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How Europe’s football media keeps fans occupied during virus

first_imgIn Italy, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic, the football media have been focused on boosting national pride.Sky Sports have already broadcast Italy’s matches on their way to victory in the 2006 World Cup.The schedule for Monday was “a whole day spend together with Italian coaches who have left their mark in England”.There were segments on Claudio Ranieri, who masterminded Leicester’s fairytale Premier League title triumph, Roberto Mancini, who won the title at Manchester City, and Carlo Ancelotti, a double winner at Chelsea.In Spain, La Liga club Leganes live tweeted their game that wasn’t against Valladolid and newspaper AS did a match report on it, while Cadena Ser also broadcast commentary of the “goal”.Manolo Lama from Cadena Copa, Miguel Angel Roman from Movistar and Antoni Daimiel from Cadena Ser — three of Spain’s most famous commentators — all commentated on La Liga’s playstation tournament over the weekend, which was won by Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and drew over 170,000 online fans while raising money for charity. Topics : Match of the Day was screened as a panel show rather than highlights on Saturday, with Lineker, Shearer and Wright debating the greatest captains of the Premier League era.For once there was no talk of VAR as ex-Newcastle and Blackburn star Shearer detailed his memorable battles with Manchester United’s Roy Keane and former Arsenal striker Wright described his use of “Franglais” to make conversation with team-mate Patrick Vieira.In what was due to be FA Cup quarter-final weekend, the BBC also filled the void of what would have been live games with classic last eight matches from the competition’s past.Linker, 59, has since gone into self-isolation after his 28-year-old son George told him he may have contracted the virus. From impassioned debates around the kitchen table to detailed reports about matches that never happened, Europe’s football media are working overtime to give fans a welcome distraction during the coronavirus crisis.Former Tottenham, Barcelona and England striker Gary Lineker, a keen amateur chef, even opened up his home in a bid to satisfy the British football public’s appetite for sports talk.As the presenter of long-running English top-flight highlights show Match of the Day, Lineker, ignoring social distancing guidelines, played host to regular studio guests Alan Shearer and Ian Wright around his kitchen table last week. Nostalgic highlightsMuch of the weekend’s French sports coverage was given over to the big clash between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, which was meant to be played on Sunday.Sunday morning’s edition of leading sports daily L’Equipe had a front-page photo montage of current PSG defender Marquinhos giving chase to Chris Waddle in a Marseille shirt. Inside, the paper pitched together a dream team for each side (Marseille with Waddle, Didier Deschamps, Didier Drogba and Jean-Pierre Papin et al, versus PSG with Rai, Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and George Weah among others).Nostalgia has been a recurring theme and on Sunday night Canal Plus filled the slot that should have been dedicated to live coverage of Marseille v PSG by showing highlights of games between the teams in the last decade.BeIN Sports showed France’s 2018 World Cup final win against Croatia at the same time.Sky’s Germany television channel spent the weekend re-running Bundesliga compilation packages featuring great goals and dramatic late winners. Streaming service DAZN have put up every single Champions League Final since 1992. Newspaper Bild summed up the desperation for some sporting drama the best.They teamed up with the Chess24 website to livestream the World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament from Russia, under the headline: “Finally, some sport!”last_img read more

Late Remo Stars player killed by policeman laid to rest

first_imgRelatedPosts Family of slain footballer demands justice NPFL Week 13: Two away wins as El-Kanemi whip Akwa United LMC’s disciplinary measures should be more severe – Omokaro Late Remo Stars Football Club Vice Captain, Kazeem Tiyamiyu, has been buried but the question remains about his death. The 21-year-old, who played in defence for second tier side Remo Stars, was knocked down and killed in an apparent hit and run, but his club alleged that he was a victim of police brutality. Attended by his family, friends and teammates, Tiamiyu was tucked in the traditional white shroud (kaftan) used to wrap bodies and buried in line with Islamic burial custom. “We lit up Kazeem Tiyamiyu (Kaka)’s path to Al-Jannah yesterday night and he was buried today at his family house in Ajaka, Sagamu, Ogun State,” Remo Stars announced. Midfielder Toyeeb Gidado paid tribute to his teammate and described him as a “great person”. “It’s sad to say goodbye to someone you play alongside, a great person because this could’ve been anyone of us,” Gidado told BBC Sport. The club’s President, Kunle Soname, and the Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick, paid a condolence visit to the family this week. The circumstances surrounding Tiamiyu’s death have been widely condemned across the country as it reportedly happened while he was in a vehicle being detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. It led to a protest march – demanding justice and for SARS to be disbanded – by thousands of residents in Sagamu, which is about 50km north-east of the commercial capital, Lagos. At least three people were reported to have died during the protest march, with police saying that they are “still investigating” these claims. “No father wants to bury his son and this is heartbreaking for my family because Kazeem was on the verge of travelling to Europe for trial,” Fasasi, the father of the late footballer told BBC Sport. “What happened, why was he killed and how does a family recover from this. These are the questions no one can answer.”Tags: Kazeem TiamiyuRemo StarsToyeeb Gidadolast_img read more

