Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still haven’t reached Pele’s level according to Brazilian legend Tostao. Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football since their respective debuts and are regarded as two of the greatest ever. However, World Cup winner Tostao was quick to explain why the Barcelona and Juventus forwards can’t compare to Pele quite yet. He told FIFA.com per IBTimes: “I think Pele was better than all of them. For me, there’s no comparison. Pele was far more complete. He had every quality that a forward could have. He didn’t have one defect. Loading… “Messi’s spectacular, but he doesn’t head the ball like Pele did, he doesn’t shoot as well with both feet, he doesn’t pull off the moves that Pele did. Cristiano Ronaldo is an exceptional player, but he doesn’t have the ability that Pele had and he doesn’t pull off the incredible passes that Pele did. “If you take the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, put them together, then you’d have a player to compare to Pele!” The former midfielder also addressed Diego Maradona’s standings in the ‘GOAT’ debate. “Maradona was spectacular, but he wasn’t on Pele’s level physically, he didn’t score the numbers of goals Pele did,” he explained. Read Also: Tension mounts in Premier League relegation battle “We cannot forget about Zico, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo while in Europe, Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff. “Now, it’s not my fault, but I think Pele was better than them all.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 When Pele himself was drawn into the Messi vs Ronaldo chatter, he opted for Ronaldo as he is “more consistent”. “Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pele told YouTube channel Pilhado per Daily Mail. “I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.” Despite his glowing praise of the duo, Pele still arrived at a simple conclusion when deciding who is the best of all time – himself. “It is a question that is difficult to answer,” he begun when asked who is the best. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest CollectionsMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic
Mike Ashley will share out £1million between Newcastle’s ancillary staff if the Magpies beat Arsenal on Sunday. Press Association Press Association Sport understands club owner Ashley will hand the windfall to non-playing and coaching staff if Alan Pardew’s men end a difficult season in style. The Gunners will arrive at St James’ Park needing a victory to guarantee a top-four finish with north London rivals Tottenham, who face Sunderland at White Hart Lane, hot on their heels. Newcastle secured their Barclays Premier League status with a 2-1 win at QPR last weekend, but desperately want to end their campaign with three points having lost 3-0 to neighbours Sunderland and 6-0 to Liverpool in their last two home games. The Magpies could yet finish as high as 10th if they beat Arsenal, although even that would fall short of expectations after last season’s heroics.
Northern Ireland have not won since August 2011, when they defeated the lowly Faroe Islands 4-0 at home, losing eight and drawing five of the subsequent 13 games. Their home form has been a particular cause of disappointment, drawing with Azerbaijan and Luxembourg during the current World Cup qualifying campaign and losing 2-0 to Israel in their previous outing at Windsor Park. He feels playing for his country helped him climb the ladder and reminded Liverpool teenager Ryan McLaughlin – who has recently made himself unavailable for international duty in a bid to focus on his fledgling club career – of that. “For me international football is a massive shop window,” he said. “Some lads are not getting a sniff in their first team…but if you can do it here, then not only your club is going to notice but also other teams who could take you on loan and get you in, get you fit and get you first-team football. “It’s a no-brainer for me but I don’t know for others, how they’ve been advised or what’s going on behind the scenes. “For me the chance to play international football at such a young age (as McLaughlin) is something you can’t beat and I find it hard to understand. “You talk about Ryan and I know him, he’s a good lad and it’s disappointing he won’t be used but he wants to focus on getting into the Liverpool team first. “I’ve spoken with him and it will just take time, he’ll hopefully come back and play for us.” The meeting with Fabio Capello’s Russia represents another chance to restore the feelgood factor to a ground that has become an increasingly unsettled environment for the home side during their lean patch. McAuley appreciates the supporters’ recent frustrations and has assured them the players share the sentiment. “We need to put some results back into it. We’ve been not getting results when we thought we should have but it’s about not getting frustrated too,” he said. “There’s nothing worse than coming away and getting frustrated through not getting results and getting frustrated at ourselves. “It’s never nice, even worse when you’re getting booed off by your own crowd. It’s like you’ve let the whole country down really and nobody appreciates that you’ve run about and tried and you take that away with you. You take it to heart a bit but you can’t carry it around with you and take it back to your club. “The thing is there is so much time between games and that’s when it can become frustrating.” Despite the trials and tribulations that come with being a Northern Ireland player, West Brom regular McAuley remains a vocal advocate of international football. The 33-year-old has more perspective on the issue than most, playing semi-professionally in the Irish League until 2004 and gradually working his way up to the Barclays Premier League via Lincoln, Leicester and Ipswich. Gareth McAuley admits Northern Ireland’s long winless run has cut the players deep and left them desperate to restore some pride with a positive result against Russia on Wednesday. Press Association
