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Mourinho bans stars from watching 7-2 Bayern mauling ahead of final group clash

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO banned Tottenham’s players from watching their 7-2 Bayern Munich horror show.Spurs were blown away at White Hart Lane in the final weeks of Mauricio Pochettino’s spell in north London.3 Mourinho will not allow his Spurs stars to watch the demolition against BayernCredit: AFP or licensorsThe Special One takes Spurs to the Allianz Arena tonight in the final group game against group winners Bayern with qualification secure.He said: “I forbid any images. I watched it a couple of times with my staff and the analysts, trying to go through every detail, but not one single image for the boys – not at all.“We’re going to focus on us, more than Bayern, to develop our model of play with different faces.”Mourinho left top scorer Harry Kane at home, but expects Robert Lewandowski – who scored twice in London – to play.Ten senior players stayed behind– including Kane, Dele Alli, Serge Aurier and Jan Vertongthen – to rest ahead of a Sunday trip to Wolves.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham, Man Utd vs Everton and Arsenal vs Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsThe Special One added: “You think our team is the same without Harry Kane? It’s not the same. That’s the reality.“He’s such a good player, he’s always there when the team needs him.“They depend on him. But I think their coach thinks different to me. I expect Lewandowski to play.”33 Tottenham were smashed 7-2 against Bayern at homeCredit: Getty Images – GettyJosé Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img read more

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Warriors not short on motivation

first_imgStaring down the barrel of an eighth consecutive defeat, which would equal the club’s record losing run, the Warriors are languishing in 13th position with two games remaining. ‌‌But centre Blake Ayshford told NRL.com there was no chance his side would lack motivation come kick-off at Mount Smart Stadium.”We have got the fans, it’s our last home game, we are looking to build for next year, there’s players playing for contracts and then obviously Benny Matulino, who has played over 200 games for this club, he will play his last home game,” Ayshford said.”Everyone is still playing for a job, there’s a few boys still off contract who are out there to prove their worth.”There’s a couple of things [to play for]… for us it is about trying to get some form and confidence.”After footing it with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the opening half last week, the Warriors collapsed badly in the final 25 minutes to leak five tries and lose 36-18.Ayshford pointed the finger at his side’s inability to recognise and respond to key moments in the game, with inexperience partly to blame.”On the weekend we scored after half-time and were up by six, we have got to realise what is needed in those moments, instead of just playing catch up footy and continuing to throw it around,” Ayshford said.”It’s just simple, at 18-12 up, for the next five sets all you have to do is get through your set, kick them down in the corner and chase.”That’s all that’s needed, it’s realising when we need to chase points and play footy and when we are in front and can decide when it’s on or not.”Those are things that mature with you in first grade and there are a lot of us who are still under 50 NRL games in this team, so it’s just about learning really.”Meanwhile halfback Shaun Johnson, who will return to the field for the first time since rupturing his PCL in Round 19, said it had been a frustrating stint on the sideline watching his side crash out of play-off contention.”It’s tough, people that come here [as spectators], obviously they can tell you how tough it is to watch and continue to support, but as a player, being out there and seeing how hard they actually work during the week, you just want your team to achieve what you know they can,” Johnson said.”It has been disappointing, no doubt about that, but I am excited to get out with them this weekend.”Hopefully I can lift the boys a little bit, we can go out there and have some fun and put on a good show for our faithful that we know are going to show up and watch us.”Copyright: NRL Photos. Blake Ayshford believes the Warriors have a lot to play for.last_img read more

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​Hunters in third place

first_imgFavourable results and a big 40-10 win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls yesterday pushed the Hunters up a spot.The Hunters are tied with the Redcliffe Dolphins on 24 points but a better for and against of 159 has put the Dolphins in second place. The Hunters have a for and against of 80.After 17 rounds, the Hunters are on 24 points (11 wins, 5 losses and 1 bye).The top 6:Burleigh Bears (27), Redcliffe Dolphins (24), SP Hunters (24), Townsville Blackhawks (23), Easts Tigers (23), Northern Pride (18).last_img read more

