Taumalolo, Scott face suspensions

first_imgTaumalolo will miss one match with an early guilty plea but risks a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully fights the charge, which results from his 26th-minute hit on Brisbane’s Alex Glenn on Friday night.Matt Scott, who suffered a knee injury against the Broncos, is facing a one-match ban, while Gubb can avoid a suspension if he pleads guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge.last_img

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Albert Rudé, Beckham’s first Spanish signing in Miami

first_imgRudé already works “day and night” to “advance as much as possible before traveling to Miami”. The Spaniard is still waiting for a visa, but he already has a date for the start of the preseason: January 18. “I really want to return to the pitch,” he confesses despite the challenge of managing a project that starts from scratch: “You rarely find something like that. Identity, structures, areas, values, game model… We are the first coaching staff in the history of the club and that will weigh us in some moments ”, Add.Albert Rudé confesses to being “fascinated” and hopes that Inter Miami will be able to form “a fairly competitive team” to face his MLS debut with guarantees. “It would be logical that until after a couple of seasons no high-level European players reach the franchise. There was talk of Messi, Suárez, Cavani, Silva, but we are not in a hurry. It is a long-term project that we will try to consolidate as soon as possible. ” Personally, the Spanish expect to “compete the championship”, although He is aware that the title does not appear on his road map: “We have to work every day to make Inter Miami one of the best projects in American football,” he completes. Inter Miami finalizes its landing in Major League Soccer (MLS). The club owned by former soccer player David Beckham announced this week that he will be the first coach in his history, Diego Alonso. And as it happened during his previous stages in Pachuca and Monterrey, The Uruguayan will be assisted by Barcelona’s Albert Rudé, who faces this new stage “with a huge illusion.” “After leaving Mexico we were clear that we needed a project that motivated us especially and after receiving the call from Beckham and visiting his project in Miami we had no doubt that it was this,” reveals the Spanish.Although the MLS is still one step below the MX League, Albert Rudé believes that the American championship “has unique characteristics We hope they only serve us to grow at all levels. This same week we appeared in ‘The Sun’, something I would never have imagined. ” The Catalan confesses to being proud to reach a bench for which names like Patrick Viera, Carlo Ancelotti or Mauricio Pochettino sounded. “We were waiting for the elections in Boca Juniors. When that possibility was ruled out they called us from Miami, ”he completes.last_img read more

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Ibaka stands out in the eleventh victory followed by Toronto Raptors

first_imgThe Spaniard has 16 points and six rebounds against ChicagoJuancho, little prominence in the defeat of the NuggetsRicky Rubio is left without playing because of some ankle discomfort Photo: Getty Toronto Raptors, current NBA champions, on Sunday matched the franchise record for consecutive wins by chaining their eleventh by clearly beating Chicago Bulls 129-102, with a good performance by Serge Ibaka.center_img The Raptors continue to live their best moment of the season and the Hispano-Congolese continues to take advantage of Marc Gasol’s injury due to being one of Nick Nurse’s outstanding players, who signed a devastating second half (69-39).Ibaka contributed 16 points, with 7/12 in launch, six rebounds and three blocks for a team where the best was a substitute like Terence Davis, author of 31 points, with a great 6/7 in triples. In addition to these two players, five more of the locals scored 10 or more points.In addition, the Sunday day in the NBA left the participation of Madrid power forward Juancho Hernangómez in the defeat of Denver Nuggets against Detroit Pistons 128-123. The Spanish international had 12 minutes and scored only two free throws and took five rebounds.On the other hand, the Catalan base Ricky Rubio, due to discomfort in the right ankle, lost a new setback of Phoenix Suns, who move away from the playoff positions in the Western Conference to fall clearly before Milwaukee Bucks 129-108 a spectacular Giannis Antetokounmpo (30 points, 19 rebounds and 9 assists).last_img read more

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Abidal continues, but weakened

first_imgEric Abidal remains as Barça’s sports director, but remains weak in his position. I already was before storie that Messi posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday and the interview that the French granted to Sport. Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, ​​did not take into account his criteria when in June, after the final of the Copa del Rey, Abidal proposed to dismiss Valverde. He was then unauthorized and understood what it meant to Bartomeu. Basically, the same as for Joan Laporta when he recruited him for the 2015 election campaign. Abidal was a chrome and as such Bartomeu picked it up years later. For the former player it was not a big problem. He knew that his revenue was his image.But times change and Abidal, in recent times, has claimed his share of power. After not being heard in the Valverde affair, he insisted on firing the coach and started a casting that has left him wrong. Abidal admitted in the interview with Sport having interviewed Xavi, Pochettino and Henry. That, a few days after its president assured that Setién had been valued for months. Last Sunday, Bartomeu met with Abidal at the Camp Nou. The Frenchman was upset because the club had not given him powers in the signing of the forward. So much so that, finally, no one had arrived to cover the hole of Luis Suarez. Bartomeu reinforced Abidal in an artificial way. He no longer believed in him, but he planned to wait until the end of the season to dismiss him. What the president of Barça could not expect, or yes, is that Abidal opened fire on Xavi, Valverde, and put the players in a puddle. Messi’s public response glared at Abidal.It is impossible to maintain a public pulse with the legends of Barça. Abidal said Xavi had no experience when his as a sports director was void. His only plus over the previous sports director, Pep Segura. It was the human factor. Surely he was a manager, a technician. Abidal appeared as a link with the players. But linked to the directive.So Abidal has already fallen, but Bartomeu, who was back on a trip this Wednesday, opted for a conservative position. A defeat in San Mamés can have devastating consequences in Barça.last_img read more

