Net, KO for a sprained left ankle

first_imgThe truth is that Neto is not having excessive fortune in his first season as a Blaugrana. After breaking the scaphoid of the left hand during the preseason, the goalkeeper has again suffered an accident in the form of injury during the Copa del Rey match against Ibiza. This time it is not as serious as the one he suffered in his hand – he will not need to go through the operating room -, but he could be at least two to three weeks off. Everything will ultimately depend on the degree of sprain injury in the left ankle that will be evaluated on Thursday after the relevant tests. There is no doubt that Neto is having a discreet passage through Barcelona. To his hopeful premiere against Inter Milan (1-2) in the Champions League, in the rest of the games he has played his participation has been very deficient. Both in the LaLiga derby against Espanyol (2-2), and in the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético (2-3) and now in Copa del Rey against Ibiza (1-2) their performance has not raised expectations initials. It also happens that Neto has not yet premiered at the Camp Nou. In principle, the loss of Neto will be occupied by the goalkeeper of the subsidiary, Iñaki Peña, who this season has entered the dynamics of the first team, at least in most of the training. In any case, and as the tight schedule comes, Net could perfectly miss both the knockout stages and the quarterfinals if they finally qualify, since both qualifiers are scheduled for January 29 and February 5respectively. Obviously it would not be available for LaLiga matches that Barcelona will play against Valencia, Levante and Betis.last_img read more

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FIFA studies expanding contracts and extending transfer window

first_imgFIFA studies the progress of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it may have on the calendar and in the soccer economy. Among the ideas that are taking shape, according to a document of the working group created after the pandemic was declared and to which the Reuters agency had access, but still without official confirmation from the organization, is that of extend the contracts of players and coaches that conclude their commitments with the clubs on June 30 until the end of the season and also extend the next transfer window, which would run from June to January, when the winter season should begin. With this measure, would facilitate ending the campaigns with a certain normality and alleviate the transfer market at a time when no one knows when the championships will be able to restart and when there is security that it cannot be everywhere at the same time. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked its collaborators to contribute ideas to solve the problems that the pandemic will cause. The trickiest is the calendar, because some leagues ask to occupy FIFA dates that the organization allocates to the selections. Infantino, who has already given in postponing, for the time being, the Club World Cup, wants to see counterparts before taking a new step, which could be this expansion of the transfer market.In any case, there is nothing decided about it because FIFA has only one priority at this time: “help in the fight against the pandemic”. When the crisis is over and health is guaranteed across Europe, you will get your business, and start with the new calendar.last_img read more

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Pascua admits Lady Tamaraws lacked ‘killer instinct’ in Game 1 loss

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We still lack killer’s instinct and desire to win because they already have the skill.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University coach George Pascua was pleased with his team’s performance despite losing to National University in Game 1 of the PVL Collegiate Conference Finals.Gutsy and resolute, the Lady Tamaraws had their moments against the undefeated Lady Bulldogs and nearly forced a deciding fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT 13 kids get chance to train at FC Barcelona camp “I’m satisfied because they showed their best,” said Pascua after FEU dropped a 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24 decision Wednesday night. “The difference was just the endgame.”FEU offered a stiff challenge and gave NU a run for its money despite missing the services of its team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, who are suiting up for the Lady Tams in the UAAP beach volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth are likely to miss Saturday’s Game 2 as well but Pascua said the team will be ready without their two key players.Pascua, though, said he would like to see the Lady Tamaraws to show how bad they want to win. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Change of heart: Ayo leaves La Salle for UST

