Russia and Ecuador: rivals of Spain in the Davis Cup finals


first_imgThe following ball was extra benevolent, as Ecuador got here out, one of the rivals with much less potential in pot three. Thus, the staff led by Sergi Bruguera will most definitely play for the quarterfinal match with Russia, one of the nice contenders for the title because of the nice roster of gamers it has in its ranks, all situated in the elite world tennis: Daniil Medvedev, Karen Khachanov, and Andrey Rublev.The corporate won’t be simple, however with Nadal, Bautista, Carreño, Feliciano and firm, the double at the Caja Mágica (from November 23 to 29) is feasible. Luck was elusive for the Spanish tennis staff forward of the subsequent Davis Cup finals. One of the ‘coconuts’ of the draw, situated in pot 2, was Russia, exactly the first rival that got here out in the draw held at the ITF places of work in London for group A, that’s, the one led by Spain.last_img read more

“Getafe is not going to fly to Italy, despite whoever weighs …”


first_imgLaLiga, behind closed doors: “If this does not change, we must suspend LaLiga. I could not play eleven days behind closed doors.”Communiqué of the Association of Italian Footballers (AIC) and the AFEThe Association of Italian Footballers (AIC) and the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE), given the very serious reality that affects the whole society in general, and especially that of both countries, they want to jointly state the following:one- The situation that is being experienced in Europe, especially in Italy and in Spain, regarding the serious health crisis due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, is confronting us all to make decisive and unfortunately inevitable decisions.two- Four qualifiers to be played between Italian and Spanish teams, Champions League and Europa League, were scheduled and Valencia-Atalanta has already been played on Tuesday. Meanwhile, at the same time the Spanish Government has raised the emergency level, blocking flights from Italy.3- In Italy, the level of national emergency rises over time.4- Playing a game in Italy, where Getafe and Seville must travel, will put the health of many players, many people at risk.5- Trips between Italy and Spain, and vice versa, in the coming weeks, are expected to be even more dangerous and complicated. Therefore, the risk that comes with playing matches in Italy and Spain is more than evident, they would be played in national emergency conditions by both countries.6- AIC and AFE, jointly, ask UEFA that the matches between Italian and Spanish teams be suspended so that they are played in the future in conditions of greater security and less national emergency in both countries.7- The problem caused by the Coronavirus is a global issue, it is not only from Italy and Spain. Therefore, both unions are confident that serious reflection will be opened on the programming of the next European competition matches, taking into account at all times that the severity of the health emergency is rising steadily over time. Match against Inter: “Getafe is not going to fly to Italy, despite whoever weighs him. If we lose the tie we will do it with a very high head. I am afraid that my people will be contaminated. We go to the main focus. We cannot play with those conditions And we will dispute it next season or when they leave us. We must not go to Italy, we can only bring the virus and get infected. We have changed the training in the afternoon, to have more hours but at this time, Getafe does not is going to travel”.Conversation Luis Rubiales: “If it depends on me, we do not travel. I prohibit the request of special permits on my behalf. I do not want to take risks of contagion and that people travel scared. I have been told to request a special permit from the Ministry of Development but I will not ask for any permission. I’m not going to a place where I don’t want to goAlternative: “We have asked UEFA to look for an alternative to play in Milan. We do not want to get into the focus of the coronavirus, we have no need. We have also asked the Federation for help to demand the suspension.”Inter de Milan: “The people of Inter with whom we have spoken recognize us that it is incomprehensible that we have to travel there. I am not going to consent.”UEFA: “UEFA tells us to ask the government for a special permit. I will not do it, I will stick to the laws of my country.”International parties: “We should also stop the selections. We cannot allow players to go there and then come with the virus.” Ángel Torres, president of Getafe, He will not allow his team to travel to Milan to face Inter, in the round of the Europa League. If you intend to follow the mandate of the decree of the Government and thus gave its sharp position in The Transistor of Wave Zero.last_img read more

