Atletico Madrid player Saul Niguez has remembered his time spent at Real Madrid’s academy as he looks ahead to this weekend’s Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu. Upd. at 15:00 In an interview with ‘El Mundo’, Saul explains the problems he had as an 11-year-old at Madrid. When asked who had done it – if it was team-mates, or team-mates’ parents – Saul shrugged his shoulders and said he didn’t know. Sport EN “They robbed my boots, food (…) They stopped me from going to Valdebebas for two weeks for things I’d not done. They passed a letter to the manager saying I had written it. I said I’d not done it because I really had not done it.” After leaving Elche for Madrid, he experienced some tough months in the Spanish capital before eventually signing for Atletico as a 12-year-old. Despite that, on a sporting level he does have some good memories: “With Pepe Fernandez, my first manager, I have a friendly relationship. He helped me in my weakest moments.” 26/02/2016 CET “During that year with Madrid I learned many things, I matured a lot. It was a difficult year, because many non-sporting things were happening,” he said.
RELATED STORIES Lenglet happy that unsettling transfer window has finally closed Why did Dembele avoid medical tests over his latest hamstring injury? 05/09/2019 Upd. on 06/09/2019 at 14:06 CEST IN SPORT.ES Wagner Ribeiro avisa sobre el futuro de Neymar: “En el próximo mercado el escenario puede cambiar” “The moment he scores they will forgive him and love him again,” Ribeiro said. “Fans held up a banner asking for him to go, but that’s normal. When you think someone’s leaving, you want them gone.” The agent was making reference to the FIFA clause which allows players to negotiate their exit in certain cases once they have completed a certain amount of their contract. Wagner Ribeiro, Neymar’s former agent, still has a good relationship with the player and the family and doesn’t see any problem with the forward reintegrating with Paris Saint-Germain’s first-team squad. SPORT.es The agent spoke with O Globo and isn’t concerned about what’s happened over the last two months: the saga, Neymar’s silence, Barça’s attempts to sign him and the reaction of PSG’s fans. However, he still believes Neymar could leave PSG as soon as January: “The scenery changes in the next transfer window. From the third year, which is this season, there’s a discount to the amount they pay.”
TWO years on from his 11-length romp in the race, Road To Riches will bid to regain his thetote.com Galway Plate crown from a stone higher in the handicap on July 27. Noel Meade has given his dual Grade 1 winner the go-ahead to contest his first handicap since he won the race in 2014 and reports him to have thrived over the last few weeks. Paddy Power make him an 8-1 chance to win the race for a second time. Road To Riches finished third to Coneygree in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup and filled the same position behind Vautour in the Ryanair Chase at the festival in March. However, he will arrive at Galway on the back of a crashing fall in the Punchestown Gold Cup. Last year’s winner Shanahan’s Turn will also be back to defend his crown and he will be part of a three-pronged attack from the Henry De Bromhead stable with Sadlers Risk and Home Farm set to join him.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Arron Dolan – Craughwell. Being presented by James Burke. Coisté Iomána na nÓg. 1st 2ndPatrick Burke – Oranmore/Maree.Being presented by Kevin Egan, Coisté Iomána na nÓg. 3rdAdam Nolan – Kilnadeema Leitrim.Being presented by John McDonagh. Coisté Iomána na nÓg.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
McNeese RecapMcNeese State 2, LSU 1BATON ROUGE, La. – Marisa Taunton’s RBI single to left centerfield in the top of the seventh proved to be the winning hit in the Cowgirls’ 2-1 win over LSU.The win by McNeese is only the third overall over the Tigers and only the second win in Baton Rouge. McNeese’s other wins over LSU came in a 2-1 nine-inning win in Lake Charles in 2011 and the last win by McNeese in Baton Rouge was a 3-0 win in 2010. The victory extends the Cowgirls’ winning streak to seven games.Taunton’s single scored Kim Kennedy who reached base on a head first slide into first, beating out the throw from second baseman Allison Falcon.