Braithwaite, the burning nail

first_imgMeanwhile, in Sport he talked about the Camp Nou reception: “I don’t feel like my soccer looks like Larsson’s, To be honest. But we are similar in one thing: he was a tremendously intelligent player. I don’t know what his mentality was and his way of being, because I haven’t met him personally, but he’s a legend. When I entered the Camp Nou I felt amazing because the atmosphere was fantastic. But I don’t know if that environment is normal here. “ Martin Braithwaite, Last minute signing at Barça after the long-lasting injury of Dembélé, appears as great animator and hope azulgrana for the last twelve days of the League. As oblivious to the pessimism surrounding the club and the messes that arise every day around the team, Braithwaite lives in a bubble and claims to be “one hundred by one hundred” convinced that Barça will win LaLiga. This Friday is the cover of sports newspapers in Barcelona. In the interview with Sports world, it falls apart in praise Messi: “He’s a great boy, He is waiting to help the players. It is helping me to join the team and in the countryside, of course, it’s amazing, it’s nice to see you. I’m sure that as we get to know more and play more time together, Our connection will improve. If it is amazing to see him play in games, enjoy him in training every day, it is even more incredible. I try to learn from him. “last_img read more

Betis change face with Pier

first_imgThe Betis not the same since the arrival of the coach Pier Luigi Cherubino, who replaced in office Antonio Contreras. The former Verdiblanco player has managed to change the direction of the team, which was in decline, to get it out of the red zone and change the feelings completely. “This team is trained to be higher. You have to keep squeezing the girls because they have room for improvement, “Pier said in a recent interview with the Betis media. The numbers speak for themselves. Under Contreras’ mandate, the Andalusian team added eight points in thirteen games played in the League, with seven defeats, five draws and only one victory. Figures that have improved substantially under Pier’s orders. After eight league games since joining the coaching staff, the Andalusian team accumulates twelve points, with three wins, three draws and two defeats. It is worth noting the important points added against direct rivals such as Espanyol (2-1) or Valencia (2-2) and the team’s great participation in the Cup: they eliminated Atlético on penalties and brushed the semis, falling in the quarterfinals against Logroño (1-0). The Verdiblanco coach was very satisfied with his work on the team, which has returned to work after a few days off due to the team break. The Bacon and a derby await the Baetics against their great rival, Sevilla, in the next days of the First Iberdrola. “The work we are doing is being received well. It is improving. The important thing now comes in the final stretch, which is where you have to press the most and improve those numbers. I am convinced since I arrived. I’m not satisfied with saving ourselves and that’s it and more seeing the players out there. We have to aspire to win games, “said PierThe former Betis player stressed that upon arrival he saw that “there was a lack of joy” in the team and has tried to recover that essence, which was also characteristic of Betis de María Pry. “When I arrived, what I did was change my mind and I wanted them to come to train with joy. If you don’t get inside and you know what they feel, you can’t get all their football out, “ Pier stressed, who also confessed to having been forced to change the way he played to get the most out of his players. The Canarian coach seems to have found his ideal system at Betis at 4-1-4-1. “My way of playing is different. I like to play more vertically. I tried it in the first games … But I think that to be a coach you also have to be smart and you should not be closed in a style of play and a way of playing football. You have to focus on what you have and the characteristics of each player, “he said.last_img read more

Raúl de Tomás postpones his arrival to the National Team

first_imgEven top Spanish filmmakers this season, both with 11 goals, are under the average parakeet attacker. The Levante Roger Martí dial every 151 minutes, while Gerard Moreno, from Villarreal and former Espanyol, spends 187 minutes on each target. And the rest are also light years away. No one would say that came from writing down a single official goal with the Benfica in mid-season (since he paid 20 million for his purchase to Real Madrid until he received the same amount from Cornellà-El Prat) a Raúl de Tomás who as a parakeet in LaLiga averages one target every 135 minutes, in an Espanyol on the verge of eviction that does not exhibit the most appropriate playing pattern for its characteristics. Only a Spanish striker in the domestic championship exceeds his average, and is Ángel Rodríguez Getafe with ten goals and one every 105 minutes. Debut and goal in the Copa del Rey, before the Sanse from his brother Rubén. The same in the garter belt premiere, before him Villarreal. And again in the following three days, against Athletic, Granada and Mallorca. Against Atlético de Madrid, he did not score strictly but an auction of his did impact on Stefan Savic to go up to the scoreboard. And the streak ended with Osasuna. Since he landed at Espanyol in January, Raúl de Tomás practically counted his goal matches, a cruising speed that this forced stop Due to the expansion of the COVID-19 it brakes dry in every way.center_img Was a open secret that, with such sharp aim, he could enter at any moment RdT in Luis Enrique’s plans for the Selection. Four goals in 540 minutes played in LaLiga were enough argument, without going any further, to to have summoned in view of the friendlies already suspended next week against Germany and the Netherlands. And all this, in a normal scenario in which the Eurocup He was waiting around the corner. The striker’s first minutes with Spain I would have cheered as much or more than he himself Spanish, since by contract it has stipulated that, in case of play with the national team, its termination clause will go from 60 to 70 million euros. A little further from their suitors or, in the worst case, a little closer to the club to materialize an astronomical sale.last_img read more

