Upamecano improves Militao

first_imgMilitao struggles with Sarabia in the Real Madrid match in Paris for this Champions League.JAVIER GANDUL Bayern is squeezingUpamecano has grown up under the leadership of Julian Nagelsmann, the prodigy coach (32 years old) from the Bundesliga and now from Leipzig. A revolutionary who is contesting the hegemony in Germany of the implacable Bayern and has finished making Upa one of the most desired power plants in Europe. Precisely, Bayern wants him to be a starter because he is preparing the departure of Jerome Boateng. He is the great rival of Madrid for his signing. While, Militao has lived a first year of high and low in Madrid.Fixed for Tite’s Brazil, with the white shirt he has suffered, especially that disastrous night of Madrid in Paris against PSG (3-0) where he played for the sanction to Ramos (coincidentally the great idol of Upamecano). Precisely the new sanction to the captain, now for the return in Manchester against the City that has been in limbo, forced Zidane to align Militao despite the doubts. Upamecano, if you attend to that interest in signing him, it seems that it generates more certainties … Taking as reference the Champions, the maximum competition and where the differences between our League, where Militao acts, and the Bundesliga, where Upamecano moves, can be more balanced, the latter comes out ahead. The yardstick, even in total minutes in the great continental competition, are similar: Militao has played 1,003 ‘(between Porto and Madrid) and Upamecano 931’ with Leipzig. Although the Frenchman has played somewhat less, he has better figures in the most basic functions of a central defender. He stole more balls (89) than Militao (66), cleared more head (32 to 21), has more success in the entries that he performs (73%, for 61% of the Brazilian) and in duels against rival soccer players (64% to 62%). Too intercepted more balls from the opponent (20 vs. 19 for Madrid) and blocked more shots (7 to 6). With him on the field, his teams received a goal every 63 minutes of play; In the case of Militao, the defenses he was part of took less time, he fits into the Champions every 59 ‘. Everything, needing to do less fouls. Upa He has committed 16 and Militao, one more.center_img Dayot Upamecano is the central what Zidane wants to be third in the rotation. As reported by AS, the French coach was not convinced by Éder Militao’s first season as a Real Madrid player and his compatriot has emerged as an almost unique market opportunity for the white club. Contract ends in 2021 and will leave Leipzig this summer. At 21 years old, Upa (As they know him in his environment) he has been one of the most watched centrals since he began to shine with France U-17 and his statistics prove Zizou right, improvement in almost all defensive aspects to Militao …last_img read more

Three years of the museum play of Benzema in the Calderón

first_imgIt was an inconceivable transfer for anybody however Benzema, who received the ball the place there was no pin. “I don’t know the way he might have gotten out of there,” Zidane mentioned at a press convention. Karim believed in a suicide maneuver that Víctor Hugo Morales might have narrated like this: “There Benzema has it, two rating it. Benzema touches the ball, the indoor soccer genius begins from the left, leaves the third and goes to play for Kroos …”. Then the German shot, Oblak rejected and Isco pushed on purpose.Historical past will inform that in that ten second sigh since Benzema receives from behind, protects, dribbles and passes, Kroos makes a primary try and Isco doesn’t forgive, the starting of the finish of Vicente Calderón in Europe occurred. A surprise of Karim, the genius so usually misunderstood, closed the legendary stadium in the Champions League. Then it began to rain as if the sky was going to fall and, nearly a month later, Madrid raised the Twelfth in Cardiff. Three years in the past, on Could 10, 2017, Benzema painted his greatest portray for the most prestigious exhibition in the world, the Could Champions. It was the return of the semifinals and Atlético pressed, 2-Zero up, as a result of their proclaimed religion in going again 3-0 in the first leg was not a bluff. However the dream lasted 42 minutes, which took Karim to seem and improvise. a piece of artwork so his that his fantasy is remembered greater than his authorship, by Isco. “I don’t eat coconut, I attempted and it occurred …” The cat with the naturalness with which three prey canines, Savic, Godín and Giménez, had been faraway from the setting.last_img read more

