Man United will let Anthony Martial leave, but only if they sign World Cup star

first_img targets 2 targets United are keen to let him leave if they receive an offer in the region of £70 million and can snare long-term target Perisic.According to the Daily Mirror, Martial is keen on a return to the French capital with Paris Saint-Germain where his partner, Melanie De Cruz, has just given birth.The 22-year-old was allowed to leave the Red Devils’ pre-season tour to welcome his newborn son.Such is his desperation to move away, the former Monaco man is willing to stay in the Premier League, with London giants Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea reportedly interested. Latest Transfer News LATEST Anthony Martial will only be allowed to leave Manchester United if they can sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.The France international, who missed out on his country’s World Cup triumph this summer, is desperate to leave Old Trafford in search of regular game time. Perisic was linked with a £40 million move to United last summer.But, after an impressive World Cup campaign in Russia, the 29-year-old’s value has sky-rocketed to £60 million. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade However, his current club would prefer it if he moved away from England and have touted the possibility of selling the star to Bayern Munich and the aforementioned PSG. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Martial cpuld leave United this summer, but if only they bring in a top replacement Perisic scored in the semi-final and final of the World Cup as Croatia finished as runners-up to France Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

Cole Fans 15, Bregman Homers as Astros Top Rays 3-1

first_imgHOUSTON — Houston’s pair of aces dealt the Astros a pair of wins.Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October with a 15-strikeout performance and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved. The Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in their AL Division Series.Houston is one win from reaching the AL Championship Series for the third straight year.“We’ve got a lot more work to take care of,” Cole said. “There’s a few months this winter that maybe we can sit back and have a drink about it. Right now, it’s on to the next one.”Cole, 5-0 with a 1.07 ERA in six starts last month, set an Astros postseason strikeouts record over 7 2/3 scoreless innings to win his franchise-record 17th straight decision. The strikeouts tied for third-most in a postseason game, behind only Bob Gibson’s 17 in the 1968 World Series and Kevin Brown’s 16 in a 1998 NL Division Series.“He was incredible,” manager AJ Hinch said. “He had complete command of the entire game.”Cole’s performance came after fellow ace and Cy Young Award contender Justin Verlander pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Astros to a 6-2 win in Friday’s opener.Throwback performances from another era.“Whether it’s about the new-age opener or pulling guys third time through, most of the people that support that haven’t had Verlander or Cole on their team,” Hinch said. “It’s hard for me to relate to having to pull guys early or wanting to pull guys early when these guys are putting up these kinds of performances. … I’m going to roll with these boys while we have them.”Cole (1-0), who led the majors with 326 strikeouts in the regular season, extended his big league record with his 10th straight game with at least 10 Ks. The Rays were unable to string anything together off of him on a night he induced 33 swings and misses — the most in a postseason game since MLB started tracking the stat in 2008 — and threw a career-high 118 pitches.“I don’t think anything he did was surprising,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He’s just that good.”“He was majestic,” the Rays’ Willy Adames said.Kevin Kiemaier doubled with two outs in the eighth and Cole was lifted after putting on Adames with Tampa Bay’s first walk. The right-hander received a standing ovation as he walked off the mound and waved to the crowd just before he reached the dugout. Roberto Osuna took over and struck out Yandy Díaz to end the inning before loading the bases with no outs in the ninth.Austin Meadows and Tommy Pham hit consecutive singles, Ji-Man Choi walked and Avisaíl Garcia grounded into a forceout that scored Meadows. Osuna walked Brandon Lowe, reloading the bases, and Hinch brought in Will Harris.Travis d’Arnaud worked the count full, then struck out on a high cutter. Kiermaier grounded to first baseman Yuli Gurriel, who flipped to Harris, who stepped on first for the save.Tampa Bay is hitting .177 with two extra-base hits. Game 3 of the best-of five series is Monday in Florida.“I don’t think there’s a real message,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “They know what’s at stake.”Bregman, who hit a career-best 41 home runs in the regular season, homered off Blake Snell (0-1) leading off the fourth.“It’s just lack of a pitch,” Snell said. “I’m still finding it, still trying to get there. I know I can, so that’s why it’s frustrating.”All seven of Bregman’s homers have come off All-Stars, including two against Chris Sale and one each vs. Trevor Bauer, Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Kenley Jansen.His shot gave the Astros a home run in 27 straight games, extending a franchise record.After Lowe’s error at second gifted Houston two runs in the opener, another error on helped in the seventh. Adames bobbled Gurriel’s leadoff grounder to shortstop, then bounced the throw to first. Carlos Correa doubled and Martín Maldonado blooped a run-scoring single to left.Correa added a two-out RBI single off Nick Anderson in the eighth for a 3-0 lead.Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, sat out from July 22-Sept. 17 after arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in his left elbow. He didn’t get out of the third inning in any of his three September starts, but said he hoped to give the Rays five innings on Saturday. Instead he was lifted one batter after Bregman’s homer, finishing with four hits and a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.“I wish I would have gone deeper,” Snell said. “When you face a guy like that, you want to be out there as long as him.”DAZZLING DEFENSECorrea helped Cole out with a fantastic defensive play to start the game. Díaz led off with a grounder toward Correa, who grabbed the ball backhanded while on the run and spun around for the throw to Gurriel that just beat a sliding Díaz.“It’s stuff that people don’t see, but for me I always say that if you are going to win championships you have to pitch and you have to play defense, and then the offense comes,” Correa said.UP NEXTFormer Astro Charlie Morton, who got the win in the Rays wild-card victory, will start against Zack Greinke. Morton pitched for the Astros from 2017-18 and played a big role in their 2017 World Series title. He won Game 7 of AL Championship Series against the Yankees and Game 7 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium to give Houston its first championship.Morton had a tough time in his last start against Houston when he gave up a season-high six runs in four innings, which tied his shortest start of season, in a 15-1 win by Astros on Aug. 27. Greinke, acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline, went 8-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 starts after the trade capped by a gem in his last start when he came two outs shy of his first no-hitter on Sept. 25 against Seattle.By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Charges laid against woman alleged to have done plastic surgery without licence

