The spirit of Karbo

first_imgThe arrival at Depor was at the hands of a great reception by the fans of A Coruña. “We played at Riazor on Sundays during Sunday mass hours, but despite that, we reached 5,000 spectators“indicates the former player, who feels” very proud “of the heat that is being given to the Female Depor:” I love that sportsmanship returns to give this welcome to women’s football. ” Economic problems made Karbo Deportivo disappear in 1988, shortly before the first women’s league began. Several players withdrew, some headed for teams from Madrid or Barcelona and others moved to futsal, like Lis. “It was the end of a whole life, of a family,” he says.Inma Castañón, the player they called ‘La Maradona’One of the first stars to start shining in Spanish women’s football was Inma Castañón. The Asturian forward was hardened in several teams in her country before making the jump to Karbo, where she found her first successes as a footballer and received the call of the National Team. “They called me ‘la Maradona’, but I always liked Quini’s game and way of being”, The former player, who entered soccer with her brothers, told the AS in statements. “I was privileged in soccer because I was never insulted or called a tomboy, but I did hear how people said it to others,” she says.Inma Castañón lifts a Cup trophy. More than half a century ago, an illusion was born in A Coruña. An idea led by the directors of a school (Ramón Carrasco and Mari Carmen Borrego), the Karbo school, who bet on something that few believed in: women’s football. 52 years after the birth of that team, also plainly called Karbo, its memory gains strength among the people of A Coruña, coinciding with the success of Deportivo Abanca. Just three seasons after his birth, the blue and white box has revived, being the revelation (4th) in his debut in Primera, the grip of which was the best team in Spain, with four national titles, equivalent to the current Queen’s Cups (there was no League), in 1981 (title not recognized as official), 1983, 1984 and 1985.Karbo was one of the teams that created a precedent in Spanish women’s football, being the first club to be officially awarded in this category. “I don’t want to talk about discrimination, but that people looked at us with surprise, with a strange face. We never talked about it, but we realized that we had started a little revolution“, tells in an interview to AS Lis Franco, former player of Karbo, who arrived almost by chance after a journalist friend of her father, the legendary former player of Depor or River Plate, Rafael Franco, told her that there was a women’s team at a school in the Los Mallos neighborhood. “I had always been with a ball at my feet. And finding out that there was a team I could play on was one of the best news of my life“underlines Lis.“We were a bit like the monkey at the fair, a show at the village festivals”That Karbo, who would later be absorbed by Deportivo, was led by a school teacher, José Mañana, and made up of players of very different ages. “I was nine years old and there were colleagues who were close to thirty,” she highlights, after exposing how the first years were: “There are two stages. In the first one, we were a bit like the monkey at the fair, a show at the village festivals with parties in the style of single vs. married. We didn’t like that, but something is something. Then came what is now the Cup and we began to feel like footballers. “Without hardly training, with some pachangas on Sundays, the Karbo players began to make a name for themselves in A Coruña, culminating in their conversion with Depor.STANDING: LIS, ENCARNA AND RORY AGACHADAS: GELI AND INMA “The victory against Laracha (men’s team) was widely echoed in the press. There were no women’s teams and we played against the men’s. Those games started with laughter, but when they saw that we were serious they began to compete, “says Lis, who emphasizes the great qualities of the historic Karbo:”I, like that team, can’t remember another one. We were the team that brought the most people to the National Team. The team was a perfect mix of veteran players with great strength and punch and young players. “center_img With hardly any filming, without training, Inma did not stop scoring goals in her first matches with the Galicians. “I was not going to play every game because as a minor I had to be accompanied and the trip was very expensive“, tells of her first steps at Karbo. Years later, she moved to A Coruña and combined her work as a teacher with that of a footballer at the school in A Coruña.” The directors of Karbo did not care about anything and they fought for a hobby ” , points out the former Spanish player, who confesses that she received great value offers from clubs like Porto, who offered him a million pesetas and a job, a proposal he rejected because he was close to his family.“I was comfortable at Karbo and I didn’t think about it. Today I would think about it,” she says, after evaluating Deportivo’s support: “Playing in Riazor was the best. Deportivo behaved very much towards us, despite the fact that we had rivalries with the youth, who always complained about sharing dressing rooms and the field with us. We carried more people than they did and they were jealous. “ After the Karbo Deportivo disappeared, Inma was forced to sign for another team from Asturias, although she hardly played in it, to have a federation card and to be able to go to the National Team, which years before had dyed widely blue and white with a large number of players of the extinct painting from A Coruña.last_img read more

