UK lands QB commit for ’16 class

first_imgKentucky has landed a quarterback in its 2016 recruiting class.Gunnar Hoak, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound quarterback from Dublin, Ohio, announced via his Twitter account Sunday that he has committed to Kentucky, becoming the 16th public commit to date in the Wildcats’ 2016 class.“It’s just a great situation,” Hoak told 247Sports. “With them only having two quarterbacks on the roster and they didn’t take a guy in the 2015 class.”As a junior, Hoak reportedly threw for more than 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2014.He is a three-star prospect and the nation’s No. 55 overall quarterback in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, which combine the various recruiting networks.Coach: Kentucky got a steal in 2016 QB commitTruly blessed to say I have verbally committed to The University of Kentucky #SEC#BBN#ALLIN pic.twitter.com/U68seAB1w4— Gunnar Hoak (@GunnarHoak12) April 19, 2015[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMo7EtzXHLY&w=560&h=315%5DFour Downs | Wrapping UK football’s big springlast_img read more

Inaugural Massy Technologies Microsoft Invitational golf tourney set for today

first_imgFOR the first time, computer software developers Microsoft Technologies, through their local authorised company, Massy Technologies (Guyana) Ltd, the Microsoft brand will tee-off a golf tournament today at the Lusignan golf course.General Manager Jason Sahai, expressing his delight at Massy Technologies’ involvement in golfing in Guyana, hinted that this event could become an annual feature between LGC and Microsoft.Sahai said, “Most companies are moving away from buying computers and servers for their IT department … everything is hosted in the ‘Cloud’. It’s a set of data centres all across the world, so that if something happens to your data centre, your document is still stored somewhere else. …if you move (data) to the Cloud, you can always access it as long as you have internet.”He envisions Cloud services dominating Guyana’s IT sector, within the next three to five years.Today’s tournament is set to tee-off at 12:00hrs.The tournament will be played in the Medal-Play format and is expected to be played in three flights. Prizes will be awarded for top Net performances and for the Nearest the Pin.The public is invited to witness the tournament free of charge.last_img read more

