Hazard, successfully operated in Dallas of his right ankle

first_imgEden Hazard has already been operated on a fissure in the distal fibula of his right leg, injury that has already caused two periods of leave this season and that will take you out of play until the end of it. The objective of the Belgian is clear: 100% reach the European Championship next summer, which begins for Belgium on June 13 in St. Petersburg against Russia. Hazard has been intervened at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, in the state of Texas, in the southern United States. The person in charge of carrying out the operation has been the renowned Dr. Eugene Curry. The Belgian traveled to the Americas on Wednesday, accompanied by his father, Thierry, and by the head of the white club’s medical services, Niko Mihic. The key point of the operation was on the titanium plate that the player has been installed since June 2017, when he was operated by an ankle fracture. That plate has been giving him problems this course: he was injured before the PSG in November and the club opted for a conservative treatment, but after his return only lasted two games, suffering a new injury without even needing to be hit; the problem occurred itself in a badly given heel. The persistence of his ankle problems recommended going through the operating room, although he will probably not be able to play Madrid again this year. Madrid did not report on the interiors of the surgical procedure, although In these cases it is usually customary to replace the plate with a new one.The estimated withdrawal time after the operation is between a month and a half and two to re-train with your colleagues; then he would have to get in shape, which would lengthen the wait until two and a half months or three months. The Belgian, who went yesterday to the NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleand Pelicans and exchanged shirts with Luka Doncic, formerly of the white team’s basketball section, will remain admitted until he is discharged, after which he will return to Spain to begin his recovery. Madrid hopes that it can participate in the last days of LaLiga and that it will be available for a hypothetical Champions final which, right now, seems very distant after 1-2 in the first leg of the Champions League against the City at the Bernabéu.last_img read more

UCLA basketball notes: Collison eyes return at ASU

first_imgWhen Collison sat at West Virginia, freshman Russell Westbrook did not perform well. Not only did he go 1 for 11 from the field in 32 minutes, but Howland said more than half of Westbrook’s shots were equivalent to turnovers. “He had six shots that were either blocked or air-balled or air-banked,” Howland said. “So although he only had three turnovers, those six air balls, air banks or blocked shots are like turnovers. “So, really, he had like nine turnovers, which is a lot of turnovers. “He got sped up, and being on the road was a difficult place to be in, playing so many minutes. But he’ll grow from the experience.” Mata update: Bruins center Lorenzo Mata said his ailing left hip, which caused him to miss the second half at West Virginia, has improved and will not keep him out against Arizona State. “I’m sure I’ll be playing,” Mata said. “But that’s not my decision. “That’s on the big boss (Howland) over there. I feel good.” Cal game time set: UCLA’s Feb. 22 game against California at Pauley Pavilion will tip off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised by Prime Ticket. brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA point guard Darren Collison said he did not test his ability to drive to the basket and finish with his left hand, but he and coach Ben Howland were optimistic the sophomore would play Thursday at Arizona State. Collison missed Saturday’s loss at West Virginia with a sprained AC joint in his non-shooting left shoulder, but did take nearly 200 shots during a Tuesday morning workout. The injury occurred in last Wednesday’s win against USC. Collison had difficulty lifting his left shoulder to help his shot, and did not use his left arm when trying to warm up in hopes of playing against the Mountaineers. center_img “If I feel well after practice (Tuesday), I should be fine Thursday,” Collison said. “It felt pretty fine shooting. I can’t really extend my left arm all the way, but for the most part (the coaches) said I shot the ball pretty well. Howland said Collison, who is second on the fifth-ranked Bruins in scoring at 13 points per game, would be held out of contact during Tuesday’s practice. “I’m cautiously optimistic by Thursday game time he’ll be able to start for us,” Howland said. “Right now, it’s a game-time thing.” Getting Collison back is paramount to the Bruins getting a high seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament. UCLA (21-3, 10-2 Pacific-10 Conference) remains the favorite for a No. 1 seed in the West, but will be tested by playing four of its last six regular-season games on the road. last_img read more

