& # 39; He has evolved a lot. He's very interesting & # 39 ;: Adama Traore is about to win Spain's call, reveals international boss Luis Enrique as Wolves star deliberates on international allegiance
- Luis Enrique has his shared thoughts about Wolves speedster Adama Traore
- The 24-year-old enjoys his best season with six goals and ten assists
- Enrique said that he & # 39; elated & # 39; was about Traore & # 39; s performances for his club side
- Traore has yet to decide whether to represent Spain or Mali
Traore had a breakthrough season in which the speedster scored six goals and gave ten assists to his teammates to help preserve Nuno Espirito Santo's side fire in Europe and the Premier League .
Because of those performances, Traore is about to appeal to the Spanish international side. The 24-year-old grew up in Barcelona after his parents moved from Mali and he is eligible to represent both Spain and Mali.
And the Spanish boss Enrique has raised p Traore for his screenings this season, showing that he's been eyeing the winger since attending Barcelona academy.
& # 39; We have known him very well for many years & # 39 ;, he told Marca . & # 39; When we were in Barcelona, he was in our plans.
& # 39; He has evolved a lot. He is a very interesting player. We are very happy with his performance. & # 39;
Traore does not know which country he wishes to promise his international loyalty. Last November, the Wolves star said he wanted to represent Mali, but days later he received a call from the Spanish team.
However, he withdrew from the squad with an injury and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.
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2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
The Olympic torch relay in Greece was canceled on Friday March 13 – just a day after the flame had lit in Olympia.
Large crowds harassed Hollywood actor Gerard Butler as he lit the cauldron in the Greek city of Sparta on Friday despite repeated warnings for spectators not to attend due to the corona virus.
That forced the decision of the Greek Olympic Committee to end the torch relay on Greek territory on the second day of the planned eight-day trip.
The Olympic flame will still be handed over to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee at Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on Thursday, but without fans. It is the only third time that a relay to Athens for the summer games has not been completed.
Due to the magnitude of the outbreak in Japan, Dick Pound, senior member of the International Olympic Committee, the disease as & # 39; the new war & # 39; which threatened Tokyo 2020 and warned that the Games may have to be canceled if the virus existed in May.
The Japanese government later insisted on Pound's comments were not the official position of the IOC, but doubts remain as to whether the summer showcase may still cause health problems.
Athletes have been told to keep training and the plan to keep the Games in Japan continues as planned, but the training of about 80,000 volunteers has been delayed for at least two months – it should start on February 22.
On Friday March 13; President Donald Trump's proposal to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year due to the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot by the Japanese Olympic minister.
"The IOC and the Organizing Committee are not considering cancellation or postponement – absolutely not at All," Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, told a news conference in Tokyo.
The International Olympic Committee and the organizers of Tokyo have kept up to date since the viral outbreak in China spread across Asia three months ago and then the globe: The games open on schedule July 24.
World Indoor Athletics Championships (March 13-15 in Nanjing) will be eliminated until 2021.
North Korea canceled the Pyongyang Marathon scheduled for April imposing a border barrier due to the level of the outbreak in South Korea.
The Seoul Marathon is canceled in an attempt to protect runners after the massive outbreak in South Korea.
The Paris Half Marathon has been canceled and the French The government also decided to ban all public public gatherings of more than 5,000 people.
The race with some 44,000 participants was scheduled for Sunday (March 1) in the French capital. Organizers said the race will be postponed to a date to be determined.
The Barcelona Marathon, scheduled for March 15, has been postponed to October to stop the spread of the corona virus, Barcelona City Hall said in a statement.
An Olympic mixed relay triathlon qualifying event scheduled for May in Chengdu, China is being moved to Valencia pending an outbreak in Spain .
German Open (March 3-8), Vietnam Open (March 24-29) and Polish Open (March 26) 29), all Olympic qualifying events are canceled due to & # 39; strict health protection & # 39 ;. Olympic boxing qualifications held in Wuhan were canceled by the International Olympic Committee and are now being moved to Amman F from March 3-11
The IBF title fight between Daniele Scardina and Andrew Francillette in Milan on February 28 was Matchroom postponed due to restrictions in Italy after the outbreak.
The Japanese boxing committee canceled all battle cards scheduled for March on the advice of the government to suspend all pending sports matches.
