14 May

Two steps to match the season with more games

first_imgThe top of the season I would be in 68 meetings, which would be equivalent to contesting the Europa League and Cup final, a situation as hypothetical as utopian considering the demands of the competitions and the distressing situation suffered by Espanyol in LaLiga, but reaching those 57 games is getting closer. Between the first meeting (July 25) and the last (May 24), 304 days will pass and the parakeet team has in its hand to go down in history getting the season with more official matches than ever. Approaching an average of playing an official match every five days. A record that will depend on the evolution of the team to really occur. The Espanyol will play 38 games from LaLiga, at least Europa League 14 (which would be more in case of eliminating the Wolves) and three of Copa del Rey (Again the figure would increase if Abelardo Fernández’s team passes the next round). That puts the season already on mathematical form in 55 meetings, very close to the record that was set in the 2006-07 campaign with 57, when the Blue and Whites reached the UEFA Cup final and reached up to 15 games in that competition. To this figure we must add the 38 League, two from the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona and two from the Copa del Rey against Rayo Vallecano. An elimination, that of Copa, which could cost, curiously, the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde.Leave the parakeet team behind 53 games that had disputed in the 2005-06 campaign, when he was champion of Copa del Rey with Miguel Ángel Lotina and alternated that competition with European participation. In total, the Blue and Whites played eight UEFA and seven Cup matches, to add up to those 53. It also buries the 50 disputed in the historic UEFA of 1988. This course that number of games has already been overcome taking into account that Espanyol has added six Europa League pre-matches, which can help to achieve the record of matches in the same course.last_img read more

14 May

The proper names of PSG and Atlético for the Cavani operation

first_imgSimeoneCoach wants a 9. He was already asked by a striker in summer, in fact, and Rodrigo (Valencia) was about to arrive. And later Diego Costa was injured and desire became a necessity: Morata has been left alone in front. And since then names have been coming out, but Cholo is only convinced by Cavani. The Uruguayan would boost the workforce and it is not clear if other raisers would. However, he is aware that for Cavani to arrive, a player should leave the dressing room … Atlético wants Cavani, and better today than tomorrow. He wants it for months, or perhaps it is better said than for years. It’s Simeone’s favorite, that he does not see clearly the other options that the club has put on the table, but the PSG does not seem willing to open the doors just like that because it would weaken for the decisive stretch of the season. And this other condition, the salary limit that hinders the red and white in this winter market. The club has half a month left to hire a 9 and in this multi-band operation there are several proper names that have a lot to say …Miguel Angel Gil MarínThe CEO of Atlético tries to satisfy as he has always done Simeone’s requests and has launched for the signing of Cavani, advancing since summer, when the player will be free, in January, at the request of the technicians, who after the injury of Costa feel that the position is lame. Gil marin He traveled to Paris this week for an ECA meeting and has taken the opportunity to meet with PSG leaders to bring positions, although he has not sent optimistic news to Madrid. Will continue to squeeze while the market is open. Nasser Al KhelaïfiWhen Gil Marín calls, on the other side is the president of the PSG. Al Khelaïfi does not want to part with Cavani and there is no reason that convinces him. Although now the headline is Icardi, leaving the Uruguayan would mean weakening the workforce. He is also a historical footballer for the entity. Everything plays against Atleti. Y the economic issue is not something that can worry the PSG and its owners. For everything, it represents the most complicated obstacle for the arrival of Cavani to the Metropolitan.LeonardoParallel to the previous conversations, the PSG sports director has also been contacted by Andrea Berta, his counterpart in Atlético. From his point of view, Cavani is essential for the PSG and I would only understand his departure if another striker came in return of level. That same was transmitted to the player in the meeting they held before Christmas, when the forward transferred the possibility of leaving in January.center_img CavaniThe object of desire of Atlético … that PSG does not have left over. Your contract with the Parisian club expires on June 30, so the question is whether he is facing his last months on the team or his last days. Cavani is seduced by the idea of ​​joining Atlético de Simeone and he let those in the team know, but he doesn’t want to look bad with anyone. It is his seventh season in Paris and he is the top historical scorer of the club, whose hobby idolizes him. He doesn’t plan to dirty his career with an exit in bad ways, although it will do its part.OblakAt first It has nothing to do directly with the Cavani operation. But with the relations between PSG and Atlético. Slovenian has been wanted by the French champion for years, but the rojiblanco club has worked to maintain it. If the PSG opens the door in some way to the Uruguayan, he wants to be taken into account in the future. And he will put the goalkeeper’s name on the table.last_img read more

