first_imgUNDATED (AP) — Hockey is the latest sport to finalize a return to competition after NHL owners and players approved an agreement to resume the season. The return-to-play plan, tentatively approved by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Monday, was ratified by the league’s board of governors and with majority approval from players following a three-day voting period that ended Friday. Along with it, the two sides also formally approved a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement.Games are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta. Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are pushing the league into Canada for the summer and fall until the Stanley Cup is awarded in late September or early October. Training camps open across North America on Monday, which is also the deadline for players to opt out of participating with no penalty. In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Lightning already got a pandemic scare when three players and additional staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus last month. The positive test results forced the team to close its facilities for a brief period of time.PALACE IMPLOSIONPistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn downAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan’s most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions. The shell and roof of the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was home to three championship Detroit Pistons teams and three Detroit Shock teams and played host to some of the world’s biggest musical acts during its nearly 30-year run, crumbled to the ground following a series explosive pops. The rest of the arena had already been removed. The second round wasn’t completed until Saturday morning because of storm delays. Justin Thomas and Kevin Streelman were three behind and in the final group with Morikawa. The third round featured threesomes because of the rain delays.Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) and Justin Rose are among the players who missed the cut. Koepka closed with five birdies in seven holes last evening, but his 74-69 was one shot short. The cut was a 142, the highest score to make the cut in the five weeks since the PGA Tour restarted its season from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sixty-seven players made it.Nick Watney, Dylan Frittelli and Denny McCarthy missed the cut. They all tested positive for the coronavirus this week but were allowed to play because they already had tested positive, got through self-isolation and showed no symptoms. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL to resume season in Canada next month Associated Press The Palace, which opened in 1988, held more than 22,000 people for NBA games and up to 23,000 for concerts and other shows, according to nba.com.After the Pistons relocated in 2017 to downtown Detroit, the arena about 30 miles northwest of the city continued to host concerts and music events, the last in September 2017 by rocker Bob Seger.It also became the second suburban Detroit arena that found little real use after its main sports tenant took its games back to the city. The Detroit Lions played at the nearby Pontiac Silverdome from 1975-2001 before moving to Ford Field in Detroit. The Pistons also called the Silverdome home for a decade before The Palace opened. The Silverdome was taken down with a partial implosion in 2017.OBIT-JACK CHARLTONEngland World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85 July 11, 2020 — German soccer club Union Berlin is offering free coronavirus tests for more than 20,000 fans as part of a plan to hold games in a full stadium in September. The Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) club will offer testing ahead of each game to fans and club staff. Each person must test negative for the virus within 24 hours of kickoff. Union wants to implement the plan in time for the first home league game of the new season, which could be as soon as Sept. 18. The club’s plan is more ambitious than those of other German clubs because it relies on mass testing instead of social distancing. The Berlin city government has a ban in place on mass gatherings until Oct. 24. NHL-PLAYERS OUTLightning’s Stamkos injured again at start of training campUNDATED (AP) — Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury. General manager Julien BriseBois (BREEZ’-bwah) said Saturday that Stamkos fully recovered from core muscle surgery in early March but was injured again during voluntary workouts. Stamkos is expected to be ready for the start of the NHL’s expanded 24-team Stanley Cup playoffs in early August.Unlike Stamkos, the Calgary Flames won’t have defenseman Travis Hamonic for the resumption of the hockey season after he decided to opt out for family reasons. Hamonic on Friday night became the first player to publicly choose not to play