Setien holds on at Barcelona following board meeting

first_img The front page of Marca highlights how the ‘Setien project is dying’ amid speculation that he would be relieved of his duties ahead of next month’s Champions League Round of 16 return clash against Napoli. The latest Barcelona news has centred on the Coach’s future just six months after his appointment, with his side now trailing Madrid by seven points going into Sunday’s final round of La Liga action. It now appears certain that Setien will lead the team into the weekend clash at Alaves and then for the Camp Nou clash against Italian side Napoli. Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? Loading… Read Also: Lampard cautions Chelsea stars to forget revenge talk against Man UtdReal Madrid sealed their 34th league title with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal as the Catalan giants slipped to a shock home loss to Osasuna, with star player Lionel Messi admitting they had no excuses for their failings this campaign: “Since January, everything has gone very badly.”That appeared to be a direct jibe from the club captain at Setien and his coaching staff, as that was the month they arrived at the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona boss Quique Setien will remain in his position at the club despite Real Madrid securing the league title with a game to spare. The Catalan giants held an emergency board meeting on Friday, chaired by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, with the future of the Coach debated. However, as outlined by the front pages of Saturday’s editions of Diario Sport and El Mundo Deportivo, the board have decided to retain Setien for the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 campaign although his future remains under review.Advertisementlast_img read more

ISPS Handa European Masters invites for past champions

first_img17 Jul 2013 ISPS Handa European Masters invites for past champions Two former English champions will return to top level Tour golf in next week’s ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters at The Buckinghamshire – thanks to England Golf.Kiran Matharu (top) from Cookridge Hall in Yorkshire, and Lucy Williams, from Mid-Herts, have had players’ invitations passed to them by England Golf as part of a strategy to support former amateurs.Rebecca Wood, England Golf’s Performance Manager for women’s golf, commented: “We are keen to support and provide opportunities for young players to bridge the gap between amateur and professional golf.“These two invitations will give Kiran and Lucy a platform to step up and perform at the highest level in European professional golf and may change their fortunes for the future.”For both players the event, which starts on Friday July 26, marks a return to the big-time. Kiran, 24, took a few months off after losing her LET card at the end of last season and said: “I didn’t enjoy it anymore and that’s why I had a break. I only started playing again when I wanted to.“I really wanted to play at The Buckinghamshire so I really appreciated the invitation,” she addedNow, with some changes made, her game is in good shape and Kiran has already eased through this week’s pre-qualifying event for the Ricoh Women’s British Open. “I’m playing well – I wasn’t before, but I’ve made a few changes and now I’m getting ready for next week.“I played well there last year, even though I was struggling and hardly hitting any fairways, and I’m definitely a better player than last year.”Kiran was the 2006 English champion and turned pro later that year after playing in the Curtis Cup. Despite losing her card, she’s had a number of high finishes and is a past winner of the Volvo Cross Country Challenge, a mini order of merit covering events in the Nordic countries.Lucy Williams also 24, is also approaching the event with a renewed appetite for the game and a recent success under her belt, having won the WPGA championship at Slaley Hall by 11 shots.She combined her amateur golf with a degree in Applied Golf Management Studies at Birmingham University and also qualified as a PGA professional. Lucy enjoyed plenty of success, winning the 2011 English amateur, the 2008 English mid-amateur and helping her university to win the world student matchplay championship.She found the transition to Tour golf challenging, playing initially on the LET and, for the first part of this year, on the Access Series, where the top 25 players and ties make the cut. “I found that quite difficult and felt I was putting pressure on my golf and not enjoying it.“So I started playing smaller events to try and enjoy playing again and get my confidence up again. I’m playing nicely and looking forward to next week.”She knows and likes the course, it’s only 45 minutes from home, her father, David, will be on the bag, and there will be a get-together with friends who have also made the move from amateur to pro ranks over recent years. “I’m really excited about playing in it” said Lucy.In addition to these invites, England Golf is also supporting an inaugural LET Access Series event in England, the WPGA International Challenge at Stoke-By-Nayland in September.For more information at the ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters visit www.ladieseuropeanmasters.com  Anyone who pre-registers by midnight on Wednesday 24th July 2013 will get a special offer price of a £10 season ticket per person.Image © Tristan Joneslast_img read more

