Bundesliga return delayed

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 A decision on the return date of the Bundesliga has been delayed until next week, meaning the very earliest German football could return to action will be May 16.The Bundesliga has been suspended since mid-March and a decision on a return date was expected to be taken this week, but that has now been delayed, according to multiple reports, dashing hopes that the game could return in Germany on May 9. “If we should start on May 9, we are ready. If it is later we will be ready again,” Seifert told a news conference last week.Seifert was speaking after a meeting with all first and second division clubs to finalise the health and safety measures needed so that games without spectators can be played again.A maximum number of 213 officials will be allowed inside the stadium, in the stands and pitch-side during the games, while another 109, including security staff, will be posted outside the stadium to ensure that fans do not gather outside the grounds.Players will be monitored by an appointed team health and safety official and will undergo regular testing.An infection to a player will be reported to authorities who will be in charge of any other steps. The team, however, will not be automatically quarantined.However, government talks on Thursday should provide further clarity on the readiness of the required infrastructure for football to return.Tags: BundesligaCoronavirusGermanylast_img read more

Redknapp: I’m not under pressure

first_img “It is up to Tony what he does. If he is not happy come and talk to me – I’m a big boy. I’m going for dinner with him. I’m not going to be there buying him dinner to keep my job – I will let him buy dinner. “The impasse over my contract is that I wasn’t bothered about signing a new contract, not in the slightest. “What is a contract? A contract is you work for a club. If they don’t want you, you talk to the chairman, sort out what you’re doing and you move on. “If we stay up and at the end of the year Tony wants to talk about another year with me I’d be delighted, that is what I want to do in my life.” Fernandes has backed Redknapp since he was chosen as the man to replace Mark Hughes in November 2012. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge faces another two to four weeks on the sidelines, according to a report. The 25-year-old England forward has been out of action for six weeks due to a thigh strain he picked up on international duty. He had been thought to be close to a comeback but, according to the Liverpool Echo, pulled his calf during training on Thursday and could now be absent for up to another month. “Daniel has pulled his calf,” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers told the newspaper. “He’s looking at being out for another two to four weeks. “It’s a big blow as we were looking forward to welcoming Daniel back. He has worked tirelessly. “But we have other players training hard and working hard and we will turn to them. It’s why we bulked up the squad in the summer.” Sturridge is now set to miss Sunday’s game and the midweek Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Anfield at the very least. Rodgers, meanwhile, has leapt to the defence of Raheem Sterling, but insists there is no club versus country row between him and England manager Roy Hodgson. The 19-year-old forward has found himself pilloried in the last week after Hodgson revealed the youngster had told him he was tired ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier in Estonia. Sterling was left out of the team for that match, coming off the bench to win the free-kick from which Wayne Rooney scored the only goal, which led to accusations he had said he did not want to play. Rodgers totally rejected those accusations. “He (Sterling) has been absolutely incredible for me and what has been nice to see is his maturity as a young man; he’s 19, a full international and he will hopefully be a key player for England and Liverpool for many years. “This is a kid we bring up to be responsible and honest – lots of players will tell you they haven’t played when they haven’t felt right but this is a kid who didn’t say that. “What he was saying was he felt tired. I’ve had it a number of times here with Raheem where he has been tired in his legs but he has gone on to play in games and be exceptional.” QPR boss Harry Redknapp does not want any assurances over his position and insists he is not under pressure at Loftus Road. Press Association But, with a home game against Liverpool to come on Sunday, Redknapp does not believe his job is under immediate threat if recent results do not improve. When asked if he was feeling any pressure, Redknapp said: “None whatsoever. ”Until you’ve been under pressure you don’t know what pressure is and I’m not under pressure, none whatsoever. I’m looking forward to the game on Sunday. ”We have played seven games, we are seven games into a Premier League season. We have played three home games, we got beaten by Hull 1-0 and missed a penalty, we beat Sunderland and drew with Stoke in a tough game – it is not easy. ”I still have every confidence in the players here that we will start getting the results, and hopefully that will start on Sunday.” Redknapp’s current deal at the club expires at the end of the current campaign and for weeks he had been expected to sign an extension. But the former West Ham and Tottenham boss is not concerned about negotiating a new contract and is still enjoying a close working relationship with Fernandes. “I don’t need assurances from anybody,” he said. The 67-year-old guided the Hoops back into the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs last year, but the side have struggled on their return to the top flight, sitting bottom of the table with just four points from their opening seven games. Former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has joined ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood as a reported candidate to fill the vacancy, should QPR owner Tony Fernandes decide a change is required. last_img read more

