Month: May 2020

Vanua and Vala shine for Barramundis on tough day

first_imgVanua took a career best 5/59 with the ball to help restrict Ireland to 289, while Vala made a brilliant unbeaten century to steer the Barramundis to 7/166 at stumps on Day 2.Starting the day at 5/232, Ireland managed to only score a further 57 runs before being bowled out for 289 before lunch.Barramundis’ opening bowler Vanua was the chief destroyer taking a career best 5/59 while John Boge Reva (2/25) picked up a couple of wickets.“I was very pleased with my bowling efforts, especially today. I was a bit wayward yesterday but today it was probably the best I have bowled,” said Vanua after the day’s play.“I must give a special mention to Billy (CPNG Strength & Conditioning Coach) and Dipak (CPNG Head Coach) for getting me right this game after suffering an injury before Christmas,” said Vanua.In reply, Barramundis got off to a disastrous start with Irish opening bowler Tim Murtagh dismissed and Vani Vagi Morea (0) caught behind off the fourth ball of the innings.Vala and Lega Siaka managed to negate the tricky session before lunch at 1/28 at lunch.In a tough afternoon session, Barramundis lost Siaka (13) and Sese Bau(4) to be 3/50 inside 20 overs.Veteran all-rounder, Mahuru Dai then joined Vala to steady the innings with Vala hitting a well compiled half-century against a very strong Irish bowling line-up.Vala and Dai looked like they were going to bat until tea, before a quick bouncer by Chris Young undid Dai to leave the PNG Barramundis at 4/90 at tea.The afternoon session was a grind for the Barramundi batsmen, eventually closing the day at 7/166 with Vala reaching triple figures just before stumps.“I am very tired at the moment,” said an exhausted Vala after the days’ play.“It was very pleasing to score my second I-Cup century against the top team in Ireland. It was probably the best I have batted, considering the conditions and a very good bowling attack. Ireland currently has the upper hand, but we must try and get close to their score as possible. There is still a lot of work to be done,” concluded Vala.The HEBOU PNG Barramundis will resume on 7/166 on Day 3, with Vala (104*) and Vanua (4*) at the crease. Murtugh (3/30), Boyd Rankin (2/16) and Young (2/36) were the wicket takers for Ireland.last_img read more

