Friday, 19 October, 2018

Sporting chief offers to quit to halt player exodus

Bruno Fernandes and Gelson Martins the latest Sporting CP players to request contract termination Arsenal news: Gelson Martins wants to join as Sporting receive second bid
Sidney Guerrero | 12 June, 2018, 22:15

Dost joined Sporting Lisbon in 2016 from German Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.

Arsenal could sign Gelson Martins for nothing as the winger has submitted a request to terminate his contract after Sporting Lisbon rejected a second £26m bid from the Gunners, according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo.

Sporting Lisbon President Bruno de Carvalho has offered to stand down if key players withdraw their threats to leave the club in protest at his behaviour which some say amounted to psychological violence. They all claimed "just cause" in emails sent to the commission.

Carvalho, Fernandes and Martins are all presently with the Portuguese national team in Russian Federation, along with goalkeeper Patricio, and they have claimed "just cause" in disassociating themselves from the Lisbon club.

Sporting endured a tumultuous 2017-18 season on and off the pitch, and the Liverpool Echo's Ian Doyle reported on Martins' decision to rescind his contract weeks after supporters attacked players at a training camp. Police detained more than 20 suspects in the hours following the incident.

Arsenal news: Gelson Martins wants to join as Sporting receive second bid

The players responded by posting a joint statement defending their commitment to the club and questioning the manners of De Carvalho, saying he should support them as their "leader".

The Lisbon club are now in turmoil as the result of a rift between the squad and both the club's president Bruno de Carvalho and a radical group of supporters.

Football fans can get very angry and whilst the anonymous trolls on social media can be annoying and hurtful it's still a lot safer than the very real problem that Sporting players had to deal with when they were attacked by 50 fans at their training ground.

Ronaldo and Co will be accustomed to their surroundings having arrived in Russian Federation at the weekend as they stepped up their preparations for their World Cup opener.

Fissure 8 dominates eruption with lava fountains, flows
The eruption has spewed out enough lava to fill 45,400 Olympic-sized pools since it started, the US Geological Survey said. The other half of the residents in a more vulnerable area are allowed back during the day if conditions are safe.

Recommended

  • Macedonia agrees to new name after 27-year dispute with Greece

    He added that Macedonia would take a new "compound name with a geographical denominator", without spelling out the name. Following the latest round of discussions, Macedonia is now set to be known as the Republic of Northern Macedonia .
    Nipah virus contained, no need to run away from it: Ashwini Choubey

    Nipah virus contained, no need to run away from it: Ashwini Choubey

    On reports of several people returning from Kerala to West Bengal fearing the virus, he said, "Our entire team is in place". However, the minister said that monitoring of persons who were in the contact list would continue.
    OMG - Priyanka Chopra Met Nick Jonas' Family So You Know It's Real!

    OMG - Priyanka Chopra Met Nick Jonas' Family So You Know It's Real!

    They first came together when they posed for photos on the red carpet together in Ralph Lauren designs at the 2017 Met Gala. Now, according to the latest reports, the actress has accompanied Nick to his cousin's wedding ceremony.
  • Tesla to Cut 9% of Workers Across Company

    Tesla to Cut 9% of Workers Across Company

    Musk referenced "a company-wide restructuring", which was reported last month by Electrek . Tesla has been burning cash nearly continuously since it was founded 15 years ago.
    Uber and Lyft's next big thing? Electric scooters you can rent

    Uber and Lyft's next big thing? Electric scooters you can rent

    Other firms vying for permits include Spin, LimeBike, Bird, Razor , Scoot, Ofo, Waybots, CycleHop, Ridecell, and USSCooter. The permits allow a maximum of five companies to operate 500 scooters each in San Francisco for a yearlong pilot program.

    Trudeau expresses support for North Korea efforts, won't engage on Trump's comments

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland first announced "dollar-for-dollar tariffs" against the USA on May 31. President Donald Trump's trade tariffs on Canada are sparking retaliation.
  • IL officer saves 1-year-old seen running on highway

    IL officer saves 1-year-old seen running on highway

    Anthony Mannino stop his patrol auto on the right side of a busy highway, just behind where the young boy is running. Mannino told WBBM-TV that he at first thought he spotted a stray dog, but then his parental instincts took over.

    Police Engaged In "Hostage Taking" Standoff With Armed Man In Paris

    The man reportedly asked to speak to the Iranian embassy to deliver a message to the French government, Reuters reports . A police source said the hostage-taker initially hit one person who was able to escape.
    Anthony Bourdain's death resonates around the world

    Anthony Bourdain's death resonates around the world

    My husband half-jokes that he married Sophia Loren but ended up with Jean-Claude Van Damme", the 49-year-old wrote in the article. Bourdain met Argento in 2016 while shooting an episode of Parts Unknown in Rome. "He was my love, my rock, my protector".
  • 'We want them all': Terence Crawford is just getting started

    'We want them all': Terence Crawford is just getting started

    Horn beat the count, but Crawford unleashed another barrage and referee Robert Byrd called a halt at 2:33 of the round. Terence Crawford outclassed Jeff Horn to win the WBO welterweight title in dominant fashion in Las Vegas Saturday.

