Paulista, who was not going to play either the game against Atalanta or next week against Real Sociedad by penalty (against Atlético saw the fifth yellow), could not even withdraw on his own foot from the pitch . The images showed how he sprained his ankle and the medical services decided that he retired on a stretcher so as not to force until he checked the extent of his injury, although in the locker room he began to support himself.Valencia, waiting to know how long Gabriel will be on leave due to injury, is left with only two central staff: Mangala and Diakhaby. César Sánchez has been injured since Garay was looking for a center, although the Valencia Soccer Director is not having it easy because of the limitations he has when it comes to finding a replacement for Garay. Gabriel Paulista retired on a Mestalla stretcher. The central was injured in the penultimate action of the match. The player, as confirmed by Celades, “sprained his ankle” and assess the severity of the injury in the coming hours. Another problem for the black and white defense, who lost 14 days ago for the rest of the season to Ezequiel Garay.
Carlos Alcaraz needs to proceed writing his personal story on the Open River, the event the place he has made the leap to the ATP Tour. After profitable a historic 16-year victory over Albert Ramos in an agonizing 3-and-a-half-hour match, Murcia seeks entry to the third spherical of the carioca event this morning at 1:00 in his match in opposition to Argentina’s Federico Coria, brother of additionally tennis participant and finalist of Roland Garros in 2004 Guillermo Coria.Alcaraz, who rested on Tuesday after the exhausting assembly on Monday (ended at 3:00 native time), needs to proceed making historical past after changing into the third Spanish tennis participant of the lively gamers who wins his first recreation within the ATP Tour with 16 years or much less.The Murcia managed to match the feat that Tommy Robredo achieved within the Godó of 1999, when at 16 he managed to premiere on the ATP Tour in opposition to the Italian David Sanguinetti. The one in every of Hostalrich additionally managed to beat within the second around the Russian Marat Safin and solely the American Todd Martin, eighth of the world rating at the moment, was capable of cease his advance within the event within the third spherical.On this precocious file Alcaraz solely surpasses Rafa Nadal, who gained his first recreation with 15 years in opposition to Ramón Delgado within the Mallorca event in 2002. Nonetheless Nadal fell within the second spherical of the Mallorcan event in opposition to the Belgian Olivier Rochus, whereas Alcaraz might seal this morning before Coria his go to 3rd spherical. 6️⃣ tennis gamers🎾 who gained their 1st ATP match before the age of 17🧒 on this century.Gasquet vs Squillari (54 ATP) 2002Nadal vs Delgado (81 ATP) 2002Harrison vs. Caves (95 ATP) 2008Tomic vs Starace (73 ATP) 2009Garin vs Lajovic (166 ATP) 2013Alcaraz vs Ramos (41 ATP) 2020 pic.twitter.com/aPd363WIKW– Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (@bcnopenbs) February 19, 2020Alcaraz additionally enters the choose tennis membership which within the 21st century has achieved its first victory within the ATP circuit before the age of 17. Beforehand they did Rafael Nadal (before Ramón Delgado in Mallorca) and Richard Gasquet (before Franco Squillari) in Monte Carlo 2002, Ryan Harrison (before Pablo Cuevas) in Houston 2008, Bernard Tomic (before Potito Starace) on the 2009 Australian Open and Christian Garín (Before Dusan Lajovic) in Viña del Mar in 2013. Alcaraz will search this morning to proceed making historical past in his first expertise on the ATP Tour.
