One of the best-ever cricket tournaments, says winning captain Roy Jaferally

first_img“IN my 21 years as a softball player, this tournament is without doubt one of the best ever, while the organising skills of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC) is simply unmatched.”Those were words of winning captain Roy Jaferally at the presentation ceremony of the historic RHTYSC/Kares Engineering Patron’s Green Economy Tournament last Sunday at the Area ‘H’ Ground.Jaferally led his team, Grill Master of Canje, to a commanding 130-run win over Prophecy Boys of Port Mourant after they batted first and piled up 272.Jaferally, who copped the Man-of-the-Final award, noted that the tournament was a total success while each of the 18 teams felt comfortable playing in the tournament. He stated that it was the first time that he witnessed no form of indiscipline during an entire competition.Jaferally said that each team respected the RHTYSC, its outstanding work and as such cooperated to make the tournament successful.The main objectives of the Patron’s Tournament were to honour President David Granger on his 72nd birth anniversary, to educate Berbicians on the impact of Climate Change, to promote the Green Economy effort and the RHTYSC’s Say No/Say Yes Campaign.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster spearheaded the organising of the Green Economy tournament with vice-president Mark Papannah and assistant secretary Simon Naidu.The RHTYSC, Foster disclosed, hopes to make the event an annual one. Over $1.5M worth of cash prizes and trophies were shared out to the top teams.As part of the tournament, the RHTYSC and its eight cricket teams distributed $1M worth of school bags and 25 bicycles to less fortunate students and close to $1M worth of cricket balls to cricket clubs across Berbice.The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would like to express gratitude to the following sponsors for making the cricket tournament and the donations possible; Kares Engineering Inc., B.K. International, S. Jagmohan Hardware, V Net Communication, Peter Lewis, KSM Investment, Bakewell, National Sports Commission, Rossignol Butchery, Bissan Trading, Mohamed Raffik, A. Hamilton, Fyuse Hussain, Fazal Habibulla, J.B. Brothers, Ministry of the Presidency, Farfan & Mendes, Mines Service Ltd, F & H Printery, 4R Bearings, John Fernandes Ltd, Lennox Cush, Ronald Williams, Apex Insurance Brokers, Jumbo Jet, A. Ally & Sons, Amerally Sawmills, Claude Raphael, Ricks & Sari Agro Industries, Regal Enterprise, New India Insurance, J.R Engineering Solutions, Annirud Ramcharitar, Trans Pacific Motor Spares, Greenidge Fridge Repairs, Radesh Rameshwar, Safraz Sheriffudeen and Mahadeo Panchu.last_img read more

Ighalo Now to Earn as Much As Mbappe in China

first_imgOdion Ighalo’s programmed return to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shensua after the May 31 deadline from Manchester United is going to put the Nigerian international on same earning level with PSG’s world champion Kylian Mbappe.According to The Times of London, Ighalo, 30, will now earn 21 million Euros (about N945 million) a year at his Chinese club, which is about what Mbappe pockets at PSG.Ighalo’s new deal is for four years, which will therefore fetch him 84 million Euros. He was previously on 13 million Euros a year and the contract was to have ended next year. The Chinese Super League is to resume next week while the suspended Premiership in England is also slated to restart on June 12.Talks for the AFCON 2019 qualifiers top scorer to seal a permanent deal with United has not yielded fruit neither is Manchester United’s plea that Shanghai should allow Ighalo finish the season with them accepted by the Chinese club.The Nigerian is now compelled to return China by next week.According to sources in UK, Ighalo had made pleas with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua to allow him to extend his stay at Manchester United after negotiations between the two sides broke down.Ighalo scored four goals in eight appearances before football was suspended.His loan deal since January is due to end on May 31, which would have marked the end of the season in normal circumstances in England.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Neylon aware of Commercials potential

first_imgCharlie McGeevers side beat Newcastlewest with a strong finish in the qwuarter final and will go into the game confident of getting to the Munster final.Their opponents Milltown St Josephs will travel in numbers to the Clonmel Sportsfield.Their manager Michael Neylon says they will have to play to their limits to beat the Commercials who have a number of players who shined in the last few years in the blue and gold jersey of Tipperary.last_img

Anthony Joshua is 10th on recently release World’s Richest Boxer List!

