first_imgIt leaves the 28-year-old code hopper just three more games against world-class opposition on Sunday to show coach Ben Ryan he deserves a place in Fiji’s 12-man Olympic squad.Fiji did not need Hayne’s barnstorming brilliance to wrap up a back-to-back World Rugby Sevens series triumph.Big wins over Wales (42-5) and Australia (26-0), following an upset 31-10 loss to England, secured Fiji a quarter-final berth and put them out of reach of second-placed South Africa in the overall standings.Hayne was only used sparingly, with Ryan admitting the ex-San Francisco 49er has a long way to go before reaching optimum fitness.He managed four-and-a-half minutes in the loss against England, touching the ball just once.He had less time but more involvement against Wales, before a brief cameo in the last minute against Australia where he gave away a penalty.”It’s not about game time its about going out there and doing a job for the team,” Hayne said.”That was a good learning curve and when you’re rucking and trying to ruck the ball obviously you exert a lot of energy.”Its so much faster, it’s a lot quicker, (I’m) still getting used to it. I’m just being a sponge and learning as much as I can.”Coach ‘nowhere near judgement’ on HayneRyan conceded Hayne was facing a monumental task to realise his Rio Olympics dream.He only arrived in London on Monday after walking out of a lucrative contract with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and his depleted fitness levels meant Ryan had to nurse Hayne through day one of the London Sevens.”His fitness is way down on our boys and that’s why we’re moderating what he’s doing, he was pretty sore come Friday after consecutive training in what’s been a light week for us,” Ryan said.He said he was “nowhere near a judgement” on Hayne’s Olympic credentials.”I’d be an idiot of a coach if having played five minutes in the World Series I can start to make assumptions on where he can go.”He’s a good footballer but we’ve got world class players, we’re the reigning world champions,” Ryan said.”It’s huge competition and sevens is our game in Fiji so to get into our side you’ve got to be absolutely blitzing it and from him that’s going to mean going from a yoyo test which they all do in NRL from a 16, where he is now, to a 22.”When we go into the Olympic camp there’s no hiding place, we don’t pick by face we pick by form and he’ll have six or seven weeks to prove himself.”If he gets into our side because of form in seven weeks time then he’s done remarkably well and if he doesn’t it just shows the quality we’ve got,” Ryan said.AAPlast_img read more

first_imgDiario As announced on its website yesterday that John Guidetti was one step away from playing on loan at Hannover 96 and the Vitorian entity made it official a few minutes ago through its social networks. When the club was questioned this morning about the number that Camarasa was going to wear on his shirt, it was said that “you had to wait for movements during the day to know it since, once registered, it would be the one for the whole season”. Well, it will take 10. The one that until now had the Swedish striker, who dreams of playing the Eurocup with his country’s squad. Guidetti arrived on loan to Alavés in the winter market a few years ago and left very good feelings for what the Vitorian club paid to Celta about 4 million euros to close his transfer. After several years in Vitoria, he has gone from less to more and now he hardly counted for Asier Garitano. Its withdrawal will be inconsequential in the day-to-day competitive of the albiazul group. The news has come almost at the same time that Diario As has advanced the landing of Roberto Jiménez, from West Ham. It will also be on loan, as Guidetti. El Alavés trusts Aritz, the subsidiary’s goalkeeper who travels with the team at 6 in the afternoon heading to Valencia to play tomorrow against Levante, but has never hidden that he was looking for a goalkeeper with more travel in the market.last_img read more

first_imgItalian Brescia announced Wednesday the dismissal of its coach Eugenio Corini, cessation that occurs for the second time in three months and due to the bad results of the Italian team in Serie A.The Lombard march set penultimate in the classification with just 15 points in 22 days and its sporting situation has caused the second impeachment of Corini, which He was already fired at the end of last November. Then, Brescia named Fabio Grosso, world champion with Italy in 2006, but he lost his first three games and the club decided to repear Corini again. He won his first two games, although of the following seven, he only managed to draw two and lost the other five, leaving the team tied for points with the SPAL. Now, the team chaired by Massimo Cellino should look for a technician who manages to get him away from the descent to Serie B.last_img read more

