Dayot Upamecano tells RB Leipzig he wants summer transfer amid Arsenal interest

first_imgDayot Upamecano tells RB Leipzig he wants summer transfer amid Arsenal interest Advertisement Upamecano (Picture: PressFocus/MB Media/Getty)However, Leipzig may be willing to accept a lower price to avoid the risk of losing him on a free transfer. Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are among the clubs to be linked with Upamecano, who has helped Leipzig concede the joint-fewest goals in Germany’s top flight after 25 games this season. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Dayot Upamecano wants to leave (Picture: ANP Sport via Getty)Dayot Upamecano has reportedly told Red Bull Leipzig he wants to leave the club in the summer, with Arsenal among the clubs keen to sign him.The 21-year-old centre-half has made it clear he will be moving on, despite the progress made under Julien Nagelsmann. His current deal expires in 2021, meaning Leipzig will likely have to cash in on him, despite his importance to the side. And he has piled pressure on the club by insisting he wants to leave, forcing them to find a buyer, according to SportBild. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveLeipzig stand to make a decent profit on the centre-back, who they signed for just £9m from Red Bull Salzburg in 2017.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal bid €60m for his services last summer and that sum would trigger his release clause. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Mar 2020 3:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Global interest in seaside glamping resort site

first_img“We’ve had more than 50 enquiries in the past 48 hours,” said agent Nick Witheriff of LJ Hooker Kingscliff, who is marketing the site in an expressions of interest campaign.“We’re getting a huge amount of interest, both interstate and internationally. I’ve had calls from the UK, New Zealand, as well as from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and locally.“It’s a hugely popular site that’s only changed hands once in 40 years.” Cabarita Beach was named Australia’s best beach for 2020 by Tourism Australia.A prime parcel of land on the NSW Tweed Coast, currently home to Australia’s premier outdoor resort, is attracting a frenzy of interest from potential buyers worldwide.Enquiries have been coming in hot since the site encompassing The Hideaway at Cabarita Beach, named Australia’s best glamping site, hit the market on Saturday. There is a shortage of land stock along the Tweed Coast. The Hideaway site at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach is for sale. That demand is being driven by limited stock in Cabarita Beach as well as new infrastructure in the region, including the Tweed Valley Hospital which will see an influx of medical professionals once construction is complete.“To be in Cabarita Beach is quite exclusive because there really are only a couple of streets on the eastern side of Tweed Coast Road,” Mr Witheriff said.“We currently don’t have enough dwellings to accommodate the influx of doctors and specialists who will need to live within a two kilometre radius of that hospital.”Mr Witheriff said there are six blocks of undeveloped land left on the beachfront between Cabarita and Kingscliff, five of which have development approvals in place.The only remaining beachfront block, a 1.024ha parcel at 99 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff, is on the market with an asking price of $1.595 million. Inside a glamping tent at The Hideaway. Formerly home to the Cabarita Beach Caravan Park, the 2.803ha site was purchased by a syndicate of investors in 2018 before reopening as an outdoor hotel at the start of last year.Located between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, the idyllic seaside resort has received rave reviews worldwide for its spacious bell tents with all the modern trimmings and luxe bohemian decor.The existing infrastructure and amenities are included in the sale, with the resort able to resume trading once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. But it’s the land, rather than the glamping experience, that buyers are lining up for.The site, at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, is the only development land left to the eastern side of Tweed Coast Road and is R3-zoned for a potential unit/townhouse development or land subdivision.Cashed-up private investors are also eyeing off the parcel with a view to land-banking it for capital growth or future development.Mr Witheriff said buyers had been knocking on the door well before the land hit the market, with two offers of around $6 million already on the table.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“People are queuing up to develop that site because we’ve got so much demand down here for off-the-plan apartments and townhouses,” Mr Witheriff said. The site is the only development land left on the eastern side of Tweed Coast Road. The Hideaway at Cabarita Beach is regarded as Australia’s best glamping site. The last block of available undeveloped land on the Tweed Coast at 99 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff.last_img read more

Trojans, Spartans, And Pirates Capture Tennis Sectional Crowns

first_imgBoys Tennis Sectionals.Sectional 16 @ South Dearborn.Milan  3     South Dearborn  2East Central  4     Oldenburg  1Batesville  3     Milan  2East Central  4     Lawrenceburg  1Championship: East Central  3     Batesville  2Sectional 13 @ Connersville.Franklin County  4     Union County  1Connersville  5     Rushville  0Championship: Connersville  5     Franklin County  0Sectional 27 @ Jennings County.Jennings County  4     Southwestern  1Greensburg  5     Madison  0Championship: Greensburg 4     Jennings County  1last_img

