Kierra Jordan Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kierra Jordan, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Center – Jackson, Miss.Jordan registered back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 54.2 percent in a pair of wins to open league play. She notched a season-high 13 rebounds in a 58-50 win at A&M-Corpus Christi, followed by a season-high 20 points in the 63-47 victory over Southeastern Louisiana. The Sugar Bears (9-4, 2-0 SLC) got off to a perfect start in conference player last week with wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7-6, 0-2 SLC) and Southeastern Louisiana (1-12, 0-2 SLC). They return to action tomorrow, hosting Sam Houston State (3-7, 0-1 SLC) at 7 p.m. CT. UCA faces Lamar at home Saturday at 1 p.m. to cap week nine. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week Nine Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Senior center Kierra Jordan of Central Arkansas is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.center_img This marks the third time this season that Central Arkansas has garnered weekly honors after fellow Sugar Bear Taylor Baudoin collected the award in week five and week seven. Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barros, Nicholls; Bre’Ashlee Jones, McNeese; Randi Brown, New Orleans.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

first_img$564,116 Money Won 33% $274,526 7 3 PINCAY RECALLS SKYWALKER’S WIN IN 1986 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSICIt’s often said that pace makes the race, but in the 1986 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, legendary Hall of Famer Laffit Pincay, Jr., aboard the Michael Whittingham-trained Skywalker, ignored the clock and made the critical decision that resulted in a stirring 1 ¼ length win over 8-5 favorite Turkoman, ridden by Pat Day.With the Jack Van Berg-trained Herat carving out fast early fractions (22.60, 46 flat and 1:10.20) with Jerry Bailey up, Pincay and Skywalker were just a half-length off the lead at the half mile pole, with the late running Turkoman seemingly in the garden spot while eighth in a field of 11 in the first Classic ever run at Santa Anita.“I’ll tell you what really helped me win that race,” said Pincay. “The day of the race the trainer, Mike Whittingham, told me, ‘Listen, when this horse wants to run, if you’re close to the pace and he wants to run, don’t hold him. If he decides to run, don’t hold him, you just go with him,’ and that helped me a lot, believe me.“My horse, he was tough, he just kept on going. The Classic that year was a tough race, a very tough race, but I always thought I had a chance. Precisionist and Turkoman were in there and they were top horses. My horse was well bred and you know, with some horses, you don’t think you have a chance today, but with Skywalker, I really thought I could win. Late in the race, those other horses were flying at him, but Skywalker was so tough, he just kept trying.”Pincay, who at age 39 had already been leading rider in America by money-won seven times, had won five Eclipse Awards as Champion Jockey and had been a member of the Hall of Fame for 11 years, was nonetheless ecstatic at winning his first (and what turned out to be only) Breeders’ Cup Classic.“The Classic is a race that every jockey wants to win,” he said. “There’s so much prestige and it was especially nice because the owners (Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Tatham who raced as Oak Cliff Stable and were also the breeders of the legendary Sunday Silence) were really, really close friends. They were such good people and they used to take my son (Laffit III) all over. They took him everywhere and he had such a good time with them.  Winning the Classic for them was the icing on the cake. They meant so much to me at that time in my life.”Off at 10-1, Skywalker, who was foaled in Kentucky on March 4, 1982, got the interior mile in 1:34.60 and the mile and one quarter in 2:00.40, paid $22.20 to win. With $3 million in purse money up for grabs, he collected a winner’s check of $1,350,000.Additionally, Pincay noted that in his view, the primary reason he initially ended up on the dark bay or brown colt by Relaunch out of the Boldnesian mare Bold Captive, was that he had beaten Skywalker in the 1985 San Felipe Handicap (Grade II) at Santa Anita.“I remember they flew Pat Day in to ride Skywalker in the San Felipe (March 17, 1985) and I was on a horse (Image of Greatness, owned by George Steinbrenner) for Wayne Lukas that I really didn’t think had much of a chance,” he said. “We beat Skywalker by a nose and because of that, I got the mount for the Santa Anita Derby (which Skywalker won by a nose).”With this year’s Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic set for Nov. 2, it will mark the 10th time America’s most prestigious race for three year olds and up will be run at The Great Race Place. Needless to say, expectations are again running very, very high.So, does the legendary Pincay, once affectionately known as “The Pirate,” believe Skywalker could’ve beaten the world’s best in 2019?“Definitely. All you have to do is let him go.”      FINISH LINES: Congratulations to Russ Childs on his first-ever victory at Santa Anita Saturday. A trainer since he was 19, Childs, now 50, operates out of Los Alamitos but was saddling only his third starter at The Great Race Place when he sent out Navy Queen, a two-year-old California-bred daughter of Midshipman owned and bred by Regan Wright and Don Gibb, to capture the fourth race by 2 ½ lengths under Evin Roman at a $13 win mutuel. “This is the best experience I ever had,” Childs said. “I’ve raced and won at the California fairs, but my goal was always to win a race at Santa Anita.” Mission accomplished . . . With four wins yesterday, including the late double on two first-time starters, Flavien Prat moved into second place in the jockey standings, three behind leader Abel Cedillo (15-12). Among trainers, Doug O’Neill holds a comfortable 17-10 lead over Phil D’Amato, with Bob Baffert third thanks to seven victories. D’Amato leads in purse earnings with $781,204 to O’Neill’s $684,742 . . . Through 14 racing days, favorites are faring well at the Autumn Meet, winning 41.03 per cent overall, 42.65 percent on the main track (29 of 68) and 38.78 percent on turf (19 of 49). Winning odds-on favorites have won 53.33 percent of the time (16 of 30) . . . Aaron Gryder has been suspended four days (Oct. 26, 27, 31 and Nov. 1) for causing interference on Fun Coupons in Saturday’s fourth race . . . Fans can support a worthwhile cause during Bash at the Breeders’ Cup, a fundraiser for Thoroughbred aftercare on Friday, Nov. 1. Join Breeders’ Cup at The Langham in Pasadena for one of a kind memorabilia. All proceeds benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America. For tickets, please visit breederscup.com . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday with free General Admission and parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Live racing resumes Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. . . . Today’s sixth race has a sporty motif. Among the two-year-old maidens entered are Goalie (hockey), Much More Halo (California Angels), Rookie Mistake (any athletic endeavor) and Fantasy Game (ditto). LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 20th, 2019FEATURES:Candid Conversation With Hall of Famer Mike Smith: Part 1 – The BeginningCandid Conversation With Hall of Famer Mike Smith: Part 2Breeders’ Cup Memories: Skywalker and Laffit Pincay Jr. Upset the 1986 ClassicBreeders’ Cup Memories: Goldencents Sizzles His Way to His First of Two Dirt Mile WinsBreeders’ Cup Memories: Lady’s Secret Wins the 1986 Breeders’ Cup DistaffBreeders’ Cup Memories: Zenyatta Blows Away Her Competition in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup DistaffWORK OUTS:Paradise Woods (Breeders’ Cup Distaff) (Sherriffs) 10-20-19Secret Spice (Outside) (Breeders’ Cup Distaff) and Taishan (Baltas) 10-20-19Higher Power (Outside) (Breeders’ Cup Classic) and Foxtail (Sadler) 10-19-19Ollie’s Candy (Breeders’ Cup Distaff)  (Sadler) 10-19-19Stubbins (Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint) (O’Neill) 10-19-19Shancelot (Breeders’ Cup Sprint) (Navarro) 10-19-19Bolo (Inside) and Smokey Image (Breeders’ Cup Mile) (Gaines) 10-19-19 46% Mark Glatt29 46% 5 4 $584,738 Win% 2 56% 14 4 $220,035 23% 8% 11% Money Won 1 24% $270,294 4 3 69% 6 15% 2 3 17 6 $950,312 1 8 $240,633 10% TRAINER CHILDS WINS HIS FIRST RACE AT SANTA ANITA Aaron Gryder19 Mike Smith24 3 4 17% 1st 5 Craig Anthony Lewis13 2 5 $143,526 6 Simon Callaghan14 Mario Gutierrez22 4 $173,892 2nd Philip D’Amato39 21% 59% 41% Abel Cedillo83 $304,992 11 $292,627 48% 4 60% 13% 18% $227,262 30% 4 3 9 20% 14% 4 Richard Baltas36 10 3 44% FULL FIELD LOOMS FOR THE  AUTUMN MISS STAKES 2 3 4 2 3 2 17% $349,499 7 $92,743 11 $413,000 Rafael Bejarano46 57% 2nd 18% 12 3 5 45% 8% 8 3rd 28% 9 6 $365,782 6 $754,245 Tyler Baze23 Jeff Mullins24 0 $643,993 3 Jorge Velez65 PINCAY RECALLS SKYWALKER’S BC CLASSIC TRIUMPHcenter_img 3 29% 3 3 5 13% 39% 10 ITM% Flavien Prat51 33% 48% 48% 6 $107,923 TrainerSts 1st John Shirreffs10 3 Win% $205,842 2 47% 33% Hector Palma17 14% 3 3 Ruben Fuentes52 50% 16% SAEZ ON SELCOURT, CATALINA CRUISER GOES IN SPRINTBreaking Breeders’ Cup news from the John Sadler barn on a glorious Sunday morning at Santa Anita had Luis Saez named to ride Selcourt in the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs and Catalina Cruiser running in the $2 million Sprint as opposed to the $1 million Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile, both races on Nov. 2.Sadler supervised the penultimate Breeders’ Cup workouts yesterday for Higher Power ($6 million Classic), Ollie’s Candy ($2 million Longines Distaff), Catalina Cruiser and Selcourt.“All of them went super,” Sadler said this morning. “The whole group is very consistent.”Sadler seeks his second straight win in the Classic. He won it last year with Accelerate.In other Breeders’ Cup news:Dirt Mile contender Omaha Beach galloped a mile and a half this morning and will have his final breeze for the race “Wednesday or Thursday,” trainer Richard Mandella said.Trainer Steve Asmussen has Distaff favorite Midnight Bisou set to work at 6:30 Monday morning under regular rider Mike Smith.Distaff contender Paradise Woods worked “very good” this morning for John Shirreffs, going six furlongs in 1:13.60 with Abel Cedillo in the irons. The Zenyatta Stakes winner will have her final breeze for the race next Sunday.Wicked Whisper, a leading contender for the $2 million Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1, worked five furlongs in company this morning with Shoplifted for Steve Asmussen, each getting a clocking of 1:03.60.Bolo, who disappointed in the Oct. 5 City of Hope Mile, finishing 10th of 11 breaking from the extreme outside post, remains on course for the $2 million TVG Mile on grass, having already earned a fees-paid berth by winning the Shoemaker Mile in May.“He’s sound and he’s healthy, so we plan to run,” trainer Carla Gaines said.Catapult, an outsider for the Mile, worked four furlongs this morning for Sadler in 48.60 with assistant trainer Juan Leyva aboard.Mark Glatt has Turf Sprint favorite Eddie Haskell on course for the $1 million dash at five furlongs Nov. 2. “We were pleased with his work (49.60 yesterday) and we’re on schedule. He’ll have one more blowout before the race.” (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 19) Evin Roman34 3 53% $184,186 21% 3 3rd 17% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 14% 10% 9 9 7 4 Peter Miller27 6 John Sadler35 22% 8 7 YAKTEEN HAS MUCHO UNUSUAL IN DESIRED SPOT     Tim Yakteen hopes Mucho Unusual returns to her best form in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.The consistent bay miss had never been worse than fourth in seven career starts until finishing seventh in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks last out on Aug. 17.     “We won the (Grade II) San Clemente with her (July 20), then she ran sort of a flat race in the Del Mar Oaks (seventh by 4 ¼ lengths in a four-wide trip),” Yakteen said. “The Autumn Miss is the next logical spot; it’s one of the last three-year-old filly stakes of the year.“She’s training great (five furlongs Saturday in 1:01.60) and that’s where we want to be right now.” Mucho Unusual, a bay daughter of Mucho Macho Man owned and bred by George Krikorian, will have a new rider in the Autumn Miss in Victor Espinoza.The race closed with 22 nominations, the majority of which are likely to enter. They include Alittlelesstalk, Apache Princess, Free My Soul, Giza Goddess, Great Sister Diane, Hidden Message, Holly Hundy, Keeper Of the Stars, K P Slickem, Mucho Unusual, Rayana, Raymonds Secret, Shanghai Rain, Solent, Strike At Dawn and Vibrance.Whew! 49% Drayden Van Dyke41 21% $781,204 2 $102,554 54% 7 5 4 3 43% 1 Tiago Pereira40 43% 7 $218,451 10% 2 4 5 $684,742 13% 9 10 J. Keith Desormeaux14 6 SAEZ ON SELCOURT IN BREEDERS’ CUP F&M SPRINT Martin Garcia39 Doug O’Neill59 38% J.C. Diaz, Jr.39 3 JockeyMts 5 55% $360,424 Edwin Maldonado28 29% Richard Mandella22 Bob Baffert24 10 57% 21% 32% $162,157 2 3 42% 4 26% $217,682 15 2 10 43% ITM% 1 3 Geovanni Franco40 $168,540 1 Eswan Flores23 $93,735 $110,555last_img read more

