Adam Goodes remembered as one of Sydney Swans’ greatest

first_imgGoodes 35, made a low-key exit from the game he has graced since 1999, announcing his retirement to team-mates in the sheds after Saturday’s semi-final home loss to North Melbourne.He eschewed the fanfare of an emotional public farewell out on the field and the chance to be chaired off the ground, like retiring team-mate Rhyce Shaw.At the end of an epic career and tumultuous season, Goodes leaves the game having chalked up 372 appearances, the eighth highest tally of all time and the most by an indigenous player.He won two premiership and Brownlow Medals, a Rising Star award, made the All-Australian team four times, captained Sydney and the Australian side in the international rules series and was named in the indigenous team of the century.”I think he goes down as probably our greatest Swan,” said former Swans forward Michael O’Loughlin, whose record of 303 games Goodes surpassed in 2012.”Thats no disrespect to anyone who has played for us before, but I think the influence and the winning percentage games that he has been able to play, for the longevity.”Your superstars play for a long time and he’s absolutely one of those without a question.”It was a pretty emotional night.”Sydney coach John Longmire echoed O’Loughlin’s lofty valuation of Goodes.”We’ve had a few great players over the last few years retire, none as great as Goodesy, no disrespect to the others,” Longmire said.”He’s been an absolute icon to this footy club, 18 years, a couple of Brownlows, four All-Australians, he’s been a superstar of the game.”After taking a week off following booing from opposing fans at several away matches, Goodes finished his final season in strong fashion.He was among Sydney’s best players in the back-to-back finals losses which denied him the opportunity to become the first Swan to win three premierships.”The old man finished his season off pretty well over the last month and a half, two months,” O’Loughlin joked.last_img read more

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Coach shows Hunters the way

first_imgHaving already won domestic rugby league competitions in Papua New Guinea and narrowly missing out on reaching an Intrust Super Cup grand final, the man they call the “super coach” of PNG is aiming to lead his Hunters side a step further.”Main thing is discipline and to believe in all the players but we know our boys can do better – will do better,” Marum said.“(It is a) tough season again this year. At the beginning of this year we started winning games and those new players really stood up but now every team sees our game and does their reviews and video analysis on our players.“It’s just tough on us, but we have a good squad.”NATIONAL CALL-UPMarum started playing rugby league in the early 1990s in Port Moresby at the Unagi Rugby League for two seasons and then spent the off-season up at 14 Mile with the settlement boys, just on the outskirts of Port Moresby. Next, he joined Port Moresby Vipers in the semi-professional rugby league competition.Marum recalled: “I joined up with Paga Panthers RLFC at Port Moresby Rugby League from under-17, under-21 and straight to A-Grade before linking up with Port Moresby Vipers till 2000.”He was selected to play for the national team, the Kumuls, and he became the 197th Kumul.The 2000 rugby league World Cup in Wales was hailed a success as the Kumuls did extremely well even though they lost in the quarter-finals.Marum was the vice-captain with Adrian Lam captaining the side. He played four Tests and represented his country in the Prime Minister’s XIII matches.It was in 2001 that he traveled to Rabaul and joined the Agmark Gurias franchise where he spent 13 years.LEADERSHIPHe started as a player, then took up a leadership role as a captain and at one stage he played as a player/coach and captain.He has also won the SP Cup and SP Shield with the club as a player before retiring at the end of 2005 to be a fulltime coach.“I wanted to give young players coming up the chance to play and also my passion to coach made me hang up the boots in ’05,” Marum said.“I was also doing coaching work while playing and leading the boys around for two hours so that made the transition easy.“When I speak everyone listens and supports my leadership from being a captain, and so transformation to coach was good, thanks to the Gurias staff.”FINALS SUCCESSMarum’s tenure as the coach of the Agmark Gurias side was full of success with the team always playing finals football from 2005-2013 and winning the Digicel Cup and the SP Cup premiership in the semi-professional rugby league competition in PNG.He was signed by the PNGRFL to coach the new PNG Hunters in 2014. They missed the finals in their inaugural season but last year they were just a win away from the grand final and they hope to reach the finals this season. (The Hunters were on course to finish the regular season in second place, predicted Tony Webeck, chief Queensland correspondent at NRL.com)BUMPY RIDEMarum spoke of the challenges facing the players.“There are a lot of challenges with their families for the boys and everyone else in camp.“We got ups and downs … but right now we are maintaining our spot in the top six.”Hunters have a bye this week before traveling to Redcliffe to take on the Dolphins at Dolphin Oval.last_img read more

