Players face spitting ban ahead resumption of EPL

first_img “It is unhygienic and a good way to spread the virus. This is one of the reasons why we have to be very careful before we start again. “I am not pessimistic but I am rather sceptical at the moment.” University of Cambridge virologist Dr Ian Brierley has also given his thoughts on the spread of the virus, and why spitting is a particular risk. He said: “If the person is infected but asymptomatic, or infected and symptomatic, the virus is present in the throat, and can be ejected into the environment by spitting. “Players may have to develop new celebrations so that they are not in close contact with each other. “Pre-match handshakes, huddles at the start of a game and shirt swapping at the end of the match would also send out a poor message.” The latest statement from the Premier League stated that games will not return until it is completely safe to do so, although experts think that could be much later on in the year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 League bosses remain adamant that football will return despite Eredivisie and Ligue 1 ending their seasons prematurely, with Arsenal the first club to return to training this week. New health and safety regulations could involve marking from corners and spitting, with the latter questioned by D’Hooghe in a recent interview. D’Hooge told The Telegraph : “This is a common practice in football and it is not very hygienic. “So when we start football again I think we should have to avoid that at maximum. The question is whether that will be possible. Perhaps they can give a yellow card.Advertisement Premier League footballers could risk a sanction should they spit during matches when fixtures return. In a new suggestion from FIFA’s Medical Committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe, measures might have to be taken both on and off the pitch in order to keep those involved as safe as possible. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Loading… last_img read more

Real Madrid reject Chelsea star free transfer switch

first_img Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today Real Madrid have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Chelsea forward Willian on a free transfer this summer. The Brazilian international looks certain to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, after rejecting the club’s offer of a two year extension to his expiring deal. The ex Juventus man is rumoured to be requesting an additional year in order to sign, but the Blues are not willing to change their contract policy for players over 30. Barcelona have been also linked with a move for the 31-year old, and their path has been cleared by Real Madrid’s apparent withdrawal from the race to sign him.Advertisement Read Also: Giroud admits coronavirus kept him at Chelsea Reports from the Daily Mirror claim Zinedine Zidane is a big fan of the player, but he is not in the market for a winger ahead of the 2020-21 season. Premier League duo Arsenal and Totttenham are also tracking him, but both clubs could struggle to finance an offer if they fail to secure European qualification. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Ogogo snubs McMahon’s WWE offer to prepare for AEW wrestling debut

first_img “I have a funny relationship with boxing, it has given me some unbelievable years, some of the best moments of my life. But also it’s given me the worst years of my life and the most sorrow I’ve ever felt.” But after that heartbreak, Ogogo is back smashing the gym in order to get in the best shape possible to compete with the likes of Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley in AEW after snubbing WWE. He said: “I had a choice of WWE and AEW and I chose AEW. “I loved the company and loved Cody’s (Rhodes) vision. read also:2020 Olympics: Coaches Association advocate more international exposure “But I want to be part of something really special. The choice was simple. “I’ve got things I want to achieve in my life that I wasn’t able to achieve in boxing. But I still want to achieve those things. “Now I can look to achieve them in a slightly different arena in the world of professional wrestling.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art Loading… center_img Former British boxing star, Anthony Ogogo, snubbed Vince McMahon’s WWE to sign with All Elite Wrestling instead. The 31-year-old won bronze at London 2012 and seemed destined for world title glory until his boxing career was ended by one punch. Ogogo, having won all 11 professional fights, was well on his way to the top until he came up against fellow Brit Craig Cunningham in Birmingham four years ago. Cunningham — with one blow — shattered his eye socket which resulted in him suffering severe double vision. Though he did not realise it as he walked back to his dressing room, Ogogo’s career was over at 26 — and his hell about to begin. Over the next two years the fighter had no less than NINE eye operations in an attempt to restore his sight to the British Boxing Board of Control’s high safety standards. After failing to get his eye back right, the powerhouse is now about to embark on an in-ring comeback with his second love – wrestling. Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said: “I’d had to sell my car and remortgage the house to pay for surgeries. “I stopped because there was nothing else that could be done to get me back in the ring.last_img read more

