Photo: EFE Rafael Nadal, head of the number one series, met on his first Australian Open event against Bolivian Hugo Dellien after winning 6-2, 6-3 and 6-1 in a correct match that helped him gain confidence towards the one It could be his twentieth big. The Spaniard wins the Bolivian 6-2, 6-3, 6-0His next rival, the winner of Delbonis-Sousa “It has been a difficult game, because although I won the first games, he has been very close to getting them. Regarding Hugo, he has a great history behind him and is a great fighter, I wish him the best,” Nadal said. after the end of the crash.The Manacor tennis player, a finalist in Melbourne Park, did not need excellent tennis to comfortably overcome Dellien, who currently occupies the 73rd position in the ATP classification.Although the game began with a resounding 4-0 favorable to the Spanish on the scoreboard, the Balearic did not find himself comfortable on the court and had to rely on repeated advantages to close three of the four initial games.The brilliance that characterizes him also did not shine in the second assault and, despite the fact that it was a comfortable 6-3, the manacorí relinquished one of his services, just as it happened in the first round.Unlike the first two, the first world classified did dominate with pleasure in all aspects of the game during the final manga, which closed without fitting a game.The current US Open champion and Roland Garros was able to follow in the footsteps of his main competitors, the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Swiss Roger Federer, with a placid victory and already waiting for his next opponent, which will be determined after the match between the Argentine Federico Delbonis and the Portuguese Joao Sousa.
ChangesFernando Niño (58 ‘, Bacca), Casserole (58 ‘, Manu Morlanes), Trejo (69 ‘, Mario Suarez), Ulloa (69 ‘, Joni Montiel), Samuel Chukwueze (73 ‘, Javi Ontiveros), Jorge De Frutos (76 ‘, Álvaro García) After the break, followed the unstoppable Lightning generating danger: there were plenty of arrivals, but goals were missing. Andrés Fernández repelled a left footed shot from Montiel that increased the volume of Vallecas. The visitors moved token to shake the game and almost Mario Suarez does it with a trallazo that touched the wood.When the Rayo seemed closer, the Villarreal came in the boots of Quintillà, a pass from Ontiveros. Of course, the VAR also made an appearance (could not miss in the Cup). This time to cancel that 0-1 by a tight offside from the Malaga end. A shot of energy for Madrid, whose fans celebrated almost as a goal. The options returned and the dream continued.It didn’t last long. Calleja moved token and was checkmate. Fer Niño stretched his leg and hunted a center of Trigueros to inaugurate the score and show his star: he has two goals in the last two duels. Two minutes later, Cazorla sentenced from the front and sealed the pass to Villarreal’s quarters. A team that barely had 120 seconds to shatter Ray’s cupbearer’s dream._____________________________________________________________________________Jémez: “Our Cup competition has been very honorable”Paco Jémez, coach of Rayo Vallecano, lamented the defeat by 0-2 suffered against Villarreal that left them out of the Copa del Rey football in the round of 16, but said his passage through the tournament has been honorable.“It has been a good game. The only thing Villarreal has won is that it has more quality in the definition. We have competed at a high level against a good First team,” he said in a press room.“The team before fitting the goal has had the clearest chances. We were unable to score today but the team has been at a spectacular level. Our Cup competition has been very honorable for everyone. Despite the defeat, which always leaves you touched, we leave happy in general lines, “he added.The coach appreciated the fact that the competition has served to give prominence to some of the less common: “They have all been at a great level. There are many people who may not have had the minutes he had in the league but has shown be trained at the same level as any partner. Let no one fall asleep, that no one thinks they have the insured position. “ Goals0-1, 82 ‘: Fernando Niño, 0-2, 84 ‘: Casserole Lightning sniffed the goal, looking for him tirelessly in front of a more crouched Villarreal. The reaction of the yellows did not occur until the final stretch of the first part, when Bacca armed a counter, served the ball to Ontiveros (always electric) and he ran into the wall of Morro. Immense once again. CardsRamiro Funes Mori (24 ‘, Yellow) Antonio Milic (27 ‘, Yellow) Casserole (78 ‘, Yellow He also believes that it has been useful to improve the communion between the fans and the club although he wished that the access to the field be more agile so that the spectators are already seated when the confrontations begin.“We have said countless times that until recently this was not Vallecas, it was a different thing. We have gone through many internal problems, many confrontations between the fans and the president. We did not finish finding that atmosphere of the last games.”