Lionel Messi has received homages and congratulations from all over the world after leading Argentina to the World Cup in Russia next summer. PODRÁN IMITARNOS, IGUALARNOS…JAMÁS!!! pic.twitter.com/WYVLUFurWB— Sacachispas (@SacachispasOK) 16 de agosto de 2017 Upd. at 13:23 sport.es IN SPORT.ES CEST All the players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, appeared on the pitch of play wearing masks of Messi smiliing. It was a team of Messis. “Our hero in this LIO (Argentine for mess),” was written on Sacachispas’s official Twitter acount with the photograph of the team before their match against Comunicaciones, played in Agronomía. The Sacachispas squad decided to pay homage to the man from Rosario, Messi, in an entertaining way as they came out on to the pitch this weekend. It is not the first time that Sacachispas surprised their supporters when entering the pitch. Many still remember the time they came out with Santa Clause masks on. They have arrived in various different ways, some of them more fun, others more standard. One of them has come from the modest Sacachispas, who play in the Primera B Metropolitana. Nuestro único héroe en este LÍO! pic.twitter.com/6o5zqMUzs6— Sacachispas (@SacachispasOK) 14 de octubre de 2017 El simpático homenaje a Leo Messi Sé parte de esta nueva “B”atalla. #HaceteSocio pic.twitter.com/Vzdq35tjqw— Sacachispas (@SacachispasOK) 7 de septiembre de 2017 15/10/2017 #BuenJueves A empezar el día con #ConfianzaTOTAL como los gladiadores de @SacachispasOK antes de jugar la #CopaTOTALArgentina ⚽️���� pic.twitter.com/RjnMhqQr7h— Total Argentina (@TotalArgentina) 7 de septiembre de 2017 ⚽️ Algunas de las formaciones que realizó en los últimos meses @SacachispasOK �������� pic.twitter.com/fbFHOMx8O7— Santiago Ravidlas (@SantiRavidlasPy) 23 de mayo de 2017
Saul came on in the 58th minute and was the big protagonist of the game. Elche gave him a plaque and a shirt before the game started – they were his first club. Tatiana Pérez Upd. at 12:47 The Atletico midfielder said “we lacked effectiveness in front of goal, which gives you the tranquility to finish games off well. We are not scoring goals and in the end we suffered.” IN SPORT.ES “I can’t leave content after the game, with the image of the team, I think we have to give more, we have to be self-critical. The team was not as good as we would have wanted and we have to keep working to improve it.” Saul Niguez left the city of his birth with a bad flavour in his mouth. Despite enjoying “a sepcial and emotional” game, which Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 with Eibar, in the first leg of the last 32 Copa de Rey tie. CEST Saúl: “Nos falta efectividad de cara al gol” 26/10/2017 “I will never forget this day,” he added. “To come to my city with the team that has given me everything, which is Atletico, is very emotional.”
Advertisement 90tlNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsovWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E87( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 60wjWould you ever consider trying this?😱vhCan your students do this? 🌚90q50Roller skating! Powered by Firework Defending champions of the Hero ISL, Chennaiyin FC announced their 25-men squad today, who are set to represent the club for the forthcoming season that starts this Saturday.Advertisement Chennaiyin FC’s squad for 2018-19 ISL season.Team’s coach John Gregory addressed the gathering briefly before introducing out each and every player and support staff who are part of the squad to take part in this 5th edition of ISL.Mailson Alves who scored in the finals of the previous edition has now been made the captain of the side after the club failed to agree a contract for Henrique Sereno. Apart from that the usual suspects of midfielders Raphael Augusto and Gregory Nelson, and, defender Inigo Calderon make the squad.Advertisement Midfielder Andrea Orlandi, who played with Inigo Calderon at Brighton and Hove Albion, and forward Carlos Antonio are the new foreign signings.In the Indian player’s list, youngsters Issac Vanmalsawma, formerly of FC Pune City and Srinivasan Pandiyan of Chennai City FC have been selected. More youth talent have been added to the squad with the likes of Hendry Antonay, Bedashwor Singh and Zonunmawia this time around.Advertisement But the club is set to face a major setback as one of their key players and local boy, Dhanpal Ganesh is set to miss the first few weeks of the tournament due to injury.Once having finished announcing the squad for the forthcoming season, the coach and the players stayed back for a short press conference.When asked on how much pressure they have had to face being the defending champions, Gregory said that they have had no pressure and were looking ahead to the start of the season. He also added that the players were looking relaxed just like how they were when they faced BFC in last season’s final.Jeje Lalpekhlua, who has been with the squad since the inception of the tournament said that he could see developments every year with the team. He said that the quality of the foreign players, who have been with the team have always influenced them in the right direction.Gregory who was then asked on how he was going to utilise his youngster’s for the season, he said that the right time will come when they’ll be given a chance. Gregory also added that Ganesh, who wasn’t even part of the squad in the first half of last season got to play a major role in winning the title in the second half of the tournament.Mailson when asked about his new role as captain said that he was looking forward to the challenge and will be looking to emulate what Sereno did to the club