Venti sues over mailer

first_img“I think Frank is justified in his pursuit,” said Councilman Mitchell Ing. “I commend him.” Venti is suing Castillo for damages for defamation, false light invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Ultimately, however, he is hoping the lawsuit will result in two local politicians, including a Monterey Park council member, to confessing to sending out the mailer. All council members have denied any involvement with the mailer. Two informants have since contacted Venti and he said they pointed to the same person. The informants are not named in the lawsuit. Venti’s lawsuit is seeking punitive and compensatory damages, including those for the medical bills he incurred after the mailer was sent out. He said that the incident resulted in him being “stressed out real bad,” and he spent hours at a doctor’s office. He is also seeking compensation for the $2,100 he spent calling 12,000 Monterey Park households to refute the letter. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEREY PARK – Councilman Benjamin “Frank” Venti filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a man he suspects was hired to produce and mail an anonymous hit piece just four days before the March election. The lawsuit, filed in Pasadena Superior Court, alleges that Melrose Castillo, an Alhambra resident, worked under the direction of two unnamed public officials to send out a misleading political mailer. Castillo, 30, could not be reached for comment. Venti was the top vote-getter in the March 6 election, and is now serving his third term on the Monterey Park City Council. But Venti has taken the mailer personally, offering a $5,000 reward as well as contacting the District Attorney’s office, who is investigating the case. “I think the DA is dragging their heels,” Venti said Wednesday. “I am hoping to get some corrupt politicians out of office.” David Demerjian, head of the District Attorney’s public integrity division, said that the investigation is ongoing and he could not comment on any progress. “I can’t say,” whether the lawsuit will impede the investigation, he said. The mailer in question, described as “libelous on its face,” was distributed to nearly 4,000 addresses. The letter contained forgeries of Venti’s signature and the city’s seal to a create a fabricated letter, which alleged that Venti was opposed to the Monterey Park Fire Department. It was also paid for in cash and was sent out anonymously, which are both in violation of State election law. last_img read more

Salons collected people’s gripes

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – When the city was in its infancy, officials tapped into the buzz on the street by convening a group of insiders: barbers and hairdressers. The idea was that these soldiers on the front lines of public debate and hushed private intrigue could enlighten leaders of the 4-year-old municipality about what city issues most concerned their clients. “We feel they talk to 20 to 30 people a day,” said Gail Ortiz, the city’s spokeswoman. Invitations were sent to about 75 salons and barber shops for a city-sponsored luncheon held May 13, 1991. About 50 people attended and many spoke out, said current City Manager Ken Pulskamp. Pulskamp, who was assistant city manager at the time, hosted the event. “It was an interesting experiment,” he said. “It was a fun group. There was a lot of spirited exchange. I think it probably demonstrates the extremes the city of Santa Clarita will go to to seek out public opinion.” His patrons today talk about the proliferation of Wal-Mart stores. Some people are happy, but small-business owners worry that the superstores will poach their customers. Another hot topic is how a Vallarta supermarket – proposed for the vacated Albertsons a few blocks down on Lyons Avenue – has been a lightning rod in the community. “They’re all for it,” Molina said of his customers. And they can’t believe the reaction of many people who say the Latino-products market will downgrade the area, he said. Margarita Hutchins, owner of Margarita and Co. in Newhall, said she commended the city for installing landscaped dividers in Canyon Country. A stylist from her salon joined her at the luncheon. Today, patrons agonize about traffic congestion. “I think that’s the big buzz, the city and the road situation,” she said. “I remember coming to work and it taking five to 10 minutes. Now it could take up to 30 minutes for me to go four miles.” Hutchins lives in Canyon Country. Customers who patronize Laura Jicha’s Kids Cuts and Waves in Newhall echo Hutchins. “They complain they can’t even get from Canyon Country to here in a decent amount of time, when before, they could,” Jicha said. “It’s interesting they were complaining about congestion then. It’s funny they have the same complaints.” Other clients voice concern about the gang presence in Newhall, telling her they believe sheriff’s deputies response is less than it would be in some other parts of the valley. In 1991, customers were concerned there were not enough schools or restaurants in the area. The outreach effort was not only a hit with the hairdressers. A national city-county marketing organization, 3CMA, gave Santa Clarita a first-place award in 1993 for “most creative campaign with least dollars spent” for the concept, Ortiz said. Asked whether it is time for another luncheon, Pulskamp said the lines of communication are open much wider and the forum is not necessary. Today, a Web site gives residents a peek inside City Hall and offers armchair visitors a chance to ask questions and comment on many issues. Pulskamp said more than 3,000 people commented on the city’s 2004 Big Picture strategic plan. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A youthful-looking Pulskamp warmed up the crowd, cracking jokes about his baldness. Prevailing wisdom held that hairdressers’ ears could be privy to more honest talk than officials’. Local leaders wanted to know what the city was doing or not doing that affected people, Pulskamp said. The hairdressers’ comments about recreation issues and traffic growth reflected what he was hearing from the community at large, Pulskamp said. “They said their clients were saying there are not enough things for kids to do,” Ortiz said. So the city’s Economic Development Department pursued Mountasia Family Fun Center, the entertainment complex on Soledad Canyon Road, which opened in 1995. Information gleaned from the summit was to be presented to the Santa Clarita City Council, but no report was prepared. About 120,000 people lived in the city 14 years ago. Today, about 170,000 people live in the city proper and about 270,000 live in the entire Santa Clarita Valley. A few of the luncheon’s attendees said burning issues from 1991 are still pressing today – some even more so. “Traffic was their main concern,” said Sid Molina, owner of Sid’s Hair Salon in Newhall. San Fernando Road had been widened and people were unhappy with the volume of traffic. last_img read more

