It is a year since the “most important day” lived by Ronaldo

first_imgThis previous weekend the Actual Valladolid I ought to have had one other battle for permanence that might effectively have been solved like the one a year in the past in Vallecas towards Rayo Vallecano. Eibar would have been the rival of the penultimate date, and will probably be, a priori, on a date to be decided when the League restarts. In the meantime, exercise recovered in the Zorrilla fields, the blanquivioletas will do not forget that important triumph that sealed a permanence suffered, however loved. And if not, inform Ronaldo.The president at all times emphasizes with a smile that does each issues in equal components. It was not for much less then; the group walked out of the relegation posts, as he did even in the worst moments of the previous year, combating to get that salvation as quickly as doable. The Enes Ünal’s opening purpose from a penalty appeared to ease the path of victory, however Medran managed to neutralize it as the second half was nearing its finish. And so, in the 80 ‘, Guardiola appeared.The entrance he had arrived in January exactly to search for moments like this. He obtained a prolongation of the head from his teammate in the lead and located the seams cracked in the rival protection, with a central halfway between nowhere and Ünal and the different part of the motion. He launched the diagonal and approached the crescent of the space, the place he needed to physique and maintain a tarascada whereas leaving it to the left as a clipping. From there, lagging behind, he fired arduous, down, to the goalkeeper’s proper, and lThe followers bellowed a “goooool” that stored them in First.That a lot justified the signing of Sergi Guardiola and he gave the purpose to all who believed that, whereas others signal once they ascend, the pressure of the block would save Pucela. The snort lasted so long as the celebrations took. The whistle that decreed that the struggling had ended and that the group would proceed yet another year in First brought on the umpteenth communion with the followers … and that Ronaldo ended up beneath the bathe, drenched by his gamers, who didn’t return to Valladolid as quickly as the recreation was over, as is customary on the transfer, however they stayed in Madrid to dinner and rejoice with their very own. And at dinner, Ronaldo took the microphone to toast, with a extra contained ardour than that proven by Bielsa when she uttered in Rosario to the 4 winds “Newell’s, rattling!”, however with one other sounded message: “Aúpa Pucela; we’re First Class, dammit!”, accompanied by the strict hubbub of a dream script that Óscar Puente additionally lived, mayor of the metropolis, and a visitor who stated to cease by, like that, who doesn’t need the factor, and who completed shortly after signing as blanquivioleta, Julio Baptista, with whom the employees was raveled asking the place was the racket, ‘Hulio’.The celebration continued with a number of days off and with Borja Fernández’s farewell days afterward the Zorrilla tapestry, summer time got here, then winter did, and with him, a bloody virus that has Pucela stopped in quest of one other glad day, maybe, one other date to recollect by the president. That night time, Ronaldo stated that his gamers had given him “the most important day of his life”. Sure, the similar Ronaldo who gained, amongst different issues, two world championships and two gold balls (“one thing”, he stated …). The identical legend that marked a number of generations stated that this salvation “is the biggest satisfaction and phantasm” that it has had. Soccer stuff and, for a year, historical past of Actual Valladolid…last_img read more

Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Joe Allen and Roberto Firmino extend unbeaten Anfield run

first_imgLiverpool eased to victory over Watford on Sunday evening in the Premier League.Joe Allen and Roberto Firmino scored the goals to extend their unbeaten run at Anfield to 11 games.With nothing to compete for in the Premier League, it was perhaps unsurprising a little rhythm in play was missing on Merseyside.Liverpool, predictably given the number of changes (eight) made from the side that secured a place in the Europa League final mid-week, seemed a little disjointed.Watford started off the more confident, with Odion Ighalo, who has scored just three goals this calendar year, looking sharp and eager to make his mark early on, even attempting to catch Simon Mignolet out from 40 yards.But the Hornets, while comfortable when in possession and dangerous on the counter attack, were the first to concede at Anfield.Christian Benteke headed a long ball forward into the path of Joe Allen, and the Wales international made no mistake, slotting the ball past Heurelho Gomes into the bottom corner with 35 minutes on the clock.The goal did lift Liverpool, but their performance still left much to be desired as the first half came to a close.As with the opening 45 minutes, though, Watford, for all their glimpses at goal, failed to really test Mignolet and his back line.And Roberto Firmino capitalised on the visitors’ failure to take their chances, doubling his side’s lead and wrapping up the three points in the 75th minute.The Hornets’ defenders, after sloppily giving the ball away in the middle of the park, allowed the forward to run towards goal, and he needed no further invitation to test Gomes. His subsequent strike rolled under the hand of the goalkeeper, who may feel he could have done better.Liverpool eased to victory, heaping further pressure on Quique Sánchez Flores ahead of his end of season review. Christian Benteke congratulates Joe Allen after the midfielder scores the opener against Watford 1last_img read more

