Thiago charges against the Bundesliga: “You are irresponsible”

first_img“This is directed at the DFL: Irresponsible, reckless!” The Munich midfielder wrote on his social network. “This is crazy. Please stop being silly and fall for reality. Let’s be honest, there are many issues that are much more important than any sport.”, stressed the former FC Barcelona who, for his part, was absent from recent training sessions due to illness according to the German newspaper Bild. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of BayernHe added: “We do not have a positive case in the Bundesliga. In the Premier and in formula one, for example, yes, so the activity ended up being suspended. I think we are taking the issue responsibly and always in accordance with the recommendations Politics. It’s okay that in this panic situation, something routine is offered to our fans. ” The boss of the German champion also admitted that all club employees went to their respective jobs on Friday despite the considerable outbreak of the coronavirus in Germany. Thiago has exploded against the Bundesliga authorities after they made official the decision to play the next day of the highest German competition before the competition closes until at least April 2. The Spanish international took advantage of his Twitter account to position himself against said resolution and charged heavily against the German league federation DFL, responsible for finally taking place the next day that will face Bayern Munich with the Berlin Union on Saturday afternoon .last_img read more

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Lautaro Martínez wins career points with Neymar

first_imgThe information published by Ace on March 19 in which it was reflected that Barça could not sign Neymar and Lautaro at the same time next season has begun to take flight in the Barcelona press. On April 1, Sport’s cover already reflected that Barça would have to choose between the Brazilian and the Argentine because of the significant economic investment that the two operations would entail. This Thursday it is Mundo Deportivo who recoils from the cover published a few days ago (“Neymar and Lautaro, both”) and admits that the Barça club is beginning to internalize that it will not be able to sign the stars of PSG and Inter at the same time. And Lautaro is a favorite in the race. The Argentine has a ‘reduced’ record at Inter (two million net per season) and Barça offers him seven million euros per course in addition to a contract until 2025 with the option of expanding until 2027. In addition, Barça believes that it will be more It is easy to negotiate with Inter and, in any case, it has the door open for the 111 million euros termination clause next July. The soap opera will give for more episodes.last_img read more

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Rayo tracks the forward Sandro Lima, according to ‘A Bola’

first_imgThe coronavirus has made competition stop, but football does not rest. At least, some of the sectors that comprise it, as is the case of the sports management and the technical secretariat of the clubs. The planning of the next season has not been parked and with it, the reports and follow-ups of the players are maintained. Rayo is looking for a forward and ‘A Bola’ has put a name on the table: Sandro Lima. The 29-year-old Brazilian plays for Gil Vicente and has aroused the interest of the franjirrojo team and some other from LaLiga, such as Málaga. They both track him down.According to the Portuguese newspaper, Rayo has noticed Sandro Lima and has reportedly probed his representatives. Their numbers are quite interesting for a team like Vallecano, which this season is showing lack of goal. The striker has ten goals in the League, two in the League Cup and one more in the Portuguese Cup, with a baggage of 13 goals in 27 games at Gil Vicente, where he plays on loan from the Brazilian Grêmio Anápolis. At 29 years old, the carioca has a long history in Portuguese football: he has passed through Rio Ave, Académico Viseu, Chaves and Estoril Praia. Sandro Lima has signed 42% of his team’s goals and is just two from breaking the record set by Ferreira in 2003-04, when he scored twelve goals in the League. Not only is the end of the championship in the air, so is the future of the revelation player of Gil Vicente this course. The striker has equaled the best filmmakers’ records of his career (Academician of Viseu, 2014-15) and, in general calculations, Follow in the wake of Benfica’s footballers: Carlos Vinicius (15) and Pizzi (14).last_img read more

