Loading… Manchester United are reportedly lining up a sensational move to bring Carlos Tevez back to Old Trafford – 11 years after he ditched the Red Devils for rivals Man City. Promoted Content7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandGreatest Movies In History Since 19827 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsThis Is Hachi, And He’s The Happiest Dog On Instagram6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone He is out of favour, however, and with his contract expiring in June – Boca are willing to loan him out for the remainder of his deal – with Tuttosport claiming that United are interested. Read Also:Moyes warns Sheffield to forget Tevez ahead of EPL clash Tevez was an incredibly popular figure at Old Trafford between 2007 and 2009, scoring 34 goals in two seasons as he helped his side to Premier League and Champions League glory. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in desperate need of a forward and are considering their options in the market. The Argentine, now 35, is currently in his third stint with Boca Juniors.Advertisement
Sunman, In. — Indiana State Police say a Sunman man was seriously injured in an ATV crash Friday on Spades Road near County Road 1100 North. Around 3:30 p.m. Harry O. Laker, 84, was northbound on Spades Road and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by a Batesville 16-year-old.Laker was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. The juvenile was not injured in the crash.There is no information available about the condition of the victim.Alcohol or drugs are not suspected.
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Photo courtesy of the Rushville Lions.Rushville, IN — Before the start of the game on Friday night, the Batesville Bulldog Football team presented a flag with the initials “K.C.” to the Rushville Lions Football team.The flag was in honor of Rushville’s Kameron Cox, 16, who died in an accident the week before the game.
West Brom have taken action against Saido Berahino after the striker was videoed inhaling nitrous oxide in his car after the Baggies’ 3-0 defeat to Manchester United last month. Press Association The video, taken on March 8 and brought to light by the Sunday Mirror, shows the 20-year-old puffing the substance, otherwise known as ‘laughing gas’, from a balloon before slumping down over his steering wheel. Inhaling nitrous oxide is not illegal but it can pose serious health risks. West Brom sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said in a statement released by the club: “I have spoken to Saido about the incident and told him in no uncertain terms that his conduct is not befitting a West Bromwich Albion player. “Saido knows he has made a mistake. He has apologised for his actions and has assured the club it will not happen again.” Berahino said: “This was very poor judgement on my part and not the right example to be setting. “At the time, I wasn’t fully aware of the serious health risks involved but now I know, I won’t be doing it again.” It’s not the first time a Premier League footballer has had to apologise for being caught inhaling the substance. Tottenham defender Kyle Walker was pictured using nitrous oxide days before England’s goalless draw with Ukraine in September. Drug advice website Frank says: “There is a risk of death as a lack of oxygen can occur when using nitrous oxide. “This risk is likely to be greater if the gas is consumed in an enclosed space or if a substantial amount is rapidly used.” Berahino is one of the most exciting young English players to have emerged this season, scoring eight goals in 30 appearances for West Brom since the start of the campaign. He was recently involved in a dressing-room row with team-mate James Morrison. Morrison apologised for hitting young striker Berahino who reportedly refused to say sorry for a mistake that led to Cardiff’s late equaliser in a 3-3 draw.
