New Orleans and Central Arkansas Receive Southland Institutional Awards

first_imgUCA snapped Houston Baptist University four-year claim to this award and joins other previous winners McNeese, Northwestern State and former Southland member Oral Roberts. FRISCO, Texas – The University of New Orleans earned the Southland Strong Community Service Award for the 2019-20 academic year, while the University of Central Arkansas received the league’s Academic Performance Award. Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett announced the winners during last week’s Advisory Council meetings and both schools will be recognized as part of the inaugural Southland Virtual Awards Ceremony tonight at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live. For the 2018-19 academic year, UCA had eight teams post perfect 1,000 APR scores, and had a 990 average score for all 18 programs. For the four-year period of 2015-16 through 2018-19, UCA averaged 986 with four programs recording perfect scores.   “This accomplishment reflects our work over multiple years, so many are deserving of credit,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “It reflects the hard work of our student-athletes and the commitment of our coaches, but it also reflects the commitment of all UCA faculty and staff in our university community.  All this effort and support led us to this accolade. We are proud of our student-athletes and proud to be a part of the Southland Conference family.” Central Arkansas claimed the Southland’s Institutional Academic Performance Award, which is presented annually to the member institution compiling the highest APR average based on a seven-point scale and percentage calculation. UCA captured 71 percent of the maximum accumulated points the institution could receive, based on the number of conference sports in which UCA participates. This award included the four-year APR averages from 2015-16 through 2018-19. UCA is the first public Southland Conference university to win the academic performance award in five years.center_img The Southland Strong Community Service Award is presented to the institution whose Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) exhibited exceptional community service. Among the Privateers service this year, they participated in an initiative called #NOLAsTeam is Blessed to be a Blessing. SAAC partnered with the local non-profit organization called Blessed to be a Blessing and pledge to donate 504 (the New Orleans area code) “Blessing Bags” to the homeless. SAAC strategized on the contents of each bag, that included some fresh water, snacks, personal toiletries, a new pair of socks and a hand-written inspirational note in each bag. They coordinated collection of the items, organized bag-packing parties and two different downtown delivery dates. All 178 members of SAAC, along with various coaches and administrators, contributed to this initiative. The UNO SAAC plans to continue its relationship with Blessed to be a Blessing and the New Orleans Mission to continue to help the homeless population in the future. “You never know where people come from and their story,” said Nicole Broussard, UNO SAAC President. “It was really humbling to see the appreciation they had for us. I appreciate them because they have impacted my life, permanently. All the student-athletes talked about how good it made them feel to go out and help people, so I hope it has a lasting impact on them at this university.”last_img read more

EDDIE D STAKES QUOTES-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES     FLAVIEN PRAT, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER: “We had a good trip. He broke well and there were two horses that were off quicker than us, so we sort of sat in behind them. When we had the opening in the stretch, he gave me a good kick.(On the pace): It’s a five furlong race, so you don’t expect it to be slow at all.”     JOEL ROSARIO, EDDIE HASKELL, SECOND: “Yeah, he did (finish well). He tried really hard, just got beat by another fast horse. Second best, but he pulled his own.”(On the future for Eddie Haskell) “He tried really hard, and he’s a good horse, so we’ll see where they will go next”.TRAINER QUOTES     PHILIP D’AMATO, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER: “Flavien had it in mind to stay at the back coming out of the jock’s room so I told him to play the break; to go suicidal in 21 is never a good thing, so I just told him to do what he thought was best and he got him in a nice spot in the pocket, found a hole there at the top of the lane and exploded through.“For turf horses, San Luis Rey Downs is a great place. They can get plenty fit down there and he really likes it there and he will probably go back down there.”OWNER QUOTES     NICK ALEXANDER, EDDIE D, WINNER: “When you see the Cal-breds fall out and you see them broken, then see them at the track, you never know which is going to be a good and one which one is not. This guy was nothing special for his first couple races on the dirt, broke his maiden on the dirt just barely, and when we switched to the turf he was a different horse.“Phil D’ Amato has done an unbelievable job with this horse. He has only run 14 times, he’s six years old, so in between races he’s really done a lot to help him.“Pee Wee Reese was the captain of the Dodgers and he was the one who befriended Jackie (Robinson) when he was first with the Dodgers. Pee Wee was part of the solution to get everyone to play together…that is why I named the horse after him.               NOTES: The winning owner is Nick Alexander who resides in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Klopp says Mourinho was ‘desperate’ for Prem return as he welcomes back old foe

