Romantic footballer proposes to stunning Wag during quarantine

first_img Loading… One of the pictures shows Junior down on one knee, presenting a ring to his partner with his right hand and holding their daughter Aylen’s hand with his left hand. Parralo Macias smiles and looks at the ring and also holds her daughter’s hand. Another picture shows the couple kissing with the young Aylen looking at them as Parralo Macias says yes to her fella’s proposal. Lago, who is from the Ivory Coast, wrote alongside the images: “Well, my love, I had a different plan with family, friends and others but the circumstances have forced me to change the place and the company. “We have been through a lot together. We have lived through a lot of bad moments but we’ve known how to change that pain and suffering into marvellous moments, laughs, trips, meals and a life together how we wanted. “I knew this time would arrive at one point in my life. I knew it would be you since the moment I saw you with that precious smile. “I knew one day I would be in front of you with my knee on the ground taking a ring out of pocket to ask you to MARRY ME… To ask you to accompany me for the rest of my life. “I am making it a reality because it is what I want with you, to spend each and every single one of my days next to you and next to our daughter. I love you, my love.” Junior has played for Mallorca since 2016 after he was sold by Spanish second-tier side CD Mirandes for a reported £270,000. Read Also:Euro 2020 postponed until next summer amid worldwide coronavirus Football in Spain was rocked earlier today when it was announced a 21-year-old coach had died from coronavirus. Almost 300 people have died in Spain since the Covid-19 outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mallorca forward, Lago Junior, 29, made the moment public after posting pictures showing the moment he popped the question to stunning Fabiola Parralo Macias. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img read more

Reading and QPR relegated

first_img Reading boss Nigel Adkins had remained positive ahead of the game while his QPR counterpart Harry Redknapp had seemingly already accepted his side’s fate and both will now spend the summer building teams to fight for promotion straight back into the Premier League. Reading arguably started the better of two sides who were obviously nervous but they could not test QPR goalkeeper Robert Green. The visitors got back into the game and both Jermaine Jenas and Esteban Granero went close to putting Rangers ahead, with the latter clipping the crossbar from a free-kick. While their fans vented their anger at former manager Mark Hughes the QPR players were still trying to prise open the Reading defence. Stephane Mbia played a perfect ball into Jay Bothroyd whose lofted effort beat Alex McCarthy but dropped just wide of the post. With half an hour on the clock Reading had still yet to force Green into a noticeable save. But the former England goalkeeper had a scare as Jobi McAnuff chased a weak pass back from Jose Bosingwa and Green’s kick hit the on-rushing Reading captain before flying behind for a goal-kick. Adel Taarabt side-footed wide from outside of the box before Bothroyd’s clever backheel found Armand Traore, whose shot was deflected wide. Seven minutes before the break Adrian Mariappa and Pavel Pogrebnyak almost bundled Reading into the lead but QPR kept the ball out through a combination of Green and Bosingwa. Taarabt had another great opportunity to put Redknapp’s side ahead after he exchanged passes with Loic Remy seven minutes after the re-start but he fluffed his lines. The Morocco international was guilty of placing another shot wide moments later with Adkins introducing Hal Robson-Kanu from the bench in his search to unlock the QPR defence. Green tipped a later Sean Morrison header over the bar and Bothroyd forced McCarthy into a smart low save but neither team provided a moment of class to collect all three points with both clubs sharing the spoils and the heartache of relegation. In a game bereft of quality both sides were guilty of wasting the few chances that fell their way as they both bowed out of the top flight with a whimper. A win for either would have kept them mathematically in the hunt for survival and relegated the losers, whereas the draw condemned both clubs to the npower Championship. Reading and QPR have both been relegated from the Barclays Premier League after they drew 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fraser-Pryce makes shortlist for Female Athlete-of-the-Year award

first_imgJAMAICA sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has predictably been named to a shortlist for the 2019 IAAF Female World Athlete-of-the-Year award.The 32-year-old Fraser-Pryce set the track alight at the Doha World Championships, this year, after clocking 10.71 to claim a fourth 100m world title.The diminutive athlete is back to the peak of her powers after taking time off to have her first child two years ago. Fraser-Pryce’s winning time was the fastest in the world over the distance this year, edging out compatriot Elaine Thompson’s 10.73.Joining the Jamaican on the overall list of 11 athletes is Beatrice Chepkoech, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Sifan Hassan, Brigid Kosgei, Mariya Lasitskene, Malaika Mihambo, Dalilah Muhammad, Salwa Eid Naser, Hellen Obiri and Yulimar Rojas.Fraser-Pryce, who won the award in 2013 after claiming the sprint double at the Moscow World Championships, will face stiff competition for the top prize.Muhammad broke the world record with 52.20 at the US Championships and went on to improve that mark to win the world 400m hurdles title in 52.16. She then added the 4x400m title to her accolades.Hasan claimed the world 1500m and 10 000m titles in Doha with world-leading times of 3:51.95 and 30:17.62. She also won the IAAF Diamond League 1500m and 5 000m titles in addition to breaking the world mile record with 4:12.33.Bahrain’s Eid Naser won the world 400m title in 48.14, the third-fastest time in history. She also won the Diamond League title and three gold medals at the Asian Championships.last_img read more

