Jordi Batalla “In light of the information published in the Italian newspaper ‘La Stampa’ about an offer from Real Madrid for the player Paul Pogba, the club insist: Real Madrid have not had contact with Juventus nor the player’s representatives, therefore the information is absolutely false,” the statement read. Upd. at 13:48 If true, it would leave Barça, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain as the clubs best positioned to sign the French international. Earlier this week, Italian newspaper ‘La Stampa’ claimed that Los Blancos had made an offer for the Juventus midfielder, which included a five-year contract at 10 million euros per season. 28/05/2015 Summer has hardly even begun and Paul Pogba’s name is already one of the most talked about names in Europe. One of the clubs hoping to sign him is Real Madrid. CEST Madrid, though, have released a statement denying their interest n Pogba and calling the reports “absolutely false.”
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Dossen was on the wrong end of a 3-2 split decision to home favourite Sergei Margarian of Russia at the Sibur Arena. The Galway southpaw boxed superbly in rounds one and three, with Margarian enjoying a good spell in the second half of the second frame after backing Dossen into a corner. The Olympic BC light-welter, showing superior footwork, bounced back to lash home excellent combinations off the back and front foot early in the third, but Margarian, who worked hard closing down the space between him and the Irish champion throughout, got the nod after an excellent contest of contrasting light-welter styles. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Portlaoise BC middleweight Nevin went out to Scotland’s William Hutchinson after another top class three-rounder in the 75kg class. A bout featuring plenty of head movement, feints and rapid footwork from both young men, Nevin’s jabs and combinations were crisper, but Hutchinson’s right hooks, particularly in rounds two and three, went a long way toward earning the Scot a unanimous decision. Dossen and Nevin won three of their four fights in Russia to ensure that Ireland won’t be coming home empty handed from St Petersburg. Today’s results ends Ireland’s competitive interest in the 63-nation tournament. Dossen and Nevin will be presented with their medals during Saturday’s finals.Irish squad49kg Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)52kg Conor Quinn (Clonard)56kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)60kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)64kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) (Bronze)69kg Brett McGinty (Oakleaf) Cpt75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Bronze)81kg Christopher O’Reilly (Bracken)91+kg Kevin Sheehy (St Francis)Team manager: Stephen ConnollyCoaches: Billy McClean and John Conlan Galway boxer Gabriel Dossen and his team mate Michael Nevin from Portlaoise had to settle for bronze at the AIBA World Youth Championships after losing out at the last-four stage in St Petersburg, Russia today.
Palais will face France, Australia and Spain while the PNG Pukpuks are pooled against South Africa, England and Spain.The full match schedules for both the men’s and women’s HSBC Sydney Sevens 2018 have been released with 28 teams set to compete across three action-packed days on 26-28 January.Fans will be treated to 79 matches as the Allianz Stadium plays host to Sydney’s biggest festival of rugby across Australia Day weekend.In the women’s 12-team tournament, Dubai champions and hosts, Australia, will begin the second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series with matches against France, Spain and PNG in Pool A on day one.In the men’s 16-team tournament, reigning Sydney champions South Africa play England, Spain and the PNG Pukpuks in Pool C. Canada, USA, Australia and Scotland complete Pool D.PNG Pukpuks 7s are down to the business end of things and Coach Douglas Guise has his team working extra hard at training.The tournament will be live streamed on worldrugby.org/sevens-series and Facebook.com/worldrugby7s.Follow all the action on social media using #Sydney7s.(Picture: Rugby World Cup Sevens)
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think last year there were two things we fell short on — it took too long to make the ruling and it left uncertainty with the competition,” said John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s managing director of rules and competition. “I think should a similar circumstance happen, I think we are poised to move quickly.”The U.S. Open, as well as the USGA’s other biggest events, will no longer have referees who walk with each group, a practice that dates to 1991. Instead, officials will be stationed at various spots on each hole around the course.