Lewas prepare for world qualifier

first_imgThe Papua New Guinea Lewas are using the memory of their silver medal at last year’s Pacific Games as motivation as they prepare for the qualifier in Apia, Samoa from July 15-22, 2016.They were unable to back up their 2014 victory over Japan at the ICC EAP Women’s Trophy with a Pacific Games Gold medal in 2015, going down to this year’s tournament hosts Samoa in the final.Adding to the pain is the memory of that loss being in front of a vocal home crowd.Pauke Siaka returns to the captaincy of a squad that for the first time will feature players from four provinces in PNG.There are several new faces in the team including Geathie Kilapat from Northern Province and Daniella Luwenica Saiwa Ila from Morobe.They will be joined by Lewas stalwarts such as Siaka, Helen Buruka (vice-captain) and Ravini Oa (vice-captain) all of whom were part of the winning East Asia-Pacific side at the inaugural women’s Australian Country Cricket Championships.The team has been in training for most of the year, making use of the PNG Sports Federation’s High Performance Centre, and playing several intra-squad practice matches.Cricket PNG’s High Performance Manager, Rarua Dikana believes that “The Lewas have been very focused during training sessions for the past four months and we are confident with their progress.”Coach Rodney Maha will be assisted by former Australian coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick and said that the team is excited about the opportunity to reclaim the number one ranking in the region.The 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific begins in Apia, Samoa on July 15 and will feature teams from Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Japan. The tournament is a double round robin with the team who finishes on top of the table progressing to the Global Qualifier for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.last_img read more

Key Tigers go down with mystery virus

first_imgReports suggest a number of players at the club have been struck down with the virus that was picked up by forward Kyle Lovett in New Zealand last weekend. Now, Woods has been ordered to stay home by the club, and faces a race against the clock to be fit for the Tigers’ biggest game of the season. “We’ve had it going through the group for a little bit now,” coach Jason Taylor told Fairfax. “We’ve had a couple struggling with it prior to the Penrith game and a couple prior to last week’s game (against the Warriors). Now we have a couple more again. But the beauty of this a little bit is it’s happened early in the week.”Woods was the best of the Tigers against the Warriors, with his performance inspiring his side to a 36-24 victory at Mount Smart Stadium. Hooker Dene Halatau has also been struck down with the illness, however both he and Woods are expected to play against the Raiders on Sunday.last_img read more

Tarasomo lauds Pacific Sports women leadership program

first_imgWith the program theme, “Unlocking the Brilliance”, participating women were trained to be skilled and equipped through sports.Among the 20 women attendees from six different Pacific Island countries, HP Sport PNG Coach Performance Manager Suluet Tarasomo was among the participants describing the program as a women empowerment program.  “Apart from the many things I learnt, one stood out for me and that is to be a lighthouse, to be able to empower women and girls in communities through sport,” Tarasomo said.Adding that, she was elated to be a pioneer of the program initiated by two women who had a vision for women in the Pacific. Jane Livesey from ICC and Liv Philpott who were very instrumental in making the program happen.He added that, choosing PNG to host the first one was a blessing and with that, there will be more programs like this after the Facilitators  do an evaluation of the inaugural event.“I would not hesitate to recommend the program for other women who are in leadership roles in sporting organisations, which can make a big difference in our communities.”last_img read more

Calleja: “The heat has passed me, now, for the Cup”

