Football News Emiliano Sala, Argentine footballer, confirmed dead after cops identify body

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The investigators had recovered a body underwater from the wreckage of a plane carrying the Argentine footballer in the Channel and transported it to the British mainland on Thursday for identification. Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that bad weather meant they were unable to recover the plane and as a result it was closing down the operation.The light aircraft was carrying the 28-year-old footballer to his new Premier League team Cardiff City when it disappeared near the British island of Guernsey on January 21, along with 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson. Sala’s disappearance prompted an outpouring of grief across the footballing world, including at his former club Nantes in France where the plane was flying from.After search operations were suspended, a shipwreck hunter hired by Sala’s family with funds donated by football stars such as Lionel Messi found the wreckage on Sunday. The body was taken to Portland Harbour in southern England on board the Geo Ocean III offshore supply ship.It was then stretchered into a silver van, with Dorset Police confirming it had “left the boat and left the port”, before being taken to a nearby mortuary for identification and a post-mortem. “This morning… the body was brought to Portland Port, Dorset, as this is the nearest part of the British mainland to where the plane was located,” said the police statement.The AAIB, who took over the operation, had on Monday confirmed that an unidentified body had been found at the site. New Delhi: Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala was confirmed dead after the investigators identified the body recovered from the plane wreckage today. According to the Dorset Police, the body brought to UK’s Portland Port has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala. The families of Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time, the police said in a statement. On Monday 21 January 2019 a plane carrying both men was flying from Nantes to Cardiff when it lost contact with Air Traffic Control, north of Guernsey.The news has sent shockwaves in the world of football. Sala’s sister Romina posted a heart-breaking message on Instagram. “Your soul in my soul it will shine forever thus illuminating the time of my existence. I love you, tito,” Romina wrote.last_img read more

‘Proud’ Sablan asks for another season: Tigers will be ready next year

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We went on a rebuilding process, and the transition these players had to go through with having different coaches wasn’t easy and we had to start it from there. These players, wherever they end up, I know they will be good people. They won’t get into fights and they won’t start fights. That’s the values of UST that was instilled to us, to just play our game. Even though we’re banged up, we won’t retaliate. That’s the lesson I taught them, to be good people.”Sablan shared that he really tried his best to expose his wards to the best competition he can get in preparation for the season, taking UST to different leagues nationwide just for the team to be tested.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I did my part. I did my best. I took them everywhere just for us to play. Agusan, Davao, Malolos, Baguio, Subic, Pampanga, Cabanatuan, Laguna — we all played there because we knew that we lack in experience and exposure and for us to have that, we have to play,” he said.However, Sablan didn’t get the results he wanted. UST had a habit of losing early leads and faltering in the end as the inexperience showed. Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a nightmare of a season for University of Santo Tomas but head coach Boy Sablan can sleep well at night knowing he had instilled good values in his players.“Even though we’re 1-13, I’m proud of these boys,” Sablan said on the heels of the Growling Tigers’ 88-85 win over University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “We can’t finish games. That’s where maturity and experience comes into play. All of the factors when it comes to our rebuilding process have worked against us,” Sablan lamented.But through it all, Sablan believed the losses will toughen his players in the long run.He is also proud of the progress of his players, who he claimed to have blossomed under his watch.“I’m happy for these players that we got a win. You know why? Because you can see their individual improvement in their time under me,” said Sablan, who raved about the development of some of his players like Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo, Eric Caunan and rookies Vaughn Soriano and Martin Romero.Amid talks of his ouster, Sablan pleaded for another chance as he sees a better UST team ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “I think you will all agree that one year isn’t enough to rebuild a team like this. It would be easier if we had a Kevin Ferrer or an Ed Daquioag, but we don’t. People are expecting us to deliver, but chemistry needs time to jell,” he said.“In a year’s time, those things have to happen with a longer period for us to bond. That’s why I’m saying for next year, give us another year, these guys will be ready.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson La Salle shows no quit in comeback win over Ateneo Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READlast_img read more