• The four scenarios to decide the future of LaLiga

    first_imgLaLiga has put the brakes on the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of the 2019-20 season is in the air and Luis Rubiales has already confirmed that they move in four possible scenarios. In two of them Barcelona would finish as champion of the present edition of the First Division and Cádiz as that of the Second, achieving promotion to LaLiga Santander. The decision will be made on March 25 in a joint Commission between members of the Royal Spanish Football Federation and LaLiga. But if there is a conflict between both parties and an agreement is not reached, it will be Rubiales who decides.Who decides the future of LaLiga Santander and SmartBank?As stated in the Coordination Agreement signed by Javier Tebas and Luis Rubiales in July 2019, the final classification of the competition will have to be decided by mutual agreement between LaLiga and the Federation. “The proposals on the development of the competition, final classification and determination of the winning clubs correspond to LaLiga, which will need the prior agreement of the RFEF to carry them out.”Article VI of said agreement adds: To this end, a commission will be created, made up of the Secretary General of the RFEF and the person designated by LaLiga and their respective Heads of Competitions, in order to analyze the necessary regulatory changes so that this Commission is competent for all matters. that is referring to sports eventualities during the competition. In case of disagreement it will be the President of the RFEF, or the body in which he delegates, who will finally decide“.Scenario one: play every gameInitially, LaLiga has announced the stoppage of the competition for the next two days. Although this measure could be extended over time if necessary. The problem that the competition finds to end the 38 days played is the calendar, which is loaded with competitions. The decisions made by UEFA, both for the Champions and the Europa League and for the Euro Cup, whose start is set for June 12, will determine the feasibility of concluding the domestic championships in all European leagues. As of today there are only two free dates on the calendar to make up delayed days. It would be April 18 and May 20. If the format of the Champions League were to be suspended or modified (to play a single match all the qualifying rounds) it could free more weeks or another one that is on the table: move the Euro Cup to June 2021. In this way, it would be released in June and all postponed matches could be played.Second scenario: leave the season desertedIf the situation is complicated and the suspension of the championship is extended during the time and the recovery of all the days is unfeasible, the Federation and LaLiga could decide that this season would be deserted in all aspects. There would be no champion in any of the competitions and promotions and descents would be canceled. Participating next season all the teams in the same category that have been doing it in this edition.Third scenario: finish on day 27To date, 27 days have been played. One of the possibilities would be to finish the competition until the last date played. What would leave Barcelona as league champion, Madrid, Seville and Real Sociedad in Champions League positions; to Getafe and Atlético in the Europa League, and Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol would descend to Second. Instead, Cádiz and Zaragoza would ascend directly.But this scenario would not have many options for a reason: not everyone has faced each other the same number of times. Crashing against the purity of the competition. Term that has been used on many occasions by the Federation itself to prevent the competition from taking away from Spain and playing on neutral ground.Fourth scenario: results of the first roundAnother possible scenario if the competition cannot continue is for the champion to be decided, the European positions and the descents and promotion. according to the results obtained in the first round of the competition. There everyone would have faced each other on one occasion. In this way, Barcelona would also be proclaimed league champion but for the goal difference with Madrid, since both finished the first round with 40 points. Atlético and Sevilla would be in the Europa League; while Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol would descend.From this option, one could be drawn that has been considered in Serie A. Which is to play a playoff for the title and another for relegation, if there was time to play a game, but not the total of the remaining eleven days.last_img read more

  • Djokovic will have to wait to find his Olympic gold

    first_imgThe tennis world has additionally given its opinion on the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has already left greater than 400,000 contaminated worldwide.One in every of these reactions has been that of Novak Djokovic, the final tennis champion within the capital of Japan after successful the Rakuten Open final yr. Djokovic regretted the suspension though he believes it’s the proper choice. “I had this photograph taken final yr in Japan. I’m saddened that the Olympics are postponed however I’m certain it’s the proper choice for the collective well being of all of us who had been going. I’m trying ahead to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 “, wrote the Serbian on his Twitter account. – Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 25, 2020And is that Olympics are pending for Novak Djokovic. The Serbian has gained all the things on the circuit, with all 4 Grand Slam, ATP Finals, all Masters 1,000, Davis Cup and ATP Cup … however the Olympic gold resists him, one thing that Nothingl (in singles in Beijing 2008 and in doubles with Marc López in Rio 2016) and Federer (in doubles along with Wawrinka additionally in Beijing 2008) in the event that they have. Djokovic was bronze in Beijing 2008 however he was left and not using a medal in London 2012 and in Rio 2016 he misplaced within the first spherical to Juan Martín del Potro. The Belgrade tennis participant is already Tokyo in 2021 to put the completion to his sensible report. Took this photograph final yr in Japan. I’m unhappy the @olympics are postponed, however I’m certain it‘s the precise choice for the collective well being of everybody concerned. Let’s look ahead to Tokyo #Olympics 2021 🙏🏼🙌🏼🎾 pic.twitter.com/nba0qvcAGClast_img read more

