Yesterday, the new majority owner of Levski – Nasko Sirakov, gave a press conference in which he revealed his plans for the future of the “blues”, as well as took stock of the difficult financial situation of the club. Georgi Dimitrov / Gong.bg During the event, the legend of Sofia shared his ideas for the development and salvation of Levski, but in Italy and France they were impressed by the warm relations between Sirakov and Ganchev.“Grisha Ganchev (i.e. current majority shareholder of CSKA) We have been friends for many years, in 2013, in a very difficult period, he helped me financially and I want to thank him. I think I have earned the right to drink coffee with anyone for the good of the club. I am ready to drink coffee with the Pope and El Chapo, if that can help Levski “, quoted in France and Italy the words from yesterday’s press conference of Sirakov.The media in Europe have emphasized these words, but also note that the legend of the “blues” has taken on the difficult task of saving his favorite club from bankruptcy in these difficult times.
Everton scored twice in stoppage time to snatch a dramatic 3-3 draw at home to Manchester United, who left Wayne Rooney out of their squad after a week of allegations about his private life.Rooney did not even travel to Goodison Park as manager Sir Alex Ferguson, on the occasion of his 700th Premier League match, claimed he wanted to protect the 24-year-old from abuse from the fans with whom he used to be a favourite.The disruption appeared to affect his team-mates early on as they fell behind to a Steven Pienaar goal but Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic and Dimitar Berbatov put United well ahead before the Toffees’ stunning late comeback through Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta.Chelsea took advantage of United’s remarkable slip-up with a routine victory over West Ham, leading from the second minute in a comfortable 3-1 triumph. The result means Carlo Ancelotti’s men are still to drop a point this season.Michael Essien handed the Blues an excellent start with a second-minute header from Didier Drogba’s corner, and then Drogba was involved again in Chelsea’s second. Striking a 35-yard free-kick, the Ivorian saw his effort inexplicably spilled by Rob Green, before Matthew Upson’s attempted clearance ricocheted into the net off Salomon Kalou.Jon Obi Mikel cracked the bar as Chelsea continued to dominate, and Essien added his second late on before Scott Parker produced a spectacular consolation, although things could have been tighter had Frederic Piquionne not been guilty of one of the worst misses in Premier League history. Arsenal remain unbeaten in the new Premier League season, after they beat ten-man Bolton 4-1 in North London. The Gunners were aided by a harsh sending off of Gary Cahill in the second half, but Arsene Wenger’s side played some stunning football to make the most of their numerical advantage.New signing Laurent Koscielny converted Arsenal’s first-half pressure into a goal, stabbing home at the second attempt. However, the Gunners’ defence still appears to boast the same holes as least season, and Johan Elmander took advantage on the stroke of half time, levelling from close range after Lee Chung-Yong’s centre.The Gunners did not have to wait long to restore their lead, thanks to the brilliance of Cesc Fabregas. Dancing his way towards the byline, the Spaniard cut the ball across for Marouane Chamakh to apply the finishing touch, and Bolton’s task then became even tougher when referee Stuart Attwell controversially handed Cahill a straight red card for a challenge on Chamakh.Alex Song’s delightful chip made the points safe with 12 minutes left, before Carlos Vela applied the icing to the cake when putting the finishing touch to a wonderful 24-pass move.Manchester City dropped yet more points under Roberto Mancini as Blackburn left Eastlands with a 1-1 draw. Mancini’s men had already taken just four points from a possible nine this season, and now it is five from 12 after a bad error by Joe Hart. City had much the better of the first half at Eastlands but, not for the first time this week, Hart produced a dodgy moment to