PSG sure of new deal for Mbappe, Neymar

first_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “There’s no need to overthink it. We have to take advantage of having them because they’re something huge. We have to find a solution to continue together.” Leonardo, meanwhile, says Neymar has put last summer, when he wanted to join Barcelona, behind him. “We’ve not talked about it anymore,” he said. “He’s been very happy, he’s had a great season and he’s been very involved with the3 squad.” Leonardo, who indicated that PSG will have a “summer of transition without any bling-bling transfers”, also confirmed that record scorer Edinson Cavani will leave the club in the summer, when his contract expires, with long-time servant Thiago Silva and right-back Thomas Meunier also departing on free transfers.CIES – PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe rated at €259m read also:CIES – PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe rated at €259m Although the Ligue 1 season was aborted early due to the coronavirus pandemic, PSG are set to complete their two domestic cup campaigns, in which they will face Lyon (in the Coupe de la Ligue) and Rennes (in the Coupe de France) finals, while their Champions League quest is expected to be concluded in August. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has affirmed his intention to tie Kylian Mbappe and Neymar down to the club on a long-term basis. Will Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both be fully fit While both attackers have been linked with moves away in recent months, Mbappe to Liverpool and Real Madrid, and Neymar with a switch to either Los Blancos or Barcelona, the Ligue 1 champions are not planning for life without their star duo. Nevertheless, if they fail to negotiate contract extensions with the pair, whose deals are up in 2022, they may be forced into difficult decisions next summer and that is not something that Leonardo wishes to consider. “There’s nothing that tells us they’ll leave this summer,” Leonardo told Journal du Dimanche . “They both still have two years left on their contracts and we’re thinking about what we can do next with them. We want to move forward. “Mbappe is the future of PSG. This is what everyone wants. The ideal scenario would be for him to extend his contract. He’s already among the best five players in the word. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are 32 and 35, Neymar and Mbappe are 28 and 21 and they are with us.center_img Loading… last_img read more

UWF Volleyball Defeats North Alabama 3-0 to Improve to 9-0 in the Conference

first_img Share UWF Volleyball Defeats North Alabama 3-0 to Improve to 9-0 in the Conference Oct. 26, 2007 Box Score  FLORENCE, Ala. – The North Alabama Lions have had a stranglehold on the East Division of the Gulf South Conference for the last few years, but the torch may have been handed over to West Florida tonight, as the Argos swept the Lions 3-0 on their home court. Not many teams have gone into Flowers Gymnasium and defeated the Lions, and the Argos did it for the first time ever in convincing fashion, with a 30-27, 30-20, 30-19 victory.”To go into their place, and play real well, and stop their big hitters, is a great accomplishment for us,” exclaimed Coach Melissa Wolter. “We had several players step up at different times and play very well. We served very aggressively and tried to minimize (Danielle) Palasak and (Whitney) Sanders, since they have the ability to take over a match. We did that very well by playing great defense.”The first game was closely contested, as the Argos maintained a slight lead throughout most of the game, until an Alison Jacobs kill for the Lions tied the score at 19. The Argos then scored on an error, and followed that with Kills from Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) to regain the momentum. However, moments later, a big block by Whitney Sanders and an Argo hitting error, tied the score at 27. Then the Argos scored what turned out to be the key points of the match, on a kill by Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil), and a service ace from Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.), to close out game one by a 30-27 score.Game two was controlled by the defense of West Florida, as Chelsea Wilhoite (Fr. / Jacksonville, Fla.) repeatedly came up with big digs to set up the Argo offense. Coach Wolter thought Wilhoite’s play was crucial to the match. “There was great defense by both teams tonight, and Chelsea (Wilhoite) played some outstanding defense for us. We were very efficient and won the long rallies, which is a credit to our defense.” The Argos won game two by a 30-20 score, and Wilhoite was on her way to a match high 18 digs.The third game was a continuation of the Argo momentum, as they coasted to a 30-19 win. West Florida spread the offense around, as Rapach, Danielle Spitzer (Sr. / Birmingham, Ala.), and Wilhoite all hit above .300, while Clark added 15 kills at a .290 clip. Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) spread the Argo offense around to the tune of 38 assists. Jacobs lead the Lions with 32 assists, while Jessica Hansen contributed 13 digs. Sanders and Palasak had 11 kills for the Lions, while Clark (15) and Rapach (13) paced the Argo attack. Meanwhile, Gualberto added five blocks for UWF, and Carter chipped in with 10 digs and two service aces.The Argos improved to 26-4 on the season, and 9-0 in the GSC, while North Alabama dropped to 17-14 overall, and 7-3 in the conference. West Florida stays on the road, and plays again tomorrow against Alabama-Huntsville in a 1:00 pm match, with a chance to officially clinch first place in the East Division of the GSC. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

