Ashton Girls become the latest addition to the City Women Sister Club Programme

first_imgUnder the new structure for the 2017/18 season, Ashton Girls are the third new addition.Ashton Girls manager Ross Simmons said: “I’m delighted we are part of the Sister Club Programme for the 2017/18 season.“We purchased the match day experience against Arsenal during the Spring Series and it was a dream come true for all of our players to be surrounded by their role models.“The atmosphere at the club is fantastic and the process to get this arranged was very simple. I am looking forward to continuing this partnership and to drive participation in women’s football in Bristol.”Yeovil tickets are on sale now, buy herePhoto credit: Bristol Postlast_img read more

Souhan; Vikings Add a Receiver and Lineman [PODCAST]

first_img About Connatix V56490 Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated that he is still hoping to get the MLB season started in May.  Jim Souhan doesn’t think that is possible and feels players will need 3 to 4 weeks of practice to be ready to begin the season.Quarterbacks Cam Newton and Jameis Winston are available on the open market in the NFL.  Jim thinks either one would be a great backup for the Vikings.Enter your number to get our free mobile app 720p HD 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Auto (360p)center_img 1/1 About Connatix V56490 360p The Vikings agreed to sign a pair of free agents… receiver Tajae Sharpe and defensive lineman Anthony Zettel.  Both get 1-year contracts.  Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan expects both players to offer depth.  He says Sharpe is likely behind Bisi Johnson on the depth chart and he expects the Vikings to draft a receiver in the 1st or 2nd round next month.  Zettel will be playing on his 5th team in 5 years. last_img read more

West Brom and Reading looking to sign Fulham man – report

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham’s Chris Baird is wanted by West Brom and Reading, according to the Sunday Mirror.Baird apparently wants to stay at Craven Cottage, where his contract expires this summer, but could be tempted by the prospect of a long-term deal elsewhere.The Sunday People say German club Schalke are keen for Fulham boss Martin Jol to take over as their manager.AdChoices广告The People also report Fulham’s interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila – one of QPR’s transfer targets.Related West London Sport story: Rangers boss back in France for talks over Remy and M’VilaQPR are set to make a £7.5m bid for Michael Dawson, the Sunday Mirror say.Rangers, who tried to sign Dawson in the summer, are said to be planning another attempt to capture him from Tottenham after having an offer for Jonas Olsson rejected by West Brom.R’s boss Harry Redknapp recently insisted he had given up hope of signing Dawson and Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has made it clear he has no intention of selling him.But it is claimed that if Dawson – who flatly refused to move to Loftus Road in August – says he wants to leave, Villas-Boas would have trouble keeping him.The Sunday Mirror also claim that Aston Villa are reluctant to sell striker Darren Bent to QPR, who supposedly want him.The Mail on Sunday report that Newcastle have had a bid accepted by Marseille for striker Loic Remy – a player QPR definitely do want.Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola will snub Chelsea and decide to become Manchester City manager in the summer, according to The Sun on Sunday.He is said to have opted for City as he is convinced they can become a force to rival his former club Barcelona.The People say Ashley Cole intends to have talks with Manchester United when his Chelsea contract expires in the summer and would prefer to stay in the Premier League rather than move abroad.The Sunday Express suggest Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ former club Atletico Madrid will offer him the chance to return there on loan next season.This page is regularly updated.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last_img read more

“Pogba knew I was Brazilian” – Much wanted youngster talks about…

first_imgFor the past couple of weeks, we’ve been covering the chase for Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli. His agent has revealed that 25 clubs have made offers for him, and it’s possible he’s moving to Europe soon. Martinelli, who’s still 17 years old, has already had some experience in English football. A few years ago, he had a trial period at Manchester United, and has talked about it with ESPN Brasil today.“Between 2015 and 2017 I went four times there and trained for about 15 days,” Gabriel Martinelli told ESPN Brasil. “As everyone trains in the same centre and eats in the same cafeteria, I’ve seen all the pros. I asked to take a picture with Evra, Fellaini and other guys. Pogba knew I was Brazilian and asked if everything was okay with me and where I was playing. We took a picture together.”Regarding his future, Martinelli claims he’s totally focused on Ituano for now, as he’s currently fighting for the title of the State Championship, which is played until May.“I want to go as far as possible in this Paulista and be champion. Then I will sit down with my agents and see what is best for us”.After that, it becomes unlikely that he’ll stay at the club to play the Fourth Division of the Brazilian League, and that’s why he’s even taking English classes.Martinelli and Paul Pogba – Player’s personal image shared with ESPN Brasil“I take English classes twice a week and I’m getting better. Every player dreams of going to Europe and playing the Champions League. I also want to serve the youth Brazilian national team and maybe the professional one day.”Manchester United had a buying option over the player after the trial period, but the Red Devils chose not to use it at the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndolast_img read more

