Totti: “My brother threatened my parents if I went to Lazio”

May 14, 2020

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first_imgThe former Italian player Francesco Totti assured that at the beginning of his career he had a proposal to enter the children’s club in Lazio, before finally choosing Rome, of which he became an eternal legend.“There was a time when I was playing at Lodigiani (a Roman football school). He was eight years old, he was going to be nine in September. At the end of the season, the team president, Sagramola, called my mother, my father and my brother explaining that there were two options: Rome or Lazio “Totti said late Thursday in a live on Instagram. “My brother began to threaten my parents so that they would not dare to say ‘Lazio’. My mother was not a fan of Lazio, but my grandfather was. My father and brother were Roma fans. My uncles were from Lazio, “he added.Obviously, Totti chose to enter the Roma children’s championships and began a legendary career, with 25 seasons lived as a professional wearing the “giallorossa” shirt. “My mother was clear about which team I was a fan of and could not go against my will. In the end they have chosen Roma, they knew my position,” said Totti.The Italian legend played 786 matches and scored 307 goals as a Romanista, crowning himself with a league title (2001), two Italian Cups (2007 and 2008) and two Italian Super Cups (2001 and 2007).last_img read more


NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers fall to Grande Prairie on Friday

January 12, 2020

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were home on Friday night as they hosted the Grande Prairie Storm.Throughout the first period, both teams had a difficult time scoring a goal.At 8:33 into the period, Owen Floriant received a two-minute penalty for kneeing an opponent.- Advertisement -Later on in the period, with 25 seconds left, Grande Prairie received a two-minute penalty for holding.The first period ended scoreless with shots on goal 9-7 for the Storm.Period two almost seemed virtually the same as both teams struggled to score a goal throughout the period.Advertisement Then at 3:36 remaining in the frame, Kurtis Lee would score a power play goal with an assist by Connor Kindrat making the score 1-0.Another goal would follow at 15 seconds left as Kurtis Lee would score his second power play goal of the night with an assist by Devin Minard making the score a 2-0 lead over Grande Prairie.At 6:22 into the third period, Devin Minard would score a goal with an assist by Kurtis Lee making the score 3-0.Then at 15 seconds after that goal, the Storm would get one by the Trackers making the score 3-1.Advertisement By this time the Trackers were starting to lose steam.Another Storm goal would come at 7:31 into the frame, making the score 3-2.Then with 8:02 left in the frame, the Storm would tie the score at three apiece.The Trackers continued to struggle to keep Grande Prairie from the net, but this effort was not enough as the Storm would score another goal with 1:07 left in the game.The Trackers would fall 4-3 to the Storm.Advertisementcenter_img Trackers Head Coach, Gerard Dicaire, says it was unacceptable for his team to allow four third period goals, adding that this is a lesson his team will have to learn.“The first 40 minutes was really good and then we started to lose focus in the third period. Allowing four third period goals is unacceptable at any level of hockey. It’s a lesson they’re going to have to learn because we’re wrapping up soon for Provincials, so it’s going to be a fast learning lesson to regroup.”Up next, the Trackers head to Grande Prairie this Sunday, February 24, for a rematch against the Storm. Game time is 1:00 p.m.last_img read more


Chelsea line up v Newcastle: This XI to end St James’ Park curse?

December 30, 2019

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first_img 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – see our complete line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree or disagree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment below… 11 11 11 11 11 11 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 11 18. Loic Remy (striker) 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back) 17. Pedro (right wing) 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) Newcastle v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT on 26 September at 5.30pm.As Chelsea languish in 15th place, eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions simply cannot afford any more slip-ups when they play Newcastle United on Saturday evening.Jose Mourinho fielded a significantly altered XI in the League Cup mid-week, and is expected to make a number of changes for the trip to St James’ Park where they have not won since 2011.The major talking point concerns the absence of Diego Costa – who is serving a three-match suspension – and whether it will be Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao to step up in his absence. Then there’s the matter of their defence. Will John Terry retain his place or will Kurt Zouma be brought back into the side?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted line up by clicking the arrow above, right. 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 11last_img read more


Viktor Fischer completes move to Bundesliga side Mainz

December 27, 2019

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first_img Viktor Fischer has left Middlesbrough after just one season 1 Middlesbrough forward Viktor Fischer has joined Mainz, the Bundesliga club have announced.The Denmark international has moved to Germany on a four-year deal after just one season at Boro.The 23-year-old joined Boro from Ajax, but made only 13 Premier League appearances, and failed to score, as the club were relegated from the top flight.last_img


