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HIT THE ROAD ALL BUSINESS IN WINNING $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA

first_imgHIT THE ROAD ALL BUSINESS IN WINNING $100,000 ZUMA BEACH STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY BLACKER, HE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:34.33ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Although he encountered some early traffic trouble, trainer Dan Blacker’s Hit the Road settled nicely and unfurled an impressive turn of foot through the lane to draw off to a 2 ¼ length tally in Sunday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt got a flat mile on turf in 1:34.33.Breaking from post position three in a field of seven juvenile colts and geldings, Hit the Road was making his first start since breaking his maiden in similar fashion at one mile on turf July 28 at Del Mar.“This was my first time on this horse and he showed me a lot,” said Espinoza, who got the mount due to the fact Joe Talamo was away to ride in New York today.  “The favorite (Encoder) came out on me going into the first turn, so I had to take him back, and we ended up last around the first turn.  I was really impressed with how he handled it, because when I asked him to pick it up, he was very strong.  He’s got a long stride and he covers a lot of ground.  That was impressive.”Off at 7-1 in his third career start, Hit the Road, who is out of the U S Ranger mare Highway Mary, paid $16.60, $8.40 and $5.00.Owned by D K Racing, LLC, Radley Equine, Inc., Taste of Victory Stables and Rick Gold, Hit the Road bagged $60,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $96,951.“He got sick the day we were going to run him at Del Mar (explaining his absence since July 28),” said Blacker.  “But he had been working well and we expected a big performance. Victor rode him awesome.  He did a great job, I’m just so thrilled for the owners for giving me a chance with a horse like this…”When asked if the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Nov. 1 was an option, Blacker said, “I hope so, if he gets in. When we bought him, we knew he had a grass pedigree and hopefully would run well on turf, but you never know until they do it.”Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Doug O’Neill, War Beast led throughout, but was no match for the winner late, finishing second by a neck over Billy Batts.  Off at 17-1, War Beast paid $16.20 and $8.00.The second choice at 7-2 with Tiago Pereira, Billy Batts finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Encoder and paid $4.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.21, 46.81, 1:10.65 and 1:22.78.last_img read more

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Footie fans will have to pay for games on Sky & BT but some will be free

