first_imgPhotosCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – No. 4 Houston Baptist booked its ticket to the semifinals with a straight-set victory over No. 5 Northwestern State in the second quarterfinal Friday at the Dugan Wellness Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Set ThreeHBU surrendered the lead just once in the third set as Banks and Gillard both had four kills to lead HBU to a 25-21 win with Megan Patillo adding three kills. NSU produced just nine kills on a .056 hitting percentage with Kathryn Wristen tallying eight assists. The Lady Demons had four blocks with Madeline Drake blocking two of those herself.VB: @HBU_Volleyball completes sweep of @NSUDemonsVB in tournament qtr-final. HBU will face @ACU_Volleyball in Saturday’s first semifinal. pic.twitter.com/fWHq9okW0Q— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 17, 2017 Set OneWith the score tied at 15-15, HBU and NSU tied another six times before the Huskies put the set away 27-25 with a block assist from Jessica Wooten and Blair Gillard. Wooten led the Huskies five kills while Gillard, Bailey Banks and Megan Patillo each added a pair. The Lady Demons’ Reagan Rogers led all hitters with eight kills on the set, making up half of NSU’s kills. Northwestern State’s Reagan Rogers led all hitters with 17 of the Lady Demons’ 35 kills. Senior outside hitters Jessica Wooten and Bailey Banks each reached double-figures with Wooten ending with 12 kills while Banks picked up 10 to lead a .204 hitting day for HBU. Junior setter Madison O’Brien dished out 29 assists on 40 kills for the Huskies, and the HBU defense put up nine blocks. Set TwoDown 21-20, HBU strung five straight points to take the set and head into the third with the 2-0 lead. Wooten led the offense with six kills while Banks backed her up with four. The Huskies’ defense combined for four blocks to the Lady Demons’ one, limiting the NSU attack to a .079 clip. For the second straight set, Rogers claimed half of the Lady Demons’ kills, downing five. HBU will now contest No. 8 Abilene Christian in the first semifinal Saturday at noon on the Southland Digital Network.last_img read more

first_imgArkansas State – Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Team Finish: 6th/27 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Prairie View A&M Invitational, Arlington, Texas – Feb. 2-4Louisiana Tech – IdleNext Competition: Prairie View A&M Invitational, Arlington, Texas – Feb. 2-4Monmouth – Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Team Finish: 17th/27 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Crusader Classic, Richton Park, Ill. – Feb. 9-11Sam Houston State – Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Team Finish: 3rd/27 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Prairie View A&M Invitational, Arlington, Texas – Feb. 2-4Stephen F. Austin – Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Team Finish: 7th/27 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Prairie View A&M Invitational, Arlington, Texas – Feb. 2-4Tulane – Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Team Finish: 4th/27 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18Valparaiso – IdleNext Competition: Crusader Classic, Richton Park, Ill. – Feb. 9-11Vanderbilt – Kutztown Invitational, Reading, Pa. – Team Finish: 2nd/27 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Prairie View A&M Invitational, Arlington, Texas – Feb. 2-4last_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jonathan Sheehy and New Orleans’ Trang Dao are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Sheehy went 6-0 between singles and doubles play during a 3-0 roadtrip for the Wildcats, who improved to a conference-leading 10-3 this spring.Having played 13 matches in the opening month of play, Abilene Christian will take the weekend off before a road test against SMU presents itself at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 22.Dao played a vital role in a 4-0 weekend for the Privateers, extending their hot start to 6-0, the best team start to a spring season in program history since 2003. She came out on top of all three singles matches and went 3-1 in doubles play.New Orleans is also idle this weekend and returns to the courts with a pair of home matches against Spring Hill and Troy at 11 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, respectively.Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Jonathan Sheehy, Abilene Christian – Junior – Arlington, TexasExtending his singles winning streak to nine matches, Sheehy posted straight-set victories at the top slot against Colorado State-Pueblo and Montana. The Arlington, Texas, native had to battle back from a set one loss to earn a point against Air Force, winning the final set 7-6 (5).In doubles action, Sheehy took care of the No. 2-slot pairs from CSU Pueblo and Air Force alongside Cole Lawson before edging the top-line squad from Montana 7-6 (5) with brother Josh. He’s won six of his 11 doubles matches with three different partners this season. This is Sheehy’s second Player of the Week honor of the 2019 season.Honorable Mention: Axel Vila Antuna, Lamar; Oliver Valentinsson, Incarnate Word; Mats Westkamp, New Orleans.Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Trang Dao, New Orleans – Senior – Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamDao didn’t drop a single set in singles action, including a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Mariia Borodii of Xavier (La.), serving as the match-clinching point against a Gold Nuggets squad that was ranked third at the NAIA level.While Dao and Ank Vullings dropped the top-line doubles contest against Xavier (3-6), the duo earned the Privateers a point against Loyola (La.) (6-1). Dao partnered with Mar Gendra for a pair of second-slot doubles wins against Prairie View A&M (6-4) and Louisiana Tech (6-4). Dao is 5-0 this season in singles play and 5-1 in doubles.Honorable Mention: Rada Manataweewat, Central Arkansas; Bianca Vitale, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA ANITA CANCELS THURSDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD AS ARCADIA AREA CONTINUES TO BE HIT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL, LOCAL FLOODINGSANTA ANITA OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION & PARKING FOR SIMULCAST WAGERINGARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2019)–Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park has cancelled Thursday’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.According to Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco, Santa Anita has taken on 3 ½ inches of rain since Monday, and the National Weather Service is predicting an additional two inches of precipitation into this afternoon.Additionally, flash flood warnings have been issued in the local mountains and widespread flooding has been reported this morning throughout Southern California.Horsemen are advised that Santa Anita will make every effort to bring back those races that were cancelled today in the immediate future.Santa Anita will remain open on Thursday for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room with free parking and admission.  Gates open at 10 a.m.As the most recent storm is predicted to move out of the area later this afternoon, live racing will resume as originally scheduled on Friday, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgSANTA ANITA-BASED PRAT BACK TO WORK AFTER BECOMING FIRST-EVER KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER VIA DISQUALIFCATION ABOARD 65-1 LONGSHOT COUNTRY HOUSEPRAT ALSO BECOMES FIRST DERBY WINNING JOCKEY TO USE ‘360 GENTLE TOUCH’ RIDING CROP ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2019)–Roughly 17 hours after he became the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby via racing disqualification, French-born Flavien Prat was back to work at Santa Anita, getting a leg up from trainer Phil D’Amato aboard Foster Boi, a 3-year-old allowance colt in Sunday’s first race at The Great Race Place.“I really haven’t realized it yet,” said Prat, 26, when asked prior to Sunday’s first race if the magnitude of yesterday’s longshot ($132.40) Derby win had begun to settle in.  “It’s such a big dream…It’s hard to comprehend.  I need a few days after to go home and process this.  I didn’t cross the wire first, so it’s a different emotion.”When asked if he himself was surprised that his 65-1 mount, Country House, was up close and contending from the start, Prat said, “Yes.  I thought I’d be behind early and having to encourage him.  But, he broke well and he put me in the race.  The whole way, I was having to hold him, which was a good thing.  He showed up yesterday and I’m so glad.  It was a good day to show up.”When asked about the significance of the huge Derby Day crowd of more than 150,000 yesterday at Churchill Downs, Prat said, “It’s the biggest, loudest crowd I’ve ever seen.”And, beyond the torrent of general media attention that’s been generated by the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security, yesterday’s Derby win via DQ by Country House holds additional long range significance as Country House becomes the first Classic winner to have been ridden by a jockey carrying retired Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez’s revolutionary “360 Gentle Touch (GT)” riding crop.“All I can say is, I won the Kentucky Derby with it,” said Prat with a sheepish grin.  “How could I ever stop using it?”last_img read more

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, ENCODER, WINNER: “We had a perfect trip. It looked like those two horses on the lead were running pretty good and I just followed in behind them. John said to let this horse place himself, and that’s what he did. When I asked him, he picked it up really nice.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, ENCODER, WINNER: “He’s been a little unlucky. In the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Turf Sprint, finishing sixth two starts back on Nov. 1) he had to check on the backside, he got beat a couple of lengths, turf racing can go like that. Last time Johnny Velazquez said he didn’t have any room in the stretch, it doesn’t show in the chart but he thought (Encoder) was pretty nice he just didn’t have anywhere to go. If John Velazquez tells you that, you tend not to lose confidence and move forward.