first_imgTo compare how things have changed we can remember that, Before the appointment of the Metropolitan, the Liverpool pass was paid at 1.33. And for example For the first leg itself, the Premier leader was already very favorite: his victory at Wanda Metropolitano was paid between 2.15 and 2.3, and that of Atlético at 3.5-3.75. According to the quotas of Betfair, that the Atleti advance round is paid to 1.73 and Liverpool to 2.1. That is to say that it is at odds, but slightly in favor of the rojiblancos, whom, remember, they are worth the victory, the tie or the defeat by a goal if it marks. The 1-0 lead to extra time and then to penalties. In bet365, the mattress pass is 1.7 and the net, to 2.05. Downward confidenceLiverpool have accumulated poor results in the Champions, Premier and FA Cup that have undermined the confidence of the bettors. In fact, according to the report of Betfair, in the last week the bets in favor of Liverpool have fallen 66%. After the first leg (February 18), Klopp’s were still slightly favorites and his comeback with a quarter pass was paid at 1.95. Still, globally, 82% of the stake is to trust the reigning champion.Regarding results, the 1-1 (which would give the pass to Atlético) is the one that has received the most bets, with 18%. They are followed by 16% at 1-0 (would lead to overtime, but in the betting they look at the 90th minute) and 13% at 0-0.center_img What was thought on the day of the draw on the tie between Liverpool and Atlético to what the bets foresee today It has changed a lot. The Klopp team it has been almost since the beginning of the course one of the favorites to take the Champions, of which he is the current champion, but after the 1-0 first leg and the doubts generated by his latest results have changed the picture. So much so that the day before Anfield’s appointment, the favorite to go to the quarters is … Atlético!last_img read more

first_imgAnother issue that has been discussed is the possible suspension of soccer players’ salaries: at the moment, it is considering blocking March payments, although it will take a negotiation with the soccer federation and association to achieve an agreement. The Serie A teams, on the other hand, did not discuss the training issue, which had already caused some tension, with Lazio wanting to return to work on Monday. The clubs will follow the averages of the authorities: the emergency is still very serious and another government decree should arrive this weekend. The Serie A clubs met again by teleconference this afternoon, discussing the latest news of the coronavirus emergency. Impossible, for the moment, to establish a date to resume the championships, although it seems certain that, achieving it until May 10, it would be possible to conclude the season before June 30: if this were not the case, an agreement would have to be sought to extend contracts and transfers until July. In the worst case, if the championships will have to be permanently suspended, the losses would be around 800 million euros and the state’s help would have to be asked to save the movement, with several clubs condemned to bankruptcy in this situation. The idea of ​​the playoffs and playouts, apparently, has not conquered anyone.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_imgBut the people in charge of the turf in the municipal stadium and in I was going. They go every day, in person, so that the grass does not spoil. Some professionals in the communication, marketing, sponsorship and advertising and even ticketing services are also activated. In this case, they do go to the offices of the Baskonia Group sitas in the Buesa Arena. Between all of them and some managers involved, the events that are planned, basically solidarity, are covered. Broadly speaking, it can be agreed that there is one person per department working in person on a daily basis. All of them are, logically, subject to the ERTE of the company.The trips are made from home to an environment far from the city center. It is easy to park without problems and then move around the facilities with little risk of contagion due to the existing spaces. Hygienic and cleaning measures are extreme and protocols are continuously carried out to prevent the spread of the virus.In the case of the gardeners of the sports city of I was going and that of Mendizorroza, they are alone in their functions and do not put anyone at risk. When there is new activity, it will be necessary to carry out the cleaning tasks and very demanding control protocols will be carried out for all those who come there. Only minimally necessary workers and athletes will appear. For example, press conferences with face-to-face journalists are ruled out. No one is totally stopped because, for example, the club’s executives continue to do business but from home. Too the players who train at their homes every day supervised by the coaching staff and the club doctors. But they do not go to the usual places of work: Mendizorroza, I was going or the sports city of Bakh. Some facilities are directly closed.last_img read more