SOCCER: LYIT GET QUARTER FINAL HOME DRAW AFTER BEATING SLIGO

December 27, 2019

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first_imgLetterkenny IT traveled to fulfil the final league game of the Division 1A group in Sligo Institute of Technology earlier today (Wed).Resting in the joint top spot with Dundalk IT, the Letterkenny team wanted to secure maximum points from the remaining game to secure a home draw in the Quarter final stages of the CUFL competition.The early exchanges were fairly even with both teams making clever counter attacks work to their favour. The best of the early chances fell the way of Dean Larkin for Letterkenny with a header just wide of Sligo keeper Jason Quinn’s post. Ryan Connolly for Letterkenny also struck well but wide shortly after. The Sligo goal which opened the scoring came in a counter attack from a Letterkenny IT corner kick which was dispatched quickly and found its way to the Letterkenny net in three swift passes, Sligo 1- Letterkenny IT 0.Paul McVeigh replied with an equalising goal on 37 minutes with a run from Dean Larkin’s through pass and a well executed strike The half time interval came with honours even however, in the opening 4 minutes of the second half, Dean Larkin put Letterkenny into the lead. Midfield players Daire McDaid and Darren Gallagher, worked tirelessly and Daire forced an excellent save from keeper Jason Quinn from a 30 yard free kick awarded in the 65th minute of the game.A corner kick brought about the finishing touch for Letterkenny IT when Ross Coughlan , the central defender, landed his header into the Sligo net. In the final minutes of play Peter Doherty made the score 4-1 in favour of the visitors.LyIT: Mark McElhinney, Michael Kisugbabe, Feargal harkin, Peter Doherty, Ross Coughlan, Daire McDaid, Liam Doherty, Darren Gallagher, Paul McVeigh, Dean Larkin, Ryan Connolly, subs: Kevin Doran for M Kisugbabe, Cian Mulligan for R. Connolly, Keelan McElwaine for Paul McVeigh, /Daniel Doherty, Connor Doherty, SOCCER: LYIT GET QUARTER FINAL HOME DRAW AFTER BEATING SLIGO was last modified: November 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLYITsligowinlast_img read more


SOCCER: ERRIGAL COLLEGE REACH ULSTER VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL

December 27, 2019

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first_imgErrigal CollegeErrigal College, Letterkenny reached the Ulster final after a 2-1 win in Ballyshannon today against a strong Cavan team. Cavan took the lead midway through the first half.Keelan O’Donnell equalised with a well placed shot just inside the box and Sean Cleary scored the winner with 12 minutes remaining. Errigal, playing some great football, closed out the match to advance to the ulster Vocational schools senior final where they will face Gaoth Dbhair.SOCCER: ERRIGAL COLLEGE REACH ULSTER VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


CREAMERIES HAPPY TO MILK IT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER!

December 24, 2019

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first_imgStaff of Donegal Creameries put the milk runs on hold on May 28th last – for a very special delivery.The staff of the plant at Crossroads, Killygordon, along with members of the public, turned out in huge numbers to take part in a fun run/walk in aid of the Special Olympics. And the event was certainly worthwhile with more than €7,280 being raised for the wonderful cause.This week Mr Aaron Forde,CEO of Aurivo (Donegal Creameries) accepted the cheque for the proceeds.He congratulated the staff at the creamery for the highly successful event and recognised the fantastic support shown by the wider community’  CREAMERIES HAPPY TO MILK IT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER! was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal CreameriesfundraiserSpecial Olympicslast_img read more


WEXFORD YOUTHS DISMANTLED BY HARPS TEENAGE SENSATION BJ BANDA

December 22, 2019

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first_imgSOCCER: First Division champions Wexford Youths were humbled this evening at Finn Park – with teenage sensation BJ Banda netting twice on his home debut.Banda appeared for Finn Harps against Cobh Ramblers and Athlone Town – but tonight he made his home debut for the first-team.It’s a night the young man from Glencar won’t forget – as he netted two deadly finishes which left Harps fans in buoyant mood ahead of the play-offs. Harps are focusing all their attentions on the play-offs, but there was still one regulation fixture to be played.Many associated with Harps had hoped earlier in the campaign that this final day meeting would decide the destination of the league title.However, Wexford sowed that up a few weeks ago – with back-to-back wins against UCD clinching the title for the southerners.Goals from Kevin McHugh and Tony  McNamee secured a comfortable 4-1 win for Harps. It was the perfect way for Harps to end their league campaign – and sets them up perfectly for the play-off series which commences against UCD next Friday at the UCD Bowl.WEXFORD YOUTHS DISMANTLED BY HARPS TEENAGE SENSATION BJ BANDA was last modified: October 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more


Photo library: Buildings and structures 16

December 19, 2019

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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Interior of the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 16: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more


