Thurston County Fair – Saturday’s Schedule

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0Saturday’s featured fair event is the Thurston County Commissioners’ Annual Pancake Breakfast.  The August 4 breakfast event is free with admission to the fair, and commissioners serve up the syrup and all of the delicious breakfast treats from 8:30 to 10 a.m.Saturday’s fair event schedule has more than 50 events, contests and performances, including the Corvette Car Display, animal contests from dawn to dusk, the Spooner’s Farm Berry Best Pie contest, and music by the up-and-coming rock star students from the Rhythm Fire School of Rock. (Complete August 4 events schedule below.) The fair is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go to and click on Daily Events Calendar. AUG. 4 THURSTON COUNTY FAIR EVENTS8 a.m.4-H Equine Intermediate & Senior contests8:30 a.m.County Commissioners Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. – outside Heritage Hall9 a.m.4-H & FFA Poultry Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn10 a.m.4-H Fashion Revue Show – Food Court StageHome Arts Demonstrations – Heritage HallCorvette Car Display from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. – in front of Heritage Hall4-H Public Presentations – Benoschek Building4-H Dog Showmanship, Shift 1 – Chitty BarnOpen Class Beef Show – East ArenaOpen Class Dairy Goat Show – Hicks Lake Barn11 a.m.Bull Riding – Les Schwab Stage4-H Primary & Parent Rabbit/Cavy Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn4-H Plant Science Judging Contests – Benoschek Building4-H Cat Type – Petersen Barn11:30 a.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage12 p.m.4-H Poultry Judging Contest – Petersen BarnEnter Spooner’s Berry Best Pie Contest from noon to 2 p.m. – Thurston Expo CenterKids Games – Heritage Hall greenKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main GatePremier Martial Arts – Les Schwab Stage12:30 p.m.Explosion Extravaganza – Food Court Stage1 p.m.4-H Dog Showmanship, Shift 2 – Chitty Barn4-H Rabbit Judging Contest Part 2 of 2 – Petersen Barn4-H Goat Knowledge Bow – Hicks Lake BarnJohn Leonard – Les Schwab Stage4-H & FFA Llama Fitting & Showing with Llama Costume Contest – East Arena1:30 p.m.Mas Uda – Food Court Stage2 p.m.4-H Cat Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn4-H Sheep Costume Contest – WOW ArenaSpooner’s Berry Best Pie Contest Judging – Thurston Expo CenterBull Riding – Les Schwab Stage2:30 p.m.Sunday Speedtrap – Food Court Stage3 p.m.Rock Steady Elite All Stars – Les Schwab Stage4-H Cavy Judging Contest – Petersen BarnMachine Embroidery Demonstrations – Heritage HallKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main Gate3:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage4 p.m.Children’s Activity: Slug University – Heritage Hall AnnexExplosion Extravaganza – Les Schwab Stage4:30 p.m.Sunday Speedtrap – Food Court Stage5 p.m.Bull Riding – Les Schwab Stage5:30 p.m.Tanglefoot Cloggers – Food Court Stage6:00 p.m.4-H Dog Groom Squad – Chitty BarnMarket Animal Sale – Hicks Lake Barn6:30 p.m.Honky Tonk Angels – Food Court StageApplique Demonstrations – Heritage Hall7:00 p.m.4-H Silver Bucket Event- Dairy Goat Milk Out Contest – Willuweit PavilionRhythm Fire School of Rock – Les Schwab StageKid’s Tractor Pull – near the Main Gate4-H Dog Activities – Chitty Barn7:30 p.m.Troupe Rashaad – Food Court Stage8:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle Karaoke – Food Court Stagelast_img read more

