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Latest sports news for today Saturday, January 15



If you want to be up to date with all the latest news hours today, ABC makes available to readers a summary with the most important headlines of the Saturday, January 15 that you should not miss, like these:

Australia stops Djokovic again and does not give in to the Serbian’s rules

Novak Djokovic back to square one, this time cornered and with the Australian Open two days before the opening. The Australian Government has placed it at kilometer zero for the second time in ten days. The number one tennis player in the world, who has not been vaccinated against Covid, once again faces the machinery of the country in which he won his most emblematic tournament nine times. The Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke, decided to cancel the Serb’s visa again and place him at the door of the plane back to Europe with “health and public order” as arguments.

Djokovic will not be expelled until justice rules this Sunday in an emergency litigation that completed a new chapter with the Serb’s appearance before the authorities after being arrested again.

James Rodríguez, a hero in Qatar

The Colombian James Rodriguez He became an impromptu hero last weekend during the match that his team, Al Rayyan, played against Al-Wakrah, a duel in which minutes of great anguish were experienced after the visiting player Ousmane Coulibaly collapsed on the grass at the end of the first period and began to convulse.

Euroleague: Real Madrid pulls out the roller against Baskonia

Madrid is undeterred by the latest great offer from PSG to Mbappé: two years and 40 million chips

Real Madrid is very calm about Mbappé’s future. The footballer can now negotiate with the Spanish club without any problem and there is a pre-agreement to reach the White House on July 1 after receiving a signing bonus of 40 million euros, for coming for free, and signing a six-year contract with a Net tab of 21 million plus bonus. The Madrid entity knows that this pact will try to be bombarded by Paris Saint-Germain until the end. The French institution will make one last great proposal to the striker so that he does not go “to the Real”.

Nasser Al Attiyah, the prince of the Catalan farmhouse

Castelfollit del Boix It is a small town in Barcelona with less than 500 inhabitants. Halfway between Igualada and Manresa, in the Bages region, its mountainous profile and surrounded by forests give it an idyllic character, perfect for getting lost. If you leave the urban nucleus walking along an old stream, you will reach Cal Ponç, the beautiful farmhouse owned by Nasser Al Attiyah. The brand new champion of the Dakar He had been wanting to settle in Spain for some time and commissioned his friend Jordi Vidal, a photographer he met during his time in the World Rally Championship, to find him a farm near Barcelona. In Cal Ponç he found his place. He bought it in 2019, and on his almost 200 hectares of land he has built several circuits and dirt tracks on which to train. He is so in love with the place that he spends more and more seasons there. It was the place where he prepared his assault on this fourth Dakar crown, and also the first place he will visit to celebrate it.

Quique Sánchez Flores: «Football has become impoverished»

He arrives 55 minutes late, but apologizes before and after sitting down with ABC to chat about football and life. It is a sincere forgiveness, because it is Quique Sánchez Flores (Madrid, February 5, 1965), an honest, transparent guy. After two years without appearing on a bench, and four without directing in Spain, he maintains that mystique that makes him so special. He wears jeans, a sweatshirt and sneakers, all in black. His thick, well-groomed beard and bright, crystal-clear eyes complete the outfit of one of the best coaches in this country. A lover of his profession who is blushed by the praise: “Football is an impostor.”

The other Djokovic’s in the sport

Some appear from the catwalk of fame and others appear from the shadow of anonymity. Sports anti-vaccines emerge in difficult times due to the Omicron variant that has triggered infections around the world and against the scientific criteria that exposes the efficacy of vaccines and the protection they exert against the coronavirus. Djokovic has unleashed a diplomatic and social cyclone for his claim to play tennis in a country that does not admit the unvaccinated and in his wake other episodes of athletes who deny the properties of immunization have developed. NBA star Kyrie Irving, Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, French Chelsea footballer N’Golo Kanté or surfer Kelly Slater have refused vaccination with different consequences.

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