Braithwaite will wear the number ’19’, which Boateng already wore

first_imgMartin Braithwaite is already a Barcelona player, after paying the club the termination clause. One of the great unknowns of his first day, beyond formalities such as signing the contract or medical examination, is to know what will be the number with which you will face the biggest challenge of your sports career. Well, in social networks the player himself has confirmed that will carry the ’19’ on his back.Curiously, it will be the same number that Kevin-Prince Boateng wore on his short tour of Barcelona. The now Besiktas player arrived to reinforce the Blaugrana forward, in similar conditions to those that have led Braithwaite to wear the Barcelona shirt. Nevertheless, he barely had opportunities and said goodbye to the club with more grief than glory. Boateng played a total of four games and Barcelona did not do well with him on the pitch. In the League, he started the victory by the minimum against the Valladolid, in the zero draw against the Huesca and in defeat against Celta Vigo. There was not a single game as revulsive and it was a usual discard of Ernesto Valverde. In Copa del Rey, he started in the defeat against Sevilla in the quarterfinals. Now, Braithwaite arrives with the intention of winning the position for the injuries of Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé and, for that challenge, he has chosen to wear the dorsal he has left free Carles Aleñá on his way out to Betis. At the moment, it seems that part with more options than he had in his day Boateng Y his scoring figures in the Leganés are remarkable. The Ghana international left without scoring a single goal …Bearers of the ’19’ of Barcelona-1996-98: Pizzi.-1998-99: Kluivert.-1999-2003: Dani García.-2004-05: Fernando Navarro.-2006-08: Messi.-2009-12: Maxwell.-2012-13: Martín Montoya.-2013-14: Afellay.-2015-16: Sandro Ramírez.-2016-18: Lucas Digne.-2018-19: Munir El Haddadi.-2018-19: Boateng.-2019-20: Aleñá.last_img read more

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LEICESTER VS SWANSEA

first_imgLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, MORGAN, HUTH, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,OKAZAKI,ULLOAPALOSCHI,MONTERO, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,FER, CORK,TAYLOR, WILLIAMS, FERNANDEZ, RANGEL,FABIANSKISWANSEA (4-2-3-1)Leicester City face another huge test of their character, not to mention their title aspirations, when they entertain Swansea at home on Sunday. Last Monday, closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur cut the gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League to just five points – it has been as wide as 10 in recent days – and a Leicester defeat could prove damaging.Spurs are at home to West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, more than 24 hours after Leicester play. If the Foxes lost, Spurs would have the chance to reduce the deficit to just two points with three games left.However, Leicester, held to a controversial 2-2 draw by West Ham United last weekend, should remain confident – even if they will be without England striker Jamie Vardy, sent-off in the Hammers game.Leicester are unbeaten in their last eight games, winning six and taking 20 points from a possible 24. They have lost at the King Power Stadium just once in the league – the fewest home losses in the Premier League.And when they met Swansea in South Wales in December, Leicester won 3-0 with a Riyad Mahrez hat-trick. And their home record against the Welshmen is impressive; they are unbeaten in nine clashes since they last lost this fixture – in October 1950. They have also beaten Swansea in their last four home games, scoring 10 goals and conceding four.As well as the absent Vardy, Leicester cannot use Nathan Dier, on loan from Swansea, who have a clean bill of health.last_img read more

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2 homeless as fire destroys Corentyne buildings

