Everton boss Roberto Martinez is looking to re-sign Lacina Traore and remains hopeful Romelu Lukaku will return to Goodison Park.The Ivory Coast international spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park but injury restricted him to just a single appearance.But Martinez is keen to give the 23-year-old striker another opportunity and has revealed the Toffees are in talks with Monaco over a deal.“At the moment we are still talking with Monaco,” he told Everton’s official website.“With Lacina, it is a three-way conversation and it will go a bit further down the line before we take a final decision.“But we always wanted Lacina to be with us and to play his football with us, and that hasn’t changed at all.”Martinez is even more keen to land Lukaku after his successful spell on loan from Chelsea.The 21-year-old scored 16 goals last term and is attracting interest from a host of clubs across Europe, with Jose Mourinho seemingly happy for the Belgian to move on.“Romelu had an incredible season. He is a young man who matured immensely,” added the Spaniard.“We know the potential of Rom and Chelsea have been very good with the player and we have been really close with our relationship.“We need to find out where we are and there is nothing more to comment.“Every time we spoke about Rom’s situation it was very clear that he wanted to go to the World Cup and then make a decision.“Obviously it is not going to take too long from now on.” Lacina Traore 1
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The RNLI and the Rescue 118 helicopter have revealed they will be taking part in exercises on Lough Swilly in the coming weeks.Several members of the public contacted Donegal Daily last night after witnessing the services taking part in what they thought was a real-life emergency.However RNLI spokesman Joe Joyce confirmed that last night’s exercise on the Lough close to Buncrana was an exercise. He also said that there will be other similar exercises in the coming days and weeks.He said “More than 50% of our call-outs take place in the dark so carrying out exercises and working on our skills is a vital part of our work.“I appreciate that members of the public may have been concerned but we also want to let them know that similar exercises will be taking place in the coming weeks,” he said.RNLI and rescue helicopter confirm training exercises on Lough Swilly was last modified: October 26th, 2016 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)
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Aldridge and the Spurs reached agreement on a three-year extension on Monday that ensures the five-time All-Star will be under contract through the 2020-21 season. The agreement involves Aldridge exercising the 2018-19 player option on the original four-year max deal he signed with the Spurs in 2015. He then will get another two years and $50 million tacked on to the deal, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.ESPN first reported the agreement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhen the Spurs beat out the Suns, Lakers and several other suitors for Aldridge two summers ago, it was a departure from the franchise’s long history of drafting and developing its stars. With Tim Duncan nearing retirement and Kawhi Leonard emerging as the team’s next focal point, the Spurs splurged for Aldridge in free agency to try to extend the team’s window for competing in the Western Conference.He came from Portland, where he had spent years as the No. 1 option for the Trail Blazers, a formidable low-post presence with a strong mid-range game. Aldridge was an All-Star in his first season in San Antonio, but his individual numbers declined significantly. That was to be expected in San Antonio’s system, which emphasizes ball movement and tries to limit minutes to keep veterans fresh for the postseason. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LeBron’s status for opener vs. Celtics still unclear Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs have at times seemed an ill-fitting pair, with a player who spent nine years in another franchise before landing with Gregg Popovich not always looking comfortable in the NBA’s most well-established system.The kinks the two sides have been trying to work through had league observers believing Aldridge might not be long for San Antonio. Just as they have for more than 20 years, the Spurs care little about what others think.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Last year, Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, both career lows. But the Spurs won 61 games and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors after Leonard injured his ankle in Game 1.The 32-year-old Aldridge and Popovich met this fall to try to find ways to make him feel more comfortable and effective. The dialogue helped strengthen their relationship, made Aldridge feel open to staying in San Antonio and gave the Spurs the peace of mind that they could continue to feature him as a much-needed supporting star for Leonard.The Warriors return almost their entire team and a deeper bench in pursuit of their third championship in four seasons. Oklahoma City added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony as wing men for Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets brought in Chris Paul, and the Minnesota Timberwolves added Jimmy Butler all in an effort to make things more difficult for Golden State.With Leonard missing the entire preseason and also scheduled to miss the season opener on Wednesday against Minnesota because of a quadriceps injury, Aldridge’s offensive presence is more important than ever.ADVERTISEMENT SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case PLAY LIST 01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
