Manchester City player’s special characteristics see him marked out for transfer

first_imgTurin newspaper Tuttosport is the one with a story today saying the Old Lady have four centre-forwards who they’ve been keeping an eye on.Besides Gabriel Jesus, the Serie A giants are targeting Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, PSG’s Mauro Icardi and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.There are a few characteristics of the Manchester City player which have him marked out as a different option. Instead of a prolific goalscorer, the Brazilian is highlighted for his speed and ability to work in small spaces.Embed from Getty ImagesAnother factor which goes in Jesus’ favour is that he’s the youngest player on the list, making him the one with a bigger potential to be developed.Tuttosport says Juventus director Fabio Paratici ‘wouldn’t miss the chance’ of signing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, even though there’s no information on any approaches from the Old Lady for now. It’s also not said how much the Premier League side would demand for the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus continues to be named as one of the targets that Juventus have for the next transfer window.last_img read more

5 underrated Utah-BYU games you may have forgotten

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Ask anyone about the Utah-BYU football series and they can come up with several classic games, whether it’s the 34-31 games, Collie’s magic, Beck-to-Harline, Burton’s block, Kaneshiro’s doink or Yergensen’s 55-yarder. Those games all came during the last 25 years when nearly every year has produced a classic moment.Today we’re going to tell you about five of the most underrated Utah-BYU games that were significant for various reasons, one from each decade from the 1940s to the 1980s.BYU BreakthroughOct. 10, 1942 — BYU 12, Utah 7If you don’t count those three victories in the 1890s when BYU was known as B.Y. Academy — which BYU doesn’t — the Cougars had never beaten Utah in 20 tries, losing 17 games and tying three others going into this game. It didn’t look to be any different when the two teams met on a fall afternoon at Ute Stadium.The catalyst for the win was a blocked punt in the fourth quarter when, according to the newspaper account, “the center of the blue forward wall converged on young Wally Kelly” as he punted deep in Utah territory and the Cougars recovered on the 10-yard line. Three plays later, Herman Longhurst ran around the right end and soon after the Cougars were “able to ring the victory bell that BYU backers have been waiting for years to hear.”Thanksgiving ClassicNov. 26, 1953 — Utah 33, BYU 32It was a nationally televised game just a few years after TV became a staple in American homes and played on Thanksgiving Day. Utah came into the game as a heavy favorite with a 7-2 record and a first-place standing in the Skyline Conference compared to BYU’s 2-6-1 mark and last-place standing in the conference.Behind fullback Don Peterson, the “Redskins” dominated early and led 26-13 in the third quarter before the Cougars mounted a comeback to tie the score at 26 on a run by Don James. The Utes came right back with a touchdown drive as Peterson went over from the 2-yard line and thought they had the game. Then the Cougars put together an 80-yard touchdown drive to pull within one point in the waning minutes. However, the extra point try was muffed when the holder couldn’t handle the snap and was swarmed under by the Utes. After the win, the Utah seniors voted not to accept an invitation to play in the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Day. According to the newspaper account, the reason was because “the married men on the squad needed the vacation employment to augment their incomes.”Carter’s Coming-Out PartyNov. 6, 1965 — BYU 25, Utah 20This was a year after Utah’s big season (9-2, Liberty Bowl win) when the Utes had won 47-13 and the Utes came in having lost just two of the previous 41 meetings between the two schools.This was seven years before the start of the LaVell Edwards’ passing era, but you could say this season was the start of the Cougars’ quarterback tradition. Virgil Carter was in his second year as BYU’s QB and by passing for four touchdowns against Utah, he not only set a BYU record, but a WAC record as well in leading the victory.Most of the scoring came in the first half. Carter hit Tim Russell for the first score and after Utah came back to take a 14-6 lead in the second quarter, Carter responded with three more TD passes, another to Russell, one to Dennis Palmer for a 36-yard score and then Phil Odle from 22 yards out. That made it 25-14 at the half and the Utes added a score early in the third quarter and from there it was up to the Cougar defense to keep the Utes out of the end zone and preserve the victory as Bobby Ashdown intercepted a last-gasp pass by the Utes in the final minute.Not only did Carter complete 16 of 29 passes for 253 yards, he was BYU’s best runner with 83 yards on 19 carries. By the time he left BYU after the 1966 season, he had set six national, 19 conference and 24 school records and went on to play in the NFL for several years.Marv’s bootNov. 20, 1971 — Utah 17, BYU 15Neither team was having a very good season as the Utes came into the late November game 2-7, while the Cougars were 5-5 and looking to end with a winning season. Two local players who played high school ball in Salt Lake and went on to be teammates in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys played key roles in the contest. Golden Richards, who prepped at Granite High School, got the scoring started with a 73-yard punt return, one of an NCAA-record four punt return touchdowns that season off a punt by Utah’s all-American punter Marv Bateman, who played for Highland High. The Utes came back with a pair of touchdowns, runs by quarterback Don Van Galder and halfback Cal Poulson, to go ahead 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. BYU came back with a field goal and a touchdown after an 86-yard drive to go ahead 15-14, but they missed a two-point conversion that proved costly later. The Utes drove to the 15-yard line and Bateman, who had missed a 38-yarder earlier in the quarter, booted a 32-yard field goal with 1:05 left to give Utah the victory.Utes’ giveawayNov. 20, 1982 — BYU 17, Utah 12After losing 56-6 and 56-28 the previous two seasons, the Utes dominated the statistics in this game, but couldn’t get the win against Steve Young & Co. Despite getting 24 first downs compared to 11 for BYU and rolling up 468 yards to 300 for the Cougars, BYU came away with the narrow victory to clinch another WAC title and a fifth consecutive trip to the Holiday Bowl.Under first-year coach Chuck Stobart, the Utes used a ball-control offense led by Carl Monroe and Hilria Johnson, who rushed for 147 and 145 yards respectively. However, four turnovers, three fumbles and an interception, compared to zero for the Cougars, proved to be the difference.The Utes fumbled at the 1-yard line, threw an interception into the end zone and stalled at the 7-yard line after an 83-yard drive, or they might have won going away.“We gave that game away,” Utah quarterback Kenny Vierra said afterward. “The fumble and the interception killed us and that was my fault.”last_img read more

