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Alexis Sanchez snubs Manchester United team-mates after Inter Milan loan

first_imgAdvertisement Sanchez has seemingly cut his ties with United (Picture: Getty Images)Alexis Sanchez has reportedly cut all ties with his Manchester United team-mates after his loan move to Serie A.The Chile international endured a torrid time at Old Trafford after moving from Arsenal and his United hell was brought to an end by Inter Milan who signed him this summer.Sanchez, 30, was always viewed as a bit of a loner in Manchester but his team-mates have noticed his apparent vow of silence in the team’s Whatsapp group.While fellow Serie A loanee Chris Smalling – who joined Roma in the summer – has been active in engaging with his team-mates back in the UK, Sanchez has given them all the cold shoulder, according to The Sun.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA source told The Sun: ‘It’s as if he was never here.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 7:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Chris Smalling has been active in the Whatsapp group (Picture: Getty)Sanchez scored on his first start for his new club in a 3-1 win over Sampdoria at the weekend but was later sent off. However, he is available to face former side Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek.Inter, managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, have made a perfect start to the season, winning all six of their opening games.They will face defending champions Juventus next weekend, with Sanchez missing out through suspension.Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku’s summer departures to Inter Milan have left United rather short of attacking options.They are 13 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool heading into Monday night’s clash with Arsenal and could be forced to start 17-year-old Mason Greenwood due to an injury crisis.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWho will win at Old Trafford?Manchester United0%Arsenal 0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Alexis Sanchez snubs Manchester United team-mates after Inter Milan loan Advertisementlast_img read more

Gandrud Chevrolet Red, White & Blue Series finale August 9 at 141 Speedway

first_imgFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (Aug. 4) – Saturday, August 9 marks the final race in the Gandrud Chevrolet Red, White & Blue Series at 141 Speedway.The series will award over $10,000 in contingencies to the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, along with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Regional, Allstar Performance State and track points.In addition to contingencies from Arneson Shock Service, BSB Manufacturing, Fast Shafts and Manitowoc Motor and Machine, the series champion will receive a GM 604 Crate Engine courtesy of Gandrud Chevrolet. All three of the $1,000-to-win Gandrud Chevrolet Red, White & Blue Series races are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifiers. Urbana, Iowa hotshoe Darin Duffy is the current series point leader with New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore trailing by just two points going into the final event. Sean Jerovetz of Suamico is seven points back in third and Denmark’s Tim Czarneski is tied with Brad Lautenbach of New Franken nine points back to round out the top five. As part of the regular weekly racing action at 141 Speedway, the Modifieds will be joined on track by IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Street Stocks, Grand Nationals and Sport-4s. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6.For further information, visit 141speedway.com. Like the 141 Speedway Facebook page and follow 141 on Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Klopp speaks on Messi signing for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he will be interested in adding FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi to his 2019/2020 English Premier League-winning squad if the conditions are right.Klopp said there was no chance it would happen because of the astronomical amount of money involved. Messi stunned world football earlier this week when he expressed his desire to leave FC Barcelona after nearly two decades with the Catalan club.When asked if he would like to bring the Argentine forward to Anfield, Klopp said: “Interest?“Yeah.“Who doesn’t want Messi in their team?“But the numbers are absolutely not for us. “We don’t even start thinking about it.“No chance!“But… good player.”A study by French newspaper L’Equipe earlier this year said Messi earns 8.2 million euros per month from Barca.This is way more than Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris St-Germain striker Neymar, who earn 4.5 million and 3 million euros respectively. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who finished 18 points behind champions Liverpool last season, appear to be the favourites to sign the six-times world player of the year.The Argentine has won every major title with FC Barcelona.Some of Messi’s best moments on the Camp Nou pitch came under the guidance of former Barca coach Guardiola.“It will make it even more difficult to beat them (Manchester City), which was already very difficult,” Klopp told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield clash with English FA Cup winners Arsenal at Wembley.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Suarez agrees Atletico terms “For the Premier League, it will be great having the best player in the world in the league.I’m not sure the Premier League needs a boost but it will be.“It will be interesting too because Messi has never played in another league apart from Spain.“I will like to see it, but I’m not sure if I will.”Both sets of players (from Liverpool and Arsenal) will take a knee at Wembley in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign, which has again been in the news.This is after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, US on Sunday, an incident that has provoked widespread protests in sports across the country.“I’ve followed it in the US, racism, Black Lives Matter, all these things, dealing with it all will stay with us for a long time,” Klopp said.“As long as people don’t really get or understand it, we have to mention equality.”Klopp confirmed centre-back Virgil van Dijk is fit to face Arsenal after recovering from a head injury sustained during Liverpool’s pre-season friendly with RB Salzburg.“He looks not good because he has a cut there, but apart from that it should be fine,” Klopp added.Jordan Henderson is also set to play, but Trent Alexander-Arnold may miss out because of injury.“Trent’s very close but we have to make a decision about him tomorrow (Saturday),” Klopp said.With the transfer window open until October, Klopp said Liverpool would “look constantly for improvement”, but he is satisfied with the size of his squad.“We will see how much we can and want to spend,” he said.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArsenalBarcelonaJurgen KloppLionel MessiLiverpoolManchester UnitedNeymarPep Guardiolalast_img read more