Kobelt’s success in doubles guides Syracuse to 1st win of season

first_imgMaddie Kobelt embraced the moment of success by hugging her doubles teammate Valeria Salazar. Then, she left the court to a wave of high-fives from Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross and interim head coach Shelley George.The senior had just delivered the biggest set of her final season with the Orange — a take down of Virginia Tech in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (9-7), for the team’s first doubles victory of the day.And Kobelt realized that the momentum led the team to its first win of the season.“I think that really carried over into singles for all the girls,” she said. “This was the first time we won the doubles point all season and half of the work (to the win) was already done.”Kobelt and Salazar faced the pressure of victory against the Hokies’ top pairing of Francesca Fusinato and Raluca Mita, and its win helped the Orange (1-8, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) to a 5-2 win over Virginia Tech (8-4, 2-2) at Drumlins Country Club on Friday. And although Syracuse would fall to No. 3 Virginia (8-2, 3-0) 6-1 on Saturday, its success in doubles in the weekend’s first match is something the team can build on moving forward. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Maddie has been spectacular,” George said. “Honestly, the last three matches she has come out to fight and has believed in herself. She was just on fire.”Early on, Fusinato and Mita showed why they are the top duo for the 48th-ranked Hokies. They were aggressive at the point of attack, forcing Salazar to make the big move to keep the Orange competitive in the match.At first, the tactic was successful. Salazar was unable to provide consistency when serving and was on the receiving end of quick and hard serves by the Hokies attack.But Salazar held her own, hitting a big serve down 5-4 in the tiebreaker that caused a weak return and allowed Kobelt to easily put it away at the net. “I think she handled herself very well,” Kobelt said of Salazar’s performance. “All season, we have been playing together and she has been rock solid. You live and die as a team together.”It became clear that the freshman was ready to handle the challenges of the tiebreaker. But if the Orange wanted to secure the lead in doubles, Kobelt needed to become the difference maker in the closing moments.She was aware that Virginia Tech was in position to avoid the blown lead in the tiebreaker and earn critical doubles point. So Kobelt used her powerful serves late in the match to propel the Orange over the top pairing. George wasn’t surprised by Kobelt’s performance. She had nothing but praise for her most reliable player after the match. Syracuse had secured the doubles point over the Hokies, which provided momentum for the winless Orange.And it continued in singles as Kobelt matched up against Fusinato, a freshman who was sulking on the Virginia Tech bench following the loss moments earlier.Kobelt had the psychological advantage after the hard-fought victory in doubles. It showed when she defeated Fusinato in their singles match after two sets, 6-4, 6-3. George was ecstatic to finally see her team gain the edge in doubles and follow up with the success in singles. “It’s been our goal this season to win the doubles point,” George said. “We just feel if we get that momentum coming off the doubles point, it makes things a lot easier going into our singles matches.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2014 at 10:58 pmlast_img read more

Men’s basketball breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Coastal Carolina