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Mourinho is the daddy for Alli as double has Spurs ace back in England frame

first_imgNEVER mind jibes about his brother, Dele Alli showed once again under Jose Mourinho he is the daddy.Tottenham’s rejuvenated ace scored two goals and set up the other in their 3-2 win over Bournemouth to continue his revival under his new gaffer.3 Creative midfield star Dele Alli has got a spring in his step again – since Jose Mourinho took over at TottenhamCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Dele Alli clips the ball home, on his way to a double and three goals overall in the past three gamesCredit: Alamy Live News3 Dele Alli and Son-Heung-min were pivotal in a third straight victory for Spurs under Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Special One said on the Friday Spurs’ new stadium is the best he has ever seen – and he has seen a fair few.But surely the most impressive piece of regeneration in N17 has been Alli.The midfielder was out of form, out of the England squad and quite frankly, running out of ideas when Mourinho arrived as Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement 10 days ago.Jose had a dig at his poor displays by asking him: “Are you Dele Alli or Dele Alli’s brother?”In all honesty, his form had been so poor he could have been mistaken for his maiden aunt.But Mourinho’s methods and mind-games with Alli have worked wonders and the 23-year-old is looking again like that hot talent who was twice crowned Young Player of the Year and tipped as a future England legend.OUTSTANDING DISPLAYHe followed up his much improved performances in last week’s 3-2 win at West Ham and Tuesday’s 4-2 Champions League triumph at home to Olympiakos, with an outstanding display against the Cherries.If he continues like this he will surely be recalled to Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions next squad in March.Mourinho has got him playing an attacking midfielder again and Alli has responded with three goals in his last two matches.The star who looked leggy and disinterested a few weeks ago, now has a new lease of life – and you have to credit Mourinho.£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe manager raised eyebrows when he insisted Tottenham’s squad did not need improving.Well, he might just be right if he can keep getting a tune out of Alli like this.It makes you wonder what the hell was Pochettino doing?Mourinho leaves son hanging over handshake in hilarious video from Spurs’ win over Olympiakos after he high-fived ballboylast_img read more

