Jones, Hackett Named 2017 Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year

first_img Keila Rodriguez UIW Gr. Brownsville, Texas 3.91 Optometry McNeese men lead with three total selections while UIW and Lamar both earned a pair of picks. Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi all earned lone selections to the men’s second team. Hackett holds a 3.98 GPA in finance management. The graduate student out of Cranston, R.I., took the top finish at this year’s Southland race and capped her cross country career with a 107th-place finish out of 255 competitors at the NCAA Championships. Cormac Kelly Lamar Sr. Carlow, Ireland 3.60 Business Administration Taryn Surratt Stephen F. Austin So. Webster, Texas 4.00 Vocal Performance Enrique Soto* McNeese Sr. Dubberly, La. 3.13 Secondary Education Chris Winski UIW Jr. Katy, Texas 3.98 Biology Diana Garcia-Munoz* Abilene Christian Gr. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.82 Accounting Women’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team To be eligible for all-academic distinction, an athlete must hold a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average through the semester prior to the sport’s championship, completed at least one full academic year at the nominating school prior to the current season, and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions during the most recently completed season. Carnley Graham Abilene Christian Jr. Prosper, Texas 3.91 Environmental Sciences * Automatic selection; 2017 First Team All-Conference Name School Class Hometown GPA Major First Team All-Conference athletes (top five finishers at the Southland Cross Country Championships) who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named First Team All-Academic. Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Alexandria Hackett, Abilene Christian Freddie Gasbarri Lamar Sr. Chieti, Italy 4.00 Engineering Science Men’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Jones, a senior from Rhyl, Wales, holds a perfect 4.00 grade point average with a major in health education. One of the top runners in the Southland Conference and the South Central Region, he placed second at the Southland championship meet to pace the Cowboys to a first-place tie on team points. He went on to earn NCAA All-South Central Region honors with a 10th-place individual finish, helping the Cowboys place fourth in the team standings. Nathan Jones* McNeese Sr. Rhyl, Wales 4.00 Health Education Garett Cortez* UIW Jr. Schertz, Texas 3.83 Business Administration Abilene Christian women lead with four honorees, including three on the first team. UIW women also earned two selections while Lamar, McNeese, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin all earned one all-academic pick. Marek Spriestersbach A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Obernisen, Germany 3.94 Mechanical Engineering Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Emily Wilson UIW Jr. New Braunfels, Texas 3.99 Biology Evelyn Chavez Lamar Sr. Porter, Texas 3.30 Nursing A total of three men and three women on the all-academic teams hold perfect 4.00 GPAs. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese senior Nathan Jones and Abilene Christian graduate student Alexandria Hackett are the 2017 Southland Conference Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Monday along with the All-Academic First and Second Teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Men’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Nathan Jones, McNeese Michaela Hackett* Abilene Christian Gr. Cranston, R.I. 3.98 Finance Management Alexandria Hackett* Abilene Christian Gr. Cranston, R.I. 3.98 Finance Management Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each school. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted upon by an awards committee which consists of one administrator from each member school. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. Markus Schweikert Central Arkansas Jr. Spay, Germany 3.82 Marketing Ryan Cleary Abilene Christian Sr. Prosper, Texas 3.82 Accounting Kassandra Luna Sam Houston State Jr. Houston, Texas 4.00 Interdisciplinary Studies Katja Woelfl* McNeese Sr. Ellhofen, Germany 4.00 Business Administration Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must have hold at least a 3.20 GPA and have completed at least two years of athletic competition at the nominating school, including the current season. Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Oliver James McNeese Sr. Sunderland, England 4.00 Health & Human Performancelast_img read more