Remiro and Oyarzabal did not remember the date of the final

first_imgAlex Remiro and Mikel Oyarzabal acknowledge that they did not remember that this Saturday, April 18, the great final of the Copa del Rey should have been played between their Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao, that Basque derby as unprecedented as it is historical, and that all the fans are already remembering on their balconies. “If I tell you the truth, I had not even remembered that the final was this Saturday, because right now it is not essential, football is in the background and focus on getting this back to normal, because this is a very serious thing, a lot of people are dying and, When everything ends and we achieve it, we will find a date so that everyone can enjoy the final, “says the Eibarrés forward.” Well, I hadn’t remembered either, “added the Cascante goalkeeper. Both shared confidences in the talk with which Real recalled the last game they have played in this Cup, the return of the semifinal in Anduva, from which it has already been a month and 14 days.Oyarzabal couldn’t help but remember Miranda’s game. “The team, the people, the club, the way everyone took it, made us think that we were 90 minutes away from reaching a final, from doing something historic. We had already seen in the first leg the illusion that there was and it was a beautiful game to play, and we faced it with the seriousness and professionalism that it deserved and needed, the same as in the Bernabéu, giving credit to what Mirandés did, “he points out. the eibarrés, who also did not forget the pressure they had in the semifinals. “Being two games away from the end gives you a responsibility and a weight in your body that there are times when you notice. And, after the reception and the good start, it may still weigh you a little more, but it was more not having our day, not being 100% correct. “ That Miranda semifinal is so far the most important game in the realistic captain’s career. “As for what it means, yes. Perhaps personally, in the sense, the debut, the first goal, the first derby, you give them a different significance, but it is obvious that being 90 minutes from playing a final makes you to be in front of a special game. And it was nice, to see how people had turned to us. ” For Remiro the key to the final, when he arrives, is to leave with the same concentration as that day in Miranda. “In a match like that you have to go to death, to leave everything in the field, because that is a matter of attitude and predisposition, so with the quality that we have above having to take advantage of the occasions “. Both remember the anecdote that happened to them with the shirts of that day against Mirandés. “I threw both of that day, of the first and second part. I hope I can save the one for the final, then win it. Hopefully!“Oyarzabal dreamed out loud. The Cascante goalkeeper doesn’t have the semifinal jerseys either.” One I kept and the other I gave to my father. “I’m sure he also dreams of keeping the one for the final that should have been played today. It would be a good sign.last_img read more

Toni Nadal: “The best athlete in history is Messi”

first_imgToni Nadal, uncle and coach for a few years of his nephew Rafa, throughout which period he obtained a lot of the titles of his profession, went by means of the microphones of Radio Villa Trinidad in Argentina to assessment numerous matters. Nadal, 33 years outdated and 19 Grand Slam on his document, is at the moment quantity 2 in the ATP rating after Novak Djokovic. We assessment probably the most excellent phrases of his uncle Toni on the Argentine station:Rivalry with Federer: “They each did factor for the game. I can’t think about rivalries past the sphere, nor hatred of the rival. I believe that each Rafa and Roger put into observe the essence of the game, which is to have most rivalry in the monitor, however when the sport ends, it ends. It occurs with River Plate and Boca Juniors. Do you wish to see your most rival in the second division? Usually, you wish to beat him, however not see him destroyed. ” (statements collected by La Nación. Right here, the audio of the total interview).Rafa’s future. “He can have three or 4 simple years of tennis so long as the accidents respect him, he feels motivated and the conviction to maintain on profitable. I can’t think about Rafael enjoying to play on the circuit and that it doesn’t matter to him to lose. Federer continues to play his age (38) as a result of he is aware of he can nonetheless win necessary titles. “ Messi and Nadal: “Up to now, younger individuals outplayed you, however immediately I believe they find yourself missing some dedication. They’re good the day they play properly. Once they play badly after a sport they are saying ‘see you subsequent week’. Nadal, Djokovic and Federer after they play properly They win, and after they play badly too. That is the distinction in a terrific event: having to win when it is not your flip to win. Within the case of Messi, I’ve not seen anybody do what he does. My youngsters are followers and I all the time they watch movies. He is the best athlete in history. “With out excuses: “I’ve by no means preferred individuals who complain in life as a result of I discovered that who does it are people who find themselves much less keen to do one thing to alter the scenario. People who find themselves keen to maneuver ahead don’t normally complain a lot. I all the time I used to be saying this to Rafael. An excuse won’t ever win you a sport. “last_img read more

