No. 2 Bearkats Take Five-Set Thriller Over No. 7 Lady Lions

first_img2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox ScoreCONWAY, Ark. – All five sets were needed in the opening matchup of the 2019 Southland Conference Tournament between No. 2 Sam Houston State and No. 7 Southeastern Louisiana. The Bearkats ultimately outlasted the Lady Lions, climbing to a 3-2 win in order to advance to Friday’s semifinal round at Farris Center in Conway, Ark. SHSU was lifted by sophomore Breanne Chausse who finished with a match-high 26 kills on a scorching .523 hitting percentage.Set OneThe Bearkats took the opening set 25-19 after launching 14 kills and a .265 team hitting percentage. Chausse rung up five kills to lead the way, while the Sam Houston defense limited the Lady Lions to a .125 hitting percentage. SHSU maintained control a majority of the way as the only lead change came at the top of the set, following Southeastern Louisiana’s opening kill of the match.Set TwoSLU jumped out early in set two with a 4-2 scoring run that left the Bearkats on their heels to open the set. SHSU found its footing and creeped back to a 10-9 lead after four-straight points in the middle of the set. Southeastern Louisiana responded with eight unanswered points to take the lead for the final time in the second set. Despite a late comeback bid, Karlee Wilkerson came up with a block and a kill for the Lady Lions to put the Bearkats away 25-18 and even the match up at 1-1.Set ThreeExtra points were required in set three as Sam Houston State pulled out a 27-25 victory despite a combined nine kills from SLU’s Sam Gomez and Jodi Edo. SHSU’s Morgan Janda dished out nine assists while Chausse continued her offensive onslaught with seven more kills. The Kats fell behind 25-24 late in the set but recorded to record three-consecutive points to move ahead 2-1 in the match.Set FourSet four opened up with a 6-2 run by Sam Houston State but the Lady Lions quickly closed the gap and locked the score at 8-8 on a kill from Gomez. Another kill by Edo placed the Lady Lions ahead 13-12 and gave SLU its final lead of the set. Southeastern Louisiana capitalized on a Sam Houston State attack error, securing a 25-22 fourth-set victory.Set FiveThe Bearkats stepped on the gas early in the final set, jumping out to a 7-3 lead on a kill from Ashley Lewis. The Lady Lions attempted a late rally and managed to close the SHSU lead to 10-9. However, Sam Houston State’s Chausse registered her 26th kill of the afternoon to close the match with a 5-1 scoring run and secure the 3-2 victory for the Bearkats.Sam Houston State advances to the semifinals with the win, where it will face the winner of No. 3 Northwestern State and No. 6 Houston Baptist.last_img read more