first_imgFire of unknown origin on Wednesday evening destroyed three buildings in Number 70 Village, Upper Corentyne East Berbice, leaving two persons homeless as a consequence.The fire reportedly started at about 20:00h on Wednesday in the distribution warehouse belonging to the Ramish Supermarket, before spreading to the Silver Valley Liquor Restaurant, Parlour and Beer Garden next door, prior to demolishing a dwelling house.This newspaper was told that smoke was first seen emanating from the RamishResidents look on helplessly as fire engulf the three buildingsbond, and residents attempted to fight the fire by forming themselves into a bucket brigade, but this proved futile, because Ramish Khemraj, the owner of Ramish Supermarket, was on a business trip to neighbouring Suriname, and villagers say breaking into the building seemed almost impossible because of its security features.According to the 50-year-old Ramish Khemraj, before he left on Wednesday morning on a business trip, he had turned off all of the lights in his establishment, but a freezer was left working.Khemraj Ramghan, operator of the liquor restaurant – situated at Lot 27 Number 70 Village — said there was the smell of something burning, and he went outside to investigate.“When I go outside I see the smoke coming from the bond, and we sent and call the fire ambulance,” he explained. At the time there were several customers at the liquor restaurant.Ramish Khemraj’s brother, Khelaree Roopnarine, said that when he arrived from Crabwood Creek further up the Corentyne, there was nothing that could have been done to save the buildings. “All two builds were on fire, they couldn’t do anything; and they did not have water. They had to go till up the road and get water from the drain and run the hose till back here. While they doing that, the small house at the back start to catch (afire), but nobody could go to it because these two buildings had big fire,” he explained.Ramish Khemraj estimates his losses in excess of $100 million. He said there were four containers with biodegradable food boxes and drinking straws in the warehouse, and the building was also stocked with thousands of bales of pot scrubbers. He said the stocks, which were all damaged, are estimated at $60 million. The bond was 34 feet by 120 feet in dimension, and Khemraj said it was fully stocked at the time.With tears rolling down his cheeks, Khemraj disclosed on Thursday morning that he also had $4 million cash in the building, and he had gone to see if it was still there, but was disappointed, since everything was burnt.The Silver Valley Liquor Restaurant was totally destroyed. Damages are estimated at $40 million.last_img read more

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Sob story latest chapter in Smith saga

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – From the state that brought you the hanging chad, now comes the crying judge. Some members of the bar and other court-watchers are cringing over the way Judge Larry Seidlin wept – no, sobbed – on live, national TV as he announced a ruling Thursday in the dispute over where Anna Nicole Smith should be buried. Some are accusing the brash former New York cab driver of showboating for the cameras, or worse, auditioning for his own courtroom TV show, with his one-liners, his personal asides, and his smart-alecky Bronx delivery during the six-day hearing. They say that he let the hearing drag on way too long, that he made inappropriate jokes for a dispute over a body, that he acted as if it were all about him. “He’s like Judge Judy’s wacky little brother,” legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin quipped on CNN. The New York Post called him a “Weepy Wacko,” while the New York Daily News asked, “How Low Can This Judge Go?” and referred to him as “Blubbering Seidlin.” One of Miami’s most celebrated defense attorneys, Roy Black, said of the circus-like scene in Seidlin’s courtroom: “I sort of think it gives circuses a bad name.” Black said he was torn between being entertained as a spectator and being horrified as a legal professional. “I thought he was one of the most entertaining things I had ever seen. He could be a TV judge. He could be a stand-up comic. However, I think he makes a horrible judge,” Black said. “He doesn’t follow any of the rules or procedures.” In court, the 56-year-old Seidlin talked about his wife and divulged the minutiae of his days, mentioning his morning swim and the tuna sandwich he was having when assigned the case. He called Dr. Joshua Perper, the medical examiner, “Dr. Pepper.” Lawyers became known by their home states of “Texas” or “California.” The hearing often became a free-for-all, with the various parties talking at the same time. On the last day of the hearing, Seidlin cut witnesses off altogether. From the bench, he freely aired his thoughts, including “I feel for you, Mama” to Smith’s mother. And just when everyone was ready for testimony to spill into one final day, he issued his ruling. In the end, though, Black said he agreed with Seidlin’s tearful ruling that custody of Smith’s body go to the court-appointed lawyer representing her 5-month-old baby, Dannielynn, and he said he thought the judge’s emotions were genuine. “I believe that he sincerely tried to do the right thing,” he said. “But while the end result is correct, it made a mockery of the system of justice.” The baby’s lawyer ultimately decided to have Smith buried in the Bahamas, which was what Seidlin had fervently wished for from the bench. That decision represented a defeat for Smith’s mother, Virgie Arthur, who wanted to bury the starlet in her native Texas. One of Arthur’s attorneys, John O’Quinn, said of the judge: “The entire nation was watching him and so he wanted to do the most bizarre thing he could.” John Thompson, a Coral Gables lawyer, agreed that Seidlin made a mockery of the judicial process. “If this is how a Circuit Court judge is supposed to act,” he said, “then the Florida Supreme Court should issue an order directing that henceforth sitting judges can wear not just robes but rather opt for the clownish outfit of a carnival barker.” Seidlin declined to comment Friday, saying it wouldn’t be appropriate. His only hope might be that the whole thing will eventually go away. “You’re all done with me,” he said as he prepared to make his ruling Thursday. “I’m not going to talk about this case ever again.” At one point earlier this week, Seidlin rejected some of the characterizations of his courtroom: “There’s no circus here, my friend.” Seidlin does have his admirers, too, including the attorneys for Larry Birkhead, who claims to be the father of Smith’s baby. “Sometimes lightening up a little helps everyone relax,” said one, Susan Brown.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Oregon has final say, 81-57

