Hamilton wins in Russia to move further ahead of Rosberg

first_img “It’s history for us. I feel very proud to be a part of it, to get the first constructors’ championship for Mercedes-Benz is a wonderful day.” Sport EN CEST It was the Briton’s fourth straight win and moves him 17 points clear of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished the race in second position, in the championship standings. 12/10/2014 Spain’s Fernando Alonso, racing for Ferrari, finished sixth. However, with three races avaialble, including double points on offer in the final race, there are still 100 points to drive for. Meanwhile, the one-two for Mercedes earned them the constructors’ title.center_img Hamilton will rarely have an easier win than he did here. After Rosberg’s move to overtake him went wrong on the very first lap, he never came under any threat as he cruised to his 31st Grand Prix success – moving level with Nigel Mansell. “The car was performing really well,” Hamilton said after the victory.  Williams’ Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas completed the podium, with McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finishing behind him. Lewis Hamilton moved a step closer to winning the Formula 1 title with a comfortable win at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday. Upd. at 19:22 last_img read more

FAI received money from FIFA as compensation for Thierry Henry’s handball

first_img “Also the way [Sepp] Blatter behaved, if you remember on stage, having a snigger and a laugh at us. That day when I went in, and I told him how I felt about him, there were some expletives used and we came to an agreement. “That was a Thursday and on the Monday the agreement was all signed and all done.  04/06/2015 EFE / Sport EN In an interview with RTE, Delaney called it “a very good and legitimate deal” for the Irish organisation, although he would not confirm the exact amount.  Upd. at 22:43 CEST “It was a very good agreement for the FAI and a very legitimate agreement for the FAI, but I’m bound by confidentiality from naming the figure.” “We felt we had a legal case against FIFA because of how the World Cup playoff hadn’t worked out for us with the Henry handball,” Delaney explained.  The president of the Irish FA (FAI), John Delaney, has revealed on Thursday that FIFA paid them as much as five million euros after Thierry Henry’s handball knocked them out of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.  Former Barcelona forward Henry used his hand in the build up to William Gallas’ goal in extra-time, provoking outrage among the Irish.last_img read more

Espanyol Gerard Moreno: Don’t compare me to Sergio Garcia

first_imgEspanyol striker Gerard Moreno has played down comparisons with Sergio Garcia and says he just wants to focus on “enjoying the moment” after returning to the club from Villarreal this summer.  CEST “I’m excited to be able to play together with him because we played alongside each other in Mallorca and we have a good friendship,” he explained. “Marco has adapted well and will be a good signing.” Moreno made his debut as a second half substitute in the win over Getafe on Saturday and has been likened to Garcia, Espanyol’s former captain who moved to Qatar earlier this year.  Sport EN There could be a debut for Real Madrid loanee Marco Asensio against Villarreal, a player who Moreno says he is happy to see at the club.  “They are a tough team. The defence and the midfield have spent a lot of time together and they’re ready to fight for a top half position again this season. We will have to be good at the back and efficient with our attacks.”  With a return to his old club coming on Friday night, Moreno also previewed the Pericos’ trip to El Madrigal: “It’s a really special game. I spent five years there and I feel loved. I enjoyed the city, the club and all my teammates. “I don’t want to compare myself to anyone,” he said. “We all know [Sergio Garcia’s] level and he’s a top player.” 25/08/2015 Upd. at 18:15 last_img read more

Victor Valdes will NOT sign for Besiktas after deal breakdown

first_img Javier Giraldo 30/08/2015 Valdes will not sign for them or give them a second chance after they decided to offer him less money than both sides had agreed on.  There has been a breakdown in negotiations between Victor Valdes and Besiktas. CEST The former Barcelona goalkeeper was close to signing for the Turkish side but now it looks like he may stay Manchester United, two days before the transfer window shuts. Valdes was going to travel to Istanbul on Sunday to sign the deal, aeroplane ticket in hand, which was a three-year contract, but at the last moment the Turkish club changed the terms. Upd. at 14:47 He may now remain at Old Trafford, with David de Gea set to leave, which might give him a greater opportunity to play.last_img