JCSA calls for INSPORTS board to resign

first_img The letter highlighted that the board had failed to heed concerns pertaining to the institute’s governance and reminded its members of the Civil Service and the Ministry of Finance’s concerns that the agency is regulated by rules governing public-sector bodies, that the board is not an executive board and has no authority to revoke or appoint signing powers, cannot authorise who signs or who does not, or has any authority or privilege to sign cheques. It also objected to the board’s interference in deciding staff retirement and reassignment. “The board is acting beyond its scope and authority in removing senior staff from signing on behalf of the institute without cause,” said Grant. “Furthermore, your letter (April 14) indicates you (board) have informed the banks that staff are not to sign cheques. This is an absurd request, they (bank) cannot ignore the legitimate signatures approved by the Ministry of Finance how signatories must be assigned or removed from government accounts.” He continued: “Any decision by the administrative director is legal and binding. You have indicated that you will decide as a board who should retire or have employment extended. “To be so involved in the day to day issues of staff retirement and reassignment is another ridiculous stance as these persons are treated under the Civil Service Pensions Act,” Grant stated in his letter. Although citing the board’s instructions as “untenable”, the JCSA head advised Andrews to comply with the directives until, but specified that the administrative director cannot be held liable or responsible for any decision taken by the board. UNHEEDED CONCERNS LEADERSHIP BREACH The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has again called for the resignation of the entire board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS). This position, it said, was made on the grounds of a second round of attacks on the agency’s administrative director, Ian Andrews, with regard to having his signing authority removed, as well as its proposed action regarding retirement and contract extension of staff. Last year, the Don Anderson-led board rid Andrews of his signing authority – which is part of the administrative director’s job description – a decision that was overturned after a directive by the Ministry of Finance. Now, the INSPORTS board is headed in the same direction. However, the JCSA, which represents government workers, has filed a strong response. In a letter dated April 27 to board Chairman Don Anderson, President of the JCSA, O’Neil Grant, revealed that they were in receipt of two correspondents sent to Andrews (April 8th and 14th) by Anderson on behalf of the INSPORTS board. Grant raised a number of concerns and insists that the action proposed by the board is “ridiculous” and “untenable” and clearly violates the statutes and regulations applicable to government entities. “I must alert you (board) that the JSCA will be calling for the replacement of the board and particularly you (Anderson) as chairman, as we have seen where your leadership of the organisation has breached all public bodies’ guidelines, acts and regulations. Mr Andrews cannot be held liable for any decision taken by the board that he is forced to comply with, despite his declared concerns,” highlighted Grant. Efforts to reach chairman of the INSPORTS board, Anderson, for comments via telephone proved unsuccessful, as all calls went unanswered. The JCSA letter was copied to Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Alison McLean, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mrs. Loris Jarrett, deputy financial secretary, Ministry of Finance and Public Service, the ministry’s financial secretary, Devon Rowe, Mrs. Pamela Monroe-Ellis, auditor general, auditor general’s department, all members of the INSPORTS board and Andrews.last_img read more

Wolmer’s runner beats books with eight ones at CSEC

first_imgBrains, and not all brawn, in a big way describes Wolmer’s Boys’ School student athlete, Damani Sulph, who though yet to medal on the sporting stage, has achieved an academic high of eight Caribbean Secondary Examinations Council (CSEC) subjects – all Grade Ones – in the recently concluded exam sitting. Young Sulph got distinctions in seven of his subjects – chemistry, physics, technical drawing, English literature, English language, mathematics and, visual arts, all with straight-‘A’ profiles. For mechanical technology, he got an AAB profile. The teen started Wolmer’s five years ago with much sporting potential, having clinched gold and bronze in the 100 and 200 metres, respectively, at the JISA/Seprod Prep Schools’ Champs. In 2011, as an eighth-grader, Sulph struck double gold in the 4×100 and 4×200 metres, while anchoring at the Gibson/McCook Relays. It wasn’t always smooth sailing, however, as Sulph has been slowed by injury. But as the youngster saw his track progression held back due to persistent injuries, he surged for the ultimate balance with academics. “Once I balance tracks and any sport with my schoolwork it will put me in pole position to get scholarships,” Sulph, who intends to be a top graphic designer, told The Gleaner. “I pay very keen attention, so that when I plan to study after school I have already retained much of the information,” he said, describing his method of balancing school and athletics. Due to injuries, his career hasn’t quite taken off in the way he hopes to at Champs, as he has not yet made it to an individual final. At Wolmer’s, though, he has peers of proven success and notes that 110m World Junior champion hurdler, Jaheel Hyde, serves as inspiration. “I want to achieve a final, at least at Champs, before I leave Wolmer’s, and go through a season injury-free,” he continued. “There were high hopes for me from second form after I got those two medals, and I want at least to live up to the expectations,” he stressed. Sulph will head to sixth form, then college, here in Jamaica or overseas. In the meantime, Wolmer’s Boys’ track coach, Christopher Harley, said he is proud of Sulph’s academic achievements and noted that it speaks well of Wolmer’s sporting and academic philosophy. Outside the classroom, Harley believes Sulph has not maxed out his potential and remains confident that if he overcomes injuries, he can achieve big things. “I don’t get a chance to see Damani at his best on the track side of things, but where discipline and academics are concerned, I have no complaints,” said Harley. “He (Sulph) didn’t get a chance to really showcase himself and to really show how far track and field could have taken him. He has another two years in school, so if he decides to put some work in (athletics), anything is possible,” Harley stressed. The student’s parents, Dwight and Marcia Sulph, are proud of their son’s straight-‘A’ profiles. “We are supportive parents; we always trusted his judgement from prep school days, I support him and I support every student athlete,” Dwight explained. His father describes himself as part of a fraternity that goes to all the track meets. “We support student athletes to ensure they go to class, get to training, and when I go to Stadium East training field to pick up my son after training I pack eight or nine of them (students) into my car to take to Wolmer’s,” he explained.last_img read more

