Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has reportedly stepped up his interest in signing Leicester right-back Ricardo Pereira in the January transfer window. But Pereira is not the only right-back on Tottenham’s radar, and news from West Brom is sure to have alerted the north London club. That news concerns highly-rated Baggies full-back Nathan Ferguson, who up until recently had been a regular in Slaven Bilic’s side, but has missed the last two games. Read Also:Tottenham leading transfer race for West Brom star The official line from The Hawthorns is that the 19-year-old is currently sidelined with a minor knock, but rumours persist that West Brom may be ready to do a deal for a player who will be out of contract in the summer and could be sold for as little as £10m. Meanwhile, Tottenham defensive stalwart Jan Vertonghen is reportedly wanted by two clubs in the January transfer window. According to the Daily Telegraph, Serie A outfit Napoli want to move for the 32-year-old this month – having failed with an approach last summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel CharactersTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… The Portugal international, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, has established himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. The 26-year-old only joined Leicester in 2018 in a £21million deal from Porto and was awarded the club’s Player of the Season in his first year at the club. The Daily Express claims that Mourinho is ready to rival United for Pereira, who is under contract at the King Power until 2023, and that Spurs are readying a £30m offer for the player’s services. Pereira is under contract at Leicester until 2023 and any club will find it difficult to convince the Foxes to part with one of their best players mid-way through the season. Spurs are chasing two new full-backs as Mourinho looks to rebuild a defence that has struggled to keep clean-sheets this season, with current right-back Serge Aurier prone to major errors – particularly in big games.
By Joe ChapmanKWAKWANI Strikers joined Silver Shattas in their group to lead on six points when they outhustled Net Rockers 3-2. Botofago won for their second straight to also be on six points in the other group. They closed out Amelia’s Ward Panthers 3-0, as the Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) GT Beer Christmas football championship continued in group play at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on Wednesday night.In the first game Kwakwani Strikers kept their hopes alive after three games in their group of five and now have six points from three games, winning two and losing one.Handel Crossman got the Strikers off to a good start after receiving a corner from Dellon Duke for a 1-0 advantage in the 7th minute.However, the Rockers found the back of the net as DaShawn Young netted in the 30th minute and then took the lead in the 35th minute from a strike by Shane Luckie, as they were 2-1 ahead and were looking good at half-time whistle.Bu the Strikers were not to be denied and they came through to level the scores 2-2 after Norville Adrian was fouled just outside the 18-yard box.The shot taken by Shane Adams was through the wall from the right to the ever-pressing Dale Sauers, who was able to complete the scoring act just around the six yards box in the 58th minute.The two teams battled for the tie-breaker which came in the 90th minute of the game through a corner taken by Dellon Clinkett. Defender Eon ‘Bully’ Pluck was there to plant a header to score the winning goal and hand his team a 3-2 victory.The second game was all Botofago who smashed their way past Amelia’s Ward Panthers 3-0. They remain unbeaten like Winners Connection on six points, to head that group, as Jashawn Moore opened their scoring in the 19th minute from a through pass 1-0. The first half ended with the Botofago looking composed and leading 1-0.The second goal was achieved after the defenders were unable to clear in the mouth of the goal, where Kellon Primo sneaked through and scored in the 49th minute of the second period.Shawn Haynes then to register another for Botofgao – with Panthers defence in disarray – in the 83rd minute for a 3-0 lead which never changed.This evening Eagles United will look to get their first win after drawing their game against Net Rockers. They face Milerock who must win to have any chance of coming out of their group.This game at 18:00hrs will be followed by the clash between unbeaten Winners Connection and winless Amelia’s Ward Panthers.
