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ACU’s Kipkosgei, SFA’s Ramirez Take Cross Country Athlete of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Kevin Kipkosgei and Stephen F. Austin’s Kelsey Ramirez are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.ACU and SFA each competed at the Arturo Barrios Invitational in College Station over the weekend for the final races of their respective regular-season schedules. Kipkosgei took on a field of 391 runners in the 8k race and crossed the finish line in 18th place with a 24:14.5 clip.Ramirez concluded her regular season with an impressive 11th-place outing in the 6k race that featured 242 competitors. The Ladyjack junior clocked in with a time of 20:45.3, helping the SFA team to an 11th-place finish in the 26-team field.The Wildcats and the Ladyjacks will return to action at the 2019 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships Friday, Nov. 1 in Conway, Ark.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian – So. – Eldoret, KenyaKipkosgei took 18th-place individual honors at the Arturo Barrios Invitational over the weekend. In the 8K event, the sophomore finished with a 24:14.5, pushing ACU to a 16th-place team finish. The award marks the first of the season for Kipkosgei and the second of his career.Honorable Mention: Jaron Hamilton, Central Arkansas; Armando Villarreal, UIW; Titus Kiplagat, Stephen F. Austin.Women’s Athlete of the Week: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – LaPorte, TexasRamirez put forth one of her best races of the season by finishing 11th individually at the Arturo Barrios Invitational Saturday in College Station. Ramirez’ performance helped SFA place 11th as a team, marking the best team finish by any of the five Southland Conference squads in attendance.Honorable Mention: Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian; Sara Steimel, Central Arkansas; Alia Henderson, UIW; Elsa Rijpstra, Nicholls.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Southland Conference Soccer Tournament Seeds Finalized

first_imgSemifinals – Friday, Nov. 8, 20194 p.m. – Match 5 – Match 1 Winner vs. Match 2 Winner (SLCDN)7 p.m. – Match 6 – Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner (SLCDN) 2019 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament Bracket (PDF) Championship – Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:05 p.m. – Match 7 – Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner (ESPN+) The title game can be seen on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 10. Quarterfinals – Wednesday, Nov. 6, 201911:00 a.m. – Match 1 – No. 2 Northwestern State vs. No. 7 Sam Houston State (SLCDN)2:00 p.m. – Match 2 – No. 3 Abilene Christian vs. No. 6 McNeese (SLCDN)5:00 p.m. – Match 3 – No. 1 Lamar vs. No. 8 Stephen F. Austin (SLCDN)8:00 p.m. – Match 4 – No. 4 UIW vs. No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (SLCDN) Lamar tallied 30 points during the regular season to claim the conference title and top seed in this year’s tournament. Quarterfinal matches begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Bill Stephen Soccer/Track Complex in Conway, Ark. No. 1 – Lamar (13-6, 10-1 SLC)No. 2 – Northwestern State (11-7-1, 8-2-1 SLC)No. 3 – Abilene Christian (12-4-2, 8-2-1 SLC)No. 4 – UIW (8-10, 7-4 SLC)No. 5 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (9-8-1, 6-4-1 SLC)No. 6 – McNeese (10-8, 6-5 SLC)No. 7 – Sam Houston State (7-10-1, 5-5-1 SLC)No. 8 – Stephen F. Austin (8-10, 5-6 SLC) FRISCO, Texas – Following the last regular season games and resulting tie-breakers, the seeds and bracket for the 2019 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament have been finalized. No. 2 seed Northwestern State will square off with Sam Houston State in that opening match. NSU tied defending tournament champion Abilene Christian with an 8-2-1 mark in regular-season conference play, but the Lady Demons earned the tie-breaker as the only Southland team to defeat Lamar on the season.last_img read more


