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Motta new Genoa favourite?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Former Genoa midfielder Thiago Motta is emerging as the favourite to replace Aurelio Andreazzoli as the club’s Coach. Genoa seemed to be warming to ex-Juventus assistant Massimo Carrera after they were again rejected by Gennaro Gattuso. However, Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports owner Enrico Preziosi is “intrigued” by the idea of bringing in Motta. The 37-year-old relaunched his playing career with the Rossoblu during the 2008-09 campaign as he went on to join Inter and Paris Saint-Germain. He moved into coaching with PSG’s Under-19 team last season but vacated the role over the summer. The former Italy international is also currently enrolled on an FIGC coaching course at Coverciano.last_img read more

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Mazzarri demands ‘same Juve spirit’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Torino boss Walter Mazzarri has called on his side to show the same hunger against Brescia as they did in the derby with Juventus last week. The Granata lost the derby 1-0 to a Matthijs de Ligt goal, but Mazzarri – speaking at his pre-Brescia Press conference – was happy with the performance of his team. “In the derby we regained our compactness, we put in a strong performance. The lads must show the same spirit as they did against Juve. “We must make the most of this positivity, we have to face every team the same way we did last Saturday.” The former Watford coach has a mini injury crisis on his hands, with Simone Zaza the latest to fall victim. “I had times in the past when I had lots of players absent [through injury], but I never talked about it. “There’s no need to cry about it. I don’t want any alibis, I just want to motivate the players who come in as replacements.” Among those is winger Iago Falque, although Mazzarri was more positive about Spaniard and winger Alex Berenguer. “Iago’s had an awkward year. He had an injury and now he has another not so small. We hope to get him back soon. Berenguer’s doing well.”last_img read more

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Pjanic allays injury fears

first_imgMiralem Pjanic has reassured Juventus fans that the injury he suffered against Lecce does not look serious. The midfielder was replaced by Sami Khedira 24 minutes into the second half of the 1-1 draw with the newly-promoted side, coming off with a suspected thigh problem. After completing tests this morning, the Bosnian put up a picture on Instagram with his thumb up and the caption “all is good” to dampen fears of a long-term injury. However, it remains to be seen if he will be fit enough to take to the field against Genoa this Wednesday or in the Derby della Mole with Torino after that. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Montella: ‘Cagliari superior in every way’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Vincenzo Montella has to concede “Cagliari were superior in every way” after his Fiorentina were flattened 5-2. “We didn’t wake up until 5-0 down.” Only a late brace from young striker Dusan Vlahovic, his debut Serie A goals, prevented it being an even heavier result at the Sardegna Arena. “There’s no much to say, really,” shrugged the coach on DAZN. “Cagliari were superior in every way, tactically, physically, psychologically and above all – which is the real problem – temperamentally. “We were too soft in every challenge and didn’t wake up until after we went 5-0 down. The only positive was the late Vlahovic brace, which was probably because by that stage we were no longer under any pressure to get a result. “I had been waiting since last season for Vlahovic to score this goal and he finally shrugged off that pressure, towards the end putting in the kind of performance I expect from someone with his potential. “It’s a very young squad, we know that, and there are the issues that go with that lack of experience. We were not mentally at 100 per cent, we made big mistakes all over the pitch.”last_img read more

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New Italy away kit unveiled

first_img Image credit figc.it Italy have unveiled their new away shirt, following in the vein of their controversial green jersey. The kit, which bears the tagline ‘Crafted From Culture’, will be worn during Italy’s final two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Armenia. Puma says it has “combined a modern design with a Renaissance-inspired pattern, integrating them into a white jersey.” “The design offers an elegant, typically Italian look, which blends the culture and style of the country in an international kit, with the aim of enhancing the aspirations of success of the new generation, with a view to future European Championship and World Cup commitments,” the FIGC added in its Press release. The shirt takes its stylistic cues from the commemorative green jersey the Azzurri wore during the previous international break. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Cricket writer Peter Roebuck committed suicide, says South African police

