Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— Forward Chris Kreider isn’t going anywhere after signing a seven-year, $45 million contract to stay with the New York Rangers.NHL-HURRICANES-INJURIESHurricanes’ Reimer, Mrazek, Pesce all ‘longer term’ injuriesRALEIGH, N.C. (AP)— Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour says defenseman Brett Pesce, and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek are all dealing with “longer term” injuries from Saturday’s win at Toronto.Brind’Amour says it was unclear exactly how long each would be out. Reimer left with a lower-body injury. Brind’Amour said Mrazek is dealing with a concussion and Pesce has a shoulder injury. The Hurricanes have recalled two goaltenders from Charlotte of the American Hockey League. They play again Tuesday at home against Dallas. Associated Press The Jayhawks took over the No. 1 ranking for the second time this season following a week there in December. The Bears fell to second after their 23-game winning streak ended.Gonzaga was No. 3 after a loss to BYU. And Dayton leapfrogged San Diego State for No. 4 following the Aztecs’ first loss of the season. They were followed by Florida State, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland and Creighton in rounding out the top 10.Every team in the top 10 found itself in a new position from last week.NHL-TRADE DEADLINEOttawa an active seller at trade deadline NFL-PACKERS-CROSBYPackers sign Crosby to extensionGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed longtime placekicker Mason Crosby to a three-year contract extension.Crosby, who turns 36 in September, has been with the Packers since being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft. He’s appeared in every game since then. His string of 208 games are second in Packers history to Brett Favre’s 255.Crosby is one of four NFL players to appear in every regular-season game since 2007, joining former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Baltimore punter Sam Koch, and Dallas long snapper L.P. LaDouceur. He’s the franchise leader in points, field goals, 50-yard field goals and extra points. KOBE BRYANT LAWSUITBryant’s widow sues over helicopter crashUNDATED (AP) — The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month.The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight. The pilot was among the nine people killed in the crash.The lawsuit was filed as a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter was being held at the arena where Bryant played most of his career.  NFL-LIONS-AMENDOLALions bringing back receiver AmendolaALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are bringing back veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Amendola had 62 receptions for 678 yards receiving with one touchdown last season in his first year with the Lions.The 34-year-old Amendola was just 12 yards receiving away from surpassing his career high set in 2010 with the St. Louis Rams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKOBE BRYANT MEMORIALBryant’s widow speaks at memorialLOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two. They were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking at times through tears, Vanessa Bryant praised her husband’s devotion as she addressed thousands of fans gathered at Staples Center. That’s the downtown arena where Bryant played for the Lakers for 17 seasons of his two-decade NBA career.The ceremony began with performances by Beyonce and Alicia Keys. The mourners included Lakers greats such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson, plus other celebrities.NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal said he and his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate had a complex relationship but that they always respected each other and never took things too seriously. The two won three NBA championships together.A weeping Michael Jordan told the crowd that “when Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died.” He said a piece of everyone in the crowd died as well. Jordan urged people to use the inspiration of Bryant’s life for their own.center_img February 24, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: — Goaltender Robin Lehner says he is excited about a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Golden Knights. Lehner tweeted: “Going to be a ride. Can’t wait to get there.” Lehner is expected to back up Marc-Andre Fleury in Vegas.— Patrick Marleau will get another shot at winning a Stanley Cup after being traded by the San Jose Sharks to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional draft pick. The Penguins also acquired forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres for Dominik Kahun.— The Sabres acquired forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional 2021 fifth-round pick.— The Edmonton Oilers are trying to give Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl some help by acquiring winger Andreas Athanasiou from the Detroit Red Wings. Edmonton is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks and forward Sam Gagner to Detroit for Athanansiou, who’s a restricted free agent after this season. The Oilers also got winger Ryan Kuffner in the trade.— The Carolina Panthers acquired center Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers. Trocheck has 10 goals and 36 points in 55 games this year, two seasons after scoring a career-best 31 goals. UNDATED (AP) — The Ottawa Senators opened NHL trade deadline day by dealing forwards Vladislav Namestnikov to Colorado and Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the New York Islanders.Namestnikov, who opened this season with the New York Rangers, has 13 goals and 25 points, and joins an injury depleted Avalanche team that is second in the Central Division.The Islanders signed Pageau, a 27-year-old center, to a six-year extension hours after acquiring him from the Senators. Pageau is now under contract through the 2025-26 season.In other transactions:— The Calgary Flames have acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Flames sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Gustafsson and a conditional 2021 fourth-rounder to the Kings for Forbort. MLB-ASTROS-FAN-LAWSUITBaseball urges judge to dismiss lawsuit over stolen signsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by fantasy contestants over sign stealing by the Houston Astros.MLB says attempts at cheating are part of sports.Five men have sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan. Among their claims are fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws and negligence. The five say they participated in DraftKings fantasy baseball contests. In other NBA news:—Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler will miss his second straight game against Cleveland for personal reasons. Butler didn’t travel with the team for Monday night’s game. He also didn’t play Saturday night when the Heat routed the Cavaliers 124-106 in Miami.COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLLKansas takes top spotUNDATED (AP) — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor. And the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men’s poll following the close loss.last_img read more