Atletico’s Saul to remain with Spain U21s for key clash with Croatia

first_img However, as Spain only have friendly matches and the under-21s have something on the line, Del Bosque admitted it made more sense for Saul to remain with them.  Upd. at 14:14 The Atletico Madrid midfielder was a candidate for the full squad after a string of impressive performances for his club, not least on Tuesday as the Rojiblanco edged past PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.  Defenders: Elustondo, Bellerin, Jonny, Duarte, Gaya, Manquillo Midfielders: Asensio, Saul, Oliver Torres, Ceballos, Camarasa, Denis Suarez, Pablo Fornals Forwards: Santi Mina, Deulofeu, Castillejo, Munir Sport EN “The under-21s have a really important game in Burgos and even though he’s playing really well, we preferred that he went with them this time” the Spain boss confirmed.   Barcelona are represented in the squad by Munir El Haddadi, while former Blaugrana players Denis Suarez, Hector Bellerin and Gerard Deulofeu are also included. center_img 18/03/2016 Spain lead Group 6 by one point from Croatia, who they play during the international break.   The full squad is: From the other side of the city, Espanyol trio Pau Lopez, Ruben Duarte and Marco Asensio have all been named in Albert Celades’ squad. CET Goalkeepers: Kepa, Ruben Blanco, Pau Saul Niguez will continue with Spain under-21s as “they have a really important qualifier” against Croatia, La Roja boss Vicente Del Bosque confirmed on Friday. last_img read more

Levante 2-1 Atletico: Cholo’s men exit the fight for La Liga

first_img Upd. at 19:33 Instead, all eyes will be on Barça and Madrid when the curtains come down on the La Liga season next weekend. However, as in Gijon against Sporting in March, Atletico were dealt a shock, first of all by Victor Casadesus, who drew the home side level before the break with a fine header.  CEST It looked like Atletico would still be in the title race on the final day of the season when Fernando Torres gave them the lead inside the opening five minutes in Valencia.  Sport EN And in the scenario that they were to finish level on points with Barça and Real Madrid, which is still possible, the title would also head to Camp Nou – Luis Enrique’s side would win a mini-league between the three sides.  The goal took Torres’ tally in La Liga to 10 for the season and given Atletico’s mean defensive record, it looked like it may have been enough given Segunda-bound Levante had little to play for.  Diego Simeone’s men are now three points behind leaders Barcelona with just one game to go, but even if they draw level on points with them next week, they would finish below them due to their inferior head-to-head record.  08/05/2016 A draw would have just about kept the Rojiblanco in the title race, but as they sought the win late on, the were caught out by a 90th minute goal from on loan Giuseppe Rossi.  Simeone’s side can still win the Champions League – they play Madrid in Milan later this month – but they are now unable to repeat their title heroics from 2014. Atletico Madrid are out of the title race after being beaten 2-1 at already relegated Levante on Sunday. last_img read more

Barça legend Xavi ‘returns’ the trophy for Euro 2016 winners

first_imgXavi Hernandez was one of the attractions in the build up to the Euro 2016 final on Sunday.  Alfonso Callejas In the build up to the game between Portugal and France, Xavi delivered the trophy to a pedestal to the side of the pitch, with either Fernando Santos or Didier Deschamps’ side to get their hands on it later on Sunday evening. The colours of both nations were on the trophy in the form of ribbons.  Upd. on 11/07/2016 at 02:02 CEST 10/07/2016 The former Barcelona and Spain midfielder, who now plays in Qatar, was in charge of ‘returning’ the trophy, which has been La Roja’s since they won the last European Championships in 2012 under Vicente del Bosque.  Xavi, a key part of the Spain side which won the Euros in 2008 and in 2012, received a fine ovation from the 80,000 fans in the Stade de France in Paris.last_img read more