United to get guard of honour – Wenger

first_img Press Association Former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie can expect a hot reception in north London, where passions still run high among some supporters over the manner in which the Holland forward left last summer in a £24million move. There have been suggestions those disgruntled fans will turn their backs in protest when the teams come out from the tunnel. But Wenger said: “When you work somewhere abroad, you have to respect the culture of the country. That is part of the tradition of English football and I want that to be respected,” Arsene Wenger said there was never a possibility of Arsenal refusing to hold a guard of honour for new Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.center_img The Frenchman hopes Van Persie’s return will not overshadow the importance of his side producing the required result as they look to close in on a top-four Barclays Premier League finish which would secure Champions League qualification. “I am looking forward to our performance on Sunday more than anything else. You focus on your own team and it’s an interesting opportunity for us to achieve something special on Sunday. We want to take this opportunity,” he said. “We respect Robin van Persie like every other player who has left us and came back to the Emirates. “I want the player to be respected like everybody else. I always said that for every single player who left, even some of them in much more controversy than Robin van Persie.” With United having already secured the title, there have been suggestions Arsenal’s job has been made somewhat less taxing. Wenger, though, insisted his men must not focus on any perceived weakness of the opposition.He said: “They can relax, but it’s very difficult to know that. “What we know is that no matter in what state Man United will be, we will need a great performance to beat them and that’s what we want to focus on.” last_img read more

WAGA Lights up Abidjan with Corporate Golf

first_img“ Golf is a big catalyst for business integration globally and WAGA among other things want to help players explore the potentials in different regions across our catchment space to grow. Again, these are golfers and forging partnerships among golf clubs and federations apart from businesses that will eventually spike golfing activities across the region“This edition happening in Abdijan has been very reward, so many local African brands have been eager to register their presence through this platform,” he added.The event is a team event where each is registered by the sponsoring brand’s name.Over 60 players from nine countries are taking part in this inaugural edition with prizes to be won including a holiday package for the team winner in Madagascar’s capital city Antananarivo while runner up and third placed teams head for Lagos in Nigeria and Abidjan in Ivory Coast respectively.According to Edinomo,“these holiday packages are drawn to help expose the golf tourism potentials of those destinations and we are hoping that one of the core of objective that WAGA was set up is being realized by giving exposure the unique golf destinations on the continent and west Africa in particular.”The event would be concluded with prize giving dinner at the club house on Sunday April 1, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The West Africa Amateur Golf Association (WAGA) will friday tee-off its premium amateur golf event World Business Link-Africa, at the Ivoire Golf Club in Abdijan, Ivory Coast.The event that holds the promise of regional business and social integration and players from all the golf communities in the region are billed to participate in the two days affair.Secretary General of WAGA, Abel Edinomo, said yesterday that the body believes that the event will contribute immensely to forging stronger partnership between the different communities across the region and more importantly help boost business relationshipslast_img read more

Mason City police officer injured during foot pursuit

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City police officer was injured as part of a foot pursuit this week of a wanted man.Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says on Monday afternoon at about 4:30, two officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at 824 North Federal, and as they were leaving, a vehicle pulled in. Brinkley says a passenger, 21-year-old Joshua Teeter of Mason City, who was wanted on a probation violation, attempted to flee on foot.When one of the officers encountered Teeter near a building, Teeter surrendered, but the officer was unable to avoid making physical contact with Teeter, and when he did, he also made contact with the building. The unnamed officer suffered a broken bone in his elbow and was taken to the emergency room at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center to be treated, but he’ll be off duty for several weeks while recovering.Teeter was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail and booked for interference with official acts causing bodily injury, interference with official acts causing serious injury, and for his warrant on a probation violation. He’s being held on a total of $17,000 bond.last_img read more

