Cabaye speaks of battle with depression

first_img Cabaye joined the Magpies in 2011 and ended his impressive first season by joining up with his national squad for Euro 2012, but the non-stop season took its toll. Cabaye said that only a groin injury which sidelined him for much of the current campaign gave him time to recuperate and recover from his illness. Cabaye added: ‘Depression? I am not afraid to say that. It was that. I started with Newcastle in June 2012 and for the very first time, I didn’t have any winter break so then to resume in July 2012, it was very difficult. “Maybe it is difficult to start again after a big competition such as the Euros, but my body didn’t allow me to do what I wanted to do.” Cabaye explained how his groin injury and resulting surgery allowed him to go home to Lille and spend time with friends. It was that overdue period away from the game that helped nurse him back to full health. Cabaye said: “Physically I feel perfectly fine now and I am keen to fight for the club. I want to give twice as much to save the club from the drop. I want to prove to the fans that they can trust me and I can defend the Newcastle colours. “Now that episode is over, I have much more fun going to daily training sessions. I realise how lucky I am.” And the Frenchman said he was “reassured” by reading books by Jonny Wilkinson and Rafael Nadal, who had both been through similar experiences. Cabaye told L’Equipe: “I was reassured by reading the books of Jonny Wilkinson and Rafael Nadal, who both talked about the same thing. They talked about post-competition depression and the need to have a break.” Press Associationcenter_img Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has revealed how he overcame a battle with depression brought on by a rigorous club and country schedule last year.last_img read more

Giants draft picks 2020: Who did New York take? Full list of NFL Draft selections

first_imgThe Giants may have had a disappointing 4-12 season in 2019, but they were able to address a lot of important needs in the 2020 NFL Draft.The first order of business: getting quarterback Daniel Jones some protection on the offensive line. New York got that done with the fourth overall pick, taking Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas. MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Team-by-team grades | Winners & losersGiants draft picks 2020: Who did New York pick?Round 1, Pick No. 4:  Andrew Thomas, LT, GeorgiaRound 2, Pick No. 36:  Xavier McKinney, S, AlabamaRound 3, Pick No. 99:  Matt Peart, OT, UConnRound 4, Pick No. 110:  Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLARound 5, Pick No. 150:  Shane Lemieux, G, OregonRound 6, Pick No. 183:  Cam Brown, OLB, Penn StateRound 7, Pick No. 218:  Carter Coughlin, LB, MinnesotaRound 7, Pick No. 238:  T.J. Brunson, ILB, South CarolinaRound 7, Pick No. 247:  Chris Williamson, CB, MinnesotaRound 7, Pick No. 255:  Tae Crowder, LB, GeorgiaGiants 2020 NFL Draft orderRoundPick No.142363994110515061837218723872477255MORE:  Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQGiants NFL Draft needsOffensive tackle:  GM Dave Gettleman’s last two first round picks have been quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley. It seems it would make the most sense to protect those investments. Safety:  The Giants have Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love as their starting safeties, a formidable duo, but far from elite. Edge:  The Giants need edge rushers to get after the quarterback. They’re strong up the middle with Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence, but they lack the pure athlete to get around the edge. Linebacker:  If New York doesn’t go with an offensive lineman at No. 4, Isaiah Simmons could fill a void at linebacker and safety.Giants mock draft 2020Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Giants, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft :RoundPick No.PlayerPositionCollege14Isaiah SimmonsLBClemson236Antoine Winfield Jr.SMinnesota399Ben BartchOTSt. Johns (MN)4110Donovan Peoples-JonesWRMichigan5150Jason StrowbridgeEDGENorth Carolina6183James RobinsonRBIllinois St.7218Stephen SullivanTELSU7238Carter CoughlinEDGEMinnesota7247Trajan BandyCBMiami7255Trystan Colon-CastilloGMissouri Next, the Giants needed to add an elite talent in the secondary. They got that with their second-round pick in Alabama safety Xavier McKinney. New York rounded out day two with a second offensive tackle, Connecticut’s Matt Peart. On day three, they added four linebackers, a pair of conrers and an offensive linemanHere’s a look at the Giants’ 2020 NFL Draft:last_img read more

Funeral set for first female lieutenant governor of Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES — The funeral for former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Jo Ann Zimmerman is set for late tomorrow morning in Des Moines.Zimmerman was the last independently elected lieutenant governor and the first woman to hold the office. She ran for governor in 1990, but ended her campaign and became Democratic gubernatorial nominee Don Avenson’s running mate. That was the first election nominees for governor and lieutenant governor ran together as a team, as the president and vice president do.Zimmerman, the first nurse elected to the Iowa legislature, was also the co-founder of a group called DAWN to help Democratic women get elected to public office.Zimmerman’s funeral will be held at the First Christian Church in Des Moines. A visitation with her family will held at the church today from 4-7 p.m.last_img read more