Atlético fans are mobilized by some #BalconesRojiblancos

first_img“In times of confinement, athletic values. Fight, courage and heart “, commented the Athletic Front on his Twitter account. “We have seen how in Italy they compared the fight against the virus with the spirit of Atlético”, he comments, to which he adds: “Always fighting, fighting and never ceasing to believe. So now more than ever we have to be united to stop it. “Thus, in the last hours there are many fans who have hung their flag in the window or on the balcony and has uploaded a photo to the networks, not only by Madrid athletes, but from all over Spain and even from abroad.The next days are expected new calls to see and comment on more historical games, like Bayern-Atlético 2016 or the 2013 Cup final… Atlético’s fans continue to be united on social media during this time of isolation. Thus, if you have already started to organize calls to see games from the past, such as Liverpool-Atlético in 2010, now the mobilization is to display the colors from home. So under the hashtag #BalconesRojiblancosmattresses are urged to remove their flags …last_img read more

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Nadal made to sweat for Hamburg Open win

first_imgHAMBURG, Germany (AP):Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarter-finals yesterday.Nadal’s quarter-final opponent will be fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who outlasted Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.Nadal appeared in trouble when he dropped his serve for 4-4 in the second set, but he broke right back and served for the match, only to commit a double fault at match point. He served another double fault to drop the game, but Vesely could not take advantage and Nadal cruised through the tiebreaker, winning the match when Vesely netted a backhand.Nadal is playing in Hamburg for the first time since he won the clay-court event in 2008. This is his first tournament since losing to Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon. Once No. 1 in the world, Nadal has dropped to No. 10.Andreas Seppi of Italy also reached the quarter-finals by beating Florian Mayer of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. He will play countryman Simone Bolelli, who defeated Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-4.last_img read more

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Jamaica doesn’t lack talent – Brown

