Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Mottet Earns Men’s Tennis Weekly Award

first_imgMottet went 5-1 on the week across singles and doubles competition. In Tuesday’s battle with UTRGV, Mottet helped secure the doubles point as he and Rodrigues defeated Dennis Boisseau and Clement Sarradin 6-3. The sophomore from Gargenville, France, moved on to claim the first singles point for the Islanders with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Yehonatan Kaufman. In Friday’s opener at the HEB Tournament of Champions against Troy, Mottet picked up a doubles and singles point at the No. 2 slot to help the Islanders to the 4-0 victory. He finished the week playing up at the No. 1 flight where he used all three sets to defeat New Mexico State’s Chris Gonclaves, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s William Mottet is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Islanders have now won the last three weekly awards with three different players; Thomas Rodrigues won Feb. 20 and Francois Kellerman claimed the honor on Feb. 27. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Gargenville, France Honorable Mention: Josh Sheehy, Abilene Christian. The Islanders (14-2, 0-0 SLC) saw their 13-match winning streak snapped against South Alabama 4-3 in the HEB Tournament of Champions this past weekend, but they still earned three wins on the week. Corpus Christi opened the week with a 4-3 victory over UTRGV in their South Texas Showdown before defeating Troy 4-0 on Friday and New Mexico State 4-1 on Saturday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Jeff Siegel’s Santa Anita Analysis & Wagering Strategies for Saturday, May 25, 2019

