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first_imgWarriors defendersays sorryNEW JERSEY, United States (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago defender Daniel Cyrus has apologised to teammates and his country for squandering a penalty that would have taken them into the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.The Soca Warriors lost a dramatic penalty shootout against Panama in Sunday’s quarter-finals, on the hunt for their first Gold Cup semi-final berth in 15 years.Cyrus and Lester Peltier missed crucial spot kicks as Trinidad and Tobago tumbled out of the tournament.”I am sorry,” the Vietnam-based defender said.”I want to apologise to the nation and my team for that miss”.Panama prevailed 6-5 on penalties after the game remained deadlocked at 1-1 after full time and added extra time.Bairstow in for BallanceLONDON (AP):Gary Ballance has paid the price for England’s misfiring top order and will be replaced by Jonny Bairstow in the team to face Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston next week.Ballance, who has a career average of nearly 48, has averaged 16.75 in his last eight innings against Australia and New Zealand. He made 23 and 14 in the 405-run defeat in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, which levelled the series at 1-1, and was the only change in the squad yesterday.Despite scoring more runs, 98 in the series so far, than Adam Lyth, 50, or Ian Bell, 73, the latter two were spared.The third Test begins on July 29.England: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.Sterling on target for CityMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Raheem Sterling took less than three minutes to score his first goal in a Manchester City shirt as the English club beat Roma 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw yesterday in a preseason friendly.Sterling, who moved from Liverpool to City last week in a £49 million ($76 million) deal that made him the most expensive English signing ever, scored after running on to a lofted pass from Kelechi Iheanacho.Roma equalised fiveminutes later when Miralem Pjanic scored with a powerful strike from outside the box at the end of a deft combination involving Daniele De Rossi, Francesco Totti and Gervinho.Iheanacho restored the lead for City six minutes into the second half when he swooped on a wayward Roma back pass by second-half substitute Ashley Cole and sent the ball into the top right of the net from thecentre of the box. But Romalevelled again in the 87th minute from a free kick by Adem Llajic after Seydou Doumbia was brought down by Yaya Toure at the edge of the box.last_img read more

La Liga star NOT considering future despite interest from Arsenal

first_imgArsenal target Nolito insists he is NOT currently considering his future at Celta Vigo.The 28-year-old has scored five goals in the first seven La Liga games this season, attracting the interest of Arsenal – as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona.But Nolito is under contract at Celta Vigo until 2019 so would not come cheap and he insists he is not looking for a way out.He told El Mundo Deportivo: “Barcelona’s interest? Yes that’s what is being said.“But what I know is that I’m glad to be at Vigo, I am happy. I try to stay out of it and I still have four and a half years left on my contract with Celta.“I am calm because like many things in life, what will happen will happen, whether good or bad.“I’m glad to be at Vigo, focused on my work and I have my goals in mind.”When pressed specifically on the interest from north London, Nolito added: “Arsenal? Everybody asks me but I’m still at Celta.“As I said, I try to stay out of this, because it’s not good to lose concentration with these things.“You can never know what will happen. It’s taught me that life. For now I’m at Celta Vigo and I am very happy.” 1 Nolito last_img read more

DD Fitness: High calorie ‘health’ foods

first_imgThe health food industry is huge at the moment.People are becoming more mindful of their food choices and they are moving away from more processed foods and are choosing more whole foods as an alternative.Foods like:  Avocado, coconut oil, butter, nuts, seeds, honey, peanut butter, olive oil, green smoothies vegan foods dark chocolate fruit smoothiesThese foods are all great sources of vitamins, minerals, fats and carbs and have some protein in them.But.If weight loss is your goal, they can put a spanner in the works if you are not being careful.The reason for this is that these foods have a lot of calories for a very small serving of each. If you take nuts for example, per 100g they have an average of between 500-600 calories and if you have ever measured out 100g of nuts, it isn’t very much.Peanut butter is the same, a recommended serving size is 20g and this has 125 calories per serving. Again, if you have never measured out 20g of peanut butter, you should try it and then have a good cry at how small this is.People tend to think that, when I state that these foods are high in calories, I am somehow taking away from the benefits they have.  But that isn’t what I am doing, and it isn’t the point of my posts and articles.But!IF WEIGHT LOSS IS YOUR GOAL, you may want to be mindful with the amounts of these foods you are using.  Again, If – WEIGHT – LOSS – IS – YOUR – GOAL. If it isn’t, you are fine with whatever amounts you eat of them, you just need to keep in mind that there is a chance you will gain weight if those amounts are too liberal.Small amounts of these foods have large amounts of calories in them.So, using them in large amounts will lead to you taking in large amounts of calories.It DOES NOT matter how healthy these foods are, if you are over consuming calories, weight loss will either stall or you will gain weight. That doesn’t mean they aren’t healthy, it just means they aren’t calorie free foods that you can eat unlimited amounts of.A bit of food for thought.#TrainsmartIf you don’t know how you would put this together to suit you, we teach you this in our NEW LEAN IN 2018 program.We had numerous members lose over 3 stone in 2017 and they now know how to keep it off.If you want to know how to make a real difference in 2018, have a look at our Letterkenny gym plan where you can train with us in our Fully equipped and modern gym.If you want to make a real difference to your weight and health this January, drop me a message and we can make 2018 your year.#TrainSmart* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: High calorie ‘health’ foods was last modified: February 10th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:caloriesemmet rushefitnesshealthhealthy foodrushe fitnessweight losslast_img read more