BanKo stuns Creamline for season opening win

first_imgView comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BanKo scored an early upset to kickstart its campaign dealing vaunted Creamline with a five-set defeat, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 17-25, 15-11, in the Premier Volleyball League Conference Saturday at People’s Gym in Tuguegarao.Jutarat Montripila lit up for the Perlas Spikers with 29 points while Lakia Bright provided ample support with 19 points to eclipse the star power of the Cool Smashers that include Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Michele Gumabao, and Melissa Gohing.ADVERTISEMENT Creamline’s Thai reinforcement Kuttika Kaewpin led the Cool Smashers with 22 points while Valdez and Gumabao added 20 and 10 points, respectively.Although the scores didn’t fluctuate much in the spikes, blocks, and aces categories, the Perlas Spikers got a boost from the Cool Smashers’ inconsistent play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCreamline led in the spikes department, 59-53, and aces, 7-5, but gave away 37 free points due to errors while BanKo limited its miscues to 26. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Celtics’ Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Flyers suffer first loss of the playoffs in OT versus Senior Canucks

first_imgWith the overtime loss, the Flyers still remain in first place with seven points and a 3-0-1 record, three points clear of the second place Grande Prairie Athletics.Next up for the team is a rematch with the Senior Canucks on Tuesday, this time at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers suffered their first loss of the playoffs in Dawson Creek on Thursday night in overtime.After a scoreless first period of play that saw the Flyers outshot the Senior Canucks 23-9, the visitors allowed two quick goals midway through the middle frame. However, they dug in and scored the 2-1 goal with 7:31 remaining courtesy Jeff Shipton, assisted by Rick Cleaver and Brady Busche. Lien Miller-Jeannotte evened the score at twos just before the conclusion of the middle frame.Four minutes following the home side taking a one-goal lead in the third stanza, Shipton deposited his second of the night after taking a sweet pass from Adam Horst, Cleaver with the secondary helper. The teams were deadlocked after sixty minutes of action and this one required sudden death overtime.- Advertisement -Not even four minutes into overtime Mike Lalonde gave the Sr. Canucks the 4-3 victory, ending the Flyers undefeated playoffs.Jeff Shipton and Rick Cleaver lead the way with two points apiece while Travis McLean made 53 saves.“The guys played great,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “It’s hard to win away games on the west side as all teams are very good at home. Happy to get one point and start the last part of the round robin with at least a two-point lead. Hope to see a bunch of fans at the next home game on Tuesday.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal to get this Man United man or there’s no Vermaelen – Young Guns blog

first_img1 The talk is that he wants Phil Jones and that offer has been rejected. Chris Smalling is the next option and I say we need to be ruthless now. For all the messing about, let’s tell United we want Smalling for Vermaelen or there’s no deal. And let’s do it quickly. Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson explains what the north Londoners must do in order to cover the loss off Thomas Vermaelen…Arsenal have been remarkably swift when it comes to transfer business this summer, but one deal is holding up the completion of our squad. I agree with Arsenal’s stance on this deal. We don’t want the cash as it’s not really enough to buy a quality replacement, so Arsene Wenger is asking United for a player swap from United. Vermaelen’s protracted move to Manchester United has been bubbling away for weeks but seems no closer to completion. Give us Man United defender Chris Smalling for Thomas Vermanelen, says Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson We hold all the cards – it’s time to get tough so we can get everybody on boards and gel this team together in time for the big kick-off. United are running out of centre back options and Vermaelen is the only attainable option for them at present. Barcelona and Napoli are both keen on the Belgian as well – so let’s flog him abroad if Louis van Gaal won’t play ball. The longer a transfer saga drags on, the more the selling club gets swindled out of a deal. We can’t let that happen here so we should be firm by demanding Smalling or nothing from United. We need to put a time limit on it too, so this gets put to bed quickly.last_img read more

