Lopetegui: We will go to the limit to stop Barca and Messi

first_img E.P. CEST “Barca are a great team and they have Messi too,” said the former Spain and Real Madrid man. “We will try to face them while being recognisable (as ourselves), but taking everything to the limit to stop Messi and the rest. Lopetegui: “Llevaremos todo al límite para parar a Messi y al Barça” IN SPORT.ES 18/06/2020 Upd. at 21:21 Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui is looking forward to Friday’s clash with Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. “We will not think about anything that’s not the game, the team, the level and the demands that an opponent like that means. We’re focused on being capable to answering this great challenge of facing Barcelona, who are strong again and have clear signs of their identity.”last_img read more

The glory days

first_imgBy Russell Bennett Leon Rice can no longer move like he used to along the wing for Hawthorn in the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

2019 TG4 Players’ Player of the Year nominees announced

first_imgThe winners will be revealed at the 2019 TG4 All-Star Awards Banquet, in association with Lidl, which will be held at theCitywest Hotel on Saturday, November 16. The nominees have been announced for the 2019 TG4 Players’ Player of the year awards in the Senior, Intermediate and Juniorgrades. There are two Dublin players in the running for the Senior award, as six-time TG4 All Star Sinéad Goldrick and Siobhán McGrath, who’s won three All-Stars, have been nominated for the prestigious individual accolade alongside Galway’s Louise Ward.  Goldrick and McGrath were named in the 2018 TG4 All Star team, while Goldrick, who scored a crucial goal for Dublin in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final victory over Galway as the Sky Blues claimed three-in-a-row, is a previous Senior Players’ Player of the Year nominee from 2012.McGrath and Ward are both nominated for the Senior Players’ Player of the Year award for the first time.Both Goldrick and Ward are preparing for huge games next Sunday, as they line out for their respective clubs in provincialSenior club finals.Goldrick is a key player for Dublin outfit Foxrock-Cabinteely, who are aiming for a fifth straight Leinster Senior title whenthey tackle Laois representatives Sarsfields.Ward and Kilkerrin-Clonberne, meanwhile, will aim to retain their Connacht crown when they face off against Roscommon outfitKilbride.All three Senior Players’ Player of the Year nominees have also been nominated for TG4 All Star awards.After producing a Player of the Match display in the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final, Aishling Moloney is nominated fora Players’ Player of the Year award in this grade.Moloney, who was also nominated for the Intermediate award in 2017, is joined on the three-player shortlist by Tipperary colleague Orla O’Dwyer, and Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk.Moloney and McGuirk are also nominated for TG4 All Star awards.In the Junior grade, Louth’s TG4 All-Ireland winning captain Kate Flood could be collecting a third Players’ Player of theYear award.Flood, a winner in 2015 and 2018, is nominated again after lifting the West County Hotel for the Wee County at Croke Parkon September 15.Flood produced a Player of the Match display in the Final victory over Fermanagh but she faces stiff opposition in the raceto be crowned TG4 Junior Players’ Player of the Year.Fermanagh’s prolific young forward Eimear Smyth, who was The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month for April, is also nominated,as is Hannah Noonan, a former Dublin player who enjoyed an excellent season for beaten All-Ireland semi-finalists London.The nominees in all three categories have all been selected by their fellow players, who could not vote for their own team-mates.TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year Award NomineesSinéad Goldrick (Dublin)*Siobhán McGrath (Dublin)*Louise Ward (Galway)*TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year Award NomineesMonica McGuirk (Meath)*Aishling Moloney (Tipperary)*Orla O’Dwyer (Tipperary)TG4 Junior Players’ Player of the Year Award NomineesKate Flood (Louth)Hannah Noonan (London)Eimear Smyth (Fermanagh)*(also nominated for a TG4 All Star award) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway hurling selector Fergal Healy on OTL

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway hurling selector Fergal Healy joined Gerry Murphy, Sean Walsh and George McDonagh on Over the Line this week to talk about the senior squad’s current training regime during the Lockdown and the prospect of any action at club or county level this year…last_img

