PARIS (AP):Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria will join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on a four-year deal to become the second most expensive player in the French league history. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Di Maria is expected in Paris later this week to sign the deal after undergoing a medical exam in Doha on Monday.He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak publicly about the deal before it is official. Manchester United have agreed to sell the Argentina winger for a fee that is “in the region of €63 million (US$69 million)” the person said.At PSG, the versatile Di Maria will be teaming up with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who joined the Qatari-funded club for a reported fee of €64 million hen PSG broke the French transfer record in 2013. The former Real Madrid midfielder joined United for £59.7 million (US$99 million) last summer as the most expensive signing in the history of British football, but he had an inconsistent season at Old Trafford.Di Maria got off to a bright start early in the season then struggled to adapt to the Premier League.
JUPITER, Fla. — Jon Niese struck out six in four innings, and a New York Mets’ split squad defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 March 19.Niese allowed one run and three hits and walked none in his third and longest outing of spring training. He had a 3.40 ERA in 30 starts last year, when he went on the disabled list twice, with elbow inflammation and a strained left shoulder.“It feels good to pitch without any pain,” Niese said. “It was pretty hot out there and I hit a wall at the end but it was good that I was able to pitch through it.”St. Louis scored off Niese in the third when Kolten Wong doubled, was sacrificed to third and came around on Matt Carpenter’s sacrifice fly.“I’m just getting the arm strength and stamina up to be able to throw 100 pitches,” Niese said. “I’m not worried about velocity, just worrying about location. During the season, when my arm gets in 100 percent shape, the velocity will get there.”Daniel Murphy singled and scored on John Mayberry Jr.’s sacrifice fly in the first, then left between innings with what the Mets said was right hamstring tightness.David Wright had two of the Mets’ 10 hits.TweetPinShare0 Shares
zoom After it saw a growth rate of 24% in 2017, Poland’s Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk aims to continue growing this year as well.During the year, DCT Gdansk’s volumes increased to just under 1.6 million TEU as the company launched full operation of the second terminal T2, doubling its capacity.“This facilitated the continued growth of our relationship with the 2M Alliance and then in May the arrival of the OCEAN Alliance. Having the world’s two largest Alliances provide direct calls with the largest ships in their fleet is a real testament to the vision of building DCT Gdansk,” Cameron Thorpe, CEO of DCT Gdansk, said.Continuing to plan growth, DCT has initiated its ‘T2B program’, due to roll-out over the next 3 years.The program includes two additional ship-to-shore cranes arriving in the third quarter of 2018, enabling the T2 berth to deploy 7 cranes by the end of this year. In support there will be an expansion of the yard area with 5 additional all-electric e-RTGs.Thorpe said that over the next two years there will be a second fairway approach to the Port of Gdansk, to which DCT will have access.This will further reduce the time from pilot-station to berth, enhancing the total port turn-around time of the ULCV’s calling.“Longer-term, DCT has considerable ability to expand both berth and yard footprint, so we can effectively continue to grow in-line with market demand,” Thorpe concluded.