The reborn Espanyol

LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 5, 2020 Already at the entrance, striking was the ownership of Óscar Melendo, which certainly came from overcoming ankle discomfort but, in addition, was not of the game in LaLiga since September 15. Three and half months. Another striking recovery in the initial team was that of Javi López, the captain, who had only participated in one of the previous 11 days, there is nothing, and whose performance against the Catalans was simply spectacular.The third big news was David Lopez, not for its ownership but for its return to the midfielder. And it could not be better for Abelardo, because he scored. The stopped ball, not in vain, is another of the new coach’s hallmarks, as it was for Pablo Machín, although in the case of the Soriano that effect (and many others) dissipated after the first matches.Already during the match, players such as Ander Iturraspe or Matías Vargas, author of assistance to Wu Lei. And it was seen, even in the absence of a goal, the best version of Jonathan Calleri, which was already indisputable with Abelardo in the Alavés.But perhaps the most radical metamorphosis was experienced Marc Roca, who from a rude error in Butarque happened in the derby to be displayed. A lot of guilt was sure, in his case and in the rest, a sensible approach, with four defenses, with lines together, with order and pragmatism. The essences If they recover, Espanyol will. Against Barcelona they already glimpsed, and in what way, some of those improvements that the new coach is looking for, and that in fact he needs to settle urgently if he wants to have any option of achieving permanence. So what I only had seven workouts (one per day, plus the double session on Monday) to prepare a very difficult meeting. It crowded the “Yes you can!”From the Cornellà stand on Saturday night, while Espanyol players and fans exchanged applause after the most valuable tie in the derby. A scene totally opposite to that of the previous game, against Leganés, where a few players approached to apologize to the few fans displaced to Butarque.The parakeet set was reborn in Abelardo’s debut Fernández, whose success will be proportional to his ability to recover the best version of many of his players and even the essences of a dying club for almost the entire first round. read more

Trouble before João Félix’s break with Alba and Messi

first_imgIn the last moments of the first 45 minutes of the game played at the King Abdullah Sports City of Jeddah, Barça was subject to harassment without demolition of Simeone, who were entrusting themselves to the good work of Jan Oblak and the strength of his defense. The intensity with which the players are living the game has been reflected, in addition, in the different physical problems that have starred in the first part. A clash between Correa, Neto and Umititi ended with the Argentine limping and forcing the assists to jump into the field in the 13th minute. Minutes later, in the 17th, Oblak was the victim in a set with Luis Suarez, although both could continue on the pitch. The tension between Barça and Atleti surfaced in the discount of the first part of the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. Jordi Alba and João Félix was engaged in a brawl that began with the Barcelona player pointing the Portuguese with his index finger and recriminating protests to the referee. Moments later, it was Leo Messi who entered the scene, facing the mattress striker and creating a situation of tension that increased with the arrival of several players trying to put out the fire. Luis Suárez, Saúl and Savic were the biggest victims of the incident, being the only ones admonished by González González, referee of the match. However, Umtiti and Busquets by the side culé and Herrera and Thomas, by the rojiblanco, also took part of the confrontation. Movistar Champions League ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Moment in which Messi and João Félix face each other.Movistar Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Australian dawn and with Eurosport epic: from Nadal when Muguruza resurfaces

