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first_imgCarlos Alcaraz has been one of the nice sensations within the little that has been disputed of the season in tennis on this 2020. The younger tennis participant from Murcia achieved his first victory on the ATP circuit on the age of 16 on the Rio Open and continues coaching to proceed including successes below the command of Juan Carlos Ferrero.In an interview with the ATP, Ferrero analyzed Alcaraz’s model of play, which he compares for his model of play with gamers like Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. “He is very aggressive on a regular basis. Play close to the underside line. He is not the everyday tennis participant who solely performs on clay. He additionally likes taking part in on exhausting courts and loves taking part in on grass. Final yr was the primary time he performed on grass and he favored it. He loves to end the factors on the web. At first, after I met him, he was satisfied that his finest degree was on clay, however I believe he is now enhancing so much on exhausting court docket and I believe he can have the next degree on this floor, it might be fantastic. He is very aggressive from the again of the court docket and wants to enhance his serve slightly. However at 16 he does very nicely. If I’ve to evaluate him to somebody, his game is very similar to that of Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. He is aggressive from the underside of the monitor and goes up to the web to end the purpose. “Ferrero highlights the actual fact that Alcaraz has at all times confronted older gamers and his nice bodily capacity. “The very fact is that he has at all times competed in opposition to uncles older than him. He used to play with older gamers. Within the match in opposition to Ramos in Rio, he was 32 and Carlos was 16, and clearly an important factor for him is that he has improved so much bodily. That is the rationale why he was in a position to be within the match for 3 and a half hours and can play in opposition to gamers who’re older than him. “He additionally highlights his nice hand play and his capacity to run on the monitor. “He has very quick palms. He performs very exhausting with the backhand and the best on a regular basis. He is very quick going for the ball on the court docket and that is why he can play at a really excessive charge in opposition to these guys. In Rio we practice with Dusan Lajovic, Roberto Carballés and Dominic Thiem, and he is one of these guys who can play on the identical tempo because the participant on the opposite facet of the monitor. “ The extenista additionally revealed how he found Alcaraz when he was simply 14 years previous. “We held many tournaments on the JC Ferrero-Equelite Sports activities Academy. I noticed him for the primary time throughout a match and it helped that he lived very shut to the academy, in Murcia, an hour from right here. So it was simple to see him play video games. I bear in mind seeing him play video games at ITF Futures when he was 14 years previous and he scored his first level within the ATP Rankings. I used to be going to watch video games and I heard that there was a child with so much of degree with solely 14 years previous, so I drove to see him. His agent is the identical as Pablo Carreño’s and he trains on the academy, so that helped to have a great relationship with him and carry him to our staff. “Ferrero desires to take strain off Alcaraz, who many already think about to be the subsequent Rafa Nadal regardless of being 16 years previous. “He often hears so much that he is going to be the subsequent Rafa Nadal. It will likely be tough for him to do issues usually, to be calm and not to say ‘why are they telling me this?’ However he is already used to it as a result of many individuals right here in Spain inform him that he would be the subsequent Rafa Nadal. He is used to it and follows his personal path by working exhausting and making an attempt to make his personal race. In Spain it was way back that we had somebody 16 or 17 years previous taking part in at this degree. However the staff is by his facet, we strive to make a circle round him to strive to assist him take strain off, calm him down, do issues usually and go his personal means. “Requested if Alcaraz can attain the extent of different younger skills resembling Auger-Aliassime or Sinner, Ferrero believes he can. “It’s very unusual, you possibly can’t discover many individuals who at 16 can play at that degree so simply. A yr and a half in the past I used to be taking part in in juniors and I haven’t seen Carlos’s game. I believe it might be just like the instances of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Jannik Sinner, who’ve already succeeded regardless of their youth. He is motivated to play these varieties