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Mourinho’s men crash out of Europe after Lloris errors cost visitors

first_imgTHE only consolation is this was probably irrelevant — as the Champions League is likely to be halted by the coronavirus anyway.And that is pretty much where Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are right now. Being consoled by a global health crisis.8 RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer wheels away in joy after netting twice in the first half en route to a decisive 3-0 victoryCredit: AFP or licensors8 Hugo Lloris looks on despairingly as he conceded a second poor goal on the night in GermanyCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Emil Forsberg is the centre of attention after completing the rout for Leipzig with his first touch as substituteCredit: AP:Associated PressThis was humiliating for Mourinho and his ragged team, who were given a bloody goring by Red Bull Leipzig.It is five defeats and a draw from six matches for Spurs now and their season will be effectively over if they are defeated by in-form Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday.Although the Premier League season may go down the gurgler, too.Feeling consoled, Spurs fans?Mourinho will use Tottenham’s injury list, and especially their lack of striking options, as an excuse but he got it badly wrong here.Butter-fingered Hugo Lloris should have stopped both of Marcel Sabitzer’s first-half goals but the Frenchman could hardly have been inspired by a shambolic defence, guilty of frequent errors.Spurs lacked a coherent game-plan, possessing neither the purpose nor the wit to even make a game of it.Mourinho was the future once. Now Red Bull’s 32-year-old head coach Julian Nagelsmann is the coming man.Spurs had overturned this same first-leg deficit, without Harry Kane, in last season’s semi-final against Ajax but as Mourinho had pointed out, he has no Fernando Llorente, no recognised centre-forward, to pump it long to.He had hardly been brimming with optimism about his team’s chances and those who had followed Spurs to Germany travelled in hope rather than expectation.8 Beleaguered boss Jose Mourinho bawls out instructions as Tottenham struggle to battle their way back into the tie at RB LeipzigCredit: AFP or licensors8 Austria star Marcel Sabitzer puts RB Leipzig in front on his way to a double in the first 21 minutesCredit: Getty Images – GettyAsked whether he would follow the ancient Spurs motto ‘To dare is to do’, Mourinho had said that he would, yet he sounded unconvincing and sent out a back five.Spurs hit the ground shambling and were behind in ten minutes.Timo Werner had a shot blocked by Eric Dier then turned the rebound back to Sabitzer, the midfielder scuffing his shot but Hugo Lloris unable to stop it despite getting his right hand to the ball.It was not the Frenchman’s finest moment, though he may have been deceived by the low quality of the strike.Nagelsmann’s side were zipping it around nicely, Spurs chasing shadows.Dier and Tanganga got into an almighty tangle, leaving the ball for each other and almost letting in Werner before Dier got a challenge in.It took 17 minutes for Mourinho’s men to launch a meaningful attack, Giovani Lo Celso bursting forwards and feeding Serge Aurier, who drilled in a low cross from which Dayot Upamecano almost turned the ball into his ownnet.From the resulting corner, though, Leipzig broke and Werner tapped home an Angelino centre before he was denied by an offside flag.But it did not take long for Manchester City loanee Angelino to produce a cross which told. He profited from Aurier failing to make a clearing header, darted down the left and clipped one in for Sabitzer at the near post.The Austrian’s header was a fine one but again Lloris got his right glove to it but failed to keep it out.The Spurs skipper has become far too prone to these mistakes in recent times but a keeper’s gaffes are always highlighted.8 France keeper Hugo Lloris fails to keep out a second goal for Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer as Spurs crashed outCredit: Rex Featuresmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesSpurs were making similar individual errors across the pitch and being completely overrun by the bright, bullish German outfit — who were showboating and embarrassing their visitors well before half-time.Spurs had gone two-down, and three-down on aggregate, in Amsterdam but this is no longer the aggressive, proactive Spurs of Mauricio Pochettino.Harry Winks was having a particularly poor night, Ryan Sessegnon struggled in his defensive duties and the front three of Lucas Mora, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela were seeing little of the ball.Lo Celso, a rare bright spark as he has often been in recent weeks, finally put Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi to work just before half-time when he swivelled and shot low, forcing a sprawling save.But Tottenham’s first-half display was summed up by Dier cannoning a clearance off Tanganga to Patrick Schick, Lloris scrambling to save.Mourinho sent his men out early for the second half — fleas in ears, rockets up backsides.Yet there was little sign of a resurgence, only a long break in play when Nordi Mukiele was carted off on a stretcher having seemingly been knocked out by a ball to the face.8 Marcel Sabitzer leaves Spurs hopes on the slide by striking on 10 and 21 minutesCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Jose Mourinho does the elbow bump with Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann before the game due to coronavirusCredit: AFP or licensorsTottenham’s misery was compounded in the 88th minute when Emil Forsberg — who had been on as a sub for just seconds — stabbed home after Dier failed to cut out an Angelino cross and Sessegnon missed a tackle.Leipzig progress to the quarter-finals. If indeed there are any quarter-finals.Spurs are heading towards a period of self-isolation from European football. They may be gone for some time.Harry Kane spotted in Tottenham training for first time since hamstring injury in huge England Euro 2020 boostlast_img read more

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Mourinho lays into Tanguy Ndombele after hauling him off at half-time

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO slammed Tanguy Ndombele after Spurs’ record buy was hauled off at half-time.Mourinho was so enraged by the Frenchman’s display that he hooked him with Burnley in front — after Tottenham’s midfield had been totally over-run.2 Tanguy Ndombele was completely overrun in midfield by BurnleyCredit: Alamy Live NewsAnd even though Dele Alli’s spot-kick ended a run of four losses, the Spurs boss was more concerned with the dismal display from Ndombele.The 23-year-old was signed last summer for £55million rising to £65m.And Mourinho said: “There are many fantastic players that struggle in their first season in new countries, but he has had enough time.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on Spurs“A player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us.“I cannot keep giving him opportunities because the team is more important than the players.”Mourinho praised Eric Dier, especially as Burnley supporters gave him stick following his incredible row with a Spurs fan after their midweek FA Cup exit.LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi saga2 Jose Mourinho said the £55million midfielder has to show moreCredit: AFP or licensorsJose Mourinho refuses to watch penalty shootout as Tottenham lose to NorwichMourinho said: “He was really solid again and he was in emotional control.”Sean Dyche reckoned his side should have had a penalty when Davinson Sanchez clashed with goalscorer Chris Wood.The Burnley boss said: “The lad clearly comes through the back of him.”last_img read more

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Meninga set to throw a cat amongst the pigeons

first_imgAccording to News Corp, Meninga is set to name Matt Moylan, Jake Trbojevic, Jake Friend, Justin O’Neill and James Maloney to make their international debuts against Scotland next weekend. The Aussie coach is keen to give his entire 24-man squad a run before the pointy end of the tournament, given the Kangaroos’ one-off Test against the Kiwis last weekend. Aaron Woods and Josh Mansour are also expected to take their places in the side following their respective weddings last weekend. Meninga is trialling the players against the weakest side in the tournament in order to gain a better idea of who he thinks is in the best 17 before they come up against New Zealand and England. “I’ve always said I will give all our players an opportunity to play,” Meninga said via News Corp. “We played what I thought was our Test team against New Zealand so all the other players will get an opportunity against Scotland for sure. “I’m looking forward to all of them and putting a bit of internal pressure on players. That’s a good, healthy thing.”last_img read more