The I raised He faces the break as an opportunity to recover cash for the remainder of the competition. Ruben Rochina, Robber pier, Nemanja Radoja Y Hernani, which ended the week with the group in the last work session before suspending group training until further notice. In this way, Paco lopez It could count up to four players after the coronavirus crisis of at least two weeks without competition. Radoja he is the one who is the furthest from returning. The Serbian midfielder fell last day in the match against Granada at Ciutat de València on the return to the team after his hamstring injury. It lasted 55 minutes. The Balkan has relapsed and aggravated his ailments, since tests confirmed grade II tear in the hamstrings of his left leg, the same area that had him six weeks away from the playing fields. On that occasion the injury was grade I.While Robber has been working with the rest of the group for a few weeks after overcoming his anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee, produced on the penultimate day of last season against Girona, with the descent at stake, in Montilivi. The Galician could end the season by entering a call, but from the coaching staff they are very cautious with the central defender, who has gone through a long and hard process so far. Rochina, for his part, he fell the following week, in the match against Villarreal, when he was having a great personal moment. The one from Sagunto had a grade II muscle break in the right adductor, with a diagnosis of around four weeks of discharge. Without joining the group yet, the left-hander was close to rejoining the training dynamic. On the resume it will be ready. The Portuguese winger began to take his first steps with the group before the suspension of training on the recommendation of the RFEF. The Portuguese suffered an osteochondral injury to the internal femoral condyle of the right knee who finally opted to heal through conservative treatment, thus avoiding surgery. A little more than a month later, the confirmation of his non-operation was on February 10, Hernani is already tested with the other colleagues.
Everton’s coach Carlo Ancelotti is confined to England with his wife and daughter-in-law while controlling the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, he has given his point of view in an interview to L’Equipe about all the problems that the virus can cause in the world of soccer.Confined to England: “Everything is going well. I am in Liverpool, with my wife and daughter-in-law. My daughter and her husband, my son and his wife are also in England. We have the right to go out once a day, but I try not to do it too much. I stay at home as much as possible. I follow the government’s instructions. I also see what is happening in Italy and I do not want to take any risk, neither for myself nor for those around me. “Your day to day: “You do things that you’ve never done before. It’s kind of weird to me but I have to do it, I have to adjust. I focus on a few more personal goals. For example, I have to put my knee back in place, so I do a A little bit of cycling A little bit of diet too … not bad for losing weight Later, I watch some of my team’s games on video I also keep in touch with the players I don’t call them regularly along with the coaching staff we send out a training program that we update to keep them in good physical shape. “No one on the roster is infected and no one left England: “The entire group stayed. The Premier League is suspended until May 3. None of our players tested positive for Covid-19.Resume Premier League: “There is a Premier League meeting on Friday. We will see what comes of it. One of the important aspects is that all the clubs resume training at the same time, that there are no disparities, that none of them has an advantage over the others. Later , no matter the interruption time. Today’s players can physically respond in fifteen days. “The biggest break in the history of contemporary football: “It is a lot, but a player has no problem playing a match after seven or eight weeks off. Obviously, he will not be 100% from the restart but he has the capacity, there is no doubt. All the teams will be equal conditions. We train while we play. “Play behind closed doors: “It does not matter when the Premier League resumes. Before resuming you must be sure that everyone is protected. The players, of course, but also the people who work in a match, such as journalists, security … So play on goal Closed is not the best for football, but if it is necessary to guarantee everyone’s safety, this may be an option. “The coronavirus in Italy: “I have many friends confined to their homes. We often talk on the phone, but they are fine. And I have the impression that the situation is improving a little, day after day, now that we have reached the peak. Of course, I am still concerned that the The virus continues to kill more than 600 people