Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid are set to claim the top three positions in the LaLiga Santander table, but fourth is still up for grabs. Finishing fourth grants qualification to the Champions League and many teams are still in with a chance of winning that golden ticket. While Sevilla FC are currently in fourth, their form hasn’t been very consistent since the restart and they’re being chased down by Villarreal CF, Getafe CF and Real Sociedad. … [Read more...] about La Liga: With a few games remaining, what all to watch out for?
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Real Madrid's players celebrate after French defender Ferland Mendy scored during the Spanish league football match Granada FC vs Real Madrid CF at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on July 13, 2020.(JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) With two games left, Madrid will be crowned champions if they beat Villarreal at home on Thursday regardless of how Barca fare at the Camp Nou against Osasuna. … [Read more...] about Real Madrid one win from La Liga crown after beating Granada
His experience in Cannes was enlightening and “quite paradoxical.” He felt he was “reflecting a totally Hungarian situation” in the parable, but when the festival selected it, “the movie started growing and growing and I realized maybe Hungary is not so far and this fear of the unknown is quite common in Europe, with the same world lack of solidarity.” The film’s next festival appearance will be in Sundance’s Spotlight section and it will then open in March in the U.S. Representing Hungary in the Oscar race is bewildering, “I don’t know if it’s a serious game or if it’s a David Lynch movie,” laughs Mundruczo. “To be frank it means a lot, especially for Hungary. Istvan Szabo won (in 1981) and there have been none since then.” As a European auteur, Mundruczo says he’s “quite safe, but it’s still a limited market. The Oscars mean a new market and a new audience for me to talk … [Read more...] about Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist: A Preview Of Possibilities, Part 3
For well over a decade Tom Graveney's name ended a rich debate and prompted instead some fond remembrance. A few Englishmen have been heavier scorers, others tougher to get out, but when followers of domestic cricket were asked who they would most like to watch bat for an hour most of them settled for Tom. And first-name terms were not resented by Graveney, neither when they were used by fans of Gloucestershire, for whom he played 296 first-class games, nor by supporters of Worcestershire, where he spent that long, abundant, gorgeous autumn of his career. He understood the vulnerable affection of the man who turns up at a ground hoping to watch a favourite make a hundred and sees his dream splintered in a moment. So he relished applause all the more keenly when he played his cover drive or that top-handed ease through midwicket. Such awareness also informed the pleasure he felt when he helped Worcestershire win their first title in 1964 and then become the first county outside the Big … [Read more...] about Tom Graveney’s abundant autumn inspires back-to-back Worcestershire titles
Sexual intercourse did not begin in 1963, as Philip Larkin well knew. That was partly his point in the poem "Annus Mirabilis." However, a "new Knock-Out competition", as Wisden primly described it, did get under way that summer and it pounded to a sweaty climax on the first Saturday in September, when Sussex beat Worcestershire by 14 runs at Lord's. The final ended in twilight and there was heavy drizzle falling when Bob Carter was run out for 2 with only ten balls left in the match. Carter's team had needed just 169 in 65 overs but Tony Buss's 3 for 39 in his 15-over allotment had removed both openers and shown how testing batting would continue to be on the damp pitch. Then the three late wickets taken by the callow 21-year-old fast bowler John Snow had appeared decisive before Roy Booth's hitting forced Ted Dexter, the Sussex captain, to put all his men on the boundary. As revolutions go, it might not seem much to write home about, but that is often the way of it in England. We … [Read more...] about Gillette Cup took Sussex captain’s fancy – and delivered a maiden trophy