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first_imgBoth teams started the Pacific Games on day 1 of hockey on a high note, winning their matches.Hockey has four teams taking part in the women’s competition while the men have five teams.Game 1 of  the women’s match at 1pm will see Vanuatu and Tonga play.In the men’s matches, Fiji will play Tonga at 4pm while Papua New Guinea will take on Vanuatu at 5:30pm.last_img


first_imgSergio Busquets: He ended up exhausted and having to be replaced in the final minutes. He endured 70 minutes doing a superb exercise of tempering and control of the rhythm of the game, taking out the ball with precision and always looking for the best solution. However, he tarnished his great game in the last ten minutes, when the physicist could not stand it anymore and was losing balls in high-risk areas.Arturo vidal: The Chilean completed a superlative game, surely the best of this season. Blunt without the ball and precise with the ball, he ate by himself a good part of the Atlético midfielders. He gave a huge pass to Piqué after a free kick from Messi, but the VAR ended up canceling the play. His momentum and claw are non-negotiable. It is impossible for Barcelona to accept that it marches to Milan in winter due to many demands.From Jong: Good game of the Dutchman, despite some loss of intolerable ball in high-risk areas. Superb in driving and when breaking pressure lines. He still needs a little more ambition to look up.Messi: He gave everything to reach the final, but sometimes quality and talent are not enough. He scored a great goal, they annulled another one with almost negligible hands, he gave the assistance of another who also annulled and galvanized the entire Blaugrana attack game. Keep eating apart.Luis Suarez: The charrúa did not score, but he was very close to beating the Oblak goal twice with two shots at goal that answered the Slovenian goal with two portentous interventions. He also had his plus and minus with Oblak in some punctual play within the area.Griezmann: It was more dynamic than on other occasions and combined with more success with its partners in attack. Product of his improvement in the game came his goal, marked head after taking advantage of an Oblak clearance, which obviously did not celebrate. He was close to scoring a couple more goals, but the Slovenian goal is of another level.CHANGES:Rakitic: He left to give oxygen in the midfield after the fuse blackout of Busquets. He held the position of defensive pivot, but it was too late.Ansu Fati: He barely got into action. Net: His first match against Inter in the Champions League raised waves of applause, in the second against Espanyol the first criticisms were already heard, which unfortunately have multiplied in the third against Atlético in the Spanish Super Cup. Hardly an outstanding action to a shot from Morata to Bocajarro, the Brazilian goal had a good part of guilt in the three goals, especially in the first two: in Koke’s he did not stretch his arm enough to a bitten shot and in the second He did not arrive on time and caused a penalty. In the third he came to touch the ball but could not clear it enough. It is clear that Neto is not Ter Stegen, either by charisma or by attitude under the sticks.Sergi Roberto: Reus occupied the right wing with resolution and presence, especially in his incursions into the attack. In defense he had some brand problem, especially when watching his back. He still needs a little more decision to climb up more vertically.Pique: Too bad that a punctual error indicates him as one of the culprits of the elimination. Correa’s third goal came after an unforgivable mistake when clearing a ball, leaving the ball dead so that the Argentine left alone before the goal of Neto. He scored a goal, but the VAR annulled it because Vidal was just a centimeter ahead. His game, if we remove the third goal from the hard drive, was simply perfect.Umtiti: It is not at the level of that French central that revolutionized the defense with its forcefulness and ability to get the ball, but little by little it is getting closer. His great burden in the game is his slowness and his great virtue is that he knows how to anticipate the actions of the forward better than anyone else. If the right knee allows it, it deserves more minutes and continuity.Sunrise: The side served a golden ball in Barcelona’s second goal with a perfect assist to Suarez that ended up finishing off Griezmann. However, his game was encharcado by his stubborn discussions with the rivals at the foot of the field, which ended up unsettling him.last_img read more


