Man City dispute ‘has cost Tevez £9.3mn’

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, January 25 – Carlos Tevez’s long-running dispute with Manchester City has cost the striker £9.3 million ($14.5m) in wages, fines and lost bonuses, according to reports in several British media outlets on Wednesday.The Argentina striker has reportedly not been paid his estimated £200,000-a-week salary since the end of November and has been fined £1.2m for gross misconduct over his unauthorised exile in his homeland. Tevez has appealed against the fine. He is also believed to have forfeited £6m in loyalty bonuses over his repeated requests to leave the club.The 27-year-old has not played for City since apparently refusing to come on as a substitute during a Champions League game at Bayern Munich on September 27, which saw him fined two weeks’ wages for breach of contract.City are seeking to sell Tevez in the current transfer window, but mooted moves to AC Milan, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain have failed to materialise.In a rare move, the club’s chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, spoke out to criticise the conduct of Milan, who Tevez has identified as his preferred destination.“As things stand, AC Milan are not an option for Carlos,” Al-Mubarak told Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper.“If they want to be a consideration in this transfer window, they would do better to stop congratulating one another and begin to look at how they would meet our terms.“Carlos remains a player with contractual obligations to Manchester City for the next two-and-a-half seasons.“Unless we receive an offer we deem appropriate, the terms of his contract will be enforced.“Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain approached discussions with us in good faith. It is always a positive experience to deal with people with a professional approach.”City are believed to be holding out for £25m plus add-ons for Tevez, who joined the club in 2009 after a two-year loan spell at city rivals Manchester United.His current contract is due to expire in June 2014.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A `grand’ win for Brown’s Knicks .

first_imgLarry Brown became the fourth coach in league history to win 1,000 games as the New York Knicks beat the visiting Atlanta Hawks 105-94 Friday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Brown, who is 1,000-762 in 23 seasons as an NBA coach, joined Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to reach 1,000 victories. All four coached the Knicks at some point in their careers. The Knicks have won six straight for the first time since a seven-game winning streak from Dec. 22, 2000-Jan. 7, 2001. Jamal Crawford led New York (13-21) with 23 points. Stephon Marbury continued his strong play during the winning streak with 19 points and nine assists. Nate Robinson added 17 points, including 11 in the first half. Joe Johnson had 19 points for Atlanta (9-25), which has lost eight of its last 11 games. Al Harrington and Zaza Pachulia each had 18 for the Hawks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 76ers 125, Celtics 124 (3 OT): Chris Webber had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and Allen Iverson scored 33 points to give Philadelphia a triple-overtime victory over visiting Boston. Ricky Davis scored 33 points and Mark Blount had 27 for the Celtics. Samuel Dalembert had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kyle Korver added 12 points including his biggest 3-pointer of the season as the Sixers avoided dropping two games under .500 for the first time since Dec. 9. With the Sixers ahead 125-124 and only seconds left in the third overtime, Blount grabbed a defensive rebound and looked down the court for an open man, only to have Webber reach around and strip the ball. Trail Blazers 113, Magic 108: Juan Dixon scored 25 points, reserve Sebastian Telfair added 21, and Portland beat visiting Orlando. center_img Hedo Turkoglu had 27 points for the Magic, who were missing the suspended Steve Francis. The Orlando Sentinel and Florida Today, both citing anonymous sources, said the star guard wouldn’t re-enter Wednesday night’s loss in Seattle after Turkoglu fouled out. Bucks 103, Bobcats 102: Michael Redd scored 26 points, Bobby Simmons added 20 and rookie Andrew Bogut had 18 points and a career high-tying 17 rebounds for Milwaukee. Gerald Wallace had 21 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and a team record-tying eight steals for Charlotte. Heat 117, SuperSonics 104: Dwyane Wade recorded his second triple-double in two weeks with 15 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists, and visiting Miami beat Seattle. Rashard Lewis followed up his 45 points on Wednesday with 33 for Seattle and Luke Ridnour scored 21. Wizards 94, Pacers 85: Gilbert Arenas scored 18 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to lead visiting Washington over Indiana. Jermaine O’Neal led the Pacers with 20 points and seven rebounds. Timberwolves 103, Nuggets 89: Kevin Garnett had a season-high 31 points, on 14-for-17 shooting, and 15 rebounds to help host Minnesota even its record. Carmelo Anthony finished with 21 for the Nuggets. Grizzlies 81, Nets 69: Mike Miller had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Memphis used good guard play to beat visiting New Jersey. Vince Carter had 14 points for the Nets, while Jason Kidd and Marc Jackson each scored 10. Carter had scored 20 or more in 12 straight games. Hornets 90, Kings 76: David West scored 19 points and Rasual Butler added a season-high 16 to help host New Orleans avoid a fourth-quarter collapse. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more