Reds’ Goromaru undergoes shoulder surgery

first_img“There’s not much pain yet at this moment and I slept well last night,” Goromaru wrote on his Twitter account Friday, the day after the procedure. “I’ll rest my body for a while and work hard to return fit as soon as I can.”Goromaru has also been ruled out of Japan’s three test matches in June, an away encounter with Canada and two home matches against Scotland. KEYWORDS Ayumu Goromaru, Queensland Reds GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img CANBERRA – Queensland Reds fullback Ayumu Goromaru has undergone surgery on his right shoulder in Brisbane, Australia, a club source said Friday.Goromaru suffered a separation of the AC joint that connects the collarbone with his right shoulder when attempting to prevent a try during the Reds’ 35-25 win over the Sunwolves on Saturday. He has likely played his last Super Rugby game of his season since he is expected to miss three months following the operation on Thursday. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Fulham to open Sessegnon talks and players back Jokanovic, Mail say

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The stories in Tuesday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…The Daily Mail reports that Fulham are set to open contract talks with Ryan Sessegnon – and that Whites players are backing Slavisa Jokanovic.It follows reports that head coach Jokanovic is under pressure following Fulham’s poor results and in particular their dismal defending. AdChoices广告The Mail say a source has indicated that the squad believe Jokanovic is the man to turn their season around.Sessegnon, meanwhile, will be offered an improved deal in an attempt to cement his long-term future at Craven Cottage.Slavisa Jokanovic has insisted on a brand of attacking football. [Picture: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire]There are more reports that Chelsea plan to sign a striker when the transfer window reopens in January.The Mail say Chelsea’s hierarchy are prepared to back head coach Maurizio Sarri after his impressive start by bringing in a forward.Again, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, who has been touted for a move to Stamford Bridge during successive transfer windows, is said to be top of the wanted list.However, amid reports that Icardi has a release clause of £97.5m and that Inter are determined to keep him, Poland international Krzysztof Piatek of Genoa “is shaping up as a more realistic mid-season target” after impressing for Genoa, the Mail say.Napoli are also said to be keen on Piatek, 23, and are supposedly prepared to pay £30m.Chelsea remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri. [Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire]The Sun run a similar story, again declaring that Chelsea have lost patience with Alvaro Morata and want to sign a striker.Icardi “tops the list”, The Sun say, with Patrick Cutrone “a cheaper alternative” – AC Milan’s Cutrone has also recently been linked with a move to SW6.The Daily Mirror believe ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the leading candidate to take over from under-pressure coach Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid and that this could be a barrier to Real signing Blues star Eden Hazard given that he and Conte had an uneasy relationship during the Italian’s time at Stamford Bridge.And The Sun have picked up on reports in Italy that Chelsea have sent scouts to watch AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.last_img read more

NFL Uniform Top 32

first_img 149 SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Link to post Sports Logo News Recommended Posts By Gary, December 18, 2013 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Share on other sites NFL Uniform Top 32 OnWis97 mbannon92 Gary wonderbread Banned 0 Big A HG Location:Location Location Posted January 12, 2014 Location:SURPRISE, AZ 8,670 Starting a NFL Uniform/Helmet(or just Uniform) Combo Tournament. Doing this another place and with respect to Chris and with his blessing I could post here. I will not post a link or use any other that would make it obvious as I do not want this deleted again.Now with 8 of our top members, we have compiled the tournament pairings. Using 4 Divisions per Conference, we thought this would be fun. Now on with the pairings.NFC ConferenceSanders Division(North)1 Green Bay Packers vs 4 Atlanta Falcons, 2 Washington Redskins vs New Orleans SaintsRice Division(West)1 Detroit Lions vs 4 Seattle Seahawks, 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs 3 Carolina PanthersSapp Division(South)1 Minnesota Vikings vs 4 Dallas Cowboys, 2 Philadelphia Eagles vs St. Louis RamsSmith Division(East)1 Chicago Bears vs 4 Arizona Cardinals, 2 San Francisco 49ers vs 3 New York Giants AFC ConferenceJackson Division(West)1 Oakland Raiders vs 4 Jacksonville Jaguars, 2 Houston Texans vs 3 Denver BroncosBradshaw Division(North)1 Kansas City Chiefs vs 4 Cincinnati Bengals, 2 Buffalo Bills vs 3 Pittsburgh SteelersDickerson Division(South)1 Indianapolis Colts vs 4 Baltimore Ravens, 2 New York Jets vs 3 New England PatriotsNamath Division(East)1 Cleveland Browns vs 4 Miami Dolphins, 2 San Diego Chargers vs 3 Tennessee Titans 677 4,436 Link to post All Activity Location:Bangor, Maine. Abdicated to Charlotte, North Carolina Share on other sites Members 0 8,670 0 Gary Sounds interesting. It should generate plenty of discussion here. My Bengals look like a first-round loser, unless the panel is willing to look at their helmets and stop there. Turns out the panel doesn’t have much to do with this thing. I don’t understand. 