Cheapest season ticket for West Ham

first_img Should other clubs rise to Clarke’s challenge, they will need to reduce their prices from those announced for next season. Stoke are advertising an “early bird” deal for 2015-16 at £294 while adult fans in the uppermost section of Manchester City’s South Stand will be able to pay as little as £299. West Brom are the one Premier League team still to announce season ticket prices for next season. This season saw prices frozen for the third season running, with the cheapest adult pass priced at £349. Adult season tickets in Bands 1 and 2 will drop slightly for 2016-17, to £899 and £799 respectively, while Bands 3 and 4 will drop around a quarter to £599 and £499. Disabled season tickets will also be cut, with places in Band 4 down around 45 per cent to £250. Vice-Chairman Karren Brady told “We have always said that the move to our magnificent new stadium would be a game changer for West Ham: a chance to increase revenue, invest in the team and improve our performance on the pitch, but crucially without putting an extra financial burden on the supporters who already come to watch every home match. “Today’s announcement proves that we have kept our promise.” The announcement was welcomed by Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation. Clarke said: “The FSF strongly believes that top-flight clubs should use their newly-signed media deal to cut ticket prices for both home and away supporters. “We hope that other clubs follow suit and reduce ticket prices across the board, as West Ham United have done. “West Ham United have thrown down the gauntlet to other clubs – who can offer the cheapest season ticket prices in the top-flight?” Press Association West Ham will introduce the cheapest adult season ticket in the Premier League when they move to the Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 season. While there will be a small rise in prices for next season, the Hammers’ last at Upton Park, they will fall significantly with the move to the club’s new 54,000-capacity home – which coincides with the start of the Premier League’s lucrative new television deal. Changes will include a new Band 5 season ticket costing £289, the equivalent of £15.20 per game, and an under-16 season ticket priced at £99. last_img read more

Agent: Balotelli staying with Reds

first_img Press Association Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will remain at the club next season, according to his agent Mino Raiola. The Italy international’s first season after a £16million move from AC Milan was a flop with just four goals – only one of which came in the Barclays Premier League – and he was top of a list of names the club reportedly wanted to offload this summer. However, Raiola insists the 24-year-old is staying where he is. center_img “We have talks with Liverpool and he will stay,” he told Sky Sports. “I spoke many times with the club and they were happy with his input as a professional.” Asked whether the striker and manager Brendan Rodgers had adapted to each other over the course of the season, Raiola added: “I think Mario did, I cannot talk for Brendan Rodgers. “Obviously we’re pretty confident it’ll happen next year.” Balotelli did not feature in Liverpool’s final four matches of the season, with his last appearance in the 1-0 defeat at Hull signifying the end of their challenge for Champions League qualification. last_img read more

After being sidelined by lengthy injury, redshirt senior Graves looks to make up for lost time

first_img Published on September 20, 2012 at 2:49 am Contact Melissa: While most kids his age were coloring or learning to spell, Griff Graves ran his first 5K.“I remember him saying, ‘I ran about a mile before, but I’m not sure how long this 5K is,’” Sandy Graves, his mother, said. “I knew the distance, but all he had to know was to run.”He was 6 years old then.Graves, now 22, is still running as a member of the Syracuse men’s cross country team. The redshirt senior and the Orange will run at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster at 5 p.m. Friday in Ohio.But his running career was almost cut short in 2009 when he suffered an injury that would sideline him from cross country for two years. Graves got out of bed and felt a pop in his left hip halfway through the track and field season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“After it popped it hurt a little, I worked out that afternoon, it still hurt, but I was able to get through the workouts,”Graves said.Ignoring the pain,Graves finished the rest of the season.While training in summer 2010 for cross country, Graves noticed his hip getting worse.“My hip started to get tighter and tighter as the season went on, and I couldn’t get my knees up for a press off,”Graves said.Noticing the obvious difference in his performance, head coach Chris Fox decided to redshirt Graves for the 2010 cross country season until someone could figure out what was wrong with his hip.In April 2011, Graves took an MRI and the doctors found he had a snapped labrum that would require surgery.Graves’ father, Tom Graves, was on a trip with his wife to Atlanta,Ga., when his son called and told them the news.“As much as I’d hate to say, it was kind of a like-father-like-son thing,” Tom Graves said.Graves’ father was a cross country runner at Auburn University. He injured his heel sophomore year and it took two years before he could compete again.Graves’ didn’t know it yet, but he would be out for a second year too.In surgery, doctors found he had a bone spur and a torn ligament in addition to his torn labrum.The pop Graves heard that morning was the sound of his ligament snapping. His injury got worse as he added more stress to it.Graves never expected the news. But he didn’t let the additional recovery time deter him from running again.“There were definitely times where he might have been frustrated, but he never gave up,”Graves’ younger brother, Dusty, said. “He kept up with all the things he needed to do to recover.”Graves woke up early each morning to go to the pool and swim. He used a stationary bike to strengthen his hip muscles and completed his day’s rehabilitation in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center.On an average day, Graves said he put in about four hours of rehabbing.John Oliver, director of operations for the cross country team, assures the program never considered dropping Graves. Oliver believes Graves’ assets, even while he was injured, were worth more than losing him.“When you have a guy like that, you find it’s better to stick with him because he brings a lot more to the table than what you see,” Oliver said.At the start of the 2012 season, all eyes were on Graves’ return. He did not disappoint.In the first invitational of the season,Graves finished second overall and was the top finisher for SU.While Graves is modest about his victory, he is confident he has more left in him.Said Graves: “Syracuse has been so supportive with keeping me here, so now I hope I can do what they’ve kept me here to do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Stars Group to publish Sky Bet business report on 17 September

