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Rufete and Nuno badly lived together for a year in Valencia

first_imgThe Europa League will make Rufete and Nuno face each other again. At least today they will do it from different clubs. Why Rufete and Nuno worked for a year in Valencia, although they never went hand in hand. Their relationship began askew, went stale and ended with treason. They lost and also Valencia, because Rufete had a project and Nuno proves to be a good coach in the Premier.The origin of the divorce is at the very beginning of the relationship. You have to go back to the Champions League final that faced Real Madrid and Atlético. That day, in Lisbon, Peter Lim transmitted to Amadeo Salvo (president ché) that his coach would be yes or yes Nuno, which was from the AVE River and was the first player represented by Jorge Mendes. Lim still didn’t own the club, but the sale was channeled (It closed in October) and Salvo compromised, because he sensed that Lim would impose Nuno even if it was mid-season. Thus, although Pizzi’s continuity had been announced, Valencia presented Nuno on July 5, 2014. Rufete did not play a hypocrite and in the presentation said: “Our intention was to continue Pizzi”. Nuno, indicated by inexperienced by the fans ché, took the license plate. Rufete and Nuno badly lived together all year. They lacked communication and empathy was void. Valencia, for example, played the Champions League in Almeria and Rufete or traveled on the plane. Everything jumped through the air with the signing (frustrated in the medical review) of Rodrigo Caior, that was from Mendes and endorsed Nuno. Salvo and Rufete found out from the press, when only two days before they had ‘agreed’ with Nuno to go to Imbula. There ended the Salvo-Rufete era, which had social support. Three months later, Mestalla’s pressure glared at Nuno.last_img read more

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Pennetta to retire after US Open triumph

first_imgNEW YORK (AP):Talk about going out on top: Flavia Pennetta won the US Open for her first Grand Slam title at age 33 and then announced during the trophy ceremony she has decided to retire.Pennetta did not have to beat Serena Williams in the final. Instead, Pennetta needed to get past the woman who ended Williams’ Grand Slam bid, Roberta Vinci. And Pennetta was able to do just that, pulling away in a matchup of Italians who were opponents and doubles partners as kids.In one of the unlikeliest major finals in women’s tennis history, the 26th-seeded Pennetta beat Vinci 7-6 (4), 6-2 at Flushing Meadows yesterday – then revealed she was ready to hang up her racket, a decision she kept private until that moment.”This is how I say goodbye to tennis,” Pennetta said as her fiancÈ, tennis player Fabio Fognini, captured the scene with his phone’s camera. “I couldn’t think to finish in a better way.”That announcement served as a perfectly out-of-nowhere conclusion to a surprise-filled tournament, the biggest shock being Vinci’s win against Williams in the semi-finals on Friday. That stopped Williams’ 33-match winning streak in majors and her attempt to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a single season.”I passed 24 hours with a lot of things on mind,” Vinci said. “And I was a little bit tight, especially in the first set.”Pennetta is the oldest woman in the Open era, which began in 1968, to become a Grand Slam champion for the first time. Vinci, who is 32, would have earned that distinction had she been able to follow her stunning upset of Williams in Friday’s semi-finals with another victory.This was the first major final for either participant and the first time since WTA computer rankings were instituted in 1975 that both US Open women’s finalists were ranked outside the top 20 (Vinci is 43rd). Pennetta entered the tournament with only a 17-15 record this season. Vinci was 20-20 in 2015 and 40-43 in majors for her career.Clashing for two decadesThey grew up 40 miles (65 kilometres) apart in coastal towns in Puglia, a region on the heel of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula, and have been facing each other on court for two decades – with the stakes much lower, of course. They shared laughs and tears in the locker room Friday while watching a video of a TV interview they did back in 1999, when they won the French Open junior doubles title as teenagers.”It’s tough,” Vinci acknowledged, “to play against one player that you know (for a) long time.”And when yesterday’s match ended, after Pennetta flung her racket overhead, she went up to the net to find Vinci, not for a handshake but for a lengthy hug. Vinci patted her pal on the back repeatedly, while Pennetta cried. Then they sat on adjacent sideline chairs and chatted, just a couple of foes and friends.Vinci pantomimed throwing a punch as a joke, and Pennetta wrapped an arm around her. Vinci charmed the crowd later, saying she wanted the champion’s trophy, not the one for the runner-up, then pretending to steal Pennetta’s $3.3 million check.”We know each other since forever,” Pennetta said. “We spend so much time together, we could write a book about our lives.”Quite a chapter yesterday would provide.last_img read more

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Bolt in the running for BBC award

first_imgLONDON (CMC): Usain Bolt’s impressive performance in track and field this year has landed him yet another international sports nomination. The Jamaican superstar is one of six athletes nominated for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC’s) Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2015. The award recognises the overseas athlete who has made the most contribution to sport this year and will be presented at the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony on December 20. Bolt’s exploits this year include victory in the men’s 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Beijing after recovering from injuries. The public in the United Kingdom is being invited to cast their votes to decide on the overseas athlete of the year for the first time in the history of the annual awards. Athletes competing for the award are Usain Bolt (athletics), Jamaica; Dan Carter (rugby union), New Zealand; Novak Djokovic (tennis), Serbia; Katie Ledecky (swimming), USA; Jordan Spieth (golf), USA; and Serena Williams (tennis), USA. Just last week, Bolt missed out on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male Athlete of the Year award for 2015, an event he has won five times.last_img read more

