Ajax place €40m price-tag on Barcelona target

first_img The La Liga giants have been linked with a move for the Cameroonian international, with Bayern Munich rumoured to be chasing Marc Ter Stegen. Ajax have placed a €40M price tag on Barcelona target Andre Onana, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph this weekend.Advertisement Any potential movement is likely to be based on a chain reaction caused by Manuel Neuer unwillingness to sign a new contract at the Bavarian club.Hans Dieter-Flick could then replace the 34-year old World Cup winner with Ter Stegen, leaving a space at the Camp Nou.However, Quique Setien’s side are not the only European powerhouse monitoring Onana, with Chelsea and PSG also tracking the 24-year old.Read Also: Chelsea star breaks ups four-year romance after texts to ex-pole dancerOnana came through the Barcelona youth ranks as a teenager, after joining from the Samuel Eto’o youth academy in 2010.He left for Ajax in 2015, without making a first team appearance under Luis Enrique, and has since established himself as first choice keeper for the Eredivisie side in the last four seasons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of Targaryen6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Most Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resistlast_img read more

Lady Trojans Prevail Over Lady Pirates

first_imgThe East Central Lady Trojans had a successful season debut. All three teams defeated Greensburg. The Varsity scores were 25-18, 25-22, and 25-15.EC vs Gburg Volleyball (8-14)EC is 1-0 on the season and the conference. Our next game is Thursday at South Dearborn at 5 PM.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img

Brendan Rodgers: No danger of complacency

first_img The Reds exceeded expectations in finishing second to Manchester City and even though their surprise bid for a first title in 24 years ended disappointingly, the main priority of securing Champions League football was achieved. However, Rodgers knows qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 2009 is merely the first step, and he has to ensure they not only cement a regular place in the top four but continue to challenge for the title. “I think every title run-in will always have the pressures that come with it and we have shown we can cope with it, winning 12 out of 14 games which is a monumental effort,” he told LFCTV GO. “We picked up 37 points from 42, a remarkable number of points. “We took it as a compliment as staff and players that we were being talked about as title winners. “We had obviously excited people by our football. That showed the significant progress we were making.” While Lallana is the player Rodgers has made his number one priority there are a number of other targets Liverpool have expressed an interest in, including Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can and Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno. However, contrary to reports, Press Association Sport understands Barcelona forward Pedro is not being considered as a potential signing. While agreeing a fee for Lallana may take some time, there are other complications associated with their interest in Can as former club Bayern Munich had a buy-back clause inserted into the deal which took the midfielder to Leverkusen last summer which they can utilise in 2015. “We know there is interest but have nothing official,” Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller told Bild of Liverpool’s monitoring of the player. “It is clear that Emre now has a clause in the contract – a decision is still pending. “The business would be lucrative but that is not the sticking point. “We are of the opinion that Emre would still do well another year with us. “Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen’s coach) has already spoken with him, he is really into the player, and I am convinced that Can would be even better with Roger. “Of course I spoke with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich chairman) on the subject. “They think that for Emre’s development another season with Leverkusen would be just right.” The agent of Fabio Borini, who had an impressive season on loan at Sunderland, does not expect the striker to leave Anfield this summer despite interest from the Black Cats and abroad. “I know for certain there is interest not just from them (Sunderland) but there have been approaches from several countries, including Italy,” Marco De Marchi told Calciomercato.it. “I have not spoken to Brendan Rodgers yet but the player is tied to Liverpool for another two years and at the moment I don’t see that he could leave. “Anyone who wants Borini will have to talk to Liverpool but I know he would like to continue his Premier League adventure because it’s a style of football that suits him perfectly.” News that 31-goal striker Luis Suarez underwent arthroscopic surgery on a tear in the meniscus of his left knee on Thursday, sustained in training with Uruguay ahead of the World Cup, was not a great cause for concern at the club as the player is expected to return to fitness within three weeks. But Rodgers does know his squad needs significant strengthening ahead of the new season and moves have already been made to address that with an early approach for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, with discussions continuing as the two clubs try to thrash out an acceptable fee. “There is certainly no complacency,” said Rodgers of their unexpected second-place finish. “You can’t take your eye off the ball and this is an ever-evolving league which gets better every season. “We need to draw on the positives of this season, of which there are many, and we need to add players who can improve us as that is key. “You have to retain your hunger so you bring in players with that profile as well as the tactical and technical intelligence. “We had a three-hour recruitment meeting (last week) and as much as we have had a good season we want to go one better next year.” Rodgers believes the players who went through the experience of a title challenge will be stronger mentally next season. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there will be no complacency from the side next season as he expects his summer signings to help by providing some much-needed competition. last_img read more