837 Share on other sites Every Week I will post a new Division using Bracketeer. I will be doing this until Super Bowl Sunday when we crown a new Champion. What are your thoughts?Btw, if you are interested who the panel is.raysox, GFB, Infrared41, Atomic, Gary, DrDougFresh, LMU, and CS85 infrared41 Members Link to post Share this post mbannon92 Jungle Jim NFL Uniform Top 32 Moderators Share this post 5. Detroit Lions – By far the best of the most recent updates, the Lions have an excellent balance of Honolulu Blue, Silver and Black. The black jersey and black facemask are the only deterrents from an otherwise fantastic uniform set. The Lions dropped the black jersey when they launched their current design. 10 Share on other sites Sounds interesting. It should generate plenty of discussion here. My Bengals look like a first-round loser, unless the panel is willing to look at their helmets and stop there. 0 10 Sounds interesting. It should generate plenty of discussion here. My Bengals look like a first-round loser, unless the panel is willing to look at their helmets and stop there. Turns out the panel doesn’t have much to do with this thing. wonderbread 37,657 posts Big A HG Posted December 20, 2013 0 There’s no pleasing people… Moderators 744 149 253 infrared41 Gary Share this post 2,551 posts Share this post 744 Go To Topic Listing 8,670 Members OnWis97 Posted December 18, 2013 744 37,657 posts Share on other sites 14,934 posts 837 Share this post how was this ranking done? I’m clueless as to how you came up with this ranking, but it seems like you used a panel which is a flawed concept to use because it can be biased, and it is to small of a sample to get an accurate result. idk 382 Share this post It should always be Christmas in New Jersey wonderbread Favourite Logos:Cal Bears, Cavs 837 Link to post 382 7,532 posts Sports Logos what is your method for picking divisions and seeds, why not just use the current divisions and in terms of seeds just have it be a round robin to figure out the champion from each division and then round robin for each conference and then a final btw conference champs djam2410 Share this post Link to post Share this post Members 0 149 Posted January 11, 2014 Share on other sites Location:Indiana Jungle Jim Members 744 This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Location:Location Location SNBSlugger 4,791 posts The Bears don’t currently wear the white monochrome. In fact, other than 2001-2003 and 2009, the team hasn’t worn them regularly since 1983.The Packers, on the other hand, look a little sloppy with the old uniform cut and the collar inconsistency from player to player.So, based on all this I would say the Bears should be ahead of the Pack. And I’m in no way biased, of course As a Packer fan, I could argue this all day long. Either way, when we play, it’s the best looking game of the year every year. Awesome uni’s, outdoors, cold, a lot on the line….epic every time. NFL Uniform Top 32center_img 8,670 There’s no pleasing people… The Bears don’t currently wear the white monochrome. In fact, other than 2001-2003 and 2009, the team hasn’t worn them regularly since 1983.The Packers, on the other hand, look a little sloppy with the old uniform cut and the collar inconsistency from player to player.So, based on all this I would say the Bears should be ahead of the Pack. And I’m in no way biased, of course Posted December 18, 2013 Share this post 0 Link to post djam2410 Share on other sites Seriously, are we not doing ‘phrasing’ anymore? Posted December 20, 2013 Link to post Posted December 20, 2013 Sounds interesting. It should generate plenty of discussion here. My Bengals look like a first-round loser, unless the panel is willing to look at their helmets and stop there. Judging by their “4” seed, it does not look like that’s what is going to happen 382 2,551 posts infrared41 382 744 677 2,393 posts Location:Atlanta Link to post Members 0 Jungle Jim 744 Link to post Gary Posted December 20, 2013 Share on other sites Share this post 837 Glendale Demons 2020 Posted January 11, 2014 Jungle Jim 27,465 posts Location:SURPRISE, AZ Posted January 11, 2014 Favourite Logos:Boston Red Sox San Francisco 49ers Orlando Magic (1989-2000) Detroit Red Wings Hartford Whalers Charlotte Checkers (Current) 4,436 Members Location:SURPRISE, AZ Share on other sites Sports Logos Share on other sites Favourite Logos:I have some. Sounds interesting. It should generate plenty of discussion here. My Bengals look like a first-round loser, unless the panel is willing to look at their helmets and stop there. Turns out the panel doesn’t have much to do with this thing. I don’t understand.Our lists have no bearing on seedings, etc. It’s a 32 team tournament. Since all teams made it, our rankings of said teams are irrelevant. If it helps, those of us on the panel have no idea what our role is in this thing. For example: I ranked the Bengals in the low 20’s but that ranking does nothing to hurt their chances. I ranked the Bills in the top 5 but that does nothing to help their chances. In short, it seems the panel ranked the teams for no apparent reason. 