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first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNo one gave the Nelson Selects much of a chance at the B.C. Soccer U13 Boy’s Provincial B Cup — especially after the Heritage City squad needed shootout to dispose of Kootenay rivals Kootenay South.But the Selects surprise many of the experts by winning silver after falling 2-0 to Prince George Kodiaks in the final Sunday in Powell River.“It was a little disappointing to fall short at the very end of a long, hard road, but the boys can hold their heads high,” said coach Paul Dawson.“Prince George is a well-coached, tactically sound team and they deserved the victory.”“The boys gave everything they had for the four days, but in the end, missing five key players for various reasons meant it was always going to be challenging,” Dawson added.Two first half goals proved to be the difference in the final as the Northern Reps edged our Nelson.“By the last game four of our players on the field were playing with injuries, but they continued to fight hard to the final whistle,” Dawson explained.“At one point it looked like we might not even be able to attend the Provincials, so to win silver against the best teams in B.C. at this level, is a remarkable achievement.”Nelson opened the tourney by surprising Kamloops Blaze 2-1. Goals by Quinn Dawson and Bryce Twible gave Nelson the 2-0 lead. But the difference in the game may have been the incredible save off a penalty kick by Nelson keeper Parker Shaw-Lintz. Nelson lost to Coquitlam 5-3 during game two as the Lower Mainland squad rallied from an early Nelson lead.“(Coquitlam) is large and physical team,” said assistant coach Simon Lintz.  “Full credit to them for coming back after our early goals.”Realizing the team could finish first or last in the pool, Nelson pulled off a 2-1 win over Comox Valley.Darian Johnson proved to be the hero scoring the winner for Nelson after Nigel Ziegler corralled a Guss Lammers cross to score the first goal of the game.“We’ve had great support from the parents, the team manager, and the rep coordinators at Nelson Youth Soccer,” Dawson explained. “Having Soccer Quest assist us in development helped us peak at just the right time, and Simon and I are very proud of the boys for what they’ve accomplished this year.”sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs rolled the dice Saturday night against the Castlegar Rebels, believing the Heritage City squad could play undisciplined hockey and still win.However, the defending Kootenay Conference Champs didn’t get to the KIJHL final last season by fluke.The Rebels looked to be in mid-season form, making the Leafs pay for their mistakes by scoring four times on the power play en route to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League drubbing of Nelson at the NDCC Arena.The win by the Sunflower City squad avenged a 3-0 loss Friday in Castlegar.“I thought we controlled the play for a good portion of the game but penalties just killed us really in the (third period),” said Leaf defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk, wearing the captain’s “C” for the game.“I thought we were playing well except for a 10-minute span in the third period.”The Kelowna native was correct in his assessment of the game.The Leafs displayed flashes of brilliance before a somewhat controversial goal eight minutes into the third period by Aaron Brewer appeared to turn the tide in the favour of the Rebels.Brewer sped into the Leaf end and dribbled a shot past Leaf goalie Patrick Defoe.The Leafs protested the net was already dislodged from the goal line before players colliding with Defoe completely removed the goal.However, two consecutive power play goals by Tyler Robinson and Erik Alden, the latter coming less than two minutes after Brewer’s game winner, was more than enough to erase any controversy and give Castlegar its first win of the season.“I’m obviously happy . . . happy with the win,” said Rebel head coach Steve Junker. “It’s nice to get that first one out of the way.”“We took a step in the right direction tonight,” Junker added. “I don’t think we had a very good start . . . it was pretty sloppy on both sides. But we were able to find a way to win and obviously finding the back of the net helps with confidence. Hopefully we can build off of that.”Nelson held leads of 1-0 thanks to a shorthanded marker by Patrick Martens and 3-2-advantage after two second period goals by James Sorriey and Max Mois erased a 2-1 Castlegar lead.But Anthony Delong tied the game at 3-3 with a marker late in the middle frame on a delayed penalty.And the Rebels made the Leafs pay for their undisciplined ways with three goals in the third.Delong and Alden each finished the game with two goals and an assist for three points.Tyler Robinson scored the other Castlegar marker.Alex Ross was solid in goal, especially in the second period when Nelson peppered the Montrose native with 14 shots. Ross finished the game stopping 24 of 27 pucks.Defoe, who started training camp in Castlegar, took the loss.Both coaches are eager to get some practice time after a month of finding the right players to fill out the respective rosters.The Leafs next game is Friday when the Green and White host Kelowna Chiefs while the Rebels travel to Grand Forks to meet the Border Bruins.ICE CHIPS: Prior to the start of Saturday’s game the Leafs paid tribute to four people who played major roles in Nelson hockey. Two devoted fans, Nina Arabia and Harold Epp, died during the off season as well as former senior Leaf goalie Gerry Koehle and longtime scorekeeper Jim Kienholz. The bearded scorekeeper was killed in a plane crash over the summer. . . .Leaf defenceman Walker Sidoni tried to fire up his teammates after going toe-to-toe  with Anthony Delong in a third-period tilt. Sidoni, however, was whistled for the extra two-minutes for instigating allowing the Rebels to score its fifth goal of the game on the power play. . . .Nelson lost its second defenceman of the night minutes later when Riley Henderson was hit with a checking-from-behind penalty, which carries an automatic game misconduct.