first_imgJoyce made this statement before presenting a K400,000 sponsorship from SP Brewery to the running of this year’s Digicel Cup.He said SP is not new to rugby league having been the major sponsor of the SP Intercity Cup as it was known back in the early 1990s.“Your teams will be playing every weekend and what happens during or after the game is a reflection of your province.“So rally behind your teams and their opponents and give them all your support and respect,” said Joyce.Joyce went on to say that spectator violence will not be tolerated this season.“There is no going back to the old days of intimidation and unacceptable social behaviour.“If there is anything I can do to make sure that people who perpetrate that type of behaviour   are kicked of rugby league, I will because then that’s a good thing.“ It’s our game. It’s a game we all enjoy. It’s a game to unite communities and not disunite communities,” said Joyce.last_img read more


first_imgThey came with one thing in mind – a clean sweep of Gold, Silver and Bronze in the 200 metre sprint in their division but they missed this aim by a hair’s breath.The three 1- year-old students from Popondetta Primary school were not disappointed though as they still picked up the Gold and Silver medals through Kenis Koko and Abraham Torovi respectively while Lindsey Oki was just edged out by a stronger opponent from Jiwaka to steal ‘their’ Bronze medal.“We are very happy to be able to do this for our province. We came here not knowing what we were up against as it is our first time but we surprised ourselves as well when  nearly made a clean sweep” said Abraham for his mates. The official records they clocked have not been released but according to Rachael Yaga, their Team manager they did very well and are possible candidates for the Melanesian Athletics Championship in Fiji from the 13th to the 15th of next month.Caption:  From Left: Lindsey Oki, Kenis Koko and Abraham Torovilast_img read more


first_img“The other day, Vinicius Junior was flying a kite in São Gonçalo; today it is marked as the future of Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team.” With this entradilla, Luiz Felipe Castro presents his report in Tackle with the Madrid player, that this Christmas was in the humble neighborhood where he was born. Vini does not forget its origins or its philosophy, that Bold and Joy that Neymar coined in his stage at Santos and that the former Flamengo has been recorded. “I am this way and I will never lose my joy,” says the attacker to the magazine The smile always accompanies Vinicius, although he recognizes that sometimes this apparent fun conceals a high degree of nervousness. “I always seem to be calm, but I get very nervous inside. In my debut with Flamengo, for example, I was scared to death. I didn’t even want to touch the ball.”, reveals. Vinicius’s life has gone faster than his ID. His talent took him from the humble São Gonçalo and took him to Flamengo, where he used to play with boys two years older than him; debuted with the first team in May 2017, with 16 years, thus breaking the precocity barriers set by Neymar and Gabriel Jesús; days later he signed for Real Madrid for 45 million and his status escalated until he acquired popularity indexes little seen before in Brazil for a boy his age. “I let things happen naturally,” he says. With only 18 years he landed at Real Madrid and has lived in a ferris wheel. Lopetegui sent him to Castile to reach his “cooking point” and hardly counted on him; Solari hugged him to shake an apathetic and depressed Madrid and Vini he grabbed the challenge with determination until he was injured against Ajax; and with Zidane he is in the fight to gain a foothold (he is the 15th Real Madrid player in minutes, with 699 ’) although he has not yet met that version that excited the Bernabéu. In two seasons he has savored the honey of praise and the bitterness of criticism and mockery for its low definition. Vinicius already landed at Real Madrid warned about the pressure in a club where there are no grays. “Marcelo had already warned me: here, one day you are Pele; the other you don’t play anything,” he confesses. Vinicius, like any player of his generation, is connected to the networks. Everything comes to him, although he tries to isolate himself under his love of soccer video games: “I always have an eye on social networks, I control my account myself. The videogames? It’s nice to play with myself; I think I’m better at games than in real life. “, he jokes. After recharging batteries in São Gonçalo, Vinicius returned to Madrid the last week of December and faces optimistically this 2020 that starts this Saturday with the match against Getafe. The Brazilian is aware that, with Hazard injured, this must be his time.last_img read more


