Ince joins Forest on loan

first_img Ince, who Pearce knows well from his time as England Under-21 manager, joined Hull from Blackpool in the summer but has found first-team opportunities limited at the KC Stadium and has not been involved in Steve Bruce’s squad for the past month. Ince is a proven quality at Championship level, having scored 18 goals for Blackpool during the 2012/13 season – a campaign which saw him named the Football League Young Player of the Year. Reds boss Stuart Pearce has been in talks with the Barclays Premier League club for several days and on Thursday morning an agreement was reached for the 22-year-old winger to move to the City Ground on a deal until December 28. Pearce is keen to breathe new life into his side’s promotion push, following a seven-match winless run in the Sky Bet Championship, and Ince will go straight into the Forest squad for Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield. Press Associationcenter_img Nottingham Forest have completed the loan signing of Hull midfielder Tom Ince.last_img read more

Ex-Arsenal Striker, Bendtner Starts 50-day Sentence

first_img“Of course I wish it hadn’t happened,” said the Danish international. “Both for me and for the taxi driver involved who subsequently lost his job.”The incident took place in September. At trial, the City Court of Copenhagen was shown CCTV footage in which it appeared Bendtner struck the driver in the face.He said the driver threw a bottle or a can towards him and his girlfriend when they left without paying.In a lengthy post on Instagram, he added: “No matter how he [the driver] behaved and what he said, it’s not something I wanted for him. There were undoubtedly many other and better ways that each of us could have resolved our disagreement.“If I had just paid the amount the taxi meter showed, my girlfriend and I might not have been pursued by a car with an enraged driver behind the wheel.“If only I hadn’t made this decision, which I made in a split of a second while everything was boiling over.”Bendtner dropped his appeal against the sentence in late November to “focus of his club and family”, with the Norwegian season beginning in March.“I will probably never, agree with the City Court’s judgment, but I have dropped my appeal because I would like to be ready for the season with Rosenborg,” he added, saying the club is the “warmest and most loyal employer” he has had in his career.The former Juventus player, who is still training six hours per day at home, said he has started writing a book with “openness not specially typical in top footballers”.He added: “Fortunately, it is never too late to learn and prepare for the future, and so I have decided to gather the stories that did both good and evil to me for almost 31 years.“This is not the story of me driven by speculation and sensation, but by my strong memory.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has started his 50-day sentence for assaulting a taxi driver and posted a picture of his electronic ankle tag.The 30-year-old, who plays for Norwegian side Rosenborg, is serving his sentence at home in Denmark.He admitted hitting the taxi driver but said it was because he felt threatened.last_img read more

Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs WR expected to play vs. Chargers, report says

first_img Chargers injury update: Melvin Gordon (knee), Austin Ekeler out vs. Chiefs The Chiefs (11-2) hold a one-game lead over the Chargers (10-3) in the AFC West going into Thursday’s game in Kansas City. *Chargers…but all you spelling bee champs are on it. https://t.co/2uNWahxYYi— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2018Hill injured his heel during Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the Ravens. He left the game briefly and returned, though he wasn’t sure after the game what the prognosis was as he said, “My foot is bad.” He finished Sunday’s game with eight receptions for 139 yards, including a crucial 48-yard catch on a late fourth-down play. He enters Thursday’s matchup as the NFL’s second-leading receiver with 1,258 yards on 74 catches with 11 touchdowns. Related News Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is expected to play in a critical AFC West showdown against the Chargers.The team listed the 24-year-old wide receiver as questionable Wednesday while he continues to deal with a heel/wrist injury. He sat out of Monday’s practice and was limited Tuesday and Wednesday. But, despite his questionable status, ESPN reported Hill will be on the field Thursday.  Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs WR’s foot injury is ‘nothing serious’, report sayslast_img read more

Lakers’ Avery Bradley eager to prove himself – and to face his former Clippers teammates