in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hamonic’s daughter was hospitalized last year with respiratory issues, and he and his wife also have a baby boy.center_img — The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The decision covers football, women’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Conference-only schedules will be announced no later than July 31. The announcement came a day after the Big Ten opted to eliminate nonconference games for all fall sports. The Atlantic Coast, Big 12 and Southeastern conferences are still weighing options for fall sports. — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has tested positive for COVID-19. The 55-year-old tested positive late this week after experiencing flu-like symptoms and is self-quarantining at the direction of his doctor, according to a statement by the conference. Scott is continuing to carry on his duties as commissioner remotely.— Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says after Bidwill developed symptoms, he tested positive and went to the hospital on the recommendation of his doctor. His condition has improved and he’s expected to be released this weekend. The team believes the 55-year-old Bidwill caught the virus while traveling and spending time on the East Coast for several weeks. He’s been working remotely since March and the team says he hasn’t had in-person contact coaches or players.— The Houston Astros have canceled their workout after learning that a staff member could have been exposed to a person outside the organization with the coronavirus. It’s the second time this week the Astros have canceled a workout because of concerns about the pandemic. Houston also scrapped its Monday workout because of delays with testing results due to the holiday weekend, as did some other teams around the majors. General manager James Click said they decided to cancel Saturday’s workout as a precaution.— Swiss top-tier soccer club Zurich said it had more cases of coronavirus Saturday among its players and staff who are now in home quarantine. Zurich did not specify how many new COVID-19 cases were reported after the initial announcement Friday that a player had tested positive. Zurich’s Swiss Super League games on Saturday against Sion, and on Tuesday at Basel, have been postponed during the 10-day quarantine period through to next Friday. Zurich has seven league games left and it is unclear how that program can be met ahead of UEFA’s Aug. 2 deadline to complete domestic seasons. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-WORKDAY OPENMorikawa takes 3-shot lead into weekend at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa takes a three-shot lead into the third round of the Workday Charity Open in Ohio. His 13-under 131 is one stroke away from the 36-hole record at Muirfield Village that Jason Dufner set three years ago at the Memorial. UNDATED (AP) — England World Cup winner Jack Charlton has died. Charlton was an uncompromising central defender who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup-winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland. Charlton was Footballer of the Year in England in 1967. He spent all his club career at Leeds from 1952-73, tying its all-time record of 773 appearances. He won every domestic honor, including the league title in 1969. His biggest achievement came with the England national team that beat Germany 4-2 after extra time in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Charlton died at home on Friday in his native Northumberland in northeast England. He was 85.Premier League games will be preceded by a minute’s silence this weekend as a tribute to Charlton and players will wear black armbands.TENNIS-SUSPICIOUS MATCHES Tennis Integrity Unit eyes suspicious exhibition matchesLONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit has raised concerns over 24 “suspicious matches” at exhibitions organized while the men’s and women’s tours are shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic. The TIU, which investigates match-fixing cases in the sport, said Friday it received reports of the matches at private tournaments staged between April and June.The reports are filed by gambling companies who track unusual betting patterns around matches. Suspicious betting patterns don’t necessarily mean a match was fixed. A similar effect can also happen if insider information about a player’s injury leaks. Private tennis exhibitions have proliferated after the ATP and WTA tours closed down in March. Some have little or no oversight. Besides a smattering of events with big-name players, there are many smaller events around the world with low-ranked players.last_img read more