first_imgEL TIGRE TERRIBLE FLIES LATE WIN $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER FUENTES; TRAINED BY MILLER, HE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF IN 55.78 RACE IS BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIERARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Last turning for home in a field of 11 juveniles, trainer Peter Miller’s El Tigre Terrible hugged the rail throughout and split horses in the shadow of the wire to nail his stablemate Bulletproof One by a head in a thrilling finish to Sunday’s $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden for the first time by Ruben Fuentes, El Tigre Terrible got five furlongs on turf and survived a jockey’s claim of foul from Edwin Maldonado for interference in deep stretch.With Greg’s Diva and Alfie Solomons ensuring blazing splits of 20.76 and 43.99, El Tigre Terrible was content to make one run, and he made it count.“I had never been on this horse, not even in the morning,” said Fuentes, who inherited the mount when regular rider Joe Talamo committed to riding in New York today.  “They were going so quick up front that he settled on his own.  I saved ground at the rail and we had a dream trip.  It opened up and he finished strong. I didn’t think we bothered the other horse.”A first condition allowance winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt at Del Mar Sept. 1, El Tigre Terrible, a California-bred colt by Smiling Tiger, was trying turf for the first time in his fifth career start and paid $49.20, $21.20 and $12.20 while off at 23-1.Owned by Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig, El Tigre Terrible, by virtue of his win, is now eligible for a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.“I felt like one of my horses was going to win, both of them ran super and we couldn’t be prouder of the horses,” said Miller.  “It was one of those last minute entries.  It was about 10 o’clock in the morning before entries closed and I called Nick (Cosato, with Slam Dunk Racing) and said ‘Hey, I think we should take a shot.  If I owned the horse, I would do it.’  He said ‘go ahead,’ and lightning struck.“Ruben is a great young rider and a great young kid.  I’ve been riding him more and with rides like this, we will be riding him even more.”El Tigre Terrible, who is out of the Hold That Tiger mare King City Kitty, garnered his first stakes win and he now has three wins from overall five starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, his earnings zoomed to $118,300.The lone filly in the lineup, Bulletproof One was full of run around the turn and had to wait for room prior to making what appeared to be the winning move, but she couldn’t quite hold off the winner while finishing a half length in front of speedy Greg’s Diva.Off at 5-1, Bulletproof One paid $7.60 and $5.00.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Greg’s Diva was off at 6-1 and paid $5.40 while finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of 5-2 favorite Ginobili.last_img read more

Asier Benito bets on the Cup

first_imgLa Ponferradina will face two games in five days, since after the Cup it will be time to travel to Malaga to dispute a new day of League. As in the previous tie, Bolo has planned a ‘mini-concentration’ and the team will travel directly from Zaragoza to the Costa del Sol without going through Ponferrada, a circumstance that also serves to make a group, as Asier assured: “We have very good vibes in the team and in these concentrations you spend so much time together that friendship grows. The worst of the other was the traffic jam we had, which made us arrive in Almeria at twelve at night, but it is no excuse, because in the end we managed to win. ” LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 9, 2020 After getting four points in the league against the first two classified and accumulate four games without losingAsier Benito believes that La Deportiva has overcome the bump why it happened in November and December: “There will always be bad streaks during the league. We were five games without winning, but we also added points, they were not all defeats. In the end we continue as usual, being first and foremost a team, and that helped us to return to the path of victories. ” La Deportiva final preparation for the tie Thirty-second round of the Copa del Rey that this Saturday will measure the Berciano team toThe CD Ebro in Zaragoza. After eliminating the Peña Deportiva in the first round, the blue and whites want to move on in the KO tournament with the possibility of receiving a First Division team in El Toralín in the next round.This was expressed Asier Benito, that went beyond and He affirmed that “what we want is to continue passing qualifiers so that we can play a powerful team of Primera and, why not, eliminate him”. The Basque striker is confident that the Ponferradina is not trusted before a rival of inferior category: “We will face a Second B team that will look forward and eager. They are always dangerous, but we will try to make a serious game like in Ibiza to pass the round ”. The blue and white team will train this Friday for the last time before embarking on a trip to Zaragoza and, at the end of the work session, Bolo will give the list of summoned for both parties, in which presumably Oscar Sielva and Carlos Bravo will not be injured.“If we can take advantage of the fact that Malaga is to other things, the better”Asier Benito also talked about next Tuesday’s game against Málaga, which is going through convulsive moments after the sheikh removed Víctor Sánchez from the bench of La Rosaleda. The Basque striker of Deportiva said that “Surely there is the movidita thing, but we go to ours. It will be a difficult game, because Málaga is a great team, but we will try to win as we did in Almeria. If we can take advantage of them being aware of other things, the better. ”The blue and white expedition will depart this Friday from Ponferrada to Zaragoza by road and on Sunday will catch an Ave bound for Malaga. After the League match, the return will be by plane to the airport of Santiago de Compostela and, later, again by bus to the Berciana capital.last_img read more

