ACU Becomes First No. 8 Seed to Advance to Southland Championship

first_imgSet TwoFor the second-straight set, it was the hands of Mueller that ended it as the freshman provided the kill to win the set 27-25 for ACU. The Wildcats lost a 15-14 lead midway through the set, playing catch up the rest of the way until McNeil sent a kill to regain the lead at 26-25. ACU added another four blocks to its name with setter Kendall Bosse garnering one block solo and two block assists. Wooten put up another impressive set for the Huskies, two kills shy of claiming a double-double in the set alone, downing eight and digging 10. HBU’s Madison O’Brien also posted 10 digs while Bailey Banks claimed six kills for a Huskies’ offense that hit .204.VB: #8 seed @ACU_Volleyball rallies back to win 2nd set 27-25 over @HBU_Volleyball. Now 2-0 Wildcats, one set win away from spot in final. pic.twitter.com/RmsZFnhvFV— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2017 After becoming the first eight-seed in conference history to defeat a No. 1 seed, the Wildcats are heading to the Southland championship in Corpus Christi, Texas, following a four-set win over No. 4 Houston Baptist (26-24, 27-15, 19-25, 25-23) on Saturday in the first semifinal of the day. This is the Wildcats’ first conference tournament championship in their first season eligible for Southland postseason since transitioning to Division I. Set FourIt seemed as if the match was going to five sets as HBU took at 20-17 lead into the last stretch of the match, but ACU rallied three straight points to make it 20-20 and force a Huskies’ timeout. It was tied at 23-23 when Mueller delivered her 10th kill of the match before a handling error on O’Brien finished the set for the Wildcats. ACU had hit just .042 for the set but were able to post four blocks for the set to end the match with 13 team blocks. The Huskies had a .020 attack percentage with Banks leading the way with four to her name.VB: @ACU_Volleyball punches its ticket to the championship final. The #8 seed tops HBU 3-1. #GoWildcats #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/oYPCAgTgj3— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2017 ACU’s junior outside hitter Jacey Smith and freshman outside hitter Katelyn Mueller each claimed a double-double in the Wildcats second Southland tournament win. Smith hit .271 with 20 kills to go alongside her 10 digs. Mueller had 15 digs with 10 kills as sophomore libero Amanda Chapa led the Wildcat defense with 31 digs. Senior setter Kendall Bosse marshalled an ACU attack that hit .170 for the match, assisting on 43 kills. The Wildcats will battle for the championship against the winner of No. 2 Central Arkansas and No. 3 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. on ESPN3. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – No. 8 Abilene Christian continues its Southland Conference historic run in tournament play. Set ThreeTied at 19-19, HBU rallied off six consecutive points to take the 25-19 and extend the match. The Huskies had its best hitting of the day with a .256 clip behind Gillard’s four kills on five attacks and Banks’ four kills on 10 attacks, but it was their defense that proved to be the difference maker as the team produced six blocks and kept ACU to a match-low .106 hitting percentage. Banks also added seven digs in the set. Smith had six kills on 15 attacks for the Wildcats.VB: @HBU_Volleyball still alive. Kill by Banks ends 3rd set, 25-19 HBU over @ACU_Volleyball. Now 2-1 ACU. Watch https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt. pic.twitter.com/KQYksewRFt— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2017 Set OneDown 24-23 in the first set, ACU’s Katelyn Mueller delivered the final three points for the Wildcats to go up 1-0 in the match, putting away back-to-back kills – her first two of the match – before going up on a block solo to end it. The set was close early with the teams tying eight times in the first 19 points before the Wildcats started pulling away, leading as most as 17-12 when HBU called its second timeout. The ACU defense combined for four blocks early on with Lorin McNeil and Corinne Grandcolas pairing for three of those. The Wildcats hit .293 for the set with Jacey Smith leading the way with five kills and Lauren Walker and McNeil each notching four kills on six total attacks. Wooten led all players with seven digs and had the most kills for the Huskies with four.VB: 26-24 @ACU_Volleyball tops @HBU_Volleyball in opening set of semifinal. Mueller block ends it. Watch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt. pic.twitter.com/95vRuhiBar— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2017 For the second time this tournament, HBU’s senior outside hitters Jessica Wooten and Bailey Banks led the team with double-doubles as Wooten had a team-leading 30 digs to go along with her 15 kills while Banks notched a team-best 16 kills on top of her 22 digs. The pair each had one block solo and three block assists as the Huskies ended the match with 14 blocks. Junior setter Madison O’Brien recorded 52 assist on the Huskies’ 61 kills.last_img read more