The Clarets were relegated at the weekend despite a 1-0 win at Hull and will make a swift return to the Sky Bet Championship after just one season in the big time. Potential suitors were already circling around star striker Danny Ings before the drop was confirmed, but chief executive Lee Hoos has already indicated that the club will not have to sell as a result, and midfielder Arfield is hopeful Sean Dyche’s men can start once again with the team spirit they have forged largely intact. “We have managed things well and the whole point of building a squad is to try to hold on to what you have and then build from there. “I can’t predict the future and what might happen to individuals, but last time we were relegated we were forced to sell players to balance the books. “We won’t be in that position next season and we are now in a position where we can remind the players what we are capable of and that the best way to get to the Premier League is to stick with us and help take us back there.” Scott Arfield is confident Burnley can keep the bulk of their squad together to mount a bid for an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League. He told the club’s official website, www.burnleyfootballclub.com: “I think that is massive. What the gaffer has built here is a side with great ability, but it’s also about the team spirit and togetherness we’ve got. “Once you’ve had a taste of this division, you want to get back here as soon as possible and that’s definitely what we’ve got to do next year. “I think the majority of the squad will still be here next season. The way the players come in and talk about the club every day and the buzz to come in every day in training. “The boys that are in contract know it’s a fantastic place to be and we want to get back to what we did last season and get back to the Premier League. “The bigger picture is massive and I think what the gaffer has instilled is that belief to go and attack teams and the freedom to go out and play. “It’s a manager you want to play under and the longer he stays at the football club, I’m sure it will be in really good hands.” Hoos had earlier confirmed that the club’s healthy financial situation means there will be no fire sale this summer. He said: “We are in the fortunate position right now where we will not be forced to sell anyone for financial reasons. Press Association
FOOTBALL-OBIT-CALDWELLReche Caldwell fatally shotTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former University of Florida and NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was fatally shot Saturday night in his hometown.Caldwell’s mother confirmed her son’s death to the Tampa Bay Times, saying police told her they believe her son was ambushed outside his home in a possible robbery attempt.Caldwell was drafted by San Diego in the second round in 2002. He had 152 catches for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns in six NFL seasons — four with the Chargers and one each with New England and Washington. NASCAR President Steve Phelps addressed drivers and teams on the track before the race, saying. “The black community and all people of color have suffered in our country, and it has taken far too long for us to hear their demands for change. Our sport must do better. Our country must do better.”Bubba Wallace donned a black T-shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter.” Wallace is the only African American in the top-level series.FOOTBALL-OBIT-RILEYFormer Bengals star Ken Riley dead at 72ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ken Riley was a ball-hawk defensive back in the NFL before serving as a head coach and athletic director at his alma mater, Florida A&M. PARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis Showdown can change the way tennis is viewed by allowing a younger audience to access the raw feelings of players.The UTS features ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and U.S. Open semifinalist Matteo Berrettini. There will be 10 players with matches every weekend for five weeks in a round robin format.Matches will be streamed live with organizers saying every sight and sound will be captured. Associated Press The son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan comes to Green Bay after posting a 14-13 record in his lone season as the head coach at Division II program Wheeling in West Virginia.