of tournaments and these varieties of matches. It is crucial for him to be motivated and one of the keys is the staff round him, who helps him and retains him motivated on a regular basis to assist him be an expert on the monitor. “Lastly, Ferrero acknowledged Alcaraz’s psychological power whereas admitting that he tends to get nervous throughout his ward’s matches. “His psychological power has taken an amazing leap. Bodily he is stronger than after I met him however his psychological power has improved probably the most. I’ve battled and performed a number of video games with him. I’m on the monitor all day and I can see his progress over the previous yr. When he performs, I’m nervous, as a result of once you work with somebody daily and you set targets for them early within the yr, you need them to attain these targets. When he performs I get nervous. As a participant he used to be calm, though now I get nervous seeing him. “last_img read more

first_imgWuhan is already in China. “My team traveled two weeks ago to Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, because they could not go directly to Wuhan.. They were confined to a hotel because everyone who comes from another part of the world has to be locked up in a hotel room provided by the government for two weeks, “says the Portuguese.In Portugal, the measures are not as extreme as in Spain. “It has all started later, it has been possible to learn from countries like Italy and Spain. That is why they have started the state of alarm before there. They don’t force us to be at home, but people are afraid and stay. Even if there is no police or you don’t see the army, you know that going to the street is only for an obligation. We have to comply so that this can be solved soon. “Finally, Carriço launched a message of affection. “I want to send a hug and a message of encouragement at this difficult time, in which we are confined at home. I ask people to stay calm and try to do some sports to take care of their health and be prepared. Everything will end in no time and we will return to normalcy so that football returns. “ Daniel ‘Ulises’ Carriço continues to tour the world before joining the Chinese Wuhan discipline, for which he signed a few weeks ago to leave Sevilla and with whom he trained first in Sotogrande and then in Marbella. The Portuguese explained on the radio of the Nervion club the odyssey that he is living, right now in his hometown, Lisbon: “I did not have a visa, I had to urgently come to Lisbon to get it and they have not given it to me yet. In the end there is a general concern and nobody knows what will happen, if a loved one can be infected, we all want to be close to the family in this situation. ““We are doing the procedures to go to China and I will have to go through that period of quarantine to then train with my colleagues. There is no date for the start of the league, there is talk of the beginning of May, but they are very scared with the cases of Europe. Its president has almost closed the country for fear that the virus will evolve again and thus prevent further cases, “said Carriço.last_img read more

first_img‘Case’ is the one who plays the most in MadridCasemiro it has been so indispensable than even the halt due to the coronovirus was the most used by Zidane (3,120 ‘), ahead of Ramos (3,033 ‘). Since that 2016 derby it has been the trend because after that bad day in Madrid, Case It became the fourth most present in minutes after Cristiano, Keylor and Ramos. In the 2017-18, the last complete season of Zizou, the international with the verdeamarelha It was the most minute player on the field (3,945 ‘) from the white template. In the previous one (2016-17), Casemiro was the eighth player who performed the most (3,313 ‘) but because he missed 13 games due to a fissure in the fibula. He was in progression from being Employee of the Year.Already Casemiro is going the mambo. Asked at the end of October (when he had played 96% of the minutes) if he couldn’t use a break, he went straight: “I want to play it all and more …”. Zidane aspires to a lifeguard if you cannot count on your Brazilian pivot. That’s where the Camavingas come in, Soumaré … Looking for a Casemiro clone. Zidane has tried alternative options at home and none has satisfied him. TO Fede Valverde and Pogba, if he comes, he sees them as a complement near Casemiro. TO Marcos Llorente nor did he consider him despite being a natural candidate for the position and Kroos there was no sign of a possible reconversion, even if it was temporary. “I am not a Casemiro,” he said in Germany. 