Two-goal Dybala upstages Messi as Juve thump Barcelona

first_imgPaulo Dybala upstaged his fellow Argentine Lionel Messi by scoring two exquisitely taken goals to set Juventus on the way to an emphatic 3-0 win over an underwhelming Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.The Spanish side, who overcame a 4-0 first-leg deficit in the previous round to beat Paris St Germain, will have to pull a similar trick out of the hat after being comprehensively outplayed in the quarter-final first leg.Dybala fired Juve ahead in the seventh minute and added the second goal before the half hour while defender Giorgio Chiellini headed in the third early in the second half in another rousing Juventus performance.It could have been worse for Barca as Gonzalo Higuain, usually Juve’s most dangerous marksman, missed two chances that he would usually have snapped up.last_img read more

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Three wins on the trot for Hunters

first_imgThe Hunters were first on the board in the 13th minute courtesy of some fancy footwork and speed from fullback Stargroth Amean who danced around the defence and dived over to score.His opposite number, Jamayne Isaako proved hard to stop near the line when he bulldozed his way over to score just after the 20 minute mark.An unsuccessful conversion put the score at 6-4 with the Hunters in front.Good ball movement to the wing of Paul Wawa produced a try for the Hunters with Willie Minoga drawing in the defence before flicking it out to Wawa to score on debut right in the corner.From the sideline, Ase Boas struck it clean between the posts to make it two from two, and put the score to 12-4 after 30 minutes.But the home side hurt the Hunters a minute out from half-time through a simple try from Matthew Minto.Scott Doyle brought the score closer converting the try to make it 12-10 at half-time.It was all the Hunters in the early part of the second half with a double to the ‘Freight Train’ Willie Minoga. This put the Hunters in control at 22-10.The Magpies found their rhythm late in the match and found the try line in the 70th minute.Doyle’s conversion from the sideline was a blinder sailing through to put them within a converted try of levelling up.Just when it seemed the Hunters had done enough, Minto kicked for the wing of Cameron Booth who caught the ball and scored right on the full time siren.It was now left to the boot of Doyle to force a draw with a kick from the sideline.But Doyle’s kick sailed wide handing the Hunters the win. (File picture)last_img read more