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James leading on and off field

first_imgThe 25-year-old will formally receive is Bachelor of Business from Griffith Business School at a graduation ceremony at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre last Saturday.”To get there in the end, with a lot of help behind the scenes, means the world to me,” he said.”I’ve got further goals and I want to do bigger things. Knowing I’ve finally got through this and that I can do it, I’ll be able to accomplish more.”Ryan is now considering a prompt return to university to take on a Graduate Diploma of Education with a view to a future teaching role.A key focus for the powerful forward is improving school attendance numbers among Indigenous youth in remote communities. He has been inspired tremendously by the impact of NRL legend Preston Campbell in this respect.”School attendance isn’t great in those remote communities and if we can spread the word out there and make sure they get through their schooling and maybe are trying to get some sort of secondary education it would be good.”I just want to help kids to develop towards secondary education. You need that qualification to go a little bit further in life.”When he started his studies at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus, Ryan immediately had the help of the GUMURRII Student Support Unit.”They told me that 3% of the Indigenous population started university but less than 1% finish. That’s really small numbers when you think about the population of Australia and it would be great to see those numbers increase.”As an elite athlete Ryan also benefited from the backing of the Griffith Sports College from the start of his studies, who collaborated with the Gold Coast Titans to assimilate his study schedule into his football itinerary.After a strong start to his full-time studies, Ryan secured a life-changing first-grade contract with the Titans. “That’s when uni almost had to take a back seat. I had studied, I think, for four years straight, then had a bit of a break and then the Sports College gave me a call and said I had to finish it.”The support has been unrelenting since he reopened the books with the Sports College helping to bring about the flexibility needed to balance assessments and exams with the life of a professional footballer constantly on the move.”No one really sees the hard work that happens behind the scenes but I’d definitely say that without the Sports College I wouldn’t have got my degree.”If I had to hand every assessment in on time, it’d be pretty much near impossible because I’m travelling every second week and if I’m not at university I’m training.”But study definitely helped me play footy. I had one of my best seasons yet. And being able to come onto campus to study and get away from everything also helped too.”He will graduate with a degree in sport management and marketing, a qualification that sets him up for his future on the Gold Coast where he has no plans of leaving.”The major in sports management related back to the football. Having a background in sport made it a little bit easier for me. Marketing was something that captured my eye. It very much integrates with footy now and everything that social media is doing and how you have to market yourself and how you present yourself in the media.Ryan and his wife Ana also welcomed their first child, Carter, into the world during the course of his studies.”Having all these other obstacles in the way and being able to complete a degree, even though it took seven years, it sort of helped me as a person grow. It got to a stage where I wanted to complete it just to know I could do it myself.He joins teammates William Zillman and Anthony Don among the ranks of Titans with degrees.”Footy could last 10 years or it could last a day depending on how lucky you are, so you have to have something else behind you. And I thought getting a degree was definitely going to help that.”last_img read more

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Clinical Storm outclass Panthers

first_imgAspiring premiership contenders Penrith were motivated to earn a landmark victory in Melbourne but the Storm held them scoreless in the second half, continuously repelling the many attacks on their own tryline.Trailing 10-6 at half-time, the visitors spent much of the second half inside the opposition 20-metre zone but could not break the Storm’s league-best defence.Suliasi Vunivalu scored twice for the Storm while Cooper Cronk, Will Chambers and Josh Addo-Carr also grabbed tries, while Te Maire Martin scored the lone four-pointer for Penrith.There was no repeat of last week’s poor first-half showing from the Melbourne Storm, who enjoyed an enormous amount of possession on the Panthers’ tryline in the first 20 minutes. The home side opened the scoring when Will Chambers flicked a one-handed pass for Suliasi Vunivalu to cross in the right corner in the eighth minute.Melbourne extended their lead with a second try down the right side with Chambers this time scoring himself. Chambers capitalised on a swift backline movement through Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith to slip through the Panthers’ defence to go ahead 10-0 after 20 minutes.Despite a ruthless start for Melbourne, Penrith refused to be rattled and hit back 14 minutes before half-time.A relieving penalty helped the Panthers march upfield, with Nathan Cleary setting up his halves-partner Te Maire Martin to crash his way over the try line.The Panthers – growing in confidence – had several opportunities in Melbourne’s half and crossed again but desperate Storm defence prevented Tyronne Peachey from grounding the ball.The Storm quickly extended their 16-6 lead in the first minute of the second half, as Dale Finucane broke the line 40 metres out and offloaded for Cronk to score under the posts.Sloppy errors creeped into the Storm’s second-half effort, and the Panthers were desperate to convert their many second-half opportunities. Melbourne were rewarded for their resilience and patience as they added the penalty goal for a handy 12-point advantage with 20 minutes remaining.In an inspirational second-half defensive effort, the home side sealed the game in the final 10 minutes when speedster Josh Addo-Carr raced away from a scrum for his latest long-range try down the left sideline.Vunivalu’s second-try in the final minute capped a superb win for the Storm, who retained their perfect start before next week’s grand final rematch with the Cronulla Sharks.Melbourne Storm 28 (Vunivalu 2, Chambers, Cronk, Addo-Carr tries; Smith 3 goals) def. Penrith Panthers 6 (Martin try, Cleary goal) at AAMI Park on Saturday night.last_img read more

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Barrett Brothers moved aside at Hurricanes

first_imgPhoto Jordie Barrett All Black first five Beauden Barrett has been moved to fullback so Black can start at first five against the South African side the Cheetahs in Wellington on Saturday.There are four changes to the team that started in the loss to the Crusaders with lock Sam Lousi set to make his starting debut.Wes Goosen replaces Cory Jane on the right wing, and Ben May returns at loose head prop for Chris Eves.Barrett’s move back to fullback gives younger brother Jordie a break having appeared in every match this season and started the past seven.Lousi will make his fourth appearance of the campaign, but just his first start since joining the club from the New South Wales Waratahs this year.He will partner fellow Tongan Vaea Fifita in the second row with Mark Abbott taking a break on the bench after starting the past eight matches.With a tough tour to South Africa and Perth coming up, Boyd said it was important to manage some of his player’s workloads.”We have some guys who have shouldered a particularly big load through the first ten matches, and other guys who, through injury have not had a lot of time.”Boyd said the changes were not an indication of taking the Cheetahs lightly.”The Cheetahs are a particularly dangerous team that can score tries from anywhere and also have a big forward pack up front. We know they will bring a lot to the match.”The Cheetahs have won just two of their eleven matches this season with their wins coming against the Bulls and Sunwolves.last_img read more

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Nominations open tomorrow for women’s 6 Red shoot out

first_imgPort Moresby Billiards and Snooker association president John Chan said the event will start on the 24th of this month and end with the finals four days later on the 28th.He said at least 32 players are expected to take part.”The nomination and registration fee is K100 per player and will close on the 23rd. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis,” said Chan.Chan explained that the 6Red game is a shorter version of the normal snooker game with a few minor changes to the rules.”There will be some trial games held over the next two weeks for any of the women who wish to participate but are not familiar with the rules.“They can enquire at the Q Club and the Den and will be facilitated by our certified referees,” said Chan.He said the 6Red event was an initiative of the Women in Snooker PNG group and was sanctioned by the Port Moresby Billiards and Snooker Association.”The 6Red game is fun and faster and the women must be commended for organising this event,” said Chan.Nomination forms will be available by tomorrow at the four playing venues – Aviat Club, Lamana Q Club, Dragon’s Den and Laguna Hotel.last_img read more

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Mahuru Eagles lead 9s

first_imgIn the matches from the morning, Mahuru Eagles did it easy over the Danava Hawks with a 20-0 win, Kido Lagava drew 18-18 all with the Paramana Marlins, Ril Roadsiders walked over GRH Rubber Roots 28-4 and Lime Beach Stones got the better of Koko Brothers winning 16-8.The matches in the afternoon saw IB Mantas beat Hisiu City 18-4, KHK Nest defeated Kapunarau 14-4, TI Stones left the Bara Dugongs scoreless with a 12-0 scoreline and the Vadavada Goilords came away with an 8-0 win over the Vanagi Blacks.Matches continued up until 8pm with round three to commence today at 9:40am.last_img read more

