first_img Great,another excuse for why Sasha Banks can’t wrestle Charlotte for the title. WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Boston Cesaro Andy Grove July 16, 2016 at 12:51 am Comments are closed. Is WWE Losing Its Audience? unknown Please be Bayley please be Bayley please be Bayley please be Bayley. Videos Articles Here Comes Nikki Bella !!!! New match added to WWE Battleground cardWWE is now advertising WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks and a partner to be named for WWE Battleground on July 24.A tag team match at #WWEBattleground?! Who will @SashaBanksWWE recruit as a partner? #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/12HLJtrYYM— WWE (@WWE) July 15, 2016WWE legal goes after indy eventsWWE’s legal team sent a series of cease and desist letters to various independent wrestling promotions and convention promoters on Friday morning according to a report by PWInsider.com. The cease and desist letters are in regards to the use of WWE-owned photographs on advertising material featuring former WWE stars.WWE Network surveyWWE issued a new survey this week wanting feedback on possible benefits as part of a subscription to the WWE Network. According to a report by PWInsider.com, the options included downloads for offline viewing, the ability to buy WWE merchandise before it is provided to the public, the chance to vote for Hall of Fame inductees, discounts for yearly or six month memberships, an ad free version of WWE.com and more. The survey did mention these benefits would be part of a possible pricing tier increase to $12.99.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Vince July 16, 2016 at 5:27 pm Demond Theepitomeofsarcasm Jso Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Pinterest WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte center_img WhatsApp Here in Canada, promotions are always doing that and they also use the trademarked wwe ring names, music, images & logos. Twitter July 15, 2016 at 7:43 pm July 15, 2016 at 8:06 pm 6 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next July 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm Kurt Angle Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR it will possibly be a returning Naomi Cameron Huff New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next I’m guessing Sasha partner will be Paige. fayaz Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next July 18, 2016 at 2:09 amlast_img read more

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first_img Mat Thompson December 29, 2017 at 10:56 am Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Why no Rusev? English would be an awesome win, but why not push Rusev more now that the entire crowd is behind him? Doesn’t matter which New Day member is in. I’m guess Woods beats English at the very least. The match with Mahal sets up a nice 3 on 3 feud between New Day and Mahal with the Singh brothers. Xavier Woods Why Xavier Woods & not Kofi Kingston or Big E? Typical WWE, giving us more questions than answers! Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cameron Huff WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Videos Articles Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns December 30, 2017 at 12:05 am More often than not it’s Kofi and E as the tag team and really, as a singles competitor, I would think Xavier is more bankable, wither on the main show or 205 Live. Plus, really, does the WWE really want any more reminders of Xavier’s tag team ways? It’s almost a given that Roode will be US champ. Almost everyone else in those brackets have been previously buried. Al79 Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Facebook Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Triple H Videos Articles The Miz Comments are closed. 6 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next WWE announces bracket for US Title tournamentOn Thursday, WWE announced the following bracket for the US Title tournament to determine a new champion after Dolph Ziggler vacated the title.* Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode* Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley* Jinder Mahal vs. Tye Dillinger* Xavier Woods vs. Aiden EnglishRoode defeated Corbin and Mahal defeated Dillinger to advance in the tournament on this past week’s episode of Smackdown Live.The finals of the tournament will take place at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia on January 28. Videos following the 12/27 NXTWWE posted the following videos from after the 12/27 episode of NXT. WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 I don’t hate Jinder Mahal,but Bobby Roode is a better choice for United States Champion. December 29, 2017 at 11:53 am WhatsApp Pinterest Mat Thompson December 30, 2017 at 7:22 am Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Now Playing Up Next December 30, 2017 at 10:02 am Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Randy Torkkola WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT December 30, 2017 at 1:58 am Austen Allen Google+last_img read more

