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first_img Guaita was called into action as early as the sixth minute to save from Sergio Canales before the Getafe custodian did well to push behind Carlos Vela’s deflected shot. Sociedad winger Bruma then spurned arguably the best chance of the first half, t he Portugal Under-21 international curling just wide after racing from inside his own half. Getafe, in reply, only threatened periodically in the opening period but they could have gone ahead in the 20th minute with Alvaro Vazquez failing to make the most of a one-on-one with Geronimo Rulli. Vazquez should have done much better with that, but Sarabia showed him how it should be done in the 46th minute to put Getafe ahead. Juan Rodriguez swung over a right-wing cross to the near post where Sarabia got ahead of both his marker and Rulli to send a glancing header into the roof of the net. With Getafe only having lost once in their last six home matches – that against Barcelona – while also keeping four clean sheets, Sociedad fans might have feared the worst following that goal. However, the San Sebastian side battled back and only a brilliant save from Guaita prevented Agirretxe from netting an immediate equaliser. Agirretxe was not to be denied in the 67th minute as Sociedad did draw level, although Getafe were incensed the goal was not ruled out. Reyes was comfortably beyond the last home defender on the edge of the six-yard box when his team-mate Jonathas headed the ball goalwards and, although Reyes moved aside to let the ball go past him for Agirretxe to finish at the far post, the Getafe players clearly felt he was interfering with play. The goal stood, however, and Sociedad almost added salt to Getafe’s wounds by snatching a winner through Jonathas, whose diving header was superbly saved by Guaita. Press Association Getafe looked set to continue their impressive home form when Pablo Sarabia struck at the start of the second half, but Agirretxe’s leveller ensured the spoils were shared as Sociedad made it seven points in four games since Eusebio Sacristan replaced David Moyes as coach. The home side were furious Agirretxe’s goal was allowed to stand, with Sociedad defender Diego Reyes clearly standing in an offside position in front of goal, but they can have few complaints about the end result with Vicente Guaita much the busier of the two goalkeepers. center_img Imanol Agirretxe’s controversial second-half equaliser earned Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw from their trip to Getafe on Friday night.last_img read more

first_img April 30, 2020 French soccer league says Paris Saint-Germain has been awarded title Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPARIS (AP) — French soccer league says Paris Saint-Germain has been awarded title.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img

first_imgMartin Benson, a senior majoring in fine arts, is critiqued by one of the head judges during Wednesday’s Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. Trousdale Parkway was lined with students competing for prizes in the arts, humanities and sciences.Mannat Saini | Daily Trojanlast_img

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he is not surprised by Cricket Australia’s (CA) claim that its emerging players are being targeted by corrupt foreign bookmakers via social media.CA’s Head of Integrity Iain Roy confirmed that players on the verge of squads for the national team and Big Bash League (BBL) are being targeted via tools such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Pietersen, the former England international who is in Australia to play for Melbourne Stars in the BBL, said that he had never been subjected to such an approach during his career, but added: “Are we going to stop it? I don’t think we’re going to.“Whenever there’s television the reality is it’s going to be there. But I think Cricket Australia does as good a job as any nation around the world in trying to combat it. They talk about how approaches are made – everything that goes on with it.“So, if you are one of those players that gets approached and you make the stupid decision to go down the wrong avenue then you’ve just got to belt them away from cricket. It really irritates me, it annoys me. I practice as hard as I can … and I’ve got expectation to perform on my shoulders.” Share David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Better the devil you know… May 1, 2020 Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling March 27, 2020last_img read more