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Rocío Gálvez: “Why won’t Levante be second this year”

first_img-Go back to what was your home to measure against Atlético, how do you face the match?-It is a complicated encounter, we face the champion of the First Iberdrola and the situation, both of them and ours, we are looking forward because we have both teams losing both in the Super Cup and in the Copa de la Reina and we have to win , because we play second place. Atlético is a very strong team, it will be a great match.-It is clear that the great incentive is that second position that gives access to the Champions League and today you depend on yourself to get it.-Yes, this year we are very close. We are two points away and whoever wins this match will have all the chances of getting that second place. It is an important game for both teams, they to go a little and we to snatch the second place we are waiting for.– Was the goal at the beginning of the season to achieve that Champions League place?Yes, our goal has always been to get into the Champions League. Levante has been in third position for many years and we must give a plus. Achieving the Champions League is a goal we had from the start.-How is the costumes after the eliminations in Super Cup and Queen’s Cup?-We are a bit screwed … losing the Super Cup and the Cup in four days is not easy for a team. We know how to recover and we know that on Sunday there is an important game and we will win very well. We are a little touched, but knowing that we have to recover as soon as possible because we have an important game.-Once Sevilla was the executioner, do you have that account pending with the Hispanics?-The thorn we have to take it off. This year may not be, but next year hopefully we can take it off next year in the Cup against Sevilla.– Do you make more dangerous the fact of only being able to opt for Champions?-Yes, it makes us stronger, although it has been a fat stick. We are an ambitious team and we want second place, it is the objective. We have our heads on the game and we just want to win and win to get that place.-Al Levante in recent years is costing the big win, but on Sunday they will meet one of the worst Athletics in recent years.-Even though he is the worst in recent years, he is the current champion of the First Iberdrola and Atlético is never considered dead. Every year they have been Barça and Atleti and this year why it will not be the second Levante. It would be a blow at the table and show that Levante can also be between the two best in the league.– It makes him more dangerous to the Athletic one that can only fight by that second position? -Yes, we are in the same situation, we have to fight for that second place and we have to give everything and recover to play the game. They are very dangerous, they have a great team, they will go for the game.-In the first round, Atlético took the game 0-1.-It was a fucked up defeat, because we made a great game, we knew how to dominate him and in the end we have to try to make the mistakes they have in the goal and defend them to death because they are very dangerous. You have to put those opportunities.-This summer went from Betis to Levante, how are you in Valencia?Very well, I am improving individually and collectively, it has been a big leap in the professional and it suits me very well to improve what I needed to aspire to what I have always wanted.-What is it that you have always wanted?-Be absolute international, maintain the level and play a World Cup and European. I had to make that leap, Betis is a great team but in the end Levante takes one more step and had to give it-Mary Pry is blindly trusting you and is getting along perfectly with Ivana.-María and I have known each other for many years. I understand very well with Ivana. Not only Ivana, also Guti and Ruth make us both better to get to the weekends. That Pry bet on us is essential.– He speaks of arriving at the Absolute Selection, for the moment he goes with the Promises and sometime – Vilda has called him for training, what is clear is that his name is on the table of the coach …-Yes, they are betting on me. In the promises I go and in the end the calls will arrive. I am never in a hurry to arrive, it always comes from work, work is always above, when that call comes because it will come-In the Levante you have found many young players of those lower categories that have given so many joys.-We know each other from lower categories and it is a good sign that those that come can reach First. It is good for Spanish football that we are there and both outside, they also make a good team and improve the league and improve us. It is good for Spanish football and for all.-It seems that the agreement is getting closer every day, how do the players live this negotiation in which the most affected are you, the players?– One thing or another is said but no agreement is reached. The harmed ones are us and women’s football and that everyone already reaches an agreement, the agreement is signed because the players are looking forward to it. It is a signature and that the agreement we are waiting for is signed.-And that you only talk about football again …-To talk about football and enjoy what we do many years ago. We expect a signature and that everything is fine and we can be calm and not have to stop and strike or anything.last_img read more

