Ellsworth High School releases 2018 fall sports schedule

first_imgELLSWORTH — The start of the new school year is still six weeks away, but athletes at Ellsworth High School now know when and where they’ll be playing when the 2018-19 fall sports season begins.Ellsworth released schedules for football, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country last week. Games and matches are set to begin in late August with regular season games being held through October and the playoffs wrapping up in December.Teams are eligible to begin practice at midnight Aug. 13. Below is a list of Ellsworth’s regular season events.FootballThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth/Sumner football qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 2017, and the Eagles will be trying to make it back again this year.The Eagles open at home Aug. 31 against Dexter before taking on Orono, Washington Academy and Stearns/Schenck, teams they beat by a combined 116 points last season. The back half of the schedule includes the program’s first meeting with Foxcroft and a road contest against Bucksport.Game 1: 7 p.m. Aug. 31, vs. DexterGame 2: 7 p.m. Sept. 7, @ OronoGame 3: 7 p.m. Sept. 14, @ Washington AcademyGame 4: 7 p.m. Sept. 21, vs. Stearns/SchenckGame 5: 7 p.m. Sept. 28, vs. FoxcroftGame 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, @ Mount ViewGame 7: 7 p.m. Oct. 12, vs. Mattanawcook AcademyGame 8: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, @ BucksportBoys’ soccerThe Ellsworth boys’ soccer team made the regional quarterfinals last year before losing to eventual Class B North runner-up Washington Academy. The Eagles will open this season on the road against Presque Isle and will also play two games apiece against local rivals Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy.Game 1: 3 p.m. Sept. 1, @ Presque IsleGame 2: 6 p.m. Sept. 4, vs. BelfastGame 3: 11 a.m. Sept. 8, @ Mount ViewGame 4: 6 p.m. Sept. 10, vs. George Stevens AcademyGame 5: 6 p.m. Sept. 12, vs. Washington AcademyGame 6: 6 p.m. Sept. 17, @ Mount Desert IslandGame 7: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, vs. Old TownGame 8: 11 a.m. Sept. 22, @ HermonGame 9: 6 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. John BapstGame 10: 4 p.m. Oct. 1, @ GSAGame 11: 4 p.m. Oct. 3, vs. CaribouGame 12: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, @ FoxcroftGame 13: 4 p.m. Oct. 10, @ Washington AcademyGame 14: 6 p.m. Oct. 15, vs. MDIGirls’ soccerLast season, Ellsworth snapped a winless streak of 22 games dating back to Sept. 25, 2015, when it beat Belfast in its second game of the year. The Eagles, who graduated just three players from that 2017 squad, open the season Aug. 30 when they host Old Town.Game 1: 6 p.m. Aug. 30, vs. Old TownGame 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 1, @ Presque IsleGame 3: 6 p.m. Sept. 5, vs. BelfastGame 4: 10 a.m. Sept. 8, vs. Mount ViewGame 5: 6 p.m. Sept. 11, vs. GSAGame 6: 6 p.m. Sept. 13, vs. Washington AcademyGame 7: 6 p.m. Sept. 18, @ MDIGame 8: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, vs. John BapstGame 9: 11 a.m. Sept. 29, @ HermonGame 10: 4 p.m. Oct. 2, @ GSAGame 11: 4 p.m. Oct. 4, vs. CaribouGame 12: 4 p.m. Oct. 6, @ FoxcroftGame 13: 11 a.m. Oct 11, @ Washington AcademyGame 14: 6 p.m. Oct. 16, vs. MDIVolleyballEllsworth volleyball earned the No. 7 seed in the Class B playoffs last year in Jamie Calandro’s first season as head coach. The team will open its 2018 season at home against Washington Academy.Match 1: 5:15 p.m. Sept. 6, vs. Washington AcademyMatch 2: TBD, vs. GardinerMatch 3: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, @ BrewerMatch 4: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15, @ ConyMatch 5: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17, vs. SumnerMatch 6: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, @ Washington AcademyMatch 7: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, vs. MDIMatch 8: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2, vs. BrewerMatch 9: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4, @ SumnerMatch 10: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, vs. GorhamMatch 11: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, @ MDIMatch 12: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, vs. BucksportMatch 13: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, @ GardinerMatch 14: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, @ BucksportCross-countryIt was a strong 2017 season for the Ellsworth cross-country team as the girls’ team took fifth overall at the Class B state championships