THE St Kitts & Nevis Patriots made it two from two against the Guyana Amazon Warriors as they came out on top in the fifth match of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).A remarkable game came to life in a dramatic final over from Carlos Brathwaite, in which he conceded only four runs and took three Warriors wickets, giving the Patriots their second victory of the tournament, and turning the match on its head.After the losing the toss and being inserted by Warriors captain Rayad Emrit, the Patriots batted steadily, rather than spectacularly, to reach 132-3.However, smart bowling from Mohammad Nabi and Hasan Ali proved that any total was defendable at Lauderhill, and the Patriots came through for an unlikely win.At halfway, observers may have thought they were 10 or 15 runs short of a winning total, after a subdued Chris Gayle was unable to reach his typical strike rates, but his 66 guided the Patriots to a competitive total of 132-3.The Warriors started well with the ball, with off-spinner Steven Jacobs almost having Gayle caught and bowled.The highlight of a quiet Powerplay which saw just 22 runs was when Chadwick Walton pulled off a wonderful stumping off the bowling off Jacobs, dismissing the dangerous Evin Lewis for just 4.Hafeez was run out attempting a second run when Keemo Paul threw from the deep and Walton leapt high to divert the ball onto the stumps.Hafeez had looked in good touch but the wicket brought Brandon King to the crease, and the 97-run partnership between himself and Gayle formed the backbone of the Patriots innings, and was ultimately match-winning.Keemo Paul changed his pace very well and bowled tidily, while Steven Jacobs bowled his full notifications before the half way stage, keeping the pressure on Gayle and King.However, they progressed nicely, though a missed opportunity for a run out in the fourteenth over would have seen Gayle gone before the death, one of the only mistakes made by Walton on an otherwise great day for the keeper. Tanvir, who bowled tidily at the top of the innings, went the distance at the death as Gayle freed his arms, taking 13 off of one over.In reply, Walton was unable to carry his form with the gloves through to his batting, hitting a short delivery from Sheldon Cottrell straight to Evin Lewis at deep-square leg. When Samuel Badree had opener Steven Taylor stumped off a quicker ball in the fourth over, leaving the Warriors 12-2, there was pressure on the batters.The pressure was released after Mohammad Hafeez dropped both Babar Azam and Jason Mohammed in the following two overs.Mohammad Nabi was the star with the ball for the Patriots, keeping a lid on the fluent Mohammed. He beat the bat on a number of occasions during his spell of 4-0-18-1, eventually luring Azam (21) into skying a delivery which Brathwaite caught for his one wicket.Gajanand Singh, in for a rested Martin Guptill, played solidly for his 28, before eventually falling in that dramatic final over.The turning point for the game was in the seventeenth over when Jason Mohamed hit Hasan Ali into the deep, and an outstanding catch was claimed by substitute, Fabian Allen.Shortly after, Shannon Cottrell had the dangerous Keemo Paul caught behind in the 18th over to give the Patriots a chance at the death.A chase, which had until the final over been straightforward, collapsed under pressure as keeper, Devon Thomas ran out both Emrit and Tanvir with direct hits from behind the stumps.Succumbing to the pressure, Gajanand Singh then turned the ball onto his own stumps, leaving five required from the final ball. Despite a wild swing, the new batsman Rashid Khan was unable to lay bat on it, and Brathwaite wheeled away in celebration.His team will be delighted to have made it two from two and will look ahead to their next game against St Lucia on Saturday as a chance to keep momentum going.The Warriors on the other hand will go into their game against Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday wondering how they lost this match, and looking to regain their form.
Students Sarah Dhanaphatana and David Moreno returned to campus late Sunday night after representing USC at a Harvard Institute of Politics conference “Campus Activation: Increasing Student Voting and Political Engagement” over the weekend.Undergraduates from across the country traveled to Harvard University to participate in the conference, which featured lectures from political practitioners, expert organizers and noteworthy journalists on voter registration and campus political engagement. The lectures focused on ways to encourage millennials to vote through techniques such as technology. “We definitely focused in on communication strategies with new technologies and ways to really connect with young voters,” said Dhanaphatana, a junior majoring in political science and deputy features editor of the Daily Trojan. “We didn’t focus on one particular candidate that might have been doing well, [but] rather which candidate created a sense of authenticity when they were using social media.”One or two representatives each from 27 colleges and universities attended the Harvard conference. Participating schools are members of the Institute of Politics’ “National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement,” a group colleges and universities that aims to encourage young people to get involved in politics and public service.Only 22 percent of people ages 18-29, voted in the 2014-midterm elections, which was 13 percent of the total votes casted, according to CIRCLE news, which monitors the trends in young voters. Moreno, a senior majoring in political science, said one of the more engaging workshops was a discussion and Q&A session with Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called “The Importance of Engaging Millennials in the 2016 Election.”“An interesting thing that we touched on, in terms of the challenges that our generation face, is that a lot of politicians see us more as [people] who can vote for them and get them elected, versus individuals who can actually add to the discussion and contribute to making changes,” Moreno said.Lecturers such as John Della Volpe, director of polling at the IOP, shared his expertise with students on initiatives to improve voter turnout in young communities. He is a leading authority on global trends, opinions and influences, and contributes regularly to news outlets such as the Huffington Post, The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.“[Volpe] reversed the roles and wanted to hear from us and what our generation was like,” Moreno said. “That was really intriguing in that it showed that even though we all vary on a lot of things on the political spectrum, there were a lot of issues we all felt deeply passionate about, such as college affordability, K-12 education, healthcare and race relations.”USC’s effort to increase college voting was evident on Sept. 22, when students gathered in front of Tommy Trojan for National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide event that aims to promote greater participation in elections. 549 students registered to vote at the event, nearly double the amount that registered last year. Student representatives at the Harvard IOP Conference over the weekend compared and contrasted voter registration events on their own campuses to try and better student involvement.“It was intriguing getting to learn about some of the other national voter registration organizations and the methods they utilize for reaching out to students,” Moreno said. “Learning what our peers at other colleges do in regards to campus events and participation was insightful, and will definitely help [our] planning for the 2016 election and beyond.” USC received an award for its participation in National Voter Registration Day from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but Dhanaphatana said that the USC student community should not stop there. “The thing that I am most concerned about at USC, given the fact that we have had things like a good turnout at National Voter Registration day, is keeping the momentum up because we really need to get students out there realizing how impactful their voices are,” Dhanaphatana said. “Legislators are voting on such impactful issues that are directly affecting us, so it is important we all be educated in them.”Dhanaphatana noted the diversity of schools that were represented at the event.“We all come from different backgrounds. We are split between party lines, but there is always something a group of college students can agree on and I think that’s what’s so empowering,” she said.
