first_imgIn fact, Barca have already informed the midfielder that they are counting on him to carry out the preseason with the first team led by Quique Setién. It will be the coach who assesses whether he can count on minutes or it is better that he leave on loan to continue his development.Also, Ajax, by the hand of its sports director Marc Overmars has also probed the possibility of having a footballer who could fit perfectly into the philosophy of the club Dutch. This option would be a leap in Pedri’s career, although everything indicates that his future is in Spain, either in the Santander League or in the Smartbank League with a UD Las Palmas that counts on him for the coming season, as the yellow coach Pepe Mel has stated. The talented footballer, just 17 years old, Pedri, who has been named the most valuable footballer in the entire Second Division Spanish, with a value of eight million euros, according to the website specialized in the transfer market Transfermarkt, monopolizes many focuses of a good part of several First Division teams to count on their services next season.According to various media, Real Betis, Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad have already requested their future transfer, where the Sevillian team would have an advantage over the rest of the requests given the good relationship with FC Barcelona.The Tenerife player has started in the 26 games that have been available with Las Palmas (He only missed five through meetings with Spain U17), he has scored three goals and has distributed three assists in his first year in the professional world. It is clear that this waste of quality and creativity has not gone unnoticed and It will be the Catalan team, who signed him last summer for five million euros, who decides his future.last_img read more

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Players cannot officially sign contracts with teams until Friday under NBA free agency rules.READ: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for MozgovFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn 81 games last season with the Hornets, Howard averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds.The Wizards would be Howard’s fifth NBA team since 2015 and seventh overall. In just over 1,000 games, the former first round draft pick has suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic and the Hornets. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ AFF women’s championship: Philippines blasts Singapore for 1st win MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college He has career averages of 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Dwight Howard #12 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on March 21, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPThe Washington Wizards are poised to sign journeyman center Dwight Howard to a one-year contract, reports said Tuesday.In order for Howard to join the Wizards, the 15-year veteran would have to negotiate a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets, who acquired him just last month from the Charlotte Hornets, The Atlantic reported.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_img“I am 100 percent sure this is unintentional.” NASCAR said it believed a mechanic made a mistake when the shocks were installed before the race. Gordon’s was the sixth team in three days to be caught with technical violations. The earlier problems led to expulsions, suspensions, fines and loss of championship points – and the season hasn’t even begun. The most serious of the violations was committed by the new team of Michael Waltrip, whose Toyota failed inspection after an illegal substance was found in the gas line. His crew chief and team director were suspended indefinitely and kicked out of Daytona International Speedway. Waltrip was docked 100driver and car owner points. That was on the heels of lesser violations by the teams of Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler and Scott Riggs, whose crew chiefs all were fined and suspended. All drivers also lost points. Just when it looked like racing would snatch the spotlight from the cheaters at Daytona, Jeff Gordon’s winning car failed inspection. Gordon, who won the second of Thursday’s two 150-mile qualifying races, now will start the Daytona 500 in 42nd place. NASCAR inspectors said his Chevrolet was almost an inch too low but blamed it on a part failure – not cheating. He was not stripped of the victory. “We feel it was unintentional, and actually fairly unsafe,” said NASCAR competition director Robin Pemberton. “We feel that it was a part failure, and we feel that it was unintentionally done. I think it would be marginal at best if there was any advantage. center_img Back in: Waltrip vindicated himself the only way he knew how: He drove his way into the Daytona 500. The two-time Daytona winner – almost too embarrassed to get behind the wheel after his team was caught in NASCAR’s biggest cheating scandal – capped a roller-coaster week Thursday by earning a spot in the Great American Race. “I know I am good enough to do it without having any cheating on my car,” he said. “I don’t need it. I can go fast without it. I think we proved that today.” Waltrip’s eighth-place finish in the first qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway was good enough to get him in the field. For all the hubbub about harsh punishments for cheaters this week, all five teams that were busted by NASCAR’s technical inspectors this week have a starting spot in Sunday’s race. Kenseth, Kahne, Riggs and Sadler were assured of a starting spot because their teams were in the top 35 in owner points lastseason. Kenseth finished fifth in the second qualifying race, but Kahne, Sadler and Riggs finished outside the top 15. 160Want 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

