Inter get Sanchez boost for Europa League final

first_img The Chilean was Inter’s biggest doubt ahead of the showpiece, but Conte is optimistic regarding the centre-forward’s recovery. Loading… The former Manchester United player completed training with his teammates Thursday and the coach considers him completely recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered against Bayer Leverkusen in Duisburg. Read Also: Galatasaray ready to hold talks with French club for Eagles starThe report from Sky Sport Italia claims Sanchez will most likely start on the bench, next to Christian Eriksen, as the Nerazzurri are set to continue with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez up front.But the 31-year-old will provide an extra option from the bench in Cologne.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte will have Alexis Sanchez back in contention for the Europa League Final spot against Sevilla tonight, , according to Sky Sport Italia report.Advertisement Promoted ContentCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Most Beautiful Women Of The XX CenturyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

UW keeps 1-0 mentality

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoOne of the more difficult jobs of any head coach is to help the team put the previous game’s result behind them and prepare for the next opponent, especially after a loss. Bret Bielema has now experienced his first loss as UW’s head football coach and must decide what steps to take to pick his team up after the defeat. “The biggest thing that you have to do as a head coach is understand exactly where you’re at and where you think you can be at the end of the week and give [the team] that plan,” Bielema said at his press conference Monday. “I took our nine team goals that [the team] voted on before the season and did a quick review of where we’re at and what’s left in front of us.”The top goal on the list was keeping the 1-0 mentality, the idea of focusing on one game at a time instead of the season-long picture. “[Next Saturday], they have an opportunity to go 1-0 again,” he said. “I don’t see our guys getting off that track at all.”Offensive Struggles: The Badgers were beaten on both sides of the ball against Michigan, as well as on special teams. Perhaps most glaring were offensive struggles as the Badgers punted on eight straight possessions beginning late in the second quarter, including six straight three-and-outs. The most productive drive that the Badgers could manage in the third quarter was a three-play, 2:49 drive which gained a mere four yards. Many of these possessions to start the second half began with little or no gain on first down, leading to second-and-long situations. “We have to put ourselves in a position to have success,” Bielema said. “As we develop as a team, you have to understand what players you are going to be able to rely on to give you that first-down play. It’s been seen that P.J. (Hill) can run the ball on first down, but on the same account he hasn’t been 100 percent on his reads. If you throw on first down, you’ve got to have pretty good confidence, if you’re going to call something that’s going to be there, that you want that ball to be caught as well.”The lack of production by Badger wide receivers is also notable. Of the 22 receptions against Michigan, only eight were completed to wide receivers, while running back P.J. Hill and tight end Travis Beckum recorded five each. While some may see this as a cause for concern, Bielema is encouraged by the stats. “Some things got spread around, and I’m excited,” he said. “It was a growing experience for our guys to get to where they are right now. Even in [Sunday] night’s practice, I noticed just a little bit more increase of an intensity to get the timing of everything down between the quarterbacks and receivers.”Hoeppner returns to sidelines:Next Saturday, Wisconsin travels to Indiana and Hoosiers head coach Terry Hoeppner is expected to be on the sidelines for the first time since his surgery to remove a brain tumor Sept. 13. While Indiana’s Memorial Stadium won’t be as hostile as the atmosphere at Michigan’s “Big House,” both Hoosier fans and players will have a little extra incentive as they welcome Hoeppner back, and Bielema expects Indiana to come out with more emotion than normal. “I learned very early on in my career that it’s not guaranteed that [the players] respect you just because the word ‘Coach’ is printed on your shirt or your coat; it’s how you handle them and how you react to things that go well, as well as things they don’t do well,” Bielema said. “My guess is they’re going to be able to put a four-quarter game in because of the respect they have for Coach Hoeppner.”last_img read more

British Open 2019: Five reasons Royal Portrush needs another Open Championship ASAP

