“I wanted my contract with Barça to continue”

first_imgThe Turk adds that Lionel Messi is the best player he played in his career. “It is not necessary to say anything else about Messi. He is the best player I have ever seen. I also admire Iniesta, for her field skills. In Atlético, Koke is a very important player. He has managed to be in the first team in Atlético and has become a leader. I was impressed with his growth, “he said.Arda Turan also praised Radamel Falcao, who was his partner in Atlético: “He is an exceptional striker. I said the same thing when I was injured. I talked to him a few times over the phone to sign for Galatasaray. Now he has to do what he has to do as a striker, scored goals and assists, he is one of the best in the world, I always help him. I invited him to my birthday with his family and we celebrated it together. I also helped Adriano when he was at Besiktas and Diego Ribas at Fenerbahce, “he said. Arda Turan has made statements about his future at the football level and emphasized the fact that he is still a player of FC Barcelona. “I am now a Barcelona player because of the contract. It was a mutual decision. I wanted to continue my contract with Barça. Probably I will continue playing in a foreign team next season, outside of Turkey but, if Galatasaray calls me, I’m ready to meet and without conditions. Galatasaray is the only club that I would not put conditions on, “he said.Arda Turan said that the league title with Atlético de Madrid is the most special trophy of his professional career. “Frankly it was an exceptional success for me. We won the league with Atlético against Real Madrid with Ronaldo and Barca with Messi. It was a fantastic season. We also got five or six drinks in Europe. I think that the beginning of this successful era is the Copa del Rey that we won at the Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid. It is special for me. It makes me proud as the victory against Islanda that we achieved with Turkey. The Copa del Rey is very special for me, “he said recalling his stage as a rojiblanco.From there he took Cholo Simeone, which Arda Turan considers very special. “Both Fatih Terim and Diego Pablo Simeone are very special technicians. Cholo never gives up. He is a leader and a person full of energy. He can convey his idea to his players in a very intense way. He is always able to motivate you. In my career, Terim and Simeone are the first. “last_img read more

Pacman may end up fighting Alvarado

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWhile Manny Pacquiao doesn’t find Mike Alvarado a palatable foe on April 14, the eight-division world champion may yet sign the contract being dangled by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.That’s because agreeing to fight Alvarado rather than his opponent of choice, Lucas Matthysse, will assure Pacquiao of a bigger, more rewarding fight against either Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko in November.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “That’s going to be up to Mr. Pacquiao,” Arum said. “I’m going to be like Switzerland having both of these guys. Both can make good money fighting Pacquiao and I’m going to let Manny, assuming everything works out in April, make the decision.”Pacquiao must hurdle Alvarado first if he wants another megabuck bout.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And to make the offer even more enticing, Pacquiao will be given the leeway to choose between Crawford or Lomachenko, both of whom are regarded among the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.Preferring to pit his fighters against each other, Arum has Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) calendared to battle Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) in an ESPN card headlined by Crawford against Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 86-year-old Arum expects Pacquiao to score an impressive win, even via knockout, over Alvarado, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.Arum told Ring TV.com that Pacquiao’s fight in the fall will be against either Crawford, provided that he beats Horn, or Lomachenko.center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Padda hopes Lady Falcons find groove vs champs Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

HeartStopping Sex Forget About It

first_img(Credit: Shutterstock)During sex, the heart races, blood pressure rises and the breath quickens, sometimes to a pant. Muscles tense and euphoric feelings flood the brain.This is not a time to be thinking, “I hope my heart doesn’t stop.”But according to cardiologists, male patients over 50 during checkups sometimes ask what the chance is of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest during sexual intercourse. The concern is based on the heightened physiology experienced (racing heart, contracted muscles, etc.), but also the misconception that sex, even the steamy kind, is physically demanding. A 2013 study in PLOS One discovered that people tend to think they expend more energy during sex than they really do.Is sex comparable to, say, performing strengthening exercises for 40 minutes, or walking a treadmill for 30 minutes? Not quite. Sex involves moderate exertion for a brief period, says Sumeet Chugh, a cardiologist and coauthor of a study on cardiac arrest and sex published in November in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Sex is “comparable to climbing two flights of stairs,” he says.Sex won’t keep you physically fit, but it does have physical consequences. The study in PLOS One, which involved young adult men and women, equated the energy expenditure of sex to moderate intensity for a short duration. Men in the trial burned on average 101 calories and women 69 calories during sex (including foreplay and intercourse), which is about the number of calories in one or two whole-grain bisquits. These same men and women burned 276 calories and 213 calories, respectively, during 30 minutes on a treadmill.So sex is marginal exercise and won’t make you thinner, but the good news is that it’s unlikely to stop your heart, either – regardless of your age, the study in American College of Cardiology found.The paper looked at results from the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study that examined sudden cardiac arrests, or SCAs, in the region of Portland, Ore., from 2002 to 20015. SCAs involve a short circuit in the heart causing “electrical chaos” and is lethal 90 percent of the time, Chugh says. In the United States, 300,000 people die each year from SCAs. The condition is different from a heart attack, which involves a plumbing problem in the organ.Of the 4,500 adults suffering SCA, 34 occurred during or minutes after sex. Thirty-two were men, mostly middle aged and with a history of heart disease. These were more likely to be African-American men when compared to the overall SCAs in the study.Among people having a SCA, 1 in 100 men and 1 in 1,000 women might experience the attack during or soon after sex, the study found. “We expected low risk, but our findings indicate that risk of sudden cardiac arrest with sexual activity is extremely low — a most reassuring finding that will help healthcare providers communicate with concerned patients based on real data,” Chugh says.Though this study looked only at SCAs, other studies have shown that the risk of having a heart attack during or soon after sex is also very low.“The individuals most at risk are those who have some severe form of heart disease and who are not habituated to exercise,” Chugh says. “Mostly this includes patients over 50.”An additional risk for SCA or heart attack involves the sexual circumstances, though this wasn’t part of Chugh’s study. A cheating spouse wining and dining his lover ups the ante of a heart episode.“A large proportion of these encounters occur with extra-marital partners and often happen in the setting of alcohol and food intake,” Chugh says.last_img read more