Football News Real Madrid Vs Barcelona El Clasico Clash Postponed After Protests In Catalonia

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Madrid: The Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed due to protests in Catalonia, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said. The clubs have until 10:00am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date, which will be decided by the RFEF if the clubs cannot reach an agreement. The original fixture was due to take place at Barca’s Camp Nou on October 26. “FC Barcelona and Real Madrid must agree on the new date of the meeting before October 21,” an RFEF statement read. “In case of not reaching an agreement, the Competition Committee will be responsible for determining the date of the meeting.” The Spanish football league (LFP) on Wednesday said it had asked the RFEF to move the fixture from Barcelona to Madrid after three days of large-scale demonstrations which have turned increasingly violent.Ahead of their trip to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday, Barca held their press conference a day early to allow them to begin a 589-kilometre journey to Ipurua by bus on Friday and avoid the chaos at El Prat airport. The fixture will be the club’s first at home since nine Catalan independence leaders were jailed on Monday, a decision that has sparked an array of violent protests in the city. La Liga have proposed relocating the match to the Santiago Bernabeu or it could be postponed, with December 18 a possible date, given it falls in a week when other sides will be involved in the Copa del Rey. Yet Barcelona and Madrid want the fixture unchanged next Saturday, at the end of a week when both clubs, as well as Atletico Madrid, are involved in the third round of the Champions League group stage.”There would be a few away games in a row and not only for that reason but to respect the fixture list,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde on Thursday. “We trust our people and we want to play in our stadium.” Barcelona, Madrid and Atletico are all scrapping for qualification in Europe, after Barca and Atleti took four points from their opening two games while Madrid sit bottom of Group A, desperately needing victory away at Galatasaray on Tuesday to bring them back into contention.The international break has not been kind to coach Zinedine Zidane, who would have seen two of his key players injured if he was watching Croatia play Wales on Sunday. Luka Modric’s thigh problem is likely to keep him out of Saturday’s visit to Mallorca and his availability either for Galatasaray or Barcelona is by no means guaranteed. Gareth Bale’s limping was put down to cramp by Wales coach Ryan Giggs but he was yet to return to training even on Thursday.If Madrid overcome Mallorca, who ended a seven-game winless run by beating Espanyol two weeks ago, they will stay top of the table and at least preserve their two-point lead over Barcelona ahead of the scheduled showdown next weekend. But Barca will be chasing a fifth consecutive victory against Eibar that would push further into the distance their own stumbling start to the season. Their upturn has coincided with Lionel Messi’s comeback, the fit-again Argentinian scoring his first of the campaign in a 4-0 win over Sevilla last time out.Messi’s availability also increases the pressure for places up front although Antoine Griezmann’s omission against Sevilla is likely to prove a one-off for now, given Ousmane Dembele, having just returned from injury, is suspended. Dembele is likely to come in for the visit to Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday, with Barcelona tied with Borussia Dortmund in their group. Atletico play Bayer Leverkusen at home and while Diego Simeone’s side may not have a Clasico looming, they could also be on the move after La Liga asked the Spanish Football Federaion (RFEF) to allow their game against Villarreal on December 6 to played in Miami.Also Read | Lionel Messi Scores For First Time In La Liga Season, Barcelona Thrash SevillaLa Liga unsuccessfully attempted to stage Barcelona’s game against Girona in Miami last season. Atletico face three tough home games next, starting on Saturday against Valencia before entertaining Athletic Bilbao next weekend, with Leverkusen in between.last_img read more

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Guyana set to host CPL playoffs again

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have struck a deal with the Guyana government which will see the return of the playoffs here for a second straight year.The playoffs comprise two games – the eliminator between the third-placed and fourth-placed teams, and qualifier one involving the top-of-the-table side after the preliminaries against the second-placed side.Both matches are scheduled for October 6 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.“We are blessed to get to bring games to Guyana where the fans are out of this world,” said CPL’s chief operating officer, Pete Russell.“The playoff matches were a huge success last year, and with the games being a double-header there will be even better value for supporters as they will get to see two games between the best four teams on one day.“We know the support we will get from Guyanese fans at both the group games and the playoffs will be second to none.” The two games will bring to seven the number of CPL matches staged here during the 2019 campaign after Guyana Amazon Warriors played three of their home games here at the start of the tournament.They have two remaining games here on October 3 and 4 against Jamaica Tallawahs and two-time reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders.“We are very pleased to have the Caribbean Premier League return to Guyana in 2019. The tournament has made a huge impact, showcasing our beautiful country to viewers around the world as well as creating jobs locally,” said Joseph Harmon, Director General in the Office of the Presidency.“We are delighted that the proud and passionate Guyanese cricket fans can look forward to this world-class spectacle this season. With seven matches, including the two crucial playoff games, Guyana will be at the heart of the tournament in 2019.”The winner of qualifier one will book a direct spot in the final set for October 12 in Trinidad while the winner of the eliminator will face the loser of qualifier one on October 10 in Trinidad, for a place in the final.last_img read more

