Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior has put Zinedine Zidane’s side 1-0 in front at home to Real Mallorca, in their crucial La Liga clash. Vinicius Junior clips Real Madrid in front against Real Mallorca Both sides had chances in the opening stages, with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale both denied by fine saves from Manolo Reina inside the opening 10 minutes. The visitors have also tested Thibaut Courtois at the other end, with Idrissu Babu forcing a brilliant stop from the Belgian, after Sergio Ramos ducked out of the way of his fierce drive. However, the hosts have enjoyed the edge in attack, and Vinicius clipped them in front on 20 minutes.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowA Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be OpenedThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… Read Also: Video: Messi lucky to escape red card during Barca vs Athletic club Luka Modric drove into the box, and his disguised ball found Vincius at a tight angle, and the Brazilian did well to squeeze a finish past Reina. The former Flamengo man was inches away from doubling Real Madrid’s lead six minutes later, as Benzema slipped him through, but his instinctive chip came back off the crossbar. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
“The combination of quality products and additional gift certificates really positions this KSE program in high regard among IMCA racers,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We have worked with KSE for such a long time we’ve transitioned from one generation to another at both KSE and IMCA, and it is something we are very proud of.” WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. – An awards program expanded last year continues this season as KSE Racing Products gives a combination of product and product certificates to drivers in six IMCA divisions. Now in its 42nd year in the high performance parts business and 24th as an IMCA sponsor, the White House, Tenn., manufacturer gives those awards to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competitors, and for a second consecutive season to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers. “KSE is definitely excited for 2020 as we feel grassroots racing in America is thriving and with our great team here, our dedication to developing high performance circle track products is as strong as it’s ever been. We’re grateful for being able to work in this sport with such great people and are very proud to continue our long-standing partnership with IMCA and their racing divisions,” said Dan Korrect, vice president and product engineer at KSE. Modified regional rookies of the year get 700 Series steering boxes; 700 Series steering boxes go to Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod rookies of the year. Information about KSE products is available at the www.kse-racing.com website, by calling 615 672-5117 or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One hundred dollar product certificates will be awarded designated Modified, Late Model, Sprint Car, Stock Car and SportMod specials. The Modified national champion receives a KSE TandemX power steering/fuel pump. Second through fifth place finishers in the national standings receive $200 product certificates while sixth through 10th place drivers get $100 product certificates. The RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion receives a Gen2 power steering gear while second through 10th place drivers in national standings for the division get $100 product certificates.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people yesterday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.Nuzman, who was provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee and arrested in Rio on October 5, was charged with racketeering, money-laundering and violating currency laws.The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral, and former COB director Leonardo Gryner also were charged with corruption in connection with a $2 million (£1.5 million) payment to guarantee votes for Rio, the prosecutors’ office said.Nuzman, 75, a former IOC member and now honorary member, is accused of arranging bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio as host of the 2016 Olympic Games. He has denied any wrongdoing.Those charged included Brazilian businessman Arthur Soares, who prosecutors said acted as an intermediary, and Lamine Diack, a former IOC member from Senegal and former head of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).Brazilian police raided Nuzman’s home in September and accused him of paying a $2M bribe to Diack’s son Papa Diack, who was also charged. Father and son have denied the allegations.The IOC provisionally suspended Nuzman a day after he was arrested, along with the COB, which was responsible for Rio’s bid to stage the Games. The IOC said Brazilian athletes would not be affected and Team Brazil would be able to take part at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea.Nuzman resigned last week as head of the COB. In a letter to the committee he said he needed to devote himself to his legal defence and would not be returning.
Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has signed a new six-year deal at the club as reward for a breakthrough season.Asensio, 21, joined the Spanish and European champions from fellow Spanish side Real Mallorca for a reported £3.5m in 2014 and went on to enjoy a breakthrough season as he helped the club win a league and UEFA Champions League (UCL) double.The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the English Premier League (EPL) but has decided to committed his future to the Los Merengues until June 2023.RelatedAsensio Admit Snubbing Barcelona Before Signing For Real MadridSeptember 12, 2017In “Spain”Real Madrid Halt Bale’s China MoveJuly 28, 2019In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Names Rashford, Asensio As Potential Heir To World Best ThroneAugust 27, 2017In “Europe”
The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, has said he will never again challenge for the presidency of Fifa.Hayatou fought a bitter contest against the present head of football’s world governing body, Sepp Blatter, in 2002.Blatter is facing another election for the post in June but Hayatou has ruled himself out of the running.“I will never [again] contest the Fifa presidency because I am happy with the way things are moving now,” he said.“We [Caf] are working hand in hand with Blatter and everything is moving on well, without serious issues.”Blatter, who is seeking a fourth term in office, faces a possible challenge from the head of the Asian Football Confederation, Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar. Hayatou was speaking in Khartoum in the build-up to the start of the African Nations Championship – the CHAN as it is known.The tournament for national teams made up of locally-based players kicks off on Friday.“We are very happy with the organisation committee here and hope the tournament will be even more competitive compared to the first edition,” Hayatou said.Sudan 2011 features 16 teams instead of the original eight who played in the first CHAN tournament, which took place in Ivory Coast two years ago.The Caf boss also warned African clubs against trying to influence match results by speaking t officials before games. “It’s unfortunate that club presidents in Africa contact referees to try and win games unfairly,” he said.He said Caf have continued to spend lots of money trying to develop African referees so that they can be of the highest possible standard.Source: BBC
The last two months of Yasiel Puig’s life have been difficult to comprehend for his fans, for his teammates and for the people who took a leap of faith to sign him.Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti was sitting in his office Nov. 18, looking out over the Dodger Stadium field, when he saw something he couldn’t remember seeing before: Kids playing baseball, surrounding a major-league player on the pitcher’s mound.“There’s 50 Little Leaguers on the field, and it’s (Puig’s) idea and there he is,” Colletti said. “He’s setting this great example, and he’s doing something that I don’t see many big-league players do in the community. I can’t remember the last time I looked out my window and saw 50 Little Leaguers out there in December and a baseball player is the ringleader of the group.”Then Dec. 28, Puig provided another spectacle when he was arrested for reckless driving for the second time in eight months. This time, he was alleged to be driving 110 mph on a 70-mph highway in south Florida with three passengers in the car, including his mother. “Mr. Puig showed willful and a total disregard for the safety of his mother and the other two passengers and any vehicles on the roadway,” read the arrest report.For those who view Puig as a hero, it was tough to read. The Highway Patrol officer’s dashboard video, with audio of a wailing passenger and Puig asking for leniency, was tough to watch.The Dodgers’ reaction could be classified as another example of sports-franchise-as-family. No one within the organization is drawing the comparison outright, but Puig has been treated as the prodigal son, his sins acknowledged and eager to be forgiven.“We don’t condone the behavior,” Colletti said. “We do a lot of different things we can do to teach, to teach and mentor and show the responsibility that’s necessary.”The Dodgers assigned a personal mentor to Puig for much of his first big-league season — first former major-leaguer Eddie Oropesa, then Tim Bravo, a longtime friend of scouting director Logan White. Those reins were loosened toward the end of the season when Bravo returned to his full-time job as a teacher, but Colletti said Wednesday that the Dodgers still “have people that are with (Puig) a lot.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error To further shield Puig from chaos, the team intentionally limited its marketing efforts. This year, he will have a bobblehead day and a Fathead day in the first two months of the regular season.Can Puig deal with the attention well enough to make headlines for all the right reasons? Is that asking too much? The Dodgers’ management, which invested $42 million in Puig over seven years in 2012 despite relatively little information about him, certainly hope not.“If this young man had become a great baseball player at USC, UCLA, Fullerton, any place around here,” Colletti said, “and had grown up in L.A. and was 22 years old and suddenly took baseball by storm, that young person would probably have some adapting to do as well.”Puig has said little about his life away from the field, including his transition to American culture. A rough comparison might be applied to another young Dodgers outfielder. Joc Pederson spent the winter playing in the Venezuelan League. The 21-year-old outfield prospect from Palo Alto was among the league’s better hitters, but success on a baseball field could only help him so much.“That just puts you in a whole different environment out there. The fans will get you,” he said. “It definitely throws you in something you’re not comfortable with.”Pederson’s perspective has nothing to say for the responsibility that comes with a contract the size of Puig’s, an unceasing stream of media attention, or the emotional roller coaster of escaping communist Cuba and reuniting with family in the United States.To at least two of his teammates, Puig’s character is not an issue. Pederson, who began last season with Puig at Double-A Chattanooga, said “I’ll play by his side anytime.”Pitcher Zach Lee, who also spent 2013 in Chattanooga, elaborated.“It’s almost hard not to like him,” Lee said of Puig. “He’s such a fun-loving guy. He pretty much interacts with everyone you put him in front of.”Puig’s silence since his latest arrest might not last long.Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a radio interview Thursday that Puig “feels as bad (about his arrest) as I’ve ever heard a player feel about something.” Kasten added that Puig has stopped driving and will let his cousin be his chauffeur, and that the team is talking to Puig about making a public apology.At this point, it would be naive for Puig to think his playing can do all the talking for him. Consider it another lesson to be learned.“Sometimes his off-the-field stuff overshadows the guy he is,” Lee said. “You feel a little bad for him sometimes because of the media, because of the stuff that he does to himself.”
