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Roglic and Kruijswijk headline super strong Jumbo-Visma team at the Vuelta

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Primoz Roglic will make his debut at the Vuelta next week, as Jumbo-Visma named their squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.
'Primoz Roglic will make his debut at the Vuelta next week, as Jumbo-Visma named their squad for the last Grand Tour of the season.The Slovenian rider, who finished in the third position at the Giro d’Italia- has been in a specific high altitude training after the decision of skipping the Tour de France and he will have two backup leaders: Steven Kruijswijk and George Bennett.Kruijswijk finished in the fourth place of the Spanish race in 2018 while Bennett has already taken top-ten positions in the Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia.Roglic will also be able to count on the support of Robert Gesink, Sep Kuss and Neilson Powless in the mountains, while Lennard Hofstede and Tony Martin provide additional firepower.Jumbo-Visma team for the Vuelta a Espana: George Bennett, Robert Gesink, Lennard Hofstede, Steven Kruijswijk, Sep Kuss, Tony Martin, Neilson Powless and Primož Roglič. . The post Roglic and Kruijswijk headline super strong Jumbo-Visma team at the Vuelta appeared first on Cycling Today .'

Shelley Kerr ‘had a few drinks’ before meeting that left Scotland stars in tears

Athletics The Scottish Sun

SHELLEY KERR admits she ‘had a few drinks’ before an explosive team meeting that left Scotland stars in tears. The national team boss has vowed to do things differently following the post-World Cup row. The women’s gaffer debriefed her players the
'SHELLEY KERR admits she ‘had a few drinks’ before an explosive team meeting that left Scotland stars in tears. The national team boss has vowed to do things differently following the post-World Cup row. Shelley Kerr says she would do things differently Getty Images - Getty The women’s gaffer debriefed her players the day after their exit from the showpiece tournament this summer. But some squad members were left upset after taking exception to certain points raised by Kerr. Others felt their manager and her staff had too much alcohol before the meeting. Kerr told BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin : “There were a few hard and fast conversations. “That will always happen in a performance environment. “On reflection, would I do things different? Yeah, of course. The Scotland coach and her squad captured the public’s imagination at World Cup Willie Vass - The Sun “For me, there’s some heated discussions. That happens in football and high performance at times. “On reflection, you’ve got to look at that and I look at that as the head coach, being responsible and saying maybe the timing because the emotions – certainly you look at the circumstances – were so unique.” Kerr admits she and her staff had alcohol prior to the meeting, but insists they were merely enjoying their first break from football in a long time. She added: “For me, we as a staff group have said we got consumed for 10 months. “Staff are working round the clock and the day after, when the tournament’s finished, myself and some of the staff went out for a meal and we had a few drinks. “You’re on time off. The staff were absolutely amazing throughout the tournament. A great support mechanism. “Of course I can see perception. However, you look and you reflect and you can’t tell how you’re going to be.” Kerr and her staff are now preparing for Scotland’s Euro 2021 qualifying campaign. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Most Read \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSaints swoop\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFraser Forster lined up for Celtic return after injury to No1 Scott Bain\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBEST WISHES\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGerrard on 'send-off' he gave ex-Celts ace Sviatchenko after Europa League win\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'IRRELEVANT TO YOUR P**H'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEx-Celtic star Donnelly in Twitter spat with Stephen Craigan\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLast Laff\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEx-Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty could be offered Kilmarnock deal\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCHEERS BREN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGerrard thanks ex-Celtic boss Rodgers for sending King on loan to Rangers\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRangers 3 Midtjylland 1 (7-3)\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMorelos on fire as Gers cruise into Europa League play-offs\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t And she named her squad earlier today for their first game against Cyprus at Easter Road later this month. Some players are said to have considered their futures following the controversial Scotland debrief. Kerr added: “I think that that’s always the case in a performance environment. “We’ve went out with a squad and players that were involved at the World Cup, and we’ll continue with that squad. “We’ll address, we’ll debrief. I’ve spoken to a lot of the players directly, indirectly, and I’ve got a positive feeling about the Euros. “That’s what we need to focus on now.” Keep u p to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

