Bayer Leverkusen are in talks with Tottenham over sale of striker Son Heung-min

first_imgBayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says his club are trying to reach an agreement with Tottenham over the sale of striker Son Heung-min. Spurs have been pursuing West Brom striker Saido Berahino but with their bids failing to persuade Albion to allow their man to leave, Son has emerged as another target. The 23 -year-old South Korean – who scored 17 goals last season – was left out of his side’s Champions League qualifier with Lazio on Wednesday due to illness, but Voller says a move could be in the offing. “There is a request and there are talks. But nothing is done. Son would not have played today anyway, he was sick at the weekend already. At this moment he is our player,” he is quoted as telling Germany TV channel Sky. “I saw many medicals in this business where there was no deal afterwards. “We will try to reach an agreement, but only under our conditions.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Haryana Steelers beat Tamil Thalaivas 43-35

first_imgRahul Chaudhari clinched a four-point raid in the first minute of the second half to inflict an All-Out on the Steelers. But Vikas Kandola upped his game to open up the lead once again for Haryana after the All-Out.Just when Haryana were edging close to inflicting another All-Out, Thalaivas’ Victor Obiero produced a stellar raid and a Super Tackle to keep them in the game.Unfortunately for the Thalaivas, Ajith Kumar wasn’t having the best of games in the attack, and lack of support for Rahul Chaudhari (who clinched a Super 10) finally showed when Vikas Kandola’s four-point raid with under six minutes remaining gave Haryana another All-Out.Vinay’s three-point Super Raid gave a cushion that the Haryana team managed to cling on. The victory consolidated their third position on the table. Pune: Vikas Kandola was yet again the star of the show for Haryana Steelers as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 43-35 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Saturday. Vikas Kandola clinched a Super 10 (13 points) for Rakesh Kumar coached Steelers who were given stiff competition by the Thalaivas in the mid-stages of the match.Rahul Chaudhari clinched a Super 10 (10 raid points) for Thalaivas but it was yet another disjointed performance from the star-studded lineup which meant they remained at the bottom of the points table.Tamil Thalaivas went into the match on a seven-match losing streak and, not surprisingly, it was the Haryana team who dominated the early minutes. Kandola, ably supported by Vinay, fetched raid points for the Steelers as they closed in on an All-Out.The error-prone Thalaivas defence gave away silly points but there was a fight in them that had been invisible in the previous matches. The Chennai-based unit finally succumbed to an All-Out with six minutes left to the half-time as Haryana moved to a six-point lead.But the Thalaivas came out with renewed energy after the restart, with Manjeet Chhillar and Mohit Chhillar looking good in defence. Rahul Chaudhari also got into the act, picking up his 100th raid point of the season, as the Thalaivas reduced Haryana’s lead to two points at half time (16-14). For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Time off heals all for Badgers

first_imgWith the weekend off, Wisconsin forward Derek Stepan (21) and the rest of the freshmen class had time to rest.[/media-credit]In college hockey, a weekend off can be both a blessing and a curse.On the one hand, it allows a team to rest and recover from injuries suffered throughout the course of the season. On the flipside, however, teams sometimes have trouble shaking off the rust coming out of an extended break.University of Wisconsin men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves can see both scenarios playing out for his team, which had last weekend off and hosts Minnesota-Duluth this Friday and Saturday.“Today we came in, had a workout this morning to get rid of some of those cobwebs physically,” Eaves said in his weekly press conference Monday. “Hopefully we’ll be mentally fresh to come back on the ice and be productive. … History tells us that sometimes it takes a period [to shake the rust off.] You may look sluggish for a period. When we come out of that period tied, one up or one down, we’re going to know we’re in pretty good shape.”Since returning from winter break, Eaves’ Badgers have gone 4-3-1 in four straight weekends — three of which were at home in the Kohl Center. In a series split with Colorado College the last time out, Eaves noticed signs of fatigue in his younger players.“For the younger freshmen, I think it was a good break,” Eaves said. “In our last home game, I think Jordy Murray hit the wall a little bit, and Derek [Stepan] didn’t have the same jump. Maybe for some of the young guys, this will be good.”Murray didn’t score against the Tigers, and Stepan — the team’s second-leading scorer — was limited to just one assist on the weekend.Badgers, Bulldogs much improvedIt’s been over two months since the Badgers faced off against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, and both teams have come a long way since their last meeting. At that time in mid-November, UW was in the midst of a five-game unbeaten streak and a 7-1-1 mark in the month of November. UMD was struggling, as a loss and tie to Wisconsin was part of a stretch of five straight games without a win.But now the Bulldogs are just a few points behind the third-place Badgers in the WCHA standings and have won four straight. According to Eaves, the success of both squads has been the result of each finding its identity.“We have a better understanding of our identity. I think we’ve played to that identity a lot more,” Eaves said. “I think that’s an important factor from where we were. We’ve played some pretty decent hockey. They were in the process of finding out who they were. They definitely know who they are now.”With a hot team like Minnesota-Duluth coming to town and only five series remaining before the WCHA playoffs, Eaves knows the importance of each game from here on out.“They’ve got some chemistry,” Eaves said of the Bulldogs. “They’ve won their last four, and they’re starting to creep up. They have a big-time goaltender [in Alex Stalock]. Every series that we have is a big-time series down the stretch here.”Smith upbeat despite injurySophomore defensemen Brendan Smith was hit with the injury bug last year, as a lower back ailment forced him to miss the latter part of UW’s season. This season, a broken wrist has kept Smith out of the past four games.That’s not to say, however, that Smith’s presence is absent from practice.“If you watch practice last week, he’s out there and he’s limited in what he can do, but he’s getting pucks for us. He’s on the bench talking to guys,” Eaves said. “The one thing I like about Brendan, he knows he’s coming back earlier than he did last year. He’s a tough young man. … He knows there’s lots to play for. He’s excited about that.”last_img read more

