Inter Milan to open new contract talks with Lautaro Martinez

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But Inter are desperate to keep the player and are willing to improve Martinez’s contract substantially in order to hike the price of any potential exit. The former Racing Club frontman is viewed by Barca as a long-term replacement for Luis Saurez at the Nou Camp, with the former Liverpool starting to have his fair share of injury problems. read also:Victor Moses delighted to be part of Inter Milan win: We’re a family United, meanwhile, are expected to sign a new central striker this summer after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku this season. The striker emerged as a January transfer window target for Manchester United and Barcelona, but now Inter are hoping to fend off any summer bids by upping the player’s release clause, according Mundo Deportivo. The 22-year-old has a contract with the Serie A giants until 2023, but there is a two-week window in July where he can leave for €111m, if that price is met.Advertisement Inter Milan are reportedly ready to open new contract talks with Lautaro Martinez in a bid to raise his exit clause beyond the €111million mark. Loading…last_img read more

Man stabbed to death

first_imgResident Christopher Penaflor died oftwo stab wounds on the body, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – A drunken man wasstabbed to death in Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspect asPenaflor’s 58-year-old second cousin Ricardo Baylon. Penaflor was brought to the Cadiz CityEmergency Clinic where he was declared “dead on arrival.” Baylon surrendered and was detained inthe Cadiz City police station’s custodial facility./PN According to police investigators,Penaflor was drunk when he punched Baylon on the head during a drinking spreearound 7:30 p.m. on Friday.   This prompted Baylon to stab Penaflorusing a bladed weapon, police said.last_img read more

Volleyball All- Sectional 60 Team

first_imgCongratulations to these young ladies who were selected as members of the 2014 All-Sectional Team for Hauser Volleyball Sectional #60.Jenna Armstrong-Shawe Memorial, Bailey Baker & Katie Jackson-Rising Sun, Alix DeDrue-Rising Sun, Olivia Watkins-South Decatur, Rosie Newhart-Jac-Cen-Del, Anna Dickman and Elizabeth Fiutem-Oldenburg Academy, Jordan McDaniel, Bre Metz, Danielle Sneed, and Ellie Trotter Hauser.Courtesy of Hauser AD Dave Irvine.last_img