first_imgAnother intrahistory saves the second. Madrid came to the crash making the rubber, hoping to grab a Barcelona in Valverde that ruled the domestic championship with an iron hand. And Zidane tried to repeat what crowned him in the Spanish Super Cup: marking the man from Kovacic to Messi. The Zidane paid for it and dismounted in the second 45 minutes. Goal of Suarez in 54 ‘, Messi himself in 64′ and Aleix Vidal in the discount to practically sentence the League before Christmas and leave the coach assuming his approach error. The bad garter belt would be forgotten in the Kiev Olympic Stadium with the thirteenth (3-1). With Bale again substitute, although this time he put on the hero layer of the finals with his double to Liverpool.Reuters’); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Messi surpassed the marking of the Kovacic man and condemned Zidane’s tactical decision.Reuters If the Zidane player debuted with victory in his first Classic League in the Bernabéu (2-0) in November 2001, thanks to the goals of Morientes and Figo, The Zidane coach still does not know what it is to celebrate that situation. It is true that the sample is not wide. There are two occasions when Barça has visited Madrid with the Frenchman on the benches, but in both he has stolen the three points. The first complicated the only League won by Zidane on day 33 of 2016-17 (2-3), the second was a hard blow (0-3) in the first round from 17-18 of a league championship without history that tyrannized the Blaugrana team (scored 14 points at Atleti and 17 at Madrid). While the last of the four consecutive failures occurred almost a year ago. The Solari Madrid was disarmed before the solidity of Piqué and Lenglet and the effectiveness of Rakitic, which marked the only goal of the match (0-1). Vinicius and Reguilón, the triumphs of the Argentine, were not very remarkable of a white set that stood twelve of Barça and signed his league surrender. The Classic was the second summit of the trident that Solari could not overcome in his black week: elimination takes place on February 27, defeat in the League on March 2 and elimination in the Champions League on day 5. On the 11th, Zidane would return to take command of a white ship whose course is still trying to straighten. A victory on Sunday would end the ghosts surrounding Messi’s and company visits and allow Marseilles, and Madrid, take off the Barca spine at once. At the furthest in time came the whites launched and willing to sentence the League and left with the Catalans to three points and with a victim: Gareth Bale. The winger reached the game and his performance in the clash showed that his recovery was not total. Outcome? Replaced by Asensio in the 39th minute, wasting a change that could have revitalized his team later and undermining the confidence professed by Zidane and the stands of Santiago Bernabéu. Neither Bale sinceró, nor Zidane perceived it, but the biggest victim was the player. Madrid won the League and Champions double, but Cardiff’s was not the game in the final won to Juventus (1-4) at Millennium Stadium from his hometown. This Classic was the first chapter of a book of disagreements that this season does not stop accumulating weight. Sergio Perez & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Moment in which Gareth Bale leaves the pitch, injured.Sergio Perez (REUTERS)center_img Although not all episodes at the Bernabéu with these actors bitter Zizou. The Supercopa of Spain of 2017 was the confirmation of the superiority of a Real Madrid that lifted its seventh title with the Frenchman in front. Without Cristiano, but with Asensio. The Mallorcan knocked down the door of ownership in the absence of the Portuguese on the basis of left-handers, like the one that opened the scoring four minutes after the confrontation. If the Super Cup was sentenced from the first leg (1-3), the return served to confirm how Barcelona remained knocked out by Neymar’s departure. White party choral that surely dream to repeat to end the league curse.DANI SANCHEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Madrid celebrated the achievement of its tenth Spanish Super Cup.DANI SANCHEZ (DAILY AS) No home wins since 2014-15And is that the ‘scenic fear’ of Santiago Bernabéu does not seem to affect the Football Club Barcelona lately. If the Blaugrana visits in the League are cursed for Zidane, they are no less so for Madrid as a whole. You have to look back to remember the last local victory in a Classic garter belt. Until October 25, 2014, more concretely. The team led by then by Carlo Ancelotti defeated Luis Enrique 3-1 and it was placed to a point of the azulgrana set. Cristiano, Pepe and Benzema would overcome both Neymar and achieved a victory that would not prevent Barça from raising the title with two points of advantage.TO the two games with Zidane in front must be added the 0-4 that suffered a Rafa Benitez that began convincing, but installed the runrún in the stands after the blushing defeat suffered at the hands of Luis Enrique and his. Luis Suarez twice, Neymar and Iniesta were, together with the Cheryshev case in the Cup, and the irregular garter march the main executioners of the Madrid coach.last_img read more

