May 14

The spectacular reception to Messi on his arrival in Jeddah

first_imgAll available. Ernesto Valverde takes the Spanish Super Cup very seriously. The Blaugrana coach took all his available players, a total of 19, if you join the two strikers of the branch with dynamics of the first team, Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati, to which five of the subsidiary were added, until completing a list composed of a total of 24 players. Among the players of Barcelona B called to rows stands out with own light the presence of the midfielder Riqui Puig, a player who by the end of the season can have an important weight in the first team, especially after the transfer of Carles Aleñá to Betis. The other youth players who are part of the expedition are the goalkeepers Iñaki Peña Y Arnau Tenasthe defense Ronald Araujo and the forward Alex Collado.Finally the German goalkeeper Marc André Ter Stegen did not enter the call to play the Super Cup. The other two casualties of the call were fully sung: Arthur and Dembélé they stay in Barcelona to continue their recovery so the coach from Blaugrana decided to take two goalkeepers from the quarry, Pain Y You have, to accompany the Brazilian goalkeeper Net.At the institutional level, the president Josep Maria Bartomeu He headed the delegation of Barcelona, ​​which after the trip will enjoy a free morning before training in the afternoon to prepare the semifinal before the Atlético de Madrid. Early in the morning the security services of the hotel Assila they had already planned the whole device to receive the Barcelona, aware that the Blaugrana team It is the one that has raised the most expectation in this displacement of the circus from LaLiga to Arabia to play the Spanish Super Cup. In the early afternoon you could see some fans standing guard waiting for the coach of the Blaugrana team, which did not arrive until 21:55 local time.Messi had an apotheosic welcome from those present that they had been waiting for the culé expedition for hours, which although it is the one that gathered the most from the Spanish teams so far, it was also the one that kept his fans furthest from his stars.The hotel chosen as the headquarters of the Valverde team is located in the commercial area of ​​Jeddah and surrounded by premises that could be found anywhere in the world. Yes, Barcelona is the only team that does not stay in a hotel overlooking the Red Sea.As usual, Messi, the great team icon, He was the last to get off the bus before the bows of the fans gathered there. He did it accompanied by Luis Suarez Y Jordi Alba, while the first to arrive at the hotel reception were the youngest of the team headed by Nelson Semedo.last_img read more

May 14

Love: “There is full confidence in players and coach”

first_imgGuillermo Love, director of Institutional Relations of Barça, spoke at Movistar Champions League and tiptoed over the information from RAC that dropped late this Thursday that Valverde’s post is in danger after the semifinal against Atlético: “We are thinking about today’s game. We have been very annoyed losing, but we continue. This is very long. It is the first competition of the year, in the others we are well positioned and move on. There is full confidence in the team, in the players and in the coach. “ Rumors of halls in a club like Barça are inevitable. However, the last word in Barça has the president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is also the sports vice president. And Bartomeu was the one who kept Valverde up and down last June when he received more pressure from the Board of Directors and surrounding sectors that question each Valverde decision as coach of Barça.The Txingurri already knows what it is to live a borderline situation after a Super Cup. Depressed by the escape of Neymar to Paris in the summer of 2017, Madrid danced him at the Camp Nou (1-3) and at the Bernabéu (2-0). But Valverde recovered. He retouched the system and from 4-4-2 he won the first of the two Leagues he has won in two years. On February 15 of last year, Valverde confirmed its renewal until 2020 with an option to extend until June 2021 that can be invalidated by technician or club. Liverpool’s batter and defeat in the Copa final left Valverde touched at the end of last season. Then it was Bartomeu and Messi who opted for its continuity. The calm message of Love is in that line. Without offering names, RAC said that within the club there are discordant voices with Valverde and that his position is not safe. But the club’s response to that turbulence was a message of calm. It is obvious that Txingurri is not a coach who enjoys unanimous popular support. A survey of the Sports World published at Christmas stood at 80% the percentage of members who did not support their continuity on the Barça bench next season.last_img read more