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — Sure, new Lakers guard Avery Bradley is looking forward to facing his former Clippers teammates, but he wasn’t about to provide any juicy bulletin board material to inspire them.Not that Bradley, a tenacious defender and mild-mannered interview subject, isn’t highly motivated now that he’s back in L.A. and entering his 10th season in the NBA.That’s especially true following last season, when he struggled to gain traction with the Clippers, averaging just 9.2 points and shooting 38.3 percent before being traded to Memphis at the deadline. He turned it around in his 14 games there, averaging 16.1 points and four assists while shooting 46.3 percent.“I’ve always been a player who played with a chip on my shoulder,” Bradley said during Lakers media day on Friday. “Last year I feel like I was able to get a better groove once I got to Memphis, but this is a whole new season, a whole new opportunity for me to prove myself and prove what I can do. Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead center_img “That’s my little brother,” Rondo, 33, said. “Got maybe four, five little brothers on this year’s team. I played with a lot of guys on this team that I have on past teams, so that’s what I was looking forward to, as well. I got (Bradley) at a young age, I got him as a rook, and he was willing to listen from the jump. Anything I asked him to do, he never questioned it, he just did it.“So being able to reunite with him this year on this particular team, having a chance to do some special things, I’m excited for him. He has something to prove – but we all have something to prove, not just a guy in his situation. It’s been almost two decades since I won a championship, so I’m looking forward to getting back to the promised land and continuing to grow with guys who want to get there, as well.”As for the Lakers vs. Clippers rivalry?“I think it’s good, not only for the NBA, but it’s gonna be good for the city of Los Angeles,” said Bradley, diplomatically. “This is what the city is all about – great sports teams. And having two competitive organizations be the center of the game of basketball, I think it’s gonna be good.“I’m looking forward to playing against those guys,” he added. “They were able to put together a great team this summer and, like I said, I think it’s good for the sport. We play this game to compete against the best players and the best teams, so I’m looking forward to going up against those guys.” Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ “There’s no bigger stage than this, so each and every night, every opportunity I get, I’m gonna try to prove and show the world that I’m the best perimeter defender in the NBA.”The change of scenery served him well last season, he said, because it allowed him to get to a better place personally.“I think just my confidence,” said Bradley, who the Clippers acquired as part of the Blake Griffin deal with Detroit in January 2018, but who then was sidelined soon thereafter with a groin injury that required season-ending surgery.“(In Memphis) I was able to get physically and mentally in a great place and it helped me just go out there and play the game of basketball, which I love to do. … I think I even forgot that I was coming off a groin injury that I had surgery on, and I wasn’t able to work out the majority of the summer. So sometimes you can start the season off bad – not to make excuses – but I was able to just get in the right groove. It helped me get that confidence back and it’s gonna carry over into the season.”And, oh, is Bradley ready for this season. “I wanted to challenge myself to reach my full potential as a player,” Bradley, 28, said. “And I feel like whenever you can surround yourself with the superstars in LeBron (James) and Anthony Davis, you have to be on your ‘A’ game.“I learned that earlier in my career (playing for the Boston Celtics), playing with the KGs (Kevin Garnett) and the Paul Pierces: Every single practice, every single walk-through, you have to make sure you’re prepared. I wanted to challenge myself to make sure I got back to that point.”Rajon Rondo, another of Bradley’s teammates from his time in Boston, played a significant part in his joining the Lakers, Bradley said: “Ultimately, it was gonna come down to me, my wife, my family – but having Rondo here, Rondo’s always been a brother to me, and we always said if we can play with each other again, with our mentality, our dog mentality, we would try to take advantage of it.”Related Articleslast_img read more

Fraser McConnell makes impressive debut at Tall Pines Rally

first_imgDespite making his debut in one of the most challenging North American rally events, 17-year-old Fraser McConnell had an electrifying start to Canadian motorsport which saw him place a sensational 11th place in the national standings, at the North America Tall Pines recently.It was the teen’s second rally as a young driver.Co-driving for the Jamaican was the very experienced Nathalie Richard who helped the teen to third overall, first in class production in two-wheel drive, first in novice and 11th place in the national standings.Co-driver Richard remarked of McConnell’s exploits: “For his first rally he chose the most challenging event in North America (Canada), Tall Pines. He did a great job and impressed me right from shakedown, which was his first time sitting in a car.”I was almost as proud of him as his supportive (but freezing) family members! Good stuff, Fraser!” she added, describing Rally of the Tall Pines as one of the most challenging annual events of the Canadian Rally Championship series.A total of four classes of cars in the order of speed/power: four-wheel drive open, four- wheel drive production, two-wheel drive open, and two-wheel drive production.The registered competitors faced off for National and/or Regional points and drivers were classified as ‘Expert’ or ‘Novice’.McConnell, who is currently a high school student in Canada, remains upbeat as he eyes a great future in the sport.”It’s a new experience for me. Good learning experience with a new car and new navigator.”Throughout the day I got faster and faster. It was quite a challenge, but what was exciting for me is that I was beating turbo four-wheel drive and open class,” the teen recalled.He added: “It was like the biggest event in the world for me and I just wanted to make my name. I will be trying to compete more abroad next year and get more power in the car,” said the 17-year-old.”Meanwhile, father Peter McConnell said: “We were torn about this decision because it coincided with Rally Jamaica, but we felt that he had much more to gain by competing in one of North America’s premier rally events.”With Fraser now introduced to the North American Rally World in a big way, he will no doubt be able make an even positive impact next time and chart a way forward.last_img read more

