Islanders Hire Joni Stephens as Head Golf Coach

first_imgCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi interim Director of Athletics Willis Wilson has announced the hiring of Joni Stephens as the Islanders head golf coach. Stephens, who spent the last two seasons as the head coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe, will begin her new role on the Island this July. “I am very excited to welcome Joni Stephen as our new women’s golf coach,” said Wilson. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program, and I am confident that she will do great things for the program in the seasons ahead.”Stephens brings 28 years of teaching and coaching experience to the Islanders. For the past 16 years she has worked as a Division I head golf coach at three different institutions. She has an LPGA Class B Certification.”I would like to thank President Quintanilla and interim AD Willis Wilsonfor giving me the opportunity to lead the women’s golf program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,” said Stephens. “I am honored to be joining the Islander athletic staff. There is an energy and expectation of great things ahead and I am excited to be a part of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi community. I am looking forward to helping the golf program reach new heights in the classroom and on the golf course.”At ULM, Stephens team improved their Golfstat Ranking from 226 to 179 in three semesters with a scoring average improvement of 322 to 309.8. The Warhawks had two second-place team finishes under Stephens and added seven top-five individual finishes. In the classroom, Stephens’ team was recognized by the WGCA as having the second highest team GPA in the country (3.865) and earned a team GPA recognition at the Sun Belt Championship. While at ULM, she helped organize fundraisers and taught a golf class in the Department of Kinesiology.  For two seasons, Stephens served as the head golf coach at the University of Montana where she coached eight Big Sky Conference Golfers of the Week and six all-conference performers. Her teams were ranked as high as 132 by Golfstat and had a scoring average of 305.8 in two years.Stephens spent 12 years as head coach at Eastern Kentucky University. She was the 2005 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year and coached 17 all-conference performers. The Colonels finished in the top-three at the OVC Championships four times and had two second-place finishes in her last six seasons.Stephens earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky. Stephens and her husband Pat have three sons, Daniel, Ben and Joseph; two daughters-in-law, Mindy and Leah, and five grandchildren, Carter, Cara,last_img read more

UNUSUAL HEAT TURF CLASSIC STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESKENT DESORMEAUX, RYE, WINNER: “He is one of my favorite horses to ride, and that’s exactly why, when you’re driving a Ferrari and you press the gas, you can get to those pockets that create themselves there for a few seconds, he got in there in a couple of strides, full credit to this guy right here (Bill Money) he brought him with his eyes burning red and he just gave me a great ride.“The harrowing moment was at the quarter pole, where the horse that was second in flight in front of me (Accountability, with Joe Talamo). I wanted to go around him and just as I went to go around him he…(Accountability) went to go around the leader so I literally jumped heels there with Rye, and he did it and he didn’t clip heels but his feet hit the ground, he saw the pocket and he just dove for it.“I think it was a tremendous effort and all of the credit goes to Bill because the horse got a little sour some time ago, probably the last ride that I rode him, he just took me for a gallop. He didn’t race at all. Bill brought him back breathing fire today.”ABOUT HIS 5,999 WINS: “Thinking about it tremendously and I’ll have more to say then.”PETER EURTON, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, SECOND: “He didn’t get away well, if he’s laying right off the horse that’s on the lead where he should have been, but if you watch the break he just kind of got caught up. I don’t know exactly what happened.“It’s all good though, he’s honest, he still wants to do it.  That’s the main thing, can’t take nothing away from the winner, they ran a respectable time.”TRAINER QUOTESWILLIAM E. MOREY, OWNER/TRAINER OF RYE, WINNER: “We turned him out and gave him some time (off) up north.  We did that last year too with him, and this year we were only able to get one prep race in him but I like the idea of getting the prep race up there on the synthetic and just keeping him happy and fresh for this race and there are a lot of horses in here that maybe weren’t quite as fresh as we were and it worked.“It worked out perfectly. I told my rider (at Golden Gate Fields) that we wanted him to finish well and that if it was safe to gallop on out and he did.  He is getting older. I’d like to spot his races wisely so I had some options but I decided to wait and really get him cranked up for this race.  This is one horse that I can say I really know pretty well and I let him tell me.”NOTES: The winning owner is the Joseph P. Morey, Jr. Revocable Trustlast_img read more