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-STRENGTH COACHIowa coach denies racial misconductIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle denies any “unethical behavior or bias” based on race.Several black former players posted on social media Friday night about issues they saw in the football program, attributing many of them to Doyle. He was placed on administrative leave Saturday, part of a decision made by coach Kirk Ferentz in what he called “a defining moment” for Iowa’s football program. Ex-Falcons DE Zook diesATLANTA (AP) — Former NFL defensive end John Zook has died in his native Kansas after a long battle with cancer.Zook originally was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round in 1969 but was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Falcons. He teamed with Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey to give the Falcons a dynamic combination at defensive end from 1969-75. Zook never missed a game during his tenure with the Falcons, starting 97 of 98 contests. He made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1973, joining Humphrey in the all-star game.Zook played his last four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before retiring after the 1969 campaign.His brother, Dean Zook, confirmed the death to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-ATLANTAHarvick wins as NASCAR recognizes social unease following death of FloydHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is a winner at the site of his first NASCAR Cup victory. June 8, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: Caldwell was awaiting sentencing this month after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, along with several other former NFL players. He also served prison time on a 2014 drug charge.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GREEN BAY-RYANGreen Bay picks Ryan as new hoops coachGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay is turning its men’s basketball program over to Will Ryan.Athletic director Charles Guthrie has announced that the school and the 41-year-old Ryan have agreed to a deal in principle, though final contract details are still being worked out. The school has announced that Riley died early Sunday morning at 72. No cause of death was given.Riley was a four-year starting quarterback at Florida A&M and a Rhodes Scholar candidate before he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 1969 NFL/AFL draft. Moved to cornerback by head coach Paul Brown, Riley had 65 career interceptions for 596 yards and five touchdowns in a 15-year career with the Bengals. He also recovered 18 fumbles, and his interception total ranks fifth in NFL history.Although named a First Team All-Pro three times and a second teamer on two other occasions, Riley still hasn’t been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite his impressive statistics. He landed on the All-Pro First Team in 1983, his final season.Riley coached the Rattlers from 1986-93, going 48-39-2 with two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles. He took A&M to the second-ever Heritage Bowl, losing to Grambling State in 1992.NFL-OBIT-ZOOK Harvick turned in another dominating run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, cruising to victory over Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Harvick won for the second time since NASCAR returned from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to his emotional victory at Darlington in the first race back.Harvick came into the day having led 1,138 laps on the 1.54-mile Atlanta trioval, far more than any other driver in the 40-car field.He now has 51 wins — breaking a tie with Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson for the 12th spot on the career list. Three of those triumphs have come at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including in 2001 and 2018.Busch ended up second, followed by Truex, Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was seventh in what may have been his final Atlanta appearance. Johnson plans to retire as a driver after the season.NASCAR acknowledged the social unrest in the country and vowed to do a better job of addressing racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Sports fans again will be able to fill stadiums in New Zealand after the government removed restrictions on public gatherings imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will move from midnight Monday to alert level 1 under which life returns almost to normal, though border restrictions remain in force. New Zealand has succeeded in eradicating the coronavirus; as of Monday it had no active cases of Covid-19 and hadn’t recorded a new infection for 17 days.— Spanish league president Javier Tebas said Sunday he is in favor of having fans back in stadiums as soon as regions are cleared by health authorities. However, that contradicts an earlier message by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who said it wouldn’t be fair for some clubs to have fans and others not. Spain has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some regions have entered advanced stages that could allow them to have matches with at least some fans in the stadiums.TENNIS-NEW TOURNAMENTNew tennis tournament in France aiming for younger audience VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAYERBoxer Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, out of return boutUNDATED (AP) — Junior lightweight contender Mikaela Mayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been pulled from the co-main event of Las Vegas’ first major boxing card since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Mayer announced her positive test on social media two days before her scheduled bout against Helen Joseph in the Top Rank show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.The former U.S. Olympian is asymptomatic but says she tested positive for the virus on Saturday. The rest of Mayer’s camp has tested negative, including her longtime coach.
