Laudrup ‘won’t leave Swansea’

first_imgA disagreement over transfer funds is threatening to disrupt Swansea’s summer plans but manager Michael Laudrup is expected to still be in charge of the club next season, Press Association Sport understands. The friction between chairman Huw Jenkins, and Laudrup and his agent Bayram Tutumlu, is understood to centre around the amount of money Swansea are prepared to spend on new signings, and there have been suggestions the Dane could leave the Liberty Stadium. Laudrup guided the Swans to Capital One Cup glory last season, as well as a ninth-place Premier League finish, and has been linked with clubs such as PSG and Real Madrid. Laudrup had hoped those successes would give him the leeway to spend heavily this summer with Swansea preparing for a Europa League campaign. Just last week the Dane had said it would be very difficult for Swansea to improve ”unless we find a couple of hundred million pounds”. It is understood Laudrup has become frustrated at the lack of progress made in securing some of his summer transfer targets, as well as the club’s desire to continue with the sensible spending approach which has served them so well during their rise through the divisions. Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas was one of Laudrup’s main transfer targets, but now appears set for a move to Liverpool, while the Swansea board would be reluctant to provide the sums of money required to capture the likes of St Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo. Jenkins and Tutumlu are expected to hold further talks on the issue, with a rapid resolution needed, but Laudrup is expected to remain in charge next term. Tutumlu recently said Laudrup would remain with Swansea, despite having offers from other clubs, but added the caveat that that would be the case if the Swansea board made good on assurances he claims they gave to Laudrup when he signed a contract extension in March. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Care to Give Council Gives Back to the Community