Jeremain Lens ready to leave Sunderland

first_img The 28-year-old Holland international was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 3-1 Barclays Premier league defeat at Chelsea for “disciplinary” reasons, but has not started a game for the Black Cats since the 3-0 derby victory over Newcastle on October 25 amid Allardyce’s concerns over his work-rate. That has left a man who arrived on Wearside during the summer from Dynamo Kiev in a transfer which could eventually cost the club £13million considering his options. Sunderland midfielder Jeremain Lens has admitted he could look to leave the club next month after failing for force his way into manager Sam Allardyce’s plans. Press Associationcenter_img Lens told Fox Sports: “It’s definitely annoying. I am not playing and I did not come to the Premier League to sit on the bench. Something will have to change anything. What, we will see though. “A transfer in the winter? That could happen. Once the window is open, we will see what will happen.” Allardyce revealed after the game at Stamford Bridge at the weekend that Lens had been omitted from the squad as the result of an unspecified incident following the previous weekend’s defeat by Watford. Reports have suggested he will be fined, but the player insists he is in the dark. Lens said: “I know nothing. No one has spoken to me.” last_img read more

Bangladesh seal historic win after England dramatic collapse

first_img…tourists lose 10 wickets for 64 runs after teaBANGLADESH claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for 64 runs after tea on day three of the second Test in Dhaka.Chasing 273, England collapsed from 100-0 to 164 all out, with Mehedi Hasan taking 6-77 and Shakib Al Hasan 4-49.They earlier dismissed the hosts for 296 after dropping four catches.Bangladesh had only beaten Zimbabwe and a weakened West Indies team in 95 previous Tests, but the 108-run win means the series finished 1-1.England needed their highest successful run chase in Asia and looked well set after a century opening partnership between Alastair Cook and Ben Duckett.But they lost all 10 wickets in 22.5 overs in the final session as Bangladesh secured the biggest win in their history.Bangladesh had lost 72 of their previous Tests and last played in August 2015 because of security concerns in the country.Duckett (56) scored his first Test half-century but was bowled by 19-year-old off-spinner Mehedi with the first ball after tea, prompting the stunning collapse – the third worst in history by a team who had been 100 without loss.Joe Root was lbw in the following over to Shakib, before Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali were dismissed in the same Mehedi over shortly afterwards.Cook made 59 but, despite successfully overturning one dismissal, the England captain was caught off Mehedi by Mominul Haque at silly point.Shakib then dismissed Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid and Zafar Ansari in quick succession.Fittingly, Mehedi took the final wicket of Steven Finn to finish with six in the innings, 12 in the match and 19 in the series.Openers Cook and Duckett, who batted together for the first time in the first Test in Chittagong, had only managed a best partnership of 26 in their previous three innings.Duckett, 22, impressed with an aggressive 56, hitting seven fours and a six, and played a number of reverse sweeps and pull shots.Bangladesh bowled all four spinners in the session leading up to tea but they took no wickets in helpful conditions.Cook had scored four, 12 and 14 in the series but also batted fluently in a period that seemed to swing the game in England’s favour.England will rue their failure to take early wickets as Bangladesh added 116 runs in the morning session and Cook’s side dropped four catches.Imrul Kayes scored 78 but was dropped at leg slip by Cook off Ansari, and then by Root off Moeen in the first 10 overs of the day.Both were difficult catches but Duckett dropped a simple chance at deep mid-wicket later in the session with Shakib the batsman to benefit.Finn also put down a difficult diving chance, while England chose not to review the umpire’s decision on two occasions when replays showed the batsman would have been given out had they done so.Kayes’ innings and 41 from Shakib helped Bangladesh to 268-7 at lunch, but Stokes (3-52) and Rashid (4-52) helped England knock over the tail in 26 balls after lunch. (BBC Sport)BANGLADESH 1st innings 220 (T. Iqbal 104, M. Haque 66; M. Ali 5-57)England 1st innings 244 (J. Root 56; M. Hasan 6-82)Bangladesh 2nd innings (Overnight: 152-3)T. Iqbal c Cook b Ansari 40I. Kayes lbw b Ali 78M. Haque c Cook b Stokes 1Mahmudullah b Ansari 47S. Al Hasan b Rashid 41M. Rahim c Cook b Stokes 9Sa. Rahman lbw b Rashid 15S. Hom not out 25T. Islam c Bairstow b Stokes 5M. Hasan c Root b Rashid 2K. Rabbi c&b Rashid 7Extras (b-17 lb-7 nb-1 w-1) 26Total (all out, 66.5 overs) 296Fall of wickets: 1-65 T. Iqbal,2-66 M. Haque,3-152 Mahmudullah,4-200 I. Kayes,5-238 S. Al Hasan,6-238 M. Rahim,7-268 Sa. Rahman,8-273 T. Islam,9-276 M. Hasan,10-296 K. RabbiBowling: S. Finn 3 – 0 – 18 – 0, M. Ali 19 – 2 – 60 – 1,Z. Ansari 19 – 0 – 76 – 2, B. Stokes 12 – 2 – 52 – 3(nb-1 w-1),A. Rashid 11.5 – 1 – 52 – 4, C. Woakes 2 – 0 – 14 – 0.ENGLAND 2nd innings (Target: 273 runs)A. Cook c M. Haque b M. Hasan 59B. Duckett b M. Hasan 56J. Root lbw b Al Hasan 1G. Ballance c Iqbal b M. Hasan 5M. Ali lbw b M. Hasan 0B. Stokes b Al Hasan 25J. Bairstow c Hom b M. Hasan 3C. Woakes not out 9A. Rashid lbw b Al Hasan 0Z. Ansari c Kayes b Al Hasan 0S. Finn lbw b M. Hasan 0Extras (b-4 lb-2) 6Total (all out, 45.3 overs) 164Fall of wickets: 1-100 B. Duckett,2-105 J. Root,3-124 G. Ballance,3-124 G. Ballance,4-124 M. Ali,5-127 A. Cook,6-139 J. Bairstow,7-161 B. Stokes,8-161 A. Rashid,9-161 Z. Ansari,10-164 S. FinnBowling: M. Hasan 21.3 – 2 – 77 – 6,S. Al Hasan 13 – 1 – 49 – 4, S. Hom 6 – 0 – 25 – 0, T. Islam 5 – 2 – 7 – 0.last_img read more

