Lorenzo Sanz, the president of the Seventh and the Eighth

first_imgUnder his mandate, in February 1999, the club made a qualitative leap with the premiere of the club’s television channel: Real Madrid Televisión. TOThe era of great white signings opened with the incorporation of Anelka, for which he paid 5.5 billion pesetas (about 36 million euros in exchange). It was to be the cornerstone of Madrid in the 21st century, but the French failed. But before he had to dismiss Toshack for some controversial statements (“It is easier to see a pig flying over the Bernabéu than for me to rectify”), and he again had Del Bosque. With the Salamanca coach, The Whites raised the European Cup again after defeating Valencia in Paris (3-0), with great versions of the team at Old Trafford (they won 2-3) and against Bayern (they lost 2-1, but with 2- 0 of the first leg served to pass).After this success, Sanz decided to call elections even though his term ended in 2001. Reaching the club’s Centennial (it was celebrated in 2002) prioritized his interest. They were set for July of that same year, but the bomb exploded prematurely: at the wedding of her daughter Mari Luz (Malula as she was known in the family sphere) with Míchel Salgado, player of the squad, José Ramón de la Morena confirmed that Florentino Pérez, his rival in the white elections, had signed the signing of Luis Figo for 60 million euros (10,000 million pesetas, its termination clause). This one won with 16,469 votes in his favor by 13,302 from Sanz. There were also 2,796 voided votes, 344 null and 205 blank. On July 16 Sanz left the presidency of the Madrid club. Sanz returned to his seat at the Bernabéu stadium, until a few years ago, Florentino invited him to the box, of which he became a regular. Rest in peace. Lorenzo Sanz Mancebo (Madrid, 08-08-1943), died in Madrid of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanz, a Madrid native, was president of Real Madrid from 1995 to 2000. Born into a humble family (there were 10 brothers and he was the eldest of all), he became a doorman for modest teams in Madrid, such as Puerta Bonita. A successful businessman, he started a wallpaper factory. As a very young boy, the football bug entered him, coming to the club as a director in 1985. It would be in that year, when Ramón Mendoza proclaimed himself the winner of the white club elections when he would begin to climb the white board. At that time he was appointed Member of the Board, along with Fernando Asúa, Alejandro Bermúdez, Nemesio Fernández Cuesta, Mariano Jacquotot and Pedro Zapata. It would be ten years later, on November 21, 1995 when Sanz appeared as the new president of the white team after resigning Mendoza (he had won the elections in February 1995), being endorsed by the Members Assembly on February 4, 1996: he obtained 699 yes, 154 no, 21 abstentions and five null votes. His term established that he would be president until February 1999, when the Mendoza stage would end.With command in the square he got down to work: after falling to Rayo Vallecano he struck down Valdano, then coach, put Del Bosque first and then Arsenio Iglesias, the Fox of Arteixo, but began to build the base of the team that would win the coveted Seventh European Cup: He understood that he had to sign players that excited white fans, but above all, that they change the atmosphere of the dressing room. He signed Suker, MIjatovic (he paid 1,284 million pesetas, just over six million euros in exchange), Seedorf, Roberto Carlos, Illgner and Secretary. In Christmas of that year the Italian Christian Panucci would arrive due to the failure of the latter on the right side. The youth squad Victor also went up and would go to war with Barcelona by the transfer of the Frenchman Karembeu, that he would arrive at Madrid in 1997. Fabio Capello, a prestigious Italian coach, was placed in charge of the ship and would give the staff character. Capello would sign for the Whites on May 20, 1996 as the new white coach. Two years later, Madrid would defeat Juventus in the Champions League Final held in Amsterdam. But in between, the whites returned to regain the league title, Capello would leave due to the bad relationship with some players, his continuous requests for transfers that ended up burdening the president with the appearance of Milan, who wanted to play him back, made him leave. Heynckes arrived, a German coach who had triumphed with Athletic and Tenerife, more Morientes, Karanka, Savio and Canabal. On May 20, 1998, the whites prevailed over Juventus: the long-awaited European Cup, the Seventh, reached the showcases of the Madrid team after 32 years of waiting. He would also lift the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo thanks to a goal from Raúl.last_img read more

