first_img18 Renato Sanches is approaching what one day was in Benfica in this new stage in Lille. The Portuguese, who has lived a hard stage between Munich and Swansea after leaving Lisbon, wants to meet his best football again to wear the national team’s shirt this summer. The midfielder explains how he has lived these years, his ‘rebirth’, how was his childhood in Lisbon and his signing frustrated by the PSG. Your full statements in L’Equipe Be a holder: “I feel happy. We all want to play. I know I have talent but I have to prove it. Right now I feel good.”Expectations: “I don’t think I suffered. When I left Portugal it was difficult. I was not prepared and could not face the challenge. After a year, I changed my mentality and my body adapted to German football but I did not have the opportunity I deserved. Everything remains in the past. Now, I want to prove that I am a good player. “Swansea: “I was injured. I could not train. I did not feel motivated. I was injured three times. I was not well, my leg was not well. I usually am strong but, at that moment, I felt nothing. I just felt that nothing was going all right”.His signing frustrated by the PSG: “I spoke with Antero Henrique (former PSG sports director), who had spoken with Mendes, my agent. Everything was ready. I was having dinner at a restaurant and my agent told me: “Tomorrow you fly to Paris.” I said yes, I went home and packed my bags. The next day I went to train and Niko Kovac told me: “You’re not leaving!” I stayed and didn’t play that week. The next, he put me five minutes. I saw how I lost my place in the selection and some of my qualities. Even my classmates asked me why I didn’t play because I was one of the best in training. Even Sule said it in an interview. And the same thing happened last summer … “Bayern and departure to LOSC Lille: “I was ready to play at Bayern. I knew the president, the coach … Munich was my home but as I saw that nothing changed, I talked to Jose Fonte and Luis Campos (manager of Lille). We met in Lisbon on vacation. My agent brought me other offers but I trusted Lille. I had good vibes. It is not a small club and if you play well, they will recognize you. I just wanted to play and be happy again. “Eurocup: “I came to Lille because I have some goals and going to the European Championship is one of them. I want to be on all the lists. Not in one and not in the next. I want to be in the team.”center_img Get out of a bad situation: “All that has already happened. Now is the time to vindicate myself. It is time to demonstrate and teach people my best football. My family and the people who love me have helped me a lot. Not only in football, is life in general”.The role of his father: “He always gets the best of me. He used to tell me not to give up. Sometimes you don’t have anyone to tell you and I find him in my family. I work for me and for them. That makes me happy. My two little brothers and my nephew play football and I want to be an example for them. “Street football: “When I was little I always played in the street. I was with my ball all the time. Now, from time to time, I take that football to the field. This is how I learned. I have a different style. In France I have also seen players who do it It’s my style, I was born like that, I’m a different type. It’s not special but I do things different from what other players do. “Constant Battle: “I want to win. If you win, you get respect. When you play on the street you also have to win. You bet paying for a meal. It’s a matter of dignity.”Live with the victory: “I want to win forever. That’s why it makes me nervous sometimes. To the cards, to the ONE, to the ping-pong, to the billiards, in the training …”Growing up in Amadora, outside Lisbon: “When I was little I sometimes went to school and sometimes I didn’t. I used to play soccer in the street. Other times we did stupid things. When you’re young you do things that can’t be done and more when you were born in this kind of neighborhood. It helped me to grow up. Some friends have been in prison for doing things that they shouldn’t have … This is life. It has to learn. I learned a lot there and it is not a bad place. When I return to Portugal I always see my friends there. They grew up with me and I’m not going to leave them behind. “Relationship with Fernando Santos: “I talked to him before going to Swansea and he said:” If you want to come back you have to play. “He is honest and always tells you everything in the face. I went there and did not play so much. I was sad because I was not going to go with the national team but I think this year I will return. I will work for it. “Be indispensable in the selection: “I don’t know what would make me indispensable. If I score more goals, if I play all the games well, he will call me. When you score and play well every week it is difficult to ignore that work. At the moment, I am not getting it. I want to do it more often and I work to get it. “I remember when he finished his career: “I would like people to say:” When it started, it was good, it won titles. He had bad years but came back stronger. “Better than ever: “I feel better player every day.”last_img read more

