Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer growing frustrated with Paul Pogba amid transfer rumours

first_imgUnited are growing frustrated with Pogba (Picture: Getty)With questions beginning to build about Pogba’s commitment to the club, rumours continue to swirl that he has his heart set on leaving United.He spoke publicly during the summer about wanting a fresh challenge and his agent Raiola failed in an attempt to force a move away from United for his client.Real Madrid and Juventus have been mentioned as suitors, but United have refused to budge on their £100million-plus asking price.‘Today I would no longer bring anyone [to United],’ Raiola told Italian outlet La Repubblica about future dealings with the Red Devils.‘They would also ruin [Diego] Maradona, Pele and [Paolo] Maldini. Paul [Pogba] needs a team and a club, one like the first Juventus.’MORE: Frank Lampard tells Chelsea to hijack Manchester United’s transfer move for Moussa DembeleMORE: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates Paul Pogba’s chances of facing Arsenal Solskjaer confident of improved Man Utd in 2020, pre-ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:52FullscreenSolskjaer confident of improved Man Utd in 2020, pre-Arsenal 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. Comment Pogba is set to miss United’s clash against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Manchester United are growing increasingly ‘frustrated’ with Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola, reports say.Raiola caused a stir this week by insisting he would never send another one of his players to Old Trafford, claiming Pogba needed to find another club.Pogba missed United’s last game as he continues his comeback to full fitness following injury and is set to sit out United’s New Year’s Day fixture against Arsenal.The Daily Mail claim the Frenchman told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before United’s last game against Burnley that he needed more time to recover after making his return from a three-month injury lay-off.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer growing frustrated with Paul Pogba amid transfer rumours Advertisement Pogba was left out of the Burnley squad as a result, but was then pictured attending a charity match in France over the weekend.AdvertisementAdvertisementSolskjaer dismissed questions about Pogba’s trip to France, but the United boss is privately growing ‘tired’ of the midfielder’s ‘antics’.Pogba’s return to action was delayed earlier this month due to illness, but the 26-year-old was pictured enjoying himself at his brother’s wedding just days before he was declared sick.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe playmaker did return in the defeat to Watford and made another appearance from the bench in United’s next game against Newcastle.But Pogba sat out the win over Burnley and will be absent for United’s crucial clash with Arsenal after not travelling to London with the rest of the squad on Tuesday.United are chasing Champions League football and will want to start 2020 with a victory after an woefully inconsistent 12 months. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 31 Dec 2019 10:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Wavell Heights home sells off market as buyers act fast

first_imgThis home at 26 Deramore St, Wavell Heights, sold for $970,000.THIS Wavell Heights home sold off market for $970,000.Richard & Wrench Clayfield business manager Gary Olsen said he had been working with the buyers for some time to find the ideal property.“I knew the property would be coming to market and I suggested to the owners we had some potential buyers and we could save some hassles by negotiating prior to going to market,” Mr Olsen said.“If it didn’t come to fruition we would have gone down the path of going to market, but it didn’t come to that.” More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019REAL ESTATE: 26 Deramore St, Wavell HeightsThe buyers of 26 Deramore St were a family with two teenage children and were moving back to Brisbane after living in Toowoomba.“They liked that it was a contemporary home that doesn’t need to be renovated,” Mr Olsen said.The home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple living areas.Mr Olsen said the buyers were presently coming to market prepared to buy.“Most properties are seeing strong numbers through open homes and buyers are ready to act,” he said.“They’re not deliberating or taking their time.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.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 Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

Ozil is happy at Arsenal – Agent

first_imgAgent of Mesut Ozil has said he’s happy at Arsenal. Two men threatened to “kill” Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil Ozil still has 21 months remaining on his contract at the Emirates, a deal which sees him earn £350,000-a-week. His representative Erkut Sogut says any talk of a move is extremely premature.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone9 Fictional Universes We Wouldn’t Want To Live In7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waycenter_img Sogut told Goal: “You never know in football. First of all, you can never predict the movement of players. “I have said it before and I am saying it again that he [Ozil] is really happy where he is at Arsenal. He is still has a contract to go and there is no change. Read Also:Agent: Ozil is going nowhere yet “We will see what the future holds when the contract ends but for now, there is nothing I can say.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Coronavirus: US overtakes China with most cases

first_imgThe grim milestone came as President Donald Trump predicted the nation would get back to work “pretty quickly”. (BBC) According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589). But with almost 1,300 Covid-19-related fatalities, the US death toll lags behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215). The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests. Ambassador Debbie Birx and President Donald Trump. Photo by The White Houselast_img read more

