Messi and Ronaldo paid too much? Check out Giancarlo Stanton’s contract

first_img Stanton has hit 154 home runs during five MLB seasons and was top scorer last season with 37 despite missing the final 17 games after being struck in the face. CET Stanton, 25, took hime 537,000 USD last season, but his new contract will lift that to a staggering 25million USD annually – 154,321 USD for each of the 162 games which form a regular MLB season. 19/11/2014 American baseball side the Miami Marlins have reached a contract agreement with Giancarlo Stanton that makes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look underpaid.  The Puerto Rican has signed a deal which is the most lucrative in the history of US sports.  Upd. at 19:20 EFE / Sport EN Overall, the deal is worth 325m USD over 13 years. But while that is the highest ever, it does work out at less annually than the 292m USD signed by Detroit’s Migeul Cabrera over 10 years.last_img read more

Iker Muniain could miss Copa del Rey final with knee strain

first_img CEST Sport EN 05/04/2015 Iker Muniain could miss the Copa del Rey final after suffering an injury to his left knee against Sevilla. Muniain went in for a challenge with Ever Banega and was taken taken from the field on a stretcher.  He was clearly in a lot of pain as he left the pitch and has a sprain in his left knee.center_img Barcelona take on Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey final on May 30. Athletic tweeted at half-time that they would carry out further tests on the midfielder. They lost the game 2-0 and put in an all-round weak display at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.  Upd. at 13:03 last_img

Carrasco and Gimenez to miss Atletico’s game with Villarreal

first_img Sport EN CET 15/02/2016 Villarreal’s visit to the Spanish capital promises to be an entertaining game.  Carrasco was taken off on a stretcher in the second half after a challenge from Damian Suarez.  They will also be without defender Jose Maria Gimenez, who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Sunday’s win over Getafe. However, he is also a doubt for next week’s Champions League clash with PSV and the Madrid derby the following Saturday.   He will definitely miss the game at the Vicente Calderon with an ankle injury, therefore. Upd. at 18:35 Marcelino’s side are currently fourth in La Liga with 48 points, while Atletico are second with 54. Atletico Madrid have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Yannick Carrasco will miss this weekend’s game with Villarreal.last_img read more

Two gifts that could hand Barcelona the title: Atletico & Madrid slip up

first_imgAtletico Madrid, like Real Madrid, can’t keep up with Barcelona’s rhythm. The Rojiblanco drew with Villarreal (0-0) on Sunday and are now eight points behind Luis Enrique’s side, a distance which you can technically add another point to due to the Catalan side’s head-to-head and goal difference advantage.  21/02/2016 Albert Masnou Atletico have only conceded 11 goals in their 25 games this season, although they have not been as efficient at the other end of the pitch. Madrid, for their part, also drew on Sunday. They were held by Malaga and are now nine points behind Barça. Los Blancos have struggled away from the Santiago Bernabeu this season and have only won once of their last four away games in the league (Granada). It’s been the perfect weekend for Barcelona. As well as the Madrid sides, the teams in fourth and fifth – Villarreal and Sevilla – also drew, leaving Barça 22 points clear of Sevilla. Upd. on 22/02/2016 at 14:28 CET In these circumstances, the question is obligatory: Is La Liga over already? It’s difficult to answer. In 2003-04, after 25 games as well, Madrid were eight points clear of Valencia, only for Los Che to win the title. However, given Barça’s performances in comparison to Atletico and Real, it seems unlikely will see such a drastic change in the table. In addition, the two capital city clubs meet each other next weekend at the Bernabeu and the loser will be left needing a miracle if they want to win the title. last_img read more

