Górnik Zabrze fans collect 25,000 euros to renew Igor Angulo

first_imgIgor Angulo has not yet decided whether or not to continue at Górnik Zabrze next season. As he revealed in AS, the Bilbao striker wants to continue in Poland but will not All coast. His contract ends next June and the club has already offered to renew for one more season. He will, however, only extend his commitment if he assures his permanence in the team until 2022. Polish and Turkish clubs will seek to take advantage of the situation.Meanwhile, Górnik Zabrze’s fans have mobilized to help the club improve its initial offer. Without going any further, the group “Partners Górnik” has offered 25,000 euros with the objective of ensuring the continuity of Igor Angulo in the mining sector. “Thanks to his goals we achieved promotion and thanks to him we reached the previous rounds of the Europa League. Who was the top scorer of the Ekstraklasa? Who has given us so many joys in the last decade? What foreign player has been so ingrained to the city? ”Reads the statement. In addition to the contribution, the group of fans has enabled an account number so that any fan can contribute money. The goal is to reach 75,000 euros. Igor Angulo arrived in 2016 at a Górnik Zabrze of Second Division and, with 17 goals, became the great architect of the ascent. In his second season he scored 23 goals that led the team to qualify for the previous phase of the Europa League and last season he was the top scorer of the Ekstraklasa with 18 goals. This course, Angulo has nine goals that keep the team away from the relegation zone.Aware that they could lose one of the best strikers in their history, Górnik Zabrze fans and especially the group G Górnik Partners ’have taken action. The age of Igor Angulo, who turns 36 in just a few weeks, is the great impediment to renewal. The club does not aspire to the highest paid player of its squad in 2022 being 38 years old. But with the help of the fans this story is something else. The outcome will occur in just a few weeks.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: NBA All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend

first_imgIn coordination with the All-Star weekend hosted by former NBA star and current Hornets owner Michael Jordan, the Jordan Brand is releasing a series of off-court footwear to honor the six-time NBA champion, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, led the North Carolina Tar Heels to a national championship and became a household name with the Chicago Bulls.One of the shoes, the Air Jordan Varsity Royal ($200, available now), celebrates Jordan’s legacy at Laney High School with a varsity royal, maize and light charcoal combination shoe.But the most popular shoe might be the re-release of what Jordan wore in the last All-Start game played in Charlotte in 1991 — the mostly black-and-red Jordan VI Infrared ($200, available Saturday).In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)“We wanted to pay homage to the most important parts of MJ’s journey and you can see that come to life with new and classic takes of Air Jordans for men and women,” said David Creech, the Jordan Brand vice president of design.Half of the 26 players selected to the All-Star game will be wearing Nike shoes.Five will wear Jordan Brand, three will sport Adidas, two Under Armour and one each player each will represent New Balance, Anta and the Chinese apparel company Li-Ning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Curry’s “Coy Fish” shoe ($130, available Friday), for instance, resembles the vibrant koi fish — and the story of when Curry and former Davidson Wildcats teammate Steve Rossiter decided to jump into the koi fish pond at a local Japanese restaurant while out celebrating one night. Curry was the decoy in the escapade, distracting the hostess while Rossiter jumped in the water and tried to grab one of the koi fish.Unfortunately for Curry and Rossiter, the security surveillance tape captured the antics and it got back to Davidson coach Bob McKillop.“We were in the gym running sprints for a good two hours,” Curry says on the Under Armour website.McKillop also made the players go back to the steakhouse and stand at the front door and greet customers for four hours.Durant’s shoe line is named after his favorite aunt, who died of lung cancer in 2000, so any new release has a personal meaning to him. The KD 11 Aunt Pearl ($150, available Thursday).ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities — and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out.When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he’ll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the names of 59 cancer survivors with inspiring stories.ADVERTISEMENT In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry decided to poke fun at his own mischievous nature with his shoe selection, unveiling the Under Armour Curry 6 “Coy Fish” colorway depicting the time he and a former college teammate found themselves in a little trouble for pulling a prank at a Japanese steakhouse.This undated image provided by Under Armour shows the shoes that Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)All-Star shoe fashion may not be as big as it once was, but it’s still a real thing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe shoes players wear are still considered as big of a deal as the All-Star game itself for a loyal niche of fans in the basketball community known as “sneakerheads” — even though the overall market for basketball shoes may not be what it was a decade ago.In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Regardless, the stories behind them add meaning to the shoes. 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(Adidas via AP)While the unveiling of new shoes at the NBA All-Star game is a bit like Christmas morning for some shoe collectors, one industry advisor says it isn’t likely to resonate with American consumers.“Basketball shoes are not in fashion anymore,” said Matt Powell, of the Sports NPD Group who has been doing research in the area of shoes for more than two decades.This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)Powell said the trend away from basketball shoes began around 2015 and that sales have continued to slide. He said basketball shoe sales in the United States declined in “the low teens” in 2017 and in the “high single digits” last year.He doesn’t expect the trend to change regardless of how fancy the new line of basketball shoes unveiled this weekend in Charlotte.This undated image provided by Adidas shows the shoe that Houston Rockets’ James Harden will wear during the 68th NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (Adidas via AP)Still, players continue to compete off the court in a shoe market where sometimes the flashier the better. So there will be a bevy of multicolored ones on display.Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and Boston’s Kyrie Irving might don the most vibrant shoes.In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Irving will wear red, blue, black, yellow and white Kyrie 5 X Rokit by Nike ($190, available Saturday), which combines the skate and hoop culture to showcase the crossover between the sports.Westbrook will celebrate his eighth NBA All-Star selection with a special edition colorway of his Jordan Brand Why Not Zer0.2 shoes ($125, available Sunday) that features a bold combination of black, red, light and dark blue and lime green.In this undated image provided by Nike, a shoe that Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook will wear for the NBA All-Star Game is shown. The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 17, 2019. (Nike via AP)Like most of the players, Westbrook has input into the design of his shoes, saying on the Nike website that “every colorway has a meaning behind it that is special to me. … I wanted to take that storytelling to the next level with an exposed tag that helps illustrate the meaning behind the colors used.’” Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIESlast_img read more