Berbatov warns Spurs stars that Mourinho will ‘take no s***’ – but will win cups

first_imgJose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenham EX-TOTTENHAM striker Dimitar Berbatov has warned his former club that new boss Jose Mourinho will “take no s***” – but will turn them into winners.The Bulgarian was on the scoresheet the last time Spurs won silverware, as his strike sent them on the way to victory in the 2008 League Cup final.3 Berbatov believes that Mourinho will deliver his former side trophiesBut the 38-year-old has backed The Special One to be the man to end the trophy drought at White Hart Lane.He told Betfair: “This new appointment, like every time a new manager comes in, will bring new life to the team, it will shake things up and people will wake up a bit and start proving themselves.”The Spurs players should be excited because they are going to play for one of the best managers in the world and it is a great opportunity for them.”Mourinho has had a good rest, he was watching teams playing, commentating, he will have drawn lessons and conclusions from his last job at Man United and now it’s a fresh start for him.”He’s taking over a great team with great players and he’s in London, the city that he loves, so for me, I think it’s the perfect match. Spurs is a team that wants to grow, develop and achieve things and I think it’s a good place for him.”By appointing him, the board were probably thinking ‘wherever he goes he brings trophies’ and Spurs need a trophy, we talk about it all the time.”He has the experience and he can bring them a trophy to feel that victory, and develop that winning mentality and get used to it.”He’s won so much already in his career and it will be interesting to see if he has mellowed.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us about how he mellowed later in his career and took more time to think about things and not reacting so impulsively, so it will be interesting to see if Mourinho does something similar at Spurs.”3Berbatov was also keen to point out if they are to be successful, the players will have to buy into Mourinho’s ideas.He added: “With his resume and the amount of trophies he has won in the Champions League, Premier League and wherever he goes, he as earned the right to take no s***, if you show him respect he will give you respect back, and he deserves that because he has proven himself by winning so much.”The players will want to show him how they can play and they will be thinking that they need to prove themselves to him.”He will bring new ideas, a new way of playing, new exercises in training and the players will need to show themselves, all of them.”In every club you have that player hierarchy, you know that you are good, maybe you are the captain of the team and you know you are going to play.”But at the same time that doesn’t give you the right to just lay back and play off your name, you need to work hard and this will be the case with Mourinho.”3LATEST 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 yearThe former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager will get his reign underway with a London derby against West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.The match provides the perfect opportunity for Mourinho to get off to the perfect start.Not only could he deliver Tottenham a derby victory against the beleaguered Hammers, but also a first away victory in the league since January.last_img read more