United heartbreaker!

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): In one of the most entertaining matches of the English Premier League, Manchester United squandered a two-goal lead, went back in front through an exquisite 79th-minute shot from Wayne Rooney and then conceded a 90th-minute goal to draw at Newcastle 3-3 yesterday. “It feels like a defeat,” said Louis Van Gaal, whose side slipped to sixth. “We have given it away.” A positive for United was the performance of Rooney, who scored twice, set up the other goal by Jesse Lingard, and put in an impressive all-round performance. Goals by Georginio Wijnal-dum and Aleksandar Mitrovic, also from a penalty, brought Newcastle level from 0-2 down. With seconds left of regulation time, United failed to clear, and Paul Dummett advanced from left back to fire in a fierce shot from the edge of the area that deflected into the top corner. “It is the best feeling in the world,” the Newcastle-born Dummett said. Last-place Aston Villa collected their first win since the opening day, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 courtesy of a goalkeeping error by Wayne Hennessey. Also, West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1, with Enner Valencia scoring twice, and fit-again playmaker Dimitri Payet scoring the other goal for the visitors. West Ham moved into fifth place, above Man United.last_img read more

Jeron Teng returns to action for Alaska in time for PBA playoffs

first_imgAlthough Teng initially wasn’t allowed to take part in full basketball drills he was given permission to work on his own and undergo physical therapy with the team’s medical staff.“I’m thankful that we have a great medical team in Alaska and they really focused on my therapy everyday so I was able to return quickly,” said Teng who had seven points, two rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes of play.Alaska head coach Alex Compton meanwhile, is just relieved that his rookie is back in the league and playing the game.“It’s good to have him back, I’m glad I don’t know what it feels like with what he went through, I hope I never know what it feels like,” said Compton. “For him to be in a uniform now, it’s really a testament to his doctors, to our medical staff.”ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Matthysse raring to defeat ‘legendary fighter’ like Pacquiao ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES After surviving a stabbing incident that nearly derailed his rookie year, Teng is back playing for Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m super happy and blessed that I was able to get back this conference and I’m just happy to play again,” said Teng in Filipino after helping Alaska to a 114-91 domination of Phoenix Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Teng and former La Salle teammates Thomas Torres and Norbert Torres were the victims of a knife attack in Bonifacio Global City with three middle-aged men charged with frustrated homicide and serious physical injury.It took Teng a few days of bed rest at St. Luke’s Medical Centre before he was able to join Alaska for the team’s daily practice. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names It has only been a month since Jeron Teng survived the most harrowing experience of his life.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