first_imgIn Madrid, therefore, one is awaiting events. It has already become aware that we are in the worst case scenario. Not even a return to work is considered. The season is considered lost and it is estimated that, in a week, the Government will have taken action on the matter. The financial buffer of the entity, which has 156 million in treasury (in cash, ready to face any contingency) and a net profit accumulated in the last decade of 350 million euros, puts it safe in this first sunami … but there is concern because it is The horizon over when football can be played is becoming increasingly black.However, in the short term there is calm. The ECA recommends an Efficiency Ratio (percentage of the entity’s total salaries with respect to operating income) of 70%. According to the latest accounts approved in Madrid (those of 2018-19) that ratio is 52%, a spectacular figure. The total wage bill is 394 million and the operating income is 757 million. Of those 394 million total salary mass, 283 correspond to the salaries of the coaching staff and players of the first template. The days go by and the The news that is coming about the impact that the coronavirus crisis will have on football finances are increasingly worrying. At Real Madrid, however, they don’t change the script. They are certain that the entity’s accounts are robust enough to withstand the first wave of the coronavirus, which is having devastating effects on some clubs andNo form of ERTE or negotiation of lower wages. But, after the last meeting of LaLiga with the clubs, the possibility is already assumed that football is in the worst case scenario, that it will not be played again in a few months (and that this championship will be unfinished) and that there will be to take advantage of the decisions that are made, in a group way (it is even aimed at the Government), to avoid a bankruptcy of the system to make up for the lack of those more than 500 million euros that remain to be collected from television contracts.In Madrid, therefore, Neither a negotiation with the captains for a drop in salary nor the possibility of doing an ERTE is being considered today. But it will join any consensual and group decision that is adopted from LaLiga in its negotiation with AFE or, even, it is not ruled out that the Government takes action on the matter and arbitrates by means of a Decree Law to set out how things should be done to ensure the survival of an industry, that of professional sports, from which many families live in the country.last_img read more

first_imgThe return to the Champions: Banega said goodbye to Sevilla in 2016 lifting the Europa League and, as a consequence, returning Sevilla to the Champions League after five seasons without stepping on the maximum continental competition. Although he cannot enjoy the anthem of the Champions League and the ball of the stars next year, Banega wants return to yours to the largest European showcase. He final stretch of the season it will be more special than ever for Éver Banega since, now yes, his goodbye to Sevilla will be final. As well the it seemed in 2016, when he packed for the Inter de Milanbut the club and player ways They rejoined. Now, with a contract that ensures a golden retirement in Saudi Arabia, Banega has before him five challenges to say goodbye through the front door of the club in which he has played best in his career and the only one has shown everything what it pointed out in its beginnings in Argentina.The triplet: Although winning the Europa League whether it is totally conditioned on whether UEFA resumes its competitions or not, the goal at Sevilla is always to win your competition fetish. It is also for Banega, which has two european titles in its showcases and looking for the triplet. In addition, the final is played in the Polish town of Gdansk and just over 300 kilometers from there, in Warsaw, Banega he was proclaimed best player of the final that Sevilla won in 2015. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 7, 2020 Top 10 matches: Till the date, Banega has disputed 224 games with the shirt of the Seville among all competitions, which places him 18th in the list of players with the most matches in Nervión. To access the top 10, Banega should reach 240 matches, which means playing every day until the end of the course in addition to five more European games. What he has already achieved is to be the Argentine with the most matches at Sevilla. Assistant record: Six are the goal passes that Banega has given so far this season in LaLiga, which equals his last year’s numbers and which places him only two from his personal record, the eight that he achieved with Valencia in 2010.Taste of mouth: The closing of last season with a sanction After four games, Banega’s detractors woke up from their torpor. This year has also had a slump than it seemed be recovering before the competition stopped. Both Banega and Seville are aware of what the farewell what both sides deserve and the dream is none other than that Banega pick up the mike again in the middle of the field in full celebration to sing the “… become champion again It is what I love the most and that this stands celebrate again together … “.last_img read more