Seek Exercise back-to-school race day revived

first_img MOST EXCITING CLASS “The open allowance level now represents the most exciting and competitive class in racing, and looking back at last Saturday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy race over 1200 metres in which TRADITIONAL PRINCE won in a blanket finish involving five horses, we can expect nothing less in the Seek Trophy. “Many of the horses in that race will be back, including TRADITIONAL PRINCE, the runner-up FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, SCOOP JORYDONE, who finished a close third, EDISON and PHINEAS, who were less than a length away in fourth and fifth places, should make it worth going miles to see,” said Miller. Other probable starters include RIO COBRE, UNCLE TAF and COMMANDING CHIEF. Miller said Book Empire has contributed $250,000 to the $1-million purse and the owner of the winner will gain a lien on the magnificent Seek Trophy, which was handed over by Baylis at the launch. Nine of the remaining 10 races will carry the names of Seek products, including the Seek Composition Plaque, Seek Scrapbook Plaque, Seek Employees Trophy and Seek Customers Trophy. The Rhoel Rhoden Trophy over 1100 metres for maiden two-years will also be run on the afternoon. Stewart welcomed back Seek to Caymanas Park, describing the entity as a “prestigious sponsor” whose efforts should ignite the Portmore community. Following a two-year absence due to rebranding, the Seek Exercise Book Trophy race over 1300 metres for open allowance horses will return to Caymanas Park on Saturday, August 15, with a purse of $1 million. Details of the meet were outlined at yesterday’s launch at Office Supplies Brokers Limited, 26 Dunrobin Avenue, by Bruce Baylis, managing director of Book Empire Limited, manufacturers of Seek Exercise Books, and Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL). “We are back … Seek is back at the track, and being a family day, racing fans should welcome us with open arms,” said Baylis, who was quick to add that his company will give away 2,000 exercise books at the track in partnership with Office Supplies Brokers Limited (OSBL). Why racing? “A lot of people depend on racing for a livelihood and many of them from the various communities within Portmore are valued customers. Second, Caymanas is the home of champions and the Seek brand, which is exclusively Jamaican, is aligned to champions,” he explained. Baylis added that Seek exercise books will be sold at the track on the day, with OSBL offering specials on the popular composition book, with consumers getting a free book for every six purchased. Richard McCreath, managing director of OSBL, said this was a good deal and he expects a favourable response from racing fans. Turning to the race, CTL’s racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, recalled that in the seven previous runnings some outstanding thoroughbreds such as two-time Horse of the Year, SAINT CECELIA, and RONRON have been unsaddled in the winners’ enclosure.last_img read more

Neymar, Suarez lift Barca again

first_img The two stars lead Barcelona with 13 goals each this season and have scored 20 of Barcelona’s 23 goals since Messi tore a ligament in his left knee on September 26. Neymar scored twice and Suarez once in a 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Wednesday. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique left open the possibility of Messi being fit for the big match. “Do I rule him out for the ‘clasico’? I can’t say yes, nor can I say no. He is recovering and recovering well,” Luis Enrique said. “We are infinitely stronger with Messi.” In the capital, Antoine Griezmann scored a header three minutes into stoppage time to give AtlÈtico Madrid a 1-0 victory over Sporting Gijon that lifted them into third place at four points off the lead. Villarreal neutralised Barcelona’s superior possession in the first half, and their patience almost paid off when forward Samuel Castillejo tested Claudio Bravo seconds before half-time. But Villarreal, which were left in fifth place after a third away game without a win, couldn’t keep up as Barcelona poured forward. LEADING SCORERS BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Neymar scored twice and Luis Suarez added another goal yesterday to again lead Barcelona in the absence of Lionel Messi, this time to a 3-0 win at home over Villarreal in the Spanish league. Real Madrid lost 3-2 to Sevilla to sit three points behind Barcelona. Barcelona needed an hour of insistent attacks until Neymar broke through before Suarez added a penalty in the 70th. Neymar scored an exquisite second goal in the 85th when he used a sublime touch to flip the ball over a defender before spinning and driving it home. “I thought about the move before I did it, and I pulled it off,” Neymar said. “I’m happy with what I am giving the team, but I think I can improve.” One thing is clear: Neymar and Suarez are giving Barcelona’s fans hope that they won’t need Messi to get a good result at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium when the teams meet after the international break. Breakthrough Barcelona’s breakthrough came when Sergio Busquets intercepted a pass and played Neymar clear in the area, with the Brazilian scoring with his left foot. Munir El Haddadi then set up Suarez when Jaume Costa fouled the forward while dribbling past him in the area, and the striker sent his spot kick to the right of goalie Alphonse Aroela as he dove the other way. With the win in hand, Neymar added some flare by scoring his graceful goal to take his league-leading tally to 11. Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams scored his fifth goal in eight days to help beat Espanyol 2-1. His eighth-minute opener was similar to Neymar’s second strike as the 21-year-old lifted the ball over a defender before unleashing a powerful shot.last_img read more