first_imgThe selections contained within are geared to rolling exotic players.  The basic strategy is to isolate those horses that should be included in rolling daily doubles, pick-3s, pick-4s, pick-5s, and pick-6.​It is recommended that Jeff’s selections be used to augment the reader’s own personal handicapping, though excellent results can be achieved by applying the exact rolling exotic strategy specified by Jeff’s analysis.  Jeff’s recommended plays are intended for players with a moderate budget; however, readers are encouraged to adjust Jeff’s wagering strategy to fit their preferred investment level.​Unless otherwise noted, all horses listed in the analysis should be used in rolling exotic play.   Usually there will no more than three horses listed; occasionally, Jeff will go four-deep in his rolling exotic play and on a very rare occasion he will recommend a “buy the race” strategy.The selections are available every racing day after 9 a.m. (PST).  For updates, please follow us on twitter @jsiegelracing.Top selection indicated in bold-face.  A=Highest degree of confidence.B=Solid Play.C=Least preferred, or pass.X=likely winner but odds are not likely to offer wagering value.​SANTA ANITASaturday, May 25, 2019​​*RACE 1: Post 1:00 PT. Grade: BUse: 5-Young Hendrick; 9-Give Me the Lute Forecast: Young Hendrick launches a comeback for Phil D’Amato after a series of sharp workouts at San Luis Rey Downs and showed a liking for this distance and surface when second in a similar state-bred turf sprint at Del Mar last summer.  If he returns as well as he left, the son of Square Eddie should be capable of graduating under Martin Garcia, who knows him well.  Give Me the Lute is yet another layoff runner that appears dangerous in this league.  A distant third in his only prior start last September on dirt at Los Alamitos, the Peter Miller-trained gelding shows a bullet six furlong SLRD workout earlier this month to indicate fitness and seems certain to improve his juvenile form while returning as a first-time gelding.  Let’s try to get by using just these two, with preference on top to Young Hendrick.*​​RACE 2: Post 1:29 PT. Grade: XSingle: 7-Kidmon Forecast: Kidmon burned money when dropped to this restricted (nw-2) level earlier this month, finishing second at 4/5, but the John Sadler-trained gelding lands the cozy outside draw and should have every chance to make amends.  He gets a significant break in the weights with the switch to bug boy Velez and projects to inherit an ideal pace-stalking position.  At 7/5 on the morning line he’ll not likely offer much in the way of wagering value, but we can use him as a short price rolling exotic single.*​​RACE 3: Post 2:00 PT. Grade: BUse: 1-Proud Pedro; 2-Sly; 3-Hackleberry Forecast: ​ Proud Pedro lands the good rail, switches to Flavien Prat, and should draft into a mid-pack, ground-saving position and then be set to produce a winning late kick in this nine-furlong turf maiden affair restricted to 3-year-olds.  He’s also adding blinkers, which likely will help his tactical speed, so at 5-1 on the morning line the French-bred colt appears to offer significant wagering value.  However, this is a contentious affair, so we’ll also toss in Sly and Hackleberry in our rolling exotics.  Sly has the two-sprints-and-a-stretch out pattern for Mandella while removing blinkers and trying turf for the first time, so significant improvement is possible.  Hackleberry moved forward considerably in his second career start when runner-up over a mile last month and today’s added furlong should be well within his range.*​​​RACE 4: Post 2:31 PT. Grade: B-Use: 1-Oil Can Knight; 2-Secret Courier Forecast: Oil Can Knight returns off short rest (six days) while exiting a hot race won by the fast colt Rafal and will greatly appreciate this considerably easier assignment.  The O’Neill-trained gelding earned a good speed figure in defeat, so if he can avoid trouble from the rail he should be along in time.  Secret Courier ran very well to be second under these conditions two runs back but then was pitched too high when flashing excellent speed before fading vs. straight maidens in his most recent outing.  Back in for a tag today, the Paynter gelding could get loose early and take this field a long way.  Both should be included in rolling exotic play; we’ll have a few extra tickets keying Oil Can Knight on top.*​​RACE 5: Post 3:03 PT. Grade: BUse: 3-Eddie Haskell; 4-Horse GreedyForecast: Eddie Haskell has never been sharper and seems the solid pick in this graded stakes turf sprint that traditionally had been contested down the hill, but this year will be run on the flat course over five furlongs.  A repeat of either one of his last two starts most likely will be good enough.  Horse Greedy probably prefers dirt to turf but the Sadler-trained gelding has been training in sharp fashion at Los Alamitos for his first start since October and could fire a big shot fresh.  At 8-1 on the morning line he’s certainly worth including in rolling exotic play.*​​RACE 6: Post 3:33 PT. Grade: BUse: 6-Don’t Stalk Me; 8-CartoonistForecast: ​ Don’t Stalk Me switches to Prat, exits a much tougher starter’s allowance race and absolutely loves the Santa Anita main track, over which he has won four of nine career outings.  The son of Kafwain is especially effective at this abbreviated sprint distance and is the likely choice and strictly one to beat. Bay Area shipper Cartoonist drops for money run in this $10,000 claimer for high percentage connections and should draft into a dream pace-stalking position from his comfortable outside draw.  First or second in 18 of 37 career starts, the veteran gelding is a tough-as-nails sprinter when he’s feeling good and at this level he should be double tough.  These are the two we’ll be including in rolling exotic play.*RACE 7: Post 4:03 PT. Grade: B+Use: 3-Marckie’s Water; 5-United Forecast: United gets a bit of a class test in this 10-furlong, Grade-2 turf stakes but the lightly-raced and improving son of Giant’s Causeway could easily be up to the task at 6-1 on the morning line.  He switches to Prat, should relish the trip, and figures to be storming home in the final furlong.  His recent fourth place finish (beaten only a length) vs. allowance foes was much better than the line indicates.  Marckie’s Water loves the local lawn – four of his five career victories have come here – and after rallying against slow fractions to win a nice allowance race last month the Richard Baltas-trained son of Tribal Rule looks tough right back.  We’ll double the race in our rolling exotics and then press in the win pool with United.*​​RACE 8: Post 4:33 PT. Grade: B+Use: 1-American Anthem; 7-The Hardest WayForecast: American Anthem may have been a tad short when worn down late as the favorite in a strong allowance race at Churchill Downs on Derby day in his first outing since July.  He’ll be fitter and stronger with that effort behind him, so if the Bob Baffert-trained son of Bodemeister can work out a decent trip from the rail he should be able to make amends.  Additionally, he’s reunited with “win rider” Mike Smith and has two prior wins over the Santa Anita main track.  The Hardest Way earned a giant speed figure when demolishing second-level allowance foes at Keeneland last month in his first outing in more than a year.  Now in the Ron Ellis barn and with a strong series of local drills to his credit, the son of Uncle Mo looks likely to dictate the race from his cozy outside draw, and with just nine career starts he certainly has room for another forward move or two.  We’ll put American Anthem slightly on top but include both in rolling exotic play.*RACE 9: Post 5:03 PT. Grade: BUse: 6-Meistermind; 7-California JourneyForecast: California Journey just finished second in a common race with many of these and wound up almost five lengths clear of the rest while earning a career top speed figure.  The Hollendorfer-trained gelding won’t need much more than that to get back on the winning track.  Meistermind returns from Oaklawn Park for O’Neill, gets Prat, and appears the main danger.  His speed figures are rising and there should be enough early pace in this race to compliment his late-running style.*RACE 10: Post 5:03 PT. Grade: BUse: 7-Maestro Dearte; 8-Oscar Dominguez; 9-The HuntedForecast:  Let’s go with a price in the nightcap, a highly-competitive second-level allowance turf affair over nine furlongs.  Maestro Dearte is rounding to top form and should fire his best shot in what is just his third start of the year.  A solid fourth in a similar affair over this course and distance last month, the Eurton-trained gelding is a deep closer in need of some help up front, but if the early fractions are at least normal he may be heard from in a big way late.  Oscar Dominguez is fast and consistent on speed figures and could produce one of his better efforts with the switch to Prat.  Three of his four career victories have been accomplished over this turf course, but as one without tactical speed he’s always a bit pace dependent.  The Hunted just won the Crystal Water Stakes but remains eligible for this condition because that victory came when facing state-bred foes.  He’s another that will be doing his best work late. ​​last_img read more

