Vardy Extends Leicester Contract by Four More Years

first_img“It’s a great feeling to know that I can look forward to another four years as a Leicester City player.”The Sheffield-born striker scored 23 goals in all competitions for the club last term, resulting in his selection for England’s World Cup squad.Vardy made four appearances for Gareth Southgate’s men as they reached the semi-finals, including a start against Belgium in the group stages.Leicester begin their domestic campaign on Friday 10 August in the Premier League curtain-raiser against Manchester United at Old Trafford.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year deal with the 2016 Premier League champions.The 31-year-old has scored 88 goals for the Foxes since moving to the King Power from Fleetwood Town in 2012.“Everybody knows how I feel about playing for this club,” said Vardy, who added that his time with Leicester has been an “incredible journey”.last_img read more

Dodgers to move Julio Urias to the bullpen, again

first_img“That’s up to the team,” he said through an interpreter. “Whether that’s my last outing or they want me to pitch out of the bullpen, that’s their decision and I’ll be happy for every opportunity I get.”Still rehabbingInjured left-hander Brett Anderson is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday night in the third game of the Pacific Coast League playoffs against the El Paso Chihuahuas. Anderson has not pitched since he aggravated a blister on his index finger while giving up six runs on nine hits in two innings for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga 10 days ago.Meanwhile, right-hander Brandon McCarthy (hip) and Alex Wood (elbow surgery) are going to throw in simulated-game settings in Arizona this week, according to Roberts.The Dodgers have said they expect Wood to return in a relief role before the end of the season. In the cases of Anderson and McCarthy, however, the Dodgers seem to be going through the motions before eliminating them as options to be their fourth starter in a post-season series.“I think between now and then it’ll play itself out to where it will be clear who’s that fourth starter,” Roberts said.Because of the travel schedule for a best-of-five Division Series, a fourth starter is usually not necessary. The Dodgers have started their ace, Clayton Kershaw, on short rest in the first-round series each of the past three years. They might be less willing to do that this year with either Kershaw or Rich Hill, given the physical issues that each has dealt with.NotesThe Dodgers’ game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday from Dodger Stadium has been picked up as a national broadcast on ESPN2. The game will not be blacked out in Southern California. … The Dodgers have extended their working agreement with rookie-level Ogden through the 2018 season. … Reliever Casey Fien cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Fien was designated for assignment last week. … Top prospect Alex Verdugo has also been added to the Triple-A Oklahoma City roster for the PCL playoffs. The 20-year-old outfielder hit .273 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI in 126 games with Double-A Tulsa this year. The Dodgers have said that before and circumstances prompted them to start Urias again and again. Urias’ start Tuesday was his 14th for the Dodgers this season. He has pitched 117 innings (72 in the majors, 45 in Triple-A), well past his career high of 87 1/3 in Class-A two years ago.But he might have been their third-best starter over the past two months behind Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda. His command was not sharp Tuesday but he held the New York Yankees scoreless for 3 2/3 innings and is 4-0 with a 2.02 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings. Roberts said Monday, he doesn’t even think of Urias as a rookie anymore because he has grown so much from New York start (his big-league debut against the Mets) to New York start (Tuesday).“The most important thing is that he realizes he has the stuff to compete at this level,” Roberts said. “For any young player when you get to the big leagues, there’s a little bit of that doubt, saying, ‘Am I good enough to play up here?’“I think over the course of this season — the starts he’s made, pitching out of the ‘pen, whatever he’s done for us, pitching in some big ballgames and really understanding and believing that he’s a major-league player.”Urias has handled life on the end of a leash well this season. After his latest last start, he expressed pride in what he has accomplished as a rookie and a willingness to do whatever more is asked of him. NEW YORK >> Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — but you have.Before Tuesday’s game at Yankee Stadium, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Julio Urias’ start would be his last of the season. The Dodgers plan to move him to the bullpen for the rest of the regular season and evaluate him for a relief role in the postseason.“That’s the plan,” Roberts said — not for the first time. “With Julio, we’ve tried to be cognizant all year long of his usage and innings and there’s really no hard number (as a cap). But I think to get the best usage for us this year, it’s to put him in the ‘pen after this start and let him get acclimated to that.“For us to expect him to potentially get the opportunity to pitch in the postseason, then it makes no sense for us not to prepare him. Obviously, there’s still a small window where we could get him some innings and get him used to that setting.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgPeter Eurton3673419%39%$389,959 Bob Baffert3995623%51%$866,086 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SANTA ANITA VS. HOLY ANGELS CHARITY GAME THURSDAYThe 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School charitybasketball game will be played this Thursday night at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Given the historic nature of the game, individual jockey sponsors, representing a wide array of racing industry stakeholders, will lend financial support to this worthy cause. Tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will be available for an autograph session at 6:30 p.m.TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be back for his 16th consecutive season as Jockeys’ Coach. Tickets are $5 per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita.Following are Santa Anita jockeys scheduled to participate with their sponsors in parentheses: Norberto Arroyo, Jr. (Baltas Racing), Tyler