“Joel rode his first winner in Southern California for us. I sent a horse to Golden Gate way back in the day and I said, ‘that kid really rode that horse well up there.’ So when he came down we put him on some horses and we had a lot of good luck, we’ve won a lot of titles together at Del Mar and around. He’s just a great rider and continued to improve. He’s a real professional now in the middle of his career and he is doing great.“I would like to mention Eddie Logan, who this race is named after, he was the shoe shine guy for one hundred years- great guy! So Eddie, I hope you are watching upstairs.”KOSTA HRONIS, OWNER, ENCODER, WINNER:  “Joel rode our first race for us back in 2010.  We’re very fortunate to get him anytime we can.  He won the Breeders’ Cup (Classic, 2018) for us with Accelerate and he’s just got so much talent.  Whenever we can get him to ride, it makes you confident.”NOTES: The winning owner is Hronis Racing, LLC.last_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand born Schmidt said he’s committed to having at least 12 months off to spend more time with his family, in particular, his 15-year-old son, Luke who suffers from epilepsy and battled a brain tumour when he was younger.Schmidt’s decision means the All Blacks will have to look elsewhere for a new head coach to replace Steven Hansen, who announced last month he’ll stand down at the end of the World Cup.”That is certainly the short-term plan, to not be involved in coaching,” Schmidt told The Independent at the launch of the 2019 Six Nations in London on Thursday (NZ time).”Certainly not for 12 months and I’d say quite likely longer than that. We have a couple of family-related projects that we want to work our way through. I don’t spend a lot of time at home already, so it’s probably high time I did.”The 53-year-old took over the Irish in 2013, and has led them to plenty of success on the field and lifted them to second in the world rankings.During his time, Schmidt has led Ireland to three Six Nations titles, including last year’s Grand Slam victory, along with two wins over the All Blacks in 2016, and 18.Schmidt also downplayed suggestions that he’d return to coaching in 2021 to lead the British and Irish Lions on their tour of South Africa. “I wouldn’t be available if asked [to coach the Lions] at the moment. I said to my wife that we’d get these 12 months done, and she said she thought I’d last 12 days potentially without needing to do something.”I wouldn’t say that I’m looking to do any coaching, so it’s not at the front of my mind. One of the things I decided in a conversation with myself is that whatever does happen after that, I want to make sure these next 10 months are as good as I can help the players be, and to put as much effort into that. That’s where your energies go.”Wales coach Warren Gatland has held informal talks with Lions’ bosses over a third stint coaching the famed touring side for their trip to Africa.last_img read more

first_imgThe big Five Europe leagues they will close the winter signing period today with a top spending to the 700 million of euros, which is a 20% more that last season and the second historical figure after the 2017-2018 season. On the last day — the so-called deadline day– some are not discarded last operations renowned and with important sums on the table. The most popular movements may be those of Giroud, that leaves Chelsea for Lazio, or Emre Can, who will play in the Dortmund after leaving Juventus.Yesterday it was learned that Piatek passes from Milan to Hertha from Berlin. The big clubs of the Premier they have left some of their duties for the end, such as the late hiring of Bruno Fernandes by United in exchange for 55 million or Bergwijn to the Tottenham by 30. That is undoubtedly inflating the final expense of the Continent.But great animator of the market has been the italian soccer. In the absence of a day for closing, the Calcium had spent 164 million in signings, well above the average of recent years. The 48 that Naples has spent on Lobotka, Rrahmani Y Demme; the 35 of Juventus by Kulusevski; or Inter 20 by Eriksen They have triggered an expense that has affected Europe’s global. Today we will know how much.The Hertha, agitator surpriseThe european club that aims to spend more money In this winter market he doesn’t even play in the Champions League. Its about Hertha from Berlin. The arrival of an investor in November to acquire 49.9% of the shares has meant a economic injection which has translated into signings. Hertha has signed a Ascacibar for 10 million and to Toussart by 20, in addition to the 27 that represent the arrival of Piatek. That is, a total of 57 million To all this we must add the arrival of Klinsmann as a new team technician. The market situation in the other major European leaguesFrance. Cavani was the key to everything. Close at 00:00 The PSG handled some alternatives in case finally Cavani He ended up abandoning Parisian discipline, although it seems complicated. Everything else is in a background. The Monaco announced the hiring of Mock, from Strasbourg, and from Tchouameni, from Bordeaux, which will be new reinforcements for Robert Moreno. Harisson Marcelin, 19-year-old defense of the Auxerre, can still arrive. For its part, the Rennes signed Nzonzi