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first_img If upheld, the possibility of several of Pep Guardiola’s top stars departing in search of Champions League football would be a devastating situation for the club. Earlier this month the Daily Mail claimed City will look to prevent that scenario from occurring for two of their brightest talents by offering them fresh terms after their upcoming round of 16 tie with Real Madrid. The article stated that midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne and England forward Raheem Sterling would be offered increases on their £280,000 and £300,000 per week salaries respectively. Read Also:England stars shocked over Raheem Sterling’s axe Man City have made a point of tying down their top talents to long-term contracts while still having several years remaining, with Leroy Sane and John Stones their only players under the age of 30 to not have at least three years remaining on their current deals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The England man, who signed for City from Liverpool in a controversial transfer in 2015, is understood to be in discussions over an improved deal. Sterling, 25, is under contract at The Etihad until 2023, but Italian reporter Nicolo Shira claims talks are underway over extending that by 12 months and raising his wages. The winger, who penned a deal in November 2018 worth a reported £300,000 a week, is set to agree a new contract worth around £18.5m a year or £357,000 a week. Following breaches of the Financial Fair Play rules, the Citizens were handed a two-year ban from European competitions, though the club are hopeful of successfully appealing the decision.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVLittle Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body? Manchester City are in talks with Raheem Sterling over a new contract, according to a report.last_img read more

first_imgJoseph Lee Solsman, 47, of Dillsboro passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg.  Joseph was born Tuesday, December 14, 1971 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Leo and Lois (Strausbaugh) Solsman.  He married Elisabeth Byrd and she survives.  He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and mowing grass for his neighbors in Dillsboro.Joseph is survived by his wife Elisabeth of Dillsboro; sons: Austin Solsman and Jaden Wise both of Dillsboro; daughters: Hailee Baker of Brookville, IN and Jenna Baker of Dillsboro; father Leo Solsman of Franklin, OH; brothers: LuRoy (Debbie) Solsman of Midland, OH and Chris Carson of OH; sisters: Lannie (Blain) Foxx of Edgewater, FL, Lynnae (Kevin) Deardorff and Andrea Begley both of Franklin, OH; 1 grandchild Luke Baker; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother Lois Strausbaugh Solsman.Service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Joseph to the family.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

first_imgOhio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that as of Monday, March 16,  all Ohio schools will be closed for an extended spring break for three weeks. DeWine referred to the three-week school closure as an extended spring break and noted that students should come to school Monday, March 16; the break will begin Tuesday and last until at least April 6. This closure affects private, public, and charter schools.last_img

first_img Spurs insist Lloris was fit to continue playing following thorough checks by club doctor Shabaaz Mughal and physio Geoff Scott. It is this criticism of the club’s medical staff, who saved Fabrice Muamba’s life at White Hart Lane two seasons ago, that has riled Villas-Boas so much. “I stand absolutely by the decision I took and I stand by the decision that the medical department took following the checks that they made on the player,” the Portuguese said in a fiery press conference on Wednesday afternoon. “All the checks were according to the book. “I have registered the fact that a couple of people have taken this opportunity to find the chance to get themselves publicised who have no experience in the pitch whatever in these type of situations. “And I find it extremely disappointing that two people – a great doctor and a great physio, who saved the life of Muamba, were heavily put into question by lots of incompetent people, with absolutely no experience on the pitch, no experience in the action, no experience in the moment. “That is extremely serious and disappointing.” When asked if Scott and Mughal were angry about their conduct being questioned, Villas-Boas said: “Yes, of course.” FIFA’s chief medical officer, Professional Footballers’ Association head Gordon Taylor and brain injury charity Headway all hit out at the Tottenham manager for not substituting the goalkeeper following the collision. Lloris needed lengthy treatment on the pitch and the Spurs boss said afterwards that the Frenchman could not remember the incident. Press Association Villas-Boas has been irked by comparisons between Lloris’ situation and those encountered in different sports such as rugby, and other head injuries in football. “It’s something that astonishes me why it’s tried to be put in the same mould as all of these situations that happened in the past,” he said. “My medical department has followed the Premier League guidelines for this type of situation. “This is not comparable to American football, rugby, Andros Townsend’s situation or Petr Cech’s situation.” Rarely has Villas-Boas been so animated and passionate about a subject since he moved to England. The Portuguese also appears to believe that Lukaku could have jumped over Lloris when the France international dived for the ball in the goalless draw at Goodison Park. “I find it remarkable as well that nobody has dedicated themselves to find out if the player could have avoided keeper and I’m disappointed that Lukaku hasn’t contacted Hugo,” Villas-Boas continued. “I don’t question Lukaku’s integrity or human side, I have maximum respect for him and I think he has for me, but from all this excitement from something that is so negative I’m surprised no time was lost to study this. “I don’t want to question Lukaku, he’s a young player, wonderfully gifted but I think he could have jumped over Lloris.” Villas-Boas says he has not taken the criticism of his decision to keep Lloris on to heart. “People can have a pop at me at any time, I’m immune to that,” he said with a smile. “After my Chelsea experience, I took a vaccine that makes me immune to a couple of things. I’ve lived through a lot.” So despite the concerns of the experts who called for Lloris to be rested for at least a week, the goalkeeper is available to start Tottenham’s Europa League clash against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday. Villas-Boas has made a decision on who will start in goal but will not make that call public until an hour before kick-off when the teams are announced. “He was out on the (training) pitch this morning,” he said. “The selection has been made. (the media) will just have to wait.” After a summer spending spree totalling over £100million, Villas-Boas is able to rotate his team for the encounter with the Moldovan champions, even though he knows victory will be enough to see Spurs through to the knockout stages. “We will make a lot of changes tomorrow but there will be no complacency,” Villas-Boas said. Andre Villas-Boas has launched a scathing attack on those who criticised his decision to keep Hugo Lloris on the field of play after being knocked unconscious by Romelu Lukaku on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel suffered a defeat at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee on Tuesday when a majority of the 7 member body ruled that Governor Ron DeSantis was acting within his constitutional authority when he suspended Israel as top cop in Broward.“…we find that the Governor has satisfied the constitutional requirements set forth in article IV, section 7(a) of the Constitution and has the authority to suspend Israel from the office of Sheriff of Broward County,” Justice Barbara Lagoa wrote in the opinion issued Tuesday afternoon.Israel had argued that he was suspended because of a political promise made by DeSantis during his campaign for governor.DeSantis maintains that he suspended Israel shortly after taking office due in part to his agency’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School in February of 2018.Former Coral Springs cop Gregory Tony was appointed by DeSantis to run BSO following Israel’s ouster.Israel can now appear before the state senate and petition to be reinstated as Broward sheriff.3 of the most recent appointments to the Florida Supreme Court were made by DeSantis and Israel, a democrat, would face a republican majority in the state senate should he decide to go before them for reinstatement.Israel has stated that he intends to run for sheriff again in 2020.Read the opinion of the court here.last_img read more

