Canes lose Barrett to headaches but beat Bulls

first_imgStar playmaker Barrett withdrew from the side just before kick-off due to headaches, as the visitors managed a convincing bonus-point victory at Loftus Versfeld.First-half tries from fullback Jordie Barrett, centre Ngani Laumape, South African-born wing Wes Goosen and lock Mark Abbott gave the Hurricanes a 24-13 halftime lead.Hooker Leni Apisai crossed for their only try of the second half.The Bulls, who announced New Zealander John Mitchell as their new coach and executive of rugby on Friday, looked more competitive than in recent weeks, and scored tries through wing Duncan Matthews and loose-forward Nick de Jager.The Hurricanes are second in the New Zealand Conference behind the table topping Crusaders with 10 wins from 12 this season, while the Bulls suffered a ninth defeat of their dismal 2017 campaign.Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said the source of Barrett’s headaches was still unclear, but he had been withdrawn from the match by the medical team as a precaution.Barrett left the field at halftime during last weekend’s win over the Cheetahs in Wellington, passed a concussion test and had shown no symptoms until the team landed in Johannesburg.Although the team doctor was unsure whether his headaches were due to travel, altitude or humidity, it was decided the day before the match to withdraw him from the Bulls match the day before kick off as a precaution.Barrett had exercised earlier in the week without any issues, Boyd said.A physical second half against the Bulls became something of an arm wrestle as the travel factor began to kick in for the Hurricanes.Ardie Savea departed after a head clash with Black and blindside Vaea Fifita was noticeably effected by cramp as the match wore on.Lock Mark Abbott also appeared to suffer concussion symptoms in this morning’s win over the Bulls, putting him, Barrett and Savea in doubt for their next match against the Western Force in Perth.last_img read more

Dragons champions of POM Snooker

first_imgThe Dragons caused an upset last weekend at Lamana to beat minor Premiers Lamana 2, four frames to three in a thrilling grand final.The five singles was a see-saw affair. In the first frame, Dragons Roger Ng beat Lamana stalwart Arua Simoi 2-1. The second frame saw Port Moresby Open winner Ralph Kaina beat Philip Magic 2-1 to level the scores at one all.In the third frame Alexis Tam defeated Noel Ramos 2-1 and in the fourth frame, Joey Chan with the home tables advantage puffed out Kiwi Danny Earles 54-24 and 51-18 for a 2-0 win to even the score at 2 all.PNGs chief referee Jonathan Cavanagh had some anxious moments before edging out youngster Miria David 2-1 in close encounters.Lamana levelled the score in the sixth frame when Simoi and Kaina doubled to beat the Dragons pair of Tam and Francis Tsereira.However the dragons had the last puff when Ng and Magic put away Ramos and Yiannis Nicolaou to clinch their first premiership.PNG player of the year Marcus Ng made the highest break of 37 during the season while Nicolaou and Roger Ng took out the best players award.In B Grade grand final, minor premiers Phoenix Kasens outplayed PMMI Bomana Bullets four frames to two while the C Grade title went to Starland Laguna Dragons after beating KR Motors CCT Originals four frames to two.Tournament director Joey Chan thanked Pacific MMI for their continued support over the past eight years of the premier snooker competition in PNG.He also extended his thanks  to other sponsors including  Lamana Hotel, Starland Freezers, Port Moresby Lift Services, PBVS and KR Motors.last_img read more

Sport: Football World Cup Qualifiers to kick off in Oceania

first_imgTonga, American Samoa, Samoa and Cook Islands are all in Nuku’alofa, vying for one spot in next year’s Oceania Nations Cup.Samoa prevailed when the same teams met in Apia four years ago but head coach Phineas Young says the squad has a new look after being ovehauled in recent years.”Only three survived from 2011 but most of the players here, they were getting old – they were over 30 – so I decided I will bring in some new players to mix in with the old horses here. We’ve been starting development of players in the under 12s, under 15s and under 17s in the last three years. Most of these guys they play in the Premier League in Apia so we’ve been working with them starting from last year so most of the players here they’re under 21″.American Samoa made history at the last qualifier, beating Tonga to snap a 30-match losing streak at international level.Head coach Larry Manao says the goal this time around is simply to do better.”This year it’s young, inexperienced players but these are all building blocks which eventually will give us an opportunity to have a better team, better program in the future. Maybe not this year but we have to look just beyond the pre-qualification tournament – we have to look five years down the road. The goal is to do better of course but we have to look at it incrementally. I think we have reasonable expectations of what that growth and development looks like”.Cook Islands finished last in the previous qualifying tournament but coach Drew Sherman comes believes his team can be contenders this time around.”I think success for us is giving a good account of ourselves, in terms of the way in which we play and how well we execute that. We finished bottom last time around but we’re hopeful. We’re aiming to qualify [and] if we didn’t think we could realistically do it there wouldn’t be any point in sending a team and preparing them the way in which we have. We’re aware there’s three other teams with exactly the same expectation and it’s going to be tough for each of us”.Cook Islands face Tonga this afternoon before neighbours Samoa and American Samoa go head to head.last_img read more