Baze (Dennis O’Neill), Rafael Bejarano (Eclipse Racing), Brice Blanc (Ruis Racing), Chad Lindsay (Phil D’Amato), Austin Solis (Solis/Litt Bloodstock), Chantal Sutherland (Bonne Chance Farm), Corey Nakatani (M. Auerbach, LLC), Josh Desormeaux (Desormeaux Racing).Also,  Edwin Maldonado (Dollase Racing), Flavien Prat (LNJ Foxwoods), Jamie Theriot (ERJ Racing), Joe Talamo (KM Racing Enterprise, Inc.), Mario Gutierrez (Cash Call), Martin Garcia (Bayern), Stewart Elliott (Little Red Feather Racing), Tiago Pereira (PH LOBO & Friends), Victor Espinoza (West Point Thoroughbreds), and Hall of Fame Jockeys Laffit Pincay, Jr. (Stud RDI), Gary Stevens (Spendthrift Farm), Mike Smith (Arrogate) and Kent Desormeaux (Desormeaux Racing). Vladimir Cerin3076523%60%$227,214 Kent Desormeaux9319111020%43%$1,198,541 J. Keith Desormeaux3172523%45%$435,270 Mark Glatt50911518%50%$385,455 Luis Contreras849102111%48%$450,157 Jockey TRAINER ‘HAPPY’ WITH GORMLEY’S WORKOUTSham Stakes winner Gormley, one of the West’s leading Triple Crown contenders,worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s “fast” main track Monday in 47.80 under regular rider and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Victor Espinoza.Working in company with Shazara, who was clocked in 48.20, Gormley could make his next start here in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 11, or the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 18.John Shirreffs, who trains Gormley and additional Triple Crown contender Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Royal Mo for Jerry and Ann Moss, could run Gormley in the San Felipe and Royal Mo in the Rebel, or vice versa. He has not rendered an official decision.“He went good,” Shirreffs said of Gormley. “I’m happy with both horses at this point.”Added Espinoza, winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2002 (War Emblem), 2014 (California Chrome) and 2015 (with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah): “Gormley felt good. He galloped out nice.“He does things so easy; you couldn’t ask for anything better.” Flavien Prat14637202525%56%$2,375,513 Mike Smith35113931%66%$1,152,445 Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Tiago Pereira69107714%35%$297,655 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.68106415%29%$511,390 Victor Espinoza3889621%61%$555,927 Peter Miller651614625%55%$931,930 FINISH LINES: Illuminant, winner of the Grade I Gamely Stakes last May 30, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s “fast” main track Monday morning in 1:00.40, “I’m very pleased,” said trainer Michael McCarthy, who plans to run her in the $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf at a date to be determined. Illuminant was scratched from the Buena Vista Stakes Saturday when the race was moved from turf to dirt to due inclement weather . . . There was a single winning Pick 6 Sunday that paid $128,792, purchased for $864 through a Northwest hub . . . Bettys Bambino, prepping for $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes on Saturday, worked four furlongs Monday for Peter Eurton in 49.20. Eurton also supervised a six furlong drill for Kobe’s Back, who was timed in 1:12.40 as he readies for the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs March 11. With regular rider Gary Stevens not quite ready to resume riding after having his right hip replaced on Dec. 21, Eurton is in need of a rider and could seek the services of world class reinsman Javier Castellano . . . The top four trainers at Santa Anita this meet are separated by only four wins: Jerry Hollendorfer (17), Peter Miller (16), Richard Baltas (15) and Phil D’Amato (13) . . . With two wins Sunday, Flavien Prat opened a 37-29 lead over runner-up Tyler Baze among jockeys . . . Racing mourns the passing of 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic, who died suddenly Sunday at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. Owned by Robert B. Lewis and his wife, Beverly, bred in Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm and William Farish, and trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Charismatic was 21. He won the 1999 Kentucky Derby under the late Chris Antley and was named that year’s Eclipse Award champion three-year-old colt. He had five wins from 17 starts and earned $2,038,064 . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing will resume Friday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. . . . All THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day, March 11, will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last. There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 6. First post time will be 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m. Santiago Gonzalez85812109%35%$413,267 Stewart Elliott9811111611%39%$520,102 GORMLEY WORKS FOR POSSIBLE START IN SAN FELIPESANTA ANITA JOCKEYS CHARITY GAME THIS THURSDAYTHE MARDI GRAS COMES TO SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAYGRADE I WINNER ILLUMINANT WORKS FOR WISHING WELL (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 19) Jerry Hollendorfer8617111720%52%$1,275,774 Martin Pedroza769131412%47%$404,328 Tyler Baze15529331719%51%$1,379,456 Richard Baltas8615151317%50%$799,364 Doug O’Neill10011211811%50%$1,004,916 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won John Sadler40781018%63%$461,824 William Spawr2192243%62%$264,271 Upcoming Trackside events at the Winter Meet: Feb. 25, Mardi Gras Celebration; March 18, Big ‘Cap Beer & Cider Festival; March 18, St. Patrick’s Day; April 8, Santa Anita Derby Day Extravaganza; May 6, Kentucky Derby Day Celebration; May 13, Tacos y Cervezas; May 20, Preakness Party; May 27, Gold Cup Beer & Sour Festival; and May 27, Belmont Day. Philip D’Amato591371022%51%$804,760 MARDI GRAS COMES TO SANTA ANITA SATURDAYThe bayou comes to Santa Anita Park this Saturday, Feb. 25, for the first-ever Mardi Gras Trackside celebration. Join in on the festivities a few days early and let the good times roll.The all-inclusive $28 package includes authentic Cajun fare courtesy of “Ragin’ Cajun on Wheels” (your choice of ½ shrimp or ½ catfish Po’ Boy sandwich with choice of side, or a combo plate comprised of red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Gumbolaya, (a Ragin Cajun on Wheels specialty), live music, loads of Mardi Gras-inspired decorations, one 12 oz. craft beer, Club House admission, racing program, tip sheet and trackside seating.For more info and to purchase your ticket visit: Joseph Talamo941281613%38%$413,498last_img read more

