Arkansas State, Stephen F. Austin Advance to Southland Bowling Championship

first_imgLed by a huge traditional 240 from Stephanie Schwartz and a 230 from Dakotah Hazelwood, the Ladyjacks were too much for the Commodores in the opening segment, pulling away for a 987-896 victory and a 1-0 advantage. Advancers Bracket – Semifinal Monmouth got out to an ideal start. The Hawks winning the first two of the series before exchanging wins and taking a 3-2 advantage into game five, which fell in their’ favor to advance them to the third round against No. 1 Arkansas State. A-State did not let up in the best-of-seven, cruising to a 4-0 win, a 2-1 match victory, and advancement to the third round of the elimination bracket. Elimination Bracket – Second Round The No. 1 team looked the part in the best-of-seven series, and despite dropping one to the No. 8 Hawks, the Red Wolves would advance 2-1 to the final round of the elimination bracket. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 7 Louisiana TechA lower seed pulled out another top flight upset in the traditional game when the Lady Techsters won the opening segment 895-857, led by Sarah McComic’s 207. However, the top seed Red Wolves put their foot on the gas in the baker total pinfall games, tying the match at 1-1 with a 1,078-892 victory. The championship match will begin at 9 a.m. CT tomorrow and live stream via InsideBowling. No. 2 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinIn a heavyweight clash for a spot in Sunday’s championship match, Stephen F. Austin won two closely contested matches to sweep the defending champion Vanderbilt 2-0. Elimination Bracket – Third Round Elimination Bracket – Fourth Roundcenter_img The baker total pinfall series was far closer, but paced by three 200-plus outings (227, 222, 208) from SFA compared to just one from Vanderbilt (204), the No. 4 seed held on for a 996-938 win to earn the sweep and the team’s first-ever Southland championship match berth. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 8 MonmouthThe top seed got all it could handle from the No. 8 seed Monmouth in the third round of the elimination bracket. Yet again, a lower seed took a comfortable victory in the traditional match before the tables turned in the baker total pinfall segment. Despite remaining close through the middle stages, late mistakes in game five doomed the Commodores. It was 409-406 in favor of Vanderbilt after two games before Arkansas State took a narrow lead – 612-603 after three games and 790-781 after four. Down the stretch, the Commodores left three straight open frames from the seventh to ninth and bowed out to the top seed by a final score of 968-936. Led by a pair of 212 scores from Camelia Coffman and Jackie Evans, the Hawks won the traditional match 982-879. Despite another high scoring set of baker games in the next stage, Arkansas State broke 200 in all but one and put up a tally of 1,101 – the highest total team pinfall in either baker or traditional matches so far in this tournament. Tournament Homepage | Bracket | Day 2 Scores | Live Stream ReplayDALLAS, Texas – The No. 4 seed Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks and the top seed Arkansas State Red Wolves found their way back to each other through opposite ends of the bracket and are set for a tournament championship matchup tomorrow morning. No. 3 Sam Houston State vs. No. 8 MonmouthFollowing grueling win over No. 5 Tulane in the first round of the elimination bracket yesterday, Monmouth had another tall order in its second-round clash with No. 3 Sam Houston State. The Hawks delivered, putting up 1,006 traditional points to the Bearkats’ 901, led by 200-plus games from Julie Bianco (235), Jackie Evans (224) and Camelia Coffman (216). As has been the case for most of the 2018 tournament however, the higher seed switched gears in the baker total pinfall games. The Bearkats racked up a tally of 1,010 to defeat Monmouth (897) and force a best-of-seven baker series. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 2 VanderbiltArkansas State’s high-powered scoring prowess showed again in the opening traditional stage, and on the heels of a 259 and 203 pair of scores, the Red Wolves took a 1,025-952 win over Vanderbilt heading into the baker total pinfall series. The Red Wolves advance to their fourth consecutive Southland championship match, meeting No. 4 Stephen F. Austin tomorrow at 9 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgO’NEILL SEEKS UPSET WITH SCORING IN GRADE III SHAM LERNER RUNNER PROVES MORE THAN QUEEN FOR A DAY CONSISTENT QUEEN BEE TO YOU SET FOR LA CANADAAndrew Lerner is batting .500 since taking over the training of Queen Bee to You, winning three of six races, all stakes, and the 30-year-old California native hopes to improve on that mark Saturday when he sends out the six-year-old California-bred mare in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s been really good for us; we won three stakes with her,” Lerner said, reluctant to assume full credit for her success. “There were good guys taking care of her and we just pretty much took over where he (former trainer Mike Pender) left off.