“That was me turning and saying, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what I did, isn’t it?’” Christenson told The Chronicle. “I turned and said, ‘I see what you mean, oh no, that’s like Heil Hitler.’ I’m cringing inside picturing myself like that. Anyone should know better. It’s like standing there with my middle finger up. … [Read more...] about A’s bench coach apologizes after displaying ‘unintentional’ Nazi salute
Coach kneels with players
"I believe that Leo had a very good season," Fabregas says. "People can tell me what they want, but I watch every single match. He scored 25 goals, he made 21 assists in his worst season. If you tell me that I could do that, then I would be very, very happy, believe me, and this would be the best season of my career. … [Read more...] about ‘More than a Club?’ How FC Barcelona ‘lost its soul’
Guardiola, likewise, has regularly admitted how lucky he was to coach a team containing Messi and says not having him at any of his subsequent clubs is the reason he has failed to win a Champions League title outside of Barcelona. … [Read more...] about What next for Lionel Messi after the Instagram post that rocked Barcelona?
Calgary won the opener 4-1, lost Game 2 by a 3-2 score, then rebounded to beat Winnipeg 6-2 in Game 3. The games were all played without fans in the stands at Rogers Place, which is hosting the Western Conference tournament, keeping players in isolation to avoid contracting COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Flames beat Jets 4-0 in Game 4, win qualifying round series
However, as with most successions, it wasn't a smooth takeover. Former Barca great Xavi, having recently started his managerial career at Al-Sadd in Qatar, reportedly rejected an approach to succeed Valverde this month. For a few days at least the Catalans seemed to be in managerial limbo. … [Read more...] about Why did Barcelona sack Ernesto Valverde?