Mourinho superfan Viv, 62, gets 38th tattoo of Jose to mark his Spurs comeback

first_imgTHERE are fans, then there are super fans.Jose Mourinho obsessive Viv Bodycote, 62, now has 38 tattoos of ‘The Special One’ inked on her body – all because he “melts” her.16 62-year-old grandma Viv Bodycote is obsessed with Jose MourinhoCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 SunSport joined Bodycote at Hink Me Tattoo in Leicestershire, where she was getting her 38th tattoo of ‘The Special One’Credit: Dave Pinegar – The SunThe granny from Hinckley, Leicestershire is so smitten with the surly Portuguese Tottenham manager that she’s splashed around £2,000 on Mourinho tats in just three years.And the retired teaching assistant is adamant she will get more – should he lead Spurs to silverware.SunSport joined Viv at Hink-Me Tattoo studio to see her unveil her latest homage to the Premier League manager.She revealed: “I’m sure I’ve spent around a couple of thousand pounds on tattoos of Jose Mourinho over the years.”But it’s definitely worth it, because I love him. And I’m willing to spend more. In fact, I’m already thinking about what I can do next.”‘HE’S THE BEES-KNEES’Viv got her first Mourinho tattoo in 2017 after he arrived at Old Trafford following his Chelsea dismissal.His good looks, immaculate dress sense and anti-establishment attitude were what spurred her on to get a tattoo.”He’s the bees knees,” she purred.”Jose’s good-looking, he’s smart and I love what he’s achieved as a manager. He absolutely melts me.16 Bodycote is smitten by Jose Mourinho’s good looksCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 Bodycote admitted Mourinho, “melts me”Credit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 Viv Bodycote got her first Mourinho tattoo in 2017Credit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 Since 2017, Bodycote has continued to add to her Mourinho tattoo collectionCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun”I would put him on a pedestal above all the other managers, including Pep Guardiola.”The only one that comes close is Mauricio Pochettino. But he’s still not a patch on Jose.”Watching him manage and coach a team is very sexy. And I bet he smells nice to!o.”POORLY TREATED AT OLD TRAFFORDAfter Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United, Viv stopped supporting the Red Devils.She admitted she was left devastated when he went on a managerial hiatus before accepting the Spurs job.But now that he’s back in the Premier League, Viv has joined Tottenham’s cause and will be following Harry Kane and Co, while cheering on her crush.”Wherever Jose goes, I go,” she told us.”I followed him at Manchester United, and I think he was poorly treated there. It was painful to watch.”I don’t think it was Jose’s fault, there’s something wrong at that club because history is repeating itself with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And looking at the bigger picture, they are actually worse.16 Leicestershire-based Bodycote believes Mourinho was badly treated as manager of Man UtdCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 When it was announced that Mourinho was returning to the Premier League with Tottenham Bodycote was delightedCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 Now, Bodycote is fully behind Mourinho and TottenhamCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 Bodycote wanted to celebrate Mourinho joining Spurs with a new tattooCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun”But when he got the Spurs job I was relieved for him. I went and got every single paper, was reading every report online, I just couldn’t get enough.”I was like a kid in a sweet shop, dancing around the house, kissing his pictures I have of him dotted around the house. I was just made up.”HER HUSBAND APPROVESViv’s fandom now knows no end. As she says, she’s got it bad for all things Spurs and Mourinho right now.A week after Daniel Levy announced he was Pochettino’s replacement, she went straight to the nail salon for a Spurs-themed manicure.Viv also added blue streaks through her blonde hair – as she vows to go for it, even matching Tottenham’s colours with her jewellery.Her enthusiasm for all things Mourinho isn’t something that upsets her husband, Tony.”He loves it – he loves Jose Mourinho too,” she revealed.”We will watch games together, he always asks me about Mourinho and he’s very supportive of the tattoos I’ve had done.”There’s no hint of jealousy there.”With her passion reignited for football and Mourinho, Viv is sure she will add to her tattoo collection in the future.16 Bodycote joked that her obsession with getting Mourinho tattoos will only end when she runs out of space on her bodyCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 In fact, Bodycote plans on getting another Mourinho tattoo should he bring silverware to SpursCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun”I don’t think there will be a time when enough is enough.”Something Mourinho does will probably trigger me in wanting another tattoo of him. Say Spurs go on to win a trophy? I’ll have to find a space to celebrate that, but I won’t get anything done my neck or face.”TOP FOUR, HERE WE COMESince arriving in North London, Mourinho has overseen three successive wins as Tottenham aim to get their season back on track.And Viv is obviously delighted by his progress in such a short space of time.”I am over-the-moon by the start he’s had,” she said.”He’s had the chance to wipe the slate clean, and this is hopefully the start of something big.”The players are playing well. Dele Alli seems to be reborn, so let’s just keep it up and keep winning.”I can definitely see Spurs finishing in the top four this season. Next season, I believe he will get us challenging for the league title.”WHEN CAN WE MEET?Viv hasn’t had the pleasure of meeting Jose yet. But she knows exactly what she would do if she got the chance.16 Bodycote is desperate to meet Jose MourinhoCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 After almost three hours, Bodycote’s new Mourinho tattoo is completedCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 Bodycote is delighted with the resultCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun16 The tattoo is an ode to Mourinho’s Premier League return and SpursCredit: Dave Pinegar – The Sun”I would love to meet Jose,” she gushed.”I would dress extremely smart, and I’d tell him how honoured I was to meet him, that I’ve followed him through good times and bad, and I have a lot of respect for what he’s achieved.”And wherever he goes, so do I. I’ll always support him.”Even if he one day managed Tottenham’s great rivals, Arsenal?Latest football featuresHOUSE OF GODMaradona’s teenage home now a quirky museum made to look like it was in 1978TIM VICKERYCunha’s goals for Hertha Berlin show he can succeed Firmino & Jesus for BrazilMAN THEY’RE BADMan Utd’s worst kits include vintage green and gold shirt & ‘cursed’ greyLewdicrousInside Lewandowski’s £7m flat in Poland with private cinema and a golf simulatorExclusiveTIM VICKERYBarcelona target Martinez stood out as a teen because of his talent and graftGONE TO THE DOGSGrealish, Sterling & Noble among Prem stars protected by £25k guard dogsMALIBU STANArsenal owner Kroenke’s £20m Malibu home where Princess Di was set to move inGROOM-ALDORonaldo’s hairstyles through the years, from blond highlights to tight top knot”Yes,” she admitted after a long pause.”If Jose Mourinho one day became manager of the Gunners, I would begrudgingly become an Arsenal supporter.”After all, it’s always about Mourinho for me.”Man United vs Tottenham FREE: Live stream, TV channel and kick-off time for Premier League clashlast_img read more