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Greaves hospitalized, legend of Tottenham and English football

first_imgGreaves is Tottenham history and English football legend. The Londoner, world champion with England in 1966, is the top scorer in Spurs history with 266 goals in 379 matches and the fourth of the English team with 44 goals in 57 games.English began his career in Chelsea. With the ‘blues’ he was a scorer of the Premier in two seasons before make the leap to Milan. His stay in Italy would last a year in which he won an Italian Cup before returning to Tottenham where is a legend managing to be the Premier League top scorer in four seasons and winning two FA Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. After playing in the Tottenham went through the West ham. He retired in 1979 in the Barnet. We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital. We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family. pic.twitter.com/tDneZxDc3m– Tottenham Hotspur (at 🏡) (@SpursOfficial) April 7, 2020 He Tottenham has reported that Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to the hospital: “We can confirm that our top scorer Jimmy Greaves is being treated at the hospital. We are in contact with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family”.last_img read more

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Goldson, Stevens make pro debut at Contender

first_imgTwo promising 28-year-old boxers – Jamaican Camion Goldson, representing the Caribbean team, and Rashid Stevens ,fighting for the USA team – will make their professional debuts tonight on the Wray and Nephew 2016 ‘Contender’ show at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, Old Hope Road in St Andrew, beginning at 9:30 p.m. It was an interesting sidelight when the draw was done, that these two debutants were pitted against each other, and a keen contest is expected. Both have over 50 amateur fights and have represented their countries in overseas competition. Stevens has more accomplishments and told The Gleaner yesterday that he has a 45-9 record and was the 2015 National Golden Gloves champion. He also said that he has won other national titles and was runner-up in the tournament that was held recently to select the USA team to the Olympic Qualifier in Argentina. He was oozing confidence and said that he was keen on making a successful debut to the professional ranks. Goldson has been one of Jamaica’s leading amateurs for some time and has been a national representative on several occasions. His performances have not been consistent, but he has shown that on a given night, he can perform brilliantly. This is the seventh week of competition in the preliminary round of the series, which has 16 boxers vying for quarter-final berths. Following next week’s competition, the eight boxers remaining will be seeded and the top four will draw their opponents from the other four contestants. The main prize is purse money of two million dollars, with the runner-up getting $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000. The contest will be shown live on TVJ.last_img read more

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SWANSEA CITY VS MAN UNITED

first_imgSWANSEA (4-2-3-1)FABIANSKI, NAUGHTON, FERNANDEZ, WILLIAMS, TAYLOR,CORK, SHELVEY, AYEW, SIGURDSSON, MONTERO, GOMISMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)ROONEY, MATA, JANUZAJ, MEMPHIS,SCHWEINSTEIGER, SCHNEIDERLIN,SHAW, BLIND, SMALLING, DARMIAN,ROMEROManchester United have started a Barclays Premier League season with three successive clean sheets for only the third time, winning two, drawing one, scoring just two goals and conceding none.And Sergio Romero, who has replaced David de Gea ahead of a potential move away from Old Trafford, is the first goalkeeper since David Ospina to keep a clean sheet in each of his first three Premier League games.Yet, at the other end, Wayne Rooney is looking to score for the first time in the Premier League since April. Since then Rooney has failed to score in nine league games and a total of 774 minutes – 12 hours and 54 minutes.In six previous meetings with Swansea, Rooney has scored just once – on the opening day of last season.However, he should be confident after netting a hat-trick against Club Brugge on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League play-off. United won 4-0 and 7-1 on aggregate.Last season Swansea did the league double over United, winning 2-1 both at Old Trafford and the Liberty Stadium.last_img read more

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Former heads call WICB response to CARICOM ‘pointedly discourteous’