January 20

I have more in the tank – Bolt

first_imgHe may be a few months away from his 30th birthday and is still bothered by a serious case of scoliosis, but six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has no doubt that he still has a lot left in the tank – a point he hopes to prove this season.With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, Bolt will be looking to qualify for his fourth Olympic Games and successfully defend the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay gold medals he won almost four years ago in London.The double world record holder has been very clear about his objectives this season; protect his gold medals and lower his 19.19 world record in the 200m.But is that too much to ask?Bolt doesn’t seem to think so as he points to his poor run of injury-affected seasons and underlined that an uninterrupted 2016 campaign could truly bring out the best in him.”I personally think that I can get better. I haven’t had a good season since 2009, a season that I haven’t gone without injuries or problems, so if I can get through on a clear note, then anything is possible,” Bolt said.It’s perhaps no coincidence that 2009 was the year that the triple gold medal winner – from last year’s World Championships in Beijing – set new marks in the 100m (9.58) and 200m (19.19).He, says, however, that he is approaching the coming season with a positive outlook and noted that he had seen several areas in his technique with room for improvements.”It’s all about staying positive,” said Bolt.”I think I am more focused because over the years I have seen ways where I can improve, and that’s why I have always said that I am more likely to run faster over the 200m because I see where I can improve and I have talked to my coach, so it’s possible,” Bolt added.”It’s all about staying injury-free and staying on top of things and trying to get through the season and push myself towards my targets.”Since running 19.19 seconds over the 200m in 2009, Bolt’s fastest time in the event has been 19.32 seconds, which he did at the 2012 Olympic Games. He has since ended seasons with 19.66 (2013) and 19.55 (2015). He did not run any 200m races in 2014.last_img read more

January 20

FLOW scores with massive Man U deal

first_img MUCH TO CHEER ABOUT Things didn’t get better for United, who lost the game 2-1, but as FLOW’s head of marketing and products Carlo Redwood, underlined, Manchester United and football fans in general will have much to cheer about as this partnership unfolds. “We are now the official sponsors of Manchester United in the Caribbean, and that’s a huge deal for us. It’s a partnership that allows us to connect with our customers in unique ways. Manchester United is the most popular football club in Jamaican and the region and it was important to partner with a brand like Manchester United. It allows us to provide new and exciting experiences for our customers,” Redwood said. “A key part of the arrangement is geared towards development of football in Jamaica and the Caribbean. We are working through the specifics of how we will make that happen in Jamaica and the Caribbean, but we will be seeing programmes rolling out in terms of coaching and in terms of different elements of developing football in Jamaica and the region,” Redwood added. FLOW subscribers can also download a free co-branded mobile app, which will feed them with content related to the club. This is also available through SMS subscription. FLOW will also have exclusive distribution rights of the dedicated MUTV channel in the region, allowing subscribers to get access to exclusive Manchester United programming as well as behind-the-scenes access to the club, starting with the upcoming 2016-17 Premier League season. Manchester United legend in attendance. Check. Why stop there? Let’s bring in Manchester United’s mascot, ‘Fred the Red’ as well. Check. A Manchester United game on big screen (even if it was only a Europa League loss to lowly Midtjylland). Check. Telecommunications company FLOW has scored a heck of a deal and they went all out to make that point, certainly ticking all the right boxes yesterday as they launched their ground-breaking multi-year partnership with Barclays Premier League giants Manchester United. Despite their current sporting struggles, the ‘Red Devils’ remain one of – if not the most – recognisable brands in world football and FLOW’s ‘Official Sponsor’ tag will certainly excite their disciples in Jamaica and the region. The deal, which was originally announced several weeks ago, follows the company’s securing of the exclusive broadcast rights for the Barclays Premier League, starting next season, and will include, among other things, engagement opportunities for fans and other programmes geared at the development of the sport in the region. Andy Cole, who scored 93 goals in 195 games for Manchester United and who is also known as half of a fearsome strike partnership with another United legend, Dwight Yorke, was introduced to deafening cheers with the ‘ManU’ mascot Fred also getting his fair share of lens time with the specially invited guests who had packed the aptly-themed Spanish Court Hotel lounge. “It’s (the partnership) fantastic! The Caribbean market is massive, especially when it comes to football, and for FLOW to get involved with Manchester United, it’s a great partnership. It’s just starting out, but, no doubt, it will go from strength to strength, not just here, but right across the Caribbean,” Cole beamed before a quick glance at a television monitor to his right as he checked the score – 1-1 at the top of the second half.last_img read more