FAWAD Ahmed has endured significant hardship in his unconventional cricket career, but even the veteran leg-spinner admits the current lot of a global T20 gun-for-hire is not for the faint-hearted.Fawad is one of six Australians currently quarantined in Trinidad hotel rooms for seven days, where they are only permitted to see the person who brings them their meals, fulfilling strict quarantine requirements ahead of the start of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this month.It will be the first major domestic T20 tournament to be staged since the COVID-19 pandemic upended the sporting world in March.“There’s a 28-day quarantine (in total, including on return to Australia) and the tournament lasts only 22 days,” Fawad told cricket.com.au. “But I’m playing cricket and that’s what I love.”Getting players and officials from all over the globe to Trinidad, which will host the entire tournament at two venues, has been an enormous logistical effort given Trinidad and Tobago’s borders remain closed indefinitely.Fawad travelled through five countries over the course of seven days before finally checking into his Trinidad hotel room on Sunday evening.The wrist-spinner was supposed to fly with fellow Australian Simon Helmot, the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots coach, but Helmot’s COVID-19 test came back positive just hours before he was set to depart Melbourne.While Helmot told cricket.com.au yesterday that he has since returned a negative test, he will not make it to Trinidad given the strict quarantine bubble requirements and he remains in isolation with his family in Victoria.Instead, Fawad made the trip alone on half-empty planes and through deserted airports, flying through Doha, New York (where a connecting flight to Barbados was cancelled), St Lucia (where he stayed for three nights), and then finally via Barbados to get to Trinidad.T20 freelancers Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk and Chris Green as well as Guyana Amazon Warriors coach Johan Botha (the former South Africa captain who has since become an Australian resident) and the CPL’s director of cricket Tom Moody are the other Australians on the island for the tournament.Marcus Stoinis has pulled out despite being drafted by the Barbados Tridents last month. Stoinis has since been named in a preliminary 26-man Australian limited-overs squad for the proposed tour of the United Kingdom, which will overlap with the CPL if it goes ahead.Fawad, who successfully sought asylum in Australia after fleeing Pakistan a decade ago, has had a unique look at the effect the global health crisis has had on the game.The 38-year-old featured in the last domestic T20 to be played (a Pakistan Super League game in Karachi on March 15) before the pandemic put a complete stop to major cricket competitions.And if he makes the Trinbago Knight Riders’ XI for the CPL opener against Guyana on August 18, he will have then played in the first major domestic T20 staged since.He, along with all the other international arrivals, is now spending seven days in complete isolation before a further seven days of quarantine with access to some facilities.While it is hardly the ideal preparation for a major competition, Fawad is eager for cricket to resume.“We are going to be rusty, hopefully there are no injuries,” he said. “I’ve been working hard for the last month or so but then I’m doing nothing for 10 or 12 days, and then you go straight into the tournament.“This is a pandemic so we are all in the same boat, regardless of where you are from … we have all been affected in some way. It’s a tough decision (to travel) but it’s a blessing in disguise.“You’re playing cricket in a pandemic. I know you have to take risks – long flights, quarantine on both sides – but it’s especially good for the West Indies Cricket Board (CWI), they are really struggling.“The viewership for the CPL is very high, especially in India. We might be able to watch it back in Australia, Pakistan, the USA, all over the West Indies.”Stoinis, meanwhile, said his selection in Australia’s extended squad for the mooted England tour, as well as the potential logistical hurdles, factored into his decision to pull the pin on the CPL.“I was initially booked in to play. At that stage I had been feeling guilty that I wasn’t playing,” Stoinis told cricket.com.au. “So I thought whatever tournament is coming up, ‘Let’s get back into it’.“I felt like I should be playing, I felt like I was being lazy by not testing myself and not getting out there.“I probably rushed into that a little bit; so since then I withdrew, and they (Barbados Tridents) were very understanding about all that.” (Cricket.com.au)