Bencic, Vekic, Pliskova and Kerber, go ahead; Muchova, home

first_imgAngelique Kerber (17th) didn’t undergo to do away with the Australian Priscilla Hon, which she beat by a cushty 6-3 and 6-2 in 72 minutes. The German added seven breaks and dominated with 73% of first serves inside. Within the subsequent part, Italian Camila Giorgi is ready for her, who beat Russian Kuznetsova (6-3 and 6-1). Kiki Bertens (ninth) didn’t must undergo an excessive amount of to beat the Australian visitor Arina Rodionova, who received 6-3 and 7-5 in 1h: 26. The Dutch produced 3 times as many winners as her rival (25-8) and uploaded extra to the online. He’ll face Kazakh Diyas, who appealed to Russian Blinkova (4-6, 6-3 and 6-4).Simona Halep was not sophisticated in any respect life in opposition to the British Harriet Dart, which beat 6-2 and 6-Four in 77 minutes. The Romanian performed with stability and safety, and solely the second set was confused slightly halfway, after beginning with a 5-1 and dropping three straight video games. His victory didn’t actually jeopardize and he’ll collide on Saturday with the Kazakh Putintseva, who eradicated American Collins (6-4, 2-6 and 7-5). Who won’t be with the most effective shall be one other Czech, Karolina Muchova (20th), who was stunned by Catherine Bellis (double 6-Four in 1h: 23). The 20-year-old and 600th-ranked American made a containment train and broke her opponent’s service 3 times. On Saturday he’ll cross the Belgian Elise Mertens (16th), who beat the British Watson 6-3 and 6-0.Outcomes of the ladies’s crew of the Australian Open. The principle favorites of the Australian Open, with few exceptions, don’t fail up to now. This Thursday, Bencic, Vekic, Pliskova, Kerber and Halep certified for the third spherical, whereas Muchova, a kind of exceptions, has fallen in opposition to Bellis.The Swiss Belinda Bencic (sixth favourite) contained the impetuous Jelena Ostapenko, champion of Roland Garros in 2017 (double 7-5 in 1h: 41), which had by no means fallen in a Grand Slam within the second part (it did a number of occasions within the first part). Bencic endured effectively the 36 profitable blows of the Latvian who, true to her sport to all or nothing, added 37 unforced errors. The very fact is that together with his assault tennis he had choices in each units, however the tranquility of the Swiss prevailed. Now it will likely be measured with Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit who received 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1 for Sara Sorribes.Donna Vekic (19th) continues to take steps ahead within the massive tournaments. After being a quarterfinalist prior to now US Open, desires to go far additionally in Melbourne. For them he received the long-lived French Alize Cornet, who participated for the 53rd time in the principle draw of a serious. The Croatian received 6-4 and 6-2 in 1h: 31 and shall be measured in third spherical to the Polish Iga Swiatek, who stunned Carla Suárez (6-3 and 7-5). Vekic was way more aggressive than his rival and broke the serve 5 occasions.Karolina Pliskova (2nd) appeared at Rod Laver Area with preliminary doubts in opposition to Germany’s Laura Siegemund, which began with benefit, however then noticed how the Czech’s stable and highly effective tennis was imposed (double 6-Three in 1h: 26). With a balanced stability between punching and precision, Karolina dominated and will now meet the Russian Pavlyuchenkova, who received 7-5 and 7-6 (1) to the American Townsend.last_img read more

Muguruza returns to the top-20: “I don’t think how far I will go”

