called up for the match against Russia, but appeared in the next. Gallego de La Coruña played that season at Zaragoza. Camacho explained his call. “He is playing well and can contribute many things both in the band and in the center.”The interested party passes balance. “I entered at the last minute. The game was not closed, we won only 2-1 and it is appreciated that even if it was for a few minutes, the coach trusted me. Another in his place would have gotten a more veteran player, but I think he wanted him to debut. I don’t remember what Raúl told me, he wished me luck. I remember that the day before we were able to do some tourism and they explained to us how people lived in that country. There were a lot of police and Army near us. From the stadium I have the image of not being very full. There was no atmosphere. Much silence.I can’t complain about just playing four or five minutes. Many professionals with a career longer than mine, including captains in their teams, have not had that opportunity to play even for a day with the national team. Also playing in Zaragoza you do not have as many opportunities as in Madrid or Barça. I keep the shirt. It was 16 ”. Almost five decades later there is another curious case with a double protagonist: Antonio Álvarez Pérez, Ito and Marcos Vales. Both can perfectly be two of the players with the fewest minutes played in that one time they were international. His casuistry has many points in common. They were both midfielders and were proclaimed European champions that summer with the U21s. Both debuted with Camacho as coach in two consecutive games, Russia and Israel, with a three-week interval, and both replaced Raúl in the last five minutes. A luxury cicerone to welcome them to the Selection. After 78 minutes, Ricardo Zamora was sent off for slapping an opponent, the Italian-Argentine Badini, who had previously kicked him in the knee. The goalkeeper was fed up with the innings made by the Italian forwards and he reacted badly. I was 19 years old. Expelled. Moments of tension. Who gets in the goal? The contingency is not foreseen. And there the Donostiarra appears from the band to accept the challenge.He acts almost a quarter of an hour as a goalkeeper with the same Zamora jersey and keeps his door to zero and even according to some chronicles he performs a good intervention. The expelled goalkeeper did not leave him alone in the face of danger. Until the end of the game he stood by the goal to advise his partner.Sesúmaga’s two goals, the second just before the aforementioned set, give the pass to Spain, who would play the silver medal against the Netherlands in the next match. Silveiro would no longer play. Neither in Antwerp nor later. In his only meeting with La Roja he fulfilled a double mission: extreme-goalkeeper. It has never happened again.last_img read more

PBA: Meralco routs Blackwater

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ PBA IMAGESMeralco got it going early on both ends en route to a 107-78 whipping of Blackwater in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Baser Amer scored a team-high 20 points on top of eight assists while Allen Durham had 18 points and 21 rebounds for the Bolts, who zoomed to a 32-15 lead after the first 12 minutes and never relented.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 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 respite View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “It was exactly the kind of start we’re hoping for. We came out pretty strong defensively,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black. “We were able to pick up some stops in the first quarter and our offense started to click.”Minus the injured Art dela Cruz and Mac Belo, who is with Gilas Pilipinas for the Jones Cup in Taipei, the Elite couldn’t draw enough offensive support from their locals to back up their import Trevis Simpson.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’Simpson had game-high 25 points on 9-of-21 shooting from the field to go along with eight rebounds. Bam Gamalinda was Blackwater’s next best scorer with 10 points.The Elite fired blanks from downtown, missing all of their 13 attempts. They shot just 35% from the field and were out-rebounded, 64-46. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Standhardinger says relationship with Chot now at a higher level The Bolts shot 48% thanks to their good ball movement that led to 27 assists.Garvo Lanete added 15 points, all of which came from long range for Meralco, which nailed 11 3-pointers.The Bolts stretched their lead to as high as 39, 93-54, early in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Govt to identify new Ombudsman by month end

first_imgThe Office of the Ombudsman is expected to be filled soon. State Minister Joseph Harmon has revealed that Government will be making an announcement to this effect by the end of April.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon“We’re still in the process of identifying that person, and we believe that by the end of April we will be in a position to make that announcement,” Harmon told reporters at last week’s post-Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency.This pronouncement by the State Minister comes months after he had said that Government would have appointed a new Ombudsman within the first quarter of 2017. At the time, he had noted that the appointment requires “careful consideration” and consultations with the Opposition Leader, in accordance with the law.The late Justice Winston Moore was Guyana’s last Ombudsman“I can say to you that, in fact, we are looking at several persons: which ones we have basically decided on, what are the names of the persons we are likely to put up; but we would have to discuss that with the Leader of the Opposition, and to get his ‘buy in’ on it,” Harmon had stated.The last Ombudsman, Justice Winston Moore, died in September 2016.  He had been appointed to the position in January 2014. The ombudsman’s office is an independent, impartial body providing free services in investigating complaints that haven’t been solved by an organisation or public body against which the complaint is directed. The role of the ombudsman is also to investigate complaints of cases that have been handled badly or unfairly by another agency, thereby making someone suffer as a result.Minister Harmon told reporters on Thursday last that Government is also looking to fill the chairmanship of the Police Complaints Authority. It was revealed back in January that outgoing Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), Justice Cecil Kennard, had been asked to step down from the post because of his age. While his termination letter was dated December 31, 2016, Justice Kennard had requested, and was given, additional time on the job to wrap up his unfinished work. He is expected to officially step down by this month end.Minister Harmon has further outlined that Government wants to fill several other public service posts that are vacant, including that of the Public Service Appellate Tribunal, which he noted has been languishing for many years under the previous administration.Outgoing Chairman of Police Complaints Authority (PCA), Justice Cecil Kennard“We’re looking to ensure that that body is also activated, because in the absence of that, public servants who want to challenge their dismissals and so on have to engage in the expensive process of going to the High Court, and in many cases, the system does not produce the kind of results that they are looking for in a very timely manner,” he noted.The State Minister noted that these and other appointments are on the front burner of the current administration, and all these issues are expected to be addressed very shortly.last_img read more