Jose is showing Spurs how not to lose.. Poch would have struggled to get a point

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO said he would not make the same mistakes when he became Tottenham boss.And he was true to his word in the last-gasp 2-1 win at Wolves.3 Boss Jose Mourinho showed at Wolves he has added the type of grit Spurs might have lacked under Mauricio PochettinoCredit: EPA3 Spurs go wild after Jan Vertonghen bagged a stoppage-time winner at MolineuxCredit: EPAMourinho knew exactly what to expect from a Wolves side managed by fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo – he was even one of his former players at Porto.As Manchester United boss, Mourinho lost twice at Molineux in the space of two weeks last season – with an FA Cup defeat followed by one in the Premier League.And Mourinho was clearly in no mood to get fooled again as he knew how to gain the upper hand – namely, striking the first blow which Spurs did with Lucas Moura’s superb eight minute goal.After that though, Tottenham could have crumbled as Nuno again tried to expose the weaknesses of a Mourinho side.STRUGGLED AGAINST PACEBut while the Spurs boss may be teaching his side how to be winners – but more importantly, he is telling them how not to be losers.Had Mauricio Pochettino still been in charge of Tottenham, you wonder if they would have escaped from Molineux with one point, never mind all three.What we saw here was a Spurs side do whatever it took to hold on for a point against a dominant Wolves side who will wonder how they did not convert their possession into more than one goal.3And all of their resistance paid off in style with Jan Vertonghen’s late winner.But what Mourinho will have found out is that is players struggle to cope with pace such as that on show from Adama Traore.Aside from the Wolves winger’s powerful leveller, Spurs were left to bring Traore down whenever possible, even if it meant taking a yellow card.Moura was one of the bright spots for Mourinho – if Eric Dier had scored instead of hitting the post, it would have papered over some of the cracks left over the Pochettino reign.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut Moura is among the players benefiting from Mourinho’s arrival.Moura has scored three goals in his five Premier League matches under Jose Mourinho; he only had one goal in 10 Premier League appearances for Spurs with Pochettino in charge this season.But Mourinho’s men will have to be more convincing than this if they are to bring home the silverware again.Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Savea’s All Blacks spot in doubt

first_imgIn the normal course of events the squad that split the epic series against the British and Irish Lions could be expected to be returned en masse for the Rugby Championship. Regular service resumed, and all that.But things change quickly at the top end of rugby. Already there are two spots being vacated with Aaron Cruden and Charlie Faumuina finishing up their New Zealand careers, and there is also Ben Smith’s looming sabbatical to factor in, with the experienced fullback to take the rest of the season off after the second Bledisloe in Dunedin on August 26.Now Savea, an All Black regular who has scored 46 tries in 54 tests, has hit another one of those road bumps that seem to pop up so frequently in his career. He was dropped to the bench for the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semifinal against the Lions in Johannesburg overnight, with Wes Goosen preferred as a starter.That says something about Goosen’s form in the quarterfinal victory in Canberra where he scored a brace of tries and was active and involved throughout; but it also speaks to Savea’s lack of impact. He’s a recidivist offender too, with similar struggles last year.Savea’s situation has become precarious, to say the least, and a sub-par effort in the final Lions test will not work in his favour either.All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has had his own issues with Savea, and as recently as the Lions series the strapping wing they call ‘The Bus’ was only required for action in the third test, by which time three other back-three players had been ruled out of consideration.Now if Savea is not even being picked to start big finals matches by his own franchise, it makes it extremely tough for the All Blacks coaches to keep picking him.On top of his Lions misfire, it might be the final straw for the powerhouse who as recently as 2015 was lauded as the most destructive wing in the game.With Savea’s Hurricanes team-mate Nehe Milner-Skudder likely to be returned to the test squad after his delayed start to the 2017 season, that’s one less spot available. Throw in Israel Dagg, Waisake Naholo, Rieko Ioane, Smith and Jordie Barrett and that’s six back-three spots likely sewn up – even allowing for Smith’s imminent departure.The All Blacks have yet to decide whether they will carry a replacement for Smith from the off, or bring one in post-Dunedin.Jordie Barrett, on the back of his impressive starting debut in the third test against the Lions, shapes as the obvious replacement in the No 15 jersey (and at the same time taking some of the goalkicking pressure off his older brother).A likely move for Damian McKenzie into the first five mix could help Savea, though he might need to come up with something special off the bench in Johannesburg to remind the national selectors of his qualities.Smith’s sabbatical shouldn’t cause too much angst for the All Blacks. Coach Steve Hansen understands too well the physical toll on his players, especially over the back part of the year when they play seven tests in nine weeks, fly round the world twice and go through 10 time-zone changes.It’s understood Smith’s break is the only one of its type slotted in for 2017, and any other rest for overworked players will be discretionary. Hansen is working through a plan that will allow players such as Owen Franks, Joe Moody, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane to get some strategic time off, if and when it is needed.Jerome Kaino and Kieran Read both have sabbatical clauses in their deals, but the feeling around the All Blacks is that most players are looking to kick in any extra time off in the break between seasons, which has the dual effect of allowing them a proper conditioning window.The All Blacks will be eager to reassert their status as the top team in the game during the Rugby Championship.The Lions were good enough to take the world champs out of their comfort zone throughout their series. It now remains to be seen whether the Wallabies, Boks and Pumas have the quality to do likewise.”The Wallabies are too talented a group of players to not at some stage find their mojo. We’ve just got to match that and better it,” Hansen told the Star-Times after the Lions series.”And the Boks, when they get the right players on the park, are a very difficult team to play. It’s going to be an intriguing Rugby Championship.” Photo: GETTY IMAGES Julian Savea can’t crack the Hurricanes starting XV right now; can he make the All Blacks squad for the Rugby Championship?last_img read more

