Kritsch settling in with the Crabs

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Jackson Kritsch led the way as the Humboldt Crabs opened a two-game series against the Seals Baseball with a comfortable 15-8 win at the Arcata Ball Park.If early indications are anything to go by, it could be a good summer for Kritsch, who hit his second home run in just three games while driving in four runs.With the Crabs trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth, Kritsch hit a two-run blast to right center field to give his side a lead it would not relinquish.Kritsch, …last_img read more

Celebrating Freedom Month 2016

first_imgApril in South Africa is Freedom Month, to mark 27 April 1994, the day all citizens won the right to vote in democratic elections and choose their own leaders for the very first time. In 2016 we celebrate 22 years of this freedom. Study finds South Africans are proud and patriotic ahead of Freedom MonthComing ahead of the country’s annual commemoration of Freedom Month, Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Research shows that being South African is a significant element of individual and national identity. Over 80% of 2 536 respondents say they are extremely proud to be South African. READ MORE > South Africa’s Constitution: youth weigh inAlmost 100 young South Africans aged between 19 and 22 were asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation how the Constitution and Bill of Rights affected their lives. Their answers are on display at the foundation in an exhibition entitled “My Constitution”. READ MORE > Quiz: 2016 local electionsWith the local election date officially announced as 3 August, South Africans will have the opportunity to vote for the leaders that will run their wards for the next five years. But how much do you know about local elections? Take our quiz and find out. READ MORE > Freedom is … your rights. A people’s guide to the Bill of RightsAs South Africa celebrates 22 years of democracy during Freedom Month, we bring you a plain language version of the country’s globally admired Bill of Rights – our guarantee of freedom. Get to know your rights, and protect the rights of others. READ MORE > 22 memories of martyrs for our freedomFreedom Month celebrates the time South Africans voted in the country’s first free elections. This April, with local elections to be held in a few months, it’s important for all South Africans to remember the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for our right to vote. READ MORE > Vuk’uzenzele! How to start your own small business in South AfricaYou have a great business idea, but how do you make it a reality? As part of our Vuk’uzenzele! series on economic freedom, we will look at how ordinary South Africans can play their part and use their entrepreneurial skills to not only better their lives, but also the lives of people around them. Our infographic guides you through the process of starting your own small business. READ MORE > 22 monuments for 22 years of freedomMonuments to peace and freedom are found across South Africa – not surprising, given our country’s long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to the heroes who made this country great. READ MORE > Joburg honours struggle iconsThe City of Joburg on Wednesday gave its highest honour, the Freedom of the City, to two struggle icons: George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni. READ MORE > Freedom Park marks monuments daySouth Africa’s Freedom Park joined the world in commemorating International Day of Monuments and Sites on 18 April. READ MORE > South African local elections date setThe next local government elections will take place on 3 August 2016. The minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs will follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and fulfil other requirements needed, the Presidency said yesterday in announcing the date. READ MORE >last_img read more