and he wants Wanyama from Tottenham, in case he leaves London. Soumaoro, of Lille, is near the Genoa. The one that won’t move is Marseille, which will shoot until the end of the season with what it had so far.GERMANY. Bayern falls short. Close at 18:00. The Hertha from Berlin pays 27 million euros for Piatek, the Polish striker of Milan and one of the most sought after in this winter market. The whole capital has been the great stirrer in the last days of market in the Bundesliga after signing Toussart (Lyon) as well. The Dortmund It will also have activity almost to the end. The march of Paco Alcacer Villarreal is not his last move. The arrival of Emre Can from Juventus allows to reinforce his center of the field. The Bayern, While, tied to Odriozola but he falls short again in his signing offensive. The current champion trusts everything to the next summer window.ITALY. Lazio ties Giroud. Close at 20:00. After the arrivals of Eriksen, Moses and Young, Inter closes the discharge chapter. Juventus will not move, except the march of Emre Can al Dortmund. The rest of the teams do have plans planned for the last day. Piatek leaves Milan and will be a Hertha player. The set rossonero is interested in the Uruguayan side Viña, from Nacional, and in the Belgian Saelemaekers. The Rome closed to Carles Pérez and Gonzalo Villar. The big bomb can be the arrival of Giroud to Lazio. For its part, the only doubt in Naples is whether Martens stays, which interests Chelsea. Atalanta achieved the transfer of Bellanova (Bordeaux) and wants Tazeme (Nice).ENGLAND. United and Spurs, for a ‘9’. Close at 00:00. The great teams of the Premier keep the doors open. Liverpool have signed Minamino and it doesn’t seem like it will be reinforced on the last day. Yes, Shaqiri can leave. The City, meanwhile, is looking for power stations. A final attempt is not ruled out by Skriniar, from Inter. The Arsenal He also wants a defense, in addition to the already hired Pablo Marí. Cedric Soares sounds. The United is trying to reinforce the front and the Venezuelan Solomon Rondón It would be the alternative. The Chelsea He has failed in his attempts to sign and, even so, he can part with Giroud. Tottenham yielded to Rose to Newcastle and he wants a nine for Kane.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s not being a simple 2020 for Álvaro Odriozola. Since his arrival at Bayern Munich he has only played seven minutes during the final stages of Bayern’s 4-3 victory against Hoffenheim in the Pokal. In the Bundesliga he still does not debut after sitting on the bench during the three league games against Schalke (5-0), Mainz (3-1) and Leipzig (0-0), going back to the background after his departure from Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season. Taking into account the latest statements of Hansi Flick, coach of Bayern Munich, everything indicates that the San Sebastian will continue without regaining prominence. “We needed a replacement on the right side“explained the minister during the press conference prior to Bayern’s visit to Cologne this Sunday.”The second round is still very good to date. When you start the year well after a short preparation it is normal that you continue betting on the same eleven for a while. Álvaro trains well, meets in training sessions and it’s good to know that we have more options. Accept his role, that’s important. He has an incredible mentality and I’m sure it will come back to the forefront when the week starts“he sentenced.last_img read more

first_imgThe data speak of a remarkable team in attack and ripped in defense. He is sixth in shots, in goal plays, in possession and in passes, records that would keep you in Europe, but colista in recoveries and third by the tail in conceded goals (42 in 26 days). Of these, 16 correspond to strategy moves. Only Mallorca defends them worse.Tonight recover Bartra, low by penalty in Mestalla, and it is possible that Loren will take the place from Borja Iglesias. The forecast is to play with three centrals and Edgar as a midfielder.Mendy Modric, headlinesIn Madrid, the room for maneuver of Zidane It narrows. Much of plan B has been come down, starting with Bale, who barely played a quarter of an hour against City and did not leave the bench against Barça, and following by Jovic, again off a list where they are Rodrygo and Mariano. And, in addition, he has encountered three unexpected casualties (Carvajal and Nacho, for the flu, and Isco, for a low back pain). That will force him to use Militao as a right back. The Brazilian has played less than a third of the games of the course (12 of 38) and in the last month and a half he only played 90 minutes in the Cup against Real Sociedad. Isco will have A natural relay, Modric, and Mendy is also expected to be the left back, the place with the most rotation in the team.Betis is encouraged by the immediate past (he has not lost to Madrid the last two duels) and not so much the remote one: only two victories in the 12 closest clashes. La Liga and Rubi hang by a thread. The only defeats Madrid in this League arrived before teams from the south of the table (Mallorca and Levante). And there, in that awkward geographical situation, live Betis, made for something