hand Blackburn the half-time advantage. Hart and Kolo Toure dithered and hesitated as the ball lurked towards the City penalty area, and Nikola Kalinic capitalised to stun the home crowd.City needed somebody to grab the game by the scruff of its collar, and Patrick Vieira rolled back the years to do just that, sparking memories of his Arsenal days as he started and ended a move that ended with the Frenchman beating Paul Robinson.Tottenham’s injury woes continued at the Hawthorns as Luka Modric departed on crutches following a 1-1 draw with West Brom. The result leaves Spurs level with City on five points after four matches.Tottenham’s football was superb in the opening exchanges at the Hawthorns, with Modric ramming home their advantage on 27 minutes. However, the Croatian then left on crutches and Chris Brunt grabbed a point for the Baggies.In the battle of the new boys, Newcastle suffered a huge setback at St James’ Park, losing 2-0 to Blackpool. Alan Smith was the guilty party for the home side in the first half, fouling Luke Varney inside the box, and Charlie Adam sent Steve Harper the wrong way from the penalty spot. DJ Campbell then grabbed a clincher at the death, although Blackpool’s hero was goalkeeper Matthew Gilks after a string of fine saves. Fulham grabbed a late winner to beat Wolves 2-1 at Craven Cottage. Mark Hughes had plenty to feel disgruntled about following the opening 45 minutes in West London, after Simon Davies was denied what appeared to be a blatant penalty. Wolves rubbed salt in the wound by immediately scoring at the other end, with Jelle Van Damme finding the net after great work by Kevin Doyle.More bad news followed for Fulham as Bobby Zamora required oxygen and a stretcher following a coming together with Karl Henry, a challenge that appeared to do serious damage to Zamora’s ankle. Without their star striker, Fulham needed to rely on new signing Moussa Dembele, who responded four minutes after the break to even the scores before adding the winner in injury time.Nothing could separate Wigan and Sunderland at the DW Stadium, but the Black Cats can be satisfied with a 1-1 draw after playing 68 minutes with ten men. Lee Cattermole will no doubt feel the full wrath of boss Steve Bruce after he earned his second red card of the season on 22 minutes. Cattermole saw red on the opening day against Birmingham, and he clearly did not learn his lesson as another dismissal for two bookable offences ended his afternoon. In the space of four minutes Cattermole fouled Mohamed Diame and then Hugo Rodallega, giving the referee no choice but to reach for his cards.Bruce’s response was to throw on club record signing Asamoah Gyan as a lone striker, and he delivered the goods on debut, sweeping home an opening goal with 20 minutes remaining. However, Antolin Alcaraz forced home a messy equaliser to grab a point for the Latics.
10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! MUHAMMAD ALI was once stood up by Elvis Presley who turned up “drunk or high” at 4am to watch the boxing legend spar.George Dillman, who trained with both the People’s Champion and Bruce Lee, revealed the two icons then went antique shopping after the King of Rock and Roll sobered up.Muhammad Ali: The Life of a Legend features amazing stories about the legendary fighterElvis Presley once turned up 12 hours late to watch the heavyweight king sparCredit: Getty – ContributorPresley and Ali were famously close friends in the final years leading up to the former’s death in 1977.Elvis memorably gifted the heavyweight king with a custom-designed robe that mistakenly read “People’s Choice” ahead of his win over Joe Bugner.But Dillman recalled another time the legendary singer made another hilarious gaffe after he turned up needing a little less conversation during plans to watch Ali spar.Speaking to Fiaz Rafiq for his brand new book, Muhammad Ali: The Life of a Legend, the American revealed Elvis arrived 12 HOURS late to a training session after a particularly wild night.He said: “Muhammad came over to me, and he said, ‘You can’t tell everybody. Tomorrow be here at 4 o’clock.’He showed up at 4 a.m. Ali woke up the cook and had the cook make some breakfast and coffee. Elvis, from what they told me, was a little high or drunk.George Dillman“He usually boxed at 2 o’clock – this is when he did his sparring. He says to me, ‘Tomorrow I’m going to train at 4 o’clock. Don’t come at 2 o’clock, come at 4 o’clock. You can’t tell your students, you can’t put it in the newspaper.’