Man Utd seal signing of Real Madrid left-back on four-year deal

first_img However, he will initially go into United’s youth team upon his eventual arrival. Roy Hodgson has revealed that Crystal Palace made a cheeky attempt to sign “fantastic” Mason Greenwood last summer. Hodgson was keen on trying to snap up Greenwood on a season-long loan. But he says that Manchester United did not entertain it for a moment. Palace boss Hodgson has used the loan market well in recent times, having previously snapped up Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek. read also:Former Nigeria coach reveals Ighalo’s ‘real’ position at Man Utd He has likened Greenwood to Marcus Rashford, after giving the United forward his big chance when he was England manager. Hodgson said: “Mason is a fantastic player. We’ve known about him for a while and in actual fact I think we might even have enquired about him at the start of the season, if there was any chance of him coming out on loan.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United have reportedly signed Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Fernandez Carreras on a free transfer. AS, via Sport Witness, report that the 17-year-old has ‘reached an agreement’ with United and will sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford. The left-back, who was part Real’s youth academy, saw his contract come to an end on June 30. He was unable to agree a new deal with the Spanish club. Madrid did make every effort to try and sign the youngster to a new, improved deal. However, he elected to turn that down in favour of a move elsewhere. The report adds that United then made their move and ‘pressed’ for his signature, offering a long-term contract. Carreras is excited by a potential new ‘adventure’ and is confident he can ‘convince’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he is ready to step up to the first team. AS goes on to state that the defender has been offered the opportunity to train with the senior team if they have issues at left-back.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Real Madrid star Marcelo applauds Bayern Munich defender

first_img Loading… He was a constant thorn in Barcelona’s side in Lisbon, including a sensational run and assist for Bayern’s fifth goal, scored by German international Joshua Kimmich.Marcelo posted on Instagram during the game that Davies ‘brought joy to his eyes when he saw him play’.Read Also: BREAKING: Man City crash out of UCL as Dembele strikesThe result moves Bayern Munich into their first Champions League semi-final since 2018, where they lost to the eventual winners of Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.Flick’s side will now face Ligue 1 club Lyon in the last four at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 19, after Rudi Garcia’s side knocked out Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with a 3-1 win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid defender Marcelo has applauded Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies after his outstanding display in the Bavarians 8-2 Champions League quarter final win over Barcelona on Friday night. The Canadian international has played a key role for Hans-Dieter Flick’s side during their domestic double winning campaign in 2019-20.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Atomic track champion will be first crowned in Ohio by IMCA RaceSaver

first_imgMike Downs was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car opening night winner April 9 at Atomic Speedway. (Photo by Stephen Wright, Stephen’s Racing Photos)CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – IMCA will crown its first-ever RaceSaver Sprint Car track champion as well as a series champion in Ohio this season.Atomic Speedway hosted the first of nine events on April 9; points races there April 22, May 20, June 24, July 22 and Aug. 5, 25 and 26, and Sept. 23 also figure toward determining that first champion.The June 24 event is during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and will be broadcast on the internet. The Aug. 26 Open Wheel Championship feature pays $600 to win.Eight Ohio Thunder Sprint Series dates are now on the schedule – at least one more will be added, at a location to be announced – at Atomic, Moler Raceway Park, Southern Ohio Speedway and Hilltop Speedway.Series dates at Moler are April 28 and Aug. 4. Atomic is site of the April 29 show while Hilltop welcomes the series on July 15.Southern is the destination for May 19, June 30, July 21 and Sept. 22 events.The one TBA date now is June 9.“What’s great about this schedule is that it gives our drivers the chance to race for track and series championships, as well as state and national points,” said Series Director Andy Hill. “We were getting five drivers when we started this series and had 13 for opening night, even though it was rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday.”“We could have around 18 weekly cars,” he continued. “We’re getting a lot of interest from guys looking to move up from mini sprints and already have five of them racing with us.”IMCA RaceSaver Sprint features in Ohio pay $200-$500 to win, depending on car count, and a minimum of $100 to start.Two-time defending series and state champion Mike Downs was the winner of the season opener at Atomic, which is promoted by Brad McCown.Atomic has been the home track of the Ohio Thunder Sprint Series during its IMCA RaceSaver tenure.last_img read more