first_imgShare AffiliateINSIDER supports BetShah affiliate programme launch August 13, 2019 AffiliateINSIDER to host Betting on Sports webinar, Reality 2019: Survival of the Fittest August 12, 2019 StumbleUpon Related Articles AffiliateFEST debuts at the ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#BOSCON2018), with technology disruption and its impact on the future framework of affiliate marketing, placed at the forefront of the agenda.SBC speaks to Affiliate Insider founder Lee-Ann Johnstone, gaining a detailed breakdown on this year’s must-attend event for industry publishers, who face new consumer, regulatory and technology-driven demands___________________SBC: AffiliateFEST is taking place alongside @ BOSCON2018, what debates, dynamics and contexts are shaping the sector’s affiliate marketing scene? Lee-Ann Johnstone: The focus for this year’s AffiliateFEST event is centred around digital disruption and futurology of affiliate marketing as a digital medium. The advent of blockchain, crypto and influencer marketing is a key topic for this year’s event. To remain competitive affiliates must be able to visualise the future of digital marketing and understand how this disruption will impact their businesses. Our aim is to bring in expert speakers to the conference who can teach not only the latest digital insights but offer mentoring and advice as well.  Affiliate Marketing is a complex business and is changing daily as regulation, advertising and data improve our ability to target, market and engage audiences.  This is why Affiliate Insider focuses not just on affiliate marketing but also on skills development and providing expert insights for iGaming businesses to prosper and keep ahead of the competitive marketplace as it continues to grow.SBC: You have placed a high emphasis, on detailing new technology disciplines and impacts on sector marketing (AI, Blockchain, Voice search, etc). Can you detail these for SBC readers? LAJ: Artificial Intelligence is being adopted by many organisations to improve their digital practices. We are seeing loads of new technologies come to market that can process data faster, more accurately and provide insights to affiliates and operators alike on where and how to engage their target audiences online. Search as discipline is also evolving because of AI, voice search methodology and blockchain are changing the way we search for information and how fast we can process data and payments to ensure accurate business metrics , and this is interesting for affiliates because of the way that tracking currently functions and the time delays experienced with payments for business sent to operators throughout the month. Transparency is key for our industry and these applications are helping to bring it to the fore, therefore, understanding how it is being adopted and its practical use is imperative for businesses that want to grow.SBC: We have come from a period of high marketing concentration following World Cup Russia 2018. Did any advertising practices catch your eye?Whilst I can’t recall anything in particular during the period that stood out for me, what I can say is that I have seen affiliates become much more savvy in their content marketing techniques. At the last Affiliate Insider Sports Betting Bootcamp, we heard how content marketing is forming a much bigger part of the affiliate channel for niche audience targeting and also for brand building attributes which previously were not a focal point. Now that the industry is regulating and affiliate sites are being bought and sold at a rapid pace it’s no wonder affiliate entrepreneurs are looking to differentiate themselves and their marketing techniques. Community-driven offers and tipping services are making use of these content streams to target and engage niche audiences outside of the main subject heading of just being explanatory around popular sports. SBC: In 2017 & 2018, industry affiliate marketing has seen mass consolidation, creating expanding multi-market networks. As a stakeholder do you believe that affiliate marketing may become somewhat conservative and risk-averse… is this a somewhat a concern? LAJ: Categorically I can say that the affiliate channel will continue to evolve and grow. One thing about this industry is that it is at the forefront of digital disruption, affiliates are some of the most entrepreneurial people I’ve ever worked with. They think outside the box, they see the market in a different angle to operators and they are highly in tune with customers so brands that embrace and engage this channel to develop deeper more symbiotic relationships with affiliates will be the ones that leverage the commercial growth they can provide. I can see that with improved data and tracking commercial relationships have to change to build longevity and value and this is where I think it will be quite interesting in days to come. Nobody wants a monopoly on traffic and everyone wants to spread their risk, which is exactly why Affiliate Insider exists. We are investing in an  “all in”approach to help smaller affiliates grow, get better connected at the early stage of their business lifecycle and access experienced mentoring and expert support. Operators who partner with us will see the value in this collaboration and benefit from the relationships we build across all our programmes in the future. SBC: Furthermore, as industry stakeholders, affiliates have been urged to be socially responsive. How are they undertaking this challenge, and are they being supported by operators?LAJ: Affiliates that want to be in business 18 months from now are taking this very seriously. Regulation is forcing the issue, but also good business practice is now an expectation from within this industry as it’s matured. More often than not now I see affiliates updating terms, improving email