first_img WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Anthony Joshua may vacate titles if he beats Ruiz Jr says Hearn 1 year ago ‘Oh No!!!’: Kevin Pietersen photoshop-bombs his way into Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Dola Re’ dance, netizens in splits SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By 4. Manny Pacquiao – £148mPacquiao earned an enormous amount of £93 million with a match against Floyd Mayweather known as the ‘Fight of the Century’. He is a multi-weight world champion.Also Read | Tyson Fury: Wilder Feels That The Boxer’s $15m WWE Deal Is False3. Oscar De La Hoya – £155mDe La Hoya, who is now heading the Golden Boy Promotions, has won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. Also, he has world titles in six weight categories.2. George Foreman – £233mForeman has a made a lot of money from selling the naming rights to the George Foreman grill in 1999, cracking a deal worth £138 million.1. Floyd Mayweather – £435mMayweather (50-0) is unsurprisingly on the top of the list with a net worth of £435 million. He took retirement from his boxing career after a crazy fight against UFC star Conor McGregor, where he earned a total of £214 millionAlso Read | DREAM11: MIL Vs MIN Dream 11 Team Predictions For The Pre Season Match Akhil Nambiar Last Updated: 1st November, 2019 13:40 IST Anthony Joshua Is 10th On Recently Release World’s Richest Boxer List! The 30-year-old Anthony Joshua will have the chance to reclaim the heavyweight world title when he is all set to rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7. First Published: 1st November, 2019 13:40 IST 10 months ago Tyson Fury: Wilder feels that the boxer’s $15m WWE deal is false FOLLOW US LIVE TV 10 months ago Tyson Fury accuses Anthony Joshua of copying him COMMENT WE RECOMMEND The 30-year-old Anthony Joshua will have the chance to reclaim the heavyweight world title when he will have a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7, 2019 in Saudi Arabia. He is set to have a massive payday with this match as well. According to the recent study, he has a net worth of £43 million. However, he is still behind former rival Wladimir Klitschko and current stars – Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao. The top-notch thing in boxing, Floyd Mayweather, who has a high net worth of £435 million, is also ahead of Joshua.Also Read | Tyson Fury Accuses Anthony Joshua Of Copying HimHere are the top ten ranked boxers by their net worth10. Anthony Joshua – £43mJoshua’s net worth will probably rise with his upcoming match against Ruiz Jr and he has constant revenue stream flowing into his bank account with his sponsorship deals.9. Wladimir Klitschko – £47mWladimir has ruled the heavyweight division for almost a decade and his various sponsorship deals with huge named companies put him in the 9th spot.8. Vitali Klitschko – £62mVitali, who is an older brother of Wladimir, also has held world titles in the heavyweight category. He is currently the Mayor of Kyiv and he is also heading the Kyiv City State Administration.7. ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – £73mAlvarez, who has been a Mexican sensation, signed a recording-breaking £365 million deal with a streaming company when he parted ways with another one. He will be bidding to become a four-weight world champion on Saturday, November 2, 2019, when he goes head to head against Sergey Kovalev.Also Read | Anthony Joshua May Vacate Titles If He Beats Ruiz Jr Says Hearn6. Sugar Ray Leonard – £93mLeonard, who is a motivational speaker now, is regarded as one of the best boxers of all-time. He has won world titles in five different weight categories.5. Lennox Lewis – £109mLewis, who won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics, has enjoyed a superb professional and amateur career. He is also the last man to hold the undisputed heavyweight title. 10 months ago DREAM11: MIL vs MIN Dream 11 team predictions for the pre season matchlast_img read more

NL West: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers showdown preview

first_imgRHP Tim Hudson (9-12, 3.52) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (20-3, 1.80)This month: Hudson (0-3, 9.92); Kershaw (4-0, 2.17)GAMES REMAININGSan Francisco (7): 3 at Dodgers; 4 vs. San DiegoDodgers (6): 3 vs. San Francisco; 3 vs. ColoradoPLAYOFF SCENARIOSSan Francisco: Trails Dodgers by 4.5 games in National League West. Magic number is 3 to earn one of two NL wild-card spots.Dodgers: Has qualified for playoffs. Magic number is 3 to win National League WestINJURY UPDATESSan Francisco: 1B/OF Michael Morse (oblique) questionable; OF Angel Pagan (back) questionableDodgers: P Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) day-to-day This month: Peavy (3-0, 0.93); Haren (2-1, 3.00)TUESDAYLHP Madison Bumgarner (18-9, 2.91) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.76)This month: Bumgarner (2-0, 2.37); Greinke (2-0, 3.18)WEDNESDAY Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img NL west showdownSAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (84-71) at DODGERS (89-67)MONDAYRHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.82) vs. RHP Dan Haren (13-11, 4.14)last_img read more

