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Wärtsilä engines chosen for Ponant LNG-ferry

first_imgImage courtesy of PonantFinnish technology group Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine has been selected to power a polar ice-class luxury cruise vessel is being built for the France-based operator Ponant.The 150-meter ship being built at Vard Søviknes, a part of VARD shipbuilding group in Norway, will operate in environmentally sensitive Arctic and Antarctic waters primarily on LNG.In addition to four 14-cylinder and two 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31DF engines, Wärtsilä will also supply the fuel gas supply system, it said in its statement.Also included in the scope is Wärtsilä’s navigation equipment, which can later be integrated with an Eniram proactive energy management system.The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered in 2020, one year before delivery of Ponant’s polar ice-class luxury cruise vessel.This will be the twelfth ship in Ponant’s fleet of cruise vessels, with the previous eleven ships are all powered by Wärtsilä engines.last_img

Green Bay faces NKU in Horizon semis

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 3 seed Green Bay (17-15, 12-7) vs. No. 2 seed Northern Kentucky (21-9, 13-5)Horizon Conference Tourney Semifinals, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Green Bay is set to take on Northern Kentucky with the winner securing its spot in the Horizon championship game. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Jan. 31, when the Norse outshot Green Bay 36.1 percent to 33.8 percent and made 11 more foul shots on their way to the nine-point victory. Green Bay faces NKU in Horizon semis SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Dantez Walton, Jalen Tate, Tyler Sharpe, Trevon Faulkner and Bryson Langdon have collectively accounted for 75 percent of Northern Kentucky’s scoring this season including 59 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Green Bay, JayQuan McCloud, Amari Davis, Kameron Hankerson and Cody Schwartz have collectively accounted for 64 percent of all Green Bay scoring, including 75 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.MIGHTY MCCLOUD: McCloud has connected on 34.1 percent of the 208 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 13 of 30 over the last five games. He’s also converted 86.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Green Bay is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 71 points and 17-8 when scoring at least 71.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Phoenix have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Norse. Northern Kentucky has an assist on 32 of 73 field goals (43.8 percent) over its past three games while Green Bay has assists on 47 of 88 field goals (53.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Green Bay is ranked third among Division I teams with an average of 82 points per game. The Phoenix have averaged 85.2 points per game over their last five games.___ March 8, 2020center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press last_img read more

Premier League terminates China broadcast contract

first_imgBy Simon EvansMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The Premier League has cancelled its contract with Chinese broadcasters PPLive Sports International after just one season, the league said in a statement yesterday.The broadcasters, part of retail group Suning, paid around $700 million for three years of English Premier League (EPL) streaming rights from the 2019-20 season.“The Premier League confirms that it has today terminated its agreements for Premier League coverage in China with its licensee in that territory. The Premier League will not be commenting further on the matter at this stage,” the league said in a statement.The Daily Mail had reported last month that the Chinese broadcasters had withheld payments due to the league in March.In a statement posted on their official company Weibo account, PPLive Sports International said that it had held negotiations over the price of the rights with the league.“COVID-19 has brought many challenges, and it’s especially obvious during broadcasting rights negotiations,” the statement said.“After rounds of meetings, PPLive Sports and the Premier League have a disagreement on the price of broadcasting rights. We regret we couldn’t have an agreement with the Premier League.“The direction of PPLive Sports’ strategic development will not change. Broadcasting rights strategy adjustment is based on objective reality and strategic thinking. PPLive Sports will continue to dedicate itself to providing high quality services to fans, copyright holders and partners.”The deal with PPLive Sports International was struck during the peak of Chinese interest in international football and marked a huge increase in revenue on the previous deal.Beijing-based Super Sports Media was the previous rights holder in China with local media reports suggesting they paid more than 1 billion yuan ($145.13M) for a six-year deal until the end of the 2018/19 season.The ending of the PPLive Sports International deal is a further loss of income for Premier League clubs following the coronavirus outbreak, which forced a stoppage in play lasting several months. The League resumed games in June and July without fans.last_img read more

