Injured Ross ruled out of 2nd half of Game 3 vs Ginebra

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netChris Ross will sit out the second half of Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals between defending champion San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra on Tuesday night.Ross, the Beermen star, was dealing with a strained right thigh, as reported by ESPN5’s Selina Dagdag.The 33-year-old Ross, who was the Finals MVP in the last two editions of the all-Filipino conference, had six points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 16 minutes of action in the first half.As of posting time, the Gin Kings were able to capitalize on Ross’ absence after extending their six-point halftime lead to 14, 79-65, at the end of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img MOST READ FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES PSL: Generika-Ayala nabs first win, keeps Smart winless It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas opens World Cup campaign against Italy

first_imgPlayer of the Week: Bong Galanza making most of chance with NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines’ daunting campaign in the 2019 Fiba World Cup tips off against Italy on August 31 at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan City, China.Ranked 31st in the world, the Philippines then, tests its mettle against No. 4 Serbia, which lost to USA in the finals of the previous edition of the World Cup, two days later.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption READ: Yeng Guiao: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdog’ in Group DIt gets tougher for PH after Italy with a matchup against the mighty Serbians, who could also parade a plethora of NBA talents led by one of the best big men in the NBA in Nikola Jokic.Gilas wraps up the first round against Angola, which can’t be taken lightly despite being ranked eight spots lower.“Angola is another tough team,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying READ: Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’National team coach Yeng Guiao said facing the formidable Italian side, which could have the likes of NBA veterans Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli in its roster, at the start of the tournament gives no excuse for Gilas Pilipinas to not be well prepared come game time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s good for us. It just means to say that when you face Italy on your first game, you have to bring everything you have,” Guiao said. “By the time we play our first game when we get there we should be ready to play 100 percent. There’s no such thing as getting warmed up first.” View commentslast_img read more

Former Flames D-Man Rhett Warrener taking part in Oilmen’s Hockey Tournament

first_imgThe final game today is scheduled to begin at 4:20 when TCL takes on Complete Pumpjack. Games will continue tomorrow morning and run all day through the evening. The first day of the 2015 Oilmen’s Hockey Tournament is underway and among those lacing up the skates is former Calgary Flames defenceman Rhett Warrener. Warrener will be the guest speaker at this evening’s stag for the event, and is also taking part in various games on the ice.Warrener said he was exhausted after his first game and decided to check out the event after speaking with a couple of NHL legends.“I stayed out too long,” he said laughing. “By the end I was dying and terrible. I’m never good at starts usually but it was fun. There’s a lot of good guys and some pretty good hockey players too. Lee [Hartman] got in touch with me and I talked to guys like Kelly Hrudey and Lanny McDonald, guys that have come up here and done it and they’ve had a lot of fun with it.”- Advertisement -Hrudey and McDonald spoke glowingly about the event after Warrener inquired about it, making his decision to come to Fort St. John pretty easy.“Just how great it was run, how good the guys were, how much fun it was,” he explained. “Guys like going out and doing stuff especially when they know they can go out and have a good time and they’re not pressured by anything and it sure seems that way. Everyone that I’ve played with so far has been really good.”Warrener plans on talking about his experiences throughout his hockey career and sharing other stories during tonight’s events.Advertisementlast_img read more

