Hekari edge out Rapatona 2-1

first_imgIt was the David and Goliath battle with Hekari the favourites to win.A goal in the 16th minute of play to Hekari ‘ s Wira Wama put his side in front with all the momentum.Hekari continued to ask questions, putting all the pressure on the Rapatona back line.The score was 1-0 going into the break.Rapatona equalized just after half time when Henry Ronny put one past the goal keeper in the 53rd minute.This produced a change in the tide as Rapatona launched their comeback. Rapatona thoroughly dominated the next 20 minutes of play, threatening to score.But Hekari ‘s Leslie Kalai was up to the task and his saves ensured Rapatona did not take the lead.Hekari weathered the storm and gave themselves some breathing space with a goal from strike player Tommy Semmy after 70 minutes of play.This pushed Hekari to continue to defend their lead until the final whistle.last_img read more

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Duarte rejects Deportivo’s option and will continue in Levante

first_imgThe irruption of Bruno Gonzalez and the return of Rober Pier to group dynamics, added to the names of Rubén Vezo Y Sergio Postigo, left Duarte in a delicate situation within the template for the remainder of the course. However, he has decided to ignore the siren songs and fight day by day for a place in the plans of Paco López. So far, the defender has played six games of The league and one of Copa del Rey, where he scored his first goal as a granota and saw goal four years later against the Seville in the Sánchez Pizjuán. A poor baggage that has not made him lower his arms to the first exchange and opt for a way out in search of more opportunities.Duarte, who arrived last summer free of contract from the Spanish, signed until 2021. At 30, the player is comfortable in the club and his family fully adapted to the city, so a mid-season outing did not fit into his plans. The Costa Rican will continue in Orriols. Óscar Duarte will continue in Levante. The Costa Rican power station was on the list of preferences of the Sports from la coruña to replace the injured Michele Somma, which awaits confirmation from LaLiga to be able to go to the market. However, As AS has learned, the tico has rejected the option to sign out of the Galician set for the long-term injury of the Italian. The sports department of Depor was looking for a central experience to accompany young people Mujaid Sadick Y Javier Huntsman, vanishes for international defense.last_img read more

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Zidane: “The costumes are screwed but not touched …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane analyzed in Movistar’s flash interview the hard defeat against Manchester City that complicates Madrid’s pass to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The white coach lamented those final ten minutes where the team left the match and sent an optimistic message for the return.Is the dressing room touched ?: “It is not, no, we are screwed for losing, but we know that the tie is 180 minutes and whatever happens is like that. Even if we had won. We did the most difficult scoring the goal and in ten minutes we scored two goals” .Without Ramos on the return: “Well, this is football, we can’t change it. We have to keep the positive. In such a result there are not many positive things, we played a good game except the final ten or fifteen minutes. Now we have to go there and win if we want to pass. “What happened in the last ten or fifteen minutes?: “Nothing, they are mistakes and you pay the mistakes. It’s that. But mistakes are part of football and that’s it.”Loss of solvency in the Bernabéu: “Today it has not been possible. We have given everything in the field, we have lacked ten more minutes of concentration. It has been a very physical and even match and in the end we paid it.”Kroos. Did you have any physical problems?: “No, no, none, technical decision”.Afterwards, the Real Madrid coach appeared before the media in the press room of the Bernabéu.Balance: “With the game we did, it’s complicated. We all know badly, with the game we lost like this.”In the play of 1-1 was there a push to Ramos? What did the referee tell you?: “He told me that there was nothing, that he has not seen anything, that there was no push. In the end nothing changes, the referee decided like this and that’s it. What bothers me is what we did, playing well and that in Ten minutes from the end the game changes. With the game we made and the mistakes at the end … This hurts because we don’t deserve this. In the end it’s football and you have to be 90 minutes very, very concentrated. Especially with this kind of equipment ” .Atmosphere in the dressing room: “Today, even winning, we have to play around. And losing the same thing. We have to go there to win. We know the situation. We lose an opportunity here but there is another one to change. Sunday? We have another opportunity. It’s a great match and we have now to recover well and make a great game. “ Has Madrid been better than City? “I do not know, there were two good teams in the field. Then, you can give your opinion. We had our opportunities and they in the end because of us a little. We scored at our worst moment. Then it went well and in the end, the ten or fifteen minutes from the end have been bad. In fact, they could have scored a third goal. “Changes: “The game is what it is. We put the goal in the worst moment of ours and after the goal we were better. Then, in the end we lacked concentration. Then they are mistakes. But I don’t think we should make more changes. The opponent is very well and have had their opportunities. “Do you understand the fans, who leave saying that they do not come to the Bernabéu on Sunday to the Classic? “I wait for the fans on Sunday, to come to help the team and move that forward. In football you can’t control everything. You can watch the Levante game or another. We give everything on the field. It’s a bad run, but you have to take this out anyway. Sunday is an opportunity to change. “The cause of the downturn of the last minutes: “It’s not physical downturn, it’s more concentration because in the end we made mistakes and mistakes are part of football. The only thing is to look at it, try to analyze it well. I can’t tell you anything else. The ten minutes of the end have been very complicated, but not before”.Why this bad streak? “I do not know. For three or four months we did very well and now there are three complicated games. But it is a bad run. You have to be more united and strong and keep working. And I say: Sunday I see it as an opportunity to change this”.Kroos did not play by technical decision. “He is a very important player but the option today was this. When I say that he is technical he is nothing against Kroos, that he is doing well. I have players and I chose.”The fact of playing the lap outside may come in handy: “If we want to pass the round we have to go there and win and Madrid is able to do that. We are happy to play at home, always. The only thing is that today in ten minutes they have been complicated.”How do you expect the return ?: “We’ll see, we know what we have to do. You have to go there and win to pass. But even with a result in favor today the same thing would have happened. The tie is 180 minutes and nothing changes.”What do you think right now? “It’s a bad result, it’s two games in a row losing. It’s a bad run because when we play badly we can understand it, but today it wasn’t the case. We didn’t deserve this defeat.”How will you face the turn? Are you almost lost? “We have to play and think we can qualify. We have nothing else in mind and that is what we are going to do on the lap.”last_img read more