first_imgWhen You Knew It Was OverWhen the ball was tipped? A 16-seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, so the Chanticleers had pretty insurmountable odds before the game even started. But you knew this one was over when the Badgers finished the first half on a 19-8 run to take a 47-32 lead at halftime.With 6:44 left in the opening half, Wilson knocked home a jumper to cut Wisconsin’s lead to four at 28-24. But from there, the Badgers went on the 19-8 run that blew open the game. Hayes scored eight of Wisconsin’s points during that stretch and finished the first half with 13 points.Wisconsin Player of the GameIt has to be Kaminsky who scored a game-high 27 points with 12 rebounds, four assists and a block in 36 minutes of action. Kaminsky was able to attack the small frontcourt of Coastal Carolina, going 10-for-14 from the floor and 3-for-5 from three. The seven-footer was also 4-for-5 from the free-throw line.Max SikerCoastal Carolina Player of the GameGillis was the Chanticleers’ best player Friday night, scoring a team-high 22 points on 10 of 19 shooting with five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 34 minutes.Wilson earns co-Player of the Game for the Chanticleers with his 20-point performance. He was 4-for-4 from three and 7-for-11 from the floor for Coastal Carolina.Key Stats– Wisconsin attempted 17 threes in the first half, making eight of them, while Coastal Carolina hit five of its six three-point attempts in the opening half. Neither team shot above 33.3 percent from beyond the arc in the second half.– The Chanticleers committed only six turnovers for the game while the Badgers turned the ball over nine times.– Three players for each team scored in double figures. Kaminsky (27), Dekker (20) and Hayes (15) eclipsed the 10-point mark for Wisconsin whiles Gillis (22), Wilson (20) and Josh Cameron (11) hit double figures for Coastal Carolina. The trio of Kaminsky, Dekker and Hayes combined to score 62 of Wisconsin’s 86 points Friday with 22 rebounds.– The Badgers had three players shoot 50 percent or above from three against the Chanticleers. Dekker was 4-for-8, Kaminsky was 3-for-5 and redshirt senior guard Josh Gasser was 1-for-2 from beyond the arc.– Wisconsin assisted on 14 of its 33 baskets while Coastal Carolina dished out nine assists for the game.– The Badgers shots over 50 percent in both halves, going 17-for-31 (54.8 percent) in the first half and 16-for-30 (53.3 percent) in the second half. It was the first time Wisconsin had shot over 54 percent over the course of the game since its win over Indiana on Feb. 3.Next GameWisconsin will take on Oregon in the Round of 32 in Omaha Sunday night. Oregon defeated Oklahoma State 79-73 Friday night. Tip-off between the Badgers and Ducks is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on truTV. The No. 1-seed Wisconsin men’s basketball team began its official campaign for a return trip to the Final Four Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska against No. 16-seed Coastal Carolina. No 16-seed has ever beating a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and that remained the case as the Badgers ran away from the Chanticleers 86-72.Here’s our game breakdown:RecapExcept for a few brief seconds early in the first half, No. 1 Wisconsin was in control for the majority of the game against the 16-seed Coastal Carolina Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament as the Badgers coasted their way to an 86-72 win over the Chanticleers.Wisconsin will take on the eight-seed Oregon Sunday for a trip to the Sweet 16 in Los Angeles on the line.Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky scored a game-high 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting with 12 rebounds and four assists for Wisconsin. Junior forward Sam Dekker added 20 points with two rebounds and sophomore forward Nigel Hayes chipped in 15 points with eight rebounds (seven offensive) and three assists.The Badgers (32-3) had a 47-32 lead at halftime despite the Chanticleers shooting 83.3 percent (5-for-6) from three in the first half.Wisconsin pushed its lead to 24 in the second half – its largest of the game – at 66-48 after a Kaminsky jumper with 3:42 left in the game. Coastal Carolina was never within single digits in the second half as the Badgers were on their way to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the third straight season.Senior guard Warren Gillis led the Chanticleers with 22 points while sophomore guard Elijah Wilson came off the bench to score 20 points for Coastal Carolina.The Chanticleers shot 58.3 percent (7-for-12) from 3-point for the game and 48.3 percent (28-for-38) overall for the game. The Badgers were 33-for-61 (54.1 percent) from the field as a team and 11-for-27 (40.7 percent) from three. Coastal Carolina came into Friday’s game with the third-best rebounding margin in the nation, but were outrebounded by Wisconsin 36-25.Turning PointThe Badgers led for the majority of the game and the turning point of the game came pretty early. After Coastal Carolina’s Josh Cameron hit a jumper with 14:56 left in the first half to give the Chanticleers an early 8-7 lead, Kaminsky responded for the Badgers on the other end with a layup to give the lead right back to Wisconsin at 9-8. Coastal Carolina would not hold the lead for the rest of the game as the Badgers cruised to their program-record 32nd win of the season.Max Sikerlast_img read more

EPIC gains UKGC approval for problem gambling funding

first_img Submit Share Gambling harm prevention consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) has become one of the first private companies to be listed on the UK Gambling Commission’s RET register.EPIC joins counterparts GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM on the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are required to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions. Under UKGC licence conditions, operators must: make an annual financial contribution to each of research, prevention and treatment ensure that these donations go to one or more organisation on the RET registerensure that they have no connection to the recipient organisation report information accurately in their annual or quarterly regulatory return to the Commission about the destination(s) of their payment and the amounts that have been contributed. This includes ensuring that there is no duplication of data across multiple licences. Commenting on the news, EPIC CEO and Founder Paul Buck said: “We are delighted to have worked closely with the Safer Gambling Team and executives at the Commission to secure EPIC’s place on the RET supplier register. “For the National Strategy to Reduce Harms to be successful it is important that collaboration is possible and all leading providers are able to contribute, whilst demonstrating the necessary independent oversight. “We will now work closely with the regulator, and the many potential partners who have expressed an interest in working with EPIC, to provide meaningful, impactful and evaluated gambling harm minimisation programmes and initiatives to help accelerate the strategy.”Gambling companies are able to continue donating funds to organisations that are not included on the register, however this will not be counted as LCCP RET contributions. StumbleUpon Related Articles Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020last_img read more

