Remy joins Chelsea

first_img Remy said on www.chelseafc.com: “I feel very happy and very proud. “When I heard Chelsea wanted to sign me I said ‘let’s go’ straight away because they are one of the best clubs in the world. “I remember the amazing atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when I played there for Marseille and I can’t wait to play for the first time in front of my new fans.” It is understood Chelsea, triggering the release clause, are paying £10.5million for Remy, who had looked set to join Liverpool earlier this summer. The proposed switch to Anfield broke down following a medical, but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said of the 27-year-old on Saturday: ”The information we have from specialists in different areas is he doesn’t have a problem to play football.” Remy came through Lyon’s youth academy and, after a loan spell at Lens, moved on to Nice and then Marseille, from whom he signed for QPR in January 2013. He scored six goals in 14 games for Rangers that season, but was unable to prevent them from being relegated from the Barclays Premier League. He made a swift return to the division in 2013/14, spending the campaign on loan at Newcastle and scoring 14 goals. Striker Loic Remy has joined Chelsea from QPR on a four-year deal, the two clubs have announced. Press Association Remy then featured in QPR’s first two games this term as they made their top-flight comeback, but was missing from the squad for Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Sunderland as the completion of his move to Chelsea drew near. He also sat out Rangers’ Capital One Cup game earlier in the week, meaning he will be eligible for his new club in all competitions. It was reported on Saturday evening that Arsenal had made an enquiry about Remy, but interest had been withdrawn by Sunday. Meanwhile, AC Milan announced on Sunday that Torres’ switch to the San Siro was complete, with him having signed a contract through to June 2016. Milan were poised to complete a second signing from Chelsea late on Monday, confirming that midfielder Marco Van Ginkel had arrived in the city. “Dutch midfielder Marco Van Ginkel arrived at the Milan-Linate Airport at 22.40 local time,” the club said on their website. No details about his move were given, but it is expected the 21-year-old will join on a season-long loan. Remy becomes a Blues player after they activated a release clause in the France international’s contract. He arrives at Stamford Bridge as Fernando Torres departs, with the Spain frontman having gone to Italy to join AC Milan on a two-year loan. last_img read more

Syracuse falls in 2nd round of ACC Tournament to North Carolina

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.educenter_img After defeating No. 8-seed Georgia Tech to advance to the second round of the ACC tournament, Syracuse’s run was halted. On Friday, the No. 9-seed Orange (13-12, 5-9 Atlantic Coast) were dominated by No. 1-seed North Carolina (27-1, 14-0) in a 4-0 rout.The match was moved indoors to the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in Durham, North Carolina due to weather. No. 56 Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were quickly dispatched by No. 7 Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham, 6-1, after going down a break to start. Shortly after, a tornado warning suspended play for about 45 minutes.Once play resumed, the UNC pairing of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford finished off Sonya Treshcheva and Guzal Yusupova 6-2, with head coach Younes Limam once again opting to split up Treshcheva and Golubovskaya (who was paired with Dina Hegab). The Orange’s losing streak in doubles now extends to 10 games with the last coming on March 15. Masha Tritou, playing at fifth singles, was the first to fall. After starting tied 1-all, Tritou would not win another game against No. 118 Aney, losing 6-1, 6-0. No. 97 Ramirez went down two breaks early to No. 14 Daavettila and lost the first set 6-3. Ramirez struggled in the second set as Daavettila won 6-0.North Carolina clinched the match at first singles. No. 13 Knutson jumped out to a 4-2 lead up a break, but fell in the first set 6-4. As with Ramirez and Tritou, the second set did not feature a winning game for the Orange as Knutson also fell 6-0. The remainder of the matches went unfinished.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe No. 30 Orange now have to wait until April 29 to see if they will receive an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

