Video: Iranian child offers himself to Barcelona as ‘new’ Messi

first_imgArat Hosseini had everyone on social media talking again after posting a video of an expertly executed overhead kick, which he dedicated to Lionel Messi. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone Read Also: Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workouts Arat’s father, who is himself responsible for training the youth, also wrote about his son’s future ambitions. “He dreams of playing for Barcelona every night,” he said. “He compares himself to Messi and always says he wants to be like Leo when he grows up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The young Iranian addressed the Barcelona star before pulling off yet another impressive piece of skill. “Thanks Arat,” Messi responded. “I see a lot of class there. “Awesome. A hug.” The child didn’t take long to thank the Argentinian before adding: “I hope to play for Barca one day”.Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse looking to prevent Clemson from ‘beating them twice’ against Western Michigan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Dino Babers admitted that during his team’s 41-6 loss to Clemson, there were some exciting parts of Saturday’s game. And through three quarters, his team played well. There were too many parts of the game that weren’t so exciting for Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast), however, that took the Orange out of the contest. Following a loss to the Tigers for the second-straight year, Babers’ message to his team is the same as 2018’s defeat.“It happened last year,” Babers said on Monday. “Clemson can beat you once, but don’t let Clemson beat you twice.”The fourth-year head coach was describing the Orange’s overtime loss to unranked Pittsburgh last season, in the game immediately following their 27-23 loss to the  Tigers. Syracuse lost to the Panthers because of a hangover of sorts following its heartbreaking loss to Clemson, Babers suggests.He’s hoping to prevent that sort of let down this season when Western Michigan (2-1) visits the Carrier Dome for the first time in program history on Saturday. The two teams faced off in last year’s season-opener in Kalamazoo, when an early SU lead turned into a high-scoring affair. Three rushing touchdowns by the Orange pushed them out to a 34-7 lead at halftime, but 21 unanswered points by the Broncos closed the gap to six points 10 minutes into the second half. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Two different halves, one half our way, one half their way,” Babers said of last year’s matchup with WMU. “I’m looking forward to playing them once again knowing that coach (Tim) Lester knows a lot about this place and there’s 4-5 guys left on this team that were here when he was here.”Lester served as SU’s quarterbacks coach in 2013 and its offensive coordinator from 2014-2015 on Scott Shafer’s coaching staff and has Western Michigan’s offense firing on all cylinders after a 57-10 win over Georgia State on Saturday. The victory featured a school-record seven rushing touchdowns by the Broncos, who are 25th in the country in scoring offense. That doesn’t bode well for the Orange defense, which is 10th-worst in the country in stopping the run. While SU did show signs of improvement defensively versus Clemson, its offense still struggled to move the ball consistently. Babers chalked the struggles up to too many inconsistencies and breakdowns at times when Syracuse could least afford them, but believes that the Orange’s offense is close to figuring it out. “I don’t think we’re that far off, once again,” Babers said. “The guys we were playing were really good…Our defense I thought did a nice job, our special teams did a nice job. We didn’t score enough points.”He suggested that the passing game’s issues so far this season have directly affected the play of the running backs, who combined for three touchdowns in Syracuse’s season opener against Liberty. Since the win over the Flames, the Orange have rushed for a combined 85 net rushing yards with a long run of 13 yards and no scores. Opposing teams are taking away SU’s running game because they don’t believe the passing game can beat them, and that’s proved to be a successful strategy versus Syracuse thus far. Against a Western Michigan team that will likely employ its same strategy from last year, nearly taking down the Orange last season, Babers is wary of the potential for an upset.“They proved last year that they’re capable of scoring points and they can get us into a shootout,” Babers said. “And they’re not afraid of us…we expect a very hungry opponent that can beat us, and we better come ready to go.”Injury notesBabers said that starting cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu left Saturday’s game with an “owie” and hasn’t had an opportunity to find out the details of it, but hopes Melifonwu will be ready to go versus WMU.Center Sam Heckel, who started SU’s season-opener before getting injured and missing the next two games, will probably be in the same situation (a game-time decision) as he was versus Clemson.Babers was awaiting word later in the day on Monday on the status of defensive lineman McKinley Williams, who has missed all three games this season with a leg injury.center_img Published on September 16, 2019 at 3:54 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard, Clippers fall to new-look Timberwolves

first_img Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Minnesota led by as many as 26 points in the second half. Los Angeles didn’t get closer than 17. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum The most high-profile addition, point guard D’Angelo Russell, did not play. Russell, who was acquired in a trade with Golden State on Thursday, sat out with a right quad contusion.Minnesota still had plenty of shooting. Ten Timberwolves players hit 3s, setting a franchise record. Beasley, who arrived in a four-team trade Wednesday, made a career-high seven 3s.The Timberwolves shot 15 for 25 from 3-point range in the first half and took an 81-59 lead into halftime. The 81 points were a franchise record for points in a half and the most allowed by the Clippers in a half this season.Beasley was 6 for 9 on 3s and scored 20 points in the first half.Related Articles Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ center_img PreviousMinnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie reacts after his team scored another basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard (2) drives the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Los Angeles Clippers Paul George (13) tries to shoot against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Naz Reid in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) knocks the ball out of the hands of Minnesota Timberwolves’ Naz Reid in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver (23) puts the ball in the basket against Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jordan McLaughlin (6) drives the ball around Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell smiles after addressing team fans prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie reacts after his team scored another basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie reacts after his team scored another basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard (2) drives the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)NextShow Caption1 of 8Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard (2) drives the ball around Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jarrett Culver in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)ExpandMINNEAPOLIS — Former USC Trojan Jordan McLaughlin scored a career-high 24 points, Malik Beasley added 23 in his Minnesota debut and the new-look Timberwolves snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 142-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.Karl-Anthony Towns just missed a triple-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for the Timberwolves, who won for the first time since Jan. 9. McLaughlin added a career-high 11 assists as Minnesota scored its highest point total of the season thanks to a franchise-record 26 3-pointers.Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points and Paul George had 21 for the Clippers, who had a three-game win streak snapped.The Timberwolves turned over more than half their roster before Thursday’s trade deadline. Three separate trades Wednesday and Thursday sent out seven players and brought in eight. TIP-INSClippers: Forward Marcus Morris, acquired in a trade with New York on Thursday, did not play. Guard Patrick Beverly missed the game with a right groin injury. … The game was the start of a four-game road trip for Los Angeles.Timberwolves: Forward Jake Layman missed his 37th consecutive game with a left toe sprain. Forward Evan Turner, acquired in a four-team trade Wednesday, is not with the team. … Russell addressed the crowd prior to tipoff. The nine 3-pointers Minnesota made in the first quarter were a franchise record for one quarter.UP NEXTClippers: At Cleveland on Sunday. Los Angeles has won the last three meetings.Timberwolves: At Toronto on Monday. The Raptors have won the last four meetings. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more