1 Aston Villa are locked in a battle with Sampdoria to sign Roma midfielder Adem Ljajic, according to reports.Villa Park boss Tim Sherwood is desperate to add to his midfield following the departure of talisman Fabian Delph and is trying to lure the Serbian to the Midlands.The Premier League side face strong competition from Sampdoria, though, who have made the 23-year-old their top target and want to conclude a deal in the remaining days of the transfer window.It has been reported by Football Italia that Ljajic, who joined Roma in 2013 after a successful three-year stint at Fiorentina, wants to remain in Serie A and would have to be persuaded to move to England.Despite having two years left to run on his Roma deal the schemer, who in the past has been linked to Manchester United, is still wanted by Rudi Garcia at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma midfielder Adem Ljajic
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel produced a superb save while playing for his country this weekend. The Denmark goalkeeper showed glimpses of Schmeichel senior’s playing days when he dived across goal to get a hand to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s free-kick in a Euro 2016 qualifying play off in Stockholm. The Paris Saint-Germain forward, voted as his country’s footballer of the year for the past nine years, drove a 19-yard set piece that was rising across goal and into the top corner. Ibrahimovic did bag a customary goal later in Saturday’s match, scoring a penalty, while also having another effort disallowed, leaving Sweden with a narrow 2-1 advantage going into the return leg in Copenhagen. See below! Ibrahimovic was denied a brilliant goal thanks to a world class save by Schmeichel 1
Reports – Liverpool set to recall goalkeeper Danny Ward from Aberdeen 1 Liverpool are going to recall goalkeeper Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen, according to reports. The 22-year-old played for the SPL side in Saturday’s 1-0 Scottish FA Cup defeat against Hearts. It was his 29th appearance for the club this season and 12 of those have been clean sheets. He was set to stay at Pittodrie for the season, but the Reds have chosen to end his time in Scotland, which has been largely successful as he has become a fans’ favourite. Ward spent a month last season on loan at Morecambe.Liverpool have not had a great season in the goalkeeping department, with both Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan coming under scrutiny, the latter most recently in the FA Cup draw with Exeter.
Arsenal and Liverpool target Riechedly Bazoer has dismissed claims he is about leave Ajax.The 19-year-old is tipped as a future star of European football and has been scouted extensively this season.Arsenal and Liverpool want the central midfielder, as do Spanish giants Barcelona.However, the Dutchman has now insisted he is happy at Ajax and he will not be leaving anytime soon.When asked whether Ajax should be worried about his future, Bazoer told the club’s website: “No they don’t need to be.“A big offer from such a big club won’t throw me off my balance.“I am having a good time at Ajax. It’s going very well and I am playing every week. In addition, I can further develop at Ajax.“When my brother, who also looks after my business, was informed of Napoli’s interest, I said that I like them, but I want to stay here.“This is currently the best club for me and I want to be a champion with Ajax.” Riechedly Bazoer 1
Sergio Busquets has fuelled talk of a move to Manchester City by revealing only his wife or Pep Guardiola could persuade him to leave Barcelona.The midfielder has spent his whole career at the Camp Nou and his current contract with the Spanish giants runs until June 2019.However, Guardiola’s impending move to Manchester City has sparked rumours that Busquets could follow the 45-year-old to the Etihad.It was Guardiola who first integrated the Spain international into the Barcelona team back in 2008 and the 27-year-old admits that could sway him.“I have always said there are just two people who could make me change my decision to stay at Barcelona,” Busquets told ESPN.“One of those two people is my wife. And she is happy here right now, so I don’t think there will be any issues on a personal level.“On a sporting level, that other person is Guardiola. It’s clear that I owe Pep a lot and I would be honoured to work with him again.”However, Busquets also explained he was not anticipating any approach from his former manager, explaining he feels Guardiola knows it is best for club and player to remain together.“I want to become one of the players with the most games for Barcelona,” he revealed. 1 Sergio Busquets played under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe widely used process has helped scientists use mice to study heart disease, diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis and other diseases. The prize is shared by Mario R. Capecchi, 70, of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City; Oliver Smithies, 82, a native of Britain now at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; and Sir Martin J. Evans, 66, of Cardiff University in Wales. The Nobel is a particularly striking achievement for Capecchi. A native of Italy, he was separated from his mother at age 4 when she was taken to the Dachau concentration camp as a political prisoner during World War II. For four years, Capecchi lived on the street or in orphanages, “and most of the time hungry,” he recalled in a University of Utah publication in 1997. Malnutrition sent him to a hospital where his mother found him on his 9th birthday. Within two weeks they left for the United States, where he went to school for the first time, starting in third grade despite not knowing English. The three scientists were honored for a technique called gene targeting, which lets scientists deactivate or modify particular genes in mice. That in turn lets them study how those genes affect health and disease. HONORS: The prize in medicine goes to three scientists from the U.S. and Great Britain. By Karl Ritter and Matt Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Two American scientists and a Briton won the 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for groundbreaking discoveries that led to a powerful technique for manipulating mouse genes. To use this technique, researchers introduce a genetic change into mouse embryonic stem cells. These cells are then injected into mouse embryos. The mice born from these embryos are bred with others to produce offspring with altered genes. The first mice with genes manipulated in this way were announced in 1989. More than 10,000 different genes in mice have been studied with the technique. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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1 Is Giroud on his way out of the Emirates? Arsenal might be in the market for a new striker this summer, but the club’s latest transfer rumour has divided fans.The Gunners, according to reports from Italy, are prepared to offer €50m plus Olivier Giroud to seal a deal for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain – a move which the former’s agent has suggested could be considered.Higuain scored a record 36 goals in Serie A last season, cementing his status as one of Europe’s leading centre forwards.But Gunners fans are asking themselves, is the 29-year-old really worth such a fee and Giroud?Read what a section had to say below…
“It’s a privilege (to be on this team) and to play (with Kristin),” Palmera said. “We worked hard and we deserved everything we got.” In a year when three Valencia teams reached division finals, the appearance by the girls’ tennis team was perhaps the greatest accomplishment, with Anderson and Palmera at the forefront of the history-making season by winning 13 of 15 sets in the playoffs. “(Kristin and Monique) were one of the main reasons we did so well,” Cassie Strange said. “Without them, we would’ve never made it as far in the playoffs.” Following their last set against Brentwood in the championship match, Anderson and Palmera engaged in a long embrace, knowing it would be the last time they graced the court together. Although Anderson’s appearance at the Claremont Club was her last as a competitive tennis player, Palmera still has a year left to create new memories with a new partner. Both players know it’ll be hard to top what they acheieved this season. “I take a lot of satisfaction in what we accomplished,” Anderson said. “I don’t think my disappointment had anything to do with us losing (in the final). It was more about knowing that was the last time I would play, especially with Monique.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Many high school tennis players make a name for themselves by being fixtures on the United States Tennis Association junior tournament circuit. Valencia High had the luxury of boasting two such individuals in their lineup for the past three years in twin sisters Alexa and Cassie Strange. Others reach an elite level by developing skills on their school’s courts, devoting hours to training and practicing with their teammates with the hopes of becoming a champion. For Kristin Anderson and Monique Palmera, their hard work translated into one of the best seasons by a tandem in Foothill League history, securing their status as All-Area first-team selections and the top doubles team in the Santa Clarita Valley. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I think (our results) are going to be really influential, especially for our JV players who are coming up through the program,” said Anderson, a senior and three-year varsity player. “We were able to accomplish something really special and I hope it keeps going on that way.” Anderson and Palmera, a junior, accumulated more set victories than any singles athlete or doubles team in the area, winning 78 out of 86, including a 38-0 record against league opponents. They capped their perfect run through league with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over teammates Carissa Eisler and Alessandra Horii in the final, and became one of only four area teams to reach at least the third round of the Southern Section doubles tournament. Not bad for two individuals who stood on opposite sides of the net at last year’s league tournament taking their best shots at one another in the third-place doubles match. Anderson and Palmera complemented a consistent baseline attack with one of the area’s top net games, helping Valencia to a program-best 21-3 record and the school’s first trip to the Div. III final, in which the Vikings lost 10-8.
Fans of Sage Restaurant have had disappointing news today as the Letterkenny restaurant announced the kitchen has closed for the final time. The restaurant on Port Road was reopened under new management in April but, despite introducing a new menu and extended opening times, the business has struggled to survive through the summer.Restaurant Sage has been a popular destination for many years for theatre-goers and customers seeking good local food. Sadly, the team have issued a notice on Facebook to say the time has come to close its doors.Restaurant SageThe announcement said: “It is with regret and sadness we announce that Restaurant Sage has closed.“We were hopeful that, following an extensive refurbishment programme last year and the appointment of a new management team earlier this year, we could sustain the business but now feel, in current trading conditions, this is not going to happen within an economically viable timeline.“We take this opportunity to thank our hardworking and dedicated staff, suppliers and, of course, our loyal customers who have all supported us over the past 5 years.” Customers who have vouchers for Sage are asked to contact the restaurant.End of an era as Letterkenny restaurant announces closure was last modified: August 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyRestaurant sage