14 The options that Madrid manages …CAMAVINGA. The one that best fits and an endeavor of Zidane.Zidane tries to do with this player a kind of operation similar to that of Varane, which he brought to the squad, when he was Florentino’s advisor, for 10 million from Lens. So, Varane was 18 years old, Camavinga is 17. What makes the two situations very different is that Varane came at a bargain price (or not so much, because it was € 10M for a stranger) and that, on the contrary, there is a real auction in Camavinga and there is talk of an amount between 45 and 50 million. Camavinga’s agent is a novelty for Madrid, it is Moussad Sissoko, who also leads Dembelé.KANTÉ. Very contrasted and Chelsea meditates selling it.N’Golo Kanté (29 years old) is the midfielder more like Casemiro of what the market could offer. Strongly contrasted, first with Leicester, now at Chelsea and world champion with France, could be within range. According to the British portal 90minThere are voices in the Chelsea board that are beginning to be in favor of transferring Kanté. He has three years left on his contract and when he renewed in 2018 he became the highest-paid at Stamford Bridge, ahead even of Hazard. That would be the biggest impediment now. Has real star salary and even if Chelsea opens to negotiate, I would ask a relevant transfer (€ 80M) despite the looming economic crisis. Another, which has the caliber of a very large holder. The big plus point is that He has shown fruit in his selection with Pogba, the great objective this summer. Zidane would try to replicate the successful model in Les Bleus.SOUMARÉ. 21 years old, from Lille and Klopp falls in love. In the new french generation, along with Camavinga, Boubakary Soumaré stands out, followed for a long time. More like Pogba than Casemiro or Kanté, he has been a French international from U-16 to U-21 and now triumphs in Lille after emerging from the PSG quarry. It is the most affordable among the shuffled options, is valued at 24.5 million euros. It begins to make noise in Europe and the one that has most answered that call is Jürgen Klopp. In England they come time reporting that The German Liverpool manager is in love with Soumaré’s game. He is one of the French talents who will most likely change his jersey, heading towards a big one, this summer. Boubakary Soumaré, in a match with Lille.Eurasia Sport Images Zidane He has been thinking about an idea for some time: find a natural substitute for Casemiro (28 years). For the Marseillaise, Case (as he calls it), it is immovable, a rock carving holder that prevents the equipment from breaking in half. The technician discovered it in February 2016 after falling into his first derby in the Bernabéu (0-1) and since then has squeezed the Brazilian. That is why he has been asking for a signing of that profile for a long time. Now he does it with Eduardo Camavinga (17 years old, Rennes), but also are in the white orbit N’Golo Kanté (29 years old, Chelsea) and Boubakary Soumaré (21 years old, Lille) …last_img read more

first_imgThe Las Palmas Sports Union has communicated the death of Aurelio Campa, former player of the yellow team in two different stages, and winner of two consecutive league championships with Real Madrid in the 1950s.Campa, who was acting as a defense, was born in 1933 in the capital of Spain and also defended Betis, Badajoz and Granada.At Real Madrid he was proclaimed a league champion in the seasons 1953-54 and 1954-55, and he also won a Latin Cup. With the UD Las Palmas he debuted on May 6, 1956 in a Cup match against Atlético de Madrid, being coach of the island team Satur Grech.He played a total of 25 games with the yellow team, and the last one against San Fernando de Cádiz, in the 1960-61 season, after four consecutive campaigns after arriving in a second stage from Granada, where he had won the League Second Division.“The UD Las Palmas wants to express its deepest regret to close family and friends,” said the island club in a statement published on its official website.last_img read more

first_imgBoth leaders reaffirmed that “it is time to respect and respond to the dictates of the health authorities” and explained that for the last few weeks they have been working “to be able to face the various sports venues that may come with the maximum guarantees.” At the same time they asked for “patience and understanding during these times of uncertainty.” Regarding basketball, the entity from Vitoria recalled that “once the possible scenarios for the return to competition were approved, both in ACB and in the Euroleague, in any event, the remaining matches of the season were held behind closed doors and in a single headquarters “, they will not be able to count on the presence of their fans in the stands of the Buesa Arena. “We are saddened and saddened, but it is a necessary measure at the moment,” said Josean Querejeta.Also, from the Alava side, they assured that “everything seems to indicate that, unfortunately, if the competition is completed, it cannot be” with the presence of its people in the stands of