Here’s how Europe’s top leagues will end following Ligue 1’s example

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lazio’s surprising title push would be ended as Juventus would take the Scudetto, while Inter and Atalanta would both return to next season’s Champions League.The Europa League places would go to Roma and a resurgent Napoli.Lecce, SPAL and Brescia would fall into Serie B, harshly for the Pugliese who have as many points as Genoa in 17th, with Benevento, Crotone and Frosinone to come up in their place. If Spain followed suit then Barcelona would be champions, with Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad qualifying for the Champions League.Getafe and Atletico Madrid would play in the 2020/21 Europa League.Leganes, Real Mallorca and Espanyol would drop into the second division, with Cadiz and Real Zaragoza coming up, while Almeria would be the most likely to come up as the third team. France’s Ligue 1 has already decided their 2019/20 champion, European qualifiers and promoted and relegated teams after it was decided that the season should be ended.They did so using a formula that took points per game.While it’s unlikely that this formula will be repeated for all of Europe’s top divisions, we have looked at what that would look like if they were to follow the same path.Paris Saint-Germain are champions again, while Marseille and Rennes will join them in the Champions League.Lille, Reims and Nice are in the Europa League, while Amiens and Toulouse are relegated with Loirent and Lens coming up in their place.center_img Promoted Content20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkable Bayern Munich would be champions again ahead of Champions League qualifiers Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach.Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke would play in the Europa League.Werder Bremen and Paderborn are placed to drop down a division, with Bielefeld and Stuttgart coming up. Runaway leaders Liverpool would finally be crowned champions after a 30-year wait, with Manchester City, Leicester and Chelsea joining them in the Champions League.Manchester United and Wolves would make it into Europe as well.Read Also: Aguero reveals what will make Messi leave Barcelona this summerBournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City would face relegation, while Leeds, West Brom and Fulham would come up in their place.last_img read more

Video: 4-Star Tackle D’Antne Demery Picks Georgia Over Alabama

first_imgd'antne demeryTwitter/@SouthernPigskinKirby Smart continues to recruit at an impressive level at Georgia, even when his former employer Alabama is involved. Today, the Dawgs picked up a commitment from four-star in-state offensive tackle D’Antne Demery. BREAKING: 4-star offensive tackle D’Antne Demery commits to #UGA over Alabama. https://t.co/Y16cVoLdhJ Free story pic.twitter.com/wmecdqDJJC— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) June 15, 2016Scout’s Chad Simmons broadcast the decision, which you can rewatch on Periscope.LIVE on #Periscope https://t.co/ZpPGanQbU4 — Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) June 15, 2016247Sports ranks Demery as one of the top 15 players in Georgia. He is the 11th player to commit to Georgia in the 2017 recruiting cycle.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Commentary Bengals prepare for game against division rival Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals have the opportunity to demonstrate a power shift in the AFC North this Monday night when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite losing their season opener, the Bengals’ chances of beating their longtime rivals are the best they have been in a while.The Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) are a wounded animal, and are the most vulnerable they have been in over a decade. As if missing the playoffs last year wasn’t enough, in 2013 so far they have suffered injuries to key players. The storied franchise that had experienced a renaissance as of late (three AFC championships and two Super Bowl wins since 2005) lost its home opener for the first time in 11 seasons to the Tennessee Titans, a team that finished 6-10 last year.In the offseason, the Steelers allowed speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace to sign a $60 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. A few days earlier they cut a former Defensive Player of the Year in linebacker James Harrison in an effort to get under the salary cap. In their opener, they lost Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey (knee) and starting linebacker Larry Foote (biceps) to injuries, likely sidelining them for the year.In their first game this season, they did little to show that they were the same old Steelers and immune to the problems most franchises face when losing key players. Traditionally known for its ability to run the ball, Pittsburgh ran for a mere 31 yards. They also only managed nine points against a Tennessee team that allowed 29.4 points a game last season, worst in the NFL.Meanwhile, the Bengals (0-1) lost on the road to the Chicago Bears in their season opener. After taking a 21-10 lead in the second half, Cincinnati allowed the Bears to steal a win due to mental errors. But the Bengals are considered to be one of the most talented teams in the league and are expected not only to make the playoffs but to make some noise when they get there. The disparity in talent between the Bengals and the Steelers should have Pittsburgh worried, particularly because of injuries, but it does not.The Steelers have no reason to believe they cannot win Monday night. Since the 2007 season Pittsburgh is 4-0 against the Bengals in prime time games. They also eliminated Cincinnati in the Wild Card round in 2006 on their way to a Super Bowl Championship.The Steelers will try not to let last season or the struggles in week one convince them that the Bengals are the better team after years of domination. The Steelers will try to find the strength to reclaim their place atop the AFC North, even if it is just for one game. After all, with all four teams losing last week, the division is wide open.Cincinnati is still favored in the Monday night showdown. It is hoped that they learned from last week’s loss and will play more disciplined football to complement the flashes of brilliance they put on display. And, though the Steelers held Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker to only 125 yards passing and number one receiver Kenny Britt to only 15 yards receiving, they are unlikely to find similar success in week two.The Bengals have an offensive arsenal that can put the Steelers in a huge hole early. Quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green continue to develop their chemistry, as evidenced by Green’s 162 yard, two touchdown performance last week. Two rookies, tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovani Bernard, showed a lot of promise and could be more involved. Playing at home and with an opportunity at redemption, look for the Bengals to come out ready.On defense, Cincinnati’s front line against Pittsburgh’s uncertainty on the offensive line is a matchup the Bengals’ favor. Rookie center Kelvin Beachum will be making his first start against the likes of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins (12.5 sacks in 2012). Also, Harrison should be highly motivated to show his former team that he is still a premier player.When it comes to these two teams, numbers and hype mean very little. The Steelers, those battle-tested warriors who have managed to defeat the odds numerous times over the years, will try to dishearten a promising Cincinnati squad yet again. read more

