Serie A calls emergency meeting to discuss restart, others

first_img Loading… The coronavirus pandemic has hit broadcasters, given they have been unable to show any live football since March as a result of the consequent lockdown.Advertisement Read Also: Joshua sends message to legends Mike Tyson, Mayweather As it stands, only the Bundesliga has announced an official restart of its season later this month. Like those before it since social distancing was enforced, next week’s assembly will be held over conference call. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lega Serie A has called an emergency meeting for May 13, where the topics of resuming the season and TV rights will be discussed. All 20 Serie A clubs are behind completing the campaign, but a report last month warned they were ready to sue Sky, DAZN and IMG if they did not receive their final instalment of €233m on time.center_img Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina hopes for a return to Serie A on May 2. Promoted Content10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Most Beautiful Middle Eastern Actresses5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!last_img read more

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West Ham face financial disaster – Ashton

first_imgFormer West Ham striker, Dean Ashton, fears for his old club if they’re relegated. “If they don’t start well as soon as football is back, they will be in big trouble. “Nobody expected this at the start of the season. It looked like they’d be pushing for the top seven. “But at West Ham they just seem to sign players that are available, rather than having a plan and a specific way of playing.” “They have spent quite a bit of money and financially they would be in a difficult position.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ashton has warned that West Ham faces dire consequences if manager David Moyes doesn’t keep the club in the Premier League. “When you see back-to-back relegations – as we’ve seen with Norwich before and with Sunderland recently – it’s generally because of poor financial planning,” he told the Daily Star. “It would be an absolute disaster for West Ham if they’re relegated this season, there’s no doubt about that.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

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Aruna leads African contingent to World Cup

first_img Quadri was selected based on the world ranking which makes him the highest ranked African in the world rated 20th in the globe and he will be parting in his third consecutive World Cups being the first African to qualify to the quarterfinal of the competition following his exploits at the 2014 edition in Dusseldorf, Germany. The men’s star-studded field include China’s Ma Long who is considered by many as the greatest table tennis player of all time, and he will be looking to add the 2020 Men’s World Cup to his burgeoning trophy cabinet. Ma Long is joined by world no.1, Fan Zhendong (China), who lifted the 2019 Men’s World Cup in Chengdu, as well as a number of other top Asian players to have qualified via their world ranking, such as teenage talents, Tomokazu Harimoto (Japan), world no.4 and just 16 years of age, and Lin Yun-Ju (Chinese Taipei), world no.7 and 18 years old. read also:It’s great task  playing in the German League, says Aruna Europe is providing plenty of strength, especially in the form of German pair, Timo Boll, who qualifies off the back of his 2019 Europe Cup victory, and Dimitrij Ovtcharov, the former world no.1 entering as a wild card. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Despite finishing as runner’s up at the 2020 African Cup in Tunisia earlier this year, Aruna Quadri has been listed among the top 20 players in the world that will compete at the ITTF Men’s World Cup scheduled for November in China. In a statement released by ITTF at the weekend, the Men’s and Women’s World Cups will kick-start the restart on international table tennis competitions after several months of suspended activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Quadri and African Cup champion, Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh will compete in the men’s event while African Cup women’s champion Dina Meshref of Egypt is the sole representative of Africa in the women’s World Cup. According to ITTF, the World Cups will feature 20 female and 20 male athletes, including the World Champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America) and players selected by world ranking from the other continents (Asia and Oceania) as well as the whole world according to the provisional World Cup playing system. The players from Asia are the same who would have played at the 2020 Asian Cup, had it not been cancelled due to COVID-19.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic Looks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Brunt and Dorrans commit to Baggies

