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Wagué is ceded to Nice

first_imgThe OGC Nice will run with the player’s card and at the end of the season it will have “a non-mandatory purchase option of 10 million euros, plus 500 thousand euros in variables”, Barça reported tonight. The young Senegalese defender MOussa Wague will play until the end of this season as a loan in the French Nice, after the agreement reached by FC Barcelona tonight, owner of the player’s rights. In case the Nice OGC was bought on the right side, FC Barcelona would have a future purchase option for 15 million euros until June 2021.center_img Moussa Wague debuted with the first team on April 13, 2019, in a Huesca-Barça, corresponding to the thirty-second day of the League. The Senegalese has played six games with the first team: four in the League and two in the Champions League.last_img read more

Rodrygo loses his pace

first_img27 To Rodrygo He doesn’t like the situation, he logically wants to play as much as possible, but he doesn’t care. The Brazilian has quickly assimilated the modus operandi of his coach and is aware that Zizou’s rotations have touched almost the entire staff. A good example, without the expected result, was the approach of the coach last Wednesday in the Cup: in the elimination against Real were not Courtois, Varane, Mendy or Carvajal and Casemiro headdresses. The spotlights have stopped lighting Rodrygo in the beginning of 2020. Zidane, who gave him wings from late October to December, has now slowed his progression. He has only put 166 minutes of 630, that is, 26%. The Frenchman left him yesterday in Madrid, the second time, after that of the derby, which he does in 2020, in addition to following. In Copa already decided so in sixteenths, before Unionists. Rodrygo’s no call points a slowdown in its rapid hatching, but not a recoil. A detail yesterday showed the status that has been earned Lightning: Nor was he cited for Castilla-Las Palmas Atlético (12:00 hours). In the club they see him, despite the original plan and because his card does not say so, as a member of the first team. One data supports that confidence: he is the second top scorer of the team, reaching seven goals this week. Do not go down to CastillaRodrygo and Zidane’s relationship is very good, as the attacker himself reflected in a recent interview in ESPN “He’s a very nice guy who always talks to me and gives me advice. He calls me at his office and shows me what went wrong tactically or technically. And what I did, when I was a player, that can help me. It has helped me a lot, “he explained.last_img read more

Kvitova traces and leaves Carla Suárez out of Doha

first_img5 years after dropping in these identical tracks in opposition to the Carla Suarez, the czech Petra Kvitova, Favourite eighth, was compensated with a victory over the Spanish, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-0, and certified for the spherical of 16 of the Qatar Open in Doha.After imposing on the Chinese language Shuai Zheng in his debut, Suárez, champion of the match in 2016, couldn’t with the eleventh of the world this week, which after giving up the primary set, was extra blunt within the punch and he developed Carla along with his punches in an hour and 44 minutes. The Spanish had completed with the primary set in 40 minutes, after at all times going forward on the scoreboard, and though it price him to shut this sleeve, by which he wanted 4 factors to take action, he took the lead. The double Wimbledon champion and winner in Doha 2018, had been very erratic in that quarter, with too many right-wing failures, which Carla took the chance to grasp this act, with out giving up his serve as soon as. However all of the sobriety of the Spanish sport vanished from right here. Kvitova was proper along with his lengthy and devastating pictures, and Suarez couldn’t hold the ball in play as at first. A 3-Zero lead helped Petra take over and match the match.Within the third set Carla’s service didn’t work and may solely win one level with every of them. The Spanish was on the mercy of the Czech, who ended up successful at pleasure, and taking revenge on that 6-Zero that Suárez endorsed in his victory within the quarters of 2015 (3-6, 6-0 and 6-3). Kvitova will face in eighths in opposition to Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, Roland Garros champion in 2017, who received the Czech Barbora Strycova, 6-1 and 6-2. Considerably later Garbiñe Muguruza, eleventh favourite, is measured in opposition to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic for a spot within the eighths.last_img read more