Rose surge halts Spieth procession

first_img Press Association Justin Rose produced a stunning burst of scoring to take advantage of a late blunder from Jordan Spieth and set up a thrilling final day of the 79th Masters at Augusta National. At 16 under par, Spieth broke the record shared by Ray Floyd and Tiger Woods by a single shot to lead by four from 2013 US Open champion Rose, with three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson a shot further back and Charley Hoffman on 10 under. World number one Rory McIlroy and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods were in a five-way tie for fifth, albeit 10 shots off the lead after matching rounds of 68. Spieth’s halfway total of 130 had not only set a new Masters record but also equalled the lowest 36-hole total in major championship history and, at 14 under, was the lowest in relation to par in any major. The world number four was the fourth player to have a five-shot halfway lead in the Masters after Herman Keiser (1946), Jack Nicklaus (1975) and Floyd (1976) – all of whom went on to win – with Floyd the last man to hold the outright lead after every round. Looking to become the second youngest champion ever – he is five months older than Woods was in 1997 – Spieth also became just the second player after Woods to reach 18 under par in the Masters when he carded his seventh birdie of the day on the 16th. At that point he was seven shots clear of the field, only to take six on the 17th after a wayward drive, poor pitch and three putts, while Rose finished in style with a birdie on the 18th to ensure he would be in the final group on Sunday. Spieth, who led by two shots after seven holes of the final round last year, said: “Last year definitely left a bad taste and I have been looking to get back here and get some revenge but I have a long way to go still. “It was weird because I had 24 hours from the time I finished on Friday to teeing off today and that’s a long time to sit on a lead like that. I maybe got a little anxious at times but all in all kept it together with the putter.” Spieth was relieved not to have made matters worse on the 18th, slicing his approach into the crowd but getting up and down to save par. “I thought two under would be a good score today but obviously being four under and closing at two under is disappointing, but it could have been worse and I was very pleased with that up and down on 18. “It took some guts to hit that flop shot and the par putt was huge, one of the biggest putts I have ever hit. “I was very frustrated. I didn’t do any scoreboard watching until the 15th and then knew I was six clear and pars were good scores on the last two holes. Driver should never have come out of my bag at that point. I was getting a little erratic with the driver and could have hit three-wood, eight iron.” Rose came from two shots behind Mickelson to win his first major title at Merion two years and said: “I just remember being very patient, very focused. Just believing it was a 72‑hole tournament, playing one shot at a time, not getting ahead of myself and also not being scared to lose. “You have to put it on the line and you’ve got to make committed, aggressive swings under pressure. That’s what I’m going to do tomorrow. “My caddie and I were commenting that he (Spieth) was already at 18‑under-par which was Tiger’s record score. Jordan was so far ahead that you were just playing your own game. “I was doing the right things. I hit a good tee shot on 13. I hit a good tee shot on 15. So I was doing all I could to make a score. B ut then the things like the bunker shot going in are a bonus, and obviously the 18th hole making birdie there. “It was nice to stay patient and get rewarded with a hot finish. It’s amazing and it put me in with a great opportunity tomorrow now. It’s a great lesson, as well, to stay patient, because you never know when you’re going to get your run. ” I think I just find it (Augusta) an inspiring place, really. Probably makes me no different to the other 96 guys who played this week. I have good memories around here. “We always talk about the course fitting your eye and I guess it does for me. I’ve had good rounds. I’ve never put four together, so looking forward to that. “I’ve got a good game plan around here. I’ve learned where you can miss it, where you can’t miss it; which pins to be aggressive to, which you can’t. I think that being here 10 times now, I’m sort of beginning to put it all together.” Mickelson had been set to partner Spieth in the final round until Rose’s birdie on the last, but insisted he did not mind being in the penultimate group. “I think in 2012 when I was in the final group watching (Louis) Oosthuizen and (Bubba) Watson in front of me make birdies, it was a lot harder to follow suit,” the 44-year-old said. “I was hoping to be the group in front and if I can start posting some birdies, I think it’s much more difficult to follow than it is to lead. G ranted, I’ve got a lot of work to do tomorrow and I’m quite a ways back, a good round though and it could be fun. “I don’t think it matters who is close to him (Spieth). I think he’s playing very good golf and I think he’ll have a good round tomorrow. “I think that if he were to come out on top, it would be great to have him in the Champions’ Dinner every year. He would just be a great champion. “He’s just a classy guy. He just represents the game very well and at a very young age and he’s just got a lot of game. So if he were to come out on top, it would be wonderful for the tournament, wonderful for the game. “I’m going to try to stop him, but we’ll see how it goes.” Rose was two over par after five holes of the third round but played the remaining 13 in seven under, holing a bunker shot on the 16th as he reeled off five birdies in the last six holes. And with Spieth carding a double bogey on the 17th, the American’s seven-shot lead had been drastically reduced, although the 21-year-old still set a new 54-hole scoring record at the Masters. last_img read more

