Europa League final is expected to see the Spanish side, Sevilla take on Inter Milan of Italy today with €4million at stake for the winners in Cologne, Germany. Winning the Europa League is also very lucrative in terms of prize money. By reaching the final of the competition, Sevilla and Inter have each guaranteed themselves £3.84million (€4.5m). The club that lifts the trophy will also earn an additional £3.41m (€4m). Europa League prize money 2019/20: Qualification for the round of 32 – £427,000 (€500,000) eachQualification for the round of 16 – £940,000 (€1.1m) eachQualification for the quarter-finals – £1.28m (€1.5m) eachQualification for the semi-finals – £2.05m (€2.4m) eachQualification for the final – £3.84m (€4.5m) eachEuropa League winners can expect to earn an additional £3.41m (€4m) Sevilla have won this competition five times, but beating Antonio Conte’s free-scoring team won’t be easy for the Spanish sideAdvertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowBig Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap OperaBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Loading… Sevilla and Inter Milan have never played each other in a UEFA competition. That will finally change later tonight when they face off in Cologne for this season’s Europa League final. After 196 matches and 543 goals, it all comes down to this final encounter at the Stadion Köln. Both teams enter the match in prime form: unbeaten in their last five. While Sevilla registered a 2-1 comeback win against Manchester United in their semi-final, Inter Milan cruised to a comfortable 5-0 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk. Interestingly, both sides also have nothing to lose – this final is pretty much like a free hit. Sevilla finished fourth in the 2019-20 La Liga season, while Inter Milan missed out on the Serie A title by an agonizing margin, finishing just a point behind champions Juventus. They are both assured of a slot in next season’s Champions League group stage anyway. This final, however, does offer the teams an excellent chance to finish the season with a flourish, and a trophy. The Europa League is often placed in a different bracket than the more prestigious UEFA Champions League. But over recent years, the former has made its mark and garnered a cult following by hosting some breathtaking football. A win here would be a massive boost for either of the two managers as well. Sevilla’s Julien Lopetegui has done an impressive job ever since he took over the side last June. While Sevilla had finished 6th in the 2018-19 season, Lopetegui himself was getting over a tumultuous phase in his managerial career. He was famously sacked as manager of the Spanish national team just days before the 2018 World Cup, after Real Madrid jumped the gun to announce him as their next manager. His stint at Madrid, however, was nothing short of disastrous. After a string of early bad results that ended with a 5-1 El Clasico defeat against FC Barcelona, he was sacked by the club in October 2018. The fact that he has managed to guide Sevilla back to the Champions League speaks volumes. For Inter Milan, meanwhile, it’s a first European final in almost a decade, when they had defeated Bayern Munich in the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League final. Antonio Conte has also redeemed his tarnished managerial credentials after being sacked by Chelsea, by finishing second in Serie A with a side that had finished 5th in the 2018-19 season. Inter have experienced Europa League glory three times in the past and Conte must be looking to add to that list. read also:Europa League: UEFA name Dutch ref for Sevilla vs Inter final Tactically speaking, you can expect Conte’s preferred 3-5-2 system against Lopetegui’s 4-3-3 formation that often changes to a 4-5-1 whenever Sevilla are not in possession. But if there’s one team that knows how to win a Europa League title, it’s the side from Seville. The Spanish outfit have reached the final an astonishing six times, including this one, and have been crowned champions on five occasions – they are the most successful side in the history of this competition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tokyo: The Indian women’s hockey team started its campaign in the Olympic test event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan in Tokyo on Saturday. India took an early lead through their penalty corner specialist, Gurjit Kaur, in the ninth minute, but the hosts equalised in the 16th minute as Aki Mitsuhashi scored a field goal. However, Gurjit stepped up again in the 35th minute to convert yet another penalty corner, which turned out to be the decisive goal in the match. The Indians started the match with an aggressive intent, and had a few opportunities in the opening 10 minutes. Both the teams, playing with 16 players as per the Olympic Games guidelines, made swift and timely substitutions throughout the match, and it was in the 16th minute that Japan’s substitution worked for them. The 29-year-old Mitsuhashi combined well with her teammates before drawing parity. With majority of the attacks coming from the Indian team, the Japanese sat back and looked to attack on the counter. The teams have played each other frequently in the past couple of years, which showed on the field as they understood each other’s tactics well, and it meant that the teams went into the half-time break level at 1-1. The third quarter saw India dominate the initial few minutes, and winning themselves another penalty corner in the 35th minute. A moment of magic from Gurjit saw India regain their one-goal advantage as the 23-year-old smashed the ball into the back of the net. The hosts tried to look for another equaliser in the remaining minutes, but could not convert their opportunities into goals. Gurjit Singh scored two goals for India women’s hockey team against Japan.Both the teams played with 16 players as per the Olympic Games guidelines.Aki Mitsuhashi scored for Japan. read more