Retiring Bob Stoops: By The Numbers at Oklahoma

first_imgRankCoachWin %Team 4Barry Switzer83.7%Oklahoma 10Bud Wilkinson82.6%Oklahoma 12Percy Haughton81.7%Harvard 14Frank Thomas81.2%Alabama 22Nick Saban77.4%Alabama 5Tom Osborne83.6%Nebraska 2Frank Leahy86.4%Notre Dame On Wednesday afternoon, Berry Tramel dropped a bombshell on all of us: Bob Stoops, after 18 years in Norman, is retiring as the head coach at the University of Oklahoma. He’ll be replaced by 33-year-old offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.“Big Game Bob” has been around the Big 12 seemingly forever, and whether you love him or hate him, there’s no question he’s owned the Big 12 unlike any coach has the last several decades. Let’s take a look at Bob Stoops’ career by the numbers.• 190-48 overall record. Stoops owns a 79.8% winning percentage over 238 games since 1999. Think about how hard that is to do! Per Sports Reference, that puts Stoops No. 17 in the history of Division 1 football coaches, ahead of the likes of Bear Bryant, Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes, and for now, Nick Saban. 8Bob Neyland82.9%Tennessee 17Bob Stoops79.8%Oklahoma 13Jock Sutherland81.2%Pitt Fielding Yost83.3%Michigan 15Bob Devaney80.6%Nebraska 21Bo Schembechler77.5%Michigan 16George Woodruff80.3%Pennsylvania 23Andy Smith77.1%California 11Chris Petersen82.1%Boise State 25Wallace Wade76.5%Duke 1Knute Rockne88.1%Notre Dame 9Jim Tressel82.8%Ohio State 18Henry Williams78.5%Minnesota 6Charley Moran83.3%Centre 3Urban Meyer85.1%Florida 19Fred Folsom78.1%Colorado 24Fritz Crisler76.8%Michigan • 10 Big 12 Titles. This one is nuts. Oklahoma has won the Big 12 10 (!) times since the conference’s inception (and all since Bob Stoops became the head coach in 1999). The next closest is Texas, with three conference championships. The rest of the Big 12 combined has won at least a share of 13 conference titles, just three more than Stoops all on his own.With Bob Stoops as coach, Oklahoma won 10 conference titles. Over the same span, the rest of the Big 12 combined to win… 10.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) June 7, 2017• 14 double digit win seasons in 18 seasons. Remarkable consistency.11 AP top 10 finishes in 18 seasons6 Big 12 Coach of the Year awards, including 2015 and 2016.14-4 against Oklahoma State (77% winning percentage)9-9 in bowl games, including 5-6 in the Sugar, Fiesta, Rose, Orange, or BCS championship games.1 very bad Bedlam decision.Overall, Bob Stoops goes down as the greatest Big 12 football coach to date (and maybe ever when the Big 12 is all said and done), and one of the most successful coaches of his era, leaving young Lincoln Riley with enormous shoes to fill in Norman.Love him or hate him, Stoops has been the definition of greatness in the Big 12 and his exit is a relief for Cowboy fans. 20Bear Bryant78.0%Alabama While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Thomas Partey handed Atletico extension

first_imgAtlético Madrid Partey on! Thomas renews with Atletico until 2023 Dom Farrell 19:51 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ThomasPartey - cropped Getty Images Atlético Madrid Primera División Barcelona v Atlético Madrid The 24-year-old has penned renewed terms in Madrid, with the Ghana midfielder now under contract at Wanda Metropolitano for another five years Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has signed a contract extension until June 2023, the club have confirmed.Thomas joined Atleti’s academy in 2011 and has progressed to become a key member of Diego Simeone’s first-team squad.The 24-year-old Ghana international spent seasons on loan at Real Mallorca and Almeria before making his Atleti debut against Espanyol in November 2015. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Thomas, who has made 82 appearances and scored nine goals for the clubs, also signed fresh terms that ran until 2022 in February of last year.”I feel very happy to renew with the club of my life. I hope to stay here for more years and help the club,” he told Atletico’s official website.”I always try to work hard, it’s not easy to get to the first team and for me it’s a pride to continue working at this club.”Atletico thrashed Leganes 4-0 on Wednesday, with star forward Antoine Griezmann scoring all four to keep Simeone’s men in pursuit of La Liga leaders Barcelona ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash at Camp Nou.”I am happy because I am playing a lot of minutes, the team is strong, scoring many goals in the last few matches and we will keep fighting to keep up,” Thomas added.last_img read more

Balotelli invites offers from Juventus & Napoli

first_imgTransfers Balotelli invites offers from Juventus and Napoli as he plots Serie A homecoming Chris Burton 02:06 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mario Balotelli Nice Lokomotiv Moscou UEFA Europa League 15022018 Gettyimages Transfers Juventus Napoli Nice Ligue 1 Serie A Mario Balotelli The enigmatic Italian frontman is running down his contract at Nice and has opened himself up to a summer switch back to his roots as a free agent Mario Balotelli is planning to head back to Italy as a free agent and has invited offers from Serie A title hopefuls Juventus and Napoli.The enigmatic frontman is running down his contract at Nice and is expected to have several options to consider at the end of the season.Balotelli has rebuilt his reputation in France following forgettable stints at AC Milan and Liverpool, with 39 goals netted across two seasons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp He is now attracting admiring glances from leading clubs once more, with the 27-year-old intending to step back up the football pyramid by securing a return to his roots in Italy.“My agent Mino Raiola is taking care of my future. All I know is that I have matured and I am ready to come back to Italy,” Balotelli told Rai Sport show La Domenica Sportiva.“I think it’d be very difficult to come to Milan, as it would be the third time, but Juventus and Napoli are two teams that I like.”Raiola admits to having already spoken with those in Turin and Naples about a player he believes would demand a nine-figure transfer fee on the open market.The so-called ‘super agent’ told Rai Sport: “He is worth €100m, but he is a free agent so he is a bargain.”I’m already negotiating with many teams in England and Italy. I talked with Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Inter.”Making a decision on his next move can wait until the summer, with Balotelli having more immediate targets to hit in the present.He has forced his way back into contention for an international recall, with interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio having hinted that the former Manchester City and Inter striker could figure in his plans for upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England.Balotelli added on his Azzurri ambition: “Last season [Gian Piero] Ventura came to Nice before the game with PSG. We had a long talk, but I realised straight away that he wasn’t ever going to call me up for his team.“I deserved to be called up, though. Now he is no longer on the bench and I am ready to come back.”last_img read more