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first_img WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterest Google+ Twittercenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR After video was posted earlier today showing a confrontation between WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins, RAW GM Kurt Angle has booked a championship match between the two for Extreme Rules in two weeks.Ziggler will now defend the Intercontinental Championship against Rollins in a 30 Minute Iron Man match at the PPV in Pittsburgh on July 15.As reported earlier, the official website for the PPG Paints Arena seemed to spoil some matches that will be announced in the coming weeks for Extreme Rules..@HEELZiggler and @WWERollins are two of the best competitors on #Raw…and they’ll have their opportunity to see who’s better at #ExtremeRules… in a 30-minute #IronMan Match for the #ICTitle https://t.co/dlgYyn8ccz— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) July 2, 2018Update on Shinsuke Nakamura’s recoveryNikkan Sports is featuring an interview with WWE star Shinsuke Nakamura getting an update on his health after his was forced out of the ring after an incident in Bakersfield last week involving a police dog at the arena.According to the interview, Nakamura will likely remain out of action for another two weeks after he was bit on the leg by a police dog doing a sweep of the arena where a WWE live event was being held in California last week.The injury forced Nakamura off last week’s Smackdown Live taping and he was unable to wrestle at WWE events overseas in Japan and Taiwan this past weekend. WhatsApp Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segmentlast_img read more

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first_img Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE has confirmed a number of matches for tonight’s RAW in Phoenix.Officially announced for the show includes:– WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber qualifying matches will begin tonight (none of the competitors have been announced)– Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre– Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin– Plus, the fallout from last night’s Royal Rumble PPVWrestleview.com will have live RAW results tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 Central.Mike and Victoria Tedesco will be live on YouTube immediately following RAW!last_img read more

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first_imgVancouver – Sen. Lynda Wilson, Reps. Paul Harris and Vicki Kraft, all Republicans representing east Vancouver’s 17th Legislative District in Olympia, will co-host a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Legislators will take questions and provide their perspective on the 2017 legislative session.To participate, community members can call 360- 209-6592. Once connected, they can listen in and press * (star) on their telephone keypad to ask questions.Questions prior to the telephone town hall meeting can be directed to:• Sen. Wilson at 360-786-7632 or lynda.wilson@leg.wa.gov• Rep. Harris at 360-786-7976 or paul.harris@leg.wa.gov• Rep. Kraft at 360-786-7994 or vicki.kraft@leg.wa.govlast_img

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first_imgA 19-year-old man who was under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree off state Highway 500, injuring two of his passengers, was sentenced Thursday to five months on the jail’s work release program.Skyler P. Scott of Vancouver pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to vehicular assault while driving under the influence in the May 28 crash. His sentence will allow him to work outside in the community and be confined when he’s not working.According to a probable cause affidavit, Scott was driving a friend’s 2004 Pontiac Vibe east on the highway about 6:40 a.m. when the vehicle left the road, re-entered the highway and then veered off the road again. The Pontiac traveled through private property and struck a tree.Both of the rear passengers — Sadie Akers and Aaron Donald, both 19 — sustained injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Donald sustained the most serious injuries, which included brain bleeding, the affidavit states.Scott and a front passenger, a juvenile, ran from the crash scene, court records said.Clark County sheriff’s deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers found the two about a mile from the crash scene, according to the court document.last_img read more

