Month: May 2020

  • Full year ahead for PNG Swimming

    first_imgPNG swimmers have been invited to take part in various Australia tournaments to help our swimmers gain international exposure.PNGSI highlighted the year will kick off with the Victoria State Championships at Melbourne, Australia next weekend from 22-24 January.In March, a team will be sent to attend the New South Wales State Championship from 4-7 March at Sydney and the Australian Age Championships (AAC) from 28 March-4 April at Adelaide.After the AAC, the team will attend the Australian Championships from 7-14 April at Adelaide.Swimmers throughout the country will later converge on Port Moresby to participate in the annual Theodist National Championships from 22-24 April. This is an International Swimming Federation (FINA) approved meet.In June, local swimmers will take part in the Dolphin Sprint competition hosted by Boroko Amateur Swimming Club in the first weekend of the month with more than 100 swimmers expected to compete.An elite squad will then represent the country at the Oceania Championships at Suva, Fiji from 21-25 June.The Rio Olympics is the next big event from 5-21 August in Brazil with super fish Ryan Pini  our only swimmer qualified so far to represent PNG.After the Olympics, there’s the TNT National Championships at Moresby from 30 September- 2 October and then the Australia Short Course Championships at Brisbane from 1-5 November.The year will end with the 4th FINA World Aquatic Convention from 3-5 Dec and the 13th FINA World Championships from the 6-11 Dec. Both events will be staged at Windsor in Canada.PNGSI president Liz Wells stated that they’ll be looking forward to qualifying four more swimmers for the Olympics including Sam Seghers, Stanford Kawale and Tegan McCarthy.last_img read more

  • Iza has only missed eight minutes this season

    first_imgCádiz works to prepare Sunday’s game against Deportivo. A vital meeting after the latest results obtained by the yellow team. The Alvaro Cervera accumulate three days without winning (two draws and one defeat) which is the worst run of the yellow team since the season began. The side belongs to a select group of five field players that exceed 2,000 minutes at this time of season. They are, from Ponferradina and Granero, from Extremadura, they have played everything (2,070 minutes). Iza is the third in the list, followed by Hugo Fraile, Fuenlabrada (2,061) and also yellow Álex (2,018).Field players with more than 2,000 minutes The casualties have reduced a team that must react as soon as possible and in Riazor you will have the following litmus test. A meeting where you will surely be Iza The side is the player of Cádiz who has played more minutes so far this season, with 2,062. He has only lost eight minutes. That of the Port of Santa María was replaced, precisely against Deportivo, in the 82nd minute of the first round match played at Carranza. Álvaro Cervera decided to change him to enter Querol, looking for a goal that unclogged a match that finally ended 0-0. BarnEstremadura2,070 Alex Fdez.Cádiz2,018 IzaCádiz2,062center_img Hugo FraileFuenlabrada2,061 They arePonferradina2,070 PLAYEREQUIPMENTMINUTES Iza’s season is remarkable high. He arrived last summer from the Majadahonda and amazed everyone with his quick adaptation. The right side is yours and in Cádiz like its versatility (can play as an extreme and as a lane). His shot from outside the area is one of his most dangerous weapons. This season has two goals (both against Lugo).last_img read more

  • Enzo Zidane, very close to debut on Friday with Almeria

    first_imgHis signing was the bomb of Turki Al-Sheikh when the winter window expired. Although the UD Almería publicly terminated its workforce with the assignment of Francis, the name of Enzo Zidane was last time in LaLiga, being the new media name in the Almeria of the sheikh and Guti, the seventh and last incorporation of the Almeria Despite going in second position.The son of the coach of Real Madrid has appeared today for the first time in the premises of the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games to sign his new contract. Tomorrow Almeria rests and now it will be tomorrow when Enzo is exercised for the first time under the orders of José María Gutiérrez, which has surplus in the engine room.Yes, the fact that the rojiblanco coach did not leave anything happy of the meeting that his team played yesterday at the Nuevo Los Pajaritos Stadium, with slit included, will cause that there are several novelties in the eleven type of José María Gutiérrez. It would be weird to see Enzo of the game with so few days of training, although it is not far-fetched that he enters the second half and makes his debut with the Almeria elastic. Not surprisingly, the first winter reinforcement, Kaptoum, has been indisputable So far for Gutierrez. Another of the new ones, Costas, debuted before Ponferradina just a few hours after the agreement was closed (yesterday he also played 90 minutes), while Villalba, signed last week, completed the entire meeting yesterday. It was also the debut for Barbero, so that of the seven additions, only Sivera, Francis is missing (I could do it on Friday because of Baliu’s injury) and Enzo himself.last_img read more

