Iraola’s team easily wins (3-1) a blurred SevillaIt is the only team that breaks the tyranny of the ‘first’ in quarters New surprise in Anduva. The Mirandés managed to defeat Sevilla 3-1 in a match in which two goals before half an hour gave Andoni Iraola’s team some peace of mind. The reds qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey for the fourth time in their history and expect a rival to be decided in the draw.The Mirandés began the game very seriously, squeezing the ball out of Sevilla and gave the bell very soon with an early goal from Matheus that aroused the madness in Anduva. The Brazilian was ahead of the rojillo team after winning the ball with his body and remaining alone against Vaclik who could not stop right to the second post of the Mirandés striker.Sevilla reacted after the goal, with several occasions that found no goal. With the Mirandés thrown back, but with the clearest ideas in attack, Malsa was able to extend the advantage but Vacilik stopped the ball.A very dangerous foul by Antonio Sánchez to Munir in the front of the area could change the course of the game, but Limones cleared the foul dumped by Gudelj.The reddish attack was more defined and Matheus scored the second after an error from Ever Banega and a little help from Gudelj, who touched the ball with his back to mislead the Sevilla goalkeeper.Julen Lopetegui watched as the first part ended and did not know how to stop forward Matheus, who drove the Nervión team centrals crazy. The Mirandés continued to squeeze in the final minutes and could score in third with a cross shot of Merquelanz and then with another of Matheus, but Vaclik this time did not hesitate. Photo: EFE After passing through the locker room, Lopetegui did not see the game clearly and made a triple change in his starting eleven, putting Ocampos, En-Nesyri and Jordan. Sevillistas starred in the first two occasions, but Mirandés was able to sentence the match from the penalty spot.The referee Jaime Latre had to go to the VAR to see the penalty of Diego Carlos on Álvaro Rey. Vaclik intercepted Álvaro Peña’s shot, a penalty for Andoni Iraola’s team that could have sentenced the match.Mirandés was not affected by missing the maximum penalty, as he kept trying several times but Sevilla insisted on a superb Lemons and a reddish set locked behind.Those of Lopetegui continued fighting controlling the ball at all times, while those of Iraola dedicated themselves to shrinking balls thinking about the end of the match. The minutes passed and time was running out for Sevilla.Álvaro Rey finished the game when he suffered the most reddish team. A clearance after a corner of Sevilla, the Sevilla was the fastest and despite the fact that Vaclik stopped the first attempt to the second marked the third, which gave the final pass to the quarterfinals to Mirandés.Sevilla scored the goal of honor in Nolito boots with the time served on a night that will go down in the history of the rojillo team, the only survivor who does not dispute the First Division of this round.– Data sheet: 3 – Mirandes: Limones, Sergio, Odei, Álvaro Peña (Guridi min 63), Matheus Aias (Marcos André min 73), Álvaro Rey (Kijera min 87), Merquelanz, Malsa, Alex González, Franquesa, Antonio Sánchez.1 – Seville: Vaclik, Nolito, Banega (Ocampos min 46), Munir (En-Nesyri min 46), Koundé (Jordan min 46), Jesús Navas, Gudelj, Escudero, De Jong, Diego Carlos, Oliver.Goals: 1-0: M.7 Matheus. 2-0: M.29 Matheus. 3-0: M. 86 Álvaro Rey. 3-1: M.90 NolithReferee: Jaime Latre (Aragonese school). He admonished Alexander Gonzalez (min 33), coach Andoni Iraola (min 33), Matheus (min 56), Antonio Sánchez (min 77), Sergio (min 79) and visitors to Munir (min 37), for Mirandés. to coach Julen Lopetegui (min 53), Diego Carlos (min 53), Escudero (min 75)
LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 14, 2020 Influenza A, also called influenza, killed more than 18,000 people worldwide between 2009-2010. Then classified also as a ‘pandemic’ by the World Health Organization, influenza did not paralyze Europe the way the coronavirus is doing, but Betis suffered it in their meats in a direct way as it is happening this time with all teams in all competitions.The verdiblancos were active in the Second Division, a category to which they had dropped a few months earlier. On October 30, 2009, the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation accepted his request to postpone the league match against Villarreal B due to influenza A suffered by thirteen of its footballers. The Betic medical services had confirmed through tests that Sergio García, Arzu, Sunny, Carlos García, Nelson, Juande, Damiá, Nano, Caffa, Pavone, Emaná, Fernando Vega and the then-still-youth Israel Bascón were infected. As an insulation measure, Betis had already decided to suspend all training that the Verdiblanco team had to do during that week. In these days of coronavirus, the Heliopolis club has taken the step of not training until Monday and therefore evaluating the possibility of extending that time without meeting. In any case, the verdiblancos soccer players have the recommendation not to leave Seville.