Nigeria Legend, Keshi, Goes Home Finally

first_imgA novelty match between ex-internationals and All-Stars at the same venue, in honour of the former libero, ended 1-1. Some of the former players on parade yesterday include, Peter Rufai, Austin Eguavoen, Uche Okechukwu, Victor Ikpeba and Mutiu Adepoju. NFF President, Amaju Pinnick was a guest at the event.Some of the players who eulogised the late coach and player, appealed to management of the country’s football to set personal interest aside for the growth of the game.Ikpeba who particularly noted that Keshi sacrificed a lot for the growth of football in Nigeria, said crave for personal interest has retarded the growth of football in the country.According to him, “Keshi had done a lot for the progress and the level the game is in Nigeria today. He made a great impact in Nigeria football and promoted the sport to its highest level in the country.“The void left by Keshi will be difficult to fill and I appeal to those managing football in Nigeria to set aside personal interest for the game to grow,” Ikpeba stated.On his part, Okechukwu who said he was still in shock with the demise of Keshi, said he was not happy with development of the round leather game in Nigeria.He therefore called for concerted efforts to be put up for the country to rediscover its lost glory in the game. Similarly, Rufai described Keshi as a disciplinarian who will be missed by football loving fans.The body was later taken to Asaba, the Delta State capital en-route Illah, Keshi’s ancestral home.In Asaba, the remains of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning coach laid in state inside the Indoor Hall of the Keshi Stadium, named after the legend by former Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.Today, another church service is scheduled for Illah, before internment. Reception will take place at the Omorka Primary School in the serene town.Earlier on Tuesday, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged the family of late Stephen Keshi to take solace in the fact that he lived a good life.Governor Okowa made when he led members of the state’s executive council and other top government officials to Keshi’s residence at Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state to condole his family.On hand to receive the governor and his team were the late Keshi’s children led by Jennifer, his elder brother, Mr Sylvester Keshi, traditional chiefs, among others.According to the governor, “I am here with members of the state executive council, members of House of Representatives and the state House of Assembly to pay our condolences. I do know that the death of a loved one is very painful.”“Stephen Keshi made his mark not only as a footballer but as a coach, he lived a good life, but, we cannot query God,” Governor Okowa said, adding, “continue to rely on God because, only God can be faithful,”“Your father lived a good life and he contributed his quota to the development of Nigeria, he was one of our own,” the governor reiterated, assuring that Stephen Keshi’s name would be immortalised.While disclosing that he was aware of the re-naming of Asaba Township Stadium after the deceased ace footballer who won laurels for the country as the Captain of the Super Eagles and as coach of the national team, Senator Okowa said the financial situation rocking the country has affected the progress of work at the stadium.He appealed to the family to be peaceful throughout the burial ceremony, stating that “a befitting burial is when it is peaceful and acceptable to Almighty God, it is not about doing things elaborately.”Both Miss Jennifer Keshi and Mr Sylvester Keshi who spoke at the occasion thanked Governor Okowa and the government of Delta State for contributing towards a successful burial ceremony.Miss Keshi emphatically, bemoaned lack of keeping to promises made to her late father by the Federal Government and his associates.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Gov Okowa extols Keshi for his contributions to football devtAdibe Emenyonu in Benin CityLate Nigeria football legend, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, is to be interred in his hometown, Illah, Delta State today.The final rites for the former Super Eagles captain and coach began yesterday with a one-hour church service at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, off Airport Road, in Benin City, Edo State before lying-in-state at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, where Keshi played many matches for the New Nigeria Bank FC.last_img read more

Spurs denied Europa League win.

first_imgAnd Celtic are at the summit of Group D following a 1-0 home win over Dinamo Zagreb. Tottenham conceded an 89th minute equaliser in drawing 1-1 at home to Turkish team Besiktas in the Europa League last night.  It was a penalty, scored by ex-Chelsea man Demba Ba.Spurs are now third in Group C on 2 points.Everton top Group H after a 1-1 draw in Russia against FK Krasnodar.last_img