Lady Cardinals Defeat Lady Squaws

first_imgThe St Louis 7th Grade Volleyball team were victorious over Waldron 25-11 & 25-21.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.The 8th grade girls defeated Waldron at home tonight 25-24, 25-22. Our defense was great.Leading servers were Phoebe Kroen 11/13 with 10 pts & 4 aces. Alexa Miles also contributed 10/10, 6 pts & 2 aces.Dominating the net tonight was Harlee Masavage. She was 8/10 with 6 kills. She also has 2 blocksNext game is this Tuesday at home against JCD.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Julie Laudick.last_img read more

St. Louis 8th graders take score second in academic competition

first_imgListed are the members and coaches: members (pictured): Spencer Mack, CJ Grote, Abe Streator, Amelia Austin, Ellie Cornett and Olivia Raab, and coaches (not pictured) Koehler Morrisey and Diane JonesBatesville, In. — Recently, 8th-grade students from ST. Louis Catholic School competed against 12 other schools at LaSalle High School. After three rounds of intense competition, the St Louis team emerged as the second place winner.The team and coaches worked very hard throughout the school year to prepare. Great work!last_img read more

Jesse S. Connelly

first_imgJesse Scott Connelly, age 25 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away January 23, 2020. Jesse was the cherished son of Jeff and Christy Connelly, brother of Katherine and Alexandra Connelly and Grandson of Katherine Grice and Frank and Sue Connelly.Jesse had a special bond with his sisters, Kate and AJ and was very close to his uncles, Joe, David, Tony and Will. Jesse loved spending time with his nephews Mason and Quinn and his niece Ellie. He was an easy going young man with a terrific sense of humor. Jesse had many close friends and was known for being quick witted, easy to talk to and wise beyond his years. Jesse was very philosophical, even as a young boy. Many meaningful conversations were had between Jesse and family and friends. He believed that there was a powerful universal energy shared by and connecting all life.  He believed that upon passing, this energy was released back into the universe to strengthen the bonds of those we touched.Jesse was a lover of a diverse range of music from classical, rock, country, jazz and blues. He enjoyed picking on his guitar and helping his nephew Mason get started on his own.Irving Berlin wrote “The Song Is Ended but the Melody Lingers On.” Jesse’s song may have ended but his melody will linger on forever in the hearts, minds and souls of everyone he touched.A casual Celebration of Life gathering will take place From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Batesville Knights of Columbus, 624 Delaware Road Batesville, Indiana, 47006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Heart Institute. For online condolences go to read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Nets extended a 10-point lead after three quarters to 80-65 in the opening 90 seconds of the fourth and spent the rest of the game turning back every Toronto attempt to get back in it. The Raptors’ best shot came when Ibaka made a 3-pointer and VanVleet converted a three-point play to cut it to 91-82 with 4:13 remaining, but LeVert made consecutive baskets to quickly push the lead back into double figures.The Nets scored the first seven points of the second quarter to open a 30-19 lead. The Raptors had the deficit down to six in the final minute of the period, but Harris made three free throws and then a 3 to make it 52-40 at halftime.Elsewhere in hoop action:— The Indiana Pacers took advantage of a 10-0 fourth-quarter run to snap a six-game losing streak with a 118-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. T.J. Warren had 35 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points and 13 assists to lead the Pacers. Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) missed his second straight game since his girlfriend gave birth to the couple’s first child. Milwaukee still made it difficult after methodically trimming a 25-point deficit to four early in the fourth. The Pacers scored 10 straight and the Bucks couldn’t get closer than seven as their five-game winning streak ended. Donte DiVincenzo scored 19 for Milwaukee.— Tristan Thompson scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Larry Nance Jr. had a career-high 23 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a 12-game home losing streak by defeating the Atlanta Hawks 127-105. Cleveland was coming off its worst home loss in franchise history. The Cavaliers went ahead midway through the first quarter and won at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the first time since beating the Hawks on Dec. 23. Trae Young led the Hawks with 27 points and 12 assists. Update on the latest sports February 12, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester remains hospitalized and is undergoing tests a day after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim. General manager Doug Armstrong says the 36-year old defenseman was unresponsive and a defibrillator was used Tuesday night. He says Bouwmeester regained consciousness immediately before being taken to an Anaheim hospital. The team stayed overnight in Southern California before taking a chartered flight to Las Vegas, where they will play the Golden Knights on Thursday.NHL SCHEDULEPastrnak gets his fourth hat trickBOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak (PAS’-tur-nahk) had his fourth hat trick of the season and the Boston Bruins rolled to their third straight win over the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1. Boston has won seven of its last eight and took the season series with rival Montreal 3-1. The Bruins outscored the Canadiens 15-3 over the final three meetings. Montreal has lost two straight as it tries to stay in the hunt for the playoffs. Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhehr-ahn) added an empty-net goal and Tuukka Rask (TOO’-kah rask) had 28 saves for the Bruins to improve to 13-0-6 at home this season. Marco Scandella scored Montreal’s lone goal. In other NHL news: Associated Press Georgia Tech pulls off upset of No. 5 LouisvilleUNDATED (AP) — Moses Wright made a huge block at one end, then powered inside for a basket that helped Georgia Tech pull off a 64-58 upset of No. 5 Louisville. The loss snapped the Cardinals’ 10-game winning streak. Louisville lost for the first time since early January with a truly dreadful offensive performance against the Yellow Jackets. The Cardinals never led, hitting just 19 of 56 shots from the field. That included a 3-of-24 brickfest beyond the 3-point arc. Jordan Nwora, the ACC’s leading scorer at 19.5 points per game, was held to a season-low 2 points.Trailing 53-51 with under 2 minutes to go, the Cardinals took off on a two-on-one fast break that seemed certain to produce the tying basket. David Johnson went up for the apparent lay-in, but Wright came out of nowhere to block the shot.The officials did a lengthy video review to make sure it wasn’t goaltending, finally awarding the ball to the Yellow Jackets.At the offensive end, Wright got the ball near the foul line, drove for the hoop and dropped one in to extend Georgia Tech’s lead with 55-51 with just over a minute left. He finished with 12 points. KOBE BRYANT-BURIALKobe Bryant, daughter buried in Southern California cemeteryLOS ANGELES (AP) — Death certificates show Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family’s Southern California home. Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar features meticulous landscaping, open courtyards and fountains. Actor John Wayne also is buried there. The Bryants and seven others were killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. The cause is under investigation. The retired basketball superstar, his daughter and the other victims will be honored at a Feb. 24 public memorial at Staples Center, where Bryant starred for most of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.The date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by Gianna, whose team was coached by her father.MEN’S COLLEGE T25 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE — Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers during a podcast. A network spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that Roenick will not be back on the air. Roenick played 20 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings before moving into television. He had been an analyst at NBC Sports since 2010.NFL-NEWSBrowns’ Garrett reinstated by NFL after 6-game suspensionUNDATED (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet in a Nov. 14 game. The 24-year-old Garrett missed Cleveland’s final six games last season after his disturbing attack on Garrett. The 2017 top overall pick met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in the final step before he could be cleared. Garrett has expressed remorse for pulling off Rudolph’s helmet and smashing him in the head with it in the final seconds of Cleveland’s nationally televised win over Pittsburgh. Louisville had one more chance to force overtime, but Lamarr Kimble stumbled driving into the lane, losing the ball for the last of the Cardinals’ 16 turnovers.Georgia Tech jumped all over the Cardinals right from the opening tip, racing to a 12-2 lead that prompted Louisville coach Chris Mack to call a timeout just 3 1/2 minutes into the game.Elsewhere in court action:— Devon Dotson scored 15 points and No. 3 Kansas finished the game with a 9-0 run to beat 14 West Virginia 58-49. The Jayhawks won for the ninth straight time and remain a game behind first-place Baylor in the Big 12. Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points after halftime for Kansas. West Virginia fell flat after leading by as many as nine points in each half and lost at home for the first time this season. Oscar Tshiebwe led the Mountaineers with 14 points and nine rebounds, but he had just two points after halftime.— Damien Jefferson, Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski and Denzel Mahoney all scored 18 points and No. 23 Creighton posted its second road win over a Top 10 team this month with an 87-82 decision over No. 10 Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Christian Bishop added 11 points as the Bluejays won for the sixth time in seven games, including a win at No. 8 Villanova at the start of the month. Quincy McKnight had 20 points to lead Seton Hall, which lost for the second time in 14 games. — Austin Wiley had 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and five blocked shots and No. 11 Auburn beat rival Alabama 95-91 Wednesday night in the Tigers’ latest foray into overtime. The Tigers picked up their fourth overtime win of the last five games. This time they scored the first eight points of overtime and held on for redemption from an earlier 19-point loss to the Crimson Tide. J’Von McCormick, who hit the game-winner and three big 3-pointers in an overtime win over No. 25 LSU, made two free throws with 18 seconds left.— Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 17 points and 11 rebounds and No. 15 Villanova held on for a 72-71 victory over No. 18 Marquette to snap a three-game losing streak. Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels added 14 points apiece for Villanova. The Wildcats had surrendered an average of 75 points during its skid in defeats to Creighton, Butler and Seton Hall. Villanova pulled into a second-place tie with Creighton in the Big East and avoided losing four in a row for the first time since Feb. 15-25, 2012. Markus Howard scored 24 points for Marquette.— Sean McDermott scored 14 points to lead No. 19 Butler to a 66-61 victory over Xavier. Kamar Baldwin added 11 points and Jordan Tucker scored 10 for the Bulldogs. Naji Marshall scored 20 points to lead the Musketeers. Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier, his 17th double-double. Butler shot 47% and Xavier went 44% from the field. Bulldogs guard Aaron Thompson took an elbow to the head and went to the floor with Butler leading 42-25. He left the game and did not return.NHL-NEWSBouwmeester remains hospitalized — Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle. The defenseman was injured during a game in New Jersey on Feb. 4. Weber has 13 goals and 21 assists in 55 games this season— Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has been fined $5,000 for slashing Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced the punishment. It’s the maximum allowable amount under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Dumba hit Reaves with his stick in the midsection in the first period of the game on Tuesday night. The Wild beat the Golden Knights 4-0.— Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice has signed a multi-year extension with the Jets. In his seventh season as Jets coach, Maurice has guided Winnipeg to the playoffs three times, including a run to the Western Conference final in 2018.— Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have scheduled another round of labor talks next week. One of the more pressing issues is whether the NHL elects to send players to compete in the 2022 Beijing Games after not participating in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course, despite Olympic officials providing assurances of being ready to lift various major stumbling blocks during a meeting that included NHLPA representatives. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors’ 15-game win streak snappedUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The defending NBA champions were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break but couldn’t find the form that helped them average 121.2 points and shoot 50% over the previous 15 games. This time, the Raptors hit only 37.8%, with Kyle Lowry’s triple-double coming on a night the All-Star point guard was just 4 for 13. Caris LeVert scored 20 points for the Nets, who ended a six-game losing streak against the Raptors. That included a loss Saturday in Toronto, where LeVert scored a career-best 37 points. — Luka Doncic had 33 points and 12 rebounds in his return from a seven-game absence because of a sprained ankle, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 130-111 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Doncic added eight assists in the All-Star starter’s final game before the All-Star break. It’s the second time Doncic has missed games with a sprained right ankle. Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and 13 rebounds with his fellow Euro star back. Buddy Hield scored 22 points for the Kings. Sacramento was never closer than 11 in the second half.— Devonte’ Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 115-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, and Miles Bridges scored 20. The Hornets rallied from a double-figure deficit to spoil D’Angelo Russell’s home debut with Minnesota. Russell had 26 points and 11 assists. The Timberwolves played without Karl-Anthony Towns but led for most of the first three quarters.— Aaron Gordon scored 25 points and Markelle Fultz added 21 as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 116-112 in overtime. Gordon, who also had nine rebounds and nine assists, hit consecutive 3-point shots late in the fourth quarter to help Orlando erase a seven-point deficit. Christian Wood had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who rallied from a 22-point deficit but lost for the 11th time in 13 games.— Bradley Beal scored 30 points and the Washington Wizards used a fourth-quarter surge to beat the New York Knicks 114-96. Davis Bertans added 16 points, Isaac Bonga had 13 and Troy Brown Jr. scored 11 as Washington closed out the victory with a 34-19 run. The Wizards have won five of their last seven games. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Elfrid Payton scored 19, RJ Barrett added 16 and Mitchell Robinson had 11.  — Brandon Clarke matched his career high with 27 points, Ja Morant had 20 points and nine assists and the Memphis Grizzlies went into the All-Star break with a 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. De’Anthony Melton and Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-uhn-CHOO’-nuhs) scored 12 points each. Valanciunas added 18 rebounds. Clarke connected on 12 of 14 shots as Memphis won its second straight and 15th in the last 19 games. CJ McCollum led the Trail Blazers with 23 points, and Damian Lillard added 20 despite shooting 7 of 19 from the field before leaving with 3:22 left with a groin injury.last_img read more