Keck surgeons assist relief effort in Haiti

first_imgA team of doctors and nurses from USC’s Keck School of Medicine flew to Haiti Saturday as part of the worldwide effort to help the survivors of the country’s massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake that occurred last week.The nine surgeons on the team are working along with another team led by Dr. Henri Ford, vice dean of medical education at Keck and chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, performing surgeries and providing medical assistance at the Israeli field hospital in Port-au-Prince.Photos courtesy of Los Angeles Times and USC’s Keck School of MedicineMembers of the team have been providing updates on their work through a new blog set up by Keck.Ford, a Haitian native, recently sent an update about surgeries he performed on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.“While on the ship, the chief medical officer [Dr. Alfred Shwayhat] asked me to stay to help with a young girl with a penetrating head trauma,” Ford wrote on the blog. “A roof collapsed on her and a piece of brick was embedded in her skull with extension to the brain. Last night, we removed most of the brick.”To organize the team initially, Keck Dean Carmen Puliafito called Keck’s Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Demetrios Demetriades. It took about 10 minutes for Demetriades to gather surgeons who were interested in going to Haiti, Puliafito said.“We’ve got some great doctors at USC; because we staff the Los Angeles County Medical Center, we’ve got lots of experience with trauma,” Puliafito said. “It’s really gratifying to see how quickly people respond to this call.”Although air traffic in and out of Haiti has been severely bottlenecked, the doctors were able to fly in on a private jet provided by Project Medishare Haiti and the Miami Global Institute.The doctors are working together with colleagues from the University of Miami, the United Nations and the Israeli field hospital to provide aid, Puliafito said. He expects the team to be in Haiti for at least one or two weeks.Photo courtesy of The Los Angeles TimesThe surgeons on the team have been sending updates by text, e-mail and blog posts, but Puliafito said this can be a difficult task.“They have a situation where electrical power is extremely scarce, and they’re conserving the battery on their cell phones,” he said.Dr. Ramon Cestero, the surgeon who is heading the Keck team, sent blog updates about the conditions in Haiti.“Outstanding facility, everyone being put to use,” Cestero wrote on the blog. “Team continuing to provide triage, orthopedic, trauma, ice, anesthesia and emergency care alongside Israeli field hospital personnel.”In another update, Ford emphasized the need for aid after the devastating earthquake.“Many people (hundreds if not thousands) living in tents just outside the clinic area. Some have been waiting to see a doctor since the earthquake,” he wrote. “The stories we are hearing are gut-wrenching.”last_img read more