Levski with official position for Hubchev, announced the new coach –…

first_imgThe management of Levski officially announced its separation from Petar Hubchev and announced that the new head coach is Georgi Todorov. Anton Uzunov Georgi Todorov is the new head coach of Levski. His team includes Dimitar Telkiyski, Todor Simov and goalkeeping coach Georgi Stoyanov. Todorov led the “blues” for the first training session after the loss to Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the first semifinal of the Bulgarian Cup.“The management of PFC Levski is in talks to terminate the contracts of Petar Hubchev and his assistants,” the club wrote.last_img read more

| Will not play will tell the game | …

first_imgDubai: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is out of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket to be played in the UAE for personal reasons, is likely to take on the role of commentator. Star India, the official broadcasters of the IPL, is trying to reshape ‘Bhaji’.The panel of commentators will be finalized next week. Before that, Ster India was trying to acquire Harbhajan. An experienced player like Harbhajan comes to tell the game to the spectatorsIPL will be beneficial. Position of the Organizing Committee. A Star India spokesperson said Harbhajan could work as a commentary team or TV expert. Harbhajan is likely to continue in the India Today Group’s expert team in the IPL. The IPL will be held in the UAE from November 19 to November 10. 13th season. Earlier, it was hinted that Harbhajan would not play in the 13th season.The actress made the official revelation on Twitter yesterday. Want to spend more time with family. He tweeted that he wanted them to be with him too. Chennai Super Kings star Harbhajan and Chief Operating Officer Kashi Viswanathan wished all the best.Super Kings CEO says Harbhajan has not been notified. Kashi Viswanathan said. First IPL The return of Suresh Raina, who has been a part of the Super Kings since the season, was a setback. This was followed by Harbhajan’s announcement. Harbhajan and Raina miss out on captain MS The assessment is that Dhoni will be overburdened. Harbhajan is the third highest wicket-taker in the IPL with 150 dismissals. Harbhajan, a former Mumbai Indians star, was acquired by Chennai in the 2018 star auction. Harbhajan is credited with making Chennai the champions of the season and the runner-up in 2019. Harbhajan was Dhoni’s main weapon in power plays and middle overs. Left-arm spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner and leg-spinners Piyush Chawla, Karan Sharma, Imran Tahir and part-time spinner Kedar Jadhav are the other spinners for the Super Kings. Of these, Kedar Jadhav is the only off-spinner.last_img read more

Quadri, Omotayo Drop in ITTF Ranking

first_imgAruna-Quadri The rating of Nigeria’s duo of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo in the April 2020 ranking released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has dropped but Quadri still maintains his status as the highest rated African player in the world.Quadri who is recuperating from the thigh injury he sustained during the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunis last February, dropped by two steps to occupy the 20th spot in the men’s rating, while Omotayo who is the only Nigeria male athlete to have secured his place at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games also slide to 79th in the world rating.Quadri who is yet to taste action since the injury he sustained on February 28, is yet to resume full training in his base in Lisbon, Portugal, following the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the Portuguese Government to lockdown major cities in the European nation. The Oyo State-born athlete has however started light indoor training which he said would aid his quick return when things normalizes in Portugal.Like Quadri, Omotayo who has been stranded in Italy since the pandemic dropped down the ladder by one step to be rated 92 in the world.Also, Egypt’s Omar Assar dropped to 38 from 35 while among the biggest movers in the world is Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw who rose to 69th in the world after moving up by six steps.The Senegalese has also secured a place at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.In the women’s rating, Egypt’s Dina Meshref maintains her position as the African champion still occupies 32nd place in the world.Despite dropping by eight steps to 120 in the world rating, Offiong Edem remains the highest ranked Nigeria female player in the world. Olufunke Oshonaike occupies 174th place in the rating.At the peak of the men’s ranking is China’s Fan Zhendong, who replaced compatriot Xu Xin to top the rating.China’s Chen Meng continues her reign as the women’s world number one.Japan’s Mima Ito shot up to second place in the women’s singles list – her highest ever position as she reaped the reward for consistent displays so far in 2020, which saw her take the crown at the Hungarian Open, in between reaching the semi-final of the German Open and final of the Qatar Open.Following the current suspension of ITTF events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest ITTF Rankings released on April 16, 2020, will be frozen until activities resume.The decision to freeze the world ranking was taken at the ITTF Executive Committee meeting held on April 1, 2020, following the recommendations from the World Ranking Group and the Athletes Commission.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Pollard vows to stamp out insularity