837 SportsLogos.Net Favourite Logos:I have some. Posted January 12, 2014 27,465 posts Gary 253 0 744 0 Link to post Share on other sites Posted December 20, 2013 7,532 posts 4,436 382 Followers 0 382 677 Sign in to follow this   Members All Activity Members 10 27,465 posts Share this post 0 Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites Share this post Members 744 8,670 837 Sports Logo News Glendale Demons 2020 0 Link to post Link to post Followers 0 Banned Gary SNBSlugger 744 752 posts Posted December 20, 2013 infrared41 Master of My Domain Name 8,670 So instead of making this a tournament, we just made this a top 32. Without further ado your thoughts, Again the thoughts are from the panel we have chosen.32. Jacksonville Jaguars – No real surprise here as the Jags take on the 32ndspot as the worst uniform in the league. While this does have potential, the two-tone helmets instantly kill what could be a good set.31. Cincinnati Bengals – Opposite of the Jaguars, the Bengals have an outstanding helmet, but the mish-mash of design elements and atrocious number font on the uniforms really bungle this look up.30. Atlanta Falcons – Great color scheme, but what’s with the vertical sleeve panels? The Falcons have a great color scheme, but a uniform simplification would do wonders for these birds of prey.29. Baltimore Ravens – It’s the road look that hurts the Ravens (well that and the awkward placement of the ‘B’ on the left-facing helmet) as they completely downplay the purple in favor of black.28. Tennessee Titans – The Titans could possibly have a great look…problem is that they use all the wrong color combinations. The Navy/Colombia color scheme is unique to the NFL; it’s a shame that it’s being used in the wrong capacity.27. Denver Broncos – These uniforms really reflect the 1990’s design era… and that’s not a good thing. I don’t think even going back to the orange jerseys help the Broncos in this case as the uniforms just look outdated.26. Seattle Seahawks – While Nike almost got the color scheme right and the number font is pretty solid, there’s just way too much going on with the Seahawks. The linked bird on the helmet looks awkward; the pants striping reminds me of a laurel instead of a feather. There’s potential here, just not sure if Nike and the Seahawks brass will realize it.25. Arizona Cardinals – Awesome helmet. Horrible uniforms. Denver-esque pants slash + rejected Falcons jersey concept = Cardinals uniforms. Don’t even get me started on that black alternate…24. Miami Dolphins – The uniform is well…boring. There’s so much potential for the Dolphins, however the Stormtrooper road set and grey on the helmets are killing this look. The color balance is much better on the home uniforms as aqua and white really look sharp together.23. New England Patriots – Much like their running game, this uniform was designed by committee. Shoulder stripes, mismatched side panels and a really awful number font.22. Dallas Cowboys – This could have very easily been in the top-10, however until they fix the multiple shades of blue (or blue-green), “America’s Team” stays in the bottom half.21. New Orleans Saints – The Saints have a real problem: great look, great colors, and great jerseys. However, it’s their constant use of black pants that kills this set. Monochrome black at home, plus the lack of gold on the road drops the Saints to the number 21 spot.20. St. Louis Rams – A lot of people don’t like the navy/old gold look of the Rams; they say it’s too drab. the Rams have a decent look, but the monochrome sets do more harm than good. The helmet is classic as are the shoulder Ram horn stripes, but this drab team needs to brighten up a little.19. Carolina Panthers – The Panthers are a great example of how modern design doesn’t have to be ugly or shocking. The Slash style striping work really well in this set, as do the multiple combinations of uniforms. Still not a fan of the monochrome, however even the monochrome whites look really sharp.18. Pittsburgh Steelers – What’s keeping this team out of the top-10 is the number font. The Steelers have a great color balance and a good, solid football-look. That number font really looks out of place on that blue-collar uniform.17. New York Giants – M&M-looking helmet aside, the Giants transition from grey pants on the home to white really helped to clean up their look. Now if they could only add a little more blue to the roads…16. Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles have a pretty solid look and is a great modern take on a classic uniform. Many people clamor for the return to Kelly Green, however the Midnight Green currently being used still works in this case. If only they could ditch that black jersey from the set, the Eagles would fly a little higher on our rankings. 15. Houston Texans – Awesome helmet and a great overall look. Similar to the Panthers, the Texans prove that even modern design elements can be made to look good.14. San Diego Chargers – The Chargers have had a primarily excellent uniform throughout the franchise’s history. Trying to combine multiple erasand do a modern take on it doesn’t work in this instance. The current incarnation of Chargers’ uniform has too many design elements creating a visual havoc on the field.13. New York Jets – The Jets look is fantastic from head to toe…until you get to those monochrome uniforms. The green on green uniforms are a complete disaster while the white on white don’t showcase the green enough. Eliminate the monochromes and the Jets would more than likely rank higher on the list. 12. Cleveland Browns – I wanted this uniform to be in the top-10 so much, but you can’t overlook the Brown pants, Orange jersey and monochrome brown look. Until those are phased out, the Browns are on the outside looking in. 11. Washington Redskins – The Skins going back to the gold pants on the home uniforms was a brilliant move last season, however it looks a little out of place on the road uniforms. Ideally, a burgundy/gold and white/burgundy set would catapult this team, but for now a number 11 spot is where the Redskins rank. 10. Minnesota Vikings – The jury is still out on the matte helmets, however the current Vikings set is a huge upgrade over what was being worn last season. The black facemasks and number font hurt this set from being in the top-5. 