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) CASTINE — Maine Maritime attacker Andrew DiSalvo was named the North Atlantic Conference  Rookie of the Year. DiSalvo scored 26 goals and added 17 assists playing in only five conference games.NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. 2009 NAC Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Teams All-Conference First Team A Chris Keiley Maine Maritime So LS Peter Betti Maine Maritime Sr D Clay Tolman Maine Maritime Sr This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRookie of the Year A Andrew DiSalvo Maine Maritime Fr All-Conference Second Team A Garrett Lake Maine Maritime Sr Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

first_img Published on January 27, 2015 at 12:04 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Kelsey Richardson led a jog back and forth on the 20-yard line closest to the main entrance of the Ensley Athletic Center with a trio of Syracuse goalies. She talked to senior goalie Kristiana Ferguson as freshman goalie Melina Woon Avery trailed behind. The goalies are under Richardson’s tutelage now. Just last season, Richardson was similarly positioned to her goalie teammates, being the pupil of Brett Queener, an assistant coach. With Queener gone and former goalie Alyssa Costantino having graduated, Richardson has usurped a leadership role within the position group and will take over the 30 minutes she used to split with Costantino in games. During the offseason, Richardson physically and mentally prepared for the season and is set to take on a new leadership role for SU. “Coming in … I know I have a bigger leadership role,” Richardson said. “I know that I have more responsibilities this year and I’m ready for it, I’m ready to step up.”Three seasons ago, teammates told Richardson she had “happy feet” because she fidgeted in the net, a flaw in her technique that Queener helped to fix. For three seasons, Queener, a member of the United States men’s national lacrosse team, was used as a goalie coach. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe was tasked with helping the goalies put SU’s defense in the right position and work out the kinks in their form. Those same issues Queener helped Richardson correct over three years are similar to those that Richardson has had to help freshman Woon Avery with this season. “Sometimes she notices small things about what I’m doing in the goal which I don’t even notice I’m doing,” Avery said. “Almost like a coach on the field.”Avery’s development has been handicapped because she missed the fall season. Richardson has helped her with clearing the ball faster, the same problem Richardson had when transitioning from high school. Avery said the attack pressures faster and quicker than in high school. Both Avery and Richardson said they struggled with positioning defenders. Queener emphasized to Richardson that the seven defensive players — three midfielders, three defenders and the goalie — need to move as one unit, something Richardson passed to Avery. Although Avery has learned by listening to Richardson, she’s also formed a habit of watching Richardson and picking up on tips and tricks.While Richardson has adjusted to her new leadership role, she’s also had to become the sole starting goalie for SU. With SU’s three starting defenders from last season gone — Kasey Mock, Liz Harbeson and Natalie Glanell — Richardson is now the senior leader in the back of the defense.After splitting 30-minute halves since the first game of her freshman year with Costantino, Richardson will now play all 60 minutes. Together, the two were able to relay tips about shooters and the opposing offense. Now, she won’t have the aid of Costantino, but she will have full games to leave her signature.“It’s great being able to have that full game to yourself,” Richardson said. She upped her offseason workout, using meditation techniques that she said included focusing on doing things positively, seeing herself being successful with saves and envisioning shots.What head coach Gary Gait sees is a more confident goalie. He thinks being relied upon as the go-to goalie after the experience she’s accumulated has boosted her confidence. And based on what Gait has seen so far, he shares in her confidence.Said Gait: “I think she’s ready to lead this team from the defensive end and make saves.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgWith USC Athletic Director Pat Haden stepping down at the end of June, University President C. L. Max Nikias and the administration have a few months to find a replacement to head the school’s storied athletic program.Whether the Trojans choose to hire from within or go “outside the Trojan family” remains to be seen. In his letter announcing Haden’s retirement, Nikias stated the search “will be national in scope.”