Cristiano Ronaldo is flying home to Madeira to be with his mother in hospital after she suffered a stroke, reports in Portugal claimed today. Mother-of-four Dolores Aveiro is said to have been admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in Madeira just after 5am this morning. Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro (pictured with the football star last year) has reportedly been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke Local media say she is ‘conscious and stable.’ She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health. Reports say that the Juventus star is flying to the Portuguese island on a private jet today and will return to Italy tomorrow to play in a cup semi-final against Milan. One local report says Dolores has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This is the most common type of stroke. Reports say Dolores is resting after receiving mechanical thrombectomy, a technique which involves the removal of a blood clot from the artery through a catheter. Her family are said to have asked the regional health service to respect her privacy while she remains in intensive care at the hospital. There has been no comment by any of her four children, but wellwishers have offered the 65-year-old their support on social media. One said: ‘Get well soon Dolores. Portugal is with you.’ nother added: ‘Stay strong Dolores. Everything will be okay. We will be praying for you.’ New tests to evaluate her conditions and any side effects from the stroke she has reportedly suffered are not expected to take place until late this afternoon. One local TV report described the next 12 hours as ‘decisive’ and described Dolores’ stroke as ‘severe’. Sporting Lisbon, where Ronaldo started his senior career before he signed for Manchester United, wished Dolores a speedy recovery today. Ronaldo’s mother is an ambassador for the club’s foundation. The club said in a statement: ‘Sporting Clube de Portugal wishes Dolores Aveiro all the best and wishes she makes a speedy recovery.’ At the start of last year Dolores revealed she was ‘fighting for her life’ after a new cancer drama. She recovered from breast cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in 2007. In 2009, then-Manchester United star Ronaldo donated £100,000 to build a new cancer centre at the hospital where his mother was treated. 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She told a Portuguese TV station in a interview: ‘I was operated on another breast in Madrid, I’ve had radiotherapy and now I’m fighting for my life.’ There has been no official comment from the hospital today, and there was no immediate response to the news from the footballer’s representatives in Portugal. Dolores had looked happy and relaxed as she posed for these photos in recent days Two days ago, Dolores had looked happy and relaxed as she posed for a photo by a monument in Machico, a small city on Madeira’s east coast. The 65-year-old, who has more than two million followers on Instagram, wrote alongside the photo: ‘Happy Sunday to everyone.’ Her daughter Katia responded with a heart image and the words: ‘My darling mum.’ A follower responded: ‘Happy Sunday to you too Dolores. You’re looking very nice.’ The previous day she posted another photo thought to have been taken from the roof terrace of her home on the island with a message saying: ‘Good weekend to everyone. ‘Take advantage of this sun to enjoy a stroll, but don’t forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses.’ Dolores has been a devoted follower of her son’s career, frequently celebrating on the pitch with him after his footballing triumphs. ‘Ronaldo would not be where he is without his mother,’ said Francisco Afonso, Ronaldo’s first coach at the small local club CF Andorinha, in 2015. Last year, Dolores stood firmly by her son’s side when he was accused of rape in a now-abandoned criminal investigation. She said last February that she had ‘confidence in my son when it comes to what happened’ during the visit to Las Vegas at the centre of the claim. Cristiano Ronaldo with his mother Dolores in 2016, when the Portuguese football star was still playing for Real Madrid Read Also: Ronaldo caught up in coronavirus lockdown The mother-of-four also lashed out at Ronaldo’s American accuser, saying she ‘didn’t go to his hotel room to play cards’. Ronaldo is due to play in an Italian cup semi-final against AC Milan on Wednesday evening. The 35-year-old was born in Madeira and began his youth career there before moving to Sporting Lisbon. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Do you hate March Madness?It might seem like a ridiculous question for college basketball fans. After all, the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is a tradition rich with upsets, brackets and the occasional unforgettable buzzer-beater. How could anybody hate that? We don’t, but there are some things about March Madness that have run their course. It annoys us just enough that, the more we see it, the more we. …MORE: Sporting News’ March Madness CenterThat’s why Sporting News had to create a bracket about the 32 things we hate most about March Madness. We’ll vote all this week to determine what the one thing we hate most about the NCAA Tournament is.Sporting News will run a Twitter poll of each day this week (Monday, March 18, through Monday, March 25) until we find the “champion” among the 32 things we love to hate about the NCAA Tournament. That’s what March Madness is all about, right? How could anyone hate March Madness?We don’t — but we know some do.That’s why SN made an #IHateMarchMadness bracket: https://t.co/VX6nuY4mLP pic.twitter.com/9y4ULWk1oa— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 2019Here’s a region-by-region guide of our selections:I Hate March Madness BracketSocial Media Region Crying fan shots Northwestern kid. Piccolo girl. Who’s next?Crying Jordan memesMade by millennials who think LeBron had a better college basketball career.Drink cup complaint tweetsWe no longer care that you have to drink water out of a cup that says “NCAA” on it. Novelty brackets They have a bracket for everything but the bracket — including this bracket. How meta of us. Is that what meta means?Repeat commercialsWe know Enterprise will pick us up. We also have “That’s Spandau Ballet, man” is still stuck in our head from 2012. TruTV jokesChannel 148 on Dish. Channel 246 on DirecTV. We’re done. #CharbageWelcome to college basketball’s version of, “Is it a catch?”NBA trollsThe quality of play in the NBA is soooooo much better. Hey, did Anthony Davis get traded to Golden State yet?SN REMEMBERS:March Madness heartbreakers | Best March Madness memories”Trash” Talk Region’I called that 2-15 upset’We had the No. 2 seed in the Final Four and don’t want to hear it. ‘I don’t do brackets’OK, but you’re not some moral crusader. We like to waste our money, thank you very much.’My bracket is busted’How is it busted when the first set of games isn’t over yet?’I haven’t lost in any of my brackets’You’re already lying midway through Day 2.’A 5-12 upset happens every year'(All the No. 5 seeds won in 2018, by the way).Sudden basketball expertThey saw Markus Howard in eighth grade because he played for their brother’s friend’s cousin’s niece’s uncle. ‘One Shining Moment’ hot takesLuther sings. Highlights roll. Watch. Don’t watch. Move on. Please move on. One-and-done talkIn a million variations: “Imagine if Duke’s freshmen came back for their sophomore year.” Just leave Zion Williamson out of it, please. MORE: Best bracket names for 2019 tournament”Fix the Format” Region Expanded Selection ShowJust give us the picks! Now! Now! How about now? Dome game shootingU.S. Bank Stadium isn’t really a dome, so. … Play-in gamesWhy can’t be it be 64? Because you have to wait until Thursday morning to finish your bracket, that’s why. Sweet 16 games with double-digit seedsThey’re great to root for in the first weekend. Then you see the ratings on No. 12 vs. No. 13, which gets buried in the late slot on Sweet 16 weekend.Monday night title gameImagine if they did the Final Four on Thursday and Saturday. Now go do it. Bubble team talk/watch partiesThis is why the NIT was created.Weird tip-off timesDon’t worry, that 11:34 p.m. ET tip-off in San Jose will get over before the second round starts. We think. Weird courtsWhy do they have the NCAA logo on it? It’s the NCAA Tournament.MORE: Printable bracket for 2019 tournamentOverkill Region NBA guys in studioYou will tweet the second you see Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith talking about Purdue. Random in-game analystsWhy is that guy calling that game? You’ll have to Google to read more on Jim Spanarkel, too. Celebrity super-fansWe love Sister Jean, Bill Murray and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. We just don’t need to see them on camera every five seconds.Gonzaga’s seedingThis could be the third time they’ve been a No. 1 this decade. It’s old news now.UK’s seed/locationWithin 15 minutes of the Selection Show, John Calipari will let you know how you should think about it. Jim Nantz’s championship one-linerWhat pun works best with Zion? “And the shoe still fits”Cinderella, now happily married in the castle, will not be watching another tournament game until she gets her royalty check. Christian Laettner highlight What does Verne Lundquist say when the shot goes in?