Press Association Swansea are set to sign Marvin Emnes on loan from Middlesbrough, Press Association Sport understands. The 25-year-old Dutchman had a one-month spell with the Swans three seasons ago, making himself a fans’ favourite by scoring the winner in a south Wales derby win over Cardiff. Swansea have tried to bring the striker back to the Liberty Stadium on several occasions since, and they look to have succeeded on his occasion with moves for Tom Ince, Anthony Pilkington and Nacer Chadli having failed to come to fruition. The deal will see Emnes, who has scored just once for Boro this term, make the move to south Wales until the end of the season.
Manchester United forward Memphis Depay has been involved in a spat with former Red Devils striker Robin van Persie during a Holland training session. “Then you talk about it. That’s what happened and then it’s over.” Blind, whose son is Depay’s United team-mate Daley Blind, also stressed the episode had had no role in his decision to leave Van Persie out of his starting XI for the Kazakhstan game. Van Persie – his country’s all-time top-scorer with 49 goals in what is now 100 caps following his late substitute appearance on Saturday – left United to join Fenerbahce in July, a month after Depay’s arrival at Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven. Press Association Following reports of a bust-up occurring between the pair prior to Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Kazakhstan, Dutch national team boss Danny Blind on Monday confirmed there had been an incident but was keen to play it down. Blind, quoted by www.telegraaf.nl, said: “There are sometimes situations in training where players think different.
Steve Massey, racing manager for the owners Supreme Horse Racing Club, said: ” I was excited to hear he has been given an entry in the Grade One three-mile novice chase at Leopardstown and there is also a Grade Two at Limerick on Boxing Day – a race Willie (Mullins) has won with Sir Des Champs and The Paparrazi Kid in recent years. “He is really a spring horse and we already have one eye on the big Festivals next year.” Another Supreme runner being primed for a return is talented mare Uranna, who is set to embark on a career over fences. The seven-year-old won a Listed hurdle race at Sandown back in February and was last seen being touched off by stable companion Whiteout at the Punchestown Festival. “She is in very good order and is a real natural over fences,” said Massey. “She opened her account over hurdles at Limerick last Christmas and the plan is to head back there for a mares’ beginners chase on December 29. “I’m really excited about seeing her tackle the larger obstacles.” Punchestown Festival winner Avant Tout is in line to make his return to action at either Leopardstown or Limerick over the Christmas period. The five-year-old was a surprise winner for Willie Mullins in County Kildare in April, but showed off his talent once more with an emphatic success on his chasing bow at Tramore a month later. Given a break since, Avant Tout is set for a step up in class this winter, with the newly-named Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown on December 29 among his options. Press Association
Florentin may also be headed to his native country, Guatemala, in order to avoid prosecution. Officials say he is known to cross the southern U.S. border.Anyone who sees Florentin is advised not to approach him due to his violent nature, but to call the nearest law enforcement agency.Those with information on his whereabouts are also asked to call Detective Mitter of the Coral Springs Police Department Special Victims Unit at (954) 346-1300. Authorities need your help to locate a 36-year-old man who is on the run after being accused of sexually assaulting a child in Coral Springs.They believe he could be hiding in Palm Beach County.Coral Springs Police charged Andres Tomas-Juan Florentin with four counts of sexual battery and one count of false imprisonment following his February 28 arrest. His bond amount was lowered, and he was placed on an ankle monitor pending trial.On June 12, Florentin cut off his ankle monitor and went disappeared. Police say he could be hiding in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade counties.Andres Florentin was arrested in CS for the sexual assault of a minor child on 2/28/19. On 6/12, he cut off his ankle monitor and absconded. He may be hiding in the tri-county area. If you have info, please call CSPD at (954) 346-1300. Learn more: https://t.co/MQgMR3gliW pic.twitter.com/pIxTGNb3Cs— Coral Springs Police (@CoralSpringsPD) June 27, 2019