Bruh moment of 1st November 2019: Leganés’ beach ball training will leave you rolling…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@primevideosport)Advertisement gjflmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2gl27( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2fmiWould you ever consider trying this?😱61fr2Can your students do this? 🌚8byRoller skating! Powered by Firework One fixture on match day, six days of training. Must get very boring for the players of the beautiful game everyday. Same training ground, same drills. Is there any answer on how to jazz up the repetitive routine for the footballers? CD Leganés has the answer!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@primevideosport)The La Liga side from the outskirts of the Spanish capital have started a quirky training session for its players using a giant ball, to develop their perception during game, and the drill is a treat for amusement. Taking inspiration from the movie ‘dodgeball’ and its 5 D’s – ‘dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge’, the exercise will aim for the players to work on their positioning and consciousness while on field.A footage of the training was uploaded on Twitter by Amazon Prime Video Sport. Enjoy the clip below-Advertisement As you can see, the drill is pretty simple. In the center circle, the player has to gather four red pieces of fabric, placed on four training cones. In the meantime, others will kick three large blue balls at the player, who must avoid contact with them while collecting the fabrics. Very innovative.Los Pepineros suffered a huge 5-0 defeat in the hands of the Galacticos yesterday at Santiago Bernabéu, pitting them in the bottom of the table with just 5 points. Advertisementlast_img read more

UPDATED: It was all Leafs in a 7-0 romp over Chase Heat

first_imgPlaying one of the “most complete” games of the season the Nelson Leafs ended the road swing through the Kootenays for the Chase Heat on a sour note by blasting the Doug Birks Division squad 7-0 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.“Ya it was,” Leaf coach Frank Maida said when asked about the Sunday performance.“It was a full 60 minutes and stuck to our game plan the entire game.”Colton McCarthy and Seth Schmidt led the offence, each netting a pair of goals as Nelson held period leads of 2-0 and 4-0.The goals for McCarthy, who now has nine for the season, stopped a brief two-game goalless streak.Schmidt also added two assists.Cody Boeckman faced a handful of tests in the Leafs net, registering the shutout.Nelson opened the three-game home weekend losing 5-3 to Fernie Ghostriders.Nelson held a 2-1 lead after the first frame before the Riders got their skating legs after the long bus ride from the East Kootenay to outscore Nelson 4-1 en route to the win.Brandon Burge led Fernie with four points, including two goals.The Leafs outshot the Riders 34-27 but could not beat Chris Solecki in the Fernie nets.Saturday Nelson put 55 shots on two Spokane netminders to outlast the Braves 7-4.Team captain Colton Schell led the attack with three points, including two goals.Carsen Willans, Matt McDonald, Jacob Boyczuk, J.J. Beitel and Bryce Nielsen also scored for Nelson.Brent Soles stopped face only 17 shots in the Nelson goal.“We’re very happy to get the two wins . . . unfortunately we were looking for three but it didn’t work out for us,” Maida confessed. “But overall I was happy with the effort in all three games.”Injuries continue to plague the Nelson defence. The Leafs lost Cole Arcuri Friday against Fernie. Defensive teammate Cam Weir returned to the lineup Saturday but left the game midway through with a reoccurring upper body injury.Both players will be reassessed Tuesday.Maida used forward Linden Horswill on the blueline in all three games.“Linden did a great job moving back to defence for us,” Maida said. “He did a great job for us playing defence and working on the power play and had a great weekend.”The two wins keep Nelson within striking distance of division leader Castlegar.The Rebels lead the Murdoch Division with 13 points, one in front of Beaver Valley and two ahead of Nelson.The two Murdoch rivals meet in a home and home series beginning Friday in Nelson.LEAF BANTER: Nelson welcomed back center Matti Jmaeff back to the lineup. Jmaeff was playing in Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.Earlier story:Leafs win twice on home ice during three game weekend standAt the Meat Loaf song goes, “two out of three aint bad.”Nelson Leafs won for the second time in three home games but blasting the Chase Heat 7-0 Sunday afternoon in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs opened the weekend losing 5-3 to Fernie before rebounding Saturday against Murdoch Division rival Spokane Braves, blasting the American-based team 7-4.Nelson, 5-3-1, kept pace with the Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Murdoch Division standings.Castlegar continues to lead the division with 13 points, one ahead of Beaver Valley and two in front of the Leafs.The two Murdoch rivals hook up in a divisional showdown beginning Friday in Nelson.Friday’s game concludes a four-game homestand for the Leafs.The back-half of the series goes Saturday in Castlegar.last_img read more

9 days agoArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballos

first_imgArsenal boss Emery wants to bring forward plans to BUY Ceballosby Carlos Volcano9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring forward plans to sign Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal this season from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.AS says Emery has seen enough and wants to buy Ceballos in January as a priority.The manager sees the Spanish midfielder as the man to replace Mesut Ozil, who he is eager to move on.Arsenal are set to open talks with Real in the coming weeks to discuss a fee for Ceballos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

BJP workers found playing theme song without EC clearance

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission is yet to give BJP permission to play its controversial theme song sung by Asansol MP Babul Supriyo. However, leaders and activists of the party were found playing the song rampantly in the vehicles on their way to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Brigade Parade Ground on Wednesday.The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state had categorically told BJP to submit the revised lyrics of the song on the basis of certain recommendations put forward by the commission. After examining the song, the CEO’s office had raised 15 objections and instructed the party to make necessary rectifications in the song, as it would not be possible for the Election Commission to provide clearance for the same otherwise. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe state BJP leaders are yet to submit the revised lyrics of the song to the commission. Despite that, some leaders and activists seem to be using the song in their election rallies, flouting the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) laid down by the commission. The city on Wednesday witnessed a classic example of MCC violation when many BJP cadres enthusiastically played the song on loudspeakers fitted in their vehicles, without paying heed to the Election Commission’s directive. Some BJP activists were even seen dancing to the tune of Supriyo’s song. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe commission did not give permission to play the song during BJP’s campaigns or election rallies, as it carries a subtle attack on Trinamool Congress and its Supremo Mamata Banerjee. The CEO’s office had also show-caused Supriyo for releasing the controversial song. In his clarification to the commission, Supriyo claimed that he did not release the song and hence it did not fall under the purview of the commission. Contrary to what Supriyo claimed, the song was found on various social media platforms.last_img read more

Phase I polls pass peacefully in Bengal

first_imgKOLKATA: The first phase of elections in Bengal passed peacefully in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar on Thursday, with above 80 percent voter turnout in both the Lok Sabha seats. However, there were a few stray incidents of clashes reported from the two constituencies.Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab, state ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta and Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey were of the opinion that the polls were peaceful and that prompt action was taken whenever a complaint was reported. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe police have arrested seven people from Cooch Behar and one from Alipurduar for trying to create disturbance during the voting process. Three FIRs have been filed for alleged vandalising of the vehicle of the All India Forward Bloc candidate at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar, damaging an EVM at Dinhata and alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in Cooch Behar. During the day, a Left Front delegation led by senior CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb met the CEO and demanded a repoll in 170 polling booths, while BJP candidate from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik sat on a dharna in front of the DM’s office, demanding repoll in all 837 booths where there was no deployment of Central Forces. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, Trinamool Congress Cooch Behar district president Rabindra Nath Ghosh alleged that BSF jawans had entered a booth which they are not entitled to as per the Commission’s rule. The Election Commission has sought a report from the IG, BSF regarding the complaint. Some EVMs were reported going defunct at Dinhata, whereas polling had to be called off at Sitalkuchi due to isolated skirmishes. The matter would be taken up during the scrutiny on Friday. The vehicle of Forward Bloc candidate Govinda Roy was vandalised at Mathabhanga and a case has been started against five accused persons regarding the incident.last_img read more

Taking steps to reduce costs enhance margins Maruti

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) plans to take a variety of steps including enhanced localisation, increase in productivity and reducing overall costs in order to improve margins in the current fiscal, a senior company official has said. The auto major reported EBITDA margin of 14 per cent for 2018-19, down 1.9 per cent from 15.9 per cent in 2017-18. “We are working very hard on cost cutting, there is lot of effort on cost side…as a company we are all committed to work towards it and ensure that it (margins) improve from here,” MSI CFO Ajay Seth said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe company will carry on with its internal efforts without worrying about the external factors like foreign exchange rates, he added. “External factors will be there but whatever is in our control we will try and work harder in terms of cost reduction and enhancing productivity,” Seth noted. He said increasing localisation is an important part of the initiative. “Localisation is a big drive now. Wherever we have been hit on account of foreign exchange, we are now looking at large targets for localisation,” he said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysOverheads are under severe scrutiny and the company is looking at vendors in terms of more productivity gains, Seth added. “So a variety of things are being done. For us it is very crucial that we improve from here,” he said. EBITDA margin is an assessment of a firm’s operating profitability as a percentage of its total revenue. It is equal to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) divided by total revenue. MSI reported a 4.6 per cent decline in net profit to Rs 1,795.6 crore for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19. For the entire 2018-19, MSI posted a net profit of Rs 7,500.6 crore, down 2.9 per cent from the previous financial year. The carmaker has also decided to phase out all diesel cars from its portfolio with effect from April 1, 2020. When asked if the company is looking for write offs having already put in large investments in diesel engine plants over the years, Seth said, the auditors have done a detailed study and concluded that there would not be any significant impact. “Around 99 per cent of it (diesel capacity) is getting converted (into petrol, CNG etc).. there is no impairment as such, even if there is a impairment it is going to be a negligible amount,” he added. “If you cannot convert your facilities into anything else then you have to impair it,” he further said. The company would be able to convert its existing plants as per the company’s long term goals, he added. MSI plans to shift its entire portfolio to petrol, CNG powertrains. The auto major currently gets 23 per cent of its total sales in the domestic market from diesel cars. It sold a total of 4.63 lakh diesel units last fiscal. Some of the company’s models like Vitara Brezza and S-Cross currently come with a diesel engine option only. Others like Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ciaz and Ertiga also have petrol versions in addition to the diesel trims.last_img read more

Will The Browns Ever Win A Game

This has been a pretty great year for Cleveland sports, particularly if you consider how miserable things had been over the previous five decades or so. In June, the Cavs staged an incredible comeback to win the NBA championship, and the Indians came within a game of winning the World Series in November. The only team that hasn’t joined the party by the Cuyahoga River is the Browns — because of course they haven’t. In fact, Cleveland’s football team might be headed for a very different kind of history if it can’t get its act together over the next month and a half.At 0-11, the Browns are the worst team in the NFL according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, which estimate a team’s quality at any given moment. According to ESPN’s expected points metric, they have the league’s seventh-worst offense, the eighth-worst special teams, and the NFL’s worst defense by a mile. Even by the standards of a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since George W. Bush’s first term as president, this particular edition of the Browns has been notably terrible. The best they can hope for now is to avoid joining the small, ignominious club of teams who went an entire season without a win.Going back to the beginning of the NFL-AFL era in 1960, only three teams have played a full schedule1So, excluding the strike-shortened 1982 season, in which the Baltimore Colts went 0-8-1. without winning a single game: The 1960 Dallas Cowboys (who went 0-11-1, tying the Giants in the season’s penultimate game), the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who went 0-14 in their debut season) and the 2008 Detroit Lions (who are currently the only team to ever go 0-16). Right now, our Elo model gives the 2016 Browns roughly a 32 percent probability of joining that group (31 percent for 0-16, plus a tiny chance of going winless with one or more ties).2Based on 100,000 simulations of the remainder of the schedule. 14Cincinnati27.2 And even if Cleveland does end up going 0-16, it should probably be spared the last-place ranking in the pecking order of winless squads. Among the set of simulations where they didn’t win a game, the Browns finished with a better end-of-season Elo rating than the 1976 Buccaneers every single time (those Bucs had the worst full-season Elo of any team in NFL history) and were rated better than the 1960 Cowboys 94 percent of the time. Then again, there’s less than a 1-in-15,000 chance that a winless Browns team finishes with a better Elo than the winless 2008 Lions, and that team is often considered the reigning worst team ever. There will be little to mitigate Cleveland’s disgrace if the team loses its next five games.But that’s still relatively unlikely. Since 1960, 13 other teams have lost all of their first 11 games, and all but three of them have found a way to avoid the humiliation of a winless campaign. Now comes Cleveland’s chance to do the same.Jay Boice contributed research.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 17Pittsburgh12.9 Upcoming Browns games To suffer a winless season, it takes a special combination of poor talent and horrible luck. In their 0-16 season, the Lions had the point differential of a roughly 3-win team, but they also had the misfortune of going 0-5 in games decided by 8 points or fewer, situations in which history tells us even bad teams can usually squeak out a few victories by chance alone. For their part, the Browns have the point differential of a 2-9 team and a better scoring margin through 11 games (-141) than the 2008 Lions (-153), 1960 Cowboys (-183) or 1976 Bucs (-195) did. 16San Diego32.9 12N.Y. Giants24.8% WEEKOPPONENTWIN PROBABILITY Average pregame win probability from Elo simulations.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 15Buffalo11.3 read more