last season.Andrea Orlandi then admitted that Inigo Calderon had a huge part in influencing him in joining the ISL Club. He said that he would contact Inigo regularly who would always give him a positive feedback about the club.The team’s assistant coach Sabir Pasha then answered the final question in the presser. When he was asked on whether the current squad was better than last year’s one, Pasha said that they couldn’t be compared and both of those teams look good.Here’s the full squad:Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Sanjiban Ghosh, Nikhil BernardDefenders: Mailson Alves (C) (Brazil), Eli Sabia (Brazil), Inigo Calderon (Spain), Jerry Lalrinzuala, Tondonba Singh, Laldinliana Renthlei, Zohmingliana Ralte, Hendry AntonayMidfielders: Raphael Augusto (Brazil), Gregory Nelson (The Netherlands), Andrea Orlandi (Italy), Francisco Fernandes, Thoi Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Germanpreet Singh, Srinivasan Pandiyan, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Bedashwor Singh, ZonunmawiaForwards: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Mohammed Rafi, Carlos Antonio Salom (Palestine)Chennaiyin FC are trying to become the first side to defend their title successfully. They will have their task cut out as they’ll face bigger challenges ahead of them with the international breaks and AFC cup commitments. They kick start their campaign away to BFC this Saturday.Also Read:Surprise: Klopp wants to win ugly! Advertisement
Egypt’s capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the football-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo.Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp penalty to put Egypt four points clear with one match left in their African group E qualifying campaign.The win clinched Egypt a long-awaited spot in Russia for the 2018 World Cup finals, where the Arab world’s most populous country will compete on football’s ultimate stage for the first time since Italy in 1990.“It’s been 28 years and we’re finally going to enter the World Cup. Today is a day of celebration for the entire country,” said 41-year-old Gaber Fathy.The raucous mood spilling out on the streets marked a respite for Egyptians after years of hardship, from IMF-backed austerity reforms that have pushed inflation to record highs to a tough law on protests that has made public gatherings exceedingly rare after two presidents were toppled since a 2011 uprising.“You can look around and see how people are happy. This is something you never witness in Egypt,” said 23-year-old Gamal Mohamed in downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the iconic centre of the country’s once-active protest movement, which has since been quashed by tough security measures.Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi congratulated the Egyptian people after the match as tireless fans draped in flags turned the streets into an impromptu parade of red, white and black.Just across the border in neighbouring Gaza, where Egypt has led a political reconciliation process, thousands of Palestinians poured into an open-air park to cheer on the second Arab country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after Saudi Arabia.
The Jamaica versus United States rivalry on the track will continue tomorrow in the women’s 400 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet. Both countries will parade four athletes each for the event. Six of these athletes competed at some stage in the Rio Olympic Games 4x400m . Those down to compete for Jamaica are Novlene Williams Mills, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Christine Day and Anneisha McLaughlin Whilby. The United States team will be led by Natasha Hastings and include Courtney Okolo, Phyllis Francis and Ashley Spencer. This race is expected to be one of the most competitive events on tomorrow’s programme as there is no clear favourite. Three of the American athletes in the line up went under 50 seconds last year. Okolo did 49.71, Hastings 49.90 and Francis 49.94. However, this is a new year and this will count for nothing as with the season so early no one has dominated the event so far and Hastings with a season’s best of 50.74 at the Shanghai Diamond League a week ago, when finishing second is the top ranked athlete going into the race. No other athlete has gone under 51 this year. The Jamaican to watch is Williams Mills. She has a season’s best of 51.45 when finishing fourth in Shanghai and normally runs her best races on local soil and a good performance is expected once again from her. McPherson, the 2016 Diamond League winner, was off to a slow start in Shanghai where she finished seventh and will want to make up for that performance while both McLaughlin Whilby and Day will be hoping also for big improvements on their season openers.While the front running American Hastings could go all the way her teammates Okolo, Francis and Spencer who finished third in the women’s 400m hurdles in Rio last year will be hoping to crash the Jamaican party. Okolo could make a big mark here. This is her first individual 400m of the season but she looked the best of the Americans when they won the 4x400m event several weeks ago at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas. New year
