LaLiga hopes to restart on May 2 and 3 behind closed doors


first_imgOnce UEFA has already decided from this noon on the future of all its competitions and, by extension, also that of the national ones, LaLiga also holds important telematic meetings to address this coronavirus crisis and the impact on Spanish football. If yesterday Thebes met with his trusted team and then chaired the monthly Delegate Commission, today it has reconvened its Management Committee from 12:00 noon to finish shaping a strategy in which time has been working but is at the expense of what happens internationally this Tuesday officially.If the Federation assured last week that it works in four possible scenarios, as today it is recording its intervention in the UEFA meeting with 55 other federations and the FIFpro players union, LaLiga works mainly on a hypothesis: that the Spanish championship can be restarted in the first week of May (May 2 and 3, although it would be attempted earlier) and end it in June, playing days on weekends and weekdays to accommodate even the Second Playoffs. Of course, as much as it hurts the leaders, almost certainly this outcome would be behind closed doors. The fact that the Euro Cup has already been postponed to June 2021 makes this LaLiga intention much more viable. The main slogan of LaLiga is to save the more than one hundred television contracts that professional clubs around the world have. Thebes understands that it is a chore for their associates to be unable to make the corresponding ticket offices that still remain, but the first thing is the health of the fans and players. The key is not to lose that 25% of the audiovisual income that is still in the eaves, since many television and sponsors are very concerned with the fact that the championship cannot be finished. Above all, LaLiga sources assure, with some alternatives that have been launched with some recklessness. That would lead to a review of television contracts with the significant inconvenience that it would pose for LaLiga. Thebes is confident that this afternoon what is already an open secret, the suspension of the Euro Cup, and even the reduction of the format of the Champions League will be made official. That would facilitate some plans that he wants to share with all the clubs, very pending and concerned, throughout this Tuesday. The fact that UEFA asks for a solidarity fund to the leagues for postponing their competitions, as AS has revealed this Tuesday, is not funny.last_img read more

Volleyball Sweeps Visiting Loyola, 3-0


first_imgStory Links at Bradley University 10/27/2017 – 7 p.m. Following five matches in eight days, the Bulldogs are eager to use the long week to regroup and prepare for the second half of the Missouri Valley Conference season. “We have a long week ahead of us with some time to recuperate and reflect on our season so far,” McBroom said. “We’ll have time to watch some video and shore up the areas we need to improve on.” Play in the third set was much more competitive and the Bulldogs fought hard to hold a lead throughout the set. Loyola took the lead early in the set at 9-8, but Drake fired back with a 3-0 run to take control. The Ramblers briefly took the lead late in the set at 21-20, but fell to the Bulldogs with kills by Cheek and freshman Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) helping Drake close the set on a 5-1 run to prevail, 25-22, in the set and take the match, 3-0. The Bulldogs hit .298 to earn their second win of the season against Loyola with the 3-0 sweep of Loyola by set scores of 25-16, 25-18 and 25-22. Box Score (HTML) Photo Gallery DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University volleyball team earned its 19th win of the year and improved to 8-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference with an efficient 3-0 win over visiting Loyola Saturday, Oct. 21, evening at the Knapp Center. Watch Live “We really needed a win to bounce back after last night,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “Getting a win was critical for our team and to do it in three sets and to execute our game plan exceptionally well invigorated our team and our confidence tonight.” “It was great tonight to be terminal and low error, that’s what we’re shooting for,” McBroom said. “That balance was there tonight. We had three players with a 50 percent kill percentage and that was phenomenal.” In the second set, Loyola took the lead early with the first two points, but fell behind after a 5-0 run from Drake. Cheek set the pace for Drake with six kills and four digs in the set and the Bulldogs also hit a .342 to maintain their lead for the remainder of the set and cruise to the 25-18 win.center_img Drake (19-6, 8-3 MVC) was led by junior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) with 17 kills and 17 digs, followed by freshman Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) and senior Kyla Inderski with nine kills each. Freshman Kylee Macke contributed with 12 digs. Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) had 29 of the team’s 43 assists. Live Stats Preview Full Schedule Roster The Valley on ESPN3 Box Score (PDF) Morgan Gresham led Loyola (1-20, 0-10 MVC) with twelve kills on 29 attempts. Alex Nunez contributed with 11 digs. The Bulldogs hit the road again next weekend to compete against Bradley and Illinois State Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The matches will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Loyola led early in the first set, but the Bulldogs pushed back with a 6-0 run as Macke and Cheek led Drake with seven digs and six kills, respectively. The Bulldogs also had a 4-0 run to end the set with a 25-16 advantage. Next Game:  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more