Man Utd Cleared in Pogba Deal

first_imgFIFA has cleared Manchester United but opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus over Paul Pogba’s world record transfer, football’s governing body announced yesterday.The France midfielder returned to United in a deal worth more than $111 million in August 2016 from the Italian giants.In May, FIFA began an inquiry into the move, requesting information about the headline transfer from United. But in a statement FIFA confirmed that while United was in the clear of any wrongdoing, it was taking action against Juventus.“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC.“We can also confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United,” the statement said.It added: “As proceedings are ongoing please understand we cannot comment further at this stage.”Pogba’s move came under particular scrutiny amid reports the player’s agent Mino Raiola would earn some 49 million euros from the deal.Raiola is suspected of a conflict of interest, as he was at the time agent for Pogba, Juventus and Manchester United.In May, French website Mediapart, quoting the Football Leaks documents, claimed: “Pogba in reality cost 127 million euros to Manchester United with 49 millions going into Raiola’s pockets and only 78 millions into Juve’s bank account.”According to the investigative site, Raiola “didn’t appear to let Manchester United know that he was also working for Juventus,” an arrangement that is outlawed under English rules.Pogba, 24, started his career with United but made just three appearances in the Premier League before heading to Italy, after an apparent falling out with then manager Alex Ferguson.He flourished in Serie A, winning four league titles with Juventus between 2012 and 2016.Pogba appeared in the 2015 Champions League final, which Juventus lost 3-1 to Barcelona.At the same time, the powerful midfielder made himself a mainstay of the French national team.He made his debut in March 2013, just a week after his 20th birthday, in a World Cup qualifier against Georgia.He also featured as part of the 2014 French World Cup squad and was named the tournament’s best young player.Pogba’s performances at the 2016 European Championship helped attract the attention of his former club Manchester United, under new manager Jose Mourinho.Last season he helped propel United to a first ever Europa League title, scoring in his team’s 2-0 victory over Ajax in Stockholm on May 25.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

AFCON 2017: Ghana favourites to host – Jawula

first_img“Egypt actually didn’t really constitute a threat because of aspects of political instability. To host the Nations Cup your country must be politically stable,” said Lepowura in an interview with Joy Sports.“Against Algeria, I think they will not be able to take the competition away from us because they have their own problems in the North African sector. And the fact that a number of North African countries have pulled out so many times will not give CAF the confidence to give the competition to another North African country.”Lepowura Alhaji Jawula says Ghana stands a good chance winning the bid to host the competition because of its intense lobbying.“If you put us against Gabon, what I can say is that it will not be realistic to give the competition to Central African countries three times in a row,” the administrator said, referring to the hosting of the Afcon in the sub-region in 2012 (Gabon and Equatorial Guinea) and in the most recent edition.“There are so many things that will work for us so I’m optimistic we will win the bid to host the competition.”   Ghana submitted a bid to host the tournament in 2017 after initial host Libya was hit by political crises. A member of Ghana’s bid committee for the AFCON 2017 tournament, Lepowura Mohammed Nurudeen Jawula, remains optimistic about hosting the tournament.On Monday, Ghana’s chances were given a boost after Egypt officially pulled out of hosting rights but the North African giants threw their weight behind Algeria’s bid. With the final decision to be made on April 8, Ghana now has Algeria and Gabon to beat for the right to host the prestigious African football tournament.last_img read more

Statement from Clippers President Andy Roeser on Donald Sterling’s TMZ recording

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Andy Roeser, president of the L.A. Clippers, today issued the following statement:“We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered. We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would “get even.” Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them. He is also upset and apologizes for sentiments attributed to him about Earvin Johnson. He has long considered Magic a friend and has only the utmost respect and admiration for him–both in terms of who he is and what he has achieved. We are investigating this matter.”last_img read more

Jeremiah Dupuy, 32, Wellington: June 30, 1981 – April 26, 2014

first_imgJeremiah Dupuy, 32, of Wellington died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his home in Wellington.Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9 a.m., until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to help with funeral expenses and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. For further information please visit Steven Dupuy was born the son of Brian Dupuy and Traci (Bredengerd) Billups on June 30, 1981 in Satanta, Kansas. He graduated from the Haysville High School in 1999. Jeremiah was a tow truck driver, cabinet maker, and currently was a maintenance man at the Chisolm Trail Motel in Wellington. Jeremiah was very mechanical and enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together. He loved spending time outdoors fishing and was a good natured guy.Jeremiah is survived by his father, Brian Dupuy and his wife Patricia of Augusta, KS, and his mother, Traci Billups and her husband Bob of Wichita, KS; brother, Clint Billups of Wichita, KS, and a sister, Kelly Billups of Wichita, KS; step brother Tony Blunck of Wichita and step sister Samantha Sanger of Goddard; grandmothers, Linda Bredengerd of Wichita and Dalene Charles and her husband Dave of Wichita; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Glen Bredengerd and Loren Dupuy.last_img read more