Red Sox and Yankees to wear 1912 throwbacks on April 20

first_imgscottysprings Share on other sites 0 0 Sports Logo News 0 144 0 1 Considering there’s a Detroit Stars cap in the front row to Mel Stottlemyre’s left, I’d assume so.Well even without noticing that you can tell that it is indeed Tiger Stadium.I am too young to remember much of Tiger Stadium, but I thought the park there looked too rundown to be Yankee Stadium. 0 guest23 Posted December 23, 2011 xTr1pleXx 9,167 posts Recommended Posts 1,118 Banned 0 0 1,292 Share this post 162 12 Link to post Location:BPT Link to post Members Share on other sites Posted December 23, 2011 1 BigBubba 254 posts EDIT: I’m hearing from some other fans that the Yanks did indeed wear a Negro League throwback in 1996. Never seen pictures of it though.June 8, 1996. Yankees lost to the Tigers 9-7. Bernie Williams hit 2 HRs, but Kenny Rogers (a Yankee at that point) was shelled. 545 posts Location:Western Hemisphere Link to post Forums Home 12 0 Link to post Posted December 23, 2011 Members Share this post 1,118 0 Considering there’s a Detroit Stars cap in the front row to Mel Stottlemyre’s left, I’d assume so.Well even without noticing that you can tell that it is indeed Tiger Stadium. 545 posts 1 Link to post 79 Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted December 23, 2011 Sports Logos Members JQK Forums Home Posted December 23, 2011 Link to post xTr1pleXx 786 5,390 posts 0 1,247 12 #Grateful 65 0 Link to post 162 posts Claystation360 “Yankees” and “Throwbacks” should be placed in Jeopardy’s “Department of redundancy department.”The Yankees’ road uniform that they’d nomrally be wearing in that game only dates back to 1973. While it’s certainly older than most uniforms, by no means is it one of the oldest in the game.Also when you have one of the most recognizable, classic uniforms in all of sports, as the pinstripes are, you tend to stick with it. Why mess with a good thing?(Frankly, I wish they’d bring back the pre-1973 road uni, but that’s neither here nor there.) Posted December 23, 2011 2,826 posts Wow, I’m not a yankees fan in the least but the idea of them in something other then midnight navy and white is momentous. Location:San Diego, CA / Parsippany, NJ I miss Michelle. fufkin Posted December 23, 2011 79 I love those Highlanders striped socks. It’s not something I’d want to be a part of the current Yankee uniform, but they do look awesome.(Also, in a weird twist of irony, decades before the Yanks would have a predominantly red primary logo, they had red in their uniforms. Of course, for most of the time since 1947 when that logo was introduced, there hasn’t been a speck of red anywhere else in the Yanks’ identity. One of those odd ironies of that top hat logo.) Posted December 23, 2011 10 Go To Topic Listing Fun fact the movie 61* was filmed in old Tigers Stadium to depict Yankee Stadium 10 I’m gonna want that 1912 Highlanders road hat… #Grateful Next Fox 619 posts 0 Fox Posted December 23, 2011 Share this post AlMagz Link to post Members 786 0 the user formerly known as NJTank Members Share this post xTr1pleXx 3,831 posts 10 Red Sox and Yankees to wear 1912 throwbacks on April 20 Skunk Duck Studios 0 Members Link to post Link to post Share this post EDIT: I’m hearing from some other fans that the Yanks did indeed wear a Negro League throwback in 1996. Never seen pictures of it though. 5,583 posts RyanB06 0 Sign in to follow this   0 12 0 Members 1 Posted December 23, 2011 xTr1pleXx 65 Mac the Knife Share on other sites Page 1 of 2   1,292 Posted December 23, 2011 Share this post By xTr1pleXx, December 23, 2011 in Sports Logo News 65 Share this post Was that game in Tiger Stadium? All Activity 659 Link to post 79 Posted December 23, 2011 8,818 posts RyanB06 BDiamond BigMac12 0 Share on other sites 0 786 TheOldRoman 0 1,247 BigMac12 4,173 posts 0 Posted December 23, 2011center_img 0 xTr1pleXx scottysprings Members xTr1pleXx Sports Logos http://usatravel.