He was the man who made the city of Albacete known on the soccer world map. Benito Floro has been chosen as the best coach in the history of the white team in an initiative launched by the club through social networks and in which fans from La Mancha have participated.Floro has won by a landslide and the response from Albacete fans has been overwhelming. With 198 games directed and the leader on the bench of the legendary ‘Queso Mecánico’ of the nineties, he was able to ascend in just two years from Second Division to B to the elite of Spanish football, who in his first year in Europe was very close even to qualify for the European competition. Floro’s great career at Albacete helped him later to lead Real Madrid and throughout his long career on the bench he was also at the forefront of teams like Sporting de Gijón, Villarreal and Mallorca as well as undertaking various adventures abroad.With Benito Floro on the bench, legendary white team players such as Zalazar, Catali, Chesa, Antonio, Geli and Menéndez They reached their maximum level and that team, despite the years, is still remembered with some nostalgia in the city of La Mancha. In addition to Benito Floro, another coach who has been voted is César Ferrando, a Valencian coach who achieved the second promotion in the history of the white club to the First Division and in addition to other technicians who left their mark on the bench of Carlos Belmonte such as Luis César Sampedro, Víctor Espárrago and Luis Miguel Ramis, the latter ceased in February due to the poor results of the team and that last season was very close to achieving promotion to First division.This initiative to choose the best eleven in the history of Albacete, which will be 80 years old next August, has been launched by the club so that its fans can vote through social networks during these days of confinement.
Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) protests a call beside Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)None of this is good.It’s a bad look for James Harden, after a game where he took 15 free throws, to say he wasn’t getting favorable whistles. It’s counterproductive for the NBA to say there were three uncalled fouls against LeBron James in the waning moments of a Finals rematch. It’s troubling that referees are too often part of the postgame story.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This is Christmas week, an unofficial start date of the NBA season for casual fans who shift their focus from football to basketball.Those new eyeballs are not seeing the league at its best.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReferees have been in the news plenty this season, especially this week. No one wants that. Fans pay to see triple-doubles, not double-technicals. The latest ref drama was Thursday night in Boston, where the Celtics rallied from 26 points down to beat Houston — but postgame talk was dominated by discussion of two late offensive foul calls against Harden.“You never want to see a game end like that,” Brooklyn’s Caris LeVert said. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Holm aiming for upset of Justino, 2nd title belt at UFC 219 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Boston loved the calls and Houston hated them and everyone else is likely split down the middle. Thing is, fixating solely on those two whistles robs the league of a chance to revel in what should have been considered a great basketball game.The two calls against Harden came in the final 8 seconds, both pushoffs drawn by Boston’s Marcus Smart.It is undeniable that Smart is a very good defensive player.He also has a reputation among opponents for being a flopper.On the first of the two late fouls, Smart appeared to grab Harden — who tried to get his arms free. 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This time, it seemed more believable. If Harden hadn’t extended his right arm so far, who knows if referee Tony Brothers (who made both calls) would have blown the whistle.The first one didn’t look like the right call. The second one did.Neither is why Houston lost. Houston lost because it wasted a 26-point lead. The Rockets might have had a chance to win in the last 8 seconds. But it should have never come down to officiating. And it had nothing to do with only two refs working the game; one of the three assigned sat out with a sore back.“First of all, how do you only have two officials on a national TV game? That is the first question,” Harden said. “A lot of grabbing, a lot of holding. How else am I supposed to get open? A guy has two arms wrapped around my whole body.”Harden also shot just 7 for 27 from the field.Fans just want the good stuff. They don’t want stories of bad calls and ref suspensions for getting physical with a player, like Courtney Kirkland did with Shaun Livingston. They probably don’t want to see what went on late in the Cleveland-Golden State marquee Christmas game, either.James got fouled three times by Kevin Durant in the final moments — with the Cavs down three. None of the three got called.James is 6-foot-8, 250 pounds, a problem to defend and a problem to officiate. He suffers from the same issue Shaquille O’Neal did; when you’re the strongest guy on the floor, opponents tend to be allowed to get away with more. He can get clobbered, but won’t always get the call.“For me, the worst thing is when I actually go over and talk to the ref and they say ‘it was nothing,’” James said.The NBA ultimately said James was right about his belief that Durant fouled him, confirming as much in the Last 2-Minute Report on Tuesday. The L2MR is a great tool, though meaningless. It’s probably safer for players and coaches to think they were the victims of a bad call instead of having those suspicions confirmed by the league, which isn’t going to change the outcomes anyway. (“Sorry, LeBron, you were right. KD did hit you. Our bad. You still lose.“) Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense It’s difficult to say if the report helps or hinders the player-ref relationship, which is somewhat tense at the moment.ESPN reported last week that the leadership from the players’ association and the referees’ union met with hopes of a better relationship between the sides. It’s a nice idea but disagreements are inevitable.Another issue: the referee corps is changing. Seasoned vets like Danny Crawford, Joey Crawford and most recently Monty McCutchen have all called their last games. Refs are getting younger, newer. Growing pains are happening.“You can’t deny that there’s a transition period right now,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.True, but no one would ever want to see a Finals game get decided by a late pushoff.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Gor were a class above their Tanzanian counterparts and save for a few instances in the second half, there wasn’t a dime of evidence that this was the same side that was playing its seventh game in less than three weeks.Head coach Dylan Kerr made changes to his team with Shabaan Odhoji starting in goal ahead of Boniface Oluoch, Charles Momanyi slotted into defense in place of the suspended Joash Onyango while Bernard Ondiek partnered Humphrey Mieno in midfield in place of the injured Ernest Wendo.In attack, Guikan started upfront playing out wide in the position usually occupied by the departed Meddie Kagere.George Odhiambo who did not train on Tuesday was replaced in the starting team by Samuel Onyango.A slow start to the match saw the first real chance at goal open up in the 12th minute when Guikan’s shot from distance was parried away by Yanga keeper Rostand Jehu.-Momanyi effortGor Mahia winger Bernard Ondiek attempts to go past Yanga defender Juma Abdul during their CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe rebound fell on the strike’s path, but on the second bite of the cherry, he was dispossessed by Abdallah Shaibu who poked the ball off for a corner.From the resultant set piece floated in by Godfrey Walusimbi, a rising Momanyi at the back of the heavily packed six yard box saw his looping header cleared off the line frantically by the Yanga backline with the keeper well beaten.Ten minutes later though, Gor had the ball in the back of the net when Tuyisenge met a delightful ball from Onyango after beating the offside trap before finishing calmly past Jehu.The goal injected renewed confidence into the Gor side and they played with more purpose, keeping possession well and being patient to open up the defense. Yanga were playing second fiddle and they were far from convincing, failing to trouble Odhoji in Gor’s goal.Their first real chance at goal had to wait until the 41st minute when they won a freekick from good range after Juma Hassan was fouled, but Ibrahim Ajibu struck the resultant set piece over the bar.Gor continued to attack and in the 43rd minute, they should have done better when Walusimbi’s cross from the left was poorly defended, the ball falling on Ondiek whose shot was however weak, the keeper making an easy pick.–Guikan goalGor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan has an effort at goal blocked by Yanga defender Abdallah Shaibu during their CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the stroke of half time, Gor doubled their lead once again thanks to Mieno’s passing magic, the midfielder slipping through a defense splitting pass that was met by Guikan on the other end, the Ivorian calmly slotting the ball into the bottom left corner, the keeper left in no man’s land.Yanga started better in the second half, probably buoyed by the half time pep talk which inspired them to come back in and fight to reclaim the two goal deficit.Gor’s start in the half was dampened with striker Tuyisenge limping off injured just four minutes in after failing to recover from a knock he picked towards the close of the first half.In his place coach Kerr brought in new signing Francis Mustafa with Gor fans getting the first opportunity of seeing their new Burundian acquisition brought in to replace Kagere.Mustafa had a chance to mark his home debut with a goal after interchanging passes with Guikan but he failed to pull the trigger inside the box, his shot blocked and Guikan picked up the rebound only for it to be saved by the keeper.Another peach of a pass from Mieno in the 63rd minute landed on Onyango at the back post but the former Ulinzi man’s connection was blocked by the keeper at his near post.A minute later, a promising build up from Gor saw Ondiek pick the ball from good shooting range, but his low effort was deflected for a corner.Gor’s building pressure bore fruit in the 65th minute when Hajj headed into his own net as he tried to clear away a cross from Kahata destined for Momanyi inside the box after a short start to a corner.With the game in comfort zone, Gor slowed down the tempo, passed with ease and managed to control the attacks from Yanga.Guikan then finished off the day in emphatic fashion slamming the ball home from the edge of the box after a counter attack with three minutes of play left.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate one of their four goals against Yanga during a CAF Confederation Cup game at Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 18- A brace from Ephrem Guikan, one from Jacques Tuyisenge, and a Mwinyi Hajji own goal saw Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia outclass Tanzania’s Yanga 4-0 at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday night to move a step closer to qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup quarter finals. The victory which was K’Ogalo’s first in the group stages took them to five points in the standings, remaining second after leaders USM Alger beat Rayon Sport 2-1 in Rwanda.
