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Barcelonas astonishing collapse: Why has it all gone wrong for the European champions?

Posted in Trending Topics on 19th April 2016

Barcelonas astonishing collapse: Why has it all gone wrong for the European champions?

The image summed night Barcelona’s Gerard Pique Frommel the Nou Camp turf to fire wide with the goal at his mercy.

Pique remained there for a good 10 seconds, is unable to drag himself back his feet. With its dung, a chance to save even made a point of Barcelona’s must-win match against Valencia, and so is their three-point lead at the top of the table.

She 2-1 defeat was the latest disaster in what has been a terrible month for the European champion. On March 18 she was eight points clear at the top of La Liga, and only has a 5-1 overall victory at Arsenal reached the Champions League quarterfinals.

On April 18, she is now at Atletico Madrid on goal difference alone, with Real Madrid – who beat them 2-1 in El Clásico -a further point behind. They lost four of their last six games, winning once and drawing the other.

The worst of all, their reign as European champions is over after Atletico a 3-2 overall victory last Wednesday after a pulsating second leg at the Vicente Calderon.

But what went wrong? How did a team that just a month ago invincible time has fallen apart

Here we look at the key factors behind disastrous slump Barcelona’s form – and see if they can salvage something from a season in danger. ends with a whimper

Barcelona has always been a by virtue of a small group, but this season seems to get caught with them -. especially when it comes to their much-acclaimed MSN strike force

for club and country Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar has 140 games played already this season, including regular trips to South America and the trip to Japan to play in the Club World Cup.

As a comparison, have their counterparts Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale only played 107 matches between them.

To make it worse, Luis Enrique fields are always much-praised strike force from the beginning of the game, with Messi makes two appearances of the plaster substitute bench this season, and Neymar and Suarez not having such replacement switch.

Given that all three played in the 2014 World Cup and last season’s Copa America and it’s no surprise that they are showing signs of fatigue, and their shape very blurred due

trio scored 112 goals between them this season -. but only three of them came in the last month, when they get the most necessary

when things go wrong at Barcelona it does not take long for the driver under pressure, no matter what he has achieved before -. and Luis Enrique is certainly finding that to be the case.

In his first season in management he has Barcelona to the treble, but he is on the defensive in recent weeks with his style of dealing with the press, leading to further investigation.

Another example comes in the press conference after the defeat against Valencia when a journalist named Victor Malo – who is of means “bad” in Spanish – asked if physical preparation of the players may be to blame for their malaise.

Enrique responded by saying: “What were you”

When the reporter responded by saying “Malo, Enrique said.” Correct, next question: “

Sure, it is rare in the same category of Nigel Pearson’s “you’re an ostrich?” ridge of the previous season, but that does little to pressure on both Enrique and the players results are poorly lighted.

It also goes further investigated in a number of more dubious decisions Enrique’s, including his choice not to rest more of his key players when the opportunity arises.

Few teams have such a gap in quality between their first choice XI and their reserves.

in defense, Jeremy Ahmed and former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is a long way from the level of the first selection center-backs Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano.

In the midfield Arda Turan takes to solve for quite some time, as they move from Atletico Madrid, while concerns are busy, all-action style is poorly suited to Barcelona’s passing game.

And along the primary alternative is Munir El Haddadi who impressed while scoring eight goals, but is clearly not at the level of Messi, Suarez and Neymar.

In fact, the only position where the backup is at a similar level to the first choice in the prison, where Claudio Bravo plays in La Liga matches and Marc-Andre ter Stegen get the nod in Europe.

This undoubtedly contribute to reluctance to rest Enrique’s players, and it’s no surprise that Barcelona is actively looking for a fourth choice striker to act as an alternative to their current leading three.

The front favorite at the time of writing, Sevilla forward Kevin Gameiro, 24 goals of the season, he is the type of high-caliber option they need if they are to avoid depression in the future.

In defense of Barcelona should be noted that they only endure a particularly horrific series of games.

The unfortunate run begins with a draw result against a Villarreal side against Liverpool in the Europa League semi-finals, while the two-leg semifinal against Atletico was a brutal, exhausting affair.

The Classico is drain for Enrique’s team, while on paper their easiest game of many – was always likely to be tricky, with Barcelona lost on each of their three previous visits to the Basque Country – away to Real Sociedad

is the proof, while they were not able to collect in front of a. Valencia team in a tree form is since Pako Ayestaran navigate Gary Neville.

The good news is that it is easier here on in. traveling Wednesday Derportivo a Barcelona team that just won a face of their last 19 games, while their last four La Liga matches is all winnable before they face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Final. A

However, despite the events of the past month, Barcelona have their fate in their own hands. They stay for Atletico and Real, and which appears on paper to the easiest run in his -. Especially if the other two can be distracted by their upcoming Champions League semi-final

The game this Wednesday is their final midweek assignment of the season, which means that keeping Messi, Suarez and Neymar can for tests get good repair.

