Man Utd the Crystal Palace battle in the second round of the Premier League

Man Utd opened the 2020-2021 season with the reception of Crystal Palace. The difference between the “Red Devils” last season and now is the presence of Donny van de Beek.

The Dutch midfielder, Man Utd’s only new contract so far, can be kicked in this match as Fernandes has just returned to training shortly.

Van de Beek showed, for the first time in a friendly against Aston Villa, Man Utd, the quality of a midfielder moving smart and able to deliver timing-precise passes. He will be a quality backup for Fernandes – who is now considered the breath of Man Utd’s play after what was shown at the end of last season.

Moreover, whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is able to arrange a strategy with room for both Fernandes and Van de Beek is also worth the wait. In addition, he also owns Paul Pogba – a player who can kick the anchor midfield with the ability to pass the ball, dispute and discipline as shown in the World Cup. If Man Utd can combine all three, they will have one of the most watched midfielders.

Arsenal – West Ham: Sunday, September 20, 2:00 p.m.

Ignoring the tempting offers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally put pen to paper on a new contract with Arsenal. West Ham will be the ideal opponent for the Gabon striker to celebrate the occasion with the lax defense that David Moyes’s army showed in the 0-2 defeat to Newcastle.

This is also an opportunity for Arsenal to extend a series of sublimation days from the summer, but the inspiration for that is none other than Mikel Arteta. Winning six points after the opening two games would be a strong start to the Gunners.

West Ham made it difficult for Arsenal in their last game before the Premier League postponement due to Covid-19 in March. At that time, they unfortunately lost by the goal of Alexandre Lacazette. But after a summer without strengthening, few people are optimistic enough to believe that Moyes teachers and students are enough to surprise this weekend.

The NBA is about to have its first female head coach?

Indiana Pacers are looking for a new captain to replace Nate McMillan and one of the candidates to replace is Becky Hammon.

After Indiana Pacers was eliminated by the Miami Heat in the first round of the Playoffs with a score of 4-0, the team leaders made a shocking decision when he fired head coach Nate McMillan. They are speeding up the process of finding a replacement, and one of the top candidates for the hot seat is Becky Hammon. If Hammon receives trust at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, she will become the first female head coach in the NBA.

Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Hammon is a former Russian American WNBA player. Although not selected in the 1999 Draft period, the defender rose to become one of the top stars of the tournament, has 6 times entered the All-star team and was elected to the top 15 greatest players in history.

On August 5, 2014, Becky Hammon made history when he was appointed to the San Antonio Spurs coaching staff, becoming the first female full-time assistant coach of the four largest sports in America. In 2015, she was Spurs’ head coach in the Summer League and won the Championship in Las Vegas.

The 43-year-old woman’s coaching capacity receives the respect of many coaches and players in the NBA. She is expected to become the first female head coach in the history of the American professional basketball tournament.

To become captain of Indiana Pacers, Hammon will have to beat Dave Joerger, former head coach of Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings. Pacers will interview about 12 candidates in the first round, including legendary player Chauncey Billups, but Hammon and Joerger are the heaviest names.

Joerger is also a remarkable strategist. He is highly regarded for his modern, high-paced gameplay centered around De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento. However, conflict with the leadership caused the 2007 D-League Champion to leave last summer. This is the problem that the 46-year-old strategist has in any team.

Man City will only sign a short-term contract with Messi

Instead of a 5-year contract, the Etihad home team can only sign Lionel Messi a much shorter-term contract in the summer 2020 transfer market.

Messi is likely to move to Man City in the summer 2020 transfer market after the 33-year-old superstar expressed his determination to leave Barca as well as had negotiations with the Etihad home team.

On Monday, many European newspapers reported that Man City will provide Messi with a 5-year contract with a salary of £ 450 million. That means El Pulga will play for the English club until the age of 38. However, in the latest development, Cadena Ser announced that Man City will only sign a short-term contract with the 33-year-old superstar.

Specifically, the Spanish news agency said Man City is planning to sign a 2-year contract with Messi, possibly with a term of extension for another year. The Spanish news agency also revealed that Man City’s football director Txiki Begiristain was in Barcelona trying to reach an agreement to bring Messi to England.