For Ohio State softballs Maddy McIntyre surfing still a passion

The warm sunshine beams down upon the tropical waters off the coast of San Diego, as Ohio State softball shortstop Maddy McIntyre sits on a surf board, bobbing in the Pacific Ocean and waiting for the next wave to ride. The serenity the ocean offers is a far cry from the stress of finals week or the pressure of hundreds of screaming fans. “(Surfing) is just a good way to take a break from everything,” McIntyre said. “Sometimes you’re out on the softball field or sometimes it gets intense with school and everything, so it’s just the best way to fall back and just relax. The feeling I get when I drop in is priceless.” McIntyre, a sophomore from San Diego, has started every game but one in her two-year OSU career. She’s a career .265 hitter with a .944 fielding percentage from her middle infield position. But while softball might be her first love, surfing has morphed from a fun hobby into something much more important to McIntyre. “It’s definitely her passion,” said senior teammate and third baseman Megan Coletta. “She really misses it (when she’s in Ohio) and she has a lot of passion for it and knowledge about the ocean.” McIntyre’s passion started at age 12, off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. It was there she first received personalized instruction with surfing trainers who immediately recognized her talent and passion for the sport. They encouraged her to keep riding when she returned home to California. Her father made sure that became a reality. “For one of my birthdays, my dad got me a board, and it was the best thing. He couldn’t keep me out of the water after that,” McIntyre said. She and her father – an avid surfer himself – have used their passions for surfing to develop an even tighter bond. They usually go in the summers, fitting in a quick, two-hour session before Marc McIntyre drops his daughter off back home and heads to work. The father-daughter surfing time is something they both cherish. “It’s awesome,” Marc McIntyre said. “She’s a better surfer than I am, but it’s still fun just being out there in the water with her. It makes you think, ‘It doesn’t get much better than this.’” The landlocked qualities of Columbus make surfing during softball season impossible for Maddy McIntyre, so when she gets home to San Diego, she feels like she has to make up for lost time. “I get really excited to surf when I go home,” Maddy McIntyre said. “But at home, everyone gets so mad, like, ‘Oh, the waves suck today,’ so they won’t go out. But now, for me, it’s like even if the waves suck, I still want to go out because I’m not out there very often.” Her father said she will go out at every opportunity when she’s home. Whenever she can get someone to go with her, be it morning, noon or night, she’ll hit the waves. OSU softball coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she loves her shortstop’s passion for surfing, and encourages her to keep up with it as much as possible. When Schoenly takes recruiting trips to Calif., which is fairly frequently, Maddy McIntyre is often there, badgering her coach to catch some waves with her. “It’s really cool we have kids with such different passions,” Schoenly said. “I’ve never really known surfing, so when I hear about the waves, and just the love that she has for it, I’m really excited for her to have that.” For someone who is used to having all eyes on her whenever she competes, surfing offers Maddy McIntyre the chance to drop in and do what she loves, away from the fandom. “The thing I like most about (surfing) is it doesn’t have to be competitive,” Maddy McIntyre said. “I don’t have to go out and have to perform. I can go for something great and I don’t have to worry if I don’t land it, or if the wave eats me up, it doesn’t matter, I can just have fun with it.” Schoolwork and softball might be Maddy McIntyre’s primary focuses during the year, but once summer rolls around, her childhood passion takes center stage. Her bat and glove get swapped for a board, and her No. 30 jersey gets traded for a bathing suit. For Maddy McIntyre, summer is nearly here – the sun is out and the ocean beckons. read more

Carvajal confident in Real Madrid capabilities

first_imgDani Carvajal is more than confident Real can make history this season and become the first team to ever win three consecutive Champions League titles as they have already won the previous two.Real Madrid will be facing Bayern Munich in the first leg of the semi-final clash of the Champions League at Allianz Arena on Wednesday and prior to the game, Carvajal expressed his and his team’s confidence of setting a new record for consecutive league titles.“Nothing is impossible, we’re going to fight for it,” Carvajal shared, according to Sport360.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We’re working hard and, if we’ve done it twice, why wouldn’t we go for that third consecutive Champions League?”“Since I’ve been here, I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to reach the semi-final every year. Every year has something special and this season more so, due the teams we’ve come up against. We’re happy and looking forward to playing the game,” Carvajal went on to add.last_img read more