Moukoko, el nuevo niño prodigio

first_img Upd. at 12:26 Si existen los récords de precocidad, Youssoufa Moukoko los ha destrozado todos. El pasado sábado, en el encuentro entre Borussia Dortmund Sub 17 y SG Unterrath, este delantero de origen camerunés se estrenó a lo grande en la categoría marcando dos goles en nueve minutos… ¡Con solo 12 años! Sí, han leído bien. Moukoko nació en Camerún en noviembre de 2004 y llegó a Alemania en 2014. Su carta de presentación en Dortmund, tras destacar en St. Pauli, no pudo ser mejor: 31 goles en 23 partidos en el Sub15 el pasado curso. Números que le llevaron este verano a tener plaza en el Sub17 con el que, este miércoles, volvió a hacer doblete ante el VfL Bochum. Para los escépticos: su padre lo registró, nada más nacer, en el consulado alemán de Yaoundé, además de que su madre tiene solo 28 años. Fan declarado de Messi, Moukoko ya aparece incluso entre los seleccionados alemanes de la Sub15, sin siquiera haber debutado. En precocidad no le gana nadie. 19/08/2017center_img CESTlast_img read more

Photos – The Darya Klishina Story

first_imgAdvertisement 2gzeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs127e3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E868biw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) z4Would you ever consider trying this?😱7sqrCan your students do this? 🌚98joRoller skating! 53c97ru9See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreg9tBody tricks that only special people can do pt-1unHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies3xl57xA visualization of how Karma works 633ps0e7yjPowered by Firework Advertisement Klishina was born in 1991 in Tver, Russian SFSR.Advertisement At the age of eight, Klishina began playing volleyball, and at thirteen changed her preference for athletics in specialty long jump, thanks to the influence of her father, a former athlete.Advertisement Klishina achieved a jump of 7.03m on 26 June 2010, a Russian junior record, and the second best junior mark of all time.This jump was also the second best jump in the world that year, behind only her teammate Olga Kucherenko’s mark of 7.13m that year.Despite her dominance in the long jump in 2010, Klishina did not compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics.In 2016, Klishina was approved to compete in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics through special permission granted by the IAAF.The IAAF had suspended the Russian national federation from competing due to breach of anti-doping rules, and Klishina was the only member of the athletics team allowed to compete.This decision was initially reversed on 13 August 2016.On 15 August 2016, the eve of the long jump event, Klishina’s appeal was upheld, once again allowing her to compete.She qualified for the long jump final, finishing ninth.This finish marked the first time in 20 years that a Russian woman failed to win a medal in the long jump.Klishina competed as an authorized neutral athlete at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London.She won a silver medal with a season-best jump of 7.00m, finishing two centimeters behind American gold-medalist Brittney Reese.Picture courtesy – Darya Klishina (Instagram) Advertisementlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy with United’s victory – and the manner of it!

first_imgAdvertisement 3cwbnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbqztmb5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejg81( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) r8jvWould you ever consider trying this?😱bi7wbx2Can your students do this? 🌚5skRoller skating! Powered by Firework Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal at the 65th minute of the match against Manchester United on Thursday in the Champions League went in vain as Manchester United snatched all three points at Turin with the help of two late goals. Juan Mata’s free kick at the 86th minute of the match equalised the scoreline for the Red Devils. Just three minutes later, Alex Sandro’s own goal from another set piece situation sealed the win for Manchester United. Advertisement Cristiano Ronaldo is seeming to be unhappy with the manner of the win of Manchester United. After the end of the match, he told to ‘Sky Italia’, Advertisement  “The Champions League is a special competition, where you could be winning, but can’t relax, as anything can happen,”Advertisement  “We dominated the game for 90 minutes, had so many chances, could’ve killed it off three or four times, but we relaxed and were punished. “Manchester United did nothing to win the game. You can’t even talk about luck, because you have to find your own luck and in this case we just gifted it to them. “Now we’ve got to lift our heads, as we played really well and are still top of the group.” Manchester United will now face Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this weekend. Jose Mourinho’s men will certainly wish to carry the momentum of this win to stun the League leaders on Sunday.   Advertisementlast_img read more