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Liverpool beat Barcelona

first_imgFacing a daunting 3-0 deficit after last week’s first leg, Origi made light of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino’s absence from the Liverpool forward line by poaching a seventh-minute opener on Tuesday.Jurgen Klopp’s side kept the contest at a pace frenetic enough that Barcelona were rarely allowed to settle and Wijnaldum’s quickfire brace before the hour had the locals in raptures.It was a night for unlikely heroes and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quickly taken corner allowed Origi to smash high into the net 11 minutes from time – inflicting a humbling upon LaLiga champions Barca and the great Lionel Messi even more punishing than their surrender at Roma in last season’s quarter-final.Liverpool’s remarkable 4-3 aggregate triumph means a June 1 final against Ajax or Tottenham – and the chance to right the wrongs of last season’s fall to Real Madrid at the last hurdle – awaits.pic.twitter.com/Dlj0XVvvDr— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 7, 2019Shortly after Clement Lenglet’s timely touch prevented Jordan Henderson from turning in Xherdan Shaqiri’s low cross, the Reds captain drove into the Barcelona box and Marc-Andre ter Stegen could only push a tame shot to the feet of the waiting Origi.Alisson saved sharply from Messi and Philippe Coutinho as Barca began to click into gear, with Ter Stegen’s 24th-minute stop from Andy Robertson of a more unorthodox variety.Liverpool’s goalkeeper intervened crucially in first-half stoppage time to deny Jordi Alba after Messi sliced the hosts open on the break.Unlikely hero Wijnaldum entered the fray in place of the injured Robertson at half-time and Liverpool resumed on the front foot, Ter Stegen repelling Virgil van Dijk’s instinctive backheel volley from Alexander-Arnold’s cross.Alisson was also back into his work as Suarez sprung the Reds’ offside trap – a stop that looked even more vital when Wijnaldum drove Alexander-Arnold’s next delivery from open play through Ter Stegen’s grasp.Barcelona were rocking, with memories of Rome – where they crashed out after holding a 4-1 first-leg lead – flooding back as Wijnaldum rose highest to emphatically convert Shaqiri’s 56th-minute centre.Where Barca minds were muddled, Alexander-Arnold’s was razor sharp and Origi pounced to leave Messi and his team-mates battered, bruised and beaten.What does it mean? Reds have six appeal as Messi’s dream diesVincent Kompany’s spectacular winner for Manchester City against Leicester City on Monday left Liverpool staring at somehow ending 10 months of relentlessly high quality without a trophy.Now they are one game away from claiming their sixth triumph in Europe’s biggest competition, while Messi’s wait for his fifth goes on. This will be even more painful than the defeats to Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma that followed Barcelona’s last success in 2015.ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!THIS TEAM pic.twitter.com/L5llXLuuzq— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 7, 2019Wijnaldum writes his own famous Anfield chapterA club and a ground steeped in great European deeds, Wijnaldum was perhaps not the man expected to add his name to Liverpool folklore. But his two goals in the space of 122 delirious second-half seconds provided those in attendance with memories they will never forget, as one of the unsung heroes of Liverpool’s campaign emerged from a form slump to enjoy a deserved moment in the sun.Coutinho disappears in a hail of boosAnfield predictably did not look fondly upon its two former sons, with Brazil midfielder Coutinho coming in for heavier stick than Suarez, despite the latter frequently being keen to show his appetite for the dark arts remains. Aside from his first-half chance, the game passed Coutinho by and he made way shortly after Wijnaldum made it 3-0, not to be trusted with turning the tide. He failed to create a single chance in his one-hour outing.Photo: Getty Images. Caption: Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldumlast_img read more

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Trump Admin moves closer to authorizing oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast

first_imgArticle published by Mike Gaworecki The Trump Administration announced today that it will issue five Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast. Seismic airgun blasting is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep beneath the floor of the ocean.Seismic surveying involves ships towing airgun arrays that continually blast intense bursts of compressed air into the water every 10 to 12 seconds as a means of determining what resources might lie beneath the ocean floor. These seismic airguns are so loud that the noise can travel as many as 2,500 miles underwater.Environmentalists were quick to decry the Administration’s decision to issue the IHAs on the grounds that marine mammals will face severe threats as a result of seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. The Trump Administration announced today that it will issue five Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast.The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated: “In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries has issued incidental harassment authorizations (IHA) to five separate applicants to incidentally harass marine mammals during geophysical survey activities in the Atlantic Ocean.”Seismic airgun blasting is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep beneath the floor of the ocean. Offshore oil and gas exploration has not been permitted in the US’ Atlantic waters since the US Congress effectively banned drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines in the early 1980s, though that Congressional ban has since expired.There is fierce opposition to the opening of publicly held offshore waters to exploitation by oil and gas companies up and down the US Atlantic coast. Numerous businesses, municipalities, local and state elected officials, and federal legislators have spoken out against the Trump Administration’s moves to allow drilling off the Atlantic coast.Environmentalists were quick to decry the Administration’s decision to issue the IHAs on the grounds that marine mammals will face severe threats as a result of seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. Michael Jasny, director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), also pointed out the irony of the Trump Administration green-lighting offshore drilling within days of NOAA issuing its latest National Climate Assessment, which noted that global warming is already threatening “Americans’ physical, social, and economic wellbeing.”“Just one week after issuing dire warnings on the catastrophic fallout of climate change to come, the Trump Administration is opening our coastlines to for-profit companies to prospect for oil and gas — and is willing to sacrifice marine life, our coastal communities and fisheries in the process,” Jasny said in a statement. “This is the first step towards drilling and scientists warn that seismic activity alone could drive the endangered North American right whale to extinction. We’ll stand with citizens, coastal businesses, scientists, lawmakers, and commercial and recreational fishermen who oppose seismic blasting, and we will fight this illegal action.”The move to open vast areas of US waters to drilling has been expected from the Trump Administration for some time. In April 2017, Trump issued an executive order regarding his “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” that proposed all US waters be considered for offshore drilling. The executive order directed federal agencies to “streamline” the permitting process for “seismic research and data collection” and “expedite all stages of consideration of Incidental Take Authorization requests, including Incidental Harassment Authorizations and Letters of Authorization, and Seismic Survey permit applications,” which are required under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.Subsequent to Trump’s executive order, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order that enjoined NOAA’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to reverse a previous decision, made in the final days of the Obama Administration, that denied permits for seismic surveying activities off the Atlantic Coast on the grounds that it was too risky.Graphic by Oceanea.Before seismic airgun blasting can begin in the Atlantic, BOEM must issue final permits, which are expected in the near future. The proposed area for seismic airgun blasting stretches from Cape May, New Jersey to Cape Canaveral, Florida.Seismic surveying involves ships towing airgun arrays that continually blast intense bursts of compressed air into the water every 10 to 12 seconds as a means of determining what resources might lie beneath the ocean floor. These seismic airguns are so loud that the noise can travel as many as 2,500 miles underwater. According to the NRDC, the seismic survey process can disrupt foraging and other crucial behaviors in endangered whales, displace fish, injure and kill invertebrates like zooplankton and scallops, and harm commercial fisheries. The group has posted an audio sample of seismic blasting here.BOEM’s own research has found that seismic airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast could injure as many as 138,000 marine mammals, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, and disrupt the lives of millions more marine animals. That’s why companies seeking to prospect for oil and gas under the Atlantic Ocean must first procure an IHA from the National Marine Fisheries Service (also known as NOAA Fisheries).The authorizations issued to five companies today require a variety of measures to reduce the impacts of seismic survey activities on marine mammals, including observers onboard survey vessels to notify operators when a protected species is within a certain distance of the airgun arrays and operational restrictions intended to address impacts to sensitive species in their preferred habitats.In response to the announcement of the IHAs being issued, the NGO Oceana launched an interactive map to track seismic survey vessels using the Global Fishing Watch platform’s technology.“If these companies are allowed to begin seismic airgun blasting, our map gives the public near real-time access to the precise locations of vessels so that they know when, where and if these activities begin off our coast,” Diane Hoskins, campaign director at Oceana, said in a statement. “This interactive map is a powerful tool in the fight to protect Atlantic communities from offshore drilling.”Once seismic surveys have found potential oil and gas deposits, the next step would be for companies to confirm the presence of those hydrocarbon resources via exploratory drilling — which is what BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig was doing when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, causing one of the worst oil spills and environmental disasters in U.S. history.“This action flies in the face of massive opposition to offshore drilling and exploration from over 90 percent of coastal municipalities in the proposed blast zone,” Hoskins said. “These permits were already denied because of the known harm that seismic airgun blasting causes. President Trump is essentially giving these companies permission to harass, harm and possibly even kill marine life, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale — all in the pursuit of dirty and dangerous offshore oil. This is the first step toward offshore drilling in the Atlantic and we’re going to make sure coastal communities know what’s happening and fight this.”North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. North Atlantic right whales, listed as critically endangered under the US Endangered Species Act, are a species of particular concern if seismic airgun blasting is allowed to occur off the Atlantic coast. Their only known calving ground is off the coast of the southeast US, including the area where seismic surveying has been proposed. Photo via Wikimedia Commons. 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In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? 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I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Climate Change, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Fish, Global Warming, Marine Animals, Marine Crisis, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Mammals, Oceans, Oceans And Climate Change, Offshore Drilling, Oil, Oil Drilling, Whales last_img read more