first_imgRED BANK – The Care to Give Council (formerly the Riverview Medical Center Auxiliary) is a dynamic and welcoming volunteer organization dedicated to working with Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Com­munity Hospital to advance the quality of health care in the community.Since its establishment in 1929, the Riverview Medical Center Auxiliary has played an integral role in raising funds for the hospital; and as Bay­shore Community Hospi­tal, Riverview’s sister organization, joined Meridian Health in 2010, the River­view Auxiliary merged with Bayshore’s establishing the Care to Give Council (CTGC).The Care to Give Coun­cil’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for the technologies and services at both hospitals. For more than 84 years, the council’s fundraising efforts have contributed thousands of dollars for state-of-the-art technologies, facilities and services that enhance patient care.During the past year and a half, the council has donated approximately $50,000 to benefit patients at the Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. These funds allowed for the purchase of robes and totes to provide physical and emotional warm­th for patients awaiting diagnostic treatment. This generosity helps make it possible to continue advancing the facilities cancer center by keeping up with the most modern treatments available.The Cancer Center and Women’s Center, which have been the recipient of the Care to Give Council’s donations in the past, provides a full continuum of care for patients including family risk assessments, clinical trials, diagnostic imaging and diagnosis through the use of PET/CT scans, breast MRI, endoscopic ultrasound, digital mammography and other various screenings. Treatment is then administered through the latest chemo- and immuno-therapy options, radiation therapy using the region’s only Cyber­Knife System and numerous other options particular to each patient’s needs.The Care to Give Council hosts numerous events through­out the year, such as its signature 300-person Party for Pink which benefits Paint the Town Pink, as well as a biannual art show and luncheons. Other less formal functions, such as walks and “get-togethers,” also exist.Sally Harris, here with her husband Norman, will be honored at the Care to Give Council’s Party for Pink on May 31 at the Navesink Country Club.For the third consecutive year, CTGC will host Party for Pink to benefit the Pink Fund on Friday, May 31, at the Navesink Country Club. The Pink Fund provides free mam­mography to uninsured and underinsured women in the community. This year’s event will honor Tria Deibert of Riverview Medical Center and the inspiration behind Paint the Town Pink, now in its seventh year, and Sally Harris of Ocean Grove, the very first volunteer to support Paint the Town Pink.Deibert will receive the Vision Award, sponsored by Peter T. Hetzler, M.D. FACS. “As a husband, a father, a surgeon, and a community member, I am inspired by the way Tria Deibert and Sally Harris have brought our communities together, and empowered women to fight this disease that has so deeply affected my family and our patients,” Hetzler said.The community has truly embraced the mission of the Care to Give Council and Party for Pink. Presenting sponsor, femme by Ashley, Red Bank, saw the need to support the women in her community. “As a new mom I can’t imagine not being there for my child. The medical progress that has been made in fighting breast cancer is amazing and early detection has made such a difference in so many women’s lives. I am once again honored to support Meridian Health’s, Paint the Town Pink’s, and The Care to Give Council’s united mission of creating awareness about annual mammography and making a difference in the lives of women in our community.”Since her diagnosis in 2006, Harris has been a passionate voice in the fight against breast cancer. An advocate for an annual mammogram and prevention; she was one of the first women to be featured in and participate in Paint the Town Pink.“The Care to Give Council will forever be grateful for her dedication to this cause and we are proud to honor her for everything she has done for us, our mothers, our daughters, our sisters, and our friends,” said Kelli O’Brien, Party for Pink chairwoman.Sally’s husband and big­gest fan Norman agrees. “Sally is a giver and a doer. She has been involved in volunteer work forever. Pink Bank was just the right thing at the right time and she has been committed to fight breast cancer in this way, through this journey,” he said.Visit PainttheTownPink. com or call 855-PINK411 for more details about Party for Pink and to purchase tickets.The Care to Give Council offers an exciting and reward­ing opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, meet new friends, explore new interests and gain personal satisfaction. There are many ways to get involved. Volun­teer efforts are welcome whether on a regular basis, or for a particular special event or service project. Care to Give Council committee work and special events appeal to a wide range of interests and talents.“Most volunteers say the greatest reward is the personal fulfillment of supporting worthwhile causes, helping to make our community a better one, and assisting people at their time of need,” O’Brien said.For more information about the Care to Give Council call 732-888-7343.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA DONATES VINTAGE STEINWAY PIANO TO ARCADIA PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION; MANUFACTURED IN 1908, GRAND PIANO GRACED TRACK’S CHANDELIER ROOM FOR DECADES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Ensconced for decades in Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room, a vintage Steinway Grand Piano has been donated by Santa Anita to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, located on the campus of Arcadia High School.“We are extremely excited about this extraordinary donation to the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation by Santa Anita Park,” said Gary Kovacic, Arcadia Mayor and President/CEO of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. “This piece of Arcadia history will find a loving home at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, and it will continue to provide musical magic to Arcadia students, residents and theatre patrons for generations to come.”Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent David Vannasdall was equally appreciative.“I know our students will absolutely love playing this beautiful Steinway Grand Piano,” said Vannasdall. “It’s such a great opportunity that we can now offer our students for years to come, thanks to Santa Anita.”Manufactured in 1908, this magnificent instrument provided melodic background music to generations of race-goers that included legendary Hollywood figures such as Clark Gable, Betty Davis, the Marx Brothers, John Wayne, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich and many others.“We are delighted to be able to donate this beautiful instrument to such a worthy cause as the Arcadia Performing Arts Center,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita’s Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “To think of all the many thousands of people this piano has helped to entertain, it’s only fitting that it remain close by, here in Arcadia.”Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room, which was part of a recent $35 million renovation, remains a popular race day destination for weekend race goers and offers an ambiance befitting Santa Anita’s standing in the racing world.last_img read more

Takeaways: Matthews wins over Sharks fans with Marleau tribute

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks fans wanted Patrick Marleau make a cameo appearance at the 2019 NHL All Star Game in San Jose. Auston Matthews granted their wish as best he could.In the weeks leading into hockey’s mid-winter showcase, Sharks fans held out hope that the NHL would find a way to include Mr. Shark in the all star festivities at SAP Center. It didn’t happen. But Matthews sent the home crowd into a frenzy during the Skills’ Competition Friday night, ripping off his Toronto Maple Leafs sweater …last_img read more

Jimmy vs. Jameis: Who won quarterback battle in Tampa Bay?