communications, following CAP guides and operators have taken a large leap forward to help them with this. Companies like rightlander.net and wag.io are developing technologies to help operators police and manage this at scale. We all have to be responsible to ensure the industry continues to grow and provide value. I think this is crystal clear on all sides and people are moving towards enforcing it internally and externally as well. SBC: Finally, what do you want delegates to take-away from AffiliateFEST in 2018?LAJ: I want affiliates to understand that we are here to help their businesses grow, get them connected to brands that have a vested interest in growing this channel and their relationships in it and for suppliers to find a forum and audience to market their business services to. I want affiliates to take away the expertise that we bring to the conference and use it in their businesses to grow their revenue, to meet new operators who are keen to do long term transparent business and for operators to find new relationships they can nurture and grow.We have the best of the best in our speaker line up and each event is different and topical to the local environment. We cover all vertical and have a wide range of experts in their field of digital expertise teach their discipline. You won’t find fluffy case studies as all the content we share is highly curated to meet the audience needs. Best of all, we pull this together absolutely FOR FREE for all iGaming affiliates to attend. Without forward thinking sponsors like Buffalo Partners, VBet and Intertops possible, so the more we can promote the value of our AffiliateFEST content and provide skills development in our community, the better for all.______________________Lee-Ann Johnstone – Founder – Affiliate Insider Submit Marathonbet affiliate program gets AffiliateINSIDER management boost June 27, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgWard, who played the final few innings of Tuesday’s game in left, got the start in the position on Wednesday, with Justin Upton and Mike Trout both nursing injuries. Ward easily handled all the routine plays in eight innings, before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.Ward, the Angels’ first-round pick in 2015, has been on the move for two reasons. The Angels weren’t satisfied with his defense or offense when he was behind the plate, so last year they moved him to third, feeling that he may also hit better once relieved of the physical and mental toll of catching.“Offensively, not catching opened up the floodgates,” Ward said.Ward, 25, responded with a breakthrough season in 2018, hitting .349 with a .977 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A. That earned him a trip to the majors last August.In the big leagues, though, Ward had trouble on both sides of the ball. He hit .178 in 40 big league games last year. This spring he also made six errors at third, and two more in just 25 innings at third in the majors in April. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ANAHEIM — Taylor Ward keeps moving further away from the plate defensively while the Angels wait for him to unlock his potential at the plate offensively.Ward was in the lineup in left field on Wednesday night, his first major league start in the outfield.After being drafted as a catcher and moving to third base last year, Ward was moved to left field this year.“Outfield is very comfortable,” Ward said on Wednesday. “The infield for me is not as comfortable. For that reason, I’m really excited to have the opportunity out there.” Major league pitchers are much better at commanding the top of the zone, which is where they’ve gone increasingly to combat hitters looking to launch balls in the bottom of the zone.“I think last year at the end of the year when he was here, he was kind of really swinging uphill at the ball,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “He’s worked at that to lessen the steepness of that swing. He had an outstanding year at Salt Lake obviously. We’re hoping the results here will be better as well. We’ll see.”Ward hit .306 with 27 homers and a 1.011 OPS this year at Salt Lake, which he said was the result of a better approach to balls up in the zone.“I wasn’t able to do it the way I wanted in the spring or even early in Triple-A, but over the course of the year, I’m a lot smarter,” he said. “I know myself better.” After trying Ward at first base early in the Triple-A season this season, they moved him to the outfield. He played almost exclusively in the outfield over the final four months.“At third base, you are locked in and reacting to a ball that’s on you in a second,” Ward said. “In the outfield, you are still locked in, but your first move doesn’t have to be as perfect. That takes a little off your mind.”Ward’s issues at the plate were more than simply being distracted by his defense, though.Part of Ward’s swing retooling from 2017 to 2018 involved him increasing his launch angle. However, he did it in a way that worked in the minors, but not the majors.