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first_imgNo one doubts that Kroos He deserved the renovation that was so questioned at the end of last season. Then, the German showed a languid football that triggered the alarms on which he had been, next to Modric, the true locomotive of Madrid of the four European Cups won in five years. But the contribution of Kroos is not only being limited in recent meetings to the offensive facet. On Wednesday, apart from those more than one hundred passes and giving two assists for the first two goals (to Varane and Lucas Vázquez), He again taught a lesson on how to make high blood pressure by stealing the ball that resulted in precisely that second goal. His four goals and eight assists have given Madrid a lot this season. One of his many, the Olympic corner against Valencia in the Super Cup, He put the team on the way to the first title of the campaign. Further, their goals and assists have been six points in the league (his last pass to Nacho against Valladolid gave another cystic match) and four in Champions. To date and in this course, Kroos has participated in 12 goals (four goals and eight assists). He has already passed his records last season (one goal and six assists) and put him on the road to match what has been done other campaigns: five goals and ten assists in 17-18, four and 16 in 16-17, one and 13 in 15-16 and two and 14 in 14-15 . A world crack that came from Bayern for only 25 million euros.Wednesday was Ceballos he who surrendered at his feet with this tweet … Torpedo Müllerthe Kaiser Beckenbauerthe Abyssinian Breitner… Y Kroos the Architect. The German midfielder has pulled the tiralíneas this season and is being more architect than ever, the man who designs the football of the Zidane team over the field. Before him Saragossa, in Cup, he gave a recital again and his good performances have already become a custom since he renewed his contract (until 2023). There were 104 passes in La Romareda! He hit the 95% of them (up to 99). But it is surprising that those 104 passes have not been this season’s record for him, and that gives an idea of ​​how important it is being in construction. In the League match against Valencia he gave 109, in the Super Cup, also against Valencia, 107, and against PSG 105 …last_img read more

first_imgEduardo Camavinga, (17 years old, Rennes) is one of the French pearls that are on Real Madrid’s radar.Mondadori Portfolio Well young and cheapHence, agility to find will become more important than ever. bargains in the market or future investments. How Camavinga (17 years old, Rennes), Cherki (16 years old, Lyon) and Upamecano (21 years old, Leipzig). They are three French pearls that are being monitored by Zidane and that are in a favorable contractual situation to be able to go out this summer. Neither has a contract beyond 2022 (Upamecano even less, ends in 2021) so their clubs should consider whether or not to sell now. And some, like Cherki, are crazy about Real Madrid music, as he confessed this week on the TV of his current club, Olympique de Lyon. A forward with a great future and could come out for a figure close to 10 million euros. An affordable signing in a market preparing for troubled times … “There are stars that will renew for a year to postpone their sale,” says an agent In the 2019 summer market there were three signings above the striking figure of 100 million euros. Griezmann (€ 120M), Joao Félix (€ 126M) and Hazard (€ 100M plus variables). A inflated marketor in previous years by Neymar (€ 222M), Coutinho (€ 160M) or Dembele (€ 125M). Now everything has changed. The stars are going to think a lot to change their air now. The exception could be Pogba and Real Madrid. His relationship with Manchester United is so deteriorated that his arrival at Madrid it’s now or never.Much will depend on whether the Spanish and European competition resumes or not. Dave Hopkinson, general director of sponsorships of the white club, alerted last Wednesday in an interview of the severe blow that the finances of the club may receive in the coming months. “If the season ends, the economic impact will be mitigated,” he says. “But if the calendar is canceled entirely… that’s not going to be good“center_img A round by agents and representative agencies in Spain and Europe augurs austerity this summer. Here, an agent sums it up like this for AS. “We try to work, but it is impossible to know what will happen, nobody knows, the clubs have closed themselvesyes, ”he explains. An Italian agent, used to working in the international market, goes along the same lines. “Right now nobody is moving. Selling will be very difficult, there will be little money and the footballers will be devalued “. It does, however, give a clue to this newspaper. “The one that has good players is going to try to renew them to postpone their sale for a year, many plans drawn up in the months prior to this crisis will change. “In Portugal, a well-placed agency agrees.” Everything is paralyzed, it is useless to call the clubs to negotiate nada, our priority now is the well-being of our players because we operate in more than twenty countries and some do not know if they will be able to collect. ” He Real Madrid will have to adapt to a transfer market never seen before. The coronavirus has been the needle that has punctured the bubble of the soccer sector. An anomalous situation that puts in check the millionaire movements to which the great clubs are accustomed. Investments like the ones that would force supercharts like Mbappé, Pogba or Haaland … now they are going uphill.