JUST-IN: Barcelona legend Xavi tests positive for COVID-19

first_img Xavi has been heavily linked with a return to the Camp Nou in recent months amid speculation over the future of current boss Quique Setien. Promoted ContentThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple MistakeLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating. The former central midfielder and current Al Sadd boss released a statement to confirm that he was not feeling poorly but was currently self-isolating to ensure he did not infect others.Advertisement Indeed, former midfielder maestro Xavi rejected Barcelona over the managerial position in January after the sacking of Ernesto Valverde.Setien was subsequently appointed but after missing out on domestic success this season, his future into the next campaign now appears to be in doubt.center_img Loading… Read Also: Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to changeXavi made 767 first-team appearances for the Catalan giants between 1998 and 2015, alongside winning 133 caps for the Spanish national team.He won eight La Liga titles alongside three Copa del Rey crowns and four Champions League trophies in his total of 25 titles with the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Clippers’ 6-game win streak ends with loss to Bucks

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Bucks led 79-69 before going on a 9-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Pat Connaughton, putting them ahead 88-71 with 2:49 left in the third quarter.Middleton completed a four-point play late in the quarter and had 13 points in the period as the Bucks took a 100-77 lead entering the fourth quarter.Middleton finished 16 for 24 from the field, including a 4-for-7 mark from 3-point range.“I’m feeling good,” Middleton said. “The Houston game was just a dud. I had a lot of great shots and air-balled most of them, I felt like (on Tuesday in the Bucks’ victory). Tonight, I came out with the same mentality, just being aggressive and pick my spots. I was just trying to find a rhythm.”TIP-INSClippers: Veteran guard Patrick Beverley was out with a right hip pointer suffered in the Clippers’ 122-111 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night. Bench stalwart Lou Williams also was out for rest. Coach Doc Rivers called Beverley “unstat-able” because his box score numbers do not always do justice to his impact on the court. Rivers pointed to a game in which Beverley did not score but was plus-22 during his time on the court. “You really can’t quantify what he does at times,” Rivers said. “He gives us our heart and our soul, for sure.” … Landry Shamet returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with a left ankle injury. … Luc Mbah a Moute, who played in just four games with the Clippers this season, underwent surgery on his left knee Wednesday in New York and will not return this season. He will not be able to return to basketball activities for eight weeks.Bucks: The NBA announced Thursday that the Bucks will face the Charlotte Hornets in Paris on Jan. 24, 2020, marking the first regular-season league game in France. Milwaukee last played in Europe in January 2015 when it beat the New York Knicks in London. … Tony Snell missed his second straight game with a left ankle sprain. Budenholzer said Snell is expected to be ready for the playoffs. … Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo will not play again this season (heel bursitis). His total of missed games will be 43 due to injury/illness. “It’s certainly not easy for him, what he’s going through,” Budenholzer said. “But for now, this is the best thing. Just get him healthy and moving, and hopefully have a great summer of development and move on to a great second year.”UP NEXTThe Clippers host Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers coach Doc Rivers was impressed with Antetokounmpo’s play and joked that the Bucks star and Houston’s James Harden should share the league’s MVP award this season so “everybody in the world is happy.”“The thing I like about Giannis the most is his temperament,” Rivers said. “He is not messing around. He is not there to put on a show. Every game is a competition for him. I love that. For me, of all the things he does, that is the No. 1 thing that stands out with me.”The Bucks led 67-46 at halftime as Antetokounmpo had 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Middleton added 15 points and Brown 10 as Milwaukee shot 55.8 percent from the field (24 of 43).The Clippers went on an 8-1 run to open the second half, cutting their deficit to 14 and leading Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer to call a timeout.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “I’m definitely working on it, trying to get it healthy, stronger,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’m trying to get my mobility back. It’s not going to be easy.“Usually when you sprain your ankle, you stay out for two, three, four games. But I don’t like missing games. I’ve got to work through it while playing. I’ll be ready to play until Coach (Mike Budenholzer) tells me not to play.”Sterling Brown, in the starting lineup with the Bucks’ rotation thinned by injuries, had 15 points.“I was able to get to my spot and my teammates were just finding me,” Middleton said.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers (45-31) with 21 points, and JaMychal Green added 16 and Wilson Chandler 15.center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova and George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez reacts after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shoots past Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe (6) drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) reacts after fouling Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, bottom right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Members of the bench react after a three-point basket by Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, shoots after being fouled by Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with Pat Connaughton (24) and Khris Middleton (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Brook Lopez (11) dunks against Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton (22) drives between Los Angeles Clippers’ Jerome Robinson (10) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova and George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova and George Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)ExpandMILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds before leaving after aggravating a right ankle injury in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 128-118 victory over the Clippers on Thursday night that snapped the Clippers’ six-game winning streak.Antetokounmpo went to the floor and held his right ankle after dunking the ball with 7:46 left in the game, and he immediately went to the bench and didn’t return. He missed two games last week with a sprain to the same ankle.Khris Middleton had a season-high 39 points with eight rebounds and five assists as Milwaukee won its fourth straight. Eric Bledsoe added 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as the Bucks (57-19) cut their magic number to two to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.Antetokounmpo wants to fight through the ankle injury, which has hampered him over the last two weeks. But the Bucks forward might need some rest to get fully healthy before the playoffs start in mid-April. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mexico threatens to file lawsuits if Guard troops detain migrants