Kansas Thunder Series wraps up at Stockton

first_imgBy Mike HughesSTOCKTON, Kan. (Aug. 17) – The Kansas Thunder Series closed out the 2017 season at Rooks County Speedway in Stockton on Thursday evening during the Rooks County Free Fair. Point champions in two of the four divisions were up for grabs.Four drivers were still in the running for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock crown as 19 cars took the green flag. Zach Olmstead took the lead on the opening lap before Brady Bencken took over a lead he would not relinquish. Three cautions kept the field close but Bencken was up to the occasion to score the win.Garrett Hager charged from his 11th starting spot to take second, followed by Olmstead. Cody Williams finished fourth, good enough to claim the series championship. Fifth was Jeromy Wagner.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod crown was also on the line as the green flag fell.  Tanner Portenier took the lead on the opening lap and was also first to the checkers in the 12-lap feature.Tracy Holloway finished in the runner-up spot, which was good enough to claim the points title.  Tyler Watts, Adam Weber and Pat Bedore rounded out the top five.The closest race of the night was in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division where Casey Woken had the point title wrapped up at the drop of the green. Jason Rogers took advantage of his pole starting spot to charge to the lead in the 15-lap feature.A couple cautions gave the field a chance but Rogers held on for the win as the top seven cars were nose-to-tail most of the race, with some swapping positions back in the pack.  Kyle Pfeifer held on for second, followed by Woken, Chad Sterling and Shaylon Holloway.Tyler Frye also took advantage of his pole starting spot to jump to the lead in the IMCA Modified main event and never looked back as he dominated the 15-lap feature.The battle was for second as Randy Wilson held off Marty Clark and Steven Bowers for the runner-up spot. Tyler Sutton rounded out the top five. David Murray Jr., who was a DNF, had a big enough point lead to claim the series championship.last_img read more

Ackerman dominates for fourth IMCA Late Model win at Independence

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Aug. 16) – IMCA Late Model driver Darren Ackerman has been known to excel on a dry slick race track. He proved it once again Saturday night at Independence Motor Speedway.After taking the lead on the ninth circuit, Ackerman pulled away from the pack to win by half of a lap in the caution-free 25-lap feature.Polesitter Rory Metcalf took the lead at the drop of the green and paced the field while Ackerman worked from a fifth row starting spot. Ackerman made his way into the top five on lap four and then worked the low side into second on lap seven. He raced past Metcalf two laps later on his way to victory ahead of Jon Passick.With the win, Ackerman took over the points lead heading into next Saturday’s Budweiser Season Championships. Although he is tied in the points with Curt Martin, Ackerman owns the tiebreaker with four feature wins. What was a two-car battle throughout much of the 15-lapper turned into a thrilling four-wide finish at the line in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Brian Hilbert held the early advantage before a flat tire sidelined the leader, leaving Lucas Lundry and Kip Siems on the front row for a lap nine restart.Lundry assumed command when racing resumed with Siems in tow. Meanwhile, Jared VanDeest and Jenae Gustin reeled in the leaders.Siems inched ahead as the white flag waved with VanDeest and Gustin closing in. While Siems worked to hold off Lundry, both VanDeest and Gustin swept to the inside and made it four-wide across the line. Siems held on for the exciting win, his first of the season. Lundry ran second. Jarod Weepie worked past Cole Mather for the lead following a lap six restart in the 18-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Weepie survived a trio of additional mid-race stoppages while Scott Pippert worked his way into the runner-up spot.Pippert chased Weepie for a handful of laps during the final green flag run before sneaking past the leader with two laps to go. Weepie fought back on the inside off turn four on the final circuit, however Pippert held on for the win, his second straight, by less than a car-length. Ed Thomas and Adam Johnson split time at the front of the Performance Bodies IMCA Modified feature while Vern Jackson worked his way into contention.Jackson slipped past Johnson for the lead on the eighth circuit and then drove the high groove to victory, his first of the season. J.D. Auringer came from row five to finish second. Shawn Kuennen made his way around early leader Randy Byerly on the third lap of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Kuennen showed the way while Justin Wacha worked his way into a challenge for the lead after starting in row four. Wacha and Kuennen battled side-by-side before Wacha took the lead in the waning laps. He held off Brian Happel following a late restart to earn his second win of the year.last_img read more