The Students Talk Back forum, hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, tackled public policy and college affordability on Wednesday.Lisa Chavez, chief financial officer of California State University Los Angeles, and Michele Siqueiros, executive director of The Campaign for College Opportunity, Los Angeles, joined Megan Baaske and Taylor Wolfson, two students in the Price School, as panelists. Dan Schnur, director of the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and Daniel Rothberg, special projects editor at the Daily Trojan, co-moderated the event. Schnur made a point to emphasize that the speakers offered multiple perspectives in his introduction.“[Lisa] and Michele are experts in not only higher education, but higher education affordability,” Schnur said.The two guest panelists compared the differences with public institutions and private ones. According to Chavez, the average tuition for the Cal State system has jumped dramatically in the past few years. Chavez noted a “squeezing” of the middle class that has made four-year institutions unaffordable and community colleges overcrowded due to a growing number of applications.To illustrate this concept, Chavez compared the California community college system to a store. When a store lowers prices, more customers go there, he said, and when the store raises its prices, something needs to be done to keep customers coming.“You either have to build a bigger store or you have to start adding restrictions,” Chavez said.Siqueiros did not believe the main issue with college is “squeezing,” but rather “under-matching” in which low-income students with high grades do not apply to top tier universities such as USC or Stanford due to lack of financial literacy.“Low-income students in general have huge sticker price shocks,” Siqueiros said. “While we think that there’s a lot of aid for low-income students, low-income students don’t know that that aid is available.”Because of this, many low-income students go to the community college system and are affected by a low transfer rate and high student-faculty ratios, Siqueiros said.Despite differing opinions on the problem, both of the speakers emphasized that policy reforms were a necessity for the public good of the state. State governments have a vested interest in education, from a purely economic standpoint, they said.“The more money we all make, the more money we all pay,” Chavez said.So far, current attempts at reform have been unsuccessful. Though a new California initiative, the Middle Class Scholarship, seeks to ameliorate the “squeezing” effect in the middle class, the real issue is that there is no incentive for institutions to lower their tuition, which forces financial aid through scholarships rather than direct reduction of costs.Chavez has petitioned multiple times for increased state funding for the CSU system, in hopes that it will lower tuition. If education funding goes up, however, other state programs must be cut.“We’re arguing against welfare and prison funding,” Chavez said.Though there are no clear public policy solutions, Siqueiros said he hopes that Obama’s income-based repayment plan for student loans will be successful.Another issue discussed was the rising costs of college education. Chavez and Siqueiros agreed that though intangible elements add to the value of a degree, ultimately the real value comes from employment.“I went to college to get those things so I could get a job so I wouldn’t have to live paycheck to paycheck,” Siqueiros said.Adrienne Liu, a sophomore majoring in political economy, said that current students should make more of an effort to inform potential students of the economic opportunities to attend USC.“As a recipient of a merit scholarship I think it can seem daunting to middle-class and especially lower-class students, but USC offers many [financial] resources,” Liu said.Next week’s Students Talk Back forum will focus on immigration reform.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 30, 2016 at 1:51 pm Contact Satoshi: email@example.com | @SatoshiJournal About 225 students lined up at Schine Student Center on Wednesday morning to get free bus tickets to Houston to see Syracuse University men’s basketball Final Four game on Saturday.The tickets went on sale at 10:30 a.m. Five students were permitted to go up to the Schine Box Office at a time, and the line persisted until the afternoon.Student Association President Aysha Seedat sent an email to the student body Tuesday night that said SA, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, would provide buses to Houston free of charge.Three buses will leave Schine on Thursday at 8 p.m., and the returning schedule depends on the men’s basketball team’s standing in the tournament.The game will take place on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. at Houston’s NRG Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJay Partridge, a freshman accounting major, was the first student in line, and said his group of friends arrived at Schine around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.“I mean, it’s a once in a life opportunity,” Partridge said. “… I didn’t think it was going to be a realistic opportunity for us to go to Houston but when the bus came around, we got here on time and it just all lined up perfectly,” Partridge said.He added that 155 students were already waiting by the time the doors to Schine opened around 7:30 a.m.“I have been thinking about this for a while ever since we’ve upset (the University of) Virginia, and thinking ‘Oh my God, I might have a legitimate shot of going,’” Partridge said. “Now it’s real, look(ing) at this physical object that says I am going to the Final Four. It’s unreal.”Inbar Porat, a freshman undeclared major, said she camped outside Schine all night with her friends.“It was pretty rough but definitely worth it to come early because we know we are going to make it and that’s just very satisfying,” Porat said. “… This is the craziest thing we’ve ever done, probably.”The last person in line at 10:15 a.m. was Kristine Earley, a junior environmental education major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Earley said she was at work, but her boss let her go to see how long the line was.