first_imgSophomore Laurie Nosbusch recorded a hat trick to give the Badgers a 3-2 victory over Indiana.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin women’s soccer team captured its first Big Ten win Sunday afternoon when it defeated Indiana 3-2 in a thrilling fashion.With the Badgers leading 2-0, the Hoosiers’ Devon Beach scored on a diving header from teammate Carly Samp in the 76th minute, then three minutes later, Beach returned the favor by finding Samp cutting for another goal in the upper right corner of the net.“It’s always nerve-racking when you go up 2-0 since everyone says that it’s the most dangerous lead, but we knew we could pull it out,” sophomore forward Laurie Nosbusch said.Head coach Paula Wilkins pointed to the need for sharper details and lack of pressure on the ball as determining factors that allowed Indiana to get back into the game.“You have to give credit to Indiana — they came back from being two goals down,” Wilkins said. “But I’m excited to see my young group respond and not cave in after giving those two goals up.”Wisconsin responded with just under three minutes to play when Nosbusch recorded her third goal of the day on a rebound from freshman Monica Lam-Feist’s shot that deflected off the IU goalkeeper. Despite the hat trick, Nosbusch remained humble after the game.“I scored three goals, but two were rebounds and one was a sweet pass, so it’s not like I did anything,” Nosbusch said.According to Nosbusch, the team has to continue to tighten up defensively on containing crosses from the flanks, but she is excited about the team’s outlook for the rest of the season. Nosbusch also said the Badgers should get some big wins this year and the players are actually expecting to play well and win in the Big Ten.“A lot of teams will play easy [nonconference] teams to get their confidence up, but we went out to California and played some of the fastest, most technical, gifted players in the nation,” Nosbusch said. “And now we are ready for the speed of play in the Big Ten.”The Badgers held on to win 3-2 despite fighting heavy rain in the second half.“[When it started to rain] we asked ourselves, ‘Oh what else could happen to us this season,’ but I don’t think it distracted us too badly,” Nosbusch said.The team had only one shot on goal and was fortunate to head into the half tied 0-0 because Indiana had many chances on which they were not able to capitalize. According to Nosbusch, senior Whitney Owusu and freshman Lindsay Johnson’s strong defense and redshirt sophomore Michele Dalton’s key saves in the goal allowed UW to enter halftime tied.“[At halftime], I challenged them because they had nine shots and we had one,” Wilkins said. “I challenged their mentality and their attitude, and they rose to the challenge.”Wilkins said the freshmen have been stepping up and becoming more comfortable with their roles as contributing members of the team.“[Freshman midfielder Lindsey Hamann] has been doing better and better,” Wilkins said. “We talk to our players all of the time about earning their right to play during practice and Lindsey has dine a great job of raising her level of play in practice to prove to me that she is one of the competitive kids. She has gotten better and better each game and really gained some confidence.”Wilkins noted this was the first game where the team scored goals while the ball was in play. All other goals this season have come off of set, dead ball plays, such as free kicks and corner kicks.Wilkins acknowledged that everyone wants to win the Big Ten and all of the teams and coaches know each other because everyone is competing for the same championship.last_img read more

first_img26 points to 3-16 the final score in Pairc Ui Rinn yesterday – the Rebels clinched victory in the dying seconds.Tipp manager Michael Ryan said they’ve been suitably warned about the challenge Cork will pose in the championship.The Premier County were already through to the quarter final where they will meet Offaly next weekend. Cork will go up against Limerick, it’s Waterford against Galway and Kilkenny will meet Wexford.last_img

first_img Submit Tom Horn Gaming agrees OMEGA Systems partnership May 24, 2018 Share Omega Systems has enhanced its offering, confirming a content partnership with Espresso Games. The deal means that the Espresso Games portfolio of slot and table games will be integrated onto the Omega Core iGaming platform.Paddy Mann, Omega Systems’ Business Development Manager commented: “The addition of Espresso’s content provides Omega licensees the ability to add fresh and engaging games to their sites. “Furthermore, Omega Core bonus and promotional tools combined with Espresso’s games, gives our clients a winning proposition.Omega Core continues to evolve and partnering with Espresso is a logical extension of this.”CEO of Espresso Games, Max Rizzio added: “We are delighted to offer our games through Omega Systems to further Espresso Games’ expansion plan. I believe that Omega Systems’ robust and flexible gaming platform is a great venue to unleash our innovative and sticky games to international operators and players.”The new partnership comes as part of Omega’s continued effort to enrich its offering, after it also recently partnered with Xiang Shang Games (XSG).At the time, Mann emphasised: “We are honoured that XSG, a global leader in gaming technology, has chosen Omega Core to power their online gaming expansion,” said Paddy Mann, business development manager.“The combination of XSG’s outstanding content and Omega’s superior igaming platform will provide an engaging and exciting gaming experience.” Related Articles Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