The recent drama surrounding the USC football team took a turn on Thursday morning, when USC’s senior cornerback-turned-running back Anthony Brown quit the football team and used social media to voice his reasoning for doing so, alleging that head coach Steve Sarkisian was a racist.Gone, baby, gone · Senior running back Anthony Brown racked up 43 tackles during the three years he played cornerback for USC. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanBrown posted a quote on his Instagram account Thursday morning that read, “COULDN’T PLAY FOR A RACIST MAN!!!!” with the caption “Sark treated me like a slave in his Office…Can’t play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton” The post has since been removed from Brown’s Instagram.A Facebook post with the same message was posted by Brown and was later removed as well.Though the news only went public this Thursday, Brown officially quit last Thursday, Aug. 21, according to ESPN.Sarkisian confirmed this Thursday that Anthony Brown had in fact decided to leave the team. Sarkisian responded to Brown’s comments on his social media accounts with livid shock and disagreement.“As far as what [Brown] said … I think it’s ridiculous,” Sarkisian told ESPN Los Angeles. “Any of you guys that know me and if you ask anybody in our building, any of our players — feel free to — that’s about the furthest thing from the truth. Quite honestly, I’m shocked.”Both former and current players of Sarkisian immediately rushed to his defense on social media platforms.Redshirt sophomore linebacker Scott Felix tweeted, “Coach Sark is a great coach and [an] even better person. Accusations like that couldn’t be more untrue. #FightOn.”Former Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart, who played at USC while Sarkisian was an assistant, echoed that same sentiment.“I know Sark as well as anyone,” Leinart tweeted. “He is the farthest thing from a racist. This is a ridiculous claim!”Just two days from the start of the 2014-15 season, the news of Brown’s departure from the squad seemingly has very little effect on the roster depth.Brown, who prepped at Kaiser High School in Fontana, California, was listed as the sixth running back on the depth chart.During his first few years as a cornerback, Brown accrued 43 tackles in six starts, but had been limited because of injuries to his ankle in 2013.Sarkisian converted Brown to a running back during fall camp, per Anthony’s request, hoping that accommodating his wishes would both encourage him and provide him with more playing time.But after hyperextending his elbow during training camp, Brown was discouraged and did not want to keep playing.“It’s a bit unfortunate because we could have used him,” Sarkisian told ESPN Los Angeles. “We think he could have helped us.”Sark reiterated that he believed in Brown as “an asset,” but his continued efforts to retain Brown on the squad were in vain.“I thought he could get healthy … I didn’t want him to quit,” Sarkisian said. “I wanted him to come back and play and he chose not to.”Brown fired back later that day, though, by providing his side of the story in an interview with Annenberg TV News.“[He] called me a coward several times,” Brown said. “I never felt like that. Twenty-three years old, and I’ve never been talked to like that … He said a lot of things that put me in a situation where I was belittled, like trash, like I’m nobody.”The Trojans will start the 2014 season against Fresno State this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. without Brown.
Leinster have the chance to shrink Connacht’s six-point lead at the top as they host the Ospreys at the RDS, where there’s a 3pm kick-off.Later this evening, Munster take on the Newport Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park at 7.35pm.Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell starts for the province at openside while his fellow Premier County native Dave Foley is among the replacements for the meeting with the Welsh team.
