May 31, 2020

ACU’s Fink, LU’s Lawson, UCA’s Ray Named Football Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State; Chase Fourcade, Nicholls; Tyler Hudson, Central Arkansas. Special Teams Player of the Week: Hayden Ray, Central Arkansas – Jr. – Kicker – Bryant, Ark.Ray converted on field-goal attempts from 34, 39, 25 and 39 yards and his two kicks in the final eight minutes helped seal the 40-31 decision over the Cowboys. The Bryant. Ark., native is 9-for-9 on field-goal attempts and 17-of-18 on extra-point tries this season. Lawson is the Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Cardinals (4-3, 2-2 SLC) with 10 tackles in their second-straight win over a nationally-ranked Sam Houston State squad. After topping the No. 14 Bearkats 41-23 in 2018, LU needed three overtimes to earn a 20-17 win over No. 25 SHSU on Saturday. The Cardinals travel to UIW for a 4 p.m. kickoff on Saturday. Ray picks up his second Special Teams Player of the Week award after a perfect night of kicking for the Bears (4-2, 2-1), converting all four field goal attempts and each of his four extra-point tries in UCA’s 40-31 win over McNeese. The Bears are back in action at 6 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Ashton Preston, UIW; Trevor Williams, Sam Houston State. Offensive Player of the Week: Josh Fink, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Wide Receiver – Coppell, TexasFink put the Wildcats on the board on their first drive with a 12-yard touchdown reception, his fourth on the year and 13th of his career. He and teammate Kobe Clark, who caught nine passes for 107 yards, became the first ACU duo to finish a game with 100 yards each in four seasons. Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Lawson, Lamar – Jr. – Defensive Back – Patterson, Calif.Lawson tallied five solo and five assisted tackles and picked off two passes, including the game-sealing play in the third overtime. On Sam Houston State’s second play, Lawson got in front of Ty Brock’s pass at the 17-yard line. His first interception stopped the Bearkats at midfield with five minutes remaining in regulation. Among his 10 tackles, two came on third downs.center_img FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Fink, Lamar’s Michael Lawson and Central Arkansas’ Hayden Ray earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Honorable Mention: Bailey Giffen, Lamar; Gage Graham, Abilene Christian; Jordan Jackson, Nicholls. Fink’s 12 receptions tied for the seventh-most in single-game program history and moved him to No. 4 on the school’s all-time receptions list (159). He also became the 10th Wildcat to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark (2,001). Fink garners Offensive Player of the Week honors after hauling in a single-game career-high 12 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ (3-4, 2-3 SLC) 45-20 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. Seeking back-to-back wins for the first time this fall, ACU will celebrate its Homecoming festivities against Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Saturday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