Classy River Boyne All Heart In Defeating Top Mare Got Stormy By A Neck In Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile As Cedillo & Mullins Team For Mile Turf Win In 1:33.88

first_imgClassy River Boyne All Heart In Defeating Top Mare Got Stormy By A Neck In Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile As Cedillo & Mullins Team For Mile Turf Win In 1:33.88ARCADIA, Calif. (March 7, 2020)–With favored Got Stormy a length clear with a sixteenth of a mile to run, Irish-bred River Boyne surged up the rail to take Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile by a neck under Abel Cedillo.  Trained by Jeff Mullins, River Boyne got the mile on turf in 1:33.88.In his 21st start for Mullins, River Boyne, a 5-year-old full horse by Dandy Man, saved every inch of ground from his number two post position, inching into third position, about a length and a half off of longshot Kingly and multiple Grade I winner Got Stormy approaching the quarter pole.  Turning for home, Got Stormy gained the advantage while Cedillo bided his time and swung outside of the tiring Kingly for a tremendous stretch run.A handy winner of the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes at a mile on turf here Feb. 8, River Boyne was the second choice at 5-1 and paid $12.00, $5.20 and $3.40.Owned by Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho Temescal, River Boyne, a four-time graded stakes winner, notched his first Grade I win today and improved his overall mark to 24-9-5-4.  With the winner’s share of $240,000, he easily eclipsed the $1 million mark, boosting his bankroll to $1,211,918.As for Got Stormy, the brilliant 5-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic trained by Mark Casse, she ran too good to lose and in a valiant effort, finished a head clear of late running Next Shares.  Second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile versus males here three starts back on Nov. 2, Got Stormy was the even money favorite against nine older males with Tyler Gaffalione up today and paid $2.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Next Shares, who finished three quarters of a length in front of True Valour, was off at 8-1 and paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.15, 46.49, 1:10.27 and 1:22.04.last_img read more

