Maradona hoping for Napoli role

first_imgNAPLES, Italy (AP):Former Napoli star Diego Maradona is in talks to work with the Serie A side, where he is still idolised nearly 27 years after leaving the club.Maradona, who is in Naples for a theatrical event today celebrating the club’s first title win, met with Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis on Saturday night.”It was the first step,” Maradona said yesterday. “First of all I have to sort out the problems I have here in Italy, then I can work for Napoli in Italy and in the world.”We have to do things well because I want a winning team, a team that can play on level terms against Juve, Inter, Milan and Roma. He understood immediately because in these years he has grown from a president who didn’t know much about football to become an expert today.”An Italian court is scheduled to finally end the decades-long battle between Maradona and the Italian government on Feb. 28.Maradona has always insisted he does not owe any of the millions in back taxes the government claims are due.The 56-year-old Argentine arrived in the city on Saturday night and was greeted by more than 100 cheering Napoli fans, who had waited in freezingtemperatures outside his hotel for a glimpse of their idol.”It continues to surprise me,” Maradona said. “There are kids who have never seen me play and today they get excited and cry for a photo with me.”Every day I feel the affection and love the Neapolitan people have for me. The father has transmitted it to his son, who has then transmitted it to his and this will never end. After 30 years the same love continues, like the first woman you have in your life.”Maradona led Napoli to their only two league titles in 1987 and 1990 and scored a club record 115 goals between 1984 and 1991.”After a match against Cremona at the beginning of the season which didn’t count for anything but which drew 80,000 people, I understood that here at Napoli we needed to play for the title,” Maradona said. “I came from Barcelona, where we could win, draw or lose, but here at Napoli no, I couldn’t lose, I told myself then.”I would have been ashamed to have 80,000 people and then not to win. And we won everywhere, at Juve, at Inter, at Roma… And if now Napoli can think it can win the title, it is thanks to me.”last_img read more

Women’s basketball teams honor cancer survivors

first_imgSEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ “I can walk and am pain free. But I’m not strong enough yet,” he said. “You don’t know how weak your legs are until the therapist pushes you.”NEARLY PERFECT OFFENSE: Villanova lit up the scoreboard in the third quarter against Georgetown on Friday. The Wildcats scored 39 points, going 17 for 18 from the field. Kelly Joket made all seven of her shots, and Mary Gedaka was 5 for 5. The team scored on all 17 possessions it had in the quarter and won the game 91-43.ROUGH WEEK TO BE RANKED: A dozen of the Top 25 teams lost games this week, including No. 2 Louisville, No. 5 Mississippi State and No. 8 Marquette. The Lady Bulldogs and Golden Eagles fell to unranked teams in Missouri and St. John’s.SNAPPED: Illinois State ended a 13-game winning streak for Missouri State on Friday. The Lady Bears had won 17 consecutive Missouri Valley Conference games (371 days) and 13 straight home league games (404 days). Aggies coach Gary Blair had a jersey with the name of ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe on the back for the team’s game Thursday against LSU. Rowe, who fought desmoplastic melanoma, a skin cancer, was the first to interview Blair on the court in Indianapolis after A&M won the NCAA championship in 2011.“Coach Blair and I have shared some special moments, like when his team won the national championship and he did the ‘Dougie Dance,’” Rowe said in an email to The Associated Press. “He has done so much for women’s basketball. When I heard he was honoring me as a survivor, of course I cried. I haven’t really processed yet that I am a survivor because I feel like I am still fighting. But maybe that is what surviving is, thriving, living and loving through the worst of cancer. Coach Blair honoring me does make me feel strong. I will work hard to keep making him proud and help, honor and uplift survivors everywhere.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe game had special meaning for Texas A&M assistant coach Bob Starkey. His wife, Sherie, is a breast cancer survivor. He and his wife donated $1,000 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in honor of the 1,000 students who came to the game Thursday.Iowa also had its players don special jerseys for its game Sunday against Maryland. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “We always talk about as a team, even before the season starts, that we’re playing for the name on the front of our jerseys. But it’s really special that we get to put the name on the back of our jerseys, someone in our life that’s been affected by cancer,” Iowa’s Kathleen Doyle said. “It’s a really powerful feeling. I’ve got my grandma on the back, and I never got to meet her, but I know that she’s watching and that she’s really proud. It’s really special.”All the games across the country are inspired by former N.C. State coach Kay Yow, who died 10 years ago after a 22-year fight against breast cancer.FEELING BETTER: DePaul coach Doug Bruno is counting his blessings every day. It’s been nine weeks since he had spinal fusion surgery and he’s still on the mend.“I was afraid I wouldn’t walk or coach again,” Bruno said after his team beat St. John’s on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. “Thank God it went well and it released the pressure on my spine.”Bruno started rehab three weeks ago and his legs are getting stronger.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Iowa forward Megan Gustafson (10) celebrates with teammates after an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. Gustafson scored 31 points as Iowa won 86-73. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)NEW YORK — Women’s basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative.Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: THE ROYAL & PRIOR PROM

first_imgAll glammed up girls at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive WassonTHERE was no shortage of glamour at this year’s Royal & Prior Prom at An Grianan Hotel, Burt…including loads of attention for the Best Dressed Man.Pictures: Clive Wasson PhotographyTory Stewart and Dillon O’Loughlan at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive WassonGirls and their dates at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson  Who’s best dressed- Sameed Arshad and Lucy Morrow at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Kirsty McKinney, Naomi Wasson, Julie Moore and Jenny Mooney at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Liam Boyle and Tracy Neely at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Lyndsey Tinney, Amy Lowery, Helen Roulston, Jessica Goudie, Megan Clay and Hazel Alexander at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson  Timmy Doherty and Karen Buchanann at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Nicole Parke and Luke Johnston at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Julie Moore, Head Girl and Gary Stewart at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Mark Magee and Naomi Wasson at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive WassonPICTURE SPECIAL: THE ROYAL & PRIOR PROM was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BURTformaPromRaphoeRoyal And Priorlast_img read more