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Softball gets boost from Lera

first_imgMinister Lera in a small but significant ceremony yesterday officially handed over the equipment to BSF president Anthony Tsora.The equipment comprised of three bags fully-kitted with professional softball sporting gears like gloves, bats, balls, helmets, chest guards and more.Apart from softball, Lera has also assisted other sporting codes and believes that all sporting activities can foster friendship and unity amongst players.He said engaging youths in sports can help minimise social problems and also develop players to become semi and professionals in their respective codes.Minister Lera said as Bougainville is going through its current political destiny toward referendum window of opening, building friendship, unity and engaging youth through sports is important.“Building the right values, attitude and mindset of our people is what Bougainville needs to prepare itself for the referendum,” he said.Lera said he is happy to provide assistance to BSF to help them revive the code and also prepare them for the coming National PNG Games, to be hosted in West New Britain.Bougainville Softball Federation president Tsora thanked the Minister and assured him that his assistance will go a long way in promoting the code in Bougainville.Tsora said the three sets of equipment will have a big impact on the players and technical officials to improve the code.One set of equipment will be used by technical officials for clinic and training programs while the other two sets will be given to softball associations identified by BSF.Tsora said with the professional set of equipment at hand, BSF has already put in place a training program and games competition to kick start the code in the region.Minister for Bougainville Affairs and Regional Member for Bougainville Joe Lera handing over three sets of softball equipment worth K25, 000 to the president of Bougainville Softball Federation, Anthony Tsora, and his technical officials.last_img read more

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Eight national federations complete course

first_imgShe said NF’s who would like to send a representative can contact her on 325-1411 or email [email protected] to register. The course program which is run around the world was held for the first time in the country and in the Pacific according to Course Director, Alurigo Ravusiro.Ravusiro said the MOSO course comes in six modules and what the participants completed was the fifth module with the sixth module on Events to be held in October this year.Participants, mostly executives of national sport federations in the country have taken the first four courses since starting in October 2015.“We are really happy with the program. OSEP started the program back in October 2015 and the participants have attended all the courses and this is the fifth of the six modules.“We have executives from swimming, netball, handball, softball, weightlifting, and powerlifting,” said Ravusiro.Ravusiro said participants are expected to learn from the course and write their strategic plans to manage their federations effectively.“These courses are competency based and whatever the participants plan, they can use with their own experiences to develop their respective federations,” said Ravusiro.Karo Rupa Ikupu, an Executive from Beach Volleyball said the course was very inspiring and informative.“The knowledge imparted to us by the facilitator has been very good.“We have learnt a lot of new things especially managing our federations and on marketing and are privileged to be in this program,” Ikupu said.Ravusiro said invitations were sent out to all Sporting National Federations in the country but only few turned up.She said she expects more people to attend the sixth module on Events in October.“We are extending invitations to all the NFS to attend the sixth module start in October.“NF’s are asked to send a suitable candidate to attend the program,” said Ravusiro.last_img read more

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The morbo is served: Arturo Vidal is already in Barcelona

first_imgIn any case, from the club this maneuver is considered by the Chilean international as a crude strategy to force a way out and press Barcelona to accept the Inter Milan offer. However, in the Catalan entity they still do not throw in the towel with redirecting the situation, since from the technical secretariat one does not want to do without a player with a profile so different from the rest and more now after confirming the transfer of Carles Aleñá to Betis for all that remains of the season.Apart from Vidal, Suárez and Messi, the technician Ernesto Valverde could count on the rest of the available players of the first team, including also to the young forward of the subsidiary, Ansu Fati, who completed the entire session after overcoming a strong bruise on the hip. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 2, 2020 The truth is that Arturo Vidal finally got, although almost unintentionally, to be the center of attention of the first training of 2020, eclipsing even Leo Messi and Luis Suárez, which also joined the dynamics of the group, having enjoyed three more days of vacation than the rest of the staff to be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their families.However, all eyes were focused on Arturo Vidal. The reason is that it was the first time he was seen in Barcelona after learning that he had sued the club for more than two million euros considering that he had not been paid a series of bonuses for games played. It turns out that the club understands that it does not count as a game played if it does not play at least 45 minutes while The player’s lawyers consider that the match has to be counted regardless of the minutes played.center_img The only ones low from the first session of 2020 were Ousmane Dembélé, Arthur Melo and Marc André Ter Stegen. In the case of the German goalkeeper it is confirmed in this way that will be low for the match against Espanyol and that in his substitute will be the Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, who cut three days of his vacation to be in optimal conditions for the derby on Saturday.last_img read more

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How does the new ATP Cup work? The tournament that bids with the Davis Cup for being the Tennis World Cup

first_imgIt’s the reply to the Kosmos tournament and a World Cup substituteThe 24 international locations with the finest no 1 take part in the ATP ratingThree venues, 9 days and with captains apart from Davis (Roig in Spain) If the 2019 tennis closed with the new Davis Cup, the 2020 season kicks off with the ATP Cup. One other tournament for alternatives born from the outdated Workforce World Cup and goals, towards the curiosity of the gamers to go away a single championship , advance to the Kosmos group competitors to be the primary tennis World Cup. In Australia its first version and on exhausting monitor, three cities host from January Three to 12 to 24 international locations.A couple of months after the ITF introduced that its Davis Cup was being managed by the holding firm led by Gerard Piqué, the ATP (employers’ employer) responded by recovering its former World Cup extinct in 2014 by the Hopman Cup, which introduced collectively gamers Female and male. On this approach, the ATP Cup was born, once more solely with males, and supported primarily by the Australian Federation that would additionally host the tournament in its first version with its Perth, Brisbane and Sydney as cities chosen for the group part and the final one additionally for the closing part.In the first place, the large distinction with respect to the ATP tournament between 1978 and 2012 is that of the eight taking part international locations it has been handed to 24 that are categorized in accordance with the rating of their no 1. With the exception of Switzerland, eradicated by the casualties of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, they agglutinate in six teams (of 4 groups every) and of those that rank all the first plus the two finest seconds.As soon as the eight quarterfinals have been decided, the first ATP Cup champion will seem at the Ken Rosewall Enviornment in Sydney from January 9 to 12. All in exhausting monitor, as an alternative of the crushed earth that hosted the World Cup, and as in Davis there three clashes (two singles and one doubles) at better of three units with tie break in the case of 6-6, much less in doubles (which is able to all the time be performed even when a rustic has received the earlier two singles) the place there’s a match tie break (The first one to succeed in ten factors with a bonus of two wins).Already stipulated this, the 24 international locations with the finest no 1 in accordance with the ATP classification have been divided into the six teams themselves as follows:Group A (Brisbane). Serbia, France, South Africa and Chile.Group B (Perth). Spain, Japan, Georgia and Uruguay.Group C (Sydney). Belgium, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Moldova. Group D (Perth). Russia, Italy, United States and Norway.Group E (Sydney). Austria, Croatia, Argentina and Poland.Group F (Brisbane). Germany, Greece, Canada and Australia.As in Davis, the standards to interrupt in case of two international locations with equal qualifiers received will probably be defeated units, then matches and at last video games. Nevertheless, concerning this tournament one other large distinction is in the captains. Right here every no 1 has chosen who instructs them and it may be seen from Marat Safin, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt or Grigor Dimitrov himself, who has pointed to himself, till Francis Roig, ordinary preparer of Nadal and designated by him as chief as an alternative of Sergi Bruguera who raised the sixth ‘salad bowl’.Nevertheless, Roig, making the most of the success in Madrid, has chosen nearly the identical crew as Bruguera and with Nadal at the head, world no 1 is adopted Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Feliciano López and Albert Ramos, the latter being the nice novelty concerning Marcel Granollers who needed to bounce to the Spanish monitor.Lastly, additionally not like the Kosmos tournament, being owned by the ATP and never the ITF this championship sure distributes factors for the rankings (as much as 750 if a participant finally ends up undefeated), though these differ in accordance with the rating of every participant. Additionally in accordance with the place of every participant, totally different financial prizes will probably be given whole loot of 15 million {dollars} (13.four euros).The schedules with Spain, the large mess to observe the video gamesWhen performed in three cities with three totally different time zones, this will probably be the primary mess to be clear at what time every recreation is. Nevertheless, the group has stipulated 10:00 and 17:30 of every web site for the begin of all conferences till the semifinals. There, the schedules will change at 11:00 and 18:30 in Sydney and could have, once more, 18:30 as the time marked for the begin of the grand finale.First is Perth, which is exactly the headquarters for the group of Spain (B) in addition to for D. This metropolis has a time zone of GMT + 8, so the conferences of the Tomorrow’s shift will start at 3:00 Spanish daybreak and afternoon at 10:30. Towards Georgia and Uruguay (Saturday four and Monday 6), Roig will play in the second flip, whereas the final match, towards Japan (Wednesday 8), will probably be in the first and due to this fact harder to see reside (all by RTVE).The second seat is Brisbane, the place teams A and F. will play. With a GMT + 10 time zone, tomorrow’s flip will coincide with the 1:00 Spanish and the afternoon with 8:30.Lastly, it’s Sydney the place are the C and E. Their time zone is GMT + 11 and due to this fact the first group and eighth part clashes will probably be at 00:00 from Spain and the seconds at 7:30. By additionally internet hosting the semifinals, these will probably be at the 1:00 and to the 8:30, whereas the closing will begin at 8:30 from Sunday, January 12.That is how this ATP Cup, the successor of the World Cup, kicks off to 2020 and can rival, for now, the Davis Cup for being the benchmark of the tournaments for alternatives. 24 groups, three cities and 9 days of tennis with out main absences (besides the Swiss), to designate a primary champion that Spain chooses as a favourite for its newest success in 2019.center_img Picture: Gettylast_img read more

