Cuadrado left out of Fiorentina squad for Madrid match

first_img 15/08/2014 Upd. at 21:40 However, Cuadrado has not been called up for Fiorentina’s friendly against Real Madrid on Saturday evening in Poland, leading to more suggestions he could still leave the club during the current transfer window. CEST Sport EN Vincenzo Montella, Fiore’s manager, opted not to include him without offering an explanation why – he is not injured. It is for that reason that speculation has returned.center_img The Colombian has been the talk of the summer, with both Manchester United and Barça hot on his heels, but as we head towards September he is still up for grabs. ‘Gazetta dello Sport’ report that Barça, even though they are still a long way from the player’s €50million asking price, have not renounced their interest in Cuadrado, despite the advanced negotiations for the Brazilian full-back Douglas. In Italy they don’t believe that Barcelona have given up on signing Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado. The Italian press say there is an agreement between Barcelona and the player’s agent and that pressure will continue to increase on Fiorentina to work on an economic solution.last_img read more

Juventus pressing to sign Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt

first_imgMatthijs De Ligt will go where he wants next summer. The Ajax defender is having a spectacular season and half of Europe is chasing after him. On top of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Juve have also shown a lot of interest in the young Dutch centre-back. La Juve aprieta por De Ligt IN SPORT.ES Sport EN 18/03/2019 Massimo Allegri is said to have given the OK to puruse a deal. Meanwhile the Champions League quarter-final clash between Juve and Ajax will be a good opportunity to speak to De Ligt’s people.  In Italy they say De Ligt is a priority for the Old Lady, who need replacements for Chiellini and Bonucci, 34 and 31 respectively. Upd. on 19/03/2019 at 11:49 CET On Sunday De Ligt will be involved in Holland’s clash with Germany in Amsterdam.last_img read more

Javid makes the Cobras pay

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Some may need help

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Lucky Liverpool scrape past Huddersfield

first_imgStriker Mohamed Salah scored his first goal in four matches to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday, lifting the Merseyside club back up to second in the table.Salah scored after 20 minutes and it remained the only goal of the game as Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp condemned his close friend and fellow German in the opposite dugout David Wagner to a sixth defeat in nine league matches this season.The breakthrough came when Xherdan Shaqiri crafted himself some space to play a precise pass to Salah in the area. With one touch, the Egyptian found the bottom far corner for his fourth goal of the season and 50th overall in English football.Huddersfield rallied and almost pulled it back, with a long-range effort from Jonathan Hogg hitting the post and Philip Billing’s distant freekick curling just wide. They then had a penalty appeal turned down for a handball by James Milner.Huddersfield fans thought they had seen their team score their first home goal in six months when Alex Pritchard latched onto a high ball and dinked it past goalkeeper Alisson just before the break. However, the strike was ruled out for offside.The hosts’ intensity slightly dropped after halftime, although Steve Mounie had a chance with less than 10 minutes left when the ball fell to him in the box. However, he shinned it over from eight yards out.The John Smith’s Stadium faithful applauded the players after the final whistle, even though this defeat continues their winless run this season.Wagner, who was best man at Klopp’s wedding, was still content to be interviewed by BT Sport alongside his compatriot despite the result and was staying remarkably upbeat.“To turn the positive performances into results, it’s a wonderful challenge we face and very exciting and this is exactly how I feel individually and I hope it is possible in the future to turn this personal feeling onto the dressing room,” Wagner said.Klopp, however, was more critical of his side that remain unbeaten this season and conceded that they were perhaps lucky to have come away with all three points.“I’m not angry or whatever but I think we should expect from us to do better,” he said. “Most of the things which didn’t work today was because Huddersfield did well but a few things I saw Huddersfield couldn’t do anymore, we helped with an average or rubbish pass.“Otherwise the result could’ve been different because they scored and hit the post and maybe should have had a penalty. We expect from us really good football and I would like to see that.”Following Chelsea’s earlier draw with Manchester United, the win takes Liverpool up to second in the standings, behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference. Klopp’s side take on Cardiff City next Saturday. Huddersfield, meanwhile, remain second from bottom. They next visit Watfordlast_img read more