De Bruyne only interested in beating Brazil

first_imgKevin De Bruyne is not interested in whether Belgium’s upcoming World Cup game against Brazil is being considered as a “classic” and the only thing he is interested in is winningThe Red Devils will face the five-time winners on Friday in what is widely being viewed as a mouth-watering tie with Belgium’s golden generation of De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku set to go head-to-head with Brazil’s star duo of Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.But for De Bruyne, the only thing that matters is winning.“I don’t really care if it’s a classic or not,” he said, as stated on the Daily Star.“If we get a scrappy 1-0 in the last minute I’ll be happy.“Yes, Brazil are a good side but I think every team left in the tournament has great qualities. We have great offensive qualities, Brazil have great offensive qualities.”Belgium were fortunate to have been able to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament after falling two goals down against Japan before mounting a stunning late comeback to seal a 3-2 win.But De Bruyne knows they cannot allow that to happen against a side with the quality of Brazil.“The goal is always to be better and there are always lessons to be taken,” he said.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“We have to do our job against Brazil. You have to win the game. You can play bad, but you have to win. You can play good, but you have to win. If you don’t, then you go home.“We want to try and stay until the end.”Teammate Marouane Fellaini is expecting a “tough” encounter against Tite’s men, but has confidence in the Belgium squad ahead of their biggest game in years.“Yeah it’s been a very good week but the most important thing is we’re through to the quarter-finals,” said the 30-year-old.“The next match will be tough. We know the quality of Brazil, the quality of their players, so it will be a good test for us.“But I think we are a good group with good players and a good mentality.“We’re more mature than before and we’ve been working together for a long time, you can’t forget that. So we have a big game on Friday and want to show everyone what we can do.”Belgium will not solely be focusing on Neymar: “Of course they have Neymar, yes, but they’ve got Coutinho, Firmino and Jesus as well,”“I don’t want to put pressure on our players but we have quality up front too.”last_img read more

Spurs defender reveals excitement about playing Arsenal

first_imgTottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed his excitement about playing Arsenal in the next round of the Carabao Cup.The two North London rivals face off next month in the quarterfinals of the League Cup and the Belgium international has revealed he can’t wait for the match.“They are very special, historical games, more than just a Premier League game,” says Alderweireld, according to Sky Sports News.“I feel fortunate to play those games and to be a part of it and looking forward to it very much.”Whatever the outcome of the game at the Emirates, though, Alderweireld assures Spurs fans the players are doing all they possibly can to end the club’s decade-wait for a trophy.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are doing everything we can to get, I think every team is doing this,” he says. “You do not overestimate the performance we did in the last couple of years.“If you do every point from the last four years, then we will be up there. So it is not one season we played well and then bad, no for a couple of seasons now we play on a high level.“And the next step is silverware and we are doing the best we can to achieve that.“We try to play good football – it is not easy, but we try and we can improve a lot more and we do the best we can.”last_img read more

Firefighter Injured Working Swan Lake Fire Remains In Good Condition

first_imgOriginal Post: A firefighter working on the Swan Lake Fire was injured on Friday. The incident was reported to incident command at 11:20 a.m. Initial care was provided in the field by line medical staff, according to Public Information Officer Andy Lyon. Initial reports indicated that the injury is not life threatening and that the firefighter has been released and cleared for duty. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated 6:30pm: The firefighter, was working in the position of a swamper, partnered with a sawyer who was working a chainsaw a large piece of a branch flew and struck the firefighter in the head and was briefly knocked unconscious. Lyon: “The firefighter was able to walk to a designated helicopter landing site. A helicopter assigned to the fire was used to transport the patient to a local medical facility where the patient received further evaluation.”center_img According to Public Information Officer Michael Davis, he has returned to work after being evaluated. Additional information on the accident will be released as it becomes available, according to Lyon.last_img read more

