Dutch legend confirms contact over Barcelona job

first_imgNetherlands head coach Ronald Koeman has confirmed the club contacted him over their vacant manager’s role back in January. La Blaugrana dismissed former boss Ernesto Valverde on January 13, before appointing Quique Setien just 48 hours later. However, Koeman was rumoured to be on the shortlist to replace Valverde, but the former defender has revealed his commitment to La Oranje blocked the deal. “I had a call from Barcelona, but I wanted to keep my word and manage the Netherlands in the European Championship,” he told an interview with Catalunya Radio, reported via Marca. “I have the possibility to leave after the tournament, but now is not the time to think about that.Advertisement Read Also: Ronaldo celebrates his twins birthday in style If he does remain with the Dutch squad after the competition, his deal expires in December 2022. Setien signed a two and a half year deal on his arrival in Catalonia, but he could be under real pressure, if he is unable to secure a major European title during his time at the club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “Everyone knows it’s my dream to manage Barcelona, and I hope to have another chance in future.” Koeman has an additional clause in his deal with the KNVB, allowing him to leave for Barcelona, before next summer’s rearranged tournament. Loading…last_img read more

Detectives investigating body found in St. Lucie County

first_imgSt. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office found a body in Southern Fort Pierce Thursday afternoon.This discovery prompted detectives to start an investigation.Officials searched the area to find a lead, however, no more information was available.Police are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information regarding the last 24 hours in this area is asked to call detectives at 772-462-3230.last_img

ICC World Cup Amitabh Bachchan wants ongoing World Cup 2019 to be shifted to India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi : In the first two weeks of the tournament, the real winnner has undoubtedly been ‘rain’ and has already made history with most rain-affected matches. On Thursday, the much-awaited game between two undefeated teams in the fray so far – India and New Zealand – was abandoned at Trent Bridge. In the last seven games, four have been washed out and the fans have directed their frustration at the International Cricket Council.The international body has also been criticised for not keeping reserve days though it has said in defence that keeping reserve days for each match was not feasible for logistical concerns. Meanwhile, as the fans were becoming impatient with the turn of things in England which has seen a more than average rainfall this June, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has come out with a funny take.Citing the lack of rain in India at the moment and the growing water crisis, the 76-year-old actor tweeted saying it would be a good idea to shift the World Cup to here since the country needs rain at the moment. Although monsoon has officially hit the Indian shores this season, yet the high temperature across the country has made lives miserable.Here’s the tweet: last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Wisconsin looks to stay hot, finish season sweep on Spartans

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team looks to extend their season-long three-game win streak as they continue their road trip and head to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans Friday and Saturday.The Badgers (13-8-1, 6-2 Big Ten) are coming off a weekend sweep against then-No. 8 Ohio State, earning a spot in the national rankings for the first time since October of 2014. The pair of victories also propelled Wisconsin into a first-place tie with Minnesota atop the Big Ten, the first and only time the Badgers have led the conference since its inception in 2013-2014.Men’s hockey: Badgers claw their back into top 20 after weekend win over BuckeyesThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team beat No. 8 Ohio State in overtime at Madison Square Garden Saturday to Read…Now, Wisconsin heads into East Lansing with the hopes of bringing home six points and possibly sitting alone atop the Big Ten, as Minnesota faces No. 6 Penn State over the weekend as well.Though the Badgers delivered a convincing series sweep against the Spartans (5-15-2, 1-6-1) at the Kohl Center last month – winning each game by a score of 5-1 – they won’t be paying attention to that.“We’ve known from earlier in the season that whoever you play, you gotta be ready to play and play your best or you’re putting yourself in a position to get beat,” head coach Tony Granato said. “[The Spartans] played real well against Michigan in their previous Big Ten Games. They tied and beat them at Michigan, so I’m sure they’ll be ready to give us everything we can handle.”Men’s hockey: Wisconsin scores a Big win in the Big Apple, closes sweepThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (12-8-1, 5-2-0-0 Big Ten) continued their impressive play Thursday night, upsetting No. 8 Read…Despite only having four conference points this year, all four coming last weekend at Michigan, the Spartans hope to carry their momentum back home with them.Wisconsin is also looking to carry their momentum, as they look for their first season-series win over MSU since the 2013-14 season.Elliot Moormann/The Badger Herald“We like where we’re at, we like where we’re going and we’re gonna have to prepare the same way we’ve prepared for these other teams and be ready to battle,” Granato said.The Big Ten matchup of first-vs-last will take place Friday and Saturday in East Lansing, with face-off set for 6 p.m. CST both nights.last_img read more