Joelinton gives Toon shock lead after Spurs have penalty claim denied

first_img79.8% – Tottenham had 79.8% possession in their 0-1 defeat to Newcastle; the second-highest figure for a losing side in the Premier League since 2003-04, behind only Liverpool’s 80.4% against Burnley in August 2016. Nullified. pic.twitter.com/sCoR81zPy3— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 25, 2019Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:49 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE Spurs striker Son-Heung min has claimed that his side should have got a result against the Magpies.He said: “The goals were missing today. We had plenty of chances but we were not clinical enough. “It’s always hard against teams that play deep, it makes it more difficult. I think we had chances to score, we should have got something out of this game.“We have only played three games, there is a long way to go. This was not the best result but we have to stay positive and go again.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:46 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLEFormer Spurs and Newcastle midfielder has praised the Magpies on a fantastic performance.Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, he said: ” They had no ideas on how to break down Newcastle. When you are so dominant in possession, they should not be losing the game. “But fair play to Newcastle, that was a fantastic performance, they thoroughly deserved their 1-0 win, they were superb. It is huge for Steve Bruce. “This man really understands the football club. As much as he is proud of the players, he has a calm and experienced head on his shoulders. He knows it’s a huge step in the right direction. Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:41 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLESean Longstaff on the result: “That is massive, it is a massive three points. We are buzzing to get the result and now it’s time to push on.“In Newcastle everything gets blown out of proportion a bit. “There has been a lot of complaints about us as a team and the management but today’s result just shows what sort of team we are and the commitment we have going forwards.“It’s a tough time but you can see that the away ends are always packed, you see how many people are there and they are a massive part of the club.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:32 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE Should #THFC have had a penalty?Lo Celso puts Kane through and Lascelles appears to tumble, cutting across the path of the forward!📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #TOTNEW here: https://t.co/o47IyZ9SkC📲 Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/sqV8HjmxRk— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 25, 2019Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:16 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE88: Newcastle play the corner shirt, but it goes off for a goal kick.Change!Ben Davies makes his first appearance of the season since having groin surgery in the summer as he comes on for Rose.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:15 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE87: So nearly a second for Newcastle!Almiron brilliantly breaks, before playing a one-two with Joelinton, before striking an effort that is deflected just over.Change!Muto comes on for Joelinton.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:13 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE85: Newcastle continue to clear away crosses from the hosts and are still looking to hit Spurs on the counter.Much has been said of Steve Bruce’s side, but judging by this display, they will not be going down.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:10 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE83: Corner for Newcastle!Ritchie’s delivery is cleared away by Sanchez.Newcastle come back and Joelinton finds Atsu running down on goal, but the winger’s touch is awfulChance wasted.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:09 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE81: Change!Lascelles can’t shake off his niggle, and Federico Fernandez comes in for him.The England man has been crucial for the Magpies today.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:08 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE80: Lascelles is still off the pitch as he receives treatment.HOW HAS LUCAS MISSED???It’s another open goal for the Brazilian as he hits over from eight yards out after being found by Moussa Sissoko.Newcastle are living dangerously.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:07 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE79: PENALTY NOT GIVEN!Lascelles fell down inside the box and Kane tripped up over him.Huge let off for the visitors!Load more entries… Most away PL wins for @NUFC, by opponent:10 v Tottenham8 v Aston Villa, West Ham6 v Leeds, Middlesbrough pic.twitter.com/IhNN5iV6vQ— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 25, 2019Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:27 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLESteve Bruce will breathe a huge sigh of relief as he gets his first win in charge of his boyhood club.Joelinton netted his first goal for Newcastle and the travelling fans continue to sign away!A special goes to Paul Dummett who was simply superb.Spurs had 80 per cent of possession, but had just two shots on target.They face Arsenal next Sunday, and could be without Kyle Walker-Peters after he went off with a suspected hamstring injury.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:24 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE90+6: Longstaff goes down in the corner and Spurs break.Lucas shots at goal, but once again Newcastle throw their bodies in the line and block.And there’s the whistle!FULL-TIME!What a result for Newcastle, and it’s fully deserved!Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:23 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE90+5: Almiron wins a free-kick by Spurs’ corner flag.All they need to do is keep the ball in the corner.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:22 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE90+4: Kane has a brilliant chance but he fluffs up his shot!The ball came to him so quickly and he can’t sort out his feet.Atsu is down on the ground with cramp.He’s put in a brilliant shift today.Win, lose or draw, Newcastle have been excellent.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:21 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE90+3: Spurs are bringing everyone forward and get another corner after Dummett heads away from a corner.He’s been immense.Spurs go short, and Newcastle clear.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:19 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE90+1: Eriksen’s cross-shot takes a nick and goes inches away from tucking inside the post.It takes a nick and goes out fort a corner.Dubravka punches the ball away.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:18 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE90: Kane looks to find Son, but his touch goes out for a goal kick.Cheers ring out from the Newcastle fans.There will be SIX minutes of added time.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:17 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE89: Sanchez looks to bring down Muto as he races clear, but no free-kick is given.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:16 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLEShould Spurs have had a penalty here? SPURS welcome Newcastle to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season.Mauricio Pochettino’s men picked up a valuable point from the champions last time out and welcome a Magpies side who look woefully out of form.Steve Bruce’s team were walloped at Norwich last weekend and will have to put in a much better showing if they’re to escape with anything from this one.Tottenham take on Newcastle at 4.30pm today.You can catch this game live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.Part of Sky’s Super Sunday programme, Sky customers can watch on the move by downloading Sky Go.Those who don’t have a package can stream by grabbing a NOW TV pass from just £8.99.Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 7:09 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLEMauricio Pochettino has claimed he is disappointed by his side’s performance.He said: “I don’t want to be critical with the team. We didn’t perform as we expect. It was a very cheap goal, like against Aston Villa.“We didn’t create – we had possession but we didn’t create enough chances. We didn’t find the capacity to break down their defensive line. They were very organised and defended deep.“I’m very disappointed with the performance and with the result.“Sometimes it’s not about possession – it’s about individual actions and today we didn’t show the type of quality we needed.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 7:04 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLESteve Bruce has expressed his joy at his teams performance.He said: “I am delighted for my staff and the players. We have responded in the right way from last week’s game. “We can talk tactics but they have to go out and perform. All-in-all I thought we thoroughly deserved the three points. “We have had a tough week so we have had to respond in the right way and thankfully the players have. I think everyone is shattered not just for the game – we had the cricket on in the run up to the game! “It took over in the dressing room for half an hour.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:57 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLE ⭐️ Man of the Match, @NUFC’s Paul Dummett28 touches12 clearances – only Tyrone Mings (17, also at Tottenham) has made more in a PL game this season2 interceptions Won all 4 duels pic.twitter.com/M6Ii4sivyI— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) August 25, 2019Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:55 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLEPaul Dummett has stressed that there is still a long way to go for the Magpies.He said: “We had to work hard as a team and we did that from the start. Everyone has worked hard from the team.“It’s a difficult place to come but we have had to dig in together. Everyone stuck together, we put in a top performance. “Hopefully we can push forward now. It’s only three points, there is still a long road to go but it’s a start.” Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 6:51 pmTOTTENHAM 0-1 NEWCASTLElast_img read more

