Shelton, Ruiz Earn Men’s Indoor Weekly Honors

first_imgMen’s Field Athlete of the Week – Antonio Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Tomball, TexasRuiz won the pole vault at the Don Kirby Invitational at New Mexico with a season-best mark of 17-08.50, which is also a new top mark in Southland competition this season. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Daniel Shelton, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Houston, TexasShelton ran the fastest time in the conference in the 800m this season to win the event at the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston, clocking a 1:52.00. He also ran a leg of the distance medley relay, helping the Huskies to a second-place finish with a time of 10:44.52. Both teams have completed their 2018 regular seasons and next head to the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., from Feb. 21-22. Southland 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. Honorable Mention: Lentz Similien, McNeese; Ceaser Stephens, Northwestern State; Joshua Hernandez, Sam Houston State.center_img Ruiz now owns two men’s field weekly awards in the 2018 indoor season. Honorable Mention: Maverick Bowleg, Southeastern Louisiana; Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin; Micah Larkins, Northwestern State. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist senior Daniel Shelton and Stephen F. Austin junior Antonio Ruiz are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT WINNER COLLECTS $144,893

first_imgSANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT WINNER COLLECTS $144,893; TICKET WAS PURCHASED FOR $288.00 THROUGH XPRESSBETSINGLE TICKET ALSO HITS 50 CENT LATE PICK 5, PAYING $119,165 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)–On day number four of its 2019 Autumn Meet, one lucky ticket connected the dots and hit Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot for $144,893 on Thursday.  The ticket was purchased through XpressBet.com for $288.00.With a Jackpot carryover of $78,545 coming into today, $86,938 in new money was wagered, creating at total gross pool of $165,483.With a seven race card, Thursday’s Rainbow Six started with race two.  Beginning with the second race, the winners were as follows:  Race 2, # 1, Rattle, $6.20, Race 3, #7, Avalon Ride, $64.20, Race 4, #6, Sheza Factor, $5.20, Race 5, #2, Poster Girl, $18.00, Race 6, #1, R B Eye, $30.40 and Race 7,   # 3, Bella Figura, $5.80.There was also a single ticket winner in Thursday’s 50 cent Late Pick Five wager, and it paid $119,165. The Late Pick Five began today with race three and ended with the seventh and final race.Racing resumes with an eight-race program on Friday. First post time is at 1 p.m. and approximate post time for race three, the beginning of the 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, is at 2:05 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Man Utd favourites to land Poch after Spurs sacking with Bayern & Real linked

first_imgOLD Trafford is the likely next destination for Mauricio Pochettino following his sacking by Tottenham – with Bayern Munich also in the running, according to the bookies.The Argentine, 47, was given the boot – and replaced by Jose Mourinho – with Spurs 14th in the Premier League.3 Man Utd are favourites to snatch up Pochettino after his Spurs sackingNow long-term admirers Manchester United could land their man – and are 11/4 favourites with Ladbrokes to do just that.Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Poch’s stock is still incredibly high with a whole host of European giants in the running to tempt him into their dugouts.”But as things stand it looks like United could soon be welcoming the Argentine.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got off to a flying start to life at Man Utd last December – replacing now-Spurs boss Jose Mourinho as the managerial merry-go-round rages on. But his stock has cooled rapidly in recent months, with United struggling to compete with the top clubs in the Premier League.While United have enjoyed a mini-uptick in their fortunes in the past few weeks, there is still talk Solskjaer could be given the boot – particularly with an elite boss like Poch on the market.While United are 11/4 to land Pochettino, Bayern Munich are snapping at their heels at just 3/1 as they look to replace Niko Kovac.Hans-Dieter Flick is currently serving as interim boss at the Bundesliga champions after Kovac’s sacking earlier this month.3MORE MAN UTD STORIESLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansMuch like Bayern, Real Madrid have failed to hit top gear this season – and Zinedine Zidane is very much in the cross-hairs of Florentino Perez.They too are long-term admirers of Pochettino – and are 7/2 to sign the former Southampton boss next.Paris Saint-Germain (7/1), Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal (10/1), AC Milan and Juventus (both 12/1) are also in contention, according to the bookies.3Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of formlast_img read more