first_imgJURGEN KLOPP has revealed Jose Mourinho was “desperate” to get back to the Premier League as the Liverpool boss welcomed back his old foe.The Liverpool boss laughed as he welcomed back the new Tottenham chief to the league.3 Klopp has revealed old foe Mourinho was ‘desperate’ to return to the PremCredit: Reuters3 Klopp and Mourinho have infamously clashed down the yearsCredit: EPAKlopp claimed it was clear how keen Mourinho was to come back to England while adding his shock at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking.The German chuckled as he said: “Welcome back, Jose. It’s nice to have him back.”He was desperate, you can see that from the time he was not in.”But on the other side it shows how quick things change with Mauricio. Five months ago we played in the Champions League final, now he is on holiday.”He can enjoy it now. He did a brilliant job at Tottenham and was an outstanding coach.”I really enjoyed the games we played against each other.”When I heard it first I could not really believe it. But that’s how it is.”It will not last long and then he will be back.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMeanwhile, after sealing his return to the Premier League with Spurs, Mourinho revealed 700 people text him congratulations, including his old Manchester United boss Ed Woodward.Mourinho said it was “curious” to see so many United officials showing him “respect” now after the manner of his dismissal.MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One will now have to work under Daniel Levy – a fact that doesn’t worry him one jot.Mourinho revealed: “I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that.”It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”3Man Utd boss Solskjaer says it’s great to have Mourinho back and shrugs off threat of Pochettinolast_img read more

Thanks Prince Harry, but no thanks!

first_imgWhen I heard the news that Prince Harry was to become Patron of the Rugby Football League I genuinely had to check that it wasn’t April 1st.I find it absolutely astonishing that we have quietly accepted at the apex of our sport someone who has never shown a scrap of interest in Rugby League and whose second home genuinely appears to be Twickenham. The Rugby Football Union will have found this development hilarious.It is not unreasonable for the Queen, at the age of 90, to be reducing her commitments. But, as far as Rugby League is concerned, these don’t appear to have been particularly onerous.As a boy, I remember her presenting the Challenge Cup to Wakefield Trinity’s Derek Turner in 1960. I recall her opening BARLA’s office in Huddersfield during 1990, but during the last quarter of a century I genuinely struggle to bring to mind the involvement of the Queen or any other member of the Royal Family with important Rugby League occasions.Indeed, they have frequently been notable by their absence.Where were they, for example, when England played New Zealand at Wembley Stadium in the semi-final of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and two Commonwealth countries contested the Final at Old Trafford?Where were they when the same two Commonwealth countries fought it out at Anfield, Liverpool, in the 2016 Four Nations Final? The similar absence of the Royals from a rugby union international at Twickenham would lead to nothing less than a constitutional crisis.Throughout my time involved in Rugby League I have always had a feeling of great unease about the sport’s continuing desire to seek acceptance by the Establishment, despite the fact that, all through our history, we have been treated with nothing less than contempt by that Establishment.I see it in the constant quest for recognition of the game within our honours system and cringe when, after extensive lobbying on their behalf, we are proclaiming the rarity of some deserving soul from Rugby League being on their knees in front of a minor Royal, receiving one of the lower-level conferments.Despite my strong support for the student game, I see it in our copying of such Establishment concepts as the Varsity Match. In particular I see it in the game’s constant desire to get attention, no matter how fleeting, from the Royal Family.How long will it take for the game to get the rather obvious message that they are not really interested in Rugby League and would probably rather prefer it if we all quietly went away?I find our constant scratching around for such recognition not just embarrassing, but a complete contradiction of the history of a sport which has been rooted, from its very birth, in being proudly anti-Establishment.We didn’t particularly choose this position but, when the Establishment denied what appeared to be basic rights and reasonable demands way back in 1895, Rugby League took the only possible honourable route.From the word go that Establishment did their level best to destroy the sport. But history records not a scrap of effort from our Patron or any of the Royal Family to mitigate the efforts being made by their union friends to do all in their power to kill league.If they had any real interest in decent sporting values and Rugby League, our Royal Family were in a unique position to quietly do something behind the scenes about both union’s bans and proscriptions and, in particular, the disgraceful outlawing of league within the armed forces.In their numerous attendances at England/France union internationals, how many times did the Vichy ban on league get a mention? It is a pretty good bet that the answer is never. The simple fact is that it suited our Royals to do absolutely nothing, even in respect of such quite shameful events.But we continue to believe that, somehow, despite everything our history tells us, these folk will finally come over.The Denny Solomona issue isn’t an aberration but, frankly, par for the course. Without going into the ins and outs of the case it is the most recent reminder of union’s arrogance and disregard for basic decorum when they are dealing with those they clearly regard as their poor relations.And with our new Patron occupying a similar role with the Rugby Football Union – who have been interestingly but unsurprisingly silent on Solomona – do we honestly believe he might act as an honest broker in cases of cross-code conflict? Not a chance! His background and instincts put him solidly and firmly in the union camp.I don’t know the practicalities involved in a polite refusal of an offer of Royal Patronage, but I hope it might not be too late for the RFL to give this matter a little more thought.The Royal Family surely take advice in terms of the appropriateness of suggesting the Patronage of a particular member and, in such circumstances, bearing in mind Prince Harry’s infatuation with union, it is difficult to avoid the feeling of some actual mischief afoot in respect of his nomination.And, in saying a courteous ‘thank you but no thank you’ to Prince Harry’s patronage, let’s use Her Majesty’s retirement as Patron to call an end to this ludicrous cap-doffing once and for all and turn our treatment as Establishment outcasts into a solid virtue.Rather than cosying up to the established order, let’s be proud of being born on the wrong side of the blanket, be proud of the principles we have historically fought for and properly project our game as standing for something different.last_img read more

