Carlos Bacca to leave Villarreal at the end of the season

first_img IN SPORT.ES 21/03/2018 Villarreal signed Baccas last summer with the hope of helping him recapture the form he showed at Sevilla prior to his move to Serie A. However, his performances have not hit the heights expected and the club have decided not to sign him permanently.  Bacca will turn 32 in September and his age, coupled with his performances, have counted against him when it has come to making a final decision. Colombian international Carlos Bacca’s future is not going to be at Villarreal. The club have decided not to take up their option to sign him from AC Milan this summer — he is currently on loan from the Italian giants.  To bring the Colombia striker in, the La Liga club would have to pay Milan 18 million euros before the end of June, as agreed last summer.  Carlos Bacca, más fuera que dentro del Villarreal Upd. on 22/03/2018 at 12:40 CET Sergi Monteslast_img read more

Singh, Dunnigan and Glick Named Soccer Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Hope Sabadash, Southeastern Louisiana; Megan Delaney, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Bailey Fontenot, Lamar. Southland Soccer Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Bri Singh was named Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Stephen F. Austin senior defender Megan Dunnigan was tabbed defensive player of the week and Stephen F. Austin senior Morgan Glick was selected as goalkeeper of the week, the league office announced Tuesday.  Honorable Mention: Hanna Barker, Stephen F. Austin; Julia Ranalli, Northwestern State; Kaitlyn Caro, Nicholls; Alexus Aviles, Lamar; Shelby Wilson, Central Arkansas.Defensive Player of the Week – Megan Dunnigan, Stephen F. AustinDunnigan captained the SFA back line to a 1-1 record to open the season. With her defensive command, the Ladyjacks shutout Oregon State to give SFA its first-ever win over a Pac-12 team in program history. The Ladyjacks also limited No. 9 Texas A&M to just one goal. The Round Rock, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.), native played all 180 minutes of SFA’s two games. Honorable Mention: Chelsea Villaescusa, Southeastern Louisiana; Emma Biba, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stacia Carroll, Central Arkansas.Goalkeeper of the Week – Morgan Glick, Stephen F. Austin Glick, a senior from Boerne, Texas (Champion H.S.), helped SFA to a 1-1 record to open the season. She stopped Oregon State from finding the back of the net for a 2-0 shutout win against the Beavers. In Sunday’s match against No. 9 ranked Texas A&M, she faced 35 shots and surrendered only one goal while making eight saves. In two matches, Glick only gave up only one goal while recording 10 saves on 39 shots.center_img Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a student-athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Offensive Player of the Week – Bri Singh, Southeastern LouisianaSingh, Southeastern’s leading scorer in 2013, scored both of the Lady Lions’ goals in Friday’s season-opening 2-0 win over Jackson State. The Lancaster, Calif. (Lancaster H.S.), native took six shots, three of which were on goal, and scored twice in 129 minutes of play.last_img read more

Brewers in City Stars test in KPL opener

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, January 10- Titleholders, Tusker FC will kick-off their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) defense at ‘home’ to Nairobi City Stars on February 11 according to fixtures released on Tuesday.The match that will be televised live on SuperSport will be the fist of a double header at Nyayo National Stadium that will also witness big spending AFC Leopards open their campaign against Chemelil Sugar from 4pm.City Stars who barely survived relegation after beating Karuturi Sport 4-1 in their last match would not have asked for a more difficult start to their campaign. In other enticing fixtures, Gor Mahia who have added ten new players to their line-up face a tricky trip to Thika United, promoted Muhoroni Youth take on Western Stima at a yet to be decided venue while KCB play 2010 champs Ulinzi Stars at City Stadium.Newly appointed coaches, Ezekiel Akwana of Rangers and Gabriel Njoroge of Mathare face contrasting tests with the former welcoming promoted Oserian at Nyayo while the latter is in for stern examination away to Sony Sugar who will also welcome immediate former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars head coach, Zedekiah Otieno to the dug-out in Awendo.Salim Ali, the immediate former Mathare United coach will begin his new KPL assignment in charge of 2009 titleholders Sofapaka with an away tie in Naivasha against Karuturi Sports to round-up the opening weekend of action.The opening round of fixtures will be preceded by the SuperSport/Dstv Cup showdown between title winners Tusker and Cup holders Gor Mahia on February 5.Both clubs will launch their continental campaigns on February 18 with the Brewers taking on Rwanda’s APR in Nairobi in a CAF Champions League preliminary round first-leg tie.K’Ogalo on the other hand will travel to Maputo to face Mozambique outfit Ferroviaro in their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first-leg clash.The KPL Top 8 knock-out tournament will be launched on February 22.Another meeting between Tusker and Gor in the KPL will be the highlight league fixture for February and this has been penned for February 27 at the refurbished Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Spain misery continues as Remy strikes for France