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Brathwaite pair rescue Windies, but Aussies in control

first_img Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been the most successful bowler with two for 68. West Indies once again had a dodgy start, losing the right-handed Hope in the morning’s fifth over, sparring at an out-swinger from seamer Josh Hazlewood and nicking a catch behind. Brathwaite and Bravo then countered with dominant stroke-play as West Indies enjoyed one of their finest sessions of the series. Emerging from a typical watch start, Brathwaite blossomed nicely to stroke 10 fours in an innings lasting 174 balls, while Bravo showed glimpses of his good form in a 95-ball innings, which contained six fours. Bravo twice drove pacer James Pattinson for exquisite offside boundaries in the 11th over before aggressively pulling the same bowler through mid-on for another four, in the right-armer’s next over. Brathwaite was uncharacteristically audacious, twice coming down to Lyon and lifting the bowler back overhead for boundaries. He brought up his second half-century of the series and eighth in Tests in the third over before lunch when he punched Mitchell Marsh to the ropes at point and then followed up with a couple to square leg. Unbeaten on 32 at lunch with West Indies on 92 for one, Bravo added just one after the resumption before falling in the third over at 104 for two, caught by Usman Khawaja at backward square as he failed to keep down a pull off Pattinson. West Indies then threatened to implode. They lost Marlon Samuels for four before rain forced an early tea break, and then lost a further three wickets following the resumption. Samuels, with a wretched 31 runs from four innings in the series, steered Lyon to Hazlewood at point and immediately set off for a non-existent run. Both he and Brathwaite started and stopped before Samuels was left stranded by the throw to the keeper’s end. On 115 for three at the tea break, West Indies looked to be flourishing afterwards when Jermaine Blackwood pulled Lyon and drove Pattinson for boundaries in moving to 10. An error in judgement caused his downfall, however, offering no stroke to one from Lyon that ripped back to hit the off stump with West Indies on 131 for four. Kraigg Brathwaite added 27 for the fifth wicket with Ramdin before he, too, perished at the hands of Lyon, gloving a cut to captain Steve Smith at first slip off one that bounced. SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked an enterprising half-century but West Indies’ batting wobbled to give Australia the advantage on the opening day of the final Test here yesterday. Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side finished the rain-hit day at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 207 for six, with the right-handed Brathwaite top-scoring with 85. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, in his second Test, was unbeaten on a cameo run-a-ball 35 and was partnered by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin on 23. Left-hander Darren Bravo also sparkled, albeit briefly, in scoring an attractive 33. He and Kraigg Brathwaite put on 91 for the second wicket following the early loss of Shai Hope for nine but the familiar middle-order collapse followed, with the Windies losing five wickets for 55 runs, to slump to 159 for six in the final session. However, Carlos Brathwaite and Ramdin came together in a seventh-wicket stand currently worth 48 to stall Australia’s progress and ensure West Indies were still afloat at the close. BRILLIANT CATCH Lyon in top form With one run added 15 balls later, captain Jason Holder was brilliantly caught low down by Joe Burns at forward short leg for one, off a firm leg-side push off left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe. Tottering, West Indies were rescued for the second straight Test by the authoritative Carlos Brathwaite, who counter-attacked to pull the innings around. The right-hander, who got a half-century on debut in the Melbourne second Test last week, blasted four fours and two sixes, while Ramdin played a supporting role, facing 72 deliveries and counting two fours. Brathwaite was off the mark in style, clearing the ropes back overhead with O’Keefe off the second ball he faced and then twice swept the same bowler behind square for boundaries in later overs. In the day’s final over, he deposited O’Keefe several rows back and followed up with a full-blooded cut to the point boundary, as West Indies finished strongly.last_img read more

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FLOW scores with massive Man U deal