Coronavirus: suspended matches and postponed competitions


first_imgCoronavirus or Covid-19 has unleashed a global crisis, at all levels. Declared a pandemic by the WHO, the spread of the disease and the fear that it will continue to claim infected and human lives are causing more and more governments to take exceptional measures. Of course, football is no stranger to all this and so much National and supranational soccer organizations are paralyzing competitions, in some cases, and that matches are played behind closed doors, in others.Until today, seven of the main leagues in Europe have closed their football with a scheduled resumption date of at least two weeks or indefinitely.. At the moment, this weekend you will not be able to see any of the 10 games of the 28th day of LaLiga Santander, the 10 of the 30th in the Premier League, the 9 of the 27th in the Bundesliga, the 10 of the 27th in the Series A, the 10 of the 29th in Ligue 1, the 9 of the 25th in the Liga Nos, nor the 9 of the Eredivisie. In total, 67 games, among which Athletic-Atlético or the Sevilla-Betis derby stand out, in Spain, in addition to Real Madrid-Eibar or Mallorca-Barcelona; Tottenham-Manchester United or the Everton-Liverpool derby in England; Bayern Munich-Eintracht or Wolfsburg-Borussia Dortmund, in Germany; Atalanta-Lazio, in addition to Bologna-Juventus or Inter-Sassuolo, in Italy; PSG-Nice or Montpellier-Olympique de Marseille, in France; Ajax-Twente or the Rotterdam Sparta-Feyenoord derby in the Netherlands; o Famalicao-Oporto and Benfica-Tondela in Portugal.But it is that the paralysis of European football extends to the rest of the lower divisions of these competitions and, of course, to more leagues attached to UEFA. That is to say, they are many more parties than those 67 of the seven main European leagues. For example, in Denmark all football matches have been postponed for the next two weeks; in Austria, also the next two days of both the First and Second divisions; in Norway, football is held until April 15, until further notice, and it is expected that the first league game will be played on the first weekend of May; in Switzerland, the competition is suspended from March 2 until, in principle, March 23; in Romania, all official competition matches are suspended until March 31, inclusive; also in Greece, Scotland, Georgia, Ireland … It is only played in Russia. The Premier League is the only one with some substance in Europe that will take place this weekend. Of course, the stadiums cannot exceed the capacity of 5,000 people, as the Putin government has decreed.In countries like Sweden it will be decided what to do with the start of the league, scheduled for April 4. The last day of the Belgium Jupiter League will be played behind closed doors this weekend. Also behind closed doors in Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary. But it is that in the American continent, the situation is no different: the Colombian league and the American MLS have been suspended, and in Argentina and Brazil, behind closed doors. In Chile, without an audience from next weekend, and in Mexico, this conference will be held normally and the situation will be debated on Tuesday or Wednesday.Soccer is paralyzed or put on alert practically worldwide, therefore. With what this supposes of economic damage. In Spain, LaLiga, chaired by Javier Tebas, estimates at 678.8 million the impact that the suspension of the First and Second Division competitions would have if the measure continues until the end of the season. The clubs would stop entering 549 million for television rights, 88 for subscriptions and 41.4 for box offices, according to the estimate made by the employers themselves. And in England they claim that the damage would reach 830 million euros. But it is that this goes beyond the local competitions. It should not be forgotten that the Champions League and the Europa League have also been postponed, and the Copa Libertadores, the Eurocopa is in the air, and the African Cup, the Copa América … Sport like the rest of sectors of the society lives in uncertainty.last_img read more

The Premier extends its suspension: it will not be played until April 30


first_imgThe FA Rules and Regulations state that “the season will end no later than June 1” and “each competition, within the limit set by the FA, will determine the length of its own playing season.”However, the FA Board has agreed that this limit be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to professional soccer.Furthermore, we have collectively agreed that professional play in England will be further postponed until April 30.The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can assure everyone that the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters is our priority. We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all available options to find ways to resume the season when conditions allow.We would all like to re-emphasize that our thoughts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19. The Premier League will not be played until at least April 30. That is the date that the English football bodies are set for the competition to return to action. At first, the competition had stopped until April 4, but the advance of the coronavirus has made the English authorities have decided to extend the postponement of the Premier.This has been announced through an official statement:The FA, Premier League, EFL, and women’s professional game, along with the PFA and LMA, understand that we are in unprecedented times and that our thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19.We are united in our commitment to find ways to resume the 2019/20 football season and ensure that all national and European club cup and league matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space on the calendar to ensure that league and cup matches for national and European clubs have a better chance of being played and by doing so maintain the integrity of each competition.last_img read more

