Palace sign Souare

first_img Eagles boss Alan Pardew tasted defeat for the first time since taking over at the turn of the year, seeing his side lose 1-0 at home to Everton on Saturday, and has now moved to strengthen his defence. Souare, 24, came through the ranks at Lille and has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park, subject to a work permit being issued – and joins Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi in moving to Palace in the last seven days. Striker Yaya Sanogo has also joined on loan from Arsenal as Palace have been one of the most active Premier League sides in the January transfer window, which closes on Monday night. Having turned out for Senegal in the African Nations Cup, Souare flew straight into London as Alain Giresse’s side slipped out of the competition at the group stage and has agreed on a move from Ligue 1 outfit Lille. Despite having won their opening four fixtures under the former Newcastle boss, Pardew’s side have fallen behind in all but one of his five games in charge and the hope will be that the introduction of left-back Souare can shore up the Eagles’ defence. Crystal Palace have made their third signing inside the space of a week as Senegal international defender Pape Souare completed a move from Lille for an undisclosed fee.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Home Run Derby 2019 results: Mets’ Pete Alonso launches epic dingers, rocks Cleveland in Derby win

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIt was, by far, one of the most entertaining nights in Home Run Derby history. Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and Guerrero Jr. threw down in the second round, combining for 79 bombs that needed two, three-swing playoffs to decide. Ronald Acuña Jr. also showcased power of his own, launching righteous moonshots to all fields. He was dispatched by Alonso in the second round.Read about and watch all of the longballs from a highly entertaining 2019 Home Run Derby below.All times Eastern.Home Run Derby 2019: Live updates, highlights, commentaryFinal round10:28 p.m. — ALONSO WINS!10:47 p.m. — Alonso pumps up the crowd during his timeout. He thinks he’s got it.10:38 p.m. — Vlad Jr. gets to 22. Now Also will have a chance to win it all.Here’s how Pete Alonso finished his last round.Can he beat Vlad Jr.?— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 9, 201910:30 p.m. — It’s Vlad Jr. vs. Pete.Round two matchupsPete Alonso 20, Ronald Acuna Jr. 1910:24 p.m. — Alonso is going to the final round! Two rookies will battle for the $1 million prize.10:20 p.m. — Acuna finished with 19, and a decent start from Alonso should make this close.Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 40, Joc Pederson 39 (via tiebreaker)10:03 p.m. — After three tiebreakers, Vlad Jr. advances by a count of 40-39.9:57 p.m. — Vlad Jr. ups his score to 37 with a one-minute swing off. Joc equals him again. They’ll each get three swings.9:52 p.m. — JOC TIES HIM AT 29.9:40 p.m. — Twenty-nine for the kid. Again.9:38 p.m. — This Vlad Jr. guy is pretty crazy. He’s picking up where he left off last round.Round one matchupsFinal: Pete Alonso 14, Carlos Santana 139:25 p.m. — Alonso wasn’t great, but he got hot enough late to advance.9:20 p.m. — Santana finishes with 13, tying Chapman for lowest score.9:17 p.m. — Santana, hitting in front of his own fans, is off to a slow start. He has just five home runs with 1:41 remaining.Final: Ronald Acuna Jr. 25, Josh Bell 189:12 p.m. — Bell manages to hit 18, and Acuna Jr. will move on.9:07 p.m. — Bell calls his timeout with 2:33 left. He’s only hit four homers so far. He’ll need to his 22 more if he wants to move on.9:03 p.m. — Ronald Acuna Jr. crushes 25 homers in the first round. Josh Bell will have a tall order to fill if he wants to advance to the semifinals.Hitting homers like it’s easy.#HRDerby— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 9, 2019Final: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 29, Matt Chapman 138:47 p.m. — Chapman isn’t on pace to get close to Vlad Jr. but for him the hope is to post a respectable total.8:41 P.M. — He finishes with 29!U N R E A— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 9, 20198:40 p.m. — Twenty-four before the bonus for Vlad Jr.8:36 p.m. — Vlad Jr. is off to a huge start. Twelve bombs and still two minutes to go.Final: Joc Pederson 21, Alex Bregman 168:33 p.m. — Bregman finishes with 16. What an amateur. Pederson is on to the next round.These balls are FLYING.#HRDerby— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 9, 20198:28 p.m. — As Bregman hits, Pederson breathes heavily on the side, clearly tired from his first-round power outburtst. He’s in great position to advance.8:24 p.m. — Pederson finishes his round with 21 home runs. That’s a lot. Bregman has some catching up to do.8:21 p.m. — Not sure about this camera/graphic setup on ESPN. A lot going on and difficult to track the length of the homers.8:19 p.m. — Pederson calls timeout with 2:11 left in his round. 8:18 p.m. — We’re underway, with Bregman vs. Pederson the first matchup of the night. MLB Home Run Derby 2019 formatAn eight-player, three-round, single-elimination tournament will determine the Home Run Derby champion. First-round matchups are based on regular-season home run totals; Yelich, who leads MLB in home runs, will be the No. 1 seed (Chapman will be taking his place after Yelich withdrew from the competition) and face the competitor with the least amount of long balls in the opening round.Players will have four minutes in each round to hit as many home runs as possible. They will receive 30 additional seconds in a round if they notch at least two home runs that travel more than 440 feet.Ties will be broken by a one-minute swing-off. It doesn’t take experience to hit dingers.Mets rookie Pete Alonso already somewhat experienced with launching home runs, with 30 already on the season. On Monday night, the rookie phenomenom took home the 2019 Home Run Derby honors, ousting fellow rookie sensation Vlad Guerrero Jr. Alonso launched 23 bombs in the final round to oust  last_img read more