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Kompany signs new contract with Manchester City

first_img “We have a common goal and so much to look forward to, why would I go anywhere else?” Another day, another Manchester City contract renewal: This time the English champions have tied club captain Vincent Kompany down to a new five-year deal. “But this is just the start of the journey. 13/08/2014 CEST “This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together. “When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years,” Kompany told the clubs’s official website.center_img Upd. at 21:08 Sport EN The Belgian defender follows Aleksandar Kolarov, David Silva and Samir Nasri in committing his future to the club. Kompany, 28, has made over 200 appearances since signing from Hamburg, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup along the way. And in a summer where centre-backs have either been over-priced or hard to come by, City will be happy to have extended Kompany’s stay in England.last_img read more

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Diego Costa banned for three games after Emre Can stamp appeal rejected

first_imgDiego Costa has been hit with a three-game ban by the Football Association for an incident of violent conduct which occured in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup victory over Liverpool. He appealed against the three-match suspension on Thursday but the FA decided to ignore his pleas and uphold it, meaning he misses the crunch title clash against Manchester City on Saturday, as well as subsequent games against Aston Villa and Everton. Rik Sharma CET Upd. at 15:09 center_img The Blues striker stepped on Emre Can’s leg during an early challenge and because the referee did not see the incident, was retrospectively issued a punishment.  30/01/2015 One positive for Chelsea is that the striker will be fresh for the Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain which follows, as well as the League Cup final against Tottenham.last_img read more

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Almeria withdraw appeal over points deduction with Court of Arbitration for Sport

first_img Next season they will player their football in La Segunda, with the aim to get back into La Liga at the first time of asking. Upd. at 21:24 Originally, they were not happy with the decision and appealed it, with it eventually making its way to the CAS.  Almeria have decided to withdraw their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have their three points reinstated.  EFE The Andalusian outfit were fined and docked the points earlier this season because of money owing in the transfer which saw the Danish player Michael Jakobsen arrive at the club several season ago.  26/05/2015 However, after being relegated last week, Almeria have decided to withdraw their appeal. Even with the three points on their tally, they would still have finished the season in the bottom three.  CESTlast_img read more

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Kiko Casilla signs for Real Madrid from Espanyol for €6.5m

first_img Casilla said he was grateful for his time at Espanyol but had to take the opportunity to return to the club he played for as a youth teamer. He added he is moving “with the excitement of a child” for this “once in a lifetime opportunity”.  RIk Sharma 17/07/2015 Upd. at 15:21 “A new chapter in my life starts now, I hope to make the most of it and show my best,” he explained. Espanyol are hoping to sign Marco Asensio on loan from Real Madrid in return. “Casillas has defended the club’s goal as our No.1 for four consecutive seasons. He played 126 official matches for us.”center_img Real Madrid have completed the signing of Kiko Casilla from Espanyol for between €6-6.5million. It means the club’s pursuit of David de Gea seems to have come to an end for now, with the Manchester United goalkeeper still a long-term target. Espanyol manager Sergio Gonzalez said previously he would understand if the goalkeeper decided to move, and thanked him for his behaviour and work in training despite Los Blancos’ interest. CEST A statement on Los Pericos website read: “Espanyol and Real Madrid reached an agreement to seal the transfer of Kiko Casilla in the last few hours.  The goalkeeper will fight it out with Keylor Navas for a first-team spot, after Iker Casillas left to join Porto.last_img read more

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Euro 2016: Which teams have qualified and who’s in the play-offs?

first_img FranceCzech RepublicIcelandTurkeyBelgiumWalesSpainSlovakiaGermany PolandEnglandSwitzerlandNorthern IrelandRomaniaAustriaRussiaItalyCroatiaPortugalAlbania Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Qualified: Play off teams:  Now we know which teams have qualified for Euro 2016, which haven’t and who must go through the play offs. Holland crashing out was the biggest shock of all, while Europe’s other established powers mostly cruised through to the tournament next summer.  14/10/2015 Bosnia (Group B)Ukraine (Group C)Republic of Ireland (Group D)Slovenia (Group E)Hungary (Group F)Sweden (Group G)Norway (Group H)Denmark (Group I) The draws for the play-offs take place on October 18. Sport ENlast_img read more

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Muhammad Ali dies: Barça players among sports stars to pay tribute to legend

first_img “Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest human beings I have ever met. No doubt he was one of the best people to have lived in this day and age,” he told the BBC.  Sport EN 04/06/2016 Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan and Javier Mascherano are among those to have tweeted their thoughts on the man proclaimed by himself as “The Greatest”. The three-time heavyweight champion, who is one of the world’s most-well known sportsmen in history, died on Friday at a hospital in Phoenix.  Upd. at 18:27 Since the news of his passing, tributes have been flowing in, with George Foreman, who Ali famously beat in the Rumble in the Jungle fight in 1974, leading them. center_img CEST Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has passed at the age of 74 after being admitted to hospital on Thursday with a respiratory problem.  Mike Tyson added: “God came for his champion. So long great one.” But Ali transcended the sporting world and the tributes have been coming in from far and wide of boxing, including football, with Barcelona players also adding their respects.  A funeral will be held in his hometown of Louisville in Kentucky. last_img read more

