Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Mar 2019 2:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link164Shares Tottenham join Arsenal in transfer race for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico Advertisement Tagliafico is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Tottenham are weighing up a move for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico, reports say.Tagliafico has risen to prominence in the last year and is being targeted by Unai Emery as a replacement for Nacho Monreal.The Ajax left-back has become a regular for Argentina and Arsenal continue to track Tagliafico with a view to a summer transfer. Spurs will face competition from Arsenal if they move for Tagliafico (Picture: Getty)The 26-year-old spoke out about the transfer speculation while on international duty with Argentina, and said it was flattering to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid.He said: ‘It’s great that they talk about me, because that means things are going well. But I can only focus on the present.’Tottenham, like Arsenal, are expected to have a busy summer despite limited transfer funds.Spurs have not signed a single player in the last two transfer windows, but there have been calls from the players and their manager Mauricio Pochettino for the club to spend big like their local rivals.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Ajax value Tagliafico at around £15m (Picture: Getty)But the Sun claim Spurs are ready to enter the race for Tagliafico and have scouted the defender extensively this season.ADVERTISEMENTAjax would demand £15million for Tagliafico, who has scored five times and provided five assists in 34 appearances for the Dutch side this campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementTagliafico only joined Ajax from Argentinian side Independiente last summer, but quickly made a name for himself, attracting the gaze of Arsenal. Comment Advertisement
UNDATED (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Erik Johnson are out indefinitely. Coach Jared Bednar delivered his team’s bad injury news hours before Game 2 of its second-round series against the Dallas Stars. Dallas leads the series 1-0. Grubauer appeared to pull something three minutes into the second period of Game 1 Saturday night and needed assistance to get off the ice. Pavel Francouz takes over as Colorado’s starting goaltender. Johnson left later in the period after a collision with Stars forward Blake Comeau. Bednar said Kevin Connauton would replace Johnson in the Avalanche lineup. Forward Matt Calvert is day to day with an undisclosed injury.,Update on the latest sports —The Patriots have re-signed veteran Nick Folk, giving rookie fifth-round draft pick Justin Rohrwasser some competition for the job as the team moves into what coach Bill Belichick said was a “big week” for players to begin showing progress in the truncated training camp. The 35-year-old Folk, a veteran of three other NFL teams, finished last season as New England’s kicker after Stephen Gostkowski played just four games before going on injured reserve and having season-ending hip surgery. He was released in March. — The Miami Dolphins will allow up to 13,000 socially distancing fans to attend their home opener against Buffalo on Sept. 20. The decision divided political leaders and upset the Bills’ coach. The same plan will be followed for the University of Miami’s home opener against UAB at the Dolphins’ stadium on Sept. 10. Crowd size will be about 20% of the stadium’s 65,326-seat capacity. Groups of spectators will be spaced 6 feet apart. – The Baltimore Ravens won’t have any fans at home games for the first part of the upcoming seasonc. The team had outlined a plan to accommodate a crowd of 7,500, but decided against it “based on the recommendations of public health experts.” MLB-SCHEDULEToronto wins against Tampa Bay, 6-4. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEMiddleton comes alive in 4th quarter; Bucks take 3-1 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 31 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, Khris Middleton finally came alive with a big fourth quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic 121-106 to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. Associated Press Middleton scored 18 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 rebounds after being held to one field goal in the first three quarters on 1-of-9 shooting. Wesley Matthews added 12 points for the Bucks, who can close out the Magic on Wednesday.In other hoop action:— The Oklahoma City Thunder rolled the Houston Rockets 117-114 evening out the series in Game 4 in the Western Conference first round.NBA-NEWS-BROWN August 24, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt says on social media he’s awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and is quarantining himself as a precaution. The 34-year-old retired sprinter, who won gold in the 100 and 200 meters at the last three Olympics, posted a video Monday on his official Instagram account to explain the situation. He says he did a test for COVID-19 on Saturday and because he works he is trying to be responsible and stay in isolation. Bolt, who retired after the worlds three years ago, added he has no symptoms.NHL-AVALANCHE-INJURIESAvalanche goalie Grubauer, D-man Johnson out indefinitely Red Wings sign F Robby Fabbri to $5.9 million, 2-year dealDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Robby Fabbri to a $5.9 million, two-year contract. Detroit announced Monday it retained the restricted free agent. The Red Wings acquired Fabbri early in the 2019-20 season from the St. Louis Blues and he scored twice in his debut with the team. Fabbri had 32 points in 61 games last season for the league-worst Red Wings. The Blues drafted him No. 21 overall in 2014 and he has has 46 career goals and 104 points. COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL Update on the latest sports 76ers fire Brett Brown after being swept out of playoffsPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have fired coach Brett Brown a day after his seventh season ended in a postseason sweep. The 76ers were 43-30 this season and had woefully underachieved in a year when they were expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference. Instead, they weren’t even close. The firing of Brown was expected after the sixth-seeded Sixers were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. The team says it will begin a search for a new coach immediately.NFL-NEWS-FALSE POSITIVES Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contaminationUNDATED (AP) —The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests says an isolated contamination caused 77 “most likely false positive results.” In a statement, BioReference Laboratories says the test results on Saturday were contaminated during preparation at its lab in New Jersey. Eleven teams were affected, and the tests were reexamined and found to be false positives. The lab says all “individuals impacted have been confirmed negative and informed.”Elsewhere in the NFL: In other NFL injury news:— Las Vegas Raiders receiver Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum in his shoulder that he will try to play through this season. The Raiders were counting on a healthy season from Williams after he spent most of last season dealing with injuries to both feet. A person with knowledge of the injury confirmed Williams injured his shoulder in practice last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made any announcement. NFL Network first reported the injury and said Williams will try to rehabilitate it over the next few weeks. — The injury-riddled Denver Broncos will be without rookie inside linebacker Justin Strnad for the year after the fifth-round pick from Wake Forest underwent wrist surgery. The Broncos moved second-year pro Justin Hollins from outside linebacker to inside linebacker as a result. Coach Vic Fangio lamented the 11 players who were sidelined. Many of them are out with soft tissue injuries such as pulled hamstrings and strained calves. Fangio suggested the league’s ramp-up guidelines following a virtual offseason could have included more off days. VIRUS OUTBREAK-USAIN BOLTBolt quarantines as he awaits test result Clemson tops preseason pollUNDATED (AP) — Clemson is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Ohio State was a close No. 2 to Clemson, which starts atop the rankings for the second straight season. Alabama is No. 3, Georgia is No. 4 and defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma is No. 5. Defending national champion LSU is No. 6. When the season starts, 53 teams will no longer be eligible for inclusion in the Top 25 because they have postponed their seasons. That includes all Big Ten and Pac-12 teams — including nine in the AP preseason poll. VIRUS OUTBREAK-DUKE Duke to open football season with no fansUNDATED (AP) — Duke will open its season for football and other fall sports with no fans at home games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Duke says traditional parking lots used by fans on gameday will be closed. The school will contact football fans who have purchased season or single-game tickets or have seating and suite contracts in Blue Devil Tower regarding potential options. The school will allow fans to purchase a fan cutout of a person or pet to be placed in seats for football games. The school will offer varied packages and stadium locations. NFL-BROWNS-DELPIT INJURYBrowns rookie safety Delpit carted off with practice injury BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit was carted off the practice field with an apparent lower leg injury. It’s the latest Cleveland player to go down in what has been a tough training camp so far. A second-round pick from national champion LSU, Delpit was expected to start this season. The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder got hurt early in the workout. He was seen pounding the ground in frustration before being taken inside the team’s facility. The team had no immediate word on Delpit’s condition. Last week, Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson sustained a serious knee injury and cornerback Kevin Johnson lacerated his liver when he was fallen on. —The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in baseball. They boast a 22-8 record at the halfway point of the pandemic-shortened season. They went 13-4 playing a recent stretch of 17 consecutive days. The Dodgers lead the majors in home runs and runs scored. They also have the lowest team ERA even without David Price, who opted out of the season because of the coronavirus. Los Angeles is in pursuit of its eighth straight NL West title. — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired struggling slugger Daniel Vogelbach from the Seattle Mariners for $100,000. The 27-year-old Vogelbach was a first time All-Star last season but was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Aug. 19 after hitting .094 with two home runs and four RBIs in 18 games this season. He had yet to play a game in the field this season at first base and was reduced to being a designated hitter.— Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss the club’s three-game series against Minnesota this week following surgery Friday to address a gastrointestinal condition that has bothered him for nearly a year. The 61-year-old Francona already has missed 17 games and the team will be without him as they take on the AL Central-leading Twins. — The Baseball Hall of Fame’s board of directors has voted unanimously to reschedule this winter’s two Era Committee elections because of concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Golden Days Committee and the Early Days Committee will meet during the winter of 2021. Anyone elected will be enshrined in 2022.NHL-NEWS NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets will resume play Tuesday after no additional members tested positive for COVID-19 since the team learned of two infections that caused four games to be postponed last week. Major League Baseball says the Mets received all negative tests since two members tested positive last Thursday while in Miami. A doubleheader against the Miami Marlins is scheduled for Tuesday. The Mets will make up their weekend Subway Series against the crosstown Yankees with doubleheaders on Friday and Sunday at Yankee Stadium and a single game on Sept. 3 at Citi Field.In other MLB news:— Houston’s game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday has been moved to Tuesday and will be played as part of a doubleheader because of Tropical Storm Laura. The Astros were supposed to wrap up a four-game series with the Angels on Thursday afternoon. Instead, they will play a doubleheader starting at 4:05 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday. Laura could make landfall on the Gulf coast late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Wednesday’s game was moved to the afternoon. UNDATED (AP) — Randal Grichuk hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4. Reliever Aaron Loup replaced Edgar García with one on and one out. After Cavan Biggio reached on catcher’s interference, Grichuk gave Toronto a 5-3 lead with his seventh home run. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also homered for the Blue Jays, and Thomas Hatch worked two scoreless innings for the win. Tampa Bay got home runs from Yoshi Tsutsugo and Willy Adames. Oft-injured Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was hit on the right foot by a pitch in the sixth and left after the seventh. MLB-NEWS-METS RETURNMets resume play Tuesday
Having played every game so far, Croatia will have to adjust to life without Vrsaljko and it could be a situation that Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland take advantage of in their preparations leading up to tonight’s game.The absence of Vrsaljko could now leave Croatia’s right-hand side vulnerable, with Ashley Young, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard more than capable of exposing a weakened back line.It is expected that Croatia will shift centre-back Domagoj Vida into the right back slot, with former â€‹Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka slotting into the centre of defence alongside Dejan Lovren.Marca report that more information regarding the extent of Vrsaljko’s injury will become clear on Monday. If the injury were to be serious, he could well miss the start of the 2018-19 â€‹La Liga season for AtlÃ©tico Madrid.Meanwhile, England midfielder Jordan Henderson is facing a race to be fit after picking up a hamstring injury in the Three Lions’ â€‹quarter final victory against Sweden.Henderson was withdrawn after 85 minutes, replaced by like-minded midfielder Eric Dier as England saw out their victory to progress to the last four for the first time since 1990.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram England have been handed a boost following the news that Croatia defender Sime Vrsaljko will miss their â€‹World Cup semi final through injury.The â€‹AtlÃ©tico Madrid defender was withdrawn from â€‹Croatia’s quarter final tie against Russia after 97 minutes last Saturday, having picked up a serious injury to his left knee.Vrsaljko will now sit out of the semi final against England on Wednesday, according to â€‹Marca, which will be a huge blow for Croatia following his solid defensive displays in the right back slot over the course of the tournament.
CAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 1, 9, 11, 14. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Eileen McKelvey, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €1800. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORS Our senior team will be hoping to grab all 3 points this weekend when they welcome Cranford FC to Cappry Park on Sunday. In a game where second from top entertain second from bottom Cappry will be taking nothing for granted as they had a very tough game earlier on in the season when they made the trip to Cranford and got a win with a last minute goal.All are welcome up to Cappry Park to show your support for the team.Kick off 2pm.Tea served at half time!!!UNDER 16’s Our under 16’s are due to play our near neighbours on Saturday in the Finn Valley Centre. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for kick off times.UNDER 14’sOur under 14 Crusaders are due to play Lurgy Celtic in the league on Sunday in Cappry Park kick off time to be confirmed.UNDER 12’s Our under 12’s are also due to play our near neighbours on Saturday in the Finn Valley Centre. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for kick off times.This weekend also sees the greatly anticipated meeting/battle of our Crusaders and Colts.It has been said that the 2 managers are taking this very seriously and were spotted walking on different sides of the Ballybofey main street earlier this evening. Rumour has it that John is having extra training sessions and that Gerry is taking Jim McGuinness back to give a motivational talk to the lads 3 evenings this week. Keep a close eye on the Facebook page this week for further pre-match build up.UNDER 10’sUnder 10 training for Cappry Rovers will be starting back on Friday 6th of February, time to be confirmed.LAST MAN STANDINGOur new LAST MAN STANDING has started this weekend and all selections will be posted on our Facebook page. Good luck to all who took part.Thanks for your support.CAPPRY CLUB GEARWe will be holding an order evening for Cappry Club gear on Thursday, Feb 5th. Time will be confirmed closer to the day.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS FACE CRANFORD IN CRUCIAL LEAGUE MATCH THIS SUNDAY was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CappryNoticessoccerSport