Zidane responds after Bale scores in win over Arsenal

first_imgZinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale’s goalscoring performance against Arsenal but insisted nothing had changed with the Real Madrid outcast.Bale came off the bench to rescue Madrid in the International Champions Cup, scoring from close range to bring his side back into the match after they trailed 2-0 at half-time courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Tipped to leave Madrid this summer, Bale sat out the loss to Bayern Munich, with Zidane confirming after the match that the club were looking to offload the winger this summer.  Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? That sparked a war of words between the club and the player’s representative, with agent Jonathan Barnett​ calling Zidane “a disgrace​” before the Real Madrid boss insisted that he had not disrespected the Wales international.Zidane also claimed that Bale did not play against Bayern because he didn’t want to, leading to suggestions that he may have played his last game for the club.But he was surprisingly involved in Maryland after Zidane claimed the 30-year-old was close to departing the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring early in the second half to spark a comeback in a match that Madrid eventually won on penalties.Despite scoring in the game, Zidane insists nothing has changed in terms of Bale’s future, leaving open the possibility that the former Tottenham winger could be on the move before the start of the new season. Asked about Bale’s performance on Tuesday, Zidane – who saw Nacho Fernandez sent off in the ninth minute for a handball – told reporters: “He has played a good game and I am happy for him. As I am for everyone.”He is with us and we will continue working. We played well 10 against 11 and were better with 10 against 10. I don’t know what will happen. He wanted to play and the other day he didn’t.”I haven’t talked to him. He has trained normally and that’s why he played. Nothing has changed, you know what the situation is like.”The club’s ICC commitments for the year will come to an end on Friday, when they take on rivals Atletico Madrid in New Jersey before heading to Germany to play in the Audi Cup.They will face Tottenham in the semi-final of that pre-season competition on July 30 before another friendly clash with RB Salzburg on August 7.Zidane and his side kick-off their 2019-20 Liga campaign with an away fixture against Celta Vigo on August 17.last_img read more

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Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 94.93 points to 15,171.11, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 2.77 points to 21,526.22. The S&P 500 index shed 6.99 points to 2,446.47, and the Nasdaq composite index was down 12.89 points to 6,226.12.The Canadian dollar was trading at 75.34 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 75.64 cents US.The August crude contract was down $1.38 at US$43.05 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.89 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was down $2.90 to US$1,243.80 an ounce and the July copper contract was down three cents at US$2.55 a pound. read more

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The worlds longest commercial flight has been cancelled

first_imgAmid Snap’s struggles as a public company, CEO Evan Spiegel gives this advice to founders: ‘Don’t go public’ (SNAP) Just 13% of Americans would support US military going to war over Saudi oil field attack I’ve only been using the new Apple Watch Series 5 for a few hours, but I can already tell its new display is going to be a game-changer (AAPL) THE WORLD’S LONGEST-DISTANCE commercial flight ended its run after nine years of shuttling passengers from Newark International to Singapore’s Changi Airport.According to the International Business Times, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ21 lasted 19 hours and covered nearly 10,000 miles. It operated on an Airbus A340 with only 100 seats, all of them business class.The airline is cancelling the once daily flight because it’s unprofitable, partly due to rising fuel costs.It’s exchanging those A340 planes for larger A380s, which are not designed to fly as far. Passengers who choose to make the trip with Singapore Airlines will now have a stopover in either London or Frankfurt.In commentary, the Center for Aviation (CAPA) said the cancellation of two nonstop routes — Singapore-Newark and Singapore-Los Angeles in October — will “result in a 26% business class seat reduction for SIA in the US market.”Now that it does not offer the nonstop flights, Singapore will “compete head to head against about 20 carriers offering one-stop products in the Singapore-New York market and about 12 carriers offering one-stop products in the Singapore-Los Angeles market.”CAPA notes that the flights were unprofitable, but “had a high volume of corporate traffic and helped win corporate accounts in the US.”For reference, here’s a map of the Singapore-Newark flight. You can see just how long it is, passing over the Arctic Circle:via FlightAware.com- Alex DaviesVirgin America’s airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous>9 intensely irritating rules you’re forced to follow when travelling by plane> WeWork cofounder Rebekah Neumann, cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, reportedly demanded employees be fired within minutes of meeting them because she disliked their ‘energy’ last_img read more

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