All British fighting in the next two months is under threat. The BBBoC confirmed to Sportsmail that they are not currently making recommendations to cancel shows, but admitted that this may change and is awaiting government guidance.
The tour of England through Sri Lanka was delayed on Friday March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the English and Wales Cricket Board & # 39; completely unprecedented times & # 39; Called
The decision was confirmed while Joe Root & # 39; s side was in the field at Colombo & # 39; s P Sara Oval, where he fought a warm-up match for a series of two tests that were being written off by a decision. makers back to the Lord. Track Cycling World Championships after being isolated due to fear of a coronavirus outbreak.
34-year-old Morkov had traveled to Berlin in February after contesting the first four stages of the UAE Tour, the last two stages of which were subsequently canceled after two race members were canceled. suspected of having the disease.
Riders and UAE Tour staff have been locked ever since, but after the Abu Dhabi Department of Health issued a statement on Saturday saying that 167 tests had returned negative, the UCI said Morkov was free to normal to race.
The highest level of English and Scottish football is up to 3 April suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was closed on Friday, March 13
The Football Association, Premier League, English Football League, FA Women's Super League and FA Women Championship have all agreed to deal with immediate entry to put an end to competition.
A joint statement by the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Football Association confirmed the suspension of all football north of the border until further notice.
The decision to suspend follows that players and staff are affected by the virus, or that individuals precautionally isolate themselves after reporting symptoms consistent with Covid-19.
The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal, scheduled for March 11, had already been delayed as a 'precaution'. after Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis tested positive for coronavirus weeks later, seeing his Greek team play at the Emirates Stadium.
On Friday, March 13, UEFA announced that all Champions League and Europa League games scheduled for next week will be postponed, as well as the quarter-final draw for both competitions. UEFA convened an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17 to discuss whether Euro 2020 can proceed as planned.
All domestic matches at all levels are postponed by the Chinese Football Association because the season is being cut back due to the magnitude of the outbreak in China.
Asian Champions League games with Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG are postponed until April
The start of the Korean K-League season is postponed. The four teams in the AFC Champions League play their matches behind closed doors.
The Japanese J-League postponed all domestic games until mid-March.
Inter Milan's game against Sampdoria was one of four Serie A games canceled on February 22-23 weekend due to affected regions in Italy, with the Prime Minister's advice to cancel sporting events To order.
Inter Milan's Europa League game with Getafe was also postponed on March 11. while the flight from Roma to Spain to Seville was banned from landing before being delayed, while Italy was locked.
The Coppa Italia game between Napoli and Inter Milan on March 5 became the last game to be canceled when it was postponed indefinitely. It was the 12th game postponed since the outbreak of the crisis and the third with Inter.
An update by Sport Minister Vincenzo Spadafora later confirmed that all Serie A matches for the weekend, from March 7 to 8, would be played behind closed doors. And with the country locked, it was later announced that all sports, including Serie A matches, would be suspended until at least April 3 to contain the virus.
In France, it was announced on Friday March 13 that there will be no top football for the foreseeable future in France after their governing body has postponed all matches in light of the pandemic of coronavirus .
In Spain, the Copa del Rey final of April 18 between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad has been postponed.
UEFA said it is asking governments across the continent to ensure that Euro 2020 continues within three months. despite the coronavirus outbreak.
MLS has been suspended for 30 days with the delay of Inter Beck's first home game at David Beckham.
The home leg of the Chinese national women's team for South Korea's Olympic qualifier scheduled for March will be transferred to Sydney. The team will be quarantined on arrival in Australia for the qualifying group stage of January due to fears of virus carriers.
Inter Milan's Europa League game against Ludogorets on February 27 was played behind closed doors. Only TV rights holders are allowed to attend the media, as the club wants to secure the San Siro. Ludogorets players arrived in Italy with face masks.
Serie A announced that five games would be played behind closed doors on February 28-March 1, including Juventus vs Inter Milan in Turin, a huge game between title rivals.
Ligue 1 followed with games played in empty stadiums until April 15. Clubs also have the option to play matches with only 1,000 fans.
LaLiga became the newest league banning supporters in stadiums. after guidance from the Spanish Ministry of Health and Sport. Barcelona's Champions League game with Napoli will also be played on empty ground.
