LaLiga in limbo as Spanish govt insist restart date is ‘impossible’

first_img “We have to see how everything evolves, including the numbers of the pandemic.” Like most countries, even if LaLiga can resume, it will be behind closed doors. And Lozano suggested that that situation is likely to last for months unless a Covid-19 vaccine is discovered. Lozano added: “Spanish clubs are relatively healthy financially compared to other countries and that means football has to contribute to the rescue of other sports. “But until we have a vaccine it is not feasible that there can be games with crowds.” The Premier League plans to return on June 8, with clubs sent a proposed new timetable to finish the season despite the coronavirus pandemic. PSG were confirmed as Ligue 1 champions after the season was scrapped and French president Emmanuel Macron, is reportedly pushing for the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy to follow suit. read also:Chukwueze: Don’t hand Barcelona LaLiga title The Bundesliga was set to resume on May 9 but the restart date was pushed back until at least May 16 as Germany were cautious of causing a second wave of the killer virus by easing restrictions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Hopes of an early resumption of Spain’s LaLiga appear to have been ended as the head of the country’s sports body said it is “impossible” to give a return date. LaLiga bosses have already been forced to back away from initial plans for a return to action at some point this month. And while players have been given the green light to return to some form of training from Monday, that does not mean a restart is in sight. Irene Lozano, secretary of state for sport and President of Spain’s Higher Sports Council, said: “What has been decided is that, starting on May 4, players can resume what we have called basic, individual training. “That is establishing a series of health precautions that we have details and worked with football to draft. “This decision shows the government’s sensitivity to athletes. “We have specified that medical examinations and tests will have to be carried out before training and the club doctors will be responsible for those. “But in terms of playing matches, we have to see how training can be evolved. “There will be different phases and at this time it is impossible to set a date on the return of the competition. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

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Dennis explains why he performed Ronaldo’s celebration at Real Madrid

first_imgThe 22-year-old scored a brace against Zinedine Zidane’s side at the Santiago Bernabeu in a Champions League group stage fixture that ended 2-2 back in October.After failing to advance to the next round of the elite competition, the Belgian side dropped to the Europa League were they faced Manchester United in the Round of 32 and he scored a goal in the first leg which ended 1-1.Dennis picked these games as his best moments this season, and he revealed how he felt after doing Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘siii’ celebration in front of the Madrid faithful.“Against Manchester United was a highlight,” he told Sky Sports.“Madrid is a big team, the best in the world, but I was disappointed because I wanted us to win and we drew. I wanted that three points.“I was happy because I was speaking with friends and they said ‘imagine you play against Real Madrid’. I said I’m going to score and I’m going to do the Ronaldo celebration and they were like ‘what, are you sure?’ and I said ‘yeah’, so we bet. Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis has named his goals against Manchester United and Real Madrid as the highlights of his 2019-20 campaign.Advertisement “I was excited to score and do the celebration, I was very happy that day. But I was happier after a few weeks, I was on my phone and I saw the picture of my celebration and I thought ‘you scored in Madrid’, the excitement came after a few weeks. It was crazy.“My brother is a Manchester United fan, a crazy one, he’s always angry when they lose. So then I played against them and scored and he said ‘OK, I’m proud of you’.”Club Brugge were crowned the Belgian Pro League champions on Friday after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the 2019-20 league calendar.The triumph was Dennis’ second league title since he moved to Belgium from Zorya in 2017.The Super Eagles forward said he learnt about their league success via social media because football activities are still suspended in the European country due to Covid-19.“I was at my friends’, we were playing ping pong,” he continued.“I saw somebody tagged me in something and I went to look, I said to my friend, ‘go and check’, and he said ‘yeah, you’re champions, congratulations’.Read Also: Video: Inter Milan celebrate Obafemi Martins goals“It’s a strange way [to win], but that’s life.“Normally we would have a party but that’s not possible right now so what I’m going to do is stay home with my friends and girlfriend and just drink some champagne.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

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3 Area Wrestlers Advance To The State Finals-Bulldogs Wrap Up Season

first_imgCongratulations to East Central Trojan  Wrestlers Bryer Hall (152) and Kole Viel (182) and Lawrenceburg Tiger Andrew Roth (160) on punching their ticket to The Wrestling State Finals on their outstanding performances at The Semi-States at New Castle. The State Finals will be on Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.The BHS wrestling ended their season on Saturday when they traveled to Newcastle to compete at semi-state. Senior JT Linkel wrestled at 145. Despite losing his first-round match Linkel secured a takedown early in the match against the #1 145 in the state. With JT loss, his record ends at 36-9. Along the way, JT broke the season pin record setting it at 29. He also broke the career pin record-setting that at 87. Linkel finished his career with 108 putting him tied 5th all-time in career wins despite missing the end of his junior year. Sophomore Josh Mobley was able to pick up a pin in the opening round at 152. Despite trailing most of the match he dug deep and was able to secure a win. Josh dropped his next match with a heartbreaking loss in the ticket round just one match away from qualifying for State. Mobley finished his season with a 37-8 record. The 37 wins are the highest total in school history for a sophomore.  Mobley also became the 2nd bulldog to reach 80 takedowns in a season after racking up 84 takedowns. Both wrestlers win totals put them in the top 10 in season wins. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.Photo courtesy of EC Trojan Athletics.last_img read more