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Highly regarded Lightstream will step out for the first time in her six race career with new California connections backing her. Prominent So Cal owners, Little Red Feather Racing, have recently bought a share in the Florida-based filly by Harlan’s Holiday, who could very likely go off as the favorite over hometown hero, Enola Gray, in the 45th running of the Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Dec. 26.A winner of the Grade II Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 22, Lightstream has never run out of the money, even in her last three graded stakes attempts. Trained by Brian Lynch, Lightstream was a second place finisher in the Grade I Test at Saratoga on Aug. 6 and ran third in the Grade I Mother Goose at Belmont on July 2. Julien Leparoux, aboard for her first two races, and also her most recent victory, will travel west and once again have the mount.Lightstream is owned by Up Hill Stable, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Little Red Feather Racing. In six career races she has amassed earnings of $457,000.Enola Gray will have a new rider Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old filly will gain Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith for the first time in six career outings.Bred in California by owner Nick Alexander, Enola Gray has been on everyone’s list since an impressive 16 ¼ lengths win in her first ever outing, a six and-a-half furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita on April 10. Since then, the Phil D’Amato trained filly by Grazen hasn’t run worse than second. A winner of three ungraded stakes earlier in the year – the Melair on May 28, the Fleet Treat on July 22 and the California Distaff Handicap down the hillside turf course on Oct 15, “Gray” will take a shot at her first-ever added money attempt in the La Brea.The field, including jockeys and weights for the Grade I La Brea                 Race 7 – Approximate post time: 3 p.m. Lunar Empress, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 119 Lightstream, Julien Leparoux, 121Finley’sluckycharm, Brain Hernandez, Jr., 119Constellation, David Flores, 119Coniah, Tyler Baze, 119Chao Chom, Kent Desormeaux, 119 Enola Gray, Mike Smith, 119Perfect Pic, Santiago Gonzalez, 119last_img read more

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first_imgDivision I FCS ADA Academic Scholar-Athlete of the Year Release CLEVELAND, Ohio – Already having accumulated a plethora of academic honors in his four years a Lumberjack football player, recently graduated Stephen F. Austin safety Marlon Walls can add another prestigious award to his name. Walls has been chosen as one of two recipients of the 17th Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolade, the organization announced Wednesday morning. The plaudit comes on the heels of Walls gaining several major national recognitions following the 2017 season. As FCS Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Walls will receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship during the Association’s annual Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C., June 28-30. Walls and University of San Diego nickelback Max Michaels were selected from a group of nine FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team finalists. 2018: Marlon Walls, Defensive Back2017: Marlon Walls, Defensive Back2014: Ryne Chambers, Offensive Lineman2012: Drew Nelson, Punter2011: Drew Nelson, Punter2008: Cory Long, Kicker About the FCS ADA: Now in its 24th year, the FCS ADA’s mission is to enhance FCS football. For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit www.fcsada.com. The FCS ADA is administered by NACDA, which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com. “First of all, it’s a great honor to have received recognition, after-the-fact, for my undergraduate work both on and off the field,” said Walls. “With this scholarship, I will be able to focus all of my time into my research and classes without the potential of a financial burden along the way. In doing so, I will be able to gain an advantage early on within my research group and concentrate on grasping the material in my graduate level courses. In all, I’ll be better equipped to succeed as a grad student and, more importantly, in my profession.” A native of Pearland, Texas (Pearland H.S.), Walls was the Southland’s pick as a 2017 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award finalist. The safety is also a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection and was a nominee for both the 2016 and 2017 Allstate/American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team. Placed on the Southland’s All-Academic Team the past three seasons, Walls was a member of the