first_img12CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.Premier League football back ‘within weeks’ with all games live on TV for free as grounds stay shut Name* Email* 12FANS will still need Sky or BT packages for matches that had been scheduled for pay TV when the Premier League returns — but many of the other games may be screened for free.Just over half of the top-flight fixtures still to be played will be televised by the two broadcasters. They paid a total of £421million to show them.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates12 Just over half of the top-flight fixtures still to be played will be televised by Sky and BTCredit: AFP or licensors12But some or even all of the remaining matches could be shown for free on either channel.With all matches having to be played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus crisis, that would allow ticket-holders to still get to see their teams.Last night a TV executive close to talks between the Government, Prem chiefs and broadcasters said: “Sky and BT are not going to give up their rights to games for free.“They are businesses after all — and that would be madness.“But other games that were not planned for the TV are now likely to be shown.”RETURN WILL NEED TO SEE PLUNGING DEATH RATESThe Sun revealed yesterday how ministers were looking at ways of allowing top sports to return within weeks to give bored Brits a much-needed lift.Strict criteria would have to be met — including the country seeing plunging death and infection rates, while the sports ensured all those involved remained safe.The plans, dubbed Project Restart, would see fixtures such as Manchester City v Liverpool — which was due to be shown on Sky on April 5 — being screened on a subscription channel.But other clashes such as Crystal Palace v Burnley — which was not due to be televised — could now be screened free.Such games are likely to be filmed by Sky and BT crews and shown on their free-to-air channels, online and via apps.Sky has two free channels on Freeview — Pick and Challenge — and both Sky and BT have popular apps that work on smart TVs, tablets and phones. Any restart could be a month away or more, since football bosses have to work out how to stage the games and players will need at least two weeks of training.But recovering PM Boris Johnson is said to see sport’s return as critical to boosting morale.A decision could be announced as early as May 7 — the date of the Government’s next lockdown review.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers. The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM. No matter how little you can spare, please donate today here: www.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal.Officials are also keeping a close eye on Germany, where a provisional return date for its Bundesliga has been set for May 9.League bosses there have drawn up plans for games to take place with a maximum of 322 people present in grounds. Players will have to be tested before games start here, with fewer grounds used so they can be disinfected and skeleton TV crews filming the action.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the game should not start without all fans having the chance to watch.He said: “I have said to the Premier League it wouldn’t send the best signal if they were one of the first major sports to resume behind closed doors and the public at large couldn’t have access to it.”Rights holders Sky and BT have resisted calls to air all games for free. Bosses fear they would be deluged with complaints and cancellations as existing customers would see subscriptions as worthless.Sky has rights to 39 of the remaining televised games, including Spurs v Arsenal and City v Liverpool.BT has eight, including Liverpool v Burnley and Aston Villa v Wolves.12 The plans, dubbed Project Restart, would see fixtures such as Manchester City v Liverpool — which was due to be shown on Sky on April 5 — being screened on a subscription channelCredit: PA:Press Association12 Matches will be played behind closed doors, with TV the only way to see the actionCredit: AFP – Getty1212BT also has rights to European games and showed last June’s all-English Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham for free to an audience of 11.3million.Ministers fear big games could see fans flock to the houses of friends who have Sky or BT packages.But yesterday hopes were rising of an imminent easing of lockdown measures, including allowing people to socialise with up to ten family and friends.A Whitehall source said yesterday: “Football clubs and the Premier League want to get going again and want a timetable.“No10 appreciates that but will only let it happens when key tests are met.“Ministers have insisted ticket- holders must somehow be looked after — with access to games or refunds offered.“But they won’t get involved in pay-per-view talks.FIVE CRITERIA ALL SPORTS WILL HAVE TO MEETRULES will be tailored to different sports — but they will all have to meet these broad criteria:EACH sport would have to put in place regular testing arrangements for participants. These would have to be paid for by sporting authorities or clubs to avoid depriving key frontline workers of the vital tests they need to be able to continue working.STAFF must be kept safe from the risk of infection and any extra burden on the emergency services must be prevented.CLUBS would also have to ensure they have measures in place to deal with certain fan behaviour, such as the risk of impromptu gatherings outside grounds.THIS is on the back of supporters from Paris club PSG turning up at their stadium to celebrate their Champions League victory when their match against Borussia Dortmund last month was played behind closed doors.BEFORE any sports can resume, the Government must first have met the five key tests it has set the country before any restrictions could begin to be lifted. 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RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk Confirm Cancel “That is up to the Premier League and broadcasters.”The TV insider added: “It has not yet been decided how many of these matches will be provided for free.“It is likely to be a substantial proportion.“However Sky and BT are not keen on all games being shown for free as it devalues their products.“But most games will be on telly, with the less prestigious games that Sky or BT had not snapped up shown for free.“That would be a way of allowing clubs to try to keep fans happy — because at least they would get to see the games they were planning to go to.”VIRUS WILL GOVERN WHEN WHEN FOOTIE RETURNSThe source went on: “There is huge interest in sport because there has been a gap, so the appetite is bigger than ever.“And sport will only restart when the lockdown is eased.“However sport is easier to govern than things like pubs and restaurants re-opening.“So the Government has to bear in mind some people might get together for games, and the stage the virus is at will govern how soon games are played.“But it isn’t as simple as showing all these games for free for everyone.“There are contracts involving millions of pounds to consider.“The Premier League clubs get huge funding from the deal with BT and Sky — and that pays the wages and allows them to buy players from smaller clubs.“When these deals were made, if there was a plan mooted to make a lot of games available for free they obviously would get a much, much lower bid.”Both Sky and BT — which have filled their sports channels with re-runs — have allowed customers to pause their deals while live-action is postponed.Clubs including Arsenal have offered fans refunds or match credits for games played behind closed doors.Yesterday, Sky pundit and former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher said: “I don’t think we should shy away from how much football means to people.“I do get the fact it could and I do think it will give people a lift if football comes back. But the virus will decide.”12 Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden called on Premier League chiefs to stream matches on terrestrial channelsCredit: PA:Press Association12 Yesterday, Sky pundit and former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher said: “I don’t think we should shy away from how much football means to people’Credit: Getty – Contributor12 clubs including have offered fans refunds or match credits for games played behind closed doorsCredit: PA:Press Association12 Stars such as Harry Kane could soon be back on our screensCredit: Getty – ContributorJoin our George Cross campaign for NHS staffWe are urging Sun readers to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.We are backing a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.” SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”We are asking our readers to please sign the petition below.last_img read more