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Ceferin: “The City? We’re not fighting anyone”

first_imgAleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, has spoken to Sky Sports microphones about football news. One of the topics that the interview has dealt with has been the sanction against Manchester City. The English team was sanctioned with two years without playing in Europe for skipping the financial Fair Play, and the president talked about the possibilities of that sanction being revoked.“I can’t comment on Manchester City, or any other case, for two reasons,” Ceferin explained. “One is because I don’t know anything about it and the second is that it is not correct for a president to comment on the case, that is treated by an independent body, “he said. But he has raised doubts about if UEFA will consider an extrajudicial agreement with the club. “I doubt it”He said, “But, I repeat, I don’t want to comment anything. I don’t want to comment. But I doubt it’s possible.” “We are not fighting anyone. We defend our position professionally. I don’t like to talk only about Manchester City. We punish five to ten clubs per season. It is a regular procedure. Let’s see, “the president explained.” As with other clubs, they are our asset, I respect them, “he said.” I don’t want to say ‘now we don’t like Manchester City.’ We like them, they are our club. But this process is something different, with which I do not interfere“Ceferin said.The UEFA president is also not sure if CAS will decide on the case before the start of next season. “Hard to say“said Ceferin.”From what I heard, it is a large file and I would have to ask our lawyers about the usual moment of the decision. It is really impossible to say. “Ceferin praised the comeback of the City at the Bernabéu in the round of 16 of the Champions League. “They played very well against Real Madrid“he said. On whether it would be” fair “for them to win the Champions League and refuse to play it next year, he said that whoever wins will be “good”. “Any club wins, I like it. It’s not a problem. I would like to see a fantastic final in Istanbul. That’s all that matters to me“he sentenced.last_img read more

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Linari: “It was not easy being isolated in Madrid and alone”