Mendizorroza. In both cases, they added that those fans who had bought their tickets for any of the remaining matches at the Buesa Arena and at the Babazorro stadium “will also have different options for returning the amount of tickets purchased.” “The moment we have outlined all the return options for both subscribers and ticket buyers, we will bring it to your attention,” they stressed. Deportivo Alavés and Baskonia announced this Monday that they will reimburse their followers the proportional part of the subscription corresponding to the matches not played in the Fernando Buesa Arena and in Mendizorroza during the end of the 2019/20 campaign. The president of the Barça entity, Josean Querejeta, and the president of the blue and white, Alfonso Fernández de Trocóniz, sent letters to their subscribers to send them this information and to send them a message of support in these difficult times that society is going through due to the crisis of the coronavirus. Both clubs conveyed their “love and affection to all those who are suffering the crudest side of this exceptional situation,” as well as “condolences to all those who have lost a loved one during these weeks.”last_img read more

first_imgMichael Blygen’s hat-trick rescued Boys’ Town from embarrassment against lower leaguers Maxfield Park, in their Locker Room Sports KSAFA/Jackie Bell Knockout game at Collie Smith Complex yesterday.The home team surrendered a two-goal lead to the Major League outfit, which came back from two-nil down to level at 2-2. But two late goals from the former Tivoli Gardens striker saw the home team win 4-2.After a dour and goalless first half, Boys’ Town went in front just before the hour (59th) when Blygen flicked the ball over the Maxfield goalkeeper and it fell into the goal. Minutes later, Chavanney Willis made it 2-0 when he latched on to a through ball and slotted home.However, the visitors responded minutes later when Romaine Mullington was on the end of a good build-up to tap the ball past the Boys’ Town custodian. And before Boys’ Town realised what hit them, Nico Reynolds, Maxfield’s best player, equalised with a rasping shot from the edge of the box.Maxfield nearly went ahead in the 80th minute, but referee Carvel Banton adjudged that the ball had not crossed the goalline. Then on the counter, Boys’ Town went straight up field and Blygen capitalised on a loose ball to make it 3-2.The former Humble Lion and Rivoli player sealed the win two minutes from time when he broke away and calmly slotted home.Blygen spent the second-half of last season in the Dominican Republic, but missed most of that campaign through injury.”So far in the Premier League, things have been very disappointing. I hope this will be a stepping stone for me to get more playing time and deliver for my team and try to help them make the top four,” he said.”Last season, I joined Boys’ Town in January, then went on a trial overseas in Dominica Republic. I made the team and played three matches, but injury got the better of me. But this season I am back, so I am just taking it a step at a time and doing my best and see what happens.”So I hope this hat-trick gives coach more confidence in me because I have always worked hard, but the team has been up and down; we are not being consistent. So I hope that this is a stepping stone for me to get time on the pitch,” he reasoned.Coach Andrew Price is also hoping this is a turning point for his striker.”I hope that this will be a catalyst for him (Blygen) to assist us in the third round. Boys’ Town always play better football in the third round, and we are preparing ourselves assiduously to really make a good run and see where it leads us,” he declared.Yesterday’s resultsBarbican 1 UWI 0Waterhouse 2 Maverley/Hughenden 1Boys’ Town 4 Maxfield 2Today’s games3 p.m. August Town vs Bull Bay at UWI Mona Bowl3 p.m. Olympic Gardens vs Real Mona at Cling Cling Oval3 p.m. Rockfort vs Cavalier at Rockfort3 p.m. Cooreville Gardens vs Arnett Gardens at Duhaney Park7 p.m. Harbour View vs Tivoli Gardens at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

first_img untreated sewage In Rio, much of the waste and sewage goes untreated and runs down hillside ditches and streams into Olympic water venues that are littered with floating rubbish, household waste and even dead animals. At the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, swimmers said they were worried about the situation in Rio. “The athletes and the athletes’ commission have expressed their concern at the current problems with the quality of water, the cleanliness of the water,” Vladimir Salnikov, a former Olympic gold-medal winner, said. “That will be put into a recommendation, and people will pay attention to that.” Shin Otsuka, an executive board member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), said on Friday that his body was considering testing for viruses. The ITU is holding an Olympic qualifying race today using the waters off Copacabana Beach. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to analyse virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests. The moves come after an Associated Press (AP) investigation showed a serious health risk to Olympic athletes in venues around Rio rife with sewage. In a statement to the AP, the WHO said it suggested the IOC start monitoring for viruses at the Rio venues. “WHO has also advised the IOC to widen the scientific base of indicators to include viruses,” the statement said. “The risk assessment should be revised accordingly, pending the results of further analysis. The Rio Local Organising Committee and the IOC are requested to follow WHO recommendations on treatment of household and hospital waste.” A spokesman from the Rio organising committee referred comment to the IOC, which is meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Olympic organisers and the Brazilian government have tested only for bacteria to decide if the water is safe. Many experts say viruses are a far bigger problem and need to be monitored. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) said independently it would start testing for viruses. “We’re going to find someone who can do the testing for us that can safely cover what we need to know from a virus perspective as well as the bacteria perspective,” Peter Sowrey, chief executive of the, ISAF said. “That’s my plan.” The sailing venue in Guanabara Bay is badly polluted, as is a separate venue for rowing and canoeing – Rodrigo de Freitas lake – in central Rio. The AP investigation also showed venues for triathlon and open-water swimming off Copacabana Beach had high virus levels that pose a threat to athletes and tourists. Sowrey, who spoke from Kuala Lumpur, has a local interest. His wife, Alesandra, is a native of Rio and he has a nine-year-old daughter, Marie. “I’m a father myself,” Sowrey said. “I want to make sure that everyone who goes out in the water is as safe as possible and is given the right guidance and right security.” The AP analysis showed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where about 1,400 athletes will compete in water sports in the games which open in a year – August 5, 2016.last_img read more

first_imgMIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC):West Indies opener Lendl Simmons stroked a half-century to power Rangpur Riders to a commanding 69-run victory over the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday.Opting to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Riders cruised to 176 for six off their 20 overs, with the right-handed Simmons top-scoring with 51 off 39 deliveries.In reply, Dynamites got a top score of 29 from Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakarra, but their innings never really got going, and they were bowled out for a disappointing 107 in the final over.With the victory, Riders joined Barisal Bulls and Comilla Victorians atop the standings, with four points from two wins and one defeat.Simmons was in great nick, striking five fours and three sixes to get Riders off to a flying start. He put on 38 for the first wicket with Soumya Sarkar who hit 18 from 10 balls, before adding a further 56 for the second wicket with Mohammad Mithun, who made 34 from 32 deliveries.Simmons perished in the 11th over, but Thisara Perera struck 27 from 20 balls and Shakib al Hasan an unbeaten 24 from 15 deliveries to keep the innings flowing.Darren Sammy, however, made just three batting at number five.Al Hasan then destroyed the Dynamites innings with his left-arm spin, taking four for 16, while seamer Thisara Perera claimed three for 25.Sammy went wicket-less from his two overs, which cost 10 runs.On Tuesday, West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels blasted an unbeaten 69 from 52 balls – with eight fours and one six – to help Victorians chase down 177 and beat Chittagong Vikings by seven wickets, also at Sher-e Bangla.Victorians were struggling at 54 for three in the eighth over before Samuels put on 123 in an unbroken fourth wicket stand with Mashrafe Mortaza (56 not out) to pull off the win.last_img read more

