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EURO 2012 wrap: Ukraine promised big payday

first_img“The team will receive 500,000 euro for every win at the group stage, while a draw will bring the squad 250,000 euro.”Surkis added that the team will get a two million euro bonus for making the knockout stages and the same amount for reaching the semi-finals.If Ukraine’s team make it to the final they will earn three million euros and 4.5 million euros for winning the title.Referees appointed for first Euro 2012 matches Carlos Velasco Carballo from Spain will take charge of the first match of Euro 2012 between co-hosts Poland and Greece, European football’s governing body UEFA said on Wednesday.The tournament curtain-raiser kicks off in the Polish capital Warsaw at 6:00 pm local time (1600 GMT) and will be followed by the second Group A game between Russia and the Czech Republic in Wroclaw.England’s Howard Webb – who refereed the ill-tempered 2010 World Cup final – will be in the middle for that game.UEFA said in a statement that Damir Skomina of Slovenia will officiate the Netherlands first game in Group B against Denmark on Saturday in Kharkiv, Ukraine, while Stephane Lannoy of France will take charge of the Germany-Portugal match in Lviv.Twelve referees have been appointed to handle the 31 matches in the tournament. They will work with 24 assistant referees and 24 additional assistant referees of the same nationality.Italy, Dutch teams visit Auschwitz Players from Italy and the Netherlands, in Poland for the European football championship, on Wednesday visited the former Nazi German death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, an AFP reporter said.Members of the Azzurri, who are based in the southern city of Krakow for the tournament, arrived by bus at the site where 1.3 million people, the overwhelming majority of them Jews, perished during World War II.Dressed in blue and white team tracksuits, they visited the barracks, the wall where prisoners were shot before going to the gas chambers in nearby Birkenau three kilometres (two miles) away and the crematorium where victims’ bodies were burned.They then placed a commemorative wreath inscribed with the words “Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio” — Italian football federation — at the memorial.The Dutch players, wearing jeans and navy blue jackets, made the same tour of the camp, which was set up in 1940 by the Nazi regime in occupied Poland, some 70 kilometres west of Krakow.A delegation from the German football federation, including coach Joachim Loew, team manager Oliver Bierhoff, captain Philipp Lahm and Polish-born players Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, visited the Auschwitz museum last Friday.Euro 2012 is being co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. Poland play the first match against Greece on Friday in Warsaw while the final is held in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on July 1.Some 1.3 million people, including 1.1 million Jews from across Nazi-occupied Europe, died in Auschwitz between 1940 and its liberation by the Soviet Red Army on January 27, 1945.Auschwitz was set up in a former Polish army base by the Nazis shortly after they invaded Poland in 1939 and was initially used to detain and kill Poles seen as a pool of resistance to their occupation.It was gradually expanded to Birkenau and became the hub for the Holocaust.The site was turned into a Polish state-funded memorial and museum after the war.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KIEV, Ukraine, June 6 – Ukrainian football’s chief Grigory Surkis said on Wednesday the Ukrainian players would be well-rewarded for succeeding at Euro 2012 which they are co-hosting with Poland, local media reported Wednesday.“We have a better prize fund than any other team at the European championships,” Ukraine’s football supremo was quoted as saying.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones (55) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I just feel like a lot of (the success this year) is a credit to my agility and cardio. The strength hasn’t left, but definitely the weight. It’s helped, for sure.” – / 51 Top Stories 15 Comments   Share   It became official in March.The Arizona Cardinals agreed to a five-year extension with linebacker Chandler Jones one year after the team acquired him in a trade with the New England Patriots. Not only did that cement his place in the Cardinals’ pass-rush of the future, it put to bed the chance that they could re-sign nine-year vet Calais Campbell.“Unfortunately, we had to make some tough decisions,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said Monday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf show. “You don’t want to be labeled as just a pass-rusher. You don’t want to be labeled as just a run-stopper,” Jones said Monday. “Coming into this team, I was labeled as a pass-rusher. I think emphasizing the run-stop makes me more happy than the sacks.”Jones is feeling comfortable playing outside linebacker for the second season with the Cardinals, and against the Jaguars, he felt like his film study led to his success as he read play-calls before the snap. Jones ranked second for the week among NFL edge defenders in run-stop percentage, per Pro Football Focus.Physically, Jones feels like he’s in a good place by playing with less weight.Jones entered camp at 260 pounds, the lightest he’s weighed to begin a season. He credited training with his brother, Jon Jones, a champion MMA fighter for helping him drop the extra pounds.“He does three-a-days, not two-a-days. You’ll have swimming, boxing and Muay Thai. Or swimming, mountain climbing and cardio,” Jones said. “I went over there, I was a little pudgy. I’ll show you some film. Even my brother was kind of poking me. After maybe a week or two of three-a-days, I was probably 10 pounds down. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Campbell’s decision to leave on a four-year, $60 million deal is working out for him. He’s had a career year after receiving an offer he couldn’t refuse and the Cardinals couldn’t match.But it’s working out just fine for the Cardinals and Jones, too.RELATED: Mathieu’s pick in fourth quarter helps Cardinals beat Jags“I was so happy that I signed the deal here. I finally had a place I could call home,” Jones told The Blitz with B-Train and Jurecki. “Me and Steve Keim, we’ve been negotiating the contract since the day I stepped foot in Arizona. It wasn’t a lot of negotiation. We went back-and-forth like twice, maybe once.“But I was excited to be here and I am excited to be here. This is a great place. This place has a great future and I’m excited to be a part of it. ”One more sack recorded, and Jones will set a career mark for quarterback takedowns in a season. With five games left, he is tied at 12.0 with Minnesota’s Everson Griffen for the NFL lead.Jones is coming off a season-high six tackles in his performance that helped Arizona beat Campbell and the Jaguars, 27-24, on Sunday. Five of those tackles were for loss, the most in the NFL for a single game over the past two seasons. Two came via sacks, and Jones also added a pass deflection. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more