Zidane: Real Madrid’s job not forever

first_img Loading… “I’m an unusual coach, anything could happen. I’m not planning anything. It’s the day-to-day that excites me. For how long, I don’t know. read also:Why Real Madrid coach Zidane won’t consider PSG move “In my head, I’ve always been a player. I played for 18 or 19 years, and after that when people asked me if I’d be a coach, I said no. Then I decided to become one. This really wears you out. It won’t be 20 years, that’s for sure.” Asked which he feels he’s best at, he added: “A better player. I am happy with what I did and above all to end my career as a player here. That was the biggest thing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Zinedine Zidane has played down his heroics as Real Madrid coach. Zidane Zidane is in his second spell at the Santiago Bernabeu and says the job “wears you out” as he prepares for Sunday’s game at Espanyol. “I won’t coach for 20 years. I’ll retire before that,” Zidane said in a press conference on Saturday at the club’s Valdebebas training ground.Advertisementlast_img read more

African players in Europe: Mahrez caps superb display with goal

first_imgRiyad MahrezParis, France | AFP | Goal scorers Riyad Mahrez, Karl Toko-Ekambi and Jamilu Collins were among the African players who starred at the weekend in the major European leagues.Algerian Mahrez curled a free-kick into the net to give Manchester City the lead a second time at Everton en route to a 3-1 Premier League triumph.Cameroonian Toko-Ekambi bagged a brace for Villarreal in a 5-1 La Liga rout of Real Betis and Nigerian Collins struck a superb goal for Paderborn in a 3-2 Bundesliga defeat by Bayern Munich.ENGLANDRIYAD MAHREZ (Manchester City)The winger capped a superb display with the free-kick that inspired his club’s win at Everton. Needing a victory to keep in touch with leaders Liverpool, Pep Guardiola’s side had been pegged back to 1-1 when Mahrez stepped up to drive in a fine free-kick in the 71st minute. Mahrez, who has three goals this term, is on an excellent run of form since helping his country win the Africa Cup of Nations in July.MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)The Egypt winger has gone three games without a goal after failing to score in his side’s hard-fought 1-0 win at Sheffield United. Salah has netted four times in 10 appearances in all competitions this season, but fired blanks in consecutive away games against Napoli, Chelsea and Sheffield. He should have got on the scoresheet in the second half, but fluffed his lines with a tame strike at goalkeeper Dean Henderson.WILFRED NDIDI (Leicester)The Nigeria midfielder scored his first goal at the King Power Stadium since January to cap his team’s 5-0 rout of 10-man Newcastle. For the first time since a defeat against Southampton under previous Leicester boss Claude Puel, Ndidi got on the scoresheet in front of the Foxes’ home fans as he turned to fire low past Martin Dubravka in the 90th minute.SPAINKARL TOKO-EKAMBI/SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE (Villarreal)Toko-Ekambi scored twice and Nigerian Chukwueze once, as Villarreal thumped Betis. Toko-Ekambi put Villarreal in front shortly before half-time with a towering header from a corner and then made it 3-1 with 14 minutes left, guiding a smart finish into the net. Villarreal scored twice more in injury-time, with Chukwueze adding the fifth and final goal. He cut in from the right and picked his spot, digging out a bending shot past goalkeeper Joel Robles.ITALYKALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)Senegalese defender Koulibaly sat out the first of a two-match ban as Napoli beat Brescia 2-1. Koulibaly was punished for seeing red and insulting the referee in a midweek league defeat to Cagliari. Koulibaly was also fined 10,000 euros ($11,000) for the incident. KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Fiorentina)/FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Ghanaian midfielder Boateng, 32, came on for the last 10 minutes to a warm reception from the fans at his former club AC Milan. Boateng had two stints at Milan, helping the team to their last Serie A title in 2011. Boateng replaced Federico Chiesa as Fiorentina ran out 3-1 winners. Ivorian midfielder Kessie, 22, struggled to make an impact at the San Siro with the hosts falling to their third consecutive defeat.GERMANYJAMILU COLLINS (Paderborn)The left-back may not have scored for 24 months, but broke his drought spectacularly with a wonder-strike against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. While his side suffered a 3-2 defeat, Collins gave Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer no chance with a long-range strike in the second half which is sure to be a contender for goal of the season.AMINE HARIT (Schalke)Harit was at the heart of everything Schalke did as they pulled off a surprise 3-1 victory over high-riding RB Leipzig. The young Moroccan pulled the strings for the visitors, scoring a goal and chalking up an assist to continue his strong recent form.ANTHONY UJAH (Union Berlin)Another Nigerian, Union Berlin’s Ujah, also got on the scoresheet in matchday six. He guided the ball home expertly in the 86th minute to make the score 2-1 and give Union hope of a late home draw, but it was not to be for the men from the German capital.FRANCERACHID ALIOUI (Angers)Angers have been one of the biggest surprises in European football this season and they continue to hold on to Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain’s coat tails thanks in part thanks to Morocco striker Alioui. Angers may have only drawn 1-1 at home with lowly Amiens but the 27-year-old continued his fine start to the season with his fourth goal in eight matches to save a point for the unlikely high-flyers, who stay second.EDUARDO CAMAVINGA (Rennes)Just 16 years old, Angolan Camavinga continues to look wise beyond his years in the Rennes midfield. He put in another impressive performance as his side came within a double save of snatching all three points at Marseille. French broadcaster Canal+ named Camavinga man of the match after the 1-1 draw and any more confident displays like this one and bigger clubs will come looking for the young talenShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Drug Companies Fail to Reach Settlement Before Opioid Crisis Trial