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David Stern, father of the modern NBA, dies at 77

first_imgPhotograph: Reuters David Stern, commissioner of the NBA from 1984 to 2014 and commissioner emeritus since then, died on Wednesday at age 77 as a result of of “a cerebral hemorrhage” that suffered “final December,” as introduced by the NBA itself.Stern is taken into account a key man in the modern improvement of the greatest basketball league in the world and one of the most vital individuals in NBA historical past. Born in New York and a lawyer at Columbia College, he started working with the league in 1966, joined in 1978 and have become commissioner in 1984, succeeding Larry O’Brien. The NBA grew as by no means throughout its 30-year time period. His successor and present commissioner, Adam Silver, issued a press release of condolences and respect “recalling the significance of David’s passage by means of the NBA and expressing condolences in the direction of his spouse, kids and household.”“For 22 years, I had a seat on the edge of the courtroom to see David in motion. He was a mentor and one of my greatest mates. We spent numerous hours in the workplace, in stadiums and on airplanes, wherever sport takes us Like all NBA legends, David had extraordinary abilities, however with him it was largely about the fundamentals: preparation, consideration to element and exhausting work, “says the be aware.“David took management over the NBA in 1984, with the league in the center of a crossroads. However all through his 30 years as Commissioner, he sowed the path of the modern and world NBA. He launched media and advertising alliances that broke the mould, digital sources and social accountability packages that introduced the sport to billions of individuals round the world. As a result of of David, the NBA is a very world model – making it not just one of the greatest sports activities commissioners of all time but in addition one of the most influential enterprise leaders of his era, “he provides.“Each member of the NBA household is a beneficiary of David’s imaginative and prescient, generosity and inspiration. Our deepest condolences go to his spouse Dianne, his sons Andrew and Eric and his entire household, and we share our ache with everybody these whose life was touched by him “, ends.center_img The ex-commissioner suffered a mind hemorrhage in DecemberHe was in cost of the league for 30 years and modified it utterlylast_img read more

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“We have to win out”

first_imgSimeone attended Movistar in the flash interview before after the tie in the Espanyol field. They could not win. “It was a tough game, we knew the needs of the rival and ours. The game was always lived under the intensity, friction, looking for error. We started the first ten minutes well, they improved and in the second half we approached what we wanted to play. In the end it was I attack you and you attack me and see who was wrong. “What did you ask your players? “Work, be together … every weekend.” Why did they start worse? “They were better, the need makes you raise the concentration, intensity and found the goal that strengthened them to continue in that line. It was a fought match where nobody takes much advantage and the mistakes are decisive.”They go down a lot. “We have to win away from home. Now we care about the game in Wanda and then we will need to win away from home too.”Later he appeared at a press conferenceHow do you see Diego Costa?It would not be fair to speak only of Diego, he is returning after a long injury. The two teams have looked for errors of the rival and we are left with the tie. As for Diego, he is returning, we want to empower him as with Carrasco, as with João who is also returning, we must give them minutes and generating them to climb so that they approach what the team needs. And to Morata?He is working as always for what the team needs, he is not encountering the goal or the situations, we must focus on improving training, speed of execution, so that he gives us more in his head strike that is very important and that generates what has always generated us until a couple of games ago.Espanyol is a colist. How do you see it?He had commented in the previous one, since the arrival of Abelardo, the team feels more comfortable, stronger competes in all matches until the end, has deserved to win most of the games, the expulsions he has had to face have not allowed to compete in the best way, but he will fight, he is a strong coach, who conveys that feeling and sees the group follow him and they will fight him. This is what it is, both to be a champion, to enter the Champions League and to save you. You have to be clear about the objective and fight for it.There are too many draws, especially at homeWhen the game starts we always try to win. Of the last four games, we have won Granada and Villarreal and we have drawn in Valencia and here. We are giving the maximum, hopefully it gives us to compete.Did you expect anything else from your team?We always expect more, especially when we don’t win, we try to change the system at rest and it worked out well, they weren’t more comfortable. Beyond the goal, it was seen that the team was more comfortable, not as in the first part, that except for the first 10 minutes they were.last_img read more

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What Federer wants most is “save breakpoints”

first_imgATP has launched a survey on social networks to cheer on followers and gamers, with the query “what are you wanting ahead to most in the case of tennis when the circuit returns?”, and the Swiss Roger Federer answered straight: “save breaking factors”.The final cease established by each the ATP and the WTA is set for July 13, and each organizations attempt to inspire followers and gamers with one of these survey throughout this lengthy wait. With the extension of COVID-19, all eyes are actually targeted on the Open USA, which ought to happen from August 31 to September 13 in New York, the place Federer gained the final of his 5 titles there in 2008, though increasingly the phantom of his cancellation turns into extra evident as a result of this metropolis has turn into the epicenter of the pandemic in the USA and the journey restrictions imposed in lots of international locations.last_img read more

