Ronaldo trains in back garden with son Cristiano Jr

first_img Loading… Cristiano Jr is also on the books at Juventus and is proving to be quite the talent.Cristiano Jr, 9, is also on the books at JuventusAs of the end of last season, the youngster had scored an incredible 58 goals in just 28 games for the Under-9s.At that time it was DOUBLE the amount his famous father had managed for the senior team.The pair were filmed doing a drill in the back gardenCristiano Sr will be hoping to add to this season’s tally of 25 when Serie A returns to action – possibly before the end of the month.The striker scored 58 goals in just 28 games for the Under-9s last season Cristiano Ronaldo has shared a heartwarming video of him working hard with his son, Cristiano Jr.Advertisement The Portuguese is unable to meet up with Juve team-mates as he is in two-week isolation after flying back from Madeira, where he had spent most of the lockdown.But with Serie A set to return to action – behind closed doors – in the coming weeks, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed he was hard at work.And while working on his own game, Cristiano Sr is also clearly passing on his infamous work ethic with his nine-year-old boy.On Instagram, where the video racked up more than 4million views in 30 minutes, he wrote: “Like father, like son Happiness above all.” Germany’s Bundesliga will return to action this weekend and Italian chiefs are confident they will follow soon after.Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said earlier this week: “We will imminently learn the verdict of the scientific committee on the [Italian Football Federation] FIGC’s medical protocol.Ronaldo wrote: ‘Like father, like son. Happiness above all’Read Also: De Boer: Messi the big problem for Coutinho“We are also ready to propose guidelines to the committee for training sessions involving all team sports and guidelines to open up facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and dance halls, that will allow all those who work in sport to resume their activities.“Finally, we are also working with the Ministry for Education, for Equal Opportunities and Families to reopen sporting facilities, so we can guarantee a summer of sport for the youngest members of our society. So, one step at a time, sport will return. It’ll be stronger than ever.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Juventus superstar, 35, is currently in the middle of a 14-day quarantine ahead of returning to senior training. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsMesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooIt Might Be Quentin Tarantino’s Last Movielast_img read more