The Latest: Weightlifting changes Olympic qualifying rules

first_imgGladbach is fourth in the German league and was on course to qualify for a spot in next season’s Champions League. Gladbach CEO Stephan Schippers says the club and Bundesliga are in their toughest financial situation in more than 20 years because of lost revenue from tickets, TV and sponsorship.Gladbach played a game last week in an empty stadium. The club estimated it lost about 2 million euros ($2.16 million) in revenue by playing without fans.In Scotland, Hearts has asked all its players and other fulltime employees to accept a 50 percent pay cut, or contract termination.___10:30 a.m. ___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The International Weightlifting Federation says it has changed its Olympic qualifying criteria in response to the coronavirus outbreak but won’t say how the new system works.Olympic qualifying in dozens of sports has been thrown into chaos as continental championships around the world have been postponed.The IWF says it has drawn up a replacement set of qualifying rules and submitted them to the International Olympic Committee but it won’t tell athletes or national federations about the changes until the IOC signs off on the plan.The IWF says it has ruled out extending the qualifying period beyond April 30. That means any rescheduled continental championships won’t count.Weightlifting’s long-standing problems with doping caused the IWF to demand top lifters competed more regularly at international events to be eligible for the Olympics — and to be subject to more doping tests. They were required to compete at least once between November and April. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11 a.m. Associated Press The Latest: Weightlifting changes Olympic qualifying rules ___10:45 a.m.Players from German soccer club Borussia Mönchengladbach have accepted pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic.Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl says the players approached the club with an offer of voluntary pay cuts, and the coaching staff, directors and executives have joined in.Eberl says “I am very proud of the boys. A clear signal: we are standing together for Borussia in good and bad times.” The Olympic flame has been handed over, by proxy, to Tokyo organizers in Athens.The coronavirus outbreak forced a bare-bones version of the usual elaborate ceremony in the stadium where the first modern Olympics were staged in 1896.The 80,000-seat marble stadium was empty apart from a handful of officials and participants. The Japanese delegation was absent because of travel restrictions and Tokyo organizing committee head Yoshiro Mori delivered a speech by video from Japan. But his message was upbeat.Mori says “I hereby pledge that on 24 July this flame will be lit at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.”Greek Olympic committee president Spyros Kapralos handed over the flame to a Japanese Unicef official in Athens and former Olympic swimmer Naoko Imoto. It was then headed for the airport to board the flight for Japan. March 19, 2020last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal have cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at Oaklawn in Arkansas.The Times says one of the horses to test positive for lidocaine was Charlatan, considered a top contender for the Belmont Stakes in June.Baffert says he’s disappointed the Arkansas Racing Commission has violated its rules about confidentiality until the stewards have weighed in with a ruling.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL shapes a play for returning to playUNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s regular season is over and the chase for the Stanley Cup is on if hockey can resume this summer. The league has decided to abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16. The top four teams in each conference would get byes. The other 16 would face off in best-of-five series in the qualifying round. The winners would then match up against Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington or Philadelphia in the East and St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas or Dallas in the West.The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is not a guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must still figure out health and safety protocols and solve other issues, including where to play.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Major League Baseball players are said to be extremely disappointed with a sliding-scale compensation proposal by big league teams. Players had expected a 50-50 revenue-sharing plan that owners initially approved for their negotiators on May 11. Instead, major league teams proposed a scale that would allow a rookie at the major league minimum to keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77%. The union says the sides also remain far apart on health and safety protocols aimed at starting the coronavirus-delayed season around July 4.— The Oakland Athletics are placing their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspending pay for minor leaguers and cutting the salaries of other executives as part of a cost-cutting move in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A’s owner John Fisher announced the moves yesterday in a rare public statement on what he called a “tremendously difficult day.” The furloughs for the scouts and other front office personnel will begin next week, although the team’s amateur scouts are expected to stay on through the draft on June 10-11. — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says there definitely will be an NFL season in 2020. In an interview on CNBC, Ross says the question is whether there will be fans in the stadiums. The NFL has said it expects to play a full schedule beginning Sept. 10 but is preparing contingency plans in case the coronavirus pandemic makes venue changes or games without fans necessary. Ross says the NFL’s flexibility will allow the league to start on time. He says the country needs sports entertainment.— Pro soccer returns to America next month when the National Women’s Soccer League plays a 25-game tournament in a near-empty stadium in Utah. Players from the nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels in an attempt to control the environment. All players will be tested for COVID-19 before leaving for Utah and then will be regularly screened during their four-week stay. No fans will be allowed into the Zions Bank Stadium. All the action will be televised and streamed by CBS and its family of networks.BAFFERT-HORSE DRUG TESTSReports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug testsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Published reports say that two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance. May 27, 2020 Associated Press Update on the latest sportslast_img read more