September 18

Tony Delk’s jersey to be retired at Kentucky

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky legend Tony Delk will become the 43rd person associated with the men’s basketball program to have his jersey retired and hung from the rafters at Rupp Arena, the school announced Thursday. He’ll be honored during a ceremony Feb. 21 when the Wildcats host Auburn.Delk, a four-year player for the Wildcats who was a consensus All-American as a senior and Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 1996, holds the school record for career made 3-pointers (283) and ranks second in attempts (712). He hit 39.7 percent of his threes at Kentucky and ranks fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,890 points. MORE: UK survives tough test against ColumbiaThe 6-foot-1 guard from Brownsville, Tenn., also grabbed 470 rebounds, dished 210 assists and swiped 201 steals in his collegiate career, which included three appearances in the Elite Eight, two Final Fours and the ’96 championship.He was voted All-SEC in each of his final three seasons and the league’s Player of the Year as a senior. Twelve Wildcats have won that award. Delk, a first-round draft pick who played 10 NBA seasons and scored nearly 5,000 points as a pro, was already a member of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame.The school also announced it will retire its first jersey for a gymnast, Jenny Hansen, during a meet against Arkansas on Feb. 20. Hansen is one of the most distinguished gymnasts in NCAA history. She broke three NCAA records and won eight individual national titles and three all-around championships in the 1990s. Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.last_img read more

September 16

Wrestling roundup: Shelby downs Ravenna while Muskegon and Muskegon Catholic fall

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September 16

Bishops’ defeats Marian

first_imgBishops’ High and Queen’s College walked away with contrasting wins, when the GuyOil/Tradewind Tankers U18 Secondary School Football Championship, continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.  Linford Isles opened the scoring compliments of a 31st minute strike, as Bishops’ High downed Marian Academy 2-0.Kesi Carter sealed the hard-fought victory, as he etched his name on the scorer’s sheet in the 63rd minute. Meanwhile, Queen’s College defeated Dolphin Secondary via walkover. The tournament continues on Sunday at the same venue with another round of matches. Complete ResultsGame-1Queen’s College vs Dolphin Secondary Queen’s College won via walkoverGame-2Marian Academy-0 vs The Bishops’ High-2 Linford Isles-31stKesi Carter-63rdlast_img read more

September 8

Ndidi, Ighalo, Iwobi, Iheanacho, Face 30 Per cent Wage Cut

first_imgThe Premier League will advance £125m to the EFL and National League, and give £20m towards the NHS.The EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have all suspended play without setting a target return date, meaning the entirety of English football is on hold indefinitely.“It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019-20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so,” a Premier League statement said.“Any return to play will only be with the full support of government and when medical guidance allows.”Players had faced scrutiny, notably from health secretary Matt Hancock, to take a cut in wages and “play their part” in offering support during the coronavirus pandemic.Some clubs had furloughed non-playing staff as a result of the shutdown of the sport.Before the Premier League statement was released, club captains – led by Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson – held discussions over the creation of a charitable fund which could benefit the NHS.The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has previously written to its members urging them not to agree any reduction or deferral in wages until they have spoken to the union.After a meeting of clubs yesterday, the Premier League proposed a cut in wages in order to “protect employment throughout the professional game”.Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo, Leicester City duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Watford pair Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru, and Everton’s Alex Iwobi are among the Nigeria-eligible players set to take a 30 per cent wage deferral.“This guidance will be kept under constant review as circumstances change,” the Premier League said. “The league will be in regular contact with the PFA and the union will join a meeting which will be held tomorrow (Saturday) between the league, players and club representatives.”The Premier League said it was aware of “severe difficulties” throughout the football pyramid and with clubs unable to play fixtures, moved to help “immediately deal with the impact of falling cash flow” at EFL and National League clubs.Julian Knight, chair of the government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, welcomed the financial help for smaller clubs but said as the wage cut had not yet been agreed by players, the situation was “not much further along”.The league’s statement also expressed “huge appreciation for the heroic efforts of NHS staff and all other key workers who are carrying out critical jobs in such difficult circumstances” with £20m immediately committed “to support the NHS, communities, families and vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Premier League stars are facing a possible reduction in wages due to the coronavirus pandemic, although no unanimous agreement has been reached on wages deferrals, positive talks were held yesterday.Premier League clubs will ask players to take a 30 per cent pay cut in order to protect jobs as it was announced the season will not resume until “it is safe and appropriate to do so”.All clubs have agreed to put the proposed “combination of conditional reductions and deferrals” to players.last_img read more

