first_imgThe Champions League tie between Atlético Madrid and Liverpool gave a lot to talk about. And weeks later it is still giving. One of those who most affected the issue was Jurgen Klopp. The coach of the Reds, who after the first leg at Wanda left some pearl about the style of the Cholo, said that “he does not understand his way of playing.” Kieran Trippier has come out in defense of his team’s game at Anfield, criticized for being too defensive. “We went with a plan and we did it.”“People have the perception that we are a defensive team, but I think they are getting carried away by the way we play against Liverpool. If you go there and face this team, you’re going to be knocked out 6-0. I don’t know what people expected. You see the experts complaining because we defend, but did they expect us to go and play attacking football, especially with Liverpool playing the way they are at the moment? “, he stated in Mirror. Trippier “We knew they would explode due to the amount of pressure they had applied and the amount of energy they had put into the game. We knew they would slow down. It took us over 100 minutes, but we won 3-2. People can complain as much as they want, but we thought it was necessary for that type of game. You need to go there with a plan and we did it. We had to defend, but the most important thing is that we got the victory “, sentenced the English defender. In the end, the criticism has taken a turn and the blame for the elimination of Liverpool from the Champions League lies with Klopp for not having known how to stand up to Atlético del Cholo. The German coach has an outstanding account …center_img “You need to go there with a plan, we did it and we won”last_img read more

first_imgCD Tenerife lives its seventh consecutive season in the Second Division since it returned to the silver category in the 13/14 season. During this period, up to nine technicians have been on the bench for Rodríguez López. The first on this list is Álvaro Cervera, who got the promotion in the 12/13 campaign. The Guinean coach led the island team in the Second Division the first season after the return and 23 days of the following year. In total he added 65 clashes to the front of the representative from Tenerife in which he had 21 victories, 15 tied and 29 defeats.If you have to highlight your own name among the last coaches, that is Josep Lluís Martí. The Balearic strategist arrived on the island in November 2015 to replace Raúl Agné. At that time Martí took a team in decline and was in a delicate situation. However, in his first experience at the head of a bench, the Mallorcan was able to redirect the situation and finish in 13th position. After the cold water jug ​​due to frustrated ascent, the island team had to rearm its staff. Soccer players who had given a great performance like Amath, ´Choco´ Lozano or Gaku Shibasaki finished their contracts. Despite this, the entity was reinforced with renowned players such as Longo, Juan Villar or Malbasic to return to fight for the top of the table. The high expectations were not met and Martí was dismissed midway through the championship. The Balearic coach is, with 98 matches, the second coach who has led Tenerife the most times in the Smartbank league, only behind José Luis Oltra.Since the Majorcan’s departure, the Rodríguez López bench has been characterized by constant instability. Joseba Exteberria was in charge of supplying Martí. The Basque made a good end of the campaign and the island team was close to entering the Playoff. Last year the insulars suffered until the end to achieve permanence. Exteberría’s stay on the island was quite ephemeral, because after five clashes without adding a victory he was terminated. Later they went through the blue and white club with more pain than Gloria Oltra, in its second stage and Luis Cesar Sampedro.In the current season, López Garai, Sesé Rivero, as interim, and now Rubén Baraja complete the list of technicians. After 31 days played in the SmartBank League, the Blue and Whites occupy the twelfth place with 39 points in their locker. The islanders chain a total of ten wins, twelve losses and nine draws.On the offensive level, the team led by Baraja has 36 goals. As of today, the maximum producer is Dani Gómez, who has six goals. The striker on loan from Real Madrid had a difficult start, but has established himself as indisputable since the arrival of the coach from Valladolid.On the other hand, on the defensive side the Blue and Whites have conceded the same goals they have scored. Although in the last clashes the islanders have found the defensive solidity that has allowed them to move away from the bottom of the table. In fact, Adrián Ortolá has kept his goal to zero in three of the last four games played. With these numbers we will have to wait until the end of the season to find out if the Pucelano coach’s project has continuity. The 2016-2017 season is without a doubt the best of the last period in the silver division. In that course those of Martí returned to excite the fans and managed to enter the playoff, finishing fourth in the league. However, they could not certify the long-awaited promotion to the First Division after falling defeated in the final tie against Getafe (3-2).last_img read more