Manchester United clash on Austrian side Lask was behind closed doors, with United handing out £ 350 to each fan to help with travel and accommodation after selling 900 tickets to the Europa League match.
Newcastle United has banned their players from shaking hands amid fears of the corona virus.
Three players of the Italian third division football club, US Pianese, tested positive for coronavirus . , the Tuscan side confirmed Friday.
Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, tested positive for the coronavirus. Both Olympiacos and Forest teams were tested and all came back negative.
In Germany, Hanover 96 defender Timo Hubers tested positive for the virus.
The Spanish Copa del Rey final, scheduled to take place on April 18, between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao has now taken place
Cristiano Ronaldo became isolated in Madeira after his teammate Juventus was revealed. , Daniele Rugani, has coronavirus.
Another Juventus player, Paulo Dybala, has also reportedly tested positive and has been quarantined.
The Football Association of Ireland has announced that all football under its jurisdiction will end until March 29.
Liverpool has announced a charity match between a Reds Legends side and Barcelona Legends, which will be played at Anfield on March 28, has been postponed.
FIFA says it will postpone the South American World Cup qualifying matches taking place in March.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12, placing the entire squad of the first team in isolation. Gunners' game against Brighton, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed.
In the early hours of Friday, March 13, Chelsea announced that winger Callum Hudson-Odoi had diagnosed the disease.
The club's first team has become self-insulated, while two buildings are closed on their training ground in Cobham. Their game against Aston Villa, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, certainly seems to be postponed.
Thursday's Europa League clash between Olympiacos and Wolves took place behind closed doors following an order from the government in Greece, but Wolves have UEFA asked the fixture.
England & # 39; s friendly against Italy at Wembley in March will still continue, a tweet from the English football report revealed on March 11. England will also play against Denmark in March.
Israel has warned citizens to avoid all international travel, raising the question of whether supporters or players will travel to Scotland for their Euro 2020 playoff game on March 26. if the coronavirus outbreak gets worse between now and summer. The tournament will be multi-city. UEFA admits that it is in a & # 39; waiting phase & # 39; and must follow the orders of the individual countries concerned. However, FA chairman Greg Clarke has stated that he expects the tournament to continue.
Premier League games become & # 39; probably & # 39; played behind closed doors for the next few weeks & # 39; because of the fears of the coronavirus, board member Sasha of Everton Ryazantsev has warned that, in line with the action taken in Serie A.
Chelsea & # 39; s Champions League last-16 return game in Bayern Munich is also about to be postponed, it was announced on March 13.
] Football organizations across England and the rest of Europe are bracing for a reported total closure of each league until September. UEFA will hold a meeting on Tuesday March 17 and is crucial to determining the fate of the 2019-2020 season.
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The 1945 Grand Prix Australia was canceled after a member of a McLaren team received Covid-19, causing the British team to withdraw before deciding whether to continue the race.
The announcement came hours after Lewis Hamilton said it was & # 39; shocking & # 39; was that the race continued.
The Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 19 is postponed without deciding whether to include it again in the 2020 calendar for later in the season.
The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 20-22, is called off, as is the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix (scheduled for Hanoi on April 5) .
There is hope that the F1 season can start on May 3. F1 leaders want to continue the Zandvoort race in the Netherlands on that date.
The Women & # 39; s Amateur Asia-Pacific golf championship, scheduled to take place instead of February 12-15 in Thailand, was postponed and moved to October.
The Honda LPGA Thailand event in Pattaya, Thailand scheduled for February 20-23 along with the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore, scheduled to start February 27, were both postponed
The PGA Tour Series-China postponed two qualifying tournaments and delayed the start of their 2020 campaign by two months, reducing the number of regular season events from 14 to 10.
It was decided the LPGA Blue Bay tournament in China to be canceled, with the event on Hainan Island (scheduled for March 5) seen as dangerous to player health
The European Tour instituted the Maybank Championship (April 16-19 in Kuala Lumpur) and Volvo China Open (April 23-26 in Shenzhen) out.
After deciding to play without spectators from the second round of the Players Championship, the PGA Tour canceled the event entirely after the first round on Thursday, March 12.
They also canceled their next three events, which means that the PGA Tour events will take place in April prior to the first major of the year, The Masters. However, on Friday, March 13, the prestigious Augusta tournament was also postponed.
