Simeone: “Valverde won the final”

first_imgWe have played in three days to play against two of the best in the world, we compete well. Two Champions League finals, Spanish Super Cup … We have won three and lost three, we never lost in the 90 minutes. It is a place of departure, to think that if we follow the plan, we are competitive. Sometimes it is time to celebrate and other times to prepare to continue working.What did he say to Valverde?The most important play, probably to follow would be goal … He told him that he did what he had to do at that time. Now we will see how many matches are penalized.What do you think of the reception of the Saudis?Grateful Against Barcelona they swelled 45,000 against us and today there were 40,000 against us, all dressed in white. Proud of how my team behaved.Differences with the match against Barcelona.We were better in the competition, in this match we alternated the occasions, there were several very good Courtois saves. Valverde’s decision was fair for his team but it deprived us of a goal chance that the game could have decided.The team faced the two greats.The two are very complicated, they are always high in the Champions League, the League, the Super Cup … to win you have to overcome them and this time it could not be. Sensations: “The team has competed, we have faced the two best teams in the world, together with Liverpool, Bayern … and this leads us to continue working to continue improving.”Did Atlético minimize Madrid?: “We have had situations to be able to score, especially in the last minutes, such as Correa and Morata. We compete better against Madrid than against Barça.”Atlético, better in the final minutes: “It can be, but it only counts who wins.”Angry with Valverde ?: “The prize for the best player in the tournament also has a point on that play. Valverde won the final.”The Argentine coach, at a press conference:What face do you have left? Simeone appeared in the flash interview of #Vamos to explain his impressions after losing the Super Cup final against Madrid on penalties.last_img read more

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Padres’ Sledge anxious

first_imgSledge, who said he’s down from 210 pounds last season to 195, is slotted to take over in left field after Dave Roberts signed an $18 million, three-year deal with San Francisco. There also has been talk that Sledge would take over the leadoff spot, but he said he hasn’t talked to club officials about it. But he knows he can’t fully replace Roberts. “That’s the thing,” Sledge said. “I know I can’t be him in the sense that he can steal 50 bases every year. He’s part of the last of a dying breed of leadoff hitters. I feel I can bring a little more power if they wanted me to be a leadoff hitter.” Sledge came to the Padres along with right-hander Chris Young and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in a trade with Texas before last season. He hit .229 with two homers in 38 games in 2006. PEORIA, Ariz. – Padres left fielder Terrmel Sledge reported to camp on Saturday, four days early and 15 pounds lighter. Sledge arrived at Peoria Sports Complex and was met by a dozen pitchers and catchers just returning from a running session. Position players report on Wednesday with the first workout slated for Friday. Sledge said he lost weight by altering his diet at the end of last season, mainly by cutting out desserts and fried foods. “I’ve always been in pretty good shape,” Sledge said. “But it will take a toll on you over 162 games. I’m not a health nut, but I’m leaning toward that way. I feel a lot more energetic.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Brown reprises an old role

first_imgBynum made all three shots he took, but threw away two passes in the post and was called for traveling. Jackson removed Bynum after watching the 19-year-old give Steve Nash room to shoot coming off a pick-and-roll. “He’s going to contribute,” Jackson added of Bynum. “He’s still going to play half the game or so for us.” Bynum did have one of the best games of his young career against Minnesota, the Lakers’ next opponent on their four-game road trip. Pippen pursuit: The prospect of a season-ending injury to Lamar Odom seemingly would increase the Lakers’ interest in signing Scottie Pippen, who wants to make a comeback at age 41. Jackson said he talked last week to Pippen about his plans. PHOENIX – Not even 2 1/2 minutes into the third quarter of Sunday’s game, Lakers coach Phil Jackson had seen enough to make a switch. He brought Kwame Brown in for Andrew Bynum, then went on to play Brown the bulk of the second half. Brown finished with six points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes in his second game back from an ankle injury. He played nearly 19 minutes in the second half, with Jackson saying afterward that Brown “looks like he’s getting back and ready.” Brown reprised his role from last season’s playoffs, when he was the “Inside Man” in the Lakers’ game plan against the Suns. Yet Jackson wasn’t ready to commit to the anticipated change of starting Brown and bringing Bynum off the bench. “He looked all right to me,” Jackson said of Brown. “That’s the best front against a guy like (Amare) Stoudemire with his quickness and his power. It’s just going to depend on the opponents and what type of game we’re going to have.” center_img “I did get in touch with Scottie,” Jackson said, “but it was just kind of preliminary talk about how he’s doing, where he’s at and how he feels.” Pippen, who last played for Chicago in the 2003-04 season, has said he would like to play for a championship contender. The Lakers, sixth in the Western Conference standings and facing an uncertain future without Odom, might not fit the bill. “He kind of talked about the parameters of what he can do and what he thinks he can do to help,” Jackson said. “I wanted to know his conditioning.” Jackson said the Lakers would wait to see what comes out of Odom’s and Luke Walton’s respective visits to the doctor today before determining whether to pursue Pippen. The Lakers would have to release a player to add Pippen to the roster. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Everton and West Ham target Yacine Brahimi to leave Porto?

first_img1 Porto are finally ready to cash in on West Ham and Everton target Yacine Brahimi this summer.According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Porto need to raise money in order to stay in line with Financial Fair Play and believe selling Brahimi can help them do so.The Algeria international has a £52.5million release clause at the club, but it has been suggested that they would be ready to do business for less than that.And this news could be good for both West Ham and Everton, who are in the market for forwards this summer and have expressed an interest in Brahimi in the past.The Paris-born forward has been monitored by both clubs over the past season, during which he scored six times in 22 top-flight appearances. Porto are ready to cash in on Yacine Brahimi this summer last_img read more

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PIX: PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: It sure was a busy weekend and club officials were extended throughout.Highlights included medal success for the younger set in Templemore, schools success for Shaun Woods and John Kellly in Tailteann Games hence international selection (both are students at Royal and Prior), relay gold under 23, silver for Noel Collins in steeple with James Speight bronze junior steeple.Again Dempsey McGuigan had collected bronze AAA champs Bedford Saturday and jumped on a plane to Dublin being involved in a really exciting record breaking competition hammer in Tullamore. It all began Friday evening in Aghyaran with the 5k and despite being seriously rained on close to 200 turned out Teresa McGloin winning the women’s event and David Wilson the men’s race and a great night had by all which is no surprise in this most hospitable of venues.Schools is a vital competition as a gauge and the Raphoe school pair of Shaun Woods 51.00 400m got him up for 2nd spot, a personal best, an Irish spot in the 400m and 4 x 4 and needless to remark coach Bernie Alcorn was delighted.John Kelly chasing 15m his seasonal target with the 5kg ball got out to 46.59m and will hit the mark in due course. It was sufficient now to be included in international team and he medalled in javelin at 46m plus needed 50m to improve the colour of the medal.In recent times Valley athletes that gained schools selection included Pauric McLaughlin, Ian Ward and the late Shane Bonner. Tullamore Sunday continued to be a hive of activity.Noel Collins 9.23 in steeple for silver not able to maintain momentum over last 6oom with Flynn which will dissapoint the dedicated man that he is.In the junior equivalent James Speight Irish senior schools steeple champion finished 3rd 10.09.Later in the day the 4 x 4 lads Collins ,O Connor ,Bonner and Hoye struck gold 4 x 4 great exciting race involving Leevale.Finally from this meet Dempsey in hammer and he led through 3 rounds 65.43 then went over the european q mark once again recording 66.71 close to his Irish record with Barry on 66.43m but a massive 68m plus from Barry ended the story but it has to be underlined that this by any standards is quality throwing from both these lads. An enjoyable day in sunny conditions and Valley team leaders on the day Mark Connolly and Kieran Carlin delighted with the contribution of the lads.Neil Martin now will lead the Irish junior team to Tallinn next month and with Mark English a 800m winner here having completed his Leaving Cert exams he will have a strong Donegal interest and we wish him success.Saturday Templemore ,Co. Tipperary an enthusiastic group of our younger set – 11 in total – travelled with their parents to whom we are most grateful and 9 came back up the road having medalled and when you are 10 years old you can understand exactly how excited they were.Top of the list Aine Kerr, St Bridgets NS and Sinead Gallagher, St Marys Stranorlar NS won the long jump. Lauren Callaghan and Daniella Jansen both Dromore N S silver in the 60m team as is the case at this age level and then later in the evening joined with classmates from the Killygordon school Lauren Lafferty and Aine Wilkinson and Sessiaghoneill NS Caitlin Mc Gonagle to medal in relay.Dromore N S were again in the frame when Zoe Kelly was fastest 600m winning her race and in the team joined by Lauren Mc Daid St Muras to collect medals.Ann Marie Mc Geehin closely involved with this group was walking tall and of course the hard work put in over many months by Christine Feely paid off.A memorable few days for this talented group!Finally a big thank you to all the support people who contributed in every which way to enabling a busy schedule happen.Check out www.kcathletics.com for comprehensive photo coverage of Aghyaran and Tullamore great coverage the best in the land from Kieran.PIX: PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: June 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:PIX: PATSY McGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORTlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENFIN V MAC CUMHAILLS

