Sultry of Atlético in the Kingdom of León

first_imgAtlético de Madrid fell eliminated in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey after losing to the Cultural and Sports Leonesa – a Second B team – thanks to a goal in the extension (2-1) of Sergio Benito at 108 minutes Party in a Kingdom of León that remains impregnable.The mattress set did not live up to the tie, nor its rival, who opted to make many rotations to be focused on the League. The Leonese, however, were dominant in several phases of the match and did not even suffer in excess when Atlético changed the record in the second half.The pupils of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone tried to look for holes in the back of the opponent and with the presence of Thomas, who relieved Herrera at the break. Saul enjoyed the first opportunity, but his shot went high a few minutes after starting the second half. Then Benito marked the clearest opportunity for the locals.The former Rayo forward, who would eventually be the hero of the game, missed a very clear shot a few meters from the goal line. The rojiblancos pressed the accelerator to the bottom and began to step on the rival field with the gallops of Vitolo. The Canary missed a hand in hand at the time of the game against a Lucas Giffard Giffard who became the main protagonist of the clash.The French ‘Cultu’ goalkeeper made up to eight merit stops to stop the mattress momentum. He could not do it in the next action that weaved Joao Felix and Correa, author of the goal. The Argentine, who almost sold out in summer, is the one who pulls the car most when things get complicated. The Cultural eliminates the rojiblancos in an epic extension (2-1) The Cultural did not give up and it was when it went up lines, it increased its pressure and suffocated those of Simeone. Fruit of the change of style was the tie in Castañeda boots with a left-footed shot from within the area that Adam could not reach. The nerves appeared on the bench and in the absence of troops, the Argentine coach gave the opportunity to his youth players Camello and Riquelme.Minutes before Saponjic entered, who had not enjoyed minutes like rojiblanco, and it was he who had the clearest chances. Both in one hand to hand where Giffard wore. And forgive so much that the team of José Manuel Aira found his moment in a play by the left wing that Gudiño built and signed Benito.The auction was impeccable and the victory, too. Atlético de Madrid was left unanswered and sealed its earliest elimination in eight years, precisely that elimination against Albacete that led to the dismissal of Gregorio Manzano and the signing of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: CULTURAL LEONESA, 2 – ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 1 (0-0, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS:CULTURAL LEONESA: Giffard; Rhodes, Montes Arce, Martínez, Augusto (Kawaya, min. 58); Castañeda, Benito, Gudiño, Aitor (Sergio Marcos, min. 80); Luque (Dioni, min. 70) and Theresin.ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Adam; Arias, Felipe, Hermoso, Manu Sánchez; Vitolo (Saponjic, min. 59), Herrera (Thomas, min. 46), Llorente (Camel, min. 99), Saul; Joao Felix and Correa (Riquelme, min. 102).– GOALS:0 – 1, min. 62, Strap.1 – 1, min. 83, Castañeda.2 – 1, min. 108, Benito.–REFEREE: Alberola Rojas (C. Castellano-Manchego). Yellow card with Augusto (min.36), Luque (min.37), Dioni (min.74), Martínez (min.93) and Sergio Marcos (min.118) in the Cultural; and Llorente (min.43) and Saúl (min.74) in Atlético.–STADIUM: Kingdom of León 12,252 spectatorslast_img read more

