We know less about the Raiders now than before the preseason started

first_imgThe NFL’s four-game preseason schedule doesn’t carry much value these days, but the month-plus leading up to the first regular-season game — the practices, scrimmages, press conferences, and conversations that surround those four close-to-meaningless games — carries plenty of worth.The preseason — the whole of it — is supposed to clarify a team’s scheme, depth chart, and (in some cases) aspirations for the upcoming season.But heading into the fourth, final, and least useful preseason game …last_img read more

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Raiders mailbag: Draft options, Jared Cook’s future and more

first_imgI think it’s a combination of things, but yes, he’s … Just like the Raiders against the Chiefs, you guys had an admirable performance with your mailbag questions this week.We’re talking draft, draft and more draft, as well as some Derek Carr, Jared Cook and Jon Gruden.Let’s [email protected]: Carr seems to be paying better past few weeks, although more conservatively, which seems to be what Gruden wanted. Do you get the sense that Carr is starting to click with Gruden’s offense?last_img read more

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Haryana, Maharashtra bypolls: rolls’ revision from July 15

first_img: Ahead of Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra later this year, election authorities in the States would revise the electoral rolls from July 15 in order to give those eligible another opportunity to enrol.The Election Commission of India on Thursday wrote to the Chief Electoral Officers of the States on the schedule of the second special summary revision, saying the draft rolls would be published on July 15 and claims and objections could be filed from that date till July 30. After two special camps over the next two weekends (July 20-21 and July 27-28), the claims would be disposed off by August 13, ahead of publication of the final rolls on August 18.last_img read more

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10 months agoReally? Man Utd player claims ‘90%’ of squad AGAINST Mourinho

first_imgReally? Man Utd player claims ‘90%’ of squad AGAINST Mourinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA senior player says Jose Mourinho has lost “90 per cent” of the Manchester United locker room, it has been claimed.The Sun says backroom staff who have fallen out with the Portuguese boss are confident they will outlast him at the club.Mourinho branded Paul Pogba a “virus” infecting the dressing room after United drew 2-2 at Southampton two weeks ago.Yet one star seen as loyal to Mourinho is said to have told pals following the Saints game that 90 per cent of the squad no longer back the manager.And morale is believed to have fallen so far since then there are fears United could get a hiding at Liverpool.One member of staff who had a run-in with the manager is reported as saying: “I’ll be here long after he’s gone.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoDONE DEAL: Barnsley sign Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow

first_imgDONE DEAL: Barnsley sign Fulham striker Cauley Woodrowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarnsley have signed Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow on loan until January, when the deal will become permanent.The 23-year-old scored eight times in 54 league appearances for the Craven Cottage side.The former England Under-21 international also had loan spells with Southend, Burton and Bristol City.Woodrow, who could make his debut against Scunthorpe on Saturday, will replace Tom Bradshaw after he joined Millwall on Thursday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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AIDAs Newbuilding to Be Named AIDAnova

first_imgzoom German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has unveiled the name of the first ship of AIDA Cruises’ first generation liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered cruise ships – AIDAnova.The cruise company earlier said that the newbuilding will be the world’s first cruise ship that can be run completely on LNG.“With the ‘Green Cruising’ concept, AIDA Cruises will be the first cruise shipping company in the world with the capability to operate its new generation of ships using 100% LNG,” the company said.The first steel for the new 180,000 gross ton vessel was cut in February 2017. Its keel laying will take place in September 2017 at the Papenburg yard, and its undocking is scheduled for August 2018.AIDAnova, which will be the 13th member in AIDA’s fleet, will be traveling Madeira and the Canary Islands for seven-day cruises from December 2018 in its first season.AIDA Cruises ordered the ship in summer 2015, as part of a deal for two next-generation cruise ships.last_img read more

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Lucas Moura gunning for more glory

first_imgTottenham forward Lucas Moura hopes to continue his fine form after landing the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.The former PSG winger impressed all throughout the first month of the season, netting three goals and assisting one.In fact, the Brazilian does not want to rest on his laurels as he wants to ‘deliver much more’.“It’s difficult to explain how I’m feeling at the moment,” Lucas explained to Spurs’ official website.“I’m so happy because I know it’s not easy to win this trophy and it was a great month for me and also for the team.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I don’t have much to say but thanks to God and to share this with my team-mates and with my family, and to keep working because this is only the beginning.“We have a lot more in front of us so I need to keep working and doing my best.”“The feeling is impossible to explain because I waited a long time for this moment.“I need to enjoy it but also to keep working because I believe I have much more to give and I’m sure we will have a successful season because we can, and I believe in my team-mates, I believe in this club. I want to deliver much more.”last_img read more