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=usatravel&cdn=travel&tm=15&gps=223_13_1680_942&f=00&tt=3&bt=0&bts=1&st=11&zu=http%3A//mlb.mlb.com/bos/fenwaypark100/index.jsp”April 20, 2012 – 100th Birthday of Fenway ParkWill commemorate 100 years of history at Fenway Park with a large-scale pre-game ceremony. The Red Sox will play the New York Yankees, same team (then the New York Highlanders) they played on April 20, 1912. Both teams will wear 1912 throwback uniforms”This will be a sight to see. Yanks have never once worn a throwback. I’m sort of looking forward to seeing how it looks, but at the same time, I absolutely hate the idea of the Yankees in anything other than their pinstripes or current gray jerseys. At least it’s a throwback, so it’s something the team has historically worn. Still, this is flying slightly too close to the sun (as in wearing alternates) for me.EDIT: I’m hearing from some other fans that the Yanks did indeed wear a Negro League throwback in 1996. Never seen pictures of it though. Posted December 23, 2011 One less game fans have to see the ugly New York road jerseys. Seriously, if the interlocking NY was on the road jersey that Yankees could have the best uniform set in baseball. Classic NY > New York Block.Also, I would be shocked if the Red Sox went with the pinstripe option. Definitely expecting to see the one with Red Sox across the front. Share on other sites Location:Sun Devil Country 0 Location:Newport, RI njmeadowlanders Damn, this is exciting. I seriously hope we get to see the blue and red hooped socks. Prior to this thread I’d never known of the Yankees’ ’96 throwbacks, anyone have more info? Members Favourite Logos:New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers glove logoBeloit Snappers, Omaha Storm Chasers @GoldAsIce Share on other sites TheOldRoman Share on other sites 1912 New York Home and Away1912 Red Sox Home and Away Members FrankCostanza Location:Halifax, Nova Scotia Favourite Logos:FSU Spear, Prowling Jaguar, Bucco Bruce, Swashbuckler, Current Jaguar, FSU state logo, Oiler’s Rig, Michigan’s Wing Helmet, Cubs, OG Hornets, Apple, Oiler’s icons, Pontiac, Whalers, JaExpos, Seattle Pilots, Pentastar logo, DMC, FedEx, The Peacock, NExT, Link to post Link to post Link to post 0 1,292 TheOldRoman choo choo Share this post Members 15,138 posts Share this post 0 Favourite Logos:New York Mets I’m gonna want that 1912 Highlanders road hat…I dunno… Link to post Link to post Favourite Logos:Hartford Whalers JQK Share this post Posted December 23, 2011 0 545 posts Sports Logo News Link to post 1 Next Posted December 23, 2011 Share on other sites 12 So Boston may wear pinstripes and New York may wear red socks? Aïe! 162 Link to post Sign in to follow this   FrankCostanza 1,247 0 Location:Jacksonville, FL Share on other sites Members 2 12 12,401 posts Location:in phone Share this post AlMagz Share on other sites 0 1,252 1,252 Considering there’s a Detroit Stars cap in the front row to Mel Stottlemyre’s left, I’d assume so. Members 1,252 Posted December 23, 2011 “Yankees” and “Throwbacks” should be placed in Jeopardy’s “Department of redundancy department.” Share on other sites Members Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Members 162 Members Share this post Followers 1 1,118 659 545 posts Claystation360 Link to post Share this post TheOldRoman 0 Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,292 Posted December 23, 2011 Page 1 of 2   1,292 Location:Buffalo, NY Posted December 23, 2011 Mac the Knife xTr1pleXx Share on other sites njmeadowlanders All Activity Link to post Tealpocalypse fufkin Share this post 144 BigBubba Members Prev 298 posts Share on other sites Posted December 23, 2011 Red Sox and Yankees to wear 1912 throwbacks on April 20 Members 0 SportsLogos.Net 1,292 0 BDiamond Members Share on other sites Share this post 18,373 posts 12,401 posts 659 0 144 EDIT: I’m hearing from some other fans that the Yanks did indeed wear a Negro League throwback in 1996. Never seen pictures of it though.Wow, I can’t believe there’s not more photos of that. I did a Google search this morning for pictures, and could only find a picture from way up the 1st base line that didn’t show much of anything. Outside of the cap, those are actually really good looking throwbacks.(Also, very weird to see the Yankees wear a jersey with piping.) Share on other sites Share this post 0 2 xTr1pleXx 0 0 Prev Followers 1 guest23 1,979 posts “Yankees” and “Throwbacks” should be placed in Jeopardy’s “Department of redundancy department.”you’re oversimplifying things a tad…the yanks did have a handful of variants up until the 40’s much like the majority of the mlb teams did in that early era.the biggest throwback miss of all time was the giants neglecting to go with the “world’s champs” unis for at least a game last year…that would’ve been epic. 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West Ham star is club’s ‘golden dream’ – Hammers asking for…

