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first_imgWho will be sure is Gerard Piqué, which on Wednesday rejoined the group after overcoming its overload in the adductor of the right leg. Despite not completing the session today, the player is expected to be in full condition for the match against the Getafe. 2. 3 What the center does not know yet is if it will jump to the field next to Umtiti, if it finally recovers from its discomfort in the right knee, or from the branch of the subsidiary, the Uruguayan Roland Araujo. Do not forget that the other central team, Clement Lenglet, can not play when sanctioned.In any case, it seems clear that if in the lead the situation is absolutely bleak, with only two players in the first team, Griezmann and Messi, in the defense, and specifically among the centrals, it is also not for firing rockets, with three players for two positions, but counting that one of them, Umtiti, he can barely play three consecutive games of high demand because of a battered knee that is taking him to a dead end after ignoring the advice of the Blaugrana doctors to go through the operating room as the only solution to their problems.And as misfortunes never come alone, the defense Nelson Semedo, with tonsillitis, was the other absence in training, which by the way, had the novelty of the Brazilian Net, after overcoming your sprained right ankle.center_img As we advance in ACE, Samuel Umtiti finished the game against Betis very sore in his right knee. So much so that the next day, in recovery training, the French central did not jump into the field, staying in the locker room to perform “specific work,” according to the club. The truth is that the right knee of the player was very inflamed and opted for rest and anti-inflammatory as first shock measures. 48 hours later, the knee is not so inflamed, but the player still has residual pain in the area, so from the medical services it has been decided to continue doing rehabilitation work in the gym. In any case, everything indicates that this Thursday Umtiti already jump to the field to prove himself in front of Saturday’s game against Getafe.last_img read more

first_imgOn the different hand, Schwarztman, first head of sequence and quantity 14 of the world, completed his sport of the quarterfinals against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. “I had been taking part in at a excessive stage of tennis, reaching the final in Cordoba and right here I used to be in the semifinals with the very best situations to advance and even win the title. I waited till the final minute to see if Sousa went down, “ the Argentine joked.The ‘Peque’ fell final Sunday in the final of the Cordoba Open against the Chilean Cristian Garín 2-6, 6-Four and 6-4. Ruud and Sousa will meet in the final of the Argentine Open, which is performed on clay, this Sunday. Norwegian Casper Ruud beat the Argentine on Saturday Juan Ignacio Londero 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 and will play the final of the Argentine Open, the ATP 250 of Buenos Aires, against the Portuguese Pedro Sousa, who certified as a result of his rival, the native Diego Schwartzman, didn’t present as much as play for an damageRuud, eighth favourite and quantity 45 in the world, will look for his first ATP title. The Norwegian got here to this occasion with out shedding partials in the earlier matches, however he fell in the first against Londero. In the second quarter the place had a string of unforced errors that tipped the steadiness in favor of Ruud. In the third quarter the Norwegian maintained his stage and the Argentine didn’t enhance.last_img read more

first_imgThe little one of the Alcantara is back. Rafinha celebrated this week his 27th birthday receiving the award for the best player of Celta during the month of January. after one flashing first lap, the midpoint ceded for Barcelona again resembles that footballer who aimed at crack before suffering three serious knee injuries.“I was very clear what was going to happen,” says the Brazilian about physical problems They ballasted him during the fall. “They were waiting for me different workouts and another way to play. I was aware that it was going to cost me. I’ve taken but now I meeting in fullness“, says the little son of Mazinho. On the shores of the Atlantic it has also been re-contracted with a old acquaintance that did not appear in the initial script. Oscar Garcia, who landed in November on the bench of Balaidos, trained the versatile attacker in the youth of Barça: “It was one of the years I stood out the most. Messi was playing fake ‘9’ in the first team and he had the idea to try me on that same position. The truth is that I started score many goals and we won everything. “The be reborn of the 2016 Olympic champion in Rio arrives in a key moment in his career. His contract with the Blaugrana entity ends in 2021. Everything indicates that at the Camp Nou they will try make box with him at the conclusion of this campaign. An unequivocal symptom of that intention is that the termination clause from Rafinha has gone from 75 million from euros to 17 after the renewal signed to play a loan in Celta.If you keep the physical level and the game of the last two months, the Brazilian international will not be missing offers this summer. Because of its age, it is still time for re-dress the shirt of the