Southland fall commissioner’s honor roll each year since his freshman campaign in 2014. Named to the SFA President’s List every semester of his career, he was the recipient of the SFA physics department’s Brian Patrick Hanson Memorial Scholarship last year and claimed the Murray Shaw Award for owning the highest GPA of any Lumberjack football player. The only Lumberjack to ever earn College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® of the Year honors, Walls was tabbed an Academic All-American® First Team selection for the second-straight year in 2017. He became just the third student-athlete in the history of the Southland to attain the title of CoSIDA Academic All-American® of the Year since the inception of the plaudit in 1987 and is the first SFA football player in program history to be named Academic All-American® First Team. In claiming the national honor, which includes both FCS and FBS football student-athletes, Walls joined an illustrious fraternity of Academic All-Americans® of the Year with some of the most notable names in the sport. Previous CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year selections include Danny Wuerffel (Florida, 1995 & 1996), Peyton Manning (Tennessee, 1997), Drew Brees (Purdue, 2000), Alex Smith (Utah, 2004), Tim Tebow (Florida, 2008 & 2009) and Andrew Luck (Stanford, 2011). SFA’s first William V. Campbell Trophy® finalist and National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete, Walls’ accomplishments were highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports this past December at the 2017 NFF & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Dinner in downtown New York City. The prestigious Campbell Trophy® is regarded as the highest scholar-athlete honor in all of college football and the academic equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. With SFA already having a Walter Payton Award winner in former quarterback Jeremy Moses (2010), the ‘Jacks became just the sixth football program in the nation to have both a Walter Payton Award winner and a NFF National Scholar-Athlete. Of those, only five schools have had both a Walter Payton Award winner and a Campbell Trophy® finalist since the Campbell Trophy® began in 1990.center_img Last summer Walls completed an internship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. While there, he joined other students from institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Yale to assist with the Europa Propulsion Module, a NASA space probe joint project. Walls returned to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in January and is gaining more work experience before pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering this fall. A special Review Committee of FCS athletics directors were tasked with selecting the all-star team and scholarship finalists. Completing this task were Thorr Bjorn, Rhode Island (chair); Bruce McCutcheon, Lafayette; Bill Smith, Bryant; and Nathan Pine, Holy Cross. Football players from all FCS institutions are eligible for the award. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. They must have reached their second year of athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. They must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his designated position. SFA’s FCS ADA Academic All-Star Recipients On the gridiron, Walls recorded 60 tackles, including 31 solo stops and two tackles for loss, while playing in all 11 games and making 10 starts this season. He registered a career-high 11 total tackles versus 17th-ranked Nicholls on Nov. 11 and posted nine tackles in two other outings. Walls also claimed three pass breakups, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery throughout the year. No Lumberjack on SFA’s current roster played in (46) or started (24) more games than Walls did throughout his four-year career in the purple and white. For the second consecutive year, Walls earned a spot on the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team in January and was one of just four Southland Conference football players to appear on the 49-man list. In December, Walls attained his bachelor’s degree after posting an unblemished 4.00 grade point average while majoring in engineering physics and minoring in mathematics. A two-time Southland Conference Football Student-Athlete of the Year, Walls completed his undergraduate degree in three and a half years of study in Nacogdoches.last_img read more

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first_imgIn Foran’s absence the Warriors recorded their third win in their past four matches against the Bulldogs last Friday and are now preparing to face the in-form Sea Eagles in Perth sitting just two points outside the Telstra Premiership top eight.A quadriceps injury that he sustained in Round 14 is not expected to stop Foran from lining up against his former team who have moved into fourth position on the back of four straight wins, their latest a convincing victory over defending premiers Cronulla.The Warriors have featured in eight matches in Perth since 1996 and have incredibly never recorded a win despite enjoying a healthy proportion of the local support.Foran’s likely return will help to somewhat offset the loss of hooker Issac Luke who suffered a dislocated shoulder against the Bulldogs with the Kiwi five-eighth determined to continue the progress the team has made in the last month.Having issued Foran a career lifeline when