No. 8 Privateers Win Semifinal Rematch Against No. 4 HBU 6-1

first_imgLed by a continuing strong outing from Kyle Arjona on the mound, UNO retired the Huskies from the sixth to the eighth to take its five-run lead into the final frame. Arjona tossed eight strikeouts, allowed five hits and one earned run on 104 innings of work. He remained in the game to finish out his complete game and secure the 6-1 win.BSB: Arjona threw not only his first CG, but the first for any @Privateers_BSB pitcher this season. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/PzUuth0yE4— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018 Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – With first pitch coming less than 12 hours after the conclusion last night’s extra-inning contest, the No. 8 Privateers needed no bonus baseball to secure their spot in tonight’s championship game. New Orleans dominated from start to finish in a 6-1 victory over No. 4 Houston Baptist. Two innings later, Owen Magee capped a 13-pitch battle with a solo bomb over the left field wall at the bottom of the third. That was enough to end Cameron Copeland’s day on the mound after giving up five hits and three earned runs in just over two innings of work. He made way for right-hander Brady Batten with no outs and no runners on in the bottom of the second and the Privateers up 3-0. Howard managed to steal second then score on an RBI from Jay Robinson with two outs and the eight seed would take a 4-0 lead into the fourth. The Privateers scored first at the bottom of the first when a Pearce Howard RBI double deep to right center scored Collin Morrill. Orynn Veillon was walked on the next at-bat, after which Beau Bratton sent a sac fly to left field, bringing Owen Magee home for a 2-0 lead with one out.BSB: MORE MAGEE! RBI single in bottom 4th scored D. Morrill. 5-0 Privateers over HBU. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/z5XC9jjVfd— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018 Owen Magee was 3-of-5 at the plate for UNO with two runs scored and two RBIs, plus his solo homer.center_img After another quick retiring of the Huskies’ side, UNO continued to pile on the runs with two more at the bottom of the fourth for a 6-0 lead. HBU finally answered atop the fifth with a solo Jake Pulcheon homer to left field on his first swing, making it a 6-1 game with no outs. The Privateers will take on No. 3 Northwestern State tonight at 6 p.m. on ESPN+ in a winner-take-all championship game. Led by a masterful outing from junior Kyle Arjona and a dozen hits scattered throughout eight batters, the Privateers left no doubt in the double-elimination rematch after last night’s loss.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019

