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

NOC Rolls Out Red Carpet for Abuja Investiture Night

first_imgThe Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), will roll out the red carpets today for its investiture ceremony on deserving Nigerians at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja starting from 7 p.m.The second leg of the investiture which comes after the Lagos leg held at the Palace of Oba Elegushi two weeks ago will see six eminent Nigerians honoured.According to the Public Relations Officer of the NOC, Tony Ubani, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar; Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Zainab Bagudu; Former NFA Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima; Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Buba Gyang; Former NOC President, Major General Adamu Dyeri (red); and Alhaji Bashari Mohammed Gumel; will become the cynosure of all eyes when President of NOC, Habu Gumel welcomes them into the Olympic family. ”These eminent Nigerians together with those honoured earlier in Lagos will become the torch-bearers for NOC and Nigerian sports in general. We’ve monitored their philanthropy and passion for sports and have therefore decided to bring them to the fore to move Nigerian sports to the next level,” Secretary General of NOC, Hon. Tunde Popoola said.Chairman of the Investiture Committee, Prince Henry Amike said that security has been beefed up at the venue.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ind vs SA: Schedule and updates for the upcoming Test series

first_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 30th September, 2019 14:49 IST Ind Vs SA: Schedule And Updates For The Upcoming Test Series Ind vs SA first Test is scheduled to begin from October 2 at VDCA in Vishakhapatnam. The ongoing tour was started with three T20I matches which ended in a draw. Aakash Saini After an emphatic victory over the visitors in Mohali, the Proteas came back strongly in the third game in Bengaluru to level the three-match T20I series 1-1. Before the action shifts to the game’s longest format, the visitors battled it out against the Indian Board President’s XI at the Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex for a three-day tour game. The South African unit made full use of their practise game as they went onto bat for 64 overs scoring 279-6d. Their Test opener Aiden Markram cracked a quick-fire unbeaten century before retiring himself out. Their bowlers too had a go at the Board XI for 64 overs restricting them to just 265-8.Read | IND Vs SA T20 Series 2019: Cricket Updates Of India Vs South AfricaIndia vs South Africa Test series scheduleStory so farEver since its inauguration in 2015, the upcoming series will be the third edition of Freedom Trophy between two nations. While hosts India won the inaugural edition by blanking the visitors 3-0 in 4 Tests, the Proteas returned the favour by 2-1 when India toured South Africa in 2018. Even though South Africa will go into the upcoming series as current trophy holders, they still have a gruelling Indian winter of three Test matches ahead. The ongoing tour started with a three-match T20I series which ended in a 1-1 draw.  Read | Vernon Philander Wants Senior Proteas Players To Lead Charge Vs IndiaFreedom Trophy 2019-20 TimetableThe Freedom Trophy, also known as Gandhi-Mandela series, could not have picked a better date for its 2019 commencement. The first Test is scheduled to start on October 2 which will also coincide with ‘Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti’. The Test series will finish on October 23 with the conclusion of the third Test. For the full itinerary of the Ind-SA Tests, read ahead – Read | India Vs South Africa T20I Series: Three Best Moments For Team IndiaRead | India Vs South Africa: India Firm Favourites Feels Sourav Ganguly Written By First Published: 30th September, 2019 14:49 IST COMMENT FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How to watch India vs South Africa livestream on Hotstar, JioTV LIVE TV First Test – October 2-6 at Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium in VishakhapatnamSecond Test – October 10-14 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in PuneThird Test – October 19-23 at JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago Ind vs SA third T20I: Schedule, channel and match toss detailslast_img read more

Dodgers, Yasmani Grandal pester Colorado Rockies for win

first_imgGrandal entered the game with a .189 batting average in September, leading to questions about the severity of a nagging elbow injury.“The elbow had been going on for a while, but not to the point where we should have stopped it, given it some rest,” Grandal said. “Most of it was (chasing) balls out of the zone.”Combined with the San Francisco Giants’ win in San Diego, the Dodgers trimmed their magic number to clinch the National League West to 4. They lead the division by six games with nine to play.Until the Dodgers’ seventh-inning rally, there was little reason to hope for a victory.Pinch hitter Andre Ethier led off the inning with a double, followed by one-out walks by Yasiel Puig and Corey Seager to load the bases. Logan walked Gonzalez with the bases loaded, forcing in a run and setting up Grandal’s heroic home run.“To grind out an at-bat and to click one, to put us ahead with that grand slam — what a night he had,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We’re going to need him going forward.”Brett Anderson’s attempt at redemption was a partial success.In two August starts after recovering from preseason back surgery, Anderson failed to last more than three innings or allow fewer than five runs. Thursday, he gave the Dodgers five innings. Most of them were very good.“In the ‘pen I thought he was going to have a really good game,” Grandal said of Anderson. “He sinker was working great. His four-seamer was working great. I thought he was going to go seven or eight innings.”But Anderson allowed three hits and a walk in the second inning before he recorded an out. That allowed Colorado to take a 3-0 lead, aided in part when Dodgers right fielder Josh Reddick bobbled a bouncing ball in the corner.Grandal’s solo home run in the bottom of the third inning narrowed the Dodgers’ deficit to 3-1. Lemahieu, who leads the National League in batting average, answered with a solo shot of his own in the fifth inning.Anderson’s final line: five innings, six hits, four runs (all earned), one walk and two strikeouts. He lowered his earned-run average from 24.75 to 15.00.More importantly, Anderson said he had no issues with the finger blister, wrist injury or back problems that have limited him to only three starts this season.“It was finally good not to be a full detriment to the team, actually participate for a little bit of time,” Anderson said.Luis Avilan (3-0) threw a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win. Joe Blanton pitched a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen a scoreless ninth for his 46th save. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Yasmani Grandal was 3-for-3 as a left-handed hitter when he stepped in as a right-hander in the seventh inning. The Rockies’ left-handed pitcher, Boone Logan, got ahead in the count 0-2. But Grandal battled back to even the count, then sent a 93-mph fastball 408 feet into the gloaming for a grand slam.The home run turned a 4-3 deficit into a 7-4 lead that the Dodgers never relinquished.“I feel like it’s just staying with your approach,” Grandal said of his success switching from left to right. “You’re looking for the one pitch. The first pitch of the at-bat, (Logan) gave it to me. I just missed it.”Grandal was game’s the offensive hero, finishing 4 for 4 with five runs batted in before the announced crowd of 48,344 at Dodger Stadium. He also connected for a solo home run against Chatwood, giving him a total of 27 for the season. No Dodger catcher has hit that many since Mike Piazza in 1997, and no one who claims catcher as his primary position has hit that many this year.The grand slam was the second of Grandal’s career and his first as a Dodger. center_img LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers were so annoying at times in their 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, they were good.In the eighth inning, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez barely moved to catch a low line drive hit by Carlos Gonzalez. He dropped the baseball, tagged out D.J. Lemahieu between first and second base, then stepped on the bag to complete an inning-ending double play.In the fourth inning, second baseman Chase Utley flipped a no-look throw behind his back to retire Tyler Chatwood at first base — a play the veteran admitted was “pretty lucky, but we’ll take it.”At other times, the Dodgers were so good that they were annoying.last_img read more