Alderweireld doesn’t see himself as star but schoolchildren prove otherwise

first_imgTOBY ALDERWEIRELD is the real thing — even if he does not see it.The Tottenham defender, despite 98 caps for Belgium and a glittering club career, insists he is not a star.7 Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld insists he is not a starCredit: Pro Sports ImagesThe children at a North London primary school, where the Belgian paid a surprise visit this week to launch a poetry competition, clearly begged to differ.The looks of disbelief on the excited pupils’ faces restored your faith in football and humanity.And Alderweireld, used to playing in front of screaming fans, seemed as surprised as anybody in the classroom.He said: “For me it is still strange to see people react like that when they see me.“I do not see myself as a big star or anything like that.“It’s strange and nice when people are always happy to see you.“I am no big deal. I don’t see myself as some sort of superstar so it makes you proud to know you inspire people, especially children.”So why is Alderweireld so grounded when many of his contemporaries have let their fame go to their heads? He said: “I think it’s because of my education and my parents. Maybe being Belgian as well.7 Alderweireld paid a surprise visit to the Crowland Primary School in Tottenham7 The Belgian encourage entries into this year’s Premier League Writing Stars poetry competitionCredit: Pro Sports Images“Our mentality is always to be down to earth and work hard.”Alderweireld, who turns 31 on Monday, grew up in a working class family in Antwerp.He said: “My mother stayed at home and looked after me and my two brothers, while my father worked in the chemical industry and always had two jobs.“So actually my mother was always there and father wasn’t there, he was always at work providing for us.“That way of living and working hard is all I know.“Does it make me appreciate what I have now? Of course.“My father doesn’t like me telling this story but when we were growing up we didn’t go out for dinner a lot.“But every two months we would go out for a pizza as a treat and I was only allowed to order one Coke with my meal.“So I had to eat all of my meal with just one drink. It is something that has stayed with me.7 Alderweireld made 98 caps for Belgium in his glittering careerCredit: Pro Sports Images“Even now when I go out for a meal and order a second Coke I think ‘Wow, yeah!’. I’m so pleased I can now order a second Coke. Don’t get me wrong, my parents always gave us everything we needed but it was always earned with hard work.“I remember after school and in the holidays me and my little brother going to help our father clean apartment blocks.“I am not ashamed of that, the opposite. I feel proud. It’s important to know where you come from.”Alderweireld recently became a father for the second time when his wife gave birth to Jace, younger brother to their 18-month daughter Ayla.The proud father then made a mad dash from Antwerp through Storm Ciara, via Eurostar and in a car, to play and score in Spurs’ 3-2 win at Aston Villa.The drama and chaos epitomised his last 18 months at the club, where for a while it looked like he was on his way out.With his contract running down he found himself left out of the team by former boss Mauricio Pochettino.But Alderweireld fought his way back in and helped the North Londoners reach their first — and his second — Champions League final, which they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid in June.7 Alderweireld recently became a father for the second time when his wife gave birth to JaceCredit: Twitter @AlderweireldTob7 After the birth of Jace Alderweireld made a mad dash from Antwerp to play and score in Spurs’ 3-2 win at VillaCredit: ReutersThe club then triggered a contract extension before a poor start to the season resulted in Poch being sacked and replaced with Jose Mourinho in November.And weeks later, Alderweireld put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half year contract.The former Ajax, Atletico Madrid and Southampton ace, who lines up for Spurs at home to Wolves tomorrow, said: “I wasn’t thinking too much about my future.“I’m not arrogant but my view has always been ‘As long as I do my best, the best will come to me’.“The former manager never gave me any reasons for not playing me, but I understand that.“I am not the guy who knocks on his door and says ‘Hey, what about me?’. I think that is very selfish and I would never do that.“You have to think about the team and not yourself.”Alderweireld was schooled in the Ajax academy and won three Dutch titles before a 2013 switch to Atletico, where he played under Diego Simeone.He added: “At Ajax it is all about playing. But I remember the first time in Madrid training I controlled the ball in the 18-yard box and he said ‘Stop! Never do that!’. I never repeated it!MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids“But I learned a lot from him. All the activity, football-wise and long balls and passing I got from Ajax. But pure defending and knowing how important it is to win, I learned from him.“I may not have played so much but I learned a lot. I won the league there, played the final of the Champions League and I am grateful to him.”7 Alderweireld recently signed a new three-and-a-half year contractCredit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hope that Harry Kane will soon return to training Toby visited Crowland Primary School in Tottenham to encourage entries into this year’s Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition.last_img read more