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Round 8 sees entertaining encounters

first_imgReigning Men’s division premiers, Puma Energy suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of a fired up Bank South Pacific (BSP).Things didn’t go as planned for the defending champions as BSP kept the pressure on with some tight bowling and fielding.Puma Energy could only manage 66 and were quietly confident of defending their score.Puma exerted some pressure early on to put BSP under pressure but, some cool BSP heads remained to ensure victory for BSP to post 111. Despite the victory to BSP, Puma Energy still maintains top spot by a thread. In the other Avala matches, Digicel claimed third spot with victory over PNG Power while Westpac recorded an upset victory over fifth place National Teachers Insurance Ltd (NTIL).Over in the Lahara pool saw Tent Manufacturers maintain their second spot with a hard fought 30 run victory over IRC.Rigo Office also kept up with the pace to secure a 62 run win over SCAL while ANZ Bank kept their finals hopes alive with an 8 run victory over PAG Roosters.Moni Plus recorded a mammoth 15 point haul with a massive victory over BAT to move up to 6th place. The Mixed Division was no different as defending champions AVIS Rent A Car (125) showcased their favourites tag to hold off second placed BSP (90) to maintain top spot in the Avurigo Pool.Places in the top four aren’t finalised with tow more nail-biting rounds are yet to be played.The Laurabada pool served up some high scoring and nail biting matches, with Oil Search (174) chasing down BMobile Vodafone’s 162 to maintain their second spot.NTIL (174) also managed to chase down IRC’s 162 to keep their finals hopes alive while league leaders, PAG Roosters easily accounted for SCAL by 82 runs.PNG Ports amassed a mammoth 17 points for the round after restricting IBS to -45 and then going on to post 186.The current points ladder after 8 rounds is attached below:last_img read more

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A new step is taken for the construction of the future Camp Nou

first_imgAccording to forecasts, Espai Barçawhose works will begin with Menéndez and Pelayo Street, will be integrated in the neighborhood of the Maternitat and from Sant Ramon, with new private spaces open to public use And without closures. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 The Government commission of the City Council of Barcelona approved this Thursday the project of reparcelación of the scope of the ‘Espai Barça’ which, together with the approval of the urbanization project on December 19, it is a requirement necessary to obtain the construction license of the future Camp Nou.As reported by Barça, which currently has 90% ownership ground, The next step is to process all the necessary documentation the first quarter of this year to register in the Registry of the Property and obtain the necessary license to start the works before summerThe opening of this new enclosure, for which 1,446.50 will be transferred m2 of land to build a public sports equipment, will free a set of new spaces for public use that will facilitate access to the green axes of the Diagonal and its means of public transport.last_img read more

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“Players are human; you don’t have to play every other day”