AG announces victory over Planned Parenthood in lawsuit regarding Indiana’s 18-hour ultrasound law

first_imgStatewide — Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Planned Parenthood has conceded defeat in a lawsuit that challenged an Indiana law requiring ultrasounds at least 18 hours before women undergo abortions.The concession was the result of Planned Parenthood’s opening of a new clinic in Fort Wayne that will provide the ultrasounds required by the law. Planned Parenthood has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the ultrasound requirement provided that Indiana refrains from enforcing it until Jan. 1, 2021, giving Planned Parenthood time to train staff at its Fort Wayne clinic to operate ultrasound equipment. The concession makes clear that if anything threatened women’s ability to obtain abortions, it was Planned Parenthood’s own business decisions, not the challenged law, an argument made by the State.After the federal district court and the court of appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against Indiana’s law, the U.S. Supreme Court on July 2 vacated the federal appeals court’s decision and sent the case back for further consideration in light of another recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent, June Medical LLC v. Russo.last_img read more

Other Sports Brock Lesnar Wins WWE Championship In Five Seconds, Shane McMahon Fired But MMA Star Makes Impact

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: SmackDown and the WWE have entered a new era. For the first time, SmackDown was telecast on FOX Network and on Friday at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, the first ever episode of Friday Night SmackDown on Fox was telecast. There was a title change, a firing but stars outside of the WWE, mostly in MMA and Boxing, stole the attention on what was a magnificent debut for WWE SmackDown on Fox. The major change was Brock Lesnar once again becoming the WWE Champion and that too in just five seconds against Kofi Kingston, who was the champion since Wrestlemania in April 2019.This was Lesnar’s first match on Smackdown after 15 years but the match lasted all of five seconds. Kingston charged but Lesnar, nicknamed ‘The Beast’, hit Kingston with an F5 and earned the three count to be crowned the new WWE Champion. However, there was a surprise waiting for Lesnar. Rey Mysterio’s music blared out in the arena but he was attacked by UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez.Velasquez and Lesnar have a history that goes back to 2010 when Velasquez, 37, defeated Lesnar in dominant fashion at UFC 121 in October that year via first-round TKO to end the latter’s heavyweight championship reign after just two successful title defenses. Mysterio raised Velasquez’s hand and there might be a new storyline brewing and it could involve Lesnar and Velasquez. Mysterio and his son Dominique were brutally attacked by Lesnar on Monday Night Raw and the former champion might still be in the fray to challenge Lesnar in the near future. Also Read | WWE Clash Of Champions 2019 Results: Winners, Title Changes And Big ReturnsIn other major events, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made an appearnace and mocked King of the Ring winner Baron Corbin. Braun Strowman, the ‘Monster Among Men’ was involved in a lumberjack match but there was some tense moments between Strowman and Tyson Fury, the WBC Boxing Champion who was at ringside. Strowman and Fury indulged in a punch off and after the match, Fury wanted to target Strownman but was restrained by security.Also Read | Ranveer Singh gets legal notice from WWE superstar Brock Lesnar’s advocateKevin Owens’ long-standing feud with Shane McMahon ended when Owens won the ladder match and fired McMahon. In episodes leading to this contest, Owens was fired and he had a million-dollar suit against him but all that ended when Owens won the contest and was reinstated back in the WWE. After the match, Owens grabbed a mike and shouted “Shane, You’re fired” and proceeded to deliver the stunner. last_img read more

Newly independent UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus

first_img August 5, 2020 Associated Press Newly independent UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronaviruscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — Newly independent UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus.last_img

Former SU basketball C Amber Witherspoon switches to SU volleyball; Van Dyke’s career ends with medical disqualification

first_imgThe 6-foot-4 former center averaged five minutes per game during her one season with the Orange and tallied 12 blocks, 10 points and four assists. Witherspoon was a three-star basketball recruit coming out of high school.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Amber is no longer a member of the women’s basketball program,” SU women’s basketball head coach Quentin Hillsman said in a statement. “She will continue to be a student-athlete at Syracuse University, joining the volleyball team. We wish her the best.”Also, 6-foot-6 junior center Michelle Van Dyke is medically disqualified and won’t continue her career, per SU Athletics.Van Dyke originally planned to play volleyball at Syracuse but decided to switch to basketball before her freshman season. Since she was still on a volleyball scholarship she had to sit out her freshman season, she told The Daily Orange in an interview last year.As a sophomore, Van Dyke played in just three games before missing a large part of the season due to injury. She played a total of three minutes and recorded one rebound. Comments Sophomore Amber Witherspoon, who played center for the Syracuse women’s basketball team in the 2014-15 season, will be playing volleyball for the Orange in the fall, SU Athletics rep Anthony Prisco confirmed.“I talked with Amber briefly and she indicated that she just wanted to change sports,” Witherspoon’s high school basketball coach, Larry Washington said. “Amber played volleyball all four years in high school but I never knew she had a passion to play the sport. I guess as long as she is happy and doing well in school that’s all that matters. I wish her well.”No information is currently listed as to what position Witherspoon will be playing for the volleyball team. She is the 15th player on the 2015 roster. Published on August 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm Contact Kevin: kjpacell@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Fan reactions from Syracuse’s blowout loss against Notre Dame