Tottenham favourites to complete £20million transfer for QPR star Eberechi Eze

first_imgTOTTENHAM have their eye on Queens Park Rangers star Eberechi Eze.Top scout Brian Carey saw the midfielder, 21, in dazzling form in their 3-1 win at Preston last Saturday.3 Eberechi Eze is a £20million transfer target for Tottenham this summer as he continues to shine for QPRCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd now Spurs are emerging as clear favourites to nab him.QPR want around £20million and that price tag has already put off Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.Spurs, who need new blood to boost their squad depth, may tempt the Championship club with a player swap package.Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen on signing Eze before his sacking.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESBut Jose Mourinho is also keen to explore the possibility of bringing in the England Under-21 international.Eze was born in Greenwich and joined the Millwall academy but was released in 2016, taking on a job at Tesco before earning his break at QPR.He spent the first half of the 2017-18 season on loan at Wycombe before forcing his way into the Rs’ side.His new deal penned in 2018 ties him down at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium until 2021.Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star Rafinha This season under Mark Warburton, Eze has been QPR’s standout player.Only Nakhi Wells – who joined Bristol City in January – has more than his 12 goals this term while his eight assists puts him top of the pile at the West London club.Be grabbed one of each in the victory at Deepdale.QPR outshining Chelsea after Dalling becomes 18TH academy debutant in 6 yearsBy DUNCAN WRIGHTMOVE over Chelsea, there is another club in West London with a stunning track record for blooding young stars.Frank Lampard’s Blues have taken the plaudits for bringing through kids this season — but QPR are putting them to shame with their conveyor belt of talent.When Deshane Dalling, 21, appeared in the FA Cup win over Swansea in January, he became the 18th player nurtured by Under-23 boss Paul Hall to make his first-team debut for the R’s.Former Jamaica World Cup star Hall is in his sixth year in charge of the development squad at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium — and is turning up talent at a dazzling rate.The squad is littered with homegrown players like Ebere Eze, Ilias Chair and Bright Osayi-Samuel, who are already catching the eye of Premier League clubs.READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE33Glenn Hoddle admits there is a big problem at Spurs as they exit the Champions League and lose their sixth game in a rowlast_img read more