Fleming Named 2019 Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award Winner

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Longtime college athletics media relations administrator Lance Fleming of Abilene Christian University has been named the recipient of the Southland Conference’s 2019 Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award. The announcement was made Monday by Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, who will present the award to Fleming during the league’s annual Football Media Day luncheon Thursday in Houston.Fleming retired following the 2018-19 season after more than 20 years on the Wildcats’ staff. A native of Abilene, he graduated from ACU in 1992 and was a copy editor, sportswriter and news writer for both the Abilene Reporter-News and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal before returning to ACU in 1998. During his tenure, he chronicled hundreds of conference championships, dozens of NCAA Division II national titles and a successful transition to Division I that included last season’s chance to go “dancing” as both men’s and women’s basketball teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament.According to colleague Chris Macaluso, “The daily professional challenges Fleming encountered becameinconsequential in 2010 when his son, Rex, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and began a two-year fight against cancer that he lost in 2012 at age 10. Rex told his parents prior to his first cancer surgery, ‘I’ll live to tell the story,’ and this fit perfectly within his father’s abilities as a sports information director. At his core, Fleming is a gifted and compassionate storyteller. He is kind and generous with his time, as he wants both current and former ACU coaches and studentathletes to feel pride in their participation as Wildcats.”Fleming went back to work after Rex’s funeral doing just that and, additionally, he and his wife, Jill, honored their son as co-founders of the Play 4 Rex (P4X) Foundation. The Flemings and their organization have held numerous fundraisers, raising more than $500,000 since 2013 and making gifts of more than $400,000 to help other children and families affected by pediatric cancer.”Lance Fleming has provided Abilene Christian athletics, the Southland Conference and the NCAA with expertcommunications work throughout his career, and it’s very appropriate to honor his career with the Bonnette Award,” Burnett said. “Lance’s efforts emulate the dedicated hard work of the previous award winners, as he tirelessly promoted the annual accomplishments of the ACU Wildcats, their coaches and student-athletes during his tenure. We are honored to add Lance’s name to this prestigious group of Bonnette Award recipients.”Fleming has been an active member of CoSIDA, NACDA, the Football Writers Association of America, the Basketball Writers Association of America, and the National Collegiate Baseball Association. He will continue to be active with his alma mater as he moves into a new role as Director of Communications for the Abilene Independent School District.”I am truly humbled to receive such a significant award, especially one named after a man that everyone in ourprofession – and especially in our league – has respected so much for so long,” Fleming said. “I’m so proud to have spent 21 years of my life in collegiate athletics, and blessed that all of them were spent at a place I dearly love: Abilene Christian University. The last six years of my collegiate athletics career were equal parts challenging and thrilling as we made the move to NCAA Division I affiliation and back to the conference that Abilene Christian helped to found in 1963.”When we made them move in 2013, I was fortunate to find a group of people in the sports information field who took me in, showed me the ropes and befriended me as if I’d been part of the league for a number of years,” Fleming said.”Folks like Steve East (Central Arkansas), Doug Ireland (Northwestern State), Matthew Bonnette and Pam LaFosse (McNeese), James Dixon (Lamar), Paul Ridings (Sam Houston State) and others made the transition to the next level enjoyable from a personal and professional standpoint. We’ve had some great times over the years, and even though I’m no longer part of ACU Athletics on a daily basis, I look forward to those relationships throughout the league continuing.”The accolade, named after longtime McNeese sports information director Louis Bonnette, is presented annually to an individual that has made outstanding contributions in the field of sports information, print journalism, broadcasting or other media focused on the Southland Conference and/or its member institutions. The Southland’s sports information directors, athletic directors and other university personnel, and outside media executives nominate individuals for the award, and the sports information directors make the final selection.Fleming is the eighth recipient of the award. Previous winners include: Former sports editor and columnist for the Log Cabin Democrat newspaper (Conway, Ark.) David MCollum (2018); former Lamar play-by-play voice and TV personality Dave Hofferth (2017); Northwestern State Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director Doug Ireland (2016); former Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches, Texas) Sports Editor Kevin Gore (2015); retired Sam Houston State Sports Information Director Paul Ridings (2014); southeast Texas sports journalist and retired Lamar Sports Information Director Rush Wood (2013).Louis Bonnette was the first honoree in 2012. Bonnette enjoyed a storied career as the first McNeese SID, holding the position for 46 years. As SID, he boasted a national record of 516 consecutive Cowboy football games worked. He was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor in 2007 and the College Sports Information Directors of AmericaHall of Fame in 2009.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019