first_imgLuis Rubiales made a parenthesis in his confinement to give a conference in the Federation, which was offered telematically. The president announced an important package of measures and made himself available to the executive to help. – When soccer returns, could it be played every other day?-It is not feasible to play every 48 hours. We don’t like playing fortune tellers and now is not the time to make calendars. We don’t set a date to play again. The date is for this pandemic battle to be won. The guarantee is health. The president of AFE said in a meeting that they were willing to play every 48 hours, which surprised me a lot. So I have asked for a medical study. There is no need to squeeze the players. Those of us who have played football know that playing every 48 hours is inhumane. Players are not machines.-If the seasons overlap, won’t you lose a lot of money?-There are two ways, try to start as it is and at all costs, which is not our option, or put health first. If we take part in the following season, we are going to lose money, and that is why we offer an economic plan that goes through a loan with the guarantee of the rights of professional clubs.-Are you proposing to LaLiga to ask for a 500 million credit for professional football?-The scenario of requesting a credit of five hundred million passes, effectively, by taking dates for the next season. Because we see it impossible to start in May. The UME is setting up hospitals, how will football return in May? Well the next scenario is to play past June. And if that causes economic damage, then we propose the credit. It is an option that we make available to LaLiga.-Do you think the Championship can end?-Our idea is that the season must end. The only way is to get to the end, whenever. We do not want to return at all costs, but right now we have to give the opportunity to the teams that are in decline that can go out, to those who are about to ascend, then give them the opportunity to climb … When the country recovers and we have guaranteed health will be the time to return, not before.-Would you go back to closed doors?-You have to respect all calendars, from that of the National Team or LaLiga to that of the youngest. Now is not the time to confront, it is time to reach agreements. If the Government authorizes to play behind closed doors, then we will do everything they tell us. But our option is to play with the public. But in the other case, what the clubs say will be done.-What will happen to the Olympic players who are older in 2021?-My thanks to Alejandro Blanco, president of the COE, with whom we have spoken about the Games. I transmitted to him that these JJ OO had to be suspended. It would be unfair if the footballers who come of age next year cannot play the Games. It is only fair that everyone who can play this year be respected for next year.-What do you think of the ERTEs in football? -The ERTEs are more a matter of employers and unions than of the Federation. In what I trust that what is done is with the maximum precision. The Federation complies with the income, and this is a difference with professional football, which lives a lot on television. What we have done in the RFEF that can be done in professional soccer is to advance money. We are going to look for a syndicated loan with the big banks in Spain and we are going to guarantee the rights of those clubs. This is what we have done, and I think it is the solution for professional football.Could player contracts end beyond June 30?-We are contemplating going beyond June 30 with player contracts. UEFA is in a way of thinking to ours. The first thing is health, and then finish the competitions. We plan to end the season as planned. You have to end with the same rules that you started with.-What will happen to the Cup final?-The Cup, both that of the King and that of the Queen, is to be played with the public. That is our idea, but we do not control all the factors. We do not know what the authorities will say, but we chose to play both finals with the public. Out of respect for all the teams that have participated, the finalists and their hobbies.-What do you think of Infantino’s proposal to cut the calendar?-Infantino has asked for fewer matches and shorter competitions, and what he has said is there. What I say is that health comes first. You have to find a balance between the calendars of the clubs and the teams, because the players are not machines. We at the RFEF have freed days with the Copa del Rey. Among all, FIFA and UEFA, you have to work with leagues and clubs to find solutions.-Is it time to make peace with Thebes?– It is necessary to reduce the tensions and to try to add. I reach out (to Javier Tebas) to reach agreements. Neither my opinions nor I will change theirs, but it is time to add. It is time to look for solutions and be united.– What do you think that in all the published polls Casillas wins?-I’m not going to talk about elections, because I have all the focus on the coronavirus crisis. I respect the polls, but I am not talking about the elections. What worries me is the coronavirus.-How are you following the confinement?-I am living the pandemic alone, in my house and isolated. But with a lot of work and missing my daughters, who are with their mother in Valencia. It gets tough, and I remember my parents, my sister, and my friends a lot. But the only way to stop this virus is to isolate ourselves.-What will happen if there are regrowths when the League starts again?There are no answers to know what will happen when we return, if there are infections, if we have to repeat the quarantine in a team … all of this worries us a lot. So we have ordered a medical report. The statistics change every day, and now we are in a very bad moment, of growth of the pandemic. This now requires a lot of calm and a message of hope and unity.last_img read more

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“You can’t make it to the Olympics well, even if you train at home”

first_imgRoberto Bautista (Castellón, 31 years outdated) stays ready till the world of tennis turns once more. The Spanish quantity two in the world rating is on his farm in Castellón with the firm of their animals (canine and horses), which alleviate the days of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.Fortunately, in my home I can exit and do sports activities open air. That helps lots, however I’m clear that I would love to be on a tennis courtroom competing proper now “, Roberto confesses to AS by phone. The tennis motion is on maintain till June, however elite athletes like Bautista should preserve form so long as doable till the competitors resumes. For this, the Castellón combines periods of spinning, rope, TRX and different workouts to, at least, save the bodily half: “I’m working the bodily day by day. Other than being an athlete, I’m an individual who takes excellent care of himself. I like to do my hour and a half or two hours of bodily work day by day. That enables me to eat a bit greater than regular as of late and relaxation nicely. I don’t like getting very cool to sleep, however a bit drained. “Roberto Bautista ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Roberto Bautista trains exterior his farm.Roberto Bautista This suspension due to the coronavirus has disrupted the season and the plans of all athletes. Baptist was fortunate that acquired the information at Madrid airport, earlier than touring to Los Angeles to compete in Indian Wells, so he had time to return house. And past logistics, sports activities objectives, amongst which have been the Tokyo Olympics. “Sure, I believe the postponement is the finest. Nobody is aware of how every thing will reply. Again to the slopes is a query mark, unknown, identical to individuals can do, in quotes, regular life. Folks can’t carry their routine, nor train, nor carry an accurate preparation. As a lot as you train at house, you can’t make it to an Olympic Video games in excellent situation, “explains Bautista about the postponement of the Video games to 2021.There’s nonetheless a whole lot of work forward, lengthy weeks of confinement and tedium, however above all, of an uncertainty that reigns amongst the total ATP circuit. When will the competitors begin once more? In truth, will there be tennis this yr? Even the participant from Castellón, considered one of the major gamers on this sport at the moment, doesn’t know the reply: “These stops have an effect on everybody. We additionally don’t know after we will return. If it will probably be on land, grass, arduous courtroom … If you are going to be suspended all yr, if you are going to play one thing … Proper now it’s a query mark. I’ll strive to play one thing in Europe after Wimbledon, since we’ve got not competed for a couple of months, earlier than the American tour. This if every thing is resolved and we are able to return to normalcy on the circuit. “That normality might begin on the London grass, though subsequent week there will probably be an emergency assembly that would completely droop the appointment. Hopefully the plans of Bautista and the remainder of tennis gamers don’t complicate extra.last_img read more

