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first_img Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona suffer title blow in Atletico Madrid draw Saul Niguez buried the second spot kick, to send the visitors in level at the break. Barcelona have looked bright in the opening stages of the second half, with Messi edging them back in front from 12 yards, after Felipe Monteiro fouled Nelson Semedo inside the box. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Diego Simeone’s side rallied immediately, with Yannick Carrasco winning a penalty at the other end, four minutes later. Lionel Messi has netted his 700th career goal, with a brilliant panenka style penalty, to hand Barcelona a 2-1 lead over Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi’s cheeky panenka v Atletico Madrid makes it 700 career goals The La Blaugrana skipper has been waiting to break another goal scoring milestone, and his deft effort was a fitting way for the Argentina international to make it 700. Quique Setien’s side took an early lead at the Camp Nou, as Diego Costa scuffed Messi’s whipped corner into his own net on 11 minutes. Costa’s spot kick was saved by Marc Ter Stegen, but referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez opted to call for a retake, as the German keeper came off his line too early.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

first_img The four-year-old filly opened her account over jumps at Grade One level as she got the better of her stable companion Kalkir. The pair treated racegoers to a tremendous finish, with Bryan Cooper driving Petite Parisienne (6-1) home by a length and three-quarters from Ruby Walsh on the 5-4 favourite. Prussian Eagle was third. Mullins said: “I’m happy with both of them and both will go to Cheltenham for the Triumph. That was a good prep run. “Hopefully both of them will improve from that and they are two nice horses to be going with. I also have Dicosimo who will go there as well.” Cooper said: “She’s a grand filly. We went a good gallop and she came back on the bridle pretty strong going down to the last. “I was always confident. It rode a good race and she’s tough. It was a big help getting the allowance as a filly and she’s going the right way.” RaceBets and Paddy Power quote Petite Parisienne at 10-1 from 25-1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Who’s That (20-1) was third in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle 12 months ago and went two better off a 1lb lower mark this time, beating Misty Lady by a length and a quarter. Petite Parisienne headed a Willie Mullins one-two after a thrilling climax to the Gala Retail Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgCarlingford Lough, joint top-weight for the Crabbie’s Grand National, has been ruled out of the Aintree centrepiece on April 11. McManus’ racing manager Frank Berry said: “That (Grand National) won’t be happening.” The County Waterford trainer raised the possibility of Carlingford Lough lining up in the Punchestown Gold Cup, depending on how quickly he recovers from his Cheltenham exertions. Kiely said: “He’s come back fine. We agreed the ground probably wasn’t ideal, but I’m not sure he would have been good enough anyway. “I think we’ll give our horse a break for a couple of weeks and see how he is after that. “He could go to Punchestown, maybe.” The JP McManus-owned nine-year-old claimed the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on his penultimate start, but failed to provide Tony McCoy with a final Cheltenham Gold Cup success, finishing ninth behind Coneygree. John Kiely’s charge heads the weights for the National, along with last year’s Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere, but he will not be heading to Merseyside. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgJeter’s class includes outfielder Larry Walker and catcher Ted Simmons, along with former union head Marvin Miller. A record crowd of over 70,000 had been expected this summer at the small town in upstate New York to honor Jeter, the former Yankees captain who came within one vote of unanimous election in January.This will be the first year without an induction ceremony since 1960.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Several Major League Baseball teams have announced ticket refund policies for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak. The Cleveland Indians have offered a 10% bonus credit for fans who want to apply what they’ve paid to future games. The Boston Red Sox extended a similar bonus credit to season ticket holders. Spring training was suspended on March 12 and the regular season was delayed from its scheduled March 26 start because of the new coronavirus pandemic. A revised schedule has not been announced. MLB is exploring many options to play this year if it’s deemed safe.— The Tampa Bay Rays are the first Major League Baseball team known to plan furloughs of some full-time employees because of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a person familiar with the decision who told The Associated Press the temporary cost-cutting measures will take effect on Saturday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBaseball Hall pushes back 2020 induction ceremonyUNDATED (AP) — First-ballot Hall of Famer Derek Jeter will have to wait an extra year to be inducted at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame has announced that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will be included with any additional new choices at next year’s induction festivities. Associated Press Update on the latest sports April 30, 2020center_img — The inaugural season of “The Hundred” has been postponed for a year after English cricket leaders conceded the task of delivering their glossy and controversial competition during a pandemic was too difficult. The month-long competition was scheduled to start on July 17. It aimed to capitalize on England winning the Cricket World Cup last year and inspire a new generation of fans through a shorter, 100-ball format. The England and Wales Cricket Board said it will not be possible to stage the event because of operational challenges caused by the current social distancing directives and global travel restrictions. The body also didn’t want to stage the competition in empty stadiums.