  • Barcelona also fails in Gran Canaria and maintains the lead before the Copa del Rey

    first_imgBarça overcame this Sunday the resistance of the Herbalife Gran Canaria based on rotations and intensity in the painting (65-81) in a duel in which he played rest for the power forward Nikola Mirotic, top scorer of the Endesa League.The trio Oriola-Higgins-Tomic (44 points among the three) closed all glimpses of epic by the islanders, who could only hold on this occasion to the success of Georgian Beqa Burjanadze (13 points and 16 valuation) and Beirán ( another 11 and 3 rebounds).In a start of great tactical rigor, not free of precipitations in attack, the Herbalife began hitting with the medium distance shots of Shurna and Harper, placing in the electronic a 10-4 in the middle of Ecuador of the first quarter.Two consecutive Tomic hooks, plus a triple of Oriola, allowed the Catalan team to flip the scoreboard (10-11) and, with the passing of the rotations, Barça once again exhibited its greater closet depth, sealing the first fourth with a 15-20.The meeting hardened in the following period, with numerous personnel in both rings, defense throughout the field and a carousel of changes that allowed to increase the intensity of the crash, although the score was kept in low figures. A triple by Fabio Santana and another from Burjanadze gave hope to the Claretian team (23-25), but an intentional foul by Bourousis on Smits gave oxygen back to Barcelona (23-29).Burjanadze led his team, but stroking the boards in the electronic, the Canarian team saw how Barça, very successful in painting and from the line of staff (28-36), returned to move away on the scoreboard, which led to a new dead time of Fotis Katsikaris.With the initial quintet again on track, the Herbalife managed to cauterize half a wound with two pitches from outside Harper and Costello, but a final mate of the Ukrainian Artem Pustovyi left the contest 36-42 in favor of the visitors.In the resumption, Barcelona continued administering its small mattress, surpassing the ten points of distance in the 26th minute (42-55), after a tray of Tomic and a triple of Oriola. Despite the tactical stop imposed by the Katsikaris board, the spill was maintained with its particular drip of 13 points (51-64).Faced with this panorama, the Herbalife launched its ordage especially from the perimeter, but the success was not that of previous nights. On the other hand, the Catalan team did not miss any loopholes, surpassing the score after an ‘alley-oop’ to Hanga’s board (56-76) five minutes before the conclusion.From there, the meeting entered a phase of makeup and scoring aesthetics, with the Claretians trying in vain to minimize bleeding, while the secondary players of the squad continued to fatten their statistics in the final stretch. – Data sheet:–Herbalife Gran Canaria (15 + 21 + 15 + 14): Cook (7), Shurna (4), Rabaseda (7), Costello (5), Harper (9)? Initial quintet-, Okoye (2), Bourousis (-), Santana (7), Diop (-), Burjanadze (13) and Beirán (11).–Barça (20 + 22 + 22 + 17): Hanga (6), Oriola (14), Abrines (-), Higgins (16), Tomic (14)? Initial quintet-, Davies (8), Smits (6), Pustovyi (6), Delaney (4), Kuric (5) and Claver (2). –Referees: Carlos Peruga, Francisco J. Araña and Cristóbal Sánchez Cutillas. Matt Costello was eliminated by personnel.–Incidents: Match corresponding to the twenty-first day played in the Gran Canaria Arena before 7,271 spectators, according to official figures of the club. Photo: EFEcenter_img Mirotic rested but those of Pesic did not notice his offensive absenceOriola, Higgins and Tomic were responsible for sentencing the Canarian cadrelast_img read more