first_img$339,965 2 6 3 3 39% $510,305 $134,838 JockeyMts Landeskog (Outside) and Raging Whiskey (O’Neill) 9/14/19 VICTORY BY OMAHA BEACH WILL ONLY GROW IN STATURELike Bill Mazeroski’s home run that won the World Series, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the Belmont, the mythic return to glory by Omaha Beach in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship will grow in lore through the ages.The pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 4 finally returned to the races after a myriad of aborted attempts that kept the three-year-old son of War Front racing-free since last April 13, when he won the Grade I Arkansas Derby on a sloppy track.Trainer Richard Mandella, two of whose most recognizable personal traits are humility and self-deprecation, stood in solitary satisfaction on a glorious Sunday morning at Santa Anita.“I haven’t had him out of bed yet, but he looks good over the (stall) door,” Mandella responded when asked how Omaha Beach came out of the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event that provided the winner a fees-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 2.Omaha Beach won the race by a head under 54-year-old Mike Smith, who seems to get better as tempus fugits, covering the distance under high weight of 122 pounds in 1:08.79, blistering time on a track that has been described as deep and demanding by some horsemen.“It’s just a relief to have him back at the same level he went out,” Mandella said. “We had some tough obstacles to overcome at the start (surgery for an entrapped epiglottis that caused him to miss the Kentucky Derby), and then some lesser ones–just stupid things–afterward, a virus, a horse dropping the rider in front of us during a workout, just s— you can’t control, but it forced us to improvise and it turned out well.”Breeders’ Cup options for Omaha Beach would be the Sprint, the Dirt Mile or the Classic, but Mandella had any decision on hold. “I’m not even thinking about it today,” he said. “I’m just enjoying the win. We’re going to run him in the Breeders’ Cup, but we’ll see how he comes out, get him back to the track, and let him tell us.”Magnanimous in defeat, Jorge Navarro, trainer of Shancelot, the 3-10 favorite that finished second to Omaha Beach after setting the pace as is his wont, tweeted out the following: “Shancelot came back to the barn in good order.“He just got beat by an exceptional horse named Omaha Beach. What a tremendous job by ‘Papa’ Mandella. One of the best trainers ever. I’ll speak with Shancelot’s owners about the possibility to run in the Breeders’ Cup.”A fitting testimonial for an already glowing resume.LOCAL HORSEMEN FARE WELL IN EAST COAST STAKESSouthern California-based horsemen did themselves proud on the East Coast Saturday, winning four graded stakes, most prominent a Grade I triumph by Bowie’s Hero conditioned by Phil D’Amato in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.Also at Keeneland, Stubbins, trained by Doug O’Neill, set a track record winning the Grade II, $200,000 Woodford at 5 ½ furlongs on turf, and Spiced Perfection, trained by Peter Miller, captured the Grade II, $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America.At Belmont Park, Richard Baltas, whose Lady Ninja won the Grade III LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita by a nose, won the Grade II, $400,000 Hill Prince with Neptune’s Storm.“It just shows that the strength of trainers in Southern California is something everyone recognizes,” said D’Amato, tied for the training lead with O’Neill through five racing days and leading in stakes wins with three.“Racing’s always tough here,” Baltas observed. “We have our issues but we’ve always been well-represented across the country. It’s not as frequent when the turf horses ship out of state and win, like the dirt horses, because the dirt horses are expected to run well.”Added trainer Eoin Harty, President of the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT): “This year is not different from any other year, because we always do ourselves proud when we ship anywhere. Training was a little out of sorts here this year, but the quality remains. If you can be competitive in California, you can be competitive anywhere.”“It’s amazing,” said Richard Mandella. “We don’t have that big of a pond here, but through the years, California-based horses hold up pretty well anywhere you go.”Said native Californian John Sadler: “It was a really good day of racing everywhere.”S Y SKY’S NOTHING IF NOT CONSISTENT FOR CAL DISTAFF ‘CAPS Y Sky is a remarkable mare.The five-year-old California-bred daughter of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander has never been out of the money in 15 career starts, winning seven, finishing second seven times and third once, earning $703,540.Versatile on turf, dirt, long or short, the old gray mare looms a heavy favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares at 5 ½ furlongs on the grass. No surprise there. She has been favored in 12 races, six times at odds-on.“She’s in a zone now where she just runs those good races, and I’m looking forward to another one,” trainer Phil D’Amato said. “She’s very tactical. She can be on or near the lead or come from off it. I think that’s what’s made her so exceptional this last year.”As to training for longtime successful California owner/breeder Nick Alexander, who knows the game inside and out, D’Amato says theirs is a symbiotic relationship.“Nick’s really good,” D’Amato said of the 77-year-old Santa Monica resident and current chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC). “We have good communication. We talk about spots (to run), but at the end of the day, he leaves the decision up to me.”FINISH LINES: With his 1 ½-length victory in Saturday’s second race aboard 7-2 shot Chasin Munny for trainer Mark Glatt, Joe Talamo reached 1,995 in his career, five shy of 2,000 . . . There were three straight nose photo finishes Saturday in races four through six, and in the Grade II City of Hope Stakes, the first seven finishers were separated by a length and a half, the first six by a length and the first four by two heads, a nose and a neck, with 16-1 Simon Callaghan trainee True Valour winning by a head over trainer Val Brinkerhoff‘s 43-1 shot Restrainedvengence . . . Trainer Craig Lewis reports California-based Clubhouse Ride, sire of the John Sadler-trained debut maiden two-year-old winner Cali Dude in yesterday’s seventh race, has now produced an incredible 16 winners from his last 25 starters . . . Omaha Beach and Shancelot, separated by a head in yesterday’s Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship, earned Beyer Speed figures of 103 and 102, respectively . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but be open Wednesday for simulcast wagering with free General Admission and parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. Live racing resumes Thursday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. 4 Drayden Van Dyke20 3 19% 2 57% 5 2 Abel Cedillo36 33% 2 Flavien Prat22 5 3 61% TrainerSts 56% $393,574 6 4 13% Bob Baffert12 18% 7 Evin Roman16 1st 1 $119,290 3 25% 1st 4 ITM% 0 Vann Belvoir6 Win% $448,413 3 ITM% Jorge Velez25 50% 1 21% CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ GOES NATIONWIDE 32% 25% Mark Glatt16 13% (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 5) $327,242 $142,612 $31,770 5 John Sadler25 3 58% Mike Smith17 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 7 3rd 17% 2 Philip D’Amato18 59% Tiago Pereira17 1 44% $584,338 29% Richard Mandella14 50% 12% 1 8% 7 18% 45% 3 5 1 5 5 $515,502 2 38% 36% Doug  O’Neill26 3 4 27% $292,832 $132,796 54% 7 WIN BY OMAHA BEACH ONE FOR THE AGES 18% 3 Richard Baltas23 3 Simon Callaghan8 2nd $195,853 4 2nd 2 0 Win% 1 Money Won 83% 2 (S Y) SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR OLD GRAY MARE $117,997 3 56% 3rd 38% 2 5 Geovanni Franco18 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 6th, 2019FEATURES:A Day in the Life With Exercise Rider Taylor Cambra at Santa Anita ParkA Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 1A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 2Richard Mandella Discusses the Return of Graded Stakes Winner Omaha BeachWORK OUTS:S Y Sky (Outside) and Violette Szabo (D’Amato) 10/06/19American Anthem (Outside) and Qahira (Baffert) 10/06/19Kentan Road (Sadler) 10/05/19Catalina Cruiser (Sadler) 10/05/19Gypsy Blu (Glatt) 10/05/19Bellafina (Callaghan) 10/04/19Campaign (Sadler) 10/04/19Midnight Bisou (Asmussen) 10/03/19Roadster (Baffert) 10/03/19War Beast (Outside) and Acai (O’Neill) 9/14/19 0 $234,226 Money Won 2 73% $596,114 33% 1 0last_img read more