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Trojans

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs lost to the Sunman-Dearborn Trojans 25-7 on a tough shooting night for the Bulldogs.Rachel Lamping led the way with 3 points; followed by Elena Kuisel 2 points; and Kaylie Raver with 2 points.The Lady Bulldogs fall to 4-6 on the season and will be back in action next Thursday at Greensburg Middle School.  Come out and support the Bulldogs on the road!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Batesville Lady Bulldogs saw their seasonal record fall to 7-3 last night as they were defeated by the Lady Trojans of Sunman Dearborn 49-21. The Lady Trojans came out aggressively and the took control of the game in opening minutes, and never allowed the Lady Bulldogs to recover.Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Makayla Granger with 9.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler and Lizzy Nobbe each with 4, Cora Deputy added 2 and Timbrè Davies and Ava Hanson each scored 1 point.The Lady Trojans were lead by Josie Trabel with 15. Other scorers for the Lady Trojans were Caitlyn Dick and Laney Baker each with 12, Julia Tieman added 6, and they received 2 points apiece from Bailey Ensinger and Brooke Carpenter.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Bouncy Conditions Suited Me: James Neesham

first_imgTaunton: New Zealand’s James Neesham said that the bouncy conditions on offer in Taunton suited him in the match against Afghanistan. James Neesham was man of the match for his bowling figures of 5/31 as he and Lockie Ferguson (4/37) combined force to dismiss Afghanistan for 172. “Our home conditions are lower and slower, but the bouncy conditions suited me personally to be honest. I let a few external voices affect my bowling, and I went back to my forte today — hitting the deck hard, and not trying to swing the ball too much,” said Neesham in the post match presentation ceremony on Saturday.Afghanistan batted first and openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran put up 66 runs to lay a good foundation for their side. But Neesham said that the Kiwis were confident of making a comeback in the middle overs. “Afghanistan put us under pressure very early with the bat, but we knew we had the ability to dent them even after the start they got. The chase was clinical, obviously,” he said. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Pakistan’s Akmal could face lifetime ban over corruption charges

first_imgKARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) – Controversial Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal could face a lifetime ban if convicted of match-fixing charges unveiled Friday by the country’s cricket authorities.The 29-year-old was provisionally suspended by the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on February 20, the day when the Pakistan Super League (PSL) commenced in Karachi.The PCB said Umar violated its code on two counts.“The PCB has charged Umar Akmal with two breaches of the anti-corruption code which relates to not reporting a fixing offer,” said a PCB press release.Under the PCB anti-corruption code a player is required to immediately report to a team manager or officials of the anti-corruption unit when he receives an offer to fix a match.Under the code if a player is found guilty the penalty ranges from a suspension of six months to a lifetime ban.Umar has 14 days to respond to the charges in writing.Umar has a history of disciplinary problems, having been arrested and detained for a day after a brawl with a traffic warden in 2014.He was also banned for three months after a spat with then Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur in 2017.Last month he escaped punishment after making rude remarks to a fitness trainer in Lahore.Often described as a talented yet undisciplined cricketer, Umar has played 16 Tests, 121 one-day internationals and 84 Twenty20 internationals since his debut in 2009.He last played for Pakistan in the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka four months ago, failing to score in either match.Umar’s anti-corruption case is the latest of many that have hit Pakistan cricket in the last 20 years, resulting in life bans and fines for several players.The PSL was hit by a spot-fixing case in 2017 when openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were banned for five years.last_img read more

Ikeja Golf Club Warms up for LGAN Open

first_imgFans will expect a fierce contest when golfers file out next Thursday for the 2016 Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN) Open billed for the Ikeja Golf Club, Lagos.The Open which will hold from November 24 and 26 is the first since three years and will witness over 200 golfers from the four (LGAN) zones of the country.The zones which include North, South East, South West and South South have concluded their zonal Opens; this implies the zonal champions will meet in a titanic finals. Some LGAN champions expected to feature at the event include Amina Wilfred of IBB Club, Abuja who won Northan Zone championship recently at the GEJ Golf Club, Air Force Base, Abuja and the Enugu Ladies Open and Rachael Danjuma of Jaji Club, who was champion at the Port Harcourt Open.Others include Evelyn Oyome, South West number one; Faith Baya, South South champions, Daina Okah among other budding lady star golfers who will be contesting for top spots in the game.Zulu Omo-Ikerodah (Mrs.), LGAN President however, affirmed that preparations are in top gear to ensure a hitch-free event as past presidents, lady captains are expected in attendance.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Anthony Joshua to Present World Boxing Belts to Buhari

