Odds narrowing on Chelsea star Abraham winning Golden Boot

first_imgCould Tammy Abraham win this season’s Golden Boot? The Chelsea striker is a man in form and could well end the season as the Premier League’s top scorer.Abraham has grasped his big chance in the Chelsea first team, scoring nine goals this season and forcing his way back into the England squad.And his rise has been reflected in the odds on sites like Sportsbettingdime.com, where you can track the odds from opening to big changes that are reflected too – he has moved all the way from +3700 to +700 in the market for Golden Boot winner.Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Liverpool’s former Chelsea man Mohamed Salah started as the early favourites, with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal not far from behind.Similar to Abraham, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has also had his odds shortened, from +1600 to +600.And the real surprise package has been Norwich’s Teemu Pukki, who has adapted well to the top flight since being a key player in the Canaries’ promotion.Pukki has found the going tougher in recent weeks, but at one stage earlier in the season his odds were drastically cut from +15000 – yes, 15 THOUSAND – to +1800.So can Abraham maintain his form and challenge for that Golden Boot? It’s certainly possible, although his first priority will be to keep his place in the Chelsea side nailed down. That place has not come easily, with Abraham impressing on loan in the Championship before finally being given a chance.Blues boss Frank Lampard has shown great faith in Abraham but has also warned him that he will lose his place the moment his form dips.Could ‘Batman’ return?That could open the door to Michy Batshuayi, who scored a cracking goal against Manchester United on Wednesday and really looked the part.It was a big chance for Batshuayi, who has so often flattered to deceive, to make a statement – and this time he did not disappoint. It was the Belgian’s fifth goal in as many games and, if Abraham goes off the boil, Batshuayi could well be a useful option later in the season.Au revoir, Olivier?While Abraham and Batshuayi battle for supremacy, Olivier Giroud appears to have reached the end of the road at Stamford Bridge.Batshuayi playing against United in place of the rested Abraham was a strong indication that Lampard sees Giroud as third-choice and it seems unlikely that the Frenchman will be at Chelsea for much longer.Two years after his move from Arsenal, Giroud seems further away than ever of being a first-choice player for the Blues. A number of clubs in his native France have been linked with him and it seems like the right time for him to move on.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoTopexpensive.comThe 20 Most Expensive Cities for Your VacationTopexpensive.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Classy Warriors go old school to congratulate Raptors on NBA championship

first_imgImagine the surprise of Mr. and Mrs. Raptors fan when they opened the Toronto Star on Monday morning.The Star? It’s a newspaper.A newspaper? Think of it as a ponderously delivered, far more civil Twitter.The Warriors took out a full page ad in The Star’s Monday edition — the Raptors victory parade took place Monday — congratulating their conquerors “on their historic achievement and bringing the 2019 NBA championship to the city of Toronto.” The ad features a photo of the …last_img read more

La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosion

first_imgPasaol’s career game, the most in 15 years after now National University head coach Jeff Napa scored 43 in 2002, wasn’t enough for UE as La Salle big men Ben Mbala and Abu Tratter also produced career-highs.Mbala broke his personal record for the third time this season finishing with 39 points to go along 15 rebounds while Tratter put up 24 points with 10 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle, however, didn’t cruise to the victory as UE outscored the defending champion 25-6 in the final four minutes.“For the first 36 minutes of the game, we played really good except for the last four minutes,” said assistant coach Miggy Solitaria. “I think there was the factor that we were up by 25 and the team kind of relaxed after that. Fortunately we got the win.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle extended University of the East’s misery in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament with a 106-100 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers improved to 5-1 to stay at the second seed as they overcame Alvin Pasaol’s 49-point showing for the Red Warriors, who dropped to 0-6 and tied University of Santo Tomas at the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Mark Olayon was able to cut the deficit to seven, 104-97, after driving the lane for the layup at the 37-second mark.Tratter responded with a tip-in with around 13 seconds left in the game to stop UE’s comeback and give La Salle a 106-98 lead.Philip Manalang ad Olayon also finished in double digits for UE with 14 and 13 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Manganti in the right place at right time to save the Falcons LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

a month agoFiorentina boss Montella left frustrated by Atalanta collapse

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Fiorentina boss Montella left frustrated by Atalanta collapseby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella was left frustrated with their 2-2 draw against Atalanta.The Viola were 2-0 up against Atalanta, but allowed a comeback to 2-2 in the final seconds of the match.“We played against Napoli, Juventus and Atalanta, so the top three from last season, and we played very well against all of them,” Montella told Sky Sport Italia.“We deserved something more from all of those games, so we should be given credit for an incredibly tough opening few rounds.“If we are able to force a side like Atalanta to score at the last second for an equaliser, it means we are not doing badly. I won’t sleep tonight, but at the same time I have to look at the overall journey of this Fiorentina team and say we are on the right track.“It’s very complicated once it gets to the final seconds and I was forced into some substitutions by fitness problems. We know Atalanta are so good at comebacks.“I have to look at the positives, as the team was solid for most of the game.” last_img read more