first_img Submit Share Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 Updating the market, the governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will publish a ‘business acquisition report’ (BAR) related to its $4.7 billion takeover of Sky Betting & Gaming on Monday 17 September 2018.The report will include Sky Betting and Gaming’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018 as well as further pro-forma unaudited financial statements.Assisting the publication of its BAR document, Stars Group governance will host a conference call and webcast on 17 September (8.30am Eastern Time) to discuss the reports content, metrics and further relevant information.The Stars Group intends to issue a further news release on 17 September containing supplemental information which will be discussed during the scheduled conference call.Publishing its 2018 interim results, the Stars Group governance disclosed that the TSX operator had restructured its corporate accounting framework to reflect the group’s future enlarged capacity preparing to incorporate the assets of Sky Betting and Gaming.last_img read more

Inaugural Basketball Africa League postponed over coronavirus

first_imgThe start of the first season of the Basketball Africa League has been postponed because of coronavirus fears.The first BAL campaign was due to start in the Senegalese capital Dakar on 13 March, and no new date has been given.The new professional league, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation and the NBA, is set to feature 12 African club teams.“Following the recommendation of the Senegalese government regarding the escalating health concerns related to the coronavirus, the BAL’s inaugural season will be postponed,” said BAL president Amadou Gallo Fall.“I am disappointed we are not able to tip off this historic league as scheduled but look forward to the highly anticipated launch of the BAL at a later date.”Organisers say the safety of fans, players, teams and employees is their priority and that the situation will be monitored prior to announcing another start date in the future. As of 08:00 GMT on Wednesday, there were two confirmed cases of the disease in Senegal.Sporting events around the globe have been hit by the coronavirus but the BAL becomes the first major African event to be postponed because of the outbreak.Elsewhere, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has banned handshakes between football players before the start of matches.The TFF said it is following advice from the Ministry of Health against handshaking as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus in the country.On Tuesday, photos showed President John Magufuli exchanging a foot greeting with an opposition leader instead of a handshake. There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tanzania at present, with all suspected cases having tested negative so far.last_img read more

Real Madrid completes signing of Chelsea star Eden Hazard

first_img👉 #WelcomeHazard— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) June 7, 2019Hazard has been a long-term target for Madrid and hinted after last year’s World Cup he planned to leave Chelsea.But the 28-year-old stayed at Stamford Bridge for another season, helping the Blues to Europa League glory with two goals in the 4-1 final victory over Arsenal in Baku. Related News Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay, we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.”The memories he leaves us with will not fade. He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously.”He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with. We look forward to welcoming him back to Stamford Bridge in the future.” After that game, he again suggested he had played his final game for Chelsea and that has proved to be correct.The former Lille star helped Chelsea win two Premier League and Europa League titles, as well as an EFL Cup and FA Cup during his seven years with the Blues.He joins Madrid as part of Zinedine Zidane’s squad overhaul that has already seen Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao and Luka Jovic move to the Santiago Bernabeu.Thank you, @HazardEden10! 💙#ThankYouEden— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 7, 2019Chelsea said the deal is subject to Hazard passing a physical with Madrid but wished the forward well on his move. Eden Hazard has completed his highly anticipated move to Real Madrid from Chelsea.The Spanish giants confirmed the signing of the Belgium star to a five-year deal on Friday.center_img Neymar ruled out of Copa America with ankle injury U.S. billionaire Rocco Commisso completes purchase of Serie A team Fiorentinalast_img read more

