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Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey to Arsenal ‘totally false’ – agents

first_img It contradicts comments from the player’s father Jacob Partey, who was quoted as saying by Eurosport: “I called my son after hearing the [Arsenal] rumours and he told me that the rumours are true. Loading… The agency representing Atletico de Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has said that reports linking him to Arsenal are ‘totally false’.Advertisement “I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.”However, the player’s representative JJ Sports has now said, as cited by Marca: “It is totally false.”Earlier this week, a report in The Guardian said that Atleti were negotiating a new contract with the player through to 2025.The midfielder’s current deal in the Spanish capital runs through to 2023, but this extension would double his salary and also double his release clause to €100m.A recent report by Diario AS outlined how Atleti were confident on renewing the contract of the Ghanaian international, who has been linked with a move away from Los Rojiblancos due to his highly attainable €50m release clause.Last month, The Telegraph reported that Arsenal would move for Partey this summer while El Mundo Deportivo claimed Liverpool attempted to land the player in 2018 before significant outlays on other transfer targets meant they could no longer afford him.Read Also: UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19The Gunners were said to be prioritising a move for the 26-year-old, who played a starring role for Atleti in their Champions League triumph over Liverpool and has generally impressed this season.Partey has made 172 first-team appearances for Diego Simeone’s side – 35 of which have arrived this season – and the club are now keen to extend his deal in the Spanish capital.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

Alexander: There’s no World Series hangover for Astros

first_imgANAHEIM — The concept of a World Series hangover is not a thing, at least in the Houston Astros’ clubhouse these days. Which is to be expected.World Series fatigue? That, in contrast to any nebulous theory of reduced motivation or additional satisfaction at winning a championship, makes more sense as a potential danger.When the Astros celebrated on the field at Dodger Stadium on the last day of the 2017 season, it was Nov. 1. For most of their peers throughout the major leagues, the preparation for 2018 had already begun.For George Springer, the World Series MVP, there were banquets and celebrations and awards ceremonies, with a wedding mixed in. And somewhere in all of that, he had to make time to prepare, physically and mentally, for the defense of that championship. Manager A.J. Hinch said he didn’t do a lot at the outset of spring training to compensate for the short winter while acknowledging that it was something to be aware of. He chatted about it with other managers, such as 2016 World Series participants Joe Maddon of the Cubs and Terry Francona of the Indians, and kicked around ideas with his Houston brethren, Texans coach Bill O’Brien and Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.But ultimately he fell back on what he knows about his players. And when it was mentioned that shortstop Carlos Correa said he only took three weeks off after the World Series and that a bunch of his teammates were also working out right away, the manager didn’t seem surprised.Amused, maybe.“It’s great to be in your 20s, isn’t it?” he cracked. “I think we were all young and energetic when we were in our 20s.”Maybe that’s the Astros’ secret weapon. Springer is 28. Jose Altuve, the reigning league MVP, turned 28 a little over a week ago. Correa is 23, Alex Bregman 24, Cole and closer Ken Giles 27, outfielder Derek Fisher 24, outfielder Marwin Gonzalez 29. The recovery time in those cases is a bit quicker than it would be for a bunch of 30-somethings.And they are armed with the knowledge of how it feels to win and what goes into it.“A lot of people (think) just because you won something means that you have to change,” Springer said. “And our team hasn’t done anything differently this year than we did last year, except we accomplished our goal and we know what it takes to get there, we know the sacrifices that have to (be) made. You understand the work that has to go into it, and then you play from there.”But there’s a delicate balance.Related Articles Alexander: Playoff series takes a turn Clippers weren’t expecting Alexander: Baseball’s ‘unwritten rules’ need to be erased “You played an extra month,” he said Wednesday. “It’s a lot more physical and mental wear and tear on your body. And you know you’ve got to get back in (and work), and as opposed to having a normal offseason you know you have a shorter offseason to prepare your body.“So it’s definitely not (an aftereffect) because you won. It’s because you played a little bit longer than everybody else did. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”If there is an aftereffect, it hasn’t shown up yet. Houston improved to 28-17 and is two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West after Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory.The Astros might not have the sheer cannon-power of the Yankees and Red Sox, again the beasts of the AL East. But they have baseball’s best pitching staff, statistically, and particularly the game’s three hottest starting pitchers right now: Justin Verlander (5-2, 1.05 ERA, .145 opponents’ batting average after Wednesday night’s complete game shutout), winter acquisition Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.75, .166) and Charlie Morton (5-0, 2.03, .175).Poor Dallas Keuchel. The 2015 Cy Young Award winner has a 3-5 record, 3.10 ERA and .225 opponents’ average and must feel like an underachiever around this bunch. Then again, his ERA in his past three starts is 1.64, so he might be catching up. Alexander: Coping with the desolation, and silence, of empty seats center_img Alexander: SCGA president Fred MacFarlane aims to broaden golf’s reach Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “You have to let your body rest,” he said. “You have to let your mind rest. This is a long year. We play a crazy amount of games … I felt like I was ready (when spring training began), but it also felt like we’d just stopped playing about three days ago.”But that gold World Series championship banner hanging in Minute Maid Park is at once a reminder and a motivator.So this is what the Angels and the rest of the AL West will be dealing with over the next few months: Youth, energy, knowledge of what it takes to win, great pitching and a front office that isn’t hesitant to add more talent to that mix; see Verlander last August, and Cole this past winter.Could that 2017 workload be an issue at the end of the Astros’ 2018 season? It’s certainly possible.But at this point, I think it’s safe to say quality pitching is a great hangover cure. (If, you know, there really was such a thing.)[email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Alexander: Lakers fans, it’s been a long wait last_img read more

Diego Maradona appointed manager of Mexican second division side

first_imgMaradona, 57, is considered one of the greatest players of all time, the peak of it seeing him almost single-handedly guide Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986.However, he has lived a colourful life off the pitch which include various problems with drug addiction and his health.He made the headlines for all the wrong reasons when following his homeland at the 2018 World Cup – his over-exuberant celebrations during Argentina’s win over Nigeria attracted wide criticism.Maradona also apologised to FIFA for an anti-England rant after the Three Lions beat Colombia in the last-16 of the tournament. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 The Sinaloa-based club said in a statement: “Dorados of Sinaloa is pleased to announce Diego Armando Maradona is the new manager of the ‘Big Fish’“Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time, Diego was known in his playing career for leading teams with guts and fight to carry them to successes that few believed possible.”He replaces Francisco Gamez as manager and will be presented by Dorados this weekend with Maradona’s first game as coach happening on September 15 against Cafetaleros de Tapachula. Latest Football News Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been appointed coach of Mexican second division side Dorados.Maradona joins the club despite taking up the role of president of Belarus club Dinamo Brest in July. MONEY smart causal 2 RANKED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more impact possible standings center_img silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade highlights How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? He was unveiled at Dinamo Brest in a tank England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Maradona’s bizarre antics at the 2018 World Cup sparked concerns over his health and well-beinglast_img read more

TWO SWIMMERS RESCUED ON DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgTwo swimmers were recused by an eagle-eyed passer-by in Bundoran today.Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat crewThe two swimmers got into difficulty close to the diving board area.The member of the public managed to get a ring buoy to the swimmers. Members of Bundoran Lifeboat crew assisted by the Rescue 188 helicopter were also on hand shortly after the incident happened.The rescued swimmers are believed to be fine but shaken by their ordeal.TWO SWIMMERS RESCUED ON DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: May 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more