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Black Sox double dip against Grimshaw postponed

first_imgThe Black Sox are scheduled to play three games over the next week. The team will welcome the Rycroft Rage on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., at the College Diamonds, and that’s followed by a double header rematch in Peace River next Saturday afternoon.- Advertisement –last_img

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Is there room at Liverpool, Arsenal or Man City for this Real Madrid star?

first_imgReal Madrid attacking midfielder Isco could be set for a move to the Premier League in January.Reports are suggesting Liverpool and Arsenal have renewed their interest in the Spain international, who joined Carlo Ancelotti’s side in 2013 for £24m after a hugely impressive two-year spell with Malaga.However, the 22-year-old has failed to feature regularly for the European champions and following the glamour signings of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, a move may be needed to continue his development.Isco made 53 appearances last season, though many of those games saw him begin on the bench, and a lack of first team football lead to his omission from Spain’s World Cup squad.As well as Liverpool and Arsenal, Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini is thought to be preparing a renewed bid for the player.Pellegrini forged a close bond with him during their time together at Malaga, and City made an offer for the player last summer, but he decided to move to Real instead.Once heralded as the most exciting prospect in Spanish football, Isco came through the academy at Valencia, before moving to Malaga in 2011.The youngster began to establish himself under Pellegrini, and helped the Spanish club qualify for the 2012/13 Champions League, impressing both domestically and in Europe the following season.That prompted Los Blancos to bring the midfielder to the Spanish capital, but he has since found opportunities limited.While a move to the Premier League may appeal to the 22-year-old, it is difficult to see where he fits in at any of those three clubs.By trade Isco is an attacking midfielder, a position Liverpool, Arsenal and City are at their strongest, with Raheem Sterling, Mesut Ozil and David Silva in their ranksHe has also played as a deep-lying midfielder, and as a false nine, but both were failed experiments, and he lacks the temperament, and physicality to play in such positions.While there is no doubting his ability, Isco needs a team to be built around him, much in the way Malaga played to his strengths and he was able to excel and guide them to the Champions League.It’s a similar situation to Shinji Kagawa, who rejoined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.The Japan international was integral to Dortmund’s back-to-back Bundesliga titles from 2011/12, but failed to impress during his two-years at Old Trafford, with the midfielder just one of a number of stars.Nonetheless, given his undoubted class, Isco would be a welcome addition to the Premier League.Which club do you think Isco should join if he moves to the Premier League? Comment below… Isco 1last_img read more

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SLOWEY LEFT ‘DEVASTATED AND TRAUMATISED’ BY BYRNE-GATE SCANDAL

first_imgINDEPENDENT councillor Terence Slowey has been left ‘devastated and traumatised’ by a legal storm at Donegal County Council yesterday, friends have said.The councillor wept as fellow councillors paid tribute to him in the wake of the Byrne-gate scandal – an admission by Fianna Fail councillor Brendan Byrne that he had commissioned solicitors’ letters threatening to sue Cllr Slowey, including one from former county manager Michael McLoone which he said he knew nothing about.All the legal correspondence was read into the county council records yesterday. In them it showed that Cllr Byrne had got a legal firm to issue proceedings against Cllr Slowey for remarks he made in the council chamber in November.But Mr McLoone’s lawyers wrote to the council to say he had NEVER asked Carrick councillor Byrne to issue proceedings on his behalf.Cllr Byrne admitted his role in the chamber yesterday afternoon.Councillors from Fine Gael, Sinn Fein, Labour and the Independent benches condemned the Fianna Fail man for his role in the affair. Former Mayor Noel McBride said: “Cllr Slowey and his family have been put through an awful experience by these letters being sent to him in the days before Christmas as his loved ones arrived home.“It was a severely traumatic and distressing time for Cllr Slowey.”Fellow Fine Gael councillor Micky Doherty told Cllr Byrne he should “pack your bags and leave” after what he described as “disgraceful behaviour.”Fianna Fail however is refusing to get involved in the row, Cllr Ciaran Brogan insisting the row “is a matter between Cllr Slowey and Cllr Byrne.”Cllr Slowey says he doesn’t want to comment, on the advice of his solicitor. SLOWEY LEFT ‘DEVASTATED AND TRAUMATISED’ BY BYRNE-GATE SCANDAL was last modified: February 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:SLOWEY LEFT ‘DEVASTATED AND TRAUMATISED’ BY BYRNE-GATE SCANDALlast_img read more

