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Núñez, a ‘bargain’ in the crisis

first_imgThe health crisis has caused the financial muscle of football clubs to be affected. In this sense, many of the large transfers that were being negotiated for the summer market will have to be postponed, since the figures may not be those that have been used in the latest markets.This situation, curiously, distances Unai Núñez (23 years) from Athletic, since the interest of some clubs has intensified in the last month. West Ham tried to hire him in the winter, while Bayern, Arsenal and Inter have started contacts for a possible signing in the summer. The ‘gunners’, yes, they are currently leaning towards the French Disasi (22 years old), who can get out of Reims for 15 million, but ‘girlfriends’ are not lacking in the center-back, champion of Europe U21 with Spain . Its clause is 30 million, a high but acceptable amount if it is compared with that of other young centrals in Europe such as Upamecano (60) or Pau Torres (50). Last summer, for example, 80 million were paid for Lucas Hernández, 75 for De Ligt and 50 for Militao. Figures that will be very difficult to reach today.Prices will be lowered, although this will affect more experienced footballers to a greater extent. In the case of young people, many teams will choose to wait and sell them in the future for the amount they would have obtained before the crisis.Athletic, aware that several teams are willing to pay its clause, tries to renew it (ends in 2023) to raise it. The player values ​​that option to continue in the club that has formed him, especially if the Cup final is played next year. But he is also prepared for other challenges …last_img read more

Ducks prevail over Sharks

first_imgPahlsson beat Toskala just 32 seconds later, using a screen by Moen to beat Toskala with a wrist shot that made it 2-0 at the 13:48 mark. Grier’s goal late in the first period made it close for a while, but Anaheim broke it open in a dominating second period. About the only positive for Sharks fans in the period came when Scott Parker landed a good shot during a fight with George Parros. A bad giveaway in the defensive zone by Matt Carle gave Rob Niedermayer the puck alone in front of the net and he converted to make it 4-1 at the 11:51 mark. Jonathan Cheechoo tried to get the Sharks back in the game, but Pahlsson cleared his wraparound attempt off the goal line and the Ducks came right back and got a goal from Dustin Penner to make it 5-1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 02/06: Ducks vs Sharks SAN JOSE – Travis Moen’s second goal capped a four-goal second period, and the Ducks won the front half of a key home-and-home series with the San Jose Sharks 7-4 on Tuesday night. Rob Niedermayer had a goal and two assists and Chris Pronger also assisted on two goals for the Ducks, who had their full roster healthy for the first time since December. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere had a groin injury in Anaheim’s last trip to the Shark Tank on Dec. 26, which helped San Jose close a 12-point gap in the division. The Ducks won just twice in the 11 games Giguere missed, but have won three of four since his return. He had 34 saves against the Sharks, allowing a pair of third-period goals to Jonathan Cheechoo that helped make the final margin respectable for San Jose. Mike Grier and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who allowed the most goals they had all season at home. San Jose has won just once in its last five games. The Ducks got off to a fast start when Moen and Samuel Pahlsson teamed up midway through the first period to help Anaheim score twice in less than a minute. After Pahlsson won a faceoff in the defensive zone, Moen took the puck up ice and passed to himself off the boards to get past Marc-Edouard Vlasic and beat Vesa Toskala with a wrist shot. center_img The Sharks hoped to sweep the two games to move into first place in the Pacific Division, but now need a win tonight in Anaheim just to remain within three points of the Ducks. There was a lot more distance between the teams in the first two periods as the Ducks scored two goals within 32 seconds in the opening period and used the four-goal barrage in the second to take a 6-1 lead. last_img read more