first_imgBAFFERT-SMITH SPLIT ON McKINZIE IS JUST BUSINESS D’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN CITY OF HOPE CALLAGHAN MULLS BREEDERS’ CUP FOR SQUARE DEAL MANDELLA EYES EMERALD CITY WITH OMAHA BEACH MANDELLA EXCITED ABOUT RETURN OF OMAHA BEACHSaturday marks the second time Richard Mandella embarks down the Yellow Brick Road with Omaha Beach.This time, he hopes to reach the Emerald City.He never got there on May 4, when the pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby missed the classic due to an entrapped epiglottis which ultimately required surgery. The son of War Front has not raced since, but is scheduled to return in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event.The race will be decided at six furlongs, a distance in which Omaha Beach will be making his debut, having last raced at a mile and an eighth on April 13, capturing the Grade I Arkansas Derby on a sloppy track.“I’m excited,” trainer Richard Mandella said at his barn early Thursday morning about the widely anticipated comeback of Omaha Beach. “I’m not sure if he’s quick enough to beat some of the top sprinters in there, but he sure acts like he could.“We’re anxious to see how it goes, but the main thing is getting him back to the races. We’ll see what might be next after we run. I’ll tell you after we get a race into him.”The “top sprinter” is Shancelot, a front-running son of Shanghai Bobby trained by Jorge Navarro. Winner of three of his four starts, the three-year-old colt drew the advantageous outside post in a field of six and is Jon White’s 4-5 morning line favorite.The Sprint Championship, race nine of 10 with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: $6,000 supplemental nominee One Flew South, Evin Roman, 30-1; Omaha Beach, Mike Smith, 8-5; Shancelot, Emisael Jaramillo, 4-5; Flagstaff, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; California Street, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; and Horse Greedy, Martin Pedroza, 15-1.THREE STAKES FEATURED ON SATURDAY’S NBC SPORTSSaturday’s NBC Sports Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series will present expanded coverage to include the Grade III LA Woman Stakes (scheduled post time 2:33 p.m. PT) incorporated into the regularly scheduled America’s Day at the Races Show.America’s Day at the Races (4 to 5 p.m. PT) will cover the Santa Anita Sprint Championship with Laffit Pincay III and Gary Stevens in studio and Michelle Yu reporting.D’AMATO GOES FOR ONE-TWO PUNCH IN CITY OF HOPEPhil D’Amato, who sent out Cleopatra’s Strike and Acclimate to run one-two in last Saturday’s John Henry Turf Championship, hopes for a repeat result with Andesh and Prince Carl in this Saturday’s Grade II City of Hope Mile on turf, which drew 11 entrants.Andesh, an Irish-bred gelding, won an overnight race at Del Mar last out despite being squeezed at the start of the one-mile grass test.Prince Earl, a four-year-old California-bred gelding, rallied from sixth in a field of 10 to win the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on Aug. 18.“He got squeezed out of it pretty good,” D’Amato said of Andesh. “He was running that day first time as a gelding, and we thought that would help him. He’s come back really good.“Prince Earl hasn’t missed a beat, either. He’s been training heads-up with my other Grade I winner, Bowie’s Hero, and I look forward to another solid performance.”The City of Hope, race eight: Ohio, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 12-1; Synchrony, Joe Talamo, 5-1; True Valour, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Restrainedvengence, Martin Garcia, 15-1; Big Score, Mike Smith, 10-1; Catapult, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; River Boyne, Ruben Fuentes, 4-1; Kingly, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Prince Earl, Geovanni Franco, 7-2; Andesh, Abel Cedillo, 20-1; and Bolo, Tyler Baze, 6-1.BAFFERT’S DECISION TO CHANGE RIDERS IS ‘BUSINESS’When it comes to man and horse, Bob Baffert taking Mike Smith off of McKinzie doesn’t measure up to, say, Cervantes removing Don Quixote from Rocinante, but relatively speaking, it is memorable in racing.It wasn’t personal. As they said in “The Godfather,” it’s business.Baffert and Smith, both Hall of Fame members, have enjoyed a long and successful relationship, most significantly in 2018 when they joined forces for Justify’s Triple Crown sweep and Horse of the Year title.But after Smith finished second aboard odds-on favorite McKinzie in last Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes, Baffert later said he was making a change in riders on McKinzie for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.“Mike wanted to talk to me after the race, but I told him to come to the barn,” Baffert said Thursday morning following a bullet six furlong breeze by Roadster (1:13 flat). “That’s when I told him I wanted to make a switch.“I respect Mike and he’s my friend, but I’m entitled to change my mind. McKinzie is not a difficult horse to ride and my whole focus right now is to get him really right.”TRAINER HAS OPTIONS FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD SQUARE EDDIE COLTSquare Deal makes his grass debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Speakeasy Stakes for two-year-olds at five furlongs on turf, giving the winner a fees-paid berth to the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.A California-bred son of Square Eddie owned by Arnold Zetcher and Qatar Racing Limited, Square Eddie won his last two starts in restricted stakes on dirt against Cal-breds, the Graduation and the Im Smokin.“The Square Eddies do really well on the turf sprinting,” allowed trainer Simon Callaghan. “We felt like we needed a race between now for either the Breeders’ Cup or the Golden State Juvenile ($200,000 on dirt at seven furlongs for Cal-breds also on Nov. 1).“But if he were to run well Sunday, we’d run him in the Breeders’ Cup.”FINISH LINES: Congratulations to Huey Barnes, who celebrates his 86th birthday today. In his 40th year as an assistant starter, Barnes came from New York to California in 1954 with his late friend, Eugene (Snake) McDaniel, grooming and exercising horses for Charlie Whittingham. “I’m hanging in there,” said the charismatic and colorful Barnes, who will have dinner tonight with his family, which includes his wife, three sons and a daughter . . . Paradise Woods came out of her impressive victory in Sunday’s Zenyatta Stakes and will train up to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, trainer John Shirreffs said . . . With five wins through the first three racing days, including four graded stakes, Abel Cedillo has made an immediate impact with fans and horsemen alike at Santa Anita. “People notice him,” agent Tom Knust said. “Trainers have been calling even though the condition book had my wrong phone number, so that didn’t help. Seriously, he works hard. He worked horses at San Luis Rey last week and was out here at 5:30 this morning. He’ll work seven, eight horses every morning, so it’s paid off so far.” . . . A special edition of America’s Day at the Races airs Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. PT on FS2 featuring coverage of the City of Hope Mile (race eight) and the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship (race nine). Earlier in the day, on the 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT edition of ADR, the Grade III LA Woman (race five) will be shown from Santa Anita with Michelle Yu reporting . . . Mario Gutierrez, who rode One East Bro in last Saturday’s third race, has been suspended four days (Oct. 13, 14, 15 and 19) for careless riding, his second offense in the last 60 days.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:All-Star Stronach 5 Ticket for October 4th, 2019XBTV Thursday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 3rd, 2019FEATURES:Quick Questions With Trainer Eoin Harty: Part 1 of 2WORK OUTS:Anuket (Baffert) 10/02/19Bolo (City of Hope Mile) (Gaines) 10/02/19Shancelot (SA Sprint) (Navarro) 9/29/19Andesh (Outside), Prince Earl (Middle) and Bowies Hero (Inside) (D’Amato) 09/16/19Neptune’s Storm (Outside) and Via Egnatia (Baltas) 9/29/19Omaha Beach (Outside) and Magic Rate (Mandella) 9/27/19Map Maker (Inside) and Technicolor (Baffert) 9/27/17Campaign (Sadler) 9/27/19last_img read more

