Bonaventura’s agent cools QPR talk

first_img “I have read of a possible interest from Queens Park Rangers on Bonaventura,” Bonaventura’s agent Giocondo Martorelli was quoted as saying by www.tuttomercatoweb.com. “However, I have spoken to (Atalanta general manager Pierpaolo) Marino and he has not mentioned to me this option.” Bonaventura, a product of Atalanta’s youth system, has been linked with a move away from Bergamo this summer with Fiorentina also among the clubs reportedly keen to acquire his services. He is under contract with the Bergamaschi until June 2017. Reports in Italy claim that the newly promoted Barclays Premier League club is hoping to sign the 24-year-old with manager Harry Redknapp having been impressed with Bonaventura’s performances last season. The Italy international scored five times and set up four others in 31 league appearances to help Atalanta finish 11th in Serie A. Giacomo Bonaventura’s agent says he is unaware of interest from Queens Park Rangers in the Atalanta winger.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Slow in Coming, Stimulus Funds Finally Reach Arizona

first_imgThe stimulus funds that have finally made their way to Arizona took the standard six-month tour through the bureaucratic machinery that is in place to ensure money is allocated fairly and spent wisely.The tour is not quite over yet for Arizona’s money, though. A story recently published by the Arizona Republic points out that the Labor Department effectively delayed the start of some work – including weatherization improvements – when it ruled May 29 that the Davis-Bacon Act, a Depression-era law that sets wages for some federal jobs, would apply to the weatherization program for the first time.A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy said a Labor Department ruling on the matter, which would include wage guidelines, is expected by the end of August. The Labor Department, the paper noted, didn’t say why it had waited until late May to rule on the relevance of Davis-Bacon.And while the ruling likely will affect as many as 40 urban areas nationwide, officials in Phoenix say they have had enough experience with Davis-Bacon to forge ahead with their weatherization effort, which could result in improvements to as many as 40 homes a month in the city.Once the program kicks into high gear statewide, at least 300 contractors will be on the job full time over the next three years, improving about 6,400 homes.If it meets all of the DOE requirements as spends its weatherization allotments, Arizona will get a total of $57 million over three years. In recent years, the Republic notes, Arizona received about $2 million annually from multiple federal grants, plus about $2.5 million annually from utility companies around the state.last_img read more

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UAAP Season 80 Preview: Expect the ‘unpredictable’ from La Salle Green Archers

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Despite losing a big chunk of its core from the champion team last year, La Salle remains as formidable as ever.The Green Archers are the consensus team-to-beat this UAAP season 80 and for good season with reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala still leading the fight.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 shutoutBut coach Aldin Ayo  doesn’t want to rely on just Mbala alone as he posed a challenge for the rest of the Green Archers to step up and fill the shoes left by their seniors.“We suffered big losses with the graduation of our veterans. Now, we’re a younger team, but I’m expecting my second stringers last year to respond to their bigger roles because they have bigger responsibilities now,” he said. “As much as possible, we want to be unpredictable. We have 14 guys who are capable of playing so whoever is hot, that’s where we’ll go.” UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles look to pick up where they left off For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coach: Aldin AyoLast Season: 13-1 (Champions)Holdovers: Ben Mbala, Aljun Melecio, Kib Montalbo, Ricci RiveroAdditions: Santi SantillanKey Losses: Jeron Teng, Jason Perkins, Julian Sargent, Thomas TorresADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Ayo is putting a lot of trust on his guards as he expects more from the quartet of reigning Rookie of the Year Aljun Melecio, Kib Montalbo, Ricci Rivero, and Joshua Caracut.But the main advantage for La Salle will be still its vaunted “mayhem” defense —which befuddled a lot of opponents last season.“The mayhem has always been there. Actually it’s not only on defense, but on offense also. But our system is evolving. We’re doing new things because of course, you have to present new things in the table because teams are adjusting to us. You can’t rely on the things you did last season. Our system is evolving and we’re doing a lot of new things that hopefully, will be effective,” he said.Ayo said that he hasn’t changed his approach with this players this year as he constantly tries to alleviate the pressure and trusts them enough to let them play their game.“I’ve gotten used to it and (the approach) is almost the same as last year. The competition is there andyou have to be ready. You have to prepare and we have to compete. But I just allow them to play and have fun because it’s basketball and they have to enjoy,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