UEFA steps up probes into Euro 2012 racism claims

first_img“UEFA is now conducting further investigations,” UEFA spokesman Rob Faulkner said. “There are however, no disciplinary proceedings opened at this moment in time.”UEFA pledged zero tolerance of racism at Euro 2012, but has stressed it needs clear evidence before prosecuting cases through its judicial bodies.A Spanish fans’ group said Monday that “about 200 supporters” made monkey chants at Balotelli during the Spain-Italy match on Sunday in Gdansk, Poland.Faulkner said UEFA will also seek evidence from Czech team officials about chants directed by Russian fans at Gebre Selassie in Wroclaw last Friday.Gebre Selassie told The Associated Press that he was abused, but declined to file a complaint.“It was nothing extreme. I’ve experienced much worse,” said the 25-year-old Czech-born player, whose father is Ethiopian.Gebre Selassie was expected to play on Tuesday against Greece in Wroclaw.UEFA rules make national federations responsible for their fans’ behavior. A first offense would probably receive just a financial penalty, though further punishments could include deducting group points from teams and ultimately expelling them from Euro 2012.Italian officials also declined to make an issue of reports that abuse was targeted at Balotelli.Still, a Spanish group affiliated to the Football Supporters Europe network published a statement explaining that fans attempted to police the problem within their own ranks.“At some point during the match then, about 200 supporters started monkey chants when the Italian player Mario Balotelli touched the ball,” Spain fans’ spokesman Thomas Herzog said.“We’re glad to report that the majority of the Spanish supporters reacted in a very positive way, because many of them tried to intervene very quickly and stop the fans in question from singing. We are clearly angry about this small section of Spanish supporters showing this kind of racist behavior.”Balotelli, who was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents, said before Euro 2012 that he would walk off the pitch in protest if he heard racial abuse.The racism debate was fueled last month by a British television program which broadcast pictures of racism and violence at recent club matches in co-host nations Poland and Ukraine.The first incident at Euro 2012 happened two days before the opening match when monkey chants were targeted at Netherlands players during a public training session attended by 25,000 people last Wednesday in Krakow, Poland.UEFA was unable to get footage or recorded evidence to prove the Dutch players’ allegations. TARGET OF ABUSE—Italy’s Mario Balotelli is tackled by Spain’s Sergio Ramos during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between Spain and Italy in Gdansk, Poland, June 10. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) by Graham DunbarWARSAW, Poland (AP)—UEFA stepped up investigations on Tuesday into alleged racial abuse directed at Italy forward Mario Balotelli and Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie.UEFA said it received new reports “regarding the two cases of alleged racist chanting” at the European Championship.last_img read more


