Raheem Sterling outstrips Arda Turan as most expensive signing

first_img “He is a young player with outstanding ability, and I am sure the Manchester City fans will be very excited about seeing him in action for the team.” 14/07/2015 Upd. at 21:38 Raheem Sterling has completed a €70million move from Liverpool to Manchester City. The Liverpool winger has become the most expensive English player ever, and the costliest acquisition of the transfer window so far, outstripping Arda Turan. Sport ENcenter_img CEST Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “Raheem Sterling is one of the best attacking players in world football, and I am very much looking forward to him joining our squad out in Australia later this week.  Real Madrid had been linked with Sterling in the past but the speculation died down before this summer.last_img read more

More mental health support for students

first_imgA new mental health support program will soon be introduced to secondary school students across Pakenham and Kooweerup. The school-based…[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. By Jessica Anstice last_img

Shooting for the Stars

first_imgSCOTT FRIEDMAN Bobby Hampton of Christian Brothers Academy, middle, skates around Point Pleasant Borough High School’s Chris McDermott during the Shoot for the Stars Foundation’s 17th annual Shore All-Star Hockey Game played at the Red Bank Armory on Aug. 3. The game featured the best high school players from Monmouth and Ocean counties. The Monmouth all-stars won this year’s game, 10-6.last_img

Early Liverpool blitz stuns Man City

first_imgLiverpool ripped apart Manchester City with three goals inside the opening 31 minutes as they won their Champions League quarter-final, first leg tie 3-0 on Wednesday.Anfield has witnessed many memorable European nights over the years and this will take its place among the most spectacular as a simply devastating, first-half display was crowned with goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane.The tie may not be over, with 90 minutes remaining at the Etihad on Tuesday, but Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp, who has enjoyed more wins over City counterpart Pep Guardiola than any other manager, will be delighted as his commitment to attacking football was amply rewarded.Liverpool are the only team to have beaten City in the Premier League this season, with a thrilling 4-3 victory in January, and they repeated the formula of that success by attacking City’s defence from the outset.Roared on by a particularly vocal home crowd, Liverpool put the Premier League’s champions-elect under intense pressure from the first kick and it took just 12 minutes for City to crack.After a City corner, James Milner launched the ball forward, Salah broke from the halfway line and played the ball inside to Roberto Firmino.His shot was blocked by City keeper Ederson but Firmino pounced on the loose ball and slipped it to Salah, who fired home.City responded with a swift counter-attack of their own but Leroy Sane, who had broken from deep, screwed the ball wide when he could have played in team mate Kevin De Bruyne.UNSTOPPABLE DRIVELiverpool were rampant though and harrying City off the ball in midfield when Milner won back possession and moved it straight to Oxlade-Chamberlain.The former Arsenal midfielder unleashed an unstoppable drive from 25 metres to make it 2-0 in the 20th minute.City were now reeling and looked nothing like the team that has marched so convincingly to a 16-point lead in the Premier League and it was not long before Juergen Klopp’s side made it 3-0.Salah floated a teasing cross from the right towards Mane, who rose above the City defence to power a header past Ederson and send the Anfield crowd into delirium.City came out brightly after the break though, finally managing to find some composure with their passing.Liverpool were unable to get back into their first-half rhythm and they suffered a blow when Salah went off injured in the 52nd minute.Guardiola’s side were back in their familiar role of controlling possession, but were struggling to create chances with Sane wasting a promising opening at the back post, one of a series of frustrations for the German left winger.A miserable night for Sane, who was superbly handled by young Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold, was completed when he was ruled offside as he broke down the left and crossed for Gabriel Jesus to put the ball in the net.Yet the fact that City’s late pressure was accompanied by audible tension from the Liverpool fans was a reminder that the tie is not over. Few teams could overturn a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool but Guardiola’s side is certainly one of them.last_img read more