Mertesacker: Gunners must focus

first_img The Gunners looked to be closing out a hard-earned 2-0 win at Selhurst Park on Saturday, only for a scrambled effort by Glenn Murray in stoppage time to set up a frantic finale before the substitute almost snatched a dramatic draw when his flying header came back off the base of a post. A fifth victory from their last six league matches moved Arsenal back above both Manchester United, who lost at Swansea, and Southampton, set to host Liverpool later on Sunday, to maintain momentum ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg showdown with Monaco. Defender Per Mertesacker has challenged Arsenal to learn quickly from their warning at Crystal Palace to avoid any more costly lapses in concentration and stay in the Barclays Premier League top four. However, so long as the third goal remained elusive, the Eagles sensed there remained life in the match and were driven on by the energy of substitute Yannick Bolasie. Dwight Gayle sent a bullet header just over before Jason Puncheon was unfortunate to see his 20-yard free-kick drop wide. Murray’s scrambled close-range effort in the third of five minutes of added time set up a tense finale, which was almost a rounded off with the latest of equalisers as his diving header struck the base of David Ospina’s left-hand post. Palace certainly look a well-organised outfit under new boss Alan Pardew, and have a five-point cushion above the bottom three ahead of next weekend’s trip across to east London at West Ham. Murray, though, could not help but reflect on what might have been. “We pushed Arsenal all the way, and we were unlucky not to get something out of the game. It was a close one, some days they go in and others they don’t, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be,” the striker said, quoted on the club’s official website. “We proved to ourselves that we can compete with these sides and we were unlucky not to get anything from the game. “We have got a lot of (good) results when the gaffer first came in and I’m sure that’ll happen again. “We have got to take the positives out of the game and can now take confidence from it.” Mertesacker, currently captaining the side with Mikel Arteta still out injured, accepts Arsenal must retain focus at the back if they are to build on the positive work since the turn of the year. “At the end they tried to put us under pressure and get some strikers on. They nearly scored the equaliser so we were a bit lucky,” the German said, quoted by www.arsenal.com. “Sometimes you lose games, especially at the end, but that was a bit of a warning for us not to switch off too early. “Overall, though, we are absolutely delighted with the three points and we move on.” Arsenal had taken an early lead through a penalty from Santi Cazorla after Danny Welbeck had been tripped by Pape Souare, which the Palace bench protested happened just outside the area. It was 2-0 on the stroke of half-time when Welbeck ran across the backline and onto a through ball from Alexis Sanchez. The assistant referee’s flag stayed down, as the England forward went on to drive in an angled shot which Julian Speroni palmed out and Olivier Giroud gratefully lashed into the net for his 50th Arsenal goal. Despite all of Palace’s pressure, Arsenal remained dangerous on the break, with a looping header from Mesut Ozil hitting the top of the crossbar before Sanchez dragged his side wide when played into the left side of the penalty box. Press Associationlast_img read more

Amazon warehouse workers test positive for coronavirus

first_imgAmazon employees have tested positive for coronavirus in at least eight of its warehouse locations, according to The Washington Post and NPR. Some of the locations include Staten Island, NY, Queens, NY, Jacksonville, Fla., Oklahoma City, , Brownstown, Mich., Katy, Tex., Wallingford, Conn., and Shepherdsville, Ky, and Moreno Valley, Calif.Amazon has reportedly closed down some of those facilities to clean and sanitize workspaces and items.Earlier this month, Amazon said it would provide paid sick leave to any employees that were diagnosed or forced into quarantine due to COVID-19. However, some employees say that the company is not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Hundreds of Amazon employees have signed a petition calling for additional benefits, including hazard pay during the coronavirus pandemic, paid sick leave regardless of diagnosis and an end to rate-based writeups.last_img read more