The Mirandés is the resistance

first_imgThe great protagonist of that unlikely story was Pablo Infante. The attacker was the top scorer of that Cup with six goals and aroused the interest of everyone in football, as he combined his work on the pitch with his profession in a bank. Once retired, he decided to oppose one of the vacant administrative positions in the Mobility service of the City of Burgos. Perhaps it was even harder to be the best score of the 560 applicants than their historic Cup. With the current format, of course, more images like yours will be seen again. “I am in favor of everything that allows the surprise and that the small team can bid against the big one,” he said in an interview in AS.The end of the adventureThe round of 16 put in place five of the six modest who endured with the best, who showed Luis Rubiales that, if the goal of the new format was to give excitement and make each round a football party, it was not at all wrong. Real Madrid represents the exception, with a win against Real Zaragoza (0-4). The Villarreal, although he won 0-2, he did not get ahead until the final stretch in Vallecas. They needed the penalties on Valencia and the Athletic, who defeated in vibrant matches to Leonese Cultural Y Tenerife respectively. He did not reach the fateful batch, but resorted to the extension the Pomegranate before a surprising Badajoz. The Real, candidate to reach high, demonstrated against Osasuna, as did Barcelona with Leganés. The great stir waited until the last minute, with the Mirandés giving the bell against Sevilla. Luis Rubiales propelled a change of format in the Copa del Rey that hardly presents changes once the quarterfinals have arrived. Seven of the eight survivors, who will be framed tomorrow in the draw, play in the First Division (Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Villarreal, Valencia, Athletic, Granada and Real Sociedad) and among them is Mirandés, representative of the modest resistance. All of Second B’s have been fired, but if the road is the goal, this KO tournament has not left anyone indifferent. The Real Jaén made history, the Second teams brushed the debacle against those of the lowest category, several Second B gave the mash in high-profile duels and football left images to remember. Now almost everyone is eliminated, although they can be satisfied with what has been a historical participation for them. The Mirandés will play for everyone.The mythical Mirandés by Pablo InfanteOne of the objectives of the new Cup is, why not, that the Mirandés deed happened again in the 2011-12 season. Precisely, it is the same club that is closest to tie that great story. He would not have the same merit, since at that time he played in Second B. It all started as many others have done: as third category team It is measured with a club that plays European competitions. Before, I had already eliminated Amorebieta, Balompédica Linense and Logroñés. In sixteenths it was time for the truth. And they succeeded: they overthrew the Villarreal and then they would do it with him Racing and the Spanish. In the semifinals, the Athletic He put an end to the dream and warned them at the gates of the final. Even so, it was an unforgettable year, which ended with the promotion to LaLiga SmartBank.FÉLIX ORDOÑEZ & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Mirandés starred in one of the greatest achievements of the Copa del Rey in recent years.FÉLIX ORDOÑEZ (REUTERS) You promised us that you were going to put it together, and so much so, that you made black and white history ⚪🖤What happened yesterday cannot be described with words 🤐 Here we leave you this video to get excited again and again 😍 pic.twitter.com/ASbdeET8qu– CD Badajoz (@CDBadajoz) January 30, 2020The ‘Culturalazo’, most popular surpriseThe round of 16 was redemption ground for Second Division teams and enjoyment phase for Second B survivors. Only six of LaLiga SmartBank arrived, but refused to say goodbye. The Girona could not stand up to Villarreal (0-3). The Elche it also fell, although the Athletic He needed the penalty shoot to achieve it (1-1). They booked a ticket fully deserved on Saragossa (3-1 to Mallorca), the Mirandés (2-1 to Celtic), the Lightning (won Betis in the batch) and the Tenerife (2-1 to Valladolid). In a way, they amended all the evil that their classmates had done and far exceeded their success with respect to last season. Only the Sporting He was in the round of 16 in the 2018-19 Cup, against all four of the current season.But the whole media focus was on the First Division clubs and, especially, the four exempted so far: Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Atlético and Valencia. Whites suffered before the illusion of Unionists and of the Tracks of the Helmántico; as it happened with Barça, with a goal from Griezmann on the horn to overthrow the Ibiza. None imposed its status as a world power: Valencia won by the minimum UD Logroñés and Atlético went through the back door in what is already known as’Culturelazo’. The Kingdom of León dressed in his best clothes and the players responded as appropriate. Correa beat his own in 62 minutes, but his opponent did not give up and tied the contest ten at the end. In the extension, Sergio Benito evidenced the athletic deficiencies and was the architect of a deed to remember.It was not the only surprise: Badajoz blushed at Eibar (3-1) and was one of the representatives of the resistance of the Second B. Others fell, the vast majority in fact, but also presented battle. It is the case of Recreational (2-3 in front of Osasuna), the Ebro (0-1 before the Leganés) or the Badalona (1-3 against Granada). In