The Latest: PSG selling new jerseys online to raise money

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Paris Saint-Germain is selling a new jersey online with the profits going to local hospitals and nursing staff dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. It is the fifth MotoGP race to be canceled or postponed.The next race at risk is the French Grand Prix on May 17 at Le Mans.___The Turkish Boxing Federation says national team member Serhat Guler and trainer Seyfullah Dumlupinar tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from an Olympic qualifying competition in London.The federation says the boxing team went to a training camp in Sheffield on March 3 to prepare for the competition and traveled to London on March 11. All team members stayed at the same hotel and ate at the same cafeteria. The French champion’s jersey bears the emblem “Tous Unis” (All United) on the front.A total of 262,500 euros (about $288,000) will be raised if all 1,500 jerseys priced at 175 euros ($192) are sold.PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi says “we can only be sensitive to and grateful for the astounding work” that medical staff on the front line have done against the virus.___The Spanish Grand Prix on the MotoGP circuit scheduled for May 3 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC is running the qualifying competitions for boxing because governing body AIBA has been suspended.The Turkish team competed on March 15 and 16 and returned home on March 17 after the IOC halted the competition. All team members were quarantined on return.The federation says Guler and Dumlupinar are being treated in the hospital. Two other boxers who complained of high fever are awaiting the results of their tests.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Latest: PSG selling new jerseys online to raise money March 26, 2020last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Rose Lavelle defying all odds

first_img“I still don’t really feel quite to my full self but I think my touch is there and all that is there. I think it’s more mentally I don’t feel all there yet. And it’s good to have games like these to help boost my confidence and take more steps to get there,” Lavelle told Omnisport in October.A few months later, Lavelle played a full 90 minutes in a friendly against Japan where she expressed optimism in her recovery and expected to be ready for France.”I’m feeling good,” Lavelle told reporters in March (via Forbes.com). “I’m feeling the best I have since my injury. Hopefully, like the team, I just keep getting better with every game.”A glance at Rose Lavelle’s resumeTournament of Nations champion (2018)CONCACAF Women’s champion (2018)National Women’s Soccer League Player of the Month (April 2017) Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. veterans take pride in leading rookies As one of the U.S. women’s national team’s rising stars, Rose Lavelle has cemented her place on the team in a short amount of time.She graduated from Wisconsin in 2016 and became a member of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Boston Breakers, who selected her with the No. 1 overall pick out of the 2017 NWSL draft, the following year. “I don’t know if you can ever be ready for that moment of your first cap,” Lavelle told Omnisport. “No matter how much you prepare, like I had done so much work leading up to it, but there were still some doubts in my head if I was really good enough to be at that level. Once I got that first game under my belt, it really helped my confidence.”She was then named to the USWNT roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, where she appeared in all five games for the Americans and scored three goals.With seven goals in 27 international appearances, she could emerge as a breakout star for the U.S. in the 2019 World Cup. Overcoming adversityLavelle’s road to France hasn’t been an easy one.The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the middle of her rookie season in her second game with the USWNT while facing Norway in 2017. She described it as three muscle tears in her hamstring, and it was later announced that she would be out four to six weeks. She re-injured her hamstring again after returning for one start, and sitting out four to six weeks quickly turned into eight months. Just when she started feeling ready to return in February 2018 when the team was preparing for the SheBelieves Cup, she felt more sharp pain in her hamstring. Lavelle said doctors told her they found another tear.”I went into SheBelieves expecting to get cleared to play finally,” Lavelle told ESPN. “And then I got an MRI and found out it was going to be another three months. And I had to start all over. That was the moment that it was finally a little too much for me.”Lavelle returned later that summer and used the 2018 CONCACAF qualifying to her advantage as she worked to regain some of the confidence she lost while watching from the sideline. She scored back-to-back goals for the Americans in a match against Trinidad and Tobago. Just months out from the World Cup she admitted that she didn’t feel 100 percent, even though she was improving on the field.  Lavelle got off to a hot start as she scored two goals in eight games, but she only made 10 appearances for the Breakers after a hamstring injury forced her to miss two months. The following season she joined Washington Spirit — where she currently plays — after Boston folded.She has been playing with the national team since November 2015, which was right after the USWNT brought home its third World Cup title. Her first goal for the USWNT came April 9, 2017, in a game against Russia. Related Newslast_img read more