“We are closer to the great atmosphere of Vallecas. I hope it continues like this, that we do not make the same mistake again. That we all understand that the most important thing is the team, that we need the warmth of the people and their closeness,” he completed.The rival highlighted the figure of Santi Cazorla, author of the second goal: “When he has left the field he has given another air to the game, more possession, more depth. Having players like that makes your team better. But Cazorla there is only one, few people with that level and that quality. Those who can enjoy players of that level know that they have a safe value in their teams. “On the other hand, he talked about the possible arrivals in the winter market that is already ending: “The club knows that we need players. There is little left but if we want to have options to have a broader squad, to have different possibilities, we have to bring a couple of more players. ” EFECalleja: “We are very excited to do important things”Javier Calleja, Villarreal coach, was satisfied with his team’s pass to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey football after beating this 0-2 to Rayo Vallecano in a one-game tie.“I am happy because we have gone to the rooms, we are inside. We are still taking steps to try to go far. We have been gradually growing. During the season we have been growing,” he said in a press room.“Except for the fateful month we had, the rest of the season has been very good. We are well positioned in the league, we have moved to fourth in the Cup. The team believes, demonstrates it. We are very excited to do important things,” he added.Calleja did not want to get a medal for the changes, which revolutionized the duel to the extent that Santi Cazorla and Fer Niño left from the bench to make both goals of their own. He highlighted the fact that all his players contribute.“What makes me happier is that I see the team really plugged in, those who play and those who play less. Everyone is convinced that the season is being good and can be better. The players just show me that they want to play,” Indian.Villarreal coach defended the tournament system: “I love the format, more if we are going (laughs). It gives more emotion, ninety minutes to win whoever it is is very complicated. It gives more chances to Second B teams , Third or Second so that they are happening. There is more balance in everything. “On the other hand he talked about the possible arrival of striker Paco Alcácer in the winter market: “I have not yet received any whatssapp so I am not sure that he will be with us. He is a player that I like very much and would be a great reinforcement. ” EFE Two cannons of the Submarine sank the cupbearer’s dream of Saint Agnes. The franjirroja illusion made water after the goals of Fer Niño and Cazorla in just two minutes. And that the Lightning was superior throughout the crossing, with arrivals that failed to materialize. Quite the opposite of what was shown by the yellow crew: a First hit to dock in quarters.Soon the question of what Lightning would look like on the grass was cleared, if the version premium Cup (Betis) or the most worn League (Extremadura). The Franjirrojos left without complexes, ready to guard Villarreal. If Moi Gómez tested Morro from outside the area, Mario Suarez and Montiel responded with two shots that found no goal.Vallecas squeezed and his boys, too. Local occasions were happening, with Isi omnipresent and cheeky in his debut. His were a shot that Andrés Fernández caught and an assist to Montiel, whose head was lost high. Andrés Martín also prowled and disturbed his namesake under sticks.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) foresees the month of May without national competitions and does not rule out the possibility of altering the schedule to finish the League in 2021, as announced this Monday by the president of the Federation of Pernambuco, Evandro de Carvalho.“The CBF understands that in May there will be no soccer, but his return cannot go beyond June, under penalty of compromising the entire national calendar,” said De Carvalho after participating in a video conference with members of the Brazilian federation to develop a protocol with medical recommendations.The coronavirus pandemic, which in Brazil already leaves 2,575 deaths and 40,581 confirmed cases, paralyzed all regional soccer tournaments and left the beginning of the Brazilian Championship, scheduled for the first week of May. According to De Carvalho, the CBF intends to start national competitions only after the end of regional tournaments, which could cause the League to continue until 2021, when it would normally end in December of this year.