Cam Newton comments to female reporter ‘out of line’

first_imgDrummond said the Panthers “strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday night in a statement that Newton’s comments “are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.”Mike Persinger, the executive sports editor of the Charlotte Observer, said Newton’s comments were “unfortunate and out of line.”“The question Jourdan asked during the news conference was a good one, like countless other questions about football strategy and nuance she has asked in the course of doing her job,” Persinger said.Rodrigue joined the Charlotte Observer as a Panthers beat reporter last year.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up She said on on Twitter: “I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.”The Panthers (3-1) visit the Detroit Lions (3-1) on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA G League to use 4 refs, expands playoffs to 12 teams Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers celebrates during the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has “expressed regret” for his response to a female reporter’s question at a news conference on Wednesday, a team spokesman said.When Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess’ route running, the former league MVP smiled and said, “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES After Newton’s comments, he proceeded to answer Rodrigue’s question.Carolina spokesman Steven Drummond said in a statement to The Associated Press that Newton had a conversation with Rodrigue after the news conference ended and expressed regret for his remarks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRodrigue released a statement through the Charlotte Observer via email saying that Newton did not apologize when they spoke after the news conference.She said she “was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs. I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.”last_img read more

Bruins outlast the Sun Devils

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – The failure to attack a zone with zest surfaced yet again, and a big-time deficit existed again as well, but so did UCLA’s most enduring quality – poise. And this time it came while facing a potentially nationally-embarrassing moment. On the verge of losing to what may become the worst team in Pacific 10 Conference history, the Bruins finally found their defensive prowess and offensive aggression. However, the rest of the Bruins combined for 25 points, and power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who played with blurred vision after being elbowed in the right eye in the first half, was scoreless for the first time in his career. Moving one-half game ahead of Washington State (22-4, 11-3) in the league standings proved to be much more trying for a UCLA squad that continues to show offensive flaws against zone defenses. “We’re not hitting the high post sometimes when we’re open,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “We’re hesitant and tentative, at times, to do that. We can’t be like that. “We have to not be afraid to make mistakes against the zone. It’s like we’re playing on our heels a little bit, and you can’t play like that. You have to play aggressive at both ends.” The Bruins won, but that it took such a rally to beat Arizona State is reason for concern. The Sun Devils (6-19, 0-14) now lost 15 straight games, and are challenging to become the first team to finish Pac 10 play without a win. The Sun Devils have matched the worst start by a team since the league expanded to 10 teams in 1978-79, and can be the first to fall to 0-15 with a loss Sunday to USC. So the fact that UCLA trailed 49-39, after Antwi Atuahene’s lay-in with 10:58 to play, was alarming. “We weren’t particularly playing great defense and we have to do a little bit better job of how we attack the zone,” Afflalo said. “(Defense) is supposed to be our m.o. We have to get rid of those lapses. I can’t pinpoint it for you, but it’s getting pretty late in the season, and (it is) an important part of the season where we’re playing for something. We need to focus.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img It took an 18-2 run late in the second half and perfect free throw shooting in the final minute, but the fifth-ranked Bruins survived to reclaim sole possession of first place with a 67-61 victory over hapless Arizona State in front of 8,071 Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena. Arron Afflalo led UCLA (22-3, 11-2 Pac 10) with 24 points and Darren Collison returned from a one-game absence with a left shoulder injury to score 18. last_img read more