and the boys took eighth place at regionals. The team opens the season Sept. 1 when it hosts the Ellsworth Invitational.Meet 1: 11 a.m. Sept. 1, Ellsworth InvitationalMeet 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 8, Caribou InvitationalMeet 3: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, GSA InvitationalMeet 4: 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Old Town InvitationalMeet 5: 11 a.m. Sept. 29, Festival of Champions (Belfast hosts)Meet 6: 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Hancock County championships (hosting)Meet 7: noon Oct. 13, Penobscot Valley Conference championships (Presque Isle hosts)Meet 8: 11 a.m. Oct. 20, Class B North championships (Belfast hosts)Meet 9: 11 a.m. Oct. 27, Class B championships (Belfast hosts)GolfThe Ellsworth golf team will be the first to start its 2018 season when it does so at home Aug. 24 against Old Town, GSA and Machias. The golf season will also be the first to conclude with the Eagles playing their final match on the road Sept. 21 against Penobscot Valley, Carlisle and Foxcroft.Match 1: 4 p.m. Aug. 24, vs. Old Town, GSA, MachiasMatch 2: 4 p.m. Aug. 28, @ Hermon (Bucksport, Sumner also competing)Match 3: 4 p.m. Aug. 30, @ Orono (John Bapst, Dexter also competing)Match 4: 4 p.m. Sept. 4, @ Calais (Bucksport, MDI also competing)Match 5: 4 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Sumner, CalaisMatch 6: 4 p.m. Sept. 10, vs. Carlisle, FoxcroftMatch 7: 4 p.m. Sept. 12, @ Old Town (Bucksport, Sumner also competing)Match 8: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, @ HermonMatch 9: 4 p.m. Sept. 17, @ John Bapst (Dexter, Houlton also competing)Match 10: 4 p.m. Sept. 19, @ Bucksport (MDI, GSA also competing)Match 11: 4 p.m. Sept. 21, @ Penobscot Valley (Carlisle, Foxcroft also competing) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. 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Sunil Gavaskar questions Dhoni’s long absence from Team India

first_imgNew Delhi: Does anyone keep himself unavailable for playing for India for as long as M.S. Dhoni has is the real question, according to former India captain and cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar. Dhoni has not played for India since the team’s semi-final exit from the 2019 ICC World Cup.Speaking after giving the 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial lecture, Gavaskar said that he can’t speak on Dhoni’s fitness.”I can’t tell you anything about fitness. But I think the question that needs to be asked is of MSD himself,” Gavaskar told reporters.”He has not made himself available to play for India since July 10. That is an important point. Does anyone keep himself away from playing for India for that long? That is the question and therein lies the answer,” he said.Dhoni has been on a sabbatical from all forms of cricket since the end of the World Cup in which time Rishabh Pant has been pushed as India’s main man behind the stumps going into the upcoming 2020 T20 World Cup. Sanju Samson has also been consistently part of the squad following impressive performances in domestic cricket and played for India in place of Pant during their third T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune on Friday.Gavaskar said that he hopes remuneration for uncapped players in the Ranji Trophy is also increased to bridge the gap in that respect with the Indian Premier League (IPL).”IPL dominates Ranji Trophy. Unless match fees are increased substantially, it (Ranji Trophy) will be considered an orphan and poor cousin of Indian cricket,” he said.Gavaskar said that the share of BCCI revenues that goes into remuneration for domestic players has not been increased for some time now. “Remuneration of Ranji players has not really increased over the last few years and I hope that with Sourav Ganguly being the BCCI president, he will look into it. The disparity between (remuneration of) players who play 14 days of IPL — who don’t always play first-class cricket — and those who play 80 days of Ranji cricket if you play all the matches, is big. Hopefully, that will be narrowed down as much as possible,” he expressed.Gavaskar, however, refused to talk about the International Cricket Council’s proposal to bring down the duration of Test matches from five days to four. IANSAlso Read: Sunil Gavaskar lauds Virat Kohli for lifting standards of Team India Also Watch: Protesters, who walked all the way from Tinsukia-Guwahati to protest against CAA 2019, Detained!last_img read more

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Henry Onyekuru: Will He Ever Don Everton’s Shirt?