“The objective of the CBF is to finish the regional (tournaments) to start the Brazilian Championship. There would be the possibility that the League would extend until next year”, Indian.The clubs hope to be able to resume training even during the month of May with the intention of physically preparing the players for a hypothetical restart of the competitions, although it will only be possible if the health authorities so authorize.However the Brazilian Ministry of Health the peak of the pandemic is expected to occur in May or June. The CBF has yet to officially pronounce on when the soccer schedule will be reactivated.On the other hand, the Conmebol it also keeps international competitions suspended, including the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight weeks have handed for the reason that final finals of the worldwide tennis circuits had been performed. The cease attributable to the coronavirus pandemic impacts all gamers, though in several methods. The injury is each sporting and financial. From the little chagrin of Djokovic understanding that these weeks spent as primary is not going to be counted within the report lists or the alternatives misplaced by Carlos Alcaraz, the Spanish pearl that was starting to emerge, even the issues of the center class to make ends meet or pay the hire. There’ll even be those that have to go away it and dedicate themselves to one thing else. The most affected belong to the group that’s among the many nice figures and juniors or semi-professionals.They’re the lower-middle class of tennis, those that want the reduction that they intend to provide all of them ranges of their sport, ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Grand Slams, with their Participant Assist Plan. His state of affairs explains it very nicely Toni Colom, coach who was current originally of Nadal and who’s now getting ready the doubles participant David Vega (25 years outdated and quantity 100 within the rating by pairs). “For individuals who at all times had bills, this isn’t going to have a lot affect. However Those that have made sure commitments to skilled environments and reside each month on the earnings that tennis supplies them, now that they’ve been reduce, are probably the most affected. The similar occurs with tournaments: there are consolidated and well-insured ones, and others that survive 12 months after 12 months, “says the 46-year-old Mallorcan coach, who considers himself, like his present disciple, half of that intermediate sector “that he can keep on the street if he’s not helped.”Alejandro García Cenzano (Madrid, 24 years outdated)He’s a coach and ‘sparring’ or ‘hitting companion’ of some figures on the circuit. Accompanying the Paraguayan Verónica Cepede Roig and serving to the Tunisian Ons Jabeur simply earlier than his shocking efficiency in Australia (he reached the quarters). “The coaches, if we’re not with the gamers, most of us don’t cost. In the event that they don’t compete and don’t enter, neither do I. “ He was caught canceling “at Indian Wells.” “Muguruza’s final coaching session was with me,” he says. Álex is aware of gamers from the phase to which the help will go, equivalent to Nicolás Álvarez Varona (Burgos, 18 years outdated, 629th on the earth). “I’ve contracts that rely upon goals, outcomes and I don’t know the way they may end up,” he says with resignation.n, since he thinks that the state of affairs “is critical, as a result of it’s possible that the season is not going to resume.” Regardless of his youth, they rely upon him partially “two trainers, two bodily trainers, two physios, the consultant and a cloth specialist”. Mario Vilella (24 years outdated and 188º) has performed higher than Nicolás. He performed the primary spherical in Melbourne and went house with 90,000 euros. “It doesn’t have an effect on me as a lot, as a result of I cowl this 12 months’s bills. Additionally, at Equelite (Ferrero’s academy) they assist me with the worth I’ve to pay to be right here and to take over the tools that goes with me,” he says. the ilicitano, who believes that “there will likely be a nasty time.” “A couple of years in the past, after I was 500, I had no sources to pay for coaching or meals. Folks supported me and I used to be capable of survive”.Carlos Taberner (22 years outdated and 175º) is in an analogous state of affairs.), who was capable of play the preview in Australia and a few ATP tournaments. “All the things is frozen and in my place there are lots of bills. If they assist the gamers between 150 and 250 it will be nice for me,” says the Valencian, who final week he acquired “the freelance profit of 680 euros”. That’s the labor class of tennis gamers, with their corresponding tax deductions. The one which has, however in France, Lou Brouleau (24 years outdated and 370th), who lives in Madrid and educated at Membership Chamartín. “I can’t pay the hire, my dad and mom assist me”, says the tennis participant, who thinks about “tips on how to earn cash within the coming months”. “If I can, I’ll go to my nation as a result of I’ve a greater nationwide rating and I might have extra ensures to play.” “I am going with a coach and bodily coach, however they’ve extra jobs,” he explains, to later make clear that he should “take into consideration the long run and maybe examine.” “My finest buddy, a doubles participant, should cease if there isn’t a help and search for a job,” she concludes. That’s the different tennis.