Man City face Liverpool in Champions League

first_imgLiverpool Champions League draw: Manchester City face Liverpool in quarter-finals Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 19:13 16/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) Roberto Firmino Kyle Walker Liverpool Manchester City Getty Images Liverpool UEFA Champions League Bayern München Roma Juventus Manchester City Barcelona Sevilla Real Madrid While the two English clubs face off in an intriguing tie, there is a repeat of last season’s final for Real Madrid and Juventus Liverpool have been drawn to face Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.Meanwhile, two-time defending champions Real Madrid have been tasked with a clash against Juventus – a repeat of last season’s final – while Barcelona will tackle Roma and Sevilla’s reward for ousting Manchester United is a meeting with Bayern Munich.It is, however, the clash between the two Premier League clubs that is the tie of the round. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Reds swept past Porto 5-0 over two legs to reach the last eight of the competition while Pep Guardiola’s men defeated Basel with almost equal ease, seeing the Swiss off 5-2.The clubs have played twice already this season, with City getting the better of Jurgen Klopp’s men 5-0 when the sides met in September – a match infamous for Sadio Mane’s challenge on home Ederson, which left the goalkeeper with a gruesome injury and saw the Liverpool attacker sent off.Klopp’s side have better memories of their meeting in January, though. The Reds won a storming match at Anfield 4-3, with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Mane and Mohamed Salah all on target. Leroy Sane had levelled for City at 1-1, but their late rally through Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan proved fruitless.”I’ve said it before and it’s still the truth, it’s always common in a draw that you’ll get your neighbour, more or less, but to be honest I don’t mind, really,” Klopp told the club’s official website. “It is exactly like it was before – we take what we’ve got. Now it’s Manchester City, let’s go.”We’ve lost once and we’ve won once against them in the league – and I don’t think they thought before the best draw they could have got is Liverpool. That’s a sign for us and how strong we can be.”We are for sure not the favourites in this round, but in the last eight there are not a lot of favourites – maybe two of them, Bayern and Barcelona – but thank god it’s football and nothing is decided. “We have a few games to play until then, but I am really looking forward to it and we will give it everything.”Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “It’s a very difficult one. We like to travel and to go to another country in the Champions League but it is what it is.”We know each other very well, they are a very offensive team, the truth is it is going to be a great couple of games and we are going to see good football.”It is just the second time in history that City have reached the last eight of the competition. In 2015-16, they defeated PSG 3-2 on aggregate but lost to Real Madrid in the semi-finals.Liverpool, on the other hand, have won the European Cup on five occasions.CLQFGFXThe other eye-catching tie sees Juventus seek revenge upon Real Madrid for the 4-1 defeat they suffered in last season’s final at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Cristiano Ronaldo’s double that day sent Zinedine Zidane’s side en route to become the first team to win the Champions League in successive years, but they have endured a disappointing season domestically and are out of the title running in La Liga.Barcelona lead the way in Spain by eight points and can afford to focus their energy on Roma, while Bayern – 20 points clear in the Bundesliga – can do likewise for their tie against Sevilla.Man City v Liverpool and Barcelona v Roma will be played on April 4 and 10, while the other two ties will be played on April 3 and 11. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Looking Back at the 2012 Fiesta Bowl: Wide Left

