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  • UEFA Consider Shake Up

    first_imgThe Champions League may feature fewer teams in the group stages under proposals being considered by Uefa.One suggestion is for more knockout rounds, leading to two ‘super-league’ groups of eight teams – the current format features eight groups of four.A spokesman told the Guardian Uefa was in “constant contact” with clubs but “no concrete proposals” were in place.The current structure is unlikely to change under the present TV rights deal, which runs to the end of 2017-18.The Champions League replaced the European Cup, which was a straight knockout competition, in 1992.There are currently three qualifying rounds and a play-off round, all played over two legs, then the group stage which features 32 teams divided into eight groups, with the top two in each group advancing to the knockout round of 16. The European Clubs’ Association, led by former West Germany international striker Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has held discussions regarding a tournament consisting of 20 teams from Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France.Inter Milan chief executive Michael Bolingbroke told the BBC this week that he saw merit in the idea of Champions League wildcards for teams that have not qualified through their league position. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

  • Man Utd back in title race – Mourinho

    first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester United’s return to form has put them back in the title race.Mourinho had said only Manchester City and Arsenal could feasibly close the six-point gap that the Blues hold at the top of the Premier League.But United’s run of five wins from six games has put them back in contention, according to the Portuguese.“It is four now,” insisted Mourinho, whose side face Stoke at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.“The points difference from the second, third and fourth make me feel that they are there.“The number are points are the number of points. In the last matches they have become consistent in results and also in the quality of their performances. They are there.”But Mourinho is still confident Chelsea, who also have a game in hand, will not relinquish their advantage.“We need six victories and one draw in nine matches so it is a good situation for us and a situation that all other clubs would like to be in,” he added.See also:Costa could start but Mikel must waitJose has no concerns over Hazard’s fitnessFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Warriors agree to 1-year deal with Alec Burks

    first_imgThe Warriors have found another contender in their hunt for wings to replace minutes from Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala.Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year deal with Golden State, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. The Athletic first reported the news.Burks had agreed to terms last week with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but after the team agreed to trade star forward Paul George to the … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

  • SA welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

    first_img20 April 2005President Thabo Mbeki has joined the rest of the world in congratulating the Holy See on electing Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope to succeed Pope John Paul II.Speaking in Jakarta, Indonesia while on a state visit there, Mbeki said His Holiness assumed leadership of more than 1.1-billion Catholics at a time when the world and religious leaders faced major challenges such as poverty and development.“South Africa expresses its conviction that Pope Benedict XVI and indeed the Roman Catholic Church will remain seized of and ally themselves with the global struggle for a better Africa and a better world”, Mbeki said.Ratzinger is to be inaugurated as the Roman Catholic Church’s 265th leader on Sunday, being elected Pope 17 days after the death of Pope John Paul II.Ratzinger was born in Bavaria, Germany on April 16, 1927, and endured conscription into the Hitler Youth as a teenager in the 1940s.Mbeki said this gave him first-hand knowledge of racism, a scourge that was by no means defeated in the world.“We in Africa see him as a potential ally of insight and strength in renewed warfare to create a new, safer and fairer world”, Mbeki said.Ratzinger served as Pope John Paul II’s theological adviser for most of his pontificate.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

  • UK thumbs-up for Cape Town, SA

    first_img1 December 2008Cape Town was chosen as “Best World City” in the 2008 Telegraph Travel Awards, while South Africa secured a place in the top three of the “Best non-European Country” category.Cape Town, best known for Table Mountain, great wines and being a gateway to the Garden Route, fended off competition from major tourist cities like San Francisco and Sydney to claim the top spot.The Telegraph, one of the UK’s leading daily newspapers, polled 40 000 of its readers for the tenth edition of its Travel Awards.“Cape Town is well-placed to receive visitors looking for value for money and an authentic experience,” Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariette du-Toit Helmbold said in a statement this week.“Cape Town has so much more to offer that visitors generally end up coming back to see and do more.”Value for moneySouth African Tourism UK country manager Lebohang Mokhesi pointed out that value for money and the strength of the pound compared with other world currencies appeared to have been a deciding factor for readers when voting.Cape Town was one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Mokhesi said, and to receive such an accolade from consumers themselves was great recognition of the wonderful tourism offering it had developed.She added that word-of-mouth advertising was a key component to spreading the good word about South Africa in the UK.“It is near impossible for anyone to visit and not share their experiences with friends and family on their return,” she said, adding: “During this period of economic downturn, value for money is at the forefront of travellers minds.“South Africa has always offered value for money and, with the current exchange rate as it stands, visitors’ money goes even further.”Global sustainability centreIn October this year, Cape Town was chosen by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 10 cities in the world that are most likely to become global sustainability centres by 2020.The latest award comes on the back of Cape Town’s already impressive list of accolades, which includes Africa’s best city (US Travel and Leisure Best in the World Awards, July); best travel destination in Africa and the Middle East (US Travel & Leisure magazine, 2004 through 2007); and one of the world’s five “Bluest Sky Destinations” (expedia.co.uk).Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille was recently also honoured being the world’s number one mayor by City Mayors, a global local government think-tank. Zille came tops out of a group of 820 mayors from around the world in the competition, which spanned 18 months.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