Wayne Smith treated for cancer

first_imgSmith, who stood down from the national team following the Rugby Championship, told Fairfax that he found about his prostate cancer during the tournament, but he and his wife decided to keep it quiet.60 year old Smith had an operation in December and says the news has been very positive since.Smith has plans to do some coaching advisory work in both Japan and Italy.last_img

Serena Williams praises Heather Watson following three-set thriller

first_imgBrave Brit Heather came within a few points of one of the all-time great Centre Court shocks on Friday night by pushing odds-on tournament favourite Serena to the wire in a three-set third-round thriller.In a stunning display the British No 1 was two breaks up in the final set before finally losing 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.And Williams admitted: ‘That was definitely one of my toughest ever matches on Centre Court.’She absolutely has every chance to reach the top 20 in the world and beyond … she was playing so good at times, there was little I could do.’Heather played unbelievably. She gave her all.’Within minutes of the game ending Britain’s men’s No 1 Andy Murray had paid his own tribute to her brave performance, telling his Twitter followers the display had made him ‘really effing proud’. Despite the disappointment of coming so close to defeating the best player on the planet, Watson took heart from her pulsating display at SW19 while praising the mental fortitude of her opponent. ‘I’ve learnt I can compete with the best in the world,’ said Watson. ‘I feel like when she needs to hit the line or hit a winner, she can. And that’s what she did.’Williams, one of the greatest players the world has ever seen, has 20 Grand Slam singles titles to her name, including five singles titles at Wimbledon, and £45million in on-court earnings alone.She is the current holder of the US Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open and began the match on a 23-match running streak of wins in Slam singles events.Watson, aged 23, and ranked No 59 in the world, enthralled a packed Centre Court as she forced the 33-year-old to battle for two hours and 14 minutes before finally taking her place in the last 16.last_img read more

Grand Final replay on at Kalabond Field

first_imgWith home crowd advantage it’s the Gurias fans packing the Kalabond Oval with a capacity crowd.According to the ticket ladies at the gate they accounted for a big ticket sales.As usual it’s a good day with a good crowd to watch a good game of footy at Kalabond Field.The game started off with both teams showing good defence.Both teams remained scoreless till the 28th minute when left wing Jason Missian scored on the left wing. Missian missed his own conversion. The Gurias took an early lead.However on the 34th minute the Wigmen scored on their left wing and the conversion failed so the score remained 4 all.On the 39th minute Tuvi Lepan regathered an Adrian Baungas 5th kick to score on the left wing again to bring the score to 8 points to nil. Missian missed the conversion to lead at half time. Gurias 8 Wigmen 4.The game is a finals footy game resulting in aclose score line.last_img read more