Hirsch’s Homebred Ce Ce Gallops By 3 ¼ Lengths In Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile As She Gets Distance In 1:37.33

first_imgHirsch’s Homebred Ce Ce Gallops By 3 ¼ Lengths In Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile As She Gets Distance In 1:37.33 HEAVILY FAVORED HARD NOT TO LOVE NO MATCH FOR WINNER THE FINAL QUARTER MILE ARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2020)–Bo Hirsch’s homebred Ce Ce made 4-1 look like pretty easy money as she pounced on heavily favored Hard Not to Love turning for home and waltzed to a facile 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  Trained by Michael McCarthy and ridden by her regular companion Victor Espinoza, the 4-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality got a flat mile in 1:37.33.Breaking from the far outside in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Ce Ce, who was making her second start off a lengthy absence, had one horse beat while attentive to the pace and was four-wide into the Club House turn.With Hard Not to Love shaking a length clear of Ollie’s Candy a half mile from home, Espinoza was closing in and let out a notch three furlongs from home.“I wanted to make the leader work a little bit at the three eighths, so I let my filly go a little,” said Espinoza.  “Down the lane, she was in control.  She’s come back better than ever.  She ran against some of the best fillies in the world in New York (fourth in the Grade I Acorn at Belmont Park on June ) and she ran just like she ran the other day (when a 4 ¼ length allowance winner going 6 ½ furlongs here Feb. 17.)”The third choice at 4-1, Ce Ce paid $10.40, $3.60 and $2.40.Out of Hirsh’s Grade I winning mare Miss Houdini, Ce Ce, who collected her first stakes win and third overall from five starts, picked up $240,000 for the win, boosting her earnings to $366,600.“Victor was able to keep her face clean,” said McCarthy.  “…I’ve always thought she really good.  Last spring, I thought she beat any kind.  Unfortunately, she got hurt after the Acorn, which made us take a step back and take some time off.  She has come back and hasn’t missed a beat.  I can’t thank Bo enough for letting us take our time and pick our spots.”Hard Not to Love, the one-eyed wonder filly who came off wins in a pair of graded stakes at seven furlongs and was riding a three game winning streak, was the 3-5 favorite with Mike Smith up, but was no match for the winner the final quarter mile and paid $2.40 and $2.10 while finishing 3 ¾ lengths in front of Ollie’s Candy.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Ollie’s Candy was off at 5-2 and paid $2.10 to show while 3 ½ lengths better than longshot Kaydetre.Fractions on the race were 22.63, 45.72, 1:10.36 and 1:23.25.last_img read more