  • Gin kings to exploit Slaughter’s towering presence

    first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESSince seven-footer Greg Slaughter arrived, Barangay Ginebra has stuck to a proven and tested method of rhythmically striking its opponents inside.It will be no different when the Gin Kings continue the sequel of their storied rivalry with the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  NU, Ateneo near crowns BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES “We believe in our fundamentals,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone. “We’re going to go out and do the basic things that we normally do.”The defending champions have prepared nothing special to counter an upgraded Meralco side in Game 1 of their best-of-seven championship series at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ll just stay on what we know and once things aren’t working, then that’s the time we make adjustments,” said the league’s most decorated coach with 19 conference titles.At the focal point of their back-to-back titular bid in the season-ending conference is the towering Slaughter, a riddle other teams could only solve when the skillful big man is not in his elements.center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slaughter is an essential piece of Ginebra’s squadron of quick-footed big men which includes the 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar, Joe Devance and import Justin Brownlee.They will certainly create mismatches in the paint since the Bolts will rely heavily on Allen Durham, Ranidel De Ocampo and Cliff Hodge to contain them.“There will be mismatches at the perimeter if they play Durham and Ranidel at 4-5,” said Cone.“We have tough matchups for them but I think our advantage really is our size, because our size dictates their matchups,” added Cone.When the Gin Kings captured the crown in six games last year, Slaughter was on the sidelines nursing a leg injury. At that time, Durham spent most of his time guarding Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

  • 9 months agoToulouse midfielder Manu Garcia: Barcelona signing Tobido similar to Varane

    first_imgToulouse midfielder Manu Garcia: Barcelona signing Tobido similar to Varaneby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveToulouse midfielder Manu Garcia is backing Jean-Clair Tobido for success with Barcelona.The defender will join Barca at the end of the season and Garcia has likened him to Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.The on-loan Manchester City midfielder said, “He’s a great player. “Similar to Varane? We do not like comparisons, but it’s true that he has similar characteristics. “Currently, we see little. It’s a situation and it affected us in Ligue 1. When we see him, we talk about it in the locker room. He has great qualities.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Football Dwayne Haskins returns home to play familiar faces

    Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) throws a pass in the first quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorDwayne Haskins remembers his first high school start vividly. He faced St. John’s High School in his sophomore season at The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, after moving to the state to play high school football. “I threw three picks that game, so I don’t really like to talk about it,” Haskins said. “But that’s probably the only time I felt nervous.” Saturday, Haskins will return to the state where he last doubted his football ability, but this time he is the starting quarterback at Ohio State, facing Maryland. And he has the opportunity to secure his place in Ohio State history in College Park, Maryland. Haskins needs 50 passing yards to break former Ohio State quarterback Joe Germaine’s record for most passing yards thrown in a single season, a record he has held for the past 20 years. Haskins only needs three touchdowns to break former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett’s record for most passing touchdowns thrown in a campaign. In his first season as the starting quarterback, Haskins did not think breaking these records would be realistic. But as the records come closer to a reality for the redshirt sophomore, he said it’s a testament to the offense and the game plan in which he was placed. “I’m looking forward to Saturday and so close to that single-season passing record. It’s been there for a long time, you know,” Haskins said. “It’s crazy to realize how cool that is.”But his return to Maryland is more than breaking records in front of friends and family, in front of familiar players and coaches. It’s Haskins’ first opportunity to play against the school to which he initially committed. As Haskins started the recruiting process, he said staying close to home was something that was important to him. He developed relationships with the coaching staff at Maryland, the players and the commits. His future seemed to be set. Haskins said he wanted to change the stigma at Maryland, to get the top-rated players from the area to go to their in-state school. But he said people made their own decisions and went their separate ways. Then Haskins’ dream school came calling. “It’s been everything for me to come to Ohio State,” Haskins said. “It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid.” Haskins had to wait his turn, watching Barrett through his tenure and having to battle former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow for playing time as the second-string quarterback and then the starting job prior to the 2018 season. Ever since Haskins took his first snap against Oregon State as the starting quarterback, he said the process of gaining experience, having an idea of what to do when adversity comes, is something that made him a more seasoned quarterback. But quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Ryan Day saw the unknowns and uncertainties when Barrett left. He saw Haskins as a player without much playing time or experience. As the 2018 season continued, Day saw Haskins develop into “the guy” for the Ohio State offense. “I think now he’s battle tested, he’s been through it, and so now you know that he’s been, he’s got some experience on his belt. He has some experience to go upon,” Day said. “You know he’s been hit in the mouth. He’s responded that way. He’s had some success, handled that well.” To redshirt senior wide receiver Parris Campbell, Haskins, with being battle tested, needs to step up and be that leader of the offense that a quarterback is expected to be. And this is something that is especially needed at this time in the season. “We are in a time right now as a team, as an offense where, you know, championships are won in November and we kind of need Dwayne to step up and be the guy he’s been all year, but just take on more of a leadership role,” Campbell said.  Day said he realizes Haskins’ return to Maryland carries some extra weight.“I do know that once, any time you go back home there is a special feel of that friends and family,” Day said. “So I know that’ll be on his mind.”Campbell said he’s seen Haskins become more vocal as a leader this week, knowing the stakes of returning home, knowing the stakes of the records he is about to break. But Haskins really has not felt the stakes when behind center. Since his initiation into the Ohio State quarterback job against Michigan last season, he’s been described as calm, cool and collected behind center. As he’s worked as the starting quarterback, gone through adversity, trying to perfect his game, football has come easy to the redshirt sophomore. “I feel like [the game’s] always been slow,” Haskins said. “Since the first game.”  Haskins will not be focused on his family and friends in the stands. He will not be focused on the records he could break on Saturday against the Terrapins.He will continue with the same mindset he’s had set since his first high school football game as a sophomore quarterback at The Bullis School. Haskins will not be doubting himself. read more