Lions to dedicate tour to London victims, says Warburton

first_imgSpeaking in Waitangi on Sunday, the Wales star’s thoughts were with the six people killed and at least 48 others injured in the incident at London Bridge and the Borough Market.Warburton, whose team opened their tour with a 13-7 win over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians on Saturday, said the Lions wanted to bring some joy to those affected.”In future performances and wins, we’ll dedicate to those who have been involved and I guess we can play a small part in trying to cheer a majority of the nation up by trying to be successful over here,” he said.”We’ll commit our performances and all our efforts to those involved recently in London.”He added: “I just wanted to wish those involved all the best wishes from the Lions players and management.”Our thoughts are always with the people back home in Britain and Ireland so thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to the families and people involved in that incident.”Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to those affected back home by the tragic events in London. pic.twitter.com/jNjpQ7vJYy— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 4, 2017The Lions have nine matches left on their tour, including a three-Test series against the All Blacks.Tour manager John Spencer also sent his regards, saying: “We’re four nations, but we’re one jersey, one team.”We’ll all stand united here about the sentiments in London.”The Lions are next in action against Super Rugby outfit Blues at Eden Park on Wednesday.last_img read more

Lewas gearing up to take on Scotland

first_imgThe match will start at 1:45pm (10:45am PNG time).In their practice matches this week, the Lewas lost by 5 wickets to the Combined XI but managed a seven run win over China in the second match.Eight countries are taking part in the tournament that will be held in Thailand.It will run from the 28th of November to the 5th of December.The Lewas are pooled alongside Bangladesh, Scotland and hosts Thailand.   The other pool is: Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland and China.The top two teams of each pool after the preliminary stage will advance to the semi-finals.The winners of the semi-finals will not only move into the final, but also book their spots in the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 in India.last_img read more

Roberto goes to Alavés

first_imgThus, Roberto’s adventure in the Premier has barely lasted six months, after he signed for West Ham last summer free after finishing his stage at Espanyol. He signed for another two years another optional one. This season he has played 10 games (eight in Premier and two in Carabao Cup), although in the last duels he has been a substitute and that has led him to look for a new team. In Vitoria it will also be complicated, since it comes to be a replacement of guarantees of Pacheco, who is the undisputed owner of the goal of Mendirroza for several seasons.Before leaving for West Ham, Roberto Jiménez had gone through Atlético de Madrid, Nástic, Recreativo, Benfica, Real Zaragoza, Olympiacos, Málaga and Espanyol. It is the third time he returns to Spanish football after trying his luck abroad in Portugal, first, in Greece and in this brief stage in England. Roberto Jiménez (33 years old), West Ham goalkeeper, will become next Monday in new goalkeeper of Alavés. As you have learned AS will arrive on loan until the end of the season to cover the departure of Antonio Sivera, who has left on a loan with an option to buy from Almeria. last_img read more

Jordi Alba and his trip to Camp Nou: “I don’t like to be beaten in the 15th minute”

first_imgAfter making a small move with the harrow in the 2-0 action that was overturned by Martínez Munuera and the VARJordi Alba opened another melon of conflict between players and fans after the game and complained about the pitos that Barça heard at some point: “The attitude of the team is good, the players leave everything. No player likes not to play well, but whistling in the fifteenth minute with a zero draw I don’t like. Just as I respect everyone, they have to respect me. And I don’t like to be beaten“. He also denied problems with Eder Sarabia: “It seems that Sarabia killed someone … now it seems that the coaching staff cannot express themselves as they wish and for nothing … he lives football intensely, he did not disrespect anyone, I would have done the same or worse in his place, we are not upset ”.last_img read more

