Why Willian decided to leave Stamford Bridge

first_img Loading… Willian  is “upset and offended” by how his seven-year spell at Chelsea is ending, according to reports. The Brazil star is poised to join Chelsea’s FA Cup final conquerors Arsenal on a three-year contract that Stamford Bridge chiefs declined to offer him. The Blues have a long-standing policy of not offering players aged 30 or over any more than one-year extensions and Willian demanded three years or no deal. Arsenal have taken advantage of the West London stand-off by reportedly handing the Brazilian star a three-year deal worth £100,000 per week. According to ESPN, the winger is gutted at how his time at Stamford Bridge has come to a close. And Willian’s entourage feels the Blues didn’t try hard enough to stop him joining rivals Arsenal. Antonio Rudiger believes Chelsea will greatly miss the “calm and humble” Brazil winger if he seals his Gunners move. According to The Mail, the 27-year-old was quoted as saying: “Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy.Advertisement “He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer. “He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don’t see him again as a team-mate. “He is not the type of player who talks that much.” Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchian has stated that as many as five teams want to sign the 31-year-old when his contract expires. read also:Breaking: Willian finally a Gunner! Frank Lampard has insisted he wanted to keep the highly-rated Blues ace. It comes as no surprise given that he has been key to the club’s success since his arrival in 2013. He has scored 63 goals and added 62 assists in 339 games while helping them to two Premier League titles, one Europa League, FA Cup, and League Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEver Wonder What Keanu Reeves Spends His Paychecks On?last_img read more

Rev. Clarence J. Hubbard, 86

first_imgRev. Clarence J. Hubbard, 86, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 9, 1933 in New Point, Indiana, the son of Phillip Ford and Mary (Marcum) Hubbard.  He married Nancy Marilyn Gregory on October 8, 1955 and she survives.  Clarence worked as a maintenance technician at GE for 21 years and retired from Federal Mogul as a maintenance technician after 20 years.  Clarence was a member of the New Point Gospel Heirs group ion New Point for 5 years and an Assistant Pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church in Norristown, Indiana for 15 years.  When Clarence had free time from church and work, he loved to go fishing and spend time with his wife and family.  Clarence was an avid coffee drinker, most every morning he would have a cup of black coffee and donut sticks while reading the local newspaper. On any given day it would not be unusual to find Clarence at KFC, as according to him, it was the best place to eat in Greensburg.  Clarence also loved spending time with his grandchildren, building train sets, watching them play sports and teaching them new things.  He is survived by a daughter, Janice Darlene Brendel (Larry Gray) of Westport; three sons, Clarence Timothy (Kim) Hubbard, of Greensburg, Bobby Dale (Pam) Hubbard, of Greensburg, Michael Thomas (Cindy)0 Hubbard, of Shelbyville, and an adopted daughter, Cassandra DeLana (Dylan) Buckley, of Greensburg, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter; one brother, Danny Petro; one half brother, Roger Hubbard; three half sisters, Dorothy Gorbett, Georgia Williams, and Sandra Hubbard.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Doris Moulton, Viola Smith, Patty Lyons, and Diane Snyder; three brothers, Roy Hubbard, Billy Gene Hubbard, and Jimmy Hubbard; two grandsons, Shawn Brendel and Phillip Hubbard; one granddaughter, Brittany Hubbard.  Visitation for family and friends, observing CDC precautions, will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on at the funeral home with Rev. George Mitchell officiating.  Interment will be held in the Milford Cemetery in Milford, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Mayweather mocks McGregor

first_imgRelatedPosts Sexual assault: McGregor awaits physical test, video evidence Sexual assault charge: UFC superstar denies allegation, released without charge Spain legend, Casillas, retires at 39 Floyd Mayweather has questioned Conor McGregor’s latest retirement announcement, insisting he will be “waiting” should the UFC star change his mind.McGregor announced he is retiring from MMA for the third time in four years on Sunday, despite making his long-awaited comeback just in January. “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” he wrote across his social media platforms.“Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my world title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.”Mayweather – who claimed a stoppage win against McGregor in a hugely lucrative boxing match in 2017 – also took to social media to mock the Irishman’s latest claim.“If I’m not mistaken, didn’t you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time?” the retired 50-0 fighter said.“Now you’re quitting! I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again.” McGregor has fought twice following his loss to Mayweather, bouncing back with a 40-second knockout win against Donald Cerrone after suffering a devastating loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.The 31-year-old has also spoken of a rematch with Mayweather on numerous occasions, describing the American as “far from retired” and insisting the rematch “will happen at some stage”.Mayweather – who recently offered to cover the costs of the funeral of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis late in May – has not fought professionally since the pair’s bout.The undefeated 43-year-old has since started training lightweight Devin Haney, however.Tags: Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather JrMockeryRetirementUFClast_img read more

