Real Madrid hit with International Champions Cup cancellation

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And Why10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Real Madrid could lose up to €15M in vital revenue due to the cancellation of the pre-season International Champions Cup.Advertisementcenter_img The 2020 competition was due to take place ahead of the 2020-21 season, with Los Blancos and Barcelona both scheduled to play.However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, it has now been cancelled.Alongside the disruption to pre-season for Zinedine Zidane’s side, reports from Diario AS claim they could lose significant funding.The report states Real Madrid received €12M from their participation in last season’s tournament, an improvement from €10.8 in 2018-19.The major source of financial loss is focused on the cancellation of an El Clasico meeting with Barcelona.Read Also: Here’s how Maradona is spending quarantine amid COVID-19The clash between the two arch rivals was due to open a new stadium being built in either Las Vegas or Los Angeles.However, both construction projects have been placed on hold due to the pandemic, and a growing rise of cases in the US.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Henceforth Eagles to receive bonuses,allowances in Naira – NFF

first_img Loading… President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that the body will be making a lot of difficult decisions regarding some of its activities in the coming days.Advertisement super eagles no movement on fifa rankingPinnick revealed that part of the decisions to be taken include few provisions on the Gernot Rohr’s new contract, the bonuses, and allowances of the Super Eagles players.The former Delta State football Chairman who maintained that Franco-German coach will now be paid in naira, however, insisted that the players are not exempted from the new arrangement as they will also get the same treatment whenever they are playing on the home soil.“When they play in Nigeria, their bonuses have been in naira. When they play abroad, we pay them in dollars but that can even change,” he said.The NFF boss explained further that the Federation will be taking such steps, in order to back the government on the new fiscal policy.“As I said, we are going to make many difficult decisions that will go across board because we need to promote our fiscal policy.read also:Oliseh: Why I can never consider Super Eagles job again“If the government is saying that we need to strengthen our naira, we should not be paying in dollars. We are an integral part of the government,” he concluded.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury agree terms for two-fight deal

first_imgAnthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have reached an agreement over a two-fight deal, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua is in line to face Fury The British heavyweights currently hold all the belts in the heavyweight division, with one of them on course to unify the heavyweight league. While both have hurdles to overcome, with Joshua still to face Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev and Fury set for a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, the pair have provisionally agreed to enter the ring together for the ultimate all-British heavyweight showdown. ‘We’re making great progress,’ Hearn told Sky Sports News. ‘There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates. ‘We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight. ‘It’s fair to say [Joshua and Fury] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight. ‘We’ve been talking to [Fury’s management team] MTK, giving them the assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side. And it is from Fury’s side, as well. ‘We’re in a good place. It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights. ‘A lot to overcome in the meantime. We’re moving in the right direction. I’m confident that both guys have giving their blessing for the fight to go ahead.’ Fury’s promoter Frank Warren had previously suggested the fight would be a 50-50 split, while insisting his fighter would come out on top. ‘It’s not a difficult fight to make. Whatever is on the table is 50-50,’ Warren told Sky Sports. ‘Fury is the No. 1 heavyweight but we don’t say 60-40. 50-50 down the middle. Hearn confirmed a deal has been struck Read Also: Video: Ronaldo’s late penalty salvages draw for Juventus ‘Fury? I know I speak on his behalf – he wants the fight. More than anything, he wants the fight. ‘All day long, Tyson Fury beats AJ. I had this conversation 18 months ago when Tyson came back. It’s not an issue. This is the fight he wants.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Stunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anywayslast_img read more