“‘Nobody’s to know that Elvis Presley is coming to watch me spar.’ I said, ‘Serious?’ He said, ‘Yes. Elvis Presley is coming here and we’re going to train, you and me. And I want Elvis to see what we do.’“Four o’clock came and we kept waiting and waiting. No Elvis. I’m going to make a long story short. Muhammad Ali, at about 6 o’clock, said ‘I’ve got to get my boxing in’. “So they started the boxing and he sparred with the sparring partners. Then after that we had dinner over in the kitchen and we sat around waiting for Elvis.“I think somebody called to say he was coming late, he’s coming late, he’s coming late! No Elvis, no Elvis, no Elvis! It got late at night, it was 9pm or 10pm at night. I said, ‘I’m heading home. I doubt he’s going to show.’Ali wears a cape reading “People’s Choice” given to him by Elvis before his fight against Joe Bugner in 1973Credit: Getty – Contributor“He said, ‘Yeah, I don’t think he’s going to show.’ So I went home. I found out the next day that Elvis showed up 4 o’clock in the morning. They said he got lost.”“But he went to do other things and he showed up at 4am. Ali woke up the cook and had the cook make some breakfast and coffee.“Elvis, from what they told me, was a little high or drunk. I don’t know how you want to say it but he was… and Ali gave him breakfast and they sat and had a chat. Then about 8am or 9am they went out shopping together.“The people who own the store, their daughter was in high school and she loved Elvis. Elvis and Muhammad Ali go in the store to look for and buy some antiques.“The parents couldn’t believe that Elvis and Muhammad Ali were standing in front of them. When their daughter came home from school her parents told her what happened. She absolutely couldn’t believe it. Two policemen guarded the store so nobody could go up.“Elvis signed his signature on hundred dollar bills and gave each one of us as a gift. One guy sold his hundred dollar bill, I think for $3,000 (£2,400) within a week.“Somebody said I’ll give you three grand. He said OK and got rid of it. The other guy still has his and was in the papers not long ago.”Ali is widely considered to be the greatest boxer of all timeCredit: PA:Press AssociationBoxing legends pay their respects to Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest’ Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk
Day 2 saw similar scoring and Martin Hayes was the top man with an even par 36 points. George Gamble finished one point behind in second on 35 and Willem Lasonder was third with 33.The near pins went to Jonathan Pratt and Stan Rees on Day 1 and George Gamble and Martin Hayes on Day 2.The overall result saw Dave Smith in first with a combined 65 points, Paddy Devereux second on 64 and Jonathan Pratt third with 63.Thursday, April 12, Eastern Star – StablefordEastern Star was our venue on Thursday and it was a warm, sunny day. The course was in very good condition but the greens were difficult to play. The Songkran promotion was a pleasant surprise and it was an enjoyable day.It was the last game of George Gamble before returning to Europe and he showed a motivating ambition, winning today with 36 points. In second was Neil Harvey with 34 points and third was Sam Gettinby with 33.The near pins went to George Gamble and Stan Rees.Neil Harvey & George Gamble. Paddy Devereux, Dave Smith & Jonathan Pratt.PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaMonday, April 9, Soi Dao – StablefordWe went to Soi Dao on Monday and Tuesday and it is always a sensation to be here. The surroundings are overwhelming with a beautiful golf course and a high quality hotel and restaurant. The golf course was in a superb condition and we played two days in nice sunny weather.Dave Smith had the best of it on Day 1 and came first with 36 points on a count-back over Paddy Devereux while Jonathan Pratt was third with 33 points.