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe biggest advancement is having four video monitor stations, along with the use of tablets, that will allow officials to review any rules discrepancies on the course to reach conclusions immediately.That might have made it a lot easier on Dustin Johnson — and everyone else — last year at Oakmont. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Dustin Johnson hits from some tall fescue on the 12th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament Wednesday at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin. APERIN, Wisconsin — Determined to avoid the embarrassing rules mess from a year ago, the USGA is shaking up the way it officiates the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.It pledged to respond quicker and not wait to make a ruling.ADVERTISEMENT 650,000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win Johnson’s golf ball moved slightly as he stepped in for a 3-foot par putt on the fifth hole. He didn’t think he caused it to move, called in the walking referee and no penalty was assessed. But when the USGA saw video, officials thought there might be a penalty.They told Johnson when he was on the 12th tee, saying he might be penalized and they could review it after the round. That would have been fine except that it was the final round. Johnson played the last seven holes not knowing if he would be penalized, and thus not knowing the score.It was a major gaffe, saved only by Johnson playing so well that he had a four-shot lead when he birdied the final hole to win the U.S. Open. After meeting with officials, he was given a one-shot penalty that affected only the margin of victory, not the name on the trophy.The USGA has a five-member rules committee led by Thomas Pagel, the senior director of rules. Pagel will be the chief referee for the U.S. Open, who can make immediate decisions that would stand.A repeat of the Johnson incident is unlikely this year, and not just because the greens at Erin Hills are nowhere near as fast as Oakmont’s putting surfaces. The USGA introduced a local rule last year that if a golf ball or marker moves accidentally, the player puts it back without penalty.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Having video more readily available for review should help avoid uncertainty.Bodenhamer said the rules committee — not always the player, in some cases — would be able to look at the video and quickly decide whether it’s a penalty.It was the most significant change for a U.S. Open that is desperate to have a smooth tournament. The previous year at Chambers Bay, the grass on the greens was starting to die before the U.S. Open began and at times on the weekend, players were putting through what amounted to matted dirt.Jordan Spieth won when Johnson, needing a 12-foot eagle putt to win, three-putted for par to finish second. He missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the bumpy green.Part of that could be attributed to weather in the Pacific Northwest that week.As for Oakmont a year ago, that was a breakdown in communication and delivering the ruling at the right time.“We not only learned from it, but we made changes,” USGA executive director Mike Davis said. “And I think that’s the way you have to approach anything that doesn’t go right: ‘How can we make it better? 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Tomorrow is Hall of Fame raceday at Caymanas park. A number of Hall of Fame inductees from last year will have races named in their honour on the 11-race card. The programme begins with the running of the Dr St Aubyn Bartlett event over 1600 metres for the $180,000 claiming group. This will be followed by the Elias Haloute (second), Clive Evans and Linval McFarlane (third), Vin Edwards (sixth), David McKenzie (seventh) Dr Clifford Bradford (eighth) and Richard Azan (11th). The feature race is the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Trophy over 1200 metres, which will be run as the tenth race. Health Fair A health fair will be one of the features of the day, with free health checks by the National Health Fund. The Jamaica Urban Transport Company (JUTC) will also be refilling smart cards, while the Registrar General’s Department will assist patrons with information concerning birth, death, and marriage certificates. Georgia Samuels, senior secretary and procurement officer at the Jamaica Racing Commission’s (JRC), also noted that Sagicor would be giving away free vision, blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure tests. “Bashy Bus, an organisation that does free HIV tests, manicures and pedicures, will also be at the track. Normalyn Haynes, JRC’s personnel and administrative officer told The Gleaner that they would be doing everything to ensure a good day. “We want them (patrons) to remember the Hall of Fame. It’s an honour for them (inductees to have a race named after them). I don’t know how popular it (Hall of Fame race day) is, but we always try our best to put on a memorable occasion,” she said. Former JRC chairman Denis Laylor would also be a special guest tomorrow.
