18 Oct

Premier League set to live stream all matches played behind closed doors as part of coronavirus crisis plan

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Mar 2020 8:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Italy’s Serie A have already been playing matches behind closed doors (Picture: AFP )So far major sporting events in the UK have gone ahead as planned – including Six Nations games, Premier League matches and the Cheltenham festival.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveBut that could change depending on the outcome of the government’s Cobra committee meeting on Thursday morning, with a move from the ‘contain’ phase to the ‘delay’ phase expected to see a ban on large public gatherings.The Premier League and Football Association have already been in discussion with the government and, according to The Times, the football season will not be postponed but instead played exclusively behind closed doors.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWhile the 3pm television blackout will still be observed on Saturdays – with officials worried about setting a precedent that would remove the protected slot – matches look set to be moved from that time period and live streamed instead.All Premier League season ticket holders, and individual match ticket holders, will be able to stream the games live from their homes.center_img PSG played Dortmund behind closed doors – though fans turned up anyway (Picture: Getty)Broadcasters will also be permitted to screen multiple games in the lunchtime and tea-time slots on Saturday, as well as on Sundays andMonday nights.Matches will be blocked from being broadcast in pubs, however, to avoid large public gatherings and will be threatened with the loss of their license if they flaunt the rules.The Premier League’s broadcasting contracts mean it would face a huge penalty if the season was terminated, hence the reluctance to follow the lead of the NBA and suspend the current campaign.MORE: Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus 48 hours after making light of the worldwide panic over the diseaseMORE: Diego Costa coughs on reporters after win against Liverpool amid coronavirus outbreakFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Premier League set to live stream all matches played behind closed doors as part of coronavirus crisis plan Matches could be played behind closed doors from this weekend onwards (Picture: Getty)The Premier League have put plans in place to live stream all matches played behind closed doors should the government decide to upgrade its response to the coronavirus pandemic.Football matches in Italy and France are already being played behind closed doors – with PSG beating Borussia Dortmund in an emptyParc des Princes stadium in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Juventus also took on Inter Milan in their Serie A title clash behind closed doors, with both teams now suspending training and going into isolation after Juve defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for Covid-19.last_img read more

6 Oct

Blend of old and new in popular Corinda

first_imgPolished timber floors feature throughout the home.The 607sq m, fully fenced yard offers plenty of room for the kids to play and pets to frolic.The size of the block is ideal for car or camping enthusiasts, providing space for trailers, camper vans and multiple cars in addition to the garage and carport.Not to mention the in-ground pool, which Mr Tavendale said he couldn’t live without.“I suffer with the heat, so I spend most of the year in there,” he said.Ray White’s Cameron Crouch said the property would make the perfect family home, particularly for an entry-level buyer.“For me, it resonates as being a great entry level property, but with everything done to it,” he said. The home has open-plan living.It was the couple’s first home and they’ve lovingly restored it to its former glory with a bit of elbow grease and fresh touches.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019But a desire to be closer to family has convinced them to sell up.“We’ve got young children and want to be closer to babysitters,” Mr Tavendale joked.The four-bedroom, post-war home blends character features such as VJ walls and polished timber floors with modern appointments.The open-plan lounge and dining is the hub of the home, connecting the eat-in kitchen, but it’s the back of the property that appeals. The home at 15 Allan Tce, CorindaPOOL?  Tick. Big backyard? Tick. Close to everything? Tick.When it comes to location, space and convenience, this home ticks all the boxes.So it’s not surprising the owner, Ryan Tavendale, still occasionally asks himself why he’s leaving.Mr Tavendale and wife Kate bought the property at 15 Allan Terrace, Corinda, in 2010 and fell in love with the place.“We love the general vibe of the neighbourhood,” he said.“We like the proximity to parks and schools and it’s convenient for me to get to work in the city.”last_img read more

26 Sep

Ronaldinho marks 40th birthday with ‘massive BBQ’ in prison

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World He wished him the best for future, while admitting he “can’t imagine what you’re going through”.Eto’o said: “Happy birthday my brother.“Hello brother, I have no words, brother. I don’t even know what to say, we are talking to see how we can encourage you.“You are my brother, my friend. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I can only ask you to have strength and to pray a lot.“I hope that all this can be solved soon, because you were frankly a good person and a good friend. From here, the black loves you very much and you can count on me for everything you need.“What I can do, I will do. And if I can’t do it, I’ll ask a friend for the favour.”Ronaldinho is spending his 40th alone in jail, a stark contrast to the lavish bashes he held in the past.For his 26th, he partied in a Barcelona nightclub until 6am.Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo teaches his children how to properly wash their handsHis 32nd, which lasted five days and cost tens of thousands of pounds, took place at a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Pele sent a greeting after last year’s bash saying: “Whenever I see Ronaldinho he always has a smile. Happy birthday my friend.”Now, those messages have been replaced with accounts from friends who speak only of how “sad” he is.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He has been told he faces spending six months behind bars.But he received some good news in the form of Instagram messages from his fellow 2002 World Cup winners.Ronaldo Nazario, 43, posted a photo of himself with Ronaldinho and the caption: “Congratulations Xará (mate)! May you overcome this difficult stage of your life with the same joy as always!”Carlos, 46, posted a photo of them playing in a game together, doing keepy-ups and hugging.He wrote in his message: “Best wishes friend Ronaldinho 40 years old, happy birthday my friend.”Ronaldinho’s former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto’o also reached out in an Instagram video as the photo of the jail-bound star tucking into his food went viral online. The Samba star is enjoying his landmark birthday in a Paraguayan prison after allegedly using a fake passport to enter the South American country.center_img Loading… Ronaldinho marked his 40th with a huge BBQ in jail – after receiving birthday messages from fellow Brazil icons Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos.Advertisementlast_img read more