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Djakadam swoops for on-song duo

first_img The top trainer and jockey respectively at the Cheltenham Festival, the latest Mullins and Walsh representative was a 1-6 favourite after he bolted up on his second start in Ireland at Gowran Park a month ago. Walsh kept things simple in the Limerick Races Congratulate World Hurdle Winner Solwhit Hurdle, bouncing out in front from flag-fall, and had most of his rivals cooked a long way from home. Press Association Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh continued their fantastic week as Djakadam justified cramped odds with an all-the-way victory at Limerick.center_img Courage, a long way behind Djakadam at Gowran Park, made more of a race of it on this occasion, but was still seven lengths behind at the line. Walsh said: “He beat Courage plenty far the last day, so he was entitled to do it again. He can’t do any more than win, I suppose. I’d imagine he’ll step up in class now. He was bought to be a chaser and that’s what he will do.” Unoccupied ran out a wide-margin winner of the Newton Abbot Racecourse Handicap Hurdle for Edward O’Grady and Mark Enright. A 6-1 shot following a disappointing performance at Naas three weeks ago, the seven-year-old pulled right away in the home straight, safely negotiating the final couple of obstacles to seal a 12-length verdict. The Charles Byrnes-trained Whiskey Hall was a heavily-backed 2-1 favourite on his first start since finishing second in this race a year ago, but once again had to make do with the runner-up spot. last_img read more

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Wenger expects top-four finish

first_img Press Association Chelsea tackle Premier League leaders Manchester United in their FA Cup quarter-final replay on Monday as part of a hectic fixture schedule in which they also will hope to progress in the Europa League. Wenger feels having so many key games in quick succession could work either way – but will not get overly concerned with how anyone else is set to perform. “It can be very positive if you are on a good run, and very negative if you are in bad form,” he said. “But let’s just take care of the way we play, take care of our spirit and give it our all.” Ivory Coast forward Gervinho certainly did that against the Royals, firing the home side into an early lead in what was one of his best recent displays. The 25-year-old has polarised opinion among Gunners fans since his £11million move from Lille in July 2011, with a string of inconsistent displays. Wenger feels all of his current squad have what it takes to help the club move forwards, although he will look to strengthen the group in the summer. “Gervinho did not play for his future [against Reading], he was just playing for his club, that is what every player does,” said Wenger. “We are a group of players who want to go for it, and to go for it together. Sometimes Gervinho plays, sometimes [Theo] Walcott, sometimes [Lukas] Podolski, but we can only do it if we all have the same target and do it together.” The Gunners chalked up a sixth win in the last eight Barclays Premier League games when they saw off relegation battlers Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium in what was Nigel Adkins’ first match in charge of the visitors. With Chelsea losing at Southampton, the Gunners are now just two points behind the Blues, and four off third-placed Tottenham – on whom they hold a game in hand, and Wenger said: “We have the experience, we have done it before and is what we want to do again. I am sure we will, but it demands a lot of dedication and nerves until the end.” center_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his side to hold their nerve as they look to chase down Chelsea and Tottenham in the race for Champions League qualification.last_img read more

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Scudamore under increasing pressure

first_imgThe furore over sexist emails sent by Richard Scudamore has intensified with a number of England women internationals calling for action against the Premier League chief executive. Press Association England and Everton goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis said the emails were an “insult to all women” and that Scudamore should be sanctioned, while former England captain Casey Stoney said his position was now “very difficult”. The group Women In Football has written to all 20 Premier League clubs and main sponsors asking for an “independent review” of the league’s practices. Edward Lord, an equality campaigner who is a member of the Football Association’s Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB), has suggested Scudamore’s position is “untenable”. The emails, which have been described by FA chairman Greg Dyke as “totally inappropriate”, referred to women in a derogatory terms, contained sexual innuendoes, and made jokes about “female irrationality”. The league would not comment on Friday on the latest developments but the involvement of Barclays raises the stakes ahead of a meeting of the Premier League’s audit and remuneration committee, chaired by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, on Monday to discuss the case, which will also be the subject of a special meeting of the IAB on Tuesday. After the story broke in the Sunday Mirror, Scudamore issued a statement apologising for the emails, which were sent from his Premier League email account and seen by a former temporary PA who leaked them to the newspaper. Stoney said in the Daily Telegraph: “We are trying to get to a world without discrimination and to have somebody in such a high position in football making derogatory comments about females is not acceptable. “How would he feel if these comments were written about his daughters? “It is up to the powers that be whether he stays on but talking about women in such a derogatory way makes his position very difficult. Whether it’s a private email or not, he has written them and he has only apologised because he has been caught.” Brown-Finnis told BBC Sport: “It’s not just about women who are involved in football, it was an insult to all women. “However jokey he was trying to be with that, it’s just totally unacceptable in this day and age. “It’s zero defence for me. Private emails when are you head of the Premier League don’t really exist. “Is a sorry enough? Probably not, but I do think the way to move forward is for the Premier League to follow their protocols just like they would with other employees and I’m sure they have policies which would sanction him appropriately for his misconduct.” Scudamore is also facing increasing pressure on his position after principal sponsor Barclays expressed disappointment to the league over the email exchange with a lawyer friend. last_img read more