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The glorious month of Atlético

first_imgOn December 11, 2019, that is almost a month ago, Atlético played it against Lokomotiv. The rojiblanco team played a decisive match against the Russian team, which had to give it the qualification for the Champions League round of 16. Simeone’s team won 2-0, with goals from João Félix, penalty kick, and Felipe and the first major goal of the season had been accomplished. A month later Atlético has seen its moment of crisis that is going through in November, is in third position, five points from Barça and Madrid in LaLiga and qualified for the final of the Spanish Super Cup after finally winning the Barça team . A glorious month has put Atlético ready to win everything. In this month Atlético has played five games and won all five. He won the Champions League, and then won the three garters. He did it consecutively to Osasuna, Betis and Levante. It was the second time of the season that he won three LaLiga games in a row. Nine points out of nine that have placed Atlético in third position, tied with Sevilla. And five of the garter head. And finalist of the Supercopa of Spain, winning in a historic match against Barcelona. Real Madrid waits for a new final, this time of the Spanish Super Cup. Atletico has also recovered the goal in this magical month. He scored two goals for Lokomotiv, two others to Osasuna, Betis and Levante. And the three against Barcelona. Curiously, he had only scored three goals twice before. It was against Eibar and against Espanyol. Behind it seems that the scoring drought that the Madrid team had during many phases of the season has passed. This month, in these five games, Atlético has scored eleven goals. Three Morata, three Correa, two Felipe, one Koke, one Saúl and one also João Félix. And what is better, he conceded four goals. Barcelona made two in the semi-final of Supercopa.last_img read more

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On Tuesday, draw of sixteenths with the four of the Supercup

first_imgIn the absence of football deciding who the classifieds are, you cannot clearly establish the bombs that will be at the headquarters of the Royal Spanish Football Federation The next Tuesday. What is known is that will be a draw with conditions and that the best will be measured again with the little ones. In the established bases, it is not clear if those of First Division face those of Second by hierarchical rank or, if on the contrary, clubs of the same category could be crossed without the balls deciding the confrontations by chance. This is presented by the RFEF in an official statement: “In the round of 16, the 28 winning clubs of the previous qualifier will play, plus the 4 of First that will then have already played the Super Cup. In that draw the four First clubs will be matched first with another 4 of Second “B”, Third or Territorial and for the rest, as far as possible, to the remaining clubs of Second “B”, Third or Territorial, with those of First and Second“. The new format of the Copa del Rey is already advancing to what was once the first round. Next Tuesday, from the Luis Aragonés hall of the Soccer City of Las Rozas, the sixteenth round of the competition will be raffled. Again, It will be a single game and will be played at the home of the humblest club or, in case of coincidence, in the field of the one who has left first in the balls. This time there will be news: the four teams of the Spanish Super Cup. The round will be played from next January 22.As the Federation picked up in the competition rules, the four newly incorporated, in addition to enjoying immunity in the first two phases, will also have the privilege of facing the four teams of lower category of the hype. As long as there are, of course, since there is the possibility that the 28 classified of next weekend play in LaLiga Santander or LaLiga SmartBank. In this way, if surprises occur in any of the 28 second round matches, the winners will face each other with Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Atlético de Madrid.last_img read more