Red tape held up Walter Reed repairs

first_imgWASHINGTON – An Army contract to privatize maintenance at Walter Reed Medical Center was delayed more than three years amid bureaucratic bickering and legal squabbles that led to staff shortages and a hospital in disarray just as the number of severely wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan was rising rapidly. Documents from the investigative and auditing arm of Congress map a trail of bid, rebid, protests and appeals between 2003, when Walter Reed was first selected for outsourcing, and 2006, when a five-year, $120 million contract was finally awarded. The disputes involved hospital management, the Pentagon, Congress and IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a company with powerful political connections and the only private bidder to handle maintenance, security, public works and management of military personnel. While medical care was not directly affected, needed repairs went undone as the non-medical staff shrank from almost 300 to less than 50 in the last year and hospital officials were unable to find enough skilled replacements. An investigative series by The Washington Post last month sparked a furor on Capitol Hill after it detailed subpar conditions at the 98-year-old hospital in northwest Washington and substandard services for patients. Three top-ranking military officials, including the secretary of the Army, were ousted in part for what critics said was the Pentagon’s mismanaged effort to reduce costs and improve efficiency at the Army’s premier military hospital while the nation was at war. IAP is owned by a New York hedge fund whose board is chaired by former Treasury Secretary John Snow, and it is led by former executives of Kellogg, Brown and Root, the subsidiary spun off by Texas-based Halliburton Inc., the oil services firm once run by Vice President Dick Cheney. IAP finally got the job in November 2006, but further delays caused by the Army and Congress delayed work until Feb. 4, two weeks before the Post series and two years after the number of patients at the hospital hit a record 900. “The Army unfortunately did not devote sufficient resources to the upfront planning part of this, and when you do that, you suffer every step of the way,” said Paul Denett, administrator for federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget, the White House unit that prepares the president’s budget and oversees government contracts. The contract includes management of Building 18, which houses soldiers with minor injuries and was highlighted in the Post series as symptomatic of substandard conditions: black mold on the walls of patient rooms, rodent and cockroach infestation, and shoddy mattresses. Those 54 rooms are now vacant. Interior work cannot be started until a badly damaged roof is repaired, and that will need another contract because it’s not covered in the IAP contract, Walter Reed officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgJim in action for Donegal!JIM McGUINNESS HAS been called in to help inspire English rugby giants Saracens to European glory.The club wanted the Glenties’ man’s motivational powers ahead of their preparations for Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final showdown against Clermont Auvergne.McGuinness this week became the latest in a long line of sporting figures to address Saracens’ first-team squad. In the past, they have called upon the likes of American athlete Michael Johnson, former motor racing world champion Jackie Stewart and ex-England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, in addition to polar explorers and army generals.“We bring speakers in on a regular basis,” Saracens rugby director Mark McCall said of hiring McGuinness, now a coach at Glasgow Celtic.“Jim McGuinness was the Donegal football manager for four seasons. He’s currently the sports psychologist at Celtic and he was Paul McGinley’s right-hand man at the Ryder Cup in 2014.“When he took over at Donegal in 2010, they hadn’t won a game for three seasons and hadn’t won a championship for 19 seasons. “He took them on a journey over four years and it seemed like a very similar journey to our own.“He captivated the group for an hour. He is an extremely passionate speaker and he was fantastic for the players, who really enjoyed it.“I am not from Donegal, but I studied the story from afar and admired what he did. He had a very interesting story.”Saracens will face a Clermont side in St Etienne that crushed reigning Aviva Premiership champions and quarter-final opponents Northampton 37-5 just 11 days ago. ENGLISH RUGBY GIANTS SARACENS HIRE JIM McGUINNESS AHEAD OF EUROPEAN CUP BID was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coachJim McGuinnessSaracensspeakerlast_img read more

