South African model in Coronavirus lockdown with Sanchez

first_img The stunning blonde, 22, first sparked rumours about dating the 31-year-old striker after uploading two pictures of her posing next to his two dogs last month. And the model offered clues to her current whereabouts this week by posting pictures of the footballer’s beloved Golden Retrievers Atom and Humber interrupting her garden workout. She joked as she stroked the dog: “Thank you for stopping me from working out. I agree, it’s definitely time to eat.” Fans responded by urging her to look after Manchester United flop Alexis, who has been linked with an audacious move to West Ham following a disappointing loan at Inter Milan. She answered London-based model Morgan Shelly who wrote in South African slang on her Instagram: “Lekker man. Nice to see you’re hanging out with your family” by saying: “Thank you Morgan.” Alexis Sanchez fan Felipe Andres Gonzalez said: “Isn’t love beautiful!! You made Alexis happy. Stay with him.”Advertisement Neither Modler or Sanchez, 31, follow each other on social media, but the blonde beauty does follow the Instagram account of the Chilean’s canine companions. And she even uploaded a picture of herself inside the San Siro on September 14 to watch Inter take on Udinese – the match where Sanchez made his debut for the Serie A side. The two were first spotted together at a train station in Wilmslow in August before the ex-Arsenal ace left Manchester United, however her identity had remained a mystery. She went on to post a number of photos of her with Atom and Humber along with a snap she has just posted on her Instagram Stories showed her in bed with the two dogs. Alexis named Atom after one of the characters in 2011 American science-fiction sports film Real Steel and his other pooch after his brother. He told Arsenal.com when he was still at the London club: “Atom the robot is very old and apparently useless but when he starts fighting he beats the best robots in the world. read also:Sanchez reluctant to give up his galactic wages for Man Utd exit “I like the movie so much that I thought I would call my first dog Atom. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 South African model, Anna Modler, has confirmed she’s in lockdown with Alexis Sanchez. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Nowlast_img read more

Odion Ighalo: Bids Super Eagles Bye?

