Adam Jones haunts Giants, Bruce Bochy ejected in blowout loss

first_imgPHOENIX — The Giants had vacancies at both corner outfield positions this offseason and under new leadership in the front office, they had the freedom and financial flexibility to fill those spots as they pleased.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi swung for the fences (and missed) with Bryce Harper, took a chance on Rule 5 draft choice Drew Ferguson and attempted to add depth with cost-effective minor league free agents in Gerardo Parra and Cameron Maybin.One outfielder the Giants …last_img read more

New Mandela book released

first_imgConversations with Myself givesreaders a glimpse into the inner lifeof Nelson Mandela. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello HatangInformation communications manager, NelsonMandela Foundation+27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Mandela: a remarkable 92 years • Mandela Day now a global event • World leaders praise Mandela • Mandela’s African tales fight Aids• More than just a celluloid MandelaJanine ErasmusA new book that features writings in former president Nelson Mandela’s own hand has been released internationally in 20 languages, from Turkish to Catalan. The book is available in stores and online from 12 October 2010.Conversations with Myself was compiled by the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue from priceless material held in the elder statesman’s personal archives.Here the reader will get a glimpse of the man behind the leader and international icon, from previously unavailable material such as private recorded conversations, journal entries, interview transcripts and draft speechesThe 344-page Conversations with Myself includes notations on desk calendars, interviews, and letters written to his family during Mandela’s 27 years of imprisonment, 18 of them spent on Robben Island.The book also features an unfinished sequel to his best-selling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, which was co-written with Time managing editor Richard Stengel.“Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings,” says a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, “or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle or conversing with friends”.Neither an icon nor a saintThe book, says the foundation, shows the former president, now 92 years old, to be neither an icon nor a saint, but a person just like everyone else.The foreword was written by US President Barack Obama. “Nelson Mandela reminds us that he has not been a perfect man,” wrote Obama. “Like all of us, he has his flaws. But it is precisely those imperfections that should inspire each and every one of us.”“You have publicly said that you should not be treated as a saint,” concurred struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada, who was present when an advance copy of the book was placed into Mandela’s hands in August 2010. “Because you’ve got shortcomings like all human beings have … but this here is in your own words.”Kathrada added that the publication was unprecedented, because much has been written about Mandela in his home country and elsewhere in the world, but there’s hardly anything available in his own words.“There’s just nothing like it,” he said.“A little more than two decades after I made my first foray into political life and the divestment movement as a college student in California, I stood in Mandela’s former cell in Robben Island,” said Obama in the foreword. “I was a newly elected senator. By then, the cell had been transformed from a prison to a monument to the sacrifice that was made by so many on behalf of South Africa’s peaceful transformation.”Obama wrote that he tried to put himself in the place of the person with that famous prisoner number 466/64, to imagine what it must have been like for him. “I tried to imagine Mandela – the legend who had changed history – as Mandela the man who had sacrificed so much for change. Conversations with Myself does the world an extraordinary service in giving us that picture of Mandela the man.”Published in South Africa by Pan MacMillan, Conversations with Myself is available in hardback, as an audio book, and from as a Kindle ebook. Sales of the book will benefit the Nelson Mandela Foundation./index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1998:more-than-just-a-celluloid-mandela&catid=42:landnews&Itemid=110last_img read more

