Football News Pep Guardiola’s Mother Dies From Coronavirus At Age Of 82, Confirm Manchester City

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother has died after contracting the novel coronavirus. The club announced her death in a tweet saying: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82 years old.””Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a post on Twitter: “Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with Pep and his family at this overwhelmingly sad time. He and they have the love and support of the entire City family.”Guardiola (49) had last month donated €1m (£918,000 at the time) to aid the fight against coronavirus in Spain. Guardiola, who has also coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich and spent most of his playing career with Barca.Manchester United also sent their condolences on Twitter, “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened to hear this terrible news. We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family. #ACityUnited.”Liverpool FC posted: “Deepest condolences from everybody at Liverpool FC. Our thoughts are with Pep and his family at this time.” (With Agency Inputs) last_img read more

Jones, Smelley reflect on Sugar Bowl

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – Former Alabama players Barrett Jones and Brad Smelley share with Paul Payne their reflections from three years ago when the Crimson Tide last played here with national championship implications. Jones won the Outland Trophy that season and Smelley had a career day in the win over LSU with seven receptions. They are currently teammates with the St. Louis Rams. Their insights give a glimpse from a player’s perspective of the week’s events leading up to the big game.Today is the final practice and last day of preparation. What was that like?Jones: The day before the game was always my biggest film day. I reviewed again all the film I had been watching for the past weeks, and probably watched my favorite game again. I reminded myself of all the calls and checks I had to go over, just kind of got ready mentally, visualizing some of the things in that might happen in the game. I didn’t talk on the phone much to anybody the day before the game. I just got in the mindset to play a football game.Smelley: The final practice before the game is what we liked to call a “perfect Thursday”. A perfect Thursday is fast, efficient, mentally sharp, and mistake free. Basically, what we did was turn our Cadillac into an Aston Martin. We fine tune all the plays that we like going into the game, which is a lot. You can see evidence to that on Coach Kiffin’s call sheet on New Year’s Day.How different was it playing LSU for the second time?Jones: Coach Saban did a great job of making it same as the other game. I remember feeling not nervous at all before the LSU game because we had already played them. That was really different feeling. We were playing for a national championship but had the feeling we knew what to expect. We knew our blocking schemes and what they were going to run so it made the film study much easier. There wasn’t much anxiety and we felt confident even though we had lost to them earlier. We weren’t nervous, but more excited at a chance at redemption.Was there any change to your routine considering the magnitude of the game?Jones: One thing I liked about the way Coach Saban did things before the national championship is that he didn’t really change our routine at all. Our routine was always exactly the same as it was for a normal game. What that kind of said to us was that at the end of the day, this game was going to be about us, about the way we execute That was pretty much his message every time to us. Focus on us doing what we had been taught, us doing the things we had practiced and we’d be all right.Smelley: You don’t want any hiccups on a perfect Thursday. This isn’t the time for any miscommunication or personnel issues. It’s way too late for that. Generally, when we practice well on Thursdays and had energy and focus, we would play with the same tenacity and spunk two days later. It’s really too late in the game to change anything, too. I always told myself, ‘look, you trained for it, you put in the work, now you have to trust it’.Is this year different with the playoff format as preparation?Smelley: I think this game will be looked at no differently than any national championship game of the past, even though it’s not the championship. At Alabama we looked at every game the same. It’s all about the next one, that’s the biggest one. Everyone knows how big this game is. It’s time to bring the ‘A’ game and nothing less. Win or go home. I love the playoff aspect, and the players and coaches I’ve talked to do too. A competitor relishes each and every opportunity to play against the best, and that’s why it’s so much fun to play and be a part of the Alabama program. We get this opportunity every year.last_img read more