Canarinha Among the huge competition to take a place in the attack of the world pentacampeona are the Real Madrid Rodrygo and Vinicius. “They have a huge quality and show how Brazilian football has grown again,” says the Celtic, who breaks a spear in favor of carioca: “I have no doubt that Vinicius will end up scoring for the talent he has.” The last campaign Rafinha had to play Leo Messi in the Classic that meant Julen’s dismissal Lopetegui. The Argentine was injured and Ernesto Valverde placed the São Paulo as a false right-handed. his performance in that 5-1 he did gain weight in the plans of the Txingurri, but a month later the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee in the Metropolitan Wanda broke.Although the current course started it being one of the most outstanding culés, in the last days of August he decided to return to Vigo, the city where he grew up and where was consolidated in First six years ago under the orders of Luis Enrique.The Celtic convinced him with his ‘Operation Return’, the same plan that seduced Denis Suarez already Santi Mina. Rafinha preferred to be mouse head What a lion’s tail. “I knew it was a risky step, but I was looking for continuity, “admits ’12’, who begins to live what he imagined last summer:” I am happy for to have met footballily, feel one hundred percent. Logically, you always hope to have best resultYes, but now I can prove the football player that I am and, in this way, be able to help the Celtic“.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool arrives at the Metropolitan with confidence deposits in the clouds. He is on his way to breaking all the records in the Premier to be crowned champion with unusual speed. He beat Norwich, the colista of the championship, in a match in which those of Klopp showed discomfort, especially in the first half. Kloop tried to save resources against the last classified of his championship, but he could not do it and finally had to pull Mané and Fabinho, both of them convalescing lately, to solve the match. And it was precisely an exrojiblanco the last to circumvent the attention of the two central network. Raúl Jiménez tied Wolverhampton-Liverpool momentarily on January 23 with a header from Adama Traoré. It was 1-1 because before Henderson had scored, also above the exit of a corner. In the 84th minute of that duel, Firmino finally gave Liverpool the victory. The Mexican striker had managed to surprise Liverpool in a kickback that he initiated, to send to space on Robertson’s back. There Traoré gave continuity to the counter and returned to serve so that the Aztec headed from the point of penalty free of mark. In addition, before the Canaries the Mersey city team added another unbeaten goal again. Tettey was close to scoring in the second half, but the post spat out his shot from outside the area. Apart from that, the Norwich had another option to score, this one in the first half. But Alisson came out very well at Pukki’s feet. In the end another match that the Brazilian added without fitting and the best thing for Klopp is that he feels he has found the ideal match to accompany Van Dijk in the center of the rear. Matip’s injury raised doubts. Later the German technician met Lovren’s, but what seemed like problems became solutions. On December 14 Joe Gomez (22 years old) formed as a starting couple with Van Dijk in the center of the defense against Watford and since then, in 900 minutes of Premier, Liverpool has only conceded a goal.center_img Van Dijk had to leave to cover Robertson’s back and Gomez did not get to cover the Mexican. In the first half Jiménez again had another occasion, this time looking for Alexander-Arnold, the other side of Liverpool, clearly identifying the weak points of the network defense. Since that December 14 when Gomez settled with Van Dijk, Liverpool has added nine goals to zero in ten Premier matches and has only conceded that goal from Raúl Jiménez.last_img read more

first_imgThe break in tennis is lengthened by the coronavirus disaster. After the six weeks initially deliberate, a brand new date has been decreed to return to exercise: Sunday June 7. On Monday 8, in precept, the competitors would return. In each the ATP and WTA circuits there will likely be no exercise till then. This suggests the cancellation of the Madrid 1,000 Masters, from Could three to 10, and that of Rome, from 10 to 17. Later, it will be Roland Garros’ flip, though he anticipated different actions and moved his dates from September 20. to October 4, one week after the US Open. Worldwide Federation (ITF) President David Haggerty spoke about this prolongation of inactivity in tennis: “In these tough occasions, it’s extra essential than ever for our sport to return collectively to offer the best potential certainty to all these affected by these deferrals. We acknowledge the big impression this can have, however finally, the well being and security of gamers, officers and spectators have to be our major concern.. The ITF is dedicated to taking a accountable method, working with all tennis stakeholders to allow gamers of all ability ranges to renew play as quickly as it’s secure to take action. “.last_img read more