Graysen DeJarnett qualifies for the Class 4A State Tournament in McPherson

first_img43Tyler YoungMulvane4757658855535859744651106 ANDERSON – ANDALE – 74 1stRose Hill314 2ndTrinity322 23Andy BurgerWinfield477644555475364444363986 ROSE HILL – 314 Individual Qualifiers 53Keaton JohnsonWinfield676973981065658791073459124 TRINITY – 322 3rdAndale323 9thEl Dorado395 9Pete CarneyAndale554654454426554434343880 52Jaden MountClearwater66976577760851145587760120 29Nick CarneyAndale456544467455464675444590 11Martin NuessonAugusta454444454384454564654381 25Jonny McMurphyAugusta547554465454365555454287 8Alex CarroTrinity554544653415454635343980 47Peyton DuryeaEl Dorado8596455885854955855753111 BECKER – AUGUSTA – 76 31Dalton BlaineMulvane664655675504463455644191 CARNEY – ANDALE – 80 TEAM QUALIFIERS 6Austin ShanksTrinity444463556415453555343980 Individual results per hole:  3Jake BeckerAugusta445355545404463344443676 12Kellen MarshallTrinity564454566455383354243782 2Jordan AndersonAndale434443544353473454453974 TeamsScore 4Drew ThorntonTrinity555553546434262564443780 26Wes HainesEl Dorado665543475455573554444287 51Hayden PierceEl Dorado66975671066285856656857119 7Ryan PfaffRose Hill455444554406454454444080 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Golf Mom · 273 weeks ago Congratulations to the Wellington golf team and to Graysen. Wellington maybe a football town but there are plenty of us who are proud Wellington golf supporters. Keep up the great work! Report Reply 0 replies · active 273 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Former crusader dad · 273 weeks ago Congrats Grayson, represent us well at state. Report Reply 0 replies · active 273 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 45Connor DowningMulvane7778746565765756655651108 50Brandon AndrewsEl Dorado65756494955681038875661116 5Ryan WalkerRose Hill465543644414364454453980 39Carson LeGrandWellington5665556775255636674648100 49Kyle KoehlerEl Dorado66758558757561058565656113 30Breck WinterAugusta565544574455574555544590 RankPlayer NameSchool123456789Out101112131415161718InTotal 16Aaron MeyerAndale455554554424365546544284 20Mark WalthersCircle675444564455563654244085 33Jackson PeltzerAndale556545566477363865444693 19Jacob UhrmacherAugusta355443654395374764554685 32Calin MeyerClearwater4655445744444644451164892 34Ty WilsonWellington555644564445875547455094 46Kesh TurnerCircle7677637665558969464455110 44Skyler CrittendenWellington6656545464766869655960107 24Dakota SoukupWinfield555653554436464554544386 48Cameron ConoverWinfield5776678845857756955554112 14Graysen DeJarnettWellington455654444415463545554283 54Jack KirkhamCircle55886877963947368116862125 22Nash LipscombRose Hill545645546445554444474286 18Jordan BlaineMulvane466553456446363555444185 10Ethan AbergRose Hill455543555415363555444081 15Kade TrebbeAugusta445554455415484444554384 41Aaron SchoemannWellington5455666675053658675853103 17Jake KimbleEl Dorado545555663446564354344084 Follow us on Twitter. 36Levi StanyerCircle466645584487573846454997 DEJARNETT – WELLINGTON – 83 37Kobe KastlMulvane575654569526644684454799 38Ryan BoveeCircle566754565496575694265099 27Coleman HeddenTrinity646564664474364745444188 35Brent CusickMulvane666544675494664747444695 12th00 42Tanner RandallWinfield4586856655359746546652105 1Parker AustinRose Hill444534344354353555353873 28Jonathan LoonTrinity555655464455454567354489 4thAugusta326 8thCircle391 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School Junior Graysen DeJarnett has qualified for the Class 4A State Golf Tournament at Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson on May 26 after shooting an 83 on his home course in the Class 4A Regional in Wellington Monday.DeJarnett qualified individually.  In Kansas, there are two ways to qualify for state. You can automatically qualify as one of the top two teams from each of the four regionals, or mark the lowest scores of the five individuals not on those teams.Overall, Wellington accumulated a 378, placing sixth as a team out of 10 teams present.Rose Hill won the tournament with a 314. Wichita Trinity edged out Andale for second by one stroke: 322 to 323. Other team scores included Augusta 326, Mulvane 370, Winfield 389, Circle 391, El Dorado 395, and Clearwater, who brought two golfers.Rose Hill’s Parker Austin, the son of PGA golfer Woody Austin, was the tournament’s top golfer with a 73 edging out Jordan Anderson of Andale who shot 74.The tournament was a bit of a Who’s Who event. Wichita State University head coach Gregg Marshall was in attendance as his son played for Trinity. Kellen Marshall shot an 82.As for Wellington, the very young golf team made up almost entirely of freshmen and sophomores, had a good day.Freshman Ty Wilson had a good day, shooting in single digits including a 44 on the front nine.Ty Wilson shot a 94. Carson LeGrand shot a 100 and Jonah Luna 101 to close out the team scoring. Other Wellington scorers included Aaron Schoemann with a 103 and Skyler Crittenden with a 107.“It was a good year and I look forward to our young men and the success we will have in the future,” said Wellington head golf coach James Ginter.As for DeJarnett, his state qualification came as a bit of a surprise after he was convinced he hadn’t made it right after playing.“I really didn’t play well at all,” DeJarnett said, after shooting 18 holes and before the tallies for the tournament were made. “My shoulder was really bothering me. I didn’t do well on my short game.”But DeJarnett was consistent, shooting a 41 on the front nine and 42 on the back. His best hole of the day was a birdie on Hole #3.Overall, the weather was nice if not a bit blustery especially in the morning. Only three golfers shot in the 70s.Carson LeGrand, a sophomore, eyes sinking a putt on hole #18For more pictures click here.Team results:  7thWinfield389 40Jonah LunaWellington5767556855444745764647101 21Irvin SchuellerAndale345544564406474555544585 5thMulvane370 6thWellington378 11th00 13Peyton AustinRose Hill855554445454363446443883 10thClearwaterNA NUESSON – AUGUSTA – 81last_img read more