14 May

A domino effect with Cavani, Rodrigo, Alcácer and Gameiro

first_imgAlbert Celades, in the press room, neither assured nor denied that he was going to have Rodrigo at his command in February (“What I see about Rodrigo is that he trains with us and I don’t speak of hypotheses”), while Quique Setién did make it clear that “we consider signing a nine”. According to the information handled by AS, Rodrigo would be among the candidates to replace Luis Suárez, although it is an operation that is described as “complicated to execute” in January. Valencia reached an agreement with Atlético de Madrid for 50 million in summer by Rodrigo, an option that failed to materialize because the rojiblanco club did not find a destination for Correa. That is the minimum price for which Peter Lim would change his mind about Rodrigo, because from Valencia, after the classification of the team for the knockout stages of the Champions League, it was filtered in December that the international would not be on sale now in January. But today in the club ché simply refer to that there is no talk of “hypothesis.” His coach made it clear on Friday that he does not have the Spanish striker and he is crazy about music for returning to Mestalla. Of course, the German club (minimum) wants to collect what they once paid for it, which sources close to the operation amount to 23 million euros (although from Germany there was talk of 28). By the way, Barcelona did not keep any preferential rights nor a percentage of a future transfer, so the Alcacer operation could not be linked in economic terms to that of Rodrigo Moreno.The Alcacer operation, as mentioned, would be directly more linked (at least in Peter Lim’s mind) to the exit of Kevin Gameiro’s Valencia. Lyon was bidding for French, although the French club has signed Ekambi. But in the last hours, specifically ESPN, spoke that the PSG would have Gameiro among its candidates to replace Cavani, as long as the transfer of the Uruguayan to Atlético de Madrid is closed (Chelsea and United also want it), a red and white club that was also raised for January although with the small mouth the signings of Alcácer and even recovered the reports on Rodrigo. But both were discarded and focused their efforts on Cavani, for which they offer 10 million and with which, as they assure AS, they would have an agreement for three seasons. Ten days left of the market and the thing goes forward. Four names monopolize the focus in the last hours: Rodrigo Moreno, Paco Alcácer, Edinson Cavani and Kevin Gameiro. Valencia is in the middle of three of those fronts, Barcelona, ​​Atlético, Borussia Dortmund and PSG are the other actors of stories that go in parallel but have linked chapters.Sports world He included Rodrigo Moreno in a list of strikers who would manage Barcelona to replace Luis Suarez (Aubameyang and Timo Werner were also on the list of the newspaper published in Barcelona). In turn, the Italian journalist Di Marzio, with a portal specialized in the market, said that Jorge Mendes was in negotiations with Barcelona for the transfer of the Valencia international. Valencia, beyond Rodrigo, has Paco Alcácer between eyebrow and eyebrow. AS gave exclusively last Friday that Lim wanted to recover the one who was a black and white quarry. The operation was in mind for both summer and now in January, although, if it took place now in January the exit of Kevin Gameiro and Rubén Sobrino, would be knocked on the door of Borussia by Alcácer. But Borussia does not need to be tested much.last_img read more