first_imgThe Bundesliga wants to return to the playing fields as soon as possible. The road map drawn up by the highest German competition foresees the resumption of the championship by May 9, as long as it is possible to guarantee the health of the players. PFor this, there is a total of 20,000 tests that may be necessary to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. throughout the remaining nine days, a figure that is causing a major conflict within German society.The idea of ​​allocating such a number of tests to the exclusive use of footballers blew up health experts, that they consider it to be the most unfair taking into account what some people suffer to get a single copy. Christian Seifert, President of the Bundesliga, already stressed that doctors and health personnel had preference over all kinds of athletesBut the majority of society continues to see a kind of prioritization of the world of soccer over the rest in the face of such a waste of tests. “We could play again in the fall, when we have enough tests and nobody feels that they are depriving them of anything”, explained the doctor Karl Lauterbach in the German chain Sport1. Sports philosopher Gunter Gebauer went further: “There are too many tests taking into account the number of people at risk of infection. It is something excessive“He stressed. The heads of the Bundesliga clubs are of the same opinion: “Soccer does not occupy a special position. It has to go hand in hand with health and society “, he concluded in statements to the magazine Kicker.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s Jamaica Racehorse Trainers’ Association (JRTA) Day at Caymanas Park, the well-supported 10-race programme featuring the JRTA Trophy over 1200 metres.A maximum field of 16 native-bred three-year-olds (non-winners of two) is down to face the starter, and victory should go to the lightly-raced 3-y-o colt, MAN IN BLUE, who left on a winning note on February 8 in maiden company.Trained by Richard Azan for emerging big owners, New Blue Limited, the chestnut colt by Miracle Man out of Lady Chiriya oufinished ROAD WI SEH by a short head over 1300 metres – as the howling 2-5 favourite back then – and although returning from a 10-month absence, has trained well and should take up where he left off.Truth be told, MAN IN BLUE looks to have a bit more class than his 15 opponents, on a line through ROAD WI SEH. He has worked fairly well alongside stable companions FRANFIELD, the recent Superstakes winner, and EDISON, in preparation for this trophy and reporting with only 52.5kg and champion jockey-designate Shane Ellis aboard, gets the nod over TURBO MACHINE CAT, TROJAN and the fleet-footed FIRE ALARM.I am expecting MAN IN BLUE to track the expected leaders FIRE ALARM and TROJAN into the straight, before disposing of both a furlong out. Thereafter, it should be smooth sailing as he should supplement New Blue’s December 5 double with the two-year-olds CUP O TEA and MISS MYRTLE.Supporting features on the card are the Dye Job Sprint over 1200 metres, for native and imported two-year-olds; the Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup over a mile, for maiden two-year-olds; and restricted stakes over a mile for the Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial Trophy, to be contested by nine starters. The field for the latter race includes top contenders BRAWN, ORIGINAL TRAIN and SOUTHERN CRUISE.Significantly, the programme is staged annually by the Vin Edwards-led JRTA. Most of the races have been named in honour of prominent members, including Enos Brown, Dalton Sirjue, Clifford Atkinson Sr. and founding member, the late Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis.BRAWN catches my fancy in the Seymour Mullings Memorial Cup, while other firm fancies include BLUE DIXIE IN the first for two-year-olds; FORCE DE JOUR to repeat in the fourth; BIGDADDYKOOL in the Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Trophy; NATASHADONTPLAY in the sixth; and SIRMANDI In the eighth.last_img read more

first_imgBEIJING, China:Seven years ago, Jamaican 800 metres athlete Natoya Goule, then a student at Manchester High School, was invited to the 2008 Olympic Games as an Olympic youth ambassador.Goule has returned to the Chinese city – this time as national champion and as Jamaica’s leading athlete in the event at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.Goule, who relived her experiences during the 2008 Olympic Games as she witnessed dominating performance after dominating performance from her countrymen, says she was influenced to get more focused in her event and is now eager to make her own mark in the Bird’s Nest.”After coming here and seeing all the Jamaicans doing so well here in the Bird’s Nest at the Olympics in 2008, I was really driven to try and qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games. That didn’t happen, but I know with God’s help, I will make it next year. But coming back to the same place, I’m just looking forward to running on the track. I’m looking forward to it,” an elated Goule told The Gleaner.”I’m physically fit and I feel like I’m ready to go out there and run. I just need to focus and run my race and not focus on others,” added Goule, whose winning time of 1:59.63 at the National Senior Championships was the fastest she had ever registered.She credits her improvements to the added international exposure she enjoyed competing at the IAAF World Relays in the 4x800m in The Bahamas, as well as at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.ADDED CONFIDENCE”I think