Valera debuts with Atleti

first_imgValera, at 17 and 294 days, becomes the 31st youth squad to debut with the elastic red and white under the orders of Diego Pablo Simeone. The forward joins Poveda, Manu Sánchez Y Riquelme in the 2019/20 season.The Murcia added his first six minutes with the first team. With the subsidiary he has played 986 minutes in 16 games in which he has scored four goals and has given two assists. Germán Valera debuted with Atlético de Madrid in the LaLiga match against Levante. The rojiblanco squad entered in minute 87 for João Felix and played the last six minutes of the game, the three regulations and the three of the discount. Atleti won 2-1 against Levante with goals from Correa and Felipe in the match that closes the first round.last_img read more

Reinier, before the summer: his clause goes up in July and January

first_imgThe Brazilian club had to accept for the risk that Reinier would start at zero cost in one year and two consolations were sought: a rise in the release figure of 5 million this summer and 40 next January. In any case, the good work of Madrid will prevent, except surprise, that the amount increases from the 30 kilos that now costs the midfielder. 19 The speed of Real Madrid with Reinier Jesus (17 years old) it will be worth it to get ahead of other greats like City, Liverpool or PSG, but also to save a few million. As AS learned from sources of the operation, the clause of the Flamengo pearl will rise from the current 30 to 35 from July and 70 from January 2021. The play is for Madrid, which is waiting for the final fringes (medical examination, signatures …) and that Reinier reaches the age of majority (January 19) to announce his signing for six and a half seasons. And it began to be so auspicious in November 2019, when the boy, who had just finished his contract in 2020, asked as a condition to renew lowering his termination clause. Ask him if not to Jorge Jesus, coach of the champion of the Brasileirao and the Libertadores, who has summed up the situation in his last appearance. “We can’t sell you for 30 million,” lamented in CMTV days ago.last_img read more

The ‘signing’ will be Dembélé

first_imgThe French undergoes a broken biceps femoris of the right leg that suffered in the match against the Borussia from Dortmund on November 27 after which he was diagnosed ten weeks off.The French end has already been part of the work with the rest of the team for three days and in theory he should be ready to reappear even if it was only to play a few minutes in the LaLiga match against Betis in Benito Villamarín next February 9.In the club, aware of the history of injuries of the striker, they are very clear that they want to be very careful. He is ruled out for the League match against Levante Sunday as well as for the quarterfinal match of Cup.From there, the player’s feelings are the ones that will send. In principle, the plan was to have him ready for the knockout round of 16 Champions against him Naples, but it is not ruled out that I arrived before gradually entering the team to catch pace.“Dembélé has specialist conditions. We will try to get the most out of it. You can give us a lot where you play. He feels more comfortable outside and will give us a lot. We expect the performance to be continuous, “he concluded Setien, who expects the most from the only ‘signing’ that he will have this winter in attack. eleven The technician of Barcelona, Quique Setién, it is clear: “Dembélé is going to leave”. After what Barcelona failed to sign the striker asking for the coach, Setien does not take control. He has always said that he has thrown away with what he has had and this time it will not be different. The faith of the Cantabrian technician is in I trembled, which is the last recovery from his last injury.last_img read more