  • An experience in the promotion playoff of ‘10’

    first_imgIf something has pursued Girona in its recent history, it is bad fortune in the promotion playoffs. But the experience is a grade and the whole rojiblanco would grab it if at the end of the season it disputes the promotion to Primera. Pep Lluís Martí is trying to give his players a competitive style and it is laying the foundations of a group that offers a reliable version in complicated moments. And in the last days he is making it and it bears fruit because Girona has settled in the playoff positions. Arriving with good feelings to the last part of the course is crucial and, for now, at the qualifying level, the red and white fans are happy. And, moreover, given that experience is important, looking up on the table day after day is also important and the Gerundeans already add ten (28 have been disputed) among the top six classified. Until day 16 they only stepped on these positions twice (they were sixth), but now they have found regularity and good results and, in the last 12, only in four have they been lower than sixth place. Now, Girona is fifth and in the ranking of the experience among the first six this course only five teams surpass him: Cádiz (28), Almería (28), Zaragoza (27), Huesca (27) and Fuenlabrada (25).last_img read more

  • The judge orders the judicial administration of Malaga

    first_imgThis resolution is not yet firm and the sheikh and his children have a five days to appeal it to the judge and, subsequently, they could also file an appeal before the Provincial Court. As APA’s lawyer Francisco Valverde acknowledged on Tuesday, the report issued by the judicial police after the records carried out in La Rosaleda and the documentation provided by the Higher Sports Council have played a very important role in this court decision . The judge instructing the complaint of the Association of Small Shareholders of Malaga against the Al Thani family has estimated the request of the Prosecutor’s Office and has issued a ruling decreeing the judicial administration of the club. In that order, José María Muñoz Jiménez appoints the judicial administrator of Malaga for a period of six months that can be automatically extended for similar periods.The holder of the court of instruction number 14 of Malaga asks the Al Thani family, in addition, a bond of 5.4 million, amount that the president of the club and his children owe to the coffers of the club for several personal loans and two lines of credit that are open with the blue and white entity, as published by AS today. The car also picks up a warning of seizure of assets in case the Al Thani do not meet this economic requirement.last_img read more

  • Martí: “We have the capacity to supply Stuani”

    first_imgHow do you see the match against Ponferradina? How do you face Stuani’s loss?We have the ability to supply you. We have players to try to replace that lack of goal. We will find the mechanisms to reach the opposite goal and take the 3 points. It does not condition us because there are intuitive players, forward passes, shots from outside the area, one on one, inside passes … we have resources.Has Soriano recovered?No, it is still in a recovery process. It is close but we cannot force it.What options do you have left?We have the ability to locate players, both Gallar and Brandon. Carlos Martínez, of the subsidiary, is a possibility. He has trained with us. It will be a very close match. They are very difficult to win, very competitive, they are very close and they are the ones who recover the most balls in the opposite field. They press and fall back. They are solid and tidy and can hurt you against it. I expect a complicated game, but I think that with the ambition that my team demonstrates we will have chances to win.What do you think of Yuri’s contribution?He has shown it throughout his career. He is a scorer and is in a great moment. It is very alive, it is always placed in the ideal place. He is an important player with whom we will have to be alertValencia has been interested in Jaunpe …All he does is comfort the club, coaches and players. When there are important clubs that look at our players, we are doing well. We know that Juanpe is an important player for us.But do you think it is just a situation like the one the Leganés has lived?We all agree that no. In these circumstances it is clear that there are teams that have a benefit because of their economic potential. In the case of the norm it is unfair to the Leganés.last_img read more

