Meet The Adidas 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Match Ball

first_imgUEFA has unveiled the Adidas designed official match ball for the 2017/2018 Champions League season.Featuring the Champions League trademark star shaped panels, the ball has a stunning light blue design on the star area depicting thunderbolts, a sharp contrast to last season’s handwriting-style messages in light grey colours.The ball, which will be used throughout the group stages has two versions, the predominantly white version and the orange coloured version that will be used during the winter in snowy conditions.Technology wise, the ball adopts all the characteristics of its predecessors, made for a perfect flight and seamless surface for less water uptake.Also visible on the ball is the ever-present Champions League and Adidas logo.The ball is now available for retail at 140 Euros.The 2017/2018 Champions League group stage kicks off next month as elite teams across Europe vie for a place in the Kiev final next year. Related”No Quality Match Balls In NPFL” – Anthony Okpotu Reveals Why Nigerian Clubs Fail In CAF CompetitionsApril 16, 2020In “Africa”VIDEO: Watch Lionel Messi Play Champions League Anthem On A PianoSeptember 12, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Sanction Everton And Hadjuk Split Over Crowd TroubleSeptember 22, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

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Cubs’ Ian Happ very unhappy he didn’t make opening-day roster

first_imgDespite his rough year and a .135 batting average in spring training, Happ was not pleased with the decision.”He’s not happy and he shouldn’t be happy,” manager Joe Maddon told reporters, via The Athletic. “He was surprised.” Related News Happ was apparently quite unhappy w decision. “He’s not happy & he shouldn’t be happy. He was surprised.” Asked if he calmed down by end of convo, “That’s pretty personal, I don’t want to share that. He wasn’t happy. We didn’t want it to be that and we did not expect that.”— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) March 23, 2019Happ will start his year at Triple-A Iowa where he batted .298 with nine home runs in 26 games before being called up to Chicago in 2017. In one of the more surprising moves of the day the Cubs sent Ian Happ down to Triple-A.Happ had a very good rookie year two seasons ago with Chicago, but struggled to the tune of a .233 batting average with 167 strikeouts in 387 at-bats in 2018. Jon Lester knows he can still compete at 35: ‘Why not? I’m not dead’center_img Maddon would not address exactly how Happ was displeased and kept those details to himself.”That’s pretty personal, I don’t want to share that,” the manager said. “He wasn’t happy. We didn’t want it to be that and we did not expect that.” Do dollar signs point to possible Kris Bryant extension? ‘Everybody has money. We’re not stupid’last_img read more

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