Cal Poly Pomona women getting back on track

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The last game for the Broncos (4-5, 1-1) went a ways toward moving past a disastrous December. Cal Poly split its California Collegiate Athletic Association games with Sonoma State (an 82-73 loss) and San Francisco State (a 100-77 win) before dropping four games in a row. The losses included an overtime loss to a down Grand Canyon squad and a program-worst 42-point defeat at the hands of No. 9 Western Washington. But the Broncos, playing with more emotion and effort than they had all month, welcomed Minnesota Duluth onto their home court last week and snapped the Bulldogs’ 12-game winning streak. DeJa Blevins’ scored 12 of her 14 points in a key first-half run, the Broncos found all kinds of success with a newly-installed match-up zone defense. Alexis Wilson scored 15 points in the second half, including eight in a row down the stretch to seal a 71-64 win. “We proved to ourselves we can beat a good team,” said Wilson, whose 15 points marked a career-high and helped Cal Poly win its first home game in three tries. “We’ve redeemed ourselves a little bit (from that loss to Western Washington). It’s kind of nice going into this weekend fresh and having a win.” The team hopes to carry that momentum into big conference home dates with Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Bakersfield this weekend. “I think it was a very big win for us,” Cal Poly coach Paul Thomas said. “I think more than anything, it proved that we have a solid squad and that we’re capable of playing with anybody and everybody. But we have to do it on a regular basis. You’re only good as your last game.” A four-game losing streak, with both heartbreaking and blowout losses coming against key regional opponents, likely cost Cal Poly Pomona’s women’s basketball team the right to host the regional tournament later this year. But the Broncos have a host of other goals lined up like a national championship, a spot in the regional tournament and a conference title. Those ambitions remained largely intact when Cal Poly snapped its skid against No. 19 Minnesota-Duluth last week in a momentum-changing victory. center_img That’s because the heart the CCAA schedule for Cal Poly, one of two teams in the conference with a losing record, begins with match-ups against two of the conference’s top teams. Tonight’s opponent, Cal State Los Angeles (8-1, 2-0), has lost only to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Then on Saturday, the Broncos host No. 23 Cal State Bakersfield (8-1, 1-1), which owns a six-game winning streak that includes a 75-56 victory over the Western Washington team that beat Cal Poly by 42 points. “We’re going to have a tough weekend ahead of us, but if we play like we’re capable, no team is going to blow us out again,” Wilson said. “We’ll give every team a run for its money if we decide to play the way we’re capable.” Unlike the women, competition on the men’s side of the conference has a host of teams with losing records. The Broncos (5-4, 1-1) avoided becoming one of them when they outlasted Northwest Nazarene on Dec. 28 in a 101-98 win for Cal Poly’s first home win. The victory, which snapped a two-game skid against ranked opponents, also marked the first time the Broncos had topped the century mark since the 2003 season. They did it with Dion Cook (12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists) collecting the first triple-double of his career and Hervey Malone II (24 points), Melvyn Nicholson (21 points) and Kevin Neveu (20 points) registering career-best scoring efforts. The question is whether Cal Poly can sustain those efforts now that conference action is heating up. “I think we’ll see how much we’ve grown up starting this weekend,” Broncos coach Greg Kamansky said. “I think our guys are starting to understand their roles and how to play effectively in their roles.” A lot of those points came inside, with Nicholson, Neveu and Kaelen Daniels providing the Broncos’ best post game this season. But all three are injured Daniels with back issues and Nicholson and Neveu with knee problems. They are considered game-time decisions against both Cal State Los Angeles (4-5, 1-1) tonight and Cal State Bakersfield (6-2, 2-0) on Saturday. NOTABLE Adelphia will television four men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders this season, beginning with tonight’s games against Cal State Los Angeles. The games will be shown live at and will replayed on Adelphia Channel 10 in the Walnut, Rowland Heights and Diamond Bar areas. Games will be rebroadcast Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIn deceptively difficult conditions last Sunday at Otway, the qualifier for participants in the annual Fanad band competition in Portsalon Golf Club was held.The four to represent Otway are Arthur Morrison, Paul Murray, Paddy Lynch, and just about scraping through to join them is Martin O’Reilly.This coming Sunday, June 2nd, it’s time for Otway’s minor league team to kick off their season against old adversaries Letterkenny. The first leg of what is usually a closely contested battle, takes place at home for Otway, so supporters would be welcome to cheer on the home crowd coming down to the wire.The following Saturday at Otway, club captain Patrick Kelly hosts his Captain’s Prize, more details in next weeks edition.GOLF NEWS – OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Otway Club noteslast_img read more