first_img NO PENALTY AWARDED Before that, Reno were left counting their lucky stars when referee Karl Tyrell turned down a penalty shout from Humble Lion, when a defender obstructed the forward run of Kirk Duckworth into the area. The draw kept Humble Lion fourth in the 12-team points table on 40 points, while Reno are doing their best to avoid the relegation battle. They have 31 points, two places above the red zone. “I am not altogether disappointed. Today (yesterday), I thought we played a good game. We were a little unlucky, but that’s part of the game,” said Michael Graham, the FC Reno coach. “We still aren’t putting away our chances and that is hurting us, but we are confident that we will survive the scrap heap this time around,” added Graham. WESTERN BUREAU: Injury-prone Levaughn Williams scored as Humble Lion FC earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with FC Reno at Frome Sports Complex in yesterday’s round of matches of the Red Stripe Premier League. Williams told The Gleaner after the drawn encounter that his team was in the right frame of mind to hold on to a semi-final spot. “It was a difficult game. Reno played us hard as they are battling relegation and we are seeking to hold on to fourth or climb as high as we can in the table with the semi-finals around the corner,” the attacking midfielder said. The former national representative scored in the 53rd minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s 16th minute strike for the hosts. FC Reno’s goalie Joel Johnson raced off his line to collect a through pass into the area, but Williams poked the ball around Johnson before slamming the ball home for the equaliser. Williams said he was delighted to have scored, but felt Humble Lion deserved the three points. “This is just us building towards our end of season goal, which is to become Red Stripe Premier League champions for the first time. But that will not happen until we hold our position in the top four and then move from there and, of course, win the final should we get there,” Williams said. The game was there for the taking for either team, and in stoppage time, FC Reno came close when right-back Shamar Bernard struck a fierce shot but found the firm hands of Humble Lion goalkeeper Kadeem Davis.last_img read more

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The upcoming Big Bam Vertical Slam, which is planned for September 17th, could be postponed until next year due to a lack of registrants.Event organizer Laurie Cardinal says that though many have shown interest in participating in the 2nd iteration of the Slam, which is set to feature both a 5km hike in addition to an obstacle course, the number of confirmed registrants is still below what organizers had hoped to see at this point in time. Event planners had aimed to see close to 400 participants come out for the event, however the number of current 130 registrations is closer to 130.Cardinal acknowledged that though many hikers will be registering for the Vertical Slam at the last minute, she said that the equipment required to build the planned obstacle course requires advanced booking. Purchasing or renting the equipment and services in advance is more difficult due to the Ski Hill being a non-profit venture. Cardinal added that organizers will postpone the event and include it in the Big Bam Vertical Slam that is scheduled for June 10th, 2017. She says that current registrants will be able to get a full refund, or include their registration fees in next year’s event.- Advertisement -For more information, or to register, go to read more

first_imgAfter Saturday’s 3-1 win at Arsenal, victory at Old Trafford sustained United’s momentum ahead of Sunday’s crucial derby showdown with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.In avoiding defeat, United established a new club record of 40 home games unbeaten in all competitions, their last loss on home turf being a 2-1 defeat by City in September last year.With Basel winning 2-0 away to Benfica in the other group game, CSKA had to content themselves with a place in the knockout phase of the Europa League while the Swiss side went through.Mourinho made six changes to the team that had beaten Arsenal, handing a rare start to forgotten left-back Luke Shaw, and the low-key feel was only exacerbated when the Champions League music failed to play prior to kick-off.Restored to the United attack in place of Anthony Martial, Rashford procured a couple of early chances.He scuffed a shot against the post from Lukaku’s pass and then, after Juan Mata had brilliantly brought down a lofted Daley Blind pass and cut the ball back, drew a one-handed save from Igor Akinfeev.Making his first start since April, Shaw got forward well from his left wing-back role, stinging Akinfeev’s palms with a volley and narrowly failing to pick out Rashford with a low cross.But CSKA looked purposeful when they had opportunities to attack and after Vasili Berezutski and Vitinho had shot over, they took the lead right on half-time. And in curious fashion.– Akinfeev wrong-footed –Romelu Lukaku in action against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. PHOTO/DailyMailMario Fernandes cut the ball back from the byline on the right and Vitinho’s stabbed effort struck Alan Dzagoev on the back and bounced into the net.At first glance Dzagoev appeared to be offside, but replays showed he had been played onside by Blind, who had slid off the pitch as he attempted to cut out Fernandes’s pass.Adding to the confusion, UEFA initially credited the goal to Dzagoev, only to then award it to Vitinho.United quickly set about restoring parity in the second half, Rashford working Akinfeev with a rasping drive from a narrow angle, and in the 64th minute they levelled.From the inside-left channel, Paul Pogba used his left foot to play a raking pass in behind the CSKA defence and Lukaku held off Viktor Vasin to toe a close-range volley past a wrong-footed Akinfeev.It was only the Belgium striker’s second goal in his last 13 appearances.The visitors barely had time to kick off before finding themselves behind as Mata’s lobbed pass set Rashford scuttling into the box to plant a left-foot shot inside Akinfeev’s left-hand post.Mourinho used the opportunity to hand game time to youth-team graduates Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe, both of whom came on as late substitutes.But there was almost a sting in the tail for the hosts after Dzagoev stole into space and forced Sergio Romero — deputising in goal for Emirates Stadium hero David de Gea — to save with his legs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Marcus rashford (r) celebrates his goal with Luke Shaw. PHOTO/Daily MailMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 6- Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored as Manchester United defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14.A contentious goal awarded to Vitinho gave CSKA a shock lead on half-time, but Lukaku and Rashford struck twice in two second-half minutes to send Jose Mourinho’s side into the last 16 as Group A winners.last_img read more