20,000 euros are exceeded in the solidarity initiative of the fans


first_imgWhile we manage the acquisition of sanitary material and strengthen ties with center workers, today we have made a small donation of sports equipment, in addition to a hundred shirts and backpacks to the homeless people pavilion at IFEMA.#Sunny Rayism– ADRV platform (@plataformaADRV) March 25, 2020There are 24 hours left to join an initiative that has already begun to bear fruit. While the ADRV Platform works at full speed to acquire sanitary material destined for neighborhood centers, this Wednesday took a small donation of sports equipment, plus a hundred T-shirts and backpacks, to the IFEMA homeless pavilion. A bit of Lightning and rayism for one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors of the population in an epidemic of this magnitude. Solidarity continues to advance unstoppably to stop the coronavirus. Donations to help the Infanta Leonor Hospital and the Vallecas residences and reception centers continue to rise. Day by day. Match by match. This Thursday the barrier of 20,000 euros has been overcome, reaching € 21,703.54. A figure that, clearly, will continue to increase until the end of this term on Friday 27 to collaborate with Row 0 (ES21 0073 0100 5305 0568 6156) enabled by the Peñas del Rayo. This idea of ​​the hobby has been supported by the Rayo templates, both the male (Alberto García, Óscar Valentín, Mario Suárez, Catena, De Frutos, Morro …) as the Feminine (Eva Masdeu, Cristina Auñón, Sheila García, Paula Andújar, Ángeles del Álamo …). They have also joined the cause the Veterans Association and some ex from the Strip like Trashorras. “The people of Vallecas are spectacular. They always show their faces and care about others, I knew that in this situation it would not be less, “said Paco Jémez about it in ‘El Larguero’.center_img Further, Those who collaborate with this initiative may participate in a raffle material draw. The only requirement is to have donated ten euros or more and among the gifts that can be obtained are a flag of the La Resistencia rock signed by Míchel, a shirt donated by Velázquez or a pair of gloves by Captain Alberto García, as well as different material from other participating groups: Kukuxumusu t-shirts from Planeta Rayista, Los Desperdigaos panty and backpack, a Los Beodos scarf, La Peña Rayista Rivas t-shirts, Franja Vallekana’s scarf, t-shirts from the II Rayismo Race, Kas Wearing polo shirts and sweatshirts, BVK scarves and flags, VCN kits …last_img read more

Portmore on a roll


first_img Portmore’s assistant coach, Jeffrey Hewitt, said Morris saw limited playing time while at Montego Bay United last season, and he was determined to prove himself, and he believes the work the 23-year-old put in the off season is bearing fruit. “Ricardo is a warrior, and he was really hellbent on proving his worth, so when he came back (from MoBay), he really worked hard during the preseason. He was very dedicated toward his preparation, and it showed today.” Anderson headed Waterhouse in front from a free kick, and they dominated play until Morris’ solo effort brought Portmore back on even terms. Waterhouse had some great chances to restore their lead, the best of the lot came on 65 minutes, but Shaven-Sean Paul denied Nicholy Findlayson from the spot after DeAndre Brown was cut down inside the area. Then 15 minutes from the end, Foster stole the show when he capitalised on a miskick by a defender and broke away to slot past McCallum for the winning goal. In the meantime, Waterhouuse coach Calvert Fitzgerald says finishing continues to let them down. “We should have put the game away from the first 30 minutes. We keep getting chance after chance and not finishing. That is the part of the team that let us down today, and we ended up paying for it,” he commented. Portmore United’s Ricardo Morris continues to take this season’s Red Stripe Premier League by storm. Yesterday, he netted his third goal in as many games to help Portmore come from behind to beat Waterhouse 2-1 at the Waterhouse Stadium. The former champions are now five points clear atop the table with maximum nine points from three games. The former national under-20 midfielder scored a brilliant equaliser on 35 minutes after Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson had headed the hosts in front after 26 minutes. The dynamic and tricky left-footer picked up the ball just inside the Waterhouse half and left his two markers on their heels, then beat a third defender at the top of the box before calmly slotting under goalkeeper Richard McCallum with the outside of the boot, while still under pressure from the tracking defenders. Substitute Maalique Foster scored the winning goal in the 79th minute. The midfielder’s pace, energy and delightful left foot posed constant problems for the Waterhouse defence, and McCallum had to pull off two outstanding saves to stop him from adding to his tally. ready to provelast_img read more



first_imgVILLA (4-1-4-1)GUZAN, HUTTON, OKORE, LESCOTT, BACUNA, SANCHEZ,WESTWOOD, VERETOUT, GANA, SINCLAIR, AYEWLEICESTER (4-4-2)VARDY, OKAZAKI,MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLeicester City are now level at the top of the Barclays Premier League with Arsenal after beating Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday thanks to Robert Huth’s late winner at White Hart Lane.It ended their run of three games without a league win, while Huth’s goal was Leicester’s first in 374 minutes.On Tuesday, Aston Villa claimed their first win in the Barclays Premier League in 157 days when they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to a goal from central defender Joleon Lescott.It was also Villa’s first Premier League win in 20 attempts, having lost 14 of the previous 19.They remain at the foot of the table and face high-riding Leicester City next.The most common Premier League result between these teams at Villa Park is a draw. In nine clashes, four have been drawn while Villa have won three and Leicester two.When they met at the King Power Stadium in September it was a remarkable game. Villa led 2-0 but Leicester struck three times in the final 18 minutes, with Nathan Dyer stealing an 89th-minute winner.last_img read more