Bobby Portis thinks Knicks can make playoffs next season: ‘We’re loaded at every position’

first_imgPortis began last season with the Bulls before he was sent to the Wizards at the trade deadline. In total, he averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in 50 games.“I was just looking at the situation, the fit and the city,” Portis said about his decision to join New York. “Obviously, as professional basketball players, we play this game to get paid and take care of our families, so that was kind of a factor. But at the same time, I wanted to be comfortable in the city that I was playing in. … And I wanted to go somewhere I could come in and play.”The Knicks were reportedly targeting Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this offseason, but both stars ended up signing with their cross-town rivals, the Nets.New York then went on to sign Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton, Julius Randle, Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Taj Gibson, in addition to Portis. Reggie Bullock has back surgery one day after signing with Knicks “We’re the team that’s being counted out right now,” Portis said. “People are looking past us. They’re talking about stars going to new teams and this and that, and that’s okay. Everybody on this team has a huge chip on their shoulder. We’re the guys who are always picked second. I think that’s going to make us close.”The Knicks selected former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft, as well. “The naysayers, the haters, the people who are doubting us will say that we’re crazy … for saying that,” Portis said. “But we have a bunch of guys who are coming in each and every day with that log on their shoulder and that’s going to push us to become a great team. We have a lot of pieces who can play.“I think we’re loaded at every position. There are two-to-three players who could start at every position. When you have that much talent, that rises the competitiveness and improves the team as a whole.” Related Newscenter_img Bobby Portis believes the Knicks will be competitive in 2019-20.The 24-year-old forward, who inked a two-year, $31 million contract with New York earlier this month, recently told HoopsHype he thinks his new team has a chance to make the playoffs next season. Dennis Smith Jr. says he’s going to raise his game to the ‘next level,’ lead Knicks to playoffslast_img read more

O.J. Simpson weighs in on Ezekiel Elliott’s contract, Antonio Brown’s return to camp

first_img Dak Prescott turns down $30M per year offer from Cowboys, report says “I gotta admit, I was surprised because I’m in a 10-man fantasy league and I can guarantee you that Dak will not be the first quarterback taken by any of those 10 teams,” Simpson said. “But that’s the nature of today’s game — it’s about passing.”This, of course, led to the contract dispute between Dallas and Ezekiel Elliott, who Simpson seems to have a soft spot for as a Hall of Fame running back.“I gotta admit, I feel a little bad for Ezekiel Elliott,” Simpson said. “I know he’s going to get his money … but to be in an offensive game plan meeting and knowing you’re the key to that offense and the most valuable player, as far as I’m concerned, of that offense and to look a few seats away and see a guy making twice the money you’re making — I’m sorry, I couldn’t fathom that.“But that’s the nature of the beast. That’s the NFL today. I’m just saying.” Last season, Elliott earned his second rushing title in three years with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries with six touchdowns, while adding 77 receptions for 567 yards with three touchdowns.He has been working out to stay in shape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to multiple reports, but will not return to the team without a new deal, ESPN noted, citing a source close to the situation. Elliott has one year left on his rookie contract as well as a fifth-year team option.The same report added it’s unlikely Elliott will hold out into the regular season. Dallas opens its season Sept. 8 against the Giants. Antonio Brown launches Twitter search for helmet; Twitterverse wants better deal Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB to sit out preseason with high ankle problem, report says I feel bad for @EzekielElliott but not sorry! #DallasCowboys #NFL— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) August 13, 2019From a sunny Las Vegas, the 72-year-old Simpson starts his latest video saying how happy he is to hear Antonio Brown has returned to Raiders training camp amid an ongoing helmet saga with the NFL. Simpson went so far as to call Brown “one of the great receivers of all time” and said his work ethic should serve as an inspiration to an Oakland team looking to bounce back from a 4-12 season a year ago.Simpson then shifted gears to talk about the Big Qs in Big D. He told Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to “get all the money he can” after reports he turned down an offer worth $30 million per season. Related News In two months O.J. Simpson has amassed nearly 875,000 Twitter followers as he regularly posts videos touching on the biggest stories in the NFL.On Tuesday, Simpson was back at it with a two-minute message for Cowboys and Raiders fans.last_img read more