first_imgDoug O’Neill7310111214%45%$469,152 SONGBIRD MAKES THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUT SATURDAYThe countdown to the much-anticipated three-year-old debut of undefeated champion Songbird is underway in earnest.The Eclipse Award winner as the best two-year-old filly of 2015 drew post position six in a field of seven for Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile, one of four graded stakes on an attractive and challenging nine-race card set to unfold in summer-like weather with temperatures in the 80s.“It seems like she drew a good post and we’re excited about getting her back to the races,” said Jerry Hollendorfer, who trains Songbird for the Fox Hill Farm of Rick Porter.“We got everything in with her training that we wanted; we were lucky with the weather in that regard.”The Las Virgenes: She’s a Warrior, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Street Fancy, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Jade Princess, Martin Garcia, 10-1; Decked Out, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Songbird, Mike Smith, 1-5; and Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1. FLAMBOYANT NO LONGSHOT THIS TIME IN SAN MARCOSFlamboyant lit up the tote board when he got up by a neck at 46-1 under Brice Blanc in the Grade II San Gabriel Stakes on Jan. 2.The French-bred son of Peer Gynt will be a substantially shorter price when he runs in Saturday’s Grade II San Marcos Stakes for older horses at a mile-and-a-quarter on turf.Flamboyant worked six furlongs on the main track Jan. 29 in a bullet 1:13.20 with French-born Blanc aboard.“He’s a nice work horse,” Gallagher said of the five-year-old gelding. “He didn’t go too fast or too slow and he acts like he’ll go a mile and a quarter.”So Gallagher wouldn’t mind a French-bred horse winning for an Irish-bred trainer?“No,” he said. “Winning is all I want to do.”The field for the San Marcos: Gaga A, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Class Leader, Kent Desormeaux, 10-1; Chiropractor, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Southern Freedom, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Power Foot, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Ganesh, Flavien Prat, 15-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 4-1; Hay Dude, David C. Lopez, 5-2; Abbey Vale, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Quick Casablanca, Tyler Baze, 15-1; and Big Cazanova, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1. CAT BURGLAR A SLEEPER IN SAN ANTONIO STAKESCat Burglar sneaks in to Saturday’s $500,000 San Antonio Stakes under the radar in quest of his first stakes win for owner Michael Lund Petersen and trainer Bob Baffert.The six-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song doesn’t have the glowing credentials of Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, who was not entered in the Grade II San Antonio for older horses at 1 1/8 miles, or even those of Hoppertunity, who was entered, but assuredly Cat Burglar is better than an empty stall.Dortmund and Hoppertunity are both trained by Baffert.The chestnut Cat’s Burglar won an overnight race under Rafael Bejarano on Jan. 8, his first start in nearly five months, and has knocked on the door in graded stakes. Twice he was third in the Grade III Pimlico Special and ran third in the Grade II Brooklyn at Belmont in 2014.“He’s got speed and I think he can go the distance,” Bejarano said. “He was beaten less than a length in the Brooklyn, and that was at a mile and a half. He should be all right, and he should move forward off his last race.”In 14 career starts, Cat Burglar has won four, with four seconds and three thirds, with earnings of $334,400.The field for the San Antonio, race seven: Cat Burglar, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Donworth, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Cyrus Alexander, Martin Garcia, 6-1; Hard Aces, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Hoppertunity, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Blingo, Alex Solis, 20-1; Imperative, Mike Smith, 5-2; and El Kabeir, Gary Stevens, 6-1. Victor Espinoza353829%37%$477,060 Richard Baltas4876315%33%$477,274 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 31) Mike Smith4653611%30%$502,240 Kristin Mulhall2052125%40%$193,610 Mike Puype383728%32%$172,380 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Abel Lezcano3131210%19%$133,870 JOCKEYS ANNUAL CHARITY GAME ON FEB. 11The 49th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played a week from tonight on Thursday, Feb. 11, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit Holy Angels athletic program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Sponsored by Thoroughbred owner J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park, tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph session at 6:30 p.m.With Pincay serving as honorary team captain, a number of active riders are expected to participate, including: Saul Arias, Tyler Baze, Rafael Bejarano, Brice Blanc, Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Martin Garcia, Santiago Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez, Abel Lezcano, Kayla Stra, Chantal Sutherland, David Lopez, Edwin Maldonado, Gonzalo Nicolas, Martin Pedroza, Geena Lattanzio, Fernando Perez, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Iggy Puglisi, Alonso Quinonez, Joe Talamo, Drayden Van Dyke and perhaps others.TVG’s Kurt Hoover, who will be reporting live from Santa Anita on Thursday, will coach the jockeys for the 15th consecutive year.“We’ve got Desormeaux back,” said Hoover. “And as good as Drayden Van Dyke was last year, that’s all we need, believe me.”The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, the 17-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.Tickets are $5 per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to The Great Race Place.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Michillinda Ave. and Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles northwest of Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia. Brayan Pena2030015%15%$51,750 Philip D’Amato5512101122%60%$778,210 Steve Knapp1631219%38%$99,290 Agapito Delgadillo4065515%40%$160,412 Mario Gutierrez919161010%38%$520,624 J. Keith Desormeaux2351622%52%$147,390 Jeff Mullins1234025%58%$99,780 Drayden Van Dyke6577911%35%$429,824 Robertino Diodoro1334123%62%$96,340 Rafael Bejarano992122921%53%$1,073,120 Mark Glatt4155212%29%$257,270 Kent Desormeaux4278517%48%$607,800 Michael Machowsky1833317%50%$157,806 Peter Miller6193715%31%$332,790 Tyler Baze11712211410%40%$660,292 Karen Headley730043%43%$137,860 J. Eric Kruljac2132514%48%$78,560 Edwin Maldonado82137916%35%$523,110 William Spawr1965132%63%$154,442 Bob Baffert4587918%53%$500,740 Martin Pedroza4664213%26%$156,390 Gary Stevens3044313%37%$561,810 ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR CHAMP SONGBIRD SATURDAYCAT BURGLAR TIPTOES INTO SAN ANTONIO STAKESI WILL SCORE TACKLES MOR SPIRIT IN ROBERT LEWISFLAMBOYANT OUT TO PROVE HE’S THE REAL DEALSANTA ANITA RIDERS’ CHARITY GAME NEXT THURSDAY George Papaprodromou2032315%40%$82,630 Peter Eurton39611615%59%$371,360 John Sadler3555314%37%$230,770 Vladimir Cerin1661238%56%$154,690 Patrick Gallagher1742324%53%$267,768 Fernando Perez85951411%33%$468,056 Alex Solis1430321%43%$193,018 Jeff Bonde1952326%53%$121,360 David Lopez871781520%46%$525,326 Alonso Quinonez504738%28%$184,820 Steven Miyadi3057517%57%$178,744 Ron Ellis1831217%33%$91,810 Jack Carava1642125%44%$90,410 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Joseph Talamo10013131413%40%$625,054 Jerry Hollendorfer6556118%34%$344,966 Santiago Gonzalez11723161120%43%$916,248 SONGBIRD STABLEMATE I WILL SCORE IN LEWISI Will Score has two things in common with Songbird: he’s unbeaten and he’s trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.Other than that, the three-year-old son of Roman Ruler has much to prove to be mentioned in the same breath with the champion Songbird, but Hollendorfer is optimistic about the colt’s future.“We think he’s a horse with some promise, so we look for him to run a good race,” Hollendorfer said, speaking of Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes.I Will Score, who has won his only two starts, both sprints, will go two turns for the first time in the Lewis. He has two bullet works at Santa Anita since taking a first condition allowance here on Jan. 3.The field for the Lewis, which goes as race four: Let’s Meet in Rio, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; I Will Score, Mike Smith, 5-2; Dressed in Hermes, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Laoban, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Mor Spirit, Gary Stevens, 8-5; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 8-1; and Uncle Lino, Fernando Perez, 5-1. Flavien Prat961671417%39%$798,088 FINISH LINES: Multiple graded stakes winner Om worked five furlongs on the main track Thursday in a minute flat under Gary Stevens for Dan Hendricks, who has his sights on the Grade II Arcadia Stakes at one mile on grass Feb. 13 . . . Three-time champion Beholder galloped on the main track Thursday for Richard Mandella . . . Trainer Carla Gaines reports that undefeated Cal-bred Smokey Image came out of his smashing 8 ½-lenghth triumph in the California Cup Derby in excellent shape and at this stage is being pointed to the Grade III, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes against open company on March 12 . . . Jockeys Santiago Gonzalez and Tiago Pereira have been suspended an additional day (Feb. 6) for riding in more than one designated race while under suspension . . . A reminder about previously made announcements that on Super Bowl Sunday, Santa Anita will not offer guaranteed pools. However, the lucrative guarantees will continue today and Friday, as the Late Pick 4 both days has guaranteed pools of $300,000. Saturday, the Late Pick 4 will be guaranteed at $500,000 and the Pick Six pool at $150,000 . . . DRF/NTRA National Handicapping champion Paul Matties, who won $800,000 and an Eclipse Award, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Saturday, 11:20 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens. There will be no seminar on Super Bowl Sunday. First post time Sunday is 11 a.m. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Garcia5476813%39%$458,844 Kenneth Black830038%38%$230,250last_img read more