Atleti dominates Madrid in the final single match

first_imgThe origins. The Spanish Super Cup was played for the first time between October and December 1982. At the premiere of the tournament, the Real Sociedad (champion of the League) defeated Real Madrid (champion of the Copa del Rey). Of the first eight editions, only four were played; The competition was canceled in 1986 and 1987 due to date problems and in 1984 and 1989 it was not necessary to play any match by having achieved two doubles at the Athletic Club and Real Madrid, respectively.“Guest” teams. On March 1, 1996, when the two finalists of the Copa del Rey of that season were already known, the RFEF decided in the Board of Directors that, in case a team was proclaimed champion of the League and the Copa del Rey in In the same season, the Spanish Super Cup would be “invited” to the runner-up of the Copero tournament. The regulation change came, therefore, in conditions very similar to those of last season, also with the well advanced football course and with the finalists of the KO tournament already decided.Atleti-Barça in 1996. Atletico Madrid won the double in the 1995-96 season and faced Barcelona (runner-up Cup) in August. It was the first of the six occasions in which a team was “invited” to the Spanish Super Cup and the first of three times in which the club won the title (Barcelona in 1996, Mallorca in 1998 and Athletic Club in 2015). Curiously, neither Barcelona nor Atlético de Madrid played that 1996 tournament in their respective stadiums. The first were local in the Olympic of Montjuïc, while the second chose the La Peineta Stadium (now Wanda Metropolitano).Barcelona leads the medal winners. The 35 Spanish Super Cup titles awarded to date are distributed as follows: 13 for Barcelona, ​​10 for Real Madrid, 3 for Deportivo, two for Atlético de Madrid, two for Athletic Club, one for Real Zaragoza, one for Mallorca, one for Real Sociedad, one for Sevilla and the rest was taken by Valencia.Atypical date. The Spanish Super Cup was not played in winter since 1993 (Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-1 at the Bernabéu on December 2 and drew 1-1 at the Camp Nou on the 16th of the same month), although this is the first edition that is played in the month of January. It will be the second final played outside of Spain (last year was held in Morocco) and it is the first time that the Final Four model is used for a tournament of this style in any of the major European leagues. Derbis in the Super Cups. Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid have previously faced each other in the Spanish Supercup (2014) and in the European Supercup (2018) and on both occasions they took the title the rojiblancos. The first to double game (see page 3) and the second to single game in Tallinn (4-2 after extension). That match was the official debut of Julen Lopetegui at the head of Real Madrid.In neutral field. Apart from that European Super Cup played in Estonia that won the Atleti, three other official Madrid derbies have been held in neutral field: there was a tiebreaker match in Zaragoza corresponding to the 1958-59 European Cup (Madrid won 2- 1; he would end up raising his fourth consecutive title) and two recent Champions League finals in Lisbon (4-1 for Madrid in 2014, after extra time) and Milan (1-1 and victory in the penalty shootout for the white team in 2016 ).Balance between both. The overall balance of the 274 official confrontations between Atlético and Madrid is very favorable to the whites, who have added 140 victories and 473 goals, while their rival has achieved 68 wins and 348 goals. Although at the end of the single game Atleti has an advantage: it won five and lost three.Infallible in the finals. Zidane has never lost a final in his career as a coach, either single game or double game. He won three of three in the European Cup, two of two in the Club World Cup, two of two in the European Super Cup and one of one in the Spanish Super Cup. His balance against Atlético de Madrid is two wins, five draws and two losses in nine official matches.Closer to Miguel Muñoz. Zidane could achieve today his tenth title in his official match number 187 as coach of Real Madrid (he would go out to a title every 19 games). It would be four wounded to equal the 14 of Miguel Muñoz, who is the most successful coach in the history of the white club.The tenth of Cholo. Simeone faces today his tenth final as Atlético coach. He won six of the previous nine and only lost three (a Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona and the two Champions League against Madrid). Today he could balance his balance in the derby in case of victory (for now he has nine wins, eleven draws and ten losses in 30 clashes against the Real).Beat Luis. Simeone could achieve today his eighth title as coach of Atlético, which would exceed the seven of Luis Aragonés (counting the 2001-02 Second Championship) and become the most successful coach in the history of the club. Only Miguel Muñoz (14 titles with Madrid), Pep Guardiola (14 with Barcelona), Johan Cruyff (11 with Barcelona), Luis Enrique (9 titles with Barcelona) and Ferdinand Daucik (8 titles with Barcelona) beat him in titles with the same club in the history of Spanish football.last_img read more