first_imgVuvuzelas blared through the town of Frankfield in Clarendon yesterday morning as students and well-wishers descended on the Edwin Allen High School to join in to celebrate with the school for successfully retaining their fourth Girls’ Champs title in five years.The school has registered a convincing win at the just concluded Boys and Girls’ Championships on Saturday at the National Stadium. At the end of the championships, Edwin Allen finished atop the point standings with 329.5 points, a clear 66.5 points ahead of their closest rivals, Hydel High.Members of the academic, ancillary staff and the board of management, as well as students and sponsors, gathered in the quadrangle to salute their athletes for a job well done.SCHOOLFAMILYELATEDPrincipal Dr Everton Walters said he, and by extension the entire school family, is happy and elated that they have retained their title and plans to keep it that way for a while to come.Head coach Michael Dyke notes that although he will be losing a few of his Class One athletes, he already has plans to replace them.”We had a very strong set of Class One this year and although some will be leaving us, we will be putting a plan together to replace those athletes,” he said.Coach Dyke made it known that he will be working with the school to ensure they retain the Girls’ Champs title for years to come.Edwin Allen’s top athlete, Kevona Davis, won three gold medals at this year’s meet. Davis won gold in the girl’s Class Three 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m.”It was hard, but I tried my best and it paid off,” said Davis.The grade-nine science student said she has been competing since basic school because of her love for athletics and track and field in particular.Davis said she looks forward to continue competing for her school as she harbours hopes of becoming a professional athlete in the future.After the celebrations on the school grounds yesterday morning, the athletes paraded through the town of Frankfield and through to Chapelton, as they shared their victory with the communities who have been supporting them over the years.last_img read more

first_imgHurdling standout Kaliese Spencer says she was excited, following news that she had signed a new kit sponsorship deal with Puma and is hoping to inspire young females through this new platform.”I have known Puma for many years throughout their partnership with the JAAA. I like them and their people; they are great support to have around, more like a family, really,” Spencer was quoted in a media release issued yesterday.”I am excited to be a part of PUMA as it increases its focus on women, and I hope that involving female athletes in the campaign will inspire young girls to hit the track. I look forward to doing great things with my new PUMA family,” Spencer added.There were no details in yesterday’s statement, but when pressed about the length of the agreement, Spencer’s executive manager, Marvin Anderson – the recently retired sprinter – said that the 28-year-old would retire a Puma athlete.Anderson noted that the deal underlines her marketability, while noting that it will allow her to focus on meeting her objectives this season.”This deal reaffirms how consistent she has been over the years, all the hard work that she has done over the past ten years,” said Anderson during an interview with The Gleaner.”She is in a really good frame of mind. She is at the right place. She is focused on doing well at the games. Everything she is doing now is geared towards going to the Olympics in Rio and doing well there,” he added.Spencer, who joined the Bert Cameron-led Cameron Blazers training group at the end of last season, now adds her name to the Puma roster, which also includes fellow Jamaican athletes Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Hansle Parchment.FEMALE AUDIENCESpencer’s addition comes at a point when the German brand has increased its focus on its female audience with the launch of its SS16 training campaign with 2015 US NCAA 100m Champion, Jenna Prandini and Australian sprint hurdler, Michelle Jenneke also among its ranks.Spencer, who will compete at this weekend’s Drake Relays before flying out to Qatar for the Doha Diamond League meet next week, finished fourth at the London Olympic Games in 2012, as well as at the Berlin (2009) and Daegu (2011) World Championships. With 22 wins on the Diamond League circuit, Spencer is the most successful track athlete ever in the series. She also has the second most top three finishes (32).Spencer won Diamond Race trophies for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 seasons.Pascal Rolling, head of sports marketing, Running at Puma noted, “Kaliese is another great addition to Puma as she embodies the brand’s distinctive attitude, especially through her determination to succeed.””She has been competing internationally for 10 years now and is at the top of her game. This, combined with her likable nature and personality, make her a perfect fit for Puma,” added Rolling.”Puma today announced it has signed an endorsement deal with Kaliese Spencer. The 28-year-old 400m hurdler will join Puma’s roster of athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” the release continued.Spencer won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships and was second in the 400m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships.last_img read more