Ilicic, more than Cristiano and Haaland

first_imgIlicic, 32 years old and in his first absolute campaign in the Champions League, had failed to score any goals in the group stage, but he raised his voice in this phase of direct elimination, in which he sank Valencia with a goal in the first leg, played in San Siro, and with a strong poker this Tuesday in Mestalla.The Slovenian midfielder, who at the beginning of his career stood out for his enormous talent but lacked continuity, he is living the best moment of his sporting life and was decisive for the great 4-3 victory achieved in the field of Valencia, after 4-1 of the first leg of San Siro. Atalanta’s number 27 started 2020 bluntly and already has 14 goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Turin forward, and two more than the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland, who at 19 is breaking records with the German Borussia Dortmund. The records of Ciro Immobile, which marked 11 goals in 2020 with Lazio (27 totals in Serie A) and those of Argentine Lionel Messi, who signed 9 with Barcelona, ​​and the Polish Robert Lewandowski, who also put in 9 with Bayern.He only needed ten games to sign these 14 goals and reached 21 total goals in this outstanding season: he entered 15 in Serie A, being the top gunner of Atalanta, and one in the Italian Cup in addition to the five in the European Cup.With his poker at Mestalla he became the first player capable of scoring four goals away from home in the phase of direct elimination of the Champions League and joined the restricted group of players who scored 4 goals in Europe.Already part of a group that includes the Hungarian legend of Real Madrid Ferenc Puskas, author of a poker in the final of the 1960 European Cup won against Frankfurt, the Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano, Messi, the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic or the Ukrainian Andriy ShevchenkoDreams Ilicic and dreams of Atalanta, which this year disputes the first Champions League in its history and has already put its name among the eight best clubs in the continent, wanting to continue surprising for quality of play, organization and results.Ilicic: “Atalanta is no longer a surprise”Slovenian Josip Ilicic, who signed a poker this Tuesday to Valencia in Mestalla (4-3) to send Atalanta to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, considered his team “already it’s no surprise “and promised” to compete until the end “, whoever the next rival. “The Atalanta is no longer a surprise, we have been doing great things, our goal is to show that we deserve to be where we are. We do not want to stop, we want to continue growing”, Ilicic said at the end of Mestalla’s game, in statements to ‘Sky Sport’.“The important thing is to have fun, it is not easy to reach these levels. It is a long road that we are doing in recent years, “he added. Asked about which rival he wants in the quarterfinals, Ilicic said his team has no favorites and stressed that “the goal is compete, nothing more. “And downplayed poker signed on Tuesday, as its only goal is to get as far as possible in this competition. “The most important thing is the team. A player without a team is not going to any side. Hopefully next time the ‘Papu’ wins (the Argentine Alejandro Gomez), “he said.center_img Slovenian Josip Ilicic led Atalanta to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday with a strong poker to decide 4-3 at Valencia in Mestalla and already scored 14 goals in this 2020, which makes him the top scorer so far this year in the five major European leagues ahead of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland.last_img read more

The Premier for until 4-A

first_imgIn the official statement, the Executive President of the Premier League, Richard MastersHe said: “In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, the Government, the FA and the EFL and we can assure everyone that the health and well-being of the players, the staff and the fans are our priority. About everything, we wish that Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi recover quickly, and everyone else affected by COVID-19. “In addition, from the championship it was ensured that despite the current outlook, its objective “rreschedule suspended matches, including those played by Academy teams, when it is safe to do so. “” In this fast-moving environment, more updates will be provided when appropriate, “he concluded. Official: Premier matches have been suspended until April 4, including this same day, to try to control the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The decision concerns the competitions of the Premier, Championship, League One and League Two. It thus joins the rest of major European championships such as LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga or Ligue 1.In recent days, the positives have been known by Mikel Arteta coronavirus, coach of Arsenal, and the Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi, which has prompted the urgent meeting this morning in which the decision has been made to stop until April 4. Three Leicester footballers are quarantined for symptoms of COVID-19 and Mendy, of the City, too.last_img read more

Williams Fireproof

first_imgOnly this unexpected break due to the coronavirus has been able to with the weekly appointment of Williams with The league. On April 20, in 22 days, it will be four years since the player of the Athletic, an icon in Bilbao, do not miss a day in First. It was the thirty-fourth day of the 2015-16 season that faced Athletic with the Atlético de Madrid in San Mamés. Since then, nothing and nobody has been able to beat him, 146 consecutive games jumping onto the field of play. Iñaki achieved that galactic figure at just 25 years old. No one at his age was in those heights. Now he pursues the absolute record, held by Juan Antonio Larrañaga, who chained 202 games with the Real society. In second and third place are two Basque goalkeepers: Arconada (188) and Zubizarreta (184), the latter with a record achieved between the 1984-85 and 1988-89 seasons but with two different teams, first with Athletic and, later, with Barcelona. “The injuries have respected me, and I have good genetics thanks to my parents. I appreciate the confidence of the coaches at this time, it has been a great sacrifice,” says happy Iñaki.In the last derby at Anoeta, his lasting mark was in danger, as he was a substitute. In the end he came out, although he did leave behind his streak of 47 consecutive games as a starter. He entered in the 55th minute, for Villalibre. “There is Iñaki for a while. I am making history and I am proud. I hope I can win a title here, that of the Copa del Rey It would be good”.In addition, Iñaki is one of the only three outfield players who have acted in all of his team’s matches this season: 34 appointments, between the League and the Cup. Isak (Real Sociedad) and Morales (Levante). Joselu, for example, not a single match has been missed in Alaves and he’s six fewer than Iñaki Williams. A little over a year ago, he began to see legends like Venancio and Iribar (81), Zarra (83) and Urkiaga (95), and had ahead of him Argote and Zubizarreta (both with 103), Garay (104) and Carmel (132). In November 2019, he reached the latter, who completed his great mark under the sticks between the years 1952 and 1957. “It is an honor that I beat myself, I congratulate you,” the legendary Carmel told AS when he was beaten.last_img read more