Classy Donna Veloce Waltzes To A 4 ¼ Length Win In Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel As Prat & Callaghan Team For 1 1/16 Mile Win In 1:45.43

first_imgClassy Donna Veloce Waltzes To A 4 ¼ Length Win In Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel As Prat & Callaghan Team For 1 1/16 Mile Win In 1:45.43DAUGHTER OF UNCLE MO LIKELY TO RUN IN GRADE II SANTA ANITA OAKS APRIL 4 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2020)–Heavily favored at 1-5, classy Donna Veloce gave her backers cause for pause as she stumbled leaving the gate in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita, but she soon recovered and in her first start since Dec. 7, waltzed to an impressive 4 ¼ length win while geared down at the wire under Flavien Prat. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the bay daughter of Uncle Mo got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:45.43.Breaking from the rail in a field of six sophomore fillies, Donna Veloce had two horses beat while about 3 ½ lengths off a three-horse spread consisting of Gidgetta, Speech and Tiz Fake News mid-way around the Club House turn.Leaving the half mile pole, Prat asked his mount and in an instant, she split horses three from the fence and was about a neck off a very well-meant Speech with a quarter mile to run.“She was ready, but she stumbled there at the break and that got us in behind those horses, so she was a little bit keen,” said Prat, who has now ridden “Donna” in all four of her starts. “When we turned down the backside, she dropped the bit and relaxed very well. It’s always great when they are able to adjust and I hope she can improve off of this race. She was full of run at the end and she handled everything well.”A close second in both the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1 and in the Grade I Starlet at Los Alamitos Dec. 7, Donna Veloce, who is owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor and Derrick Smith, paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.An $800,000 Fasig Tipton March 2-Year-Old in Training Sale grad, Donna Veloce, who is out of the Irish-bred mare Coin Broker, now has two wins from four starts and win the winner’s share of $60,000, she has earnings of $490,000.“I though it was a perfect race,” said Callaghan. “We didn’t plan to take back like that.  I thought she would be the fastest filly, Flavien went to Plan B, letting them go when she didn’t break good. She got a good schooling, got around them and I think that is gonna serve her to good effect in the future.”When asked if the intention was to run next in the Grade II Santa Anita Oaks on April 4, Callaghan responded, “(Kaleem and I) will talk about it over the next few days and with the other owners. But I’m pretty sure we will stay here.”Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Speech, in her first try around two turns and versus stakes competition, ran a big second, finishing 3 ¼ lengths clear of Storie Blue.  Off at 7-1, Speech paid $4.40 and $2.60.Last early with Drayden Van Dyke up, Storie Blue was easily third, paying $2.80 while finishing 3 ¼ lengths in front of Paige Anne.Fractions on the race were 22.79, 46.80, 1:12.11 and 1:38.47.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Pochettino’s highs and lows as Spurs boss following shock firing

