Month: May 2020

Cutura, Arthurs, Roccaforte Headline Final Weekly Soccer Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Christina Cutura, Stephen F. Austin’s Carli Arthurs and McNeese’s Emma Roccaforte are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Cutura and Arthurs led their teams to a pair of dominant wins to clinch two of the remaining three spots in the 2018 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, and Roccaforte kept Lamar off the board in a 1-0 win for the Cowgirls in the regular-season finale.McNeese faces Abilene Christian at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the first round, followed by SFA versus Houston Baptist at 5 p.m. SLU opens the conference tournament against defending champion and host Lamar in the day one nightcap at 8 p.m.Offensive Player of the Week: Christina Cutura, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – Forward – Pearl River, La.Cutura etched her name in the Southeastern Louisian annals, becoming the first player to record two hat tricks in the same season with a trio of goals against Nicholls in the regular-season finale. After neither team got on the scoreboard in the first 62 minutes, Cutura found the back of the net three times in a span of 24 minutes to power the Lions to a win and a Southland Conference Soccer Tournament berth as the sixth seed.Honorable Mention: Brianna Moore, Stephen F. Austin; Nola Prickett, McNeeseDefensive Player of the Week: Carli Arthurs, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Defender – Lewisville, TexasArthurs captained the Stephen F. Austin defense to its fifth shutout of the season, holding rival Sam Houston State scoreless on just four attempts. On the other side of the ball, Arthurs registered five shots and netted her first goal of the season to cap off the five-goal win and help the ‘Jacks clinch a berth into the conference tournament as the No. 7 seed.Honorable Mention: Sarah Clayton, McNeese; Sofia Olsson, Southeastern LouisianaGoalkeeper of the Week: Emma Roccaforte, McNeese – So. – Goalkeeper – Nederland, TexasRoccaforte secured her seventh shutout of the year, stopping all five shots she faced, including a saved penalty kick in the 69th minute of the 1-0 affair. Roccaforte’s net-minding helped the Cowgirls secure win No. 13, setting a program record for wins in a single season. This is her second goalkeeper of the week award in 2018.Honorable Mention: Alanis Guevara, Houston Baptist; Nadine Maher, Southeastern LouisianaSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA-BRED ACCLIMATE GOES GATE TO WIRE UNDER GARCIA TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH

first_imgCALIFORNIA-BRED ACCLIMATE GOES GATE TO WIRE UNDER GARCIA TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, HE GETS 1 ¾ MILES ON TURF IN 2:48.80      ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–In sharp recent form and blessed with an abundance of natural speed, California-bred Acclimate took six rivals on a merry chase that resulted in a stirring half length victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Phil D’Amato, the 5-year-old gelding by Acclamation got the marathon mile and three quarters on turf in 2:48.80.Fresh off a gate to wire victory in a 1 1/8 mile turf starter allowance on May 31, Acclimate broke sharply and was immediately under a snug hold down the hill and enjoyed a three-length advantage heading into the Club House turn.  With favored Causeforcommotion beginning to tire in second position,  Garcia let out a notch a quarter mile from home and Acclimate enjoyed a three length advantage over eventual runner-up Oscar Dominguez a furlong from home en route to a hard fought win.Off at 9-1, Acclimate paid $21.00, $8.60 and $4.40.“It was all in the instruction Phil gave me,” said Garcia.  “He said, ‘Just break, take the lead and don’t look back.  He has natural speed and he is going to handle (the distance) no problem.  When I asked him, he just responded and they never caught me.”Owned by the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing, Acclimate, who is out of the Boundary mare Know No Bounds, was bred by the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen.  A winner in his first stakes appearance, Acclimate is now 14-5-1-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he has earnings of $175,521.“When this horse gets comfortable, he keeps clipping those steady fractions,” said D’Amato.  “Even though he was going fast, he was kind of doing it the right way.  He didn’t look like he was all out.  I knew they were coming to him at the half mile pole and Martin kind of turned him loose and he opened up again…Hat’s off to Martin.  He rode a brilliant race.”Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez, next to last early, rallied strongly but was second best, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Red King.  Off at 5-2, Oscar Dominguez paid $4.00 and $3.20.Red King never threatened and finished 5 ¼ lengths in front of stablemate Ya Gotta Wanna, the third D’Amato-trained horse in the San Juan. Off at 7-1 with Aaron Gryder, Red King paid $5.40 to show.Fractions on the race, all set by the winner, were 22.26, 46.10, 1:09.76, 1:34.95, 1:59.86 and 2:24.10.last_img read more

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Could West Ham vs Arsenal be postponed and why is Spurs game going ahead?

