The Latest: Italy soccer clubs allowed up to 5 substitutions

first_imgLiverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all.Police originally indicated they wanted Liverpool’s second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield.But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium.The Merseyside derby against Everton could still be played away from Goodison Park on June 21. The league says the venue is still to be confirmed.Liverpool leads Manchester City by two points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought. But Liverpool could clinch the trophy in its first game back against Everton if City loses to Arsenal on June 17. Italian competitions will adopt the temporary law change when they resume next week.There can still be only three pauses to send on substitutes. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra timeSerie A is set to resume on June 20 with the Italian Cup being completed in the previous week.___Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji have been fined by the German soccer league for breaking coronavirus-related restrictions to get haircuts. The Latest: Italy soccer clubs allowed up to 5 substitutions ___Chelsea has been declared Women’s Super League champion after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.The English Football Association’s board decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March.Chelsea had seven games remaining.City will still qualify for the Champions League with Chelsea. Liverpool has been relegated. June 5, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches.center_img ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups.The AFC says the planned schedule must comply with “government travel and medical restrictions” in the 40 countries taking part.Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year.Four Asian teams will advance directly to the World Cup in Qatar. A fifth team will enter an intercontinental playoff round.___ Associated Press The league says Sancho and Akanji “apparently violated general hygiene and infection protection standards” to have a barber visit them at home. There were no facemasks visible in photos posted on social media.There were similar photos of Dortmund teammates Dan-Axel Zagadou and Raphäel Guerreiro with Düsseldorf-based barber Winnie Nana Karkari but they were not mentioned in the league’s statement. The Bild tabloid reported that Karkari also visited Dortmund players Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard last Thursday.The league says “it goes without question that professional soccer players also need their hair cut” but “this must be done in accordance with the medical-organizational concept at the moment.”___The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed.last_img read more

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NFF Names Osun FA Office after Ogunjobi

first_imgHe was buried in Ibadan on March 15, 2019. According to a media release by the NFF, the Executive Committee endorsed a pronouncement of the President of NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick to christen the Mini-Secretariat being constructed in Osogbo, Osun State capital as Taiwo Ogunjobi Football House.Ogunjobi was the chairman of Osun State FA when he died.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has decided to honour the late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi by naming the mini secretariat being constructed for the Osun FA in Osogbo after the late football figure.Ogunjobi was a former international footballer and administrator who died on February 11, the 35th anniversary of his international debut for Nigeria.Sports Village Square recalls that Ogunjobi was one of the players that featured in the goalless outing that Nigeria had in the Los Angeles Olympic Games qualifying match with Morocco in Lagos.last_img read more

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Stanford upsets No. 1 USC on late goal

first_imgIt was a slugfest on Saturday for No. 1 USC men’s water polo’s matchup at No. 3 Stanford, and the Trojans couldn’t quite pull off a win, dropping a tight 11-10 game in Palo Alto.Go to war · Senior driver Kostas Genidounias notched three goals in a losing effort on Saturday. The Athens, Greece, native has 57 goals this year. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThough the Trojans are used to playing rematches at this point in the season, USC and Stanford had not met in the 2014 season before Saturday. The teams missed each other in the NorCal Classic, where Stanford played in the championship game and USC played in the third-place game, and the SoCal Tournament, where USC played in the championship and Stanford played in the third-place game.Stanford and USC exchanged goals in the first. By the end of the first frame, the Cardinal and the Trojans were tied 2-2. In the second frame, however, Stanford would distance themselves from the Trojans. The third-place finishers at the SoCal tournament scored three unanswered goals to gain a 5-2 lead at the half.The Trojans would fight their way back to a one-goal deficit at 5-6, but the Cardinal would start to distance itself again regaining its three-goal lead at 8-5. Despite that, a goal by senior driver Rex Butler would get USC back within two goals going into the fourth frame. Sophomore driver Nick Bell, who recently earned MPSF Player of the Week honors, and senior driver Kostas Genidounias would bring the Trojans back to even with the Cardinal in the fourth at 8-8.The rest of the game was spent with the two powerhouse teams trading goals. Bell tied it up at 9-9, and Butler would tie it up at 10-10 after Stanford had retaken the lead again.Though the Trojans scored in the last minute to beat California by one goal in the SoCal Tournament Championship a week ago, Stanford scored a last-minute goal against the Trojans to take an 11-10 lead with 41 seconds to go. Freshman driver Grant Stein provided USC’s last-ditch effort but his shot hit the crossbar with 10 seconds to go. The Trojans never held a lead in the game by the time the final buzzer sounded.Having recently been on both sides of a late game-winning goal, USC head coach Jovan Vavic knows these close games are the result of a combination of luck and preparation.“I always believe that hard working teams always create their own luck,” Vavic said. “To me the luck is created by the teams who want it more, teams that work harder, the team that is better prepared, the team that’s more determined. Luck in life, not just in sports, follows the people who work harder, people that are expecting to do well, people that are not afraid of failure.”Though the Trojans have a very young team this season, a few members of the squad must have had flashbacks to a similar loss against Stanford last year, when then-No. 2 USC hosted then-No. 4 Stanford. In that game, the Cardinal controlled the game until the Trojans took a lead in overtime. But Stanford stole a 17-16 win with a shocking buzzer beater on the last second of overtime.Perhaps the freshmen who weren’t here for that loss could have benefited from that experience, as no freshmen scored for USC on Saturday. In fact, only four Trojans scored in total. Three of the scorers were seniors. Butler, led the Trojans in scoring with four goals, Genidounias had three, and senior two-meter Max Hurst-Mendoza added one. Only one non-senior scored, and that was sophomore Bell, who had two goals.While the Trojans were not exactly on their game, Stanford goalie Drew Holland was. He averaged 8.77 saves per game going into the contest, but racked up 20 saves against the Trojans, twice as many as USC freshman goalkeeper McQuin Baron.Vavic explained that Stanford’s goalie’s dominance frustrated the Trojans.“In the first two quarters of the game, we went 2-for-20 shooting,” Vavic said. “That’s 10 percent. We shot the ball very poorly and very unintelligently, and we got the goalie hot. When you get the goalie hot, it’s tough because in water polo when the goalie blocks a couple of shots early in the game he gets confident, and it becomes tougher and tougher.”This weekend top-ranked USC lost to No. 3 Stanford and No. 2 Cal lost to No. 4 UCLA, which continues a trend of parity among the top few teams in the MPSF.Next up for the Trojans is a trip to take on LMU on Thursday, Oct. 23, before returning home for just their second home game of the season for a rematch against Pacific on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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Football injuries are piling up before season opener