  • Gravina: “We want to start with tests and training in May”

    first_imgSeries A prepares its gradual and prudent return to green. Slowly, the clubs are starting the preparation for the return to training and this Sunday Gabriele Gravina, speaking in ‘Sky Sport’, confirmed it: “As soon as there will be conditions, we will finish the championships. We do not have an expiration date for that: we are starting the hands of FIFA and our technical-scientific committee “. The president of the Italian soccer federation announced that the next steps will be decided these days: “Very soon we will have a meeting: there is a protocol and we will communicate it. At the beginning of next month I hope that we can start with the tests, to guarantee the negativity to the COVID-19 of the athletes and after that the training will begin.”Gravina left the door open to the idea of ​​playing throughout the next summer: “We don’t have any deadlines, the idea is for the competitions to end.”last_img read more

  • Reguilón interests PSG

    first_imgA few days ago, without going any further, he declared this: “I know what Monchi thinks, that he loves me very much. I also love my colleagues, the people, Seville and the city. But when the season ends, I have to return to Madrid and we’ll see what happens to everything. Until then, I only think about finishing the season well, doing my best and starting from that basis, whatever God wants. For work, desire and effort, I will leave everything. I’m not just talking about Monchi or Lopetegui anymore, it’s that the club workers have also shown me all their love from day one. My colleagues, with whom I spend the day to day, make my life easier. People greet and cheer me on the street … ‘you’re a crack!’. I have always felt a lot of affection for me in Seville “. Paris Saint-Germain is interested in Real Madrid winger Sergio Reguilón, on loan this season from Sevilla. Reguilón, 23, was completing an interesting season as a man from Nervén and in principle he had to return to the Madrid discipline at the end of this season. According to RMC, the French club has him on his agenda along with also former white Theo Hernández, who signed for Milan, and Porto’s Brazilian Alex Telles.PSG will lose Kurzawa, who is free, and is looking for new tenants for his left wing. Reguilón started the campaign in Nervión as a shot and then had a slump in his game from which he came back with good performances in the last days. He has a contract at the Santiago Bernabéu until 2023 and Sevilla also contemplated the possibility of obtaining his loan for another year, something that is not clear right now. The winger has always declared himself to be very comfortable in the capital of Andalusia.last_img read more

  • Nadal and Verdasco, waiting to achieve their record in Madrid

    first_imgThe Mutua Madrid Open was scheduled from Could 3 to 10 in the Spanish capital. The truth is, this Sunday the ultimate would have to be performed in the Caja Mágica. Within the midst of the world well being disaster, the event was postponed. At first, it was already thought in 2021 and that this season there can be no event, however with the passage of the weeks a small choice opened to relocate the appointment in September-October, relying on the progress of the pandemic on the international stage. It appears difficult. On this means, a record that Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco may achieve could have to wait. Each have 17 participations in the event, the identical as Feliciano López, who from his place as director, regardless of being lively, can not take part as a participant. Final season these two gamers equaled their model, and in 2020 it was deliberate that each positioned on the high with 18. That’s, all editions besides the inaugural one, in 2002, in which Feliciano was and in which there are solely lively, in addition to Toledo, Federer and Robredo of the 45 who shaped that image.Nadal has received 5 instances (2005, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017), with an awesome command because the appointment in Madrid turned on land. It presents a stability of 52-12 in the capital in accordance to the ATP. He has reached the quarterfinals all the time besides in 2012 … when Verdasco eradicated him. That yr and in 2009, he reached the penultimate spherical, this being his most cap in the event.last_img read more