Hugo Lloris suffers dislocated elbow and will return to London after assessment

first_imgHUGO LLORIS has not broken his arm but HAS dislocated his elbow, Tottenham have confirmed.The Tottenham keeper has been released from hospital after a horror injury saw his elbow buckle out of shape after a fall in the 3-0 defeat.3 Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow in a horror injury at BrightonCredit: AFP or licensors3 The Spurs keeper is out of hospital and will return to London – there is no word on how much time he will missWe can confirm that Hugo Lloris sustained a dislocated elbow during today’s match against Brighton.Get well soon, skipper.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 5, 2019 3 A Spurs statement read: “Assessment will continue this coming week to ascertain the full extent of the injury and the length of time he will require to undergo rehabilitation.”Lloris’ left elbow twisted horribly when he spilled a cross for Neal Maupay to tuck home a third-minute opener.French World Cup winner Lloris writhed in pain behind his own line while Brighton celebrated their goal in the Premier League’s lunchtime game.Spurs’ team-mates called for club medics, who gave Lloris an oxygen mask during several minutes of treatment.Lloris was eventually helped onto a stretcher and taken to the dressing rooms, where he was given morphine to ease his discomfort.Argentine stopper Paulo Gazzaniga came on for the 32-year-old, who was promptly taken to hospital.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAnd later this afternoon Menichini tweeted: “No fracture for Lloris who should leave the clinic in the evening.”Get French Football News said Menichini’s message meant: “Hugo Lloris has not suffered a break of any kind to his hand, wrist, elbow or arm.”Brighton full debutant Aaron Connolly struck in each half to round off Spurs’ miserable follow-up to Tuesday’s 7-2 champions League thumping at home to Bayern Munich.last_img read more