Lukaku keeping it simple

first_img Press Association “Hopefully it is one of many good performances,” he said. “Every game I have a simple approach: to do my best for my team and then everything comes automatically. “The next target is Saturday (against Manchester City). I’m very happy with the way things are going.” Lukaku said there was still plenty of work to be done, especially after seeing their comfortable 3-0 half-time lead pegged back by the visitors after the break. “Something we have to work on is to kill games easily and stop the threat and then we can do better but the season is long,” he told evertontv. “We are playing well and we have to profit from it, everyone in the team has to. We have a very good squad and I think everyone can be important in this team. “Hopefully we can continue this form and better results will come.” The victory – the third in succession after a trio of draws – moved the Toffees into fourth place. Manager Roberto Martinez is pleased the changes he has made since taking over from David Moyes in the summer are coming to fruition but he was reluctant to get involved in predictions about the challenge for the top four and title. “It is a good start. We were very disappointed with the return we had in the first three games,” he said. “We deserved a lot more but what has pleased me is that we have been very consistent in our performances. “It (title race) is really open. There are many changes from a manager’s point of view and I don’t think it will shape up until the first third of the season gets settled. “But it is really good to see five or six teams capable of winning games. I think the competition will be one of the best for a long time.” Unfortunately for Newcastle their concerns are currently in the other half of the table as just seven points from six matches have left them in 16th place. Manager Alan Pardew believes that is a false position, however, and is targeting a return to the top half. “I think we still have a chance of the top 10,” he said. “As a team we have shown inconsistencies, especially in our defending. “Some of the goals we have conceded this year really are not good enough for us. “The consistency of performance individually and as a unit – the back four – we will have to do some work and there will have to be some personnel changes in there. “I thought Mike Williamson came on and we looked a lot stronger and he has given himself a great chance of featuring at Cardiff.” Everton striker Romelu Lukaku believes an uncomplicated approach to his football is paying off for him. The Belgium international took his tally to three goals in just 135 minutes of league football after scoring twice in the 3-2 win at home to Newcastle which extended the only remaining unbeaten record in the top flight. Lukaku has made an immediate impact since arriving on a season-long loan from Chelsea but he refuses to get ahead of himself. last_img read more

Hima Das named Sports Ambassador of Assam

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, July 23: The new queen of Indian athlete Hima Das today named as the first sports ambassador of the State. The announcement came after State cabinet in its meeting today approved the proposal.Hima recently became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal from a world Athletic championship. A pre-tournament favorite, Das clocked 51.46s to bag the gold in women’s 400mts. It may be mentioned here that earlier Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal congratulating the athlete announced that she will be named as the first sports ambassador of the state. Assam Government also announced cash incentive of Rs 50 lakh to Hima for her gold medal-winning performance in the World Championship.last_img read more

Braun: Believe it: Rays are for real

first_imgFirst, the Rays were lucky.Then, they were hot.Face it people: They’re just flat-out good.After watching last night’s playoff game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, all I can say is, “Wow.”Really? The Rays?Bingo. The same Rays that had not made a playoff appearance in their 11-year existence and the same squad from Tampa Bay that served as a farm system for the entire major leagues — until now that is.In case you missed it, last night the Rays pounded the Sox for nine runs, including four home runs, two of which came off of Sox starter Jon Lester, who had been nearly unhittable in the playoffs.To give a little perspective, in Lester’s other two starts this postseason against the Angels — who had the best record in baseball entering the postseason — he went seven innings apiece without giving up a single run.Sorry, Jon. Not this time. After giving up four earned runs in 5.2 innings, Lester watched the Rays take a 2-1 series lead.With what the Red Sox organization has put together over the past four years — two world championships and four consecutive playoff appearances — nearly every analyst and fan in the country picked them to win the ALCS, while giving them a pretty good shot at winning the World Series, too.But don’t tell that to the Rays; they’re ready to prove everyone wrong.In fact, they already have.After getting shut out in Game 1, the Rays have come back to take the next two and have done so by destroying Boston pitching.So before you count the Rays out for being too young or too inexperienced, remember who they’re beating.That’s right, the most experienced team in the playoffs and the best one on paper is now down in a series to the youngest, most questioned team in the American League going into October.Who would have thought that the Rays, without adding much in the offseason, would be as successful as they have been throughout the entire season?That answer is simple: Nobody could have predicted a run like this. How could anyone have foreseen a surge like the one the Rays have continued over the past seven months?Well, the way Tampa Bay is playing right now, it seems like they’re unstoppable. That is, unless the Red Sox can find a way to cool off the Tampa bats.Four different Rays players homered last night, including Evan Longoria, who is batting .308 during the series.But he’s not the only one; seven of the eight Rays starters are batting above .285 during the series against Red Sox pitching, which entering the series had among the best staffs in the American League.What have the Red Sox done against Rays pitching?Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz and Jason Varitek have yet to get a hit against the Devil-less Rays.So what does this mean exactly?First, it means that the Red Sox should be worried. By giving up so many runs, the Red Sox have put too much pressure on their offense, much of which has been struggling against Rays pitching.It also means that the Rays will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. Even if they don’t beat the Red Sox, it still means that they have one of the most talented, youngest teams in baseball.It’s that mix of veteran presence and youthful energy that is giving the Rays the ability to make this postseason run. Everything that was missing in years past is no longer valid.Frankly, Tampa Bay is playing like the best team in the league. And it doesn’t look like it can be stopped anytime soon.Jonah is a sophomore hoping to major in journalism. Think the hype over the Rays is not deserved? Is Tampa Bay a fluke that won’t pan out in the coming years? Jonah can be contacted at jbraun@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Carberry back in Leinster side for latest Pro12 outing

first_imgIt’s the out-half’s first start for the province since December having recently returned from an ankle injury.Hooker James Tracy who came off the bench for Ireland against Italy last week also starts.last_img