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Steady Azkals on right track

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum E-Painters still alive; Beermen up “It’s still one of the biggest results for the Philippines in a long time,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami. “But more than that, it’s the steady improvement that the team is showing that’s building everyone’s confidence as we draw closer to the important tournaments.”Raed Saleh struck from close range after a poor clearance from Neil Etheridge in the ninth minute, only for the Azkals to equalize on a set piece when Khalid Al Hajri headed Manny Ott’s delivery into his own net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissComing in as a halftime sub for Etheridge, Falkesgaard put on an impressive show with three important saves to preserve the stalemate for the Azkals, who are preparing for the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and the AFC Asian Cup in January.“We’re very pleased with the result,” said Azkals coach Scott Cooper, who continued to tinker with his squad. “Considering that we’re still in a period of experimenting and putting in a system that requires a high level of fitness, this was a fantastic performance.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Substitute goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard pulled off a string of spectacular saves in the second half as the Philippines held Gulf Cup champion Oman to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night in a friendly in Doha, Qatar.Ranged against the 85th-ranked team in the latest international rankings, the Azkals showed their worth with a strong defensive performance, although they struggled to create chances in searing conditions at Gharafa Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Oman did not concede a single goal in its last seven competitive matches, which included a victory over powerhouse United Arab Emirates in the Gulf Cup final in January.Cooper allowed Martin Steuble, Kevin Ingreso, Alvaro Silva, Stephan Palla and Javier Patino to return to the starting 11. Curt Dizon was also given a starting nod, while Ott, Luke Woodland, Phil Younghusband and Patrick Reichelt kept their place after starting in the 1-1 draw against Bahrain last month.Save for the blunder on the first goal, Etheridge was solid throughout in 45 minutes, while Ott also had an opportunity saved by Oman keeper Ali Al-Habsi following good linkup with Patino late in the first half. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 award LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Victor Oladipo hits late 3, Pacers beat Bulls in OT

first_imgChicago led 78-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a pair of free throws. LaVine then tied itTRADE FALLOUT: Guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, has not yet joined Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding Bulls. Chicago waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.“What we did last night was consistent with our direction,” Executive Vice President-Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. “Getting the two second-round picks was important to us. We’re going to keep Wayne Selden. He’s a young player and we’ll see what he develops into. It’s a deal we felt we had to make.”Coach Jim Boylen wasn’t yet sure where the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a “big thick dude,“will fit in.YOUTH TO THE FRONT: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie forward, moved into Chicago’s young lineup and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls’ four other starters — Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn — were all first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.ADVERTISEMENT 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 award ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia ″(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play,” Paxson said. “He’ll have to meet the standards Jim (Boylen) and we want, but he’ll get the opportunity.”TIP-INSPacers: C Myles Turner was back in the starting lineup, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose in a collision with Atlanta forward-center John Collins midway through the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner had 20 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots in less than 24 minutes in that game, then needed only a brief medical procedure to fix his nose. “I’m feeling great,” Turner said before Friday’s game. “Excited to get out there.”Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his seventh straight game but might return Sunday when the Bulls host Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. “It does look good,” coach Jim Boylen said, “but I’m not going to bank on it.” … F Jabari Parker entered the game in the first quarter after not playing since Dec. 13 at Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions.UP NEXTPacers: At Toronto on Sunday nightBulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, right, celebrates with guard Tyreke Evans after he made a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during overtime of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers their sixth straight victory, 119-116 over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Oladipo had 36 points and seven rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He hit the first 3 with 17.3 seconds left from outside the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining from almost the same spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIndiana’s Thaddeus Young had 16 points, including several key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter, to help the Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit.Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Delivery driver violently robbed in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance after a delivery driver was robbed and assaulted last weekend.On Sunday, September 11th at around 7:00 pm, police responded to a robbery which involved a delivery driver in the 10700 block of 99th Avenue.The driver was allegedly called to a delivery location and then assaulted by two unknown men. Police say the victim suffered injuries that required him to go to the hospital.- Advertisement -The suspects are described as 2 First Nation men between the ages of 20-30 years old. They fled with the driver’s delivery float and his personal belongings.Police are requesting that anyone that may have witnessed this incident or have any information regarding it, to please call them at 250-787-8100 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

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Real fans rejoice at Bernabeu after European success