In an online published statement, Fred Ridley, president of Augusta National Golf Club, emphasized that the decision makers hope to hold the prestigious tournament & # 39; at some later date & # 39 ;.
The first major men's championship of the year would begin on April 9 in Georgia, but has been suspended due to the escalating pandemic.
Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari were withdrawn from the Oman Open on medical grounds after Gagli showed symptoms of the virus. He shared a hotel room with Molinari and was told to isolate himself. They were later placed back into the tournament after being tested negative for the virus.
The Japan Racing Association has revealed that "government-sanctioned races" will go behind doors
Two racing events in France next week will take place behind closed doors in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Monday's spring card and Wednesday's competition at the flat in Compiegne have no paying customers, with the order of the city mayor and the president of the Compiegne Racing Society.
Racing in Ireland takes place until March 29 behind closed doors.
Scotland Women's Six Nations game with Italy on February 23 is postponed due to an outbreak in the Milan region.
And the women's match between Wales and Scotland in the Six Nations on March 15 was also eliminated after a Scottish player tested positive for the virus.
The Irish Six Nations meeting with Italy on March 7 is postponed.
Ospreys and Ulster's Pro14 trips to play in Italy on February 29 are postponed. Ospreys would play Zebre in Parma with Treviso as the venue for Ulster's game against Benetton.
The Italian Rugby Federation has its National Championship and youth matches for February 28 – March 1.
Hong Kong Rugby Sevens is postponed, which is a blow to the Olympic preparations for Team GB.
England & # 39; s last Six Nations game against Italy is out & # 39; with the intention of resisting it at a later date & # 39 ;. The same applies to the corresponding luminaires for ladies and U20. They would all be played on March 13-15.
Meanwhile, the six country struggles between France and Ireland on March 14 have been reduced, with the French government taking action against sporting events.
Scottish rugby announced that the preparations & # 39; just keep going & # 39; while discussing with French rugby whether to continue their Six Nations game on March 8 after a second coronavirus death in France.
All remaining Six Nations games in Italy – which are expected to be England in their last game on March 14 – are seriously questionable given the magnitude of the outbreak in Italy.
Fears of the virus spreading prompted ITV to cancel plans to send commentators and experts to Rome for the English game against Italy in Rome.
All events on the ATP Tour have been suspended for six weeks.
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, which was scheduled to begin on March 9, was postponed at eleven. It came after a confirmed case of the coronavirus in the nearby Coachella Valley.
The finals of an ATP Challenger event in Bergamo, Italy, between Enzo Couacaud and Illya Marchenko of Ukraine, are canceled. Both players received ranking points and prize money for reaching the final. They were not given the opportunity to play behind closed doors.
China lost a Davis Cup tie because the men's team could not travel to Romania for the playoff from March 6 to 7.
WTA event Xi & # 39; an Open (set for April 13-19) is canceled due to fear of player safety. WTA has announced that they are evaluating their schedule with a number of events scheduled for China in the second half of the season.
The International Tennis Federation has announced that next month's Fed Cup finals have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The event was scheduled to take place in Budapest and the league's playoffs, which would take place in eight different locations, have also been put on hold.
The WTA also announced that no tournaments will be held for at least five weeks.
Japan & # 39; s home game against Davis Cup next week against Ecuador is now played behind closed doors.
Players will no longer be allowed to hand over. their towels to ball children at BNP Paribas Open next week in Indian Wells, organizers said on Friday.
MotoGP canceled their first two races in Thailand Thailand. However, Moto2 and Moto3 will ride in Qatar as they were already stationed on the track for pre-season testing.
Cycling's United Arab Emirates Tour has been canceled with Chris Froome tested for coronavirus and Mark Cavendish is locked in his hotel room.
The South Korean baseball league canceled all 50 preseason games scheduled for March 14-24. It is the first time since the start of the competitions in 1982 that a whole series of exhibition games has been eliminated.
The draw of the first leg for the World Table Tennis Championships, planned for South Korea from March 22-29, is postponed.
A beach volleyball tournament, held in Yangzhou from April 22-26 from April, will be postponed until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The World Short Track Speed Skating Championship in Seoul is canceled.
Next month's World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi was postponed on Saturday because of a precautionary measure.