first_imgSenior inside linebacker Cameron Smith (center) has been participating in a limited capacity to protect his strained hamstring. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Trojan football team has been hit with its fair share of injuries over the last few weeks as training camp has nearly run its course. Although a number of important starters have missed time, they’ve been lucky enough to avoid any potential season ending injuries up to this point. Here are some of the players still out due to injury whose absence could affect the starting lineup in Week 1:Porter Gustin Predator LinebackerGustin came into this offseason with enormous expectations, as one of the leaders of the team and one of its most talented members. However, the edge-rusher’s training camp was cut short by a meniscus tear three days in. Fortunately, Gustin’s injury doesn’t seem to be severe; coaches are optimistic that he could be ready to play by the opener against UNLV. In his absence, redshirt freshman Hunter Echols and redshirt junior Christian Rector have traded snaps at his spot with the first team. Look for both players, especially Echols, to spend time there if Gustin does miss games or has his workload managed.Cameron Smith Inside LinebackerThe two-time team leader in tackles missed a majority of training camp due to what head coach Clay Helton described as a strained hamstring. All indications point to the injury being relatively mild, with the coaches repeatedly stipulating that Smith has been held out more for precautionary reasons than anything else. He’s been doing some drill work over the last week, and should be in line to make a full return this week. In Smith’s absence, junior Jordan Iosefa, the starter at outside linebacker opposite Porter Gustin, was moved into his “Mike” linebacker spot while freshman Kana’i Mauga assumed Iosefa’s position. At this point though, there’s no reason not to think Smith won’t be the one lining up in the center of the defense come Sept. 9.Michael PittmanWide ReceiverAfter a breakout second half of last season and a tremendous offseason, Pittman is expected to be paired with redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns as the team’s two starting outside receivers. However, an AC joint sprain has kept him out of practice for the last week and a half. Redshirt sophomore Josh Imatorbhebhe filled in for him, until an ankle injury he suffered in the first scrimmage gave Amon-Ra St. Brown the opportunity to play there instead. Pittman should be a full-go at some point this week, and barring unforeseen complications, he should be starting Week 1 If his shoulder does continue to affect him, however, St. Brown has shown enough to warrant faith in him as a starting outside receiver.Austin Jackson/Clayton Bradley  Left TackleBradley and Jackson have spent the whole offseason jockeying for the nod as the team’s starting left tackle, and it seemed like Jackson had earned the position before both players were left injured. Jackson has been held out with a rolled ankle while Bradley is dealing with a tweaked back. Both Jackson and Bradley should be healthy for the opener. In their absence, redshirt freshman Jalen McKenzie has taken the majority of snaps with the first team at left tackle.Ykili RossStrong SafetyRoss was expected to compete for the starting strong safety position with sophomore Bubba Bolden before a hamstring issue knocked him out early in camp. His return timeline may be a bit more behind  senior Cameron Smith, who suffered a similar injury on the same day. However, he should be ready by the season. In his absence, Bolden has performed well with the first team, and it’s unlikely that Ross will supplant him immediately after returning. He could find his way into a role as a preferred backup however, spelling Bolden at times and stepping up in the case of an injury.last_img read more

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Mortgage Rates Approach 5 Percent

first_img After rising for two consecutive weeks, mortgage rates approached the 5 percent mark during the week, rising 19 basis points to 4.9 percent according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Markets survey released on Thursday. With this increase, Freddie Mac said that rates had risen to their highest point in seven years.While the 30-year fixed rate mortgage increased from 4.7 percent last week to 4.9 percent, it had averaged 3.91 percent during the same period last year. The survey revealed that the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage also rose from 4.15 percent last week to 4.29 percent and had stood at 3.21 percent during the same period in 2017.Similarly, the five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) rose to 4.07 percent from 4.01 percent. The rate had averaged 3.16 percent during the same time last year.Looking at the macro trends that impacted mortgage rates this week, Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, Realtor.com said that the jump was the result of investors being prompted by inflation concerns and the strong jobs report to demand higher rates to compensate for the lower value of future dollars.In terms of the impact of this rise on the housing market, Sam Khater, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac said that rising rates along with high and escalating home prices were “putting downward pressure on purchase demand.”According to Khater, “While the monthly payment remains affordable due to the still low mortgage rate environment, the primary hurdle for many borrowers today is the down payment and that is the reason home sales have decreased in many high-priced markets.”However, with the rates approaching the 5 percent mark, Hale said that  though a 5 percent mortgage rate was historically low, crossing this threshold could have a ‘sticker shock effect’ on some buyers currently in the market. “We could see some buyers, especially first timers, leave the market next week as a result,” Hale predicted. Mortgage Rates Approach 5 Percent October 11, 2018 484 Views Freddie Mac Homebuyers HOUSING loans Mortgage Rates 2018-10-11 Radhika Ojhacenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Sharelast_img read more

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