Germany’s decision that football can return this month provided encouragement for players and teams across Europe yesterday that the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic could soon be coming to an end.With COVID-19 infections declining, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the return of the top two leagues could be included in the loosening of lockdown measures. However, supporters will be locked out of stadiums for some time to come across Europe to contain the coronavirus while there is no vaccine. The Bundesliga is now set to be the first major men’s football competition to resume in Europe after the shutdown of the sport across the continent in March. The Dutch, French and Dutch leagues were all cancelled prematurely after governments decided it is not safe for sport to be staged yet – even without fans.“This ensures that the sporting decisions are made on the pitch and not in the boardroom,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the chairman of Bayern Munich, who have a four-point lead over Borussia Dortmund with nine games remaining.“Let’s pick up where you left off, Erling,” Dortmund said in a tweet linking to a compilation of goals by teenage sensation Erling Haaland. PLANS TO BRING BACK FOOTBALL Croatia also announced plans yesterday to bring back football on May 30, and Turkey said it was aiming for June 12 and still hopes to host the postponed UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul in August.The English Premier League and Spain’s La Liga are also seeking government approval to start up again in June.“The return of the Bundesliga is great news for the football industry and marks the way for the staggered return of football that will not be complete until the return of fans to the stadiums,” La Liga President Javier Tebas said. “We are working so that La Liga will resume soon. Yesterday and today we started the path with medical tests. This is good news for European football and for the return to the new normal after this crisis.”The new normal meant players wearing face masks and gloves at Barcelona’s disinfected training facility to undergo medical checks, including COVID-19 tests. They will only be allowed back for individual training sessions once the tests come back negative. Then daily tests will be required.When the league was paused in March, Barcelona held a two-point lead over Real Madrid with 11 games remaining. AP
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Bristol left it late, but crossed for a fourth try in the 73rd minute when referee Ian Tempest awarded a penalty try after a powerful forwards shove.Images courtesy of JMPUK.com
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Two of the most successful current coaches in world football have expressed their views on the revocation of Manchester City’s sentence yesterday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp did not even try to be diplomatic in their comments on the subject. The vice-champions of England have been admitted back to the Champions League, after the sanction of not playing there for 2 years was lifted on appeal to the CAS.City was penalized for violations of financial fair play in European football. “In any case, this is a disgrace – said Mourinho at his briefing before Tottenham’s away match against Newcastle. “If Manchester City are not guilty, then it is a disgrace to be fined 10 million. If you are innocent, you are not punished.But on the other hand, if you are guilty, you must be punished. And if you’re not, that’s a disgrace again. I’m not saying City is to blame. I’m just saying that if you’re innocent, you won’t pay the fine. I know that money is not a problem for them, but still – it’s ridiculous. If you’re guilty, they have to take you out of the tournament. I have no right to determine who is guilty and who is not. I criticize the decision itself. “Klopp spoke at his press conference before tomorrow’s visit of Liverpool against Arsenal: “I’m looking for the right words, although I don’t even know if it’s right to comment. Unfortunately, I speak my native language and it’s difficult for me … (the briefing is in English). If I had to say it in German , it would be easier to find the words. Let’s just say it was a bad day for football. These rules are made to be followed. In Germany, if you don’t pay and cover your license, you don’t even start the season. “However, the manager of the new champions of the Premier League admitted that there is a positive for him and his team, from the abolition of City’s penalty. “From a selfish personal point of view, I should be happy,” Klopp said. won the Premier League. “
Other LocalSportsJournal.comThe Muskegon Catholic Central baseball team split a doubleheader with state power Frankfort on Saturday at Cornerstone University.Frankfort won the opener 4-0, when All-State pitcher Kirk Myers held MCC to one hit.The Crusaders got even in the second game, grabbing a 4-1 victory. Pitcher Heath Cory stood out for MCC, allowing no earned runs while scattering four hits and striking out four.Max Price had two hits and two RBIs for the Crusaders. Riley St. Amour added a two-run single Zach Fooks had a double and made several strong defensive plays.MCC is now 13-6 on the season. DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $14.99$18.00 Report a problem This item is… × $0.00 Not relevant Not relevant ENDS IN Displayed poorly × Inappropriate / Offensive FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Bestseller Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 ENDS IN 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … DEAL OF THE DAY Other DEAL OF THE DAY Shares Bestseller Bestseller $49.95 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Other Not relevant Displayed poorly ENDS IN Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY × Bestseller Fox Sports Go ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Shop Now Report a problem This item is… MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Inappropriate / Offensive Twelve × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (34271) Other Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (17612) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Not relevant NBC Sports Mail Ads by Amazon Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (2) $9.99 (31628) (822) Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive $15.29$17.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly (7802) Other Report a problem This item is… Bestseller $37.99 (657) ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN × DEAL OF THE DAY × × Displayed poorly × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY The League Other Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Displayed poorly (117) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Share Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again.
WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 21st July, 2020 15:08 IST Last Updated: 21st July, 2020 15:08 IST Australia To Open Rugby League Title Defense Vs Fiji In 2021 Australia will begin the defense of its Rugby League World Cup crown against Fiji in Hull next year. Australia will begin the defense of its Rugby League World Cup crown against Fiji in Hull next year.The 2017 champion’s first match — a rematch of their 2017 semifinal — will be on Oct. 23, just hours after the tournament’s opening match between host England and Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle.Australia, which has won 11 of the 15 men’s World Cups, also faces Scotland in Coventry, and Italy in St. Helens in Group B.England will also face France in Bolton and debutant Greece in Sheffield in Group A.New Zealand, the 2008 champion, has Lebanon in Warrington, and Jamaica and Ireland in Leeds in Group C.Tonga, a semifinalist in 2017, heads Group D with Papua New Guinea, Wales and the Cook Islands.The Rugby League World Cup is combining with women’s and wheelchair competitions for the first time.The women begin on Nov. 9 in Leeds, and the wheelchair on Nov. 11 in the Copper Box at the 2012 Olympics site in London.Old Trafford in Manchester will host the men’s and women’s doubleheader final on Nov. 27. COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW US
AC Milan will play Lazio in the Coppa Italia semifinal after seeing off rivals Inter 1-0 in their last eight clash in what was a Milan Derby duel played at the San Siro on Wednesday night.Both sides played out a goalless affair at the end of regulation time prompting the unwanted rigours of extra time.Substitute Patrick Cutrone then went ahead to break the deadlock for AC Milan with one minute of first half (extra time) remaining and Gennaro Gattuso’s men thereafter held on for a big win.They will play capital club Lazio in the first leg at the San Siro on January 31, 2018 before their second leg clash scheduled for the Stadio Olimpico on February 28, 2018.Related
The Washington Capitals play the Toronto Maple Leafs at home. Here is a full game preview of the action. 10-17 Maple Leafs (4-1-0) at Capitals (3-2-1)7 pm NBC Sports WashingtonLast game for Washington: 8-2 loss vs PhiladelphiaGoals: Vrana, BackstromAssists: Carlson, Kuznetsov, Orpik, OshieLast game for Toronto: 4-3 overtime win vs MontrealGoals: Matthews (2), Van Riemsdyk, MarleauAssists: Kadri, NylanderInjuriesCapitals-Matt Niskanen (upper body injury) week to week.Lars Eller (illness)Maple Leafs-noneKeys to watchWashington-Rebounding from Saturday’s blowout loss to Philadelphia. Going up against a high powered offense like the Maple Leafs is a good test for the Capitals. Braden Holtby should get the call in net. Defensively, the team should be set with their lines, and they need to be on their game, especially trying to shut down the best power play in the league (8 goals in 5 games-30.8%). Offensively, the Capitals power play (6 goals in 6 games-30%), is 3rd in the league, and is just as lethal as Toronto’s. Not to mention, Nicklas Backstrom (11 pts.), Evgeny Kuznetsov (10 pts.) and Alexander Ovechkin (10 pts.) are the top three scorers in the league, and are looking to get back on the scoring sheet after being mostly quiet on Saturday.Toronto-Frederik Andersen should be in goal. The goaltender is 4-1, but does have a high GAA of 3.76. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are led by Nikita Zaitsev, who averages nearly 25 minutes a game, is a +8 for the year and is a key to the Leafs penalty kill. When Toronto goes on the power play, the catalysts on defense who set things are Jake Gardiner and Morgan Reilly, who thru the first five games has scored three points on the power play. Offensively, the leader of this team is Auston Matthews, who has scored 8 points (5G-3A), and is a plus-7. Also, on offense is James van Riemsdyk, who has scored six points (4G-2A), 4 of those on the power play. Also, is new Leaf Patrik Marleau (3G-2A), Nazem Kadri (2G-3A) and William Nylander (1G-4A), who fill out the top two lines. Not to mention, Tyler Bozak and Mitchell Marner, who each have a goal and three assists, and also like the other guys mentioned, they are all key components to the power play. Please follow and like us:
Packers forgo late TD, cost one bettor almost $50K, report says Just more than a week removed from his position as head coach of the Redskins, Jay Gruden admitted that life outside of football has been pretty quiet.Gruden said he’s been “bored out of (his) mind” before going on to explain some of the decisions he made this season as head coach. Gruden was fired after leading the team to an 0-5 start during a season in which Washington struggled to find a consistent quarterback. Barry Sanders slams ‘sickening’ calls that ended Lions-Packers game in controversy Jay Gruden on the @LeBatardShow on life post-Redskins. “Pretty quiet, really. Bored out of my mind.”— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 15, 2019After veteran Alex Smith went down with a horrific season-ending leg injury during Week 11 last season, the Redskins turned to Case Keenum to start the season, but he was injured in Week 4 and replaced by rookie Dwayne Haskins. From there, Gruden weighed his options and started Colt McCoy, who injured his leg last season and missed the beginning of the season. During an appearance Tuesday on ESPN’s “The Dan Le Batard Show,” Gruden explained why he was hesitant to start Haskins, who the Redskins picked 15th overall in the 2019 draft. Related News “When you’re the coach and you want to put a team together, you have a vision of what that should look like. Sometimes it doesn’t match what other people envision, and that’s where problems occur,” Gruden explained (via The Athletic). “We had to get a quarterback in the draft somewhere, sometime. Dwayne is a great prospect so we chose to take him as an organization. Unfortunately, people are excited when you take a guy at 15. They want to see him play right away. It was our professional opinion (Dwayne) wasn’t ready to step in and play in the first 5 games of the season. It will take some time for him. He only played 13 or 14 games as a college player. He’s very raw, but he’s very talented. … He just wasn’t ready when I was there.” Cowboys downplay Eagles’ Doug Pederson vowing to win in Dallas: ‘That’s fine’ Gruden, who led Washington to a 35-49-1 record since taking over in 2014, said he still believes Haskins has a bright future.”It was the direction we decided to go,” Gruden said. “There were some other quarterbacks that some people in the building liked later on in the draft, but we chose Dwayne and tried to make the most of it. He still has a chance to be a great player.”Assistant head coach Bill Callahan took over as interim head coach, leading the Redskins to a 17-16 win over the winless Dolphins on Sunday.