The story of how Antic led Atletico to conquer the double

first_imgThe painful death of Radomir Antic brings to mind the feat of Atlético de Madrid’s double. The Serbian coach signed the brightest page in the history of the Atleti club and changed the tumultuous pace that accompanied Atletico in previous seasons. The only coach who has led the three greats of Spain was the father of the double and the teacher of the concise and academic messages that taught a group of players who entered with two feet into the mattress legend. Antic was a man of soccer and iron convictions. He always put the collective and honesty ahead and showed his abilities in the tactical and technical direction. As a player he had a less brilliant career, but just as warm because of the places he went through as Real Zaragoza. The upper infographic is the reconstruction of the Atlético doublet milestone. Almost 25 years have passed, but he remains alive in the collective imagination. Radomir Antic made it possible.last_img read more

Brockman helps extend Huskies’ season

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Washington coach Lorenzo Romar slammed his clipboard down during a timeout and yelled to his players that they were about to go home. Not quite. The Huskies rallied behind Jon Brockman, who had 16 points, 10 rebounds, took a couple of late charges and made a key bucket to keep Washington’s NCAA Tournament hopes alive. “At that point we were at a crossroads,” Romar said of his rant. “I felt we didn’t’ have a whole lot of energy, and we wanted to make it clear that this was not the time to not have energy.” Arizona State (8-22) was the worst team in the Pac-10 Conference but built an early 21-10 lead. First-year coach Herb Sendek had the Sun Devils primed for an upset but a rash of mistakes in the final two minutes cost them dearly and Washington – the No. 7 seed – prevailed. The Huskies (19-12) play No. 2 seed Washington State in today’s late game. Washington State has four consecutive wins over Washington. Down by four points with 1:41 left, ASU came out of a timeout with eight seconds left on the shot clock. Christian Polk forgot that important fact and didn’t get a shot off until he heard the buzzer sound. On the next possession, guard Derek Glasser flew through the lane with 53 seconds left and was whistled for a charge that Brockman took. The next time the Sun Devils got the ball, Antwi Atuahene turned the ball over on an out-of-bounds play. It was one error after another – and another. The Sun Devils played solid defense late in the game, but with two seconds left on the shot clock, Brockman made a turnaround shot in the lane to put Washington up 52-48 with about two minutes left. That basket helped seal the victory. last_img read more

Liverpool embarrass Chelsea and Arsene Wenger’s worst Arsenal finish – Premier League quiz

first_imgDo you know your Man City from your Man United and your Kanchelskis from your Kilbane? If so then this Premier League quiz is for you.Every week we put together a list of tough top flight questions to separate the wheat from the chaff and this week is no different.So if you think you’re clued up on Liverpool’s league record against Chelsea and the managerial reign of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, then give it a go and let us know how you got on below.Also, talkSPORT has LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of QPR v Man City (Saturday from 5pm) and West Brom v Newcastle (Sunday from 1pm). Click here to tune in.About | Privacy | Terms Arsene Wenger doesn’t look happy 1last_img

Liverpool fans on ‘fortunate’ injury news – a good omen for Arsenal clash?

first_img Adam Lallana could miss the Arsenal game, meaning Roberto Firmino could start News that Adam Lallana has picked up an injury ahead of the huge Premier League match against Arsenal has left a few fans in an optimistic mood.The midfielder has not had the best start to his Anfield career since joining from Southampton last summer and has been unable to find a consistent run of form. However, there were some supporters still annoyed with their fellow Kopites for expressing their joy over one of their own players being injured.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets following the reported leg injury. 1last_img