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‘Life-changing’ – VCB, husband announce pregnancy

first_img Meanwhile, 2005 100m World Championships silver medallist and multiple-time relay medal winner Michael Frater, a current JAAA vice-president, also offered his support to his former team-mate, while Clemson University coach Lennox Graham, who has served on the country’s coaching team to several major international championships, shared his delight at the news. “Blessings on the continued journey! Thanks for allowing us to share your joy,” Graham stated. Bahamian star Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who shares management set-up with Campbell-Brown, posted: “Yessss So happy for you V! I pray nothing but blessings over your family.” Olympic and world 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and 400m hurdles bronze medallist from the London 2017 World Championships Ristananna Tracey were also among the over 1,000 persons who commented on the pair’s post on Instagram yesterday evening. Campbell-Brown has won the RJRGLEANER National Sportswoman of the Year award on five occasions – 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 – and was, in 2017, presented with the Gleaner Iconic Award at the ceremony. akino.ming@gleanerjm.com Hard to come back It was a point which Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake couldn’t ignore, in his congratulatory message to the couple. “The federation wishes the couple the best in their new life,” said Blake, who is also a medical doctor by profession. “Campbell-Brown is 36 years old, and, at this stage, it is difficult for athletes to come back after having baby. Even coming back from pregnancy is always a difficulty, and the later you wait, the more difficult it becomes. But Veronica has always been a strong competitor for us, so we are a waiting the final decision as to whether she is retiring or not.” Campbell-Brown, who has three Olympic gold medals and another three World Championships podium-topping performances to her credit, has won an astounding 27 medals for Jamaica at the senior global level, making her the most successful Jamaican female track and field athlete in history. Only Merlene Ottey has won more medals in global senior championships (30), but the younger Jamaican star boasts more gold medals throughout her career. Meanwhile, hundreds of messages of support poured in for the sprinting couple, with 2008 Olympic 100m silver-medal winner and Campbell-Brown’s former relay teammate Sherone Simpson, who recently returned to the track after giving birth two years ago, offering her own encouragement. “I am so happy for her,” Simpson told The Gleaner. “She is having a baby; a child is a blessing,” said Simpson, who, along with Campbell-Brown, Aleen Bailey and Tayna Lawrence, won the 4x100m at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. “If she wants to settle down and parent her child because she has done a lot in her track and field career, she should, but if she feels she can still compete, then she can if her mind is prepared for it,” Simpson shared. Frater’s support Amid doubts about her future in the sport, several top local and international track and field figures have offered their congratulations to Jamaican sprinting great Veronica Campbell-Brown and her husband, Omar, following the announcement of her pregnancy yesterday. Campbell-Brown, one of the most decorated Jamaican sprinters of all time, and Omar, the 2006 Commonwealth Games 200m champion used their official social-media platforms to reveal the expected arrival of their first child. “Our lives will change forever #BabyComingSoon,” read a post, which featured a baby bump-bearing Campbell-Brown and Omar clad in white on a powdery-sanded beach. “We look forward to parenthood and all the joys and challenges that come with it. We pray for wisdom to be the best parents possible.” With Campbell-Brown set to celebrate her 37th birthday in May and the Olympic Games set for Tokyo next summer, this could also spell the end of one of the most illustrious careers in Jamaican track and field history, with the eight-time Olympic medal winner acknowledging that her future in competitive athletics is in doubt. “At this moment, I am uncertain if I will return to competition as the main focus is to welcome our baby and to provide the best environment filled with love, warmth and care.”last_img read more

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Final 12 or not, Robert Bolick, CJ Perez nothing but grateful for Gilas experience

first_imgLATEST STORIES OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon MOST READ The prized rookies are also cherishing the moments of sharing the same court with the best players and country and learning from bright basketball minds.AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“To experience playing the international game is really something else. Hopefully, I get to apply everything that I experienced here. As a PBA rookie really learned a lot just being in their company,” Perez said in Filipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Gilas rookie Robert Bolcik and CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Robert Bolick and CJ Perez emerged as two of the biggest revelations for Gilas Pilipinas during its training camp in Spain.The two young guns showed a lot of promise with noteworthy performances in Gilas’ stint in the Torneo de Malaga where it split its two games with a loss to Congo and a victory over Ivory Coast.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Both made a strong case to make the final lineup with Bolick flourishing in big moments and Perez displaying his all-around brilliance.An inclusion to the Fiba World Cup roster, however, would be just an icing on the cake for the fast-rising guards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’m just playing my game. I thank my teammates for being there for me. But I will support whatever coach Yeng decides because it’s for the country,” said Bolick in Filipino.“Whether I make the team or not, I will give my all. That’s always been my mentality. This experience alone has already helped my career. I’m happy just being here but of course, it would be an even greater feeling if I make it.” TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon San Miguel’s culture of unselfishness helps Terrence Romeo find redemption Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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‘There will always be a Chelsea, with or without John Terry’ – Ron Harris