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Brazil’s Murilo arrives to reinforce Djukic’s bands

first_imgThe winter market closes, therefore, for Sporting after having moved through the bands. The extremes Isma Cerro and Neftali Manzambi have been assigned to Badajoz and Valencia B, respectively, to make room for Murilo. The salary cap has not allowed the rojiblanca entity to make more incorporations. Sporting has made official the incorporation of the Brazilian Murilo de Souza as the only incorporation in this winter market, which the Gijon club takes for granted with this signing and the departures from Isma Cerro al Badajoz and Neftali Manzambi to Valencia B.Murilo de Souza arrives as a loan from Sporting de Braga, with a purchase option at the end of the season. It’s about a right winger, 25, who can also play on the left and that arrives, therefore, to reinforce the bands of Miroslav Djukic’s team. The Portuguese team paid for this soccer player 400,000 euros to the Brazilian Barra in July 2018, which had already given it to the Madeira National. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 31, 2020last_img read more

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Where does Popeye’s name come from? 88 years of the first comic strip

first_imgThe term comes from the English ‘pop-eye’, which means ‘bulging eye’ The term comes from the English ‘pop-eye’, which means something like ‘bulging eye’, a common term among sailors of the 20s in the United States. He didn’t exactly have the bulging eye, rather he was one-eyed.The character was created by Elzie Crisler Segar. First it appeared in comic strips and then animated series were made for television, movies and even video games. Popeye became such a popular character during the years of the Great Depression that he increased spinach sales by 33% in the United States. They became the third most popular food among children, after ice cream and turkey.I was rubbing a chicken to gain strengthHowever, Popeye has not always been a spinach-born eater. In the first stories of the comic strip, the sailor drew his special powers by rubbing the head of a magical hen named Bernice.There is an urban legend that states that the spinach consumed by Popeye is really a drug, since in the period in which the character was created, the word spinach was used as a nickname for marijuana. In cartoons of the 1960s, Popeye repeatedly aspirates spinach with his pipe. Popeye is a sailor with a peculiar way of speaking and laughing, with highly developed forearm muscles, with anchor tattoos, with a prominent jaw and drawn with a pipe in his mouth. His strange humor is shared in a series of adventures throughout the world in which he has faced various enemies, the best known being Bluto or Brutus. This Tuesday, January 17, 2017, marks the 88th anniversary of the first time Popeye appeared in a comic strip. It was in the Timble Theater King Features Syndicate, in the edition of The New York Evening Journal. And what better way to celebrate this peculiar ‘birthday’ than revealing some curious facts about the sailor? As for example, why is it called Popeye.center_img Popeye graffiti. Image: Pixabaylast_img read more

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Zidane considers various possible scenarios for the pandemic

first_imgThere are other scenarios in which the technical staff can already work after the possibilities are transferred to them. Everyone is more optimistic over time, but what is really important for the coaching staff is when the squad can start working, if it can have a week before the competition resumes, or two. It will be essential for them to know when the Government will lift the Alarm State. It is almost certain that it will remain, at least, until after Easter. Serve this comparison: In the Wuh regionStill, the first day without infection (last Thursday) came after eight weeks of confinement. ANDIn Spain, the contagion curve is more pronounced than in China and Italy, and the State of Alarm decreed that facilitates physical distancing on March 14 …JAVIER SORIANO & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane, this season.JAVIER SORIANO (AFP) In this first scenario in which Zidane works, which is valued as the most feasible, The workload of this express preseason to be carried out would be moderate to avoid risk of injury in the matches, which will have to be played so often (every 48 hours). It would be a kind of NBA model in which you play a lot and hardly train. The technical body Real Madrid is busy these days in find the strategy suitable for trying to keep the squad in top shape when the season resumes, should this ever happen. The club’s leaders have already transferred to Zidane the different scenarios that LaLiga proposes for the return of the matches. There is two key dates that will allow us to know the terms of this anomalous situation in the Madrid region, according to the mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida. The first is March 25 or 26 “when it will be known if the contagion curve is flattened a little with respect to the measurements that have been taken ”. The other is the April 15, “to see if the number of people discharged is higher than the number of people who are infected.” But, obviously, football will have to adapt to government measures.No one escapes, and neither does Zidane, who Given the situation, the most feasible is that, if the competition resumes, it is done on the deadline that would allow the domestic championships and the Champions to finish before June 30. For this, the League would have to resume around the 15 th of May. This is the main scenario in which Zidane works. Between May 15 and June 30 the 11 days would have to be disputed remaining from LaLiga and the Champions League qualifiers until the final. That would even require that they dispute games every 48 hours.center_img LaLiga calculates that the clubs have 28 percent of their contracts for television rights left to them, that is to say, 550 millions of euros. At stake is also the money that enters through ticket offices and fertilizers. They want to finish the competitions. That is why there is another scenario in which it works, the worst of all, and that is that UEFA and FIFA process an emergency measure so that the contracts of the players can end a few days later on June 30, as well as the contracts of the loaned players, and that the Champions, the Europa League and the domestic Leagues may end in the first fortnight of July… With the panorama so uncertain, Zidane try together Bettoni and the physical trainer Gregory Dupont, they prepare all the epossible scenarios.last_img read more

