Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos gives hope to Arsenal and Tottenham over summer transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal and Tottenham have been heavily linked with Ceballos (Getty Images)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 CityAdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t want them [Real Madrid] to sell me,’ Ceballos told Onda Cero.‘But I want to enjoy myself and feel important, wherever that may be.‘I have a bit of experience and I believe that next year will be my best year.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Jun 2019 8:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Dani Ceballos has hinted his future could be away from Real Madrid (Getty Images)Dani Ceballos admits he doesn’t want Real Madrid to sell him this summer but has not ruled out the prospect of joining Arsenal or Tottenham on loan.The 22-year-old started only 13 games in La Liga last season and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.Reports in Spain claim that Madrid would be open to a loan deal with both Arsenal and Tottenham heavily linked with a move for the midfielder.Ceballos has been one of Spain’s standout performers during their European Under-21 Championship campaign this month and the midfielder has suggested that he could be leaving Madrid for a temporary spell.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos gives hope to Arsenal and Tottenham over summer transferlast_img read more

Indy 500

first_imgThis weekend is the annual Indianapolis 500.  Unless you like Indy car racing, I would be willing to bet that you can’t name 10 drivers in this years field.  It sure wasn’t that way 30 years ago.  In those days, the whole month of May this race was the focus of most sports programs not only in the United States but around the world.   Today you are lucky if it appears in anything besides the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Media.Where are the Foyts, Unsers, Andretti’s (there is Marco who is still racing), Mears, etc.?  I haven’t looked at the complete list for this year, but when I glanced at it there were only about 5 names that I knew.I will still watch it on Sunday, but not with a lot of enthusiasm.  Even Jim Nabors is no longer there.last_img read more

Pochettino praises Spurs character

first_img “The character is very important, to show and fight in every action,” Tottenham manager Pochettino said after Sunday’s game. “We are playing the right way and when you arrive in a different club with different players you always need time to try and put your philosophy on the squad. “I am happy with the players, we are showing the character we want and we got the reaction we want. “We have a lot of good players and young talent and players like Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane are very important to us.” Kane’s header had given Spurs a fourth-minute lead but Swansea created plenty of chances either side of Wilfried Bony’s 48th-minute equaliser – the Ivorian’s 20th Premier League goal in 2014 – without managing to make them count. However, even though Swansea had the opportunities to get something out of the match, Pochettino felt Spurs were good value for the three points which takes them above their opponents in the table. “In football you need to score and we deserved to win because we scored. In the last few games we deserve more and didn’t score,” he said. “We deserved more in the first half but then we conceded a goal and Swansea pushed us. “We defended deep and maybe Swansea played better in this period, but in the last 10 minutes we were always alive.” Swansea manager Garry Monk pinned the blame for a second consecutive defeat on individual errors. Poor marking gave Kane the chance to profit from a corner before substitute Jazz Richards’ careless clearance allowed former Swansea defender Ben Davies to set up Eriksen’s low drive from 20 yards. “It is sickening, two individual errors have cost us and we were not clinical enough,” Monk said. “We could have scored a number of goals and didn’t. The second half was one-way traffic and if it had been a boxing match it would have been called off. “We lost it more than they won it and I do not know how we did not win it. It is very hard to take. “It is an injustice, but football can be cruel at times and we have to learn from that.” Monk was unhappy that Spurs forward Erik Lamela went unpunished for what he saw as several poor challenges, including a swinging arm which left Swansea’s Jefferson Montero prostrate on the floor in the first half. “Lamela had six or seven fouls and was not punished for any of them, which is strange,” Monk said. “I asked the fourth official did their player touch the ball at any time? “I don’t think he did but that is not the reason we lost.” Spurs had to defend for long periods at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday but Christian Eriksen’s 89th-minute winner secured a 2-1 victory which took Pochettino’s men into seventh place in the Barclays Premier League. Danish midfielder Eriksen also claimed a 90th-minute winner at Hull last month, which came just weeks after Spurs had struck twice in the final six minutes to win 2-1 at Aston Villa. Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s fighting spirit evident in their backs-to-the-wall win at Swansea is proof that Spurs players are buying into his philosophy. Press Associationlast_img read more

RBC Canadian Open: Matt Kuchar, Scott Brown share lead; Brandt Snedeker 1 back after 60

first_img RBC Canadian Open: Keegan Bradley in clubhouse lead after brilliant 7-under 63 Snedeker’s 60 was the lowest 18-hole score in tournament history at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. He carded eight birdies and one eagle on the par-5 4th hole.Jumping the leaderboard. 📈@BrandtSnedeker heats up with an 🦅 on No. 4.#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 7, 2019The mistake-free round was also the second lowest on the PGA Tour since the start of the 2017-18 season. Who holds the record for the lowest? Snedeker, as well, at 59. He’s the first player since 1983 to have one round of 59, 60 and 61 on the PGA Tour. Related News Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown share a spot atop the leaderboard at the RBC Canadian Open but there was another golfer who had an even more impressive outing.Brandt Snedeker shot 10-under 60 to climb into a tie for third place (11 under). He is joined by Nick Taylor. Snedeker credited his work on the greens.“I think it’s my putting. When I get hot, I feel like the hole is a beach ball to me,” Snedeker said after his round, via “I’m not scared about going low. I realize these days don’t happen very often. So it almost gets me more excited if I feel like it’s going that way.”Kuchar also fared well heading into the weekend. He had one blemish at the par-4 7th but otherwise finished with eight birdies to go 7-under 63.Brown matched Kuchar’s Round 2 score to join him in first place (12 under).Brown, who is searching for his first win since the 2013 Puerto Rico Open, said it was due to his iron play. He had an eagle on the front nine and five birdies on the back.”Just a lot of good iron shots,” Brown said, via “Kind of was feeling it with the irons and had a lot of good looks for birdies most of them.”Webb Simpson sits in fifth place (10 under), Adam Hadwin follows in sixth (9 under) and Mackenzie Hughes, Henrik Stenson and Graeme McDowell, among others, make up the sizable tie for seventh (8 under). McDowell, at one point, was in control of the leaderboard after he fired off three birdies. But two bogeys on his back nine pushed him back down the standings.New leader @RBCCanadianOpen. @Graeme_McDowell has now rattled off 3 birdies in a row to get to -8. 🐦#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 7, 2019Dustin Johnson, the 2018 RBC winner, is in a tie for 33rd place (4 under) with the likes of Brooks Koepka. U.S. Open 2019: Notable Thursday-Friday groups, tee times at Pebble Beach Tiger Woods re-enters top 5 of world golf ranking Surprisingly, the two top golfers in the world were just above the cut line (2 under).Some notable names not making it into the weekend are Russell Henley, J.B. Holmes and Sergio Garcia.last_img read more