Kim Jong Un in ‘vegetative state’, Japanese media claims

first_imgIt appears that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state following a heart surgery, Japanese media claims.Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai reported that during a visit to a rural area,  Kim collapsed and it led to him needing a stent procedure done following the incident.According to Shukan Gendai, the surgeon in charge of Kim’s operation was not used to dealing with obese patients and was too nervous during the operation, which lead to Kim’s “vegetative state.”On Friday, China had a team of medical experts head to North Korea following news of Kim’s health issues, reports say.South Korean government officials, White House officials, and even President Trump shut down rumors of Kim’s poor health.However, North Korean media hasn’t mentioned Kim’s health or whereabouts.He also wasn’t seen during North Korea’s “Day of the Sun” celebration.  The celebration is held to honor the birth of Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, and one in which Kim might normally attend.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports NFL-NEWSWashington coach diagnosed with cancerUNDATED (AP) — Washington football coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. A team spokesman confirmed Rivera has squamous cell carcinoma. The 58-year-old is expected to continue coaching while undergoing treatment. In other NFL news:— Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has only a minor hamstring strain and the Chiefs intend to be cautious with their dynamic playmaker. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was back for the first time in nearly a week along with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones. Both of them had groin strains. The Flyers scored a pair of early goals and closed out their opening-round series in six games by defeating the Canadiens, 3-2. Ivan Provorov put the Flyers ahead just 28 seconds into the game. Kevin Hayes made it 2-0 at the 5:23 mark after setting up the first goal.Michael Raffl provided the eventual game-winner early in the second period.Carter Hart backstopped the win as Montreal outshot the Flyers, 33-17.Nick Suzuki scored both goals for the Canadiens, who knocked out the Penguins in the play-in round.MLB-SCHEDULE August 22, 2020 The Toronto Raptors have a three-games-to-none lead for the first time in their history following a 117-92 dismantling of the Brooklyn Nets.Toronto never trailed and led 57-42 by halftime. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 26 points and chipped in eight rebounds and five assists. Fred VanVleet shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry had his own double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.Tyler Johnson had a team-high 23 points for the Nets.In other first-round NBA playoff action: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA SCHEDULERaptors trounce Nets for 3-0 series leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The defending NBA champs are on the verge of sweeping their first-round series. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champs to advance to the second round. The Canucks scored the first four goals in a 6-2 win over the Blues. Jay Beagle opened the scoring 3:45 into first period, and Vancouver broke it open on goals by Antoine Roussel (roo-SEHL’), Troy Stecher (STEH’-chur) and Brock Boeser (BEH’-sur) during a six-minute span early in the second.Brandon Sutter and Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Petterson each had two assists in the middle period. Sutter also set up a third-period goal.Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots and blanked the Blues until Jaden Schwartz tallied 6:32 into the third period.Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Flyers have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they will take on the New York Islanders. Rojas homers in return from coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Miguel Rojas made a triumphant return after becoming the first of 17 Miami Marlins to come off the COVID-19 injured list.Miguel Rojas hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat, helping the Marlins end a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Nationals. Rojas hadn’t played since July 26, when the Marlins’ season was suspended amid a team-wide coronavirus outbreak. Winning pitcher Elieser (ee-lee-AY’-sur) Hernandez pitched five solid innings, allowing just two runs and three hits while striking out six.Yan Gomes (yahn gohmz) and Trea Turner homered for the Nationals, who collected just two other hits in falling to 9-13. — Bills cornerback Josh Norman is out indefinitely after hurting his left hamstring in practice. Coach Sean McDermott couldn’t provide a timetable on time Norman will miss, in saying the team is still determining the severity of the injury. — Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar says he understands he could still be punished by the NFL even after armed robbery