Barca’s Arthur to Join Juve for £66m

first_imgJuventus have reached an agreement to sign Barcelona midfielder Arthur at the end of the season.The Brazil international will join Juve for 72m euros (£66m) – with 10m (£9m) in add-ons.The 23-year-old, who joined Barcelona from Gremio on a six-year contract in 2018,has made 72 appearances for the Spanish champions. Juve’s 30-year-old Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic will move in the opposite direction on a five-year deal.Pjanic will join Barcelona for 60m euros (£54.9m), with a further 5m (£4.6m) in add-ons.Juve are four points clear at the top of Serie A as they chase a ninth consecutive title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse comes back, down 2 sets, to beat Iowa State 3-2

first_imgThe Orange controlled the lead thereafter. They went up 12-11 and won the fourth set 25-21 on another Ebangwese kill. The fifth set was almost all SU. Syracuse ended on an 8-3 run to win 15-9. Once again, Ebangwese recorded the set-ending kill.Despite the hot start for Iowa State, and the cold one for SU, both teams finished with similar hitting percentages. SU got their percentage up to .202 on the match while the Cyclones’ fell to .236.Ebangwese led the way for the Orange with 15 kills while redshirt senior Amber Witherspoon and sophomore Yuliia Yastrub both had 11. Freshman Polina Shemanova, who before the game was on a streak of four straight 20 or more kill games, recorded eight.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s next game will be its home opener as the Orange start ACC play against Georgia Tech on Friday at 7 p.m. Comments Published on September 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu In the third game of Syracuse’s (4-4) three-game weekend, SU defeated Iowa State (7-6), 3-2, after coming back from two sets down. The win comes after the Orange beat Wyoming in five sets Friday and dropped a match to Iowa in five sets Saturday.In the first two sets Friday, Syracuse struggled. The Orange recorded a sub .100 in each set, while Iowa State hovered above .300, winning the first and second sets 25-18 and 25-16, respectively. The Orange improved in the third set. It traded the lead with the Cyclones until the score was tied, 20-20. A big kill by senior Santita Ebangwese gave SU a 21-20 lead and SU hung on to win the set 25-22. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager

first_imgDavid Moyes (2013-14)512791553 Source: BBC Ryan Giggs (caretaker, 2014)421150 Louis van Gaal (2014-16)10354252452 Jose Mourinho (2016-18)14484322858 Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2018 – present19142374 ManagerPlayedWonDrawnLostWin ratio % Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract.The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final.“This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long term,” Solskjaer said.“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.“The last few months have been a fantastic experience.”When Solskjaer took charge, United were sixth in the Premier League and 11 points off the top four.But they have lost only once in 13 league games since – at Arsenal this month – and are now two points behind the London club, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Solskjaer’s appointment was “richly deserved”.“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” he said.“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club.”Solskjaer became the first United manager to win his first six league games, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby.United reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014 when they overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit thanks to a stoppage-time penalty at Paris St-Germain this month.Solskjaer’s assistant Mike Phelan still has a contract with Central Coast Mariners in Australia, although it is anticipated he will also stay on at Old Trafford.The Solskjaer effectSolskjaer is United’s fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.Ferguson led the club to their 20th top-flight title and David Moyes was earmarked as the Scot’s long-term successor. He was awarded a six-year contract but was sacked in his first season.Former Netherlands and Barcelona boss Louis van Gaal left after two seasons in charge despite winning the FA Cup in his final game.Mourinho delivered League Cup and Europa League success in his first season, and a Premier League runners-up spot in his second.This season, United’s points tally was closer to the bottom of the league than the top, when Solskjaer – who started his coaching career as reserve team boss at Old Trafford – returned.The team had scored only 29 goals in their opening 17 Premier League fixtures under Mourinho while also conceding 29, with many fans critical of the Portuguese’s style of football.A thumping 5-1 victory in Solskjaer’s first match at Cardiff – where he was relegated from the Premier League during an eight-month spell as manager in 2014 – immediately raised morale.That was swiftly followed by victories at Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea with a return to a more attacking style of play.last_img read more