Superb Proteas demolish England

first_img24 July 2012The South African cricket team scored one of its finest wins ever in the first cricket test against England at The Oval on Monday, triumphing by an innings and 12 runs. It was just the fifth time in history that a team has won a test for the loss of only two wickets.However, none of those previous victories came against a team of England’s stature; Andrew Strauss and company are currently ranked number one in the world.“It’s certainly an extremely proud moment for all of us,” South African captain Graeme Smith said at the post-match presentation.While the Proteas’ batsmen shone, piling up 637 for 2 declared in their only innings, Smith said it was the team’s bowling attack that made the big difference. “All credit to our bowlers, they set the tone for us in this test match and managed to finish it off on a really good batting wicket.”He reserved some individual praise for Hashim Amla, who made 311 not out to become the first South African to score a triple-century in a test match.‘An incredible achievement’“I must give credit to Hash. It was an incredible achievement from him,” reckoned Smith. “For a player of our team to go out and put in a performance like that, we’re extremely proud of him.”Amla, the easy choice for man of the match, was as humble as ever when asked what getting a triple-century at The Oval meant to him. “Obviously, I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to contribute and get a big score like that, but you can never do it alone. Fortunately, I had Graeme and ‘Jakes’ with me to guide me along and that was a lovely experience.”He, too, was quick to credit the South African bowlers for a job well done, saying: “Credit to our bowlers…the wicket was good to bat on, and they put in a fantastic job for us.”England captain Andrew Strauss credited the South African batsmen for their exceptional performances, but said he expected his bowlers to produce much better performances in the two remaining test matches.‘You’ve got to give them credit’“I think we’ve got an outstanding bowling attack,” he opined, “so I think you’ve got to give them South Africa credit for the way they batted, but I still back our bowling attack to take 20 wickets on most wickets, not this one, unfortunately.”After the first day at The Oval, England held sway as they finished play on 267 for 3, with opening batsman Alistair Cook on 114 not out. The following four days, however, belonged firmly to the Proteas.On day two, they captured the remaining seven first innings wickets for only 118 runs, with Cook adding just one run to his overnight score before being bowled by Dale Steyn. Jonathan Trott weighed in with 71 and Matt Prior with 60 as England tallied a very decent 385.There was also early success for England in the South African first innings as James Anderson trapped Alviro Petersen in front for a duck, with the total on one. By close of play, the Proteas had reached 86 for 1.A century in his 100th testOn day three, Graeme Smith became only the seventh player in history to score a century in his 100th test. He made 131 before turning a ball from Tin Bresnan into his pads and onto his stumps. He and Hashim Amla had put on 259 for the second wicket.Matters were not about to improve for England as Jacques Kallis replaced Smith.By stumps, Amla and Kallis had taken the total to 403 for 2 with some outstanding batting. Amla was undefeated on 183 and Kallis on 82.On day four, the Proteas advanced their total to 637 for 2 at tea, which is when Smith declared. Amla was on 311 not out and Kallis on an unbeaten 182. Their unbroken stand of 377 was the third highest by South Africa in test history.England’s bowlers had looked toothless as the South African batsmen dominated them, but it was a different matter when England batted as the Proteas’ bowlers quickly found success.Vernon Philander had Alistair Cook caught behind for a duck and Dale Steyn then had Jonathan Trott caught by De Villiers for 10.Clean bowledAfter working over Kevin Pietersen, Morne Morkel clean bowled him for 16, and Imran Tahir removed England captain Andrew Strauss, caught by Philander, to reduce the hosts to 67 for 4. At the close of play, England had reached 102 for 4.Ravi Bopara was an early victim of Steyn on the final day, but Ian Bell and Matt Prior then stuck around stubbornly and took the total from 117 to 203 before Prior was caught by Kallis off the bowling of Tahir.The new ball was taken and Steyn quickly showed why he is the world’s number one ranked test bowler. With a spell of 3 for 4 in 16 deliveries, he all but ended England’s resistance.He had Bell, England’s top scorer with 55, caught by Kallis in the slips with a beautiful away swinger and then dismissed Broad, caught behind for a duck, after the batsman tried to fend off a short ball. Graeme Swann followed after an 11-ball innings, easily caught in the covers by Petersen for seven.Steyn finished with the excellent figures of 5 for 56.Imran Tahir wrapped it all up when he trapped James Anderson plum in front for four to end with a return of 3 for 63 off 32 overs.England were all out for 240 and 12 runs short of forcing South Africa to bat again. The Proteas had secured their first victory at The Oval in 14 tests.The second test takes place at Headingley, starting on Thursday, 2 August. The Proteas have won their two most recent tests at the venue: by 191 runs in 2008 and by 10 wickets in 2003.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA, Russia eye fisheries cooperation

