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Argos Surge Past Badgers, 2-0

By on September 23, 2020

first_img BOX SCORE Alabama Huntsville 10/21/2016 – 7:30 pm With the first half coming to a close, UWF (5-5-1, 4-1-1 GSC) took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break after Kameron Bethell ran through a wall of defenders and tucked a shot inside the far post for his second goal of the season in the 44th minute. Phil D’Amico posted his fourth shutout of the season, which stands as the second highest total amongst goalkeepers in the GSC. D’Amico stopped the one shot on goal the Badgers presented. UWF awaits homecoming weekend beginning on Friday, when it plays Alabama Huntsville at 7:30 p.m. before welcoming West Alabama for a rematch of the 2015 GSC Tournament Final on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Next Game: Bethell would later set up his sophomore classmate Stephen Enderlin for his third goal of the year after a perfectly placed pass by Bethell to give UWF a 2-0 lead in the 54th minute.  Bethell recorded his fourth GSC assist of the year, which leads all players in the conference. The Argos posted a season-high eight shots on goal, while also recording a season high 22 shots en route to outshooting the Badgers, 22-7. West Florida was helped by a backline that allowed just one shot on goal in the contest. Defenders Barrett Mills, Owen Munro, Brandon Jose and Allan Kuhne each played significant minutes to prevent the Badger offense to muster any attack.center_img PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida men’s soccer team maintained a perfect record when playing the Spring Hill College Badgers and improved to 4-1-1 in Gulf South Conference action after a 2-0 victory on Sunday afternoon. The Argos are now 27-0-1 all-time when playing SHC. With the win, UWF’s 4-1-1 GSC record puts them in second place in the league standings. Live Stats Preview Full Schedule Roster Watch Live For information on all UWF athletics, visit GoArgos.com###Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Kitajima preparing for nationals

By on September 22, 2020

first_img KEYWORDS Japan breaststroke legend Kosuke Kitajima revealed Thursday that he will enter both the 100 and 200 meters at the upcoming national championships.Kitajima, who won Olympic gold in each event at the 2004 Athens Games and repeated that feat four years later in Beijing, said reaching the finals in the 100 meters will be his priority at April’s national championships. The meet will be held at Tokyo’s Tatsumi International Swimming Center from April 10 to April 13. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I’m going to be in it (the 100) so I want to avoid losing in the qualifying heats,” Kitajima said.From the middle of March, the 31-year-old has been training in Tokyo with his chief breaststroke rival, London 200-meter bronze medalist Ryo Tateishi.“By doing this together, we each push the other, but I also wanted him (Tateishi), too, to give his best,” Kitajima said of their unusual joint practices.The national championships will double as a qualifying event for the national team to this autumn’s Asia Games in Incheon, South Korea. Kitagawa, whose focus has long been on international competitions, said he will do his best in Tokyo.“This is a little different for me, so it may be hard to find my motivation, but as long as I’m going to be there, I’m going to prepare for it,” he said. center_img Kosuke Kitajima IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Goromaru checks in with Queensland Reds