0Shares0000LIVERPOOL, January 24 – Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan led a spirited defensive display as the Championship side earned themselves a fourth round FA Cup replay following a goalless draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The result left Reds manager Brendan Rodgers with the unwanted headache of another fixture, albeit it is only a short journey from Liverpool to fellow north-west side Bolton’s Macron Arena home ground.But on a day when the Premier League’s top three teams — Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton — were all knocked out of the FA Cup, together with Tottenham and Swansea, Rodgers may well be pleased that Liverpool were still in the draw for the last 16.Now former Liverpool turned Bolton striker Emile Heskey is set to face his old side again.The 37-year-old, who scored 60 goals in 223 appearances for the Reds from 2000 to 2004, barely had a chance on Saturday before he left to a standing ovation from both sets of supporters shortly before the hour mark.Liverpool were without captain Steven Gerrard, who was rested ahead of the second leg of their League Cup semi-final meeting with Chelsea on Tuesday, and the Merseysiders missed his inspirational presence against their second-tier opponents.Midfielder Joe Allen and defender Glen Johnson were included for the first time since Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester United in mid-December having recovered from knee and groin injuries respectively.Bolton manager Neil Lennon selected his strongest side as Heskey partnered fellow veteran Eidur Gudjohnsen in attack.Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, captain in Gerrard’s absence, forced Bogdan to scramble across goal to push a dipping half-volley from distance past the post.Henderson continued to dictate play confidently in midfield and he threaded a superb ball for the lively Raheem Sterling to run on to before the half hour, but the forward’s touch let him down at the crucial moment.– Set-piece threat –Sterling’s pace was Liverpool’s most potent threat against the Trotters and moments later, released by Philippe Coutinho, he cut inside on to his right foot only for Matt Mills to block his shot.Set-pieces looked Bolton’s best source of a goal and Dean Moxey caused a few hearts to flutter at the Kop End when his low effort flashed past the post after the ball dropped to him following a free-kick.Unable to penetrate an organised Bolton defence, Liverpool tried their luck from long range before half-time and Bogdan gathered well-struck efforts from Johnson and Adam Lallana.Liverpool unlocked the Bolton defence 10 minutes after the interval when Coutinho’s clever pass slipped in Sterling, however Bogdan rushed off his line to just beat the England forward to the ball.The hosts increased their intensity and a curling effort from the impressive Coutinho brought a fine diving save from Hungary international Bodgan, with Javier Manquillo unable to profit from the rebound.Bolton were not without the occasional chance of their own, though, and Gudjohnsen should have done better when he lifted a shot over the bar from Josh Vela’s cutback.Rodgers introduced Fabio Borini in a bid to give his side more cutting edge in the final third, and the Italy striker almost broke the deadlock with a curling effort which Bogdan tipped past the post.Liverpool appealed for a penalty with nine minutes remaining when Bolton substitute Jay Spearing, another former Liverpool player, bundled over Henderson but referee Kevin Friend waved away the appeals.There was still time for Emre Can to head wide from a good position and Lucas Leiva to force a fine save from Bogdan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the winner for Manchester United against Southampton © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic thanked his children and Jose Mourinho for getting him to sign for Manchester United but refused to commit his future to the club after his goals helped them win the League Cup.Ibrahimovic scored United’s first and their winner in a 3-2 victory over Premier League rivals Southampton at Wembley on Sunday as they lifted their first trophy under Mourinho. Both Portuguese manager Mourinho and Swedish striker Ibrahimovic are in their first season at Old Trafford, having previously worked together at Inter Milan.Ibrahimovic’s contract expires at the end of the season, although there is a one-year extension clause.His double against the Saints took his tally for the campaign to 26 goals and helped him win the 30th major trophy of his illustrious career.Asked about his plans for next season, Ibrahimovic said: “Let’s see what happens.“I think in your career you have moments. I did not come to England before because it was not the moment.Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster (centre) saves a shot from Zlatan Ibrahimovic © AFP / Ian KINGTON“I came when I thought it was the moment and the moment was there.”Ibrahimovic, 35, added: “If we speak about the coach (Mourinho), England, the Premier League, the club has to thank him because he called me and asked me to come here, otherwise I would not have been here.“Even my two kids wanted to see me play at United. I had my mind somewhere else. Before, everything was coming on top of the table, then Jose called.“I have a special relationship with him. When he called it was basically, ‘tell me what number I should wear’.“My mind was not here. Then my kids started to bump my head and Jose called, then I am here.”– ‘Feel like a lion’ –Ibrahimovic relished that he was confounding all those who thought him too old for the Premier League.“I know I look good. I feel fresh. I feel good,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic says © AFP / Ian KINGTON“I know I look good. I feel fresh. I feel good. I feel like an animal. I feel like a lion. I feel in good shape. I train hard.”Ibrahimovic was equally bullish when asked if the only way was down if he left United, one of world football’s most well-known teams.“For me, or the club?,” he replied. “I will stop on top. I will not play one game by being Ibrahimovic and for what I did before. If I don’t perform, if I don’t bring results, I will not play.“I will play as long as I can bring results.”Meanwhile Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, offered few clues to his client’s future in an interview with Talksport radio on Monday.“I never speak about contract details with the press — I think that’s something between the player, the club and myself,” he said.“I think we should keep it that way and just enjoy the moment and we’ll see what happens next year. I don’t disclude anything. Anything can happen and we will see what happens.“We’re now concentrated on the next cup. This was a very important cup and very emotional for him, for me and for Mourinho too.”Raiola said he’d never any doubts about Ibrahimovic’s ability to adjust to the Premier League.“Knowing how he is and what kind of person and man he is on and off the field, he can do it anywhere,” he said. “He’s the only player in the world who can be successful on Mars or the moon.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)