‘Cherry’ ripe for captaincy

first_imgIt looked as though youngster Jake Trbojevic would assume the role on a permanent basis having already filled in at times in 2016 while Lyon was out injured. But Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett opted for the more experienced Daly Cherry-Evans; a move that has been emphatically backed by his teammates. Prop forward Brenton Lawrence – who is a member of Manly’s leadership group – told NRL.com the halfback’s elevation to skipper made perfect sense given what he had already achieved at the club, as well as the fact he was locked in for life after signing an eight-year deal in 2015. “He’s got a great head on his shoulders and a big, strong neck to support that head,” Lawrence joked. “He’s an exceptional talent and I’m glad that he’s the captain because he’s going to be around at our club for a long while. “I think with Blake Green coming in to join him in the halves, it gives him more opportunity to balance both the captaincy as well as being the halfback of the side, which are two rather large responsibilities. “He leads by example, but when it’s time to say something he’ll say the right things. He’s played Origin, he’s played for Australia and he’s won a grand final and is still relatively young. He brings that experience that a lot of people don’t have, and it’s something for the younger guys to aspire to.”Cherry-Evans will receive plenty of support from his leadership group, especially Trbojevic who was named as his deputy for 2017. The 22-year-old is seen as the future of the club, along with his brother Tom, and gained valuable experience in the captaincy role throughout 2016.Lawrence said he was impressed with how his teammate had matured over the past 12 months, paying special tribute to the swagger he brought back after his time with the Kangaroos on the Four Nations trip at the end of last season.    “Jake is going to be at the club for a long time and I think that having positive people like Daly and Nate Myles and a few others is going to help Jake over the long run,” he said. “Jake came back from the Kangaroos tour a different man. He picked up a lot of experience and learnt a lot from some of the greats over there. That trip was good for Jake and I’d like to see him around more representative teams for the benefit of our team.”last_img read more