UW volleyball to host Big Ten newcomers this weekend

first_imgComing off of two road game wins against Northwestern and Illinois, the Wisconsin volleyball team returns to the UW Field House this weekend to take on the two new editions to the Big Ten: Rutgers and Maryland.The No. 6 Badgers (12-2, 3-1 Big Ten) are riding a three-match conference win streak with the wins over Northwestern and Illinois, added with a win over Ohio State two weekends ago. Wisconsin has not won four conference matches in a row since 2008. UW will look to match their conference win streak from 2008 this weekend as they face the Scarlet Knights and the Terrapins.Opposing the triumphant weekend that Wisconsin experienced on the road, Rutgers (7-10, 0-4 Big Ten) inherited two losses to both Purdue and Indiana at home. Not only was the loss to Indiana the Scarlet Knights’ fourth loss in a row, but it was already their fourth loss in conference play.Maryland (7-8, 0-4 Big Ten) presents a similar case, as they have also lost all four of their Big Ten matches so far this season. The last loss to Purdue gave the Terrapins a seven-match losing streak.Although Maryland has faltered as of late, Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield expressed his interest in keeping a watchful eye for the Terrapins at the net.“We’ve seen Maryland play a couple times,” Sheffield said. “They’re very athletic. They’re talented, especially in the middles. There’s talent there, so we’re going to have our hands full with that.”Maryland’s fierce middle blocker, freshman Hailey Murray, currently ranks third for total kills on her team (104) and has the highest kill percentage with a .284 mark. She also leads the team with 60 blocks this season.Wisconsin’s setter, sophomore Lauren Carlini, says that in order to take on these two teams, the Badgers have concentrated on the nitty-gritty details during rallies.“One thing we’re really focusing on is our part of the game and just being able to excel at the little things and be consistent all the way throughout matches,” Carlini said.According to Sheffield, one of the key areas he has been working on with his team this week is consistent and accurate ball handling on first contact.“We want to be a team that dominates the first contact,” Sheffield said. “So we’re trying to be better with our serve and pass game.”The Badgers have also practiced making the most out of a bad first contact and turning any type of pass into a positive play – even if they are not able to set up their offense.“We’re trying to be a better ‘out-of-system’ team,” Sheffield said. “When we don’t have the pass that we are still being able to get a good swing on that and be able to score.”Improvement on this aspect of Wisconsin’s game has the potential to quicken its offense. The keys for a successful rally lie with communicating on the court, being aggressive and never letting up until the play is over.“All of us are trying to work really hard on our communication,” senior defensive specialist Deme Morales said. “We’re working on embracing each other and bouncing back to adversity and being extremely resilient. When we’ve been punched, we punch back.”The 2013 NCAA Championship All-Tournament honoree also mentioned her anticipation for being back on Wisconsin’s home court, surrounded by Badger fans.“I think our crowd is going to help us a lot too. I don’t know if Maryland or Rutgers are used to this type of crowd yet,” Morales said.Playing at home has the potential to contribute to the Badgers’ performance this weekend. Ever since the season began, Wisconsin has played in front of enormous crowds. This includes selling out the Field House during the Wisconsin’s first Big Ten game of the season against Penn State Sept. 24.“We’ve been close to filling the Field House almost every night,” Sheffield said, “And so I think we’ve created one of the best home court environments in the country. It’s a difficult place to come in and play.”Wisconsin will welcome Rutgers to the Big Ten Friday at 7 p.m. before closing out the weekend against Maryland at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Robert Braswell, class of 2018 forward, reportedly commits to SU

first_img Published on May 13, 2018 at 8:08 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Syracuse added a third player to its 2018 recruiting class on Sunday, Robert Braswell, according to 247 Sports. Braswell retweeted a tweet congratulating him for the commitment, as well. The 6-foot-9 forward from Blythewood (S.C.) High School also was considering Oklahoma State and UMass in his final three. The commitment came after Braswell visited the Syracuse campus on May 8.“They’ll definitely put me in the position to score,” Braswell told 247 Sports. “I’m long and slim like a few of other players they’ve had which will help them a lot in their zone.”In 247’s composite ranks, he’s the No. 170 player in his class and the No. 29 ranked power forward. He joins Jalen Carey and Buddy Boeheim in SU’s ‘18 class. A scholarship was available to him in part because Darius Bazley chose to head to the NBA G-League instead of Syracuse.Braswell isn’t only a basketball standout. He recently won his second-straight South Carolina state championship in the high jump, clearing 6-foot-10 to win the competition this year. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Futures Unlimited to feature community walk on Saturday, May 4