9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – This is one of the rare instances where just about every combination works and looks great. The monochrome whites are the only thing hurting this look…but not by much. 8. Buffalo Bills – Pretty much all of us rejoiced when the Bills went back to a classic design style instead of the navy/nickel/red mess. The Bills have a great traditional look with subtle modern touches; however, the all white monochrome hurts an otherwise fantastic set. 7. San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers are one of the few teams to have looked outstanding in all their incarnations and the current version is no exception. What hurts this look is the black on the helmet logo not being anywhere in the uniform. The mish-mash of 80′s look and 90′s logo drop the Niners to the number 7 spot. 6. Kansas City Chiefs – By adding the cherry pants back to the road look, the Chiefs catapulted to the number 6 spot on the list. The Chiefs boast a classic, solid football design from top to bottom with great color balance. 5. Detroit Lions – By far the best of the most recent updates, the Lions have an excellent balance of Honolulu Blue, Silver and Black. The black jersey and black facemask are the only deterrents from an otherwise fantastic uniform set. 4. Indianapolis Colts – Another great, classic look and the only team who looks real sharp in monochrome white for some reason. The ever-shrinking shoulder stripes are holding this uniform set from the top spot. 3. Chicago Bears – Great color balance, an awesome overall look and it even translates well onto the Orange alternate. So why number 3? The white monochrome just drags down the entire set. 2. Green Bay Packers – It’s the stuff legends are made of: solid home and road and a classic football look. The Pack ultimately holds truest definition of a football uniform. At least until compared with… 1. Oakland Raiders – The top of our lists hosts a relatively gorgeous team in any and every aspect. Uncluttered without alternates and variations, the Silver and Black look sharp on the road, at home and pretty much wherever they play. Link to post Posted December 20, 2013 280 posts 0 Share this post 253 wonderbread Sounds interesting. It should generate plenty of discussion here. My Bengals look like a first-round loser, unless the panel is willing to look at their helmets and stop there. Turns out the panel doesn’t have much to do with this thing. I don’t understand.Our lists have no bearing on seedings, etc. It’s a 32 team tournament. Since all teams made it, our rankings of said teams are irrelevant. If it helps, those of us on the panel have no idea what our role is in this thing. For example: I ranked the Bengals in the low 20’s but that ranking does nothing to hurt their chances. I ranked the Bills in the top 5 but that does nothing to help their chances. In short, it seems the panel ranked the teams for no apparent reason. Or a team that was ranked highly will go against a team that ranked lower, increasing their chances of winning the tournament…?Correct me if I am mistaken…. 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Watford player identified as alternative target, club consider offering own player…

first_imgAC Milan’s Suso has emerged as a transfer target for AS Roma, according to reports. Calciomercato claim contacts between with the Spaniard’s agent, Alessandro Lucci, and the two clubs are continuous, but Suso’s asking price of €30-35m remains expensive for Paulo Fonseca’s side.For this reason, Roma have started to look at other alternatives and identified Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu as a target.It’s claimed the Italian capital club will offer their goalkeeper Robin Olsen as part of the deal to sign the former Everton man.Embed from Getty ImagesWatford have Ben Foster, Heurelho Gomes and Pontus Dahlberg as the three goalkeepers in the squad and unless and until one of them is sold, it doesn’t make sense to sign Olsen.Deulofeu didn’t rule out a move away from the Premier League club in the summer transfer window, but Roma identifying him as an alternate target could be a tactic from their end to put pressure on Milan to lower the asking price for Suso.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoGeeks Reviews價格僅為HK$771 的便携自拍無人機正席捲香港Geeks ReviewsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Magnus Carlsen reveals next move to launch a new era of $1 million online chess tour

first_img Arnold Dsouza COMMENT First Published: 15th May, 2020 18:11 IST LIVE TV The internet is here to stay!https://t.co/S5LG0BUsXO pic.twitter.com/DS0zvVVz7P— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) May 14, 2020 ALSO READ: Online Chess: Viswanathan Anand Rested As India Lose To ChinaMagnus Carlsen IQ: Magnus Carlsen Online Chess TourChess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen recently announced the launch of the ‘Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour’ on May 14. The 29-year-old Norwegian created an invitational online chess tournament last month for fans with the total prize money of $250,000. The aim was to keep fans at home occupied during the coronavirus lockdown. The online chess tournament began on April 18 and ended on May 3 as Magnus Carlsen himself won the inaugural tournament. However, fans weren’t too surprised with the results given the Magnus Carlsen IQ is considerably higher in comparison to an average human.ALSO READ: GM Iniyan To Organise ‘Chess Marathon’ To Raise