Mayoral, the final decision

first_imgReal Madrid have to make a definitive decision this summer with Borja Mayoral. The striker, who is facing his second consecutive year on loan at Levante, contract ends in 2021 with whites, reason why it will enter the next season facing his last year of connection with the Madrid club.Therefore, two options are opened. The first, and least likely, is to renew it and transfer it again for the third consecutive year. This is an option that would not convince Mayoral, who already stated last summer that his priority was to go traded to have stability in a club. It could not be given and he left on loan, but repeating the formula for the third consecutive year is an option that he does not value.The other possibility, preferred by the player and most likely, is a transfer in which Madrid reserves a buyback option during the first years. It is the formula that Borja would have wanted last summer, but the white team requested a transfer that none of the interested teams could assume. This finally led to the acceptance of a pure transfer, with no purchase option, to Levante. Now the situation changes a lot. With the striker entering the last year of the contract, Madrid will have to lower its claims, even more after the coronavirus crisis. Among the best placed is Levante, which is the club that has bet the most on the player these years. “As you all know and I always say, I am happy here, in Valencia and with the club in general for how they have behaved with me from the first moment. It was not easy for me to be here and it has been two years in a row that I have been. Of course there are options to follow, but the reality is that it is not only up to me. When I return to Real Madrid, I only have one year left on my contract and not like the previous seasons, “Mayoral said in an interview with AS on Wednesday.In this interview, he also valued the option of renewing with Madrid: “I personally have not been contacted. That is what my representative takes more, but I think they have not contacted. I also believe that when this happens everything will return to normal and there will be more conversations facing my future. ” Mayoral is a footballer who is highly valued by white leaders, both professionally and personally. We must not forget that he is a player who has gone through all the lower categories of the club. In that sense, in the summer they will sit down to find by mutual agreement an option that is positive for all parties …last_img read more

Ishige proves she’s more than a pretty face as she makes a name in MMA

first_imgHer picturesque appearance doesn’t help her cause either, but with two stoppages under her belt Ishige knows she can break the stereotypical appearance of a fighter.“I always say martial art is my passion and when someone loves to do something, they give every thing to do it,” said Ishige. “Martial arts is my passion, I really give it all.”“It isn’t just me, there’s Angela Lee and Ann Osman they showed the world that girls can’t just do ballet or tennis, we can fight, and our abilities are the same as men’s.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Rika Ishige. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMACAU—Rika Ishige walked to the ONE Championship panel at The Venetian Thursday decked in a black Chinese sundress with a white feather boa draped around her neck—a stunning figure in the middle of a crowded hall.Her voice sounded of childish excitement, a stark contrast from what she’s about to do on Saturday at Cotai Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Ishige is on her third fight in ONE Championship, this time against Filipina debutante Jomary Torres in the Kings & Conquerors card.An event of such magnitude, especially in Asia, is set to catapult Ishige into greater heights—from an anonymous pretty face from Thailand to being the country’s “face” in female MMA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s an honor because last year nobody knew me,” said Ishige as she giggled from her realization. “But this year everybody knows me, I want to make not only the Thai women proud, I want to make Thailand proud and inspire everyone.”Standing a hair above five feet and weighing 48 kilograms, Ishige doesn’t look like someone who fights for a living. Gonzales happy with Batangas’ q’finals feat despite exit Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

INS Viraat on its final sail

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) Indias aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which will soon be developed into an adventure tourism centre with rooms to stay in, has set sail on its farewell journey as it prepares to get decommissioned.The worlds oldest operational aircraft carrier today reached Paradip port, Odisha for the very first time. It hosted NCC cadets on board.The ship will now move to Kakinada Port and from there to Chennai and finally Mumbai.”The operational cycle of the ship ends in Mumbai,” Navy sources said.Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu had recently said there is a proposal by the Defence ministry to develop the aircraft carrier as a tourist centre.Naidu said a joint venture will be set up by Andhra Pradesh government, Indian Navy and a private organisation to take up the tourism-related activities on the warship, which has been in service for almost six decades.These activities would include yachting, sea sports, sailing, gliding and cruising, he said, adding the aircraft carriers 1,500 rooms can be used to house tourists.The ship had first served the British Navy for over 30 years before being bought by India. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987 after undergoing extensive refits.Viraat, which also saw action in the Falklands War and was Indias sole carrier for over a decade, attended the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam last week.The Navy has learnt its lesson well after Indias first carrier Vikrant, which was turned into a maritime museum post-retirement in 1997, was broken up after its upkeep became very expensive.advertisementThe move had led to widespread condemnation and many veterans and military historians had expressed their concern.It can carry up to 26 fighter aircraft and helicopters, including 16 Sea Harriers and helicopters such as Sea Kings, and Chetaks. PTI SAP RGlast_img read more