The USC men’s basketball team, led by former Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield, will look to improve both the results on the court and the attendance at the Galen Center. And to propel Enfield’s fast-paced offense, which helped lead his old team to the Sweet 16, the Trojans will have to depend on strong guard play.Last year at Florida Gulf Coast, guards Sherwood Brown and Bernard Thompson led the Eagles with 15.5 and 14.3 points per game, respectively, with Thompson also averaging 2.8 steals per game. Point guard Brett Comer set the tone as the facilitator for the offense, averaging 6.6 assists per game.Despite most focusing on how USC will replicate Enfield’s high-flying offense, Enfield said he is paying just as much attention to the team’s defense, which will be tested in a strong Pac-12 conference that boasts three teams in the Associated Press preseason Top 25.“My team last year was 16th in the nation in steals at nine per game, so it’s a big point of emphasis for us,” Enfield said about his defense. “Get deflections, get steals. We play in man, we play in zone, we’ll press a little bit, we’ll mix our defenses up — but we have to be ready to go. We have to execute, no question. You get in transition easiest when you steal the ball or get a long rebound. We averaged nine steals a game last year and that was [nine] chances to run.”The guards on USC’s roster are a mix of new faces and battle-tested veterans who will need to maintain a high level of play to keep the offense firing on all cylinders.Junior Byron Wesley serves as the most experienced member of the backcourt. He’s played more games (64) than any current Trojan, starting each except for one while averaging 33.2 minutes per game in his career. He averaged 10.2 points (third on the team) and 4.3 rebounds per game last season, along with being second on the team with 61 assists. Wesley is likely to start for the Trojans in their season opener.Senior J.T. Terrell brings exceptional shooting ability, having averaged 11.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 2012-13. He hit 67 three-pointers, which is the 11th-most in a single season in USC history, and shot 76.4 percent from the free-throw line, leading all USC players. And though Terrell seems likely to be out there at shooting guard for the opening tipoff, it’s unclear how Enfield will choose his starting lineup to best run his system.“We have a lot of athletic players who can get up and down, so I think the style really complements the players that we have and the format that we like to play,” senior point guard Pe’Shon Howard said.The Trojan backcourt will also see plenty of new members of the basketball program, with two transfers in Howard and sophomore guard Katin Reinhardt joining the roster along with three freshmen. First-year guards Kahlil Dukes, Julian Jacobs and Devon Pflueger will all look to make immediate contributions during what is being pegged by pundits as a transitional season. But if USC’s newcomers all make a big impact and come close to replicating the numbers they put up at their previous schools, it’s certainly possible the Trojans could contend for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.Dukes averaged 23.9 points, 3.9 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a senior at Capital Prep Magnet School, and should provide Enfield with another scoring threat.Jacobs was named Nevada’s Player of the Year by the Las Vegas Review-Journal during his senior year of high school after averaging 16.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game at Desert Pines High.Pflueger averaged 9.5 points per game at Junipero Serra Catholic High (Gardena, Calif.), hitting 45.9 percent of his threes and 49 percent overall before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.Howard, who is eligible to start immediately at USC after three seasons at Maryland, has 84 games (44 starts) of college experience, along with 20 games of five or more assists. He averaged 3.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 36 games with the Terrapins, helping lead them to the NIT semifinals.“This is a different style and a different atmosphere for everybody,” Howard said about the changes. “The coaches are really positive and upbeat. We like to play fast.”Reinhardt, who transferred from UNLV, has to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. He started 34 of UNLV’s 35 games, finishing fourth on the team with 10.1 points per game, second with 86 assists and first with 65 three-pointers made.The Trojan backcourt is rounded out with sophomores Chass Bryan and Brendyn Taylor and redshirt senior Daniel Munoz. Bryan is fast and disruptive at both ends on the floor, serving as another strong option for coach Enfield despite his walk-on status. Taylor gives the Trojans a strong defensive presence, while Munoz gives the Trojans experience off the bench.USC opens up the regular season on the road on Friday at 8 p.m. against Utah State. Their home opener is on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. against Cal State Northridge. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan
A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday ended a two week visit to Jamaica saying that the country could receive US$226 million if the executive board of the Washington-based financial institution approves a preliminary agreement that has been reached with the Andrew Holness government.The head of the delegation, Uma Ramakrishnan, said that the agreement is for a set of policies that aims to complete the fourth review under the 36 month US$1.68 billion Stand By Agreement (SBA) that was approved on November 11, 2016Upon approval, an additional US$226 million will be made available for Jamaica, bringing the total accessible credit to about US$1.2 billion. The Jamaican authorities continue to view the SBA as precautionary,” said Ramakrishnan, noting that the IMF’s executive board is tentatively scheduled to meet in November.She said that the SBA programme implementation “remains robust” and that all quantitative performance criteria for end-June 2018 were met and structural reforms are on track.