Carla Suárez falls in the previous one and Muguruza will be the only Spanish in Dubai

first_imgEvent in which this afternoon will debut the major Spanish trickGarbiñe Muguruza, beginning at 4:00 p.m. (CET) in entrance of the Belgian Kim Clijsters. Each gamers are a part of the image after receiving an invite, though their targets will be clearly totally different.The Belgian tennis participant herself has acknowledged on the media day of the Dubai match that It has targets, however “they aren’t associated to outcomes or rating”. As well as, he has indicated that he is aware of Garbiñe, since he has seen lots of his matches and has a small thought of ​​how he performs. Carla Suárez has fallen to the Romanian Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea, quantity 70 in the world, in the final spherical of the previous section of the Dubai match 6-2, 1-6 and 6-4 In about two hours.These two gamers had met 4 occasions earlier than seeing their faces on the laborious observe of Dubai. In these clashes there was a distribution of victories, two for every tennis participant, however the Romanian has been the one that has been imposed this time and has obtained the ticket to be a part of the last image of the Dubai match.last_img read more

Barça temperature control on the plane before landing

first_imgThe majority of those infected were registered in the northern regions Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont, and the Italian media have reported in the last hours that there are also two suspicious cases in Naples, where the duel of Barcelona is disputed on Tuesday. Barcelona confirmed to EFE that on Monday it received a temperature control directly on the plane on its arrival in Naples, where he plays on Tuesday the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League, in a few days of emergency in Italy for the coronavirus.Six people have died in recent days in northern Italy because of the coronavirus, and another 219 have been infected, according to the head of Civil Protection, Angelo Borrelli, in an appearance before the media. Champions League* Data updated as of February 24, 2020last_img read more

Rodgers: “I wouldn’t be surprised if Ayoze went to the European Championship”

first_imgAyoze Pérez’s is a strange case, since he has never been summoned with Spain despite his remarkable performance in England: 40 goals in the 168 games he has played in the Premier League (first in Newcastle and now in Leicester). In fact, the bet that Leicester made last summer was very important: He paid 33 million euros for him. Nobody was surprised, since he is a striker with a great cartel in England although he has never been summoned with the Absolute of Spain (with the Under-21 he did play two games).The 26-year-old from Tenerife, who began his adventure in England very young (in 2014 Newcastle paid 2 million for him to Tenerife), is one of the fundamental pieces of a Leicester that is again the great sensation in England: he is third with eight points ahead of the fifth. That is, you have to twist your season a lot so that you do not end up in the Champions League access points. Ayoze shines with seven goals and four assists so far this year, although that performance has not yet served to be summoned with Spain … Brendan Rodgers, coach of Leicester (third place in the Premier) spoke about the possibility that the Spaniard Ayoze Pérez, one of the great stars of the team, go to the Eurocup with Spain next summer. “I wouldn’t be surprised,” said the coach.“Spain has very talented players, but Ayoze is a footballer who is playing in a team from the top of the Premier, the most competitive league in the world, and with good performance. Then I think it will have opportunities, ”Rodgers added. To achieve the goal of being called to the European Championship, his current coach is clear about the recipe: “You must continue to work hard at Leicester. If he does, I’m sure there will be an opportunity for him next summer. ”last_img read more

Serie A teams value cutting the salaries of footballers

first_imgSerie A clubs are evaluating measures to avoid economic disaster facing the worst possible scenario in the coming months in the face of the coronavirus emergency: that the championships have to be permanently suspended. The idea of ​​the Lega Serie A is to resume the competitions on the first weekend of April, leaving players untrained for almost a month.If this is not possible, according to the specialized media ‘Calcio e Finanza’, some clubs have already moved with their lawyers to study how to cut the salaries of their players and cushion the very hard blow that this scenario would entail, calculated at 700 million euros. The teams would search a negotiation and an agreement with the Association of Footballers, avoiding going to court: a measure that in Italy is not ruled out, but that it would be avoided by postponing Euro 2020 and recovering all the games postponed in the months of May and June, perhaps starting behind closed doors. The certainty, with the passing of the days in Italy, is that in the next month and a half not a single match will be played.last_img read more