first_imgJohn Sadler38 7 15 5 $240,633 2nd 40% 2 18% 6 Vann Belvoir12 59% 0 5 27% $271,665 Drayden Van Dyke41 28% 17% 3 45% J. Keith Desormeaux15 5 $390,424 25% 9 25% 8 Win% 12% 3 33% 10% $76,503 43% 5 Bob Baffert26 3 $395,699 Money Won $452,342 10 8 5 2 7 CLOCKER SEES BRIGHT MIDNIGHT IN BC WORKERS 7 $805,516 4 4 23% ITM% 3 Jeff Mullins25 3 46% 50% 0 Evin Roman37 38% 12 1st 4 ARIZONA INVADER IN SALTY AUTUMN MISS STAKES 13% $227,262 1 11 $792,204 3 55% $414,142 Martin Garcia43 47% $220,060 Mike Smith24 $304,992 Jorge Velez69 Win% 3rd 33% 9 19% $224,026 (Current Through Sunday, Oct. 20) 3rd John Shirreffs10 58% 14 Peter Miller27 2 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Money Won 17% 20% $756,613 Simon Callaghan14 16% 2 22% 4 2 60% ITM% 12 Richard Mandella23 1 Andrew Lerner14 $102,375 2nd 3 6 8 21% 4 11 Abel Cedillo89 TrainerSts 3 12% Richard Baltas39 3 1 $329,487 18 Craig Anthony Lewis13 11 68% $47,882 Geovanni Franco42 4 59% Rafael Bejarano50 3 $649,313 43% Jack Carava17 JockeyMts 57% 50% 5 6 4 48% $185,286 Mark Glatt30 3 3 17% 50% 0 $210,242 $248,782 $584,738 MIDNIGHT BISOU SPARKLES AMONG BC BREEZERSGary Young has observed Breeders’ Cup horses up close and personal on a professional level since the inception of the championship events at Hollywood Park in 1984.The respected private clocker and bloodstock agent is back on the beat in his Club House perch at Santa Anita these days, scrutinizing daily workouts by the best of the best readying for the Breeders’ Cup that will be held Nov. 1 and 2 at The Great Race Place for a record 10th time.Of the Breeders’ Cup workers he’s seen thus far at Santa Anita, Midnight Bisou has made the most indelible impression.“Considering what a strenuous campaign she’s had, she looks terrific,” Young said of the five-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, undefeated in her seven races this year, all graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s.“Steve Asmussen (her trainer) has had success bringing horses in here early, sometimes three weeks in advance, rather than right on top of their races. It worked with him for Gun Runner (2017 Classic winner at Del Mar) and others.“I liked the way Mitole (Sprint) has worked (five furlongs Tuesday in a bullet 58.80, handily from the gate for Asmussen). If you didn’t like that, you don’t like ice cream.“Catalina Cruiser has trained terrific for the Sprint, and with (Jorge) Navarro’s horse (Shancelot), Imperial Hint and Mitole, off of his last workout, there might not be a meltdown, but a very serious pace that might help a closer and the logical one would be Catalina Cruiser.“I couldn’t knock McKinzie’s work for the Classic (seven furlongs Tuesday in a bullet 58.80 from the gate), but I would like him better going a mile and an eighth rather than a mile and a quarter (Classic distance).“This is nothing against Mongolian Groom (who defeated McKinzie by 2 ¼ lengths in the Awesome Again Stakes on Sept. 28), but McKinzie was beaten by a horse that was not going to be one of the favorites in the Classic (25-1 when he won the Awesome Again).“Where I go in the Classic, I don’t know. There are still a lot of horses that probably will ship in right on top of the race and I won’t have a lot of time to observe.“The two-year-old races (on Nov. 1) look like an interesting battle of east versus west. Usually the west has more than held its own when the races are run here, but I don’t know if this year’s crop is going to be that strong.“Omaha Beach (Dirt Mile) worked well (five furlongs Wednesday in a bullet 59.60), but he had a hard race off a layoff (winning the Santa Anita Sprint Championship by a head over Shancelot on Oct. 5), and he’s running back in three weeks.“He’s a very, very good horse and a mile might be good for him, but the post will be very important in that race as it always is, because the race starts close to the Club House turn.”“That said, I’m happy the Breeders’ Cup is here, I don’t have to travel, and I hope everything goes well. I remember the first one at Hollywood Park, and it was really big and it’s continued to grow.“I’m glad it’s back at Santa Anita, even though it’s been a tumultuous year.”IN OTHER BREEDERS’ CUP NEWS:Mike Smith is understandably high on Midnight Bisou, since he has ridden her in 14 of her 18 career starts, winning 10. He’ll be back aboard in the $2 million Longines Distaff Nov. 2 and anticipates continued success.