Dybala tells Ronaldo: You’re ‘hated’ in Argentina

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Juventus midfielder Paulo Dybala has told teammate Cristiano Ronaldo that people in Argentina “hate” the Portugal forward. Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo has shared a rivalry with Barcelona’s Argentine striker Messi for many years, with fans of both players constantly debating who the better player is. Dybala, a teammate of Messi’s with Argentina, has become friends with Ronaldo since the Portuguese’ arrival at Juventus in 2018. And Dybala has told Ronaldo about how he is perceived in the South American country. “I said to him: ‘Cristiano, in Argentina, we hate you a bit because of your figure, because of how you are, of how you walk,’” Dybala told the Argentinian Football Association. “The truth is that you’ve surprised me [since we met], because I’ve found you to be different.” Dybala was one of three Juventus players – alongside Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi – to be diagnosed with coronavirus in March, but said he has been recovering well after a period of self-isolation. Last month, Juventus players took pay cuts amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in order to protect the Serie A club’s non-playing staff. Head coach Maurizio Sarri also accepted a wage cut.Tags: ArgentinACristiano RonaldoJuventusLionel MessiPaulo Dybalalast_img read more

El Sol y La Luna provides community for Latinx residents

first_imgBilly Vela, the director of La CASA, said the floor also welcomes residents who don’t identify as Hispanic or Latinx as long as they’re willing to learn about new cultures.   “There is a deep sense of culture,”  said Ernesto Ortiz Zamora, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering. “I feel like we all have this open-door policy where we can really talk to one another.” This lively environment is reflective of the residents themselves, who constantly visit one another’s rooms and embrace the Latin sense of community.  However, for most, El Sol y La Luna helps build a sense of community for its residents. Roman Rodriguez, a freshman majoring in architecture, said living on the floor has allowed him to reconnect with his Latino heritage through weekly meetings, hangouts and talks. Rodriguez, who grew up in a military family and moved frequently, said he often felt cut off from his culture. Reds, blues and yellows line the hallways of the sixth floor of Fluor Tower Residential College, adorned with paintings of suns and moons done in the style of Mexican folk artists. From behind the doors of a few rooms peek Latin American flags and small trinkets. The space is home to El Sol y La Luna, a residential community dedicated solely to Latinx culture at USC that helps soften the transition to college for the small number of Latinx students attending the University.   “It’s nice to go home and feel at home,” Arias said.  “For me it was the opposite … I grew up speaking Spanish, it was my first language and I wanted to find that same family here,” Castillo said.  Senior Director for Residential Education Emily Sandoval said these spaces create a community for students to connect with one another, learn about their identities and form relationships that will help them succeed during college.   Freshman computer engineering and computer science major Nick Imig, who is not Latino, was randomly assigned to El Sol y La Luna .  Other residents, like Selene Castillo, a freshman majoring in international relations, wanted to continue to feel connected to their heritage back home by finding a same similar of community at USC.  “Even though we aren’t Latinos, they always try to include [me and my suitemates] in all their events,” he said. “They want us to be immersed in their culture too. Just the other night, one of them had their mom bringing us flan.”  But the floor does much more for its residents than simply help them find their niche. El Sol y La Luna collaborates frequently with La CASA, a Latinx organization on campus. Jennifer Arias, a freshman majoring in theater on the floor’s executive board, said they plan group outings to attend events on campus. Earlier this month, they coordinated an outing to a campus event that hosted John Leguizamo, a well-known Latino actor. La CASA also plans events for holidays like Día de los Muertos. “I came across [El Sol y La Luna] when I was looking for housing options; I heard that there was a Latino floor, and I thought that was a good way for me to come back to the culture,” he said. “I didn’t grow up speaking Spanish, but most people here do at least understand it.”  El Sol y la Luna, the Latinx floor in Fluor Tower, also welcomes students who don’t identify as Latinx or Hispanic to live on the floor and learn about the culture through events and experiences with their fellow residents. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) Imig’s suitemate, Carlos Casillas, identifies as Latino but said he didn’t choose to live on the Latinx floor — he was also randomly assigned. Casillas, a freshman majoring in philosophy, politics & law, said he thinks residential communities can be isolating and limit students to one group of potential friends.  “Starting college can be challenging for many students, but having a place to live where students can create a sense of family — having similar traditions and cultural backgrounds — can soften the experience,” Sandoval said. Sandoval also acknowledged that according to USC, the Latinx community only made up 15% of the student body in Fall 2018. Sandoval said that for that reason, these spaces are necessary to help students find and connect with one another and connect.   Freshmen residents Selene Castillo and Vanessa Nuñez study in the lounge of El Sol y La Luna, a Latinx floor in Fluor Tower that brings together Latinx students and others wanting to learn more about Latinx culture to build a community.  (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) “The floor has also had non-Latinx members throughout the years, and the same goal [to successfully transition to USC] was set for them because all students living on the floor should feel like they belong by community connections being made on the floor,” Vela wrote in an email.  Andrea Diaz, the residential assistant for El Sol y La Luna, is the photo editor for the Daily Trojan.last_img read more

