After Antonio Candreva, the Bosnian footballer Senad Lulić will expand his contract with the Italian FC Lazio too.According to Corriere dello Sport, the two sides are discussing the conditions of the contract which expires in 2017 and should be expanded on two more seasons.Lulić’s annual revenues are 750 000 Euros and with this new contract he will be even more worth, although, there are no details about it yet.This arrangement should soon be officially confirmed.(Source: Sport Centar)
SOCCER: Debacle at World Cup, the team’s only major tournament, prompts team to look for another leader. By Rachel Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High expectations can create major repercussions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.That was defender Cat Whitehill’s reaction to the news Greg Ryan is out as the U.S. women’s soccer coach. The decision came less than a month after his top-ranked team lost in the World Cup semifinals following a contentious goalie switch. “With the standards our team has set, if you don’t win, it’s hard to keep your job,” Whitehill said Monday, a day after players and Ryan were informed of the move. “Nothing against the way Greg Ryan coached, but we didn’t play as well as we should have.” Ryan’s contract will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the year. The squad does not play any more games in 2007. “I’m not going to point to any one factor or one individual decision,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said on a conference call Monday announcing the change. “Obviously, coaches’ decisions impact games. All that was weighed in.” Gulati, U.S. Soccer secretary general Dan Flynn and retired star Mia Hamm will form the search committee. Gulati expected to make a hire in the next 30 to 45 days, with the team set to resume training in January. The new coach will come in with just eight months to prepare for the Beijing Olympics. Gulati said he wants a candidate who is familiar with American soccer, who has experience coaching in international events. Ryan was 45-1-9 since taking over in early 2005, but Gulati made clear that the lone loss weighed heavily in the decision because it meant Ryan failed to win his only major tournament. Gulati also indicated that poor performances in games the U.S. won or tied factored into the choice to sever ties. “The expectation is to compete for a gold medal virtually every time we’re in competition,” Gulati said. With the Americans favored to win their third World Cup, Ryan decided before their match with Brazil to make a change in goal, replacing Hope Solo with veteran Briana Scurry. Solo had allowed two goals in four World Cup starts and had a shutout string of nearly 300 minutes. Scurry, the goalie for the 1999 World Cup champs, had beaten Brazil two straight times. The U.S. lost, 4-0, and had to settle for third place, and Solo ripped Ryan for the move. Solo is not suspended from the team and will be invited to next year’s residency program, Gulati said. Forward Heather O’Reilly said distractions wouldn’t have lingered had Ryan remained coach. “We were looking to move forward if it was Greg or if it was a new coaching staff,” O’Reilly said. Gulati said he and Flynn spoke to players in evaluating Ryan and that the committee would seek input from team members during the hiring process. Ryan’s assistants – Bret Hall, Phil Weddon and Billy McNicol – don’t have the experience to be considered for the head coaching job, Gulati said. The new coach will decide whether to retain them. The 50-year-old Ryan, a longtime college coach, was an assistant on the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2004 Olympics. In a sport once dominated by a few powers, last month’s World Cup reflected the greater commitment to women’s soccer by many countries. “I’m not concerned we’ve fallen off,” Gulati said. “What it takes to stay even is clearly more demanding.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BY EMMET RUSHE: Everywhere you turn, they are there.Everywhere you go, they are waiting for you.There is no escape… Holiday nibbles are EVERYWHERE!!!It’s that time of year again where every house, shop and work place seems to be sponsored by ‘Pringles’ or ‘Roses’.It doesn’t matter how good you are, you would need the will power of a Tibetan monk to avoid sneaking even one nibble this Christmas.The inevitable is upon us, so do we give in completely or do we try and have a bit of control over our hand to mouth interaction? Here are a few things you can do to stem the inevitable Christmas weight gain this year.Don’t turn up to a party hungry.If there is one sure way to end up sitting in the corner surrounded by empty Roses wrappers, it is this.Turning up to a party hungry is a recipe for disaster.Before you go to a staff party or house party, try and have a good meal. If you are already full and not hungry you are less likely to binge on everything in sight when you get there.Don’t sit at the nibbles table.Everyone wants a comfy seat.No one wants to turn up to a party and have to stand all night. But the weigh up between standing and sitting can be a table full of nibbles right in arm’s length.If you are trying to be a bit good this year, try and not put yourself right in the danger zone by sitting in front of the table of snacks.You will be mid conversation with all the other party goers and won’t even realise that you’ve polished off the bowl of ‘Bombay mix’ all by yourself.Pace your alcohol intakeThis is a good piece of advice for a few reasons.First off, if you pace your drinking, you are less likely to get the alcohol munchies early on in the night therefore lessening the damage that you could do. You are also taking in less calories through alcohol.Secondly, if you pace your alcohol intake, you are less likely to make a shambles of yourself in front of your work colleagues and have your antics on Facebook the next morning.Avoid excessive drinking and tasting when cooking.When preparing meals this Christmas try and avoid having the bottle of wine beside your glass.You will be less likely to keep topping up your glass and the bottle might last you longer than stuffing the turkey.When preparing the food try and limit the amount of tasting that you do, a taste isn’t a turkey leg while basting.Walk it offFinally and on a more serious note.If you are going to indulge yourself over the festive season, try at least to get up the following morning/afternoon and go for a walk.You will be burning up a few of the previous night’s treats and it is something that you and your partner, friend or family can do that might just last into the new year and become a habit that you could keep.Lastly, enjoy yourself and be safe this festive season!Contact me through the link below and we can arrange a chat where we can map out what you want to achieve in 2015. #TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO AVOID CHRISTMAS WEIGHT GAIN was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CHristmaseatingemmet rushefitness columnpartiesweight gain