Real target Juve star Dybala in a swap deal with Isco

first_imgAdvertisement bq3cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8b8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9x8m3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ccq8Would you ever consider trying this?😱6ss3Can your students do this? 🌚4ir0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Serie A giants Juventus have shown interest in signing out of favor Real Madrid star Isco, who fell out under interim manager Santiago Solari since his appointment as in charge at the Bernabeu. The La Liga side plan to take advantage of this happenstance and have asked for Dybala’s involvement in a swap deal. Advertisement The 26-year old Real playmaker fell down the pecking order in the Spanish capital following the arrival of Solari all the way back in October last year, after he put on a series of questionable displays on the pitch. In an attempt to solve their midfield and creativity crisis, which has plagued the Los Blancos since the start of the season, the multiple La Liga champions have attempted to rope in Dybala, valued at €100m, from Turin.The Bianconeri are hoping to maximize the output of star Cristiano Ronaldo, who arrived in Turin just last summer from Madrid, and while his former teammate Isco has never started a game under new head coach Solari, yet enjoyed heavy success in the past regime, Juventus hope to provide him with an escape route out of Spain, as per reports in Italy.Advertisement However, president Fiorentino Perez has insisted, any deal for their player will have to involve the 25-year old Dybala, whom Juve are not keen no departing with.While Real have won all the games which did not feature Isco, the addition of Dybala to their squad will mean more creativity and chances on the field.Advertisement Read also:-Isco on the verge of leaving Real Madrid? Advertisementlast_img read more

Ballal rips the Bears apart

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 REVIEW – ROUND 6 North Dandenong star Akshay Ballal is emerging as one of the DDCA’s most…[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

Galway hurlers lose out in League Semi-Final

first_imgAfter the game Sean Walsh spoke to Manager Micheal Donoghue, who said he was still happy with his sides League campaign..GALWAY: Fergal Flannery; Ronan Burke, Gearoid McInerney, Darren Morrissey; Paul Killeen, Padraic Mannion, Aidan Harte; Cathal Mannion (0-4), Johnny Coen (0-1); Conor Whelan (0-1), Joe Canning, Kevin Hussey (0-1); Davey Glennon (0-3), Brian Concannon (0-1), Niall Burke. Subs: Jason Flynn (0-1) for N Burke, Tadhg Haran for Coen, Jarlath Mannion for Canning (0-7) (5fs), John Hanbury for Killeen.WATERFORD: Stephen O’Keeffe; Shane McNulty, Calum Lyons (0-1),Noel Connors; Tadhg de Burca, Philip Mahony, Kevin Moran; Jamie Barron, ColinDunford; Austin Gleeson (0-1), Mikey Kearney (0-1), Pauric Mahony (0-3); TommyRyan (0-1), Stephen Bennett (1-7) (1-6fs), Shane Bennett. Subs:Jack Prendergast (0-2) for Dunford, Peter Hogan for Ryan , Colm Roche for deBurca, DJ Foran for Gleeson.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway hurlers lost out to Waterford in yesterday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final in Nowlan Park. Galway also lost Darren Morrissey and Joe Canning to second-half injuries on a frustrating afternoon with for the Tribesmen. Niall Canavan reports.. Waterford 1-18 Galway 0-19last_img read more

City hail battle-hardened Balotelli

first_imgThe Italy striker, 21, is a regular in the gossip columns and has received as much attention for his off-field exploits as his performances for City.But City felt it was wrong for Balotelli to be given his latest suspension, for an alleged stamp on Tottenham’s Scott Parker in the 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium in January.And despite receiving several over-zealous challenges in the Blackburn game, Platt was pleased with the way the striker, who unveiled a T-shirt expressing his love for his girlfriend after scoring, took the punishment.Platt said: “All players flash T-shirts and it doesn’t necessarily make them flamboyant. He was disciplined, his work-rate was exceptional on and off the ball and his temperament was exceptional.“When a team defends deep against you have to give the ball to people that are marked and closely guarded and there are going to be kicks but you never thought there was going to be a reaction.”City have now fired in 40 goals on the way to 13 consecutive home wins in the Premier League this season and they head in to March at the top of the table.But Platt has warned his team not to expect to be expansive and free-scoring all the way to the end of the season.“You can’t go 38 games and play the kind of football we were playing at the start of the season,” added Platt.“There are always games you have to grind out. We did that at QPR and that was in the middle of the run when people were saying we played exceptionally well.“We’ve got a dozen games left in the league and there will be a mixture. There will be games when we won’t be as fluid as we can be but can get the results.“There’s a belief that we can go into games and win games because that’s what we’ve done all season and what’s got us where we are.“We have to continued that and show that consistency for the final third and if we do that well be there or thereabouts.”Yaya Toure was set for further assessment on Sunday after picking up a muscular problem on Saturday.Balotelli scored the first goal from close range, Sergio Aguero doubled the advantage after half-time and Edin Dzeko headed in a third in the closing stages as Blackburn slipped into the bottom three.Rovers manager Steve Kean set his team up defensively, even when they were behind at the Etihad Stadium.But he claimed that Blackburn’s win at Manchester United and draw at Liverpool show that they can cause the best teams problems on their own grounds.“The defensive organisation wasn’t the problem,” Kean said.“When we got the ball back we didn’t keep it. We very quickly gave it away and never got up the pitch enough to trouble Joe Hart.“You can go to games at big clubs, like we did against United and Liverpool, and even though you might only have a small amount of possession, cause problems.“But it’s the depth of the squad, they can rotate and bring in quality. The games we’ve got coming up, against Villa, Bolton and Wigan, teams in and around us, make it a massive month. We just have to move on.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANCHESTER, England, February 26 – Manchester City coach David Platt feels that Mario Balotelli is finally learning from the tough lessons that have come his way in England.Balotelli returned from a four-match domestic suspension — his fourth since arriving at City in 2010 — and scored the opening goal in City’s 3-0 victory over Blackburn on Saturday.last_img read more

