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With La Liga suspended indefinitely, so too the battle to be elected Barcelona’s figurehead has ground to a halt, with the next presidential election set for June 2021. Messi had hoped for an outcome before committing to a new deal, but amid reports that he has vowed to quit if Josep Maria Bartomeu is allowed to stay on for another term, the club’s attempted strategy to enforce a hefty wage cut casts further doubt over his future. Messi is the captain and Bartomeu knows this move will likely lead to his departure in 15 months’ time, but his final objective is to tie the club’s talisman down to a ‘contract for life’. Messi responded to comments Abidal made to a Spanish newspaper this year Read Also: Djokovic donates €1m to help Serbia combat coronavirus Earlier this season, sporting director Eric Abidal became embroiled in a public dispute with the Argentine when he called out several unnamed players for not having the right attitude under former manager Ernesto Valverde. Messi replied on social media: “Those responsible for the area of sports management must assume their responsibilities and above all take charge of the decisions they make. “I think that when talking about players, we should give names because otherwise, we are getting everyone dirty and feeding things that are said and are not true,” he added. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu agreed Messi’s last contract in 2017 Lionel Messi set to be hit with wage cut as part of Barcelona’s response to coronavirus crisis as Spain remains in a “state of alarm”, activated by the prime minister Pedro Sanchez a fortnight ago. This is a country that is struggling to cope with a mounting coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China’s this week with 769 lives lost on Friday – Spain’s largest single-day surge – bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,858 from 64,000 cases. Lionel Messi has scored has 24 goals in 31 games for Barcelona this season With the pandemic at the forefront of people’s minds, the country’s second-richest football club is not immune from feeling the effects. Barcelona have announced plans to reduce player and staff wages in a bid to “minimise the economic impact” caused by the outbreak. During the crisis, it is understood that Barcelona want to reduce salaries by 70 per cent while the players have offered to cut their wages by 30 per cent for the rest of the season. As it stands, no agreement has been reached. The club are adamant there will be wage cuts, beginning retrospectively from March 19, so where does this leave Lionel Messi? The Argentine faces a significant wage cut as a result of the coronavirus crisis The Argentine, whose contract expires next summer, earns a reported £500,000-a-week. His salary amounts to over £31m, before bonuses. Barcelona sit two points clear at the top of La Liga, but the fractious relationship between the club and its players has brought scrutiny to a clause in Messi’s deal which would allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer. The changing room is divided, and with the reduction in wages set to be felt across the board – even for the women’s team – Messi’s view on the situation could prove decisive. The Catalan club’s wage costs exceed any other team in sport, while matchday income of around £5.5m per game has also stopped helping offset expenditures. Despite last season’s revenue being recorded at £726m, megastores and the club museum have also been closed. Barcelona hope to push through the wage cut under “ERTE”, the temporary employment regulation that has been set up, but the true cost of potentially alienating its players may only be felt further down the line. Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone MoviesContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps
Franklin County, In. — Repairs to the Big Cedar Road embankment in Franklin County are set to be complete before August 31. The embankment was damaged by flooding in 2016 and original contract to make repairs in 2017 was delayed by state federal agencies.Batesville-based All American Construction and Contracting will complete the work for an estimated $44,286.The work must be complete by August 31 in order to qualify for a $140,000 government grant. The county share of the project cost is $35,000.
Some teams you naturally dislike because they are your arch rivals. There are very few Indiana University or Purdue University fans who root for each other. The same goes for most high school arch rivals.Some teams you dislike because they win all the time. Very few people outside of the New York area root for the Yankees. The same goes true for teams like Alabama who always seem to be in the NCAA football playoffs. In basketball the Duke Blue Devils are not a favorite of many outside of Carolina.I personally do not like the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball because they are in opposition to the two central division teams (Chicago & Cincinnati) that I root for on a regular basis. It seems like until recently it was always the Cardinals on top.Who are the teams you dislike?