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticWhy is West Ham vs Tottenham going ahead as planned?West Ham vs Tottenham is being played next Saturday – more than two weeks before the Arsenal game.The area has been ruled safe for now and specialist bomb disposal experts are not visiting the area until Monday, November 25 – two days after the Spurs game.The timetable means a match against Spurs on November 23 will go ahead but there are still doubts over the Arsenal game on December 9. THERE were fears that West Ham’s London derby against Arsenal next month could be postponed over concerns that an unexploded World War Two bomb had been discovered by the ground.However, officials have said the metal object discovered by an apartment development next to the London Stadium has not been confirmed as an explosive and remains “unidentified”.1 West Ham vs Arsenal could be postponed following the discovery of a possible unexploded World War 2 bombCredit: Getty Images – GettyWill West Ham vs Arsenal be postponed?West Ham vs Arsenal had been thrown into doubt amid fears experts will need to work on the site.Specialist police officers were called to the scene just before midday on November 15 and a 150m cordon was put in place.A source said: “We think it is an unexploded bomb.“It’s crazy to think of all the people walking around here during the Olympics and we had no idea it was here.”The match is scheduled to be played on Monday, December 9.However, the London Legacy Development Corporation, which is responsible for the Queen Elizabeth II Park where the stadium is located, said the item is still “unidentified”.A spokeswoman said: “Reports that a WW2 bomb has been ‘unearthed’ yards from London Stadium are wrong.”The object has not been unearthed and it has not been identified. Police were called as a precaution and after initially putting in a small cordon their experts were satisfied that contractors should continue their work which will safely establish what the object is. The police returned control of the site to the contractor and removed the cordon.”last_img read more

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Spurs ready to sell Eriksen for less than £40m in January transfer window

first_img“We are not a club that is going to make big transfers in the market, nor is it going towards players who are already developed or at a certain level of expectation, also economically.“I would definitely say no because Bruno is a player of a level and a value that is not for us.”Spurs play Manchester United in the midweek fixtures being streamed live on Amazon Prime.2 Christian Eriksen has been in and out of the team for Spurs this seasonCredit: ReutersJose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devils TOTTENHAM are reportedly ready to cut their losses with Christian Eriksen and sell him in January – for less than £40million.The Danish midfielder is out of contract in the summer and is no closer to agreeing a new deal.2 Jose Mourinho has reportedly failed to convince Christian Eriksen to sign a new contractCredit: ReutersThis is despite an offer of more than £200,000-a-week being on the table for one of Spurs’ star men.But the Evening Standard is reporting that that despite Jose Mourinho replacing Mauricio Pochettino as manager, Eriksen is desperate to move on.He is believed to want to pursue a new challenge in La Liga or Serie A.Now chairman Daniel Levy is poised to sanction the sale of the 25-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in January.There also continues to be speculation over the futures of defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.MOURINHO SPEAKING WITH LEVYSpeaking about the potential outgoings, Mourinho said: “I’m not going to discuss these individual things.”If I tell you that I didn’t speak with Mr (Daniel) Levy about Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen, I would be lying. So, yes I’m speaking with Mr Levy about it.”At the same time, I speak also with the players, with all of them. We speak and try to understand every detail but it’s not something I’m going to discuss.”The important thing, really, is (they are) great professionals, big relationship with Tottenham, amazing understanding of what the club is and what we need from them.”So, all three ready to play, all three ready to forget the contractual situation.”And that’s the most important thing now because we’re in three competitions. And these boys are great players and Tottenham people. I trust them.”NOT IN  FOR FERNANDESOne player who seemingly WON’T be moving to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium any time soon is Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes.Fernandes, 25, scored an incredible 31 goals in all competitions last season.He dealt suitors a huge blow last month by signing a new four-year deal with a whopping £85million release clause.But Mourinho insists that Spurs can’t afford to do a deal for his compatriot.Mourinho told Sport TV: “We are a different club at this level.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerlast_img read more

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Mourinho ordered Spurs scouts to watch Edin Dzeko ahead of January window