first_imgAs was reported late last week, Napoli are taking an interest in West Ham’s Felipe Anderson. The news started in Corriere dello Sport, who explained the Serie A side are looking to bolster their wings, and the Brazilian was being looked at, although they knew it would be hard for them to prise him away from London Stadium.As we all know, Anderson is one of the bigger stars at West Ham, and having paid over £30m to acquire him in the first place, it’s no surprise to see the Hammers ask for a rather hefty price if they were to let him go.Corriere on Wednesday state the former Lazio star is Napoli’s ‘golden dream’, and the Premier League club are asking for ‘near €50m’ for their winger.The 27-year-old is currently in his second season at London Stadium, and while he settled in nicely last year, he has found the 2019-20 season a bit more challenging, scoring just one goal in 24 appearances this season, albeit assisting another five.Not the best form, but that might have to do with the type of football being played under David Moyes more than anything else.We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this, but, for now, it seems more of a hopeful wish than anything else.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

Colin France captures Burnham Memorial Handicap TT title

first_imgFormer National Table Tennis champion, Colin France rewound the clock last evening to capture championship honours in the Handicap category of this year’s Forbes Burnham Memorial Table Tennis competition at the National Gymnasium in Georgetown.  France, who in the final began the match with a -4 handicap, defeated Roger Mc Clenon in straight sets: 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 to capture the 2019 crown.  Earlier, the eventual champion was tested by Devon Richmond in the semi-finals which went the distance with France taking the match 3-2, after surging his way back from a 1-2 deficit.  The scores in that match read 9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7.  Mc Clenon, on the other hand, defeated Remy Taitt 14-12, 8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8 to set up the final with France. Meanwhile, the competition will conclude on Friday with the conclusion of the ‘C’ class, ‘B’ class and under – 21 categories which reached the round of 16 before the curtains came down last evening.last_img read more

Stanford grad Jovan Swann to play final season at Indiana

first_img Associated Press Television News Former Stanford defensive end Jovan Swann has decided to play his final college season with the Indiana Hoosiers.Athletic department officials made the announcement Wednesday. Swann had previously announced his decision on Twitter.The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Swann recorded 85 tackles, 18 1/2 tackles for loss and 11 1/2 sacks in 39 games with the Cardinal. He made 19 starts during his career and has a bachelor’s degree in human biology.“We are pleased to welcome Javon to our program,” coach Tom Allen said. “Javon’s a very mature, sound player who will make our team better. He brings us tremendous leadership and production.”Swann played in high school at Center Grove, just south of Indianapolis, and was named the state’s 2015 defensive player of the year. He also was a two-time first-team selection to the Associated Press’ all-state team.Swann’s brother, Mario Jr., played at Indiana from 2013-15. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 16th April, 2020 11:03 IST Stanford Grad Jovan Swann To Play Final Season At Indiana Former Stanford defensive end Jovan Swann has decided to play his final college season with the Indiana Hoosiers. Written By LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th April, 2020 11:03 IST COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Blood, sweat and swabs: UFC seeks safe shows in pandemic