a day. It is very painful to hear that many of my compatriots die every day. “The measures in Italy to stop the virus: “I think Italy has done a good job in a very difficult context, never seen before. The government has been strict and has taken action on the matter.”England is not late: “No, I don’t think so. When the epidemic began in Europe, there were few cases in England. And when the coronavirus began to accelerate in the country, the English government was very reactive, both in the dissemination of information and in the precautions to be taken Apparently there are several cases of contamination in London, but here in Liverpool the situation is under control. “ Italy, more affected than Germany: “Italy was the first affected country in Europe, it should not be forgotten. And perhaps Germany could have anticipated the problems by seeing what was happening there. Later, I don’t know …”He understands that Liverpool may find it unfair not to resume the Premier League: “Yes, I understand that, but what matters today is that the health of all people is assured. We just have to think about it. It is for this reason that we must follow the government’s advice to the letter and stay at home. This it’s the priority. Only the government can make the decisions. “Salary cuts: “I think when we reboot, and we will reboot, the clubs will experience financial problems. I don’t know if they will be able to receive all the intended television rights, but let’s wait to resume before planning for the future. I think the players and coaches will agree to discuss their salaries again, but let’s wait until the situation is on the agenda before responding. “The world is changing: “Of course the world is changing. It will never be the same for everyone again. It is like a war right now. And then it will be like a post war.”Football is united and aware: “There are many generous players who donate. After that, it depends on the personality of each one, but yes, I think soccer is united and that it perfectly realizes what is happening around them. Soccer has never been closed for more than eight weeks. Never. Suddenly everyone understands the situation very well. At Everton, for example, the club reacted very quickly to help people who may have been infected. Everyone is concerned. “In Corriere dello Sport , He said that Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp told you that ‘playing Liverpool-Atlético was criminal’: “Not true. I speak to Klopp but I did not speak to him about this.”Was it good to play the Atlaanta – Valencia ?: “Considering what happened next, it’s easy to say it wasn’t a good thing, but at the time, I don’t think anyone understood what was going on. It was difficult to make a decision and avoid the game. There was not as much contamination as now. It was the beginning of the epidemic, but it’s kind of easy to say that now. “In China it started earlier: Yes it’s correct. But if we look closely at the case of Europe, until the end of February there was not much pollution.You are not concerned about the future: “No, I’m calm. We have to wait. Then we will have to change our way of life a little. It is unfortunate to have to see so many deaths, but this crisis will lead society to other types of relationships, more humane. We are realizing that it is important that a daughter and her father or that a husband and a wife communicate with each other, communicate more. We found the pleasure to chat and not only that of having the nose on the phone. Nature warned us and we have to stop a bit. We spend our time running and it feels good to take a break. I also think this situation will help make all health systems even more efficient. “You have to learn from what happened: “I don’t know what will happen next, but I hope so. What is happening to us is a lesson for us, a good lesson to learn, and I hope it improves us for the future.”He misses soccer: “Of course I miss soccer. I like to train, I like to watch games, it’s normal. However, soccer is not my priority right now. In fact, I don’t care if we will resume in June, July or August.”
The president of Seville, José Castro, appreciated the agreement with the staff for a salary reduction and the ERTE to be held in the entity, approved this Wednesday by the Andalusian Government: “It has been a very worked agreement, with a lot of dialogue. It is not easy for a group of 25 people to agree. With good will among all we have reached that agreement, very good for the entity, “he said in the official media.The amounts saved will cushion the club’s losses, according to the utrerano: “The squad has made the cut. I am very satisfied. Also due to the effort, it belongs to the majority of Sevilla employees. After studying all the possibilities, we understood that ERTE was the best solution. We have worked so that all those affected have 95% of their emoluments. And that is why the managers and senior officials have given up part of our emoluments. And not in the short term, but in the medium term. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 16, 2020 Why not one hundred percent of the emoluments? “In Seville we have not characterized ourselves for governing with the gallery in mind. Governing requires an exercise of responsibility, honesty and decision-making, sometimes not very popular. We required everyone’s effort. Not just for now, but looking to the future, “said Castro.Regarding the return of the competition, the president said: “There is a lot of uncertainty. The priority is to stop the pandemic. What I hope and wish is that the competition returns as soon as possible. “And finally, he spoke of the return of part of the fertilizers: “We are waiting to take action when it is known whether there are matches or not. That does not prevent us from working on them. We act on real and safe things. “
Cassano arrived at Real Madrid in January 2006 from Roma and stayed with Madrid until the summer of 2007, when he returned to Italy to sign for Sampdoria.His Madrid stage ended with 29 games, four goals, and a Spanish League.Cassano: “Cristiano is manufactured talent; Messi will never be seen again in life”Cassano, who played a season and a half at Real Madrid, has no doubts in the comparison between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, assuring that the Portuguese is “a manufactured talent” and the Argentine is a player that “we will never see again in life “, a” Federer, Jordan or Maradona “. “Cristiano Ronaldo is a manufactured talentYou also notice it on social networks where you see him doing sit-ups with his children. There is a lot of talk about him, less about Messi. But in soccer they are two completely different things. CR7 is very strong, but has built talent“He indicated in an interview with Sky Sports that Europa Press collects.“Messi, on the other hand, is Federer, Jordan, Maradona, something we will never see again in life, he has immense talent as a gift from nature. I often hear that Messi played with phenomena in Barcelona. I only remember Xavi and Iniesta, then at the beginning there was also Ronaldinho. But Messi also made players like Pedro, Dani Alves, Mascherano and others become champions.“he stressed.“He made many players grow with his talent. Ronaldo’s objective is to score goals, he does not give a damn about the team or the assists. Messi, on the other hand, makes you grow the whole team and he is my idol, “he added about the ’10’ of Barça, who gave his name to his second son born seven years ago. The former Italian player Antonio Cassano He assured this Wednesday that the biggest remorse of his career is “not having taken the opportunity to play for Real Madrid”, in which he spent a year and a half between 2006 and 2007, and acknowledged that it is his fault if he did not succeed in the Madrid team.“My great regret is not having taken the opportunity to play with 23 years at Real Madrid, the greatest team in history, with the best players in the world, such as (the French, Zinedine) Zidane, (the Brazilian) Ronaldo (Nazario) and the others, “Cassano said in an interview on Italian television” Sky Sport ” .“In Madrid I could play a spot in eleven with (Brazilian Robson de Souza) Robinho, and I also replaced (the Portuguese Luis) Figo and (English Michael) Owen. That means I was one of the best, but I did a lot of ‘disasters’, “he acknowledged.After scoring in his Copa del Rey debut against Real Betis, Cassano accumulated 17 games in his first six months in Madrid, but lost prominence the following year due to altercations with his compatriot coach Fabio Capello.“In athletic training I lost 16 kilos and scored two goals in the first three games, but then I was left out of the team. I lost my mind and when you disrespect Capello, he leaves you out. Then he gave me another chance, he did a lot for me and I did little for him, “he admitted.
The final set of preliminary games in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Community Mini Basketball Tournament will be played today at the Breezy Castle Sports Complex on Harbour Street in Kingston.Last weekend, there were six matches – four on Saturday and two on Sunday – in round-robin play at the National Stadium Courts. Majesty Lakers and Rae Town Bulls each scored two victories.The Lakers registered the most comprehensive win, a crushing 24-0 margin against Delacree Young Stars. In other matches that day, Majesty Lakers netted a second win, eclipsing Rae Town Bulls 10-8 in one of the most competitive matches.Rae Town Bulls, however, got better results in their other games as they beat Palm Grove 11-7 and turned back Delacree Heats 6-4.Two games were played on Sunday and Palm Grove pulled off a shocker in the first by hammering Majesty Lakers 20-0. In the other Sunday match, Delacree Heats beat Delacree Young Stars 6-2.In today’s matches, the top two teams