USC Shoah Foundation receives World War II artifacts

first_imgMore than 70 years have passed since the end of World War II, but USC’s expanded collection of wartime artifacts may soon be able to offer new historical insights.David and Andrea Stanley donated hundreds of items to USC Libraries and the USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research. The objects came from Andrea Stanley’s father Harry Wolff, Jr., an American Jewish soldier who served in Europe during the war, and includes numerous paper documents that depict Wolff’s wartime experiences.The documents include around 500 letters exchanged between Wolff and his wife Natalie Rosow. In the letters, Wolff describes his time training as a member of the “C” Gun Battalion in the 3rd Army, as well as his combat experience at Dachau where he guarded German prisoners. These letters also recount his time attending the war crime trials that occurred after the war was over.The letters are unredacted and the papers go into specific detail about Wolff’s emotional wellbeing during the war. They describe how Wolff strived to preserve his composure even in dangerous situations. He also mentioned his need to stay in control and support others during difficult times.Wolf Gruner, the founding director of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, explained in USC’s Visual History Archive that the collection holds significant historical value because of the firsthand reports that Wolff provided.“We gladly took this collection because in every letter, Lieutenant  Wolff told his new wife, Natalie Rosow, where he got the artifacts from and how he got them and what they mean, which is unusual,” Gruner told USC News.Gruner said that Wolff’s ability to document his experiences is furthermore remarkable due to the fact that ink was in short supply. His letter-writing activity was also often kept secret. Regardless, Wolff continued to write to his wife almost every single day.Andrea Stanley said in an interview with USC News, the letters are delicately phrased in order to diminish some of the horrors that took place during the war. Wolff made an effort to protect his wife by including pleasant thoughts. He would describe non-war-related events, such as his efforts to engage in Jewish High Holy Day services.In addition, the collection contains love notes and letters that Wolff sent home inquiring about his friends’ and family’s wellbeing.The collection also contains a variety of Nazi artifacts, including flags and medals. Wolff was able to bring back military and civilian newspapers, brochures and photographs.The collection includes a shard of a swastika that was arranged on top of the Nuremberg Stadium. In 1945, the stadium was famously blown up by U.S. and Russian troops.Students said that they appreciated the chance to learn about World War II firsthand.“I am grateful that this collection can expose me to the experiences of a World War II veteran,” said Isabella Dake, a freshman majoring in theatre. “Thanks to the USC Library and Shoah Foundation, I am able to witness history on a tangible level.”This collection contributes to Gruner’s aim to increase the amount of resources USC has on genocide studies. Since the Center was established in 2014, USC has acquired the original transcript of the Nuremberg trials, along with other diaries, letters and books.This World War II material is accessible for researchers and students.“I am impressed by the amount of material USC provides me with in my studies,” said Danielle Hazime, a freshman majoring in human biology and a writer for the Daily Trojan. “Never do I feel like my learning is inhibited by insufficient resources.”last_img read more

