Both players will play in the Qatari Stars League with centre-back Flores linking up with former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup at champions Lekhwiya and midfielder Hernandez joining Al-Arabi. Both transfers are subject to international clearance but the moves will end two-year spells for the Spaniards at the Liberty Stadium. Press Association Swansea have confirmed the departures of Spanish pair Chico Flores and Pablo Hernandez for undisclosed fees. Chico, 25, made 75 appearances for Swansea after signing from Italian club Genoa and helped the club to Capital One Cup trophy success in 2013. “It feels like I am leaving my family,” Chico said. “I have really enjoyed my time here. When we won the cup it was one of the best moments in my career.” Hernandez, 29, was signed for a club record £5.55million from Valencia in August 2012. He made 57 appearances for Swansea but his time in South Wales was often interrupted by injury. Swansea hope to fill the loss of Chico by signing Federico Fernandez from Napoli and they are currently holding talks over personal terms with the Argentina centre-half having agreed a fee understood to be over £7m.
After Virginia Tech beat Miami on Saturday evening, Syracuse officially locked up the No. 9 seed for the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference tournament after losing to Florida State on Saturday. The Orange will play eighth-seeded Pittsburgh, who has the same 9-9 conference record as SU but beat Syracuse twice this season.The game will be on Wednesday at noon at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.In the two teams’ first matchup, each’s ACC opener, Pitt ran away down the stretch to the tune of a 72-61 win at the Petersen Events Center. On Feb. 20 at the Carrier Dome, the Panthers again pulled away late for a 66-52 win.Syracuse was dominated on the glass in both games with Pitt holding a combined 38-rebound advantage in the two contests. The winner of Wednesday’s game, a second-round matchup, will draw the league’s No. 1 seed, which will be North Carolina. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman