Bartomeu, forced to sign managers to resist

first_imgWhen it seemed that the president of Barça had controlled the roadmap of his last year in office by degrading Vice Presidents Rousaud and Tombas and keeping the Pont and Elías executives in chapel, accusing them of being unfair and arguing that they had lost their confidence, the club’s top president He received a direct to the jaw that left him shivering, but still believes he will resist. Although these resignations were joined by the resignations of Jordi Calsamiglia and the secretary of the board Maria Teixidor in the resignation to continue being part of the council, Bartomeu believes that with a couple of additions it is enough for him to overcome the biggest wave that has been presented to him in his last term.After the statement released by the club midday on Friday denying that no one from the club “got their hands on the box” As Rousaud denounced, it is implicit that the president will not react until at least Tuesday with the new appointments. The first to sound to join the council is Teresa Basilio, who could not join the meeting because when they proposed it in her day she was not five years old as a member.Bartomeu’s idea is to resist against all odds. The resignation by surprise and night of six executives the morning of Holy Thursday Delivering a letter to a notary in Barcelona asking for elections and denouncing the malpractice of the club in the management of Barçagate and distrusting that this board can direct the club after the crisis that the impact of the coronavirus will suppose In the entity’s finances, it does not shake a president who has decided to fly alone for a long time. Bartomeu’s plan for the next few hours is to remain silent, think about the remodeling of the meeting and act next week.The president has stayed with 13 directors, which statutorily allows him to continue governing the club as long as he incorporates one more. And that’s what it’s going to do. Article 33 establishes that the board must be made up of a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 21 members. Today, the board is made up of two vice-presidents: Jordi Cardoner and Jordi Moix, as well as the members Joan Bladé, Javier Bordas, Dídac Lee, Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, Pau Vilanova, Oriol Tomàs, Xavier Vilajoana, Marta Plana and Jordi Argemí.Any more resignation would leave the current president in a truly compromised position, but from Barça they are sure that the box will be increased. But as the situation is chaotic, Barcelona on Friday morning was abuzz with rumors. No further resignations were ruled out.What seems clear is that those who enter, will have many numbers of being fundamental in the politics of the last work of management of the current president. no one will enter this meeting to be a vase. In the current situation, any incorporation will be with an electoral perspective. The same that has led the noble plant to the most devastating fire with the merit of having made it confined and from home.last_img read more

According to Bild, the future of Haaland is not at Real Madrid

first_imgFrom Germany they continue to point out that the future of Erling Haaland remains in Dortmund. The Bild newspaper flatly denies speculation about a € 75 million clause that would take effect this summer if Real Madrid were seriously interested in the Norwegian player. “It is false information,” writes the newspaper in its online version, stressing that said clause cannot be made before the summer of 2021. In the event that the BVB changes its mind and decides to put its star up for sale before that date, it would request a much higher amount than the one established in said clause. It’s more, always according to Bild, the player himself (with a contract until 2024) also does not consider the option of leaving Dortmund in the next summer market. The Borusser team took over the services of the Red Bull Salzburg striker in exchange for 20 million euros and the Haaland environment continues to be convinced that the Bundesliga is the perfect place for the world soccer fashion boy to continue growing. “I feel like home,” said Erling, whose goal would be to play in the Premier one day. This is stated by Bild, who concludes his article with the following phrase decicated to Madrid: “Hard times for the real”.last_img read more

Evra: “I asked for alms before the stores to be able to eat, but I was happy”