“It’s going to be a serious search,” Nikias said to the Los Angeles Times last week, adding that he would consider “everybody.”It is worth noting that both Haden and his predecessor, Mike Garrett, were legendary figures at USC, as they were both players before taking the athletic director post.If USC chooses to stay the course with an in-house hire, one of the favorites should be Steve Lopes, who has been at the University since 1984 and currently serves as senior associate athletic director, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for USC Athletics. Lopes would be the “next man up” within USC and a natural choice should Nikias opt to play it safe.Another in-house candidate is J.K. McKay, also a senior associate athletic director who played with Haden at USC in the 1970s and serves as his right hand man in the athletic department. His father is former head football coach John McKay, after which the McKay Center is named, all of which gives the younger McKay a strong case to take the reins.But since Nikias noted the search would be “national,” USC will presumably look at outside candidates, and perhaps make the rare move of hiring a fresh face as athletic director.Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson will see his name connected to the job, considering he just left USC —  where he was a senior associate athletic director — in August of last year, a post he had held since 2009. It was Jackson’s second go-round with the Trojans; he worked as the director of football administration during the Pete Carroll era. But Jackson may be hesitant to leave his Villanova post so quickly for a third stint at USC.Aside from Jackson, USC may try to lure successful athletic directors away from smaller schools. Arizona’s Greg Byrne, Stanford’s Bernard Muir, TCU’s Chris Del Conte and Northwestern’s Jim Phillips have been mentioned as possible candidates. While all of them are respected and comfortable in their current roles, the enticement of heading a large-scale and storied athletic program at USC may be convincing.A couple of weeks ago, reports surfaced connecting current Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich to the USC job, but Jurich denied interest.Haden, who was hired as athletic director in August of 2010, will stay at USC for another year to oversee renovations at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.last_img read more

first_img 76ers star Ben Simmons requests ‘big guard’ meeting with Magic Johnson this summer Kyle Kuzma’s 23-point first quarter kept Los Angeles in the game early. He finished with 39 points while LeBron James was one assist shy of a triple-double.The 76ers surprisingly acquired forward Tobias Harris from the Clippers before the trade deadline and they have now won two straight with him in the lineup. Philadelphia (36-20) will play the Celtics on Tuesday. Related News Los Angeles dropped to 28-28 and will take on the Hawks on Tuesday. Studs of the NightLuka Doncic recorded 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Mavericks to a narrow 102-101 victory over the Trail Blazers.Marvin Bagley III scored a career-high 32 points as the Kings took down the Suns 117-104.Josh Richardson scored a career-high 37 points for the Heat in a 120-118 loss to the Warriors.Duds of the NightReggie Bullock scored two points on 1-of-5 shooting in the Lakers’ loss.Isaiah Briscoe scored two points on 1-of-8 shooting in Orlando’s 124-108 win over Atlanta. The 76ers’ new roster is looking dominant as they routed the Lakers on Sunday, 143-120.Los Angeles didn’t have an answer for Joel Embiid, who totaled 37 points and 14 rebounds on 12-of-16 shooting.center_img 76ers window to win a championship ‘is now,’ GM Elton Brand says HighlightsOrlando’s Jonathan Isaac showcased his stingy defending at the rim in Sunday’s win.THREE blocks….ONE possession. #PureMagic from Jonathan Isaac for @OrlandoMagic! pic.twitter.com/yQ0kArUqUB— NBA (@NBA) February 11, 2019Harris attacked the rim and finished with authority over JaVale McGee in the 76ers’ win.SHEESH @tobias31! pic.twitter.com/KDnWsk0wJs— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) February 10, 2019What’s Next?Trail Blazers (33-22) at Thunder (36-19) 8 p.m. ET —  Portland is just behind Oklahoma City in the Western Conference standings. The Thunder are riding a three-game winning streak and have been fueled by the impressive play of Paul George. The Trail Blazers’ dynamic backcourt will need to show up against one of the NBA’s best defensive teams.last_img read more