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgThree months ago, 53-year-old Raul Diaz fell off a ladder while working at a Target store in Ontario. A metal merchandising peg pierced his neck, family members said, severing an artery. He underwent 12 hours of surgery at the county trauma center, and strolled out of the hospital two weeks later. He’s now back at work.“The hospital was amazing,” said his son, Matt Miller, 35, of La Verne. “Many thanks to LAC + USC.”It was on March 31, 2011, that Stow got thumped from behind while walking out of the Dodgers-Giants game. After his head hit the pavement, his two attackers repeatedly kicked him in the head and ribs.•RELATED STORY: Bryan Stow beating suspects plead guilty in 2011 Dodger Stadium assaultStow, a paramedic and father of two, was diagnosed with brain damage and other injuries. He was in a coma for nine months and has endured years of 24/7 care. His assailants, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, of Rialto, were sentenced to eight years and four years behind bars. They and the Dodgers, accused of lax security, were ordered to pay him $18 million.• PHOTOS: Bryan Stow at the ninth annual Trauma Survivor reunion at LAC+USC Medical CenterThe survivor of a brutal baseball game attack broadcast around the world has launched a Bryan Stow Foundation to combat bullying. He spoke at 39 schools last year. “We’re so proud of him,” said his father, David. “He’s gone so far, done so much. It could have been the complete opposite. What he does with the children at school … the kids from kindergarten to high school, they’re just mesmerized.”Stow, with a big circular scar on his head where doctors removed part of his skull, hobbles on crutches decorated with hot rod flames. His eyes shine bright, his smile fills a room. He speaks clearly.His message, he explained, is fans should take sports less seriously.“I just want the world to know that, once you put the world of sports aside, it’s only just a game,” he told the Daily News before the trauma reunion. “The Dodgers and the Giants and sports fans shouldn’t be so serious.” •RELATED STORY: Comeback kid: Giants fan Bryan Stow continues his ‘miraculous’ recoveryStow was one of the keynote speakers at the ninth annual Trauma Survivor Reunion at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, dubbed “Miracles on Marengo Street.”The event at the county hospital east of downtown drew an estimated 50 survivors and their families whose lives were saved by its Level 1 trauma unit, by far the busiest in the nation.The LAC+USC Trauma Center, which saw more than 6,000 patients last year, also trains U.S. Navy doctors and publishes the most academic papers in its field. “We’re really the top trauma center in the United States, and one of the reasons you’re here today” CEO Daniel Castillo, told a standing-room-only banquet crowd. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the resilience and strength that we see here.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Five years ago, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was in a coma clinging to life at LAC+USC Medical Center after being beaten to a pulp outside a Los Angeles Dodgers opening game.On Saturday, he received a hero’s welcome when he returned to thank trauma unit doctors, nurses and staff for saving his and the lives of thousands of other near-death patients.“They pummeled me and beat me — good,” recalled Stow, 47, of Capitola of his assault by two men in March 2011 outside Dodger Stadium. “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was taken by ambulance to the right place at the right time.“I came here. You guys saved my life. Thank you.”last_img read more

first_imgIf Kevin Durant’s mission is the ruination of the NBA, he is failing.Two weeks ago, four of the top five-rated programs in prime-time were pro basketball games. Last year’s NBA Finals, which were Durant’s first with Golden State, sported the highest ratings since Michael Jordan’s strike-a-pose goodbye shot in 1998.The 2018 sweep of Cleveland didn’t do as well, because reruns generally don’t, but it still topped the average by 7.7 percent.This seems to indicate that if Durant really (A) destroyed the NBA’s competitive balance when he joined the Warriors, or (B) took the easy road to his first and second championships, most fans are OK with it. They should be. From 2000-2010, the Lakers and Spurs won eight of 11 championships. From 1981-98, the Celtics, Lakers and Bulls won 13 of 18. From 1957-69, the Celtics won 11 of 13.Durant’s Oklahoma City squad had the Warriors down 3-1 in 2016 but couldn’t close. More than anyone, he saw how integrated they were. Their ball movement is still exquisite.Durant sensed he would not rupture a disk while he carried these teammates to the promised land. But if he had to erupt for 40 points, they would also be fine with that. That is why they recruited him..All-star bands don’t always mesh like the Highwaymen did. The smoke is still clearing from the crash of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.Russell Westbrook-Paul George-Carmelo Anthony lost in the first round just as Oklahoma City had the year before (the Thunder has not won a playoff series since Durant left). LeBron James won only two in Miami when Chris Bosh receded into the curtains and let James and Dwayne Wade