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first_imgAtletico Madrid has reported Barcelona to FIFA over an alleged illegal approach for striker Antoine Griezmann.The 26-year-old France international signed a new contract earlier this year, committing him to Atletico until the end of the 2021-22 season.Griezmann has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United.However, it is understood Atletico’s complaint is only with Barcelona, who they claim have spoken to people around Griezmann, including family members.The Spanish club said that breaks FIFA regulations. A FIFA spokesman said: “We can confirm that we have received a complaint from Atletico Madrid.”BBC Sport has contacted Barcelona for a response to the allegation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 18, 2014 at 12:30 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Martin Hehir thinks people underestimate how hard it is to be a good runner.Runners don’t need to know how to swing a bat, kick a ball or catch a pass. Cross-country carries its own intricacies and rigors, though, and the senior has them down to a tee.“Every run, every little thing you do in running in terms of nutrition, in terms of how you rest, in terms of how hard you go in practice, it all kind of culminates into how your body feels on race day,” Hehir said. “It all makes a big difference.”Combine a specified diet, an unfaltering mental fortitude and attentive body management, and you have someone equipped with three qualities that define runners.But then top it off with a bubbling personality, a natural leadership instinct and an insatiable desire to never be second, and you have Hehir, a two-time individual conference champion. He’s coming off an Atlantic Coast Conference individual title, a sixth-place overall finish at the Northeast Regionals and will now look to finish among the country’s best at the Nov. 22 NCAA national championships for No. 2 Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHaving that point be a realistic goal, though, hasn’t come easily, and certainly isn’t just about “being fast.”“He’s a multi-faceted person that’s really bright,” SU head coach Chris Fox said of Hehir. “He doesn’t over-study, he doesn’t over-train, he doesn’t over-anything. A lot of that is just innate, his personality, he just has a good gift for keeping it all in perspective.”Every morning, Hehir eats granola and Greek yogurt, preferring to start his day off with sources of protein. He likes to keep it simple for lunch, he said, opting for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For the final meal of the day, he and his housemates — other SU runners — cook ground beef, rice or chicken and are “all about” vegetables.Sometimes, he’ll make his specialty, chocolate chip pancakes. But that’s only when he feels like treating himself.“The sport of running, because it’s so fundamentally physical, it’s all about the kind of shape your body is in,” Hehir said. “It’s less so a skill sport, say like baseball or something. I mean you need to be physically fit but you also need the skills to bat and pitch and swing.“In running, it’s literally all about how well you’ve maintained your body.”Then there’s the mental component.In baseball, there’s no pacing yourself running around the bases. Football players don’t conserve their energy when running downfield. In cross-country, it’s all about strategy and not knowing how to run fast, but when to.“He doesn’t go out and try to dominate practice,” Fox said. “He gets what he needs. He’s just an even-keeled guy and I think they all feed off of that.”But his SU career didn’t start off with him setting the tone for those behind him.He was getting his “butt kicked,” he said, and felt a little bit of doubt after a couple workouts. But just a year after he second-guessed his place in Division I cross-country, Hehir won the 2012 Big East individual title in his redshirt freshman year. That’s when he said he thought he might have a shot to continue a successful career.Fox said doubting yourself is the way a great runner thinks, and that’s exactly how Hehir was wired. But now, when he’s pulling away from the field in the final leg of a race, there’s no reason for doubt.“He never really seems stressed out,” SU assistant coach Adam Smith said. “When Marty looks back and sees five or six Orange jerseys, the pressure’s gone.”The oldest of four kids, Hehir is the reason his siblings, and even his cousins run, his father, Martin, said. Still today, Hehir has a knack for leading, figuratively or literally.He challenges his teammates and holds them to high standards, and that’s not restricted to the course. Each Wednesday, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams sit down on the Manley Field House turf and Fox goes around asking runners for an interesting fact about anything in the world to challenge their creativity.If someone states a fact that seems questionable, Hehir is the first one to argue it, Smith said. That joking personality carries over to the locker room, too, where Hehir said he and the other seniors will “roll in and get rowdy to make sure everyone knows they’re there.”“When I think of Marty, I always think high energy,” fellow senior Max Straneva said. “He’s always one to bust a joke. He doesn’t have to have any nerves or anything. He knows what he can do.”Hehir said keeping everyone smiling is part of his daily job. But it was Hehir smiling ear-to-ear in a post-race interview with ESPN after being crowned the best runner in the ACC.The intense grimace, aggressive pump of his arms and vicious strides as he pulled away from the field aren’t indicative of “the nicest guy on the team” label that Smith gave Hehir, rather a culmination of the craft required to excel in a sport that is much more than what it seems on the surface.“He’s a big part of the reason the culture is what it is here,” Smith said. “He’s just kind of taken that role and just really embraced it.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgCrowd ’50, Incorporated last Friday turned over an auditorium, valued at US$20,000 to the Marvi Sonii Elementary and Junior High School authorities in Clara Town, Monrovia.  At the ceremony, Crowd ‘50’s incoming president Natty B. Davies, chairman of the project committee, encouraged the school to use the edifice for its intended purpose. “We began this project in 2013, but we were interrupted by the Ebola Virus Disease,” he told the gathering of students, school officials, representatives from the Ministry of Education and the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) Superintendent’s office.  “Today we are happy to turn over this auditorium so that you, particularly the students, can have somewhere to have a better educational experience,” Mr. Davies said. He told the students to end what they have started and don’t allow any distractions into their educational pursuits  “You can continue to enjoy your life,” Mr. Davies told them, “after you have acquired your education like those of us who decided to build this auditorium for you.”  The program was mixed with thanksgiving and celebration as Chairman Davies and the rest of the team, including Boakai Sirleaf, took the floor to show the children that even at age 50 and over, they could still take to the floor as much as they can.  Crowd ‘50’s outgoing President Samuel W. Thompson re-echoed the message, urging the students to complete what they have started and make better use of the auditorium. He reminded the students that while in times past the location of the auditorium was a football field, “It is now an auditorium and you should be determined to use it to your advantage.”He commended several individuals, including Vice President Joseph Boakai, Director General (GSA) Madam Mary Broh, Mr. Emmanuel Shaw, Sethi Brothers, Bridgeway Incorporated, among individuals and companies that made generous donations to complete the project.  MCSS Superintendent Adolphus Jacobs commended Crowd ’50 and noted that he was not surprised at the project to improve education in the community.  Jacobs said, “Today there are two talking groups, but Crowd ’50 is making a difference for its multi-purpose gift to the school.” “We want a safe school year and I urge you to follow the protocols laid down to ensure that you are well,” he added. Representing the Minister of Education, Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, Senior Policy Advisor, Albert B. Coleman, expressed the ministry’s appreciation to Crowd ’50, and called on other groups to lend a helping hand to improve education in the country. “We must mobilize to help our students,” Mr. Coleman appealed, “and you must use this hall to enhance your learning experience.”  He told the students to use what has been offered so that tomorrow, they can equally give back to their community. The principal, Mrs. Oretha Cole-Bureh, expressed the school’s appreciation to Crowd ’50, and assured them that the auditorium would go a long way to give students another experience in their educational life.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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