Loading… Lille star, Jonathan Ikone, is attracting interest from Premier League clubs. The forward is wanted by Leicester City and Chelsea, per a report from Le10Sport. The source claims Lille are having a fire sale this summer, with the likes of Victor Osimhen, Gabriel Magalhães, Mike Maignan, and Boubakary Soumare all likely to go.Advertisement Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way read also:Laporte, Ikone in line for France debut in Euro qualifiers Ikone has enjoyed a good few seasons and Lille are happy to let him go for a good offer. Inter Milan also have an interest in the player, but that may depend on the future of Lautaro Martinez. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Published on August 27, 2014 at 11:33 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Scott Shafer said Wednesday that he wasn’t happy with Syracuse’s kick returning last season, and pegged freshman running back Ervin Philips as the potential solution. “He’s an excellent football player,” Shafer said. “He has a lot of similar traits to Brisly (Estime) — quick feet, great vision, the ability to get out of breaks.”Estime emerged as one of SU’s primary return options last season, but will be taking more reps in the offense and punt return in the upcoming year. That leaves a spot for Philips as one of the team’s kick returners, a position the Orange didn’t list in its two-deep depth chart that was released on Monday. After being discussed by Shafer and teammates throughout training camp, Philips didn’t crack the depth chart as a running back while Prince-Tyson Gulley, Adonis Ameen-Moore, George Morris II and Devante McFarlane all did. Shafer said that Philips’ athleticism would allow him to not just play tailback, but also cornerback, nickelback and slot receiver for SU. Because of his age and potential, the head coach added that he wasn’t always sure if using Philips so soon was the best idea. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut he wanted to play the best possible team against Villanova in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.“When Brisly was back there we made some strides, so I want to give Erv Philips a chance to go back there and do his thing,” Shafer said. “I think he’s going to be a great football player for us and I think he can help us right away.” Comments
LOS ANGELES >> During last summer’s presidential pageant, we as Americans were promised so much winning “you’re going to be sick and tired of winning. You’re going to go, ‘Please, please – we can’t win anymore.’”So – are you tired of winning yet?“Not yet,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after his team’s latest victory, 2-1 over the San Francisco Giants Saturday afternoon. “Talk to me in late October, early November. But right now, we’re in a good place.”It is just about the best place any team could be in as July winds down. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The RBI ran Bellinger’s team-leading total to 69 (in just 84 games). Twenty-seven of them have come against left-handed pitching. No other left-handed hitter in the majors has driven in more runs off a left-handed pitcher. (Seager is right behind with 25.)“It’s tough to do,” Roberts said of the challenge for young left-handed hitters. “The thing with Cody is he can hit velocity but he can also hit spin. As a left-on-left guy, those breaking balls going away from you, that’s the one that’s tough. But he stays in there, keeps that front side closed from some of the best in the game.“He can slug them but he can also get a base hit. He’s not afraid.”Rich Hill has made a pretty good living (more so now) as a left-hander with spin. Things were not spinning his way in the first three months of the season, though. Those struggles didn’t turn around until he simplified his delivery.With that reworked delivery in July, he is 5-0 with a 1.45 ERA (five runs in 31 innings), 0.84 WHIP, 40 strikeouts and five walks while holding opposing batters to a .171 average.It all seems so, well, simple now.“Yeah, it’s easy to look back and connect the dots,” said Hill who was shown statistics indicating he was much more successful when pitching with runners on base – out of the shorter stretch than a full windup.“But thinking about how you’re going to go out there and be successful you have to take chances. You have to put a certain amount of risk on the line and it’s not going to be a clean run at all if you want to be successful. I think that’s something where you have to look back and, wow, it’s been a pretty good mess but at the end of it you look at it and you’ve succeeded. You just put your head down and keep moving forward.”Roberts is not in the mood for many risks with the Dodgers leading the division by 13 games. Hill retired the first 11 batters he faced – thanks in part to an outstanding sliding catch by Yasiel Puig down the right-field line and an excellent backhanded play by Justin Turner at the third-base line.That ended when Hill gave up a two-out solo home run to Hunter Pence. When Pence’s spot came round in the order again in the sixth inning, Roberts sprang from the dugout to pull Hill after 86 pitches and relied on his bullpen to protect a one-run lead the rest of the way.“Fastball command wasn’t great. Curveball wasn’t great,” Hill said. “But it’s having that relentless attack on the hitters. That’s what we’ve shown – we’re relentless every single day. In the lineup. On the mound. And in the field. It’s been a lot of fun.” Saturday’s win extended their latest win streak to seven games and sets them up to go for a major league-leading 14th series sweep Sunday against the tattered Giants.They are 38-6 since June 7 and 40-10 in their past 50 games. The 44-game run is the best in franchise history and the best in baseball since the 1942 Cardinals did the same.“It’s been crazy how well we’ve been playing the past couple months,” said rookie Cody Bellinger who pretty much knows nothing else in this major-league career. “I know it’s not normal. I know it’s pretty special.”It is also not normal for a young left-handed hitter – in particular, one with power – to be undaunted by left-handed pitching. The Dodgers have two who are.Corey Seager was 3 for 4 against Giants left-handed starter Ty Blach Saturday and is hitting better against lefties (.325 with a higher OPS) than righties this season. He doubled in the first and third innings off Blach. Each time Bellinger drove him in with an RBI single, providing all of the Dodgers’ offense in the game.