“She’s been working well,” the 54-year-old Hall of Fame member said. “She’s just getting prettier every day. It’s crazy, man. She’s just starting to blossom and she’s only four.”Among Breeders’ Cup candidates expected to breeze Friday morning are American Theorem and Storm the Court (Juvenile); Lazy Daisy, Comical, Donna Veloce and Two Sixty (Juvenile Fillies); Legends of War (Turf Sprint); War of Will (Classic); and Encoder (Juvenile Turf Sprint).The Arcadia weather forecast on Nov. 1 and 2 calls for sunny skies, a high temperature of 81 degrees and zero percent chance of precipitation, in other words, perfect.METZ BRINGS IN ‘BIG’ LONGSHOT FROM ARIZONA FOR AUTUMN MISSAfter two straight wins against restricted competition in Arizona, Free My Soul tackles Grade III company Saturday in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, a salty event at a mile on grass that drew a full field of 12 plus one also eligible.It will be the first start in eight months for the Kentucky-bred daughter of Hard Spun, who last raced on Feb. 16.“She’s a real big filly, almost 17 hands,” said trainer Jeff Metz of the bay, winner of three races at Turf Paradise, including the Arizona Oaks on the main track and the JJ Coady Sr. Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf.“We wanted to run at a mile to give her plenty of distance, although it is a tough spot for a comeback race. But with a three-year-old filly that’s kind of out of conditions, this is a last chance to run against three-year-olds.“We took the summer off with her and brought her here to run in the spring, but races were canceled, so we turned her out and freshened her up . . . she came around quicker than we anticipated, she’s a big filly, drew the outside post and Martin Garcia’s been working her.”The Autumn Miss, race seven of nine with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Apache Princess, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Alittlelesstalk, Tyler Baze, 30-1; Hidden Message, Flavien Prat, 5-2; K P Slickem, Jorge Velez, 20-1; Keeper Ofthestars, Abel Cedillo, 5-1; Solent, Mike Smith, 8-1; Great Sister Diane, Jeffrey Sanchez, 6-1; Holly Hundy, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 15-1; Mucho Unusual, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Giza Goddess, Brice Blanc, 8-1; Strike At Dawn, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Free My Soul, Martin Garcia, 30-1; and also eligible Raymundos Secret, Geovanni Franco, 4-1.FINISH LINES: Restrainedvengence, who missed registering a 43-1 upset victory by a head in the Grade II City of Hope Mile on Oct. 5 under Martin Garcia for trainer Val Brinkerhoff, worked five furlongs this morning with Garcia up in 1:00.20 for the $70,000 Lure Stakes next Thursday . . . Fans can support a worthwhile cause during Bash at the Breeders’ Cup, a fundraiser for Thoroughbred aftercare on Friday, Nov. 1. Join Breeders’ Cup at The Langham in Pasadena for one of a kind memorabilia. All proceeds benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America. For tickets, please visit breederscup.com.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:XBTV Thursday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 23rd, 2019Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for October 25th, 2019FEATURES:Candid Conversation With Hall of Famer Mike Smith: Part 1 – The BeginningCandid Conversation With Hall of Famer Mike Smith: Part 2Breeders’ Cup Memories: Beholder Leads All the Way in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile FilliesBreeders’ Cup Memories: Goldikova Accelerates to Victory in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup MileBreeders’ Cup Memories: Zenyatta Blows Away Her Competition in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup DistaffBREEDERS’ CUP WORK OUTS:Blue Chipper (Young) 10-24-19Croughavouke (Yellow Cap) (Mullins) 10-24-19La Force (Gallagher) 10-24-19Omaha Beach (Mandella) 10-23-19Wrecking Crew (Miller) 10-23-19Wicked Whisper (Black Cap) and Shoplifted (Blue Cap) (Asmussen) 10-23-19Seeking the Soul (Stewart) 10-22-19McKinzie (Baffert) 10-22-19Yoshida (Mott) 10-22-19Bast (Inside) and Hot Sean (Baffert) 10-22-19Mitole (Asmussen) 10-22-19 3 3 3 $92,743 18% 3 15 10 29% 6 9 17% 6 18% 10% 5 48% J.C. Diaz, Jr.41 Philip D’Amato41 3 3 44% Doug O’Neill64 5 7 6 $564,116 2 1 30% 60% 21% 57% Hector Palma17 7 34% 7 24% $110,555 32% 1st 2 3 9 2 Flavien Prat56 10 3 $974,623 20% 21% RESTRAINEDVENGENCE WORKS FOR LURE STAKES $67,117last_img read more