else after spending 100 million in signings between summer and winter (follow the game live on As.com). It has not turned out, as neither it has done Ruby, in which the club put so much faith that it paid its termination clause to get him out of Spanish, to the one who had taken to the Europa League, and signed a three-year contract. Today, with the fourteenth team, without having spent a single day in European positions and to 12 points of Valenciaseventh That faith has been lost.The need match, Well, he is from Madrid, recovered verticality with the victory in the Classic and the League in his hand. The Betis is far from the glory and not so much from the abyss (his mattress with the descent is only five points). Alone the lack of a relay from true shaft keeps Rubi in his position, but after Madrid the derby will arrive, a match that lasts two weeks in Seville, the previous one and the subsequent one, regardless of its usefulness. And there You can finish the technician’s journey.Nothing went well in a Betis with high expectations. William Carvalho, absent in Valencia, was low from October to February. Borja Iglesias, the star signing (28 million), has scored three goals in the course. Past year, in Espanyol, signed 20. Loren, his alleged substitute has played more and scored 11 points. Laínez, recently operated on appendicitis, has punctured. Juanmi carries injured since August and Pedraza, since November. Feddal disappeared from the team in early January was at point of being sold to Valencia. Only Fekir, the player who has caused the most penalties in the League, seems up to his resume. And the winter reinforcements, Guido Rodríguez and Aleñá, they turn out Insubstantial so far. The arithmetic summary of the situation is that the team has seven consecutive games without winning, it was thrown out of the Cup by a Second (lightning) and has added only three of the last eighteen points in the league.last_img read more

first_imgIn the case of the entity of Villamarín, in addition, the descent may occur in some more of its sections, It also has a basketball team in the ACB and a futsal team. The Alavés-Baskonia group, for example, has carried out in ERTE that affects its 766 workers. That is precisely what Betis is trying to avoid and which aims to occur soon. Betis has groped its footballers in recent days about a pay cut. The Verdiblanco club does not want to talk about ERTE, but it does want to lower the wages of part of its athletes for the duration of the league break due to the coronavirus. A reduction that could range, according to what has been proposed, between 30 and 50 percent, and that in part would be recoverable. The objective is to avoid that the club has to send many of the other workers home temporarily, something that seemed to avoid Barcelona although, finally, the culé club has communicated that it will do this ERTE to its ‘ordinary’ employees. The general director, Federico Martínez Feria, stated in the official media in recent days that the entity’s budgets are made in a “prudent” way, but the verdiblanco club is no stranger to the significant loss of income for the clubs that this pandemic due to the coronavirus supposes and will entail, even more so if LaLIga ends up being canceled.last_img read more

first_imgEderson, Laporte and De Bruyne (Manchester City), Son (Tottenham) and Aubameyang (Arsenal) are the five players chosen by the Liverpool player Virgil van Dijk in a selection in which the only condition was that they did not militate in their team.These are the reasons, collected by ‘Voetbalzone’, why he has chosen this quintet: Ederson (Manchester City): “He is an extraordinary goalkeeper. At the moment there are very good goalkeepers, but I think he is the best of all. Alisson from Liverpool is still number one for me.”Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City): “He has shown how important he is to his team. He is a very good defender and that is why I have chosen him.”Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): “I don’t have to say much about him. First of all, he’s a good guy, but he’s also a fantastic player. He sees things differently.”They are (Tottenham Hotspur): “He is a fast, strong player and he goes out on the field with the idea that the defenders live hell. He is extraordinary.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal): “I have chosen him for everything he has shown during the season. He forms a great duo with Lacazette. He could also have chosen Agüero because he is an excellent striker and he has shown it with his numbers since coming to Manchester City.last_img read more