Uni defeats Lasalians 20-6

first_imgUniversity proved too strong, defeating Lasalians 20-6 in round five of the Capital Rugby Union competition B Grade division today in Port Moresby.The Uni Piggies, who are currently fourth on the points ladder, were on fire in the first half, scoring two tries but  unsuccessful  with conversions.Piggies’ first try came 10 minutes into the game through Willie Tepa who scored a corner try following quick passes and great footwork displayed by the forward pack.The Piggies backline was strong throughout the entire first half, preventing Lasalians, who currently sit ninth on the points ladder, from scoring.They scored again 15 minutes later from a great run away try through Kenneth Vagi taking the score up by another five points while Lasallians struggled to score as they trailed terribly at half time 10-0.Lasalians came firing back in the second half but not enough to taste victory after they scored only one try through Curtis Yagas, followed by a successful conversion from Dickson Watt Jr taking the score to 10-6.Piggies continued to score in the last 20 minutes of the game with two more tries from Elias Misi and Koneva Levi as they settled on 20-6 at full time.In other results, Brothers defeated Crusaders 15-13, Wanderers thrashed Spartens 41-0 and North Harbor Vikings defeated Southern Chiefs 14-5.last_img read more

Successful year for Barras and Lewas

first_imgThe Barramundis started the year with a hard fought defeat in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) and T20 International Series to Ireland, before defeating Kenya at home in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL).Then they travelled to Australia to compete in the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) Premier League where they finished a very respectable third place on 34 points with four wins, three draws and one loss.The Barramundis continued their winning ways defeating Namibia in the ICUP and WCL matches at home, to propel them into top place in the WCLC and fourth place in the ICUP after four rounds. The Barramundis finished the year with a 2-1 defeat in a One Day International (ODI) Series in Hong Kong. “The Barramundis went from strength to strength this year and they have a wonderful opportunity to finish in the top four of both the ICUP and WCL next year.“Credit must go to the High Performance Department, led by Rarua Dikana and Head Coach, Dipak Patel, coaches and the players for their hard work and professionalism this year.“Already, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis have a busy 2017 Schedule, with matches against Australian State Teams, Scotland, Hong Kong, Scotland, UAE and possibly English County Teams and International 2nd XI Teams planned,” said Campbell.The Lewas also had a very successful year, winning the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s Trophy in Samoa without losing a single match.This victory meant that they qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka in February, 2017. “The Lewas improved outstandingly in 2016, with a larger pool of female players vying for selection in the national team from all parts of PNG.“There is a great opportunity for the girls to show their skills against some of the best women cricketers in Sri Lanka next year, but also qualify for an ICC World Cup for the first time.“Rodney Maha (Coach) and Cathryn Fitzpatrick (Consultant Coach) must be given a lot of credit to grooming these women into international cricketers.“There is still a lot of work to be done both on and off the field but we are on the right track,” said Campbell.last_img read more

Ajax’s first kit, in 1900, was black

first_imgAjax was founded on March 18, 1900. That Ajax originally wore a completely black uniform (T-shirt, pants and socks) with a red band tied at the waist of the players. The band was a complement, was not part of the shirt but the official kit. A short time later, that uniform was replaced by a red and white striped t-shirt with black pants, which are the three colors of the Amsterdam flag. The White T-shirt with a vertical strip toncha of Red color has always identified to Ajax, being one of the clothes most appreciated by football fans for their singularity, beyond the prestigious history that the club has won throughout its successful chronology. However, the most fans He doesn’t know that Ajax didn’t always dress like that. Moreover, this is the third different kit that has looked along his story. With that rojiblanca shirt he played for years until, in 1911, Ajax achieved promotion to Primera. Then he saw forced to change it because the Roterdam Sparta, the oldest club in the country (1888), dressed exactly same, colors that it still maintains today. As at that time did not exist the Second equipment for home games, according to the regulations the most recent club in the highest category should change the uniform. Thus, the new Ajax uniform chosen for the obligation of having to leave his was the current: white t-shirt with red stripe wide on chest and back with white pants.last_img read more