Impossible to hold Olympics unless COVID-19 pandemic is contained — Japan’s PM

first_imgPrime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics may not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained.His comment has come as the Japanese capital city’s governor requested an extension of Japan’s state of emergency. The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government last month postponed the Games until July 2021 because of the coronavirus crisis.With the epidemic’s worldwide infection rate climbing and experts suggesting a vaccine is a long way off, doubts have been raised about the chances of holding the huge event next year.Abe said in response to an opposition lawmaker: “We’ve been saying the Olympic and Paralympic Games must be held in a complete form, in that athletes and spectators can all participate safely.“It would be impossible to hold the Games in such a complete form unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained.”Abe staked part of his legacy as Japan’s longest-serving premier on holding the Games and was hoping for a boom in tourism and consumer spending. Japan gathered some $3 billion in domestic sponsorship, an Olympic record, and spent close to $13 billion on preparations.The prime minister said on Wednesday that the Olympics “must be held in a way that shows (that) the world has won its battle against the coronavirus pandemic.”He went on to caution that Japan should “brace for a protracted battle”.Tokyo confirmed 47 new infections on Wednesday, private broadcaster Nippon Television reported.The national tally stands at 13,895 infections, including 413 deaths, national broadcaster NHK said. That tally is still low compared to other countries.However, critics say Japan is not doing enough testing to reveal the scope of a problem that has driven some hospitals to the brink.Reflecting that view, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike told reporters that the situation in the Japanese capital remained “difficult”.He called on Abe’s cabinet to extend the nationwide emergency, which is due to end on May 6.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Abe’s comments echoed statements made by other senior Japanese officials this week.Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori had told Nikkan Sports on Tuesday that the Games would be “scrapped” if they could not take place in 2021.Also on Tuesday, the head of the Japan Medical Association (JMA), Yoshitake Yokokura, told a news briefing that “unless an effective vaccine is developed, I expect hosting the Olympics will be difficult”.Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19IOCJapanolympicsPrime Minister Shinzo AbeTokyo Olympicslast_img read more

Bolt vows `never again’ after emotional London farewell

first_imgBy Ian ChadbandLONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.After embarking on a special lap of honour so slow that you could not believe that we were saying farewell to the world’s fastest man, Bolt was asked by reporters already missing him whether he might ever change his mind.“No, I’ve seen too many people come back and make things worse and shame themselves. I won’t be one of those people who come back,” Bolt said firmly.Twenty four hours earlier, the 30-year-old Jamaican’s matchless sprint career had ended painfully on the last leg of the 4 x 100 metres relay final as he crumpled to the ground in the London Stadium with a hamstring injury.Bolt, who admitted that it had been a terrible end of a “stressful” championship for him after also losing his 100 metres crown, said he had felt consoled on Sunday when someone told him “Muhammad Ali lost his last fight too — so don’t be too stressed about it”.Already he was looking forward to an exciting future, he said, with his management camp talking to IAAF President Sebastian Coe, about what he might be able to do for the sport in an ambassadorial capacity.He also revealed that his coach Glen Mills, the sage of Jamaican athletics, wanted him to become his coaching assistant.“So we’ll see how that goes,” Bolt smiled about the man who has put him through a lifetime of pain.And the great man even had reporters laughing when he gave them a vision of what a 50-year-old Usain Bolt might end up doing.“I’ve no idea. Hopefully, with three kids, married, still in track and field, trying to help the sport, watching it grow,” he said.“I don’t know if I’d take my kids to the track, though. I won’t be one of those parents who force their kids into things they don’t want to do.”WONDERFUL NIGHTIt was a wonderful night of celebration for athletics’ greatest entertainer with Bolt honoured one last time at the stadium where he achieved the second of his three Olympic sprint doubles.Coe and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, presented him with a piece of the 2012 track as a memento before he embarked on his celebration lap, slowly soaking up all the non-stop cheers from the 56,000 full house – all to a Bob Marley soundtrack.He went over to the 200 metres and 100 metres start lines, knelt down and crossed himself.“I was saying goodbye to my fans but to my events also,” he said, admitting he had been close to tears.And after taking rather longer than the 9.63 seconds it took him to win the 100 metres crown here in 2012, he eventually stopped at the finish line and gave everyone his trademark lightning bolt impression.Before he had set off on the lap, he had told the crowd he just wanted to entertain and put on a show.He did just that before also getting a rare round of applause in the press room from “some of you guys who wrote bad things about me”.Asked what he hoped his legacy would be, he paused for a moment before saying: “I’ve proved with hard work anything is possible. I personally think this is a good message to the kids. ‘Push on, be strong, be as good as you can be’ – that’s a good legacy to leave’.”He was also adamant that he would “preach” to youngsters about avoiding the evil of performance-enhancing drugs.“The sport hit rock bottom last year and the year before and now we’re on the way back up,” he said.And his immediate aims? In typical Bolt fashion, he just smiled and declared: “The first thing I’m going to do is have some fun. Have a party and have a drink. I need to chill.”last_img read more