first_img27 March 2013 South Africa and Russia have signed a statement of intent on cooperation in fisheries. The agreement was one of nine signed between ministers from the two countries in a ceremony in Durban on Tuesday marking Russian President Vladimir Putin’s second official visit to South Africa. Putin is in South Africa to attend the 5th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, which got under way on Tuesday. “As South Africa hosts the 5th Brics summit, there is mounting pressure on us to not just have a talk shop,” said Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. “We have to gear our energy towards ensuring that the agreements that we sign among our partners will be converted into action.” Joemat-Pettersson said the fisheries agreement would benefit South Africa in a number of ways, including building the country’s human capital through training, and combating poaching, which has “major repercussions for the sustainability of our resources”. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the statement of intent “recognises the importance of technical and economic cooperation among developing countries through the exchange of information, experience and research in the field of fisheries”. Currently, South Africa exports no fisheries products to Russia, despite fisheries being a major contributor to the country’s economy. Addressing the media following his meeting with President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, Putin noted that intra-trade between South Africa and Russia had increased by 66.3 percent in 2012. In 2011, total trade turnover between South Africa and the Russian Federation increased by 6.42% in 2009, from US$484-million to $517-million. Source: read more

The pain is soon forgotten

first_imgJeannie and Martin having a welcome ice-cream break along the way. The winners wrapped in their prize: a Basotho blanket. Six happy Freedom Challenge finishers at Diemersfontein in Wellington.(Images: Freedom Challenge)MEDIA CONTACTS • David WaddiloveFounder, Freedom Challenge+27 84 567 4152RELATED ARTICLES• Getting to know a different South Africa• Get bike wise• Exploring bicycle culture in South Africa• Improving lives with bicycles• Bikes for Africa – from bambooLucille DavieLike having babies, you forget the pain, says super athlete Jeannie Dreyer, referring to her astonishing first-place finish in the 2 300km Freedom Challenge mountain bike race. The route starts in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, and ends in Wellington in Western Cape, and takes place at the end of June.Thirty-three-year-old Jeannie, a housewife and mother of two toddlers, crossed the finish line with her husband, Martin, one of South Africa’s top endurance athletes, in just 12 days, five hours and 55 minutes. She broke the women’s record for the race by seven days, and beat 41 men and five women to the finish line. Jeannie averaged an extraordinary 200km each day, sleeping three to four hours a day, except for two days she was off her bike for about nine hours.It was Martin’s third challenge. He set the new record in 2012 when he finished in a mind-bending 10 days, 16 hours and 40 minutes. This meant that he averaged 230km a day, sleeping three hours for the first three nights, then two hours for the next three nights, then catnaps until the finish. Martin, 45, is an exceptional athlete: he has won the 120km, three-day Dusi Canoe Marathon seven times, as well as a string of other canoe races. He has also distinguished himself in multi-discipline adventure races, both in South Africa and abroad.“It was wonderful. Nothing compares to it as far as mountain bike racing goes. No event gets close,” Jeannie enthuses. “It puts life into perspective, and shows you what basic things you need to survive.” The biggest mental challenge was the daily distances they covered, she says, with her relying entirely on Martin to indicate the day’s route. This meant she had to set small goals for herself each day.The trail takes participants up and over several of South Africa’s most remote and beautiful mountain ranges, and across the endless semi-desert Karoo, into the winelands of the Cape. It is done in June, the middle of winter, which means that conditions include blizzards and snow, fierce wind, and below zero temperatures. Riders face an overall ascent of 37 000m over the 2 300km, and have 26 days in which to finish. Finishers don’t get a medal or monetary prize, just a warm Basotho