Hekari misses out on semis at OFC challenge

first_imgHekari suffered its first defeat in the tournament, going down to Team Wellington 4-0 today under chilling weather conditions at the QBE Stadium.Wellington put up a strong fight, scoring two goals in the first half and two in the second half.Hekari struggled in the first half with few opportunities.Tommy Semmy had a half chance for Hekari three minutes into the game but his volley was blocked by the Wellington defence.Wellington’s first goal came 21 minutes into the game 1-0 when Tom Jackson fired a low cross into the box that Captain Bill Robertson turned into the top corner.Wellington extended their lead 2-0 in the 37th minute when goalkeeper Ismael Pole palms a Robertson header but it goes straight back to the defender and he loops his second header into the net.The New Zealanders entered the second half even stronger, scoring the third goal 3-0 in the 55th minute.The fourth goal came in the 63rd minute through Luis Corrales to take his team to victory 4-0.Team Wellington is through to the semi-finals, which kick off on Wednesday, April 20.Meanwhile, the Lae City Dwellers will play for pride on Sunday in their last Pool A match against the Solomon Warriors at 1pm (11pm).last_img read more

Kuwait launch $1 billion lawsuit against IOC

first_imgThe Kuwait Olympic Committee (KOC) were suspended by the IOC in October for “undue Government interference” only three years after the lifting of a similar suspension shortly before London 2012.Sheikh Salman claims, however, that the ban was unfairly put in place and that an “appropriate probe had not been conducted”.The development marks the latest in the ongoing saga which has seen Kuwait athletes banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games under their own flag.They are seeking to reclaim damages from the IOC following their “outlaw” from the international sports scene as their football federation is also suspended by FIFA and 15 other International Federations (IF).”It’s totally unacceptable that Kuwait is treated in this unfair way and barred from international sports activities without any appropriate probe being conducted,” the Information Minister told the Kuna, the official news agency of the Kuwaiti Government.”From the very beginning Kuwait did it its utmost to prevent the IOC suspension and showed a sincere desire to co-operate, but all to no avail.”We sent a UN-sponsored delegation to Geneva to explain to the sports body that the Kuwaiti government by no means intervenes in sports activities.”However, we were put in an embarrassing situation in the eyes of the international sports circles and looked as if we were outlaws.”Kuwaiti athletes’ hopes of representing their nation at Rio 2016 all-but ended last week when the rights of all sporting officials and athletes to take independent opinions and actions were curtailed following the passing of controversial new Statutes by the National Assembly.Under the new measures, the Public Sports Authority (PSA) gain the power to dissolve all sporting bodies including the KOC, as well as assuming control over all appointments and financial matters.Those who refuse to comply could face jail terms of between one and three years.The new Statutes, which have been described as threatening to human rights, were proposed by PSA head Sheikh Salman and were approved by 40 of the 46 members of the National Assembly.It effectively dismissed any chance of Kuwait’s suspension from the IOC being lifted before Rio 2016, with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for August 5.Sheikh Salman came under fierce criticism from opponents of the Statute amendments, with some claiming the nature of the proposals was “unconstitutional”.”There is only positive interference in the form of support and backing for the sports bodies meant to promote the Olympic movement,” added Sheikh Salman.”Looking ahead, we stress the need for a common stance and cooperation involving all concerned parties without excluding anybody. All of us have to put the higher interests of Kuwait above all other considerations, spare no effort to promote sports and bring back the youth to the international sports events.”The news will also prolong Kuwait’s period in the sporting wilderness as the Government still have the power to dissolve the country’s sports federations, including the KOC.This is all seemingly connected to a personal feud between Sheikh Salman and his cousin Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti IOC member who is also President of both the OCA and the Lausanne-based Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).”This case is now in the hands of the court and we look forward to the outcome with confidence,” an IOC spokesperson told insidethegames.insidethegames has contacted ANOC for comment.last_img read more