first_imgFormer Somerset captain and well-known commentator and journalist Peter Roebuck has committed suicide, the South African police said.Roebuck, aged 55, died at his hotel in Newlands, Cape Town where he was covering the current Test series between Australia and South Africa.South African police released a statement confirming that Roebuck took his own life, reported ESPN Cricinfo.”This office can confirm that an incident occurred last night at about 21:15 at a hotel in Claremont where a 55-year-old British national who worked as an Australian commentator committed suicide,” the statement said.”The circumstances surrounding this incident is being conducted. An inquest docket has been opened for investigation,” it said.Roebuck was covering Australia’s ongoing Test tour, including as a radio commentator for the ABC.”He was spoken to by local police on his return to the Southern Sun Hotel Newlands Saturday night after he had been out to dinner,” the report said.A statement issued by the hotel said “an incident that occurred at Southern Sun Newlands” was currently under full police investigation.Roebuck was the captain of Somerset in the 1980s before beginning a long media career, primarily working for Fairfax and the ABC.He wrote for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).Fairfax Media, which publishes SMH, issued a statement on the death of Roebuck.”It is with great shock that we have learnt today that Peter Roebuck has died in Newlands, South Africa.””Peter was not only an extremely gifted cricket writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, he was also one of Australia’s most popular cricket commentators for the ABC. In his youth he played for the English county Somerset, then made his home in Australia. In recent years he built a reputation as one of the best columnists on the sport,” Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood was quoted as saying in Sydney Morning Herald.advertisementRoebuck’s death came as a shock to the cricket world. “It is one of the saddest days in my life,” said former Test spinner and ABC cricket commentator Kerry O’Keeffe.The manager of ABC Grandstand, Craig Norenbergs, praised Roebuck for his work in broadcasting and reporting cricket.”Incredibly sad news. He was an integral part of the Grandstand commentary team apart from being a magnificent print journalist,” said Norenbergs.”For us he could describe a game of cricket in such a way that even if you didn’t like the game, you liked the way that he went about his business.”Roebuck would regularly travel with the Australian cricket team and split the rest of his year living between Sydney and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.Born in England, Roebuck had a fine cricket career before pursuing media interests.He made his first class debut for Somerset in 1974 and played 335 four-day matches and 298 county one-day games. He scored 33 first-class centuries and passed 1,000 runs nine times in 12 seasons of country cricket.John Stern, former editor of The Wisden Cricketer said: “Shocking and sad news about Peter Roebuck. One of the two or three best writers on cricket in the world.”Lawrence Booth, editor of the Wisden Almanack said: “Cricket has lost one hell of an intellect and a bloke who cared deeply about the game. I always read Peter Roebuck with complete admiration.”Roebuck penned several books on cricket. His diary of the 1983 season, ‘It Never Rains’ established him as one of cricket’s most insightful and strong voices. He also wrote an autobiography ‘Sometimes I Forgot To Laugh’.last_img read more

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Olympics 2012: Police says no to FBI

first_imgA senior British police officer has firmly ruled out deployment of any foreign armed guards, including the FBI of the US, in London during the 2012 Olympics.Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison insisted that armed agents from other countries will not be permitted at the Olympic Games. Moreover, the National Olympic Security coordinator maintained that preparations of safety and security are “in a good place”.Allison rubbished reports that the United States was dissatisfied with security arrangements and would send up to 500 armed FBI agents to protect US interests.Allison confirmed that most countries are likely to send “security liaison officers” who will work with British police.”Some teams bring liaison officers with them, they’re not protection officers,” he added.- With inputs from IANSlast_img read more

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NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian starts life after Soltones era

first_imgSan Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb said they’ve brushed off last season’s championship heartbreak after they saw their thrice-to-beat advantage crumble against title-holder Arellano University.“We’re already looking at the future,” said Gorayeb. “In fact, after this year, we have four or five recruits coming in and we expect them to really make a significant impact on the team right away.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSan Sebastian will now rely on the defensive leadership of Alyssa Eroa while leaning on May Guillema, Joyce Stan Rita, and Dangie Encarnacion on offense.“We’re still a fighting team but we have to avoid injuries,” said Gorayeb. Champions Lady Chiefs will start their title defense against Mapua with Jovielyn Prado leading the charge against te Lady Cardinals at 1:30 pm.Backing up Prado are Regine Arocha, Necole Ebuen, and Andrea Marzan as Arellano shoots for its third title in four years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThings will be a lot different for San Sebastian as it starts life in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament without three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones who graduated from the team in 2016.The Lady Stags will face off against Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 12 pm opening game at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Mountain bike world champ seriously hurt in car crash ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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