InselAir opens up Caribbean, US markets via Boa Vista

first_imgInternational carrier InselAir will start operating flights from Boa Vista to Georgetown, beginning July 4, 2016.InselAir’s friendly and multilingual staff in combination with a comfortable ‘Regional 70’ jet will take you quickly and conveniently from Boa Vista to Georgetown in 65 minutes.On board, passengers have the possibility to win back their ticket in Insel StarMiles during the famous and unique Onboard Raffle.Passengers enjoy luggage allowance of one free checked bag and ample legroom. Comfort Class passengers enjoy, among others, pre-boarding, access to business lounges, extra legroom and extra luggage allowance.Tickets can be purchased at any InselAir ticket office Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport, via local and online travel agents and via www.fly-inselair.com.Passengers from Boa Vista can conveniently and seamlessly connect to InselAir’s extensive network of 26 destinations in the Pan-American region. In just 120 minutes from Georgetown destinations such as Miami, Santo Domingo and St Maarten are now easily accessible through InselAir’s hub in Curacao. Furthermore, InselAir offers its passengers one free stopover, making it easy and attractive for passengers to combine two destinations.Since 2006 InselAir has grown to be one of the best airlines in providing international flexible connectivity to North and South America as well as the Caribbean region.Due to frequent flights and very short flight time between InselAir’s home-base Curaçao and its hub in Aruba, in combination with its extensive network destinations, InselAir provides passengers great connectivity.InselAir’s interline partnerships (which include, amongst others, Air Berlin, KLM/Air France, Winair, Avianca and GOL) and code shares (KLM/Air France) add further value to this connectivity, allowing its passengers to connect throughout the world.InselAir is the largest Caribbean-based airline and expects to carry 1.4 million passengers this year, employs around 750 people, offers approximately 70 daily flights to 26 destinations and plans to grow to 30 destinations in 2016.InselAir’s fleet consist of 18 aircraft (7 x McDonnell Douglas, 3 x Fokker 70, 6 x Fokker 50 and 2 x Embraer Bandeirante) and is adding more aircraft to its fleet in 2016.Destinations in South America include: Manaus, Boa Vista, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Caracas, Barquisimeto, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Valencia, Barranquilla, Medellin, Quito and destinations in the Caribbean include Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Havana, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Camaguey, St Maarten, Port-of-Spain, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Port-au-Prince, Kingston and Miami in the USA.last_img read more

Arsenal facing 2000km trip to Belarus

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their UEFA Europa League Group H match against Cologne, at The Emirates Stadium in London, on September 14, 2017 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISPARIS, France, Sep 27 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he will field a strong side for Thursday’s Europa League visit to BATE Borisov, despite a 4000km round trip in the middle of a spell of three games in seven days.The second round of group-stage matches also sees AC Milan visit Croatia’s Rijeka, Everton host Cypriots Apollon Limassol and Nice face Vitesse Arnhem, with 24 games in total. Wenger hinted grudgingly that he would not make wholesale changes despite a visit to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, after club record signing Alexandre Lacazette scored twice in a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday.“We have to accept it, but I will go with a team of senior players, and certainly a young bench,” said the Frenchman, whose side came from behind to beat Cologne 3-1 in their opener.“We play Monday night, we play in Borisov on Thursday, and we play Sunday morning. For the team selection it has an impact.”AC Milan’s team celebrate after scoring a goal during their UEFA Europa League Group D match against Austria Wien, in Vienna, on September 14, 2017 © AFP/File / JOE KLAMARBelarusian champions Borisov, who are unbeaten in their previous seven European home games and drew 1-1 at Red Star Belgrade in their first match, could have to face the likes of Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.Run ragged in a 3-0 defeat at Italians Atalanta last time out in what coach Ronald Koeman called a “wake up call”, Everton host Apollon, who held French outfit Lyon to a 1-1 draw two weeks ago.The Liverpudlians can thank former outcast Oumar Niasse for their 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the weekend, as they rallied from a poor start to the season with the forward scoring twice as a substitute.Seven-time European champions AC Milan are another misfiring team despite heavy investment from their new Chinese owners.Coach Vincenzo Montella is under pressure to ring the changes after a 2-0 loss to Sampdoria, their second in the league this season.“It’s not about finding who is to blame. The club management have just told me to intervene to ensure there are no more games like this,” he said after a meeting with his bosses on Monday.Nice striker Balotelli scored his fifth goal in four games in a 2-2 draw with Angers on Friday, ahead of their game with Vitesse Arnhem, which sees close-season signing Wesley Sneijder return to the Netherlands.Balotelli scored twice as Lucien Favre’s side hammered Zulte Waregem 5-1 two weeks ago, after the disappointment of their Champions League play-off defeat by Napoli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Watch this quality Ricardo Quaresma goal for Portugal again

first_img1 Ricardo Quaresma scored twice against Estonia and set up three goals What a night for Ricardo Quaresma.The Portugal and Besiktas man scored twice – one was an absolute beauty – and set up three others in a 7-0 win against Estonia.Cristiano Ronaldo also scored two, with Eder, Danilo Pereira and a Karol Mets own goal completing things.AMAZING QUARESMA CROSS LEADS TO RONALDO GOALQuaresma has moved clubs a lot during his career and the 32-year-old is currently in his second spell at Besiktas after moving from a second stint at Porto in 2015.He has also played for Barcelona, Sporting, Inter, Chelsea and Al Ahli.last_img read more