Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is being tested after a muscle strain. He was substituted off for James Rodriguez at half-time in the first leg of the Super Copa on Monday night. Upd. at 19:34 CEST The club wrote: “Real Madrid CF announces the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons.” The 28-year-old midfielder has enjoyed great success at the club after a shaky start, culminating in last season’s Champions League triumph. Luka Modric has signed a new four year deal with Real Madrid. 20/08/2014 Sport EN He is doubtful for the second clash with Atletico, on Friday.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is still a target for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has not given up his pursuit of the France international and could make an £88million bid at the end of the season. (Daily Express)Chelsea are confident Eden Hazard will sign a new £300,000-a-week contract to stay at the club – making the Belgian the highest earner in English football. (The Sun)Paris Saint-Germain could beat Manchester City in the race for Alexis Sanchez by offering the Chilean a £9million advance on his signing-on fee. (El Mercurio)Chelsea are favourites to sign Edinson Cavani if the 30-year-old Uruguay forward leaves PSG in January, with Everton also said to be in the hunt. (The Sun)Everton are eyeing-up a potential January move for Atletico Madrid and France striker Kevin Gameiro. With Diego Costa returning to the Spanish club, 30-year-old Gameiro could be available, claim reports. (Daily Mirror)Real Madrid look set to go head-to-head with Manchester United in a bid to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala. (Mundo Deportivo)Chelsea target Antonio Candreva is set to leave Inter Milan, with Blues boss Antonio Conte a big fan of the 30-year-old Italy international. (Calciomercato)Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City may have to spend in January as fears grow over Benjamin Mendy injury. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all tracking MK Dons’ 16-year-old striker Dylan Asonganyi, who has started the season with nine goals in just seven games for the Dons’ under-18s. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Tottenham and West Ham are both eyeing-up 17-year-old Walsall starlet Mitch Candlin. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:EXCLUSIVE – Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston backs NFL players’ silent protests after Donald Trump’s attackChelsea manager Antonio Conte and Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti in frame for AC Milan job – REPORTSEverton FC transfer news: Toffees told to pay £44m to sign Benfica forward Raul JimenezJulian Draxler could leave Paris Saint-Germain for £30m in January – and Real Madrid are keenManchester United warned teenage midfield star Krepin Diatta ‘will cost a lot of money’Napoli join Everton in battle for unsettled Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson CavaniTransfer report: West Ham scouts still tracking William Carvalho despite failed summer bidTransfer report: Arsenal and Chelsea target Kostas Manolas’ new Roma contract to feature £26m release clause
In its first major upgrade ever, Google Blogsearch just relaunched and looks radically different. Instead of the blank page look of Google.com, Blogsearch now looks like Google News (but uglier) – with the hottest topics from the blogosphere aggregated on the front page. Readers can drill down in 11 different categories, from technology, business, sports and entertainment. Google says you can use Blogsearch to see what the world is talking about.The user interface isn’t nearly as nice as leading tech blog memetracker Techmeme, but the new Blogsearch has some major advantages.How it ComparesWe’re in shock that Google Blogsearch has actually updated. It’s cleaner and less spammy than Technorati, it’s more transparent than Yahoo Buzz, it’s more inclusive than Six Apart’s new Blogs.com and to the big question will be whether it’s faster than Techmeme. (Techmeme caught this story far faster than the new Google Blogsearch!) That’s our concern as a tech site. This has to be entirely new for bloggers who write about television, video games or business. Those sectors have got to be excited. The science blogosphere has Postgenomic, which is so full featured it probably won’t lose any traffic at all to Google Blogsearch Science.A Techmeme Killer?Even in tech, though we may love Techmeme – it’s audience is more influential than it is large. The new Google Blogsearch has the potential to reach tens of millions of people and drive insane amounts of traffic. Techmeme indexes a limited number of tech blogs, primarily blogs linked-to by other blogs that are already indexed. Google Blogsearch, on the other hand, indexes all blog posts faster than anyone else on the web. Techmeme is a great site and founder Gabe Rivera works hard to update its machinery and functionality regularly. The same iteration strategy can’t be assumed for the new Google Blogsearch, in fact it appears that the Google News algorithm has just been applied to blogs. All this may or may not be significant. Rivera offered no response when we contacted him asking for one.We’re excited about the new Google Blogsearch. What do you think? Can you imagine yourself visiting it now? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Blogging#Features#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
The NCAA announced on Tuesday that it is upholding sanctions against the University of Missouri’s athletics program in connection with an athlete tutoring scandal.MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and Athletic Director Jim Sterk said they were deeply disappointed and appalled by the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee’s decision.