a day agoLALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal return

first_imgLALIGA RECAP: Messi glory; Epic at Atletico Madrid; Rossi Villarreal returnby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveA round-up of this week’s LaLiga news, including a new award for Leo Messi, a high-profile retirement and a very special comeback.BARCELONA CLIMB TO TOP OF TABLEThere’s new team at the top of the table and it’s a familiar face. Reigning champions Barcelona jumped into top spot with an impressive 3-0 victory away at Eibar. For the first time ever, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all scored in the same game for Barcelona, while Frenkie de Jong also stood out and was even applauded off the pitch by the Eibar fans when substituted.LUUK DE JONG GETS OFF THE MARKThe other de Jong in LaLiga Santander also had a weekend to remember. Sevilla’s summer signing Luuk de Jong scored his first goal for his new club and it was an important one, as his late effort secured a narrow 1-0 win over Levante.A MEMORABLE NIGHT IN MALLORCARCD Mallorca hosted Real Madrid for the first time since dropping out of the top flight in 2012 on Saturday night. A special occasion for the newly promoted islanders became extra special as they secured an unlikely 1-0 win over Zinedine Zidane’s side. And, as sign of just how solid this ‘new’ Mallorca project is, the only goal of the game was scored by Lago Junior, who’s been at the club throughout their journey from the third tier to LaLiga Santander. SPAIN QUALIFY FOR EURO 2020 WITH GOALS FROM LALIGA SANTANDER STARSSpain’s ticket to Euro 2020 was mathematically clinched during the international break, thanks to 1-1 draws in Norway and Sweden. The Spanish goals came from a couple of LaLiga Santander favourites: Atlético de Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez and Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno.AN EPIC DRAW AT THE WANDA METROPOLITANOFollowing their international break heroics, Saúl and Rodrigo’s sides then met over the weekend at the Wanda Metropolitano. Injury kept Rodrigo out of the action, but he’ll have cheered as Dani Parejo’s wonderful freekick was able to cancel out a Diego Costa penalty for a 1-1 draw between Atlético de Madrid and Valencia.MESSI RECEIVES SIXTH GOLDEN SHOELionel Messi picked up the European Golden Shoe, the award given out each year to the top scorer in European leagues, for the sixth time in his career to mark the 36 goals he scored last season. He attended the ceremony with his wife and sons in Barcelona on Tuesday.CARLOS CUELLAR HANGS UP BOOTSSpanish defender Carlos Cuellar has announced his retirement from football. Cuellar played for Numancia, Calahorra, Osasuna and Almería during his career, spending four seasons in LaLiga Santander while at Osasuna.GIUSEPPE ROSSI IS BACK AT VILLARREALVillarreal’s all-time top scorer Giuseppe Rossi is back training with the club as he looks to return to full fitness. Rossi, who scored 82 goals for the Yellow Submarine between 2007 and 2013, has long-suffered injury problems but is looking to follow in the footsteps of Santi Cazorla by rehabbing with the club and then returning to action. SEVEN LALIGA PLAYERS ON THE GOLDEN BOY SHORTLISTThe 20-player shortlist for the Golden Boy award, the annual prize given to the top player under the age of 21, has been announced. There are seven LaLiga players on the list, with Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona), Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid), Ferran Torres (Valencia CF), João Félix (Atletico de Madrid), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Kang-In Lee (Valencia CF) and Andriy Lunin (Real Valladolid, on loan from Real Madrid) making the cut.GETAFE TAKE THE SOUTHERN MADRID DERBY BRAGGING RIGHTSIt was derby day in southern Madrid on Saturday as Getafe hosted neighbours Leganés. Jose Bordalas’ Europa League hopefuls ran out comfortable winners, with ‘Geta’ picking up a 2-0 win thanks to a brace from Angel Rodriguez. TagsTransfersOpinionLaLiga RecapAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Why CBC is featuring 150 black women in HERstory in Black

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement “There are women in this city who may not have titles, who may not work at a corporation, who may not lead up an organization that is widely recognized, but yet they are incredible influencers,” she said.“They are making things happen in the city that I see, but I’m not sure everyone else sees.” Advertisement Emily Mills gathered 150 black women for a massive photo shoot in Toronto that not only captured the women but their “range of professions, life experiences and perspectives.”HERstory in Black is a digital photo series spearheaded by Mills, a senior communications officer at the CBC as well as the founder of How She Hustles, a network of 5,000 diverse women. Over the course of the week, CBC will profile several women who took part in the photo shoot online, on CBC Radio as well as on CBC News Network. You can also explore their stories in this interactive mosaic.Mills said the contributions of black women in the Greater Toronto Area may not be widely visible and represented so she wanted to celebrate and reflect their stories in an eye-catching and impactful way. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Former Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry attends Pro Day unable to