Keeping the streaks alive

first_imgView comments TNT drew 16 points from RR Pogoy and three more double-digit performances from Jayson Castro, Brian Heruela, and Yousef Taha.Unable to summon the form that pushed the Beermen to the limit in their past two meetings, the KaTropa could not do anything but watch the lead pile up. They trailed by as many as 26.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was clear that right from the opening tip that San Miguel Beer wasn’t going to fool around in this game.Going to the strongest—and literally biggest—parts of their game, the Beermen thumped TNT with reckless abandon on Wednesday night to score a 96-86 win and tab a Final Four slot in the PBA Philippine Cup that kept dreams of a “five-peat” alive at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Begornia rallies to reach squash finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ Fajardo was perfect from the field, making all of his 11 attempts, while Standhardinger made eight of his total nine tries.“There’s only one thing that we all saw from this game: defense,” coach Leo Austria told reporters. “They were all self-motivated. They knew what to do. You could see it in their faces, their eyes that they wanted to win.”The rest of San Miguel’s cast made its presence felt on defense, clamping down on the KaTropa and holding the enemy to just 27 points for the first two quarters on the way to the easy victory that is not reflected on the final score.“This is one of the few times that we had a good start. That’s one thing we’ve been telling the team—that whenever we have a good start, everything will be fine, we sail smoothly going into the fourth quarter,” Austria said.Terrence Romeo scored 11, again coming from the bench, while Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos contributed heavily in the other statistical categories.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ June Mar Fajardo, the league’s reigning—and only—five-time Most Valuable Player, was on attack mode early and finished with numbers befitting his mammoth frame: 32 points and 14 rebounds in just over 33 minutes in leading the Beermen to marching on to the next round opposite top-ranked Phoenix Pulse.Magnolia broke away late in the third period and then fended off numerous Barangay Ginebra comebacks to prevail, 85-72, in their KO match later in the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPaul Lee fired 25 points and three more added twin figures in leading the Hotshots to a separate best-of-seven series with No. 2 Rain or Shine as Magnolia stayed in range of winning another title after ruling the Governors’ Cup last season.Christian Standhardinger, the 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, tossed in 17 points in an equally highly efficient performance.last_img read more

Woods hopes high ahead of Pebble Beach golf

first_imgWoods, who is playing in this event for the first time in a decade, had a magical season at Pebble Beach in 2000.He won the 2000 US Open by a monstrous 15 strokes and earlier that year, Woods rallied from a seven-shot deficit in the final round to capture the Pebble Beach tournament. It marked his only Pebble Beach Pro-Am win in a half dozen years from 1997-2002.“Things were kind of going my way,” Woods said of the comeback in 2000. “I figured I had to shoot 66 or lower to give myself a chance. All of a sudden, boom, three shots, two holes and I am back in the ballgame.”Those triumphs seem like a distant memory now for the 14-time major winner Woods who is looking for his first official PGA Tour win in over two years.The former world number one has seen his ranking and personal life take a tailspin since a 2009 car crash and subsequent sex scandal that also led to the breakup of his marriage.Lately, however, things have been looking up.In his only other appearance this season, Woods finished third two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi. This week Woods will be partnered with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.Woods, who is ranked 18th in the world, is one of just four of the top 20 players in the Pebble Beach field. The others comprise Dustin Johnson (No. 10), Nick Watney (No. 13) and Phil Mickelson (No. 17).American D.A. Points could also make some noise this week. Points will be hoping for a repeat performance starting Thursday when he tees off with playing partner actor Bill Murray of “Caddyshack” fame.Points is off to a fast start this season with a pair of top 10 finishes.“It is a nice feeling to be the defending champ,” Points said Wednesday. “Hopefully this week I can try to make it feel as much like a normal Tour event as possible.”His hole-out from the fairway on the par-five 14th in the fourth round last year was considered one of the greatest shots of the 2011 season.Since winning here last year, Points’ game has headed south. But the 35-year-old American feels he has a better handle now on what went wrong.“After I won I just really wanted to climb the ladder,” Points said. “I had all these great expectations.“I just wanted to excel in those events to really boost my world rankings and give myself all these opportunities that I’ve always wanted to have.“I was pushing so hard that I just never let myself enjoy it or play well.“What I need to do is to have myself as prepared as possible and then go play. Whatever happens, happens. Don’t try to force it.”The Pro-Am features three golf courses — Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club — which everyone plays at least once.There is a 54-hole cut which advances the low 60 players and ties to the final round at the Pebble Beach course.Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Trevor Immelman of South Africa could also contend this week.Former champion Singh has posted seven top ten finishes in 17 appearances at Pebble Beach. He won in 2004 and lost in a playoff four years ago.Immelman tied for 12th in his latest outing at the Phoenix Open and has shot nine consecutive rounds of under par.Singh is partnered with Adobe Systems chief executive Shantanu Narayen while Immelman is paired with comic George Lopez.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PEBBLE BEACH, California, USA, February 8 – Tiger Woods returns to the site of two of his most stirring victories when he makes his PGA Tour season debut at the $6.4 million Pebble Beach Pro-Am which begins Thursday.“I am excited to be back,” Woods said. “Everything is kind of headed in the right direction.”last_img read more

