Real Valladolid sign Ben Arfa

first_imgRelatedPosts Rennes want Fikayo Tomori, £25m for Mendy Neymar, Di Maria, Paredes test positive for COVID-19 Neymar reflects on Champions League defeat Real Valladolid have signed former PSG midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa. Ben Arfa terminated his agreement with Rennes and signed for Valladolid on Tuesday to the end of this season. A France international, the midfielder has played 388 official matches and scored 73 goals for Lyon, Olympique Marseille, Newcastle, Hull City, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain and Rennes. Valladolid have also signed Almeria striker Sekou Gassama. Gassama has penned terms to 2024 and will immediately join Fuenlabrada on-loan to the end of the season. He played for Real Valladolid Promesas for the 2014/15 season.Tags: Hatem Ben ArfaPSGReal ValladolidRennesSekou Gassamalast_img read more

Chelsea duo left out of Spain squad

first_imgSpain boss Vicente del Bosque has left Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Juan Mata out of his squad for the World Cup qualifier against Finland. Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke keeps his place, having been a surprise choice last time, as do Real Madrid new-boy Isco and Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez. Coming back in after missing out last time are Barcelona midfielder Xavi and Atletico striker David Villa, while Villa’s club-mate Mario Suarez is handed a chance to impress. World champions Spain play Finland in Helsinki next Friday, defending top spot in Group I, and have a friendly against Chile on the following Tuesday. Spain squad: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Jose Reina (Napoli), Victor Valdes (Barcelona); Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Inigo Martinez (Real Sociedad), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Ignacio Monreal (Arsenal), Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Mario Suarez (Atletico Madrid), Xavi (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Jesus Navas (Manchester City), David Silva (Manchester City), Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Roberto Soldado (Tottenham), Pedro (Barcelona), David Villa (Atletico Madrid), Isco (Real Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona). Neither player was included for the recent friendly against Ecuador, and with Torres and Mata unable to earn permanent places in Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s early team selections there has been no recall for the pair. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is also again out of favour, with Del Bosque staying faithful to Iker Casillas, Jose Reina and Victor Valdes. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

ELL 9-10 All-Star team eliminated from state tourney after close losses

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Little League 9-10 All-Star softball team’s 2018 season came to an end over the weekend after a pair of tight losses against Medomak Valley and Kennebunk/Wells at the state tournament in Glenburn.Ellsworth came close to topping Medomak Valley on Saturday but fell 5-4. Anna Stevens and Lily King combined for 17 strikeouts and 1 hit allowed for Ellsworth, and Sophia Lynch led the way for the team offensively with a pair of singles.On Sunday, Ellsworth suffered a 4-1 defeat to Kennebunk/Wells for its second loss in the double-elimination tournament. Hermon and Windham were the other teams participating.In baseball, Machias Area Little League defeated Ellsworth 11-5 on Thursday to claim the District 1 title. Ellsworth bounced back from a 4-3 loss to Calais Little with a 5-1 win over Bucksport and a 13-10 win over Calais in the rematch before falling in the championship game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Sangakarra, Thomas and Santokie propel Tallawahs into CPL playoffs