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The 6 names that Mourinho shuffles to relaunch Tottenham

first_imgThe chosen ones would be Atal (Nice), Jamal Lewis (Norwich), Sabitzer (RB Leizpig) and two LaLiga players, Eder Militao (Real Madrid) and Geoffrey Kondogbia, Valencia midfielder. According to the market value of each player calculated by the specialized website Transfermarkt, Militao and Sabitzer would be the most expensive players with 40 each, followed by Kondogbia with 28 million and Atal by 25. Jamal Lewis, side of the canaries, would not reach fifteen million.After being runners-up in Europe last season, Tottenham is living a fateful campaign in which Pochettino was replaced by Jose Mourinho after the team’s poor results, which a plague of injuries from its best players have complicated the task for the Portuguese of return it to the top of the ranking. The Spurs stayed in eighth place before the stoppage of the competition for the coronavirus, four points behind Manchester United, which marks the European zone. In the Champions League, they lost to RB Leizpig in the round of 16. “All the Leipzig substitutes would play for my team,” he assured the team of a Sabitzer who was a starter and now Mourinho wants to take north London along with five other signings. Mourinho is already preparing with Tottenham an operation valued at 145 million euros to change the spine of a Tottenham runner-up in Europe which shows signs of exhaustion after several years improving records season after season.According to Sky Sports, the Portuguese coach wants to make six signings to change his defense and strengthen midfield, confident that his forward is well covered with two top players such as Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, who are currently injured. last_img read more

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English Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 1GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: STANISLAS 2nd; KING 54th. UNITED: FELLAINI 24th.A week after toppling reigning Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea, newly promoted Bournemouth shocked Manchester United. After David de Gea was beaten from a corner by Junior Stanislas, United equalised via Marouane Fellaini. The visitors faded after the break and could not fight back after Joshua King fired in from Matt Ritchie’s set piece.CRYSTAL PALACE 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0GOAL:- PALACE: CABAYE 38th.Crystal Palace moved up to sixth in the Barclays Premier League thanks to a Yohan Cabaye winner. The hosts fully deserved their first Barclays Premier League win over Southampton, a victory that also extended Palace’s unbeaten run to three league games. Yannick Bolasie’s cross allowed the unmarked Cabaye to tap home from six yards late in the first half.MANCHESTER CITY 2 SWANSEA CITY 1GOALS:- CITY: BONY 26th; IHEANACHO 90th. SWANSEA: GOMIS 90th.Manchester City went top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury-time deflection. City, beaten at Stoke a week ago, struggled against managerless Swansea, who sacked Garry Monk on Wednesday. And after Wilfried Bony lost Ashley Williams to score against his former club, Bafetimbi Gomis’ late equaliser looked like it would earn a point – before Iheanacho’s lucky strike.NORWICH CITY 1 EVERTON 1GOALS:- NORWICH: HOOLAHAN 47th. EVERTON: LUKAKU 15th.Romelu Lukaku scored for the sixth successive time in the Barclays Premier League, but Norwich produced a battling second-half display to hold Everton to their third straight Premier League draw. Lukaku scored with a header from Gerard Deulofeu’s excellent cross. Wes Hoolahan levelled for Norwich from close range before Cameron Jerome missed a great chance for the hosts.SUNDERLAND 0 WATFORD 1GOAL:- WATFORD: IGHALO 4th.Watford claimed their third successive win through Odion Ighalo’s early goal to leave Sunderland in the relegation zone. Ighalo and Black Cats defender Sebastian Coates met Allan Nyom’s low cross at the near post and diverted the ball past Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland took time to find a response but dominated the second half.WEST HAM UNITED 0 STOKE CITY 0These teams drew for the third Barclays Premier League game in a row at the Boleyn Ground. Marco van Ginkel, brought in for the injured Xherdan Shaqiri, had Stoke’s best chance in the first half but he put wide from close range. West Ham enjoyed more action in front of goal but they were denied time after time by Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.last_img read more