—The Diamond League track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, won’t happen as scheduled on Aug. 20. Organizers of the Athletissima say they are now looking at “alternative options and formats that could still be considered in order to offer athletes the possibility to compete.” Switzerland’s government has prohibited gatherings of more than 1,000 people until the end of August.GYMNASTICS-HANEY SUSPENDEDFormer US Olympic gymnastics coach Haney suspended 8 yearsUNDATED (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic coach Maggie Haney has been suspended for eight years by USA Gymnastics for verbal and emotional abuse of athletes. — The New York Racing Association is seeking to resume live racing at Belmont Park without fans, and it wants to do the same thing this summer at Saratoga Race Course. NYRA says returning to racing would “provide a small sense of normalcy for fans across the country who can watch on television and online.” There has been no live racing in New York since March 15, although training has continued at Belmont Park. NYRA says thoroughbred racing provides $3 billion in annual economic impact and over 19,000 jobs in the state.— Churchill Downs will open stables at the track and training center in phases starting May 11 before races are run during its spring meet without spectators. The historic track postponed the Kentucky Derby last month from May 2 to Sept. 5 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will mark the first time since 1945 horse racing’s marquee event will not run on the first Saturday in May. The stables closed since Dec. 31 for winter renovations and their reopening been being delayed several times.— Germany is beginning to roll out coronavirus testing at soccer clubs in the top two men’s leagues in the hope of resuming the season next month. The German league tells news agency DPA the tests will start immediately. The Bundesliga’s plan to resume in May rests on regular testing for players. That is likely to be before they resume full-team training and before each game. Thousands of tests will be needed to complete the season. That has fueled criticism that the plan wastes resources. The vice president of Germany’s public health institute said last week testing should be focused on people who have symptoms or were linked to an outbreak.— A new women’s soccer season has started in Belarus after it was initially delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The season started with a game between Dynamo-BGUFK and the Belarus national under-19 team. The under-19 team competes in the league alongside club squads. Fans were allowed to attend the game for free but fewer than 100 were in the stands at the stadium in Minsk. Belarus is the only country in Europe playing professional soccer during the pandemic. The men’s league started last month. The women’s league had been scheduled to start on April 16 but was delayed.— British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July. The British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel. Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show. USA Gymnastics confirmed the penalty in a statement Wednesday. The decision came after two months of hearings that included Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez testifying against her longtime coach and world champion Riley McCusker writing a letter critical of Haney.Haney is suspended from membership and any coaching of USA Gymnastics athletes or in member clubs for eight years, effective immediately, followed by a two-year probationary period. After the suspension concludes, USA Gymnastics said Haney may reapply for membership after submitting proof of completing certain specified Safe Sport courses.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to ­perform a major U-turn and re-open contract talks with Frank Lampard, writes the Sunday People.Sunday People Sport can reveal the Blues are close to announcing the£15million signing of Spain Under-21 international midfielder Isco but they are open to the idea of long-serving Lampard staying.After telling the club legend that he could leave, Stamford Bridge sources now insist they want to talk about a new deal.Lampard’s representatives have yet to hear from Chelsea, but the player is keen to stay in the hope of persuading the club to offer him a two-year agreement. Lampard scored a penalty in Chelsea’s 5-1 FA Cup demolition of Southampton yesterday to go level with Kerry Dixon on 193 goals for Blues.He is now just 10 goals shy of breaking Bobby Tambling’s club record of 202 – a mark Lampard is desperate to overhaul.Interim Blues boss Benitez said: “Frank is a good pro, he is doing well, he is under contract, and he is doing fine. I know they have conversations (over his contract) sometimes but the main thing for me as coach is to bring the best out of him.” Manchester United are considering a swoop for Lampard if the Blues fail to tie him up to an extension – and QPR are willing to offer Lamps a two-and-a-half year deal.But whatever happens to Lampard, Malaga starlet Isco is bound for Stamford Bridge.The Spanish club need to bring in significant sums of money in January to pay a huge tax bill.It is not yet clear whether Isco will move to west London this month or remain at Malaga for the rest of the season, possibly on a loan-back deal. The 20-year-old is an attacking midfielder who has scored six times for Malaga this season.last_img read more