first_imgChelsea’s record appearance holder Ron Harris insists there is no man greater than the club, as the uncertainly over John Terry’s future at the club continues.The 35-year-old Blues captain announced in January that he will end his long Stamford Bridge career at the end of the campaign, having not been offered a new deal by the club.Chelsea, however, maintain the possibility of a contract extension remains.Frank Lampard, for example, penned a one-year deal in 2013 after months of uncertainty over his future, although the all-time leading scorer did leave the following summer.Terry’s exit would be a shock for fans, who have so long relied on the defender, but Harris insists Chelsea will still be Chelsea even without their long-term skipper.He also admits the situation may change following Antonio Conte’s appointment as manager.“I remember having a bet with Frank Lampard and John Terry that they won’t beat my record,” said Harris, who made 795 appearances for the Blues.“I am still confident if John stayed there next season, he is still 70 or 80 games short.“But I don’t want to get involved in whether they should keep him if it’s the club’s policy that if people reach a certain age…like has happened to other players.“There will always be a Chelsea with or without Ron Harris, Frank Lampard and John Terry.“Maybe things might change now that a new manager has come on the scene.“We’ll have to wait until nearer the time to see whether John will be at Chelsea next season, or looking for another club.” John Terry – Will he stay, or will he go? 1last_img read more

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Roma in £24million swoop for Chelsea and Manchester City target

first_imgRoma have had a £24m bid for Chelsea and Manchester City target Franck Kessie accepted, according to reports in Italy.The Atalanta midfielder has been one of the standout performers in Serie A this season and clubs are queuing up to sign him.Both Chelsea and Manchester City have expressed a strong interest, while the Ivorian has been linked with clubs in Germany and Spain too.But, according to Corriere dello Sport, Roma have nipped in front of everyone else by agreeing a fee for Kessie.The Italian club will reportedly shell out around £24m for the 20-year-old and they will offer him a five-year contract.Talks with Kessie and his agent are set to take place next week, meaning the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City will have to move fast if they want to land their man. Franck Kessie in action for Atalanta 1last_img read more

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Where Tottenham’s new capacity ranks with Europe’s largest stadiums