Adidas, Nike, and U of Minnesota football

first_img Members 888 Most Boston College replica football jerseys are made by Nike, including the odd Doug Flutie throwback in a style he never wore, even though BC wears Reebok. Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   950 SportsLogos.Net War Eagle, Go Jackets, Go Braves, & To Hell with Georgia. Share this post Link to post Adidas, Nike, and U of Minnesota football Mingjai 950 RamblinGamblinTiger Forums Home Link to post Sports Logos Members Members Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   0 Location:St. Paul | Chicago 11,770 posts Members Share this post Moderators Link to post 950 iowahoo Mingjai 186 Link to post 0 Posted August 11, 2006 This topic is now closed to further replies. 950 iowahoo Carlisle1974 gilsonky Posted August 11, 2006 23 Go To Topic Listing Share this post Members 0 0 0 0 Link to post 0 Location:Racine, WI…where I am very proud of my 0-year NFL career 2 2,008 posts Location:St. Paul | Chicago Posted August 11, 2006 You can add Ohio State to this list too. Share on other sites 0 186 0 Something similar is going on with the Vols. They have Adidas everything but Nike makes t-shirts for them. Posted August 11, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Members Carlisle1974 Location:Ann Arbor, MI Mingjai Share this post Members Favourite Logos:Philadelphia EaglesSeattle MarinersCubs “Cuba” scriptFremantle Dockers Drew22 0 whitedawg22 Sports Logo News Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Share this post Share this post whitedawg22 2,447 posts 23 Link to post Discrim 2,568 posts Discrim 0 Share this post 1,182 888 Share on other sites Share on other sites Memberscenter_img oz615 1 post THey are both on the first link, the Nike one is farther down.I never seen something like that though its odd. 888 Location:Boston, MA slapshot 721 0 Share this post Drew22 This is nothing new,because a couple of years ago i remember an replica Adidas Miami Hurricanes jersey at a Finish Line store.Plus Easybay used to sale replica Nike Nebraska jerseys on their site even though Nebraska is Adidas school. Adidas did some Michigan replicas in the early 2000s as well. It’s not new. The Adidas one is $0.05 cheaper. 0 There have been Auburn replica jerseys by nike for a couple years now- When Russell Athletic was the official jerseys, and even with UnderArmor recieving this contract, I have seen new nike replicas….. Members Members 737 posts Location:Charleston, SC 186 Iowa is a Nike school but Adidas also makes Iowa replicas.Bowling Green is an Adidas school and I can’t get an authentic or replica Adidas BG jersey. Share this post Members 0 Share on other sites 0 0 slapshot oz615 Mingjai Posted August 11, 2006 THey are both on the first link, the Nike one is farther down. You’re right, I just wanted to make sure it was clear that the Nike’s were this year’s replicas. The closest thing I’ve seen to this is when Adidas had a line of throwback jerseys out that included some Nike schools–Adidas made an inaccurate BYU Jim McMahon jersey. But I’ve never seen both companies making in the same year what appears to be replicas of what the team wears on the field. 17,857 posts 721 Link to post 0 721 2 Michigan Dave 2 RamblinGamblinTiger Forums Home Recommended Posts Share this post Link to post 2,568 posts 0 0 Posted August 11, 2006 Michigan Dave Link to post eags. Followers 0 is very bendy…and I need a hug Share this post Posted August 11, 2006 0 Share on other sites 0 gilsonky Share on other sites 0 Adidas, Nike, and U of Minnesota football 950 Posted August 11, 2006 889 posts I just noticed on collegefootball.com that Adidas is making University of Minnesota replica football jerseys this year. LINK. The Gophers have been a Nike school and Nike is also making a replica jersey this year–#89 is this year’s Nike replica. LINK. Anyone know if Minnesota football has jumped to Adidas or is this some sort of wierld licensing scheme? 41 posts Location:The Dirty South 1,182 Posted August 11, 2006 23 950 Posted August 11, 2006 528 posts 0 I’d imagine you can add Wisconsin to that list, as you can get Nike Badgers stuff even though UW teams wear adidas. Location:Michigan Share on other sites All Activity Link to post Medical Crab 13,978 posts 1,182 SportsLogos.Net By Mingjai, August 11, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Sports Logos All Activity 0 Posted August 11, 2006 Posted August 11, 2006 Sports Logo News Adidas, Nike, and U of Minnesota footballlast_img read more