Former African champions play Cup of Nations catch-up

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria’s main kit won the plenty of fans, and the one game in which they wore itJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 7 – Former champions Egypt, the Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria and Zambia are among teams needing to catch up after losses when 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying resumes this weekend.It will be easier for some than others during matchday 2 with home advantage almost guaranteeing Egypt and Morocco maximum points against Niger and Malawi respectively. Nigeria, too, should collect maximum points without undue difficulty away to the Seychelles, one of the weakest African national teams.It could be tougher for the Ivorians and Zambians, though, to collect their first points as Rwanda and Namibia respectively can be stubborn hosts.AFP Sport looks at five of the most eye-catching match-ups among the 24 scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday.EgyptEgypt’s forward Mohamed Salah looks on during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 25, 2018A war of words over image rights and security between Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and the national association has overshadowed the clash with Niger in Alexandria.Salah and the national football body are contracted to different mobile phone companies and the striker also complained about sleepless nights because fans got access to hotels.After an away loss to Tunisia, Egypt must win under new Mexican coach Javier Aguirre to get back into contention and put a three-defeat 2018 World Cup campaign behind them.Ivory CoastIvory Coast star Wilfried Zaha boosted Crystal Palace by signing a new contract which ties him to them till the end of the 2022/23 season.New coach Ibrahim Kamara must have wished for a gentler introduction to one of the most demanding coaching posts in Africa than facing Rwanda away after a shock home loss to Guinea.Kamara, a surprise choice with many Ivorians anticipating a ‘big name’, must do without Crystal Palace flier Wilfried Zaha, an absentee for undisclosed “personal reasons”.Rwanda will also have a new coach with local Vincent Mashami succeeding German Antoine Hey, who quit after a first-round exit from the 2018 African Nations Championship last January.MoroccoMorocco now know they will be going home at the end of the group phase after two defeats in their first two outingsDefensive general Mehdi Benatia, who criticised Moroccan officials after a winless 2018 World Cup campaign, is a notable absentee for the visit of Malawi to Casablanca.But most of the action is likely to be at the other end of the pitch with Malawi trying to repulse attacks from opponents keen to make up for a 1-0 away defeat by Cameroon.Malawi appear to be on a hiding to nothing given that Belgian coach Ronny van Geneugden has managed just two victories in 15 matches since taking charge.NigeriaNigeria’s forward Alex Iwobi (L) fights for the ball with Zambia’s midfielder Simon Silwimba during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match October 7, 2017Not fully-fit John Obi Mikel and retired Victor Moses miss out as Nigeria seek to build after coming within four minutes of a World Cup last-16 place before conceding to Argentina.Coach Gernot Rohr also had to contend with several late withdrawals, including Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi and Serie A defenders Ola Aina and William Troost-Ekong.However, after being shocked 2-0 at home by South Africa during matchday 1, Nigeria should win convincingly ahead of tougher home and away tests against Libya next month.ZambiaZambia fans. Photo/COURTESYBelgian Sven Vandenbroeck has opted to go it alone as Zambia coach after assisting compatriot Hugo Broos when they guided Cameroon to a surprise 2017 Cup of Nations title.He succeeds Wedson Nyirenda, who oversaw a shock 1-0 home defeat by Mozambique, the first time the Chipolopolo (Copper Bullets) had fallen to their fellow southern Africans.Vandenbroeck has recalled several of the 2012 African title-winning team, including former captain Rainford Kalaba, for a clash with unpredictable Namibia in Windhoek.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The Chelsea XI to show Arsenal up at Wembley? Predicted Blues line-up

first_img 11. Pedro (right attack) 15. Victor Moses (right wing-back) 10. Eden Hazard (left attack) 7. N’Golo Kante (centre midfield) 11 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 11 3. Marcos Alonso (left wing-back) – check out the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 11 19. Diego Costa (centre forward) 11 11 It’s the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea tomorrow, kick off 17:30 BST at Wembley Stadium, and you can follow all the action live on talkSPORT.With the 2016/17 Premier League trophy in their cabinet, the Blues are looking to seal a league and cup double by beating their London rivals.Arsenal will be without a number of key players through suspension and injury, so they could be in for a difficult evening against the English champions.Will Antonio Conte stick with the players that have been so successful this season or will he make changes, then?Scroll through the gallery above to check out talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea XI. 11 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 30. David Luiz (centre back) 11 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (centre back) last_img read more

Corning Cardinals gear up for fall, 2017

first_imgCorning >> Sports at Corning High is closing fast with the release of the fall sports schedule by schools officials this week. The football team will open its season during week zero at upper division Enterprise, which boasted an 8-2 junior varsity record last year. The Hornets also return one of the most explosive dual-threat quarterbacks from a year ago in incoming junior and multi-sport athlete Leslie Cummings. Corning, coached by John Studer, is coming off an 8-3 and opening-round exit in …last_img