first_imgHis dream of playing for his parent club, Everton still hangs in the balance, not because he is not good enough to don the blue and white colours of the Toffees, but realising the 75 per cent playing time for the national team that would pave way for his work permit by the British Home Office is still a tall order.  Kunle Adewale asks if Onyekuru would ever get to play at  Goodison Park?While many felt that Odion Ighalo ‘premature’ retirement from the national team had left a vacuum that would be difficult to fill, fans of Henry Onyekuru were silently rejoicing, believing it was an avenue for their idol to capitalise on to get more playing time in the Super Eagles frontline and ultimately achieving 75 per cent playing time for the national team, which will eventually pave way for his work permit by the British Home Office and finally achieve his desire to play for Everton. However, with Tammy Abraham now showing interest to play for Nigeria, having fallen hugely in the pecking order for a place in the English national team, Onyekuru may still remain a fringe player in Gernot Rohr’s team.Onyekuru is therefore set for a third-successive loan spell away from his parent club, Everton after the Nigerian international was denied a work permit by the British Home Office.Onyekuru who recently in Benin City, Edo State married his longtime girlfriend fell short of the requirement to qualify to play in England as he must have played at least 75 per cent of the Eagles’ matches over the previous two years to be granted a permit to play in England, but the forward played six times in the previous 12 months for the Eagles, hence his denial.The 22- year-old joined Everton for a fee in the region of £7m and has been shipped out on loan to Anderlecht before going to Galatasaray last season.Despite making Nigeria’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Onyekuru made only one substitute appearance.He is yet to play for the Toffees but has bagged 26 goals and six assists in 72 club appearances over the last two years playing for Anderlecht and Galatasaray.Former Nigerian international, Paul Okoku believes with the kind of potential at Onyekuru’s disposal, achieving 75 per cent playing time for the national team is achievable as long as he’s ready to out in extra effort.“For a player of his stature, he should be able to achieve the 75 per cent playing time for the Super Eagles he so much desires as long as he is ready to work harder and improve on his weaknesses.“There is no doubt he has the talent, but talent is not always enough in most cases. Even Lionel Messi with all his enormous talent still put in extra effort to improve on his game,” Okoku said.“For FC Barcelona known for its very formidable scouting system to once send scouts to watch Onyekuru tells you he has a lot to offer. I also read sometimes that Bayern Munich was also at a time toying with the idea of replacing him with aging Arjen Rubben. All these speak volume of his talent.“My advice for him is that if he is dreaming to play at the top level, he should just work extra hard,” the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations silver medalist opined.After having a good season on loan with Galatasaray where he has scored 16 goals and registered six assists in 3,346 minutes, Bayern Munich was said to have agreed on a deal with English Premier League club Everton in principle for Onyekuru but the deal did not sail through.Everton could not resist his signature after his exploits in the Belgian League for KAS Eupen, during which he hit the back of the net 24 times. Surprisingly, immediately after putting pen on paper for the Toffees, he was loaned to Anderlecht of Belgium where he excelled.Onyekuru was impressive for Anderlecht at the beginning of his first season culminating in Catalan giants-Barcelona sending scouts to watch his matches. Aside from Barcelona, Manchester United, Fiorentina, Ajax, PSV, Southampton and Stoke City were also believed to have sent their scouts to see the player in action in the Belgian league.“It’s a blessing to be recognised by these clubs and of course, it’s flattering but I take everything one step at a time. I will focus on what is in front of me and for the next few months,” Onyekuru said then.In front of goal, Onyekuru is an improviser. He possesses good movement, especially when he has to spin in behind a full-back; he is often up and away before they even know it. When through, he can finish in a number of ways; though, like most speedsters, he seems to enjoy going past the goalkeeper.There is a lot to admire about him, but he is still a teenager, so there are a lot of areas where he can improve. That is only natural. His aptitudes for the defensive side of the game, as well as his decision-making, are still undeveloped. He is unashamedly direct – he will pick the ball up, accelerate quickly, and go towards goal. He also has shades of Robben – he plays mostly on the left, so he can cut in and shoot on his stronger right foot.He is small of stature – 5ft 9in – but uses this quick change of direction effectively, bamboozling defenders, using his change of pace to get past his man rather than a barrage of stepovers.Perhaps, the biggest weakness in Onyekuru’s game is a streak of single-mindedness. It can manifest as overconfidence or as selfishness, but too often, he wants to go alone. He will often get the better of