The event was scheduled to take place from March 5 to March 7 in the city, which reported new cases of the virus.
Event organizers said they still hoped to resist. the event will take place later in March or April.
The Women's Ice Hockey World Championships, which are scheduled to take place in Canada later this month, have been canceled.
The NBA has also been suspended indefinitely after two Utah Jazz players contracted the virus.
The NHL has announced to interrupt the 2019-20 season without a confirmed date for it to resume.
The London Marathon has been postponed for six months. It is said to take place on April 26, but has now been pushed back to October.
The Japanese professional baseball league decided to play their 72 games for the season behind closed doors until March 72. Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan.
In a tool to reduce the risks of exposure to the virus, the NBA instructs players not to take items such as pens, markers, balls, and jerseys from signature seekers.
The regular season of the South Korean baseball league is in doubt prior to the first game round on March 28. An emergency meeting was convened.
Doubts remain as the Asian Weightlifting Championships, scheduled for March, are being moved from Kazakhstan to neighboring Uzbekistan. They can still be postponed.
Wolves approaching £ 17m signing of AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone after he flew back from the US to complete deal
- Wolves almost agreed to a deal for AC Milan- striker Patrick Cutrone
- The player flew back from the camp of Milan in the US to complete the negotiations
- The Italian international scored last season nine goals in 43 games for Milan
Wolves approaching the transfer of £ 17 million from AC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone.
The 21-year-old flew back from the camp of Milan in the US to complete negotiations on what is expected to be a five-year contract.
After the arrival of Jesus Vallejo on loan from Real Madrid this week, the arrival of Cutrone would further strengthen the Wolves ranks.
Nuno Espirito Santo led his team to seventh place last year after being promoted the previous season
The Italian international scored nine goals in 43 games for the Serie A club last season.
Milan is in the meantime talking to sign Everton goal Rafael Leao from Lille.
& # 39; They are very close so soon he will sign & # 39 ;: Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is almost in the footsteps of Mason Holgate by closing a new deal
- This season, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has netted 15 times for Everton
- Carlo Ancelotti hopes he will follow Mason Holgate when entering the club
- Defendant Holgate signed a new five-year deal with the Toffees this week
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is about to get a new one deal to be signed with Everton according to boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The 22-year-old striker has been an important asset for the Toffees this season, with 15 goals, and Ancelotti is convinced that he will follow in the footsteps of highly acclaimed defender Mason Holgate, who has a new deal this week signed for five years.
Ancelotti said: & # 39; Holgate will be the future of this club. It is important for him and for us to extend the contract in order to have stability with this player.
& # 39; We are also close to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and I hope h and it will sign soon. They talk, they are very close, so he will start drawing soon. The idea for the future is very clear to us.
& # 39; I think the fact that they are English is important for the club, for the structure, because they know the atmosphere better here. But above all they are players with a lot of quality. & # 39;
At the other end of the age scale, Ancelotti also hopes that 35-year-old Leighton Baines will remain in Goodison Park for another season.
& # 39; There is a possibility & # 39 ;, said the Toffees boss. & # 39; We will talk to him about what he is going to do. For us, for the club, for me and also I think it will be important for his teammates to have him the next season too.
& He showed a fantastic attitude in training, in games. He is really important to us and not only because he is still a good player and physically good, but he also has the experience, the personality that is important for our team. & # 39;
After last weekend's draw with Manchester United, Everton faced another of their European football rivals this weekend when they travel to face Chelsea.
Ancelotti spent two seasons on Stamford Bridge from 2009 to 2011, winning the Premier League and FA Cup.
He said: & I think it will be an emotional moment for me. I have a fantastic memory of the time I was there, it was really two incredible years. I really have a good memory of everything that happened there and I am really excited to be back. & # 39;
Ancelotti is also looking forward to seeing Frank Lampard, an important player for him at the time and now manager of the Blues.
& # 39 I thought he could be a manager, & # 39; said Ancelotti. & # 39; He is doing very well, he did well last year. It was not an easy season for Chelsea and I hope for the best. I am really happy to meet him after a long time and I don't know if I can shake hands, but meeting me will be fun. & # 39;
Ancelotti is relieved to be able to stay on the sidelines after being sent to United.
The Italian was fired for his protests after Everton had had what was ruled out by a late winner by VAR and a fine of £ 8,000 was imposed.