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Foton parts ways with Serbian coach Moro Branislav Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST will still have Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana and Cameroonian big man Steve Akomo, and the returning duo of  Renzo Subido and Mario Bonleon. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments READ: Eligibility questioned, Mbala takes talents to MexicoAyo, who won championships with Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in the UAAP, had been rumored to mentor a third varsity school in Manila in five years even during the Archers’ Season 80 campaign.In his two years with the Archers, he amassed a 30-5 record. In contrast, the Growling Tigers only registered a 4-24 slate the past two seasons.READ: Boy Sablan out as UST coachClearly, Ayo’s job will be a lot harder in España as he will be tasked to rebuild a squad which is coming off its worst UAAP record of 1-13 under Boy Sablan.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJust a week after La Salle assured that its Green Archers “stand united as a team,” coach Aldin Ayo bolted out of the squad to assume the head coaching post of the University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Inquirer sources said the new chief backer of the UST men’s basketball team—FMR Corporation, a bus company whose owners have strong links to the Dominicans in both UST and Letran—spearheaded Ayo’s transfer to UST.Ayo had earlier reaffirmed his commitment with La Salle as team officials also said that the Archers “stand united as a team to regroup and regain the crown next season” after bowing to rival Ateneo in the UAAP this month. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut sources close to the situation disclosed that Ayo had a change of heart and tendered his resignation Tuesday night. La Salle deputy Louie Gonzales will serve as interim coach. The Archers will have to pick up the pieces left by Ayo’s departure as well as two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala, who opted to turn pro in Mexico. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Lakers notes: Old vets get new life off bench

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Aaron McKie and Shammond Williams are back in service. The Lakers dusted them off, inflated their tires and put them back on the road, they way they would an old bike in the garage. Surprisingly enough, they still run pretty well. McKie and Williams, two veteran guards buried at the end of the Lakers’ bench for much of the season, have provided valuable minutes in recent games. “We had to make some changes, and we didn’t have many (options),” Jackson said. “We had to go with some veterans who know how to play. You know if things come their way, they’re going to shoot.” McKie and Williams have been efficient, if not dynamic. McKie had not taken a shot this season before Friday but is 3 for 3 from the field and has totaled six rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes. Williams is 6 for 11 from the field, for 13 points in 51 minutes, and has three steals and four assists. “They’re both getting into game shape and starting to feel the things that come naturally to them,” Jackson said. “They’re going to fill gaps we need and then we will see about getting the young guys back in there. There are 13 or 14 guys on the roster who can contribute for us and we feel good about that.” Injury update: Maurice Evans, whose knee swelled after a collision with Utah’s Matt Harpring on Monday, had fluid drained from the knee Wednesday morning and did not practice. Evans, who also did not practice Tuesday, is considered day to day, according to a team spokesman. Also uncertain for Friday is the status of Luke Walton, who might return from a sprained ankle. Walton practiced for a second consecutive day and went through a more vigorous 5-on-5 workout. Afterward, he reported feeling well and repeated his hope that he will be able to return Friday against Sacramento. “It’s too early to decide, but that’s what I’m hoping for,” Walton said. “My legs and lungs feel a lot better. Now I have to get my strength back and my explosion back.” Kwame Brown, also out with a sprained ankle, is not expected to return until next week. Walton wants to play, but even if he feels he can, the decision will be Jackson’s to make. “I don’t know if I’d play him at the level he’s at right now,” Jackson said. “Right now he doesn’t have the power and strength he would like to have, but that can change over the next couple days.” Kobe Bryant, who has had throat and elbow issues this week, went through only a light workout. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3611 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In the past three games, Williams has averaged 17 minutes and McKie has averaged 11.7minutes. With young guards Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic dealing with consistency issues, coach Phil Jackson indicated that he’s likely to give Williams, 31, and McKie, 34, sustained playing time into March. The idea, born out of a six-game losing streak, seems to have given new life to the Lakers’ backcourt. last_img read more

