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Bayern favourites to win Champions League, says Berbatov

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Dimitar Berbatov has backed Bayern Munich to lift the Champions League trophy for a sixth time this season.Berbatov said the German club could have an advantage if the competition resumed after the COVID-19 stoppage due to the Bundesliga’s earlier re-start. “Looking at this year’s Champions League, I am now leaning more toward Bayern Munich to win it, if it goes ahead,” the former Manchester United striker told Betfair.Bayern thrashed Chelsea 3-0 in their Champions League last 16, first-leg match in February, but the return game was postponed due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic.Berbatov said: “Maybe because I am watching a lot of Bundesliga, but they always impress with quality football and they have some great players.“The way they dismantled Chelsea in that last match was unbelievable, they did it with such ease.”The 39-year-old Bulgarian, his country’s all-time leading scorer with 48 goals, also played for Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in the English top flight as well as German club Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco in France. “I am not sure how the stoppage will affect everybody, but Bayern Munich may have a slight advantage because they are playing football now and they are getting their match sharpness back, I will not be surprised if they are now the favourites,” he said.Bayern moved closer to a record-extending 30th German league title with a 5-0 drubbing of struggling Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichDimitar BerbatovFavouritesUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Dodgers hit six home runs, survive slugfest with Rockies

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error This time, Buehler gave up a career-high seven runs and 13 hits in 5-2/3 innings. He had never given up more than eight hits in a big-league game before this.“It’s different. But I just wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t the park’s fault,” Buehler said. “I didn’t have a good slider, didn’t command the ball the way I needed to. They were aggressive early in the counts and hit some pitches that caught too much of the plate.“I mean, you want to be the same person (despite the different ballpark). You want to walk in and push all of that out of your head. But … the first hitter of the game I threw a slider and it felt exactly the same but it ended up in the middle. Those things happen here. You just have to be finer. I just didn’t have the command to do that today.”The tone for the night was set in the second inning when newly-anointed All-Star starter Cody Bellinger hit a fly ball to the wall in center field. Rockies outfielder David Dahl ran it down and got his glove on it just short of the wall – only to deflect it over the wall for a home run. There was going to be no denying the offenses.Muncy didn’t need any help when he hit the next pitch 414 feet into the right-field seats. That was a short shot compared to the one he planted in the third deck during batting practice.“This is one of the few places where I really try to let it eat in batting practice,” said Muncy, who reached the same heights during a batting practice round in Colorado last season. “I guess we knew it was flying at that point.”In the fifth inning, the Dodgers went back to back again. This time, they were both opposite-field shots. Alex Verdugo lined a two-run home run into the left-field seats and Justin Turner followed with a drive over the scoreboard in right field.“This is as much as I’ve seen the ball carry,” Roberts said. “I think the heat (93 degrees at game time), obviously elevation. This is probably as good as I’ve seen the conditions for a hitter.“I know Alex hit it decent. And Justin hit it decent. But it carried the wall.”On and on it went, with an RBI double here, a two-run triple there.Muncy’s second home run – a two-run poke to the opposite field on an 0-and-2 count – gave the Dodgers an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh. Yimi Garcia gave it right back when he surrendered a solo home run to Ryan McMahon in the bottom of the inning.Finally, in the ninth, the Dodgers got to closer Wade Davis – who somehow escaped any of last week’s walk-off scars. Davis walked Muncy with one out – which seemed prudent until Matt Beaty followed with a single and Taylor floated the go-ahead RBI single over first baseman Daniel Murphy’s head.Two batters later, Hernandez came off the bench as a pinch-hitter and drove a 2-and-2 pitch over the wall in straightaway center field for a three-run home run.“Everyone I think was probably in agreement about that today,” Muncy said. “With the hot weather, it seemed like the ball just never came down today. There were a lot of balls that just stayed up.” It turned a little for Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, who had one of his best starts as a big-leaguer when he faced the Rockies last week at Dodger Stadium. He pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits and striking out a career-high 16.That dominant pitcher disappeared into thin air Thursday.Related Articles In other words – Coors Field baseball.