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IOC: ‘No evidence’ of bribery for 2016, ’20 Games

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has seen “no evidence” so far to support allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2016 and 2020 Games, an IOC spokesman said yesterday. The IOC said it has applied to be a party to the investigation by French authorities into corruption in track and field that could spread to possible bribery in Olympic bidding. The IOC said it was in “close contact” with French prosecutors, who have been investigating bribery and money-laundering involving doping cover-ups at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The Guardian newspaper reported yesterday that the prosecutors have widened the probe to include the bidding for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, which were awarded to Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. “The IOC has been in close contact with the French prosecutors since the beginning of this investigation last year,” the Olympic body said in a statement. “The IOC’s chief ethics and compliance officer had already asked for the IOC to be fully informed in a timely manner of all issues that may refer to Olympic matters and has already applied to become a party to the investigations led by the French judicial authorities.” IOC spokesman Mark Adams, speaking to reporters, said no proof of any Olympic wrongdoing had been uncovered to date. “At the moment, there is no evidence,” he said. “We have the structure in place. We have an independent ethics commission. But so far there is no evidence. When we get evidence, we have shown we will act on it. “It is any easy thing to talk about, but no one has any evidence,” Adams added. “There is nothing that has been put forward to us. At the moment, there is nothing to act on.” The Guardian reported in January that it had seen leaked e-mails linking the son of former IAAF President Lamine Diack to alleged “parcels” to be delivered to six IOC members during the bidding for the 2016 Games. The British newspaper said the e-mails were sent by Papa Massata Diack to a Qatari business executive in May 2008. The Qatari capital, Doha, was bidding for the 2016 Olympics at the time. The Guardian said the email suggested that six people, referred to by their initials which corresponded with six IOC members at the time, requested “to have their parcels delivered through Special Adviser in Monaco”. The paper said the “special adviser” was believed to be Lamine Diack, who was then an IOC member. The Guardian said it wasn’t known whether any “parcels” were sent. In any case, a month after the email was sent, Doha failed to make the list of finalists in the 2016 bidding. Papa Massata Diack was banned for life by the IAAF ethics commission in January for corruption and cover-up allegations linked to Russian doping. He has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Papa Massata Diack is also wanted for questioning by prosecutors in France. Interpol has issued a wanted notice for him to face corruption charges in France. The elder Diack, who headed the IAAF for 16 years until he stepped down in August, is accused by French prosecutors of pocketing more than 1 million euros ($1.1 million) from bribes in exchange for covering up doping cases, mainly involving Russian athletes. Lamine Diack resigned as an honorary IOC member in November, a day after he was provisionally suspended by the IOC executive board. He served as a full IOC member for 15 years until 2014.last_img read more

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