Zaldua: “We would face an ERTE like other workers”

first_imgDoes this coronavirus crisis make you more angry because what was the best season of your career is slowing down?It was a very beautiful season, yes. With many minutes and regularity, in some games I have worn the bracelet, which is very nice for a kid from the quarry. And it is clear that these things are not good, but it is not in our hands and we have to face it naturally and we will continue working at home to return to the point where we had left it.How do you occupy your time without being able to leave home?With the exercises that we have to do during the day and some extras that I do with my girlfriend, and the challenges that come from my colleagues … I occupy the day. Netflix also helps a lot and then taking the dog out to relieve itself. Between one thing and another we are doing well, we are entertaining. I like to cook, there I go salsaando and trying to innovate with new dishes.How do you face the Cup final that we hope can finally be played?I think for everyone at Real it is a historic moment. It is a very exciting challenge, we faced it with a great desire to do something very nice for Real, because I think we deserve to win a title like that. And together we will be closer to achieving it.How do you maintain tension without being able to leave home and play games?Taking the daily dynamics well and without stopping. It is in our hands to get back to how we were before as soon as possible and therefore do it well. We did not want to stop, but things are like this, and we should not give it more thought. It is not easy, there are eleven games left to finish the league, everything is very rare, but I hope that everything happens as soon as possible.Is Markel Bergara the best footballer with whom you have shared costumes?The best footballer and the best person. I have a close relationship with Markel, we get along very well. In Madrid we spend a lot of time together. Thanks to Real and football I have managed to have a very close relationship, and we are privileged to be able to experience this. And more in the Real, which is a great family. Joseba Zaldua reviews from his house all the news of the Royal Society, without leaving any question in the inkwell, from the most trivial to what can be most affected, as a possible Record of Employment Regulation that for now is not considered in the club Donostiarra.Who is the heaviest companion in this confinement, who is most bored and who makes the most of the time?The heaviest is difficult to say one, because we spend a lot of time at home and we all get videos and images of this situation. And in general we are all equally bored because we are not used to spending so much time at home, we lived a lot and with colleagues. And the most entertaining I think is Zurutuza because he has been a father for the second time and will be taking advantage of spending more time at home with his two children and his wife.Why have several colleagues considered you the heaviest in the squad?The truth that having Remiro by his side helps, we spend a lot of time together and in that relationship they try to get partners like Portu and Merino, who are in all the sauces. I have the nickname of heavy, but any other partner could take it, but I assume it, because when I have a boring day I am a bit of a ballplayer, and I have earned it.How do you see the option that the Royal can consider presenting an ERTE?So far they have not raised anything, but like any club worker we will have to face what comes, if from above they consider that our salaries should be affected, because it is a situation that we all have to live and we must all move it forward thinking of the best for the club. In this aspect we are calm knowing that what has to come will be faced naturally and willing to help so that everything is easier.What was the most special match with Real?The day of my debut, because being a Real fan I think there is nothing more special than that. It was a very special day for me. And then I can’t forget the Miranda semifinal because we got the final for the Copa del Rey.last_img read more

The AFE affirms that part of the protocol is unconstitutional

first_imgThe Spanish Football Association has sent a letter to the Higher Sports Council in which he censors very harshly the protocol approved for the return to competition drawn up by the Government. The AFE wonders, first of all, if the document has the approval of the Ministry of Health.Regarding the performance of the tests, which are subject to the doctors’ decision, he says: “We want to be specified what will be the mechanism for coordination and supervision of possible breaches of this protocol. From AFE we understand, as it is a labor issue, that a direct line of dialogue should be opened and that the monitoring of the protocol should be carried out by the Labor Inspection, since it is an issue of occupational health, in addition to public health. ” Further, demands an aggravated type of sanctions in case of breach of confinement for “the high public profile of sport”. The union asks for clarification on which specialists in the Covid-19 will supervise the training and warns that if an occupational risk plan is not established there will be complaints before the Labor Inspection. The AFE wants the Government to be more explicit about what will happen if a positive occurs and appeals to the Data Protection law if the case arises: “Nothing is specified, nor is anything clarified regarding whether it has once tested positive, and as a precaution, as there was already a precedent in our sport, will mean the entire team is quarantined. Or, on the contrary, if it is detected, the player is isolated and communicated? Or is it understood that this is solved with daily tests to the rest of the classmates? Do not quarantine? We want to remember that we are dealing with a public health issue ”.It questions, as unconstitutional, that footballers are forced to quarantine outside the hospital or family environment if the contagion occurs (the protocol states that two rooms are enabled in the concentrations for those who contract the disease). It also considers these concentrations unconstitutional for three or four weeks and adds that such seclusion “may affect the integrity of the athlete’s health.”Finally, remember that between games at least 72 hours must pass and that during them, due to the heat, refreshment breaks should be introduced. It also requires that you do not play above 32º.last_img read more