Norwich’s survival hopes received a major blow as Southampton took a giant stride towards safety thanks to Danny Ings, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond strikes.With Daniel Farke’s six points adrift and fast running out of time, the rock-bottom Canaries desperately needed to make a winning return to Premier League action after a 104-day break due to the coronavirus pandemic. But a fine Norwich start quickly petered out as Southampton moved 10 points clear of the drop zone, with second-half goals from Ings, Armstrong and Redmond sealing a 3-0 win at an empty Carrow Road.Saints waltzed to victory in East Anglia but things could have been so different had Ings not been alert in his own box during the opening minutes to close down Tom Trybull.Ralph Hasenhuttl, who signed a new deal until 2024 earlier in the month, would see his side dominate the match after a shaky start, with Ings hitting the crossbar in the first half.Saints turned their dominance into goals shortly after half-time, with the England hopeful scoring a fine curling effort before setting up Armstrong to bury a low shot past Tim Krul.Redmond added a third against former club Norwich, whose uphill battle to avoid an immediate return to the Championship now has an even steeper incline. As at Wednesday’s Premier League matches, both sides took a knee as part of the Black Lives Matter movement after observing a minute’s silence for those impacted by Covid-19.Norwich flew out of the blocks when play got underway and penned the visitors in their own half, with Ings producing a fine recovery challenge to thwart Trybull from a free-kick just two minutes in.Saints looked set to be caught cold but just about held out as Kenny McLean rifled a low shot just wide before Josip Drmic was closed out.But Norwich’s breathless start wore off as the visitors took control, with Armstrong going close from a corner taken by newly-appointed club captain James Ward-Prowse.Saints were pressing relentlessly and Jack Stephens impressively swept up, before bursting forward from the halfway line and playing wide for Ings to hit a first-time strike that hit the woodwork. Hasenhuttl’s men were unable to find a first-half breakthrough but required just four minutes of the second period to pull ahead.Norwich failed to deal with a throw-in on the left and Armstrong prodded into Ings, who curled a lovely shot from just inside the box past Krul into the top right-hand corner.The roles reversed in the 54th minute as Saints extended their advantage.Ings played the ball to Armstrong and the Scotland international showed good control and a cool head before firing a low shot past Krul from the edge of the box.RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says It was a gut punch that left Norwich reeling, with Jan Bednarek twice blocking Teemu Pukki before substitute Mario Vrancic saw a goal ruled out for offside.A great goalline clearance by Max Aarons prevented Ward-Prowse getting in on the act, with Krul tipping an Armstrong shot wide as Saints looked for a third goal.It arrived in the 79th minute. Michael Obafemi cut the ball across to former Norwich forward Redmond, who all too easily took the ball past Ben Godfrey and fired a low shot past Krul.Nathan Tella came on for his debut as the clock wound down on a perfect restart for Saints.As for Norwich, Farke has plenty of work to do.Tags: Daniel FarkeDanny IngsNathan RedmondNorwich CitySouthamptonStuart Armstrong
Mauricio Pochettino believes the high standard of opposition in the Premier League is behind Manchester City’s unsuccessful title defence. The Tottenham head coach welcomes Manuel Pellegrini’s side to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, by which time Chelsea could have taken the crown away from Manchester for the first time since 2010. City were just three points adrift of Chelsea at the turn of the year but have lost five times since then and have all-but conceded their title. Press Association Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is ignoring the battle for second place as he anticipates an end-to-end clash against Tottenham. City may have been relieved of their Barclays Premier League crown by the time they