Koke revitalizes Atlético

first_imgAtlético returned to the path of triumph coinciding with Koke’s return. The captain was lost five games since its last appearance in the Spanish Super Cup, with Barcelona goal included, and the team’s balance had been one draw and four losses, one of them on penalties in the final of the tournament in Arabia. It took Koke five minutes to show his importance in the team giving Correa assistance for the goal that ultimately would give Atlético three points against Granada. He received a throw-in from Saul in the area and left the free ball for the shot of the Argentine against Aaron. His 68th goal pass in the last ten seasons in the League, only improved by Messi (133) and Benzema (75). The captain participated a lot in the game in a position that Simeone has exploded little lately, that of midpoint behind the two strikers, Correa and Vitolo, forming a rhombus in the center of the field. The ‘6’ was located in the upper vertex, with Thomas pivot, Llorente fallen to the right and Saul to the left, something that favored his participation with the ball in the hot meters. In defense he passed the double pivot with Thomas, delaying his position to contribute to the recovery. A facet where it went The best team with nine steals. Koke was omnipresent while his gas lasted, coming into play by falling to the left, the profile he likes most, right to help Llorente and showing each time he had the option to come into play. That participatory and involved soccer player who has not had a substitute during his absence due to injury, someone who offers and is a support for the teammate is more or less successful later. He also pulled gallons to reinstate a lost character in the team, something that led him to see the yellow card for claiming a soldier elbow on Saul and its subsequent recrimination to the rojiblanco player. Koke reprimanded his attitude at nine and ended up admonished, but without letting the tip try to scare a partner. With the passing of the minutes the midfielder began to notice the inactivity, appearing with less continuity in the space of time where Atlético was going back meters and losing weight in the match. Despite this finished with 47 passes completed of 52 attempts (90.4% of success). A player who is capital for Simeone and who has missed the Argentine coach so much during his absence. Koke is back and with him the triumphs returned.last_img read more

“Setién preaches, Bordalás does not, does what comes out of the ‘papo”

