Sport Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the Champions League must undergo changes to ensure elite teams face each other more often and remains committed to the idea of playing Liga matches abroad. 06 May 2019 05:50AM Bookmark BARCELONA: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the Champions League must undergo changes to ensure elite teams face each other more often and remains committed to the idea of playing Liga matches abroad.European soccer's governing body UEFA met with representatives from its member clubs in March to begin discussions over the future of the Champions League and other continental competitions from 2024 onwards.European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli has invited his organisation's 232 member clubs to an assembly in June to discuss the future of UEFA competition.Barcelona beat Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-finals and are on course to reach the showpiece match in Madrid on June 1 after beating … [Read more...] about Barca chief wants Champions League changes, Liga games abroad
By Bruce Arthur Sports Columnist Thu., May 2, 2019 PHILADELPHIA—The Toronto Raptors should have won Game 2 of this series, and didn’t. It wasn’t the end of the world; it was one game against a good team in the Philadelphia 76ers, but Toronto was still in good shape. Those things only come back to haunt them if you let them. Well, it’s on the table. In Game 3, the 76ers played well for the first time in the series, and Joel Embiid was larger than life for the first time in the series, and you could see how this thing could unravel. Philadelphia is bigger, and in this game Philadelphia was better. The Sixers led all night, won 116-95, and now lead this series two games to one. “I trust our guys,” said Sixers coach Brett Brown before the game. “They’re not sort of caught up in the moment. I think that it’s a launching pad.” It was, and now Raptors coach Nick Nurse needs a solution. Toronto wasted an awful … [Read more...] about Raptors watch Sixers take charge for the first time in Game 3
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 Before I get to Mike Babcock’s grade for the 2018-19 season, I guess I should point out we’re all on #BabcockWatch now. (Tomorrow: The Forwards) When asked about the Babcock’s job security with the Maple Leafs, GM Kyle Dubas punted the answer downfield. He basically said everything is under review, and he’ll let us know when he knows. Not exactly words of endorsement, though how often has a coach been fired mere days after the GM promised him the exact opposite? So Dubas will let us know when he knows and he hasn’t said anything yet, so the #BabcockWatch will carry on. Article Continued Below It’s really too close to call right now, whether Babcock will be back for Season 5. It’s a bit like Game of Thrones, where some of your favourite characters don’t make it to the end. Jake Gardiner’s not making it. A bit like Theon Greyjoy there. We all thought … [Read more...] about Babcock watch: Grading a coach whose job is on the line
Sevilla FC said it best in a tweet. If English Premier League teams don't want fourth place, the tweet read, then just give the Champions League slot to the Spanish side instead. The La Liga club have a point. The English also-rans are treating the top four with all the reverence of a visit to a proctologist, coming up with endless excuses for not turning up. They're exhausted. They don't travel well. There are too many work commitments in Europe. They're struggling with an indecisive boss. They've got a Spanish colleague who smears butter on his fingers. From David de Gea to Sarriball, from Arsenal's away record to Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League distractions, the excuses are at least consistent in their creativity. Not much else is. All four scarcely deserve elite European football next season. In the last three games, both Manchester City and Liverpool have taken maximum points. Across the same three games, Tottenham have picked up three points, Chelsea just two, Manchester … [Read more...] about Neil Humphreys: Does nobody want top-four spot?
Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv MANILA -- Actress Jodi Sta. Maria, who is currently taking up Psychology, hopes to put up a clinic to help people suffering from mental problems. Appearing on "Magandang Buhay" on Monday. Sta, Maria said this has been her motivation in school. "I'm coming from a place wherein parang I want to be able to use kung anuman ang mga natutunan kong skills and knowledge sa school na magamit ko siya later on in life," Sta. Maria said. "Prayer ko na makapag-put up ako ng small clinic, alam mo yon? Para makatulong sa mga tao na nagsa-suffer from depression, anxiety. Magamit ko 'yung mga natutunan ko sa school para makatulong sa mga tao," she added. After graduating from college, Sta. Maria plans to pursue a Master's degree. "Alam mo 'yung kahit pagod na pagod ka sa ginagawa mo pero In a previous interview, Sta. Maria shared that she want to be a Sta. Maria is on her last semester in college at Southville International School and Colleges. Sta. Maria's latest series … [Read more...] about News Jodi wants to put up clinic for people with mental problems