UNO’s Vullings Named Southland Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Sahaja Yamalapalli2 Jr. Sam Houston State Hyderabad, India Food Science/Nutrition 3.79 A three-time all-academic honoree, Northwestern State’s Judit Castillo Gargallo headlines the repeat selections on the teams. Lady Demon teammate Ela Iwaniuk, Yamalapalli, and A&M-Corpus Christi’s Maria Maldonado are being recognized for a second time in their careers. One of the most successful student-athletes in the shortened spring season, Vullings was a flawless 10-0 at the top position in singles play, including wins over the league’s reigning Player of the Year Samaja Yamalapalli of Sam Houston State and Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin of Central Arkansas. She owns a 3.73 GPA in accounting. Ank Vullings^ Jr. New Orleans Roermond, Netherlands Accounting 3.73 Mariya Shumeika So. A&M-Corpus Christi Minsk, Belarus Biology 4.00 Nini Memishishi Jr. Abilene Christian Tbilisi, Georgia Accounting 4.00 Judit Castillo Gargallo3 Sr. Northwestern State Teruel, Spain Health & Exercise Science 3.92 The average GPA of the honorees is 3.88, and all individuals boast a mark of 3.52 or higher, including five with a perfect 4.00. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State led the way with three selections each, and the Islanders paced the conference with two first-team picks. UNO placed two on the teams while Abilene Christian, Sam Houston State, UIW and Central Arkansas each garnered one spot. Maria Maldonado2 Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi El Ejido, Spain Finance 4.00 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Second Team The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Yurina Asai Sr. New Orleans Nagoya, Japan Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism 4.00center_img FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ank Vullings is the 2020 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-academic teams. Student-Athlete of the Year awards are presented by GEICO. 2020 Southland Women’s Tennis All-Academic Teams Patrycja Polanska Jr. Northwestern State Zakopane, Poland Psychology/Addiction Studies 4.00 Student-Athlete of the Year: Ank Vullings, New Orleans Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Fuka Nonoyama So. Central Arkansas Myoshi, Japan Undecided 3.81 Jelena Dordan Sr. UIW Caplijina, Bosnia & Herzegovenia Accounting 3.91 Ela Iwaniuk2 Sr. Northwestern State Konarskie, Poland Chemistry 3.52 Camille Townsend So. A&M-Corpus Christi Coconut Creek, Florida Biology 3.91 First Team The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. ^Student-Athlete of the Year2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selectionlast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

first_imgPOPULAR JAY COHEN IS BACK ON THE HORN TODAY TRAINER POINTS NEW BUY TO SANTA ANITA DERBY RETIRED GARY STEVENS FEELING GOOD BEHIND MICcenter_img PAPAPRODROMOU SEEKS SANTA ANITA DERBY UPSETGeorge Papaprodromou plans to run rank outsider and recent private purchase Synthesis in the Santa Anita Derby a week from Saturday, April 6.Stifle those guffaws and hark on back to April 19, 2014. That’s the day Papaprodromou saddled Imperative to win the $1.5 million Charlestown Classic by a length-and-a-half at 26-1, upsetting 3-5 favorite Game On Dude, three-time winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap.“So far, so good,” said the 42-year-old Papaprodromou, whose 76-year-old father, Andreas, was a trainer in his own right. “The horse worked last week, he’ll work again Sunday and we’ll go from there.”Previously trained by Keith Desormeaux for owners Big Chief Racing LLC and Madaket Stables, Synthesis is a three-year-old Kentucky-bred son of First Samurai who was fourth Feb. 10 in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs, beaten a length at odds of nearly 18-1.The new owners are Kretz Racing, John Decker and Jay Selby.In nine starts, Synthesis has a maiden win at Keeneland last Oct. 20, in addition to one second and four thirds, with earnings of $117,400.                             Fans will be treated to a stakes bonanza April 6, with seven added money events worth $2,750,000 on the calendar, topped by the $1 million Santa Anita Derby and the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino.In addition to the 1 ¼-mile Big ‘Cap and the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby, each bestowed with Grade I status, Santa Anita will showcase the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks for fillies at 1 1/16 miles; the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes for three-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs; the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs; the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf; and the Grade III, $150,000 Providencia Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.First post time for the biggest day in racing to date this year will be 12 noon.JAY COHEN BACK AT SANTA ANITA TO BLOW HIS HORNJay Cohen, Santa Anita’s popular horn blower, is back on the beat at Santa Anita today after missing some three months battling a face-paralyzing ailment called Bell’s Palsy.Cohen, 63, has been a fixture at Santa Anita for the past 31 years, treating fans to their favorite tunes upon request, telling what are best described as “corn-ball” jokes and performing magic tricks when not beckoning horses to the track with his signature ‘Call to the Post,’ but Bell’s Palsy put an end to those glorious moments, at least until now.“I’m about 80 percent as far as playing the trumpet goes,” Cohen said, “but the Bell’s Palsy has been gone for weeks. I’ve been extremely lucky with a huge amount of support medically and from fans who sent letters wishing me well.”Cohen took advantage of his down time to learn additional magic tricks for his many patrons. “My time off gave me a chance to come up with some new tricks,” he said.“I’m good enough to come back to work, and I can tell you, I’ve played the trumpet when I’ve felt worse. I’m back and nothing’s going to stop me now.”Or to paraphrase a lyric from the song ‘Nothing Can Stop Me now,’ Jay Cohen has “found a dream worth fighting for . . . ”STEVENS DOING WELL AFTER RETIRING FROM THE SADDLE       Gary Stevens, fresh out of the starting gate in a new career behind the mic after retiring from a Hall of Fame riding career last November, was a recent visitor to Clockers’ Corner, taking in the breathtaking landscape that is uniquely Santa Anita’s, and schmoozing with friends and acquaintances.Stevens is recovering well from an operation on his C4 vertebra nearly two months ago following a post parade mishap at Del Mar.“The surgery took place the latter part of January at USC, so I’m about eight weeks into recovery right now, and I’m doing well,” Stevens said. “I’m in therapy twice a week and doing home exercise. I’m on an elliptical machine and exercising to strengthen my neck.“I’m pain free and there’s no numbness in my arms or fingers or feet. That’s all gone, but it was a quadruple fusion, and they used cadaver bone, a plate and six screws. It takes six months to a year to fully heal.”Stevens also is mending emotionally from his retirement as a world-class rider.“I went to work (as analyst) for Fox Sports and NYRA (New York Racing Association),” he said. “I’ve done five shows but I’ve got a little bit of boredom going on. I watch a lot of races on TV since we haven’t been racing at Santa Anita.”On a happier note, Stevens was understandably pleased that his older brother, Scott, 58, was named winner of Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.“Well-deserved,” said Gary, 56, who won it in 1996. “He should have won it before I did, so it’s good. He’s excited.”FINISH LINES: Bob Baffert plans to breeze Improbable tomorrow for the April 13 Arkansas Derby, while Simon Callaghan has Bellafina scheduled to work five furlongs for next Saturday’s Santa Anita Oaks . . . Jockey Aaron Gryder will be Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guest Saturday at 11:50 a.m. . . . Hunch exacta box of the day: Whirling and Swirling, both daughters of Twirling Candy, in today’s second race.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Omaha Beach (Outside) in company with  Next Gen works 4 furlongs (Mandella) 3-29-19Ms Bad Behavior in company with  Untouched Elegance work 5 furlongs (Baltas) 3-29-19Big ‘Cap Memories:  Mike Smith talks about his three wins in the Santa Anita HandicapBig Cap Memories:   Gary Stevens reminisces on his 1990 Santa Anita Handicap victory aboard RuhlmannBig Cap Memories:   Frank Mirahmadi describes Farma Way’s win in the 1991 Santa Anita HandicapBig Cap Memories:   Tim Yakteen describes Sir Beaufort’s thrilling victory in the 1993 Santa Anita HandicapBig ‘Cap Memories:  Sean McCarthy  looks back to 1982 at John Henry’s win in the Santa Anita HandicapBig ‘Cap Memories:  Bob Baedeker says nothing beats Spectacular Bid’s victory in 1980Big ‘Cap Memories:  Ron McAnally  takes us back to the 1981 Santa Anita HandicapDraft Pick works 4 furlongs (Eurton) 3-29-19Improbable galloping (Baffert) -3-27-19Pricing works 4 furlongs (Proctor) -3-27-19Rye works 5 furlongs (Morey) -3-27-19last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY QUOTES-SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES TIAGO PEREIRA, FAST ENOUGH, WINNER:  “I was on him the first time and he won easily.  I saw that he was nominated for this race, so I told Rafael (Becerra) I wanted to ride him again.  I worked him the other day in .59 and he galloped out easily.  I knew we had a good chance today.  I wanted to be up closer in the first part of the race, but he settled nicely.  I saved ground and when the opportunity to make our move on the turn came, he took off and came up on the three (Sacred Rider) for the win.”TRAINER QUOTESRAFAEL BECERRA, FAST ENOUGH, WINNER: “He gave us a great work out, I was very happy about it. We brought him out and he galloped super good, I felt good about it.“He needed some time off because he had sore shins and he got a little sick, so that gave me more time to develop him. After that he was fine. I think he is going to get better.“I was confident because I saw no other horses coming. That three horse (Sacred Rider) would not give up. Tiago knew he had the horse, he just had to keep him focused.“We will see what is next, we will talk it over with the owners and go from there.”STEVE SPECHT, TRAINER OF SACRED RIDER, SECOND:  “He’s just coming into his own.  He’s a steady little horse but he’s really improved since we stretched him out.  He’ll run on anything dirt, turf or synthetic. Abel rode a great race today.  I told him the whole key was, ‘Don’t get pushed down inside and get jammed up behind those horses.’  I thought the one horse (Bettor Trip Nick) would go to the front and I told Abel to stay in three’s path.  He ran great and we’re really proud of him.”CRAIG MARTIN, OWNER/BREEDER FAST ENOUGH, WINNER:  “I’ve been the smallest of the small owners.  Until recently, I lived in Alaska, but I love Santa Anita.  I claimed his dam Brilliant Melody about five years ago for $40,000 and it didn’t work out, but I’ve been able to breed her the last five years.  To be able to win a race like this at Santa Anita is beyond description.”NOTES:  The winning owner/breeder is Craig Martin.last_img read more

