PNG 9s team ready for Games

first_imgThe rugby league 9s competition runs over July 11-12 at the Sir John Guise Outdoor Stadium.The 15 man squad is in full competition mode as 13 of the players come from  the SP Hunters who are striving for their 10th consecutive win this weekend in the Intrust Super Cup.PNG 9s coach Michael Marum, who is also the coach for Hunters, said he has looked at the Pacific Games draw and rules, and has worked out a way to manage it as best as possible.PNG takes on Tonga in their first match on 11 July. On the same day, they take on Solomon Islands in their second match followed by Samoa and Cook Islands.Their last match will be against Fiji on 12 July before the finals.Marum added that the PNG team has to start off with unlimited interchange.“That will work well for us so that our players are not exposed to long periods on the field during the Games,” Marum said.The team’s coaching staff includes strength and conditioning coach Jason Tassell as trainer while Solomon Kuluniasi is the team manager.last_img read more

Young soccer star aims high

first_imgThe 16-year-old of mixed East Sepik and Gulf parentage realised her potential after being appointed to lead the U15 side to the Olympic Youth Games in 2014 and the U17 girls to the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) World Cup qualifier in Cook Islands in January 14-24.“For me, I’ve come to realize that leadership is something that can be applied in any area and in sports teams, it is just as important,” Joseph said.She completed grade 12 last year at the Gerehu Secondary School in Port Moresby and is currently waiting for an offer to continue her tertiary education. The youngster said she was only starting out in women’s soccer but she hoped to learn from the experiences leading and playing at international tournaments.She admitted one of the problems she stumbled on when appointed to the role in 2014 was speaking.“I am not a good speaker but since given the role, I’ve been improving in this area because it is very important to be able to communicate with the team you are leading,” she said.Moreover, she plays for the Yamaros senior women’s side in the Port Moresby Soccer Association.She has now made it into the PNG U20 side and she is currently in Goroka under the watchful eyes of PNG U20 coach Lisa Cole.Making the senior side is her ultimate sporting goal.last_img read more

PNG U18 men lose to Cairns Marlins

first_imgThis was in the second game of their international exhibition Australian tour.Marlins held off the PNG side despite several attacking drives and 3 pointer shots through Liam Wright and big-man James Karulaka. Marlins sharpshooter Kody Stattman led his team through with devastating baskets of 31-points, including 7-triples, pulling off an easy win against the PNG men.However, Liam Wright was outstanding for PNG with 10 points while James Karulaka added 9 to keep the boys in the game, trailing with close-up margin in the second quarter. However, they couldn’t hold on as Marlins’ quick counter attacks put them further ahead in the final quarter.The Papua New Guinean boys praised the spectators for their support despite going down against Cairns’ best junior team.last_img read more