take the microphone.Some thought Klay Thompson would have to accept the tambourine when Durant showed up. Actually his minutes and shots have held steady and were above his career averages both years.Incredibly, Durant is being ripped because he wanted to win. He could have signed with Sacramento and averaged 40 points. Instead, he chose to make history with the most symphonic lineup in the game, one in which egos might compete but don’t explode. David West made vague references to the turmoil that enveloped the Warriors this season. Whatever it was, it stayed underneath the lid.Now it becomes James’ season.A championship probably lies on the path to Philadelphia, but it’s more likely he’ll sign with the Lakers. With Steph Curry turning 31, Durant 30 and Thompson and Draymond Green 29 next season, and with the Celtics welcoming Irving and Gordon Hayward, it’s not likely it will matter what James does.Words dissipate in the effort to describe James’ play in the postseason. But the prevailing image comes from Cleveland’s huddle between the end of regulation and the overtime in Game 1.J.R. Smith had just dribbled out the clock because he thought Cleveland was ahead. Still, Cleveland should have been engaged, with a chance to beat the champs on the road.But James sat silently. He covered his head. He radiated my-dog-just-died grief. No one but Kyle Korver tried to buck up Smith. Coach Tyronn Lue was nowhere to be found. And the Cavaliers mailed in the OT. Series over.One cannot imagine Green, Curry, Steve Kerr or anyone in the Warriors huddle allowing a wounded player to suffer.Then James apparently broke his hand punching the whiteboard in the locker room and, when the series ended, dramatically announced he’d broken it.If the Lakers sign James, they are signing up for late May fun, at least. They should also expect their share of “Days Of Our Lives” drama.Of course, there’s always the chance Durant will have finally succeeded in reducing the NBA to box lacrosse.But he’s off to a bad start. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThis might be a big statement, but the criticism of Durant for leaving Oklahoma City and joining Golden State might be the most asinine talking point in the history of sports.Pro basketball is doing fine. In the 2016-17 season, the NBA’s revenues reached $7.37 billion, an increase of $1.5B from the year before. Young talent floods the league. This year, it was Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell. In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo is 23. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis is 25. For that matter, Kyrie Irving is only 26.As baseball gets more sclerotic and as football keeps eating its young, basketball is the growth sport, the one that still enchants the Fortnite generation.A true subversive never would let that happen.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Neither has Durant turned the NBA into the Warriors’ colony. Sure, he is 2 for 2 in titles and Finals MVP awards, but the league never has been equitable.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded,” Biden said in a statement Friday night, ”and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.”The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee Friday after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday.Biden reached the threshold three days after the primaries because several states, overwhelmed by huge increases in mail ballots, took days to tabulate results. A team of analysts at The Associated Press then parsed the votes into individual congressional districts. Democrats award most delegates to the party’s national convention based on results in individual congressional districts.Biden now has 2,000 delegates, with contests still to come in eight states and two U.S. territories.The moment was met with little of the traditional fanfare as the nation confronts overlapping crises. While Biden has started to venture out more this week, the coronavirus pandemic has largely confined him to his Wilmington, Delaware, home for much of the past three months.The country faces the worst rate of unemployment since the Great Depression. And civil unrest that harkens back to the 1960s has erupted in dozens of cities following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.It’s a confluence of events that no U.S. leader has faced in modern times, made all the more complicated by a president who has at times antagonized the protesters and is eager to take the fight to Biden.