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 8th May, 2020 11:09 IST Blood, Sweat And Swabs: UFC Seeks Safe Shows In Pandemic Even before they check in to the hotel, every fighter, coach, cameraman, journalist and UFC employee arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, is immediately directed to a screening station. Their temperatures are taken, and their fingers are pricked for a coronavirus antibody test. Written By Even before they check in to the hotel, every fighter, coach, cameraman, journalist and UFC employee arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, is immediately directed to a screening station. Their temperatures are taken, and their fingers are pricked for a coronavirus antibody test.And then comes the part that reduces even the world’s most fearsome cage fighters to squirming schoolchildren: a long swab is pushed deep into the back of their nasal cavities.“That thing in the nose, that was the second time I did it, and it wasn’t good at all,” laughed 6-foot-4, 255-pound Francis Ngannou, who will fight fellow heavyweight title contender Jair Rozenstruik on the main card at UFC 249 on Saturday night.“It’s too weird. I think I’d rather take a punch than take that.”These unique conditions required the UFC to come up with unprecedented health and safety precautions. They’re collected in a 25-page document written over the past six weeks by the UFC’s executives and physicians.With no blueprint for keeping athletes safe while they compete amid a pandemic, the UFC consulted regulatory officials and outside experts to develop its protocols. They were also helped by Jeffrey Davidson, the UFC’s chief physician, who had already dealt with COVID-19 cases in his other job as head of the emergency department at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.The work was done remotely, since the people in charge of figuring out a way for fighters to compete safely couldn’t work in the same room safely.“We know we’ve got a great plan in place,” UFC chief operating office Lawrence Epstein said. “I’m sure we’ll learn something about how we can do things better or differently or more efficiently, but the key is making sure everything is proceeding as scheduled and trying to figure out whether or not there are ways we can enhance things, or become more efficient. We’ll be keeping a close eye on everything that happens, and we’ll see how things go. But so far, so good.”The UFC stages shows around the globe each year, and the promotion has plenty of experience in dealing with each location’s unique rules, or creating new testing protocols for everything from HIV to doping.That experience provided a framework, but the UFC still had to fill it in with details. Their guiding principles were minimization of the size of their endeavor, along with constant social distancing — except inside the cage, of course.The UFC has trimmed the number of people involved in running an MMA show to an absolute minimum — less than half of the usual 300-plus people, according to Epstein. The promotion also required everyone involved to adhere to isolation and strict social distancing standards whenever possible for the entire week, both in the hotel and in VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.Everybody working the event, even perhaps some referees, will be wearing masks and gloves. The cage floor, inevitably sprinkled with sweat and blood, is supposed to be disinfected constantly.The broadcast crew will sit apart from each other at three different tables. Joe Rogan won’t conduct his traditional post-fight interviews in the octagon, with the fighters instead putting on a sanitized headset backstage after leaving the cage. Even people working in the broadcast trucks at the pay-per-view event will be separated by plastic barriers and social distancing practices.After the initial testing this week, everyone was asked to isolate in their hotel rooms until the results of the nasal swab test were received. Everyone receives a temperature check each morning for their entire time in Jacksonville, and they’re required to wear masks at all times in public. The fighters practice, train and cut weight in individual workout areas within the hotel.Even with all this diligence, the UFC realizes it’s attempting an enormously difficult task. A positive test for an asymptomatic person is quite possible, given the number of people involved in even this scaled-down show.“We’re doing the best we can,” Epstein said. “We think we’ve put together a plan that’s really strong on the health and safety standpoints, that’s really the most important thing that we think about every day. We’re really hopeful that we’re going to be able to limit those opportunities (for infection), and if they happen, we’re going to isolate people and get them out of the overall operation so we don’t compromise anything.”After these three shows in Jacksonville, White wants the UFC to resume competition in Las Vegas starting on May 23 at the company’s performance institute, which includes an octagon where it films various television shows. Epstein said the UFC has already opened a dialogue with Nevada’s athletic commission and the governor’s office to be ready if the state decides to allow fighting to go on.“One of the things that’s exciting about Nevada is expanded testing and local processing of tests, which should be coming online relatively soon,” Epstein said. “So when that is in place, we’re going to be able to easily do same-day testing, and that’s going to be a great opportunity to make sure that not just the athletes, but everybody involved has not been exposed to COVID-19.” WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 8th May, 2020 11:09 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

GAIN Horse Feeds and Alltech to sponsor Camphire International Horse Trials CIC*** 2015