The unique match of the new Cup says goodbye to 10 First teams

first_imgThursday, night of surprisesThe five First Division teams suffered the unspeakable to knock down their rival on Thursday afternoon. The Leganés He was only able to drill the goal of the Ebro, although he hardly received occasions. The Celtic fell into extra time even with the Mirandés Failing a penalty. The expulsion of Rafinha was crucial in the physical downturn of Óscar García’s overtime. The Eibar he also said goodbye to the KO tournament, after being overcome at all times in the New nursery (3-1). But the two big surprises of the day starred in the Athletic from Madrid and the Betis, when falling against Leonese Cultural Y Vallecano Ray respectively. The Simeone did not give the size and were not able to manage their advantage. On a historic night in León, locals turned the result around at the expense of a poor Atleti. Rubi’s team also said goodbye: he didn’t know how to take advantage of his chances in overtime and lost on penalties, after the failures of Joaquín and Tello. FINAAAAAL FINAAAAAL FINAAAAL! 💣💣💣We promised you we were going to make history … and WE GOT IT! 👏 Pd: Yes we have built it good🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/YMcusu9po5– CD Badajoz (@CDBadajoz) January 23, 2020Second Division: from debacle to successThe new Cup, beyond giving opportunities to the Second B and Third teams, meant a third change for LaLiga SmartBank. However, 16 of them did not respond to expectations and fell against a lower category team. It was a real debacle, which was subsequently settled by Rayo Vallecano, Zaragoza, Mirandés and Tenerife with a fantastic performance in sixteenths. Thus, three more clubs in the silver category get into eighths in relation to last season, when only Sporting de Gijón did it. A true storm of emotion and results that shows that the new Cup, how much less, promises more equality than ever.The classified teamsFirst division: Osasuna, Sevilla, Barcelona, ​​Athletic, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Granada, Valencia and Leganés.Second division: Zaragoza, Mirandés, Rayo Vallecano and Tenerife.Second B: Badajoz and Cultural Leonesa. When Luis Rubiales propelled the new format of the Copa del Rey, football fans saw it as a great opportunity so that the teams of LaLiga SmartBank and those of Second Division B gave the crush and sneak into the best. Said and done, the first three rounds have been loaded with emotion and have swept ten of the First teams, including Atlético. Not only that, many others have achieved the classification agonically, like, it happened to Barcelona by Quique Setién in Ibiza field or at Real Madrid, for the moment, in the Helmántico Pistas. Finally, the two colossi of Spanish football managed to overcome the sixteenths, which was not achieved by eight other LaLiga Santander clubs. Before everything, Getafe was eliminated by Badalona in the second round and Real Jaén made history by defeating Alavés. The Jienense team was a feat, since, in the 21st century, no Third Division club had knocked out one of First. Anyway, none of the fourth category managed to pass two rounds, although Jaén himself was close to giving the machado in front of Levante. He ended up falling on penalties after 120 minutes of delivery and illusion.So that, the sixteenths were made up of 18 teams from First, 6 from Second and 8 from Second B, being matched, by the conditions of the draw, those of lower category with those of LaLiga Santander. A poisoned test, with the pressure of salvation or other objectives involved. On Tuesday afternoon, Osasuna struggled in front of the Recreativo; Mallorca yielded to a great Real Zaragoza; and Sevilla clearly prevailed Al Levante in the duel between First. The fact that there were more elite teams than lower category forced, then, that such clashes occurred.Only Valladolid failed on WednesdayBeyond falling or not, the truth is that the vast majority of First teams have been in serious trouble to advance round. Barcelona won the Ibiza discount; the Pomegranate did the same against him Badalona in the extension; and the Athletic he won with controversy in the penalty shootout. The easiest was the Villarreal, thanks to a stellar performance by Samu Chukwueze. Madrid gave one of lime and one of sand in Salamanca; just as it happened with Valencia in Las Gaunas. Valladolid stayed in the attempt, after being overtaken by an excited Tenerife. Espanyol was also defeated, although with the same hue as the I raised: faced a First, the Real society.last_img read more