Oh Mo! Farah gets golden send-off from press

first_img“That he failed, beaten finally, for the first time at a major championships since 2011, by Muktar Edris of Ethiopia, stripped nothing from the legend.”The Sun on Sunday, never one to miss out on an eye-catching pun, perhaps unkindly went with “Slow Mo”.However, Farah — who has had a tense relationship with large sections of the British media over the questions raised by his loyalty to controversial United States-based coach Alberto Salazar — would have been happier with what followed.“The 34-year-old is hanging up his spikes to take to the roads in the marathon after a stellar career which has seen him establish himself as one of the all-time greats of the sport,” purred the Sun correspondent.“Yet despite the huge support from the home crowd packed into the London Stadium, Britain’s hero was finally knocked off his perch as the king of long-distance running.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | British athletics legend Mo Farah was hailed by the British press on Sunday despite his glorious track career ending with defeat in the 5,000 metres world championships final.Although his silver medal performance was pushed out of the limelight by the drama of the men’s 4x100m relay, which saw fellow legend Usain Bolt collapse with cramp on his own swansong as Britain pulled off a remarkable victory, as well as the thrilling opening of the Premier League season, Farah still commanded many column inches.The 34-year-old saw his global championship win streak of 10 gold medals dating back to the 5,000m at the 2011 world championships ended as Muktar Edris of Ethiopia held off his desperate charge in the finishing straight.“End of the track for Mo” headlined The Sunday Times, adding that it was a “shattering defeat in front of an adoring crowd”.However, the paper eulogised about the performance by Farah — who came to Britain with his mother and two of his brothers from Somalia via a spell with his grandparents in Djibouti aged just eight — in the stadium where he had memorably achieved his first Olympic double in 2012.“If defeat is the making of a true champion, then Mo Farah left the track at the Olympic stadium last night as the greatest champion of all,” wrote its sports writer.last_img read more

Phil, you’re out!

first_imgMuch has been said in support of and opposing the recently appointed West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) coach Phil Simmons. The Trinidadian assumed the mantle following the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in March. He had, before that, worked in a similar capacity with Ireland, where his work was duly recognised with good reports. Noted was his ability to positively influence his players. His recent charge was that he had publicly commented on matters taken from the selection room meeting called to name the West Indies squad for the Sri Lanka tour, now in session. While declaring his failed attempts to have Dwayne Bravo and Keiron Pollard enplaned for the ODI games, he went a few steps further. As it was reported, while claiming that he was not given the “best 50-over ODI squad”, he went on to blame “interference from outside”. In this columnist’s view, the former swashbuckling Test opener put his foot deeper in his mouth’ by revealing information that should have been left within the confines of the meeting room. It spoke to the matter that not only by him, but, Bravo and Pollard were supported by Clive Lloyd, the chairman of selectors, as well as West Indies Test and ODI , Jason Holder. Wrong move Chambers responded, “Phil Simmons was wrong. Most definitely unethical for him to breach the selection code of conduct. He was outvoted by the majority in a democratic process and should, therefore, accept the decision, as required by the selection policy. For him to have addressed the media that the strongest team was not selected by the exclusion of Bravo and Pollard, and to name the selectors who opposed their selection, was a betrayal of trust and confidentiality.” It was a view chock-full of the principles the Jamaican cricketing fraternity had come to expect from the former administrator. Chambers, always clothed in admirable dignity and decency, had, as a young batsman, caught the eye of the great Renford Pinnock in a trial match for national selection. In it he demonstrated his potential and class when scoring an eye-catching 70 against the likes of pacers Rudy Cohen and one of the best Wes Hall, who was coaching in Jamaica at the time. He had harsher words for Simmons, showing a preference for a former coach. “He should be relieved of the coaching job permanently with Gus Logie the best individual suited for the job replacing him.” The outcome is eagerly awaited. – For feedback: e-mail lauriefoster2012@gmail.com Selectors outed The understandably irate Simmons explained, too, that Lloyd and himself were outvoted 3-2 in the selection process. The three other selectors are Courtney Walsh, Courtney Browne, and Eldine Baptiste. So, in effect, Simmons blew the cover of those three as the Bravo/Pollard selection dissenters. For his public outburst, frowned on by his employers, the WICB, he was suspended. Baptiste took his position to be interim coach in Sri Lanka. A hearing will follow. Foster’s Fairplay, despite recognising and appreciating Simmons’ sentiment of the best team to be made available, cannot give the wink to such utterances when they are made in public. Journalists have been known to make their breakout on leaks and this columnist has benefited in the past. This, in no way can justify what the now-suspended coach has done. There must be some sanctity afforded to what is held in private. To ignore that would be a serious breach of simply the right thing. There is always juicy “suss” to which many are drawn. It provides a type of crackers and salt fish that go with a social drinking lyme. However, it is against acceptable tenets and ideals of proper governance, especially when it comes from an area which is so dear to the hearts of the people – West Indies cricket. Thoughts were sought from a highly respected by many, former Jamaica first-class player, a guide to and confidant of many young cricketers over time. Leonard Chambers, affectionately known and respected as ‘Skipper Len’, ‘Vijay’ or just simply ‘Manage’, was this writer’s sounding board.last_img read more