Penn Relays | Excelsior fastest among 4x400m qualifiers

first_imgISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 4x400m champions Excelsior High, lead five Jamaican teams into the final of the High School Championships of America 4x400m relay, following preliminary round action earlier today at Franklin Field.    Excelsior finished second in their heat in 3:14.22 behind Bullis out of Maryland, the fastest qualifier with 3:13.80.  Defending champions Calabar are the third fastest qualifier, after winning their heat in 3:14.84. Kingston College, who won their heat in 3:16.54, Holmwoood who also won their heat in 3:17.59 and Petersfield 3:18.71, are the other qualifiers from Jamaica .last_img read more

BLUES CELEBRATE 2017-18 TOP STUDENT-ATHLETES

first_imgUniversity of Toronto Vice President and Provost Cheryl Regehr, Professor Ira Jacobs, Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education as well as Beth Ali, Executive Director of Athletics & Physical Activity, were on hand to honour this year’s recipients. Other guests, including coaches, faculty, staff and friends were also in attendance Tuesday morning.  Story Links The Blues also honoured four University of Toronto top scholar athletes who were adjudged to have excelled both academically and athletically during 2017-18 academic year: Men’s swimming standout Eli Wall and women’s volleyball star Alina Dormann were celebrated as the U SPORTS top scholar athletes, while Blues badminton all-star Marcus Waskiw-Ford and women’s water polo MVP Ana Miroslavic earned the OUA top scholar athlete awards.The 247 student-athletes represents nearly 30% of the Varsity Blues population. The Varsity Blues mountain biking team had 16 honourees, while the Blues men’s lacrosse and women’s track and field teams had 12 honourees each. 11 men’s rowers and 10 women’s lacrosse players were also recognized.  For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version The University of Toronto honoured 247 student-athletes at the ninth annual academic excellence breakfast on Tuesday, January 22 at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.PHOTO GALLERY The ceremony honoured student-athletes, who while competing on a Varsity team, earned an 80% average or higher in all courses they were enrolled in during the 2017-18 academic year. Each recipient received a pin: enamel for first-time winners, bronze for second, silver for third, gold for fourth, and a diamond pin for anyone earning this award five or more times during their intercollegiate career. Four Varsity Blues in Charlie Connell (hockey), Mary Anne Meerasabeer (lacrosse), Yusuf Shalaby (squash) and Christian Krustev (tennis) all received a diamond pin, representing the fifth time they have achieved this result.last_img read more

Labour Department resolved 300 complaints for 2016 – Minister Scott

first_imgMinister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, has disclosed that his Ministry through its Department of Labour closed about 300 of the over 500 complaints between January to June of this year.During an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Minister Scott explained that the outstanding complaints are currently being dealt with; however, the Ministry is currently seeking additional labour officers to fast track the process.“We have advertised for more staff to be trained as labour officers… We know that there is a backlog but we are working on that,” the Minister noted.He said that the Ministry has increased its inspections over the past six months to ensure that employers are adhering to the labour laws of Guyana, and to educate workers of their rights.“We have insisted that our policy is that you visit employers on a regular basis. We have also increased our visits not only to ensure labour laws are adhered to, but also occupational health and safety laws and we even look at whether employers are paying workers’ NIS correctly, because there is a collaboration between the Ministry and NIS,” Minister Scott pointed out.Minister Scott said that the intention is to not only ensure that workers’ rights are protected, but employers are aware of what is expected of them.last_img read more