Also, a month of seizures

first_imgCarles Pérez 68 ‘ 90 ‘net Ter Stegen 540 minutes A quick review of the numbers of the players with Setién allows us to establish some conclusions. The first is that, in addition to Messi, there is an untouchable for the Cantabrian. Busquets, one of the players hurt with Valverde for that substitution in the first League match in San Mamés, has gained weight. The tweaks that the Cantabrian has established in the game plan benefit him and he knows that he has all the confidence of his new coach.One of those who has won the site is Lenglet. Sethien opted for Umtiti in his first game, as if he wanted one of his first decisions to bet on the world champion ahead of the former Sevilla player. Lenglet has eaten Umtiti and is already untouchable, more after the card festival and some physical problem of Piqué. Semedo He has also won points but not to the detriment of Sergi Roberto, which is still a good wild card. Another revolution has been Ansu Fati, who had lost prominence in the last matches with Valverde and to which Setién has believed himself, among other things, almost by obligation. Without Luis Suarez, Dembélé or Carles Pérez, there are no more strikers. So much that he begins to alternate with Griezmann on the team for Setien’s fear of running out of one more point.Next to Busquets, From Jong He is the most used midfielder. Rakitic and Vidal alternate ownership and substitutions according to the characteristics of the rival and Arthur, which is not at a good physical level, has barely become a resource to close games with ball possession. In Bilbao and the Villamarín It was in a better tone. The last novelty that Setién has implemented is that of Alba as revulsive. The side is a regular starter, but in Ibiza and Seville, his fresh out of legs had an impact on the game and is also a way to protect him so he doesn’t have to play so many minutes.Setién is not yet loved or hated by the fans of Barça. It is simply analyzed. He announced that he can only promise his teams that they will play well and, for now, that has not been achieved with continuity. The results are not for rocket fire either. Five victories (Granada, Ibiza, Leganés, Levante, Sevilla) and two defeats (Valencia and Bilbao) that meant the loss of the leadership in LaLiga and goodbye to the Cup. The Villamarín has allowed him to prevent his qualification in the first month from being suspended. And it has opened a door to the hope of recovery. We will see how the north wind blows for the Cantabrian from now on.Thus he has distributed the minutes Setién Messi 540 ‘ Alba 488 ‘ Umtiti 280 ‘ Sergi Roberto 470 ‘ Piqué 350 ‘ Rakitic 347 ‘ Busquets 540 ‘ Riqui Puig 93 ‘ Arthur 166 ‘center_img Junior 174 ‘ 5 ‘pass Quique Setién celebrates a month as coach of Barça this Thursday. The north wind moves him, he has already advanced on arrival. But maybe I didn’t expect so many convulsions, so fast, on the trip. So far, Setién has not complied. Your team has already been removed from the Copa del Rey and has lost the lead in The league which he inherited from Ernesto Valverde. However, the Cantabrian saved a match-ball on Sunday in the Villamarín and showed that, like his players, he knows how to stand up and is alive. It can be said, in fact, that Setien lives his first quiet days this week since he arrived in Barcelona. A week of field and offices, because the signing of the nine is dispatched after the operation of Ousmane Dembélé. But with less wobbles. Vidal 243 ‘ On January 13, it was learned that Quique Setién would coach Barça and, a day later, he was introduced. He announced to the four winds his love for Cruyffism. His debut was already controversial. Barça won a Pomegranate with ten by 1-0. A sector of critics celebrated the return to style. And certainly, Barça broke the record for possession of a LaLiga match this course (82.5 percent), but of the 1,005 passes it took, only 203 (20.2 percent) went forward. From the premiere, Barça jumped to Ibiza in the middle of the storm Gloria. There, he saved what might have been a historical ridicule. After losing 1-0 and not throwing in 70 minutes, Griezmann He saved the ballot. That night, between Net (29), Lenglet (114), Sergi Roberto (105) and Junior (82) gave 330 of the 718 passes of a team, 46 percent. The debate was more, and Barça, despite a good second, crashed in Mestalla.Something had to be done and Setien made an intelligent decision. He moved the system and returned to Valverde 4-3-3, in which the players had more automated machining. From those concepts already learned it would be easier to give a personal touch. Barça improved. Ransacked the Leganés in the Cup and played a good first half against Levante. But progress was not enough in Bilbao. Despite deserving more, he fell 1-0. Setien’s speech proved too self-complacent for the demand of a great. “I am satisfied”, he said after losing at the last minute the opportunity to approach a title from which that afternoon he had picked up the Madrid, his eternal rival.As if Setién didn’t have enough to try to pack a weakened team since Cornellá’s night, when Valverde’s figure began to be questioned, the club has filled up with fires in the market. The decision to send to Rome to Carles Pérez Before knowing if Dembélé was able or not to return, it was completely strange. He also admitted the error days later. Injuries Suarez and Dembélé have still unsolved the question of nine. But in the worst that happened in this month of Setién, the Cantabrian had absolutely nothing to do. Abidal slipped a criticism of bad taste to Valverde and dropped that some players complained about working little and not being comfortable with the Txingurri. Messi came out as a steamroller to bust the Frenchman on Instagram and the fire, For a moment, it seemed that it would get out of hand and affect all levels of the entity. Bilbao’s post-match was well controlled from within. Aware that everyone was in the eye of the hurricane, from players to managers through the coach, the speech was one of unity. That “We already have enough with the shit that they throw us from outside to throw us more on us” It worked as a general anesthetic. Barça calmed down and Setién closed his first full month as coach of Barça with a restorative victory in Heliopolis which allows him to continue in the race for LaLiga and look with some optimism the knockout stages of the Champions League. In this last game, in addition, Setién used his third system as such. From the first 3-5-2, or 3-1-4-2 as preferred, he went to 4-3-3 in the match against the Leganés and, in Heliopolis, he played with a 4-4-2 with Vidal at the apex of the rhombus of the center of the field and Messi Y Griezmann playing inside as strikers. Again, without extremes. From Jong 525 ‘ Semedo 450 ‘ Griezmann 532 ‘ 540 ‘tongue LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 11, 2020 Ansu 489 ‘last_img read more

