Ighalo set for Manchester United exit as loan extension talks stall

first_img Source: Goal Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United this week unless there is a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua.The 30-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in January on a loan deal until the end of the season, with his his short-term contract set to expire on May 30.The suspension of football due to Covid-19 and the consequent delay to ending the season has seen all Premier League teams agree that clubs can temporarily extend contracts of players whose deals are coming to an end this summer.United are keen to keep Ighalo until the season is resumed and played to a completion, but there has yet to be progress in negotiations with Chinese Super League side Shenhua as they want to have the ex-Nigeria international back to begin preparations for the resumption of the CSL.There is no definitive date for action to resume in China, but a lack of squad depth means Shenhua see Ighalo as a key part of their squad.Llifelong United fan Ighalo wants to extend his stay at Old Trafford, and while manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to add a forward to his squad in the summer transfer window, Goal can confirm that an offer has not been made to sign Ighalo on a permanent deal.Shenhua would be open to selling the former Nigeria international if United made a “reasonable” offer, but the Red Devils are looking elsewhere for a long-term reinforcement.The deadline day deal to bring Ighalo to United in January was widely criticised, but he has impressed during his time in Manchester, scoring four goals in three starts for the club.Marcus Rashford has returned to full fitness after the back injury which has kept him sidelined since the start of the year, so the club are relaxed over Ighalo’s future as Solskjaer will have options when the season resumes.United’s players returned to training at the club’s Carrington base last week after the go-ahead was given for socially distanced sessions.Each club is regularly testing their players and staff for coronavirus, with the latest round of results released over the weekend showing two positive results after 996 tests.last_img read more

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Mutebi confident ahead of clash with Nigeria’s Rivers Utd

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Manager Mike Mutebi giving instructions to Ivan Ntege before the latter was introduced in the CAF Confederation tie against Club Africain at Lugogo. PHOTO KCCA FC MEDIALugogo, Uganda| KCCA FC MEDIA| Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC)  return to continental action today with a home duel against Nigeria’s Rivers United in Group A of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.After earning a vital victory against Club Africain about a fortnight ago, KCCA FC ensured they remained on the course to achieving their target of progressing to the quarterfinals.“We are prepared for the game, the players are set and our target is to make sure we get maximum points in tomorrow’s encounter,” team manager, Mike Hillary Mutebi told www.kccafc.co.ug.The manager however notes, it will not be a walk in the park for KCCA FC at Phillip Omondi stadium because Rivers United are an equally a good side.“From the assessment I have made about them (Rivers United), they are a very tactical side, physical like we all know about West African teams. Therefore, that calls for efficiency and make sure we minimize the mistakes in order to get the result that we want,” he asserted.Tickets for the Saturday tie at Lugogo are already on sale at Shell Petro Stations in Nakawa, Lugogo and Kampala Road together with the Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo. They go for Shs 10,000/= in the open stands, Shs 20,000/= in the VIP and Shs 50,000/= in the VVIP with free entrance to all students in uniforms.CLICK TO READ ALL MATCH PREVIEWSlast_img read more

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ONE LUCKY SANTA ANITA FAN WINS BRAND NEW 2016 GLC COURTESY OF MERCEDES-BENZ OF ARCADIA

first_imgVEHICLE HAS RETAIL VALUE OF $42,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2016)–There’s an old adage among gamblers and horseplayers that if you don’t participate, you could be walking around “lucky” and not know it. Safe to say Jim Summers of Solana Beach is glad he decided to come to the races on Monday at Santa Anita, as he ended up winning a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia, which is part of the Rusnak Auto Group, when the Doug O’Neill-trained first time starter Dynamite Charge won the sixth race on the Independence Day card, thus making Summers the beneficiary of the Mercedes-Benz GLC giveaway staged by Santa Anita and Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia.“I’ve been playing the horses since I was 18,” said Summers, 57, of Solana Beach. “I love the people and the action. It’s just fun coming to the track and looking for horses to play.“I came up today and had a few of the dollar beers with a couple friends, we’re all San Diego guys. I’m gonna keep the car. I have to pick it up by July 30 here at Rusnak in Arcadia.”Summers, who works in the San Diego area as an actuary, qualified as a Top 10 finalist in the Mercedes-Benz giveaway contest through an online entry at santaanita.com.“This contest has really been a win-win for everyone involved and we’re very appreciative of Rusnak/Arcadia for helping to make it happen,” said Santa Anita’s Vice President of Marketing, Nate Newby. “It’s really nice to have a guy like Jim win this as well. He’s a lifelong horseplayer so it’s great to see him hit this kind of a jackpot. We just wish he lived closer to Santa Anita!”Donated by Rusnak/Arcadia, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has a retail value of $42,000.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY MIKE WILLMAN – SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017