first_imgThe Australian Open has its guidelines, however the first is the time distinction. The ten hours that separate Melbourne from Madrid situation every part. “I sleep little and relying on the Spanish,” admits Fernando Ruiz, program director Passing balls and editor-in-chief of Eurosport, which provides the Open for our nation.With altered biorhythms, however with power your gear is working. “It’s laborious day with fourteen Spanish tennis gamers in 13 video games; now you’re discounting days ”, confesses Davinia Zapata, member of the manufacturing group. “It might be laborious to not do it,” says Miguel Ángel Méndez, presenter with Marta Sánchez.Gear and program.At 9 o’clock within the morning within the writing of Eurosport of Ciudad de la Imagen (Madrid) it’s already clear that the day has begun some time in the past. In one of many cubicles some narrator recovers sleep by hitting a discreet nod. The Australian day has begun at one within the morning and there are nonetheless hours and all of Nadal’s epic forward. The cross to the semifinals of the Balearic tennis participant doesn’t particularly look good, however the group continues to assessment photos and advance the contents. “The primary vocation of Passing balls It’s informative and then comes the evaluation with the specialists, ”Méndez mentioned. “I really like the information. It’s what I more and more miss within the absence of different areas. The gathering is critical, but additionally the data, ”provides Sánchez. Each kind an confederate tandem for years and are the seen face of the group. EDUARDO CANDEL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>19 / 20The Eurosport writing prepares the contents of the ‘Passing Balls’ program.EDUARDO CANDEL (DAILY AS) However the area is cooked very early due to the detailed minute of every sport. Then there would be the closing contact and the part with the opposite aspect of the match. “This system could be very differentiated between the data block and the dialogue desk. I convey totally different particulars and photos. The companions of the net that cowl the entire day assist me quite a bit ”, The presenter and commentator José Manuel Tallada has. The protagonist within the go to of AS is in any case Nadal with his 4 hours of sport towards Thiem. “This can be a blessing,” says Manuel Poyán, with greater than 25 years of tennis behind him and who has been stirring the morning with his jokes and feedback.However Nadal falls and there may be solely Muguruza left. “He’ll win,” Ruiz says. “Conchita has given him peace,” provides Méndez. Probably the most sophisticated is completed. It solely stays to cross the final balls and the final dawn. Till the subsequent Australian Open.The Muguruza closingEurosport, which has virtually thirty cameras deployed on the Australian Open and sends greater than forty video indicators, has already introduced that will make a particular deployment for the ultimate that may face Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin (09:30, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Participant).The protection will lengthen till the tip of the get together with the awards ceremony and then there will likely be particular version of Passing balls With time for evaluation with the specialists of the home and some visitor.EDUARDO CANDEL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>19/20 Marta Sánchez and Miguel Ángel Méndez, presenters of the Eurosport ‘Passing Balls’ program.EDUARDO CANDEL (DAILY AS)center_img A group work that’s accomplished with the work of envoys equivalent to Antonio Arenas or Jordi Arrese and Corretja’s skill to speak. “It bothers me to talk properly of him as a result of then we struggle, however Àlex is the very best Spanish tv commentator by far,” Ruiz praises him laughing. “Generally I do know that Corretja has obtained some criticism. It’s mentioned that he’s an athlete doing the work of a journalist. For me Alex does a greater job than a journalist. Or at the very least in addition to the very best,” Méndez explains.EDUARDO CANDEL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>19/20 Within the Eurosport management room in the course of the Nadal-Thiem of the Australian Open.EDUARDO CANDEL (DAILY AS)last_img read more

Hazard breaks his silence: “I will be judged in my second year”

first_imgSecurity in being in the Euro: “I was going to arrive, to do whatever it took to be fit from the first games. I should have worked hard for it, but since I got injured I had already done a lot … I would have arrived in good shape no matter what happened. had a lack of rhythm, of course, but the quality is not lost (laughs and wink). “Play again: “I’m waiting. Yesterday Zidane called me and he doesn’t know either. What we can do is stay in shape, all the players have resources for it. We don’t know if the League will resume, let’s hope that there will be a good end to the season and that it can be played If not, we will all be disappointed, but things are as they are. “ State: “I’m fine! Without leaving home, taking care of myself. I’m doing better, my stitches were removed a week ago. I work a little harder here. I can walk so everything is fine!”The Euro, next year: “I was hoping to get there, so I was disappointed that it was postponed. I had planned to play it, I had a surgery a few weeks ago. We will all have one more year in 2021, which is a shame, but my ankle will allow me to be fit again. the fans are difficult because they want to see an international tournament every summer, for them it is a shame. But I also believe that there are priorities in life that forced us to cancel. We are like everyone else, I will wait until next year “. Confined to Madrid, Eden Hazard (29 years old) has given an interview to RTBF. In the talk, the first since he underwent surgery in Dallas on March 5, the Belgian talks about how he is progressing in his recovery or his feelings after the postponement of the Euro Cup to 2021 by the coronavirus. 7 Fear of having coronavirus: “I’m not saying I can’t catch it, but I’m inside the house, nobody’s coming, we can’t see anyone … I’m a little scared, like everyone else, but I especially have to pass it on to others, that’s the most delicate. We have people to take care of ourselves. I worry about weaker people, who have more problems, yes. “Balance: “My first season in Madrid is bad, but not everything is bad. It is an adaptation season. I will be judged in the second. It is up to me to be in good shape next year. The group is good, I have met new people. For me it is a great experience. I still have four years of contract, I hope to be in good shape. “last_img read more