Up to 31 athletes could be banned after Beijing retests

first_imgThe announcement comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 selected doping samples from the 2008 Games in Beijing.The IOC said the retests were conducted using the very latest scientific analysis methods.It also revealed it is awaiting the results of 250 retests from the 2012 Olympics in London.”All these measures are a powerful strike against the cheats we do not allow to win,” IOC president Thomas Bach said.”They show once again that dopers have no place to hide. We keep samples for 10 years so that the cheats know that they can never rest.”By stopping so many doped athletes from participating in Rio, we are showing once more our determination to protect the integrity of the Olympic competition.”More than 4,500 tests were carried out at the Beijing Games in 2008 – but just nine athletes were caught cheating.The IOC said the retests were focused on athletes who could potentially take part in Rio.It added 12 affected national Olympic associations would be informed in the coming days.However, the IOC said it would not be revealing the names of athletes who had returned adverse findings until B-samples had been tested and individuals informed.The British Olympic Association said it has not been contacted by the IOC.The organisation also confirmed it is to start re-testing samples from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Last week, a whistleblower alleged Russian secret service agents helped to protect drug cheats in Sochi, although the Russian authorities denied the claims.The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is now investigating those allegations and on Tuesday announced it had appointed former Interpol agent and French Gendarmerie major Mathieu Holz to lead the inquiry.IOC steps up doping fightThe latest measures taken by the IOC come after Russia and Kenya were found to have breached anti-doping rules in recent months.Russia was banned from athletics competition in November after a Wada commission report recommended the sanction.The nation’s athletics federation accepted its ban from international competition, with sports minister Vitaly Mutko saying this week Russia was “very sorry” and “ashamed” of cheating athletes who were not caught by its anti-doping systems.But he argued not lifting the ban for the Rio Games would be “unfair and disproportionate” and that clean athletes should not be punished.Meanwhile, Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario is confident the nation will not be banned from Rio despite being judged to be non-compliant with the global anti-doping code.Wada has written to Kenya, outlining what it must do to meet the anti-doping code.The IOC said it is funding Wada to carry out intelligence-gathering before the Rio Games to make pre-event testing “as efficient and independent as possible”.last_img read more

The schedules of the 25th day of LaLiga Santander are already known

first_imgSaturday, February 22, 202013:00 Celtic – Leganés16:00 Barcelona – Eibar18:30 Real Sociedad – Valencia21:00 Levante – Real MadridSunday, February 23, 202012:00 Osasuna – Granada14:00 Alavés – Athletic16:00 Valladolid – Espanyol18:30 Getafe – Seville9:00 pm Atlético de Madrid – Villarreal LaLiga has published the schedules of the 25th day of the championship, which will be held from February 21 to 23. As usual, the games will be played between Friday and Sunday and the open game will be Sunday at 2:00 pm: Alavés – Athletic Club de Bilbao. These are all schedules:Friday, February 21, 202021:00: Real Betis – Mallorcalast_img read more

If Barcelona wants Lucas Pérez, he will have to disburse about 25 million

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 8, 2020 The winter market has already concluded but there are some operations still capable of being carried out. The most powerful is that of Lucas Pérez, which interests Barcelona after Dembelé’s injury. Tuesday will be a key day as a medical committee will analyze whether the player’s injury is serious enough for Barcelona players to incorporate players. Another case is that of Burgui, who barely plays with Garitano. The arrival of Camarasa Y Edgar and the settlement of Burke, Aleix Y Borja practically discards him in the second round. Another that will be losing prominence clearly will be Luis Rioja. The truth is that the lesion of Javi Ros (meniscus with cartilage involvement) it seems that it will cause the hands to go to the market and that the pacense is a good option in cession formula. Lucas’s clause is around 25 million and Alavés is not willing to lower it because he risks losing a key player without having signed the permanence in First. Yesterday he The Party of COPE, the player said that “I don’t know anything about Barca’s interest but if there is an opportunity at the end of the year, it will be welcome.” 7last_img read more

Who was St. Patrick and why is his day celebrated on March 17?

first_imgSt. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland, since this saint is the patron of the country. A holiday celebrated on March 17, is of Catholic origin and has a special meaning for the people of Éire and the Celtic culture. But who was it and why is St. Patrick celebrated this day?The first thing to know is that St. Patrick is neither holy, nor was his name Patrick, nor was he originally from Ireland. This man, who has never been officially canonized by the church, was called Maewyn Succat, was born in 385 in what is now Scotland and was the son of a cleric and Roman officer. Throughout his life, he himself was reflecting the events that occurred in a series of writings and thanks to this he can be known for everything that happened until he became the figure venerated by the Irish.Maewyn’s history with the country of which he would be patron is born at age 16, at which time he was kidnapped by Celtic pirates who moved him from Scotland to the northwest coast of Ireland. At that time, the country was divided into independent tribes and there they sold him as a slave to a Druid. At the service of this teacher, the young man dedicated himself to caring for sheep and began to experience faith in God that would lead him to a new future.After six years of slavery, one night the young man dreamed that God revealed to him by showing the ship in which he had to flee the island. Maewyn walked about 300 kilometers along the Irish coast and when he finally found the ship that was supposed to move him, the captain of the latter refused to embark him given the shortage of money of the boy. It was his pleas that would convince the crew chief, which finally led him to French Brittany.Finally free, the young man delved into the Catholic faith and, first in Canes and then in Auxerre, where he was consecrated bishop and adopted the name of Patrick (meaning father of all citizens), he was preaching and evangelizing different people. From France he would undertake a trip to Rome in which he would meet Pope Celestine I, who would entrust him with the function of being a missionary in Ireland.Returning to the Emerald Island (Ireland is known for the number of green areas), Patrick began to preach the gospel by the various tribes in order to turn the heathen into Christians. It was in Down County where he spent much of this stage and in a barn, nowadays converted into a church in his honor, he began celebrating his masses. From there his word spread throughout the island while he founded new churches and brought together Catholic congregations. The feast of St. Patrick was chosen to extol the culture and values ​​of Ireland. Image: Reuters Thanks to all these actions, St. Patrick became the first person who preached Christianity for Ireland, a pagan land at the time and that today is the third country with more Catholics in the West, behind Italy and Spain. In addition, for his actions, he is credited with a symbol that has ended up linked to Irish culture. This is the three-leaf clover, an object that St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity by assigning to each leaf one of the three divine personalities (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), something that was simple for the learning of the Irish. This plant is the one that symbolizes the saint and which has ended up becoming the country’s heritage along with the color green.St. Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Downpatrick (today in Northern Ireland) and there the Down Cathedral was built where his grave is located but not his relics, it is unknown where he was buried. It was this date of his death the one chosen in 1903 by the Irish nationalist leader, James O’Mara, to commemorate a public holiday in the country that would eventually become the massive National Day of the Republic of Ireland that is currently.Parades and parties of the worldBut St. Patrick’s Day is not originally from the country that welcomed the saint, but from the United States, where immigrants began celebrating it in the 18th century to keep Ireland’s roots alive. This population was increasing from the famine that affected Europe in the nineteenth century and today reaches 40 million Americans with Irish ancestors.Therefore, the American country has become the great exponent of Celtic culture and some of its cities have a society influenced by Ireland. In Boston there is a basketball team dedicated to the culture of the Emerald Island (Boston Celtics), in Chicago the river turns green when it approaches March 17 and in New York, a non-Irish city with more Irish people, the most famous and largest parade in the world for St. Patrick’s Day. Even the city cathedral is dedicated to Saint Patrick.As for Ireland, the first ride that took place on this day was in Dublin in 1931. However, it would not be until 1990, amid tensions between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, when it would host the crowd of people with whom the event is known in the 21st century. The government of the country saw on this date the perfect opportunity to promote nationalist symbols, traditional culture and the exaltation of Irish roots in the figure of St. Patrick.In addition, this March 17 monuments from around the world commemorate the saint’s holiday. Places like the One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building in New York, the London Eye in London, the Sydney Opera House, the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, the Tower of Pisa or the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro they light up emerald green for the National Day of the Republic of Ireland.Spain is also a participant in the #OlaVerde from different parts of the country as it has been celebrating for other years. In Madrid the City Hall, the Puerta de Alcalá and the Cibeles Fountain are illuminated, in A Coruña, the Celtic city par excellence of Spain, the Tower of Hercules, in Seville the Glorieta de Don Juan de Austria and in Tenerife the Plaza de España. They debut in this play of lights: Barcelona, ​​Santander, Malaga, Zaragoza, Murcia, Cáceres, Valladolid and Tarragona.center_img St. Patrick was born in Scotland, his name was Maewyn and he was never canonizedHe used a clover to explain Christianity and the Holy TrinityThe holiday was spread by Irish immigrants in the USlast_img read more

Ramos, to Piqué: “I sign to win all the Classics with a first half as bad as the one he says”

first_imgThe worst Barça he saw: “Barça has its seal that is possession. His philosophy is respectable for me. We have another style, neither better nor worse, just different. ”Mariano’s goal: “It was a goal that came very well for the game and on a personal level for him. There is nothing as rewarding as a goal in the Classic. We are glad for him to be there. The virtue of Zizou is to always have players ready. ”Vinicius: “Vini lives off the goal, but he has been in a hurry and pressure. You have to give him that peace of mind. He is a very young player with a lot of personality. In the end they have been cracking us all our lives. We have to live with that.”Restlessness of the tier: “Not at all. The slabs are every match. We wanted to recover that spirit because they are a key piece for us. What better way than winning a Classic to regain confidence. It’s an exam every three days. ”Favorites: “I do not like that word. That is for the people. The League was long until losing. We recover the leadership and go game by game as if they were final. We will see who endures. ”City: “I saw the match. The first is self-criticism and for that you have to see it. We did 78 very good minutes and from there there were mismatches. They are lessons for the future. “Resort the red: “The possibility of resorting to it will be done. For me of course. Any option to play that game Madrid will do and I will put pressure. The criterion is relative, some say yes and others say no. Football is like that and cannot be rewound. There is a wonderful game back. ”Zidane resigned with criticism: “I don’t know if he is valued or not. Opinion is not controlled. If anyone has the ass pelao He is the Mr. He does it with a peace of mind like in the countryside. ”Missing Gabriel Jesus: “For me it’s a slight touch.”Rubiales y Casillas, for the presidency of the RFEF: “I am the captain. I have a good relationship with Iker and Rubiales. I always wish the best to Iker but I’m also Rubi’s friend, you’re not going to take anything from me. ” Sergio Ramos analyzed the triumph of Real Madrid in the Classic. The white captain was satisfied with the performance of the team and with the leadership recovered. “There is a lot left and you have to have your feet on the ground,” he said.Leaders: “That’s right. After the last results we wanted to claim and what better way than at home and before a great team like Barça. It was a unique opportunity to depend on ourselves. There are three important points but there is much, we must have feet on the ground. “In the first part they suffered: “We gave the ball a bit to Barça, we decided to be more withdrawn. I do not know if better or worse but it was our decision. They had control of the ball but did not generate chances. In the second part we changed the approach, trying to steal in the opposite field and we started to create occasions and we managed to score. “Based on what they decide to replicate and then take the step forward: “These are phases in the game and decisions are made based on the match. It is not known if sometimes it is better or worse but we did it that way. We will have to go around to see what can be improved. Now, try to keep us up as much as possible. “They learned from defeat against City: “In the end mistakes are learning, they should always help us to improve and make us stronger. This team has led to self-criticism.”Attention to Messi: “In the end, Messi creates a constant uncertainty and you have to be aware. Maybe we emphasized Leo because he is decisive, we put all the attention on him, trying to close the space.”Bernabéu effect: “In the end when the results do not accompany you, you end up feeling in debt. It took a match like that to merge again. Now, to keep us and return it with titles not only with matches.”Later he attended the media present in the ‘mixed zone’.Final match: “I don’t think it was a match ball. There were three important points to merge with the fans, it was normal that they were not happy with us after a difficult year. Important so they don’t go to five points. ”Piqué’s opinion: “Everyone’s opinion is respectable. I signed to win all the Classics by making a first half as bad as he says. The approach was different, in the first we left the ball and in the second we decided to go upstairs. They were not so fresh and we began to generate occasions. If we become thinnerlast_img read more