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Rohit Sharma overtakes Martin Guptill to become highest run-scorer in T20Is

first_img2nd T20I, Brief Scores: India 79/1 in 9.2 overs, need 80 off 64 balls vs New Zealand (158/8) . Full ScorecardRohit Sharma became the highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals when he overtook Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill during India’s second match against New Zealand in Auckland. Rohit also hit his 100th six in T20 Internationals during his innings on Friday.Rohit Sharma, the only man with 4 hundreds in T20 Internationals and 3 ODI double hundreds, was dismissed for 1 in Wellington as India failed to chase down 220 in the first T20 International against New Zealand. However, Rohit, standing in for Virat Kohli as India captain, came out all guns blazing in Auckland in a chase of 159.Rohit needed 35 runs to go past Guptill at the start of the innings. Having made his T20I debut in 2007, Rohit Sharma has played 92 matches in the shortest format for India with a highest score of 118.Rohit Sharma fell to Ish Sodhi for a 29-ball 50 but not before he had set India on the path to victory. Rohit now has a staggering record in T20 Internationals: in 92 matches, he has scored 2288 runs. He also has the most 50+ scores (4 hundreds and 16 half-centuries). Rohit also has the most partnership runs (1480 with Shikhar Dhawan).Rohit feat means Indian batsmen are now the leading run-scorers in all three formats.Sachin Tendulkar leads the ODI and Test run-scoring charts. In 463 ODIs, Tendulkar scored 18426 runs; in 200 Tests, he scored 15921 runs in a glittering career from 1989 to 2013.Like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma comes from Mumbai, a city known for producing some of India’s finest batsmen.advertisementRohit Sharma also has an impressive record in one-day internationals. In 201 ODIs, he has scored 7808 runs including 22 hundreds. In 27 Tests, Rohit has 1585 runs including 3 hundreds.Also Read | Controversy rocks India’s T20I vs New Zealand in Krunal Pandya’s 1st overlast_img read more

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9 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: Pogba threat just like Hazard

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Pogba threat just like Hazardby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they can’t obsess about Paul Pogba when facing Manchester United on Sunday.Tottenham host Manchester United at Wembley Stadium this weekend as they look for their second big win of the week, having also beaten Chelsea in the first-leg of their League Cup semi-final.”When you play in this Premier League, every weekend, or every three days as we’ve been playing in the last few months, always it’s about the opponent have a few players that can make the difference,” Pochettino said.”Like last Tuesday it was Hazard, and now Pogba. Pogba is a very talented player, a great player of course. But it’s not only Pogba or Hazard, there are different players around.”Of course they are special players. Manchester United have a great squad with great players with a lot of quality. Of course we are not going to be only focused on Pogba, we need to be focused on the whole team not just one player.” last_img read more

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14 days agoBayern Munich chief Rummenigge: We should’ve done better by Ancelotti

first_imgBayern Munich chief Rummenigge: We should’ve done better by Ancelottiby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge regrets their treatment of former coach Carlo Ancelotti.The Napoli coach didn’t last two seasons with the Germans.Rummenigge said, “Ancelotti is a great character and a great Coach, but in the second season, the results were not what the club was expecting.“Carlo is a friend and an incredibly calm person, even during the most difficult moments. Perhaps we should’ve waited a little longer before firing him.“I almost cried after announcing the news. He proved himself to be a great man.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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ESPN Names Best Players In CFB By Jersey #, Ohio State Absolutely Dominates The List

first_imgAn article names Cardale Jones the best No. 12 in college football.Cardale Jones Best Players In College FootballThere are plenty of ways to gauge just how great the 2015 Ohio State football team could be. You can look at their odds in Las Vegas, the preseason All-American lists, the 2016 NFL Mock Draft, etc. Here’s another way. ESPN has named the best players in college football by jersey number, 1-99. Ohio State absolutely dominates the list. Jersey numbers mean a lot in CFB. Our take on the best current player for each number, 1-99: http://t.co/eLMnTO8HD7 pic.twitter.com/ynOnDp8Uqx— ESPN (@espn) June 4, 2015Ohio State has 11 players on the list: 12 – Cardale Jones15 – Ezekiel Elliott16 – J.T. Barrett17 – Jalin Marshall37 – Joshua Perry43 – Darron Lee65 – Pat Elflein68 – Taylor Decker81 – Nick Vannett92 – Adolphus Washington97 – Joey BosaThat’s pretty ridiculous. The next-closest team is Michigan State, with five. You can view the full list here.last_img read more

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EU opens antitrust investigation of air ticket distributors

first_imgBRUSSELS — European Union regulators have launched an investigation into flight ticket distribution services on concerns that their agreements with airlines might result in more expensive plane tickets.The EU’s executive Commission said Friday that it has opened an antitrust investigation into Amadeus and Sabre, two major “global distribution systems” for airline tickets.The Commission is examining whether their contracts may restrict airlines and travel agents from using other suppliers.EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she’s concerned any possible restrictions “could create carriers to innovation” and push up distribution costs for airlines, “ultimately raising ticket prices for travellers.”Amadeus of Spain and Sabre, a U.S. company, provide flight booking systems and reservation management software.The Commission said the opening of a formal investigation “does not prejudge its outcome.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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