“It’s horrible. We have been stunned by this information. We didn’t count on this. He was getting ready at his dwelling in Belgrade in response to the coaching program he obtained from the membership and through an train he felt nice ache. Who knew what was so critical? (Sources near the participant insist that AS was injured Thursday in Madrid). He was getting ready to be like by no means earlier than, exit and be the most effective and this is occurring now … Nothing is recognized but, extra detailed examinations are wanted to understand how a lot time he ought to be out, “declared Jovic’s father.The white footballer is conscious that this setback performs towards him and that it is an vital matter, therefore his concern upon receiving the information, however, As AS reported this Friday, he hopes to play once more in mid-July.. It ought to be borne in thoughts that, after two months of lack of competitors for the stoppage as a result of coronavirus, he must add two extra for this damage, which exhibits that he’ll want a serious set-up. Luka Jovic is devastated after studying that he suffers an “extra-articular fracture within the calcaneus bone of the fitting foot” and that he might be on go away for as much as two months. The 21-year-old Serbian ahead returned to Madrid from Belgrade on Monday with the chip modified and decided to earn a spot within the crew that he has not managed to have, however this damage has been a jug of ice water. “He is depressed and a little bit scared,” stated Milan Jovic, the daddy of the white crew participant within the newspaper. Kurir.
LONDON (AP):From Serena Williams’ near Grand Slam in tennis to Japan’s shock defeat of South Africa in the Rugby World Cup and Barcelona’s dominance on the football pitch, there was much to admire in international sports this year.But much of it was spent dwelling on scandal – from widespread allegations of bribery and corruption at FIFA to systemic doping and cover-up in athletics.Football officialdom endured a shameful year.Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president since 1998, and Michel Platini, European football’s top official, were banned from all football-related activity for eight years for a FIFA payment of about $2 million to Platini in 2011. The payment was judged by FIFA’s ethics commission to be a conflict of interest and disloyal to the world body. Both deny wrongdoing and will appeal the decision.And in athletics, Russia’s federation was suspended after it was accused of operating a state-sponsored doping program. The suspension could keep Russia out of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Athletics had its more inspiring moments, Usain Bolt in many of them. A lunge to the line saw him see off Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing – the scene of perhaps his greatest achievements in the 2008 Olympics.Golf got its own new superstar this year, too. Jordan Spieth won the first two majors, and just fell short in the other two.It was also a big year for Australia and New Zealand. The neighbours contested the finals of both the cricket and rugby World Cups. Australia won the former to claim their fifth Cricket World Cup while New Zealand got revenge when they became the first team to successfully defend the Rugby World Cup.Here are some notable moments in sports this year, as captured by photographers from The Associated Press.