first_imgFinally, it will be Sunday when they celebrate their 15th anniversary with a dinner, where they will be present the channel of Peñas del Real Madrid and will have the presence of veterans Jose Luis Morales and Francisco Bonet. On Monday, meanwhile, most of the rockers will return to Stolberg, a city of North-Westphalia almost bordering with Belgium.“It worked spectacularly from the beginning with a great response from the Spanish colony there and even with some people from other nationalities,” one of its founders explained to this newspaper with a strong Andalusian accent. Its origins are from Xerez.His hobby is devout. Every meeting of Real Madrid, of The league or of Champions, meet at their headquarters by not having their own premises. Virtually a religion. “Real Madrid is international and interest is worldwide,” they reflect. The Real Madrid Cultural-Sports Club of Stolberg Celebrate its 15 year anniversary with a new trip. This time it touches Valencia, more than 1,600 kilometers away. Since 2005, this group of peñistas, which currently total around 40 members, have traveled by Spain Y Europe following the white set with at least one annual trip. Although they recognize that young people “prefer the Bernabeu“.The reason for the date is none other than the local carnivals, which allow them greater flexibility in working hours. That is why they usually travel between February and March of each year. Some members have traveled for the weekend of the game and others will take advantage of the trip for sightseeing a few days. If they hold on a little longer, I caught them in Failures: “But Madrid does not play,” they argued.Your route plan through the capital of Turia It is very complete. Upon arrival in the city, meet with ACE and visit to know the corners of the center of Valencia. It will be today when they pick up the tickets for the match, starting at 5 pm, and they will meet with The Eighth Wonder, Madrid’s Peña Madrid, with those who have been in contact before traveling and will go to the City of Valencia more than an hour in advance. Whenever they move, they take the opportunity to create synergies with other groups, as they did on their trip to Saragossa with the Peña madridista de Tudela.last_img read more


first_imgIsco It has been found again with his better level Madrid’s top scorer in 2020 with three goals (he scored in the Super Cup (Valencia), Liga (Osasuna) and Champions (City)), he has gone from being the 21st player with minutes to shine with Zidane: 14 titles in his last 15 appearances. In addition, before Barcelona he reached 300 white matches.ACE visit Atlético Benamiel, his first club, where he played between 2002 and 2004. In full procedures for the El Tomillar field to be called Francisco Alarcón Isco, the residents of Benalmádena defend their most illustrious idol. “We all know that he is a winner. He comes from a difficult stage, he didn’t play much … He is now a starter and very happy,” says a family friend.PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) “In a short time we turn 50 and we are very proud of it. The sponsors bet on us thanks to our history and it is a pleasure to try to improve the club from the inside. The more than 500 children dream of being great players, but above all we train good people, “ Elijah ditch. A club with historyBenamiel Athletic Club is one of the most emblematic teams in Andalusia in terms of training. Isco’s explosion is not the only one that Benamiel has had. And, the last great star who played there was Junior Firpo, current footballer of Barcelona, ​​who occasionally visits the children. PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19 / 20Elías Zajdner and José García.PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) If there is someone who knows him well, he is José Enrique García, his first coach: “I was 18 years old and they asked me if I wanted to lead a Benamiel team. When I saw that generation play … I didn’t know where he had gotten me! Notice, the trainers were begging me to take Isco off the field. There were more people watching us than the elders. Sounds like something topical, but it had something different … “An unexpected visitGarcia warns the more than 500 children who form Atlético Benamiel: “You have to continue training because you never know what can happen. Hopefully you are great players like Isco and we will see him retire in Malaga …”. Several brave cut him: “Sometimes he has suffered, but he has to retire in Madrid (he has a contract until 2022) and then come to Benamiel to play some pachangas.” The admiration for the Real Madrid player El tomillar: “We are very motivated to know that Isco started here. We dream of being like him.”PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS) The team president, Elijah Zajdner, He explains how he arrived: “He came with four years. He looked like one more. Then it looked like he could be a star. Now I watch him on TV and he hasn’t changed his way of playing. He comes from a humble family and we always wish him the best of the world”. Children, technicians, parents … confess that one of the great culprits of the current moment of Malaga is Zidane: “Share many things about Zizou player. Tactically very intelligent, technically gifted … I am very glad that I have trusted him again. ” Now, and after serving 300 white matches, Isco aims to continue increasing its figure: “If you have to continue in Madrid … What better club to stay there!”, Ends Zajdner.PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20 The three chips of the now Madrid player in the malacitano set.PACO RODRIGUEZ (DAILY AS)last_img read more