Rolling Thunder put Spurs’ season on the brink

first_imgThat’s when the Thunder can finish off the San Antonio Spurs back home in Oklahoma City—where they’re unbeaten in these playoffs—and complete a remarkable turnaround in the Western Conference finals after starting in an 0-2 hole and up against a 20-game Spurs winning streak that ranks among the longest in NBA history. But look who’s unstoppable now.Durant scored 27 points and the Thunder beat the Spurs 108-103 in Game 5, moving within a victory of a series knockout and the conference title after beating San Antonio for the third time in five days.“We came here, we wanted to get a win on their home floor,” Durant said. “That’s what it took for us to advance or to get to where we wanted to go.”Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder took a 3-2 lead in a wildly entertaining series. Looking invincible while carrying a 20-game winning streak a week ago—the fourth-longest in NBA history—the Spurs have lost three straight and are on the verge of a stunning collapse.Manu Ginobili scored 34 in a smashing return to the starting lineup, and the switch showed just how much Spurs coach Gregg Popovich knew his team might be in trouble.“That was a total team effort,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “Everybody did their job. I thought we played as hard as we can play.”San Antonio now must win two straight to avoid seeing their last best chance to win in a title in the Duncan era end.“Championship teams win on the road,” Popovich said. “Oklahoma City just did that.” SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Kevin Durant and the surging Oklahoma City Thunder are just one victory from the NBA finals.“We never just thought we were supposed to wait our turn,” the 23-year-old Thunder star said following the biggest road win of his career Monday night.What little wait they’ve had could end Wednesday.center_img UNSTOPPABLE—Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant shoots over Spurs guard Danny Green and forward DeJuan Blair (45) during Game 5 in the NBA Western Conference finals, June 4, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool) last_img read more

Davies powers Nitros past Nelson Leafs

first_imgKorbyn Chabot tied the game a 1-1 with a marker early in the second before Davies notched the winner.The Leafs, despite out shooting the defending Kootenay Conference Champs 34-28 in the game and 15-6 during the opening period, struggled once again to score goals. Over the last three games Nelson has scored just six times.Nelson, 8-6-0-0-1, falls to five points behind Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Beaver Valley won its seventh straight game, scoring three times in the second period to edge Creston 3-2 in the East Kootenay City. Devin Nemes netted the winner, snapping a 2-2 tie.Beaver Valley visits the Leafs as Nelson concludes a three-game road trip Tuesday in Grand Forks.Game time Friday is 7 p.m. Matt Davies scored with six minutes left in the game to snap a 1-1 tie and power the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night in the Bavarian City.The game was the first of a weekend series against Eddie Mountain opposition for the Green and White.Nelson travels to Creston Saturday to face the Thunder Cats.Nelson opened the scoring five minutes into the contest when Andy Fitzpatrick scored his seventh goal of the season.last_img read more

Nelson Nordic, Whitewater Ski Club host swap weekend

first_img According to coach Karen Redfern, “properly waxed skis make a huge difference for skiers of all abilities, but it’s often neglected because it can be messy and inconvenient.”Redfern also says that all skis benefit from waxing and even waxless or scale skis need the tips and tails waxed for optimal performance. During the swap, skiers can have their skis waxed during the annual Nordic ski swap for a suggested donation of only $10.       The clinic is a fundraiser for the Nelson Nordic Track Attack and Junior Racers program and will be run by parents and athletes.The club will have several stations set up for short waiting times, and apply a general hot wax suitable for conditioning skis and average temperatures. Are you ready for some skiing — downhill or nordic?The Nelson Nordic Ski Club and Whitewater Ski Team are hosting respective ski swaps Saturday and Sunday.The Nelson Nordic Ski Team kicks off the swap weekend with its Ski Swap and Annual General Meeting Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club at 801 Railway Street.Re-sale items can be dropped off from 9-10 a.m. The AGM follows at 10 a.m. with the swap running from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.center_img Sunday, at Hume School Gymnasium, the 25th annual Whitewater Ski Team Ski and Snowboard Swap is being held from 12:30-3 p.m.Entrance is by donation. Ski, snowboard, telemark & touring gear and clothing can be dropped off from 9-11 a.m.Proceeds to toward the Whitewater Ski Team, a ski racing club dedicated to building life long skiers in a positive, fun and supportive learning environment.The goal of the club is to instill passion in young skiers, develop excellent skiing skills in all terrain and conditions, as well as building self confidence, respect for the mountains, and respect for their peers.Check out the Whitewater Ski Club on its Facebook Page.last_img read more