Cricket: Pakistan hailed by media after ‘confounding everyone’

first_imgCricket-mad Indian fans resorted to humour to sweep away the disappointment. Twitter user Prachi Dasin said “This is cheating, Fakhar Zaman is out of syllabus!”Top industrialist Harsh Goenka sent a message to India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj. “11 Indians stranded in Oval, London. Madam Sushma Swaraj please rescue them,” he tweeted.Some news channels showed handful of fans smashing a television in the street after the match — but the antics appeared to have been staged.Pakistan have been forced to play most of their home matches overseas since a 2009 terror attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore. But the International Cricket Council are planning to send a World XI to play in Pakistan in September. Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP |  Jubilant photographs of Pakistan cricket fans dancing in the streets were plastered all over national newspapers Monday after their eighth-ranked team produced a thrilling win against arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy final.Pakistan inflicted a massive 180-run defeat upon title-holders and favourites India at the Oval in London on Sunday to win the tournament featuring the world’s top eight one-day international nations.The victory was splashed across most major newspapers, with leading English daily Dawn proclaiming: “Pakistan breaks jinx, trounce India in dream final”.While the country’s largest paper, the Urdu-daily Jang, announced: “Pakistan Champions, trounced Indian team.”Pakistan made 338 for four, with the cornerstone being opener Fakhar Zaman’s 114, his maiden ODI hundred.Mohammad Amir then reduced India to 33 for three by dismissing their much-vaunted top three, with Rohit Sharma out for a duck and opposing skipper Virat Kohli, the world’s top-ranked ODI batsman, falling for just five.India eventually collapsed to 158 all out as they suffered their heaviest defeat in terms of runs in 129 ODIs against Pakistan.Banks, government and other organisations ran full-page advertisements congratulating the team for their historic win.In an editorial titled “Victory is sweet”, the Express Tribune said: “When you are an underdog in a high-octane tournament final and your highly-regarded opponent is the defending champion, hardly anyone has any expectations of you — except of course your cricket-mad 200 million plus compatriots.”The News, in a piece headlined “Champions”, said: “When Pakistan was thrashed by India in its opening match of the Champions Trophy, the obituaries were already being written.“But if there is one thing you can say about the Pakistan cricket team, it is that it exists to confound everyone.”In India almost all print media went easy on Kohli and his team, crediting Pakistan’s performance though the front-page of the Hindustan Times screamed “Obliterated at the Oval: India humiliated by Pak.”The Times of India proclaimed: “The Unpredictables Rise Again”.Former India captain Ravi Shastri said: “The better team won.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Schenley routs Punxsutawney, Westinghouse falls to Bedford