Russia and Great Britain qualify for quarterfinals in the ATP Cup

first_imgNor did Britain have issues to ‘sweep’ the weak Moldova on this last day in Group C. Neither Cameron Norrie in opposition to Alexander Cozbinov (6-2, 6-2) nor Daniel Evans in opposition to Radu Albot (6-2, 6 -2) they’d an even bigger downside to prevail, similar to the double fashioned by Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury in opposition to Cozbinov and Albot themselves (6-2, 6-3).For its half, Bulgaria had in its hand the qualification for quarters, however ended up eradicated after succumbing to Belgium. Dimitar Kuzmanov put the Bulgarian staff up along with his overwhelming victory over Steve Darcis (6-0, 6-3), however David Goffin balanced the spherical in opposition to Grigor Dimitrov (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and Belgium confirmed a Thrilling comeback with the triumph of Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille in opposition to Dimitrov and Alexandar Larazov (3-6, 6-4, 10-7).Australia completes the full The rival in the quarterfinals of Great Britain can be Australia, which handed the roll to Greece (3-0) in Group F to the pleasure of the native public. John Millman knocked Michail Pervolarakis (4-6, 6-1, 7-6) earlier than the duel between numbers one which took Nick Kyrgios in opposition to Stefanos Tsitsipas, determined in three tie-breaks. In the doubles, Guccione and Friends beat Kalovelonis and Petros Tsitsipas (6-3, 6-4).As well as, Canada nonetheless aspires to cross as one among the finest seconds after beating Germany. Jan-Lennard Struff put the Germans forward of Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 6-1), however the Canadians turned the duel with the triumphs of Denis Shapovalov in opposition to Alexander Zverev (6-2, 6-2) and of his younger companion earlier than Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz (6-3, 7-6). The groups of Russia and Great Britain have certified for the quarterfinals in the ATP Cup, the ATP world match with 24 international locations that’s held in Australia and marks the begin of the 2020 season, after their robust victories this Tuesday in opposition to Norway and Moldova, respectively.In Group D, Karen Khachanov clearly dominated Viktor Durasovic (6-2, 6-1) earlier than Daniil Medvedev needed to battle more durable to beat Casper Ruud (6-3, 7-6). Russia rounded off its impeccable day with the doubles level, the place Gabashvili and Kravchuk additionally knocked Durasovic and Ruud in two units (7-6, 6-4). For its half, Italy beat the inoperative United States, which leaves the match filled with defeats. Russians and British received their matches to Norway and Moldova, respectivelyBulgaria is eradicated after shedding to Belgium; Australia completes the fullcenter_img Daniiel Medvedev, tennis participant of the Russian nationwide staff. Picture: b Reuterslast_img read more

Mir pulls De Lerma to strengthen his spinal cord

first_imgWith no time to lose, the first blue and white reinforcement was placed yesterday afternoon at Mir’s orders. The Extremaduran arrives in good condition and on Sunday he could debut against Prat. De Lerma will occupy the card of Samuel, long-term injured.With the incorporation of the midfielder, the Hercules already has its first winter reinforcement. The intention of Mir is that two or three more players arrive and the center of the field, Apart from the central position, it is the main plot to be shielded. In fact, lThe sports commission is still looking for another midfielder because everyone sees Fran Miranda outside the Hercules. Although the midfielder, in principle, will not enter the trick with Petcoff, everything indicates that the Extremadura will leave. Mir does not finish seeing him at 100% either and the sports commission, led by Ramírez, sees him with his head somewhere else. Thus, if Miranda leaves the center of the field will be reinforced with another player of his characteristics.However, technicians are still pending market to strengthen the axis of defense, the real priority. At the moment, there is nothing advanced although next week will be key. Nor is a right side ruled out because Felipe Alfonso remains unconvincing and with physical problems. Yesterday he did not train. Hercules already has the first winter reinforcement in its ranks. It remains to be seen if there will be a revolution in January with many movements, but for now Carlos de Lerma has become the first addition made by the blue and white entity to try to get out of the well. The arrival of De Lerma, 35 years old, surprised many because the Hercules has pulled Third Division to reinforce. De Lerma arrives from Móstoles and Vicente Mir has been his main supporter. The blue and white coach and the midfielder They coincided last year in Alcoyano. De Lerma stands out for being a creative midfielder, capable of directing the team’s game and with a lot of personality. Further, He has experience to spare after having played more than 400 games in Second B. From Lerma arrives wanting to remove two spines, since hhas chained two consecutive descents to Third, with Toledo and Alcoyano.last_img read more