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first_imgRaw sewage that flowed freely into the Columbia River will likely have minimal environmental impact, a state official said Thursday.Due to the flow of the Columbia River, the 400,000 gallons of sewage — which contained feces, urine and laundry waste — was quickly diluted. Vancouver accidentally discharged raw sewage into the Columbia River Saturday due to a stream of power surges that rendered the Westside Wastewater treatment facility’s backup generators inoperable. Residents weren’t notified of the release, however, until four days later because city staff neglected to inform the city’s public information officer of the incident.Although raw sewage has the potential to sicken humans and animals, any potential danger had already passed.“Probably the most immediate environmental impact is what is in the sewage, what that’s going to do to increase nutrients in the Columbia River,” said David Bennett, communications manager for the Washington Department of Ecology. “While that is not going to have a lot of immediate effects, down the road it may.”The sewage should not pose a threat to aquatic life because it mixed quickly with the river’s waters, Bennett said. The mixing area is also away from the shore and near the bottom of the river, so human contact was likely limited.The city could potentially face a fine, however for the unpermitted, accidental release.“Any time a facility like this is out of compliance, even in an instance like this where it was apparently of no fault of their own, there’s always a possibly for a fine,” Bennett said. The Department of Ecology serves as the state’s environmental protection watchdog and issues fines for compliance violations.“But right now our priority is working with the city and the company that manages the wastewater facility to get them back in full compliance,” he said. “They’re already taking steps to do that.”Katy Sword: 360-735-4534; katy.sword@columbian.com. Twitter: twitter.com/katyswordlast_img read more

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first_imgA Vancouver man involved in a drive-by shooting, apparently done in reprisal for the theft of a quarter-pound of marijuana, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.David Serrano-Smith Tovar, 19, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to drive-by shooting in the May 31 incident on Southeast Columbia Way just east of the Interstate 5 Bridge. He also pleaded guilty to bail jumping and possessing cocaine and methamphetamine in two other cases.Someone reported hearing six to 10 gunshots coming from an older-model, light brown SUV. Upon arrival, police found a white GMC Acadia with four people inside. The occupants said someone shot at them. Officers found bullet holes on the left side of the Acadia’s rear door, the rear support arm near the left rear axle, and the right-side rear tire, according to an affidavit of probable cause.One of the victims told police that the group had met up with a man named Justin Lee to buy a quarter-pound of marijuana in a nearby parking lot. Lee was in a brown Chevrolet Blazer. When they produced the money, Lee’s passenger, Tovar, pulled a firearm on them, the affidavit states.As the victims sped away, Lee gave chase in the Blazer, with Tovar hanging out the window shooting at them, court records said.last_img read more

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first_imgA Vancouver couple appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court after allegedly attacking a man with baseball bats, breaking his nose and jaw, court records state.Damien A. Gaustad, 19, faces an allegation of first-degree assault and Reyna Diaz, 22, faces an allegation of second-degree assault stemming from the early Thursday morning incident at the Marketplace Apartments park.Vancouver police were called shortly before 12:50 a.m. to the apartments at 2900 General Anderson Ave., for a weapons disturbance and assault, emergency dispatch records show.The victim, Richard Barrera, told police he was assaulted by a man and woman with metal baseball bats near the basketball court of the apartment complex, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Barrera said the woman, later identified by police as Diaz, swung her bat at him, but he blocked it with his hand. The male assailant, later identified as Gaustad, then knocked Barrera to the ground. While on the ground, Diaz struck Barrera in the back with the bat, the affidavit states.last_img read more

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first_imgNature sure played an April Fool’s joke on us Monday. While writing my column on Saturday afternoon for Sunday, forecast models showed the low in Southern Oregon moving northward for a good soaker on Monday. It actually remained just south of the Columbia River, and the bulk of the rain remained to our south.Oh well. The joys of weather forecasting. One has to have thick skin and keep a sense of humor. I’m sure that is ingrained in my strands of gray hair by now. So today and Wednesday, we have just a chance of showers and nothing heavy. The latter half of the week looks wet and wetter. A storm is forecast to bring heavy rain and wind to the coast Thursday and Friday with breezy and rainy weather locally.The last weekend of spring break appears to be unsettled weather. Bummer. I was hoping for at least a few clear and sunny days. Probably happen next week when the classrooms are full. The flowering trees lining many of our roads are in full bloom and absolutely looking great thanks to the calm weather.I saw many of you out and about over the weekend, which had fair, warm weather. Many were working in the flower beds and mowing grass. Others washing the car and playing at the park. It was a great weekend everywhere in the Pacific Northwest and quite nice along the Washington Coast, though a little breezy Saturday with calm winds and warm sunshine Sunday.Now that we have the month of March out of the way, we will certainly see what April brings. Of course, there will be April showers for the May flowers. Hopefully, no destructive weather such as severe thunderstorms and small tornadoes. There will be plenty of pollen in the air attacking allergy sufferers. Time for those antihistamines.last_img read more