Five potential opponents for Callum Smith after his win over Hassan N’Dam

first_imgThe WBO champion has already called out Smith on social media and Saunders would pose a threat with his southpaw stance and elusive fighting style. This would also be a huge fight in the U.K., with both men putting their belts and undefeated records on the line. Frank Warren, Saunders’ promoter, has also hinted that the fight could be made.Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs)After losing to Alvarez in May, “The Miracle Man” has expressed the possibility of stepping up to super middleweight and what better way than to take on the No. 1-ranked fighter in the division. Both men are signed to Matchroom Boxing, so negotiations would be simple enough to make. Join DAZN and watch GGG vs. Rolls on June 8″I want the big fights, I want the big names,” Smith said during his post-fight press conference. “Canelo is a very good fighter. I believe he is the best 160-pound fighter in the world. If he does decide to move up in the future, it’s a fight I would be willing to take.”If that fight doesn’t come to fruition, there are other options for Smith as well.With Smith wanting to be back in action again this September, here are five potential opponents.Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs)The unified middleweight champion and WBA (Regular) super middleweight titleholder made light work of Rocky Fielding when the pound-for-pound star stepped up to 168 pounds in December. Canelo also defeated Smith’s brother, Liam Smith, in September 2016, so a revenge match against the Mexican could favor the Liverpool-born fighter.Furthermore, Canelo called Smith out after he defeated Daniel Jacobs last month. With both Canelo and Smith under the DAZN banner, the fight could be negotiated easily between Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions) and Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing). The WBA would also be interested in having its “Super” and “Regular” champions facing off.Chris Eubank Jr. (28-2, 21 KOs)After winning the IBO title with an impressive display against James DeGale (25-3-1, 15 KOs) in February, Eubank has moved up to No. 2 in the world ranking. Significant improvements have been made in Eubank’s fighting style and his defense would give Smith a test. Eubank has a big enough personality to sell the fight as a main event to boxing fans in the U.K., but if Smith wants to continue to grow his brand in the U.S., then he may need to look elsewhere. Anthony Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs)The WBC super middleweight titleholder is a possible opponent considering Callum Smith’s desire to unify the division. Dirrell was last in action in February, when he defeated Avni Yildirim, so he would have plenty of time to prepare for a September date with “Mundo.” Billy Joe Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs) Callum Smith, the unbeaten WBA (Super) super middleweight champion, made a winning return to the ring Saturday night with a third-round TKO victory over Hassan N’Dam at Madison Square Garden.Smith (26-0, 19 KOs) dropped N’Dam three times — once in each round — before the referee ended the fight, cementing “Mundo’s” dominant showing in his first bout since defeating George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series last September. Now, he’s ready for a greater challenge and perhaps a showdown with the face of boxing himself, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.last_img read more