Del Norte builds big lead, holds on for 20-14 win over Fortuna

first_imgFORTUNA >> Based on how the opening two quarters went, it was looking like a certainty that the Warriors’ victory formation was going to be a certainty.When it was all said and done, it might have been a sense of a relief more than anything as quarterback Ethan Price went to a knee for a second and final time.Del Norte made its 20-point first-half lead hold firm as the Warriors was able to hold off Fortuna’s furious second-half comeback to claim a 20-14 win over the Huskies on Friday night.“W …last_img read more

Cards fall late to Oroville at home

first_imgCorning >> The Cardinals Noah Miller and Oroville’s Logan Schereck pitched gems Thursday afternoon through six, but the Tigers rallied for four runs in the seventh and the Cards couldn’t match it, falling 4-1.Both pitchers faced the minimum through three. When Oroville’s Hunter Monnot reached on an error in the top of the third, Miller picked him off at first to retire the side. Colton Rogers reached on an error to lead off the fourth and Miller got him as well.Schereck didn’t falter until …last_img read more

Soil is more valuable than gold

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In terms of civilization, it is more valuable than gold. The soil is the foundation for food and stability required for organized, structured society. Without good, productive soils, everything else starts to erode away. The loss of productive soil is a sad tale that shows up over and over throughout the history of mankind.This repeated trend throughout the earth’s millennia of agriculture intrigued David Montgomery, a geologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, who spoke at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in March.“As a geologist I started looking at soils and studied erosion around the world. A decade ago I got really interested in how soil erosion affected ancient civilizations. That culminated in a book that looked at the role of soil degradation in the decline of ancient civilizations. There is a depressing component to that because you see the same story play out in society after society. Societies that degraded their land didn’t prosper in the long run. You can look at places like Syria or Libya as modern examples of places that degraded their land to the extent that it compromised their descendants greatly in terms of their prosperity and stability,” Montgomery said. “Then my wife and I bought a house in north Seattle that came with a yard with dirt — not much in the way of soil. It had an old growth Seattle lawn with six inches of tangled roots. We pulled that lawn off to make a garden and we didn’t find a single worm. It was dead dirt. We embarked on an attempt to bring life back to the soil to make a garden.”In the small-scale urban backyard project, Montgomery and his wife had surprising success in rebuilding their soil with the addition or organic matter, increasing biological diversity and minimizing soil disturbance.“We restored the soil really fast, much faster than I would have guessed from the research I had done on ancient civilizations. Nature takes a long time to make an inch of soil, but we can do it much faster by taking advantage of our ability to bring organic matter in to enhance what nature would take a long time to do. We wrote a book about that experience and the parallels between what microbial activity does in the soil to help plants and what happens in the human gut. They are kind of like the same system. Then I was left wondering if we could do that same thing on a global scale on farms around the world,” Montgomery said. “I took some time off of teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle to visit farmers around the world who had already restored fertility to their land. I brought a shovel with me and said, ‘What’d you do? What did you start with and what do you have now? Can we dig a hole here and at your neighbor’s place?’ I was really impressed how rapidly some farmers had been able to restore fertility to their land and how much they had been able to reduce their use of fertilizers and pesticides. No-till was a sort of foundation for re-building soil health.”The crucial role of reducing and eliminating tillage initially surprised Montgomery.“What do you think of in terms of icons for agriculture? The plow. It is on the seal of the USDA — Thomas Jefferson’s plow is still there. Societies throughout history have relied on it. The idea that plowing could degrade soil over the long run is a little counter intuitive but it is pretty solid in terms of causing soil erosion. If you till the soil you are leaving it vulnerable to the wind and the rain until the next plant comes up. If you do that for generations it can really add up,” Montgomery said. “I found three simple principles that were in common among the farmers who had reversed the trend of ancient soil degradation and rebuilt the fertility of the land. The principles are: ditch the plow, cover up with cover crops, and grow a diversity of crops, whether in the cash crops or cover crops. Some of the farmers I visited with were growing corn, soybeans and wheat and adding diversity with cover crops in between. They had all greatly reduced fertilizers and pesticides while maintaining yields, which increases farmer profits. I view rebuilding soil health as the best long-term investment a farmer can make but it can also pencil out over the short run too. We are starting to learn about the role of soil life bacteria and fungi in plants and crops. They can help rebuild soil health at a pace that, as a geologist I find quite fast.”Montgomery’s first popular book, “Dirt,” was a fairly grim look at how erosion undermined ancient civilizations around the world. The follow up “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life,” is more of a good-news environmental story. Montgomery’s most recent book, “The Hidden Half of Nature,” co-written with his wife, Anne Biklé, looks at the power of microbes in the soil and in human health. His books are available at books.wwnorton.com/books/Growing-a-Revolution/.last_img read more

