Ronaldo looks to end struggles

first_img Jeered by crowd He was jeered by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after another disappointing performance in a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Ronaldo has scored only two goals in the Spanish league – in a 5-2 win against Osasuna in September and a 6-1 rout at Real Betis two weeks ago. He also scored two goals in the Champions League, one in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund and one in a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, when his free-kick goal started a late rally. The 31-year-old was among the Madrid players rested in the team’s 7-1 win over Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. He is set to return to the line-up today when Zidane’s team tries to defend its Spanish league lead against promoted Alaves. Sevilla, one point behind Madrid, plays at Sporting Gijon also today, while third-place Barcelona hosts last-place Granada. Fourth-place Villarreal plays at Eibar on Sunday, and fifth-place AtlÈtico Madrid, which led the league entering the last round, hosts M·laga on Saturday. MADRID (AP): The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend was about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump. Real Madrid lead the league ahead of their match at Alaves today but not thanks to Ronaldo’s recent performances. The forward is enduring his worst start to a season since joining Madrid in 2009, having scored only four goals in nine matches. “When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Madrid reserve forward Alvaro Morata said. “For us, he is the most important player in the team, and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine. He is a human being. Even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.” Ronaldo also scored five goals in two games with Portugal, against Andorra and the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying, but that’s no reprieve to the demanding Madrid fans.last_img read more

Miner remanded on murder charge

first_imgA miner was on Thursday remanded to prison after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a murder charge.Accused Michael Melville being escorted out of the courtroom by a Police OfficerPolice Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield revealed that during the period of December 2, 2015 and December 5, 2015, it was alleged that Michael Melville, 31, murdered Jose Oliveira Silva while at Arau Landing, Wenamu River, Essequibo.The accused was not required to plead to the indictable charge and was remanded to prison until March 20, 2018.Melville was previously charged for the said murder, but the matter was discharged since the witnesses failed to appear; however, the charge was reinstituted.last_img read more

Palumbo and Walczak Named MVC Doubles Team of the Week for Second Time

first_imgST. LOUIS – Carmen Palumbo (McLean, Va.) and Daria Walczak (Lodz, Poland) of the Drake University women’s tennis team are the Missouri Valley Conference Doubles Team of the Week, the MVC office announced Tuesday, April 9. This is the second time this season the pair are the MVC’s top doubles team after previously winning it on Feb. 19. Drake hosts its final home match Saturday against Valparaiso. First serve at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center is scheduled for 11 a.m. Print Friendly Version Last week, Palumbo and Walczak went 2-0 and helped Drake split its first two MVC matches. They claimed a 7-5 win over Reghan Lynch/Claudia Toledo of UNI in the No. 1 match in a 6-1 victory over the Panthers. They followed that with a 6-3 win over Alye Darter/Mara Presot of Missouri State in the No. 2 match in a close 4-3 defeat to the Bears. The perfect week improved the pair’s record to 11-7 together.last_img read more