1×1 of Real Madrid: Casemiro stands out and Jovic appears

first_imgModric. The Croatian continues to leave details that he is not so far from the one who won the Golden Ball. Modric dared to try his luck from afar in several actions, especially in one in 81 where the ball went off wide.Lucas Vázquez. The Galician returned from the injury and still has to show his best version. He played the entire game and, although he left some odd details, he was not decisive in offensive work.Jovic. The forward did not appear much, but attended Casemiro in the first goal with a subtle heel that will make him gain confidence. Looking ahead, he hardly had chances.Rodrygo. The Brazilian was missing. He did not come in contact with the ball and did not dare to face in crucial moments.Benzema. The Frenchman played about 25 minutes after his injury. He was active and even tried in complex positions. The Frenchman continues to take filming to return to his best level.Mendy. He replaced Marcelo and was active in attack. Although in defensive work it was not his day. The Bernabéu bit him minimally after a loss.Vinicius. He made a lot of noise in the final minutes. He tried to assist in several plays, although within the area he was not successful either. Of course, he made a great defensive effort with several recoveries in his own area. Courtois. The Belgian goalkeeper was not at the same level as in the Spanish Super Cup. He was correct with the ball on his feet, but he lacked solidity in several moves to the stopped ball. Despite the goal, he also starred in merit stops.Carvajal. The side was attentive in its real task: the defense. But he also participated in several attack moves and joined very quickly and danger.Militao. Every time he looks more comfortable with the white shirt, although he suffered a blockade of Gudelj in the corner that left De Jong completely and, finally, it ended up being missing.Varane. He had to be the leader of the defense in the absence of Ramos. The Frenchman continues to take gallons. His position in the field and the ball out was the highlight.Marcelo. The Brazilian won the Mendy game on the left side. He suffered in certain plays and did not feel good control of the Bernabeu. Of course, he also made merit in the tactical work with constant movements by the band.Kroos. The German did not have his best day. Although not showing his best level, the midfielder was the engine of the core. Valverde’s loss noticed her in many plays, where in defense she didn’t arrive on time.Casemiro. The best of the game. Author of the only two goals of Madrid, the Brazilian was key to his team. Not only because of the impeccable offensive work he did, but also in his strength: defense.last_img read more

Londero, Ramos, Andújar and Munar advance in Córdoba

first_imgThe Spanish Pedro Martínez eradicated Italian Federico Gaio by beating him 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4 and Slovak Andrej Martin beat native Federico Coria 7-6 (5) and 6-4.One other who had no issues to maintain the victory was the native Pedro Cachín, who defeated Bolivian Hugo Dellien by a double 6-1.Londero, defending champion, superior to eighths by successful Italian Marco Cecchinato 6-2 and 7-5.As well as, the French Corentin Moutet beat Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro 6-4 and 6-3 and can have the second head of the collection as its subsequent rival, the Argentine Guido Pella.The second version of the Cordoba Open, which is performed on clay, will finish this Sunday and the following day will begin the principle draw of the Argentine Open ATP 250, which shall be held in Buenos Aires. Spaniards Albert Ramos, Pablo Andújar and Jaume Munar and Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero, defending champion, gained their matches on Tuesday from the principle draw and certified for the knockout phases of the Cordoba Open, the ATP 250 match performed in Argentina.Munar beat Leonardo Mayer at 6-4 and 6-3 and will probably be measured in the following spherical with the primary collection head, the Argentinean Diego Schwartzman, World quantity 14.Ramos, 32, additionally eradicated an Argentine, Facundo Bagnis, 6-4 and 7-6.Andújar, in the meantime, overcame the Slovak with authority Filip Horansky for a double 6-2.last_img read more

Aldridge scores 30 as Spurs escape Nuggets

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Every Denver starter scored in double figures with Jamal Murray leading the way with 18 points and Gary Harris adding 17.San Antonio had to battle to win its 11th straight at home over Denver. There were 18 lead changes and the Nuggets came within inches of a game-winning 19th.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 folkJamal Murray’s 3-pointer with 31.6 seconds remaining pulled Denver within 106-104. After Danny Green missed a 3-pointer, the Nuggets raced down the floor and furiously passed the ball three times to set up Will Barton for a 25-foot 3-pointer that rattled in and out of the rim.Denver finished 10 for 23 on 3-pointers while shooting 47 percent from the field while San Antonio shot 50 percent. Air Force, UST win BVR on Tour Ilocos Sur leg Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Nuggets made their first five three-pointers in taking a 17-12 lead, but the Spurs responded by making their first three 3s. It set the tone for a back-and-forth, high-scoring duel.It was a welcome change for San Antonio, which struggled offensively in its two previous games of a five-game homestand.The Spurs scored 60 points in the first half against the Nuggets after averaging just 40 against Philadelphia and Sacramento, including a season-low 31 against the 76ers on Friday.Manu Ginobili finished with 14 points, including six in 31 seconds in the first quarter. After sinking a free throw after being fouled on a reverse layup, he drained the first of his three 3-pointers. Ginobili would later stretch for a low pass and then throw it behind his back to Davis Bertans, who would score on a runner.TIP-INSNuggets: Mason Plumlee did not play after straining his right calf against Boston on Monday night. Plumlee remained in Denver for an MRI while the team flew to San Antonio. Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Plumlee is “going to be out for a little while.” . Wilson Chandler was available to play but did not enter the game after being listed as probable with an illness. . Darrell Arthur established a season high with seven points in the first half and finished with 10 points. Arthur’s previous high was five points against Detroit on Dec. 12.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs: Aldridge has scored 20-plus points in 33 of 50 games this season. His previous best for 20-point games was 31 in 74 games during his inaugural season with the Spurs in 2016. . Aldridge was assessed his third technical foul this season with 4:30 remaining in the third quarter after arguing about a non-call against Denver’s defense. Aldridge has 18 career technical fouls but only one ejection. . Anderson established a career high with 363 points. His previous season’s best was 350 points in 2016. . Ginobili joined Sacramento’s Vince Carter as the only 40-and-older players with 40 3-pointers in a season.UP NEXTNuggets: Host Oklahoma City on Thursday night.Spurs: Host Houston on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots against Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 106-104. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 106-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.The Spurs had four players in double figures, including 18 points each from Kyle Anderson and Pau Gasol.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Mexican factory churning out Messi, Neymar masks

first_img0Shares0000A worker arranges latex masks of football players at a factory in Jiutepec, Morelos State, Mexico © AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLAJIUTEPEC, Mexico, May 4 – A Mexican factory is churning out rubber Neymars, Messis and Ronaldos ahead of the World Cup, racing to meet demand for life-like masks of a dream team of football giants.An eclectic lineup rounds out the roster of 12 famous football faces being immortalized in latex at the Grupo Rev factory in the city of Jiutepec, in central Mexico: retired legends Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, current stars Luis Suarez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Ribery, and Mexican favorites Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Hirving “Chucky” Lozano and Jorge Campos. “A lot of people have been asking for our masks because they’re planning to go to the World Cup,” said Diego Esponda, an executive at the company.“Mexican fans always stand out for putting on the biggest party, and we think these masks are an accessory that’s going to get a lot of attention,” he told AFP in the factory’s design studio.View of a latex mask of former football star Diego Maradona at a factory in Jiutepec, Morelos State, Mexico © AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLATo select the factory’s dream team, workers held a World Cup-style “qualifying round” to narrow down an initial field of 20 candidates, said Esponda.They consulted family and friends to decide on the most recognized and popular players.“(Lionel) Messi and (Cristiano) Ronaldo are the most requested. In Mexico, Chicharito is also in high demand,” he said.The masks retail for about $13 each.The factory made an initial run of 1,000 each for Barcelona star Messi and Real Madrid’s Ronaldo — and they are almost sold out already.The other footballers got runs of 200 to 500 masks each, for a total of about 6,000.View of latex masks of football players (L to R back to front) Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi, Javier Hernandez, Jorge Campos, Pele, Hirving Lozano, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Diego Armando Maradona, Zinedine Zidane are displayed at a factory in Jiutepec, Morelos State, Mexico © AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLAWorkers mostly make the masks by hand. First they sculpt the faces in clay, then make a plaster mold, then cast the masks in latex and hand-paint them.“There’s very little machinery involved — about 15 percent of the process,” said Esponda.The masks are mostly aimed at the Mexican market, but the company has received orders from Spain, France, Sweden and the United States, he said.The factory, which made more than a million masks last year, is also selling likenesses of Mexican politicians in the run-up to the country’s July 1 elections.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Former Charlton and West Ham man makes Super Lig move

first_imgFormer West Ham and Bolton striker Ricardo Vaz Te has signed an 18-month deal at Turkish club Akhisar Belediyespor.The 29-year-old was released by Charlton on transfer deadline day after a miserable spell at The Valley, during which he made just 12 league appearances since November without scoring.However, it has not taken long for Vaz Te to get fixed up with a new side after agreeing a return to his old club in Turkey for the next year-and-a-half.The Portuguese forward spent six months with Akhisar Belediyespor before joining Charlton and impressed with five goals in 14 Super Lig outings.And now Vaz Te, who once scored the play-off final goal which secured West Ham’s return to the Premier League in 2012, will get the chance to resurrect his career back in Turkey. Ricardo Vaz Te 1last_img read more