Wu Lei repeats for the second year and wins the Chinese Golden Ball

first_imgWu Lei has achieved one of the purposes he was looking for in his career. In the next few hours it will be officially announced that the Espanyol striker is chosen for the second year in a row as the player of the Chinese year, an award he already received in 2018 thanks to the 27 goals he achieved in the Super League before his arrival at Espanyol . Lei is an icon in his country and this prize ratifies him as the most relevant player in a country that little by little wants to poke his head internationally.The Espanyol player has imposed himself in the votes to Yan Junling, goalkeeper who even played for the parakeet team when Roberto Jiménez finished his contract, and Elkeson Oliveira Cardoso, Brazilian with Chinese passport. The striker curiously returns this Sunday to the Ceramics Stadium, where he debuted in LaLiga last February.Wu Lei has not only become the first Chinese to score in the Spanish competition, but also to score in the Europa League in a league club and to mark Barcelona in an official match. That last goal earned Espanyol to score a point in the first meeting of Abelardo Fernández and 2020. With the arrival of Raúl de Tomás, the Chinese striker will have more competition in attack, but he hopes to continue contributing with his goals so that Espanyol will achieve salvation. Its signing, strategic at the time, has helped the entity increase revenue and its internationalization.last_img read more

“We train all our lives to be in this moment”

first_img-Evolution of your recreation till the tip: ‘’ I attempted to apply an clever tactic and be ready to play and compete with gamers as difficult because the Prime 10. I’m joyful to have taken out my tennis in this kind of recreation. “-Ultimate Slam Fourth Quarter. Recollections of the above: ‘’Each has been totally different and in totally different circumstances. Reaching a closing is already an amazing achievement and that few folks can reside. We train all our lives to reside these moments. I bear in mind moments of stress, pleasure and plenty of different feelings. “-Issue expertise in entrance of a participant who has by no means performed a Grand Slam closing: ‘’ It could affect and it might not. The extra you understand, the extra you assume so I’ll strive to make the expertise play in my favor to put together the sport. After we are already competing, we every have a 50% likelihood and there we will solely let the racket communicate. “ The Spanish tennis participant Garbiñe Muguruza hopes to “deliver the cup” to Spain and get the victory in the Australian Open closing that may play this Saturday in opposition to the “younger and proficient” Sofia Kenin in Melbourne, triumph with which he would get the third ‘Grand Slam’ of his profession and be the primary Spanish to win this match.Garbiñe attended Eurosport solely earlier than its finish of the Australian Open 2020 in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin (Saturday, 9:30). Garbiñe has earlier than him in the ultimate tomorrow to add his third Grand Slam after the triumphs in Roland-Garros and Wimbledon. -Trajector in the course of the match: ‘’ It was an unimaginable development seeing how unhealthy I actually was in the primary recreation of the match. My solely concern was to be ready to get out of that scenario and little by little with the remainder days with my group I’ll recuperate as quickly as potential. “last_img read more

Conchita Martínez: “Muguruza is that good when it picks up”