A cheapskate’s guide to shopping for credit cards

first_img FILE- In this July 17, 2018 photo, a customer buys groceries with a credit card in Salem, N.H. Cheapskates and low spenders aren’t the ideal credit card customers for banks because they’re typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who rack up finance charges. Still, banks offer credit cards with features that can fit well into a frugal lifestyle. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Cheapskates and low spenders aren’t the ideal credit card customers for banks because they’re typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who rack up finance charges. Still, banks offer credit cards with features that can fit well into a frugal lifestyle.Some penny pinchers prefer paying only with cash, especially if they think the pain of handing over dollar bills instead of plastic helps to rein in spending. But credit cards can have appeal for their ability to help build credit, along with the allure of getting something for nothing with rewards cards. 1 of 2 There’s no such thing as a “best” credit card. The key is finding one that fits your spending habits — even if your habit is to spend little, experts say.“If you look at dumb things that smart people do, that’s one of them — get into a product that’s not for them,” says Paul Golden , spokesman for the National Endowment for Financial Education . “People who live more on the frugal side tend to be much more thoughtful and cautious about how they’re using credit. So they’re really going to be looking at the features of a card.”Four-person U.S. households annually spend an average of about $80,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of that can be charged to a credit card. But what if you spend nowhere near that much?Here are credit card features that may appeal to low spenders:– NO ANNUAL FEE. Many cheapskates might find paying an annual fee for a credit card too much to stomach when so many cards, even ones with competitive rewards, charge none. That’s especially true if they’re using a card infrequently, Golden says.– REWARDS ON PRACTICAL SPENDING. Rewards cards are good for people who pay off their monthly credit card balances in full. That probably describes cheapskates, who likely balk at paying finance charges for carrying a balance. And because frugal types don’t do much discretionary spending, they’ll likely prefer rewards cards that give extra points for everyday spending at such places as gas stations and supermarkets, instead of at restaurants and entertainment venues.– CASH-BACK REWARDS. A frugal lifestyle often means a simple one, which jibes with easy-to-understand cash-back reward programs, as opposed to complicated points and miles systems. In a recent J.D. Power study, 36 percent of credit card customers said they don’t fully understand the rewards available to them. Cash-back cards rack up rewards in the most straightforward and useful way.– NO SPENDING TIERS OR REDEMPTION THRESHOLDS. Card issuers sometimes provide reward incentives to spend more. But low spenders will have trouble meeting spending thresholds — sometimes set at thousands of dollars — to get better rewards and sign-up bonuses. And some cards have a minimum amount for redeeming points, such as requiring $50 worth of rewards to accrue before you can cash them in. Frugal spenders might get frustrated by such a wait to redeem rewards.– REWARDS NOT TIED TO A BRAND. Cheapskates typically aren’t brand loyal; they like to shop around for the best deal. So credit cards affiliated with brands, such as retailers and airlines, aren’t likely a good choice because optimizing them requires spending heavily with that brand and cashing in points with that same brand.– BANK LOYALTY REWARDS. Some cards issued by large banks give outsized rewards to cardholders who keep piles of money in the bank’s checking, saving and investment accounts. Because stashing money in the bank is a cheapskate’s go-to move, it’s a winning feature.– HIGH INTEREST RATES. Nobody prefers high interest rates, but frugalistas who pay their monthly balances in full won’t pay finance charges, so they don’t care about cards that have high rates. Ignoring rates can simplify shopping for the right card. “Interest rate is probably not a big factor,” Golden says. “They might be looking more toward perks and reward programs.”– BUDGETING TOOLS. Using a credit card for most purchases means you can easily examine your spending by reading your monthly statement. Better yet, many card accounts offer additional budgeting tools that might delight cheapskates whose idea of fun is conducting an autopsy on where their dollars went.“For some people, that gives an accurate picture of how they’re truly spending money over the course of a month,” Golden says. “That’s the benefit of using a credit card for all your spending; it gives you that snapshot. It can be useful when you’re trying to build a budget.”This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Gregory Karp is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: Twitter: @spendingsmart.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: How to pick the best credit card for you: 4 easy steps Endowment for Financial Education FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows chip credit cards in Philadelphia. Cheapskates and low spenders aren’t the ideal credit card customers for banks because they’re typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who rack up finance charges. Still, banks offer credit cards with features that can fit well into a frugal lifestyle. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)last_img read more