Barca praise Luis Suarez’s apology

first_img “Luis has had the character and humility to recognise a mistake. That is important. There his recovery starts. 01/07/2014 CEST “We don’t analyse the subject of Suarez from the point of view of Barca,” Zubizarreta said. Andoni Zubizarreta and Ivan Rakitic praised Luis Suarez for apologising for his bite on Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy. The Liverpool striker was very much “present” at the press conference to present Rakitic as a Barcelona player on Tuesday. Sporting director Zubizarreta and Barca’s new midfielder both said that Suarez’s public apology – which should speed up his transfer from Anfield to Camp Nou – showed his character. J.G. Alcaraz/J. Capdevila Upd. at 22:20 “Where his future lies is another matter. Now, the reality is that he is a Liverpool player.” “He is an excellent player, but a Liverpool player,” he added. Despite being pressed further by journalists, Zubizarreta wouldn’t expand on Barca’s interest in the Uruguayan striker. Meanwhile, Rakitic also spoke up Suarez’s repentance. “He has shown his character and courage to ask for forgiveness. Giving an apology speaks a lot about him and I congratulate him for that.  “[Suarez] has a lot of quality and he is a great player, as he demonstrated at the World Cup and with Liverpool last season, scoring more than 30 goals in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Keylor Navas: Real Madrid won’t give up in La Liga title race

first_img Sport EN CEST Luis Enrique’s side now play Valencia on Sunday with the added pressure of having Madrid breathing down their necks, while Atletico could move level with Barça if they beat Granada.  Keylor Navas says Real Madrid “won’t give up” after beating Getafe 5-1 to move within one point of Barcelona.  Title race: We will keep working hard. We won’t give up at any moment and, from here on, let’s see what happens.   16/04/2016 at 18:46 Getafe: It was a complicated game because they are in a difficult situation and came out giving everything, but we did our work well and with the respect that Getafe deserved.  Good form: Things are going well for me, I’m happy. Thanks to God the team has won another game, too. The team did the right things in the majortiy of moves.  Here is what Navas had to say to Canal+ after goals from Karim Benzema, Isco, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo eased Madrid to victory: Manchester City: We have to be happy to be in the Champions League semi-final and respect the rival, who are a great team, but we will try to win. With humility and hard work, everything is possible.  The double: We are Real Madrid and we will give everything [to win Champions League and La Liga]. After that, let’s see what happens. But what is clear is that we always fight for all the trophies.last_img read more

Ben Arfa looks to be on his way to PSG

first_img Ben Arfa is currently with the French squad at Euro 2016, after an impressive season in Ligue 1 with Nice. He will sign a three-year deal at the Parc des Princes, where he will be coached by Unai Emery. CEST Emery is also chasing a former player of his at Sevilla, midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, who is also still involved at the European Championships, with Poland. 29/06/2016 The French forward, Hatem Ben Arfa, will opt to join PSG in the coming hours according to ‘L’Equipe’, despite the interest from other clubs, including Sevilla, for the 29-year-old.  center_img Upd. at 21:51 PSG are making a big push this summer to achieve their dream of Champions League success, and the addition of Ben Arfa is a further step towards that aim. Sport ENlast_img read more

Cricket: In-form stars left out of Indian T20 squad for series against Ireland and…

first_imgAdvertisement be6mlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2w0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7wto( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4p5Would you ever consider trying this?😱74vvCan your students do this? 🌚efo2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Image courtesy: Bcci.tvAdvertisement BCCI named the squad for India’s upcoming T20I series against Ireland and England. While Virat Kohli returned back to the squad after missing out the Nidhas Trophy, several in-form T20 players were snubbed for the tour. Team India are scheduled to play 2 T20I against Ireland at Dublin before moving on to England.Advertisement The squad includes the presence of several regulars including MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Shama and Jasprit Bumrah. Whereas Siddharth Kaul and Lokesh Rahul were rewarded for their fine exploits in the recently culminated IPL with a call-up to the national team.The squad did not have a place for Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant who took the IPL by storm with their consistent performances throughout the tournament. Manish Pandey was given the nod ahead despite going through a terrible patch as of late.Advertisement Former spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav do not feature either as Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have taken over the spin reigns. Youngster Washington Sundar also makes his presence felt in the squad as an option for a third spinner.The BCCI have included a lethal pace attack considering the lively pitches in the United Kingdom. India kick-off their lengthy overseas with the first ever bilateral series against Ireland on June 27.Here is the entire 16 men contingent for the T20 series against Ireland and England.India squad for T20I series: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh YadavRead AlsoBoxing: Joseph Parker wants to knockout Dillian WhyteFIFA World Cup 2018: Iago Aspas with a late goal as Spain hold Morocco to a 2-2 draw Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA: Jamal Crawford interested in playing for Philadelphia 76ers