“She’s got so much speed and we’ve tried to help her by harnessing it, and I think it’s shown in some of her races. We’re training her to be more tactical, but if no one wants to go with her in the La Canada, we can be a little closer.“If someone wants to go, we’ll sit back.”Queen Bee to You’s stakes victories have come in the restricted Bertrando and the Grade II Bayakoa at Los Alamitos, and the restricted Betty Grable at Del Mar.A daughter of the Gilded Time stallion Old Topper, Queen Bee to You will be making her 33rd start in the La Canada. She has won seven times, with 11 seconds and five thirds, good for $538,770 in earnings. Gilded Time won the 1992 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male when trained by Darrell Vienna.Old Topper was a stakes winner conditioned by the late Noble Threewitt, who died at 99 on Sept. 17, 2010. His best horse was Correlation, who captured the Florida Derby and the Wood Memorial in 1954.Early probables for the La Canada are Horologist, Flavien Prat; Message, no rider;  Queen Bee to You, Ruben Fuentes; probable favorite Spiced Perfection, no rider; and Zusha, Tiago Periera.TEAM O’NEILL EYES UPSET IN TODAY’S GRADE III SHAM                   At 15-1, Scoring is the longest price on Jon White’s morning line in today’s Grade III Sham Stakes, but Doug O’Neill did supplement the colt, and the two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer has been known to pull an upset in the past.“He finished second in his only start but was moved into first on a disqualification,” noted O’Neill assistant Leandro Mora of the son of Justin Phillip. “He had some shin issues after that race (June 16 of last year), so he’s been away for six months but he’s been training very well.“All the horses in the race still have to show potential, so even though we’re a longshot, we felt it was worth trying.”The field for the Sham, race five of 10: Authentic, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-5; Zimba Warrior, Jose Valdivia Jr., 6-1; Uncaptured Hero, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Azul Coast, Joel Rosario, 5-2; $2,000 supplemental nomination Scoring, Abel Cedillo, 15-1; and Taishan, Aaron Gryder, 5-2.The Sham is worth 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one point to the fourth.MANDELLA HEADING TO FLORIDA TO JOIN OMAHA BEACHRichard Mandella will take a redeye to Florida Tuesday to supervise training up close and personal for recent Grade I Runhappy Malibu Stakes winner Omaha Beach, who will be retired to stud after he runs in the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.The son of War Front currently is bedded down with trainer Mark Hennig at Gulfstream, with Mandella foreman Jose Vera minding the store until the Hall of Fame trainer’s arrival.“Omaha Beach went to the track today, will gallop Wednesday, and might work Thursday or Friday,” Mandella said at Santa Anita Saturday morning.Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Omaha Beach won the Malibu by 2 ¾ lengths on Dec. 28, earning $180,000 while boosting his career bankroll to $1,651,800.FINISH LINES: George Herman Ruth never got out of the batter’s box when finishing  eighth of nine in his debut race Friday, but the three-year-old gray Grazen colt owned and bred by Nick Alexander did have an excuse, leaving the gate in tardy fashion. First he dwelt, then he hopped. “He showed a lot of speed on the farm,” said Alexander, who names many of his horses for former Major League baseball greats. He has no problem getting approval. “If the player is dead,” he said, “you don’t need an OK.” George Herman Ruth, for those who don’t know a walk from a balk, was the real name of Babe Ruth, the New York Yankee legend whose home run heroics in the team’s home town of the Bronx and in other Big League cities saved the game after the World Series Black Sox Scandal of 1919. The colt’s dam, naturally enough, is Shesabronxbomber. Another of Ruth’s nicknames was The Bronx Bomber . . . First post for an eight race program Sunday is 12:30 p.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 4th, 2020Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock Gives an Update on Eight Rings and Sham Stakes Entrant AuthenticQuick Questions With Trainer Eddie TrumanWORKOUTS:Vallestina (Meah) 1-04-20Bolo (Gaines) 1-04-20Higher Power (Outside) and Aggressivity (Sadler) 1-04-20Silenced (Eurton) 1-04-20Message (Baffert) 1-04-20Time is Now (Outside) and Show Business (Mandella) 1-03-20Forestation (Kruljac) 1-03-20Bad Boy Leroy (Glatt) 1-03-20Sheza Factor (Belvoir) 1-02-20Into Rissa (Sherlock ) 1-02-20Show It N Moe It (Sherlock) 1-02-20center_img OMAHA BEACH COULD WORK SOON FOR RICH PEGASUSlast_img read more