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Krishmar Santokie and rookie fellow-fast bowler Oshane Thomas followed up Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara’s third straight half-century with incisive bowling to lead Jamaica Tallawahs to a 41-run victory over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Wednesday night and into a place in the Caribbean Premier League playoffs.Santokie grabbed 3-10 from 3.5 overs and Thomas snared 3-31 from his allotted four overs to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Patriots were bowled out for 116 in 17.5 overs in pursuit of a victory target of 158 in the 26th match of the tournament at Sabina Park.Sangakkara had continued his rich vein of form after the Tallawahs were sent in to bat, smashing four fours and three sixes in 69 from 55 balls to be the rock upon which his side built their total of 157 for five from their allocation of 20 overs.Thomas then rocked the Patriots, when he trapped Jamaica-born talisman Chris Gayle lbw for a third-ball duck in the first over, but West Indies opener Evin Lewis and Pakistan star Mohammad Hafeez got them moving with a stand of 43 for the second wicket.Lewis fell caught-and-bowled to Mohammad Sami, another Pakistani star, for the top score of 40 off the last ball of the sixth over and this triggered a steady decline for the Patriots, as they reached 80 for four at the halfway point.Hafeez made 21 and Devon Thomas was the only other double-figure contributor with 14, as the visitors lost their last six wickets for 30 in the space of 44 balls.Earlier, Sangakkara eased the concerns of the Tallawahs, after opener Lendl Simmons was bowled for a duck with the first ball of the match from left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.Sangakkara shared 81 for the second wicket with Phillips that provided the base for the innings and added a further 54 with West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell for the fourth wicket before he was caught at fine leg in the penultimate over off former Australia fast bowler ben Hilfenhaus.Phillips made 31 from 32 balls and Powell led the late charge with 43 from 26 balls that included two fours and three sixes.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe former U.S. Olympian is asymptomatic but says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFOOTBALL-OBIT-RILEYFormer Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ken Riley was a ball-hawk defensive back in the NFL before serving as a head coach and athletic director at his alma mater, Florida A&M. Matches will be streamed live with organizers saying every sight and sound will be captured. VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAYERBoxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return boutUNDATED (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Update on the latest in sports: TENNIS-NEW TOURNAMENTNew tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audiencePARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown can change the way tennis is viewed by allowing a younger audience to access the raw feelings of players.The UTS features ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini. There will be 10 players with matches every weekend for five weeks in a round robin format. The school has announced that Riley died early Sunday morning at 72. No cause of death was given.Riley was a four-year starting quarterback at Florida A&M and a Rhodes Scholar candidate before he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 1969 NFL/AFL draft. Moved to cornerback by head coach Paul Brown, Riley had 65 career interceptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns in a 15-year career with the Bengals. He also recovered 18 fumbles, and his interception total ranks fifth in NFL history.Although named a First Team All-Pro three times and a second teamer on two other occasions, Riley still hasn’t been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his impressive statistics. He landed on the All-Pro First Team in 1983, his final season.Riley coached the Rattlers from 1986-93, going 48-39-2 with two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles. He took A&M to the second-ever Heritage Bowl, losing to Grambling State in 1992.NFL-OBIT-ZOOK Ex-Falcons DE Zook diesATLANTA (AP) — Former NFL defensive end John Zook has died in his native Kansas after a long battle with cancer.Zook originally was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round in 1969 but was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Falcons. He teamed with Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey to give the Falcons a dynamic combination at defensive end from 1969-75. Zook never missed a game during his tenure with the Falcons, starting 97 of 98 contests. He made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1973, joining Humphrey in the all-star game.Zook played his last four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring after the 1969 campaign.His brother, Dean Zook, confirmed the death to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Associated Press June 7, 2020last_img read more

Trojans look to keep streak alive at home

first_imgJust like the Southeastern Conference in football and the Big East Conference in men’s basketball, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation stands alone in men’s volleyball as the premiere division across the country. No other conference has as many national championships, ranked teams or the caliber of competition as the MPSF annually showcases.Rising star · Junior opposite hitter and team co-captain Murphy Troy, pictured here from last season, helped the Trojans sweep Long Beach State Wednesday night, contributing 20 kills. The Trojans host UC San Diege Friday night. – Daily Trojan file photo. So in a year in which the USC men’s volleyball team has held its status as the top team in the land despite a brutal schedule away from home and three tough early conference matchups, the road ahead will continue to challenge the strength and resolve of the Trojans (5-1, 3-0).That challenge continues tonight as the Trojans welcome No. 12 UC San Diego to the Galen Center, in an inter-conference showdown that marks the seventh straight match USC will face a top 25 opponent.The Trojans are coming off what was arguably their most impressive and efficient match of the year, after they defeated the No. 8 Long Beach State 49ers with relative ease in three sets (30-28, 31-29, 30-23). Led by junior opposite hitter Murphy Troy’s 20 kills, senior middle blocker Hunter Current’s five blocks and sophomore middle blocker Andrew Pizula’s match-high 12 digs, USC looked the part of a No. 1 team in its home opener.No. 12 UCSD (2-4, 1-2) is also coming off its most impressive win of the early season, as the team defeated No. 7 Pepperdine in four sets on Wednesday night for its first win against the Waves in school history.While the Tritons enter this season as one of the youngest teams in the conference, they are led by savvy veterans Frank Fritsch and Calvin Ross. Fritsch, the team’s outside hitter and senior leader, led the team with 366 kills in 2009 while Ross, the team’s top middle blocker, led the Tritons in blocks last season.So though on paper the advantage of experience tends to lean toward the Trojans in this match, the players know that in every match in the MPSF conference they will be facing the opposing team’s best shot. And tonight’s match against the Tritons is likely to be no different.“USC always has a target on its back. By having the reputation as a top contending program, every team wants to claim a win against the Trojans,” Current said.First serve will be at 7 p.m. and will mark just the second time this season the road-weary Trojans will have an opportunity to play in front of their home crowd. The match also marks the last time the team will be in town for the rest of January and the beginning of February, as their upcoming matches are at Pepperdine, Cal State Northridge and Santa Barbara.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 20 Brings WBF Heavyweight Title Bout to Nigeria