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himDzeko has been with Roma since his £10million move from City in 2016.And the Bosnian international – who has eight goals from 19 games in all competitions this season – could still have one big move left in him if Mourinho has anything to do with it.Mourinho’s former club Manchester United are also said to be interested in the striker and will consider him if they fail to secure a deal for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic.2Man United star, Fred, targeted with vile racist slur as fan appears to direct monkey chant in his direction JOSE MOURINHO sent scouts to watch Roma ace Edin Dzeko ahead of a potential January transfer, according to reports.The Special One reportedly sent staff to Italy last week to watch the ex-Manchester City striker in action during Roma’s 3-1 win at Verona.2 Jose Mourinho sent Spurs scouts to watch Edin DzekoMourinho is looking to ease the load on Harry Kane and sent scouts to see if Dzeko would be a suitable candidate, according to the Mirror.Dzeko played 86 minutes for Paolo Fonseca’s team before he was replaced by ex-Spurs man Federico Fazio.However, Tottenham may have to shell out a considerable sum for the 33-year-old who recently signed a contract extension that keeps him with Roma for the next two seasons.But Spurs need to find cover for Kane as the only other recognised striker in their squad is teenager Troy Parrott.Fernando Llorente was the go-to guy last season but his contract ran down and he now plays for Roma’s Serie A rivals Napoli.last_img read more

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Alotau into U13 and U15 grand finals

first_imgIn the U13 preliminary final on court one, Alotau were too strong for Lae beating them 36-12. Alotau will face off with Motu Koita West in the grand final later today.Motu Koita West beat their sisters from Motu Koita South 20-14 in the other U13 preliminary final.In the U15 division, Alotau managed to get through with a 35-22 win against Central on court 3.The other U15 preliminary final witnessed Lae edge out Motu Koita South 30-26 in a thriller. Alotau will lock horns with Lae in the grand final.last_img read more

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Zidane: “We have suffered in circulation, but we have passed”

first_imgWhat feeling does the game leave?It was a complicated night. But normal. We have suffered in our ball circulation. We haven’t had a good game, but for the field, not for anything else. We are happy because in the end we move to eighths and come for that.How is Bale?He has sprained his ankle a little. I think it is not much. Tomorrow we’ll see. I could not go on.Brahim, Marcelo, James … The team has given a very high level for the Cup round it was.Very positive, but the field does not help you do what you want. We behave very well. Especially with a Second B team that makes a more direct game, we control that well. When you control the virtues of others it is good and we control the air balloons and the centers. The good thing is that with players who did not play for a long time, the level was very good, especially in intensity. How are soccer players like yours motivated to play here?We knew there was a complicated game today, against a rival in a very small field. The motivation is a Cup. It’s the Copa del Rey and we want to keep winning. At least try. We have given everything today in the field. The motivation is when you start playing and you have to win.Two goals of Brahim. Would you like him to stay? Can you have more minutes?Glad what he has done. He has given us the goal and the victory. As I always say, here are all the players and when they play they try to do it well.Possible outings in the winter market. Does something change you?No. Everyone knows their situation. I have a staff of 25 players. If there is any change we will see it until 31, but I am happy with the players I have and what they are doing.last_img read more

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Llamazares: “It will be harder to beat Valencia than Atleti”

first_imgAnd another team arrives that will play the round of 16 of the Champions League, Valencia. How many options does your team have to give the second ‘Culturalazo’ followed?The same as the other day: few. And if we already see the match that Valencia made against Barcelona we are even more scared. Once it is difficult to give but already two. It is normal for Second B teams to go hyper-motivated and perhaps the First teams, somewhat relaxed, thinking that it will be easy. But I guess that Valencia is not going to happen because they are already aware of what happened to Atlético here. Therefore, I think it will be more difficult to win against Valencia than Atlético. I have many Valencian friends. Among them, Martín Labarta, Valencia Basket delegate, who is going through bad times and I send him a hug from here.But they have a spectacular hobby, as seen last Wednesday …A lot of people will come, just like last Wednesday. In León there is a moment of euphoria and you have to take advantage of it. People are going to cheer up a lot and have a great time. Is the stadium going to be filled?No, we have a hard time filling it. But we do want to match at least the capacity before Atlético: about 12,200 spectators. Today (yesterday) 3,500 tickets had already been sold and there were queues throughout the day. Also, I think people will come from Valencia. The hour is worse than the other day but the rush of victory will make many who did not come this time, against Valencia. What is the current radiography of the Cultural?In 2012 I entered a club about to disappear, with many embargoes and in the Third Division. We went up to Second with economic hardships and managed to sell the club to Aspire, through José Lasa, who knew him from the world of basketball. It was in 2014-15. The club had 1,800 members and now it has 6,800. Three years ago we managed to ascend to Second and then we went down by one goal. Now we have made a team, according to the category, to go up to Second again.And how does a former ACB referee for 25 years run a football club?I had a sports management company and in the end it’s all the same. A sponsor asked me to enter 2012 and until today.With a Qatari owner, how is communication with him?In the day to day we deal with the people of Aspire in Madrid. The president is in Qatar. We plan and we try everything to agree. The ratio is 10. They give us a lot of freedom.Since last Wednesday you have become famous?The truth is that the victory against Atlético has had more impact than the promotion or when we played in the Cup against Madrid or Barça. It was crazy after that victory.center_img After winning at Atlético, his team fell to Athletic B. Are you afraid that all this euphoria of the Cup will degrade your team from the true objective?No, because last Wednesday, eight players played against Atlético who played two games they didn’t play, a goalkeeper who had only played one game. Many players played against Athletic B who did not play in the Cup.Having a rich owner, what the lockers fix the season financially does not go with you …Yes man. Everything that is to reduce the deficit and that the owner has to put less, much better.last_img read more