first_imgFrank McGlynn will be back in club action this weekend when Glenfin host Mac Cumhaills in the Donegal SFC.Glenfin host local rivals Mac Cumhaills in a mouth-watering clash in the Donegal SFC on Saturday evening.Matches between the two are always closely fought due to the fierce rivalry that exists between the two clubs.Both sides play in Division Two and have enjoyed fairly decent seasons thus far. There’s not much to choose between the sides and it should be a very close game on Saturday.With the game being a senior championship fixture the game takes on added pressure for both.Mac Cumhaills will look to Darren O’Leary and Marty Reilly to fire them to success over Glenfin.O’Leary is a handful on the edge of the square and is a big presence for Mac Cumhaills, he’ll have to be closely monitored by the Glenfin rearguard. While O’Reilly a member of the Donegal senior panel this season offers a menacing threat with his runs from deep.Glenfin will look to Frank McGlynn for inspiration and he will drive on his side from centre-half back.Former county star Stephen McDermott will also be a pivotal player alongside Kevin McGlynn for Glenfin on Saturday evening.It’s going to be a very close match and it’s difficult to pick a winner between either.VERDICT – DRAW DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: GLENFIN V MAC CUMHAILLS was last modified: September 26th, 2014 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:Donegal SFC PreviewGAAglenfinMac CumhaillsnewsSportlast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: STRESS AND WEIGHT GAIN

first_imgStress is something that we all have in our lives.Every day we deal with stress on some level. Sometimes our stress is obvious to us; sometimes we may not even realise that we are stressed.The last 3 weeks have probably been some of the most stressful that I have put in, in a long time. My long term goal of opening my own gym has suddenly been turned into an immediate necessity due to circumstances beyond my control.I have spent the last 3 weeks on the phone and in meetings with equipment and flooring suppliers, banks and getting everything sorted with the leasing of the unit which will become the home of Rushe Fitness in the next few weeks.As exciting as this is for me, it has not been a fun experience.If you have ever started up a business you will understand the logistics that go into it on a personal and a financial level. My sleep suffered, my training suffered, my nutrition suffered and an ulcer that I have not had any problems with for 20 years decided to rear its ugly head again and left me chewing on Gaviscon.Thankfully, everything is almost in place and I am looking forward to opening the doors of Rushe Fitness.Weight gain is something that your calorie intake will predominantly determine.Stress however can also have an impact on your weight due to a hormone called Cortisol.MayoClinic.com explains that cortisol is the body’s main stress hormone, released into your body when your brain perceives a situation as threatening. In theory, cortisol helps your body fight off or flee from danger; but in reality, most people don’t face mortal danger in their daily lives.Even so, your body can misinterpret daily stressors as sources of true danger, and release cortisol into your bloodstream in response.According to MayoClinic.com, if your life remains constantly stressful, your stress response can “go haywire,” leading to chronically elevated cortisol levels.Researchers from Columbia University explain that high cortisol levels can cause increased appetite, and also promotes excess fat storage in the abdominal area. Cortisol has also been found to encourage the eating of sugar and fatty foods due to the influencing of the hypothalamus, which governs appetite.Prolonged elevation in cortisol also has effects on muscle gain due to cortisol inhibiting protein synthesis, promoting protein breakdown, as well as countering the effects of other anabolic hormones, testosterone in particular.Cortisol also makes your brain less sensitive to the effects of leptin, a protein produced by fatty tissue which is believed to regulate fat storage in the body, blunting its satiating signal.This can leave you feeling more hungry than normal and can influence your eating choices.Stress levels can be raised by something as simple as driving to work.According to research funded by Audi, driving in chaotic urban traffic can be nearly as stressful for some people as skydiving.Add onto this too much caffeine/sugar in your diet and a stressful job and you have the perfect cortisol cocktail.So, what can we do to reduce this?The Mayo Clinic suggests that to prevent weight gain during stress and reduce the risk of obesity, get a handle on your stress.When you feel less stressed and more in control of your life, you may find it easier to stick to healthy eating and exercise habits.Here are a few tips from them also.Before eating, ask yourself why you’re eating — are you truly hungry or do you feel stressed or anxious?Identify your comfort foods and keep them out of your home or office.Practice relaxation skills, such as yoga, stretching, massage, deep breathing or meditation.Engage in regular physical activity or exercise.Get adequate sleep.Get encouragement from supportive friends and family.Stress is something that we will all face at some stage or another, knowing how to deal with it can make all the difference in your mental and physical health.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or The Better Bodies Challenge, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: STRESS AND WEIGHT GAIN was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 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:donegalemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