With Messi 33 years old this year, signing a contract with a maximum term of 3 years is reasonable for both parties. However, before being able to work directly with the Argentinian superstar, Man City is still waiting for the signals from Barcelona.

The Catalan team maintains the stance on Messi’s contract. Accordingly, the Argentine superstar can only leave Barca if he pays 700 million euros to break the contract. While in the opposite direction, Messi no longer considers himself a Barca person after the fax he sent to the team leaders on August 26.

It was expected that on Wednesday, September 2, Messi’s father and representative would work with Barca chairman Bartomeu to negotiate the deal.

Above is all of the information related to Messi’s transfer in the past week. For more updates on sports all over the world, stay tuned for our upcoming articles. Thanks for reading!

Four strikes in NBA history: From a few hours to six months of paralysis

NBA 2019-20 is at risk of breaking, the history of the tournament has seen 4 times the players go on strike to claim rights.

NBA history has never seen a season with more volatility than this year. After a 5-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA, with its huge efforts, brought the tournament back to Orlando.

However, the efforts of the organizers are at risk of being dumped into the river into the sea. Questions related to the human rights protection story directly affect the tournament.

Although the NBA has no fault, many players are trying to go on strike to express their views. In fact, the history of the NBA has seen four strikes, including at times the tournament was paralyzed for half a year.

1995:

Right after the NBA Draft event ended on June 28, the first strike in NBA history took place from July 1 to September 12, 1995. 

The NBA had to go into the water with a newly signed collective salary agreement, which allowed the teams to expand their salaries and the players to increase their income.

The salary limit of the rookie has also been increased, in addition to the sharing of tournament revenue are also the benefits that the team and players receive after the strike.

The 1995-96 NBA season therefore also took place a few weeks later than expected, but this strike had little impact on tournament timing.

1996:

Just a year after the first strike, the NBA players’ association announced a strike on July 10, 1996. The reason comes from the television copyright package profit of 50 million USD.

The NBA has agreed to share 50% of this package, but the number is not enough for the “workers” side to satisfy. The organizers then decided to spend an additional $ 14 million on the football cap of the teams. So the second strike in NBA history ended in just a few hours!

1998-99 season

In March 1998, the owners of the team decided to reopen the collective salary agreement, with two main elements: changing the salary limit system and the salary ceiling for each player. 

This rule is considered to seriously affect a player’s income level. Immediately the players’ association protested, demanding to cancel the above regulations and increase the minimum wage.

When the two sides could not find a common voice, the NBA was completely paralyzed for six months from July 1, 1998 to January 20, 1999. The 1998-99 season therefore took place four months later and each team had only 50 group stage matches. As a result, the TV ratings and ticket sales of the NBA dropped on record.

The 2011-12 season

Not going as 6 months as before, the NBA player strike from July 1 to December 8, 2011, reduced a team’s 82 group stage games to 66 games.

Team owners want a redistribution of income outside of the NBA (BRI for short). Instead of 57% of players – 43% of the team, bosses want a new number of 47% of players – 53% of the team.

By the end of November, the NBA has successfully settled the number of 49 to 51.2% for the team, after which the season is completed.

The 2019-20 season?

Not sure about the current players’ decision to quit, but if that comes true this is the first time the NBA has failed to complete a season.

A lot of negative consequences will happen if the 2019-20 season ends soon, advertising contracts, television plus the recession coming from the COVID-19 pandemic will cause the NBA to face a real crisis!

Play-in Tournament format and schedule for NBA Playoffs ticket competition

The Portland Trail Blazers and the Memphis Grizzlies will be taking on each other in this weekend’s NBA Playoffs salvage series.

What is Play-in Tournament?

Because the tournament was postponed because of COVID-19, NBA organizers met and made adjustments to the Playoffs competition. After the teams have completed the last 8 matches of the main season, in the event that the 8th and 9th ranked teams have less than 4 games gap, they will have to fight for a ticket to gain access to the Playoffs.

In the East, Washington Wizards not only could not close the gap but also dropped to 10th on the rankings. The 9th place team, the Charlotte Hornets, has a gap of up to 5.5 games from the top 8. Therefore, Orlando Magic will go straight to the Playoffs.