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first_imgThe executive is in full control of the state media and could respond to any thing broadcast or printed by other media houses. The authorities who are dissatisfied with anything written or broadcast should exercise their right to reply.The media is nothing but an instrument for the amplification of the voices of different sectors of society. Anybody who is threatened by the media is not committed to the principle of accountability and transparency.The ultimate role of the media is to give outlet to the right of every person to freedom of expression. There could be no freedom of expression without freedom of the media. ]]>last_img

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first_imgBy Mustapha Jallow Information reaching this medium have it that Isha Jallow, wife of General Saul Badjie has been arrested and detained at the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Brusubi Police Station. The incident happened yesterday, 12th February 2018, around 10am, a source confirmed to this medium.The source revealed that the Task Force registry that operates under the purview of the Justice Ministry, busted Gen. Badjie’s wife who was transferring her husband’s belongings in Bijilo to another apartment at Old Yundum on the Coast Road.‘‘We found his wife in the house and asked her what her mission was and she indicated that she came to remove her husband’s belongings. We escorted her to where she took the belongings and eventually saw it and involved the Police to investigate the matter,’’ the source disclosed.‘‘First when we visited the compound, we were given the impression that nothing was inside the house but now we discovered that there were some items inside the rooms,’’ the source further said.The source disclosed that the wife together with a relative of Badjie, have been handed over to CI Unit of the Brusubi Police for further investigation. ‘‘They were taken to the police for questioning,’’ the source said.The source disclosed that Badjie’s wife left the country before the presidential elections and was based in Dakar; that her return was to transport the belongings of her husband out of the country.Our source finally concluded that the two apartments have since been heavily guarded by armed personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU).It could be recalled that Gen. Saul Badjie fled the country with the former president to Equitorial Guinea and the wife left for Senegal well before the presidential elections that ousted the former president. At the time of going to press, the Police PRO Superintendent David Kujabi was contacted to shed light on the matter but he told this reporter that he was not aware and could not confirm the story because it was late.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Yankuba Jallow The Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation on Wednesday July 25th 2018, appeared before the Chairperson of the Select Committee on Public Enterprise of the National Assembly, Halifa Sallah, to present the Corporation’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2015. The report indicated that the Corporation acts as the sole pension provider to employees in both the public and private sectors; that it operates housing schemes on a mortgage or commercial basis to the general public.In the audited report by Augustus Prom, it is indicated that the audit did not indicate the implementation status of the audit issues raised in the previous Internal Audit Reports of the Corporation. August Prom auditors told the Select Committee on Public Enterprises, that they were not provided with the Annual Work Plan of the Internal Audit Unit for review.On the Internal Audit Manual, Augustus Prom Auditors stated that certain key controls and compliance aspects, should have formed part of the areas to be reviewed. On staff loans, the auditors observed that there is no mention of ensuring that there is adequate collateral in place. On rental income, the auditors indicated that there is no linkage of the income to the contracts and ensuring that contracts are in place and valid. Furthermore, the auditors point out that there is no mention of ‘spot check cash-counts’ without notification and cash-counts for cash collection areas within the Corporation. The auditors also indicated that there is no mechanism to ensure loan agreements are in place, for loans to be disbursed.The Auditors recommended