With the ball as the protagonist, Zidane counted on the grass with the 23 players who traveled to Saudi Arabia who exercised for about ninety minutes.The whites started the session with various balloon heating exercises to subsequently complete physical work. Then the Real Madrid carried out various matches in a small field and they finished the training with definition exercisesZidane tworked with the eleven that will be on the pitch King Abdullah Sports Center and that could include some news regarding the semifinal clash against Valencia.The possibility that Marcelo, already recovered, Occupy your site on the left side to the detriment of Ferland Mendy is an option to consider.Also the structure of the team in the center of the field. It remains to be seen if Zidane re-populates the center of the field with five players specialized in that plot from the field to ensure control of the ball or is inclined to include another attacking player who accompanies Luka Jovic.In this case, Brazilians Rodrygo and Vinicius and even Lucas Vázquez, all unpublished in the semifinal match against Valencia, could have their chance.The rest of the team, the block, is fixed in the set of Zinedine Zidane, who usually resort to experienced players to play the finals. The Frenchman intends to conquer the ninth title of his career, his second Super Cup after the one obtained in 2017 against Barcelona. Real Madrid completed its last preparatory session this Saturday before the end of the Spain Supercup that on Sunday he will play before the Atletico Madrid at the King Abdullah Sports Center.The Zinedine Zidane squad was exercised in the sports city of Al Ittihad Jeddah Club, the place where he has held his training sessions every day in Jeddah.The initial fifteen minutes were open to the public and to the media but then he completed the practice behind closed doors.The evolutions on the grass of the Madrid squad were contemplated by President Florentino Pérez, that arrived in Friday afternoon in Jeddah to go to the final against Atlético Madrid.
Conte referred to the recent news about the possible interest of Real Madrid and Barcelona in signing Lautaro for the next season, after “Toro” was the protagonist of an outstanding season, in which he scored 16 goals among all competitions .“The players remain focused. They are clear that what happens on the field is the most important thing. Market rumors count zero. You have to be focused,” he said.Lautaro, former striker of Racing Avellaneda, has played for Inter since 2018 and, after a first season in which he was a substitute for fellow countryman Mauro Icardi, he became an essential holder of the Conte team alongside Belgian Romelu Lukaku. Antonio Conte, Inter Milan coach, described this Saturday as “market rumors” that “count zero” information circulated in recent days on the possible interest of Barcelona or Real Madrid in his Argentine forward Lautaro Martínez. “Lautaro is only 22 years old, but I think he has enough maturity to understand that market rumors count very little in general”, said Conte, in the press conference prior to the important league match this Sunday of Inter, co-leader with Juventus Turin, against Lazio, separated by a point of league leadership.“Also after the closing of the winter market there were rumors about the future of some players that we could sell or sign. In Inter these things happen a lot, for other clubs there is not much market news in these periods”he added.
“I feel great, I’m in good shape and this was because I was playing overseas in China,” said Blatche.He added that Fiba’s new home and away format does not bother him, and that the team is focused on winning in wherever country they’re in.“I’m just looking forward to winning, whenever where we at the main focus is winning,” said Blatche. “We’ll go to Japan and get a win, we’ll come back here and get a win, that’s the goal.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche may have been away from Gilas Pilipinas for much of 2017, and yet the big man felt like he never left.Gilas held a practice session Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in preparation for its game against Japan in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers where Blatche is once again the team’s naturalized player.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Blue Eagles misfire, lose confidence in defeat to Tamaraws 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We had practice earlier in the day and I’m pretty much comfortable with the offense, the defense, the players, and the coaching staff,” said Blatche, who arrived in the country early Sunday morning.“It was a quick adjustment for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBlatche was also visibly in great shape, a far cry when he arrived in the country for the last Fiba qualifiers in 2016.The former Brooklyn Net played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association and his commitment with the club was the reason why he had just joined Gilas’ practices. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It was an extremely long summer for me, extremely long summer,” DeRozan said. “So, just to be in this moment, it feels good.”DeRozan was acquired from Toronto after the Spurs responded to Kawhi Leonard’s trade demands by dealing their star forward and Danny Green for the Raptors’ All-Star guard and Jakob Poeltl. The trade shocked DeRozan, but he has since warmed to the Spurs and San Antonio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMinnesota is facing a similar trade demand from Butler, who has opted to play through it. Butler, who has told Minnesota that he will not re-sign with the team in the offseason, added seven rebounds and three assists in an active 31 minutes.“I’ve got 81 games, baby, that’s all the matters,” Butler said when asked if he expects to remain with Minnesota. “We’ve got to lock in on today, what tomorrow brings and see where we are at. If that (trade) comes to be, that comes to be, there’s nothing I can do about that. But in the meantime, I’ve got to figure out a way to help us win some games.