AS, in Rosario: “We know that Messi will end up in Newell’s”

first_imgThe small neighborhood of ‘Las Heras’ (Rosario, Argentina) lives calmly the present of Leo Messi, his prodigal son. The Argentine settled controversies with a new exhibition before Eibar. Of course, the same neighbors who saw him grow already think of enjoying him with Newell’s. “We know that sooner or later it will end in Newells. He loves Barcelona, ​​but keeps a great memory of his beginnings and is very aware of the club. It would be a terrible pride to see him play with these colors. We have to have a party for everything he achieved, “says an amateur. His neighbors also have another dream: that Messi’s legacy continues with his son Mateo: “He is very small but he is a terrible player. When we say it to Leo he laughs because it is still to be done, but it has details to be very good. It seems that Mateo was born here because of his way of being and whenever he comes he jokes. “ A link with MaradonaMaradona was also another of the idols who defended the colors of Newells. There is a clear division among fans: “For some Diego it was the best and they believe that Messi could have expected more, but others believe that Leo always felt the colors more.”Newell’s is the only team in which both ‘agreed’. “For us it is a pride that the two were here. I prefer Leo because he was born in these streets and we are his. Maradona went through many teams, but also had a great feeling for this team, “qualifies a follower. Leo often visits his neighborhood quarterly and, especially, the team ‘La Bajada’. An amateur club of friends, where their brothers play. Less than two blocks away is your first home: an already old and abandoned facade that presents several paintings on the asphalt with a light blue color with the ’10’. In the parallel streets you can also see murals with his image, especially in his first school in Las Heras. “When he comes here he can be calm because we already know him and we don’t overwhelm him so much. He is usually relaxed in these streets playing with the kids. “On the Grandoli court (his first club), several neighbors remind him as a child:” The goalkeeper always passed the ball and the rest he did alone. They were so small that he couldn’t be seen because the ball was bigger than him. “ Emiliano Aquino, one of the top referents of Newell’s inferiors, is somewhat more cautious about the possible return of ’10’ to his home: “We know that not only depends on him, but also on other factors such as the situation in Argentina. He wants to return to his past, but these things must be patiently.”last_img read more

Getafe and Athletic are attentive to the future of Javi Martínez

first_imgThe Spanish footballer has less and less importance in Bayern’s plans and for this reason I would welcome a change of scenery. His contract expires in 2021 and the Munich entity would not put much impediment in negotiating a small transfer so that it would not leave for free the following summer. Getafe and his former team, the Athletic de Bilbao, They are very aware of Javi Martínez. The president of the Bilbao club, Aitor Elizegi, already spoke a few days ago of his possible return, although with nuances: “He has time to help Athletic still, but it is also true that it is very important that he wants to come.” Meanwhile, the Getafe he would go for his incorporation as long as he gets a place in the next Champions League, with which he would get enough money to make a quality leap to the squad. A player from the experience of Javi Martínez could use Bordalás’s team very well to be competitive in your first experience in maximum competition.At the moment, Javi Martínez is still waiting for the Bundesliga to restart and meanwhile, he takes the opportunity to put himself at an optimal level, after small muscle injuries that have had him throughout the campaign in cotton. Also, has found time to carry out humanitarian work, in these difficult times, and to help near Munich, where he lives, to the Red Cross in the distribution of food to those most in need. Javi Martínez has won everything winnable at the German club. Seven Bundesligas; three glasses from Germany; many other national Super Cups, in addition to the Champions League in the 2012-2013 campaign, the subsequent Club World Cup and the European Super Cup have been his many successes with the Bayern elastic. European and World Champion with Spain, The 31-year-old midfielder from Navarra wants to continue to feel important.center_img Javi martinez may be living his last months as a footballer for Bayern Munich. As noted Sky Sports Deutschland, the Spanish could pack, after eight seasons visiting the elastic of the Bavarian club, and return to Spain.last_img read more