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first_img RELATED PHOTOS BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Japan’s Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru said he is up for the Super Rugby challenge as the fullback was unveiled by the Queensland Reds on Monday.“I was impressed by the speed and physicality of teams that play Super Rugby, so I’m looking forward to that,” Goromaru said at a press conference where eight Japanese TV crews were on hand. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Ayumu Goromaru (left) poses with Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham after being unveiled by the Super Rugby team on Monday. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img KEYWORDS “I want to wear the Reds’ jersey, I’ve got a lot of pride in that. I’m looking forward to playing for the Reds and really ask for a lot of support and encouragement from the fans.”Coach Richard Graham said he has high expectations of Goromaru, whose kicking game he believes will be a strong asset to a team that converted less than 60 percent on average from the tee.“Having a guy that kicks anywhere between 85 and 94 percent over the last few seasons is valuable,” Graham said. “A lot of games over the last season were lost by small margins so having a guy that can kick goals is very good.“Goromaru played well at the World Cup and on the world stage. There’s absolutely no doubt it’s a good thing for the Reds.”Goromaru caught the Reds’ attention with his performance at the World Cup in England, where Eddie Jones’ Japan won three of four — including the memorable 34-32 victory over South Africa — and became the darlings of the tournament.It was Jones who brokered the move to Queensland for the Yamaha Jubilo man, who had wanted to spend more time with his family and is already looking forward to life in Brisbane.“I spoke with Eddie Jones about the Reds,” Goromaru said. “I had thoughts about my family, I’ll be able to spend more time with them in an established place and for my rugby development, it will allow me to go and play some overseas rugby.“Brisbane is a beautiful city, lots of greenery and parks so I’ve been able to enjoy them with my children. I’m really looking forward to living here.”The Reds play the Brumbies in a trial match on Friday, but the decision about whether Goromaru will play will be made Tuesday. Super Rugby, Ayumu Goromaru, Queensland Reds last_img read more

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Village affair in MKRL final

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgRugby League BY KILA NAO It is going to be an all Tatana village affair for the Vikings and Dolphins who go into logger heads in the Motu Koita rugby league A grade grand final at the national football stadium in Port Moresby tomorrow. Both have proven their capabilities against other teams hence coming thus far and it is history in its making for two teams from the same village to play against each other in such a modern competition. This is not going to be an easy battle as both teams have drawn a huge line in the village to keep distance from each other until the big day. Pre match favorites Vikings are placed on heavy bets due to their experience running against the young Dolphins from the Araira section of the village. They will be led by elusive half back Igo Kila who will be calling the shorts on paddock and also taking control of the traffic in the attack and defence. Kila has a big forward pack consisting of Captain Greg Misi, Opao Mathew and Ronnie Dabu and Linus Dick on the dummy half while centres Ake Walo and Kosman Rahe, Heni John (five-eighth), Vagi Augustine and Hareho Gaigo (wingers) and Patrick Daure (fullback). Misi said: “Our preparation has been good and we are looking forward to complete our mission.” “We have the advantage but we have to be on guard and tighten up our defence and attack. “The man of the moment is Walo running in the centre and he poses a danger when there is an open space,” Misi said. However, the youthful Dolphins have a fast backline comprising of fullback Vicky Toski Kevau Jr, Ake Mako, Jordan Delacrus (wingers) and Sedrick Tongia (centre) with captain and five-eighth Beika Boe. They have a good work load and their defensive has been very effective throughout the season. The task has been given to the forwards Thunder Martin, Lohia Lohia and David Bellam to set the foundation. “This is our first season and first grand final and we are not going to take it lightly but give our best shot and take whatever that comes our way,” Boe said. “I believe we have the best backline combination in the competition and it is matter of organising and maintaining the good spirit.” In the Under 20 division premiership race, TI Vikings will take on the Papa B2 Cowboys. The awards presentation will follow straight after the A grade grand final. The Motu Koita rugby league executives are grateful to end the season on a high note and have expressed gratitude to all the clubs that participated in the competition this year. The MKRL acting chairman Arthur Patrick said has been a great season despite of the ups and downs but the working committee are the ones who should be praised for their endless efforts in coming up with the grand final. “Let us finish it on a good note and want to congratulate the two teams TI Vikings and TI Dolphins for making it to the grand final. I also thank the teams that made it to the finals. There were always two teams that end up playing in the grand final. “It is history for Tatana village to have two of its teams clash against each other on the field. “So I urge all the supporters to refrain from causing any trouble and let the match official control the matches in the true spirit of sports,” said Patrick. He also acknowledged and thanked MKRL patron and NCD Governor Powes Parkop for his continuous support and for making things happen for the Motu Koita people.last_img read more

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For the time being, La Follette is now a one-lane town