Shock move for Blues star! Chelsea’s Hazard joins German giants

first_img1 Borussia Monchengladbach have signed Thorgan Hazard from Chelsea.The 21-year-old had previously been on a season-long loan at the Bundesliga club, who have now shelled out around £6m to make the move permanent.The attacking midfielder, who joined Chelsea in 2012 shortly after his older brother Eden moved to Stamford Bridge, failed to make a single appearance for the Blues.Instead the Belgian was loaned to SV Zulte-Waregem for two seasons before heading to Germany last summer.Hazard’s permanent move to Monchengladbach has seen him sign a contract until 2020 with the German club, although Chelsea are thought to have a buy-back clause.The Belgium international has made 25 appearances this season for Monchengladbach so far, scoring one goal. Thorgan Hazard has turned a loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach into a permanent switch last_img read more

Graeme Souness blasts Man United midfielder Paul Pogba again

first_img REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice MONEY RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 “As Joe Fagan would say – the great Joe Fagan would say – ‘we’ll tell you once, we’ll tell you twice, and if you don’t get it you won’t be here very long,’ and it was as brutal as that.“This boy has been blessed with the most wonderful athleticism, he’s six foot four, I’m sure he can leap like a stag and run like the wind. You’d think this was tailor-made for him.“You don’t have to be six foot four to prevent someone from getting a clear header at your goal. Someone my size could prevent Rudiger getting that header if you really wanted to. But the Frenchman grew into the game and became central to his team’s second-half resurgence, with only Ross Barkley’s last-gasp leveller denying the Red Devils victory at Stamford Bridge.Souness, a regular critic of Pogba, highlighted his mistake on Monday Night Football, arguing there can be no excuse for Rudiger’s free header.“I think they’ve run out of patience with him, you cannot as a manager keep saying ‘this is what you need to do,’” Souness said. BEST OF Graeme Souness has once again criticised Paul Pogba’s attitude, claiming the Manchester United midfielder has no desire to learn.Pogba’s slack marking from a Chelsea corner led to Antonio Rudiger’s opener in the dramatic 2-2 draw on Saturday. 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pogba lost Rudiger for Chelsea’s opening goal ADVICE huge blow REVEALED Souness is not Pogba’s biggest fan “He’s got fabulous technique, he’s got fabulous athleticism, but for me he just doesn’t do the basics right. But there is a player there.“I’m seen as his biggest critic but his manager is not happy with him. I’ve been a manager and I’m saying to myself, like Jose will be saying to himself, ‘what a player this boy could be if you would just listen and learn’.“Even at 25 you never stop learning in this game. If this boy believes that he is the real deal at 25 then he won’t get any better.“He should be turning up every day listening to the manager, listening to the senior players and wanting to improve. I’m not sure if that is the case but I’ll come back to it, this boy could be a top, top player.”last_img read more