first_img Press Association The first said the options on Brunt and Dorrans have been exercised and that the club remain in talks with full-back Billy Jones, who is out of contract in June. West Brom director of football administration Richard Garlick said: “Chris and Graham have given the club long and valued service and played big parts in getting the team over the line last season. “We have had ongoing discussions with Billy’s representatives about a new contract since last October, when we offered him a new long-term deal with substantially-improved terms. “Talks are continuing but they have proved fruitless so far as Billy has yet to put pen to paper.” The second statement revealed that out-of-contract duo Reid and midfielder Zoltan Gera have not been offered new deals and that West Brom have decided not to exercise their one-year option on Ridgewell. It also said Albion have triggered a break clause in defender Diego Lugano’s contract and decided against taking up their one-year option on midfielder Scott Allan. Finally, it confirmed that five loan signings – Scott Sinclair (from Manchester City), Morgan Amalfitano (Marseille), Matej Vydra (Udinese), Thievy Bifouma (Espanyol) and Goran Popov (Dynamo Kiev) – have all returned to their parent clubs. Garlick said: “Zoltan and Steven have been terrific professionals during their many years with us. They have been a real credit to the football club, both on and off the field. “We know that Zoltan is looking to find another club while Steven, who is keen to carry on playing but is also doing his coaching badges, is considering his options. “Liam has made a key contribution during the past two-and-a-half years, which we thank him for. He has been a popular member of the dressing room and we wish him well as he looks for a new club. “I would also like to thank Diego and our five loan signings for their efforts over the past 12 months. “Scott Allan has found it difficult to break into the first team since arriving two-and-a-half years ago and we wish him well in his future career.” The summer changes for Albion, who finished their 2013-14 Barclays Premier League campaign just three points above the relegation zone in 17th place, had already begun with the news earlier this week that head coach Pepe Mel had left by mutual consent. And on Friday, the Baggies released two statements relating to the playing staff. West Brom have announced they have exercised one-year options on captain Chris Brunt and fellow midfielder Graham Dorrans, while defenders Steven Reid and Liam Ridgewell are part of a group of players confirmed as departing.last_img read more

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Riches and Cossack in Gold equation

first_img Press Association Eddie O’Leary, racing manager for the organisation, said there is “every chance” the duo will take each other on in the feature race at the Festival. While Road To Riches has had the race as his aim since putting up such a big effort in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Don Cossack has since been to Aintree. Both Road To Riches and Don Cossack could represent Gigginstown House Stud in the Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup.center_img His only defeat this season came in the Ryanair at Cheltenham but he was the most impressive winner of the meeting at Aintree and has apparently taken those exertions well. “All being well, the plan is the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup for Road To Riches. He had a hard race at Cheltenham but he’s fine again now and is ready to go,” said O’Leary. “There’s every chance that Don Cossack could go for the Gold Cup as well. He’s come out of Aintree very well. “It’s the case with both him and Road To Riches that if they tell us they want to run then they will.” last_img read more

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Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo undergoes shoulder surgery

first_imgManchester United’s problems deepened on Wednesday when Marcos Rojo confirmed he has had to undergo surgery on his left shoulder. Louis van Gaal’s patched-up team crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday when they lost 3-2 in Wolfsburg. Rojo, along with six other first-team players including captain Wayne Rooney, missed the match at the Volkswagen Arena. Last week, the Argentina defender dislocated his left shoulder after a bad fall in training. It was the same injury he suffered in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City last season. Van Gaal hoped Rojo would not require surgery, but the defender confirmed on Wednesday morning he had gone under the knife. Alongside a picture of him in a hospital bed, he wrote on Instagram: “My operation was a success. Thank you to my beautiful wife, always with me. Thank you everyone for your messages of love and support.” Van Gaal is likely to reveal for how long he will be without Rojo at his pre-match press conference on Friday. The Dutchman was without Rojo, Rooney (ankle), Morgan Schneiderlin (hip), Ander Herrera (hamstring), Phil Jones (ankle), Luke Shaw (broken leg) and Antonio Valencia (foot) for the loss in Germany. To make matters worse, Matteo Darmian pulled his hamstring in Wolfsburg and Chris Smalling suffered a groin strain in the defeat. Both are likely to miss Saturday’s match at Bournemouth. Bastian Schweinsteiger is also facing a possible three-match ban for an alleged elbow on Winston Reid in United’s 0-0 draw versus West Ham last weekend. The German has until noon on Thursday to decide whether he wants to contest the Football Association’s charge of violent conduct. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Nicholls hits maiden Test century in New Zealand’s 268