GLENDALE, Ariz. >> Kiké Hernandez had a choice to make. He has no doubt that he made the right one.Hernandez opted to play for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic rather than stay in spring training with the Dodgers, where he is competing with Chris Taylor and Charlie Culberson for the final spot on the Dodgers’ season-opening bench.With Puerto Rico reaching the championship game before losing to Team USA at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Hernandez was away from the Dodgers for 2 1/2 weeks. For most of that time, Corey Seager has been sidelined by a strained oblique muscle in his right side, meaning lots of playing time for Taylor and Culberson to make their cases as utilitymen.“Before heading over, yes,” Hernandez said when asked if he worried about leaving camp instead of staying to fight for a job. “But once I was there, you had to pick and choose whether you were going to have your mind in spring training or have your mind on the WBC. Once everything started, it wasn’t hard to take my mind off here and just focus on that because it was pretty intense. It was like playing Game 7 but for eight games.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Hernandez played in six of those eight games for Puerto Rico, going 4 for 15 (.313) with a triple. More importantly, he said the experience helped him regain his love for the game after a very difficult 2016. Off the field, his father, Enrique Sr., was battling cancer and received a bone marrow transplant in June. On the field, Hernandez was miserable. He hit just .190 in 109 games for the Dodgers, failing to provide the right-handed threat against left-handed pitching they had expected and putting so much pressure on himself to break out of the year-long slump that “every at-bat felt like it counted 400 at-bats.”Enrique Sr. learned in October that his cancer was in remission, allowing his son to enter this season with a more focused mind. The WBC experience did the rest.“After last year, the year that I had off and on the field, I lost a little bit of love for the game,” Hernandez said. “It was just a tough year. I made it longer by getting mad and frustrated. Things weren’t going the right way. It was getting hard being away from home, away from dad and all that.“(It was) one of those things where you lose perspective quick and forget that you were in the big leagues, that I was only 24 years old, that I still have a long career in front of me. It was a really long year. I would say the WBC changed the way I think about baseball again.”Hernandez returned to Dodgers camp on Thursday and went 1 for 3 with a double and two runs while playing shortstop in Friday’s Cactus League game. Taylor has taken advantage of his opportunity this spring, batting .412 (14 for 34) and getting a limited chance to show he can play center field. But it is still Hernandez who best fits the profile of what the Dodgers seek from that last bench player – an ability to both back up Seager at shortstop and spell Joc Pederson in center field. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it “a high-class problem,” being able to choose from three viable candidates. Hernandez doesn’t think of it as his problem.“It’s pretty hard to compete if you’re thinking about it,” he said. “You know what’s at stake. You know you have to come in and have a good spring to make the roster. But you can’t put any more added pressure on yourself. Just trust your ability and have fun.“One of the things I did pretty well throughout my career was have fun and enjoy playing the game. I didn’t do that last year. … Things change and you kind of learn through hard times. Now I’m here and I can make a team or not make a team. Whatever happens happens. I’m not going to let that affect me. I’m just going to have fun and play baseball again because this is the game I love playing.”Puerto Rican defenseHernandez and his Team Puerto Rico teammates were criticized by some of Team USA’s players (most notably Ian Kinsler and Adam Jones) for their demonstrative behavior during the WBC. In particular, Jones said Team USA took motivation into the title game when they heard their opponents had already printed up championship T-shirts and a parade was being planned in Puerto Rico.“Being Latin American and being Puerto Rican, every little thing that we’re passionate about, we’re going to make it a big thing,” Hernandez said. “That’s where the cultural difference comes into play and some people aren’t going to be able to understand it.“I mean, this tournament is supposed to be a big deal. It’s supposed to be the Olympics of baseball. If not every country wants to take it that way, then so be it. But our country definitely does it that way.”