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Arias: “Liverpool must feel that we play in our house”

first_img“Mané? I already faced him at the World Cup, I know it’s very good …” “But it bothers to be almost eliminated?”–No, in the end it’s football. There is nothing written, you have to play, go to the game and prove. The party who is stronger, has faith and we have it will win.—They play at home, where they haven’t lost in the knockout round in the Champions …–It’s pretty good. We are locals and we must make that feel to any rival who comes to play at our house. We have the fans on our side, a very strong hobby, which is with the team always in good and bad and that they will make themselves felt in the game.—You came to play these games …–There is always the desire to face this game, take it as a final. Here you can not miss the moments or minutes, you have to go to death on each ball and I think we are all in the same tonic, thinking about getting a victory that will not be easy, but if you work and understand the game How we can get it. “He had minutes after his injury.” How was it found?-Fairly good. I am happy to have played the match against Valencia, a complicated match. The most important thing is that I am one hundred percent for what is coming.– Last year he competed with Juanfran and this year with Trippier and Vrsaljko …– It is difficult, it is competition that in the end helps you to grow as a player and as a person. I take it for the positive part, if you have someone who competes with you, has conditions and is good helps you improve. For me it is to take advantage of every moment I have, every possibility of playing it in the best way. —It’s his second season at Atlético. How do you see the club?–It’s excellent. Before coming to Atleti I had teams that wanted to count on me and I decided on Atleti for the way they played, for their delivery, for their desire, for everything. I had the opportunity to talk to Falcao, who is my friend and told me about the team. He told me that things were not like his time, the team has grown a lot and I think that helped me choose Atlético de Madrid and now I’m here, happy and I have to continue working to improve day by day and continue learning.“To what extent is it important not to fit at home?”–The top three are important, but their entire team is strong, they have shown. The bands are very strong, with the sides reaching the bottom line and pulling centers. We must try to counteract that. We have to go out and do our football, we are at home and we have to respect that. “Is Diego Costa’s return a reinforcement?”–It is important. We all want to be well, contribute to the team and the players who return from injury have the desire and the strength to want to go out and demonstrate. Costa is a great player, has a lot of experience, brings a lot to the team and helps a lot of new players. It’s good to come back.center_img —Now Liverpool and Mané arrive on the left side …–He is a complicated player. I don’t know if I’m going to play or not, but if I have the opportunity I want to do it as usual, giving everything of myself to contribute to the team. I already had the opportunity to face Mané in the World Cup, we were in the same group and I know the conditions he has, how good he is and how complicated the game is going to be. But we have team and players to face the match.“Does such a rival take your dream away?”–It is respect what we have. There is no fear here, there is no reason to lose sleep. We respect the rival and I think they do too. They know that Atleti is a difficult, hard-working team that will go out to look for victory and it will be beautiful for both of us.“Are you motivated to see how they give Liverpool a favorite?”–It is always better that the other has favoritism. We with humility, working as a team, I think we can get things done. It is not going to be easy, a complicated game against a very strong opponent, who has achieved great things and we are full, we have commitment and attitude. “It is always better for the favoritism to have another, but let’s butt …” – Would you sign 0-0?–I think not, you have to go out to win. As a player you always think of winning, never in a draw or losing. You always have the desire to go ahead and win, we all think alike.– On the other hand, playing again with your club is important for the Copa América.–Now I’m just thinking of the Atleti. Then there are important matches with the national team, first qualifiers for the World Cup and then the Copa América is already in the holiday period. Thinking about the national team, it is important for me to have a rhythm of competition, to have minutes, to have games … but the coach knows what conditions I have. Despite not having much rhythm I am always one hundred percent, I showed it when I had the opportunity to do it in the Copa América last year and for my part I am at the top of the selection.—In addition, it is important that the tournament be played in Colombia.–It is a pride. It is something unique to have a Cup at home, it encourages you much more to demonstrate, to give you what we have lacked in recent years that is to get a title for Colombia. It is not easy at all, in South America it is increasingly difficult, there is more competition and the teams are becoming stronger, there are many players abroad in large teams, it is increasingly difficult, but team we have, conditions we have and we are waiting The time to be champions.last_img read more