Juventus eye five-man swoop for Eriksen, Alderweireld, De Gea, Bailly and Matic

first_imgJUVENTUS are eyeing an incredible double swoop for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld on free transfers, according to reports.The Italian giants, who are renowned for securing players at the end of their contracts, already have Manchester United stars David De Gea, Eric Bailly, and Nemanja Matic in their sights.4 Juventus are thought to be planning an audacious double swoop for Spurs duo Christian Eriksen and Toby AlderweireldCredit: Getty – Contributor4The Red Devils trio have entered the final year of their respective deals, with Gazzetta Dello Sport claiming Maurizio Sarri is keen to raid his former rivals.And now the Mail have reported that Juve want to add Eriksen and Alderwireld to their ranks, but face competition for the latter from Inter Milan.The Nerazzurri are understood to have contacted the Belgian defender’s representatives – with negotiations likely to be swiftly concluded.But Juve could look to edge their Serie A rivals with their astounding record of top-class free transfer signings as they look to fill the void left by Giorgio Chiellini’s lengthy injury setback.The league champions bagged Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Paris Saint-Germain pair Adrien Rabiot and Gianluigi Buffon for nothing this summer.And now Juve have been alerted by Tottenham’s failure to tie down two of its stars to fresh terms.Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was left worried by Eriksen’s desire to leave Spurs before the European window slammed shut earlier this week.And the midfielder has since revealed his frustration at failing to find a new club, with Atletico Madrid entering the race for his signature.SunSport also understands that United are plotting a big-money bid in January to tempt Spurs into selling the Dane.4 LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict England, Wales and Scotland vs Belgium scores this weekend and win £100But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face contract problems of their own, with De Gea yet to sign the club’s offer of a new deal, worth around £350,000-a-week, despite months of talks.Meanwhile, Ivorian Bailly, 25, finds himself down the Old Trafford pecking order as he looks to bounce back from yet another serious injury.And Serbian powerhouse Matic, 31, has made just one appearance so far this season after losing his place in the team to Scott McTominay.4Man Utd to make stunning January swoop for Christian Eriksen after failed Real Madrid movelast_img read more