Judge denies attempt by former Penn West executives to dismiss SEC charges

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – A New York judge has dismissed attempts by two former finance executives at Calgary-based Penn West Petroleum Ltd. to overturn fraud-related charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.In a decision filed Monday, Judge Gregory Woods says former chief financial officer Todd Takeyasu and accounting vice-president Jeffery Curran are correct in arguing the SEC has little evidence of a personal motive for them to have acted fraudulently in the case.But he added there is support for the SEC’s argument that the two were aware that accounting irregularities were taking place and did little to stop them or strengthen internal controls.- Advertisement -The SEC charges were laid against Penn West and three executives a year ago, shortly after the company changed its name to Obsidian Energy Ltd. None of the allegations have been proven in court.Obsidian Energy announced a US$8.5-million settlement with the agency in November. The third executive, Waldemar Grab, agreed to a settlement earlier last year.The SEC alleges hundreds of millions of dollars were moved from operating expense accounts to capital expenditure accounts to improve the appearance of the company’s operating metrics, an activity that led to the company having to restate its financial statements in 2014.Advertisement In 2016, Penn West paid $53 million to settle class action lawsuits by Canadian and American shareholders.last_img read more

Area WWII vet recalls the carnage

first_imgThe bodies of Japanese soldiers from the Okinawa battlefield were thrown into a dirt hole – a makeshift mass grave. But American soldiers were taken to a cemetery. “You know, it saddens you to see all those young guys. … You feel sorry for them,” he said. “Maybe you went through boot camp with them and then they are gone.” As a 21-year-old from a small mining town in Arizona, Torrez had never seen such carnage before enlisting in 1944. Now, the veteran keeps snapshots of dead Japanese soldiers in a family photo album. It’s a chapter in his life that defines part of his existence. “Everything is so vivid in his mind,” said Torrez’s daughter-in-law, Joann Torrez. “It’s just been the last few years that he has gotten older and is not able to speak about it as well. But he was definitely a proud Marine.” Before being discharged in 1946, Torrez spent much of his World War II days in Okinawa driving trucks and delivering supplies. “I remember one time, I was driving and I saw a little boy on the street,” he said. “He was crying and all these ladies saw him but nobody stopped to help.” The Japanese boy, who was probably about 5 years old, had a bullet hole in his foot. “He looked like one of my nephews,” Torrez said. “I felt sorry for him so I picked him up, put him in the front seat of the truck and took him [to a field hospital].” It was a humble act in a trying time. But not all of Torrez’s memories are so fond. Although his unit did not see much combat, Torrez still shudders at the thought of enemy soldiers he killed in battle. Some of the stories he will not tell. “You feel bad,” he said, remembering one young Japanese soldier who tried to sneak into a Marine camp at night. Torrez spied him making his way across a bridge. Then Torrez shot him. “He was such a young guy, but we used to think it’s us or them,” he said. By the time Torrez was discharged, he was a different man from the young, handsome Mexican-American who went to war two years before, eager to kill Japanese enemy forces. “Growing up, I never really asked him much about it,” said Torrez’s son, Ernie Torrez. “I guess when you are a kid, you don’t realize those things. … Now, when I look back, I think, ‘What an experience.’” After World War II, John Torrez never served in the military again. Instead, he spent the rest of his life working as a mechanic and helping his wife raise their five sons. One war was enough. And while Torrez cannot admit to being proud of the things he did in wartime, he doesn’t downplay the duty he did for his country. “I can say I was proud to have went into the service,” Torrez said. “I did what I had to do, that’s all.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • WWII Veteran John Torrez SOUTH EL MONTE – He compared them to “cords of wood” – the bodies of American Marines heaped in stacks, ready to be hauled off for burial. “They piled them up high,” said John Torrez, 84, who served as a corporal with Platoon 165 in the 1st Marine Division during World War II. “Mop up” was a duty the South El Monte man always felt a little funny about doing. last_img read more

Raid nets 18 tagging-crew arrests in A.V.