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Unfortunately for both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jameis Winston, the at-times-maligned quarterbacks provided some ammunition for their critics in the season opener on Sunday.They were each partially responsible for the sloppiness that dominated much of the action at Raymond James Stadium as both Garoppolo and Winston each threw pick-sixes in the 49ers’ 31-17 victory.Garoppolo may have turned in an uneven performance — he …last_img read more

Lomachenko Wins Unanimous Decision for 2nd Lightweight Belt

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Two down, two to go.Vasiliy Lomachenko is halfway to owning all the major lightweight titles after just two fights, and he’s already eyeing the guy he’d need to beat to get the next one.“Of course I want two more belts and maybe we can make next year a fight with Mikey Garcia,” Lomachenko said.He picked up his second lightweight title Saturday night, wearing down Jose Pedraza and winning a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.Lomachenko (12-1) knocked down Pedraza twice in the 11th round and though he couldn’t finish him, won easily to add the WBO title to the WBA belt he picked up in May during his first fight at 135 pounds.The three-division champion unified titles within a division for the first time, after moving up to lightweight in May when he knocked out Jorge Linares in the 10th round.“It was my dream to unify titles,” Lomachenko said. “It was my next goal. I can now focus on my next chapter.”Lomachenko won one card by a 119-107 rout, while two judges scored it 117-109, as did The Associated Press.Vasiliy Lomachenko poses with promoter Bob Arum after defeating Jose Pedraza in the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)It ended his streak of eight straight victories by stoppage but he came close in the 11th, when Pedraza went to a knee to stop an onslaught of punches with about a half-minute left in the round and then went down again after Lomachenko caught him with a body shot.In his first fight since right shoulder surgery, Lomachenko started cautiously before finding the range with a flurry of combinations in the latter half of the fight to pull away. He tore the labrum in the second round against Linares but said he had no problems with the shoulder Saturday, even though he threw far more lefts.“I’m healthy,” he said. “One hundred percent.”He certainly looked it for much of the fight and is halfway to a 135-pound sweep. The IBF title is vacant and the WBC version is owned by the unbeaten Garcia, who won’t be defending that any time soon while he moves to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence in March.So Lomachenko will have to wait for what would be the marquee fight in the division.Pedraza (25-2) was making the first defense of the belt he won from Ray Beltran in August and the Puerto Rican had some good moments, including in the 10th round when he landed some good body shots and won the round on all three judges’ cards. But Lomachenko dominated from there.“I went 12 rounds with the best fighter in the world,” Pedraza said. “I knew what we were going up against. I thought it was a close fight until the knockdowns. At the end of the day, I am proud of what I did.”Vasiliy Lomachenko poses with the belts after defeating Jose Pedraza in the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)It was Lomachenko’s third straight fight at Madison Square Garden, this one in front of a sellout crowd of 5,312 in the smaller Theater that was filled with Ukrainian flags while the Knicks and Nets played upstairs in the main arena.The 30-year-old Lomachenko had said the break while rehabbing the surgery may have helped him after nearly 400 amateur bouts before his pro career, and it appeared at times early he was looking for ring work. He was content to focus on defending for large parts of the rounds before letting go of his punches and it wasn’t until later in the fight when he started unleashing his sharpest combinations.Teofimo Lopez, a 2016 Olympian, scored a quick and devastating knockout of Mason Menard in another lightweight fight on the undercard.Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) appeared to hurt Menard (34-4) with his very first punch and it didn’t take him long from there to end it with a roundhouse right near the left ear that momentarily froze Menard with his left arm limp before he fell straight forward onto his face. Referee Charlie Fitch quickly abandoned his count when it was clear Menard wouldn’t get up and the fight was over after just 44 seconds.Lopez then did a backflip and shortly after Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy across town, slipped into his Sooners No. 1 jersey and did a Heisman pose.Lopez then guaranteed he would become a world champion in 2019.“We’re in the stage of my career where we can change boxing and bring it back,” he said. “You all haven’t seen anything like me in a long time.”Vasiliy Lomachenko smiles after defeating Jose Pedraza in a WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Also, Mexican Emanuel Navarrete won the WBO junior featherweight title by beating Isaac Dogboe by unanimous decision.Navarrete (26-1) said he hurt his hand early in the fight but it never showed, as he kept coming forward and Dogboe (20-1) couldn’t keep him away. Navarrete won by scores of 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 on the other.“This world championship represents every day that I was working away from my family,” Navarrete said. “This title represents sacrifice.”Dogboe’s eyes began swelling early in the fight and his face was bloodied toward the end, but he was never knocked down and rallied well at times after being examined by ringside physicians between rounds.“It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior,” Dogboe said. “Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn’t get the victory. The best man won tonight.”___By BRIAN MAHONEY , AP Sports WriterMore AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsVasiliy Lomachenko right, tries to tries to avoid a punch from Jose Pedraza in the WB lightweight title boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Vasiliy Lomachenko heads to a neutral corner after a second knockdown of Jose Pedraza in the 11th round of the WBO title lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Vasiliy Lomachenko left, lands a punch to the face of Jose Pedraza in lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)Jose Pedraz, right, lands a punch against Vasiliy Lomachenko in lightweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Know your Touch/sports market? Do they know you?