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One year after Casillas’ heart attack, this was his 366 days: “It was terror, drama and humor”

first_imgWith Porto. Golden Dragons Gala November 2019. It is one of the most emotional nights of the year for Porto. Casillas did not miss the appointment.Qatar. He was in Doha as one of the invited footballers to the Club World Cup final on December 21 between Liverpool and Flamengo (1-0). That match also served as a pistol shot for the 2022 World Cup.Federation candidateHis challenge, a challenge … He announced it in February. Its objective is clear: to continue being part of football. Help football from the offices. An idea that began to haunt his head, that he consulted his surroundings, his friends on the ball and decided to go ahead. “I present myself to the presidency of the FEF. Together we are going to put our Federation on a par with the best football in the world, that of Spain. We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy. Thank you for the support, your strength encourages. ” Decision highly applauded and congratulated by coaches and world soccer players.The F.C. WellIn June 2019 he signed a collaboration agreement with F.C. Pozuelo. His objective, together with Carlos Cutropía, is to grow the institution with advice and implementation in management, sports planning and commercial-marketing plan.Without soccer, he chose paddle tennisHe said in one of his posts on Instagram: “It has been 11 months and 14 days since I did what I like the most.” Not being able to compete on a playing field, not being able to train, his sports time has been in the Porto gym and his paddle tennis matches with friends. He has killed the worm and has enjoyed shovel in hand.Friends timeMeals of friends. First was Cesc, was also with Puyol and Iniesta. Fernando Hierro is in his group of friends, he met with Dr. Martín’s gang. He received friends in Porto like Miguel Torres. Time well spent.Navalacruz and Corral de Almaguer. Navalacruz is his town, his summers as a child and there he has his best friends. The time he has had free has passed through this town in Avila. There he regains strength and gains optimism. Corral is Sara’s town. His other family, the same love …CoronavirusCharity campaign against WHO and FIFA COVID-19. WHO and FIFA have developed a campaign to fight COVID-19. Messi, Casillas, Ramos, Zidane, Cannavaro, Ronaldo, Pelé, Xavi, Buffon, Etoo, Karpin, Falcao, Puyol and many more have participated in several videos that have been recorded in 13 languages.With the Red Cross. He has participated with famous athletes from Spain in a Red Cross campaign to raise funds for the fight against the Coronavirus. Iker, Nadal, Gasol, Fernando Alonso, Garbiñe Muguruza, Carolina Marín … among others.Stockings backwards. That is the name chosen for your interview space on your Instagram account during this confinement. Míchel, Gonzalo Paciencia, Ronaldo or Cannavaro have gone through your questions.New TimesToday is the time to celebrate life with Sara, Martín and Lucas. Thus, the first 366 days have elapsed after a heart attack. He has a lot of life to live, many plans to make and many goals to complete. “Some things have changed, mainly in my head. I started to value moments more. Sometimes we, the players, do not value what we have and we do not believe that we can make many people happy. That has changed a little. You have to be realistic and the most important thing is my health. “ Word of Iker Casillas, word of captain, word of soccer legend. On May 1, 2019, Iker trained at El Olival (Porto training center). Suddenly, he felt a sharp, sharp pain in his chest. His mouth and arms also hurt. Nelson Puga, the team’s doctor, immediately recognized that this pain was a heart attack. He and a security person from the club mounted Iker in a car, Puga called the CUF hospital in Porto, a cardiology referral center, and asked for an operating room. “I have Casillas with a heart attack, he is going to need a catheterization.” Within an hour the situation was resolved and without danger to Casillas. The world of football turned upside down and sent millions of messages giving back everything he had sown before. Do Dragao, the Bernabéu, Anfield, honored him …“And so, without realizing it, a year. I am not one of those who looks at the road traveled. I do not usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life. It has been honestly exciting. It has had horror, drama, and certain doses of science fiction. And of course, humor! “Is how Iker remembers that day in his social accounts. The speed of Dr. Puga was decisive so that there were no sequels. From the first moment he was very aware of what had happened to him. 366 days have passed in which Iker has lived, has advanced, has struggled and has also been afraid. “I was afraid to walk, to sleep. At first I was more distressed and more nervous. I remember the first test in Spain that I almost fell apart, I passed out. It was three weeks ago and I was unconscious,” he confessed to Míchel. few days. And more fear because 15 days later Sara Carbonero, his wife, was detected a tumor. The two have overcome all adversities in these 366 days. Your healthDuring these 366 days, he has strictly followed the recommendations of the doctors. It has undergone monthly tests, exhaustive examinations. You have an appointment with your doctor when COVID-19 ceases. In March he did a stress test and it went well. They had arranged to meet in April, but the pandemic has delayed that appointment. “I think it will be difficult to play,” he says, about to turn 39 on May 20. But his future is full of plans.In PortoIt has been a year of testing, of living day by day. The ball was suddenly taken from him and he had to get used to the idea and think of new challenges. Porto left him his number, made him feel one more, in July appointed him a link between the squad, the coaching staff and the board. A way to stay close to soccer. Six months after that May 1, he started in the gym and on the grass, slow, aware of his situation … In October he received the award for the best goalkeeper in the NOS League last season. He has a contract until June 30, 2020. He has been confined in Foz, where he lives in Porto.Soccer ambassadorWith FIFA. Iker’s first public appearance after the big scare was at the 69th FIFA meeting in Paris. There he was reunited with colleagues and friends. Míchel Salgado, Hierro, Puyol, Nuno Gomes, Mijatovic, Kaka, Roberto Carlos and even… Mourinho. “I don’t usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life” With the League. On June 25 he was the godfather of the first promotion of the Business School League. Students with the intention of training in the world of sports.With UEFA. On November 30, he actively participated in the draw for Euro 2020 in Bucharest. It was part of the eleven that got the balls out of the draw. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFP Iker Casillaslast_img read more