August 28

Port Vale striker Tom Pope hit with SIX-game ban and £3500 fine by FA for anti-Semitic Twitter post

first_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter PORT VALE striker Tom Pope has been hit with a SIX-game ban and a £3,500 fine for an anti-Semitic Twitter post.The FA dished out the punishment after Pope, 34, made comments in the early hours of January 5 following his goal in the 4-1 FA Cup defeat at Manchester City.Tom Pope has been banned for SIX games after an anti-Semitic Twitter postIn a series of posts, he promoted anti-Semitic myths about the Rothschild family “owning the banking system”.The Board of Deputies of British Jews condemned Pope for subscribing to “the notorious antisemitic conspiracy theory” and urged the FA “to send a clear message that the promotion of antisemitism will not be tolerated at any level of the game”.FA disciplinary beaks began a probe within 24 hours, demanding information from the striker.And an FA statement today read: “Tom Pope has been suspended for six matches, fined £3,500 and must complete a face-to-face education course for an “Aggravated Breach” of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on 5 January 2020.“The Port Vale FC player denied that comments he made were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1), and constituted an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in Rule E3(2), as they included, whether express or implied, reference to race and/or religion and/or ethnic origin. “An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found the charge to be proven during a personal hearing.“Written reasons for both a preliminary application ruling and the decision and sanction are available below.”While a ban for social media comments is not automatic in normal situations, Pope is facing the sanction as was his FOURTH offence in less than 12 months.In June 2019, he was fined £2,000 and warned for Twitter comments about Mansfield chief executive Carolyn Radford.Five months later, he was banned for one game for posts about the allegations of historic sexual abuse at Crewe following a win over the Railwaymen.And in January, Pope was handed another one-game ban for a post in which he compared a fan to the character Sloth from the 80s film “The Goonies”.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard apologies for rant at Klopp at Liverpool match 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

August 14

Schneiter, Weir are locals to watch at PGA Championship

first_imgSteve Schneiter has never made it to the PGA Tour, but the Sandy professional has become sort of a regular at the PGA Championship.The 45-year-old, who is a teaching pro at Schneiter’s Pebblebrook Golf Course in Sandy, will be playing in golf’s fourth major for the 10th time when he tees it up today at Hazeltine Golf Club in Minnesota.Schneiter qualified for the PGA by finishing in a tie for second at the PGA Stroke Play Championship in Florida in January. The top 20 club pros from that tourney earn berths in the PGA in what is arguably the strongest field of the four majors.For today’s opening round, Schneiter will tee off at 1:05 MDT in a threesome with France’s Thomas Levet and South Korea’s Y.E. Yang.Schneiter’s best finish at the PGA — in fact, the only time he made the cut — came in 2005 at Baltusrol in New Jersey in 2005, when he finished in a tie for 40th place at 286. In his most recent appearance, in 2006 at Medinah (Ill.), Schneiter missed the cut with a second-round 79 after an opening 72.The other golfer at the PGA with local ties is another Sandy resident, Mike Weir, who is coming off a solid 10th-place finish at the Bridgestone Invitational.Weir tees off at 7:55 a.m. today with fellow Masters champion Zach Johnson and Boo Weekley.Weir will be playing in his 11th consecutive PGA. He came close to winning in 1999, when he paired in the final group before shooting a final-round 80 and tying for 10th. His best finish was in 2006, when he tied for sixth place. Last year, he tied for 42nd place.last_img read more