BRISTOL, England (Reuters) – Moeen Ali hit the second fastest one-day international century in England’s history to set up a win over West Indies by 124 runs on Sunday.Victory gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the third of the five-match series after the second game was washed out last week.Chris GayleJoe Root with 84 and Ben Stokes (73) were the other main contributors to an imposing total of 369-9 off 50 overs. They shared a fourth-wicket stand of 132 as Root became the highest scorer in all formats in an English international season.Then Ali took over, reaching his century off 53 balls, the last of them being his eighth six. Only Jos Buttler, from 46 balls against Pakistan in 2015, has ever got there faster for England.Ali eventually holed out to long-off for 102 as West Indies’ labouring bowlers went for 123 in the final 10 overs.“The ground isn’t that big so it’s nice to play on it,” he told Sky Sports. “I just tried to slog it as much as I could.”Opener Chris Gayle led the response, at one stage hitting Ali for three consecutive sixes, but he never quite had sufficient support and was run out for 94 going for a quick single.Ali even took the final catch as the innings ended for 245 in the 40th over, Liam Plunkett finishing with 5-52.Mooen Ali reached a 53-ball century, his second fifty taking just 12 deliveries ©AFPChris Gayle kept popping sixes into the crowd before he was run out for 94.ENGLAND InningsJ. Bairstow c&b Holder 13A. Hales lbw b Cummins 36J. Root lbw b Cummins 84E. Morgan c S. Hope b Holder 0B. Stokes c Lewis b R. Powell 73J. Buttler b Cummins 2M. Ali c Holder b Nurse 102C. Woakes c R. Powell b Taylor 34L. Plunkett run out (Taylor) 9D. Willey not out 1A. Rashid not out 9Extras (lb-1 nb-2 w-3) 6Total (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 369Fall of wickets: 1-27 J. Bairstow,2-73 A. Hales,3-74 E. Morgan,4-206 B. Stokes,5-210 J. Buttler,6-217 J. Root,7-334 C. Woakes,8-354 M. Ali,9-358 L. PlunkettBowling: J. Taylor 10 – 1 – 75 – 1(nb-1 w-3),J. Holder 10 – 0 – 81 – 2(nb-1),M. Cummins 9 – 0 – 82 – 3,D. Bishoo 5 – 0 – 33 – 0,A. Nurse 8 – 0 – 59 – 1,R. Powell 8 – 0 – 38 – 1.WEST INDIES InningsC. Gayle run out (, Rashid) 94E. Lewis c Ali b Willey 13S. Hope c Buttler b Plunkett 20M. Samuels c Buttler b Plunkett 11J. Mohammed c Bairstow b Plunkett 38R. Powell c Woakes b Rashid 8J. Holder c Ali b Plunkett 34A. Nurse lbw b Rashid 1D. Bishoo c Morgan b Plunkett 12J. Taylor b Rashid 0M. Cummins not out 4Extras (lb-3 w-7) 10Total (all out, 39.1 overs) 245Fall of wickets: 1-15 E. Lewis,2-79 S. Hope,3-109 M. Samuels,4-176 C. Gayle,5-192 R. Powell,6-210 J. Mohammed,7-212 A. Nurse,8-241 D. Bishoo,9-241 J. Taylor,10-245 J. HolderBowling: C. Woakes 7 – 1 – 32 – 0(w-1),D. Willey 4 – 0 – 34 – 1(w-1),L. Plunkett 8.1 – 0 – 52 – 5(w-1),M. Ali 10 – 0 – 65 – 0(w-2),B. Stokes 4 – 0 – 25 – 0(w-2),A. Rashid 6 – 0 – 34 – 3.
The powerful striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for Nigeria and took part in four Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2010 World Cup.“The Yak… is 3rd best all time scorer of the senior national team. Thank you for the memories,” the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) tweeted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has retired from professional soccer on his 35th birthday.Yakubu, who played his club football at Portsmouth, Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, made 250 Premier League appearances and scored 96 goals in a career spanning 20 years. He also featured three times for fourth-tier side Coventry City this year before being released.“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Yakubu told Sky Sports yesterday.