first_imgEveryone’s favorite player in MLB is the next one. All teams and fans love to project who in their system is going to be the next Mike Trout or Clayton Kershaw. But you know what, there is only one Trout and one Kershaw.Should a team like the Braves hold onto Christian Pache? Should the Yankees keep Deivi García because of what he might become at the cost of a championship? The answer is a resounding no. MLB trade rumors: Phillies have ‘investigated the possibility’ of dealing for Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want toYankees: Clint Frazier, OFYes, yes, we know he’s not technically a prospect, but in all honesty, he really is. He might not qualify as a rookie anymore, but for a guy who is currently at Triple-A and blocked to get to MLB, he really is a prospect. And the Yankees don’t want to move him. But let’s take a look at a couple of things. The Yankees will lock up Aaron Judge, they have extended Aaron Hicks, they still have Giancarlo Stanton, and if they have to they do have other prospects in the pipeline like Estevan Florial. Yes, Frazier could replace Brett Gardner and with this year’s injuries his worth is clear. But is it worth it to hold onto him to not win a championship? What if Madison Bumgarner is the difference in a World Series? How about Noah Syndergaard? Because let’s be honest, it’s championship or bust in New York this year and refusing to include Frazier in a trade is not a good excuse for not winning it all.Potential moves: Bumgarner, SyndergaardDodgers: Keibert Ruiz, CThe Dodgers’ catching situation isn’t fantastic as they have Austin Barnes and Russell Martin. Ruiz is the team’s future behind the plate, so there is little reason to trade him. But here’s the thing, when’s the last time you heard of a highly rated catching prospect succeeding when they got to MLB? Travis D’Arnaud was supposed to be great for the Mets, but he wasn’t. Francisco Mejia was projected to be awesome and he hasn’t been yet. Jorge Alfaro could have been great with the Rangers, Phillies and Marlins but he’s been just OK. For every Gary Sanchez there are five catchers who either aren’t that good or don’t stick at the position. Now, is there a guy the Dodgers want that would take Ruiz to get him? That we’re not sure of. But if the right guy comes along that would be that definitive difference maker, it’s not a good idea to hold out hope that keeping Ruiz will mean a title in the future.Potential move: SyndergaardBraves: Ian Anderson, SPIan Anderson has kind of been an under-the-radar guy among the general public for the last few years, but for Braves fans and those who follow the MLB Draft, he has been a big name for a long time now and the Braves absolutely want to hold onto him. But here’s the thing, the Braves’ rotation includes Mike Soroka and Max Fried who are both very young (though still very good), Julio Teheran, who can be suspect from time to time and Dallas Keuchel has a 5.04 ERA in his last five postseason starts. Adding a Madison Bumgarner or Noah Syndergaard or even Matthew Boyd will take a big prospect and Anderson would get that deal done. The Braves don’t need to hold him back for their future. They could win a championship now by adding. And they still have Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson and Kolby Allard. They can deal with moving one guy. MLB trade rumors: Twins eyeing Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, other arms, report says Now, it might hurt, and teams aren’t going to want to do it, but the Yankees, Braves, Astros and Dodgers all have those prospects they don’t want to give up, just like every team in baseball. But you know what else? It’s World Series or bust for New York and Los Angeles and the Braves and Astros would also really love titles.Should they hold back a prospect for the potential of a couple of All-Star games or even a Cy Young? We don’t think so. So we took a look at the players these four teams don’t want to trade but absolutely should, especially if a deal means a championship. And we’ll tell you who they could be traded for which might be the reason they come away with a title. Related Newscenter_img MLB trade rumors: Everyone wants pitching, but what hitters could Cubs, Phillies, Indians be adding? MLB trade rumors: At least 8 teams have inquired about deal for Mets’ Noah Syndergaard Potential move: BumgarnerAstros: Kyle Tucker, OFIf we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times, the Astros don’t want to trade Kyle Tucker and they likely won’t. There’s a few reasons for that: George Springer is a free agent after this season and Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick are after 2020. Houston wants to hold onto Tucker for their future. But the Astros are in desperate need of a fourth starter. They are 42-19 in all games started by Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Wade Miley this season but they’re 19-18 with every other man on the mound. They need help at the back end of the rotation, and to get a controllable starter which they also absolutely need, teams will ask for Tucker. And if the Mets say we’ll give you Syndergaard if you include Tucker, the Astros absolutely have to make that move. Again, it will hurt, but with Derek Fisher, Seth Beer, Yordan Alvarez and Alex McKenna (who is a few more years away) in the system, that’s a bullet they need to bite.Potential move: Boydlast_img read more

first_imgTOTTENHAM have stepped up their pursuit of Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi.The Kosovo international has been in great form this season, scoring ten times in 14 games for his Turkish club.2 Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of Fenerbahce striker Vedat MuriqiCredit: Getty – ContributorMuriqi has eight goals in 23 national appearances, including one against England in Kosovo’s 5-3 defeat in September.According to media outlet Milliyet, as reported by Sport Witness, Spurs have made several previous checks on the 25-year-old this season.Manchester United and Bournemouth have also shown interest in the 6ft 4ins forward.But Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has moved to the head of the queue after having spies watch Muriqi in Fenerbahce’s Super Lig clash with Genclerbirligi last Friday.The frontman impressed once more, scoring twice in a 5-2 win.Fenerbahce value Muriqi at around £18million.Most 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 CelticACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneA July signing from Super Lig rivals Caykur Rizespor, he is under contract until 2023.However, the Istanbul club may be tempted to take a quick profit on their star man after a disappointing campaign so far.The 19-time champions currently lie fifth in the table, outside even the Europa League places and five points off leaders Sivasspor.2Kosovo fans wave St George flags during God Save the Queen in show of support for Englandlast_img read more

first_imgIt leaves the 28-year-old code hopper just three more games against world-class opposition on Sunday to show coach Ben Ryan he deserves a place in Fiji’s 12-man Olympic squad.Fiji did not need Hayne’s barnstorming brilliance to wrap up a back-to-back World Rugby Sevens series triumph.Big wins over Wales (42-5) and Australia (26-0), following an upset 31-10 loss to England, secured Fiji a quarter-final berth and put them out of reach of second-placed South Africa in the overall standings.Hayne was only used sparingly, with Ryan admitting the ex-San Francisco 49er has a long way to go before reaching optimum fitness.He managed four-and-a-half minutes in the loss against England, touching the ball just once.He had less time but more involvement against Wales, before a brief cameo in the last minute against Australia where he gave away a penalty.”It’s not about game time its about going out there and doing a job for the team,” Hayne said.”That was a good learning curve and when you’re rucking and trying to ruck the ball obviously you exert a lot of energy.”Its so much faster, it’s a lot quicker, (I’m) still getting used to it. I’m just being a sponge and learning as much as I can.”Coach ‘nowhere near judgement’ on HayneRyan conceded Hayne was facing a monumental task to realise his Rio Olympics dream.He only arrived in London on Monday after walking out of a lucrative contract with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and his depleted fitness levels meant Ryan had to nurse Hayne through day one of the London Sevens.”His fitness is way down on our boys and that’s why we’re moderating what he’s doing, he was pretty sore come Friday after consecutive training in what’s been a light week for us,” Ryan said.He said he was “nowhere near a judgement” on Hayne’s Olympic credentials.”I’d be an idiot of a coach if having played five minutes in the World Series I can start to make assumptions on where he can go.”He’s a good footballer but we’ve got world class players, we’re the reigning world champions,” Ryan said.”It’s huge competition and sevens is our game in Fiji so to get into our side you’ve got to be absolutely blitzing it and from him that’s going to mean going from a yoyo test which they all do in NRL from a 16, where he is now, to a 22.”When we go into the Olympic camp there’s no hiding place, we don’t pick by face we pick by form and he’ll have six or seven weeks to prove himself.”If he gets into our side because of form in seven weeks time then he’s done remarkably well and if he doesn’t it just shows the quality we’ve got,” Ryan said.AAPlast_img read more