that the Internal Audit Unit should work on developing an annual work plan and have it approved by the Board’s Audit sub-committee, which will act as a further guide to the unit. Hence enhancing its effectiveness. Also, the auditors recommended that the Corporation’s internal audit reports should have a section indicating the implementation status of the previous year’s audit observations, which would enable the unit to follow up and trace the implementation status of their recommendations, for systems and compliance improvements.Muhammed Manjang, the Director General of the Corporation said they have recorded a consolidated net surplus of D5.47 million, where the Federated Pension Scheme, FPS, accounted for D21.10 million, National Provident Fund, NPF, accounted for a deficit of D15.06 million, Housing and Finance Fund, HFF, accounted for a deficit of D4.37 million whereas the Industrial Compensation Fund, ICF, accounted for D3.80 million.Manjang dilated that total Net Assets of the Corporation grew by 4% from D5.49 billion in 2014, to D5.68 billion in December 2015, of which D1.46 billion was accounted for by the FPS, whilst NPF, HFF and Industrial Injuries Compensation Fund, IICF, contributed for D3.32 billion, D535.53 million and D366.60 million respectively.“Member’s Fund grew by 5% to D5 billion during the year under review. The FPF registered a growth of D76 million to D1.426 billion at the end of the year. The NPF saw a growth of D135 million including interest on member’s accounts to D3.22 billion and IICF grew by D45.14 million, to D365.88 million,” he said. On his part, the Finance Director Abdoulie Cham, said the surplus for the year 2015 on the FPF, was D21,100,000 which in his words, is less than that of the year 2014, which was D27,844,000.In the Augustus Prom Audit, the auditors indicated that NPF, which total equity investments amounted to D1,152,000,000 with an amount of D709 million which is non-performing and comprises 61.55% of total equity of the NPF; that there is a total loan amount of D1,157,000,000 disbursed to member institutions which have been non-moving since 2013; that this means there have been no repayments to the fund, for a period of three years. The Auditors opined that these matters could have a future negative impact on the Corporation if trends continues.On the NPF, the Finance Director disclosed that the Corporation for the year 2015, registered a deficit of D15,062,000 whereas in the year 2014, it accounted for D25,534,000 as a deficit.“Also on the HFF, the Corporation registered a deficit of D4,367,000 at the end of the year 2015 whilst at end 2014 the deficit was D3,311,000,” stated Cham.The Committee continues sittings today, for clarification and recommendation among other issues, at 11 am.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Isatou Ceesay Bah In the ongoing trial of eight former National Intelligence Agency operatives, Justice Kumba Sillah Camara of the High Court in Banjul ruled that on Monday 31 July 2018 that the court will open a Voir Dire (trial within a trial).This follows argument yesterday   between Lawyer EE Chime  the defence counsel of the first accused person Yankuba Badjie and the lead prosecution counsel Antouman Gaye about the Yankuba Badjie’s cautionary  statement.Counsel EE Chime told the court that the first accused’s  cautionary statement was not taken voluntarily. Counsel Antouman Gaye however argued that the first accused should be open to the court at the initial point  and inform the court that his statement was not voluntarily made so that they will know the step to take.Counsel EE Chime asked the court to give them time for the defence to get the copy of the statement.Counsel Gaye further applied for an adjournment for the defence to bring the copy of the statement in court and to help them prepare for the Voir Dire.The application was granted and the matter is adjourned to Monday 31 July for the 22nd Prosecution Witness Alagie K Manneh a detective sergeant to Testify as to whether the cautionary statement was voluntarily or not.In the trial within a trial the court will examine through testimonies whether or not the cautionary statement of Yankuba Badgie was obtained without duress or inducement in the presence of an independent witness. If the court decides that this was the case it will admit it and the statement will form part of the evidence before the court. Otherwise, the court will reject it.last_img read more