Sheikh’s Manchester City exploded with Robinho

first_imgNIGEL RODDIS & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>NIGEL RODDIS (REUTERS) On September 1, 2008 Manchester changed forever when Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan became the top shareholder of Manchester City with the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment in exchange for 250 million euros. The older brother of United (founded in 1894) wanted to start discussing the hegemony of red devils in the city and in English football and also, immediately.The same day, left and right hand signing offers began to come from the blue side of Manchester. The sheikh wanted to give a blow of effect wearing one of the great soccer players of the moment.One of those who received it was Real Madrid and for Robinho, then a white star who had been trying to force Chelsea out all summer. Just one day before leaving, he summoned the press and explained the reasons for his rebellion. “It was not once, nor twice, nor three times that my representative and my father went to the club to renovate and the club was not very interested in my permanence either. I have nothing against Cristiano, but I have my pride. Now as the club has not managed to sign it seems that they are not interested in me leaving, but my intention is to leave, “he let loose as a direct missile to Real Madrid and also to a Bernd Schuster (” He is not my father, he is my coach “) who promised to recover 10 for the cause.Thus, an hour and a half before closing, young Robson saw how his wishes came true but, not him as he expected. Manchester City put 40 million euros on the table, in cash, and took the Brazilian, whose agent Wagner Ribeiro tried until late that Chelsea match the offer. Those in London did not, the Brazilian was already skyblue. A brief and ruinous idyllThe first galactic of the City of Abu Dhabi did not come out much less as expected. The Brazilian said he would become “the best in the world” but stayed away. In their first season, 14 Premier League goals left a good taste but failed to meet the expectations of what was the second most expensive signing of the summer of 2008 after Dimitar Berbatov, whereby United rose to 45 million euros. Only one in his debut against Chelsea (defeat by 1-3) went to one of the great teams that dominated then. His best match in the Premier came in October with his hat trick at Stoke and in the Europa League he barely remembers a goal for Twente.center_img If within the field he shone halfway, he did it more outside, where the parties condemned him in the eyes of Mark Hughes, who disapproved of his nightlife. “I liked Manchester, the City, the restaurants … but let’s not forget the discos. I had a party image. And yes, I liked the party, “he told Daily Mail in 2017 where he also said that he put more effort into watching Brazilian soccer players (Jô, Elano …) more than the English, like Joe Hart, Micah Richards or Wright-Phillips. In its second season, the decline. An ankle injury left him out eleven games and since the arrival of Mancini disappeared from the starting team. Five matches at his command until on January 28, 2010, just three days after his birthday, he was assigned to Santos.53 games (over € 800,000 / game), 16 goals (2.6 million per goal) and zero titles was the balance of the first big signing of the not so new owner.last_img read more

ATP | Djokovic survives a great Monfils and will play the final

first_imgGael Monfils, who had by no means received Novak Djokovic in his earlier 16 matches, was nearer than ever to take action (he had three match factors) and to change into the first participant able to beating Serbian in 2020, which now has a file of 17-0 and 41-6 in units. His streak, if the finish of 2019 is added in the Davis Cup, is even higher: 20-0 and 47-6. Le Monf made a memorable recreation, of maximum struggling, and nonetheless couldn’t overcome in Dubai to the Balkan, who continues unstoppable: 2-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-1 in 2h: 35. The Parisian got here from candy, with two titles (Montpelier and Rotterdam) and 13 consecutive victories, however he once more bumped into one in all the greatest rivals in historical past, which this Saturday will face the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final, which removed the British Daniel Evans very simply (6-2 and 6-3). He will search for his fifth title in the event. With the primary insured to Indian Wells, it now provides 10,020 factors, ready for what it does in Acapulco Nadal, which accumulates 9,530. In the first set, Djokovic was surprisingly flawed. He made 17 unforced errors, that are the ones that often add up, in complete, in lots of his matches (on this one he completed with 29). Monfils, with parallel setbacks, pressured him out of his consolation zone and couldn’t conduct the recreation as he likes. Quickly got here the first break of the Frenchman, who had the huge advantage of not permitting Nole to have a single break possibility in that quarter. At the begin of the second, the four-time event champion was weak and touched. Gael once more took benefit (3-1), however this time Djokovic quickly recovered the break (3-3) and had 5 set balls earlier than a dramatic and spectacular tiebreaker, with 11 minibreaks, during which he raised three match factors and matched the contest. To this point got here the resistance of his opponent, who at occasions had achieved a chic tennis. “If it continues like this, it will be one in all the greatest in the world this 12 months,” his worst executioner inspired him. At that time, Belgrade was already the wall that’s often, with great defenses, precision and a lot cooler bodily than a visibly depleted Monfils, who needed to be handled in the locker room for some discomfort in the left adductor when he was already shedding 4-1 in the third spherical. Thus he couldn’t face the devouring monster of rivals that’s Djokovic when he’s in the dominant part. In fact, the effort of the comeback may take its toll in the final in opposition to Tsitsipas.last_img read more