& # 39; I don't want to look back on that situation & # 39 ;, said Ancelotti. & # 39; I have to pay a fine, the fine is not cheap, but that doesn't matter. It is important for me to stay on Stamford Bridge, I am happy to be there and I am moving forward. & # 39;
Everton will be without Seamus Coleman, who will miss at least two games with a thigh injury, but Lucas Digne is available after a calf problem.
The treatment room of the Toffees has meanwhile received another client in Cenk Tosun, whose loan with Crystal Palace was broken off by a serious knee injury.
The Turkish striker will be operated on next week and Ancelotti said: & He will receive our full support. I hope everything will be fine and that he can recover quickly. & # 39;
Juventus keeps a close eye on the teenage sensation Kaio Jorge of Santos, who has a release clause of £ 43m & lt;
Juventus are said to be monitoring the situation of Santos star Kaio Jorge while keeping an eye on a big step for the Brazilian.
The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest prospects there is and is the newest youth who shines in a famous production line in South America.
And according to Goal, Series A giants Juventus belong to a number of European top clubs that keep a close eye on Jorge, who releases a £ 50 million clause at Santos.
A race for his signature will soon be triggered, with many clubs chasing the young Brazilian attacker.
For now a hefty asking price from Santos makes the big clubs of Europe patient while striving to get his signature.
More to follow …
Undefeated honeysuckle will miss the championship obstacle to face Benie Des Dieux in a tasty battle for the hordes of the Mares brothers on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival
- Honeysuckle will miss Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Races on Tuesday
- but will face Benie Des Dieux in Close Brothers Mares & # 39; Hurdle
- Henry De Bromhead trained honeysuckle had been 4-1 for the Champion Hurdle
Undefeated Honeysuckle Misses Unibet Champion Hurdle Tuesday instead of that, take on Benie Des Dieux in a tasty battle for the Hurdle of Close Brothers Mares on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival .
Henry De Bromhead trained honeysuckle was as short as 4-1 to add the Hurdle champion to her success in the Irish champion Hurdle in Leopardstown last month.
Her participation would have given jockey Rachael Blackmore the best chance ever for a female jumping jockey to win one of the festival's crown jewel races – the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Gold Cup are the other two.
Blackmore is still likely to ride in the race with The Bromhead trained Irish champion Hurdle runner-up Petite Mouchoir also in the lineup.
The two and a half miles Mares & Hurdle is a half miles longer than the Champion Hurdle and Peter Molony, race manager of Kenny Alexander, owner of Honeysuckle, said this had been a factor in the decision.
Molony added: "In our opinion, she is a mare of two and a half kilometers – that's her o pimal journey.
& # 39; I read somewhere that there is a lack of ambition, but if there is a lack of ambition against Benie Des Dieux, I do not know what ambition is! It will be a great race. Let's hope everything comes from one piece. & # 39;
Honeysuckle is 6-4 for the rank of Mares & Hurdle, but in the confrontation with Benie Des Dieux, Honeysuckle has to compete against a fellow mare who has won all of her eight completed starts since she became purchased in France to become a member of the Willie Mullins stable.
Those victories included last season's French champion Hurdle. Benie Des Dieux also won the Mares & # 39; Hurdle of 2018 and would have won the race last year, but before falling at the last.
Blackmore has never been defeated in seven runs on Honeysuckle, who made some slow jumps in winning the Irish champion, including one at the final hurdle that threatened to cost her victory.
If you go to the longer race next week, her jumping should be put under less pressure.
Wednesday is the penultimate explanation stage for the Champion Hurdle. Entries can also be topped up for £ 22,500.
& # 39; Bobby would run in his grave & # 39 ;: Moore's good friend calls on West Ham fans to stop protests and go after the team in an effort to prevent relegation
- Nine hundred fans protested against West Ham & # 39; s co-owners under attack
- Terry Creasey, one of Bobby Moore & # 39; s best friends, wants that fans stop the protests
- Some of the West Ham fans showed banners that broadcast their anger on Monday
- Hammers United , have organized a protest march along Newham Greenway
The good friend of West Ham- legend Bobby Moore has appealed to fans to stop their protests against club ownership and to find out about the team in their attempt to prevent Premier League relegation.