Edwin Allen and St Jago High ruled supreme at the Digicel-sponsored Central Championships, which came to an end yesterday at G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports.Both teams had overwhelming victories to top the girls and boys sections and are both $250,000 richer thanks to sponsors Digicel.With five of the major teams among the girls on show, the Michael Dyke-coached team from Frankfield, Clarendon showed no mercy as their depth proved too strong for their opponents. Edwin Allen amassed 480 points, 162 more than their nearest rival, Holmwood Technical (318). St Jago (264), Vere (222) and Hydel (200) closed off the top five.”We were the defending champions and based on the team we put out there over the two days, we came to win back our title and I had no doubt about our winning chances,” said Dyke, who singled out Class 3 double winner Cemore Donald for her impressive wins in the 800m and 1500m.It was quinella for Edwin Allen in the 800m for Class 1 girls as Janiel Moore clocked 2:15.52 for the win ahead of Ashanni Robb 2:16.29 and Holmwood Technical’s Melissa Tyme (2:17.04).Holmwood’s Class 1 athlete, Ashley Williams copped a brilliant double. Earlier in the day, she raced to an impressive personal best of 52.72 seconds to take the 400m ahead of St Jago’s Andrenette Knight (54.18) and Edwin Allen’s Shannon Kallawan (54.33).She returned later to win the 200m in 23.83. Patrice Moodie of Edwin Allen was second in 24 with third going to St Jago’s Shanice Reid in 24.70.There were some outstanding results in the timed finals sprint hurdles with St Jago’s Andrenette Knight leading the way in Class 1 100m hurdles. After her disappointment in the 400m hurdles, Knight returned in fine style to win in 13.66 ahead of Holmwood’s Gabrielle McDonald who won her heat in 13.73.Holmwood’s Shanette Allison scored a major upset in Class 2 100m hurdles after a quick 13.59 to surprise Manchester’s, Sidney Marshall, who was second in 13.64.WELCOME RETURNIt was a welcome return to the championships for St Jago’s boys as the Danny Hawthorne-coached team which missed out last year, returned to steamroll the opposition, scoring a whopping 421 points.Edwin Allen (132), Holmwood (128), Manchester (65) and Garvey Maceo (62) closed out the top five.St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence had an impressive run in the Class 2 800m, stopping the clock at 1:54.96 as his nearest rival, teammate Keneil Samms was way behind in second with a time of 2:00.60 with Dwayne Moore of Spalding taking third in 2:00.70.Tiki Butler captured the Boys Class 2 100m hurdles in 14.39 seconds, ahead of teammate, Jahvel Granville second in 14.67 as Tijon Taylor of Hydel was third in 15.19.Gary Gordon (10.97), won the 100m Class 2 event for the Monk Street team, ahead of teammate, Taiwane Crooks (10.98).St Jago ended the meet in fine style as Sean Bailey, Colin Sewell, Leon Clarke and Timor Barrett posted 3:11.69 in winning the 4×400 metres Open, the fastest time so far this season by a schoolboy team.
NEW YORK (AP): The blockbuster US Open final between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Roger Federer today is tantalising for so many reasons. They have built a long and riveting rivalry, with a combined 26 major trophies – a record 17 for Federer, nine for Djokovic. It will be the fourth Federer vs Djokovic meeting in a Grand Slam final, with Federer winning at the 2007 US Open and Djokovic winning at Wimbledon each of the past two years. And it is their 42nd head-to-head match overall, with Federer barely ahead, 21-20. “It’s just a straight shootout,” Federer said, “and I think that’s the cool thing about our rivalry. It’s very athletic.” He explained that he doesn’t feel as if either of them needs to adjust style or tactics too much for their matches, and that, in many ways, they know how to deal with the other’s strengths and styles. “We can both handle … whatever we present to one another,” Federer said. “It’s very even.” At the moment, Djokovic is the best baseliner around, contorting his body this way and that, going from defence to offence in a blink, and maybe the best returner around, too. While so much attention was paid to Serena Williams’ oh-so-close bid to complete the Grand Slam, Djokovic has gone 26-1 at majors in 2015, with titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon and a runners-up finish at the French Open in between. Brilliant, attacking tennis Federer, 34, is playing a brilliant brand of attacking tennis and serving as well as ever, broken twice in 82 games this tournament. Both should be well rested for today, because both are coming off remarkably easy semi-final victories on Friday that each lasted only about 1 1/2 hours. Djokovic beat defending champion Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 in the most lopsided semi-final in New York in the Open era. Federer eliminated two-time major champion Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. Djokovic will be playing in his sixth final at the U.S. Open, but the only one he won came in 2011. Federer, a five-time U.S. Open champion, is into his first final at Flushing Meadows since 2009. Each of the following two years, he lost in the semi-finals to Djokovic, each time 7-5 in the fifth set, each time after Federer held two match points. Lately, it’s been Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker, who has been quoted as criticising Federer, including voicing a distaste for the Swiss star’s latest manoeuvre. The “SABR” – it stands for “Sneak Attack by Roger” – is when Federer races forward on an opponent’s second serve and essentially half-volleys a return while heading to the net. “It’s an exciting shot for him. For the player (on the) opposite side of the net, not so much,” Djokovic said, noting he hasn’t considered trying it. “So I have nothing else to say about that.”