Spurs in another cul de sac after being lucky to hold on against Sheffield United

first_imgJust when we thought Tottenham had turned a corner – they find themselves in another cul de sac.Mauricio Pochettino’s men were expected to kick on after Wednesday’s impressive 4-0 Champions League win at Red Star Belgrade.2 Mauricio Pochettino needs to do some surgery to his team, who now lie 12th in the Premier LeagueCredit: AFP or licensors2 Harry Kane saw Spurs again produce a disjointed, Premier League display to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the bottom halfCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd it seemed the football gods were at last smiling on them when an error from Blades defender Enda Stevens allowed Son Heung-min to slot Spurs ahead against the run of play in the 58th minute.Especially when VAR ruled out a Blades goal two minutes later because John Lundstram was a toenail offside.But Tottenham could not even take advantage of the gifts afforded to them and justice was done when George Baldock’s cross ended up in the home net after brushing off Eric Dier’s head.It means Spurs’ poor start to the season continues.They have won just six of their last TWENTY FOUR matches. That is bottom four form, not top four.FIGURES OF DESPAIRAnd the bad news is for Tottenham fans is this is the future.Dier’s inclusion in the centre of defence alongside Davinson Sanchez and Giovani Lo Celso starting in midfield is an indication Poch is already preparing for next season when he will be without the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Erisken.The pair, out of contract in the summer, cut figures of despair as they watched from the bench.You cannot blame the manager for leaving them out. If they do not want to commit their futures to the club then he has to play players whodo.But it means you are going to get more days like these as the new boys – and some of the old ones – get up to speed.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneAnd with the new stadium still in its infancy, Tottenham are currently the epitome of a team in transition.And boy are they paying the price for not refreshing their squad with new signings last year.Worryingly, Poch says he is not expecting to do much business in January.Spurs must hope that is a bluff and that the gaffer and chairman Daniel Levy have some aces up their transfer sleeves.He also needs to consider shipping out Eriksen, who has made no secret of his desire to leave.Levy needs to forget about his ridiculous £130million overvaluation of the Dane.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticEriksen would not be worth that much if he had eight years left on his contract, never mind eight months.Spurs bought him for £11m in 2013. If they could get double that for him they would have had a result.Because at the moment he ain’t worth two bob.Shocking moment female tennis players BRAWL on court as one complains about handshake ‘squeeze’last_img read more

