Sergio González, the quarry mirror in which to look

first_imgThe truth is Sergio González had already debuted before with Cádiz and Cervera on the bench. The Carthaginian, who has been on the Tacita de Plata team for seven years, He was the first B player the coach pulled, (with Juanfran Chamizo) in the 2015-16 season, against Jaén, in the last game before playing the promotion phase to Second. Later, in last season, he had minutes in three other games with the first team (two in the League and one in the Cup). This year has been one of its emergence. Sergio has the virtue of versatility and is that he performs both in the center of defense and in the core. The Cádiz quarry has been a good memory for Álvaro Cervera since his arrival in the Cádiz team. From the first year, the coach has set his sights on Team B and has given the alternative to numerous players. This year, two footballers came regularly from the start of the campaign: Javi Navarro and Sergio González. With the departure of the winger to Ponferradina, the defender remained the only regular B player in Álvaro Cervera’s calls, becoming the showcase of the quarry. This season has been the wild card for Cervera against the plague of injuries that plagued the defense and has always counted for the coach in midfield, when Garrido or José Mari were absent. Many times even ahead of first team players. Cervera likes the criteria with which he plays the ball, his pulse does not tremble with the ball at his feet. This course has been called 14 times, being a starter six times and entering four others from the bench. Álvaro Cervera has praised the conditions of the youth squad, whenever he has had occasion: “It’s been very good since I’ve been here and for what I ask you to do it. Sergio deserves that we give him more. If by me it gave him more opportunities and whenever we have needed it, it has met to an exceptional level ”For all these reasons, last January it extended its relationship with Cádiz until June 30, 2023. “I am super grateful everyone who has put their trust in me. It was a dream I had since I came here. I always wanted to continue, and with patience and work, it has come true. I am very happy to be here until 2023 and I hope it will be many more years “, commented the player.last_img read more

Furious Pellegrini slams referee Clattenburg following Man City’s draw at Arsenal

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini may face disciplinary action from the Premier League after laying into referee Mark Clattenburg for his performance in City’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.The Blues took the lead at the Emirates through Sergio Aguero’s first-half strike, but were pegged back after the break when a brilliant team-goal from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez’s volley put the hosts in front.Defender Martin Demichelis eventually rescued a point for City with a late header but Chilean coach Pellegrini was left furious with Clattenburg, believing he got key decisions wrong which cost his side all three points.“I think it was a great game, two very good teams which try to play, both teams are very creative,” said the City boss.“I don’t think we could have any complaints about our team or the way we played, they all played very well. The clear reason we didn’t win is because both goals by Arsenal were very clear fouls.“For their first one there were two or three continuous fouls and their second one Welbeck fouled Kompany in the box when he was about to head the ball away.“Also, Wilshere had two hands on the ball in front of the linesman and it is a clear penalty, but he didn’t whistle.“But those things happen, it was a good point for us against a good team. Maybe today we deserved to win, but in another game we might win when we don’t deserve it.“We must now try to continue playing our way and try to defend the title as far as we can.”Clattenburg was also the man in charge when man City lost in controversial circumstances against Liverpool last season, when Pellegrini felt Reds defender Martin Skrtel handled for the Reds’ second goal.And the Chilean also suggested his side are being unfairly treated by referees and may find their quest to retain the Premier League title more difficult this season as a result.“I think we have very difficult decisions, today was unbelievable,” Pellegrini added.“He [Clattenburg] had a very bad day today in the same way he had a bad day against Liverpool last year.“I’m very worried about the referee today, so in that case it will be twice as difficult for us to retain our title.”last_img read more

‘We don’t have technical quality’: Mourinho admits United problems

first_imgUnited rarely looked like scoring against their out-of-form opponents and were booed off at full-time.It was another blow for Mourinho, who has come under fire after presiding over United’s worst since to a league season for 29 years.Mourinho has feuded with star midfielder Paul Pogba, as well as other members of his squad.And now he has taken a swipe at his back four, which against Valencia featured Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw.“We don’t have the technical quality to build from the back,” Mourinho said.“The players tried. They raised the level of their intensity in spite of the fact we don’t have many with that intensity.“We had probably a couple of the biggest chances to win it but I have accepted the result as a fair result.”Mourinho admitted United had focused on stopping Valencia causing them problems, even though they were at home, because his team are so badly lacking confidence at present.“We tried to do something we did well which was to stop a fast team on the counter attack. We knew we wouldn’t create 20 chances,” he said.“Our attacking players aren’t in their best moments of confidence and individual level. We thought with three or four chances we would score and win the game.“It is a not a bad result. Not a good result, but not bad. We have two matches against Juventus to make points. It is a very difficult group, yes.“We have Newcastle (this weekend) before the league stops, then we have Chelsea and Juventus in three days. It will be good for the team if we can beat Newcastle.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000United manager Mourinho looks on during the opening exchanges of Tuesday night’s game at Old Trafford. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 3 – Jose Mourinho risked causing another rift with his Manchester United stars as he slammed his defence’s lack of “technical quality” after their 0-0 draw with Valencia.The frustrating Champions League clash at Old Trafford means Mourinho’s side have gone four games without a win in all competitions.last_img read more