Look out for female drivers at the LBGP

first_imgLONG BEACH – An unprecedented number of female stars of film, television and sports will don their helmets and strap their seatbelts in race-ready Toyota Scion tCs for this year’s Toyota/Pro Celebrity Race on April 14 as part of the 33nd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. For the first time, women dominate the field of 19 in this historic, 10-lap race for charity through a 1.97-mile street circuit through the downtown streets of Long Beach. Kathryn Morris (22-1), actress; stars as Lily Rush in the CBS TV drama Cold Case. Also appeared in the films “Paycheck,” “Hostage,” “Minority Report,” and “As Good as it Gets.” Chris Klein (14-1), Katie Holmes’ ex-boyfriend, actor, starred as “Oz” in “American Pie” films. Emily Procter (16-1), actress; best known for her role of Calleigh Duquesne in CBS’ CSI: Miami and recurring guest role on NBC’s The West Wing. Aisha Tyler (20-1), actress; stand-up comedian and occasional writer. NAACP Image Award winner. Former host of Talk Soup. TV appearances include Ghost Whisperer, CSI, 24, Friends. Film work includes “The Santa Clause” 2 & 3 and the upcoming feature comedy “Balls of Fury” (April 2007). Kendra Wilkinson (25-1), model and TV personality best known as one of the three live-in girlfriends of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in the E! reality TV series The Girls Next Door. The Pro/Celebrity race, one of six featured events during race weekend, gives fans a chance to see their favorite stars duke it out on the track during exciting action-packed competition. Following is a list of the drivers, with the odds of winning and their bios: center_img George Lucas (15-1), four-time Academy Award nominated director, producer, and screenwriter of the epic Star Wars saga and collaborator on the Indiana Jones films. Dave Mirra (7-1), professional BMX rider, former host of MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge; 14 medals at the X Games. Martina Navratilova (6-1), former World No. 1 woman tennis player, International Tennis Hall of Famer. John Salley (18-1), sportscaster, Best Damn Sports Show Period; retired from NBA Detroit Pistons. Joshua Morrow (8-1), Emmy Award-nominated actor; plays Nicholas Newman on The Young and the Restless; plays on the World Poker Tour. Kelly Hu (10-1), actress and former fashion model. First Asian American to win Miss Teen USA (1985); crowned Miss Hawaii USA in 1993 and a finalist for Miss USA (1993). Currently stars in the ABC drama In Case of Emergency. Robin Quivers (12-1), radio personality; Howard Stern’s primary co-host on his morning satellite radio show. Author of the autobiography, “Quivers: A Life.” 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

Harambee Starlets rout Botswana 7-1 in U20 World Cup qualifier

first_img“We played well and according to instructions and I am pleased with the performance today. Everyone played well. Marjolene is our super sub and when she came in she gave what we always want from her and performed well,” Starlets head coach Caroline Ajowi said.She added; “We worked as a team because one strong thing about us is that we are like a family and that is how we get the results,” the coach added.Ajowi further attributed the success in the preliminary round match to the team’s apt fitness with a bulk of the players having featured in the just concluded national school games in Nyeri.“A bulk of our team is from secondary school and so most of them come into the team with good technical ability and the fitness levels are great as well. That is what has stood out for us today because the players were close knit also because of the good camp we have had,”After a tough opening half where Kenya still managed to go into half time with a 2-1 lead, they came back more determined in the second 45 with Wafula hitting two quick fire goals before Corazone Aquino, Diana Mwihaki and Emedot contributed to the haul.The Junior Starlets started the match well and broke the deadlock through Emedot before Cynthia Masungu took advantage of a defensive lapse in the hosts’ backline to make it 2-0.The hosts, pushed by the home crowd put in concerted efforts to draw back on level terms and they got the much needed goal through a Leona Busang freekick which evaded the wall and beat Kenyan keeper Lilian Awuor.If they manage to maintain the same performance against Ethiopia, Starlets will book a second round ticket against either Algeria or Ghana and from there, they will only be a step away from qualifying to the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup to be held in France.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Starlets Vivian Corazon tduring a past, Kenya, Jul 21- Substitute Marjolen Wafula and Martha Emedot scored a brace each as the Harambee Starlets Under-20 team put one foot into the first round of the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier with a 7-1 rout of hosts Botswana in Lobatse on Friday evening.Barring catastrophe in the second leg set to be played on August 4 in Kenya, the junior Starlets have more or less progressed to the first round where they will meet neighbors Ethiopia.last_img read more