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David De Gea given a week by Manchester United to decide on new deal

first_imgManchester United goalkeeper David de GeaAdvertisement hxmzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsd9wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4acvw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6hypWould you ever consider trying this?😱ol7Can your students do this? 🌚0ivRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United and David de Gea have been under contract negotiations for quite some time, but nothing concrete has emerged. Reportedly, United have given an ultimatum to the Spaniard to decide on his future.Advertisement According to the Daily Mail, United have offered him a new contract with wages of £350,000 per week. De Gea has been given a week to decide his stand on the offer. His current contract expires in 2020, but he has not been close to signing an extension.Advertisement De Gea has been a stellar performer for United over the years. He was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011, and he has improved consistently. He has been among United’s best players consistently and has a host of trophies in his collection.But his form has dropped this season, particularly in recent weeks. Mistakes in high-profile games have brought him under public ire. He has been linked with other clubs, and United are keen to sort out the contract as soon as possible. Paris Saint-Germain are one of the suitors for De Gea’s services.Advertisement Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has full confidence in his goalkeeper, but De Gea needs to make a decision regarding his future in the coming days. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Barcelona 6-1 Atletico Madrid: Crushing Blaugrana win in women’s Clasico

first_img CEST Atlético Goles Lluis Cortes’ side added two more after the break as they sent a message to Atletico, who have won the league in each of the last three years, that they’re hungry for their first title since 2015.  6-1 ATM Tounkara was sent off late on for Atletico, while Toni Duggan, who left Barca as the summer, returned to a warm ovation off the bench in Atletico colours.  BAR Incidencias MATCH FACTS Primera Iberdrola Árbitra Upd. at 20:53 Asisat Oshoala then hit the bar from point-blank range but her blushes were spared when Mariona Caldentey converted thew rebound.  0-1 (Amanda, 2′), 1-1 (Jenni Hermoso, 8′), 2-1 (Mariona, 28′), 3-1 (Kenti Robles, p.p, 34′) 4-1 (Oshoala, 46′), 5-1 (Oshoala, 47′), 6-1 (Meseguer, p.p. 75′) Sampedro’s goal was canceled out by Jenni Hermoso, who scored a penalty in the eighth minute after Aissatou Tounkara had handled. center_img IN SPORT.ES Oshoala added her second after the break and another own goal, this time from Silvia Meseguer following good work from Carolina Graham Hansen, wrapped up the rout.  Partido disputado en el Estadio Johan Cruyff ante 4.467 espectadores. Atletico took an early lead through Amanda Sampedro but Barca responded in style and led 4-1 by half time.  Kenti Robles turned Jenni’s free-kick into her own net before Oshoala finally got on the scoresheet just before half time.  Lola; Kanti Robles (Linari, 46′), Aleixandri, Tounkara, Carmen Menayo (Strom, 46′); Amanda, Torrecilla (Santos, 66′), Meseguer, Ángela Sosa; Charlyn (Duggan, 78′), Ludmila Barcelona 21/09/2019 Marta Huerta. Tarjeta amarilla a: Tounkara (7′, 60′), Menayo (32′), Mapi León (69′) Barcelona thumped title rivals Atletico 6-1 on Saturday in front of nearly 5,000 fans at the Johan Cruyff Stadium.  Histórica goleada en el Clásico que vale una Liga Paños; Leila (Melanie Serrano, 75′), Mapi León, Van der Gragt, Torrejón; Jenni Hermoso (Aitana, 63′), Alexia (Hamraoui, 57′), Patri; Hansen, Mariona, Oshoala (Claudia Pina, 72′) Barca have seven points from their three games this season, while Atletico have six.last_img read more

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Tebas defends his decision to change kick-off time for Barcelona – Madrid

first_img The LaLiga president also said that it was important to have a more competitive league to gain more traction in those valuable international markets. He also pointed out that match attendances have risen by 25% over the last six years. 04/10/2019 Tebas defiende el nuevo horario del clásico Barcelona – Madrid Upd. at 12:40 SPORT: Ansu Fati won’t be playing for Spain at any level next week RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES Tebas continued: “Now you put a ‘Clasico’ at one o’clock and you can see it in more places across the world. Our international work consists of that. If we don’t put it at that time, in Asia they won’t be able to watch it. It’s Spanish football but it’s no longer only for Spanish people. There are fans all over the world.” CEST In an event which celebrated a new agreement between LaLiga and Movistar, Javier Tebas spoke about the recent decision to move the first El Clasico of the season to 13:00. “It’s stopped being an event only for Spain and this allows more places to watch it, including Asia.” TNT Sports: Marcelo Gallardo is a future candidate to take over at Barçalast_img read more

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King of all he can catch

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER THE Natural. Starring… Endeavour Hills’ under-8 dynamo Bailey King. Move aside Redford, you’ve had your time. It’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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