Use caution when harvesting forages after frost

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost because they contain compounds called cyanogenic glucosides that are converted quickly to prussic acid (i.e. hydrogen cyanide) in freeze-damaged plant tissues. Others species have an increased risk of causing bloat when grazed after a frost, those are discussed at the end of this article.Species that can develop toxic levels of prussic acid after frost include annual grasses in the sorghum family, Johnsongrass, shattercane, chokecherry, black cherry, indiangrass, and elderberry. It is always a good idea to check areas where wild cherry trees grow after a storm and pick up and discard any fallen limbs to prevent animals from grazing on the leaves and twigs. The potential toxicity after frost varies by species as follows: ·         Sudangrass varieties = low to intermediate in cyanide poisoning potential·         Sudangrass hybrids = intermediate potential·         Sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and forage sorghums = intermediate to high·         Grain sorghum = high to very high·         Piper sudangrass = low prussic acid poisoning potential·         Pearl millet and foxtail millet = rarely cause toxicityAnimals can die within minutes if they consume forage with high concentrations of prussic acid. Prussic acid interferes with oxygen transfer in the blood stream of the animal, causing it to die of asphyxiation. Before death, symptoms include excess salivation, difficult breathing, staggering, convulsions, and collapse. Ruminants are more susceptible to prussic acid poisoning than horses or swine because cud chewing and rumen bacteria help release the cyanide from plant tissue. Plants growing under high nitrogen levels or in soils deficient in phosphorus or potassium will be more likely to have high prussic acid poisoning potential. After frost damage, cyanide levels will likely be higher in fresh forage as compared with silage or hay. This is because cyanide is a gas and dissipates as the forage is wilted and dried for making silage or dry hay. Young, rapidly growing plants of species that contain cyanogenic glucosides will have the highest levels of prussic acid. After a frost, cyanide is more concentrated in young leaves and tillers than in older leaves or stems. New growth of sorghum species following a non-killing frost is dangerously high in cyanide. Pure stands of indiangrass can have lethal levels of cyanide if they are grazed when the plants are less than 8 inches tall. Grazing PrecautionsThe following guidelines will help you avoid danger to your livestock this fall when feeding species with prussic acid poisoning potential:·         Do not graze on nights when frost is likely. High levels of toxic compounds are produced within hours after a frost, even if it was a light frost. ·         Do not graze after a killing frost until plants are dry, which usually takes 5 to 7 days.·         After a non-killing frost, do not allow animals to graze for two weeks because the plants usually contain high concentrations of toxic compounds.·         New growth may appear at the base of the plant after a non-killing frost. If this occurs, wait for a hard, killing freeze, then wait another 10 to 14 days before grazing the new growth.·         Don’t allow hungry or stressed animals to graze young growth of species with prussic acid potential. To reduce the risk, feed ground cereal grains to animals before turning them out to graze.·         Use heavy stocking rates (4-6 head of cattle/acre) and rotational grazing to reduce the risk of animals selectively grazing leaves that can contain high levels of prussic acid.·         Never graze immature growth or short regrowth following a harvest or grazing (at any time of the year). Graze or greenchop sudangrass only after it is 15 to 18 inches tall. Sorghum-sudangrass should be 24 to 30 inches tall before grazing.·         Do not graze wilted plants or plants with young tillers.GreenchopGreen-chopping frost-damaged plants will lower the risk compared with grazing directly, because animals are less likely to selectively graze damaged tissue. Stems in the forage dilute the high prussic acid content that can occur in leaves. However, the forage can still be toxic, so feed greenchop with great caution after a frost. Also, always feed greenchopped forage of species containing cyanogenic glucosides within a few hours, and don’t leave greenchopped forage in wagons or feedbunks overnight.Hay and silage are saferPrussic acid content in the plant decreases dramatically during the hay drying process and the forage should be safe once baled as dry hay. The forage can be mowed anytime after a frost if you are making hay. It is very rare for dry hay to contain toxic levels of prussic acid. However, if the hay was not properly cured and dried before baling, it should be tested for prussic acid content before feeding to livestock.Forage with prussic acid potential that is stored as silage is generally safe to feed. To be extra cautious, wait 5 to 7 days after a frost before chopping for silage. If the plants appear to be drying down quickly after a killing frost, it is safe to ensile sooner. Delay feeding silage for 8 weeks after ensiling. If the forage likely contained high levels of cyanide at the time of chopping, hazardous levels of cyanide might remain and the silage should be analyzed before feeding. Freezing also slows down metabolism in all plants that might result in nitrate accumulation in plants that are still growing, especially grasses like oats, millet, and sudangrass.  This build-up usually isn’t hazardous to grazing animals, but green chop or hay cut right after a freeze can be more dangerous. Species That Can Cause BloatForage legumes such as alfalfa and clovers have an increased risk of bloat when grazed one or two days after a hard frost. The bloat risk is highest when grazing pure legume stands, and least when grazing stands having mostly grass.The safest management is to wait a few days after a killing frost before grazing pure legume stands – wait until the forage begins to dry from the frost damage. It is also a good idea to make sure animals have some dry hay before being introduced to lush fall pastures that contain significant amounts of legumes. You can also swath your legume-rich pasture ahead of grazing and let animals graze dry hay in the swath.  Bloat protectants like poloxalene can be fed as blocks or mixed with grain. While this an expensive supplement, it does work well when animals eat a uniform amount each day.last_img read more

