Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez during the English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds (US dollars 80 million) on a five year deal Tuesday July 10, 2018, as it further strengthens its team after winning the English Premier League title. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title.The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester’s astonishing run to the title in 2016, but has been pushing to leave the central England club for a year.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a perfect for me, and City’s performances last season were outstanding … I believe my own game can develop under Pep’s management.”City director of football Txiki Begiristain said Mahrez “beats defenders and creates space … We’re sure he will bring additional attacking quality to our squad.”Mahrez helped Leicester to a shock league title, and then played a major role in the club reaching the Champions League quarterfinals the following season.He made 180 appearances for Leicester, scoring 48 goals.ADVERTISEMENT Del Potro ‘proud’ to be in same era as Nadal — now he wants to beat him Pep Guardiola’s City, which won the league by 19 points in May, confirmed Tuesday evening that Mahrez has signed a five-year contract.Mahrez will go down as one of the bargains of the Premier League era, having joined Leicester for a reported 400,000 pounds (now $530,000) from French club Le Havre in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Scoring 17 goals in Leicester’s title-winning campaign saw Mahrez voted as player of the year in England in 2016.“I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola. They’re redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it,” Mahrez said on City’s website. View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

Update – Shaw customers without cable and internet

first_imgHe says the company hopes to have the cable repaired within the next few hours. **Update – As of 4:30pm, most customers should have service restored following an outage that started at 10:30am this morning. Shaw Cable and Internet services are down in parts of Northeastern B.C.- Advertisement -The outage currently affects just over 5,500 customers in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.Cam Kernahan, the VP of Operations for Shaw Communications, says a fibre optic cable was cut around 10:34 a.m. by crews doing road construction west of Grande Prairie.Kernahan says the same problem occurred Monday afternoon and the cable was fixed in approximately three and a half hours.Crews are working to repair the cable and are trying to ensure the same problem does not happen again.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ozil’s vision, Messi’s feet and Allen’s beard – the ultimate footballer?

first_img1 The ultimate footballer Is this the ultimate footballer?With Mesut Ozil’s vision, Lionel Messi’s feet and Joe Allen’s beard we think this player could go far.In addition he’s got Neymar’s brain and the combined power of Hulk and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Let us know which footballers would form your ultimate player either in the comments below or on the talkSPORT Facebook page.Follow deadline day live with talkSPORT right here.last_img

Chelsea, Man City and Barcelona rivals in race to sign Juventus ace

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The Turin club, however, are unlikely to listen to offers this summer and it would take a bid of over £70m to get them to come to the negotiating table.Juve are planning to keep hold of Pjanic and they have even spoken to him about a new contract. Latest transfer news IN DEMAND 2 Juve are reportedly willing to pay the midfielder over £100,000-a-week to stay, which would make him one of the Italian champions’ top earners. LIVING THE DREAM 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED REVEALED targets Juventus are not open to selling Pjanic this summer three-way race moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Pjanic has won successive doubles since joining Juventus two years ago Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City are all reported to be interested in Juventus star Miralem Pjanic.The trio of clubs are on the hunt for midfield reinforcements this summer and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they have singled out the Bosnian. Pjanic was a regular for Juve last season and he impressed as the side once again lifted the Serie A title.It was recently reported that the 28-year-old’s displays had caught the eye of Chelsea, but it has now been confirmed both Barca and Manchester City want him too. targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland TOP WORK last_img read more

