Barcelona says Neymar wants to leave club amid PSG rumors

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ #MambaThick: Kobe posts ‘dad-bod’ pic, deletes it soon after LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets His transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013 became the source of a legal dispute that has dogged Barcelona even since. Barcelona said at the time that his transfer cost 57 million euros, while an investigative judge says that the real cost was at least 83.3 million euros.Now Bartomeu and predecessor Sandro Rosell, who resigned as president of the club amid the transfer scandal, are facing trial on charges of fraudulent administration.Neymar has also mixed his flair for fancy goals with bouts of immaturity on the field, often needlessly taunting defenders and trying to upstage them with his dribbling skills.But nobody doubts Neymar is one of the greatest talents of his generation.PSG saw it first-hand in last season’s Champions League. In his most memorable performance at Camp Nou, Neymar scored two goals and set up two more to lead Barcelona to a 6-1 rout to overturn PSG’s 4-0 first-leg win in the last 16.Unless PSG gets last-second jitters, Neymar will take over a team that is searching for a leader who can achieve elusive Champions League success.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur FC Barcelona’s Neymar arrives at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Neymar has arrived at Barcelona’s training grounds amid widespread rumors that the Brazil striker could make a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)SANT JOAN DESPI, Spain — Neymar has told Barcelona that he plans to leave the club, with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain seemingly imminent.The club said Wednesday that the Brazil striker told his teammates “that he had the intention of leaving the club and seeking his future elsewhere, and the coach has given him permission to leave training.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last year, Neymar signed a new contract with Barcelona that tied him to the Catalan club through 2021.Both Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu and Spanish league president Javier Tebas have said they will consider filing a complaint to UEFA if they think the PSG transfer violates financial fair play rules.With his lightning-quick feet, creative instincts and scoring touch, Neymar helped maintain Barcelona as one of the top clubs in Europe for the past four seasons as he blossomed into a worldwide star.He teamed up with Lionel Messi and Luis Saurez to make an almost unstoppable attack. Neymar scored 105 goals — some of them true gems — and was a key playmaker for Barcelona as it won a Champions League, two Spanish leagues, three Copa del Reys, one Club World Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and two Spanish Super Cups.Yet, even before this drawn-out saga, Neymar also provided more than one headache for his club.ADVERTISEMENT PSG is rumored to be ready to pay his release clause of 222 million euros ($262 million). That would dwarf the 105 million euros (then $116 million) that Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba last year.Barcelona said Neymar did not specify where he wants to play next, but the only club speculated to be after him — and one of few which could handle the cost of the transfer — is the Qatari-owned PSG.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PSG did not answer messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.Barcelona said Neymar left the training ground 30 minutes after arriving on Wednesday. He had arrived to Spain on Tuesday night after holding publicity events for both his personal brand and Barcelona in China. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Claudio Ranieri keen to keep in-form attacking duo for the long term

first_imgLeicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has told Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez they will not be leaving in January.The pair have been in stunning form this season and have smashed 26 Premier League goals between them.It has led to the duo being linked with big moves in January as clubs eye up their services.However, when Ranieri was asked if he had told Mahrez and Vardy they would be staying in January, Ranieri said:“Yes.“I don’t consider also [selling] them in the summer because in my mind the first thing I want is to keep them here.” 1 Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez last_img read more

Ben Klick, April 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have some pretty nice weather today here. I am getting a little ground work done, dad is getting the planter ready and we’re going to start planting corn today. A neighbor started planting yesterday on their sand and gravel ground. That is where we are starting today because it is a little dryer. Wednesday night into Thursday we got close to an inch and a half of rain and that set us back over the weekend. Our heavier dirt is around home. We have a neighbor on the east side of the county that started planting last week before the rain.We are getting the last barn of pack manure cleaned out today. We have a little more chicken manure to spread and when that is done we’ll have a lot to clean out and then we’ll focus on field work and hopefully stay out of the barns for a while.A couple of guys got some oats planted and the corn planters are all coming out of the barns this week around here. Last year we started on April 25 and we generally like to get in the fields to get some corn in around the 20th of April, especially the longer season hybrids we are going to chop for silage. We will try to get a decent amount of corn out then get some beans planted the end of the week, depending on what rain we get this week.Last week before the rain we got all of our corn stalks sprayed. We have that seven-day window with 2,4-D to wait on the beans.Pastures are looking nice with good growth and good grass. Hay is looking nice. A couple of guys are out mowing some rye to wet wrap. We’re looking to get a jump on the corn and get some new spring calves out on pastures.I hope everyone has a safe and productive spring. I hope the good Lord holds the rains off for at least a little while but doesn’t shut it off for good. We had a little light frost and it was a rude awakening when you walked out of the house in the morning this weekend.Grandpa told me that if you see lightening in February you get a frost on the same day in May. I hope that he’s not right about that because we had a thunderstorm in late February.last_img read more

Action only against illegal abattoirs, officials shouldn’t be overenthusiastic: U.P. govt

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cleared the confusion over its action against slaughter houses in the State, saying it was acting only against illegal abattoirs.“We are acting only against illegal abattoirs. Licenced slaughter houses are requested to stick to the norms,” Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh told reporters here.“The licenced slaughter houses should comply with the norms mentioned in the licence and need not fear,” he said. “No orders have been issued to take any action against any shop selling chicken, fish or eggs. They need not fear,” he clarified.Mr. Singh directed the officials that they should neither act in overenthusiasm nor overstep their jurisdiction.Citing an instance, he said, “One of the norms mentioned in the licence is installation of CCTV cameras on the premises of the slaughter house. If this norm is not complied with, then instead of ordering the closure of the slaughter house, a notice may be issued to its owner, and he be instructed to take necessary remedial steps within a specific timeframe.”Noting that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had insisted on closure of illegal slaughter houses, he said, “iN 2015, the NGT observed that illegal slaughter houses are a concern for the environment, while insisting on their closure. However, the previous government did not do anything to ensure their closure.”Meat sellers across the State on Monday went on a strike against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.last_img read more

Asian Cup: Son Heung-min helps South Korea beat China 2-0

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China’s goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.Son won the penalty in the 12th minute, his fleet footwork proving too much for Shi Ke to keep up with as the Chinese defender tripped him. Hwang Ui-jo took the penalty, shooting hard into the lower-left corner just past goalkeeper Yan Junling’s outstretched hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSouth Korea scored again in the 51st when Son’s corner was headed in by Kim Min-jae. It was the defender’s second goal in as many games.Son is playing in his third international tournament in less than a year. After playing at the World Cup, Son missed the first part of the English season while playing for South Korea at the Asian Games. He led the team to the title, securing exemption from military service. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea’s forward Son Heung-Min runs with the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match between South Korea and China at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team’s second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Son could be away for up to five of Tottenham’s matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final on Feb. 1.Kyrgyzstan beat the Philippines 3-1 to finish third in Group C, getting a hat trick from Vitalij Lux.Kyrgyzstan must wait for other results to find out if that’s enough for a place in the last 16.Later Wednesday, Iran and Iraq play in Group D, while Vietnam plays Yemen.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more