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO’S Tottenham career has come to a bitter end with his surprise dismissal.The Argie tactician has had plenty of ups and downs in the Spurs hotseat and SunSport looks at some of the best – and worst – moments.1 Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy celebrate the Champions League semi-final win over AjaxCredit: Getty – ContributorHIGHSMOURA’S MIRACLE: May’s Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax saw Spurs dead and buried at half-time.Lucas Moura hit a second-half hat-trick — winning the tie in the final seconds of injury-time to spark wild celebrations on one of the club’s  biggest nights.SILENCING REAL:  Poch put Real Madrid, still with peak Cristiano Ronaldo in their side, to the sword at Wembley in 2017.Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-1 win that announced Spurs’ arrival on the European stage.GETTING ONE OVER ON PEP: Pochettino was the first boss to beat Pep Guardiola in England.The pair, who faced off with  Barcelona and Espanyol, first met in this country in October 2016 and Spurs beat Pep’s  Manchester City 2-0 to end their six-game winning start.STYLISH FAREWELL: The 2016-17 season was Tottenham’s final one at White Hart Lane before its demolition. They went unbeaten in the league all  season, seeing off Manchester United 2-1 in the final ever game at their old home.ENDING BRIDGE HOODOO: They had not won at Chelsea in 28 years but, in 2017-18, goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli finally gave them a victory against their London rivals. LOWSFINAL HURDLE: Spurs fell flat in June’s Champions League final losing 2-0 to Liverpool — having given away a penalty with less than 30 seconds on the clock.SEVEN HELL: Poch’s side were on the end of a 7-2 Champions League hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich last month as the season began to unravel.It was the first time Spurs had conceded seven at home in a major competition in their 137-year history.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsFINAL-DAY CAPITULATION: After a thrilling title race with Leicester had seen Spurs fall short at the death, they downed tools on the final day and were thrashed 5-1  at already-relegated Newcastle.FA CUP HEARTACHE: Spurs had lost in the FA Cup semi a year  earlier, so when they got there in April 2018 it felt like their time — but they threw away the lead, losing 2-1 to Man United to back up their “Spursy” tag.SELF-IMPOSED TRANSFER BAN: The club went  18 months and two transfer windows without bringing in any new players. It left the shattered squad lacking depth and options.last_img read more