Spain-United States, on the third day of competition

first_imgThe duel between Spain and the United States, of Group C of the Finals of the Federation Cup to be held in Budapest, will happen on Thursday, April 16, after 17.00, when the American group already has a tie performed earlier than, in opposition to Slovakia.The match group introduced on Monday the schedules of this occasion that might be held from April 14 to 18 at the Laszlo Papp Area in Budapest, and that may start with the Group D tie between the Czech Republic, particular visitor, and champion on 11 events, and Switzerland.That very same day, beginning at 5:00 p.m., the United States and Slovakia will face one another, teammates from Spain, in order that the group that Anabel Medina directs, can play all of it to a single card, then, on Thursday.The twelve groups will first play a section of all in opposition to all and the winner of every of the 4 teams will go to the semifinals.That is the competition programTuesday April 14Central Observe 10:30 Gp D: Czech Republic-SwitzerlandFrom 17:00 Gp C: USA-SlovakiaWednesday April 15Central Observe10:30 Gp B: Australia-BelgiumFrom 17:00 Gp To: France-HungaryThursday April 16Central Observe10:30 Gp D: Czech Republic-GermanFrom 17:00 Gp To: Russia-HungaryObserve 110:30 Gp B: Belarus-BelgiumFrom 17:00 Gp C: United States-SpainFriday April 17Central Observe10:30 Gp B: Australia-BelarusFrom 17:00 Gp A: France-RussiaObserve 110:30 Gp D: Germany-SwitzerlandFrom 17:00 Gp C: Spain-SlovakiaSaturday, April 18Central Observe10:30 Semifinal 1: Winner of Group B vs. Winner of Group DFrom 17:00 Semifinal 2: Winner of Group A in opposition to Winner of Group CSunday April 19Central ObserveNot earlier than 16:00 – Ultimate.last_img read more

Simeone: “The team knows what we have to play”

first_imgHas the team been permanently hooked?I think that since the season began we have had ups and downs. A great start, very strong, and then we did not find regularity. Then we had another sequence of important matches until Eibar and then again lost regular results. From Granada we are pressing better, feeling much stronger and knowing what we have to play. When the team identifies the identity of this team, the path becomes more comfortable.Was there fear to think little about this match?The players were very clear that beyond the important victory against Liverpool, the first half of two games, the League is our life. The fan gets up to see how the team is doing in the league. Although the Champions League is also important, the fan wants to be as high as possible in the newspaper in the League. I saw the players very well, looking to get the best way to the game and the second half was one of the best we’ve played.Without intensity the equipment lowers a lot. How was Diego Costa?When the team plays in consequence of its records, important matches appear. Diego trained well yesterday, the doctors will explain what they need to explain later and I understood that he was not in a position to compete, but I hope that next week he will be well.With what remains of the triumph?The revelation before the adverse result and the strength to keep looking from 2-1. I think they were the reference of today’s game. How important is Koke?Talk about Koke I’ve always talked. He is our captain, our reference and the player who has been with us the most. He is very clear about what we want and what we are looking for, he has a tactical condition that does not have many players and beyond looking slow, he has a step that always knows where he is. Koke and Saul can play anywhere.Every time he leads the team the Monkey has great effectiveness.Germán has known him for 25 years, we know each other too much and we know what we want. Every time he has had to lead he has won and he is a winning guy. He is a person with that positive energy that he transmits and with that sense of tranquility, the opposite of me, but clearly with that winning energy.Do you want me to stay?When Germán has to give some explanation he will be in charge of giving it.How did you see the return of João Félix and Trippier? And the work of Saul and Thomas in the middle?Saúl and Thomas have worked very well to find the ball in the rival field, with the help of the strikers with Morata working hard and a fantastic Correa. Then the internal competition makes us very happy. The return of Trippier, João, the return of Costa, Carrasco are getting better and better … and those who have entered when these boys have not been. Vrsaljko doing a great job, Vitolo played a good game and the changes gave us freshness and clarity in order to attack a little better.last_img read more