charges against him in Florida were dropped. Dunbar declined to speak in detail about what led to him being arrested and charged in Broward County, Florida. — The league has hired Jonathan Beane as senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. He serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and has held senior diversity roles at Roche, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner, among others. The league said Beane will “spearhead diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and will collaborate with senior leadership to drive actionable change” throughout the NFL.PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTBlazing hot rookie BOSTON (AP) — Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have apologized for using their wealth and privilege to bribe their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.Accepting plea deals struck in May after the pair admitted paying $500,000, a judge sentenced Loughlin to serve two months behind bars while Giannulli was sentenced to five months.Prosecutors say the couple funneled money through a sham charity to get their two daughters into USC as crew recruits, even though neither was a rower. MLB NEWSStrasburg might require surgeryUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis on his throwing hand after seeing a nerve specialist. That’s the word from manager Dave Martinez, who says surgery could be an option but adds he has yet to talk with the 2019 World Series MVP. Strasburg was put on the injured list on Aug. 15, a day after he recorded just two outs at Baltimore. After going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts in 2019, the right-hander is 0-1 this season with a 10.80 ERA in two starts.In other MLB news:— Slumping Chris Davis has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Orioles, who recalled highly touted prospect Ryan Mountcastle and put him in the starting lineup against Boston. Davis headed to the IL with a .122 batting average and patellar tendinitis in his left knee. — The Phillies have moved to fortify their ineffective bullpen by acquiring relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Red Sox. Boston also sent cash to the Phils for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. Philadelphia also acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the Yankees to help their league-worst bullpen. Hale has appeared in 95 games over six seasons with the Braves, Rockies and Yankees. — The Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez on the injured list with lingering vision problems and recalled Randy Rosario to add a left-handed arm in the bullpen. Perez woke up with vision problems Sunday. TROON, Scotland (AP) — Dani Holmqvist braved the wind-swept links at Royal Troon to take the lead through two rounds of the Women’s British Open. Holmqvist shot 1-under 70 in windy morning conditions to be the only player under par after 36 holes.A 1-under total of 141 left Holmqvist a stroke ahead of American Austin Ernst and Sophia Popov of Germany. First-round leader Amy Olson shot 81, 14 strokes worse than Thursday. Stars like Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson and defending champion Hinako Shibuno missed the cut.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBertsch eagle gives him Schwab win Mickelson eliminated from FedEx Cup, now to try ChampionsNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has missed the cut at the Northern Trust and is all but assured of being outside the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship next week south of Chicago.Instead, Mickelson said he would make his debut on the 50-and-older circuit at the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. Mickelson turned 50 in June. WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENHolmqvist leads British Open Elsewhere in the majors:— The Astros’ eight-game winning streak is over after Manny Machado furnished a pair of RBI singles in the Padres’ 4-3 win over Houston. Javy Guerra (HAH’-vee GEHR’-uh) got the win with 2 1/2 innings of hitless relief.— The Dodgers came away with a 5-1 win over the Rockies behind Walker Buehler (BYOO’-lur), who struck out 11 and allowed one run and four hits over six innings. Corey Seager’s two-run double gave Los Angeles a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning of its ninth win in 10 games.— Marcus Semien hit a leadoff homer and Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) doubled home a pair later in the first inning to set the tone in the Athletics’ 5-3 win over the Angels. Piscotty had three RBIs to help Oakland improve to 16-4 this month. — Evan Longoria and red-hot Wilmer Flores belted two-run homers as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks, 6-2. Flores is hitting .565 with three homers and 10 RBIs over his last six games. RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Shane Bertsch eagled the first hole of a four-man playoff to win the Charles Schwab Series in Missouri.Bertsch hit an approach from the rough near the back edge of a bunker that took some big bounces in front of the green. It rolled to 20 feet from the back pin on the par-5 first hole, giving him a victory in his second PGA Tour Champions start.Glen Day, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry shared second, one stroke ahead of Tom Byrum and Vijay Singh (VEE’-jay sing).COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot NORTON, Mass. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Scottie Scheffler has become the 11th player to shoot a 59 or better in Tour history.The 24-year-old from Texas made a birdie putt from just outside 4 feet on the last hole for a 59 in the second round of The Northern Trust. He played bogey-free at the TPC Boston and finished with four birdies over his last five holes. Amazingly, he is two shots behind leader Dustin Johnson, who finished with a 60 and is at 15-under. PGA-MICKELSON — Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the Royals’ 7-2 victory over the Twins. Hunter Dozier added a two-run shot and finished with three RBIs as Kansas City won for the sixth time in its last seven home games. — Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh) homered twice and drove in four runs as the Braves roughed up Aaron Nola and the Phillies, 11-2. Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’) and Ozuna hit back-to-back homers off Nola in a four-run third inning. — The Pirates thumped the Brewers, 7-2 as Chad Kuhl pitched five effective innings for his first win in more than two years. Bryan Reynolds had three hits and four RBIs for a team that scored just five times during their just-concluded four-game losing skid.— Teoscar Hernandez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit third-inning homers and the Blue Jays scored twice in the 10th to beat the Rays, 6-5. Cavan Biggio doubled home the tiebreaking run and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr.— The Mets and Yankees have had their entire weekend series postponed by Major League Baseball. The move comes after two members of the Mets organization tested positive for the coronavirus. — The Celtics clawed their way to a 102-94 win over the 76ers and a three-games-to-none lead in their series. The Celts couldn’t shake the 76ers until they closed the game on a 10-0 run. Kemba Walker broke through with 24 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced Boston attack, while Jaylen Brown delivered 21 points and seven boards. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) kept the Sixers in the game with 30 points and 13 rebounds.— Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 36 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in leading the Clippers to a 130-122 victory over the Mavericks. Los Angeles used a team-record, 45-point second quarter to build a big lead and take a 2-1 series lead. Landry Shamet had 18 points for the Clippers, who bounced back from their loss in Game 2. Mavs guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists before leaving the game for good with a sprained left ankle. — The Jazz are up two games to one in their NBA first-round series after blowing out the Nuggets, 124-87. Mike Conley made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his return from quarantine. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) grabbed 14 rebounds and had a career playoff-high 24 points courtesy of numerous easy dunks and layups. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a team-high 15 points for the Nuggets, who tied the third-worst playoff loss in team history.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSCanucks, Flyers advance — Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) hit two of the White Sox’s six home runs and had four RBIs as the White Sox rolled to their sixth straight win, 10-1 over the Cubs. Luis Robert, Danny Mendick, Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) and Eloy (EE’-loy) Jiménez also went deep to back Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kuhl), who held the Cubs to one run and six hits in eight innings. — Cincinnati was held to just two hits at Busch Stadium, but pinch-hitter Matt Davidson’s grand slam in the sixth inning sent the Reds past the Cardinals, 4-2. Four Reds relievers combined to no-hit St. Louis over the final 4 2/3 innings.— The Tigers had dropped 20 straight to the Indians before erasing an early 5-0 deficit in a 10-5 win at Cleveland. Isaac Peredes launched a grand slam in a seven-run fourth that put Detroit ahead.— Braden Bishop drove in a pair and Kyle Lewis hit a solo shot in the Mariners’ 7-4 decision over the Rangers. The Seattle bullpen threw hitless ball after Nick Margevicius worked the first 5 1/3 frames.— Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) and J.D. Martinez homered early to spark the Red Sox in their season-high third straight win and the Orioles’ sixth consecutive loss, 8-5 at Baltimore. Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) added a three-run drive to make 6-0 in the fifth.last_img read more