HE CAUGHT A FISH THIS BIG

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bruner and his fishing buddies were on a 52-foot charter boat with Capt. Robert Hill, about 70miles southwest of this beach city in the Florida Panhandle. The fishermen first noticed the big mako because it kept eating grouper and scamp they had hooked. “It was like `Jaws,”‘ Hill said. Hill hooked a two-foot amberine on as bait and tossed it out. The shark eventually hit it. After the long fight, the shark was gaffed and eventually gave up after its tail was roped. By The Associated Press DESTIN, Fla. – Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead. The fight by Adlee Bruner and friends to pull the 11-foot mako shark onto the boat from the Gulf of Mexico took more than an hour on Saturday. But when they made it back to land, it was a record for the decades-old Destin Fishing Rodeo. “It was tense,” Bruner, 47, said about the fight to land the shark, which has a mouthful of huge, fearsome teeth. “I’ve fished for 40 years. I’ve never seen one that big.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Anna Nicole goes demure for court

first_imgWASHINGTON – Let it be said that at no time during Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing did Anna Nicole Smith run her finger across her chest and, a la her performance at the American Music Awards, ask the nation’s finest legal minds, “Do you like my body?” Neither did the former Playboy Playmate pout, slur or fall asleep. In fact, Smith pulled none of the antics for which she has become notorious as attorneys battled over her right to seek a share of her late husband’s fortune. Instead, Smith dressed in dignified black with sleek black heels, oversize shades and a diamond cross around her neck. She said nothing as she entered the court and little as she left, save for a murmured “Sorry” through pink-frosted lipstick as a reporter tried to ask questions. “I think we had a pretty emotional day,” Smith’s lawyer, Howard K. Stern told the Daily News, putting the kibosh on any suggestion that Smith pause for the cameras. “You’re at the Supreme Court. If you want to see Anna Nicole Smith, I don’t know, watch a porn movie.” The justices, it should be noted, did not gawk at Smith. In fact, they seemed to actually be immersed in the intricacies of Texas probate law in an effort to determine when federal courts may hear claims that involve state probate proceedings. Only Justice Stephen Breyer allowed there might be something juicier to the case. Like, say, the brief marriage of a 26-year-old exotic dancer to an 89-year-old Texas oil tycoon who, upon dying, set off a bitter, decadelong struggle over the estate between widow and unhappy heir. “It’s quite a story,” Breyer said. Smith and J. Howard Marshall III married in 1994. They met three years earlier while Smith was working as a topless dancer in Houston. Marshall had assets estimated at more than $1.6 billion, and his son, E. Pierce Marshall, claims to be the sole heir to the estate. Texas probate courts have ruled in favor of the son, while a federal bankruptcy judge in California ruled in favor of Smith, awarding her $474 million because of claims the younger Marshall “tortiously interfered” with her inheritance with fraud and document-tampering. But another federal judge cut Smith’s award to $88 million. Then an appeals court ruled that Smith was entitled to nothing because federal courts lack jurisdiction in probate disputes. Smith’s lawyer, backed by the Bush administration, argued Tuesday that federal courts do have jurisdiction to consider her claims. The justices, for their part, appeared sympathetic to Smith’s position when G. Eric Brunstad Jr., the lawyer for the son, argued that Smith has no grounds to bring a separate claim in federal court. “That’s just not the way our system works,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Brunstad. “I don’t see your logic,” added Justice David Souter. Breyer noted that J. Howard Marshall’s will was forged, that three pages of his living trust document had been altered after his death, and that the son hired private detectives to keep Smith away from her elderly husband’s death bed. “J. Howard Marshall wanted to give her money and was prevented in about 15 ways,” Breyer said. At that, Smith, sitting in the back of the courtroom, wiped her eyes. Souter then summed up Smith’s case. “I just want some money from this guy. That’s all she’s saying,” Souter said. Still, even if the Supreme Court does overturn the appeals court, Smith might not get the money. In a statement after the argument, Pierce Marshall said “a decision to return the case to the lower courts still leaves us with numerous other grounds.” “If necessary, each of those remaining grounds will be pursued vigorously,” he said. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We just don’t think it’s respectful to the court,” Stern said, shepherding the stripper-turned-reality-TV star to a black SUV where a phalanx of paparazzi descended upon the duo. One camera-wielder even tried to climb into the car as Stern opened the door. For a dry probate issue, the case has drawn extraordinary nationwide interest more for the glitzy and controversial high-profile player involved than for any intricacies of the issue itself. “Wow,” said bystander and D.C. attorney Andrew Adair, who attended Tuesday’s arguments because, he insisted, a friend helped write one of the legal briefs. It certainly wasn’t because he thought he might catch a glimpse of Smith. Really. In fact, Adair said, he felt all the neck-craning inside the chamber among attorneys and tourists was unseemly. last_img read more