In the West, the Portland Trail Blazers has a 35-39 record at the close of the main season and is in eighth place. Right behind them is the Memphis Grizzlies with 0.5 games less (34-39). These two teams will compete in the Play-in Tournament this weekend.

Play-in Tournament format

In the Play-in Tournament, teams will play 2 matches. The team ranked 8 is considered to have a 1-0 lead and only needs to win one more game to win tickets. Meanwhile, the team ranked 9th will be forced to win all 2 games. Compared to the rankings, Memphis Grizzlies will be forced to beat Portland Trail Blazers in both matches this weekend.

Play-in Tournament Schedule

Portland and Memphis get a two-day break before getting into the ticket-fighting games. They will face off on the morning of August 16 (Vietnam time) at game 1. If Memphis wins, the two teams will be pitted again around 24 hours later. At the end of the Play-in Tournament, the winning team will meet 1st seed LA Lakers on the morning of August 19.

McGregor super rich earn $ 32 million per minute, more than CR7

Not only good at making money, Conor McGregor also made public opinion “round eyes wide” with the ability to spend money no one

Recently, The Sun (England) revealed that Conor McGregor is the “top” money-making player in the sports industry in the past year if counted in minutes of competition. “Crazy guy” UFC pocketed $ 32 million just thanks to a match lasting 40 seconds and defeated rival Donald Cerrone (January 18).

Even if he plays for 1 minute, the amount he earn can reach 48 million USD (more than 1,100 billion VND / 1 minute), 2,285 times more than soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (Ronaldo earns 21,000 USD per minute, equivalent to 489 million). Saying that to see, the Irish boxer really deserves the title “money printing machine”, despite the mess of private life and 3 times his retirement from the UFC career!

According to data from Forbes, McGregor’s net worth in 2020 is about $ 120 million, ranking 53 on the list of the 100 richest celebrities in the world and 16th on the list of “swordfish” athletes. 

Throughout his career, McGregor attended countless games with huge commercial appeal, bringing in a huge source of income. It can be mentioned that the UFC light championship title match with Khabib Nurmagomedov (October 2018) helped “The Crazy Guy” pocket more than $ 50 million. The most memorable is definitely the classic glove with Floyd Mayweather (October 2017) – the event attracted 4.3 million TV viewers and $ 85 million poured into McGregor’s account.

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In 2020, McGregor earns $ 48 million, including $ 32 million in martial arts income (against Donald Cerrone), $ 16 million from being a brand ambassador for gaming, fast food, and sports equipment. , headphones, … Currently, “The Crazy Guy” is promoting the development of fashion brand, fitness center and especially its own whiskey brand named Proper No. Twelve.

Last year, the public was shocked when McGregor announced this “brainchild” brought in sales of more than $ 1 billion (although the information has not been confirmed)!

No one can spend money

To make a lot of money, McGregor also shows no equal level of spending. In 2019, “The Crazy Man” spends $ 2 million to buy a villa in Dublin (Ireland), not to mention 2 real estate in Las Vegas (USA) and Marbella (Spain). He also has a passion for luxury hobbies such as collecting clothes, super cars, watches, yachts, …

According to the press, the number of supercars is up to nearly a dozen of McGregor’s, worth about $ 3.3 million. Last Christmas season, Dee Devlin’s girlfriend was given a Lamborghini $ 200,000 by “Crazy Guy”.

A follower of watches, on his 32nd birthday (July 14), McGregor decided to reward himself with a $ 650,000 watch. According to the word “Crazy Guy”, he has about 12 watches with a total value of millions of dollars. 

The biggest asset that McGregor has ever spent money to own is the super yacht The Prestige 750, named “The Clown” as Muhammad Ali (after the American boxing legend) worth $ 4 million. Before that, McGregor also bought a boat called The 188.

McGregor has never publicly bought an airplane, but through the images and videos that were passed on by the media, it can be seen that “The Crazy Guy” often travels with family or friends on private jet. According to Lux, this jet is just “borrowed” but it is no different from the ownership of “The Crazy Guy” with dense usage frequency. 

McGregor used to be a plumber, crying for the first time in pain

Conor McGregor is so extravagant, but used to cry after receiving the pain.