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Women’s soccer faces familiar test

first_imgGRED DIXON/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has to win Friday against Northwestern to earn a Big Ten Tournament berth. If this situation sounds familiar, that’s because it is.Last season, the Badgers traveled to Evanston, Ill., to take on the Wildcats in their last game of the season, needing a win to keep their tournament hopes alive. Head coach Paula Wilkins, however, is quick to point out one major difference.“Last year, we had to hope that somebody got a different result,” Wilkins said. “This year it’s completely in our control: [If] we win the game, we go on; if we tie or lose, we stay home.”Senior forward Taylor Walsh, who tied for the team lead with two shots and one shot-on-goal last year at Northwestern, also noted the similar, yet different feel to this week.“It feels a little bit like the same thing,” Walsh said. “This year, however, we know we’re in for sure if we win; so, it feels a little like last year, but a little better.”Since the Badgers control their own destiny this weekend, they feel a lot more confident this week than they did at this time last year. The team is maintaining a positive attitude despite the losses last weekend, since they know they can extend their season with a win.“I feel good about it; I think the team feels pretty confident too,” senior Taylor Walsh said. “We know we just have to go out there and give everything that we have and that’s it.”Wisconsin squandered an opportunity last weekend to improve its tournament hopes, losing a pair of games on the road at Minnesota and Iowa. Rather than get down following the losses, the Badgers are ready to take advantage of another opportunity to earn a spot in the tournament.“There’s not many times when you get a second chance at anything,” senior Jamie Klages said. “We have a second chance to get into the tournament, so we’re really focusing on taking advantage of a ‘gift from the Big Ten gods.’”In addition to earning a spot in the tournament, the players who played in last year’s game against Northwestern have another thing on their minds: revenge. Last year, Wisconsin played hard throughout but failed to find the back of the net, losing 3-0.“We definitely want to pay them back for keeping us out of the tournament last year,” Walsh said. “Revenge is definitely a factor.”After missing the tournament last season, Walsh and Klages hope to avoid going home early a second year in a row. As seniors they also hope to have another chance to play together at Iowa next weekend in the Big Ten Tournament.“We all want one more road trip together,” Walsh said. “We’re looking forward to a chance to go to the tournament. It’s a lot of fun because you get to spend another week together.”One thing that should work in the Badgers’ favor this year is home field advantage. The confines of the McClimon Soccer Complex should be a lot friendlier than Lakeside Field was last November with temperatures dipping into the low 40s and cold winds blowing in off Lake Michigan.“I think everyone is really excited for one more game under the lights at McClimon,” Walsh said. “It’s our senior night; last year we were at their place for their senior night, and this time it’s ours so it should be fun.”After playing Northwestern in a similar situation last season, the Badgers feel like they know what to expect going in to Friday’s game. Additionally, Wilkins agreed that home field would make a difference.“I think we have to understand the energy that Northwestern is going to have because they’re sort of in the same situation we are,” Wilkins said. “I think one advantage is that we are at home. We’ve got to make sure that we use this advantage as best we possibly can.”Beyond the logistical aspect of having a better chance to get into the tournament, Wilkins also believes her team this year is better prepared for a game with Big Ten Tournament implications.“I think this year’s group is a little more solidified and unified in their abilities,” Wilkins said. “I truly believe in these players. They’ve done some spectacular things and risen to some great challenges.”last_img read more

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FB : Defensive tackle from Maryland becomes Syracuse’s 7th commit for 2013

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Defensive tackle Isaiah Johnson of Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy committed to Syracuse on Thursday, according to Scout.com.The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Johnson received offers from Hawaii, Temple, Massachusetts and Marist, according to Rivals.com.Johnson is not rated by Scout and is rated two stars by Rivals. He becomes the seventh member of SU’s class of 2013, and second defensive tackle. Wayne Williams, a 6-foot-5, 330-pound Brooklyn native, is transferring from ASA Junior College.sebail01@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on June 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

