RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Inter Milan is reportedly nearing the loan signing of Victor Moses after he agreed personal terms with Antonio Conte’s side. Conte, who is in search of wing-backs after being unimpressed with Valentino Lazaro and Cristiano Biraghi, is looking to reunite with Moses having coached the 29-year-old at Chelsea between 2016-18. And according to Sky Italia, Moses has agreed personal terms with the Serie A outfit with him ready to leave Fenerbahce – where he is currently playing on loan from Chelsea. Inter – who sit second in the Italian top flight behind Juventus – have put in a loan offer with an option to buy from Chelsea. And Chelsea boss Frank Lampard confirmed on Monday afternoon that Moses is set to come back to west London in order to move elsewhere. Ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League encounter with London rivals Arsenal, Lampard admitted: “On Moses, he is coming back with a view to going somewhere else. Talks are ongoing.” Moses is looking for a fresh opportunity away from Fenerbahce, where he has only played seven times in all competitions since joining on loan in January last year. Moses won the Premier League under Conte at Chelsea in 2017, while also lifting the FA Cup just a year later. The wing-back played an integral role under the Italian manager, featuring 34 times for Chelsea during their triumphant 2016-17 Premier League campaign.Tags: Antonio ConteCristiano BiraghiInter MilanSerie AValentino LazaroVictor Moses
Val De Ferbet finished second for the Willie Mullins team as Ballynagour landed the Grade Two spoils for trainer David Pipe in the Prix la Barka at Auteuil. Tom Scudamore brought the 7-1 winner through to lead after holding a handy position for most of the two-mile-five-and-a-half-furlong contest. Ballynagour, a faller in the Punchestown Gold Cup on his previous start, pulled clear to win by five lengths from Val De Ferbet, who stayed on well from the rear under Ruby Walsh. Mullins’ other runner Gitane Du Berlais weakened out of contention after setting the pace, while the Paul Nicholls-trained Silsol had nothing left in the closing stages. Scudamore was understandably delighted at riding his first winner at the headquarters of French jump racing. He said: “It was a great thrill to come here and to have a winner at Auteuil is wonderful. I’m absolutely thrilled. It was only my second trip over here, so to win a Grade Two is fantastic. “He deserved to win another big race. He just got touched off at Aintree (by Silviniaco Conti in the Betfred Bowl). T hat was frustrating, but he’s more than made up for it. It was a great performance.” Press Association
The 148th Open Championship was a roaring success as Royal Portrush proved itself a superb host, having waited almost seven decades for the honor.For the first time since 1951 the Open returned to Northern Ireland and the Dunluce Links emphatically rose to the occasion. The addition of two new holes bolstered the challenge of an already demanding course, while the arrival of high winds and heavy rain on Sunday ensured it was a true test of links golf.After welcoming sell-out crowds and crowning a hugely popular winner in the shape of Shane Lowry, one thing is clear — it should not be another 68 years until Royal Portrush stages another Open Championship. Related News British Open 2019: Outstanding Shane Lowry storms to emotional triumph at Portrush British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka’s hopes shot after dreadful start to round four But what really needs to happen now is for all the hard work to be cemented by the prompt arrival of another Open Championship. This should not stand as a one-off, but the start of an era when the Claret Jug makes regular appearances in Northern Ireland.This is what a sell out crowd looks like #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/21IRNJqfIl— The Open (@TheOpen) 18 July 2019McIlroy wasn’t ready…Rory McIlroy winning The Open was the great story everybody was waiting to see unfold.Alas, it never happened, nor ever looked likely to from the moment his opening tee shot went out of bounds. He needs another chance to do himself justice at an Open on home soil. Here are five reasons why the world’s oldest major should be back here as soon as possible.Huge crowds (and noisy, too!)The Open draws huge numbers wherever it is held, but this year’s tournament was the second best attended in history.Almost 240,000 fans poured in to watch the action over four days, with only St Andrews having seen more for an Open. Add in the fact noise levels were off the charts and you have a compelling case already.The Royal Portrush crowd delivered for @ShaneLowryGolf yesterday and he returned the favour. Will he go low again? #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/MMCHNlk9Uk— The Open (@TheOpen) 19 July 2019The players loved itOne after another the players showered this venue with praise.Tiger Woods called it an “unbelievable golf course”, while Darren Clarke was one of many to point out how “fair” the track was, rewarding good shots and punishing bad ones.It is quite apparent that if players had their way, The Open would be back here sooner rather than later.”I’m proud of Portrush” @Graeme_McDowell #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/7jWlf4yXIL— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 21, 2019It’s “the British Open”Americans call this competition “The British Open” and the courses on its rotation should truly reflect that fact.England and Scotland have been hogging the tournament for too long and, with one edition every year, there is plenty of scope to make a trip to Northern Ireland a more regular occurrence.It could even open up new avenues, with one reporter having asked R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers when the championship was heading to Wales…To build a legacyThis year’s tournament has provided a huge boost to the local economy and put Portrush firmly on the map.