The Premier decides not to stop

first_imgAs reported by the BBC, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today that the United Kingdom is in a “late” phase of the plan to combat COVID-19. There have been 596 confirmed cases in the British Isles. “We are considering banning important public events like sports games,” Johnson said. At the moment, the Premier League continues to be disputed and open door. On the other hand, Donald Trump, President of the United States, excluded the United Kingdom from the ban on flights within the European framework.The decision that the British Government can take will be highly relevant regarding the future of the Eurocup this summer. Seven of the matches in the tournament will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, while others will take place in Glasgow, Dublin and Cardiff. In Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Argentina and the NBA they have suspended their competitions. The Premier continues its courseAfter the appearance of the Prime Minister, the Premier League as a competition, has announced that the scheduled matches will continue to be held: “While the Prime Minister reported that all sporting events should take place as normal for now, also indicated that the Government is considering banning important public events, such as sports games. ““The well-being of players, staff and supporters is of utmost importance and we will continue to follow England’s Public Health guidelines in depth.“The Premier League explained in the note. So, and as long as the government does not alter the plan, football will continue to be played normally.last_img read more

The Ortiz del Tacon twins, pioneers of women’s football

first_imgMalena and Samara began their career as footballers at the Rayo Vallecano academy, a quarry where they played from 7 to 15 years old, then went through the Canillas (2013-16), club in which they coincided as players with Ana Rosell, the president of Tacon, the club that both arrived in 2016 with the dream of debuting one day in Primera. They did it this summer, after a round season in Second. Already in First, they have followed different paths. Malena is the captain of the team and one of those who has added the most minutes with the white elastic. Great merit for the footballer, who disputes her position with two renowned veterans such as Kaci and Thaisa, both with titles and participations in the best women’s competitions. For his part, An injury has crossed in the way of Samara, who underwent surgery in January after a fracture of the middle third of the right clavicle and already seems to be in good condition again. Samara and Malena Ortiz Cruz (Madrid, 1997) this season they joined a great list of sisters who have gone through the First Iberdrola. From the Unzué sisters, through the Del Estal to the Ramos, another pair of sisters, and also rivals (one plays in Granadilla and the other in Seville) in the highest category of Spanish women’s football. Now, the Ortiz also write their case in the history of the competition and they do it for Tacon, future Real Madrid Femenino. Both, Malena and Samara have left us a great advance in the equality of treatment between men’s and women’s football.The two sisters are one of the first to use high-tech sports equipment, such as Rhinob ProSocks socks for your personal training and post-match recovery. These compression stockings aim to prevent injury, facilitate recovery from muscle ailments, and improve performance during games and workouts. By increasing the oxygenation of the legs, the feeling of fatigue is less. The risk of injury is also reduced by 29% because the appearance of lactic acid is delayed. Its use shortens the recovery times of any muscular ailment by 13%. “The muscle suffers less and you feel lighter. It is as if you put one more gear into your body “Malena explains.last_img read more

Lopetegui, very hard: “We look too late at the example of Italy”