14 May

Operation Rodrigo: Barça would sign Bruno Fernandes and leave him on loan at Valencia

first_imgRodrigo Moreno has not trained today with Valencia in the previous Cup match. The striker who is at the Cugat clinic in Barcelona, ​​with Cillessen and Manu Vallejo, initially undergoes a review to check the condition of his knee with Dr. Cugat, who is an external doctor at Valencia, as Cope has confirmed. In fact, it was already there two weeks ago. This, first, implies that Rodrigo will not be on the list for the match against Cultural, which could have been his last game with the Valencia shirt.Rodrigo’s absence coincides with a key day in his future. Valencia and Barcelona will continue negotiating today for their transfer. Yesterday the agreement was not closed, although the parties settled down to speak today.Bruno Fernandes optionIn Rodrigo’s operation, the possibility of Barcelona signing to Bruno Fernandes (Sporting de Portugal), who was about to sign for Manchester United, and would automatically transfer it to Valencia, as published by ‘Superdeporte’. As AS has learned, the operation would not be for now, but from June. The idea is that Barcelona would sign him until 2025, but with an agreement to transfer it until the end of the 2020-21 season. And is that the club blaugrana, by issues of Financial fair play, I could not undertake the two operations in this winter market. The Alcacer option, also openValencia also prepares its offensive to hire Paco Alcacer. The striker, who is in Dortmund pending his return to Mestalla, is chosen by Valencia to reinforce his front. As AS reported, it was from the beginning of the market. Of course, the initial operation was thinking of June or, failing that, if Gameiro and Sobrino had left now in January. But Alcácer’s name has remained the first option as a result of the emergence of the option of Barcelona signing Rodrigo to replace Luis Suárez’s loss. Valencia knows that it has the OK of Alcácer, with which it would take “three minutes” to close his contract, although obviously the pitfall is in the claims of Borussia Dortmund. The Germanic club, little given to the assignments, would give the green light to the exit of Alcácer whenever it recovered the invested in its day, which would be around 25 million.last_img read more

14 May

Roger Federer retrieves his RF logo after breaking with Nike

first_img– Gustavo Goitía (@goitiatenis) March 10, 2020Federer misplaced the rights to make use of this logo after its contractual relationship with Nike led to March 2018 After virtually 20 years as a sponsor. The Basel tennis participant created the RF model collectively with the American firm, which has managed to retain the rights thus far.In the meantime Federer continues to recuperate from the operation he underwent on his proper knee and that can take him a number of months away from the tracks. Thus We must wait at the least to the month of June to see Federer exhibit his RF logo on his kits of the Japanese model Uniqlo. LOGO RECOVERED! Federer will as soon as once more have ‘RF’, which distinguished him in articles and clothes, after greater than 11 years with Nike. The Swiss once more owns the rights by means of an organization he created, Tenro AG, and now Uniqlo will begin advertising and marketing merchandise with that particular logo pic.twitter.com/VtljTeB6ex Roger Federer will be capable of exhibit his attribute ‘RF’ logo virtually two years later. The Swiss tennis participant could be near recovering one among his hallmarks that he has not been in a position to put on on the circuit over the past two years.The Swiss has recovered the rights to the ‘RF’ model due to the corporate Tenro AG, which the tennis participant himself created in 2007 and manages, amongst different providers, the Roger Federer web site. This firm already seems because the proprietor of the RF model.last_img read more

14 May

The Pucela would touch the permanence extrapolating the results of the first round

