Athletic tips In the interview also Athletic Bilbao. Team that, wait, wins the Copa del Rey (the return of the semifinals is played next week. The lions leave with a 1-0 advantage over Granada and the return is played in Los Cármenes). In which Clemente did not forecast was LaLiga. “As Athletic can not be, may God give it to Saint Peter to bless it, “he said. Atlético was ready in Lisbon. And also two years later, in Milan. As he had been in 1974 in Brussels against Bayern. But neither before the Germans nor later in their next two Champions finals, both of the 21st century, that Lisbon, that Milan, the rojiblanco club achieved what it so much craves. In his museum La Orejona. Javier Clemente, who was his coach in the eighties-nineties, has talked about it in an interview with Efe and sounds meridian. “I have been to Atlético de Madrid and it would be good for football if Atlético de Madrid won the Champions League“he declared when asked about what he expects. And his wish is clear: that a Spanish team wins.”I am friends with Pep. But if they arrive in Madrid or Barcelona, it is good for Spanish football to win. Or the Athletic. Valencia has it harder, “he said.
MOST READ Nietes wants 4th world title to usher in new year Romeo: Hoping for positive startSan Miguel coach Leo Austria is well aware that all eyes are on his Beermen when the Philippine Cup kicks off the Philippine Basketball Association Season 44 on Jan. 13.“Four straight (Philippine Cup titles) and we’re gunning for fifth,” he told the Inquirer. “Notching four was already unprecedented.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 View comments But Austria said that he is treading carefully.“Over at social media, people are saying there are not enough basketballs to go around [the team],” he said. “The challenge now lies in conjuring the perfect chemistry. I always try to tell keep everyone in line to avoid them from being consumed by an individualistic mind-set.”Austria, who had steered San Miguel Beer to six PBA titles, touched up on Romeo, who, he acknowledged has been the target of flak by fans.“We had a lengthy conversation,” he said of his first chat with Romeo since the cager’s trade from TNT. “He shared a lot of things.”“I told him that’s only the start,” Austria said. “You’re up for more. You should no longer be the awards. It should be a championship. He was positive about it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The expectations are swelling. You could see it everywhere, on paper,” he added. “The same could be said with our formidable lineup. We still have to work things out. I know that talent couldn’t prevail if you put in the hard work.”The toil, according to Austria, starts with the team’s chemistry. He believes he can expand his notoriously limited player rotation sans imports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s all-Filipino. I feel like my rotation is going to be great. It could include 10, 11 or maybe 12. And with our new additions? That’s exciting,” he said.San Miguel acquired embattled guard Terrence Romeo, international veteran Paul Zamar, and recalled old hand Ronald Tubid as part of the campaign to reassert their dominance in the prestigious conference. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
There is no argument that officials and players of Barrack Young Controllers are not sincerely happy of the team’s recent performance in the national soccer league.The reason is that BYC, the Liberian champions are set to leave the country on February 5, to honor their first leg CAF Cup Championship match against Ghana’s Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.The Baba Yara Sports Stadium is Kotoko’s home-ground and the city of Kumasi is the home of the team.This means that Kumasi and its stadium are favorite places for Kotoko. The team is sometimes referred to as Kumasi Asante Kotoko. And like their traditional rivals, Hearts of Oak, is also known as Accra Hearts of Oak, since Accra is its home ground.It is no joke that Kotoko is taking the competition with all seriousness.For example, reports from Ghana indicate that at least eight players from Kotoko formed part of the Black Stars that reached the finals of the just ended 2014 CAF CHAN competition in South Africa.How prepared is BYC against Kotoko in Kumasi on February 9? A closer look at the team’s league matches is not encouraging, if that is the yardstick to measure the team’s seriousness.The team has played three recent matches, losing one, drawing one and winning one, none proving their preparedness for their match a team like Kotoko.The team’s 1-1 draw against Jubilee FC, and its victory 2-1 over Watanga last Sunday showed poor marksmanship. BYC has not put up any impressive performance in three matches. Can they change the tune and make a difference against a determined side like Kotoko?Does it make sense to wonder about what could happen in Kumasi on Sunday, February 9?It is absolutely unfair to pitch a poorly prepared team against one that is determined to reach the stars. Don’t accuse me of making a doomed prediction against BYC.Soccer competition survives on adequate preparation and I am not impressed with the team’s league performances, which should indicate their preparedness against any team outside Liberia, let alone Kotoko of Ghana.Except some miracles fall in favor of BYC, I am not sure the team’s coaches will still have their jobs, the day after February 9.The next problem is the chances of Red Lions against Equatorial Guinea’s Estrela Cantanhez.True, not many of us have heard of the exploits of Cantanhez, but qualifying for a CAF tournament means they have something to offer their countrymen.Now playing their first leg at home, one would think that Red Lions have prepared well and winning their league matches.A look at the Cellcom LFA League shows that Red Lions are dancing on the relegation zone.Red Lions have not shown any impressive and determined performance against any local team, let alone a foreign team and as a result there are more questions about what could happen in Monrovia on February 9.This conclusion should not surprise you, since the team is struggling to maintain a respectable position on the league.The two representatives must challenge themselves to play more than expected, if they are able to ensure favorable representations.Perhaps our two representatives can prove me wrong by playing above themselves to assure Liberian soccer fans that Liberian football is not dead.At least Cellcom has done enough and it is time for our club representatives to do their best, which means winning their matches against their opponents on February 9.