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaWorld- Heavy boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua will be visiting Nigeria to present his IBF, WBA and WBO World heavyweight boxing titles to President Muhammadu Buhari.Sports Minister, Sunday Dare made this disclosure to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Anthony Joshua Dare sad that Joshua will be making the belts presentation to Buhari, in a matter of days, while the council members also expressed appreciation for the gift of books i the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.The 30-year old British- Nigerian pugilist became a two- time world heavy weight champion after defeating Mexican- American, Andy Ruiz Jr, in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.Joshua, who suffered a technical knockout to his opponent in their first meeting won the rematch via a unanimous point decision before a packed Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.Aside the proposed visit to President Buhari, the boxer has also expressed his desire to fight in Nigeria in any of his subsequent bouts.Joshua, who hails from Sagamu, Ogun State and even visited the country two months before the celebrated rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr last Saturday in Saudi Arabia is keen to bring the first world heavyweight title fight to the continent since the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974 in Zaire now Congo Democratic Republic.It was at the bout in the East Central nation that legendary Mohammed Ali reclaimed his world title belt of George Foreman after a round nine knockout.Promoter Eddie Hearn, has received numerous offers to stage Joshua’s next fight. However, with the Briton likely to be forced to face his mandatory challenger with the IBF, Kubrat Pulev, a London homecoming fight remains a more immediate probability.“People had been telling me I should go back for ages. It was crazy because they don’t have 24-hour electricity but they still know me and support me,” Joshua said.“I went to the ghettos of the ghettos where it’s not all about egos and beef, it’s about people who are hungry to survive.“It was one of the best things I’ve done. Africa’s rooting for me for sure, so I would definitely love to fight out there.”Joshua’s parents are both of Nigerian descent and he actually attempted to represent the country at the 2008 Olympics.But in the meantime, he insisted he’s not taking his eyes off the present after the lessons learned in his first fight against Ruiz.“Five months from now, the belts go in the air and I have to defend them again,” Joshua said.“I am only the champion for months again, so I can’t get too caught up in the moment and have to stay focused on the task at hand, which is not staying undefeated any more, but staying champion for as long as possible.”Meanwhile, the two-time World Boxing Heavyweight champion, Joshua has been given a 180 day ultimatum to defend one of the four titles he regained after his defeat of Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night.The titles he regained are WBO, IBF, WBA, and IBO. The WBO president, Paco Valcárcel was quick to tweet that mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk must receive a title shot within 180 days.Oleksandr Usyk, Ukrainian pound-for-pound star watched from ringside at the Diriyah Arena and Joshua welcomed a showdown with him.Usyk has joined the top division after becoming undisputed cruiserweight champion.But the immediate reaction of Joshua is: “In 180 days? Let’s rock and roll mate.”“No problem,” he added. But another possible fight is IBF mandatory title defences with Deontay Wilder.On the other hand, Ruiz Jr called for a third fight, but promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed Joshua will fulfil his title obligations, with the IBF also likely to order a title defence against their mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.“We’ll have to speak to the governing bodies, see who goes first, and then deal with that. Anthony will have a nice Christmas and a holiday. We’ll work behind the scenes.”Usyk could be made to wait for his guaranteed WBO title fight as the IBF have suggested their mandatory must come first for Joshua and Britain’s Derek Chisora who has been holding talks over a fight with the Olympic gold medallist.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women’s golf stays hot, men’s golf takes a step back