first_imgThe 148th Open Championship was a roaring success as Royal Portrush proved itself a superb host, having waited almost seven decades for the honor.For the first time since 1951 the Open returned to Northern Ireland and the Dunluce Links emphatically rose to the occasion. The addition of two new holes bolstered the challenge of an already demanding course, while the arrival of high winds and heavy rain on Sunday ensured it was a true test of links golf.After welcoming sell-out crowds and crowning a hugely popular winner in the shape of Shane Lowry, one thing is clear — it should not be another 68 years until Royal Portrush stages another Open Championship. Related News British Open 2019: Outstanding Shane Lowry storms to emotional triumph at Portrush British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka’s hopes shot after dreadful start to round fourcenter_img But what really needs to happen now is for all the hard work to be cemented by the prompt arrival of another Open Championship. This should not stand as a one-off, but the start of an era when the Claret Jug makes regular appearances in Northern Ireland.This is what a sell out crowd looks like #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/21IRNJqfIl— The Open (@TheOpen) 18 July 2019McIlroy wasn’t ready…Rory McIlroy winning The Open was the great story everybody was waiting to see unfold.Alas, it never happened, nor ever looked likely to from the moment his opening tee shot went out of bounds. He needs another chance to do himself justice at an Open on home soil. Here are five reasons why the world’s oldest major should be back here as soon as possible.Huge crowds (and noisy, too!)The Open draws huge numbers wherever it is held, but this year’s tournament was the second best attended in history.Almost 240,000 fans poured in to watch the action over four days, with only St Andrews having seen more for an Open. Add in the fact noise levels were off the charts and you have a compelling case already.The Royal Portrush crowd delivered for @ShaneLowryGolf yesterday and he returned the favour. Will he go low again? #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/MMCHNlk9Uk— The Open (@TheOpen) 19 July 2019The players loved itOne after another the players showered this venue with praise.Tiger Woods called it an “unbelievable golf course”, while Darren Clarke was one of many to point out how “fair” the track was, rewarding good shots and punishing bad ones.It is quite apparent that if players had their way, The Open would be back here sooner rather than later.”I’m proud of Portrush” @Graeme_McDowell #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/7jWlf4yXIL— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 21, 2019It’s “the British Open”Americans call this competition “The British Open” and the courses on its rotation should truly reflect that fact.England and Scotland have been hogging the tournament for too long and, with one edition every year, there is plenty of scope to make a trip to Northern Ireland a more regular occurrence.It could even open up new avenues, with one reporter having asked R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers when the championship was heading to Wales…To build a legacyThis year’s tournament has provided a huge boost to the local economy and put Portrush firmly on the map.last_img read more

The eleven with the most goal in Europe: Theo, Achraf, Cazorla, Cristiano …

first_imgIn LaLiga, the leader is Santi Cazorla. The Spaniard has scored 8 goals in the League and four goals in the Copa del Rey and that he no longer plays as a midfielder. Of the 12 goals, seven have been from the penalty spot. Wylian Cyprien appears as Cazorla’s companion in this medulla. The pivot is a specialist from eleven meters and thus has already added up to 8 goals between the French Cup and Ligue 1.Extremes: Cristiano and MessiThe two most prolific scorers of the last decade who have managed, from the bands, to overshadow any nine. In recent weeks, Cristiano is more successful in the face of door than Messi. The Argentine has not seen the door in the last four games (Valencia, Levante, Betis and in the Cup against Athletic) although he has given five assists. Cristiano has been scoring ten straight games in Serie A. Altogether, 42 goals (19 of Messi by 23 of Cristiano). Two beasts of the goal.Forward: Robert LewandowskiErling Haaland has a total goal more than him but of his 36, 16 have been in the Austrian Bundesliga and Lewandowski wins the position since he still surpasses him in the two competitions they share: Bundesliga and Champions League.The Polish has only stayed at zero in five days of the 21 that leads the German League getting double or hat trick up to five times. In the Champions League he has scored a dozen goals in just five group stage matches and in the Cup, he goes to goal per game (three of three). Total: 35 goals in 30 games. In only thirty meetings this year, it already improves the data of ten of its 16 seasons as a professional. When one thinks of goal, the head always leads to nine, extremes with great scoring capacity such as Messi or Cristiano or mediapuntas. Also some central or mediocentro is dropped by the rival area although less often and with less success. But who are the top scorers in the major European leagues position by position?Goal: Ter StegenIt is not an error. Ter Stegen has not scored a goal so far this season but give two assists if they make him the goalkeeper who has participated in more goals in Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England. The German attended Suarez to make 0-1 against Getafe and Griezmann to get 1-0 against Mallorca. Accumulate the same assists in the League as Parejo, Bale, Muniain, Koke or Joaquin, among others. Determinant in both goals.Defense: Achraf, Hinteregger, Criscito and TheoTwo acquaintances of the Bernabéu band are facing a very productive year facing the door. Achraf is shining in the Champions League as a scorer where he adds four goals in the group stage plus two in the Bundesliga. His former teammate in Madrid, Theo Hernández, has achieved them in his League and of all colors, and remains the top scorer of Milan.Hinteregger, of the Eintracht in Frankfurt, is the most leading scorer in Europe with 7 goals and none with the ball stopped. Not so Criscito, his partner in this defense, who has scored six penalties so far this year with Genoa.Midfielders: Cazorla, Cyprien and Bruno FernandesAmong the three midfielders of this eleven add more than thirty goals in just half a season. Bruno Fernandes is the one that accumulates the most but has not yet managed to do any in the Premier League. 15 goals and 14 assists between Portugal and the Europa League. A total of 29 goals generated for the new signing of Manchester United. In his position and doing all season in Italy Josep Ilicic (14 goals in Atalanta) and Joao Pedro (15 goals in Cagliari) also stand out.last_img read more