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first_imgWilly Caballero has featured in every single Chelsea’s FA Cup game this season and he believes that his team will be able to eliminate Southampton in the semifinals and win another trophy.The Argentinian knows that this season has been a difficult one for the Blues and they have been unsuccessful in other competitions – so this one, FA Cup, is becoming more and more important for them and it can change the whole view on this season.The former Manchester City player spoke about his side’s chances as he said, according to chelseafc.com:“For me and the team, we have good memories and moments.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“One of these for me was the Norwich replay which I remember a lot. We went through by penalty shoot-out and in the last two or three years, I have had good experiences in penalties. In this case, you need a bit of luck to go through and we did it.”“At Leicester, we did another very good job as well. We have done pretty well in the FA Cup so far and we have to keep on this way.”“This is a very important game after what we’ve done in the other competitions this season. We have to play it as a final. We are happy because all of our supporters are going to be at Wembley, but the most important thing is to ride to the final and win another trophy.”last_img read more

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has set himself the aim of entering the history books once more ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League final against Liverpool on SaturdayLos Blancos are on course to win the competition for a record-equalling third consecutive time and a 13th time throughout their history.Only Ajax (1971 – 73) and Bayern Munich (1974 – 76) have won the Champions League three consecutive times and Ronaldo, who could win the competition for a fifth time in his career, admitted that it would be amazing to join those two great teams in the history books.“It would be a historic moment. We are excited as a team. You can see it around the training ground: we’re not conscious of how historic it would be because everybody is completely focused on the game. But, afterwards, if everything goes well, we will enter into the history books. I’m confident, I’m feeling fit and I can see my teammates are all geared up,” said the 33-year-old, according to AS.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…He added: “If I win a fifth it would be amazing.”The Portuguese forward revealed that playing in the Champions League has always been “special” for him.“The Champions League is a special competition. I love playing in Europe. We have been through some fantastic moments, these are always amazing games. PSG, Juventus… you have to play against the best teams. Of course, I know you want me to say the overhead kick, but at this club we are always involved in special moments. It was the same last year, when I scored a hat-trick… something always happens in this competition. There was the overhead kick against Juventus but let’s not forget I scored in every group stage game…” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgOlympic Champion & World Record Holder Usain Bolt’s dream of becoming a professional football appears to be still on with negotiations with Australian A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners over a six-week trial currently ongoingThe eight-time Olympic champion is hoping to seal a six-week trial with the club and his agent, Tony Rallis, has already made a public announcement that the trial has been agreed on by the Australian club in “principle”.The Jamaican has long desired to become a professional footballer now that his athletics career has reached its end and he even did some training sessions with Borussia Dortmund earlier this year.Bolt has been lately training with a Norwegian top-flight football team called Stromsgodset and was even invited to train with his beloved Manchester United at their Carrington training complex in the past.Now Central Coast Mariners have released a statement on the negotiations have commenced between the club and Bolt.Perth Glory boss warns squad to not get starstruck by United Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Perth Glory manager Tony Popovic warned his players against getting starstruck ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Manchester United.“The Central Coast Mariners would like to publicly address the negotiations between the Club and Usain Bolt.“The Club can confirm that it has been in negotiations with the Olympic Champion & World Record Holder, regarding the opportunity to trial here on the Central Coast.“The Central Coast Mariners remain committed to discussions with the ‘world’s fastest man’ and his management team, regarding what role the Club may play in Bolt’s burning ambition to become a professional footballer.“It is crucial to note that all discussions between the Central Coast Mariners and Bolt require an initial six-week-trial period and no contract is guaranteed.”last_img read more

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first_imgReinhard Rauball has announced that he will step down from his role as the German Football League (DFL) president at the end of this seasonRauball has acted as the DFL president for the past 11 years and has elected to stand down in favour of a younger leader taking over.However, the 71-year-old will remain as president of Borussia Dortmund.“After intensive consideration, I have decided not to be available again for the job with the DFL this coming summer,” read a statement.“It is only logical that, from this point on, younger people take over leadership and responsibility in a new DFL structure.“I informed my colleagues in the DFL presidium today. My decision relates exclusively to my work at the DFL and not to my future with Borussia Dortmund.“Of course, until the DFL general assembly of 2019, I will continue to fulfil the mission of the clubs with full commitment. I want to leave the field in good order.”Persönliche Erklärung von #DFL-Präsident Dr. Reinhard Rauball: „Ich möchte ein bestelltes Feld hinterlassen“ ➡️ https://t.co/erJMuChh5T pic.twitter.com/MvDe1pbkoy— DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (@DFL_Official) September 10, 2018Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke praised Rauball for his contributions to German football, particularly between 2013 and 2014.That year saw an all-German Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund with the national side itself going on to claim the 2014 World Cup.Hans-Joachim told the club website: ”Reinhard Rauball’s decision has to be respected, as difficult as that may be,”“In the name of all of us at Borussia Dortmund, I would like to give him a big thank you for the extraordinarily successful time he’s enjoyed in the role.”The league association has developed in a really positive way under his leadership. From a purely sporting perspective, you’d have to say the World Cup triumph in 2014 and the all-German Champions League final in 2013 between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich were the highlights of his time as president.“Having said this, it should also not be forgotten that Reinhard Rauball always did his utmost to maintain a crucially important balance of interests between the bigger clubs and the smaller clubs in German football.“He deserves the utmost respect for his longstanding, successful work, which was always centred around constructive dialogue.”last_img read more