first_imgTORONTO – A woman who Toronto police say was an unlicensed plastic surgeon is facing charges of aggravated assault after a woman required corrective surgery after a procedure.Police allege the patient underwent the procedure in the basement of a 19-year-old woman who advertised herself as “Dr. Kitty” in April 2017.Police say within a few weeks the woman developed an infection that required she undergo corrective surgery.A suspect, Jingyi Wang, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault after the patient complained to police.Investigators say if anyone else has similar allegations that they should get in touch with police.Police say they arrested Wang on Friday and she made her first court appearance in Toronto on Saturday.last_img read more

Penton Folds Video Magazine

first_imgPenton Media has folded Digital Content Producer magazine into millimeter, its other video industry magazine. The merger is effective with the April issue.The decision to fold Digital Content Producer into millimeter will “better serve the entire video production industry,” a Penton spokesperson told FOLIO:. No layoffs were associated with the merger, she said.Millimeter’s frequency will increase from bimonthly to monthly and its circulation will jump from 30,000 to 60,000. Digital Content Producer, a monthly, carried a circulation of 57,000. Penton plans to relaunch millimeter’s Web site in July, the company said.last_img read more

UDC African Student Assoc Hosts African Independence Day Awareness

first_imgThe African Student Association at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is scheduled to host an African Independence Day Awareness event on Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW. The event is free and will involve games, fun facts, and refreshments will be served. The African Student Association’s mission is to promote African culture both on and off campus.  For more information, visit eventbrite.com.last_img

Mamata offers to quit as CM party rejects

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Saturday offered to quit as chief minister of West Bengal following her party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls but the TMC rejected it. Addressing her first press conference after the election results were declared, she accused the BJP of polarising the people on religious lines to garner votes in West Bengal. “At TMC’s internal meeting, I offered to leave the chief minister’s post. However, the offer was rejected by the party and I may continue,” Banerjee said. She also raised suspicion over BJP’s stellar poll performance. “This huge victory is not beyond suspicion. It is quite astonishing how opposition is completely wiped out in several states. There has been some setting and foreign powers are also involved,” she claimed. The TMC chief also said that an emergency-like situation was created in the state by the BJP to win the elections.last_img read more

Aeroplan sale price lands at 516 million after post closing adjustments

first_img Share Aeroplan sale price lands at $516 million after post closing adjustments Tags: Aeroplan, Aimia Inc, Air Canada Tuesday, June 4, 2019 MONTREAL — Aimia Inc. says the final price for the sale of Aeroplan to Air Canada has increased to $516 million following the finalization of all financial adjustments after the deal’s January close.Air Canada signed a definitive agreement last November to buy the flagship points program from Aimia, a loyalty analytics company, at an initial price of $450 million in cash. It was increased to $497 million after original adjustments.The airline, which will gain better access to customer data through the deal, also assumed $1.9 billion in liabilities to points holders, partially backed by two banks that offer Aeroplan credit cards.Aimia says it will receive a final payment of $19 million to complete the transaction. It says the post-closing adjustments stem mainly from favourable working capital relative to the target working capital set out in the agreement.The Montreal-based company also says the Canada Revenue Agency has told Aeroplan Inc. following an audit for the 2012 and 2013 taxation years that the program owes $11 million, on top of the $24 million already handed over to Ottawa.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalAimia says it plans to file a notice of objection in the coming weeks. << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Canadian Presslast_img read more