No. 1 Simona Halep back in action at Sydney International

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. She will start the season without a coach after Australian Darren Cahill said in November he wanted to spend more time with his family. Cahill, who has spent the past four years with Halep, is taking a 12-month break.The 27-year-old Halep said she will not consider a new coach for at least the next few months.″(He) was a very big part of my career and I want to thank him for that,” she said. “Together we won the Grand Slam that we always wished for. It’s going to be tough, I’m sure. … but he decided this and I fully understood because family comes first always.”With a bye in the first round in Sydney, Halep will meet either Jelena Ostapenko or Ashleigh Barty in the second round before a possible quarterfinal against Karolina Pliskova.ADVERTISEMENT Soccer star Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, Simona Halep, of Romania, serves to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. No. 1-ranked Halep returns to competitive tennis this week at the Sydney International unsure if her back injury has fully healed.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)SYDNEY — No. 1-ranked Simona Halep returns to competitive tennis this week at the Sydney International unsure if her back injury has fully healed.It will be the first time Halep has played since the French Open champion ended her season in October due to a herniated disc in her back.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue And while the injury didn’t require surgery, Halep, who has previously battled similar injuries during her junior years, has spent much of the past three months off the court.“It was very scary because it was below the back, so it’s always dangerous. But I had treatment at home,” Halep said while sailing around Sydney Harbour on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I rested for about six weeks and I did nothing, just exercises for the back. I didn’t have pain while I was practicing this period, off-season. So now I feel confident and it’s OK. But I need to see during the official match.”Halep got off to a strong start last year, reaching the Australian Open final (losing to Caroline Wozniacki) and claiming her first Grand Slam title in Paris (beating Sloane Stephens) before losing her final four matches of the season, including a first-round defeat at the U.S. Open. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READlast_img read more

Rene Catalan all out to seize his time

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ “I doubled on training and I worked on my wrestling and striking. I just worked hard,” Catalan said. “It’s just a matter of discipline, determination, and dedication, alongside our passion with what we do.”“I won’t waste this opportunity because I know things like this don’t come often.”The 40-year-old Catalan, who is on a six-fight tear, had mixed emotions in fighting a fellow Filipino, but he also knew that fighting for the world title is too big of an opportunity to pass up.“I declined at first, but I know how big of an opportunity this is. I’ve worked hard for this,” Catalan said.ADVERTISEMENT The resurgent Filipino is now a headliner as he challenges compatriot Joshua Pacio for the ONE strawweight world title in ONE: Masters of Fate on Friday before a hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena.“When I lost three straight, I accepted it,” Catalan said. “I was a newbie in MMA. But every time I competed in a sport, my goal was to become a world champion. I felt like losing early was normal because I was just starting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“On fight cards, it was totally normal to open in the prelims because I was just starting. But I told myself that eventually I will be in the main event.”Catalan is determined to make the most of his opportunity to be in the main event just like the way he rose from the ashes to come just a step away from the pedestal. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rice industry paralysis What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?center_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Spurs’ Son in tears after Everton’s Gomes injury; Foxes 3rd Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rene Catalan was never discouraged when he began his MMA career with a string of losses.Catalan kept going and that perseverance turned his fortunes around, leading to a world title fight.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