first_imgFormer national football coach, Carl Brown, praised current trainer Theodore Whitmore for his faith in young players and giving them the opportunity to prove themselves. Whitmore started three 19 year olds, in Shamar Nicholson, Kevon Lambert and Jourdaine Fletcher with a majority local based players which beat Honduras 1-0 on Friday.  Brown, Rene Simoes’ assistant during the France 98 campaign, says there is an argument that no (football) talent exist in Jamaica but he refuted that and insists young players need exposure and experience to grow. “There is no other way young players will get exposure, other than getting out and play,” he said. So I am happy we are seeing that. The Gold Cup is coming and the only way you will know if they can cope is to put them in the kitchen where it’s hot, and I believe that is the direction we must go.” The team will get better Brown believes Whitmore had no choice but to rebuild with youngsters, but says once the powers that be support the players, the team will get better. “I don’t believe he had an option. This is his saving grace, that is what he has to do, rely on the young ones, and the more experience they get, the more they play, the better they will get. I guarantee that,” he said. “The 98 squad, I watched them grow over time and it’s because they were playing games. Fifty plus games every year for three and a half years, so it wasn’t accident we qualified. Theodore understands it, (because) he was part of that squad. He must concentrate on his squad and encourage and improve the players so that when they go out, they understand why they are there,” he added. The idea that Jamaica lacks football talent has annoyed the former Boys Town coach, who says Jamaica might not produced another team like the 98 squad, but insists we have players, who if given the opportunity can make it happen. “We have never been short on talent, and I have been knocked about because they are talking that there is no talent in Jamaica and it is proven we always have talent,’ he said. “It’s a good result (1-0 win against Honduras) and I am so happy,” Brown said. “Theodore and his staff will feel that joy and the pressure will be lifted. They got two very good results recently and it’s encouraging and the powers that be need to encourage the players and coaching staff to go on,” he added.last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgDowns, Ricam, Mile Gully advance in Pat Anderson U17 Downs, Ricam and Mile Gully have all secured berths to the knockout phase of the Moorlands Development sponsored Pat Anderson Under 17 competition. All three lead their respective preliminary zones. Ricam lead Zone One unbeaten with fifteen points from five games and are almost certain to be joined by Porus, who have twelve points but have lost once. Mile Gully are also unbeaten in Zone Two with fifteen points from five games with the nearest challenger being YFA Academy on nine points and Hillstars on six. Downs rule the roost in Zone Six with six wins and have the best overall average in the competition. There is also a ding dong battle in this group between Belair and Cross Keys who both have eleven points. However with the competition rules providing berths for two best third place teams overall, both could qualify. Goals galore in Manchester U15 There were goals galore on the opening day of the Manchester Football Association’s Under 15 competition at the Kirkvine Sports Complex. Belair highlighted the scoring on the day with a 10-0 win over debutante Hope Village. Tahj Thompson preened himself knocking in four goals while Shemar Palmer netted a hatrick. Ricam Academy also showed Cross Keys no mercy slamming them 6-0 with Nicari Campbell getting a hatrick. Comfort were also unsettled 5-1 by Villa United whose Rohane Brown scored twice. In the last of the routs, May Day disposed of Porus 4-1. In the two more even contests, Alligator Pond and Starz Academy ended 0-0, while Mile Gully rallied from behind to outscore Star Zone Academy 3-2. Mandeville hosts successful Night Pistol shoot The first night shooting match on the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s (MRPC) 2017 calendar was completed without incident last weekend at its Lincoln range, providing competitors and fans with a lot of excitement. When the dust was settled Orville Henriques came out on top with Lasbury Larmond second, Ronald Robertson in third place and Michael Bradshaw and Desmond Prince completing the top five. A whopping 22 shooters competed in the three hour affair, which lasted up to 11:00 p.m. The match featured five stages for all of 60 live rounds. The MRPC also issued a special thanks to members of the Jamaica Defence Force, who also participated in the match. The club also released that due to popular demand of its patrons, the Spray as You May Match, scheduled for Sunday, May 21 which was previously advertised as a 130 round match will be held as a 90 round match. Tafari Lions, Real Treasure Beach in St Bess Major league final Former champions Tafari Lions and Real Treasure Beach FC will contest the final of the St. Elizabeth FA Magnum Major League. Play is set for tomorrow at the St Elizabeth Technical High School field in Santa Cruz starting at 3:00 p.m. Time will be allowed for extra time and penalties if an advantage cannot be gained during regulation time. Tafari Lions secured their place in the final in dramatic fashion winning 8-7 on penalties after a pulsating regulation and extra time battle with New Holland. New Holland actually won the game 4-3 but Tafari Lions were saved by the tie of Romario Brown’s first leg goal, which had given them a 1-0 result, the previous weekend at the same venue. Real Treasure Beach had no such jitters except for the first half, which ended 0-0, as they found two goals in the second half courtesy of Junior Edwards in 67th minute and Anfernee Stewart in the 83rd. Los Perfectos back in Manchester top tier Los Perfectos returned to the top flight of Manchester football after easily defeating Old England 3-0 to win the Jamalco sponsored Manchester Division One football competition. Victory was sealed last weekend at Brooks Park, home of their 1980s and 90s heydays when they even competed in the National Premier League. Following repeated failures since the 1990s to get back in the Premier League, the club took a 10 year hiatus from league football forcing them to make the hard road back by competing in the second tier Division One. Los “P’s” victory was set up by Christopher Campbell’s two first half goals, which gave them a halftime cushion of 2-0 before Roy Dean made it totally safe late in the game.last_img read more

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Short on projection, PH gymnasts still log ‘marked progress’

first_imgHadi totaled 13.450 via an almost impeccable routine that involved high-value movements against the backdrop of Arabian-inspired music.De Guzman, 17, turned in a similar performance—a lot of high-scoring jumps to the tune of a funky jam. But the rookie could only aggregate 13.025 to settle for silver. Indonesia’s Rifda Irfanaluthfu was third with 13.000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In balance beam, De Guzman wound up third. Reyland Capellan brought home another bronze in vault, matching his result in the same event two years ago.“It was very good, solid performance by the team,” said women’s co-head coach Jasmin Ortega. “I think we did very well this season. It’s still a marked progress.” Kaitlin De Guzman who bagged the the Gold medal for Womens Gymnastics Uneven Bars with Reyland Capellan who won Gold for Men’s Floor Exercises also in gymnastics in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines’ artistic gymnastics team didn’t get to fulfill the promise of four gold medals but it did improve on its performance two years ago.Newcomer Kaitlin De Guzman settled for a silver after failing to dislodge defending champion Farah Ann Abdul Hadi of Malaysia in floor exercise Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT The gymnasts had already stashed two golds through Capellan, who defended his floor exercise title, and the 17-year-old De Guzman, who ruled in uneven bars.All in all, it was two golds, one silver and two bronzes for the Philippines.The Philippines won one gold, one silver and two bronzes in the Singapore SEA Games in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay What’s in store for your animal sign this year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LeBron James has ‘nothing but respect’ for Kyrie Irving Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

