“Who was going to tell this boy that he was going to play for Madrid?”

first_imgOn April 20, 2013, José Mourinho debuted a 21-year-old young midfielder with the Real Madrid first team. It was against Betis, on day 32 of LaLiga Santander. Before, he had already debuted with Castilla, with whom he had played the initial stretch of the season. Since then, seven years of success have passed and Casemiro wanted to remember it on his Twitter account. The Brazilian midfielder published an image of his early years in the world of soccer, when he played for Moreira Sport. In addition, it has added the following text: “Who was going to tell this boy that he was going to debut with Real Madrid. Seven years already …“The hastagh Hala Madrid added to this message.Since then, he has worn the first team elastic a total of 229 times, he has scored a total of 22 goals and has distributed 17 assists. Beyond statistics, the Brazilian midfielder has been the protagonist in the golden age of Champions. He has four on his record, one League, a Cup of the King, three Mundialitos, two Super cups from Spain, two of Europe and still many years ahead.last_img read more

Russian in Marina del Rey guilty in marriage fraud

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAdams’ arraignment was continued until Dec. 24. In late 2005 and early 2006, Kalinina allegedly posted eight advertisements on the Craigslist Web site saying she wanted to marry a U.S. citizen solely to obtain permanent resident status, according to federal prosecutors. Kalinina offered her would-be husbands up to $15,000, prosecutors said. The ads purportedly read: “Green Card Marriage — Will pay $300/month Total: $15,000” and “This is strictly platonic business offer, sex not involved. NOT required to live together.” Adams responded to Kalinina’s advertisements in January 2006 and agreed to enter into the sham marriage with her, prosecutors said. One month later, the pair were married in a ceremony performed by Kalinina’s live-in boyfriend, Dmitri Chavkerov, an Internet-ordained minister, prosecutors said. A 25-year-old Russian national living in Marina del Rey who allegedly paid to lease a new Ford Mustang to a U.S. citizen so he would pretend to be her husband pleaded not guilty today to charges of marriage fraud. Yuliya Mikhailovna Kalinina appeared for her arraignment in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles this morning. Kalinina and her co-defendant, 30-year-old U.S. citizen Benjamin Claude Adams, were arrested on Nov. 29 after they allegedly entered into a sham marriage so she could become a permanent resident. Adams, a West Los Angeles resident, and Kalinina were arrested at their respective homes by agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Later, Kalinina allegedly leased a new Ford Mustang for Adams. If convicted of marriage fraud, both could be sentenced to up to five years in federal prison.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Olympics will be diminished without Russian athletes: Sports Ministry

first_imgRussia’s Sports Ministry said on Friday it was extremely disappointed by the IAAF’s decision to uphold a ban of all Russian track-and-field athletes from international competition and the Rio Olympics would be diminished by their absence.”Clean athletes’ dreams are being destroyed because of the reprehensible behaviour of other athletes and officials,” the ministry said in a statement.”We have done everything possible since the ban was first imposed to regain the trust of the international community … We have nothing to hide and feel we had met the IAAFs conditions for re-entry.”PUTIN DENIES SPONSORED DOPING PROGRAMMEMeanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied the existence of any state-sponsored doping programme in the country amid a series of doping allegations that have battered the country’s sports community.”There is no support for doping at the state level and there can not be any,” Putin said at the annual St. Petersburg international economic forum held in Russia’s second largest city.He added that Moscow is “categorically against any doping,” and vowed to fight against doping in sport at the state level, reports Xinhua.In May, the New York Times published a report claiming that various Russian athletes had used banned substances during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi under a government-sponsored scheme.Putin said Russia’s prosecutor general’s Office and the investigative committee are conducting their own investigation into the report.last_img read more