Mertens vows to help Osimhen, Petagna to settle at Napoli

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first_img Aurelio De Laurentiis has claimed the match should be moved to Portugal or Germany due to fears of coronavirus in Catalonia, but Mertens only concentrates on the game. “We don’t have to worry too much, let’s just play. [Coach Gennaro] Gattuso is charged. If you aren’t convinced about this game, you can’t play football. “We must go there to make a good impression and write history.” read also:Napoli will enjoy Osimhen’s style of play, says Nsofor The Belgium international was linked with Inter last winter but ended up renewing with the Azzurri. “I waited a little while, but in the end we did it. My future is on Saturday, I want to score against Lazio.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dries Mertens has vowed to help Victor Osimhen and Andrea Petagna settle at Napoli next season and wants to go to Barcelona to ‘write history’ in Catalonia. “I want to help the team and the young people, that’s my future. I want to help Osimhen and Petagna, we can play together. “It’s difficult to come from another country and settle in, we must help them fit in here.” Napoli lost 2-0 to Inter last time and Mertens wants to bounce back immediately and end the season with a win against Lazio on Saturday. “On Saturday we have an important match against Lazio and we must be confident and ready,” Mertens told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. But Napoli are preparing for a big match against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League on August 8, but it will be carried out behind closed doors at Camp Nou. “Anything can happen. It was strange when we first played behind closed doors against Inter, you could hear everything,” he said. “I’m used to it by now.”Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more


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first_img___Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and his wife, TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce, have started a program to donate meals to medical workers in Ohio and Texas hospitals during the global COVID-19 pandemic.Through Project FRONTLINE the couple is funding the first 250 meals, which will be delivered to Mercy Hospital in Lorain, Ohio, on Wednesday. Another 300-500 meals are going to Harris Health in Houston on Tuesday.LaForce said over the phone from Florida that former Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas has donated and the couple has been in contact with Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. about expanding the program.Smith and LaForce are both Ohio natives. Since the NFL’s business year began on March 18, the league has conducted free agency even as team facilities have been shut down and travel has been barred. Its biggest offseason event is the draft, which was scheduled for Las Vegas but now will be done remotely, with ESPN and NFL Network televising the proceedings.— Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner___The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting the coronavirus.The Premier League club says Dolors Sala Carrió died near Barcelona in the city of Manresa. She was 82. German league games have been suspended until at least April 30. Clubs and the league have discussed resuming the league without fans and with regular virus tests for players and staff.No German league games have been played since March 8.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The league says in a statement that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The league says the agreement is “a common line of action to contain” salaries for “players, coaches and members of first squads.”The reduction is equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the current season is completed.The league adds “it remains understood that the clubs will define the agreements directly with their members.”Serie A has been suspended since the government ordered a nationwide lockdown nearly a month ago. Twelve rounds remain along with four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. The Italian Cup semifinals also were interrupted after the first leg. Associated Press The clay-court tournament on Monday announced its plan to go virtual, saying it will involve “the world’s biggest tennis stars squaring off from their own homes.”There will be 150,000 euros (about $160,000) in prize money each for the men’s and women’s events, with the winners deciding how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to enter. An additional 50,000 euros (about $55,000) will be given to reduce the social impact of the pandemic.The list of players who will “compete” will be released later.The Madrid Open was supposed to be played May 1-10, but the entire European clay circuit was abandoned by the ATP and WTA. Both tours are suspended until at least July 13.Wimbledon was canceled entirely for 2020, while the French Open has been postponed from May until September. World Cup champion France has sent support to hospital workers engaged in the fight against the coronavirus.Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba were among the stars in a video released by the French soccer federation expressing their gratitude to the country’s under-pressure health workers.France has been severely hit by the virus with more than 8,000 dead and about 100,000 known infections.Mbappe says “we sing and clap for you.”___ A final decision will be made by the FIFA Bureau. That body includes the presidents of the six regional confederations.UEFA has already determined that competitions in Europe can run beyond the June 30 cut-off for player contracts.Cost-cutting is underway at many clubs and federations to deal with the financial impact of games not being played.___England coach Gareth Southgate has agreed to a 30% pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak. Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has launched a fundraising campaign to support local charitable groups addressing critical needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.Beane is donating $20,000 to the community’s United Way chapter and providing incentives for Bills fans to get involved.Fans who make a donation to the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund between Monday and April 17 will be eligible to win seven Bills-themed experiences or prizes.The prizes include joining Beane on the phone when the GM submits Buffalo’s first draft pick. Other prizes include a one-on-one Zoom interview with Beane, lunch with the GM, four tickets to Buffalo’s home opener, and a jersey autographed by quarterback Josh Allen.Proceeds will go to the community response fund. The fund aids area food banks and provides resources to health care providers and front-line responders. City says “everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Guardiola has coached City since 2016. He previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich.___Serie A says it has unanimously decided to reduce player salaries by a third if the season does not resume.The Italian soccer players’ association has not yet signed off on the deal. At least 15 players have tested positive for COVID-19.___FIFA is providing global coordination with competition organizers to provide flexibility to ensure coronavirus-derailed seasons can be completed with as little financial turmoil as possible.FIFA does not set the dates of domestic or continental club competitions but does oversee the implementation of two transfer windows during the year.A FIFA task force has been exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and has backed flexibility in shifting the transfer windows and extending player contracts to allow seasons to be completed. The Latest: Tennis via video game, anyone? Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The 2020 Madrid Open, one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the novel coronavirus, is going to be contested April 27-30 by tennis players holding controllers instead of rackets.center_img “We’re hoping people can kick in anything, $10 or $20, for a cause to help people who are putting their lives on the line every single day,” LaForce said.___Formula One race team ROKiT Williams Racing is putting an unspecified number of employees on furlough through the end of May.The team also announced senior management officials and the team’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz of Spain and Lando Norris of Britain, have taken a 20% pay cut that began April 1.“These decisions have not been taken lightly,” the team’s statement read. “However, our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff at Grove (the team headquarters) and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.” Beane praised the work being done by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, grocery-store workers and others for putting their health at risk to serve the community.___Dutch national team players, the country’s national soccer association and the sport’s main sponsor will contribute to an 11 million euro ($12 million) fund to support clubs in the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic.The Dutch soccer association says players on the men’s and women’s national teams are contributing to the fund to help amateur clubs that have been closed across the country.The country’s 3,000 soccer clubs have 1.2 million players but have seen income such as bar proceeds dry up amid the health crisis. Smolov says he is “very grateful to Celta for its support and I want to emphasize that I informed the club about every step.”Spanish media reported that the 30-year-old Smolov flew home on a private jet for the 18th birthday of Maria Yumasheva. She is the granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Smolov published photos on Instagram in January showing him and Yumasheva together on vacation.Smolov says he is abiding by an “obligatory” quarantine and remains in constant contact with Celta’s coaching staff to follow team protocol. He says he will return “as soon as the club requires.”___The Russian track federation says it will no longer give national team places to some athletes with past doping bans. April 6, 2020 ___Celta Vigo forward Fedor Smolov has left his confinement in Spain to be closer to his family back home in Russia.Smolov says he informed the Spanish club of his plan and had its support. The club could not be immediately reached to confirm whether it had authorized the player’s departure.Spain is expected to remain in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic until April 26. The country has more than 135,000 confirmed cases of the new virus with more than 13,000 deaths.Smolov wrote on Instagram that because of the closure of borders “I have found myself obligated to return to Russia to be closer to my family.” Southgate has a reported salary of 3 million pounds ($3.6 million) per year.English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham says the organization’s highest earners will take a temporary pay reduction of 30% and others in the senior management team have agreed to a 15% cut.Bullingham says the total financial impact on the FA is currently forecast to be around 100 million pounds ($120 million) because of the postponement of England internationals, FA Cup matches and other events at Wembley Stadium. He says the cost could rise to more than 150 million pounds ($180 million) depending on the length of the crisis.All FA employees earning 50,000 pounds ($60,000) or more per year will take a temporary pay reduction of 7.5% and the British government’s furlough scheme is being looked at as a contingency plan.___ The next potential tournament is the BMW International Open in Germany from June 25-28.___Bayern Munich players have returned to training in small groups despite restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.The decision by the German champions came after some rival clubs made similar moves. Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have had players train in pairs or small groups.Bayern said Sunday that the training session would “be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities.” The club added that “it goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.” A doctor at French soccer club Reims has killed himself after getting infected with the coronavirus.Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet told Le Parisien newspaper Bernard Gonzalez “is a collateral victim of COVID-19 because he had tested positive and was in isolation for 14 days. I know he had left a note to explain his decision.”Officials at the club say Gonzalez died Sunday. He was 60.Gonzalez had worked at the club for 23 years.Reims remembered Gonzalez as a man with the “soul of an artist” who was in love with the six-time champions. ___Two more golf events on the European Tour have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.That ensures there will be no play until the end of June at the earliest.The Trophée Hassan II in Morocco from June 4-7 was postponed and the following week’s Scandinavian Mixed tournament in Stockholm was canceled and will now be played in 2021.Eleven tour events have been either postponed or canceled because of the virus outbreak. The federation said Sunday it won’t select athletes who were given bans since November 2015 for a range of doping and doping-related offenses, or who work with a coach who was banned since that date.The move could be subject to a legal challenge. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has struck down similar national selection rules before if it deems they impose extra punishments on athletes who have served their doping bans. CAS overturned a British Olympic Association rule in 2012 that athletes previously banned for doping could not be selected for the Olympic team.The rules come as the Russian federation’s new management tries to mend its relationship with World Athletics. Russia has been suspended from international track competitions since 2015 for widespread doping.The federation last month formally admitted wrongdoing in a case where fake medical documents were used to give a Russian athlete an alibi for being unavailable for testing. It is facing a $10 million fine and a cap of 10 athletes for its track team at the next Olympics.___ The move follows a similar announcement last week by McLaren’s F1 team.___The NFL is planning a telethon to aid coronavirus relief efforts during the draft from April 23-25, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans.The people tell The Associated Press that the league hopes its massive reach will raise awareness and funds in battling the pandemic. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the telethon has not been announced publicly.Details on conducting the telethon and charities that will benefit will be released soon.last_img read more


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first_imgKylian Mbappe starred in a 4-3 goal harvest encounter that left Messi and Argentina bruised and expelled from the World Cup in the round of 16.With the pace of Usain Bolt and the skill of Ronaldo Nazario De Lima, the young PSG attacker tore a clueless Argentina defence into shreds, scoring a brace and causing a penalty which was beautifully dispatched by Antoinne Griezmann.Pavard scored a sensation of a goal to cancel out an Argentina lead scored through a callous deflection but Di Maria’s cracker could linger on as one of the classics of the tournament with Aguero’s header later on counting for nothing more than a consolation.It was a game of epic proportions by two heavyweights; a game that could easily pass for the final, but had to be settled in the round of 16. One of the heavyweights was to go home early and it was Messi and his messy men who did. They may feel delighted not to have been humiliated by one of the favorites of the tournament.Griezmann gave a signal of the ruthlessness of the French side when he rattled the goal post with a free-kick in just seven minutes but found the net five minutes later from the spot.Kylian Mbappe had bolted from his own half, beating more than five Argentinian men on his path with his pace and skill until he was clipped by Rojo  in the vital area for a well-deserved penalty. Griezmann stepped up and with confidence threw the goalkeeper one way and sent the ball another for an important opener for the French side.In the 19th minute,  Mbappe again outrun three Argentina defencemen after he latched on to a sweet long searching ball from Pogba but was brought down again just at the edge of the box. Pogba blew the resulting free-kick much to the relief of Argentina.The Albiceleste had been quiet enjoy possession in their own half but creating nothing. Messi had been kept in check by Matuidi and Kante. If Argentina would score it had to come from another player and it had to be special to beat well-composed defence men, marshaled around Umtiti and Varane.That moment came in the 41st minute and it was Angel Di Maria, who struck from 30 yards after he was left totally unmarked. With his cultured left foot, he curled a powerful one to the top left corner of the post and left Hugo Lloris flying in midair and touching nothing but picking the ball later on from his net. If Argentina ended the first half on the high with a screamer, they started the second in fabulous fashion with a goal that was in no way classy but good enough to give the  Albiceleste hope of qualifying into the last eight.With just three minutes into the half, Gabriel Mercardo toe-poked a soft Messi shot for a wicked deflection for Argentina’s second goal.France nearly equalized in the 55th minute after a howler by Fazio nearly gave Griezmann a gift but the stray pass towards the goal keeper had gone too acute for Griezmann to squeeze it through.The Bleus lifted up their game and their effort yielded fruits in extraordinary fashion. Benjamin Pavard bent over a cross from the left in the 57th minute and fired a half-volley which flew past Armani for a great equalizer. 2-2 it was and game on.In the 63rd minute, however, Mbappe punished a leaky Argentina defence by picking on a rebound, sneaking through a forest of legs before firing low in the six-yard, too low for the tall Argentine goalkeeper to bend. Five minutes later the PSG man struck again this time, by crowning a total team effort with a well-placed strike from the right.The French men combined well with a defense-splitting passes and when Giroud found Mbappe on the last line of attack, the Argentine defence had been caught pants down. Mbappe struck and put the game beyond the reach of the Argentines.With the work almost done Didier Dechamps decided to take out his best man, Mbappe; Somehow, around the same time, Sampaoli, also decided, belatedly, to bring in one of his best men, Aguero in a desperate  attempt to get a goalWith few minutes of playing time, Aguero showed his place was on the pitch and not on the bench when he gave the Albiceleste a lifeline with a fine header from close range but with just a minute of play left it was too little too late for a comeback. Not even a last gasp of attack will give the Argentines any hope even if it sent the French a little bit on the edge but on the stroke of full time it was France who qualified ahead of Argentina.last_img read more