Boniek: “Five changes is not football, Poland will not adopt this populist proposal from FIFA”

first_imgIt is unattainable to persuade Boniek of the advantages of the measure and he believes that the competitors is distorted. “Soccer has all the time been the precise place of conquest for individuals who are higher ready, those that run essentially the most, those that are in good bodily form. This determination truly eliminates the athletic element of the great thing about soccer, which is a basic half “, criticism. As well as, it additionally does not agree that the substitutions are staggered in particular intervals of the sport to keep away from the picaresque of the waste of time. “What would occur if three gamers are injured at three completely different occasions and the coach is pressured to make all three changes? Then the opposite two changes are additionally misplaced … However what logic is that?” He explains.For Boniek, former legend of European soccer and winner of the Recopa and the European Cup with Juvventus, not even the warmth is an excuse. “There is additionally no level in adducing the excuse of the warmth: not solely as a result of, as I mentioned earlier than, in a World Cup and a Euro Cup you play in precisely the identical circumstances. The temperature downside will already be solved with the cooling pauses that the referee can determine in the midst of the 2 halves! What is the purpose of together with all these breaks? We hope that it solely applies to 2020 and that no more unusual concepts emerge, “he says. The Worldwide Board has briefly authorized the potential for making 5 changes within the 90 minutes of every sport on the return leg of the competitions, a measure that some federations have been demanding to higher deal with the buildup of matches that is looming to complete the competitions. now stopped by the coronavirus epidemic. In Poland the competitors will return on the finish of Might, however Boniek, its president, does not intend to adopt the measure of the enlargement of substitutions, certainly, has strongly attacked the measure in a press release to Tuttomercatoweb.“We’re not going to adopt the measure within the Polish championship, that is not soccer. It is an unsubstantiated determination adopted by populism, who clearly does not know the way a soccer sport works. They’ve solely carried out it to please exterior strain. It is absurd to say that it is justified by frenetic rhythms. What are these frenetic rhythms? ” Boniek argues his statements. “We with Poland within the 82nd World Cup in Spain performed 7 video games in a single month, within the Spanish summer time, most underneath the solar and we went out to play each three days and with solely two changes,” he explains. Additionally underlining the distinction between some occasions and the present ones. “We’re speaking about 30 years in the past, at a time when there have been no present advances when it comes to bodily preparation,” he particulars.last_img read more

Brodeur back to defend High Mountain 10K title

first_imgLast year’s men’s 10K winner, Andrew Brodeur, is back to defend his title in today’s 2015 High Mountain Coffee 10K in Williamsfield, Manchester.Danielle Tauro, the 2015 women’s champion, will be absent but another massive turnout from both local and overseas participants is anticipated again this year.Brodeur, from the Shore Athletic Club in New Jersey, United States, won last year’s 10K race in 31:38. The Duke University student was virtually unchallenged after the 3K mark as he romped to the title.With the inclusion of the 5K Walk, 5K Run and wheelchair race this year, the day’s activities will begin at 2 p.m. The main event, the 10K race, is set to start at 3:30 p.m.The High Mountain Coffee road race started in 1983 and is the island’s longest-running road race. It is also the foundation of many of the nation’s top past distant runners, including Mardrea Hyman, Kemoy Campbell and Natoya Goule.Meet chairman John Minott says the event continues to be a landmark in Jamaica’s road racing.”This is a wonderful event that we are extremely proud of. We have seen it grow in excitement and the involvement of not just participants but the Jamaican public on a whole. The race has contributed to the development of many Jamaican distant runners, through their participation from schools they attended, and a number of them have gone on to carve out running careers overseas,” he noted.More than $300,000 are up for grabs in cash and prizes. Adults will pay an entrance fee of $1,000 for all events. There is no fee for children.Knutsford Express has arranged a special fare for persons living in Kingston who wish to view or compete in the event. Same-day return is $2,900 while same-day one-way is $1,800.Proceeds from the race will go to the Mandeville Regional Hospital’s renal unit for the fourth straight year.last_img read more