The ten unsolved problems inherited by the next mayor of Madrid

first_imgSome go away and others come. These that don’t change are the facets that almost all divulge to Madrid. They’re a dozen, not all, and make up an unenviable legacy for the new governing staff of the Consistory of the capital.Manuela Carmena, Esperanza Aguirre, Begoña Villacís or Antonio Miguel Carmona? Assembly the inheritor, as the politicians would say, of Ana Botella at the head of the Consistory of Madrid, is barely 4 days away. In what there isn’t a hesitation and certainty is that the next ruler of the capital will inherit a capital debt and a legacy of problems that continues to depreciate the well-being of Madrid, in keeping with themselves, the inhabitants of the Villa, transmitted to the governing staff that claims goodbye to the CentroCentro of the Plaza de Cibeles.Did they transmit? Sure. They did it by a Survey on High quality of Life in the Metropolis of Madrid, work introduced in 2013 and ready by Tecel Estudios for the Metropolis Council of Madrid, Consistory whose spokesmen have refused to ratify whether or not or not there was one other consultant pattern latest.Silence by response or administrative silence, doesn’t forestall neighborhood associations, unions and client organizations consulted by the Madrid Economist comply with ratify that at current, “apart from some change in the place in the rating”, the ten plagues are ratified of their dangerous want to cut back sleep in Madrid.The dangerous decalogue was, is … and can it proceed to be ?, built-in by unemployment and work-related facets, air pollution, safety, visitors, cleansing the metropolis, the scarcity of life, housing , noise, financial disaster and the scarcity of public transport.Unemployment and work42.8% of respondents didn’t hesitate to level out unemployment and work-related facets as the important drawback in Madrid, a metropolis by which the Consistory estimated, in April, 225,164 the quantity of individuals dwelling in the capital and missing a job.By age, they had been these registered in Madrid between the ages of 45 and 49, with 31,870 individuals counted, the most affected by unemployment. The radiography doesn’t make a lot distinction in phrases of intercourse -116,291 ladies and 108,873 men- and divulges that the group most affected by unemployment was the one made up of staff in the catering, private, safety and gross sales companies, with 50,417 unemployed.The unemployment registered in Madrid in April 2015, was, in keeping with districts and neighborhoods, the following: Middle, 10,156 unemployed (5,432 males and 4,724 ladies), Arganzuela, 9,575 (4,479 and 5,096), Retirement, 5,584 (2,513 and three,071), Salamanca, 6,504 (2,818 and three,686), Chamartín, 6,148 (2,762 and three,386), Tetouan, 11,294 (5,427 and 5,867), Chamberí, 6,632 (3,035 and three,597), Fuencarral-El Pardo, 12,029 (5,460 and 6,569), Moncloa- Aravaca, 5,491 (2,532 and a pair of,959), Latina, 18,225 (9,118 and 9,107), Carabanchel, 21,352, (10,552 and 10,800), Usera, 12,471 (6,169 and 6,302), Puente de Vallecas, 23,974 (12,274 and 11,700), Moratalaz, 6,938 (3,282 and three,656), Ciudad Lineal, 14,842 (7,186 and seven,656), Hortaleza, 10,273 (4,758 and 5,515), Villaverde 14,410 (7,248 and seven,162), Villa de Vallecas, 8,965 (4,097 and 4,868), Vicálvaro, 5,811 (2,761 and three,050), San Blas-Canillejas, 11,914 (5,765 and 6,149) and Barajas, 2,576 (1,520 and 1,371).Having learn the above, it’s no shock that neighborhood associations, unions and client organizations ratify that, regardless of the time that has elapsed, unemployment and work-related facets stay the important drawback of Madrid residents.Air pollutionA truism, signed by the European Atmosphere Company (Aema), an company of the European Union: “Air air pollution damages human well being and the setting.” And one query, does the cited one proceed to be reissued in Madrid? “Sure”, sentences 23.8% of the inhabitants of the capital.And what invoice ought to the villagers pay for the results of what has been known as berets, which