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A C Series player test positive for coronavirus

first_imgThe coronavirus continues to punish the Italian population, the country most affected in Europe by the epidemic. One of the last confirmed cases is that of a Pianese footballer, a Series C club (third division) located in Piancastagnaio, a small town located in the province of Siena. In the middle of Tuscany, one of the areas identified as “at risk”. The 22-year-old footballer could not play last weekend against the U-23 team of Turin Juventus after showing symptoms of fever and malaise before the meeting The player He voluntarily quarantined and the doctors tested him positive. Once the results of these tests were known, an ambulance moved him from his home to the infectious diseases department of Scotte di Siena.He began to find himself wrong on Saturday, at his concentration hotel, one day before facing the subsidiary of the bianconero team. He is currently in good condition, although still infected. After the crash, the rest of the teammates returned to Piancastagnaio together; while he returned home independently.last_img read more

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All Spanish football is suspended, except First and Second

first_img– That all matches of the non-professional State Soccer and Futsal Competitions will be suspended as of today for a period of two weeks.– That all the matches of the Competitions of Soccer and Futsal of Autonomous Field in all the disciplines and in all the categories are recommended to the Territorial Federations that adopt the decision that they consider more opportune depending on the circumstances in each territory and always and In any case, in agreement with the health and sports authorities of each Autonomous Community. However, the RFEF advises the suspension of all matches for a period of two weeks.These decisions will be subject to the changes that are advised at any time by the health and sports authorities. The proposals we made yesterday will be maintained in relation to the S.M. Cup. the King and S.M. the Queen, as well as the matches of the Spanish National Soccer Team.At the same time, the LNFP will be invited to join the Monitoring Committee to evaluate jointly and in coordination, as provided by current legislation, the changes that will be necessary to make in professional competitions. In the same way, it will be done with the National Futsal Commission, as well as with the AFE Union and the associations of players and futsal players so that they can join the work and monitoring group.Any future decision will also be made to the Delegated Commission or to the competent body contemplating that in this commission we will be prepared to respond to Spanish football in any scenario.The National Futsal League stops for two weeksThe suspension proposed by the RFEF also affects futsal. The National Futsal League has announced that the meetings of the next two weeks will be suspended through a statement.“The Delegated Commission of the RFEF has met this Wednesday in Madrid to analyze the evolution of the situation generated by the transmission of COVID-19 and has agreed to suspend the LNFS parties for a period of two weeks.Through a statement, the RFEF has made public its decision to suspend as of today for the period of two weeks all the non-professional football and futsal competitions at the state level, among which are the matches of the LNFS “.Check the pdf of the RFEF note The Spanish Football Federation has issued a statement following the meeting of the Delegate Committee in which it approves the temporary suspension of All male and female futsal and soccer matches in the non-professional field for 14 days, which would include the Second B and Third competitions. Too Leave the date for the final of the Copa del Rey final in the air between Athletic Club and Real Sociedad.There are already several territorial federations (such as Valencian, Basque, Andalusian, Asturian …) that already support this measure and has invited LaLiga, the Association of Footballers Professionals, the National Futsal Commission and player associations of the latter to join the Monitoring Committee created before this situation and that met today morning urgently.The measures that the RFEF have been approved by the Delegate Commission, “before the evaluation of the new situation and in accordance with articles 4, 5 and 42 3a) of the Statutes, include to be suspended from today and for within two weeks all matches of non-professional state-level football and futsal competitions. “The RFEF statement:Yesterday we sent you a Circular by which we announced that at today’s meeting of the Delegate Commission we would propose the adoption of a series of measures that were cited in the Circular.This decision is taken because from the RFEF we must guarantee the HOMOGENEITY of football competitions, integrity and the necessary competitive balance, and since it has been found that there is a real impossibility to play football matches and develop training in certain cities and / or territories of our country.The Monitoring Committee, which met urgently this morning, has agreed to elevate to the Delegate Committee, which meets today, the adoption of the following measures as of today, always under the coordination and supervision of the sports and health authorities .Upon evaluation of the new situation, the RFEF informs all Territorial Federations and other players in the world of football that, in accordance with articles 4, 5 and 42, 3 a) of the RFEF Statutes, they will propose to the Commission Delegate of the RFEF Assembly, which meets today as a matter of urgency, a whole set of measures, including:last_img read more

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Coutinho has five options in the Premier League