first_imgJames Blake has been one in every of the nice American rackets on the ATP circuit thus far in the 21st century. The previous tennis participant, who grew to become quantity four in the rating in 2006 and who achieved 10 titles all through his profession, is at the moment nonetheless linked to the world of racket as director of the Miami Masters 1,000, one in every of the assessments that have been suspended resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.Initially on the circuit, Blake sported hair with dreadlocks earlier than his father was present in 2003 to have abdomen most cancers that ended his life a few months later in 2004. In solidarity along with his father, Blake shaved his head to indicate his assist throughout his chemotherapy therapy, and has since stored a shaved head throughout his years on the circuit and after his retirement.This determination had financial repercussions for Blake, as revealed by the ex-tennis participant in his e book Breaking Again, the place he highlights that the reality that he shaved his dreadlocks triggered him to not obtain a juicy sponsorship contract. “I knew that my look was what IMG was thinking about and my hair was partly responsible. After I talked about the concept of ​​shaving Carlos Fleming (his agent) he stated it was a unhealthy concept. He’s negotiating a new contract with Nike and on the lookout for new sponsors however there was one factor in widespread: my hair made cash. Lastly I snatched up and referred to as him. ‘I’ve achieved’. ‘What have you ever achieved what?’ ‘I’ve shaved.’ He stated he would name me later. I spoke to him once more however had already spoken to a journalist to say, ‘When James is shaving, I used to be shedding a million dollars.’ It was a lot of cash, greater than I assumed I’d win in my profession. However the priorities had modified. “ Blake’s profession was initially marked by unimaginable toughness. Six weeks earlier than his father’s dying, he broke his neck after hitting the internet put up throughout that yr’s Rome match. “I received caught in the clay and hit my neck after I fell. They turned me round as a result of I fell face down. I may transfer my fingers, however nonetheless didn’t know if I’d be paralyzed or if I may stroll once more. I assumed, ‘Effectively, if that is the finish of my profession, what do I do subsequent? Will I be capable to train and play baseball with my youngsters once more? Will I see my household once more? “Blake recounted in an interview years later with Folks journal.Blake sustained a fracture to the seventh vertebra with out injury to the nerve. “After the accident I noticed that daily of my life is a present. I may have stopped taking part in tennis at age 24 or I may have been paralyzed. It was a get up name for me. “last_img read more


first_imgRace horses are one of the passions off the fields of Guerrero, who owns a stable and sometimes attends the Lima racecourse as a spectator. Then they also referred to the amount of television commercials made by Advíncula: “That black man does not miss an opportunity. He makes commercials for everything. He says he wants to do even commercials for beans as long as they give him his ‘candle’ (money). That zambo is the maximum“Farfán commented.Guerrero’s frustrated journeyThe two stars of the Blanquirroja told how they are living these days of isolation in their respective countries of residence and without activity after soccer has been suspended without a date yet clear for its resumption. With nothing to do but try to stay in shape, Guerrero confessed to Farfán that it had even crossed his mind to travel by road from Porto Alegre (Brazil) to Lima, in a journey of 4,200 kilometers that involves crossing South America from east to west and more than 48 hours behind the wheel.