Mystery in Arabia – AS.com

first_imgThe novelty of the competition, the stage and the environment surrounding the game, far from the thrust that the teams give their respective stadiums makes tonight’s encounter is an open book with a more uncertain ending than ever. A mystery.Neither team has given enough reasons to stand today with the status of a favorite in the semifinal. Barcelona is indecipherable except for the fact that away from home it offers more than mediocre records. But technically, the game is not going to play away from home. Moreover, despite being disputed in neutral territory, everything indicates that King Abdullah stands will be populated mostly by Barcelona supporters. Important fact, because the difference of Barça as a local or as a visitor of a time to this part means the difference between day and night.For its part, Atletico does not reach the game with a service sheet that allows him to breastfeed, but his symptoms of improvement are evident regarding the start of the championship. He has consolidated his game despite continuing to have that lack of a goal that has penalized him so much in the first part of the championship. New and strange scenario for Barcelona Y Atlético de Madrid keep writing a story that has become a tough rivalry in recent years in which the Madrid team has gone ahead of the Real Madrid in the persecution of Barça in The league. In Jeddah (8:00 p.m., Movistar) Barcelona and Atlético must decide what value they give to the first game of this new competition format (follow the match live on As.com).Both teams have written a legend that has gone from starring in crazy matches in which the goals were secured to a new era in which the strategy, contention and goal economy rules. For a long time now, in these matches, the strikers are not imposed on the defenses as was the norm of these duels that offered unlikely results.last_img read more

Fernando Hierro: “We did not know how to enjoy the three titles”