Perpetual nips Mapua

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo AJ Coronel finished with only 10 points but he buried the biggest basket of the game—a triple with 1:22 remaining—to extend the lead to four for the Altas, who watched Andoy Estrella and Almel Orquina miss desperation triples in a frenetic endgame sequence.GJ Ilagan finished with 13 points, while Prince Eze added 11 points and grabbed 21 rebounds as the Altas chalked up their first victory in three outings. The Altas’ record should have been at 2-1, but their opening win against St. Benilde was nullified because they wore the wrong uniform color.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This is a good win for us,” said Altas coach Jimwell Gican.“We always tell the players to keep working hard and trust that we will get rewarded and this is what happened today. It’s a good sign because we won on Mapua’s home floor.” Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Que shoots 68, posts 3-shot ICTSI classic lead FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Read Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Unfazed by the large home crowd, Perpetual Help overcame Mapua’s last-ditch surge to escape with a 63-60 victory last Thursday night for its first win of the NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at the newly refurbished Mapua Gym in Intramuros, Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It marked the second straight week that the visiting team conquered the home squad in the NCAA on Tour. Last week, San Sebastian stunned Arellano, 76-67, at the Chiefs’ home for its first victory.The Cardinals struggled to contain Eze’s strong inside presence as the Nigerian nailed a basket inside the paint for a 44-34 lead with 3:19 remaining in the third period.But the Cardinals started making headway from there as Laurenz Victoria and Orquina combined to give the Cardinals a three-point edge with 4:05 left.“We expected them to come back because this is their home court and fatigue affected our players,” said Gican.Despite falling to 1-2, Mapua coach Atoy Co saw plenty of positives from his squad.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES “At least the boys really fought their heart out,” said the PBA legend turned coach.“The problem is there are some players who always want to take the credit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you have to look at the situation, whether you can take it, you can make it or not.”“I just hope they’re going to be more matured as this season keeps going,” he added.Leo Gabo paced the Cardinals with 12 points while Estrella, the hero of last week’s 78-75 win over Letran, finished with 11 points, four assists and four boards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more

Looking to snag best available talent, PBA coaches size up aspirants at Draft Combine