Club considering making approach for Arsenal star, ‘dreaming’ of getting their…

first_imgAksam report Fenerbahce are interested in signing Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil this summer and that the Turkish club are ‘dreaming’ of getting their man. The Turkish newspaper report that due to a lack of playing time under Unai Emery, Ozil is considering leaving Arsenal to make a new start, and Fenerbahce could be an option for the 30 year old.According to Aksam, Ozil’s fiancee Amine Gulse is a huge Fenerbahce fan, and considering the Arsenal playmaker is approaching his 31st birthday, a move to Turkey could be a possibility for him this summer.It’s reported Fenerbahce are ready to do whatever it takes to sign the Arsenal man, but the player would certainly need to take a huge drop in wages if he really wants to join his reported childhood club.Aksam say Arsenal are unlikely to stand in Ozil’s way if he decides to exit the Emirates in the summer.Ozil is under contract at Arsenal until 2021, and it feels like wishful thinking from Turkey.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Man City defender seen as ‘perfect profile’ for rejuvenated squad –…

first_imgWith just three natural centre-backs at Pep Guardiola’s disposal at Manchester City, we doubt they are in the business of selling in that position in the near future. However, that doesn’t stop the Italian press from speculating they could, as Calciomercato.it use the excuse of a meeting between Milan’s Chief Football Officer, Zvonimir Boban, and Jorge Mendes to send Nicolás Otamendi to Italy.While they have no actual information of what was discussed between the two men, they do speculate that ‘a name that could have ended up on the discussion table’ is the Argentine’s.They recall the Manchester City defender was approached by the Italians this summer, and he would represent the ‘perfect profile’ for a rejuvenated Milan in search of experience.There are problems to all this, though, especially when it comes to the player’s wages, although they reckon a ‘long contract could help’.Calciomercato.it do acknowledge this is all an idea, but we felt the need to cover it because you know someone, somewhere, will twist this into something it isn’t, and the snowball effect could spread very quickly.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Indians players, owner meet to discuss potential name change

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News First Published: 22nd July, 2020 07:56 IST Last Updated: 22nd July, 2020 07:56 IST Indians Players, Owner Meet To Discuss Potential Name Change Cleveland’s players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 yearscenter_img COMMENT Cleveland’s players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years.Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled by all involved.“The way the players expressed themselves in a mature manner and in a respectful manner, and the way Paul listened and spoke back to the players,” said Francona, who attended the meeting along with team president Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff. “I was really, really happy and content to just sit there and let them talk back and forth.”Francona stressed that nothing has been resolved over the controversial topic.The franchise recently announced it was in the early stages of meeting with the community and appropriate stakeholders “to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name.”The Indians’ move coincided with the recent decision by Washington’s NFL team to drop the name Redskins, which had been decried as being racist for decades.Cleveland removed its contentious Chief Wahoo logo from its game jerseys and caps. Fans, however, can still buy merchandise bearing the red-faced, toothy mascot that became a symbol of hatred to some and civic pride to others.Francona said the meeting with Dolan was a positive, significant step.”I don’t know that anything was actually resolved and I don’t know if it needed to be,” Francona said. “I just thought it was really good for the players to share their opinions, and let Paul be in the room and hear them and also to share his opinions as an owner.“I think sometimes perspectives can be different and it’s good for everybody to hear that. But I think everybody was so genuinely honest and also respectful in the way they gave their opinions,” he said.Francona, who has been Cleveland’s manager since 2013, was outspoken on the possible name change several weeks ago, saying it was “time to move forward.” He said he didn’t want his stance to have any influence on his players.“I don’t feel like it’s my business to sway our players to feel one way or another about that,” he said. “I just don’t feel right about that.”The possible name change wasn’t the only topic discussed and the team touched on “a little bit of everything” with Dolan, Francona said.During the playing of the national anthem before exhibition games, Cleveland’s players have been standing next to each other in front of their dugout with one had over their hearts and the other on a teammate’s shoulder. They decided to stand and not kneel during the anthem to show unity and as a way of express their support for social justice and reforms.Francona credited Dolan for his willingness to engage with the players.“These things don’t happen everywhere,” he said. “It’s not going to mean that everybody is going to exactly agree or be on the same page. I don’t know that you’re supposed to be all the time. That’s the way our world is. But when everybody listens with respect and talks with respect, I think we have a chance of moving forward with respect.”That’s what we’re trying to do.”Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Sportive pips Ashgold