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Newly-appointed West Indies white-ball captain, Kieron Pollard, is reassuring the region that insularity in selection will be eradicated during his tenure. The Trinidadian will oversee his first assignment next month when West Indies take on Afghanistan in India in three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals.After participating in his first selection meeting, Pollard said he was focussed on ensuring that performance and not nationality, will determine the composition of teams going forward.“One of the major things we (selectors) talked about is the insularity that has been going on in the Caribbean and it is something we want to [stamp out],” Pollard said here in a wide-ranging radio interview. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where you’re from, which part of the islands you’re from, once you’re performance is there, once you fit into the dynamics of the team, [once] you fit into what we’re looking for, you’re going to be selected.  “[The fact] that sometimes you veer to where you’re from is unfortunate, maybe as a home captain or coach, but at the end of the day we will try to pick the best team. “Me, knowing myself and how I go about things – and this is something I’ve been preaching since the franchise system started in the Caribbean T20 before the CPL – the bigger picture is the cricket and which ever persons are doing well, they’re going to be selected.” He continued: “I have it in myself in terms of my principles and high sort of integrity, to always go out and pick the best players, no matter what part of the islands they’re from.No matter what happens, people are going to talk – you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. But once I can lay down in my bed and sleep comfortable at nights, that would be most comforting to me.”Pollard has replaced Jason Holder as one-day skipper and Carlos Brathwaite as T20 captain, and takes over a side struggling in both formats. Currently, West Indies are ranked number nine in the 50-overs version following on from their disastrous World Cup showing earlier this year in England, and are also ninth in T20s even though they are reigning World champions.Pollard conceded that helping the Windies improve their fortunes would be a challenging task but that he was ready for the pressure associated with the captaincy.“It’s international cricket, the people are crying out for success, they are crying out for wins and it’s expected pressure is always going to be there,” he pointed out. “If there’s no pressure then it doesn’t make sense and we as individuals sometimes tend to perform better when our backs are against the wall. We’ve been struggling, it’s no secret but it’s something hopefully with the new coach (Phil Simmons), myself, some new players we can try to change going forward. “So I’m looking forward to embracing that pressure, still coming out with a smile but most importantly every time you step on that cricket field, you give a hundred per cent and try to improve as individuals.”Pollard is one of the most experienced T20 cricketers around, having played nearly 500 matches overall, but has no extensive captaincy experience at international level.He led Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League for five years before moving on to skipper St Lucia Zouks in 2017 and this year, took charge of his native Trinbago Knight Riders after Dwayne Bravo was ruled out with injury. The 32-year-old said he intended to bring his now familiar aggressive captaincy approach to his new role.“I just try to be ahead of the game, I try to out-think the opposition, think of what they’re going to do before it actually happens,” he noted.“I’m aggressive but sometimes my aggression is mistaken for arrogance which is expected because everybody has an opinion. But at the end of the day, a will-power to win is something that’s embedded in me so it’s something that comes out when I’m leading a team and trying to get the team over the line. “Sometimes I can be very calm and collective and you wouldn’t know what’s going on [with me].”last_img read more