MBB : BY THE HORNS: Orange uses 26-0 run to pull away from Bulls, holds off late charge for win

first_img Published on February 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Just one play away. That’s all Syracuse was. One play away from igniting a crushing run that has been the trademark of the Orange this season.The early 13-point deficit was no need to panic. Sure, the missed shots were puzzling. And the South Florida offense was picking apart the SU 2-3 zone.But as C.J. Fair pointed out, his team was only one play away.‘Just keeping our composure knowing that we’re not out of this game,’ Fair said. ‘And that’s how we carried ourselves. We’re just a play away from making a big run to get back in this game.’Fair made that play — a thundering two-handed dunk after Dion Waiters whipped a pass across the lane. It was a play that left USF head coach Stan Heath clutching his head with both hands, shocked that no charging foul was called on Waiters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMost importantly, though, it was a play that kick-started a 26-0 Syracuse run. The Orange rebounded from the early deficit to charge into, and out of, halftime with the momentum. South Florida battled back relentlessly in what turned into a seesaw game of runs, but SU came out on top 56-48 courtesy of a 9-2 spurt in the game’s closing moments. A crowd of 25,316 in the Carrier Dome watched as the No. 2 Orange (28-1, 15-1 Big East) overcame three major surges by the Bulls (17-11, 10-5 Big East) and earned its eighth consecutive win, clinching a share of the regular-season Big East title.‘We were pissed,’ Heath said. ‘We thought we just kind of let it get away.’Heath said the early 18-5 lead was as good a script as he could have written for his South Florida team, but the lead didn’t last long.The Bulls went an incredible 11:23 without scoring that spanned parts of both halves. Syracuse flew into the locker room with a 24-20 lead after the abysmal start and came out red-hot to start the second half.Fab Melo opened the second 20 minutes with a three-point play after he was fouled while dunking an alley-oop from Scoop Jardine. Fair added a pair of free throws, and Jardine added two layups to finish off a 26-point swing.Syracuse had climbed back from the depths of a double-digit deficit to take a 33-20 lead just 2:03 into the second half.‘But you knew — they’re so good — that they were going to make a run,’ Heath said. ‘You just hope it wasn’t as long as what they did.’Still, South Florida fired right back. The Bulls refused to fold in a tough environment, putting together two more spurts of their own.A 9-0 run got them within five with 13:46 to go. And after the Orange pushed back in front by 12, an 11-0 run pulled USF within one point at 47-46.‘It was a team that never quit,’ Waiters said. ‘They never gave up, they never lost hope when we went up 14. … I tip my hat to South Florida. They came out and played with a lot of heart.’But then, as has been the case so many times this season, SU head coach Jim Boeheim turned to his two senior leaders. Jardine and forward Kris Joseph, who missed 11 of his first 14 shots Wednesday night, finally put South Florida away.With just less than five minutes remaining, Jardine drove down the right side of the paint, tossing up an-over-the-shoulder shot with his right hand. It kissed softly off the glass and fell through the net. He was fouled by USF’s Augustus Gilchrist and converted the three-point play.Boeheim dialed Joseph’s number on the next two possessions.First, he forced up a layup against tough defense by Victor Rudd Jr., got his own rebound and put the ball back in for the bucket. Then he spun into the lane missed a layup, missed a tip-in and finally converted on a third attempt to push the lead to six at 54-48 with 2:49 remaining.Waiters called those baskets ‘grown-man scrappy plays.’ Boeheim called them the difference in the game.‘I thought the game came down to Kris made two unbelievable rebound efforts, physical rebound efforts inside to get the ball back on his drives and made the two plays of the game right there,’ Boeheim said.Once again, SU’s two leaders got it done. This time with seven straight points to ensure the final run went to the Orange.‘We’ve been in these games all year, and our veteran guys have made plays coming down the stretch for us,’ Boeheim said. ‘That’s how you win these games.’mjcohe02@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Suspect charged with murder of Joe McKnight