Caster Semenya: ‘I’ve never felt supported by women’

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Speaking at a women’s conference, Caster Semenya said on Wednesday (August 14) that she has never felt supported by other women.The Top Women conference is focused on “the value and impact of women in leadership,” and Semenya spoke as both a
'Speaking at a women’s conference, Caster Semenya said on Wednesday (August 14) that she has never felt supported by other women.The Top Women conference is focused on “the value and impact of women in leadership,” and Semenya spoke as both a successful athlete and leader of the Caster Semenya Foundation.She said: “If you want to empower women, it’s first amongst us.I always have the question: ‘What is it that we are doing to empower other women?’ Do we support them just by saying it?Or do we support them physically or emotionally?For me, I think, it starts with love.If we love one another, that will fulfil me. “Since I’ve been in sports, I’ve never really felt supported, I’ve never really felt recognised, mostly by women.” The Caster Semenya Foundation supports and financially empowers girls and young women, and has invested money into a menstrual cup company to help girls stay in school while on their periods. (Cameron Spencer/Getty) Caster Semenya is fighting for her right to compete Semenya is currently fighting for her right to run competitively after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruled that women with a so-called difference of sexual development (DSD) would need to take hormones to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete.The restrictions were temporarily overturned by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court on June 3, though the IAAF is trying to have them reinstated.In June, an IAAF official suggested that Semenya and other athletes like her could undergo outdated tests for gender dysphoria.She said: “If you look at my situation with IAF, these guys were like: ‘We want to control this human being.’ Of course they’ve tried, but then they’ve failed. “How they’ve failed, they don’t know.And now they want to get rid of you.They cannot get rid of me, I’m still going to remain there.” She continued: “You need to study yourself.No one should tell you how you should live life or how to do things. “You should follow your heart and your instincts, because if you can do that it’s very easy to conquer the world… The minute you start thinking about other people and say ‘Caster, maybe if you wear high heels you will look prettier.Caster, if you wear skirts you’ll probably look like that.’ “No, that’s not how I see myself, and those are things that I can control.If you’re going to talk about laws, rules and regulations, I cannot control them because they are established by other human beings.I forget about them and I focus on me.”   . The post Caster Semenya: ‘I’ve never felt supported by women’ appeared first on PinkNews - Gay news, reviews and comment from the world's most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service .'

Liverpool news: Dejan Lovren in talks over Roma switch after being left out of Super Cup squad

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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is reportedly in talks over a move to AS Roma. Lovren, 30, has not been included in the squad for the Super Cup match against Chelsea on Wednesday with Liverpool citing illness as the reason for his absence. However,
'Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is reportedly in talks over a move to AS Roma. Lovren, 30, has not been included in the squad for the Super Cup match against Chelsea on Wednesday with Liverpool citing illness as the reason for his absence. Dejan Lovren could be on his way to Roma Getty Images \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tgreat move\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'He's got everything' - Aston Villa star hails Arsenal deal for Kieran Tierney\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tauba the moon\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAubameyang can't wait to play in Arsenal's 'crazy' front three\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCOMMITTED\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'I feel loved' - Villa star McGinn says he was always going to stay this summer\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tclash\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLiverpool v Chelsea: How to watch Super Cup - TV channel, kick-off time, team news\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tlatest news\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tNeymar in Barcelona talks, Man United exclusives, Arsenal and Liverpool latest\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSQUAD DEPTH\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMan City’s ‘B team’ is superior to Chelsea and Man United, according to stats\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMACHINE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEvra gives hilarious response to anniversary tweet for Ronaldo's Man United arrival\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe Big Interview\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Even if you're at the lowest of the lows, you can get through it'\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t However, The Times correspondent Paul Joyce has said the Croatian international wants to leave after understanding he is Jurgen Klopp’s fourth choice defender. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all ahead of him and Lovren, who signed for Liverpool from Southampton in 2014, also failed to make the squad for Friday’s 4-1 win over Norwich. Roma will be relying on their ‘strong relationship’ with Liverpool to help them get a deal for Lovren over the line. In recent seasons, Mohamed Salah and Alisson Becker have moved to Anfield and been huge hits on Merseyside. The Premier League window may have shut, but the rest of Europe have until September 2 to complete deals. \t \t\t \t\t\t LIVE on talkSPORT \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… Salford City vs Leeds United (Tuesday, 7.45pm) –  talkSPORT Liverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, 8pm) –  talkSPORT Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) –  talkSPORT 2 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) –  talkSPORT Reading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) –  talkSPORT 2 \t\t \t \t The Champions League winners were quiet in the transfer window this summer, but did recruit Dutch teenage defender Sepp van den Berg . Van den Berg is expected to link up with Liverpool’s Under-23 side and he will join fellow Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever in the underage team. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.'