first_imgFrom staff reports North Torrance overcame a strong effort from visiting Torrance to remain undefeated atop the Pioneer League girls volleyball standings with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 victory on Wednesday. “We played well enough to win – that is not what our goal is,” North coach Lawrence Hom. “I was expecting us to play a better match. They need to learn that teams are going to be playing hard against them.” Chelsea Tupuloa led Torrance (11-6, 3-2) with 11 kills, nine digs and two aces. Ilyanna Hernandez led North (16-3, 5-0) with 15 kills and seven digs. Kristin McNeese added seven kills and four blocks for North. Karin Ng added 30 assists. Girls tennis The doubles team of Ana Tatsuno and Lindsay Gerber swept its three sets to lead Peninsula (11-5, 3-2) to an 11-7 nonleague win at Marlborough (6-4, 3-0). Jacob Mark led El Segundo with three goals in an 8-6 Ocean League loss at Beverly Hills. Matt Kubeck had 11 saves for El Segundo (10-7, 3-3). Venice (258) took the the City 1 League match over LACES (292), Narbonne (310) and Palisades (342) at Rancho park. Debbie U led Narbonne with a 49. Boys water polo Girls golf JC women’s volleyball Lauren Simmons had 11 kills and 13 digs as El Camino defeated host L.A. Trade Tech in 30-14, 30-3, 30-11 South Coast Conference match. Marcella Hernandez had nine kills and four blocks while Sam Taylor added 27 assists for El Camino (17-1, 6-0).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. Katie Judd added eight kills, five digs and two aces for Torrance. Also in the Pioneer League … South Torrance 3, El Segundo 0: Hattie Waybright had 11 kills and six digs to lead South (19-8, 4-1) to a 25-23, 25-17, 25-16 victory at El Segundo. Setters Brooke Fournier (20 assists, six digs) and Shanna Miller (17 assists, eight digs) played well in place of Chelsea Alpough, who missed Tuesday’s practice due to sickness. Shannon Roberts contributed 10 kills and eight digs for South (19-8, 4-1). Keely Stevenson led El Segundo (3-8, 2-3) with seven kills. In a nonleague match . . . Bishop Montgomery 3, Marlborough 0: Kelly Omatsu led Bishop Montgomery with eight kills and 12 digs in a 25-14, 24-23, 25-16 victory at Marlborough. Jennifer Edmund added 12 kills for Bishop (17-6, 4-0). last_img read more

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are set to step up their pursuit of Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, according to reports in France.The newly-crowned Premier League champions are preparing themselves for a wave of offers for Kante this summer, who is being tracked by a number of heavyweight clubs in Europe.According to L’Equipe, PSG believe they are the only club who could persuade Kante to leave the King Power Stadium this summer and are expected to make an initial offer of around £32m.Kante, 25, has been a revelation in the midfield engine room for the Foxes this term and is expected to feature heavily for France in this summer’s European Championships.PSG have reportedly made contact with Kante’s representatives to try and turn his head towards a move back home, while PSG sporting director Olivier Letang plans to meet the player during the tournament in France. N’Golo Kante was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award 1last_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court on Wednesday nullified a law that made it easy to seal divorce court records. The justices, without comment, declined to review an appeals court decision of a billionaire’s divorce that declared the 2004 law “unconstitutional on its face.” The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and the California Newspaper Publishers Association had urged the court to let the January appeals ruling stand. The case was brought by supermarket magnate Ronald Burkle, who had filed under seal 28 documents about personal income, expenses and the post-marital agreement with his former wife, Janet. Ronald Burkle’s attorney, Patricia Glaser, was not immediate prepared to comment. Janet Burkle’s lawyer, Philip Kaufler, was also not immediately available.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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe law, which critics said was written by lawmakers to help Burkle, a major campaign contributor, required a judge to seal any court record providing information about the financial assets and liabilities of those getting divorced. Sensitive information is often blacked out of court records, but the law in question allowed the entire document to be sealed and did not give judges any discretion. Lawmakers have been mulling a less restrictive law, but an Assembly floor vote was postponed indefinitely last week. Kelli Sager, the media’s attorney, said the decision was an important victory for the public. “In general, the Constitution protects the public’s right to review court proceedings,” she said. “It gives them some means to figure out if the court is operating the way it should.” last_img read more