his marker, and opt for a shot from an angle rather than lay in a teammate in a better position centrally.Onyekuru is a winger who can score goals and play out wide, but he has no real pedigree outside of lesser leagues.Onyekuru began his football career with the Aspire Academy in 2010, and graduated in 2015 joining their partner club, KAS Eupen and made his debut for Eupen in September of the same year in a 2-2 tie against Dessel Sport in the Belgian Second Division. He helped the team get promotion to the Belgium First Division A in his debut season.After a successful season in the Belgium first division, Onyekuru finished as one of the top scorers in the league, attracting the attention of various big teams in Europe. He finished the 2016/2017 season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, but the trophy was handed to his rival as he scored more away goals than Onyekuru.He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo last year’s July.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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JOY Sports on Multi TV kick start “Premier League Show” every Tuesday

first_imgBeginning Tuesday 8th October, 2013, JOYSports “PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW” would debut on the JOYSports Channel on Multi TV @ 7pm prompt. The Premier League Show is a sports magazine programme show that showcases the on and off the pitch action from the English Premier League.The idea is to take a retrospective look at all that transpired in the Premier League on match weekends with emphasis on the following:HIGHLIGHTS PACKAGE-This segment comprises of all the goals scored on a matchday weekend from all the various league stadiaTOP FIVE GOALS OF THE WEEK-These are the stand out goals that are scored on match weekends. The decisions would be made by our technical experts in-house.TOP THREE SAVES OF THE WEEK-This refers to the top three saves made by the goalkeepers of the teams in action on match-daysCONTROVERSIES OF THE WEEK-Controversy has always been a big part of the game and could be on or off the field of play which normally has a telling effect on the outcome of the game.This segment would focus on these actions by the characters involved.ie,players,technical team,officials,fans,etc. EPL NEWS/GOSSIPS-These are stories that precede matchdays and events off the pitch involving actions or inactions of the characters involved that is deemed newsworthy.DISCUSSION SEGMENT-This segment focus on the highs and lows of match days and a general summary of events f the weekPRIZE CORNER-QUESTION OF THE DAY-This is a segment where viewers stand the chance of winning prizes based on predictions made and providing answers to questions asked on the programme.You have every reason to make “THE PREMIER LEAGUE SHOW” your reference for the World’s most passionate and followed football franchise.Join Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang and his team of expert analysts as take an introspective look into the English Premier League. Remember is 7:00pm prompt,this and every Tuesday at 7:00pm prompt with repeat broadcast on Fridays @ 6:00pm.last_img read more

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Hey, national news types, Wellington’s cat law isn’t that uncommon!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington, Kansas has been getting a lot of national exposure concerning its new law limiting the number of cats per household. But Wellington city officials are puzzled as to why.The new city law enacted on Dec. 18, which limits the number of cats to four per owner is not unusual, said Tracy Heath, Wellington City Police Chief. Actually, it is quite commonplace.“I know Ark City does, and there are several other communities who have cat regulations,” Heath said. “In fact when we started the process a year and a half ago I did some research around the state. And there are several communities that limit the number of animals per household.“In fact, there are other communities that have had a similar law for years. And I’d venture to say there are cities in other states that have a similar ordinance.”So why was Wellington singled out making it a national news story?“I haven’t a clue,” Heath said.Perhaps, the answer may be timing, and how news disseminates these days.Earlier this week, a news report on ABC News had listed Wellington’s cat limitation law as one of the many “oddball” laws being enacted for 2013. It was attributed to a story on the Wellington Daily News website. Since that broadcast on the morning show Good Morning America on Dec. 31, the story has been repeated throughout the national cable and internet circuit.People have reported to Sumner Newscow that the story was on NBC’s Today Show, the Sean Hannity show on Fox News, The Five on Fox News — not to mention a plethora of national news and gossip websites out there.Shane Farley, owner of Newscow.net in Winfield, said national cable news networks are like news outlets on the local level. There are slow news days. And typically when it comes to news, the week between Christmas and New Years is usually the slowest news week of the year.The new cat stipulation was part of an overall sweeping change to Wellington’s pet ordinance which also included creating an animal control officer, penalizing repeated animal abusers and an exotic pet stipulation (see story here).As far as the cat stipulation, Heath said it isn’t like law enforcement is going to make it a top priority and look for more homes where there are more than four felines. It gives the city a specific law to use in case there are complaints from neighbors about a house with an exorbitant number of cats.Heath reported that through November 2012, the city has picked up 231 cats and has euthanized 201 of those cats for the year. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Cats galore · 396 weeks ago I’m surprised Farley didn’t comment on what it’s like owning a plethora of cats. I hear he has quite a houseful. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sonny · 396 weeks ago I think it’s a good law. The cats are running all over the place. The dog has to been controlled so what is so damn wrong with the cat lovers that don’t want to comply, cost ya money. Join the others for tags and shots. I had a trap to get some around my place. I couldn’t let my 2 dogs out with out going out myself looking for cats in or around the yard. They barked and run up and down the fence trying to get at the cats. Maybe I could have just turned them loose but I love animals too. So control you cats. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Jim · 396 weeks ago Sonny I have the feeling you need to get your eyes checked as it was probably a squirrel running on the fence. Maybe we should have an ordinance for having too many of them in your yard and feeding them. I sure see alot of them squashed on the roads every year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sonny · 396 weeks ago Oh Jim you are so funny. You don’t know the difference between cats and squirrels. Don’t be a smart ass. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down hah! · 396 weeks ago So everybody with more than 4 cats, you’d better be nice to your neighbors! Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 396 weeks ago If it’s a small town in Kansas, it’s quaint or quirky. If it’s a big town in Ca that passes the same law well that’s just common sense to the national media. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down michael · 396 weeks ago just gives them a chance to mess with who they want when they want welcome to wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Southland Indoor Track & Field Weekly Recap – Jan. 16

first_imgNew Orleans – Arkansas Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Samford Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 19-20 Northwestern State – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Pittsburg State Invitational, Pittsburg, Kan. – Jan. 27 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 19 Central Arkansas – No meetNext Meet: Samford Multi, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 18-19 Houston Baptist – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Lamar – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Sam Houston State – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Abilene Christian – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Southeastern Louisiana – No meetNext Meet: McNeese Indoor II, Lake Charles, La. – Jan. 26 McNeese – McNeese Indoor I, Lake Charles, La. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Samford Multi, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 18-19 UIW – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: New Mexico Invitational, Albuquerque, N.M. – Jan. 19-20 Stephen F. Austin – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 19 Nicholls – McNeese Indoor I, Lake Charles, La. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Samford Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 19-20last_img read more

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“I don’t think FIFA or UEFA can talk about contracts”

first_img“The contracts end on June 30, I don’t know what that will be like if FIFA and UEFA say the contract ends when the season ends, that will have to be said by a judge. I don’t think UEFA or the FIFA “he added.In addition, the Eibar coach recalled that it is a global problem. “It is not just our league, it is all the others. Not all countries go at the same rate with this disease. It will be very difficult to combine everything so that later they can play the Champions League and the Europa League “he confessed.“We are so unaware of what is going to happen. Starting to make plans without knowing for sure, I don’t like it. I’m less involved in soccer than if it were a preseason, “he added. SD Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar does not see it as productive to talk about football in the midst of the serious crisis due to the coronavirus pandemicBecause the return of the competition is full of doubts, such as the fact that the contracts of many players end on June 30, despite the measures that FIFA and UEFA want to take.“It was a situation for 15 days, then it is getting longer and longer. You can’t talk much about this”, he said in a conversation with the also coach Abelardo, coach of Espanyol, in an initiative of the Royal Galician Football Federation and its coaches Committee.’Mendi’ referred to the uncertainty that, like the rest of society, the world of football lives. “Everything we can say now is going nowhere. The protocols that are being put in place if you want to play are almost impossible to comply with”, he claimed.last_img read more