College basketball: Bruins rip through Beavers with ease

first_imgUCLA humiliated and embarrassed Oregon State so badly, the final 25 minutes were nothing more than a glorified scrimmage for the Bruins’ bit players. No. 5 UCLA’s 82-35 thrashing of the Beavers was its most lopsided win in an extremely one-sided series, and it kept the Bruins atop the Pacific 10 Conference and gave the starters plenty of rest heading into Wednesday’s showdown with USC. LOS ANGELES – Less than two minutes remained and coach Ben Howland was still standing in front of UCLA’s bench, knees slightly bent, feet shuffling along and his arms waving while imploring his team to get back on defense. That Howland was pleading three walk-ons and two little-used reserves to dig in despite the Bruins’ 43-point lead added to the spectacle. “We were up by a lot, and (Howland) was still standing,” UCLA guard Darren Collison said. “That shows a lot. That’s why we’re a good team, because of him. That shows how he keeps striving for perfection.” The Bruins (20-2, 9-2) lead USC (18-6, 8-3) by a game, putting a different slant on the upcoming rivalry rematch. The Bruins won the first meeting at the Galen Center. “In the past, (USC) was kind of at the bottom of the Pac-10, but it’s going to be a big game,” Bruins wing Josh Shipp said. “We always want to beat them. They don’t like us and we don’t like them, so it doesn’t matter if they’re in first or last. It’s the same mindset. It doesn’t change anything. We want to kill them like they want to kill us.” As for Oregon State, the defensive effort was so deplorable the Bruins looked like they were playing in the Say No (to defense) summer league. UCLA shot 57.6 percent from the field, but the Bruins’ offensive onslaught was even more punishing than that. The starters began filing to the bench after Arron Afflalo’s 3-pointer gave the Bruins a 61-20 with 14:57 to play. At that point, the Bruins were 27 of 37 (73 percent) from the field, scoring on dunks, lay-ups, wide-open jumpers, in transition and every other way imaginable. center_img Heck, the Bruins missed nine (of 30) first-half shots, but got the offensive rebound on four of them. “(Baskets) came kind of easy,” Shipp said. “I think we focused on pushing a lot harder. We got a lot of easy dunks, and that always gets the crowd into it, so it was fun.” It was the fewest points UCLA allowed since a 50-30 win at Washington State last season, and the Bruins’ biggest margin of victory since beating Morgan State 100-39 on Dec. 1, 1999. Afflalo scored 16 points, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 14, Collison had 10 assists and eight points for the Bruins. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

WOOSH! 10 fastest footballers in the world REVEALED

first_img 10 10 10. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain): 30.6 km/h – click the arrow above, right, to find out who the nine fastest players in the world are! – In tenth place it’s Madrid hero Ramos, who’s headed goal helped the world’s biggest club clinch their record 10th Champions League success in 2014… but he is also a speed merchant, according to Spanish sports paper Marca. Clocking a top speed of 30.6km per hour, Ramos is the 10th fastest footballer in the world, say Marca. Check out the top nine in the slideshow above. 8. Wayne Rooney (Man United and England): 31.2 km/h 4. Aaron Lennon (Everton, on loan from Spurs): 33.8 km/h 10 At the highest level of football, speed can be the difference between success and failure, such is the pace with which the game is played.But who are the fastest players in world football?Spanish sports newspaper Marca think they know the answer, having revealed a top 10.Check it out above, then let us know what you think of the list by leaving a comment below… 5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal): 33.6 km/h 7. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina): 32.5 km/h 2. Jürgen Damm (Pachuca and Mexico): 35.23 km/h 9. Frank Ribéry (Bayern Munich): 30.7 km/h 10 10 10 10 10 3. Antonio Valencia (Man United and Ecuador): 35.1 km/h 6. Theo Walcott (Arsenal and England): 32.7 km/h 10 10 1. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid and Wales): 36.9 km/hlast_img read more

Levein expects Rangers to continue Lafferty pursuit

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein has said that he is expecting further Rangers interest in Kyle Lafferty and described Rangers’ opening bid as “disappointing”.The Ibrox club made an offer of £200,000 for the Northern Ireland international and it was quickly rejected by Hearts, who said it was well short of their valuation.Comparisions were made to Rangers’ interest in Jamie Walker last summer, when a series of offers were thrown out and a deal collapsed on deadline day.“The good thing is we only have another month of this nonsense until the transfer window closes,” the Hearts boss said. “I had a long chat with him about his responsibilities as a professional and he was good. He tried like a bear when he came on. He was focused.“My focus was on the team and trying to make sure that he would be able to assist us if he came on, and he did very well.” “We had the same dealings with Rangers over Jamie Walker. So I kind of expect the same thing again.”Walker was left out of squads at the time as speculation and uncertainty affected him and Levein opted to put Lafferty on the bench for Sunday’s 5-0 League Cup win over Inverness.The striker came off the bench and Levein explained later that he felt the player has been affected by events but impressed with his contribution to the win.“As much as Kyle says it’s not having an effect, I think it probably has,” he said.last_img read more