first_imgThe Association of Spanish Soccer Players has sent two letters to the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare and the Higher Sports Council (CSD), in which they convey the feelings of the First and Second Division soccer players in the face of a hypothetical return to activity in relation to health.In these letters, sent to Salvador Illa (minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare) and Irene Lozano (president of the CSD), the soccer players make clear that “Health is the most important thing, not as an individual element, but as a sense of collective responsibility for all of us who participate” in the field of soccer, without forgetting “our families”. The collective asks that “The sports authority -CSD-, in coordination with the health authority, give us security regarding this de-escalation after the competition”, underlining that “As a group, we are concerned in a scenario of a pandemic that this process of incorporation into the competition routine is not marked with clear and determined rules from the Ministry of Health, which is what gives us full guarantee to avoid situations of undesirable infections, affecting a specific group “, influencing “the sequential forecasts regarding the different phases, among which are group training, and especially phase four, before the competition” and taking into account the precedent of last week that occurred with respect to Real Sociedad and the Fuenlabrada.In these writings, by responsibility It is requested that measures to prevent occupational hazards be specified, taking into account that this activity is within a group. And in relation to tests and other types of tests, footballers want to be certain of confirmation if they can be done by the health authorities, taking into account that there is a demand from society, and they are jointly responsible for this sense with what the authorities determine, being evidence that public administrations must know and authorize.last_img read more

first_imgIf there’s a beneficiary of the break in the world of soccer, that’s Robert Lewandowski. It must be remembered that the Bayern striker suffered a fracture of the tibial rim in the left knee joint throughout the 3-Zero victory towards Chelsea in late February. The report predicted a four-week drop. Simply two days later, the Bundesliga quickly suspended the competitors, permitting the Pole to get better with out haste throughout the break. He’s already in full situation and factors to the eleven of Bayern in his go to to the Berlin Union when the Bundesliga returns this Saturday. Whereas, the massive victims are Kylian Mbappé and Wissam Ben Yedder. The PSG star and the former Monaco Sevilla participant added 18 factors, respectively, however the suspension of Ligue 1 leaves them with none potentialities on the subject of approaching the figures of Motionless or Lewandowsi. Leo Messi continues to be in the struggle (19 targets), sure, so long as the leather-based returns to roll in Spain. Timo Werner and Erling Haaland, each in third place with Cristiano Ronaldo, can even have the ability to lower variations beginning subsequent Saturday. The Norwegian attacker from Borussia Dortmund indicators 25 targets, 4 greater than the Leipzig striker and the Juve star, however his 16 targets throughout the first spherical at RB Salzburg should not have the similar worth as the 9 he scored with the Borusser outfit in one among the 5 nice leagues in Europe.center_img However The Bundesliga’s prime scorer with 25 targets in 25 video games has a further benefit in the struggle for the golden boot. Not like the different leagues in Europe, the Bundesliga can be the first competitors to return and Lewandowski, subsequently, the first to have the ability to increase his earnings. It is just two targets from the first place that, at the second, is the striker of Lazio Ciro Motionless. The return of Serie A, the place there are nonetheless 12 video games to be performed (three greater than in the Bundesliga), continues to be in the air.last_img read more