On how his players are working and how that work is controlled, Moreno affirms that the task “is not easy, although luckily we have specific professionals in the coaching staff in the case of physical training who have a lot of level and experience and although we are in an anomalous and different situation that we had never encountered before, it comes out ahead, and we from the first moment the first thing to say is that we have a team of players who are very professional and who are also prepared people who know perfectly well what they have what to do, and Even so, we have tried to prepare a package of utensils for them to work at home such as tires, balls, bicycle and all kinds of material to be able to work from home and we are convinced that the players are doing it, then we try to have everything under control in addition to seeing and studying new technological possibilities of heart rates so that we can also have all the training data from home and we will put it into practice in the coming days; And then with the nutritionist, with the menus, we also try not to eat more than the expense that each one has and we go to the race trying to organize all this and as we prepare things, we send them to them. “On the professionalism of each footballer, Moreno says that in the coaching staff they are “calm because we know that we have a group of players who are very professional.” Regarding the situation of the league, detained on matchday 27, with multiple proposals in sight and with his team occupying a relegation place, Vicente Moreno refers to a possible return from the competition with total ignorance of when it could happen and how a small pre-season would be enabled as a set-up: “We will see how long we are going to be standing and predictably and from the way we are, unfortunately, this I think is going to be for the long term, I understand that it is normal that we have to have a period of time that is surely shorter than usual. in preseason, but it is a time for the players to do field work at a group level, especially so as not to put them at risk, and have fewer injury options, although now it is a bit risky to talk about all this and it is all the more because you have to wait, see deadlines and the first and most important thing is what we have in our hands right now and that is extremely serious, and from there when all this is overcome we will think about the other “. However, if something is clear to the Mallorcan coach it is that he considers that the league should end when it is and in this sense he reflects: “It gives me the feeling that on the teams that are in a situation in the leaderboard like us that are currently on the decline, we could have some interest in this ending like this, and it is quite the opposite, if any specific team have any interest in the league being over anytime, and even within the following season, we would be the ones in these conditions because we want to have options to save ourselves on the field of play because we are at a point of being able to do it and because there are eleven games left so that each one gets what they have to achieve in the field of play once a third of the competition remains, I think it would be the fairest “.Moreno points out that “you have to be very careful with the opinions we give, each one can give his opinion of what he believes is, selfishly, more interesting for his team and that’s where I think, at least, I don’t I am going to do it, it is a very difficult decision for those who have to make it, be it the Federation, or the president, and I would not like to be in their shoes, and I am sure that they will do it as fair as possible, but I already say that I want the competition to be played and I want each of us to finish where we deserve, That would be the fairest thing and everything that is not that, for someone will be or believe that it is just and for others, based on their interest, they will think that it is unfair “.