first_imgSanogo strugglesWith the news that talismanic frontman Olivier Giroud was ruled out for three to four months with a broken tibia, many were wondering who can fill the void for Arsenal.Manager Arsène Wenger bullishly insisted in his pre-match news conference that the squad had more than enough depth to cope with the loss of the Frenchman and that he wouldn’t be dipping into the transfer market for a replacement. In this potentially tricky encounter at the King Power Stadium, Wenger opted to start with the more physical presence of Yaya Sanogo as the lone striker. A frustrating afternoon ensued for the forward as he failed to take opportunities to net for the visitors, due to a combination of poor composure and good goalkeeping. While Wenger has a good record in converting raw talent into superstars, with a notable example being Thierry Henry, the lack of a top quality striker means that the patience of Gunners fans continues to run thin.Ramsey makes his markSince the departure of Cesc Fàbregas to Barcelona in 2011, the Gunners have been searching for a player who fits into the same mould. During last season they looked to have uncovered this as Aaron Ramsey came to the fore, with a combination of speed, skill and quality finishing, as he notched 16 goals in all competitions. His importance to the team was outlined by the fact that during his absence through injury, Arsenal’s win percentage fell to 55. That momentum has continued into 2014-15 with a pair of crucial league strikes against Crystal Palace and Everton. With the inclusion ofSanti Cazorla in the starting line-up, the Welshman was implemented in a deeper role and his impact proved to be a hard-working display. Although much of the talk has centered around signings on the field, the addition of fitness coach Shad Forsythe may prove vital, as he looks to ensure that the exciting talent of Ramsey is available for all of the campaign.Leicester show their stomach for their fightWhen you looked at the fixtures awaiting Nigel Pearson’s side at the start of the Premier League campaign, you may have feared for their survival chances. The Foxes have defied all of their doubters in the opening credits of the season as they have produced a trio of good performances against teams competing for the top four spots. After twice coming from behind on the opening day against Everton and stifling Chelsea and Arsenal for long periods with an organised and energetic approach, Pearson’s team illustrated that they will be difficult to beat. Despite a lack of top-flight experience in their ranks, with a combined total of 550 appearances in their line-up, Leicester have a good team ethic and will look to build on this encouraging start.last_img read more

first_imgArizona’s advantage is 10 spring training ballparks plus the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field all within about 50 miles. Florida’s spring training ballparks are spread by as much as 220 miles.“It allows for immediacy of a schedule, where you might be able to begin it and televise it, provide Major League Baseball to America,” said Scott Boras, baseball’s most prominent agent. “I think players are willing to do what’s necessary because I think they understand the importance of baseball for their own livelihoods and for the interest of our country and providing a necessary product that gives all the people that are isolated enjoyment.”“It gives them a sense of a return to some normalcy,” Boras added. “You talk to a psychologist about it and they say it’s it’s really good for a culture to have to have sport and to have a focus like that, where for a few hours a day they can take their minds off the difficult reality of the virus.”Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest.Texas Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said MLB is examining different options and he didn’t want to speculate.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced.Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said.Half of the MLB clubs hold spring training in Arizona, the other half in Florida. Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut “But, obviously, we’d all love to find a way to play, provided we could do safely, and that would be the priority,” he said.The players’ association would want to survey its members to determine whether they would support such a plan, one of the people said.“You’re going to be largely separated from your families and you’re going to have to function in a very contained way. It’s not it’s not a normal life, this idea,” Boras said. “You’re going to have an identified group of people. You’re going to have a constantly tested group of people. And you’re going to have a very limited access of those people to the outside world so that you can assure a very uncontaminated league, if you will, to produce a product that is inspirational to our country.”Chase Field, with artificial turf and a retractable roof, could be the site of daily tripleheaders, Boras said.MLB and the union reached a deal March 26 to advance $170 million in salary to players for the first 60 days of the season. As part of the deal, players would get only prorated portions of their salaries if the regular season is cut from its usual 162 games and would receive no additional salary if the season is scrapped.Both sides have agreed to attempt to play as full a season as is possible, and this plan would enable to season to start while waiting for health and government officials determine whether it is safe to resume play in regular-season ballparks, with the travel that would entail. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