Cornwall smashes masterful century in rain-affected clash with USA

first_imgRegional Super50 Tournament– Leeward Islands Hurricanes snatch 2nd victoryRakeem Cornwall scored a rapid 125 from 93 balls that included 10 gigantic sixes and six timely fours against the United States of America (USA) in a rain-affected encounter at the Three Ws Oval, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.Rakeem Cornwall swings for the hills during his masterful centuryThe Leeward Islands Hurricanes won the toss and opted to bat first on a small outfield, scoring 248-7 in 49 overs.The Hurricanes lost opener Keacy Carty in the second over of the innings to left-arm spinner Nosthush Kenjigie as he was caught by Timil Patel for one. USA bowlers continued to interrupt the Hurricanes batsmen, with the top three batsmen scoring 22 runs combined. However, Hurricanes skipper Devon Thomas and Cornwall had other plans as they scored briskly. Thomas was dismissed in the 19th over for 43 from 52 deliveries by leg-spinner Patel as he was threatening to take the attack to the USA bowlers. Cornwall continued to lose batting partners, but that did not halt his scoring rate. He finally found a reliable partner in Orlando Peters, who faced 57 deliveries, scoring 27 useful runs. In the final over, Cornwall finished off in style as he thumped the USA left-arm fast bowler for a huge maximum and a four off the final two deliveries for an unbeaten 125. Kyle Phillips, who has been among the wickets for the USA, grabbed 3-62 in eight overs. Left-arm spinner Kenjigie bowled economically, grabbing two wickets for 28 runs in 10 overs, including two maidens.Timil Patel was the best bowler on showAs there were continuous rain breaks, the USA were tasked with a revised target of 207. The openers Jaskaran Malhotram and Monank Patel were watchful until the latter was dismissed by off-spinner Terrence Ward in the ninth over with the score on 22. Skipper Malhotram and Steven Taylor consolidated for a while, but leg-spinner Damion Jacobs sent Taylor packing for 23 runs, bowling the 19th over. The Hurricanes bowlers bowled brilliantly as they contained the USA batsmen. Cornwall, who bowled with control and variation, picked up two wickets for a mere 13 runs in eight overs as he completed a man-of-the-match performance, while medium pacer Orlando Peters had two wickets in his two-over spell; Terrence Ward, who had an economy rate of 3.2, had one wicket along with Chesney Hughes and Jamaican Damian Jacobs. USA Captain Malhotram was the only USA batsman to contribute substantially with 40 from 90 deliveries. After the 36th over, the rain began pouring and the game concluded. The USA were on 131-7 losing by 47 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.Devon Thomas during his knock of 43The Leeward Islands Hurricanes and the United States of America are at the bottom of Group B. The USA’s next encounter will be on October 20 at Cave Hill, Barbados facing the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC), while Leeward Islands will play the exact opponent, CCC, on October 22 at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more