August 14

No Donovan Mitchell, but Utah Jazz’s biggest problem is on defensive end in loss to Toronto Raptors

first_img Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz didn’t have their best player, Donovan Mitchell, Monday night due to an ankle injury, which must be the reason they lost to the Toronto Raptors by 13 points after trailing by as many as 26.Except the Raptors didn’t have their best player either, as Kawhi Leonard also sat out the game with a sore ankle. And you couldn’t really blame Mitchell’s replacements either, as Royce O’Neale, who got the start, and Alec Burks, who came in off the bench, combined for an impressive 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting, with O’Neale scoring 11 and Burks a game-high 22 points.No there were a host of reasons why the Raptors dominated the Jazz in winning for the fifth time in the last six years at Vivint Arena, improving their NBA-best record to 10-1 and handing the Jazz (now 0-4 at home) their fourth straight loss. Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) moves past Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) shoots in front of Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) dribbles around Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) shoots in front of Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) reaches past Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) for the rebound during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) makes a pass during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) moves past Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) looks to make a pass past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) makes a pass during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News 3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 124-111 loss to the Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) shoot over Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Perhaps the biggest was a lack of defense, which has plagued the Jazz all season. The Raptors shot in the 60 percent range from the field all night before finishing at 57 percent, their second-best shooting night of the season. They also made 39.4 percent of their 3-pointers and 93 percent of their free throws.“We made mistakes on defense . . . just a lot of mistakes,” said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. “What was giving us the most trouble was transition defense — there was space on the floor and we were getting driven. We needed to get back with more urgency and we needed to keep the ball out of the paint.”The Jazz also struggled on the offensive end, outside of Burks, O’Neale, Rudy Gobert (6 of 9 from the field), and Derrick Favors (4 of 6).Ricky Rubio’s shooting woes continued as he was 1 of 10, Joe Ingles sank just 3 of 13, Jae Crowder was 3 of 11 and Grayson Allen 3 of 8. That’s 10 of 42, a cool 23.8 percent from that foursome.Snyder didn’t blame his team’s offense much but did acknowledge that poor shooting can lead to poor defense if the team isn’t disciplined, which is partly what happened Monday night.“Shooting covers up a lot of sins and when you don’t shoot well you have to be even more committed to the defensive end,” he said. “We can’t rely on making shots in order to play defense. Defense is one of the things you largely have control over, more so than making shots, that’s for sure.”When asked if there are any similarities for the Jazz in their last four games, all losses, Snyder again referred to defense.“There are some things we are breaking down that is consistent across games,” he said. “But the larger thing is we’ve got to guard.” Utah Jazz guard Naz Mitrou-Long (30), Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) and Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) watch as the clock ticks down the last seconds of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) shoots in front of Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) looks to make a pass past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder (99) shoots in front of Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) dribbles around Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Toronto Raptors center Greg Monroe (15) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reach for a rebound during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Toronto Raptors center Greg Monroe (15) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reach for a rebound during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) dribbles around Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Naz Mitrou-Long (30), Utah Jazz guard Grayson Allen (24) and Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) watch as the clock ticks down the last seconds of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) dribbles around Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward CJ Miles (0) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Related Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert feels team defense is still adapting to NBA rule changes Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) reaches past Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) for the rebound during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) shoot over Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) during an NBA game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The Jazz lost 124-111. Grid View Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) dunks the ball during an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. 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August 13