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Varane: “It was a fight and the team responded very well”

first_img“On a very happy personal level, very satisfied with the game. We have not conceded goals and I have been able to be decisive for the team. I am very happy. But above all, I loved the work of my teammates. This is a very difficult field and we fight and fight to take the three points. “How was the second goal? How do you finish a center like this? What is the most important to decide the moment of the jump?“First is the clearing in motion within the area and then the ‘timing’ to score the goal. The center is also great and I am very happy, very happy.”How would you define at the team level the match you have made today?“It was a fight where the team responded very well. Today was a day to fight and fight. And that’s what we did. We don’t score goals back, but it’s also everyone’s job when we’re together like this and we fight. Let’s go for everything. Very satisfied with the attitude of the team. The third goal is a counterattack. When we are solid back then we have to help to hurt the opponent. “How do you cope with what you have ahead of you, with the first title of the season in sight this week? With what feelings do you leave the game on a personal level? Getafe chances in the first part“He has kept us in the Courtois game and the ball stopped with Varane has given us a lot today.”Courtois“I think nobody doubted his potential. He is a great goalkeeper and as he was demonstrating he will give us points.”Without bouquets“It’s something atypical. The captain is always there, but we have a very large squad. In Madrid there are the best and anyone who comes out proves it”How they face the Super Cup“With great enthusiasm and already facing the match of day 8 against Valencia, which is going to make things very difficult for us and we go to Jeddah for the title.”center_img “Very well. We are confident. We are satisfied with the result. We started the year well and we hope to continue like this. We will do our best to win the first title of the year and fight as usual until the end of the season.”Dani Carvajal he was the Real Madrid player in charge of appearing in the flash interview for television after the game against Getafe in the Coliseum.Sensations with victory“It was important, we came with good feelings but we had only added 3 points out of 9 in the last matches and if we want the title we must add 3 in 3. Today we had to wear the work suit.”last_img read more

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Reinier, to AS: “I am Real Madrid from the Galactic”

first_imgIn March 2018 he was at the Bernabéu. Did you think then that one day you would sign for Real Madrid?The dream of any child is to play in a giant like Madrid. When I visited the Bernabéu I did not imagine that so many things would happen in my life and that I would have the opportunity to make my dream come true.How did you hear about Madrid’s interest?I was at the Club World Cup when I began to find out what was happening. My family and my agent went to visit the hotel and told me. I was surprised and I was very happy at the same time.In Spain it was news that he began to follow Madrid and several players on Instagram. Did you want to have that wink because you already knew you would sign up? 19 Reinier Jesus (18 years old) He has fulfilled his dream, becoming a Real Madrid player. He talks about it in this Interview with ACE In janeiro river in which he surrenders to Zidane, Raúl or Benzema. And it ends with a nod to Real Madrid: “Hala Madrid and nothing else!” center_img One thing is not related to the other. I have always followed several players from various teams. And I’ve always followed Madrid and the cracks that play there.As a child he was from Madrid. Why?Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world and has always had great squads. Since I was a child my father always encouraged me to watch Real’s matches. I am a Real Madrid player since the Galactic, when I was still very young, and even this generation of the four Champions.In Spain there is much talk about the player from Brazil who has grown up in difficult conditions, with few resources. How was your childhood?My parents never let me and my sisters lack something. My father was world champion futsal with Brazil. I started playing on a track on my street. I left Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro at age 11 to try to live on football. My mother and my sisters stayed in Brasilia and only moved to Rio when there was certainty that the project would work and we would have the conditions to live well.Who is your idol?I have two, Zidane and Kaka.How do you think he will react when he sees Raúl, his next coach, and Zidane, with whom he is compared?They are two football monsters with a lot of history on and off the field with Real Madrid. When I see them I will do everything to learn everything they can teach me.Who do you want to play with most?With Benzema. He is a player that I like very much and that is very well understood with all the players.Tell us what your dream debut would be like.I want to debut scoring goals and attending. That is what has taken me to Madrid. But I know that dream is still far away.Send a message to the Real Madrid from AS.Hello Madridistas! I’m Reinier. Brazilian. 18 years. I want to get into the history of this club. I will give my all to honor the shirt of the biggest club in the world. Count me in. Hala Madrid and nothing more!last_img read more

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Official: Madrid closes the transfer of Hugo Vallejo to Deportivo

first_imgYou will have the manufacturer’s file to avoid the overbooking with professional licenses (right now Depor has the 25 covers), but Vallejo will be in the dynamics of the first team from now on. In fact, he arrived in Galicia on Friday night and this Saturday will be put under the orders of Vázquez in the last session before traveling to Albacete. We will have to see if the Castrofeito coach already takes him for the appointment in Belmonte.With minutes in SecondThe intention of Real Madrid is that Hugo Vallejo can continue his progression in Second, something that in Malaga did not seem possible. He started playing under Victor Sánchez del Amo and participated in five of the first six days, two of them even as headlines, but soon disappeared from the calls. Now, in the Depor, he may be able to resume his takeoff towards the elite and contribute to the permanence of the Herculine group. The Sports It has made official this morning the culmination of a three-way operation that Diario As advanced on January 10. Hugo Vallejo has become a new blue and white player after they reached an agreement with the Pontevedra Square Real Madrid, who had just signed the player from Málaga. The young attacker will be assigned in A Coruña until the end of the season.The Vallejo is one of the profiles that the new sports direction of Depor has been looking for since the January market began. Both Richard Barral and Fernando Vázquez were aware that they needed band players and that is what the Andalusian can contribute, a fast and powerful extreme that can play on both sides.last_img read more