first_imgJulen Lopetegui appeared in the official media of Seville to explain how he is living the situation that the country is going through: “We are carrying this historic and dramatic moment in the best possible way. We have had the easiest thing to do, which is to stay at home. Our responsibility is to be here and trying to help. “The Sevilla coach was very critical regarding the decisions that were made and, especially, regarding the delay: “Decisions were required. Health is the priority. The health of those generations that brought Spain out of a postwar period and are now dying in a horrible way. Our elders are the people to whom we owe our lives and it seems to me a great ingratitude to hear certain comments. “And the fact is that this crisis has touched the Seville coach very closely:” People I know in Madrid have died who was very fond of me. We are sad and worried. My oldest son is alone in Madrid and his daily routine is tough. The measures have not been enough, although it is difficult for the decision maker. We had a very clear example in Italy and we looked at it very late. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 23, 2020 In what is day to day with the Sevilla squad, Lopetegui does not hide the difficulty of maintaining a certain normality in such an abnormal situation: “We are busy because it is our individual responsibility, especially in maintaining the daily link with the players and that affect your physical condition as little as possible. Emotional work is also very important because it is good that the head is occupied with things other than the news about the coronavirus. “ And he also warned on how complicated the return to work will be: “This is much more difficult than the return than after the summer, when the players are mentally healthy and fresh. When you talk about two weeks of preparation I think it is done from a point of ignorance. “Lopetegui wanted to send a message of encouragement to the entire population: “We must not look for culprits or put ourselves in profile. Each one can help, applaud those who help us, in supermarkets, pharmacies, truckers, policemen … What we must do is not to leave home. Whoever skips it is irresponsible and something else “The Basque coach doubts that LaLiga will return: “It seems strange to me when those responsible talk about dates. It has to be played when everyone can enjoy it. If there is time to finish, it ends. I understand the economic consequences of not finishing a season, of course But I don’t understand it well when playing behind closed doors, football is played for people, without people it doesn’t make sense. And if you play without people, there is a risk, so you should not play. Three quarters of the season have been disputed, that cannot be ignored, whoever decides to do it for that stretch played is how I see it. “last_img read more

Karembeu: “Lorenzo Sanz was like a father to me”

first_img“He was a man who always supported me, at all times. I spent six hard months without playing in Sampodoria, and the president encouraged me, he transmitted calm and tranquility to me. Christian, son, don’t worry, you will fulfill your dream and play for Real Madrid. Mr. Capello signed players from Italy, Panucci, Roberto Carlos, Seedorf …, a team was formed. He wanted to win the European Cup 32 years later. He formed a team that served as a bridge between the great Real Madrid of the six European Cups of a lifetime and the new team that we formed and that won the final with Mijatovic’s goal for Juventus, “said Karembeu.“I want to send a hug to Madrid fans, we are going through a tough situation in life, I would also like to remember the family of Lorenzo Sanz, whom I remember happily with his European Cup getting off the plane and entering the city with thousands of people on the streets. It was a beautiful and unforgettable moment for me, “added Karembeu, who won a World Cup, a Euro Cup and a Confederations Cup with France as a footballer; and two Champions Leagues and an Intercontinental with Real Madrid, among other titles. Christian Karembeu, Former French Real Madrid player, told Efe on Thursday that he was very sorry for the death of Lorenzo Sanz, the president who signed him in 1997, whom he considers as “a father, who helped me from his first call to say he wanted to sign me up.”Karembeu related the intrahistory of his signing, which at the time occupied covers throughout Europe. “I was at the European Championship in 1996 called up with the French team. Suddenly, I received a call from my coach, Aimé Jacquet. He warned me and told me to urgently stop by his room. Without further ado. I ran, I didn’t know what he wanted me to do. I thought he was going to tell me that he was a starter in the next game or something. Suddenly, the coach gives me the phone and tells me that I have a call. It was Lorenzo Sanz, the president of Real Madrid, who wanted to sign me. I believed it. At first I thought it was a joke. I said yes. I kept my word. I am a man of my word in life “, Karembeu stresses.last_img read more

Esteban Granero: “AI is key to fighting COVID-19”