Keith Morrison makes true crime a delicious addiction

first_imgMorrison, who says he fell into television after working in radio because he was “pretty much a screw-up at everything else,” discovered over time that it could actually be therapeutic for the victims’ families to speak with him.“They want to talk about their loved ones, they want to talk about what happened. They want justice.”If people want to tell their stories, there’s an audience who wants to listen.Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” and podcasts like “Dr. Death” and “Serial” show true crime has never been hotter, but “Dateline” has been in the game for nearly three decades and is still going strong.Now in its 27th season and airing Fridays and Saturdays on NBC, it’s the longest-running primetime show on the network. It’s also the highest-rated news magazine show on Fridays.One fan, Amanda Michelson of Cincinnati, jokes her dedication to the show is “an obsession.” She says she has nightmares about the show sometimes but “can’t get enough.”Michelson is especially pleased when she sits down to watch an episode and learns Morrison is assigned to the story. “When I hear his voice, I know it’s going to be a good one,” she says.NBC has taken advantage of the popularity of “Dateline.”There are “Dateline” socks for sale and even free voicemails available for download on Sound Cloud featuring Morrison and fellow correspondent Josh Mankiewicz.In one voicemail option, Morrison says, “No one can get to the phone. Troubling, really. Just leave a message and someone will get back to you. Or will they?”There’s also lighter Morrison fare that has been made available, like a video of him reading “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” In another, he reads the phonebook and somehow makes that sound ominous.Morrison, Mankiewicz, Andrea Canning and Dennis Murphy are all so popular, this year they were an attraction at CrimeCon, an annual convention for fans of true crime.Working on “Dateline” also allows Morrison to explore long-form journalism. Episodes can be one or two hours long.“Every story in life is really complicated and takes time to sort out and it’s nice to be able to do that.”It’s “an ambition” to go even longer, he said.“Just the other day I was bugging the boss, saying we’ve got to have a six episode series on a particular story I’m working on.”Interviewing accused murderers doesn’t bother him either.“I’m happy to be anybody’s confessor, it doesn’t bother me… They’re trying to impress you. The most vicious of murderers wants to show he’s really a nice guy. He’s misunderstood and everybody got it wrong,” he said.So as people tune into “Dateline” as escapism from their own lives, what kind of entertainment does he like?“You might be surprised to know I like murder mysteries. Just not true ones,” he said.He’s in the middle of reading the French mystery series known as the Maigret Mysteries. There are 75 books that have been translated to English.“The writing is extraordinary and they’re fun to read.”Online: https://www.nbcnews.com/datelineFollow Alicia Rancilio online at https://www.twitter.com/aliciar In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, host Keith Morrison appears after an interview in New York to promote his NBC series, “Dateline.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) 1 of 2 NEW YORK | Keith Morrison, the “Dateline” correspondent, has spoken to countless murder suspects and grieving family members over the years. But he says he truthfully never had an appetite for covering crime.“I had to be dragged into it. I resisted,” he said recently. “I think I felt like it was an invasion of people’s privacy.” In this Aug. 23, 2018 photo, host Keith Morrison appears after an interview in New York to promote his NBC series, “Dateline.” (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)last_img read more

August 6

Dimitrov stuns Wawrinka to reach Queens final

first_img “I was really down after the French Open, I didn’t touch a racquet for five days,” said the world No 13. “I ran 25 miles the whole week, to flush myself out. “That eventually put me in a really good position where I was really positive for that week, and the next thing you know I’m in the final. CEST Sport EN Grigor Dimitrov stunned top seed Stanislas Wawrinka to win in Saturday’s Queens semi-final and set up an intriguing clash with Feliciano Lopez.  “It was a good timing for me to have a few days off, leave everything aside and calm myself down. “I proved not only to everyone, but mainly to myself that I bounce back pretty good.” “So it took a lot of courage for me to come right out here and find my way through every day, with that stinging pain from the French Open. “Clay is tiring; it’s also a lot of emotions, and a fair bit of travelling. The Bulgarian said he had stopped playing tennis for five days to recover after his first round Roland Garros exit.  Upd. at 22:24 “I was excited about it, it was just free – then obviously after that the improvisation started to come and you start to be more creative. “I love being here, practising around the area, getting out on the Tube or taking a taxi, it’s felt pretty cool. 14/06/2014 “I had all those days to go back to basics and find another inspiration. “It was just painful, I kept dwelling on it every day, but at the same time that pushed me into those hard sessions on and off the court. “I was ready in Paris, expecting to really perform, but that loss took a lot out of me. He beat the Swiss star 6-2, 6-4 to set up his date in the final.last_img read more

August 6

Time & dates announced for Liga’s Christmas fixtures, including Barça vs Real Betis

first_img FC Barcelona will end the calendar year with a match against Real Betis at Camp Nou on December 30. The fixture, which will be Barça’s first after the Club World Cup in Japan, will kick off at 20.30h CET.  Elsewhere, Real Madrid, on the same day, will welcome Real Sociedad to the Bernabeu for a game due to kick off at 16.00h. Luis Enrique’s side, therfore, will know Los Blancos’s score before the kick off their Christmas fixture.  With this season’s winter break shortened in Spain, the LFP on Friday revealed the dates and times of the fixtures which will take place between Christmas and the New Year.  CET 27/11/2015 at 20:16 The only game of the round not to take place on that Wednesday is Villarreal – Valencia. That game, a local derby, will be played on Thursday December 31. The rest of the games will be played very close together: Sport ENlast_img read more