kick-off as Chelsea close in on the title. But their fight to retain the title they won last year realistically ended some weeks ago and their task since has been more about hanging on to a top-four spot. They now look likely to achieve that having built up a cushion over the likes of Spurs, Liverpool and Southampton but Arsenal and Manchester United are pushing them hard for the runners-up spot. Pellegrini insists that is not uppermost in his mind as he prepares to face a Spurs side that are still competing for a European position. The Chilean said: “Things don’t depend just on what we could do if we can reach second place. We are just thinking about winning the next game. “I think it is a very tough game because Tottenham have a good team and good players and a good manager. They always play in an offensive way so we must work very hard in defence. “They need to qualify for the Europa League and we must try to be as near to the top of the table, so it will be two teams that play well and try to attack most of the time. “I hope we play a very good game for the fans and that is important.” City’s attack will be led by Sergio Aguero, who with 21 goals is vying with Spurs’ Harry Kane (20) and Chelsea’s Diego Costa (19) to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season. It is largely because of Aguero’s efforts that City remain the most potent side in the competition so far this season with 70 goals to date. Overall the numbers are well down on last season. At the same stage last term City had struck 91 times and went on to register 102 for the whole campaign, and 156 in all competitions. This reduction in output has been pinpointed as a potential reason for City’s regression this season but Pellegrini feels other areas need addressing first. He said: “It is difficult to say that you have a lack of goals when you are the ‘most scoring’ team in the Premier League. If you compare this season with the other season we have 27, 28 goals less than that season, but it is not easy to score 156 goals every season, it is not easy to score more than 100 goals in the Premier League. “You cannot expect that every year that you are going to score so many. We will always try, because we are trying to play as an offensive team. “We will see what we need. It is important to be a balanced team always, and an attacking team because I like the way we play. ” But Pochettino, whose side sit sixth in the table and look like missing out on a place in the top four, admits he is not surprised by City’s struggles given the quality of the teams in the division. “It is not easy in the Premier League,” he said. “When you compete for the Premier League and fight with sides like Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and us it is never easy – I’m not surprised (they have struggled). “The Premier League is the toughest league in the world. Man City have great players but it is not easy to win the Premier League. “If you can see La Liga in Spain it is only Barcelona and Real Madrid on the same level who can win the trophy but here in England it is very different.” Spurs may face another season with Champions League football next year but Pochettino is hoping to one day emulate the recent successes of City. “Manchester City is a squad or a club that realistically can fight for the Premier League,” he added. “Maybe in the future we have the same results to be realistic to fight for the Premier League. This is my dream. “We want to fight for that, to find the results in the next few years for it to be realistic to fight for the Premier League.”
A massive, mysterious, bright yellow object with lots of wires and strange gadgets attached to it washed up on Hobe Sound beach Monday morning.Locals are buzzing about the beached doodad/doohickey because no one seems to know what it is.Ken Mears and Mike Gomes took pictures of the object that washed ashore on the north end of Jupiter island.The object has a large, round yellow top with a long metal arm coming out of it.The underside is loaded with metal rods, wires, and chains, and there appears to be a tank attached to the bottom as well.Officials are still trying to figure out what this object is and how they will remove it.