Sir Viv not letting up on WICB

first_imgSir Viv not letting up on WICB Former West Indies captain Viv Richards ias not letting up on his criticism of regional cricket administrators.Richards is insisting that it is better for administrators to step aside than for key players to be left out of the team.Frequent spats between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and numerous players, combined with various pieces of legislation has left several players unavailable for selection.  Richards who recently blasted the WICB for its role in what he believes to be the alienation of players has continued in the same vein.“We have issues with our administrators. We have players defecting… they don’t want to represent their country any more. They go for the easiest process… all the leagues around the world. There is too much infighting in terms of players versus administration. So there must be a reason for individuals to divert their interests. There is a huge problem there,” Richards said.“There are personality issues at administrators’ level which have gone to an all-time high in my opinion. They should start governing the game properly for which they are elected. In our society there is no one who has respect, if he has failed to do something… and so why not eliminate them from the whole administrative process? There has to be a change. I don’t know, if that’s all because of money. But it’s been going on for too long. No one is willing to say: ‘Okay we have failed in this and that, let me resign.’ I guess sometimes, that it’s too attractive and lucrative for individuals at that particular level to let go.”Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard number among those missing for the West Indies at various points, often opting to take part in various T20 league’s around the world.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy to make 2016 debut Sunday

first_imgMcCarthy had Tommy John surgery after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament in April 2015. He was 3-0 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts before the injury.“We kind of sped it up a bit because of the circumstances,” Roberts said of the club’s state of pitching. “But Brandon’s excited to get back, and we expect him to pitch well on Sunday.”Roberts said the Dodgers’ depth has played a major role in keeping the team afloat. The Dodgers entered Friday’s game with a 44-37 record despite the rash of injuries.“I think that, you know, everyone uses that word ‘depth’ as just a standard line, but it really has played out that way,” Roberts said. “Without it, I don’t know where we’d be. Guys have had to step up certainly, but we’ve really tapped into starting pitching depth.“It is nice to get one of our guys coming back. Hopefully we get more of that.” Pederson received a cortisone shot Friday for a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder that he injured running into the outfield wall Wednesday.Roberts, however, implied that Pederson would still be active if the All-Star break wasn’t coming up.“Where we’re at, he’s going to get a cortisone shot to calm the pain and there’s a couple days you have to recover from that,” Roberts said. “You’re looking at essentially missing six or seven games, then you have four days over the break. As far as DL days, it just made sense for us.”Kershaw’s situation is more muddled. Roberts said that while Kershaw told the training staff and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt he was feeling “considerably better,” there isn’t a timetable for his return.“He’s resting at home, but he will be back at the ballpark (today),” Roberts said. “As far as what we are doing going forward, as far as his timetable for his return, there’s really no clarity.”Catcher A.J. Ellis said he had been in contact with Kershaw, but didn’t want to talk about the pitcher other than to say he was doing well.“To lose two impact players on your club it isn’t good,” Roberts said, “but our guys understand that it’s part of baseball and they have to do a little bit more.”To make room for pitcher Bud Norris, the Dodgers called up outfielder Will Venable from Triple-A Oklahoma City, a week after he was designated for assignment. Right-hander Layne Somsen also was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.Ryu could return soonRyu, who is coming off shoulder surgery, made another rehab start Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga against Stockton.Roberts said the Dodgers would wait to see how he fared after his eighth minor-league rehab start before deciding whether to activate him next week.“We’ll re-evaluate him and see if it makes sense for him to join us before the (All-Star) break,” Roberts said. “If not, he won’t.”Rain in Stockton limited Ryu to just 1-2/3 innings Friday. He is 2-0 with a 4.57 ERA in seven rehab starts with Rancho Cucamonga and Oklahoma City. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img LOS ANGELES >> After receiving troubling news about their ace, the Dodgers finally got some good news about their pitching rotation. One of their starters is coming back.Veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy is expected to make his 2016 debut Sunday against the Rockies, a smiling Dave Roberts said Friday. The Dodgers manager announced McCarthy’s return minutes after telling reporters that three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list because of a mild herniated disc.Center fielder Joc Pederson also was put on the disabled list because of a sprained right shoulder.The Dodgers’ starting rotation has taken hit after hit this season, so any healthy body is a welcome sight. In addition to McCarthy and Kershaw, starting pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brett Anderson and Alex Wood are on the DL.last_img read more

Games on tap tonight: Thursday, Nov. 29…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Middle School basketball: Thurs., Nov. 29 – vs. Augusta.Girls – away, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m.Boys – home, 8B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m.last_img read more