mary komWorld Boxing Championships First Published: September 28, 2019, 11:43 PM IST New Delhi: She is the most successful boxer in the history of amateur world championships but Indian icon M C Mary Kom says she is a shade “nervous” heading into her ninth appearance at the showpiece, not because of the competition that awaits her but the overwhelming expectations at home.Mary Kom has to her credit six gold medals and a silver in eight world championship appearances, the last of which was in New Delhi in 2018. Statistically, she is the most successful boxer in the event and has also earned the moniker “Magnificent Mary” from the International Boxing Association (AIBA).In an interview to PTI ahead of the upcoming edition, from October 3 to 13 in Ulan-Ude, Russia, the seasoned Manipuri spoke about the nerves that can get triggered by the expectations despite her wealth of experience.”I say it all the time, I will give my best but cannot guarantee a medal. I tell myself that too but the pressure is always there and so is the stress of handling it. It can make you nervous,” the 37-year-old said.Mary Kom and the rest of the Indian team will depart for the mega-event early Sunday morning.”The world championship is a familiar space for me but the competition is always new. I am looking forward to it,” she said.The mother of three will be competing in 51kg category, which is on the Olympic roster. Her last world title came in the 48kg division.She has dominated 48kg like no one else and has also managed to get the results even in the higher category, the best being the 2012 London Olympics bronze and the 2014 Asian Games gold.But none of her world titles have been in the 51kg division. In the 2012 and 2016 editions, she competed in the 51kg category and lost in the quarterfinals on both occasions. That’s one rare record she would be aiming to improve starting next week.”I have good results in both (48kg and 51kg) and in 51kg, the challenge has always been strength. That’s been my focus even for the upcoming world championship and I am ready for it. It’s not a new category for me but again results can never be predicted,” was her familiar assessment of how the tournament might pan out.”I just want to give my best and if I am able to do it, gold is never a problem,” she added before breaking into a giggle.This year, Mary Kom won gold medals in the India Open and the President’s Cup in Indonesia. She skipped the Asian Championships to prepare for the world event.”I have a good feeling about it. My body feels better than before and the training trip to Italy has also helped immensely. I am keeping my fingers crossed,” she said.With soon-to-be nine appearances at the premier event, which one of them would she count as her most memorable so far?”I think the one last year. I won a gold, in front of my family, friends and supporters and proved so many critics wrong. It was quite special,” she said.”But yeah, that kind of emotionally overwhelming experience makes you realise how much people expect out of you. I hope I can deliver this time too,” she added.”Rest of the talking, I will do after the world championship,” she signed off. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Kolkata: Indian football team defender Pritam Kotal is excited to play his first match at the home ground and promised to give his all when his side face Bangladesh in a World Cup qualifiers game at the Saltlake Stadium here on October 15.After a gritty goal-less draw against Asian champions Qatar in Doha, the Indian players are currently in a preparatory camp in Guwahati. The Igor Stimac-coached side will reach here on Sunday in what would be India’s first match in Kolkata since their 3-2 win over Malaysia in a friendly in November 2011.”It’s going to be the first International match in Kolkata for almost everyone of us (except Sunil Chhetri). It’s a bit more emotional for me. I’m thrilled but I can’t afford to be carried away by the occasion. If our coach puts in faith on me, I’ll give my life,” the 26-year-old, who made his international debut in 2015, told PTI from Guwahati.Ticket demands has been on a high with already 34,000 being sold and Kotal urged the fans to turn up in large numbers.”The coach has already invited everyone to the stadium so that we can win it together. I’ll also welcome every single football lover to the stadium. You are our biggest strength, our 12th man. Let’s win it together,” Kotal, who plays for ATK in the India Super League, said.He also remembered India’s goal-less draw against Qatar where the defence was tested to the hilt. Led by goalkeeper Gurpeet Singh Sandhu, India held on to a draw to become the first Asian side to avoid defeat against Qatar this year.”Gurpreet-bhai probably put up one of his best performances till now. He led us from the front that night. Making 11 saves in a match speaks volume. But, as we saw, others also had a perfect outing which eventually, culminated in the result. Football is a team game and we have to play it likewise.”The right back said head coach Stimac being a defender himself was a big help in the transformation of the team.”Our coach was a great player himself during his playing days. That is an added bonus for us as he was a defender. He has brought in an enormous experience of playing and coaching at that level and it helps us immensely,” the local player said.”He teaches minute technical things and rectifies the mistakes as well. Maintaining the defensive shape, when to hurl an attack, the timing of the execution is very important and he stresses on that. Maintaining on-field communication is another important aspect which he always puts stress on. 2022 fifa world cupbangladeshFIFA world cupfifa world cup qualifiers First Published: October 10, 2019, 11:15 PM IST