There is also an expectation that happiness should turn Barcelona’s. Their fate is perhaps best summed up by their struggle against Valencia, when Barcelona are two goals behind rest despite their opponents with just one shot on goal as Ivan Rakitic own goal was followed by fine second Santi Mina.

There is also the feeling that this team is too good not to react. Enrique is a relatively inexperienced coach, but he is president of a team of serial winners who displayed no signs of crumple at this stage of the previous season.

That said, there are real doubts that Barcelona team for the first time since they swept all before them last May

The smart money is that it is simply a stronghold -. one that cost them the chance to retain the first team of their Champions League crown in modern times but should not prevent them from successfully defending their La Liga title.

a month ago, but you would bill for this Barcelona team suggests would win a match in six. Suddenly, the title race was in Spain are very reluctant to.

Sport Chalet closing all stores, including five Arizona locations

Posted in Trending Topics on 18th April 2016

Sport Chalet closing all stores, including five Arizona locations

Phoenix – Southern California-based Sport Chalet says it began closing all its shops and stopped selling merchandise online

Established in 1959, the sporting goods company has about 50 locations in California, Arizona,. Nevada and Utah.

There are five locations in Arizona, and all five will be closed soon.

in a statement online, by e-mail to customers, Sport Chalet says its stores begins the process of closing Saturday. The company no explanation.

The company says will open its stores continue for a few weeks, and customers can use any outstanding gift certificates.

Gift cards, reward certificates and store credits granted by April 29. Customers who do not make this about by that time will be allowed to transfer a balance to Sport Chalet’s sister stores, Eastern Mountain Sports or Bob’s stores.

Here is a map of all Valley Sport Chalet location, so you can try to cash in on some of the sales before they close.

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Are Reportedly Expecting Their Second Child

Posted in Trending Topics on 16th April 2016

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Are Reportedly Expecting Their Second Child

On the heels of the news Thursday that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their second child, come word that another well-known film actor Ryan is also expecting a second child.

Yes, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes is welcome because a son or daughter, according to our Weekly, referring to “multiple sources.” Again, as with the bustling report earlier in the day yesterday, reportedly visual evidence is at the core, as we say that Mendes is “hidden spotted her emerging bump” in a Los Angeles photo shoot in February.

Mendes and Gosling has a daughter, Esmeralda, who is 17 months old. Mendes, the Today Show in October that the arrival of her daughter led her to rethink her priorities in terms of taking acting work. “If I like,” Oh, what should I wear? Or should I do this project? “All I have to think about my daughter and her face, and I know the answer immediately,” she said. “She’s my moral compass in a way.”

All the Secrets We Divined From the Doctor Strange Trailer

Posted in Trending Topics on 14th April 2016

All the Secrets We Divined From the Doctor Strange Trailer

It is not the most exciting or original opening shot in semi history, but we have a heavy focus on how a car accident changed Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) live in this.

Here’s our first real look at strange and it is estimated and therefore the hands first. It takes the trailer for some time to really explain why they have focused so much on his hands, but the thing newcomers need to know is that “Doctor” Strange is not a strange affectation, he’s a real doctor. A promising one whose career is ruined by a car accident.

The car accident, which looks very bad. The voice here is, “Stephen Strange. Can I give you some advice? Forget everything you think you know.”

You can tell that the accident behind him because Oddly make the necessary “growth beard wearing horrible clothes and travel East” thing. It’s not really Tibet, as it was (weak) made in the original comics. Marvel president Kevin Feige said, it’s just generic “Eastern mysticism” strange investigations.

Hands, again. Devastated, useless hands. VoiceOver, this time from the Old Man (Tilda Swinton). “You are a man looking at the world through a keyhole”

And here’s our first look at the Cumberbatch face in this trailer. The characteristic Strange beard is looking pretty ratty at this particular time.

A flashback to the aftermath of the accident and the only glimpse of Rachel McAdams a still unnamed character in the trailer. Rumor her plays Linda Carter, AKA Night Nurse, a character with a history of strange. But when she plays Carter, this version is a surgeon who has been described as a “masterpiece” foreign pre-crash, pre-magical life. She could also Clea, who eventually marry strange.

Here is how the mighty have fallen, in case you’re wondering. It is interesting to note that the facial hair of a go, to Ratty, to supposedly-neatly finished. This is the evolution of the character in the obvious white. Keep the voice of the Old Man, “You’ve been trying your life to expand it. You work saved the lives of thousands.”

