Blow for Man United! Bundesliga star insists he’s going nowhere

first_imgBorussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied suggestions he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona and says he is happy in Germany.The World Cup winner has long been linked with a move away from Dortmund, with Manchester United credited with a particularly strong interest.Yet it has been claimed Barcelona were leading the chase to sign the centre-back, with a pre-contract agreement in place between player and club.But Hummels has denied that, saying he is happy at Dortmund and has no desire to leave.“According to various media outlets I’ve negotiated with several clubs and already signed a pre-contract with Barcelona, but there isn’t a grain of truth in any of it,” he told Bundesliga.de.“I’ve never really planned to leave here for anywhere else.” 1 Mats Hummels last_img read more

Crystal Palace and Southampton poised for summer fight over Fiorentina hitman

first_img Khouma Babacar in action for Fiorentina 1 The agent of Fiorentina forward Khouma Babacar has admitted his client’s future is uncertain – amid reported interest from Crystal Palace and Southampton.The striker has six goals in 13 appearances this season and almost left Fiorentina in January following interest from the Premier League.Both Crystal Palace and Southampton were keen on the 22-year-old but talks broke down in the early stages.However, Babacar could be on the move this summer as he continues to push for a transfer to England.Indeed when quizzed on the matter the Senegalese’s agent, Patrick Bastianelli, remained coy on his client’s future.“What of Babacar’s future? We’ll see, at the moment he is contracted on the objective to be achieved with Fiorentina,” Bastianelli told Radio Blu.last_img read more

Wilkins slams Farke’s Norwich appointment – British coaches are not respected!

first_imgRay Wilkins has accused clubs in England of showing a lack of respect to homegrown coaches after Daniel Farke was confirmed as Norwich City’s new boss.Like David Wagner a year before him, Farke has been plucked from his role as reserve team manager at Borussia Dortmund to be given a top job in the Championship.The little-known German’s appointment has angered Wilkins, the former Aston Villa, Chelsea and Fulham assistant, who cannot understand why clubs continue to overlook aspiring British bosses.“It tells us that we are not getting a lot of respect from clubs to be perfectly honest,” said Wilkins, when asked what he made of Farke getting the Norwich job.“You have got Ryan Giggs sitting out there, you have got Tim Sherwood sitting out there, Garry Monk is out there now without a job.  “This is very sad that we are bringing in a reserve coach [from Germany]. Our guys don’t get employed throughout Europe, which I find quite sad.“We are bringing in coaches we don’t know about. I just wish we would start using some of our young blokes.”last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Burnley sign midfielder Jack Cork from Swansea City

first_img Jack Cork has left Swansea for Burnley Burnley have announced the signing of midfielder Jack Cork on a four-year-deal from Swansea.The 28-year-old is no stranger to Turf Moor having made 57 appearances for the club during a loan spell from Chelsea between January 2010 and May 2011.Cork signs for an undisclosed fee and has flown out to join up with the Clarets squad in Ireland.He made 83 appearances for Swansea after signing for the club in January 2015, captaining them for the majority of the 2016-17 campaign.Cork told Burnley’s official website: “It’s great to be back. I’ve got some great memories from the year-and-a-half I was here and it’s good to come back and see some old faces.“It’s good to come back and try and have another go here, especially in the Premier League.“I’ve heard a lot has changed, the whole set-up has changed and the playing staff is completely different to when I was here.“It’s a new challenge for me and one I’m excited for and I’m looking forward to meeting new people.” 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE/NA ROSSA FACE GAOTH DOBHAIR IN MOUTH-WATERING MINOR FINAL

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBad aid 5, 9, 17 agus 18 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.Beidh €1,200 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Rosemary Conaghan, Crickamore, Eimear Doherty, Dungloe, Hughie Hanlon, Calhame, Darragh & Owen Ward, Cronashallog agus Johnny McCole, Derrydruel. Bhain Marion Davidson, Meenbanad €150 agus bhain Brid Molloy as Tangyvane, Bridie Doherty as Glenties, Sean McGarvey as Ranafast agus Connie O’Donnell as St. Peter’s Tce €100 ag an bhingo.Well done to our Minor Team Dungloe / Na Rossa on a great victory on Friday last against St. Eunans, winning on a score-line of Dungloe / Na Rossa 1-13 St Eunans 1-10. A big well done to the entire panel of Hugh Moy, Aaron Boyle, David Sweeney, Ryan McGonagle, Ryan Connors, Shaun Ward Boyle, Christian Bonner, Adam Neely, Ryan Greene, Darragh McGee, Sean McMonagle, Caolan Ward, Barry Curran, John McDyre, Conor McCahill, Mathew Ward, Christy Greene, Mark Curran, Brian O’Donnell, Dylan Reilly and Danny Rodgers. A super performance from all the lads tonight so well done again. Thanks to the Naomh Mhuire Club for the soup and sandwiches afterwards.Our Minors will now play our Neighbours Gweedore in the 2014 Donegal Minor Football Championship Final in MacCumhaill Park on Saturday 13th December 2014 at 1pm. Best of luck to the Management and all the teamThe club will hold its Annual AGM in the Clubhouse on Saturday 20th December 2014 at 8.30pm. All members are invited to attend. U6/8/10/12 hurling training is now finished until after New Year.  GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE/NA ROSSA FACE GAOTH DOBHAIR IN MOUTH-WATERING MINOR FINAL was last modified: December 9th, 2014 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MILITARY OFFICER ENJOYS ST.PATRICK’S DAY WITH HIS DONEGAL COUSIN