first_imgIf the competition resumes one day, Real Valladolid will11 games would be ahead, like the rest of the teams, and with 29 points he should still add between nine and eleven to reach a permanence to which right now the blanquivioleta team leads in four, the Mallorca brand, with 25 points, although the pucelanos have the great goal won with the vermilions by having defeated Vicente Moreno in both duels, so they should earn five more units than the Valladolid people to get out of the descent.If we extrapolate the results of the first round to the games that are missing in this second round, the result is that Real Valladolid would get 10 points, would add 39, which, practically, would give him salvation. In this way, Sergio’s team tied with Leganés, Celta and Atlético de Madrid, the next three rivals, then four duels would come in which Pucela did not get a point (Getafe, Sevilla, Levante and Alavés) would face Valencia , with which he tied at Zorrilla, would receive Barça, the team that beat Blanquivioletas 5-1, and would finish the League against two teams that they have already won: Eibar and Betis. In total two wins, four draws and five defeats. The negative side of this extrapolation is that in the first round, the Valladolid players against the rivals who have already played in the second round, had achieved 11 points, while in this second round they only added eight in the same number of games. We will therefore have to wait for the competition to resume to see if the team improves the 21 points of the first round, which would take him to 42, or it stays a little shorter. We must remember that last season the team finished four points above the descent with 41 points, 22 won in the first round and 19 in the second.And it is necessary to take into account that, right now, in a simulation of the score, the permanence would be 35.2 points, that is, 36, reason why to Real Valladolid repeating the results of the first return the accounts would leave him. However, extrapolating is not a scientific method, much less because of those 11 duels in the first round, the blanquivioletas played five at home and six at home. Now it will be the other way around. The pucelanos will play six games in Zorrilla, against Levante and Alavés in a row, and five at home so the points could be more given that the Valladolid players this season have achieved better results before their public, despite having played fewer games: 16 points in 13 home matches and 13 points in 14 duels away.last_img read more

14 May

LaLiga says that the FEF is not competent in its Europlan

first_imgIn addition to this, and in relation to the National Cup (Copa del Rey in Spain), depending on the different cases, the Europa League Regulation of the current cycle (Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2018-21 Cycle) includes, in its Article 3, the different options and cases by which it grants the right to participate in the European competition (Europa League) to the next classified in the league competition (in this case the 7th classified) in the case that the Cup champion has already was classified to the Group Stage of one of the two European competitions for his sporting merit in the final league standings.For all these reasons, the incompetence of the Delegated Commission of the RFEF to adopt any type of agreement on the matter is evident, much less unilaterally and regardless of the organizer of the competition that entitles international participation, affecting the competitiveness and integrity of the LaLiga Santander competition itself in this case.That said, and in line with the proposals-drafts of competition calendars worked by UEFA itself with the European Leagues, it is appropriate to make the following considerations in relation to the qualifying positions that may be eligible to participate in the Europa League:to. The start of the Champions League and Europa League Group Stage is scheduled for October 20, 2020.b. The Preliminary Stage for qualifying for the Group Stage to which a Spanish club has the right to access (6th place in LaLiga Santander or 7th place in the event that the Cup Champion obtained their right to participate in the European Competition for LaLiga qualification of the 1st to 6th place) and according to the UEFA Regulation Access Lists (also published by the RFEF by UEFA regulations in its Circular 31) would start on August 13 (Q2).c. For all this, There is a lot of time left to play the Cup Final to find out who should be the club that should participate in the UEFA Europa League preview of Q2 on August 13, in the event that the Cup champion was already classified for the Champions or Europa League due to his league classification and, in this way, it had to be the 7th classified (as it has been in previous seasons) the one who had to dispute the Phase Q2 classification. If this were the case, the club ranked 7th in LaLiga would be known from July 31 that the LaLiga Santander competition would end.In the event that the two Cup finalists have already qualified directly for the Champions League or Europa League Group Stage, the club entitled to the Q2 qualifying dispute would be known from July 31, which would end the competition. of LaLiga Santander according to the schedules scheduled with UEFA.For these reasons, I would like to reiterate that this item 5 of the Agenda cannot be debated or agreed in any sense because it is already defined and agreed by the competent body of UEFA and, also add that, any type of decision at the national level, if necessary, should be agreed with LaLiga given that it clearly and directly affects the competition in terms of its competitiveness and its integrity. LaLiga considers that the RFEF has invaded its powers when approving in its Executive Committee the classification criteria for the next European competitions in case the Spanish League does not finish. For the organization that groups the clubs, the Federation you cannot establish a qualifying order for UEFA purposes without it and also considers that the regulations of the highest continental body are being skipped when trying to make the runner-up of the Cup qualify for the Europa League because this assumption does not figure in the European regulations.LaLiga also considers that Rubiales has invaded its powers by proposing the suspension of national competitions in football not teachersional.European competitionsRegarding the classification criteria for European competitions, the letter from the LaLiga lawyers says verbatim:“With regard to this 5th item on the agenda, we would like to state that the dispute of international club competitions organized by UEFA, linked to the sports merit obtained, on the one hand, by the competition organized by the National League of Professional Football (such as the First national football division, or Liga Santander), and on the other by the Copa del Rey Competition (the champion holds the right of access to the European competition), it is a right that derives from the final qualifying consequences of said competitions, from which said sporting merit begins. Being the LaLiga Santander Competition, as we have already indicated regarding the proposal for Item No. 4 on the Agenda, organized by the National Professional Football League in coordination with the Federation, effects reserved for the final classification cannot be attributed to an intermediate or incomplete classification without having the organizer of the competition, for different reasons.First. Lack of RFEF competenceFirstly, it is not the responsibility of the RFEF, and therefore of this Delegate Commission, to make these types of proposals that could directly affect the competitiveness and integrity of professional competition. Any decision that affects the professional competition must be decided by LaLiga or, where appropriate, by it in coordination with the RFEF.Second. CriteriaSecondly, it should also be remembered that the criteria on access rights to European competitions are the responsibility of UEFA, through the agreements of the respective Committees, among which is the representation of the European professional Leaguess, together with other stakeholders in European football. In this sense, and for the 2018/21 Cycle, the places of access to the European Competitions are approved by the corresponding bodies of UEFA and included in their Competition Regulations for both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (see website of UEFA). The accesses are already determined in them (with their access lists according to each member association) based on the classification of the national competition and the champion of the national Cup competition.last_img read more