How has the vampire squid adapted to its unusual habitat? How did an isolated tribe develop resistance to antibiotics? And how does color help set the body’s internal clock? Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Susanne Bard. Plus, Daniel Clery discusses the contributions of the Hubble Space Telescope to our understanding of the universe.
Captain Rani Rampal slammed a hat-trick as India thrashed New Zealand 6-1 to secure their first win in the women’s Volvo International Under-21 hockey tournament on Friday.Striker Rani (fifth, 30th, 40th minutes), Navneet Kaur (ninth), Anupa Barla (46th) and Lily Mayengbam (70th) scored the goals for India, while Pippa Norman converted a penalty corner in the 53rd minute for New Zealand.Rani opened India’s account with a field goal in the fifth minute and four minutes later, Navneet Kaur scored a field goal to double the lead.After conceding two early goals, New Zealand reorganised their defence and it showed. They attacked well, even though it wasn’t fruitful.India U-21 women lose to China at Volvo International hockey However, India kept attacking and struck the third goal through the energetic efforts of Rani in the 30th minute and 3-0 remained till the half-time.The second half continued with the same momentum as Indian eves dominated the match and maintained constant pressure on the New Zealand girls. Rani completed her hat-trick as the 20-year-old brilliantly converted a penalty corner in the 40th minute before Barla made it 5-0 six minutes later.Indian goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur displayed a strong show under the bar as she kept foiling New Zealand’s attacks.New Zealand girls dug deep and finally broke the shackles to score their first goal as Pippa scored through a penalty corner in the 53rd minute.Lily also put herself in the scoresheet by scoring India’s sixth goal in the final minute of the game to give a memorable victory to her side.advertisementIndia will face England on Saturday.
Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe made sure India A did not get away too far as he bagged figures of 3-83 for Australia A to reduce the hosts to 267/6 in their second innings at the end of third day’s play of the second and last four-day cricket match at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Thursday.Resuming the day at 329/9, the visitors added 20 more runs to be finally bowled out for 349 as Pragyan Ojha got rid of Andrew Fekete for 10.After conceding a first innings lead of 214, India were jolted upfront as skipper Cheteshwar Pujara got out cheaply for 11, failing to make his ground. Opener Abhinav Mukund and India’s Test captain Virat Kohli then got together to put on a partnership of 63 runs for the second wicket.Both batsmen looked at ease facing the Australian bowling attack with Kohli racing to 45 which included five delightful boundaries. Just when the duo looked well settled O’Keefe rocked Kohli’s citadel.Also read: Australia A bowl out India A for 135However, Mukund carried on batting unfazed by the loss of two wickets and forged another partnership with Karun Nair who scored a pacy 31 of just 34 balls.Australia pacer Gurinder Sandhu then got rid of Nair as the score read 134/3 in 45.5 overs. Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer then got together with Mukund to knit yet another useful partnership of 70 runs. But could not carry on to make it big.Mukund (59) fell shortly after getting to his fifty while Iyer soon followed his footsteps as the host found themselves struggling at 210/5. Wicket-keeper Naman Ojha was the last man to go as he spooned one to Usman Khawaja off an O’Keefe delivery.advertisementIndia A added 10 runs more after Ojha’s loss to rest at 267/6 at the end of the third days play. They lead only by 53 runs with four wickets to spare.Brief Scores: India A 135 & 267/6 (Abhinav Mukund 59, Shreya Iyer 49; Steve O’Keefe 3-83) vs Australia A 349 (Cameron Bancroft 150, Callum Ferguson 54; Baba Aparajith 5-86, Pragyan Ojha 4-107).
The House will vote on a nearly $1 trillion spending package next week as the first of several appropriations measures that Democrats want to pass to avert automatic spending cuts and a possible government shutdown this fall when a new fiscal year begins, CQ reported Wednesday.The bill, including a $733 billion defense topline, combines five of the 12 annual spending bills in an attempt to speed up the appropriations process in advance of looming budget negotiations over the summer.The spending bills include an overall $1.295 trillion fiscal 2020 discretionary spending limit that the House approved under a “deeming” resolution in April.Senate and House leaders have begun negotiations to a reach a budget agreement and avoid a fall shutdown, but a deal could take weeks or months before finalizing, according to the CQ report.“This package is the first step toward the House doing its work,” House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), said on the floor Wednesday.House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said reaching a bipartisan budget deal will require both parties agreeing on overall discretionary spending limits.“If we want to avoid a shutdown, the best way to do it is to work with both parties,” Scalise said in response to Hoyer’s floor comments.Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez ADC AUTHOR