Coe meets with Russian athletics chief to discuss doping ban

first_imgMOSCOW (AP): IAAF President Sebastian Coe has met with the new head of the Russian athletics federation, which was banned from world track and field in November over doping. The Russian Federation said yesterday that Coe and Dmitry Shlyakhtin met on Friday in Monaco and discussed “Russian athletics and the way to lead it out of the crisis”. “I was pleased to meet with the new president of Russian athletics,” Coe said in comments provided by the International Association of Athletics Federations. “We held a wide-ranging conversation, including, of course, the current position that Russia finds itself in.” An IAAF task force monitoring Russia’s compliance with reform demands is due to visit Russia today and tomorrow. Coe said he thanked (Shlyakhtin) “for his cooperation” with the task force. According to the Russian Federation, Shlyakhtin briefed Coe on Friday about reforms in Russian track and field, saying that they are “an issue that can’t be solved in one day and which requires systematic and painstaking work”. Shlyakhtin, a former coach and regional politician, was elected last month. Russia’s head coach, Yuri Borzakovsky, said he was “sure” that the ban would be lifted in time for the Olympics in August. Russian athletes “are in a cage now, and when they get out, they’ll rip everyone apart”, he added. Russia was suspended from competition, including the Olympics, after a World Anti-Doping Agency commission accused it of operating a systematic and state-sponsored programme of drug use by star athletes.last_img read more

Fireworks expected at National Stadium

first_imgLocal track and field fans are in for a treat today as several of the world’s top athletes will be on show at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet inside the National Stadium. The main events are set to get under way at 7:30 p.m. with the women’s 400 metres hurdles, one of 19 international events. However, action will start as early as 2 p.m. with one of two new events on the programme, the international hammer throw for women. The other new event, the men’s international javelin begins at 4:15 p.m. These will be followed by six Development events, starting at 5:05 p.m. with the women’s 100 metres. The final event of the night, the women’s 400 metres at 9:23, should be one of the most competitive. Jamaica’s trio of Stephenie Ann McPherson, who was third last year, along with Novlene Williams-Mills, fourth a year ago, and Christine Day, who was fifth, will be hoping for a local sweep of the top three places following the withdrawal of last year’s winner, American Sanya Richards-Ross. The Jamaicans will come up against another American, Francena McCorory, runner-up last year and winner of the event two years ago. This event is expected to be a cracker as, fresh in the minds of fans is last year’s World Championships 4×400 metres final in Beijing, when Williams-Mills outwitted McCorory on the anchor leg to give Jamaica a memorable win. With a good record here over the years, Williams-Mills will be hoping to get back to winning ways. The women’s 100m hurdles at 8:27 p.m. should also be hot. World champion Danielle Williams will be engaged in a very tough battle against some fierce rivals. Last year’s winner Jasmin Stowers is out, but her compatriots Sharika Nelvis, American record holder Brianna Rollins (12.26), and 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson will be hoping for a top three sweep. Also in the event is Britain’s record holder Tiffany Porter (12.51). “I am under no pressure whatsoever as I am going into the race to have fun, and if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best,” Jamaica’s Williams said in a recent interview. Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be hoping to make it a great night for local fans when they compete in the 100 and 200 metres, respectively. American Tori Bowie ran a world-leading 10.80 seconds in winning the women’s 100 metres at the Doha Diamond League meet yesterday, and Thompson, who won a year ago with 10.97, will be hoping to go faster here. English Gardener of the United States is her main rival. Fraser-Pryce, who was third in this event a year ago, will face the outstanding Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas. Miller was impressive in clocking a Bahamian and meet-record 22.14 in the half-lap event last year and is this year’s world leader in the 400m with a 49.69 run on April 16 in Nassau. Fraser-Pryce will be joined by countrywoman Shericka Jackson, who was a bronze medallist in the 400m at last year’s World Championships. Also down to compete is rising American sprinter Candice McGrone. HOT HURDLES POWELL IN 200m Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is down for the 200m where he will face local rival Rasheed Dwyer. In the men’s 100 m Julian Forte, Kemar Bailey Cole and Oshane Bailey will carry Jamaican hopes against the very fast Americans Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers. SELECTED EVENTS 7 p.m. Shot put women – International 7.03 p.m. Triple jump men – International 7.06 p.m. 3000m steeplechase men – International 7:30 p.m. 400m hurdles women – International 7:37 p.m. 400m hurdles men – International 7:40 p.m. High jump men – International. 7:49 p.m. 800m men – International 8 p.m. 1500m women – International 8:07 p.m. Long jump women – International 8:11 p.m. 100m women – International 8:15 p.m. 100m men – International 8:27 p.m. 100m hurdles women – International 8:37 p.m. 110m men – International 8:53 p.m. 200m women – International 9:03 p.m. 200m men – International 9:14 p.m. 400m men – International 9:23 p.m. 400m women – Internationallast_img read more