blanket.Support stations are positioned every 100km, where riders get meals, a bed and a chance to wash their gear. Ahead of the race they submit two-litre tubs containing anything extra they want for the event, which are sent to the support stations. Other than that, they carry everything they need on their backs. They are not permitted to carry a GPS, and must rely only on maps and written directions from the race organiser, David Waddilove, who is based in Wellington.Started in 2004Waddilove started the race in 2004, after he ran the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, and then ran all the way to Pietermaritzburg, where he then ran the Comrades Marathon, a 90km race between that city and Durban. He ran 60km a day, taking 42 days to get to Pietermaritzburg.The following year he ran the Comrades with his brother. After the race, the two cycled back to Paarl, then pulled out kayaks and paddled the four-day 212km Berg River Marathon. This became the Extreme Freedom Challenge; 11 people have completed it over the past nine years. In 2009, Waddilove changed the format slightly, replacing the Comrades Marathon with what he calls the Dusi Trail Run, an 80km run from the outskirts of Durban to the periphery of Pietermaritzburg, largely along the banks of the Umgeni River.“While I was running I had a lot of time to think about things. It became clear to me that the route could not easily be travelled on foot but would work well as a mountain biking route,” he says. And that’s how the Freedom Challenge, or Race Across South Africa, came about: “In 2004, when South Africans were celebrating 10 years of freedom, the Freedom Challenge was born.”Waddilove has tried to include has many places of historical or geological interest as possible. Riders take the route ridden by General Jan Smuts and his commando in 1901, on the run from British forces during the Anglo Boer War or South African War, of 1899 to 1902. They also pass through the site of the Battle of Stormberg.The trail cuts through 4.5-billion years of geological time and six plant biomes. It follows historical migration routes, and riders experience different local languages and cultures along the way. They stay in huts, or hunting lodges, eating anything from pap and maroch, to venison pie. “This while riding through some of the most visually spectacular parts of the country,” adds Waddilove. In total, 149 people have signed up for this awesome adventure.Impressive record of racesJeannie has undertaken and won, or finished in the top three, in an impressive record of races – from canoeing and running, to some of the country’s most challenging mountain bike events. One is the Cape Epic, an eight-day, 800km bike race in Western Cape, with some 15 000m of climbing. It attracts some of the world’s top riders. She came second, together with her team.Most days on the Freedom Challenge would start with Jeannie asking her husband where they were going. He would point to the immediate mountain, then to the next, then the next, then say: “That blue mountain – we’re going over it.”The first 500km of the race takes riders to Rhodes in Eastern Cape, and can be done as a complete ride, called the R2R, or Ride to Rhodes. The Dreyers did it in two-and-a-half days. Jeannie says they pushed hard to get there, and she felt it. Her knee was aching but a chiropractor in Rhodes worked on it, and she tied it up with a buff to carry on. That knee settled down but then the other one became painful. She took a bit of recovery time, but then just forgot the pain, she says.It was hard carrying a backpack for 15 hours – it took its toll on her buttocks and groin, she says. She eased the groin discomfort by wearing a pair of seamless tights underneath her cycling shorts, which gave her immediate relief.Like any long-distance athlete, Jeannie worked through the physical discomfort. “Both these discomforts played on my mind and there were times I thought if I don’t sort this out and it gets any worse I may not be able to finish – although pulling out of Freedom was not an option. I read this just before we left: ‘If you decide beforehand you’re not going to quit then everything else is easy.’”Jeannie’s endurance is reflected in some of her tweets during the race: “The most insane 19hr day. Just had to suck up the discomforts and vasbyt [persevere] like I’ve never done before.” And “Don’t ever think yesterday was hardest because today is. Another day of beautiful pain! 15hr Cambria to Willowmore.” And “Stettyn’s made me cry today but flip did it make the finish even more sweet! A life journey I will reflect on forever.”Stettyn’s is the sting in the tail of the race: it’s a 10km portaging trail up a mountain pass, on the last day of the race. Bikes have to be swung up on the shoulders as they cannot be pushed – there is just no path on the boulder-strewn way up to the top. Once at the top, there is another 30km to the finish.Jeannie tweeted: “Had some serious lows and some incredibly beautiful highs (on the trail & emotions) … but this is one AMAZING ADVENTURE.”Great admirationMartin has great admiration for his wife. He describes how the two of them cycled up the gruelling Swartberg pass in Western Cape, outside Prince Albert, then into Die Hel (Afrikaans for The Hell), a lush, isolated valley between two mountain ranges, and up the other side. The path out of Die Hel is a steep 1km hike, with bikes on backs.They came through at 2.30am, in the pouring rain, and were soaked to the skin. By the time they reached the support station Jeannie was on the point of hyperthermia, explains Martin. The Dreyers had hot showers, breakfast and their gear tumbledried, and were soon on their way again.He stresses that he never gave her any help, such as carrying her backpack, except for helping one another over tall fences. “This was her race. She said when we got up, how long we would stop at a station. I just gave her the options.”He adds that the 2012 race was the hardest he had ever done in his life, but this year was “her adventure”. “She was great, the best companion I could have had. She added such huge value although she never knew what she was getting into. Her value was the colour, the companionship, the love of my life right next to me. She was always positive and vibrant.”Jeannie says she is keen to do the race again. “I would love to go back, to ride hard and enjoy the luxury of the support stations.”Change a Life AcademyMartin is involved in the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. Here he is passing on his skills and experience to previously disadvantaged youngsters, and has already achieved some impressive results.In 2009, 10 of his paddlers came in the top 36 positions of the Dusi Canoe Marathon, and in 2010 one of his paddlers came third. In 2011, nine finished in the top 23 places. He has diversified to mountain bikers for his protégés, and entered four teams in the inaugural Dusi2C bike race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban this year. They achieved four positions in the top 20 places.Different combinationsThe Freedom Challenge is open to 60 riders every year, and now offers a package of different combinations for those who find 2 300km a little too daunting. Besides the 500km R2R, which can be done as a non-stop event in June, there is a supported version done in September when it is warmer. “It is quite feasible that this will extend further with a 1 000km non-stop ride from Rhodes to Cape St Francis using international randonneurring rules,” says Waddilove.He also organises individual tours of the route for those who want to take in sections of the ride, staying at the accommodation establishments he has set up over the years. Some 200 people do this each year. He has plans to extend the race north to Beit Bridge, and further, to Mount Kilimanjaro, in a ride that would start in Cape Town, and end in Tanzania.It’s a big ride, but Waddilove has even bigger dreams. “And then there is, of course, a big screen, big sky feature documentary that is crying out to be made about the route, its people and those riding it.”The Freedom Challenge has given back to the communities that support it every year. It initiated and raised the first R500 000 towards the Gerard Bengu Gallery at Centocow Mission in KwaZulu-Natal. Close to R1-million has been raised for the Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund for pupils living along the trail. The race has also initiated the Mehloding Heritage Day Festival, which is likely to become a major Eastern Cape event, he says. “Perhaps one could say of the Freedom Challenge that, while focusing on its key goal of developing a mountain biking trail across Southern Africa, it has become a vehicle for social change.”But for the riders it is much more. “Riders travelling the trail have spoken of how it has afforded them a valuable and positive insight not only into this country, but also into themselves,” concludes Waddilove.last_img read more