Drew McIntyre discusses his 13-year journey from being fired by WWE to headlining WrestleMania 36 against Brock Lesnar

first_imgOn Saturday and Sunday, WWE will present WrestleMania 36 from its Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. One of the marquee matches will be Drew McIntyre challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE championship.It’s unknown which day McIntyre and Lesnar will square off, but it is expected to headline whichever night it takes place.  The 34-year-old McIntyre was deemed “The Chosen One” by WWE chairman Vince McMahon when he first signed with the organization in 2007 at age 21. Things didn’t go the way they were supposed to, and McIntyre was released in 2014.WRESTLEMANIA 36: Date, start time, matches for revamped cardThe 6-5, 265-pounder reinvented himself and became one of the top performers on the independent scene. In doing so, he caught the attention of WWE executives, and McIntyre returned to the company in April 2017 at NXT Takeover: Orlando. After winning the NXT championship and returning to the main roster, McIntyre is now at the top of the heap and taking on WWE’s premier attraction at the biggest wrestling show of the year. Days away from WrestleMania 36, McIntyre discussed at length with Sporting News his rise from the outhouse to the penthouse and his career-defining moment.(Editor’s note: This interview was edited for length and clarity.)SPORTING NEWS: I’m recently watching WrestleMania 30 and I see you in the Andre the Giant Memorial battle royal. What do you remember about that WrestleMania?DREW McINTYRE: That wasn’t me. That was my evil twin brother, who was very out of shape and didn’t even tan properly for WrestleMania. He’s terrible. But yeah, that was me. It’s so weird to watch because I did see it also (laughs). I do remember, especially watching it now, kind of what I was thinking at the time. And I remember, somehow in my mind, I was thinking, “Man, I should be doing a lot more, Vince (McMahon) should be giving me more opportunity.” Watching myself now, realizing how I thought at the time, “Man, I would not give that guy opportunities because that guy was not working as hard as he could have been. Not just in the gym, etc., but outside the ring.” It’s just weird to watch myself and know that in my head, I was thinking that they were wasting me. I could have been doing more. In hindsight, I should not have been. I needed to get away from the company needed to rebuild myself and get a better perspective.SN: When you were on the indies, you had a fantastic run as you competed everywhere in the world. Where do you think your career would be if you didn’t get released in 2014?DM: Not where I’m at now, that’s for sure. I think for a number of reasons, I think it would be difficult to get to where I am now without being away, without the microscope of WWE on. I was allowed to grow and try things and fail on a smaller stage and apply lessons that I learned to WWE without that image (and) the WWE pressure. I did a lot of it with my friends in Scotland who are so supportive. Initially, I had to build that confidence until I became a featured performer all across the world, and a confident one at that. I think if you transition me from the 3MB guy to fighting for the WWE title, the fans wouldn’t have bought it because of the way I was positioned for such a long time. I don’t think there’s any way to do it for me back then. Maybe we could have, but for the fans, they certainly would not have accepted me without going away and rebuilding myself. I was rebuilt from scratch. When I got released, I was about 20 feet down and had to dig up 20 feet from scratch and went from there.SN: After a run in NXT in April 2017, you returned the main roster the following year. You were put in a high-profile position from the jump that included being in a top program with Roman Reigns at last year’s WrestleMania. When did it click for you that you have a real shot at main-eventing WrestleMania 36, because those spots are only for a select few?DM: I can’t say like, “Oh, my God, I never expected this to happen” because it was the goal all along, especially in the past five, six years of hard work. My long-term goal was, like, within three years of planning to be in the title match at WrestleMania. I was aiming more for next year. I didn’t want to think too far ahead as I used to when I was younger. I