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HARPS FANS DELIGHT AS MOTORMOUTH RODDY COLLINS APPOINTED WATERFORD UNITED MANAGER

first_imgRODDY COLLINS has officially been appointed the new manager of Waterford United, but Finn Harps fans are wishing it had happened last week. Collins received a scathing backlash from Harps who were infuriated with his claims in his weekly column with the Irish Star that the League of Ireland would be better off without Finn Harps. In their first home match since his ridiculous comments the Finn Harps ‘FBTN ‘ decided to poke fun at the former Derry City and Bohemians manager by branding facemasks of Roddy Collins during their 3-2 win over Waterford United.With the news of his return to League of Ireland management announced this morning we’re sure that the Finn Harps supporters are delighted to hear he’s back in football.The Finn Harps ‘FBTN’ are sure to offer Roddy a very ‘warm’ reception when he returns to Finn Park later in the season. 🙂  HARPS FANS DELIGHT AS MOTORMOUTH RODDY COLLINS APPOINTED WATERFORD UNITED MANAGER was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps FCnewsRoddy CollinssoccerSportlast_img read more

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Spurs won’t sell midfielder to QPR

first_imgTottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said there is “no chance” of him selling midfielder Niko Kranjcar to QPR.Rangers have enjoyed a good relationship with Spurs and have spent previous transfer windows waiting to discover which players Redknapp is willing to part with.But he says he is not looking to offload Kranjcar, who also played under him at Portsmouth.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Twitterlast_img

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Garcia, Harvey shine on opening day

first_imgFERNDALE >> Trainer Margie Cantrell doesn’t claim to be a boxer, but the highly-respected trainer will pack a solid one-two punch in today’s $7,800 Rick Sousa Purse feature at the Humboldt County Fair.Cantrell will send out Gabe’s Pride and Weyand, both fresh from game sprint scores, in the Sousa headliner, which lured a very competitive cast of eight speedsters.Named for one of Ferndale’s favorite citizens, the Rich Sousa Purse is carded as the sixth race on an eight-race program and run at …last_img read more

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Warriors Profiles: Kerr ready to joyfully guide craft into uncharted waters

first_imgThe man behind the machine appears to be happy and healthy headed into the Warriors’ 3-peat bid. That’s excellent news for a team with just as much firepower as ever (more if DeMarcus Cousins returns to health), only in need of the steady hand of its skipper.This is the final installment of our ‘Game Faces’ feature. Our Kevin Durant profile also just posted — check it out.It’s time to unveil some shiny new bling and tip this season off. In case you missed any of our other profiles (and cool …last_img read more

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BCCI may announce new owners of IPL team Deccan Chargers today

first_imgThe fate of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Deccan Chargers — currently owned by Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL ) — could be decided on Thursday with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) opening the bids made by potential buyers and announcing the new buyer if all the criteria set are met.The cash strapped owners of the troubled franchise have put the team up for sale and auction bids would be tabled in Chennai. DCHL has been in a major financial crisis so it put the team up for sale after breaching IPL rules by mortgaging Deccan Chargers to various banks against borrowed funds.Failing to resolve the matter with the BCCI, the owners were left with no option but to put the 2009 champions up for sale. Reports claimed the expected base price for the bid could be around Rs 750 crore.Sources claimed that the likes of RPG Group, Jaypee Group, Peepul Capital and Adani Group were in the fray to procure the franchise. Deccan Chargers was originally bought by DCHL ahead of the inaugural season in 2008 for a price of Rs 428 crore.For a side that is one of only the four IPL teams to have won the prestigious title, Deccan Chargers’ fall from champions to the auction comes as a shock. The fortunes of the 2009 IPL champions’ parent company took an unexpected dip, affecting the team’s operations.To add to their woes, the on-field fortunes of the team too have been on the downswing since the dizzy heights of 2009. Following the poor on-field displays major sponsors too reportedly withdrew their association with the team. An overhaul of the management team too seemed to backfire leading to further crisis in the Deccan Chargers camp.advertisementlast_img read more

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Cuadrado has ‘no problem’ giving up Juve No.7 shirt to Ronaldo

first_img\R Bogota, Jul 13 (AFP) Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado says he is happy to give up his Juventus No.7 shirt to the Italian champions’ new signing and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. After nine years, four Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid, Ronaldo completed a surprise move to Italy’s Serie A earlier this week, saying “the time has come to open a new stage in my life.” Ever since he joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon as a gangly 18-year-old in 2003, Ronaldo has worn the No.7 shirt and has even created his own CR7 fashion label, in a reference to his initials and jersey number. “We know what he represents with his shirt and I didn’t have any problem (giving it up),” Cuadrado said in a press conference in Bogota. “For me the most important thing is to train hard and be ready for the coach when he sends me onto the pitch to play, which will now be with (the number) 588.” On Wednesday, Cuadrado had already sent a welcome message to Ronaldo insinuating he would give up claims to the coveted No.7.Cuadrado is more interested in Ronaldo’s abilities than what shirt number dons either player’s back. “He’ll bring a lot to Juventus with this hunger he has for winning,” he said. “He’s one of the best in the world and with what he’s done and his experience, he’ll help us a lot.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

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