is mistaken, they are saying in the Pink Cross Spain, “one of the important environmental problems of in the present day, succesful of inflicting our nation 16,000 untimely deaths a yr, ten occasions greater than the annual visitors accident mortality. ““In recent times,” reply in Pink Cross Spain, “air air pollution has been one of the important answerable for the respiratory problems, particularly in youngsters, have skyrocketed; thus, bronchial asthma, allergic reactions, bronchitis or respiratory tract infections have been experiencing vital progress amongst the inhabitants. ” The Pink Cross Spain spokesmen underline that in city areas “the results of excessive climate circumstances act along with air pollution, whose publicity is already an vital danger issue.” Vital or crucial? “Mortality in cities with excessive ranges of air pollution exceeds between 15 and 20% that recorded in cleaner cities,” reply in the Pink Cross Spain.SafetySafety, with 19% of solutions, occupied third place on the podium of the problems that undermine the well-being of Madrid. The least unhealthy of the drawback is that there was a common lower in crime in the capital. In complete, in keeping with information from the Secretary of State for Safety, Nationwide Police and Civil Guard, 55,092 reported crimes occurred in the first three months of 2015, an quantity that represented 4.6% lower than in 2014. The setback is pushed for the discount of violent crime (19.1%), robberies (20.1%) and robberies with drive (14.4%). Total, in the Group of Madrid, 15,647 complaints of robberies had been recorded throughout the first quarter of the present yr, a magnitude that interprets into about 145 every day newspapers amongst 6.5 million inhabitants of the area. Site visitorsThe much less assume that it’s an city legend and that there are cities with extra congested visitors. Others, together with 19.27% ​​of respondents, reaffirm that the circulation in the capital stays a plague. Ready for the new managers of the Consistory to determine whether or not or to not increase the Residential Precedence Space (APR), in different phrases, ready to know whether or not or to not give circulation to the circulation in different areas -Cuts, Ambassadors … -, RACC analysts endorse that Madrid was, in the first half of 2014, “the Spanish metropolis with the most hours misplaced in visitors jams”. Particularly, Madrid misplaced a mean of 13.7 hours in visitors jams in the first half of final yr.Avenue cleansingDenied bullfighting: sure there’s fifth unhealthy. At the very least that’s how the residents of Madrid perceive it: 10.93% agreed to denounce that the cleanliness of the streets, squares and gardens of the capital was down. And from the previous to the current: Madrid, which is, in keeping with the newest survey carried out by the Group of Customers and Customers (OCU), “the fourth metropolis with the highest funds per inhabitant (74 euros) for city cleansing after Barcelona, ​​Getxo and Granada “, occupies, after Alcalá de Henares, the nowhere enviable place of being the second dirtiest metropolis in Spain.The authors of the examine, which analyze 60 cities – provincial capitals and huge cities -, conclude that the cleansing has worsened in these 4 years (2011-2014) “because of funds cuts.”Scarcity of lifeThe macroeconomy asserts that the annual variation price of the Client Value Index in Madrid in April 2015 was -0.5%, a share that was the similar as in the earlier month. It additionally ensures that the month-to-month variation of the CPI was 0.7%, in order that the collected inflation in 2015 stood at 0.2%. And the locals say that dwelling in Madrid is pricey, which is why 10.9% agreed to level out the price of life as the sixth main drawback in the capital.An extra instance of the malaise of Madrid was the rise, final April, of 8.3% of the costs of clothes and footwear, till its interannual price stood at 0.2%, a pattern that contrasts with the lower in costs of communications (0.1%) and an interannual variation of -3.4%.