06
August
2020

Hamilton wins in Italy to close gap on Rosberg

first_img Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, though, was forced to retire just shy of the 30-lap mark.  Having started on pole, the Briton soon found himself behind his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.  “The car felt good and it was the closest I’d been and during the previous stint.,” Hamilton said about the moment he overtook his colleague.  Hamilton pressured the German into a mistake with 20 laps remaining, though, retaking the race lead and never relinquishing it again. Sport EN Lewis Hamilton kept the Formula 1 championship race alive with a crucial victory at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. Williams’ Felipe Massa drove an impressive race to complete the podium, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas came home fourth. Rosberg came home in second place and now leads Hamilton by 22 points.  07/09/2014 Upd. at 21:33 “I knew when I was behind others on the older tyres, it was very hard to stay with him so I knew the only chance would be at the start so I took it.” CEST “We have to recover from this,” the Spaniard admitted after the race.last_img read more

06
August
2020

Jose Mourinho “forgets” to name Cristiano Ronaldo as a great

first_img “It was a fantastic goal, of the type that any elite player in the world woud like to score. CEST Upd. at 19:09 Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho included Lionel Messi when he ran through three of all-time great football players, but missed out his former star Cristiano Ronaldo. Sport EN The ex-Real Madrid coach was talking about Charlie Adam’s 65-yard wondergoal against the Blues at the weekend, when he pulled out Messi’s name.  Mourinho’s relationship with Cristiano broke down towards the end of his spell in Madrid and it makes you wonder if the Portuguese coach still holds a grudge against his compatriot. 07/04/2015 “If you talk to Pele, Maradona or Messi, any of those brilliant footballers would like to score a goal like that.”last_img read more

06
August
2020

Arsenal target Cech could play first Gunners’ game against Chelsea

first_imgPetr Cech has already reached on agreement with Arsenal to become their latest signing, for the next three seasons, but the London-based club must wait until they make a deal with Chelsea before making it official. The goalkeeper still has a year of contract left at Stamford Bridge. 25/06/2015 Cech’s decision to move to Arsenal has resulted from playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois, and will result in the Czech goalkeeper making his official debut for his new club against Jose Mourinho’s side in the Community Shield. The competiton is played between the champion of the Premier League and the winner of the FA Cup, and will be played at Wembley on the 2nd of August. CEST Sport EN According to British media, negotiations are at a very advanced stage and include a figure of 16 million euros to take Cech to the Emirates. The same sources say that the deal could be concluded this week. Upd. at 14:09 last_img read more

06
August
2020

Thievy Bifouma criticises Espanyol for treating him badly

first_img “They have not allowed me have a nice exit and they know it. The decisions [in my exit] go above [president] Collet. I know he is the owner of the club, but it is to just his word. There are more people that don’t appear on television or social networks.  Thievy Bifouma has hit out at Espanyol after he joined Granada on loan this week. If he plays more than 400 official minutes for the Andalusian club, they will be obliged to sign him.  He insists he has been mis-treated at Espanyol and has criticised the Catalan club.  CEST Upd. at 13:16 center_img “They haven’t given me an opportunity to triumph because they wanted me out of the Spanish league,” he told RAC1.  “There have been a series of publications about me and I thought the club should have defended its player. It’s not been like that, though. They knew I wanted to do well here.” 20/08/2015last_img read more

06
August
2020

Gareth Bale felt “left out” last season at Real Madrid

first_img 12/09/2015 Madrid are certainly taking care of business at the moment. They’ve now scored 11 goals since their goalless draw at Sporting Gijon during the opening week of the season — a result Bale insists was not down to a lack of focus.  The Welshman has started the campaign in a more central role and featured prominently at Cornella-El Prat, creating two goals for Cristiano Ronaldo — who ended the game with five — and winning a penalty.   Samuel Marsden It followed on from an impressive performance before the international break, when he scored one and made another in Los Blancos’s win over Real Betis.  “I feel like I am more involved this year now,” he said. “The first year you are running off adrenalin from having just signed — you are so happy to be at the club and that drives you on.  “We knew there was going to be a big game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid this weekend and that somebody was bound to drop points so we had to take advantage of that. Upd. at 19:12 CEST Karim Benzema scored the other goal against Espanyol to cap a good day for the BBC — Bale, Benzema, Cristiano — with Bale attributing their success to hard work.  “We are working hard on the training ground and on the pitch and it’s coming together,” he said of the trio’s relationship.  “We just want to score as many goals as we can. The most important thing [on Saturday] was to keep winning, though.  Gareth Bale admits he felt “a little bit left out wide” at Real Madrid last season, but says he now feels more involved than ever after helping Rafa Benitez’s side hammer Espanyol 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.  “We need to concentrate on ourselves and on every single game, that is the important thing. Every point matters in this league. If we concentrate on ourselves then hopefully we can take care of business.” “But in the second year I felt a little bit left out wide and not getting so much of the ball, but now I feel involved in the play and I think that is showing in the games that I am able to assist goals and score goals.” “It was a bit strange with the transfer window shutting so late, but we’ve been focused since day one,” he added.  “It was not the greatest result [at Sporting], but we have come back very strong with a 5-0 and a 6-0. We are feeling confident and looking strong.”last_img read more