England star Stones says Colombia the ‘dirtiest’ team he has ever faced

first_imgEngland won 4-3 on penalties in Moscow after a 1-1 draw – with Yerry Mina cancelling out Kane’s penalty with an injury-time equaliser.But Stones refused to go into detail at what really happened off the ball and away from the cameras against Colombia.He added: “The best thing for us was to beat them at football, that will hurt them most.“At the end of the day, they’re back on the plane going home and we’re in the next round.“I’ve never seen a game like that before and how they behaved. I thought there could have been several red cards – mainly off the ball stuff.“If the referee sees the headbutt it’s a totally different game, I don’t want to really say but it was things we’ve never experienced before and it was so surprising to come across.“The best thing for us was to beat them at football, that is the biggest thing which will hurt them.“We stuck to our gameplan and to beat them at football, that will hurt more than us getting into a scrap.” John Stones has branded Colombia “the dirtiest team I’ve ever played against”.The England defender was shocked by the antics of the South American side in their dramatic World Cup last 16 meeting, which saw the Three Lions win on penalties. Wilmar Barrios escaped with just a yellow card after headbutting Jordan Henderson, while players Colombia surrounded referee Mark Geiger after he awarded a penalty following Carlos Sanchez’s foul on Harry Kane.A member of the Colombian coaching staff also barged a bewildered Raheem Sterling at half-time.“The game was so strange,” said Manchester City star Stones said.“It was the dirtiest team I’ve ever come up against, in the respect of when we won a penalty, surrounding the referee, pushing the referee, the headbutt you’ve all seen, scuffing the penalty spot and a lot of off the ball stuff I’m sure you’ve not heard about.“All the sort of things you don’t really hear in a football match. On our behalf it showed massive character to keep a cool head and not get dragged into their game.“We stuck to our plan and kept playing our way of football and that’s a great quality to have. It was a difficult situation but one we’ve overcome and can be proud of.” John Stones celebrates England’s penalty shootout success over Colombia Preparations for the Three Lions’ quarter-final against Sweden has gone up a gear ahead of the trip to Samara.Jamie Vardy is a major doubt for the match with a groin strain that needed an injection after the last-16 match against Colombia, with the striker missing training on Thursday.Stones said: “Vards was the only one actually who wasn’t in training – a bit more of a precautionary thing.“But I know from speaking to him he’s fighting to get back out on the training pitch and be ready for the next game.”Sweden vs England is live on talkSPORT on Saturday, kick-off 3pmcenter_img 2 2 Colombia’s players argue with US referee Mark Geiger after he gave a penalty to England during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 clash last_img read more

FPL tips: The Crystal Palace star you need – and it’s not Wan-Bissaka or Zaha

first_img Crystal Palace stars celebrate against Fulham. tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Wan-Bissaka is now a must-pick and rightly has an ownership of 21 per cent, despite his red card against Liverpool and subsequent suspension.But even so, he’s not the Crystal Palace player you need in your team right now.That honour goes to one Jeffrey Schlupp – yep, you heard us right.At first glance it seems odd, granted. He’s not a prolific goal-getter, or someone to rely on for assists, but it’s his position and price which will allow you to understand our idea. Fantasy Premier League managers have been keen on Crystal Palace players this season with many squads having at least one of their men.And it’s a pretty smart idea, solid mid-table side with a selection of stars capable of scoring points at both ends of the pitch. latest How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings whoops With James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho forming a solid partnership, and Wayne Hennessey improving between the sticks, clean sheets are becoming more regular, with five in their last nine Premier League games.Meanwhile, we all know just how threatening they are in front of goal, failing to score just twice in the last 12.The main men in FPL, of course, are Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m), Luka Milivojevic (£6.4m), Tomkins (£4.5m), Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m), the en vogue Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.1m) and, startlingly, Martin Kelly (£4.0m).The latter is just has been selected by seven per cent of manager, which is mainly down to his low price, but needs to be rectified immediately. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Popular Premier League News revealed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 predicted center_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings smart causal Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Crystal Palace star Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates scoring against Fulham. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update SORRY 3 silverware 3 Jeffrey Schlupp might be the man to give your Fantasy Premier League squad an extra kick. Currently used as winger, slightly tucked inside, by Roy Hodgson, occupying the role Ruben Loftus-Cheek held last-term, Schlupp seems set to start a large quantity of matches and be in and amongst attacks.This has the potential to be fruitful for the ex-Leicester City man, especially with Christian Benteke already looking improved on last season and seemingly set to weigh in with goals.He got a goal in the Eagles’ opening match win over Fulham with a smart turn and finish, while he also attempted a long range effort against Liverpool, which had goalkeeper Alisson scrambling.We could see him improve on his top goal tally in the Premier League (3) and his best creative season which saw him assist two goals. 3 gameday cracker And the best thing about it? The winger, who once had a trial with Manchester United, is listed as a defender and given a value of £4.5m, which means he can capitalise on clean sheets too – glorious!Admittedly, there is a chance Max Meyer and Jordan Ayew will challenge him but, for now, he’s doing nothing wrong. And he’s got a kind fixture list until late October.So, what are you waiting for? Get Schlupp in your squad and reap the rewards.last_img read more