personal issues forced him to stand down from playing with the Eels last year, the Warriors were devastated when it was announced the 26-year-old would be joining the Bulldogs in 2018 but he insists that he wants to leave on a good note.”Every year you want to do well but this year means a lot to me personally,” Foran told NRL.com.”The Warriors reached out to me when I was in a struggling time in my life and it means a lot for me to be able to play some of my best footy and really give back to the fans and the club.”They’ve been great to me over in New Zealand. The people of New Zealand have really supported me.”Besides last year when the Titans squeezed into September football with 27 points, 28 has been the magic number for teams to qualify for the top eight, leaving the Warriors the task of winning at least five of their last nine games to play finals for the first time since 2011 when Foran’s Sea Eagles defeated them in the grand final.Only four of those nine matches are against teams currently in the top eight but sneaking into the top eight with the strength of their roster is not enough according to Foran.In 10 games this season the Warriors have run out with the New Zealand spine from the mid-year Test and been victorious five times and Foran knows they can’t let the opportunity available to them slip through their fingers.”It doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to be successful just because you’ve got a great roster but it certainly helps having the quality of players that we do have,” Foran admitted.”It’s just about as a team putting in those 80-minute performances.”It’s been a little bit frustrating, not being able to find that consistency week in, week out because we know we’re a better football team than what we’ve showed.”If we get it right and we do put together an 80-minute performance we can win games of footy.”We believe that we can achieve something this year and we’re going to leave no stone unturned to try and do that.”We’ve got to keep winning. If we want to make something of this year we’ve got to keep getting the two points. It’s not going to get any easier but the belief is strong.”As a club we want to make sure we can give this thing a really good crack this year.”Obviously that’s something for me personally that would be great to have a successful year but I just think as a team and the big picture, we really want to try and do something this year.”Whilst Warriors teams of the past have been guilty of allowing mistakes to overshadow talent, the 2017 squad under Stephen Kearney boast the best completion rate (78.95 per cent) in the competition through 16 rounds.Yet Friday’s win over the Bulldogs was just the second time this year they have won back-to-back games, Foran admitting their failings have been difficult to pinpoint.”It’s not that we make errors and put ourselves under pressure because our completion rates have been superb all year,” said Foran.”Normally when you’re putting yourself under pressure and you’re letting tries in it’s because you’re making errors and not completing but we’ve been doing that.”That’s been the hard thing for us, pinpointing what causes those lapses. I think at times we just switch off and don’t keep our minds on the job and we leak one try and another try follows and before you know it you’ve let in two or three tries just because one or two of us have switched off.”That’s the key for us moving forward, being stronger in those tough moments but for the full 80 minutes.” Photo by: Dave Lintott/ NRL Photos (Kieran Foran is determined to give back to the Warriors in his only season at the club).last_img read more

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first_imgPhoto: Supplied/Australian Rugby Union The Fijian Drua found the ball hard to hold on to against the Canberra Vikings. The Drua had arrived in the nation’s capital top of the table after four rounds but the only categories they dominated on Friday night were turnovers conceded and missed tackles.Vikings winger Andy Muirhead scored the opening try in the fourth minute of the match and from there the home side never relinquished their lead, running in ten tries to one.Coach Tim Sampson admitted he was surprised at just how well it went.”It’s a dream, you certainly hope so,” he said of the way the game played out.”But there were things that we focused on during the week when coming up against the Drua and thankfully tonight they did come off.”That’s credit to the players stood out there to execute what we practised during the week.”Despite losing their previous two matches, Sampson felt the team’s performances had been positive and hoped Friday’s result will give the squad “that little bit of extra belief” in how they can play.”We’ve been reasonably happy with how we’re going, especially with our defence, so in attack what was a big focus for us this week and that washolding onto the ball and starving Fiji of possession, which we did quite well,” he said.Queensland Country are the new competition leaders, after thumping Melbourne Rising 54-12, while the top four teams, including Canberra, Perth and the Drua, all have 15 points and are only separted by points differential.All nine teams have managed at least one win in the first five rounds and Tim Sampson believed anyone can beat anyone.The Drua are on the road again this weekend, away to the Greater Sydney Rams.last_img read more