Fantasy Football Experts Mock Draft: 12-team standard league

first_imgFavorite fantasy football pickCorey Davis, Titans (Round 9, Pick 103). Everyone knows the Titans’ offense is underwhelming whenever they throw the ball. Davis was a top-30 WR last year, though, and is one of the most talented pass-catchers in football. He was the No. 40 receiver off the board in this mock draft, though. Nothing would suggest that Davis gets worse this season. If anything, he gets better. This isn’t a one-time undervaluing, either. He’s been thought of like this in available ADP data across drafts. That makes Davis an awesome value around the 100th pick of drafts (and even moreso in PPR). Worst fantasy pickNick Chubb, Browns (Round 2, Pick 16). Chubb is outside of our top 30, but for the second mock draft I’ve done in a row, he went early in the second round. It has to knock his value some that Kareem Hunt will get action after his eight-game suspension. Chubb also is arguably not any better than guys taken after him like Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon and Kerryon Johnson. It’s not like someone reached six rounds early to take Chubb, but his consistent overvaluation in drafts is startling. To see the full results of the mock draft, including who I passed on, how some other teams were built, and some analysis about the picks, head over to WalterFootball.com! We’re fast approaching prime fantasy football draft season. If you’re like us, you’ve probably now spent weeks revising your rankings and cheat sheets while trying to find new sleepers after your old ones have gained too much helium already. In addition, you’ve probably crossed your fingers each time a new tweet reports an injury because no one likes dealing with preseason shakeups. This training camp has really had it all, with the holdouts and the frostbite and the helmet controversy. What better way to see how it all matters than by taking part in a mock draft?If your time is limited, you can accelerate your mock draft experience by using the FantasyPros Mock Draft Simulator. There, you’ll be able to pull off a full mock draft customized to your league’s rules in just minutes.  DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT:  Ultimate 2019 Fantasy Cheat SheetRecently, I participated in a mock draft hosted by Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com. It was a non-PPR, 12-team league. I went with the No. 11 pick in this mock, figuring I’d go with a different strategy than in my three previous mock drafts.PREVIOUS MOCKS: 12-team standard | 12-team PPR | 12-team SuperflexHeading in, my strategy hinged on grabbing one of our top-tier receivers with my first selection. After that, I hoped to grab Patrick Mahomes in the secon round, which might be a bit early but would shake up how the rest of my draft played out. Instead of the wait-on-QB strategy I’ve been employing, I went for the extreme opposite. I hoped the early quarterback pick would allow me to load up on RBs after that since I’d have none of the top options at the position.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY QB PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWLet’s see how my mock draft turned out.2019 STANDARD RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200Fantasy Mock Draft: 12-team standard league*This draft was for a non-PPR league that starts 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 FLEX, 1 D/ST, 1 K, and has 6 bench spotsJulio Jones, Falcons (Round 1, Pick 11). The No. 11 spot is territory past the best RBs. The draft started like we were back in 1999, with six-straight running backs and eight in the first 10 picks. That allowed me to snag Jones at 11. It’s kind of crazy that Jones never catches the number of touchdowns of some of the other best WRs, and it feels like with his physical tools, that has to change one year. He might have the best floor-ceiling combination at the wideout position, and is a perfect way to anchor myself right from the get go.Patrick Mahomes II, Chiefs (Round 2, Pick 14).  In the grand scheme of things, this is probably a few picks early for Mahomes. A number of our top-tier receivers were still available and would’ve been perfect pairings with Julio. I’d waited on QB in all three of my prior mock drafts, though. Mahomes would surely have been gone by my next pick, so I decided I’d take the best fantasy quarterback and see how that would shape my team by the end of the mock. Especially with Andrew Luck’s injury question marks, Mahomes is more and more alone at the top of the QB rankings.Mark Ingram, Ravens (Round 3, Pick 35). As this pick approached, I started to feel like I’d really messed up my RB productivity by waiting this long. The more I thought about it, though, Ingram isn’t a bad guy as my RB1. Baltimore should run more than anyone in football this year, and Ingram is a big, bruising back behind a strong run-blocking line. He might not have quite the monster-season upside of the guys that went off the board in the first two rounds, but this feels OK.2019 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Top 200Tevin Coleman, 49ers (Round 4, Pick 38). Coleman remains inside the top 30 of our rankings even as sites and ADP everywhere else have him multiple rounds lower. The 49ers brought him in for a reason, and Jerick McKinnon’s nagging injuries make Coleman’s role even more secure. He was the No. 18 in fantasy as the “primary” back in Atlanta in 2018. There’s no reason he can’t replicate that in ’19, making him a solid grab for my second RB spot.Will Fuller V, Texans (Round 5, Pick 59). Fuller’s productivity this season should come down to his health. He’s in a pass-happy offense with the attention of the defense focused on his running mate DeAndre Hopkins. Fuller was No. 17 in fantasy points per game among WRs last year, so the productivity has already been there. This really felt like the only position I could pick at this point, having filled both my RB slots and QB. The first five TEs (Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, George Kittle, Evan Engram, O.J. Howard) were already off the board, so taking the best available receiver made the most sense here.Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (Round 6, Pick 62). I was aware that Drake had showed up in a walking boot Wednesday when I made this pick, but there hadn’t really been much clarity yet. As of now, this certainly seems like a risky selection. Drake had already struggled to turn heads in camp and was looking at more of a carry split than we would’ve expected. It’s a fine pick to make for my FLEX spot, though, as Drake is of the last probable starting RBs to come off the board.DRAFT STRATEGY AND RANKINGS TIERS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STJared Cook, Saints (Round 7, Pick 83). My other option at this point would have been taking one of two RB fliers in Ronald Jones II or Devin Singletary. I chose instead to fill out the offensive portion of my starting lineup with a tight end. My three prior mocks had seen me wait until double-digit rounds on TE twice, with me picking Travis Kelce in the third. Cook is firmly in the middle of the top 10, with his new team in New Orleans making him a bit of a mystery, but his talent and quarterback setting him up to have another good year. With Mahomes and Cook now in hand, I feel comfortable essentially only worrying about RBs and WRs the rest of the way (until defense and kicker in the final two rounds).Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers (Round 8, Pick 86). I wasn’t going to pass on Jones twice. His horrendous rookie year followed plenty of sleeper buzz and has turned most drafters off of him this season. He’s still the most talented back in Tampa, though. Bruce Arians’ offense has produced some big running back seasons. If Drake is hurt worse than expected, Jones should be able to fill my FLEX spot admirably for as long as Drake is out.Sterling Shepard, Giants (Round 9, Pick 107). Starting my draft with Julio definitely made me feel secure at the WR position, and that’s part of the reason that I didn’t get my third until the ninth round. Shepard is a good value here, though, as his fractured thumb should heal in time for the start of the season (or at the latest, Week 2). With Golden Tate suspended, Shepard will be an even more obvious top wideout in New York, but he shouldn’t relinquish that role when Tate returns. It’ll be nice to have a share of Shepard to see how he does with Odell Beckham Jr. out of town.MORE: Dollar values | IDP rankings | Best ball tips | Team namesJustin Jackson, Chargers (Round 10, Pick 110). I keep finding myself targeting Jackson in drafts. With each passing day, it seems less likely Melvin Gordon will play for the Chargers this season. That means Austin Ekeler and Jackson will somehow split the L.A. carries. It seems to me that Jackson is suited for the early-down and goal-line work in a productive offense. If things broke right, Jackson could have a season not all that different from Ingram’s.Adrian Peterson, Redskins (Round 11, Pick 131). Yeah, AP is well on the wrong side of 30 (he’s 34, to be exact). He showed last season that he still has some juice left in the tank, though. The key to Peterson’s 2019 is the health of Derrius Guice, and right now, that doesn’t look good. Guice could miss early-season action, setting Peterson up for a heavy workload in the early going. Coming off an 1,000-yard season, Peterson will be another insurance policy in the case that Drake isn’t ready Week 1.Courtland Sutton, Broncos (Round 12, Pick 134). Sutton’s a big-play wideout that will catch passes this season from the strong-armed (but erratic) Joe Flacco. Emmanuel Sanders is looking healthy, so he should cover the underneath routes in Denver and allow Sutton to get down the field. Picking my fourth wideout this late, I wanted to be confident that there was a solid role here right from the outset, which there should be for Sutton. Someone like Jakobi Meyers, who went a round later, felt too risky with the limited depth of my receiving group.FANTASY SLEEPERS: 8 QBs | 14 RBs | 11 WRs | 11 TEs | 6 D/STs | One from each teamMike Davis, Bears (Round 13, Pick 155). Anyone could tell in the first preseason game that David Montgomery looked good. Davis played the one series with Mitchell Trubisky, though, showing that Chicago expects him to have a role, too. Davis showed effectiveness both running and receiving the ball for Seattle last year, and Matt Nagy’s offense might have room for more than one rusher to make plays. Davis probably won’t have much standalone value if everyone in the Bears’ backfield is healthy, but he could also make the job his own. Worth a flier this late. This pick does mean I only end the draft with four WRs, but since this format only starts two and I have Julio, I feel fine with that and will just have to keep an eye on the waiver wire in the early going.Patriots D/ST (Round 14, Pick 158). New England has the easiest schedule in football and a strong defensive unit. The Pats’ Week 1 matchup with Pittsburgh isn’t great, but then they go Dolphins, Jets, Bills, Redskins and Giants. Give me the defense against all of those teams, for sure.Ka’imi Fairbairn, Texans (Round 15, Pick 179). Fairbairn is our No. 5 kicker and was the highest remaining on the board when I made this selection. He’s paired with a high-powered offense and has a strong, accurate leg. By the end of the draft, this is what my team looked like:StartersQB Patrick Mahomes, ChiefsRB Mark Ingram, RavensRB Tevin Coleman, 49ersWR Julio Jones, FalconsWR Will Fuller V, TexansTE Jared Cook, SaintsFLEX Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (if healthy)D/ST PatriotsK Ka’imi Fairbairn, TexansBenchRB Ronald Jones II, BuccaneersWR Sterling Shepard, GiantsRB Justin Jackson, ChargersRB Adrian Peterson, RedskinsWR Courtland Sutton, BroncosRB Mike Davis, BearsSEASON PREVIEW PODCASTS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/STThe first thing that stands out to me is the lack of backup QB and TE. The reality is that no one on the board in the later rounds would ever play for me aside from being a bye-week or injury fill-in. It’s a strategy I feel comfortable with at tight end, because multiple players will emerge on the waiver wire early in the season as reasonable options. There’s also really no reason to back up Mahomes at this point, especially since Kansas City’s bye doesn’t come until Week 12.Overall, drafting Mahomes early feels like it hindered my depth. Instead of Coleman being in my FLEX spot, he becomes one of my starting RBs. The same parallel can be made for Fuller at WR. That drop off probably is balanced out by starting Mahomes instead of someone like Kirk Cousins. It probably just hinges more on Mahomes’ 2018 season being mostly repeated this year. A huge regression from him would leave this roster in some trouble.last_img read more

