Spurs dealt huge setback with £55m star Lo Celso out until October with hip injury

first_imgTOTTENHAM have been dealt a blow as new midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is out of action until late October with a hip injury.It was confirmed on Tuesday that the Argentine had flown back early from international duty after sustaining the knock.2 The Betis loanee is yet to start for SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyLo Celso was hurt during his country’s 0-0 draw with Chile on Thursday night but the injury was initially deemed a minor one.Speaking to reporters after the Los Angeles friendly, he said: “My problem was only a blow, it is not something to worry about.”But the club’s official statement confirmed: “He will now undergo a period of rehabilitation and is expected to return to training with the first-team towards the end of October.”Lo Celso, 23, arrived on transfer deadline day on an initial loan from Real Betis that Spurs are set to make permanent for £55million.Manager Mauricio Pochettino has staggered the midfielder’s introduction into the team and afforded him just three appearances off the bench since arriving.But there is a growing hole in the centre of Tottenham’s midfield with Lo Celso’s absence.Most Read Football NewsTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Arsenal, Man City and Everton scores this weekend and win £100Tanguy Ndombele missed the games with Newcastle and Arsenal due to a thigh problem while Eric Dier has also been carrying a hip knock.Elsewhere on the pitch, Juan Foyth is out for the rest of the month with an ankle injury and Kyle Walker-Peters has a thigh issue.Next up for Spurs is a home game against Crystal Palace once the international break ends, before a trip to Olympiacos in the Champions League.2Spurs agree £55m transfer fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso after missing out on Philippe Coutinholast_img read more

POMRFL completes preliminary finals

first_imgIn the U19 division finals today, Brothers beat Paga Panthers 16-12 while Defence beat West 6-4.Brothers will meet Defence in the grand final.For the A grade men’s, Brothers were too strong for Souths winning 30-20. The other game saw Royals edge out Kone Storms 14-12.Brothers will play Royals in the grand final.The one women’s preliminary final today between Paga Panthers and Royals was won by Royals 20-16.Royals will lock horns with Souths in the grand final.last_img

Trukai Fun Run auctions set for March 16,17

first_imgTrukai Industries Ltd and the PNG Olympic Committee Inc. have confirmed the annual fundraiser with the Lae auction scheduled for Wednesday March 16 at the Lae Yacht Club, while the Port Moresby auction will be held at the Royal Papua Yacht Club the following day on Thursday March 17.    The business community and partner organisations in the two major centres are expected to attend the Fun Run T-Shirt auctions over the two days. The actual Fun Run will be held on June 26 in Port Moresby, Lae and other centres throughout the country.  Funds raised this year will support Team PNG to the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil in August.  The PNG Olympic Committee has been running the event for over 30 years with Trukai being the major sponsor since 2000.Last year close to half a million people took part in 16 provinces. In Port Moresby, it was held after the Opening Ceremony of the Pacific Games on July 5, 2015.last_img read more

POM basketball ready for proper season

first_imgWith six participating teams slipping in through to the season proper of the 2016 PMBL starting this weekend, there will be more slam dunks and loop flash with aggressive body contacts on the courts as the 2016 grand men’s basketball league gets underway.The six franchised teams in the competition are Moni Plus Tamaraws, KSS Flames, Saints, Exodus, West Jokers and Chariots who have now been registered and ready for the proper season.The season will tip-off on Sunday at the Taurama Aquatic Centre at 3pm in what will be a grand final re-match of the 2015 season when Moni Plus Tamaraws and defending champions KSS Flames battle in the season opener.The draws for this weekend are as follows;1st game- 3pm- Moniplus Tamaraws vs KSS Flames2nd game -5pm-Saints vs Exodus and3rd game 7pm- West Jokers vs Chariotslast_img read more

Blackhawks coming up for Hunters scalp

first_imgThe team has plenty of NRL experience across the park, capably lead by Captain Glenn Hall who has 220 NRL games under his belt.Joining Glenn in the front row as Hooker is Anthony Mitchell, who has also played 39 games in the NRL for three teams – the Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys.Other NRL representatives in the Blackhawks lineup include Jahrome Hughes (Gold Coast Titans) and Jonathon Reuben (Sydney Roosters).To add to the hype, the Blackhawks have in their arsenal Ex PNG Kumul, Rhyse Martin and ex-Hunter, Willie Minoga.This will set up one of the biggest matches for the 2016 Intrust Super Cup competition with another sell-out of 15,000 fans expected at the National Football Stadium.The Blackhawks will arrive this Saturday. Meanwhile, Hunters coach, Michael Marum is expected to name his side by tomorrow for the Round 6 clash.Picture courtesy of Intrust Super Cuplast_img read more