DeGale is crowned European champion

first_imgJames DeGale overcame a fifth-round scare to become European super-middleweight champion with a narrow points victory over Piotr Wilczewski.DeGale won a majority decision after coming on strong in the second half of the fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena.The wiley Wilczewski, 33, used his experience to frustrate the Olympic champion and rocked him with a big right that left DeGale hanging on for the bell at the end of the fifth.But DeGale recovered and his superior skills proved decisive, with one judge scoring the bout 114-114 and the other two 115-113 in his favour.The pressure was on the Harlesden man – and he knew it – following May’s controversial points defeat against arch-rival and fellow West Londoner George Groves.That majority-decision verdict saw DeGale lose his British title and unbeaten record, and he could not afford to slip up again.Having paid the price for a ponderous start in that encounter, DeGale pledged to be much more assertive against Wilczewski.And after a cagey opening round, DeGale ended the second with a beautifully delivered uppercut.But Wilczewski was awkward and clearly looking to use his dangerous right hand against DeGale’s southpaw stance.He enjoyed a good fourth round, absorbing a hard uppercut and then clipping DeGale with a thumping right cross.And an even heavier right wobbled DeGale in the following session, forcing him to cling on and survive a mini-crisis.To his credit DeGale responded well, steadying the ship in the sixth and seventh rounds by landing with some decent combinations and body shots which slowed down his opponent at an important stage of the fight.That set DeGale up for the eighth – his best round of the contest – in which he hurt Wilczewski with a left uppercut and several more body shots.DeGale stepped on the gas as the defending champion faded in the closing stages, and a left hook followed by a barrage of yet more body shots rattled Wilczewski in the 11th.And DeGale was the aggressor again in the final round, throwing Wilczewski off balance with a right-left combination.Wilczewski was ranked two in the world by the WBO and had lost only one of his 30 previous fights.Beating him leaves DeGale on course for a possible world title shot or a rematch with Groves.After only 12 professional fights, DeGale has now won the European and British titles – but he was forced to dig deep by a proud Pole who promised he would not give up his championship without a battle and was true to his word.last_img read more