NORWICH (4-2-3-1)RUDDY, WISDOM, BENNETT, BASSONG, OLSSON, O’NEIL, MULUMBU, HOWSON, REDMOND, BRADY,MBOKANIARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, GIBBS, OZIL, SANCHEZ, CAZORLA, ARTETA, MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN,CECHOn Tuesday Arsenal beat Dinamo Zagreb, of Croatia, 3-0 in the Champions League, meaning they go into their final group game, against Olympiakos in Greece, a fortnight later still with a chance to qualify for the knock-out stages.They return to the Barclays Premier League at Norwich City having squandered the chance last weekend to take top spot. Had they won at West Bromwich Albion the Gunners would have been first; instead they lost and other results saw them drop to fourth place, though just two points off the top.Having drawn with Spurs in their previous game, Arsenal face Norwich hoping to avoid a third league game without a win since May.Norwich have lost five of their last six games, that poor sequence interrupted by the 1-0 win over Swansea in their last home game. In six home games in the league the Canaries have won two and lost three while scoring just seven goals but conceding only eight.Arsenal have lost just two of 14 games against Norwich. Their first ever game in the Premier League, in August 1992, was against Norwich, at the old Highbury – and the Canaries won 4-2.But the Gunners have won the last three while Norwich last beat the Gunners at Carrow Road in October 2012.
National left back Lance Laing has joined Major League Soccer (MLS)-designate club, Minnesota United FC, the club announced on Tuesday on its website through the link http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/12/15/jamaican-international-lance-laing-j….Laing is one of six NASL All-Star selections this year to be snapped up by Minnesota, who are hoping the Jamaican can add to their record-setting offence as they look to make the step up from the North American Soccer League (NASL) to the more prestigious and lucrative MLS by the 2017 or 2018 season.Minnesota’s sporting director, Manny Lagos, told NASL.com news they played against Laing for many years in the NASL and are excited to get the player.”Seeing his growth from Fort Lauderdale to last season in Edmonton gives us the belief he will continue to grow and excel. As a player, he always presented us with challenges to play against and we’re just really excited to have a player like that on the roster,” he stated.The 27-year-old has played every NASL season since the modern-era league began in 2011 and is the only player to be named in the NASL Best 11 three times. He has been a NASL All-Star for the last two years.The Trelawny native first represented his country at the Under-17 level. He made his national senior team debut in 2008 against El Salvador and most recently played in the 2015 Copa America, where he starred against Lionel Messi and Argentina and the 2015 Gold Cup, helping Jamaica to a historic second-place finish behind Mexico.He began his professional career in 2007 at Harbour View FC and moved after three seasons to his native parish club Village United, then playing the local top-flight. The defender then moved to Fort Lauderdale Strikers, where he played for two years.”I’m very happy to be cheered on by Dark Clouds and their fans. I have always felt (from) playing here that Minnesota fans are the best in the League and I can’t wait to be on the right side of their cheers. It’s an honour to be joining a team that has so many great players and great coaches. It’s going to be a great team to be a part of,” Laing told NASL.com.