Shooting: A historic 3 gold in a day for India in World Cup final

first_img 9 months ago Komal Pandey: Quirky Indian outfits of the social media star Last Updated: 22nd November, 2019 00:04 IST Shooting: A Historic 3 Gold In A Day For India In World Cup Final India’s top guns stormed the Chinese Shooting and Archery Administration Center on Thursday, winning three golds at the SFFAI event 9 months ago Five Indian nationals apprehended for trying to enter US illegally LIVE TV Written By India’s top guns – including a couple of teenagers, stormed the Chinese Shooting and Archery Administration Center on Thursday, winning three of the four gold medals up for grabs on the penultimate day of the ISSF World Cup Final Rifle/Pistol in Putian, China. Never before had India won three gold medals in the annual ISSF showpiece. Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyansh Singh Panwar’s exploits, meant that India finished the day right at the top of the medals tally with hosts China now trying to play catch-up with two gold medals to their name.  Manu Bhaker wins goldIt started early in Putian on Thursday. First, Manu Bhaker demolished a classy field to nail her first WCF gold, winning the Women’s 10m Air Pistol. Elavenil then followed it up with a scintillating pillar to post a victory in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle before Divyansh Singh Panwar, all of 17, took out the best Air Rifle exponents in the world for a thrilling 0.1 point victory in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle.  All the victories were unique and were achieved in contrasting styles. Manu had a tight qualification round and was behind at the start of the finals as well. She took the lead after the 11th shot of the 24-shot final and then kept getting stronger to finish a massive 2.8 points ahead of the silver winning Serbian and two-time former world champion Zorana Arunovic. Manu’s score in the final was 244.7. Reigning Asian Games champion Wang Qian of China won bronze.  READ | Pink ball Test match: Sourav Ganguly shows Kolkata turning pink in new Instagram postYashaswini Deswal reaches finalThe second Indian in the field, Yashaswini Deswal, also reached the final to finish a creditable sixth in her first WCF.It was then the turn of Elavenil Valarivan, who first returned a solid 631.1 in qualification to finish second overall quite comfortably. In the final, she took the lead from the first 5-shot series itself to never surrender it and despite a 9.4 on her 23rd shot which gave Chinese Taipei’s Lin Ying-Shin a sniff of a chance, closed out with a 10.4 to win by 0.1. Ela shot 250.8 on the day to Lin’s 250.7.  Here too, a second Indian on her maiden WCF outing, Mehuli Ghosh, reached the final but finished sixth. Apurvi Chandela and Anjum Moudgil, the third and fourth Indians who made the cut for this event, could not progress beyond the qualification rounds.  Finally, it was the turn of Divyansh Singh Panwar and he too savoured a narrowest possible 0.1-point victory in his Men’s 10m Air Rifle final over Hungarian star Istvan Peni, but he was a more closely contested final than Ela’s.   Divyansh was placed third after the first two 5-shot series and only took the lead after the 12thshot. After that, he had an exhilarating battle with Peni with the lead changing hands at least a couple of times. Going into the 24th and final shot, the difference between the two was 0.5 with Divyansh ahead. Peni shot a 10.5 but Divyansh’s 10.1 was enough to give him gold. There was also the Men’s 10m Air Pistol final on the day and here to both Indians in the field, Abhishek Verma and Saurabh Chaudhary reached the finals. Abhishek in-fact topped qualifying with a 588. They, however, finished fifth and sixth respectively with China’s Pang Wei winning gold.  It was to bring the curtain down on a truly historic day for Indian sport shooting.Friday, the final day of the Putian WCF has the two Mixed Team events on the schedule with India searching for more medals. READ | Sachin congratulates Chitharesh Natesan on becoming first Indian to lift Mr Universe titleREAD | Five Indian nationals apprehended for trying to enter US illegally WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago Sachin congratulates Chitharesh Natesan on becoming first Indian to lift Mr Universe title 9 months ago India trying to convince US that tapping into Indian talent is mutual benefit: Jaishankar Suman Ray WE RECOMMEND First Published: 22nd November, 2019 00:04 IST 9 months ago Indian squad for ODI & T20I series against WI announced; Jadeja, Shami make comebacklast_img read more

Schumacher Cannot Walk, German Court Told

first_imgThe magazine had reported last Christmas that the seven-time world champion could walk again.But Mr Damm said that Schumacher, 47, “cannot walk” more than two and a half years after the accident.Bunte had quoted a source at the end of last year as saying that Schumacher could manage some steps with the help of therapists and could raise an arm.At the time, Schumacher’s agent, Sabine Kehm, released a statement denying the story, saying: “Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true.“Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”Schumacher suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in France in 2013.He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months before being transferred to his home in Switzerland to continue his treatment.Very little is known of the sports icon’s recovery as his family has strongly protected his privacy.In February, his former boss at Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, said: “I have news and unfortunately it is not good.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A lawyer for Michael Schumacher has told a court in Germany that the former Formula 1 world champion “cannot walk” following his skiing injury.Felix Damm was detailing the extent of Schumacher’s injuries in a lawsuit against German magazine, Bunte.last_img read more