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I will be dangerous next season: Fiamenyo

first_imgHearts of Oak striker Gilbert Fiamenyo believes he will explode come next season after his brace helped sink Berekum Chelsea in a 3-0 drubbing in the Glo Premier League match over the weekend.The former Kpando Hearts of Lions striker had endured an injury plagued period after signing for Hearts of Oak and had been criticized by a cross section of the Phobian fans for being a liability.Despite scoring 4 goals in two games, he is yet to hit his crescendo, adding that he has proven his critics wrong especially those who believed the club made a wrong decision in signing him.“After performing very well for Lions I thought things would have been alright but unfortunately when Hearts registered me I was suddenly hit by a long reoccurring injury but by his grace am back whiles just 40% fit.”he told JOY Sports.Accra Hearts Oak are placed 7th on the league radar with 39 points with just four matches to end the season but Fiamenyo remains confident of his side winning both the FA Cup and the league.last_img read more

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Players Championship 2019: Tee times for Tiger Woods, field in Round 4, TV schedule, live stream

first_imgTimeHoleGroup1:05 p.m. ET1Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley1:15 p.m. ET1Ollie Schniederjans, Abraham Ancer1:25 p.m. ET1Rory McIlroy, Jason Day1:35 p.m. ET1Tommy Fleetwood, Jon RahmThe Players Championship purse, winningsPart of the reason why the Players is often considered to be the fifth major is because of its large purse. This year the purse is $12.5 million, which is “the biggest prize professional golf has ever seen for a single tournament.” The winner is expected to pocket a cool $2.25 million.The Players Championship oddsThe usual suspects have the best odds of taking home the win over the weekend, but don’t discount the value of Woods at +2200 and some of golf’s newer faces below him. You can find the complete list of betting odds via Odds Shark.GolferOddsDustin Johnson+1200Rory McIlroy+1200Justin Thomas+1600Justin Rose+2000RIckie Fowler+2000Brooks Koepka+2200Francesco Molinari+2200Tiger Woods+2200Bryson DeChambeau+2500Jon Rahm+2500Xander Schauffele+2500The Players Championship past winnersWhile no golfer has ever repeated as Players champion, there has been an especially strong variety in recent winners. Prior to Woods, the last golfer to win multiple Players was Davis Love III in 2003. Greg Norman’s 24-under par in 1994 is the Sawgrass record, while Steve Elkington’s seven-stroke win in 1997 is the largest margin of victory. YearWinnerScore2019TBD….2018Webb Simpson-182017Si Woo Kim-102016Jason Day-152015Rickie Fowler-122014Martin Kaymer-132013Tiger Woods-132012Matt Kuchar-132011K.J. Choi-132010Tim Clark-162009Henrik Stenson-12 Woods will now aim to shake off injury concerns and improve on that performance at The Players at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.MORE: ​Watch The Players Championship live and on-demand with fuboTVOf course, Sawgrass, one of the most storied courses in golf, features the famous 17th hole, a par 3 surrounded almost exclusively by water.Often refered to as golf’s “fifth major,” The Players will be a pivotal tournament for Woods to show his health won’t be an issue as the Masters quickly approaches. Woods has won twice at Sawgrass, in 2001 and 2013. Woods finished tied for 11th place last year at The Players, his first entry into the tournament since 2015 due to injury.As Woods searches for a victory, it’s fitting that he will be paired up 2018 Players champion Webb Simpson for the first two rounds. Simpson will attempt to be the first golfer to ever repeat as Players champion. The polarizing Patrick Reed will round out the trio on Thursday and Friday. This will be the first time since 2007 that The Players will take place in March as part of the PGA Tour’s schedule changes for 2019.Here is everything to know about The Players Championshipin 2019, including how to watch live on TV and stream online, as well as updated tee times, odds, purse and past winners.You can also follow our full live leaderboard for hole-by-hold scoring updates from the tournament.MORE: Picks, sleepers, betting advice for 2019 Players ChampionshipThe Players Championship 2019 TV schedule, live streamThe first two rounds of The Players will be televised exclusively on the Golf Channel. Coverage shifts to NBC for Rounds 3-4 on Saturday and Sunday. You can find a live stream of the tournament via NBC Sports Live or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.DateTimeTV channelThursday, March 141-7 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVFriday, March 151-7 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, March 162-7 p.m. ETNBC/fuboTVSunday, March 171-6 p.m. ETNBC/fuboTVLIVE: The Players Championship leaderboardTiger Woods’ tee timesWoods’ Sunday tee time will be at 9:45 a.m. ET. He will be paired with Matthew Fitzpatrick, who is also at 3 under for the tournament and has carded a 70-71-72 in the first three rounds.  RoundTimeHolePartners11:27 p.m. ET1Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed28:32 a.m. ET10Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed311 a.m. ET1Kevin Na49:45 a.m. ET1Matthew FitzpatrickWho else is in The Players Championship field?A handful of previous Players champions, including Si Woo Kim, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler, will all be looking to add another trophy to their mantle as part of the field. All 50 of the top golfers in the world will take part in the tournament, including Arnold Palmer winner Francesco Molinari and WGC-Mexico champ Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world. The loaded field will also include the likes of Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose, who are all looking for their first players victory.Round 4 tee times for The Players ChampionshipHere are the tee times for Sunday’s four groups at the front of the pack. All four duos are scheduled to begin on the first hole within 30 minutes of each other in the afternoon. Jon Rahm is currently in the lead by one stroke. You can find a full list of Round 4 tee times here. Tiger Woods is set to resume his 2019 tournament schedule at The Players Championship following a week off due to injury.It wasn’t much of a break for the 14-time major champion, who elected to forgo last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational to recover from a neck strain, a blip on what had been a strong start to the season following a top 10 finish in the WGC-Mexico Championship.last_img read more

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