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMigrant groups estimate 500 people died trying to cross the border in 2005. The Border Patrol reported 473 deaths as of Sept. 30. Sending the National Guard “will not stop the flow of migrants, to the contrary, it will probably go up,” as people try to get into the U.S. with hopes of applying for a possible amnesty program, said Julieta Nunez Gonzalez, the Ciudad Juarez representative of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute. Along the border in Nuevo Laredo, Carlos Gonzalez, a 23-year old from Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, was waiting for a chance to swim across the river into Texas. He said soldiers would not stop him getting to a construction job he had lined up in North Carolina. “Desperation gives one a lot of willpower. If they stop me 20 times, I’ll arrive on the 21st,” Gonzalez said resting on a street corner outside a migrant shelter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Mexico warned Tuesday it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops detain migrants on the border, and some officials said they fear the crackdown will force illegal crossers into more perilous areas to avoid detection. President George W. Bush announced Monday that he will send 6,000 National Guard troops to the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, but said the troops will provide intelligence and surveillance support to U.S. Border Patrol agents and will not catch and detain illegal immigrants. “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people … we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates,” Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in an interview with a Mexico City radio station. Mexican officials worry the increased security at the U.S. border will lead to more deaths. Since the bolstered surveillance at crossing spots in Texas and California in 1994, migrants have flooded Arizona’s hard-to-patrol desert and deaths have spiked. last_img read more

Europa League final to go ahead as planned after terror attack in Manchester

first_imgUEFA has expressed its shock and sadness after a bomb killed 22 people in Manchester, but insists there is “no specific intelligence” to suggest Manchester United’s Europa League final against Ajax may be the target of an attack.Greater Manchester Police confirmed children are among those killed and wounded in the blast at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening that is being treated as a “terrorist incident”.Manchester City and Manchester United, along with many other sporting clubs and organisations, have expressed their sympathy following the attack at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.The death toll increased to 22 on Tuesday morning and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has sent his regards to all those affected.“I am deeply saddened by the horrible terrorist attack in Manchester last night,” Ceferin said.“It shocks me that so many innocent people lost their lives and I would like to send my condolences to the families of those affected.”United are playing in the UEFA Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday evening in Stockholm, where five people died last month when a hijacked truck was deliberately driven into crowds.A statement from European football’s governing body in the wake of the Manchester attacks read: “There is currently no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League Final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks.“UEFA has been closely working with local authorities and the Swedish FA for many months and the terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project.“Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April.“Due to the tight security arrangements, UEFA urges fans to arrive at the stadium as early as possible, as detailed checks will be made at the entrances, resulting in potential delays in accessing the stadium.”Furthermore, UEFA announced a minute’s silence will be held ahead of the final while the opening ceremony will also be reduced as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack.United have yet to travel out to Sweden and their players have been quick to express their condolences on social media.“Can’t believe what happened last night,” defender Daley Blind said. “My thoughts go out to all those affected. #PrayForManchester”United’s Ashley Young posted: “Absolutely shocked to hear the news this morning. Thoughts with all that lost loved ones & prayers for those being treated in hospitals”Earlier winger Jesse Lingard said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by last nights attack on this beautiful city. We will stand together in this dark hour ❤️”City players past and present also posted their sympathy.“Shocking events for this great city,” Raheem Sterling said. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families.”City captain Vincent Kompany posted: “I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It’s a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity”Greater Manchester Police have set up a help centre for anyone needing assistance at Gate 11 of City’s Etihad Stadium.There is no news yet on how United might pay tribute in the Europa League final, but England are wearing black armbands for the Tuesday’s match against Guinea at the Under-20s World Cup.United club captain Wayne Rooney tweeted: “Devastating news this morning. Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.” 1last_img read more