January 18

June Mar Fajardo becomes first 5-time PBA MVP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Apart from Fajardo, the other four members of the Mythical First Team are Pringle, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter and Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar.The Gin Kings’ Scottie Thompson was named the league’s Most Improved Player after his game averages jumped to 9.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.4 steals from 8.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals from the season before.Thompson also won the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP plum fir his fist individual award.Ginebra’s point guard was also included in the Mythical Second Team with Magnolia’s Mark Barroca, San Miguel’s Arwind Santos, Blackwater’s Poy Erram, and Phoenix Matthew Wright.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Tickets for Tokyo Olympics may go on sale in late April Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Taal Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ June Mar Fajardo during the PBA Leo Awards at Philippine Arena. The San Miguel Beer center became the league’s first five-time MVP. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBULACAN, Philippines—History has been written once again.June Mar Fajardo cemented his case as one of the greatest players in PBA history when he collected his fifth straight MVP plum in the Leo Awards during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 PBA season.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The accolade made Fajardo, who has seven Best Player of the Conference awards, the record holder for most MVPs surpassing legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio.Fajardo compiled a total of 2,436 points that were composed of his stats and votes from the media, the players, and the PBA while second placer Stanley Pringle of NorthPort accumulated 2,041 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSan Miguel’s affable center won the BPC trophies for both the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups making him an almost sure lock for the league’s top individual award.The 6-foot-10 Fajardo was also named into the All-Defensive Team along with SMB teammate Chris Ross, Magnolia’s Rome dela Rosa and Rafi Reavis and Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood, who also took home his third Samboy Lim Sportsmanship Award. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View commentslast_img read more

January 11

APU men win indoor track title

first_imgThe Cougars, who won their fifth title in the program’s history, totaled 83 points to easily out-distance second-place Oklahoma Baptist, with 62 points, and Dickinson State (N.D.) at 59. Rono, a sophomore from Kenya, was named the meet’s outstanding male performer after winning the mile and 5,000 meters within less than three hours of each event. Sparks ran the 60-meter hurdles in an NAIA-record 8.08 to beat his Oklahoma Baptist counterpart, who established the previous standard in winning last year’s race in 8.09. Azusa Pacific men’s coach Kevin Reid was named the NAIA coach of the year. APU’s women’s team finished ninth in the women’s indoor meet. Two records set SPORTS BRIEFS APU men win in speedskating KEARNS, Utah – Germany’s Jenny Wolf broke a world record that stood for almost six years and Sven Kramer of the Netherlands shattered a mark that didn’t even last a month. Wolf broke the record for the women’s 500 meters and Kramer broke the men’s 10,000 mark at the World Single Distances Speedskating Championships. Kramer had set the world record with a time of 12:49.88, set Feb. 11 in his home country. He won Saturday in 12:41.69. Wolf’s 500 time of 37.04 seconds was 0.18 better than the record Canadian Catriona LeMay Doane had held since December 2001. It also cut more than a half second off Wolf’s personal best. Circular Quay wins Louisiana Derby NEW ORLEANS – Circular Quay finally found room to run on the race track and rolled to a convincing victory Saturday in the Louisiana Derby. The win was a long time coming for one of trainer Todd Pletcher’s many Kentucky Derby prospects. Circular Quay last won six months ago, but ran well in his next three starts despite troubled trips each time. It was clear sailing on a warm, sunny day at the Fair Grounds. The chestnut colt came from well back in the field of eight 3-year-olds for his fourth victory in seven starts for owner Michael Tabor. Winning jockey John Velazquez took Circular Quay wide around the turn for home, and the colt easily dispatched of Ketchikan and Liquidity in the stretch. Circular Quay, the 8-5 favorite, beat local favorite Ketchikan by 2 lengths, covering the 1 1-16 miles in 1:43.01. Zanjero finished third. Notable BASKETBALL: The Detroit Pistons’ Rasheed Wallace was suspended one game for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season. He will miss today’s game against the Clippers. FOOTBALL: Donnie Edwards, the free-agent linebacker who spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, agreed to a three-year deal with his former team after the San Diego Chargers chose not to re-sign him … Eight players, all from Southern California, gave non-binding oral commitments to play football at UCLA. The group is led by defensive back Rahim Moore of Dorsey High School, Compton defensive end Datone Jones, Colton defensive end Damien Holmes and Crespi safety E.J. Woods. Also committing were Dorsey running back Jonathan Franklin, Culver City safety/receiver Antwon Moutra, Leuzinger linebacker Uona Kavienga and Crenshaw receiver Kemonte Bateman. From staff, wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img indoor track title JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Aron Rono and the record-setting performance of Matt Sparks helped Azusa Pacific University capture the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field championship on Saturday. last_img read more