first_imgIt’s not often a West Donegal man can have a chat with the Chief of Staff of the American army.But then again it’s probably a little known fact that the world’s most powerful military officer has very strong Donegal connections.In fact, General Martin Dempsey has a lot of cousins in Donegal including Gortahork and Annagry. His grandfather, John Og Devenney, left Ranafast in 1926 to travel to America.And one of those cousins, the well-known Donnchadh Devenney joined General Dempsey for a chin-wag in New York on St.Patrick’s Day. WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MILITARY OFFICER ENJOYS ST.PATRICK’S DAY WITH HIS DONEGAL COUSIN was last modified: March 19th, 2012 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:American ArmyChief of StaffdonegalDonnchadh DevenneyGeneral Martin Dempseylast_img read more

Champions League Round of 16 draw: Liverpool draws Atletico Madrid, City to face Real

first_img Tags: champions league NYON, SWITZERLAND DECEMBER 16: A general view ahead the UEFA Champions League 2019/20 Round of 16 Draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on December 16 2019 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)Defending Champions Liverpool have been drawn to face Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw held on Monday afternoon.Liverpool topped Group E that also featured Napoli, RB Salzburg and Genk while Atletico finished as runners ups to Juventus in Group D.Atletico will host the first leg at Wanda Metropolitano in February while the second leg will take place at Anfield in March.There have also been several interesting draws as all the 16 teams that qualified for the knock out stage, come from the five major European Leagues.Premier League two time defending champions Man City will tussle it out with the competition’s record winner Real Madrid.FC Barcelona have been drawn to face Italian side Napoli, Chelsea takes on Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspurs will tussle it out with RB Leipzig while PSG face Borussia Dortmund.The complete UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw-Borussia Dortmund vs PSG-Real Madrid vs Manchester City-Atalanta vs Valencia-Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool-Chelsea vs Bayern Munich-Lyon vs Juventus-Tottenham vs Red Bull Leipzig-Napoli vs BarcelonaThis story is still being updatedComments last_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen Seedstock Improvement Bull Sale set for April 8

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will hold its annual Seedstock Improvement Sale on Saturday, April 8 at noon at the Union Stock Yards Company in Hillsboro, Ohio.  This year’s sale features 44 bulls from one year to five years of age.  Breeds consigned include Angus, Simmental, Hybrid Simmental, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Maintainer, Red Angus, and Shorthorn.Buyers attending this sale have the opportunity to evaluate multiple breeds of registered bulls all in one location with the added assurance of buying bulls with known genetics, a completed vaccination regimen and a breeding soundness exam.  The bulls are cataloged for sale order based on a within breed evaluation star system using expected progeny differences (EPDs) for birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, marbling and ribeye.For more information on the sale or to obtain a sale catalog, visit www.ohiocattle.org and look under the Events and Programs section or contact the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or through email atbeef@ohiobeef.org.  Interested buyers can also contact John Grimes, sale manager and OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, with any questions at 937-763-6000 or grimes.1@osu.edu.last_img read more

Kushwaha to take seats issue to Modi

first_imgRashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha appears to be struggling to accept his share of Lok Sabha seats in the NDA in Bihar. After meeting BJP general secretary in charge of Bihar, Bhupendra Yadav, early on Tuesday, he announced that he would take his grievance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a press meet after the meeting, Mr. Kushwaha referred to statements by BJP chief Amit Shah about each partner having to “sacrifice” seats. “Well, if we are expected to share in the sacrifice, we should have also been accommodated when it came to sharing the spoils,” he said.Mr. Kushwaha also announced that his party would be fielding candidates in 66 Assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, a warning shot to partner BJP.Towards the end of the day, he also met the other NDA partner in Bihar, Ram Vilas Paswan of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). The topic of discussion was again seat-distribution in Bihar.Quashing rumours that he had quit the Union Council of Ministers, Mr. Kushwaha insisted that he was still in search of a “respectable share” in the division of Lok Sabha seats among NDA partners in Bihar for 2019.The talk of seat sharing gained traction after BJP president Amit Shah and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced that the BJP and Janata Dal (U) would fight an equal number of seats (speculated to be 17 each out of a total of 40 seats in Bihar), and the rest would be divided between Mr. Kushwaha and the LJP. Mr. Kushwaha’s Party was rumoured to be getting only 2 seats under this arrangement.Mr. Kushwaha has been seen hobnobbing with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav. He, however, dismissed “Mediapersons were also present there. Tejashwi Yadav came to my room at Circuit House. I went for party-related work and Tejashwi Yadav was already there. We met in the presence of a lot of people,” said Mr Kushwaha.last_img read more

Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining slow over rate during the team’s Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Rising Pune Supergiants.Kohli and AB de Villiers smashed brisk half centuries to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 13-run win over Rising Pune Supergiants here last night.“Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after the team maintained a slow over rate during last evening’s VIVO IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune.“Since it was his first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the IPL said in a statement.In the game last night, sent into bat, RCB rode on De Villiers’ 83 off 46 balls with the help of six boundaries and two sixes and Kohli’s 80 off 63 deliveries, during which he struck seven fours and two hits over the fence, to post 185 for five.Later, RCB bowlers rose to the occasion and managed to restrict Pune to 172 for eight. Published on COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL April 23, 2016 cricket Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli.   –  PTIcenter_img × Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli.   –  PTI IPL 2016 COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more