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Ter Stegen: “My renewal? There are more important things now ”

first_imgTer Stegen also spoke about how he is training during confinement. The Catalan club has sent a training program, “but it’s up to us to do it on our own“Stresses the German, who says he is training with his own body weight.During the live show, some fans asked him about Borussia Mönchengladbach, with whom he debuted in 2011 at just 18 years old. He did it in a derby against Colonia, with his team in a critical situation. “Lucien Favre came and said Hello, tomorrow you play! I didn’t sleep well that night“Said the goalkeeper.That season, the “colts” were saved in the promotion, in a tie against Bochum. “If we had descended, he would not have been in 2015 in the Champions League final with Barça“Explained the German. In 2016, he returned to Borussia-Park, where he received a tremendous ovation. “It gave me all the goose bumps, it was crazy. There you really notice how much I appreciate you“, he claimed. Questioned about a possible return, he assured that “never say never”, since he will always love Borussia. German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen had a conversation with fans through an Instagram live. In it, he reviewed the news and talked about his future and his renewal with FC Barcelona. “We have already had the first conversations“Said the doorman,” but as I said, we have parked it. ” Ter Stegen says that right now “there are much more important things”, Referring to the coronavirus, which has led to“ postponing the matter ”. Yes, The culé says that in Barcelona he is “very happy”, since “the sports situation is good”. “What more can I ask for?”asked the German.last_img read more

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LaLiga announces five positives between First and Second

first_imgThe Skilled Soccer League has introduced which were detected five instances of coronavirus optimistic gamers between First and Second Division, all of them asymptomatic. LaLiga claims to be unaware of their identification.In a public observe he explains that the target of the medical checks was to detect the ‘false negatives’ or asymptomatic, “That’s, these people who find themselves contaminated and who, with out presenting signs, can infect different folks.”LaLiga explains that the affected gamers should stay of their properties coaching individually, as they’ve previously few weeks, following the membership’s directions. As well as, within the subsequent few days they are going to have new checks, and after two adverse outcomes, they are going to be capable to return to coaching. LaLiga will provide individuals who dwell with the contaminated the apply of screening checks.At one final level in your assertion, the League warns that the beneficial measures in sports activities amenities and properties will not be relaxed “To take care of this very low variety of affected”.Till now, the athletic Lodi, the sensible Remiro, the Granada participant Yangel Herrera and three Betis gamers have examined optimistic for antibodies (Within the first coaching session Juanmi, Pedraza, Joel and Canales had been lacking, though the latter, relying on his setting, suffered from a chilly).last_img read more