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Americans rally after shaky starts in women’s Olympics short program “And you all know Kiefer accounted himself very well in the first window. It’s hard not having our top point guard, but this is an opportunity for Kiefer to step in and also for Kevin to get a lot more minutes than he usually gets.”Castro has always been national team’s top local performer for the longest time and his and loss is a major blow to Gilas, which faces a tall order in toppling the current 10th best team in the world, as per the Fiba ranking.But regardless of how invaluable Castro is to the team, Reyes believes Gilas can fill the void by committee.“Like we always say, there’s not one guy that can fill the big shoes of Jayson, but every other guy collectively can do so. so that’s the approach we’re going to take in tomorrow’s ball game.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYoung guns Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas will be playing bigger roles for Gilas Pilipinas in the absence of Jayson Castro against Australia on Thursday.Castro was excluded from the Philippines’ final lineup against the Aussies due to an ankle injury he sustained against Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer READ: Injured Castro out for Gilas vs AussiesThe same goes for playmaker Jio Jalalon, who also didn’t make the roster due to an injury, leaving the point guard duties to Ravena and Alas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNational team coach Chot Reyes has faith in the two, who have been solid for their mother ballclub NLEX in the PBA.“They’ve been playing very well, both of them have been playing very well in the PBA,” said Reyes, who went live on Facebook for the announcement of the final lineup on Wednesday. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgDisney’s studio entertainment division, which includes theatrical films and home video, saw its revenue drop by 12 percent to $1.55 billion because of a robust 2006 second quarter that had more releases as well as the international box office success of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “Chicken Little.” But the division’s revenue drop was balanced by a 60 percent increase in profit due to cost containment. While its two projected 2007 blockbusters “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and the Pixar Animation Studios title “Ratatouille” have yet to be released, the film division’s second quarter was boosted by the surprisingly strong domestic box office performance of “Wild Hogs” ($160.1 million) and the lesser hits “Meet the Robinsons” ($92 million) and “Bridge to Terabithia” ($81.2 million). Since “Robinsons” failed to reach the $200 million-plus domestic total of a typical Pixar title, Iger was asked if the gross for the film reflected poorly upon the merging last year of Pixar with the existing Disney animation. “`Meet the Robinsons’ was already pretty much completed,” said Disney’s Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger who added that “it wouldn’t be fair to judge the Pixar influence over Disney animation” until the summer 2008 release of “American Dog,” the next non-Pixar animated offering. Iger also reiterated faith in the company’s decision to release some of its DVDs in Blu-ray technology instead of the rival next generation format HD-DVD. “Blu-ray discs are outpacing HD-DVD discs by at least 2-1,” he said. “The best thing that could happen is for the format war to end.” Shares of Disney stock closed at $36.55 per share on the New York Stock Exchange. In after hours trading, shares were down 1.3 percent at $36.07. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re pleased with this quarter’s excellent performance,” Disney Chief Financial Officer Thomas Staggs told analysts during a conference call. “It’s gratifying to report on the continued broad-based success.” Disney’s Media Networks, which include ABC, ESPN, ABC Family and domestic and international Disney Channels, had revenue of $3.56 billion, just up from $3.55 billion a year ago. Revenue from cable networks grew by 7 percent but broadcasting revenue cancelled that out with a 7 percent drop. The company blamed the fall in broadcast revenue on the absence of the Super Bowl, three fewer College Bowl games and fewer hours of other sports programming on ABC. Disney’s parks and resorts division, which includes Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. and international parks in Paris and Hong Kong, saw revenue climb by 9 percent to $2.45 billion. Also up was revenue from Disney’s consumer products division, which was $516 million, a 14 percent increase. BURBANK – The Walt Disney Co. managed to beat Wall Street estimates with a 27 percent jump in profit but fell short of revenue expectations in the second-quarter earnings it reported on Tuesday. Disney, owner of a film studio, theme parks and the ABC broadcast network, enjoyed major success at the box office with “Wild Hogs” and on the small screen with such hits as “Desperate Housewives,” “Dancing With the Stars” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” The media and entertainment conglomerate posted net income of $931 million, or 44 cents per share, compared with $733 million, or 37 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2006. Revenue grew only slightly to $8.07 billion from $8.03 billion for the quarter ended March 31. last_img