first_img“It’s just the second tournament of the year,” Reiter said. “So we’re getting ourselves situated for the upcoming year, and we’re going to progress.” The women’s team’s effort was spearheaded by an impressive showing from Chang, who may have played in her last tournament as a Trojan. Chang is expected to advance in the second stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, which determines if amateur competitors are ready to attain professional status on the LPGA tour. “[Head coach Justin Silverstein] mentioned something about my putting stroke on Thursday at practice, and it gave me something to focus on while I was putting this week,” Corpuz said. “I just felt a lot better over my putts.” The Trojans carded 36 holes at the Glen View Golf Club on the first day, shooting 286 and 262 to place one spot back of South Carolina. Both USC golf teams were in action this past weekend, as the No. 4 women’s team headed east to the aptly named Golf, Ill. to defend their title at the Windy City Collegiate Invitational, and the No. 11 men’s team traveled up north to Witch Hollow, Ore. for the Nike Golf Collegiate. Though Chang has not yet made an official decision, Silverstein said the coaching staff is “mentally preparing that she’s going to be gone,” adding that he has “at least five players, possibly six, [that are] eager to fill those shoes.” The tournament marked a career-best performance for Corpuz, who shot under par for 54 holes and led the field in birdies. She credited her success to the additional coaching on her short game in the week leading up to the event. Tanabe has been one of the team’s most consistent players this season, posting a score of 68 four times in his six rounds. Tanabe finished the tournament strong, climbing up 19 spots to tie for 36th on the final individual leaderboard with a 2-over 215.  Freshman Yuxin Lin was a notable omission from the men’s lineup. He was unable to make the tournament after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Shanghai, China, just a day prior to the Nike Golf Collegiate’s opening round.  Reiter was in the top 10 early on in the tournament but eventually slipped to 19th place in the final round, posting a 3-over 74 on day three.center_img Despite taking the lead briefly before the final nine holes, the Trojans couldn’t edge out the Gamecocks, who finished with a three shot lead with a 14-under 850. Chang and Corpuz led the team individually as both finished third overall at 6-under 210.  Reiter said the tournament was tough for USC but still maintained optimistic for his team.   Tuesday’s round served as the deciding factor in determining who would take the top spot on the podium. Junior Jennifer Chang finished off the round with key birdies on the final par 4s, finishing with a 3-under 69. Senior Allisen Corpuz recovered from early bogeys with an eagle on hole eight and posted two birdies on the back nine to finish with a 2-under 70. “Him winning that tournament is amazing,” Reiter said. “He’s going to be a great contributor for this year, and we’re excited that he’s here.” Junior Jennifer Chang reads the green. Chang finished third overall Tuesday with a score of 6-under 210. The Windy City Collegiate may have been her final tournament for USC before she turns professional. (Photo courtesy of Ben Ludeman) The women’s team will tee off next Oct. 11 in Stanford, Calif., for the Stanford Intercollegiate. The men’s team will be back in action Oct. 14 in Simi Valley, Calif., for the Bill Cullum Invitational. Meanwhile, the men’s team ran into some difficulties in its second tournament of the season. The Trojans finished in 11th place despite solid showings from junior Issei Tanabe and sophomore Charlie Reiter. It was a step back from their fifth place finish at the season-opening Maui Jim Invitational. The women’s team posted another solid showing but came up just short of repeating as winners of the Windy City Collegiate Classic. The Trojans finished second in the tournament, an improvement from their fifth place performance in the season-opening ANNIKA invitational two weeks ago.last_img read more

Waris gets late Ghana call as Accam remains ‘unavailable’

first_imgGhana coach Avram Grant had named his squad for the opening qualifying match to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations against Mauritius without the fit-again diminutive attacker. Waris was handed a late call by Grant as a replacement for Chicago Fire attacker David Accam whose club have reportedly refused to release him.Prior to Grant’s squad announcement, Chicago Fire were in doubt Accam was going to be on national team duty as they were yet to receive an invitation letter from the Ghana FA. Meanwhile, Waris, 23, has already joined the team in training at the Jean Marc Guilliou Academy in preparations towards the game against Mauritius. Trabzonspor forward Abdul Majeed Waris is the latest player outside the initial 23-man list to join the Black Stars camp. Waris’ progress this past season was derailed by an injury just about the Christmas period which deprived him an opportunity to feature in Ghana’s silver medal campaign at the 2015 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea.center_img Ghana hosts Mauritius at the Accra Sports Stadium on June 14 but will first play in a test match against Togo on Monday, the 8th.– The former Swedish League top scorer gained fitness sometime in February but struggled to claim starting roles at his Turkish club. ”We have heard nothing from Ghana officially. I guess that’s a no, unless they decide to send him [a late invite],” Fire coach Frank Yallop had told reporters a few days ago.last_img read more