used to think too far ahead and those things never happened. It’s all about long-term goals.In my head, a few months ago things started clicking, a few pieces of the puzzle. I didn’t quite know where they were going but things are now going well. I was always in featured matches, but not as the featured guy. And then, suddenly, I was given more microphone time and started being myself and the crowd started responding. I was having fun and the crowd was having fun with me. I was still kicking ass, as that’s what I do. The fans started digging that organically even though I was technically the bad guy. I arrived just in time for the Royal Rumble. Brock Lesnar was dominating everybody (and) when I eliminated him, it took me to a different level. Then when I won the Rumble and people cheered me, it all dawned on me because Edge was eliminated before Roman Reigns and he had just returned after nine years and the fans could have turned on that match. But they stayed with me and been with me and along for this journey and the pieces started to come together this year. I’m so excited that I’m ahead of schedule.SN: Brock Lesnar is the guy. He’s done it all. He’s the former UFC heavyweight champion, the NCAA heavyweight (wrestling) champion, what he’s done in WWE and almost making the Minnesota Vikings’ opening day roster without playing football since high school. What does it mean to you to be facing the individual who is deemed as “the guy” not just by the fans, but also the casual fan who only watches WWE every so often?DM: He is the guy. He is the special attraction. Not just in the land of pro wrestling, but in life, he’s one of the baddest men ever to walk the planet. He tried football for a laugh and got to the last cut and got into that accident, so he wasn’t 100 percent. That didn’t work out. He knew wrestling and needed to work on his striking but thought he’d try the UFC. He won the title twice. He was a different level of athlete, different level of a human being. When I was outside of the company, I used the image of fighting Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania as motivation because now I get to learn to visualize and see things in my head outside the company. He was the biggest wrestling guy. I got to train for him. Brock Lesnar is the biggest attraction. He is so unpredictable in the ring. You got to look believable standing in front of him. There’s nothing worse than a casual fan seeing someone standing in front of someone and laugh.I got to be able to stand in front of all of them and look equally well against them, especially in the gym. I have to make sure that my intensity is up in the ring. It was always good but even more (than that) because he’s very intense in the ring. Paul Heyman on the microphone is one of the best of all time so I had to be able to verbalize myself. That’s what I use the cannibalization of what I saw as the No. 1 scenario in wrestling, and that was intended to be the No. 1 guy. That pushed me forward. The fact that (the) thing I used years ago as an extra motivation is actually materializing right now. The fact that I did go face to face with Brock a few weeks ago in Brooklyn and people didn’t laugh. Instead, they gasped and went, “Oh, my God, he’s looking down at Brock.” I was imagining, framing and preparing for this moment, as that would be the ideal situation. The ideal situation is happening, and it’s happening in WrestleMania for the WWE title. SN: What would it mean to you to become the first Scottish born wrestler to become the WWE champion?DM: Everything. That was a goal of mine before I got signed to WWE and ever since I was a kid. It’s just not being the (first) Scottish-born (champion) even though that’s really cool as there’s only, like, like, 5 million Scots in the world, which is crazy considering our unique history. But I would be the first Brit to win it for Scotland. And being from England I’d be the first person from the UK with Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It would be a very, very special deal as the first person from the UK to win the Royal Rumble, become the first person to win the WWE title and inspire people over there to show, “Hey, you know, it seems far away, and it seems like an American thing.”But it’s not. It’s a worldwide thing and that if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything. Look at Drew McIntyre.last_img read more