Courtois: “We did not deserve the results we had”

first_imgHe saved the team in the first half …It’s hard to say, after two lost games it was important not to fit. We defended well and when necessary I made good stops. Arthur makes me fine and I make a great stop with my hand. And I played well with my feet, giving the team peace of mind. And in the second half the team was better, it made a difference.And that they came at a very difficult time.We have continued to work well, I do not believe that against Levante, Celta or City we deserved those results. We played better than them, but football are details and we were very involved from the first minute. The fans were amazing and we made a difference.Have you felt the breath of the fans?The Bernabéu is key for us, if they support us we can do great things. It is difficult for an opponent if he notices that such an opponent is ahead and the stadium behind. We did it well.Madrid did not back down after the first, looked up to Barça.Yes, but that’s how you have to play against Barça. You can go back or press and risk the exit. All gave 100%, it has been seen in that race that Marcelo has won against Messi. It is very good, the team’s breath is noticeable. That is key.Does this result change the morale of the team?Of course, winning a Classic is always good, we become leaders, but there are 12 games left and the next game we play at Betis’ house, it’s a complicated field. If we want to win LaLiga, we have to win in these fields. We will work for it.Valverde: “We show that Madrid is for many things”Is there anything left in the body after such a demanding game?Yes, happiness Every effort has a reward, to thank people and colleagues for their support during the 90 minutes. This belongs to everyone, we have the same objective. Happiness and for home.What first analysis of the game?I think proud that we raised our heads, we kept trying, we came from a hard defeat. People came to support and were with us. This is part of everyone. The pressure of the team, so high, was key.The master told us that we were one with one, that implies an effort of each one, not to leave a ball for lost. We show it.Does Madrid change this face a lot?Very much, in Madrid you have to go for all the titles and if you can’t, you have that sadness. Madrid is for many things, this is the demonstration for the world.Classic: “It was a great opportunity. To thank all the fans for their support.”Zidane: “The coach told us to be one with one, but this also the effort to leave no ball.”Season: “Being a Madrid player you have to go to all the titles. This was a good opportunity to show the world that this team is for many things.”Casemiro: “Vinicius has done a great game”Sensations: The feeling is of happiness for the team, so we have taken on the field. They are three very important points for us.Analysis: “In the last results we were not doing badly, yes in the last 15 minutes. Today we have shown that we are very strong. In the face of people it is also very important, that they trust us, but there is still a lot of League and many matches yet. “Deserved Victory: “We have pressed well, we have played well. It has been a Classic. They are three very important points.”Celebration of the goal of Vinicius: “I try to do things with my heart and there is no explanation. Vini deserves this goal very much”Message to Vinicius: “At the break I was already telling him that he has to go to the goal. Many times he plays for Karim, but if he is 50 to 50 he has to shoot at the goal. The game the kid made was a great game.”Hobby Support: “Thank you very much for supporting us and for trusting us. Together we will achieve many successes. We count on them and they count on us.”last_img read more