Former #Mizzou QB Drew Lock has a top-30 visit with Green Bay scheduled for Tuesday, per a source— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 15, 2019The team also tried to schedule a visit with Duke signal-caller Daniel Jones, according to NFL Network. But, the timing didn’t work out, the report says.One note on the #Packers visit coming with #Mizzou QB Drew Lock that @TerezPaylor reported: GB also tried to bring in #Duke QB Daniel Jones for a visit, but timing didn’t work out. They are doing their work on these passers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2019Lock and Jones are both expected to be picked within the first three rounds of this month’s draft. Lock is the third ranked quarterback in this year’s class, according to Sporting News, while Jones is directly behind him in fourth. Related News “It’s really about the player and how you think you can help your football team,” Gutekunst said. “If that helps your football team and that’s the best avenue, then that’s the way you go. I think in a perfect world, you’d love to have a younger guy who you think has starting ability that you could develop behind the starter. It kind of depends where you’re at as a football team.”The Packers fired longtime coach Mike McCarthy in early December. They hired former Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur to replace him this offseason. NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray reportedly cancels Redskins visit The Packers could be looking to select a quarterback in the early rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.Green Bay met with Missouri’s Drew Lock on Monday, according to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cites an unidentified league source. The Packers have three selections in the top 50 picks, including two in the first round.Packers star Aaron Rodgers has been the team’s starter since 2008 and he registered a 25/2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 16 games last season. Green Bay, however, finished with a 6-9-1 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight year.The 35-year-old has made the Pro Bowl seven times, been named the MVP twice and won a Super Bowl during his 14-year career. Behind Rodgers, Green Bay has DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle on its depth chart.Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said last month the team wasn’t necessarily looking to add another quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s explanation for offseason weight gain involves birthday cake
Westinghouse High School girls’ basketball coach Phyllis Jones has been reinstated after receiving a one-year suspension in February for allegedly recruiting a Langley High School player.“I feel great. This should’ve been taken care of a long time ago and I’m ready to put this behind me and move forward,” Jones said. Jones was suspended by the City League at a hearing Feb. 27 when Langley officials accused her of attempting to recruit one of their junior varsity players. The suspension passed by a 5-3 vote from the athletic committee.Since the initial suspension, Jones continued coaching while the case was under review by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. The PIAA granted Jones a stay of her suspension because they said she had not been fully prepared for the first hearing.“Because of the way it was done I didn’t know a lot of stuff that was going on,” Jones said. “I wasn’t properly prepared for the case in the beginning.”The appeal hearing was set to occur at the end of March, but was postponed until May and then postponed for a second time until July. Prior to the hearing, the PIAA decided to send the case back to City League District 8 committee for a hearing to be held in September.“A key word is patience,” Jones said. “This whole experience definitely taught me patience.”The reversal of the one-year suspension came after Langley officials retracted their allegations against Jones. The District 8 committee then voted unanimously to accept the letter of retraction and drop the case.“Langley dropped their charges and the district board accepted their dismissal,” said City League athletic director Mike Gavlik. “That’s the district’s decision and we obviously respect their decision.”A similar incident erupted in March of 2006 when Jones was first accused of recruiting and set to receive a one-year suspension. Though the penalty was reversed by the PIAA, Jones was suspended for the first five games of the 2006-07 season and placed on probation for two years.Jones has coached at Westinghouse for 19 seasons and has won two National Coaching awards and several City League championships, which includes the past three in a row. She has also been selected as the Courier’s Coach of the Year the past two years. HONOREE— Phyllis Jones was named Coach of the Year at the Courier’s All City Awards Banquet.
Lung Tsz Kit paced Hong Kong with 18 points and four rebounds in the defeat.The Scores:PHILIPPINES 103 — Balaga 12, Calimag 12, Chiu 11, Fortea 11, Padrigao 11, Sotto 11, Guadaña 10, Bautista 6, Go 6, Andrada 5, Lazaro 5, Cortez 3.HONG KONG 61 — Lung 18, Cheung 12, Lam 7, Leung 6, Siu WY 6, Kwok 4, Lo 4, Chan 2, Siu KW 2, Chan 0, Chui 0, Lee 0.Quarters: 31-18, 59-36, 86-52, 103-61.ADVERTISEMENT Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas Pilipinas flashed its deadly form and thumped Hong Kong, 103-61, to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIBA Asia U-16 Championship Thursday at Foshan Lingnan Mingzhu Gymnasium in China.Shaking off their paltry showing in the group stages, the national youth team settled down and clobbered their foes to arrange a duel against Japan in the final eight at 6 p.m. on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Olynyk’s hot shooting powers Heat past Hawks Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES 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 King Balaga poured 12 points and five rebounds, while RC Calimag got 12 markers, four boards, and three assists to lead the balanced attack for Batang Gilas.Kai Sotto collected a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in only 10 minutes of action, while Terrence Fortea, Forthsky Padrigao, and Geo Chiu all wound up with 11 markers apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Philippines came out of the gates hot with an 18-4 run as it finally regained its shooting touch, finishing at 41-percent shooting for its best clip in the tourney, en route to the 42-point spread.The boys of coach Mike Oliver inched closer to their dream of making it to the 2018 FIBA U-17 Basketball World Cup, with the top four teams in the Asian tournament advancing to the tilt. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments