Month: May 2020

Month: May 2020

first_img Jamie Crowe* Lamar Gr. 3.77 Kinesiology Irene Akwitti2 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.77 Nursing Ryan Simmons3 Abilene Christian Gr. 3.86 Accounting Megan Kirby Abilene Christian So. 3.00 Social Studies Dominique Allen* Incarnate Word Jr. 3.67 Rehabilitative Sciences Kai Schmidt*2 Abilene Christian Gr. 3.62 Accounting Migle Muraskaite* Lamar So. 3.50 Exercise Science Garett Cortez*3 Incarnate Word Sr. 3.86 Sports Management Taylor Posey Abilene Christian Sr. 3.83 Nursing Erin Woodward Central Arkansas Jr. 4.00 Health Sciences – PT Drake Murphy* Stephen F. Austin Sr. 3.31 Kinesiology Grace Walford Southeastern Louisiana Jr. 3.83 Elementary Education Jordan Cherin Incarnate Word Jr. 3.96 Computer Information Systems Jaron Hamilton Central Arkansas Jr. 3.82 Exercise Science Name School Cl. GPA Major Ryan Linton* Abilene Christian Sr. 3.00 Nursing Deion Hardy Incarnate Word Sr. 3.10 Business Kendall Rodriguez Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. 4.00 Accounting Jillian Turner Stephen F. Austin Sr. 3.50 Kinesiology Nemanja Koviljac2 McNeese Jr. 3.97 Engineering Matt Arnold* Lamar Gr. 3.66 Kinesiology Jamie Eckford2 Sam Houston State Sr. 3.33 Health Sciences Kelsey Frank* Northwestern State Sr. 3.07 Social Work Clayton Fritsch Sam Houston State Jr. 3.17 Agriculture Business Callie Scull Nicholls Sr. 3.90 Biology/Pre-Med Gerald Coleman Southeastern Louisiana Jr. 3.60 Sports Management Aleyah Donald McNeese Jr. 3.15 Criminal Justice Christos Zachariou Houston Baptist Jr. 4.00 Psychology Bjoern Adden Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. 3.96 Business Management Kelsey Ramirez* Stephen F. Austin So. 4.00 Kinesiology Sierra Pruitt Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. 3.55 Psychology 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Track & Field All-Academic Team Ana Kriletic*3^ Houston Baptist Sr. 4.00 Psychology Carnley Graham3 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.89 Nursing Deja Keys* Incarnate Word Jr. 3.40 Criminal Justice Joshua Hernandez*2 Sam Houston State Sr. 3.40 Kinesiology Annina Brandenburg* Abilene Christian Sr. 3.70 Marketingcenter_img Sarea Alexander*2 Incarnate Word Sr. 3.08 English Thai Williams* Lamar Sr. 3.03 Kinesiology Erekha Sebastion Incarnate Word So. 3.40 Interdisciplinary Studies Danielle Martinez3 Incarnate Word Sr. 3.87 Marketing Name School Cl. GPA Major Rodney Littlejohn*2 Incarnate Word Sr. 3.45 Kinesiology Halie Daniel2 Sam Houston State Sr. 3.97 Criminal Justice Logan Robinson Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. 3.50 Kinesiology Grace McKenzie2 McNeese Sr. 3.75 Exercise Science Jared Hamilton Central Arkansas Jr. 3.68 Exercise Science Brooke Petkovich Northwestern State Jr. 4.00 Health and Exercise Science Ajah Criner Central Arkansas Jr. 3.26 Exercise Science Briahna Gerlach Abilene Christian Jr. 3.53 Social Work Alex Eykelbosch* McNeese Sr. 4.00 Exercise Physiology Hannah Noble2 Central Arkansas Sr. 3.86 Marketing Aaron Akens* Sam Houston State Sr. 3.10 Engineering Technology and Physics Ryan Cleary* Abilene Christian Gr. 3.80 Accounting Webster Slaughter* Lamar So. 3.38 Communications Gladys Jerotich McNeese Sr. 3.27 Basic Studies Taryn Surratt2 Stephen F. Austin Jr. 4.00 Music Jasmyn Steels2 Northwestern State Jr. 3.62 Psychology Kaitlin Smith Houston Baptist So. 3.94 Kinesiology Colton Cohea Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. 3.62 Mechanical Engineering Michael Nichols Sam Houston State Gr. 3.50 Sports Management Markus Schwiekert* Central Arkansas Sr. 3.90 Marketing Tyler Adams*4 Sam Houston State Sr. 3.48 Engineering Technology Cord Neal* Stephen F. Austin So. 4.00 Animal Science Ashley Davis* Southeastern Louisiana Jr. 3.20 Criminal Justice Blaze Brownlow*2 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.74 Finance FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Ryan Cleary and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Sashane Hanson are the 2019 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Wednesday along with its academic all-conference teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Cleary, a graduate student, holds a 3.80 grade-point average (GPA) as an accounting major while competing in distance races for the Wildcats. The Prosper, Texas, native claimed a trio of medals throughout ACU’s 2019 indoor and outdoor seasons. He began with a silver medal in the mile event at the Southland Indoor Championships before claiming a first-place finish in the steeplechase and a third-place finish in the 1,500m run at the Southland Outdoor Championships. Cleary concluded his season competing in the steeplechase at the 2019 NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Sacramento, Calif. (May 23-25), missing out on a trip to the national meet by two places. His work on the track is matched by his efforts in the classroom as he was also a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.Hanson pieced together an impressive senior campaign for the Islanders, taking gold medals in the high jump at both the 2019 Southland Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The Montego Bay, Jamaica, native also tabbed a first-place finish in the pentathlon at the Southland Indoor Championships and second-place finish in the heptathlon at the outdoor championships. Hanson capped her career with a 16th place finish in the high jump at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning Second Team All-America honors. She is now the second female and fourth student-athlete in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi school history to garner All-America accolades. As a biomedical science major, Hanson registers a 3.42 GPA.The men’s all-academic roster is comprised of 29 spots, with Abilene Christian, Incarnate Word and Sam Houston State leading the way with five selections each. Central Arkansas, Lamar, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi followed up with three honorees apiece. Stephen F. Austin accounted for two selections, while Houston Baptist (1), McNeese (1) and Southeastern Louisiana (1) rounding out the roster.On the 38-member women’s all-academic team, ACU leads the way with six honorees, followed closely by Incarnate Word and McNeese who each have five selections. Central Arkansas, Lamar, Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi all tied for third with three picks apiece. Houston Baptist, Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana each hold two spots, while Nicholls rounds out the team with one selection.In total, 10 student-athletes across both teams earned a flawless 4.00 GPA. HBU’s Christos Zachariou (psychology), UIW’s Andrew Leuthner (accounting) and SFA’s Cord Neal (animal science) accomplished the feat on the men’s team.UCA’s Erin Woodward (health sciences – PT), HBU’s Ana Kriletic (psychology), McNeese’s Alex Eykelbosch (exercise physiology) NSU’s Brook Petkovich (health and exercise science), SFA’s Kelsey Ramirez (kinesiology) and Taryn Surratt (music) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kendall Rodriguez (accounting) all possess a perfect GPA on the women’s side.Southland Conference Track & Field All-Academic Teams are selected by a 50-percent rule. Of the total number of nominees, half are named all-academic selections. Honorees are nominated and voted upon by head coaches, sports information directors, and academic staff members from each university. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted on by the Southland awards committee, consisting of one administrator from each member school.Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year: Ryan Cleary, Abilene ChristianWomen’s Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Year: Sashane Hanson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi2019 Southland Conference Men’s Track & Field All-Academic Team Andrew Leuthner Incarnate Word Sr. 4.00 Accounting Alanna Arvie*2 McNeese Jr. 3.47 Biology (Pre-Med) Katie Buckley Lamar Gr. 3.88 Kinesiology Sashane Hanson*3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. 3.42 Biomedical Science * Automatic selection2 Two-time all-academic selection3 Three-time all-academic selection^ Google Cloud Academic All-District selectionlast_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME OF 11:30 A.M. THIS SATURDAY, PEGASUS WORLD CUP DAY; 11 RACES, INCLUDING FOUR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED STAKES TO HIGHLIGHT LOCAL BETTING MENUADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AT 9:30 A.M. WITH HUGE CARD FROM GULFSTREAM PARK THAT WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY $9 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP & $7 MILLION WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2019)–With a tremendous card coming in via simulcast from Gulfstream Park and a blockbuster 11-race program locally, Santa Anita has announced it will go with a special early first post time this Saturday, Jan. 26, of 11:30 a.m.Admission gates will open early in order to facilitate simulcast wagering at 9:30 a.m. and Early Bird wagering will be offered at 8 a.m. in Santa Anita’s Top ‘O The Stretch area.  Gulfstream’s Saturday program will be highlighted by the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational.  The Turf Invitational has an approximate post time of 2:12 p.m. PT and the World Cup has an assigned post time of 2:47 p.m. PT.With a mandatory payout (pending CHRB approval) looming on Saturday, Feb. 2, Santa Anita will also be offering a $2 million Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot guarantee on Pegasus World Cup Day this Saturday.With entries being taken today, Santa Anita’s 11-race offering on Saturday will be highlighted by four stakes for California-bred or sired horses:  The $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on turf; the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course; the $150,000 California Cup Sprint, for older horses at six furlongs and the $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes, for 3-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf.last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgBrisbane Broncos Broncos pair Corey Oates and Tevita Pangai jnr were the casualties to come out of the 9-7 win over Wests Tigers on Friday night. Sam Thaiday received treatment for a nasty head gash but remained on the field. Tevita Pangai jnr (hamstring, scans to confirm extent of damage) Andre Savelio (knee, season) Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 9-12) Corey Oates (hip, scans to confirm extent of damage)Canberra RaidersThe Raiders had no injuries from their 20-19 loss to the Warriors. Joseph Tapine could return in round four. Josh Hodgson told the Fox League coverage in the loss on Saturday that he is on track for a round 16-18 return.Charlie Gubb (groin, indefinite)Josh Hodgson (knee, round 18)Joseph Tapine (finger, round 4)Canterbury BulldogsJosh Cleeland (ankle, indefinite)Cronulla SharksJayson Bukuya left the field against the Eels and didn’t return as a precaution with groin tightness. Josh Dugan failed to finish the game with an ankle injury but is not a concern. Braden Uele has overcome rib damage to play for Newtown in the Intrust Super Premiership over the weekend. Matt Moylan and Luke Lewis could be fit for round four against premiers Melbourne.Sione Katoa (broken jaw, round 6)Luke Lewis (foot, round 4)Matt Moylan (hamstring, round 4)Jayson Bukuya (groin, to be monitored)Braden Uele (ribs, round 4)Gold Coast TitansThe Titans have a clean bill of health apart from off-season recruit Jack Stockwell, who is at least another week away from a shoulder injury.Jack Stockwell (shoulder, round 4)Manly Sea EaglesThe Sea Eagles had no injury concerns to come out of their loss with the Rabbitohs. Dylan Walker is pushing for a return against the Raiders on Saturday but is only an outside chance. Dylan Walker (leg/ankle, round 4/5)Melbourne StormKenny Bromwich was a late scratching for the Storm on Thursday night and will be monitored. Felise Kaufusi is a strong chance of returning in round four, according to coach Craig Bellamy. Sandor Earl (knee, season)Kenny Bromwich (back)Jahrome Hughes (shoulder, round 4)Felise Kaufusi (hamstring, round 4)Newcastle KnightsConnor Watson suffered a shoulder dislocation during Newcastle’s clash with the Roosters on Sunday night and could be set for surgery, which would mean an extended stint on the sidelines. Chris Heighington was ruled out of the match with a hip flexor injury.Dylan Phythian (ACL, round 6)Chris Heighington (hip flexor, indefinite)Connor Watson (shoulder, round 15)North Queensland CowboysShaun Fensom (leg, round 4) Kane Linnett (pectoral, indefinite) Lachlan Coote (hamstring, round 4)Josh Chudleigh (knee, indefinite)Parramatta EelsJarryd Hayne and Bevan French will have scans on their injuries coming out of the loss to the Sharks. Josh Hoffman and Kane Evans also picked up injuries in a nightmare evening for the Blue & Gold. Tepai Moeroa received treatment during the game but was not a concern post-match. Clint Gutherson (knee, round 8)Brad Takairangi (eye socket, round 10)Jarryd Hayne (hip flexor, scans to confirm extent of damage)Bevan French (shoulder, scans to confirm extent of damage)Penrith PanthersThe big injury out of the round was Nathan Cleary and the halfback is set to miss 10 weeks with an MCL injury. Utility Tyrone May remains on track for round five. In better news for the Panthers, Tyrone Phillips is a strong chance of an early return from a pectoral tear.Nathan Cleary (knee, round 13)Tyrone May (knee, running, round 5)Sam McKendry (knee, season)Tyrone Phillips (pectoral, round 10)Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (jaw, round 7)South Sydney RabbitohsCampbell Graham (hand, indefinite)Adam Reynolds (knee, round 4-5)Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, round 14)St George Illawarra DragonsNo injuries.Sydney RoostersDaniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)WarriorsFormer skipper Simon Mannering is expected to return from a shoulder injury as the Warriors look to secure four wins in a row to start a season for the first time in club history.Gerard Beale (leg, round 8)Isaiah Papali’i (knee, round 8)Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)Simon Mannering (shoulder, round 4)Wests TigersBenji Marshall had scans on an ankle injury suffered in the second half of the side’s loss to the Broncos and remained in a moon boot over the weekend. The injury is not as serious as first feared and he is a strong chance to play against Parramatta on Easter Monday. Marshall will be named in the No.6 jersey on Tuesday and given every chance to prove his fitness. Tyson Gamble is set to be named on the bench as cover for Marshall while Tuimoala Lolohea is set to return from a knee injury and could also be used at five-eighth if needed. Josh Reynolds is two weeks away from a return from his hamstring injury.Jacob Liddle (shoulder, round 4)Tui Lolohea (knee, round 4)Josh Reynolds (hamstring, round 5)Benji Marshall (ankle, round 4)last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgThe skipper was a late scratching from last week’s win over the Eels in Sydney as he stayed home with his fiancee Ashley Walker, who is due to give birth to their first child.Halfback Shaun Johnson is still sidelined by an ankle injury, while Tuivasa-Sheck’s return means Peta Hiku pushes out to the centres after filling in at fullback.Gerard Beale drops to the bench.Other than Tuivasa-Sheck coming back into the line-up there are no other changes in personnel among the 17 players used against the Eels although there are two positional swaps.Simon Mannering is named to start in the second row with Isaiah Papali’i selected on the bench while James Gavet has been listed to start at prop after originally being named on the bench against Parramatta before being used in the run-on side.Also included among the four interchange players likely to be used are props Bunty Afoa and Chris Satae plus utility Jazz Tevaga.In only his second NRL appearance this year, Satae’s 15 minutes last week coincided with the Warriors’ intensive period on defence when he was required to make no fewer than 24 tackles but barely saw the ball.The Warriors, who have remained in the top three all season so far, head into the South Sydney contest with an 8-3 win-loss run after 11 rounds, a season-opening effort bettered only once in the club’s 24 seasons in the competition (in 2002).While they’re third this week, the Rabbitohs have surged into fourth spot on the back of three consecutive wins. Along with the Warriors, they’re the only other side to beat competition leader St George Illawarra so far.In the opening round this season the Warriors not only beat Souths 32-20 to win in Perth for the first time but also snapped a run of six losses to the Rabbitohs since 2013.In 32 previous encounters, the Warriors have a 19-13 advantage over Souths.WARRIORS1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)2 DAVID FUSITU’A3 PETA HIKU4 SOLOMONE KATA5 KEN MAUMALO6 BLAKE GREEN7 MASON LINO8 JAMES GAVET9 ISSAC LUKE10 AGNATIUS PAASI11 SIMON MANNERING12 TOHU HARRIS13 ADAM BLAIRInterchange:14 JAZZ TEVAGA15 CHRIS SATAE16 BUNTY AFOA17 ISAIAH PAPALI’I18 GERARD BEALE20 KARL LAWTON21 ALBERT VETE22 ANTHONY GELLINGlast_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgThe U.S. governing body for the sport of swimming on Friday banned ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has stirred widespread outrage.Condemning Turner’s “crime and actions,” USA Swimming said that he is not a current organization member and is ineligible for membership.”Brock Turner’s membership with USA Swimming expired at the end of the calendar year 2014 and he was not a member at the time of his crime or since then,” USA Swimming spokesman Scott Leightman said. “As a result, USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over Brock Turner.”Turner, 20, was convicted in March of the intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person.Prosecutors had asked that Turner be sentenced to six years in prison for the January 2015 assault.But Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky said Turner’s age and lack of criminal history made a six-month jail sentence with probation more appropriate. Turner also has to register as a sex offender.”A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him,” Persky said last week. “I think he will not be a danger to others.”The outcry over a sentence seen as lenient by many was compounded by widely circulated letters to the judge from the victim and Turner’s father.last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgThe event will run from the September 30 to October 2 with four sessions.The Boroko Amateur Swimming Club will be the host Club for the event working alongside PNG Swimming Inc. (PNGSI) executives.This annual prestigious event on the 2016 PNGSI calendar will once again bring together our talented, enthusiastic and aspiring athletes and volunteers from around the country and overseas to experience and witness great competition.PNG Swimming Inc. (PNGSI) President, Elizabeth Wells said it is hoped there will be some excellent performances from the athletes competing in their individual events in all four strokes being contested- Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly and the Individual Medley events.“As swimmers race towards swimming personal best times, with the hope of capturing a PNG record in the process, they will also be competing for a place on the PNG Swim Team to the 13th FINA World Short Course Championships to be held in Windsor, Canada from December 5-11 this year,” said Wells.She added that swimmers from Boroko and Lae Clubs’ are preparing well to race over the competition weekend.She said the competition will also provide an opportunity for athletes to swim qualifying times to register a spot on the National BSP Aquatic Excellence Squads.She thanked TNT who have been the major sponsor of the event since 2003.  “Their continued sponsorship of the National Short Course Championships, both financially, and in kind, allows PNGSI executives to provide a national competition run under FINA rules for our athletes to showcase their talent in the pool,” said Wells.last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgThere is no good time for an injury because there is no setback that is not inappropriate, but Benzema’s loss (32 years) is especially painful now for Real Madrid. Zidane’s team loses to the Super Cup, where Valencia and, at best, Barça or Atleti await, to the author of 16 goals. Or what is the same, his pichichi, responsible for 32% of his 50 goals so far this season. His engine grabbed in Getafe, where he arrived as the Madrid player with the most minutes of the squad (2,029, 90.17%) … 9 By surprise, the club announced on Monday that Benzema stayed at home, bad prologue for what may happen in Arabia this week: “After the tests carried out today our player Karim Benzema by the Medical Services of Real Madrid has been diagnosed with a bruised semimembranous muscle injury in his left leg. Pending evolution. “Zizou (Jovic, who has more prominence, Rodrygo, Vinicius, who knows if even Mariano) is missing, but none of the reliability offered by his compatriot. Benzema, the pichichi and the can opener of MadridNobody follows the rhythm, nor does it approach, the most decisive Benzema, who is the one who left Cristiano’s march in 2018. After the 16 goals of Karim in this 2019-20 appear the 6 of Rodrygo and then, the 5 of Ramos, a defense. The distance, abysmal, highlights the ‘9’ most all-time player in the world, who has achieved almost a third of Madrid’s goals since the summer. The data allows us to talk about Benzemade dependence. Also the leadership of Karim, who has opened the can in seven games, more than any of his teammates, and has opened the Madrid scoreboard in nine. All that can be missed by Zizou in the most critical scenario to date, with the first title in play and the worst rivals in front.last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgThe Osasuna Athletic Club does not plan to carry out a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) with its staff, according to its general director, Fran Canal, who also assured that “no team” in the professional league is weighing it as a measure to alleviate the economic effects of the Covid-19. In statements to Efe, Canal commented that, if this regulation is carried out, all professional clubs must make a “global employer-union agreement” to take the decision to decree “an exceptional measure.” “Probably, in case of not finishing the season, an agreement would have to be reached together with all the clubs,” said the Rojillo director about the remote possibility of making the temporary decision in case the season ended with 28 days played. For Canal, the fault that the players have to train at home is not from the athletes or the institution they represent, but rather “an exceptional circumstance that crosses the country”, for which they think that they should continue paying the wages since “the player is going to fulfill all the matches because you pay him per year, not for months.” “Not all legislation is the same,” Canal explained about the ERTE examples carried out in teams such as Olympique de Lyon and Montpellier de la Ligue 1., implying that this measure would not be beneficial for either party. What really worries the rojillo president is the economic activity of Osasuna, since the club “does not work” because stores and offices cannot open due to an “obvious” risk of contagion.last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgThe arrest forces them to be in separate rooms. Dinho, according to local media, would occupy the presidential suite, whose usual price is 409 euros per night with breakfast included. This room is 62 m2 and has two rooms. It has its own living room and a sleeping area where you can enjoy a king size bed. The Brazilian has his own meeting table, a private balcony and a small kitchen inside the room as well as a 55-inch Smart TV and a bathroom with a hydromassage and shower. In addition, you can go to the other services that the hotel will make available to you, such as a terrace with a swimming pool, a restaurant or a gym, although both will be guarded throughout the day. Palmaroga Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto left the Agrupación Especializada de Asunción after paying the $ 1.6 million bond that was imposed on them for trying to enter the country with two forged Paraguayan passports. Now they will both meet House arrest in one of the best hotels in the capital of the South American country.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ronaldinho and Roberto are the only guests of the Palmaroga hotel, located in the center of Asunción. Both occupy two of the best rooms in the building that has a gym, swimming pool and other first-rate services. Agencies / Palmaroga / Google Maps At this time, the hotel does not allow reservations until May, so no one will be able to share confinement with the 2005 Ballon d’Or in the remainder of the month.last_img read more


Month: May 2020

first_imgFabio Cannavaro He went by means of the AS Instagram dwell and didn’t go away a subject to be mentioned. His present stage as a coach in China, how he sees the Zidane coach, recollections of Casillas and Ramos, his admiration for Iniesta, his adoration for Maradona and the way he sees new cracks like Mbappé. Casillas. “I all the time spoke with Iker, I stated that I may have gained the Champions League, the Euro Cup … however the emotion that profitable a World Cup provides you is one thing distinctive. When Spain gained it, Iker known as me and instructed me that I have already got like you , a World Cup, is the way you instructed me, distinctive. I all the time had a spectacular relationship with him, three fantastic years. The jokes have been additionally within the discipline. He stated “grandpa, transfer” and I stated “let’s see when you cease, you’re died as we speak “, it was to maintain the group