“I go to ESF, so I always underestimate how big SU really is,” Earley said.She added that she’d be willing to go see the women’s basketball Final Four game in Indianapolis if free transportation were provided. In the email sent to the student body, Seedat linked to a survey to determine whether there was sufficient student interest in SA providing free buses to Indianapolis for the women’s game.SA Vice President Jane Hong said at Schine on Wednesday that many students showed interest in attending the women’s game.Hong added that she was not expecting such a big turnout for the tickets.“I think we just underestimated how determined our students are to be going out to the Final Four game,” Hong said. “Honestly, we are just so unbelievably encouraged by this turnout, and I hope that the men’s basketball team is just as encouraged to see students who are willing to camp out for this.” Comments
Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho can collect the one European trophy he lacks when his side face Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday in his first competitive meeting with the Spanish giants since an acrimonious split in 2013.Mourinho, whose team won the Europa League last season to salvage an otherwise disappointing first campaign under the Portuguese, led Real to the Liga title with a record 100 points and won a King’s Cup in an eventful stay between 2010 and 2013.His achievements at the Santiago Bernabeu were overshadowed, however, by his falling out with key dressing room figures such as Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas as well as confrontations with referees and opponents plus a failure to win the Champions League, as Real lost in the semifinals each year. Mourinho’s legacy has been upstaged by the Spanish club’s three Champions League triumphs in the four years since his departure, although in a recent interview the Portuguese claimed he had “to beg” Real’s board to let him leave for Chelsea.Champions League holders Real will be without talisman and former United forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Skopje, Macedonia, as the Portugal international was allowed to report late for pre-season training after he played in the Confederations Cup.Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Sevilla 3-2 in extra-time last year to win the showcase match and the French coach is targeting a fourth European trophy in less than two years in charge of Real, which would match Mourinho’s tally of continental titles.United, meanwhile, will be missing central defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones due to suspension, opening up a place in the starting lineup for new recruit Victor Lindelof.The Swede is one of three signings made so far by United along with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and midfield anchorman Nemanja Matic arriving at a combined cost of Â£146 million as the Old Trafford side look to improve on a disappointing sixth-placed Premier League finish last term.Real have added promising youngsters Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos to their talent-packed squad which won a Liga and Champions League double last season while parting ways with forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez.Their reported interest in French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe has yet to materialise, however.United beat Real on penalties after a 1-1 draw in a friendly in California last month and won five of their other pre-season games, losing only to Barcelona.Real, meanwhile, failed to win any of their four friendluies in the United States in 90 minutes, losing 3-2 to Barca and getting thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City, their only win coming in a shoot-out victory over an MLS All-Stars team.“The sensation overall is not good, when you don’t win any of your four games something is wrong,” Zidane told reporters after the tour.“We have to do a lot more, we’ve made a bad start with these results and what we all want is to get home, rest and think about the Super Cup.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Everton striker Oumar Niasse could become the first Premier League player to be banned for “successful deception of a match official” after he was charged by the English Football Association (FA).Niasse won a controversial penalty under minimal contact from Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park. Leighton Baines went on to score the penalty for the Toffees.The Senegal international was also on the scoresheet for Everton as he rescued a point for his team with their 2nd equaliser on the stroke of halftime and he has until 18:00 GMT later today to respond.According to the new laws introduced in May, players could be charged after a game for simulation.An FA statement read: “Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player.“Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’.“Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would the FA issue a charge.” the statement added. RelatedLanzini Given Two-Game Ban For DivingDecember 20, 2017In “England”Mo Salah to miss Arsenal and Manchester City clashesDecember 27, 2018In “England”Watford Forward Cleared Of Simulation During Arsenal GameOctober 17, 2017In “England”
–Source: BBC Arsenal will play French side Rennes and Chelsea face Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.The Premier League sides have both been drawn to play at home in their first leg, which will take place on 7 March.The return ties will be held on 14 March.Chelsea won the competition in 2013, while Arsenal boss Unai Emery led former club Sevilla to victory in the Europa League in the subsequent three years.Europa League drawChelsea v Dynamo KievEintracht Frankfurt v Inter MilanDinamo Zagreb v BenficaNapoli v SalzburgValencia v KrasnodarSevilla v Slavia PragueArsenal v RennesZenit v Villarreal