the two clashes between First teams, the Seville defeated the I raised and the Real society did the same with him Spanish..center_img The first round, a torment for the Second The draw for the first round of Copa del Rey had important conditions: the winners of the previous territorial, the best of Regional last season, were framed with ten of First. None of them achieved the feat, although they fought with pundonor. The Andorra de Piqué, without going any further, took the penalties to Leganés. The Antoniano succumbed to Betis (0-4), El Palmar put Getafe (1-2) on the ropes, the Melilla He had no choice against Levante (0-5) or The Alamo he had Mallorca in trouble (0-1). There is more: the Intercity fell against Athletic (0-3); the Peña Azagresa, before Celta (0-2); the Toulouse, with Valladolid (0-3); or the Quotation marks in you to you with Villarreal (0-5). The biggest win was enjoyed by the Royal Society (0-8) in their duel against the Calfbut had a great gesture with his rival and invited him to the Reale Arena to expenses paid.Of the rest of First teams, only the Alavés fell eliminated. It was a historic milestone, since in the 21st century no Third club had managed to overthrow a First. In addition, he did it flatly (3-1). Beyond that, the remaining five did not fall into the trap: Sevilla eliminated the Brig (0-1); Espanyol at Lleida (0-2); Osasuna, at Lorca Sporty (0-3); Eibar, to the SD Logroñés (0-5); and the Granada, 2-3 a L’Hospitalet. Having seen the results, it seems that the Copa del Rey format had hardly been worth it, since the greats, except for the specific case of Alavés, were not surprised and advanced with a firm step. Nevertheless, the inhabitants of LaLiga SmartBank starred in a carousel of poor results, that some solved with troubles, but many others signed their sentence of elimination.To get an idea, only Deportivo, Las Palmas, Elche and Tenerife won with relative tranquility. They achieved the classification with more troubles the Huesca, Girona, Albacete, Ponferradina, Cádiz, Mirandés, Fuenlabrada, Zaragoza or Rayo. Some of them needed extensions or others resolved their qualifiers with goals on the horn. There are nine to name, all eliminated before the illusion of their rivals, always of lesser importance. They passed the Portugalete (goodbye to Extremadura), the Cacereño (Alcorcón), the Zamora (Sporting), the Broom (Malaga), the Murcia (Racing), the Ceuta (Numancia), the Badalona (Oviedo), the Sestao River (Lugo) and the Tamaraceite (Almeria). Reflection time for them, who had fallen from the Copa del Rey at the expense of clubs that, a priori, have no elite level. A debacle that warned, unsuccessfully, the 13 survivors: each game is a world.Second round: Getafe catastrophe and more goodbye to the SecondA total of 28 teams arrived in the Soccer City of Las Rozas between Second B and Third, before the massive elimination of LaLiga SmartBank in the previous round. The draw, again with conditioners, did not face any humble among themselves. To access sixteenths with the best, it was their turn to hit the spot. It was not a utopia, far from it. The Second Division clubs, again, left a poor image and fell more eliminated than those who got into the next round. Cádiz, Ponferradina, Albacete, Las Palmas, Huesca Y Fuenlabrada said goodbye, leaving the participation of the category of silver in the hands of Saragossa, of the Mirandés, of the Tenerife, of the Elche and of Girona. First teams, even with suffering, advanced in most cases. In fact, only one gave the jarring note: the Getafe. Bordalás paid to play with ten players and gave in to a historic Badalona (2-0). While the Bordalás were the only ones to fall, many others asked for the time. The Majorca he won with trouble Zamora (1-0); to Osasuna the same thing happened to him Haro Deportivo; the Valladolid he needed the penalties against the Marbella; or Pomegranate Y Villarreal were imposed by the minimum to Tamaraceite Y Orihuela. Something more comfortable were the Leganés, the Betis, the Spanish, the Celtic, the Real society or the Seville. More bad drinks: Eibar in Cáceres or that of I raised, who needed the penalties to knock out a fighter Real Jaén.The territorial preview never seenOne of the main novelties of the new format of the Copa del Rey was the opportunity for all those teams that last season they dominated Regional. There was no place for the 20, who had to face each other for ten first-round tickets. They would rival a First, but the matter transcended a hypothetical future elimination. The most modest clubs across the national scene were in the KO tournament. A year ago some did not even know what it was like to compete in Tercera and, suddenly, faces would be seen with Sevilla, Betis, Getafe or Villarreal on duty.Everyone had a story to tell, despite not having even a thousand followers on social networks. What’s more, the Calf, one of them, represents the town of Becerril de Campos, with a total of 754 inhabitants. From unthinkable to reality. The Barquereño, for example, celebrated the rise in a van or the collection of bingo Azagra went to the Peña Azagresa. This is humble football too: El Palmar was robbed of all sports equipment two days before the match against Ceuta. Now, definitely and except for the Mirandés case, the KO tournament is once again owned by the best, not before leaving anecdotes, photographs, cold afternoons, flares, improvised press areas without Wi-Fi and much more … This is the new Cup that has arrived to stay and promises to catch television year after year. Soccer, much more than 22 players kicking a ball. The Cup, great demonstration of it.last_img read more