Van Dijk explodes against those who think they threw the FA Cup: “That’s stupid”

first_imgAnd that bad streak has caused them to win over the team, which they have come to face that they don’t want to win competitions like the FA Cup to be fresh in other tournaments. And Van Dijk has not bit his tongue, responding to anyone who thinks that, as he collects Mirror: “That’s stupid. We want to win in every competition. We show it against Chelsea with the alignment and energy we put in. We try to do everything we can to win.” Virgil van Dijk is probably the best defense in the world right now. The Dutch defense of Liverpoolchampion of Europe, he is having a great season with his club, but in recent weeks there have been potholes along the way. They were undefeated in the Premier League and since February 18 they have won three losses in four games, (1-0 in the Champions League against Atlético de Madrid, 2-0 in the Premier League against Watford and 2-0 against Chelsea in the FA Cup). 4 Premier League* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 However, he regrets that after such a good campaign people have lost their patience so quickly for three bad results: “In life there are people who are never satisfied. They are always looking for negative things. Either you continue with that negative spirit or you focus on the good things. I prefer to focus on the good things.”The central is convinced that they will achieve the objectives that have been set, but took the opportunity to ironize about the Premier League, which will hardly escape their hands, since they have a large advantage over the Manchester City: “We are in a very good situation. Close to what we all hope to achieve. Let’s go for it. Let’s focus only on the Premier League, because it is very small, huh?”last_img read more

Hazard’s stitches removed

first_imgHazard, as this newspaper reported, He is at his house in Madrid. When the club announced the quarantine to its employees for the positive of a player of the basketball section, the attacker had already returned from Dallas. Thus, will carry out its rehabilitation in Spain. Like the rest of his colleagues, he has a specific plan for isolation and will have the advice and care of the entity’s physicians instantly. The COVID-19 stoppage in soccer has saved Hazard time. Instead of missing games, he will be burning stages in his recovery. The initial withdrawal period was estimated at between two and three months, so the club awaits you back this year for the competition … if it returns. Good news for Real Madrid in the midst of a health crisis due to the coronavirus. TO Eden Hazard, operated on the 5th day of a fissure in the right distal fibula, the stitches have already been removed, as reported by the journalist Arancha Rodríguez (COPE).The medical services of the white club have been able to verify that the state of the area in which the intervention was carried out is very good. This represents an important advance in the evolution of the Belgian player, since the first two weeks after going through the operating room are decisive to limit your recovery period.last_img read more

Granada players follow a nutritional plan to maintain muscle mass

first_img“We have established nutrition guidelines depending on when each player trains to receive a protein intake. The idea is to reduce the intake of carbohydrates, which tend to accumulate, produce fats and, therefore, alter body composition of the players, “he added.The Galician rojiblanco insisted that the final goal is that, “as soon as normality can be returned to and return to training, the muscle mass will be as deteriorated as possible” also bearing in mind that “an intense process of competition awaits them” “when the alarm state ends.Arroyo believes that this nutritional plan will also serve each footballer to “try to stimulate their immune system, so that their defense system is as strong as possible.”In this sense, he added, it promotes “the intake of protein after exercise” and the consumption of “everything that stimulates the immune system” such as “foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E or some algae” with which this is achieved. objective.The Granada doctor recalled that there are “many cases of people who have been detained for many years and have managed to make their confinements periods of reflection and improvement”, so he sees it possible to get out of it “even in better conditions than a person had before it. “ The Granada squad follows a nutritional plan designed by its medical services during this period of confinement in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic, in order to prevent the loss of muscle mass of its players and stimulate their immune system while LaLiga Santander resumes.Dr. Manuel Arroyo, one of the members of the Granada club’s medical services, explained that this specific plan goes hand in hand with the physical exercises carried out by each footballer at home and consists of “nutritional recommendations according to the type of training that is done every day. ““The main objective is that there is no loss of muscle mass in the players, which is what we know scientifically that occurs in this type of situation,” said the doctor of the Atletico team in statements provided by the club.He warned that “regular movements, walks or training in the field involve a great deal of physical activity, but beating all the time at home the body suffers despite working also at home.”last_img read more