The official draw of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which was held in Mumbai on July 8, divided the 24 participating nations into six groups, each consisting of four teams.Hosts India are drawn into Group A along with USA, Colombia and Ghana and will be playing USA in their tournament opener on October 6 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.The rest of the groups are as follows:Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand and Turkey.Group C: Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica.Group D: North Korea, Niger, Brazil and Spain.Group E: Honduras, Japan, New Caledonia and France.Group F: Iraq, Mexico, Chile and England.India are hosting and participating in a FIFA tournament for the first time and along with them, New Caledonia and Niger are making their first appearance in a major FIFA event.India, who are called the sleeping giants of football, have been drawn into a tough group and will have a major challenge in the first game itself against USA. Only once in their history, USA have failed to make it to the U-17 World Cup.”I think the first game (against USA) is the most important. I’m going to prepare very well, as will the players, and if we win, we have a good chance to progress. We will fight for that,” India coach Luis Norton de Matos said to FIFA.De Matos said that India are up against stronger opponents but will play to win.”I like this challenge, even though there are stronger favourites. USA only missed one U-17 World Cup, Colombia are one of the strongest teams in South America, and Ghana are one of the best teams in Africa. The players are not obliged to win, but are obliged to play to win,” de Matos added.advertisementDe Matos was appointed as India U-17 coach only in March and has since taken the U-17 World Cup team to exposure tours in Portugal, Italy and France. De Matos wants the young team to feel competent and capable of winning.”At the end of each game, I want the young people to feel that they can play against big teams as equals. I feel it is possible with work. I feel I can bring something to Indian football,” the coach said.De Matos urged the fans to throng the stadium to ‘Back the Blue’ and said that players perform better with support from the stands.”It is important for us that the Indian people come to the stadium. We are going to play with 11 players on the pitch, plus one from the stands. I was a football player, and I know you can play 10 to 20 per cent better, if you have this kind of support. What I want is that people are proud at the end of the game.”NEW CALEDONIA LOOK TO BEGIN FOOTBALLING STORYFellow newcomers New Caledonia are also drawn against big teams like France and Japan and their coach Michel Clarque wants the team to do their best and live the dream of playing a World Cup.”We have been living in a dream since February when we qualified. In our little nation of New Caledonia, to play a World Cup, it’s a wonderful thing, a dream. I want to share this dream with the players.”I will tell them that now your final challenge is to do our best. Like Vanuatu in the U-20 World Cup, a small country who did well against Mexico, Germany and Venezuela, if we can do as well as them, it will be great for Oceania as well,” Clarque said to FIFA.Clarque expressed hope that this will be the beginning of a footballing story in New Caledonia.”We want to do our best to develop the players. These U-17s will then become U-20. This is the beginning of their story. I hope for them that it will go on.”GERMANY, MALI WISH TO DOMINATEOn the other hand, current World Cup and Confederations Cup champions Germany are one of the favourites for the tournament and their coach Christian Wuck thinks the same.”We have a very good offensive team. We have very talented players, so I think we are favourites here, but not the only ones,” Wuck said to FIFA.Wuck mentioned that the weather in India is hot and humid and the players will have to adapt to it.”It’s very hot and very humid here and the players have to adapt, but I think it’s a beautiful country, so I’m very happy to be here. We are going to Goa and to Kochi and look how it will be.”advertisement2015 finalists Mali have been drawn into a competitive group with New Zealand, Paraguay and Turkey, where none of the teams can be considered as clear favourites to advance.Mali’s coach Jonas Komla said that they will be taking one game at a time and wants his players to relish this unforgettable journey.”I’m looking at it match by match. The first objective is to get out of the group, and after that, we will see how we progress.”All the teams in the group are very good, and we are happy to be facing them. It is something that’s unforgettable for the players and I’m very positive about the venues we’ll play in too,” Komla said to FIFA.