1 Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie is set for a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, Potters boss Mark Hughes has revealed.The Nigeria international, 33, was stretchered off during Stoke’s surprise win over Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday, and while Hughes initially hoped the problem wasn’t series, it has now emerged the forward will undergo surgery.Stoke haven’t placed a timescale on his recovery but the club have not included Odemwingie in their 25-man Premier League squad, meaning he cannot be registered to play until January at the earliest.Hughes told the club’s official website: “He’s going to have some kind of procedure but the medical staff are waiting for the knee to settle down.“He’s going to have to wait a couple of weeks before it’s actually done but once the operation is done we know he will work extremely hard to get back.“It’s a significant injury and unfortunately it’s a long-term one, but Peter has a great attitude to work and life in general – he’s always got a smile on his face – and he’s going to need those qualities. It will be a long road back but we wish him well.” Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie
1 Lazio have made Southampton striker Graziano Pelle their top transfer target.The 30-year-old will have one year to run on his contract come the summer and he is reportedly open to a return to Italy.AC Milan have already expressed an interest after deciding to send Mario Balotelli back to Liverpool following his unsuccessful loan.But, according to Corriere dello Sport, Milan will face competition from Lazio after they placed Pelle at the top of their summer shopping list.The Serie A side are in need of a new striker, with Miroslav Klose set to leave the club following five seasons in the Italian capital.Lazio had been looking at Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile, but they are now ready to go all out for Pelle instead. Graziano Pelle in action for Southampton
The community of Burtonport have expressed their disappointment and anger after local signage for a railway walk was vandalised.The damaged sign at Acres, BurtonportThe sign for the Burtonport Railway Walk was erected recently at a cost of €200 to the local people of the area.But the signage was ripped form its post this week at Acres, Burtonport. “It’s just so sad to watch something that is supported by 100s of community members and visitors alike, and which our community have collectively worked so hard on in terms of development and fundraising, get torn apart by mindless acts of thuggery,” said a spokesman.The section of reclaimed railway track has been developed into a beautiful walkway. and extends from Burtonport to Meenbanad and is approx 6.5 miles / 10.46 km return. ANGER AFTER SIGNS FOR BURTONPORT RAILWAY WALK WRECKED BY VANDALS was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Burtonport Railway Walkvandals
Pictured at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference in in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim County Meath where the IHF Gathering Awards were presented on Tuesday were from left, Michael Vaughan, Outgoing President, IHF, Margaret Jackson and Paul McCormack from Emerald Isle Gathering, Donegal receiving the ‘Best Sports Gathering award from Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland.Picture by Don MacMonagleA former police chief from Ballybofey has hit the back of the net with his efforts for The Gathering.Retired NYPD Deputy Inspector Paul McCormack received the prestigious Best Sports Gathering Award at Trim Castle in Meath from Minister for Sports, Deputy Michael Ring TD yesterday.Mr McCormack was recognized for the extraordinary work he put in bringing the wonderful Gathering events he organized to Dublin and Donegal in 2013. Proud Ballybofey man Paul with his award.He brought the NYPD Gaelic Football Club to Croke Park for the first time, and arranged a special day in Croke Park for 44 local children from the Beann Eadair GAA club in Howth.He also arranged a special gathering charity game in MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey.Jim McGuinness and the 2012 Donegal Allstars joined forces with the NYPD team in a match against an Irish Legends team.Thousands of people turned out for a great game and a Donegal-New York night afterwards in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. All proceeds from the event went to support Letterkenny General Hospital. Pictured at the Irish Hotels Federation Conference in in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim County Meath where the IHF Gathering Awards were presented on Tuesday were from left, Michael Vaughan, Outgoing President, IHF, Margaret Jackson from Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Retired Deputy Inspector Paul McCormack, NYPD & Donegal receiving the ‘Best Sports Gathering award from Michael Ring, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Electric Ireland. FORMER AMERICAN POLICE BOSS SCORES FOR DONEGAL’S GATHERING EFFORTS! was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalPaul McCormackThe Gathering
