Dwellers, Hekari are NSL leaders

first_imgHekari remains unbeaten in the Southern Conference with 15 points after round one of the competition eight points clear of its nearest rivals.Trailing Hekari are PKA Rapatona FC and Erema Gulf FC sharing seven points followed by Gigira Laitepo on five points and sharing four points are Huawei PS United FC and FC Port Moresby.Dwellers are on 11 points after winning only three out of five games in the Northern Conference.Welgris Morobe United FC are a point adrift of Dwellers on 10 points followed by Madang FC on eight points, Admiralty FC on seven, Besta PNG United FC on six and struggling Goroka Gosiha FC yet to put a mark on the score board.The competition will break for the festive season and will return for round two in January.NSL competitions sub-committee chairman Joseph Ealedona has thanked all franchise clubs for their participation in the new competition format.Ealedona said earlier that the competition has gone well and urged all franchise clubs to rest well and come back for round two before the NSL heads into the National League format.This is where the top two teams from each of the two conferences will play in Home and Away format to find the League Champions and the top four placings for the finals.last_img read more

New ITF President Haggerty says Rio 2016 venue still needs “awful lot of work”

first_imgThe American administrator, elected to his new position last September, said that the list of unfinished items in Rio includes adding another layer of surfacing to the Summer Games’ hard courts.Fixing the stadium lights is another objective, along with installing stands for spectators at smaller courts and “making sure the surroundings are the way we want them to be.””By the time the Opening Ceremonies are completed – we should be fine.” Haggerty told Associated Press.The tennis competition is scheduled to begin on the morning of Aug. 6, the day after the opening of the Summer Games.Haggerty said he visited Brazil about a month ago and there was “work to be done – probably all venues would say the same thing.””It’s the sort of thing that, when you don’t see the stands yet put in, you worry,” he said.In January, Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor rescinded the contract for the tennis centre, which is located in the Olympic Park, because the project was moving too slowly. A spokesman said the local Organising Committee was confident the work would be completed when it had to be.Haggerty said the ITF is keeping an eye on things, with visits “down there all the time,” including an upcoming trip by the governing body’s secretary general.”We want to make sure the athletes’ experience is the best it can be,” Haggerty said.”They’ll leave Wimbledon [in July]; they’ve been at the French Open.There are expectations…so we want to make sure the experience they have is the world-class experience that they should have.”So we’re paying attention to details and trying to see what we can do there.”Haggerty’s warning over Rio comes just four days after Brian Cookson, President of the International Cycling Federation (UCI) said the governing body was “extremely concerned” about delays to the construction of the Rio 2016 velodrome.last_img read more

Lemar has a hard time playing again during the month of January

first_imgThomas Lemar has in the spotlight the game next February 1 at Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid. Atlético announced on December 31 that the French player suffered a hamstring injury to the right thigh from which he continues to recover, but the process takes time and unless accelerated in his rehabilitation will take him out at least two more weeks. Nevertheless, as in the case of Diego Costa, its value will not be revitalized during the month that the market is open, since physical problems prevent it from playing. Lemar started in Benito Villamarín against Betis (December 22), but after another gray game was the first change of Simeone in search of renewing the attack and at the minute of Correa in the field The Argentine had already opened the score. The ’10’ has been one of the players that with his performance has far exceeded Lemar, although the French started as a starter after improving his pre-season performance. The 24-year-old, second most expensive signing in club history (70 million for 70% of his pass), he was in the spotlight as one of the possible departures of the team in January to make room for a signing up, where Cavani is the one desired by Simeone, but the PSG is not going to facilitate his pass. Equipment like Tottenham or Arsenal They asked about Lemar’s situation, although his offers would not have approached the red and white pretensions.center_img From the beginning of the course Lemar has been seen again, which is not decisive, comes into play and when he does it does not accelerate the pace of the team. After starting in the first five games of the course, some muscular problems separated him from the fields. He returned as a substitute and in total He has left the bench in 11 of his next 16 appearances. Simeone has always given him minutes, he trusts him and his characteristics, but his last goal came in Ipurua, the field that Atlético is visiting this weekend, practically nine months ago (April 20). The Frenchman plays on his return to the team his presence in the next Eurocup, where he is a fixture for Deschamps, but his poor performance can leave him out.last_img read more