Rebuilding Together Celebrates 10 Years By Bringing DIY Celebrities To Thurston…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Rebuilding TogetherRebuilding Together Thurston County, a local nonprofit that focuses on providing critical repairs & maintenance for low income homeowners that are veterans, disabled, elderly or families with children at no cost to them is celebrating their 10 year Anniversary in DIY Style!Excitement will build “My Fix it Up Life” stars arrival at Rebuilding Together’s County Wide Bowling Tournament April 7th.  Teams of 5 at $25 each, this FUN-raiser is expected to bring in $15,000 to advance the work of RTTC. 3 locations- Tumwater, Westside Lanes and Yelm, bowlers will get a chance to win tickets to the VIP Champagne Welcome of Mark & Theresa on April 12th.April 13 & 14 Mark & Theresa of “My Fix it Up Life” build a play structure LIVE during the OMB Home Show!  Mark & Theresa are bringing Tim Williams, Musician, and their video crew to capture the excitement at the both the Champagne Welcome and OMB Home Show!  The play structure & TOOLS will be silent auctioned off to benefit the work of Rebuilding Together Thurston County.  For more information call 360.539-7830 or email:  rebuildingtogethertc@comcast.netlast_img read more

Ricky Ponting picks the Aussie bowling lineup over India’s ‘every day of the week’!

first_imgAdvertisement io1lgiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa70xgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7kt7Would you ever consider trying this?😱1dbontCan your students do this? 🌚78oRoller skating! Powered by Firework The coach of Australian cricket team, Ricky Ponting would have picked Australian bowling lineup ahead of Indian bowling attack ‘every day of the week’. Ricky Ponting told exactly this after the series win against Pakistan in the  official website of Australian cricket board.Advertisement India are currently well ahead of Australia in terms of points in the ongoing Test Championship. India have demolished two test sides, South Africa and Bangladesh at home quite brutally. The pacers of Indian cricket team are finally getting the recognition they deserve.Advertisement At this moment, Ricky Ponting tried to put some pressure on Indian bowlers with his comment. India will play against Australia in a 4 match test series next year. So, they will certainly remember these words of Ricky Ponting ahead of the series.According to Ponting, Australia have more variations in the bowling lineup than India. Mitchell Starc is a very much special bowler for Australia. On the other hand, Nathan Lyon is also successful in Australian condition. Ponting thinks that Ashwin and Jadeja are not that much good in Australia. However, Bumrah and Shami are consistent performers for India. Umesh and Ishant are also doing well; but still they are behind Australia in terms of variety.Advertisement Perils of Social Media: Hobart Hurricane’s Emily Smith handed a one-year suspension over Instagram post Advertisementlast_img read more