first_img Things didn’t get better for United, who lost the game 2-1, but as FLOW’s head of marketing and products Carlo Redwood, underlined, Manchester United and football fans in general will have much to cheer about as this partnership unfolds. “We are now the official sponsors of Manchester United in the Caribbean, and that’s a huge deal for us. It’s a partnership that allows us to connect with our customers in unique ways. Manchester United is the most popular football club in Jamaican and the region and it was important to partner with a brand like Manchester United. It allows us to provide new and exciting experiences for our customers,” Redwood said. “A key part of the arrangement is geared towards development of football in Jamaica and the Caribbean. We are working through the specifics of how we will make that happen in Jamaica and the Caribbean, but we will be seeing programmes rolling out in terms of coaching and in terms of different elements of developing football in Jamaica and the region,” Redwood added. FLOW subscribers can also download a free co-branded mobile app, which will feed them with content related to the club. This is also available through SMS subscription. FLOW will also have exclusive distribution rights of the dedicated MUTV channel in the region, allowing subscribers to get access to exclusive Manchester United programming as well as behind-the-scenes access to the club, starting with the upcoming 2016-17 Premier League season. Manchester United legend in attendance. Check. Why stop there? Let’s bring in Manchester United’s mascot, ‘Fred the Red’ as well. Check. A Manchester United game on big screen (even if it was only a Europa League loss to lowly Midtjylland). Check. Telecommunications company FLOW has scored a heck of a deal and they went all out to make that point, certainly ticking all the right boxes yesterday as they launched their ground-breaking multi-year partnership with Barclays Premier League giants Manchester United. Despite their current sporting struggles, the ‘Red Devils’ remain one of – if not the most – recognisable brands in world football and FLOW’s ‘Official Sponsor’ tag will certainly excite their disciples in Jamaica and the region. The deal, which was originally announced several weeks ago, follows the company’s securing of the exclusive broadcast rights for the Barclays Premier League, starting next season, and will include, among other things, engagement opportunities for fans and other programmes geared at the development of the sport in the region. Andy Cole, who scored 93 goals in 195 games for Manchester United and who is also known as half of a fearsome strike partnership with another United legend, Dwight Yorke, was introduced to deafening cheers with the ‘ManU’ mascot Fred also getting his fair share of lens time with the specially invited guests who had packed the aptly-themed Spanish Court Hotel lounge. “It’s (the partnership) fantastic! The Caribbean market is massive, especially when it comes to football, and for FLOW to get involved with Manchester United, it’s a great partnership. It’s just starting out, but, no doubt, it will go from strength to strength, not just here, but right across the Caribbean,” Cole beamed before a quick glance at a television monitor to his right as he checked the score – 1-1 at the top of the second half. MUCH TO CHEER ABOUTlast_img read more

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Vardy scores, sees red but Leicester hold on

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP): Leicester are drawing on the fighting spirit it required to survive in the Premier League a year ago to win the title for the first time. Down to 10 men after being shaken by the dismissal of top scorer Jamie Vardy in the 56th minute, the leaders conceded twice to trail West Ham 2-1. On a day of drama and divisive refereeing at the King Power Stadium, there was one final twist in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Leicester’s substitute striker Leonardo Ulloa displayed coolness from the penalty spot to equalise. Despite dropping points with the 2-2 draw, Leicester extended their lead to eight points over Tottenham, which are at Stoke tonight. “We play every match with blood, heart and soul,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “I said thank you to my players, my fans. We must believe every time. It’s very important psychologically.” As it stands, Ranieri’s team only requires eight points from its final four matches to be sure of completing one of the most astonishing title wins in the history of English football. What’s more surprising is that the title race isn’t more open, given the collapse of defending champion Chelsea and Manchester rivals City and United struggling for consistency throughout the season. The platform to end a 12-year title drought has also been squandered by Arsenal, which have dropped to fourth this weekend after being held 1-1 by Crystal Palace yesterday. Yannick Bolasie’s late goal canceled out Alexis Sanchez’s first-half opener for Arsenal. Liverpool hasn’t challenged for the title since 2014 and the focus in this season of transition, that has seen Juergen Klopp replace Brendan Rodgers as manager, is now on winning the Europa League. Liverpool, which are eighth in the Premier League, followed up their midweek quarter-final win over Borussia Dortmund by beating Bournemouth 2-1. Daniel Sturridge scored after setting up Roberto Firmino’s opener as Liverpool moved to within two points of sixth-place West Ham with a game in hand to boost their bid for Europa League qualification. Liverpool could still land a spot in the Champions League by winning the Europa League. Leicester have already secured their place in European football’s elite competition for the first time and there’s already a party atmosphere at the King Power as the team edges closer to Premier League glory. perfect start Ranieri’s team Vardy got Leicester off to a perfect start by contributing his 22nd goal of the season in the 18th minute. A counterattack launched by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s long throw saw Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante carry the ball forward before setting up Vardy to strike across the face of goal into the net. But Vardy received the first of two bookings 10 minutes later for a late sliding challenge on Cheikhou Kouyate. The second came 11 minutes into the second half for being adjudged to have dived after being held back by Angelo Ogbonna and then tangling with the defender. Vardy was furious at being dismissed and he will now miss next Sunday’s game against Swansea through suspension. Leicester clung on, preserving their lead for almost 30 minutes before conceding twice late on. Andy Carroll netted from the spot in the 84th after Leicester captain Wes Morgan shoved Winston Reid over and Aaron Creswell put West Ham in front two minutes later. But four minutes into stoppage time, Carroll shoved Jeffrey Schlupp off the ball and this time Leicester were awarded a penalty by referee Jon Moss and Ulloa claimed a valuable leveler.last_img read more