  • From Bruyne, between cottons 12 days after the return to Madrid

    first_imgKevin De Bruyne is among cottons. The Belgian footballer did not play in the FA Cup against Sheffield Wednesday and is that in the final last Sunday against Aston Villa in Wembley had a bad fall and touched his back as Pep Guardiola confirmed in a press conference. “Kevin had a problem. I was not fit. The last game, had a bad fall and has discomfort in the back. I hope not very serious, “said the Catalan coach at a press conference.The Belgian, one of the best in the first leg of the Champions League in the Santiago Bernabéu (a goal and an assist), is doubtful for the derby against Manchester United this Sunday (5:30 p.m.), at twelve days of having to play around Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium. The midfielder is one of Guardiola’s key players this season. Drongen has 35 matches in which he has scored nine goals and has given twenty assists. So far this season he has lost two games due to ankle problems and has not played in just seven games by technical decision: one in the Champions League and six between FA Cup and Carabao Cup.last_img read more

  • Hernández Hernández took two penalties after the VAR notice

    first_imgThe VAR of Atlético-Sevilla has had a lot of work during the first part. Even twice he had to notify Hernández Hernández, field referee, of two possible penalties that he had not appreciated from the field of play. On both occasions, after consulting the field monitor, he ended up decreeing the maximum penalty. One for each team.The first controversial action was almost half an hour away. In an attack by Atlético de Madrid, the rojiblancos players claimed a penalty on João Felix. The player had been shot down inside the area, but In addition to that action, González Fuertes, VAR referee, was reviewing a possible hand of Diego Carlos. The Sevilla player makes a move with his arm and the ball hits. The Canarian referee, after reviewing the play on the monitor, decides to indicate the maximum penalty. Morata transformed it from eleven meters. Iturralde González, the referee of the Cadena Ser y AS, was against the decision of Hernández Hernández: “For me, that is not a hand and there is no trip to João Félix. I do not see a penalty.” A few minutes later, the VAR re-entered the game. This time in the Atlético area. An intervention that was delayed in time since he had to check if the ball had crossed the goal line the Oblak stop to Reguilón. Once determined no, He had to review a Trippier entry about Ocampos. The rojiblanco player shot down the Sevilla player after touching his support leg. Hernández Hernández pointed it out after going to the monitor and Ocampos achieved 2-2. On this occasion, Iturralde González does match the decision of his former partner: “It’s Trippier’s penalty, hit on the leg of Ocampos.”last_img read more

  • Aarhus, the first night of the ‘Tiki Taka’