“We do a lot of mental training and we prepared for moments like this,” said Taunton.Kennedy moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Lakeyn Fontenot before scoring on Taunton’s hit.McNeese ended the game with four hits and Taunton had two of those hits. Lauren Langner and Kennedy had the other Cowgirl hits.Jamie Allred threw a complete game to improve to 17-5 on the year. Allred gave up five hits, walked three and struck out two. “We never panicked. We believe we can play on the same field as them and there wasn’t any panic in the dugout. We got our base runner, we executed the sacrifice bunt and manufactured the run. I am so proud of these girls,” said head coach Mike Smith.Langner broke up the no-hitter in the first inning with a single to short but was stranded after Ashley Modzelewski flew out to left and Emily Vincent struck out swinging.LSU threatened to score in the second when Kellsi Kloss led the inning off with a double. After a pop out to third by Sandra Simmons and fly out to left by Allison Falcon, Tammy Wray singled to put runners on the corners. A walk by Simmone Heyward loaded the bases but Allred got out of the inning by striking out A.J. Andrews.LSU’s Jacee Blades led the third inning off with a single followed by a single by Sahvanna Jaquishes single that just missed going over the centerfield wall by inches. Bianka Bell drew a walk to load the bases. A catcher’s interference was called on McNeese, advancing the runners and scoring Blades from third for a 1-0 LSU lead. A double play by the Cowgirls ends the inning.McNeese ties the game at one all in the top of the fifth on a bases loaded walk to Langner that scores Katie Roux. Roux reached base after being hit by a pitch. McNeese missed a golden opportunity to score more runs when Modzelewski stuck out to end the inning with bases loaded.McNeese took the lead in the top of the seventh and Allred got LSU to pop out for the first two outs. The game ended when Blades grounded out to third.McNeese will return to Southland Conference action this weekend when they will travel to San Antonio, Texas to face Incarnate Word in a three-game series.“We will enjoy this win for two or however long it takes us to get home then back to work tomorrow preparing for this weekend.
Offensive Player of the Week: Jared Johnson, Sam Houston StateJohnson accounted for 382 yards of total offense and four touchdowns to help Sam Houston State knock off No. 5/4 McNeese State 38-22 and extend its conference home winning streak to 11 games. The sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas (South Grand Prairie H.S.), set the Sam Houston school record with 190 rushing yards by a quarterback, which included touchdown runs of 73 and 67 yards. Johnson also threw for 193 yards with touchdown passes of 22 and nine years. Johnson helped orchestrate scoring drives of 75, 69, 76, 55 and 75 yards to help Sam Houston build a 35-7 lead through three quarters. Defensive Player of the Week: P.J. Hall, Sam Houston StateHall led the Sam Houston State defense with 11 tackles, including five solo, in the Bearkats’ 38-22 upset win against No. 5/4 McNeese State. The freshman from Seguin, Texas (Seguin H.S.), had three tackles for a loss in the win. Hall was an integral part of the Bearkat defense that limited the league’s top-ranked offense in scoring and rushing offense to just 209 rushing yards in the game and only seven points in the first three quarters. Honorable Mention: Imoan Claiborne, Northwestern State; Davin Bovie, Nicholls; Ricky Wyatt, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Ryan Adams, Southeastern Louisiana; Andy Wickman, Northwestern State; Ramon Coto, Jr., UIW; George Odum, Central Arkansas. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State sophomore quarterback Jared Johnson was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The Bearkats swept the weekly awards as freshman defensive end P.J. Hall earned his second defensive player of the week award of the season and sophomore kicker Luc Swimberghe was named the special teams player of the week. Special Teams Player of the Week: Luc Swimberghe, Sam Houston StateSwimberghe kicked a season-best 44-yard field goal and went 5-for-5 in PATs in Sam Houston State’s 38-22 upset win against No. 5/4 McNeese State. The sophomore from Tyler, Texas (Lindale H.S.), kicked his second-longest career field goal with the 44-yarder. Honorable Mention: Gus Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Bryan Bennett, Southeastern Louisiana; Michael Henry, Nicholls. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.
SAN FRANCISCO – An attempt to ban the Blue Angels’ annual aerobatics display over San Francisco during Fleet Week has failed. A Board of Supervisors committee on Monday rejected 2-1 a measure that would have called for a permanent end to the show, which thrills thousands every year but has drawn criticism from anti-war activists and has raised safety questions. Supervisor Chris Daly, who proposed the ban, promised to continue pushing it. Daly noted that 26 crew members have died in incidents since 1946 when the Navy formed the flight demonstration team. In April, a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed during a performance in Beaufort, S.C., killing the pilot, injuring eight people and damaging several homes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Think about what would happen if there was a crash in San Francisco,” he said.