first_imgAdvertisement nxlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsag5wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2wadu9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xksxWould you ever consider trying this?😱jprdCan your students do this? 🌚8yt1dRoller skating! Powered by Firework Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford said he’d be interested in signing with the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season.Advertisement Crawford reportedly opted out of his contract with the Timberwolves in early May.Advertisement On Friday, Crawford told Brandon Robinson on Scoop B Radio (via Ashish Mathur of Amico Hoops) he would by “honored” to play in Philly:“I’ve always loved coach Brett Brown. I’ve been on record. I’ve been a fan of his for years. He just needed talent, and now he has that. He added Ben Simmons, I love his game. I love Jojo [Joel Embiid]. They’re both among my favorite players in the league to watch. Markelle [Fultz] is like a little brother to me. Obviously, he went to the University of Washington, and we talk every other day. J.J. Redick is like a brother to me, we’ve been through wars together, so there’s so many things to love about Philadelphia for sure.”Advertisement Crawford would serve as veteran depth on a young Sixers team, and they reportedly have some interest. Perhaps something will come of this and Crawford, who is surprisingly unsigned into August, will find his new home. Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA Recap, 11/1/19 – Spurs and Thunder battle it out in double overtime

first_imgAdvertisement wq8aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs892Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eube( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5pjmoWould you ever consider trying this?😱n9Can your students do this? 🌚5tj9uRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Spurs and the Thunder played out a blinder of a game in San Antonio. The game went to double overtime, and it finished 154-147 in favour of the home team. LaMarcus Aldridge was the highest scorer in the game, and the forward notched up 56 points to lead the Spurs to victory.Advertisement Russell Westbrook had a monster triple-double of 24 points, 24 assists, and 13 rebounds, but it was in vain. His teammate Paul George scored 30 points, and Jerami Grant added 25.Advertisement Aldridge got his career-high, and his 56 was the most points by a Spurs player for a decade. The Spurs started the game with 14 consecutive three-point makes, which was the most in the league for 20 seasons.In other news, the Sacramento Kings beat the Detroit Pistons 112-102. It was the seventh loss in eight games for Detroit. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat claimed a surprise 115-99 win over the Boston Celtics. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris were involved in a heated tussle during the game.Advertisement Nikola Jokic recorded a triple-double of 18 points, 10 assists, and 14 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets won 121-100 against the Clippers.That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho lambasts at Manchester United for their shambolic defending against Barcelona in UEFA…

first_imgAdvertisement 44rbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsrl0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E69zs7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aoq2i5Would you ever consider trying this?😱2lwCan your students do this? 🌚582Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho lambasted at his former side for their shambolic defending against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League second-leg which saw them lose 3-0 at Camp Nou.Advertisement In the previous season, Manchester United was one of the toughest sides to break down, conceding only 28 goals in the Premier League. However, their defensive shape against Barcelona on Wednesday was nothing but abysmal.Advertisement “Lots of mistakes, lots of goals with awful defending on the inside foot. You look to Coutinho goal, even Messi goal.”Jose Mourinho criticized Manchester United’s formation in particular as they deployed only Fred in the defensive midfield, a zone which Messi exploited.Advertisement “In front of the defensive line was only Fred. And that’s the area where Messi comes and gets the ball and when Messi has the ball. One, one, one. You are dead. That’s why I never liked individual man-on-man against Messi. Messi’s a cage. You have to create a cage.”However, he didn’t back out in admitting that Barcelona were the better side and deserved to win the fixture and progress to the semi-finals of UEFA Champions League.“Barcelona is Barcelona, they are better a better team than Manchester United, they have better players than Manchester United. I think it’s normal they won.” Advertisementlast_img read more

United slap £180m price tag on Pogba

first_imgImage Courtesy: EPAAdvertisement 4lfluNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs11tqsbeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9du6g9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3dcoWould you ever consider trying this?😱7wvjpCan your students do this? 🌚6sjbzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United have raised the price tag on Paul Pogba by £30 million to a staggering £180 million, as the player and his agent Mino Raiola continue to push for a transfer.Advertisement Image Courtesy: EPAFollowing the 2018 World Cup winner’s desire to leave Old Trafford to seek “new challenge” elsewhere, and Raiola’s criticism towards the club’s handling of the situation,United spent £89 million on bringing the 26-year old back from Turin and priced the player at £150 million, before Raiola and Pogba had put on the pressure for a transfer.Advertisement The current £180 million fee is double the amount the Red Devils initially paid for Pogba, which might put Real Madrid and Juventus off from pursuing the Frenchman this summer.Despite his desire to leave United, Solskjær has admitted that Pogba’s conduct in training has been positive.Advertisement “Paul has never put himself out of the team, he has always wanted to play, he has always given his best.” the Norwegian said this week.“Agents talk all the time and we’ve not had any bids from any clubs.”“I’m not just talking about Mino Raiola, there are loads of agents out there who have got clients they are looking after. We’ve got players and a team that I’ve got to look after and manage.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Club ventures into the unknown

first_imgBUNYIP and District Soccer Club travelled into the unknown on Sunday with its first match in the FFV Mens Thirds,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Top honours for Izzy

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER AUGUST has been an amazing football month for Izzy Marsh. The Garfield football prodigy represented Victoria, helped…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img