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Laurens on Gomis, Schneiderlin, Perrin, and Garde’s chances of becoming Newcastle boss

first_imgHawksbee and Jacobs were joined by French football expert Julien Laurens to discuss all the latest transfer news from across the Channel.The reporter for Le Parisien looks at Bafetimbi Gomis’ Swansea City future as the player looks for more first-team football, with Crystal Palace interested in the striker.He gives us the latest news on Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin who is still interesting Arsenal and Tottenham.Laurens also looks at why the Gunners have cooled their interest in Saint Etienne defender Loic Perrin, and gossip surrounding several other French stars.And he gives us the lowdown on former Lyon manager Remi Garde who is said to be interested in the vacant role at Newcastle United.last_img read more

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Liverpool transfer news! Reds flop will NOT be leaving, claims agent

first_img1 Liverpool forward Fabio Borini will not be leaving the club during the January transfer window, according to the player’s agent.Borini has struggled to nail down a first-team spot at Anfield this season, making just nine appearances in the Premier League.That has led to increased speculation that the Italian maybe set to leave Liverpool during January, in an attempt to earn more playing time.Numerous Serie A clubs have expressed an interest, while Sunderland had a bid accepted in the summer only for Borini to turn down the chance of a move.And, according to Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi, the 23-year-old is set to turn down a transfer again and will stay at Anfield.“Borini will not return to Italy in January. He is happy with Liverpool, the club he is playing for,” De Marchi told SportItalia. Fabio Borini in action for Liverpool last_img read more

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Battles brew over bond proposals