Football Returns Home For PFL Clash Against Butler

first_imgStory Links Print Friendly Version Live Video DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team hosts Pioneer Football League rival Butler University Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. for Drake’s annual Homecoming/Family Weekend game.The game will also be a celebration of 125 seasons of Drake football with players from various eras dating back to the 1940s being honored and recognized.Drake leads the all-time series, 18-8-1, and hopes to extend its winning streak against Butler to three games. Drake has owned the matchup at home, they are 11-1 all-time and haven’t lost a game in Des Moines since 1994.Drake has been on a tear offensively, scoring a combined 93 points in their past two games. Quarterback Grant Kraemer has thrown 10 touchdown passes in those two games while receiver Steven Doran has posted back-to-back 100-yard games and hauled in 100 or more yards receiving in five of his last six games.Defensively, Drake has held its last two opponents to just 196.5 yards per game and 13 total offensive points. Those impressive performances helped Kieran Severa earn Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and fumble recovery in the Bulldogs’ dominating 41-9 win at Jacksonville to open PFL play. Buy Tickets Drake Game Notes center_img Live Stats Butler Game Notes Butler kicked off its PFL season last weekend with a 24-21 win over Morehead State in Indianapolis. Butler’s season got off to a good start, knocking off No. 24 ranked Youngstown State in week one.The last time these two teams met, Drake won, 27-16, in Indianapolis. Drake led wire-to-wire with the help of a strong game from Kraemer, who had 329 yards passing on 27 completions. He spread the ball well, and four different receivers finished with five or more receptions.After this Saturday’s game, Drake hosts Stetson on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. to close out this two-game homestand. Live Audio last_img read more

Motorists urged to take extra care on secondary roads as heavy snow continues

first_imgDonegal County Council has urged motorists to take extra care with heavy snow now falling in many parts of the county.With a status orange wind warning in place for this evening and wintry showers expected to continue, the council is urging all members of the public to exercise caution, to take extra care on the roads and to allow extra time for journeys.The council’s road gritting crews have been out again this afternoon from 4pm gritting all the main routes in the county with a view to keeping the roads passable. A spokesman said “We are appealing to all motorists to take extra care and even if a road is treated it does not guarantee that the road is ice-free so extreme care should be taken. Gritting crews will be out again tomorrow morning.”The public can keep up to date with road conditions by following the Council’s Twitter accounts @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil and our Facebook page or by checking out the Winter Gritting map on www.donegalcoco.ieThis map provides motorists with up to date information on road conditions and road gritting plans on a given night. It also shows the locations of public sand and grit collection points.There are also links to weather cameras to view live conditions in a number of strategic locations across the region. For more on staying safe this winter visit www.winterready.ieMotorists urged to take extra care on secondary roads as heavy snow continues was last modified: January 18th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgrittersROADSsnowlast_img read more

Gupta brothers are heroes in the small Indian town of Saharanpur

first_imgThere a is a decrepit two-floor house with its plaster coming off and the gate almost falling away at Rani Bazaar area of Saharanpur in India. Last week, the house hogged all the attention among the locals.Writing in the Hindu Times, Mohammad Ali reported that this is the house where the Gupta brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, grew up before coming to South Africa where they ensconced themselves with Jacob Zuma.Ali remarked how South Africans may have turned hostile to the brothers, but the residents of Rani Bazaar continue to tell “inspiring stories” of the meteoric rise of these sons of the soil.Read it at The Citizen Related Itemslast_img