alive and that people like Marcelo and Ramos have been calmer. Iker president of the RFEF? I see him, in fact, I spoke to him critically in Dubai. I requested him if he was certain. He instructed me that Sure, I instructed him that till loss of life, whether it is one thing you have got inside, to assist the footballers, you have got to do it. When you’ve got the fireplace, you have got to do it as a result of you possibly can transmit it. To the gamers, to the presidents, to the followers … “.Raúl. “In Spain coaching with him was a pleasure, a profitable {and professional} man, he by no means needed to lose. To be a captain he was quiet, however he’s a frontrunner, a winner.”Iniesta. “Right now is his birthday, you liked watching him. He performed for the opposite workforce that’s not Madrid, the second workforce in Spain, however everybody loves him. He all the time did all the pieces with model, skilled, quiet … I beloved it. Everybody was taking a look at Messi however I used to be taking a look at Iniesta. “Return to the Bernabéu in a Traditional Match. “Sure, however now I’m not right here to play. I’ve a knee that bothers me lots. I’m involved with the veterans and once I end right here I’ll play with the veterans. My pal Butragueño all the time invitations me. Watch out, there are people who run now greater than earlier than (laughs)“Maradona. “I used to be a ball boy in San Paolo. Each Sunday I noticed him, what he did … It was a special type of soccer, it was a lot more durable for a striker. Now it isn’t simpler, however it’s easier. Speaking about Maradona is an excessive amount of for me. straightforward, as a result of I’ve seen him. I’ve performed in opposition to Ronaldo and Messi, however Maradona … due to that soccer earlier than, that toughness prevented him from profitable extra. “Lack of self-discipline in younger people. “The brand new technology … the dynamics of soccer are seen in regular life. Every technology has good and dangerous. It’s a good technology that thinks quick, however they’re ready for the screens, the telephones, the FIFA … Earlier than we took benefit extra the road, we had much less and we had to invent extra, with only a plastic ball we loved ten hours straight “. Its time in China and the coronavirus. “For us it’s totally different as a result of we may prepare collectively. We did the primary half in Dubai, then we began right here collectively after doing the assessments. The primary day was unusual, it was nearly scary to contact the teammates, however then it handed.”I return to soccer within the European leagues. “Gamers need 4 to six weeks to get nicely, so it’s laborious to return to the league so quickly. You can begin, however doing it in fine condition … it takes extra time.”Mbappé. “Madrid wants people like Mbappé, a younger man who can comply with Cristiano’s path. It’s regular that they need him in Madrid. However we should not overlook that the homeowners of PSG don’t need the cash, they’re bold they usually need the Champions League. I see it tough, very tough. The president of PSG will not be a man who doesn’t need to win, I do know them nicely, earlier than they let him out they’re going to struggle lots. “Zidane opens the door of the benches to former soccer gamers. “Certain, I work to return. My historical past as a footballer in the beginning might help me, however then I’ve to get there and do it nicely. I’ve my system, my mentality and my employees. I get used to managing a membership, not simply the place of coach. I requested my boss to make a sports activities metropolis and also you see it and it’s stunning, it’s nearly European. I’ve additionally helped him how to make a brand new stadium, in three years it will likely be. I’ve taught them from how to mow the garden to how to repair the locker rooms “.Zidane’s header to Materazzi. “I’ve loads of respect for Zidane and for what he has accomplished in soccer, however there he was fallacious, an enormous failure. His final match, to exit like this, was a disgrace. On the sector you possibly can say all the pieces but it surely should finish there It was not that Materazzi failed, it was that each failed. It made me unhappy to see Zidane come out of the World Cup closing like this. I nonetheless keep in mind the ‘growth’, the hit. I keep in mind it lots, it was laborious. “last_img read more