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I haven’t played with a guy as dynamic as him since probably Chris Bosh in my rookie year,” DeRozan said.Aldridge shot 7 for 23 from the field, and had three blocked shots and 11 defensive rebounds.“He’s a great passer,” Aldridge said of DeRozan. “He’s always looking and probing and I’m too open. I have to get used to being ready and just taking my time. When I figure it out (and) I get my rhythm back, it’s going to be way easier out there to score having him.”Rudy Gay had 18 points and Bryn Forbes had 11 points in his first start at point guard for the Spurs.Jeff Teague scored 27 points and Andrew Wiggins added 20 points for the Timberwolves.Karl-Anthony Towns picked up his third foul with 2 minutes left in the first half and fouled out with 4:18 remaining in the game and the Spurs up 99-92. Towns finished with eight points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Teague was down on the court for about 10 seconds in the fourth quarter after tweaking his right ankle on an offensive foul, but gave officials a thumbs-up and remained in the game. … Minnesota is 3-10 all-time when opening the season on the road. … The Timberwolves are 9-50 against the Spurs in San Antonio. Their last win in San Antonio was April 17, 2013.Spurs: San Antonio had eight new players on its roster for the season opener for the first time since 1992. The Spurs finished 42-33 that season after firing Jerry Tarkanian 20 games into the campaign. … DeRozan has played 23,000 minutes in his career, joining Aldridge, LeBron James, James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the only players to do so since 2009. … Poeltl made just his fifth career start and first since Feb. 14 2017 with Toronto.PAYING HOMAGE TO ALLEN Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Spurs: At Portland on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) scores past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-108. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn’t want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn’t received a trade he’s requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota.DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum DeRozan was initially upset he was traded, but has since embraced San Antonio and those good vibrations propelled him in the fourth.DeRozan banked in the eventual game-winning shot in the final minute against Butler, driving hard to the basket against the 6-foot-8 forward and then pulling up from 12 feet to give San Antonio a 110-108 lead with 32.4 seconds remaining. DeRozan sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining after Minnesota’s Derrick Rose missed a runner in lane.“Hey, I’ve been doing it for some years now,” the 29-year-old DeRozan said about the late heroics. “I just feel out the game, always try to be aggressive and at the end moments, I always want to be there. I’m not afraid to make mistakes, but with that I’m not afraid to try to go out there and win the game.”DeRozan’s debut was also the close of the Big Three era in San Antonio. Tony Parker left the Spurs to sign with Charlotte in the offseason and Manu Ginobili joined Tim Duncan in retirement.DeRozan and Aldridge are now the cornerstones of the team, and each lauded the other in their debut.ADVERTISEMENT The Spurs observed a moment of silence prior to the game for Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen.Allen passed away Oct. 15 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Aldridge, who played his first nine seasons in Portland before signing with the Spurs in 2015, said it will be difficult to return to the city after Allen’s passing.“He was a great guy and he blessed me and my family and invited us into his world at times,” Aldridge said. “I went to the game against Green Bay in his suite. It’s definitely bittersweet going back this time.”JERSEY NEEDEDDeRozan has been taken aback by the love the Spurs fans have shown him.“It’s crazy, I tried to get my mom a jersey last week and it was sold out,” DeRozan said. “I was trying to tell her that and she didn’t believe me.”ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEPopovich was asked if this could be his final year coaching in the NBA and he responded with his usual dry wit.“Anything can happen. I might coach 10 more years or quit in a month,” he said. View comments
TNT big man Kelly Williams wished himself and everyone a new start for 2019 after a “turbulent” past year.Williams and the KaTropa did not have the best 2017-18 PBA season only making the playoffs twice and getting booted out in just the quarterfinals. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Still, the 2008 league MVP had a positive outlook for the New Year.Barangay Ginebra forward Kevin Ferrer also embraced 2018’s challenges as point for improvement for the coming year. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES 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 Continuing with happy families, Phoenix forward JC Intal and wife Bianca also celebrated the birth of baby daughter Carmen Eliana.Intal also sneaked in his best nine memories of his 2018 that centered on his family and new daughter. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The NLEX Road Warriors had one a rocky 2018 to say the least, entering the semifinals for the first time but losing two key players to various reasons.The Road Warriors finished with a 6-5 record for the sixth seed in the Philippine Cup before losing to eventual runner-up Magnolia. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kevin Alas missed most of the season after tearing his ACL in March before Kiefer Ravena received a hefty suspension that extended to his PBA stint for a doping infraction during a Fiba game.The 44th Season of the PBA opens on January 13.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—As the world ushered in the new year, PBA stars looked back on the past 365 days that brought smiles, tears, and all sorts of emotions.It can be said that Paul Lee and Magnolia teammate Jio Jalalon had one of the most memorable 2018 of all PBA players, celebrating the birth of their first children and capping off the year with the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup titleADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lee, whose daughter Tokyo was born in October, also won his first Best Player of the Conference award.Jalalon and partner Kristina Apan also celebrated the birth of their baby girl Jiana Skyla just five days earlier before Tokyo was born. Manny Pacquiao throws shade at Floyd Mayweather with his New Year’s resolution No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