first_imgNigerian players and officials to the 2018 World Cup may have packed their bag and baggage out of Russia after Super Eagles losst to Argentina in the final Group D game but the memory still lingers in the minds of soccer loving Nigerians and the last may not have been heard of what transpired in Russia. Heads will definitely roll and for some players, it may be the last time they will  put on the green and white shirt of the national team. With accusing fingers being pointed at the team’s striker, Odion Ighalo, the big question is whether the Watford of England striker would end up being the sacrificial lamb. Kunle Adewale in St. Petersburg, reportsBefore the kickoff of the World Cup in Russia, Odion Ighalo was full of optimism, hoping that he would be injury-free and do well for Nigeria.In a chat with THISDAY before the Mundial, the former Watford of England striker said: “With the support of my teammates I am optimistic that the team would go far considering the kind of preparation we have put in. We know what is at stake and we won’t disappoint, that’s just all I can say.  We are aware that we are in a tough group but we know what we must do to advance without pressure.”However, it was not to be as the Super Eagles failed to progress to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup – the third time in Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the biggest soccer fiesta.Like in every unsuccessful mission, the question about where things went wrong would always be asked and ‘Mission to Russia’ was no exception.After X-raying the team’s failure, Ighalo was found to be the most culpable, more especially after failing to convert any of the begging chances that came his way especially in the match against Argentina in which the Super Eagles needed only a draw to progress.The Yatai Changchun striker indeed admitted to having let the country down and was quick to tender his unreserved apology, saying: “I apologise to Nigeria. I apologise to my team-mates. I take responsibility for this game because if he had taken those chances I had that would have made it a different ball game.“It’s a sad day for me, the boys and the country because we went out in a bad manner and we deserved more in the game. We had a penalty in the game and another one which the referee did not give. I missed a couple of chances that would have finished the game but that’s football because sometimes you win and sometimes to lose.”What started as mere accusing fingers being pointed at him quickly turned to a death threat.The striker has received death threats following the opportunities he missed against Argentina in St. Petersburg before Marcos Rojo’s late strike ended the Gernot Rohrs’ side Russia campaign.The 29-year-old wrote: “For those who want to kill me, please – I am someone’s child. We did our best, but sometimes things don’t always go the way you want – but life has to go on.“Great experience to be at the World Cup, and I enjoyed every moment of it.”Remorseful Ighalo further said: “I understand how Nigerians feel, and I understand the frustration when you don’t come out of the field with the right result. It’s normal for people to criticise the coach and the players. We were building and rebuilding our team, and we had no faith in the team before he came. We lost to a team with Messi and other top players and we have learned from our mistakes.”“Ighalo wanted to score goals and make his name. Top players have also missed great chances in the tournament and we should not crucify him. Some of Ighalo’s goals and assists contributed to our World Cup qualification. We cannot because of one competition ask him to leave the national,” Super Eagles Coordinator, Patrick Pascal said.Speaking in the same vein, former Nigeria international and Super Eagles media officer, Idah Peterside, said football is a team’s game and that it should not be fair to single out one person when the team fails.“It takes collective responsibility for a team to win, so why one or two players should be singled out for blame when the team fails. The whole team took the glory when Nigeria defeated Iceland, not only the goal scorer (Ahmed Musa). Why is it now that we lost to Argentina that a player is being singled out for blame?“It is true we were all optimistic after Iceland’s victory and looking at it critically we didn’t play too badly, except for few errors which we paid dearly for. All we needed do now is looking forward to how to improve on the present squad and start preparation in earnest for the coming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, rather than wasting time and energy on the blame game,” the former goalkeeper cum pastor concluded.In a separate interview before the World Cup, Ighalo was said to have warned his teammates not to be carried away by the team’s smooth sail during the qualifiers and the recent 4-2 victory recorded against South American giant-Argentina, as such successes could have an adverse effect on the team in the competition proper.“Naturally, such feat should be a morale booster to the team with the World Cup just a few months away but it could also have a ripple effect as the team might get carried away by such achievements at the competition proper. We should just put behind those little successes and focus properly on what is coming ahead of us if we really want to do well in Russia,” Ighalo told THISDAY.The striker indeed admitted that the recent victories recorded by the team had taken away the ‘underdog’ tag Nigeria would have enjoyed at the World Cup. “Now, we are the team to beat. We are now like the proverbial golden fish with no hiding place,” he noted then. Ighalo’s position in the Super Eagles was initially threatened when Rohr was quoted as saying that “only three China-based Nigerian players would make it to the World Cup (which he later denied) after shutting out Ighalo and other China-based players in the two friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.“It’s very difficult to monitor the players in China. Also, I was satisfied with the performances of the young players I have been working with for the past two weeks in France and that was why we decided to keep this group,” Rohr said.A further threat to Ighalo’s position to the Mundial after the German-born manager expressed his disdain over the lack of decisive strikers in the Super Eagles fold during the team’s double-edge friendlies against Poland and Serbia, culminating to the extension of an invitation to ‘old warhorse’, Obafemi Martins.The Franco-German tactician expressed his willingness to increase his striking options as the team continues to build up for the World Cup, maintaining that Martins and other Nigerian strikers who are hoping to be part of the World Cup party would have to be playing and scoring consistently to earn a call-up and Martins, who plays for Shanghai Shenhua fits into that category, having helped his club to win the Chinese FA Cup last November, beating rival Shanghai SIPG, with the 33-year-old scoring in both matches of the two-legged final.He scored the only goal in his team’s 1-0 first leg victory and also got their second goal in the return leg which finished 3-2 in favour of SIPG.“Yes, the door is open to all our best players, including Martins.He is scoring a lot of goals and we need to get competition for all the positions, especially centre-forward.  We have a lot of opportunities for the strikers, and so Martins, if he is scoring goals, will be welcome,” Rohr had said.However, just when many were thinking that Obagol might be part of Super Eagles party to Russia as all directions were turning towards him to help solve the team’s inability to hit the target, the injury came knocking.There is no doubt that heads would role at the end of the World Cup as some officials and players, if not coaches would be made the sacrificial lamb.The big question on the lips of observers therefore is, have we seen the last of Ighalo in the Super Eagles shirt in Russia.Ighalo was born on June 16, 1989. He started his career at Prime FC and later moved to Julius Berger and in 2007, he moved to Lyn in Norway. A year after was signed by Udineze of Italy but was loaned out to Granada in Spain, before signing for Watford in 2014.Last year, he moved to Changchun Yatai in China for a fee of £20m.In March 2015, after a series of strong performances for Watford, the then newly appointed Super Eagles interim coach, Daniel Amokachi invited Ighalo to the senior national, and he said then, “I feel good because it is my dream to play for my country.”With death threat hanging on his neck, it remains to be seen if he still feels good playing for his country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

THE JUMPMore than a year after injuries, Brittney Sykes has one more shot to be the player she once was