first_imgFrance heaped more misery onto Spain as they ran out 1-0 winners in a friendly in Paris.La Roja were humiliated at the World Cup in Brazil as they were dumped out unceremoniously after just two games.And their downward spiral continued on Thursday night as Chelsea striker Loic Remy bagged a brilliant goal in front of the Parisian crowd.last_img

LAPD checks security at nightclubs in wake of terror probes in London and Glasgow

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Police Department began a full-scale “terror assessment” of scores of popular nightclubs around the city after terrorists parked cars filled with explosives outside a trendy bar in London late last month. The LAPD review includes looking at how terrorists could target clubs and other night venues, as well as developing better ways to protect patrons, who often line up outside the businesses. LAPD Chief William Bratton said today his officers have begun focusing on security at Hollywood nightclubs following recent attempted car bombings in London and Glasgow. “Our port, our airport, and our industry – Hollywood – if there is ever a symbol that these fanatics focused on it’s the decadence that is portrayed through the image of film,” Bratton said during a scheduled appearance on KTLA (Channel 5). “Hollywood and events around Hollywood – the Oscars, et cetera, we’re always concerned with. But the idea (of) nightclub bombings is one that we want to focus on because of the recent attempted attacks in London … What we’re looking to do is just put additional attention into that area, meeting with nightclub owners, their security forces.” He said officers are looking for suspicious vehicles and plan to “err on the side of caution.” last_img read more

Tennie Pierce: “Justice wasn’t done”

first_imgThough he got a $1.4 million settlement in a controversial, much-publicized hazing incident last month, Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter Tennie Pierce said today that he was unhappy with the resolution. “Justice wasn’t done for a black fireman or a minority fireman,” Pierce said on KJLH radio’s “L.A. Speaks Out” program. After his fellow firefighters laced his spaghetti with dog food and retaliated after him when he complained, he sued the city and won $2.7 million from the Los Angeles City Council. KFI radio hosts attacked the settlement and found photos of Pierce participating in other hazing incidents, leading Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to veto the deal. The lawsuit proceeded before Pierce accepted the lesser settlement. “Pranksterism has been part of fire departments all over the world,” Pierce said, defending his own participation in pulling jokes on bosses getting promoted. “But in my situation it was an act of love.” 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

‘He is UNBELIEVABLE!’ – Arsenal ace hails Chelsea rival ahead of crunch Premier League clash

first_img Francis Coquelin 1 Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has hailed Nemanja Matic as his inspiration as he prepares to come up against the Chelsea lynchpin this weekend.Coquelin has emerged as a key man for the Gunners this season, returning from an impressive loan spell at Charlton to become Arsene Wenger’s first-choice defensive midfielder.His promotion to the first team has coincided with a stunning run of form for the north London club, which has seen them claim 21 victories from their last 25 matches.But the 23-year-old admits he is far from the finished article, and cites Chelsea enforcer Matic as the man he is hoping to emulate.“What he has done is unbelievable,” said Coquelin. “At Chelsea he is one of the main men, so credit to him.“He has had a great season and is a great player. It is always good to play against players like that.“It is an important position and Matic has shown how important he is – that is what I am trying to do as well for Arsenal.“The fans want a good defensive midfielder – they know it is important for the team.”last_img read more