Unsung Heighington set to join 300 club

first_imgThe former Wests Tigers back-rower joined the Sharks in 2013 and has been a shining light for the club ever since, helping deliver the Shire its first premiership in a heart-stopping grand final win over the Storm last year. Now in his 15th year in first grade, Heighington has won a premiership with two different clubs, scored 41 tries and represented England; all of them achievements he never thought possible as a teenager coming up through the grades.   Never the fastest, strongest or most creative player in the game, Heighington relied on his incredible work ethic, adaptability and toughness to reach the milestone, with the much-loved big man set to be honoured in style in front of his home fans.  “Who would’ve thought that I’d play 300? Two hundred popped around at the Tigers, then I moved on from there to here and it’s come around really quickly the 100 games. It’s an honour – I feel really grateful to get the opportunity,” he said. Heighington made his NRL debut off the bench for the Tigers against St George Illawarra back in 2003, with the black and golds doing enough to snatch a 24-20 win over the Red V.Testament to Heighington’s longevity, the other three reserves that day – Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, Chris Paterson and Troy Wozniak – only managed 107 NRL appearances between them.He was a part of the Tigers’ fairytale premiership in 2005 and was considered one of the club’s favourite sons on and off the field. “To be honest, I couldn’t believe I was making my debut,” Heighington recalled. “I was still travelling from the Central Coast to Concord for training. “Tim Sheens gave me the opportunity in Round 1, 2003 to play in the double-header. We played against the Dragons and got the win and it was a great experience. It came so quickly because I’d only started the pre-season at the end of 2002. “I got seven games in 2003 and it was like an addiction; I just wanted more of it so I just put my head down and worked. If there was somewhere that I was lacking, I’d do everything I could to pick that up. You just keep evolving your game and that’s how you stay in the game for as long as you can.”On Saturday, Heighington will join names such as Cameron Smith, Steve Menzies and Darren Lockyer to have reached the 300 club, but the 35-year-old admits it will feel weird to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the game’s greats. “It doesn’t sit well with me to have my name next to them,” he said. “I’ve probably got to thank my physios because I’ve had them flat-out. I know my body pretty well and I know what it needs to perform at NRL level. I love training and working hard and getting better as a player. The game has developed and I’ve tried to go along with that. “I’ve been lucky with injuries. I’ve only broken a few bones – I haven’t had any reconstructions which is pleasing, touch wood. I’ve had a great ride and I’ve really enjoyed it. “I just lead by example and do everything I can on the field, and hopefully the young kids come with you. One day when I’m finished, hopefully some guy jumps up and takes the role I had at the club.”Heighington is still playing as well now as he did 10 years ago, and his impact hasn’t been lost on his teammates. Captain-in-waiting at the Sharks, Wade Graham, was full of praise for the milestone man, who could be joined in the 300 club by teammates Luke Lewis and Paul Gallen later in the year. “To reach 300 games is an enormous effort. It’s a testament to how well he’s played over the years and his longevity and his durability. He’s certainly been an integral member of our squad for the last three or four years,” Graham said. “Flanno (Sharks coach Shane Flanagan) has always done a great job with not only bringing in great players, but also bringing in blokes who add something to the group, and ‘Heighno’ has certainly done that. “He’s a great character off the field, he’s very likeable and he’s easily one of the most popular in the team.”last_img read more

Race to get land for stadium in Honiara for Pacific Games

first_imgMinistry of Lands officials said two sites have been identified in the capital Honiara but have yet to get the final endorsement by cabinet.The officials said there are also issues of illegal settlers on one identified site.RNZI correspondent says the Ministry of Lands has been beset by allegations of corruption for a number of years, putting into question land titles given for sites that were reserved for national projects.last_img

All Blacks say listening bug found in their Sydney hotel room ahead of Bledisloe Cup clash

first_imgThe device was planted inside a chair and found during a routine sweep of the room in the lead up to the opening Rugby Championship clash on Saturday night.New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said in a statement that police have been called in to investigate.”A listening device was found in a meeting room this week during a routine security check,” NZR chief executive Steve Tew said.”The hotel immediately launched an investigation, we have informed the Australian Rugby Union, and jointly we have now decided to hand over the investigation to the Australian police.”We are taking this issue very seriously, and given it will be a police matter, it would not be prudent to go into further details.”The device — described as similar to that used by law enforcement and spying agencies — was found inside a chair in the hotel on Monday, a day after the All Blacks arrived.The foam of the seat appeared to have been deliberately and carefully cut to make way for the surveillance device and then sewn or glued back together to be almost undetectable, according to the New Zealand Herald.It was discovered after team management asked the security detail looking after them in Australia to sweep the room for bugs.A spokesman for the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay hotel where the All Blacks were staying said management was investigating and hoped to have more information soon.NSW police did not have any immediate information.However NSW Premier Mike Baird laughed off the alleged bugging.”I think that’s awesome — if that gives us a chance to beat the All Blacks, I’m all for it,” Mr Baird said, before bursting into laughter.AFP/AAPlast_img read more