T.B. finally celebrates title

first_img Tim Taylor and Stanley Cup MVP Brad Richards also scored for the Lightning. John Grahame stopped 24 shots in his first start since the departure of Nikolai Khabibulin, who signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. Devils 5, Penguins 1: Zach Parise, New Jersey’s first-round draft pick in 2003, scored a power-play goal and assisted on one of Brian Gionta’s two goals in an outstanding debut that led host New Jersey Devils over the highly touted Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Sergei Brylin also scored twice for New Jersey as the NHL returned after a lockout canceled the 2004-05 season. Crosby had an assist on Mark Recchi’s power-play goal in the third. Canucks 3, Coyotes 2 : Vancouver spoiled Wayne Gretzky’s NHL coaching debut. Markus Naslund scored two goals and Dan Cloutier made 16 of his 30 saves in the first period to lead the host Canucks to the victory. Red Wings 5, Blues 1: Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in the first 7 minutes and Detroit went on to beat visiting St. Louis. The Tampa Bay Lightning finally got a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory with their fans. The Lightning raised a giant championship banner during an emotional ceremony, and then began the defense of their title with a 5-2 victory over visiting Carolina. Vinny Prospal scored on Tampa Bay’s first shot of the season and assisted on goals by Dan Boyle and Vincent Lecavalier to help the Lightning build a 4-2 lead in the club’s first regular-season outing since beating Calgary in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals 16 months ago. center_img Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2: Alexander Ovechkin became the first Washington player to score twice in his NHL debut, as the host Capitals beat Columbus. Sabres 6, Islanders 4: Daniel Briere scored two goals and set up another, leading Buffalo to a victory over visiting New York. Panthers 2, Thrashers 0: Roberto Luongo made 34 saves for his 24th career shutout, and Nathan Horton and Lucas Krajicek scored in the third period for host Florida. Canadiens 2, Bruins 1: Michael Ryder backhanded in the rebound of Alexei Kovalev’s shot on the power play with 11.1 seconds remaining to give visiting Montreal the win. Rangers 5, Flyers 3: Jaromir Jagr spoiled Peter Forsberg’s Flyers debut by scoring a pair of power-play goals in the third period, leading N.Y. to a road victory. Predators 3, Sharks 2: Scott Hartnell broke a tie with 4:13 left, and Tomas Vokoun stopped 22 shots to help Nashville beat visiting San Jose. Wild 6, Flames 3: Marc Chouinard scored three goals and Todd White added a goal and two assists, leading host Minnesota past Calgary. Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO ): Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the final 6 minutes of regulation and once during the first shootout in NHL history as visiting Ottawa rallied over Toronto. Oilers 4, Avalanche 3 : Shawn Horcoff scored 24 seconds into the game and then added the game-winner with 3:18 to play and host Edmonton beat Colorado. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES RORY!

first_imgSPORTS commentator and journalist Charlie Collins was on hand to make sure Rory Kavanagh’s recent retirement from county senior football didn’t pass unnoticed.Charlie was at the St Eunan’s Presentation Dinner Dance in Mount Errigal Hotel last night as the Letterkenny club celebrated brining senior, reserve and U21 county titles to the parishes.The club presented Rory with a picture of him in action against Mayo in the All Ireland Final in 2012 to mark his retirement from inter-county football.  THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES RORY! was last modified: January 24th, 2015 by John2Share 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:PresentationRory KavanaghSt Eunanslast_img read more

Cardinal Newman uses big first half to beat Fortuna in 2016 season opener

first_imgFORTUNA >> It didn’t take long for the new-look Fortuna High football team to find out why Cardinal Newman is so highly touted.Led by senior quarterback Jordon Brookeshire and his four first-half touchdown passes, Newman led from start to finish in a 45-12 win over Fortuna, the reigning Big 5 champions, on Friday night in the first game of the 2016 season for both schools.“We knew, I knew, scheduling this game that it was going to be a tough one. We weren’t going to back down from that,” said …last_img read more

Odisha BJP pins hope on PM to boost party’s prospects

first_imgThe leaders of Odisha BJP are working overtime to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the State on December 24 a success.Mr. Modi’s visit is likely to give a boost to the sagging morale of the BJP workers in the wake of their party’s defeat in the recently concluded Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.Apart from dedicating IIT-Bhubaneswar campus to the nation, laying foundation for the campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur, and inaugurating the Archaeological Museum, Lalitgiri, Mr. Modi is scheduled to address a public meeting at Khurda to commemorate the Paika rebellion.Mr. Modi is visiting the State a few days after a three-day-long visit by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to Bhubaneswar to strengthen his organisation ahead of the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the State.As the BJP’s national leadership expects a better performance in the forthcoming general elections in eastern India, Mr. Modi is likely to visit Odisha twice next month – Baripada on January 5 and Berhampur on January 16.Rural polls successAfter coming second in the panchayat elections in February 2017, the BJP had pinned high hopes on Odisha. But after that the party failed to register any noticeable electoral victory. The BJD has wrested control from the BJP in all the bypolls held after the panchayat elections. The disillusionment among cadres with top-rung leadership seemingly not working in cohesion has added to the problem and the party remains a divided house with its leaders leading their different camps. A viral video clip in which former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, who joined the party recently, was purportedly seen trying to instil discipline among cadres indicated the cracks in the State BJP. Although several Congress leaders have joined the BJP in the past few months, the party has suffered a jolt with senior leaders – Bijoy Mohapatra and Dilip Ray – quitting it weeks ago. As the BJD remains strong, the new-found energy in the State Congress after its State polls victory has also sounded alarm bells for the saffron party, which is realising that the going may not be smooth in the coming elections.last_img read more