Ball State looking for 3 opponents for football games Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Ball State athletic department officials are looking to fill three open dates on the school’s football schedule after losing its third non-conference game. July 17, 2020 No further information was given about the two people who tested positive. They have been removed from the Hungaroring vicinity and isolated.F1 reported no positive cases from more than 8,000 tests carried out over the previous two races held in Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Personnel attending the races are tested every five days with results made public every seven days.There are two scheduled races at the British GP on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.___ ___Sporting events in England could be opened up to spectators starting in October.No fans have been allowed at stadiums since sports resumed in the country in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “from October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia … in a COVID-secure way subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”___ The world triathlon championships will be staged this year but it’s unclear where and when.The worlds were originally scheduled to take place in August at the Edmonton world series grand final but they were canceled in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body of the sport now says a 2020 worlds can go ahead after recommendations from athletes and coaches and talks with national federations.World Triathlon also canceled three World Cups in Brazil and China.World Triathlon says it was forced to scrap two World Cups and three Asian Cups in China scheduled for September and October after the country’s government last week canceled all international sports for the rest of the year.___ Associated Press More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The soccer association did not say how many players or club staff members have become infected.The league had been scheduled to resume later in the day after a four-month suspension caused by the pandemic. San Lorenzo was to play General Diaz.Guarani was scheduled to play Guaireña on Saturday and 12 de Octubre was to play Sol de America.Club executives are expected to meet later in the day to discuss whether other matches will go forward.Paraguay has done comparatively well in combating the virus. Only 27 people in the country of almost 7 million residents have died with the virus of about 3,300 infected. The Cardinals were scheduled to play host to Maine in the Sept. 3 season-opener — before the Black Bears and the Colonial Athletic Association announced they had suspended the fall sports season.Ball State’s road trips to Indiana and Michigan were canceled last week when the Big Ten opted to conduct a league-only schedule, a move that reportedly will cost the Mid-American Conference school almost $1.7 million in guaranteed money.If replacement teams cannot be lined up, the Cardinals would now open the season by hosting Wyoming on Sept. 26. Ball State still has eight league games on the schedule, too.___ Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June. Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In addition to players, one staff member tested positive.The week included a five-day span with no new positive tests. Including the initial intake screening that started in late June, 93 of of 21,701 samples have resulted in new positives, a rate of 0.4%. The positives included 80 players and 13 staff members. ___Formula One says two people tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest batch of tests carried out before the Hungarian Grand Prix.F1 said 4,997 tests for COVID-19 were carried out from July 10-16 ahead of Sunday’s race outside of Budapest. The Atlantic 10 Conference is postponing its fall sports season, which includes soccer, cross country, field hockey and women’s volleyball. The conference announced it will try to play those sports in the spring semester, and has agreed to a “look-in” window during September to evaluate whether it is possible to conduct shortened, conference-only seasons in fall sports.___The restart of the Paraguayan soccer league has been called off after three teams came down with cases of the coronavirus.The Paraguayan soccer association says Guarani, 12 de Octubre and San Lorenzo cannot play and train until another medical examination is held. read more