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first_imgIn one of the most complicated fields that Barcelona has played against throughout the last decade, the Cules beat Real Sociedad with goals by Suarez and Dembele.Every single season it’s the same deal, whenever Barcelona gets to win at Anoeta stadium against Real Sociedad, good things tend to happen in the tournament for the Blaugrana. It has been a very complicated fixture for the big three clubs in the Spanish La Liga, only Barcelona was able to get a victory and they barely got it after surviving the hell that can be San Sebastian. In past seasons, there have always been moments in which the Catalan club leaves points behind when they face Real and today could’ve easily been one of those days. But this Barcelona proved today that they are equipped to play in the most complicated fields, and deliver the result even if they didn’t perform well at the end of the day. The big hero of the match was German goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who made at least five impressive saves that take him all the way to the top as the goalie with the greatest capacity to win matches on his own. Right now, there is no other squad in Europe that can say they have another goalkeeper like him but made two specific interventions that were worth the three points by the end of the match.?@mterstegen1 ? Real Sociedad ???#RealSociedadBarça pic.twitter.com/OkgKzoVlqZ— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 15, 2018But Real Sociedad proved from the very start of the match that they weren’t going to allow Barcelona to take the three points home that easily, an unstoppable Elustondo volley gave his squad the opener before the 15-minute mark and left Barcelona with a lot of work to do for the rest of the game. Fortunately for the Catalan club, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are in great form right now and they were the ones who turned the match around but it wasn’t until the last half hour of the game. The first half was extremely difficult to endure for the visiting side, they had all the stadium rooting against them and a frankly well-organized Real Sociedad that could’ve easily scored a couple more goals during the first 45 minutes of the match that may have changed the whole outcome of the result. But Ter Stegen and the defense commanded by Pique and Umtiti were on point, for the most part, and only the goal was a moment of weakness for the Barcelona backline at the start of the game. What Real Sociedad did best during the whole 90 minutes was staying on top of Leo Messi, the Argentine wasn’t able to penetrate the defense at all during the match and he grew increasingly desperate to make a difference.77: Final change for Barça?Arturo Vidal?Dembélé# RealSociedadBarça pic.twitter.com/2zt1vEzZknDavid Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 15, 2018It really wasn’t that Barcelona played a bad game, they always struggle in this stadium and manager Asier Garitano knows the Catalan club well enough to know what their weaknesses are. The key here was to not let Messi develop his game, they accomplished that with a dual coverage made by Zubeldia and Pardo where they didn’t let Messi keep the ball comfortably for more than two seconds. But Ernesto Valverde got prepared for this scenario, the goals actually came from corner kicks that the squad practiced during the week and they paid off big time. It was a time lapse of just over four minutes, the first one came two minutes after an hour of play, Luis Suarez picked up a loose ball during a corner kick and buried it inside. The next goal came just three minutes later, this time it was Dembele who was near the outskirts of the box and also struck the ball hard to bury it past the keeper after a second corner kick in just four minutes. This was enough for Barcelona to take the three points home and stay at the very top of the table, where they are now alone after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid’s results from later in the day. Ter Stegen was there to save the final minutes, his interventions are what gave Barça the victory.⏰ All over in Anoeta!Real Sociedad 1-2 FC Barcelona⚽ Aritz Elustondo / Suárez and Dembélé#RealSociedadBarça?? #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/8aBcpD2Ppi— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 15, 2018How long do you think Barcelona can keep La Liga’s lead this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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first_imgArgentine forward Lionel Messi, has trained with his Barcelona teammates all week and seems like he will return against Internazionale Milano.Lionel Messi’s words about wanting to win the Champions League badly at the start of the season, seem to have become a mantra for the Argentine who is training hard for next week’s match against Internazionale Milano.FC Barcelona will play at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Tuesday, a day that Lionel Messi has set as a target for his imminent return from the elbow injury he suffered a couple of weeks ago.The initial prognosis for recovery that the Barcelona medical staff released was a full month, but the Argentine is crazy about playing this season as he feels like this could be a good one for him.We could already see him last Sunday watching the match against Real Madrid without the splint on his left arm, but he surprised us even more last Monday when he stepped on the pitch to practice alongside his teammates.There still wasn’t a general idea of when Messi would return to a competitive match until this Thursday.The Argentine won’t travel to Vallecas as a cautionary measure because the doctors want him to practice some more without the splint, but the sensations are that the forward is ready to play tomorrow if necessary.👋November👀💪Next challenge: ⚽ #RayoBarça 🔵🔴#ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/xDLQDsrkjh— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 1, 2018During the whole week, Messi was already spotted making sprints without feeling any pain on his arm and the medical staff has decided that they will use a mechanism that will be easier for him to move without risking the injured area of his arm.As he completed this Thursday’s session, the star was already part of the team’s starting eleven during the mini-match and he proved that the pain is completely gone.This fast recovery process takes us back to 2014 when he suffered a nasty knee injury and also took half the time that was previously estimated to come back, Messi is just like Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to their physical state.Both players are freaks of nature who are especially gifted, and they don’t take long to recover from injuries when they do get one.Both of them love the competition to a level where their own thirst for glory, is the biggest healer when they have fallen due to an injury setback.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Messi’s example in this arm fracture is only one of many, we can already be certain that manager Ernesto Valverde is considering him to even start the match at the Giuseppe Meazza.Watching Leo so involved in everything that’s happening this season, can only get us more excited for the second half when every single title gets decided.👑 Leo #Messi & @samumtiti 😄A picture that puts a smile on every Barça fan’s face 🌞💪 #ForçaBarça 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/9CKZ64UBFK— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 2, 2018Messi is after Cristiano and Di Stefano’s recordIn football history, there have been only two of the all-time greats who have a legendary record in the European Cup’s history, they are Cristiano Ronaldo and Alfredo Di Stefano.These two are the only players who are amongst the all-time greats list, who have conquered the European Cup a total of five times. Both are Real Madrid legends and Messi wants to get in on the action, he has won four Champions League trophies so far during his career and he obviously wants to join the club alongside the other two legends this season.Looking at him coming back from his injury with that sense of urgency, makes us believe that he really wants to reach that record this season if possible.Barcelona does look like they are going to be unplayable this year, but they will need Messi at his best for the most difficult matches and next Tuesday will be one of those days.Don’t be surprised if Messi plays against Inter and then goes back to the bench a few days later against Real Betis before the international break, his biggest target this season is the Champions League and he will do anything to win it.💫 Magic #Messi 🎩 pic.twitter.com/6dO1cDMNwg— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 1, 2018What do you think about the quickness of Lionel Messi’s recovery process for Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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