first_imgWith ambitions of successful representation and bringing home medals as soon as the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, a memorandum of understanding between Table Tennis Jamaica (TTJ) and the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) was signed yesterday at the Sir John Golding Rehab Centre, located at Elleston Flats, St Andrew.A new chapter was written between local governing body for table tennis and the Paralympic community and signed by Godfrey Lothian and Christopher Samuda, the respective presidents.It will see TTJ provide coaching and training for Paralympic athletes with a view to seeing them transition to the international stage and, hopefully, win medals at the Paralympics in table tennis.Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Michael Fennell recalled that the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, while hosting the Pan American Games in 2007, was the first host to introduce the ParaPan Games.”Tokyo 2020, which I think you have set as one of your benchmarks, will be another important benchmark,” said Fennell, who warned that while the Games are four years away, planning is needed.FORMAL AGREEMENT”We are here to celebrate the signing and formalising of the agreement between the Jamaica Table Tennis Association and the Paralympic Association, and for this to have the meaning from this formal document it requires participation,” Fennell urged.Meanwhile, this summer, Brazil will showcase the Olympic Games in August and the Paralympic Games in September.”I am sure it will be amazing for Jamaican athletes Olympics and Paralympics for the records and medals that you already have collected in this country,” said Brazilian Ambassador to Jamaica Carlos den Hartog.The JPA president, Samuda, said: “It is a partnership, ladies and gentlemen, that will, under the Road to Tokyo campaign, create a pathway for Paralympians to realise potential, fulfil their ambitions, and fuel their aspirations.”Samuda described the Sir John Golding Rehab Centre-based programme as a “centre of excellence”.The TTJ’s, president, Godfrey Lothian, said that “table tennis should be played anywhere and everywhere,” adding that “everybody should play table tennis”.”We will be putting some of our best coaches here because whenever you see people coming off the plane, it’s not just going to be our able-bodied athletes coming in with medals from athletics, but you’re going to see our Paralympians and others who will be mobilised across the country with table tennis medals,” he stated.last_img read more

Dwayne Smith stars for Lions again


first_imgPUNE, India (CMC): Dashing West Indies opener Dwayne Smith stroked a high-class half-century in a Man-of-the-Match performance to help leaders Gujarat Lions beat Rising Pune Supergiants by three wickets off the last ball in their Indian Premier League contest here yesterday. Set an imposing 196 for victory at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Lions scrambled the nine runs needed from the last over to pull off their sixth win in seven outings to move four points clear at the top of the standings on 12 points. Smith pioneered the run chase with a superb 63 from 37 balls to record his second half-century in three days and extend his rich vein of form. The Barbadian right-hander counted nine fours and a six and put on 93 for the first wicket with New Zealander Brendon McCullum, whose 43 came from 22 balls and included five fours and two sixes. Captain Suresh Raina chipped in with 34 from 28 balls while wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik hit 33 from 20 deliveries. Australian stroke-maker Steve Smith had earlier pummelled his maiden T20 hundred to help fire Supergiants to 195 for three off their 20 overs after they were sent in. The classy right-hander carved out 101 off 54 deliveries with eight fours and five sixes, adding 111 for the second wicket with opener Ajinkya Rahane, who made 53 off 45 balls and a further 64 for the second wicket with captain MS Dhoni, who slammed an unbeaten 30 from 18 balls. West Indies medium pacer Dwayne Bravo accounted for Smith in the final over to finish with one for 40 from his four overs.last_img read more

Bolt clocks sub-10 to win in Ostrava


first_imgUsain Bolt registered his first sub-10 run for the season with a 9.98 seconds win in the 100m at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava a short while ago.  Bolt, was sluggish out of the blocks but had soon covered the field before running by himself to the line in what was only his second sub-10 second time in the month of May since 2012. Bajan Ramon Gitten was second in 10.21 with Hassan Taftian taking third in 10.25. In the women’s 400m, Christine Day came out on top in a season’s best 51.09 seconds ahead of Cartine Muir, 51.84 and Jessica Beard, 51.881. The men’s equivalent was won by Javon Francis in 44.87 with Tony McQuay taking second place in 45.17 ahead of third placed Pavel Maslak, 45.46 Kaliese Spencer (55.43) had to settle for second place in the women’s 400m hurdles behind Joanna Linkiewicz, who ran a personal best 55.40 with Zuzana Hejnova finishing third in 55.69. Jaheel Hyde clipped the second to last hurdle before falling to the ground, while contesting the top spots in the men’s 400m hurdles. Hyde got up and finished the race in 65.98 with LJ van Zyl taking the win in 48.67 ahead of Johnny Dutch, 49.09 and Patryk Dobek, 49.51.last_img read more