Man City Get Two Seasons Ban from European Club Competitions

first_img“Simply put, this is a case initiated by Uefa,prosecuted by Uefa and judged by Uefa. With this prejudicial process now over,the club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and willtherefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitrationfor Sport at the earliest opportunity.” The reigning PremierLeague champions have also been fined 30m euros (£25m). Manchester Citysay they are “disappointed but not surprised” by the “prejudicial” decision andwill appeal. Manchester City said in a statement: “The club hasalways anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body andprocess to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidencein support of its position. The independent AdjudicatoryChamber of the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) said City had broken therules by “overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts and in the break-eveninformation submitted to Uefa between 2012 and 2016”, adding that the club“failed to cooperate in the investigation”. The decision issubject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.center_img “In December 2018, the Uefa chief investigatorpublicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered toManchester City, before any investigation had even begun. Manchester City have been banned fromEuropean club competition for the next two seasons after being found to havecommitted “serious breaches” of Uefa’s club licensing and financial fair playregulations. “The subsequent flawed and consistently leakedUefa process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the resultthat he would deliver. The club has formally complained to the Uefadisciplinary body, a complaint which was validated by a CAS ruling. City have been drawn to face Real Madrid in thelast 16 of this season’s Champions League, with the first leg to be played on26 February at the Bernabeu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers get back to winning ways

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThe No. 25 University of Wisconsin volleyball team was looking to go 1-0 starting the second half of their season. It did just that last night, beating Northwestern in three straight sets.“It gave us a little confidence boost,” junior outside hitter Brittney Dolgner said. “It shows that we can do it. We can play Badger volleyball again, and it’s really nice to prove ourselves like that.”UW was able to break a four-game losing streak — one of the longest of head coach Pete Waite’s tenure at Wisconsin — to improve the team’s record to 15-8 (5-6 Big Ten). The streak started two weeks ago when the Badgers were swept on the road against Purdue and Illinois, and it continued last weekend against No. 1 Penn State and Indiana.“It’s not a lot of fun,” Waite said. “You have to battle. You have to find ways to get people on track, to get the right mentality, just to get the right work ethic out there on a consistent basis, and that is what we have been searching for.“I think tonight was a good start.”Wisconsin was led by Dolgner, who had 11 kills and a .400 hitting percentage. Freshman middle blocker Elle Ohlander also contributed nine kills and a solo block. Overall, the Wisconsin offense hit .274 and had 45 team kills despite going up against the Northwestern junior libero Kate Nobilio, who is second in the Big Ten in digs, averaging 4.83 per set.The Badgers defense was the story of the night, limiting the Wildcat offense to just a .119 hitting percentage while recording six blocks. As a team, Wisconsin also had 39 digs, including 15 by sophomore libero Kim Kuzma.“I think we did a nice job keeping their hitters down a little bit,” Waite said. “[Their] hitting percentage as a team was down, and it wasn’t because of our blocking. That was OK, but our defense was pretty solid, so Nikki [Klingsporn] was able to set some nice balls and keep the hitters in tempo.”Wisconsin started the match off strong, defeating Northwestern 25-20 in the first set. In that set, both Ohlander and Dolgner had five kills each and the defense was able to limit the Wildcats to just a .162 hitting percentage.In the next two sets, the Badgers won 25-19 and 25-21, respectively. In the second set, the defense came out strong, limiting the Wildcats to a negative hitting percentage. Wisconsin won the third set despite a late rally by Northwestern.Wednesday’s victory comes off a short week of practice for the Badgers. After last Sunday’s loss to Indiana in four games, the Badgers only had two days to prepare for Northwestern but were happy to get back on the court.“I think we all have to compete and we all have to get out there and play even though we had a short week of practice,” sophomore setter Nikki Klingsporn said. “We were a lot more fresh since we only had a couple days of practice, but we came out there and brought a lot of heart and passion.”The Badgers will only have a few days to practice again and prepare for their Halloween matchup against Michigan State, which will take place Friday night at the Field House.last_img read more