first_img JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) “Everything was very fast and football doesn’t stop. Over time we will value what we really conquer. ” -Clemente leaves and Camacho arrives, two completely different personalities.-Different but at the same time a little similar. Jose also had the personality of taking full responsibility. I knew Camacho from Madrid. When he arrives I meet a coach with great preparation. The day of his debut in Granada against Russia, he arrives and throws many pages of paper and tells me to read them at night and that we would talk the next day. I read them.They were my statistics of the last month with Madrid and the last matches with the national team. I was everything. Where he lost the balls, where he won them, where he lost the duels, where he started the game, the kilometers traveled, the high intensity. Things I had never seen.We talked the next day, he showed me more videos and at the age of 31 a man arrived who taught me to defend. He had had coaches with a defensive reputation, such as Clemente and Capello, who were not really like that. I had had Floro with a reputation for being very tactical … But when that happened I realized that Camacho was right and that he could not jump to all the heads, nor go to all the crosses. He went to all the places and then he had to defend. I didn’t have to make so many efforts. So I arrived at minute 80 and could not with my soul.–In the European Championship, the decisive match against Yugoslavia does not play. What exactly happened that day?-It was broken. He had an injury in the abductor of Slovenia’s day. A little roturita, but it had good feelings. I told Camacho that I could, that it was fine, but he asked me to go to the Press room and say it was doubtful, that I didn’t know if I could play. He had already decided that he was not going to play. But he didn’t want the rival to know. He told me that everyone who asked me would say that he was very well.-Corea and Japan 2002. Say goodbye to the national team before the last match against Korea.-Yes. We had already spoken six months before. And when the day came, Jose told me that we could use the announcement of my farewell to divert the attention of the party as such, to talk about something else. We use it as a weapon.–He got an important cry.-It is very hard that the time comes, even if you have decided. I cried with joy, with grief, for the good memories, for the four World Cups and the two Europeans, for the 88 games … You cry for many things not because it was going to be the last game. At that moment I thought I had a good time there and why it couldn’t get longer. But I was clear that I had to go. It could not be a problem for anyone. My career allowed me to choose goodbye day and I did it. I was afraid to spend a year in doubt, if they called me or didn’t call me anymore. Camacho also left. Standing ballGracious. “A phenomenon”Camacho “A very prepared uncle.”Raul “A 9 in everything. I had to have enjoyed those four years. ”Luis. “I learned a lot from him and enjoyed.”Forest. “An older brother”Sergio Ramos. “It has broken all the common sense of statistics.”Pique. “He and Sergio have been the two best centers in the history of Spanish football.”Iniesta “Brutal quality. It couldn’t be that it was so good. ”Xavi “His rhythm has marked an era. When I started to spin it was that everything was controlled. ” “It always gave us the feeling that we were going home when we were better. We were not beaten by football but by head ” -It was face or cross and cross came out.-And if I had left face I would also be here with you and explaining the same. When I make the decision to be a coach I make the decision that at the end of the World Cup I leave the Federation. What I do mean is that when I returned from the World Cup, when I went on vacation, people had an exemplary behavior with me on the street. Thank you.-The team was very affected by everything that happened-Everything shows when you change your coach in those circumstances. Tomás Ondarra -In all facets of which we speak you closed the door on the outside. It must be one of the few Spaniards that conjugates the verb to resign. It’s a weirdo.-Do not. I am guided by sensations. As a player, he finished the World Cup in Korea and Japan and was 35 years old. I didn’t see myself in another qualifying phase with another 10 or 12 games. Nothing better than closing a cycle with a World Cup. Depart and not be a problem for anyone. The Federation and Camacho knew it six months before. I did it for love and respect.Then, as a sports director, I left for two reasons: one because I wanted to try other things in my life and the second because I wanted to change many things and in the Federation then they were not used to changes. We had to update ourselves to the world in terms of organization and professionalization. JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) -To the worst we enjoy it when I spend another long time without winning, as had happened before.-Yes, with time yes. Unfortunately we will realize when all the members of that selection disappear, there are few left. We would have to pay tribute to them. Gather all that generation. Put by post all were among the three best in the world. They were very normal, reasonable people. They had fun playing soccer. They enjoyed what they did. They transmitted commitment, effort, solidarity. We work as a team, not as a selection. And for this the figure of Vicente del Bosque was very important.-Time Tunnel. Let’s travel to your first game with the national team.-I was in the service after a training with Valladolid and they told me to stop by the club that they were calling me urgently. I found out that way. I debuted later against Poland in Riazor. 23 minutes I entered by Andrinúa.-And suddenly he finds himself going to the World Cup of 90.-Yes. I had no hope. I was wrong. I was 22 years old. That was a daily Master. I didn’t play, but I soaked everything. I could only be grateful to Luis Suarez. It was a prize. I would have liked to play even if it had been three minutes, but gratitude reigned. I trained, trained … just in case. He gave me no explanation. He was a man of few words. I began to realize what the National Team was …– It says it by that appearance of all the equipment before the Press after the first party…-For example. It was after a draw against Uruguay. You were there and saw all the players sitting on the stage. It was hard times. I said where I have gone. That was the high level. It was tremendous.-After the parenthesis of 92, comes his big night: the goal to Denmark in Seville and the pass to the US World Cup.-That was my big day yes. It was only worth the victory. A few minutes later we were left with one less for the expulsion of Zubi. Cañizares leaves. It was a wonderful night. I remember my goal, but also what people supported. As an anecdote I will say that when I got home, the answering machine had a hundred and one peak of messages and missed calls. There was no mobile, of course.-The World Cup arrives and the newspaper archive says it did not play the decisive match against Italy …-Do not. I did not play it. I had some discomfort in the abductor and between Javi (Clemente) and the doctor decided not to start. I played the last half hour. I never asked Javi why he didn’t put me and that we had a great relationship. But he left me out.-He lived closely the elbow of Tassotti to Luis Enrique …-Yes, it was a blow. It was once again bumping into our wall, our top. The opportunity of Julio Salinas and then the counterattack in which they put us in the goal. Many times we told ourselves that the day we passed rooms, we would fly. Every time the quarterfinal came, we looked at each other and told ourselves this movie and we have seen it many times. We looked at the suitcase, it was all pure victimhood. As always we got here … It was the feeling of the whole team. We knew how far we could go. But that was not our top. We were better. We lacked a great victory. We thought the day would come that we would win a penalty shootout. -He drools …-It is for this, it was four years very big and I think we do not enjoy enough. We did not know how to enjoy. Perhaps because of the immediacy of the titles and because football does not stop. We did not realize what we were doing. What that team gave off. The world of football felt affection, respect and admiration for us. “We were the mirror in which everyone looked at each other. He felt affection, respect and admiration for us. We transmitted commitment, effort, solidarity ” -And as a coach?-I understood that I had already been a sports director for a year in very difficult conditions, three presidents … I know why I went and I know why I left. And I understood that I could not stay again as a sports director after being a coach. I could not go on. Everyone was going to look at me differently and although I had a contract until Qatar 2022, it was best to leave.