Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing the Croatian Read Also: EPL clubs ask players to take 30% wage cut amid COVID-19 crisis The Croatian, now 31, has played 298 games for the Catalan giants and won four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League in 2015. Rakitic has enjoyed limited playing time for the club this season, having to content with Frenkie de Jong, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Riqui Puig and Sergio Busquets all vying for the starting positions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona are set to let midfielder Ivan Rakitic leave the club for a fee of £17million this summer with Atletico Madrid leading the race for his signature, according to Marca. With just a year left on his contract, a host of clubs in England, Germany and Spain – including Manchester United – are considering a move for Rakitic. Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic could depart the club this summer for £17million Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is contemplating a move to bring experience into his squad at a relatively cheap price. Rakitic was a World Cup finalist in 2018 with Croatia, but his nation lost out to France in the final.Advertisement Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should SeeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year
“Goal Line Stand” ran Thursdays. If you would like to comment on this story, email Michael at [email protected] or comment below. Until we meet again, USC.Wednesday marked the last night of production of The Daily Trojan for the spring semester, which means the semester is coming to a close. We all know what that means for students:Finals.Summer vacation.Job-hunting.But for many USC students, alumni and fans, the end of the semester means something else: no more Trojan athletics until football season begins.The thought of it scares some, including myself.No Disco Dave.No Tommy Trojan or Traveler.No bacon-wrapped hot dogs on Exposition Blvd.No one representing the Cardinal and Gold.But the summer can be saved.There are plenty of USC athletes to watch as the school year comes to a close. The top-ranked men’s volleyball team is still fighting for a national championship and will likely be battling for the next couple of weeks. If coach Frank Cruz and the Trojan baseball team can get the bats swinging once again, a trip to the postseason is not out of the realm of possibility for them, either.The three-time defending champion men’s tennis team and the highly ranked women’s tennis team have the opportunity to play their way into late May if the tennis balls bounce the right way. The golf teams will have a chance to swing their clubs into June. The list goes on.But that being said, Trojan athletics will come to an end sometime in June, right?Wrong.We have the 2012 London Olympics to look forward to. Though usually thought of as a country-against-country battle, spread among the participating nations are Trojans from around the world looking to bring pride to not only their homelands, but also to their alma mater as well.If USC was a country, it would have the 12th-most medals in the world. This year could raise that statistic drastically.Sophomore goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai from the women’s water polo team will compete for her home country Hungary, which is one of eight teams to make it to the Olympics in this category. Senior utility Sofia Konoukh will be playing for her home country of Russia. Sophomore swimmer Vladimir Morozov will take to the pool for his native Russia.Alumna track star Zsofia Erdelyi will likely be running for Hungary as well, as will alumnus Jesse Williams, who is currently the world champion in the high jump and will likely compete for team USA. Corey White, who lettered at USC in 2008 and 2009, will likely participate in the javelin throw, as he was ranked second in the United States last year.Senior Joey Hughes (400-meter), junior Reggie Wyatt (400-meter hurdles) and senior Bryshon Nellum (400-meter) will all have a chance to compete on the world’s highest stage for the United States.Former women’s soccer star Amy Rodriguez has already locked up a spot on the United States’ team. Rebecca Soni, who is an assistant on swim coach Dave Salo’s staff, will likely be swimming for the U.S. in the breaststroke, as she won the 2011 World Championships.Speaking of Salo, he will be on the Olympic staff, too.Sophomore sprinter Jessica Davis will potentially make the trip to London, as will senior sprinter Aareon Payne and sophomore hurdler Lauren Blackburn.Four-time NCAA champion water polo player Joel Dennerley, who recently graduated will likely make the Australian national team as the goalkeeper. Senior swimmer Katinka Hosszu, who participated in 2008 in Beijing, will likely be in the water for Hungary.And the list goes on.USC athletics might be on a temporary hiatus for the summer, but the athletes who have made their mark on campus will be on the world’s biggest stage come July 27 when the games begin. No, not all these Trojans will make the games. We will not officially know all of the Olympians until mid-July. But the fact that so many Trojans are in contention is astounding.The Olympics are reserved for the best athletes in the world. There is no questioning that. And without a doubt, USC churns out some of the best athletes in the world. Though many of these athletes go unnoticed because they do not play in high-revenue sports, come July, they will get their due. We don’t see them on ABC or ESPN every Saturday, but the world will soon be watching.So if you think that there isn’t anything to look forward to until summer practice begins for senior quarterback Matt Barkley and the rest of the football team, you are mistaken.USC’s best will be on the other side of the world, hoping to make their countries proud. As Trojans, we have a responsibility to root for them, cheer them on and recognize how incredibly difficult it is to be among the best in the world. Trojans everywhere deserve to be proud.This summer is the best time to be a USC fan. It’s where the greatest action happens. Those passes that Barkley throws on Howard Jones Field starting in early August are just the icing on the Cardinal and Gold cake.