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first_imgGenia’s masterclass was a cruel reminder for Reds fans that the star halfback no longer plies his trade at Ballymore but Queensland have far bigger concerns on their plate, with a suspension hanging over new skipper Scott Higginbotham’s head.Higginbotham was shown a red card for a high shoulder charge on Matt Philip in the 10th minute, putting his side on the back foot from the outset.By the letter of the law the decision to send Higginbotham for a particularly early shower may have been the right one as his shoulder did make direct contact with Philip’s head but Higginbotham argued his case that the Rebels lock was falling, with the no. 8 unable to wrap his arms around in the tackle.A suspension would have followed regardless of the colour of the card, but that it was a red ultimately proved game-defining.The Reds hung tough in the  20 minutes that followed and actually crossed for a serendipitous first try through Duncan Paia’aua but it was largely downhill from there.The Rebels, in contrast, took 10 minutes to shake the early nerves but under the guidance of Genia, looked a far more settled side than what was expected, given seven of their starting XV weren’t in Melbourne this time last year.Sefa Naivalu nabbed a first-half double – he collected a suspect Lopeti Timani pass adjudged to be flat before Jack Maddocks threw a crisp cutout to set up the flying Fijian’s second – but it was the playmaking hand of Genia that will have put smiles on Rebels fans’ faces.It was his initiative that created two tries inside six minutes before the half-time siren sounded, sending Tom English over after the forward pack won a penalty against a six-man Reds scrum feed before drawing two men and putting Dane Haylett-Petty over for his first of the night.That sent Melbourne into the sheds up 26-14 and things were well and truly one-way traffic from there.Brad Thorn has preached defence all preseason but there was none of it to be seen when Jack Debreczeni glided over from short range just two minutes into the second term, leaving the Reds staring at a 19-point deficit.The lacklustre defence was followed by a lazy pass from Paia’aua to gift Haylett-Petty a double, the Rebels fullback plucking a flashy no-look pass and racing away to score untouched from 70 out.The 56th minute arrived and Genia’s number was called but not before he set up Debreczeni’s second, Eto Nabuli offering a lazy tackle attempt as the flyhalf trotted over.Feauai-Sautia scored a deserved consolation try with 15 to play but it was too little, too late.The Rebels were mighty impressive in a performance that broke plenty of records, with their highest score ever and the first game in which they have scored more than six tries.Genia and Debreczeni looked as though they had been playing together for years, the forward pack dominated the battle of the gain line and the lineout wreaked havoc with Queensland’s ball.That creates a solid foundation to work with from this point forward but the caveat to all of that is that they only faced 14 men for the majority of the match, making this performance a fair bit harder to gauge.The Reds have an obvious excuse in being a player short for almost 70 minutes but there were some soft tries leaked in the second half and Thorn will have that in his sights come Monday.last_img read more

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first_imgIn their last two appearances at the Pacific Games in 2007 and 2011, Fiji took out bronze.But coach Charlene Lockington says with the amount of talent and skill her team has, gold is what they will win at the Games.”We had good build up matches playing in Australia, we’re confident but we know not to underestimate any team and that includes PNG.”PNG are a good side but we have beaten them before and we can do it again,’’ said Lockington.last_img

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first_imgThe ‘Pichichi’ CupsAfter the conquest of the Copa del Rey in 1910, The time came for Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, better known as ‘Pichichi’. Before playing for the Biscayan club, he played a Cup match in 2011 against them with Bilbao, scoring the only goal of his team. In the 89 games he played with Athletic between 1911 and 1921, the Spanish striker scored 83 goals, becoming the best scorer of the time.AITOR MARTIN & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Brazil made offerings to the bust of Pichichi.AITOR MARTIN (DAILY AS) Iriondo joined in 1944, where they beat Valencia 2-0, with goals from Escudero and, again, Zarra. The following year, they got the consecutive triplet, the fourth of their history, after defeating Valencia 3-2 in the final, with goals from Zarra and Iriondo. The latter scored two goals, the last one in the discount to give Athletic his seventeenth wound. In 1950, with the complete lead, the Biscaynes achieved a convincing 4-1 in the final against Valladolid. Zarra was raised in this match with four goals, three of them in extra time.Latest titlesWith the third historical front, formed by Arteche, Marcaida, Arieta, Uribe and Gaínza, three other Cup championships arrived between 1955 and 1958, with the only blur of the one played in 1957, where they fell in the first round against Espanyol. Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid were the rivals they faced in those finals. From there, Bilbao’s idyll with the Cup was declining.In 1969, after 11 years without winning it and after losing two consecutive finals between 1966 and 1967, the Basques again tasted the glory. They did it after winning the minimum to Elche, with a lonely goal from Arieta. He would dial again four years later, when Athletic won Castellón 2-0 in the final, where Zubiaga would also score. The last title would be the 1984 Cup. The second most successful team in the history of the Copa del Rey will be in the final of La Cartuja on April 18. Athletic eliminated Granada thanks to the double value of goals away from home. Five years after Barcelona ended his dream, the Bilbao people will fight for the title again. And they will do it in a game with even more morbidity than a final means, since they will face Real Sociedad, your maximum rival.Garitano’s have played the final of the National Cup up to three times so far this century, but in all of them he was defeated. And in all of them the executioner was the same: FC Barcelona. Iago Herrerín, San José, Beñat, Aduriz, Balenciaga, Williams and Ibai are the survivors of the last final.Now, the situation will be different. They will not have to face the team that has done more times with the title of this competition, which they had in San Mamés in the quarterfinals. But they will have to face a derby that promises strong emotions.Miguel Toña & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>La Gabarra del Athletic, ready to go out again.Miguel Toña (DIARIO AS) 36 years without CupDespite showing 24 championships, Athletic have not won a Cup final since May 5, 1984, when they won FC Barcelona de Maradona 1-0. A lonely goal of Endika in the 14th minute, at the exit of a cornerHe gave the rojiblancos his last league title in a game in which there was more tension than football.In that season, an Athletic commanded by some of the most mythical players of the Biscay club, like Zubizarreta, Goikoetxea, Patxi Salinas or Captain Dani, would achieve the domestic double. In addition to the Cup, he also won the league by defeating Real Sociedad on the last day, who will be his rival in the final of La Cartuja. It was the second and last time that Athletic took out the barge, that mythical vessel with which they celebrated the titles of 1983 and 1984.First Cup ChampionIn the spring of 1902, Athletic Club and Bilbao Football Club, a team that had been born two years before, they formed a combined team under the name of Bizcaya to play the Coronation Cup, a national tournament created to celebrate the coming of age of King Alfonso XIII. This title, considered precursor of the current Copa del Rey, Bizcaya raised it, after imposing 2-1 on F.C. Barcelona with goals from Astorquia and Cazeaux, for the Basques, and Parsons, for the Catalans.LLUIS GENE & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Valverde and Aduriz lament after losing the Copa del Rey final.LLUIS GENE (DAILY AS)center_img It was not until 1913 when he could play an official match with Athletic. From that season, Bilbao won three Cups of the King consecutively. In one of them, the one that won RCD Espanyol 5-0, ‘Pichichi’ scored three goals. Among his honors are being the first scorer in the history of San Mamés and being the first Athletic player to collect a salary for playing football. In the season of his retirement, in 1921, he would conquer his fourth Copa del Rey, the ninth in the showcases of lions.Four twisted in a rowBetween 1930 and 1936 Athletic won four League titles, in addition to many other Cup. The latter achieved them consecutively between 1930 and 1933. They were the years of the first historical front of the lions, formed by Lafuente, Iraragorri, Bata, Chirri and Gorostiza. This was one of the best times in the history of Bilbao, but it was cut by the Civil War.His rivals in those four Cup finals were Real Betis, prevailing 3-1 in 1931; F.C. Barcelona, which they defeated 2-1 in 1932; and Real Madrid, that was its rival by double game in 1930 and 1933, in both cases becoming the Basques with the victory. The Real Madrid players would take revenge in 1934, appealing to the Bilbao people in the semifinals.Another triplet with ZarraBetween 1943 and 1945, the lions continued to include trophies in their showcases, reaching 17 championships. It was the stage of the second historical forward, with Telmo Zarra as spearhead, accompanied by Iriondo, Venancio, Panizo and Gaínza. But not all of them participated in these titles. In 1943, only Zarra, Panizo and Gaínza played the final against Real Madrid, where they won 1-0 with a goal in the extension of the first.DAILY AS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zarra heads up in an Athletic match.DAILY AS (DAILY AS) The following year the Copa del Rey was created. In its first edition only three teams participated: Athletic Club, Spanish in Madrid and Madrid F.C. After beating both the Spanish, Athletic and Madrid faced in what is considered the final, where the Basques traced a 2-0 in the second half to establish the final 2-3. This comeback inspired a group of young people from Madrid to create a subsidiary of Athletic in Madrid. Years later, would unlink from Athletic to end up being what is now Atlético de Madrid.In 1904, and after a mismatch in the organization that ended up being impossible to resolve, the Federation he gave the Athletic champion without having to play the final. The Bilbao presented the day and time that was set for the final. The Spanish did not do so, aware that the delays of previous rounds prevented the end, since that same weekend they played a game against Moncloa, which never ended. As the Basques were not notified of such delays, champions proclaimed themselves, and the Federation ended up proving them right.last_img read more