Smith leads Chaffey to victory

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Lyall, an Ayala High School graduate scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Life Pacific (10-8). Freshman center Mike Rouzan netted 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and junior forward Josh Brodt scored 11 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Junior forward John Ward, a Miller graduate, also contributed 16 points. Life Pacific led 32-21 at the half and never trailed in the game. The Warriors outrebounded the Deacons 40-15 in the contest. Life Pacific faces Cal Maritime at 7 p.m. in a nonconference matchup. MT. SAC WOMEN Lauren Ervin scored 30 points on 11-for-12 shooting from the field as the Mounties coasted past Long Beach City College 91-65. Ervin was one of five Mt. SAC players in double figures. Krystal Williams and Eisnhower graduate LaSheree Christian added 16 each for Mt. SAC (21-1), while Yatshica Johnson chipped in with 14 and Krystal Fontenot had 10. Ervin also had a team-high nine rebounds. LIFE PACIFIC Junior forward Taylor Lyall was one of three players to record a double-double as Life Pacific beat Eugene Bible College 78-50 in a nonconference game Wednesday. MT. SAC MEN Rishawn Norwood scored 40 points and snagged nine rebounds to lead the visiting Mounties (10-5) past Long Beach 85-78. Will Maple also came up big, adding 16 points and five assists. VICTOR VALLEY WOMEN Veronica Rand scored 18 points as the Rams as they fell to the host Mauraders 57-46 in the second Foothill conference game. Victor Valley (6-1, 0-2) lost its lead with 9:30 in the fourth quarter and could not rally. VVC will play host to Barstow at 5 p.m. Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img T.J. Smith scored a game-high 27 points, Vince Alvarado turned in 16, and Chris Brown added 15 to lead Chaffey to a 114-86 victory over Barstow on Wednesday in the opener of Foothill Conference play. The Panthers (16-4) led 55-30 at the half and forced Barstow to commit 35 turnovers. Alwyn Jordan scored 11, and Larry Dew and Bobby Kovach both scored 10 for Chaffey, which will play host to Mt. San Jacinto at 3 p.m. on Saturday. last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: The party started at Letterkenny Super-pub Sister Sara’s on Friday and it continued right through until Monday.What a great weekend, the heated BEER GARDEN was even in full swing all weekend with the tunes keeping everyone dancing all weekend. Also a massive big shout out for all who took part in the Relay For Life event at the weekend!!!Oh yes and a shout special shout out for the mud runners!!! 🙂PICTURE SPECIAL – BANK HOLIDAY FUN AT LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticespic specialSister Sara’slast_img read more