Former Ohio State running back stands in the end zone during warmups of a game against Illinois Oct. 15, 2011 in Champaign, Ill. OSU won, 17-7.Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry had it in his head that he was going to be able to showcase his talents for NFL scouts and general managers at OSU’s Pro Day Friday.But then Berry said he was told he couldn’t, because of an NFL rule that was “new” to him.“I guess it’s a rule that I could only do it in my hometown, like a hometown state school or school I was just attending,” Berry said.That school was Murray State in Murray, Ky., where Berry transferred to prior to the 2012 season. He was suspended from the OSU football team Nov. 2, 2011, after his involvement with an incident that saw him charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct.Former Buckeye linebacker Etienne Sabino — who graduated from OSU after the 2012 season — was allowed to participate Friday, because of a rule that allows players who are just one year removed and not with an NFL team to work out at their former college, an OSU spokesman said.In Berry’s case, he was unable to work out Friday with former Buckeyes who he called “some of his best friends” because he has not been at the school since being charged.An OSU spokesman said Friday he “was under the impression” Berry was going to work out Friday.“(I thought) that he had gotten some approval like that,” the spokesman said.Despite the circumstances under which Berry left OSU, he said he still views his time at OSU as a positive in his life.“Leaving here was a big wake up call for me, even going to a smaller school,” Berry said. “A lot of things that I got here wasn’t going down at Murray State. It made me grow up real fast and appreciate the moment, live in the moment. So I’m definitely grateful for that.”Berry played in 11 games as a Buckeye from 2010-11, averaging 25.4 yards per kickoff return after being recruited by former OSU coach Jim Tressel.Berry said he called his former coach after he graduated from Murray State in December, to thank him.“When I graduated and finished I let him know I graduated and thanked him for the opportunity to experience some of the best years of my life to come here,” Berry said.The former OSU running back — who is from Pinecrest, Fla. — said he might go back to his home state to see if he can get a chance to show scouts what he can do, after he talks to his agent. read more

Asensio debunks Real Madrid exit claims

first_imgMarco Asensio has revealed he never thought about leaving Real Madrid following his excellent display for Spain in Tuesday’s demolition of Croatia.Asensio looked unstoppable in the match as he scored one and set up four more as Spain condemned World Cup finalists Croatia to the biggest defeat of their history – a 6-0 rout in the Nations League.The young Madrid midfielder was linked to Champions League finalists Liverpool for a permanent move.However, Asensio – who has five years remaining on his contract – told reporters: “I’ve never had the intention to go anywhere.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The 22-year-old has enjoyed successes since joining from Mallorca in 2014.He has won a combined total of eight trophies including the Spanish League title and two Champions League crowns“This is my third season, in this one, I think I have continuity and more prominence, and I’m seeing the performance I’m doing,” Asensio said.Los Blancos will be looking to maintain their winning streak when they visit Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.last_img read more

ExGermany star warns Luka Jovic against La Liga move

first_imgFormer winger Mario Basler has advised Luka Jovic against pursuing a transfer to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a sensational second stint on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt this season and leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 14 goals in 20 appearances.Jovic’s eye-catching progress in Germany has reportedly captured the interest of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Premier League side Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been linked.It’s understood that Frankfurt plan to take up their buy option on Jovic this summer for just €6m and will then allegedly make him available for sale with an asking price of €60m.Although reports indicate that bids in the region of €35m are more likely to be offered instead for Jovic’s signature, who is “honoured” by the strong interest in him.But Basler, who won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern between 1996 to 1999, has advised the young Serbian that staying at Frankfurt may be the best option for his career.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“What good does it do me if I wear the Barcelona jersey, but sit on the bench?,” Basler told Der Hessische Rundfunk.Former Frankfurt coach Dragoslav Stepanovic has also advised his compatriot to think twice about leaving the Commerzbank-Arena at the end of the season.“He’s now showing that he can become a really good player,” said Stepanovic.“But if he makes a switch now, two or three people will be in front of him again. It could ruin his career.”After graduating through the youth ranks at Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, who famously defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League earlier this season, Jovic joined Benfica in February 2016 but struggled to make his mark in Portugal.The Serbia international has since spent the last two years over at Frankfurt and has found the net 22 times in 42 Bundesliga matches.Luka Jovic becomes youngest player to score five goals in one matchFRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 19: Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s seventh goal and his fifth during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena on October 19, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)last_img read more