College Football Pick’em: Week of 9/21

first_imgSat12:00 PMWest VirginiaMaryland100%0%-21 Sat4:00 PMTexas A&MArkansas43.29%56.71%2.5 Sat09:00 AMNebraskaSouthern Mississippi75.24%24.76%-10.5 Sat12:30 PMIowaNorth Texas99.65%0.35%-20.5 Alright, Pac-12, this week is our moment in the spotlight. Week 4 is shaping up to be a weekend to showcase all the potential our wonderful west coast teams have to offer in the postseason (Assuming we don’t eat each other alive during conference play). To be fair, Pac-12, you’ve got a tough week to follow. Week 3 was full of upsets (I’m still in shock about the Bama-Ole Miss game and that happened five days ago) and close endings (Sorry not sorry, Texas, I consider last weekend as a very roundabout form of karmic retribution for 2006).Though we aren’t the only region with interesting games this week. The Big-12 has a game that could end up with a score so high it makes the guys who toss people in the air after every touchdown sore just looking at it. And last but not least, Auburn has another opportunity to try and convince us that it actually deserves a spot in the Coaches Poll or any poll for that matter.Quick note about the model: It’s still holding at 78% accuracy week over week (better than NFL pundits) so at least that is something to cheer about. Without further ado, here are this week’s predictions! Sat10:00 AMBoston CollegeNorthern Illinois16.32%83.68%13 Thu04:30 PMMemphisCincinnati81.19%18.81%-13 Sat05:00 PMNorthwesternBall State82.55%17.45%-13.5 Fri07:00 PMOregon StateStanford26.5%73.5%9 Sat5:00 PMHoustonTexas State99.27%0.73%-20.5 Sat4:30 PMKentuckyMissouri82.6%17.4%-13.5 Sat05:00 PMWisconsinHawaii97.19%2.81%-19.5 Sat12:30 PMOld DominionAppalachian State40.06%59.94%3.5 Sat11:30 AMLouisiana TechFlorida International84.72%15.28%-14.5 Sat1:00 PMAlabamaLouisiana-Monroe99.07%0.93%-20.5 Sat06:00 PMIdahoGeorgia Southern5.57%94.43%17.5 Sat12:30 PMKent StateMarshall60.17%39.83%-4.5 Sat04:00 PMTexas-San AntonioColorado State28.26%71.74%8.5 Sat5:00 PMArizonaUCLA48.2%51.8%0.5 Sat12:30 PMMinnesotaOhio37.53%62.47%4.5 Sat12:30 PMFloridaTennessee73.89%26.11%-10 Sat12:30 PM12:30 PMEast CarolinaVirginia Tech10.89%89.11%15.5 Sat9:30 AMWake ForestIndiana1.58%98.42%19center_img Sat07:30 PMSan Jose StateFresno State4.44%95.56%18 Sat3:00 PMEastern MichiganArmy37.98%62.02%4.5 Sat12:30 PMPenn StateSan Diego State97.16%2.84%-19.5 Sat04:00 PMCharlotteFlorida Atlantic0.35%99.65%19.5 Sat12:30 PMOhio StateWestern Michigan99.59%0.41%-20.5 Sat12:30 PMNotre DameMassachusetts98.54%1.46%-20 Sat4:00 PM4:00 PMMississippiVanderbilt99.16%0.84%-20.5 Sat4:00 PMToledoArkansas State51.64%48.36%-1 Sat12:00 PMWyomingNew Mexico65.67%34.33%-7 Fri05:00 PMVirginiaBoise State31.93%68.07%7 DayTimeHome TeamAway TeamHome Team OddsAway Team OddsSpread Sat4:30 PMAuburnMississippi State6.87%93.13%17 Sat2:00 PMWashingtonCalifornia42.52%57.48%2.5 Sat7:30 PMArizona StateSouthern California27.71%72.29%8.5 Sat12:00 PMBaylorRice98.21%1.79%-20 Sat1:45 PMTexas TechTexas Christian84.67%15.33%-14.5 Sat5:30 PMOregonUtah85.44%14.56%-15 Sat09:00 AMRutgersKansas4.97%95.03%18 Sat12:30 PMWestern KentuckyMiami (Ohio)91.56%8.44%-17.5 Sat5:00 PM12:30 PMTexasOklahoma State15.72%84.28%13.5 #3 TCU at Texas Tech (Spread -14.5)As the defenses of both teams prepare for the game this weekend, I want to make a plea to both teams. Think of the poor college students who decide to toss their friend in the air. I want you to think of how exhausted they’re going to be when the score is 56-42 and TCU just scored another touchdown. How is that poor student going to get homework done the next day when his arms are so sore from the night before? So play some defense, please. Do it for your fellow student.If you couldn’t tell from that last paragraph, both of these teams have high-powered offenses and porous defenses. Lest you think I am exaggerating, here are some stats. This season Texas Tech has averaged 399 passing yards per game (2nd in the nation) and scored 54.3 points per game (3rd in the nation). Pretty impressive, right? Until you realize that they’re playing against a TCU team that has averaged 367 yards per game and scored 49.7 points per game. Once you also consider the fact that last year TCU won 82-27, the fact that our model predicts Texas Tech as a 14.5 point favorite seems a little odd. But, as last week has shown, anything can happen in college football.Mississippi State at Auburn (Spread: 17)I know what you’re thinking — both of these teams are unranked and Mississippi State is a big favorite according to our model. But what makes this game particularly interesting from a prediction standpoint is that Auburn is the Vegas favorite. This is not only surprising because of their performance against LSU last week, but also because Sean White is replacing Jeremy Johnson at quarterback. Though with 6 interceptions in three games, this might be a good call. From our perspective, this game could either be an uneventful Mississippi State steam roll or a chance for Auburn to remain relevant.#9 UCLA at #16 Arizona (Spread: 0.5)Arizona and UCLA will be opening up Pac-12 play in what is predicted by our model to quite a close game.UCLA’s seemingly invincible quarterback is actually human, which is pretty understandable when you remember that last year he was a senior in high school. Despite Rosen’s lackluster performance last week with 106 yards, 1 TD, and 3 INT, UCLA was still able to hold off BYU and stay undefeated.While everyone has been obsessing over Rosen, we feel that Paul Perkins hasn’t gotten enough appreciation. Though it hurts to say, Perkins is arguably the best running back in the Pac-12 with 26 carries for 219 yards and one touchdown last weekend against BYU. Note the only 26 carries. Even if Rosen still has some growing pains, UCLA’s got plenty of other weapons to lean on.Arizona’s offense has racked up some impressive numbers. Returning quarterback Anu Solomon has thrown 10 touchdowns and has yet to give up an interception (Knock on wood, Arizona fans.). Nick Wilson adds to the Arizona’s offensive threat with five rushing touchdowns and seven yards per carry.To add to the drama, UCLA’s linebacker Myles Jack is out for the season after sustaining a “significant knee injury”. Meanwhile, Arizona’s linebacker Scooby Wright might be back from injury this weekend. His presence alone could completely reshape Arizona’s defense and change the course of the game. This Pac-12 opener is going to quite an interesting matchup to watch.#19 USC at Arizona State (Spread: 8.5)Last weekend was definitely a bummer for both our football team and for our model. Sure we hung with Stanford through most of the game, but our inability to stop their run offense ultimately led to our demise. Our loss combined with several upsets in our favorite conference (C’mon, you should know I’m talking about the SEC by now) meant it was a tough weekend for everyone. But you know, last year Ohio State made it into the College Football Playoffs with one loss and that turned out pretty well for them so there is hope yet for our Trojans! But that was last week, let’s see what this week has in store.Good ol’ Arizona State. Last time we played the Sun Devils, we lost in a last-second hail mary and two years ago, Lane Kiffin was fired on the LAX tarmac after losing to ASU. I think it’s a little early to start putting Sarkisian in the hot seat, but nonetheless our history with ASU and our current situation makes this an important game.Our defensive struggles last weekend do not bode well, especially since we are going up against an ASU team who’s returning the same quarterback that threw five touchdowns against us last year in our last minute, heartbreaking loss. If we want to win the Pac-12 South and maybe – just maybe – get into the playoffs, the Trojans are going to need to bring their A-game this weekend in Tempe.Data provided by cfbstats.comTeam logos courtesy of sportslogos.netlast_img read more