first_imgMartin Pedroza9612181713%49%$540,903 (Current Through Saturday, March 4, 2017 Inclusive) SUPERSTAR UNIQUE BELLA HEADED TO SANTA ANITA OAKS            Jerry Hollendorfer’s newest superstar, 3-year-old filly Unique Bella, overcame a good dose of adversity in winning Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, winning her third consecutive graded stakes and her fourth race in a row under Mike Smith.Slower into stride than is her custom, the Pennsylvania-bred daughter of Tapit was quickly into contention while third at the rail into the Club House turn.  At that point, Smith made the tactical decision to split horses at the seven furlong pole and Unique Bella then took command, but had to repel a serious challenge a furlong out from runner-up Abel Tasman, who was ridden by Joe Talamo.“Hats off to the winner, what a special filly she is, because like I said, I really had a lot of horse and we had a beautiful trip,” said Talamo, currently fifth in the rider standings with 18 wins.  “The winner broke a little slow, which I was happy to see.  I was so proud of my filly.  I think she’s definitely going to move forward.”Despite repeated media queries regarding the possibility of her stepping onto the Santa Anita and Kentucky Derby trail, Hollendorfer was again steadfast in his resolve to get Unique Bella to the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 8, with the next objective the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 5.“We’re just trying to do our best and she’s rewarding us,” said Hollendorfer following yesterday’s Santa Ysabel.  “I don’t have any thoughts about running her against the boys, but some other folks do I guess.  When I saw her coming into the lane, I felt that she was waiting on horses a little bit.  Mike had to wave the stick at her a little but she responded right away.  I wasn’t too worried.”So the stage is nearly set for Hollendorfer, who won last year’s Santa Anita Oaks with two-time Eclipse Champion Songbird, to pursue his second consecutive victory in the race originally known as the Santa Susana. Bob Baffert4696920%52%$902,111 ANSWER:  At the bottom of today’s Finish Lines. BIG ‘CAP TRIVIA ANSWER:  Seven horses have carried 130 pounds to victory in the Big ‘Cap;  John Henry and Bill Shoemaker (1982), Spectacular Bid & Bill Shoemaker (1980), Ack Ack and Bill Shoemaker (1971), Round Table and Bill Shoemaker (1958), Mark-Ye-Well and Eddie Arcaro (1953), Thumbs Up and Johnny Longden (1945) and Seabiscuit with “Red” Pollard (1940).   JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Corey Nakatani62117618%39%$601,056 Rafael Bejarano10519161718%50%$1,042,143 Peter Miller872621830%63%$1,289,220 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.87178820%38%$748,565 Trainer Standings John W. Sadler468101017%61%$503,524 Kent Desormeaux11422151219%43%$1,359,649 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Doug F. O’Neill11615231913%49%$1,162,186 UNIQUE BELLA HEADED TO SANTA ANITA OAKSSTORMY LIBERAL MARCHES ON FOR MILLERMASTERY WORKS FOR SAN FELIPEMIDNIGHT STORM DRILLS FIVE FURLONGS FOR BIG ‘CAP Joseph Talamo12518111814%38%$597,168 STORMY LIBERAL TAKES NO PRISONERS IN JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES            Winning at an astounding 30 percent clip, San Luis Rey Downs-based Peter Miller continued his winning ways in Saturday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes, as his Stormy Liberal was up to win by nose under Norberto Arroyo, Jr. while getting 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.89.Claimed four starts back on Oct. 16 for $40,000, Stormy Liberal, who got a career best 102 Beyer Speed figure in the Hernandez, is now two for four racing for Miller out of San Luis Rey, having won the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes down the hill on Jan. 29.Through 37 days of racing, Miller now holds a 26-19 edge over Jerry Hollendorfer, and, in the all-important stakes won category, Miller leads “The Dorf” nine to five. Santiago Gonzalez10612151311%38%$542,427 Mike Smith421431233%69%$1,337,167 J. Keith Desormeaux3573520%43%$447,105center_img Tyler Baze19634392317%49%$1,588,881 Mark Glatt62911915%47%$417,870 William Spawr26103338%62%$292,051 Jockey Standings Kristin Mulhall3176323%52%$213,230 Steven Miyadi54714613%50%$340,733 Vladimir Cerin42810619%57%$312,619 Jerry Hollendorfer10119122119%51%$1,418,064 Richard Baltas10218191518%51%$974,962 Stewart Elliott12714141711%35%$681,748 FINISH LINES:  Notable Santa Anita works this morning:  Kobe’s Back, Peter Eurton, 49.20, Accelerate, John Sadler, 1:01.80, Battle of Midway, Jerry Hollendorfer, (bullet) 1:00.20, Midnight Storm, Phil D’Amato, 1:01.20, Mastery, Bob Baffert, (bullet) 1:12.60 and Arrogate, Bob Baffert, 1:24.00…Additionally, Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, prepping for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) worked seven furlongs this morning at Los Alamitos in 1:25.80.  Trainer Art Sherman had the 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner galloping out a mile in 1:38.40…All THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day, Saturday, March 11, will will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last.  There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick Six.  First post time will be 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m….               …On Saturday, March 18, Santa Anita offers the St. Paddy’s Day Pitch, with the person who tosses a ringer winning $1 million!  It’s free to enter.  Just get on track, fill out a contest entry card and you could be one of four entries selected to participate, or sign up online at santaanita.com/events before March 18, as one online entry will also be chosen. Peter Eurton48105621%44%$531,807 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tiago Pereira9211111212%37%$371,170 Edwin Maldonado60107917%43%$319,840 (Current Through Saturday, March 4, 2017 Inclusive) Flavien Prat18239293521%57%$2,647,969 Philip D’Amato711591321%52%$890,285 BIG ‘CAP TRIVIA:  The Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, to be contested at a mile and a quarter on Saturday, will be run for the 80th time, dating back to Azucar’s win with George Woolf aboard in 1935.  In its 79 previous running’s, how many horses have carried 130 pounds to victory? Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537last_img read more