on points will meet in the final. Games start at 1 p.m.Meanwhile, Selassie FC ran out the biggest winners in the Kingston and St Andrew leg of the INSPORTS All-Island Community Football League last weekend.BIGWINSelassie FC thumped Mandela 8-0, while four other teams recorded wins. Uplink Youth slammed Kingston and St Andrew Strikers 4-0, Sandy Park beat Future FC 2-0, Majesty Gardens beat Conscious United 2-0 and Dallas Castle clipped Whitehall FC 1-0.Meanwhile, Nannyville Youths drew 2-2 with African Gardens and St Albans and Hagley Park played out a similar scoreline.Also, there were four matches in Westmoreland. Rose Street turned back Grotto 2-0 and Shantilly also won 2-0 over Russia. Stratbogie edged Sholin 1-0, while Innswood and Gully Bank played out a goalless draw.A total of 33 teams are participating the Westmoreland League, which kicked off last Sunday with the four matches and an opening ceremony at the Llandilo playing field.Sixteen games will be played tomorrow at four venues – Llandilo, Godfrey Stewart High, Petersfield High and New Market Oval.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Around the world, players, commentators, and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a “major wake-up call for the world of tennis”.Many called for clarity, saying that the public and players have a right to know who is suspected of cheating. Others warned that the match-fixing scandal has the potential to damage the reputation of tennis, just like doping or corruption scandals have hurt professional cycling, athletics, baseball, and soccer.Martina Navratilova, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, tweeted: “We need facts, not suppositions.”The scandal broke on Monday when the BBC and BuzzFeed News published reports – timed for the start of the Australian Open – alleging that tennis authorities have ignored widespread evidence of match-fixing involving 16 tennis players who have ranked in the top 50 over the past decade.BuzzFeed titled its story ‘The Tennis Racket’ and said that half of those 16, including a Grand Slam winner, were at this year’s Australian Open.”This really casts a very dark shadow on our sport right now,” Mary Jo Fernandez said on ESPN as part of a panel discussion yesterday on the controversy.”Hopefully, because the world is watching, something will be done about it. We need to flag who these players were,” said Fernandez, a three-time Grand Slam finalist, winner of two Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals.Federer was among the first to demand more information: “I would love to hear names,” the Swiss star said on Monday at a post-match news conference. Referring specifically to the claim about a former Grand Slam winner, he asked, “Was it the player? Was it the support team? Who was it? Was it before? Was it a doubles player, a singles player? Which Slam? It’s so all over the place. It’s nonsense to answer something that is pure speculation.”His comments have resonated with those who say that not knowing leads to dangerous speculation.”This is turning into a witch hunt,” said Patrick McEnroe, a former French Open doubles champion and captain of the US Davis Cup team who was in Melbourne commentating.No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic was put on the spot yesterday at a post-match news conference, where a reporter told him that an Italian newspaper had just reported that he “wanted to lose” a match in Paris in 2007.”You can pick any match that you like that the top player lost and just create a story out of it,” Djokovic said.”This is now the main story in tennis, in the sports world. There’s going to be a lot of allegations,” he said, calling it “just speculation” and saying “it is not true”.GAMBLEDONHEAVILYUntil now, the average fan may have had little idea that tennis is one of the most gambled on sports in the world, with bookmakers actively taking bets mid-match. Between matches at the Australian Open, tennis experts have explained the mechanics of match-fixing, spelling out that it doesn’t necessarily mean throwing an entire match but could involve taking money just to double-fault or lose a set.”We in the tennis world have all heard the stories about this going on at the low levels. No one knew it was happening at the Grand Slams,” McEnroe said. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. This is a major, major wake-up call for the world of tennis.”The BBC and BuzzFeed report prompted an immediate news conference by tennis’ governing bodies on Monday in Melbourne Park, where representatives denied allegations that any evidence about match-fixing had been suppressed. Officials noted that the sport’s anti-corruption division, the Tennis Integrity Unit, has pursued 18 disciplinary cases that resulted in life bans from the sport for five players and one official. It was set up in 2008 after a surge of suspicious betting activity in tennis.
