Florentino Perez praised Zidane on winning LaLiga Title


first_imgMADRID: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has hailed his players and coach Zinedine Zidane after they wrapped up the 2019-20LaLiga title.”We really wanted to win this league title and that is what we have done,” Perez told Spanish television network Movistar. “They have all put in enormous performances, especially Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois and Casemiro, while Sergio Ramos is more than a captain. They have all built a brilliant team spirit while Zidane is the architect of this title win as he has put the players to work. We are so pleased.” Earlier, Zidane had stated that he is feeling like the happiest person in the world at the moment. “It’s huge. It’s a constant battle. There are 38 games, and only at the end can you achieve something great like today. I’m extremely thankful to the players, first and foremost, because they’re the ones fighting out on the pitch,” Zidane was quoted as saying at the post-match presser by the club’s official website. “I have my role and I’m with them, but it’s a team effort. This is a huge achievement, it’s incredibly emotional. It’s very tough to win the Spanish league, very tough indeed. “There are people who say that happiness makes no noise, but I’m the happiest person in the world on the inside right now. Many thanks to everyone for the support,” he added. IANS Also Watch: Truck Catches Fire in Nagaon; Locals Suspect Foul Playlast_img read more

Meet the newest Dodgers: Rich Hill


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Background: A fourth-round pick out of the University of Michigan in 2002, Hill made the majors three years later with the Chicago Cubs. He split time as a starter and a reliever in the majors and minors with limited success over the next six seasons before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. By mid-summer 2015, he was out of baseball and signed with the independent Long Island Ducks. Given another chance by the Boston Red Sox last season, Hill has emerged as a quality starter, going 11-4 with a 2.06 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 18 starts over the past year.Scouting report: Hill has one of the best curveballs in baseball, comparing favorably to fellow lefties Clayton Kershaw and Gio Gonzalez, which he throws at a more frequent rate than almost any other pitcher in baseball. That leads to a high strikeout rate (10.66 per nine innings this season). Hill is currently on the DL with persistent blister problems on his pitching hand. Acquired from A’scenter_img LHP RICH HILLAge: 36last_img read more

FEI Inspection: Equestrian Sports have a Future in BiH


first_imgInternational Equestrian Federation (FEI) visited the Alliance of equestrian organizations BiH (SKOFBiH).FEI Inspection was in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim of determining the current state of the development of equestrian sport in BiH, after which SKOFBiH could become a full member of the International Equestrian Federation.The Alliance of Equestrian Organizations BiH and all its members strive to go to the international scene, as announced from SKOFBiH.On this occasion, FEI Inspection identified that equestrian sport in BiH has a future, and that there is a big number of active riders and competitors, clubs with their infrastructure, as well as trained stuff that can improve this sport.FEI also talked with representatives of the Olympic Committee, Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH-sport sector and Veterinary Office.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more

Klopp says Liverpool dragged into a fight


first_img– ‘He probably has season ticket’ –The frustrations provoked Klopp into his argument with a Swansea supporter around the hour mark and he admitted: “He was shouting at me all the time but I reacted. I am a human being, not just a professional manager.“I am sure I am not the first manager who has a problem. He probably has a season ticket.”Klopp added: “Swansea knew that to win today they needed our help and unfortunately we gave it to them.“They did the right things to deserve to win a game like this tonight and we didn’t deserve it.“We could have equalised at the end, but didn’t have that luck.”For new Swans manager Carlos Carvalhal, this was a tactical triumph as he used a five-man defence to deny Liverpool space and then hit them on the break.The Portuguese likes to use seafood metaphors to describe players as either lobsters or sardines, but this time he was borrowing motor racing analogies as he left Liverpool on the hard shoulder.Carvalhal said: “I talked with my players and said this (Liverpool) is a really strong team.“They are like a Formula One car. But at 4:00pm in London it will be difficult to speed, they would be a car like any other.“We needed to make sure there was traffic, we could not let them have open roads to drive in.”Share on: WhatsApp Swansea, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp blamed his players for becoming embroiled in a fight at Swansea City as they lost their unbeaten 18-match run to the Premier League’s bottom club.Liverpool failed to grab a late draw to extend their lead over fifth-placed Tottenham as they lost to a single goal from Alfie Mawson — and Klopp himself clashed verbally with a home supporter.It was Liverpool’s first defeat since October, but the points were priceless for Swansea, who cut the gap between themselves and those above the relegation places to just three points.He said: “I am more frustrated about the performance than the result.“We were just not good enough, especially in the first half. We didn’t play how we wanted to play.“We didn’t keep the right positions we needed to, to cause them problems and didn’t stretch them.“We gave them the opportunity to score and then we did exactly what Swansea wanted.“They didn’t need to play, they needed to fight and we did exactly what they wanted and their confidence grew.”Liverpool missed plenty of opportunities for their normally clinical strikers Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.They also came up against a goalkeeper at the top of his game in Swansea’s Polish number one Lukasz Fabianski.The only goal came against the run of play in the 41st minute when Mawson swept the ball in at corner and Virgil van Dijk had misplaced a header as he tried to clear.It summed up an awkward league debut for Van Dijk, who had previously only played in one FA Cup tie since his record £75 million move from Southampton.last_img read more

The Beautiful Game is back for the fall campaign


first_imgThe fall season runs until October when playoffs conclude the season. Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the unofficial second half of the 2016 season.The association, with more than 950 registered players, hosts House League action Saturday for all ages.last_img

PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $67,117 INTO SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $500,000


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2016)–With a $63.40 winner in the day’s featured Autumn Miss Stakes, nobody correctly tabbed six winner’s in Saturday’s Pick Six at Santa Anita, thus creating a carryover into Sunday of $67,117.  With a nine-race card on tap, it’s expected Sunday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000.With 53 horses eligible to run in Sunday’s Pick Six sequence, players are looking at an average field size of 8.8 runners per race.Santa Anita will offer a nine-race card on Sunday, with the $70,000 Lure Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile on turf, slotted as the eighth race.First race post time is at 12:30 p.m.  The fourth race, leg one in the Pick Six, has an approximate post time of 2 p.m. PDT.Admission gates open on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more