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Behind enemy lines: Seahawks vs. 49ers, Five questions with opposing beat writer

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Five questions with Gregg Bell, who covers the Seattle Seahawks for the Tacoma News Tribune, about Monday night’s matchup against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium:Question: With a 22-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio and another fourth-quarter comeback, why is Russell Wilson having his most efficient season to date?Much of it is Wilson’s supreme accuracy on all types of throws: on the run, off balance, from the pocket, while pressured. But also, Brian Schottenheimer is using …last_img read more

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ONE Championship lines up 45 events for 2019

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Body first, ranking later says Rafael Nadal after ankle surgery Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img CEO of ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong talks to the media during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonMANILA, Philippines—It’s going to be another big year for ONE Championship.The mixed martial arts promotion announced that it would have a total of 45 events scheduled to take place in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The Folayang-Aoki fight, which is a rematch more than two years in the making, is just one of three World title fights in the card with ONE Women’s World atomweight champion Angela Lee moving up in weight to challenge ONE Women’s World strawweight champion Xiong Jin Nan.Rounding out the three title fights is the bout between Aung La N Sang, the ONE World light heavyweight and middleweight champion, will put his 204-lb title against Ken Hasegawa.New signings, and former UFC World champions, Eddie Alvarez and Demetrous Johnson would also make their debuts for the promotion in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Twenty four ONE Championship events (fight cards), 12 ONE Hero Series, six ONE Warrior Series, and three ONE ESports events are lined up for the year, according to ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong.Fight cards have all been set in terms of dates and venues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionONE Championship’s biggest card in 2019 is the A New Era event on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.A New Era will be ONE Championship’s first card in Japan with ONE World lightweight champion Eduard Folayang defending his belt against Shinya Aoki in the main event. MOST READlast_img read more

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10 months agoSpurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazard

first_imgSpurs, Bayern Munich keen as Gladbach coach Hecking fights to keep Hazardby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach coach Dieter Hecking has made it clear he doesn’t want Thorgan Hazard sold next month.The younger brother of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Thorgan is a target for Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Sevilla as he enjoys career best form this season. Chelsea also boast a buy-back option.But Hecking has told Gladbach chief Max Eberl he doesn’t want to lose the midfielder in January.The coach stated: “Max knows exactly how I think with this question …”Hazard is tied to Gladbach until 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Coffee maker smashings end but Keurigs ad plans a mystery