Kane spares Lloris’ blushes after keeper howler as Aurier sent off

first_imgSPURS welcome Southampton to North London looking to get back to winning ways.Defeat to Leicester last weekend and then a Carabao Cup embarrassment has left Mauricio Pochettino looking for answers – and Saints will hope to take advantage.Follow live updates from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium below…Live score: Spurs 2 Southampton 1 (Ndombele 24′, Aurier OFF, Kane ’44; Ings 39′)Kick-off time: 3pmTV/Live stream: Not shown on UK TVSpurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Son, Kane.Southampton XI: Gunn, Cedric, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Redmond, Ings. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 5:04 pmSpurs 2-1 SouthamptonSpurs return to top four after Harry Kane smashed a first-half winner. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:54 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton94′ FINAL WHISTLE Spurs win 2-1 thanks to Kane’s winner.Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:53 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton92′ Saints lob the ball into the box but Lloris commands his defence and collects. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:51 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton91′ Winks replaced by Wanyama. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:50 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton90′ Four minutes added on for extra-time. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:48 pm88′ Shane Long replaces Boufal. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:46 pm86′ Free-kick Spurs, Eriksen chips it in but Dier is outstretched and misses.Flag up anyway. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:44 pm84′ CHANCE SPURS Kane dummies his way into the Saints boxes but drags hit left footed effort wide of the mark. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:43 pm83′ Bertrand flicks wide for a Spurs corner on the right side. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:41 pm81′ Kane wins a free kick on half way, Bednarek shown a yellow. Ings will be replaced by Michael Obafemi. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:39 pm80′ Chance goes begging for Southampton as Redmond puts a ball across the Spurs box but no one latches on to it. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:37 pm77′ Sissoko wins a corner and Ndombele, arguably Spurs’ best player, will be replaced by Eric Dier. Spurs have a throw in by the corner flag.Nothing comes of it and Southampton now have a throw in and push possession upfield. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:35 pm75′ Deep cross finds Boufal who wins a corner on the right side. Ball comes our to Redmond who drives a low cross but Lloris saves. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:33 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton73′ Spurs break with Lamela weaving in and out on the left and he wins a corner. Cleared at Southampton retain possession. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:31 pm70′ Winks makes a vital interception to cut Southampton’s advancing play just outside the Spurs box. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:27 pm67′ Free kick Spurs in the middle of the park, Ndombele fouled by Yoshida. Eriksen clips it into Vertonghen but he can’t control and the ball is passed back down the line. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:24 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton64′ CHANCE SPURS Ball played across the box by Rose but a stretching Kane can’t finish. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:23 pm63′ Lamela replaces Son. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:21 pmSpurs 1-1 Southampton61′ Corner Saints… headed out for another corner. CHANCE SAINTS Lloris pulls off another fine save to prevent Yoshida from equalising. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:19 pm59′ Spurs fail to clear their lines and Saints take a short free kick and progress into the Tottenham half. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:18 pm58′ Boufal causing problems on the right win beating Rose to get a cross in but Spurs clear.Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:14 pm54′ Sissoko has covered at right-back for the sent off Aurier.Son gives away a free-kick 30 yards out. Ward-Prowse is over it… what a save by Lloris to prevent the free-kick from curling into the top corner. Resulting corner falls to Hojbjerg who volleys over. Jack Figg29 Sep 2019, 4:12 pm52′ Southhampton make use of the extra man dragging Spurs wide and Redmond wins a corner on the left side. Corner broke out to the ride but a cross was held by Lloris.Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:09 pmSpurs 2-1 Southampton47′ Chance for Spurs as Kane goes through on goal but was halted on the left side of the box and lost possession. Jack Figg28 Sep 2019, 4:07 pm46′ We are back underway. Load more entries…last_img read more

Jose’s trophy record in first full season at clubs will have Spurs excited

first_imgTOTTENHAM chief Daniel Levy ruthlessly sacked Mauricio Pochettino and replaced him with Jose Mourinho for one key reason – to win trophies.Poch, 47, worked wonders at Spurs, taking them from mid-table mediocrity to the Champions League final in just five years on a threadbare budget.3Yet five months after that evening in Madrid – a 2-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool – the Argentine was sacked.Mourinho 56, has been brought in as Pochettino’s replacement on a three-and-a-half year deal as Levy finally decided enough was enough.The self-proclaimed Special One has a knack of winning trophies – with 25 to his name during his illustrious career.Tottenham haven’t won a single thing since the League Cup victory of 2008, with Mourinho winning 13 trophies since that day.While it will be a tough ask for Mourinho to win any silverware this season, his record through his distinguished career suggests next season could be a big one for Spurs.After all, the Portuguese boss has an uncanny knack of winning trophies in his first FULL season at a new club.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMourinho burst onto the managerial scene in his third job, at Porto, initially hired in January 2002.In his first full campaign, the 2002-03 season, Mourinho won the TREBLE – the Primeira Liga, Taca de Portugal and Europa League.He would of course lead Porto to Champions League glory just 12 months later.His success earned him a move to newly-rich Chelsea for the start of the 2004-05 season – where he won the Premier League and League Cup in his first year.After his spell in England came to an end, Mourinho joined Inter Milan… and promptly won the Serie A crown at the first attempt.The Portuguese chief’s continued success saw him move to the Galacticos, Real Madrid – and clinch the Copa del Rey in his debut term in Spain.3In the summer of 2013, Mourinho moved back to Chelsea for a second stint, where his hot streak of trophies in his first full was season was snapped.The Blues lost the Super Cup final, having won the Europa League months earlier under Rafa Benitez, and were knocked out of the FA Cup and League Cup in the fifth round.Chelsea only managed to finish third that season too, while getting knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-finals.Nine months after being sacked by the Blues for a second time, Mourinho signed a three-year contract at Manchester United, starting in the 2016-17 season.How Jose Mourinho could line up Tottenham with Atal, Dybala and Fernandes joining Kane and Son in formidable sideMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Special One quickly got back to winning ways too, leading the Red Devils to Europa League and League Cup glory that very season.Mourinho now has half a season at Spurs to get the squad playing in his image before his real mission begins.Can the Tottenham chief, let that sink in for a moment, break the club’s 12-season trophy drought?3Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettinolast_img read more