Bleach: Carimi deserves Big Ten Offensive Player of Year

first_imgHere is the conundrum:How is a guy whose success in the general public’s mind is defined by being invisible during games supposed to get any substantial love from the general public when he is, in fact, invisible?Was that rhetorical mouthful more convoluted than a defense of the BCS? Let me put it another way.How is Gabe Carimi not the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year?Acknowledging up front that this is like any argument made for a political third party in the United States – centered on principle rather than reality – and the inevitable homerism and bias that shines through since I am a student at UW and have covered the team for two years, my tongue is absolutely not stuck in my cheek. I am serious. What other offensive player in the Big Ten has helped his team score more points than Carimi?Let’s put this equation together like Ted Thompson or Scott Tolzien; slowly, deliberately, but ultimately effectively.The Badgers are rolling to 43.3 points per game, first in the Big Ten by a four-point margin over Ohio State and the fourth-best mark in the country. Michigan and Denard Robinson, who actually won the award, put up 34.3 points per game, a full touchdown and safety less. Without a doubt, the Wisconsin offense is superior.Robinson won the award on the basis of what were supposed to be absurd stats. He is the first quarterback ever in college football history to run for 1,500 yards and pass for 1,500 yards in the same season. He accounted for 30 total touchdowns and led Michigan to its first bowl game in three years.And yes, I just wanted to write it was the first bowl game in three years for Big Blue and RichRod. Ha.Robinson also tossed 10 interceptions, fumbled five times, was just seventh in the conference in passer efficiency and needed 495 touches to amass his 3,959 yards. It takes the shine off a bit on those numbers, bringing them down from otherworldly to merely great.Now it is Carimi’s turn. The Badger running game amassed 2,968 yards this season, punched in 46 touchdowns on the ground and produced three running backs who were considered for All-Big Ten honors. Every single time a crucial 3rd or 4th-and-1 came up, UW running backs just followed the right butt cheek of Carimi to pick up the first down. With Carimi protecting Tolzien’s blind side, the Badgers gave up just 12 sacks on the season.Even more impressive, Carimi matched up against the conference best and came out wayyyy on top. Going up against Ohio State’s Cameron Heyward, Iowa’s Adrian Clayborn and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Ryan Kerrigan, Carimi limited the future NFL D-linemen to five tackles and one sack – combined.So, of course, the doubters right now are stammering indignantly that you can’t give Carimi credit for the Badgers run game. That is five O-linemen and three backs. Very true, my shortsighted critics. Of course, Robinson cannot get all the credit either, seeing as he had receivers and an offensive line and a coach who has done the exact same thing with Pat White and Shaun King before him. Robinson isn’t exactly an original among RichRod disciples. The Badgers scoring 43 points a game, however, is completely unique to Wisconsin.Part of what makes this argument an exercise in futility is the silliness behind naming one player the most valuable of all offensive players when each of the 11 players on the field needs to do their job every single play. And since offensive linemen have an inverse ratio of fame to poundage, Carimi has as much chance of being recognized as the top offensive player in the conference as Bielema does getting BFF necklaces to split with Tim Brewster.Wisconsin dominated foes using a different formula than all other top teams this season. Michigan should know best, seeing the Badgers called 28 straight running plays in the second half to embarrass the Wolverines in the Big House. At the head of the you-know-what’s-coming-and-you-still-can’t-stop-it attack was Carimi the whole way, bullying overwhelmed opponents.Groupthink tells us an offensive lineman can’t be the most important player on the field. Wisconsin’s results suggest a different story.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism. Hit him up at bleach.michael@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter @michaelbleach or check out “Paulbunyansaxe.com.”last_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 13-10 loss to Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 30, 2019 at 6:47 pmcenter_img SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No. 8 Syracuse (5-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) was riding a three-game winning streak — all of them fourth-quarter comebacks — going into Saturday’s contest. Down nine goals early to lower ranked, No. 12 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1), Syracuse made a push like prior games. But instead of a comeback, a lack of defensive communication and a season-high 23 turnovers doomed the Orange from taking the lead in a 13-10 loss.Here’s what our beat writers had to say after the game.last_img read more

Nenagh’s Long calls for policy change

first_imgOne of Tipperary’s top players is calling on the IRFU to let centrally contracted players line out more regularly for their clubs.Nenagh Ormond’s John Long doesn’t believe there would be any downsides to the union altering its current policy.Many commentators claim the All-Ireland League has become a less attractive competition since the game’s star players began to have their appearances in it restricted. John isn’t optimistic that the status quo will change any time soon. Ulster will be without both Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy for this Friday’s Pro 12 trip to Glasgow. Marshall suffered a concussive injury in last week’s victory over the Scarlets. Gilroy will miss the next couple of weeks with a toe injury picked up in the same game. Meanwhile, Andrew Trimble’s return to action has been delayed due to a minor foot injury. Leinster will be hoping to welcome back both Johnny Sexton and Rhys Ruddock for their meeting with in-form Ospreys. Sexton hasn’t played since picking up a shoulder injury in last season’s Pro 12 final. The timing of the pair’s return is ideal, with Ospreys having claimed bonus point wins in each of their first three games of the season.last_img read more

Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador

first_img Player trading and fantasy football platform Footstock has signed Chris Kamara as its new brand ambassador for the 2020/21 season.Kamara will support the brand with a range of marketing and PR activations, helping Footstock grow its brand awareness and UK customer base.Commenting on his new role, Kamara said: “Ever since gaining my lucky break being spotted playing for the Royal Navy, I’ve always embraced life’s opportunities and working with Footstock is another exciting prospect.“The game allows football followers to utilise their knowledge in a fun and responsible way. I can’t wait to test my competitive spirit on the platform and work with the Footstock team to entertain our loyal and growing user base.”The broadcaster and former footballer will provide the voiceover for Footstock’s upcoming debut national radio advertising campaign on talkSPORT. In addition, he will also share exclusive content and his own Footstock recommendations with his 1.7 million followers on Twitter.James Copeland, Footstock CMO, added: “When we decided to bring in a brand ambassador for Footstock we had a shortlist featuring one name. We’re absolutely thrilled that Kammy wanted to join us too.“As one of football’s most-loved presenters, there’s really no one else quite like Kammy. Whether he’s astutely analysing on the Goals on Sunday sofa or causing mayhem with his in-game reports, his thirst for the sport is unquenchable and his personality is a perfect fit for Footstock.” Submit Share Related Articles GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling March 27, 2020 David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know… May 1, 2020 Twitter partners with UKGC to ‘support responsible advertising priorities’ January 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for 1 pm

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA statewide tornado drill will occur at 1 pm today. The purpose for the drill is to honor Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.WBKB News has provided tips on how you should prepare just in case a tornado appears in the area:Identify the lowest place to take cover during a tornado. If a basement does not exist, find an interior hallway away from windows, doors, and outside walls.Go under something sturdy, such as a workbench or stairwell, when taking shelter in the basement or designated spot.Conduct regular tornado drills. Make sure each household member knows where to go and what to do in the event of a tornado.Stay tuned to commercial radio or television broadcasts for news on changing weather conditions or approaching storms.Know the difference: a Tornado Watch means conditions exist for a tornado to develop; a Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.Be aware of the following signs that can indicate an approaching tornado:      o Dark, often greenish sky      o Large hail      o A large, dark low-lying cloud      o Loud roar, similar to a freight trainDevelop a 72-hour emergency supply kit with essential items such as a three-day supply of water and food, a NOAA Weather Radio, important family documents and items that satisfy unique family needs.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Authorities see spike in identity theft for unemployment insurance benefitsNext Thunder Bay Junior High Introducing “STEM Courses” and More for Fall Semesterlast_img read more

“We are the Millers” is playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Miller · 360 weeks ago Kind of reminds me of my family. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: “We are the Millers” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: R- 1 hour, 40 minutesMovie Synopsis: David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids-after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms). In order to wipe the slate clean-and maintain a clean bill of health-David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the “Millers” are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 47%. Audience review: 76% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Sept. 20 — The Butlerlast_img read more

Car burglaries increase during coronavirus pandemic in Palm Beach County

first_imgPalm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg says car burglaries are the latest crime to spike in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.Aronberg told WPTV Channel 5 News that the burglaries they are seeing are not when people smash through the windows, but when burglars life the handle and the door is open.Aronberg says to make sure your car is locked, and do not leave guns inside cars, whether locked or unlocked, since they are often stolen if found by thieves.last_img

Vikes, Brewers coast to Flag Football wins

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Hume Brewers and Castlegar Vikings are clearly the top two teams in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League.The two front-runners posted victories by wide margins during action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.The Brewers opened the day by dominated city rivals Nelson Impact 44-13. Meanwhile the Vikings built up a 36-0 lead by halfime to cruise the easy win over Our Glass.Castlegar and Hume are tied for top spot in the league, each with identical 3-1 records. However, the Vikings hold the tie-breaker having defeated the Brewers 14-0 in the only meeting between the two clubs.The Impact sits in third spot followed by Dam Inn Mates and Hour Glass.The five-team league resumes play Sunday with Castlegar facing Impact at 11 a.m. and Hume Brewers meeting Dam Inn Mates at 1 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more