January 11

Ferrell comedy moving to Michigan

first_imgShooting for a new Will Ferrell sports comedy moves to Michigan later this month. Crews plan location shots this spring for “Semi-Pro,” a comedy that stars Ferrell as player, coach and owner of a Flint-based team in the 1970s American Basketball Association who is trying to get into the NBA. The crew has been shooting in Los Angeles since mid-February and plans to move to Michigan for the last week of April. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 29

Bid to Adu is unlikely

first_imgCARSON – Freddy Adu remembers the day he found out he had earned a shot at making this year’s U.S. World Cup roster. “I actually saved that e-mail,” he said, smiling. “It was so exciting for me.” “You never know what might happen,” he said. “They might take you for a different reason, other than being out there and scoring goals.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAt the same time, the D.C. United forward is considered a long shot to make the 23-man roster, and he knows it. “Half the team is already sorted out with the European guys,” he said. “Realistically, there are maybe two or three spots left on the team.” Coach Bruce Arena said Thursday that he expects half the roster to be comprised of European-based Americans, with the other half coming from Major League Soccer. “Our expectations for Freddy are not great,” he said. “It’s just good to get him in here and give him a feel of what this is about with the national team and see where he is and compare him with others.” But Adu isn’t letting that get him down. center_img The 16-year-old is among 28 players who reported this week to the national team’s first training camp of the year. Adu, who had never been invited to practice with the national team before, ran and went through shooting drills Thursday during the first full day of workouts, then played a scrimmage in which his side won. “I’m actually looking to impress right now,” he said. “I’m going to work my butt off. I’m going to do whatever I have to do to try and make this team because that’s always been my goal. There’s no holding back now.” last_img read more

December 27

Woman fined for begging in carpark

first_imgA woman who was caught begging in a carpark has been fined after appearing at Letterkenny District Court.Argentina Rostas also pleaded guilty to two charges of theft from both an ALDI and a LIDL store in the Twin Towns. Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that Ms Rostas stole a leg of lamb valued at €17.93 from LIDL on June 21st, 2015.She also pleaded guilty to stealing ham and cheese from the local ALDI store on the same date.Ms Rostas had been accompanied by her mother and she stole the items by placing them in the underside of a child’s pram.The following day Ms Rostas was found by Gardai begging for money in the carpark of McElhinney’s Stores.Solicitor for the accused woman, Patsy Galagher, said his client was a separated mother of four with very little means.He added that Ms Rostas, of Chestnut Road, Ballybofey is now 27 and is trying to get her social welfare situation sorted.Judge Paul Kelly fined Ms Rostas a total of €300.Woman fined for begging in carpark was last modified: September 19th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Argentina Rostasbeggingcourtdonegallast_img read more

December 25


first_imgTHE DIGITAL SWITCHOVER IN DONEGAL – ALL EXPLAINED IN ONE EVENING was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more