Regional Under-19 championship

first_imgT&T, Guyana in strong positions but Barbados struggleBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago along with Guyana were in strong positions to force victory but Barbados faltered against Jamaica, on the pentultimate day of the first round of matches in the CWI Regional Under-19 three-day championship here Tuesday.Playing at Conaree, T&T did well to dismiss Windward Islands for 153 to earn an 80-run first innings lead and had reached 117 for two in their second innings at the close – an overall lead of 197 runs.Resuming the day on 68 for five, the Windwards got a top score of 54 from Jeremy Layne to get up to their eventual total. They were tottering on 89 for eight but Layne struck six fours and a six in a 107-ball knock, adding 55 for the ninth wicket with Lee Louisy who made seven.Aaron Maniram claimed five for 33 while Navin Bidaisee supported with for four 29.Batting a second time, T&T lost Leonardo Francis cheaply for one with 11 on the board but Sachin Seecharan stroked 44 and Navin Bidaisee, 39 not out, to rally the innings in a 65-run, second wicket stand.When the two were separated, Seecharan put on a further 52 in an unbroken third wicket stand with Christian Thurton (26 not out), as T&T closed strongly.At Verchilds, Guyana stormed to a 221-run lead over Leeward Islands, heading into today’s final day.Resuming their first innings on 17 for one, the Leewards were dismissed for a paltry 100 to concede a first innings lead of 120 runs.Joshua Grant was the only batsman to pass 20 with 28 as seamer Ronaldo Ali Mohammed snatched five for 11 and off-spinner Kevin Sinclair, three for 33, to destroy the innings.In their second turn at the crease, Guyana closed on 101 for five, getting 36 from opener Aley Algoo and 27 from Kevin Sinclair 27. However, pacer Kian Pemberton produced an outstanding spell of four for 35 to halt their progress.Guyana were cruising at 81 for two but lost three quick wickets for 13 runs to crash to 94 for five as the Leewards clawed their way back.At St Paul’s, Jamaica fought back gallantly against Barbados to leave that contest evenly poised heading into the final day.Resuming on 11 for two in reply to Barbados’ 192, Jamaica were bowled out for 179 with Andre McCarthy getting 38, Brad Barnes, 30 and Kristoph Virgo, an unbeaten 23.McCarthy and Barnes put on 54 for the third wicket to hand Jamaica a strong start to the day but five wickets tumbled for just 43 runs to leave the innings in tatters.Shalome Parnell (22) and David Bird (13) then added 29 for the eighth wicket before Virgo and Bird put on a further 24 for the ninth, to hand Jamaica valuable runs at the end.With a narrow lead of 13, Barbados then slumped to 33 for three as off-spinner Barnes snatched all three wickets to fall.Barbados lead by 46 runs overall.last_img read more

