Ahly and Zamalek set dates for upcoming African home clashes

first_imgAhly have informed Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan that the second leg of the CAF Champions League round of 16 will be held on 2 May at PetroSport stadium in Cairo.The record holders of eight African trophies have received confirmation from the security authorities despite safety concerns.The first leg will be held on 19 April in Tetouan.Their arch-rivals, Zamalek, will also host Moroccan team FUS Rabat in the round of 16 of the continent’s secondary tournament, the CAF Cup, on 19 April.”Security disapproved hosting the game in Cairo,” Zamalek official Ismail Yusuf told Ahram Sports and “the game will be held at Suez stadium instead.”Egyptian football is highly influenced by the security situation after 20 Zamalek fans died in February when police used teargas to prevent them from attending a league game against ENPPI.last_img read more

Nets’ D’Angelo Russell cited for marijuana possession

first_imgBy Greg LoganNets All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell was detained Wednesday at LaGuardia Airport when a search of his luggage by TSA personnel revealed that he was transporting a small amount of marijuana. A spokesperson for the New York Port Authority Police told Newsday Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released.Russell then flew to Louisville, Ky., where he grew up and where his father still lives.“We have been made aware of the situation involving D’Angelo Russell and are in the process of gathering more information at this time,” the Nets said in a statement. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRussell is coming off a career season in which he averaged 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and had a 3-point shooting percentage of .369, all career-high numbers. Russell was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in February and led the Nets to their first playoff berth since 2015 with a 42-40 record that represented a 14-win improvement over the previous season.The 23-year-old Russell is at the end of his rookie contract and is eligible for an extension from the team. He will become a restricted free agent on July 1, but the Nets would have the right to match any offer. His roster slot has a salary-cap hold worth $21.1 million, and if the Nets renounced it, they could increase their available salary-cap room from a projected $30 million to more than $50 million.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

What does Phillies free-agent deal with Didi Gregorius mean for Jean Segura?

first_imgStill, Gregorius figures to be a short-term asset for a Phillies team desperate to ascend from mediocrity in 2020. Fellow shortstop Jean Segura, signed to a long-term deal in Philadelphia, is now expected to shift to second base. Segura said earlier this offseason he was open to the swap.#Phillies are in agreement with Didi Gregorius— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2019MORE: Where do the Nationals look after big Strasburg get? The Phillies agreed to terms on a one-year, $14 million deal with free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius on Tuesday, as first reported by Joel Sherman.Gregorius, 29, expanded his offensive game over the past five seasons with the Yankees to become much more than a defensive specialist in the middle infield. He underwent Tommy John surgery after the 2018 season, though, which cut short his contract year in New York and likely chipped away at his market value. Because longtime Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez was non-tendered, the club had a vacancy at second Segura could easily slide into. Scott Kingery, who also has experience as a middle-infielder, is anticipated to be used more at third base and center field than second given his proven versatility.Gregorius’ career slash line of .264/.313/.429 and OPS+ of 99 belies how good of a hitter he has become in recent years. He slashed .268/.335/.494 with a 124 OPS+ in a career-best 2018 season, and that bat production lifted his bWAR to 4.3 for the campaign. After an injury-shortened 2019, he will try to return to that form at Citizens Bank Park.Segura, meanwhile, should be an elite defensive second baseman if he indeed moves over there given his solid play at shortstop in recent years.last_img read more

Will The Dolphins Be the First Home Team to Play a Super Bowl?

first_imgNo team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Could the Fins be the first?If Miami goes to Super Bowl LIV, February 2, 2020 it would be the only time the home team played in the championship game.This will be the 11th time Miami has hosted a Super Bowl which will break a tie with New Orleans (10) for the most Super Bowls played in a city.Who would the Dolphins face if they made the Super Bowl. Vegas oddsmakers say the Kansas City Chiefs were an overtime coin flip away from potentially knocking off the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl last season.The Chiefs’ Super Bowl 54 odds of 6-1 could drastically improve if quarterback Patrick Mahomes gets off to a flying start. The Dolphins have not won a Super Bowl since they moved play from the Orange Bowl to the stadium formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium.The Dolphins won the 1984 AFC Championship, and appeared in Super Bowl XIX, where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 38–16.To date this is the last season the Dolphins appeared in the Super Bowl.Also, for you college football fans, the 150th college football season is upon us. The Miami Hurricanes face Florida tomorrow to kick things off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.Florida State faces Boise State in Jacksonville and FAU visits Ohio State August 31st…we will carry it on our brother station 640 Fox Sports.last_img read more