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Dawkins, a former Naismith player of the year and assistant coach at Duke, will match up with Krzyzewski on Sunday as No. 9 seed UCF attempts to upset No. 1 seed Duke in an East Region matchup at Columbia, South Carolina.It’s the type of scenario Dawkins would rather avoid, even though he’s been through this situation before. Dawkins faced Krzyzewski before during his tenure as Stanford’s head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Virginia Tech and Liberty are located less than 100 miles from each other but have traveled all the way across the country to San Jose, California, to face off with an East Region semifinal berth at stake. The 13th-seeded Flames earned this date with No. 4 seed Virginia Tech by upsetting Mississippi State 80-76 for their first NCAA Tournament victory.These two teams should know each other pretty well. Virginia Tech beat Liberty 86-70 in a preseason exhibition that raised over $36,000 for hurricane victims.They haven’t met with anything on the line since Virginia Tech beat Liberty 73-63 on Nov. 19, 2014.WATCH OUT FOR 3sTennessee has allowed 15 3-point baskets in each of its last two games, which represents a major concern heading into its matchup with Iowa. The Hawkeyes shot 11 of 22 from 3-point range in a 79-72 first-round victory over Cincinnati.“It’s not that we’re not trying to defend the 3-point line,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. “You’ve got to give (the opponents) credit. They’re making the shots. It’s not like they’re layups, either. They’re making shots from very deep range, and that’s part of the game. And that 3-point line is a great equalizer in some ways.”THE REST OF THE SCHEDULEIn a matchup of double-digit seeds, No. 13 seed UC Irvine puts its 17-game winning streak at stake and seeks its first Sweet 16 berth as it faces No. 12 seed Oregon in a South Region second-round game. … Buffalo’s high-flying offense matches up with Texas Tech’s stingy defense. Buffalo is scoring 85.1 points per game while Texas Tech allows only 59.2 points per game. … Houston faces Ohio State and attempts to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since losing to Georgetown in the 1984 championship game. Houston lost a second-round game last year 64-63 to eventual runner-up Michigan on a Jordan Poole 3-pointer at the buzzer. Perpetual Help-Jonelta rules NBTC 3×3 P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US LATEST STORIES Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SEEKING FASTER STARTSNorth Carolina and Virginia both trailed at halftime Friday before rallying to beat No. 16 seeds in the first round.Virginia was behind 36-30 at halftime of its 71-56 victory over Gardner-Webb. North Carolina erased a 38-33 halftime deficit in an 88-73 triumph over Iona.Both realize they need to get off to faster starts Sunday.“We can’t have that letdown tomorrow,” North Carolina forward Luke Maye said Saturday. “We’ve just got to do our best to make sure we come out the right way and got to punch them in the mouth early.”Virginia should feel a little more confident now that it’s advanced beyond the first round. Virginia became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed last year when it fell to Maryland-Baltimore County.“I think how we won (Friday) is a huge testament of our growth from last year,” Virginia guard Kyle Guy said. “Last year, we were in the same situation, and we panicked as an entire program, and this year we didn’t, and we took care of business and got the job done.“Yeah, we can breathe a little bit easier now, but at the same time, it’s the NCAA Tournament, so like you said, we’re not relaxed. We’re not content by any means. We still have our foot on the gas and just trying to go as far as we can,” he said.Duke also started slowly and led just 31-27 at halftime before rolling to an 85-62 victory over North Dakota State.FAMILIAR FOES Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Dawkins was the starting point guard for the Duke team that lost to Louisville in the 1986 national championship game. That team also included Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, former NBA player Mark Alarie, ESPN commentator Jay Bilas, New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry, former NBA general manager Billy King and Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, among others.“What a collection of great guys who really understood the game,” Krzyzewski said.Dawkins later worked as an assistant on Krzyzewski’s staff from 1998-2008. He’s in his third season at UCF and led the Knights to their first NCAA Tournament victory Friday when they defeated VCU 73-58.“I think my team will come out with a sense of maturity,” Dawkins said. “I think they’ll come out with a focus. And that’s where they’ve been all year. They’ve come out, and they’ve competed against everyone we’ve played against, and that’s, I think, largely because of the leadership. Our senior leaders, guys that have been around. They’ve demanded that from all of our players.”Here are some other plotlines heading into Sunday’s games:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far “No one looks forward to that type of situation,” Dawkins said. “It’s something that happens because we’re in the tournament and it means we’ve done well because we’re all moving forward, but it’s not something you look forward to.”Duke is one of three No. 1 seeds from the Atlantic Coast Conference playing a second-round game Sunday. North Carolina faces No. 9 seed Washington in a Midwest Region game at Columbus, Ohio, and Virginia meets No. 9 seed Oklahoma in a South Region matchup at Columbia. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Central Florida coach Johnny Dawkins points during the team’s first-round game against VCU in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski’s first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth.Standing in Johnny Dawkins’ way is his former coach and boss.