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Villa confesses how close he was to Wenger

first_imgPep Guardiola: “He is the type of man who always tries to evolve. He knows that it is not the same to play in Spain, England or Germany, that there are different styles. I have no chance to be with him on a daily basis but I am sure that his mind he’s always looking for ways to take football to another level. “He would have liked to have Mourinho as a coach: “I thought about what it would be like to coach José Mourinho. I played against teams he trained but I still liked him because he is one of the best coaches in the world.”His goal in the Champions League final: “We were playing very well, but we were winning 2-1 against Manchester United and with one goal they would have tied us. That goal gave us the calm to win the trophy and it was perfect.”2010 World Cup: “I think many situations occurred at the same time. There was a good generation of players, coaches, a lot of work in previous years without success … Of all the players who were in the 2010 World Cup, 80% were in the best moment of their careers. “Withdrawal: “For the past two years I have only had three or four minor injuries and I have been out of the team for three weeks, but I think that my mind was beginning to think of another place outside of football. I made the decision to retire because I felt that the final and I think I am in the situation I want now. Obviously, I will miss playing but I am very happy. I will try to contribute to football in another way. “ David Villa granted an interview to the BBC in which he reviewed his entire career. He confessed that before signing for Atlético de Madrid he was able to sign for Arsenal, gave his opinion on Messi and Guardiola, admitted that he would have liked to train with Mourinho and explained the success of Spain in the World Cup, as well as the reasons for his withdrawal.He was able to go to Arsenal but ended up at Atlético de Madrid: “We were in many meetings and there were many calls. I thought ninety percent that he would go to Arsenal with Arsene Wenger, but at that time we did not reach an agreement. Atlético de Madrid arrived and in three or four days he arranged everything. No I know what would have happened if I had signed with Arsenal. I am very happy to have signed with Atlético de Madrid, not only for winning the League, but for everything. I am very happy to have made that decision. “The Premier League offers: “I love the Premier League. I have seen many matches during my career. I always thought about going there one day, but at the moment when all these offers came to me or my agent, I made another decision. Why? I know. Many times I had the opportunity to play there, but I chose another path. “Messi: “I don’t know who said this, but they said ‘Messi is Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Sergio Busquets’. When I heard him I thought the same thing. If you ask me what is your best position, I don’t know. He is not number nine , but the top scorer. He is not the number ten, but he is the top assistant. He is not a tall guy, but he makes a head start. He is good at everything. Sometimes we thought he did not shoot well with his right foot and then scored incredible goals. right-handed. I think he once played as a goalkeeper and he did well. “last_img read more