UEFA excludes Manchester City from Europe two years

first_imgManchester City has been excluded from European competitions for the next two seasons: “The UEFA award chamber, after examining all the evidence, has found that Manchester City FC committed serious breaches of the Club Licensing Regulations and UEFA Financial Fair Play by exaggerating their sponsorship income in their accounts and in the break-even information presented to UEFA between 2012 and 2016, “says the UEFA statement. The penalty for not participating in European competitions refers to the seasons 20-21 and 21-22. Further, the UEFA Club Financial Control Corps (CFCB), which accuses the City of not cooperating in the investigation, has imposed a fine of 30 million euros on the English club. Manchester City may appeal the penalty to the TAS.Qualifying against Real MadridThe sanction imposed on the City does not affect the current season, so the knockout round against Real Madrid will be played as planned: the first leg will be played at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Wednesday, February 26, and the return at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, March 17. The two matches will be played at 9:00 p.m. However, the harsh punishment can condition the English club fifteen days before visiting Madrid. The investigationUEFA reopened the City and PSG files a year ago —Which in 2014 resulted in two economic fines— after the second wave of Football Leaks documents published by Der Spiegel will reveal that both clubs received a favorable treatment from UEFA that reduced their sanctions. In its day, the 2014 Manchester City record was resolved by sanctioning the club with a fine of 20 million euros. In early November, the Football Leaks papers published by Der Spiegel revealed that the penalty was minimal after several secret meetings of UEFA officials with Manchester Cit officialsY. In other concessions, the European confederation would have allowed the City to evade control of the fair play financial income of 2,700 million euros. The set, which trains Pep Guardiola, believes that the process has been discriminatory: “Manchester City is disappointed but not surprised by today’s announcement by the UEFA Chamber of Adjudication. This is a case initiated by UEFA, processed by UEFA and tried by UEFA. With this discriminatory process now over, the club will try to get an impartial trial as quickly as possible and, therefore, will first initiate proceedings before the Sports Arbitration Court as soon as possible, “the statement from the Citylast_img read more

First resignation at Barça: the financial director, Montserrat Font leaves

first_imgApparently, Font was in Total disagreement in the way of managing the club in the economic area and in the recent strategic approaches proposed and validated by Schroder. The financial director would have told those responsible, including the economic vice president Enric Tombas, his total disapproval of these plans, even refusing to validate them with his signature. Among them, the project ‘Espai Barça’: where the club has been forced to increase its initial budget from 600 million euros to more than 800 of a stroke.Given the pressures received, Font has decided to submit his resignation, which will be effective as of March 1.The announcement of his resignation has sat like a real bomb within the club, since it was one of the best valued executives in the entity, where he had been working continuously since 2005. Right now Barcelona is a powder magazine about to explode. The institutional and image crisis of the club that lives in the club is unparalleled in the last decade. And the first reactions to so much convulsion have not been made wait. The weekly The triangle announced today the irrevocable resignation of the entity’s financial director, Montserrat Font, as a result of the tensions and divergences when it comes to carrying the club’s treasury with the head of the area, Pancho Schroder, as said media outlet.last_img read more

Rayism turns with the Madrid health personnel

first_imgMessages happen on the Networks. Cheer up. Breath. Sweetie. Gratitude. The rayista supporters will continue to cheer on this important game. “Much encouragement to the great heroes who work in Healthcare and who these days are giving their all. We are going to win this by a landslide. We have the best team. We are from Vallekas and we are going to win “, he stated Rayist Planet. And the franjirroja Federation of Peñas sent a loud and clear message: “We stay at home studying, teleworking, reading … promoting mutual solidarity. “ Society grows thanks to the workers who support it. During all these days, public health professionals are becoming heroes of the people. Force and thanks!– Bukaneros (@ bukaneros92) March 13, 2020 A work that has also highlighted the defense Catena. “There are many people who are leaving their skin and risking their health to take care of us. Much encouragement for them and for all those who are experiencing COVID-19 in the first person. We have to be prudent and responsible. It is not only our health, it is everyone’s, “said the center, who made a recommendation to the public:” Let’s take advantage of the time taking care of our families, watching movies, series or reading. There are many options, stay home. “center_img Soccer has stopped, but it has not extinguished the Rayo fans’ breath. A supportive and combative fan, who is turning to those anonymous heroes who, every day, fight against the effects of the coronavirus. Rayism has wanted to show its support and gratitude to all the Madrid health personnel who works to contain this epidemic. “Only the people save the people. Health workers, you are our pride. Much strength!”read a banner displayed by Bukaneros at the Infanta Leonor Hospital.last_img read more