Spurs on red alert as Barca starlet Carles Alena made available for loan

first_imgEverton v Tottenham – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clash BARCELONA have reportedly put Tottenham on red alert by making midfielder Carles Alena available for loan in January.The 21-year-old is a graduate of the Catalans’ fabled La Masia youth academy, but has grown desperate for first team football.2 Tottenham could swoop for unsettled Barcelona midfielder Carles AlenaWith Alena having made just one appearance this season, on the opening day against Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona are finally willing to let their starlet go out on loan.And Mundo Deportivo claim that Spurs are very interested in securing the playmaker’s signature.The signing of Alena could help fill the void likely to be left by wantaway star Christian Eriksen.The Dane has made no secret of his desire to leave North London.And with his contract expiring at the end of the season, the 27-year-old could well be shipped off in January if Spurs can find a buyer.While Alena has hardly featured this season, he would arrive with impressive pedigree, having played 35 times for the Spanish champions by the age of 21.Real Betis are also thought to be interested in Alena, ironically to replace Tottenham-bound Giovani Lo Celso.2The Argentine international was brought in to add creativity to the Tottenham midfield.But the summer signing has been hampered by injury and is yet to start a game for Spurs.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have also been linked with a pair of new full-backs.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY 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 yearSerge Aurier and Danny Rose have both struggled this season for the Lilywhites.And AS Roma Live claim that Spurs are chasing Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui, while A Bola report that they are chasing Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo.Spurs travel to Everton tomorrow sat in the bottom half with just 12 points from their opening ten games.last_img read more

Heartbreak for Troy Parrott as missed penalty helps Norwich City through

first_imgTROY PARROTT endured the heartbreak of a penalty shootout as Norwich City knocked Tottenham out of the FA Cup 3-2 in a shootout.The 18-year-old had come on for Dele Alli early in the first period of extra-time after the sides had finished deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.2 Parrott was disconsolate after missingCredit: AP:Associated Press2 Krul was the hero as his two saves ensured it was Norwich who advancedCredit: AFP or licensorsSpurs had looked to be on the cusp of advancing to the quarter-finals until keeper Michel Vorm spilled a shot that was bundled in on the rebound from Josip Drmic.They had been leading since the 13th minute through Jan Vertonghen’s bullet header from a free-kick whipped in from the left hand side.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho leapt to the defence of the young Dubliner afterwards while pointing out that his general play was what he should focus on improving.He said: “The penalty is nothing. He is a penalty taker in the under-23s, he scores every one in the unders.FOCUS ON GENERAL PLAY”He was so confident, he wanted to take one, he wanted to take the responsibility, it’s an experience in his career.”The problem is not his experience.”The problem is the 30 minutes.”Now people can see that he has to work a lot so don’t think that Parrott is the second Harry Kane because he’s just a young kid that needs to work.FORGET THE PENALTY”Let’s forget the penalty because we all miss the penalties, it was not Troy.”Mourinho has been consistent in putting this message out since taking over Mauricio Pochettino.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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’He has repeatedly refused to bow to public pressure to give Parrott any kind of featured role as he has said he is not ready yet.Elsewhere, there was some more heartening scenes for Irish fans as another striking starlet, Adam Idah, blasted his penalty home superbly.The 19-year-old had come off the bench in the 72nd minute as he helped his side pull off a memorable away upset.last_img read more