first_imgDrug tests, they argued, are easily compromised, and U.S. laws limiting the number of hours truck drivers can be on the road are unenforceable until drivers arrive at the border. Meanwhile, the Mexican government does not have a license database to identify drivers. “We don’t really know who these drivers are,” Hoffa said. “I’m alarmed that the Department of Transportation is moving forward with this dangerous program.” Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., agreed. He noted that, of the 43,000 fatal vehicle crashes in 2005, about 5,000 involved trucks. “Our highways are not the place to conduct an experiment,” he testified. Inspector General Calvin Scovel agreed with concerns about drug testing. He noted that while the actual lab tests are performed in the U.S., tampering with collection samples is rampant in Mexico. He also expressed concern that the Department of Transportation still has no criteria for determining whether the pilot program is successful. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mexican trucks will begin rolling onto American highways in 60 days, despite warnings from critics that the endeavor is fraught with safety risks, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters said Thursday. Peters vowed that all Mexican trucks entering the United States under a limited pilot program will be subject to tough regulations – including license checks and drug tests – that will be closely monitored. Mexican truckers in the program also will not be allowed to make domestic deliveries, will not be allowed to carry hazardous materials and will be checked for insurance, she said. “I am convinced we have a situation that can be implemented safely,” Peters said in testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s transportation panel. The Bush administration last month announced the test program in which an unlimited number of trucks from 100 selected Mexican companies will be permitted to haul freight into the American heartland. If it is successful, the trial will pave the way for full cross-border truck access that the U.S. and Mexico agreed to when they signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1992. Currently, about 5 million trucks arrive from Mexico annually, but they cannot travel farther than 25 miles from the border. The system requires at least three drivers for every shipment, agents for the exporters and customs brokers, according to the American Trucking Association. Peters called the process “costly, cumbersome and outdated.” But Joan Claybrook, president of the watchdog group Public Citizen, and Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. contended Mexican trucks fail to meet basic safety requirements. last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000A section of Gor fans caused a halt of close to 20 minutes after Stephen Waruru scored an 88th minute equalizer, with the club accusing the Ulinzi assassin of making an abusive gesture to the fans thus instigating the violence.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 3 – The Kenyan Premier League will launch a probe into the circumstances leading to crowd trouble late on during the Gor Mahia v Ulinzi Stars match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.A section of Gor fans caused a halt of close to 20 minutes after Stephen Waruru scored an 88th minute equalizer, with the club accusing the Ulinzi assasin of making an abusive gesture to the fans thus instigating the violence. “We have heard of what happened in Kisumu and the circumstances that are said to have led to the violence. As at now we cannot say much because we are yet to get the report from the referee and match commissioner,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.“Once we get that and analyze it, then we can launch a probe and possibly take the matter forward to the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC),” added the CEO.Waruru, however, speaking separately has denied any wrongdoing, saying he only stripped his jersey to celebrate the important goal that earned his side a point after racing from two goals down.“It is a lie. I did not make any abusive gesture to the fans and the most I did was strip my jersey. Those saying that I instigated the violence with my celebration are only trying to find a scapegoat for the actions of the fans,” the forward said.Gor Mahia had gone 2-0 up with a first half goal from Karim Nizigiyimana and a second half own goal from Mohammed Hassan. Ulinzi though mounted a fight with Waruru grabbing both goals in the 73rd and 88th minutes.Gor would have opened a slim two point gap at the top of the table had they won, on an evening leaders and defending champions Tusker FC lost for the first time in eight games. K’Ogalo though went top of the standings on goal difference.Tusker saw their unbeaten run put to a halt by their former head coach Paul Nkata who led Bandari to a 1-0 win in Meru despite going down to nine men with two late red cards to Michael Luvutsi and goal scorer Lewis Cosmas who was making his debut.It was a huge win for the Coastal side who had not won over their last four matches and the three points lifted them to seventh on the log with 22 points, one shy of Sofapaka who are sixth.Batoto ba Mungu were stunned with a 2-1 loss at the hands of new comers Nakumatt FC on Saturday, but head coach Sam Ssimbwa was less than impressed with the officiating, pointing it as the main catalyst for their loss.Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa shouts out instructions to his players during a Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt FC at the Ruaraka Complex on July 1, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“If the referee had done things differently, I know we would have won. We were denied two very clear penalties and most of the calls he was making were suspect. I am very disappointed with how the officiating has been and it is not the first time,” a dejected Ssimbwa said.Nakumatt picked their third win in five games, pushing themselves to ninth on the log.