first_imgNEW ZEALAND 1st inningsJ. Raval c Amla b Maharaj 36T. Latham c Elgar b M. Morkel 8K. Williamson lbw b Rabada 2N. Broom c de Kock b Rabada 0H. Nicholls b Duminy 118J. Neesham stp, de Kock b Maharaj 15B. Watling c de Kock b Duminy 34C. de Grandhomme c Amla b Duminy 4T. Southee c Philander b M. Morkel 27J. Patel not out 17N. Wagner lbw b Duminy 2Extras: (lb-4, w-1) 5Total: (all out, 79.3 overs) 268Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-13, 3-21, 4-73, 5-101, 6-217, 7-221, 8-222, 9-266.Bowling: M. Morkel 18-3-82-2, V. Philander 15-7-29-0, K. Rabada 19-6-59-2 (w-1), J. Duminy 11.3-2-47-4, K. Maharaj 16-4-47-2.SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsS. Cook c Neesham b Southee 3D. Elgar c Neesham b de Grandhomme 9K. Rabada not out 8H. Amla not out 0Extras: (b-4) 4Total: (for 2 wickets, 7 overs) 24Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-12.Bowling: T. Southee 4-1-18–1, C. de Grandhomme 3-1-2-1. (REUTERS) – Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme grabbed a wicket each to reduce South Africa to 24 for two in response to New Zealand’s 268 at the close of the first day’s play of the second Test at the Basin Reserve yesterday.Southee had Stephen Cook caught at second slip by Jimmy Neesham for three before de Grandhomme, a surprising choice to share the new ball, had Dean Elgar also snapped up by the same fielder for nine, to reduce the Proteas to 12 for two.Nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada was on eight with Hashim Amla yet to score at the close after the hosts had earlier been bolstered by Henry Nicholls’ maiden Test century of 118.Nicholls combined for 116 runs with BJ Watling (34) for the sixth wicket after the hosts had been reduced to 21 for three in the 11th over and then 73 for four at lunch.Nicholls combined with opener Jeet Raval for 52 after New Zealand struggled after being asked to bat by Faf du Plessis. He brought up his milestone when he hooked a Rabada delivery to the mid-wicket fence.The 25-year-old, who chopped a delivery onto his stumps on 98 against Bangladesh in January, raised his arms in the air before the ball crossed the rope for his 12th boundary.Nicholls and Watling’s partnership, built on rotating the strike with quick singles, halted the early momentum South Africa had built in the first session through their pace attack of Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Rabada.Rabada captured two wickets, including that of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (two), whom du Plessis had targeted as the key to exposing a raw batting line-up shorn of the injured Ross Taylor.`Neil Broom lasted just four balls on debut when a Rabada delivery squared him up and caught the outside edge of the bat.Jimmy Neesham was the only wicket to fall in the middle session for 15, before Nicholls’ dismissal sparked a collapse of three wickets for five runs after tea with part-time off-spinner JP Duminy capturing all three.Jeetan Patel and Southee then blasted a quick-fire 44 runs before Morkel dismissed Southee for 27 then Duminy captured the final wicket of Neil Wagner for two to wrap up the innings and finish with 4-47.last_img
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Bolt mulls London move

first_imgCITING developing of his business interests and his love for Premier League football, Usain Bolt, the now retired fastest man in history, could be setting up a home in London sometime in the near future.Bolt, who during his stellar athletic career had a training base in London, is considering making the English capital a base of operations.“I would never have considered training anywhere apart from Jamaica but now I am retired Kingston does not have to be my only home. I am going to have business interests and things I am passionate about that I will have more time to enjoy,” Bolt told British media.“London is special because I have had a lot of success here – it’s the only city outside of Kingston I could see myself living. Not in the winter, but I am looking to buy a place so I can spend more time here. Also, you can be most places in the world easily. It is time for me to have fun now. It is a great city to shop, to eat, and of course party!”Bolt, a huge fan of many-time Premier League champions Manchester United, believes living in London also opens up opportunities to see his favourite team play.“I would like to see more Premier League games. Football is one of my passions – hopefully, Jose let’s me stay at his house when I have to travel to Manchester,” he joked.last_img read more

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Tough, talkative Aqib Talib retires after 12-year NFL career