Kaya Makati on a roll

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pirates, not Lions, in roaring start The Marikina side fell to fifth spot with 18 points.Mintah had a couple of appeals for a penalty waived off earlier before he pounced on Adam Reed’s long ball into the box. After expertly controlling Reed’s pass, Mintah sent the ball past JPV keeper Felipe Tripulca.Kaya’s ploy of sending long balls to its strikers worked anew in the 80th minute when Mendy outfoxed JPV defender Camelo Tacusalme in an aerial challenge before firing to the bottom corner to make it 2-0.Known for its short and crisp passing game, JPV struggled with the poor field conditions which was compounded by rains the past days.Marcaida said his team only played to its strengths.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress The win pushed Kaya to third spot, a point behind Global Cebu, which was held to a goalless draw by Davao Aguilas on Saturday night at Cebu City Sports Complex.Davao remained winless in 10 matches, but picked up another point after a fifth draw of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’re very happy with the win,” said Kaya coach Noel Marcaida. “All the players responded well to the game plan against a tough team like JPV.”JPV lost for the second straight game, after missing top scorer Takumi Uesato, who was out due to an injury. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Jordan Mintah and Robert Lopez Mendy struck in the second half as Kaya FC Makati turned back JPV Makati, 2-0, for its second straight win in the Philippines Football League at the muddy University of Makati pitch.Mintah, the Ghanaian striker in his second season with the club, opened the scoring in the 61st minute with a low shot from just inside the box, before Mendy added a second goal with 10 minutes remaining as Kaya jacked up its tally to 20 points from 11 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “We have the strength on top with our strikers and its a good thing we were able capitalize on our chances,” Marcaida added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Germany includes all injured stars in final World Cup squad

first_imgGermany’s final squad includes only one real striker Miroslav KloseGermany coach Joachim Loew included all of his injured stars in his final World Cup squad on Monday following a troubled training camp and an unconvincing 2-2 draw with Cameroon.Among the players Loew named to the squad were goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, defender and captain Philipp Lahm and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who missed Sunday’s friendly against Cameroon while nursing injuries.Loew cut three players from his provisional squad: defender Marcel Schmelzer, defender Shkodran Mustafi and striker Kevin Volland. Schmelzer has been bothered by a knee injury, while the other two have little international experience.The final squad includes only one real striker, Miroslav Klose, who will be 36 by the time his fourth World Cup kicks off. Klose also sat out Sunday’s match, still not fully fit after a series of injuries this season.Instead of Schmelzer, Loew picked his Borussia Dortmund teammate Erik Durm, who made his international debut against Cameroon. Also included were midfielders Christian Kramer and Matthias Ginter, who have three appearances between them.”We have the right mixture between young, highly talented players and players with a lot of tournament experience, who know what’s it all about,” Loew said. “Our squad is well-balanced, we have two players for each position. The players have character, the team has character.”With this team, we are flying to Brazil with confidence, we have big goals there.”Loew has major problems two weeks before Germany’s opening match against Portugal, which was apparent in the friendly against Cameroon, another team bound for the World Cup. Some key players were out of form, while others could not even play because of injuries.advertisementThe team’s training camp in northern Italy also drew attention back in Germany – for all the wrong reasons.Neuer and Lahm arrived late because of injuries and hardly practiced with the squad. The same goes for Schweinsteiger. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kevin Grosskreuz also got into trouble for rowdy behavior and urinating in a hotel lobby while drunk before departing for camp.Then, Loew had to give up his driving license for accumulating too many speeding tickets.On top of that, two people were injured when a publicity stunt for the team’s main sponsor went badly wrong. Two players were involved in the car crash – Julian Drexler and Benedikt Hoewedes. Neither was injured but they reportedly have had trouble putting the accident behind them.The team’s general manager Oliver Bierhoff made some rather clumsy attempts to play down the incidents, which didn’t help the situation. The team’s fans were further irritated by not being allowed to watch the team’s practices.Squad:Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover).Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Hoewedes (Schalke), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal, England).Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid, Spain), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schuerrle (Chelsea, England), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich).Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio, Italy), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal, England), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich).last_img read more