-From everything, it remains with its stage of player. Deep down you never ceased to be.-Yes. The best is obviously to be a player, but I really enjoyed the four years of sports director with the three titles. When I got to that position, people told me that I wasn’t going to have much work, but I did have content. Not only was it the absolute, they were all other selections with their respective Championships; Territorial, FIFA, UEFA … They were extraordinary years. Every day I learned a new thing. Everyone wanted to see us. We were everyone’s mirror for what we got. We won everything with all the selections … – How it occurs to him in the last party to seat Iniesta, his pretty boy?-I talked to Andres before. It was the only player I told him in the rally that he was not going to play. It was not easy. I understood that the party was going to ask us for something and that we were going to need Andres later, or if there was an extension. It was just a soccer decision. It was not a punishment. As a coach I understood that in the last half hour I could win the game. So clear. I felt worse than him, sure. He was convinced that Russia was going to lower his physique and there we would find his space and freshness. We ended up playing with Rodrigo, Isco, Iniesta and Aspas, four strikers. And the sides. I felt for Andrés and I feel adoration.center_img JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) “I thought Julen had to go on. In my case, either I accepted to be a coach or I had to go home ” -Along the arbitration of Al Gandour, he does not believe that Spain should have won Korea, yes or yes.-After the game, I left the last of the field and after all I told myself that we had lost the great opportunity. We play well. If we had got one … They are human errors, but they are sensations. What humbled me was that in the field change in extra time we were going to drink water to the band and not let us and the Koreans were drinking. That gesture of the referee could go unnoticed, but for us it was conclusive. That’s why we ride in anger. Why not us? That feeling makes me think. That then is silly, because in the end we all drank water.–In the time since he retired from the player until he returned from sports director, he had found a logical explanation of why his different teams had never won anything.-There was no logical explanation. Neither I nor anyone could have it. We tried but the time came when we couldn’t, we couldn’t. It was more head than game. They did not eliminate us because the rivals were superior to us.-And how many heads of so many players from so many generations could agree to fail at the right time?-Because we all thought about what had happened to us the previous time. I do not know what situations occurred but we always thought of the worst. If there was a penalty shootout, something happened; If a match was reached well, something happened and when it happens four or five times in a row, you think that this is not for us. It was not a bad day, two years later another bad day, and so on. No. He didn’t throw us football, they gave us circumstances. They were not football defeats.-And everything ends in 2008-Yes and exactly it was in the penalty shootout against Italy. That is why the next game against Russia we play the best game in a long time. A show. The time had come and for those players who had been with me on the field, the Casillas, Xavi, Puyol … and they say this is our moment. And it was.-He comes to the position of sports director and the first thing he has to do is appoint a coach. Luis announces that he is leaving for several months.– He sends me the timing. With all due respect in the world I had to get ahead. I knew it could be done better or worse. But I had to do it fast and that was no disrespect for the professionals. Unfortunately it had to be that way. I had to look for a coach. React. And I decided to choose Del Bosque and present his name to the Federation.–The months of living with Luis Aragonés were hard, right.– I have very good memories of Luis. They were not easy months, they were not, but it was not what the people said. It was not that run-run that was said. When the Federation tells him that he will sign me as a sports director, Luis says that he is delighted with life, that perfect. From there, the first day I feel with him and his team, the first thing he told me was that the absolute selection was his plot and that he was in charge there, that he didn’t want to know anything about the other divisions. I, then, became very involved with the lower categories. I understood that the A ’was very much of the coach and he was right. It was true. Then we maintained a correct relationship. We had our long conversations talking about many things. My feeling is that I with him was respectful in his subject of coach. He had his personality and I had mine. He did not understand the figure of the sports director for the absolute selection. He wanted to be only a coach, that was his territory, his land and the “little ones” he didn’t want to know much.– He arrives at the World Cup in Russia as a sports director and finishes as a coach.– Three days after starting the competition, I had to do what I did. For responsibility and for many other things. I only had that way: say yes or come to Spain. I could not stay there if I was not as a coach. You had to try to make that flow.-Rubiales disavowes him when he dismisses Lopetegui. You did not agree with that decision.-I didn’t agree with many things. I thought Julen had to go on. What had happened happens in football in all areas, with players, coaches … It was very clear, or I accepted or turned. And at that moment I understood that Spanish football could not do that. Knowing that he had much more to lose than to win. The image of Spain could not be that. What happened had never happened before a World Cup. Never. You have to see yourself in there, as I was, without a coach. The president’s decision was that I had to assume it. I did not propose to anyone. I accepted It is my way of being. I was convinced of what I had to do. JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) -In Eurocopa 96, it didn’t happen either.-Neither. We played a great game against England, but we failed on penalties. We always had the feeling that we were going home when we were playing better. I have given many laps to the penalty that I failed. I wanted to pull hard, I wanted to throw it there, at the head of the goalkeeper. On vacation everyone reminded me of it. It was a difficult summer. By Fernando Ruíz Hierro (Vélez-Málaga, 23-3-1968). Player, captain, sports director and coach. The selection is Fernando Hierro FC. The appointment is in a very soccer hotel in Madrid, the Monterreal, where for a long time he concentrated with Real Madrid. Play on known terrainWhat remains for being in the Federation?-President. Just kidding … It’s not easy being international. Then I was lucky to be the first sports director of the RFEF and then a coach. I am a unique case in Spanish football. I feel very proud. I always loved defending that shirt. They are 18 years old. I always found myself comfortable. I liked. He always came back with desire. –We continue with the penalties. World 98, eliminated at the first exchange and also says a friend of his: Zubizarreta.-We had a bad day and went home. We already knew it was Zubi’s last game. I stayed with him in the field hugging him and thanking him for everything. And when I say goodbye he says: “I’m very sorry, now everything will go for you.” I knew he was telling me because the first captain was going to pass. Then in the shower I asked him what exactly he meant and he said “you will find out what it is to be a captain. You will have to solve everything. Has touched you. You don’t choose it. ”–Immediately, after the summer, comes the Cyprus match that costs Clemente, coach and soul friend.-It was a very hard night. There was great aggressiveness. We were leaving someone who had made a family with us. Javi was much more affectionate than it might seem. He respected people on and off the field. What happens is that he played, played with his press conferences, played with protecting us so that we would be untouchable. Everything already came from the Eurocup of England, which we live live. We told him that he didn’t need to defend us anymore, but he kept thinking we were his children and that he always had to help us. We saw that he was assuming a lot of criticism. Everything was focused against him. We were not touched. “I told Iniesta that I was not going to play against Russia. It was a soccer decision, not a punishment. I feel adoration for him. ” JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) “In my time as a player, we came to the rooms and looked at the suitcase, it was pure victimhood” JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS)last_img read more