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has hailed Stafanie Taylor’s capture of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 International Cricketer of the Year award and says the honour will further boost women’s cricket in the region.The 24-year-old Taylor was on Wednesday honoured with the award for the year 2015 by cricket’s world governing body after dominating the international circuit with 340 runs from nine matches, including three half-centuries, during the period under review.”Stafanie has demonstrated that she is not just an excellent batter and bowler, but also a very good leader,” Cameron said.FANTASTIC JOB”She did a fantastic job when she took over the captaincy against Pakistan earlier this year and was immediately rewarded with a series victory.”This award will help raise the profile of women’s cricket in the West Indies, as it is further proof that young women in the Caribbean can rise to the top of the world in their chosen endeavour,” he added.The right-handed Taylor has been a prolific scorer for West Indies ever since making her debut as a 16-year-old in 2008. Such form landed her the ICC One-Day International (ODI) Player of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012.Last September, she was elevated to the post of captain and inspired her side to a 3-0 victory over touring Pakistan women in the T20 series and a 3-1 win in the ODI series.She plundered 261 runs at an average of 130 in the ODIs to earn the Player of the Series award.Cameron said Taylor had been an “outstanding representative and ambassador” throughout her career.”On behalf of the WICB and the various stakeholders in West Indies cricket, I want to extend congratulations to Stafanie on winning this major award on the ICC cricketing calendar,” Cameron noted.”She has been an outstanding representative and ambassador for West Indies from the first time she set foot on the international stage back in 2008, and she keeps getting better.”last_img read more

first_img Subsequent tests showed that Narine’s action was exceeding the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under ICC regulations. He has since undergone rehabilitation on his action and is scheduled to be tested at the Loughborough University in England next month. “On the weekend, he looked good and is bowling quite well,” said manager of Queen’s Park Cricket Club, Guillen, after Narine captured two for 37 in a 10-over spell to help his club Queen’s Park beat Clarke Road by 32 runs in the opening round of the 50-overs championship. “The issue I think would not be passing the test, but getting ready for the World T20, which is major. We are confident that he would be ready, but at the moment his ambition is to get past the test, which he should take in about two or three weeks’ time.” Narine has been included in a West Indies 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup pending the outcome of the Loughborough test. The West Indies start their campaign on March 16, when they face England in Mumbai. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Officials monitoring the remodelled action of West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine say he is now bowling within limits stipulated by ICC regulations. Local match referee Michael Ragoonath and cricket administrator Jeffrey Guillen both said they saw nothing to be concerned about while watching Narine’s new action in local matches over the weekend. Ragoonath, who was referee for two matches involving Narine, said he received no negative reports from any of the umpires who officiated. “I stood as match referee for both games and the only way I can act is if a bowler is reported by the onfield umpires,” Ragoonath told the Guardian. “Sunil played in both games and the umpires did not report anything to me. What I did was to video tape his bowling to have a look at it and when we sat down and viewed the footage, we found him to be well within the limits allowed for bending of the arm.” Narine had not bowled competitively since being forced out of the Bangladesh Premier League last November and was reported during West Indies’ series against Sri Lanka. REHABILITATION ON HIS ACTIONlast_img read more

first_imgARSENAL (4-2-3-1)OSPINA,BELLERIN, KOSCIELNY, GABRIEL, MONREAL,ELNENEY, COQUELIN,IWOBI, OZIL, SANCHEZ,WELBECKDEENEY, IGHALO,BEHRAMI, CAPOUE, SUAREZ, JURADO,AKE, BRITOS, CATHCART, NYOM,GOMESWATFORD (4-4-2)Since beating Barclays League leaders Leicester City in mid-February, Arsenal have won just once in the league in four games, the 2-0 victory at Everton last time out.That poor run leaves the Gunners 11 points behind Leicester and six behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are second.Watford have kept only two clean sheets in their last 13 Premier League games but on March 13 they won 2-1 at the Emirates in the FA Cup quarter-finals to set up a Wembley semi-final against Crystal Palace.That was Watford’s first win at Arsenal since 1988, when they won 1-0 at Highbury in the old First Division.Since then, Arsenal have won five out of five in the league against the Hornets, most recently the 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road in October, with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey.Watford arrive on the back of three straight defeats, a run which has seen them drop to 14th in the Premier League and just 11 points clear of the relegation zone. One more victory should assure Watford of their Premier League place but they have won only five times away from home in the league, most recently at Crystal Palace in February.Arsenal are still without Santi Cazorla, Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere. There is a chance that goalkeeper Petr Cech can return after a five-match absence caused by a calf injury. Mathieu Flamini is another to have to go undergo a test.Watford, meanwhile, are still missing Joel Ekstrand, Rene Gilmartin and Tommy Hoban.last_img read more

