Portland Timbers’ Dairon Asprilla pulls off amazing bicycle kick goal against San Jose Earthquakes

Dairon Asprilla, take a bow.

The Portland Timbers forward submitted a late entry for Major League Soccer’s goal of the year with an amazing, must-see bicycle kick goal from outside the 18-yard box against the stunned San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

The frenetic play started when Earthquakes goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski spilled the ball and Asprilla was able to recover the rebound. With Marcinkowski well outside of the goalmouth, Asprilla took the rebound and launched the ball over the goalkeeper’s head and in for an incredible goal.

Dairon Asprilla scores a bicycle kick goal during the second half against the San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park.

Dairon Asprilla scores a bicycle kick goal during the second half against the San Jose Earthquakes at Providence Park.

Asprilla’s goal conveniently occurred right in front of Portland’s famed supporters’ section, the Timbers Army, and Asprilla sprinted over to share his celebration with the boisterous fans. He was presented with a yellow card for an excessive celebration. It was totally worth it.


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NCAA women’s basketball tournament to be held in San Antonio

The San Antonio area will host the full NCAA women's basketball tournament.

The San Antonio region will host the entire NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

The move Friday was made to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and matches that of the men’s tournament, which the NCAA said last month will be played in the Indianapolis area.

The tournament will still feature 64 teams and will run from March 21 through April 4. The NCAA will use five sites for the opening round, including the University of Texas, which is 80 miles from San Antonio, as a venue.

The Alamodome will host games for every round, with two courts in use at the building. The Sweet 16, Elite Eight and Final Four will be played there as well as the national championship.

No decision has been made yet on whether fans can attend.

“We appreciate the historical significance of moving the entire championship to one region and want to

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24 Hour Fitness Permanently Closing Four San Francisco Locations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The national gym chain 24 Hour Fitness has filed for bankruptcy and is permanently closing more than 100 locations, including four in San Francisco. The locations planning to remain closed:

  • Alemany Sport, 3951 Alemany Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94132

  • Market Street, 2145 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114

  • Noe Valley FitLite, 3800 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94114

  • North Point, 350 Bay St., San Francisco, CA 94133

“If it were not for COVID-19 and its devastating effects, we would not be filing for Chapter 11,” CEO Tony Ueber said in a statement. “We expect to have substantial financing with a path to restructuring our balance sheet and operations to ensure a resilient future.”

Despite the forced closures, 24 Hour Fitness said Monday in its Chapter 11 filings that it has secured $250 million in funding to support the reopening of its other locations by the end

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