All football matches in Morocco will be played without a public

first_imgThe Royal Moroccan Football Federation has announced that since this Thursday, All football matches “of all competitions and categories” will be played behind closed doors and without an audience, before the risk that the coronavirus, although only one case has been detected in Morocco. The decision has been made “in coordination with the competent authorities“, as announced by the Federation on its website, which asks to comply with the decision of the different leagues (professional, amateur, female and diversified football).In the sports field, the coronavirus has already caused in Morocco other drastic decisions such as the cancellation of a judo championship planned this coming weekend and the undated postponement of the Cycling Tour of Morocco.last_img read more

German tennis, contrary to the decision of Roland Garros

first_imgThe director of the girls’s tennis division of the German Tennis Federation (DTB), Barbara Rittner, disagreed with the organizers of Roland Garros for deciding to go “alone” and deciding to postpone it till the finish of September due to the coronavirus.“The solo path of the French Open appears unhappy to me. These are simply the issues that aren’t going, it was forcibly put in,” mentioned the 46-year-old extenista to the newspaper ‘Bild’ in its version this Friday.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of Roland Garros postponed the date of the ‘Grand Slam’ on clay on a non-consensual foundation for 4 months, to be held between September 20 and October four in Paris. The match organizers acquired robust criticism, each from the gamers and from different tournaments, as a result of of this stunning decision. “It was a solo step, however now the second requires getting nearer and growing concepts collectively to see how to remedy the issues,” mentioned Patrik Kühnen, director of the Munich match, which was scheduled to happen between April 25 and Could 5. , however that was canceled this Wednesday.In the meantime, battles for the dates are already foreseen in a tennis calendar with nearly no free areas. Each the ATP and the WTA introduced that every one tournaments might be suspended till June 7 inclusive.last_img read more

Liverpool joins the fight for Fabián with Madrid and Barça, according to the English press

first_imgEliminated from the Champions and FA Cup, but the Premier League title in his pocket, Liverpool already have an eye on next season. In that sense, Jurgen Klopp, His trainer, He will seek to strengthen his midfield in the next transfer market. The German coach has set his sights on Italy, in Naples specifically. There plays Fabián Ruiz, his chosen one to add one more cash to the “machine room” of the complex net.So much so that According to Daily Express, the 23-year-old Spanish midfielder is Klopp’s priority target. However, he is not the only one interested, since Real Madrid and Barcelona have also kept an eye on the former Betis. Therefore, in order to overcome the claims of meringues and culés and that Fabián’s future is in England, Liverpool would be willing to pay 80 million euros for it. A considerable amount in a clear statement of intent: that of standing up to Madrid and Barça in the struggle to take over the services of Seville. Fabián has been in Naples for two years, a club that is still looking for formulas for its renewal. However, this will not be negotiated, according to his agent, until the end of the season. Meanwhile, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona will closely follow in their footsteps.last_img read more