first_imgAnother intrahistory saves the second. Madrid came to the crash making the rubber, hoping to grab a Barcelona in Valverde that ruled the domestic championship with an iron hand. And Zidane tried to repeat what crowned him in the Spanish Super Cup: marking the man from Kovacic to Messi. The Zidane paid for it and dismounted in the second 45 minutes. Goal of Suarez in 54 ‘, Messi himself in 64′ and Aleix Vidal in the discount to practically sentence the League before Christmas and leave the coach assuming his approach error. The bad garter belt would be forgotten in the Kiev Olympic Stadium with the thirteenth (3-1). With Bale again substitute, although this time he put on the hero layer of the finals with his double to Liverpool.Reuters’); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Messi surpassed the marking of the Kovacic man and condemned Zidane’s tactical decision.Reuters If the Zidane player debuted with victory in his first Classic League in the Bernabéu (2-0) in November 2001, thanks to the goals of Morientes and Figo, The Zidane coach still does not know what it is to celebrate that situation. It is true that the sample is not wide. There are two occasions when Barça has visited Madrid with the Frenchman on the benches, but in both he has stolen the three points. The first complicated the only League won by Zidane on day 33 of 2016-17 (2-3), the second was a hard blow (0-3) in the first round from 17-18 of a league championship without history that tyrannized the Blaugrana team (scored 14 points at Atleti and 17 at Madrid). While the last of the four consecutive failures occurred almost a year ago. The Solari Madrid was disarmed before the solidity of Piqué and Lenglet and the effectiveness of Rakitic, which marked the only goal of the match (0-1). Vinicius and Reguilón, the triumphs of the Argentine, were not very remarkable of a white set that stood twelve of Barça and signed his league surrender. The Classic was the second summit of the trident that Solari could not overcome in his black week: elimination takes place on February 27, defeat in the League on March 2 and elimination in the Champions League on day 5. On the 11th, Zidane would return to take command of a white ship whose course is still trying to straighten. A victory on Sunday would end the ghosts surrounding Messi’s and company visits and allow Marseilles, and Madrid, take off the Barca spine at once. At the furthest in time came the whites launched and willing to sentence the League and left with the Catalans to three points and with a victim: Gareth Bale. The winger reached the game and his performance in the clash showed that his recovery was not total. Outcome? Replaced by Asensio in the 39th minute, wasting a change that could have revitalized his team later and undermining the confidence professed by Zidane and the stands of Santiago Bernabéu. Neither Bale sinceró, nor Zidane perceived it, but the biggest victim was the player. Madrid won the League and Champions double, but Cardiff’s was not the game in the final won to Juventus (1-4) at Millennium Stadium from his hometown. This Classic was the first chapter of a book of disagreements that this season does not stop accumulating weight. Sergio Perez & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Moment in which Gareth Bale leaves the pitch, injured.Sergio Perez (REUTERS)center_img Although not all episodes at the Bernabéu with these actors bitter Zizou. The Supercopa of Spain of 2017 was the confirmation of the superiority of a Real Madrid that lifted its seventh title with the Frenchman in front. Without Cristiano, but with Asensio. The Mallorcan knocked down the door of ownership in the absence of the Portuguese on the basis of left-handers, like the one that opened the scoring four minutes after the confrontation. If the Super Cup was sentenced from the first leg (1-3), the return served to confirm how Barcelona remained knocked out by Neymar’s departure. White party choral that surely dream to repeat to end the league curse.DANI SANCHEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Madrid celebrated the achievement of its tenth Spanish Super Cup.DANI SANCHEZ (DAILY AS) No home wins since 2014-15And is that the ‘scenic fear’ of Santiago Bernabéu does not seem to affect the Football Club Barcelona lately. If the Blaugrana visits in the League are cursed for Zidane, they are no less so for Madrid as a whole. You have to look back to remember the last local victory in a Classic garter belt. Until October 25, 2014, more concretely. The team led by then by Carlo Ancelotti defeated Luis Enrique 3-1 and it was placed to a point of the azulgrana set. Cristiano, Pepe and Benzema would overcome both Neymar and achieved a victory that would not prevent Barça from raising the title with two points of advantage.TO the two games with Zidane in front must be added the 0-4 that suffered a Rafa Benitez that began convincing, but installed the runrún in the stands after the blushing defeat suffered at the hands of Luis Enrique and his. Luis Suarez twice, Neymar and Iniesta were, together with the Cheryshev case in the Cup, and the irregular garter march the main executioners of the Madrid coach.last_img read more

