Mbappe wants Real Madrid clause in new PSG contract

first_imgKylian Mbappe is prepared to sign a new deal with PSG – but will insist on one special clause. World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is one of the world’s most sought-after players AS says Mbappé remains a priority target for Florentino Pérez and the PSG star has reportedly placed a demand on the Parc des Princes board in talks over a contract renewal. The France international and PSG sporting director Leonardo are in an impasse and the striker is apparently unhappy with the way talks are progressing and while it is expected the 21-year-old will accept a new deal, he will demand a release clause that will permit him to move to Real Madrid or another of Europe’s most storied clubs.Advertisement It will not be a cheap investment for potential suitors though, with any buy-out inserted into Mbappé’s deal likely to eclipse the €222m PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar. read also:Mbappe: I prefer to be benched for Messi, Ronaldo Mbappé’s contract expires in 2022 and Pérez’s plan was to make his move when the striker had just one year left on his deal, which would lower the asking price considerably. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Dodgers’ Alex Wood makes his pitch for playoff start

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers (90-70) have won 90 games in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1976-78. More importantly, they’re a half-game ahead of the New York Mets (89-70) for home-field advantage in the NLDS.The Mets were rained out Friday and will play a doubleheader Saturday.If the Dodgers finish with a better regular-season record than the Mets, Game 3 will be at Citi Field. If the teams finish with the same record, or the Mets finish with a better record than the Dodgers, Game 3 will be at Dodger Stadium.That could factor into the decision of who starts the game for the Dodgers. Wood (12-12) has a 2.21 ERA in six starts this season at Dodger Stadium, compared to 3.84 for the season. Anderson is 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA — but only 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA at home. Either Alex Wood or Brett Anderson will probably start Game 3 of the National League Division Series for the Dodgers.Based on each pitcher’s most recent start, it isn’t clear who wants it more.One day after Anderson pitched into the eighth inning in San Francisco, Wood shut down the San Diego Padres for seven innings in the Dodgers’ 6-2 win before an announced crowd of 45,564 at Dodger Stadium.“It’s good to finish on a high note and play for home-field advantage,” Wood said. “I’m glad I was able to do my part.”center_img “Even when I was in Atlanta, I liked pitching here,” Wood said.Citi Field hasn’t been as kind to Wood. He’s winless in four career starts there, with a subpar 4.56 ERA. Anderson has never faced the Mets in his career.“Obviously the numbers have shown that (Wood) pitches better here,” Mattingly said. “I have no clue (why). For the most part, it shouldn’t make a difference really. When you’re 60 feet 6 inches, you make quality pitches and get ground balls.”Either way, both pitchers are almost certainly destined to make the Dodgers’ NLDS roster. Mattingly said earlier in the day that the roster will include four starting pitchers, and Wood and Anderson are the best of any Dodgers starters not named Greinke or Kershaw.Wood and Padres starter Casey Kelly (0-2) traded zeroes Friday until the bottom of the third inning, when the Dodgers erupted for five runs.With runners on first and second base, Adrian Gonzalez drove in Carl Crawford with a one-out single. On a potential double-play ground ball by Justin Turner, Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg overthrew second base, sending Kendrick home and Gonzalez to third base.A groundout by Andre Ethier, followed by RBI singles by Corey Seager and A.J. Ellis, completed the rally.Kendrick also doubled and scored on an RBI single by Turner in the fifth inning.Mattingly started his regular position players for the second straight day, backing up talk of the importance of home-field advantage by playing his best players.“It’s important for guys to stay sharp and fresh because there’s going to be a four-day layoff going into the next series,” Ellis said. “Guys want to get their at-bats in. It’s nice to have that edge of winning baseball games. I remember the last couple years where we’ve locked things up a little bit earlier, and there’s that 10, 12 days of up and down. Donnie’s doing a good job making sure the motor stays on and we’re still playing the right way.”last_img read more

Social media reacts to LeBron James passing Michael Jordan on NBA all-time scoring list

first_imgLeBron James moved in front of Michael Jordan and into fourth place on the NBA scoring list Wednesday.The 34-year-old star passed Jordan with a layup in the second quarter of the Lakers’ matchup with the Nuggets. Legendary bucket.LeBron moves past Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list 👏— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2019James appeared to weigh in on the accomplishment on Twitter before the game. LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list LeBron James passes Michael Jordan: Who is the GOAT?center_img Can’t even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 7, 2019The 15-time All-Star signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with Los Angeles this summer and has averaged 27 points per game this season. But, the Lakers have not met expectations as they entered play Wednesday with a 30-34 record. Related News James and Jordan are widely considered the two best players in NBA history. Jordan won six titles and five MVP awards during his 15 seasons with the Bulls and Wizards.Here are some social media reactions to James passing Jordan:Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points to become fourth leading scorer of all-time!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 7, 2019Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for moving up to 4th on the NBA’s ALL-TIME SCORING list! #LakeShow— NBA (@NBA) March 7, 2019LeBron James, in the playoffs and now also the regular season, has Michael Jordan beat in the following:PointsReboundsAssistsBlocksFG%3FG%TS%Offensive Win SharesDefensive Win SharesBPMVORPWhen it’s all said & done, this isn’t even going to be a debate.— nick wright (@getnickwright) March 7, 2019Pure emotion from @KingJames.— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) March 7, 2019From the visitors locker room at Barclays Center, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye mockingly congratulated ex-teammate LeBron James tonight on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list:— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 7, 2019The way that got handled here made what should’ve been a MOMENT feel like a moment. No prolonged ovation. No presentation of the game ball. No real moment of connection between LeBron and the crowd. Just a video package.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 7, 2019Just a kid from Akron who’s getting old fast, making enemies, having regrets.I was talking about me. Did LeBron do something? What did I miss?— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) March 7, 2019No. 23 passes No. 23— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 7, 2019Lebron James passing Michael Jordan was the most underwhelming piece of history I’ve witnessed at Staples Center. By both the ceremony and the fans, both relatively understated, he was treated like a visiting player..which, face it, he still is…column coming..— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 7, 2019Me getting ready for the LeBron vs. Jordan Twitter confrontation tonight.— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) March 6, 2019Respect.— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 7, 2019last_img read more