Tyler Roberson leans against a basket stanchion inside the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center 17 days from Syracuse’s season opener. He just dribbled a ball off his right foot, got it back and traveled before missing a left-handed hook shot while being fouled.Assistant coach Adrian Autry yells at Roberson twice to “play defense” after freshman wing Malachi Richardson scores on him. Roberson walks to the sideline, wipes the sweat off his nose with a white towel and returns. Freshman forward Tyler Lydon hits a mid-range jumper in his face on the next play.Throughout the drill, Roberson is inaudible and his facial expression remains stoic. Lydon screams in frustration after one miscue and Richardson flips his palms up at his sides, mumbling under his breath after another. But the junior forward keeps his mouth slightly agape, watching from under the hoop when he’s not on the court.Tyler has always been, even since he was a child and he used to play, he’s always been very reserved. He constantly observes. He’s very cerebral and that’s what he’s doing.Carla RobersonRoberson’s momIn watching the two freshmen face off, Roberson is observing a mix of what he’s strived to become, a player big enough to bang in the low post and one who makes his living on the perimeter. It’s what the expanding role of the power forward demands in today’s game. This offseason, Roberson methodically managed his diet and lived in the gym and weight room, inching closer to that prototype.Unlike last year when he began games observing from the bench to start the season, Roberson will be Syracuse’s primary four in 2015-16. His reserved nature masks the breakout year some expect him to have, but at the same time defines a player sometimes misunderstood.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text,“When he was playing in high school, there were some people, from what I understood, that tended to take his disposition as being, because he was so quiet, maybe he’s arrogant or maybe he’s this and maybe he’s that,” Carla said. “…He’s always going to be who he is. He can’t fake it. This is Tyler.”Roberson started every day this summer with a bowl of oatmeal topped with cinnamon and vanilla. Two hours later, he’d have the same thing, sometimes accompanied by chicken sausage and pancakes.For lunch, Roberson ate pasta and vegetables, straying away from fatty foods. He went to the gym at 2 p.m., worked mainly on his jump shot and returned to the house around 6 p.m. before lifting weights with his oldest brother. He came back for the night around 11 p.m. and after eating again, had totaled six or seven meals on the day.When Roberson returned home after his freshman year, he struggled to maintain the weight he’d gained at Syracuse. Cuse.com listed him at 212 pounds heading into both his freshman and sophomore years. Now, he’s at 226.“I think he’s stronger, more physical,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’s a very strong, physical player and that’s what he is, that’s what he does.”,Before practice on Oct. 27, Autry set up three cones in a small triangular formation in different spots just inside the 3-point arc. He threw sharp underhand passes to both Roberson and Lydon, forcing the forwards to stay inside the cones when they shot from mid-range. Last year, Roberson released from the center part of his chest, his father, Edmon Roberson said. This year, he’s catching and shooting more toward the right side of his body, allowing for a quicker release.He’s even shown flashes of improved passing from the outside, threading a no-look bullet through traffic to a streaking Lydon, who finished the open layup during a half-court drill last Tuesday.“I think I’ll be able to expand out a little more toward the perimeter,” Roberson said. “That’s one thing I really focused on improving this offseason.”Roberson continues to flesh out his game all while staying contained. He softly makes two layups during a post-up drill while Lydon throws down two slams. Trevor Cooney pounds his chest and screams after a layup-line dunk, while Roberson finger-rolls the ball off the backboard before jogging to the back of the line.His family suggests to pump up his teammates and show more emotion. He acknowledges them with an “OK,” but when they watch him on TV, it’s still the same.He smiles more than he did, I can tell you that.Mike HopkinsSU assistant coachRoberson has a tendency to stand out in the spotlight – he held top 2015 NBA Draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns to six points in a high school game and posted 19 points and 10 rebounds against Duke in the Carrier Dome last season. He’s flashed his potential; it just may not be noticed.He dives after a lose ball in practice, falling on top of walk-on guard Christian White before the play is blown dead. Assistant coach Gerry McNamara screams “Good tackle, Ro-Ro” and as Roberson walks back to his spot, he grins ear to ear.It’s about all he’ll show, but that’s just who he is.“Inside I’m fired up … but it doesn’t show,” Roberson said. “That’s always been me.” Comments Published on November 12, 2015 at 7:53 am Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.
GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Kristian Nylén – KambiStockholm-listed sports betting platform provider Kambi Group Plc has attributed its success during Q2 2019 to a growing number of partnerships across both Europe and the US, despite facing ‘tough comparatives including the 2018 football World Cup’.Recording a revenue figure of €21.6m, a jump from the previous figure of €17.6m, Kambi has moved towards forging new partnerships across European markets. Kambi highlights a 25 per cent increase in revenue for the first half, posting a figure of €42.6m. Meanwhile the group’s profit after tax dropped slightly from €1.7m down to €1.6m for Q2, despite an overall increase for the first half of the year. During Q2, the sports betting platform and systems provider strengthened partnerships with both the National Lottery and the Rank Group. Earlier in the month, Rank extended its current sportsbook technology and systems agreement with Kambi to cover sports betting provisions for its Spanish market Enracha brand. In the interim report, Kambi said: “National Lottery has taken the Kambi sportsbook into Moldova, having enjoyed strong growth in its home country of Bulgaria. Meanwhile, Rank will soon add the Kambi sportsbook to its Spain-facing Enracha brand, and we’ll continue to power its Grosvenor Sports brand in the UK.” Kambi hopes that its revenue figures will continue to grow as it moves to expand across the Latin American markets via its new partnership with BetWarrior.The statement added: “Q2 2019 was yet another positive period for Kambi, delivering solid financial growth despite the lighter sporting calendar, and signing new customer agreements to keep up our positive commercial momentum.“The development of the competitive landscape in the US has certainly been dynamic, with operators and suppliers taking a variety of strategic routes. For some, joint ventures or M&A have been the preferred choice, while for our multiple US customers, the decision to partner with Kambi has brought them immediate success, and long may that continue. “As the number of regulated states steadily increases over the coming years, so too will the number of attractive opportunities. The fact Kambi has proven its ability to deliver in the US, coupled with our ongoing US investments in people and products, puts us in a good position to convert the best of these opportunities.“Although much focus is on the US, Kambi continues to explore opportunities globally. In this regard, I am delighted we signed another new customer in Q2, with BetWarrior the latest to join the Kambi network. Although a new operator, BetWarrior is led by an experienced and ambitious management team, one which plans to target countries in Latin America, a region where we’ve seen positive regulatory developments of late.”Throughout the first half of the year, Kambi also strengthened its positions across both Pennsylvania and New York, after brokering new deals to power the first three online sportsbooks to launch in Pennsylvania, as well as taking the first legal bet in New York state with RSI at Rivers Casino & Resort Sportsbook. Share
Puig just homered at Dodger Stadium in a Reds uniform 😍— daryl foust (@darylfoust4) April 16, 2019 Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers fans hating Puig make no sense— cos (@CosmicPls) April 16, 2019 Puig received a loud but mixed ovation from the Dodger Stadium crowd as he walked up to the plate in his Cincinnati Reds’ uniform. I hate how Puig isn’t with the dodgers anymore— nancy 💙 (@naaucy) April 16, 2019 How did I know this dude Puig was going to go yard in his first AB back at dodger stadium 😂🤧— chilean goose ++ (@MarcoDelgado04) April 16, 2019 Who Puig is this?— Damian Calhoun (@DamianCalhoun) April 16, 2019 Yasiel Puig, say what you want, miss that guy— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) April 16, 2019 Even as a Dodger fan, that was fun watching Puig take Kershaw deep.— Nathan Keil (@Nathan_Nation) April 16, 2019 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Puig’s at-bat also led to reaction from baseball fans and reporters on social media:Puig would homer in his return to Dodger stadium on Jackie Robinson Day with Kershaw debuting for the season in his first at bat…poetic.— El Padrino 💡🏁 (@_AntStacks_) April 16, 2019 As always, Puig performs better when motivated or with something to prove. #Dodgers— Rafaelinho (@AgentRB) April 16, 2019 I’m so happy for Yasiel Puig. That’s 1 home run I’m not mad to see the Dodgers give up. Now go 0 for whatever through the rest of this series.— Matt Wagner (@MW_GoJoeBruin) April 16, 2019Related Articles Puig rattles Andrew Friedman’s eardrums with a towering HR off Kershaw in the first.— Mark Whicker (@MWhicker03LANG) April 16, 2019 How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Is Yasiel Puig still your friend?That answer might vary after the result of his first at-bat against former Los Angeles Dodger teammate Clayton Kershaw. Puig homering off Kershaw and the Dodgers in his first at-bat against them. Not sure to happy or not. 🤔— Kyle Fraser (@FraserKnowsBest) April 16, 2019 Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error