Red Sox just too good for Rockies

first_imgHeck, blame it on the goofy interview with Mr. Taco Bell just as Game 2 was starting to grab our attention. But don’t blame Holliday and the Rockies, who tried their best but simply may be in over their heads against this Red Sox team. The first World Series game ever played in this mile-high city began ominously enough when Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a swinging bunt for a single. By then, Rockies fans had already cheered themselves hoarse, perhaps figuring it wouldn’t be long before they had nothing to cheer about. The rest of America likely wasn’t nearly as interested because, well, it was Saturday night and they already had their free tacos cinched. Ellsbury took care of that himself in Game 1, eliminating much of the suspense from a Series now so lopsided that even an offer of free burritos and nachos won’t be enough to get anyone outside the Red Sox Nation to tune in for the official coronation in Game 4. The Rockies added a little drama late, drawing to within 6-5 on Holliday’s home run. But, just like that, the Red Sox came back to score three in the eighth. And just like that, this World Series is about to mercifully come to an end. Not that many will notice, because a fall classic watched regularly in 42 million homes just 25 years ago is now lucky to get a third of those households today. Even those who invested nearly four and a half hours of their life in the game had to battle to stay awake as it neared 1 a.m. on the East Coast. Those who did know it wasn’t rust or the magic of Fenway Park that cost the Rockies the first two games, spoiling the prevailing theories among Colorado fans. They can’t figure out how a team that won 21 out of 22 to get in the Series could look so bad once the opening pitch was thrown. So let’s try theory No. 3 – these Red Sox are just that good. They have to be. The only other possible explanation is that the Rockies have long since used up their entire ration of baseball luck getting here. For those keeping score at home, the Red Sox have now won six straight, beginning with a 7-1 win over Cleveland that was the first baby step in crawling out of a 3-1 hole and winning the American League pennant. Even more impressive is the way they’ve gone about their business. The formula on this night was much the same as the previous five games, with a starting pitcher going deep and a team built for power scraping together enough hits at just the right time to score in bunches. The bullpen wasn’t as good as advertised, but in the end it didn’t need to be. The stats tell the tale. They always do in baseball. Josh Beckett’s ERA is minuscule, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez always seem to get the clutch hits, and once the ball is turned over to Jonathan Papelbon the game is over. The only stat you really need to know, though, is this: In six games, the Red Sox have outscored two awfully good teams, 55-12. Actually, take away the Yankees, that silly curse talk, and countless years of heartbreak, and it looks a lot like 2004 all over again. This is a different Red Sox team, of course, with just seven players from the ’04 team on the roster. But it has taken a very similar route to success as the team that rallied from a 3-0 deficit to the Yankees to sweep St.Louis in the World Series. Soon, the champagne will flow, and tacos will be free across the land.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COMMENTARY: Colorado hasn’t choked. Boston made this a one-sided World Series. By Tim Dahlberg THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER – Three hours into a Rocky Mountain snoozer, something happened Saturday night that might make millions of Americans think twice next time about turning off their television sets and tuning out the World Series. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.No, it wasn’t another free taco offer. But this was nearly as good. The Colorado Rockies almost did something to make the Series worth watching. Matt Holliday made it happen with a three-run screamer that warmed up and woke up the home fans, who were just starting to come to grips with the fact that their team’s magical run was soon going to end. He gave them hope, along with a chance to stand up and thaw out their frozen hands and feet in a game that, at times, seemed it was never going to end. Ultimately, it came too late and wasn’t nearly enough. Then again, that’s the story of a postseason that has gone long and late but ultimately failed to deliver. Blame that on the late starts and the extra days off demanded by television. Blame it on a series of mismatches followed by a World Series that is a mismatch. last_img read more

Electrical failure brings Amtrak commute to halt

first_img 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I don’t recall an incident such as this cascading as far and wide or for as long a period of time as this,” said George D. Warrington, executive director of New Jersey Transit and a former president of Amtrak. “There is something unique going on.” From Manhattan to Philadelphia to Baltimore to Washington, the morning rush by rail came to a stifling halt on Thursday when a cascading electrical failure disabled dozens of trains, stranding tens of thousands of commuters on the tracks and in dark tunnels for hours. The power failure occurred along the busiest section of Amtrak’s network when circuit breakers cut power along a 225-mile stretch of tracks, starting in Maryland at 7:55 a.m., then leaping within minutes to Queens, then south again to a substation near Philadelphia. By 8:03 a.m., the trains were coasting to a standstill, without air conditioning or lights. By Thursday night, Amtrak officials still could not pinpoint the electrical problem that triggered the circuit breakers. But they said that the shutdown, even as it paralyzed the primary passenger rail link from New York City to Washington, appeared to have prevented damage to equipment and injuries to passengers. Still, disgruntled commuters and public officials wondered why an isolated electrical malfunction could not have been contained to a smaller area, and then had taken so long to repair. last_img read more