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Dear Editor,The Mayor and City Council continues to express worry about the condition of many of its roads in different sections of the city. Many of its roadways are broken, in a state of disrepair and, in some cases, even impassable.One reason for this is the use of these roads by single-axle heavy-duty vehicles. A classic example is the extant negative condition of David Rose Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens caused mainly by heavy-duty single axle vehicles hauling building materials and other things to an expanse of open land, which is now being developed by investors and other contractors, just beyond Cane View Avenue.Irate residents have been complaining about the negative physical conditions of these roads, which make them unsafe.It is public knowledge that the City Council does not have the where withal with all to carry out urgent road repair works. It is also public knowledge that the Council is called upon to fulfil its statutory duties, including road building, to citizens with a very narrow revenue basis. This coupled with neglect by property owners to honour their civic obligation, the lack of valuation in the city for over 20 years, steep the increases in the costs of goods and commodities used by the Council to provide service to the citizens and a high level of indiscipline, by some, to care for city infrastructure exacerbate the situation.These are some of the reasons which influence the Council is action to begin consultations with owners and operators of heavy-duty single-axle vehicles to share the daunting challenges facing the Council and to allow those to make a contribution to the maintenance, repair and construction of roads in City of Georgetown area.Also, Council is mulling the ideas of approaching Guyana Revenue Authority for a percentage of revenues from licensing of vehicle, to assist with the construction and maintenance of roads and facilities that are connected to them.Sincerely,Debra LewisPublic RelationsOfficerMayor and CityCouncil
Box Score The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team dropped a 3-2 double overtime decision in Game 1 of their best-of-three OUA quarter-final series with the Western Mustangs on Wednesday, February 21 in London, Ont. Second-year forward Breanna Berndsen got Toronto on the board with a goal assisted by Rebecca Bourgeois and Kiyono Cox. Game 3, if necessary, is slated for Saturday night (Feb. 24) back at Western at 7 p.m. Then, with just 1:17 remaining, third-year forward Jessica Robichaud evened the score with an unassisted marker to force overtime. Down 2-0 with six minutes remaining in regulation, the Blues scored two quick goals to force the extra frame. Story Links Western’s Sheilyn Waites proved to be the game’s hero, scoring 12:25 into the second overtime period to seal the Game 1 victory. Blues rookie netminder Madeline Albert posted 34 saves in the loss. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version After a scoreless first period, Western opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker from Catherine O’Connor late in the second frame. They extended their lead to two after Alyssa Chiarello found the back of the net seven minutes into the third frame. The Blues will look to even the series this Friday, February 23 as they host Game 2 at Varsity Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale here.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.An overlay would be the least traumatic way to add a new area code to the 818, and fairest. Those who have had their 818 number for decades don’t deserve to have them taken away from them now. And considering how many area codes L.A. has already, 10-digit dialing isn’t enough of a reason to cause a split. Just overlay it. THE Public Utilities Commission is taking the correct steps in preparation for a new area code in the San Fernando Valley. This week, the commission started holding public hearings to listen to the concerns and suggestions of residents and business owners about how to create the new area code. The Valley is running out of phone numbers in the 818, and a new area code, 747, is necessary. The question is whether the commission will split the Valley and force a new area code on one half, or give the 747 area code to any new phone in the Valley and institute 10-digit dialing. It’s good the commission is airing the issue, but we don’t see how there’s even a question.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON — Reports of Club Deportivo Guadalajara’s InterLiga demise have been greatly exaggerated. Chivas, as Mexico’s most popular club is known, was down to its final seconds late Tuesday night at Home Depot Center, but Omar Bravo’s goal in the third minute of stoppage time forged a 1-1 draw with Necaxa, sending Guadalajara to one of Sunday’s two tournament finals at HDC. The winners qualify for Copa Libertadores, South America’s club championship. The Press-Telegram ran an erroneous game story, reporting a 1-0 Necaxa victory, as the result of a miscommunication with another newspaper in the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. The initial story, filed on deadline in the 83rd minute, was refiled after Bravo’s goal, but the Press-Telegram wasn’t alerted. Guadalajara (1-0-2, 5 points), which would have been eliminated with a loss, finished second in Group B to UANL Tigres (2-1-0, 6 points). Necaxa (1-1-1, 3 points) was eliminated from the annual eight-club event. Bravo’s strike, after Diego Martinez headed on Manuel Sol’s cross from the right wing, delighted the heavily pro-Chivas crowd of 26,253 and event organizers Soccer United Marketing, Major League Soccer’s commercial arm, which can count on another sellout Sunday.