first_imgThe Atlético Elena Linari participant I converse in The Domenica Sportiva, of Rai 2 about your confinement in Madrid, the place he arrived after canceling the ultimate of the Algarve Cup the place he was enjoying along with his staff: “To be right here alone is not easy. You might be all the time with your self, you do not have many different options. Luckily my household and my girlfriend They’ve all the time been shut. After which there are the neighbors, who adopted me, they cooked my meals virtually on daily basis, “he revealed.The Italian central defined that he’s wanting ahead to work after so lengthy a hiatus: “I might have gladly returned and I hope I can do it quickly. We will even should begin once more, as a result of we’re professionals and the staff pays us. “A parenthesis in ladies’s soccer that for the transalpine participant can do loads of harm to ladies’s soccer: “The ladies we begin from scratch, and we all know how a lot we needed to sacrifice to get to the place we’re “. “Let’s say we hit 5, we don’t wish to return to 1 … We wish to dwell this nice dream anyway, “he stated. Linari revealed some time in the past he was homosexual and he did it forto assist in giving normality to this sexual possibility that in his nation he’s nonetheless frowned upon in many sectors: “Once I made this resolution I did it to make a non-public look public and increase consciousness between the individuals”. “I don’t suppose soccer means homosexuality or heterosexuality, single means sport. I wished to sensitize individuals, as a result of sport introduced me nearer to my means of being, nevertheless it did not carry me nearer to individuals who had been homosexuals and I grew to become one “, defined the Italian who continued: “It allowed me know me internally and present my means of being with different individuals. “last_img read more

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Skipper Bonner ready for Leewards challenge

first_imgRecently-appointed captain of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Jamaican-born Nkrumah Bonner, said he was surprised at being handed the position, however, now that he is in the post, he will give it his best shot. “I wasn’t really expecting it,” stated Bonner, who is currently in St Kitts preparing with the eastern Caribbean outfit for the second half of the WICB First-Class Tournament. “Since joining the Leewards, earlier this season, I believe I have been doing reasonably well, particularly with the bat. “I have also been active in the field, and making suggestions so on, and I guess they were of the opinion that I was having a good influence on the team “I was approached and asked if I would like to take charge, and after thinking about it I agreed to accept it,” added the West Indies representative. A former Jamaica Under-15 vice-captain, it will be the first time the 26-year-old Bonner will be leading a team at the regional level. He has, however, led teams at the club level in Jamaica performing similar duties even up until recently with St Catherine Cricket Association in the two-day Senior Cup. “I am prepared mentally for the challenge, and is expecting good things,” Bonner highlighted. “I tend to say things as I see it, and I guess people respect me for that. This, I believe, is a good starting point, and is something I hope to build on.” Bonner, who has represented the West Indies in two Twenty20 Internationals, has also expressed pleasure in the confidence placed in him by team officials. “The coach (Reginald Benjamin) and manager (Hugh Gore), who is a no-nonsense guy, recommended me, so from that point of view, it’s good to know they have the confidence in me,” he said. Looking at the on-going four-day tournament, Bonner, who is the Leewards’ leading runs scorer, said he believes the team can improve their fortunes. The Leewards have lost all of their five matches to date, and are currently at the bottom of the six-team standings. “I am expecting us to do a lot better in the second half of the season,” he explained. “We will be looking to win, but even if we don’t, I would love to see our batting, bowling and fielding performances improve overall.” The Hurricanes are scheduled to play third-place Jamaica Scorpions in their next encounter in Antigua, commencing on Thursday.last_img read more

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Asafa can win gold – coach

first_imgBEIJING, China: Asafa Powell is in tremendous shape and is ready to contend for the gold medal. That is the message from his brother and coach, Donovan Powell, as the two-time World 100m bronze medallist arrived in Beijing, China, yesterday ahead of this weekend’s start of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics inside the Bird’s Nest. Donovan has been coaching his younger brother for over a year and has seen him post seven sub-10 seconds times this year, with a season best mark of 9.81 seconds, which makes him the second-fastest man behind American Justin Gatlin. It’s part of the reason behind a renewed sense of confidence around the former World 100m record holder and his handlers, with his coach believing that he’s in shape to take the top spot. “It’s been a great experience coaching him (Asafa). I’m just guiding him; it doesn’t seem to me that I’m coaching him. It feels like I’m just guiding him, and I’m trying to guide him in the right direction,” Donovan told The Gleaner. “He is in tremendous shape now, his weight is down and we are looking forward to the competition, to getting him through the rounds without problems.” The coach went on to state that though he does not necessarily think he would need to do a personal best in order to win a medal here, he is confident that Asafa will lower his all-time best 9.72 this year and quite possibly here in Beijing. “I’ve told him to just be confident, go out there and execute and run his own race,” said Donovan. “We are looking for a PB this year, and I see where we can get that done here. “He (Asafa) is just more confident now, and I think he is ready to go. He has a chance to win that gold, and if he does the right thing, then that can certainly make that happen,” added Donovan. “Furthermore, it’s not like a bunch of guys are running fast, I think 9.8 can get him on the podium, but I’m looking for a PB, personally,” he said. Powell’s personal best came in Lausanne in 2008.last_img read more

