Barcelona eye Hertha Berlin teen star

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Geek Movies Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Read Also: Bereaved Osimhen arrives Lagos Hertha are not likely to be in a position to consider any offers until their Bundesliga safety is assured in the coming weeks. However, Labbadia could be tempted to sell, if the club receive an acceptable offer, with Samardzic’s contract not due to expire until 2024. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona are monitoring Hertha Berlin’s promising winger Lazar Samardzic, after the 18-year old made his Bundesliga debut last weekend. La Blaugrana have reportedly scouted the German U19 international in action for Hertha’s youth teams this season, according to Mundo Deportivo. Samardzic’s brief performance in their 4-0 Berlin derby win over rivals Union Berlin offered a glimpse of a player rumoured to be attracting interest from across Europe. Serie A side AC Milan were linked with an offer in the January transfer market, alongside Atletico Madrid and Juventus. The versatile forward has created waves in German youth football in 2019-20, with 14 goals in 16 appearances persuading Bruno Labbadia to bring him into the first team fold in early 2020.Advertisementlast_img read more

The Latest: SEC says COVID-19 situation needs to improve

first_imgThe team didn’t give any specific numbers but said the group that returned home included individuals who had tested positive for coronavirus after the team arrived in Florida last month. They have since tested negative in multiple follow-up tests. Those who recently tested positive remain isolated in their hotel rooms at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, where they will remain until cleared by medical officials to return to Texas. FC Dallas previously revealed that all players and staff tested negative for the coronavirus before leaving Texas for the tournament on June 27. Two players tested positive upon arrival and subsequent tests found eight more infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.The team plans to resume training at home later this week.___ Associated Press SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement afterward that it’s “clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve.”The Big Ten and Pac-12 have said they would only play conference schedules this fall in football and other sports. Sankey said SEC leaders “believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us.”The group met in the large Kramer-Moore Conference room to allow for social distancing. Other groups and individuals participated by videoconference.Among topics discussed were possible scheduling options for holding athletic competition this fall, along with game management at events.___ Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball.Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. July 13, 2020 Men’s soccer players returned to campus last week and are undergoing initial screening before starting voluntary workouts.The release added that Kentucky has implemented proactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing in response to evolving circumstances. Changing workouts have made social distancing and personal protective equipment more difficult to implement, the release said, forcing the change to also align with the campus plan released last month. Forty-one student athletes and 21 staffers from those three programs participated in PCR testing. One student-athlete provided documentation of self-testing.All 108 football players currently working out and 58 staff members participated in PCR testing last week with zero positives.___ Kansas State had two student-athletes from unspecified sports still in quarantine as the football program resumed its summer access program Monday following a series of positive tests for the new coronavirus.The Wildcats halted workouts on June 20 when 14 of 130 student-athletes tested positive. The football team’s return includes eight hours of weight training, conditioning and film work per week. The men’s and women’s basketball teams along with soccer and volleyball teams continue their voluntary summer workouts.___Some of the FC Dallas traveling party returned to Texas on Monday, a week after the team was withdrawn from the MLS is Back Tournament because 10 players tested positive for coronavirus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Southeastern Conference athletic directors met in person Monday at league headquarters in Alabama to discuss the prospects for a football season with COVID-19 cases spiking throughout much of the South. The team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel.“Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: SEC says COVID-19 situation needs to improve The National Junior College Athletic Association says it will not have a fall season and will instead attempt to play football and other sports in the spring. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball will also be moved to the spring. Winter sports, such as basketball, will be slated to start in January, with a majority of championship events moved from March to April.Major college football programs frequently recruit players from the top junior colleges, but without a fall season it will be more complicated for coaches at four-year colleges to evaluate those players.___North Carolina A&T says four student-athletes have tested positive for coronavirus since returning to campus on July 6. All four student-athletes are asymptomatic. The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023.“Hope drives us as runners and as humans,” Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director of the Chicago Marathon, said in a release. “My hope was to see everyone on the start line on Sunday, October 11, but our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers.”Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.___The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts. Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22.Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test. The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster.Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___ The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21.The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season. If student-athletes have university housing and have tested positive, they are being isolated in a designated area on campus.N.C. A&T student-athletes who are living on campus live in groups of 8-10 people and also are conducting workouts in groups of that size.___Kentucky says three of 42 student-athletes initially screened from men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer tested positive for past coronavirus infection through antibody testing. The school did not specify in a release which programs the positives came from. Those that tested positive were required to quarantine. That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month. One person has tested positive in the latest round of checks for COVID-19 on players and club staff in the English Premier League.The league says a total of 2,071 people were tested last week.The person has not been identified. ___The Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Rowers ready to roll against Michigan