first_imgThe man who allegedly shot and killed former USC running back Joe McKnight was charged with second-degree murder on Thursday, according to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s office.The suspect, Ronald Gasser, could face life in prison without the option of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. Due to the indictment, his bond was increased to $750,000.McKnight was shot to death in December 2016 in Terrytown, Louisiana at the age of 28. The incident occurred directly after a yelling match that appeared to be the product of road rage.The grand jury’s decision will revolve around the question of whether Gasser felt that McKnight could have been attempting to break into his car, according to legal experts. Witness Andrew Bailey says that McKnight appeared to be placating Gasser before he was shot three times. He watched McKnight stand between the two men’s cars and attempt to talk to Gasser, but never make a move that could appear aggressive.“He never moved closer to the vehicle,” Bailey said in an interview with Outside the Lines.When police arrived at the scene, Gasser immediately admitted to shooting the unarmed McKnight. However, he was released hours after being taken into custody, then was booked into jail four days later.McKnight’s autopsy cleared up previous witness claims that Gasser shot McKnight again while he was on his back. There is, however, photo evidence that he stood over McKnight’s body as he died with his gun still in his hand.The defendant’s main case, according to an Outside the Lines interview with Louisiana State University Associate Professor Ken Levy,  is that Gasser’s actions were justified under Louisiana’s Revised Statute 14:20, which allows the use of deadly force to stop someone from unlawfully entering their car.“You have to reasonably believe that they’re trying to get in, and they present a threat of serious bodily injury or death,” Levy said.Louisiana’s justifiable homicide status also includes a “Stand Your Ground” clause, which protects a person’s right to refuse to retreat in the face of a threat. The same provision protected Cardell Hayes, who fatally shot former NFL player Will Smith in New Orleans last year. However, both clauses remain irrelevant to this case unless proof emerges that McKnight attempted to enter Gasser’s car or challenged him to a physical altercation.As a Trojan, McKnight lit up the Coliseum with his speedy drives. With 1,199 rushing yards and three 100-yard games in his three seasons at USC, he was often compared to Reggie Bush. Despite being plagued by injuries throughout college, McKnight went on to play in the NFL for three seasons with the New York Jets, and for another season with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was playing in the CFL at the time of his death.last_img read more

Follow live: Syracuse beats Boston College, 75-61

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Sammy Fernandez sets career hits mark, Syracuse picks up 2-game sweep of Siena

