Clyne happy to stick with Saints

first_img Clyne, however, gave an interview to the Southampton Daily Echo in which the player suggested an immediate future away from St Mary’s was not on his current agenda. “I am enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it is an up-and-coming club, so, yeah, I am happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well,” Clyne told the newspaper. “My agent is negotiating, so I will just leave it with my agent and I am just going to concentrate on playing my football.” Nathaniel Clyne says he is “happy to stay at Southampton”, despite reports of a big-money summer move to Manchester United. Press Associationcenter_img The 24-year-old right-back will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse. Ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Sunderland, Saints boss Ronald Koeman suggested the club wanted an answer one way or another, adding: “In football, if you go in the last season of your contract, we don’t like that.” last_img read more

Ronaldo Tops Forbes List of Richest Athletes

first_imgReal Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.It’s the second straight year Ronaldo has topped the list, released Wednesday just days after he spearheaded a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title. James, with estimated earnings of $86.2 million, was one of 32 NBA players who made the top 100 — up from 18 last year.He took over second place from the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, now third with $80 million.Swiss tennis great Roger Federer ($64 million) and Golden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant ($60.6 million) rounded out the top five — just as they did last year.The Forbes figures include salaries, prize money and bonuses earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. Endorsement incomes are an estimate of sponsorships, appearance fees and licensing incomes for the same 12-month period based on conversations with industry insiders.Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, was the lone woman on the list with an estimated income of $27 million — $19 million of which came from endorsements — to place her 51st overall.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sports minister approves funds for Black Sharks

first_imgMinister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga has approved a sum of $21,362 for the beach soccer team’s participation in a South African tournament.This means the association would still have to find the outstanding $15,550 which was not approved. Black Sharks’ protocol officer, Kusi Awere Gyamfi confirmed this to GSMA saying the team and officials would leave Accra on Wednesday evening and arrive in South Africa on Thursday ahead of their opening game against tournament favourites Nigeria on Friday. It would be recalled that CAL Bank stepped in to take up 50% of the cost with a package of $20,000 which was followed by a promise from the Sports Minister to absorb the rest of the budget. However, as at Wednesday morning (which is the day of the trip) only an approval has been given, leaving the association to look for hard cash to pay for tickets since the proposed bail out from the recognized travel agency – African Origin Travel & Sports Tourism – did not materialize. This fall out has been attributed to communication breakdown between the Sports Ministry and the travel and tour agency. –last_img read more

Clippers coach Doc Rivers denies report he’s interested in Lakers job

first_imgDoc Rivers has addressed rumors concerning him and the Lakers.The Clippers coach has been linked to the other job in Los Angeles. But, he told reporters Tuesday there was “no truth” to those reports. “I just wanted to make sure it was the right fit for all of us. Everybody we’ve brought in, I absolutely think the world of. As far as a workplace, this is a great place to work.” – more Doc Rivers— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 20, 2019The Clippers enter Tuesday at 41-30 and hold the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Although they traded their leading scorer, Tobias Harris, to the 76ers, they appear likely to make the postseason and are set to be in the race to sign top free agents this summer.The Lakers, on the other hand, don’t seem likely to creep into the playoff race, as they sit 9 1/2 games behind the Clippers with 11 regular season games remaining. Warriors’ Draymond Green on Kevin Durant’s free agency: ‘Whatever happens this summer happens’ NBA free agency rumors: Pistons interested in bringing back Reggie Bullockcenter_img Related News Doc Rivers says there is no truth to the report that he is interested in being the next Lakers head coach.— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) March 20, 2019Rivers said he is “close friends” with Lakers president Magic Johnson. However, he said his job “is not done” with the Clippers.Doc Rivers: “Let me end this. Magic Johnson & I are very close friends…but Steve Ballmer and I have a great relationship. He gave me an out, where I could opt-out this summer…early this year, let’s end this thing, extend, make it a longer deal. I’m here. My job is not done.”— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) March 20, 2019Rivers added the Clippers’ organization is a “great place to work.” last_img read more

Broward County Jail Inmate with Coronavirus Dies at Hospital

first_imgA Broward jail inmate who was being treated for coronavirus has died, officials announced Wednesday.The inmate was identified as 64-year-old Alan Pollock by the Broward Public Defender’s Office, which had been representing him.Records show that Pollock was a convicted sex offender who was jailed for a probation violation. He was jailed last month after being accused with changing his address without permission. Pollock was most recently held at the North Broward jail in Pompano Beach.“An inmate was being hospitalized and treated for COVID-19. He passed away yesterday evening,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis said Wednesday. “His cause of death is pending investigation at this time.”Broward County’s jails, which house more than 3,000 inmates, have had at least five inmates test positive for COVID-19, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says all new inmates are being screened for the virus before they are placed into the inmate population. Inmates are also being told to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for washing hands, refraining from touching their faces, and reporting symptoms immediately.Additionally, all in-person jail visitations have ended and have been substituted by video visitations.The Sheriff’s Office says Pollock showed no signs of having coronavirus when he was arrested in mid-March.On March 31, during a routine screening, he declined to take a medical test that was not tied to coronavirus.He was then moved from the jail’s infirmary to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. He tested positive for coronavirus at the hospital on April 1.The Broward Public Defenders’ Office says Pollock died at Northwest Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.A March 19 court filing states that Public Defender Howard Finkelstein had tried to have him released from jail last month, citing coronavirus concerns.According to executive chief public defender Gordon Weekes, the motion for Pollock’s release was denied possibly due to his previous offenses.“We knew there was going to be a certain population that was going to be immune-compromised and vulnerable to contracting the virus,” Weekes says “We have to make sure these folks who have to remain in jail are being properly tested, properly distanced from other inmates and afforded appropriate medical care so they can survive exposure to this disease.”last_img read more