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Estrada Fernández will arbitrate the Madrid derby at the Bernabéu

first_img-Villarreal-Osasuna: Pizarro Gómez and, in the VAR, González González.-Barcelona-Levante: Lamb Vega and, in the VAR, Munuera Montero.Copa del Rey’s eighths-Tenerife-Athletic: González Fuertes and, in the VAR, Iglesias Villanueva.-Cultural Leonesa-Valencia: Pizarro Gómez and, in the VAR, Medié Jiménez.-Rayo Vallecano-Villarreal: Prieto Iglesias and, in the VAR, Álvarez Izquierdo.-Badajoz-Granada: Soto Grado and, in the VAR, Alberola Rojas.-Zaragoza-Real Madrid: González González and, in the VAR, Cordero Vega.-Real Sociedad-Osasuna: Munuera Montero and, in the VAR, Iglesias Villanueva.-Barcelona-Leganés: Cuadra Fernández and, in the VAR, Melero López.-Mirandés-Sevilla: Jaime Latre and, in the VAR, Álvarez Izquierdo.Day 26 of Second-Tenerife-Sporting: Arcediano Monescillo and, in the VAR, De la Fuente Ramos.-Extremadura-Lugo: Ocón Arráiz and, in the VAR, Milla Alvendiz.-Sport-Las Palmas: Moreno Aragón and, in the VAR, Ávalos Barrera.-Ponferradina-Huesca: Muñiz Ruiz and, in the VAR, Ais Reig.-Elche-Málaga: Sagués Oscoz and, in the VAR, González Esteban.-Fuenlabrada-Girona: Díaz de Mera Escuderos and, in the VAR, Pérez Pallas.-Cádiz-Zaragoza: Ortiz Arias and, in the VAR, López Toca.-Mirandés-Rayo Vallecano: Iglesias Villanueva and, in the VAR, Trujillo Suárez.-Numancia-Almería: Pulido Santana and, in the VAR, Galech Apezteguia.-Oviedo-Albacete: Gorostegui Fernández Ortega and, in the VAR, Vicandi Garrido.-Racing-Alcorcón: Figueroa Vázquez and, in the VAR, Varón Aceitón. The Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced the arbitration designations made by the Technical Committee of Referees facing the 22nd day of LaLiga Santander, the 26th day of LaLiga SmartBank and the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. The derby between Real Madrid and Atlético will be led from the grass by Estrada Fernández and in the VAR will be Sánchez Martínez.The referee of the Catalan school has already directed three games to both teams so far in the championship. Madrid has not whistled since he did it on the first day of the championship against Celta (1-3). Worse has been the Atlético with him: he won at Betis 1-2, but on day 11 he was not able to score the three points against Deportivo Alavés (1-1). In Copa, the duel between Zaragoza and Real Madrid will be the responsibility of González González, in charge of the derby (0-0) of the Wanda Metropolitano. This is how the members have been distributed:First Day 22-Granada-Espanyol: Cuadra Fernández and, in the VAR, De Burgos Bengoetxea.-Real Madrid-Atlético: Estrada Fernández and, in the VAR, Sánchez Martínez.-Mallorca-Valladolid: Medié Jiménez and, in the VAR, Prieto Iglesias.-Valencia-Celta: González Fuertes and, in the VAR, Hernández Hernández.-Leganés-Real Sociedad: Melero López and, in the VAR, Jaime Latre.-Eibar-Betis: Martínez Munuera and, in the VAR, Iglesias Villanueva.-Athletic-Getafe: Alberola Rojas and, in the VAR, Mareu Lahoz.-Sevilla-Alavés: From Cerro Grande and, in the VAR, Álvarez Izquierdo.last_img read more

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Spaniards around the world: Víctor Ruiz, Garrido, Fran Pastor …

first_imgLime and sand in South AmericaWorse were the news that came from South America, where Angel Lopez debuted on the bench of Delfín SC with defeat in the final of the Ecuador Super Cup. After finishing the 90 minutes with one draw, the cetaceans fell on penalties (5-4) against the League of Quito. Neither could the physical trainer of Uruguay celebrate his first title in Uruguay Felix Martinez. Despite forcing the extension in 95 ‘, the team led by Gustavo Munúa succumbed 4-2 in the title match against Liverpool.The Spaniards who militate in Bolivian football had better sensations. Michelangelo Portugal he managed to take Royal Pari to his first victory at the height (3,800 meters) of Oruro, where he won over San José thanks to the Saucedo and Spanish goals Iker Hernandez. The former Real Sociedad or Athletic debuted as a scorer in 2020, something his compatriot also did Fran Pastor with Real Potosí. The former RSD player Alcala scored the goal with which the lilac team won 2-1 against Santa Cruz and ended a three-game win streak.More than 6,200 kilometers from Potosí, in Monterrey, Querétaro defeated the current champion of the MX League with the Kike ‘Cadet’ in the starting lineup and playing the 90 minutes in the left lane. The roosters added their third victory in a consecutive way and, after four days disputed the closing, occupy the second position of the Aztec championship equaled points with Leon, who leads the table.Asia dresses upThe first weekend of February was full of joys for Spanish soccer players and coaches from the Asian continent. In Qatar Al Sadd of Xavi Hernandez, without Gabi Fernández in the call, he managed to beat Al Sailiya 3-0 and cut three points with respect to the leadership of the Qatar Stars League, which continues to hold Al Duhail despite falling against Al Rayyan. He also won the Al Wakrah of Tintin Marqueznamed best coach of January in Qatar. The Blue and Whites defeated Pepe Murcia’s Al Shahaniya with Isaías Sánchez and Cristian Ceballos in the eleven.He also took advantage of the weekend to win three points at Al Wahda Manolo Jiménez, which imposed 0-1 on Al Jazira in the Abu Dhabi derby. The Brazilian Lucas Pimienta scored the only goal of a match that meant the debut of Gaspar Baker in the football of the Arab Emirates. In Saudi Arabia he won Al Shabab, which already has six games without losing under the baton of Luis García Plaza.In India we live a ‘Spanish derby’ between Chennai City, current I-League champion, and Mohun Bagan, who aspires to a championship in which he is currently a leader. Six Spaniards – three for each team – were starters in a match that Caltura managed to take the three points (2-3). The Basque Joseba Beitia gave two assists, one of them to his countryman Fran Gonzalez, who scored again with Mohun and already has six goals in the league this season. Also in India, although in the Super League, it was the confrontation between the Jamshedpur of Iriondo and the ATK of López Habas. It was the second who took the victory after winning 0-3 with a great performance by Edu Garcia. The first weekend of February was plagued by Spanish protagonists in foreign leagues around the world. The agonizing triumph of St. Gallen by Víctor Ruiz and Jordi Quintilla in Basel, the classification of the Étoile du Sahel by Juan Carlos Garrido for the quarterfinals of the African Champions League or the first goal of Fran Pastor with the Real Potosí Bolivian starred in the day of the ‘Spaniards around the world’.Europe: Víctor Ruiz, Pol Llonch …There is no one to stop St. Gallen from Victor Ruiz Y Jordi Quintillà. The San Galo team went to the winter break after falling to Zurich, but two consecutive victories have raised him to the top of the Swiss Super League. The last against Basel and with a goal in the 93rd minute. The locals were ahead in 19 ‘by Bua, but Fazliji achieved the draw before the break after a corner kicked by Victor Ruiz and Ribeiro, already at the discount, took a shot of Bakayoko to make 1-2.He also won the Willem II, which achieved his first 2020 win with Pol Llonch in the starting lineup and playing the 90 minutes. Those of Tilburg, which already tthey have more points than in 10 of their last 12 participations in the Eredivisie, took advantage of the defeat of the PSV in Amsterdam to take hold in the fourth place of the First Division of the Netherlands.He also won the Twente in the Netherlands, which ended with a streak of eight official matches without winning three Spanish players in the eleven. Julio Pleguezuelo, Oriol Busquets Y Aitor Cantalapiedra They made headlines in the team led by the Spanish-Uruguayan Gonzalo García, who won 2-0 against Sparta Rotterdam. Cantalapiedra threw away the corner that Bijen made in the 1-0 in the 80 ‘and Lang, already in the discount, signed the 2-0. Javier Espinosa saw the whole match from the bench.He attended and also scored Toni Martínez in the tie (2-2) between Famalicao and Río Ave. The Murcian forward advanced to those of Vila Nova in 10 ‘and 27’ minutes later enabled Pote, who put land in the middle in the light. In spite of leaving with a rent of two goals to the rest, the Famalicao of Martinez and Álex Centelles, who played the entire game in the left lane, let the three points escape in just 10 minutes, the time it took for Gelson and Tarantini to equalize the contest.In Gibraltar we attended the classic between Lincoln Red Imps and Europa FC, in which 13 of the 22 starting players were Spanish. It was one of them, Juampe, who opened the scoring in favor of Europe, which ended up winning 0-2 and taking hold in the first place of the Gibraltarian First Division. He also won St. Joseph’s. The team of Raúl Procopio Lions prevailed 5-3 with full Spanish in the scorer section: Juanfri (2), Boro (2) and Pedrito scored.There were also Spanish protagonists in Africa, where Juan Carlos Garrido he managed to qualify the Tunisian Étoile du Sahel to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. He did so after defeating Zimbabwe’s Platinum 2-0 and climbing to the top position of Group B. He was eliminated from the Petro de Luanda competition. The Angolan team led by Toni Cosano reaped four draws and two losses, which prevented him from moving from third place in Group C.last_img read more