Nelson passed influenza A at Betis: “The Covid-19 scares the most”

first_imgNelson Augusto Tomar Marcos was one of the Betis players who in October 2009 passed influenza A, a pandemic before this fearsome one that now plagues the entire world. That forced to suspend a Second match against Villarreal B because there were 13 sick green and white players, but Nelson revealed in Maisfutebol that the Covid-19 is more scary: “I had a hard time, but this virus is more scary. The cases increase every day and people are worried. The measures are, of course, more severe. You hardly see anyone on the street, unless you have a need. ““At Betis in 2009, almost half of the squad fell. He felt terrible discomfort, had a dry throat and a very high fever. I lost a lot of weight. I played again two weeks later and in the first part I thought I was going to die. It was complicated, but from what I have seen this pandemic is going to be much more important and will last much longer, “says Nelson of his experience. The winger celebrates having enjoyed numerous classics of great rivalry, such as Boavista-Oporto, Benfica-Sporting, Benfica-Oporto or Betis-Sevilla: “I choose the classics between Benfica and Porto! As a child I already lived these games in Cabo Green and there were always some bored. In the country I have always lived them intensely. But Betis-Sevilla is also a world top. In the city there is no talk of anything else during the week. The atmosphere is very beautiful. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 11, 2020last_img read more

International amateur boxing set for Olympia Crown tomorrow

first_imgJamaica’s amateur boxers will go up against a six-man contingent from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) tomorrow, in a show that has been arranged by the Jamaica Boxing Board, in association with the Olympia Crown Hotel, Molynes Road. There will be six international and two local bouts on the card, and fight time is 8 p.m. FULL TEAM The team of six boxers from the BVI is coached by Jamaican Julan Brown, who heads the boxing programme there. The full team is Andrew Lettsome, 20, Heavyweight (195); Elton Leonard, 21, Light Heavyweight(175); Elton King Leonard, 20, Middleweight (160); Tyriq Isles, 23, Welterweight (155); Romario Morgan, 19, Light Welterweight (139); and Dmoi Martin, 17, Flyweight (115). Lettsome and Isles arrived in the island yesterday, accompanied by team manager David Penn. The other boxers will arrive today. The boxing board stated yesterday that this card is part of its development programme, and is designed to give Jamaica’s amateurs competition involving other teams from the region. The plan is that over the next several months, Jamaica will engage in team tournaments, so as to keep the young amateurs busy.last_img read more

Put an end to scavenging – Irwin’s Humphrey wants ISSA to stop big name teams from ‘buying’ top players

first_img Rules needed WESTERN BUREAU: Straight-talking Dwaine Humphrey, the assistant football coach at Irwin High School, has taken the establishment to task for allowing what he calls the predatory habit of some schools scavenging better players from less recognised institutions to boost their chances of winning the daCosta Cup. Humphrey told The Gleaner that the practice has left several schools with little chance of ever competing on a level playing field. “I am extremely angry because these so-called top coaches and schools for whom they work are given credit for work they have not done,” he said. “How many of these coaches really can boast of taking a player from scratch and making that player a top potential? Not many can. It is the coaches who groomed these players and taught them the basics who should be given credit, and as soon as that player becomes an asset to the school, big-name coaches scavenge them away,” said Humphrey. Irwin High, known as the Group A beating stick, were put to the sword in an 8-1 mauling by Cornwall College on Saturday’s opening day and then soundly thrashed 4-1 by St James High on Tuesday. They, according to the no-nonsense coach, number among such victims and he wants the body that governs local schoolboy football, the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA), to put an end to the practice. He said scouting is a natural part of most sporting disciplines but added that some order must be there for the rule, noting that the practice of ‘buying’ a player is shadowing what occurs in the professional football world. “I may come across as a sore loser, but that’s far from the truth. I believe in giving youngsters a fair chance. Small schools with limited resources cannot do that because they are always being scavenged,” Humphrey said. “It’s like small, unrecognised coaches and small schools are employed to these big-name coaches and their schools. ISSA needs to take a long look at it because it cannot be fair to some schools,” argued Humphrey. In addition to the players’ ability, schools from which they are ‘bought’ also lose a student who could help bring the school’s average up. “When you scavenge, or as they ‘buy’ a player, they are not just taking a footballer, they are taking away a student. How then can that be fair to these schools. What chance will that school have of becoming one of those A-Class institutions? “They are swiping the most academically inclined players also, which cannot benefit the small schools such as the Irwins and the Anchovys,” the coach said. He noted that until schoolboy football goes professional, which, under certain statutes, will never be the case, ISSA must come up with a concrete plan to at least limit the practice to give small-name schools a chance to succeed not just in football, but through academics as well.last_img read more

