October 18

RB Leipzig plot new deal for Dayot Upamecano after turning down Arsenal transfer bid

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 3:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Leipzig will offer Upamecano a new deal (Picture: Getty)Upamecano’s current contract does not expire until 2021 and Leipzig want to agree fresh terms with him as soon as possible.Arsenal signed two centre-backs during the summer, but loaned 18-year-old William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne.Luiz has faced criticism since arriving from Chelsea having already made several high profile errors.MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chiefMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Upamecano is attracting interest from rival clubs (Picture: Getty)RB Leipzig intend to remove Dayot Upamecano’s release clause in his next contract after turning down a bid from Arsenal, reports say.Arsenal were linked with the centre-back during the summer and lodged a £53million offer for the 20-year-old.Upamecano is a rapidly improving defender and Leipzig are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal.Arsenal were desperate to sign a centre-back in the last window and identified Upamecano as the ideal replacement for Laurent Koscielny.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Arsenal saw a bid turned down for Upamecano during the summer (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery eventually settled for David Luiz, but Leipzig plan to make it more difficult for Arsenal to make another move for their star defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementUpamecano has an £89m release clause in his contract, but that figure will drop to £71m next summer.As a result, Sport Bild claim Leipzig are working to remove that release clause and sign Upamecano up to a new deal. RB Leipzig plot new deal for Dayot Upamecano after turning down Arsenal transfer bid Commentlast_img read more

September 19

NBA Calendar

first_img Associated Press ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports February 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFeb. 6 — Trade deadline (3 p.m. EST).Feb. 14-16 — All-Star weekend, Chicago.April 15 — Regular season ends.center_img NBA Calendar April 18 — Playoffs begin.May 19 — Draft lottery, Chicago.May 21-24 — Draft combine, Chicago.June 4 — NBA Finals begin.June 25 — NBA draft.last_img

January 18

Back to drawing board for USA after Ryder Cup thumping

first_imgUS team captain Jim Furyk reacts after Europe won the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris, on September 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEHeartbroken United States golf stars will go back to the drawing board in search of their first Ryder Cup win in Europe since 1993 after a resounding 17.5-10.5 defeat Sunday.The American squad, featuring 11 of the world’s 17 top-ranked players, dropped seven of the last eight singles matches at Le Golf National in their worst loss since 2006.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The US Ryder Cup task force assembled after a 2014 flop at Gleneagles, which helped the Americans win 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016, will take lessons to produce a better result in 2020 on home soil at Whistling Straits.“I’ll work with the PGA of America and our Ryder Cup committee and I think we’ll keep improving. We’ll keep growing,” Furyk said. “We didn’t have the success we wanted, but I felt like we made some strides in areas this year, and I’ll help our captain in 2020 and I’ll help him get better as well.”A team with nine major champions who have won a combined 31 major titles, including 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, was humbled by a European side that has won nine of the past 12 events.“The European side played some exquisite golf,” 12-time US Ryder Cupper Phil Mickelson said. “It was some phenomenal golf, and they flat-out beat us.”Furyk took the heat for the loss, saying: “Thomas was a better captain and their team outplayed us. He put his guys in good position. He did a good job.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We’re not making excuses’All but one US player competed in last week’s US PGA Tour Championship and six of the 12 US players had not seen Le Golf National before this week, but Furyk wasn’t taking fatigue or an unknown course as excuses.“We were prepared. I feel like we played our practice rounds and we understood the golf course. We got outplayed,” Furyk said.“Fatigue would be making an excuse, and we’re not making excuses.“I know everyone wishes they had played better and I wish I probably would have done some things differently as well, but at the end of the day we did the best we could and we all worked hard.”Captain’s pick Mickelson, whose 2014 post-mortem of defeat exposed a lack of player input into decisions by then-captain Tom Watson, praised Furyk’s “phenomenal leadership” and said his poor play motivated him to “not go out on this note” and try and make the 2020 squad.“The way he brought everybody in together on decisions — some of you might question some of the decisions, but everything was done with reason, input, thought through — it was up to us to execute and we just didn’t execute,” said the 48-year-old.“There have been two years, this year and 2006, where it breaks my heart a little bit more than others, because those two, we didn’t execute while we were given every opportunity to succeed.“We’ll continue to build on it, and improve in a couple of years.” MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aguero can beat Premier League goals record, says Bernardo Silva LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Now it will be 2022 in Rome before the US team can end its road drought.“Obviously there’s a sour taste in our mouth to come over here now for 27 years and not be able to win on foreign soil,” US captain Jim Furyk said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s the goal. We want to be successful in this event. We want to grow and we want to get better, but we want to do it here in Europe. That will be the goal four years from now.“We’ll regroup and I’ll definitely kind of go through some things in my head and we’ll move forward.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more