Elsie Lock, 85

first_imgElsie L. Lock, 85, of Versailles passed away at 1:30am Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home. She was born at Revelo in McCreary County, Kentucky on July 31, 1931 the daughter of Marion and Nellie King Ross. She was married to Johnny Choate on June 12, 1965 and he preceded her in death on July 20, 1980. Survivors include two daughters Deborah Johns of Versailles and Kaye (Dale) Vanover of Pine Knott, Kentucky; 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one brother Michael (Elizabeth) Ross of Deer Park, Ohio; one sister Evelyn Neufarth of Blue Ash, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her son James “Rusty” Reed, one great great grandson Nate Ali and her sisters Essie Tucker and Georgia Ross. Mrs. Lock was a 1949 graduate of Pine Knott High School. She and her husband were former owner operators of the Court House Inn in Versailles and she had also operated the camp store at the Versailles State Park for 15 years. Her last job was as secretary for Paul Morris’ Bosch Lights of Versailles. Elsie was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Logan Fugate officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery at Stumpke’s Corner. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cross Plains Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Pardew: Forget about Newcastle link

first_img Press Association “We’re going there in great form. The stadium will be wary of us, the 11 players on the pitch,” Pardew said. “Irrespective of my reception, it’s about the 11 players on the pitch and Sunderland fans know that we’re in really good form. “The group is on a high. We have a different type of game this Saturday and we need to make the adjustment quickly.” Pardew arrived at Selhurst Park in January with top-flight survival the target. Performances and results have surpassed expectations, but Pardew insists the Eagles must stick to the characteristics which have seen them soar to 11th place in the table. “It is now about trying to keep our professionalism and keep on the process of what’s been winning us games,” Pardew added. “We haven’t set an outcome target, in terms of points we’re going to get, but we have talked about the standards that we’ve set and that we need to maintain those. “If we maintain them, then our position might surprise a few. “We’re three points away from the top 10 so of course it is (a realistic target).” Pardew believes Palace players will be viewed in a more favourable light when it comes to international honours. He said: “All our players are going to be looked at in a kinder manner, or through a different lens to how they’ve been looked at – and so they should be. “Our form is as good as the top three or four clubs in the country and therefore they should receive the plaudits for what they’re doing. That would be only what they deserve.” Mile Jedinak could come straight in after his four-game suspension as midfielder Joe Ledley is a doubt with a hip injury. Pardew added: “Joe Ledley’s got a slight strain and we’ll have to monitor that. “He’s been exceptional since I’ve been here, so we’ll give him every opportunity to play.” Pardew, after four years as Newcastle boss, knows Sunderland well and was not surprised the Black Cats turned to former Rangers and Holland boss Dick Advocaat. “I think it was a great move for them to have someone of his experience at this time and he’s proving that,” Pardew added. “It’s fair to say they’ve gone a little bit more direct, a little bit more positive. “They have some good players and it’s always a difficult place to go. “I don’t think we’re under an illusions. It’s a team coming off the back of a great victory (beating Newcastle 1-0) and they will be buoyed for our game.” Alan Pardew says Sunderland should be more concerned about his in-form Crystal Palace side than his past as Newcastle manager this Saturday. Palace beat Manchester City on Monday night and have ambitions of finishing in the Barclays Premier League’s top 10 this season. Pardew was the first Newcastle boss to suffer four successive defeats to Sunderland, who last weekend won a fifth Tyne-Wear derby in a row, but is now only thinking about Palace. last_img read more

Fort Pierce mom helps police arrest son in attempted murder case

first_imgTwo teenagers are facing eleven counts of attempted murder in Fort Pierce.Police arrested 14-year-old Fedson Delois and 17-year-old Christopher Warren in connection to a shooting, last month.Investigators say gunfire erupted after a confrontation over an alleged stolen cell phone.Warren’s mother helped police identify her son as a suspect by watching surveillance footage of the incident, CBS12 reports.She reportedly told police she’d rather see him locked up than dead in the streets.Additionally, she told police that her son had been arrested multiple times for carrying a firearm and named an instance where he brought one to school.Warren recently served 21 days at a juvenile detention center for possession of a firearm.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