Zidane reveals he was ‘concerned’ by Real Madrid’s performance

first_img Casemiro scored an 89th minute winner to rescue the three points for Madrid after it seemed a late Willian Jose goal had secured a point for the home side.  CET Zidane admitted he was “concerned” by the performance and suggested an immediate improvement is necessary.  The French coach also disputed claims that football is unfair, suggesting Madrid were still worthy winners against Las Palmas.  14/03/2016 “I don’t think football is unfair,” he continued, “we won the match because of two set-plays, which are part of football. Upd. at 13:57 “We got three points, but we will have to go over the game and analyse what happened because I am concerned about the second half. Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid won’t win anything if they can’t improve on their performance away at Las Palmas on Sunday.  Sport EN “If we want to win [a trophy], we will have to play better. If we don’t [play better], we will not go anywhere, but I’m convinced we can put on a better performance.” “I am happy with the win, but a little bit angry with the second half performance,” he said in his post-match press conference. “Las Palmas did well and put us in trouble with players who are good on the ball, but beyond that, it’s our performance which bothers me.”last_img read more

Adidas store starts selling Dybala No 10 shirts… so Paul Pogba’s going

first_imgPaul Pogba is close to sealing his move to Manchester United and that much has been made clear in the Adidas shop in Paris. The sportswear company have started selling the new bianconera shirts and next to the No 9 of Gonzalo Higuain is the No 10… of Paulo Dybala. However, that was Pogba’s number last season.  CEST 04/08/2016 Sport ENcenter_img Upd. at 15:32 Although in Juventus’ own shop they have not started selling this season’s shirts, they have not made a comment about the Adidas store selling Dybala 10 jerseys. Dybala wore the 21 shirt in Juventus last season and with his good form, has earned the right to wear the No 10… just as soon as the current incumbent leaves it.last_img

If UEFA don’t punish PSG, Tebas will go to CAS and the EU

first_img EFE/Sport EN He wants PSG to be “sanctioned in the appropriate way” and can’t believe their incomings, and those of Manchester City, can “surpass those of known brands like Manchester United and Real Madrid”. “They are artificial incomings,” said Tebas. 11/09/2017 CEST Upd. at 14:37 He told L’Equipe: “We ask that PSG respect FFP. They are not doing it because their incomings don’t correspond to their market value.”  Si la UEFA no sanciona al PSG, Tebas recurrirá al TAS y a la UE La Liga president Javier Tebas has reiterated his demand for UEFA to investigate PSG under Financial Fair Play rules and would even go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport or the European Union if they don’t sanction the French side. IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Boxing: Kell Brook removed from Joseph Parker vs Dillian Whyte undercard