first_imgUSC came out flat and played its worst game of the season Saturday, losing 81-57 to No. 16 Oregon in the tournament final at Staples Center. “We were too hyped,” Nick Young said. “We were too serious before the game. It’s not something we usually do. We are always joking around. But everybody took this game a little too seriously. That kind of got to us. It got in our heads.” The Trojans (23-11) are expected to make the NCAA tournament, and will watch the selection show on television today at Galen Center. They won’t go in with the momentum or the seeding a victory and tournament title would have brought. “If they watched today, we might be a 16,” coach Tim Floyd said. LOS ANGELES – A Pacific-10 Conference tournament championship banner would have made a nice addition to Galen Center. The rafters at the new arena are rather barren, accentuated only by the two retired jerseys USC added in the past two months. The Trojans have fought all season to prove they are a program on the rise, and they wanted something to show for all that hard work. They wanted a banner. They wanted rings. They wanted them a little too much. center_img USC, which beat Oregon in two regular-season meetings, got the jump on the Ducks again with an early 7-2 lead. But the game turned ugly from there as Oregon (26-7) went on a 19-2 run led by seven points from Aaron Brooks. Young, USC’s top scorer with a 17.6-point average entering the game, didn’t make a basket until hitting a 3-pointer with 4:13 left in the first half and the Trojans already down by 15. Dating back to Friday’s game against Washington State, he went 40 minutes and 56 seconds without scoring a point. “He’s tough to guard,” Oregon’s Bryce Taylor said of Young. “But I just try to be physical, get in his head a little. I kind of know when he’s going to get his shot. He starts running much harder.” If USC had any hopes of coming back from the 13-point halftime deficit, they were squelched early by Taylor, who scored the first eight points of the second half to help the Ducks open a 45-24 lead. The Trojans’ deficit swelled to 37 after a 31-9 Ducks run concluded with back-to-back 3-pointers by Taylor. Taylor finished with 32 points, making all 11 of his shots – including seven 3-pointers. “That’s part of his game,” said Young, who knows Taylor from his high school days at Cleveland of Reseda. “He’s a streaky shooter. When’s he’s in a zone, he’s on. Tonight was just one of those nights for him.” Gabe Pruitt, who scored a season-high 26 points Friday night, cooled off against Oregon. After hitting a 3-pointer to open the game, he made just one of his next 11 shots and finished with six points. “We just didn’t come to play,” Pruitt said. “We came to play the first two times (versus Oregon). Tonight, we didn’t. It’s tough. It came at the wrong time, in a championship game.” The Trojans accomplished what they set out to this week, strengthening their position for the NCAA tournament by winning two games. But getting so close to a title – and their first Pac-10 banner – only to get blown out erased the positives. “It would have been better if we lost to Washington State and saved ourselves this embarrassment,” Young said. “It was just one of those days.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a BLEEP idiot’ Noel Gallagher on PSG striker

first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Noel Gallagher 1 Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has criticised Zlatan Ibrahimovic, comparing the Swedish footballer to his brother Liam.The Paris Saint-Germain forward, just like the rock star, has courted controversy all through his career at a number of clubs including Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and Inter Milan.Training ground fights, fall outs with management and crass statements on his abilites have rivalled his undoubted skills for headlines.And Gallagher, a huge Manchester City fan and himself no stranger to the wilder-side of life, has slammed the 33-year-old.When asked about Ibramhimovic, he said: “This guy is a f**king idiot. I do not like him, he is full of crap.“He is like my brother, he talks a lot but can’t back it up. Cool tattoos and a big mouth,” he told Swedish newspaper Afton Bladet.last_img read more