first_imgRod Laver AreaDay session (from 01:00 Spanish time)S. Kenin (USA, 14) vs. O. Jabeur (TUN)A. Barty (AUS, 1) vs. P. Kvitova (CHE, 7): not earlier than 02:30 in SpainT. Sandgren (USA) vs. R. Federer (SUI, 3): not earlier than 04:30 in SpainNight time session (from 09:00 Spanish time)M. Raonic (CAN, 32) vs. N. Djokovic (SER, 2) The day of this Tuesday, January 28 at the Australian Open will once more characteristic the presence of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who will search for their ticket to the semifinals in opposition to Milos Raonic and Tennys Sandgren, respectively. In the ladies’s group there shall be a stellar duel between Ashleigh Barty, world number one, and Petra Kvitova (No. 7).last_img read more


first_imgClassification of Laliga SmartBank since the arrival of Fernando Vázquez to Deportivo. The winter signing performance has also been righ now With Sabin Merino as a flag. Three goals in three games are the Basque striker. Emre Çolak, which premiered against Racing, managed a great goal to give the victory before being expelled. Before that encounter in front of the potters, The Coruña were at nine points away from salvation. Now they are also to nine, but of promotion playoff, and the euphoria has been unleashed in good part of sportsmanship.The most important achievement of the teacher Vazquez has been recover the mood of a template that was totally sunk. Get convert a losing group into another winner. On the board he has put a three central defense which has returned the security to what was the most thrashed team in the category. 35 conceded goals in the first 21 days. Somewhat received in the four games he leads.center_img Fernando Vázquez is he fashion man and there are plenty of reasons for that. The Galician coach took the reins of Sports in January and has managed to resurrect a team that seemed doomed to go down to Second B. Before debuting on the bench before the Numancia, the club from Coruña was colista. Today, after his victory in Albacete, he has come off the descent and is the leader of Segunda since he is leading. And it is that the blue and white count their matches by victories. Four of four. Twelve points out of twelve possible. A rhythm that has not been able to follow any other team in the category.Behind Deportivo of the ‘Vázquez League’ are located the Almeria and the Saragossa With nine points. The hands have a match less and they could hunt the one of Castrofeito, although it is also true that they lost in the farewell of 2019 to Huesca while the Depor, then with Luis César in command, he beat Tenerife.last_img read more


first_imgZidane is on his way to do it again, to inject the talent again. He got it in the double season and now points in the same direction. The diagnosis of the bench, which makes a team resistant, was a success. From Areola, as providential as Courtois, to Vinicius, a scorer’s apprentice, through Brahim, who feels like a cupbearer. Of course, the night went again to Jovic, a non-existent nine.Zaragoza is still spilling blue blood, even prostrated in Second, even full of substitutes, even when it is something else (the ascent). The best of its history lies in the Cup, the trophy that has won more times, and honored his story within its limitations, because to pass was impossible dream, more before this Madrid, in unstoppable inertia. Nothing helps win more than win.The game dawned very cloudy for those of Víctor Fernández. He opened gas at the Madrid exit and took advantage after five minutes. The matter began as usual, in a satin and crossed ball of Kroos who did not put the heel Vinicius but Varane almost empty door. It was the tenth goal of a white defender this season. Mouse was still as a trailing column.Zidane left Casemiro in Madrid, without the one who does not leave or throw the garbage, and to compensate put the titular defense and He folded the guard body in the center of the field, with Kroos and Valverde at the same height and James promoted to midpoint. He also widened the eleven with two extremes, Lucas and VInicius, and with Jovic pointed. Three radically different players. Lucas is an analgesic for all fields and all parties. To put it is not to be wrong. He scored the second goal almost as center forward. With Vinicius, Madrid expects someone (Zidane, preferably) to be able to enrich uranium. It brings spontaneity, but It is difficult for him to make the leap from a mischievous footballer to a transcendent footballer. Always leave something, something is always missing. This time he fastened the task with a good goal. Jovic, on the other hand, is an iceberg. There, hidden among the centrals, in the most absolute anonymity, watch the season go by. It is very distant from the team and always out of place. It is, in short, the hologram of that Bundesliga super goal scorer. Before the break he touched fewer balls than Areola. At that point it was already a trending topic. The first in the party’s credit titles was Kroos, the Madrid mobility agent, double assistant. A reborn and an absolute success of Zidane.Between the first two goals of Madrid, Zaragoza B had its moment, led by Kagawa, the