Bournemouth sign Serie A star

first_img1 Bournemouth have wasted no time making their first move in the transfer window with the loan capture of winger Juan Iturbe from Roma.The 22-year-old, an Argentina Under-20 international, joins Eddie Howe’s team for the rest of the season subject to endorsement from the Football Association and a European work permit.Bournemouth have the option of making the move permanent in the summer for an undisclosed fee.Iturbe, who has scored three goals in 39 league appearances for Roma, had been heavily linked with a move to the south coast and he revealed Bournemouth’s desire to sign him was the clinching factor.He told Cherries Player: “It’s a big opportunity for me to come and play in the Premier League. I’d like to thank everyone for making this move happen and I’m very pleased to be here.“There were a few clubs that were interested but things happened pretty quickly and once this process was under way it was a straightforward decision for me to make.“I didn’t know a lot about Bournemouth as a club but the more I read and the more I found out how much they wanted me, it’s an easy decision to go to a place where you feel really wanted. That became the overriding factor.”Iturbe was born in Argentina but grew up in Paraguay and began his career with Cerro Porteno before moving to Europe and joining Porto aged 18.Successful loan spells with River Plate and Verona prompted Roma to shell out more than £17million to bring him to the Italian capital on a five-year deal in the summer of 2014.Iturbe has made 19 appearances for Roma this season, scoring his only goal against Frosinone in September.He trained with his new team-mates on Friday but will not be eligible for Saturday’s trip to Leicester. Roma star Juan Manuel Iturbe last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes Senior FootballIt ended up all square in the Quarter Final between our Seniors and St Nauls. It was a tough, close game with the replay date to be confirmed but likely to be mid-week. The Reserves won convincingly too against Milford and are now in the Semi’s…well done lads!Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend. Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Senior LadiesBuncrana Ladies travelled to Glencolumcille where they recorded a massive win of 8-13 to 4-7…a great all-round team performance and well done to all involved.Cursa GaeilgeNí bheidh rang Gaeilge ar siúl an tseachtain seo mar gheall ar laethanta saoire na scoile. No Irish class this week, classes resume Tuesday 4th November.Under Age Reports Leadon Timber FramedUlster Minor Hurling Tournament 2014Massive credit must go to our U18 hurlers who pulled off somewhat of a shock in the prestigious Ulster Minor Hurling Championship in Ballinascreen, winning on a scoreline of 2:9 to 1:8 against hot favourites Cuchulainns from Armagh, All the squad played their part but the performances of the day were by Jack O’Loughlin and Sam Doherty (Roe). They were simply exceptional from start to finish. Next up is the Shield Final against another surprise package Lisbellaw who accounted for strong favourites Dungannon in the other sem- final. Man thanks to all who travelled and supported. The final is scheduled for the 9th of November at 1pm. The exceptional thing about this squad is that only Jack out of the match day squad of 21 players is overage next year!On behalf of the Management and Players we would like to thank St Colms Ballinascreen Gaa club for their superb hosting of the event and we’re already looking forward to the 9th of November. Sun 16th Nov Cup S-Finals12:30pm Liatriom (Down) vs. Shield Winners2:00pm Winners (Derry) vs. O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim)Sun 30th Nov Cup Final1:00pm Winner of Cup S-Final 1. vs. Winner of Cup S-Final 2.Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGallThe dates and venues for the three semi -finals and the county final of Scór na nÓg have been announced.Saturday 8th November 2014 – Gleann FhinneFriday 14th November 2014 – Inis Eoghain – Venue in Inis Eoghain to be confirmedSaturday 15th November 2014 – Baile na nGalloglachCounty final – Friday 21st November 2014 – Na Ceithre Máistrí in the St John Bosco Centre, Donegal Town.Under Age TrainingU8 & U10 hurling training is on Sundays 11-12 as usual. Newcomers always welcome.Under 16 Girls will train on Tuesday’s 6–7pm at the ScarveyGirls under 12, 13 and 14 girls are training on Monday from 7pm -8pm.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA AND ST NAULS TO DO IT ALL AGAIN was last modified: October 26th, 2014 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)Tags:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgTERMON Ladies trail Mourneabbey by four points at half time in their All-Ireland Senior Club final in Tuam this afternoon.The Cork and Munster champions lead 0-10 to 1-03.Geraldine McLaughlin hit the Termon goal despite being double-marked in the game. It is all to play for, Grainne McDaid has been sin-binned – 4 more minutes to serve of that in second half to come.Termon are still very much in this. TERMON BEHIND AT HALF-TIME BUT STILL ALL TO PLAY FOR was last modified: November 30th, 2014 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:all-irelandTermonlast_img read more