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgFrom Walters Funeral Home at 6th Street to the Ben Rogers Building at Nevada Avenue, East and West Central Avenues are down to one lane.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Grant dollars went to work in downtown La Follette on Tuesday morning as the city’s beautification project began another phase. As a result, traffic was funneled down to one lane in each direction to allow spacing for the additional construction over the next few weeks.Pink marks the spot in front of Wender Furniture (above) where a flower bed will be placed and below are the cut lines for a flower bed at Freeman Park corner where 1st Street meets East Central.“We were promised that the project would be no longer than three weeks,” City of La Follette Administrator Jimmy Jeffries said.  This phase of the beautification project is the installation of flower beds on the corners in downtown.“Make sure people know that it’s not us making it one lane through town,” said Southern Constructors’ (SCI) Charlie Bowling, who heads up the Central Avenue Bridge refurbishment project.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/22/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Fantasy Football breakout players to keep in mind

By on August 16, 2020

first_imgKenneth Dixon – RB Baltimore RavensDixon’s 2017 was one definitely disastrous as he missed the entire season with a knee injury while also being suspended twice for violations of the PED and substance abuse policies. Dixon now enters 2018 with a clear path to a job. The 2016 fourth-round pick will need to emerge in a backfield that includes Alex Collins who broke out after coming across from Seattle, and Javorius  “Buck” Allen. Danny Woodhead has retired leaving a spot for Dixon to come in and make some headway on getting some playing time. Dixon has some speed, and play making ability. Look at him for flex consideration with an upside as a running back two on your team as a late round draft pick.Zay Jones- WR Buffalo Bills Jones was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. Buffalo doesn’t have one of the strongest wide receiver units in the league. Last season Jones was forced into a massive rookie-season role. He was on the field for 79 percent of the team’s offensive plays and handled 4.5 targets per game. The downside however was that Jones only caught 27 of 68 targets for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the season. That 40 percent catch rate is shocking when you consider that he set an NCAA record with 158 catches (72 percent catch rate) at East Carolina in 2016. Buffalo’s quarterback situation is up in the air for 2018 as Tyrod Taylor has left for Cleveland, leaving Nate Peterman as the potential starting quarterback. There could be a lot of passing going on as Buffalo could be trailing often. Yes they have Lesean McCoy in the backfield and Kelvin Benjamin opposite Jones, but Zay could be the way to go for the Bills. Look at him as a wide receiver three with upside to a number two.David Njoku- TE Cleveland BrownsNjoku was one of the most intriguing offensive weapons in the 2016 draft and Cleveland bought into the hype. The Browns scooped him up with the 29th overall pick in the first round. A draft where they had three first round picks. The Miami Hurricanes product is 6-foot-4, 246 pounds with 35.3-inch arms and terrific speed, athleticism and versatility. Njoku was one of the league’s youngest players as a rookie, but still played a relatively significant role. He was on the field for 47 percent of Cleveland’s snaps and caught 32 of 58 targets for 386 yards and four touchdowns. Njoku will continue to be a solid option for the Browns as a strong weapon near the goal line, helping his fantasy value. Njoku is only 21 years old and has a long way to go as a blocker, but he’s a strong bet for a 2018 breakout, especially since Cleveland found  a competent quarterback in Tyrod Taylor who likes throwing to the tight end position (i.e Charles Clay).Kenny Golladay- WR Detroit LionsGolladay entered the league last season as a rookie with great height, weight, speed prospects. Detroit liked the 6-foot-4, 218 pounder with 4.50 speed for legs. Detroit liked him enough to invest a third-round pick. Though he missed six games with an injury, Golladay’s rookie season was a success. He was on the field for 69 percent of the team’s pass plays, and caught 28 of 47 targets for 477 yards and three touchdowns. Golladay will enter his second season behind Marvin Jones, and Golden Tate, however with Matt Stafford as the quarterback there will be plenty of opportunities to catch footballs in Detroit. Expect Kenny to be more active and useful this season in fantasy and for the Lions. You can use him as a wide receiver three with number two upside or a flex option if your deep at the wide receiver position.Marlon Mack- RB Indianapolis ColtI was not particularly high on Mack looking at this season early on. I was one of the guys hyped up on Mack taking the job from Gore last season but it just never happened. Mack did show flashes of what he could be with a starting role, but it’s pretty clear that he’s the best bet to make a 2018 leap among Indianapolis offensive skill position players this year rather then last. Frank Gore is 34 years of age and is currently signed with the Miami Dolphins, leaving Mack clearly atop the depth chart on a team that is expected to have Andrew Luck back this season. Mack did touch the ball 114 times as a rookie. He was limited to 3.8 yards per carry on 93 rushing attempts, but 2.25 came after initial contact (ninth best among backs with 50-plus carries). Mack was better than anticipated as a rookie while showing some flash, and is positioned for a promotion in 2018. Turbin, Ferguson, and Hines are the other names in Indy, none of which really scare you off Mack. Expect Mack to be a running back two with some decent upside if Andrew Luck is back under center the entire season. Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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What time is the World Series tonight? Schedule, channel, score for Astros vs. Nationals Game 5