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—The top three picks in the upcoming 2018 PBA Draft are practically secured for CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Bobby Ray Parks. Jr. but it doesn’t mean the remaining aspirants are going to be pushovers.ADVERTISEMENT Of the coaches present in the Combine, probably the one with the most pressure is Meralco head coach Norman Black.Meralco owns the no.5 pick in the Draft and Black said he’s looking at those players who didn’t receive that much fanfare as compared to the potential top three picks.“We have guys in mind but a lot of that will depend on who is the no.4 pick,” said Black. “You normally see guys whom you haven’t probably seen before and you have a chance to see guys who are mostly under the radar. It just gave me a second and third chance to reinforce what I saw in practice.”For NLEX assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga, picking a player doesn’t just rely on what place a team is on the board but it also depends on the needs of a given roster.The Road Warriors own the seventh overall pick in the Draft and they’re looking to get someone who’ll mesh well with the current roster that they have.“We’re really thinking hard for this one because it’s not just the position of the player that we’re looking for,” said Arespacochaga. “We’re also looking at the talent who can help us and fit in our team.”Another coach who has a conundrum in this year’s Combine is TNT’s Bong Ravena whose team’s pick will be dealt to Rain or Shine after the KaTropa traded for Jericho Cruz in February of 2018.Ravena said they’re in a position where they don’t have many players to choose from and that they’re left to select the best quality player that best fits the roster. Paul Desiderio grateful for UAAP Finals stint for boosting his PBA draft stock SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “The first priority is to look for bigs because we have a guard heavy lineup,” said Ravena in Filipino. “We can also look for a potential backup for Jayson [Castro] and probably a wingman. So far I like Kent Lao who’s 6-foot-4. I hope we can get him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coaches in attendance during the PBA Draft Combine Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center had their scouting goggles on to look at potential rookies that could make an impact for their respective teams.Although some tried to hide their tricks up their sleeves, six-time champion Leo Austria named who can be viable options who can even be drafted in the third round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“There are still a lot of players that can be picked up in the third round the only problem is they lack the exposure,” said Austria in Filipino. “But I can see some who have the potential.” MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria, whose team won’t get a single pick in the first two rounds, singled out wingmen Kyles Lao and Clark Derige and guard Dan Alberto among those who can break into his San Miguel roster, with the problem that these new players will be dead last in the Beermen’s pecking order.“The only problem is by the time you get to the third round your team is almost complete and for example, in my team, if you’re a point guard you’ll have to wait behind Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross,” added Austria.Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia, whose team owns the sixth and eighth picks, looked at guards JP Calvo and CJ Isit and forward Matt Salem as quality rookies who can beef up any team.“Almost everyone’s been showing great promise and this will be a hard decision and we really have to study for this,” said Garcia in Filipino. “I think it will just depend on who’s still available when it’s your turn to pick.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Coach fighting leukemia puts Sevilla back on track in Spain

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments “It won’t keep me from doing my job,” he said. “I’m living a normal life. I won’t talk about the subject anymore but I wanted everyone to know that everything is OK.”There was relief all around. It meant the coach wasn’t as sick as many initially believed and, sportswise, it meant the team wouldn’t be losing its commander at a crucial moment of the season.Sevilla had just been eliminated by Czech club Slavia Prague in the last 16 of the Europa League and was far from fourth place in the Spanish league when Caparros — who was acting as the team’s sports director — was picked to replace the fired Pablo Machin.With the Seville native at the helm, the club won four of its five matches, including the high-profile city derby against Real Betis last Saturday. The result put the team back in fourth place in the league, in the final Champions League spot.Sevilla can solidify its position this weekend when it visits fifth-place Getafe, which is only one point behind with six matches remaining. Sixth-place Valencia is three points behind Sevilla entering the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Sevilla had already taken a chance with Caparros when it assigned him as coach to finish last season after firing Vincenzo Montella. With a run of three wins and a draw in the final four matches, he helped the team secure a Europa League spot.This time, Sevilla’s only setback was a home loss to Valencia in the second match with Caparros in charge, giving him 22 points of 27 possible. In addition to beating Valladolid and Real Betis, Sevilla also defeated Espanyol and Alaves under the man who first coached Sevilla from 2000-05 and recently surpassed 500 matches overall in the Spanish league.“The team has improved a lot since Caparros took over,” Sevilla president Jose Castro said. “We felt it was the right time to make the change and we are glad that we made that decision. We think it was the right one.”Although there is still some work left for Sevilla to secure a Champions League spot this season, Caparros’ good run has already prompted talks about whether the team should try to keep him in a full-time position for next season.“Of course Joaquin is an option for next year,” Castro said. “But we have to wait until the end of the season. Now it’s time to stay focused on adding points.”After the visit to Getafe, Sevilla faces three teams in the bottom half of the standings: Rayo Vallecano, Girona and Leganes. It will close out its season with a visit to second-place Atletico Madrid and a home game against seventh-place Athletic Bilbao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadal, Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, Levante’s coach Joaquin Caparros gesture during their La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Ciutat de Valecia stadium in Valencia, Spain. Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros announced Sunday April 7, 2019, that he has leukaemia but will stay on the job with the Spanish club. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, FILE)MADRID — The surprise announcement came after another important win by Sevilla in the Spanish league.The club had just beaten Valladolid 2-0 to get back into the fight for the final Champions League spot. Everyone expected the team’s coach, Joaquin Caparros, to come out at the post-match news conference and talk about Sevilla’s good run since he took over.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Instead, the 63-year-old Caparros stepped into the podium and shocked everyone.“I have chronic leukemia,” he said, speaking briskly before making any comments on the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIt was the type of news no one wanted to hear. Concern immediately turned to his health.But it was Caparros himself who quickly downplayed the situation. 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