DU sixth cut-off released at for 6500 unfilled seats

first_imgIn order to fill up the left over seats in many programmes, Delhi University has announced the sixth cut-off for the commencing academic session today, August 20.(Read: DU still left with many seats for academic session 2016) All the candidates can check the same on the official website, .Sixth cut-off details: As per the Indian Express report,  seats at ARSD, South Campus, for BCom (Hons) course is available at 94 per cent while BA English (Hons) is available at Daulat Ram College at 93.5 per centMeanwhile, admissions at most colleges have been closed for the general category candidatesBut, an admission under OBC category has 2,500 seats still availableNow, BA English (Hons) is available at 90 per cent for OBC category.Earlier, when the fifth cut-off was announced on Tuesday, July 19, seats in popular courses were available in several prominent colleges.As compared to the fourth list, the cut-off marks declined in the range of 0.25 to 5.0 percentage points in the final list with admission opportunities in BSc (Hons) Maths existing for general students at Ramjas, Hansraj, Hindu and Kirorimal colleges in the cut-off range 94.5-96 per cent.(Read: The DU cut-off conundrum: Students give views on high cut-offs, brand value and course vs college) Admissions process details:Admission process for the sixth cut off list will be conducted till August 22Also, the university will declare the seventh cut-off lists on August 24 and the admissions will be conducted till August 26The eight cut-off list will come on August 29 and admissions under this cut-off will be completed on August 30Meanwhile, the students who are already registered need to apply again for vacant seats, following which, a merit list will be brought out by the collegeWhile speaking about releasing more cut-off list, one of the senior officials said, “We are restarting the cut-off system for admissions. Many students have withdrawn admissions due to which there are vacant seats in different in many colleges. There will be three cut-offs.”advertisementMoreover, this year despite cut-offs going low, not many students turned up to take admission in left over courses.Read: Value based education is the priority of the state government, says AP HRD ministerRead: College asks IGNOU to leave campus Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Guardiola doubts Sancho return to City

first_imgPep Guardiola does not envisage Jadon Sancho returning to Manchester City, but conceded a move back to his old club could not be ruled out.The exciting winger made his England debut during the international break after making a flying start to the season for Borussia Dortmund.Sancho has provided six assists and one goal for the Bundesliga leaders despite only one of his seven league appearances coming as part of the starting line-up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The teenager has received praise in some quarters for opting to take the risk of continuing his development outside of England after deciding his chances of breaking into the first-team at City would be limited.Guardiola was asked ahead of City’s Premier League clash against Burnley if Sancho would ever return to the Etihad Stadium and, while not fully discounting such a scenario, he pointed to the fact Sancho did not appear content at the club.”I don’t know, in football you never say no, but I don’t know. I think when he decided to move on from here it is because he doesn’t want to be here,” he said.”When he doesn’t want to be here, I think he’s not looking forward to coming back here. That is what I think right now.”Maybe in the future – new club, new managers – but I don’t know.”Sancho is one of a cluster of young English players to have tried their hand in the Bundesliga over the past couple of seasons and reports suggest his fledgling success could lead to a future wave of youngsters heading to Germany.City youngster Phil Foden is among those to have been tipped to follow Sancho’s path, but Guardiola believes such trends in football are common.”English teams look at Spanish players and Spanish teams look at Italian players. You cannot control them at that age,” he added.”We know what we have done with Jadon. We did absolutely everything, he decided to move to Germany. All the best. He is doing really well at the start of his career, hopefully he can achieve what he is looking for and it is a good sign for England. I’m glad he’s playing well.”Raheem Sterling, EnglandOne of the reasons Sancho may have felt his first-team path was blocked is due to the domestic form of new England team-mate Raheem Sterling.Sterling scored twice in England’s surprise 3-2 Nations League win in Spain, strikes that ended a three-year wait to add to his international tally.It was welcome relief for Sterling, who faced criticism in some quarters over his performances at the World Cup, but Guardiola – while acknowledging a “stronger mentality” – thinks little has changed because of his brace.”Because he scored in one game two goals? The criticism when he played in England is for one or two years. [There is] no change because he scored two goals,” Guardiola said.”His character and personality does not depend on scoring two goals. The most important thing – he knows – at 23 years old, he can still be better.”His mentality is stronger than before from my point of view. He plays so good, so well in terms of movement – he creates room for Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, Harry Kane et cetera.”last_img read more