Artificial Intelligence Meets Shakespeare

first_imgFacebook93Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Rebekah Finn for Harlequin ProductionsAs creative a writer and theatre artist as he was, William Shakespeare could never have imagined all the different forms his collection of plays would take. Since their creation in Elizabethan England, Shakespeare’s works have been translated into over 80 languages and adapted to countless cultural contexts, including Broadway musicals and many popular movies.Photo courtesy: Harlequin ProductionsOne such adaptation that could not have been foreseen is a fantastic production of his lesser-known masterpiece, Cymbeline, right here in Olympia at Harlequin Productions. What makes this production stand out? Well, rather than being set in Ancient Celtic Britain as originally written, this production is set many hundreds of years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic civilization. In fact, the setting is so far in the future that one of the characters is a vintage robot, leftover from a bygone age of highly advanced technology. Surely, Shakespeare couldn’t have imagined that one of his characters would be portrayed as mechanical artificial intelligence, right?Pisanio the robot is a collaboration between director Scot Whitney’s vision and costume designer Monique Anderson’s creative genius and artistry. The costume for this year’s Cymbeline production (opening October 5, 2017 at the State Theater in Olympia) is a re-creation of the robot that Anderson built for the same play in 1995.Anderson costumed the entire cast of Harlequin’s production of Cymbeline in 1995, which she remembers fondly as her first full design project for Harlequin. Back then, she ran with Scot’s post-apocalyptic vision and brought in her own ideas of combining historic and romantic styles with futuristic elements. It wasn’t a known concept at the time, but looking back, she defines her costume choices as definitely “steampunk-ish.”“I was influenced a bit by the sci-fi series of Beserker stories by Fred Saberhagen, but this concept and style was happening in a lot of different places at the same time. There was Mad Max, Star Trek, the Beserkers, and eventually steampunk. I wouldn’t say they were influences, but there seems to be waves of ideas where people come up with the same thing independently of each other.”Seeing the Pisanio costume for myself, I would whole-heartedly agree with all the above comparisons. As a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan, the android character Data is who first came to mind when I heard about this character. But after seeing the costume, I would have to agree that it is certainly more Borg-like, looking much more machine than human.Photo courtesy: Harlequin ProductionsSo what about the costume has changed since its first iteration in 1995? In addition to some decorative detail changes to better complement the other costumes designed by Jocelyn Fowler, Anderson credits the booming cosplay culture for making available more efficient and effective materials, including the use of LED lights. This time around, Anderson has 20+ years of experience under her belt, plus an assistant and technical specialist, Jacob Ranger, to expertly design an LED display throughout the costume. “The idea is to have several different parts of the robot light up,” Ranger explains.Despite the machine-like look of the costume, robot Pisanio is brought to life by a human—the very talented actor Christian Doyle. With the use of makeup and a skin-tight black suit, the team strives to erase as much of Doyle’s humanness as possible, so that the costume pieces look like they’re sitting on an inhuman skeleton.[To see Doyle transform into robot Pisanio, check out this video at]The story of Cymbeline centers around the forbidden marriage of Princess Imogen and an adopted orphan, Posthumus. Posthumus’s trusted servant, Pisanio, in this case his robot, is a major factor in driving forward the plot, which is a journey through love, jealousy, betrayal, courage, repentance, and redemption.“Pisanio is the most ultimately loyal guy,” explains Doyle. “He is the Alfred to Posthumus’s Batman. He will do anything for his master, and always follows the intent of his orders if not always to the exact letter. He is programmed for loyalty, but he has emotions, too, if toned down a bit.”But how does Doyle take on the challenge of playing an artificially intelligent servant? “The costume really informs the character, in the fact that my mobility is limited. The character choices are really limited by and informed by the costume,” Doyle says.I guess we’ll just have to see for ourselves how this robotic character fits into the Shakespearean fairy tale romantic adventure of Cymbeline. You can book your tickets now by calling the Box Office at 360-786-0151 or stop by at 202 4th Ave. E in downtown Olympia. For more information and to subscribe for the 2018 season, and visit the Harlequin Productions website.last_img read more

Fans can’t get enough of Mayank Agarwal’s picture with his grandparents

first_imgAdvertisement b4kwxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaqw57bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8fdk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hmolWould you ever consider trying this?😱4e45rrCan your students do this? 🌚a2jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Mayank Agarwal, who had fans going crazy after his double century against South Africa and Bangladesh, has yet again won his fans over with a photo with his grandparents that he posted on twitter captioned “20 years ago when we moved into our home, my grandfather took me for this walk. Even today, after I come back from every tour, the tradition continues.” Mayank’s fans have showered him with love in the comments.Advertisement The Karnataka opener played his first Test match last year in Australia, but it has not taken long for him to emerge as the star of the second Test match after hitting double centuries. The debutante scored 76 at the Boxing Day Test match. After his superb performance at the Test match, he is now one of the top 10 Test players.After an impressive 76 score, the player kept showing off his capability in the match between India and South Africa, where he scored a century. He kept the spirits up and scored another 100 on the grounds of Indore, during the match between India and Bangladesh.Fans have yet to see whether their favourite opener can make it a triple century when India will play against New Zealand in the upcoming two-Test series, next year. Advertisementlast_img read more