Crawford, Hansen, Sanger inducted into Independence Hall of Fame July 18

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa – Iowa racing legends Gary Crawford, Curt Hansen and Ed Sanger will be inducted into the Independence Motor Speedway Hall of Fame this Saturday, July 18.The induction coincides with the 50th anniversary season of auto racing at Independence Motor Speedway, where horses first raced on the dirt track before stock cars roared into action on a half-century on Saturday nights.An autograph session will be held honoring the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees from 5-6 p.m. be­hind the Buchanan County Fairgrounds grandstands. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.The three Late Model Stock Car Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during a break in racing action. Inductees will be permanently honored with a plaque on display at Independence Motor Speedway.Crawford commanded his no. 10 car from Independence, Hansen from Dike where he piloted his popular no. 9 and Sanger raced his yellow no. 95 out of Waterloo; he now calls Postville home.“In their competitive racing years and outstanding careers, Gary Crawford, Curt Hansen and Ed Sanger provided race fans exciting memories at Independence, so each have earned their way into the Hall of Fame,” said Induction Committee Chairman Mike Flaucher.“We invite race fans to join us at Independence Motor Speedway to make history as they take in the autograph session with these inductees before the races and enjoy some fantastic Saturday night racing action, too, ” Flaucher added.last_img read more

Kansas Thunder Series crowns champions

first_imgBy Mike HughesSTOCKTON, Kan. (Aug. 20)—The Kansas Thunder Series closed out the 2016 season at the series finale at Elmwood Park Speedway Saturday, crowning champions in its four divisions.The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified series championship was up for grabs as Mike Petersilie and Clay Money were tied for the top spot.Don Geist jumped out to the lead in the main event with Tyler Frye right behind. Geist continued to lead at the halfway mark in the 15-lap race with Frye and Jesse Richter close behind.  Richter shot to the lead on lap nine but Frye got past on lap 12.Richter retook the top spot and held on for the win, followed closely by Frye and Geist. Petersilie finished fourth to give him the series championship. Brian Calhoon rounded out the top five.Kyle Pfeifer led all 15-laps in the caution-free IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Casey Woken gave chase but had to settle for second. Chad Sterling finished third to clinch the series title, fol­lowed by Dustin McClurg and Chase Conaway.Tracy Holloway just had to take the green flag to win the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod crown. Holloway not only won the points title, but took the lead on lap two from Tanner Portenier and drove away to score the feature win.Portenier held on for second, followed by Kolten Vogel, Brian Conness and Logan Thomsen.Four points separated point leader Shay Simoneau and Jeromy Wagner when the 13-car field took the green in the 12-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Polesitter Garrett Hager jumped out to a lead he would not relinquish as he led from green to checkered to capture his third series win, with all three wins coming at Norton.Zach Olmstead finished in the runner-up spot, followed by Rhett Kingsbury. Simoneau finished fourth to claim the series crown, followed by Travis Coop.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jesse Richter; 2. Tyler Frye; 3. Don Geist; 4. Mike Petersilie; 5. Brian Calhoon; 6. Dakota Foster; 7. Tim Watts; 8. Clay Money; 9. Marty Clark.Stock Cars – 1. Kyle Pfeifer; 2. Casey Woken; 3. Chad Sterling; 4. Dustin McClurg; 5. Chase Conaway; 6. Robert Rutherford; 7. Bob Chalupa; 8. Jason Davis; 9. Darin Racek; 10. Kyle Werkmeis­ter.Northern SportMods – 1. Tracy Holloway; 2. Tanner Portenier; 3. Tanner Portenier; 4. Brian Con­ness; 5. Logan Thomsen; 6. Troy Attwood; 7. Kelly Karnopp; 8. Trevor Geist; 9. Kamren Gruber; 10. Brady Skrdlant; 11. Dave Jewett Jr. Hobby Stocks – 1. Garrett Hager; 2. Zach Olmstead; 3. Rhett Kingsbury; 4. Shay Simoneau; 5. Travis Coop; 6. Spencer Hilbrink; 7. Tim Colbert; 8. Brett Henke; 9. Nicole Woods; 10. Justin Rohr; 11. Jeromy Wagner; 12. Joel Dix; 13. Justin Meserve; 14. Jace Smith.last_img read more