Mariano is an enigma

first_imgAt this stage, Mariano is a mystery not only for Madrid fans but for the club itself. No one knows what their intention is for the future, if he will refuse to go out like last summer. The puzzle has even spread to his physical state, given his old back problems that kept him down for some time, or his sports performance, able to go out to play in a Clásico after unpublished months and score a goal.Mariano’s contractual situation is clear. He has signed until 2023. Madrid took advantage of the summer of 2018, in extremis, the right of first refusal that he had over the striker, who had transferred a year earlier to Olympique for 8 million euros. There it had stood out. He recovered it for 23 million. This was explained by Olympique himself in a statement: “(…) for an amount of 33 million euros (of which 3 million are linked to the European Real Madrid rankings) from which 35% of the profits for Olympique will be deducted from Lyon in the transfer in accordance with the conditions established last year with Real Madrid (cost of acquisition of Mariano Díaz by Olympique de Lyon: 8 million euros) “. In addition, Olympique de Lyon will receive 15% of a possible future transfer from Mariano Díaz. If Mariano had gone to Seville for the amount that was being considered, Madrid would have received almost 12 million euros for the operation between Olympique and the Andalusian team, because it corresponded to him 35% of the surplus value that the Hispanic-Dominican had generated. After one season, 2018-19, in which he practically did not count for the different technicians who passed through the bench (Lopetegui, Solari and Zidane), in which he played 22 games and scored four goals, insisted the Premià del Mar in staying in the team although the entity told him that it was better to look for a way out. They had just signed Jovic for 60 million. And football mysteries, Mariano refused. He preferred to stay even knowing that he was not going to play, probably because few teams wanted to assume his high profile. It is estimated that he charges more than 4.5 million net per season. Now, it remains an enigma what will happen to him this summer.last_img read more

Another spy: the FEF censors Paco Díez for mistrust

first_imgThat day, the RFEF informed everyone that there was a complaint in progress against the institution. So the president of the Cantabra, Peláez, charged against the person who would have done that (“it is a shame”), without mentioning any name, considering that it is a time when unity is urgent and, above all, not to be false to the truth. Then it was learned that the person Rubiales was referring to was Paco Díez.Thus, at the next meeting, on April 3, the leaders of the RFEF assured that they were aware that institutions other than theirs knew details, with hair and signs, of the last meeting. Someone had distributed a recording. Everyone looked at and suspected Diez, so the presidents, one by one, asked him to ask for forgiveness and to leave. He did not: “I have not recorded. As it was not my dog ​​…” he said.In this situation, the RFEF suspended the Presidents Commission, ensuring that it would not convene it again with Díez. Said and done: it has not been celebrated again. Next week there is an intention to try again. We will see if Diez, who has sent a letter to the presidents reinforcing his position, is or is not. With Rubiales he doesn’t even try anymore because he hasn’t received him in a long time. “What has been shown is that they do record,” he reflects. At least one hour before that summit, the RFEF must send you a password so that you can connect to it. We will be watching Netflix. The movements in the middle of the confinement in the institutions give for a police series of Netflix. Disputes between the Federation, LaLiga and AFE for him Audios Case, which have led to two complaints to the RFEFThey were not the only ones. There are also accusations in another direction. The protagonist is the president of the Madrileña, Paco Díez. He was the one who filed a complaint against Rubiales and Camps (its secretary general), now investigated for allegedly falsifying official documentation ahead of the elections. For this reason and on the suspicion that he has recorded the last meetings by videoconference to deliver them to third parties, Díez has been vetoed by the RFEF to participate in the Presidents Commission. “It has broken the circle of trust,” say federal sources.This whole battle comes from afar. According to the environment of Paco Díez, since he ran to help the candidate Larreadolphin Thebes. Something that has no weight since others, like Antonio Escribano (Castilla-La Mancha), who also supported him, have had no problems. Later, Díez was watched and warned by the RFEF last year for some alleged irregular practices with the accounts of his organization, at the same time as the president of the Territorial it was weaving better relations with the increasingly harsh opposition against Rubiales and at the same time a front led by Jesus Peramos (ex of AFE in the time of Luis in command) promoted a motion of censure against him. The arrival of Casillas to the electoral scene did not help temper the spirits, since Paco Díez has taken his side publicly, in the same line as The league, that a good sector of footballers and even that Prince, his rival once and now a partner. But it was at the end of March, at a meeting of territorial presidents, via telematics, that everything was blown up.last_img read more

