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Has Michael Phelps spoken to Ryan Lochte following the Rio robbery scandal?

Article written by : Heartland Football : News & Articles about Football ( Soccer )

The star swimmer Michael Phelps has spoken about Ryan Lochte’s involvement in the Rio robbery scandal, but has not spoken to Lochte directly.

He said that he thinks that the controversy will work itself out, because “good people taking care of it, so hopefully.”

Phelps arrived back in the US days after three other Team USA swimmers became the focus of the alleged robbery.

Phelps was met by reporters at Starbucks, when he addressed the news. Onlookers said that although the team has had to deal with a rough couple of days,  Phelps seemed relaxed during outing. He made sure he stopped to greet and thank fans, who congratulated him on his performance.

The Brazilian police said that both Congar and Bentz had been detained prior to leaving Rio. They were then questioned and they came forward and told authorities that the robbery was “fabricated.”

The police said that Lochte and his fellow swimmers, had stopped at a gas station to use the restroom. They had then noticed that the restroom was locked and had started breaking it down, when a security guard had approached them. They had paid the gas station manager approximately $50 for damages.

Lochte issued a statement regarding the controversy by saying “I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend—for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics,”

Jurgen Klopp talks about spending £100m on a player

Article written by : Biking Circle 

dentsport july 2016The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that he was alarmed by clubs that sign on players for large sums of money.

He said that he was not sure if any new faces were being signed on this season, however he is ready to kick off the season with the players on hand.

“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” he said.

There is a history of expensive players signed on to clubs who spend most of their times in the treatment room. Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is a recent example. Although a lot of it can be put down to bad luck, every time he can’t play it is a massive loss to the club in terms of return on its investment. Even more so when the missed games are must wins.

He wants to do it differently. He even says that should he be given the option of spending that kind of money, that he would approach it differently. The primary focus behind it is to build a team like Barcelona did that can win titles and championships.

“Other clubs can go out and spend more money and collect top players. I want to do it differently. I would even do it differently if I could spend that money.

It is unclear exactly what he means but he wants to avoid picking from the same pool of players as everyone else.