Boyce/Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day

first_img… Jude Bike Shop hands over sponsorship for cycle racesJUDE Bike Shop, on Monday, handed over its sponsorship for the cycling races that will be a part of the upcoming Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day set for April 30 at Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.Proprietor of Jude Bike Shop, Jude Bentley, a former national cyclist who once competed at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, declared how happy he was to be able to give back to the sport of cycling as he handed over the sponsorship package.This will be the first year that cycling will be introduced at the annual Relay Festival, which is observing its second edition this year.The event will feature two cycling events. There will be a Devil-takes-the-Hindmost race for the males, which will carry a total purse of $50 000 – $25 000 going to the winner, $15 000 for second-place and $10 000 for the third-place. Replicas will complement the cash prizes.The second race is expected to be a female event. However, the organisers noted that if there are not enough female registrants for the female competition, another male race will be held. The races are expected to attract some of the top male cyclists locally.Apart from the cycling races the day’s event will also see the feature 10 relay events, softball cricket and football as well as a dominoes competition.last_img read more

Trojans tip off 2012 season at home

first_imgFollowing an eventful offseason, it’s finally time to see the results of college basketball’s version of Extreme Makeover. Eight months after USC concluded a historically bad season on a 10-game losing streak, the USC men’s basketball team — featuring nine new players, including five transfers — is looking for a fresh start.Hot seat · USC men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill received heavy criticism after the 2011-12 Trojans lost a school-record 26 games. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanThat first opportunity to turn over a new leaf comes Friday night, as the Trojans host the Coppin State Eagles at the Galen Center, with tip-off set for 8 p.m. The Eagles finished 14-16 with a 9-7 conference record last season, but are being picked to finish 10th in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after losing all five starters because of graduation.The Eagles’ top returning scorer is Taariq Cephas, who averaged 5.7 points per game and was named to the MEAC All-Rookie Team as a freshman. Like USC, Coppin State has nine new players on its roster; Towson transfer Troy Franklin is expected to take over the role as leading scorer.The Trojans did not practice like the team usually does on Thursday, instead using the day to watch game tape of the Eagles.USC opened the 2011-12 season with a home win over Cal State Northridge at Galen, but coach Kevin O’Neill is mum on his expectations for Friday’s opener.“We want to try to get a win,” O’Neill said. “You go into every game trying to get a win. In college basketball, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing. If they’re wearing short pants and a jersey, they have a chance to beat you, so we have to come every game and play the right way.”For O’Neill and the team, the “right way” focuses on defense, physicality, and above all, total commitment to playing together as a unit.“If you become an all-in team, you win games,” O’Neill said. “You win on hustle, sharing the ball and all of the things that come with those. That’s what we have to be.”All four of the currently eligible transfers figure to play a role in the rotation and the fifth, 7-foot-2 Rice transfer Omar Oraby, has been granted a hardship waiver to play immediately.For three of the transfers, Friday’s game will be their first NCAA contest in nearly two years.“I’m a little bit nervous, but as soon as I go out there it will all go away,” said junior forward Ari Stewart, who sat out last season while redshirting after transferring from Wake Forest. “I’m just trying to make sure I get everything right.”Another transfer, junior shooting guard J.T. Terrell, said that O’Neill’s practice style is invaluable preparation for the actual season.“I think we might play even faster than in-game speed in our practices,” said Terrell, who averaged 24.4 points per game last year playing for Peninsula College in Washington after leaving Wake Forest following his freshman year. “We’re a lot more physical [in practice] than what the refs are going to call in the game, so we’re prepared with that.”Despite the loss of last year’s leading scorer in guard Maurice Jones, Terrell and senior point guard Jio Fontan, who missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, will form what could be a dynamic starting backcourt duo.“They’re veteran players and they both play with force,” said O’Neill. “They’re both playmakers, so I wouldn’t trade those two for any other backcourt in the country.”The Trojans set a school record for losses last season, finishing 6-26 and winning only one Pac-12 game, against Utah. In addition to the loss of Jones (now at Iowa State), forward Garrett Jackson and guard Alexis Moore also transferred to Saint Mary’s and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Despite the losses, the Trojans returned 52.2 percent of their scoring from last year and 56.8 percent of their rebounding.last_img read more