Amit Panghal promises at least 2 gold medals from Indian boxing at Tokyo 2020…

first_imgAdvertisement a6jpNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6bk7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7plWould you ever consider trying this?😱xexCan your students do this? 🌚lymr9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Amit Panghal, the 24-year-old  boxing champ made India proud when he won the silver medal in the World Championships. In an interview the young boxer opened up about his preparation for the upcoming Asian Olympic quantifier that is to be held in Wuhan, China. The boxer seems confident that next year India can expect 2 gold medals from the Olympics 2020 in the boxing category. The Olympic games is to be held next year in Tokyo. After boxers like Vijender Singh and Mary Kom brought medals home, the nation’s hope increased.Advertisement “We will go into the Tokyo Olympics with an aim to win at least two gold medals. We can win more but at least two gold medals can be expected from Indian boxers at the Tokyo Oympics.”Advertisement India has focused more on the training of boxers after winning medals in the country. Amit believes, the boxers have worked hard on their strength and technique and will give tough competition to other boxers in the game.“Our performance in boxing in the recent times has improved by leaps and bounds. We have won many gold medals, whether it be at the Commonwealth Games or Asian Championships, or World Championships. ”Advertisement Indian boxers have not yet brought home a gold medal. Previously, Mary Kom and Vijender Singh both won bronze medals. The former won it at the London Games 2012 and the latter won it at the Beijing Games 2008. By next year, India may already have a gold medalist in boxing.Amit also shared his opinion on the clash between Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen.“Mary Kom is a star in India boxing. According to me, it doesn’t matter for Mary Kom if there are trials or not because she doesn’t need to prove she is the best as she has already proved that. But, even if the trials do take place, I don’t think so that Mary Kom should be worried about anything as she can handle these things quite easily.”The boxing champ is currently a part of the Gujarat Giants and will be taking part in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League apart from the Olympics.Mary Kom will not compete against Nikhat Zareen in boxing league but Olympics trial bout still on for December 27 Predictions On How The Manchester United Will Finish The Season   Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs pound defending KIJHL champs 12-0 at the NDCC Arena

first_imgOnce could be considered a fluke.But two double-digit wins in a row . . . now that’s some serious hurt the Nelson Leafs are putting on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks of late.The Nelson Leafs put a good old fashion, out behind the barn, whipping on the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs, pounding the Hawks 12-0 in action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the third in row for Nelson over the Hawks — the last two wins coming by a combined score of 22-3.“No I never thought I’d be on a team from Nelson that would beat Beaver Valley that bad,” said Nelson native Linden Horswill after the double-digit beat down, Nelson’s six straight victory.“They lost a couple of players to Trail (of the BCHL) and (forward Dallas) Calvin wasn’t playing tonight but we got a couple of quick ones and kind of kept on going.”Two of those quick ones came off the stick of former Nitehawk Jacob Boyczuk while Cole Arcuri scored the other to give Nelson a 3-0 lead after one period.In the second the Hawks had a chance to cut into the lead as Nelson was penalized twice giving Beaver Valley a two-man advantage.But Cody Boeckman stood tall in the Leaf nets allowing his mates the chance to turn the tables on the Hawks, scoring five times in the final half of the frame to take a commanding 8-0 lead. Nelson kept on the pressure in the third scoring four more times, including a shorthanded tally by Colton McCarthy.“We just kept the pressure up . . . keep moving are feet and get their goalie moving side to side kind of opened it up a bit,” Horswill, who chipped in with a goal himself, explained.Boyczuk finished the game with the hat trick while Aaron Dunlap finished with a pair.Greg Nickel, Matthew Naka, Dustin Reimer and Bryce Nielsen also scored for Nelson.McCarthy and Carsen Willans each finished the game with three assists while Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dallon Stoddart, in his first game back for the Leafs after spending time in Manitoba playing Junior A hockey, added a pair of assists.The Leafs out shot the Hawks by a 33-9 margin as Boeckman out dueled Beaver Valley backstop Zack Perehudoff between the pipes to register the win.Nelson, improving to 12-5-1, retains its Murdock Division lead over Castlegar by two points.The Rebels blasted Grand Forks 8-0.The Leafs return to the rink Sunday for an afternoon tilt against the Sicamous Eagles.Sicamous is 9-2-2-2, good enough for second spot in the Doug Birks Division behind North Okanagan.The same Eagles are in Fruitvale Saturday for a date against the Hawks.last_img read more