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Verdugo Workforce Investment Board will work with local community colleges to train 50 LVNs to become RNs, and it will work with local hospitals to offer the same training to an additional 74 LVNs. More than a dozen hospitals have closed in the Valley in the past 15 years, but there are still several in the eastern part of the Valley: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, and Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale. Some of the hospitals are expanding. “It’s unusual that the medical centers are so concentrated in one area, so health-care-related issues (are) really a prime topic in our region,” Nakamoto said. The $515,000 comes from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s discretionary budget, and Glendale has been tapped to administer the money. There is a nursing shortage statewide. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The Glendale City Council is poised to accept $515,000 in state funds today to address the shortage of registered nurses in the eastern San Fernando Valley by training 124 RNs. The two-year training program will prepare licensed vocational nurses to become registered nurses, professionals with a higher level of expertise. The area’s five hospitals collectively expect to have 400 to 500 nursing positions vacant within the next 18 months, said Don Nakamoto, executive analyst with the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, which would administer the grant under the direction of city government. RNs are more in demand than LVNs, Nakamoto said. “It’s a very, very worthwhile program,” said Glendale City Councilman Dave Weaver. “And the more we can get more people into a very good profession with a good future and steady employment, I think it’s great.” last_img read more

first_imgBACK in 1992, pixels hadn’t been invented and snapshots were a wee bit dimmer than they are today.But the memories never fade.Jj McGettigan (left) & Darragh McClafferty (right) from Carrigart & Downings respectively are pictured standing on the canal end crossbar while Donegal were being presented the Sam Maguire in 1992!!! Those were the days.Johnny tells us: “I still have the jersey and flag. But no prospect of tickets for this year’s final.”Maybe someone out there might just feel sorry for you Johnny – and hand over a spare ticket?  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAYlast_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Phones collected by the transit agency will be delivered to the Illegal Dumping Task Force, then shipped to an organization called Recycle for California, which will sort them for reuse or recycling. Cell phones can be reconditioned and donated to shelters and law enforcement agencies for emergency communications, officials said. LANCASTER – Old cell phones can be recycled and kept out of landfills by giving them to local bus drivers. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority is cooperating with the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force in the cell-phone recycling project. Deactivated cell phones can be handed to drivers of any of the AVTA’s 61 vehicles, or taken to the transit agency’s administration office at 42210 Sixth St. W. Officials say cell phones contain hazardous wastes that can create complex environmental problems if they are disposed of in landfills or by incineration. last_img read more

first_imgBranislav Ivanovic will partner Gary Cahill at the heart of the Chelsea defence for the Champions League round-of-16 first leg against Paris St-Germain.The Blues have been forced into a defensive change because skipper John Terry is out with a hamstring problem, while Kurt Zouma’s season was recently ended by a knee injury.Ivanovic, who captains the team in Paris, switches from right-back, so Cesar Azpilicueta moves across to right-back and Baba Rahman comes in at left-back. Recent signing Matt Miazga is among the substitutes.Oscar, who has also been nursing an injury, is on the bench too. Eden Hazard starts, as does Pedro.Former Chelsea man David Luiz plays for the home side.PSG: Trapp, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Moura, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria.Subs: Sirigu, Van Der Wiel, Kurzawa, Rabiot, Stambouli, Pastore, Cavani.