first_imgThe St Michaels U 18 Ladies team which defeated TermonBY JAMES TREARTY: Roisin  Curran  with  a whopping  nine  points  powered  St Michaels  to victory at  the  bridge  on  Sunday.Curran who wore  the  number  thirteen  shirt, but who  played  as  a third  midfielder  was  the  star  as  Termon struggled  in  all  quarters of the  field.Termon   got  off   to  the  perfect start with  Holly mc Daid  opening  with  a point  before  Emer  Gallagher had  a goal. Sinead  Steward  raised a green  flag  for  St  Michaels  following good  work  by  Maria  Carr.  Roisin  Curran  levelled  matters  on the fifteen  minute mark. Curran  then  added three more  points . Dara  Kelly reduced  the  margin  with a point for  Termon to  leave  HT St Michaels  1–6 Termon 1–2  .  On the  resumption Dara  Kelly  fed  Emer  Gallagher  for a  Termon  goal , but  that was  as  good  as  it  got  for  Termon . Maria  Carr  added a St  Michaels  point before  Curran added  three  further St  Michaels  points. Orla  trearty  reduced  Termons   six  point  deficit with a point  on the  twenty  minute  mark. Evelyn Mc Ginley  added  a  further St  Michaels  point , but  this  was cancelled out by  Dara  Kelly  for  Termon.  Roisin  Curran  had  the  last  word  with  a St  Michaels  point as  the  close  of  play  before  efficient  Referee  Sinead  Coyle  from  the  Fanad Gaels club  called  time.This  was  a  game  that  St  Michaels  was up for  and  the hunger  was  evident  from the off,  and  with  a player  the  calibre  of  Roisin Curran  were  in the  driving  seat. Best  fro  Termon  was  Nicole Mc Laughlin,  Emer  Gallagher, and  the Mc Daids.St  Michaels were best  served  by Evelyn  Mc Ginley, Tara  Ferry,  Grace  Trearty and person  of  the match Roisin  Curran. St  Michaels  team  was  Mary  B  O  Donnell, Marie  o  Reilly, Evelyn Mc ginley, Danielle  Steward, Elenor Trearty, Lisa Gallagher, Tara Ferry, Maria Carr, Roisin Curran, Lisa Mc kinley, Grace  Trearty, Leanne Keavney, Jessica  Rodgers, Sinead  Steward, Hannah  o  Grady.Termon  team  was  Caroline  Gallagher, Meabh  Mc Daid, Nicole Mc Laughlin, Shauna  Kelly, Aisling  Ryan, Rosleen Gallagher,  Anna  Gallagher, Emer Gallagher, Celine  Mc Daid, Holly  Mc Daid, Shonna  Connaghan, Brona  Tinney, Dara Kelly, Orla  Trearty, Molly  Callaghan.Send your match reports and results to RESULTS:Milford 2-5 St Michaels 4-7St Michaels 1-14 Termon 2-4Mc Cumhaills 4-2 Four Masters 3-12The Termon U 18 Ladies team which was defeated by St Michaels on Sunday  LADIES GAA: ST MICHAEL’S SEE OFF TERMON IN U-18 CLASH was last modified: October 8th, 2012 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:LADIES GAA: ST MICHAEL’S SEE OFF TERMON IN U-18 CLASHlast_img read more

Buncrana Pier hero Davitt honoured with gold medal for bravery

first_imgBuncrana pier hero Davitt Walsh has been honoured again.The 30 year old Kerrykeel man saved baby Rioghnach-Ann McGrotty when her family’s jeep came off the slipway in Buncrana in March.Tonight his bravery has been acknowledged at the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards. Mr Walsh received the Michael Heffernan Gold Medal for Marine Gallantry for showing bravery at huge peril to his own safety to risk life, in an effort to save the life of a child.He was presented with his award at the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2016 tonight at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park hosted by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, TD.The awards recognise outstanding acts of courage, heroism, skill and initiative in the context of marine emergency incidents.The scheme also recognises exceptional dedication to duty in the execution of Ireland’s marine emergency response. Buncrana Pier hero Davitt honoured with gold medal for bravery was last modified: October 15th, 2016 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

Tributes for actor-writer Matshikiza

first_img17 September 2008Tributes have been pouring in for South African actor, playwright and journalist John Matshikiza, who died after suffering a heart attack in a restaurant in Melville, Johannesburg on Monday night.Art and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan extended his condolences to Matshikiza’s first wife, Dr Tanya Abrahamse, and the entire Matshikiza family, especially his mother Esme, sister Marion and two daughters.He said the 54-year-old Matshikiza’s death was a heart-rending loss for South African arts.“Johnny will be sorely missed for his wit, his sense of humour and his gifts as an actor and a writer,” Jordan said.The son of the late Drum writer Todd Matshikiza was born in Johannesburg but grew up in exile in Lusaka and London, living at various times in the US, Netherlands and a number of African countries.He returned in South Africa in 1991 and worked in theatre, film and television.An impressive actor, Matshikiza was recruited by Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company. Serving his stage apprenticeship among the UK’s leading young actors and directors, he became a well-known figure in theatre circles in Britain.He was also cast as Walter Sisulu in Danny Glover’s movie Mandela in 1985 and found intermittent work in radio, television and on the stage during those years.The Memory Programme Manager at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Verne Harris, said Matshikiza was a friend of the Foundation who supported its work and would often offer advice as well as criticism.“John’s words will live on in his written and dramatic work, and his critical voice will serve as a reminder to all of us of the freedom of expression this country struggled so hard to achieve,” Harris said.“True to his own character and principles, Mr Mandela also cherished this aspect of John’s personality. After a function at the Foundation where John spoke, Madiba approached him afterwards and said: “You young people, you must keep on troubling us”.Harris said the playwright, actor and journalist gave back to South Africa in so many ways, and would probably best be remembered for his independent voice that could be heard in newspaper columns, at theatres, in coffee bars and restaurants.Matshikiza last acted in the SABC 3 series Hard Copy and appeared in various films, including Cry Freedom, Mandela and There’s a Zulu on My Stoep.He also appeared alongside Kevin Bacon in The Air Up There and Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen in Beyond Borders.Matshikiza was a regular columnist for the Mail and Guardian newspaper, and at the time of his death was writing for Business Day and The Weekender. He was also Director of Culture at the Goree Institute in Senegal.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more