Tiger matches worst score in a major

first_imgARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — This isn’t the kind of record Tiger Woods had in mind at the U.S. Open.Woods went out-of-bounds on his second tee shot of the final round at Merion and closed with a 4-over 74. That gave him his worst 72-hole score as a pro in the U.S. Open, and it tied for his high score in any major.“I did a lot of things right,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, I did a few things wrong, as well.”Woods finished at 13-over 293.His previous high score in a U.S. Open was 290 at The Olympic Club in 1998 and Shinnecock Hills in 2004. Woods shot 294 at Oakland Hills in 1996 as an amateur.Just two days ago, Woods was four shots out of the lead and very much in the hunt to end his five-year drought in the majors. Then, he went 76-74 for his worst weekend in a major championship. Just over two weeks ago, the world’s No. 1 player had won three of his last four events on the PGA Tour and was starting to establish his dominance.But he looked ordinary at Merion.Starting the final round 10 shots behind, Woods made a birdie putt on the opening hole. Instead of a fist pump, he offered only a mild wave. Whatever hopes he had of at least getting his name on the leaderboard ended quickly. Woods pushed his tee shot to the right on the par-5 second hole, over the trees and out-of-bounds. His next tee shot was close to going out-of-bounds, stopping a few yards away in front of a tree. He wound up with a triple bogey.It was his only big number of the week, though his 20 bogeys were startling.“I struggled with the speed all week,” Woods said. “These greens are grainy. It’s one of the older bent grasses — creeping bent. I struggled with the speed, especially right around the hole. Putts were breaking a lot more. I gave it a little more break and then it would hang. That’s kind of the way it was this week.”The 293 matched his high score at any major, last year at the Masters when he tied for 40th.Woods did not mention any pain in his left elbow, though he kept that a mystery throughout the week. He was flexing and shaking his left hand on shots out of the rough early in the week, saying only that it was painful. He later revealed that he first hurt it at The Players Championship last month, which he won. But he didn’t mention the shot or even which round it happened.Merion remained a mystery for Woods throughout the week. For the first time since Olympic in 1998 — the year he was rebuilding his swing — he failed to break par in any of the four rounds at a U.S. Open.“It played tricky. The rough was up,” Woods said. “They were raking the rough up every morning into the grain, and the pins were really tough.”Woods plays again in two weeks at the AT&T National at Congressional, where he is the defending champion. His next major is the British Open at Muirfield, where in 2002 he was going for the calendar Grand Slam until he got caught in a vicious weather pattern of a cold, sideways rain and shot 81 to fall from contention. The final major of the year is at Oak Hill for the PGA Championship, where 10 years ago Woods never shot better than 72 and wound up at 12-over 292.“There’s always a lesson to be learned in every tournament, whether you win or lose,” Woods said. “I’ll look back at the things I did right and the things I did wrong.” Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery after putting on the 18th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Tiger Woods hits down the 18th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Woods matches worst score in a majorlast_img read more

He may have replaced him in the Indian team but Rishabh Pant has ‘good…

first_imgAdvertisement cn5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb7ntWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5isd8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) guWould you ever consider trying this?😱awCan your students do this? 🌚txxtRoller skating! Powered by Firework No one handles immense pressure better than MS Dhoni. And on Friday, it appeared that the veteran Indian keeper gave his alleged ‘successor’ Rishabh Pant a few tips on that matter. The Indian youngster shared a couple of pictures with Dhoni on his social media accounts, captioning “Good Vibes Only @msdhoni”. The picture shows Pant, sitting beside the former India skipper along with his pet dogs having a good time. Pant who is being constantly labelled as MS Dhoni’s successor, since his international debut, has been selected in the T20Is and Test squads for the upcoming series against Bangladesh.Advertisement Advertisement The MSK Prasad led selection committee has preferred Rishabh Pant as India’s primary wicketkeeper since MS Dhoni’s absence. He even claimed on Thursday that they are “moving on” and are looking at “younger options after the World Cup”.“We are moving on, we are very clear. Post World Cup we have been clear. We started backing (Rishabh) Pant and wanted to see him do well. He may not have had the best of matches but we are clear, we are focusing on him only,” said MSK Prasad following the squad announcement for the Bangladesh series.“We’re looking at younger options after the World Cup, so you can understand our thought process. We definitely had a chat with Dhoni and he also endorses our view of backing youngsters,” he added.Earlier, the newly appointed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated that Dhoni’s future isn’t finished citing, “champions don’t finish very quickly.”India is scheduled to play three T20Is and two Tests against Bangladesh, starting November 3. Advertisementlast_img read more