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Three former presidents of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have condemned the decision by the Dave Cameron-led WICB to ignore a request for an urgent meeting with CARICOM leaders.Sir Wes Hall, Patrick Rousseau and Ken Gordon have also blasted Cameron’s response to the prime ministers’ request as “pointedly discourteous”.Last month, Chairman of CARICOM’s Cricket Governance Committee, Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, called for an urgent meeting with the WICB to discuss the latest independent report which demanded a dissolution of the board.However, the embattled WICB president has been insisting that the board of directors first needed to go over the controversial report before any meeting with CARICOM could be held.”The president of the WICB, Mr Cameron, has responded that such discussion can await the next scheduled meeting of the WICB on December 12th, a pointedly discourteous response to CARICOM leaders who have been supportive of the WICB in so many ways,” said the joint statement from the three former WICB presidents.”You and your board have erred very badly, President Cameron, and we publicly call on you to reflect on the unfortunate implications of your response to CARICOM leaders.”resignation en blocThe latest report on the WICB was compiled by a cricket review panel, which was chaired by UWI Cave Hill campus Principal, Professor Eudine Barriteau.Apart from the dissolution of the WICB, it also recommended the resignation of the current board and the appointment of an interim board.Also, the panel recommended that a change management expert be installed to help run the affairs of cricket in the region until a new governance structure is implemented.Hall, Rousseau and Gordon say Mitchell’s request for an early meeting with the WICB is reasonable.”You carry an important trust as president of the WICB. But no individual or transient board can be bigger than the game and the shaping of its future,” they argued.”Prime Minister Mitchell’s request for an early meeting is eminently reasonable and necessary. We urge that you accede to it so that the consultative process may continue.”The former presidents also pointed out that the “widespread demand for transparency and accountability, coupled with the obvious deterioration in the performance and governance of West Indies cricket” has led to the appointment of three independently structured committees over the past eight years.They were referring to the Patterson report, Wilkin report and the Barriteau report, which was published two weeks ago.”The Patterson and Wilkin recommendations have been treated with scant courtesy and virtually ignored by WICB which appointed them,” the former presidents noted.”It is also significant that the three reports were unanimous in the view that the structure of the WICB must change following the resignation of current directors.”last_img read more

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World records matter

first_imgIn 20 of the 28 times when the International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) has presented its male Athlete of the Year Award, it has been won by a man who has set a world record in the season under consideration. That may satisfy Jamaican curiosity as to why Usain Bolt did not receive the IAAF award this year. It, instead, went to Ashton Eaton, the American decathlete.At the 15th World Champion-ships, the tall Jamaican won a highly anticipated double-sprint clash against Justin Gatlin. Bolt squeezed past to take the 100 metres by 0.01 seconds and later cruised to victory in the 200, winning in 19.55 seconds, the fastest time in three years.At the same championship, Eaton raised his own decathlon world record to win the gold medal over Canada’s Pan-American Games winner, Damian Warner. The new mark, 9045 points, included a 45 seconds flat dash through 400 metres. It was only the third time the 9,000-point threshold had been attained.EDGE OVER BOLTWith both men having injury-affected seasons, the world record seems to have given Eaton the edge over Bolt and the other man under final consideration forthe award, triple jump world champion Christian Taylor of the United States. The latter mastered triple jump’s elusive 18 metres barrier, gained the upper hand over his main rival, Pedro Pablo Pichardo of Cuba, and won the World Championship with a mammoth jump of 18.21m. That’s just eight centimetres off the 20 year-old world record owned by Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.Injuries restricted Bolt to a three-meet season in the 100m and just four in the 200m. For the same reason, Eaton managed just to start just one decathlon. That was his record performance at the World Championships.By comparison, Taylor triple-jumped seven times, cleared 18 metres in three different meets, and scared the Edwards world record. He and Eaton dabbled elsewhere, producing long jumps measured at 8.18m and 8.03m, respectively, and with the decathlete also running the flat 400m in 45.54 before the Worlds.Eaton is now in illustrious company. Carl Lewis, Roger Kingdom, Steve Backley, Kevin Young, Colin Jackson, Noureddine Morceli, Edwards, Wilson Kipketer, Haile Gebreselassie, Michael Johnson, Kenenisa Bekele, Asafa Powell, Bolt, David Rudisha, and Renaud Lavillenie have all won the award in seasons they punctuated with world records. In fact, this was the case for every winner of the award from its first year in 1988 to 1999.In 2012, Eaton set two world records in 2012, but saw the award go to Bolt, whose brilliant Olympic season included a sizzling 9.63/19.32 double win in London.last_img read more

