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The only regret for the Knicks from Patrick Ewing is not knowing that everything is over



The only regret for the Knicks from Patrick Ewing is not knowing that everything is over

Years later, Patrick Ewing would sit next to a long oak table in the corner of the Georgetown basketball office. He spoke with great enthusiasm for his present passion, training his alma mater. He talked about the difficulty of folding in the trunk of the storage of all the memories he saved as a player.

“My life is a coach now,” he said, laughing. “Nobody wants to hear me tell old war stories. These people [he pointed toward the Hoyas’ practice gym] just want to fool me about how short my shorts are when I play here. “

There is testimony to support Ewing’s words; Georgetown is a Nike school, and that means there is an Air Jordan logo on his shirt, and his sweatpants, and the jacket he wears to the office, there is a large silhouette of Michael Jordan as the flight is dominating one wall.

“I can’t avoid it,” he said, laughing. “But business is business.”

Even so, Ewing admitted only one regret that occasionally slipped from the locked memory boxes, which were still eating it.

“I wish I knew I was playing my last game as Knick when I played it,” he said. “I want to take some mental pictures about it.”

The smile grew melancholy.

“What I know is that the season ends with losses,” he said. “Again.”

He was injured again in the spring of 2000, because that was Ewing’s image as a Trinkets in the end: limping, limping, squinting, wrapped in ice, vulnerable on the trainer’s desk, tending to emerge from the Garden tunnel in a high place. – End the business suit like when warming up.

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Patrick Ewing sat in the dressing room after the Knicks lost to Pacers in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals.The AP

In 1998, he broke his right wrist, spending most of the year. In ’99, an Achilles bum robbed him from the last four Eastern Conference finals with Indiana, and all the Finals against San Antonio.

This time, it was tendinitis in his right leg. It flared up during the Knicks’ opening round of the Raptors, limiting their effectiveness during their seven annual war games with the Heat (although he got 20 points and 10 rebounds during a win, 7, game, win, dirty, 83-82 Game 7 win. In Miami ).

But against Pacers in the Eastern finals he injured himself early in Game 2, skipped Game 3 and 4 (both narrowly won the Knicks) and returned to help risk the Knicks to lead 18 points at Conseco Fieldhouse in Game 5 before the Pacers stormed back to win and crawl in the game of snatching Final.

On the morning of June 2, 2000, Post readers were greeted with an annual ritual this spring on page 1:


Ewing guaranteed the Knicks victory tonight

Sometimes it’s hard to remember how the Knicks were used to refresh the city. They haven’t won the title as a group, but they are the hardest in sports; Pacers learned that the hard way the previous year. There was little doubt that they would take care of business that night, then engage in some kind of epic passionate game two days later back at Indy.

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“I think it will only be one of those series for us,” Ewing said at the time. “This team is developing into difficulties. We will win. “

They did not win. They came out inspired for a quarter, allowing 19,763 in attendance to believe, but then the Pacers drove them out of court. Reggie Miller scored 34, a 5-for-7 shot out of 3. Dale Davis scored 16 rebounds. Final 93-80 but feels far, far worse. Indiana, Mark Jackson kisses Park floor in the last bell.

Ewing played 37 minutes in misery, scoring 18 points, winning 12 rebounds. When he was pulled at the end of the match, there was a bit of a commotion from the remnants of the crowd. As he walked towards the tunnel, he saw a familiar face working for the team for each of 1,174 matches he played as Knick.

“You are still that man,” he said to Ewing.

“No,” Ewing said, smiling, “no more.”

“You will still get your ring,” he said.

“I hope so,” he said, disappearing into the darkness, into the dressing room, where he would soon greet reporters in a familiar blue terrycloth robe, his feet buried in a dueling ice bucket, where he was immediately asked if he would become like that . back for the last year of his $ 16 million contract.

“I will,” he said.

She does not. That will take 110 days, but on September 20, the Knicks sent Ewing to Seattle on a four-team agreement which, in the near future, produced Glen Rice, Luc Longley and Travis Knight – and in the long run locked them in salary. close the jail where they languished for almost a decade. Ewing survived another two years, never looking right in the tacky colors of Sonics or Orlando Magic.

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Never got the ring. Or the last chapter he really wants.

In his office in Georgetown that Friday in October 2018 Patrick Ewing – who recently revealed that he had been treated for COVID-19 – reaffirmed what he said on the night of February 28, 2003, at Madison Square Garden, when his number, 33, was officially appointed to the rafters of Garden, taking the right place among the franchise giants.

“I’m a Knick,” he said. “I will always be a Knick.”

Twenty years ago Tuesday, without realizing it, he said goodbye to the chapter of his life. He hoped it could be different. He is not alone.