“Sure, Madrid is, after San Sebastián, and forward of Barcelona, ​​the second most costly capital in Spain,” the authors of an index powered by the Kelisto.es financial savings web site affirmed in Could 2014.dwelling placeWhether it is true that the financial disaster has pushed a lower in the value of housing, it is usually true that in Madrid the price of flats stays excessive, which is why I had a reserved place in the decalogue of the important problems of the metropolis. In the capital, “second-hand housing prices 2,211? / M2, 1.8% greater than in the earlier quarter,” says an evaluation of Fotocasa, an actual property portal that remembers that the aforementioned quarterly improve “is the first since 2007 “.The districts of the capital that rose the most had been: Centro, with 3,396 euros per sq. meter (5.8%), Moratalaz (2,003 euros, 3.4%), Fuencarral-El Pardo (2,681 euros, 2.8%), Chamberí (3,678 euros, 2.6%) and Chamartín (3,821 euros, 2.6%).The districts that had been cheaper had been San Blas (1,815 euros, -3.9%), Hortaleza (2,770 euros, -1,8%), Ciudad Lineal (2,262 euros, -1,7%), Vicálvaro (1,734, – 1.5%) and Barajas (2,439 euros, -1.3%).NoiseIs Madrid a loud metropolis? There is no such thing as a doubt that Spain is, after Japan, the second noisiest nation in the world, in keeping with the world rating of noisy cities ready in 2014 by the World Well being Group (WHO).Uncovered the earlier information, it’s appropriate to infer that if Madrid is the capital of the nation, it is usually of the acoustic contamination? 7.02% of Madrid stated that noise was nonetheless an issue. An evil that fell in the index of considerations, however that continues to have an effect on the high quality of life, as many of the inhabitants of the Villa reside every day with noise ranges above 65 decibels (dB), the most degree advisable by the WHO.A state of affairs that will current a burdensome invoice: “Overexposure to noise doesn’t solely contribute to listening to loss, however there’s scientific proof that exhibits that dwelling with excessive ranges of noise can favor the look of cardiovascular issues similar to hypertension, angina of chest or myocardial infarction “, is reviewed in the examine Noise and Listening to in Spain ready by Gaes.The disasterThe locals stated that the disaster, spiced up with the financial system, was an issue. And, though it occupies the pink lantern in the rating of evils (5.7%), we discuss with an issue that has claimed the closure of a whole bunch of outlets of all types and that has sunk 1000’s of locals in precariousness.“The penalties of job insecurity for staff and the unemployed are clear: nearly three-fourths of the staff surveyed have suffered work-related stress, 35% frequently,” is revealed in an OCU survey.In the aforementioned evaluation, 20% of staff contemplate that their work has a adverse impression on their well being and high quality of life, along with their household, private and social life. Ranges of stress, well being or happiness which might be a lot worse in the case of the unemployed. “Given the panorama portrayed, OCU analysts level out that solely higher preparation by coaching “can enhance working circumstances.” On this context, they keep in mind that “there’s nearly double unemployment amongst individuals with a low degree of training than amongst these with a excessive degree; and the greatest salaries are in these fields that require larger preparation.”Scarcity of public transportThe value of public transport fares was, with 5.9% of responses, the tenth main drawback of Madrid. What stays? On the following pages, though restricted to the value of the city bus ticket, you have got a wild card to seek out the reply.In the meantime, bear in mind some of the conclusions of a report from the OCU courting again to 2014: “In the final 10 years, the value of public transport has skyrocketed. Even contemplating the improve in the value of fuels, service will increase have been widespread and effectively above the CPI. “ Facade of the Madrid Metropolis Council. Picture: EFElast_img read more