first_imgAdvertisement weNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsk8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E23o58f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qnhmvWould you ever consider trying this?😱5fyyCan your students do this? 🌚4xRoller skating! Powered by Firework IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has been pulled from his fight on July 28. Issues with his conditioning in training seem to be the culprit. Controversy seems to be attached to Brook as of late. Recently, we reported the WBC dropping him in their rankings due to him not enrolling into VADA’s testing program.Advertisement A few days later, he enrolled and showed proof in the form of a twitter post in order to be reinstated in the rankings. In the same post, he mentioned he was ready for his upcoming fight. Brandon Cook (20-1, 13 KOs), was the opponent which would have been his second fight after losing to Errol Spence.Advertisement It remains to be seen what Eddie Hearn has in store for Brook’s future. Of course, there is the everlasting rivalry with Amir Khan. However, Khan is currently scheduled to take on fringe contender Samuel Vargas in September.Then, of course, Brook has mentioned facing Errol Spence in a rematch at junior middleweight. This is highly unlikely simply because Spence is looking to unify at welterweight.Advertisement There is also the recent beef with WBC champion Jermell Charlo, who claims he would go to the U.K. to fight Brook. Charlo is coming off of a win against former WBA champion Austin Trout in June. This fight has the highest possibility of taking place over the aforementioned. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement 445t2NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E64w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9o53lWould you ever consider trying this?😱gmlumfCan your students do this? 🌚nciyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Football legend and LaLiga Ambassador, Robert Pires visited India for the inaugurationAdvertisement NEW DELHI, Oct. 4th 2018 – LaLiga’s historic grassroots football development programme in India, LaLiga Football Schools was launched in New Delhi. Inaugurated by football great, Robert Pires, LaLiga Football Schools is a one of its kind initiative by a European league in India to contribute towards the growth of the sport in the country.LaLiga Football Schools, in India in partnership with India On Track (IOT), are being launched across the country, in cities including Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and of course the national capital, New Delhi. LaLiga aims to have over 30 schools, training over 3000 nationwide by the turn of the year.Advertisement The intensive training programme will be overseen by Technical Director, Javier Cabrera, who is a UEFA PRO Licensed Football Coach with wide experience of working with professional football clubs and academies. He is a former FC Barcelona Escola Coach in Virginia State, USA and has spent more than 13 years coaching in countries like Spain, India, and USA. Students from age group of 6 to 18 years will be the focus for the programme, which will be delivered using LaLiga’s technical curriculum and detailed methodology.Advertisement The football environment in India is in a transformational phase, where the sport is receiving increasing following from audiences. In the last few years, the scale of growth has been rapid and massive. LaLiga, a global frontrunner in football, has undertaken several initiatives to bolster the development of the game in the region. The monumental move to start LaLiga Football Schools in India aims at contributing further and inspiring young Indians to take up football.Jose Cachaza, Head of LaLiga India said, “Launching the first LaLiga Football School is a very proud moment for us. We want every child in India to have access to the best training methodology to realise their full potential in the game and for that, we are going to deliver our training programmes across the country. India has massive potential to make a mark at the global stage in football, and I hope LaLiga Football Schools aids their dreams.”Robert Pires, LaLiga Ambassador said, “LaLiga Football Schools is an excellent initiative to help develop the game in India. It will give access to the world’s best curriculum and facilities to young children in the country who want to pursue football. I can see India becoming a force to reckon with in the coming years in world football.”Vivek Sethia, Founder and CEO, India On Track, said “India On Track has always partnered with top sporting entities to provide the talented youth of the country with the best possible training opportunities to create future champions. Our partnership with LaLiga Football Schools provides students with a singular platform to learn football through world-class Spanish training and methodologies.”This has been an unforgettable year for football fans in India with every LaLiga match being shown live and free on Facebook for the next three seasons, as well as over 100 matches live on Sony Ten. In addition to that Girona FC became the first LaLiga team to play in India when they visited Kerala in July.With the launch of LaLiga’s historic grassroots programme in India, football fans in the country can continue to be inspired and push Indian football to greater heights. Advertisementlast_img read more

No happy reunion for Rafa Benitez as Liverpool put 4 past hapless Newcastle

first_imgAdvertisement x3zkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VstWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1u6nja2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9tfeageWould you ever consider trying this?😱7v31Can your students do this? 🌚aezRoller skating! Powered by Firework Liverpool trashed Newcastle United with a margin of 4-0 at the Anfield on Wednesday to stay at the top of the table in the English Premier League. Jurgen Klopp only made three changes in the matchday squad after the game against Wolves on Friday. Trent Alexander Arnold was back in the starting lineup of the Reds after missing out some matches due to injury.Advertisement Xherdan Shaqiri was also back in the matchday squad. Dejan Lovren’s powerful shot gave Liverpool the lead in the first half of the match. Mohamed Salah was fouled in  the penalty box by one defender of Newcastle United. The penalty was awarded to the Reds and Mohamed Salah made no mistake to make it 2-0. Xherdan Shaqiri scored the third goal for Liverpool.Advertisement Fabinho was brought in place of Wijnaldum in the second half of the match. Daniel Sturridge also came in place of Roberto Firmino. Andrew Robertson was also subbed off at the 82nd minute to keep him fit for the Arsenal. Fabinho scored the last goal of the match for Liverpool from the pass provided by Mohamed Salah. Liverpool are currently enjoying 6 points lead over Tottenham Hotspur. The Reds will face Arsenal next in the Premier League on Saturday.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more