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Lawndale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Santa Claus will be visiting Lawndale: for 10 nights starting Monday and ending on Friday, Dec. 14. Santa Claus will be resting on Saturdays and Sundays, but will make his way through the “Heart of the South Bay” on weeknights during the two-week period. For a complete schedule of when Santa will be visiting your neighborhood, see below or visit lawndalecity.org for Santa’s full Lawndale schedule. Route 1 – Monday:: Leuzinger High School driveway on Larch Ave., Leuzinger driveway on Avis Avenue.; 14817 and 15001 Avis Ave.; 15002 and 14710 Osage Ave.; 14711 and 15009 Eastwood Ave.; 14920 and 14806 Freeman Ave.; 14805 and 14921 Larch Ave.Route 2 – Dec. 4: Saylor Avenue & Manhattan Beach Boulevard; 15710 Freeman; 4219 W. 156th St.; 15701 Larch Ave.; 15636 Sombra Ave.; 15217 Larch Ave.; 15316 Freeman Ave.; 15203 and 15311 Eastwood Ave.Route 3 – Dec. 5: 15336 and 15130 Osage Ave.; 15219 and 15327 Avis Ave.; 4304 and 4136 W. 159th St.; 4024 W. 159th St.; 4035, 4149 and 4301 W. 160th St.; 4228, 4152,and 4040 W. 161st St.Route 4 – Dec. 6: 4031 and 4121 W. 162nd St.; 4138 and 4028 W 163rd St.; 4033 and 4123 W. 164th St.; 4110 and 4030 W. 165th St.; 4041 W. 166th St., 4032 W. 167th St. and 4025 W. 168th St.Route 5 – Dec. 7: 4330 W. 163rd St.; 4305 W. 164th St.; 4230 W. 165th St.; 4301 W. 166th St.; 4332 and 4166 W. 167th St.; 4137 and 4311 W. 168th St.; 4304 and 4166 W. 169th St.; 4121 W. 170th St.; 4319 W. 171st St.; 4316 W. 170th St. (alley) Route 6 – Dec. 10: 4565 W. 163rd St.; 4548 W. 164th St.; 4517 W 165th St.; 4548 W. 166th St.; 4521 W. 167th St.; Green school on 168th Street; 4531 W. 170th St.; 4558 W 171st St.; Green School baseball field on Firmona. Route 7 – Dec. 11: 4537 W. 172nd St.; 4572 and 4729 W. 173rd St.; 4728 W. 172nd St.; 4725 W. 171st St.; 4718 W. 170th St.; 4725 W. 169th St.; 4720 W. 168th St.; 4751 W. 167th St.; 4720 W. 166th St.; 4757 W. 165th St.; 4744 W. 164th St.; 4721 W. 163rd St.Route 8 – Dec. 12: 4509, 4611, and 4733 W. 162nd St.; 4722 and 4562 W. 161st St.; 4535 and 4717 W. 160th St.; 4732 and 4612 W. 159th St.Route 9 – Dec. 13: 15311 and 15629 Grevillea Ave.; 15626 and 15420 Mansel Ave.; Adams School on 153rd Place; 15409 Firmona Ave.; 4507 W 156th St.; 15336, 15224, and 15118 Condon Ave.Route 10 – Dec. 14: 14507, 14807, and 14927 Burin Ave.; 14806 and 14500 Grevillea Ave.; 14509, 14801, and 15009 Mansel Ave.; 15002, 14806, and 14510 Kingsdale Ave.; 14509 and 14717 Firmona Ave.; 14916 and 14808 Condon Ave.last_img read more

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Crystal Palace flop linked with Turkish giants Fenerbahce

first_img targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The Turkish club want to bring in the left-back on loan for the rest of the season and they have made contact with Palace.Fenerbahce’s sporting director, Damien Comolli, is prepared to fly into London for talks in the hope an agreement can be found. Latest Transfer News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST IN DEMAND 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The Dutchman is, as a result, weighing up his options and Palace could well let him go when the winter transfer window opens.And, according to Turkish newspaper Takvim, Fenerbahce are looking into a deal for Riedewald. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on targets RANKED REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Fenerbahce have opened talks with Crystal Palace over a January deal for Jairo Riedewald.The 22-year-old has made just three appearances for the Eagles this season and none of those have come in the Premier League. Jairo Riedewald has struggled to establish himself as a regular at Selhurst Park last_img read more