Trojans to welcome SD State

first_imgThe USC women’s lacrosse team is hard at work this week preparing for its final home game on Friday against the San Diego State Aztecs. Before the matchup, the team will celebrate its decorated seniors — goalie Gussie Johns, defender Lydia Sutton and attackers Alexis Kardias and graduate student Maeve McMahon — at their pregame Senior Day festivities.Senior defender Lydia Sutton is one of four Trojans who will be recognized this Friday as a part of Senior Day. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy, who are currently ranked No. 20 in the nation in the IWLCA coaches’ poll, is looking to snap its three-game losing streak with just two games to go until the Pac-12 championships.The pressure is on because the team has not lost four games in a row in its history. Despite recent struggles, the Trojans have been able to stand out statistically from the rest of the Pac-12. They lead the conference in goals-against averages (9.05) and caused turnovers (10.36). Despite their success in statistics, head coach Lindsey Munday thinks there is still more room for all-around improvement. “[We] need to get better, plain and simple,” Munday said. One area where the Trojans have been lacking is in draw control, which can act as a great metric of a team’s dominance. Over their three-game losing streak, USC trails in draw controls won, 23-54. In their recent encounters, the Trojans have been strong against San Diego State. In their two matchups last year, USC was dominant, winning the first 15-3 and the second 18-7. Last year was indicative of the history between the two teams; the USC women’s lacrosse team has a perfect 6-0 record against the Aztecs.However, Munday, who boasts a 76-37 record all-time, guaranteed that the Trojans are focused on Friday’s game rather than their past success against the Aztecs. When asked if the team’s mindset had been affected by the history of success against San Diego State, Munday quickly responded, “Not at all,” before adding that the team is “focusing on taking this one game at a time” and doing what it needs to do as a team, week in and week out.Munday’s mindset has spread to some members of the team, looking toward their Friday game against San Diego State.“We’re a new team this year, they’re a new team this year,” McMahon said. “Whatever happened last year is in the past.” The Aztecs (8-6 overall record) are sitting on a three-game losing streak of their own, two of which were lost by a narrow 1-goal defeat. San Diego State will be a challenge that should not be overlooked by the Trojans. Overall, the Aztecs bring forth an impressive season and a strong roster to McAlister Field. San Diego State’s roster touts dominant players such as: junior midfielder Jill Haight, who leads the team with 31 goals, eight assists for 39 points and 60 draw controls to lead SDSU; junior midfielder Harlowe Steele, who has racked up 28 goals this season; and senior midfielder Elizabeth Rourke, the team’s distributor, who leads with 15 assists. The Aztecs’ goalie, Katy Sharretts, has started all but one game and has an impressive 12.05 goals-against average.In spite of the recent upsets in the Women of Troy’s schedule, the team has been strong at home this season, posting a 4-2 record at McAlister Field. In its coming game, USC will need to rely on its three players who have made it onto the watch list for the Tewaaraton Award — the award given annually to the best player nationally. The Trojan’s leading scorer, sophomore midfielder Kerrigan Miller, All-American defender Lydia Sutton and All-Region goalie Gussie Johns have been linked to the award. Each of the above-mentioned players have been named Pac-12 Player of the Week at least once this season — Johns has picked up the award twice.Since the start of the program, USC has risen in the rankings, showing no signs of slowing down, especially with the support of Munday. All things considered, the Trojans have been working hard not only as a team but on individual improvements as well. The presence of the Aztecs will not be taken lightly, as the team has certainly proved itself this year. The Women of Troy hope to come away with a win in the seniors’ last game at McAlister Field and ultimately put an end to their losing skid.last_img read more