    first_imgIn this environment, further thinned by a few words from the coach about Raúl in the previous days (see support), Spain was risking much of its chances of qualifying for Euro 2008 in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city. The first thing that caught my attention was the scene of the crash. Typically, the red dynamite played their matches at the Parken Stadion in Copenhagen, but a UEFA sanction did not allow it. In the course of Denmark-Sweden, a fan had jumped onto the field attacking the referee. Four games of sanction to the stadium and obligation to play 250 kilometers from the capital. Appeal reduced the sanction to two games and 140 kilometers, but could not play in Brondby, the country’s second stadium by capacity, which is 20 kilometers from the capital, so the third option was Aarhus, the second most populous city, where the Selection had already played some friendly, but with a venue that did not exceed 20,000 seats.(embed) (/ embed) During the week he had doubted whether to include Silva in the starting lineup to the detriment of Joaquín, but he saw the canary very tired. “He has a lot of bullshit on him. I’ll get you out in the second part. Joaquín is going to give us play by the band and overflow. But it has to tighten a little more ”. In the end, the circumstances of the meeting prevented the coach’s plans. Silva did not play, but made Riera debut in the last minutes and scored a great goal.Puyol did not play either. A fixed for Luis. He had just come out of a long injury and thought he was not yet physically complete. In addition it was within a penalty shot and the Danes were going to play long and through the sky. There Albiol defended himself well. It was one of the few times that the coach had advanced the line-up 48 hours in advance, although then he had to make the obligatory change of Tamudo for the injured Torres. Best for Spain. Less pressure. Less screaming. The date scheduled for October 13, 2007. The day after Hispanic Day. Neither the precedents that had with the Danes brightened the face of a serious Luis Aragonese and more distant than normal. They were all fond memories in the engagements with the Vikings. The first game in the history of the National Team was against them … and victory. In the semifinals of Euro 84, victory in the penalty shootout and in the final. In Mexico 86, the four goals of Butragueño. In the qualifying phase for the US 94 World Cup, the Iron goal at Sánchez Pizjuán… Without Villa, or Torres, or Puyol Tamudo opened the scoring with a header from Iniesta.CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) The “noisemaker” hunts LuisHe had finished an afternoon training and Luis Aragonés, with the folder in his hand, was heading from the fields to the Residence. Fans, almost all young kids, ask for autographs and photos. Coincidentally among them is Jordi Evole, who then played the roles of ‘el follonero’ in the Buenafuente program, and whom they did not officially accredit.Between signature and signature, a boy asks about Raúl. Luis raises his head. “I am too old to be listening to these things that you say. You guys have fun, laugh. I politely sign you all, I am with you, ”he is heard saying on Evole’s recording. The name of Raúl and Luis sounds again, which should not capture the presence of the camera, he says in a very relaxed tone.-Do you know how many World Cups Raúl has gone to? To three.-Do you know how many European Cups Raúl has gone to? Two.-Tell me the ones we’ve won. Tell me the ones we have won, tell me the ones we have won?The interlocutor responds: “But it won’t be because of Raúl alone”And Luis, who was leaving and in a very understanding tone, responds.– I do not say that it is by anybody. I’ve said how many he’s gone to. At three and two five. It seems very good to me, it has gone and has done and such. And that comes and does not come and such. What you can not pay attention to is what the press says. You are wrong.How could it be otherwise, these captured words come to light and the controversy Luis-Raúl reaches a new chapter. A diagonal from Iniesta, Luis asked him to do that, and a measured center for Tamudo’s header. The technician, standing in his area, clenches his fists. A gesture very yours. At the quarter of an hour, the goal that should reassure everyone and revolutionize the Danes who were losing were out. Spain did not lose the ball. What Luis was asking for. On such a difficult day, he wanted his team to be more his than ever. Clear ideas. Long runs, lots of possession, endless rounds from side to side. The three tenors of SpainIn a calm moment, Luis talks to the three tenors. “Gentlemen, I want you to reach the opposite area. I want you to look for the auction, the last pass. You Andrés pull diagonals, join Xavi and Cesc. Come, come … Someday you have to score a goal. There were many open fronts at that time and could negatively influence the party itself. The press conference the day before had been tense. Raúl’s shadow was long. Casillas, as captain, supported the coach with his words and defends the team’s unity. Against this, those men dressed in white had to fight that night. The 1-4-1-4-1 is drawn sharp on the ground. The Danes want to scare with three forwards, but they don’t smell the ball. The team suffered in the second half with the entry of young Bendter and Luis moved pieces. Pablo, with half an hour ahead, enters for Albelda and takes center position at Albiol’s lardo to help in the aerial game. Marchena becomes a midfielder with the vocation of third center back. Riera comes to the rescue of an exhausted Joaquín, passing Iniesta to the