View Gallery (2 Photos)INDIANAPOLIS — When it came to college, Gordon Hayward Sr. indoctrinated his son from Day One.He bought him sweatshirts, took him to football and basketball games and decorated both his kids’ rooms with a certain school’s colors: black and gold.As in, the black and gold of Purdue University.Hayward, Sr., and wife Jody were proud graduates of Purdue, but when it came time for their children to pick colleges, that black and gold turned to blue and white.As in, the blue and white of Butler University.“I told both my kids, ‘I’ll pay for you to go in-state and you can go wherever you want for four years…just don’t take more than four years,’” Hayward, Sr. joked.Both Gordon and twin sister Heather chose Butler, and both are student athletes. Heather plays tennis and Gordon opted for basketball.“It was obvious at Butler you were going to be a student athlete,” Hayward, Sr., said. “It was such a great fit for him because it’s unselfish team basketball, the way it should be played. Coach (Brad) Stevens and his staff were outstanding; they were everything that he was looking for.”There was no doubt in anybody’s mind Gordon Hayward was a gifted athlete. Growing up he played basketball, soccer, baseball and tennis. Like many Indiana kids, he was passionate about basketball and pretended to be Reggie Miller.Hayward played on the traveling team for basketball, the all-star team for baseball and was the No. 1 singles player in tennis at Brownsburg high school.But it wasn’t until his junior year that coaches viewed him as a potential Division I basketball player.When Hayward started high school, he was 6 feet tall. With both parents at 5-10, they assumed he would not grow taller. Hayward Sr. and his son focused on sharpening his skills as a guard, no matter what height he would reach.“I did tell him at the beginning, ‘You’re going to be a guard at some point, might as well be a guard now,’” Hayward Sr. said. “Second of all, what was I going to teach him? All I could really teach him was guard skills because I’m 5-10; I’m not a post player.”Hayward’s high school coach, Joshua Kendrick, remembers the first time they met. Six years ago, when Kendrick first arrived in Brownsburg, he had a meeting and open practice for returning players. Hayward’s talent was apparent.“There was this scrawny little kid who was about 5-10 and he weighed about 110 pounds and didn’t look like much,” Kendrick said. “But you could tell he had some skills; he could pass the ball well, he could shoot the ball well, he handled it well and just had a poise about him.”Yet, what really was memorable was Hayward’s email later that night.“Coach said anything that can help us out we can win sectional, and I was like, ‘We can win the state championship,”‘ Hayward said.“It was really a brash and bold statement for that young man to make,” Kendrick said.By his senior year, Hayward grew to 6-8 and led his Brownsburg team to the Class 4A Indiana high school boys basketball state championship.Down 39-38 to Marion with 2.1 seconds remaining, Kendrick had two options with Austin Fish inbounding the ball from the sideline: one was Hayward and the other was big man Julian Mavunga, who is currently at Miami (OH).“I told Austin to find one of those guys that are open, throw the ball to them, and they’ll get it done for us,” Kendrick said.And after a deflection, Hayward was the one that got it done.“I’ve heard Bob Knight say ‘Watch Gordon Hayward, he always pursues the basketball, he’s always around the basketball,’” Kendrick said. “Sure enough, two years ago Gordon continued to pursue it, and after it was deflected, picked it up and put the ball up on the rim and it went in.”As for his teammates, they didn’t want the ball to go to anyone else.“On the court he was the guy everyone was comfortable watching have the ball. Whether it was his ball handling skills, shooting skills, free-throw ability or calmness, everyone always had a relaxed state of mind when he was in control,” said Blake Hall, a friend and teammate of Hayward’s since the fourth grade.Now, in his sophomore year at Butler and in the Final Four, the 6-9 forward still has the same mentality he did in high school.Stevens says his school’s first NBA prospect is a “tough, tough guy” and is a team player. When asked about the NBA Hayward said, “Right now it’s just focusing on Butler basketball. I’ll leave that for after the season.”Whether the end of that season will include a national championship isn’t yet know. What is known is that Hayward will take the same approach into the weekend that he took at Brownsburg High School, that there’s no reason to dream if you’re not going to dream big.“I don’t think you should stop short of anything,” Hayward said. “Our whole goal was to win a national championship and someone’s got to be national champion, so why can’t it be us?”A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.