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Community honors life of SCA senior John Lynch

first_imgSoni said Lynch had a big reputation around campus and was known as someone who made everyone smile. He called Lynch a contemporary version of his hero Jay Gatsby and said that while he expected him to be like a “superhero” the first time he met him, he soon realized he was much more.  Lynch, a senior majoring in screenwriting in the School of Cinematic Arts, died Friday. Soni also thanked SCA Dean Elizabeth Daley, who was in attendance. He then asked the community to observe a minute of silence.  The service opened with several hymns and prayers from members of the community. Nick Solari, president of the student executive board at the Catholic Center, welcomed all attendees to the parish and told students that the center was a safe place.  “I was amazed at how he was communicating his love to his friends, in a way that very few young men are capable of doing,” Soni said. “He was his usual honest self, but this time, he talked at length about how much his friends meant and how much he loved them.” “Please know that over the weeks and months and years ahead, you will have each other,” he said. “You are a family. You care deeply for each other. You advocate for each other, you support each other. You tell stories together, you love each other.”  “I’ve had a great life overall. I would never change anything that’s happened to me. I’m very grateful. I have so many great people who love me. I love USC. I love the world. I have so much love for everything,” Lynch told the Daily Trojan in November 2018. Soni then invited everyone in attendance to gather in the courtyard and fill out the memorial books with their prayers, stories and wishes for the family.  More than 100 USC students, faculty and staff gathered for a mass at Our Savior Parish Tuesday evening to honor the life of John Lynch.  Soni talked about Lynch, who came to him with a few of his friends to talk about “life’s big questions.” Soni said Lynch was very communicative about his love for his friends and family.  Soni mentioned Lynch’s work as an administrator of the meme page and said he was more honest than any other student he had met in his two decades of teaching. It was Lynch’s honesty, he said, that allowed him to turn his pain into everyone else’s joy.  “John Lynch was our flame, our light, our star, who burned so brightly while he was with us, we needed sunglasses just to be around him,” Soni said. “In an age of copycats and imitators, John was truly an American original.”center_img School of Cinematic Arts senior John Lynch died this past weekend. The community gathered to remember his life at the Caruso Catholic Center Tuesday evening. “Last time I saw John he gave me a hug and he thanked me,” Soni said. “After he left, I realized that he had it backward. That I should have thanked him instead. For his bravery, for his humor, for his honesty, for his pain and for his love and for courageously modeling all his strengths and vulnerabilities at a time when we need that example most in the world.” “In times like these, I think it’s sometimes hard to find the right words. A lot of us remember getting here just a few weeks ago,” Solari said. “Each and every one of you, no matter how you’re processing this loss, no matter where you are, what stage of life or what kind of tradition you come from. You are welcome here.” Solari also asked attendees to make a promise of love saying that Lynch would have wanted them to do that. He said he wanted students to honor Lynch by continuing with their work.  Students dealing with mental health concerns can walk into USC Student Health centers or contact the 24/7 phone line (213) 740-9355 for professional assistance. Faculty and staff members can reach out to the Center for Work and Family Life at (213) 821-0800. Students, faculty and staff members concerned about a fellow Trojan can notify Trojans Care 4 Trojans online or by calling (213) 821-4710. Soni then asked the community to be there for each other and remember that they are a family who supported everybody.  Soni read from a Daily Trojan profile on Lynch, saying that the last paragraph captured the mood Lynch had been in the last time they met. The SCA community also gathered on Monday to share stories and memories of Lynch followed by a reception in his honor held by the school’s John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television division.   “Especially in an age when so many of us wear so many masks, both online and off,” Soni said. “John was also honest about his pain, which he turned into joy for others. That’s why he did the meme site. That’s why he did stand up comedy to bring joy to others.” The prayer ceremony was followed by words from Varun Soni, dean of the Office of Religious Life. During his speech, Soni said Lynch’s family wanted him to convey how grateful they were for everyone’s love and friendship. last_img read more

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Northwestern State romps past Champion Christian 101-61

first_img COMMENT First Published: 30th December, 2019 10:40 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Nikos Chougkaz scored 15 points with nine rebounds as Northwestern State rolled past Champion Christian College 101-61 on Sunday.Chudier Bile also scored 15 points for Northwestern State on 7-for-8 shooting. Jairus Roberson added 12 points, Robert Chougkaz 10 points for the Demons (4-7).It was the first time this season Northwestern State scored at least 100 points.Northwestern State posted a season-high 22 assists on 38 baskets. Meanwhile, the NCCAA Tigers’ 25% shooting was the worst by a Northwestern State opponent this season.D’Andre Butler had 18 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, for Champion Christian. Cameron Dismuke and Derrick Guinn added 10 points each.Northwestern State opens Southland Conference play at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday.___For more AP college basketball coverage:___This was generated by Automated Insights, center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 10:40 IST Northwestern State Romps Past Champion Christian 101-61 Nikos Chougkaz scored 15 points with nine rebounds as Northwestern State rolled past Champion Christian College 101-61 on Sunday. LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more