first_imgTema Real Sportive pipped Ashantigold 2-1 in their Onetouch Premier League match at their adopted home grounds of El-Wak Stadium, Accra on Saturday.The game, which produced great excitement, saw all the goals coming in the first half.The host took the lead on the 19th minute mark through Ali Lukman.The goal was scored through a well taken free-kick by Yunis Kamil which Lukman connected home with Ashgold’s goalkeeper, Michael Addo helpless.The goal gingered up the visitors to pour out fighting.Their effort was rewarded ten minutes later when Shaibu Yakubu wrapped up a brilliant solo move with a fine finish that left Sportive’s keeper John Adjetey gasping for breath. Eleven minutes on, Sportive had their lead restored by Hamza Abdulai when he tore the visitors defence into shreds before squeezing the ball past goalkeeper Addo who struggled all day.Both teams fought to change the results in the second half to no avail until the final whistle.Source: GNAlast_img read more

Russian Ambassador Invited Trump Administration to Syria Peace Talks as US Issued Sanctions

first_imgDefense Intelligence Agency(NEW YORK) — Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. invited the Trump administration to Syrian peace talks during a phone call in December — on the same day the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its hacking during the U.S. election — a Trump spokesperson said Friday.Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak extended the invitation to the talks, which are scheduled for later this month, during a phone call with President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on December 29th, the day the U.S. issued sanctions and expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the country.The Obama administration was unsuccessful in securing a seat in Syria peace negotiations during talks with Russia and other regional powers and has been excluded from the most recent rounds. The next talks about Syria are scheduled for January 23rd in Astana, Kazakhstan, three days after Trump takes office.Spicer initially told reporters the conversation between Flynn and Kislyak only focused on arranging a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump after the Inauguration.“They exchanged logistical information on how to initiate and schedule that call,” Spicer said. “That was it. Plain and simple.”But Spicer later told ABC News the phone call included an invitation from the Russian ambassador to the Syrian peace talks. He emphasized that the topic of U.S. sanctions against Russia did not come up during the conversation.Spicer said that Flynn and Kislyak exchanged text messages greetings on Christmas day. On December 29th, the same day the Obama administration announced its response to Russia’s election-related hacking, Kislyak sent Flynn a text message asking if they could speak by phone. Flynn accepted the invitation, Spicer said. Spicer initially told reporters they spoke on the phone on December 28th, but later told ABC News he misspoke and clarified the call occurred on December 29th.The Russian embassy declined to comment specifically on the call, but confirmed the ambassador will attend Trump’s inauguration.“The Embassy does not comment on multiple contacts, which are carried out on a daily basis with local interlocutors,” a spokesperson for the Russian embassy told ABC News. “According to the practice and protocol rules, foreign ambassadors are invited to the U.S. president’s inauguration. The invitation to the event addressed to Russia’s ambassador Sergey Kislyak was received from the State Department. The ambassador will participate in the event.”The Washington Post previously reported Flynn spoke with Kislyak multiple times on December 29th, the same day the Obama administration formally announced sanctions and kicked 35 Russian diplomats out of the country.The State Department and the White House both agreed Friday that there’s nothing wrong with the incoming administration making contact with diplomats, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he could neither raise an objection to this specific call nor deem it appropriate without knowing exactly what was said.“As a general matter, you know on principle, you can imagine why these kinds of interactions may have taken place, why the incoming national security advisor may have the need to contact the representative of a foreign government based here in Washington D.C.,” Earnest told reporters at the White House briefing Friday. “It depends on what they discussed. It depends on what he said, in terms of whether or not we would have significant objections about those conversations.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Raphael Varane on what Zinedine Zidane has taught him

first_imgRaphael Varane, Real Madrid defender, says he has learned from coach Zinedine Zidane that “a defensive player should play in an attacking way”, because to launch an attack is the best form of keeping danger away from your goal.  CET Upd. at 15:24 Varane added: “He repeats to me that, whoever the opponent, you have to play with the same intention, the same philosophy, always looking forward.” 05/03/2016 “For a start, he explains to you that a defensive player should play offensively, to look forward. The intention should be there from the outset. He made me understand that passing the opposition lines is a protective gesture. You also defend by clearing the danger in a constructive manner,” he told L’Equipe Sport ENlast_img read more

Mum, four kids at 139km/h

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A PAKENHAM mum was caught driving 139km/h with four kids, including her son, in the car during…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img