Solomons make one last push to hold 2023 Pac Games

first_imgRNZI reports the Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare asked for a special adjournment in parliament to facilitate the trip and promised to back the bid with funding.The Solomons effort is being run on the basis that the Games have eluded the country for far too long, with the last event, the 1982 Mini Games.The Pacific Games Council is holding their AGM in Vanuatu next week to decide on the bid.Executive Director Andrew Minogue said Solomon Islands will be up against a strong Tahiti bid.”For Tahiti they’re attempting the Games for the third times so they are a safe pair of hands. They’ve done the Games before,” he said.”They’ve got good facilities there. They’ve got some plans in place for some new facilities to augment what they already have.”Executive Director Andrew Minogue says Solomon Islands are looking to follow in the footsteps of Tonga, who are hosting their first full Games in 2019.”Like Tonga, I guess for the 2019 Games, there’s an aspiration for them to graduate,” he said.”They held the Mini Games back in the 1980s and as a people they want to go to the next level. They have put a solid bid proposal together as well and it will be interesting to see,” Minoque said.The 22 member countries of the Pacific Games Council vote on the bid on May 11.last_img read more

2017 PNG Games preparations on track

first_imgThe Games will be held from March 18-April 1 and will bring together 23 provincial teams and 12,000 athletes and officials.Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko confirmed that 90 percent of the venues are complete, with preparations progressing well.However, the only issue that is slowing the contractor down is the wet weather, Tkatchenko said, which plays a major role in the timing of the completion of the facilities.He thanked the National Gaming and Control Board for contributing K1 million to assist the WNB Provincial Government to construct some of the sporting venues and infrastructure.“The province will have some of the best sporting facilities built to international standard and Kimbe will be the new sporting hub for the New Guinea Islands,” Tkatchenko stated.“The sporting facilities are first-class with a new running track, mini stadium and new basketball, netball and volleyball courts.”The Minister will visit the province in February to do a final inspection of the facilities and make sure that everything is set.last_img read more