Shaban Muhammad(right) has not played a competitive game since the end of last season in May. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–FUFA has released a 31 man squad set to start preparations for the COSAFA U-20 tournament next month.The 12-team tournament will be hosted by Zambia from 6th-16th December, 2017 where the Uganda Hippos will take part as guests.Uganda was put into group A along with the hosts(Zambia), Swaziland and Malawi.The team will start training on November 27, at Namboole stadium while Uganda’s opening fixture is on December 6, against Zambia.The Squad was selected based on continuity from the first edition of the FUFA Juniors League, players who featured in the AFCON U-17 Qualifiers in 2014 and the Uganda Premier League who fall in the U-20 category as explained by the FUFA Youth Development Officer Bashir Mutyaba at FUFA house in Mengo.The 31-man SquadGoalkeepers: Ken Said (Proline FC), Kibowa Eric (St Mary’s Kitende), Mwirusi Ali (Kibuli SS)Defenders: Okot Fred (URA FC), Okiling Andrew (USA), Komakech Alex (Nyamityobora FC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Asiku Bashir (St Mary’s Kitende), Wasswa Gofrey (Vipers SC), Kamugisha Clinton(Mbarara City FC)Midfielders: Kasule Abubaker Muhammad (Express FC), Kasozi Nicholas (Sc Villa Jogoo), Poloto Julius (KCCA FC), Luboyera Azake (Ottawa Furry-Canada), Tumwesigye Frank (Vipers Sc), Okello Allan (KCA FC), Kagium Shafik Kuchi (URA FC), Pius Obuya ( Maroons FC), Gadafi Wahab (Onduparaka FC), Sharif Mohamed (Express FC)Strikers: Kagaba Nicholas (URA FC), Shaban Mohamed (KCCA FC), Mukwala Steven Dese (Vipers SC), Pius Wangi (Vipers SC), Atamba Nathaniel ( (Mbarara City FC Junior Team), Tibita Hamis (BUL FC), Onyai Raymond ( Kataka FC), Kyeyune Umar (JMC Hippos FC), Tenywa Henry (The School-Iganga) and Ssebutinde Charles (Nyamityobora FC).The technical team has Matia Lule (Head coach), James Odoch (Assistant coach) and Sam Kawalya (goalkeeping coach).Comments
CHICAGO — When the Giants added right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave to their 40-man roster on July 18, the transaction appeared more like a clerical error than a wise decision.Gustave hadn’t appeared in a major league game since 2017, owned a 6.85 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento and wasn’t among the top five relievers on his minor league team.A month after Gustave’s name surfaced in an unlikely roster move, the Dominican Republic native has emerged as one of the Giants’ best relievers.“You look …
According to a press release from the European Space Agency, a missing link in stellar evolution has been found. Observation: excited molecular hydrogen in two colliding galaxies. Conclusion: a star is born:The scientists noticed that the overlapping region of the two colliding galaxies is very rich in molecular hydrogen, which is in an excited state. In particular, the radiation from molecular hydrogen is evenly strong in the northern and southern areas of the overlap region. Much to the team’s surprise, however, there are too few supernova explosions or regions of intense star formation there to explain the observed molecular hydrogen emission. So, the excitation of the molecular hydrogen must be the signature of that observationally rare pre-star birth phase in which hydrogen is excited by the mechanical energy produced in the collision and transported by shock waves. In other words, these results provide the first direct evidence of the missing link between gas collision and the birth of the first stars. The team estimates that when the gas will collapse to form new stars, during the next million years, the Antennae galaxy will become at least two times brighter in the infrared. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The observations were made with ESA’s ISO infrared observatory. Although scientists have assumed that colliding galaxies produce shock waves that lead to rapid star formation, “So far, however, there was no clear picture of what happens in the time between the collision of two galaxies and the birth of the first new stars.” The observation of molecular hydrogen in an excited state is said to the be signature of this stage.Excuse me, but are you not assuming what you need to prove? You said that direct observations of star birth by gas compression are lacking, then assume that gas compression is producing star birth. That’s called begging the question. The point of this commentary is not to dispute whether star formation occurs by gas compression caused by shock waves. It is to encourage good science. This press release did a mighty sloppy job of making its case. Assume for a moment you are an unbiased, neutral observer listening to an astronomer prove that when hydrogen is compressed by galaxy collisions and supernova explosions, it collapses into compact burning objects called stars. From your personal experience, you might be tempted to assume that excited gas does no such thing. Yet Professor Zubenelgenubi insists it happens, so you, unbiased observer that you are, are eager to hear his proof. He first claims that the observations are scanty, but we see infrared radiation from areas where star birth is occurring. Are you convinced yet? He continues:The astronomers believe that star formation induced by shocks may have played a role in the evolution of proto-galaxies in the first thousand million years of life of our Universe. Shock waves produced through the collision of proto-galaxies may have triggered the condensation process and speeded-up the birth of the very first stars. These objects, made up of only hydrogen and helium, would otherwise have taken much longer to form, since light elements such as hydrogen and helium take a long time to cool down and condense into a proto-star. Shock waves from the first cloud collisions may have been the helping hand.Your next response to him might be that this makes a nice story, but you were expecting proof that stars form by compression of shocked gas and he seems to be just assuming they do. Silently you wonder if the Professor has actually been observing anything for a billion years, but uninitiated frosh that you are, you meekly point out that it would seem that shocked gas would dissipate, not compress into compact, dense, shining objects. He then points to his Exhibit A: “Ah,” he patronizes, “but now vee have zee proof! Vee have zee missing link!” [drum roll] “excited molecular hydrogen!” [cymbal crash]. Biological evolutionists are often guilty of assuming evolution to prove evolution. Every data point is inserted into a pre-existing mental picture of the very thing they need to demonstrate. Here we see it happening with astronomers, too. The story is the thing: the big sweeping panorama of big-bang-to-earth evolution is merely assumed, and every little ounce of observation is fit into the story, whether the observation justifies it or not. As for proto-galaxies, the science we read shows that the very oldest galaxies were already mature (see 03/10/2005, 08/27/2004 and 07/08/2004 entries), so where are the missing links for this cosmological Cambrian explosion? The story of star formation itself is not without problems (see 03/31/2004 entry) – so much so, that Simon White remarked, “The simple recipes in published models do not reproduce the star formation we see. Theorists are now having to grow up.” This ESA press release seems appropriate only for those in kindergarten. Maybe shocked hydrogen forms stars, and maybe it doesn’t, but any unbiased truth seeker would surely demand more evidence than this. Where else would such a physical process occur? We can observe compressed gas and shock waves in the solar system, such as the bow shock at Jupiter’s magnetic field boundary. There, the compressed gas just flows around the outsides and doesn’t form compact, dense objects. In this case, gravity is too small to be a factor, so the comparison may be moot; that’s beside the point. Read this press release without assuming stellar evolution is true and you would be hard pressed to find a solid reason to find the case convincing. Don’t ever get swept into the emotional euphoria of any scientist’s bluff. Is it not ironic that the only ones obeying the bumper sticker, “Question authority,” are the creationists?(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0