first_imgSyracuse (20-17, 4-10 Atlantic Coast) swept Siena in a doubleheader at Loudonville on Wednesday afternoon. Senior AnnaMarie Gatti pitched the first game and struck out six batters in a complete game on the way to a 6-3 SU victory. In the next game, sophomore Alexa Romero started in the circle. She and freshman Miranda Hearn pitched a shutout and the game ended 7-0.In the top of the second inning in the opener, senior Sammy Fernandez had her 207th career base hit, breaking the Syracuse record for career hits. It was previously held by Tanya Rose for 13 years.Fernandez led off the game, starting with a groundout and sending outfielder Alicia Hansen to the plate. She was the first of five batters in the inning to walk. SU went through the entire batting order before the inning was over, recording two hits by Toni Martin and Hannah Dossett and three runs.Siena responded with two runs in the bottom half of the first when Isabelle DeChiaro hit a two-run double.After Fernandez’s record-breaking single in the second, no other runner for SU got on base until Hansen walked at the top of the fifth. Gabby Teran was up two batters after. She hit the ball out of the park on the left-field side for a two-run homer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSiena scored at the bottom of the fifth and SU scored one last run in the sixth to end the first game.Romero pitched six of seven innings in the second game. She had nine strikeouts and allowed Siena’s only hit of the game. Between her and Hearn, who pitched the final inning, no runs were scored.Most of SU’s scoring came in the sixth after one run was scored in the fourth. It started when Teran singled and Hansen, who was on third, scored. Jessica Heese made it to third and scored on an error. Teran was on base when Rachel Burkhardt homered to score two more to put SU up 5-0. Andrea Bombace ended the scoring with a double that drove Hearn and Michala Maciolek home for the last two runs of the game.Syracuse faces Louisville this weekend at home, starting on Friday at 4 p.m. Comments Published on April 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse dominates another unranked opponent, beats Harvard for 9th win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Syracuse took the ball upfield during a clear attempt, Meaghan Tyrrell broke away. The freshman attacker drifted into space behind the Harvard defense and situated herself directly in front of the crease. Nicole Levy noticed and lofted a pass from the left sideline toward her teammate, who was defended only by Grace Rotondo, Harvard’s goalie. Rotondo was stuck between knocking away the incoming pass and guarding her goal. She chose neither and simply flung her stick upward, allowing Tyrrell to corral the pass and score.No. 4 Syracuse (9-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) took down Harvard (4-4, 0-1 Ivy League), 15-6, on Tuesday, matching its win total from last season in eight fewer games. After a seven-game slate which included five ranked opponents, the Orange won by their largest margin since Feb. 18. Paced by Emily Hawryschuk’s seventh-straight game with four or more goals, the SU offense took advantage of a number of mistakes by the Crimson defense and often turned them into scores. Syracuse has now defeated Louisville and Harvard — its last two unranked opponents  —  by a combined score of 29-13.“I look at (unranked opponents) as a great opportunity to dig down,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “For our starters to go in and stay motivated and continue to grind and work on what we need to work on, to provide opportunities for the rest of their teammates.”Syracuse’s starters led it on Tuesday, scoring eight goals and causing four turnovers. Even when it looked like the Crimson had stopped the Orange, they hadn’t. On SU’s second possession of the game, Megan Carney’s shot from the eight-meter arc sailed high of the goal and out of bounds. But Harvard failed to earn possession, with Hawryschuk instead getting to the spot first. On the ensuing play, Hawryschuk scored on a question-mark dodge.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen, four minutes later, Syracuse nearly prevented itself from scoring. After the Crimson turned the ball over due to a dangerous projectile violation, Levy controlled the offense again. She found Mary Rahal for an eventual goal, but Rahal was obstructed by Morgan Alexander, who was right behind her and collided with a Harvard defender after the play.Harvard kept the game close early on. After falling behind 4-0, it scored a goal that prompted an immediate Orange timeout. Ninety seconds later it poured in another, cutting SU’s lead to two. “Seeing it was 4-2, we needed a run,” Hawryschuk said. “Knowing that if we stayed smart on offense, if we could stay composed, we would be able to build off of that and have the end score that we did.”The run, a 6-1 scoring stretch to end the half, began almost 10 minutes later when Alexander was doubled by a pair of Harvard defenders. She jabbed away from the goal at the 12-meter arc while protecting the ball, and the hesitation threw both defenders astray. She converted on the mistake, scoring just inside the left goalpost and tumbling immediately after.Harvard wouldn’t improve in the second half. After falling behind by 10 goals, the Crimson secured a free position attempt. Grace Hulslander, Harvard’s second-leading scorer, set up on the right side of the goal in an attempt to cut SU’s lead to single-digits. But instead, she missed and drew a “dangerous propelling” foul, called for when a shot hits or endangers another player. It earned Hulslander a yellow card and sent her to the bench. Alexander scored just over a minute later. With just under 10 minutes to go in the game, Hulslander had another chance to score on a free position shot. It clanged off the right post. Fourteen seconds later she was fouled and earned another attempt. That one was wide. Harvard went scoreless for the next 14 minutes. The Orange turned in a solid performance against the Crimson and still cruised. In six games against ranked opponents this season, they’ve played up to their foe’s level. Against unranked Harvard on Tuesday, Syracuse didn’t play to its full potential — it didn’t need to.“We’re getting to see more ACC opponents coming up soon, so wins like these are great,” SU goalie Asa Goldstock said. “(But) games like these, especially these last two, when everyone on the field gets to go in, that’s more rewarding to me than beating an ACC opponent.” Published on March 19, 2019 at 6:03 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34center_img Commentslast_img read more