‘Hard Knocks’ Episode 2 recap: Antonio Brown bares soles for Raiders watchers; Jon Gruden swears he’ll change

first_imgThe 2019 Raiders were destined to be featured on “HBO’s Hard Knocks.” With coach Jon Gruden and wide receiver Antonio Brown continuing to headline the team’s training camp drama, the 14th edition of the NFL Films documentary series is already among the best. From hearing the late John Facenda again recite “Autumn Wind” during the opening credits to listening to the legendary Brent Musburger call the team’s action, the preseason sounds and sights have made for compelling reality sports television. The people want @CrosbyMaxx.@TPAIN | #HardKnocks pic.twitter.com/2PBlSE3ANQ— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 14, 2019We got Doss-edThe silver lining of Brown not being around is the fact the Raiders were able to give undrafted rookie wide receiver Keelan Doss more of a look. Doss has been a star in camp, getting raves from everyone, and his visibility spiked by catching that TD from Peterman.Doss grew up in the Raiders’ backyard in Alameda, Calif., and then played at nearby UC-Davis, not exactly a football powerhouse. “Hard Knocks” couldn’t have scripted a better feel-good storyline of a player’s unlikely journey.Doss is well positioned to make the team behind Brown, former Charger Tyrell Williams, fifth-round rookie Hunter Renfrow and former Cardinal J.J. Nelson. MORE: How NFL teams have fared after appearing on ‘Hard Knocks’After each of the five episodes this season, Sporting News will recap the best, worst and the most bizarre of what the team has to offer from its camp in Napa, Calif., as it prepares for its final season in Oakland. Here is our review of the second episode.’Hard Knocks’ Episode 2 best moments, highlightsMove over, “Knock on wood.” Don’t mistake that camp motto with Gruden preferring to becoming BFFs with some of his players instead of wanting “BFE” from all of them. Gruden expanded on the latter letters in his opening speech: “Better Execution” with a certain colorful adjective between the two words.Hint: Despite declaring “I gotta quit cussing” later in the episode, Gruden, from beginning to end (spoiler alert), did the exact opposite of that.Burn, AB, BurnJust in case we weren’t grossed out by seeing Brown’s frostbitten feet on his Instagram feed the first time, HBO showed them once more, with sick feeling. Then Brown had to talk about the burns needing to be leaked, relating the necessary relief to what happens when one sits on a whoopee cushion. At least that gave us closure to one Browntroversy before he opened another by sitting out practice because of his since-failed helmet grievance.To Gruden’s credit, he kept it positive and non-profane in summing up his wait for Brown.”Has anyone seen my friend Antonio Brown? I wish he was here,” the coach said.So do we, Jon. On the next “Hard Knocks” …. that wish comes true.Peeling back the curtain on @AB84’s peeling feet.#HardsKnocks is streaming now on HBO. pic.twitter.com/pViQL7gBuY— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 14, 2019Silver and ‘Blackened’When the NFC champion (expletive) Rams came to town for joint practices ahead of the teams’ preseason opener in Oakland, things got a little overheated. Enter a Metallica classic to provide a fitting fighting soundtrack. Get that sound editor an Emmy. Hey, Peterman!Gruden was ridiculed for wanting to sign backup quarterback Nathan Peterman, who was overexposed as a young passer with the Bills. Gruden had no problems jabbing Peterman for being too casual in his first Raiders camp, comparing him to a “house mouse.”Awakening the Peterman within#HardsKnocks | @NatePeterman pic.twitter.com/4cTWAZ89fV— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 14, 2019Gruden, however, pushed the right buttons with Peterman. When the coach chewed out Mike Glennon, Peterman’s main competition for No. 2 duties, for throwing two awful interceptions in the game against the Rams, Peterman had extra motivation. He took advantage by executing an impressive scoring drive with a 50-yard run and a short touchdown pass.After seeing what he wanted from Peterman — fight and fearlessness — Gruden had his told-ya-so ready: “That’s my guy right there.”Bearing the BucknerDefensive line coach Brentson Buckner has head-coaching potential, and he showed some of it with his unbiased treatment of first-round defensive end Clelin Ferrell, who was having trouble with accountability in one practice.”Until you get the balls to do what we do every day, we ain’t gonna be nothing but average-ass players,” Buckner told his whole group. Ferrell or not, there’s no coddling on “Hard Knocks.””Be what he called you to be!”@faithbeforefame | #HardKnocks pic.twitter.com/vVvoXY58ej— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 14, 2019Maxx (T-)PainSpeaking of rookie defensive ends, fourth-rounder Maxx Crosby had his screen time deservedly expanded. The edgier Texan version of Gronk was a hit early in the episode when he got his veteran teammates to move with his attempt to cover a T-Pain song and then painlessly went to finish his sleeve tattoo. Then came the true hurting when Crosby suffered a broken right hand against the Rams.The good news is the injury wasn’t serious and the recovery is expected to be speedy. The Raiders should have the high-effort pass rusher back at full strength in time for the regular season.last_img read more