Home » Posts tagged 上海夜网HQ

Juventus clinch Serie A title for ninth time

first_img(BBC) – Juventus clinched a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title as they defeated Sampdoria in Turin.Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 31st league goal of the season from Miralem Pjanic’s short free-kick in first-half injury time and Federico Bernardeschi sealed the victory after 67 minutes.Maurizio Sarri’s side are the only team to win nine consecutive titles in one of Europe’s top five leagues.It extends their own record, which Bayern Munich had matched in June.Ronaldo missed the chance to get closer to Ciro Immobile’s tally of 34 at the top of the Serie A goal charts as he struck a penalty against the crossbar in the final minutes.Juventus had missed the chance to claim the title in what manager Sarri described as a “messy” defeat at Udinese on Thursday and began Sunday’s match with just one win in their last five games.They were far from their free-flowing best and were forced to withstand plenty of pressure in the second half but Bernardeschi’s goal from Ronaldo’s saved attempt ensured former Chelsea manager Sarri won the first league title of his managerial career.Sampdoria’s hopes of finding a way back into the match ended as they were reduced to 10-men following a second booking for Morten Thorsby.Ronaldo’s goal sees him move to within three of leading Serie A goalscorer Immobile, who scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Verona earlier on Sunday.Juventus extend record dominationJuventus are one of three European teams to be on a run of nine titles in a row, alongside Celtic in Scotland and Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria.The world record for consecutive league titles is thought to be Tafea, who won the Vanuatu league for 15 seasons in a row (1994 to 2009), while Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps and the now dissolved Skonto of Latvia have the European record with 14 in a row.Lyon won seven French titles in a row (between 2002 and 2008), while Real Madrid have won five consecutive Spanish titles twice and Huddersfield, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are the only teams to win three in a row in England.Within Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues – England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France – Juventus’ 36 titles is a record, two ahead of this season’s Spanish champions Real Madrid.last_img read more

Continue reading

Grubbs practices again, will be game-time decision for Sunday

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ben Grubbs hasn’t seen action since the Ravens’ convincing 35-7 win over Pittsburgh in the season opener.And his chances of finally making his return — against those same Steelers — are improving as the starting left guard practiced on a limited basis for a second straight day on Thursday. Grubbs was working with the starting offensive line during the open portion of practice and appeared more active than the previous day.The Baltimore offensive line has struggled in his absence and has gone with veteran Andre Gurode, who had never played left guard in his 10-year NFL career, for the last five games. “We’ll see,” offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said. “He is probably [going to] be a game-time decision. We’ll take Ben back at any point in time.”The news was more concerning regarding defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who missed his second straight game with a thigh injury. However, the Pro Bowl lineman is expected to play against the Steelers on Sunday.Return specialist David Reed returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday with a knee injury. He worked on a limited basis but is expected to return kicks on Sunday night. There were no changes to the Steelers’ injury report as all three of their injured linebackers — James Harrison, LaMarr Woodley, and James Farrior — were listed as limited participants.BALTIMOREDID NOT PRACTICE – LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (thigh)LIMITED – RB Anthony Allen (thigh), C Matt Birk (neck), CB Chykie Brown (knee), CB Danny Gorrer (thigh), G Ben Grubbs (toe), WR/RS David Reed (knee)PITTSBURGHDID NOT PRACTICE – G Doug Legursky (toe), WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee)LIMITED – LB James Farrior (calf), LB James Harrison (eye), T Jonathan Scott (ankle), WR Hines Ward (ankle), LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring)last_img read more

Continue reading

NFL trade rumors: 49ers looking to deal Solomon Thomas

first_imgThe 49ers are ready to move on from defensive end Solomon Thomas ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.According to ProFootballTalk, which cited an unidentified league source, San Francisco is shopping the third overall pick out of the 2017 draft after just two seasons. Thomas hasn’t made nearly as big of an impact as many expected, recording just four sacks. If San Francisco does trade Thomas, it could mean they will select a defensive end (Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, Alabama’s Quinnen Williams or Kentucky’s Josh Allen) with its No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft. The rumor fuels recent speculation that the 49ers will take Bosa with their first pick.Thomas did have a strong rookie season with 41 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery in 14 games, but his performance dropped off last season. Related News NFL Draft 2019: Raiders reportedly considering selecting quarterback at No. 4 NFL Draft 2019: Giants appear to pick Eli Manning’s successor, select Daniel Jones at No. 6center_img The 49ers acquired defensive end Dee Ford in a trade with the Chiefs earlier this offseason, and they also have defensive tackles Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner.  General manager John Lynch said earlier this week that the 49ers would like to have depth up front, and that both Armstead and Thomas would benefit from a more aggressive style under first-year defensive line coach Kris Kocurek.“We think that really lends to both Arik and Solomon in what they do and what they need to do to be successful.” Lynch said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “Like I said, we want to come at people in waves. Both of those guys, I think, are very good players that we’re very excited about for this season, in this kind of new tweaked style that we’re going to be implementing.”Thomas, 23, has two years left on his contract with a player option for 2021. The Chronicle notes the 49ers could have a difficult time getting much value for Thomas in a trade as he will be paid a combined $7.3 million in guaranteed money over the next two seasons.last_img read more

Continue reading