first_imgEvra, contrary to what it may seem, remembers that time as a “happy” moment. “It was a difficult time, but happy. I was always happy and I was always lucky, I would not change anything, I would keep it that way because he built the man I am now,” he explains at 38 and after a successful career in soccer. “Some people, when you are successful, they only see the end result, they only see the superstar on television, but in reality, on the streets, I learned a lot and it helped me to be strong”, he wields as a life experience that he hopes “inspire children to realize that they should never give up, don’t give up. If you think you will become someone, go out and believe in yourself, you will. I don’t feel like a victim, I don’t want compassion. “His childhood was a test of strength that served as tests that came later. “Especially after the World Cup, when I was the captain and many people blamed me, but I was strong because I know that in the streets I had more difficult moments than then, with the press talking about you,” he says. Patrice Evra closed a successful sports career less than a year ago in which he won 21 titles. The winger ended up at West Ham, but he had previously made a brilliant name for himself playing for clubs like Monaco, Manchester United, Juventus and Marseille. In addition, a guarantee with the French team, with which he became runner-up in Europe in 2016. But to get there he had to go a long and winding road that he has recounted in a podcast on the Manchester United website. In it he tells the difficult childhood he had, having to practice begging to eat. A member of a large family, Evra relates the difficulties of eating while growing up in a Paris suburb. “I was in Paris, but I lived on the street and sometimes I couldn’t even eat something. I remember my brother Dominique was working at a McDonald’s, so he went there and gave me his own food at his lunch hour,” he explains. When he did not have that option, he had no choice but to have to ask so as not to take another less advisable path. “I am not afraid to say that I had to beg for money in front of the stores. I would stand in front of them and when I came across people I would ask for some currency. Sometimes they gave me the money and sometimes they didn’t, I just wanted money to buy a sandwich, “he says.last_img read more

Tiger struggles in final round

first_imgGREENSBORO, NC (AP):Davis Love III’s long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.Love won the Wyndham Championship yesterday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Woods’ season came to an abrupt end.The 51-year-old Love closed with a six-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore.”Any victory now is going to be really sweet when you’re over 50,” Love said.The dominant storyline all week at Sedgefield Country Club was the mere presence of Woods, who needed a victory to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup play-offs opener next week.He was poised to challenge yesterday, starting just two strokes off the lead. But he only had one birdie during his first 10 holes, dropping way off the pace with a triple bogey on the par-4 11th. Woods shot a 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the cut-off of 125.”I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it,” Woods said. “I didn’t get it done.”Now comes a break before his next tournament, the Frys.com Open in October in northern California. It’s the first event of the tour’s 2015-16 season.”This is my offseason right now,” he said.last_img read more

BT, Rivoli draw

first_imgAdrian King’s 79th minute goal earned Boys’ Town a 1-1 draw with Rivoli United in their Red Stripe Premier League game at Barbican play field yesterday.Corey Burke had earlier fired the visitors ahead in the 51st minute with his league leading 11th goal of the season. However, minutes later, he wasted a great opportunity to add to his tally when he failed to convert a penalty.Yesterday’s point lifted Boys’ Town one place to seventh and Rivoli stayed tenth with 14 points after yesterday’s early match.King was disappointed that Boys’ Town did not go on to bag all three points after his equaliser.”We were a bit disappointing in the first-half and squandered a number of good chances,” he said.The former Bridgeport High Manning Cup player has become a fan favourite since joining the ‘Red Brigade’ this season and although he believes he should have scored more he is satisfied with his contribution.”I feel pleased within myself, I just want to continue the hard work so I can stand out in games,” King said. He has promised to improve on his accuracy in front of goal to pull Boys’ Town out of the bottom half of the table.”We are not pleased with the position that we are in. We should have been up more, but we need to score more,” he added.Boys’ Town were the better team in the first-half but wasted their chances. Six minutes into the second-half they were made to pay when Burke dribbled fired a low shot past goalkeeper Kirk Porter.With just over ten minutes to go King broke away and calmly slotted past Marlon Henry for the equaliser.Other results: UWI FC 1 (Deno Schaffe 38th) Waterhouse 0; Cavalier 2 (Donovan Alvaranga 33rd, Nicholas Hamilton 62nd) Portmore United 1 (Mallique Foster 80th).last_img read more

New-look CPL for 2016

first_imgKINGSTON (CMC): The salary cap of franchises has been raised for next year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League, in what is one of several changes to the region’s premier Twenty20 tournament. Organisers announced yesterday the salary cap had been placed at US$780,000, up from $600, 000 from last year. Also, franchises will now be able to sign one ‘marquee’ player as a free agent before next February’s player draft, but will be allowed only three retained players instead of four. The limit on overseas players has increased to five from four players while players who live in the franchise territory has been reduced from four to two. Squad sizes have also been increased by one to 17. Tom Moody, CPL’s International Director of Cricket, said the changes were designed to further improve the quality of the competition. “Our aim each year is to make CPL even bigger and better so that we can attract the best T20 players in the world and make it as entertaining as possible for the fans,” the Australian said. “Over the past few months, we’ve worked alongside the franchise owners to make sure that the 2016 player draft is open and competitive so that the buzz and excitement of CPL will start building from January right through to the tournament launch in the summer.” He added: “From early January 2016, we’ll start to reveal the franchise marquee players and the retained players so that by the time the draft comes around in February fans will already have plenty to talk about.” CPL involves six franchises:- Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Zouks – vying for the title of regional T20 champions. Red Steel are defending champions after beating Tridents in last year’s final in Port of Spain. The tournament is heading into its fourth year.last_img read more