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid fans celebrate at the Santiago Bernabeu after the club’s latest Champions League triumph © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 27 – Tens of thousands of Real Madrid supporters erupted in delight at the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium after Saturday’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev.Familiar chants of “Campeones, campeones” rang out at the final whistle after Real fans flocked to the ground to watch the match which was broadcast on eight giant screens at the Bernabeu. “We’re the best club in Europe, we’re the best club in the world, we’re the best club in history, we are Real Madrid!” shouted the stadium announcer, as the Spanish giants won a record-extending 13th European Cup.The club’s “decimotercera” moved them six titles clear of second-placed AC Milan in the competition’s all-time honours list, after lifting the trophy for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons.Frenchman Zinedine Zidane also became the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League crowns, despite having spent less than three years at the helm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! PSG aiming to trump Man United in race for Inter Milan star

first_img Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to gazump Manchester United in their move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.Reports in Italy have suggested that the Croatian winger is all set to join United in a mega-money switch from Serie A.Perisic is said to have already agreed personal terms with the Old Trafford club, who are willing to double his current £50,000-per-week wage.But now, according to Sport Mediaset, PSG are exploring the possibility of a late move to land Perisic.READ MORE: Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic confirms shock switchUnited and Inter are still yet to agree on a fee with the Serie A giants insisting on £44million, while the English side are so far only willing to stretch to £35m.Now PSG believe they may still have a chance of nicking Perisic from under United’s nose by stumping up the asking price.And it just so happens that the French club’s sporting director Antero Henrique is already in Milan on business so is perfectly placed to meet Inter about a deal. 1last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC UNDERAGE GROUPS STAR AT ALL-IRELANDS

first_imgRosses AC NotesWell done to all athletes who took part in the All Ireland underage track and field indoor championships in Athlone last weekend. There were fine performances by Patrick Marry in the High Jump and Emily Croke in the Shot Putt, Emma Maloney, Amy Hanna and Thomas Marry. Track and Field training recommences Monday April 13th in Carrickfinn and Magheragallon at 6pm.Our annual Car wash/ bucket collection takes place this Easter Saturday 4th April at Mc Devitts Annagry from 10.00am – 4.00pm. This is an important fundraiser for Rosses AC and requires participation from our senior athletes and parents alike. A minimum of 4 people per hour is required and a rota will be in place for the day. Text your name and specific time to 083 4665734 asap to secure your requested slot. John Mc Callion, Falcarragh scored another victory in the Rosses AC 5K series in Carrickfinn last Sunday with local lady Fionnuala Diver, Letterlenny AC in 2nd place and Edward Harkin in 3rd place. Pride of place goes to local man Arthur O Donnell who completed the course and Rosses AC would like to thank his supporters in Sharkey’s Bar, Annagry and his friends and staff of Caisleáin Óir, Annagry for their support and sponsorship.We had athletes travel on Saturday morning to the Omagh half marathon with good performances by all.Adult Training sessions continue on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Industrial Estate, lead by Paul McGee. Long run sessions are happening every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore.Date for Diary: The second race in our Spring Series is Sunday 29th March. Open to walkers, joggers and runners. Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. Rosses Athletic Club Membership fees for 2015 are; Child €15, Adult €20, Family €40. Membership forms will be available on facebook page. New members welcome!ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC UNDERAGE GROUPS STAR AT ALL-IRELANDS was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Rosses Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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“IT’S TIME FOR TYRONE TO SLAY THE DONEGAL DRAGON” – KEVIN CASSIDY

first_imgKevin Cassidy believes the current crop of Tyrone stars have to do what Donegal did in 2011 – and that is to slay the dragon that has dominated Ulster football. In 2011, Donegal faced Tyrone in an Ulster SFC semi-final, the odds were stacked against them. Tyrone were an experienced dominant force, that had won numerous Ulster titles and three All-Ireland titles.However, under the tutelage of Jim McGuinness, they made the breakthrough and went on to land their first Ulster title in 19 years.Cassidy said that psychological breakthrough was huge, and Donegal kicked on to win the All-Ireland the following year.Since that semi-final in 2011, Donegal have contested every single Ulster final, winning titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014 – and have been the dominant force in Ulster. Former star Cassidy feels there are many similarities between that Donegal team of 2011 and this current Tyrone team.In his column with the Gaelic Life, Cassidy wrote, “In 2011, we trained like animals all year, and every night at training the word Tyrone would be mentioned at least three times.“Are we training as hard as Tyrone? Can we beat Tyrone? How can we beat Tyrone?“In a way we were obsessed with them, but we had to be to be in with any chance of defeating them.“Tyrone were top dogs at the time, and they had this air of invincibility about them, so once we breached that the sky was the limit for us, which is exactly where that team went in 2012.“This young Tyrone team reminds me of us back then, they are fresh, hungry and probably sick to the teeth of watching Donegal succeed while they sit at home twiddling those thumbs. “Like 2011, the time has now come for them to back up their talk, the Donegal dragon will enter the Clones arena so it’s up to to this young Tyrone team to slay it.“There is very little between the sides, and a lucky bounce of a ball could decide it, but I fancy Donegal to sneak it by two.”“IT’S TIME FOR TYRONE TO SLAY THE DONEGAL DRAGON” – KEVIN CASSIDY was last modified: July 14th, 2016 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:donegalGAAKevin CassidynewsSportTyroneUlster SFC Finallast_img read more