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Rose delivers hundreds of Domino’s pizzas to NHS staff days after £19k donation

first_img“You’re probably not getting as much recognition as you deserve so I just wanted to say: Thank you very much.“I’ve chosen your hospital because I’ve been there a couple of times through Tottenham, so it makes sense to go to you first.“You are the heroes and the work and the hours you are putting in are not going unnoticed.”England left-back Danny Rose unveiled as mystery donor who gave £19k to hospital that treated him at Tottenham amid coronavirus fight Love pizza? Find discount codes for Domino’s and get extra savings with The Sun Vouchers including discounts. 2 Danny Rose was the mystery donor of £19,000 to North Middlesex University Hospital – and has now sent hundreds of pizzas from Domino’sCredit: GettyRose, 29, revealed he chose that specific hospital as he had previously been treated there during his time in the capital with Spurs.The hospital took to Twitter to share a short video of the former England left-back’s latest donation.They captioned the clip: “#ThankYou Danny Rose for the hundreds of @Dominos_UK pizzas arriving for #TeamNorthMid #NHS.”And fans were quick to comment on the “good egg” for his second heartwarming gesture in less than a week.One wrote: “Top lad Danny #NHSHeroes”.Another said: “Danny going up every day in my estimation. Well played Danny, well played.”A third joked: “Good lad, hope he used a 50% code.”ROSE TO THE OCCASIONLast week, Rose was revealed to be the generous soul who donated £19,000 to North Middlesex University Hospital.The hospital tweeted: “Our super sleuths have scoured the evidence and identified that @SpursOfficial’s amazing Danny Rose is our incredibly generous mystery donor.They added a video of Rose saying thanks to the NHS workers, captioned: “Here he is saying a *huge thankyou* to NorthMid and other NHS heroes.”And wash your hands, stay indoors, and help the NHS stay safe.”In the video, Rose said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you’re doing – for the hours you’re putting in and, more importantly, for putting yourself at risk to treat everybody.“I wanted to say, on behalf of all my colleagues, that you are the heroes.Our super sleuths have scoured the evidence and identified that @SpursOfficial’s amazing Danny Rose is our incredibly generous mystery donor.😍Here he is saying a *huge thankyou* to NorthMid and other NHS heroes.And wash your hands, stay indoors, and help the NHS stay safe. pic.twitter.com/wFCRIgQY3T— North Mid Hospital (@NorthMidNHS) April 3, 2020 CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’center_img 2DANNY ROSE paid for hundreds of Domino’s pizzas to be delivered to NHS staff, just days after his generous £19,000 donation to the fight against coronavirus.The Newcastle star, on loan from Tottenham, paid for mountains of pizza and potato wedges to be delivered to North Middlesex University Hospital.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates#ThankYou Danny Rose for the hundreds of @Dominos_UK pizzas arriving for #TeamNorthMid #NHS pic.twitter.com/r8gxeS0ylu— North Mid Hospital (@NorthMidNHS) April 6, 2020last_img read more

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Sonny Bill ruled out after head knock

first_imgPhoto By: MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES (Sonny Bill Williams will sit out the Blues game against the Cheetahs after his head knock last weekend). Williams copped a knee to the head in Sydney last week and, under return to play guidelines, has been forced to sit out this week.The good news is Williams has been symptom free for two days and Blues coach Tana Umaga expects the second five-eighth to be on the plane and fit to play in Cape Town next weekend.”He’s much improved today but he’s got to through the protocols until he is symptom free so that probably wouldn’t have him right for this weekend so we didn’t want to run that risk,” Umaga said.TJ Faiane assumes Williams’ place at No 12 inside George Moala.On a positive note for both the Blues and All Blacks, the troubling back compliant that’s kept Tuipulotu out since round six has settled, and he’s been thrown straight back into the starting line-up.The Blues second-row comprising Scott Scrafton and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti have formed a quality partnership in recent weeks but Umaga is confident Tuipulotu’s formidable frame can add similar impact.Cowley-Tuioti makes way for Tuipulotu’s return.”He was pretty excited when we told him he was going to be starting this week.  We want to make sure we get some of that excitement on the field and in the right areas.”Other changes see Melani Nanai get his long-awaited chance to start at fullback and former sevens star Declan O’Donnell will make his debut on the right wing. Matt Duffie and Michael Collins, who have started in all 10 games this year, have been spelled, though Collins is on the bench.The Blues also welcome back a raft of players from injury on the bench.They include prop Alex Hodgman who will make his Blues debut, Kara Pryor who played 13 times last season, Ihaia West who has missed four games with an ankle strain, and halfback Sam Nock, while Hame Faiva replaces an injured Matt Moulds.Successive wins in Australia over the Brumbies and Waratahs kept the Blues’ playoff hopes alive but they still need to win every match from here. Given the circumstances, a bonus point win against the attacking-minded Cheetahs is a must. Team: Melani Nanai, Declan O’Donnell, George Moala, TJ Faiaine, Rieko Ioane, Piers Francis, Augustine Pulu, Akira Ioane, Blake Gibson, Steven Luatua, Scott Scrafton, Patrick Tuipulotu, Charlie Faumuina, James Parsons (c), Pauliasi Manu. Replacements: Hame Faiva, Alex Hodgman, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Kara Pryor, Sam Nock, Ihaia West, Michael Collins.last_img read more

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Caio Henrique waits for Atlético to decide its future

first_imgCaio Henrique is one of the players that Atlético has on loan. The 22-year-old Brazilian, who has secured himself during his term on loan in Fluminense, waits for the rojiblanco club to decide where he will continue his career. His period of assignment in the Flu ended with the chimes last night and now we have to solve. Guild has addressed Atlético and they hope to tie the arrival of a player who has specialized during his stay in Brazil as a left back. Curiously, a position to reinforce in the Atlético squad. Gremio presented Atlético with conditions that the current Caio Henrique team seemed unable to reach. But Fluminense does not throw in the towel and has gone to Atlético to see if there is still the possibility of extending the transfer. Caio Henrique became in the orbit of Atlético’s first team. He was a regular player in the training of Simeone and came to debut at his command in the Copa del Rey. But in the quarry he did not finish curdling and first passed through Guarana, where he expressed more in what had been his usual position as an offensive midfielder. However, during his assignment in Fluminense he has maintained his performance and has established him as a left-back. With the Flu he has played 43 games, 3,870 minutes, with one goal and three assists. Guild considered his arrival behind the scenes, if nothing strange happened about the horn.last_img read more

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Kepa’s substitution creates a problem for Luis Enrique

first_imgSpain will return to the activity at the end of March, in the friendly against Germany and Holland, on the 26th and 29th of next month. It will be the last chance by Luis Enrique for leave doubts before giving the list of the 23 of the Eurocup. Therefore, Kepa, De Gea and Pau still have eight weeks to reverse the situation. That or risk that Luis Enrique search emergency solutions. Only three alternatives appear on the horizon: Unai Simón (22 years old), Aitor (28) and Reina (37). It is not time for changes, except force majeure substitutions. The following has been sit on the bench. Last Saturday before Leicester, Kepa (25 years old) was alternate by technical decision for the first time since arriving at the Premier. He took his place Willy Knight (38). A bad omen that Lampard supports in statistics. Of all the Premier goalkeepers who have played more than ten games with their teams, Kepa is the one who offers the worst percentage of stops: 55.56%.The picture is not much better for From Gea, although it hasn’t gotten worse in recent weeks. From Gea, to whom Kepa hit the sorpasso in the Selection at the stage of Robert Moreno, is making a so gray season like that of his team, Manchester United. His failure in the match against him Watford He was very commented in England and his coach, Solskjaer, He doubted him. But without reaching the level of distrust of Lampard with Kepa. Luis Enrique go restless how I know complicates the panorama less than six months from Spain debut in the Eurocup. The only ones three goalkeepers which have been convened during the entire qualification phase, Kepa, De Gea and Pau López, go through difficulties in their respective teams. There is special concern with the owner in the last section, Kepa Arrizabalaga, which has been relegated to the bench in the ChelseaLampard, coach of blues, threatens to prolong substitution from Arrizabalaga. Their harsh statements on the Basque goalkeeper they predict that the situation can be prolonged. “Kepa is honest and knows that he has made mistakes They have cost us goals. Will have to get used to criticism“.” With his feet he was very slow on a couple of occasions. He almost gives it to the rival. It’s something you’ll know and we have to check. “center_img From Gea, who do I take years to win the resistance of Boxes, was finally the head of Spain in the Eurocup of France, in 2016. That change ended the friendship between Íker Casillas and Del Bosque, who made the decision. The Toledo goal held the position until the last June, when Kepa appeared in the Bernabéu as headline before Sweden, in the decisive match of the classification for the European Championship. Robert Moreno said then that the change in goal had been analyzed, discussed and approved by Luis Enrique, with whom by then he no longer spoke although his divorce was not yet public.The another goalkeeper convened by Spain in the qualification phase is Pau Lopez. The former Betis and Espanyol had a good start in Serie A, but failed in the derby against Lazio and that is not easily forgotten in Rome. Since that game he has given symptoms of nervousness and, without being as questioned as Kepa and De Gea, neither it can be said that be comfortablelast_img read more

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Yacine Qasmi and Jonathas, high-voltage duel in Vallecas

first_imgVallecas Stadium will be the scene of a direct clash in the fight for promotion positions for promotion to the First Division. Elche will try to defend its privileged position before a firm aspirant to move up. Both teams, separated by only three points. It will also be an interesting duel between two of the best strikers in the category: Yacine Qasmi before Jonathas de Jesus. Both come from premiering their particular account before Albacete and Numancia, respectively, and will have the motivation to see who hits hardest in the rival area.For Yacine it will be the opportunity to claim against the team that opened the exit door on the last day of the winter market, when it was indisputable and had taken root in illicit lands. Elche sold him for the same thing he paid to Melilla before uncovering himself as an important battering ram in Segunda. His position has been inherited by Jonathas, who is now the owner and the new offensive reference of the franjiverdes. The Brazilian acknowledged, after the victory against Numancia, that he “wanted to play again at Martínez Valero”. “This win is very important. I was able to score and the return could not be better, ”said the Elche striker. Chance has also wanted players to be pressing to recover their best version. Yacine left Elche with a small muscle injury, although he has started in the last three days against Tenerife, Huesca and Albacete, always completing the 90 minutes. Jonathas premiered in Tenerife and accumulated 70 minutes before Numancia: “In Brazil I was training alone, which is not the same as doing it with the team. The thirty minutes in the Heliodoro came to me very well and I already felt prepared to play, with great desire ”.And while Yacine will enjoy the reunion with her friends from Elche before and after the game, who will live it from the inside is Jonathas who highlights how the franjiverde family has welcomed him: “I have met a sensational group that has made everything easy for me. Each player has a very important role in this team and I must continue working hard to try to play against Lightning and improve my discomfort in the adductor. “There is no counter that tells me how much I need. Little by little we will reach the goal of being one hundred percent; Every day that passes I feel better. Now the most important thing is to win the Lightning to first achieve permanence and then see what happens, ”the new Elche star finished.last_img read more

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The greats of the Eredivisie looked at Rodrigo Riquelme

first_imgA surge that has led him to debut with the first team under the tutelage of Simeone and that caused scouts of Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar go to the Toekomst Sportpark in Amsterdam to witness Riquelme’s evolutions live thinking of trying to seduce the player to consider trying his luck in a minor league but increasingly competitive either as a transfer or as a loan to gain experience in the first division. Riquelme left a fantastic American tour with Atlético, gaining more and more prominence to be confirmed as one of the great pearls of the quarry mattress. Its evolution led Cholo to rely on the midfielder in the third day of the League in full comeback against Eibar. Riquelme had his official debut in minute 78 with 2-2 on the scoreboard and witnessed on the field both of Thomas’ victory. He also played in Copa del Rey before the Cultural Leonesa (18 minutes), where Atlético was attached to the first exchange. Roro disputed the end of the extension where they ended up passing the Leon. In Second Division B Riquelme is a key player for the second rojiblanco team, where the downturn in recent weeks has moved the first place to six points which occupies Atlético Baleares, but Atleti B remains third with the sights set on the promotion playoff. 19 year old player add five goals and two assists in 20 games. But it has been in the Youth League where he has dazzled. Riquelme left a superb match in Russia against Lokomotiv, double included, and after highlighting during the rest of the group stage he shone with his own light in Scotland against the Rangers. Atletico knows that he has a great pearl in the midfielder and is taking care of him (he trains regularly with the first team) attentive to the interest he is awakening, with great following in the Netherlands. Atlético fell dramatically in the knockout stages of the Youth League, in the penalty shoot-out after the local goalkeeper Reiziger left at the last minute to stop three penalties and mark the final in a coach’s master move John Heitinga, former rojiblanco player. Despite the defeat on penalties against Ajax, Atletico returned to leave good feelings and his figure, Rodrigo Riquelme, gave samples of his class. In a very close match, corseted and with few occasions, the mattress midfielder was about to score in the final minutes of the match with a right from outside the area looking for the opposing squad that left touching the crossbar and that he could have given the pass to the rojiblancos.He also tested the rival goal through a fast driving in the first half, although his shot with the left ended comfortably in the hands of Raatsie. Riquelme could not have a performance as bright as against the Rangers, where he gave an authentic exhibition for the Athletic classification in the pre-eighth round. The 19-year-old finished with three assists and a real football recital starting slightly displaced to the left wing with full freedom to move towards the middle, increasing his radius of participation. last_img read more

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José Luis Capón dies at the age of 72 due to pneumonia

first_imgHis word was always that: “I was very lucky to be born athletic, live athletic and play for Atleti.” His thick mustache and long mane characterized him, who was waving while the Vicente Calderón band was up, cheered by the fans. Two years ago he received a tribute from the Association of Legends, chaired by Roberto Solozabal, in which He gave him a commemorative plaque at the Wanda Metropolitano recognizing his career and his immense footprint. as rojiblanco, accompanied by so many soccer friends, brothers, Luiz Pereira, Heredia, Julio Orozco, Ovejero, Pepe Navarro, Ufarte Laguna, Marcelino, Mendoza, Andoni, Clemente or Salcedo.An Athletic that continues in mourning, after the death yesterday of the youth squad of Infantil C, Christian Minchola Sánchez, and eleven days ago of another legend of the club: Joaquín Peiró. José Luis Capón (Madrid, 1948), historical side, died this morning due to the coronavirus of pneumonia, at the age of 72, who has joined the previous pathologies he already suffered. He dressed for nine seasons the rojibanca, where he joined in 1971, from Plus Ultra. In his record, the Intercontinental, three Leagues (1969/1970, 1972/1973 and 1976/1977) and a Cup (1976). It was 13 times absolute international.last_img read more

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