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May 26, 2020

Eels’ Jennings wary of old club

first_img‌Jennings is one of two former Panthers in Brad Arthur’s starting 17 with Suiaia Matagi set to line-up against his former club, while Eels forwards Siosaia Vave and Tepai Moeroa came through the Penrith junior system before moving on.”I was there when [Matt] Moylan and other guys like Dallin [Watene-Zelezniak] and Bryce [Cartwright] were coming through, they were young pups then so to see them shine and drive the Penrith team now is good,” Jennings said.The NSW State of Origin centre’s combination with flying winger Semi Radradra looked to click into gear against the Wests Tigers on Easter Monday, however there is still room for improvement with a number of opportunities going begging.”I think I’ve bombed two tries trying to give it to Semi, it just comes down to overthinking things but that’s my job to execute plays and I couldn’t do that on those occasions,” Jennings said.”It’s been a slow start [for me] and I’m getting a feel for the game. My involvement was something I wanted to work on, and getting some quality ball helped that.”I’m still learning… the day where I’m not is the day I’ll retire. For me it’s a challenge and to have Semi there I have to give him the ball.”Eels teammate Moeroa insists the Eels should be well aware of the Panthers’ mentality, staring down the barrel of four-straight losses – a position his side were in only a week ago.”They’ll throw everything they have at us, teams get desperate when you lose three in a row, they throw the ball around more so we will expect nothing less,” Moeroa said.”We played them in the trials and it was a real bash-up between both teams so it will be no different.”The rivalry is always good and it’s great for the fans to come out.”The Panthers have been boosted by the return of Bryce Cartwright from an ankle injury, but have lost Kiwi international James Fisher-Harris (shoulder) for the clash. And while it won’t be the first time Eels centre Michael Jennings lines up against his former club, the 29-year-old is yet to beat them in Parramatta colours and is keen to change that when the two sides clash on Saturday afternoon in the ‘Battle of the West’.The Panthers have never made the Telstra Premiership finals from a position of two wins and five losses, but the St Mary’s junior knows all too well that form goes out the window for the local derby at ANZ Stadium.”They’re still my old club and I have a soft spot for them but I’m a Parramatta boy now,” Jennings said of the Panthers.”[Penrith] understand the situation that they’re in so that makes it harder for us boys knowing that they’re going to have to win [to make the finals].”One more loss is really going to hurt them in terms of making the top eight.”‌last_img read more

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May 14, 2020

Girona collapses

first_imgFrom the dressing room you want to keep calm and all the messages, despite the bad streak, are optimistic because “this is very long and if we win two or three games we will be back up ”, explained Asier Riesgo. Ignasi Miquel also has confidence in the group and urges “to keep fighting. League remains and has to react. ”Past. The nine defeats are a good warning to try to redirect the situation as soon as possible, but neither should they sink Girona. Moreover, the 2016-17 season, that of the promotion to Primera, ended 12 lost games. And Osasuna, a previous course, also managed to play the playoff having fallen in 12 duels. Of course, the margin of error is getting smaller.Three defeats in a row, the worst run of the courseThe arrival of Pep Lluís Martí was a blow of optimism for Girona because with him he found the regularity he missed with Juan Carlos Unzué and they spent six days without losing (four wins and two draws). But in the last meetings the sensations have taken a 180 degree turn and the ghosts of the past and the doubts return to settle in Montilivi. Currently, the rojiblanco set chains three defeats and the block finds no explanation for the lack of competitiveness at certain times. The problem is that they are immersed in the worst moment of the course because not even with Unzué they had lost three duels in a row. So far, the top was in two losses and a draw, as happened between the 11th and 13th, with Unzué and the interim Juan Carlos Moreno. Girona has started 2020 as it ended 2019: in free fall. He did not appear in the match of last day against Rayo until the 40th minute of the first half and showed that he continues to fail in both areas. Despite having more possession than the Lightning, the Madrid team created many problems and forced Asier Riesgo to make interventions of great merit. And things did not come out in attack. Pep Lluís Martí finished off five times in goal, some very clear, and in no they were able to overcome Dimitrievski. Touch to reset a Girona that seems to have collapsed.The beginning of the year was full of good wishes, but Lightning showed them the seams. The defeat (1-0) does not prevent the ghosts from disappearing from Montilivi and the truth is that ascending directly to First begins to be considered an impossible mission. With the current numbers it is because Almeria, second classified, leads them in eight points. The three consecutive defeats that accumulate the Girona is an excessively heavy slab and, after 22 League matches played, Girona has nine wins, four draws and nine losses. The nine meetings in which he has been unable to score at least one point is something that cannot be allowed by a team that tries to ascend to First. It’s more, even the playoff has moved away after last day, they currently have it two points away, and a reaction is urgent. Nine defeats are excessive and that is only four sets of Second have lost more games than the rojiblancos: Albacete, Tenerife, Extremadura and Deportivo, which total ten.last_img read more

