Fernandes lauds Ronaldo’s centurion after Sweden win

first_img “It’s great to have Cristiano. He makes any team stronger.” Portugal could not match the four goals they ran in against Croatia, though, and Fernandes added: “We managed the game well, we knew how to take advantage of opportunities. “We could have scored more goals, but we are happy here because we took what was important and we are at the top of the group.” read also:Ronaldo Scores 100th International Goal for Portugal Portugal coach Fernando Santos has also marvelled at his side’s superstar, saying that the Juventus forward thrives on setting more records. He told a news conference: “What more can I say? A team that has the best in the world cannot be better without the best in the world. “[Ronaldo] goes on breaking records and records and then, when everyone thinks he is going to finish, there are even more records to beat. He feeds on it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bruno Fernandes lauded Portugal team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, after his 100th and 101st international goals secured a 2-0 Nations League win at Sweden. Ronaldo came into the match looking for a milestone strike at the international level and the superstar captain reached a century of Portugal goals just before half-time in Stockholm Tuesday. Gustav Svensson was sent off for a second bookable offence, allowing Ronaldo to fire in a stunning free-kick to celebrate his 100th Portugal goal. Portugal were in complete control but needed a second goal of similarly high quality from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to make the points safe in the Group A3 encounter. The victory gave defending Nations League champions two wins to begin this season’s competition, having defeated Croatia 4-1 on Saturday without Ronaldo, who missed out with a toe infection. Manchester United midfielder Fernandes was full of praise for the 35-year-old after Tuesday’s game, saying that the veteran can still make the difference in any match. “We know that [with Ronaldo] it is easier to reach the goal,” Fernandes said. “He has a nose for goal and can solve a game at any time. “That was what happened before half-time, in a free-kick situation. Just yesterday he had six or seven like that in training and today he did the same. Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On Fire10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Albino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

Our Lady’s boss says players are made of right stuff

first_imgHe believes the players he has at his disposal are made of the right stuff. They take on De La Salle Waterford in the semi-finals of the prestigious provincial competition in Bansha tomorrow afternoon.If they can get through the class of 2015/16 will hope to add to the Tipperary school’s sole victory in 1978.Tom Byrnes is manager of the team.last_img

Bruce Bowen, saying he was excused for criticizing Kawhi Leonard, criticizes Clippers

first_imgBowen’s original comments about Leonard – a King High of Riverside graduate – came on Sirius XM Radio on June 22. In part, Bowen said: “I think there’s nothing but excuses going on. First, it was, ‘Well I was misdiagnosed.’ Look here: You got $18 million this year, and you think that they’re trying to rush you? You didn’t play for the most part a full season this year. And you’re the go-to guy, you’re the franchise, and you want to say that they didn’t have your best interest at heart? Are you kidding me?”According to ESPN, Bowen was expected to be offered a new deal calling Clippers games prior to those comments.Related Articles The Clippers declined to comment.The team could create enough salary-cap space to sign two max-contract free agents next summer, when they are expected to attempt to recruit Leonard.The Clippers hired Bowen before last season to partner with legendary play-by-play broadcaster Ralph Lawler. Bowen replaced longtime analyst Michael Smith. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Bruce Bowen defended comments that he said caused the Clippers to excuse him from his role as a television analyst after he criticized 2019 free-agent-to-be Kawhi Leonard: “If you can’t get free agents in California, in Los Angeles, that has nothing to do with Bruce Bowen, that has to do with the organization.”Speaking Thursday on “The Dan Patrick Show,” the three-time NBA champion with the Spurs said he was just doing his job when he expressed his thoughts about the strained relationship between the San Antonio Spurs and Leonard, the superstar who recently was traded to the Toronto Raptors and who reportedly has a desire to play in LA.“One thing that I thought about in all of this – Kawhi never said, ‘I want to play for the Clippers.’ Kawhi said he wanted to play for the Lakers,” Bowen told Patrick during the nationally syndicated sports talk show.“And so, unfortunately, if you’re going to run your organization based on hopes, maybe, and getting rid of others … if I tore him down and I was disrespectful to him, that would be one thing. But that’s not the case. As an analyst, I’m supposed to talk about what I think and what I feel for this game that I love, and so if you can’t do that, what does that say about your organization?” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Asked Thursday whether he thought Leonard had any influence on the Clippers’ decision to let him go, Bowen seemed doubtful.“I don’t think I am that powerful where I would be the reason that someone would not want to come to a team,” he said. “What are you doing? Are you playing or are you listening? And if you are listening, then listen to the words that are said and recognize constructive criticism, because that’s my job, to be critical of someone’s play.“But I don’t think I’m big enough that someone would say, ‘I’m not going there because Bruce Bowen is there and he’s on the mic.”last_img read more

Focus back on Senate GOP after House passes felon voting limitations

first_imgDES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House Wednesday night approved legislation to forbid paroled felons who owe victim restitution from voting if Iowans approve a constitutional amendment that automatically restores felon voting rights.“We’re talking about somebody who potentially killed someone,” said Representative Bobby Kaufmann, a Republican from Wilton, “not just some dismissive bill they can’t pay.”Representative Mary Wolfe, a Democrat from Clinton, is a criminal defense attorney. Wolfe suggested tonight was a strange time to pass the bill as over 1000 protesters 50 blocks from the Capitol were calling for criminal justice reform.“It’s punishing people because they do not have the financial resources to pay a debt,” Wolfe said. “It’s a poll tax.”Representative Ras Smith of Waterloo, a Democrat, said the bill exacerbates inequities in the criminal justice system.“You are knowingly utilizing legislation to guarantee that poor Iowans are disproportionately impacted and shut out from the process to raise their voices,” Smith said. “That’s just what it is.”Kaufmann said this bill was always “part two” of Republican lawmakers’ plans on felon voting rights.“If I’ve got care-o-meter for the rights of the victim, it’s up here,” Kaufmann said. “And if I’ve got a care-o-meter for the rights for the people who committed the crimes and hurt them, it’s a lot lower.”The bill goes to the governor, so attention shifts back to Senate Republicans who’ve balked at passing a plan to end Iowa’s status as the only state that bans felons from voting once they’re released from prison. In 2019, Governor Reynolds called on lawmakers to pass a resolution for a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore felon voting rights. She has resisted calls to accomplish that with an executive order, as former Governors Vilsack and Culver did.Reynolds has streamlined the system for individuals seeking voting rights through applications she must review and approve.last_img read more