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Donegal Schoolboys 1997 are through to the final of the Under 15 Foyle Cup after an impressive performance in the semi final against St Johnstone FC from Scotland last night.They finished 4-1 winners with goals from Jack Blake, Kieran Maloney, Eamon Mc Hugh and Kieran Mc Phearson.They will play Draperstown Celtic FC in the final at the Riverside Stadium at 7.30pm on Friday. They came through their section with a 7-0 win against ANB Soccer from Canada, 4-0 win against Limavady United FC and they topped their section with a hard earned 1-1 draw against Crumlin Colts.The squad are under the stewardship of Jerry Rodden, Joe Rodden and Danny Doggan. FOYLE CUP: SUPER DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS THROUGH TO FINAL was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FOYLE CUP: SUPER DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS THROUGH TO FINAL
Leicester, though, are unwilling to sell such a prized asset and have slapped an £80million price tag on the 25-year-old, which represents a world-record fee, beating Liverpool’s £75million signing of Virgil van Dijk.But given the player’s talent, Brown, speaking exclusively to 888sport, doesn’t think his price should matter when it comes to signing him.He said: “Maguire had a fantastic tournament and has been really good for Leicester since joining them from Hull. He’s shown that he can play on the world stage. That’s the sort of player Manchester United need. He knows the Premier League and knows what it’s about.“I never talk about the money side of it because if a player will strengthen your team then the transfer fee is what it is. I don’t talk about the money. All I care about is whether he will be good for the team and he definitely would be a great signing.” Most Popular Premier League News ALTERED If the Red Devils do baulk at the cost, though, Brown is backing another World Cup star to be the club’s second choice in the transfer market.Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina is wanted by several clubs having impressed for Colombia in Russia and Brown feels he could be a good fit at Old Trafford.“[Yerry] Mina could be a good partner for Bailly,” he added. “Obviously, he’s not played in the Premier League before but he actually did very well in the World Cup. I think Harry Maguire would be first choice but that doesn’t take anything away from Mina who is a good player.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact predicted Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Mina scored against England at the World Cup earlier this summer smart causal 2 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 2 And with Maguire and Mina as possible incomings, Brown told 888sport he felt defender Chris Smalling may need to leave Old Trafford for the sake of his career.“Chris Smalling two seasons ago was United’s best defender,” he noted. “Then Jose started to make a few changes and he hasn’t played a lot since then. He might have had a word with the manager already asking what the plan is for his future and if Jose has said he won’t be playing much then it’s in Chris’ best interests to leave and get first team football. If he’s not said that though then there is still competition for places there.“Chris is still at a good age and will want to be playing.”Read the full 888sport interview with Wes Brown, including his thoughts on who should wear the armband this season. revealed latest BEST OF gameday cracker BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Manchester United should forget about the possible world-record transfer fee and sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, says Wes Brown.The Red Devils are seemingly intent on landing a new centre-back with England World Cup star Maguire at the top of Jose Mourinho’s wishlist. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Manchester United target Harry Maguire was superb for England at World Cup 2018.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Coyotes found new life when Valerie Evans floated a 35-yard shot just inside the crossbar and just over the hands of Wildcats goalkeeper Kerrie Gonzales in the 75th minute to draw Cal State to 2-1. Evans then tied the match in the 84th minute when she turned Krista Feer’s pass into a one-on-one opportunity and beat Gonzales with a low shot to the left corner of the net. Each team had a pair of good opportunities during overtime, but could not capitalize. Cal State San Bernardino improves to 5-8-1 overall, 3-7-1 in CCAA play. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL On Saturday, Nicole Courtney led all players with 20 kills as the UC San Diego women’s volleyball team rallied for a five-game victory over 11th-ranked Cal State San Bernardino 31-33, 24-30, 30-20, 30-20 and 15-11, in La Jolla. Down 3-0 in the second half, the Cal State San Bernardino men’s soccer team battled back as Barry Steele scored an unassisted goal in the 51st minute and Lorenzo Loson hammered home Steele’s pass from the corner in the 82nd minute. But it wasn’t enough as the Coyotes lost 3-2 Sunday to Chico State in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match at Chico. A.J. Carboneau scored a pair of goals and Kurt Murin notched a goal and an assist as the Chico State men’s soccer team snapped its five-match losing streak. The Wildcats scored all three of their goals in the first half, and then held off the Coyotes for the win. With the loss, Cal State drops to 12-7 overall, 6-4 in CCAA play. Up 2-0 heading into the third game, the Coyotes proceeded to drop the next three games to lose their second match of the season to the Tritons, who improve to 15-4, 7-3. Cal State was led by Lisa Dogonyaro, who had 19 kills and 23 digs, and Traci Weamer, who added 17 kills and 14 digs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cal State San Bernardino falls to 6-8-1 overall, 5-6-0 in CCAA play. WOMEN’S SOCCER Valerie Evans scored two second-half goals as the Cal State San Bernardino women’s soccer team rallied for a 2-2 with Chico State on Sunday in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match at Chico.