first_imgHome  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  GAIN Horse Feeds and Alltech to sponsor Camphire International Horse Trials CIC*** 2015 15 March 2015, 15:15 GAIN Horse Feeds and Alltech to sponsor Camphire International Horse Trials CIC*** 2015 Tags: CAMPHIRE International Horse Trials CAMPHIRE International Horse Trials & Country Fair runs seven international classes on the spectacular grounds of Camphire House and the Browne family farm on the Blackwater River in County Waterford. The event will take place from the 22nd to 26th July 2015.The GAIN/Alltech CIC*** is Camphire’s showcase class. With a cross-country course designed by Mike Etherington-Smith, who regularly designs at CCI 4**** level for events such as the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games, the class attracts a great deal of international interest. The CIC*** class last year drew 42 entries, including 19 international entries. Competitors included Lucy Wiegersma of Great Britain, Olympian Lucinda Fredericks of Australia, and Irish Olympian and GAIN Horse Feeds customer Joseph Murphy .It’s a super class at a super event”, says Murphy. “The facilities are top-notch and the setting around Camphire House on the Blackwater River is stunning. It’s a great combination for competitors and spectators.”GAIN and Alltech are long-time major sponsors of several equine events including the Autumn Grand Prix showjumping league in Ireland. They are very excited to collaborate with Camphire as they have more and more customers in the eventing sector, and the sponsorship of an event such as Camphire is GAIN and Alltech’s way of supporting the sector.“GAIN and Alltech have been wonderful supporters of equestrian sport and of Camphire for a long time”, says Event Organiser Paul Brady. “We are absolutely delighted they have come onboard with us at this level. Camphire has become one of Ireland’s top trial and development venues and with the support of GAIN and Alltech we hope to be better than ever. We have lots of plans for improvements for competitors, spectators, and our wonderful volunteers – thanks to our partners we’re looking forward to seeing these plans come to fruition.”Mary Delaney, Head of Equine with GAIN Horse Feeds, says, “GAIN are delighted to join forces with Alltech in sponsoring the fantastic Camphire CIC*** class. We are official feed consultants to Team Ireland Equestrian and with the recent addition of event riders Joseph Murphy and Aoife Clarke as GAIN ambassadors, we are very excited about what lies ahead for the eventers and Camphire in 2015.”Fergal McAdam, regional sales manager at Alltech, says, “Alltech is delighted to be sponsoring Camphire this year in partnership with GAIN Horse Feeds with whom we work very closely. Camphire is a fantastic and unique event and we are delighted to continue our support of equestrian sport in Ireland following on from the success of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy last year.”Pictured at the Launch at Camphire House are Paul Beecher on Lougnatousa Eric, Mary Delaney Head of Equine with GAIN Horse Feeds, Allen Brady of Camphire IHT, and Fergal McAdam, regional sales manager at Alltech. Pic:Dan McGrathlast_img read more

Kansas Gas Service upgrading gas pipelines in area of Lincoln and C Streets

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Kansas Gas Service is currently upgrading natural gas pipelines in the area of Lincoln and C Streets. This will require the closing of the intersection today and Thursday fo the installation of a new line. Eastbound traffic between Washington and C will be open and can turn south on C Street. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

France ban Benzema – but will Real Madrid follow suit?

first_imgFrance have suspended Karim Benzema from representing the national team, but could Real Madrid follow suit?  Zinedine Zidane and Alvaro Arbeloa are among the staff who have backed Benzema at the club. 10/12/2015 “Of course I’m happy to hear them say that,” he added when asked about their support.  Sport EN And speaking to AS, he made a point of Madrid’s support, suggesting it’s unlikely they will follow France’s lead. “I talk to Zizou a lot and we see each other a fair bit. He’s like an older brother to me here.” “This club never hangs you out to dry,” he said.  CETcenter_img Upd. at 18:11 “But it’s not necessary for me to know [Zidane] is behind me.  Benzema has repaid them on the pitch, with his hat-trick against Malmo in midweek taking his goal tally for the season to 12 in just 11 starts.  “That’s the way Real Madrid is – in the bad times as well as the good times, everybody here has always been with me.” The 27-year-old has been charged with conspiracy to blackmail in the Mathieu Valbuena sex-tape case and FFF president Noel Le Graet confirmed on Thursday that the Madrid striker would be banned from playing for Les Bleus until the charges are dropped or the case is resolved.   However, it’s unlikely his club side will follow suit, given they have backed him so far.  There’s little reason to believe Benzema will not be part of the squad when Los Blancos to travel to Villarreal.last_img read more