Rep wins set to spark Panthers’ season

first_imgEmotion. That was the first word used to describe the experience for the Panthers prop-forward, who scored a double against Fiji including the match-winner with two minutes left on the clock.Lined up behind another Tongan debutant in Manu Vatuvei, an emotional Latu admitted the occasion got the best of him before taking to the field.”Everything felt like a blur, it all went so quick. Before we walked out I was standing behind Manu and could see that he was teary so I started as well and couldn’t control it,” Latu told NRL.com of the experience.”I tried so hard to stop crying but when you sing the anthem for the first time, emotions run wild and our coach (Kristian Woolf) just told us to control that and put it into the game.”We got together the night before the game and everyone heard each other talk about what it meant to play in a Tongan jersey, it really brought out a vulnerable side to everyone and we took that out onto the field.”Despite a two-win and seven-loss record to start the season, Penrith were happy to release as many players as possible for the weekend across all five games.Australian international Trent Merrin was solid against the Kiwis in a 48-minute effort, while New Zealand pair Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Dean Whare fought hard in the 18-point loss to the Kangaroos in Canberra.Panthers trio Matt Moylan, Bryce Cartwright and James Tamou all found form in the final City-Country game and back-rower Viliame Kikau was among Fiji’s best in a beaten side with a four-pointer and try assist of his own.”I’m sure I can speak for everyone by saying that everyone was glad our coach (Anthony Griffin) gave us the OK to play in the representative round,” Latu said.”He knew how important it was for each individual that did get picked that they could gain some confident and experience out of the week. “Hopefully now every individual can take what they’ve learned back to the club and put our best foot forward for Penrith.”It will be another special occasion for Latu in Saturday afternoon’s clash against the Warriors with the National Rugby League embracing Indigenous Round across all eight games.With a proud indigenous heritage, Latu’s emotion could yet again be on display at Pepper Stadium.last_img read more

Crazy about Eriksen: Inter and United want you in this market

first_imgTottenham, for its part, can only trust that the arrival on the bench of Jose Mourinho make him change his mind, but it seems that the player has already made the decision to leave and only remains to know when he will go and where he will go: “The only thing I can tell you is that I know what he will do, but it won’t be me who says so. It’s up to him to say what it is and when he’ll decide to talk about it, not about me.” Eriksen can choose and if everyone fights for him he can get a high chip go to the team that goes. Both from England and from Italy, they point out that Inter and United would be willing to pay now, but the player is the one with the last word. In the case of the Italian team there has even been talk of paying a bonus of 20 million euros to the player to make the decision now and thus avoid all the competition that may arise at the beginning of the next semester. These last two clubs, precisely, are aware of how difficult it will be for them to bid with such competition and intend to get ahead trying to convince them to change their air this month. To do this, they would have to pay Tottenham an amount close to the 30 million eurosalthough the Daniel Levy He does not have many weapons to press, since the player has not wanted to renew and knows that if he leaves in summer he will have the option to negotiate a somewhat higher chip if his buyer does not pay a single euro to the London team. Each day that passes the price of the player is a little lower and retain six months knowing that they would not enter anything does not seem the most appropriate option. 2. 3 Premier League* Data updated as of January 2, 2020 Since yesterday, all players whose contracts expire on June 30, 2020 are free to negotiate with other clubs. This is the case of Christian Eriksen, Perhaps the best market opportunity right now. The Danish of Tottenham It is intended by endless teams. Real Madrid is the one that has sounded the strongest and perhaps the one that the midfielder likes, but they have also been interested Juventus, PSG, Inter de Milan or Manchester United. A series* Data updated as of January 2, 2020last_img read more

Leganés clings to the Cup to recover from the derby

first_imgLeganés looks to the future with the need to recover as soon as possible from the derby hit (0-3 in just 32 ’) and the certainty that the calendar will not help recovery. The following duels in league of the pickles are facing the Atlético de Madrid (Sunday, 12:00, in the Wanda Metropolitano) and Real society (Butarque, weekend of February 2). Crashes with a prologue to grow. To the south of the capital they cling to the Copa del Rey to recover the sensations.Thursday’s duel (7:00 pm) against Ebro already appeared with intensity in the mixed zone of Butarque as soon as the match against Getafe ended. “I am optimistic, I trust the team. We haven’t been up to the match and what the Leganés needs but tomorrow we return to train and think about the Ebro, “said Rubén Pérez. Minutes before, Javier Aguirre had sculpted the same speech. “The costumes are wrong … but they want the Ebro to come, they want to train … they are alive. It hurt the slap for which he gives it to you. (…) From defeats it grows. If not, you are wrong. If there starts to be cracks and things we do, we are going wrong. We lost, yes. We recognize mistakes, yes. We will surely draw positive conclusions. If we relax, with Copa and Wanda then, they make us a broken one, “Vasco insisted before the media.The risk of losing and rotationsIt happens, however, that The KO tournament now enjoys a dangerous dimension. The triumph (especially if a good image is left) It would help restore the catastrophe to Getafe, but the defeat could deepen the depression of a team, which also will have to pull rotations. When playing during the week and only 48 hours of the clash against Atlético, Aguirre will not be able to repeat the Murcia formula, when he lined up a mixed team, half starters, half substitutes.Coach You will have no choice but to use to the less usual and, surely, truffle the team with some canterano, especially in a front where there is only (in the absence of signings) two players: Braithwaite and Carrillo, both potential holders for the Metropolitan and not so much for Pedro Sancho.last_img read more