10 Feb

NCB Intercol Champs starts today

first_img 1 p.m.: Triple jump – men 2 p.m: 3000m steeplechase – women 3:30 p.m: Long jump – women 4 p.m: 400m hurdles – women 4:15 p.m: 400m hurdles – men 5:15 p.m: 800m – women 5:20 p.m: 800m – men 6:30 p.m: 100m – women 6:35 p.m: 100m – men The University of Technology (UTech), the defending male and female champions, will be hoping for more success when the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships begins today at the National Stadium. Start time is 1 p.m. The meet is being sponsored for the second year by National Commercial Bank (NCB). At Wednesday’s launch, NCB announced $3 million in sponsorship for the meet. Associate sponsors are Lucozade and new sponsors Island Grill. Global apparel maker Nike will be a clothing sponsor. Belinda Williams, NCB’s group corporate communications manager, said at Wednesday’s launch: “Sports is something I am passionate about. Our intention is to make it better every time.” She added: “We are cognisant of the ever-increasing importance of sports in defining the heart and soul of Jamaica. This is why we did not hesitate when asked to come on board with sponsorship assistance.” The meet director is MVP president Bruce James, who described it as a “good transition for athletes from the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.” UTech should be strongly challenged by former champions GC Foster College in both categories, while the likes of the University of West Indies and a new-look Mico University College team should make the championships intense and exciting. Fourteen finals – eight on the track and six in the field – will be contested on today’s opening day. Several former high school stars will be competing in their first intercollegiate championships. These include World Junior 400 m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde, who is expected to compete in his pet event along with Michael O’Hara in the 100m and Martin Manley in the 400m. All three are teammates at the University of the West Indies. Dawnalee Loney and Tiffany James will compete for Mico University in the 400m. James is fresh off her 400m bronze at the Carifta Games in Grenada last weekend. Entrance fees are $200 for students with IDs on today’s first day and $500 without. Tomorrow, it will be $400 with IDs and $1,000 without. Selected finalslast_img read more