Atlético’s physical preparation in the quarantine uncovered

first_img“They have sent us work to do at home, with nutritional guidelines and advice at the level of physiotherapy, in case we feel discomfort, we already suffered or appear during this time, to try to minimize all those pains. The work is not comparable to what we do in the field. More in the case of my position, no matter how much I do aerobic or anaerobic, at home, of strength, the first day I arrive and throw myself 80 times on the ground I will have my hips destroyed. But it is something we have. We have been sent a job to minimize these losses as much as possible and, personally, I do an extra job that can be done in this quarantine at the level of mobility, flexibility, stretching … Conditioners that, day by day, do not you can because you don’t have that time. “Methodology“The work they send us is sent to us every week with a series of guidelines. Obviously the goal is not going to be to improve. You can never improve at home as you do on the field, especially with conditions, at the ball level. The objective of this work is to lose as little as possible. Or create a base that does not get lost when we can resume training, competitions. In quarantine, it is possible to work things that cannot be worked on a day-to-day basis due to the time limit, which I mentioned before. Mobility, flexibility, resting muscles … Goalkeepers suffer a lot of impact on the joints, the shoulders suffer a lot in falls. These physical condition bases are the ones that are setting us to lose as little as possible. The dose of daily training makes me not go crazy“ Will the competitions end?“Everyone’s general opinion is that we want to end, compete all we have left to play. Of course prioritizing the health of players and all the people around above everything. “’Professor Ortega’ method, what it is, dynamic work“Personally, the issue of the physical training of the goalkeepers goes further. And I am not with them daily. But Atlético is one of the five best teams in the world and physical training is maximum. It works very well, or they have instilled it in us. Prof places great emphasis on coordination, strength and endurance work. The data on the kilometers traveled by Atlético’s players in games surpasses any team in the world. ” “He Prof values ​​strength because in the end soccer is a contact sport and there are struggles, collisions, rifirrafes, grabs and it is important to have that strength to emerge victorious when you go to crash. It requires not only on a physical level also to have that spark when making decisions quickly, mentally. ““Throughout the Red and White Academy several premises. The first: that the effort is not negotiated. That is to say that you have to run. Without the ball you have to squeeze.”Nutrition“We at Atleti B have a nutritionist who at work level, we have to weigh ourselves every day when we arrive so that Iñaki can take us that weekly weight control, if anyone has to go up or if he has gone up, why … Once a week we have to make the folds: they put caps on us that we cannot overcome since they understand that it is the maximum percentage of fat to render one hundred percent. They provide us with recuperators, proteins, amino acids to train … I take a protein shake after strength training. ““My diet? Eat healthy and varied with a high protein index. At the end of the day if the workouts have been more demanding than normal, or I am more fatigued, I have the amino acids that I take before going to bed to recover faster while I sleep. “Goalkeepers physical preparation, how to work“The goalkeeper position is very different from that of other field players and our physical training is more special, very, very complete. Strength is essential, we expose ourselves that at each exit, air ball, exit with the feet, they will collide us. Another that is, the reaction speed in one-on-one, shots at close range, makes decisions … Also very short action resistance. The actions of a goalkeeper in a game last few seconds““We do strength work prior to training, to improve specifically for a goalkeeper or another, and then on the field, work already focused on technique, what you want to work on, air, feet …”. When three weeks of the stoppage in the Atlético training sessions are completed due to the state of alarm declared by the Government of Spain due to the coronavirus crisis, Diego Conde (21 years old), goalkeeper of Atlético B and regular in first team training, discovers in an interview of more than half an hour with Cristobal Sports Trainning On Instagram (@c_sports_trainning) the rojiblanco club’s working methods during this confinement which will last, at least, until next April 26. Social networks since the date that Atlético suspended its sessions a few days, as soon as they returned from Liverpool, already because of the Covid-19, have been filled with the Atletico footballers doing exercises of all kinds, weights, exercise bike, treadmill, indoors, outdoors, your telecommute stipulate two daily workouts under the supervision of Prof Ortega and the doctor, Dr. Óscar Celada: one is in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Simeone, in addition, gives tactical talks to its players divided by demarcations, with specific videos made together with scouting Xabi Ruiz. Goalkeepers, such as Adán or Oblak, depend on the supervision of Pablo Vercellone, the Atletico coach. Conde, who shares methodology with B, would enter this section. Work at homelast_img read more