“Take a lead, give it back, keep going, keep plugging away, putting at-bats together, hitting the ball out of the ballpark,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said in a summary that would apply for almost any game at Coors Field.The venue hasn’t really mattered, though. Thursday’s win was the Dodgers’ 12th straight over the Rockies, tied (with a 12-game run over the Mets in 2016-18) for their second-longest run of domination against a single opponent. The Los Angeles franchise record is 16 consecutive wins over the San Diego Padres in 1973-74.This was the fourth consecutive one of those wins to be decided in the ninth inning or later.“The worm will turn, I know that,” Black said Thursday. “It’s frustrating to lose any game no matter who you play. Right now things are going their way. … But the worm will turn.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen reacts after retiring Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson for the final out of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 2C7: Starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsColorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner grounds out against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel, left, congratulates Justin Turner for a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Alex Verdugo #27 after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Cody Bellinger #35 after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler works against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, is congratulated by Max Muncy after Bellinger’s solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black, back, confers with starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the dugout during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Daniel Murphy follows through on an RBI double off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ David Dahl is congratulated as he returns to the dugout after scoring on a double by Daniel Murphy off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Daniel Murphy is congratulated by teammates as he returns to the dugout after scoring on a double by Raimel Tapia off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert looks back at a solo home run by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, celebrates with Alex Verdugo after his two-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a Alex Verdugo 2 RBI home run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado throws to first base to put out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Fans are silhouetted against a cloud at sunset, during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies on Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)As the setting sun illuminates a cloud in the background, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Joc Pederson tosses a ball to a fan after infielders warmed up for the bottom of sixth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon heads to first with a two-run triple off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy, right, follows through on a two-run home run next to Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jairo Diaz during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, left, congratulates Max Muncy for his two-run home run as Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters waits for play to resume during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Matt Beaty #45 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor follows through on a single that drove in the go-ahead run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates after his single drove in the go-ahead run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Kike Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a 3 RBI home run in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Kike Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers circles the bases after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Kike Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers circles the bases after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 27: Kike Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Chris Taylor #3 after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pinch-hitter Enrique Hernandez gestures to fans after crossing home plate following his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Rockies pitcher Wade Davis confers with catcher Tony Wolters during the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against the Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor, left, and second baseman Kike’ Hernandez greet each other after their 12-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night in Denver. Taylor had four hits, and Hernandez had a pinch-hit three-run home run in the ninth inning. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen reacts after retiring Colorado Rockies’ Garrett Hampson for the final out of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. The Dodgers won 12-8. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NextShow Caption1 of 37Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)ExpandDENVER — During “Walk-off Weekend” in Los Angeles last week, Rockies manager Bud Black praised his team for going “toe to toe” with the division-dominating Dodgers.They got their toes stepped on again Thursday night.Max Muncy hit two of the Dodgers’ six home runs and Kiké Hernandez hit the last one – a three-run homer in the ninth inning of a 12-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night that featured 33 hits, 16 for extra bases, and four lead changes.The Dodgers hit back-to-back home runs – twice. But the game wasn’t settled until a four-run burst in the ninth.last_img read more