Northview-Pomona game should be offensive display

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Northview, like it has in its four losses this season, didn’t do itself any favors with committing several costly penalties and turnovers. With games against Covina and Baldwin Park still looming, the Vikings can’t fall any further behind in the standings. That means Northview must come up big tonight against quarterback Kelly Johnson and a potent Red Devils offense. Facing Johnson is something Quinsey compared to the assignment Northview’s opponents have against Vikings quarterback Damian James. “Our kids are going to get a taste of what it feels like to play against Damian James,” Quinsey said. “He’s their Damian James. Even when they’re stopped, Kelly can run around and do some things to hurt you.” COVINA — — It wasn’t a secret this week around Northview High School that the Vikings football team must take care of business tonight against Pomona, or risk missing the CIF-Southern Section Division IX playoffs. Northview (2-4, 0-1) hosts the Red Devils (3-3, 1-0) tonight at Covina District Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m. “We talked about it all week, and it’s a must win for us if we want to make the playoffs,” Vikings coach Todd Quinsey said. “We put ourselves in a hole last week by shooting ourselves in the foot. Hopefully, we can dig our way out.” The hole Quinsey referred to is the one established with last week’s loss to San Dimas in the Valle Vista League opener for both teams. center_img With two big-play quarterbacks squaring off against each other, Quinsey expects tonight’s game to be fun for fans, but hard on the defensive coordinators. “I would expect the winning team to score at least 30 points,” he said. “I think both offenses have explosive players and each side is going to get their share of runs.” James has done his part for the Vikings this season. The senior has thrown for four touchdowns, but has rushed for eight more. Junior running back Will Davis has also played a key role in Northview’s offense, thus far. Davis, like James, ranks among the area’s leading rushers with 645 yards and five touchdowns. “We’ve had some big games out of Damian and Will,” Quinsey said. “The problem is we’ve had some mistakes on both sides of the ball. Two of our losses are by four points. So, we’re five points away from being 5-2.” Bottom line: Desperation can do funny things to a football team. At Northview, the hope is the Vikings are scared into making fewer mistakes and playing much tighter football. Pomona’s defense is not going to stand in the way of James and Davis doing damage. But Northview’s defense is allowing just as many points per game (30) and Johnson will get his yards. Tonight’s game appears to be tailor-made for the video game generation. There will be plenty of points and plenty of big plays. As cliche as it sounds, the game will likely be decided by who has the ball last. Like Apollo Creed said in Rocky III, “There is no tomorrow!” That statement applies to Northview’s dilemma tonight and the Vikings should get a much-needed win. The pick: Northview. — Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Northridge rabbi dies in auto crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “He was known to be a very kind, pastoral rabbi who was very concerned with the individual conditions and situations, and there are a lot that come up for a rabbi, (like) questions of birth, questions of intermarriage, questions of sickness, questions of death,” said Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom. “He was a comforter and a consoler and a very gentle person.” Details of Tucker’s death were unavailable Friday. But colleagues say it left a void at the North San Fernando Valley synagogue. “It’s a pretty difficult time around the temple,” said Mitch Daks, a member of Ramat Zion’s executive board. “He really went out of his way to assist families in their times of need.” Just before the Jewish New Year, Tucker spent the night in the hospital with the family of a dying congregation member, Daks said. “I would say that he was at his best when he was dealing with life-cycle events,” Daks said. “He really went out of his way to comfort families when there were difficult times.” Rabbi Steven Tucker of Northridge, known for his leadership in the Jewish community and for comforting his congregation in times of trouble, died this week in an automobile crash, colleagues said Friday. Tucker, 47, had presided over the congregation at Temple Ramat Zion for 13 years. “This is a terrible shock and loss for all of us in the community,” said Rabbi Mark S. Diamond, executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. The board was one of several organizations in which Tucker was active. He also served as regional president for the Rabbinical Assembly, a 100-year-old international association of Conservative rabbis. Diamond, who conducted joint Rosh Hashanah services with Tucker for several years, recalled a sermon Tucker delivered in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “His approach was to take traditional texts and try to bring comfort,” Diamond said. “I think he was a great healer for the congregation.” Tucker, who was married and had three sons, studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, Diamond said. Upon arriving at the Northridge temple, one of his top priorities was to build youth programs to encourage young people to stay active in religious life. Ramat Zion services were notable for several reasons, including the participation of children and teenagers, Diamond said. Tucker fostered such involvement, he said, by connecting with children and adults in a unique and profound way. “He was what we call in Yiddish or Hebrew a mensch,” Diamond said. “He was a really warm, caring, welcoming individual and rabbi and I think that showed through in everything he did.” Plans for a memorial service had not been finalized Friday. Staff Writer Josh Kleinbaum contributed to this report. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more