Nelson fighters shine at Griffins Boxing Card

first_imgNelson Boxing Club fighters took their skills on the road to compete at the Griffins Saturday Night Boxing Card in North Vancouver.Coach Jesse Pineiro said the card was an opportunity for the local boxers to gain some valuable experience. “I’m very proud of how our fighters conduct themselves in and out of the ring,” Pineiro said following the event.“They showed skills, heart and sportsmanship as always and putting our club on the map.”Results had Brayden Hellekson drop a close decision to Robert Machikyan from Nanaimo while Jesse Lyons fought a great exhibition match against National Champion Ali Reza.“Jesse used his reach and movement and looked very sharp against Reza,” Pineiro said.The final Nelson bout had Max Berkeley gains some good experience during an action-packed bout against Aaron Madriaga from North Vancouver. This was a 12-year-old initiation bout for both fighters.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2016)–With favored Treasuring begging for racing room at the rail, lightly raced Everqueen, under Joe Talamo, shot clear a furlong out and took Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 2 ½ lengths, as the 3-year-old filly by Colonel John got six furlongs in 1:09.34.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies, Everqueen showed good early speed as she sat a close second just to the outside of longshot Princess Katie around the far turn before opening up on her competition.Off at 5-1, she paid $12.60, $4.60 and $3.60. Trained by Ron Ellis and owned by McShane Racing, LLC, Everqueen was an impressive maiden $75,000 claiming winner here on Jan. 24 and was making her fourth start today. With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $59,410.Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Treasuring, who came off a close fourth place finish in the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes Jan. 2, was full of run at the rail but by the time she was able to split horses a furlong out, the winner had all the momentum and she had to settle for second money. Off at 4-5 in her seventh career start, Treasuring paid $2.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Asian’s Way raced just to the outside of the favorite around the turn and despite getting first run on her, she proved third best. Off at 9-2, Asian’s Way paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.65, 46.14 and 57.91.First post time on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgFINISH LINES: Despite steady rain that began Thursday afternoon and continued into late Friday morning necessitating the closing of the main track for training at Santa Anita and Los Alamitos, where California Chrome is entered in Saturday’s Winter Challenge, trainer Art Sherman expects the 2014 Horse of the Year to run in the race he hopes will lead to the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28 and a possible rematch with Bob Baffert-trained Arrogate. “The horse is ready to go,” said Sherman, who had expressed concern about running the “People’s Horse” on a sealed or off track in a prep for the California-bred’s final race. “The weather’s supposed to clear up soon and the people at Los Al have guaranteed me that by race time tomorrow the track will be fast.” Added Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak: “The track was sealed last night and it always bounces back pretty quick.” . . . Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward reports that super filly Songbird will return from a six-week hiatus at WinStar Farm in Kentucky to Santa Anita the first week in January to prepare for her four-year-old campaign . . . From Gulfstream Park Publicity comes word that Awesome Banner, winner of the Hutcheson and Swale at Gulfstream, is ticketed for the Grade I Malibu on opening day. “Right now we plan to take a run there,” said Norm Casse, who trains the homebred for Jacks or Better Farm with his father, Mark. “He worked really well yesterday (five furlongs from the gate at Palm Meadows in a bullet 1:00.20, breezing). The Malibu is an opportunity for him to run against straight three-year-olds one more time.” . . . Agent Derek Lawson said Flavien Prat will be ready to ride opening day after recovering from blood in his kidneys following a mishap at Del Mar Nov. 27 . . . J.R. Pegram has Kent Desormeaux booked on Isothern for trainer George Weaver in the Mathis Brothers Mile on turf opening day. MIDNIGHT STORM COULD FACE ARROGATELUNAR EXPRESS STEPS UP IN GRADE I LA BREAWALL CALENDAR AND MORE ON OPENING DAYPOPULAR SHOWVIVOR TO RETURN ON DEC. 26CALIFORNIA CHROME SET TO GO TOMORROWSONGBIRD DUE AT SANTA ANITA NEXT MONTHVERSATILE MIDNIGHT STORM SET FOR SAN PASQUALTrainer Phil D’Amato has versatile multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Storm set to run in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Jan. 1 and a possible meeting with Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and California Chrome conqueror Arrogate.Midnight Storm, winner of the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf at Santa Anita last June 4, captured the Native Diver Stakes on dirt at Del Mar Nov. 27 in typical front-running fashion, winning off by nearly eight lengths.“His race at Del Mar was pretty impressive and he’s always trained really good on the dirt here at Santa Anita,” D’Amato said. “He broke his maiden on the dirt here and he came out of the Native Diver in great shape.”As to the possibility of facing Arrogate, D’Amato said, “I think we’ve got nothing to lose. If we beat Arrogate, hey, that’s a major feather in our cap. If you lose, you lost to Arrogate, so to me it’s a good opportunity.