Robotic gliders boost for ocean research

first_imgThe Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory are using robotic gliders to track what happens in the ocean. Their work will help with research, which could contribute positively to responding to climate change and the “blue” economy. A robotic glider gathers data in the Southern Ocean off the coast of Cape Town. (Image: SOCCO gliders, Twitter) • How much do you know about the ocean?  • South Africa moves to unlock ‘blue economy’  • Gallery: Celebrate Marine Month in South Africa • Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track  Compiled by Priya PitamberRobotic gliders, looking much like a combination of a surf board and a missile with solar panels, are helping South African researchers learn more about the ocean.The gliders help to gather important data for research and development.Speaking to Munyaradzi Makoni writing for the science and technology news website, SciDev.Net, Sebastiaan Swart, a principal scientist with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said: “These cutting-edge robotic gliders will shape the future of marine research and environmental monitoring of the Southern Ocean and South African waters.”The CSIR and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO) are using the gliders to track what happens in the ocean.They examine behaviour such as the impact of carbon dioxide and the increase of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae living on the ocean surface.Our two #wavegliders on the heli-deck of the #SAAghulas2 out on the wintery Southern Ocean.(Photo cred: @H3ndrikJvR ) — SOCCO – CSIR (@SOCCOgliders) July 29, 2015The gilders also help the scientists to understand how circular currents of water, or eddies as they are called, move nutrients to the ocean surface. The effects of these on the Southern Ocean and changing climate patterns, however, are not yet fully understood.This is of great concern to Swart because he said creatures living in the ocean were vulnerable to even the smallest of changes in the environment.“One [of our] research gaps that we hope to address with these gliders, in conjunction with satellites and computer models, is better understanding the role of small-scale features such as ocean eddies and currents and short term events [storms] on the overall state of the ocean,” said Swart.Little is known about the Southern, or Antarctic, Ocean. Simply sailing in it for longer periods is not enough for scientists to unravel its mysteries, such as the diverse life species it supports. Swart said investigations done from research ships and data from satellites exclusively was not sufficient.The #Seagliders being tested for their next #scientific mission on a sunny winter’s morning in #CapeTown. — SOCCO – CSIR (@SOCCOgliders) July 3, 2015Maiden voyageThe first gliders were deployed in September 2012, according to, near Gough Island, some 2 000 kilometres south-west of Cape Town.For six months, the robots collected data that was sent back to CSIR scientists. The location and depth of the bots were controlled remotely through satellite communication. Since then, there has been no looking back and “additional long-endurance robotics experiments have taken place on an annual basis”, reads SciDev.Swart said that if it was understood now how the Southern Ocean worked and interacted with the environment, the better the chances would be to lessen the effects of climate change.There are nine gliders in the fleet, which could increase depending on the need for further research. “Four surface wave gliders ride the ocean surface measuring CO2, acidity, among other surface ocean physical variables,” wrote Makoni. “Five profiling gliders can dive to a maximum depth of one kilometre below the ocean surface.”Helping the economySouth Africa’s oceans already contribute R54-billion (about US$3.2-million) to the country’s economy, and Swart is optimistic that glider research missions will be able to increase this sum.They may also contribute to ocean governance and resource development for Operation Phakisa, South Africa’s programme launched in 2014 to reap the maximum benefit from the ocean while minimising any harm.“Gliders are a key part of unlocking the wealth of our ocean blue economy,” Swart said. “They can assist in understanding the ocean, protecting and managing its resources, and manage disasters and pollution.”All in one photo: one of our #Robots, a #Whale and the lovely #CapeTown! — SOCCO – CSIR (@SOCCOgliders) April 9, 2015last_img read more