first_img2015-2016VardyMahrezVardyLeicester A footballer from Manchester City It has reopened the ‘melon’ of the controversial award ceremony in England. “Three years ago we won the league, Liverpool was 30 points behind and De Bruyne had an amazing season. However, Salah scored many goals and they gave him the best player award, and I’m not saying I’m a bad footballer, “said the player in an Instagram live for Bleacher Report. 2011-2012KompanyVan persieVan persieManchester City The award, to which Bernando Silva refers, It is the one granted in the 2017-2018 campaign in which the citizen conquered the Premier with ease. Liverpool player Salah was awarded as the best of the year both among his teammates, as well as for the press and for the Premier herself. “Some clubs have more power and more reach with the media and organizations than others”, I continue the Portuguese. And it is that previous years the winning team of the championship used to ‘have’ the best player of the year. It happened, for example, with Kanté (2016-2017), Vardy (2015-2016) or Hazard (2014-2015). 2016-2017KantéKantéKantéChelsea 2013-2014Luis SuarezLuis SuarezLuis SuarezManchester City 2009-2010RooneyRooneyRooneyChelsea 2012-2013BaleBaleBaleManchester United “I think several players deserve to be more recognized than they are now. For example Fernandinho or even Raheem Sterling since the last season “, followed the Portuguese in the direct of Bleacher Report. And it is that the assignment of Van Dijk, as the best footballer for the Premier, chose a lot among the City squad. They considered it the drop that filled the glass from the none to their players. The Dutch center-back from Liverpool was the best for two of the three awards (Premier and the footballers themselves). Meanwhile, the press gave the award to Sterling. “Raheem was in a fight with Virgil van Dijk, who also won the award. This season, De Bruyne once again shows incredible things. But because Liverpool is almost champion, the Best Player of the Year award will probably go to them again“Bernando Silva complained bitterly. 2017-2018SalahSalahSalahManchester City SeasonBarclays-Premier AwardPFA (players)FWA (press)League Champion 2014-2015HazardHazardHazardChelsea 2018-2019Van dijkVan dijkSterlingManchester City 2010-2011VidicBaleScott ParkerManchester United These accusations already come from far away. You have to go back to the 2011-2012 campaign to find a member of the City squad as the best player in the Premier: Vincent Kompany. And that citizen have conquered the Premier in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019. It was already seen in the documentary series of the City for Netflix: ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’, that during several chapters you could see how the footballers of the English club asked for an MVP for Kevin de Bruyne, who has not arrived. “David Silva and Sergio Agüero were never elected, reason why I believe that the individual prizes are only for the photo “, complains the ex of Benfica and Monaco. And that Liverpool has had four winners since the Premier emerged and has not won the title: Owen (1998); Luis Suárez (2014) and the aforementioned, Salah (2018) and Van Dijk (2019).Premier Player of the Year All the players say they don’t think about individual prizes but they lie. Prizes are always viewed with suspicion by others, even if it is a team sport. And in England it is not outside those canons. In the Premier Three annual prizes are awarded to the best player of the season. One carried by the players themselves (PFA); another granted by the Premier and its sponsor Barclays and the last one, the one chosen from the sports press (FWA). Three awards that have always been much discussed and do not just satisfy everyone, especially City. When the competition can resume, Liverpool only have six points left to be champion. And it is difficult for any player red do not take the prizes, as Bernando Silva says. At the moment, Vardy (Leicester) is the top scorer, followed by Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Omen (City). And the maximum assistant is From Bruyne (City) Maybe it’s the turn of Mané or Alisson . A mess is brewing.last_img read more

first_imgIs “all paradísimo“, they acknowledge from Espanyol AS once they ask about the next season planning. Stagnation additionally refers to doable renewals, and that 9 footballers and the coach himself, Abelardo Fernández, finish their contract (Not less than it has been doable to agree with them on the continuity past June 30). The crossroads is full.To A pandemic and uncertainty in case LaLiga will probably be in a position to conclude, and with it the revenue (some which have already been invested, akin to the 40 million of January in transfers), which impacts the remainder of skilled golf equipment, is added in the case of Espanyol the impossibility of figuring out whether or not to incorporate footballers for First or Second. Earlier than the break, the staff was working backside, six factors from permanence. However there are, or can be, 11 days to play. The key all the things, the skilled soccer director, Francisco Joaquín Pérez Rufete, acknowledged on Tuesday, is about figuring out the monetary ‘honest play’ that LaLiga marks, which in December raised the wage restrict exceptionally to 80 million, and that in a lower it could possibly be minimize in half. Data that, in any case, will probably be delayed.And, though nonetheless Espanyol has not obtained any notification, at the very least for the second, the Short-term Employment Regulation File (ERTE) executed on this ultimate stretch of the season could additional prohibit spending on transfers, since the membership has obtained State assist, though they belief that the employers will work to cut back that influence.last_img read more