first_imgSpecial to Sumner Newscow from Futures Unlimited — Beautiful blue skies and mild temperatures made for an energizing community walk last year that brought nearly 200 people to Century Park in Wellington in support of folks with disabilities. Children skipped, neighbors jogged and others walked with a cup of coffee in hand, stopping to ring the cow bell announcing each mile accomplished!This year, we hope to draw a crowd again on May 4, 2013 from 8-11 a.m. at Century Park, Wellington’s walking park at 8th & highway 160.While the free event is to show support to friends, family, neighbors and community members with developmental disabilities, the event began as part of a statewide initiative in 2010 to call attention to the thousands of Kansas who sit on waiting lists for services. A focus we continue to emphasize this year.“In Sumner County alone, there are 39 people ranging in age from 5 to 66 who continue to wait for support services,” says Christa Jones, Futures’ director of community supports. “This is a result of the state’s ongoing lack of funding for those on the waiting list which includes 4,155 individuals from across the state.”The average wait time for services might startle some. Last year the average wait jumped from 4-5 years to 6-7 years, as is Quin’s case. “I believe it was 2005 when we first signed our son up for services,” says Sheila Rogers, mother to Quin, a 23-year-old man desiring to get a job and live more independently.Born with a metabolic disorder that caused some brain damage and given a recent diagnosis of epilepsy, Quin has hoped for help. “Fortunately for us, Quin is easy and a good kid, so I don’t feel like it’s necessarily a burden,” says Shiela. “But I know he is ready to be on his own away from mom and dad, even in a group home setting. He’s aware that other people his age aren’t typically still living with mom and dad, so that’s hard on him at times.”Quin and his parents came out for the community walk last year and hope to attend again this year. Not only were they glad to attend a walk in which Quin could easily participate, stopping or taking a break as needed, but they appreciated the attention it brought to the plight of folks like them waiting a very long time for help.So mark your calendars for May 4. T-shirts are $10 and go on sale soon. Join our event on Facebook. Click here.last_img read more

Stats that matter: Round 1

first_imgThe Saints are coming What a time to be alive for Dragons fans. Saturday’s 42-10 win over the Panthers sent shockwaves through the competition and forced rugby league scribes to update their record books. The 32-point win eclipsed their previous biggest wins over Penrith (42-14 in 2001 and 38-10 in 2009), while Gareth Widdop’s 22-point haul equalled the club record for most points in a game, tying Amos Roberts’s effort from 2000 and Jamie Soward’s day out against Canberra in 2007.Hat-trick heroeThere was another reason to celebrate for fans of the Red V when Joel Thompson crossed for his first hat-trick at NRL level. It took 152 games for the Ken Stephen medallist to notch a treble in first grade, while Rabbitohs winger Bryson Goodwin had to wait until his 154th with a three-try haul against the Tigers on Friday night. Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell made his move to the three-quarter line look easy with a hat-trick in game 25, while David Fusitu’a’s first-half treble took his tally to seven tries from his last two games against Newcastle.  Streaks stay alive while hoodoos finally snappedThe Storm made it 15 Round 1 wins in a row (they lost their season opener in 2004 but had a Round 1 bye) with a gutsy 12-6 victory over the Bulldogs that snapped a six-game losing streak against the blue and whites. The Raiders lost their ninth game on the trot in Townsville, while the Warriors won their first Round 1 match since 2009. The Eels have a disastrous record against the Sea Eagles but Sunday’s win was their sixth in a row against Manly, a new club record.Life of BrianBrian Kelly will remember his NRL debut for many reasons – namely because he grabbed the opening try of the game – but we also learnt that he became the first ‘Brian’ to play in the NRL since Brian Carney played for the Knights in 2006. What’s more, the Brian brothers (they’re not actually related) both scored in Round 1 at home against the Eels.Golden start to the seasonNorth Queensland’s dramatic golden point win over Canberra was the fifth time a Round 1 game had gone to extra time. The Storm and Dragons were the first teams to do it in 2009, while the Dragons and Tigers both kicked winning field goals in 2012. Melbourne did it again in 2014 with a Cameron Smith one-pointer enough to sink the Sea Eagles 23-22. The Cowboys’ win was the second-straight regular-season golden point game to finish 20-16 after the Bulldogs downed Manly by the same scoreline in Round 23 last year. They play the Broncos this Friday night, and having finished all square after 80 minutes in three of their previous four meetings, you’d be foolish to rule out another golden point thriller. Race to 2000 continuesHow special would it have been for legends Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston to reach 2000 points in Round 1? Alas, they both fell just short, but the pair should get there this week. The Storm skipper needs three more points to become the first forward to score 2000 points, while he and Thurston will become the first Queenslanders to reach the milestone if JT scores a point against Brisbane. Both play on Friday night, but thanks to New Zealand’s time zone, Smith will be favoured to sneak past his Maroons and Kangaroos teammate. Unwanted record for unlucky KnightsNewcastle’s heartbreaking loss in Auckland stretched their winless run to 19 games. Another defeat on Saturday against the Titans would make it 20 on the trot and will see them join Newtown in equal fifth place for most consecutive losses.last_img read more

