Rangers to turn down permanent deal for Ojo

first_img Loading… Rangers will not be signing Liverpool loanee, Sheyi Ojo, permanently at the end of the season, Football Insider has reported. Ojo moved to the Ibrox Stadium last summer on a season-long loan, but he has recently dropped down the pecking order in Steven Gerrard’s team.Advertisement Read Also:Sheyi Ojo to Rohr: I want to play for Eagles The Anglo-Nigerian has 36 games across all competitions for Rangers this season with five goals and seven assists to his credit. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Osimhen reveals what he is missing amid COVID-19 outbreak

first_img Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Read Also: Wilfred Ndidi named best ball-holding midfielder in Premier LeagueAt the last count, Osimhen is fourth highest scorer in Ligue 1, behind the trio of PSG striker Kylian Mbappé, Monao’s Ben Yedder, 18 and Dembélé, 16.The former Wolfsburg player has also netted scored four times  for the Eagles, with three coming in the current 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.Osimhen won the U-17 with Nigeria back in 2015 where he finished the tournament as the top scorer, he also scored three goals for the national U-23 team.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Football and other sports events have been suspended all over the world due to the growing global coronavirus concerns. Osimhen and other football stars have been out of work in the past few weeks and there is no latest development of them returning to the of play very soon.The Lille forward took to his social media handle to express his frustration on Friday after sharing .a picture of himself along with caption “I Miss Doing My Job.” he shared on Twitter.Interestingly, the 21-year-old Osimhen netted 18 goals in all competitions this campaign, with 13 of the goals coming in the league and others in the Champions league and French Cup.center_img Super Eagles and Lille forward Victor Osimhen insists he is missing football action and can’t wait for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to come to an end.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Robbery suspect nabbed

first_imgThe 30-year-old Columba Laranja was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant around 6:30 p.m. on June 7, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Oton municipal police station. The court recommended a P72,000 bail bond  for his temporary liberty./PNcenter_img ILOILO City – Charged with robbery, a resident of Barangay Calamisan, Oton, Iloilo was nabbed.last_img

Connersville man injured in crash fleeing police

first_imgFayette County – A Connersville man was injured this morning when he was struck by a police vehicle as he fled from his vehicle on foot.  The events started Monday morning around 6 a.m. when a Rush County Deputy clocked an eastbound Jeep Cherokee on East SR 44, in Rush County, at 72 M.P.H. in the 55 M.P.H. zone.The Deputy activated his lights and turned around on the vehicle, but the Jeep Cherokee refused to stop.  The pursuit wound around northbound on numerous county roads and was joined by a second Rush County Deputy. The pursuit ended up eastbound into Fayette County onto County Road 600 North, which is a gravel road.  Shortly after crossing Fayette County Road 450 West, the Jeep became disabled in the middle of the dusty gravel road.The preliminary investigation shows that the first pursuing deputy was able to swerve at the last second in the heavy dust to avoid hitting the Jeep. The suspect, who exited his vehicle and began to flee north, was in the roadway when the second pursuing deputy came upon the vehicle in the heavy dust and swerved to miss it.  As the Deputy’s SUV swerved left to avoid the vehicle he struck the suspect, who was in the roadway. The deputies performed first aid and EMS was summoned to the scene.The suspect, Brandon Van Blair,  34, of Connersville, who was found to have a suspended license, was flown from the scene by medical helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.last_img read more

Bosnich wants Ferguson meeting

first_img Press Association Mark Bosnich intends to seek out Sir Alex Ferguson in Australia later this month to challenge him over the Scot’s assessment of his second stint at Old Trafford. “Mark got off to a really bad start,” said the Scot. “He turned up three hours late for his first day’s training and he was overweight.” Bosnich, who now works as a TV pundit in Australia, has not been impressed by the comments. And amid speculation Ferguson will head Down Under to watch the Melbourne Cup next month, the former Aston Villa keeper would relish the chance to set the record straight. “I’ll definitely go down there if he is down there and ask to see him,” Bosnich told talkSPORT. “I’m going to tell him straight to his face and I’ll ask him to repeat [his criticism] and then I will tell him exactly what I want to say and you guys can all read about it, like you read his book. “Sir Alex is entitled to his versions of events as I will be entitled to my right to reply at the appropriate time.” Bosnich added in his column on Fox Sports: “He referenced a period of my career when I returned to training overweight. “That’s true. I usually returned two kilograms overweight and on this occasion I was two and a half.” center_img Bosnich, who had spent time at Manchester United as a youngster, was Ferguson’s choice to replace Peter Schmeichel in 1999, but the move did not work out. In ‘My Autobiography’, Ferguson labelled Bosnich “a terrible professional” and went even further in his press conference. last_img read more

