first_img Press Association Pedro has been linked with a move to United, who are light on forwards following the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao. Pedro is regarded as one of Spain’s best attacking forwards, but he faces the unenviable task of having to dislodge either Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez to get into the Barcelona first-team. Busquets wants Pedro to stay at the Nou Camp, but understands why the 27-year-old is considering his options. “I have spoken with Pedro,” the midfielder told a press conference in San Francisco ahead of Barca’s friendly against United. “I think that as a team-mate and friend, I would like him to stay for a long time, but I understand that he has doubts. “He wants to play but there is a lot of competition. In our team we have the best players and it’s very difficult (to get into the team). “I hope he stays but the decision is his.” Pedro joined Barcelona’s youth team as a 17-year-old and then went on to enjoy success with the first team, winning the Primera Division five times and the Champions League on three occasions. The Tenerife-born player can operate across the front three, which is of interest to United manager Louis van Gaal, who wants to play 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 next season. center_img Manchester United target Pedro has “doubts” about his future at Barcelona, according to his team-mate Sergio Busquets. last_img read more

first_img LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 12:29 IST Pandemic Hits Birmingham CWG, Multi-site Athletes Village To Replace Single Accommodation Facility The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to opt for a multi-site athletes village instead of building single accommodation facility for players and officials COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 12th August, 2020 12:29 IST The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to opt for a multi-site athletes village instead of building single accommodation facility for players and officials.According to the Games organisers, the athletes and team officials will now be housed in three campus villages at The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and The NEC Hotel Campus.The 500 million pound village was being constructed on the former Birmingham City University site in Perry Barr and was set to provide accommodation to 6,500 athletes and team officials.However, the organisers scrapped the idea after sensing that it could not be delivered on time due to the pandemic.The new campus model will see 1,600 athletes and officials housed at the NEC Hotel Campus, 1,900 at The University of Warwick, and the principal village with 2,800 at The University of Birmingham.”The decision to move away from the single site athletes’ village in the Perry Barr area of the city has been made by the Games Partnership with just under two years to go, after reviewing the impact of the global health pandemic,” read a statement from the orgainsers.”With a shorter than normal timeframe for delivery of the Birmingham 2022 Games, the new build accommodation site was under continued review from the outset, with expert consultation throughout, and had very little scope to withstand the impact COVID-19 has had on construction.” The organisers further claimed that the new three-site campus model for Birmingham 2022 athlete accommodation will be delivered within the overall Games budget of 778 million pound, and insisted that the Games remained on track.The decision to move to three campus villages across the West Midlands has the support of athlete representatives and Commonwealth Games Associations across the world who have been apprised of the new plans.”These are challenging times for all of us and delivering a major multi-sports event during this period has meant we have needed to collaborate effectively, be pragmatic to change, and remain realistic about the challenges we face,” Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022 said.”We recognise that this new model is a move away from the historic norm and we are grateful for the support shown by our partners across the Commonwealth Games Associations.” The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8. Image credits: AP Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

first_imgNew Orleans’ international-transfer Arina Kleshchukova crossed the finish line nearly 36 seconds after Girard and was named the Newcomer of the Year, along with garnering first-team all-conference honors. The rest of the first team included Lamar’s Katie Buckley, McNeese’s Gladys Jerotich and Stephen F. Austin’s Taryn Surratt.Incarnate Word’s men placed third with 82 points, followed by Stephen F. Austin and A&M-Corpus Christi. SFA’s women took bronze with 74 points, and McNeese and Incarnate Word rounded out the top five.For athletes who qualify, the NCAA South Central Regional qualifying race will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M. The 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisc., on Saturday, Nov. 17. Final Results – Women | Final Results – Men | Photo GalleryLAKE CHARLES, La. – Through a muddy course at Enos Derbonne Park, the Central Arkansas men and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women emerged victoriously at the 2018 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday.With 57 team points, Central Arkansas dethroned reigning champion Lamar, the runner-up in the men’s race, to claim the program’s first ever conference title. With the lowest margin of victory in conference history, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women hoisted the trophy for the first time since 2011 with 70 team points, edging out Lamar by just one point.C H A M P I O N S!@ucatrackxc coming home with its first @SouthlandSports title! #BearClawsUp pic.twitter.com/CBFC6mzSox— UCAsports.com (@ucasports) October 26, 2018The Bears’ win was the epitome of a team performance with the top five individuals finishing between ninth and 15th and clocking in within 16 seconds of each other. Senior Markus Schweikert and sophomore Alex Hanson garnered second-team all-conference honors for finishing ninth and 10th, respectively.Lamar senior Jamie Crowe successfully defended his individual title, crossing the finish line just ahead of the 26-minute mark, followed by teammate Jordan Rowe at 26:17.5. Crowe was named the Athlete of the Year, and Rowe, an international transfer, took home the Newcomer of the Year Award. Incarnate Word runners Garrett Cortez and Baptiste Jard joined Crowe and Rowe on the all-conference first team, along with Stephen F. Austin’s Titus Kiplagat, the league’s Freshman of the Year.Islanders’ senior Allyson Girard is just the second individual champion to hail from A&M-Corpus Christi and the first since Anne Ronoh in 2009. Girard posted a 6K time of 22:15.6 en route to earning Athlete of the Year and first-time all-conference honors.last_img read more