Second Canyons campus on track

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The center will accommodate 3,000 students. It will sit on 70 acres on Sierra Highway near the northern edge of Canyon Country. Aquila Landscaping was paid $5,790 to remove the heavy brush from the property – work being completed well ahead of fire season. Juan Nolasco Luna of Santa Clarita was paid $17,000 to remove debris and Precision Environmental Inc., also of Santa Clarita, was paid $19,760 to remove hazardous materials – asbestos and lead-based paint from three 40-year-old abandoned homes on the land, Schrage said. The college board is due to award a contract Thursday for the grading. Sealed bids were opened Monday and college officials were assessing the bids and references before presenting their recommendations to the board. The law requires that public agencies choose the lowest responsible bid for such projects. (661) 257-5251 ——— IF YOU GO: The College of the Canyons board will hold a meeting on construction of the Canyon Country campus at 5 p.m. Thursday in the staff dining room on campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Crews have been removing debris and brush from a treacherous hillside in Canyon Country where College of the Canyons plans to open its second campus next spring. In the first major step of construction, the college board is due to approve a grading contract at a special meeting Thursday, and that work is due to begin in mid-June, James Schrage, the campus dean of physical plant and facilities planning, said Tuesday. “We’re ready for full mobilization,” Schrage said. “Grading is the last step before we begin actual construction work.” The Canyon Country Educational Center initially will be in portable buildings, with permanent structures due about three years later, Schrage said. The campus, designed to serve students on the Santa Clarita Valley’s east side, is being funded by a bond measure approved in 2001 by local voters. last_img read more


first_imgCockhillA COCKHILL Celtic player has been cleared of using words of a racist nature during a match against Letterkenny Rovers.The FAI investigation followed the club’s meeting in a FAI Intermediate Cup game in October.The two Ulster Senior League clubs met with the Disciplinary Controls Unit at Abbotstown on Wednesday. The unit found the allegations not proven having spoken to both clubs and the referee.However a Cockhill Celtic player was found guilty of offensive behaviour and given a three match ban. COCKHILL CELTIC PLAYER CLEARED OF RACIAL ABUSE ALLEGATION was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Cockhill CelticLetterkenny Roverslast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal senior hurling teamAfter last week’s postponement of the Conor McGurk tournament due to the weather, Donegal Senior Hurling team were back in action against Down yesterday in Belfast.The manager Ardal McDermott and his management team are still examining and experimenting different players for the first league game against Mayo on the 14th February.This game saw Down settle in to the game a lot better than the Donegal men, and within the first 10 min of the game had exposed the Donegal back line twice and score 2 goals.However, this seemed to rally the Donegal men to start to battle. Whilst Down seem to control the ball in the air, Donegal were winning the ball on the ground and pierced the Down back line several occasions over the next 15 min. Twice Donegal were awarded penalties from last ditch but illegal tackling by Down. Donegal capitalised scoring 1-1 from the penalties and at half time, Donegal were 5 points behind at 3-7 to 1-8.The second half started as the first half ended, but with Donegal’s belief in themselves now rising. Tough and timely tackling from Stephen Gillespie in midfield broke down the opponents play on several occasions and Donegal were able to launch a quick attack yielding several points and a beautiful worked goal from Danny Cullen.However Down were still able to work the ball around to a free man to take a shot, but the relentless pressure by the Tir Conaill men meant that generally off target. Slowly Donegal chipped away at Downs lead and with a scramble goal by Sean McVeigh in the 25th minute, they were only a point behind.Again pressure on the Down backs gave Donegal a free to level proceedings with 1 minute to go and the score finished level at 3-17 each. Manager Ardal McDermott was complimentary to his team’s effort especially after such a bad start, and praised the tackling and pressure play by the Donegal men. Donegal Team – 1.Paul Burns, 2.Marty McGrath, 3.Pauric Doherty, 4.Dara Grant, 5.Niall Cleary, 6.Joe Boyle, 7.Christy McDermott, 8.Paul Sheridan, 9.Stephen Gillespie, 10.Lee Henderson , 11.Sean McVeigh, 12. Sam Doherty, 13.Kevin Campbell, 14.Ronan McDermott, 15. Danny Cullen, 16.Conor O Grady, 17.Gavin Browne, 18. Paddy Hannigan, 19.Sean Curran, 20.Colm Flood, 21.Justin Browne, 22. Bernard Lafferty, 23. Stephen Doherty.HURLING: EXPERIMENTAL DONEGAL SENIORS DRAW WITH DOWN was last modified: January 18th, 2016 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:donegalHURLINGlast_img read more

Brighton fan dies after being taken ill at the Amex Stadium

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade A Brighton fan has died after falling ill before their Premier League win over Wolves.The elderly man was at the Amex Stadium with his son and was attended to by the club’s medical staff. RANKED center_img 1 ADVICE BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow The fan died in hospital no dice He died shortly after being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.Brighton chief executive Paul Barber told the club’s website: “This is very sad news and the thoughts and prayers of all of us at the club are with the gentleman’s family and friends at this time.” The Seagulls won the game 1-0 thanks to Glenn Murray’s 100th goal for the club.A record attendance of 30,654 was at the Amex to witness the landmark strike which came in Murray’s 231st Albion appearance and secured a third consecutive win for the club.last_img read more