first_imgOVER the years, the Stephen and Paul Francis-coached MVP Track Club and the University of Technology (UTech) have dominated action at the Milo Western Relays.However, at last Saturdays staging of the event, both teams had to play second fiddle to the Maurice Wilson-coached G.C. Foster College and Sprintec teams, which both accounted for the majority of wins in individual and relay events.”I was very pleased with the performances of both the college and club teams, and I think we are on target, especially among the college athletes, to do very well for the remainder of the season, although it is still early days. But we do have a very vibrant team that has been very supportive in the form of Dr Joyce Royal, Paul Beckford, Marvin Gayle, Alf Remekie, and other members who have been helping so far,” said Wilson, who is also a senior lecturer at G.C. Foster College and technical leader of Jamaica’s track and field team.In individual events, there were wins for G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte, AndrÈ Clarke, Nascieve Powell, and Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey.RECORD BOOKSWhyte and Clarke, who were members of Jamaica’s team to the World University Games last summer in Gwangju, Korea, wrote their names in the record books.Whyte won the women’s 400 metres hurdles in 58.24 seconds to erase former Edwin Allen High athlete Sherone Pinnock’s 2006 record of 59.30.Clarke, who fractured his right shoulder in practice a few days before the start of his event in Korea and could not participate, won the men’s 400m hurdles in 51.25, erasing the 2014 record of former St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) standout Okeem Williams of 52.34.Bailey captured the men’s 100m in 10.32 seconds, finishing ahead of the G.C. Foster College duo of Colin King (10.33) and Chadic Thorpe (10.48). The other individual success for G.C. Foster College came in the men’s 400m Open as Powell won in 48.22 seconds.Sprintec won the women’s Open 4x400m relay, while G.C. Foster captured the men’s equivalent along with the men’s 4x200m and sprint medley.G.C. Foster College’s 4x400m quartet of Alvin Green, Demish Gayle, Marzell Miller, and Demar Murray won in a record of 3:07.17 to break MVP’s 2008 record of 3:08.01, with Sprintec second in a close 3:07.35 and UTech third in 3:09.71.It was a welcome return to the Milo Western Relays for Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, whose last appearance was with the MVP Track Club. Now representing Sprintec, she teamed up with Verone Chambers, Anastasia LeRoy, and Ristananna Tracey to win the women’s 4x400m in 3:32.47. UTech, with Janieve Russell and Shericka Jackson, were second in 3:33.18, with MVP, led by Stephenie McPherson, third in 3:36.22.G.C. Foster’s other successes came in the women’s sprint medley, which they won in 3:32.31 and the 4x200m Open in 1:23.42.MVP captured both 4x100m relays. In the women’s event, with World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and World 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson, MVP clocked a record 43.31 to beat G.C. Foster College, 43.94.In a very close men’s event, MVP, with Julian Forte and Andrew Fisher, clocked 38.89 and just got the better of Sprintec, which clocked 38.90 seconds.last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON:Olympian and track superstar Veronica Campbell-Brown is lending her star power as an ambassador for the fourth staging of the annual Kingston City Run.The annual event has seen participation from thousands of locals, including out-of-towners from all over the island and international racers from the United Kingdom, South Africa, Trinidad, Cayman, Barbados, Canada, and the United States – from states such as New York and Florida.”We are truly overwhelmed by the all-round, positive support we have received from our participants, volunteers and sponsors,” said Christopher Jarrett, co-chair, Kingston City Run Organising Committee.”We are especially honoured for the support being given by Veronica to not only promote the event, but raise the awareness of the plight on many of our most vulnerable citizens,” he explains.The Kingston City Run focuses on supporting charitable organisations that focus on eliminating the plight of homelessness through skills training, development, offering temporary housing, meals, and general care.AT-RISKYOUTHOur charities also work with youth at risk of taking the wrong path that could one day lead to homelessness.”When asked to lend my support to this cause, I did not hesitate,” stated Veronica Campbell-Brown. “No matter how strong we are, how much we have accomplished, we must always remember to help the least of us in times of need.””I fully support the work of the Kingston City Run organisation team for taking the bold steps for such a worthy cause. Last, but by no means least, having ventured into the run/walk arena myself, I fully believe in the [Kingston City Run’s] cause of promoting health and well-being,” she added.In addition to positioning Kingston as an attractive tourist destination, KCR organisers are looking to continue to make a big impact at home.As it has in the past, the event has once again partnered with a number of local charities in a bid to help the country’s homeless population. As a result of its various fundraising initiatives, Kingston City Run will be making contributions to the Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Open Arms Drop In Centre, Food For The Poor, Missionaries of the Poor, and the Alpha Institute (formerly Alpha Boys’ Home).last_img read more

first_imgWestern Bureau:Omar Wedderburn, the St Elizabeth Technical head coach, may have found the missing element in their game, which has seen them log two consecutive wins in the 2015 ISSA-Flow daCosta Cup, after a series of inconsistent performances.The inconsistency, according to Wedderburn, was as a result of poor playing surfaces that made the STETHS passing game, which features off-the-ball movement from his front men, including striker Michael Kerr, almost redundant.But the two matches played at home on what is arguably the best school ground in the daCosta Cup competition, STETHS have won both convincingly, with Kerr coming to the fore with seven goals scored.getting up to speed”Our struggles was a result of the kind surfaces on which we played; our game is a passing game, with good off-the-ball movement, but we are slowly getting up to speed with all that,” Wedderburn said.”Kerr is certainly in fine mettle at the moment and is always going to be a dangerous player for us, but today you saw how well he played within the system, and the passes were also there,” added Wedderburn.Kerr, popularly called ‘Diddy’ by his teammates, struck a fine four-timer in his team’s 6-0 gutting of Newell last Thursday, and followed that up with a fine hat-trick Saturday at home against group rivals Lacovia.The burly striker netted in the 29th, 66th and 75th minutes, respectively, to underline his importance to the STETHS cause.Now that the goals are coming, Wedderburn hopes it continues as they seek to remain ahead of the pack in the hunt for Group E honours and a place in the Inter-Zone round of the competition.Meanwhile, only one match is scheduled in the daCosta Cup for today, a Group I showdown between York Castle and Steer Town Academy.Steer Town, who are third in the group standings on seven points, are in need of victory against second-place York Castle (10 points). Both trail leaders Marcus Garvey High (12 pts), with Browns Town, Ocho Rios High and Cedric Titus completing the group.last_img read more