first_imgStephen Granero For five years he has combined two of his great passions: soccer and technology. In the fields he faces a new challenge in the Marbella. While in the innovative field, he heads the first company to apply Artificial Intelligence to sports. In these tough days, Olocip It is helping to develop new models for predicting infections at the national level and by autonomous community.When, why and with whom does Olocip found?Five years ago I founded Olocip with the aim of investigating the capabilities of AI to answer questions asked by football clubs. Two years later Pedro Larrañaga and Concha Bielza, professors of the UPM and European leaders in artificial intelligence joined as partners.What can Artificial Intelligence generate in the world of sports? I’m very hopeful. The club is an example of how to grow by building from the ground up honestly and dreaming big. I am happy and ready to get promoted, which is the goal.Olocip’s engineers agree: “This is something inexplicable to us”Asier Rodríguez, Ander Alcón, Sergio Luengo and Marco Benjumeda are some of the Lead Data Scientist PhD. in A.I. from Olocip who are working daily on the project already explained by Granero. “It is inexplicable for us because we are all people and we like to help the rest. This is just one more grain of sand, but we feel lucky. Until now, the studies created have addressed the evolution of the coronavirus at a national level, being very generic , but it is essential to know its development by autonomous community, province, city or even hospital, since it is necessary to know the incidence of the virus at a relative level and on levels of saturation of the health system since each region faces different factors (population, health resources …) “.Scientists go further: “Over the past few months, a significant volume of work has been generated in the scientific literature investigating the value of parameters that describe the behavior of SARS-CoV-2. For example, there is considerable consensus that the incubation time of the disease lasts on average between 5 and 6 days (2), and follows a Weibull distribution (3) “. To define the model, we have used the following assumptions about the parameters based on scientific literature recent.Mortality ratio = 2% (4.5)Incubation period = 5.22 days (2. 3)Infectious period = 4.5 days (6)Period between contagion and death: 18.5 days (7) The crucial part is knowing how the disease will evolve in the coming days and months to anticipate problems such as the mobilization of resources (respirators, masks, ICU beds …), restriction strategy, relapse prevention, etc. Through our scientists specialized in artificial intelligence, we are working on the creation of predictive algorithms that allow us to know what the evolution of the virus will be for each autonomous community.What professionals are behind something as great and supportive as this?There are thousands of professionals collaborating in #stopcorona, led by the Samaipata fund. At Olocip, all our workers, including my partners, have participated given the urgency and importance of the project.Do you think this can be a turning point on the great importance of AI in all sectors?Without a doubt, AI is essential to face this type of pandemic and, of course, it is necessary in any environment where decision-making is transcendental, that is, anyone. The response of our team has been exemplary. They have worked without rest or weekend to arrive as soon as possible. On the one hand, it is a challenge that they are passionate about and on the other they know that lives are at stake. They have demonstrated responsiveness.How do you think AI will evolve in sport?Very fast. It is already here but it will grow without brake. Those who start from scratch will now be late. So those of us who have the path done are necessary for the market.Tell me about your tools and the one that impacts you the most …Beyond tools, we are an AI department capable of providing comprehensive service to clubs. This ranges from structuring and cleaning data to the implementation of services for pre-match, scouting, injury prevention, digital and business assets, among other services. We are available to adapt everything to the specific needs of each club and to answer any questions.How do people react when they talk to you about predictions? Do you think they are already aware of this tool?Our predictions are made from the knowledge generated by AI. We are all mentally predicting when we evaluate to make a decision. AI can help us in this process. They are scientifically validated mathematical procedures, we do not believe in black magic. In the rest of the sectors, AI is vital in the day-to-day of companies and in sport, it should be for more reason.Although now the least important thing is football … How are you seeing this season in Marbella? Artificial intelligence is capable of generating knowledge about any problem that can be translated into data, such as a soccer match, the performance of the players or the factors that influence a muscle injury. It does it millions of times faster and more accurate than any human capacity. Therefore, it is a tool that allows us to understand further and predict to make decisions with less uncertainty. That is a decisive competitive advantage for a club.At what point does it occur to you to dump all your resources to fight the coronavirus?In addition to soccer, we have modeled systems in other sports such as basketball, tennis, or cricket. We also work in industrial processes. Therefore, we have extensive experience outside the world of sports. When we were required to build predictive models of the Covid19, we poured 100% of the resources into it and in less than a week we had the first results available to anyone who needed it. #stopcorona is a non-profit initiative that will be essential if we want to give the best response to the virus.What is the daily work procedure?First, our specialists put together all the necessary information, cleaned it up using AI techniques, and then decided on the best way to tackle the problem. From there, they build contagion prediction models on a national scale and by autonomous community. The objective is to provide results on the number of infected, number of people in the ICU and deaths with real confidence intervals that help to understand the disease and improve decision-making.You play a fundamental role in this battle … How can people continue your daily work?On the blog of our website and on social networks @olocip_Lab, @olocip_Lab (Instagram) we are updating the predictions, and of course at important is it on a human level for all Olocip members? It must be praised that this is non-profit. 📈The peak of infected by # Covid19 in #Spain It will be on April 3⚠Daily updates according to new data published by #Health reducing uncertainty in short-term predictions. Therefore, results may vary from day to day.#StopCorona– Olocip (@Olocip_Lab) March 29, 2020last_img read more