Richard Gasquet, 3 times champion of the ATP 250 of Montpellier, he was extra stable than the Spanish Feliciano López, who beat 6-7 (1), 6-Four and 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Montpellier event, on a day through which the Belgian David Goffin escaped from the methods of Kazakh Aleksandr Bublik.“Feli” linked 22 direct serves, inadequate to beat Gasquet, which he doubled within the Eatsbourne last in 2014, however towards which he already has an unfavorable earnings of 7-1. Gasquet will now be measured towards Canadian Vasek Pospisil. Earlier than, Bublik used all of the attainable methods, taking out from beneath, however this was not sufficient to overcome the Belgian David Goffin, second favourite, who saved 5 set factors within the second set, to lastly defeat him 6-Three and 7-6 (9) in a single hour and 47 minutes, and advance to the quarter.Goffin, runner-up within the 2017 London ATP Finals, will face in that spherical towards the winner of the duel between the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert Additionally within the quarter is Serbian Filip Krajinovic who superior with a 6-1, 6-1 victory in 78 minutes towards Sweden’s Mikael Ymer. His subsequent rival, the Frenchman Gregoire Barrere.
“They represent the very best of the best,” Robles said. “We’re so proud to honor each of them.” Long, 36, who teaches a fourth grade/fifth grade combination class at Carmela Elementary School, said the ceremonymade him “feel like I won the Oscar. “You know, I was telling my partner-teacher the other day that we all just steal each other’s ideas, but then only one person gets the credit,” said Long, who’s been teaching for nine years. “So I’m thrilled to have made it to this level, and I’m just keeping my fingers crossed” for the state contest. Perencevic, 53, said she’s known for some time that this honor was coming – but after the TOY ceremony, “it finally, kind of, feels real right now. Two Whittier-area teachers were among 16 educators named Friday as the “best of the best” in Los Angeles County public schools, and will now compete for top honors in the California Teacher of the Year competition later this year. Michael Allen Long of the South Whittier School District, and Robin Perencevic of the Little Lake City School District had already been named Teacher of the Year at their respective districts in the spring. But on Friday, they made the “Sweet 16” list of 2007-08 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year, besting 48 other candidates who had also been given top honors at their districts. “These 16 teachers have been judged by their peers as shining examples of this shining profession,” County Superintendent of Schools Darline P. Robles said about the winners, who also each received a $1,000 honorarium at a ceremony in Los Angeles. “I’m just flying at the moment because of the excitement, the energy and the inspiration from the ceremony,” said Perencevic, who teaches at Lakeview Elementary School in Santa Fe Springs. “I have a young class of pre-kindergartners with autism. It’s a rather specialty assignment that isn’t something you necessarily put out there as a frontrunner for Teacher of the Year,” she said. “But that’s what makes this more special,” Perencevic said. “What we do in special education is part of the educational system, and I’m happy to represent them.” Now in its 26th year, the county TOY competition is the largest in the state. State officials are expected to announce five co-winners for California Teacher of the Year in November, only one will advance to the national competition. “Obviously, we’re extremely proud of Robin,” said Little Lake Superintendent Phil Perez. “I’m not surprised, however, because of the excellence she demonstrates in her classroom every day.” Rosa Pope, Long’s former principal at Carmela Elementary, said she always knew Long could be state Teacher of the Year. “But even if he doesn’t go all the way, I’ll always think he’s No. 1.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!