“Our aim when we came into the league was to avoid relegation. I am happy with how we have performed so far because we are in the middle of the table. We can’t really say much on our targets but once we ensure we are safe, everything else will fall in place,” Nakumatt head coach Antony Mwangi said.In other results over the weekend, AFC Leopards’ struggles continued as they went down 2-0 to Kariobangi Sharks in Nakuru, extending their domestic drought to nine games.Ingwe remained 12th on the log but there is enough work on the table of new coach Tom Juma who is however confident he can resuscitate the Leopards from their death bed.KPL weekend results:Saturday: AFC Leopards 0 Kariobangi Sharks 2 (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru), Nakumatt 2 Sofapaka 1 (Ruaraka Complex), Nzoia Sugar 0 Thika United 0 (Sudi Stadium), Western Stima 1 Muhoroni 2 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu).Sunday: Gor Mahia 2 Ulinzi Stars 2 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Posta Rangers 1 Chemelil Sugar 1 (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru), Sony Sugar 0 Kakamega Homeboyz 1 (Awendo), Tusker FC 0 Bandari 1 (Kinoru Stadium, Meru), Zoo Kericho 0 Mathare United 0 (Kericho Green Stadium).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img1 Liverpool midfielder Jordon Ibe cannot wait to continue his education under new manager Jurgen Klopp.Ibe made his big breakthrough under previous boss Brendan Rodgers and admits he was disappointed to see the Northern Irishman leave Anfield.But the 19-year-old is relishing the chance to work under Klopp, twice a Bundesliga winner with Borussia Dortmund.Ibe is currently on England Under-21 duty ahead of their clash with Kazakhstan on Tuesday and is yet to meet the charismatic German.“I can’t wait to get back and start working with him now,” he said.“I can only try to get better with the help he’s hopefully going to provide for me, and there’s a lot of other young players, so working around him should be great and also for the senior players in the squad.“It’s a shame [about Brendan Rodgers], because he was an important man in my career. But that’s how football is. There are no promises in football and I wish him all the best for the future.“I now need to focus and work under the new manager. He’s got good experience and did some great stuff with Borussia Dortmund.” Jordon Ibe last_img read more

first_imgFANCY treating your loved one abroad to some fine Donegal cuisine?Well that’s what is being offered by the new TV show Tastes Like HomeCelebrity chef Catherine Fulvio, is now recruiting fresh participants for the third series, which returns to RTE screens in the Autumn. The series is presented as a TV cooking show with a dash of travel and lifestyle with Catherine’s culinary skills helping to connect families with loved ones living all around the globe. As part of the show Fulvio will visit six families from across the country who will show her how to make their favourite ‘Tastes Like Home’ dishes, before Catherine jets off to locations around the world to recreate the dishes with friends and family living abroad.Along with Londis, who for the third season proudly sponsor Tastes Like Home, Catherine is looking for what is the unmistakeable taste of home to your friend or relation. We all know recipes are much more than mixing ingredients in a bowl, they are traditions handed down through the generations that evoke memories.Commenting on the continuing partnership, Conor Hayes, Londis Sales Director said; “We are delighted to be partnering with Catherine Fulvio and RTÉ on this very successful venture for the third successive year. Tastes like Home is a great concept and much like Londis, Catherine values quality, local produce and bringing fresh contemporary ideas to the table.“Tastes like Home is more than a food show, this is a format that strikes a chord with every Irish family and Londis is very proud of playing our part of helping bring the ‘local’ to loved one’s living abroad and missing their home.” To enter all you have to do is submit your application with three family favourite recipes and Catherine will recruit six families from across the country, who will show Catherine how to make their Tastes like Home dish. On selection Catherine will visit the family here before jetting off to whatever far-flung location their loved one is living and will recreate the favoured dish with them.People can apply through the in-store application process in your local Londis or on the tasteslikehome.ie website.Fancy getting TV chef to cook a Donegal feast for your loved one abroad? was last modified: April 5th, 2018 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) Tags:Catherine FulviodonegalLondisRTElast_img read more

first_imgBY NIAMH DAVIS, FITHUB LETTERKENNY: A lot of cases of back pain that cause any sensations down the leg are classed as sciatica, but often there are other factors involved that must be looked at before a diagnosis is given. Posture, lifestyle and self-diagnosis are the biggest issues when it comes to lower back pain.If the pain is dull and constant, there is more likely to be an issue with the muscles rather than the nerve. In this case try a warm bath or heat pack on the lower back to try and ease any tightness, which should in turn give you some relief. Trigger points are another factor that can cause a sciatic type pain. Simply put, a trigger point is a taut band in a muscle that can cause severe referral pain or sensations. The taut band could be in your glute and cause pain in your lower back or down your leg, it could be a problem in your deltoid (shoulder) and cause headaches. Trigger points are sneaky and give, what seems to be, random pain referral but when located by an experienced therapist can relieve even chronic pain.A lower back pain that comes and goes could be caused by a weakness or an incorrect muscle pattern.  