“I imagined seeing the landscape and getting to know the cities, but then I saw that all the borders were closed. If not, I probably would have. I wanted to go to Lima, I swear. I wanted to see my parents,” Guerrero said to the surprise of Farfán. “Obviously, and you think I don’t?” ‘La Foquita’ replied. “I also want to see my old man, but I don’t know where the hell I’m going to look for that nigger. I don’t see it 35 years ago“Farfán said in another joke of his own, since he does visit him usually.The Lokomotiv player said he no longer knows what else to do at his Moscow home. “I already trained in all the spaces of my house. I don’t know where else to train. I think I’m going to hang from the tree“Farfán joked. However, the striker affirmed that he abides by the rules and does not even go out to buy.” As they have told me that he is Putin, I do not even go out and ‘putinear’ at the door, “he concluded. Peruvian forward Jefferson Farfán remembered Spaniard Raúl González as the most impressive player he met during his time in the Bundesliga., where both shared costumes at Schalke 04. In a public video conference on Instagram with his friend and teammate Paolo GuerreroFarfán assured that Raúl “was an incredible thing to see in training.” “I swear Paolo. He made fun of the archers. He scored goals with the right and with the left, and even hats. We made ‘camotitos’ (rondos) and I made ‘huacha’ (tunnel) for everyone, “said Farfán, current player of the Moscow Lokomotiv, about the legend of Real Madrid.For his part, Guerrero highlighted the Dutch Roy Makaay, of which he said that “when it came to defining it was a phenomenon”, as he found when they met at Bayern Munich. “I have to accept that it was incredible to see him define. It was not much dribbling, but inside the area it was impossible for him to miss a goal. He hit with left and right. I didn’t know what his good leg was“said Guerrero, who is now a member of the Porto Alegre International. The public conversation between the two stars of the Peruvian team, close friends since they were trained at the Alianza Lima academy, served to make confinement more bearable than thousands of followers abide by the health crisis of COVID-19.Advíncula, the warrior horseDuring their fun talk, both figures shared many anecdotes and even Guerrero revealed that one of the race horses that he has has baptized him as ‘El Rayo’ Advíncula, in honor of the right back of Rayo Vallecano and the Peruvian team. “Imagine having a rocking horse like Advíncula there at the racecourse“Farfán commented to his” compadre “for the speed of the Rayo player, also nicknamed ‘Bolt’ for being one of the fastest footballers in the world thanks to his power.”You do not know! I have named one of my horses that is going to debut ‘El Rayo Advíncula’. It’s fast, friendGuerrero snapped at the laughter of his friend.last_img read more


first_imgManu Sánchez’s life has completely changed in this quarantine. The Deportivo coach has gone from leading a bench to being the official entertainer of your neighborhood. “The idea came up with applause for the toilets. I started putting songs on a speaker which curiously is the one we used in Depor when we promoted to First. People liked it and I put up a poster where the trash is thrown with an email for suggestions. And so the show started (laughs) “, explains the Galician technician in an interview with AS, in which the great unity that has been generated in his urbanization in these days stands out: “I am knowing the names and even the birthdays of neighbors whom I did not even know. This humanizes us all more. “But it did not stop there. Coach from Depor He used the ingenuity and added to his work as a DJ the binguero, organizing community bingos every Saturday. Thus, Manu Sánchez began to take advantage of the outings to walk his dog, Bear, to distribute the cards and the prizes. “I looked for something with which entertain children and adults. Neighbors sign up through email or WhatsApp and I leave the cards in the mailbox. In bingo I find out about the lines and others by word of mouth. Even as I don’t get to the street below, I make a video call with a neighbor so he can sing the numbers there with another speaker. We arrive to be 34 houses playing bingo“explains Manu, who offers as prizes” Deportivo pins, bracelets, key chains, scarves or shirts. “A very sporting bingo that has had an infiltrator. Sánchez relates an anecdote of a neighbor whom he saw with some Barça shoes after leaving his prize at the door. “I am deporting people,” jokes the Coruña coach, who does not lose originality in Depor’s dressing room either. “I have devised several challenges such as a choreography to dance everyone. We also meet for breakfast together,” says Manu, who regrets that the season is going to end. “For me to end the competition like this does not seem fair to anyone, but you have to understand that it is something of force majeure“, Manu thinks of a year that he points out as” unforgettable and unrepeatable “and in which he has the” thorn nailed “of the elimination cup in quarters against Barça. In that match, the Blue and Whites’ team was knocked out with a goal twelve seconds after the end of extra time. “I don’t care about being eliminated, but the players deserved penalties”, highlights the Galician coach, who has shown a high level on and off the pitch. Far