English Premier League Reviews

first_imgASTON VILLA 2NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- VILLA: LESCOTT 45th; AGBONLAHOR 51st.Aston Villa claimed only their third win of the season in the Barclays Premier League but remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points from safety. Joleon Lescott’s headed goal at the end of a dire first half was Villa’s first attempt on target. But Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled the lead after the break to send Norwich into the relegation zone.LIVERPOOL 2SUNDERLAND 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 59th; LALLANA 77th. SUNDERLAND: JOHNSON 82nd; DEFOE 89th.Liverpool lost a two-goal lead after thousands of home fans walked out of Anfield in protest over an increase in ticket prices. The Reds led through goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana. An estimated 10,000 fans were still leaving when Adam Johnson replied for struggling Sunderland and then Jermain Defoe stole an 89th-minute equaliser.MANCHESTER CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- MAN CITY: AG¸ERO 87th. LEICESTER: HUTH 3rd, 60th; MAHREZ 48th.Leicester moved six points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League and five ahead of second-placed Tottenham with a shock win at the Etihad Stadium. Robert Huth scored the first of two goals early on before Riyad Mahrez added a second. Huth’s second put Leicester in charge and they held on, despite Sergio Ag¸ero late reply.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOAL:- NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 32nd.Newcastle United claimed a timely and valuable victory to move out of the bottom three. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal in the 32nd minute, when he slotted in from inside the area. Newcastle also went close through Andros Townsend, whose shot hit the post, while Ben Foster denied Mitrovic.SOUTHAMPTON 1WEST HAM UNITED 0GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: YOSHIDA 9th.Southampton earned their fourth win in five Barclays Premier League games, despite a third red card of the season for Victor Wanyama. Saints took the lead when Maya Yoshida converted Sadio Mane’s cross. Wanyama received a straight red from referee Mark Clattenburg for diving in on West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet. The hosts survived a late scare when defender Cedric sliced a clearance narrowly past his own post.STOKE CITY 0 EVERTON 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU PEN 11th; COLEMAN 28th; LENNON 42nd.Everton’s revival continued when they moved up to seventh after beating Stoke, who suffered a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat. Romelu Lukaku put the visitors in front with a penalty after keeper Jack Butland had brought down Tom Cleverley. Seamus Coleman headed in a Cleverley corner and Aaron Lennon intercepted a pass before slotting in as Everton went 3-0 up at the break.SWANSEA 1CRYSTAL PALACE 1GOALS:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 13th. PALACE: DANN 47th.Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats, thanks to Scott Dann’s fifth goal of the season as Swansea slipped to four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine free kick gave Swansea a well-earned half-time lead. Palace equalised soon after the restart with Dann’s close-range finish from a corner.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 WATFORD 0GOAL:- SPURS: TRIPPIER 64th.Tottenham Hotspur moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League table on Saturday as Kieran Trippier’s first goal for the club completed a dominant win over Watford. The former Burnley full back tapped in substitute Dele Alli’s fine low cross. Spurs were denied more goals by former keeper Heurelho Gomes.last_img read more