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Kudos for Sanya Richards-Ross, writes Laurie Foster

first_imgFoster’s Fairplay is fiercely protective of Jamaica’s world-standard track and field talent. When it seeks exposure under a foreign flag, there is frustration, coupled with anger. This columnist was at the 1999 Seville World Championships. Talking to Jamaica’s team boss, Winston Ulett, mention was made of a 13-year-old Sanya Richards, who was ‘kicking up rumpus’ on the US circuit. She was doing some sprint times that boggled the mind. The response was, “No big thing, Americans are noted for that”. The later-to-be-disgraced, self-confessed drug user, Marion Jones’ feats as a 15-year-old, sprung to mind. Ulett said a whole lot more. He is, in his own right, a man of high track and field pedigree. Kingston College groundings speak to no less. Also, he is the spouse of a highly celebrated educator, who boasts bloodlines to match. He added the real stunner. He mentioned that he had lost the battle to keep little Sanya at Vaz Preparatory in the country of her birth. It was like a body blow. Exit another prized asset. During the 2002 Kingston-staged International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, this columnist, doing radio commentary, displayed unprofessional bias. The sentiment was for a Jamaican to get the better of a then 17-year-old Miss Richards (USA) – tagged ‘the deserter’ – in every event in which she participated. There was utter disappointment in the 400m, accompanying Sheryl Morgan’s third-place behind SR. It was transformed the following day, to openly expressed joy, when Anneisha McLaughlin sped to 200m silver ahead of SR. At the pre-competition press conference, disgust was made known, as choice of country to represent was raised. The label of ‘traitor’ on this journalist could have stuck. This as work environment at the nation’s gateway, albeit over 20 years hitherto, was happily shared with Sanya’s Auntie Claire and mom, Sharon, national airlines employees, and two sisters (any interpretation will do) of inner, but not concealed, beauty. It is now 13 years after Kingston, 2002. Unreserved apologies are extended. Foster’s Fairplay commends Mrs Sanya Richards-Ross for her unswerving support of her prep school, where the talent was first spotted. It remains the platform from which an outstanding career had been launched. sheer brilliance What does it matter that it has been to the everlasting benefit of an adopted country? Sheer brilliance on the world scene, despite a plethora of setbacks, which must have unsettled, serves to show that she is made of stern stuff. Triumphs over adversity have enhanced an image which shows inner strength. She has overcome challenges that athletes face on the path to realising their dreams. Beverly Boggis-Ulett (a former schoolmate of this columnist) and her staff at Dunoon Road-located Vaz Preparatory School, can stand tall and proud. The institution of primary education sits on a solid base of, arguably, the best learning curve that the country can boast. The school is an offshoot of the equally prestigious Morris-Knibb Prep, with Mavisville also part of the august family. It was constructed on land on which previously stood the house where the world cricketing icon, George Headley, lived. Like the Master, it has done Jamaica real proud. Named after a former senior female teacher at Morris-Knibb, Hazel Vaz, it has gifted Jamaica and the world with an outstanding individual in Sanya Richards-Ross. Her dad, Archie, whom I met for the first time at the World Relays in Nassau last May, is Fortis-branded. It is difficult to comprehend how he managed to escape the gaze of this eagle-eyed journalist, a most ardent follower of Bishop Gibson’s institution of learning, despite being herded with rich kids several miles adrift. If ever Foster’s Fairplay, so vigorously at the time, in opposition to Sanya’s move to compete for the USA, is asked why the change of heart? Her words at a function, recalling her early schooling, give the full story, giving back. “It was always one of my greatest pleasures to go back to my alma mater and speak to the kids. Vaz Prep gave me such a great foundation, and they are still instilling the most important values to our youth. Keep reaching for the stars. The sky is the limit.” Gwaan, Sanya, is you large. Send feedback: to lauriefoster2012@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Pardew happy with narrow Palace win