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell arrested in Spain

first_img1 Sandro Rosell Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested in Spain as part of a multi-national investigation into alleged money-laundering.In a joint operation, Spain’s national police and civil guard raided several addresses in Andorra and Catalonia, arresting five people, including Rosell and his wife.The 53-year-old businessman was Barcelona’s president between 2010 and 2014, when he resigned following a Spanish court’s decision to investigate the 2013 transfer of Brazilian star Neymar from Santos.This new operation, dubbed ‘Rimet’ after FIFA’s longest-serving president Jules Rimet, is related to the sale of image rights for the Brazilian national team to a company based in Qatar.According to Spanish reports, confirmed to Press Association Sport by Spain’s Ministry of the Interior, 15 million euros (£12.9million) was diverted to a bank in Andorra.In a joint statement, the national police and civil guard said among those arrested were people “allegedly part of a criminal organisation linked to the world of football and the organisation of sporting events”.It is understood the Spanish authorities were acting on information received from the United States-led investigation into corruption in world football which has seen dozens implicated in North, Central and South America.One of those men, Ricardo Teixeira, the former president of the Brazilian FA, was a close associate of Rosell’s when the Spaniard was a senior executive for Nike in Brazil.Teixeira quit sports politics in 2012, citing medical reasons, and has been under investigation by the Brazilian and Spanish authorities ever since. Rosell and Teixeira have always denied any wrongdoing and Barcelona agreed to pay a £4.7million fine for avoiding tax on the Neymar deal in 2016.last_img read more

‘Gordon Taylor is a dinosaur’ – Vinnie Jones joins calls for PFA chief to resign

first_img Gordon Taylor has been urged to stand down as chief exec of the PFA 2 Vinnie Jones has branded Gordon Taylor ‘a DINOSAUR’ and has joined the rabble calling for the 73-year-old to step down as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association.Around 300 former and current players are campaigning for a change of leadership at the top of the union and are calling for the end of Taylor’s 37-year reign in charge. 2 Vinnie Jones has joined the host of former and current players calling for Taylor’s exit after 37 years in charge center_img A large group of influential players have written an open letter demanding Taylor – who was paid £2.2million last year – stands down from his role as chief executive to ‘allow the PFA to modernise and evolve’.Current PFA chairman Ben Purkiss, the 34-year-old Walsall full-back, has called for an independent review of the PFA’s leadership structure, with current players questioning whether the organisation does enough to protect members.MORE: PFA chief Gordon Taylor and Simon Jordan in talkSPORT bust-up over Riyad MahrezAnd former Wimbeldon, Chelsea and Leeds United star Jones has had his say, telling the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Monday: “He’s been there far too long.“He’s on £2million a year and it’s just a joke. I think a younger bloke has to come in now. “This is not before time. He should have gone when that betting scandal came out a few years ago.“For me it’s like a kangaroo court, he’s been running it through fear over these years and he’s had his little soldiers, but it’s modern times now and he’s got to go.“He’s a dinosaur – get out!” “We’re in modern times now and he is a dinosaur… he has got to go!”🗣️ Vinnie Jones didn’t hold back when @SportsBreakfast asked him about The PFA’s Gordon Taylor!Do you agree with Vinnie? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/S2RUIAXZoi— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 19, 2018last_img read more