first_imgThis has been a lot of fun thus far. We enter the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl with Oklahoma State trailing Stanford 28-24. Here are some links if you need to catch up.Part 1Part 2Part 3• Stanford starts the fourth with a 30-yard Jordan Williamson field goal, the only field goal he’d make in the game. It’s 31-24 Stanford.• Williamson’s ensuing kickoff went out of bounds. Talk about a rough day at the office.• Oklahoma State goes 60 yards in eight plays and caps its drive off with a 17-yard Justin Blackmon touchdown reception. Make it six catches, three touchdowns and 158 yards for Blackmon to this point. Nuts. It’s 31-31.• I’m not sure what this strut is, but I like it: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. • It was a big drive for Josh Cooper, who caught four balls for 34 yards.• Justin Southwell sighting:Screenshot (389)• Stanford responds with another classic Stanford drive, going 69 yards in 13 plays while taking 7:13 off the clock. It ended with a 1-yard Stepfan Taylor touchdown run. It’s 38-31 Stanford. OSU still hasn’t led in the game.• The clash of styles is so much fun to watch. It’s like if Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather were somehow in the same weight class. One team is seemingly going for knockout blows only, the other is taking a more methodical, tactical approach.• On the Cowboys’ next drive, they get stuck in an early fourth-and-4 from their 30. Gundy goes for it with under four minutes to go, and Justin Blackmon turns a simple slant route into a 21-yard gain. Every one in the tri-state area knew Weeden was going to Blackmon, but there was nothing Stanford could do about it.• That play seemed to suck the air out of Stanford’s defense. Weeden follows that fourth-down play up with completions for 19 and 16 yards, and those Nor-Cal boys are gassed.• Now at Stanford’s 4, Weeden gives it to Joseph Randle, and he takes it in to tie it up at 38. Randle struggled all night and finished with only 23 rushing yards, and, as a team, the Cowboys finished with 13 rushing yards AND WON THE GAME (spoiler alert).• It took four full quarters, but finally the Stanford defense was on E. Here’s a look at the Stanford defenders at the snap:Screenshot (391)• With fewer than three minutes to go, the Stanford offense has to pick up it’s pace, and the Cardinal look good doing it. I don’t think I appreciated how good Andrew Luck was watching this game live.• Stanford gets it to the OSU 17, smack dab in the middle of the hashes, and out comes Williamson with three seconds left.• Timeout Gundy, as he ices the redshirt freshman.• Stanford resets. The snap is good, the hold is good, but the kick might have not went through a set of goal posts sat up next to the actual goal posts. He hooked it left, just as he did in the first quarter.Tomorrow, we’re going to overtime.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Has a Plan in Place for OSU’s QBs, but He’s Not Sharing It

first_imgOklahoma State’s football season starts in less than a week and we still don’t know who will take the first snap, but Mike Gundy does.For months we’ve tried to grasp at and glean anything we could from what coaches and players had to say about the two quarterbacks in question, but the answers we’ve gotten have mostly been filtered coach speak. We’ve heard stuff like “both guys are really getting after it” or “I’d be fine catching passes from either one.”Even the quarterbacks themselves — that one time they were allowed to speak with the media — toed the company line. Sanders said, “Whether I’m out there or Dru (Brown) is out there, I just want to see this team be great.”Gundy runs a tight ship.But all will soon be revealed, even if it’s not set in stone.“We’ve got a good plan in place,” Gundy said on Friday. “I’m not trying to hide anything, but I’m not gonna talk about it now. I’m just gonna be up front.“We have a plan in place now that I think that Sean [Gleeson] and I are really comfortable with, but that’s not something I want to talk about now.”The ink may be dry on Chapter 1, but it sounds like Gundy is going to let this story write itself. He recently said that once either Sanders or Brown had won the job, he would publicly name the starter. So that “plan” appears to be to let the two decide things on the field.The situation conjures up memories of the tight race between Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh who each took turns with Wes Lunt in 2012 and then entered fall camp in 2013 neck-and-neck.“The last time that we were in this situation was with Chelf and J-Dub, that we were in this situation,” said Gundy. “I think both of these guys are further ahead than where those guys were at that time. Now they ended up playing really well but both these guys are pretty comfortable with where they’re at.”That’s pretty high praise Sanders and Brown considering the former hasn’t actually seen the field in college.Chelf came into his senior season with 18 games under his belt and having thrown for over 2,000 yards in three season, and Walsh played in 10 games, threw for over 1,500 yards and scored 20 total TDs as a freshman the year before. The two co-captained OSU to a 10 win season in 2013, so they also leave a couple pairs of pretty big shoes to fill.Any QB battle that goes this far into camp puts you in the unenviable situation of having to split up repetitions instead of giving the lion’s share to your settled starter.“You’ll never get enough reps for the starter when two guys are sharing time,” said Gundy. “That’s the issue you have. There’s no secret there. You can’t just put more plays in because the five offense linemen only have so many reps in their bodies.“So what we do is we just run the same plays with the 1s and the 2s, and then if they run this list of plays and the next guy runs this list of plays and so it becomes the same. It’s just not with the first offensive line and the group of receivers.”More than anything, Gundy appears pleased with the way the two have handled what could otherwise be a contentious battle.“There’s no question both of them want to be the starter, and I’m guessing that they would both like to be the full-time starter,” Gundy said. “So, there’s always going to be some edge in the competition there, but it hasn’t become a distraction. And I actually think it has become positive in their learning experience.“Other than that, I haven’t been around them enough to know. So that’s the part that I appreciate with them is that they can compete and also work together to improve.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Uniform Predictions: Oklahoma State-Baylor