first_imgCup Centered:Yes. I have missed the heat. Now focused on the Copa del Rey. We want to make the best possible match and pass the round.Toko March:Toko Ekambi has become official. It was seen coming. There was a lot of interest. The player wanted to leave. We lose a scorer, a player who has performed at a very good level. It is past water. He must focus on his new team, the Olympique de Lyon. We must follow ours.Reinforcement:We are working to strengthen that position. We are looking for a player that guarantees good performance. I hope there is an incorporation before the deadline closes.Girona, to trace the flight:The other day in the League, the start of the first part and the second were very bad. That conditioned the whole game. We have to enter the most concentrated matches. We have to go show that we want to take the game from the start to the field. The best match to prove it is against Girona. It is the one we have next. It is a team that plays in Second, but has a First team. We must leave concentrated and attentive so that the other day does not happen.Focus on ourselves:We must focus on us. Not so much in the rival. The other day we played vs the colista and did not show that this situation weighed. To be up and go far by the glass, we must give 100%. If we don’t do it and think more about the rival than us, we make a serious mistake. In his field and a 90 ’tie will not be easy.Variants in attack:We have Bacca as a specific forward. We have other resources. We can play with offensive people in situations that in principle are not so accustomed to doing so. Gerard has to be with the medical services, readjusting to see if he can arrive for the weekend game. For Copa it is not. Evolution will mark if we can count on him for the LaLiga match. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 21, 2020 Medical part:Players with discomfort. Few hours of recovery compared to the league duel, but we do not add more casualties. We recovered Quintillá that was going through a flu process. For this match, we can count on him. Morlanes is better. Enter the call. Let’s see if he plays from the beginning.Temporary:It is an important condition with a split face. It does not stop raining. I don’t know if the field is flooded and in conditions to play the game we like. I hope you can play. We will see tomorrow how the day is to see if you can play or not.The Villarreal that Calleja wants to see:I want an entire match, from start to finish, of attention, intensity, mentality of the winning team. Let’s not look at the rival, Only ourselves. Let us give our best, exploit all our virtues and achieve an important victory to pass the round.Disgusted by the image before Espanyol:I left disgusted and angry at the match against Espanyol. We were aware of the game we were going to meet. A Espanyol facing a vital duel as a final. Every game is vital to get out of your situation. They were more successful at the beginning of both sides. We lacked concentration in those minutes and made mistakes that cost us the game.last_img read more

Birthdays bring Neymar down

first_img2013-2014In his first season with Barcelona, ​​he suffered an ankle injury that kept him away from the playing fields from January 19 to February 9, missing the League matches against Levante, Malaga, Valencia and Seviilla, in addition to the Cup before Levante and Real Sociedad, both double). He recovered just after his birthday and was on leave 32 days.2014-2015During his second year in Spain, he suffered no injuries at the beginning of the year. However, the meeting whose date was closest to the anniversary of his sister did not play by accumulation of yellow cards. It was March 8 and the League was played against Rayo Vallecano. His presence was not necessary, since they won 6-1.2015-2016It was also low the Sunday before Rafaella’s birthday and like the previous year, the reason was the accumulation of yellow cards. Barça won 0-4 at Eibar, so they didn’t miss him too much. He had a big party in Barcelona for his sister.2016-2017The day after his sister’s birthday, Barcelona played against Deportivo in Riazor. That was the only match that was lost throughout the season due to injury, and the Barça team cost 2-1 defeat.2017-2018Already in the PSG, he suffered a fracture in the metatarsal that had him separated from the playing fields about 90 days, that is, three months. He was injured a few days before Rafaella’s birthday and the first games he lost were March 3 against Troyes, 10 against Metz and 14 against Angers. He did not reappear throughout the season. For his own birthday he rode a macro party in Paris, although he had no problems of any kind on those dates.2018-2019The Brazilian suffered from his foot injury last year, leaving 85 days in a row. It was a few days before his birthday, so he was away from football both on his anniversary and his sister’s. On his birthday, he set up another big party, sponsored by Red Bull, in which he could be seen wearing a red suit and crutches, celebrating it in style. 10 Neymar has accustomed us to celebrate parties in style when these dates arrive (February 5 is the birthday of the player and March 11 that of his sister, Rafaella). However, by chance or not, you always miss an encounter when these appointments approach, traveling to Brazil to be with his family and friends on many of those occasions since he started playing in Europe.The birthdays of Neymar, PSG striker, and his sister, Rafaella.center_img Today is the anniversary of Neymar. He turns 28, although he could not celebrate yesterday with goals, since he could not play the match against Nantes for back pain. This weekend, he celebrated his birthday at a luxurious club in Paris where many players attended. Brazilian crack has long been criticized for being absent from meetings when his birthday or his sister’s birthday is approaching.last_img read more