“My horse is doing really well and the San Pasqual is where we’re going to go.”LUNAR EXPRESS MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN LA BREARichard Baltas, who has become a trainer to be reckoned with in recent years, hopes to catch lightning in a bottle when he runs Lunar Express in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on opening day.Lunar Express, a daughter of Malibu Moon, won at a mile on Del Mar’s main track Nov. 12, but not against the quality of rivals she may meet in the La Brea.“She won going a mile and going 6 ½ (furlongs),” Baltas said. “She’s never run against stakes company but she beat older horses last time going a mile on dirt, so I figured this is a perfect distance for her.“We’ll give it a shot.”SANTA ANITA OFFERS POPULAR WALL CALENDAR AND MUCH MORE OPENING DAY            In addition to four graded stakes, Santa Anita will treat fans to its popular 2017 wall calendar, a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and much more with the beginning of its traditional Winter Meet on Monday, Dec. 26. A fan favorite for decades, the Santa Anita 2017 wall calendar will be given free of charge to all attendees with paid admission. With a pair of Grade I stakes, the Malibu and the La Brea showcased, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opener will again command center stage among racing fans nationwide.Mathis Brothers Furniture, for whom the opening day Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile is named, will provide a plush Thoroughbred toy to the first 5,000 kids 12 and under, as well as Mathis Brothers Gift certificates to all paid attendees. Santa Anita will also provide a Family Fun Zone in its spacious Infield Area. (General Admission and parking are free in the Infield, via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place).Santa Anita’s luxurious Chandelier Room will again play host to the highly acclaimed Guest Chef Series as one of LA’s hottest restaurants will provide contemporary cuisine and post-holiday celebration. Ticketing, available online, includes innovative signature dishes throughout the afternoon, six delicious whiskey tastings, live music, a racing program, a wagering tip sheet and more. To purchase tickets, please visit first post time set at 12 noon, admission gates will open at 10 a.m.Here’s a schedule of opening day events:            –Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.            –Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs            –Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds            –Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs down hillside turf             –Free 2017 Santa Anita Wall Calendar             –Free Mathis Brothers plush Thoroughbred toy to first 5,000 kids 12 and under            –A Mathis Brothers Gift Certificate, free with paid admission            –Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Grandstand Apron (packages available at            –Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room featuring a catered menu from one of LA’s hottest restaurants, delicious whiskey tastings, live music and more, visit for details            –Infield Family Fun Zone featuring pony rides and much more, visit            –Bud Light Lounge, all you can eat buffet, first beer included, racing program and more, visit            Entries for opening day races will be taken Wednesday, Dec. 21. For more racing and event information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE. SANTA ANITA’S POPULAR ‘SHOWVIVOR’ RETURNS OPENING DAYSanta Anita’s popular free online “Showvivor” will again be available to fans via beginning opening day. The contest offers $5,000 in prize money, highlighted by a $2,500 top prize to be awarded to the longest “show streak” over the course of Santa Anita’s Winter Meeting, which concludes April 9.Showvivor participants are required to select one horse from one race per racing day, and that horse must run no worse than third in order for the player to “Showvive.” If the player’s selection fails to finish 1-2-3, that individual is not totally eliminated, as he or she may begin a new streak the next racing day. The player with the longest “show streak” on April 9 will be declared top prize winner of $2,500. A second “Showvivor” contest will begin Friday, April 14.The longest “show streak” is one of just five separate ways to win beginning Dec. 26:SHOW STREAK: The player who has the longest “show” or no-worse than third-place finish streak at the end of the Spring Meet will win the grand prize of $2,500. Players should note that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive but they will not receive credit for days missed.WIN STREAK: This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first-place finishers. If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.TOTAL WINS: At the end of the Spring Meeting, the player with most total wins will receive a $500 prize.TOTAL PLACES: This also carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player who selects most total places or second-place finishes.LARGEST SINGLE WIN PAYOUT: At the end of the Spring Meet, the player who has selected the highest single day win payout will be paid $500.Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at, although registration will be available after Dec. 26. Daily online selections must be made no later than 10 minutes until first race post time.For additional details, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

