League tar­gets abu­sive Real Madrid fans

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dif­fer­ent re­lease pat­tern,” the for­mer world num­ber one said of what he called his “old/new” swing.

“Whether it’s the putting stroke or your driver, they’re just mini swings. So it has to be the same pat­tern.

“All it is, is prac­tice. I just need to work.”

Stricker said he be­lieved the prob­lems can be fixed.

“Ob­vi­ously his short game, his chip­ping and putting, is not up to snuff with what he’s ex­pect­ing out of him­self or an any- body else for that mat­ter.

“He’s al­ways been one that his long swing gets into his putting and his short game. It’s what he does.

“So he’s fight­ing some of those things in his chip­ping tech­nique that he’s try­ing to do in his big swing. But he’ll be fine.”

The most im­por­tant as­pect to Woods was his phys­i­cal con­di­tion.

“To come out here and not play in any kind of pain is great progress,” he said.

That is a cru­cial com­po­nent

Reuters MADRID — Spain’s pro­fes­sional league (LFP) has moved to show it is se­ri­ous about tack­ling vi­o­lence and abuse by vow­ing to re­port Real Madrid fans who sang in­sult­ing chants about Barcelona for­ward Lionel Messi and the Cata­lan club.

The ref­eree did not men­tion the chants in his re­port on Real’s La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo on Satur­day but Javier Te­bas, the LFP pres­i­dent, said the LFP would re­fer the fans to the Span­ish fed­er­a­tion’s (RFEF) com­pe­ti­tion com­mit­tee.

Clubs, the foot­ball au­thor­i­ties and the gov­ern­ment have pledged to crack down on vi­o­lent and abu­sive fans known as “ul­tras” after a De­portivo La Coruna sup­porter was killed in ap­par­ently or­gan­ised fight­ing near Atletico Madrid’s sta­dium late last month.

“Our qual­i­ta­tive step for­ward or new com­mit­ment is that if the ref­eree does not hear it we will draw at­ten­tion to it,” Te­bas told Span­ish ra­dio sta­tion Cadena Ser.

“There were in­sults and un­ac­cept­able chants at the Bern­abeu, so I gave the or­der to re­port them,” he added.

Real, who along with Barca and Es­panyol are one of few clubs who have tried to ban­ish ul­tras from their sta­dium, could not im­me­di­ately be reached for com­ment.

The Euro­pean cham­pi­ons had iden­ti­fied 17 fans who took part in the abu­sive chant­ing and they had been banned for life, lo­cal me­dia re­ported.

Te­bas ad­mit­ted that more should have been done sooner to ban­ish ul­tras from stadi- ums and their sur­round­ings.

“I made a mis­take in not see­ing this as a prob­lem in foot­ball and I won’t make it again,” he told Cadena Ser.

“We have fat­tened up a mon­ster which must be ban­ished. We have taken this decision and we will con­tinue down the same path.” — Reuters MADRID — David Moyes (pic­tured) con­ceded his first de­feat as Real So­ciedad coach was thor­oughly de­served as Vil­lar­real ran out 4-0 win­ners - and ad­mit­ted the re­sult could have been even worse.

For­mer Manch­ester United boss Moyes had seen So­ciedad pick up four points from his open­ing two Primera Di­vi­sion games in the hot­seat while draw­ing with Real Oviedo in the Copa del Rey last 32 first leg.

The Basque side had also not con­ceded a goal dur­ing that three-match un­beaten run, but both those records came to an em­phatic end at El Madri­gal on Sun­day as Vil­lar­real scored four times in the fi­nal 27 min­utes through Bruno So­ri­ano, De­nis Ch­ery­shev and a Moi Gomez dou­ble.

Moyes had few com­plaints about the re­sult, say­ing in his press con­fer­ence: “It could have been more; we could have lost more goals. We made some ter­ri­ble mis­takes, de­fen­sively bad mis­takes, es­pe­cially with the third and fourth goals.

“I don’t think the first goal was a free­kick, I think it was the wrong decision to give the free-kick, but the best team won.

“In the first 20 min­utes of the game we had some op­por­tu­ni­ties, but not enough tonight. We knew we were com­ing to a dif­fi­cult ground and we wanted to be hard to beat, and for 50-60 min­utes we were, but in the end (it was) not good enough.”

Moyes, whose side have slipped to 14th in the Primera Di­vi­sion, had noth­ing to chas­tise his play­ers about with re­gards their at­ti­tude, but says they need to do much bet­ter with the ball. — sport­inglife.com

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