right. In the last ten minutes Luis García for Cesc, to stretch the team and not get so far behind. Tomasson scores in 87, but before the locals could imagine the machado, Riera closed the game. … but Riera scored the 3-1 of tranquility two minutes later.DAILY AS (DAILY AS) The goal of the Danish Jon Dahl Tomasson in the 87th minute left the score 2-1 …STR (REUTERS) 75 seconds that changed Spanish footballToques, 65; passes, 28; time, 75 seconds; players participating, nine: Marchena, Ramos, Capdevila, Albiol, Xavi, Iniesta, Joaquín. Cesc and Tamudo. All except Albelda and Casillas. The one who intervened the most in the play was Xavi, 17 touches and 7 passes.Capdevila recovers the ball, a pass from Andreasen to Rommedhal, he gave it to Xavi, this to Joaquín, who made the longest drive with the ball and after eight touches he gave it again to Xavi. Double yours-mine with Iniesta, they crossed three passes without ever giving more than three touches. Iniesta passed to Cesc who first gave to Marchena and this in turn to Capdevila.The side finds Iniesta, who leans on Cesc. Tamudo goes into action delaying his position. Play first for Xavi. Opening for Joaquín attached to the band. Delay for Sergio Ramos. The ball passes through Cesc and ends again in Capdevila which passes to Marchena. From central to central. Albiol receives the pass to Xavi, who intervenes for the fifth time in the play. Find Joaquin. Return for Xavi. Heel for Joaquín. That advances towards Iniesta. Ramos enters the game, playing first for Xavi and goes deep on the outside. Xavi controls and passes Tamudo who first sees the acceleration of Ramos by his band. Find it with an in-depth shipment. Sergio controls and saves the goalkeeper’s exit with a mince with the instep. Three gold points with two games ahead against Sweden (3-0) and Northern Ireland (1-0), both in homeland. Only one point was missing to ensure the classification. Those ninety-something minutes from Aarhus were vital to the soul of that Luis team. That’s where it all started. Then she won the next two games and ended up ranking first in the group with 28 points.After the match, Luis expressed his happiness for the game and the victory and sent another message to the navigators. “Sergio’s goal is an example of what we want to do with these players. It is their merit. They know how to touch, create and arrive. We lack a bit of knowing how to compete, but we have known how to win. There can always be a debate about the coach. In those analyzes there have even been insults. And I don’t accept that. I wish there were no insults. Respect? I don’t have to ask for anything. Respect must be in the professional and in the critic. It is not difficult for me to work. Yes for the boys. I am their boss and it affects them. I live it with the tranquility that the experience gives me, but the people closest to me have had a pretty bad time. Raúl? I’m not going to get into those things. I do not understand them. What I do is work, period “. Fernando Torres was injured during previous training and was unable to play the match.STR (REUTERS) By That selection of Luis Aragonés was going through its most delicate moment. Thirteen months had passed and the majority criticism against the coach for having left captain Raúl González out of the team had not calmed down. The game did not help either, nor what happened in the last meeting, in Oviedo, against Latvia (2-0), in which Luis, hurt by the comments, had not wanted to speak to the media after the match. To the ‘mister’ all that was worth nothing. He knew he had to win to at least secure second place in the group. A draw wasn’t bad either. Losing could have cost him the position as it was the temperature of the tensions. Villa was missing, injured. One of its fixed. In the training of the day before in the stadium, cold night, Fernando Torres, then in Liverpool, gives the alarm signal. Dr. Jenaro Borrás pouts. The player forces a little more. It is not the cold, it is injured. Small right leg abductor tear. Minimum withdrawal for 10 days.Luis does not leave long veins. Play Tamudo. It is ready for how I want to play. Will help us. He knows how to get in and out, play between the lines. I know him well. ” And how did Luis want to play on such an important date? With all the gamers. It was clear to him. It was a day to have the ball, to play at grass level. With the humidity the ball was going to run and the best thing for it was to gather Xavi, Cesc and Iniesta, heeled on the left, but with freedom to enter the rondo. To the right Joaquín, another defender of the ball at the foot. Behind them: Albelda. The both told by its author“The merit is from the team. I just had to give the last touch. Those of Tamudo and Xavi were also decisive. I stay with the group work. I was just another piece of the play. I could not do otherwise. When I saw Sorensen it was very clear to me. As he was a little heeled and he covered a lot of goal the only way to beat him was with that little touch. Every day I learn new things from my colleagues with whom I train. I look closely at those who define, such as Ronaldo, Raúl, Messi, Rooney, Zidane, Van Nistelrooy, Tamudo, Villa … It is a luxury to be able to participate in a rondo or in a match with these players ”. It was lacking a bit of depth, it is true, but the action of the second goal, almost on the brink of rest, erased everything. A masterpiece, an eternal rondo. Nine footballers participated in the action, 28 passes in 75 seconds … and Sergio Ramos who finishes off Van Basten. It deserves a separate chapter. With those two goals ahead the game could not escape.last_img read more