BIH football team gathers today

first_imgBiH Football team, which started rallying on Sunday, will have today at 5 p.m. their first training before the match with Latvia, which will be played on 7 June in Riga, reports Fena.Seven players, Boris Pandža, Mensur Mujdža, Toni Šunjić, Jasmin Fejzić, Haris Medunjanin, Ivan Sesar i Edin Višća have already arrived, and 13 of 22 players will attend today’s training.Other players will come to Sarajevo after they finish duties to their clubs, and all players will be available for trainings by 3 June.During 10 days of trainings they will play a match against U-21 team on Friday, 31 May at 7.30 p.m.last_img read more

Wellington National Honor Society inducts 24 new members at Sunday’s ceremony

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School held a National Honors Society program Sunday at the auditorium. Twenty-four new members were inducted.Former Wellington High School Principal Dale Liston was the guest speaker. Liston served as principal through the 2000s retiring in 2012.Liston, a former head football coach at Friends University, spoke to the students about the importance of setting realistic goals.Those inducted to the National Honor Society were: Madison AdamsBailey AltendorfPayton BakerEmily BaumRyleigh BuckAddyson DeJarnettBaylee DeJarnettAmy DiverMadison FosterAbby GoodrumAlexis HinmanJerrod HuckDylan JonesJaylynn LunaAllison McCueShelby McNamaraMcKenna OathoutConnor PhelpsJared ShieldsDietra SoberSkyler StrubleJake WaltonPeyton WithamNoelle Wright.They will join current members: Mikala Bradbury, Skylar Brand, Jade Dry, Maggie Fink, Kindyl Krueger, Kierstan McCracken, Katie Pape, Julia Peck, Rebecca Pinkerton, Cajen Shore, Shayna Templeton, Connor Church, Parker Daugherty, Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Chase Easterly, Shelby Hamel, Andrew Horn, Avery Lewellen, Abbie McComb, Hunter Reynolds, Katie Rosenthal, Natasha Smith, Houston Sober and Holly Wright.Luke Smith, NHS coordinator, was the emcee for the event. Julia Peck provided entertainment. Peck, Krueger, Defore, McCracken and Horn introduced the members.To be part of the NHS a student must maintain a certain GPA and uphold a certain code of conduct.More pictures of the ceremony can be found here:last_img read more

Wellington receives 3.2 inches of rain in past 24 hours

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — According to the Sumner Newscow rain gauge, Wellington received 3.2 inches of rain in the past 24 hours!As of July, 3.6 inches have fallen on our heads. We had 2.6 inches of rain in June. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

PSG see off Monaco to seal fifth straight League Cup

first_imgBordeaux, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain claimed their fifth consecutive French League Cup title as an Edinson Cavani double helped them ease to a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Saturday’s final at Bordeaux.The Uruguayan gave PSG an eighth-minute lead from the penalty spot after a lengthy delay for a video assistant referee review, before Angel Di Maria beat Danijel Subasic at his near post to make it two and Cavani completed the scoring late on.Kylian Mbappe was a constant menace and perhaps the difference between the two sides, as his current team beat his former club for the second successive final after last year’s 4-1 victory.The capital club’s win also extended their all-time record amount of League Cup crowns to eight and stretched their winning streak in domestic Cup competitions to 40 matches since a French Cup defeat by Montpellier in January 2014.The holders were awarded a spot-kick after only four minutes, as Polish centre-back Kamil Glik brought down Mbappe.After a three-minute wait for the decision to be confirmed by VAR, Cavani stepped up to beat Subasic and grab his 34th goal of the season.Monaco responded well and Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans fired over after some quick build-up play.But PSG doubled their advantage in the 21st minute as Mbappe set Di Maria through on goal with a wonderful pass, and the Argentinian international fired a low shot under goalkeeper Subasic to score for the third League Cup final in a row.Rony Lopes wasted a golden opportunity for Monaco to halve the deficit as he chipped wide with only PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to beat. Just seconds later it was Cavani’s turn to squander a magnificent chance, miskicking off target after Mbappe had laid the ball on a plate for him with the goal gaping.Trapp’s blushes were spared shortly afterwards, as after his error allowed a Radamel Falcao header to drop into the net, VAR ruled the goal out for offside.Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco put up a much better fight than 12 months ago, and Portuguese winger Lopes came agonisingly close early in the second half when his curling effort flicked the top of the crossbar.Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco in a 180-million-euro deal last year, continued to look dangerous but proved wasteful in front of goal as he prodded past the post just two minutes after Subasic had saved at his feet.But the 19-year-old continued to create opportunities, and it was his jinking run which ended with Cavani slotting into the corner.The striker has now scored eight goals in French League Cup finals, after previous doubles in 2014, 2015 and last year. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more