1 Arsenal and Liverpool are set to miss out on Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins with Atletico Madrid in advanced talks over a transfer.The Portugal international was one of the players who left the Primeira Liga side after their players were attacked by supporters at the training ground. You can listen to live commentary of Sweden vs England live on talkSPORT. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LIVING THE DREAM targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old ace, with some rumours that the Gunners have already lodged a bid.But any move to England now looks highly unlikely with Martins close to agreeing a deal to join Atletico Madrid.The Spanish club have already landed Thomas Lemar this summer and, according to Marca, they are on the verge of rubber-stamping an agreement for Martins too.The Portugal international scored eight goals in 31 league appearances for Sporting last term. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST TOP WORK moving on Latest Transfer news Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Gelson Martins looks set to join Atletico Madrid.
Thursday Results (PDF) Thursday Interviews Story Links Thursday Results (HTML) Thursday Notes Thursday Photos DES MOINES, Iowa – The 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee continued on Thursday with the resumption of the heptathlon and decathlon while competition got underway with high school and university/college division competition. The day closed with the annual Distance Carnival.To start the day, Heather Miller Koch became the eighth athlete to repeat as the heptathlon champion at the Drake Relays as the Columbus, Wis., native won her second-straight heptathlon with a score of 5,796 points. Miller Koch, who was competing unattached, won four of the seven events (high jump, shot put, 200 and 800) and was runner-up in the other three (100 hurdles, long jump and javelin). Doane’s Kale Wolken won the decathlon with 7,504 points.On the track, Minnesota claimed its seventh women’s 4×1600 relay title and its first since 2011 in 19:21.71 as Kaila Urick, Haley Johnson, Taylor Mikkalson, Madeline Strandemo won the event by more than 18 seconds..The Golden Gophers also won 4×1600 titles in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Fellow Big Ten school Wisconsin won its seventh men’s 4×1600 relay as the quartet of Cooper Barth, McKena Ramos, Joe Hardy and Austin Mudd led the Badgers to the title in 16:39.51. It marked Wisconsin’s 50th Drake Relays title on the men’s side, which is tied for the 10th most in Drake Relays history with Oklahoma.In afternoon high school action, Pleasant Valley’s McKenzie Yanek denied Linn-Mar’s Stephanie Jenks of her fourth 3,000 meters title as Yanek claimed her first title on the Blue Oval in 9:35.98. Her time ranks third in Drake Relays history and is the second-fastest time in the country this season. Jenks finished second in 9:49.13 and looks to win her Drake Relays record ninth career title on Friday in the 800 meters.Karson Sommer of Pleasant Valley won the high school boys 3,200 meters in 9:13.98, which is the best mark of the season in the state and more than 17 seconds faster than his season-best time. Sommer and Yanek helped Pleasant Valley become the first school since 2001 to sweep the girls 3,000 meters and boys 3200 meters as Iowa City West accomplished the feat in 2001 while Fort Madison also pulled off the sweep in 1998.High school field event action was highlighted by Clinton’s Erika Hammond edging three-time discus champion Kiana Phelps of Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central to win the girls shot put. Hammond threw 47-10 3/4, just three-fourths of an inch farther than Phelps. Phelps had the best throw coming in at 48-10. She’ll try to become just the second athlete to win four titles in the girls discus at the Relays on Friday.The Distance Carnival saw Iowa State’s Bethanie Brown win the women’s 5,000 meters in 16:25.19, to become the third Cyclone to win the event. Lisa Koll won the 5,000 title in 2008 while Peg Neppel won the first women’s 5,000 at the Drake Relays in 1976. Texas Tech’s Evans Tuitoek and Benard Keter went 1-2 in the men’s 5,000 meters, as Tuitoek finished in 13:58.56 while Keter clocked in at 13:58.80. Tuitoek became the first Texas Tech runner to win the men’s 5,000 meters at the Drake Relays and the first Big 12 athlete to win the event since 1998. The pair edged out Drake’s Reed Fischer in third. The junior recorded a personal best of 14:00.28, just .03 off the school-record pace.Action resumes on Friday at the Blue Oval with high school preliminary action starting at 8 a.m. At 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Night at the Drake Relays begins with three Rio Olympic Games Preview events on the docket with some of the top track and field talen in teh world set to entertain the Drake Stadium crowd. Print Friendly Version
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seventeen farmers and agribusiness professionals from around Ohio recently graduated from Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Institute Class X. The elite leadership program was started in 2008 to help agricultural advocates gain influence over public policy issues that impact their businesses and communities.Class X graduates are Megan Dresbach of Circleville, Katie Esselburn of Shreve, Kayla Finton of Coshocton, Doug Franz of Mt. Gilead, Amy Hamilton of Hillsboro, Amanda Hill of Marion, Jacob Hoelscher of Osgood, Sarah Ison of Moscow, Bailey Morrell of Wooster, Victoria Popp of Cincinnati, Trish Preston of Canal Winchester, Ashley Rose of New Vienna, Aubry Fowler-Shaw of Thornville, Sara Tallmadge of Loudonville, Lindsey Walls of Defiance, Laramie Wells of Russellville and Jonathan Zucker of Marion.Over the course of a year, Class X participants learned from experts on how to become better leaders and advocates for the agricultural industry, including spokesperson and media training, etiquette training, social networking and communications. They learned about public policy matters important to their local communities, as well as the state, nation and world. They visited Washington, D.C. where they learned about national and global issues, and they visited diverse agricultural operations in Arizona so they could better understand the differences and similarities in agriculture from state to state.Partnering with Ohio Farm Bureau on AgriPOWER Class X were AgCredit of Mt. Gilead, Brown County Farm Bureau, Certified Angus Beef, Clermont County Farm Bureau, Coshocton County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio Soybean Council, Pickaway County Farm Bureau, Shoup Brothers Farm, Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Fund and Wayne County Farm Bureau.Applications are now being accepted for AgriPOWER Class XI. Deadline to apply is April 19. To apply and learn more about AgriPOWER, visit ofbf.org/agripower.
Around 170 people, including 50 patients and 120 staff members, were evacuated from Surya Hospital in Pune’s Wakad on Sunday after continuous discharge from the nearby Mulshi dam flooded its basement.“After the water reached the hospital basement, a call was taken to move the patients and the staff to safer areas. All 170 people were safely evacuated to other hospitals and medical establishments in a two-hour joint operation carried out by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the disaster management cell of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Fire Department,” NDRF spokesperson Sachidanand Gawade said.The patients were moved to nearby hospitals like the Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Mr. Gawade said NDRF teams, during reconnaissance, noted that the hospital was next to Mula river and that water levels were rising owing to discharge from the dam. “In the morning, not much water had entered the hospital premises. But around 1.30 p.m. we got a call from the PMC and the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation requesting immediate evacuation.” “A few patients, who required immediate care, were shifted out to other hospitals before the rescue teams reached the spot. We assisted in the evacuation of the staff and the remaining patients through ambulances and other vehicles,” Mr. Gawade said.