Mercedes boss Wolff signs new deal

first_img0Shares0000Toto Wolff (left) talks to Niki Lauda ahead of the 2013 German Grand Prix in Nuerburg © DPA/AFP/File / JENS BUETTNERSTUTTGART, Germany, Feb 20 – Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have extended their deals with the world champions until at least 2020.Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the Daimler conglomerate that includes Mercedes, said that under Wolff and ex-drivers’ champion Lauda: “The results have exceeded our expectations.” Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton and the now-retired Nico Rosberg as lead drivers, have dominated the world championship since 2014. They have won the drivers’ and team titles for three years in a row.The announcement came ahead of Hamilton and new teammate Valtteri Bottas unveiling the new Mercedes car at Silverstone in England on Thursday.The first Formula One testing of the season starts in Barcelona next Monday, leaving one month before the season starts in Australia on March 26.Mercedes will be looking to extend their domination and see Wolff, who has a 30% shareholding in the Formula One team, in particular as a key element.“It’s great news that Toto and Niki have extended their agreements,” said Zetsche.“In 2013, we restructured the management of the team with the clear goal of improving our performance. Since then, however, the results have exceeded our expectations.“A key factor in this success has been the combination of Toto’s entrepreneurial skills and Niki’s experience. Their renewed commitment gives our programme important continuity for the next four years.”Wolff, who joined Mercedes from Williams in 2013, one year after Lauda became the team’s non-executive chairman, has brilliantly kept the lid on the bitter Hamilton-Rosberg rivalry to steer the team to success.“Winning is never down to single individuals — it is about the right group of people coming together, aligning themselves with a common objective and then combining their talents to achieve that target,” said the Austrian.“Each day I come to the factory, I am humbled to have the privilege of representing this inspiring group of people.”Lauda, the three-time world champion who also has a 10 per cent holding in the team, added: “The last few years have been some of the most enjoyable I have had in Formula One.“Toto and I formed a perfect partnership at Mercedes and we have a great team on every level that has delivered results.”Lauda and Wolff had formed a managerial triumvirate with Paddy Lowe, but the Briton left in January and since been replaced by James Allison, formerly of Ferrari.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Roma to rival West Ham and Tottenham for £12million Ukraine star

first_img Yevhen Konoplyanka 1 Roma are ready to battle West Ham and Tottenham for the signature of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.The Ukraine international has been attracting interest from several Premier League clubs this year.Liverpool failed to sign him in January, West Ham made an unsuccessful move for him last month, while Tottenham have also been monitoring his situation.The Reds appear to have dropped their interest in the attacker after an array of summer signings, but he is still understood to be on West Ham and Spurs’ radars.Now, according to TMW, Roma have joined the race for Konoplyanka after their top transfer target, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, signed a new deal with Monaco.Konoplyanka reportedly has a release clause of £12million, an amount which has only added to the interest surrounding the 24-year-old.However, if Roma are to bring in the Dnipro star manager Rudi Garcia has been told he must sell players first to raise funds.Serbia international Adem Ljajic, who was close to joining Manchester United in 2010, is the man likely to be shown the exit door, with Konoplyanka arriving as a direct replacement.last_img read more

Revealed! Longest winning streaks in English football in all comps: City next?