Poyet buoyed by Black Cats revival

first_imgSunderland boss Gus Poyet will welcome Aston Villa to Wearside with a smile on his face after four points over Christmas dramatically improved his mood. However, a remarkable conclusion to the game saw substitutes Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback score to snatch a draw and confirm the manager’s belief that his master plan is working. He said: “What I am seeing is that, even if we are having a bad spell during the game, we are going to have the other side of the coin and we are going to have a good spell, and if in that spell we take advantage and we score, we are going to be in a position to win games. “And it works the other way around. When you are not having your best time, make sure you don’t lose the whole game and concede three or four, so it’s a balance. “Would I like more control for the whole game? Yes, but the games where we have had control, especially West Ham, we didn’t score, so that’s football. “You need to analyse how it is, but not go too deep because you know you become crazy.” Central defender Wes Brown will miss out once again as he completes his three-match ban, while partner John O’Shea remains a doubt with the shoulder injury which kept him out of both games over the festive period. Striker Fabio Borini, who was taken to hospital suffering from the after-effects of a virus during the game at Cardiff, has undergone tests to confirm there is no lasting problem and is rated at 50-50, while midfielder Adam Johnson is battling to shake off his own bout of illness. Press Association Asked if it was currently easier to come to work, he said: “Yes. I am a normal person, yes. I am a bad loser, I have said many times, so when we lose, I am not a nice person to be around. “But it’s the opposite now. I try to be realistic as well, but sometimes football is so good for me, I like it so much that you get so much involved, you forget about the rest of life, family, health and everything in the world. “But that lasts for a day or so. After that, we recover.” Sunderland’s plight remains parlous – they took just 14 points from their first 19 league games and need to improve upon that significantly over the second half of the season if they are to retain their top-flight status. However, 13 of those points have come from Poyet’s 12 games at the helm, and while that ratio will have to increase substantially, a friendlier fixture list, which sees them lock horns with Villa, Fulham and Stoke in January, gives them an opportunity. Poyet said: “A few weeks or a few months ago, people were looking at the table and thinking it was impossible, and now we are there, so we have to make sure we don’t stop and don’t get complacent because we have done nothing. “Of course, we have done something important, but in reality it’s nothing because it’s all about what is coming next.” Poyet launched his reign with a demoralising 4-0 defeat at Swansea on October 19, and he could have been forgiven for contemplating a repeat on his return to South Wales on Saturday when his side trailed 2-0 to Cardiff. The 46-year-old Uruguayan freely admits he is not the best person to be around when the Black Cats are losing games, and a shock victory at high-flying Everton on Boxing Day, following by a last-gasp draw at Cardiff 48 hours later proved the perfect tonic. Poyet’s men remain at the foot of the Barclays Premier League table, but are now only two points adrift of safety, and while that may only represent a start, it is a source of contentment. last_img read more