competing with other 800m runners at that level has given me added confidence, so it’s really exciting, and all these international meets and championships have been preparing me for times like these. I have been praying really hard about it and my training will speak for itself on the track,” said Goule, who has won six of her nine races this year, even though she has only broken the two-minute mark once. “I know that a lot of persons won’t expect much from me, but I’m hoping to prove them wrong.”Her coach, Mark Elliott, a Jamaican who also coaches at Clemson University, believes she will do well once she paces herself well during her competition, while noting that the objective is to get her into the final.”Honestly, her progress is good, but expectation-wise I’d say she is still trying to learn to run at this level. It’s a process, but I’m more comfortable with her preparation now than in the past,” Elliott said.”She just needs to distribute her race. I think she is in shape to run at the top level. [I think] 1:59 is great, but I also think she is in better shape than that, honestly. It shows in practice; it’s now about applying that in the race,” added Elliott. “Take each round and do whatever it takes to make the final. That’s our objective.”andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe Marshall was in town, and he wore ‘light blue.’ Alex Marshall, the leading goal-scorer in the ISSA/Flow Manning Cup, powered St George’s College (STGC) to a cracking 2-0 win over neighbours and bitter rivals Kingston College at the Constant Spring field yesterday. STGC, as a result, finished with a perfect three wins to qualify for the semi-finals from Group J, while St Jago beat Haile Selassie 3-1 at the Prison Oval in their final game. The former national under-17 midfielder, now St George’s centre-forward, has been heroic all season, striking a whopping 21 goals in all competitions to plant them in the Super Cup and the Walker Cup final and now the Manning Cup semis. “St George’s probably has the player or the deciding x-factor, and that was the end result in their favour. We were undone, of course, by a very good player in Alex Marshall, all credit to him. I thought that we did well to contain him for the remainder of the game,” KC coach Ludlow Bernard reflected on yesterday’s 2-0 loss. High expectations Marshall told The Gleaner: “I wasn’t at my 100 per cent best, but I still went out there and did the job. I wouldn’t say they (St George’s) rely on me, but they expect me to go out there, get the opportunities, and make use of them,” he added. Marshall’s opening goal gave STGC the go-ahead inside minute 14, with the skillful, agile, and clinical finisher creating space for himself before firing home from just outside the box, past captain/goalkeeper Akim Larmond. His strike partner, Gregory Messam Jr, was dragged down by defender Jaziel Thompson inside the penalty box after getting on to a split-perfect through ball in the 78th minute. Marshall obliged, coolly dispatching the resulting penalty kick low and hard to the right of Larmond to round out the 2-0 triumph. KC had their chances with Javain Brown leaving Matthew Wilson and Paul Young for dead with his express pace before rolling an inviting pass across the face of the STGC goal, begging Jerome Lodge to tap it inside the net. The offer wasn’t taken, and KC missed what was a great chance to pull level before half-time. Throughout the game, KC’s leading forward, Rashawn Mackison, had a good game, providing through passes and goal-scoring opportunities but was not supported. Paul Young was given a straight red card in the 80th minute for violent conduct, while six yellow cards were issued in the historically-hot North Street derby. “Thank God we are in the semi-finals! This is what we wanted. Kingston College pushed us. I dare say Kingston College and St George’s is the greatest rivalry in schoolboy football, and we expected this from them,” Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell said.last_img read more

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa, (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was only one of two players in double figures as Dolphins suffered their second straight loss, going down to Titans by 66 runs in the Ram Slam Twenty20 Challenge here yesterday. Chasing a hardly imposing 137 for victory at Kingsmead, Dolphins were bundled out for 70 in the 16th over, with Bravo top-scoring with 27 from 31 balls batting at number six. David Miller, with 12, was the only other batsman in double figures as seamer Chris Morris (4-9) and new ball partner Albie Morkel, with two for 14, destroyed the innings. Dolphins were slumping at 35 for six in the tenth over when Bravo partnered with Andile Phehlukwayo (7) in a 25-run stand for the seventh wicket to get their side past the 50-run mark. The right-handed Bravo struck three fours before he was eighth out, caught at the wicket to give Morris his third scalp. Earlier, Bravo had taken one for 31 from his four overs of medium pace as Titans tallied 136 for nine after being sent in. Opener Quinton de Kock top-scored with 38 from 31 deliveries, while Mangaliso Mosehle struck 25 from 27 balls. In his first game for Dolphins on Sunday, Bravo suffered the indignity of a first ball ‘duck’ as the side crashed to their first defeat following four straight wins. – CMClast_img read more