Fognini explodes against Italian football due to the coronavirus: “They are crazy”

first_imgFognini finds it tough to play the tennis season in 2020 and reiterated that he is not going to play in competitors once more till he’s utterly certain. “I spoke to Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Feliciano López and Roger Federer, however I’ve my very own opinion: we is not going to play extra in 2020. How is a event director chargeable for the well being of the gamers, workers, journalists and spectators. I additionally talked about it with my soccer buddies Mattia Perin, Domenico Criscito and Emiliano Viviano. The financial discourse is ok however Till I really feel 110% certain, I received’t play. Will I lose factors and cash? Persistence”.The tennis participant additionally associated how he’s passing the quarantine along with his spouse, the extenista Flavia Pennetta, and joked along with his return to the circuit (he retired after the conquest of the US Open title in 2015). “The primary few days have been fairly robust. We have been tense and nervous. Then we already discovered the routine: feed the lady whereas I play with Federico and infrequently the vacuum cleaner. I’m attempting to persuade Flavia to return to the circuit in 2021, like Kim Clijsters. I spoke to Schiavone and Barazzutti to be their coaches and I will likely be their supervisor. I have already got the event schedule. “ Fabio Fognini charged exhausting against the leaders of Italian football for his intention to resume Serie A regardless of the scenario Italy is experiencing due to the coronavirus. In an interview with Corriere della Sera, the tennis participant believes that there is no such thing as a level in enjoying the championship. “For me they are loopy. 1000’s of individuals have died they usually are solely fascinated with the ball … They joke with the well being of the individuals and solely pursue the enterprise.What’s the level of reopening with out viewers? What sense would an empty San Siro make? It doesn’t exist, come on … “last_img read more

Female rider notches double at Caymanas Park

first_imgMellisa Ward, who on November 28 became the first of the three female apprentices to ride a winner, FIFTYONESTORM, enjoyed her best day in the saddle at Caymanas Park yesterday, notching the first double of her short career.The 21-year-old Camperdown High graduate looked improved in booting hot 4-5 favourite CLASSIK MAKIT in the third race and 2-1 favourite POWEROFTHECAT in the seventh, just lasting home by a head from the fast-finishing TIMEFORACAT, with fellow apprentice Linton Steadman aboard.She just missed a triple when 3-1 chance CHANGE HIM NAME was beaten in a photo finish by INFANTRY OFFICER under Aaron Chatrie in the first race, but she could be deemed unlucky, having lost her whip when challenging on the rails midway the last furlong.Ward, who has now won four races, said: “I am happy with my progress, but I still have a lot to learn, and I’m taking it one day at a time.”Saturday-Sunday meetsFellow apprentice Dane Dawkins rode three winners at the back-to-back Saturday-Sunday meets, including 22-1 outsider LITTLEMISSEMMY (made all) for trainer Anthony Nunes and owner-breeder Karl Samuda in the Jamaica Racehorse Trainers’ Association Trophy race over 1200m on Saturday. Nunes, who was away in Trinidad, won three races on the card.last_img read more