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Alonso I will renew my Chelsea deal before the end of

first_imgMarcos Alonso has revealed that contract talks between himself and Chelsea are already at an advanced stageThe Spanish left-back has another two years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.But, in light of reports linking him with a return to boyhood club Real Madrid in August, Chelsea are determined to secure Alonso’s long-term future.The 27-year-old remains a vital member of the Blues squad and has played every minute of their Premier League campaign to date.Aside from that, Alonso’s also chipped in a goal and five assists with Chelsea level with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the league table and unbeaten.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea and the club must also be happy with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, they have offered me an extension,” Alonso told AS.“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced.“If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month – in the coming days.”Alonso is with the Spain squad for their upcoming games against Wales and England.last_img read more

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Mourinho accepts oneyear prison sentence

first_imgJose Mourinho has accepted a 12-month prison sentence for tax fraud but won’t serve any time. He will also pay a €2.2m to the Spanish state.Mourinho has been accused of failing to declare an image rights revenue and willingly evading to play tax expenses of nearly €3.3 million during his time as Real Madrid manager.He was in charge of Real in the period from 2010 to 2013 and committed the offenses between 2011 and 2012.His representatives, Gestifute Media back in 2016 have released a statement insisting he was “fully compliant with tax obligations”. They insisted that Jose Mourinho paid more than €26m in tax at an average rate of more than 41% while he lived in Spain between 2010 and 2013.A year and a half ago it was reported that Mourinho closed a deal with the Spanish prosecutors. Speaking to reporters outside the court in Pozuelo de Alarcon in November 2017, he said: “I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed.”Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, but will not serve jail time.More: https://t.co/pwhwY17jjq pic.twitter.com/P9SkKFxmCb— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 5, 2019The deal was ratified at court on Tuesday. Mourinho accepted the one-year jail sentence and agreed to pay €2.2 million fine.He will not spend any time in prison because his sentence is under two years. In Spain offenders of non-violent nature usually, do not do time if their sentence is under two years. They serve it on probation instead. Jose Mourino is one of the many football stars accused of tax fraud in Spain.The 56-year old is taking a rest from football at the moment. Jose was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018. He will do pundit work for Bein Sports in the next period.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Mourinho was a special guest to an ice-hockey match in Russia two days ago. It wasn’t the best experience for him, as he embarrassed himself after a hilarious fall on the ground.Spanish authorities are doing an impressive job on tax evasion within football in recent years.Barcelona star Messi accepted a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. He and his father, Jorge, were found guilty of defrauding the Spanish government of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009.They also made voluntary €5m “corrective payments”, which was equal to the alleged unpaid tax plus interest, in August 2013. Lionel and Jorge Messi paid fines of €2m and €1.5m each.Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the list of tax frauds. He accepted €18.8 million deal with the Spanish prosecutors the past month. His prison sentence was also suspended, due to being under two years.last_img read more

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Rice dedicates the victory to Billy Bonds

first_imgThe West Ham United youngster feels happy after beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the English Premier League Saturday fixture.Declan Rice scored once, and Mark Noble helped his team with another goal, to leat West Ham United to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United tonight in the English Premier League.And the Hammers youngster dedicated the three points to Billy Bonds, who was honored before the match.The East Stand was named the Billy Bonds Stand in his honor after the whole stadium clapped for the four-time Hammer of the Year.“I hadn’t met Billy before,” Rice said to the team’s official website.“I just shook his hand before the match and said ‘it’s a great occasion, and lovely to meet you’. It was great to hear the fans singing Billy Bonds’ name today.”“I know everything that he did for the club. It was a special day, and to get the three points for him was even more special,” he added.“It’s nice to get on the scoresheet again, and from a header. It was a massive goal. It’s good to make up for the one I missed against Liverpool the other week. I think it gave the lads a boost.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Mark Noble’s penalty was spot on. I don’t know why I get so nervous when Noble steps up to take penalties! He’s been taking them his whole life. He stuck it in the top corner. It was special,” he continued.“I think we deserved the win. Newcastle has been in some great form recently so we knew we had to be on our game, and we said that. We had to treat this game like as a final. I think you saw that in the first half.”“We were out of the box quick. We got an early goal and we kept pushing. We played some lovely football at times. Manu and Felipe played some beautiful football,” he concluded.With this result, West Ham United is now in the ninth position of the table with 39 points, three points ahead of Everton.Well done, lads! You did Bonzo proud ❤️#WHUNEW #COYI pic.twitter.com/Ck9z799NEQ— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 2, 2019last_img read more

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