F. Football: Zizou’s volley is the most beautiful goal in the Champions League

first_imgAccording France Football, that Zidane goal, marked just before the break (and that blew up the final) gathers “balance, delicacy, power … It has everything”. But not only Zidane’s goal appears within the top ten. The third on the list is theformidable Chilean that Cristiano Ronaldo scored in Turin for Juventus. It happened in the spring of 2018, when a Carvajal center It was topped acrobatic by the Portuguese striker. For France Football, Christian reached “his moment of maximum glory: the one to see a stadium and rival supporters bowing to such a genius “. Between the volley of Zidane and the Chilean of Cristiano, the pyrotechnic auction with which Mauro Bressan (Fiorentina) scored against Barcelona in November 1999.Too the Chilean appears with which Gareth Bale on track last conquest of the Real Madrid Champions League. The formidable hit of the Welsh in the Kiev final against Liverpool it occupies the sixth position, behind the Stankovic goal (Inter Milan) from midfield to Schalke in April 2011, fourth place, and from the Mexes semi-volley (Milan) to Anderlecht in November 2012, fifth. Curiously, in the position 35 appears the Raúl’s second goal to Manchester United in 2000, but it does not appear for the same in itself, but for the play of Redondo, in which, with a heel, he got rid of the Norwegian defender Henning Berg before attending Madrid so that beat Van der Gouw. France Football has elaborated a ranking to choose the best goal that has been scored at the time of the Champions League, that is, from 1992 to 2020. In this way, the prestigious French magazine has indicated the top 50 goals of the competition that have been marked so far. And for said medium, the best goal which has been marked on these almost 30 years competition is the volley with which Zidane made Madrid win the Ninth European Cup in its history. Something that is about to reach coming of age (It will meet them next Friday, May 15), and that it served for the current coach Real Madrid inscribed his name in gold letters on the record of the highest European competition, after missing two finals (against Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and against Real Madrid himself a year later, in 1998.last_img read more

MP calls for Auditor General to investigate DPI’s spending

first_imgWeeks after calls were made for a presidential probe into the operations and spending at the Department of Public Information (DPI), Opposition Member of Parliament and former Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill, is calling for the Auditor General to investigate the entity’s spending.Concerns were raised by staff at the DPI about spending practices and the hiring of persons affiliated to political operatives. The staffers who requested anonymity told sections of the press that monies were being spent wastefully on regular retreats and other unnecessary things.In describing DPI as an interesting outfit, the MP told Guyana Times that although staffers are hiding in the shadows due to fear of victimisation, they have called for a presidential probe but he feels such a probe would not yield any success and things could remain the same.“Because what we have is an incestuous relationship. Who are the personsOpposition MP Juan Edghillemployed at the DPI? Only if they are a rivalry between the President’s press unit and DPI and there is some desire to shakedown DPI, you might get some justice,” Edghill explained.An important observation made by the Opposition MP was the fact that DPI should have been serving the entire Government. However, the President does not rely on DPI for his public relations and press, but has an office staffed by people to work with his press and publicity unit.“So the people of Guyana are paying for DPI and the President who doesn’t trust DPI because it is headed by the Alliance For Change (AFC) and staffed mostly by AFC supporters. The Auditor General should go into DPI and audit their books,” he asserted.“Don’t let a politician investigate a politician from the same party or grouping. Look at what happened to the Sussex Street Bond. A sub-Cabinet committee investigated and said that it’s a bad deal, they had continued paying $14 million per month for the controversial drug bond.Edghill noted that these are all tactics done to appease supporters but in the end, the conclusion is already known. “The Lindo Creek CoI is another example. You can see through this Government… what is needed is an independent office which is not controlled by the politics of the day to go in there get the facts and make it public,” he added.In a letter to the media, DPI staff said, “We believe that the DPI is being badly mismanaged, and this has led to staff either resigning, being suspended, and the DPI being severely understaffed, and failing to attract newcomers, who, wePrime MinisterMoses Nagamootoobelieve, have gotten wind of the manner in which the DPI is being run. One of the main issues involves friends hiring friends of friends.”WastageIn addition to that, monies are said to be wasted on several retreats to at least two resorts, to discuss issues pertaining to the operations of DPI. It has been reported that one of those retreats saw some 20 staffers, with transportation costing some $12,000 for each staffer attending.“We believe there has also been serious wastage of financial resources on the printing of several publications, which are sent to various regions. This has added to the massive workload of DPI staffers, many of whom work practically every day, without a day off,” staff highlighted.Only recently, General Manager of the Guyana Chronicle newspaper, SherodDirector of Public Information and DPI Head Imran KhanDuncan was sent on administrative leave one day after he decided to fire a senior member of staff, Finance Controller Moshamie Maraj-Ramotar, following the leaking of details on excess spending.A full investigation was ordered into Duncan’s excessive spending and the circumstances of Maraj-Ramotar’s dismissal. Some $5 million was reportedly spent by Duncan in less than three months of his probationary period. Duncan was appointed General Manager from June 1, 2018, just before the life of the Board of Directors expired. Duncan is an Executive of the AFC.“What happened at the Chronicle is just a reflection of the lesser minions seeing what the greater minions are doing and they are following suit. The good life in Guyana only belongs to a few elite politicians and leaders who can put their hand in the kitty and do whatever they feel like,” he said.last_img read more