first_imgAmongst the enhancements of his sport, Muguruza highlights his managed bravery: “I am understanding how to select the second to be extra aggressive and get on the web.” On his subsequent rival Simona Halep, he says that “he’s very strong and has performed with nice consistency in recent times”. “It’s clear that I know Halep and the sport goes to be powerful, as a result of at this level anybody is troublesome. She is high and I will be ready.” And he doesn’t thoughts taking part in once more on Thursday, with no break day: “Taking part in tomorrow is ideal for me, that’s the calendar, and I don’t see it both good or dangerous.”When requested about the coincidence that Conchita Martínez, her coach, was the final Spanish to attain the semifinals, Garbiñe was a bit chilly: “I knew it, however I don’t think who was the final woman who reached the semifinals right here, I’m centered on my sport.” So centered is that when requested on the monitor if he knew who was going to play the semifinals, he mentioned no, though Halep had simply received Kontaveit there. Sure he celebrated with extra enthusiasm the entry of the Aragonese in the Tennis Corridor of Fame: “I discovered yesterday; it moved me and made me glad that Conchita was granted that honor, she deserves it.” “I don’t think so far, I don’t surprise how far I will go. No matter occurs, it’s a good event. I hope to smile later, however it’s being excellent”Garbiñe mentioned at the press convention after his victory. “I have gone from much less to extra, I had to get better and I am very pleased with my evolution,” mentioned the tennis participant born in Venezuela, who’s in her bubble, remoted similar to when Wimbledon received in 2017. “Since the begin of the event I am centered on doing every part attainable to be on high. I am fortunate to have been in these circumstances different instances and I know I have to be calm, “he acknowledged. He additionally analyzed the final two years of his profession, which weren’t so profitable: “To say that I was in a coma is a bit sturdy. That I was not so good as in earlier years, I do see that. There are occasions if you endure as a participant and issues are usually not going so nicely. You simply have to be affected person, endure and are available again once more. “ Thanks to his victory in the Australian Open quarter towards the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Garbiñe Muguruza returns to the top-20 of the girls’s world rating after being out of it 30 weeks and reaching the first Grand Slam of the yr with out being the head of the sequence. The Spanish, who defended the quarters of final yr, got here to the event as quantity 32 and together with her go to the semifinals has risen 12 locations. He may climb eight extra if he wins the title on Saturday in Melbourne. If it reaches the ultimate it will be the 16th.last_img read more

The impudence of Ansu Fati revives Barça

first_imgGoals1-0, 29 ‘: Ansu Fati, 2-0, 31 ‘: Ansu Fati, 2-1, 91 ‘: Rochina ChangesHernâni (59 ‘, Gonzalo Melero), Foreman (59 ‘, Morales), Sergi Roberto (70 ‘, Griezmann), Enis Bardhi (79 ‘, Nikola Vukcevic), Arthur Melo (79 ‘, Frenkie De Jong), Ricard Puig (86 ‘, Ansu Fati) Seated the center of the field and the rear, the rest was a matter of Messi, who had half an hour of scandal. He overflowed in the band, created in the center and finished, without luck, on end. And also, he has found in Ansu Fati a partner. That is no small thing. To be a member of Messi it is not enough to be sensational, you have to have that intangible that makes His Majesty bless you. And there is Ansu Fati. Probably, Ansu is not the best player who has played with Leo, as Pedro was not, but an outbreak emerges.With a Barça intense in pressure and well organized in the withdrawal, the first part was great for those of Setién, who only missed a fang in the area to kill the game. Griezmann moved and arrived clearly, but failed to face the boarding schools of an unleashed Semedo who even shot the crossbar in one of the best first parts that are reminded of Blaugrana. Barça de Setién is a teenager who is in a process of growth that could be summed up in the performance of Ansu Fati, another project as uncontrollable as promising, which decided the duel against Levante with two goals for Barça to win 2- 1 and follow the wake of Real Madrid in a game that had everything. A first part to get excited and a second in which the Blaugrana lost control again of a game that they had sentenced and were entrusted to their goalkeeper to end up asking for the time. CardsReferee: Adrián Cordero VegaVAR Referee: José Luis Munuera MonteroPique (64 ‘, Yellow) Sunrise (64 ‘, Yellow From the hand of Semedo, Griezmann and, especially, Ansu, Barça regained verticality with a Messi acting as quarterback and distributing passes that the young 17-year-old took the opportunity to score two goals in two minutes when he exceeded half an hour MatchThe Camp Nou, which once again had a very weak entrance, once again believed.With the match perfectly on track, it was up to Barcelona to pass the subject of defending with the ball, killing the game and not letting Levante create doubts. That matter that displeased Setién in certain passages of the match against Leganés last Thursday. And he suspended again.Based on patience, Barça wanted to dominate the game waiting for the ball to reach Ansu or Messi to give the final peck before a Levante who had the opportunity to shorten distances at a time when Barça left the game after a take out neutral. Rochina, with everything in favor sent the ball to the clouds.From there, Levante saw that Barça was weak behind and Ter Stegen had to show off against Morales. The Blaugrana failed to sleep the duel and the Blaugrana team relied their luck on the German goalkeeper, who in the 66th minute avoided Hernani’s goal. By then, Piqué had already seen the yellow that gave the feeling of being looking for since the beginning of the game.To try to settle the Blaugrana game, Sergi Roberto entered by Griezmann and Arthur by De Jong while the home team, Messi became obsessed with scoring and Ansu for completing the triplet, while those of Paco López did not give up and continued to test the goalkeeper German, who had more work than Aitor.Barcelona was unable to maintain its goal to zero before the siege of visitors and Rochina, in the discount put the scare on the body of the Culés by scoring from the front the goal that deserved a brave Levante that ended up making him suffer a club that continues to grow as the teenager Ansu, who clung to continue chasing Madrid. After Madrid’s victory against Atlético al Barça he had three options left in his match against Levante: win the whole season in a plan to follow, fail or win, convincing that Setién’s bet has a course. Everything stayed halfway. They are on the road, but cooking is missing. As in adolescence.By virtue of experiencing the trial-error system, Setién seems to be hitting the key that is neither more nor less than an ambitious version of the previous concept. Before Levante it is not that he maintained the defense of four forgetting the three centrals, but that he even opted in defense for a double pivot in defense with Rakitic supporting Busquets to cover any attempt of Levante to go against it.last_img read more