Women who bite the dust

December 18, 2019

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first_imgFrom left, Angela Shields and StefanieBotha are the only all-femalerally racing team in South Africa for 2011. The team competes in a Toyota RunX S1600. Shields and Botha in their racing kit.(Images: Nicky Rehbock)MEDIA CONTACTS • Lizette StokesJenni Newman Public Relations+27 11 506 7354RELATED ARTICLES• Electric motorsport in SA in 2012• SA women in the spotlight• World’s first hybrid sports car in SA• SA’s women power ahead• SA’s auto industry to turn greenNicky RehbockSouth Africans Stefanie Botha and Angela Shields have shattered all stereotypes by competing as the only all-female rally racing crew in the country for 2011, showing they’re every bit as skilful and capable as their male counterparts.The two are currently competing in the eight-round 2011 South African Rally Championship and are one of four crews belonging to Team Total, the country’s largest privateer rally squad.This means Team Total’s drivers own their rally cars and do all the maintenance themselves. Factory crews, such as the Castrol Team Toyota, compete in vehicles fully prepared, built and maintained by the company sponsoring them.Botha and Shields, both in their 20s, say it helps being best friends, as they have to trust each other completely during a rally. Shields is the co-driver, or navigator, and Botha takes the wheel.“Stefanie and I understand each other and have a huge amount of respect for each other. I don’t think we have an edge over the other teams because we are women, we have to work just as hard as the others,” Shields says.Botha admits that it does get heated at times, as they operate under extremely stressful conditions: “But luckily we trust each other completely – this is the most important aspect of a rally team. I am driving ‘blind’ and have to trust each call she gives me and drive accordingly. Angela also has to trust me to get us around each corner and not start panicking.”When push comes to shoveAnd when it comes to the maintenance and mechanics of their Toyota RunX S1600, Botha and Shields take it in their stride.“Unfortunately we do not have all the technical knowledge or physical strength when something goes wrong, but sometimes we have to change wheels or get stuck and have to push the car out,” Botha says.During a race the crew is only allowed to service their vehicle in a designated service park, which is usually placed every second or third stage during a competition. A typical national rally is held over two days and consists of between nine and 13 stages over various surfaces and terrain, covering a total of about 180km. A stage can be anything between 2km and 60km.During servicing, the technical team changes the car’s tyres if necessary, puts in petrol and attends to major mechanical work.“But if anything breaks in between, we have to fix it ourselves,” says Botha.“We are not all that clued-up, but at least know the basics like how to change tyres, put water back in if the car overheated and get the fan going. We help to prepare the car whenever we can so we keep learning. Of course we get gawked at whenever we have the bonnet open and have our hands in the engine bay, getting to the service bay all oily and muddy,” she adds.Made for speedRallying runs in Botha’s blood, having attended her first event when she was just two weeks old.“My dad has been racing and rallying ever since I can remember. It’s always been a family activity. My grandmother would not miss a rally and my mom would make sandwiches and bring coffee and (in later years) my sister, my friends and I cheered him on with all our might. Speed has always been such a part of my daily life, I just can’t imagine it being otherwise. I cannot remember if I ever specifically decided I wanted to be a rally driver. I just always knew.”It was this sense of conviction that saw Botha joining her dad in a rally team when she was just 15 – long before she had her driver’s licence.“When I started navigating at 15, there was a fight with the motorsport controlling body as they didn’t want to allow this at first. I enjoyed the sensation of sliding around corners so much I used to forget reading the instructions, but my dad helped me a lot. I guess my bum was made for the driver’s seat and not the navigator’s.”Shields is more of a newcomer and got her first taste of rallying in 2009: “I went for a ‘hot seat’ experience with a friend and I was blown away by the speed and adrenaline. I immediately knew that I wanted to be a navigator.”Shields then contacted Leon Botha, CEO of RallyStar Motorsport Academy near Bapsfontein in Gauteng, and signed up for a navigation course. “I had a day of theory, learning what all the different symbols in the route notes meant, how to read the notes and change my tone of voice for different calls. Then I had a few practical sessions reading for a trained rally driver. I navigated for a good friend in the 2010 RallyStar Sprint Series and we came second overall.”Despite their success in the field, they still have to deal with prejudice for being women in a male-dominated environment.“It is very challenging to convince people to see me as a rally driver, and not as a female rally driver and to give me a chance to make my mistakes and build up experience. I have heard many comments like ‘typical female driver never in the right gear’ – after having a broken gearbox with only one gear – or ‘she drives well for a girl’. I don’t have to reply on these. I know what I am capable of – we just have to prove it,” Botha says.Shields adds that she sometimes has to give physical proof to those who doubt her claims: “On many occasions I have had to show people photos to get them to believe that we’re an all-female team in motorsport. If I had to say something to these individuals it would be ‘I can do anything you can do and probably better’.”Between ripping up the dirt and challenging preconceptions in rally circles, the two friends work hard at their day-time jobs. Botha is a graphic designer and is currently opening up her own photographic studio in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, and Shields works as an IT support consultant for a multinational software company.last_img read more