Casemiro: “In the quarry I knew the values ​​of this club”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 He stressed, finally, that the youth players are “passionate about the first team game”. Casemiro appealed to his Madrid pride and the fact that he went through the white subsidiary. In an interview for the magazine Libero, the Brazilian midfielder He acknowledged that playing at Real Madrid is a dream for any player: “People ask me what it is like to play in Castilla and in the Real Madrid quarry. I always tell you that it is a dream for everyone to come. There are people who have signed for six million, for 80 million, for 50 million, for 45 … That is a dream for everyone, to come to Madrid as a star ”.center_img However, he wanted to review above all the importance for him had been part of “The Factory”: “I always say that, for me, it has been a pleasure and a great honor to be able to play in the Real Madrid quarry. I really enjoyed it because I knew the values ​​of this club ”. In this line, He pointed out what it is for a youth player to go through the lower categories from the merengue club: “Playing in the quarry, traveling by bus to Sabadell is knowing the other side, in quotes, the” ugly “side of football.”last_img read more

Victory of the Raptors and defeat of the Suns in the saddest day of the season

first_imgImage: Reuters ‘Double-double’ by Serge Ibaka with 12 points and 10 reboundsRicky Rubio could only contribute 5 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists The memory in all the fields of the late Kobe Bryant has marked the saddest day of the season in the NBA, in which Toronto Raptors have imposed on San Antonio Spurs (106-110) and Phoenix Suns have fallen against Memphis Grizzlies ( 114-109).Just a few hours after knowing the death of one of the best players in history, the NBA resumed its activity in several cities with a common denominator, the memory of Bryant with many visibly excited players and various gestures of remembrance.center_img One of them was that in all those fields the first two 24-second possessions were not played in memory of precisely the ’24’, one of the two numbers that the former Los Angeles Lakers player wore throughout his successful career. Players, coaches and fans standing applauded together to dismiss the great star of Philadelphia.With the ball already in play, the Raptors reaffirmed their great moment of form and added their seventh consecutive victory with good performances by Marc Gasol (8 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists) and Serge Ibaka (12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 thefts).A triple by Fred VanVleet and a theft of Kyle Lowry’s ball at the last minute sealed the tight victory of the Canadian team in San Antonio, where Pascal Siakam (35), brand new starter in the next ‘All Star’, left another great performance against to a DeMar DeRozan (14) who could not shine before his former teammates.On the other hand, Ricky Rubio added 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in the FedExForum, where the Suns fell in another very close final. Between ‘rookie’ Ja Morant (23), Dillon Brooks (20) and Jaren Jackson (20) allied to win the battle against Devin Booker (36) and Kelly Oubre (27).– STATISTICS OF SPANISH PLAYERS.MARC GASOL: 8 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.SERGE IBAKA: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.RICKY BLOND: 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.last_img read more