Virtual viewing hosted for the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium

first_imgThe viewing was part of the Rubén Salazar/Chicano Moratorium campaign created by Rodriguez alongside media, community sponsors and educational partners. It seeks to encourage discussions surrounding bias and racial inequality in news coverage and how this event is significant to the Latinx community and its history.  “I think historically that there is a sense of deference and cooperation with Black leadership in the history of the United States,” Hernández said. “But I think there is opportunity to further advance the kinds of coalitions that have been taking place there, while also serving and focusing on the concentrations of each individual community as well.” “I set out to make a film certainly drawn by the glamour, by the noir, the glamour of his mysterious demise,” Rodriguez said. “But as I delve into it I realized he was a human being much like my parents, the silent generation of Mexican Americans, all but forgotten in terms of history and media product. I found a lot of appeal, glamour in his very ordinary, mid-century Mexican American identity.”  While the issues of oppression and racism that persisted in Salazar’s life exist now, many of those within the Chicanx community are looking toward the future for more ways to spread the demand for racial justice, which include diversity in media and reporting. “I think what we can learn from the period of time in the ’70s, and specifically from Rubén Salazar, is that… we just need more voices,” panelist and co-founder of Mijente, an organization focused on providing political and social resources for the Latinx community, Neidi Dominguez said. “But we don’t have enough diverse voices to really reflect the impact that [coronavirus and police brutality] is having in our communities.” Fifty years ago, following increased tensions between the Chicanx community and the Los Angeles Police Department, students and young activists alike took to the streets to protest the Vietnam War. Latino men were observed dying at a higher rate compared to the majority population in the war, making people in the Chicanx community concerned over the disproportional risk faced by Latinx soldiers.   The documentary showcases Salazar’s story, his Mexican heritage and transformation from a run-of-the-mill reporter to a staunch supporter and chronicler of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s. It captures the enormous impact his life and death had on the Mexican American civil rights movement and modern social justice movements.  “I understood also I had an opportunity to bring up the facts of his death,” Rodriguez said. “It’s a bit of a paradox, that the big name that got killed at that event was not a Chicano American ‘rabble-rouser’ throwing a Molotov cocktail or an activist, but the middle-class guy.”  Known for his news reporting on Latin America and the unrest in Mexico during the late 1960s, Salazar became further intertwined with the Chicanx community by joining KMEX, a Spanish language television station in L.A.  While the Black and Chicanx communities’ needs are not the same, each movement’s messages are intertwined in similar desires for increased protection and an end to systemic oppression. Photo from IMDb Rodriguez wanted to make “Rubén Salazar: Man in the Middle” because he saw something in Salazar’s story that piqued his curiosity, he said. He tried to dig deeper into mysterious circumstances surrounding Salazar’s death but soon found a more familiar story in the working-class man’s life. The 50th anniversary and its message for equality and the elimination of police brutality remain relevant amid the Black Lives Matter Movement, which has garnered mainstream media attention since the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others.  Panelist and Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Hernandez said, “From my observation, historically, Latinos have indeed often and frequently throughout history looked to African American models of resistance, we’ve looked to African American leaders.” On Aug. 29, 1970, East Los Angeles was flooded by tens of thousands of young Mexican Americans part of the Chicano Movement. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of what is now known as the Chicano Moratorium, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism on Aug. 29 hosted a virtual screening of the documentary “Rubén Salazar: Man in the Middle” and a live Q&A with a panel featuring filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez and leading Mexican American journalists, educators and activists.  However, despite the Chicano Moratorium’s protests calling for the end of brutality toward Mexican Americans, Salazar was killed that day by LAPD Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Wilson. Salazar had taken shelter after police released tear gas into Laguna Park and escalated violence at the protest. Wilson had fired tear gas into the Silver Dollar Cafe, where Salazar had taken refuge. While others in the building fled after the tear gas had entered the cafe, Salazar was fatally struck by the canister. He also saw value in bringing to light the suspicious events surrounding Salazar’s death and what his passing represented for the community.  These protests represent many different things for the Mexican American community in L.A. For one, it commemorates the tragic death of former Los Angeles Times reporter and KMEX news director Rubén Salazar.  Salazar’s death sparked further protests and the legacy of his work is immortalized in the 2014 award-winning documentary “Rubén Salazar: Man in the Middle.” last_img read more