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Medals table

first_imgMedals table1 Kenya 6 3 2 112 USA 3 4 5 123 Jamaica 3 0 2 54 Great Britain 3 0 0 35 Poland 2 1 3 66 Cuba 2 1 0 37 Germany 1 2 2 58 Ethiopia 1 2 0 39 Canada 1 1 2 410 South Africa 1 0 1 211 Colombia 1 0 0 111 Czech Rep. 1 0 0 111 Eritrea 1 0 0 111 Spain 1 0 0 115 China 0 3 1 416 Bahamas 0 1 1 216 The Netherlands 0 1 1 218 Australia 0 1 0 118 Brazil 0 1 0 118 Croatia 0 1 0 118 Egypt 0 1 0 118 Israel 0 1 0 118 Russia 0 1 0 118 Tajikistan 0 1 0 118 Tunisia 0 1 0 126 France 0 0 2 227 Bosnia-Herze. 0 0 1 127 Finland 0 0 1 127 Greece 0 0 1 127 Grenada 0 0 1 127 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 127 Latvia 0 0 1 127 Portugal 0 0 1 127 Uganda 0 0 1 1last_img read more

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Tony Becca | Some words of advice for president Billy Heaven

first_img Six-wicket hauls Will improve Most of Jamaica’s good cricketers, as happened this year, play cricket for four or five weeks a year, in March and April, but what happens in the months of May, June, July, and August? Those are the months for cricket in Jamaica, and the more we play, properly, with the best up against the best, the more we will improve. We need a long season annually in which to develop our cricket, for the best to play against the best, on good pitches and on bad pitches, in rain or shine, for the batsmen to really learn to bat, for the bowlers to really learn to bowl, (fast leg breaks, googlies, et cetera), and for everybody to learn how to field properly. We need a competition of the best eight or ten clubs playing all over Jamaica in one league of return matches. Those clubs will eventually attract the best players, and with the clubs falling in line with good work habits and good discipline, with the players playing the right atmosphere and learning from it, the Jamaica team should be selected from these players. So many players do not train properly, so many players are not coached properly, so many players believe that they are good, and so many people believe that there are many talented players in this country. I do not know, but I do not believe so. But for a few, I do not see them. What I see every day are batsmen who drive beautifully through the covers one or two times, batsmen who play a cut shot or two, and get out for 10 or 20 runs. I also see bowlers who bowl on a length most times, but who never attempt to bowl something like a “wrong ‘un” or even a “flipper”. Although a few of our batsmen look good, even when not in the nets, I have not seen, for a long, long time, a batsman bat for a day or a team bat out a day in a Senior Cup match. What matters really is that cricket has been losing ground over the years, and, in losing ground in its popularity and its influence, it has, like the West Indies, lost its strength. Cricket needs some serious action if it is to survive, and if it is to make a U-turn and show some improvement while really developing itself. Cricket needs to divide itself into three groups, into those who play for fun and exercise, those youngsters who play to get better, and those who play seriously with the aim of doing so professionally at the first-class level and beyond. Jamaica’s cricket needs many competitions for its many players. The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), however, needs to spearhead one long two-day competition so that its few talented players can train daily to play against each other on Saturdays and Sundays in return matches for a season of 14 or 18 matches. Rome was not built in a day, and the standard of Jamaica’s cricket cannot and will not be built in a day, regardless of who thinks so. Losing ground The Senior Cup cricket season is over, and congratulations to Melbourne on being crowned champions, and to St. Thomas for reaching their first final. The question may well be asked of Melbourne, however, and justifiable so, and especially by cricket lovers, champions of what? The season has come and gone. It lasted only a few weeks, between late March and early May, and it only lasted until May because of a protest which extended the season by one week. Melbourne, having won the cup for the umpteenth time, although not for some time, may not mind it. They certainly will not mind winning the $500,000 prize money, and neither will the one or two players who did really well as batsmen, bowlers, and as fielders, throughout the exercise. With 23 teams playing in the competition which was divided into four groups, probably because of the lack of money, with each team playing four or five matches before going in the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the final, the competition was too short, much too short at that. Whatever is said about Jamaica’s cricket, regardless of how many people play the game, regardless of how many competitions there are around the country, and regardless of who wins these competitions, Jamaica’s cricket is poor, and it is getting weaker and weaker. Once upon a time, cricket was the number one sport in Jamaica. Today, it is not so. Today, and it really does not matter, it is number three, behind football and track and field, or track and field and football. Some of our batsmen score hundreds in local cricket. They hit the ball to all parts of the field, and some of bowlers take five or six-wicket hauls by just attempting to bowl wicket to wicket, and that is fine. Put a Jamaica cap on their heads, however, send them out to bat or to bowl for Jamaica, and they look, most of them, like misfits. Jamaica is not a rich country, and it cannot do the things that others can do. It can, with a little planning, however, do a lot more to develop our cricket, or, at least, to make it as good as it was once upon a time with what we have. We do not need to talk about longer terms in office. Two years is a long time, and neither do we need to propose term limits for officers. Jamaica is too small a country. The JCA needs to talk to the Government also. The Senior Cup should be the biggest competition in the land, and, therefore, it should carry the highest prize money. If cricket is to progress, you cannot have a situation where a competition of less quality deals out a greater prize money, and where some players, definitely less talented, will, if there is clash, choose the competition which promises more money. Congrats Melbourne, and well done St. Thomas, but better, from cricket administrators, for cricket and for cricketers, is needed, and urgently.last_img read more