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French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena’s black catsuit

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palestinian football head banned for inciting Messi hatred Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal FILE – In this May 29, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her sleek, figure-hugging catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because “I think that sometimes, we’ve gone too far.” (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)PARIS — Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open.The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In an interview in Tennis Magazine’s 500th edition, Giudicelli singled out the figure-hugging black suit that Williams wore this year at Roland Garros and said made her feel like a superhero.Giudicelli said: “It will no longer be accepted. One must respect the game and the place.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He said Roland Garros’ new rules won’t be as strict as Wimbledon’s, which require that players wear white, but will “impose certain limits.”Many player uniforms for 2019 have already been designed but Giudicelli said the FFT will be asking manufacturers for an advance look at them. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Resident education officer needed along Berbice River – Education Committee Chairman

first_imgRegion 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Education Committee Chairman, Denise Belgrave has continued calls for a resident education officer to be stationed at Sub-Region 2 (communities along the Berbice River). Belgrave, who also serves as Chairman of the region’s Welfare Committee continued her plea during the hosting of this month’s statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), noting that calls were being made by the Committee since 2015.She noted that she was not in full support of officers being rotated, as is presently the case, since it was her belief that it would not give a true and proper reflection of what is happening in those schools. While there is presently an officer stationed within the sub-region, she said it came as a surprise to her since she was unfamiliar with the officer. These issues, she noted, were discussed at the Committee’s last meeting. “We need that to be looked at and we need a resident officer. I think it’s time. We’ve been asking for that since 2015, and we need a resident officer in Sub-Region 2. Not somebody who goes for one week and comes out,” Belgrave told members of the Council. She added that the Committee would have also discussed the system of rotation for officers in Sub-Region 2.Additionally, speaking of other issues surrounding schools in Region 10, the Education Committee Chairman noted that there are complaints from head teachers regarding the quantity of “stocks” which are received on a quarterly basis, as she pointed out that there’s a shortage. She said during discussions, at a head teachers meeting, it was decided that there is need for supplies to be given by the RDC on a monthly basis instead of quarterly.In response, the Regional Chairman asked the Regional Clerk of Council Orrin Gordon to look into the situation. “We need to have a standard distribution time system,” Morian pointed out. Belgrave also spoke of the issue surrounding proper accommodation for teachers as she stressed the need for the improvement of accommodation for teachers who travel from Linden to work in riverine areas. “… because if they are not comfortable, they wouldn’t be able to give of their best. We want that to be looked into very seriously,” Belgrave stated. In relation to welfare, she said the Committee is presently in discussion to have the home for abused women and children constructed in Linden.last_img read more

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Watchful TKR squeeze past the Tridents

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…Barbados Tridents (BT) recovered from a marvelous opening over from Khary Pierre but still were not able to hold off defending champions, Trinibago Knight Riders (TKR), from securing victory on Sunday evening at the Kengsinton Oval.Brendon McCullumAfter electing to bat first on home turf, Tridents survived a top order rocking to crawl to 128 – 8 in their 20 overs, a target which proved somewhat challenging for the visitors, who eventually won by four wickets in the 18th Hero Caribbean Premier League fixture of the season.With 129 set to win, Knight Riders were expected to begin pursuit quite confidently but when Chris Lynn (8) and Sunil Narine (13) were dismissed by Mohammad Irfan and Ashley Nurse bowled Colin Munro for 14, it looked like Tridents were back in the game for a moment.However, Brendon McCullum’s defiant knock of 66 kept the Tridents in check and earned him the man of the match. Darren Bravo (2) also went cheaply while Denesh Ramdin (20) and McCullum almost survived to the end, both being removed with the score on 126, 3 runs short of victory.Dwayne BravoSkipper Dwayne Bravo drilled Steve Smith through cover for a boundary to bring the match to a close as TKR reach 130 – 6.In Tridents’ bowling effort, Irfan led with two wickets while Nurse, Raymon Reifer, Shamar Springer and Smith had a wicket each.Pierre, was all over the scoreboard following the conclusion of a very eventful opening over to his spell. Dwayne Smith was bowled for two on the first ball, Shamar Springer was runout by a brilliant piece of fielding from Pierre without scoring the next ball then Steve Smith misjudged ball-four and was stumped by Denesh Ramdin.Trinbago Knight Riders players celebrateTridents, with 3 – 3 on the board were saved by a recovery effort from Nicholas Pooran (34) and Shai Hope (42), who decide to open the batting.Pooran’s quick-fire innings lasted 21-balls as he picked up two sixes and three boundaries before being bowled by the Trinbago captain. Even though the runs kept coming, wickets kept falling at regular intervals which impeded the run rate.Hope’s missed out on his half century when Fawad Ahmed struck on the first ball of the 13th over as Tridents’ score ticked over to 90 – 5.The skipper, Jason Holder contributed a welcomed 30 even though he was striking at under 100. Raymon Reifer (10) was the only other batsman to reach double figures while Pierre, Bravo and Ahmed each had two wickets and Ali Khan, just one.last_img read more