first_imgTough, talkative Aqib Talib retires after 12-year NFL career Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFive-time Pro Bowler Aqib Talib announced his retirement from the NFL on his new podcast Wednesday. The loquacious cornerback said he turned down an offer last month to rejoin the New England Patriots.Talib said he was excited about reuniting with Bill Belichick and both the role (covering tight ends) and the money ($6 million) were good. Associated Press Talib told The Associated Press his favorite memories were in Denver.“Definitely that Super Bowl 50 win, that confetti falling, the parade, the whole nine yards, that was my most fond memory by far,” Talib said. He said he enjoyed starring for the “No-Fly Zone” secondary in Denver alongside Darius Stewart, Chris Harris Jr., T.J. Ward and Bradley Roby.“It was a match made it heaven,” Talib said. “We all knew how to deal with each other, we all knew how to work with each other. It was dope to be a part of one of the best secondaries in history.”Talib said football is still in his blood and that’s why he’s sticking around the game on the media side. September 9, 2020center_img “I can make $6 million and guard tight ends all day,” Talib said. “I’m like, I’m cool.”After he began looking at flights and apartments, Talib took a look at the Patriots’ schedule and asked himself if he really wanted to cover the likes of George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and Noah Fant, among others.“You look at the Patriots’ schedule, it’s tight end after tight end after tight end, week in, week out,” Talib said on his podcast, “ Call to the Booth. ”So, Talib, who’s 34, turned down Belichick’s overture.“My heart, my competitive edge, I ain’t really in it no more,” Talib said. A first-round pick by the Buccaneers in 2008, Talib played in New England in 2012-13 after being traded from Tampa Bay at midseason. In 2014, he joined the Denver Broncos as a free agent. He won a Super Bowl with the Broncos and famously ripped off Michael Crabtree’s gold chain. He finished his career with two injury-filled seasons with the Rams, suffering an ankle injury in 2018 and hurting his ribs in 2019, when he was traded to Miami, where he never suited up.Talib recorded 35 career interceptions and four fumble recoveries. His 10 defensive touchdowns were three shy of Charles Woodson’s NFL record.“Aqib, getting to know him, man, he was such a big part of the type of player that I am now,” said Broncos All-Pro safety Justin Simmons. ”… He’s one of those guys that you just love to have on you team, he always has your back.” “I’m going to shoot my shot at the broadcast and stuff. I’m talking to a few people now, we’ll see how it goes,” Talib said. “I also got my podcast going, ‘Call to the Booth,’ we’ll be talking a bunch of football, having a little fun.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Trojans present appeal to NCAA

first_imgUSC took another step Saturday toward a final resolution in the NCAA infractions case stemming from allegations involving former Trojans Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo.Pleading its case· President C. L. Max Nikias and other school officials hope to soften NCAA-levied sanctions handed down last June. – Carlos Acenas | Daily Trojan A USC contingent consisting of President C. L. Max Nikias, athletic director Pat Haden, vice presidents Todd Dickey and David Roberts, general counsel Carol Mauch Amir and outside counsel William King III  spent four hours and 13 minutes outlining their appeals case Saturday for reduced sanctions in front of the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee in Indianapolis.“I want to thank the NCAA for giving us the opportunity before the committee for a good and fair hearing,” Nikias told reporters following the meeting. “We just have to wait for the ruling.”A decision is expected to be rendered in four to eight weeks.On June 11, 2010 the NCAA levied severe sanctions on the Trojan football program, including a two-year bowl ban and loss of 30 scholarships over the course of three seasons.Through the appeals process, USC hopes the sanctions brought against its football program will be cut in half. In an ideal scenario, USC would be bowl eligible beginning in 2011 and would be allowed to carry 80 scholarship players, as opposed to the previously restricted 75.The appeals committee can decide to reduce the bowl ban, reduce the scholarship restrictions, reduce both or leave the entire punishment as prescribed. Before the hearing, Michael L. Buckner, a lawyer who has handled NCAA appeals cases before, told Michael Lev of the Orange County Register, he believed USC had a chance to win back scholarships, but that the bowl ban would likely remain intact.In January 2008, the NCAA changed its procedures for appeals hearings and made it harder for institutions to win their cases. Schools must now prove that the Committee on Infractions made procedural errors or used egregious discretion in its initial ruling. Since the rule change, only one out of eleven appeals has been successful.Before the hearing, Haden said he hoped for a favorable outcome, but was “realistic” and aware of the chances of winning.Even after the hearing, the question remains as to exactly how many players USC can sign for its upcoming 2011 recruiting class, with players able to sign letter of intents beginning Feb. 2.If the committee rules before the signing period ends April 1, the NCAA could decide to levy the scholarship reductions on the 2011 class. If a decision comes after April 1, however, the penalty will be stayed and the reduced scholarship numbers will be in effect from 2012 through 2014.At this point, it appears USC coach Lane Kiffin plans to sign 20 players with the hope of winning the scholarship portion of the appeal. To date, the Trojans have 17 verbal commitments that make up the fourth best recruiting class in the country according to Yahoo! Sports’ Rivals.com.No matter what decision the appeals committee renders, it will be the resolution to the case, according to Haden.Earlier this month, Haden described Saturday’s hearing as the “final frontier” and promised that USC would not take legal action against the NCAA if the penalties are upheld, despite a recent USCFootball.com report insinuating differently.Having pleaded their case, the only thing remaining for the Trojans to do is to wait for a verdict.last_img read more

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