first_img Joint fourth: Man United – Won 11 games in a row in all comps between 17 August and 28 September 1985 (10 league games and one League Cup). Click the arrow to see which clubs can match or better United’s record! – After losing the 1985 Charity Shield to champions Everton, FA Cup holders Manchester United won their first 10 games of the league season, plus a League Cup tie away to Crystal Palace, to make it 11 wins in a row. There is contention surrounding this run, however, as the Red Devils were beaten 4-2 at home by Everton on 18 September in the short-lived ScreenSport Super Cup, a competition designed to make up for the loss of European games following the UEFA ban on English clubs after the Heysel Stadium disaster. The Super Cup is not considered a major trophy* and rarely features in official season results, so we have excluded it here. Sadly for United boss Ron Atkinson, the club’s great start to the season didn’t last and a year later he was sacked, replaced by some bloke named Alex Ferguson. Click the arrow above to see which clubs can boast better winning streaks than the Red Devils. 7 7 Manchester City have won 10 games in a row in all competitions – find out how this compares with the best winning streaks in English club football history by clicking the arrow above! – A win against Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday night will see City equal Tottenham’s record start to an English season, of 11 wins in a row. Although, Spurs achieved all their wins in the league, which remains a record start to a season in Europe’s major leagues. Check out the top four winning streaks in English football history by clicking the arrow above. 1. Arsenal – Won 14 games in a row in all competitions (10 league games and four League Cup matches) between 12 September and 17 November 1987 – The Gunners began the 1987/88 season under the management of George Graham with a 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool, but went on an incredible run of 14 consecutive wins in all competitions, going top of the table by mid-November. Unfortunately, Liverpool were in remarkable form too, and didn’t lose in their first 29 league games to streak away in first place. The Gunners, meanwhile, saw their winning run ended by a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton at the end of November. They did go on to reach the League Cup final (losing to Luton Town) and the next season ended an 18-year wait for the title. Arsenal also boast the record for most consecutive Premier League matches won in a row between 10 February and 18 August 2002. The first 13 of those victories saw the Gunners clinch the 2001/02 title, while the 14th took them beyond Spurs’ top flight record for consecutive wins. 7 Joint fourth: Liverpool – Won 11 games in a row in all comps in 2006 (9 league games and 2 FA Cup ties) and 1989 (9 league and 2 FA Cup). Click the arrow to see which grand old English club can match this record run… – Liverpool have won 11 consecutive games in all competitions on two occasions, between 18 February and 11 April 1989 under the management of Kenny Dalglish, and between 15 March and 7 May 2006 with Rafael Benitez in charge. In 1989 the run put Liverpool back in the league title race, but was interrupted and overshadowed by the Hillsborough disaster. 17 years later Benitez’s Liverpool surged into the Champions League places and into the FA Cup final off the back of their winning streak, which came to an end under happy circumstances, when the Reds drew 3-3 with West Ham in Cardiff, but won the cup on penalties. 2. Tottenham – Won 13 games in a row (all league) between 23 April and 1 October 1960. Click the arrow to find out which team is number one… – Spurs’ remarkable run began with a 3-1 win at Wolves and ended with a 4-0 win away to the same opposition. In between, they set a top flight record of 11 consecutive wins at the start of a league season, and by the end of the 1960/61 campaign had won the first League and FA Cup double since Aston Villa in 1897. Joint fourth: Aston Villa – Won 11 games in a row in all comps between 20 March and 18 September 1897 (9 league games and 2 FA Cup ties) – The 1896/97 season ended gloriously for Villa, as they wrapped up the league title with five consecutive wins, then won the double beating Liverpool in the FA Cup semis and Everton in the final (pictured above at the old Crystal Palace stadium, with views about as good as West Ham’s London Stadium). They won four more league games at the start of the following season, but couldn’t keep it up and ended up sixth. 7 7 3. Everton – Won 12 games in a row (all league) between 24 March and 13 October 1894. Click the arrow to see which legendary team is second! – Everton originally played at Anfield and won their first league title there in 1891, but a dispute with the landlord led the Toffees to move across Stanley Park (and to the founding of Liverpool FC). In 1894 it looked like Everton might claim their second title, winning their first eight games of the season, having won the last four of the previous campaign. But after beating Liverpool 3-0 at Goodison on 13 October, the run came to an end with a 4-3 defeat at Blackburn, and the Blues ended the season in second place, behind Sunderland. Manchester City have started the Pep Guardiola era in sensational style.Since the Spaniard took over, City have won all 10 of the competitive matches they have played so far this season.That includes six Premier League wins, two Champions League qualifiers, one Champions League group game and an EFL Cup match.Next up for City it’s Celtic in the Champions League, followed by Tottenham in the Premier League.Two more wins would see them overtake Tottenham’s 11 wins on the bounce from the start of the 1960/61 season.But how does this City run compare with the best ever string of victories recorded by English top flight clubs?We’ve got the answer, in the gallery above.*Please note, only English top flight games and major cup competitions have been included in these statistics. 7 7last_img read more

