Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE Daniel Sturridge is wanted in America REVEALED shining REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? getty Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF huge blow no dice Daniel Sturridge is considering a lucrative move to Major League Soccer in the United States after failing to be offered a new contract with Liverpool.The striker has entered the final six months of his contract at Anfield and can talk to foreign clubs to discuss his future beyond the end of the seasonAnd, according to The Sun, MLS clubs have shown interest in signing the 29-year-old. Sturridge, who has made 18 appearances this season and scored four times, has fallen down the pecking order since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool manager, and he is now behind the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri for the attacking positions.The current Premier League leaders signed Sturridge from Chelsea for £12million in January 2013. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions It was the following season in which he enjoyed his most prolific campaign to date, netting 24 times and creating a formidable partnership with Luis Suarez to lead a surprise Liverpool title charge, where they would eventually finish runners-up to Manchester City.However, a series of injuries have plagued his time at Liverpool and he has only played 20 or more league games for the club twice in seven years.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa and a few others took a break from cricket to catch Marvel’s latest blockbuster movie, Avengers Infinity War on the eve of their match against Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla.KKR are currently fourth on the IPL points table having won three and lost three from six matches so far in the season. Meanwhile, DD will be looking to start afresh after Gautam Gambhir handed over the captaincy to young Shreyas Iyer.After Gambhir’s resignation, a beleaguered Delhi Daredevils under Iyer face a daunting task to lift their fortunes as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Friday. There is pressure on the Daredevils to turn things around quickly. Five defeats in their first six matches have hurt them badly and they need something to click and a lot of things to fall in place in the second half of the tournament.In comparison, the Knight Riders have been a happier bunch – they are yet to come close to booking a playoff berth but they have most of their bases covered.Three quality spinners in Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla , a dangerous opener in Chris Lynn, a young and consistent Nitish Rana and a skipper leading from the front – KKR would be favourites ahead of the Kotla clash.To top it off, Andre Russell has been in sensational form, battering bowling attacks at will.Little surprise then, that the two-time champions took some time off to catch the latest movie out in the theatres – and boy, they looked a happy bunch.advertisementDAREDEVILS UNDER PRESSURECurrently languishing at the bottom of the IPL points table, the Daredevils will hope for a new lease of life under the new skipper even as KKR will attempt to take full advantage of the situation and press for their fourth win in seven games at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi.With Gambhir battling poor form and the rest of the batting order not clicking in unison, Delhi have so far been over-reliant on young Rishabh Pant.Iyer almost single-handedly propelled Delhi to their second win in the IPL, in their previous match against Kings XI Punjab, only to fall short by four runs.The Daredevils have not been particularly lucky on the fitness front either with Jason Roy (side strain) and Chris Morris (back problem) recovering. The only game Daredevils have won so far was shaped by Roy’s unbeaten whirlwind knock of 91 on debut against Mumbai Indians.(With inputs from IANS)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the “special gesture” of US President Donald Trump to join the Indian community programme in Houston signifies special friendship between the two countries. In a series of tweets, the prime minister said he looks forward to joining the Indian origin community in welcoming Trump at the programme. “A special gesture by @POTUS, signifying the special friendship between India and USA…highlights the strength of the relationship and recognition of the contribution of the Indian community to American society and economy,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsExpressing delight at Trump’s decision to join the community programme in Houston on September 22, Modi said he looks forward to joining the Indian origin community in welcoming him at the event. More than 50,000 Indian-Americans from across the US have registered for the September 22 “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” event to be held at the NRG Stadium in Houston. “Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in the southwestern United States.
WASHINGTON – The cost of Mexican labour will be an issue in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, participants acknowledged at an auto-industry conference, touching on one of the key sectors up for discussion.It’s an issue officials from the national governments have been raising in the runup to the talks — the idea that any new agreement should address the ongoing, yawning wage disparity between auto workers in Mexico and their northern peers.At a Washington gathering organized by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association on Wednesday, the head of an international auto group said he’s prepared for labour to become an issue after talks start this month.“Labour standards will be part of the negotiation,” said John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers, which represents major companies like Honda, Hyundai and Nissan.“I would expect that.”He demurred on whether he might welcome labour changes, saying he’ll await some details: “Really, that’s a question that requires us to have more understanding of all the elements of the discussion in play. So I can’t really answer that question now. Maybe later in the process.”The basic issue involves the competitive advantage Mexico enjoys in attracting auto plants — low labour costs in a country whose auto workers take home a fraction of what their peers in Canada and the U.S. do.Unions peg the average auto-worker wage in Mexico at just over $4 an hour.This disparity is a pressing priority for some policy-makers. With auto companies preparing to make a historic round of investments in next-generation electric and autonomous vehicles, officials want to guarantee a share for their countries — including Canada, which has seen its proportion dwindle.The unions describe the wage gap as an immediate priority and have proposed labour reforms including new rules for forming unions. All three national governments have also spoken about labour reforms as an issue for the talks.U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross cited it as a top priority earlier this year in an interview with CNBC. He said the supposed point of NAFTA was to gradually converge living standards between the countries: “That really hasn’t happened on the Mexican side,” he said. “Mexican workers are really not at all better off.”Soon after Donald Trump’s election win, President Enrique Pena Nieto said he was willing to discuss labour standards.International data illustrates how Mexican wages have stagnated.In fact, OECD figures show Mexican average incomes even lower in inflation-adjusted U.S. dollars in 2015 than the $16,000 when NAFTA came into effect. That’s compared with Canada’s average wage, which has grown 38 per cent to more than $48,000 over that same period between 1994 and 2015; U.S. wages grew just under 33 per cent to $59,700 over that span.But those figures don’t tell the whole story.A McKinsey report in 2014 argued that Mexico has a two-tier economy: with one benefiting from gains under NAFTA-related manufacturing and another in decline related to more traditional sectors isolated from trade.Another participant at the Washington conference said it’s complicated. He urged people to note a broader international context; productivity levels, not just wages; and evolving attitudes in Mexican society.Eric Farnsworth of the Council of the Americas agreed that labour will be a NAFTA topic.“You’re right. It’s clearly an issue. It has been an issue for some time,” he said when asked about labour reforms.But he said people looking at Mexico when discussing cheap labour are pointing in the wrong direction. North American workers face the greatest low-cost wage competition from outside their trade zone, he said — not within.“Mexico is not the low-cost choice. The cost of Mexican labour is a lot higher than Asia or other developing markets,” Farnsworth said.“The idea that Mexico is some sort of a backward place where labour is viewed, and the environment is, as an afterthought — if it ever was true I don’t think it increasingly is. I think this is clearly a country that has advanced, moved forward, and will continue to do so.“Not because it’s a part of NAFTA — or because they think the United States wants it. But because their own people are demanding it.”