Angels lefty Tyler Skaggs answers doubters with results

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Now, still a month shy of his 27th birthday, Skaggs has finally shown consistently who he always knew he could be.He has a 3.08 ERA through a team-leading 73 innings. He has not missed a turn, and not even had a hint of an injury.“He’s just kind of putting everything together,” said Angels pitching coach Charlie Nagy, who was also Skaggs’ pitching coach in Arizona. “He’s confident out there. He feels good about what he’s doing. He’s working hard between starts. He’s attacking the hitters a lot better. He’s throwing all his pitches and it’s equated to success.”All his pitches.Perhaps the greatest tangible improvement for Skaggs to get to this point is the addition of his changeup. Skaggs always had a fastball and a sharp curve, but he’d never been able to master a third pitch. He experimented with a cutter and a slider and several kinds of changeups. Although statistical websites show Skaggs throwing changeups in previous years, he said those were never actual changeups, just half-hearted attempts or “BP fastballs.”Over the winter, he finally found a changeup grip that seems to have worked, and he finally learned to throw the pitch with the required conviction to sell it to the hitters.He’s thrown the changeup 11.2 percent of the time, and hitters have hit .188 when putting it in play. They’ve also swung and missed at it 15.4 percent of the time, which is the highest whiff rate of his three pitches.The pitch’s “coming out party,” so to speak, was an April 23 game in Houston. Skaggs outpitched the Astros’ Gerrit Cole, who is having one of the best seasons in baseball, and he shut out the powerful Astros over seven innings. In that game, he threw 21 changeups, and he recorded 10 of his 21 outs on the pitch.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 These days, Skaggs’ numbers have caught up to his potential, finally, which means that years worth of negative feedback from fans and the media provide him a little extra satisfaction.“Twitter is a fickle place,” Skaggs said. “I’ve seen a lot of things over the past few years that have hurt my pride. When I’m on the mound, I think I’m pretty good. I had some rough outings here and there. When I’m completely healthy, there are not a lot of people who can do what I can do with a baseball. I think I proved that coming up through the minor leagues. I was a top prospect for a reason.”The 40th overall pick in the 2009 draft, out of Santa Monica High, Skaggs was one of the key prospects the Angels dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 to get Dan Haren. Heading into the 2013 season with Arizona, he was a consensus top-20 prospect, ranked as high as 10th by MLB.com.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Since then, his career has been rocky. There were a couple rough cameos with the Diamondbacks as a 21-year-old, followed by a trade back to the Angels, followed by Tommy John surgery, a shoulder problem and a strained oblique.Even when he was healthy, he showed only flashes of his talent, interrupted by struggles.center_img “It’s made a lot of difference,” Skaggs said this week. “Fastball, curveball, 50 percent of the time you’re going to (guess) right. I think it’s nice to throw a third pitch in there.”The changeup has also helped throw off the timing of hitters against his fastball. The whiff rate on his fastball is 11.1 percent this year, after being 7.3 percent the past three years.Aside from the addition of the third pitch, Skaggs said his mechanics are now more locked in than ever, which is probably just a matter of taking the ball consistently without any injury interruptions. He’s also finally settled on the third-base side of the rubber, after spending his early years “all over the place,” he said.“I was so young,” he said. “I was out there trying to figure it out. Now I’ve had so much time off, so much time to watch games and talk to these guys, I feel like I’ve matured.”Which brings us back to his phone. If he begins to slump and needs a little motivation, it’s right there.“There are a lot of people that had a lot of doubt,” Skaggs said. “That’s to be expected. I’ve missed a lot of games. I haven’t pitched well when I did come back. I had bright spots, but I wasn’t that consistent. But I know what I can do when I’m physically strong. I’m not going to be too confident. I’m going to take it one day at a time. That’s the motto. Never look too far ahead.”ALSOThe Angels had no new information to release on Thursday night regarding the follow up tests on Garrett Richards or Zack Cozart, according to Club spokesman Tim Mead. Richards said Wednesday he was to have an MRI on Thursday, after straining his left hamstring. Cozart also said he expected to undergo further tests after he strained his left shoulder.UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 5-4, 3.08) vs. A’s (Chris Bassitt, 0-1, 1.29), Friday, 6:30 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros OAKLAND — For the past few years, Tyler Skaggs has been the subject of, at best, skepticism, and, at worst, downright anger.He’s well aware. He read the articles from critical baseball writers and the Tweets from disgruntled fans.In fact, he kept them.“I have a lot of saved Tweets in my phone that I look at to fire myself up,” the Angels left-hander said. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Business and Industry tour planned for March 12