from them, now it makes life more enjoyable for many people, while this sanitary crisis is solved.A coach with the philosophy of Arsenio IglesiasManu Sánchez point like references to Arsenio Iglesias already Luis Aragonés. “I grew up watching Arsenio Iglesias in Depor. I took certain things from him, like the closeness he had with the team. I try to promote that because it is the most beautiful memory I have of admiring a team. I like the coaches who feel and transmit like Luis Aragonés“affirms the one from A Coruña, who directs all his matches from the bench with shorts.” It was something I looked for in order to reach the players. I told them that if they were cold, I would too“comments Sánchez, who is very grateful with the support of Deportivo.“The club has given the female first-team treatment, even in Second, “he declares, after recounting that he never considered becoming a coach. It was something that came after suffer as a footballer a cranial subsidence in a game cast. “I am a coach for that fateful day. As a result of this arose this passion, which is related to Depor. I would not change that accident,” he says. And he underlines that his dream, as a herculino of a cradle that he is, has already been fulfilled with the fact of “representing Deportivo”. “Everything that comes to me is an addition,” says the coach.last_img read more


first_imgAndy Murray, a robust advocate of equality in tennis, positively influenced by the determine of his mom, Judy, who educated him as a toddler, and different women resembling Olga Morozova, with whom he traveled in his youth, and Amelie Mauresmo, who was his coach on the skilled circuit, she believes that it is vital for women “to be current in decision-making” when discussing a doable merger between the two circuits (ATP and WTA). Roger Federer’s reflections on this risk, which has been beforehand mentioned in tennis boards, as revealed by the Canadian Vasek Pospisil, generated a large debate on the union between males and women in tennis, and Murray defends it as the one that most . “If there are a variety of the greatest male gamers now beginning to argue and speak about it, it is positively a very promising factor,” Murray mentioned. “When there are these discussions, it is fairly important not solely to see that merger by way of the eyes of a person and to draw extra women to decision-making positions so that everybody’s voice is heard”she added in a chat with legendary WTA founder Billie Jean King, on CNN.The extenista, winner of 12 Grand Slams, supported the British proposal: “Now we have struggled, individuals don’t know how a lot, so that there are women in these decision-making positions. Gamers with daughters, like Andy and Roger, have that extra open imaginative and prescient”King mentioned, who was in a position to converse to Federer on the matter: “I had an opportunity to talk with Roger and he mentioned the cause he thought of this is as a result of he lastly had some area and time to mirror and take into consideration the sport. ”.last_img read more


first_img WARNER’S INDICTMENT The disqualification leaves Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani and Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden as the only candidates. Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, CONCACAF’s president from 1983-2011, was indicted by a US grand jury in New York City last May on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering. He is fighting extradition. He was succeeded by Jeffrey Webb, who headed CONCACAF from 2012 until he was indicted last May. He pleaded guilty November 23 to racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy, and agreed to forfeit more than $6.7 million. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras replaced Webb and was indicted in November. He pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy and one count each of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct justice. CONCACAF said Luis Hernandez of Cuba and John Krishnadath were running for FIFA council member from the Caribbean, and Pedro Chaluja of Panama was running unopposed for council member for the Caribbean. Sonia Bien-Aime of Turks and Caicos, elected as the Caribbean’s member of the FIFA executive committee last July, is running for CONCACAF’s female member of the new council against Joanne Salazar of Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA says Gordon Derrick, the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, has failed an integrity check and won’t be allowed to run for president of CONCACAF, the sport’s regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean. Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, said in a statement yesterday that Derrick had been disqualified, but added that “for privacy reasons, we are not in a position to go into further details.” Derrick also is president of the Caribbean Football Union. In November 2011, FIFA’s ethics committee gave Derrick a reprimand and fined him 300 Swiss francs (then US$328) as part of sanctions announced for “apparent violations” of its ethics code that occurred at a CFU meeting on May 10-11 that year. Football officials were alleged to have been offered or to have received $40,000 cash payments there during Mohamed bin Hammam’s campaign for FIFA president. FIFA did not specify the violation Derrick committed. CONCACAF’s president is automatically a FIFA vice-president and member of FIFA’s ruling executive committee, which is being renamed the FIFA council.last_img read more