Kwesi Appiah wants Milovan Rajevac as advisor for 2014 World Cup

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has contacted Milovan Rajevac to play an advisory role for the Black Stars team at the 2014 World Cup, GHANAsoccernet.com reports.The Black Stars coach is said to have met his predecessor to discuss the possibility of playing an advisory role for his technical team for June’s World Cup in Brazil.Rajevac who is currently out of work has told confidantes he is considering the offer from coach Kwesi Appiah.The Serbian coach was spotted in the stands during Ghana’s 1-0 loss to Montenegro in the international friendly played in Podgorica on Wednesday.A meeting between the Black Stars coach and his former boss was said to have taken place earlier in an unnamed location where Appiah is said to have made the offer.Appiah, who will be leading the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup took the initiative to speak with the Serbian trainer in his bid to strengthen his technical team before the tournament. Rajevac remains hugely popular amongst Ghanaians during his impressive reign as coach of the Black Stars where he led the side to the finals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and almost guided Ghana to a historic semi final place at the last World Cup in South Africa – during which time Kwesi Appiah was his assistant.The ex Qatar coach is noted as a tactical genius for transforming the Black Stars into an almost unbeatable force during his two year reign from 2008.The Ghana FA will review the situation once Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is able to convince his former boss to return to the side in an advisory role for the 2014 World Cup.Ghana is determined to make a stronger impact in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil where they are drawn in Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and the USA.last_img read more

Flyers take on Athletics tonight in first of five at home

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are back in action tonight when they welcome the Grande Prairie Athletics to the North Peace Arena.The Flyers are coming off victories over Falher and High Prairie last week, improving their winning streak to five games. This is a stark contrast to the team that opened their season with two straight losses, one of which was a 7-0 beatdown from the Athletics.“The team is really playing well and has found its stride after a not so great start to the season, ” said President Paul Van Nostrand. “Our top line has demonstrated that they can take over a game and as a result, we have scored a lot of goals in the past few contests.”- Advertisement -Tonight’s clash with the Athletics is the first of a five-game homestand for the Flyers. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

5th Smalta U-11 Girls tournament slated for November 17

first_imgEntering its fifth year, the Petra-organised tournament has re-emerged in a timely fashion — when strides are being made for the improvement of women’s football in Guyana.While it was an occasion to celebrate the launch of yet another Smalta Under-11 tournament, the topic on everyone’s mind was the contribution the tournament would make to the development of women’s football.Co-Director of Petra, Troy Mendonca, was the first speaker to get the ball rolling. Taking time to thank ANSA McAL for an opportunity to further the female league, he said, “Essentially, this continuous sponsorship caters for a very integral part of the enhancement of women’s football in Guyana; and, as such, we would like to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the ANSA Mc AL Group of Companies, through their Smalta brand, for supporting this venture over the years.”Following suit, the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Youth Development officer Brian Joseph, speaking on behalf of GFF President Wayne Forde, had nothing but praise for both Petra and ANSA McAL, for their tireless contribution to the sport.“I think both of them (Petra and ANSA Mc AL) have been doing a tremendous job in terms of assisting the GFF with executing its football development strategy across the country. Couple of days ago, ANSA McAL, in partnership with the GFF, launched the ‘Always’ Women’s Football Development League, and that was a big occasion for women across the country. And I can easily see how, in a couple of years, these young girls sitting here will become the players in such a tournament,” Joseph declared.Thinking out loud, Joseph shared that it was always his hope the tournament would one day become a professional league.Representing the flagship sponsor, Non Alcholic Brand Manager Errol Nelson explained that the distribution company is happy to always be a part of such benevolent ventures.“ANSA Mc AL, over the years, has been one of the main supporters of football in Guyana. And just to let you know, we will continue to be heavily involved for many more years to come. We’ve been very happy with the growth and progression of female football,” Nelson stated.The tournament, scheduled to kick-off on November 17 and conclude on December 8, will feature 16 primary school female teams, namely: Marian Academy; Soesdyke; Tucville; South Ruimveldt; North Georgetown; F.E. Pollard; Enterprise; St. Pius; St. Ambrose; Timehri; Smith’s Memorial; St Agnes; Genesis; St. Stephen’s; Sophia; and St Margaret’s Primary schools. Prior to the beginning of their tournament, the Girls will have the benefit of receiving training sessions from the technical staff at the GFF. They will then head into their tournament which will take on a round- robin knockout format.The winning team will be awarded $200,000; whilst second, third and fourth place will receive $100,000, $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.last_img read more