great click, which this time was the sharpest of Victor’s team. A shot of his justified the alignment of Areola, to which the Cup gives vidilla. Nothing more tolerated Madrid, whose defensive strength has a viral origin: it arrived with Valverde, infected Courtois and is now a pandemic.Brahim and BenzemaIn favor of marker Madrid confirmed its superiority, which in addition to technique was already emotional. For three months he feels that nothing bad can happen to him. However, Víctor Fernández did not draw a white flag. In the absence of half an hour got Luis Suarez, the team scorer and his flag player. The public asked for it, which filled La Romareda with greater hope. But there was also a Madrid pass, among other things because Ramos is now an impenetrable captain.In any case, the arrival of the Colombian upset the game somewhat. Kagawa again enjoyed an occasion and James, who did not knock the door down either, wanted to tie a petroleum jelly that was high. Vinicius was also relieved with a great goal. He built the wall with James and gently saved Mouse’s exit. Start learning the trade. After Areola made a miraculous stop, Brahim set the first 0-4 stone with a fancy pass and Benzema regained the lost goal. Madrid arrives at the draw for quarters and the white-tipped derby.last_img read more


first_imgOn Saturday, the first match will measure, beginning at eleven in the morning, the two leaders of each formations, with a duel Suárez-Osaka which may very well be key to the end result of the tie between the Spanish, participant 55 of the world and the Japanese, former world primary, which occupies the 10th place in the WTA classification.If needed the doubles match this one would face, in precept, to the duo shaped by the Girona Aliona Bolsova and Barcelona’s Georgina García Pérez with Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibanara.On this tie is at stake the qualification for the new ultimate section of the Federation Cup, to be held from April 14 to 19 in Budapest, with the presence of 12 nationwide groups in search of the world title. Castellón Sara Sorribes, quantity two, and Naomi Osaka, primary, will open tomorrow at 12.00 the qualifying spherical of the Federation Cup, which takes place this Friday and Saturday at the La Manga Membership Tennis Heart in Cartagena.The day on Friday will finish with the match between Carla Suárez and Misaki Doi, after the draw held on Thursday. The tie will be performed on this advanced positioned in the Cartagena deputation of Los Belones.After the Sorribes-Osaka, the conflict between the Grancanaria Suárez, #1 of the Spanish crew, and 2 in Japan, Doi.last_img read more


first_imgKROOS (30 years, contract until 2023)It renewed last summer and its continuity is not discussed at the Bernabéu, but its feeling he lived better times with Zizou. Marseille replaced him in the derby and did not line him up against City …MODRIC (34 years, contract until 2021)Madrid had him, before the crisis, on his to-do list. The Croatian’s age (34 years old), who wanted to leave in 2018 and that Valverde has taken away from him, keys.ISCO (27 years, contract until 2022)Every year is a new adventure for Malaga. As long as Zidane remains attached to 4-4-2 as a resource, he seems to have a hole. That’s where Isco from the Cardiff and Kiev finals arrived.JAMES (28 years old, contract until 2021)His has been a failed return. For Zidane it does not count and the white entity is between the sword and the wall: either he manages to sell the Colombian this summer or he will leave in 2021 for free … CEBALLOS (23 years old, contract until 2023)For Zidane it is expendable and the utrerano asked to leave on loan to Arsenal to play the Eurocup. With the postponement to 2021, it is in the same … Except for surprise, it will not pass the sieve.ODEGAARD ​​(21 years old, contract until 2023)It will be one of the new faces in 2020-21, as reported by AS. Madrid sees him prepared and although there was initially a pact for him to continue a second year at Real, he will return.KUBO (18 years old, contract until 2025)His year at Mallorca has been as expected for an 18-year-old rookie: with matches he has gone further. Madrid likes what it sees, but the feeling is that it must continue to burn.