PNGs Taekwando beaten by Britain in Olympics

first_imgWalkden is the 2015 Taekwondo World Champion and is housemates with fellow Great Britain Taekwondo athlete Jade Jones who has already won gold at these Rio Olympics.With Samantha stepping on the mat as an underdog, she was competitive in defeat especially going against a taller opponent with a far greater reach advantage.Unfortunately Samantha was slayed by her more experienced opponent beating her in a more dominant match.last_img

Guevara: “It is to be happy, but not satisfied”

first_img– Defeat against Villarreal. “More or less we are turning it around. It was a hard blow because it was a match against a direct rival and despite making a great first half we missed killing the game before. In the end Villarreal has great players and they turned him around. But it is time to correct and get up and think about Ceuta. ”– Come back again. “If I realize something in Primera, it is that in the highest category any rival can trace you. Despite that, by our style we always go straight for the opponent and go out to hurt the opponent, and it is clear that we have many facets of the game yet to be polished. What we have to do is give continuity to the first good parts we do. ”-Get up with the Cup. “After losing you always want to be able to play to turn it around. Now it’s time to stop the league and focus on the cup, in which we have high hopes and hopes. It is an attractive new format for doing beautiful things. ” -Balance first round. “You can always do better, and after not closing the first round with victory, it seems that the overall feeling is not so positive. But we are aware that we can do even better, and I remain that we all know what style of play we play and believe, and also hooks. It is to be happy, but not satisfied. ”-Problems in Anoeta. “The word is not a concern, because we always want to win at home to give it the joy it deserves. I think he is in the day to day improvement. We do many things well, but we have certain facets of the game that we can polish more to continue aspiring to the positions of above ”.-In Ceuta they will play on artificial grass. “It is true that the type of grass can condition. But we have to focus on making a good game and then the type of field cannot be an excuse. ”-Cup Hunger. “The attitude we must have is that of the day of the Becerril. It is another official match to which we want to give all the importance it deserves. We will analyze them with one more match, because it has a very great importance. ”-Attractive format. “I think it gives us that option of trying to play a good role. But it is also given to other teams. This year we want to make a great competition and if possible give a good joy to the fans ”. Ander Guevara has appeared this noon to analyze the news of the Real society, from the assessment of the first round to the second round of the Copa del Rey in Ceuta.last_img read more

Joan Jordán, doubt for the Bernabéu

first_imgJordan accumulates 1,668 minutes distributed in 25 games between all competitions this season. In addition, he has scored two goals and distributed two assists. First setback for Lopetegui ahead of Saturday’s visit to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. Catalan midfielder Joan Jordán is awaiting evolution due to a strong blow to the left orbital bone, fruit of a clash that occurred in the Copa del Rey match against Escobedo last weekend.Despite the coup, Jordan was able to continue on the artificial turf of Eusebio Arce and completed the match with which Sevilla closed his qualifying pass. Starting in the center of the field in recent games, his loss would mean a change of plans for Lopetegui, which would have to place at the core to Óliver Torres or Franco Vázquez, players who have preferred to place in more advanced positions throughout the course.last_img read more

Ruibal left the Ciutat de Valencia with eleven points

first_imgThe action left an image of sportsmanship between both teams when the physiotherapists of the Levant and their medical staff did not hesitate to jump to the lawn of Orriols to serve the players of the rival team. So much so that it was they who took care of Omeruo. Ruibal was attended by Lahm, doctor of Leganés, and Carlos Carballo, physiotherapist of pickles.When both players recovered they received the ovation of the Ciutat de Valencia in another gesture of sportsmanship that Omeruo and Ruibal thanked. So much so that Omeruo asked Juan Domínguez, the equipment’s usher, to give away the jacket he was wearing (stained with blood) to the sector of the Ciutat de Valencia that applauded him, as Alberto Iranzo, photographer of As. Aitor Ruibal, extreme right of the Leganés, left the Ciutat de Valencia with eleven stitches on the eyelid from his right eye the result of an accidental clash with his partner, with Kenneth Omeruo. The Nigerian central took the Catalan ahead in an action already in the second part that ended with the Spanish grogui and almost five minutes of intervention. Omeruo I only need three staples to cut the bleeding in the forehead.last_img read more

Manchester City will train in the Wanda Metropolitano

first_imgThe Manchester City coach usually does a session the morning of the game and will perform it at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. And he has also decided that he will do the training on Thursday, the day after the game, also at the Atlético stadium, after exercising to travel back to Manchester. Pep Guardiola has chosen to take his Manchester City to Atlético Stadium the morning of the match against Real Madrid. The City will be exercised on Wednesday morning at the Wanda Metropolitano to prepare the latest details. On Tuesday afternoon, the official UEFA Champions League training will take place at the Santiago Bernabéu, as well as the official Pep Guardiola press conference.last_img