Karim Benzema says Chelsea star would be a ‘great signing’ for Real Madrid

first_img Eden Hazard celebrates scoring for Chelsea 1 Karim Benzema would be pleased to see Eden Hazard join him at Real Madrid.The Chelsea playmaker has been one of the stand-out stars in the Premier League this season.He has netted 14 goals in 29 games, and claimed numerous assists, to help his side charge towards the title.Hazard’s form has reportedly drawn the attention of Real Madrid, with the Spanish giants said to be lining up the 26-year-old as their next ‘Galactico’ signing.Real are reportedly willing to pay a world record £100million transfer fee to lure him to the Bernabeu – and Benzema reckons he would be worth it.“Hazard is a very good player, what can I say,” said the French striker, who is being linked with a transfer himself this summer.“I have not seen the rumours, but it’s obvious that he would be a great signing.”last_img read more

Guardiola ‘has no nerves’ ahead of final day, says team talk will be ‘zero’

first_img 2 Getty Pep Guardiola is not feeling any pressure ahead of the final day Man CIty have won their last 13 games 2center_img Despite what’s at stake, Guardiola is simply excited to be involved in such a thrilling race and maintains he felt more pressure ahead of January’s game with Liverpoolwhen their rivals were seven points ahead at the top of the table.“I am so happy. No nerves at all. I was nervous before Liverpool, seven points behind, and we could be 10 points behind,” he said.“Not now, no way. I sleep like a little boy. It is a dream, a privilege. I love it. The whole of England will be watching, probably Europe. There is no top four, no relegation issues.”Should City fail to win, Liverpool will snatch the crown should they beat Wolves at Anfield.Premier League final day: Fixtures, live commentaries, and title race and top four permutations explainedSo what will the message Guardiola sent to his players ahead of the game?“I would say that I don’t have to say anything to motivate (the players),” Guardiola said. “I think my speech will be zero.“They want to win the Premier League. What I saw in the training sessions – they want to win it. We are going to go out there at Brighton at three o’clock to win the game. Pep Guardiola insists he feels no nerves going into the Premier League’s final day.Manchester City lead Liverpool by a point and will wrap up the title with victory over Brighton at the AMEX Stadium today. “We have not spoken for two or three days about the Premier League (title) or back-to-back, or what happens if we lose, about celebrations if we win – zero.“It is just about Brighton, how they defend, their strengths and weak points, what we have to do.“And on Sunday, ‘Guys, go out and play’. That is all.”You can follow all the final day action on talkSPORT herelast_img read more

Donegal pipe bands get share of funding scheme

first_imgMusic Network today announced the results of the Music Capital Scheme 2016 with two Donegal groups getting awards. A total of €189,000 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has been awarded to 22 performing groups and 15 individual musicians.The two Donegal groups to benefit are Raphoe Pipe Band who receive €13,695.00 and Manorcunningham who receive €8,556.00. The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and managed by Music Network, comprises two distinct awards that provide funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups and to professional musicians.Commenting on the initiative, Heather Humphreys TD, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, said:“I am delighted to once again support the annual Music Capital Scheme, which provides very important support to professional and amateur musicians. Our rich music tradition is alive and well, as evidenced by the range of groups and individuals receiving support under the Scheme this year, from Pipe Bands to Samba Music. The Government’s Creative Ireland programme, which aims to put culture and creativity at the heart of communities nationwide, contains a specific commitment to ensure every child has access to tuition in music, drama, dance or coding, and we intend to work closely with Music Network to deliver this extremely worthwhile initiative.”In 2016, there were two categories of support under the Music Capital Scheme aimed at professional performing artists and non-professional performing groups/ensembles. According to Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston, “We greatly appreciate the continued support of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in funding the Music Capital Scheme. Access to musical instruments is intrinsically linked to the issue of access to live music in general, which Music Network has been working to develop equitably throughout Ireland for over 30 years, and we are pleased that 264 awards have been made under this scheme to date, enabling musicians across the country to develop and fulfil their creative potential.”Donegal pipe bands get share of funding scheme was last modified: April 26th, 2017 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more