first_img“Bordalás should open the news” Withdrawal: “I had some chance to train before arriving at Deportivo. I wanted to retire actively, to be able to say goodbye to football.”Difficulty for older coaches: “I thought that with the years I have … In the Compostela, when I started, they called me” Profe “, like this in quotes, as a theoretician who lacked practice or experience. I had been training in Second B for years, now I was not a stranger. Now that I have that experience it turns out that what it takes is to deliver the equipment to very young trainers. They have no experience, but I suppose they have knowledge. I already valued knowledge more than experience. Now it seems that it is so, the opposite of before, and I seem to be going backwards. Now they ask me for youth. But it happens in football, in education, in professional life … How many unemployed 50 or 55 are there that nobody wants to hire. There is a prejudice about age, microviejismos, like micromachismos. If you are older, what? That is just an idea. You can be perfectly. “ Fernando Vázquez Fernando Vázquez, about Celta-Depor Case of Zozulia and Case Marega: “What cannot be is what happened in Vallecas. That is, What is a nazi? After all, it’s almost a political opinion, do not? With a more serious background, but it is still a bit. That is to say, that for a hobby that gives its opinion, it sings something observable, manageable, that even the kid himself… well, he didn’t write it, but… They suspend the match. Then, racist and xenophobic insults and nothing happens. We do something wrong“.Solution to the problem: “First, the Federation or the Professional Football League has to take things seriously. But seriously, seriously. And from there: coaches, players, clubs, presidents … but we meander because the subject is delicate. I don’t know, it seems to me that it is clear. It is in the Constitution. I don’t see many people protesting because these things happen that are unconstitutional. Discrimination by, by and by. Lighter water. I don’t know, it’s sad and I feel very sorry for the kid who had to suffer. ‘Stay, stay, stay’, instead of saying: ‘We are with you, that they give him in the ass and we go ‘. You lose a match, but let a club do it one day. Do you lose a match? The Porto? It goes second, right? Well, to see what would happen, to see who risks taking the first step. “The day he could sign for Manchester United: “Through Ferguson’s son, he addressed me to see if he was willing to leave. I went to talk to the president of Valladolid, Carlos Suarez, and he said no. Surely he would be misrepresented, or he was dumb. I thought I had a contract and I stayed. If I look back it is a big mistake in my career as it was to have stayed in Vigo. When you are a coach, more important than what you get at the sports level, is to direct your career correctly. That sometimes, when you are young, you do not give importance, I think it is key. Knowing how to stop you, for example. Know when to wait. I think my sports career was very poorly directed. “Fernando Vázquez and his possible destinations: “I never had too much interest in going outside. Training in England for example, which is where I would have liked to go … But I am Fernando Vázquez. I was not a UEFA champion, I was not an international player. It is very difficult. Even to go to China is very complicated. ‘Who is this Fernando Vázquez? Who did you train? If I had trained Real Madrid, or Atlético de Madrid, yes’. There is some palletism in China. If you are an international player but without a resume, they take you. But I carry my resume and they start thinking, ‘Who is this?’ What matters is glamor. Why is Gregorio Manzano training in China? Because he was at Atlético de Madrid. For another normal coach it is very difficult, and now even more. “ More people with a critical situation than with a good year: “Yes, that is a psychological effect that works. You are lost … I saw Oviedo with the field almost full in Third, and now in Second A they have half the fans. When you want to go up, everyone is going to support, but when you have expectations of ascent and do not meet them and you are in no man’s land, as happens to them … The public doubts, if they go down, the field may fill again. of this. If we were ninth, with the ascent away, there would possibly not be this effervescence of hobby. It is possible that we were not 28,000, but 20,000, as there were no aspirations of ascent or danger of going down. That is why people get carried away. “ “In Vallecas they suspend the game. Then, racist and xenophobic insults and nothing happens” Fernando Vázquez Fernando Vázquez Couldn’t we have the best derby in Spain? “United turned to me to see if he was willing to leave” Celtic-Depor comparison: “Celticism and sportsmanship are two very important social movements. I don’t understand the bad rivalry, the match. For Deportivo it is very important that Celta be in First when he is in First, and vice versa. What is difficult to understand is that the Galician derby is decaffeinated because a Corunna family does not want to go to Vigo and a Vigo does not want to come to A Coruña. But this was politicized. And there I leave it. Couldn’t we have the best derby in Spain? There are always problems. When you can defend your team and, at the same time, appreciate the opponent. No. Here, you want yours and the other you despise. “His vocation as a teacher: “In my beginnings I did not think about being professional. I was training here in Galicia and I worked in an institute and I knew that I would never leave teaching even if a Second B team came from outside Galicia, because I was not going to leave. according to working in the morning in the institute and training in the afternoon. When I leave Lalín and go to Racing I started to think that maybe I could go up there with him to Second Division. It was when I started thinking about it, although then I went to Lugo and I thought about teaching again. “Bad moments in Celta: “I suffered professionally and personally. When I say that the bicycle is my psychologist, it is because it is so. I did not want to see or hear the games on the weekend. I used to ride a bike when there were games. I suffered a crisis, say … An emotional shock. Because I was paralyzed by energy. The desire to train, to watch football … But I went out. “Possession football: “The matches are 90 minutes. And I tell them, midfield retreat. We have 40% average possession in all matches. 60-40% is not that different. Cádiz had 30% and took 12 points to the second, and nobody discusses Cádiz, the other day the team progressed at the ball level, but you will have opportunities, 90 minutes go a long way, I don’t think we will do … When I started training, this was normal. In the year 95, the clubs were waiting for you and you had to wait, everyone was doing the same, a fucking wall in front, not today, because football changed, and that started … Everyone has to play in the opposite field, travel fast, where is it written that you have to play football like this? There are many teams that play like that. The best example is Atlético de Madrid. He won because he played the opposite of everyone. And maybe the same thing happened to us. I don’t have to decide the strategies of others, but that’s a true story. Rich Simeone seems to be doing worse when … There is that runrun that “what a shit, we don’t play anything” … Well, they can hurt themselves. Simeone starts to doubt. They record better players … But in the year 95 it was never criticized how bad that team played. Before there was no play right or wrong. The press did not use it. “ Fernando Vázquez has granted an interview in La Voz de Galicia, leaving a dozen headlines. The coach of Deportivo has completely changed the situation of the club, which even dreams of getting into the Playoffs. He, on the contrary, remains cautious about what is to come. He also spoke of his words about the parental pin in Andalusia, about racist insults to Marega or about the moment of form of Getafe from Bordalás. Bordalás and Setién: “Absolutely, because it seems to me a coach like the cup of a pine. The other day, playing against Barcelona, ​​with combinatorial game, playing in the opposite field … He also preaches it. Bordalás does not preach anything. Play as it comes out of the papo … But the one who was in the opposite field except fifteen or twenty minutes was the Getafe. So, that team that they say kicks, defends I don’t know what … It’s an absurd contempt. But if you won the game clearly. He has no problem saying he is defensive, but goes to Camp Nou and tells him that with that style he goes and is in his field. He lost the game because he has no Messi and some more. Bordalás does not train to like. He does not train for I know that I am, my team is that I do not know what .. He trains within strategic possibilities, valuing his strength, that of others. He is a real coach. Last year near Champions and this in Champions. I would have to be the coach who is at the head of all the news. In addition, Bordalás is a good colleague. Good colleague is one who does not have to talk about the rival team to justify himself. Bordalás never does. Look at the ones that are justified talking about the rival. It used to happen a lot. Not so much now, but it’s still happening. “Marega: “I understand that the big clubs are not going to solve this. It will only be resolved when players decide to leave and miss matches. I think a little miserable the performance of Marega’s teammates, coach and referee. Grabbing the kid, I think they also got a yellow card, so he stayed. I think they should have had the opposite reaction. But this has to be fixed by who has to fix it. “ Have you regretted your words about the parental pin?: “Never. Sometimes a journalist asks you and … I didn’t want to get into that controversy. I released that and had to explain why. I talked about the teaching staff. I have my opinion on that and why I will not give it. I have every right to give my opinion about what I want. Everyone thinks about football and it seems that I have to be a coach only and, as if it were subnormal, abnormal or paranormal, I could not give my opinion. I understand why, I don’t have to create foolish enemies. But I say: Why do I think fools foolishly thinking? Don’t you think it’s from a society a little sick? I don’t know, I think my way, but I never regretted it. It went too far, then I repeated it in a few days, I thought we were among coaches and there is a journalist who puts it in networks. But I didn’t talk about the parental pin anymore, I made a joke to make them laugh a little and they laughed. But social networks are tremendous, it seems that I insisted on the subject.last_img read more