OBITUARY Jason C Zwicker 48

first_imgMILFORD, NH — Jason C. Zwicker, 48, resident of Milford, NH, died on April 25, 2018 in Milford.Jason was born in Wilmington, MA on October 31, 1969, a son of Ronald Zwicker Sr. of Wilmington and the late Victoria (Sousa) Zwicker. Besides his childhood, Jason spent many years a resident in Nashua, NH with extended family and enormous amounts of friends that were considered just as close.Jason was self-employed as a very talented tile installer, having worked many years within the tile industry throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Jason enjoyed his work bringing pleasure to his clients as much as being creative and masterful.He enjoyed spending time with his family as a devoted husband and father. Jason enjoyed walks on the beach and anything to do with the ocean. He enjoyed playing cards, listening to music, wind therapy on a motorcycle, grilling food over open flame and entertaining company. Jason enjoyed travel and dining. He loved to laugh and joke, and spending time with friends that inspired the world with better ways.In addition to his father, his immediate family includes his wife, Micaela Zwicker of Milford, NH; his daughter, Miranda Daisy Zwicker; his son, Tyler Morgan Zwicker of Nashua, NH; and his step son Dustin Michael Pompey; Jason’s brother, Ronald Zwicker and beloved family dog Koda Zwicker.A memorial was held on Friday, May 4th at 6:00pm at the Harley-Sanford Post #4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford, NH 03055. A celebration of life is to be arranged shortly after memorial, the date and time will be announced to public.Jason C. Zwicker(NOTE: The above obituary is from Smith & Heald Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John S. Zwicker, 83In “Obituaries”last_img read more

VESA publishes DisplayPort 2 standard as 8K future nears

first_imgDisplayPort is getting a new spec just in time for 8K displays. Josh Miller As companies continue to announce higher, richer and sharper displays the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has decided to update its DisplayPort spec. The first major update in over three years, the group on Wednesday introduced DisplayPort 2, a new spec designed to take on the new displays of the future. New features of the updated spec include support for resolutions beyond 8K — including 10K and 16K, higher refresh rates and high dynamic range (HDR) support at higher resolutions and “improved user experience with augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) displays.” A maximum payload delivery of 77.37 Gbps, three times more powerful than the current DisplayPort 1.4a spec, allows for support of a feed at 8K resolution with a 60 Hz refresh rate, full-color 4:4:4 resolution and 30 bits per pixel to support HDR10. The group says the performance boosts can be delivered over the native DisplayPort connector or through USB-C. According to VESA the first products to support the new spec are “projected to appear on the market by late 2020.” 2 Computers TVs Monitors Commentscenter_img Share your voice Tagslast_img read more

BGBBSF DG level conference kicks off in Dhaka

first_imgA director general (DG) level conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India began Tuesday at the BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka. Earlier, a 10-member Indian delegation led by BSF DG KK Sharma reached Dhaka on Monday, a press release said on Tuesday. High officials of BSF headquarters and Indian home and external affairs ministries are among the delegation. A 15-member Bangladeshi delegation led by BGB DG major general Md Shafeenul Islam will join the conference. Additional director generals of BGB, high officials of BGB headquarters, home and foreign ministries, representatives from Joint Rivers Commission, Department of Narcotics Control, Survey of Bangladesh, Land Record and Survey Department are among the delegation. Besides, a four-member delegation of BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) will visit different activities of Simanto Paribar Kalyan Samity (SPKS) of BGB. As part of the conference, a friendly Kabaddi match between BGB-BSF was held at Fazlur Rahman Khandker, Bir Uttam, auditorium in the BGB headquarters on Monday. The agenda of the conference include – firing, killing and injuring unarmed Bangladeshi citizens at bordering areas, abduction or arrest of Bangladeshi citizens, intrusion through border, smuggling of ammunitions, arms and explosives, contraband drugs including phensidyl and yaba tablets, liquors, ganja, heroin, construction within 150 yards of international border and construction of Effluent Treatment Plant at Indian part of Akhaura ICP. A joint record of discussion will be signed on 26 April. The Indian delegation will also visit different places of historic interests. Besides, BGB and BSF director generals will inaugurate joint retreat ceremony at Banglabandha ICP in Panchagarh district at 3:00pm on 27 April. Indian delegation is expected to leave Bangladesh on that day.last_img read more

BNPs decision on whether to contest Gazipur polls after consultation Fakhrul

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday night said the election in Gazipur city involves a lot of strategies that may have wide-ranging implications in national politics.Blaming the Awami League for rigging the Khulna city polls, the BNP leader said his party will take a decision on whether to continue its participation in the Gazipur city polls.”The ruling party had resorted to new tactics in Khulna polls as the polls atmosphere was apparently peaceful, but it was deeply flawed inside the centres,” he said while talking to reporters at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.Mirza Fakhrul expressed his views that BNP-backed mayoral candidate Nazrul Islam Manju was sure to win by more than 100,000 votes, had the election been held in free and fair manner.The BNP leader also said that his party had not taken any decision on whether it would at all take part in any future local government elections under the Awami League regime.The Gazipur City Corporation election was scheduled to be held on 15 May until the High Court stayed the election process. The Supreme Court later cleared the process, giving the election commission to hold the ballot by 28 June, which is the date for voting now.Meanwhile, UNB reports, the BNP secretary general hoped that their party chairperson Khaleda Zia would be freed from jail before Eid-ul-Fitr.”We believe our madam (Khaleda) will surely come out of jail before the eid,” he said.Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to convicted BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Her lawyers, however, said the BNP chief is not going to be freed from jail now as she has been shown arrested in some other cases.last_img read more