Medina: “Muguruza, Martínez or Soler also got us to be in Budapest”

first_imgThe captain of the Spanish Federation Cup staff, Anabel Medina, has ensured that you’ve gamers like Garbiñe Muguruza, María José Martínez or Silvia Soler They’ve also contributed to Spain having achieved this Saturday, with the victory of Carla Suárez towards the Japanese Kurumi Nara (6-1, 6-3), the go to the Remaining Section of the competitors.“For a very long time we needed to be in Budapest. We’ve labored lots, each the individuals who have been right here and the individuals who have been in different qualifiers, akin to María José -Martinez-, Garbiñe -Muguruza- or Silvia Soler; All of them have been a part of the staff that has made us in Budapest. I’m merely the captain, with out them this is able to not be doable, so thanks very a lot, women, “he informed Teledeporte after Carla Suárez’s recreation. As well as, he highlighted the victory of Sara Sorribes over Naomi Osaka (6-0, 6-3) in the primary level of the tie as a key to signing such a snug go (3-0). “Yesterday ended some not very nice sensations And far of it was Sara’s fault, as a result of she made an ideal recreation for her to really feel that approach. It was the aim, “he stated.” That time was superimportant; Going to sleep with that 2-Zero gave us added peace of thoughts. That as we speak has not jumped on the observe is a response to the great work we’ve got completed all through the week. Carla has closed very effectively, “he continued.Lastly, Medina highlighted the ambiance all through the week at La Manga Membership. “That’s the essence of the Federation Cup. Enjoying at dwelling you realize that you should have all the general public in your favor and as we speak has been a transparent instance. The bleachers full up, the individuals supporting … That is what we’d need in every match we play, what we had in Cartagena, “he concluded.last_img read more

Sterling: “Racism in football has become something normal”