A Kitty, Georgetown businessman was on Monday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with the illegal possession of a firearm.Paul Chow, of Railway Line, Kitty, denied the allegation against him when Magistrate Judy Latchman read the charge.Paul ChowIt is alleged that on November 9, 2017, at Avocado Square, East Ruimveldt, Chow had a .32 pistol in his possession while not being a licensed firearm holder.A second charge read to him stated that on the same day at the same location, he had 13 live rounds of .32 ammunition in his possession while not being a licensed firearm holder.Attorney Glen Hanoman told the Court that his client was shot during a robbery.He further revealed to the Court that Chow was at the time standing outside his place of business when he was cornered by a lone gunman, who ordered him to hand over his jewellery.However, Chow refused to comply and attempted to retaliate by whipping out his own weapon, which reportedly fell to the ground.The gunman then shot Chow to his abdomen before making good his escape.Chow was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated.Police who reported to the crime scene picked up Chow’s pistol, which was found to be unlicensed. As such, the present charges were laid.Chow was remanded to prison to return on December 18, 2017.
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West Ham are flying to Wales for their Premier League match away to Swansea but manager David Moyes was worried about how the London club’s supporters would manage on icy roads.“The Met office are saying people should not travel on the roads, especially around Cardiff and the M4, so that is a concern at the moment,” Moyes said.“I’m guessing that’s no different for football clubs or supporters. If they are saying don’t travel I think the Premier League would have to consider that.”West Bromwich Albion will hope the train will allow them to take the strain when they travel south to Watford for a Premier Leaguer fixture.“We are still going to Watford on the train,” said Albion manager Alan Pardew. “It’s not an easy weekend for football. Hopefully we can get down there, give a good performance and warm our fans up.”It was fears over the well-being of spectators that led second-tier Ipswich to announce Friday that Saturday’s English Championship match against Hull at Portman Road had been postponed.“The pitch is protected and likely to be playable but the areas inside and outside the stadium are hazardous and more bad weather is forecast later today, with freezing temperatures to continue into the weekend,” said an Ipswich statement.Other Championship postponements include Barnsley’s match against Norwich and Brentford’s fixture with Cardiff and the game between Sheffield United and Burton.Some 17 fixtures across English football’s third and fourth tiers have also fallen victim to the weather.– ‘Risking life and limb’ –Scottish football giants Celtic have insisted the areas immediately outside their Parkhead ground in Glasgow are all in good condition ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final at home to Morton.But Morton chief executive Warren Hawke told his club’s website: “We will have supporters risking life and limb to travel to a football match while the Met Office is issuing warnings to avoid non-essential travel. Ultimately, it isn’t about the area around Celtic Park.“Supporter safety has to be key and I don’t think anyone can guarantee that at this moment in time and I fear for a lot of Morton supporters trying to get to this game tomorrow (Saturday).”In rugby union, the English Premiership match between Harlequins, based in the London suburb of Twickenham, and Bath scheduled to be played Friday has been put back until Sunday.“Following South Western Railway’s decision to close their service by 8pm (2000 GMT) and their advice not to travel, along with the worsening weather conditions in the Twickenham area the decision has been made to postpone,” said a Premiership spokesman.Three of Friday’s fixtures in the Super League rugby league tournament have been postponed and even an indoor sport such as darts is not completely immune from the weather’s icy grip.The UK Open tournament at Butlin’s Minehead Resort in southwest England going ahead, but being played behind closed doors.“Due to the unprecedented extreme weather conditions, we have regretfully decided to not allow guests to attend this weekend’s PDC Coral UK Open for safety reasons,” said a Butlin’s statement.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Snow fall during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale at Wembley Stadium in London, on February 28, 2018 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – A European-wide deep freeze that shows no sign of stopping anytime soon led Friday to the postponement of several British sports fixtures this weekend.And while no games in English football’s elite Premier League have yet been called off (pitches at most top-flight clubs have undersoil heating to guard against the chill) concerns have been expressed for the safety of travelling fans batting against dangerous conditions caused by a severe Siberian weather system — the so-called ‘Beast from the East’.