Funds For COVID-19 ReliefMagnus Carlsen standings: Magnus Carlsen Online Chess TourAccording to ScoopWhoop, the Magnus Carlsen IQ clocks in at 190. The staggering Magnus Carlsen IQ puts him in the category of the top 20 smartest people in the world. Magnus Carlsen’s peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history and the Chess World No 1 recently broke the record for the longest unbeaten streak, making it 111 games without defeat.ALSO READ: Over 25 Grandmaster To Take Part In Indian Chess League From May 15Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour: Schedule for online chess TourFollowing the success of the first online chess tour, Magnus Carlsen now wants to combine three more online chess tournaments – including the Magnus Carlsen invitational last month – to create an astonishing prize fund of $1 million for the final winner. This will be the highest ever reward for winning an online chess tour and the finals will take place between August 9-20. The top four players from the inaugural chess tournament will qualify for the next ‘major’. Carlsen, along with Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren, and Alireza Firouzja will feature in the next major online chess tournament. Here is the schedule for the three major online chess tours including the final: Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (May 19-June 3) – $150,000Online Chess Masters (June 20-July 5) – $150,000Legends of Chess (July 21 -August 5)  – $150,000Grand Final (August 9-20) – $300,000Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour: Magnus Carlsen online chess tour finaleWinners of the individual tournaments will progress through to the grand final. The $250,000 from the invitational chess tournament will be added to the prize money for the other four tournaments. The total prize money for the winner of the final will be a staggering $1 million. ALSO READ: Online Chess: Viswanathan Anand Rested As India Lose To China Last Updated: 15th May, 2020 18:11 IST Magnus Carlsen Reveals Next Move To Launch A New Era Of $1 Million Online Chess Tour Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is prepared to combine four online chess tournaments and reward the winner with a staggering $1 million prize.center_img World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is set to boost the popularity of his sport amid the coronavirus lockdown. It is reported that the ‘Magnus Carlsen Online Chess Tour’ will combine the four major online chess tournaments with the grand finale set to take place in August later this year. The prize money for the Magnus Carlsen chess tour would amount up to a whopping $1 million – the highest reward for winning an online chess tournament. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Written Bylast_img read more

Fear and stress ruled run-up, says rugby World Cup champion

first_imgTOKYO,  (Reuters) – A Japanese voice thunders out of a megaphone and political slogans drown out the voices on a Tokyo nightclub roof garden. Will Greenwood holds his head in his hands. “You hear the Tannoy now, right?” the rugby World Cup winner asked during a break in the cacophony.“That Tannoy is relevant, because that volume was the level of fear and self-doubt I had in my head.”Greenwood played a key role in England’s last, and only, Rugby World Cup triumph in 2003 when they beat Australia in a dramatic extra-time final in Sydney. This weekend Eddie Jones’s England team will seek to replicate that feat when they face South Africa in Tokyo, and the 47-year-old reached back into his memory to tell Reuters what the current crop will be going through right now.“I had this the whole time: ‘Oh my god, oh my god, don’t lose… Oh my god, oh my god don’t make the error’. (People think) ‘No, no, you were all serene and calm… (but) that’s like a front in press conferences,” he said at an event hosted by Rugby World Cup partner Land Rover. “My perspective was Monday, Tuesday, ‘We’re in a World Cup final, baby, this is why we play’… Wednesday, Thursday, ‘Oh my god, do not mess this up’.“Left on my own, demons, thoughts, total and utter fear… just slept, just slept… The only way I could quieten the Tannoy is if I am sleeping or in the cinema, which I then end up sleeping in. “Friday, pushing the food round the plate feeling physically sick, going ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do this, I can’t do this…’ emotional energy spent…“Saturday morning, ‘Whoah, game day’. Saturday afternoon I’m back in it, I’m alright. So, they’ll all have their stories to tell. They’ll all have their inner demons to struggle with… some may not, and they are the most blessed people or they have listened to the psychologists and haven’t completely ignored them like I always did, which is possibly part of the problem,” he smiled.Ultimately, key for Greenwood was routine and familiarity, which, he said, helped slay the demons. “You know people go to work and they put a suit on and they’re a lawyer, or they have an outfit and they’re a plumber or they’re a builder, or they’re an engineer. They go to work; they’re in work mode.“For me, sticking the England tracksuit on on a Saturday was work mode, and I could just release (the demons) and go through the processes.”ENGLAND BY 10 OR 12 Greenwood said that before this World Cup he had cooled on the seemingly invincible All Blacks, saying he felt they had shown signs of weakness.England beat the three-times and defending champions in a breathtaking semi-final on Saturday.The 2003 champion has instead been mentally backing England’s opponents from 12 months back – until that sensational 19-7 England win over New Zealand.