Betfred brand getting great exposure with Rugby League link up

first_img StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Submit Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Share Super League’s Grand Final gatecrashes one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world this week, when an intriguing West Yorkshire derby descends into Manchester.Runaway league leaders Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos, when, for one night per year, football is a mere afterthought and Rugby League takes over Old Trafford.Title sponsors Betfred, which beat off competition from Betfair and previous title sponsors First Utility to the honour, is one year into a three deal with the Rugby Football League (RFL).With Ladbrokes sponsoring the Challenge Cup in addition to the 2016 Four Nations offering, it means that betting companies have the monopoly on RL’s major competitions.SBC caught up with Betfred Marketing Director Mark Pearson, to see how things are going in their debut RL season:  “It’s great brand exposure and Saturday night will be a sell out.“Sky do a fabulous job, along with the other members of the media, both broadcast and print, who cover the sport with such passion.“The Rugby Football League are great to work with, and it is a partnership (that we have with the RFL) not a sponsorship.“It’s been great for our Social Media and has provided some great content.“All the clubs are accommodating and (we) can’t wait for the final on Saturday night.“It should be a great final.”Betfred make the Tigers 4/7 favourites to triumph compared to 6/4 for their counterparts from Headingley.Understandable considering the ten point gap they enjoyed at the top of Super League table to secure the league leaders shield, a gap that remained at the culmination of the Super 8s.When you factor in the 66-10 hammering Leeds endured at The Jungle back in March, the four victories for Castleford already this season and the fact you have go back nine meetings before you a see ‘W’ next to the Leeds Rhinos name, you get a deeper understanding of just why they are favourites across the board.However, yesterday’s news that full-back Zak Hardaker has been dropped for a ‘breach of club rules,’ could well breathe added life into Leeds, and while Castleford are set to embark on their first foray under the bright lights of Old Trafford for a Grand Final, wily veterans Leeds are entering Super League’s showpiece for tenth time.  Castleford are quite rightly favourites with bookmakers across the land after the hugely impressive season they have had, but it would take a brave man to count out the Rhinos.last_img read more

DC United captain Wayne Rooney’s MLS career by the numbers so far

first_img“I remain fully focused on giving my all for the team for the rest of this season and repaying the support shown by the Black-and-Red faithful by hopefully delivering an MLS Cup to Audi Field.”- @WayneRooney #DCU pic.twitter.com/uB8ywLmQhO— D.C. United (@dcunited) August 6, 201943 – Rooney might now be 33, but he is a near ever-present for DC, playing 43 matches for the club so far, tied for second in MLS during that time.23 – The former Manchester United star played in a deeper role at times before moving to MLS, but he has been a striker at DC and has scored 23 times in MLS. Only three players have scored more in that period.21.3 – Rooney, by scoring 23, has bettered his xG, although that statistic also has him fourth in MLS over that time.19 – Of his strikes, Rooney has scored 19 times with his right foot. That is the most of any MLS star since he left Everton.6 – The ex-England ace is renowned for his ability to shoot from distance and that is evident in another two statistics in which he has led the way in MLS. He has scored more goals from outside the box (six) than any other player, with more of those (four) coming from direct free-kicks than any rival.14 – Rooney can be a creator, too, though, and he has 14 assists in a DC uniform. He has created 101 chances in all. Wayne Rooney’s MLS career will be cut short in January after he agreed a deal to leave DC United for Derby County.The former England captain has turned around DC’s fortunes since moving stateside just over a year ago, but he will take up a player-coach role with the Championship club in 2020. MLS in ‘very advanced discussions’ with St. Louis about expansion, commissioner says MLS postgame fireworks show canceled because of … the plague? MLS on Alejandro Bedoya’s anti-gun violence moment: ‘We understand’center_img 37 – The combined figure of goals and assists puts Rooney tied for second for goal involvements since joining DC. Los Angeles FC’s runaway MVP candidate Carlos Vela (50) is the only player with more. He has been involved in 53.6 percent of his team’s goals.13 – DC has won 13 points thanks to Rooney’s goals this season, a figure that puts him second in MLS. Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (20), his former Manchester United teammate at LA Galaxy, has had a greater hand in his team’s success.121 – Rooney has been effective without needing to have every match run through him. Of those MLS players to play at least 16 games since his arrival, Rooney (56.5) ranks 121st for touches per game. Wayne Rooney to leave D.C. United for Derby at end of MLS season United will hope he can continue to perform in the mean time as it chases a playoff berth this season.And Rooney’s displays to date suggest he may well prove inspirational, as these Opta numbers show. (If you like what you see here, go to @OptaJack on Twitter and give ’em a follow.) Related Newslast_img read more