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Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthem

first_imgGervacio mends fences with Suzara as she returns to Foton in PSL Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Silver said the playing of the national anthem has always been a time for respect and reflection — even in a league where 25 percent of the players are not American — and recalled that many teams locked arms last season.He wants them to continue showing unity during the anthem — but to do it while standing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s been a rule as long as I’ve been involved with the league, and my expectation is that our players will continue to stand for the anthem,” he said.Silver didn’t say what would happen if any players refuse to stand, adding: “If that were to happen, we’ll deal with it when it happens.” “I felt it was corrosive to this league,” he said.The second-worst team has a 19.9 percent to win the lottery and the third seed a 15.6 percent chance under the current format that will remain through next June’s draft.The board voted to allow Silver to fine teams who violate the league’s new guidelines about resting players. Teams can’t sit healthy players for high-profile, nationally televised games, and fines for violating that can be for at least $100,000.The rules also say that unless there are unusual circumstances, teams should not rest multiple healthy players for the same game or rest healthy players when playing on the road.The league office had long resisted getting involved in coaches’ decisions about resting players. But with its national TV partners paying the league billions, Silver felt he had to act after LeBron James and stars from the Golden State Warriors sat out nationally televised games last season.“It’s not a position we want the league to be in,” Silver said. “It ultimately is my hope that the rules go in the drawer and that teams step up here and see that there is a larger obligation to our fans, to the basketball community.”The board also talked about current events, meeting less than a week after President Donald Trump opted against inviting the Warriors to the White House after All-Star Stephen Curry said he didn’t want to go.Trump had criticized NFL players for their anthem protests in a speech the night before, and hundreds responded in games Sunday and Monday by kneeling during the anthem.Silver thinks NBA players have other opportunities, either by continuing their community service efforts or through the media, to make their voices heard.“I’m hoping once again that this league can play a constructive role there,” Silver said. He spoke following the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings, during which owners passed rules designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.Under the new draft lottery rules, the teams with the three worst records will all have 14 percent odds to land the No. 1 pick when the changes are implemented with the 2019 draft.The team with the worst record previously had 25 percent odds to win the lottery and could fall to the No. 4 spot in the draft. Now that team call tumble all the way to fifth.The lottery changes were to discourage tanking, the practice of losing games on purpose in an effort to improve draft odds. The Philadelphia 76ers relied on the tactic heavily in recent years and the league felt it needed to step in and urge teams to always be competitive.Silver felt teams had even begun feeling pressure to use the strategy of fielding poor squads and building through the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img View comments NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Adam Silver expects NBA players to continue standing for the national anthem.Not only because it’s a league rule, but because they are aware of what it means in what the commissioner believes is a divided America.“Many of our players have spoken out already about their plan to stand for the anthem,” Silver said Thursday. “And I think they understand how divisive an issue it is in our society right now.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

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