IRELAND’S BIGGEST CRAFT FAIR IN CO DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgIRELAND’S biggest Art & Craft fair comes to Donegal this weekend – starting tonight (Friday).The Art & Craft on tour exhibition and show will be at the Mount Errigal hotel until Sunday.“We are really looking forward to it,” said Terrie Burton. “There are more than 50 artists and crafts people and Letterkenny is our first stop on a tour of the country.“Entry is free to all and we have long opening hours of Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.“We’d love to see as many people as possible so we invite everyone in Co Donegal to come and join us for a free glass of wine and canapes this evening (Friday) at 6pm and be the first to bag yourself some sensational art!”Prices for art starting at €50 and many crafts at well under that price. Said Terrie: “There is something for everyone and many ideal gifts that you just can’t get anywhere else.”The Mount Errigal is laying on special meal deals throughout the event.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comIRELAND’S BIGGEST CRAFT FAIR IN CO DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:art and craft fairMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Softball Set For Tuesday Doubleheader At UNI In First Of Five MVC Games This Week

first_imgDrake’s offense struggled in the two losses with just one run scored, eight hits while stranding 15 runners. The Bulldogs’ lone run came courtesy of freshman Taryn Pena’s (Columbia, Ill.) solo home run in the sixth inning of the series finale. Following this week, Drake travels to Iowa State on April 26 at 4 p.m. for its final non-conference clash of the season before hosting UNI on April 27 at 6 p.m. in the series finale between the two teams. Print Friendly Version UNI (30-13, 9-5 MVC) and Wichita State (23-18, 9-5 MVC) are tied for second in the league standings behind Drake. The Panthers took two out of three games over the Bulldogs last season while Drake won two of three games over WSU. Drake (24-16, 12-2 MVC) is vying to snap a two-game losing streak Tuesday as the Bulldogs dropped two close contests by scores of 2-0 and 2-1, respectively, to Missouri State this past weekend at Buel Field. The first loss to the Bears was the first MVC defeat for the Bulldogs this season, who started league play 12-0, for the best conference start in program history.center_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team team plays a doubleheader Tuesday at UNI in the first of five Missouri Valley Conference games this week for the team. First pitch for Tuesday’s road doubleheader is set for 4 p.m. Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and senior Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa) each pitched well in the losses as the two combined for 14.0 innings of work and allowed just four runs (three earned) with 22 strikeouts and just three walks. Newman struck out 11 Bears in the series finale and 11 in the first game of the series, a 6-1 Drake victory. She has struck out 10 or more hitters in a game eight times this season and leads the MVC in strikeouts with 201.last_img read more

Volleyball Stays Perfect In The MVC; Defeats Bradley, 3-0

first_img The Valley on ESPN3 Box Score (PDF) Watch Live at University of Evansville 10/6/2017 – 7 p.m. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Preview Live Stats Story Links Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team extended its winning streak to eight matches with a 3-0 win over visiting Bradley, Saturday, Sept. 30, evening at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs also improved to 4-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference to record the program’s best start to league play since 1996.Drake (15-3, 4-0 MVC) won with by scores of 25-19, 27-25, and 25-23. Drake had two players with double-doubles including Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa), who tied with Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) for the team lead in kills with 17 kills. Inderski added 16 digs for her seventh straight double-double while Cheek chipped in 10 digs.”The outsides, Kyla and Cathryn, led the offense and carried the team for much of the match tonight,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “It was huge for them, but for our total offense it wasn’t great, and we needed to find more balance on offense tonight.”Kylee Macke (Altoona, Iowa) was tops in the digs column for Drake with 20 and Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) led the team with 30 assists.Bradley (7-12, 0-5 MVC) was led by Erica Haslag’s 10 kills while Rosado Yavianliz had 21 digs. The loss was the Braves’ fifth-straight to Drake.In the first set, Drake fought off an early push from Bradley with a 6-0 run including three-straight kills from Inderski who had seven in the set to open the match. Drake maintained its lead the rest of the way to win the set 25-19.The second set was much more competitive, coming down to the wire and requiring extra points to determine a winner. Drake won the set, 27-25, by winning the last three points off of two kills from Inderski and the final kill from Cheek. Inderski added another seven kills in the set to bring her total to 14 through two sets.The final set was another tight one with eight ties and four lead changes until Drake pulled away, 25-23. The Bulldogs came out hot, but the Braves answered back to keep the set close. Bradley gained some late momentum and took the lead at 23-21 with a 6-1 run. However, Drake fought back and finished the game on a 4-0 run to close out the set with back-to-back kills from Inderski.”I’m certainly glad we got the win tonight,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “I’m not thrilled with our performance. I felt like we were off and got into a lot of long rallies where we weren’t terminal offensively. It seemed like we were passive early on and we had some miscommunications.”The Bulldogs take their eight-game win streak and perfect Valley record on the road next weekend with matches at Evansville and Indiana State, Oct. 3 and 4, respectively. Both matches will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more