Right now, there is a widespread feeling that clubs will be forced to conduct direct negotiations with their own players, something that would further prolong the problem.Both sides of the negotiation are upset. Players believe that they are giving an image of greedy. Comments from Matt Hancock, health secretary, last week, saying that footballers “should play their part” did not go down well in the locker room.Players want to make sure that clubs don’t want to be opportunists to save money by reducing their wages. Footballers want guarantees that lower-paid teammates are protected, and they would also like to see commitment from club owners. Premier League clubs will start individual negotiations to cut their players’ salaries after failing to reach a collective agreement to try to alleviate the crisis caused by the coronavirus.Despite the fact that players have been informed of the large losses that clubs may suffer due to the interruption of competition due to the pandemic, the Association of Professional Soccer Players has rejected a collective salary cut of 30%.Over the next week, the clubs will discuss the proposal received to try to reach a collective agreement. Many of the clubs are concerned about the possibility of reducing their income in the event that the season is suspended and some of them have already taken measures that affect club employees to reduce this possible effect.
The New year is just a few days old, and despite all the problems in West Indies cricket – the abandoned tour of India; the defeats at the hands of Australia; Sri Lanka, and Australia again; the crisis facing the Board; and the fact that no West Indian made it into Test cricket’s Top Ten at the end of the year – we wish all those in the fraternity all the best for 2016. The only saving grace last year was the wonderful and thrilling victory at Kensington Oval, the one which handed the West Indies a draw against England and which filled every West Indian with excitement and with plenty hope. Although that hope ended only in wishful thinking, my wish, despite my feeling that things will remain the same, in spite of the huffing and puffing by the toothless CARICOM governments, is that the gloom of 2015 will be replaced by a little light in 2016. I love cricket, and I am passionate about Melbourne, Jamaica, and West Indies cricket. Indeed, most people, those who know me and know me well, especially my family, will say that I eat, sleep, and drink cricket. Last year, the West Indies brought down the curtain with an embarrassing and humiliating performance against Australia. They did nothing right. They were terrible in batting, bowling, and fielding. Indeed, with the exception of Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite, and a few others, they looked like novices. This year, however, the West Indies are scheduled to play one or two series, and based on results of the recent past, things are hardly likely to be any better. In fact, every year it has been the same. Despite the utterances about improvements and little gains, nothing has changed; nothing at all. Looking at the team, which, despite its weakness, includes a few questionable selections, looking at the management team, which allows inexperience and non-performing youngsters to speak on behalf of the team, and looking at the people who consistently talk glowingly about what to expect from the players despite defeat after defeat, it is easy to write off the players – especially as it appears that nothing is really being done to remedy the situation. Despite all the talk, the huge entourage surrounding the team on every tour, the money reportedly being spent on West Indies cricket, and the outreach in West Indies cricket, nothing is really happening. The West Indies need a system to develop their young players into productive players. They need to play the game regularly, to train regularly, and not only when it is ordered and supervised. They need people, good people, checking on them regularly, and not only to sympathise with them and to pat them on the back like nice guys whenever they fail. They need people, coaches or whoever, who will also say something or do something constructive at such times, which, at this time, is most times. COMMITTED PLAYERS The West Indies need to look also for players, good players, who are also proud people, committed people, and people who, although there is not one, respect the flag. And those kinds of players are necessary, very necessary. It makes no sense, or very little sense, to have the most talented players who, at the first sign of adversity, sulk and withdraw themselves from the game, sometimes, most times, affecting other players on the team. The West Indies need players who believe in one for all and all for one, and also players who, even though it is not true, believe, like a journalist, that he, or she, is as good as his, or her, last story. It is folly to fail, and fail, after one or two good performance and to stroll around the ground, to swagger, like the proverbial “cat’s pyjamas”. It