Basketball wants its own house

first_imgHaving a facility of its own to manage and host national camps, plus getting better financial aid would be on top of the wish list of basketball president, Mark Broomfield, when the new Government takes office.Broomfield says if associations, especially basketball, have a facility to call their own, it would greatly improve preparation for international tournaments and enhance programmes to develop local talent.”We want a facility to manage and operate on our own. For any sport, give them (associations) facilities, so they can develop programmes. As it is now, we don’t own any facilities. The minister of sports for the first time gave the national (basketball) team the opportunity to train indoors when we are preparing for international tournaments, so we can use the indoor centre free of cost.”The next step would be to have our own facility, where we have the keys and can have any training programmes and have access to it. We want also a facility that can be managed by the association, so we can have training when preparing for international tournaments, especially the youth programme.”If you have a home, you can have a camp and have access to courts. We have one that is used for netball, we want one for basketball as a home allows us to do things that you are not able to do if you don’t have a camp, and for basketball, we want our own facility,” he reasoned.Broomfield added that financial assistance could also be improved.”One of the improvements I would like to see is greater financial support for the associations, especially basketball. But I would love to see them continue the improvement of sport as it relates to government intervention,” he said.last_img read more

Pacquiao wants to fight in Olympics

first_imgLAS VEGAS (AP):Manny Pacquiao says he’s thinking about fighting for his country in the Olympics this summer if the boxing competition is open to professional fighters.His promoter, though, thinks the idea of any pro fighting in Rio – much less the eight-time world champion – is a terrible idea.”The idea (that) you’ll allow professionals into the Olympics at this short notice is absolutely insane,” promoter Bob Arum said. “These people ought to have their heads examined.”The head of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has proposed allowing pros in the Olympics, though it’s doubtful the plan would be implemented by Rio because qualification tournaments are either under way or have already been held for boxers in most countries.Pacquiao, who fights Timothy Bradley next week in his first bout since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr last May, said the idea of boxing for a gold medal intrigues him.”I’m not saying I’m going to fight or saying I’m not,” Pacquiao said. “I’m not closing the door. I’m thinking about it.”Pacquiao is running for the Senate in his native Philippines, and a win in the elections next month could put an end to his boxing career as he concentrates on politics. But the possibility of fighting for his country in the Olympics could also be used to help him win votes in the campaign.No Filipino has ever won a gold medal in the Olympics, though boxers have won a total of five silver and bronze. A gold medal for Pacquiao would, if anything, cement his status forever as the country’s greatest sports hero.last_img read more

Four changes for Scorpions ahead of Red Force clash

first_imgThird-placed Jamaica Scorpions have made four changes to their 13-man squad ahead of their eight-round Digicel WICB Four-day Tournament clash against fifth-place Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Port-of-Spain, starting on Friday.The three changes, however, appear to be forced.Three of the replacements are being done as a result of fast bowler Jerome Taylor, wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton and all-rounder Rovman Powell being drafted into the West Indies line-up for their opening Twenty20 fixtures against touring Pakistan.The fourth replacement, in the meantime, is as a result of opener Shacaya Thomas having passport issues.It is understood that the St Catherine opener, who disappointed with scores of two and six in the Scorpions’ horrendous 34-run loss to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Sabina Park last week, is awaiting a visa confirmation with an overseas embassy.Jamaica scored a record-low 56 in their first innings and 114 in their second in surrendering to the Leewards inside three days, one of which was abandoned due to rain and wet conditions.The replacement players are batsmen John Campbell, Trevon Griffith and Oraine Williams and fast bowling all-rounder Derval Green.Campbell, the team’s leading run-scorer, gets a recall after being dropped for the Leewards match due to a dip in form, while Griffith, after playing in the opening two matches, earns a recall.Williams, in the meantime, a former national Under-19 youth opener, and who scored a century in the final of the recent national 50-Overs tournament, earns his first senior team call-up.Green receives a recall after being overlooked for the Hurricanes tie.”Three of the players have already represented us, so I am looking forward to them making a return and make a contribution,” said Scorpions captain, Nikita Miller, prior to the departure of the team yesterday.FIRST SENIOR CALL-UP”As for Oraine, this is his first senior call-up, so if he gets an opportunity one would hope he grabs it with both hands.”Jamaica, who after winning three, drawing one and losing of their first five matches, which saw them sit atop of the points table, currently trails leader and two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars, and the Barbados Pride.The Leewards are presently fourth, with the Windward Islands Volcanoes in the sixth and last position.The tournament is played over 10 rounds of matches.Jamaica Scorpions (from): Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Andre McCarthy, Marquino Mindley, Paul Palmer Jr, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas, Oraine Williams, John Campbell, Fabian Allen, and Derval Green.last_img read more