“The primary surplus of central government operations exceeded the programme target by 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), driven mainly by continued buoyant taxes; capital expenditure, which has typically lagged, exceeded budget by 13 per cent; and non-borrowed reserves over-performed by about US$400 million”.However, she noted that the inflation outturn for June 2018 was 2.8 per cent, below the programme target range.The IMF said that economic growth is projected to reach 1.4 per cent in the financial year 2018/19, supported by mining and construction, and is expected to further increase to around 2 percent over the medium-term.It said that the external current account deficit widened to 5.4 per cent of GDP in financial year 2017/18, due to higher global oil prices and one-off increases in imports of equipment for mining and security; it is expected to be 3.5 per cent of GDP over the medium-term.”She also said it is important for the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to continue improving monetary policy signalling and limiting foreign exchange interventions to episodes of disorderly foreign exchange market conditions. The IMF said that the government is moving to table legislation that amends the BOJ Act to anchor monetary policy on price stability. Ongoing improvements in the monetary policy toolkit and clear communication are essential for the success of this flagship reform.Ramakrishnan said strong economic fundamentals and sustained policy implementation of the authorities’ reform programme provide the private sector with an unprecedented opportunity to expand domestic investment, generate economic opportunities, and become the growth engine for Jamaica.
All Blacks great Jonah Lomu, who revolutionised wing play to become rugby union’s first global superstar, died on Wednesday in Auckland at the age of 40.Lomu had suffered from kidney disease for two decades and had a transplant in 2004 but former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew said his death was unexpected.”I can confirm that Jonah Lomu died this morning, most probably about eight or nine this morning” Mayhew told TV3.”The family are obviously devastated, as are friends and acquaintances.”It was totally unexpected. Jonah and his family arrived back from the United Kingdom last night and he suddenly died this morning.”Lomu, who was awaiting another transplant and undergoing dialysis treatment, had undertaken commercial obligations at the recent Rugby World Cup in England. His death took the rugby-mad country by surprise with an outpouring of messages of condolence from New Zealand and around the world flooding social media.Lomu’s record of 37 tries in 63 tests was an impressive haul, all the more so considering he played much of his career and with nephritic syndrome, the disease that attacked his kidneys.New Zealand Rugby, who arguably owe part of their huge commercial success over the last 20 years to Lomu’s performances at the 1995 World Cup, said they were “shocked and saddened” by Lomu’s death.Born to Tongan parents in South Auckland, Lomu spent some of his childhood back in the Pacific Island nation after a cousin was killed with a machete in a street attack.He was then sent to Wesley College where he quickly found his niche on the sports field and was timed running under 11 seconds in the 100 metres The ravages of Lomu’s disease had begun to affect him and his performances went downhill from 1998, although he still made the 1999 World Cup squad and scored eight tries. He played his last test against Wales in 2002.Lomu’s health deteriorated from that point and had a transplant in 2004 when a friend donated one of his own kidneys for the procedure.By the time of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, when Lomu featured heavily in the opening ceremony, the kidney had begun to fail and he was forced back onto dialysis.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Boxing champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy intersection in Virginia Beach, the city’s police department announced Monday. He was 55. Around 10 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, where they saw a man lying in the intersection. He was pronounced dead at the scene.According to police, the person driving the vehicle stayed and talked with officers. It’s unclear if that person will face any charges.Whitaker wasn’t identified initially, but friends and family took to social media to say Whitaker was the one who was struck by the car, and police confirmed his identity Monday morning. Whitaker was a world champion in the lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight divisions. He won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in the lightweight division.His career spanned from 1984-2001 and he faced the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Greg Haugen, Jose Luis Ramirez and Julio Casar Chavez.When Whitaker retired in 2001, he had a 40-4-1 record as a professional, with one no contest and 17 knockouts. He was inducted in to the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006, his first year of eligibility.