Leila: “The goal is to win everything, but we are going to die for the league”

first_imgMartens is a very good player and after the injury she had now she starts to be her. Very happy for his return.-You have two bands that are two daggers with Torrejón and Hansen on one side and you and Martens on the other …-For my Caro she is also a great player, she is very good. They are players who bring us a lot to the team and enjoy it.-After a year blank, do you have that need to raise a degree?-Each year we are maturing more in that aspect. We are aware that we want to continue growing and we have to prove it in the field. We are growing in maturity and wanting to win everything and that is very positive because we grow individually.-The First Iberdrola you have very close already …There is a lot of league, but we have to continue as before and continue with this ambition to want to win everything and make us grow.-Women’s football is having more games every day, do you notice playing twice a week?When you have so many games in a row because you obviously notice it, it’s a workload that you accumulate. For that we train and have the recovery sessions. We are used to playing every three or four days, having a large squad as that also helps. It’s very important.-If you win the Super Cup you will practically not have time to celebrate it, the Queen’s Cup arrives immediately.We are happy that there are so many games, it is something positive for us and that we are doing things well and we are involved in all competitions.-What is the goal of the team this season?The goal is to win everything, but we are going to die for the league. We want to garnar everything possible and we are working on that.-After four years, do you have the thorn of winning the League?-That thorn yes, we want to win everything and we will do our best to get it.-How did you see the atmosphere in El Helmántico?-Thank the people who came, it is not easy during the week, it is a schedule that is not the best, thanks that approached and that follows us from home. It helps us and we are very grateful. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the game and football. -First title and first final.-First final, the truth that very happy to be in the final.-How do you face it?– With great desire, in the end we train to reach the finals and we are happy to be able to reach the first final of the Super Cup. We are very excited.-After the final of the Copa de la Reina last year where the Real gave the surprises, of course, you go with little confidence …No, none We are aware that the match will be a difficult one. It has a very compact team, they know what they play, they have very fast and high quality players and we know that it will be a very difficult and competitive match.-Although you may find yourself in one of the best moments in history, it seems that there is no one who is winning …-We are in good time. We are well as a team, training is demanding to be in this state where we are.-And a team as competitive as the one you have this season helps …-The good thing we have is that, we have such a competitive staff, you know that anyone can be in the starting eleven and it will bring you. For me it is very important that we have this wide template because we have injured players and thanks to the template we can have many variants and alternatives. Having a wide and competitive staff there are many options for the coach.-And with mental strength, how did you feel when Atlético got ahead on the scoreboard?Yes, there was a lot left. It also happened to us in the league and we also managed to manage it. We know that a match lasts 90 minutes and in the end it is calm. We managed to manage the goal well emotionally and knew how to impose our game and take it to our field.-Another positive reinforcement?-After all the positive results, this helps us to continue believing and trusting ourselves that we are well and we have to continue with this positive dynamic that we carry.– On a personal level, how are you?-I feel very good and happy to help the team. I feel at a good time and you have to enjoy it because football are times and try to keep that dynamic.– Did I miss Martens ahead?last_img read more

27 players, between First and Second, are sanctioned

first_imgAs for LaLiga SmartBank, they have been sanctioned with two matches Isi Palazón (Rayo Vallecano), after being sent off for an entrance to an opponent from behind, and Brian Oliván (Girona), for protests to the referee.They have also been suspended a match for accumulation of reprimands Oscar Arribas, Richard Boateng (Alcorcón), Aitor Sanz (Tenerife), Fidel Chaves, Manuel Sánchez (Elche), Samuel Saiz (Girona), Víctor Mollejo (Deportivo) and Antonio Milic (Rayo); by double warning Carlos Pomares (Alcorcón), by expulsion Alberto Cifuentes (Cádiz); for violence and suspension of a party Aitor Buñuel (Racing) and Mauricio Lemos (Las Palmas). A total of thirteen LaLiga Santander players have been sanctioned with a suspension match by the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), meeting this Wednesday.For accumulation of reprimands have been sanctioned Rubén García (Osasuna), Joao Felix (Atlético de Madrid), Joselu Mato (Alavés), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona), Nemanja Maksimovic, Jaime Mata (Getafe), Antonio Puertas (Granada), Paulo Oliveira (Eibar), Nemanja Gudelj ( Sevilla), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Valencia) and Rubén Peña (Villarreal), and Mauro Arambarri (Getafe) and Diego López (Espanyol) for a double warning.last_img read more