first_img Published on November 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Comments Brittney Sykes insists she’s ripe for stardom. Her summer was ordinary enough: she assisted on the new director of athletics search committee, hoisted 500 3-pointers a night and pondered her year ahead.That’s about as normal as her last three summers have been. Two she spent recovering from ACL injuries, which had cut down her career and lengthened her path to a pro career.This offseason, Sykes stayed in Syracuse for both summer sessions. After dinner every night, one of Sykes’ roommates, Isis Young, said Sykes would go back to the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center for extra shots. She hadn’t had this much time to prep for a season since 2013.“Now that she has confidence in her knee, she should have an unbelievable breakout year,” Syracuse assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “I think she’s ready to show people the real Brittney Sykes, not the Brittney that came off two ACLs last year.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSure, she started every game, averaged more than 10 points per contest and helped lead Syracuse to its first-ever national championship game. But last season did not represent the kind of player she is, Sykes and those around her said.She said she could have added more to a national title-contending team. A medical redshirt two years ago gave Sykes a fifth year of eligibility and a second chance to prove that. Sticking with her strengths has put her on an ascent with just one more level to reach: “She wants to be that player she was,” Regina, her mother, said.,Sykes thrived at University (New Jersey) High School. Yet when Sykes’ freshman year basketball coach, Felicia Oliver, told her she’d grow into a Division I prospect, Sykes looked up at her coach, gazing in disbelief.“I don’t see that,” Oliver recalls her star guard saying.But coaches did. They inquired about Sykes, a lean guard with a knack for getting to the rim. She drew offers from Rutgers, Duke, Notre Dame, Penn State, Georgetown and Syracuse, among others — so many that Oliver didn’t know what to do with a mailbox full of letters. At times, they’d just pile up in a bin.Those who know Sykes laud her athleticism. Once she developed that, her former coaches said, her skills developed and she started to flourish. By Syracuse’s opening night in her freshman year, she cracked the starting lineup. She logged 63 starts through her first two seasons.I think she’s ready to show people the real Brittney Sykes, not the Brittney that came off two ACLs last year.Tammi Reiss, SU assistant coach“She possesses the athleticism that gives you the ability to play in the WNBA,” Reiss said. “She is probably one of the best athletes I’ve ever seen.”But when the 2014 NCAA tournament came along, Sykes, at the end of her sophomore campaign, tore her right ACL, forcing her to miss the bulk of the year. She re-tore her ACL on Jan. 4, 2015 against Notre Dame, just three games into her return from tearing it the first time.Faced with yet another ACL tear, Sykes sulked. For most of the ensuing months, pain irked her. The ability she showed early had dimmed. Reiss said Sykes’ first step has regressed because of the injury.Sykes has shown glimpses of her skillset. Her sophomore year, she averaged a team-high 16.6 points per game on 50.5 percent shooting from the field. Her 24-point game against Albany in the 2016 NCAA tournament, also her first 20-plus point game in more than two years, sent Syracuse to its first-ever Sweet 16. She posted 17 points in both the Sweet 16 and national semifinal games.center_img In her 41 games since returning from injury, though, she’s averaged just 9.7 points per game. Last year, she shot only 35 percent from the field. Sykes acknowledges the decline.She felt slighted when she wasn’t named to the All-ACC team. That she wasn’t even mentioned gives her one more thing to prove. She’s fine with qualifying as overlooked but she wants to be special, an All-ACC and All-American selection.“At first I hated talking about my injury just because it was one of those things you didn’t want to talk about anymore,” she said. “It’s something you want to depart from, detach from, say that’s not you.“But then you mature up, come to the realization that it did happen and you made it through. My testimony is that those two injuries saved my career, and ultimately my life.”How Sykes looks at the world, her thought process and her stepping into a leadership role have changed this year. Looking back, she said the injuries taught her not to take anything for granted. Sykes isn’t dwelling on what could have been.There’s a stark contrast in her tone when she talks about what drives her. She takes on a mellow demeanor and her voice softens, far from her normal, jubilant self. She wants to become a household name, or the “master prototype,” Oliver said.Her maturation began with a resolution to, hours after a national championship loss, forgo the WNBA Draft and stick for her fifth year at Syracuse. Now, the seasons drained by injury, the decision to come back for a final year, the prospect of another NCAA tournament run have added up.Before tipoff on opening night against Rhode Island, Sykes said she’ll grab a seat on the Syracuse bench. She’ll look to the crowd, give her signature nod and take it all in.“It’s finally here,” Sykes said. “This is my last go-around. So why not have a lot of fun with it?”,Banner photo by Jessica Sheldon | Photo Editorlast_img read more

One million dollar reward for whereabouts of Costa Rican black widow

first_imgNo related posts. A California judge issued a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Costa Rican Nazira Maria Cross, one of theFBI’s most-wanted fugitives. Cross is wanted for allegedly murdering her former husband at one of his residences in Plumas County, California, in the United States.Local police say she allegedly murdered ex-husband Mike Cross, a successful businessman, by poisoning him on July 31, 2008. The victim allegedly discovered that she had embezzled thousands of dollars from their jointly held businesses.Police believe that after poisoning her husband, the suspect drove the dying man to Nevada. After he died, Nazira Maria Cross allegedly buried her husband on a ranch in Lovelock, Nevada. She then ran over the grave site repeatedly with her car.The couple had been married for about eight years before they divorced in January 2008. They met in Costa Rica when Michael Cross was on vacation.The FBI believes that she and her two children, Runar and Natasha, could be in hiding in Costa Rica or Peru. Facebook Commentslast_img read more