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Chapecoense confirmed as Copa`Sudamericana champions

first_imgAS expected, Chapecoense have been declared winners of the Copa Sudamericana, while Atletico Nacional have been granted a fair play prize.Chapecoense have been named as the winners of the Copa Sudamericana by South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL.Interim club president Ivan Tozzo confirmed at the weekend that the decision had been made following a formal request from Atletico Nacional, who had been due to face Chapecoense in the final of the competition.The plane carrying the Chapecoense squad and a number of journalists for the first leg of the final crashed en route to Medellin two days before the match was due to take place, killing 71 people on board.Atletico have been rewarded for their gesture with a fair play prize.“CONMEBOL’s Council has decided to declare Chapecoense as the champions of the 2016 edition of the Copa Sudamericana, as well as grant Atletico Nacional the extraordinary recognition of the ‘CONMEBOL Centenary Fair Play’ prize,” a statement released by the organisation read.Chapecoense are to receive “all the sporting and economic prerogatives that this entails,” CONMEBOL confirmed.The decision to award Atletico a prize, which includes a cash sum of $1 million, came as a result of their willingness to “promote South American football in a spirit of peace, understanding and fair play in the pursuit of sporting values always having prevalence over commercial interests,” it added.Football matches across the world have been preceded by moments of silence in recognition of those who lost their lives in the tragedy.A tribute was held at the club’s Arena Conda over the weekend, attended by CONMEBOL chief Alejandro Dominguez, Brazil coach Tite, the country’s president Michel Temer and head of FIFA Gianni Infantino, along with hundreds of supporters.Last week, Brasileirao clubs issued a joint statement in which they requested that Chapecoense be made exempt from relegation for the next three seasons, while they offered to loan players to the club for free.Former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has offered to play for the club if needed, while Brazil great Ronaldinho and ex-Argentina midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme have also been linked.last_img read more

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Norfolk State looks to sweep Morgan State

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Norfolk State looks to sweep Morgan State Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorfolk State (15-15, 11-4) vs. Morgan State (15-15, 9-6)Hill Field House, Baltimore; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Norfolk State goes for the season sweep over Morgan State after winning the previous matchup in Norfolk. The teams last played on Feb. 15, when the Spartans created 22 Morgan State turnovers and turned the ball over just 13 times en route to a 62-57 victory.center_img March 4, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Morgan State’s Stanley Davis, Troy Baxter and David Syfax Jr. have collectively accounted for 44 percent of all Bears scoring this season, although that number has decreased to 36 percent over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Davis has been directly responsible for 41 percent of all Morgan State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 21 field goals and 13 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 74: Norfolk State is 0-5 when it allows at least 74 points and 15-10 when it holds opponents to less than 74.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Spartans have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Bears. Morgan State has an assist on 45 of 82 field goals (54.9 percent) across its past three outings while Norfolk State has assists on 45 of 76 field goals (59.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Norfolk State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Spartans 26th among Division I teams. Morgan State has turned the ball over on 23 percent of its possessions (ranking the Bears 345th, nationally).last_img read more

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NFL Draft 2019: Redskins exploring moving into top 5 to get Dwayne Haskins?

first_imgGarafolo said: “The Redskins have explored the possibility of trading up all the way into the top five. I don’t think that, I know that. I can report that. They have had conversations with all of those teams. But look, everybody is having conversations with everybody right now. Just to figure out what the price would be — what if? But the fact that they’re at least exploring it tells me that they’ve thought about the possibility.”There is also a report out there from NBCS Washington which says owner Dan Snyder is taking over the first round of the draft. Related News NFL Draft 2019: Giants appear to pick Eli Manning’s successor, select Daniel Jones at No. 6 The same report points out the last time Snyder did that was in 2012, when Washington moved up to No. 2 and took Robert Griffin III.Just talked to a Redskins source who told me Dan Snyder has “taken over the first round of the draft.”The last time that happened the Redskins traded two future No. 1’s and a No. 2 to move up for Robert Griffin.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 24, 2019Now, does this mean the Redskins owner really, really likes a quarterback again like Dwayne Haskins or Drew Lock or even Kyler Murray if he happens to not go No. 1 to the Cardinals? It’s unclear.But what this does mean, for sure, is the Redskins owner isn’t positive the player he wants will be there at No. 15, and that is enough motivation for him to want to “take over” and possibly move up into the top 5.There is one quarterback, though, who Snyder has a connection to, and that could very well indicate why he wants to move up. “Dwayne Haskins is a guy that has a lot of support in this building, I can tell you that much,” Garafolo said. “We know about the connections with owner Dan Snyder and his son, those two went to school together. He’s a local kid, he’s got a lot of the tools. He had great production last year at Ohio State.”But is he a player that can help this team right away? I know there are folks inside this building that think that that is not that case. That he might need some time to learn the offensive system; to learn life at the NFL level he only has that one year of production and maybe they think we should go with a guy that can help us right away and we can build around Case Keenum.”center_img NFL Draft 2019: Odds, prop bets for Nashville The Redskins don’t look like they want to stand pat with the No. 15 pick.Washington has explored the possibility of moving up into the top 5, according to a report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.last_img read more

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