Cadiz, USAid in R1bn small business fund

first_img19 October 2012Financial services group Cadiz Asset Management has partnered with the US Agency for International Development (USAid) in launching a new job creation fund targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa.The Cadiz Protected High Impact Fund, launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday, aims to create tens of thousands of jobs in the next eight years by increasing access to finance for South African SMEs.US govt guarantees for SME fundingUSAid, under its development credit guarantee programme, is providing a risk-sharing agreement for Cadiz to raise over R1-billion (US$150-million) of South African private capital for the fund.“The USAid risk-sharing guarantee has the full-faith of the US government, and compared to our grant funding activities, it has a relatively lower cost for the US government and significant leverage potential by aiming to move and place local private capital to work,” Cadiz said in a statement.“SMEs are the backbone of economic activity, and the financing gap for SMEs limits growth and opportunity. As a result, the generation of private-sector led jobs that comes from these SMEs is limited if they lack the financing to grow.“By mobilizing private capital to support intermediaries that are lending to SMEs, the USAid-Cadiz partnership is directly addressing this constraint.”Private-sector led solution to job creationUS deputy chief of mission Virginia Palmer said the partnership was an example of a private-sector led solution to tackle the challenge of job creation in South Africa.“It is also an example of how the US government can work with the South African private sector to help advance the development goals of the government of South Africa,” Palmer said.Cadiz Asset Management CEO Frank Cadiz said the partnership would enable Cadiz to access pools of capital “that to date were unavailable previously due to the perceived level of risk in this area of investing.“The fear of capital loss has been one of the factors limiting capital rising historically, and the mitigation of risk through the introduction of the USAid guarantee will explicitly remove one of the hurdles preventing capital allocation in this area”.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

A behind the scenes look at the National FFA Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest ADRENALINE. This word best describes my feelings in the weeks leading up to the 2016 National FFA Convention and Expo. Sleep was not something on my mind as we finalized scripts, practiced speeches and counted down the days until we welcomed 60,000 FFA members and supporters to Indianapolis, Ind. This convention would mark the emotional end of my seven-year journey in the blue jacket and I wanted everything to go perfectly.From 2015-2016, I represented Ohio as our state’s most recent national FFA officer. During the year, I traveled to 30 states to speak with students, teachers and sponsors of the National FFA Organization. The experience was unbelievably exciting, but the most adrenaline-filled part of my entire year was easily the weeks of preparation that went into hosting the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo alongside my fellow national officer teammates.From the perspective of a student watching in the crowd, National FFA Convention looks like a well-oiled machine running smoothly and without a problem. After experiencing a behind the scenes look at convention, I can say with certain that it is well planned and executed! Upon returning home from my national FFA officer year, a question I often heard was, “So what actually happens ‘behind the scenes’ to make the National FFA Convention a success?”The planning process for each National FFA Convention begins a few years in advance, but the bulk of the work begins in the months leading up to convention. Speakers must be chosen, a theme established and sessions need to be planned and timed out down to the very second — and I literally mean the very second. Time management is crucial for convention sessions to run smoothly! With a steady dose of caffeine in hand, my teammates and I spent weeks practicing how to efficiently move people across stage, hand out awards and give speeches without running over time.While on stage during the event, national officers still have constant contact with the staff backstage. Officers wear earpieces to allow the staff to communicate any last minute changes, if an officer needs to move out of the camera view or pick up the pace to keep on schedule. Last year, as I was on stage shaking hands with Honorary Degree Recipients during session four when a voice came through my earpiece telling me to, “shake hands at a quicker pace.”Backstage is a lot calmer than one might expect, mostly due to the many weeks of preparation. (There is even a space filled with comfy couches and beanbags for staff and officers to take a quick break when needed!) Everything backstage is lined out perfectly with signs and arrows for people to follow as they enter and exit the convention stage. Volunteers help ensure students and awards are in the correct order and that any additional needs are met. These volunteers, usually past FFA members, can be found helping to bring props and pedestals on and off the stage, explaining to students what they will do once on stage and keeping track of any guest speakers or attendees. Given that this year the convention will celebrate its 90th year, it’s no surprise that the majority of convention details have been ironed out with precision.The National FFA Convention will be held in Indianapolis until 2024. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home to the Indiana Pacers basketball team, holds the majority of convention sessions. The only exception is the American Degree Ceremony, which has outgrown the Fieldhouse and is now held in Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indiana Colts.The 90th National FFA Convention and Expo will be held on October 25 to 28, 2017. Ohio FFA members will be well represented by 25 proficiency award finalists, 25 agriscience fair team/individual finalists and several CDE teams. Ohio also has two American Star Finalists. Shaun Wenrick, a member of the Anna FFA Chapter, is an American Star in Agribusiness Finalist. Chrysta Beck, of the Pettisville FFA Chapter, will be competing as an American Star in Agriscience Finalist.If you’re unable to attend convention, you can still be a part of the excitement by watching it live on RFDTV. To find session times, visit www.ffa.org/events/convention/schedule.last_img read more