Factfile of African champions Esperance

first_imgTunis, Tunisia | AFP | Factfile for 2018 CAF Champions League winners Esperance of Tunisia:Captain: Khalil ChemmamCoach: Moine Chaabani (TUN)Winning team: Moez Ben Cherifia; Sameh Derbali, Chemmam, Mohamed Yakoubi, Ayman Ben Mohamed; Fousseny Coulibaly (CIV), Ghilane Chalal; Anice Badri, Saad Bguir, Youcef Belaili (ALG); Taha Yassine KhenessiRoute to victory: preliminary round – Concorde (MTN) 1-1 away, 5-0 home; round of 32 – Gor Mahia (KEN) 1-0 0-0; Group A – Al Ahly (EGY) 0-1 0-0, Township Rollers (BOT) 4-1 0-0, Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA) 3-2 1-0; quarter-finals – Etoile Sahel (TUN) 2-1 1-0; semi-finals: Primeiro Agosto (ANG) 4-2, 0-1; final – Ahly 3-0 1-3Scorers: 8 – Badri; 3 – Belaili, Bguir, Haythem Jouini; 2 – Coulibaly, Bilel Mejri; 1 – Derbali, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Houcine Erbeia, Maher Ben Sghaier, Yakoubi CAF titles: 3 Champions League (1994, 2011, 2018), 1 Super Cup (1995), 1 African Cup Winners Cup (1998), 1 CAF Cup (1997)Formed: 1919Nickname: Blood and Gold Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Waldo Rubio, end of Valladolid, in the orbit of Lightning

first_imgThe Lightning hurries the last days of market with several pending operations. They crave a few hours of heart attack. On the exit ramp are Abdoulaye, Lass and Piovaccari. However, the latter would only leave if the Franjirrojos sign a ‘nine’. So far, two of the options they liked most have vanished: Enric Gallego (Osasuna) and Sekou Gassama (Fuenlabrada). We will have to wait. Waldo Rubio, 24, grew up in Atlético Onubense and then went through Recreativo and Córdoba, set with which he debuted in Second (on January 14, 2018, in the defeat against Cádiz). From there he went to Valladolid (2018-19), he appeared in the branch and soon made the jump to the first team. Thus came his premiere in Primera, in a Leganés-Valladolid (1-0). That season he played just 491 minutes in the League and this one, 425. Hence, look for more filming and prominence. However, the forward is not the only demarcation to prop up. The injuries of Comesaña and Pozo have changed the initial plans and will force to reinforce the center of the field. For the core they like Keidi Bare (Málaga) and Milla (Tenerife). On the other hand, Lightning wants to tie to another end. De Frutos and Isi have already arrived, but Embarba’s march will lead to a new signing and there is a player that likes: Waldo Rubio. Of course, the Franjirrojos are not the only ones who keep track of La Paz, Ponferradina and Sporting also love him.last_img read more