–proceeds donated to club staff, workersTHE Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) hosted its first indoor tournament on Saturday following months off due to the covid-19 pandemic, with proceeds going towards assisting club members.Some 29 golfers took to the Greens in an effort to ensure those attached to the club and were heavily affected by the pandemic, were still able to provide for their families.As such, the local pros took the necessary precautions to ensure they abided by the social distancing guidelines, while still bringing out their A-Games.Entrance fee for the club tourney was GY$3000, which meant LGC staff including caddies, club-house workers, groundsmen and others, were able to receive some means of financial stability while waiting for normalcy to return.Coming in at first place was veteran golfer, Deanand ‘Deno’ Bissessar, who ended with a Gross 83 and 61 Net. Second, third and fourth places were also occupied by a few star players in ‘Pandit’ Ravi, Ian Gouvia 80/64, and Shanella London 84/70.The LGC, last month, donated a number of hampers to the Lusignan community as a means of providing Covid-19 relief to their caddies and their families as well as other residents in the neighbourhood.Meanwhile, local golfers will continue to slowly ease back into action with occasional in-house tournaments, as they further wait out the lockdown period. read more
The men’s golf team will be teeing off this weekend at the 36th annual Kepler Intercollegiate.This year, the Kepler will be played on the 7,159-yard course at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. It will be the second weekend in a row in which the Badgers will be playing in a tournament jam-packed with Big Ten talent.Last weekend, the Badgers played at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., where they finished in seventh place.”The weather was very poor,” UW head coach Jim Schuman said, referring to the Boilermaker tournament. “Scores were a little bit higher, but our guys played well. We would have loved to finish higher, there’s no question about it, but we did some really good things. It was a positive week for us.”The seventh-place finish, however, was not a great indicator of how well the Badgers performed last weekend. Wisconsin held sole possession of first place after the first 18 holes last Saturday with a team score of 300.Despite the early hot start, the Badgers fell to seventh place as the weather got worse on Sunday. They shot 312 and 299 to finish up the tournament.Schuman also called this past weekend at the Boilermaker Invitational a learning experience for his young and inexperienced Badgers, who are made up of one junior, one sophomore and three freshmen.”It was great learning how guys react in certain situations,” Schuman said. “Everybody plays a little differently when they’re in the lead, some guys really attack, some guys withdraw.”Sophomore Jeff Kaiser played solid all weekend at the Boilermaker. He led the team by shooting an even par in the first round and finished with a total score of 223, his lowest score for a three-round tournament in over a year.Like the Boilermaker Invitational, the Kepler Intercollegiate will feature several schools with which Wisconsin is familiar. Schools from the Big Ten that will be at the Kepler this weekend, joining Wisconsin and host team Ohio State, are Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, Penn State, and Northwestern.Indiana, Northwestern and Purdue all finished in front of the Badgers at last weekend’s Boilermaker, while Michigan finished five strokes behind the Badgers. The Badgers may need to worry the most about OSU, a program that they did not see play last weekend.The Kepler Intercollegiate is a tournament that the hosting Buckeyes have dominated in their history. Ohio State has won the Kepler 23 times in 36 years, capturing its last title in 2003. In fact, only six schools have ever won the Kepler Intercollegiate, Wisconsin not being one of those schools.Aside from the stiff Big Ten competition, the Badgers will need to quickly adjust to the Muirfield Course that they have yet to play on. The Badgers have never played on the Muirfield Course before, as the Kepler is usually held at the Scarlet Course of Ohio State, which is about 300 yards longer than the Muirfield.The Scarlet cannot be played on this year because it is going through renovations, and Schuman showed more excitement than worry about playing on a new course.”The different golf course will be exciting for our guys,” Schuman said. “It’ll be new to everybody.”Schuman also said that extra preparation would be necessary if the Badgers want to succeed on an unknown course.”We’re going to take some extra time during the practice round on Friday to figure out what’s best for each player,” the coach said. “[The players] have different strengths, and how we can apply those [strengths] to the golf course is going to be really important this week.”The Badgers will also be without freshman Tyler Obermueller this weekend at the Kepler. Obermueller can’t make the tournament because he will be going home this weekend. Nick Engen, another UW freshman, will be filling in for him.Obermueller finished fourth on the team at the Boilermaker Invitational last weekend and his consistent play could be missed.Wisconsin is searching for a high finish. Depending on how well they play this weekend against some of the best teams in the conference, the young Badgers could gain some needed confidence going into the Big Ten tournament on April 29-30. read more