All your muscles have a job and sometimes one or two just don’t function to the best of their ability. This is something that is near to impossible to spot yourself. Book in with an experienced professional to get muscles patterns looked at. It is a small problem that can cause a large amount of problems especially if you train or have a manual job. After a treatment, it is then easier to build up strength in the lower back to stop any issues recurring. Piriformis syndrome is another common problem that gets labelled as sciatica. The piriformis is a muscle in your buttocks that when tight or inflamed can cause compression on the sciatic nerve which causes pain.  There are numerous stretches that can be done to relieve this condition. Dry needling is also a very effective way to release the tightness in the piriformis muscle.What if it really is sciatica though? True sciatica is caused by a compression at the nerve root and can cause severe sharp pain, slight tingling and sometimes a short term numbness feeling. If these symptoms appear it is essential to see a physiotherapist or doctor to get checked for disc pathologies or spinal issues.  Unfortunately for true sciatica it is difficult to reduce pain when a flare up has occurred. It can be a long process figuring out what causes a sciatic flare up and so it is crucial to talk to a professional to get a treatment plan and prevention plan in place. Managing stress, regular exercise and good nutrition can all help reduce sciatica episodes.  Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that people have. It is so common that it has become a part of life. Everyone has suffered with is at some stage and done nothing about it, most are lucky and it eases in a matter of days or weeks but for others the issue manifests and becomes unbearable. Do not let something that can be sorted with heat, rest and a massage become a condition that can take months of physical therapy, time off work and a lot of grief. Back pain is not a necessary part of life and should be checked out especially if it is lasting or recurring pain or ache. Book in with your local recommended therapist to start your way to recovery.Guest Columnist Niamh Davis is a neuro-musclar physical therapist based at Fit-Hub, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Her Facebook page is here:https://www.facebook.com/Neuromuscular11/?ref=ts&fref=tsNIAMH DAVIS’ SPORTS INJURY CLINIC: NOT ALL BACK PAIN IS THE SAME was last modified: May 14th, 2016 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)Tags:back painfitbub letterkennyNiamh Davissports injurylast_img read more

first_imgJames Rodriguez is not fit enough to start for Colombia against England, while the Three Lions welcome Dele Alli back into their starting line-up.Rodriguez, the 2014 Golden Boot winner, had been a doubt for the last-16 clash after limping off in Los Cafeteros’ last group game against Senegal. Rodriguez does not start for Colombia 1center_img Tottenham’s Alli has not featured for England in their last two games since he suffered a thigh injury.Gareth Southgate picks exactly the same team as he did for the opening 2-1 win against Tunisia and the absence of Colombia’s star man Rodriguez will be a huge boost for his side.talkSPORT will be live from the Spartak Arena to see who can book their place alongside Sweden in Saturday’s quarter-final.Here are the teams in full:Colombia: Ospinia, Arias, Mine, Mojica, Sanchez, Barrios, Sanchez, Cuadrado, Lerma, Quintero, FalcaoEngland: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire,  Trippier, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, KanetalkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

first_img LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED RANKED IN DEMAND We’ve got the latest news and rumours from Saturday’s newspapers and online… Manchester United forward Anthony Martial remains intent on leaving the club at the end of the season. Tottenham and Juventus target Martial has rejected several contract offers from United. (FULL STORY HERE)Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has told Manchester United ace Paul Pogba he would be welcome back at the Italian giants. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea will try to sign a new striker in January after losing patience in flop forward Alvaro Morata. (FULL STORY HERE)Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted that Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho is unlikely to return to the club during his time with the club. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester City are in talks with winger Leroy Sane, 22, over extending his contract with the club, even though the Germany international has about two-and-a-half years left on his current deal. (Telegraph)Arsenal are in pole position to sign Roma’s highly-rated 21-year-old Turkey international forward Cengiz Under, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich. (FULL STORY HERE)Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has told key man Eden Hazard, 27, he can win everything – including the Ballon d’Or – if he stays at Stamford Bridge. (FULL STORY HERE)Maurizio Sarri also says he is “not interested” in defender Andreas Christensen’s father saying the 22-year-old may have to leave the club unless he gets more first-team football. (The Times)Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to sell Marco Asensio, a rumoured target for Liverpool and Chelsea. (Marca via Sun)Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, 27, who was linked with Paris St-Germain and Manchester United this summer, is yet to renew his contract with the Italian club because of disagreements over wages. (Calciomercato) Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM targets Latest talkSPORT.com EXCLUSIVES and transfer headlines:Dean Smith has revealed all about his relationship with John Terry at Aston VillaJamie Redknapp thinks Eddie Howe can replicate Sir Alex and manage a ‘Top Six’ clubThe former Liverpool man also believes Jorginho has been a revelation at Chelsea and is ‘the man’ at the Bridgelast_img read more