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Kroos was one step away from the club of his heart, Bremen

first_imgKlaus Allofs, mythical former German manager, left an indelible mark on the Bundesliga by forming a golden Werder Bremen that conquered the salad bowl in 2004. He dressed players like Diego, Micoud or Pizarro as a verdiblanco and even he almost convinced Toni Kroos to make the move to Bremen. “We loved Toni, but in the end we had to be satisfied with her brother Felix”, remembers Allofs in the Phrasenmäher podcast of the German newspaper Bild.Allofs refers to the year 2006, when Kroos, then the fashion boy from the Hansa Rostock youth academy, joined the Bayern Munich factory. Allofs knew that Kroos had everything to highlight; so it was. Only a season later he debuted with the Bavarian first team. “We tried, but there was no way. He had already given Bayern his word “, remembers the former boss of the Werder. Yes, Allofs did not throw in the towel and continued to tempt Kroos when he was already at Bayern. He made it clear to the current Real Madrid midfielder that in Bremen they would wait for him with open arms in case their stay at Bayern was not as expected. “He is a big fan of Bremen, especially from Johan Micoud, “says Allofs. “We hoped that, perhaps, things could go wrong at Bayern and, in that case, you will accept our offer. But it didn’t happen, “he concluded.Kroos excelled at Bayern and the German national team. He was proclaimed world champion in 2014 and signed for Real Madrid, where to this day he is still indisputable. However, in his documentation he made it clear that he has a passion for Bremen. “I thought about it a lot. I had an offer from my club, Werder Bremen, which was not far from Greifswald, my hometown. In the end I discarded it. I thought I had to find my way by myself“Kroos explained.last_img read more

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Hydel cut down high-riding Denham Town

first_imgHydel High halted their recent losing skid and surged into sole leadership of Group I courtesy of a 3-0 whipping of red-hot Denham Town, in second-round action of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football competition at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday.The Ferry-based school put an end to Denham Town’s seven-match unbeaten run following consecutive losses from the Walker Cup and FLOW Super Cup knockout competitions.Hydel’s charge was led by Nicholas Nelson, who scored in the sixth and 44th minutes. Nelson’s tally is now at 11. Stephen Barnett scored the third goal, finishing off a rebound from a 29th-minute penalty. Barnett has netted 10 times this campaign.Besides them, Rodario Edwards put in a Man of the Match performance, bolstered with two assists.Hydel’s coach, Geoffrey Maxwell, praised their output.”We did what we had to do to win. The competition is wide open. Playing in the second round of the Manning Cup, the most important thing for us to do is try and qualify, then we take it round by round. Our intention is to always try and win and play tactically,” Maxwell said.Denham Town’s Omar Edwards called it a tough loss.”To see us lose like this was really bad, after winning seven games. Actually, we have two games to go, and who knows what will happen? That’s six points we have to play for and it still can allow us to advance,” he reasoned.Meanwhile, former champions Camperdown High continued to have a less-than-stellar season in the competition, with a come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Innswood High School in the day’s curtain-raiser, played at 1 p.m. at the same venue. Sanjai Nelson scored for Innswood in the 31st minute, while Camperdown pulled one back from a 49th-minute own goal.last_img read more

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Top shooters shine at Fast and Furious