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Madrid does not know how to win a single match in the Cup at Bernabéu

first_imgThe first time that Real Madrid was seen in this circumstance was in another final, the one that measured him against Deportivo in 2002 and was named Centenariazo. The Galician team beat Madrid in its stadium by 1-2 in the year of the expenses of its one hundred years of life. Sergio and Tristán made the Galician goals, while Real Madrid could only shorten through Raúl. Madrid fell with a crash in the Bernabéu before a Real that has been planted in the semifinals of the Cup brilliantly. The affront of San Sebastian strips even more a statistic that emphasizes OPTA and denotes a lack of white fang in the co-operative appointments to a single party in its own stadium. The win or go home Copero is not good at Madrid in the 21st century. In fact it has failed the three times in which it has been seen in that situation. The last, against Real in these past quarterfinals. But if that defeat hurts, the other two times he ran aground were more painful if possible.The previous one was against Atlético de Madrid, in the final of the Cup that the rojiblancos took in 2013. They won by 1-2 in a night that changed many things for the mattress team. A recognized turning point. Diego Costa and Miranda turned the goal of Cristiano Ronaldo. A bitter night for Real Madrid that had to do with Koke flying the red and white flag in the center of the field at the end of the crash.last_img read more

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The City, fined for exceeding the size of advertising

first_imgRegarding spurs, the European football regulatory body considers Mourinho responsible for this delay, although it does not clarify the exact reasons. However, the fine must be paid by Tottenham, although the coach must be informed that he is responsible.Spurs now have 90 days to pay the fine. Also, his rival, Leipzig has also been sanctioned. In his case, with 2,250 euros because his fans threw objects into the field. Tottenham has been fined 20,000 euros for being, according to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Discipline Body, guilty of having started the Champions League match against Leipzig three minutes late from last February 19. The City will also have to pay € 3,000 for exceeding the size of the advertising in a training kit.last_img read more

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“We will see if Djokovic misses the Grand Slam for not getting vaccinated”

first_imgFormer tennis participant Andy Roddick responded to Serbian Novak Djokovic, who mentioned he would not wish to be compelled to vaccinate. to return to the competitors, and mentioned he’s “curious” to see if he will hold that speech when Grand Slams need to be performed.“The vital factor is not whether or not or not you consider in vaccines,” mentioned the American. “If not what’s safer for tennis to return.” “I don’t need to agree with what he mentioned. He is aware of he’s going to need to decide. I’m curious to see how deep his beliefs are when it’s important to keep out of the Grand Slams for not taking a vaccine, “added Roddick on the Tennis Channels Stay program.These controversial statements by Djokovic did them in a dialog with different Serbian athletes, however later softened them in a letter to the New York Instances., through which he added that he want to have all the data out there earlier than making an applicable choice.World tennis is suspended till July 13, with some tournaments like Wimbledon already canceled and others like Roland Garros postponed to September.last_img read more

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Dunga and Gremio players, in solidarity with the poor

first_imgDunga, captain of the Brazilian national team champion of 1994 World Cup and former selector of Brazil, and the players of Guild Pedro Geromel, Maicon, Paulo Miranda and Paulo Victor selflessly help with food distribution for the underprivileged amid the coronavirus pandemic in Porto Alegre, Brazil. REUTERS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>REUTERSlast_img

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Julen Guerrero: “Lack of daring with young people”

first_imgJulen Guerrero (Portugalete, Vizcaya, 1974) has been the U-15 and U-16 coach of the Spanish Nationwide Group since 2018. Though his work has few headlines within the press, it’s important: he makes the primary filter of essentially the most proficient young folks within the nation. The previous Athletic participant analyzes on this joint interview with AS, Onda Cero and Marca how he’s experiencing confinement and explains his work within the Federation.How are you doing in confinement?I miss the competitors, the sector … However from house I work comfortable, that doesn’t change a lot from the workplace or from house. The unhealthy factor shouldn’t be having competitions. I watch rather a lot of movies, I analyze matches … And I’ve made videoconferences, for the second with the Sub-15, by strains, with movies of tournaments that we’ve got had: we analyzed issues to enhance and what was executed effectively.What methodology have they got for this U-15 recruitment?We, for instance, are already seeing the Sub-14, whom we’re going to meet subsequent 12 months. We’re going to see them matches and particularly tournaments, as a result of that’s the place they go away the consolation they’ve within the league, the place they comfortably win many video games. My management is Sub-14, Sub-15 and Sub-16. From every class you may have between 50 and 80, it isn’t solely the 20 or 23 that you simply carry. We file the video games we go to and those we don’t, we discuss to the golf equipment to allow them to ship them to us. You may have filters, however I prefer to see the footballers. It’s a lot of work, however if you wish to do it effectively it have to be like this.How vital are these classes?It is vital in your studying. We put together the matches nearly professionally, one thing they aren’t used to. We wish them to reach effectively ready at U17, the place they’ll have already got a European championship.Concerning Spanish grassroots soccer … Do you suppose it needs to be reformed to be extra aggressive?For me it will be vital to present a couple of laps to the leagues. In Cadete, for instance, they’ve three or 4 sophisticated video games a 12 months. Then they’re squads of 25 gamers, they rotate … It’s troublesome to see a whole sport as a result of there are seven modifications. There is no such thing as a requirement or continuity. Golf equipment work effectively, however these leagues don’t assist go to the restrict. I have no idea if it could possibly be modified, as a result of in the long run every part may be very native and you would need to open slightly extra and journey. I don’t know … However the leagues they play in don’t assist them take that one step additional. Is it time now that every part has stopped to suggest a reform?Any time is an efficient time to replicate. I do not forget that Juvenil I performed on the nationwide degree, all of the groups in Spain. Now within the Honor Division they’ve few demanding matches, they play very native. There are the Champions Cup and the King’s Cup, however it’s a week and in a match you’ll be able to go house. We should make a mirrored image …Are you in favor of a league of subsidiaries as a substitute of competing in Second B and Third?An under-23 league of subsidiaries can be highly effective and aggressive, it will be factor. I’d give extra significance to quarry work. What makes me unhappy is doing the job after which the membership doesn’t dare to make the leap. I come from Athletic, the place yearly two or three children debut. However I don’t see that in all of the golf equipment. I see that they work and the vital factor is to work and be daring. Most golf equipment have a tough time taking the plunge. Lack slightly daring with young folks.Altering the topic … How do you see the Cup ultimate being with the general public?For me, coming from Athletic, the followers are the soul of the membership. A ultimate with out that pastime that wraps you up daily can be unhappy. However, you lose the choice to play Europe, though if the League returns, Athletic has time to get well to seventh place. For me essentially the most troublesome factor is that if the gamers who aren’t there, those that go away the squad are performed in February. Perhaps even the teaching employees for no matter it’s is not going to arrive … That saddens me.What do you suppose of the return to competitors? Will it change with all 5 substitutions?The vital factor is to be constant: should you can, transfer ahead, and if there’s a safety danger, make one other choice. There are the scientists who know. We might have the will to play, however they must determine whether or not or to not proceed. And the 5 modifications … modifications rather a lot. 5 modifications aren’t the identical for one membership as for one more. Some take them from a really excessive degree and others lose slightly. Additionally, you’ll be able to change two on the break and you continue to have three left …last_img read more

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