By Lia BichelI REMEMBER when I was young and my parents took me to an amusement park. I think I…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
The Loughrea Triathlon Festival takes place on Sunday August 5thand anyone interested in registering can do so via the Triathlon Ireland website, www.triathlonireland.ieFor more information visit www.loughreatraithlon.ieor search for Loughrea Triathlon or Predator Triathlon Club on Facebook.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email This year’s Loughrea Triathlon Festival (LTF) will take place on Sunday 5 August. Once again Predator Triathlon Club will host a key leg of the BMW Triathlon National Series, where racers battle it out for ranking points. The junior racing will begin in the morning, with the senior sprint racing penciled in for the afternoon. Predator Triathlon Club member and Kiltullagh native, Ben Ryan, is the reigning Category 2 Irish Triathlon Champion and last July he competed in the European qualifiers for October’s Youth Olympics.That qualifier will be held in Banyoles in Spain and a top 12 finish there will see him become the first Irish triathelete ever to reach the Youth Olympics, which will be held in Argentina in October.At just 17 years old, Ben has been the Irish Under 19 Duathlon champion for the last two years and has also represent Ireland at the World Mountain running championships in Italy.Here he speaks about his training regime, his introduction to the sport with Predator Triathlon Club and his hopes of a first senior win in this year’s Loughrea Triathlon Festival.He Spoke To Declan Rooney, this interview took place before the Youth Olympic Qualifiers…Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/BEN%20RYAN%20LOUGHREA%20TRIATHLON.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
SOME Premier League clubs are reportedly regretting their decision to close the transfer window early.The clubs decided to bring forward deadline day to Thursday, August 9 this year – two days before the start of the season.3 Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is among those reportedly regretting the decision to bring transfer deadline day forward three weeksCredit: Getty Images – GettyThat decision had followed calls from fans, pundits and some managers that allowing the window to remain open after the season started created an unfair competition.But, according to the Daily Mail, some clubs believe the decision has backfired – especially in a World Cup year.The tournament means there would have been less time to negotiate anyway.Chopping a further three weeks off has only made matters worse for the Prem clubs.3 Incoming Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will only have limited time to make a judgement on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, leftCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdPrices for players remain high and there is now less time to negotiate down to a more reasonable fee.What’s more, the European window will remain open for longer and so foreign clubs can wait until after the August 9 deadline to make moves for unwanted Prem players.Those players will be available at much cheaper prices as clubs will have no option but to sell outside of England.Adding an extra complication to matters is the fact that players who are at the World Cup will not return from international duty for a while – England players will have a two-week break after the tournament, for example.3 Manchester United and Tottenham will have less time to find a price for Danny Rose that suits both partiesCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdMOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesDanny Rose and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are two such examples.The early deadline means Manchester United and Tottenham may not have enough time to negotiate a fee for Rose that suits both parties.Incoming Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will also have to decide what he wants to do with Loftus-Cheek, but will only have a limited amount of time to reach a conclusion.
MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The Raptors were without Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Dewan Hernandez and Norman Powell due to injuries, leaving them depleted on the second night of a back-to-back.“He was really good,” Nurse said of Davis. “This isn’t that easy to figure out who to play with all these guys out constantly and trying to figure out some ways to keep guys ticking. When they are really fighting hard for minutes they play better. …. There are all kinds of things going on, but with me I am going to rattle your cage if you deserve to have it rattled.”Davis picked up the slack for the Raptors, getting into a rhythm early with 13 points in the first quarter. The rookie from Mississippi also finished strong with two big 3-pointers in overtime.“I was being aggressive without trying to force things,” said Davis, a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection last season. “Guys were finding me and I knocked a couple shots down and got to the paint.”OG Anunoby added 19 points and Kyle Lowry had 15 points and nine assists while having to play 43 minutes due to injuries in the backcourt. 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Washington during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Toronto won 112-110 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Every now and again, Terence Davis reminds himself that 30 NBA teams passed on him in the 2019 draft.Wednesday was one of those nights.