Maurizio Sarri Talks Juventus Pressure

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has spoken about the pressure he is facing at Juventus after consecutive Serie A away defeats.
The Italian champions have been knocked off top spot in the league by Inter Milan after losing to Hellas Verona on Sunday, which came two weeks on from a 2-1 defeat to Napoli, but Sarri is not surprised to see his team’s results in the spotlight. He told reporters on Wednesday that Juventus remain on course in all competitions and that his team are in good shape on the training pitch
Sarri only took charge of Juventus in summer 2019 after leaving Chelsea, but defeats at Napoli and Verona have fuelled speculation his time in Turin could be short-lived.
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Quique Setién warning Barcelona that the squad isn’t strong enough

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Barca Blaugranes FC Barcelona manager Quique Setién is said to be privately warning Barcelona that his squad is not strong enough to mount title challenges across two competitions.
A new report says Setién has told technical secretary Éric Abidal that the squad he currently has will not be enough.
Barcelona are said to be looking at various options to reinforce the team after not doing so in the winter transfer window. Things changed after Ousmane Dembélé suffered a relapse to his injury, one that will keep him away for six months. Now, they are hoping La Liga and the Spanish Federation accept their plan to sign a player outside the transfer window.
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The Reason Islam Slimani Ended Up Staying at Monaco Revealed

Photo Credit: 90min.comThis January, Islam Slimani was a striker in demand. Almost anyone that was in need of a striker was linked with the Algerian.
Sides such as ​Aston Villa, ​Inter, ​Manchester United, and ​Tottenham were all rumoured to be attempting to sign the front man until the end of the season.
However, a deal wasn’t possible due to reportedly unreasonable demands set by ​Leicester City and AS Monaco. According to Algerian news outlet ​Compétition, the costs were wildly unaffordable for such a short-term deal.
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Leipzig Dig in To Earn Bayern Munich’s Respect and Keep Title Race Alive

Photo Credit: The guardianIt was not a spectacular clash but an intriguing draw left us hungry for more and showed Leipzig are worthy title rivals
There was a lot in it but at the same time,” said Thomas Müller, “there was nothing in it.” One of Bayern’s very sharpest minds (and tongues) hit the nail on the head for the umpteenth time in a career every bit as interesting off the pitch as it has been on it. As Munich waited for a storm to brew, meteorologically as well as metaphorically, the Bundesliga’s big clash of the season to date simultaneously gave and took away, delivered and let down, satisfied and left you hungry for more.
It felt as if the whole occasion had been set up to blindside you, from the scheduling – unquestionably the standout game of the weekend being left to last, unusually for Germany, and the 1800 Sunday timeslot – through the teams’ respective preparations, right down to the chronology of the match itself. At the end of it we didn’t quite have the spectacular..

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Haitian Times News Roundup – Feb. 13

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Haiti police under fire as number of kidnappings spikes just before Carnival

Haiti police are acknowledging that there is a “spectacular” rise in kidnappings in the country.

The new crime wave, which is being amplified by unconfirmed reports on social media of abductions of schoolchildren, churchgoers and the poor, is creating panic among Haitians that is now spreading to the diaspora where some are contemplating whether or not to travel to Carnival. Continue reading

President Jovenel Moïse insist on new constitution

According to Le Nouvelliste, President Jovenel Moïse says he wants a new constitution stipulating that presidential appointments will go into effect automatically if the National Assembly does not vote for or against within 60 days. He also wants elective terms to be 5 years. “I would accept a prime minister from the opposition and a reduction in my term, but only after the adoption of a constitutional reform strengthening the presidency,” President Moïse told t..

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Peter Moore: Liverpool Won’t Re-Sign Steven Gerrard to Win Premier League Medal

Photo Credit: Bleacher ReportLiverpool chief executive Peter Moore has ruled out the possibility of re-signing club legend Steven Gerrard in order for the player to finally win a Premier League medal.
Gerrard—who manages Scottish Premiership title contenders Rangers—left Anfield in 2015 after 17 seasons and is often regarded as one of the best players in England to have never won a Premier League title.
Merseyside native Moore joked that the former talisman’s return was “really possible” aside from a selection of logistical obstacles preventing the gesture, per Liam Bekker of Soccer Laduma:
“Let me explain what would have to happen. So the question is, ‘can we bring Steven Gerrard back to get a Premier League medal?’ and the question I ask you is: Which player do you want to cut from the squad to make that happen? If you haven’t noticed, he’s the employee of a different football club at the same time as well.
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Haiti police under fire as number of kidnappings spikes just before Carnival

Residents go about their day during a break in anti-government protests, which had disrupted businesses and daily life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Haiti police are acknowledging that there is a “spectacular” rise in kidnappings in the country.
The new crime wave, which is being amplified by unconfirmed reports on social media of abductions of schoolchildren, churchgoers and the poor, is creating panic among Haitians that is now spreading to the diaspora where some are contemplating whether or not to travel to Carnival.
“[I don’t know] what to think,” Marsha Marie Piard tweeted in response to a question by the popular Haitian-American social media platform, Lunionsuite, which asked Twitter followers, ‘What are your thoughts on Haiti Kanaval 2020 given the political climate of the country? “I canceled my trip last minute based on advice from my friends living there. I’m confused.”
Piard, an editor at Business Wire, later told the Miami Herald in an interview that..

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