first_img STREAKY BOWLER Asked to lead England’s attack in the absence of Jimmy Anderson, the 6-foot-5 Broad grabbed the new ball under gray skies and with a hint of rain in the air. In those conditions, and when his tail is up, you wouldn’t want another bowler at your disposal. Broad has been described as a streaky bowler – going through as many barren patches as hot spells – and it was reckoned he’d never top the burst of 6-20 in 45 balls that led England to an Ashes-clinching win in Durham in 2013. But from the moment he enticed an edge from Chris Rogers on the third ball of the day, there was no stopping him. Australia just couldn’t handle Broad’s length and movement off the seam. It was fitting that 54 balls later, Broad was the player to finish off the tourists with the wicket of Nathan Lyon. “I’ve always been one of these bowlers who gets on a rhythm and picks up wickets in a short space of time,” Broad said. “But I never dreamt I’d be able to get eight wickets in a spell. “It’s a bit of a freak day, but it’s what you work hard for, those moments when it all works for you. It’s great to have a personal best against Australia.” NOTTINGHAM, England (AP): In his pre-match rally, England captain Alastair Cook called on a teammate to make the telling intervention in the fourth Ashes Test so their “name will be etched in history forever”. That man proved to be Stuart Broad. It couldn’t get any better for Broad yesterday. Career-best numbers of 8-15 in just 9.3 overs. The best figures by a pace bowler in the 133-year history of the Ashes. Only the fifth player to take 300 wickets for England. Moving your team to the cusp of a series win against all the odds. And all that on your home ground. “The perfect day” was Broad’s assessment after helping to dismiss Australia for just 60 in 18.3 overs on an extraordinary first day at Trent Bridge. England finished the day on 274-4, with a lead of 214 runs and one hand on the little urn. The last time Broad delivered such a devastating spell of bowling, he was playing for his school at under-15 level and returned figures of 7-12. It hardly compares to the stage on which he found himself yesterday.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago held United States to a nil-draw in Port-of-Spain, while at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines suffered their second straight drubbing with a 4-0 defeat to Guatemala in CONCACAF semi-final round 2018 World Cup Qualifying matches on Tuesday.Meanwhile, in Panama City, Costa Rica beat Panama 2-1 at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 on Clayton Donaldson’s 62nd-minute goal, the victory moving them off the bottom of Group B into third spot behind leaders Costa Rica, who have six points from two wins in as many outings.In Group C, T&T lie second on four points behind the USA, who also have four points but lead the group by virtue of a superior goal difference. SVG remain rock bottom after two losses.SVG, who were hammered 6-1 by the US in their opener, suffered a similar fate when Cincotta scored in the 23rd minute and Mynor Lopez nine minutes later to give Guatemala a 2-0 half-time lead.Three minutes after the break, Denniss Lopez added a third with Gerson Tinoco scoring nine minutes from the end to wrap up the comprehensive win.last_img read more

first_imgMADRID (AP):Barcelona sent a strong message to AtlÈtico Madrid and Real Madrid yesterday, demolishing Deportivo La CoruÒa 8-0 to end a four-game winless streak and keep their lead in the Spanish League.Luis Su·rez scored four goals and set up three others to help Barcelona stop their free fall and show their determination to win the league for a second year in a row despite recent struggles.Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mark Bartra, and Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Catalan club at the Riazor Stadium in La CoruÒa.The much-needed win gave Barcelona 79 points to keep them ahead of AtlÈtico Madrid, who defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 with a 38th-minute goal by striker Fernando Torres for their eighth win in nine league games. AtlÈtico also reached 79 points, but they trail Barcelona on tiebreakers.Real Madrid stayed one point behind Barcelona and AtlÈtico with four rounds to go after a 3-0 win over Villarreal. Karim Benzema opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the 41st; Lucas Vazquez added a second in the 69th; and Luka Modric rounded off in the 76th.”The team was phenomenal from the first minute until the last,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, whose team has won eight league games in a row.Cristiano Ronaldo left the match just before the final whistle with an apparent right-leg muscle injury. The club said he would undergo tests as a precaution today, but it did not appear to be a serious problem.last_img read more