Arsenal’s transfer genius revealed as figures show Emery’s £143m revamp cost just £22.5m

Athletics The Sun Sport

ARSENAL’S transfer window made the majority of Gooners unexpectedly happy. But the club’s money men were left in an equally good place. Unai Emery may have been told he had a summer transfer kitty of just £45m. Yet that did not prevent the Spaniard
'ARSENAL’S transfer window made the majority of Gooners unexpectedly happy. But the club’s money men were left in an equally good place. Unai Emery may have been told he had a summer transfer kitty of just £45m. Yet that did not prevent the Spaniard splashing out an effective £143m to revamp his squad. And while part of the unlikely financial balancing was down to football’s special accountancy tricks, Arsenal supporters will see the bottom line as the most important of all. Number cruncher Kieron O’Connor, better known by his Twitter handle Swiss Ramble , has outlined just how creative the Gunners were. In his latest delve into the finances of the game, he has demonstrated just what Arsenal did to upgrade Emery’s squad while staying within their budgetary restraints. According to the figures, Arsenal have committed themselves to a serious outlay by their summer moves. The biggest signing was Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, with a £72m fee for the Ivorian . There was also the £27m fee to St Etienne for William Saliba, with left-back Kieran Tierney arriving from Celtic for £25m. In addition, Arsenal added Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli for £6m, Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and the last-gasp signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz . But Arsenal only paid £20m up-front for Pepe, with the rest due over the remaining seasons of his five-year contract. Similar payment schedules for the other new arrivals meant that Arsenal only committed to a £46m spend this summer, almost exactly matching the kitty that was handed to Emery. But things get better. Alex Iwobi’s £34m move to Everton represented barely half of their total transfer receipts, with another £30m coming in for departures including Laurent Koscielny , Carl Jenkinson and David Ospina. While those payments were again staggered, there was still some £23.5m up front, making the Gunners’ net spend just £22.5m. Football’s accounting rules mean that the cost of transfers into a club are “amortised” – spread over the length of contract – while outgoing deals are given full book value. As far as the bean-counters are concerned, that means Arsenal’s “extra” transfer costs this summer were calculated at around £30, with £46m coming in. The reality is different, of course, although Swiss Ramble assesses that while the wages of the new players will be around £500,000 per week, that is more than offset by the £700,000 weekly salaries that went off the wage-bill. Despite all that, Arsenal need a top four finish. Uefa’s new financial distribution model means that the difference between a successful Europa League run and a half-decent Champions League campaign, merely reaching the knock-out stages, is potentially £50m. Money that Spurs have been able to bank while Arsenal have missed out. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Latest Arsenal news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCAPITAL GAINS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal transfer genius revealed as £143m splurge actually cost just £22.5m\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCL VS EL\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWhen is Uefa Super Cup? TV channel, teams, tickets, kick-off time\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tGunners news\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal transfer news LIVE - Latest updates and gossip from the Emirates\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWILL POWER\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWatch Emery's reaction to Willock's tackle on Shelvey which has fans drooling\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSHK-WAVES\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tArsenal trying to offload Mustafi and get his £80,000-a-week salary off wage bill\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPURE FANTASY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMoyes says City can beat dream Prem XI, but do Salah & Co have a shot?\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t But the simple figures tell a story that cannot be argued with. On paper, at least, nobody has had a better window than Arsenal. It’s about proving it on the pitch now. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'