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What to do post-run to maximize your results

first_imgRELATED STORY:Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As well as staying hydrated during a run in order to prevent injuries, cramping, and early fatigue, it is also important to rehydrate after you have finished, as well as maintaining your fluid intake throughout the rest of the day. If you are training for a marathon this is even more important; marathon runners can lose up to 5 percent of their total body weight during the race, or around four to five liters of fluids on average.To avoid dehydration and help the body replenish its reserves, be sure to drink plenty of fluids in the hours after your run, whether you prefer water, fruit juice or sports recovery drinks. You should also avoid alcohol if you really want to reach peak performance. Not only will it dehydrate you, but celebrity trainer David Kirsch also adds that “during a wellness program there is no room for hangovers. You need to be fresh, focused, and on top of your game to achieve the desired results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGet a good night’s sleepDr. Andrew Murray, who works predominantly with runners but also swimmers and cyclists, says that the one thing they all have in common is they are “world class sleepers.” He recommends at least seven hours a night to reduce the risk of infection and stay healthy, plus a good night’s sleep is possibly the best way for your body to repair itself after exercise. Kirsch also adds that skimping on sleep “will sabotage your hard-earned workout gains,” so to get the most out of your run, as well as reach your true running potential in your next one, make sure you prioritize sleep. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Image: Geber86/Istock.com via AFP RelaxnewsWith the Chicago Marathon taking place this Sunday, Oct. 8, many may be feeling inspired by the World Marathon Major to start their own running regime. Whether you’re a beginner or a marathon expert, here we round up some of the key things to do post-run to look after your body and maximize your performance.Drink upADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4 How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Refuel your musclesDalton Wong, trainer to Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence and founder of TwentyTwo Training advises a post-run combination of protein to repair, fat to help you feel full, and carbs to fuel the body. He recommends a protein smoothie or a proper meal between one hour to 90 minutes after your run, and nuts, seeds, and/or an apple as good options for snack until you can eat a real meal. Dr. Murray agrees, also recommending a ratio of three portions of carbs to one portion of protein within the hour after your run. Pasta or a baked potato with tuna, a chicken sandwich, eggs or pulses are all good choices.Stretch it outAlthough Dr. Murray says you don’t need to do a specific warm-up, just something to get you moving a little and ready for running, he does recommend a cool down, especially when you have done a more intense, longer run. Cooling down and stretching is a key step in any running plan to aid recovery, reduce muscle soreness and prevent injuries.Foam rolling can also be useful, not only straight after your run but also the day after and days following if you’re still feeling sore. It can also be particularly helpful when combined with stretching because it helps break up adhesions, which allows for a better and deeper stretch. JBADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:02‘Bata’ Reyes bows to Vietnamese foe for another SEA Games bronze02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhere, even PH

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Happy development’ for PH sports as Duterte signs Philippine Sports Training Center Act LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Garcia is a four-division champion and like Spence, he is also unbeaten with 39 wins and 30 knockouts and a pound-for-pound boxer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhere. Definitely in the Philippines or anywhere else,” Spence told Fight Hub TV recently.But a fight with Pacquiao will have to wait first.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSpence still has a title bout lined up as he is scheduled to defend his IBF welterweight title against Mikey Garcia next month in Arlington, Texas.The 28-year-old Spence, who boasts a record of 24 wins with 21 knockouts, can’t afford any form of distraction and not to look too far ahead of his March 16 showdown against Garcia. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers FILE – Errol Spence Jr. celebrates with fans after knocking out Carlos Ocampo in the first round of a IBF Welterweight Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on June 16, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPIt seems like almost everyone wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao nowadays.Undefeated American Errol Spence Jr., one of the top 10 pound for pound fighters today, too wants a crack at the Filipino legend even if it means fighting in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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Zion Williamson, No. 5 Duke beat No. 12 FSU for ACC title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Williamson was named the tournament’s most valuable player, becoming only the sixth freshman to win the award and the first in a dozen years.He averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds while making 33 of 43 shots in the three games — his first since suffering a knee sprain that had sidelined him for nearly six full games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“For people who said I shouldn’t return,” Williamson said during the trophy presentation, “I couldn’t abandon my brothers and coaches like that.”Williamson had broken into a wide grin with about 20 seconds left and Duke merely waiting on the horn to celebrate, then jumped into the air with teammates at the bench. That big smile flashed again as he cut down a strand of the net and turned back toward his teammates from the ladder above. ‘Overwhelming underdogs’ Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski won his record 15th ACC Tournament championship with a team led by potential one-and-done NBA talents.“I told them last night: ‘We’ve won a lot of championships but I haven’t won one with you,’” Krzyzewski said during the trophy presentation. “So to be in their moment is the very best thing.”For Williamson, everything started with a quarterfinal win against Syracuse, with Williamson going for 29 points on 13-for-13 shooting in his first game back. Then came an even bigger performance in the semifinals: 31 points, 11 rebounds and the final-minute tip-in that ultimately helped Duke hold off third-ranked North Carolina in a rivalry classic.He didn’t need to do as much this time, with Duke putting four players in double figures and shooting 58 percent after the break to a 36-all score into a 14-point lead by midway through the half.Mfiondu Kabengele scored 14 points for the Seminoles (27-7). They upset No. 2 Virginia in Friday’s semifinals but couldn’t recover after falling behind big, getting no closer than five again.“The main thing with us is that we beat ourselves,” Florida State forward Phil Cofer said. “Duke’s still a great team. But we can’t shoot that bad. And we missed some easy shots that we usually make.”BIG PICTUREFSU: The Seminoles had been rolling since a 1-4 ACC start in January, winning 14 of 15 games with the only loss coming at third-ranked North Carolina. And they controlled most of the game against the Cavaliers, shooting nearly 57 percent to tear through Virginia’s stout defense. But by Saturday, they managed to stay right with Duke for a half before fading as the Blue Devils made their title-clinching move. FSU made just 8 of 32 shots (25 percent) after halftime as Duke’s defensive pressure caused problems, while the Seminoles’ defense had trouble getting its own stops as Duke got out in transition more.Duke: This tournament was all about the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson, whose Feb. 20 knee sprain — that included the image of his left foot tearing through the side of his shoe as he fell to the court — had threatened to derail the title potential of a team that has spent a national-best seven weeks at No. 1 in the AP Top 25. But Williamson’s return restored that confident edge that reaches throughout Duke’s lineup at both ends of the court, from his high-flying dunks to his rim-protecting leaps to swat away shots.UP NEXT These moments — not the high-flying dunks or the jaw-dropping baseball-style bounce pass he threw ahead on the break for a second-half score — were the reason he came back.“We’re freshman and you think you’re going to come in and dominate,” Williamson said. “But for us to actually come this far and win says a lot about how much we want to win.”Florida State’s Terance Mann said Williamson’s return made a huge difference for Duke inside.“They had 42 points in the paint,” Mann said. “So his ability to score in the paint and get offensive putbacks changes their game a lot. If they do have a bad shooting day, they can still score down low.”RJ Barrett added 17 points and nine rebounds and the Blue Devils (29-5) took control after halftime, while point guard Tre Jones had his own strong outing with 18 points and six assists — all part of Duke’s closing act that showed the Blue Devils are ready for what’s ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Duke players including Javin DeLaurier (12) and Zion Williamson (1) celebrate after defeating Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zion Williamson proved he’s back and healthy with a dominating three-game show at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. And that has fifth-ranked Duke celebrating yet another championship in its already-record haul.Williamson had 21 points to help the Blue Devils beat No. 12 Florida State 73-63 on Saturday night in the championship game, giving Duke its 21st tournament title and sending the Blue Devils charging into the NCAA Tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history FSU: The Seminoles are headed to the NCAA Tournament, where they hope for another deep run like last year’s push to within a game of the Final Four. “We know that we’re national championship contenders,” Mann said. “We’ve got to keep that in mind and keep fighting.”Duke: The Blue Devils have claimed the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, possibly as the No. 1 overall seed. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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