Top 5 moments from Daniel’s episode of Room to Improve

first_imgDaniel and Majella O’Donnell’s breathtaking home renovations were revealed on tonight’s episode of ‘Room to Improve’.Architect Dermot Bannon completely transformed the couple’s large four-bed Kincasslagh home by introducing light and incorporating views of the spectacular landscape surrounding their house.The episode documented the ups and downs of the “wee facelift” that had us chuckling at some moments, and wincing with tension the next. Here’s our top five moments from tonight’s epsiode:Daniel’s insistence on having as many bathrooms as possible Daniel was quite adamant to have as many bathrooms as possible in the house. Originally he wanted to split the upstairs Jack and Jill bathroom in two, as he explained that “Jack doesn’t always want to meet Jill” in the bathroom! Daniel could barely contain his excitement before Dermot pitched the initial plans to the couple, excitedly clapping and saying “time to see the wall going up in that bathroom!”When informed that every single room will definitely have an en suite, Daniel’s face lit up and he whispered “imagine.”“I think Daniel will always like one more bathroom,” Dermot chuckled.That painful budget sceneAs with every Room to Improve episode, we were presented with the obligatory “woops, we’ve gone two times over the budget” scene. Originally Dermot presented a plan coming in just under the couple’s €200,000 budget that both parties were happy with.However, when Dermot and quantity surveyor Lisa O’Brien showed Daniel and Majella a second plan, the country music star was understandably quite taken aback when they estimated the total cost would leave the couple between €340,000 and €395,000 out of pocket.When Dermot said that they’d keep chipping away at the plans to find a middle ground, Daniel quipped “you’d need some chisel and hammer to get this back to something I’d like.” Oh my. Majella and Dermot’s trip to OweyTo help inspire their plans for the house, Majella took Dermot to her “little cosey retreat” on Owey Island.The island is special to the couple as it’s where Daniel’s mother Julia was raised. Majella says that the simplicity of the idyllic cottage, which has no running water or electricity, made her realise that “there’s very little you need to be comfortable.”Majella and Dermot then enjoyed a quick waltz around her living room to a vintage record-player. The secret door fiascoDaniel didn’t quite get where Dermot was coming from when he suggested fitting a ‘secret door’ in one of the living areas. Dermot hoped that a door could be disguised long an ‘installation’ to make the room feel bigger – Daniel however was having none of it.“You can’t disguise a door that’s going to open maybe ten times a day. Whether it’s a secret or whether it’s a door, it’s still a door,” Daniel said.“It’s only a secret if nobody knows about it… go through that secret door there that everybody knows about,” he laughed.The big revealDaniel and Majella were absolutely over the moon with their finished house, with Majella saying: “I can’t even put into words how I feel about the house now… it’s more than I could have wished for.”After five months of work and €310,000 spent, the couple’s house has been transformed into a breathtaking home.“I can’t believe it’s my house… I can’t believe I live here,” Majella said.The episode finished with a rendition of “Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal”.We’re certain this will be one of the most memorable “homes of Donegal” yet!To check out how Twitter reacted to Daniel and Majella’s episode of Room to Improve, head over to our sister site DonegalWoman.ie.Twitter Reacts: Top 10 tweets about Daniel and Majella on Room to ImproveTop 5 moments from Daniel’s episode of Room to Improve was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daniel o donnellDermot BannonhouseMajella O’ DonnellRevealedRoom To Improvelast_img read more

Live updates: 49ers still unbeaten as they dominate Rams on way to 20-7 win

first_imgFollow along Sunday at 1:05 p.m. for in-game insights and analysis when the 4-0 49ers travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams. Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (4-0) vs. Rams (3-2) at Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (PT)TV: Fox-TV (Ch. 2), Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter).center_img ODDS: Rams -3 (opened at Rams -5.5). OVER/UNDER: 50.5 (opened at 48.5).SERI …last_img

Flight: If You Can’t Evolve It, Model Your Imagination

first_imgThis is silly. A robot model with outstretched arms cannot begin to say how dinosaurs took wing.“Robot dinosaurs help unlock the evolution of flight” shouts a headline at New Atlas. Michael Irving uses standard hype language to try to interest a bored public dazed by non-stop evolutionary myths:On the timeline of the evolution of flight in birds, gliding seems like a logical first step. But new research suggests that some species could have made the jump straight to flapping flight without a gliding phase in the meantime, which could force a rewrite of our understanding of avian evolution….Although it couldn’t fly, Caudipteryx‘s wings might have flapped when it ran, which in turn could have led to the eventual evolution of active flight. He describes how evolutionists at a Japanese university built a robotic model of Caudipteryx, one of the disputed “feathered dinosaurs” (CMI). They designed the model to run, and as it ran, hold out its arms. Who is surprised that the arms flapped as it ran? That was built into the model. What can this possibly say about flight? Nothing. Without a living Caudipteryx to watch, there is no way to tie it into the “evolution of flight.” And to think that any animal could suddenly leap off the ground and fly is to exercise fact-free imagination to the extreme (see Illustra Media documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds to understand the anatomical and physiological requirements for powered flight).One might as well say that children are evolving flight when they flap their arms while running. If this were a law of nature, kangaroos and lizards are on the way to flying, too. They “could have made the jump to flapping flight,” couldn’t they? The “could have” phrase allows for anything. The paper in PLoS Biology has such a high perhapsimaybecouldness index (use of “might have” and “may have,” etc.) it’s ridiculous. One can only hope the toymakers had some fun goofing off on the job.For comic relief, watch this historical YouTube video of man’s ridiculous attempts to fly by attaching wings to the arms. Powered flight by humans only made headway through biomimetics: imitation of the best flyers on the planet — birds.They refer to Ken Dial’s partridge-family theory for the origin of flight, one of the stupidest cases of evolutionary storytelling ever reported on CEH (19 July 2016). Dial watched living partridge chicks running up ramps, and imagined they were reliving their evolutionary heritage of their dinosaur ancestors beginning training for flight. That theory survived for over 15 years in the literature, not because it was sensible, but because evolutionists had nothing better to offer.(Visited 224 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more