PSG knock Spurs out of Europe’s top five most valuable squads after Icardi move

first_imgPARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have knocked Tottenham out Europe’s top five most valuable squads after they signed Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan.Mauricio Pochettino’s side slipped to sixth in the rankings with a staggering total squad value of £881.55million.3 Spurs have been knocked out the top five most valuable squads by PSGThe French champions bought Icardi in on a season-long-loan with a £64m option to buy and their playing staff are now worth a cool £949.5m, according to having signed the Argentine bad boy, PSG now boast the most expensive front three in football history.This is just one place behind last season’s Champions League winners Liverpool who are down a place to fourth at £959.18m.The top three is made up of names you would expect to see with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona all weighing in with squad values in excess of £1BILLION! Pep Guardiola’s City side rank first at £1.14bn, Real Madrid – whose summer splurge on Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic saw their squad value soar – sit second at £1.07bn, while Catalonian giants Barcelona take up the bronze medal spot at £1.03bn.Although Spurs find themselves down a place in sixth, they are one of just three English teams who make the top ten – with London rivals Chelsea sneaking in at tenth with a squad value of £697.5m.The Blues are currently serving a two window ban so are relying on youth which has seen their squad value drop.But they still sit above Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal who do not make the top ten and sit 11th and 13th respectively.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleDespite a summer of big spending at Old Trafford – Aaron Wan-Bissaka arrived for £50m and Harry Maguire for £80m – the Red Devils’ squad clocks in at nearly half the value of their blue neighbours City at just £644.63m.While Arsenal – who smashed their club record transfer fee to bag £72m man Nicolas Pepe in the summer – sit two places down behind 12th place Borussia Dortmund with a £570.38m.Elsewhere in the top 30, the Premier League is represented by West Ham, Everton, Leicester, Bournemouth and Wolves whose squads are all valued north of the £275m mark.3 Lukaku is now third in the most expensive player ever in terms of total fees3 Mauro Icardi’s switch to PSG knocked spurs out of Europe’s top five most valuable squadsCredit: AFP or licensorsEx-Germany and Real Madrid star Christoph Metzelder ‘suspected of sharing child abuse pics’ as cops raid his homelast_img read more

Cheering Arsenal fans rock Emirates after hearing Spurs lost to Colchester

first_imgARSENAL fans rocked the Emirates with an “almighty cheer” after hearing Spurs had been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura missed spot kicks in the shootout and Tom Lapslie smashed home to send the U’s into the last 16 for the first time in 44 years.2 Arsenal fans let out a huge cheer when they heard Spurs had lost to ColchesterCredit: Getty – ContributorArsenal had no such drama in their third-round clash against Nottingham Forest as they won 5-0.The Emirates can be a notoriously quiet ground – and perhaps the loudest cheer of last night came when news of Tottenham’s humiliation filtered through.SunSport told you how a huge roar went up when Spurs’ result was confirmed.And others noticed likewise as Mauricio Pochettino and his men suffered the ultimate embarrassment.One said: “Arsenal fans celebrating Tottenham going out in the Emirates. Loudest cheer of the night when news filtered through they were out.”Another posted: “Almighty cheer around the Emirates as Spurs get knocked out by Colchester.”A fellow user posted: “Cheers going around the Emirates as news filters through that League Two Colchester have knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao.”2Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’One added: “When you’re 5-0 up at the Emirates and hear the fans taking the p*** at Spurs for losing on pens against Colchester.”A fellow user said: “Best scenes at the Emirates today with the confirmation of Colchester’s win over Spurs. Some result that!”And another posted: “Glad to tick the Emirates off the list of grounds. We may have lost 5-0 but f***ing hell, what support we have. Didn’t stop singing once. Arsenal fans were only loud when they heard Spurs lost.”Piers Morgan presents Cristiano Ronaldo with an Arsenal shirtlast_img read more