first_img5. Luzhniki Stadium (Russia) – 81,006 27 27 27 The Luzhniki Stadium hosted the World Cup final 27 7. Stade de France (France) – 80,000 27 27 14. NSC Olimpiyskiy (Ukraine) – 70,050 27 Tottenham Hotspur held a test event at their new stadium 23. Estadio Benito Villamarin (Real Betis) – 60,720 27 Turkey play their games at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium The Germany national team play at the Olympiastadion 21. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – 62,062 The Emirates Stadium was opened in 2006 8. Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium (Turkey) – 76,092 24. Celtic Park (Celtic) – 60,500 18. Gazprom Arena (Zenit St Petersburg) – 67,800 20. Estadio da Luz (Benfica) – 64,400 15. OAKA Stadium (Panathinaikos/AEK Athens) – 69,918 NSC Olimpiyskiy has hosted the Champions League final 27 Azerbaijan’s national team play at the stadium The VELTINS-Arena is the home of Schalke 27 17. Wanda Metropolitano (Atletico Madrid) – 68,000 Barcelona play at the biggest stadium in Europe After one more test event this weekend, the senior side will play their first match at the £1billion arena against Crystal Palace on April 3.The capacity at the new stadium has nearly doubled from that at White Hart Lane. It was 36,284 but is now 62,062, making it one of the biggest stadiums in the Premier League and Europe.Here is where it ranks among its European rivals.26. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) – 60,361 4. Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) – 81,044 The San Siro can hold more than 80,000 fans The Bernabeu is the second biggest stadium in Spain 27 27 27 27 27 Both Panathinaikos and AEK Athens play at the stadium 27 The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff center_img The Allianz Arena has a capacity of 75,000 27 27 6. San Siro (AC Milan/Inter Milan) – 80,018 Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is nearing its first official match and the early impressions are good.A test event was held on Sunday where the north London club’s Under-18s took on their Southampton counterparts. 27 12. Millennium Stadium (Wales) – 74,500 27 Spurs’ new stadium cost a reported £1billion Marseille play at the Stade Velodrome 11. Olympiastadion (Germany) – 74,648 1. Camp Nou (Barcelona) – 99,354 16. Baku Olympic Stadium (Azerbaijan) – 68,700 Old Trafford is the largest Premier League ground 2. Wembley (England) – 90,000 27 25. Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stuttgart) – 60,441 Celtic Park is Scotland’s largest stadium Lazio and Roma both play at the Stadio Olimpico getty Real Betis play at the Estadio Benito Villamarin 27 The Wanda Metropolitano was renovated in 2017 9. Old Trafford (Manchester United) – 75,811 3. Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) – 81,359 10. Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) – 75,000 England play their home games at Wembley 27 19. Stade Velodrome (Marseille) – 67,000 27 The Estadio da Luz was opened in 2003 22. VELTINS-Arena (Schalke) – 61,637 27 Borussia Dortmund’s stadium is the biggest in Germany 13. Stadio Olimpico (Lazio/Roma) – 72,698 27 27 The Stade de France is home of France’s football team The stadium originally opened in 1897 and was last renovated in 2005 The Gazprom Arena in Russia last_img read more

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Piers Morgan: Arsenal must kick out ‘wastrels’ starting with ‘lazy warthog’ Ozil

first_img REAL DEAL LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS tense 2 LATEST deals IN DEMAND They also were thrashed 4-1 in the Europa League final by Chelsea, leaving Unai Emery with plenty to think about ahead of next season.And speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, the outspoken Gunners fan explained exactly where he thinks the changes need to start from.“He’s got a massive job to do. I would kick out four or five of those wastrels,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:14Loaded: 13.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Piers Morgan wants Arsenal to get rid of several players in the summer whoops latest David Seaman complains about Arsenal’s lack of ambition Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? “I’ve done a lot of talking about managers over the years.“I’ve done one of these games before, a charity game at Leicester, against Niall Horan’s team and I won that, so my record as a manager is one for one, which I think makes me the best manager in the world right now.“If I was to win on Sunday as well it becomes two for two and that’s the sort of stuff when you start getting calls from Chelsea and Man United.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Getty 2 Mesut Ozil is the highest paid player at Arsenal Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Piers Morgan wants Arsenal to get rid of four or five ‘wastrels’ this summer, most notably Mesut Ozil.The Gunners missed out Champions League football for a third successive season after finishing fifth in the 2018/19 Premier League standings. “That performance at the end of the season was diabolical and he can start with Mesut Ozil, who I’ve defended on talkSPORT before.“But now Ozil is earning £350,000 a week to sit there like a lazy warthog and it’s time we shipped him out.”Morgan was speaking ahead of this year’s Soccer Aid at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, where the Good Morning Britain presenter will co-manage the World XI alongside Harry Redknapp.Morgan added: “I’ve waited a long time for this. It’s time for my managerial skills to do the talking. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Among the stars taking part for the World XI are Didier Drogba, Eric Cantona, Roberto Carlos and Usain Bolt.Lining up for the England XI will be the likes of John Terry, Jamie Redknapp, Mo Farah and Joe Wicks.Soccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast live on ITV on Sunday 16th June, starting at 6.30pm. To donate to Unicef, visit socceraid.org.uklast_img read more

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