Greek Prime Minister asks Nikolaidis to save football

first_imgThe former head of AEK and Atlético de Madrid has already held a couple of meetings to assess the situation with the government team. Hellenic football is in a critical situation. Institutional leaders held a meeting with the representatives of the four large teams (Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, AEK and PAOK) to find the ways of a solution. The pressures and threats between them and the scandals do not cease. But the meeting served for very little. Mitsotakis and his team identify Nikolaidis as a charismatic and committed figure, who in the past did not hesitate to fight as a footballer against corruption. He came to clean up AEK as president and even raised the flag of the fight to end the power of the ultras.Nikolaidis, committed and combative.Strong, combative and not very malleable, Nikolaidis, precisely, also analyzed the disastrous situation of Greek football with AS. “All we have is talent, but we lack everything else,” he denounced. Mitsotakis would also recover with Nikolaidis the most golden history of Greek football as an emblem of that selection that was proclaimed champion of Europe in 2004. The Hellenic myth would be the strong man of the Federation that would carry out the change at all levels and that would be in charge to implement a sanitation plan with the approval of Gianni Infantino. Greek football continues to be mortally wounded. The escalation of scandals and the situation of permanent corruption denounced by many does not cease. Each day there is a new episode with which they have not been able to finish any of the measures, not even the use of foreign referees in some matches or the threat of suspension of the championship. Things do not change and the government tries to take action on the matter. A few days ago Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in the House of Representatives a threat of Grexit for your clubs, preventing them from participating in continental competitions to follow this situation. He warned that he would resort to the help of FIFA and UEFA to find a solution. But for that he needs an iron man and the chosen one, if he accepts, is Demis Nikolaidis.last_img read more

Djokovic reaches his 277 week as leader of the ATP ranking

first_img2. (2) RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) 9,395.3. (3) Roger Federer (SUI) 7.130.4. (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.045.5. (5) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890.6. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4.745.7. (7) Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,885.8. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,860.9. (9) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860.10. (10) David Goffin (BEL) 2,600.… / …12. (12) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2.360.30. (29) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 1.332.42. (42) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1,130.47. (48) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP) 1,025.51. (55) FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP) 953.58. (63) PABLO ANDUJAR (ESP) 887.88. (83) ROBERTO CARBALLÉS (ESP) 664.89. (84) ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH (ESP) 656.95. (87) JAUME MUNAR (ESP) 618. Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic stays at the high of the ATP world ranking forward of Spaniard Rafa Nadal after a week of transition with out adjustments between the high 20 positions of the classification.Djokovic, who recovered primary after successful the Australian Open, maintains a 325-point earnings over Nadal and each have greater than 2,000 of benefit over Roger Federer, who closes the podium on the listing.Additional, Spanish tennis retains a complete of ten gamers amongst the high 100 on the planet, with Roberto Bautista sustaining his twelfth place and Pablo Carreño shedding a place till being thirtieth.Classification of the ATP as of February 101. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720 factors.last_img read more

A more French Real Madrid

first_imgZidane is Frenching Madrid, giving it a French touch that could be even greater in the coming months. When relieving Benítez he found two compatriots, Benzema and Varane, while the community of his country in the current squad is formed by the two mentioned, Mendy Areola. It could be installed in summer Eduardo Camavinga (17), Angolan by birth, raised in France and with a French passport. And Zizou, despite the very high difficulty of signing, does not forget Pogba (27). Also, at the Bernabéu they look at the very young Cherki (16) and Upamecano (21). In 2020-21 Madrid could be very French, challenging the record of 2017-18, in which there were four Gauls. Varane, Mendy and Benzema will be safe. Camavinga has many options, more than Areola, the almost impossible Pogba, a Luca now on loan at Racing and some Cherki and Upamecano who are only closely controlled at the moment. Regardless of the doubts, what is undeniable is the new white accent, which blends very well with the Portuguese of the Brazilians (with Reinier, six). Karim, landed in 2009, was followed by two youth squads who managed to poke their heads very punctually with the elders, Luca and Enzo Zidane, and Varane, recommended by ZZ when he started to shine at the Lens. Would also have his chance Theo Hernández, Marseille. And last summer they joined Ferland Mendy, another bet from the coach, and Areola, ceded by PSG, whose continuity next year will be valued. 9center_img 18 The historical account of French of Real Madrid is at 19. The presence and command of Zidane are nurturing this group that lost any presence for 24 years, until Louis Hon He became the first Frenchman with a Real Madrid professional record. Before the central they did their bit Normand, Juan Petit and René Petit. Then they did Luciano, Kopa, Muller and, more recently, Karembeu, Anelka, Makélélé, Zidane himself, Faubert and Benzema.last_img read more