One-month moratorium on clubs to show they are past due

first_imgThe clubs will have one more month to demonstrate that they have no deferred debts, within the measures adopted by UEFA in the face of the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic impact suffered by the suspension of competitions.According to the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, The teams must meet this requirement on March 31, but with this possibility the deadline to do so is postponed from that date to April 30, 2020, as confirmed by UEFA.On the 17th and after deciding to postpone the Euro Cup from next summer to 2021 (from June 11 to July 11), UEFA also agreed to the creation of a working group to assess with the clubs, leagues and players unions, the economic, financial and regulatory impact generated by the coronavirus and adopt measures that help mitigate the damage.The UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations provide for the principle of force majeure regarding supervisory activity in relation to financial fairness. According to this, “any extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the club and that is considered a case of force majeure is taken into account in the evaluation of the clubs on a case-by-case basis.” The leagues and clubs that have had to stop their competitions already have warned of the millionaire losses that they will suffer from this situation, as is the case of the Spanish LaLiga, which has estimated that not resuming the competition would mean losses of around 700 million euros.Clubs like Barcelona are studying measures that could affect the salaries of their squad and in Italy, Serie A weighs decisions that could include a reduction in the salary of footballers.The calculation of income from television rights in Italy amounts to 1,400 million euros per year. The stoppage of their competition already implies close to 600 million euros of losses for these rights, plus some 200 million for sponsors and another 150 million for tickets.last_img read more

Willian offers to play without contract if Premier is extended

first_imgIt is not the only case that would occur at Chelsea since Pedro Rodríguez, Willy Caballero, Olivier Giroud and Van Ginkel they are free from June 30 to sign with any club. Unsuccessful negotiations for renewalWillian He has always felt very comfortable in London, for this reason his intention was to continue playing with the shirt in the Chelsea. At 31, the idea of ​​the extreme was to sign a contract for three seasons but the blue entity, through Marina Granovskaia, put on the table a two-year offer and a reduction in its emoluments. Both positions are now far apart.The Brazilian knows that they have a good sign and Tottenham Y Arsenal (both from London) would not see his arrival as bad eyes. He also linked the international with the Barcelona in the past and depending on how the market evolves, interest can be retaken. Even the Juventus, always very ready to sign free players, she would not rule out making an offer to the player either. The Premier League announced that it will not resume the competition until at least April 30. At first, the competition had stopped until April 4, but the advance of the coronavirus has caused the English authorities have decided to extend the postponement. Which makes it almost impossible for it to end before June 1, as stipulated by the English Federation, and it may last until July.center_img In this situation there are many footballers who end their contract on June 30. One of them is Willian, Chelsea footballer. The Brazilian, before the events that may arise, expressed his position in a Facebook chat in the middle Interactive Sport: “If I had to play on those dates, in these months, I think that nor would it be a problem for me to finish the league in a way that was true to the clubas they always were with me. “William would not mind playing without a contract with Chelsea during the month of July for loyalty to the club that signed him in January 2013, from Shakhtar.” But without a doubt, as always, I will always be ready to give the best to my club, regardless of my contractual situation. I honestly think my contract ends in July. But it is clear that this is not a certainty, we do not know what can happen, “said Willian.last_img read more

The future of Betis’ goal leaves Dani Martín in the air

first_imgHis idea is to have more minutes of play and regain the confidence of a coach without having to be in the shadow of another goalkeeper. The rubi’s idea was to start from scratch in that competition at the beginning of the campaign, but the good level of Joel and Dani Martín’s growing doubts left the Asturian away from the role he did expect to have after arriving in Heliopolis in exchange for five million euros. He betic club already stated through its leaders that it is planning the next campaign and that he has already made several movements with a view to his future team. One of the focuses is the goal, who hesitated at some point in the season, especially when Joel Robles was absent or in the cup appointment of the King against the Vallecano Ray. It was especially in that Vallecas gray night when Dani Martín exposed the numerous doubts about his role in Rubi’s team. The club wants more strength and experience in that position despite the fact that a few months ago opted for the international Sub 21 as a trick to compete with Joel Robles. The Dani Martín’s intention it is also avoid another new course with the parallels of the present. In just minutes (two games in the League and two in the Cup with nine goals conceded), the Asturian is aware of the need to add more time of play if you intend to continue the expectations you raised in the Sporting from Gijón. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 10, 2020 Dani Martin have only 21 years and his letter of introduction making a place in the lower echelons of the Spanish team drove Betis to bet on him to replace Pau López last summer. Nine months later, the verdiblanco team look for a plan B for his goal after glimpsing a irregular performance of the young goalkeeper in the four appearances he had on the field of play in this course. After the unsuccessful bet, the desire is clear: the verdiblanco team seeks an assignment or a transfer for the goalkeeper next summer in order for you to have more prominence outside Heliopolis and thus restructure this position.last_img read more