Kohli praises day-night Test experiment

first_imgNAGPUR, India (AP):The first day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand to be played at the Adelaide Oval from Friday will be remembered for years to come, India Test captain Virat Kohli said yesterday.”It’s a landmark Test and a big step towards changing something in Test cricket,” Kohli said ahead of the third Test against South Africa. “I hope it can be another option and I’m glad that the two teams have agreed to play an official Test like that, as an experiment.”Kohli said that cricketers should be willing to accept changes to increase attendances in Test cricket, although limited overs games are popular under lights.”It might be a step that we’ll all remember a few years down the line, let’s hope so. As cricketers, we all should be willing and accepting of the need to step forward and contribute to the game, however possible.”If this is a step towards improving the excitement and popularity of Test cricket, then I think every team should be in for it. Hopefully, it will be better for the game,” he said.The opening Test of the four-match series at Mohali saw only a few thousand spectators and crowds are not expected to be high for the Nagpur Test.A pink ball will be used for the historic game. Kohli, whose team leads South Africa 1-0 in the four-Test series, said he had heard seeing the ball could be a problem at twilight.”I’ve heard a few players giving feedback on playing with the pink ball. The only thing they were concerned about was that during twilight it was very hard to pick the ball. During the day it was fine, during the night it was all right as well. But when the floodlights are not on and when the sun is going down, is when they found it difficult,” Kohli said.last_img read more

Graham inspires STETHS to semi-final win

first_imgWestern Bureau: Neville Graham scored a blistering free kick yesterday to inspire St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) to a 2-1 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup semi-final victory over Lennon High in driving rain at the Juici Park in Clarendon. The winners will face Dinthill Technical High in the December 5 final. The Santa Cruz-based STETHS will now have a chance to add the biggest title of them all – the daCosta Cup – to their Ben Francis Cup win and keep them on track to winning three of the four schoolboy titles on offer. Graham, the STETHS left-back, has been playing like a man possessed all season and was all over the field, grimacing as a result of a leg injury that he has been playing through. Like an injured soldier, he battled on to score the opening goal in the 19th minute. His teammate and the competition’s deadliest striker, Michael Kerr, netted his 29th goal of the campaign from the penalty spot in the 66th minute, as STETHS regained the lead after Shawayne Nelson had equalised for the Merron Gordon-conditioned Lennon. It was yet another familiar outcome for STETHS as they seem always able to create goals and wins. Lennon hit back in the 50th minute after STETHS had taken the lead. Nelson outran his marker and struck a low, hard shot under STETHS goalie Kenroy Wallace to level the score at 1-1. But STETHS found the winner, when Kerr slotted home from the penalty spot, after the referee penalised Lennon for a handled ball in the box. STETHS came close to making it 3-1. Graham’s shot from an acute angle in the 77th minute had Lennon goalkeeper Shevoy Williams in serious trouble, but the ball failed to dip sufficiently and crashed against the crossbar, much to the relief of the entire Lennon squad and their band of supporters. A venue for the final is expected to be announced early this week by ISSA.last_img read more

Diamond Mile a shot in the arm for racing – Parsard

first_imgVeteran trainer Harry Parsard says tomorrow’s inaugural running of the Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile at Caymanas Park with a record purse of $13.5 million is a shot in the arm for the horse racing industry. Parsard, who is enjoying a marvellous season, having won the St Leger with 35-1 outsider SUPERLUMINAL in July, along with a number of grade- one trophy races with UPPA TUNE and POTCHEEN, said the race could not have come at a better time, especially with all accompanying races on the card offering no less than $1 million in purse money. “This is unprecedented in the history of local racing, and the response from stakeholders to each of the races has been tremendous. The industry needs another race day such as this on the annual calendar, and whichever entity gets the track through divestment, if it becomes a reality in 2016, should seriously considered having two such racedays,” added Parsard, who will saddle three of the 16 starters in the Diamond Mile. The trio will be led by his crack imported horse, UPPA TUNE, outgoing champion sprinter POTCHEEN and PETE’SWILDONE. All three will be vying for the winner’s share of $6.5 million, a record allocation, as well as $2.1 million for second or $1.25 for third. In fact, purse money will be paid on the first 10 past the post. “My horses will definitely earn, but considering the distance, UPPA TUNE, with champion jockey Dane Nelson, would appear to have the best chance. But the others should still give good account of themselves,” he reasoned. “Uppa Tune missed the recent Coca Cola Invitational Mile as the conditions of weight allotment were not kind to him, but the good thing is that he will report nicely refreshed for this race and his strong pace and proven class could make a difference in this star-studded field,” added the trainer. Parsard, however, has one regret. This has to do with the fact that his vastly improved 3-y-o filly, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, did not have sufficient earnings at this stage to make the top 16. LONG RUNNING TRAIN was among the 10 reserves named in the 26 entries, but it was highly unlikely that she would make the cut with purse money going to the top 10. Parsard said while he is thankful to the sponsors Supreme Ventures Limited and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission in joining hands for this historic race day, he is proposing a change for next year. “I think the format should be changed to an invitational race rather than one based on lifetime earnings as now obtains. This would ensure that horses such as LONG RUNNING TRAIN and another progressive three-year-old colt, POKER STAR, would get in ahead of some of the older horses with built-in earnings over the years due to age,” he concluded.last_img read more