Ja, Barbados showdown

first_img BEST SHOWING In the fifth-round game on Friday, they put up perhaps their best showing of the tournament, posting 210 for five to overcome Guyana by 86 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method. One of the keys for Jamaica will be the form of West Indies batting star Stafanie Taylor, who has already stroked two half-centuries in the tournament. Barbados, meanwhile, will see winning the final as the crowning of a great campaign over the last two weeks. They, too, suffered a second-round washout at Gilbert Park against Guyana and then proceeded to whip South Windwards by 126 runs after getting up to 212 for eight batting first at National Cricket Centre. The key to Barbados’ success has been their batting with opener Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Kyshona Knight, Malissa Howard and captain Shaquana Quintyne all getting half-centuries throughout the tournament. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Defending champions Jamaica will take aim at their second straight title when they take on unbeaten Barbados in the final of the Regional Women’s Super50 today. The two topped the standings after the fifth preliminary round of the competition was completed Friday, and will now do battle at the National Cricket Centre for the honour of Caribbean women’s champions. Barbados were outstanding throughout the round robin phase, topping the standings with 18 points from three wins, with one tied game and one no-result. Jamaica, meanwhile, finished second in the standings on 16 points, after also winning three, but losing one and enduring one no-result. Today’s final will be a repeat of the first-round clash when Barbados prevailed over the Jamaicans by 32 runs. On that occasion, Jamaica were let down by their batting. Chasing a mere 173 for victory, the Jamaicans faltered badly and failed to get past 150. Their batting did not improve significantly afterward, even though they went on a winning streak to close out the preliminaries strongly. Following their abandoned game with South Windwards, they defended 148 to crush the lowly North Windwards by 16 runs in the third round before beating then leaders Trinidad and Tobago in a pivotal fourth-round game by 19 runs in Couva.last_img read more

New riders shine at the Park

first_img It did not end there, as 21-year-old Odean Edwards had an armchair ride aboard his first ride, FIFTYONESTORM, at 8-5 in the fifth race over the straight and repeated the feat aboard 7-2 chance LUCKYBEGOOD, who made all impressively over 1300 metres in the sixth. Edwards, who is popularly called ‘Dino’, secured as many as five rides on the card. A past student of Bridgeport High, Edwards is apprenticed to trainer Richard Azan. Steadman rounded off a fantastic day for the apprentices with victory aboard the highly fancied SIR D for trainer Ryan Darby in the closing race over the straight for $180,000 claimers. Outgoing principal of the Jockeys’ School, Ina Lawrence, the JRC welfare officer, said she was elated that the youngsters came out on the first day and provided a treat for racing fans. “It was a fitting retirement present on my last day at work. I go on pre-retirement leave after today and, mindful of this, they said they would do something special for me. Five winners from 10 races is more than enough,” said Lawrence, who will be succeeded by Shantell Clarke. Meanwhile, ‘handicap certainty’ PERFECT NEIGHBOUR romped the $1.2 million Governor General’s Stakes over 2000 metres, winning the 56th running of the grade one race for the second straight year. Ridden by in-form Robert Halledeen for trainer Wayne DaCosta, the 2013 derby and St. Leger winner, came through on the inside of long-time leader, UNCLE TAF, approaching the final bend and proceeding to beat reigning ‘Horse of the Year’, TYPEWRITER, by five lengths as the 1-2 favourite. TODAY’S PROGRAMME, TIPS ON B6 IMPRESSIVE The new apprentice riders who recently graduated from the Jockeys’ School had an immediate impact on their first day in the saddle at Caymanas Park yesterday, three of them sharing five winners on the 10-race programme. Linton Steadman and Odean Edwards led the way with two winners, both winning aboard their very first rides. Steadman, 24, a past student of Waterford High, stunned the large crowd when winning aboard the 16-1 outsider, VISION, for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta in the third race over 1100 metres for the Keeling Memorial Cup. The grey colt ran on strongly from way off the pace to catch his previously unbeaten stable-companion DREAMLINER, the howling 1-5 favourite, in the closing stages. That marked the start of an apprentice rout, as in the very next race, Hakeem Pottinger, the 21-year-old son of ex-jockey Michael Pottinger, brought 2-1 chance MARIA’S GLORY for trainer Gary Griffiths with a strong run for a decisive win over a mile.last_img read more