    Legendary Brazilian tennis player Maria Bueno dies

    Bueno, who spent most of her competing as an amateur, held the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966. She reached the finals at Wimbledon two more times, only to lose to Court in 1965 and to Billie Jean King in 1966.
    New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies

    New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies

    Including the last, unnamed villain, it would appear as though Insomniac is inching toward the reveal of their own Sinister Six . Swing freely through Marvel's New York City in epic action set-pieces filled with a rich narrative and relatable characters.

Warriors’ Kevin Durant can see himself retiring at age 35 Warriors’ Kevin Durant can see himself retiring at age 35 Kevin Durant , look what he did for us a year ago , he did us a great service, so he's earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants.

Police operation over hostage situation in Paris The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments. Police would not immediately confirm whether the person holding the hostages was armed or describe the nature of his demands.

Homeowner's association issued gator warning before attack Homeowner's association issued gator warning before attack One thing hampering the search is divers can't go into the water until the alligator is captured, Engle said. A passerby saw Matsuki's with her dogs near the shoreline about 9:45 a.m.

Shock loss to Scots will worry England, says Australia's Agar Shock loss to Scots will worry England, says Australia's Agar Former Durham and Warwickshire batsman MacLeod said Scotland's first global cricket win over England was a "massive statement". England captain Eoin Morgan put on a fearless face saying the shock reversal will act as flawless preparation for the series.

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Bishop Juan Barros Over Chilean Abuse Scandal Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Bishop Juan Barros Over Chilean Abuse Scandal After he returned to the Vatican from that trip, Francis sent the Church's top sex crimes expert to Chile, to investigate further. Bishop Juan Barros looks on as Pope Francis leaves at the end of a mass at the Lobito beach in Iquique, Chile January 18, 2018.

'Built in India', Uber Lite is 'designed for the world' 'Built in India', Uber Lite is 'designed for the world' The app is made keeping in mind emerging markets, and India is the first place the company has chose to launch it. Uber Lite is a simple version of the rider app that saves space, works on any network, and on any Android phone .

Vietnam detains 100 after protests turn violent Vietnam detains 100 after protests turn violent Footage of the unrest was aired on the state TV channel with a red cross drawn across it, indicating the authorities' disapproval. A draft law would allow foreign investors to lease land in special economic zones for up to 99 years.

Amazon under fire due to "harsh" working conditions Amazon under fire due to Amazon said it found two of the violations-excessive overtime and use of agency staff-during an audit of the factory in March. Meanwhile, Foxconn "works hard to comply with all relevant laws and regulations", according to the same Reuters report.

Freedom Planet Is Officially Coming To Nintendo Switch This Autumn Freedom Planet Is Officially Coming To Nintendo Switch This Autumn Nintendo's not fixing what isn't broken, and I suspect the loyal Nintendoites out there will appreciate them for it. That means we'll likely see new games announced for the year ahead, as well as new games announced for 2019, too.

E3 2018: GameCube Controllers Work In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate For Switch E3 2018: GameCube Controllers Work In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate For Switch This includes mildly different character designs, new final smash attacks and more expressive facial expressions for everyone. Nintendo says that the show will focus on Switch releases for 2018, but we might see some 2019 titles and 3DS games as well.

Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow Fortnite Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow However, counsellor Steve Pope, who is treating the girl, warned it could be a "gateway" into further addictions in later life. Her parents also noticed payments totalling more than £50 a month were being paid to Microsoft from their credit card.

Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week The forward said it "wasn't the time nor the place" to explain where he would be playing next season. But he told a news conference: "I apologise - I am really very sorry".

Dairy farmers back Trudeau; says U.S. aims to 'wipe out' Canadian industry Dairy farmers back Trudeau; says U.S.  aims to 'wipe out' Canadian industry Trump said it was snapped as they waited for changes he'd requested to the communique he ended up pulling out of. Trudeau had said Canadians "are polite, we're reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around".

CBI seeks Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi from Interpol CBI seeks Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi from Interpol The consent clause is whether a person's approval is sought before the process to ascertain his or her nationality has started. The report claims that MEA is yet to push for extradition in the case as it is waiting for request from relevant authorities.

Spain manager Julen Lopetegui announced as Real coach Spain will face Iran and Morocco in Group B after the challenge of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in their opener on Friday. Real Madrid have announced that Julen Lopetegui will take over as Real Madrid manager after the World Cup .