Earthquake in tennis: Indian Wells falls for the coronavirus

first_imgIn keeping with confirmed media in Indian Wells, as The New York Instances, the chance of holding the event behind closed doorways was contemplated. However lastly it was discarded. Earlier than, containment measures had been made public, akin to lowering interplay with tennis gamers (images and autographs prohibited), that the ball collectors will put on gloves and the gamers will carry their very own towels. However lastly the most radical measure was chosen.“There may be too nice a danger,” Dr. David Agus, a professor of drugs at the College of Southern California, mentioned in an announcement. ATP and WTA, in contact with their respective participant councils, now consider what to do in upcoming tournaments.THE EARTH AND ASIAN TOUR, TOUCHEDThe primary foci of coronavirus are concentrated in Asia (China and South Korea). And the circuit has a major problem. The WTA has already suspended two minor tournaments in China (Kumming Open and Xi’an), however from September 14 till November the exercise would undergo Zhengzhou, Hiroshima, Nanchang, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Seoul, Wuhan, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Zhuhai and the WTA finals in Shenzhen. The ATP, since September 28, has scheduled tournaments in Chengdu, Zhuhai, Beijing, Tokyo and the Shanghai Masters 1,000. If the enlargement of the coronavirus doesn’t cease, the final third of the season can be very touched. However the spring season can also be in hazard. Spain, for instance, has Godó (since April 20) and Madrid Open (Could 3) and is the seventh nation with the most circumstances. France, the place Roland Garros is disputed, is the fifth with greater than 1,200 circumstances. The coronavirus already removes the foundations of tennis. Indian Wells, thought of the ‘fifth large one’ of the circuit, has been canceled as a result of concern of extension of COVID-19. The event, one among 9 ATP Masters 1,000 and one among the 4 WTA Premier Obligatory, ought to begin on Wednesday and lengthen till Sunday March 22however the division of Riverside County Public Well being on Sunday declared the public emergency after a case appeared. In California they already exceed 110.“We’re nonetheless right here deciding what we’re going to do,” Rafa Nadal mentioned by social networks. The Spanish had been coaching at Indian Wells for days. “I hope the authorities will take options quickly,” pointed. In the event he had the choice of recovering the primary that Novak Djokovic now occupies.Tommy Haas, occasion director, spoke of postponement. However not of suspension, though a process has already been arbitrated to return the tickets of a event that pulls virtually half one million individuals to the desert of the Coachela Valley. “We’re ready to have fun the event on one other date, and we are going to discover choices,” he warned. A chance that appears very difficult in a sport like tennis, which extends its calendar from January to November and this yr provides the Tokyo Video games (July 24-August 9). Just one choice appears to suit, that the coronavirus forces to cancel the Asian tour from September and resit there.However the drawback may be aggravated by the greater than attainable cancellation of the Miami Open, additionally Masters 1,000, which should start on March 25. The Extremely Music competition to be held in Florida has already been suspended. Then the European land tour will come, however this begins with the Monte Carlo Masters (since April 12), a bordering space with northern Italy, very affected by the epidemic, and the French blue coast, the place there are already restrictions on occasions akin to Paris-Good.last_img read more

Granero, a Second B in the ideal Eleven of the Europa League

first_imgFascinating is little To define Esteban Granero’s trip this season, in an elevator that moves at a frenetic pace. If the course ended today it would be capicúa: what began with the continental illusion at Espanyol culminates with his inclusion in the Ideal Once of the Europa League made by the specialized WhoScored portal. And that the ‘Pirate’ plays since the beginning of February in Second B. Not for nothing, Barn abandonment voluntarily Europe and the fight for permanence in the First Division aboard Espanyol, in which he was one of the captains, to go down two rungs and fight for promotion to Second A with a Marbella that before this forced stop he was second classified from Group IV, tied on points with the leader, Cartagena. And the ‘Pirate’ has remained undefeated since he debuted. Is his penultimate approach. In this alignment, does not count with no another spanish player Neither from Seville nor Getafe, the other two LaLiga teams that participated in the competition (the one in charge is Manchester United, with Harry Maguire, Fred and Bruno Fernandes, and the parakeet exporter Giedrius Arlauskis, now in the Cluj) also appears, taking into account the two assists from the midfielder at Espanyol-Ludogorets, the one that gave three key passes per game and that two times was considered ‘Man of the Match’ by the publication. And all this, alone in the group stage, since for eighth in the end he was already a militant in Marbella.last_img read more