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Steadman gets the best out of Royal Assault

first_img BETTER LUCK Harvey, who was second aboard TALENTED TONY K, had better luck aboard another evens favourite, JESSIE JAMES, in the third race over a mile for the Alty McKenzie Memorial Cup for $350,000 – $300,000 claiming horses. Outpaced for most of the way as NO MONEY FRIEND (10-1) enjoyed a good lead into the straight ahead of the highly fancied pair of COMPUTERIZE and BIGBROWNGREYHOPE, JESSIE JAMES stormed through in the last furlong to beat NO MONEY FRIEND by three lengths in an eight-horse field. The winner, an eight-year-old bay gelding by Storm Craft out of Jessica, is owned by Nadon and trained by Ryan Darby. Harvey, Steadman, and fellow apprentice Javaniel Patterson rode two winners each, while Nunes saddled two winners in the two-year-old debutante BILINGUAL and ROYAL ASSAULT. ROYAL ASSAULT, the even-money favourite with apprentice Linton Steadman riding for trainer Anthony “Baba” Nunes, ran on strongly in the last 100 metres to win the overnight allowance sprint in decisive fashion at Caymanas Park on Wednesday. The four-year-old chestnut colt by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Maken Joy raced prominently in third as the fleet-footed TALENTED TONY K (7-2), with top apprentice Bebeto Harvey, led comfortably into the straight ahead of highly fancied DREAMLINER (6-5) in a field of eight. Although looking likely to hold on after leaving the furlong pole two lengths clear, TALENTED TONY K was worn down by ROYAL ASSAULT, who responded to a bustling ride to hit the front in the last 50 metres, winning by 11/4 lengths from TALENTED TONY K and the late-closing ROYAL VIBES (32-1), this in the smart time of 1:05.0. Owned by Preferred Racing and bred by Mark Croskery, ROYAL ASSAULT was notching only his third win from eight starts this season, but by and large, has been a model of consistency, having finished in the first three seven times.last_img read more

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Windies to begin preparation for Pakistan series

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC):West Indies players will assemble in Barbados today as they begin preparation for their four-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan starting next Sunday.The 16-man squad, headed by captain Carlos Brathwaite, will undergo training sessions tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, before being whittled down to 13 for the opening encounter at Kensington Oval.The training group includes newcomers Jonathan Carter, Jason Mohammed and Veerasammy Permaul, but missing is superstar opener Chris Gayle, along with all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell.Russell is serving a one-year suspension for an anti-doping whereabouts violation, while no explanation has been given by selectors for the exclusion of Gayle and Bravo.Trinidadian Bravo recently underwent surgery last January for a hamstring injury sustained in the Australia Big Bash, but there has been no indication about the status of his recovery.West Indies will be looking to rebound after suffering a heavy 3-0 whitewash in the recent one-day series against England in the Caribbean.They will also be looking to make amends for a similar whitewash to Pakistan when the two teams last met in the United Arab Emirates last September.The remaining T20s will be played at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on March 30, and April 1 and 2.last_img read more

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Liverpool beat Watford, lose Coutinho

first_imgWATFORD, England (AP): Liverpool improved its bid to secure a Champions League spot by beating Watford 1-0 in a largely forgettable English Premier League match yesterday. Only Emre Can made this one memorable, by meeting a Lucas Leiva cross with a bicycle-kick scored in first-half stoppage time. League rivals Manchester City, Manchester United, and Arsenal dropped points in the race for a top four position, so a win was vital for Liverpool, which has struggled against teams in the bottom half. The Reds, with 69 points, moved four points clear of fifth-placed United, though they have played an extra game. The victory came at a cost, as forward Philippe Coutinho lasted less than 10 minutes.last_img read more

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ONE: Pacio leaves frustrations from title match loss behind

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return And although his last fight was for the belt, Pacio said he’s not in a hurry to get back into the title picture as he awaits the right opportunity to fight for the strap once more.“I am willing to wait for the right time, timing is everything and every moment has its purpose,” said Pacio. “I don’t race to be in line for the belt, but I’m racing perfection in this sport.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino strawweight contender Joshua Pacio said he’s eager to leave his frustrations behind after losing in his first championship fight in ONE Championship to title-holder Yoshitaka Naito back in October of 2016.Pacio, who had control of Naito in terms of strikes, downplayed the loss and instead treated it as a learning experience to improve.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Backyard fights: UFC coming to Long Island for 1st time Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It’s not a defeat, I viewed it as an important lesson,” said Pacio (9-1-0) in a statement. “It also served as an inspiration to push myself to the limit.”It was an eye-opening experience. And here I am as a more matured competitor inside the cage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pacio, who is 12 years the junior of Naito, lost after the Japanese champion locked him in a rear-naked choke with 1:33 elapsed in the third round of the fight.The Team Lakay fighter has a chance to avenge his loss come August 5 when he faes Naito’s compatriot Hayato Suzuki in ONE Championship Kings & Conquerors in Macau. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

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