Published on November 2, 2014 at 12:10 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @ChrisLibonati Phil Scrubb emerged from the Carleton University locker room in street clothes on Sept. 27, 2010 while Thomas Scrubb, his brother, shot before practice. Phil Scrubb told his brother that their father wanted to Skype. They both knew the news their father was about to deliver.Their mother Diane died from breast cancer a month into their first year at Carleton. She had fought breast cancer while her sons were in elementary school until it went into remission. It came back while they were in high school.“(Phil and Thomas) are classy guys through and through. They never really let (their mother’s illness) look like it affected them. They were always positive,” said Jon Tagulao, who coached the Scrubbs at Vancouver College.Phil Scrubb still won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s Rookie of the Year award later that year. Now, Scrubb faces another challenge. He wants to break a barrier and become the first basketball player from the CIS — the governing body of university sport in Canada — to make the NBA.The fifth-year senior has won the CIS’ Outstanding Player three years in a row, the Rookie of the Year award and four CIS championships at Carleton. A Nov. 1 exhibition at Syracuse will be Scrubb’s last chance to make an impression against a Division I basketball team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think if I’m good enough to play at that high level, then people are going to notice that,” Scrubb said, referring to his NBA potential.Still, exposure has been a problem for Scrubb. D-I teams passed on the British Columbia native because unlike other Canadian recruits, he never played AAU basketball.New Mexico State and the University of Portland showed interest in Scrubb and UCLA watched him play, but none offered him a scholarship.His performance in a Las Vegas tournament during his senior year sparked some interest, but the U.S. exposure came too late and he went to Carleton.“I don’t know if (playing in the NBA) was his laser-vision mission when he came out of high school. He wanted to play, he wanted to play at a high level,” said his father, Lloyd Scrubb. “Because that wasn’t his focus, we didn’t say if (getting a D-I offer) didn’t happen then it’s the end of the world and there’s his basketball dream, done.”Coming out of high school, Scrubb’s jump shot came from his chest and a little left of his head, Lloyd Scrubb said, and there were some in the United States who doubted his ability to get shots off. At Carleton, Lloyd Scrubb has noticed his son moved his elbows under the ball for a cleaner, higher release.The result was a 3-point shooting percentage of 47 percent last season, which would’ve ranked fifth among all D-I players — and the 3-point radius in the CIS is 22.1 feet, more than a foot longer than the NCAA’s standard.Tagulao knew Scrubb was special in high school. In 10th grade, Scrubb guarded senior players man-to-man and took crucial shots. Tagulao recalled Scrubb guarding one of the most athletic players in the province and locking him down.In the same tournament, Scrubb faced South Kamloops, the high school of Kelly Olynyk, who is now a Boston Celtic. South Kamloops’ zone with players upwards of 6 feet, 6 inches couldn’t contain the shorter than 6-foot-3 Scrubb, who carved up the zone in the paint and dominated the game.“Sometimes he isn’t the most emotional person, it seems like he’s coasting, but there are times when he gets angry, he gets fired up and takes his game to another level,” Thomas Scrubb said.Scrubb’s big-play ability and competitiveness followed him to Carleton, where he has scored at least 30 points against three Division I teams he’s faced — California-Santa Barbara, Memphis and Wisconsin.He has a knack for scoring that dates back years ago, when Lloyd Scrubb would set up a Fisher Price basketball hoop and stand in the way as his sons Phil and Thomas took shots.The father resembled Dikembe Mutombo, swatting each shot. Each block increased his sons’ agitation. They would run to their mother, Diane. And when they would, their father would just say “clean block.”Eventually, Lloyd Scrubb would let the ball pass him and count a basket for one of the boys.This weekend, Scrubb can make a lasting impression against Syracuse — and not just for himself.A good showing against Syracuse could help his NBA draft hopes. Making an NBA roster could provide a route for Canadian players that don’t get D-I offers and play in the CIS. Canadians Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis and Anthony Bennett made a name for themselves by heading to the U.S. before reaching the NBA.Said Tagulao, “I think it would be huge. I think it would be a huge impact, opening up the eyes of people to how good players are up in Canada and the CIS system.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
One of Hull or Newcastle will go down this afternoon Hull need to beat Manchester United this afternoon to have any chance of survival.Should they do that, Newcastle will have to win against West Ham to avoid dropping out of the top flight. Champions Chelsea will collect their trophy at home to Sunderland.Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton are fighting for two guaranteed Europa League spots – and go to Stoke, Everton and Manchester City respectively.Arsenal are likely to finish third and they take on West Brom at the Emirates. Relegated QPR are away to Leicester and Aston Villa host Burnley who drop down to the championship today.Elsewhere, Crystal Palace meet Swansea.