Six All Blacks to miss Argentina game

first_imgPhoto: Photosport Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock prepare to pack down in a scrum against the British and Irish Lions. Locks Samuel Whitelock and Brodie Retallick, loose forwards Liam Squire and Sam Cane and backs Beauden Barrett and Ryan Crotty will stay home next week before joining up with the squad in Cape Town.The 28-man squad to travel to Buenos Aires includes the return of loose forwards Jerome Kaino and Matt Todd and lock Patrick Tuipulotu.Coach Steve Hansen says they want to manage the squad across a demanding playing and international travel schedule at the back end of the 2017 season.The squad to travel to Argentina is:Forwards: Wyatt Crockett, Kane Hames, Nepo Laulala, Jeffery Toomaga Allen, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Nathan Harris, Scott Barrett, Luke Romano, Patrick Tuipulotu, Vaea Fifita, Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read (captain), Ardie Savea and Matt Todd.Backs: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Lima Sopoaga, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Damian McKenzie, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Waisake Naholo.A group of players will also head home after the Argentina Test, with details confirmed following the Buenos Aires Test match.All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said it was vital to try and keep players fresh and performing at their very best at this time of the year, with the All Blacks playing eight matches in nine weeks across multiple time zones, taking in the back end of the Investec Rugby Championship, the third Bledisloe Cup match and the end of year Tour.”We struggled at times last year, this is the hardest time of the year for us, so we are just trying to think outside the box and think of ways to keep the players fresh. This also gives us a chance to build player depth and experience.”It puts a lot of pressure on us going to Argentina because they are a good side and we’ll need to play well to perform there, but we’re confident that the group we are taking there will be able to do the job.”Meanwhile, replacement players Akira Ioane and Tim Perry will return to their Mitre 10 Cup provincial teams, while Nathan Harris and Jerome Kaino will also play for their provinces this week.The All Blacks squad will travel to Argentina on Friday.last_img read more

Setién: “This is like a kid who is going to take an exam …”