Conor McGregor was a plumber, the 32-year-old puncher’s life turned a new page since he turned to professional MMA competition. Coming to the mixed martial arts arena in 2008, McGregor really became a star, and has been associated with the name “Crazy Guy” since he joined the UFC, the largest mixed martial arts event in the world. 

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Attending the UFC since 2013, the Irish puncher has become the No. 1 MMA star in the world, not only showing his talent, “The Crazy Guy” also has the ability to stir up and heat up for every event he attended. That is why every event with McGregor in attendance often brings a lot of profits for UFC.

After 12 matches in the UFC, McGregor won 10, lost 2 and held two championship titles in the feather and light category before announcing retirement this year. 

The victories, complacent statements have shaped McGregor to become an extravagant no fear of heaven, no earth in the UFC, nothing seems to beat this puncher. It is thought that McGregor is emotionless, nothing frightens him, but “The Crazy Guy” also had a moment of weakness, he used to shed tears of defeat. 

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The French journalist Charles Thiallier recounted this detail by McGregor. In the match in 2008, when McGregor was still playing for Cage of Truth, in the clash with Artemij Sitenkov he lost quickly at the 69th second half of the first half, also the first failure in his career. of “Crazy Guy”. 

Sitenkov, who won against McGregor in 2008, revealed to The Mirror about his opponent’s wet chuckle moment: “Conor tried to come close, which allowed me to hit the lock, squeeze to win. lying on the ring for a few minutes, he was crying with frustration. I had to go to the dressing room to comfort, but he still cried when I entered”. 

HOT 3/8 Sports News: Paralympic Tokyo is not rescheduled

According to the organizers, the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic tournament will keep the 2020 schedule.

Paralympic Tokyo does not reschedule

According to the organizers, the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic tournament will keep the same schedule for 2020. Thus, the Olympic Games for people with disabilities will open on August 24, 2021 and end on September 5, 2021. Before that, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Both Olympics had to be pushed back due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

Justin Thomas surpassed McIlroy to take the No. 1 spot

Justin Thomas just won the WGC championship – FedEx St Jude Invitational, thereby surpassing Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm to win the world number 1 golf course. This is the 13th PGA championship in the career of a player born in 1993.

The Houston Rockets went on to win the match

After a dramatic victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the previous round, the Houston Rockets went on to have another victory in the NBA. Although facing the Milwaukee Bucks owning two “pole trees” Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Houston Rockets’ defense played quite well. Besides, PJ Tucker and Russell Westbrook shined in time to win the Houston Rockets 120-116.

UFC “boss” opposes McGregor against Pacquiao: On The Mac Life, UFC President Dana White expressed a bitter attitude when asked by reporters about the possibility of a great battle between Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao taking place in the future. , while also declaring “I don’t care about that damn game”.

Before that, when asked by a fan about the possibility of going up to Pacquiao on Twitter, McGregor surprised him with a reply in Filipino “tinatanggap ko”.

“Nadal, Federer is easier than Djokovic”: In the Tennis Legends radio show , Fabrice Santoro – former ATP 17th ranked tennis player recounted his interesting memories of attending a friendly tournament with Nadal , Federer and Djokovic. As captain, Santoro found Federer and Nadal very friendly, in contrast to Djokovic.

“Working with Nadal, Federer has always been very easy. Djokovic is also very interesting but a bit difficult. I like him in a different way, not a relationship like with Federer or Nadal. Nadal regularly joins the updated chat group. Informative and eagerly awaits the message like a child, “said Santoro.

Prohibited from playing for doping, the Asian champion appealed:  Gomathi Marimuthu – The athlete who won the gold medal for the 800m women’s run in the Asian Championship 2019 (Doha, Qatar) recently filed an application to the Court sports (CAS) to appeal a four-year suspension of doping. Previously, the Indian athlete B’s test sample was found to be positive for the banned substance nandrolone, which resulted in her being stripped of her gold medal and receiving a heavy penalty. 

Awesome NBA competition. The American Basketball Tournament will continue to take place with 7 matches on August 3. Most notably will be the climactic match between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Houston Rockets. In the previous match, the Rockets had a choking victory with a high score against the Dallas Mavericks (153-149). Meanwhile, the Bucks overcame their convincing Boston Celtics rival by 119-112.