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Government approves strategy to combat “Portuguese underrepresentation” in Brussels



Government approves strategy to combat "Portuguese underrepresentation" in Brussels

This afternoon the Council of Ministers will approve a national strategy to combat what it considers “underrepresentation de Portugal” in European institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“There is a significant shortage of Portuguese, especially those working for the Commission,” explains the Secretary of State for European Affairs in statements to Renaissance🇧🇷 The problem, according to Thiago Antunes, is not limited to middle management: “This is the first time Portugal does not have a CEO in the European Commission”.

The government wants to “correct this imbalance and fight this deficit in order to win.”ability to influence in decisions.” But it is not possible to increase the number of vacancies for the Portuguese, if only because there are no national quotas for employees working in institutions.

To go to Brussels or even work in Portugal on a full-time basis, you need to pass a series of tests prepared by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). 🇧🇷These are very difficult competitions.with very concrete evidence,” the official explains.

The strategy will be based on several pillars: training, increasing grants and encouraging the mobility of civil servants. The Portuguese government is going to create a national training center to “better prepare our candidates for competitions”; to bet on “dissemination of opportunities; increase the balls (by quantity and value); and create a statute that allows those who work in the public administration of Portugal to move into the European public administration.

The aim is to achieve “greater representation” in the European Commission in order to have “greater influence” on the decision. Although the strategy is to strengthen the Portuguese presence in Brussels and the employees do not work for doesn’t matter that they are portuguese“, he defends.

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Fruits may not appear early or may not even be measurable. “It will take some time until we see results,” admits the former secretary of state to the prime minister. But the wait does not stop the Portuguese government. “We have to start right now,” Thiago Antunes insists, pointing to the demographic problem among those working in Brussels. “There are a lot of Portuguese who came in at the time of our accession and are now retiring.”

The strategy aims to reverse the cycle of loss of Portuguese representation among the 27. The diploma will be approved this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

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“His manager is Portuguese and…”; The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro “arranges” the problem in the protection of “Botafogo”



"His manager is Portuguese and...";  The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro "arranges" the problem in the protection of "Botafogo"


The defender must return from loan ahead of schedule, and the Glorioso coach will have to make a decision at the beginning of the preseason.

Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF.  First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.
Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF. First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.

With the end of the season Botafogo its reformulation is already underway with the participation of Luis Castro. Names like Carlinhos, for example, have already left General Severiano, but there is a tendency for the “purge” to continue a little longer. Especially with the return of borrowed athletes during the year.

goalkeeper case Diego Loureiro, who played on loan at Atlético GO, promoted to Serie B. Curiously, the Botafogo archer has a contract at Goiania until the end of 2023, but Dragao president Adson Batista is pessimistic about the player’s consistency.

“Diego Loureiro is a bit off because he still has a contract with Botafogo, his manager is Portuguese and he has a different vision.” said the director in an interview with radio Sagres from the capital of Goiás.

The goalkeeper played only two games for Atlético-GO, who were betting on Renan in the starting lineup. If he returns to Rio, Loureiro will likely see high competition in the black and white net as Luis Castro now has alternatives to Gatito Fernandes and Lucas Perry.

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Portuguese footballer, former Sporting player, flees the country



Portuguese footballer, former Sporting player, flees the country

Ruben Ribeiro is accused of domestic violence and was arrested two weeks ago. He left with a term of identity and residence and disappeared from the “trace” of the authorities.

Ruben Ribeiro left Portugal a few days after his arrest due to accusation of domestic violence.

The wife blamed the 35-year-old Portuguese footballer last month.

Woman introduced several episodes of physical and psychological abuse over the past few years – some of which in front of the couple’s three children.

The court considered that the football player’s wife was in danger and, therefore, arrested Ruben about two weeks ago, November 16th.

The midfielder was questioned by the referee, but later releasedindicating the identity and place of residence – with a ban on contact or approaching the victim and under electronic surveillance.

However, the player has disappeared. O morning Post indicates that the General Directorate of Reintegration and Prison Service went to the defendant’s house to install an electronic surveillance device, but when it arrived, the accused was not.

The player also received a phone call, but this never answered🇧🇷 He did not cooperate, according to the Porto Criminal Court.

The newspaper writes that Ruben Ribeiro is in Turkey – His club is Hatayspor, but the family is still in Portugal.

The court has not yet decided what it will do after that. violation of coercive measures – An international arrest warrant may be issued.

Despite this development, the wife’s lawyer assures that she ” trusting that institutions know how to ensure justice and adequate protection for victims.”

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Born in Porto, Rubén Ribeiro grew up playing for Boavista and the Leixoyes. Later distinguished himself in the service of river birdwhich brought him a move to Sporting.

He played in Alvalada for only half a season; was one of nine players who terminated the contract with the club after hitting the gym in Alkoshet, 2018.

ZAP //

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