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho He wants to meet again with his best football and, after not having reached the high level shown in Liverpool, Barcelona or Munich, the Brazilian has decided that he wants to return to the Premier League.The English press assures that the player is sorry for leaving Liverpool and that he would be delighted to return to Jurgen Klopp’s team, but at Anfield he has already gone from star to non-priority.With Liverpool uninterested in dressing Coutinho in red again, other Premier teams appear as a likely destination for the playmaker.. According to Daily Express, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and even Leicester They are interested in hiring the Brazilian. Gunners, red devils and spurs are in full rebuild and everyone has valuable assets that they want to go out in the next transfer period (Aubameyang, Pogba and Kane) that would help cover a transfer from Barcelona that will not be cheap. Chelsea have money in cash after Hazard’s departure last summer and Leicester would be the one that could have it more financially difficult, but it has other advantages in favor such as the relationship that Coutinho and Brendan Rodgers already have, coach of the foxes who was at Liverpool, or be one step ahead at a competitive level as they demonstrated in the League this year. Philippe Coutinho went on loan to Munich last June where he has played 32 games in which he has scored nine goals. Bayern had a purchase option that, according to reports from Germany, it will not execute by returning the player to Barcelona, ​​where both the Blaugrana club and the Brazilian will work to find a way out in which Barça will try to recover part of the heavy investment they made for him in January 2018.last_img read more

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The tennis that is being played

first_imgWith all of the world tennis stopped earlier than the unfold of the coronavirus, a collection of exhibition tournaments proceed to be played in Japanese Europe, extra particularly in Latvia and Russia.The Each day Premier Tour and the Latvia Sky Tennis are exhibitions that are being disputed as of late and that they’re the exception in a tennis world fully suspended ready for the state of affairs to permit the sport to return.Each the ATP and WTA circuits, in addition to the challengers and the Futures are canceled till July 13. The coronavirus European clay tour and grass season already forward, which induced the cancellation of Wimbledon this 12 months and the postponement of Roland Garros to September. Nevertheless, these displays proceed go forward identical to the Belarusian soccer league is doing, for instance.Gamers are taking part in them, typically native or from close by nations, with out rating and that of their careers they’ve hardly played tournaments on the ITF degree.Not surprisingly, these championships don’t award any type of factors ATP doesn’t rely for rating having the character of exhibitions.last_img read more

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Upamecano, the 21-year-old center back that Zidane wants

first_imgBut Zidane does not want Upamecano as the central room. I would have it as first alternative to Ramos and Varane, untouchable for the coach from Marseille. The second tessitura For Zidane to think of Upamecano, that hierarchical rank is now occupied by Militao. When the club closed the signing of the Brazilian, in January 2019, Zinedine had not yet returned to the Bernabéu bench. He did not ask for it and his performance has not satisfied him either. In fact, his last test against Betis at Villamarín as a right back was an absolute fiasco. Militao came for 50 million (the most expensive defender in the history of the club) and now his price in Transfermarkt has already dropped to 36 …Upamecan is the opposite case. As young as Militao, but in clear ascending progression. When he arrived in Leipzig in 2017 from Salzburg, it only cost 10 million euros, The same price that Madrid paid in 2011 to Lens for Varane, an 18-year-old boy who promised a lot and to whom Zidane, then members of the Madrid technical secretariat, took his eye and recommended his hiring with full success. Upamecano would be the 2.0 of Zidane with that position to reinforce. In fact, Upamecano has confessed on several occasions that his mirror is Varane. The good thing is that with Leipzig he has a contract only until 2021. In December its price was 50 million and now it has dropped to 45, logical if it is understood that by not renewing his contract with the German club he would even be a free agent to negotiate with the club he wanted from next January 1. But Zidane hopes to have him by the start of the 2020-21 season, although the current problem caused by COVID-19 prevents knowing what dates we are talking about. Upamecano would be another Frenchman to add Varane, Mendy and Benzema to the current squad, not counting Francophones Courtois and Hazard. And with Zidane in command. Dayot Upamecano, 21-year-old French central defender, is the great request for the future that Zidane has transferred to the club thinking of reinforcing the center of the rear, within the design of the future sports project of Real Madrid. Upamecan plays since January 2017 at Leipzig, where it has established itself as indisputable holder until becoming a defensive bulwark both in the Bundesliga and in Europe, as proved in the Champions League tie against Tottenham de Mourinho, given that on the return leg he kept Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Lamela at bay (the Germans won by 3 -0). Leipzig is already in the full quarterfinals.Zidane is thinking of reinforcing the central position by two tessitures. The first is that Nacho Fernández, club man who in January turned 30 with an exemplary attitude, plays less and less. Zizou has stopped counting on him despite the fact that this year he scored the winning goal in Valladolid. Nacho, who became the starter in the World Cup in Russia in the debut against Portugal (with a goal included) until he had a price of 35 million euros, has seen how the continuous substitutions have devalued his price. Transfermarkt now values ​​it at 12 million, with two years of contract ahead. That makes it object of desire in the European market, given that he has at least four seasons left with a guaranteed performance.last_img read more

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