Orioles shortstop Hardy’s wrist “not good” after being hit by pitch

first_imgBALTIMORE — Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Sunday’s game after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch and could be sidelined for a while.The club initially announced the injury as a right wrist contusion, but manager Buck Showalter expressed concern after the 8-5 victory over St. Louis. Hardy was plunked by a 93 mph fastball from Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the fourth inning and initially stayed in the game before departing in the top of the sixth.“Not good, not good,” Showalter said. “We took an X-ray here and saw something that concerned us. I know he’s got a scan in the morning, and we’ll have a little more definitive idea there.”Ruben Tejada took Hardy’s place at shortstop and would presumably be in line for more extensive playing time if the 34-year-old shortstop were to be sidelined for an extended period of time. With utility infielder Ryan Flaherty still rehabbing a shoulder injury in Sarasota, the Orioles could promote Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk to serve as an extra infielder.There’s also the possibility of sliding third baseman Manny Machado to shortstop like the Orioles did at times last year when Hardy missed several weeks with a hairline fracture in his left foot, but Showalter used Flaherty at third base in those instances.In 64 games this year, Hardy is batting .211 with three home runs, 21 runs batted in, and a .553 on-base plus slugging percentage. He is in the final season of a three-year, $40 million contract.last_img read more

Twelve Orioles thoughts following 3-1 loss to Boston

first_imgWith the Orioles suffering their third straight defeat in a 3-1 final against the Boston Red Sox, I’ve offered a dozen thoughts, each in 50 words or less:1. The Orioles led 1-0 three batters into the game and didn’t score again as the bottom six lineup spots were 0-for-20 with one walk and 12 strikeouts. No one expects 10 runs per game with the tough schedule and cold weather they’ve endured in April, but this is ridiculous.2. Sixteen games into the season, three regulars against right-handed starters — Manny Machado, Trey Mancini, and Pedro Alvarez — have swung the bat well. Two part-timers — Chance Sisco and Craig Gentry — have been OK. The overall performance of everyone else has ranged from poor to below-replacement level.3. In the four games in which Dylan Bundy has started, he’s posted a 1.40 ERA while the Orioles have scored a total of seven runs. To channel Gisele Bundchen, he can’t pitch the ball and hit the ball. If only he were Shohei Ohtani.4. Bundy recorded five of his six strikeouts on his slider and has now gotten a swing and miss on 35.3 percent of his sliders this season. That’s up from 24.4 percent last year. Impressive.5. It’s tough to pitch when you have to get five outs in the sixth inning of a tie game. Maybe it wasn’t a great idea to cut payroll by 10 percent without bothering to acquire a real utility infielder. Danny Valencia’s career minus-36 defensive runs saved aren’t a secret.6. Until this season, the infield had done a good job masking the Orioles’ overall defensive decline since 2014 when they led the American League in defensive runs saved. Baltimore entered Sunday 12th in the AL in DRS and has finished 11th or 12th every season since its division title campaign.7. I’ve been a Caleb Joseph guy, but he really needs to start hitting. His defense is his strength, but a .286 on-base plus slugging percentage is unacceptable with Sisco behind him. He needs to produce in the neighborhood of what he offered last year (.700 OPS) or 2015 (.693).8. Richard Bleier pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings isn’t shocking, but registering two strikeouts is rare after having only three in his first 9 2/3 innings of 2018 and striking out only 3.7 per nine frames last season. The lefty sinkerballer is a fascinating contrast to the strikeout-heavy relievers of today.9. Even before Monday’s postponement, the Orioles were listing Chris Tillman’s turn in the rotation as TBD for the Detroit series. I expect him to receive a few more opportunities, but that’s still pretty telling. Then again, an 8.28 ERA since the start of last year says it all.10. Jonathan Schoop expressed hope Sunday that he’d only be on the disabled list for the minimum 10 days before returning. I admire his desire, but oblique injuries can linger all season if not handled carefully. I expect the training staff to protect the All-Star second baseman from himself if necessary.11. Alex Cobb had an awful debut, but overreaction has been silly. There’s much over which to be concerned, but declaring someone who signed less than four weeks ago a bust is a bit much. That said, Baltimore is already running out of time for Cobb to get up to speed.12. We’re only 10 percent of the way through the schedule, but Sunday was only the third of 11 losses in which the margin of defeat was three runs or fewer, reflecting the struggle to even be all that competitive. It’s going to start getting late very early if this continues.last_img read more