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, March 2, 2015:MondayTuesday• Fashion Show 10 a.m.WednesdayThursday• Sub-State Boys Basketball 6 p.m. at Winfield vs. Mulvane.Friday• Sub-State Girls Basketball 6 p.m. at Winfield vs. Mulvane.Saturday• Sub-State Basketball TBDMonday: Taco Burger/bun, Romaine and Tomato, refried beans, mandarin oranges, #tortilla chips/salsa.Tuesday: Ham and Cheese sandwich, potato wedges, fresh broccoli, grape bunches, #chocolate chip cookie.Today’s news:*Powerlifters don’t forget to get your money to Ms. Hollas along with your waiver for the meet this weekend.*There will be a business and industry tour March 12. This is for sophomores and juniors. The tour includes Wellington, Mulvane and Cowley College automotive and welding shops. See Mrs. Case in room 301 to sign up. You must sign up by Friday.•There will be a baseball meeting tomorrow at 7:15 in the Health Room.*Students participating in Spring Sports: You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Your Sports Fee must be paid before the first game.*Classic Movie Club will be showing the Movie “The Breakfast Club” today at 3:30 in Room 205.*Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.*Madrigal try outs will be held next week March 2-5. These auditions will be held before and after school. See Ms. Coldwell if you are interested in auditioning.*Support National FFA Week : The Wellington FFA Chapter will be showing FARMLAND the Movie on Friday, February 27 during 7th and 8th hour. This movie highlights 6 young farmers across America and how they are starting their lives as farmers and ranchers. It shows their struggles and what their lives are like on a daily basis. Cost for students: $1.00 Proceeds benefit WHS FFA Scholarships*Come Try-out for the 2015-2016 Cheer Squad! Cheer Clinic will be held on March 11-12 from 5:30-7:00 in the Main Gym and Tryouts will be on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. You will need to pick up a try-out packet in the office before tryouts. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence in the office.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