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Treat the jersey as your girlfriend, Kerr urges Gor players

first_img“You get the jersey, keep it! Don’t let anyone take it. It’s like having a girlfriend; you treat her good, treat her nice. There’s always someone who wants a piece of her and you don’t wanna lose her. Same in football; keep the jersey, make sure you are in the team,” the coach said.“I want that competition; I don’t want people thinking that they have a God given right for that jersey. If I don’t think they are doing it, I will take it off them and then they have to show me they want it back,” he added.Boniface Oluoch training. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThis comes with two key K’Ogalo players now being forced to work their way back into the starting 11.Goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch missed last Sunday’s tie against Nakumatt FC and sat on the bench for the return fixture on Wednesday with Peter Odhiambo continuing between the sticks.Midfielder Kenneth Muguna missed Wednesday’s Nakumatt return match and Kerr now says he has to work to earn his place back in the team after being impressed by the performance of Ernest Wendo and Philemon Otieno.“He (Muguna) didn’t train yesterday (Tuesday) and in the morning (Wednesday) he said his knee was swollen. I haven’t seen him and that’s an internal thing that I will deal with. It’s a shame because I think he was pivotal for us on Sunday. But, to be honest, as a pro you are getting paid to work and as a pro if you are paid to work and you don’t show up for work, it is wrong,” the tactician added.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere takes on nakumatt’s kennedy Onyango.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe coach was disappointed with the team’s performance on Wednesday despite beating Nakumatt 1-0, registering his reservation on how the team couldn’t burry chances, something he says bothers him ahead of the next game.Kerr noted that it is not only a problem with Gor nor the Kenyan Premier League, but something he has seen across the continent.“I have seen six games in Kenya and the lack of technique, ability infront of goal kills football. Every fan comes here to see goals. Yes we want to be entertained with good football, with trickery and skill on the ball but football is about scoring goals,” the coach posed.“Credit to Nakumatt because they came at us from set pieces. But the defenders were fantastic, midfielders worked hard, but at half time I told them we were second best everywhere on the pitch,” the Briton asserted.He hopes his side will pick up the pieces in the next match when they face Muhoroni Youth at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyThe coach has now urged the players to replicate their work rate during training onto match day, saying he is always impressed with what he sees from the training ground but can’t really explain what changes when they get onto the pitch.“In training I see a different way of playing; it’s fantastic and I want to have that same replicated on the pitch. Sometimes we are brilliant but there’s lack of quality in the final third. Strikers need confidence and they need to score goals. But at the moment my strikers are not scoring and I need to address that,” Kerr noted.The coach revealed that they will give their all to ensure they reclaim the league title, urging the players to believe in themselves that they can make it.“My players have to believe they are the best and I believe we have the best squad and the best players. But we have to focus, know our job and then have the desire and plan to go play well. We take each game as it comes. We will keep on believing that what we achieve in one game is achievable in 16 more games,” the confident tactician noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says his players have to earn starting 11 jersey. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has warned his players that no one is assured of a regular starting place in the team unless they work to show that they have earned a place in his best 11.Kerr has given his players an analogy of a man who wants to keep his wife or girlfriend at all costs saying they always have to work to impress to ensure that no other man picks her right under his watch.last_img read more

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Inter Milan to hijack West Brom’s move for Parma winger?

first_imgInter Milan are considering hijacking West Brom’s move for Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany.talkSPORT first revealed the Baggies’ interest in the Frenchman last month and they have stepped up their interest in recent days. Southampton were also linked with the 26-year-old.West Brom have entered negotiations with Parma and hope to conclude a £6m deal later this week.However, reports in Italy claim Biabiany’s former club Inter are now on the scene and they want him to head back to the San Siro instead of moving to the Hawthorns.Biabiany, who represented France at Under-21 level, has scored 14 league goals over the past three seasons. Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany 1last_img read more

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