Pascal Pape: Facing Jamie Heaslip is not a problem

first_img France’s bullish lock was banned for 10 weeks for his crude challenge on Heaslip in Ireland’s 18-11 RBS Six Nations victory on Valentine’s Day. The 35-year-old may not play again in the Six Nations if he retires from Test rugby as planned after the World Cup, but will lock horns with Heaslip again in Sunday’s Pool D decider in Cardiff. Stade Francais second row Pape intends to focus on guiding France to a victory that would line up Argentina in the quarter-finals and leave Ireland facing New Zealand. “It’s not a concern for me, or for him probably,” said Pape when asked about renewing hostilities with Heaslip. “I don’t know how to take the question, it’s not important for me. It wasn’t a problem.” Pape pleaded guilty to the offence and had his ban reduced by five weeks for showing remorse, tweeting Heaslip to apologise. Leinster loose-forward Heaslip accepted the apology by responding to Pape on social media, showing humility despite a nasty injury. “I apologised, he accepted that and we moved on,” said Pape. “I’ll just work hard for the team. “There are plenty of engagements and collisions in matches. I expect fierce competition with lots of physicality but no problems.” France fly-half Frederic Michalak vowed not to fret too much about hounding Johnny Sexton, admitting he would let attack-dog flanker Thierry Dusautoir worry about that instead. Les Bleus have unashamedly placed a target on Sexton’s back this week for the third time in succession. Philippe Saint-Andre’s men know that to stop Sexton is to stop Ireland, and will again send freight-train centre Mathieu Bastareaud straight down his channel at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday. “He’s a great player, he’s had two years in France so I’ve played against him a number of times,” said Michalak of Sexton. “I’ll concentrate on the French team though, I can’t worry about him particularly – I’ll leave that to Thierry!” France will play their first World Cup match at the Millennium Stadium since their superlative 20-18 victory over New Zealand in the 2007 quarter-finals. The French clung on at the death with the All Blacks squandering numerous chances to drop for goal, desperate not just to win but to do so in style. Dusautoir scored a try and set a World Cup-record 38 tackles in a monumental shift in that last-eight battle, but downplayed any chances of a repeat performance against Ireland on Sunday. France have failed to beat Ireland in their last four meetings and even the inspirational Dusautoir admitted he would not put any big money on Saint-Andre’s men. “Eight years has passed since that great match here, so a lot has changed” said Dusautoir. “It’s not a quarter-final, it’s not the same, but it’s massively important for us. “We’ve got to front up to Ireland in order to succeed. We’ve got to play our best rugby to win but we can’t be thinking about repeating the past, it’s a different scenario. “It’s true that we haven’t beaten Ireland in four years but we had two draws, that I remember well. And the two defeats were very close. “I hope that tomorrow we will have the arguments to win the game. I wouldn’t gamble on the French team but I think we can change the story tomorrow on the pitch.” Pascal Pape remains unfazed by facing Jamie Heaslip for the first time since kneeing Ireland’s number eight in the back in a challenge inflicting fractured vertebrae. Press Associationlast_img read more

First ODI in St Lucia – Windies look to continue dominance against Afghanistan

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) – West Indies will hope to avoid any embarrassing hiccups and impose their obvious superiority on minnows Afghanistan when the two teams meet in the opening day/night One-Day International of the three-match series here today.The preceding Twenty20 series, which ended in a clean sweep for the hosts, highlighted the massive gulf between the two sides and the one-day side will be heavily favoured to extend that success in the three contests at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.More significantly, the series – regardless of the weakness of the opposition – offers West Indies a golden opportunity to turn the page on a recent run of troubling results that have seen them win just once in their last 12 outings in bilateral series.And captain Jason Holder was quick to reiterate the importance of the tour, urging his players to be at their best and to ensure a series win.“I think we all know the importance of this series. We’ve just come off the Tests, a tough loss against Pakistan in the last one-day series,” the all-rounder said here yesterday.“I felt we showed some promise there. We had a lot of good positives coming out of that series but we didn’t get over the line in terms of the end result.“I think coming into this series is an opportunity to win a series so the guys have to be very disciplined, always set up our process boxes and once we tick them, more often than not we’ll come out on the winning end.”The Windies are currently ranked ninth in the international one-day rankings, only above Afghanistan in 10th and Zimbabwe in 11th. It is a ranking that caused them to miss out on the ongoing Champions Trophy in England and forced them to turn their attention to the Asian side.Regardless of the weakness of the opposition, however, Holder said he had much regard for their bowling attack, one which included the likes of exciting teenage leg-spinner Rashid Khan.He explained while he was keen on using the series to give each member of his 13-man squad a chance to play, winning was the chief priority and this would be the ultimate focus of the series.“The first objective is to win the series and I think once we win the series then you can afford to give everybody the opportunity to play but we must play it (series) seriously,” Holder said.“It is a very important series. We’ve got to beat Afghanistan. They’ve got a very good bowling attack in my opinion and if we are complacent, that could hamper us. I am very, very confident about this tour.“This is an opportunity for the guys to stamp their authority and get some runs underneath their belts.”The venue has not been a happy hunting ground for West Indies in the past, providing just one win in 11 ODIs in the last nine years.Holder, however, said he expected his side to make the most of the excellent conditions at the ground to undermine Afghanistan.“The history here in St Lucia offers a bit for the faster bowlers up front but having said that, if you are a batman and you get past that first half an hour, it becomes an easier track,” Holder pointed out.“I wouldn’t say easy-paced but the pace is consistent and the bounce is consistent … and I think it has generally been a good wicket here. We have some fast bowlers in our side who can extract some pace and bounce and we expect that from them.”Today’s contest bowls off at 14:30hrs.last_img read more