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s massive $222.6 billion public works program is about to undergo some legislative surgery. If it survives, it may not look a whole lot like the initial proposal when it comes out of the operating room.The governor’s plan to sell $68 billion in bonds to help pay for his program faces competition from lawmakers and interest groups looking for money for earthquake safety improvements for hospitals, new parks, affordable housing and high-speed rail.They say their projects shouldn’t be shut out by the governor’s proposal, which would virtually tie up the state’s ability to borrow money by selling bonds for the next 10 years.Schwarzenegger also is likely to run into opposition from lawmakers worried about the amount of money he wants to borrow and about his proposal to place bond measures on ballots as far into the future as 2014.Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, said the governor’s legislation will face alterations “just like any other bill.”“You bring them in the front door,” he said. “They come out the back door – if you’re lucky. And there’s a lot of changes that take place in every room that they’ve gone into. That’s going to be the case here.”Lawmakers waived rules Thursday to speed up consideration of Schwarzenegger’s proposals, but they also cleared the way for a two-house conference committee to consider competing bills as well.Committee hearings are tentatively scheduled to start the week of Jan. 23, Perata’s office said.Schwarzenegger’s program would provide money for highway and transit improvements, school and university facilities, flood control, water supply projects, jails, prison upgrades, courthouses and certain other state facilities.“Different people may come up with a different mix,” said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the governor’s Department of Finance. “This is the governor’s determination about what the critical needs are for the state.”The money to pay for the program would come from a combination of existing state revenue and new sources, including the bonds, private investments and anticipated federal funding.The governor also seeks a constitutional amendment that would limit how much the state could sell in bonds by capping debt payments at 6 percent of general fund revenue. That could have the effect of preventing the state from selling bonds to pay for projects not covered by Schwarzenegger’s plan.“It will basically fill up bonding capacity,” Palmer said.That has prompted criticism from advocates for other programs.“The health care infrastructure has to be discussed in this broader question of making infrastructure improvements,” said Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles.He’s pushing a bill that would authorize the sale of $5 billion in bonds to make seismic safety improvements to public and nonprofit private acute care hospitals.According to the California Hospital Association, about 40 percent of hospital buildings could collapse in a major earthquake.Environmentalists complain that the governor’s package leaves out money to expand parks, preserve open space and pay for other environmental programs, although it does include some money for improvements at existing state parks.“People overwhelmingly support open space and parks. And as land increasingly gets more expensive and more and more people come into California, they will need places to recreate and enjoy the outdoors,” said Jim Metropulos, a lobbyist for the Sierra Club.Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, an Agoura Hills Democrat who has a bill that would authorize an unspecified amount of bonds for a variety of environmental projects, says she will try to “green up all the bonds” with environmentally friendly provisions, such as solar energy systems for schools.“You can put in environmentally friendly measures that are also good for the economy in the long run across all the different bonds,” she said.Perata and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, have their own infrastructure bond measures that include money for various housing programs, including housing near transit terminals.“We believe that if the overall effort here is to try to address California’s present and future needs, we need to bring housing closer to where people work,” Perata said.He also said he doesn’t like the idea of lawmakers voting this year to put bond proposals on the ballot in elections beyond 2008. Schwarzenegger’s plan includes bond measures for the ballot in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.“If you push it out too far, I think people are going to say, `I’m not going to do that,”‘ Perata said.High-speed rail supporters want bond funding to begin building a 700-mile system that would link the state’s major cities with trains running at top speeds of more than 200 mph.There’s already a $9.95 billion bond proposal on the November ballot that would help pay for a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But Schwarzenegger wants that measure dumped to clear the way for his proposals.Perata’s bond bill would take a step-by-step approach. It would remove the $9.95 billion proposal from the ballot but provide $1 billion that could be used for right-of-way for high-speed rail tracks.Alan Miller, executive director of the Train Riders Association of California, says the state should emulate Mexico, which is building a $12 billion high-speed rail line between its two largest cities, Guadalajara and Mexico City.“If there’s really a vision, a change in the way Californians get around, it’s not to build more roads,” he said. “It’s to spend at least as much Mexico is spending. Otherwise, we’re going to be the one that looks like a third-world nation.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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LAUSD officer hurt in freak crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The paramedics already on scene treated the officer and three people in the pickup truck, all of whom suffered serious injuries. One passenger from the pickup truck was partially ejected through the front windshield, officials said. The LAUSD officer and one of the people from the pickup truck were taken to Northridge Hospital, and the two others were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. NORTHRIDGE — A LAUSD police officer suffered two broken legs when a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver slammed into his patrol car, pinning the officer between his vehicle and another car, officials said today. Officer Crawford Thompson was on patrol at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday when he saw paramedics treating patients for minor injuries sustained in a two-car accident. With only one LAPD car providing traffic control, the LAUSD officer stopped to assist, positioning his car to shield the paramedics and patients from oncoming traffic,officials said. “He put his lights on and was going to start assisting,” Los Angeles Unified spokeswoman Ellen Morgan said. “The drunk driver hit his patrol car and pinned him between the front of his patrol car and the car in front of him.” The officer is expected to fully recover, Morgan said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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REVEALED: PATRICK McBREARTY TURNS DOWN AUSSIE RULES TO PLAY FOR COUNTY

first_imgPADDY MCBREARTY WITH FANS AFTER THE ULSTER TITLE WINDONEGAL’S Patrick McBrearty has turned down lucrative offers to go and play professional Aussie Rules football Down Under.The 19 year old has told a newspaper today that he decided he wanted to continue to play for his county instead.“I sat down with my family a couple of weeks ago and when times are good in Donegal, you want to be a part of it,” he told The Irish Independent. “If I can settle myself here and get a good job and another 10 or 12 years of inter-county football and get a name for myself, I’d be over the moon. We sat down together and Australia is off the cards for the duration of the coming years.”Donegal’s back-to-back Ulster titles certainly helped.“If things weren’t good here, if Donegal weren’t winning Ulster championships and not going for All-Irelands, my mentality might be somewhere else, but fortunately things are good,” he said.“The recession is the last thing on my mind. The talk about money, it’s the last thing on my mind. I just want to enjoy my football and win as many medals as I possibly can.”  REVEALED: PATRICK McBREARTY TURNS DOWN AUSSIE RULES TO PLAY FOR COUNTY was last modified: August 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REVEALED: PATRICK McBREARTY TURNS DOWN AUSSIE RULES TO PLAY FOR COUNTYlast_img read more

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