Here are the top football headlines in Monday’s newspapers, with the Premier League sack race dominating the back pages…Chelsea could sack manager Jose Mourinho whether or not they beat Porto to stay in the Champions League this week. The Blues’ hierarchy are set to take action after the team’s EIGHTH Premier League of the season at the weekend. (Daily Mirror)It is claimed owner Roman Abramovich may act if the Blues lose to Porto and then against surprise league leaders Leicester next weekend. (The Sun)Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal’s job is NOT under threat should they exit the Champions League on Tuesday, despite the miss-firing Red Devils playing out a sixth 0-0 draw of the season on Saturday. (Daily Express) However, United will start their search for Van Gaal’s successor at the end of the season if, as expected, the Dutchman confirms he will retire at the end of his contract in 18 months. (Daily Telegraph) Yet, the club will still sit down with the Dutch manager in the New Year to determine whether the 64-year-old wishes to depart in 2017 or sign a fresh contract. (The Guardian) Meanwhile, Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola could be prepared to take a 12-month break from football to make sure he lands the Manchester United job. (The Sun) Swansea have opened talks with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes about taking over from Garry Monk, who will be sacked after a run of seven defeats in 11 league games. (Daily Mirror) Alternatively, if Swansea decide to sack Monk, they could turn to former manager Brendan Rodgers, who has been out of work since his October departure from Liverpool. (Sun) The Reds Devils are planning a £50million swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the summer transfer window. (Daily Star)Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned off any potential interest for Hugo Lloris, insisting the goalkeeper is key to the future of the club. (Daily Express) ?Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has called for the Gunners to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, who he believes is “world-class material”. (Evening Standard)Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot, 20, has requested a loan move away from Paris Saint-Germain as he struggles to get game time at the Ligue 1 leaders. (L’Equipe) And here are the top talkSPORT.com headlines…Manchester United transfer news: Latest on Ibrahimovic, Cavani and Oxford rumoursRemi Garde reveals Jack Grealish will return to Aston Villa first-team training this weekSanti Cazorla undergoes knee surgery and could be facing four-month layoffJurgen Klopp accepts Newcastle fully ‘deserved’ victory over disappointing Liverpool side‘The responsibility for the bad moment is mine’ – Jose Mourinho concedes top four may now be beyond ChelseaJoe Hart refuses to blame Vincent Kompany’s absence for Manchester City’s shock defeat to StokeHugo Lloris demands Tottenham improvement after ‘tough’ West Brom drawChris Smalling admits Manchester United are ‘just as frustrated as the fans’ following dreary West Ham drawVideo: Franck Ribery scores but Bayern Munich’s unbeaten Bundesliga record left in tatters
EAST WHITTIER – No one was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting Tuesday evening in an area of unincorporated Whittier near La Mirada, Sheriff’s officials said. The shooting occurred about 11:55 p.m. at Leffingwell Road and La Mirada Blvd., said Deputy Bill Brauburger of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. “The deputy was not injured and the suspect was not shot but taken into custody,” he said. According to an eyewitness, the suspect had glass laceration wounds, but it was undetermined how and when he sustained the injuries. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Firefighters responded to a call at Hornell Street and La Mirada Blvd. at 12:02 a.m. with a victim taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. Sheriff’s officials would not say if the two incidents were related. “The Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting,” Brauburger said. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!