Doubles are singled out

first_imgLANCASTER – Lancaster High tennis standouts Jesica Abraguin’s and Linda Reickgenannt’s best hope of making a deep playoff run is as doubles partners. But on Tuesday, Lancaster’s best hope of winning a pivotal Golden League match against Highland was splitting doubles partners so they could compete on the singles circuit. Lancaster co-coach Dionne Werthmann’s lineup shuffle worked to perfection as Reickgenannt, a junior German exchange student who is among the league’s best players, swept all three of her matches to lead Lancaster to a 10-8 victory over Highland. The victory was significant because it positions Lancaster (7-2) to finish league play in a tie for second with Highland (8-1), which has yet to play the 17-time league champion Quartz Hill (8-0) in the second round of league. Rebels watch: That defending Southern Section Div.IV semifinalist Quartz Hill is ranked No.2 in the most recent Div.IV poll shouldn’t be a surprise. But considering the Rebels fell off the rankings completely after being ranked in the top 10 most of last season, Quartz Hill coach Bill Lenaway isn’t taking anything for granted. Lenaway said he thinks his team has fallen in the rankings in recent years because the league isn’t known for being as competitive as the Southern Section’s coastal regions. Rankings are the basis for playoff seeding, meaning if Quartz Hill retains its current ranking, it wouldn’t be paired with top-ranked Sage Hill of Newport Coast until the finals. “I’m glad to see it,” Lenaway said. “The last few years we weren’t ranked, and then we went on to prove ourselves (in the Southern Section playoffs). I’m hoping we’re staying up there because we’re supporting our ranking.” Quartz Hill remained on course to win its 18th consecutive league title after Thursday’s 15-3 victory over Lancaster. “Again, (Lenaway’s) got enough depth to beat Highland and Lancaster,” Werthmann said. “That’s the story of his career.” Talent showcase: Thursday’s 15-3 loss to Quartz Hill featured an eagerly anticipated matchup between Reickgenannt and Rebels sensation Ashley Litchfield. Litchfield, one of the league’s all-time best, won the match 6-2, but Reickgenannt’s moxie impressed her coach. “There was a lot of pressure for her to beat Ashley, and I know she put a lot of pressure on herself,” Werthmann said. “Ashley rarely loses games, so I thought Reickgenannt played well.” Rescheduled: Quartz Hill was scheduled to play Littlerock on Wednesday in a makeup of its match scheduled for Tuesday that was postponed because of a power outage at Quartz Hill. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’If Lancaster and Highland finish league tied, the automatic Southern Section team playoff berth would be decided by a coin toss. Lancaster avenged a 10-8 loss to Highland in the first round of league, when Abraguin and Reickgenannt played doubles. Lancaster’s doubles teams won six of nine matches, with Anne Zimmerman and Brittany Carter going 3-0. “All my girls played as tough as they could and earned every point that they could because they wanted to secure second place even if it was in a tie because they’d rather lose in a coin flip than lose outright,” Werthmann said. “We also wanted to show that we could beat Highland.” last_img read more

Souness fears Mane and Salah will ‘have heads turned’ if bids are made

first_img Getty Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored 53 goals between them last season 1 LATEST MOST READ IN FOOTBALL TROPHY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea It would not be surprising if teams try and tempt them away from Anfield in the summer with both Madrid and Barcelona looking to make changes.Souness fears that one, or both, of them could be targeted during the transfer window.The Reds have previously seen star players Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho sold to Barcelona in recent years.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:52Loaded: 8.81%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… JIBE SORRY LIVE ON talkSPORT gameday cracker latest Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Graeme Souness believes Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah could have their heads turned if Real Madrid or Barcelona try to sign them.The pair have been unstoppable for Liverpool this season as they shared the Premier League Golden Boot, along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. “Real Madrid and Barcelona will be sniffing round Salah and Mane and I think one of them will be targeted this summer,” Souness told Independent.ie.“Both of those clubs are in the process of rebuilding and they tend to tempt any player when they go after them.“We saw that in the past with Luiz Suarez and Philippe Coutinho and even though they enjoyed playing for Liverpool, their heads were turned when Barcelona wanted them. That will happen again now with Salah and Mane.” Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Netherlands vs England (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTFrance vs South Korea (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTDenmark vs Republic of Ireland (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Croatia vs Wales (Saturday, 2pm) – talkSPORTEngland vs Scotland (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORT Fans go wild as Liverpool celebrate their Champions League victory with bus parade They were also instrumental in Jurgen Klopp’s attacking front three as they claimed the Champions League trophy.Salah scored 27 goals last season, including a penalty in the final against Tottenham, while Mane hit the net 26 times.last_img read more

Kilmarnock announce appointment of Steve Clarke as manager

first_imgThe club are bottom of the Premiership on goal difference, having picked up only three points but will move up if they defeat Partick Thistle on Saturday. Paul McDonald will take charge of the side for that match before Clarke takes on his full duties. Kilmarnock have announced the appointment of Steve Clarke as their new manager.The 54-year old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Rugby Park to become Lee McCulloch’s successor.“I’m delighted to be back in football and I’m especially delighted to be named Kilmarnock manager,” Clarke told Kilmarnock’s official website.“In my discussions with the board we spoke about stability and while we need to fix the current situation, I’m looking to provide that stability to this great club. “I’m looking forward to working with the board, staff, players and supporters to ensure future success at the club.”He will be assisted by former Blackpool and Charlton Athletic defender Alex Dyer. Clarke was out of work after leaving Aston Villa last season and has previously managed Reading and West Bromwich Albion. Prior to working as a manager in his own right he was assistant boss at Liverpool, West Ham, Chelsea and Newcastle United.McCulloch left his role at the beginning of October after failing to win any of the team’s first eight Premiership games.last_img read more