[vemba-video … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The main topic of conversation following the Warriors’ 104-100 Game 1 win over the Rockets Sunday isn’t Golden State’s gutsy effort on short rest.It isn’t Kevin Durant’s dominant offensive run — he scored 35 points Sunday and is averaging 40 per game over his last five — either.No, the conversation is all about the referees.
8 November 2012Banyana Banyana secured a place in the final of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) African Women’s Championship with a thrilling 1-0 win over Africa’s top-ranked team, Nigeria, in a semi-final played at the Bata Stadium in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday.It was a first victory for Banyana over Nigeria, who were the defending champions, since the South African national women’s team was founded in 1993.‘Amazing sense of pride’After the game, South African coach Joseph Mkhonza said: “Seeing Banyana Banyana beat Nigeria for the first time in our team’s history has left us with an amazing sense of prize and confidence ahead of Sunday’s final against the hosts Equatorial Guinea. All of our players need to be commended for their commitment and discipline shown.“We had to pick ourselves up after the opening match defeat against Equatorial Guinea and have applied ourselves to beat Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo and now Nigeria,” Mkhonza said.“We have some homework to do before Sunday’s final, knowing we will play in front of a large red-clad crowd in what is certain to be a packed Malabo stadium, but we will be ready for the challenge.”GoalCentral defender Janine van Wyk scored the all-important goal in the 23rd minute, after the Nigerians failed to clear their lines from a corner kick. She gathered the ball 25 metres out from the goal and let fly with a left-footed shot, which dipped and hit the underside of the crossbar, leaving Nigerian goalkeeper and captain Precious Dede with no chance of stopping it.The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana will face Equatorial Guinea in the final in Malabo on Sunday, 11 November, after the hosts defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the first semi-final played earlier in the day.Nigeria pushed hard for an equaliser in the second half, but they found Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Thoko Mndaweni in fine form between the posts at the South African end of the field.Fine defensive workThe Nigerian attacks were often neutralised by some fine defensive work, with Amanda Sister combining superbly with Van Wyk in the heart of the Banyana Banyana rearguard. They were well aided by fullbacks Gabisile Hlumbane and Nothando Vilakazi.With the speed of striker Jermaine Seoposenwe causing a major problem for the Nigerian defenders, and with the experienced Portia Modise dominating the midfield tussles along with captain Amanda Dlamini and the young, tough-tackling Refiloe Jane, the South Africans saved their best performance at the tournament for the clash with the Nigerians.Van Wyk’s goal was her second against the Nigerians in the African Women’s Championship. Two years ago, in Ekurhuleni, she netted a superb free kick against the Super Falcons in the African Women’s Championship.“I have been in the Banyana Banyana side since 2004 and we have tried for so long to beat the Nigerians, but luck has never been on our side. But now we have proved that we can compete and beat the best on the continent,” said Van Wyk, whose strike was her ninth in a Banyana Banyana jersey.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Sandwiches – some call them food of the gods, but for most of us, they’re a simple, easy meal to enjoy out and about or at home as comfort food. While technically a savoury or sweet filling between two pieces of bread, there are many different takes on what a sandwich can be.CD AndersonFrom the Mexican tortilla to the American hamburger, the ham and cheese croque-monsieur and the Middle Eastern shawarma, cultures around the world all have their own version of a sandwich that perfectly sums up their tastes and heritage.South Africa, with its melting pot of cultures, has its own distinct sandwiches, rich in both the history of the country as well as in taste.Here are six of the best South African sandwiches to inspire your next lunchtime.Bunny chowIconic South African sandwiches: the Bunny Chow pic.twitter.com/IEuVGsMPlg— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016The bunny chow dates back to the 1940s, when Indian migrant workers in the sugar cane plantations of what was then Natal devised a unique, no-mess, no-fuss method of carrying their vegetable curry lunches in the fields: in a hollowed-out half-loaf of bread.Traditional roti bread proved too unstable for a meal on the run, so food sellers (most notably the legendary Durban street café Kapitan’s) used loaves of government bread as a cheaper and more mobile alternative.The name derives from the word ‘bun’ and the curry ingredient ‘achar’, anglicised into ‘bunny chow’. The modern bunny chow is not limited to vegetarian curry, with meat variants and even a breakfast bunny made with bacon and eggs proving popular. Despite