first_imgB&H tennis player Damir Džumhur is qualified in the second round of ATP Challenger tournament in San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy), worth 35.000 euro.The 22 years old tennis player from Sarajevo, who is the fourth holder of tournament, in the first round defeated the Italian Gianluigi Quinzi with 4:6, 6:4, 6:1.Džumhur in the second round will play against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.Tomislav Brkić qualified in the second round of Challenger in Italy, who in the first round won against Jordi Samper-Montana from Spain with 7:5, 7:5.The 24 years tennis player for qualification in quarter- finals will play with the Slovak Andej Martin.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Shanghai SIPG’s Brazilian doctor Eduardo Santos has been dubbed a “miracle worker” but his methods have also been questioned © AFP / Johannes EISELESHANGHAI, China, Mar 30 – It was the 2015 Champions League and Paris Saint-Germain’s chances took a hit even before their daunting quarter-final against Barcelona with the news that central defender David Luiz faced several weeks out.The Brazilian international looked sure to miss both legs against the eventual European champions with a serious hamstring tear. Luiz contacted his fellow Brazilian Eduardo Santos, then employed by Zenit St. Petersburg, and flew off to Russia in a desperate bid to keep his Champions League hopes alive.With Santos’s medical intervention, Luiz stunned observers by recovering in just a few days to play 69 minutes as a substitute in the first leg and the whole second leg.PSG were beaten 5-1 on aggregate, but Santos was dubbed “miracle doctor” in French media.Santos, 38, now head of the medical department at Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League (CSL), blushes at the nickname.But it helped forge his reputation among many of the world’s top footballers as the go-to man for getting back to fitness in rapid time — and keeping them there.A list of some of the stars to have sought his help would make a very decent five-a-side team: Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes; Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala with Luiz in defence; Mousa Demeble of Tottenham in midfield; Radamel Falcao of Monaco in attack.– Fixing Hulk –“What we do is not a miracle,” Santos told AFP at the training ground of SIPG, who broke the Asian transfer record last year to buy attacking midfielder Oscar for 60 million euros from Chelsea and also boast another Brazilian star, the formidable forward Hulk.“I do science, and of course the results that I have are really, really good. Normally in football, most of the injuries happen in the hamstring muscle. But at SIPG, we don’t have these kinds of injuries.”SIPG had a noticeable lack of injuries last season in coming second in the CSL under Andre Villas-Boas, since replaced by another Portuguese coach, Vitor Pereira.“We give a coach a very good headache because he can choose whoever he wants to play, there’s no injuries,” Santos said.Yet Santos’s spectacular results have left some fellow professionals in doubt.“I’m a scientist and base my work on what has been published,” the French doctor Jean-Pierre de Mondenard told France Football magazine.“If he (Santos) wants to remove any doubt, he has to stop all the mystery because when there’s mystery, there’s suspicion.”Santos, who was with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands before moving to Zenit and then SIPG in September 2016, laughs off attempts to glean more details about what makes him so successful.But he said good communication between the coaching and medical teams is critical.He described how they stopped the bulldozer-like Hulk getting injured.Hulk, Santos and former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Villas-Boas were at Zenit at the time. All three would later move to SIPG.“At that time Hulk was getting a lot of injuries, a lot of problems,” Santos said.“When you look at Hulk, you think, ‘Wow, he’s a very strong player.’“But he has weak muscles, his hamstrings were very poor, he doesn’t have any kind of power in his hamstrings.“He had a lot of power in his quadriceps (front of the thighs), but in the hamstrings — zero.“So we started balancing his muscles because we made a personal evaluation of him, we found the problem, we made the programme of rehabilitation and preventive work.“And from there? No problems anymore.”– Adopting Chinese methods –David Luiz is one of the stars to have been treated by Eduardo Santos © AFP / Johannes EISELESantos said he left Zenit in 2016 after SIPG stumped up one million euros for him, in what was effectively a transfer much like when a player switches clubs.Prising Santos away for that kind of money is testament to his reputation, and Chinese football’s growing financial clout.Santos — who can treat players from other sides if called upon — has a medical team of eight at SIPG and wanted all his staff to be Chinese, partly because he was eager to learn new expertise from them.He is a convert to the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine, particularly acupuncture.“In my programme of rehabilitation I mix the Western way with the things that we use here in Asia because of course I cannot come here to China and ask the Chinese players that are used to being treated with Chinese medicine since they are really young to just, ‘Come on, forget what you do.’