But speaking after the game, Valverde was adamant the bid from David Moyes’ side was not related to his decision to leave Herrera out of his team. “It had nothing to do with the bid from Manchester United, I left him out because I chose the players I thought were best suited to the game,” he told a press conference. “I’m not thinking about speaking to him to convince him about anything and I’m not worried about anything else. “I haven’t spoken with the player but what I’m going to repeat is that I don’t expect the club to make any moves in the transfer market tomorrow (Monday). “I do not know what will happen. I want Ander to stay with us, and that is what I think, expect will happen.” Asked why he thought Herrera would stay, he responded: “It would be harder to explain why I thought he was going to leave.” Before the match, Valverde declared during a pre-match press conference that Herrera was fit to play against Madrid. The 24-year-old progressed through Real Zaragoza’s youth ranks before joining Bilbao in 2011 for 8million euros, and was part of the side that defeated Manchester United 5-3 on aggregate in the last 16 of the Europa League in 2011/12. He has a buy-out clause in his contract which is widely believed to be 36million euros. Herrera was the subject of a bid from the Premier League champions during the week, which was rejected by the Basque club. Herrera had started both of Athletic’s league games this season – against Real Valladolid and Osasuna – but played no part in the game at the Bernabeu, with Mikel Rico starting instead. Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde does not expect midfielder Ander Herrera to join Manchester United, despite leaving the player out of his side for Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid. Press Association
West Ham have been charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players following Mark Noble’s dismissal at Liverpool. Midfielder Noble, who scored the second goal in his side’s 3-0 Premier League victory at Anfield, was sent off in the 78th minute when referee Kevin Friend judged him to have fouled Danny Ings. That decision was overturned on Wednesday, after Noble had insisted his challenge was not even worthy of a yellow card and manager Slaven Bilic was equally critical. Press Association However the FA announced it has also charged the east London club over the reaction of Noble’s team-mates following Friend’s decision. “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, West Ham United’s claim of wrongful dismissal in relation to Mark Noble has been successful,” a statement on the FA website read. “The player was sent off for serious foul play during the game against Liverpool on 29 August 2015. His three-match suspension has, therefore, been withdrawn with immediate effect. “In relation to the behaviour of the West Ham United players following Mr Noble’s dismissal, the club has been charged for failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. The club has until 6pm on 7 September 2015 to respond to the charge.” Noble will be available for the Premier League clash with Newcastle at Upton Park on Monday, September 14 – when the Hammers could also welcome three of their deadline day signings into the squad as Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic look to make an immediate impact.
City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle Rogers, accompanied by Commissioners Gloria Lewis and Sandra Davey, welcomed the Jamaican IAAF World Youth Athletes into the City of Lauderdale Lakes on July 7th.Team met at MIAThe group flew into Miami International Airport as their first layover. Team members and officials were met by Mayor Rogers and other community members with travel tour bus transportation. On their way to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, escorted by the Mayor and the Commissioners, the team visited city hall in Lauderdale Lakes. Following the visit, the team left for Dubai on to Nairobi, Kenya for the 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships.“I am extremely proud to have the pleasure to greet the young athletes from my native country and show off our wonderful city to the group,” said Mayor Rogers. While in the Lauderdale Lakes, the Mayor accompanied the group to a quick tour of the City Hal. She also hosted them for lunch before leaving for the Fort Lauderdale Airport.IAAF World Youth Championships The IAAF World U18 Championships (formerly named the IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics up to November 2015) is a biennial global athletics event. It comprises track and field events for competitors age-17 or younger. The event is organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was first held in 1999.The World U18 Championships are not to be confused with the World U20 Championships, which are for athletes who are 19 or under. Several Olympic Gold Medalist like Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt, Americans LaShaun Merritt, and Carl Lewis have competed and become nationally recognized by participating in these competitions. The Jamaican group is scheduled to compete from July 12th—July 16th.Third Jamaican Mayor in LauderhillLauderdale Lakes is home to one of the largest Caribbean-American communities in Florida. Mayor Rogers is the third Jamaican to serve as the city’s mayor. She was the first Jamaican elected to office in Florida when she was elected as city commissioner in 1996. She served until 2008 when elected to the Florida House of Representatives. There she served the limited two terms. She was elected mayor in November 2016.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News