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State and Baylor will square off on Saturday in a Homecoming game that should be a terrific uniform matchup. Kyle, Carson and Southwell are back with this week’s picks and a look at the scores up to this point.Current Standingsimage.pngSouthwell: Our favorite time of year: Homecoming + throwbacks! Ideally we would get to see the uniforms from last season paired with another throwback helmet (like the ‘80s brand helmet we saw in 2016). Since we’ve seen a new orange helmet this year, I’m leaning toward the 1977-1979 throwback helmet. Orange/Orange/White to beat Baylor.AdChoices广告Image from iOS.jpgCarson: Let’s not overcomplicate this. OSU will go with what it went with last year on homecoming when the Cowboys took down Texas. The 1988 Barry Sanders throwbacks with their very own Barry replica playing tailback this time around.Porter: I spent way too much time trying to figure this one out. We always see a new helmet for homecoming so I went back to the well Chris Knox dug a few years ago when he spliced together all the old OSU unis and modernized them. I’m thrown off by the Greg Gold news that came out late in the week, but I’ll stick with my original pick of OOW with the 1967-68 helmet (see below).Screen Shot 2019-10-17 at 11.22.46 AMlast_img read more

Suarez announces wife’s pregnancy after Uruguay win

first_imgWorld Cup Suarez announces wife’s pregnancy after World Cup heroics Iain Strachan 06:31 6/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Luis Suarez Uruguay World Cup 2018 Dan Mullan World Cup Luis Suárez Uruguay v Russia Russia Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Uruguay After scoring in his 100th game for his country to secure World Cup progression, the Barca star revealed his wife is pregnant for the third time Luis Suarez hailed the “spectacular” achievement of Uruguay reaching the last 16 of the World Cup for the third time in succession – then announced his wife is expecting their third child.Uruguay joined Russia in securing qualification from Group A, as Saudi Arabia and Egypt were eliminated, following the 1-0 result in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday.Suarez marked his 100th international appearance in style, slotting home a simple finish after a goalkeeping error in the 23rd minute at Rostov Arena. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar The victory ensured the continuation of a proud record that started with Uruguay advancing all the way to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup. The 31-year-old – who had to sit out his side’s defeat to Colombia in the first knockout stage in Brazil four years ago due to suspension – was clearly elated with the team’s achievement, as he chose to share some positive personal news.He wrote on Twitter: “Happy to be part of Uruguay’s history accomplishing 100 games!!!!!”Happy to achieve the final 16 stage again … and even more happy to share that we’ll have our third child.”Thank you all for the support, specially to my loved ones.”FELIZ por ser parte de la HISTORIAHAPPY to be part of Uruguay’s history accomplishing games!!!!! HAPPY to achieve the final 16 stage again and even more HAPPY to share that we’ll have our third child THANK YOU ALL for the support specially to my loved ones pic.twitter.com/GTpjxR9NkH — Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) June 20, 2018 Earlier, speaking in a post-match news conference, the former Ajax and Liverpool striker insisted there is time for Uruguay’s performances to improve after two laboured 1-0 victories in Russia. “It’s spectacular, we are more than proud that Uruguay has [played] three consecutive World Cups qualifying for the round of 16,” he said.”You have to feel happy … [although] there are things to improve.”We are not playing the way we like, but as we have seen in the World Cup, what counts are the results.”What we wanted was to win and move on to the next phase. It’s a further demonstration of how complicated it is to win a World Cup match, and World Cups are like that.”Uruguay will face hosts Russia in their group finale with top spot in Group A on the line.last_img read more

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