“I don’t like that.”Santos says he has resisted offers to work for major European clubs because he has freedom at “open-minded” SIPG.And he said that at some big European teams, not enough importance is given to the medical side.“For me, it’s very, very strange. They need to invest money in the medical team, not just buy the best machines in the world, they need to invest in the humans that are working there.“And have a coach that listens to them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img 20 12. Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht) – valued at €19.331m 10. Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) – valued at €19.823m 4. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – valued at €34.140m 19. Gabriel Barbosa (Santos) – valued at €13.891m 20 20 20 20 20. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – Valued at €13.75m by Soccerex and Prime Time Sports (see below for an explanation) – Click the right arrow above to find out who is the most valuable player under 21… 1. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – valued at €47.150m 5. Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – valued at €30.694m 20 20 20 2. Leroy Sane (Schalke) – valued at €37.132m 18. Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund) – valued at €14.051m 20 3. Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich) – valued at €34.550m 20 20 20 20 14. Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim) – valued at €16.654m 17. Ruben Neves (Porto) – valued at €14.085m 13. Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax) – valued at €19.153m 8. Max Meyer (Schalke) – valued at €21.644m 20 16. Giovani Lo Celso (Rosario Central) – valued at €14.324m 20 20 20 20 20 There are some huge sums flying about this transfer window as top teams look to strengthen their squads for the new season.This means the value of superstars is gradually being edged up – gone are the days where you could sign a promising player for peanuts.Instead, even now the brightest prospects are worth vast amounts of money, bust who are the most valuable footballers under 21?The folks over at Soccerex and Prime Time Sports have joined forces to work it out and using figures based on the players’ performances on the pitch, and players sold in recent years, they’ve come up with a top 20 full of talent.So, who is the most valuable footballer under 21? Click the right arrow above to find out… 15. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach) – valued at €15.027m 9. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) – valued at €20.066m 6. Breel Embolo (Schalke) – valued at €25.441m 11. Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras) – valued at €19.822m 20 7. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – valued at €22.509m last_img read more

first_imgGardai raided a brothel and found Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which were sent back to Romania in just a three week period.The receipts were found in an apartment raided by Gardai in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Two young women appeared in court today charged with operating a brothel at the apartment complex at Justice Walsh Road on Thursday last, January 19th.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court they found €600 in cash and Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which was sent to Romania over a three week period after Christmas.There was also a man found on the premises whom Gardai believed had paid for sex when they raided the premises at around 7.30pm.The court heard that both women, Sirin Abdollah, aged 23 and Sefania Manea, aged 21, admitted to operating a brothel and advertising their services on a website.Gardai said they were satisfied both women were not under pressure and were operating the brothel of their own free will.Solicitor for the women, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said the women had come to Ireland knowing that money was to be made through prostitution.He said both women were sending money back to their families in Romania as they would only earn an average of €250 per month there.Ms Abdollah had one child who was in private school in Romania and she was sending money back too educate her although her family did not know how she was making a living, said her solicitor.Mr Gallagher said both women had given him an assurance that they would leave the country within 48 hours.He asked if some cash from the €600 seized by Gardai in the apartment could be used for plane tickets for the women.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused the application out of hand.He said “I am not doing that. This is the first time we have been given an indication of the type of money being sent back and it is substantial.“Let them get on to their families in Romania and get the price of a ticket back.”He also fined each women €250 and ordered that the seized cash be forfeited to the state.Prostitutes had receipts for €18,000 for last three weeks in Letterkenny brothel was last modified: January 20th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:brotheldonegalletterkennylast_img read more