Supremacy of Real Madrid: 140 victories by 68 of Atlético

first_imgAfter the summer winAfter the shocking 7-3 of last summer, the two official derbies that have been played this season (in LaLiga and in the Spain Supercup) have finished 0-0. Never before had there been two Madrid-Atleti in a row without a single goal and, if this result were repeated, it would be the first season of Real Madrid with six goalless draws (Atlético, Betis, Barcelona, Athletic, Athletic and Athletic) from 1981-82 (with Boskov on the bench).A good runMadrid has linked 20 consecutive official matches without losing for the tenth time in its history. This is the second time he has achieved a streak like that with Zidane on the bench, something that also happened twice under the mandate of Carlo Ancelotti. The best series of the club (and Spanish football) belongs to Zizou’s own Madrid (40 games in a row without falling in all competitions, between April 2016 and January 2017). Offensive contributionMadrid is the team with the most different scorers (16) in what we have from LaLiga 2019-20. They have scored for the white team four defenders, five midfielders and seven strikers. In the case of Atlético they have scored two defenses, four midfielders and four strikers (ten different players). The record of different scorers in the same team and in the same season of LaLiga (19) is shared by Real Madrid (1995-96 and 2016-17), Valencia (1996-97) and Celtic (2016-17).Are many timesThe Madrid derby is the second most repeated in the history of La Liga (165 times), only behind the derby of Barcelona (171 times). They are followed by the Basque derby (145), the Sevillian derby (97) and the Galician derby (70). The teams that have won the same First derby the most are Barcelona (99 victories against Spanish), Real Madrid (87 victories against Atlético) and Athletic Club (59 victories against Real society).Behind the leaderAtlético has never won a LaLiga match in Madrid field when it came with ten (or more) points of disadvantage in the classification with respect to its rival. Under these conditions, Madrid added eleven victories and only gave up five draws. Atletico Madrid has been in four straight games without winning (0-0 Real Madrid, 2-0 Eibar, 2-1 Cultural, 0-0 Leganés) and with one more match the worst streak of the Simeone era. There are no good times for the rojiblancos, which equaled the forces in the derbies in the last decade …A historical derbyReal Madrid Y Atlético de Madrid they have faced in 275 games with a favorable balance to the whites: 140 victories and 67 draws, and only yielded 68 defeats. 821 goals have been scored, 473 for Real and 348 for Atleti.In the BernabéuAtletico was 13 years without beating Madrid in the Bernabeu (four draws and eight losses between 2000 and 2012), but the streak ended on May 17, 2013 in the final of Cup (1-2). From there, the rojiblanco team has added four wins, five draws and only three losses in its twelve official visits.Before the leaderAtlético de Madrid has played 28 games of The league visiting a leading Real Madrid, with a balance of three wins, four draws and 21 losses. These triumphs date from 1957 (0-2), 1965 (0-1) and 1987 (0-4).They are the least thrashedThe two teams that have left their goal to zero in LaLiga 2019-20 will face each other: eleven times Madrid and ten times Atlético. Madrid has matched its best defensive record after the first 21 days (only thirteen goals against) dating from the 1964-65 campaigns (with Betancort Y Araquistain) and 1987-88 (with Buyo).center_img Courtois vs OblakCourtois He is now the goalkeeper with the best coefficient of First (0.56), ahead of Oblak (0.67), Unai Simon (0.67), David Soria (0.95) and Vaclik (0.95). A Madrid goalkeeper does not establish himself as the least winned LaLiga since the 2007-08 season (Iker Casillas).Few goalsAtletico has matched its worst offensive record after the first 21 days (only 22 goals in favor) of LaLiga, emulating the figures of the 1979-80 campaigns (finished in 13th place), 1981-82 (finished eighth) and 2004- 05 (finished eleventh). The best historical classification of a team with such poor numbers at this point was achieved by the Athletic (third in 1984-85), the Valencia (third in 1988-89) and the Majorca (third in 1998-99).last_img read more