first_img“I cleaned the bathrooms of the hotels where my mother worked to help as much as we could with my sister” 7 How was it and how is Nadine?My mother is the person who gives me the greatest motivation, someone whom I see as the definition of hard work. He has taught me to fight for what I want and for what I need, so he is the first person I can think of when I think of motivation.What does he say now that he is a top player?It is a vital influence, especially at the beginning of my career, when I wanted it to be closer to the goal. It’s something I always used to ‘stick with’. She is brutally honest with me and that is the most important thing in football today, having people who tell you the truth and not what you want to hear, who tell you exactly the way things are. And that is what my mother does.You and your sister helped you by cleaning the bathrooms of the hotels where you worked.Then we saw our mother working and we saw nothing strange, it was part of our daily lives and we tried to make her life as easy as possible. We tried to help her as much as we could. He was a mischievous boy and they passed him from normal school to the Vernon House Special, where there were three teachers for six boys. One of the teachers, Chris Beschi, told him with ten years that if he continued like this at 17 he would be in jail or playing for England. In the end he was right …I wouldn’t say exactly to jail, but you could see with the behavior that over time one thing leads to another. Although at that time I was not in a very bad place, if you continue to be like that, little by little, in a couple of years, that is the direction you are going, so it was a bit of a wake-up call for me. But, I say it once again, having the opportunity to play football helped me greatly … Especially in London, which is a place where you can get distracted because many things happen, but I always had football to get me out of trouble and keep me as I shouldWhat was the worst thing you did?In a game in which I was expelled, I was throwing stones at the field and did not play in a couple of weeks. I definitely think that was the worst.I have read many things, so … How many children do you have?That is one of the things that people usually speculate about, but I have a daughter and two sons.What do they represent in your life and in your career?Football takes up a lot of your life, but at the end of the day, when things get tough or hard, they are the ones that make you happy. Seeing your children is possibly the most important part of your day. They put aside everything that is happening outside and you can block it, so when you go home everything seems perfect. Now my son Thiago is three years old and when I finish a game and I don’t say it, he tells me and explains exactly who has done it, so I have to make sure to score because otherwise my son will remember me for the next four hours. “The problem is not that I bought in Primark, but that everyone knows what I earn and says that I am not allowed to buy where I want” “My daughter likes to joke and sing Salah’s songs”center_img Raheem Shaquille Sterling (Jamaica, 25 years old) He speaks in this second installment of his talk about Madrid-City with AS in Manchester about his difficult childhood, his family, racism or the harsh criticism of the media. The girl is a fan of Liverpool and Salah.(Laughs). He has my personality and likes to joke and sing the songs of Mo Salah. He knows the rivalry between Liverpool and City, so he’s always singing his songs and trying to sting me, but it’s because it’s his personality.He has shown great commitment in the fight against racism, something he has suffered from the stands and even the media. Is it something you’ve even got used to?Yes, today is one of those things that has become normal in football. It is more than normal now to see a player leave the field. It’s sad to see it, but it’s something that I don’t think is being taken seriously enough. People say yes, but you can see it every month, it’s the same on all sides. I think that if it were other issues, such as people talking about the sexuality of others, it would be taken much more seriously than if you talk about someone’s skin color.He has been criticized even for buying in Primark …Exactly, but the problem is not that I bought in Primark, but you can’t let everyone know what I earn and say that I am not allowed to buy where I want because I earn that. They are surprised and start talking about where I buy. Why the “Shaquille” in your name?When my mother was giving me the name, my grandmother tried to have that one by Shaquille O’Neal. My grandmother lived in the United States and wanted me to be called like him.Your father was shot in Jamaica when you were two years old. How has this event influenced your life?It is something difficult whenever I remember it, but at the same time it is something I can always come back to and that motivates me to keep giving everything and keep fighting for the best. With five years you do not know what is happening, so when you grow up you start asking questions and your mother explains everything that happened. There you understand how hard it must have been for her, my brothers and sisters.Did football help you overcome it?Football is one of those things where I could get distracted and have fun, laugh, sweat and, regardless of the weather, it was something I could do, love and appreciate. Did you even dream of playing at Etihad or Wembley, a stadium very close to your childhood home?Playing in those stadiums was a dream in my beginnings. These are things you can only dream of, look at Wembley and think that hopefully one day you will have the opportunity to play there. Playing in Wembley was my first dream and my first love.last_img read more

Cristiano is in quarantine and does not return to Italy

first_img7 “Cristiano Ronaldo has not been trained and remains in Madeira awaiting events with the current health emergency.” With this concise phrase within the information of his training this Wednesday, Juventus confirmed that, at the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo will not be able to return to Italy.The Portuguese soccer player traveled to Madeira on March 9 for the second time in a few days to visit his mother, Dolores Aveiro, who suffered a stroke earlier this month. At that point, CONI had already decided to suspend all sport at the national level due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and Cristiano had played his last game so far, Juventus-Inter. The Portuguese received permission from the club to travel and has been in Madeira for three days. More than I expected. His mother, according to the Italian press, is practically recovered but until the situation in Italy improves the striker will remain in his hometown, Funchal, along with the rest of his family.Cristiano Ronaldo will remain on the island until confirming the positivity of his companion’s Covid-19ñTeam member Daniele Rugani.Miguel Albuquerque, president of the regional government of Madeira, has stated that it cannot speak of this situation for reasons of data protection. “This situation is adequately analyzed and at this time I guarantee that there is no possibility of infection“the president has said.On the other hand, Pedro Ramos, regional secretary of Health, added that “the athlete and his family are asymptomatic“.A canceled flightAs reported yesterday by the Turin newspaper Tuttosport, Cristiano Ronaldo received special permission to return to Italy on a private flight from Portugal and was expected for training this Thursday in Vinovo, in which he will not participate. Since Wednesday, after Rugani tested positive for Covid-19, the Juventino club is in quarantine.last_img read more