first_img The visitors alleviated the pressure by hitting back on the counter-attack. Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was forced to push a deflected Bakary Sako free kick behind for a corner before Gayle turned a cross from Sako against the woodwork. Palace manager Alan Pardew introduced Zaha from the bench after replacing him at halftime in last weekend’s defeat at Tottenham.The winger was soon involved, bewildering Nyom with his pace before being tripped by the right-back right on the edge of the Watford box. Cabaye slotted home and Gayle should have wrapped up the points with a little over 10 minutes remaining, but could only poke wide from close range after Yannick Bolasie knocked down a cross from Zaha. “I don’t smile often but I do smile today because I was really pleased,” Pardew said. “It wasn’t our greatest performance but it was a good, professional performance and as manager of the team that makes me happy.” WATFORD, England (AP): Crystal Palace rose to sixth place in the Premier League yesterday after Yohan Cabaye converted a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 victory over Watford. Cabaye broke the deadlock in the 71st minute of a dour encounter at Vicarage Road after Allan Nyom made a clumsy challenge on Palace substitute Wilfried Zaha just inside the area. It was a repeat of their 2013 playoff final encounter, with a spot kick proving enough to decide the game in favour of Palace. Despite having plenty of possession it was not until after the interval that Watford came close to getting on the scoresheet. After Almen Abdi had been tripped by Joe Ledley, Jose Jurado stepped up and hit a 25-meter free kick that came back off the crossbar. counter-attacklast_img read more

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Go indoors Asafa, says Cuthbert

first_imgDouble Olympic silver medallist Juliet Cuthbert is suggesting that Asafa Powell add some indoor races to his 2016 season. Cuthbert believes some indoor action would complement Powell’s projected reduction of outdoor races in the period leading up to next year’s Olympic Games. She believes a few races at 60 and 200 metres will help him. “Normally, he wouldn’t race a lot before a major championship,” Cuthbert analysed, “so I’m not sure if he’s going to choose just three races instead of possibly six.” Powell, now 33, actually had five races between the Jamaican Championships and the World Championships, reeling off times of 9.81, 9.92, 9.87, 9.87, and 10.01 seconds. “But I think whenever you cut back,” Cuthbert continued, “it always helps you as long as you have a strong indoor season.” INDOOR INJURY Powell was injured indoors in 2004 and only returned to the early season undercover circuit in 2012. This year, he ran 6.52 seconds for an indoor 60 metres race in January. In February, he withdrew from a follow-up race in Ireland with a minor bout of groin trouble. Understandably, Cuthbert isn’t recommending a heavy indoor schedule for Powell. “Jump into some 200 metres races, maybe two, and possibly, maybe three 60m races,” she suggested while noting how good a starter he has always been. From Cuthbert’s viewpoint, the intensity of his indoor racing depends on how well his background training goes. If it goes well, she proposed, “he should be quite fine to run a few indoor meets and then cut back on the outdoor with the races”. Overall, Powell ran in 13 outdoor meets in 2015 and sped to 10 clockings under 10 seconds. Even though the 2007 and 2009 World Championships 100m bronze medal winner has run in three Olympic finals without reaching the podium, Cuthbert isn’t writing him off her medal projections. She believes he was more confident and relaxed this year. “Next year,” she speculated, “he might be even more confident going in, even though he didn’t get an individual medal this season. “So who knows what can happen next year?” she said.last_img read more

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RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2015 nominees

first_imgThe Hon Usain St Leo Bolt, OJ, CD – Athletics Alicia Ashley – Boxing For his achievement in taking triple gold at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. Bolt won the 100 metres, 200 metres and anchored the men’s 4×100 metres, making it the third time he had taken triple gold at the Championships. Bolt’s success came despite losing significant training and competition time to injury, and his victories at the scene of his 2008 Olympic triumphs made him the all-time most decorated male athlete of the Championships with 13 medals – 11 gold and two silver. For her achievement in regaining the World Boxing Council (WBC) female world super bantamweight title with a 10-round decision over veteran Irish boxer Christina McMahon. In winning the title, Ashley became the oldest female world champion in boxing history. Ashley was the 2014 recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Gala.center_img For her achievement in earning a silver medal in the 50 metres breaststroke in a National Record 30.11 seconds and also the bronze medal in the 100 metres breaststroke, both at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, (Long Course). Atkinson also took the bronze medal in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Pan American Games in Toronto and finished the year in fourth place overall in the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup (Short Course). Atkinson is ranked No.3 in the World in the 50 metres breaststroke. Alia Atkinson – Swimminglast_img read more

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