first_imgQuique Setién appeared at a press conference to answer questions about the current situation of Barcelona, ​​focused on Thursday’s Leganes Cup match, at Camp Nou, the transfer market and the latest results and team image. – Can patience be key to Leganés?-Evidently, controlling the game is important. Our goal is to control the game. Avoid kickbacks. We understand that we will take the initiative a large part of the game, but we must control the options that the opponent has and minimize them. It will not be easy. They don’t have much to lose, they will play quietly. It is an important match.– Do you have the feeling that the emotional stability of the team is at stake this Thursday?-I can clarify that my emotional state and stability remains the same. It was a painful defeat that of Valencia because all defeats are going to be painful. And even if we win, you always have to improve. But emotionally we are stable.– What perspective do you have to end up signing a nine?-I’m delighted with what we have. We will not deny that it would be interesting for a player to come. But I always count on what I have and what comes, welcome will be.-Why does Carles Pérez have no place in his team, his departure is sporty or economical?– It is a shared decision and what I have spoken with the boy has been clear. I don’t usually talk about private conversations. I give my opinion and this is what it is.-Can there be two cheating games of Leganés and Levante?-Football always makes unexpected dribbles and this is always an option. That the expectations you believe are not as positive as you expect. Our goal is to improve and that everything we raise on the board is the pitch. We are clear about the path and the arguments. There are things we would like to see now and it is not easy to see. It is still early for it to be seen.-You said after the defeat that you didn’t know if they hadn’t understood you or if they explained themselves well. Have you talked to the players?-I think you clearly understand what I said. We carry six workouts. There are things that it is impossible for us to see on the pitch. We try to have good communication, but sometimes it is not easy to reach, understand people. It’s like a kid who is going to take an exam, you have to teach him how they did it to me. It is normal.– Is he being unfair to you?-I tell you really. I don’t usually wear out what they say right or wrong about me. I am clear about what I have to worry about. I don’t read or hear almost anything. I focus on what I have to focus on. And this is centered with the costumes. That is where I am. Then you do your job and I respect it, but I focus on what I have to focus on – Are you finding it harder to enjoy and reach the players?-It is getting easier than I thought. Yesterday we did a spectacular training. But you can always improve-If Barça does not sign, do you see the team competing for all the objectives?-I come from the mud and I have got used to working with what I have. If something comes, welcome be. But this club is ready to compete in everything.-Have you been able to talk to Bartomeu, what has he transmitted to you?– It is true that I have spoken with him. He has given me confidence, to give me time. It is a club with a dimension that I do not reach. In fact, I still don’t know people who are around to give me things by name. Bartomeu has told me to be calm and handle myself according to my convictions. But it gives me confidence.-What profile has to have the striker who comes to Barça?-I’m not going to get into these things or talk about them, they are internal. I am not the person to comment on this.-Do you think about the possibility of giving rest to the important ones this Thursday?It is possible that there is some change but we will not give clues to the rival. But I have not decided either.– The club advised to him that it would be good that Carles Pérez left if it did not have continuity in the first equipment?-Repeat. It is a conversation. I have talked to the club and the boy. You know what I have said, my opinion. And so does the club. And this has been decided.-How have you seen Arthur’s first game, it’s not yet ninety minutes?-The other day he played from the start and I think he had 55 minutes and did many things well. He lacks a bit of rhythm and will get better as he feels well. He is a magnificent player.Can you guarantee that nobody else will come out?-I can’t guarantee anything. These are decisions made by the club and are the best decisions for everyone. Nobody leaves if they don’t want to leave.Have you talked to Arturo Vidal?Nerd. I usually talk to the players but in this case I didn’t even know about their exit options.-Are you focused on the short or long term?– Having more time without the pressure of the results would be better. But we understand the difficulties of getting points while introducing concepts to see what you want. We know that there are urgent needs in a club like this and we are getting a lot of information for the players. There is a lot, a lot of work to do. But the intelligence of these players also helps a lot.-How much are you worried that the field factor is not so decisive?I never go quiet to the matches although it can be considered that there is a tendency that everything is easy. Leganés has complicated the lives of many teams. The Leganés is doing things quite well and is a team that what he does, he does very well He has improved and has another dynamism in relation to what he did two months ago. And it can give you a dislike. This will not be easy and I will try to explain it to the players.last_img read more

Bale or Isco, Zidane’s great doubt to measure himself to the City

first_img(embed) (/ embed) Real Madrid trained for the last time before receiving Manchester City (Wednesday 26, 9:00 pm. Movistar Champions League). Zidane has the already known casualties of Asensio and Hazard, which began its recovery process last Monday. The Belgian underwent a first session to begin to reduce the fissure that occurred before the Levant. Both the club and the player are waiting to decide if a conservative treatment is operated or carried out, something that he already did with the injury that occurred on the fifth day of the league against PSG last November. Rodrygo, Altube and Javi Hernández were also trained with the first team. Mariano, meanwhile, completed the third session since his return. Things being that way, Zidane must choose the eleven that faces the whole citizen The coach’s doubt lies in two players who, a priori, are the ones who will make Madrid play in one way or another. The soccer players are Bale and Isco. If he plays Welsh, the logical thing would be that the system to be adopted by the French coach was a 1-4-4-2, with Bale acting on top with Benzema, while the center of the field would be composed of Casemiro, Modric, Kroos and Valverde.If, on the contrary, the chosen one was from Malaga, Madrid would reinforce its center of the field before a team that usually moves the ball quickly in that area. It would force Guardiola to reinforce his environment, leaving a striker, in this case the chosen one could be Sterling, since he comes out of injury, being Agüero or Gabriel Jesus the men chosen to form the tip of the attack. Although for options, Guardiola has a wide offensive repertoire with players like Mahrez, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva.It is also possible that Vinicius is acting next to Benzema. The good moment of the Brazilian player before a defense that he can overcome with his dribbles and diagonals could be considered an option for the white attack.If you want to go to the Bernabéu to enjoy the excitement of Real Madrid live – Manchester City Here you can check the available tickets. See tickets.last_img read more