L.A. shelters to limit hours on drop-offs

first_img“They’re your babies,” she said. “You want to find homes for them.” Barrera’s colleague, Christine Carr, 31, couldn’t bring herself to give up two cats she fostered during her off-time. “You just fall in love with them,” said Carr, who already owned three cats. Officials said pet owners should exhaust all other options before bringing animals to a shelter. Too many owners drop off animals at shelters instead of working to correct problem behavior or find a family on their own, Carr said. “We’re trusting that if somebody loves an animal enough to bring it to us in the first place,” he said, “they’re loving enough to want it to have the best chance possible of being adopted.” (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Citywide, shelters on average receive a total of about 150 animals a day. But during kitten season from March to September, that number can double on some days. Shelters will only take healthy pets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-5 p.m. or Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. Boks said they will continue to accept sick or injured pets at any time. Over the last year, about 18,000 animals at city shelters were euthanized. Healthy animals stay an average of 45 days before they’re destroyed, Boks said. The fact that there are so many kittens and so few homes has drawn out the motherly instincts of Elaine Barrera, 26, who works at an animal shelter in Chatsworth. Barrera has taken a few home with her to improve their chances for survival. Caught between thousands of feral kittens and public pressure to limit the number of animals it puts down, Los Angeles animal shelters will for the first time restrict hours to drop off all unwanted pets. The onset of kitten season – when thousands of stray cats across the city begin producing litters – has packed shelters so much that officials say they might have to kill more animals to make room. Beginning next week, animal shelters will limit hours for dropping off unwanted pets. Their plan: If they don’t have them, they can’t kill them. “We’re taking in about a thousand kittens a month right now, in addition to the hundreds of dogs or cats,” said Ed Boks, general manager of Los Angeles Animal Services. last_img read more

Man injured in car-to-car Van Nuys shooting

first_imgFor up-to-date news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A young man was shot in the shoulder in a car-to-car shooting along Woodley Avenue, police said today. The unidentified man, who refused to go to the hospital for his injuries, was driving down Woodley between Victory and Vanowen with his 16-year old cousin about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The driver of a lime green Ford focus, filled with three other men with shaved heads, spotted the two and made a U-turn. Apparently both men had been involved in a prior altercation. Somebody from the Focus shot three times. Sgt. Blaine Blackstone of the LAPD Van Nuys division said it could be gang-related, but the injured man said he was not in a gang. last_img read more

Officer praised for his dedication

first_imgGRANADA HILLS – A Los Angeles police officer who’d donned a badge to fight gangs in his North Hollywood neighborhood was buried Wednesday with full police honors. The funeral for Officer David Rodriguez, 33, of Palmdale was the second this week for two officers killed in separate freeway crashes on July 29. “When you look at Dave and you look at his life, character and his compassion come shining through,” said Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell during a funeral Mass at St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church. “He took on gangs, gangs that controlled his city by intimidation and fear. “He wasn’t afraid. He went out there night after night to put the worst of the worst in jail.” Rodriguez’s car, his body inside, was found at 10:20 a.m. after it plunged down an embankment of the Ventura Freeway in Van Nuys. Los Angeles police Detective George “Mike” Selleh, who died a few miles down the 101 when his motorcycle crashed into a car five hours earlier, was memorialized on Monday. Rodriguez, a four-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, was remembered for his dedication to his mother, whom he supported, and as a tough, dedicated cop. His flag-covered casket was slowly wheeled through a cordon of uniformed police, who filled the church to honor their fallen friend. It was Rodriguez who, having grown up in a tough North Hollywood neighborhood, vowed to escape and to combat gang life. It was Rodriguez who, as the sole provider for his Bolivian mother, made good on his promise to buy them a house. And it was Rodriguez – easygoing, fun, always willing to help anyone – who’d wear a FedEx uniform to the police station so his neighbors wouldn’t know he was a cop. After he bought that house in Palmdale, he’d drive to North Hollywood each day to protect his home turf. “The LAPD posters that talk about community cops, that was Dave,” said Lt. Alan Hamilton, his former supervisor at North Hollywood Division. “He had a dedication and desire to protect his community. “He was my enforcer. I put him out there; he had a mission. He was my go-to guy. He was the nightcrawler out looking for the bad guys.” After the service, Rodriguez was buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery with full honors, including a 21-gun salute. His mother, Angela, was handed the flag that had draped his coffin. “As a son and committed peacemaker, David follows the example of the true shepherd,” said the Rev. Frank Hicks, a chaplain for the LAPD. “He will be missed.” (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more