Small-scale miners to be issued with land

first_imgThe Natural Resources Ministry has announced that lands for small-scale miners will be made available shortly. This was revealed on Wednesday when the Ministry conveyed the message to the press. According to officials from the Ministry, arrangements are currently being finalised to make more lands available for small-scale miners to improve their livelihoods.Minister of Natural Resourced Raphael Trotman“This is in fulfilment of a promise made by Honourable Minister Raphael Trotman when he addressed over 300 miners at the Small Scale Miners Meetings held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre in January 2016,” an official related.During the meeting, the Minister had reiterated that small-scale miners play an important role in sustaining the mining sector and the economy, and as such, he had vowed that the Government would remain committed to creating an environment that supports them in their ventures and efforts. During the panel discussions, miners’ concerns about the unavailability of land and landlordism were raised before Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources Simona Broomes, and subsequent to those discussions, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and Closed Area Committee (CAC) were charged with the task of ensuring that the small-scale miners have land available to continue their operations.“The finalisation of these arrangements will pave the way for genuine small-scale miners to begin applying for lands that are not only accessible but also hold encouraging prospects for gold mining. The Ministry will make announcement in the fortnight,” the release stated. The official stated that the Government remains committed to improving the conditions that miners work and operate under.“The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, remains committed to working with all stakeholders in the mining sector to ensure that miners – small, medium and large-scale – can operate equitably in compliance with laws and regulations while ensuring safety and promoting sustainability in the mining sector,” the release stated.last_img read more

CHP gunning for unsafe drivers

first_img“This is really just another tool for us to enforce these speed laws,” Peavy said. Officer Henry Ross said Wednesday’s team yielded 45 citations, including three to motorists driving more than 100mph. One vehicle was impounded because of a suspended license, Ross said. “We’re targeting the people who are driving at high speeds and threatening public safety,” Peavy said. Motorists traveling faster than 100mph will have to make a court appearance and should expect a 30-day suspension of their license along with a fine, he said. A Lancaster man who received a citation for driving 91mph during Wednesday’s speed sting said he didn’t believe he was going as fast as the ticket indicated, but he nevertheless praised the CHP’s efforts to make the road safer. “I think it’s a good thing that they’re doing that,” Jerry Garcia said. “I’m glad they’re out here.” Ross said the CHP will hold about three such efforts a month and will likely conduct more once the Antelope Valley’s CHP station gets more staffing and LIDAR devices. A similar detail is scheduled for Tuesday morning at an unspecified location on Highway138. Peavy said he typically focuses on drivers traveling at the higher speeds, but he noted other factors such as road conditions figure into his decision to issue tickets. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – California Highway Patrol Officer Jason Peavy stood on a bridge atop the Antelope Valley Freeway on Wednesday armed with the CHP’s latest tool against the lead foot. As part of a five-person Speed Enforcement Unit, Peavy pointed the high-tech speed gun, called LIDAR, at cars zooming below, then radioed information to officers in patrol cars so they could make the bust. “It is personal for me,” Peavy said. “I’m not going to have my 2-year-old son on the road with drivers who are putting their lives and everybody else’s life in danger.” LIDAR – or Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging – resembles the radar guns used to clock a pitcher in baseball. And it gauges speed much more accurately than its predecessor, which had been used for decades. last_img read more