And here, 40 seconds in the two-minute trailer, we finally have an explanation for why we had seen so many of his hands. Still a before and after shot, to be replaced this time of steady neurosurgeon by a quivering mess.

“What if I tell you that reality is one of the many?” Strangely after the accident. only drink every time a shot focus on his hands will go faster.

A big theme of this trailer are the before and after the transition from life’s strange. So a gray to gold, and we’re from New York (for now).

Here is where we belong Cumberbatch’s voice for the first time, “I do not believe in fairy tales about chakras, or energy, or the power of faith,” he says, in a credible (if very Hugh- Laurie -as-House-like) American accents. This shot is also our first glance at Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). In a bit confusing, Mordo’s not a straight-up villain in the film as he is in the comics. He’s probably a lot of moral gray but has a fellowship with stranger. What makes sense, since it seems draw pictures on the same side, at least for a portion of the film.

The trailer is cut to make it seem Strange follows Mordo, but it is the day and night here in the previous round.

An Antique again, “You wonder what I see in your future? A possibility.”

This symbol is the famous Seal of Vishanti of comics that we will see later. Instead, there are seams so that it appears to the opening, and the circlular thing in the middle of the blocks seem to be the Eye of Agamotto, the powerful talisman wear Strange after it hits wizard Highest:

it is the smaller circles around the larger one that says “Agamotto” for us.

Our first look at the Old Man and, as promised, Swinton play a very androgynous look for the character.

Not that how you look at things as you can soul of a man outside punching his body.

It is generic ‘which has happened to me “look, but again, hands.

Just like Rachel McAdams has named character Mads Mikkelsen’s is among broken. He appeared on the big movie villain, which is speculated that Dormammu. What we do know is that he form breaking the old to his own party. His first appearance in the trailer also gives us our first real mind bending look at what might be how this film wear other realms. Strange voice-overs, “Why did you do that?”

Note that it comes out later in his training as strange on the mountain is now wearing a rug in gray, with a white underwear, just like the old one. And not terrible travel clothing.

A quick look at Mikkelsen, whose floor go much Escher-like. Note that there is something wrong with both eyes and his lackeys.

We see a close-up to them in one or another set of pictures where it looks like the skin break away to something colorful below reveal. What do back up rumors that he Dormammu leadership of the senseless ones, which probably appear in this film as ordinary people, but made of stone and cut into small layers. The eye thing can be hinting at that.

Here is the only look on face Mordo in this trailer, and that the stranger followed him? VoiceOver Ancient One said: “There are other ways to save lives” by this point.

“So much you do not know,” she says. Before boating thought him out of the room.

To see where New York will be created on. I wish everything was still out there; This is a story about a man working ‘Highest magician “after all.

strange and hilarious crashes back through the ceiling. It is virtually the only light moment in the whole trailer.

And here the only scene where we actually see dialogue spoken throughout the trailer, and it is strange and begging, “Teach me.”

And then it’s a cut to the after-shot of Foreign full red cape off. Presumably much later in the film.

We know from concept art that is for him in his infamous sacred sanctorum back home in New York. Note the symbol of Vishanti on the window (which magical beings magical powers granted in the comics universe).

The two-minute trailer is remarkable in the sense that we see many things, but there’s no real plot revealed information. Everything is all we know happened: the car accident, the ruined surgical career, and the necessary recruitment and training by the Old Man. What name and plan character Mikkelsen remains secret. Indeed, no one who does not Cumberbatch or Swinton get more than a few seconds of screen time.

PGA Tour, Golf news: Tiger Woods comments on his rehab progress

Posted in Trending Topics on 12th April 2016

PGA Tour, Golf news: Tiger Woods comments on his rehab progress

– Tiger Woods was at Augusta National briefly last week for the Champions Dinner two nights before the start of the Masters. Even if he does not play as he continues his road to recovery from back surgery, he managed to make some news.

It’s the day after when he went home to Jupiter, Florida.

“Tiger Woods beats managers full speed disappointment medal GC,” Tim Rosa Forte of the Golf Channel announced on Twitter.

Woods, who has not played since the Wyndham tournament in August last year, is taking his return slowly to the age of 40 and insists he will return to action sometime this year.

It was only a week before the Masters that he announced he would not play in the first major of the year, which he won four times, but it seems that he is encouraged by his improvement.

“I am absolutely progress, and I’m very happy with how far I’ve come, but I do not have a timetable to return to competitive golf” Woods has on his website.

Woods, who has 79 PGA Tour victories, including 14 major titles, he still believes kept saying he could Sam Snead’s record of 82 break in the former category and Jack Nicklaus’ point of 18 in the last.

Nicklaus said again that he believes Woods can do it.

“Tiger and I both won young, and may extend for 25 years (in his career) themselves,” Nicklaus said at the Masters. I do not think he did. I think Tiger’s going to win more tournaments. “

Woods’ next target may be to play for or at the US Open in June OAKMONT.