On a day when most people were inside trying to stay warm, the women golfers of the Big Ten were participating in the 37th annual Big Ten Championship.The tournament was held at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, and with a temperature of 45 degrees and winds up to 16 mph, conditions were far from ideal.“It was a very challenging day,” Wisconsin head coach Todd Oehrlein said. “The tough conditions made it difficult, but it boils down to character and mental toughness, the willingness to go out there and compete the whole round.”Coach Oehrlein has preached this all year to his team and today was a prime example of why. His players seemed to get the memo.“I don’t mind the bad weather for the most part, because I tend to concentrate on my game more,” UW junior Carly Werwie said. “You just have to make sure not to get frustrated too easily or else you’ll be in for a long day.”Of the 66 participants, Werwie finished tied for seventh with an eight over par. Her teammate, senior Molly Schemm, came into the tournament playing extremely well, finishing the previous two weekends as the top scorer for UW. Schemm ended the fourth round with a 76 and shot 14 over par for the entire tournament, good for 20th place.For the third year in a row, the nation’s eighth-ranked Purdue Boilermakers won the Big Ten Tournament as a team. The winning didn’t stop there, as freshman Boilermaker Laura Gonzalez took first in individuals with an eight under par. It was quite an accomplishment considering the expectations of her prior to the tournament. Without a tournament victory to her name at the collegiate level, not many people felt confident or even considered the idea of Gonzalez having a chance at winning the biggest tournament of the year. This didn’t seem to matter to Gonzalez though, who wasn’t focused on those around her.“I didn’t even realize exactly where I was on the leader board,” Gonzalez said. “I didn’t even want to know.”What made her accomplishment even more impressive was the fact that she shot the rounds low score of 69 on a day where everyone was struggling with the treacherous conditions. In fact, Gonzalez’s three under par was the only sub-par score of the round. In a situation where everyone else seemed to struggle in the bleak weather, Gonzalez shined, which she attributes to her hometown of La Hulpe, Belgium.“Being from Belgium, I’m used to the bad weather,” Gonzalez said.The last round did not go as smoothly for other golfers, including freshman and Madison-native Alyssa Elliot, who finished the tournament 21 over par. When everyone opens up the newspaper and glances at the results, some may chalk up Elliot’s weekend as a struggle, but look further. Until Sunday, Elliot was only nine over par with nine birdies in the first 54 holes.By finishing 48 over par as a team the Badgers placed fourth in the tournament. With this, UW is on the verge of a NCAA Tournament bid. Fans and players can’t help but get excited, but Oehrlein wants to take a more subtle approach.“Let’s just get in first,” he said.But tomorrow’s decision of whether UW will make the tournament will not determine success for the Badgers.“Just to play for Wisconsin is an honor in itself,” Schemm said. “I couldn’t be happier.”
SportsNation host Michelle Beadle sat down with Sports Editor Adam Holt for an exclusive interview during the show’s stop in Madison. Beadle was told by co-workers that Madison was the best Big Ten college town.[/media-credit]ESPN’s SportsNation, a show merging sports, pop culture and viewer interactivity, began a four-day tour of Big Ten campuses this week, kicking things off here in Madison. The show was broadcast live from the Terrace at Memorial Union yesterday afternoon. Herald Sports got to sit down with Jamie Horowitz, co-creator and coordinating producer of SportsNation, as well as co-host Michelle Beadle for a Q&A session before the show. Questions and responses have been edited for content and clarity.Badger Herald: How did the show start?Jamie Horowitz: I created the show with Kevin Wildes back in 2008. We pitched it to ESPN, they green-lit it and we moved to Connecticut. We always knew we wanted (co-host) Colin (Cowherd) to be the host, but we spent 10 months testing co-hosts before we found Michelle.BH: What was behind the Big Ten road trip?JH: We wanted to bring the show to the fans, since they’re such a big part of it. After we announced we were going to the Big Ten, we had all kinds of people getting angry, like “How are you not going to the SEC”?BH: Michelle, what had you heard about Madison?Michelle Beadle: I heard from a lot of guys back at work who had been here, that Madison was the best [Big Ten town]. I haven’t gotten to see as much of the city as I hoped, just kind of around this area (near the Union) and what’s that street? State Street? I’ve walked up that whole street. I really wanted to go on a run, but haven’t had time. They’ve kind of been driving us around everywhere, I’ve kind of gotten to see the area with the frats and sororities – they’re always real nice houses. I haven’t been to any of these cities