06
August
2020

Yansheng wants Espanyol in Champions League in three years

first_img However, Yansheng, who officially became the club’s majority shareholder earlier this week after agreeing the terms last year, has lofty aims for the city’s second club. Sport EN They did take points off Barça earlier this month, though, holding their Catalan rivals to a goalless draw at Cornella-El Prat. “I am sure the city of Barcelona can have two strong clubs,” he said at his first press conference since taking charge.  Upd. at 19:16 In the two Copa del Rey games that followed Barça racked up a 6-1 aggregate win. Espanyol are currently 14th in the table following a series of bad results since Constantin Galca replaced Sergio Gonzalez as the club’s manager. center_img CET Chan Yansheng wants the city of Barcelona to have two clubs competing in the Champions League within three years.  22/01/2016 “First of all I hope to make the club debt-free, then [the next aim] is the Champions League in three years.” Barça are currently regulars in the competition, but Espanyol have spent several years way from European competition – they did reach the UEFA Cup final in 2007 – and have not troubled the top four positions in Spain. last_img read more

06
August
2020

High-flying Valencia will sign Geoffrey Kondogbia

first_imgValencia are set to execute the option to buy they have in the loan deal with Inter Milan for midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. 27/10/2017 Kondogbia will sign for four seasons, with an 80m euro release fee clause. The Mestalla side have started the season on fire and the player has been a big part of that, so Marcelino Garcia Toral is willing to pay the 25m euros in the deal which was agreed at the start of the season. Upd. at 13:05 CEST El Valencia fichará a Kondogbia Sport EN IN SPORT.ESlast_img

06
August
2020

Former Chelsea sporting director Emenalo joins Monaco

first_img Emenalo, 52, became one of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s key confidants in his decade at the Blues as they racked up the trophies and achieved huge success in youth football. AFP “AS Monaco is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Emenalo as new sporting director,” Monaco said in a statement. “He will take charge of all sport matters, under the authority of (Vice President) Vadim Vasilyev.” CET Upd. at 21:53 Former Nigeria international Emenalo joins Monaco following his decision to quit Chelsea earlier in the month after 10 years at Stamford Bridge. Leonardo Jardim’s side are third in the league, level on points with second-placed Lyon ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Claudio Ranieri’s surprise package Nantes. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for me in such a high quality project,” added Emenalo. “AS Monaco has shown a great evolution in the past few seasons and I am convinced that the club will keep being successful.” The London club have also rattled through seven permanent managers since Emenalo first arrived, plus Guus Hiddink (twice) and Rafael Benitez as lengthy interim appointments.center_img Chelsea’s former technical director Michael Emenalo has joined Monaco just three weeks after leaving the Premier League champions, the Ligue 1 side announced on Monday. Emenalo arrives at Ligue 1 champions Monaco with the club humiliated by a group stage exit from the Champions League and nine points behind domestic league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea won three Premier League titles, the 2012 Champions League, three FA Cups, the League Cup and the Europa League. “His know-how in scouting network, as well as the technical skills he developed working in one of the most successful clubs in the world in the past few years, are the main reasons leading us to present him our ambitious challenge.” Emenalo joined Chelsea in 2007 as an opposition scout while Avram Grant was still coach, and rose to become technical director in 2011. “I have been following Michael Emenalo’s work for a long time and I am very happy to have him here after he chose to quit Chelsea,” said Vasilyev. 27/11/2017last_img read more

06
August
2020

Gary Neville’s rant in support of Jose Mourinho after sacking story

first_img Upd. at 14:50 “You have to start looking at the people who are appointing the manager, not the manager. It’s the people who are bringing in the players and sanctioning the deals, the people who are overspending on players, the people who are allowing the tail to wag the dog. Tremenda rajada de Gary Neville en defensa de Mourinho 06/10/2018 Brian Owen Former Manchester United player Gary Neville is furious about the reports of Jose Mourinho’s sacking. IN SPORT.EScenter_img CEST The ex Valencia manager wrote a column for Sky Sports in which he lashed out against the reports that Mourinho will be sacked this weekend regardless of whether Man United beat Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. “If this is true and it has broken the day before it’s going to happen and he’s going to be sacked at the weekend, it’s an absolute disgrace. Where are the values and the principles of Manchester United if this is true?” wrote Neville “I’m furious that a report has broken out. Journalists don’t break stories of this nature unless they are absolutely certain. I hope it’s not true but if it is true I think it’s an absolute disgrace. “The dressing room is leading what is happening and the tail is wagging the dog at the football club. Get some control back, get some leadership.”last_img read more

06
August
2020

Chris Smalling says turning vegan helped him gain Ultra Instinct

first_imgAdvertisement fmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsseWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E16( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5bpWould you ever consider trying this?😱tgCan your students do this? 🌚3u5nm6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has recently turned vegan and says it has helped him improve his strength and power.Advertisement Being on a vegan diet means one has to cut meat, fish, eggs and dairy products from their everyday diet and Smalling has done exactly that.Advertisement “We did a test of our hamstrings and I’ve increased by 35 per cent from the last test. On the (exercise)bike my power output has gone up,” he told Sky Sports News.“I’m constantly getting stronger and getting better results.”Advertisement After being on the shelf with a foot injury, the 29-year-old made it to the starting XI for United’s win at Craven Cottage against Fulham.He insists his body recovers much quicker since cutting out animal products from his diet.“Even before I went vegan, in terms of cutting out red meat, my tendinitis and recovery after games were vastly improved.“I had quite a few symptoms, but since I went fully vegan I don’t feel it at all anymore.“The second day after a game is often when I feel most fatigued, but my fatigue levels have gone down and, on the second day, I’ve felt a lot more recovered than previously.“Even my skin, I had a lot more breakouts before than I do now. I’m feeling a lot of physical benefits from it.” Advertisementlast_img read more