“To ignore last Saturday, and what England did, would be like blind faith in what I said 12 months ago,” Greenwood said. “Just because you voted Remain or Brexit (in Britain’s EU referendum of 2016), actually you might then listen to the arguments, and the point of democracy is you can change your mind and then go ‘actually I have now listened to all the arguments, and I think sport is like that.“You can’t just say because of what you saw 12 months ago… I go much more form horse, short-term, quality I’ve seen, and I think England will win this by 10 or 12 points and will shut out the Springboks.“The defensive press will be too much, it will force South Africa to do something they don’t want to do. You might go, ‘Look at those blooming rose-tinted spectacles he’s wearing’, but I’m going on what I saw, and have seen the past few weeks. “I think they’ve got to stay true to what they did, which is keep the tempo high, keep the pace high, get those pullback balls going around the corner having All Black defenders guessing – I mean guessing – who’s getting the ball, and if they do that then England will put themselves in very good shape to do something that hasn’t been done for 15 years and 345 days.”last_img read more

Barcelona want Man City star Bernardo Silva and could offer Nelson Semedo in shock swap transfer

first_imgBARCELONA are interested in signing Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, according to reports.The Portuguese midfielder started just 23 Premier League matches for City this season as he struggled to rediscover the form that saw him named their player of the year in 2018-19.Manchester City Bernardo Silva is back in England after being holed up in PortugalCredit: Getty Images – GettyBarca hope to capitalise on Silva’s situation and could include right-back Nelson Semedo in a cash-plus-player swap deal.The Telegraph claims the La Liga giants hope to tempt the 25-year-old with a new challenge after three seasons at the Etihad.However, Barca’s limited post-coronavirus budget means they have prioritised swap deals this summer and hope to test City’s resolve by offering Semedo in part-exchange.Semedo, 26, has been on City’s radar for some time and is among a number of names the Blaugrana are looking to move on in the transfer window. Silva joined City from Monaco in 2017 for an initial £43.5million fee but would likely be valued much higher by City, even though the pandemic looks in the most part to have decimated transfer fees globally.Despite a downturn in form, the midfielder has still contributed eight goals and ten assists in 52 appearances this season.Asked recently about Silva, City boss Pep Guardiola admitted this season had been tough for the Portuguese due to the displays of Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez.“This season, maybe it was my fault or maybe Phil was more involved and Riyad maintained his level and the other players played good too,” Guardiola said.Silva was overlooked in favour of Foden for City’s Champions League last-16 win over Real Madrid on Friday night before coming on for the England under-21 international in the 67th minute.David Silva offered £52k a week, private jet and ‘elegant house’ by Lazio as Man City legend weighs up transfer Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Omg this is awesome 🙂 REAL vs FAKE GOLDcenter_img Most awesome bullfighting festival Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Iowa House GOP backs three-day waiting period for abortions

first_imgSandy SalmonRepublicans in the Iowa House have voted for a 72-hour waiting period before women seeking an abortion in the state may have the procedure performed. In addition, women seeking an abortion in Iowa would have to have an ultrasound and be given an opportunity to look at it.“I stand in support….because seeing is believing,” Representative Greg Heartsill, a Republican from Columbia, said.The House GOP’s plan also asks that the woman be given the option of listening to a heartbeat, if one can be detected.“This will shine the light upon what is really inside the womb of the mother,” said Representative Sandy Salmon, a Republican from Janesville.Salmon and her Republican colleagues today voted to require that a woman seeking an abortion be given information that encourages her to consider the option of adoption instead.“To help a woman consider and make a good, educated decision for herself and her baby,” Salmon said, “totally appropriate for the life-and-death decision she is making.”All the Democrats in the Iowa House voted against these new abortion restrictions. Representative Amy Nielsen is a Democrat from North Liberty.“I believe that passing this legislation tells the roughly 1.6 million women in Iowa that they are not intelligent enough to make health care decisions for themselves,” said Representative Amy Nielsen, a Democrat from North Liberty. “What medical decisions do we require a man to take 72 hours to consider before he is allowed to receive the treatment?”Democrats offered a series of amendments to the legislation, all of which were rejected by Republicans or withdrawn before a vote could be taken.“Let’s keep the scaly tentacles of government out of women’s wombs,” Representative Liz Bennett,  a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, said earlier this evening.Representative Cindy Winckler, a Democrat from Davenport, predicted these new rules for abortions would be challenged in court.“When we, as a legislature, try to force personal, private decisions onto individuals, we get into trouble,” Winckler said.In mid-March, the Iowa Senate voted to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. That prohibition is at the core of the legislation debated tonight, however the bill was tabled shortly after 10:30 p.m. and no final vote has been taken in the House.House rules prohibit voting from midnight until 8 a.m.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Prospect Profile: Yefry Ramirez