Team captain Michael Conlan and light-heavyweight Joe Ward will both be hoping to become the first Irishmen to be crowned world amateur champion.Conlan fights an Uzbeki opponent in the bantamweight decider, while Ward goes up against Cuba’s Julio La Cruz, who defeated him in the semi-finals of the 2013 world championships.Middleweight Michael O’Reilly is also in action today in Doha – the Portlaoise man competes for a place at next year’s Olympics when he fights Egypt’s Hossam Abdin in a box-off.
Share StumbleUpon Submit Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Share Related Articles bet365 has launched its Mexican market domain – bet365.mx – in partnership with ‘Ganador Azteca’, the gambling subsidiary of Mexican national broadcaster TV Azteca.The UK’s leading online bookmaker undertakes its Mexican market launch having secured a ‘partnership licence’ granted by Mexican Ministry of the Interior department ‘Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos -DGJS’.The announcement sees bet365 partner with Mexico’s ‘second largest multimedia group’ TV Azteca, who in 2018 established its Ganador Azteca division seeking to develop Mexican gambling/entertainment verticals.Last September, DGJS granted Ganador Azteca the right to establish a casino property in the Yanga province in the state of Veracruz, a license that would be expanded to allow for online gambling provisions.The Mexican launch sees bet365 continue to expand its LATAM and South American market profiles.This June, it was revealed that bet365 was amongst the ten international operators competing to secure one-of-seven Buenos Aires online gambling licences, partnering with local bingo operator Pasteko SA.bet365 undertakes its Mexican debut as ministers of the governing PT Labour and MORENA coalition government propose mandates seeking to revamp Mexican gambling’s regulatory framework which has governed the industry since 1945.A revamp of gambling laws will likely see the federal government clash with Mexican regional executives, who at present hold ‘provincial autonomy’ on regulating gambling services and tax collections.In previous statements, MORENA party officials have outlined that the coalition party will seek to transfer the regulatory agenda of gambling back to the federal government. read more
Spurs could have forward Harry Kane, midfielder Moussa Sissoko and winger Steven Bergwijn available if and when football is able to safely resume.“They are recovered from their injuries, so Harry Kane is not injured, Moussa Sissoko is not injured, Steven Bergwijn is not injured, but it is one thing not to be injured, it’s another thing to be ready to play football,” Mourinho added.“For them it is many, many, many weeks of injury and when the injuries were almost at an end, we stopped training (because of the coronavirus pandemic).“I don’t know, they don’t know, we have to wait for the official and right permission for the players to train again in groups to see if they can come back to a normal competition level.“So if we play this season, the remaining nine matches, it would be good for everyone of us, it would be good for football, it would be good for the Premier League if players of that quality can play the remaining matches. Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has said that he hopes the 2019/20 Premier League season can be completed despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Spurs were on a desperately poor run of form when the season was halted, losing their place in the Champions League and FA Cup and dropping down to eighth in the Premier League table.They currently sit outside of the European places, behind Sheffield United and Wolves and seven points below fourth-place Chelsea.However, Mourinho says he hopes for the season to be finished.“I miss football, but I prefer to say I miss our world, like I think we all do,” he told Sky Sports.“Football is just part of my world. But we have to be patient, this is a fight that we all have to fight. “If we play football behind closed doors I’d like to think that football is never behind closed doors.“With cameras, it means that millions and millions are watching. So if one day we walk into this empty stadium, it will not be empty, not at all. Source: Independent read more