The Reds captain admits he has thought about pursuing a managerial career when he hangs up his boots, and would seriously consider the chance to take the reins at Anfield.Steven Gerrard admits he would consider managing Liverpool in the future if he felt he was up to the task.The inspirational midfielder holds legendary status at Anfield, having spent his entire career with his boyhood club.Gerrard is open to the possibility of moving into management when he calls time on his career and said he would welcome the chance to take charge at Anfield if he believed he could do the job justice.He told the club’s official website: “I’d consider management maybe if I was good enough.”But just because you’ve been a decent player and had a successful career at Liverpool, it doesn’t mean you’re going to turn out to be a top manager. “But if I was good enough and I ever got the shout to be the Liverpool manager in 10 or 20 years, of course I’d consider it very seriously.”The England captain has no intention of hanging his boots up just yet as he attempts to get his hands on the Premier League trophy for the first time this season.The 33-year-old is also set to skipper his country in what will almost certainly be his last World Cup in Brazil next year.
The Ghana male hockey team defeated Nigeria to win the Hockey World League Round 1 tournament held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra.Ghana came from behind to beat their age-long rivals, Nigeria, 2-1.Shadrach Baah was the hero of the day when he connected a pass from Elekim Akaba to give Ghana the maximum points at stake.The match winner, delivered in the 64th minute, sent the stadium into a frenzy as the fans celebrated the feat which earned Ghana a slot in the Hockey World League Round 2.Earlier in the 54th minute, Emmanuel Ankomah connected a pass from close range to equalise for Ghana after trailing in the first half.Meanwhile, the Ghana women hockey team also qualified for the Hockey World League Round 2 after defeating favourites, Kenya, 1-0 in their last match After wasting countless goal scoring opportunities,including eight penalty corners, Elizabeth Opoku made amends for her earlier misses when she connected Umaru Nafisatu’s pass in the 66th minute to set the stadium alight.Moments after the goal Kenya had attacked from all angles with the view of equalising but the defenders of Ghana stood firm,protecting their lone goal advantage.
The competition started back in July and will finish at the end of this month with the finals.There are six A grade men’s teams and six U20 men’s teams taking part.Teams are from all along the Aroma Coast from Paramana to Kapari.President of the CPL, Jack Kedea said following the completion of the competition, there will be a new concept called the District Origin games.He explained that the top players from the Abau district will be split into two teams and play three games.He said a squad of 40 will be selected after this for the train on squad for the Central Chiefs team that will enter the Digicel Cup competition next year.
Jerwin Ancajas poses with MP Promotions Joe Ramos. Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas —After displaying his ferocity as a fighter, Jerwin Ancajas unraveled his gentle nature—and class—on Saturday night.Ancajas knocked Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez out in the 10th round, and, instead of celebrating right away, went over to his fallen enemy to find out if he’s all right.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For now, however, Ancajas is looking forward to a two-week respite back home, something well earned for masterful demolition of Gonzalez has put him among boxing’s elite.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “This honor is not for me alone, but also for the Filipino people,” Ancajas said in Filipino.It was a rude awakening for the 21-year-old Gonzalez, who was also hoping for a grand entry into boxing’s mainstream.“It was a tough fight. I wasn’t expecting this result,” said Gonzalez, who dropped to 21-2 with eight knockouts.“It was a great experience and I will bounce back.”Back in his locker room, Ancajas bared he drew inspiration from the attention Pacquiao, his idol and benefactor through MP Promotions, has been giving him.They talked late Friday night, with the eight-division world champion and Philippine senator giving him encouragement before praying over him.On Saturday, Pacquiao advised Ancajas to shun the pressure of being compared to him, to relax and do his thing in the ring.Best yet to comeAccording to chief trainer Joven Jimenez, however, Ancajas wasn’t at his optimum best against Gonzalez, giving him a seven with 10 being the maximum.For revered promoter Bob Arum, who signed up Ancajas to a three-fight deal with an option to extend, the southpaw’s fourth straight knockout victory over title challengers was an excellent performance.As such, expect Arum to pit Ancajas against other renowned 115-pounders in more lucrative fights within the year. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Gonzalez beat the count, but when Ancajas floored him anew with an overhand left, Puerto Rican referee Rafael Ramos finally halted the bout at the 1:50 mark.Gonzalez launched an attack in the fifth round only to be repelled quickly. The Filipino had won all the previous rounds before the stoppage.The 26-year-old Ancajas, hailed as the second coming of Manny Pacquiao, raised his record to 29-1-1 with 20 knockouts.For countryEver humble, Ancajas said the victory wasn’t only for him to savor.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘Gonzalez needs more experience’ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In so doing, the new Filipino sensation not only retained the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown at American Bank Center. He also enthralled the fans inside the venue and the viewers from the United States and worldwide.Ancajas lived up to the hype and dominated the game but overmatched Gonzalez, stressing a point with a flash knockdown right in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe pride of Panabo City, now residing in Barangay Ramirez in Magallanes, Cavite would have settled for a shutout victory, but found an opening and went for the kill in the fateful round.Ancajas staggered Gonzalez with a snappy right jab then sent the Mexican down again with another hard left straight. LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments