Curro Torres expects a Lugo “that competes at the Fuenlabrada level”

first_imgCurro Torrestechnician CD Lugo, appeared in a press conference prior to the game that this Sunday yours will play against Fuenlabrada. With an eye on Fernando Torres, Mr. He stressed from the rival that “it is a team that at home has achieved good results, competes very well and is very well worked”, while indicating that “we will try to make mistakes as little as possible and then impose ourselves.” Even with the wound of being tied for Elche, Torres said that “in that regard the boys have understood what we lacked, now we have to be regular and maintain the good we are doing.” With only one victory away from home throughout the season, coach albivermello insisted that “Those statistics are to break them and we are trained and we can do it”, also pointing out that “Our obligation as things stand is to win”. Returning to the importance of the match against Fuenlabrada, Curro Torres said that “if we do not compete at their level or do not realize their virtues we will start losing the game”, although he also stressed that “I am more than convinced that we are going to do it,” he said.last_img read more

Everyone home and without leaving

first_imgClubs prohibit their footballers from traveling and exercising in gyms or public facilities Professional soccer in Spain has not only suspended its next two days, but 22 clubs have also suspended their training sessions. Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia, Osasuna, Valladolid, Celta, Mallorca, Levante, Leganés and Espanyol, in addition to ten Second teams (Almería, Elche, Rayo, Tenerife, Málaga, Zaragoza Las Palmas, Lugo, Extremadura, Fuenlabrada, Sporting and Deportivo) announced that they are shutting down their facilities, some until March 23 and most “until further notice.”The RFEF issued in the morning a statement recommending “to all soccer clubs in Spain to suspend all group training and prepare individual training plans for their soccer players, as well as that all players scrupulously follow the instructions of the authorities sanitary and governmental ”.The CEO of Leganés tested positive for coronavirusIn general, the Primera clubs had taken such preventive measures beforehand to the RFEF statement, two of them by contagion in their environment. The Real Madrid squad has been in quarantine since Thursday, when the positive for coronavirus of the power forward Trey Thompkins was confirmed, which like the rest of the basketball team players shares common areas with the footballers in Valdebebas. The other team that has entered quarantine is Leganés. The club reported that its CEO Martín Ortega has tested positive.The pepineros players, as well as the rest of the employees who have had contact with the CEO, must remain for 14 days at their homes and are prohibited from leaving the Community of Madrid, even under threat of sanction if they breach such isolation. The Leganés doctor must decide in the next few hours whether to test all footballers or only those with symptoms for the coronavirus test. In this sense, the head of the Levante UD medical services decided that his coaching staff and footballers should undergo the test after training, even though “none” had symptoms of Covid-19.Which clubs are still planning to train next week?Alavés, Betis, Villarreal, Atlético and Getafe kept the closing of this edition next Monday; while Eibar, Athletic and Granada announce on their website that they will return to work on Tuesday, although all of them qualify that their agenda “is pending the evolution” of the pandemic in Spain, where today the state of alarm that yesterday would take effect decreed the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. As for the Second teams that maintain their activity, Ponferradina plans to exercise today, while Girona and Oviedo will do it on Tuesday, those from Huesca on Wednesday and teams like Alcorcón have not yet decided on their work plan .The clubs send work to their players to perform at homeThe footballers of the clubs that have already paralyzed their activity went home with the guidelines to follow in the coming days, both physical as nutritional and medical. Thus, for example, Dr. Jaume Padrós, president of the Barcelona College of Physicians and head of occupational health for the club, and Doctor Antoni Trilla, head of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Hospital Clínico, gave a half-hour talk to the footballers Barcelona on preventive measures to avoid the risk of contagion.The clubs stressed their footballers in their performance protocols to stay at home, prohibiting them from traveling outside the cities in which they now live and from exercising in gyms or public facilities. In addition, they have been advised to limit contacts outside their closest family circle and must immediately report any symptoms associated with Covid-19 to the club doctor.last_img read more

Taxi driver charged for sexually assaulting 11-year-old

first_imgA Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown resident was on Tuesday granted bail by Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on a sexual assault charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Forty-year-old Rishi Seepersaud, a taxi driver, denied the charge which stated that on September 8, 2018, at McDoom, Greater Georgetown, he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16. The Police report stated that the child was 11 years old at the time.Seepersaud’s Attorney, Darren Wade made a successful application for bail on behalf of his client.Reports are that on the day in question, the minor was a backseat passenger in the defendant’s car when he stretched out his hand and touched her inappropriately.The victim, after being dropped off at her home, related what had occurred to her parents who then reported the matter to the Police.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus granted the defendant his pre-trial liberty in the sum of $100,000 and scheduled the matter for January 28, 2019.last_img read more

Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

first_imgThe Juventus player said that losing 4-2 to France in the World Cup final to take the runner-up spot had given him “new energy but also made this incredible decision easier”.Mandzukic scored 33 goals for Croatia in 89 games and ranked second only to the country’s Davor Suker.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic, pictured July 2018, says that he “gave [his] best” for Croatia and “contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football” in his retirement letter © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVPARIS, France, Aug 15 – Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country’s national soccer federation said Tuesday.“I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football,” Mandzukic said in a letter circulated by the federation.last_img read more

The academy and six major issues Conte MUST address at Chelsea

first_img 4. Increase the quality up front – After a poor start, Diego Costa has improved considerably under Guus Hiddink, scoring nine goals and registering six assists since the turn of the year, yet he still looks short of his best. The biggest concern, though, has not only been the form of the Brazil-born striker, but the lack of alternative options at the club. While Costa wasn’t firing, Willian chipped in but his goals have dried up. If it’s what Costa wants, Conte may consider selling Chelsea’s no.19. Either way, he has to bring in competition. And not ineffective loan signings like Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato. Antonio Conte is poised to take over at Chelsea this summer and we’ve taken a look at the problems he must address – click the arrow above to take a look at the issues awaiting the Italian 3. Determine Chelsea’s no.10 – who is their playmaker? – Along with central midfield, this role has been ever-changing in Chelsea’s season. The Blues have an array of attacking midfielders in their ranks, yet no single player can be labelled as their playmaker. Conte must determine who Chelsea’s no.10 is and begin to build a team around his attack. Is it Oscar? Willian? Cesc Fabregas? Is a new signing needed? Chelsea are missing a creative spark. 7 1. The academy – Conte must show belief in their youth setup – It’s something that all of Chelsea’s recent managers – bar perhaps those in an interim role – have been told to address. But it’s now more of a pressing issue than ever, with patience from supporters thinning over the situation concerning their talented youth. Ruben Loftus-Cheek penned a new five-year contract at the end of February, yet he still firmly remains on the periphery of first team action. Either Chelsea’s coaching staff believe in Loftus-Cheek – and their academy, for that matter – or they don’t. Conte has to make it clear where the club stand on their academy. 2. Tactical changes – Conte is renowned for his use of 3-5-2, and while three at the back is not suited to the Premier League, it suggests the Italian is unafraid of making bold tactical changes. Chelsea have been poor this season and that has largely been down to their underperforming midfield. Despite this being plainly obvious, however, neither Jose Mourinho nor current interim coach Guus Hiddink chose to tinker with their 4-2-3-1 shape. Conte should express courage in quickly implementing his style on the team, not being influence by what has been before. 5. Put an end to speculation over Eden Hazard – It’s getting boring now. Chelsea supporters have begun to turn on the Belgium international and in part it’s because they simply don’t know where he stands with the club. Does he want out? Is he eyeing Paris Saint-Germain? Have his injuries been authentic? These are the questions swirling around the newspapers and consequently the Stamford Bridge faithful. Conte has to put an end to it; either Hazard’s in or he’s out. 7 7 7 7 7 7 Antonio Conte looks to be heading to Stamford Bridge.It has been confirmed the 46-year-old will leave his role as head coach of the Italy national football team in the summer, paving the way for him to be named as the next permanent Chelsea manager.While his contract will no doubt be lucrative, the job in the English capital isn’t quite as glamorous as it once was.After such a poor season, in which Chelsea have buckled in every competition, there are a number of major issues that need addressing.EXPERT EYE: WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CONTESo we’ve taken a look at seven things the former Juventus boss will have to tackle upon his arrival in south west London… 6. John Terry’s future and his replacement – While Conte remains manager of Italy, reports have suggested he could get to work with Chelsea before he jets off to France for the 2016 European Championship finals. He could, therefore, have a say on whether Terry stays or goes, with the former England international’s contract up in June. Even if the Blues captain is handed an extension, signing a long-term replacement will still be a priority for Conte. last_img read more


first_imgBY PATSY MCGONALGE: Saturday was yet another challenging day for the older of the Kelly boys from St Johnston – John a 16 yr old student at Royal and Prior inRaphoe.The challenge was to gauge his winter training, win a national title and pardon the pun have a shot at the age group record set back in 1995 which stood at 15.60m to Connemara athlete and current national senior champion Sean Breathnach.Round one and he hits 15.59 in the confined Nenagh throw area but finally gets out to a new record at 15.87! Job done in style move on to outdoors and again various challenges including a 16m plus effort. Coached by his Dad at Finn Valley AC he has shown clear dedication to his sport so its upwards and onwards from here.Valley Relay team under 14 and under 15 boys came agonishingly close but had to deal with an exasperating 4th place finish in both cases.Josh Byrne and Denver Kelly both claimed 5th spot in their respective events and Blaithnaid Pattton had a bad day at the office in high.Next weekend Easter Saturday it’s the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge. Primary school races for under 11 and over 11 start 2.30pm distance 1k while the Coastal Challenge itself kicks off 2pm.Registrtation in Ballyliffin Hotel from 10.30. Pre entry is recommended but not essential.Looking forward ahead its the rundonegal 5k in Glenveagh 11 am April 15th. ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC REPORT – KELLY SETS NEW RECORD was last modified: April 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC REPORT – KELLY SETS NEW RECORDlast_img read more


first_imgWell done to Donegal from the shores of Lake Ontario, Webster NY from the Doherty’s. Thanks Esther DohertyTHANKS to everyone who sent in pictures yesterday from around the world.The great Donegal diaspora – many abroad through choice but many others because they have to be – got behind Jim McGuinness and the team before Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.And it’s only right that they now get the chance to say ‘Maith Sibh’. Thanks You.Aidan Mc Ginley, Annagry celebrating Donegal’s victory in New Delhi, India with a bit of help from a few localsGabriel Duffy spotted this Mayo fan after the game. Said Gabriel: “He was very gracious in defeat and said we deserved it. Fair play.”Congrats to Jim and the team from the Shevlins and Charlie Bans in the Beach Hotel DowningsCongratulations to Donegal from Down Under”Thanks Jim, Rory and the team. You made our year here in Sydney. Proud to be from Donegal”Up Donegal From Down Under – Congrats to Michael Murphy on Man of the MatchTHE AUSSIE LINE-UP FOR JIM – BRING SAM DOWN TO SEE US!Making sure the next generation are fed on Donegal: Thanks to Deirdre Poole for all the Sydney pix. Donegal Daily loves you Deirdre! In the mountains of North Carolina, our dog Guinness after the game, totally wrecked….just like us….!!!! Michael and Mary McCallion, and ‘Guinness’…. Donegal Stig in Western Australia John Gallagher from Glenties stands on top of his work mate, Ryan Mc Faddan’s car in Perth. Dún Na NGall Abu!!  Sharon Bradley managed to get this snap of the Qatar Donegal Supporters Club at Croker!  PICTURE SPECIAL: YOUR MESSAGE FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO THE DONEGAL TEAM was last modified: September 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Big start fades in parts of country

first_img Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The holiday shopping season began with a tremendous bang on its first day, retailers reported Monday, and then proceeded at a more moderate pace for the rest of the weekend. Huge discounts lured shoppers from their beds early in the morning Friday, leading the National Retail Federation to trumpet an early victory and project that shoppers spent $27.8 billion over the weekend, nearly 22 percent more than they did last year. The trade group reported that 69 percent of shoppers started spending Friday, tailing off to 57.7 percent Saturday and 21 percent Sunday. Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney similarly reported a strong start, but not all projections were so rosy. ShopperTrak RCT Corp., a Chicago-based industry watcher, reported that sales dipped 0.5 percent, to $13.41 billion. “It was a good start, but it faded a bit in the finish,” C. Britt Beemer, chairman of the survey company America’s Research Group, said Monday. “It got people excited to shop, though.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Locally, malls reported a robust, if not overwhelming, kickoff to the crucial shopping season. Though usually not as active as the final weekend before Christmas, the three days after Thanksgiving set an important tone for the season. To ensure that consumers ventured into the malls in a good mood, stores dangled discounts and remained open long hours. One-third of the Camarillo Premium Outlets stores started selling at midnight Thursday and reportedly drew more than a thousand die-hard bargain hunters. “So far, so good,” said Michele Rothstein, senior vice president with the outlets mall’s owner, Chelsea Property Group. “We can only judge on traffic, so while Friday was clearly the strongest, we had strong increases all three days.” Malls generally reported strong results for Friday, though the subsequent days varied somewhat. The Oaks in Thousand Oaks had a somewhat elevated Saturday, then a normal Sunday, as did the Northridge Fashion Center. At the Burbank Town Center, buyers hit hard Friday, rested the next day, then turned the place into “a madhouse,” according to Marketing Director Brian Gartland. “We were obviously a little nervous going into the season, but if this continues, we’re going to do pretty well,” he said. “I don’t expect gangbusters, but I think it’ll be good.” last_img read more


first_imgGAA: Donegal are leading Armagh by THREE points in their All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Armagh in Clones.Davy McLaughlin’s side have been superb and will probably be slightly disappointed not to further ahead considering their dominance in possession. Donegal have been guilty of hitting some bad wide’s in the opening period but overall they’ve been brilliant.McLaughlin’s side are playing fast free flowing football and Armagh are struggling to cope with it.Yvonne McMonagle has been a livewire inside and she scored a superb goal midway through the half.She got on the end of a long ball inside turned her marker and expertly dispatched her effort past the helpless Armagh goalkeeper. Geraldine McLaughlin has pointed some excellent frees and is a constant threat every time she gets possession.Armagh to their credit have hung in there and they’ll be happy enough to only be two points down at half-time.There inside-forward line has been very good and they’ve been a constant threat to the Donegal backline.If Armagh can get the ball inside quicker then Donegal will have their hands full, but so far it has been a really, really accomplished display from Donegal.If they can just improve their shooting in the second-half then hopefully they can book a FIRST EVER All-Ireland Senior semi-final spot.ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL: BRILLIANT DONEGAL LEAD ARMAGH AT HALF-TIME IN CLONES was last modified: August 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Warriors mailbag: Did the Warriors reach for Jordan Poole?

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors admittedly have no idea how long it will take their three draft picks to develop. That is not because they expressed any skepticism with Jordan Poole, Alen Smailagić and Eric Paschall. They are simply young.Still, Warriors fans have plenty of questions on why these are the guys the Warriors selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Therefore, it seems like perfect timing for a Warriors mailbag! Before I get to those, though, here are a few items that will answer at least …last_img