Four more positives in Sampdoria and Vlahovic, although asymptomatic, in Fiorentina

first_imgSampdoria already suffers five positives for coronavirus in its workforce. After announcing the contagion of Manolo Gabbiadini yesterday, all the players had to undergo the relevant medical tests and quarantine. Now, the Italian club has confirmed on its website that four other soccer players suffer from the disease: Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby.Thus, the club has announced that it has applied all the protocol established by law and has closed all the facilities, in addition to communicating to all those members of the entity’s staff that they maintain voluntary isolation in their homes to avoid further contagion. Thereto They add that any necessary activity in the coming days will be carried out through telework and that, therefore, there will be no contact between possible infected.The press release closes with a joint message from the managers, President Massimo Ferrero, Claudio Ranieri and the entire staff: “We invite everyone to respect, rigorously and firmly, the ministerial and regional dispositions to face together, with courage and a spirit of collective sacrifice, this period. Everything will be fine and we will do it together. Stay at homeFinally, he confirmed that, despite the positive of his players, they are all in good health and are not at risk. Vlahovic, positive and asymptomaticWhile Fiorentina has announced its first case. Dusan Vlahovic, center forward ‘viola’, has also tested positive, as confirmed by the club in an official statement. However, the Serbian case is particular, given that despite suffering from the disease, no symptoms Of the same. This is how the text reads: “Fiorentina can confirm that Dusan Vlahovic has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently at home and does not have any symptoms. The club has proceeded with all the relevant isolation processes and is identifying every person who have contacted him “.In Italy, meanwhile, all sports competitions are suspended until further notice and the alarm status has been announced. All establishments are closed, except for pharmacies and supermarkets to supply the population with basic necessities.last_img read more