the sandwich’s working class origins, the bunny chow is also enjoyed as a gourmet meal in top-class South African-themed restaurants around the world.An African variation of the bunny chow, found in most food spaza shops in townships across the country, is the spatlo, or kota, a hollowed-out quarter-loaf filled with chips, polony and egg.Iconic South African sandwiches: the Spatlo (or Kota) pic.twitter.com/a30twfnUNX— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016The gatsbyIconic South African sandwiches: the Gatsby pic.twitter.com/dm1bYAzXpJ— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016The gatsby is a Western Cape take on the traditional submarine, or sub, sandwich, a long bread roll filled with fish, chips and peri-peri sauce. Variations can include other meats, egg and polony. Calamari is also a favourite filling. A larger, Gauteng variation is nicknamed ‘AK-47’ because it can be held in one’s arm.Originating on the Cape Flats during the 1970s, the sandwich, named after the book The Great Gatsby was a way for factory workers to use dinner leftovers for next-day lunches.As one of the country’s more well-known foods, strongly integrated into the heritage and identity of the Cape Flats, gatsbys are served in up-market restaurants and corner cafés alike.Above all, given its generous size, part of the sandwich’s enduring popularity is that it is always best enjoyed when shared.Boerewors rollIconic South African sandwiches: the Boerewors roll pic.twitter.com/q0xRCe24sV— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016Like the American hotdog, the humble boerie roll is quintessentially a national food of the people, enjoyed by South Africans of all ages, from all walks of life.Served with fried onions and tomato relish – maybe a hint of chilli if so inclined – the boerie can be homemade as part of a traditional family braai or bought from mobile food stalls at sporting events, church bazaars, even after a night out on the town. It is the ultimate South African comfort food.Braai broodjieIconic South African sandwiches: the Braai broodjie pic.twitter.com/S3KxrXgrNR— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016While it might seem like a deceptively simple variation on the universal toasted cheese and tomato sandwich, the distinct South African flavour of the braai broodjie comes from its back-to-basics preparation: on the grill, over an open fire.A sandwich with cheese, tomato, onion and salt and pepper, the challenge in making a flawless broodjie is getting the cheese perfectly melted without burning the bread.While commercial food manufacturers have attempted to duplicate the taste of a braai broodjie on a larger scale, nothing quite beats building your own broodjie from scratch and grilling it over the fire to your personal perfection.Midundu, or vetkoek and minceIconic South African sandwiches: the Midundu (vetkoek and mince) pic.twitter.com/WpbXM4950Y— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016Based on the Dutch ‘olie bol’ (oil dough ball), the vetkoek is a perfect package as a sandwich, even if not completely traditional. The variations are endless, and not just savoury. The vetkoek can be made with jam, peanut butter and thick syrups.But mostly, the vetkoek and mince combination is the most popular, always readily available and always delicious, from mobile food stalls at public gatherings and at the self-styled vetkoek palaise fast food outlets.As comfortable in the heart of farming country as it is at your local shis’nyama, or even as part of a bunny chow or gatsby, the vetkoek and mince sandwich is the quintessential South African sandwich.Source: WikipediaSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 Ohio State Fair is underway and Ohio soybean farmers invite fairgoers to have fun, learn more about soybeans and meet some of the men and women who grow them. The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff are presenting sponsors of the fair, as well as presenting sponsors of the 2015 Junior Livestock Shows, the O’Neill Swine Building, Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center and Rabbit & Poultry Pavilion.The Ohio Soybean Farmers’ booth in the Nationwide Donahey Ag and Hort building will feature a virtual reality tour of soybean fields and the Ohio River to highlight soybean exports and international markets. There will also be an opportunity for friends and family to race each other in a mechanical pig race, showcasing animal agriculture, the number one customer of soybeans.“We are very excited about the 2015 Ohio State Fair and proud to be a presenting sponsor once again,” said Patrick Knouff, OSC Chairman and Shelby County soybean farmer. “This event gives us a unique opportunity to meet with people, have fun and show them how farmers do what we do.”On Saturday, Aug. 8, OSC will host Soybean Day at the Ohio State Fair. Samples of soy-based bioproducts and fun, interactive games will be available. Several Ohio soybean farmers will be at the Cardinal Gate entrance to greet fairgoers and explain what soybean farmers in the state are doing to sustain the lives of people and animals, while taking great care of the environment around them.