Push to Preserve 7 Acres of Waterfront Property Advances

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The borough’s government leaders will explore a collaborative effort with Monmouth County to preserve the last piece of undeveloped land on the Sandy Hook Bay.The announcement came at the end of a July 11 Borough Council meeting, where approximately 75 residents packed the municipal courtroom for a presentation about conserving the McConnell tract, a 7-acre plot of land located between Avenue D and Bowne Avenue, which is targeted for development as 21 beachfront homes.“We’re not making any more beachfront property,” Councilman Jon Crowley said. “When this goes, it’s gone forever. As elected officials, we have to be sensitive to the budget, because needs do arise, whether it’s a new truck or a failing bulkhead. We’re not going to be cavalier. We are thinking about the possibilities of those ratables. But the price of a ratable doesn’t compare to what’s priceless, which is this land.” In terms of what the borough could potentially offer for the acquisition, Hubeny said the municipality will have about $600,000 in its open space fund after FEMA reimburses the town for approximately $331,000 in Super Storm Sandy repairs to the Bayshore Trail.But it is future storm damage that has Fligor feeling leery about acquiring new water front property for this park.“It cost us about a million dollars to fix up the trail on our own after Sandy and then another $80,000 after the next storm. And that was with the county’s help,” Fligor said. “That’s a lot of money for two storms and Atlantic Highlands can’t afford to keep doing that.”The next Borough Council meeting is scheduled for July 25, where the members could potentially adopt a resolution to join the county in pursuit of the McConnell tract.This article was first published in the July 19-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. The group has appealed to the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners (MCBRC) and spoken with county Freeholder liaison Lillian G. Burry about having the county purchase the property and save it from development.According to Chiles, the owner of the plot – Arthur “Bud” McConnell – has received a contingency contract from Denholtz Associates and a pending application is due to be heard before the planning board July 31.Crowley’s comments preceded several concerns posed by Councilman Louis Fligor and Mayor Rhonda C. Le Grice, including a potential contamination issue resulting from past diesel fuel spills and subterranean oil pipelines. Assuming those underground pipes have not been removed, Fligor is also interested to know if they have been emptied or merely capped with product still inside. “If we were interested in purchasing the land and it was contaminated, we would need to know if that liability belongs to the originator of the contamination or if the burden falls on the buyer,” Fligor said. “In this case, what we’ve pitched them on is buying the property as a county park,” Chiles said. “It would not be a municipal park. But it can be negotiated where part of it can be county and part municipal. These are all discussions that need to happen. The request here is that the borough initiates that with Monmouth County.”center_img Crowley cited a chart of Monmouth County from 1972 to 2012, which showed that a majority of open green space seen four decades earlier had since been developed. He stressed to his fellow council members the urgency of this situation.The borough’s intention to save the land from development was good news for Neighbors For Waterfront Preservation (NWP), a citizens’ group led by Benson Chiles, whose members envision the property as a park and a continued launch point for the town’s sailing education program. However, Hubeny also confirmed that approximately $2 million has already been spent on remediation of the property and the only contamination still present is located in the horizontal groundwater below, which he said should self-attenuate by 2030 and would not interfere with the placement of a structural foundation.The current asking price of the property is something Le Grice wondered about, as she noted that in past years, when the borough had looked into purchasing at least a portion of the plot, it was up to $1.5 million.Chiles said the point of this effort is not for the municipality to purchase the land in full, but to support the county’s acquisition of the tract as a county park. Should the county use its funding to make the purchase in cooperation with Atlantic Highlands, it would alleviate some of the borough’s financial responsibility for the initial investment. Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club sailors attended the June 11 meeting of the Monmouth County Recreation Commissioners. Photo by Chris RotoloIf the municipality acquired the tract and it was proven to have severe contamination, Hubeny said the state’s Brownfields Redevelopment program could be a source of funding for remediation.last_img read more

Mourinho expects Ibrahomovic extension

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Jose Mourinho says he is convinced striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his stay at Manchester United beyond this season. The 35-year-old former Sweden international has enjoyed a fruitful first campaign in English football and has netted 20 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions. Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer from French champions Paris St Germain, signing a one-year deal in July with the option of extending his contract for a second season. “He came with intention of staying two years and the first year is going better than every expectation,” United manager Mourinho said yesterday. “He knows we are going to try again to improve next season and try to share with him in a fantastic way probably the last year of his career at the highest level.” Ibrahimovic has clearly enjoyed teaming up again with Mourinho, having worked under him when the Portuguese was in charge of Inter Milan in 2008-09. The Swede, who netted 50 goals in his last season at PSG, has been able to replicate his clinical finishing at United. He scored with a stunning scissor kick three minutes into his debut in a friendly against Galatasaray, hit a late winner against Leicester to land United the Community Shield in August, the traditional curtain-raiser to the season, then marked his first Premier League start with a long-range strike against Bournemouth. The former Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan forward became the oldest player to score 15 goals in a Premier League season when he netted in last weekend’s win against Leicester. That hot streak is now set to continue next season with Mourinho saying: ” I am convinced he is staying. No problem with his family. I offer him extra days off to go to Sweden, he never goes.”last_img read more