Without ERTE for Guardiola and his assistants

first_imgManchester City has confirmed that it will not perform an ERTE on all club workers and it becomes the first Premier League team to reject this measure days after Liverpool or Tottenham joined it.Omar Berrada, Director of Operations of the citizens, confirmed this decision: “We can confirm, after a decision made between the President and the rest of the managers, that Manchester City remains determined to protect its people, its jobs and our business at the same time that we do everything everything possible to support our community in this difficult time for everyone. “ On the other hand, as in every team in the Premier League, the entire Manchester City squad is still in negotiations with the league and with the Soccer Association about how their wages will be reduced and where they will send that money.last_img read more

Federer shows his desire to play with the retired legends

first_imgRoger Federer continues to present himself as one among the most energetic tennis gamers on social media throughout quarantine. After beginning the Tennis Problem to which a number of gamers and hundreds of followers round the world have joined, the Swiss expressed a peculiar desire to return to share the monitor with a few of the tennis legends.The Tennis TV account requested the following query: “Which one do you select and why?” after which he gave a selection of a number of choices associated to the world of tennis, together with yoga with Djokovic, crusing with Rafa Nadal, rambling with Roger Federer, spending a yr on the circuit or altering a end in historical past, regardless that Federer selected ‘Deliver again your favourite retired participant’.From right here Federer started to obtain quite a few options from followers and even extenistas like Mardy Fish. Amongst the names recommended to him have been Stefan Edberg (“Who do you assume it might have been thrilling to measure up to?” Pete Sampras, Marat Safin and Mirka Vavrinec, his spouse and with whom Federer himself additionally shared matches on the tennis courts.Federer additionally confessed his desire to return to play with tennis gamers like his compatriot Martina Hingis, the champion Martina Navratilova (“thanks to her I met Mirka and she or he is in the Prime-Three of historical past together with women and men”), and legends like the American Andre Agassi (“I’ve had the alternative to be with him on the monitor many occasions and I’ve discovered loads from him”), Boris Becker (“One among the idols of my childhood!”) Ken Rosewall, Jimmy Connors, Michael Chang, Guillermo Vilas, Jim Courier, Rod Laver or Bjorn Borg, who leads him as a group in Europe in the Laver Cup. “Björn is king. In my eyes he’ll all the time be king,” Federer confessed. The Swiss additionally confirmed his hope for enjoying with Andy Roddick, “a legend”, or measured with John McEnroe: “Can’t you be critical? Sure, Mac, in fact,” he joked, paraphrasing ‘Massive Mac’; and even with Tim Henman, “the grasp of the volley, the final time he misplaced one plainly it was in 86!”. Federer expressed his desire to measure himself with nice figures of ladies’s tennis resembling Chris Evert (“I might not hesitate for a second”), Billie Jean King (“What a pioneer!”), Gabriela Sabatini or Steffi Graf. “I’ve seen her for hours, with her fascinating forehand, footwork and perspective. What a champion!” Federer commented on the German tennis participant.The Swiss additionally longs for matches with Lleyton Hewitt (“Rusty !! Significantly, it was painful to play in opposition to him”) and with one other Australian, Patrick Rafter, one among the few tennis gamers Federer has by no means gained. “It’s fantastic as it’s, I’m glad the stability is 0-Three for him. I like this man.” One other rival who was proposed to him was one among his present technicians, Ivan Ljubicic. “No, thanks. He beat me in Basel and Gstaad,” the Swiss quipped.Federer additionally expressed his desire to play once more in opposition to Spanish tennis gamers like Juan Carlos Ferrero (“The Mosquito, I miss him”) or Carlos Moyá. “Carlito, I adore it. I’m unsure what he does now” He joked about the present coach of Rafa Nadal, who replied: “I like you too, even when I’ve a 0-7 stability with you. Keep protected and see you quickly. Properly, sorry, 1-7, I forgot about this.”, I bear in mind a victory in a doubles match during which he was paired with Rafa Nadal. One thing comparable occurred to him when speaking about Goran Ivanisevic, present coach of Novak Djokovic. “I don’t know if I’d give you the chance to get him again on the grass however I may give it a strive. He’s been nice for the sport. Is he nonetheless round right here?” Ironized Federer, who desires to proceed conserving tennis and its legends in full quarantine.last_img read more