Zidane: the triumph of simplicity

first_imgIn just three years and three months of work on the most electrified bench in the world, Zinedine Zidane has accumulated so many treasures that he could already retire to his barracks presuming he had entered the remains in the golden pages of the history of Real Madrid. In two stages delimited by the drastic and thoughtful decision that he made at the end of the 2017-18 season (after the conquests of the 13th in Kiev), the Marseillaise has managed to encumb that method based on simplicity and normality. In Jeddah he won his tenth white title despite traveling without his starting attack trident (Bale-Benzema-Hazard) and again demonstrated a collection of tactical and costume management records that make him the fashion coach and an icon for the current and future generations of the club. Zidane wins a title with Madrid every 19 games (he has 187), a Guinness record number that already brings him closer to Miguel Muñoz. The Madrid coach won 14 titles, but he needed 14 years on the bench of the Bernabéu. These are the keys to Zizou method. His incredible legacyThree consecutive Champions, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and a League. Only the Cup is missing to complete a painting worthy of the Prado Museum. Every 19 games touches hair. With four more titles will reach Miguel Muñoz. The legend of Zidane continues … StrategistThe Frenchman does not like the label “good motivator of groups” but “scarce records with the board”. In case there were doubts, this season started with the famous 4-3-3 that he already used with the BBC (this time with Bale, Benzema and Hazard). Then he turned to 4-4-2 to save Isco and include him in the wheel (that led Modric himself to the bench several times) and in Arabia he struck Valencia with a 4-5-1 that spellbound all analysts. Zidane is much more than a simple aligner. Three Champions in a row don’t win with a smile …ValverdeThe Uruguayan was in the template as a simple complement. But in the Wanda derby, Zidane decided to give him ownership … and until today. The Pogba option has been eaten (not even Zizou has returned to claim his signing) and after his football immolation to help the team win the Super Cup against Atleti, The little bird He is one of the favorite players of the hobby.Francois Nel & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Fede Valverde, in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.Francois Nel (Getty Images) JAVIER GANDUL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane greets Isco after replacing him in the Super Cup final.JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) Crisis managementOn October 19, Madrid lost in Mallorca (1-0), after a disastrous match. The club slipped without dissimulation that if three days later it was suffered in Istanbul, before the Galatasaray, another fiasco, the removal of Zidane was under way. There was talk of Mourinho. Far from getting nervous in his public messages, the Marseille put moderation when landing in the Turkish city: “My future? I want to be here forever. Of course, what is being said bothers me, but what I have to do is think positive and do my best. We are Real Madrid and we can’t go wrong for a minute. Not everything can be beautiful. You have to endure and have personality. “Madrid won in Turkey (0-1) and from there it has not lost its smile.Costume controlWhen Zinedine returned to the Bernabéu bench in March, several players were completely disconnected. Solari did not have them and seemed resigned to leave the club in summer. This is the case of players with hierarchy and chevrons like Marcelo, Isco, Bale and even Kroos, who seemed unmotivated and surrendered and is now one of the most solid pillars of the project. The first one gave the ownership (to the detriment of Reguilón) and recovered it emotionally for the cause. Of course, he ordered the signing of Mendy (for 48 million euros) and is now the consolidated holder on the left side. Zizou does not marry anyone. Isco’s case is more revealing. Despite finishing and starting the course far from his best form, he insisted on refloating him by giving him the title in the alcurnia matches: against PSG, in the Camp Nou Classic or in the Super Cup final. Isco looks like another and is on the future list of Luis Enrique for the next Eurocup.last_img read more

Italy, about to approve closed door for all matches

first_imgIn the morning, la League had met in the presidential room of the Italian Olympic Committee CONI to decide on the emergency calendar after the suspensions of matches of the last days. Although there seems to be consensus, Inter insists on recovering his game against Sampdoria before facing Juventus. In any case, the CEO neroazzurro pointed out: “We will comply with the decisions made.” Vicenzo Spadafora, Italian sports minister, dropped that All matches played in Italy from now on will be behind closed doors: “We are moving towards these types of measures”. Spadafora, who made these demonstrations at the gates of the Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Italian Government, He appears in the Chamber to answer questions about the coronavirus issue. The official decision will take place after the debate, but the application of the emergency measure seems irremediable.last_img read more