first_imgJust one week after the ice has broken on Lake Mendota, the men’s crew team is ready to showcase its talents in a classic dual against Michigan to start its spring season.Due to cold weather hindering the team’s training, the crew team has had limited time to prepare for the dual. However, UW head coach Chris Clark has become accustomed to these conditions.”When I first got here, I used to stress out about not being prepared for the first couple of races. Now you just have to go with it,” Clark said. “It would be similar to our football team only having a week to prepare for their first game. … You just deal with it.”Though the Badgers may not be completely prepared on the water, they are by no means out of shape. As usual, Wisconsin has spent the winter months in a grueling training period which included weight training, test sets on rowing machines, countless hours in the rowing tank and various cross-training exercises.”You just do as much as you can differently because it gets a little tedious doing all the same exercises repeatedly,” Clark said. “We are mentally ready for this because we had those three months of winter training, but as far as the rowing, you can never be prepared this early.”So the Badgers could get the feel of the water during the winter months, the team traveled to Texas for two weeks of training. Wisconsin also competed in two regattas last fall — the Head of the Charles and the Head of the Iowa.At the Head of the Charles, the men’s squad finished sixth out of 26 boats in the Championship Four race. The varsity eight crew claimed ninth in the Championship Eight, but was the fourth college finisher overall.The Head of Iowa proved more successful for Wisconsin, as the Badgers swept the competition, placing first in all six races entered. The Badgers took the top three spots in the men’s open eight and men’s novice four, as well as claimed the top five spots in the men’s open four.Despite a huge setback, Michigan has been off to a promising start as of late. Traveling to the Lubber’s Cup, Michigan’s trailer hit a patch of black ice and flipped. The damage from the wreck resulted in five unrepairable shells.A little shaken, the team was able to borrow shells for the competition, which proved fruitful as Michigan won eight out of nine events. A week later, the Wolverines swept the Cincinnati Bearcats in five races at a home dual.”You can’t underestimate Michigan,” Clark said. “They will get the full measure of our attention.”We can be racing Olympic champions or we could be racing a local high school team, and you have to be just as prepared because you never know what is going to happen,” Clark added.The dual is set to kick off at 8 a.m. on Lake Mendota. If weather conditions remain stable, spectators will be able to watch races finish on the Memorial Union Terrace.”It’s going to be exciting to get on the water,” Clark said. “All I can ask is that everyone performs as well as they can by the end of the day. … Hopefully we can win every race.”last_img read more

James’ triple-double carries Cavs to OT win over Raptors for 1-0 lead

first_imgToronto’s Fred VanVleet missed a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds to go in overtime that could have won it for the Raptors, who couldn’t hold on to a 14-point, first-quarter lead.Jonas Valanciunas had 21 points and 21 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 18 points and 10 assists, and DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points for the Raptors, who host Game 2 on Thursday night.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 crownJeff Green scored 16 points and Kevin Love had 13 rebounds.The Cavaliers beat the Raptors in six games in the Eastern Conference finals in 2016 before going on to win their first NBA championship. Last year, Cleveland swept Toronto in the second round. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Korver’s 3 early in overtime gave the Cavaliers their first lead of the game, 108-105.Lowry’s three-point play made it 113-112 with 57 seconds to go and, after the Cavs were called for a shot-clock violation, Toronto had one more chance to win, but VanVleet couldn’t come through.VanVleet was one of four Raptors to miss in the final seconds of regulation. Toronto got four looks at the potential winning basket on its next possession but missed all four, including a wide-open 3 by VanVleet, giving Cleveland the ball with 0.6 seconds remaining. Green inbounded to James, but his shot bounced off the rim.The Raptors shot 5 for 24 in the fourth quarter, with Valanciunas missing six of seven attempts.DeRozan scored 11 points in the first, connecting on five of eight attempts, and Lowry had eight points and five assists as Toronto led 33-19. James was 3 of 5 in the first but the rest of the Cavs shot 4 for 18.ADVERTISEMENT James, who averaged more than 41 minutes in Cleveland’s first-round series against Indiana, checked out with 3:31 left in the first. With James on the bench, the Cavs scored two points the rest of the quarter.Green and Smith each scored 11 points in the second quarter and the Cavs found their shooting stroke, connecting on 14 of 22 attempts. James had five assists in the period as Cleveland cut the deficit to 60-57 at halftime.VanVleet took exception to a shove from James at the end of one play and made an attempt to get at the Cavs star, but was restrained by teammates.Valanciunas had 13 points and eight rebounds in the third, but Korver scored 10 points and James had eight to keep the Cavs close. Toronto led 87-82 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSCavaliers: Cleveland allowed 100 or more points for the third time in eight postseason games. … James dove into a courtside broadcast table in search of a loose ball late in the fourth. … Love missed all four of his shot attempts in the first went 1 for 7 in the first half. … Kendrick Perkins traded angry words with rapper Drake, Toronto’s global ambassador, as the teams walked off at halftime. Former Raptors guard Jose Calderon stood in front of Drake during the exchange, while Smith moved Perkins toward the locker room.Raptors: Toronto had 10 assists on 13 made baskets in the first. … The Raptors had nine turnovers in the first half, leading to 15 points for the Cavaliers. They finished with 14, leading to 21 Cleveland points. … Actor Wendell Pierce attended the game.UP NEXTGame 2 is Thursday night at 8 p.m. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Stephen Curry cleared to return against Pelicans P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img 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 MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after the Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference semifinal, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.Kyle Korver scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime after Cleveland never led in regulation. Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have eliminated Toronto in each of the past two postseasons.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more