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Prep Athletes of the week 10/03/05

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Age: 17 Hobby: Hanging out with friends Favorite movie: Blazing Saddles Favorite musical artist: The Blood Favorite athlete: LenDale White Ben Rodriguez School: Glendora Sport: Football Year: Senior center_img Favorite food: Mexican Numbers: Rodriguez scored all three of Glendora’s touchdowns in a 21-7 win over Capistrano Valley. Rodriguez rushed for 167 yards on 17 carries as his team improved to 3-1. Grace Urane School: St. Lucy’s Sport: Volleyball Year: Senior Age: 17 Hobby: Reading Favorite movie: The Italian Job Favorite musical artist: Third Day Favorite athlete: Paul Urane Favorite food: Chips and salsa Numbers: Urane powered the Regents to wins over CIF-ranked teams South Hills and Bonita. She had a combined 76 assists, six kills, two blocks and two aces in the two nonleague games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Men’s Tennis Squares Off Against Denver and UC Santa Barbara This Weekend

first_imgThe Bulldogs will begin conference play on Saturday, April 8 when they host Southern Illinois and Illinois State.  Print Friendly Version Denver has a 7-9 record and has won its last two matches, defeating UNLV and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last weekend. James Yannik leads the Pioneers with a 11-4 record and is on a five-match winning streak. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team travels to Denver for a pair of matches this weekend as the Bulldogs square off against the Denver Pioneers on Friday and the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday. UCSB will travel to Boise State on Thursday before taking on the Bulldogs on Saturday. The Gauchos enter the weekend with a 9-5 record and beat Princeton, 6-1, in their last time out on March 26. The Bulldogs are 12-9 this season and have won three of their last four matches. Vinny Gillespie earned his fifth MVC Athlete of the Week honor early this week after going a combined 4-0 last week. He began his week with a near perfect performance as he cruised past Nebraska’s 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles on March 22. Then at No. 18 Cornell, Gillespie extended his winning streak to five-matches with a 6-0, 6-1 trouncing of David Volfson, but the Bulldogs ultimately fell to the Big Red 4-3 on March 25. In doubles, Gillespie and Tom Hands secured the doubles point for Drake against Nebraska and Cornell and have improved to 7-0 this season together.last_img read more

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JUDGE RECOMMENDS TWO MEN INVOLVED IN HUGE CANNABIS OPERATION LEAVE COUNTRY

first_imgA Judge has recommended that two Chinese men involved in one of Ireland’s biggest-ever cannabis growhouse operations leave Ireland.The two men, Gou Quing Zhou (38) and Zhen Hua Zhong (28) were caught by Gardai who raided a massive disused furniture warehouse in Malin in October 2012.Garda search teams uncovered €1.6M worth of cannabis at various stage of growth including 18kgms of vaccum-packed cannabis. The two accused appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday (TUES) after pleading guilty to the offences.The court heard how Garda were tipped off about the operation after a member of the public noticed a large amount of heat coming from the 10,000 sq ft building.When Gardai raided the premises, they found the premises had ben divided into various rooms and an elaborate cannabis-growing operation.As well as heating lamps, there was equipment used to hydrate the plants as well as a packing operation.A fridge, two laptop computers as well as various food was also found in the warehouse.When arrested the two accused admitted their parts in the operation.Garda Jason Conroy said the ESB supply had been bypassed and there was a very strong smell of cannabis in the building.Garda Conroy said both men were very honest and co-operative and he thought they were ‘mules’ in the operation.Barristers for both men said their clients were paid very little money for their work and their culpability was at the lower end of the scale.Judge John O’Hagan said he appreciated both men were ‘victims’ in one sense but he said they knew well what they were doing.He said people had their own opinion on cannabis but the reality was that young people acted in a way outside discos that they would not normally do having consumed the drug and alcohol.“It’s a nasty business and it brings about nasty things,” said Judge O’Hagan.He added thatHe sentenced Zhong to 26 months in prison but backdated the sentence until when he was first put in custody on October 10th, 2012.Judge O’Hagan said the second accused, Mr Zhou, had a larger involvement as he had been caught pruning and cutting the plants.He sentenced him to 30 months in prison but also backdated the sentence to October 10th, 2012.He also advised both men to leave Ireland.JUDGE RECOMMENDS TWO MEN INVOLVED IN HUGE CANNABIS OPERATION LEAVE COUNTRY was last modified: December 16th, 2014 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:cannabiscourtdonegalguiltyJUdge John O’HaganMalinlast_img read more

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