Borussia sorry after fans insult female referee

first_img0Shares0000Referee Bibiana Steinhaus, pictured during a 2017 match, was insulted by Hertha Berlin fans © AFP/File / Tobias SCHWARZBERLIN, Germany, Apr 9 – Borussia Moenchengladbach have offered their apologies to the Bundesliga’s only female referee Bibiana Steinhaus after a group of their fans called her a ‘whore’ during a league game with Hertha Berlin.Gladbach beat Hertha 2-1 on Saturday thanks to rapid-fire goals by Thorgan Hazard after the video assistant referee (VAR) twice intervened. With the hosts 1-0 down, Steinhaus ruled out a 54th minute goal by Gladbach winger Patrick Herrmann when the VAR spotted an offside in the build-up.And the 39-year-old awarded a penalty, following a foul by Hertha defender Marvin Lustenberger on Borussia’s Nico Elvedi, only after a long delay consulting with the VAR.Her decisions incensed some home fans, who insulted Steinhaus, and Gladbach’s director of sport Max Eberl made a public apology.“As a club, we have to apologise to Mrs Steinhaus,” Eberl told broadcaster ZDF.“She is an excellent referee and such nonsense has no place on a football field.”Steinhaus, who made history by becoming the first female referee in a top league last year, said she was unaware of the insults.“I did not hear that at all. My focus and concentration were totally on the action on the pitch,” she told German daily Bild.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

PSG want Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri to replace Unai Emery

first_img1 Massimiliano Allegri Paris Saint-Germain want to make Massimiliano Allegri their new manager after Arsenal snubbed the Juventus boss.The Gunners had been linked with appointing Allegri this summer as doubts grew over the future of Arsene Wenger.In the end, however, Arsenal opted to give Wenger a new two-year deal instead of swooping for Allegri.But now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Juve boss could be on the move anyway as PSG have made an offer to bring him to the French capital.The French giants endured a disappointing season during Unai Emery’s first year in charge, finishing second in Ligue 1 to champions Monaco, and they are reportedly ready to axe him for Allegri.It is claimed PSG would be willing to pay the Italian £8.7m-a-year to tempt him into leaving Turin.Juventus, for their part, are still hoping Allegri will stay and general manager Beppe Marotta will meet him for talks on Wednesday over a new deal.last_img read more

Arsenal flop approves a move to Fiorentina

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST LIVING THE DREAM targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? However, the Spaniard has had a miserable time in England since then and he was loaned back to Depor last season.Perez is keen to leave Arsenal this summer, either on loan or permanently, and he has agreed to join Fiorentina.The striker has reportedly held talks with the Italian club and he has provisionally agreed personal terms with them.Fiorentina are now set for showdown talks with Arsenal and a permanent deal is on the cards if a £7million fee can be agreed. Arsenal flop Lucas Perez is set to leave the club permanently this summer. TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED Latest Transfer News Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on three-way race 1 targets Arsenal flop Lucas Perez has approved a move to Fiorentina, according to Sky Italia.The 29-year-old joined the Gunners two years ago from Deportivo La Coruna in deal worth £17.1million. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

Tottenham could allow defender to move on loan

first_img Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa gameday cracker punished no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The defender made his international debut for America in 2017 ALTERED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures TOTTENHAM NEWS Carter-Vickers, left, has experience of the Championship already Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card possible standings REVEALED 2 REVEALED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 2 Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers could be sent on loan to Swansea City for the rest of the season.The 20-year-old America international will not be in manager Mauricio Pochettino’s squad and the club are happy to let him move to Wales to be part of Graham Potter’s Championship side.The Swans are in desperate need of new defenders having sold Alfie Mawson to Fulham and Federico Fernandez to Newcastle in the window.Carter-Vickers, who came through the youth academy at White Hart Lane, has spent time on loan at Sheffield United and Ipswich already. targets “Last year was massive for me, on the pitch and off the pitch,” he said during Spurs’ pre-season about his time away from north London. “Moving away from home and stuff like that, it builds your character and helps you grow up a bit.“Playing week in, week out, it builds you as a player and as a person. Mentally and physically, it’s demanding.“I played a lot of games in the Championship, which is a hard league. I definitely feel like, [coming into] this pre-season, I’ve improved. I definitely feel more confident out there.Carter-Vickers is due to join this week, according to SunSport, with Swansea facing Leeds United on Tuesday and picking from just two fit centre backs.Born and raised in Southend, Essex, the young centre-back qualified to play for the USA through his father, Howard, a former basketball player and Carter-Vickers made his debut for the senior team in 2017 against Portugal.last_img read more

DONEGAL’S MOST IMPORTANT OAK WOOD GETS A MAKEOVER

first_imgTHEY are Donegal’s most important and ancient oak woods, and now the forest at Ballyarr is getting a makeover.The woodlands near Ramelton are specially protected under national and European laws.But visitors to the 30-hectare site have often been put off by the deep muddy paths around the forest. Now however the National Parks and Wildlife Service are laying new paths and carrying out new conservation work there.The move has been welcomed by local TD Joe McHugh who had lobbied for the upgrade.“Ballyarr Wood is not just important from a conservation point of view in Donegal but is recognised nationally as one of the country’s finest oak woods,” said Deputy McHugh.“I know it means a great deal to people in the area who use it often and I’m delighted this work is now underway to make it more accessible.”  DONEGAL’S MOST IMPORTANT OAK WOOD GETS A MAKEOVER was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more