first_imgThis journey undertaken as a frontrunner, suffered and enjoyable in equal elements, as he has highlighted on multiple event. It began in his head years in the past, till he was introduced with the alternative to land at Real Valladolid, the place he has a working group that he praised: “It’s made up of well-known individuals from Brazil and folks I met years earlier than. It permits me to be calm in administration.”In the similar method, Ronaldo recalled the difficulties he encountered as quickly as he landed in Zorrilla, resulting from the monetary management guidelines that stop making important expenditures. Removed from complaining about this monetary ‘truthful play’, defined to Del Piero how he determined to wager on giving continuity to the staff that had managed to ascend, in addition to the “nice and particular” response from the staff in the kind of permanence final season. Real Valladolid is free of coronaviruses. This was confirmed Ronaldo on Instagram, in a reside present shared with the Italian Alessandro del Piero. The President acknowledged that each he and the complete squad have examined damaging and defined that the staff’s return to coaching will happen on Monday, in teams of six, sure, complying with all the protocols established by LaLiga in the face of a return from the competitors that it sees “too dangerous”, regardless of the indisputable fact that He is aware of that he needed to discover “the finest resolution for everybody” and the membership abides by the resolution to return.The youth legend was in the Brazilian challenge in Valladolid, thought-about by Ronaldo as “a problem”. “I’ve beloved soccer all my life, however I didn’t see myself as a coach, directing 25 gamers, managing how everybody thinks … My daughters use me as a coach all day, however not me, I choose to be just a little calmer, “she mentioned with amusing, as recalled by the anecdote lived with Keko in one of his first video games: when he went to advise him on how one can outline in entrance of the goalkeeper, he reminded him that “you might be O Fenômeno”.last_img read more

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (AP): Milos Raonic got one back on Roger Federer to start the new season. After losing coach Ivan Ljubicic to the Federer camp leading into 2016, Raonic achieved something nobody else born in the 1990s has managed to do against the 17-time major winner – beat him twice. The 25-year-old Canadian broke Federer’s serve once in each set of a 6-4, 6-4 win yesterday in the Brisbane International decider, reversing the outcome of their meeting in last year’s final at the Australian Open warm-up tournament. Ljubicic was in Federer’s corner for the final. Carlos Moya, who will join Raonic’s coaching crew, doesn’t arrive in Australia until next week. He’s got a good base to work off, starting with Raonic’s eighth career title and only his second win in 11 matches against Federer. It was a boost coming off a troubled end to 2015, when Raonic missed the last three weeks with a back problem, having missed the French Open earlier in the season with a foot injury, parted company with Ljubicic and finished out of the top 10. “It does great things – it signifies within the team how concrete and good the work we’re doing is,” Raonic said of his win. “At the same time, with the difficulties I’ve had last year, it’s maybe a good way for me to show the other guys I will face going in Melbourne, you know, I’ve got my stuff back together and I can play some good tennis again.” Raonic attacked top-seeded Federer with his booming serve and forehand, as expected, but also went to the net 13 times in the first set and won 10 of those points to put him on course for the win. Federer, who went 6-5 in finals in 2015 – with all five losses coming to top-ranked Novak Djokovic – struggled earlier in the week with lingering flu-like symptoms, but improved with four matches in four days, including wins over Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals and Dominic Thiem in the semis. Raonic “did well. It was a tough match – (my) legs were a little bit wobbly,” Federer said. “Still, considering the week I’ve had, I’m actually quite happy. That’s why I’m not down or anything or disappointed. “If I would’ve known I would’ve made the finals five days ago I would’ve been unbelievably happy.” BIG BOOSTlast_img read more