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Football News Josep Gombau named Delhi Dynamos head coach

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos on Thursday appointed former Barcelona B manager Josep Gombau as its head coach for a two-year term.The 42-year-old has taken over the reins from Miguel Angel Portugal, who left the club in May. Born in Amposta, Spain, Gombau started his coaching career at the age of 16 when he joined the youth team of Amposta FC. Gombau then left his home city to become a coach at Espanyol’s youth team, before joining FC Barcelona B in 2003. During his six-year stint with the Catalan side, Gombau held multiple positions with the academy.ALSO READ | FC Pune City sign prolific striker Iain Hume“I am really excited and looking forward to this opportunity in the Indian Super League. I am not new to Asian football, so I know what to expect and I am ready for this challenge. The goal is to keep the philosophy of this club intact and to take the players to the next level where they are ready to challenge for the title,” Gombau said. Following stints in Spain, coach Gombau moved to Hong Kong to join Kitchee SC as the club’s head coach in 2009. During his four-year tenure there, he won the Hong Kong First Division League and the Hong Kong FA Cup twice in addition to the Hong Kong League Cup. In 2013, he signed for Adelaide United in the A-League and after an impressive two year, stint he was appointed as the head coach of the Australia U-23 side, along with being the assistant coach of the Australian men’s national team in 2016.ALSO READ | 10-year-old ‘Superman’ swimmer breaks Michael Phelps’ 100-metre butterfly record“The idea this season was to bring in stability and get a Head Coach who shares a similar philosophy as the club and coach Gombau ticks all the right boxes,” Delhi Dynamos director, Rohan Sharma, said.  last_img read more

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Tipp hurlers already focused on All Ireland challenge

first_imgKillenaule’s Kieran Bergin admits winning the Munster title is a monkey off their back but says their attention has already turned to All Ireland challenge. The team won the Premier’s 41st Munster title at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon, beating a strong Waterford side in front of a capacity home crowd.Thurles Sarsfields clubman Padraic Maher is due to undergo tests and assessments on a shoulder injury he picked up during Sunday’s provincial decider.Tipperary now have 5 weeks before their next match, an All Ireland Semi Final on the 16th August.last_img

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IAAF World Relays: Ghana’s women’s 4x100m qualify for finals

first_imgGhana’s women’s 4x100m relay team have qualified for the finals of the 4x100m relays at the IAAF World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan.The quartet qualified in 2nd place (44.12s) in a chaotic Heat 2 in which Great Britain and France dropped their batons and did not finish their races; while Canada were disqualified. Nigeria also encountered baton change problems before recovering to finish in a disappointing 4th place and miss out on a place in the finals.Ghana will now qualify for the World Athletics Championships irrespective of their position in the final. They just need to avoid disqualification in the race to qualify.Running in Lane 5, Flings Owusu-Agyapong started Ghana off on the first leg and handed over Gemma Acheampong on the second leg.Persis William-Mensah ran a strong 3rd leg to hold off the challenge from Great Britain but she still handed off to Hor Halutie in 5th position on the anchor leg with the likes of Denmark, France, Great Britain and Canada all ahead of Ghana.While the change over for Ghana was smooth, Britain and France dropped theirs in the final change over and Nigeria struggled with their handover. That allowed Hor to slip through and finish in 3rd with a time of 44.12s, behind Denmark (1st) and Canada (2nd).Canada were then disqualified and Ghana moved into 2nd position and a place the final.Overall, Ghana qualified the slowest, and will now come up against USA, Germany, Brazil, Jamaica, Australia, Italy and Denmark in tomorrow’s final.last_img read more

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Clippers lose Summer League finale to Warriors

first_imgLAS VEGAS >> The Clippers finished NBA Summer League play with a two-game losing streak, falling 109-100 to the Golden State Warriors in a consolation game on Friday afternoon at Thomas & Mack Center.Second-year forward Brice Johnson and rookie guard Sindarius Thornwell led the Clippers to a 3-0 start before tournament play began, but they lost to Miami on Thursday and then the Warriors (2-4).Johnson had 17 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes on Friday, but Thornwell didn’t play against the Warriors. Jaron Johnson (18 points) and Jawun Evans (17 points, six assists) also contributed, while former UC Irvine standout Luke Nelson added 10 points in 24 minutes, going 4 for 8 from the field with two rebounds and one assist.Former Oregon guard Dylan Ennis led the Warriors, going 8 for 11 from 3-point range on his way to 35 points. After scoring just 21 points in his first five Summer League games, the undrafted Ennis erupted for 20 points (six 3-pointers) in the second quarter alone on Friday. Ennis finished 12 for 20 from the field overall. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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