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SANTA ANITA PARK TO AGAIN UTILIZE 72-HOUR VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ON ALL HORSES ENGAGED TO RUN IN BOTH GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY & GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKS ON APRIL 4

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it will again utilize 72-hour video surveillance of all horses engaged to run in both the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks on April 4.The Santa Anita Derby, to be run for the 78th time, has produced a total of 17 Kentucky Derby winners, including two out of the last three; I’ll Have Another in 2012, and eventual Horse of the Year, California Chrome, last year.Entries for both the Santa Anita Derby and Santa Anita Oaks will be taken on Wednesday, April 1.last_img read more

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The crisis puts Real Madrid’s targets under fire

first_imgThat way, Players like Mbappé, Pogba, Haaland, Fabián, Madrid’s objectives to reinforce their squad … have seen how their market values ​​have decreased between 10 (the website applied this amount to those born since 1998) and 20%, depending on what each player had done until the break in March. For example, Kylian Mbappé, which had a market value of 200 million (maintained it since December 2018), has seen how it has depreciated by 10%: For Transfermarket, its current value is 180 million. Even so, he is still the player with the most sign of all footballers. PSG’s French striker is followed by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Neymar (PSG) with a valuation of € 128m.Pogba is another player who is affected. The Manchester United midfielder occupies the eighteenth position with the highest market value, with an estimated price of 80 million euros. It is true that Pogba’s meager contribution this season (he has barely played eight games due to an injury that has forced him to undergo surgery) has not been key. However, theirs is a valuation that surely is not in the minds of the owners of the Mancunian team if an offer came with that amount for the tall French player.Another one that surprises is Erling Haaland, the player who has grown the most in the last year with an increase of 1,340% (it went from having a value of just five million euros to 80 million). Its current value is 72 million, more than double what it paid, about 30 million euros at the end of December 2019. Below is Fabián. The Naples player is worth 48 million. Something far from the previous three, but it has increased in value: the partenopeo team paid 30 million for their transfer (termination clause) in the summer of 2018, so Madrid should make an extra effort if they want the former Baetic midfielder. Real Madrid may find an unexpected ally in their pursuit to reinforce the team for next season. According to the Transfermarkt website, one of the reference websites regarding the transfer market, all players have depreciated in this month of slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. And among them, Madrid’s objectives to reinforce the white squad.Transfermarkt values ​​players based on a wide range of factors They range from age to the injuries he has suffered throughout his sports career, passing through the team in which he plays. Even sometimes these factors do not always have to do strictly with soccer, such as physical condition, potential, performance, hierarchy, interest of other teams or even potential advertising brand. As well, With all these scales stagnant due to the absence of games, the world of football has stopped. It has stopped spinning. And it has entered a depreciation phase speaking in terms of market value. According to Transfermarkt calculations, the global depreciation is almost 10 billion euros.last_img read more

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James double strike keeps StGC perfect in ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup

first_imgMidfielder Dominic James (56th, 76th) scored a brace and Alex Marshall (68th) added another as St George’s College held off a spirited Ardenne High to make it three wins from three games in Zone C of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup football competition, with a 3-0 win at Winchester Park, St George’s College, yesterday.After a scoreless first-half, which the home team dominated but wasted a number of good scoring opportunities, James fired the Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell-coached team ahead with a rasping drive from 30 yards that gave goalkeeper Kalvin Brown no chance.The lanky playmaker then added a second from the penalty spot on 68 minutes when St George’s were handed a dubious penalty after Marshall went down under a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge inside the area.”Today’s game he was exceptional,” assistant coach Marcel Gayle said about James.”He showed his quality and he showed his class not only by scoring two, but by his performance,” Gayle added.The hosts started comfortably and bossed possession against the opponents who, although not having real quality up front, played with discipline and determination. It was not long before the Georgians realised that they would be in for a match and stepped up their game.two opportunitiesJerome Coombs had two great opportunities to put St George’s ahead, but Brown parried his effort from five yards. Minutes later, the goalkeeper spilled possession under pressure from the said player, but in his eagerness to score, Coombs lifted the ball over the top with the goal at his mercy. Marshall was also denied by Brown, who kept the visitors in the game.St George’s continued to press after the break and 11 minutes in James was given time and space and he let fly from 30 yards to open the scoring.Twelve minutes later they added a second when Marshall went down inside the area and James converted for his and St George’s second.After missing a number of other easy chances, the hosts sealed the deal when Marshall turned and dribbled neatly in minimal space past three defenders, before slotting past Brown to make it 3-0 with a classy goal.Gayle said they had to work for the three points.”Ardenne pushed us to the limit … but the quality of St George’s College and our condition prevailed. But we had to dig deep,” Gayle said.Ardenne’s coach, Junior Francis, said the first goal caught them by surprise and the penalty knocked the wind out of their sails.”When you go two goals (down) like that to a St George’s team it’s very hard to get back in the game,” he commented.Yesterday’s ResultsZone BCumberland 0 – Greater Portmore 1Dunoon 0 – Hydel 2H Selassie 1 – Papine 1Zone CSt George’s 3 – Ardenne 0Eltham 1 – Innswood 2Denham Town 4 – Kingston Tech 1Zone FExcelsior 1 – Norman Manley 0Spanish Town 0 – Jonathan Grant 2Vauxhall 1 – Ascot 0Monday’s gamesZone AJamaica College vs Clan CarthyCalabar vs TivoliZone DHoly Trinity vs Charlie SmithSt Mary’s College vs PenwoodZone EWolmer’s vs BridgeportSt Jago vs Kingston HighZone GKingston College vs Campion CollegeCamperdown vs Jose Martilast_img read more

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Madrid edge Granada 1-0 in Spain’s La Liga

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Karim Benzema scored to help Real Madrid eke out a 1-0 win over Granada yesterday and take the overnight lead of the Spanish League, while Fernando Torres netted one goal and set up another to lift Atletico Madrid into second place.Granada’s disciplined defence and the solid goalkeeping of Andres Fernandez held Madrid in check, while the visitors’ attack matched their star-studded hosts chance for chance in an evenly-contested first half. But Keylor Navas thwarted Granada’s forward before Benzema tilted the match in Madrid’s favour 10 minutes after half-time with a close-range header to put the Santiago Bernabeu crowd at ease.Madrid have 10 points, one more than Atletico and Barcelona, which can reclaim the league lead against Levante today.Torres and Angel Correa both went on as second-half substitutes and inspired Atletico to a 2-0 win at Eibar, leaving Diego Simeone’s side ahead of Barcelona on goal difference.Valencia drew 0-0 at home with nine-man Real Betis after Dani Ceballos saw his second booking in the 48th, as Betis held on to take points despite having a player sent off early for a second straight match.In the capital, Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo saw his scoring run end after eight goals in his previous two matches. But Navas, who had been seconds away from being sent to Manchester United at the close of the summer window as part of Madrid’s failed transfer for David de Gea, extended the club record to a fifth consecutive clean sheet.”I had the chance to stay where I wanted to be and I will give it my all to remain here,” Navas said. “It was complicated because you know it is an awkward situation. But that is the past and I try to focus on the present, which is all that matters.”Madrid said it had invited the Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist in an incident that generated global outrage. Osama Abdul Mohsen had arrived to the capital earlier this week after a Spanish football academy offered to help them rebuild their life.last_img read more

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