Klopp, restless: “I hope Atlético doesn’t sign Cavani”

first_imgIn the middle of next February, Atletico Madrid will face Liverpool for a ticket in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Although it still remains for its confrontation, Jurgen Klopp He already speaks in the press room about his rival’s threats and, moreover, about his possible movements in the winter transfer market. In particular, the possible incorporation of Edinson Cavani.The Liverpool coach praised the current lead, although he positioned himself in front of his preference in the transfer belt: “I think Morata and João Félix are dangerous enough by themselves. I think Diego Costa will not be in the first leg, but maybe in the return … Atlético is good enough now, I hope they don’t sign Cavani although if they don’t they will be a very complicated opponent anyway. “ Anyway, Klopp confirmed that he had not yet begun to analyze Atlético de Madrid in depth, but it is a team he has seen many times. “We will see what happens, if we have to face Edinson Cavani or not“he said. Anyway, in the absence of a month for the confrontation, everything can happen.Klopp: “The Africa Cup in January is a catastrophe”In addition to talking about Atlético and his weekend game, Klopp gave his vision on the change of the Africa Cup date from 2021 to the month of January. The ‘red’ coach showed his outrage at what the new programming would have on his team: “We must think like a club and make decisions. Knowing that for four weeks we won’t be able to count on them doesn’t help“.“I can’t respect the Africa Cup anymore. It is a very interesting tournament, but playing mid-season is a problem that is evident. Changing it to January is a catastrophe for Liverpool“Klopp claimed that he could lose capital players like Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mané. Also to Keita.last_img read more

Another record for Ansu: the youngest double in the history of Primera

first_imgInsultingly young, Ansu is pulverizing precocity records since he became the second youngest footballer to play a league game with the Barcelona shirt. This Sunday he pulverized another record. Ansu became the youngest player in LaLiga history to make a double. He did it with 17 years and 96 days and beat the mark of Juanmi, who got it with 17 years and 115 days. Ansu already has five official goals this year with Barça, four in the League and one in the Champions League. Another record, then, for Ansu, who with his goal against Osasuna became the youngest player in the history of Barça to score an official goal in LaLiga. Ansu also became, thanks to his goal against Inter in the Champions League, the youngest scorer in the history of the competition. He did it with 17 years and 40 days and surpassed Peter Ofori-Quaye, who was 17 years old and 195 days old when he scored Rosenborg with Olympiacos.last_img read more

Emre Mor will be transferred for € 4M if he plays half of the matches

first_imgCelta reported last Friday, on the last day of the market and about the horn of the closure, the change of Emre Mor’s team. The Turkish end left the Galatasaray, where he was on loan and made a disappointing mid-year, to arrive at Olympiacos, where he will play on loan until the end of the season and the Greek club will have a purchase option that will be mandatory based on a series of objectives. The Vigo team reported the operation without offering more details, but AS could know that the purchase will be mandatory if Mor plays half of the matches until the end of the season. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 3, 2020 The price of the transfer, if it occurs, will be 4 million euros and the celestial set would save a percentage of a future sale (specifically 15%). In this way, the Celtic will be aware of the continuity of Mor in Greece to celebrate a sale that they are wishing to make as soon as possible.last_img read more

Gabriel: “Everything has been shit, in defense, in attack …”

first_imgMatch Rating: “I wanted to say something, but I can’t. Everything went wrong. The elimination against Granada was tough. It was a game to win again and it was all shit. In defense, in attack. We have a week to recover and train hard to come back”. Gabriel Paulista was blunt in his assessments after the match between Getafe and Valencia. And that the Brazilian started biting his tongue. “I wanted to say something … but I can’t.” The central could only admit the bad game of his. The key to the match: “We have to change today’s attitude. They have been more men. We have to fight more in the field. We have to be stronger in all aspects of the game. In general it has been bullshit.”Without excuses: “There are important players outside, but we cannot say that the players who are outside have missed us today. The players we have must show that we are stronger. All. From the goalkeeper to Maxi. All. We must be stronger and now to think in the next one and at home. But if we play like this we will lose again. Congratulations to Getafe. “last_img read more