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Davis made the most of his first NBA start with 23 points and 11 rebounds, Serge Ibaka made two free throws with 5.1 seconds left in overtime and also finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the banged-up Toronto Raptors escaped with a 112-110 overtime win over Charlotte Hornets.Davis said going undrafted wasn’t ideal, but “it adds fuel to the fire.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I told my family when I didn’t get drafted, ‘Hey, those guys that got their name called still have to lace them up and go play in the Summer League,’” Davis said. “… So did I. That was my mindset going into the draft night was just to get to the Summer League.”Davis said he was “surprised” when coach Raptors coach Nick Nurse told him before the game he was going to start. More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall ROZIER STAYS HOTRozier has scored at least 27 points in four straight games for the Hornets. He started slow against the Raptors, but picked up the pace in the second half and in overtime, where he made a series of big plays, including a steal and an assist for Devonte Graham for a transition 3-pointer.“I think he came back with a vengeance,” Borrego said. “He was terrific down the stretch. He had great will, just to chase down that transition possession for them was fantastic. He kept attacking the rim. He got to the rim. I liked the ball in his hands late.”BACK-TO-BACK PROWESSThe Raptors have not lost on back-to-back nights since Dec. 26-27, 2017.Lowry attributed that to the team’s resiliency.“We played hard and Coach Nurse has a good mentality,” Lowry said. “We have a lot of guys hurt right now and we got some guys coming back and we will just keep plugging away.”BRIDGES OVER TROUBLED WATERSBridges knocked down a career-high six 3-pointers. “I wasn’t hesitating on the shots and the last few games I was hesitating,” Bridges said. “I was just shooting them.”UP NEXT:Raptors: Get a three-day rest before hosting the Spurs on Sunday.Hornets: Head west to face the Jazz in Utah on Friday night. US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 27 points, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime that would have won the game fell just short.Rozier exchanged words and pointed fingers at Davis on the court after the game and the two had to be separated by teammates before heading back to their respective locker rooms. Both players declined to discuss what was said after the game.Miles Bridges added 26 points and nine rebounds for Charlotte, and P.J. Washington had 12 points and 12 rebounds.This was a much different game than on Nov. 18 when Toronto defeated Charlotte 132-96 at home.After leading by as many as 12 in the third quarter, the Raptors fell behind by 10 in the fourth quarter when Rozier hit a long 3 from the left wing with 5:25 remaining.But the Raptors battled back to take the lead 100-99 with 17 seconds left when Lowry drove the lane and scored on a left-handed layup in traffic. On the Hornets’ ensuing inbounds pass, Ibaka was called for a foul away from the ball after grabbing Washington’s jersey. Rozier sank the automatic free throw to tie it, but Devonte Graham’s runner at the buzzer was short, sending the game into overtime.Ibaka scored the game’s go-ahead points after grabbing an offensive rebound and drawing a foul on Rozier. Hornets coach James Borrego said he thought Ibaka might have traveled on the play, but added he would have to watch the film to be sure.“You have to keep playing for 48 minutes and that’s the bottom line,” Borrego said. “No matter if you’re up or down, you have to keep playing.”TIP INSRaptors: Had 34 assisted baskets. … Davis was 8 of 16 from the field in his first start.Hornets: Bench outscored Raptors’ reserves 28-19 despite only playing eight players overall. View comments
Hashim Amla reached 5,000 runs in 101 ODI innings, well ahead of Virat Kohli and Viv RichardsHashim Amla became the fastest player to notch up 5000 one-day international runs as South Africa handed West Indies a 61-run defeat in a rain-affected clash at Kingsmead on Friday.Amla scored 66 in South Africa’s total of 279 for eight in 48.2 overs to reach 5000 runs in 101 innings, well ahead of the previous record of 114 jointly held by West Indies great Viv Richards and Indian batsman Virat Kohli.With their target cut to 225 in 32 overs, West Indies collapsed after the loss of blazing opener Chris Gayle to end 164 all out from 28.2 overs and slip to a 61-run defeat on the Duckworth/Lewis method.South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, but made a poor start when they slumped to 16 for two.Two big partnerships involving top-scorer AB de Villiers (81) repaired the early damage though as he put on 99 with Amla and 123 with powerful left-hander David Miller (70).A torrential downpour ended the innings 10 balls shy of the allotted overs and when play resumed two hours and 43 minutes later, the tourist were handed a stiff revised target.Gayle (41), so scintillating in the recently completed Twenty20 series, blazed away but lost his wicket when attempting an ugly baseball swipe at a Dale Steyn delivery. He was caught behind by De Villiers.With him went the West Indies hopes but they did not help themselves with more poor shot selection.Nobody else managed a significant contribution as the Proteas bowlers squeezed the run rate higher and picked up wickets at regular intervals.advertisementWest Indies handed a debut to left-handed batsman Jonathan Carter (17) but he was stumped off leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who continued his good form in the shorter formats with three for 30 in six overs.Steyn was another top performer with the ball, collecting three for 27 from 5.2 overs.The second game in the five-match series will be played in Johannesburg on Sunday.