German Cup (Round of 32) Review: Bayern Overcome Leipzig Via Penalties To Secure Last…

first_imgWednesday Results:Hertha Berlin 1-3 FC CologneKaiserslautern 1-3 Vfb StuttgartVFL Wolfsburg 1-0 Hannover 96Osnabrueck 2-3 NuernbergFreiburg 3-1 Dynamos DresdenWerder Bremen 1-0 TSG HoffenheimRelatedBundesliga Review (Final Matchday): Hamburg Suffer Relegation As Bayern, Dortmund Are StunnedMay 13, 2018In “Europe”German Bundesliga Wrap: Leipzig Beat Schalke 04 To Go SecondJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”German Bundesliga Wrap: Bayern Extend Lead With Hannover WinDecember 3, 2017In “Europe” German champions Bayern Munich are through to the last 16 of the German Cup but they didn’t achieve this on their own terms as they needed penalties to beat their stubborn hosts RB Leipzig.After a goalless first half, Leipzig were dealt a big blow after midfielder Naby Keita was sent off for two yellow cards but that didn’t stop the team from taking a shock lead through Emil Forsberg. Bayern immediately levelled matters against the 10-man team through Thiago Alcantara and Leipzig thereafter held on for the remainder of regulation time as well as extra time to force penalties.After four successful spot kicks each for both sides, Dutch winger Arjen Robben stepped up and converted a fifth one for Bayern but Timo Werner failed in his own attempt thereby giving Bayern a 5-4 win on penalties and a spot in the last 16.last_img read more

State offering grants to small businesses affected by outbreak

first_imgDES MOINES — State officials are setting aside $4 million for a “Small Business Relief Program.” It will provide grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses affected by closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak.Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham says businesses with between two and 25 employees prior to March 17th are eligible to apply, starting Tuesday.“This is not intended to keep people at the same operating level for like 90 days,” Durham says. “It really is that 30 day (period) until we know what assessment’s coming from Washington and when that is going to be there.”Governor Kim Reynolds has extended some tax deadlines for small businesses. For example, businesses with fewer than 50 employees can delay paying first-quarter unemployment taxes to the state until July 1st. The governor says these steps may provide small business owners with some extra cash flow.“I fully understand that this doesn’t make up for having your businesses closed for a period of time or your customers staying home,” Reynolds says, “but it is our hope that we can help businesses weather this storm and, as governor, I want you to know I’m committed to helping them do just that.”Small businesses that qualify may have deadlines moved for paying state sales taxes. The U.S. Small Business Administration is also offering low-interest loans of up to $2 million to affected businesses.last_img read more