first_imgZach Randolph 17 points and seven rebounds for the Kings. Bogdan Bogdanovic and George Hill each had 10 points. Sacramento had won four of its previous five games at Golden 1 Arena. Hield made consecutive 3s to pull the Kings even at 95 with 15 seconds remaining. After a timeout, Griffin hit his fallaway jumper. Trailing by 18 early in the third quarter, the Clippers ran off 17 unanswered points, including three consecutive 3-pointers by Williams.Both Williams and Griffin had 12 points in the third, when the Clippers outscored the Kings 29-10. TIP-INS Clippers: Ex-Clipper Baron Davis was among the crowd. . LA was again without injured starters Danilo Gallinari (sore hip) and Milos Teodosic (foot injury). Patrick Beverley underwent season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee. SACRAMENTO — Blake Griffin made a 10-foot jumper with 3.2 seconds remaining and had a season-high 33 points to lead the Clippers over the Sacramento Kings, 97-95 on Saturday night. The Clippers squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but Griffin sent them home from their five-game road trip with a pair of victories.Lou Williams made four 3-pointers and had 18 points for the Clippers, who have beat the Kings 10 straight times in Sacramento. Austin Rivers added 14 points and DeAndre Jordan had 16 rebounds. PreviousSacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, walks off the the court as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, celebrates the Clippers’ 97-95 win in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Griffin scored with 3.2 seconds left in the game. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson, left, and DeAndre Jordan, right, stop the drive of Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, right, grabs a rebound against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, goes up for the go-ahead shot over Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, right, in the closing moments of the Clippers’ 97-95 win in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield goes up for a shot over Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, left, goes to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, rear, and Lou Williams, front right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, center, questions referee Rodney Mott about a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph, right, goes up for the shot against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, right, blocks the shot of Sacramento Kings guard Frank Mason III during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center, drives to the basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, drives against Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, walks off the the court as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, celebrates the Clippers’ 97-95 win in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Griffin scored with 3.2 seconds left in the game. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson, left, and DeAndre Jordan, right, stop the drive of Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson, left, and DeAndre Jordan, right, stop the drive of Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 97-95. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ExpandBuddy Hield had career highs of seven 3-pointers and 35 points for the Kings. Hield missed a wild, running left-handed shot at the buzzer. Kings: The Sacramento bench had a 31-13 advantage in the opening half, when the Kings led 61-47. … The Kings shot 4 of 19 in the third quarter after shooting 58.5 percent in the first half. UP NEXT Clippers: Play the Lakers on Monday.Kings: Visit Golden State on Monday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgKlopp has already returned to Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park, when Liverpool earned a 1-1 draw in Europa League quarter-finals, first leg, in 2015-16 before the Reds’ won the return 4-3 at Anfield, coming back from 3-1 down on their way to losing the final 3-1 against Seville.The draw for next February’s Champions League last 16 ties is scheduled for 1100 GMT on Monday in Nyon with Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain, under ex-Borussia coach Thomas Tuchel, Porto and Real Madrid all confirmed group winners alongside Dortmund.No club can face an opponent from their group and teams from the same country can only be drawn together from the quarter-finals onwards.In addition to Liverpool, Tottenham and Roma will be in the pot of second-place finishers. Dortmund’s other potential opponents are Ajax and also Lyon or Shakhtar Dontesk and Manchester United or Juventus.Share on: WhatsApp Berlin, Germany | AFP | Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a goal from Mohamed Salah, saw Klopp’s team squeeze into the knock-out stages in Europe as Group C runners-up.“It doesn’t have to be Liverpool in the next round,” CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke replied tersely when asked if he wants to draw Liverpool in the next round.After Raphael Guerreiro scored twice in Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Monaco, Dortmund are also into the last 16 as winners of Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid, but eager to avoid Liverpool and Klopp, who led the German club to back to back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012.“Liverpool? That would be tough, but whoever we get, it will be tense and difficult,” said Germany midfielder Mario Goetze, who captained Dortmund in Monaco.last_img read more

first_imgPop singer Taylor Swift made a donation of $1 million to tornado relief efforts in Middle Tennessee, where deadly storms ravaged counties this week, including in Nashville.In an Instagram post made Thursday, Swift said “Nashville is my home.” She added that “the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me.” She included a link to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. The statewide death toll was 24.At Least 19 Dead After Tornadoes Slam Nashvillelast_img read more