Doing the Dusi – in wood and canvas canoes

first_img27 November 2013Early on Friday morning a hardy band of 16 canoeing enthusiasts will set off on a four-day journey from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, following the original Dusi Canoe Marathon route and paddling replica canvas and wood craft of the same design used by Dr Ian Player when he won the inaugural Dusi in 1951.The Dusi Canoe Marathon is one of the world’s largest canoe marathons and an iconic South African endurance sporting event.The Commemorative Dusi Canvas Journey was started by paddling stalwart John Oliver in 2002, with the intention of replicating the pioneering feats of the race’s founders, right down to the construction of canoes made exactly to plans used in the 1950s.Boat builderAnton Venter, one of the race’s staunchest supporters, has fine-tuned the skills needed to build these boats from suitable timber and canvas, and is able to supply the replica craft to keen paddlers from around R1 500, roughly 25% of the cost of a simple modern fibre-glass craft.The Canvas Dusi participants wear the typical 1950s uniform of khaki shorts and shirts. Those who have done at least one Canvas Dusi get to add a leopard skin band to their hats in memory of the first Dusi when Ernie Pearce, one of the Dusi’s most important historical figures, cut up a leopard skin carpet at home and added it to his hat.The four-day adventure has seen a gradual turnover in personnel since it was first run in 2001, with more and more younger paddlers joining the trip.“In the beginning it was just a bunch of us old ‘balies’,” Hugh Raw, one of the Canvas Dusi’s most passionate supporters, said this week. “It is great to see the younger paddler joining us, like the Wright brothers, which helps to bring down the average age.”Annual eventThe race is run on the first weekend in December to coincide with the good water releases for the two-day 50 Miler race, which is a major build-up race to the Dusi Canoe Marathon in February. However, it does mean that the first and last days of the Canvas Dusi trip are often paddled on low rivers.On the final stage from Molweni to Blue Lagoon in Durban, the paddlers will not carry their craft over the notorious Burma Road portage, but instead face up to the big rapids on the paddle around.“Peter Peacock [a former Dusi winner] has started shooting the big stuff in these wood and canvas canoes, which have open cockpits with no splash covers,” said Raw. “Last year I shot Island One and Two Rapids following Peter’s lines and we both made it!”Typically, both rapids are studiously avoided by the Dusi paddlers of today.“These wood and canvas craft can be quite hard work to maintain and they don’t have a very long lifespan,” Raw added.“If you pick up a rip in the canvas, that’s quite easy to fix because you can patch it with contact adhesive. But when you break one of the wooden ribs in the boat, then they become quite weak.”Support crewThe 16 paddlers, accompanied by a support crew of four, now stay overnight at the Mfula Lodge operated by John Graaff from the Mfula Store premises, close to the halfway point of their journey.Day One will take them to Yellow Rock, close to the first overnight stop of the normal Dusi Marathon. Day Two overnights conveniently at Mfula Store, while the third stage ends at Molweni, below the Inanda Dam wall, and the final stage on Monday ends at Blue Lagoon in Durban.“It is a totally social trip, and we all stay together and help each other out whenever necessary,” Raw explained.“We did lose one of our number last year. He somehow got lost on the Guinea Fowl portage and we were enormously relieved to see him stumbling out of the bush several hours later. But generally speaking the group that starts is the same group that will finish the trip in Durban.”2014 DusiThe Dusi Canoe Marathon, which takes place from 13 to 15 February 2014, is focussing on the pioneering feats of the characters who started the race 63 years ago and profiling the contributions that icons like founder Dr Ian Player, Ernie Pearce, Graeme Pope-Ellis and Robert Lembethe made in helping the famous race become what it is today.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Pelvis x-ray

first_imgDefinitionA pelvis x-ray is a picture of the bonesaround both the hips. The pelvis connects the legs to the body.Alternative NamesX-ray – pelvisHow the Test is PerformedThe test isdone in a radiology department or in the health care providers office by an x-ray technician.You will lie down on the table. The pictures are then taken. You will change your body to other positions to provide different views.How to Prepare for the TestTellthe health care provider if you are pregnant. Remove all jewelry. You will wear a hospital gown.How the Test will FeelThe x-rays are painless. Changing position may cause discomfort.Why the Test is PerformedThe x-ray is used to look for:FracturesTumorsDegenerative conditions of bones in the hips, pelvis, and upper legsWhat Abnormal Results MeanAbnormal results may suggest:Pelvic fracturesArthritis of the hip jointTumors of the bones of the pelvisSacroiliitis (inflammation of the area where the sacrum joins the ilium bone)Ankylosing spondylitis (abnormal stiffness of the spine and joint)RisksThere is low radiation exposure. However, pregnant women and children are more sensitive to the risks of x-rays.ReferencesRogers LF, Taljanovic MS, Boles CA. Skeletal trauma. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 46.Shah A, Busconi B. Hip, pelvis, and thigh: Hip and pelvis. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 21, section A.advertisementReview Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer proves Man Utd record breaker: We want to entertain

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer proves Man Utd record breaker: We want to entertainby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’s happy to be breaking records at Manchester United.Paul Pogba scored twice while Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku also netted to stun Bournemouth.And Solskjaer is only the THIRD United boss in history to win his first three games in charge.He declared: “We want to go attacking. We’ve been at home two games and have to entertain the crowd.”You have good players, they want to learn, improve — I just want to do my bit.”We created some great chances — some fantastic attacking football.”That’s what the fans want to see and the players are enjoying themselves.” last_img read more

10 months agoINSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Alba furious with Barcelona over Rabiot offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba is upset over the way he’s been treated by management.Alba has made it no secret over his frustration regarding a lack of progress in new contract talks – and adding to his anger is Barca’s move for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot.Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito, “Jordi Alba is having a terrible time because they are going to sign Rabiot, a huge player who is liked by Real Madrid. “He sees that he is going to be paid €10m a year. He has been asking for a renewal for a long time and his anger is bursting.” last_img read more