is just as bad to treat one who has failed and failed after one or two good performances like royalty. My wish for 2016 is that these things will change. West Indies cricket has been through the good and the bad. It started promisingly, it had its watershed in 1950, it had its ups and downs, it became the best in the world, and now it is back at stage one. The return to the glory days, or near to them, must come back, hopefully, if not quickly. West Indies cricket basically has good, young players. They, however, need to commit themselves to the game and to the West Indies, to train hard and to play hard, and to remember who they are, where they are from, and that although it may not be the best in the world, although players from India, England, Australia earn more money than they do, those from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa are not. The West Indies players are paid what the West Indies can afford. It is as simple as that. My wish for the new year is that from all the few basically talented West Indies players some can be found with the class to carry West Indies cricket through these parlous times. The West Indies need players who can bat, bowl, field and know how to play the game. The West Indies need batsmen who can do more than reel off a pretty stroke here and there, bowlers who can really bowl and who can get good batsmen out, and fielders who can really field. My wish for this year is that the West Indies will see the light and realise that their cricketers are nowhere nearly as good as those of yesteryear, that their cricketers will also face that fact, that their cricketers play Test cricket two or three years too early in most cases, that our administrators will end their insularity, tighten up on West Indies cricket and make it stronger, and that they need to train and practice until they hear a voice say practice no more. West Indies cricket also needs to see less swagger in the cricketers, less cheerleaders, for whatever reason, among those who should guide, and among those guide technical development, and more people who can inspire and motivate rather than simply tell how to bat and bowl.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC):Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has called time on his illustrious international career, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced late yesterday.In a release, the WICB said the 41-year-old Guyanese had given notification via email that he was no longer available for selection.Chanderpaul played a record 164 Tests, amassing 11,867 runs at an average of 51. He is second on the all-time West Indies list of run-scorers to Brian Lara who scored 11 953 runs.He also played 268 one-day internationals and 22 Twenty20 internationals.Chanderpaul was axed last May by West Indies selectors following a run of low scores but said at the time he was focused on regaining his place in the side.He represented Guyana Jaguars in the ongoing Regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Campion College and Immaculate Conception High showed that they were a class ahead of the rest as they comfortably retained their respective titles at the Mayberry Investments High Schools Swim Meet on Friday at the National Aquatics Centre, Independence Park, National Stadium complex.Campion retained the boys’ title with 419 points, finishing well ahead of Wolmer’s Boys’ (366), Jamaica College (282), Hillel Academy (166), and Calabar High (91).Immaculate blew away their opponents in the girls’ category with a whopping 634 points. Campion College (354) were second, followed by St Andrew High (282.50), Wolmer’s Girls’ (137) and Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) 57.There was also a two-team tertiary competition, which saw the University of the West Indies (316 points) reign over Caribbean Maritime Institute (121).The high-point trophy winners with the best individual scores were:Boys 12 and Under:- Kyle Sinclair of Wolmer’s Boys’, 41 points, while recent Carifta Swim Championships record breaker Emily MacDonald led the girls’ age group for Campion College with 45 points.In the age 13-14 category, Jordane Payne of Wolmer’s Boys’ scored 43, while Immaculate’s Karci Gibson had 31.Chay Stewart of Wolmer’s Boys’ and Anjuii Barrett of Campion (girls) topped the 15-16 age group with scores of 43 and 41 points, respectively.The 17 and over boys went to Jamaica College’s Yonatan Goren, courtesy of 37 points, and Gabrielle Hopkins of Immaculate won the female award with 32.SEVEN INDIVIDUAL RECORDSSeven individual records were broken at the meet, including a double by MacDonald in the girls 12′ and under 100 and 200m freestyle events.Dominic Mullings set new marks in the boys’ 12 and under 100 and 200m freestyle, while Kyle Sinclair also broke the 50 and 100m freestyle records.The other record fell to Britney Williams in the girls 13-14 200m freestyle, while two relay records were also broken – by Wolmer’s Boys’ in the 15-16 200m freestyle and the UWI women in the 17 and over 200m freestyle.