first_imgIn Madrid, therefore, one is awaiting events. It has already become aware that we are in the worst case scenario. Not even a return to work is considered. The season is considered lost and it is estimated that, in a week, the Government will have taken action on the matter. The financial buffer of the entity, which has 156 million in treasury (in cash, ready to face any contingency) and a net profit accumulated in the last decade of 350 million euros, puts it safe in this first sunami … but there is concern because it is The horizon over when football can be played is becoming increasingly black.However, in the short term there is calm. The ECA recommends an Efficiency Ratio (percentage of the entity’s total salaries with respect to operating income) of 70%. According to the latest accounts approved in Madrid (those of 2018-19) that ratio is 52%, a spectacular figure. The total wage bill is 394 million and the operating income is 757 million. Of those 394 million total salary mass, 283 correspond to the salaries of the coaching staff and players of the first template. The days go by and the The news that is coming about the impact that the coronavirus crisis will have on football finances are increasingly worrying. At Real Madrid, however, they don’t change the script. They are certain that the entity’s accounts are robust enough to withstand the first wave of the coronavirus, which is having devastating effects on some clubs andNo form of ERTE or negotiation of lower wages. But, after the last meeting of LaLiga with the clubs, the possibility is already assumed that football is in the worst case scenario, that it will not be played again in a few months (and that this championship will be unfinished) and that there will be to take advantage of the decisions that are made, in a group way (it is even aimed at the Government), to avoid a bankruptcy of the system to make up for the lack of those more than 500 million euros that remain to be collected from television contracts.In Madrid, therefore, Neither a negotiation with the captains for a drop in salary nor the possibility of doing an ERTE is being considered today. But it will join any consensual and group decision that is adopted from LaLiga in its negotiation with AFE or, even, it is not ruled out that the Government takes action on the matter and arbitrates by means of a Decree Law to set out how things should be done to ensure the survival of an industry, that of professional sports, from which many families live in the country.last_img read more

first_imgSPURS (4-2-3-1)LLORIS,WALKER, ALDERWIRELD, VERTONGHEN, ROSEDIER, DEMBELE,LAMELA, ALLI ERIKSEN,KANERONDON, BERAHINO,McCLEAN, YACOB, FLETCHER, SESSEGNON,CHESTER, EVANS, McAULEY, DAWSON,FOSTERWBA (4-4-2)Tottenham Hotspur’s previously slim hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League for the first time received a boost last weekend and, should Leicester falter at home to Swansea on Sunday, Spurs can reduce the deficit at the top of the table to just two points with three games remaining.The fact is Leicester still have their fate in their own hands with eight points needed, as it stands, from 12 available to secure a famous success. However, they were held to a 2-2 draw against West Ham last Sunday before Spurs put in an impressive performance at Stoke City a day later, winning 4-0.Harry Kane and Deli Alli both scored twice in that game, with the former taking his league tally to 47 since the start of last season. Eight of Alli’s 10 goals have come on the road.And Spurs return to White Hart Lane having lost just four league games. Their previous fewest losses in top-flight league football is eight, in 2010-11 and 2012-13, meaning that will at least equal a club record and are more than likely to beat it.Two more records could be set: Spurs have scored 64 goals; three short of their best haul in the Premier League, with 67 in the 2009-10 campaign. And they have conceded only 25; their previous fewest in the Premier League is 28 (1995-96 and 2005-06), while the least in any top-flight campaign is 22, in the old First Division in 1970-71.Since losing at home to Leicester in January, Spurs have taken 16 points from a possible 18 and have a clean bill of health. Albion, in Premier League action at Arsenal on Thursday, miss Chris Brunt and James Morrison.last_img read more