first_imgBuncrana GAA Club NotesBuncrana seniors played on Saturday night against local rivals Urris. A mixed squad went down to an enthusiastic Urris side fighting to remain in division three. Darrach O’Connor was in good form at centre half forward with Caolan McGonigle also adding in a good performance.Buncrana were penalised twice from the penalty spot resulting in two goals. In the end it was the visitors that ran out winners on a scoreline of 0-15 2-13. A well deserved 2 points for Urris. U16 HurlingThe U16 hurling season came to an end with a crushing extra time defeat to old foes St Eunans in the championship semi-final. The game itself was played in ideal conditions and no quarter was asked or given. Buncrana started the brighter, early points from Evan Mc Callion, Arron Craig and a Mattie Mullholland goal settled the Scarvey boys who lead at halftime by two points.St Eunan’s dominated the second half with the impressive Shane O Donnell a thorn in the Buncrana side, it was end to end with points from the O Doherty brothers Niall and Liam, Oisin Roe Doherty and Gavin Deehan. Arran Craig scored two brilliant goals to take the game to extra time. This was to prove a bridge too far for the Buncrana Boys, and St Eunans were deserving champions on a scoreline of 4-11 to 6-8.In defence, Matthew Wilson and David Carey where solid, at halfback the ever impressive John Vaughan excelled, Captain Niall O Doherty was a tower of strength throughout, himself playing with a serious facial injury received playing schools football on Tuesday. He was well supported by the industrious Oisin Roe and Gabhan Kelly.Tom Mc Laughlin was relentless and is probably one of the most naturally gifted hurlers in the club, and his tough no nonsense style of hurling can hopefully be built on and carried into minor and senior level. Arran Craig, himself only back from a serious back injury, was impressive but found the heavy schedule of games lately take their effect as it entered extra time. Evan Mc Callion has been a revelation this year, with pace to burn and a great attitude to match.The management would like to thank the boys for their efforts. Their behaviour on and off the field was excellent and a great bunch to manage. There wasn’t much between the sides all year and hopefully we will learn and come back stronger next year. The older members of this squad have an Ulster Minor Championship to look forward to, so their season is not over yet .Team: Daragh Doherty, Finn Mc Laughlin, Matthew Wilson, David Doherty, Cathal og Wilson, John Vaughan, Jason Mc Laughlin, Niall O Doherty (capt), Oisin Roe Doherty, Tom Mc Laughlin, Arran Craig, Gabhan Kelly, Liam O Doherty, Evan Mc Callion, Matthew Mullholland. Subs: Conor Redmond, Oisin Kelly, Ryan Hegarty, Gabhan Deehan, Caolan O Neill, Ruari (roe) Doherty.Condolences The club wishes to extend their sincere condolences to Senior Players Adrian and Helena Mc Colgan on the death of their mother Gertrude, grandmother of Fionn and Daire. Our thoughts and prayers are with the extended Mc Colgan family at this difficult time.Mental Fitness SeminarThe Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town will host a Mental Fitness seminar on Friday 14th October. This event is free and all coaches and mentors are encouraged to attend. For more information use the link below. GAA: Buncrana Seniors defeated by local rivals Urris was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Buncrana GAACLUB NOTESGAAURRISlast_img read more

first_img How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Alisson have been shortlisted for two Champions League awards for their performances last season.Salah, 26, is up for the Forward of the Season prize, while the Brazilian is one of three men in contention to win the Goalkeeper of the Season award. Salah was voted PFA Player of the Year last season Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible xi smart causal NEW ERA Meanwhile, Alisson goes up against Real stopper Keylor Navas and new Paris Saint-Germain glovesman Gianluigi Buffon, but it should be stressed Alisson is up for the prize for his form as a Roma player. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more center_img The Egyptian is up against Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the award, with Roberto Firmino, who notched up ten goals and seven assists in Europe, being a notable absentee in the category.Salah also netted ten goals for the Reds en route to the final in Kiev which saw Liverpool lose 3-1 to Real Madrid.However, Salah’s final was cut short when he came off with a shoulder injury following a clash with Sergio Ramos – leaving many Kopites outraged.Ramos has been nominated for the Defender of the Season prize alongside Los Blancos team-mates Marcelo and Raphael Varane. Latest Football News gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact ALTERED possible standings last_img read more

first_imgMembers of the National Road Relay Teams, Captains Award. ALL PICS BY DARREN CROSSANBernie Walsh Club Person of the yearCiaran Doherty Male Performance of the yearAnn-Marie McGlynn Female Athlete of the year,Female Performance of the year and Female Track Athlete of the YearBrendan Boyce Male Athlete of the year (accepting the award on behalf of his brother is Brian Boyce) from RTE’s Greg Allen.LETTERKENNY ATHLETICS CLUB AWARDS NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 10th, 2015 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:awards nightLeterkenny Athletics Clublast_img read more