before, here, Ann Arbor. I’m excited to go to Penn State, I think I have a cousin there or something. I’m determined to get a run in at Penn State.BH: How is co-hosting with Colin?MB: Colin is like my awkward older brother. He’s great. It’s been great though, it’s always better when you’re more comfortable with your co-anchor, co-host. When I’m gone, or have days off, or he has days off, the guest hosts are great, but it’s different. But Colin is great, because if you ask five different people, you’ll get five different opinions on him. I think the show lightened him up a bit, made him more likeable to people who had only heard him on the radio.BH: The show obviously relies a lot on viewer interaction. Is that the next evolution of television shows like this?JH: SportsNation, we’re just at the beginning of our journey – we’ve only been on the air 15 months. We grow as the fans grow; as more people come to the party, the more we learn about what we can do. Michelle and Colin have really evolved in the first year as well, in terms of their role on the show. Michelle, when we started the show, she wasn’t on Twitter. Now she has 100,000 followers. She’s on it every day, trying to find different angles and new ideas. It’s a real challenge, being part of the sports landscape – every day, all across the country, we’re having lots of the same conversations; should Michael Vick start or not start? It’s a real challenge to find a way to cut through and try to do something different, have a unique take.MB: Definitely, the interactivity is a big part, the next step. I was against Twitter before joining the show, but [I love it now]. We were at the bar the other night, I was getting updates from writers before I saw it [on T.V.]. It can kind of go too far sometimes, maybe – you have athletes tweeting about injuries as soon as they’re in the locker room.BH: What do you think about the Ines Sainz situation with the Jets? Is that an example of some of the challenges that exist as a woman in sports media?MB: I had no opinion on it. She wasn’t mad about it, so I didn’t care. It’s weird that I don’t have an opinion on it because I have an opinion on everything (laughs). Does she dress in a way that’s considered professional? No. But the Jets, they’re professionals, they shouldn’t have been acting like fourth-graders. I’ve been in – not NFL locker rooms – but NBA locker rooms and it’s the same. I could walk in wearing this [tablecloth] and a pair of shoes and I’d get comments. Boys will be boys.BH: What are you looking forward to with the show being in front of a live college audience on campus?MB: It’s the fun, the spontaneity. I hope Colin gets booed. And there’s always the one guy who yells something when it’s silent – I hope that happens. I hope it’s great, it should be. I hope they boo Colin – if you come, try and boo him.
Published on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Syracuse assistant coach Rob Murphy is under strong consideration for the vacant head coaching position at Eastern Michigan. EMU will give an official announcement on the head coaching situation Thursday, said athletic department spokesman Jeremy Allen.Pete Moore, Syracuse’s director of athletic communications, said he talked to Eastern Michigan about Murphy on Tuesday. He said the school told him its decision had not been finalized, but that it has completed interviews and that Murphy is a candidate.On Tuesday afternoon, FoxSports.com reported Murphy accepted the position. Phone calls to Murphy seeking comment Tuesday were not returned.Allen said Murphy is a top candidate for the position. He added that an official decision on Eastern Michigan’s next head coach had yet to be finalized, even though an announcement will come Thursday.The news comes two weeks after Murphy removed his name from consideration for an opening at Kent State, where he had been an assistant for two years prior to his seven-year stint at Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEastern Michigan is located about 35 miles from Murphy’s native Detroit, where he already has strong basketball roots. He helped coach Detroit Central High School to a Class A state title in 1998 and Crockett Technical to the Class B state title in 2001.The Eastern Michigan job would give Murphy his first head coaching opportunity in the college ranks. He will look to turn things around at a slumping program. The Eagles finished with a record of 9-22 this past season. They also lose their leading scorer, Brandon Bowdry.Murphy was hired at Syracuse in 2004 after assistant coach Troy Weaver left SU for a position with the NBA’s Utah Jazz.He became known as a prolific recruiter who helped the Orange develop some of its top young players over the past seven years, including Hakim Warrick, Terrence Roberts and Wes Johnson. At the NCAA Tournament in Cleveland, SU forward C.J. Fair said Murphy was instrumental in his growth in his freshman season.Murphy was also known for penning the Orange’s popular 2009-10 season theme song, ‘Shut It Down.’email@example.com@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+