No rushing Rudisha: Patience contributes to second World title

first_imgBEIJING (AP):This World title came in a tactical race for David Rudisha, so very unlike the wire-to-wire run at the London Olympics that earned him a gold medal and a world record in the 800 metres.For the 26-year-old Kenyan, it felt just as good.Rudisha missed the chance to defend his World title two years ago in Moscow because of an injured right knee, which restricted him to just two races that season. He endured the doubts and the pain and some hard-to-take losses before arriving in China as an outside contender for gold.On top of that, his first-round race was only hours after Kenya’s highly rated marathon runners bombed out in the opening event of the championships on Saturday, with two failing to finish and none making the top 20. It cast a long shadow over the whole Kenyan squad, something Rudisha promised to lift.And lift it, he did. His win yesterday gave Kenya their fourth gold medal – and the top spot in the standings – after four days.”This means a lot to me. Coming here, I wasn’t the top in the world; I wasn’t the favourite,” he said. “I just came here as an underdog, (but) that worked on my side because I had little pressure coming back here. People weren’t focusing on me – they were focusing on the other guys. At least I sneaked in very nicely without a lot of pressure.”That also applied to Nicholas Bett, who was a surprise winner in the 400-metre hurdles, clocking a season-l eading 47.79 earlier in the night. Kenya picked up their first two golds on Monday in the steeplechase and the women’s 10,000m.Two important factors contributed in his favour in the final: three Kenyans were competing and able to dictate the pace and positions to a degree, and defending champion Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia and Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos of Botswana didn’t qualify.Rudisha was content to hold back, coasting through the first lap in 54.17 seconds. As the race reached a climax, Adam Kszczot of Poland got boxed in and Amel Tuka was forced to run wide. The two times he was challenged, Rudisha responded with bursts of speed and finished in one minute, 45.84 seconds.Europeans took silver and bronze, with Kszczot finishing second in 1:46.08 and Tuka third in 1:46.30, earning the first track and field medal ever for Bosnia.Kszczot said he was peeved at the race tactics: “Nobody would pass him. If I’d been in the outer lanes, I would have done it.”Tuka, however, congratulated Rudisha on his shrewdness.”He’s the record holder. He’s a big name,” Tuka said. “I’m very proud to run with that guy.”Tuka and all the other 800 runners will now be aiming to beat Rudisha at next year’s Olympics. And Rudisha is ready for the challenge.”Today was like a tactical race; that’s all I wanted to do,” Rudisha said. “It’s a message I can win a tactical race, as well as I can win fast races like the way I display in London in the final, winning in a world record. I can win any race the way I want it.”last_img read more