  • Defending champs Milex Eagles post first round win

    first_imgKINGSTON:Defending champions, the Milex Eagles, got off to a winning start in 2016 KPMG Squash League which kicked off on Tuesday at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.The tournament will see 16 teams vying for top honours. However, the competition’s handicap format adds an element of unpredictability to the proceedings as it creates a level playing field among players, regardless of experience and skill levels.Milex Eagles look like a good bet for two in a row as they beat Lemons Aide 3-0 in the first round of play. The team now includes two decorated junior champions; All Jamaica Under-17 Boys Champion, Tahjia Lumley who beat Don Nemhard 20/21, 21/18, 21/17, 21/18; and Caribbean Under-19 Girls Champion, Akelia Wiltshire from Guyana, who defeated Raymond Donaldson 21/17, 17/21, 21/19, 21/19. Alex Jordan sealed the deal for the Eagles when she beat Stewart Maxwell 21/12, 21/18, 23/20.In contrast, the Transformers, another highly touted team, had a rocky start losing 0-2 to Lemons Black & Tan. Former All Jamaica Ladies Champion, Alyssa Mullings, was beaten 21/19, 18/21, 20/22, 21/12, 15/21 by veteran Bobby Vaughan and rising star Mia Lake went down 19/21, 21/19, 9/21, 20/23 to Anthony Ayoub.New entrants, Levy Tax headlined by 13-time All Jamaica Men’s Champion, Wayne Burrowes, beat UTech Saints 2-1. Burrowes beat Mario O’Connor 11/21, 21/19, 21/18, 21/19 to give his team the lead; then Luke Roberts followed on by defeating Mike Fennel 21/17, 21/13, 21/11. Sebastian Levy lost to Sean Flynn 21/10, 21/11, 21/6; but Levy Tax had already secured the overall win.Similarly, debutantes, the Dream Team beat the Screaming Eagles 2-1. Nicholas Benjamin beat Stewart Murray 21/11, 17/21, 19/21, 21/9, 21/19 to put the Dream Team ahead but then Shane Murray beat Richard Ardito 21/16, 23/21, 21/14. However, Adam Ardito defeated Rajeev Venugopal 21/20,23/20, 21/14 and the Dream Team emerged victorious.The tournament, which will also enjoys support from associate sponsors, JN General Insurance, is scheduled to run for eight weeks. The first stage will feature round robin matches in groups of four, and the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals.last_img read more

  • Windies batting fails in loss to India

    first_imgKOLKATA, India, CMC:West Indies’ batting failed miserably as they slumped to a 45-run defeat to hosts India in their opening official warm-up match of the Twenty20 World Cup at Eden Gardens here yesterday.Chasing a challenging 186 for victory, only opener Chris Gayle was good enough to reach the 20s as the Caribbean side were bundled out for 140 in the final over.The left-handed Gayle got exactly 20 from 11 balls, and fellow Jamaican AndrÈ Russell was the next best scorer with 19 from 13 deliveries.West Indies’ run chase was ruined by left-arm spinners Pawan Negi (2-15) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-26), along with seamers Hardik Pandya (2-25) and Mohammed Shami (2-30), all of whom took two wickets each.India had earlier tallied 185 for six from their 20 overs, with opener Rohit Sharma narrowly missing out on three figures with an unbeaten 98.Left-hander Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 31, while opener Shikhar Dhawan got 21.Fast bowler Jerome Taylor (2-26) and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (2-30) were the best bowlers on show for West Indies.Rohit put on 32 off 29 balls for the first wicket with Dhawan and posted a further 24 for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who made seven.However, Benn bowled the left-handed Dhawan in the fifth over and had Rahane stumped in the ninth, to leave India on 56 for two.Rohit then dominated the innings in an 89-run, third-wicket stand with Yuvraj, facing 57 deliveries and counting nine fours and seven sixes.In reply, Gayle and Johnson Charles (18) gave West Indies a robust start, gathering 26 from the first two overs. They had put on 36 off just 21 deliveries when Gayle was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah after striking three fours and a six.Charles, who counted two fours off 13 balls, followed in the next over to a catch at the wicket off Mohammed Shami and Denesh Ramdin, promoted to number four, perished for six at 59 for three at the end of the eighth over.Marlon Samuels, who made 17, and Dwayne Bravo, 13, then carried West Indies to 72 without further loss and seemed to be guiding the side out of trouble.But Samuels was bowled by Jadeja at the start of the 12th over, and with just six runs added in the next over, Bravo also followed as West Indies lost their last seven wickets in quick time for 68 runs.last_img read more

  • Points standing

    first_imgPoints standing P W D L GF GA GD PtsLeicester 36 22 11 3 64 34 30 77Tottenham 36 19 13 4 67 28 39 70Arsenal 36 19 10 7 59 34 25 67Man City 36 19 7 10 68 38 30 64Man U 35 17 9 9 43 31 12 60West Ham 35 15 14 6 60 43 17 59Shampton 36 16 9 11 53 39 14 57Liverpool 35 15 10 10 59 48 11 55Chelsea 35 12 12 11 55 48 7 48Stoke 36 13 9 14 38 52 -14 48 P W D L GF GA GD PtsEverton 35 10 14 11 55 49 6 44Watford 35 12 8 15 36 42 -6 44Swansea 36 11 10 15 37 50 -13 43West Brom 36 10 11 15 32 46 -14 41Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 43 63 -20 41Crystal P 36 10 9 17 36 46 -10 39Newcastle 36 8 9 19 39 64 -25 33Sunderland 35 7 11 17 40 58 -18 3219. Norwich 35 8 7 20 35 61 -26 31Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 27 72 -45 16last_img read more