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Frutos reaches the Ray

first_imgJorge de Frutos, 22 years, will play in Rayo Vallecano. The transfer of the end of Real Madrid Castilla with Valladolid is broken and is transferred to Vallecas until the end of the season as he had signed with the Pucela team. This Friday will be available and can train under the orders of Paco Jémez. AS already informed on Tuesday that De Frutos was one step away from Lightning. In the absence of officiality, the end will defend the shirt of the Strip. The Ray gets Frutos the player profile he was looking for, an end that can play in the lead and fall in both bands. Thus, Jemez will already have the end he had needed since Bébé’s injury and will fill a position he has been occupying with Álvaro, who also fell injured, resorting to laterals as extremes and relocating Andrés in the band. This will be the first reinforcement of Lightning in the winter market but it will not be the only one. The Strip team is looking for a striker and wants to check out Abdoulaye Ba Y Lass Bangoura That of Navares de Enmedio He was assigned to the Blanquivioleta team at the beginning of this season. With Valladolid he has played 164 minutes spread over five games, three from Liga Santander and two from Copa del Rey. The lack of opportunities has led Madrid and Valladolid to break the transfer and to play on loan in Lightning.Of fruits He stood out with Rayo Majadahonda in the 2017/18 season when they achieved promotion to Segunda. From there he made the leap to Real Madrid Castilla to play 2,950 minutes divided into 37 games of the 18/19 season in which he scored seven goals and gave five assists. 12last_img read more

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Braida: “Messi is fine at Barça, but nothing is impossible”

first_imgAsked about the possible destinations of Argentine crack, he pointed out as candidates “The teams with the most important billings, like the English, but I would also say that it may be Italy. The most important teams, with Messi, would have a huge development at a commercial and global level. Milan needs a player with a strong personality, as is Ibrahimovic. But Juve and Inter are the teams that could take it, at this time they are better placed. Clearly Messi is a very expensive player and has a very high salary but with him everything is possible. ” Ariedo Braida, former sports director of Barcelona, ​​said in statements contained in La Gazzetta dello Sport that Messi’s march is not ruled out: “It’s too good in Barcelona; He has always lived there with his family. It is very difficult for him to leave, but in football nothing is impossible … ”last_img read more

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London, before the storm – AS.com

first_imgHe had long since Bayern It wasn’t as scary as now. If you already sowed worry in London during the group stage when you put 10 goals in two games at Tottenham of Pochettino, the Bavarian ensemble, which has improved ostensibly since then in the Bundesliga, arrives wanting to raze Stamford Bridge in the knockout stages of the Champions League (follow the game live on As.com). In front you will have a Chelsea what, intermittent In England, he got almost chiripa in the next phase and has not shown the good feelings he left at the beginning of the course for three months. If he Chelsea Want to have any chance of passing the tie, you should start, without any doubt, by maintain physical commitment and defensive that showed in the derby on Saturday, where the pressure suffocated his rival and earned him all three points. Without giving up the team of Lampard, that the other day he played a great game against the spurs of Mourinho, the tie does not paint, As minimum, easy for them. The blues are getting keep the fourth place in Premier thanks to the mattress they accumulated during the first round, but the United, the Sheffield and even the Tottenham threaten and its position On the contrary, the Bayern He has regained the leadership of the Bundesliga and has not lost a single game since the beginning of December.Although in London cling to Giroud as if it were the Cid champion, the truth is that the French, what aim holderHe scored his first goal of the season this weekend. On the other end are Lewandowski and his eleven goals and two assists in the last ten games and Gnabry, disgusted by him Arsenal but in a run that has earned him three goals and two assists in the last two games.last_img read more