Caymanas tips

first_imgBONGO KING DWAYNE STAR #DWAYNE STAR DWAYNE STARREGGAE GOLD SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICSMIRACLE STAR MIRACLE STAR BOLD AVIATOR #MIRACLE STAR#FOREST FLAME COMMANDING AVIATOR COMMANDING AVIATOR BIMINI#LEGAL ARENA #BRIDLED PRINCESS LAZZA LAZZAHEY CHAMP #MR. DOITBETTA WILL IN CHARGE GOLDEN GLORYHAWKEYE NUH VEX HAWKEYE HAWKEYEEDISON RED FLAG RED FLAG #EDISONCHEERS CHANGE HIM NAME #CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAMEBONGO KING BONGO KING ACTION MAN LEGAL ACCOUNTSUPERTRONICS #SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS #TWILIGHT CITIZEN#FLYING MIRACLE #MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR MIRACLE STARCOMMANDING AVIATOR COMMANDING AVIATOR #COMMANDING AVIATOR FIRE ALARMYOUR EXCELLENCE LAZZA LAZZA LAZZAPIANO MAN WILL IN CHARGE GOLDEN GLORY MR. DOITBETTA#NUH VEX HAWKEYE NUH VEX #HAWKEYEEDISON EDISON RED FLAG EDISONCHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAME CHEERSLEGAL ACCOUNT DWAYNE STAR #PIZARRO LEGAL ACCOUNTSUPERTRONICS BONGO KING DWAYNE STAR #DWAYNE STAR DWAYNE STARREGGAE GOLD SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONIC SSUPERTRONICSMIRACLE STAR MIRACLE STAR BOLD AVIATOR #MIRACLE STAR#FOREST FLAME COMMANDING AVIATOR COMMANDING AVIATOR BIMINI#LEGAL ARENA #BRIDLED PRINCESS LAZZA LAZZAHEY CHAMP #MR. DOITBETTA WILL IN CHARGE GOLDEN GLORYHAWKEYE NUH VEX HAWKEYE HAWKEYEEDISON RED FLAG RED FLAG #EDISONCHEERS CHANGE HIM NAME #CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAMEBONGO KING BONGO KING ACTION MAN LEGAL ACCOUNTSUPERTRONICS #SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS #TWILIGHT CITIZEN#FLYING MIRACLE #MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR MIRACLE STARCOMMANDING AVIATOR COMMANDING AVIATOR #COMMANDING AVIATOR FIRE ALARMYOUR EXCELLENCE LAZZAL LAZZA LAZZAPIANO MAN WILL IN CHARGE GOLDEN GLORY MR. DOITBETTA#NUH VEX HAWKEYE NUH VEX #HAWKEYEEDISON EDISON RED FLAG EDISONCHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAME CHEERS1. LEGAL ACCOUNT DWAYNE STAR #PIZARRO LEGAL ACCOUNT2. SUPERTRONICS REGGAE GOLD UPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS3. GOLDEN BULLET MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR4. FOREST FLAME BIMINI FOREST FLAME COMMANDING AVIATOR5. LEGAL ARENA LAZZA CAPTAIN GRANVILLE LAZZA6. PIANO MAN WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE PIANO MAN7. NUH VEX #HAWKEYE HAWKEYE GOLD CHARM8. #RED FLAG EDISON EDISON EDISON9. #CHANGE HIM NAME #CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAME #PRINCESS SHEMIKA1. DWAYNE STAR DWAYNE STAR2. SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS3. MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR4. COMMANDING AVIATOR COMMANDING AVIATOR5. #LAZZA CAPTAIN GRANVILLE6. #HEY CHAMP WILL IN CHARGE7. NUH VEX RULES OF THE CAT8. FORCE DE JOUR EDISON9. CHANGE HIM NAME #CHANGE HIM NAME REGGAE GOLD SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS3. GOLDEN BULLET MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR4. FOREST FLAME BIMINI FOREST FLAME COMMANDING AVIATOR5. LEGAL ARENA LAZZA CAPTAIN GRANVILLE LAZZA6. PIANO MAN WILL IN CHARGE WILL IN CHARGE PIANO MAN7. NUH VEX #HAWKEYE HAWKEYE GOLD CHARM8. #RED FLAG EDISON EDISON EDISON9. #CHANGE HIM NAME #CHANGE HIM NAME CHANGE HIM NAME #PRINCESS SHEMIKA1. DWAYNE STAR DWAYNE STAR2. SUPERTRONICS SUPERTRONICS3. MIRACLE STAR #MIRACLE STAR4. COMMANDING AVIATOR COMMANDING AVIATOR5. #LAZZA CAPTAIN GRANVILLE6. #HEY CHAMP WILL IN CHARGE7. NUH VEX RULES OF THE CAT8. FORCE DE JOUR EDISON9. CHANGE HIM NAME #CHANGE HIM NAMElast_img read more