first_imgHe disclosed that the nine-bout event will also feature live musical performances by Zlatan Ibile, Mayorkun and Oritsefemi among others.In addition to the headline clash, fights lined up include the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title defence by Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, who takes on Ghana’s Ezekiel Anan; WABU welterweight title defence by Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde against Ghana’s Sanitor Agbenyo; national featherweight challenge clash between Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje and Olusegun Moses; as well as national super featherweight duel between Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan.Also in action are Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, who takes on Olanrewaju Segun; Adeyemi “Sense” Opeyemi, who fights Sadiq Adeleke; Alaba Omotola, who takes on Bolaji Abdullahi; and rising female ring artist, Cynthia “Boby Girl” Ogunsemilore, who faces Aminat Yekini. The best boxer at the show will win a cash prize of N1million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 20th edition of GOtv Boxing Night (GOtv Boxing Night 20) will be headlined by a World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title bout between US-based Nigerian, Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi, and Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte. This was announced in Lagos yesterday at a press conference addressed by the organisers, Flykite Productions. The bout is one of the nine scheduled for the show slated to hold on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Productions, explained that the bout, which is the biggest to be staged on Nigerian soil in decades, is a part-fulfilment of the promise to host world-class bouts at the show.“Nigeria has not hosted a bout of this profile in decades. We made a promise to put Nigeria back on the global boxing map and we are happy to see the promise come to fruition. We believe this bout provides an indication of the return to health of Nigerian boxing since GOtv launched an intervention to revive the sport which, long before 2014, was in coma,” said Alumona.last_img read more

Nicholas Skaluba guilty of 4 crimes, charged with 6

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The jury found Nicholas Skaluba guilty of two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance to commit another crime. The verdict comes after a 5-day jury trial.The case opened in the summer of 2016. Skaluba was originally charged with six crimes, including two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the 3rd degree.Defense attorney Dan White represented Skaluba. White says, “I’m in a sad state right now.”Prosecuting attorney Ed Black represented the victims. He says he does not want to comment at this time. He wants to give the victims and their families space.Families of both parties were emotional and broke out in tears upon hearing the verdict. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Genschaw Rd. set to close on Monday for utility workNext Presque Isle County woman dies in house firelast_img read more