Report: Celtic 1 Bayern Munich 2

first_imgCeltic 1 Bayern Munich 2: Martinez heads visitors into knockout stages Jack Davies Last updated 2 years ago 05:43 11/1/17 martinez - CROPPED Getty Images Bayern Munich are into the Champions League knockout stages following a battling win at Celtic. Javi Martinez headed Bayern Munich into the knockout stages of the Champions League after Callum McGregor looked to have denied them victory in a dramatic 2-1 win over Celtic on Tuesday.McGregor’s equaliser in the 74th minute appeared set to make Bayern wait for their place in the next round until Martinez leapt to meet a David Alaba cross just three minutes later.Kingsley Coman had given Bayern a first-half lead after a disastrous defensive lapse involving Dedryck Boyata and Craig Gordon allowed him to fire into an empty net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Three points for Bayern, combined with Group B leaders Paris Saint-Germain’s victory over Anderlecht, sees the Bundesliga champions assured of a top-two finish, while Brendan Rodgers’ men are eliminated.The result was perhaps harsh on Celtic, with little to choose between the sides on the night.Kingsley #Coman and his book of magic tricks #Halloween #CELFCB — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 31, 2017 A typically passionate Celtic Park crowd should have been celebrating a goal after five minutes, but Stuart Armstrong appeared surprised that a perfectly weighted cross from James Forrest on the break arrived at his feet.The ball bounced wide off Armstrong from barely four yards out but Celtic continued to look bright and Moussa Dembele dragged past the right-hand post after boldly running at the Bayern defence.Things were not quite clicking for Bayern early on and, while the cross that led to Coman prodding wide after 18 minutes was played a touch too far in front of him, the France winger should have done better when he got his feet in a tangle in the centre of the box moments later.But Coman redeemed himself with the help of some questionable Celtic defending.A long ball from the boot of Sven Ulreich was allowed to bounce by Boyata, prompting goalkeeper Gordon to desperately rush off his line into no man’s land.Coman collected and kept his cool to pick a spot in the open net and, while Bayern shot stopper Ulreich will be credited with a rare assist, it was Boyata’s passive defending that made the visitors’ opener possible.1 – Sven Ulreich ( @FCBayernUS ) is the first German goalkeeper to set up a goal in the CL since data collection 2003-04. Quarterback. #CFCFCB — OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) October 31, 2017 Bayern had Alaba to thank for preserving their lead on the half-hour mark, when the Austria international’s last-ditch tackle denied Dembele a simple tap-in.Armstrong then forced Ulreich into a diving save with a powerful drive early in the second half, before McGregor sent the home fans into raptures with a well-worked goal.A delightful throughball from Forrest carved open the Bayern defence and found McGregor, who tucked the ball under Ulreich for the leveller.But that joy was short lived, as Martinez – who sustained a nasty cut to his eye in the process – climbed above Nir Bitton to nod beyond Gordon for Bayern’s crucial winner, silencing the previously boisterous Parkhead faithful.#HappyHalloween everyone! #CELFCB 1-2— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 31, 2017Key Opta Stats:- Celtic have won just one of their last 13 Champions League matches (W1 D3 L9), conceding 36 goals in the process.- Bayern have never lost to Scottish opposition in the Champions League (six games – W4 D2 L0).- No goalkeeper assisted a goal in the four seasons of Champions League football between 2013-14 and 2016-17, but Sven Ulreich became the second to do it in 2017-18 after Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois on matchday one.- Kingsley Coman has had a hand in two goals in his last two Champions League games for Bayern Munich having previously gone 13 matches without registering a single goal or assist.- Javi Martinez netted his first Champions League goal in what was his 38th appearance in the competition for Bayern. read morelast_img read more

Report United join Willian race

first_imgManchester United has joined the race to secure Willian transfer after Brazil’s exit from the World Cup, according to The Sun.The winger is also a subject of interest from Barcelona and the Spanish club saw a transfer bid for the player rejected by Chelsea.The Brazilian is believed to be the number one target of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and the former English champions are hoping to pip Barcelona to his signature.The duo worked together at Chelsea after Jose signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer of 2013.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Willian is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge and the understanding is the winger will decide to leave should Antonio Conte remain as Chelsea manager.Willian, 29, was one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise lacklustre showing by Brazil at the World Cup in Russia. Tite’s men were sent home following a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium.Should he join United, he’ll become the second Brazilian signing of the summer for the Carrington based team.last_img read more