Top recruit Ennis commits to Syracuse

first_imgTyler Ennis, a top point guard in the class of 2013, committed to Syracuse Thursday night, announcing his decision in a video released on the website of his AAU team, CIA Bounce.Ennis said the ability to play immediately as a freshman made SU his top choice. The Orange will likely have an opening in the backcourt next season due to the graduation of Brandon Triche.“A lot of playing time is up for grabs,” Ennis said in the video, “so hopefully I’ll be able to come in and play a lot more than I would at another school.”“But also, the talent that they have right now is going to help me look better and help me get to where I want to be and that’s the pro level.”Ennis is the Orange’s first commitment for the class of 2013.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnnis, a senior at St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J), is rated a five-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.com, which ranks him as the No. 4 point guard in his class. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard was honored as the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Jersey as a junior, helping his team to a school-record 33 wins while averaging 15.7 points and 6.5 assists in its first 35 games.Ennis received 22 Division-I offers and considered Illinois, Louisville, Memphis and UCLA in addition to Syracuse.Ennis played for Canada’s junior national team, which earned the bronze medal in the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Brazil in June. The Brampton, Ontario native also competed against elite competition in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League during the summer for CIA Bounce.Now, he has a year to prepare for the transition from high school to major college basketball.“I’m focusing on getting a lot stronger for the college level, playing against people that are sometimes four years older than I am,” Ennis said. “So being more aggressive and being a lot stronger than I am now for next year.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

After nearly meeting in Maui Invitational, Syracuse, Dayton prepare for NCAA Tournament face-off

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — The last time Syracuse and Dayton played was in 1977.But it was almost in November at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The Flyers lost in the final seconds of the semifinals against Baylor, failing to earn a date with the Orange, who went on to win the tournament championship.While in Maui, both teams got a chance to watch and scout each other. Four months later, SU and Dayton have taken different trajectories to get where they are now.But Saturday at First Niagara Center, Syracuse (28-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) and Dayton (24-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10) will have a chance to play the game that never happened. The No. 3-seed Orange and No. 11-seed Flyers will square off at approximately 7:10 p.m. with a berth to the Sweet 16 in Memphis, Tenn., on the line.“They’re a really good team,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “We were surprised we didn’t play them. They lost to Baylor on a game-winner. It was a very close game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat game-winner came from Cory Jefferson with a mere 16 seconds to go. Baylor led 1-0, then trailed the rest of the game until Jefferson’s putback.Dayton’s Devin Oliver had a chance for a putback of his own in the final two seconds to give the Flyers the win, but the ball ricocheted off the rim, effectively giving Dayton its first loss.“I think we really proved ourselves out there,” Oliver said. “We were one tip-in away from playing in the championship.”While in Maui, SU head coach Jim Boeheim was impressed with the job Dayton head coach Archie Miller has done to help jumpstart the program.The Flyers made the NCAA Tournament in 2009, but have flip-flopped between the National Invitational Tournament and no postseason at all, since.“I’m just impressed with how hard his team plays, how they play together,” Boeheim said. “Just a really, really well-coached team. He’s done a tremendous job coaching that team.”Now Dayton’s back in the Big Dance and fresh off an upset of Ohio State, and Oliver said he and his teammates have prospered from Miller’s hands-on coaching style.Boeheim, who said he has watched nearly every team except Mercer — who upset Duke earlier Saturday — had the luxury of seeing the Flyers play in person.He learned that Dayton is a balanced team and one that can hurt you in a multitude of ways.But the benefits were twofold. Oliver said the Flyers proved themselves in Maui. They weren’t expected to beat then-No. 11 Gonzaga or contend with then-No. 18 Baylor, but they did. A team that started out as a blip on the college basketball radar quickly transformed into a legitimate contender.“Maui brought us all together as a team,” Dayton forward Jalen Robinson said.Oliver said Dayton can’t get overwhelmed by the “S” on the Syracuse jersey. It can’t get mesmerized by Tyler Ennis, whom he called one of, if not the best point guard in the country.The Flyers just have to play their game, and everything will work out OK.“We kind of look at it as an opportunity missed,” Oliver said, “and we get that opportunity now.”But capitalizing on the opportunity won’t be easy. The Orange pieced together one of its most complete games of the season against Western Michigan, and appears to be back on track after a topsy-turvy end to the regular season and an early departure from the ACC tournament.Miller saw firsthand just how long and disruptive the Syracuse zone can be. He said SU thrives on forcing steals and turning defense into offense, just like it does most years.At around 2:20 p.m. Friday, a horde of reporters gathered to watch Mercer complete its upset over Duke. Some stood right outside the doorway, others stood inside.When Anthony White Jr.’s layup with 42 seconds left gave the Bears a five-point lead and essentially clinched the game, the crowd reveled and momentarily parted.Out walked Miller from inside the room, a serious expression on his face, but the slightest twinkle in his eyes.There’s already been enough madness to bust every bracket but one on major Tournament sites but Miller hopes Dayton can be the next team to stir things up just a little bit more.“We learned that we can beat anybody,” Robinson said. “We’re just as good as the next team. As long as we’re together, we can pull out any win.” Comments Published on March 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mental health awareness month to focus on sharing stories