Calero stops being Rayo Majadahonda’s coach

first_imgRayo Majadahonda has reached an agreement with the representative of his coach, Julián Calero, to end the adventure of the coach in the team majariego after the bad results harvested since the start of this 2020. A single victory and two draws, is the poor baggage in the last eight days of the domestic championship that the Madrid team is placed six points from the last position of the promotion zone for promotion to LaLiga Smatbank, great goal of the season, have made the technical goodbye rush. On Monday afternoon, the sports management of the team and the captains, and the representative of Calero, were gathered and it was yesterday when the final decision was made. Both club and coach have had no trouble reaching an agreement, since both considered that the best thing for the team was to change of air to be able to fight until the end for the fourth position. The club, grateful to the coach, had words of thanks for the work done on the team: “we want to convey all our thanks and respect for the work done during all this time and wish him the greatest number of victories in his future, both personally and professionally. “After the technician’s farewell, Rayo Majadahonda confirms that he will take over the Manual Alcazar team on an interim basis, until now responsible for the quarry, minimum until Sunday’s game that faces the Madrid team to Melilla. With this decision the club tries to change the course of the team to try to be in the top four at the end of the season to fight for promotion.last_img read more

Sergi Roberto: “I leave here cooking”

first_imgIn addition to cooking, Sergi Roberto stressed that keep training: “They send us a weekly schedule and they remind us daily and I follow the guidelines and I also train with video calls with my friends from Reus. It is easier, because it becomes more enjoyable. No need to send them any video. ” What he has stopped doing to a lesser extent is “playing Play. I go for a walk to Baloo the dog. A couple of times I have gone to the supermarket to do the weekly shopping to go out as little as possible and spend the time watching movies by installments, which are the ones I like the most, like the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, who give for hours and I’ve also seen the entire Harry Potter saga. In books, I recommend the biography of the creator of Nike and the Hunger Games Trilogy. In another order of things, I did a yoga class and it didn’t happen anymore ”.However, all these activities do not cure the desire to return to the playing fields. “What I miss the most is competing, training, seeing my teammates. I see repeated games on TV and more desire to play comes in. I hope there will be a little preseason before I return, hopefully we have a few days to get in shape, it’s not the same as working out in the gym, ”he said.He also did not want to forget to “thank the affected toilets, give a lot of strength to the affected families, it is very important to stay home so that this ends as soon as possible” Sergi Roberto gave an interview to the FC Barcelona YouTube channel in which he explained how confinement is happening with his daughter of a few months and his wife. Answering the questions asked by the fans. Among the activities to which the versatile Barcelona midfielder spends time, the kitchen stands out. “From this I go out cooking, I am learning to cook above my level, which was very basic. Adrà cooks for us at La Ciutat Esportiva and now I am learning. I will try to make a Japanese cheesecake these days ”last_img read more

Socios.com and Atlético launch a campaign to honor the heroes of the pandemic

first_imgThe platform Socios.com and Atlético de Madrid have launched a campaign to honor people who are being “heroes” during the pandemic of coronaviruses working in essential services of any kind, of which Eleven will be chosen and invited to the Wanda Metropolitano. The initiative, called ‘Tribute to a hero’, proposes to the rojiblancos fans to nominate someone who is doing essential work during these days of confinement through the Socios.com website.Eleven of these exemplary people for their work during the pandemic will have the possibility of spend a day at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium when it is reopened.This initiative has been promoted by the Socios.com platform, a technology company that offers various clubs, such as Atlético, Barcelona, ​​Italian Juventus or French Paris Saint-Germain, the possibility of promoting contests and voting among their fans, And he has also created digital cryptocurrencies for some of them.last_img read more