ÓSCAR RODRÍGUEZ (21 years old, contract until 2023)His cache has exploded this second year on loan at Leganés (seven goals). He has ‘girlfriends’ in the market. The fact that there is no preseason to use damages your options in Madrid.REINIER (18 years, contract until 2026)This break helps him to rest because he came from Brazil without having a vacation. In principle, the current formula will be maintained: Castilla and progressive integration in the first team.Many pieces in the offensive networkBALE (30 years, contract until 2022)It will be the great puzzle of the summer. Zidane wants him to leave, the club assumes that it will cost horrors to sell him and the Welshman will face his departure. The situation is a time bomb …LUCAS VÁZQUEZ (28 years, contract until 2021)One of the pending points of the entity. They have not called him to renew (he only has one more campaign) and Madrid seems ready to turn the page with the Galician youth squad.BRAHIM (20 years, contract until 2025)You will need to rethink the next step in your career. The club tried to find him a loan in January, but the Malaga native resisted. Zidane likes it, but there are others he likes more …HAZARD (29 years old, contract until 2024)“I will be judged for my sophomore year,” he said last week, stung by his pride. The club’s priority is to recover without ankle sequelae. It will be a brand new crack.VINICIUS (19 years, contract until 2025)The pandemic slowed him down as he was settling in for ownership. However, he will not start from scratch: Madrid will not listen to offers for him and the Brazilian gradually seduces his coach.ASENSIO (24 years, contract until 2023)He is ready to be a ‘signing’ of the 2020-21 after spending a year blank due to injury. I was about to play again before the break. Untouchable and hungry left-handed.RODRYGO (19 years old, contract until 2025)Madrid considers him a strategic signing and is confident in his future. He has a guaranteed place in the first squad and if Bale and Lucas Vázquez come out, even more holes to grow.BENZEMA (32 years, contract until 2022)He is and will be the benchmark of Zidane’s Madrid: this same season he extended his bond one more year. Future candidates like Haaland will not change their privileged role. ACHRAF (21 years, contract until 2021)Along with Odegaard, the loan that has grown the most in Madrid’s eyes. The problem? To return he wants to play assiduously and he also has to renew … Zidane has to convince him.RAMOS (34 years, contract until 2021)This week he turned 34 with his future in the air. Contract ends in 2021, the club intends to extend him one more year but the captain would like to sign two and retire at Madrid.VARANE (26 years, contract until 2022)One of the immovable players for Zidane. Along with Benzema, heavyweights from the French nucleus. It will not only continue, it is one of those that enters the policy of upcoming renewals.MILITAO (22 years old, contract until 2025)The central 50M € and the irregularity in his first year of white. It is part of the Brazilianization of Madrid and its status is not altered. You still have confidence.NACHO (30 years, contract until 2022)It has naturally led to the arrival of Militao. He is a Zizou soldier (he went to celebrate his goal in Valladolid with the Marseillaise), exemplary youth squad, extinguishes fires and has no intention of leaving.VALLEJO (23 years old, contract until 2022)Another who has been caught stopping by redirecting. The loan to the Wolves was a fiasco and Granada was his redemption. It is the fifth central: if there is no exit in that area, there is no gap.MARCELO (31 years old, contract until 2022)He wants to continue despite having lost his status as an indisputable left back. His personal relationship with Zizou, being second captain and his life in Madrid push him to stay.MENDY (24 years old, contract until 2025)He is essential for his coach because this year he was the only left back with purely defensive skills. Neither Achraf nor Reguilón seem to threaten their space on campus.REGUILÓN (23 years old, contract until 2023)One of those who has best squeezed his loan. Key in the Seville of Lopetegui, it is young and it is listed. Madrid have faith in him, but Zidane has been more lukewarm and there is overbooking in the position … Achraf, with Borussia.Getty Images In addition to deciding what is needed, both Zidane As the Real Madrid They have to make decisions about which players are expendable in the next project. They have 37 footballers under contract (26 on the roster and eleven on loan) and must discard twelve to cover the space of 25, maximum.This is the situation of the 37 footballers about which Zizou must decide between next season …A goal with a clear ownerCOURTOIS (27 years, contract until 2024)Madrid’s goal is his and will continue to be so. The entity’s only concern is to see who is number two in the hierarchy under the sticks. The Belgian is going from less to more.AREOLA (27 years, contract until 2020)Before the pandemic, PSG was looking for a goalkeeper and that left the option of continuing in Chamartín on a tray after finishing his loan on June 30. Zidane would do well to keep it.LUNIN (21 years old, contract until 2024)An unknown, because it does not manage to have the slightest continuity. He hardly played on his loan at Leganés and neither at Valladolid. He went in January to Oviedo … and now it has suffered the break.LUCA ZIDANE (21 years, contract until 2020)Loaned in the Racing Santander, where he has had prominence, ends contract and looks at France. “I would like to direct my career there next year,” he recently said in L’Èquipe.A defense with a lot of left backCARVAJAL (28 years, contract