Rangers have been charged on five counts by the SFA for their comments regarding referee Willie Collum.The Ibrox club were critical of the match official’s display in their 2-0 Premiership win over St Mirren, during which winger Daniel Candeias saw red.Candeias received a second booking for what was later clarified as “unsporting behaviour” towards Anton Ferdinand after blowing a kiss in the Buddies defender’s direction whilst celebrating a goal.The Light Blues hit out at Collum in a strongly worded statement, voicing their intent to submit a formal complaint over his display. Manager Steven Gerrard labelled the decision to send off Candeias an “embarrassing” one.Now, the SFA have handed Rangers a notice of complaint, with five charges detailed.These include:Rangers have until December 4 to respond, with a hearing set for December 19.
Donegal’s connections to relatives of beloved classic novelist Jane Austen are set to be included in new local tourism brochures for 2019.Three of Austen’s nieces – Marianne, Louisa and Cassandra Knight – lived in the region in the 1800s and are buried in Letterkenny and Ramelton.Letterkenny’s connection to Jane Austen was a main focus of the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival in 2017 and her niece’s graves are still visited today. Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh raised a motion at the Letterkenny Municipal District meeting this week to propose further promotion of the area’s links to Jane Austen in tourism publications.Cllr Kavanagh also called for signs to be erected in the graveyards to direct visitors to the women’s graves.“There is worldwide interest in Jane Austen and there are societies dedicated to her around the world. I think her links to the area is something that we don’t exploit enough,” Cllr Kavanagh said.Cllr Kavanagh pointed to Buncrana’s ‘Amazing Grace Country’ branding as an example of how cultural connections can be marketed for a region. “I’m not saying that we’d have tourists flocking in their thousands if we promote that Austen’s nieces are buried here, but I think it should be included in tourism guides,” Cllr Kavanagh said.The motion was passed, but not all councillors were on the same page.Cllr Dessie Shiels said connecting Jane Austen to Letterkenny through her family was “scraping the barrel a bit”.He questioned why tourism materials should “promote a deceased author who was never in the town”, adding: “I would like to see what the brochure is going to say before I can support this.”Cllr Shiels said that he has lived in Letterkenny for 42 years and never heard about Austen’s nieces. Cllr Gerry McMonagle, who seconded the motion, called on councillors to look at the spirit of the proposal and recognise that the historical insight could bring more visitors to the town.May, Lou and Cass, as they were known, were the daughters of Jane Austen’s older brother, Edward.In 1834, Cass married Lord George Hill, who owned vast amounts of land in north-west Donegal. They moved to Ballyarr House in Ramelton, and the Georgian estate remains there to this day.Cass died in 1842, shortly after giving birth to their fourth child. Her sister Louise moved to Donegal to bring up the children, and Marianne followed later. The two sisters are buried together in Tully Graveyard near Ballyarr. Cass is buried alongside Lord Hill in the graveyard of Conwal Parish Church at the top of the Church Lane Letterkenny.Novel approach to promote Jane Austen’s links to Donegal was last modified: October 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Cathedral QuarterCllr Jimmy Kavanaghjane austenLetterkenny Municipal Districtnovelist
For the Rapids City TimesWISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced the signing of Odessa College infielders Harry Fullerton and Mason McLenna, both committed to the University of New Mexico.McLennaOriginally from Sydney, Australia, Fullerton hit .361 with a .453 on-base percentage last year as a freshman. In his first year, he also collected 64 RBIs and 23 stolen bases, while slugging .541. Through 28 games this season, Fullerton is off to a strong start batting .412 and slugging .688. The 6-0 righty has 25 RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and 4 home runs. At De La Salle Cronalla High, Fullerton hit .550 and was a two-time Golden Glove Award winner, as well as High School Athlete of the Year.“I can’t wait for the summer. It’s going to be my first summer ball season ever, so it’s going to be an amazing experience for me,” Fullerton said. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to play every day in a high-quality league. Hopefully we can win a championship.”McLenna also had a successful freshman campaign at the plate for Odessa. The right-handed hitter posted 59 RBIs, a .413 on-base percentage, and a .330 batting average. McLenna also had a .887 fielding percentage in 2018. The 6-2 infielder is currently hitting .429 as a sophomore with a .484 on-base percentage and a .675 slugging percentage. McLenna has knocked in 24 runs and stolen 13 bases. The Austin, TX, native attended Hyde Park High School where he was an All-District athlete and helped the team win a district title.Fullerton“I am really looking forward to playing ball with some talented guys in one of the top summer leagues in the country,” McLenna said. “Just receiving the opportunity to play for the Rafters is exciting.”Fullerton and McLenna announced their commitment to play at New Mexico in November 2018 and were a key part of the Wranglers’ 2018 run to the NJCAA Region V Tournament. The pair will spend the summer in Wisconsin Rapids before joining the Lobos for the 2019-2020 school year.