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgThe Nationals have one more shot to win a home game in 2019 and put themselves in position to head back to Houston with a series lead, squandering the 2-0 lead they had heading home. They’ll have a good opportunity to do it, with Max Scherzer toeing the rubber, who is coming of a good-not-great Game 1 performance, allowing two runs in five innings of work.MORE WORLD SERIES:​​• Five defining moments in Astros’ Game 4 victory over the Nationals• Three takeaways from the Astros’ World Series Game 4 rout of the NationalsScherzer is opposed by Houston co-ace Gerrit Cole, against whom he faced off in Game 1 of the World Series. Washington was the first team to get to Cole in five months, tuning him up to a five-run loss and stealing Game 1 in Houston. With the ultimate game at Nationals Park underway tonight, can the Nats defend home turf, or will the Astros continue their road-warrior ways?What time does World Series Game 4 start tonight?Date: Sunday, Oct. 27First pitch: 8:07 p.m. ETThe fifth game of the 2019 World Series between the Astros and Nationals is scheduled to start at 8:07 p.m. ET and will be shown on Fox.Game 5 will feature a Game 1 starting pitcher rematch between Washington’s Max Scherzer and Houston’s Gerrit Cole.  3Nationals 1Astros 4WSH leads 2-1 What channel is Astros vs. Nationals on today?TV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports GoEvery game of the 2019 World Series will be broadcast on Fox. You can also live stream World Series games with Fox Sports Go or an MLB.tv subscription.Joe Buck and John Smoltz are in the booth calling the World Series games for Fox along with reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.Astros vs. Nationals schedule, scoreGameHomeAwayDateTime1Astros 4Nationals 5WSH leads 1-0 It’s a whole new ballgame in the  2019 World Series .Thanks in big part to MVP candidate Alex Bregman, the Astros have tied the Fall Classic at two games apiece. Bregman’s seventh-inning grand slam off of Fernando Rodney pretty much put the finishing touches on the Game 4 win in Washington, while the Nationals were sent searching for offensive answers for a second straight game. 2Astros 3Nationals 12WSH leads 2-0 4Nationals 1Astros 8Series tied 2-2 5NationalsAstrosOct. 278:07 p.m. ET6AstrosNationalsOct. 298:07 p.m. ET7*AstrosNationalsOct. 308:07 p.m. ET* If necessary.last_img read more

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Tomi takes a bow at Westminster, dog saved family from fire

