RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Here’s all 12:1. Pump up the balls, get them on the pitch, clean them – 30 minutes per day for one week2. Train one of the academy teams on an otherwise free day – four hours3. Stadium tour guide – one hour4. Get lucky: No punishment5. Mow and take care of the training pitch – four to six hours within a training week6. Wear a pink ‘princess’ jersey or ballerina tutu for training – 90 minutes7. Mix drinks ahead of training, fill bottles with water – 20 minutes per day for one week8. Work as an assistant in the club shop for three hours9. Serve food in the team cafeteria, clean the tables – 30 minutes per day10. Work as kit assistant, take care of dirty shirts, help with cleaning boots – 30 minutes per day11. Help load the team bus with crates and bags on day of away matches -around an hour and a half12. Purchase small gifts for all of Leipzig’s 60 members of staff Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact smart causal MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has created a brilliantly inventive alternative to fines when it comes to punishing players.Rangnick, who is in his final season in charge before Julian Nagelsmann takes over, uses a hilarious ‘wheel of fortune’ to decide the consequences of ill-discipline. 1 RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has introduced a ‘wheel of fortune’ for badly behaved players, with punishments including…🎁 Buy gifts for all 60 club staff members👕 Clean the dirty kits👯 Dress like a ballerina🏪 Work in the club shop🏟️ Be a stadium tour guide pic.twitter.com/uKBeOZ89nd— JAFA ⚽️📲 (@jafa) September 13, 2018It is his view that a professional footballer’s time is more valuable than their money, so fines were not working as a strong enough deterrent.The wheel concept is pretty straightforward: spin the wheel and face your forfeit.Punishments include: wearing a pink tutu, becoming a stadium guide, cleaning dirty kits and working in the club shop.There is a get out of jail free option if you land on number four, but the remaining eleven punishments all contain something outrageous. possible standings LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
Of course, if the Astros lose three times in the next four games, Saturday could be Clemens’ final appearance in the majors – but he doesn’t want to think about all that yet. “I’ve been trying to shut it down for two years and I still can’t answer that now,” Clemens said. “I’m glad I left that percentage point open.” Finding a way to beat Clemens is tough enough with a healthy lineup, and the Cardinals are banged-up going into Game 3. Left fielder Reggie Sanders’ neck was still bothering him after an awkward fall on the warning track during St. Louis’ 4-1 loss at home in Game 2 on Thursday night, and right fielder Larry Walker also has a sore neck. Sanders and Walker each said they would play today. “This is crunch time, so I’ll definitely be out there,” Sanders said, adding that his teammates are not awed by Clemens. “No mystique there. I think it’s more just about him knowing himself and knowing what he’s capable of doing and hitting his spots.” The Astros will probably close the roof at Minute Maid Park, making the sellout crowd even louder. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was an astounding performance for a 43-year-old power pitcher on two days of rest, yet another unforgettable moment to add to his ever-growing legend. But Clemens is much more comfortable on the mound when he starts, and that’s what he’ll do today in Game 3 of the best-of-seven NLCS against St. Louis. With the series tied 1-1, right-hander Matt Morris is scheduled to pitch for the Cardinals. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I hope my energy level will be high. If not, I’ll try and find other ways as far as drawing off the crowd or certain situations, trying to get my energy where it needs to be,” Clemens said. The Rocket is remarkable, but he must be tired by now, too. He struggled with a strained hamstring down the stretch and pitched 211 innings this season, leading the major leagues with a 1.87 ERA. He’s put off retirement twice and already has just about everything a pitcher could hope for: a record seven Cy Young Awards, 341 wins, two World Series rings and a sure ticket to the Hall of Fame. Yet there’s one more thing Clemens would love to do – lead his hometown team to its first World Series, bringing Astros mainstays Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell along with him. “Hopefully, we’re moving into reaching for higher places,” Clemens said. “The opportunity is there. You know, we see it and hear it and it might not come around again and we might not have that opportunity. We know that there are a handful of us that are a little bit older on this club and might not get that chance, so in that sense there is an urgency.” HOUSTON – When last seen, Roger Clemens was riding in out of the bullpen for his first relief appearance in 21 years and rescuing the Astros in the longest postseason game ever played. The final Houston pitcher available, he threw three shutout innings and struck out four of his 11 batters to earn the victory as the Astros beat Atlanta 7-6 in 18 innings Sunday to advance to the NL championship series.