The NBA is stressed over Covid-19. The players and coaches of the NBA are subject to a lot of strict rules by the organizers. Because only 1 player is positive for the Covid-19 tests, the tournament is at risk of being interrupted or even canceled.

At 35, like Ronaldo, what are the legends of football like?

At the age of 35, many players have retired or retired in the lower league, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still going to conquer big goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo has just helped Juventus win the 9th Serie A title in a row. This is Ronaldo’s 32nd trophy in his career and the third championship with Juventus.

It is worth mentioning that the Portuguese striker is 35 years old, but he is still the leader pulling Juventus to the championship. Ronaldo is directly involved in 48% of the home team’s goals, including 31 goals and 5 assists.

As such, CR7 still maintains a performance of 1 goal per game in a tournament in the Top 5 of European Championships. It is even more telling when Ronaldo is doing this at the age where many other legends have retired or retired in small teams, or transferred to another job.

At the age of 35, Maradona returned to his hometown to wear the childhood club Boca Juniors. At this time, the “Golden Boy” only plays the spiritual role of the team, not much professional contribution.

Like Maradona, Johan Cruyff also has the option to return to his beloved Ajax team to grow up. Similarly, Ronaldinho returned to his hometown to wear a Fluminense shirt.

Meanwhile, many famous players choose to finish their career in the US such as Pele, George Best, Eusebio, Thierry Henry or Ricardo Kaka. Two Barca legends choose Asia, Iniesta seeks new challenges in Japan in Vissel Kobe, while Xavi joins Qatar Al-Sadd.

But also at the age of 35, many players have announced retirement. Ronaldo “fat” hung shoes after the end of his last adventure at Corinthians, and Zinedine Zidane retired after a 2006 World Cup defeat.

Some other football legends turned to coaching at the age of 35, like Michel Platini and Frank Rijkaard. More specifically, Ruud Gullit is even a player and coach at Chelsea. MU legend Eric Cantona completely changed to a new role when trying to become an actor.

Speaking of his peak performance at the age of 35, Italian and Serie A players deserve to be ranked first. At this age, divine horse tail Roberto Baggio can still help newly promoted Brescia to win tickets to the European Cup.

Francesco Totti also plays a pivotal role in Roma, while Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon or Andrea Pirlo still play top in the Juventus shirt. Now, Buffon is still a partner of Ronaldo when he turns 42.

Even some players have achieved great success at the age of 35 such as Ronaldo. In particular, Paolo Maldini won the Champions League with Milan, Javier Zanetti won Serie A with Inter Milan or Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought 2 Europa League and League Cup titles to MU in the first season.

Will the NBA do everything for the New Orleans Pelicans to get to the Playoffs? (Part 2)

By the time the season was closed, the New Orleans Pelicans had a record of 28-36, ranked 9 and the final Playofs in the West 3.5 matches (belongs to Memphis Grizzlies). Williamson, after about 10 matches, was able to play better and more effectively.

In theory, Zion and Pelicans can completely catch Grizzlies because according to ESPN’s in-depth statistics, New Orleans is the team with the easiest schedule (calculated on the original regular regular season with 82 matches). However, everything had to be temporarily closed.

Now that the Pelicans have been chosen to go to Orlando and the schedule has been officially announced, many people think that the NBA is favoring Zion Williamson and his teammates.

They will have 8 relatively light matches when only facing Jazz and LA Clippers are the two “front” opponents in the first 2 matches, the remaining 6 matches against teams Grizzlies, Kings, Wizards, Spurs, Kings and Magic, all are teams with a win rate of less than 50%.

Compared to other teams, the Pelicans have a lighter schedule and a clearer chance of getting closer to 8th place.

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To overcome the Memphis Grizzlies is not easy, but reaching “safe zone” with a gap of less than 4.0 games will be quite easy for New Orleans, which helps them have two rounds of self-determination with opponents to take the final Playoffs.

It is true that Zion Williamson will be in the Playoffs round, which is great for the NBA, but the Pelicans have the same advantage in Orlando as they would have been in the Regular Season if the season were not delayed.

To maintain fairness for New Orleans, the NBA has arranged the Seeding Games schedule as above to preserve the advantage for Zion and his teammates.

So the answer to the question of whether NBA favor New Orleans Pelicans would be no.