The winners in Rio de Janeiro will receive exemption in all major championships.

the men’s winner will secure a place in the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA championship in 2017.

the winner of the part of women will automatically qualify for the last major of 2016, the Evian championship in September, and the first four majors next year -. the ANA Inspiration, Women’s PGA championship, American Women’s Open and Women’s British Open

“whether someone who in the top positions in the world or someone who is a Cinderella story, in both respects this is a positive, “said Pete Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America.

While the winner can already qualify for the major championships, there is the chance that a lower position golfer or her way to play in the majors.

Some players are skeptical that the Olympics will carry as much importance as the majors, although others such as Jason Australia day and Jordan Spieth is fully on board.

“There is nothing, nothing stronger than that of your country,” said Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and head of the Olympic organizing committee in Atlanta 1996.

“I suspect that you will see take over and fully capture the enthusiasm of the players for golf. … we believe visibility our game will drastically increase the global platform that only offer the Olympics.”

the PGA Tour, which does not have to manage the majors of the men, is also considered the men’s winner a place in the tournament players.

–Esteban Toledo never qualified for the Masters in 21 years on the PGA Tour, so he devised another way to end up Augusta National.

The 53-year-old from Mexico in the middle of the queues for most of the week in the first major of the year as the caddy for his friend Sandy Lyle of Scotland, the 1998 Masters champion.

“a dream come true for me,” said Toledo, who has never won on the PGA Tour but has claimed four victories on the PGA Tour Champions. “You walk through the gates, and you get a feel for the honor, prestige. Get these fairways, it does not get better than this.”

Toledo made $ 3700000 in his career on the PGA Tour, and he has a number of opportunities for the victory that would sit him in the Masters.

Stand under an old oak tree outside the clubhouse at Augusta National, he talked about some of the victories that got away.

“I have to Tiger at the Buick Open, lost to adapt to the Bell in Atlanta, has knocked by Brad Faxon in New York,” says Toledo. “David Toms has me in Williamsburg, Virginia”

Said Lyle “. He has always made it clear to me, he said,” I want something for your caddy at the Masters. “I love his enthusiasm. It’s just beautiful, sometimes, to someone’s dream come true.”

The dream ended a little early, as Lyle shot 76-81–157 and missed the cut by seven succeed.

–Masters newcomer Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain hoped the practice rounds playing with two-time champion Jose Maria Olazabal last week to learn some of the secrets of Augusta National.

The 50-year-OLD Olazabal stayed home in Spain because of his treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Thus, Cabrera-Bello found another way to do this, the communication with one of his idols via text.

“(Olazabal) SMS me for my happiness when he knew I was in,” Cabrera Bello Reuters. “I told him I’ll call him for advice within the ropes and his memories of his championship moments.

” He is very helpful and nice not matter. “

Olazabal is part of the impressive Spanish heritage at Augusta, claimed two of the four Masters titles won by Spaniards in 1994 and 1999, Seve Ballesteros

Sergio in 1980 and 1983 Garcia has three top-10 finishes in 17 Masters, while Miguel Angel Jimenez has four top-10s, including fourth place in 2014.

“I have a lot more thought about Ollie because he has won here but (Jimenez) is a very good friend, “Cabrera Bello said.” I got to him, too. “

Cabrera Bello deserves his place in the Masters by climbing into the top 50 of the World Golf rankings, reaching No. 33 times he beat Rory McIlroy, 3 and 2, in the consolation round of the WGC- Dell world Match Play.

the 31-year-old Masters newcomer played nine holes at Augusta with 2003 champion Mike Weir of Canada on Tuesday and played 18 holes with Garcia on Wednesday.

” it is more perfect than perfect, “Cabrera-Bello has Augusta National.” I was almost 10 the first time (Olazabal) won and nearly 15 for the second time. It is clear that we always dreamed about playing here and dreamed about winning here. I feel really honored to be here. “

Cabrera Bello to bind the reduction in his first Masters, and closed with a 70 to 17.

–Fred couples, the 1992 Masters champion, has forced the tournament since 1994, missed last week for the first time due to chronic back issues.

“Actually, it has gone down to his hip,” said Jim Nantz, CBS commentator and good friend couples who his roommate was at the University of Houston.

couples, 56, despite his age involved remained at Augusta National. He has the 36-hole lead in 2012, was one shot behind going into weekends in 2013 and five top-20 finishes since turning 50, including six in 2010.

This season, couples played only three tournaments, two on the PGA Tour and Champions at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, where he spent two of his PGA Tour victories claimed in 1990 and 1992.

he misses the cut this time in Los Angeles and was in obvious discomfort.

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