first_imgWithin the preview of the ultimate of the Australian Open that will play his pupil, Garbiñe Muguruza, towards the American Sofía Kenin, Conchita Martínez spoke with the Spanish media displaced in Melbourne on how he sees the Spanish tennis participant, his good perspective and the development of his sport.Does Muguruza begin with a bonus within the ultimate for having already performed three Grand Slam finals?It is a brand new day and a brand new sport, which begins from scratch. Kenin is enjoying nicely. After all it all the time fits you to have gained tournaments, however I wouldn’t name it a bonus. That doesn’t offer you ensures both.How did you handle your free time without work the monitor?It depends upon the participant and the way you get there. Garbiñe arrived as he arrived, so he needed to take nice care from the start and relaxation was a precedence. We’ve got executed few issues off the monitor, so we’ve given precedence to relaxation and be nicely. It is not straightforward to disconnect in any respect earlier than a match like this.How is Garbiñe?It’s okay. You must management the emotions. We are going to comply with the routines and there are not any extra secrets and techniques. A Grand Slam ultimate is performed and it is troublesome to be tremendous quiet. It is as it normally is earlier than enjoying a ultimate.Are you excited to reside as a coach and once more with Muguruza what you already achieved as a participant (was Wimbledon champion and finalist within the Australian Open?What excites me is to see what is enjoying nicely, that the outcomes are coming quickly after placing many hours of labor. Issues are popping out, that’s the vital factor.Has your sport impressed you?It is not the primary time he does, if not, he wouldn’t have arrived the place he was. He is doing the issues he has to do and doing them nicely. I’m very completely happy to see her play like this.What do you want most about her in Melbourne?It is being very aggressive. All a bit. It strikes nicely to get to the ball earlier than and have the ability to select nicely and never need to hit on the final second when you’ll be able to solely select one shot. I like it when the factors on the web ends. Volley nicely as a result of it has plenty of attain. It’s getting nicely, like that 12 months in Wimbledon (2017). It is very strong from the underside, with a good sport plan.How did he discover her when he returned to her with respect to the earlier period? We begin from scratch. He got here from being on trip, in quotes, as a result of he climbed the Kilimanjaro. He got here ahead to make an incredible preseason, to play and win video games. The tournaments that have been raised have been raised, the utmost variety of matches potential has been performed and is now within the ultimate.What did he like about his sport earlier than returning to work along with her?His aggressive tennis, having the ability to endure from the underside and his expertise to develop a number of forms of sport. I needed to work and enhance little by little, that appeared one of the best when we have been collectively once more.To what extent was it vital within the preseason to enhance the ability and why was the brand new coach (the Argentine Santiago de Martino) employed?It was clear that we wanted a bodily coach. I’m forming a staff with the individuals that I contemplate acceptable and the concept is to work as a staff. We’ve got sat down, we’ve analyzed the participant and she or he has made a preseason in line with her. Mobility is all the time vital, as a result of should you go nicely in your legs, your arm will go alone.Have you ever made any adjustments in meals?I had already managed the feeding. It is managed, however as all the time.How is it potential that as Garbiñe got here he is now within the ultimate of an incredible?Work work. There are not any extra secrets and techniques. It is the fruit of labor and of getting executed issues nicely, as a result of we’ve given significance to issues that needed to be given significance when they touched. We’ve got had the time, virtually 5 weeks of labor, so very good in all elements. Within the first tournaments he gained confidence, as a result of he wanted to shoot, and happily issues are going nicely. Garbiñe is that good, so as soon as it picks up, it’s about occurring and on. I hope I can play an incredible sport.What is one of the best factor Conchita Martínez has as a coach?I don’t discuss me. I do my job one of the best I can. I’m a severe, orderly individual and I research nicely what every participant wants, and I attempt to apply it. Perhaps it’s the motivation or ardour that I put. The entire staff has labored very nicely.Has the attitude of the season modified?What adjustments is that it had dropped in rating, that it didn’t enter the tournaments … We needed to make an appropriate calendar for that and now it has taken a leap that will enable us to maneuver ahead. You can’t predict what is going to occur in 12 months. I’m glad I don’t have to fret about different issues. We should proceed to strengthen it and in that line we are going to go.last_img read more

