Thompson, McLeod set to shine in Lausanne

first_img Thompson, who took the sprint double in Rio de Janeiro, is in second place on 20 points in the Diamond League 100m and looks set to grab 10 points and take over the lead. She is one of three Jamaicans who will face the starter in the 100m in the absence of race leader Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands. The other Jamaicans down to compete in this short sprint are Rio finalist Christania Williams and veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown, the first Jamaican to arrive at the team hotel yesterday. McLeod will be hoping for another big performance in his bid to cut the gap on leader Orlando Ortega of Spain. McLeod, who had a mishap in his last Diamond League meet in London, bounced back with a big win in Rio and will be looking to get close to Ortega. He is in second place on 20 points in the event while Ortega leads with 30. POISED TO LEAD LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Jamaica’s double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson and men’s 110-metre hurdles winner Omar McLeod will be two of the stars on show at tomorrow’s Lausanne Diamond League meet in Switzerland. After a four-week break to facilitate the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Athletissima meeting is the 10th of 14 meets on the schedule. Track and field fans are very excited about the prospect of seeing some of the Rio stars, including four gold medallists, in action. With the meet coming just a few days after the Olympic Games, several athletes who were down to compete have opted out of tomorrow’s staging, but all events are still expected to be well contested as athletes who did not make it to Rio will be hoping to take some big scalps here. ANTICIPATED CLASH Other event leaders down to compete tomorrow are American LaShawn Merritt in the 400m and high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine. Fans were eagerly awaiting a clash between Olympic 100m hurdles champion, American Brianna Rollins, and her compatriot World record holder Kendra Harrison, but the former has withdrawn from the event along with the two other medallists, Nia Ali, who won silver, and bronze medallist Kristi Castlin. Harrison has 40 points and is unbeaten so far in Diamond League competition. She looks set to wrap up affairs here despite a competitive field that includes her countrywomen Jasmin Stowers, Sharika Nelvis and Dawn Harper-Nelson.last_img read more

Man United want Cavani AND Otamendi, plus latest on Arsenal’s Carvalho pursuit

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Manchester United still want to sign a striker and defender this summer and have targeted South American pair Edinson Cavani and Nicolas Otamendi.The Red Devils have also not given up hope of signing Sergio Ramos, although David De Gea’s links to Real Madrid appear to have cooled, meaning the Spaniard may stay the season at Old Trafford and then leave on a free next summer.There’s an update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, along with Barcelona star Pedro’s possible switch to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Liverpool both interested.And find out whether Stoke’s move for Champions League winner Xherdan Shaqiri is dead in the water….Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Edinson Cavani is Manchester United’s ‘prime target’ to replace Robin van Persie, talkSPORT toldStephan El Shaarawy opts for Monaco move despite reported interest from Arsenal and LiverpoolMarseille reject Newcastle bid for attacking midfielderReports – Manchester City in talks over ‘former Manchester United winger’Newcastle weigh up move for Sampdoria strikerPSG to swoop for ex-Chelsea midfielder if they miss out on Manchester United flopNorwich blasted after pulling plug on deal for La Liga strikerVictor Valdes’ agent rules out Manchester United departureRoma make approach for Manchester United defender RafaelReports – Lazio close in on Liverpool flopSunderland close to completing £12million deal for Netherlands international Jeremain LensCrystal Palace starlet targets loan move to aid developmentlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsNORWALK – Monday is the last day to register to vote in the June 6 primary election. People wishing to register must be U.S. citizens and not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony. Voters must also be at least 18 years old by election day. Voter registration forms are available at libraries, fire stations, post offices and city clerk offices throughout the county. To register online, log onto www.lavote.net. The Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk’s office in Norwalk provides election information and help from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (562) 466-1310. Avocado Festival slated for Saturday LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The city’s annual Avocado Festival will be held from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the park, 1885 Hacienda Road. There will be food; bluegrass, pop and Hawaiian music; and a variety of games and other events. The festival also will include 20 agriculture-related exhibits and a $10 hot air balloon ride. Admission is free. For more information, call Carol Engelhardt, (562) 697-1258. Hospital guild to host fundraiser MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital Guild will hold a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in at the hospital, 100 E. Harding Street. The guild will also hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. June 8 in the hospital’s guild center parking lot. There will also be a boutique and bake sale with some of the best hot dogs in town. All proceeds from guild fundraising efforts benefit Beverly Hospital’s projects. For more information, call Lillian Gaitan, (323) 721-7189. VFW post hosts fundraiser dinner LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will hold a lasagna dinner fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. A donation of $7 per person is suggested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Women invited to free health clinic PICO RIVERA – Women are encouraged to attend “Fiesta de la Salud,” a health fair featuring the Women’s Health Mobile Clinic and sponsored by 58th District Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello. The event, from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday at 9406 E. Washington Blvd., at the Big Saver Foods store, will offer free comprehensive health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes, as well as gynecological testing, pap tests and clinical breast exams. All tests are preformed in private rooms inside the clinic’s mobile touring centers. Although the event is free, organizers recommend making an appointment for screenings and tests. To schedule a time for testing, call (800) 793-8090. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died in a collision earlier this week as 25-year-old Phillip George Plasko III of Buena Park. Plasko was riding his motorcycle north on Greenleaf Avenue at about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday when he ran into the side of a pickup truck driving west on Foxley Drive. Plasko was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Monday is last day to register to vote last_img read more