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CLEARED PRIEST – MY GOLFING BUDDIES GOT ME THROUGH MY TRIAL

first_imgThe Donegal priest charged with indecently assaulting a 14 year old girl said he couldn’t have got through his trial without his golfing buddies.Moville priest Fr Eugene Boland was charged with five counts of indecent assault against the girl between 1990 and 1992.However he was found not guilty of all charges at Derry Crown Court yesterday. Fr Boland, from Moville, told the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio how his golfing friends carried out a rota to support him during his eight day trial.“Everyone who knows me knows I love playing golf and I play every Tuesday.“So many people have supported me through this trial but I could not have got through it without my golfing friends.“I play golf with 12 priest friends and they took it upon themselves to form a rota so some of them could be there every day during the trial. “That was an immense source of support for me as was everyone else who helped me through this nightmare,” he said.Fr Boland, who has been a priest for 42 years, said he was “floating on air” when found not guilty of the charges.Speaking for the first time since being acquitted of the charges, Fr Boland said he never thought the case would ever come to court.“One never knows what type of allegation can be made. You are only a phonecall away from an allegation. When I heard what the allegation was I didn’t think it would go forward but other people thought otherwise.“Sadly some of my colleagues have committed horrendous crimes in the past against young people and they have shamed the whole church. Some have been tarred along with this by some because they have a collar,” he said. Despite being forced to stand down from his ministry during his ordeal, Fr Boland says he actually prayed for the young girl who brought the allegations against him.The assault claims were alleged to have taken place at the Parochial House of St Joseph’s in Galliagh, Derry where he was then based.Fr Boland said he found it very difficult having to pack a bag in case he was found guilty and remanded to go to jail.Of his accuser Fr Boland said “I said prayers for the person and I hold no revenge in my mind because that would only hold me down.” He also said he hoped two people who have been ordered to appear before the courts for cheering and clapping after the verdict was read out, will be dealt with sympathetically.“I thought his (Judge Stephen Fowler) reaction was a little excessive. He was very fair but I thought he might have let it go. I hope they get juts a wrap on the knuckles,” he said.EndsCLEARED PRIEST – MY GOLFING BUDDIES GOT ME THROUGH MY TRIAL was last modified: June 28th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Fr Eugene Bolandgolfinnocentlast_img read more

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Track & Field Heads North To SDSU Classic

first_imgStory Links Last weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, the Bulldogs recorded three top-10 all time performances. Senior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) shattered her personal best in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:50.33 to finish fourth. Cofer’s time is the ninth fastest in school history while junior Christina LeMunyon (Overland Park, Kan.) moved into third all-time in school history vaulting a career high 11-5.75. Sophomore Deonne Witherspoon (South Bend, Ind.) ran a personal best 6.76 in the 60 meters, the third-fastest in school history. For the men sophomore Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) and Kevin Kelly had a pair of eighth place finishes. Lechleitner recorded an 800-meter personal best time of 1:54.63 while Kelly made his Bulldog debut with a 8:32.65 3,000 meter performance. Drake also recorded 10 top-10 finishes against some of the top teams in the country including five new personal bests. Junior Meghan Kearney (Kansas City, Mo.) finished seventh in the 600 meters with a time of 1:38.62 while freshman Rachel Selva (Columbia, Mo.) ran a mile time of 5:16.82. Friday Heat Sheets Saturday Heat Sheets Following a strong performance last weekend, the Drake University track and field teams will travel to the SDSU Indoor Classic Feb. 9-10, hosted by South Dakota State.center_img Meet Schedule Following the SDSU Indoor Classic, the Bulldogs will travel to the Nebraska Tune-Up meet in Lincoln, Neb. on Feb. 16 as their final preparation for the MVC Indoor Championships. Print Friendly Version Competition is set to kick off Friday at 2 p.m. before resuming Saturday at 9 a.m. The meet will be the Bulldogs’ biggest of the indoor season with more than 40 teams and 1,400 student-athletes ready to compete at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. In addition to the hosts, SDSU, and Missouri Valley Conference rival UNI. The Bulldogs have a total of 54 entries in the field for the two-day event. Live Video (FloTrack) Live Results last_img read more

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