Simmons’ suspension was harsh – Hendriks

first_imgFormer West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director, Jackie Hendriks, believes the regional governing body was wrong in its decision to suspend West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, for recent comments he made regarding team selection. Hendriks, a retired president of the Jamaica Cricket Association, is of the opinion that what should have been done instead was for Simmons to be reprimanded with a warning. “I can understand the frustration that Simmons may have felt with him going and talking to (Dwayne) Bravo and (Kieron) Pollard, and wanting them to play, and his frustration of not getting them to be a part of the one-day squad,” said Hendriks. “However, it’s rather unfortunate the comments he made. They were totally out of place, and temperate, and, should have been kept to himself,” added Hendriks. “However, having said that, I don’t believe the action of the board to suspend him was the right one.” “I think it was a bit harsh, given that it is the head coach we are dealing with, and, could have been handled in a much more diplomatic manner,” Hendriks said. Continued Hendriks: “He (Simmons) should have been called in, and be asked to explain the reason behind his outbursts. “Thereafter, a stern warning should have been issues that such utterances are unacceptable, and a repeat of would lead to his ultimate dismissal.” Simmons, said he believed there were outside “interference” in the selection of the one-day team for Sri Lanka. According to the 52-year-old Trinidadian, who was this summer offered the reigns of the regional side, he along with chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, was of the opinion that Bravo and Pollard should be included in the team, however, other selectors disagreed. Former West Indies players Courtney Walsh, Courtney Browne, and Eldine Baptiste, are the other voting members on the selection panel. Meanwhile, Hendriks, who represented the West Indies in the 1960s as a wicketkeeper, said he found it rather “peculiar” that Bravo and Pollard are good enough for the Twenty20 team and not the one-day side. He said, while not exceptional, the duo remain two of the region’s best limited overs players, and deserved a place in both regional squads. “I find it peculiar that they are selected for the Twenty20 team, and not the one-day team,” he said. “They are two of the players we have in limited overs cricket, and as such I am still struggling to see why they were not in the World Cup squad to begin with, and now not in the one-day squad for Sri Lanka. The West Indies are down to play two Tests, three one-dayers, and two Twenty20s, respectively, while on tour of Sri Lanka.last_img read more

Rough day for form players

first_imgForm players experienced a tough time at Caymanas Park yesterday, ensuring that the Pick-9 and first Super-6 had no takers.Both exotic bets boast attractive carry-overs to next Saturday’s Alex’s Imports Gold Cup meet, featuring the 44th running of the popular grade one race over 1400 metres.With the fancied horses failing to deliver for the most part, doubles, triples, superfectas, trifecta, hi-fives and exacts paid handsomely. The programme produced no startling upsets, but with most of the winners returning odds ranging from 8-1 to 9-2, it spelt grief for punters.Only one favourite managed to oblige – KING WITHIN – at 8-5, with former champion Omar Walker aboard in the fourth. Apprentices Linton Steadman and Hakeem Pottinger had doubles on the card.The Pick-9 carry-over is now in excess of $2 million and the first Super-6 at $1.2 million.Meanwhile, the lightly raced but progressive three-year-old gelding, GOLD MEMBER (9-2), truly impressed in winning the restricted allowance race over the straight for three-year-olds, posting his second win over the distance on consecutive Saturdays.Ridden by Ruja Lahoe for trainer Gresford Smith and owners New Blue, the chestnut gelding by Adore The Gold out of Lady Chachi won by four lengths in the smart time of 58.0. GOLD MEMBER is a half brother to 2011 2000 Guineas winner Big Man Boyu (War Marshall – Lady Chachi).last_img read more