first_imgThree jockeys sustained injuries and had to be rushed to hospital in two separate races, the sixth and seventh, respectively, at Caymanas Park yesterday.Coming out worst was three-time champion Dane Nelson, whose mount, MONTEGONIAN, stumbled and fell approaching the furlong pole in the sixth race over 1300 metres, decking the popular jockey. In the ensuing melee, STRAIGHTFROMUHEART was brought down, throwing jockey Richard Mitchell as well. The horse also stepped on Nelson, who lay motionless on the ground for a while before he was rushed to the First Aid Post in the track ambulance.Nelson regained consciousness shortly after, but was then fitted with a neck brace by the paramedics and taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for treatment and further observation.Mitchell, on the other hand, escaped injury, but did not ride for the remainder of the day.In the very next race over 1500 metres, won by 7-2 chance DREAMCOMETRUE, both DINNER BY SEVEN and STIR IT UP dislodged their respective riders, Paul ‘Country’ Francis and the veteran Vassell ‘Jollyman’ Najair in the backstretch.Francis is suspected to have fractured his collar bone, while the 62-year-old Najair was badly shaken up and received an injury to his face. Both were taken to the UHWI for observation.SEVERAL SPILLSAlthough there have been several spills on racedays at Caymanas, only one has claimed the life of a jockey in 56 years of racing at the track. This occurred on November 20, 1999, when popular lightweight jockey, Al Gopie, was thrown by his mount, SAGAR, at the half mile and was trampled by horses in the day’s penultimate race.Meanwhile, firm favourites ROYAL ASSAULT and ETERNAL JOY led from start to finish to win the co-feature races on the card.Ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, the much-improved 4-y-o colt, ROYAL ASSAULT, romped the overnight allowance sprint as the 3-5 favourite. And 30 minutes later, the Neive Graham-trained ETERNAL JOY, a 2-1 favourite, with apprentice Linton Steadman replacing the injured Paul Francis, did likewise in the closing race over 1200 metres for the Colin Melhado Memorial Cup (claiming $250,000-$210,000).last_img read more

first_imgLONDON (AP):The IOC advised national Olympic committees yesterday to follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, asserting its confidence that the games will be safe.Brazil has been hit hard by the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in infants, raising concerns about the outbreak’s potential impact on South America’s first Olympics in August.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent a note to all national Olympic committees outlining the latest medical advice concerning the Zika virus, the most recent problem for a country already dealing with a severe economic crisis and a sprawling corruption scandal.”All parties are taking action to address this topic, and are following developments closely,” the IOC said.The two-page note from the IOC medical commission repeated advice for travellers to take precautions against mosquito bites and for women who are planning to become pregnant to assess the potential risks of travelling to areas infected with the virus.”The IOC remains in close contact with the WHO to ensure that we have access to the most up-to-date information and guidance, from now through to Games time,” the IOC statement said. “At the same time NOCs should consult with their national health authorities to get advice and guidance.”The IOC did not say the Olympics were threatened in any way and made it clear that it expects the Aug. 5-21 games to be secure for athletes and visitors.”We remain confident that there will be a safe environment for successful and enjoyable games in Rio de Janeiro,” the statement concluded.last_img read more