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Total tiebreaker

first_imgIt will not be final, because after the Classic there will still be 12 days, but yes it’s a match that is worth half a league. There was no similar situation since Madrid-Barça that was played on day 33 of the Liga del double white, at 16-17. Madrid reached the first game of the table with 75 points and Barça second with 72. The team was bound, then of Luis Enrique, to win so as not to lose the league. And he did (2-3), although it served little because Madrid ended up winning it, like the Champions League. Three years later, a Classic can decide the League again. Madrid, in a delicate momentThere is no thing to launch rockets at either side of the airlift, but a priori it seems that it is Madrid that has lost the predominant position it had Only a few dates ago. He was three points ahead of Barcelona, ​​who had all the pressure, before drawing (2-2) with Celta and lose (1-0) with Levante. To top, there is no network for the white team, that with the knockouts against the City so difficult he runs the risk of staying, in case of losing and as happened last season, without options in the League, Champions and Cup in the month of March. The pressure is maximum …Zidane’s team has become vulnerable in the BarnabasU overnight. There he has only won one match in this Champions League and he chains three games without winning (in which he has received seven goals). And losing defensive strength is precisely what has made him plummet. He has conceded 10 goals in his last five official matches, the same amount as in the 22 games prior to that streak. Given the obvious lack of goal this season, Madrid had survived based on zero doors (up to 16) … Zidane discusses an action with Benzema in the defeat against City in the Champions League.JUAN MEDINA Beyond that circumstance is a Classic that decants the balance. It does it in two ways. On the one hand, Madrid and Barcelona are tied for 72 wins in the history of the championship (to that we must add 35 draws). Whoever wins will undo the tables. There are Madrid and Barça so even in the championship that the whites have scored 286 goalss in the Classics and blaugrana 288. Tables that also appear in the locker of both coaches. Zidane and Setién have faced each other six times: two wins for each, two draws. It happens, however, that Setien’s two victories were especially painful. Both with Betis and both at the Bernabéu, a fief in which the Cantabrian coach has not yet lost: in March 2017 he tied with Las Palmas (3-3), in September of that same year he won with Betis (0-1) and in May 2019 he won again with the Verdiblancos (0-2). A Barça, a mystery armed with MessiSo that respect to Barcelona, it’s still a mystery, but with Messi, which is not little. The technician relay in January when Valverde was fired to hire Setién after Xavi and Koeman said no and Pochettino was ruled out by the social opposition follows an irregular process. Little has changed in a club that continues to have its weakness in games in the opposite field. The Blaugrana have not added 50 percent of the points they have played away from home. Of the 12 league games played as a visitor, he has won five, has drawn three and has lost four with a balance of 18 goals in favor and 17 against.With Setién the dynamics has not changed. He won by the hair in his visits to Ibiza and Villamarín, he was lucky not to be thrashed Mestalla, was eliminated from the Cup by Athletic in San Mamés and in his visit to San Paolo four days ago the feelings were depressing despite the tie.Barcelonistas cling to Messi’s inspiration and their situation in the table, unthinkable only a month ago when they fell in Valencia.last_img read more

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Espanyol confirms six cases of positive for coronavirus

first_imgAlthough the club does not offer names, it does detail that it is six members of the first squad and the technical staff directed by Abelardo Fernández. And also realize that all encounter mild coronavirus symptoms and are complying with medical recommendations, which are none other than home isolation for 14 days, which goes beyond the confinement decreed for the rest of the population.It so happens that, in the event that LaLiga had not finally been suspended, Espanyol would have had to measure last Sunday with Alavés, who only one day before became the first LaLiga club to notice the positive of one of its members in the Covid-19. Late Tuesday night reported the Spanish, through its official channels, of the existence of up to six people who have tested positive for Covid-19 to which they had been subjected in the last hours. It is the club with the most infected along with Valencia.last_img read more

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ATP Confirms Creation of Player Aid Program

first_imgWe will verify the worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis are in discussions to create a Player Reduction Program.This can present much-needed help to gamers who’re significantly affected throughout the # COVID19 disaster.– ATP Tour (@atptour) April 21, 2020“We all know that for our gamers, in addition to for many individuals world wide, there’s a want for monetary help for individuals who want it most.”, culminates the writing on a undertaking that helps the ATP Gamers Council and by which the three nice stars of racquet sport, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, had been particularly concerned, whose intention is that heThe gamers who’re under 250 and didn’t play in the principle draw or within the preview of the Australian Open, obtain monetary help to outlive a season that’s not but identified if it’s going to resume. The Skilled Tennis Gamers Affiliation (ATP) has confirmed by means of a press release the creation of the Player Aid Program for the COVID-19 disaster, the character of which was superior a couple of days in the past by the president of the German Federation, Dirk Hordoff, and who would allocate $ 10,000 for every participant situated between positions 250 and 700 of the boys’s and ladies’s rankings, cash from the income of the highest 100 of the classification. “The worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis (ATP, WTA, the 4 Grand Slams and the ITF) can verify that they’re in talks to supply the much-needed help to gamers. who’re significantly affected throughout this time of the coronavirus disaster, “reads the word asserting that the small print can be revealed” within the close to future. “ATP explains that “the negotiations have progressed nicely” and that the seven events concerned will make “a big contribution” to this system. “The well being and security of everybody concerned in tennis is the highest precedence for all governing our bodies, and the tennis neighborhood has been steadfast in its function in limiting the unfold of an infection,” says the boys’s circuit group, which extols the angle of tennis gamers throughout confinement, which “They have interaction their followers by means of messages of hope whereas reiterating the significance of staying protected at house, in addition to demonstrating inventive methods to maintain match and practising to be prepared when the time comes.”last_img read more

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