17 Sep

Wisconsin out for revenge against Horizon foe

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team (27-21, 9-9 Big Ten) will complete its home schedule Wednesday against University of Illinois-Chicago (35-23, 11-4 Horizon) at 5 p.m. at Goodman Diamond in what will be the last home game for six UW seniors — Boo Gillette, Katie Layne, Kris Zacher, Natalie Phillips, Meghann Reiss and Anastasia Miller. The Badgers will attempt to avenge their 5-4 loss to the Flames earlier this season (April 6 in Chicago).“I felt like we had the game in hand and then … kinda let the game slip away,” UW head coach Karen Gallagher said of the first matchup.In one of the more frustrating games of the season, Wisconsin saw its 4-2 lead evaporate despite posting a then-season-high 12 hits. However, the Badgers stranded 11 base runners over the course of the game. The loss came amid Wisconsin’s midseason funk, where it had lost eight of nine games. Wisconsin has since rebounded and is currently on a tear, having claimed victory in 14 of its last 16 contests.The Flames are currently on top of the standings in the Horizon League, one game above Wisconsin-Green Bay, and look poised to make a run for a seventh conference title this season, after winning six of the past seven. Despite hailing from a smaller conference, the Flames have been more than competitive with Wisconsin, currently leading the all-time series 4-2 over UW.If Wisconsin is going to have any more success against UIC this time around, it will have to keep the Flames in the ballpark, as they hit three homeruns against the Badgers in the previous matchup.Illinois-Chicago is a very dangerous offensive team, with seven players posting 20-plus RBI and the top five batters all hitting above .300. The ringleader of the Flames’ offense is Cameron Astiazaran, a senior outfielder who has had a season to remember so far. Her .483 batting average is fourth best in the nation, while she is the NCAA doubles leader with 24. Astiazaran is also the team leader in every offensive category, leading the Flames with 14 homeruns and 46 RBI.Illinois-Chicago’s pitching has not been nearly as successful, however, as the Flames have a team ERA of 3.58, compared to Wisconsin’s 2.72 team ERA.Wisconsin will likely see either junior Brittany McIntyre or freshman Mercedes Lovato start. McIntyre is 17-12 with a 3.35 ERA, while Lovato has a record of 16-9 and an ERA of 3.69. Both pitched in the earlier meeting between the two teams, with Lovato getting the starting nod and receiving a shelling from Wisconsin. Lovato gave up four runs on nine hits in four innings pitched before giving way to McIntyre, who only allowed three hits and no runs in her three innings of work, earning the win. Both pitchers have been susceptible to giving up the long ball this season, as the Flames have allowed opponents to hit 39 homeruns this season, a good omen for Wisconsin, who set a school record with five homeruns in Tuesday’s second win over Valparaiso.For the Badger seniors, the last home game of their careers will be reason enough to come out firing against Illinois-Chicago.“I don’t think anything can prepare you for that moment, your last home game of your senior year,” Phillips said. “It’s going to be emotional, and I’m sure it is going to be the same way with my five other fellow seniors. We’ll be playing for each other. We always do, but it will be that euphoric feeling with it. These are our memories right here.”Gallagher, like her seniors, is looking toward Wednesday’s game with optimism and expects her team to play well, regardless of what sentimental significance the game might have.“We are just focused on getting done what we have to do on the field,” Gallagher said. “[Wednesday] should be a great day to play, and we look forward to ending out our home season with a win.”last_img read more

28 Aug

Ghana Premier League:Late equaliser spare Medeama more misery

first_imgAn added time equaliser saved the blushes of Medeama as they shared the spoils with King Faisal after drawing 1-1 in the Ghana Premier League on Saturday in Kumasi.Any hopes of Medeama correcting their worse start to the season appeared to get difficult at the Baba Yara Stadium when Wilson Andoh scored the opener from the spot after Faisal were awarded a penalty.But soon after scoring the opener, Andoh was sent off in the 44th minute after picking a red card thus reducing Faisal to ten men.It was pointing to a nightmare Premier League weekend for the Mauves who were playing against ten-man Faisal but they were saved in added time when Kwame Boahene drew them level.For Faisal, it will represent a missed opportunity to climb up the log after clinging onto their solitary lead but Medeama will count themselves lucky for leaving Kumasi with at least a point and nothing less.last_img read more