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – While Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity called on his supporters to stop smashing Keurig coffee makers to protest a decision to stop advertising on his show, it remains unclear whether Keurig will actually return as a sponsor.Hannity and a liberal lobbying group’s effort to choke off his advertising are clearly making some corporations uncomfortable and loathe to be involved in a proxy political battle.After Keurig announced via Twitter that it would abandon Hannity’s show because of how he reported on stories about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, some of the Fox host’s supporters began posting videos online smashing, blowing up or tossing coffee makers off a deck. Hannity called the action “hysterical” and showed some of the videos on his show.Then he read from a letter that Bob Gamgort, Keurig’s chief executive officer, wrote to his employees saying it was wrong to talk about advertising strategies publicly “outside of company protocols.”“I believe the CEO. I believe his sincerity here,” Hannity, who claimed to own five Keurig machines, said on his show Monday. He called for a “cease-fire” and urged supporters not to smash their Keurigs.But Gamgort’s letter never explicitly says what its advertising plans will be. “In most situations such as this one, we would ‘pause’ our advertising on that particular program and reevaluate our go-forward strategy at a later date,” he wrote.Keurig representatives did not return repeated messages on Tuesday and Wednesday asking whether it would resume advertising on Hannity’s show. The last Keurig ad on his show aired Nov. 2, while Green Mountain coffee, made by the same company, advertised last Thursday, according to Media Matters for America, the group that has been advocating an advertiser boycott of Hannity.Similarly, Volvo announced via Twitter on Monday that it had advised its media agency to cease advertising on Hannity’s show. But the tweet appeared to have been quickly deleted, and the company’s representatives also did not return messages seeking clarification on what its stance will be moving forward.Realtor.com tweeted on Saturday that it does not run ads on “Hannity” and would not in the future. The tweet was later deleted and Realtor.com later said it would advertise “across a broad range of networks, including Fox News and its top shows.”Other companies appear reluctant to be seen publicly as supporting a boycott, and similarly reluctant to be seen supporting Hannity. Nature’s Bounty and Hello Fresh both said they have not advertised on the show since the summer but have not discussed their reasons.Fox News had no comment on the advertisers.Media Matters has successfully promoted advertiser boycotts on past Fox personalities Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly. Hannity and his supporters have actively fought back, and companies have been caught in the crossfire. Hit hard by a backlash when it announced a Hannity boycott in the spring, the financial services firm USAA initially said it would avoid all opinion-based programming, then reversed field and said it would return to Hannity’s show.Angelo Carusone, Media Matters president, said he was initially disheartened this past weekend when the Keurig-smashing videos appeared, believing it would make other companies reluctant to risk the wrath of Hannity’s supporters. But he found this wasn’t so. Carusone said there are a dozen companies that advertised on Hannity in the past that have said they will no longer do so, and still others that are avoiding the show but just not being public about their intentions.He said he doesn’t believe Keurig will return as an advertiser because returning would subject them to a backlash among Hannity’s opponents. He said USAA was the only company he knew that said it would avoid Hannity’s show and publicly changed its mind.“What companies say about it obviously makes a difference from a public perception perspective,” he said. “But if the ads are not running because companies have put (the show) on a ‘do not run’ list, that’s really the action that makes the difference here. Because that’s the one that affects the advertising rates for Sean Hannity and his commercial viability.”Hannity has said he believes Media Matters is trying to muzzle free speech.last_img read more

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Bill C 69 given a rough welcome at Calgary Senate committee hearing

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – A federal bill to change the way Ottawa assesses major energy projects is getting a rough ride in Calgary.Representatives of Canada’s biggest oil and gas companies took turns demanding major changes to Bill C-69 before a Senate committee making a Calgary stop on a cross-Canada series of hearings that started in Vancouver on Monday.Meanwhile, hundreds of people rallied outside the downtown hotel where the hearing was taking place, chanting “Kill that Bill” and waving signs _ a scene that is becoming typical whenever federal politicians come to Calgary. Senate energy committee chairwoman Rosa Galvez says she believes the testimony senators have been hearing will turn into amendments by the time it is scheduled to give its report to the Senate by May 9.Spokespeople for large oilsands producers Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd. and Cenovus Energy told the hearing they support the intent of the bill to improve the regulatory process but only if sweeping amendments proposed by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers are adopted.CAPP is urging changes that prevent public policy debates from being part of project assessments, that intervention be restricted to those directly affected or those with expertise, that timelines be firmly enforced and that government ministers’ broad discretionary powers be limited.“With amendments _ and they’re common sense amendments, they’re not drastic, they’re just common sense, clarifying amendments _ we can make this bill workable,” said Steve Laut, executive vice-chairman of Canadian Natural.“We can get premium products from Canada on the global market, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. And I think that’s important.”last_img read more

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