Afcon 2015 hero Copa Barry retires from international football

first_imgIvory Coast goalkeeper Copa Barry has retired from international football nearly a month after his team won the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.The 35-year-old, who plies his trade at Belgian side Lokeren, was the hero of the 2015 Afcon final against Ghana, when he saved two spot kicks and transformed the decisive shot during the nerve-racking penalty shootout.“Every good thing has an end. I have decided to put an end to my international career with the Elephants of Ivory Coast,” he told Ivorian TV RTI on Monday.“I have always been proud to wear the shirt of Ivory Coast team. Good luck,” he said.Barry is the second player from the Afcon-winning squad to retire after defender Kolo Toure, who made his announcement three days after their triumph.Groomed at the Abidjan-based Asec football academy, Barry joined the national team in 2007, winning a total of 83 caps. TP Mazembe new signing Sylvain Gbohouo has long been picked as Barry’s replacement by coach Herve Renard, playing all five matches at the 2015 Afcon before being sidelined for the final due to injury.–last_img read more

WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Matches, start time, date, PPV price, odds, live stream

first_img— Sasha Banks (+4000)— Asuka (+5000)— Stephanie McMahon (+8000) WWE kicks off 2019 with one of its biggest events of the year — the annual Royal Rumble. This year’s Rumble will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, home of baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.The show marks the start of WrestleMania season for the company, the busiest and typically most exciting time of its calendar year for the promotion as they build toward the annual extravaganza. For the second consecutive year, the Royal Rumble will include both a men’s and women’s Royal Rumble match with 30 participants in each bout and the last person standing earning a championship match at WrestleMania 35 in April. Several championship matches have already been announced along with some of the Royal Rumble entrants. The rest of the card will continue to take shape over the next few weeks. Until then, keep checking back here on Sporting News for the updated card and for live coverage of the Royal Rumble.MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWWE Royal Rumble 2019 date, start timeThe Royal Rumble will air live on January 27, 2019. The pre-show will start at 5 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 7 p.m.How to watch WWE Royal Rumble 2019WWE Royal Rumble 2019 will be available on pay-per-view or via the WWE Network. It costs $44.99.WWE Royal Rumble 2019 card— Men’s Royal Rumble match with the winner earning a world championship match at WrestleMania 35; confirmed entrants include Drew McIntyre, R-Truth, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy, Dean Ambrose, Bobby Lashley, Samoa Joe, John Cena, Elias, Baron Corbin, Jinder Mahal, Apollo Crews, Andrade, Mustafa Ali, Rey Mysterio, Kalisto, Randy Orton— Women’s Royal Rumble match with the winner earning a world championship match at WrestleMania 35; confirmed entrants include Bayley, Carmella, Ember Moon, Natalya, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Alicia Fox, Zelina Vega, Naomi, Mickie James, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Tamina, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Dana Brooke, Lana, Nia Jax, Nikki Cross, Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, — Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor for the WWE Universal championship— Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles for the WWE championship— Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks for the “RAW” women’s championship— Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the “SmackDown” women’s championshio— The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) vs. Shane McMahon and The Miz for the “SmackDown” tag team championship— Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States championship (pre-show)— Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto, Akira Tozawa, and Hideo Itami in a Fatal four-way match for the Cruiserweight championship (pre-show)WWE Royal Rumble 2019 odds, favorites— Seth Rollins (-125)— Braun Strowman (+400)— John Cena (+800)— Drew McIntyre (+800)— Finn Balor (+1600)Other notables— Andrade (+2000)— The Miz (+2000)— Kenny Omega (+2000)— The Rock (+2000)— Kevin Owens (+2500)Women’s odds, favorites— Charlotte Flair (-200)— Becky Lynch (+150)— Alexa Bliss (+1000)— Ronda Rousey (+1600)— Ember Moon (+1800)— Shayna Baszler (+1800)Other notables— Bayley (+3300)last_img read more