The Problem with Innovative and Fetishized Nonprofit Approaches to Homelessness

first_imgShare489Tweet2Share22Email513 SharesApril 30, 2016; Arizona Republic, the San Diego Union-Tribune and Philadelphia Business JournalFor some time now, NPQ has covered the myriad of housing solutions that are being proposed to the homeless crisis, from the controversial tiny house movement to the use of shipping containers and even artificial igloos. This is hardly a new phenomenon. We have seen one bright-eyed young thing after another come up with a social enterprise in this sphere, get a bunch of press and then, presumably, move on. Most of these ideas exist outside the realm of what most people would long for in their own housing,Take a newly minted nonprofit in Boulder, Colorado, that has come up with the idea of placing affordable housing in local backyards. Goose Creek Neighborhoods has just received its IRS determination letter and is wasting no time getting the message out, although maybe it should. David Adamson, the executive director of Goose Creek, is proposing that established neighborhoods fill their backyards with smaller houses, or even tiny houses. “When you get more people living on the dirt, it makes the rent go down,” said Brad Smith, a renter in a proposed eco-district in Boulder where there are already homes behind homes. In order to open land to a more diverse population, the program would ask homeowners living from 6th to 9th streets in Boulder to join a land trust and essentially share their land.It remains to be seen how many people would buy into this idea. Aside from clearly assuming the best in his neighbors, present zoning laws do not permit Adamson’s concept of doubling the amount of homes on a plot of land. He also does not elaborate on how he will convince the current residents who have purchased their homes in this neighborhood, which was defined and complete as far as they knew, to make such big changes. There is no mention of how the cost of the little houses would be paid, or even who would pay them.While one could argue that at least this nonprofit and others are proposing solutions to combat the problem, it’s important to note that proposals such as Adamson’s and the proposed “igloos” in Hawaii only offer temporary relief. They do not address any of the underlying causes that would cause someone to lose a stable home and seek alterative housing.The search to find realistic, long-term solutions to homelessness is only further complicated as cities are torn on the best way to address homelessness, as seen in San Diego, California last week. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “hardscaping”—rocks installed by the city to deter homeless encampments below a freeway overpass—has sparked a debate between people arguing for compassion and residents demanding safer, cleaner streets and sidewalks clear of homeless people. The hardscaping, which is similar to the spikes we have seen implemented elsewhere, was installed at the request of some residents, who cheered as the rocks were being delivered.Those advocating for homeless resources were appalled by the rock solution and called on the city to install tiny homes as a “long-term” fix instead of forcing those without homes to simply move to another area. Ironically, as Jeeni Criscenzo, president of the homelessness nonprofit Amikas, told reporters at a press conference outside the San Diego City Hall, “instead of coming up with innovations, [San Diego officials] came up with pest control.”Yet, as NPQ has reported, there are two sides to the coin when it comes to the tiny house movement, a fact that some in the nonprofit community have repeatedly failed to acknowledge. There’s nothing wrong with tiny houses in general, but when they are promoted as a solution to homelessness, they take on a different potential. As NPQ readers know, in contrast to the fully-fitted-out smaller living space that a tiny house by choice provides, tiny homes for homeless people are often the size of a garden shed. After tiny homes popped up in the San Pedro community of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino felt it would not be long before they became a threat to public safety.Buscaino pointed out some of the problems with just giving homeless people tiny homes. Being built with wheels means they can be moved frequently enough to skirt laws against loitering or trespassing. While the homes offer shelter from the elements, they often lack running water, restrooms, temperature regulation, and cooking amenities. Some likened the San Pedro tiny home community to a chaotic homeless encampment with better facilities. When considering its serious limitations, the tiny homes themselves can be considered “pest control,” or as noted by Criscenzo, simply moving from one non-solution to another without addressing the underlying causes of homelessness.What’s missing from all of this is an understanding of the human complexity of what we call “homelessness” and the need to consider issues like community, engagement, and integration. The prospects as we look at them focus on the structures, often fetishized and entirely inadequate, and we are reminded of other marginalized, overcrowded, low-income ghettos around the world. In short, the discussion’s lack of maturity undercuts some more serious consideration of cause, need, and solutions. The problem is with innovation that believes its own bright-eyed press: It cannot and should not stand apart from historical lessons and respectful and engaged practice.—Carrie Collins-Fadell, Marian Conway, Shafaq Hasan, and Ruth McCambridgeShare489Tweet2Share22Email513 Shareslast_img read more