20 Jan

Gordon: Send suspended Simmons to Sri Lanka

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Former West Indies Cricket Board president, Ken Gordon, believes suspending head coach Phil Simmons was the right thing to do but says he should still be allowed to join the squad in Sri Lanka in some capacity.The 85-year-old Gordon, who led the troubled entity between 2005 and 2007, said Simmons’s appointment as head coach had been a positive development, and since he had now apologised for his actions, the WICB needed to find a way of incorporating him.”The reintroduction of Simmons as coach has been an invigorating development. A former Test player, Phil is well respected and liked on all sides,” the Trinidad Guardian newspaper quoted Gordon as saying.”He is a good leader, knows the game and has come back to us with an impressive track record earned from his virtual transformation of the Ireland cricket team.”Fortunately, too, the board now has a further opportunity to redeem itself if it responds maturely and accepts Phil Simmons’ apology. If they can be magnanimous, even at this late stage, and make him a part of the Sri Lanka team.”Biased selectionsSimmons was suspended for the tour after telling media in Barbados last week that people were using their position to influence the selection process, and keep the Trinidadian duo of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard out of the one-day team.He said he and chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd, had voted for both players to be included for the tour of Sri Lanka next month but revealed that the other members of the selection panel – Courtney Walsh, Courtney Browne and Eldine Baptiste – had voted against the move.”I don’t think that it (selection) was done as professionally as it should be done, [there was] too much interference from outside and in this case, I even go as far as saying maybe influence because the reasons that were given for them being out,” Simmons complained.Gordon, a successful Trinidadian businessman, said Simmons’s suspension was warranted but his subsequent apology showed he understood the mistake he had made.”The really terrible irony about the current situation is that suspending Simmons was the right thing to do. Disciplinary action was required in the circumstances,” Gordon pointed out.”He now understands that as coach it was wrong to make such public criticism of the organisation he has been employed to represent. His responsibility was to fight this internally or leave. You cannot have it both ways.”last_img read more

20 Jan

H View satisfied with draw

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Harbour View FC were joyful following a goalless draw against Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) at the western team’s home ground at Wespow Park, Montego Bay.Down in the doldrums of the league table, Harbour View had goalkeeper Joel Johnson to thank for a superb game, as he made four spectacular diving saves late in the second half to deny MBU.The ‘Stars of the East’, however, were left to complete the game with 10 players after Rosario Harriott was issued a second caution for a crunching tackle on forward Dino Williams in the 67th minute.Harbour View, sitting last in the table with three points, stemmed their tide of losses with Sunday’s draw. They previously recorded a single victory and three straight losses.”We came not to lose, and having drawn the game I think a point is good enough,” said Ludlow Bernard, Harbour View’s coach.”I lift my hat to all the players and I give them credit for playing hard from start to end. Apart from that, it was a great game and we look forward to moving out of the danger zone,” added Bernard.MoBay’s Williams was booked for lashing out at his marker.Slavisa Bozicic, MBU’s Serbian technical director, decried his team’s many missed chances, stating his players were unlucky not to score.”We had many chances to score but just couldn’t hit the target today. It was an otherwise good match. The opposition played hard and the result, although we would have preferred a win, is not a bad one,” said Bozicic.StandingsH Lion FC 6 4 1 1 7 3 4 13UWI FC 6 4 1 1 7 6 1 13Jamalco FC 6 3 1 2 10 5 5 10Arnett 6 3 1 2 7 5 2 10MoBay Utd 6 3 1 2 7 5 2 10Portmore FC 6 2 2 2 5 6 -1 8Reno 6 2 2 2 3 4 -1 8Tivoli FC 6 2 1 3 6 5 1 7Mav-Hugh 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7W’house 6 2 0 4 4 7 -3 6B Town 6 1 1 4 5 9 -4 4H View 6 1 1 4 2 8 -6 4last_img read more