By on August 13, 2020

first_img File-This Feb. 17, 2015, file photo shows Charlie, a Skye terrier being judged in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Charlie the Skye terrier was second to retired Miss P the beagle for best in show last year will be one of the more than 2,700 dogs will be coming to America’s most prestigious pooch event, and all of them are special. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NEW YORK | When Julia Haight leads her prize entry into the Westminster Kennel Club dog show ring Monday, she’ll see a shiba inu who’s athletic, alert and pert.Oh, and this: Tomi helped save her life.Haight can’t be certain what would’ve happened that day last October. How could she? Five people were in the house on Long Island, sound asleep when the fire started. What she knows for sure is that Tomi (pronounced TAH-mee) smelled the smoke enveloping her second-floor bedroom. He jumped hard onto the bed, pounced on Haight from head to toe and then kept slamming his 25-pound body into her face.“He’s normally catlike, very graceful. But he was violently shaking. It wasn’t like him at all,” Haight said.Awakened by this real-life alarm, everyone escaped. The home, not so lucky.“It could’ve been so, so different,” she said.More than 2,700 dogs will be coming to America’s most prestigious pooch event, and all of them are special.Charlie the Skye terrier was second to retired Miss P the beagle for best in show last year. Rumor the German shepherd is now ranked as the nation’s No. 1 show dog.There’s a berger Picard who detects when the owner’s son has low blood-sugar levels. There’s a pharaoh hound who needed medical and emotional aid after neglect.“These are real dogs and real people,” longtime Westminster television host David Frei said. “They’re not dogs that just sit around all day on doggie cushions eating doggie bonbons.”Judging at the 140th annual show starts Monday morning in the exhibition space on two piers that jut into the Hudson River. Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday on the green carpet at Madison Square Garden, Richard Meen of Canada will choose America’s top dog.There are seven new types of dogs this year, boosting the total to 199 breeds and varieties. That includes 51 Labrador retrievers, one Neapolitan mastiff but not a single Norwegian lundehund.All 50 states are represented, along with entries from Thailand, Brazil and Slovenia. There’s also an agility competition Saturday and a first-time obedience event Monday.Dog fanciers watching Monday on CNBC and Tuesday on USA Network can play at home, too. Purina Pro Plan is offering a $1 million prize for correctly picking the winners of the hound, nonsporting, herding, sporting, toy, working and terrier groups, plus the overall champ.Tomi is among the 14 shibas entered. Spirited and on the smallish side, they’re the pride of Japan, come in shades of red, white, sesame, black and tan, and are highly focused on keeping their coats clean.Back for his third Westminster, Tomi’s greatest feat came at dawn on Oct. 19 in Hicksville, New York. That’s where Haight was asleep, along with her husband, her brother, his girlfriend and a family friend.That is, until Tomi jumped on her.“He was telling me something was wrong. Somehow, he knew,” Haight said.At first, she thought she smelled the heating system coming on. She quickly realized it was much worse.An electrical fire had broken out, and the smoke was starting to pour through the hallways.Haight and everyone else scrambled outside to safety. Three other dogs in the house, three birds and some fish also were saved.Minutes later, fire trucks and an ambulance rolled up. The blaze was extinguished, but because of the smoke, water and fire damage, the interior of the house was uninhabitable.Over the past four months, the Haights have lived in a pet-friendly hotel and a rental home. She’s continued to work in retail management for PetSmart, a top company for pet supplies and services.Tomi, for all he did, enjoyed some treats.“Nothing but people food for a week,” she said.Later this month, the whole family is set to move back into their rebuilt home.“I know he misses his yard,” Haight said. “And thanks to him, we all get to go back and enjoy it.” File- This Feb. 17, 2015, file photo shows a handler carrying Charlie, a Skye terrier, to the judging table at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Charlie the Skye terrier was second to retired Miss P the beagle for best in show last year will be one of the more than 2,700 dogs will be coming to America’s most prestigious pooch event, and all of them are special. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) This photo provided by Julia Haight shows her dog Tomi. Tomi, a shiba inu who turns 4 later this month, will be in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Last October, he alerted Julia Haight to a fire inside her house in Hicksville, New York, and all family members safely escaped. (Julia Haight via AP) This photo provided by Julia Haight shows her dog Tomi. Tomi, a shiba inu who turns 4 later this month, will be in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Last October, he alerted Haight to a fire inside her house in Hicksville, New York, and all family members safely escaped. (Julia Haight via AP) This photo provided by Julia Haight shows fire trucks responding to a blaze inside Haight’s house last October in Hicksville, New York. Haight’s dog, a shiba inu named Tomi, alerted the family about the fire. Tomi is entered in the upcoming Westminster Kennel Club dog show. (Julia Haight via AP)last_img read more