Richards seeks improvement

first_img CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF Kurt Roberts, who was a surprise winner in Shanghai, will get a chance to prove that this was no fluke with world champion Joe Kovacs and other heavyweights such as Tom Walsh and Reese Hoffa, who have both gone above 21m already this year as well as Ryan Whiting and Jordan Clarke, all guaranteeing a high-quality showdown and more than enough motivation for the Jamaican. Last year, Richards logged 20.06m and seventh place at this meet during a period where he only registered two throws that got to 21m in his first 10 meets. Still, besides his need to get back in top physical condition, there isn’t too much that the Jamaican should be worried about if last season is anything to go by, after five of his seven post-June throws landed beyond the 21m mark. EUGENE, Oregon: World championships bronze-medal winner and national record holder O’Dayne Richards will be looking for major improvement as he competes today in the men’s shot put at the two-day Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Richards is the only Jamaican in action on the opening day of what is expected to be an intriguing weekend of track and field in Eugene, with the women’s long jump and women’s discus events being the other two Diamond League events on the schedule for the day. The Jamaican will compete at 8:18 p.m. (10:18 p.m. Jamaica time). Richards, who twice threw 21.69m last season, including during the final at the World Championships in Beijing, China, was a shadow of himself during his season-opening series at the recent Shanghai Diamond League meet in China. The MVP star could only manage a 19.22m effort, which left him down the pile, but he will be hoping to get closer to the 21m mark as he continues to regain his strength and confidence following surgery a few weeks ago. Richards had a metal rod implanted in his shin bone through his knee after taking measures to correct a stress fracture in the shin. After his competition, the 27-year-old admitted that he was somewhat scared to push himself in the circle in Shanghai. He is aware that he has a lot of work to do if he is to get back to his best form in time for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It may still be too early to expect too much from the thrower, but he will certainly not be short on inspiration given the quality of the athletes gathered in Eugene for this event.last_img read more

It’s Ahoure or Gardner for 100m

first_imgK.C. Graham: All eyes will be on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce today in the women’s 100m as there is speculation that she is not yet ready to compete with the big girls due to a toe injury.Lowe: She certainly isn’t ready and has said as much, noting yesterday that this is a test to see where she is. Still, she’s a fighter and will try her best I’m sure. However, after missing as much training as she has, it’s hard to see her winning here.K.C. Graham: And the field is a quality one as there are four sub-10.80 seconds athletes in the field although I do not expect much from Carmelita Jeter and it will be interesting to see how Blessing Okagbare runs here after being easily beaten by Elaine Thompson recently.Lowe: Fraser-Pryce won here last year in 10.81 but I doubt we’ll see that kind of time from anyone in this field today unless helped by wind. Nobody is in particularly great form and it might be an opportunity for another Jamaican, Simone Facey, who has gone 11.00 and 11.05 this year to make a good impression.K.C. Graham: I am really happy for Facey, who is making a big comeback this season and I expect her to improve on her season’s best of 11.00 seconds. However, I think they will all have to chase English Gardner, who likes this track and this is home for her as she has scored several wins in the past here including NCAA titles for Oregon. I think she could go sub-10.90.Lowe: She had a close win last year in the ‘B’ race over Elaine Thompson in 10.84 and like you said, loves to compete here in front of her fans from college days. She has also gone 11.04 this year too and has been bouncing around in the hotel and looking quite eager to step on the track.K.C. Graham: The race is going to be very close though as Barbara Pierre, the Indoor 60 metres champion, is bubbling with confidence while Ahoure and Bartoletta want to do well. I think Fraser-Pryce will just go through the motions here as coach Stephen Francis is a smart guy and is waiting for Rio but you know as a Nike athlete she has to show up for this meet.Lowe: I think she wants to do more than just show up here. She has missed several training sessions and is running out of time before trials. She won’t risk further injury – I don’t think, but she’ll certainly want to give herself and her coach a real opportunity to see just where they are at this point. I think Ahoure has this one covered. She’s been working well so far this season especially on the final phase. She wins a close one ahead of Gardner. A healthy finish will be key for SFP at this stage, a fast time would be a bonus and winning is not her primary focus here.K.C. Graham: You can take this trifecta to the bank my friend. It is Gardner from Ahoure from a fast finishing Okagbare for third.Lowe: Thank you but I’ll pass, my record so far speaks for itself so let me reiterate. Ahoure over Gardner. Third place is up for grabs.last_img read more