Camavinga: “My future will be seen at the end of the season”

first_imgThe Operation Camavinga You have already got all the protagonists on stage. Actual Madrid set its eyes on the 17-year-old Rennes midfielder months in the past and has already moved on; The French membership, which will play the subsequent Champions League preview, is constructing a wall in entrance of its participant and making an attempt to retain him for at least one other yr; and this Friday the footballer appeared for the first time. Camavinga, one of the nice sensations of the final Ligue 1 and that in Concha Espina they understand as a sort of Casemiro clone, granted an interview to the newspaper Ouest France wherein, requested about the curiosity of the white membership and golf equipment equivalent to Liverpool or PSG, he haggled and postponed the announcement of his future resolution at the end of the season in Europe (the FFF ended the competitors in France ). “I don’t focus an excessive amount of on that. It’s good that massive golf equipment like the ones talked about are considering me, however I’m not too considering that. Particularly since I’m effective in Rennes. We’ll see what occurs subsequent … I let my dad and mom and my brokers deal with this. We will see my future at the end of the season ”. Camavinga may come out in the summer season for 50 million, as reported AS. It’s one of the aims of Zidane, who sees in him the chance of repeating an operation like the one he did with Varane, who signed for Madrid for 10 million, coming from Lens, when he was solely 18 years previous. Camavinga is 17, however on the method there are some curves. He has a contract till 2022 and has no launch clause. Rennes’ financial muscle and the qualification for the Champions League qualification are additionally components to think about in the signing of this participant, who has had an affect in Ligue 1. With a terrific projection and bodily and technical energy, he was the earliest to win the participant of the month award in Ligue 1 and the youngest to attain with the Rennes jersey. As well as, it has been uncovered as a medium that chooses shortly and nicely (it has a unprecedented positioning and oriented management). Values ​​which have led him to the preferrred eleven of the French league for France Soccer and to be the minor with the greatest worth in the market, in response to the specialised web site Transfermarkt (42 million). Rennes is pushing for Camavinga to proceed for at least yet one more season and mark territory after being third in the French league, Madrid has already had a primary strategy with its setting, solely a survey to seek out out what the state of affairs is (any formal negotiation with Rennes, with whom he desires to go face to face, he’s summoned to the summer season) and the participant postpones any resolution at the end of the season. The sport already has all the gamers round the board. On April 24, L’Equipe He revealed that Camavinga promised to remain in the membership for one more yr if he managed to get the staff into the Champions League, though, in response to the French newspaper, that pact was made with Olivier Létang, who was fired by the Pinault, homeowners of the membership, for negotiating with Madrid behind the shareholders’ assembly. AS revealed that the Madrid membership knew that there isn’t any clause signed by the younger Franco-Angolan pearl and this Friday the participant, though he didn’t give a transparent affirmation, did trace that there isn’t any dedication in that regard. “Every little thing associated to negotiations and discussions throughout the season will not be my concern. When the season begins, I focus completely on soccer, let my brokers and oldsters take care of every little thing else, after which discuss collectively at the end of the season, when vital. However sIf there was such a giant deal in the center of the season, frankly, I must know… ”, he mentioned, and insisted: “We will see my future at the end of the season.”center_img The Video games and the Eurocup in your headCamavinga acknowledges in his interview Ouest France that the Olympic Video games and the European Championship, postponed till 2021 resulting from the coronavirus disaster, are in his head. And for this, the midfielder is conscious that subsequent season and the minutes he performs in it will be decisive in reaching that objective. “Enjoying these competitions will not be actually a dream. In my view, it’s the World Cup, which is the largest competitors and for which I can actually communicate of a dream. The Olympics or the European Championship are extra of a objective. And sure, I hope to be there. I’ll have to present myself the means subsequent season, work arduous “. In the not too long ago completed season in France, Camavinga was a mainstay for Stéphan, coach of Rennes. He performed 2,783 ‘in 36 video games. He was the fifth footballer of the Breton staff in minutes …last_img read more