Real Madrid deny splashing €160m to sign Hazard from Chelsea

first_imgReal Madrid have dismissed claims from the Belgian press that they paid a total of €160m to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea a year ago, reports Marca.Advertisement Promoted ContentRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect JobWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Reports from Het Leatste Nieuws and La Derniere Heure say that the total payments emanating from Los Blancos was €160m due to the accounts of his former clubs Chelsea, Lille and Tubize in Belgium. Loading… center_img Read Also: Suarez agrees to join Juventus from Barcelona – reportHazard netted just one goal across 22 appearances in his debut campaign in Spain, although Madrid ended up winning their first league title in three years.The Belgian international suffered a fracture to his right distal fibula during the 1-0 La Liga loss at Levante in February – just a week after he returned from a similar three-month layoff, summing up a difficult campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The club are insistent they paid €100m for the Belgian international, who has suffered a difficult first year in the Spanish capital due to multiple injuries and a loss of form.last_img read more

McGaha outruns Red River Tour foes at 281

first_imgJosh McGaha banked $1,000 for his Monday night Red River IMCA Modified Tour feature win at 281 Speedway. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)By J.M. HallasSTEPHENVILLE, Texas (May 28) – Josh McGaha’s $1,000 checkers at 281 Speedway capped a big Memorial Weekend of racing for the Red River IMCA Modified Tour“Man, it was good,” the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier exclaimed following the Monday night victory. “The car pretty much drove itself. We made a call at the last minute af­ter seeing track take some rubber and get some grip to it.”“We got lucky enough to draw the front but I feel like we still had a good car,” he continued. “After last night and all the bad luck, I’ll take it however I can get it. It was fun.”Eric Tomlinson was the runner-up and third was Heart O’ Texas Speedway tour winner Tyler Ste­vens. Chris Elliott and ‘B’ feature winner Clay Money rounded out the fast top five.After a series of early yellows, McGaha quickly checked out while Tomlinson and Stevens swapped second. A mid-race caution erased McGaha’s big lead but gave him open track for the restart.He sped away from Tomlinson while Stevens continued to hound Tomlinson for second. As the white flag waved, McGaha had rebuilt his big margin and cruised to the checkers.last_img read more

Central Aroostook ousts GSA boys in Class C North semifinals

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 BANGOR — For the first time in five years, there won’t be a sea of maroon traveling from Blue Hill to the Cross Insurance Center for Championship Saturday.The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team fell to a 60-58 overtime defeat against Central Aroostook in Friday night’s Class C North semifinal showdown. The defeat came as the Eagles erased a 12-point second-half deficit to take a three-point lead before falling just short in the added period.“We did what we needed to do, but it just didn’t happen for us tonight,” GSA head coach Dwayne Carter said. “We showed a lot of effort in coming all the way back and giving ourselves chances. That’s all you can ask.”Although No. 4 GSA (18-3) got out to a 5-0 lead on a 3-pointer from Caden Mattson and a jumper from Teague Smallidge, Central Aroostook responded with eight of the next 10 points to pull ahead by one. The Eagles went up 13-10 late in the half on a triple from David Gadsby, but the Panthers scored the next five points to lead through one quarter of play.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTop-ranked Central Aroostook (16-4) then pushed its lead to 23-15 with an 8-2 run to begin the second quarter. Although GSA pulled back within one possession on a 3-pointer from Mattson and a pair of free throws from Austin Snow, the Panthers finished the half on a 7-2 run to reestablish their eight-point advantage entering the break.Central Aroostook scored six of the first eight points to begin the second half before GSA used an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to 40-37. Then, with the Panthers leading by seven early in the fourth quarter, Milos Sujica scored the next 14 GSA points to give the Eagles a 51-50 lead.With 3 minutes, 8 seconds left to play, though, GSA’s momentum came to a halt as Sujica fouled out of the game. The two teams would go to overtime tied at 55, and Central Aroostook outscored the Eagles 5-3 in the added period to come away with the win.Sujica, who had 18 points to lead GSA, was joined in double figures by Caden Mattson (13 points) and David Gadsby (11 points). The exchange student from Serbia had been sidelined with a hand injury for four straight games prior to returning for the Eagles’ quarterfinal win over Fort Fairfield on Tuesday, and even then, there were doubts as to whether he would be able to play.“We played [Tuesday at 2], and he got his cast off at 11 that day,” Carter said. “He sacrificed all season for us and was really athletic and really hard to guard. … He’s been great for us, and he’s also an awesome kid.”GSA had come agonizingly close to winning the game in regulation after Central Aroostook threw away an inbound pass in the final seconds. On the ensuing play, Mattson sidestepped a defender and put up a 3-pointer that, for a few seconds, gave Carter a flashback to Jarrod Chase’s state championship-winning triple against Winthrop in 2017.“It sure looked like it was going in,” Carter said of Mattson’s shot, which rolled off the back of the rim as the clock hit zeros. “I had visions of Jarrod’s shot again.”Jacob Carvell led Central Aroostook with 24 points, and Josh Thomas added 15. Brayden Bradbury, a career 1,000-point scorer who praised the GSA defense for its toughness and ability to “clog the lanes,” contributed seven points as well as 13 rebounds and six assists.Jacob Carvell led Central Aroostook with 24 points, and Josh Thomas added 15. Brayden Bradbury, a career 1,000-point scorer who praised GSA for its defensive toughness and ability to “clog the lanes,” contributed seven points as well as 13 rebounds and six assists.“I was a little mad that they put 55 points on us in regulation, for goodness’ sake,” Central Aroostook head coach Jason Woodworth said. “We played good defense, but you’ve got to give GSA credit because they played well and played tough. It just happened to be our night tonight.”GSA will lose Šujica, Mattson, sixth man Austin Snow and bench players Gage Astbury and Ryan Mullen to graduation. Yet with Gadsby, Smallidge and starter Michael Moon set to return, Carter’s team should remain a formidable one in 2020-21.“If you look at our bench, we were still pretty young,” Carter said. “This will hurt, but I think it will fire them up to work hard and come back even better for next year.”center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Latest Postslast_img read more