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First outbreaks of self-management in the locker room

first_imgThe team arrived at the Champions League meeting against Naples with the spirits recovered in some way after having taken the leadership in Real Madrid from LaLiga. Nevertheless, the match at the San Paolo stadium was a nightmare for the Blaugrana, especially in a first part where they were unable to chain a play that would end the ball between the three suits. No shot at the door in 45 minutes and with the aggravating that the rival had put it at the first opportunity he had. At rest, the faces of the players were a poem. The frustration and confusion over the bad game of the team were evident. Setién, accompanied by his second, Eder Sarabia, tried to lift his spirits a little, ensuring that the team was doing many things well and that there was only a little more arrival in the area. Nevertheless, the coach’s arguments were not enough for some players, who gathered in a separate huddle to finish managing this situation and try to remedy it. And in the Champions League, the details take you to the slaughterhouse and more than one had the shadow of Rome and Liverpool still very close.There is no doubt that the team improved the image in the second part, although it was not an offensive barrage, at least he was more convinced of his options in attack, product of which came the goal of Antoine Griezmann, after a great combination between Sergio Busquets and Nelson Semedo.At the end of the game, the sensations were still contradictory in the Blaugrana expedition. Partially satisfied because the result was not bad (1-1), but resigned because the team is reaching the limit of its possibilities and the journey begins to be shorter every day. The arrival of Quique Setién in Barcelona looked like he was going to print a new impulse to the libretto already recognized and recognizable by Ernesto Valverde. However, after promising first beginnings, the Setién effect is deflating alarmingly. Neither does the disastrous sports planning that has been unable to reinforce a team that has seen three players in the winter market – Carlos Aleñá, Moussa Wagué and Jean Claire Todibo – and another one, Luis Suárez, were injured. long range. Four casualties of one stroke and not one incorporation is simply an unforgivable lack of foresight.last_img read more

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The day Zambia mourned the death of his team

first_imgZambia celebrates the title of the African Cup of Nations in 2012. Zambia, before the historic win against Italy in the 1988 Olympics. Five weeks after the tragedy, Zambia beat almighty Morocco 2-1 against some 50,000 fans who filled Independence Stadium with excitement.. After a draw and a landslide path (4-0) against Senegal, Kalusha and his boys needed a draw in Morocco to seal their ticket to the USA 1994. In a heart attack game, where they got to put two balls to the crossbar and complained about a bad refereeing by Gabonese referee Jean-Fidel Diramba, the Zambian heroes ended up falling 1-0, with a goal by Laghrissi in 62 ‘, which qualified Morocco for the World Cup.But the history of overcoming this team had not reached the end. Just two months before the start of the 1994 World Cup, Kalusha and his boys filled Zambia with pride again when they reached the final of the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, when they lost to the Nigerian super team, with Okocha, Finidi, Amuneke, Amokachi and company.It would not be until 2012, with the conquest of Africa in Gabon, that Zambia He was finally able to celebrate the continental title and dedicate it to the 30 victims of that tragedy of April 28, 1993.center_img 27 years ago the african football she lived a tragedy. The April 28, 1993 the plane that carried the best generation of players in the history of Zambia and from the mainland, rushed into the atlantic ocean, off the coast of Gabon, killing the 30 passengers, among them 18 international, in addition to coaches and the president of the country’s Federation. There was not a survivor and that terrible tragedy has marked forever the sport of the African continent and the life of this country.The dream was real. Zambia could feel the sensation of going to their first World Cup. A dream that had begun in the Seoul Olympics in 1988, when a team of strangers seemed to be just one more guest to the soccer tournament, unable to compete against the big favorites. But before the Italy of Tassotti and Ferrara, Zambia presented itself to the world with a landslide (4-0) and a hat-trick from Kalusha Bwalya, who from Korea went directly to the Netherlands, sign with PSV. The midfielder, 25, he surpassed Roger Milla, Rabah Madjer and George Weah and was chosen the best African footballer of the year. An achievement that opened the way for the best generation of footballers that the country had produced in its history. Than stayed one game away from qualifying for the 1990 World Cup in Italy but he had matured and he lived his best moment in the classification for the USA 1994. Six of the players who were in Seoul were part of the team that in 1993 passed through Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania and Burkina Faso in the group stage. Five of them they entered that plane bound for Dakar, to face Senegal, in the final phase of qualifying for the 1994 World Cup.“There are no words to define the devastating feeling that the country took that day”, Kalusha said in an interview with FIFA in 2018, who survived the tragedy because he traveled to Senegal on another flight, direct from Europe, because he could not appear due to calendar commitments with PSV. “There was so much hope, so much joy around our team that we spent days crying, it was devastating for our people,” he explains. the former player, who showed his face in the rest of the playoffs leading a team full of youth and he was one game away from achieving what would have been the most incredible classification in the history of sport.last_img read more

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Dean Henderson to replace De Gea next season

first_imgPremier League* Information up to date as of Could 8, 2020 one His efficiency contrasts with that of the present beginning goalkeeper. David De Gea He has been the perfect goalkeeper within the Premier League for a number of years, however his final marketing campaign in Previous Trafford It has been considerably irregular. In some sections of the season he has been questioned and behind is a goalkeeper who brings juventus and enthusiasm, as well as to not costing a single euro, since he would return from his mortgage. However, he believes that it is going to be good to have two goalkeepers of ensures once they dispute a couple of competitors: “When United returns to the Champions League, you possibly can have a 65-game season. Nobody can play each sport.”Even when United didn’t plan to make Henderson the starter, Steele thinks they need to have him keep to combat for a spot moderately than discover him a brand new mortgage so he has minutes: “If the contracts permit it, United ought to say, ‘You’re not going to be loaned out, you’re right here to compete with David.’”De Gea didn’t get together with Van GaalThe previous aim keeper additionally defined what occurred when De Gea needed to go to the Actual Madrid, that day of the well-known case of the fax that didn’t arrive on time: “I’d have gone to Actual Madrid if it weren’t for what occurred on the final day of transfers.”Steele explains within the British newspaper that if he needed to depart it was as a result of his relationship with Louis van Gaal was not good: “Once I was with Van Gaal we knew the explanation why he needed to exit. They didn’t get alongside and it didn’t work. He wasn’t upset with the followers or the membership, but it surely was clearly one thing that had occurred behind the scenes.”Lastly he defined that the state of affairs is completely totally different from that of these years and that he’s now pleased at Previous Trafford: “Now issues are totally different. He has a smile on his face, the membership is enhancing and I can’t think about why he would need to depart.” It has been speculated for months that Dean Henderson can take over Manchester United’s aim next 12 months. Right now, the goalkeeper on mortgage at Sheffield United is likely one of the revelations of the Premier League and it throws up some spectacular numbers, particularly not to be taking part in in an enormous membership. There’s even speak that he might quickly be the beginning goalkeeper of England. So, the competitors underneath the sticks will probably be very powerful, and the one who was the goalkeeper coach of the crimson devils, Eric steele, has spoken em Mirror of the state of affairs that would happen the next marketing campaign: “Realizing Dean Henderson as I do, he’ll anticipate to go into the Previous Trafford locker room and personal the No. 1 jersey now. I signed him at 14 and adopted him carefully, he has an important angle. David could have identified there’ll all the time be a suitor. younger man who will problem him and that’s what Dean will do. “ Regardless of every thing, Steele is satisfied that the Spanish won’t wrinkle, since if he has held the place for thus a few years it’s as a result of he has been an instance working: “It won’t baffle David. You don’t get to the place David de Gea is with out overcoming obstacles. David will take the problem and are available again stronger.” one Premier League* Information up to date as of Could 8, 2020last_img read more

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