Wolmer’s ready to defend corporate area crown

first_imgWolmer’s Girls have been corporate area queens for the past eight years but come March 15-19 at the ISSA Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, the Michael Carr-coached team will be under severe pressure to continue their streak.The girls from Heroes Circle have consistently finished ahead of their corporate area rivals at the marquee event. However, the likes of Convent of Mercy (Alpha), Camperdown and Excelsior are eager to knock them off their perch this year.Coach Carr is wary of the fact that his team will be under tremendous pressure but is bracing for the challenge.”To make it nine in a row, it is going to be very challenging as the team does not really have any flag bearer, so to speak, like we did in the past when we had a Shauna Helps and Jonielle Smith, who were real motivators,” said Carr.Unlike former years, his girls have not been dominant at development meets but Carr is not perturbed.”I used these meets to see what we need to improve on going forward, and I am pleased with the progress, as these meets are very beneficial to the athletes,” he said.Asked about his points projections for Champs, his reply was, “I am not a person who thinks about points as, for me, performance is the key, and once they perform the points will come, and I do not believe in predictions.”Although not having a big squad, Carr singled out one athlete who he expects a lot from.”I am very pleased with the performances of our jumpers, especially Danielle Spence, who has been doing well in the triple jump so far.”Asked which teams he sees has threats to dethrone Wolmer’s as Corporate champions, he was philosophical in his reply.”A number of teams are doing well. Camperdown has done very well in recruiting, while Excelsior and Alpha have been doing well, so far, especially Excelsior, who has some great coaches. But, on the day, every team will start at zero points, and only two competitors can compete in an event and, despite all these teams being major threats, I am confident that my girls can rise to the occasion,” said Carr.Carr also stated that not having a playfield for the first four months of training affected his preparation.last_img read more

Rio will host a great Games, says Coe

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President, Sebastian Coe remains confident that this year’s Olympic Games, slated to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between August 5 and 21, will be a success despite the upheaval currently taking place in the country.It is widely expected that on Wednesday members of the Latin American country’s senate will vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. The country is also facing economic challenges and still battling the Zika epidemic.But despite all this, Coe said no consideration is being given to moving the Games.”The Rio Games are going to take place, and I know it will be a success, and our responsibility now, as member federations, international federations and members of the sporting community, is to do everything we can to help the organising committee and make this a great Games,” Coe told The Sunday Gleaner.Coe said that close tabs have been kept on what is going on in the country in terms of preparations for the games and he himself will be journeying there shortly for a firsthand view of things.”Our competition team is regular in Rio,” Coe revealed. “I am going in a couple of weeks’ time to watch the test events in Rio, the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics, so I will get a better feel of how the stadium is working and all those things.”Having been chairman of London’s organising committee for the 2012 Games, Coe says he understands the difficulties involved in planning for one of the world’s biggest events, but believes Brazil will put on a great spectacle.”I know how tough this is and I am sure that Rio will be a good Games and I think they have a spirit that will surprise a lot of people,” Coe said.ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Champions Leicester collect EPL trophy

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP) – In scenes that would have seemed absurd a year ago, Leicester’s captain Wes Morgan collected the English Premier League (EPL) trophy yesterday after one of the most improbable turnarounds by a sports team. “It’s the best time of my life,” Morgan, a Jamaican international who joined Leicester as a second-tier club four years ago, said on the field. “You just want to enjoy every minute.” Fireworks erupted on the King Power Stadium pitch before yellow and blue streamers cascaded from the roof after the preseason 5,000-1 title long shots got their hands on the biggest prize in English football. Before the biggest party in the club’s 132-year history, the Foxes completed their first game since securing their first-ever top flight title without playing on Monday, with a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton. Jamie Vardy, the striker signed from non-league Fleetwood Town four years ago, returned from suspension with a double to take the club top-scorer’s tally to 24, with a penalty miss denying him a hat-trick. But it was apt that midfielder Andy King was also on the score sheet. The lifelong Leicester player has been on the journey as the club climbed back from the third tier in 2009 to the top flight only two years ago. Earlier yesterday Newcastle, Norwich and Sunderland were on the hunt for points to stave off relegation, just as the champions were doing a year ago. Sunderland were the only one of the trio to win. Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2 to climb out of the relegation zone with two games remaining as the deposed champions saw captain John Terry sent off. Newcastle who were 0-0 by already-relegated Aston Villa, are a point behind and have played a game more than north-east rivals Sunderland. Norwich are below Newcastle in the drop zone after losing to Manchester United 1-0. Juan Mata’s goal for United took Louis van Gaal’s side within one point of Manchester City in the fourth and final Champions League place. In other matches, visitors Swansea beat West Ham 4-1, Bournemouth drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace beat Stoke 2-1.last_img read more