MANCHESTER, England (AP):It sums up the erratic nature of this season’s Premier League that a match between Chelsea and Manchester United has been relegated to a mere sideshow just as the title race is getting interesting.Instead, this weekend is all about whether Leicester can pull off their biggest shock yet and finally be recognised as genuine title contenders.Leicester, who battled relegation all of last season, take a three-point lead to Manchester City tomorrow in a match between the top two sides in the league. A victory would guarantee Leicester at least a five-point lead with 13 matches remaining.Surely that would make them team favourites for the title and set up one of the most unlikely story lines in English football history.”It’s not a coincidence we’re top of the table,” Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater said. “This is team spirit at its highest. We won’t stop believing.”We’re staying on the ground but if we carry on the way we are, then why not have the belief (to win the league)? It would go down in history surely.”Even a draw would be fine for Leicester, who visit another title challenger in Arsenal the following weekend before a benign run of games.City, though, will want to send a message to Leicester’s upstarts and collect a fourth straight win in all competitions to take over in first place on goal difference.Seeking a third league title in five years, City have extra motivation for the run-in – giving departing coach Manuel Pellegrini a successful send-off after it was announced this week that Pep Guardiola would the club’s manager from next season.MANCITYBUILTTOWIN”Manchester (City) are built to win the title, to win the Champions League,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said yesterday as he continued to downplay his team’s chances of winning the league.Asked who will win the title, Ranieri chuckled and said with a smile: “The others.”City said yesterday that captain Vincent Kompany is back in training after a six-week layoff with a calf injury.Chelsea – the defending champion – and Man United – a record 20-time champion – already are also-rans in the title race, although United will boost its ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League with a win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. United is in fifth place, five points off the Champions League qualification spots and 10 points behind Leicester.Chelsea is 13th and can probably forget about making up ground to the European positions in the top five.Arsenal is winless in its last four league games and has dropped to fourth, behind Tottenham on goal difference, ahead of a visit to Bournemouth on Sunday.Also tomorrow, it’s: Liverpool vs Sunderland; Aston Villa vs Norwich; Newcastle vs West Bromwich Albion; Swansea vs Crystal Palace; and Southampton vs West Ham.Wayne Rooney often scores goals in bursts and the Manchester United striker is in the middle of another hot streak.He has scored seven goals in seven games after his latest strike, in a 3-0 win over Stoke on Tuesday that relieved pressure on manager Louis van Gaal.”He has his momentum,” Van Gaal said about Rooney, “but also the team is now playing more for him, I think. We have to wait and see where he goes with this rhythm of making goals, with this then he is a fantastic striker.”
Carifta homecoming! – Swimmers, track and field athletes lauded for achievements at regional championships
“I was really passionate. I was there with you in spirit, and I just want to say the Carifta Games has been our stamping ground over the last 45 years so it is not surprising that we dominated the competition, equalling last year’s medal haul in the process,” Grange underlined of the track and field stars. In lauding the swimmers, she said: “You have done exceptionally well. You have come back from Martinique with 25 medals and you have made us exceptionally proud.” Jamaica hold the record for the most medals at the track and field championships, 88 overall. The record-breakers on the track and field team were Zico Campbell (U18 boys’ shot put), Warren Barrett Jr. (U20 boys’ shot put), female Under-20 400m hurdler, Shannon Kalawan, who replaced a 13-year-old record, Shian Salmon (U18 400m hurdles) and the boys’ Under-18 4×100 metres relay team of Michael Stephens, Christopher Taylor, Jhevaughn Matherson and Dejour Russell. “We feel really excited,” said head coach Reynaldo Walcott. “To be fair, it was a conservative effort; we have to ensure the safety of our athletes first and foremost, so we feel good team Jamaica did well, and I’d like to just encourage the kids to keep doing their best.” In the pool, Keanan Dols set a new 15-17 age group record of 2:07.80 minutes in the 15-17 boys’ 200-metre individual medley. In the preliminaries of the event, he lowered the 2004 record of 2:08.15 by Barbadian Olympian Bradley Ally. Emily McDonald broke Olympian Alia Atkinson’s 50m freestyle record (28.23) with a time of 28.15 seconds. The swimmers, who were experiencing financial challenges, received a $1 million boost from the Sports Development Foundation. ASAJ president, Handel Lamey, thanked the minister, sponsors, parents, stakeholders and the supporters on behalf of his team. “On behalf of the swimming fraternity, aquatics in Jamaica, we would like to say a big thank you and continue to support us,” said Daley. The sports minister said celebrations would soon be announced for both teams. Jamaica’s junior athletes in swimming and track and field were recognised for their achievements at the Carifta Championships at a function hosted by Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange at the Norman Manley International Airport’s VIP Lounge. Jamaica won 86 medals – 42 gold, 28 silver and 16 bronze – at the Carifta Games in St Georges, Grenada. The total accumulated by the team of 80 boys and girls was the second highest number won by Jamaica at the regional showpiece. This year 20 swimmers swept 25 medals – eight gold, nine silver and eight bronze. The team also had 12 other swimmers making finals along, with 25 personal bests. MEDAL HAUL