Solskjaer has five candidates to be the United Nine

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has run out of his best player and top scorer, Marcus Rashford, and both the Norwegian and the club are clear that they have to go to the market to replace the English attacker who will be off six weeks.The Daily Mirror places five possible substitutes in which Manchester United would be interested in a transfer or transfer until the end of the season. They are Edinson Cavani, Olivier Giroud, Krysztof Piatek, Fernando Llorente and Paco Alcácer. None of the five are going through their best moment in their respective clubs. The Uruguayan has spent several weeks inactive because of the injuries although he is the scorer who offers more guarantees on the list. Also the most requested with Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea and even Tottenham after him. Chelsea takes Olivier Giroud for granted and United considers the French as another of his options according to this newspaper. The striker wants minutes to earn a spot on the Deschamps list in Euro 2020 and in Old Trafford they need a striker. Inter also appears as a probable destination.It is precisely from Italy that the following two alternatives could arrive, Piatek or Fernando Llorente. The Polish does not just fit in Milan and the arrival of Ibrahimovic makes it difficult for him to enjoy minutes. On the one of Napoli, the United considers that Llorente would adapt again perfectly to a League that already knows well.Finally, Paco Alcácer is also on the list of intended. The English press places Spanish as an option for which Valencia would also have asked Borussia Dortmund.last_img read more

PBA: Beermen crush Dyip, Elite stun Ginebra

first_imgA reminder at halftime. Two big runs in the third quarter. That was all it took for San Miguel Beer to show it was in a different talent level from Columbian Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Columbian stayed within reach, 88-82, before the Beermen uncorked the killing run. Lassiter had a triple, Reid completed two three-point plays and Christian Standhardinger had five straight points to highlight that breakaway, which gave the Beermen a 107-84 spread.That was all San Miguel needed to bounce back from a shock defeat to Blackwater, a game where Reid criticized the team for not taking their foes seriously.Santos finished with 29 points on 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc, Lassiter had 28 built around 6 triples out of 12 attempts and Standhardinger added 21 as the trio almost made everybody overlook Reid’s triple-double performance of 16 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists.But even as the Beermen tied the record of TNT in three-point shots made in a game, Austria was not completely satisfied.“I’m happy we won,” said the six-time champion coach. “But I’m not happy with our defense. It’s a good thing our offense was really good otherwise we would have trailed bigger in the second quarter.” ADVERTISEMENT Knocking down a record-tying 23 triples, the Beermen reduced the Dyip to a pile of junk with a 143-119 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After a defensively lackluster first half where they left themselves open to another upset, the Beermen came up firing in the third, outscoring the Dyip, 43-18, to put the game away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s the turning point,” said coach Leo Austria of the third quarter. “At the half, I told them that we need to step up our defense.”San Miguel manufactured enough stops to string its first run: Chris Ross and Arwind Santos had a triple each to sandwich misses by the Dyip before Marcio Lassiter fed a streaking AZ Reid off a Jerramy King miss as the Beermen peeled away from a deadlock at 73 and took an 81-73 spread at the top of the third. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Bong Ravena promoted to TNT head coach Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title In the nightcap, Blackwater stayed undefeated with a 124-118 overtime victory over Barangay Ginebra to keep the solo lead in the tournament. —FRANCIS T. J. OCHOASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more