first_img The clash in the standard division among Brown Jr, Andy Yap and Orville ‘Red’ Henriques lived up to the Fast and Furious hype with accurate shooting, leaving onlookers guessing the outcome. However, Brown’s six-stage win gave him the high overall trophy ahead of Yap, who took four stages with 97.11 percentage points. Henriques’ 92.84 percentage was only good for third. Ellsworth Dixon’s fourth-place finish handed him victory in C Class. Patrick Evelyn shot 82.69 percentage for fifth overall and first in B Class. David Lazarus won D Class and Christopher Christie took unclassified. Moulton left nothing to chance in the open division, schooling Cheung with a 10-stage win. Shooting on day one, Moulton left scores unmatched by Cheung, who ended with a 85.84 per cent shoot to take second spot. After a poor showing in the Jamaica Cup in July, due to faulty ammunition, Howie Brown made amends by taking third with a 75.17 percentage shoot. Debutant Ryan Grala won fourth with 66.42 per cent. Competitors will now turn their attention to the Todd Jarrett Invitational at the Negril Tactical Shooting Range, set for Saturday. The nine-stage, 250-round match will be governed by the United States Practical Shooting Association and is expected to be another humdinger with six-time world champion, Grand Master Todd Jarrett, headlining the competition. INTENSE ACTION LESGAR ‘Speedy’ Murdock, Ron Brown Jr and Lennie Moulton topped 62 of Jamaica’s ace shooters to win their respective divisions of Woodleigh’s Fast and Furious Pistol Championship on Sunday, November 29, at the sprawling May Pen range. Murdock surprised production division shooters, leaving his normal open division to beat local favourite Ryan Bramwell. Brown Jr topped standard and Moulton got the better of Kevin ‘Fast Foot’ Cheung in the open division. The 10-stage, 200-round, International Practical Shooting Confederation Level Two match did not disappoint. Competitors had to negotiate stages which left them no option but to go all out, forcing mistakes ranging from novice to expert. Murdock showed up unexpectedly to shoot standard, commandeering seven of 10 stages to Bramwell’s three. Senior veteran Anthony ‘TJ’ Johnson was third overall and first in Master Class. Christopher Nunez took top honours in B Class; Darin Richards, C Class; Sanjay Welsh, D Class; and Dane Smith won unclassified. Yeonie Simpson and Jackie Richards represented the ladies well, winning high lady and runner-up, respectively, in production.last_img read more

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Bolt eager to show speed at Racers Grand Prix

first_imgSpeaking at the launch of the inaugural Racers Grand Prix yesterday, club patriarch Glen Mills is promising a meet with a difference, while his top draw, Usain Bolt, says he will be using the June 11 event to show his readiness ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.”I’m looking forward to it, I am excited. I don’t get to compete here that often, so the fact that I will be competing this year is a motivation to work even harder to make sure that I will be in top form and run fast times to show the country that I am ready to go to Rio and do big things,” Bolt told The Gleaner after yesterday’s launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.”This helps a lot of athletes; a lot of athletes really want to compete here. I think it’s a well-positioned meet because it’s just before the trials, so they can go out and compete and know where they are just before the trials, so it will be the right time for me,” he added.A long-time ambition of Mills, the IAAF Area Permit-certified Racers Grand Prix – which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. inside the National Stadium just a few weeks before the National Senior Championships, the Olympic trials – will boast some of the biggest names in local and international track and field, including Bolt.Mills, the driving force behind Racers Track Club, promised that the meet will bring together the largest collection of Olympic and World Championships medallists ever to compete on our shores, and believes it will serve as a catalyst for the formation of a regional circuit of international athletics meetings.EXPECTED PARTICIPATIONOrganisers are expecting the participation of 112 athletes in 15 events – the 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, javelin, and discus for male athletes, and the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, high jump, and triple jump for females.In addition to local stars Bolt, Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, Danielle Williams, Warren Weir, Hansle Parchment and Rasheed Dwyer, several international standouts such as 400m World Champion Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa); American stars LaShawn Merritt, Jason Richardson, Queen Harrison, Lolo Jones, Tori Bowie and Isaiah Young; Caribbean standouts Shaunae Miller, Michelle-Lee Ahye, and Kelly-Ann Baptiste; plus Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, are among the confirmed athletes.”We are currently having negotiations with several other big names in the sport and are awaiting confirmation from others who have expressed strong interest in competing at Racers Grand Prix,” Mills shared.”I am excited, I’m very excited about it,” Mills added. “This region is the most powerful in the athletics world and boasts a number of world stars and emerging future champions in the sport. The potential of success is great and will bring meaningful benefits to the region.”BROADCASTING MEETMills mentioned plans to broadcast the meet in the European, North American and regional markets, and hopes that its growth will help the club to secure much-needed technical equipment and facilities such as electronic starting systems, high-speed cameras for biomechanics analysis, and a treatment centre to aid in its continued success.Newly returned sports minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, welcomed the meet and believes it presents several benefits to the country’s sporting brand.”We are delighted and extremely proud that our country is staging another major track and field event of international repute,” Grange said.”The inaugural Racers Grand Prix is testimony as well as further proof that we are a major force in global athletics. It provides yet another opportunity for brand Jamaica as the world will be watching some of the best athletes on show,” Grange added.Organisers have promised to confirm ticket and entertainment package information at a later date.last_img read more

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