first_imgCUTTACK, India (AP):Crowd trouble stretched the game, but South Africa finally prevailed by six wickets to take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-game Twenty20 series against India yesterday.Pace bowler Albie Morkel grabbed 3-12 to lead a disciplined bowling display as South Africa dismissed India for only 92 off 17.2 overs.”Look, it’s an easy job to be a captain when your bowlers perform like that,” South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said. “I reckon it’s the best bowling performance we have had as a T20 team. It is Albie’s 50th game, and we are really proud of him for playing that many games. He was really clever with his lines.”India’s second-lowest score in T20s, after their 74 all out against Australia at Melbourne in 2008, led to the disappointed crowd throwing plastic bottles on to the ground.interruptionsIt led to two interruptions of 20 and 25 minutes during South Africa’s chase after the 11th and 13th overs of their innings.South Africa, which won the first game at Dharamsala by seven wickets, eventually coasted to 96-4 in 17.1 overs with Jean-Paul Duminy 30 not out.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, expected to be India’s trump card across formats during South Africa’s 72-day tour, shone with 3-24. However, India’s total was too little to give the visiting side a tough time.Ashwin had the satisfaction of dismissing big names Hashim Amla, A.B. de Villiers and du Plessis, but last-match hero Duminy followed up his 34-ball 68 not out at Dharamsala with another important innings.”I don’t think we played good cricket,” India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. “There were not enough runs on the board. One thing is for sure, our spinners are bowling well and that has been our strength.”Earlier, the Indian innings stuttered in the face of some spot-on bowling and a couple of run-outs up the order.The final match of the series will be played in Kolkata on Thursday. It will be followed by five one-day internationals and four Tests.- APlast_img read more

first_imgWith next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships overlapping with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), general secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, admits there are challenges, but is confident of putting together a strong team of athletes and officials in particular.The JAAA’s selection committee will meet shortly to select a team to represent Jamaica at the March 17-19 event, which takes place in Portland, USA, but with the interest-hogging ‘Champs’ taking place inside the National Stadium from March 15-19, filling the coaching and management positions on the delegation might provide some headaches for the administration.COACH AVAILABILITYGayle noted that most of the island’s top coaches and management representatives are deeply involved with high-school teams, which will be competing at Champs and are unlikely to be available for the World Indoor Championships.”Naturally, for sure, it (Jamaica’s World Indoor Championships selections) will be affected. Management personnel, for instance, is the first thing that comes to mind,” Gayle told The Gleaner yesterday.”Most of our renowned coaches are also very instrumental and involved with their alma mater, and you look at the press focus on Boys and Girls’ Champs, which is a major event on our calendar.”We have already started some work in looking at what could be a likely combination and try and get the best fit for the national team. Champs does come in at a crucial point, and I would use the world carefully, but it does clash with the World Indoors and provides some challenges,” Gayle admitted.He is, however, confident that the JAAA will be able to put together a strong support staff for the athletes travelling to represent the country in Portland.”We are confident that our discussions with local and international coaches will be positive, and we will be able to send a competent and experienced team of management to accompany the athletes,” said Gayle.Meanwhile, Gayle is expecting that the selection process will be completed well ahead of the February 29 deadline set by the IAAF, and shared that a number of athletes have already indicated their availability.DEADLINE”It seems close, given that the deadline is just a couple of weeks away, but it is not unusual for many of our elite athletes and their coaches to still be deciding whether or not they will be participating at the World Indoors at this point,” Gayle said. “What we know for sure is that we will have the best available team to go out and compete and represent Jamaica at the World Indoor Championships.”We have received indications from a number of athletes, but we can’t give any names at this moment; just to say that it’s not unusual that some of our most elite athletes and their coaches will be weighing the pros and cons, even at this point, especially in an Olympic year,” he added.Jamaica won five medals – one gold, two silver and two bronze – at the last IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot in 2014.last_img read more

first_img A similar situation was evident at Buff Bay primary and Windsor primary, where the process was delayed by lack of national identification cards. Vaz, who is seeking a third term, is expressing confidence that he will win by a wide margin. According to Vaz, indications are that there will be a national swing in favour of the JLP. But while Vaz is confident of victory, Hemmings is also expressing confidence of a victory- pointing out that the ground work done by his team should ensure a PNP victory. ` The electorate in West Portland are turning out to cast their ballots on election day 2016. Most polling stations across that constituency, where the incumbent Daryl Vaz is being challenged by Peoples National Party (PNP) candidate Vernon Hemmings, opened on time and voting is proceeding, but not without delays. At Orange Bay primary, the voting process was proceeding without much difficulty, although some of the electors including 70 year old Sherwood Forrester stated that it took them approximately 10 minutes to complete the voting process.last_img