KCCA FC celebrate historic place, Zamalek shocked

first_imgKCCA fans celebrate their victory on Saturday. PHOTOS KCCA MEDIAHistoric CAF Champions League group spots for four clubsJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | KCCA of Uganda, Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland, Township Rollers of Botswana and Horoya of Guinea became the first clubs from their countries to reach the CAF Champions League group stage Saturday. A dramatic weekend ended with the shock exit of Egypt’s Zamalek.Muzamiru Shaban scored two minutes into the second half to give KCCA a 1-0 home victory over Saint George of Ethiopia in a last-32 second leg and overall success by the same score.Swallows also triumphed 1-0 on their ground, over Zanaco of Zambia, to advance 3-1 on aggregate with Wonder Nhleko scoring the lone second-leg goal.Both KCCA and Swallows reached the group phase of the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup last season for the first time and have continued to improve.Rollers were held 0-0 at home by Young Africans of Tanzania, but qualified 2-1 on aggregate having won by that scoreline in east Africa last week.Botswana clubs have been perennial strugglers in both CAF club competitions, making the progress of Rollers all the more remarkable.Horoya exceeded expectations by winning 2-0 away to Generation Foot of Senegal in a west African showdown having battled to succeed by a single goal at home.A Daouda Camara penalty midway through the first half put Horoya ahead and a late goal assured the Conakry club of a place in the group draw next Wednesday.Another three clubs, Gor Mahia of Kenya, Port of Togo and Rayon Sports of Rwanda, hope Sunday to become the first clubs from their nations to reach the mini-league stage.Defending champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco were comfortable overall winners despite a 2-0 away loss to Williamsville of the Ivory Coast.Goals late in each half from Romuald Kouassi and Kouame Diallo gave the Ivorians victory, but they faced a hopeless task after being trounced 7-2 in Morocco.Record eight-time title-holders and 2017 runners-up Al Ahly of Egypt triumphed 3-1 away to Mounana of Gabon after taking a four-goal advantage to central Africa.Mido Gaber, Moroccan Walid Azaro and Walid Soliman netted for the Cairo “Red Devils”, who clinched a 40th Egyptian title this week with six matches to spare.TP Mazembe, the second most successful club in all CAF competitions behind Ahly, scraped through after a shock 3-0 hiding by Songo in Mozambique.Leading 4-0 after the first leg, the multi-national outfit based in Lubumbashi fell behind in the first minute when Helder Pelembe scored.An Issama Mpeko own-goal doubled the lead of newcomers Songo, who scored again through South African Rotshidzwa Muleka in stoppage time.Primeiro Agosto reached the group stage for the first time since 1997 by edging Wits of South Africa 3-2 in a Johannesburg penalty shootout after both clubs won 1-0 at home.Geraldo, who scored the first-leg winner, converted the decisive spot-kick, calmly stroking the ball into the net after Wits goalkeeper Darren Keet screamed at him.Standing ovation for KCCA on Saturday.Ethiopians stun mighty Zamalek in CAF Cup Nine-time CAF title winners Zamalek of Egypt were shock casualties Sunday in the Confederation Cup round of 32, falling to an Ethiopian club they had derided.African debutants Welayta Dicha lost the return match in Egypt 2-1 to leave the teams deadlocked at 3-3 on aggregate in the African equivalent of the Europa League.But Ayman Hefny and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz failed to convert the fourth and fifth spot-kicks in the shootout while the visitors scored four in a row to win 4-3 on penalties.“I am sure we will score a big victory in Egypt,” boasted recently hired Zamalek coch Ehab Galal after losing the first leg 2-1 in Ethiopia on what he called a “ploughed field”.He was dismissive of CAF debutants Welayta after the first match, saying: “Our opponents are not a big team.”Losing to Dicha marks one of the darkest days for Zamalek, a club who have been African champions five times and won the CAF Super Cup thrice and the African Cup Winners Cup once.Although the equal third most successful club in CAF competitions, the Cairo “White Knights” have not won an African competition since lifting the 2003 Super Cup.In recent years they have had a huge turnover of coaches, with former English Premier League manager Alex McLeish among the victims.Goals just before and after half-time from Ahmed Madbouli gave Zamalek a two-goal second-leg lead and nudged them ahead on aggregate.But Abdulsemed Ali Usman scored for Dicha on 52 minutes to level the overall score and, with no further goals, the tie went to a shootout.Zamalek were the second big name from north Africa to be dumped this weekend after Club Africain of Tunisia lost 4-1 on aggregate to Renaissance Berkane of Morocco Saturday.Club Africain have been African champions and reached the Confederation Cup semi-finals last year before surprisingly losing to SuperSport United of South Africa.Tunisian clubs have won the Confederation Cup five times — more than any other country — but will not have any representative in the play-offs draw this Wednesday.Last hope Ben Guerdene beat CARA of Congo Brazzaville 3-1 at home, but were eliminated having lost the first leg 3-0 in central Africa last week.Patrick Loualoua and Khaled Yahia put the Tunisians two goals ahead with 33 minutes to play, but Racine Louamba pulled one back to leave the hosts needing to score at least three more.They managed one through Chibeb Zoghlami, but CARA advanced and will be joined in the draw by compatriots La Mancha, who qualified Friday.Cape Town City of South Africa lost 2-1 at home against Costa do Sol of Mozambique to make a shock departure on away goals having won the first leg.Qualifiers for CAF Champions League groups draw in Cairo Wednesday:Difaa el Jadida, Wydad Casablanca (both MAR), Entente Setif, Mouloudia Alger (both ALG), Esperance, Etoile Sahel (both TUN), Al Ahly (EGY), Horoya (GUI), Kampala Capital City Authority (UGA), Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA), Mbabane Swallows (SWZ), Port (TOG), Primeiro Agosto (ANG), Township Rollers (BOT), TP Mazembe (COD), Zesco Utd (ZAM)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Atlético – Villarreal | Correa dances, João returns