Little Richard song to introduce ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgESPN said in a press release on Friday that Little Richard’s song will be combined with NFL and team highlights. The 1956 song was a No. 1 R&B hit for the flamboyant Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who died in May at the age of 87 in Tennessee. “We’re truly excited to have teamed up with ESPN for this project, and are honored to have had the opportunity to work with the music of the King of Rock N’ Roll, Little Richard,” said Butcher Brown in a statement provided by ESPN.“Monday Night Football” will kick off with a doubleheader featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers playing New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans at the Denver Broncos. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n’ roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with fewer fans in the stands this year.The new season starting Monday will feature a new version of Little Richard’s hit “Rip It Up” featuring new instrumentals and backup vocals from the Virginia-based band Butcher Brown. The song replaces Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which was repurposed with new lyrics like, “All my rowdy friends are here for Monday night.” Williams’ song was used on the show for two periods, 1989-2011 and then 2017-2019. Little Richard song to introduce ‘Monday Night Football’ Associated Press September 11, 2020last_img read more

Women of Troy embark on last road trip

first_imgThe No. 4 USC women’s volleyball team will head north to play Oregon State and No. 20 Oregon this weekend for USC’s last road trip of the regular season, as the race for the Pac-12 title comes to a close.The champion of the Pac-12’s inaugural season likely won’t be decided until USC (20-4, 15-2) plays at No. 1 UCLA (22-3, 15-2) in the season finale on Nov. 25.Unselfish · Senior setter Kendall Bateman notched her 4,000th career assist last weekend, becoming the third player in USC history to do so. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanBut for that match to be deemed winner-take-all, the Bruins and the Women of Troy will have to defeat the Oregon squads on the road this weekend and beat Arizona and Arizona State at home the following weekend.USC coach Mick Haley admits “there is a possibility” that the finale against UCLA could act as a Pac-12 championship game, but he says there are still important matches to be played before that.“I don’t like to speculate on those types of things,” Haley said. “We can’t look past the Oregon teams. We have to take it one step at a time.”USC’s next step comes on Friday against Oregon State (14-12, 6-10), a team the Women of Troy swept earlier this season.Haley says the rematch will be much tougher this time around in Corvallis, Ore., where the Beavers hold a 7-4 record.“We’re going to get their best,” Haley said. “If they lose this weekend, they probably won’t make the NCAA tournament. Their backs are against the wall.”Outside hitter Camille Saxton leads the Beavers with 3.53 kills per set, and she is second in the Pac-12 with 34 service aces, behind only USC senior outside hitter Alex Jupiter, who has 36.On Saturday night, the Women of Troy will travel to Eugene, Ore., for a showdown with the Ducks (17-7, 10-8), who have won five of their last six matches.The Ducks boast outside hitter Alaina Bergsma, who ranks third in the conference with 4.60 kills per set, and setter Lauren Plum, who is second in the conference with 11.88 assists per set.Though blocking isn’t usually considered to be one of USC’s strong suits, the Women of Troy do have a statistical advantage in the category over the Ducks, who are ranked last in the Pac-12 with 1.75 blocks per set.Perhaps because of that, Haley says the play of his middle blockers — senior Lauren Williams, sophomore Alexis Olgard and freshman Hannah Schraer — will be critical this weekend.If USC performs like it has over the past couple weekends, its chances look good.Williams, who leads the Pac-12 in hitting percentage (.406), posted 20 kills and six blocks in last weekend’s home victories over No. 11 Washington and Washington State.“[Williams] is a dynamic offensive player,” Haley said. “I just want her to improve her blocking.”Olgard broke out two weekends ago in her first start of the season against No. 5 California with eight kills after missing most of the season recovering from knee surgery. She’s since split time with Schraer, who has repeatedly received praise from Haley for stepping in as a freshman.Rotating in different middles can make it tough for setters to get a rhythm going, but senior setter Kendall Bateman says having several capable middles is more beneficial than negative.“There’s a good feeling for all the middles,” Bateman said. “[Williams] is a fifth-year senior with lots of experience, I got to play with [Olgard] for all of last season, and I was playing with [Schraer] for all this year before [Olgard] came back.”That depth might give the Women of Troy a big advantage this weekend, but they aren’t underestimating anyone.“We have a great deal of respect for all the teams in our conference,” Haley said. “It’s especially hard to play on the road in the Pac-12.”USC starts the weekend’s matches Friday against Oregon State at 7 p.m., before traveling to Oregon on Saturday for an 8:30 p.m. match.last_img read more