first_imgSix drug companies that are accused in thousands of lawsuits for their part in the nation’s opioid epidemic have failed to reach a settlement with governments across the country, setting the stage for a trial to begin on Monday.The six defendants in the case include three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — as well as a distributor called Henry Schein Medical, generic drug company Teva Pharmaceuticals, and pharmacy chain Walgreens, court documents reveal.Discussions lasting more than 10 hours took place between CEOs of the four distribution companies, attorneys general from Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, and lawyers representing over 2,000 state, local and Native American tribal governments.Plaintiff attorneys Paul Handly, Jr., Paul Farrell, Jr., and Joe Rice said in a joint statement, “Our goal when assessing settlement proposals is to provide local communities with adequate and urgently needed relief in the near term, and to ensure that these resources will be directed exclusively toward efforts to abate the opioid epidemic. The facts will show that opioid makers and distributors conspired to create and benefit from the worst public health crisis in decades.”Talks also took place last week with AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Johnson & Johnson, to potentially settle for $50 billion, according to a source close to the matter. However, the companies proposed to pay a combined $18 billion over a course of 18 years.Purdue Pharma has already reached a proposed settlement agreement in the litigation. The company also filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 16.last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Trump First President to Attend NYC Veteran’s Parade

first_imgFor the first time in its 100-year history a US President and the first lady attend the New York City Veterans Day parade today. President Trump will lay a wreath and the president will deliver remarks and offer a tribute to the men women who served this country during the opening ceremony of the annual event.Organizers say there will be more than 25,000 participants – veterans, active duty military personnel, and veterans supporters; also high school and college bands, and floats. The parade takes place over two dozen blocks on New York’s Fifth Avenue. The President and First Lady remain in New York tonight, staying at Trump Towerlast_img

Iranian national detained after being found with weapons on Flagler Memorial Bridge

first_imgThe Palm Beach Police Department is reporting that they detained an Iranian national after the man was found on the Flagler Memorial Bridge with several weapons in his possession.Officials say they were called to the scene Friday morning after someone in the area reported a suspicious person standing on the bridge.When authorities arrived at the scene, they found a man who was discovered to be an Iranian national in possession of a machete, pickaxe, two knives and $2,200 cash.The man was taken into custody during which time, authorities discovered that he may have left his vehicle parked at the Palm Beach International Airport. Officials say the man was told to appear in court on concealed weapons charges.The Palm Beach Police Department is currently investigating the incident and have reported that the FBI has been notified. BREAKING: Palm Beach PD confirm authorities searched car at Palm Beach Intl airport, tied to arrest of Iranian man found on bridge to Palm Beach with machete, pick axe, and knives. As we pulled up, we saw this car being towed. Not sure if this is the vehicle. @CBS12 pic.twitter.com/QpA2HuTM88— Jay O’Brien (@jayobtv) January 10, 2020last_img read more