first_imgGoals0-1, 15 ‘: Alcacer, 1-1, 39 ‘: belt, 2-1, 63 ‘: Koke, 3-1, 73 ‘: João Felix The day invited. To win for Atlético was to be third. If he lost, he stayed out of Europa League. Villarreal, who won if he won the Champions League positions, was already news from the booth: in his eleven only Spaniards, Rare avis in modern football beyond Athletic. He left tight in his field, forcing Atlético to look for cracks in the bands. And the intensity of the rojiblancos had remained on Tuesday. I didn’t squeeze or bite. Much less threatened as much as he had the ball. Between the lines only cement was bumping. How much it costs the Cholo to always gnaw the yellow bone.A Cholo watching from the distance of the box. The coat of the Monkey Burgos took his place on the bench. From up there, Simeone could see that Calleja had pulled a green mirror to his method. Battleship survived comfortable Villarreal, turned their footballers into wasps to run if they stole. At the first they had, they found the goal. Alcácer did it, one of the names that were shuffled in the Metropolitan to prop up the front of the Cholo and that ended up changing Dortmund for Vila-real. Under the watchful eye of the Cholo, an unstoppable volley was taken that was like a howitzer from the front to the Oblak network. It took a few minutes for Atlético to start the scare from the body, drowning all its transitions in the yellow pressure. Cazorla imparted a masterclass soccer, Trigueros moved and moved. Ahead, Gerard Moreno created spaces and Alcácer attacked them. Lodi was not Tuesday, Felipe and Vrsaljko were running for nothing and at the end of each play the rojiblancos always ran into Asenjo. He took two impossible stops. First before a half scissors of Morata and, in the rejection, before a header at Vitolo’s header. They had been Cholo’s starting lead. Atlético did not grow until Correa did not step forward, undoing that plan. CardsReferee: Ricardo de Burgos BengoetxeaVAR Referee: Santiago Jaime LatreRubén Peña (24 ‘, Yellow) Saul (60 ‘, Yellow) João Felix (89 ‘, Yellow ChangesJoão Felix (56 ‘, Vitolo), Trippier (57 ‘, Vrsaljko), Samuel Chukwueze (63 ‘, Gerard Moreno), Javi Ontiveros (74 ‘, Iborra), Marcos Llorente (82 ‘, Morata), Franck Zambo (84 ‘, Moi Gómez)center_img Not leaving in summer has been the best signing. The Argentine has sewn the gals to the shield and to dance. Your chaos is the blessed madness. He smelled the goal on a ball that looked like nowhere in Vrsaljko and over there to find Villarreal the loophole. Albiol and Pau opened the door, messy. The game was going to rest 1-1. At that time Atlético had managed to box Villarreal for real although Morata was all fight and zero success. The blows of Koke and João FélixSimeone from his box went up to the game with two returns, João Felix for an unfortunate Vitolo and Trippier for a Vrsaljko that is not yet for Tuesday-Sunday. Atletico kept squeezing, Villarreal waited. Alberto Moreno, who had gone from the direct infirmary to eleven, knocked down Correa in the area to raise the decibels to the stand, which requested a penalty. But another day neither the referee nor the VAR saw what the stand was asking for. Correa took revenge on the next play, now lining his assistance boot. His catalog of tricks is infinite.Back to the right by the entrance of João Félix, the play was initiated by the Portuguese with an opening to Trippier. The English looked for the Argentine and the Argentine found Koke, who broke into the area with the soul of 9 to send that ball with the toupee to Asenjo’s network. Deserved award to the captain, life with him is always better, he always smiles. Villarreal was only a memory in the game, the memory of a time that was gone. His only news in the second part, a shot at Moreno’s point of mouth, was broken by Oblak’s miracle hand.In the other area, João Félix was reunited with football and also with the goal. He took advantage of another failure at the exit of Villarreal, now Chukwueze, to make another hole for Asenjo. The game had begun to play whatever their boots wanted. Villarreal raised the white flag. Meanwhile, spring has been installed in the Metropolitan this February. Fantastic week. The infirmary empties, hit Liverpool in the Champions League and again third in the League. Gnawed to that bone. The always difficult Villarreal.last_img read more