Beholder works at Santa Anita in prep for Breeders’ Cup

first_imgARCADIA, California (AP):Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder completed her next-to-last workout in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where she is expected to meet Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.Beholder ran five furlongs in 1:02 under regular rider Gary Stevens yesterday at Santa Anita.American Pharoah went seven furlongs in 1:23 on Wednesday over the same track for trainer Bob Baffert.Richard Mandella, who trains Beholder, says she will ship to Keeneland on Monday and have one workout in Kentucky before the October 31 race.He says Beholder’s latest work was merely to maintain her form. Stevens says she’s “on top of her game.”last_img read more

Popcaan adds $100K bonus to Digicel Grand Prix Finals

first_imgKINGSTON:In addition to his highly anticipated performance at the Digicel Grand Prix finals on Saturday, popular dancehall artiste Popcaan is also pledging $100,000 in cash, which will be awarded to the top two schools in the Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championships.”I have been hearing a lot about the Digicel Grand Prix and everything they’re doing for the young athletes and their schools, so I wanted to be a part of that,” Popcaan said. “So, in addition to the other prizes, I will be giving the top male and female schools $50,000 each to continue the development of their track and field teams.”I want to also encourage students to continue to pursue non-traditional career paths such as track and field and entertainment, especially with Jamaica’s growing dominance in these fields worldwide,” he added.Sponsorship manager of Digicel, Danielia McLean, welcomed the announcement.”We’re very excited to have Popcaan on board to close the 2016 Grand Prix series and celebrate the performance of our young athletes,” said McLean.”The development of the schools’ athletics programme and Jamaica’s track and field industry overall is something that we all have a part to play in, so Popcaan’s contribution will also go a far way in helping us to achieve the main goal of this initiative,” she added.The month-long series will end with a grand finale this Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics in St Catherine. The top performing boys’ and girls’ schools will each receive $1m in gym equipment from Digicel and the most improved boys and girls’ school will each receive $125,000 in cash from GraceKennedy. Honey Bun will also be providing $100,000 cash towards for the athlete nutrition programme at each of the winning schools.The grand finale will feature exciting performances, a major surprise, plus a party stand. Tickets to the event will cost $500 for adults and $300 for children. Patrons can gain access to the party stand by purchasing a $300 Flex Card at the gate.The Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship is sponsored by SportsMax, GraceKennedy, CB Chicken, KFC, Gatorade, Pure National Ice, Honey Bun and Logo Stitch.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Fist fight in Seaforth, Robertson accused of being an absentee MP

first_imgTempers flared in Blacksmiths Lane, Seaforth just yards away from the polling station, as the Jamaica Labour Party’s James Robertson, who is vying for another term as the Member of Parliament (MP) of Western St Thomas, addressed a small group of community members. Robertson, who was being accused of being absent in the constituency, was assuring the people of the work that he had put in over the years. “I have been a father to this lane for almost 30 years, long before I was elected as MP,” he said. Robertson’s proclamation was met with shouts and nods of agreement from a few of the people who had gathered. However, one man, who was holding a cup of what appeared to contain alcohol, approached the candidate with slurs contrary to what he had proclaimed. Another resident of the community exclaimed that the man was drunk and asked him to move away. The accusing man refused, which escalated to a brief fist fight. Robertson ensured that the dispute was settled before leaving the location.last_img read more