Copa del Rey: Messi leads Barca rout over Awaziem’s Leganes

first_imgLionel Messi netted twice as Barcelona hammered Chidozie Awaziem’s Leganes 5-0 on Thursday night to advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey and deliver a much-needed boost for new coach Quique Setien.Advertisement Read Also: Carles Perez completes Serie A switch from BarcelonaMessi made it three after springing in behind just before the hour and then Arthur Melo, on for Griezmann, added another, banging in after both Ansu Fati and Messi had been denied.Leganes were finished but Messi had one more goal left in him as he latched onto Ivan Rakitic’s pass and rounded Pichu Cuellar, before finishing for his 19th of the season and third under a relieved Setien.Sevilla’s defeat to Mirandes, who sit 10th in the second tier, was the biggest shock of the round. Matheus Barrozo scored twice before Alvaro Rey put Mirandes out of sight. Sevilla’s Nolito scored a late consolation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “We did a lot of things well but I am not completely happy because we also lost control of the game in the latter stages of the first half,” said Setien.Defeat at Mestalla allowed Real Madrid to pull three points clear at the top of the league and put early pressure on Setien, who replaced Ernesto Valverde as coach earlier this month.His appointment will be judged on performances in the league and Champions League this season but Barca have a rich recent history in the Copa del Rey, which they have won in four of the last five years.They will be in Friday’s draw for the last eight but Sevilla will not after they fell to a shock 3-1 defeat away at Segunda side Mirandes. Real Madrid, Valencia, Real Sociedad, Granada, Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao complete the list. A home tie in the last 16 against La Liga’s bottom club always looked a kind route back to winning ways for Setien’s side, whose next four league fixtures now include Levante, Getafe and Eibar, all at home, as well as a trip to Real Betis.Victories in those games would give Setien momentum but performances will be important too given his arrival was as much about changing Barcelona’s style as their results.After a ponderous display against Valencia, they outclassed Leganes, who pressed high from the start, despite early indications suggesting this Barcelona team might struggle more against opponents that sit deep.Before the game, the Catalans’ club director Guillermo Amor ruled out buying another striker before the end of the January transfer window on Friday, meaning Griezmann is likely to step into the role of the injured Luis Suarez down the middle.“There may be a risk of injuries but I have confidence in the players I have,” said Setien. “It wasn’t to be and that’s fine with me. We have to think about what we have and we are happy because in a few weeks we will have Dembele back too.”Griezmann made his case by opening the scoring after four minutes as Nelson Semedo cut back for the Frenchman to control and poke home his 13th goal of the season.Another Griezmann strike was ruled out shortly after, only for Lenglet to head in Messi’s corner at the near post to put Barcelona two up after 27 minutes. Messi’s double, as well as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo rounded off an emphatic win at Camp Nou, where Barca successfully bounced back from Saturday’s surprise La Liga loss away at Valencia. Loading… Promoted ContentPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese Actresses8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOlast_img read more

Aján resigns as honorary IOC member

first_img Aján has been at the IWF since 1976, serving 24 years as general secretary and the past 20 as President. His fifth term as President was due to run until May next year, and at the age of 81 he said he would not stand again. Aján stepped aside pending an investigation, led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, into the claims made in the documentary. The Hungarian has been replaced by Ursula Papandrea of the United States, who will head an Oversight and Integrity Commission “whose responsibilities will include identifying, nominating and recommending independent experts in fields including anti-doping and financial reporting”, according to the IWF. The new Commission will report to the Executive Board and the IWF Congress, scheduled for Bucharest on March 11 to 13. Aján’s membership of the IOC was linked to his function as IWF President and he was elevated to honorary status after reaching the age limit of 70. During his time on the IOC, Aján served as a member of four commissions – Sport for All, sub-commission on Out-of-Competition Testing, Olympic Movement and International Relations. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change He becomes the second IOC honorary member to quit the role in recent years after disgraced former International Association of Athletics Federation President Lamine Diack resigned following his arrest on corruption charges in November 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The IOC said the 81-year-old, who served as an IOC member from 2000 before assuming honorary status in 2010, had stepped down as he “wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement”. Aján was the main subject of the German television documentary Secret Doping – Lord of the Lifters broadcast by ARD on January 5, which featured allegations of corruption, both financial and in anti-doping procedures. The Hungarian official stepped aside as IWF President for 90 days following the documentary, the content of which was described by the IOC as “very serious and worrying”. Aján denies wrongdoing and the IOC said he had “offered his resignation whilst rejecting in the strongest possible terms allegations recently made against him in a TV programme”. “At the same time, Mr Aján explained that he had realised that these allegations are overshadowing Olympic preparations and Olympic competitions in his beloved sport of weightlifting,” a statement from the IOC read. “For this reason, with his resignation he wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement. “The IOC Executive Board expresses its thanks and great respect for this personal gesture by Mr Aján.” Loading… International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President, Tamás Aján, has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after he was accused of corruption in a German TV programme. Promoted ContentMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Mr. James Edwin “Jim” Allison

first_imgMr. James Edwin “Jim” Allison, age 74, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on August 11, 1941, in Bowling Green, Ohio, the son of the late, Edwin John and Nellie Crystal (Deardoerf) Allison. He was raised in Cromwell, Indiana and Marengo, Illinois and was a 1959 graduate of Marengo High School. Jim was united in marriage on February 27, 1965, in Marengo, Illinois, to Shelby Jean Gray and to this union arrived two daughters, Tammy and Lori to bless their home. Jim and Shelby shared 51 years of marriage together until his death. In 1965, Jim earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa and later earned his Master’s Degree in 1970 from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jim earned his degree in administration in 1972 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Jim taught for the Riley Elementary School in Marengo, Illinois for 5 years and for the Central Nobel School in Albion, Indiana for 5 years. He also taught and was a principal for Winamac High School in Winamac, Indiana for 5 years. In 1977, Jim was employed for the Switzerland County School Corporation where he taught and served as principal for the Switzerland County High School and for the Switzerland County Elementary School. Jim retired in 1999 from the Switzerland County School Corporation, after 22 years of service. Jim enjoyed coaching track, basketball and football throughout his teaching career. After Jim retired he enjoyed tutoring for the Switzerland County High School for 10 years. Jim resided in the Florence community since 1977. Jim was a member of the Marengo Baptist Church in Marengo, Illinois. Jim will be remembered for spending time with his loving grandchildren where he enjoyed watching them play sports and coaching them from the bleachers. Jim also enjoyed watching the Cubs play and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Jim passed away at 6:35 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Jim will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 51 years: Shelby Jean (Gray) Allison of Florence, IN; his daughters: Tammy Honeycutt and her husband: Sam of Greenwood, IN and Lori Vaughn of Cape Girardeau, MO; his grandchildren: Cody, Chad, Casey, Allison, Nicholas and Alex; his brother: Stu Allison and his wife: Marian of Colleyville, TX; his sister: Marcia Huff of Ocean Springs, MS and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Edwin John and Nellie Crystal (Deardoerf) Allison.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Florence Cemetery, Florence, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to James Edwin “Jim” Allison Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home. read more