No. 4 Wildcats’ Long-Range Game Halts No. 8 Central Arkansas

first_imgBox Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Having escaped Central Arkansas with a 67-65 win on March 2, Abilene Christian was aware how tough the Sugar Bears would be heading into Friday’s second round of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. It was that knowledge that helped the fourth-seed Wildcats shake out of a first quarter funk and deliver an impressive performance at Merrell Center.ACU drilled a Southland Conference women’s tournament record 16 3-pointers while using a 22-4 run in the first half to break open a tight contest on their way to an 82-54 win over UCA, earning the Wildcats a 1:00 p.m. date against top-seed Lamar.WBB: Here’s the record-breaker for @ACUWBB. Mraz’s three-pointer was ACU’s 15th of the game, setting a new tournament standard. They’d add one more for good measure.#SouthlandStrong ??#ChampWeek #GoWildcats— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 “We talked all week about we’re going to go in and establish a new 3-point shooting record in the conference tournament,” said ACU coach Julie Goodenough. “That’s why we ran sets late in the game because we knew we were close to that.”The Wildcats (21-9) also broke the Southland Conference Tournament record with 35 3-point attempts as seven different players connected from long range. Second Team All-Conference guard Breanna Wright knocked down four treys for Abilene Christian before spending the fourth quarter on the bench. Wright finished with 14 points, leaving her a point shy of crossing the 1,000-point mark in her career.While ACU’s record-setting long range barrage was the highlight, the Wildcats defense played exceptionally well, holding No. 8-seed UCA (12-18) to just 33.9 percent shooting from the field. The Sugar Bears were a combined 7-for-30 in the second and third quarters when they were outscored by a total of 41-16.“I think this was probably the most locked in on defense we’ve been all year,” said ACU forward Lexie Ducat, who had 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. “We executed it really well. Everyone in the background was talking. Our defense was a huge team effort.”“We lost focus,” said UCA’s second team All-Southland guard Kamry Orr, who finished her final game with 13 points. “We didn’t stick to the game plan.”Up 15-11 with 2:44 to go in the first quarter, the Sugar Bears’ season began come to apart. UCA missed seven straight shots during a scoreless stretch of 7:49 before Orr’s jumper closed the margin to 19-17. However, their momentum took a huge blow 12 seconds later when Orr was tagged with her third foul.“No secret to the run that we made,” said Goodenough of Orr’s foul trouble. “We really took advantage of that. She’s the heart and soul of that team. I told her at the end of the game, ‘you’re my favorite player in the league.’”WBB: @ACUwbb sets a #SouthlandStrong tournament record with 16 3-pointers, advances to semifinals. Grab that ACU magnet and run to the big backstage bracket!#ChampWeek #GoWildcats— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 With Orr on the bench, the struggling UCA offense went a stretch of over three minutes without a basket as part of a brutal quarter that saw them shoot just 3-for-13 from the field. The offense began showing signs of life near the end of the half, but any chance at carrying good fortune in the locker room were dashed when Wright buried a trey just as the halftime horn sounded, giving ACU a 38-21 halftime lead.UCA mounted a brief uprising early in the third quarter before the Wildcats put the game away by hitting five of six shots during an 11-0 run that Ducat capped off with a layup, giving ACU a 54-29 lead with 3:05 to go in the quarter.While the Sugar Bears found offensive life in the fourth quarter as coach Sandra Rushing cleared the bench, the effort fell far short to impact the outcome. ACU led by as much as 31 points early in the fourth as they pushed toward their record-setting performance.“We knew that Abilene could shoot the 3,” said Rushing. “I feel like we probably didn’t have any gas in our tank. We just couldn’t get anything going.”last_img read more

Savea to start for Canes

first_imgSavea, along with Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape and Vaea Fifita will start for the Hurricanes in the final midweek fixture of the tour.Loose forward Brad Shields will captain the Hurricanes.Savea has been named on the left wing where he has started 12 of the Hurricanes 14 matches in 2017, while Barrett will wear the No.15 jersey for the 12th time in his first season of Investec Super Rugby.Laumape will take his place at second five where he has scored 14 tries and combine centre Vince Aso, who has also scored 14 tries – a single season Hurricanes record.The defending Investec Super Rugby champion’s starting team also includes four Maori All Blacks in right wing Nehe Milner-Skudder, first five Otere Black, halfback Te Toirora-Tahuriorangi and prop Ben May.Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said he was pleased to have some of his All Blacks contingent back for the match.”We are under no illusions as to the challenge The British & Irish Lions will present and we want to put our best foot forward for what promises to be a memorable occasion.”It’s a fantastic event for our club, but also for the city of Wellington and the region, so hopefully the match will live up to its billing. We are looking forward to kick off.”The match against The British & Irish Lions will be the first time the Hurricanes have played an international opponent.It will also be the third time Boyd and his assistant John Plumtree have coached against The British & Irish Lions after teaming up to guide the Wellington Lions in 2005 and the Sharks in 2009.last_img read more