Chelsea odds-on to beat QPR

first_imgAll eyes will be on Loftus Road for Saturday’s showdown between Rangers and Chelsea.Unless you’ve been living on a different planet for the last few months, you’ll be well aware of the furore surrounding Anton Ferdinand and John Terry resulting from when the teams last met earlier in the season.At the time of writing we are going to have a market on whether both players shake hands before the start of the game, but those prices are subject to review.QPR were worthy winners at home to Wigan last weekend and Mark Hughes will have them fired up for the visit of Chelsea who are our 9/2 favourites at BetVictor to win the FA Cup for the third time in four years.Chelsea’s goalless draw at Norwich was the first ever Premier League game with no fouls in the first half, but you can have any odds you want that that statistic is not repeated in what is sure to be a white-hot atmosphere.Despite their lack of goals, are Chelsea are 8/13 to win this weekend with QPR (66s for the Trophy) 9/2 and you can back the tie to go to a replay at 13/5 – the 8/13 is far too short and I think the R’s will get a draw.It could be Torres’ day.The last three encounters between the sides in league and cup have ended 1-0 and the price for Chelsea to win by the only goal is 11/2 while QPR are 12/1 to win by that scoreline. Under 1.5 goals in the match is 13/5.It seems only a matter of time before Fernando Torres finds the net for Chelsea and his recent performances merit the short price of 11/10 anytime and 15/4 to score first, but for all his effort and link up play he remains out of sorts in front of goal.Fulham travel to Goodison Park for a Friday-night tie against Everton.The Whites haven’t beaten the Merseysiders since September 2009 and were on the receiving end of a 3-1 home defeat back in October.Fulham (40s for the Cup) were dreadful at Ewood Park on their last away trip but this is a game they really ought to get something from with the Toffees having terrible injury problems. Everton are a shade of odds on at 20/21 with BetVictor with the visitors 14/5 and the draw at 9/4.If Martin Jol’s side are brave and carry the game to the opposition I can see them winning this at the first time of asking.  Under 2.5 goals in the game can be backed at 4/6.For all your weekend odds check out BetVictor.comlast_img read more

Sydney Roberts’ walk-off home run puts Humboldt State in CCAA championship game

first_imgIt wasn’t until earlier this season that Humboldt State senior second baseman Sydney Roberts hit her first collegiate home run.There was a lot of patience involved, with regular playing time hard to come by until late in the Jacks’ run to the national tournament in Denver.On Saturday evening, Roberts’ newfound power was on display once again.Roberts’ fourth home run of the season will go down as arguably her most important to date, as her solo shot to center field in the bottom of the eighth …last_img read more

A perennial Warriors All-Star doesn’t make it this year

first_imgKlay Thompson will once again join his Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant in the NBA All-Star Game after the leagues coaches voted him in Thursday as a reserve.While Thompson will be making his fifth straight All-Star appearance, Draymond Green’s three-year All-Star streak came to an end as he wasn’t among the seven Western Conference reserves announced.While Thompson considered the appearance to be a “huge honor,”” will Green view his exclusion as a source of motivation?“I …last_img read more

A’s add former Giants catcher on minor league deal

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — A slow free agent market seems to be working in favor of the A’s for a second consecutive season.Nick Hundley, who spent the previous two seasons as the backup to Giants star Buster Posey, arrived at Hohokam Stadium Monday after agreeing to a minor league deal with the A’s. Hundley, 35, put up numbers last season that appeared to be worthy of a major league deal, hitting .241 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs over 96 games with San Francisco, yet remained available as the A’s …last_img read more

How a Minor Change by Facebook Resulted in a $92 Million Acquisition

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#advertising#web Related Posts dave copeland Can’t beat them? Join them. One of the biggest newspaper companies in the world may be trying to get into the Facebook advertising game.Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today and scores of regional and local newspapers, is reportedly close to announcing a $92 million acquisition of BLINQ Media, which specializes in building technology to boost engagement with ads on Facebook. We didn’t get a response when we reached out to both companies for comment, but, citing anonymous sources, TechCrunch is reporting a purchase agreement has already been signed and a deal could be closed by the end of the month.The deal comes less than two weeks after BLINQ and two other Facebook ad companies revamped their offerings in a two-day period to take advantage of recently-released Facebook API upgrades that make it easier for brands to track conversions. The new API was announced by the social media giant to balance some of the criticism surrounding the company’s earnings release.That could explain the big price tag for BLINQ, which had only taken in $3.1 million in funding – none of it from venture capitalists – since it was launched in 2008. The Facebook upgrades, which were announced July 12, are expected to boost revenue considerably for BLINQ, as well as Buddy Media, Nanigans, and SocialCode, the social media marketing and analytics company launched by Gannett rival Washington Post Co.For Gannett, the deal means it can cross-market ads it sells on its existing online properties with Facebook ad offerings and also open a new revenue stream by tapping directly into Facebook. It’s likely Gannett is also trying to offer the same tracking capability to its online ad offerings that BLINQ is now able to offer to Facebook advertisers.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more