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3 things Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said before the Sweet 16

first_img Published on March 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 OMAHA, Neb. — One day before 11th-seeded Syracuse (23-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) faces No. 2 seed Duke (28-7, 13-5), Orange head coach Jim Boeheim discussed the Sweet 16 matchup from the CenturyLink Center. Here are three notable things he said.Down-low duoDuke’s Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter, Jr. are leading the show. The freshmen clean up boards inside, collecting easy put-back points. They back down fellow bigs. And they dunk. Bagley III, a probable lottery pick in June, averages a team-high 21.2 points and 11.3 boards per game. Carter Jr. averages 13.6 points and 9.2 boards per game. Against Syracuse on Feb. 24, a 60-44 Duke win, Bagley III had a game-high 19 points. Carter Jr. added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Whether SU can prevent both from similar production on Friday night could dictate who goes home and who keeps dancing. “They’re a problem inside for everybody,” Boeheim said. “They’ve averaged right around that for the year. What they did against us wasn’t unusual. I think they averaged pretty close to that, 34, someplace in that area.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our center got in foul trouble down there. We did a good job on the perimeter shooters. That’s important. But we played against three pretty good man-to-man defensive teams, and seeing that Duke does play some man-to-man, it wouldn’t surprise me if they played man-to-man in some cases against us. I think we’ve overall played pretty well against zones this year.”The beauty in low-scoring, defensive battlesSyracuse arguably is playing the best defense in the country right now, holding three-straight opponents who averaged 80-plus points per game to under 60. First was Arizona State last Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, for the Sun Devils were once ranked in the AP Top 5 and proved capable of efficient offense. Then SU held TCU to just 52 points, and only 24 in the second half. On Sunday, Syracuse played perhaps its best defense all season. The Michigan State Spartans boasted a deep, high-powered offense that had powered them to 30 wins and only four losses. Yet SU held them to 53 points in front of a mostly MSU-backed crowd in Detroit. “Everybody says defense wins games, but then when they see it they don’t like it,” Boeheim said. “I think there’s a beauty in that or 90 to 95 or 100. And you can do that; you can watch the NBA and see that anytime you want to. College basketball is different. It’s always been different. You can control the game a little bit more with your defense and with your offense a little bit, too.“We just aren’t good on that end (offense) of the court,” he added. “Where we struggle is on that end. On defense, if you like defense, it’s good to watch. But our offense has struggled and that gets difficult sometimes. I don’t like to watch it sometimes.”Appreciating Big Dance expansionBoeheim said he’s an advocate of an expanded NCAA Tournament. For years, the field consisted of 64 teams. But in 2011, the NCAA expanded that number to 68, including four additional teams that would compete in “play-in games,” such as the game in which Syracuse played last week against Arizona State. The First Four is a series of play-in games contested between teams holding the four lowest-seeded automatic bids and the four lowest-seeded at-large bids. In 2011, VCU most famously made a run from the First Four as a No. 11 seed out to the Final Four. La Salle (2013) and Tennessee (2014) each made the Sweet 16 as First Four teams, and Syracuse has this March. For that reason, Boeheim said, more bubble teams should be allowed in. “It used to be, if you were on a bubble, you probably couldn’t win anyway,” Boeheim said. “But now those teams can win. And there’s more than a couple of teams that are on the bubble. But I’ve always advocated for more teams from when it was 64 to 68. And the playoff system that we have this year, when we go and play, I think you could duplicate that in another regional and get a couple more teams in or four more teams in, whatever the number is.“And I just think that when you give fan bases and players that opportunity to go play, even if you don’t win, you had that opportunity,” he added. “And I just think it’s a great thing, because if it hadn’t gone from 64 to 68 we wouldn’t be here, I wouldn’t be here now.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Premier League club on the market

first_imgWest Brom are up for sale.Current chairman Jeremy Peace has placed a 150-million pounds price tage on the Premier League club, and is hopeful of a quick sale.Peace says he will only sell the club, if a deal can be struck early in the summer – failing that, plans will be shelved for another year.last_img

See how Paul Pogba hilariously caught Kurt Zouma ‘kissing in his sleep’ [VIDEO]

first_imgManchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba is very prolific on social media, constantly capturing interesting moments on his phone.However, even he wouldn’t have, in his wildest dreams, expected to capture this golden moment of his French national teammate, Kurt Zouma.Pogba and Zouma were sitting next to each other on a plane, with the Chelsea defender snoozing.The mischievous midfielder captured his mate on camera but hit the funny jackpot when Zouma appeared to pucker his mouth in a kiss.The defender then opened his eyes and saw himself being filmed and gave Pobga, who had turned away with the guiltiest of expressions, a death stare.Following  Zouma’s embarrassment at the hands of striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Saturday’s FA Cup final loss, one Arsenal fan decided to add salt the wounds by reposting the video.Of course, it soon generated a huge response with many people thinking the video was even more hilarious, especially after the events of the final.A number of people had never even seen the video before so it came as a very hilarious surprise for them.last_img read more