first_imgON THE SIDELINES —Legendary Westinghouse head coach George Webb (1978-2001) shows support for his beloved Bulldogs. VICTORY CELEBRATION—The City Area All Stars celebrate their 28-0 win over the WPIAL North All Stars. Schenley (10-1) has been on an absolute tear since their week three loss against Brashear. Since then they have won seven in a row, including an impressive 34-32 double-overtime win against an Oliver team who had won eight of their previous nine. Not fazed by the task, Schenley traveled north of Pittsburgh to DuBois, Pa. last Friday to take on Punxsutawney High School in the play-in round of the PIAA state playoffs. Schenley took care of business by shutting out the Chucks, 54-0. They advanced and will play Cathedral Prep High School at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Erie, Pa., Nov. 27. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.“We have a different group of kids here,” said Schenley head coach Jason Bell. “They understand what it is that they’re doing and (most importantly) why they are here. Our guys are confident and prepared for many different situations and also recognize how make the best of them.”Schenley’s Jaron Brown began the assault on special teams with a 22-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Then, DeAndre Black went the length of the football field with a season-long 100-yard interception return for a touchdown. To cap off the first half, senior running back Jerome Mathews scored on 7-yard run to send the Spartans into the locker room with a 20-0 halftime lead. “We’ve got our fair share of athletes on this team,” said Bell. “We can run with just about anyone and our goal is to continue to prove that in our play from week to week.”Schenley showed the same amount of intensity as what they went in with as they continued to pound away at their opponent.Mathews scored on a 31-yard run and added on the two-point conversion. Then, one of the heroes of the City championship game, Darren Jackson, scored on a four-yard run to add to the embarrassment of the favored Punxsutawney team.Shawn Davis showed up from Schenley’s defense to take a fumble recovery 45 yards into the end zone for the Spartans’ second score on that side of the ball.But once again, Mathews would prove why he is such important part of this Schenley team. He scored for the third time on a 69-yard run in the forth quarter to solidify the largest margin of victory for the Spartans all season. He finished the game with 16 carries for 166 yards.“They’re really shocking people,” said Bell. “We have a lot of seniors on our team that are making an impact and really carrying the load and teaching our younger guys how to win.”Brown would add the exclamation point for Schenley in the final minutes on a four-yard touchdown run. In scouting Cathedral Prep the Spartans plan to do nothing out of the ordinary.“It will be nothing different for our team this week,” said Bell. “We will work hard and get ready to play a tough team. Cathedral Prep has a great program that is (cohesive) due to the fact they start playing together since middle school. Their methods are something in which I wish the City would take after just to give our students the same familiarities of one another as well as our system as a whole.”Bedford 29, Westinghouse 6Despite having two players with more than 100 yards, Westinghouse was only able to muster one score in this game. Ron Tyler provided the Bulldogs’ lone points on a 56-yard run in the second quarter to make the score a manageable 14-6 deficit going into halftime.Westinghouse, however, had problems with Bedford’s running back Paul Detwiler who got two of his three scores in the second half on touchdown runs of seven and 17 yards.Darrel Cosby ended his high school career as the Bulldogs’ signal-caller in which he completed four of 12 passes for 114 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.(Follow our continuing coverage and add your comments of City League football to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com.)(D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

Rohit Sharma equals Rahul Dravid milestone by surpassing half century in 1st SA test

first_imgAdvertisement 1m2hgmNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsw2j7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6nz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 541Would you ever consider trying this?😱giCan your students do this? 🌚5chtRoller skating! Powered by Firework Rohit Sharma, the newly selected opener for India in Tests, had a fantastic first day at the office in the first Test against South Africa. The ODI opener went on to score a superb fifty on Day 1 of the Visakhapatnam Test. And with his 11th fifty in Test cricket, he equalled Indian legend Rahul Dravid’s record for the most number of consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests at home.Advertisement While Dravid had hit 6 successive fifty-plus scores between 1997 and 1998, Rohit Sharma has scored 6 successive hundreds at home between 2016 and 2019. The Mumbai Indians captain was selected ahead of KL Rahul for the no.1 spot as his usual middle-order position was already booked by Hanuma Vihari who had a wonderful outing in West Indies earlier this year.Advertisement Last week in the practice match between Board President’s XI and South Africa at Vizianagaram, Sharma couldn’t open his account and was dismissed for a duck, raising some questions among the critics. However, all of them were silenced today through his sublime century against the likes of the Protea seamers Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander.He waited patiently during the crucial first hour and started firing all guns out once South Africa introduced spinners. Him and Mayank Agarwal raced to fifty within the first session and built a solid 100 plus partnership for the opening wicket.Advertisement Even though rain stopped the first days play unexpectedly, India are in firm control with 202 on the scoreboard. Rohit Sharma is batting on 115 and his partner Agarwal is unbeaten at 84.  Advertisementlast_img read more