Nine hundred fans protested against co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold for the contest Everton last month amid growing unrest among some of the supporters – but Terry Creasey, a van Moore & # 39; s best friends, wants fans to end the fighting.
Part of West Ham fans showed banners expressing their displeasure at Sullivan, Gold and vice-president Karren Brady during Monday's narrow 3-2 defeat against Liverpool and supporters group, Hammers United, have organized a protest march along Newham Greenway to the London Stadium prior to the start in the crucial collision with Southampton this weekend.
West Ham has only collected two points from their last seven Premier League games and they are in the relegation zone, two points in the drift of safety with only 11 games to play.
Monday's defeat in Liverpool marked the 27th anniversary of Moore's death at the age of 51 and the legendary friend of Captain Creasey has called on fans to suspend scheduled protests and put the team on so & # 39 ; n crucial point to support for the club in the season.
& Bobby would turn around in his grave if he could see what is happening in West Ham now with this unrest and protests going on, "Creasey Sportsmail told.
" The people behind these protests are the minority and it doesn't do anyone any good.
& # 39; These protests do not help the team, it is an unwanted distraction for the players and disturbs the atmosphere in the club. The club must now remain united more than ever in the current situation, so I would tell all fans to stand behind the team and support them, regardless of your flu, and make sure we stay up late.
& # 39; I have been watching West Ham since I am 10 years old and now 78 and have been all over the world to watch West Ham, I am a passionate fan and all that I want is the best for West Ham and that means staying this season.
& # 39; I feel sorry for the owners of the club because they have put their money in supporting the team financially in the transfer market and they don't really need all this aggravation.
& # 39; David Sullivan and David Gold gave Bobby a job in Birmingham when he was banned from West Ham and with some friends who are Birmingham fans they would take Sullivan and Gold back to St Andrew & # 39; s in a heartbeat considering the location of the club now.
"David Gold is a local boy who was in the books of West Ham as a child and he loves the club and I know he hurts as much as anyone with the recent results of the team.
"What I would say to those fans who organize protests and that is careful with what you want, as we have seen at other clubs, a change of ownership does not necessarily mean a change in fortunes for tea m.
& # 39; Put talk of protests aside and worry about it next season if that's what they want to do, but the most important now is the fans behind the team and trying to inspire the players into a Revival in shape in these next 11 games to ensure that we remain in the Premier League next season. & # 39;
Referee Kenny Bayless reveals that he was CLOSED in stopping Tyson Fury & # 39; s fight against Deontay Wilder … before the towel was thrown in the seventh round
Wilder was knocked down in the third and fifth round and was dominated by his British opponent on Saturday evening.
The towel was thrown from Wilder's corner to give up the fight in the seventh round and Bayless has now revealed that he would almost stop himself before it reached that point.
& I thought it was a good break because I rest in the minute between rounds before the break to Deontay went, & # 39; told Bayless SiriusXM Fight Nation .
& # 39; I looked at him in the face and I gave him the line that our referees give the hunters to let them know: "Hey, you have to show me something." & # 39;
& # 39; They know that if you go back and you don't show me something, maybe I should do my job and stop it.
& Deontay is a warrior when I saw the towel come out from the corners of my eyes and stopped it, Deontay & # 39; s first reaction was: "Why did I stop it?" & # 39;
& # 39; The contract was actually already closed & # 39 ;: Toni Kroos reveals how close he was to Manchester United because he admitted that David Moyes resignation was the only thing that prevented him from becoming a Premier League player
- ] Toni Kroos revealed how close he was to Manchester United
- The German international was about to relocate Old Trafford in 2014
- David Moyes' resignation changed his career and he joined Real Madrid
Toni Kroos has revealed how close he came to a player becoming Manchester United in 2014.
The Germany international was about to agree to an Old Trafford move when club manager fired David Moyes.
And Kroos maintains that if the Scotsman had remained, he would have been a United player, with Louis van Gaal who was cold about a deal when he took over at the club.
& # 39; David Moyes had come to see me and the contract was actually completed, but then Moyes was fired and Louis van Gaal entered, making matters more complicated. Louis wanted time to build his own project, & # 39; explained Kroos to The Athletic .
& # 39; I haven't heard from United for a while and started to doubt.
& # 39; Then the World Cup started and Carlo Ancelotti called. And that was it. & # 39;