Hazard, successfully operated in Dallas of his right ankle

first_imgEden Hazard has already been operated on a fissure in the distal fibula of his right leg, injury that has already caused two periods of leave this season and that will take you out of play until the end of it. The objective of the Belgian is clear: 100% reach the European Championship next summer, which begins for Belgium on June 13 in St. Petersburg against Russia. Hazard has been intervened at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, in the state of Texas, in the southern United States. The person in charge of carrying out the operation has been the renowned Dr. Eugene Curry. The Belgian traveled to the Americas on Wednesday, accompanied by his father, Thierry, and by the head of the white club’s medical services, Niko Mihic. The key point of the operation was on the titanium plate that the player has been installed since June 2017, when he was operated by an ankle fracture. That plate has been giving him problems this course: he was injured before the PSG in November and the club opted for a conservative treatment, but after his return only lasted two games, suffering a new injury without even needing to be hit; the problem occurred itself in a badly given heel. The persistence of his ankle problems recommended going through the operating room, although he will probably not be able to play Madrid again this year. Madrid did not report on the interiors of the surgical procedure, although In these cases it is usually customary to replace the plate with a new one.The estimated withdrawal time after the operation is between a month and a half and two to re-train with your colleagues; then he would have to get in shape, which would lengthen the wait until two and a half months or three months. The Belgian, who went yesterday to the NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleand Pelicans and exchanged shirts with Luka Doncic, formerly of the white team’s basketball section, will remain admitted until he is discharged, after which he will return to Spain to begin his recovery. Madrid hopes that it can participate in the last days of LaLiga and that it will be available for a hypothetical Champions final which, right now, seems very distant after 1-2 in the first leg of the Champions League against the City at the Bernabéu.last_img read more

PSG players mock Haaland after moving to quarters

first_imgPSG broke the Champions League round of 16 hex and went to the next round after defeating Borussia of Dortmund 2-0. The Parisians advanced from round, but the image was produced at the end of the meeting, when the players posed in a photo imitating Haaland’s gesture when he scores a goal. In fact, on the first goal that PSG scored, Neymar celebrated by imitating the Norwegian Dortmund striker. And just after the end of 90 minutes, all the members of the squad, with a smile in between, decided to make this gesture as a joke to the two goals that Dortmund’s scored in the first leg.last_img read more

Álvaro Cervera: “It is a greater measure that we have to abide by”

first_imgFurther, the coach considers that playing behind closed doors was not a solution because the fans were going to concentrate in the same way on the outskirts of the stadium. “In football there was the possibility of playing behind closed doors, but even so, there would not be people in the venue, but outside yes. We all had in mind that there was a possibility and in the end it has happened. It is a greater measure that we have to abide by as it is. “ After hearing the news that the competition in the First and Second Division is paralyzed during the next two days, there have been many reactions. Álvaro Cervera, Cádiz coach, He has also expressed his opinion on the matter at a press conference before the club’s media. The mister understands that it is a social emergency situation and that every measure is important to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.Cervera has been preparing all week for Sunday’s match against Rayo Vallecano despite the fact that they considered the suspension of the day very likely. “We have been training all week as if we were going to play on Sunday, but in everyone’s head, we saw that this could happen. As the days passed, more things were closing, basketball, the mass events stopped being called as well. “ The coach has insisted on the idea that they are not facing a vacation, but rather a complicated situation in which one must remain calm. “What you have to do is not take it as a vacation, it’s a hiatus. We will continue preparing for when the competition starts again. Now we have to be calm with our people and try to avoid any problem. “Regarding the established action protocol, Cádiz has reached the agreement to rest the weekend and continue with training to avoid losing the routine“We stopped for the weekend and will continue planning next week for two Sundays. We are a group of more than 30 people, we must be calm and not disperse. Try not to contact people who may have the virus to be as far from the focus of the problem. “In the sports part, Cervera affirms that this stoppage can benefit certain players due to their injuries or overloads, but being a social situation, the concern does not stop. “Sportsfully it gives you time to think, to recover touched players, to rest overloaded players … but this is a social thingSo we are all very aware of what may happen because it is a forced halt due to a very worrying issue and we have to take it that way, but in sport it frees us a little bit of that.last_img read more