Reinier: “Getting to Real Madrid is the top”

first_imgReinier, who debuted as a professional at Flamengo last year, this season was crowned champion of the Brazilian league and the Copa Libertadores and has become a favorite of the Rio fans. “My love for Flamengo has grown since I was 12 years old. Play for Basque? Never. He’s our rival. Are you crazy?”, concluded the new Real Madrid player. Reinier Jesús is one of the fashion names in Brazil. The recent signing of the young Brazilian midfielder for Real Madrid has not left anyone indifferent and the still Flamengo player does not miss every opportunity to show his happiness for being part of the white club. “It’s a dream come true. Getting to Real Madrid is the top. It’s the biggest club in the world”Brasilia explained in an interview in Balloon support A few days after he granted this newspaper, “It is the realization of a dream. Mine and my family”. “Marcelo sent me a message, also Rodrygo. I was very happy with the welcome they gave me”, continues the young midfielder, who knows that the arrival in Europe will not be easy: “Now it is to go calmly, with your feet on the ground and see what can happen.”last_img read more

ProLiga offers collaboration of a psychologist to its clubs

first_imgProLiga is an organization that was born to ensure modest football. This commission, created to shelter Second Division B and Third clubs, currently has more than 250 member teams from all points of the Spanish geography.It was in September last year when ProLiga decided to go one step further by creating the ProLiga.es portal, thanks to which the coordination between the commission and the clubs was facilitated, in addition to providing multimedia content through its virtual campus. And it is through this virtual campus that this organization has launched a very useful initiative for these days of confinement. ProLiga has created a mental training for “footballers without football”, whose purpose is that the players of the clubs adhered to the platform can channel the absence of competition in their own home.It will not be a physical training, like the one that many soccer players are doing at home, but psychological. In charge of the classes will be the sports psychologist Rocío Pomares. His work, in his own words, will be that of take advantage of the quarantine “together, training something as important both for competition and for life, as is the mental part”.last_img read more

Vasco da Gama confirms Ramon Menezes as his new coach

first_imgVasco also announced the return to the club of Antonio Lopes, who was the coach of the team in those golden years, although this time he will assume as the new “coordinator-coach”, a role he has been playing in the last clubs he passed through.However, the date of Menezes’ debut is still uncertain, as national and international competitions have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.Vasco da Gama, classified for the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana, announced on Monday through their social networks that they will give vacations until April 20 for its soccer players, members of the technical commission and professionals linked to the Soccer Department due to the pandemic.In fact, the start of the Brazilian League, scheduled for the first week of May, is in the air, due to the suspension still in force of all competitions and the forecasts of the health authorities, who are expecting the peak by then. of COVID-19 cases in the country. He Vasco da Gama confirmed this Monday to the former Brazilian midfielder Ramon Menezes, 1998 Copa Libertadores champion with the Rio de Janeiro team, as its new technician for a season that continues suspended by the coronavirus crisis.Menezes had already been the team’s interim coach for about two weeks, when Abel Braga was fired. witheringly after remaining in office for just three months.The board of the Rio de Janeiro club met on Monday and decided to ratify him on the bench of the first team. Menezes, 47 years old and considered an idol of the cross-Maltese fans, returned to Vasco at the beginning of 2019 to work as a permanent technical assistant.As a player, he lived through the best moments of his sports career in the whole of Rio de Janeiro at the end of the 90’s, when he added to his long record of conquests the Brazilian Championship of 1997 and the Libertadores of 1998.last_img read more