“This is a difficult time in America’s history,” Biden said Friday night. “And Donald Trump’s angry, divisive politics is no answer. The country is crying out for leadership. Leadership that can unite us. Leadership that can bring us together.”Biden spent 36 years in the Senate before becoming Barack Obama’s vice president. This is 77-year-old Biden’s third bid for the presidency and his success in capturing the Democratic nomination was driven by strong support from black voters.He finished an embarrassing fourth place in the overwhelmingly white Iowa caucuses that kicked off the nomination process in February. Biden fared little better in the New Hampshire primary, where his standing was so low that he left the state before polls closed on election night to instead rally black voters in South Carolina.His rebound began in the more diverse caucuses in Nevada but solidified in South Carolina, where Biden stomped Sanders, his nearest rival, by nearly 29 points. He followed that with a dominant showing three days later during the Super Tuesday contests, taking 10 of the 14 states.Biden’s strong showing in states such as North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas reinforced his status as the preferred Democratic candidate of African American voters — but the relationship has not been without its strained moments. After a tense exchange with an influential black radio host, Biden took sharp criticism for suggesting that African American voters still deciding between him and Trump “ain’t black.”That comment, and protests that have spread nationwide, have increased pressure on Biden to pick an African American running mate. He has already committed to picking a woman as a vice presidential candidate.Black voters are unlikely to back Trump over Biden by a wide margin. A recent Fox News poll shows just 14% of African Americans who are registered to vote have a favorable opinion of the president compared with 75% who favorably view Biden.But Biden must ensure that black voters are motivated to show up to the polls in November, especially in critical swing states that narrowly went for Trump in 2016.At one point, the Democratic primary included dozens of candidates of different races, genders and generations and an openly gay man. The contest was dominated by debate over unapologetically progressive ideas, including fully government-funded health care under “Medicare for All” and a sweeping proposal to combat climate change known as the “Green New Deal.”Biden prevailed by mostly offering more moderate approaches that he argued would make him more electable against Trump.He refused to budge on his rejection of universal health care and some of the Green New Deal’s most ambitious provisions to combat climate change.Since clinching the nomination, however, Biden has worked to build his appeal among progressives, forming joint task forces with Sanders’ campaign to find common ground on key issues like health care, the economy and the environment. Biden has also embraced a plan to forgive millions of Americans’ student debt, meaning that he clinches the nomination as easily the most liberal standard bearer the Democratic Party has ever had.Biden’s embrace of his party’s left flank could help him consolidate a Democratic base that remained deeply divided after the 2016 primary and ultimately hurt Hillary Clinton in her defeat to Trump. But it could also undermine Biden’s attempts to rebuild the Obama coalition, which is often loosely defined as minorities and young people, as well as educated Americans and some working-class voters.The former vice president has sought, since announcing his candidacy, to cast the election as a battle “for the soul of the nation,” and promised to restore order and dignity to the White House while rehabilitating the U.S. image on the world stage. Such an approach, though, necessarily focuses on being more of an alternative to Trump than offering radically new political ideas. And that further underscores Biden’s difficult task of trying to unite his party’s base while appealing to voters from far beyond it.“I am going to spend every day between now and November 3rd fighting to earn the votes of Americans all across this great country,” Biden promised Friday, “so that, together, we can win the battle for the soul of this nation, and make sure that as we rebuild our economy, everyone comes along.”last_img read more

first_imgThose of Zidane, who will align a team composed of less common players in Madrid’s onces. By regulations, and throughout the match, whites have to have an eleven in which there must be at least seven players with the first team’s token, so players like Nacho, Lucas Vázquez, Areola, Mariano, Brahim … will be part of the call, and surely of the encounter.Fede Valverde could also return, absent before Sevilla to meet a penalty match for his expulsion against Atlético de Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. His bellows was noticed by the team against the Sevillian team last Saturday. For his part, Gareth Bale, absent from the call last Saturday against Sevilla, returned to exercise normally, just as he did last Friday, before falling off the list of summoned for the match against Lopetegui. With the already known losses of Sergio Ramos (he is recovering from a strong blow to his right ankle produced during the final of the Super Cup last 12), Asensio and Hazard (both are in the final phase of their respective recovery processes) , Madrid completed its second and final training before measuring itself to the Unionists of Salamanca in what will be his first Cup match. He also did not exercise Álvaro Odriozola, who seems to be going out in this winter market, to be able to have minutes. Yes, Sergio López, a defender of Castilla, and Rafa Marín, also a Sevilla defender from Juvenil B, did so and arrived in Madrid in 2016.last_img read more