Mark Blicavs announces ‘retirement’ after AFL rule changes

first_imgThe AFL has outlawed the ‘third-man up’ at ruck contests with Blicavs recording 154 hitouts in that role last season – the most by far in the AFL.”Officially announcing my retirement from the game effective immediately #threesacrowd @seekjobs,” Blicavs tweeted.Jokes aside, one of Blicavs most important roles for the team is to win hitouts as the third man.It will be interesting to see whether his usefulness to the team next season declines after the introduction of the rule.last_img read more

Iraq withdraws its ambassador in Lisbon for a scandal with his children

first_imgIraq has decided to withdraw its ambassador to Lisbon, Saad Mohammed Ali, on understanding that “he is not in a position” to remain in the country after the controversy surrounding his children for an alleged assault on a Portuguese teenager.The Portuguese Foreign Minister, Augusto Santos Silva, unveiled this Thursday at a press conference the decision of the Iraqi authorities, who have refused to lift the diplomatic immunity that protects the ambassador’s children, which prevents them from being tried in Portugal. Embassy of Iraq in Portugal. Image: Google They allegedly pleased a Portuguese teenager“It is not in condition”, they have said from the Governmentcenter_img The twin sons of the ambassador, Haider and Ridha, 17, assumed in a television interview to be the perpetrators of a brutal aggression suffered in August by the Portuguese Rúben Cavaco, 15, but are protected by his father’s diplomatic immunity.The Portuguese Government then asked Iraq to withdraw diplomatic immunity from the two young men so that they could be interrogated by the Prosecutor’s Office and even threatened to declare the ambassador “non grata” person and expel him from Portugal if they did not.After months of diplomatic contacts, the Iraqi authorities have decided that “there are no reasons” to lift the immunity of the two young people, Santos Silva explained, who said that the judicial process involving the diplomat’s children will continue from Now in Iraq.The minister considered that the solution found is positive because it prevents Portugal from having to declare the Iraqi ambassador “non grata” person and ensures that the judicial process will continue.The Iraqi ambassador had already reached an out-of-court settlement last week with the family of the attacked minor to pay compensation in exchange for no charges. This agreement, considered “fair” by the family, does not end the judicial process because it is a crime of public aggression.last_img read more

The Leganés points high and points to Mariano and Stuani

first_imgFrom the salary (very high for the Leganés average) to the girlfriends that the player has (Benfica asked for him) through the need to convince the player to go to a team in decline. Further, Now with the physical problems of Jovic and Benzema their options to play grow. In this case the Leganés would go for an assignment.In the case of Stuani the problem is also of all kinds. With the same clause that In Nesyri, 20 million, Girona clings to that amount to refuse to sell to its franchise player. The player’s age (33 years old) is another factor against. In favor it plays that Aguirre had it in Espanyol. The Leganés is looking at full speed for a replacement of guarantees for Youssef in Nesyri, 22-year-old Moroccan striker who in the next few hours will officially be Sevilla striker. The operation will leave 20 million euros in the coffers of Butarque and very little time to find the substitute. Mix of factors in which the pickles will be ambitious. An extensive list with two names as major wishes is already handled: Mariano Díaz, of Real Madrid and Cristian Stuani, of Girona.Both operations are extraordinarily complex, like almost all the names that arise to try to replace En Nesyri, one of the most fit men in the Leganes. In Mariano’s case the difficulties are of all kinds.last_img read more