Grassley at White House to celebrate Trump’s impact on courts

first_imgWASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley was with President Trump at the White House yesterday to mark a milestone.“We have a president that said he was going to run on a platform and he stands on that platform and you’ve particularly done it for judges,” Grassley said.By the end of this week, one quarter of the judges on federal appeals court will have been appointed by President Trump. Trump invited Grassley to speak at yesterday’s event and Grassley mentioned the list of conservative prospects for court openings that Trump released during the 2016 campaign.“You ran on a platform that no other president has run on, to tell the type of people that you were going to put on the Supreme Court,” Grassley said. “…Twenty percent of the people voted for you based on the proposition of the type of people you were going to put on the Supreme Court.”As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley helped guide Trump’s nominees — including two new Supreme Court justices — through senate confirmation. The Republican-led Senate has also confirmed 112 judges for federal district courts around the country.The U.S. Senate’s Democratic leader yesterday called Trump’s judicial nominees “the most radical and unqualified” judges the senate has confirmed in the past three decades.last_img read more

Fistball’s finest come to South Africa for World Cup

first_imgCD AndersonThe little known but ancient sport of fistball is gaining popularity among South Africans looking for an active pastime that is a little different and a lot of fun. Their passion for the sport has culminated in the hosting of the fistball World Cup in Cape Town on 14 and 15 October 2016.What is fistball?Described as a faster, more aggressive version of volleyball, fistball dates back to 240AD. The sport became popular again in 16th century Italy, where the rules of the game were first officially devised and recorded.Watch and learn the game’s rules:During the late 19th century, fistball became popular in Germany, whose emigrants then spread the game to the rest of the world, including South America and West Africa.It was introduced into the United States in 1911, where it enjoyed small but enthusiastic support at some of the country’s youth summer camps.A world governing body was formed in 1960, which began holding international championship tournaments for men and women every four years. The sport is dominated by German-speaking countries such as Switzerland and Namibia (which won the 1995 championship), and South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina. Fistball is also part of the alternative, non-Olympic sports event, the World Games.By 2014, countries such as Australia, India and South Africa had started competing in the sport.The GaljoensMeet the stars of South African fistball: Dr Strangeglove, Moerfist, Mr Fistievous and the rest of team:The first South African team, and later the Fistball Association of South Africa (Fasa), was started in 2014 by Capetonian Leif Petersen, who was looking for an alternative sport to play as a way to make his mark representing his country.Petersen told the Mail & Guardian in 2015: “It’s always been every kid’s dream to play for their country, and as I gradually came to the realisation that I would never get the nod for the Proteas cricket team, I had to find a smaller pond where I could be a bigger fish.”Petersen brought together an eclectic group of local sport enthusiasts from all walks of life, including artists, business professionals, conservationists and refugees, to form the sport’s first amateur fistball team: the Galjoens, named after South Africa’s national [email protected] #MightyGaljoens Dr Strangeglove Moerfist & Mr Fistievous watch SA’s finest fistballing talent @ #FistballWorldCup 14-16Oct CTown pic.twitter.com/WM9KX3H2h1— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 13, 2016Playing in public parks with rudimentary equipment fashioned from safety barrier tape and tent poles, the sport proved to be a fun but gruelling way to bring together a variety of South Africans and combine their love of sport with good humour and ham-fisted puns.Soon other teams formed around Cape Town, including the Kaapse Fisters, the North Beach Knuckle-Dusters and Goldfister. The first annual South African championship, the aptly named Fistivus, was held in 2015.The Galjoens also took part in their first world championship, held in Argentina in November 2015. They finished last, but according to Petersen, a lot of fun was had at the tournament and the players learnt a lot about how the game was played on a global level.The Fistball World Cup8 days away before the kick-off of the @IFA_Fistball Men’s #Fistball World Cup! 14 & 15 October at Vygieskraal Sports Ground ? #faustball pic.twitter.com/N9T6V8VygP— FistballSouthAfrica (@FistballSA) October 6, 2016At the end of 2015, Petersen received approval from the fistball world governing body in Germany to hold a World Cup tournament, bringing the best fistball club teams in the world to compete in Cape Town on 14 and 15 October 2016.The event will be held at the Vygieskraal Sports Ground, Belgravia, Cape Town, and will feature visiting clubs from Germany, Brazil and Argentina. The tournament will also debut the long-awaited documentary on the unconventional story of fistball in South Africa, featuring interviews with players and highlights of all the local teams in action.For more information, visit the Fistball Association of South Africa Facebook page.Source: Mail & Guardian / Fistball Association of South AfricaSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

African nations seeks ways to stop flow of refugees to South Africa

first_img10 November 2014A three-day Migration Dialogue conference was organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tanzania from 7 November 2014, to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa.Some 24 senior representatives from the governments of Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia, and from IOM and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), met in Zanzibar to discuss the migration challenges facing the region and how to address them. The event was funded by Japan, as part of IOM’s Voluntary Return Assistance to Migrants in Tanzania project.International migratory movements in Africa have become more complex and mixed in recent years, with flows comprising asylum seekers, refugees and irregular migrants. The exodus of migrants from the Horn of Africa (mainly Ethiopia) to South Africa is a central issue.Each year, thousands of mainly young Ethiopians risk their lives in an attempt to reach South Africa, where they hope to establish better lives for themselves and their families. Migrants often sacrifice their life savings to pay smugglers amounts of up to $4 000 (about R45 000) to facilitate the journey.Human smuggling has become a thriving multi-billion dollar industry, which feeds off people’s desperation to improve their lives. Migrants are loaded into trucks by smugglers or left in “safe” houses in the jungle in Tanzania for days or weeks without food or water. Kenya and Tanzania are significant transit countries and many migrants are intercepted by the authorities en route.“Migrants are above all human beings and have the same human rights as anyone else. They should not be exposed to situations in which their lives are threatened. But the root causes of migration from the Horn to South Africa must be addressed by the governments concerned in order to come up with sustainable solutions to this migration crisis,” said Damien Thuriaux, IOM’s chief of mission in Tanzania.The meeting followed a 2010 regional conference on refugee protection and international migration, during which 13 African states met to discuss mixed movements and irregular migration from the East, Horn and Great Lakes sub-regions to Southern Africa.IOM’s Voluntary Return Assistance to Migrants in Tanzania project has returned over 220 detained Ethiopian migrants this year so far, and is planning to return a total of up to 800 by the end of the year. Since 2009, IOM Tanzania has helped over 2 500 Ethiopian detainees to return home.Source: APOlast_img read more