first_imgYefry Ramirez is the next player to be profiled comes in at number 19 on the Baltimore Orioles preseason top 30 prospects list. Number 20, Adam Hall, was profiled yesterday. Ramirez is a 24 year-old right handed pitcher out of the Dominican Republic.Ramirez was first signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in early 2011. His first four seasons were spent in rookie ball, spending two seasons in the Dominican Summer League, one and a half seasons in the Pioneer league, and half a season in the Arizona League.His first season in the DSL was spent out of the bullpen. He made 18 appearances out of the bullpen, pitching 24.2 innings with a 3.28 ERA. He struggled with control walking 17 batters with a 1.06 strike-out to walk ratio.He transitioned into a starting role for his second season in the DSL. He performed well in the new rule, despite an 0-6 record. He made 13 total appearances including 11 starts, pitching a total of 60 innings.  He had a 3.00 ERA, striking out 62 batters and only walking 61.In 2014 Ramirez split time between the Pioneer League and the Arizona League, appearing in six and seven games respectively. In six starts in the Pioneer  League, Ramirez had a 2-1 record with a 4.75 ERA, 17 strikeouts, and 11 walks across 30.1 innings.Ramirez fared better in his 37.1 innings of work in the Arizona League. He carried a 4-2 reccord in seven appearances including four starts. His ERA was 1.93 and he struck out 48 and only walking four.In his final season with the Diamondbacks, Ramirez returned to the Pioneer League. He made 14 appearances, starting all but one, and pitched a total of 69 innings. He had a 5-5 record to go along with an ERA of 5.35, 61 strikeouts, and 21 walks.Despite a lackluster performance, the New York Yankees thought highly enough of Ramirez to select him in the Minor League phase in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft.He started his Yankees career in the South Atlantic League with the Charleston RiverDogs. He made 11 starts while in Charleston, going 4-2 with a 2.80 ERA, striking out 66 and only walking 14.His strong start earned him a promotion to the Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League. In his 11 starts in Tampa, he had a .284 ERA with 66 strikeouts and 18 walks across 63.1 innings.After his strong 2016 season, Ramirez was added to the Yankees 40-man roster and started the 2017 season in AA with the Trenton Thunder. In his 18 starts with the Thunder, Ramirez had a 10-3 record with 3.41 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 38 walks in 92.1 innings.At the trade deadline, the Yankees traded Ramirez to the Orioles for international pool money. He made six starts, working in 32 innings, with the AA Bowie Baysox after being traded. He went 5-0 with an ERA of 3.66 striking out 26 and walking 11.He will likely start the year off as a starter in AAA with the Norfolk Tides. With the question marks surrounding the orioles rotation, a good start in Norfolk could lead to Ramirez getting Starts in Baltimore should other options not pan out.MLB.com Analysis:Operating from a high three-quarters slot, Ramirez will sit comfortably in the low-90s with his fastball while bumping 96. A plus changeup and an inconsistent slider comprise his secondary arsenal, and he’s capable of generating whiffs against hitters on both sides of the plate with both. Ramirez has good feel for throwing strikes but below-average command.Ramirez blossomed during his first Double-A campaign, showing an intriguing blend of stuff, pitchability and bat-missing ability. And with good strength and athleticism to his sturdy frame, scouts like the right-hander’s chances of becoming a back-end starter.MLB.com Scouting Grades:Fastball: 50 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45MLB ETA: 2018Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: A look at their relationship timeline

first_imgTom Brady has won six Super Bowls and the heart of Gisele Bündchen.So how did the Patriots quarterback and supermodel meet? Let’s take a look at their relationship timeline. View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram Meu eterno namorado❤ My forever ValentineA post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Jun 12, 2019 at 7:17am PDTDecember 2006: The blind dateIt all started with a blind date. Brady, who was in a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan at the time, agreed to meet Bundchen for a drink. Bundchen said she knew it was love at first sight. She spoke about their date during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.“You know, when I saw those kind eyes, I literally fell in love, like, right away,” she said. “I was like, ‘What?’ He was just so—you know how sweet he is.”Brady broke up with Moynahan shortly after his blind date with Bundchen and the two officially became an item.February 2007: ComplicationsThings got a bit complicated for the new couple when Moynahan announced she was pregnant with Brady’s child.”It was a challenging thing because here I am, you know, thinking, I’m dating this guy, we met, and we started dating and everything is great and then this happens,” Bundchen told CBS This Morning. “So, then I felt like I didn’t know what to do. It was kind of one of those moments of like, ‘Do I just run away?'”Moynahan and Brady welcomed their son, Jack, now 12, in August 2007. Bundchen refers to Jack as her “bonus child.” View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram What a ride this past 9 years have been. I love learning and growing with you. Happy anniversary love of my lifey! Te amo muito! ❤😘 Que aventura tem sido esses últimos 9 anos. Amo aprender e crescer contigo. Feliz aniversário amor da minha vida!A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Feb 26, 2018 at 5:47am PSTApril 2009: Second ceremonyLess than two months after getting married, Brady and Bundchen invited extended family (about 40 people) to join them in Costa Rica for another ceremony.In her autobiography, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” which was released in October 2018, Bundchen shares details about the causal affair.”People ate Mexican food and drank margaritas,” she said. “They sat or stood in the kitchen, or on the lawn, or by the side of the pool. My sister Pati and Tom’s sister Julie each read a beautiful poem, and everyone had a slice of the chocolate wedding cake. Tom had made playlists — his had songs by Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, James Taylor, and others—and at some point my friend Nino, whom I’ve known since my earliest days in New York and who’s like a brother to me, plugged in his iPod. The kids went swimming in the pool, while guests danced around in their bathing suits.” 12 years ago, you blessed our lives with your love and light! I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful soul than you! Happy Birthday Jackie! Your family loves you sssooooooo much! ❤️🎂A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Aug 22, 2019 at 5:16am PDTJanuary 2009: EngagedAfter dating for two years, Brady and Bundchen got engaged. Bundchen told Vogue about Brady’s tricky proposal. “When he proposed to me, he made up this whole story how my apartment was flooding, and I ran over to fix the situation,” she said. “When I got there, the whole apartment had candles and rose petals everywhere, and then he went down on his knees to propose, and I’m like, ‘get up!’ because he just had surgery and had three staph infections. And I was like ‘What are you doing?’ He’s like, ‘I gotta go on my knees,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no, no! Get up, please!'”February 2009: MarriageBrady and Bundchen got married on February 26, 2009, at a church in Santa Monica, California.Only 20 people attended the intimate ceremony, according to Brides.”We planned it in like 10 days, and it was perfect,” Brady told GQ later that year. View this post on Instagramcenter_img View this post on Instagram His smile just melts my heart! Today is his day and I feel so lucky to be his mummy. Happy birthday sweet angel. You are so loved. #infinitelove #myboyboy ❤🥰🎈🎂 👼🏻🎁 Esse sorriso derrete meu coração! Hoje é o dia dele e tenho muita sorte em ser sua mãe. Feliz aniversário meu anjinho. Nós te amamos muito. #amorinfinito #meupequenoA post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Dec 8, 2018 at 5:00am PSTDecember 2012: Second childBrady and Bundchen welcomed their second child, a daughter named Vivian Lake, on Dec. 5, 2012. Don’t worry guys. I will keep him ready. #Brady’scamp #IwillwhatIwant 😂😂😂 Não se preocupem. Ele vai estar preparado.A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:11am PDTMay 2017: ConcussionsBundchen tells CBS News that Brady has had concussions, but there are no NFL records of them.February 2019: Marriage isn’t easyBrady shared a photo to Instagram celebrating his 10-year anniversary with Bundchen and said, “I know our journey has not been easy, but the challenges we have overcome have made our bond stronger and our love grow deeper.” When they say little girls own their daddies. It’s true!! We are all cheering for you my love , have fun! ❤️🤗 #gameday #gopats #godaddy Photo: John Tlumacki Quando dizem que as meninas derretem o ❤️ do pai, é verdade! Estamos aqui torcendo por você meu amor, se divirta hoje!A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Sep 30, 2018 at 6:11am PDT2015: Divorce rumorsTabloids reported that the couple had been having marital issues and planned on getting divorced.Brady denied the rumors during a radio interview with WEEI.”We’re in a great place,” he said. “There’s no bigger support I have than her.”September 2016: DeflategateBrady was suspended for four games during the 2016 NFL season. Bundchen shared support for her husband by sharing an Instagram photo of the two playing catch, along with the caption, “Don’t worry guys. I will keep him ready.” Love being your partner in the dance of life. Happy anniversary my love! Te amo ❤ Amo ser sua parceira na dança da vida. Feliz aniversário de casamento meu amor! Te amo.A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:51am PSTDecember 2009: First childThe couple’s first child, Benjamin Rein, was born on Dec. 8, 2009. Bundchen revealed that she delivered her son in the bathtub of their penthouse apartment in Boston. MORE: Tom Brady passes Brett Favre for third in career passing yards View this post on Instagram Ten years ago, I didn’t realize how much I could love you and the family we created together. My heart is so full and I am so blessed! I know our journey has not been easy, but the challenges we have overcome have made our bond stronger and our love grow deeper. Thank you for loving me, for supporting my dreams, and for nurturing our family in the way that only you could. You are my rock, my love and my light! I love you and I love our family! 🌟❤️😍 #bossladyA post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Feb 26, 2019 at 6:04am PSTlast_img read more