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE — Sheriff’s deputies and probation officers searched 30 Palmdale locations Thursday in a sweep that led to 18 arrests, authorities said. Deputies assisted probation officers in searching 21 locations, and deputies served warrants on eight homes in a raid of a tagging crew that’s caused an estimated $50,000 in known property damage, sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. Authorities seized three guns including an illegal sawed-off shotgun, two machetes and brass knuckles, Bistline said. One location was recommended for Section 8 housing subsidy termination. Among those arrested were seven juveniles, who Bistline said were involved in the city’s most-wanted tagging crew. “I think it was a very productive day,” Bistline said. “We targeted some career criminals, and we got the most prolific tagging crew in Palmdale.” Authorities arrested 19-year-old Treston Jones and Miguel Olasursa, 20, on suspicion of possession of illegal weapons. Steven Schaffer, 36, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto; Jorge Neri, 18, on suspicion of burglary and Raul Gonzalez on a probation violation. Robert Asebedo, 19, Manuel Asebedo, 23, and Richard Mikauski, 39, were arrested on drug charges and Tremayne Jackson, 22, Theresa Hyatt, 39, and Byron Smith, 32, on misdemeanor warrant charges. — Gideon Rubin (661) 267-7802gideon.rubin@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Cech will NOT be joining Arsenal, claims former Chelsea ‘keeper

first_imgMark Bosnich believes there is little chance of Petr Cech joining Arsenal in the summer.The Czech goalkeeper is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season having lost his starting spot to Thibaut Courtois.Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be on the lookout for a top class shot-stopper and is being tipped to launch a move for the 32-year-old.But Bosnich cannot see Jose Mourinho letting Cech move to his side’s Premier League rivals.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Blues ‘keeper said: “You don’t win anything without a great goalkeeper and that will be in the back of Arsene Wenger’s mind. But I don’t think he [Mourinho] would sell him to Arsenal because I think that would really tip the scales towards Arsenal.”last_img read more

I hope Leicester City win the Premier League, says West Brom’s Tony Pulis

first_imgWest Brom manager Tony Pulis says he will join ‘most of football’ in hoping Leicester City win the Premier League title in May.The Foxes dropped two points as they were held at home to the Baggies on Tuesday evening, as Pulis’ men took the game to the league leaders at the King Power Stadium.Claudio Ranieri’s men will go second on goal difference if Tottenham beat West Ham at Upton Park on Wednesday, but Pulis hopes they can regain the upper hand in the title race.The Albion boss said: “Leicester are a wonderful team, they are pretty old fashioned in lots of respects.“They play through the pitch quickly, they don’t hang around with the ball, they get it wide and get balls into the box. You have to defend well and doggedly against them and every Leicester City supporter should be really proud of their team.“Now we’ve played this game, I hope they win the league.“I don’t think until as far back as Nottingham Forest – when they got promoted with Cloughie [Brian Clough] from the second division to the first division – it was a team to come from nowhere and actually win the title.“If they do it it’s an even greater achievement than Forest because the financial divide between teams is enormous now. So they have got my backing and I think most of football will hope they are able to achieve what will be an absolutely remarkable, remarkable success story.”The point moves West Brom up to 13th with 36 points – 12 clear of the drop zone – but the Welshman is keen not to rest on his laurels.He added: “Let’s get the 40 points and see where we are.“It’s important to do that. It’s been a strange league this year.“We understand we have to keep focused, keep together and work as hard as what we have done [against Leicester] and hopefully get those points as quickly as possible as you can’t take anything for granted in this league.”last_img read more

‘They’re a disgrace!’ – Spurs kids rant at Arsenal

first_imgThe biggest north London derby in years takes place on Saturday at White Hart Lane, with tensions between the fans at breaking point as both clubs go hunting for the Premier League crown.Supporters from both sides are born into hating their arch-rivals, but what do the youngest fans really think about their bitter enemies?YouTube pranksters Woody and Kleiny asked some young Spurs fans what they thought of Arsenal ahead of the derby.The response was predictably entertaining, with one young Tottenham fan claiming Arsenal “don’t eat their vegetables”.Check out our mates Woody and Kleiny on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to talkSPORT for more sports entertainment.last_img read more