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Review: Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full

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first_imgThis cover image released by Warner Bros. shows “Circles” by Mac Miller. (Warner Bros. via AP)Mac Miller, “Circles” (Warner)“Why does everybody need me to stay?” Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. He answered his own question with the superb posthumous “Circles.”Miller’s 12-track album is heartbreakingly sublime, a portrait of a wry and honest musician acknowledging his demons but looking past them. “I’m here to make it all better with a little music for you,” he sings.Miller died of an accidental drug overdose in 2018 at 26 and was working on “Circles” as a sort of companion album to his Grammy-nominated “Swimming.” Producer Jon Brion, who worked on “Swimming” and also produced for Kanye West and Dido, was asked to finish Miller’s work.“Circles” shares the appealing confessional lyrics of “Swimming” but is more airy, more muted and understated. Miller was always an idiosyncratic artist, mixing hip-hop beats and samples with soul and warm funk, even jazz. Here, he is low-key, moody, spacey and anesthetized. He sings more than he raps. There’s nothing flashy. Everything’s thoughtful.“Circles” is both spare but somehow full. A tiny hesitating sample serves at the backbone to “Blue World,” a lazy drum and piano do the same for “I Can See.” A repeated “eh-uh” runs through “Hands” and “Complicated” at first seems too simple but subsequent listens reveals a jewel-like construction.The first single, “Good News,” is addictive and must surly be a defining song for an artist taken far too soon. Delicate guitar plucking accompanies Miller’s hangdog lyrics. “Runnin’ out of gas, hardly anything left,” he sings. “So tired of being so tired.” Brion is rightly in no rush to end it, and lets Miller go for more than 5 1/2 minutes.Listeners will naturally focus on the references to death and they are definitely there. “Everybody’s gotta live/And everybody’s gonna die,” he sings on “Everybody.” But he’s OK, too. “I’ve been alright” and “I’m feelin’ fine.” His advice to others? “Do not be afraid” and “take a little time for yourself.”“Woods,” which flows on a bed of airy synths, is Miller at his most seductive, funky and mature. It’s remarkable to look back and listen to his cluttered and more juvenile stuff of just seven years ago. Miller’s evocative voice even tries at a tender falsetto in “Surf,” with the optimistic lines: “Until we get old/There’s water in the flowers/Let’s grow.” That he didn’t get a chance to grow himself is a tragedy that this album only somewhat alleviates.Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitslast_img read more

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Real Madrid get a comfortable draw in Champions League Group F

By on August 6, 2020

first_img Fernando Baquero The only rival with certain European pedigree is the Bundesliga side, who have always been tough opponents for the Madridistas. On this occasion, they face a Dortmund team, coached by Thomas Tuchel, that have been strengthened by the signings of former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra and Mario Gotze, who has returned from his spell at Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw should not create too many problems for Los Blancos, who will not face the toughest opposition, just like in recent seasons. They also have the likes of ex-Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had been linked to Los Blancos as a possible replacement for Karim Benzema, in their squad. Zinedine Zidane’s team have everything in their favour to top Group F in the 2016/17 Champions League. 25/08/2016 at 20:05 CEST Real Madrid have been drawn in a comfortable Champions League group to begin their defence of the trophy they won in Milan, the famous ‘Undecima’ (Eleventh title). The other two rivals will not cause the Real fans too many headaches. Sporting Lisbon, a club with more fame than European titles, hardly have any big names in their squad, bar former Sevilla keeper Beto, former Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani and Portugal international Joao Mario, who was another linked with the team from the Bernabeu this summer.last_img read more

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