September 22

Barca sack sporting director Eric Abidal

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Barcelona have terminated the contract of sporting director Eric Abidal a day after sacking head coach Quique Setien.The move is one of “many changes” set to take place at the Catalan club following their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final on Friday. A statement read: “The club publicly expresses its gratitude to Eric Abidal for the professionalism, commitment, dedication and positive and close treatment he has always shown towards all the estates that make up the Barça family, and wishes him luck and success in the future.”Abidal, 40, played for Barcelona from 2007 to 2013, winning four league titles and the Champions League twice.After retiring he returned to the club as the director of football in June 2018, replacing Roberto Fernandez.Abidal had at times proved a divisive figure during his two-year spell as sporting director, having blamed the players for Ernesto Valverde’s departure back in January.Lionel Messi called on Abidal to name names following the accusations, adding: “We are all being dirtied and it feeds comments that are made and are not true.” Abidal played a key role in selecting Setien as Valverde’s successor, and some eight months later he has now followed the head coach out the door at the Nou Camp.Ronald Koeman is on the brink of becoming the club’s new head coach, while it remains to be seen who will take Abidal’s palce.The club have also brought forward the presidential elections to March next year, with Victor Font a frontrunner to take Josep Maria Bartomeu’s place.Tags: BarcelonaEric AbidalErnesto Valverde’sLionel MessiNou CampQuique Setienronald koemanlast_img read more

January 18

La Salle seals Final 4 bonus

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Kyle Negrito, who had 34 excellent sets on top of five aces for the Lady Tamaraws, said they won’t stop until they take the last available twice-to-beat bonus.“We will work very hard to win that game (against National University),” said Negrito.Kim Kiana Dy, Desiree Cheng and Majoy Baron turned in double-digit performances for the Lady Spikers, who got back at the Lady Falcons who dealt them a shocking 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22 defeat in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle avenged its only loss in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament by clipping Adamson on Thursday and sealed a twice-to-beat privilege in the Final Four while doing it.The in-form defending champion Lady Spikers needed four sets to down Adamson, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, to all but seal top ranking in the semifinals at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Sato, Alba shock rivals, barge into q’finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The win, the Lady Spikers’ seventh straight, also showed their readiness in scoring a repeat title run after rising to 11-2.It also gave struggling National University a free ride to the semifinals as it closed the doors on teams which can no longer notch seven wins, counting the Lady Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAdamson bowed out with a 5-8 record.Far Eastern University strengthened its claim for the second twice-to-beat privilege by trouncing University of the East, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, in the second game. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more