first_imgPhoto courtesy of USG Media TeamThe USC Academic Culture Assembly will continue to execute its plans for its third annual Mental Health Awareness Month in October with eight events, including student panels and interactive attractions. The MHA events will run through the month of October.According to the ACA, the organization aims to initiate important conversations that destigmatize and explore the intense complexity of mental health.Communications Director Abigail Jackson said the assembly aims to reveal how mental health is a pervasive issue in University culture throughout October, even if struggles individuals face are not always visible.“With mental health, you could see someone on the street and not see any markers of [mental health issues],” Jackson said. “In a lot of ways, that could be pretty isolating for someone who is struggling with mental health problems, because they don’t see anyone else struggling with the same thing.”Every year, the topics and conversations surrounding Mental Health Awareness Month are centralized under a main theme. Last year’s topic focused on self-care and community care, while this year, the assembly’s topic is “Uncovering Hidden Wounds: Recognizing and Sharing Our Mental Health Stories.”Jeffrey Cho, ACA’s financial director, explained how this year’s theme will feature current USC students and professionals to discuss their own mental health experiences and resources.“This year, we wanted to focus on highlighting student experiences with their mental health journeys,” Cho said.For example, one of the first events held emphasized the recognition of one’s mental wounds. During this event, the ACA hosted a panel of counselors and psychiatrists from the Engemann Student Health Center to discuss  specific symptoms and coping mechanisms for different mental illnesses, bolstering awareness for others and themselves.Cho explains how the programming intends to reach all audiences, but it especially focuses on freshmen who may find the resources helpful during their first year.“We are trying to also consider the freshmen that are going through this big and kind of scary transition of being an adult for the first time,” Cho said. “They should be comfortable tackling mental health issues and owning their first year here at USC.”On Tuesday, the ACA will host a panel of students who hold executive positions of different organizations to discuss their experiences with mental health. According to Cho, the purpose of the event is to show how all kinds of students struggle with mental health and destigmatize the conversation surrounding it.Due to the magnitude of this event, the planning for MHA began over the summer under the direction of Mental Health Awareness Month Director Jamie Wu, along with two assistant directors, Dennis Woo and Cynthia Jiang. Over the past few months, they have been reaching out to professionals, students and speakers on campus and beyond.The organization will hold a Mental Health Resource Fair on Oct. 24 on Trousdale Parkway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide students with more information about resources from organizations on campus.“We want to have programming that is widely accessible to every USC student and have events that are relevant to every student, especially so we can have USC students be aware of the greater picture behind the various issues we are hosting events about,” Cho said.last_img read more

Day two of Open 2016 tees off

first_imgPhil Mickelson has parred the first hole of his second round at the Open Championship in Royal Troon.Mickelson is 3 clear on 8 under. Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer are tied for the second on 5 under. Rory Mc Ilroy doesn’t start his round until after 2 and he’s on 2 under while Padraig Harrington is 1 under and starts at twenty five past one.Darren Clarke starts at twenty to one on level par while Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry are out after 1 on 6 and 7 over.Graeme McDowell is 4 over after 1 hole of his second round.last_img

Cleveland police hadn’t seen Kareem Hunt video before it was released, spokesperson says

first_imgThe footage of former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman was not seen by the Cleveland Police Department until TMZ released the video Friday.But, the CPD knew the footage existed. Former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson is ‘really f—ing upset’ with Kareem Hunt Chiefs release RB Kareem Hunt after video surfaces of alleged February altercation The video is believed to document an incident between Hunt and the woman that occurred in February. Police reports were taken at the time, but no arrests were made and no one was charged the night of the altercation.  Related Newscenter_img CPD spokesperson Jennifer Ciaccia said in a statement to USA Today the surveillance footage was never viewed because “detectives only follow up on felonies. This is a misdemeanor.” The Chiefs released Hunt hours after the release of the video.last_img read more