Bencic pulls out MASON, Ohio (AP): Belinda Bencic withdrew from the Western & Southern Open because of a right forearm injury after losing the first set 6-2 yesterday against sixth-ranked Lucie Safarova. Bencic upset top-ranked Serena Williams last weekend en route to winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 12th-ranked Bencic said it’s too soon to know if she will play in next week’s tournament at New Haven, Connecticut. “I don’t think it’s very serious,” Bencic said. “I wasn’t 100 percent, and to beat Lucie or even compete against her, you have to be 100 percent. I didn’t want to retire. This was the first I’ve ever had to retire. I hope it gets better.” Safarova is scheduled to meet either 14th-seeded Elina Svitolina or unseeded Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals. Chelsea sign forward Pedro LONDON (AP): While Chelsea await a first win on the field this season, the Premier League champions scored a satisfying victory in the transfer market yesterday by beating Manchester United to the signing of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona. A fee worth US$33 million was agreed to bring the 28-year-old forward to Chelsea. The high-profile recruitment of a player who has won every major honour shifts the narrative at Chelsea following an unruly start to the season, particularly as it left United reassessing its transfer targets. Chelsea are enduring their worst start to a season for 17 years, going back before Roman Abramovich transformed the club’s fortunes with the injection of cash following his 2003 takeover. Juventus sign Brazil defender TURIN, Italy (AP): Juventus signed Alex Sandro from Porto for US$29 million yesterday with the Brazil left back agreeing a five-year contract with the Italian club. Alex Sandro, who has made six appearances for Brazil, completed a morning medical at Juventus, after flying to Turin on Wednesday night. “I’m feeling very positive, I’m happy and confident,” the 24-year-old said. “I can’t wait to be able to start training and playing and to continue making my dream come true. “The fans can rest assured that they have a player who will always give 100 percent to secure victories and success for the club.” Alex Sandro joined Porto in 2011 and scored three goals in 137 appearances.
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Western Bureau: Omar Wedderburn’s lack of emotion, while directing affairs from the St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS’) bench, gives the impression he could be somewhat detached from his team’s success, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The STETHS coach for once, admits to be feeling real anxiety, as he awaits the 4:30 p.m. kick-off in the final of the 2015 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup Football Competition this afternoon between his team and Dinthill Technical at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. “I am anxious. I can’t wait for match time. I have been having sleepless nights over this one,” Wedderburn told The Gleaner. “This one is overdue and we need to make amends. I am expecting a ‘Texas-style shoot-out’ between the teams, where at the end the quickest and baddest will be left standing,” he said. STETHS last held the daCosta Cup in 2013 and are looking to recapture that most coveted of rural-area schoolboy football trophies, having done so four times already, but for Wedderburn, the fifth could be something special. They had to fight hard after a less than spectacular start to the campaign. STETHS lost once and were held to draws three times in the preliminary round. They then battled their way into pole position for the inter-zone round, and winning the title at Dinthill’s expense would be special for his mostly young players. “I know Dinthill will be gunning for us. I know they have quality players, and that is why they are in the final.” “The youngster Rodave Murray is a very good talent, but while we respect our opponents and show respect to him, we deserve to be here also and the team is straight up ready to knock them over,” Wedderburn said. “I am sure they are more than just one player, but whoever starts for them it doesn’t matter. It’s all about winning for STETHS,” he added. STETHS have won the daCosta Cup four times starting in 1974 and had to wait 25 years to claim a second in 1999. They were again champions in 2009, lost in the final to Glenmuir in 2012, but were back to their best in 2013 before losing out to Clarendon in the 2014 final. If the sequence is to be followed, it would result in STETHS being crowned champions a fifth time. “My players are aware of the history, and are determined to take full toll. Dinthill is a strong team and we salute them for that, but this STETHS team is superior, confident and ready,” reasoned Wedderburn. If they are to get their hands on the trophy this time around it will be up to the likes of Chris-Andrew Dixon, Michael Kerr – their red-hot striker with 29 goals to his name -, Trevaughn McCulloch, Shawn Genus and Romeo Wright to deliver.