Getafe-Real Madrid More goals than game

first_imgGoals0-1, 33 ‘: David Soria, 0-2, 52 ‘: Varane, 0-3, 95 ‘: Modric Varane, decisiveThe result, however, circulated in another sense, because Madrid went to rest winning thanks to an unnatural goal: right-handed center of left-handed Mendy and suicide exit of David Soria. He shot his fist trying to take Varane’s head off and with his knuckles he turned the ball into kamikaze. The referee attributed it to the Frenchman. Only there, under the sticks, was Getafe worse, because on the other side Courtois took a goal from Fajr and another from Cabrera. He was the giant of a tiny team, the goalkeeper who has been waiting.The second blow to Getafe, who came back from the same dominating locker room, it was less accidental. This time Varane scored a clean and frontal header, a classic Kroos shipment. The VAR, a diabolical instrument that tore off Butragueño in Camp Nou, took three minutes to determine that there was no offside.The double advantage made Madrid more sensible, also relieved because the legs began to leave Getafe. Bordalás tried a final assault with his trident, by putting Jorge Molina, and Zidane gave Vinicius the minutes when space abounded. Neither one nor the other gave a rudder, although the Brazilian and Bale spoiled three hands by hand. Before Modric’s final goal, in Valverde gallop, the match was already Madrid, saved by his bulletproof vest. A Getafe can not come if he. ChangesJorge Molina (59 ‘, Fajr), Federico Valverde (70 ‘, Kroos), Vinicius Junior (70 ‘, Isco), Portillo (79 ‘, Mata), Amath (80 ‘, Nyom), Jovic (80 ‘, Benzema) A sudden wind change took Madrid out of the Getafe mousetrap. The team that left 2019 regretting their lack of aim He stepped on 2020 toasting his goalkeeper and his centrals. From the goalless game he went to goals without a game. Header and a half of Varane, the best Courtois since he arrived, a high solitaire Militao and the final temper led him to triumph in a minefield. Getafe had a poorly paid job. He was superior in many phases of the game and had better chances, but he lacked goalkeeper and fortune. And he killed a poison he manages like nobody else: the strategy.The Getafe is a scientifically indigestible team. Cast his defense to the mountain, almost to the center of the field, gives the initiative, puts the soul in the second moves and accompanies the stew with an invasive pressure. Play without a ball but to a world of your goal. A certain risk system that cushions with the intelligent and even abusive use of tactical failure. He does not find a better way to protect his advanced defense than to abort any way out against the rival. Mata, its center forward, is a leader in championship infractions. That occurrence of cutting the power at the first exchange and three good strikers almost took him to the Champions League last year and have him up in this.So Madrid found what was expected, a mountain range to reach the opposite area. Zidane thought that the party demanded more elaboration than the Valverde proteins. So he joined, in front of Casemiro, Modric, Kroos and Isco, a group of notables with Benzema and Bale up. The Welshman has gone from essential to irremediable, to a lesser evil. With a certain generosity, he would be a scorer in a team that is hungry in an adversary area. But Bale has long started his disconnection from the team. In Getafe it didn’t help. Nor is the congress of super-midfielders, because they lacked ease for circulation. They were bored by that obsessive pressure from Getafe, a team that handles the weapon of conviction. And Ramos was missing, whose influence on the mood of the team is enormous, especially in these industrial matches.Madrid became allergic to the duel with the passing of the minutes. First it was disappearing from the opposite field and then it was in serious trouble behind. The most notable, a tremendous volley of Arambarri that started Courtois the stop of the game and perhaps of the month. It was played under the rules of Getafe, which was better on both sides of the field. Matches like this bring out the worst of Madrid, its lack of mobility, its lack of depth and its lack of fierceness. In Vitoria that laziness shook. In Getafe, no. CardsReferee: José Luis Munuera MonteroVAR Referee: Javier Alberola RojasNyom (33 ‘, Yellow) Damián Suarez (38 ‘, Yellow) Jovic (81 ‘, Yellow) Ferland Mendy (94 ‘, Yellow) Portillo (94 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

El Levante puts an eye on the South American market

first_imgSo, As AS has learned, the Orriols team is attentive to what happens in the South American Pre-Olympic at the hands of José Luis Sancho, member of the technical secretariat of the first team, that has moved to Colombia to see some of the best U23 teams in action. With the closing of the winter market just around the corner, without frights in the Levant, the sports area focuses on the future and has focused its efforts on the South American market, where the last tournaments of the lower categories of selections have taken place and to control the major leagues of the continent. The objective, mainly, is to be present in international tournaments and expand the scouting network especially in South America. Where, beyond the last international tournaments of lower categories, there is a niche to be exploited by European clubs in an increasingly saturated economic market. For example, the most lucrative sale in club history, Jefferson Lerma, came in circumstances similar to those sought. Previously, Manuel Fajardo and Javier Sanz, two men of maximum confidence of Manolo Salvador and David Navarro, who brought them from Alcorcón and Granada, respectively, to form their work teams, were present at the U-17 World Cup, which took place from October 26 to November 17, 2019 in Brazil, with the combined carioca raising precisely the title as host.They have also carried out a special follow-up in several Latin American countries; how In uruguay, where José Hernández has taken charge of generating the reports of the domestic championship.In this way, the sports area granota combs the South American market with the intention of giving talent “good, beautiful and cheap”. That is the intention of the technical structure: try to get hold of future players at an affordable price so they can finish developing under the tutelage of the club and with the sights set on the first team.In that sense, both the sports management of the first team and the subsidiary go hand in hand. El Levante puts an eye on the South American market.last_img read more