first_imgFor answers and insights into these key questions and how Affiliates can better engage with their local communities and market and promote their competitions and product, be sure to catch the key ‘Affiliates Marketing’ workshop at tomorrow’s NSW State Conference at Bankstown Sports Club (for registered delegates only). The workshop taps off at 3.45pm and presented by TFA GM Marketing, Julian Buckmaster and Communications Coordinator, Lauren Pritchard. Pass it on!Related LinksKnow your Touch market? How well do your know your local Touch/sports market? And, importantly, how well do they know you?  last_img read more

a month agoWATCH: Valencia fans protest against owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthy

first_imgWATCH: Valencia fans protest against owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia fans have protested against owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthy.Supporters arrived at Sunday’s game with Leganes at Mestalla with various banners and placards protesting against the ownership of the club.Lim has come under fire for the sacking of Marcelino due to the Spanish coach’s impressive achievements during his time with Los Che.”Anil stay away from Mestalla,” chanted the Valencia fans.”Peter go away now,” was another song.Varios centenares de aficionados protestan en la puerta de Mestalla contra Lim y Murthy. Debo decir que pensaba que habría más gente. pic.twitter.com/RSYnp91QEe— Nacho Sanchis (@sanchis14) September 22, 2019 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoFaustino Anjorin to make Chelsea debut in Carabao Cup

first_imgFaustino Anjorin to make Chelsea debut in Carabao Cupby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFaustino Anjorin is set to make his Chelsea debut in the Carabao Cup against Grimsby.The Daily Mail says the 17-year-old is to be included in the squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash.The attacking midfielder is viewed as one of the brightest prospects in Chelsea’s burgeoning academy and has impressed Lampard and his assistant Jody Morris since their arrival back at Stamford Bridge earlier this summer.Anjorin is now poised to be the next Blues youngster to be given the chance to impress by the club’s new management team, who have shown they are not afraid to rely on academy players.The teenager has enjoyed a blistering start to the season, scoring five goals in his first seven games – including a brace in the EFL Trophy win over Swindon last month. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

16 days agoBarcelona captain Lionel Messi: I was ready to leave in 2013 and 2014

first_imgBarcelona captain Lionel Messi: I was ready to leave in 2013 and 2014by Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona captain Lionel Messi admits he’s seriously considered leaving the club in the past.Messi, speaking on RAC1, revealed he was upset with the way he was being treated by the Spanish tax authorities.He stated: “There have been times when I ended up tired due to a lot of circumstances. I had several times, especially in 2013 and 2014, when I had the problem with the Treasury. It was very difficult for me and my family.”People really don’t know about what happens at that moment, they don’t listen, they think and talk. I was the first one and that’s why it was all so hard. Since they got angry and showed that they were going for everything with me, showing that they were going for all the players, it was diluted. “The best of all is that my children were small and did not know anything, but we had a hard time. At that time I had the mind to leave, not for wanting to leave Barça, but for what was happening.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more