Brook vs Zerafa: Fight date, start time, card, how to watch, stream

first_imgThis will be the first time Brook will not have trainer Dominic Ingle in his corner. Ingle had other commitments, and Brook has opted to train at his gym in Fuerteventura, Spain, with ex-boxer and friend John Fewkes instead of at the famous Ingle Gym in Sheffield.Join DAZN to watch Brook vs. Zerafa plus more than 100 fight nights a year If Brook wins, the pressure will build for a highly anticipated grudge match against Amir Khan for early 2019.Zerafa will look to offer Brook stiff opposition and is a former Commonwealth super-welterweight champion. “I thrive from being the underdog and I believe that Kell Brook’s team have made the mistake of overlooking me” Zerafai said in a press release, adding, “Kell is a true warrior and a great champion, but he’s been in some tough fights and put a lot of miles on the clock. I see a ship with a lot of holes and too many holes leads to a sunken ship.”Brook’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, said in a Matchroom press release “I’m delighted to see Kell back in the ring, and I expect Zerafa to give it everything on Dec. 8.” Hearn added, “We know that the Khan fight is on the horizon, but this is all part of Kell’s preparation for being razor sharp and bringing his weight down to 147 pounds — Zerafa aims to spoil the party.”When is the Brook vs. Zerafa fight?Kell Brook and Michael Zerafa will clash on Dec. 8. The action for the undercard begins at 2 p.m. ET. It marks nine months since Brook fought last, when he defeated Rabchanka, while Zerafa’s last fight was in August, when he scored a TKO against Jose Agustin Feria. Where is it?The fight will take place at the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield, England. The venue opened in 1991 and has a capacity of more than 13,000. This will be Brook’s eighth fight at the arena.How can I watch?You can watch the Brook vs. Zerafa fight and full undercard live-streamed exclusively on DAZN in the U.S.DAZN is a sports streaming service offering over 100 boxing and MMA events a year, live and on demand for just $9.99 per month, with the first month free. Record and biosName: Kell BrookNickname: The Special One / Special KNationality: BritishBorn: May 3, 1986Height: 5-9Reach: 69 inchesTotal fights: 39Record: 37-2 with 26 knockoutsName: Michael ZerafaNickname: Pretty BoyNationality: AustralianBorn: March 25, 1992Height: 5-11Reach: 71 1/2 inchesTotal fights: 27Record: 25-2 with 14 knockoutsBrook vs. Zerafa fight cardKell Brook vs. Michael ZerafaJono Carroll (16-0) vs. Guillaume Frenois (46-1)Josh Kelly (8-0) vs. David Avanesyan (23-3-1)Anthony Fowler (8-0) vs. TBAKid Galahad (25-0) vs. Brayan Mairena (10-4-1)Anthony Tomlinson (8-0) vs. Innocent Anyanwu (25-38-3) Terri Harper (4-0) vs. Feriche Mashauri (6-1)Qais Ashfaq (3-0) vs. Jay Carney (5-3-2)Shakiel Thompson (1-0) vs. Konstantin Alexandrov (8-36-3) The “Special One” Kell Brook returns to the ring against Australian Michael Zerafa (25-2, 14 KOs) in a WBA world super-welterweight eliminator on Dec. 8 at the Sheffield Arena in the United Kingdom.The 32-year-old will fight once again in front of his hometown fans in Sheffield. His last time out, ‘Special K’ won the vacant WBC Silver Super Welterweight title with a second-round knockout victory against Siarhei Rabchanka in March this year. last_img read more

New legal status proposed for Iowa lemonade stands

first_imgDES MOINES — A few kids who’ve operated lemonade stands in Iowa have had a sour experience — with the law. Representative Ray “Bubba” Sorenson of Greenfield says that’s because the iconic child-run lemonade stand is technically illegal in Iowa.“This bill looks to right that wrong,” Sorenson says, “so we don’t continue to have headlines like: ‘Iowa police shut down 4 year old’s lemonade stand.’”The bill passed the House last night by unanimous vote.“I think it’s great to encourage young folks to get out there and be young entrepreneurs,” said Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City.In 2011, police shut down at least three lemonade stands in Coralville the kids didn’t get a permit or under a health inspection to run a food stand on the day RAGBRAI — the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa — came to town.Representative Mary Mascher of Iowa City voted for the bill, but aired this concern about lemonade and food stands run by children: “If parents are going to choose to allow their kids to do this, they also need to know that there’s some liability involved and if someone does get sick, or if there is a problem in any way, shape or form that, in essense, the parent’s insurance would have to cover that.”In the past couple of years, lawmakers in Texas and Utah have passed laws legalizing lemonade stands set up kids. A few cities around the country have cracked down on kids — including Girl Scouts — selling cookies. The bill passed by the Iowa House would give kids under the age of 18 a pass on having to apply for business and food permits if they sell baked goods as well as beverages.last_img read more