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first_imgHow do you carry the confinement ?: “We handle the situation as best we can, trying to physically support ourselves as much as possible. I get along well, I am quite a home person and I think it is not a great effort that we are being asked to stay home. I am strictly adhering to it. I am with my partner and I try to have a daily routine that is not far from what my life was. Get up early, have breakfast, do exercises to keep fit and then spend time with chores around the house, reading, watching series, movies … “.What message does the club transmit to them ?: “The club transmits tranquility and patience to us and that we do not lower our arms because at any moment we can return. You have to keep fit and prepared for the decisions that may come. ”How do you think this situation will be resolved ?: “I think it will be played, I do not know in what periods or when. The fairest thing would be to finish. What I am in favor of is that health comes first and when everything is well secured, the secondary can start walking. ”Workforce salary reduction: “We have been talking, in communication. It is true that the club is the one that has to take the measures and do the corresponding studies. Each club has a totally different situation and the players have always been willing to listen and help the club from day one. Ours is a different situation than the rest because of everything we have been experiencing since the beginning of the year. Now the administrator has to take the necessary measures. All the employees and the players have been willing to listen. We are not clear about anything, studies are being done and when everything is clear we will be notified and an agreement will be reached in every way. ”The club has a huge pay gap: “The numbers that come out are worrying. We decided to be isolated from everything. The situation is worrying from the beginning of the season. The players decided to isolate ourselves from all this because we do not know how true the news that comes to us is. We live day by day and each one, from their situation, tries to help as much as possible ”.Shaheen’s moves: “Everything we have experienced since the beginning of the season is unreal. We must dedicate ourselves to minimize problems and play. People will be deceived by the press conference that he gave, which was a bit unrealistic because of the numbers he gave and because of the sports city. We live in a very uncomfortable situation at the beginning of the season ”. Renewal: “They have told me that they are happy with me, but they have not spoken because of the uncertainty the club is experiencing. I have always shown that I am happy at Malaga. We do not know what will happen or how the club will be, neither tomorrow nor the day after. I am at ease, I have been treated spectacularly from the first day. I am happy, I belong to a very large club and I would like to help as much as possible to return it where it deserves ”.He has had to experience the worst moments of Malaga in recent years: “Football gives you many things, not just results, and Malaga has given me a lot. It is a big powerlessness not to be able to see Malaga where it deserves and where it should be as a club, but I do not think it will give up. I will continue working for it. The possibilities that Málaga has as a club, until you know them, you don’t know them. I do not regret having made this decision at all. Málaga, I do not know how long, but it will return to where it has to be. One of the great powers that the club has is that there are very few players who do not want to play for Malaga. That is always going to be able to take advantage of this club. Málaga is a big club and it has many possibilities ”.Preseason before playing again: “Soccer cannot be trained anywhere that is not a soccer field. Today we would need an adaptation period, but I don’t know if a week or 15 days. The important thing is to play again and that this is over as soon as possible ”.Where could Málaga go in this season finale ?: “I do not know. Let’s see if we compete again and then we’ll see. Our goal is to win every game, we cannot think of anything other than day to day. With the situation that Malaga is experiencing day by day, thinking about the future is impossible ”.Play behind closed doors: “It is a shame, but not for us, but for depriving people of the essence of soccer, enjoying it and living it on the field. We want to play in any way and doing it behind closed doors is not going to be an impediment. It will be worse for people who cannot attend the field than for us. Play every 48 hours? Playing 11 games 48 hours apart I don’t know if the teams are going to be ready. I don’t know how it will be done, but the more hours that pass between games, the better. ”Sequelae of coronavirus: “There will surely be a before and an after. The country will suffer a lot, the recovery will be slow in every way. But I want to see the positive things. As human beings it will make us better, feeling vulnerable and weak will make us leave selfishness aside and be more supportive and it will make us stronger. That will improve the human being ”.last_img read more

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