until 2022)He is one of the captains in pectore. His future is more than assured and he will be one of the next to go through the negotiating table to renew because he only has a contract until 2022.ODRIOZOLA (24 years, contract until 2024)He is not in tune with Zidane and his transfer to Bayern was significant, but in Munich he has had no time or options to claim. Achraf’s great year puts him in check … A core with transfers that ask for passage …CASEMIRO (28 years old, contract until 2023)Zidane considers you as essential as the air you breathe. With Case, the only concern that Madrid has is how to find a natural replacement that gives it breaks.VALVERDE (21 years, contract until 2025)The epicenter of the future center of the Madrid field. It has a € 800M clause and has managed to get Zidane to forget about Pogba at times. The little bird will continue to fly. Bale and James.CHEMA DIAZ Mariano scored in the Clásico.JAVIER GANDUL JOVIC (22 years old, contract until 2025)His controversial escapade to Belgrade in the middle of the quarantine has ended a disappointing first year and creates doubts about his personality. Chelsea and Tottenham are on the lookout just in case.MARIANO (26 years old, contract until 2023)Unalterable despite being again the least used by his coach, he scored in the Classic, he does not want to leave and his salary is now an even greater drag (€ 4M). The Groundhog Day.MAYORAL (22 years, contract until 2021)He has served in Levante (six goals) but in Madrid there are no more nines. On his return, he will have to decide what he does with his future. You only have one more year left on your contract.last_img read more


first_imgThis means that 8% of the players in the Santander League This season they have gone through some of the lower categories of Madrid. Beyond Zidane’s own team, with the six mentioned, highlight Atlético de Madrid (5 – Adán, Hermoso, Saúl, Morata and Llorente), Espanyol (5 – From Tomás, Diego López, Andrés Prieto, Cabrera and Campuzano), the Alavés (4 – Javi Muñoz, Joselu, Pacheco and Aleix Vidal) and the Valencia (4 – Cheryshev, Sobrino, Parejo and Rodrigo).Outside of Spain, with more or less incidence in his days in Valdebebas, there are 41 footballers. Marcos Alonso, Mata, Callejón, Borja Valero or Fabinho they are players fully consecrated in their clubs while Sarabia or Dalmau they are in a great moment so. Bundesliga and Premier League They are the leagues with the most youth squads, a fact that speaks highly of the Factory being two of the best in Europe, but there are also ex-madridistas in Gibraltar or Andorra.Morata is the youth squad who has left the most money in Madrid, around 80 million of euros. Marcos Llorente follows with 40 million and the third is Jesé, which cost PSG 25 million. Some benefits that make the close to 21 million invested Madrid in Factory. Still We do not know up to what point will affect the transfer market the economic crisis the one that is leading the coronavirus, but in the last years the trend was for great players they would break every transfer record most expensive in history every two or three years. This has started to pay more for potential what for immediate performance, as can be the case of Jadon Sancho, who cost five million euros without having made his debut with the first team and will now go over a hundred. The idea is to try produce your own Mbappé and not having to go out looking for it. Real Madrid, following this trend, increasingly concentrates more efforts on its inferior categories.“The Ciudad Real Madrid it’s a dream and one orbsession of this Board of Directors: train children from all over the world in the values ​​of Real Madrid, and make them the best quarry of history, “he explained Florentino Pérez on the sports city from Valdebebas. Factory has always been a world reference and the titles last season confirm this: two juveniles, two cadets, one infant, two fry, one youngest and the prebenjamin won the league in 2018-19. Of the six editions that have had so far the Youth league, Madrid has been a semifinalist in three of them and a quarterfinalist in two others. The merit of the white youth team is not only to produce footballers, but also, there is a large number of footballers formed in Valdebebas they are now in the first European divisions. Specifically there are 83, distributed 42 in Spain and 41 emigrants.Journal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Real Madrid squad players spread over the first European divisions.AS newspapercenter_img But first team level white is so high that only six stonemasons are part of the first current template, Carvajal, Nacho, Casemiro, Valverde, Mariano and Lucas, and the central is the only one who has not had to go out to another team to earn the chip in the squad. Thirteen teams of inferior categories and more than three hundred footballers so that only one has come straight from the quarry. Leaving seems like an obligation.last_img read more