Democrats Dropping Like Flies From Race for President

first_imgCalifornia Senator Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the race. Meanwhile, the remaining six Democratic presidential candidates will debate tomorrow night ahead of next month’s Iowa caucuses.Those who qualified for the debate are former VP Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and billionaire businessman Tom Steyer. Those who qualified met a complex criteria based on polling and fundraising. The debate will be held in Des Moines and is airing on CNN. Another one bites the dust…New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is dropping out of the Democratic presidential campaign.The decision by the African-American senator makes the remaining Democratic field less diverse. Booker pitched a campaign theme of hope and optimism in the Trump era. In a statement to supporters, he said he still believes in that message and accused Trump of promoting hate and division. last_img read more

Fans Cheer FLOTUS and POTUS at College Football Championship Game

first_imgImages of the two school’s mascots flooded social media last night as fans seemed to favor the outfit worn by LSU’s Mike the Tiger when compared against the duds of Clemson’s mascot, which is simply known as The Tiger. LSU took down Clemson 42-25. LSU finishes the season 15-and-0 and claims its first national title since 2007. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were greated with cheers and chants of USA and left before the end. LSU fans are not only celebrating their College Football Playoff National Championship Game victory, they’re also trolling Clemson fans with an online fundraiser aimed at helping the South Carolina school buy a better looking mascot costume. The head is tiny…. U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the College Football Championship game in New Orleans on Monday, with LSU and Clemson set to face off. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump were cheered by the crowd as they walked onto the field of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and stood for the national anthem.last_img read more

Steelers looking to make it 3 in a row

first_imgYour comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier AN IMPRESSIVE OUTING—Rookie Le’Veon Bell had 93 yards on 19 carries. (AP photo)A victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday could put the Steelers back in the hunt for a playoff berth. A victory over the Raiders would make it three wins in a row pulling their record up to 3-4 after their 19-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens last week.The Raiders are very similar to the Steelers. First of all their records 2-4 are identical, they both are outstanding defensively tied for the second fewest points allowed with 132, and both rank near the bottom in offense even though the Steelers have picked up their production in the past two games.The Raiders offense is led by young Pittsburgh area native Terrelle Pryor from Jeanette who is in his second year in the NFL and his first year as a starter. He’s hitting 64.5 percent of his passes with a 84.8 QB rating which puts him in the lower level of QBs. As most people in this area know, he’s an excellent runner with more yardages than any of the Steelers backs with 285. Actually he’s also better than any of the Raiders backs because Darren McFadden is their top running back with 267 yards on 69 carries.This game should be pretty much like the Ravens game, a battle between two rebuilding teams. The Steelers should win pulling them into a second place tie with the Ravens at 3-4, because Baltimore has a bye week.The Cincinnati Bengals stayed atop the AFC North with another late game victory over the Detroit Lions 27-24 pulling their record up to 5-2. The Cleveland Browns lost to the Green Bay Packers 31-13 to drop 3-4. The Browns play the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and the Bengals play the hot and cold New York Jets, fresh off their upset of the New England Patriots.Against the Ravens, the Steelers defense looked much more improved and the offense may finally have a running game. Le’Veon Bell picked up 93 yards on 19 carries. The Steelers are still looking for its first 100 yard rusher this year.Ben Roethlisberger had an efficient game going 17 of 23 for 160 yards and no turnovers. Antonio Brown continued his Pro-Bowl play with 6 catches for 50 yards. The defense headed by Troy Polamalu and the linebacking corp., had an outstanding game, holding Ray Rice to just 45 yards on 15 carries. And even though Joe Flacco had some impressive throws on the hold he was held in check. He was 24 of 34 for 216 yards.A win by the Steelers and a loss by the Bengals could put Pittsburgh just one game out of first place.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Shypitka

first_imgThe rink won the zone earlier this year in Cranbrook.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to wish the rink best of luck with Team of the Week honours.Also playing in the championship is the Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar.The championships conclude Sunday at the Trail Curling Club with the final set for 2 p.m. Team Shypitka, with players from throughout the Kootenays, take to the ice Tuesday in the Tim Horton’s B.C. Senior Men’s Curling Championships at the Trail Curling Club.Shypitka, of Cranbrook, skips the team that includes third Fred Thomson of Nelson, second Don Freschio Trail and lead Bill King of Fruitvale.last_img