Barça lowers € 15M its salary cap and another 11 raise it

first_imgMore than half of LaLiga teams have readjusted their salary limit after a convulsive month of January with ups and downs. This concept includes the money that can be spent on salaries for players, coach, second coach and physical trainer (inscribable template), as well as in the subsidiary, the quarry and other sections (non-sign-in template). This includes as many fixed wages as variables, collective premiums, social security, amortization and acquisition expenses, which takes into account the commissions given to the representatives. Its calculation is made from the difference between income (television, commercial, …) and structural expenses (those mentioned above). From there, It is each club that has its own salary limit (which you can download if you wish to invest money in other games such as works in a stadium), must comply with the regulations of the Economic Control of LaLiga and, subsequently, be approved by the Validation Body. In case of having a salary limit that does not guarantee the stability of the club, this body would reduce it to an amount that would guarantee it.Total, Eleven teams have adjusted their salary limit upward. The most, the Espanyol, One of the great agitators of the transfer market this winter. It has gone from 68.73 million to 86.34. Almost 18 million euros. They have also increased their salary ceiling on Valencia (+6.4), Villarreal (+4.8), Betis (+2.08), Real Sociedad (+4.43), Celtic (+6.2), Getafe (+7.51), Osasuna (+0.15), Granada (+2.43), Valladolid (+2.83) and Mallorca (+3.56). Majorca33,53329,968+3,565 Celtic68,32362,123+6,200 Alaves49,37149,771-1,600 Pomegranate37,89835,461+2,437 See gallery Real society85,57281,135+4,437 * The amounts are expressed in thousands of euros. Getafe63,79956,284+7,515 Barcelona656,429671,429-fifteen LaLiga has made official salary limit updates that each First Division team has after the closing of the transfer market. Barcelona, ​​with 656.43 million, is the one with the highest ceiling in this section, but has reduced it by € 15M compared to what had been marked in September (671.43). The Catalans lower their cap on the cost of the sports squad when they still have to sign a ‘nine’ as a replacement for the long-lasting injury of Dembélé.The reasons why Barcelona has been able to see how its salary limit was reduced it may be due to reasons of operations that have increased their structural expenditure and forced to reduce their expenditure on staff or because they have entered less than budgeted because it is not going to be fulfilled (as it may be not to have won the Super Cup, to have fallen in the Cup or because the profit volume by players is not reached). Of course, that the salary cap has been reduced may not influence the purchase of a forward, since they have 656, 43 million margin and does not mean that they have everything busy. If they needed more they could increase it, since one of the options to do so is to have a long-term injury. Athletic103,183103,1830 Athletic348,500348,5000 Osasuna38,84638,693+153 Even so, Barcelona remains the team with the greatest margin to invest in its workforce. Real Madrid follows, which unlike its great competitor, maintains the same ceiling in salaries as the one marked in September (641.04). Third, but almost with half that blaugrana and whites, is the Athletic (348.00). The rojiblancos, like Madrid, Sevilla (185.17), Athletic (103.18), Levante (54.6), Leganés (52.08) and EIbar (47.12) are the only ones that have not changed this concept with respect to the stipulated after the summer window of signings. The ‘9’ that are on the list of FC Barcelonacenter_img Leganés52,08252,0820 Salary limits in First Real Madrid641.049641.0490 Spanish86,33868,738+17,600 Villarreal113,387108,587+4,800 Angel (32 years old)Getafe – Market value: € 7.50 M (* according to Transfermarkt)Photo:DAILY AS / PEPE ANDRES Loren (26 years old)Betis – Market value: € 20 M (* according to Transfermarkt)Photo:DAILY AS / Toni Rodriguez February 2020September 2019Difference I raised54,60454,6040 Eibar47,12347,1230 Valladolid34,86732,034+2,833 Seville185,166185,1660 Betis102,426100,346+2,080 Valencia177,107170,673+6,434last_img read more

Muguruza, before a previous rival on the side of Kenin and Barty

first_imgAfter falling in the quarterfinals of Dubai, Garbiñe Muguruza set sail for Doha, the place he’ll play beginning Monday at the Qatar Complete Open, Premier 5. The Spanish will debut before a rival of the previous section on the side of the hardest body, through which, if he advances, Sofia Kenin, his executioner in the Australian remaining, could possibly be present in the spherical of 16, Ashleigh Barty, world primary, in the semifinals, and Karolina Pliskova (third favourite ) in the semifinals, before a hypothetical remaining towards Romanian Simona Halep. That may be the most rational projection if the rating of the tennis gamers is taken under consideration. In the event you handle to maneuver on to the second spherical, Garbiñe (16th), who didn’t play in Doha final 12 months and was a finalist in 2018 (defeat towards Kvitova), might cross the Australian Alja Tomljanovic, which he gained in Melbourne simply over a month in the past. Carla Suárez, which might be launched in entrance of the Chinese language Shuai Zhang, additionally goes via the higher half of the image, though it’s in the reverse sector of Muguruza, so he would solely see her in the semifinals. Champion of the competitors in 2016 (he gained Ostapenko in the remaining), he has a exhausting highway, as a result of his rival in the second match can be Petra Kvitova (eighth). They are going to be the solely two Spaniards of the match.last_img read more

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