  • American Pharoah poised for more history

    first_img The Boss On this day, though, Pharoah will be The Boss. “We have a legend here with American Pharoah,” says Dennis Drazen, a management consultant to the track. “People are going to be talking about being there the day American Pharoah ran at Monmouth Park in the Haskell.” Thrilled to have American Pharoah, track officials this week boosted the total purse of the race by $750,000 to a record $1.75 million. The winner’s share is $1.1 million. A record crowd approaching 60,000 is expected. A three-day “Pharoah Phan Phestival” began on Friday, with giveaways, contests and a chance for fans to watch American Pharoah on his morning gallops. About 5,000 showed up Friday. The Triple Crown winner is the overwhelming 1-5 favourite in an eight-horse field going 11/8 miles. “He has so many fans,” says trainer Bob Baffert, who said his wife, Jill, told him that a little TV was tuned in to the Belmont at the beauty salon she goes to in Beverly Hills, California. “There’s people in front of his barn in the mornings and people watching him gallop and cheering for him every time. It’s fun to really share him with the fans.” From the moment American Pharoah won the Belmont, Zayat hasn’t wavered in his desire to keep racing his prized horse – even though he’s sold the breeding rights for what could be as much as $30 million, with a stud fee that could be in the $100,000 range. NEW JERSEY (AP): From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich, people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey of American Pharoah in the weeks after the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. “He’s captured the imagination of the nation,” says Ahmed Zayat, the effusive Egyptian owner who travels the world on business and resides in Teaneck, New Jersey. “More than just a nation, if I dare say.” Today, American Pharoah returns to the races in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, the Jersey Shore track a few furlongs from the home of rocker Bruce Springsteen, whose classic Born to Run has become the Haskell pre-race anthem.last_img read more

  • Gayle, Russell named in Windies T20 squad

    first_img TOP PLAYERS Only recently, he blasted a 12-ball half-century in the Big Bash to equal the record for the fastest ever fifty in T20s. Russell, meanwhile, has become one of the most sought-after T20 players and last year plied his trade in the Indian Premier League, South Africa’s Ram Slam, the Caribbean Premier League, the Bangladesh Premier League, and the Big Bash. He emerged as one of the leading players for Sydney Thunder as they wrapped up the BBL title last week, scoring 185 runs at a strike rate of 186 while taking 16 wickets with his pace bowling. The Windies squad also sees the return of combative left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, who has not played for West Indies since last April after being dropped following England’s Test tour of the Caribbean. Benn, 34, had an outstanding campaign with the ball in the Regional Super50 which wrapped up on Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago, taking 15 wickets to be the tournament’s leading bowler. All-rounder Darren Sammy, who led West Indies to the T20 World Cup title four years go in Sri Lanka and into the semi-finals in Bangladesh in 2014, has been re-appointed skipper. West Indies are set to play in Group One alongside reigning champions Sri Lanka, South Africa, England and yet-to-be determined qualifier. WEST INDIES – Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Sunil Narine, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Andre Russell. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Batting sensation Chris Gayle and all-rounder Andre Russell have both been included in the 15-man West Indies squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in India. Some media reports yesterday announced the squad without Gayle and Russell, sparking some speculation on social media, but CMC Sports understands that the Jamaican pair is definitely part of the Windies campaign for the March 8 to April 3 tournament. The squad, which is yet to be named officially by the West Indies Cricket Board, includes embattled off-spinner Sunil Narine, who is currently banned from bowling internationally. However, Narine is expected to undergo testing on his action at Loughborough University in England next month, before confirming his spot on the side. All eyes will be on Gayle, however, especially after he sparked controversy during the recent Australia Big Bash with his now infamous ‘Don’t blush, baby’ live television interview, where he appeared to openly flirt with Channel Ten’s Mel McLaughlin. The 36-year-old left-hander has played in every T20 World Cup since the inaugural tournament in South Africa eight years ago, when he announced himself in the format with a stunning hundred against the hosts in Johannesburg. He has since become arguably the most valued commodity on the global T20 circuit, and his presence will ensure West Indies will be installed as one of the early favourites.last_img read more