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Mikel; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Kenedy, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img‘Valuable lessons’“Hopefully we have learned valuable lessons, such as we should have kept the ball in hand when there was only a minute or a minute and 15 to go. But it’s experiences like this that the players will learn from. A well-timed side-step by Afrika then saw him score under the posts, and the successful conversion put the hosts 26-17 ahead. Coach Peul Treu’s charges had their chances to win, and they could have won handsomely had they taken them, but credit New Zealand for playing until the final whistle and scoring the winning points with less than five seconds left in the contest. With 30 seconds left, New Zealand attacked from deep inside their 22-metre area. The ball was hacked through and in a Keystone Cops moment two South African defenders tripped over one another, leaving Toby Arnold in the clear to pick up the ball and score the winning try under the posts. It ended New Zealand 31, South Africa 26. New Zealand were first on the board in the title-decider through captain DJ Forbes from a quick tap penalty by Tomasi Cama after Cecil Afrika had conceded possession near the halfway line. South Africa, though, hit back quickly through Bernardo Botha, who brushed off two tackles on his way to a try. Treu added: “We set our goal on reaching the final, and we played well to do that, and there were positives to take from this into the next tournament in the new year. After winning all their matches on the opening day in Dubai, including a win over the All Blacks, the Springboks fell to France in the quarterfinals, while DJ Forbes and company lost to eventual winners England at the same stage. They later lost to Australia in the semi-finals of the Plate. Day oneOn day one in Port Elizabeth, South Africa did not concede a single point, beating Canada 33-0, Kenya 45-0, and Australia 26-0. New Zealand, meanwhile, downed Morocco 39-7, Scotland 45-0, and France 41-0. “We’re just three points behind the Series leaders and the title is won in May not December, so there’s time to work on things.” On to the semi-finals and Kyle Brown and his men faced a challenge from a revitalised Samoa, who had beaten Dubai champions England 24-14 in pool play. It was a tightly contested, physical contest, won 12-7 by the home team, but it was not quite as close as the score suggests because the islanders scored their points only after the hooter had sounded. The Blitsbokke took the lead early in the second half when Hunt gathered at speed and rounded the New Zealand defence on the left to go over in the corner. Caught alightAfter a quiet start on Friday to the first HSBC Sevens World Series event to be hosted by Port Elizabeth, the event caught alight on Saturday as rugby supporters came out in their thousands turning the occasion into what the organisers had been billing it as: “rugby’s biggest party”. On day two South Africa faced France, the team that had ousted them from the Cup competition in Dubai by a 19-5 margin. This time around the South Africans showed much better focus and scored a 26-12 victory. New Zealand had an opportunity to make up for their loss to Australia a week earlier and they did just that, winning 21-5. “Finals are about taking opportunities and they took theirs and we missed ours,” Treu told the SA Rugby Union website. Then, under pressure, Cama gave a loose pass and the ball sat up for Chris Dry. He should have easily gathered it, but instead knocked on and handed possession to New Zealand. They counter-attacked down the left and Halai rounded matters off by dotting down under the uprights, to make it South Africa 26, New Zealand 24. Ideal finalWith plenty of support for the All Blacks in the crowd, it was an ideal final. The home side replied quickly when Hunt found Botha wide on the right after New Zealand had been sucked in by a number of bashes from close range at their line. Opportunity spurnedAn opportunity to wrap up the match was spurned by South Africa when they won a New Zealand lineout only for Cornal Hendriks and Afrika to both go for the pass and knock on. New Zealand then hit the front again after Cama went over through a pick and go near the South African tryline. On Friday, the most impressive teams on show were the two that went on to make the final. It was a fast and welcome turnaround in fortune for the Blitsbokke and New Zealand after both teams underachieved in Dubai a week earlier. Half-timeSouth Africa looked odds on to lead at half-time when Prinsloo, back on the field, picked up from a ruck and raced down the left hand touchline for the corner. He was brought down just centimetres short of the line and New Zealand turned over possession. They moved the ball wide to the left and Halai finished off the move at the other end of the park to give the men in black a 17-14 lead at half-time. 12 December 2011 From the kick off, the Kiwis attacked from deep through Frank Halai. When he was brought down by Steven Hunt, Boom Prinsloo entered the ruck from the wrong side and was immediately shown a yellow card by the referee, sending him to the sidelines for two minutes. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material New Zealand had an opportunity to beat another of the teams they had lost to in Dubai when they met England in the semi-finals. A try by New Zealand Sevens Player of the Year Tim Mikkelson in the final minute of the contest broke open a 14-14 tie and saw the Kiwis win the game 19-14. The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, one of the stadiums built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, provided a fantastic backdrop for a tournament and it almost gave the fans what they wanted: a title winning performance from the home team. Two tries, one at the end of the first half and one right at the end of the game, proved to be the difference as New Zealand edged South Africa 31-26 in the final of the Port Elizabeth Sevens on Saturday.last_img read more