first_img NEW VERSION OF CRICKET The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament of 2016 is behind us and despite many events of its kind – and many successful ones at that – the world of cricket can truthfully say that this one was a tremendous success. Maybe it was the different types of pitches found in India this time around and maybe it was the different kinds of bowling, especially the presence of right-arm leg-spin bowling, which made it so successful. Maybe it was the quality of batting throughout, the tournament and the brilliance of the fielding which lifted the standard and thus the excitement throughout and maybe it was the energy and performance of the minnows which caused it all. Maybe it was, in the final analysis, the performance of the big hitters of the West Indies which made the difference and the stylish and dramatic way in which they ended the tournament on a winning note, with the ball disappearing into the outskirts of Kolkata. Maybe it was simply an improving mindset by the players. Whatever it was that caused it, it was a tournament to remember and to duplicate and, at least, the next time around. For years now, and but for a few changes, cricket has remained the same. It has been basically the same teams, with nothing new to add spice and colour to the scenery. Cricket, it is said, is a hard game to learn, but that is Test cricket. RANKED NO. 3 T20 cricket is ranked number three in the general scheme of things. It is played regularly in local competitions, hardly in international competitions and up to last month, it was played every two years as a world tournament. Regrettably, it is scheduled for every four years as of the next time. T20 cricket is big business. It is, however, easy to play, it is fun, it caters to the spectators, and although the players, including the West Indies players, or most of them, prefer the Test version, it is the most popular format today. T20 cricket is ideal as a tool to spread the game. The minnows can upset the ‘big boys’ occasionally, just as how The Netherlands defeated England in both the 50-over World Cup and the World Twenty 20 and just as how Afghanistan defeated the West Indies a few weeks ago in the World Twenty20. Those defeats were embarrassing for England and that defeat was also embarrassing for the soon-to-be crowned world champions, West Indies, a few days ago. They added to the excitement of the tournament, however, and as far as The Netherlands and Afghanistan are concerned, they contributed to the growth of the game. The ICC has a duty to its minnows and a responsibility to cricket to let them loose and offer them more opportunities. This is the time to allow cricket to grow. There is a new version of cricket, however. It is T20 cricket. It is taking over like wildfire and it has given those in charge the opportunity to spread their wings, to cover the whole wide world. For years now, there has been a call to add more teams to cricket and there has always been a counterclaim by the ‘big shots’ of cricket that the game would be too one-sided if that was done. There is no doubt that was true. Can you imagine a Test match between Australia and Canada at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and, at end of day two, at the end of the first innings, the scoreboard read: Australia 400 for one or two declared, Canada70 and 20 for five? Who would watch this match and who would pay for the exercise? Based on their performances over the years and their performance this year, however, the minnows, or some of them Ireland, the Netherlands, Oman, Afghanistan, Scotland, Hong Kong and Kenya, deserve their places. And so do others like Papua, New Guinea, Canada and the USA. If they never get to compete, no one will ever know of them, just as we would never have known of players like Mohammad Shahzar; Afghanistan’s batsman Kyle Coetzer; Scotland’s batsman Zeeshan Maqsood; Oman’s batsman Dawlat Zadran; Afghanistan’s pacer and one of the real finds of the tournament, Afghanistan’s young right-arm leg-spinner Rashid Khan. And what of countries like China, Argentina and even Brazil if they so desire? T20 cricket is made for them.last_img read more