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Entertaining start to men’s netball competition

first_imgWith three divisions and 19 participating teams, the competition set off its Round 1 well with loads of fun and entertainment.The three divisions in the competition include the premier mixed league, social “A” mixed league and social “B” league.The premier league division has six participating teams: BSP1, PNGFP, Mari Pasifika, Veupunama 1, Mona and Kamuna.The social “A” mixed league has seven participating teams: Matrix, BSP 2, NSL, Lasi, Veupunama 2 , APGV Rogonuma and  RR Mixed and in the social “B” league, Graffiti, PNG Hardware, Lasi , LA Netters, PNG Construction and CPL/HHL.The competition official has praised the teams for the round one game, saying it was a great start to the competition.The PNG mixed and men’s netball lead coordinator Adam Parker thanked all players and spectators for turning up last Wednesday for the Round 1 games and apologised for  a couple of hiccups. But he urged all participants to adjust to the changes in the coming rounds.Round 2 of the competition will start tomorrow evening at the Rita Flynn Courts at 6.30pm.DRAWPREMIER MIXED FIXTURES 6.30PM CRT 2 MONA vs BSP17.15PM CRT 2 KAMUNA vs VEUPUNAMA8.00PM CRT 2 PNGFP vs MARI PASIFIKASOCIAL A MIXED 6.30PM CRT 1 KP EAGLES vs RIPA RALA 17.15PM CRT 1 APGV vs MATRIX8.00PM CRT 1 BSP 2 vs LASIBYE: NSLSOCIAL B MIXED 6.30PM CRT 3 PNG CONSTRUCTION vs PNG HARDWARE7.15PM CRT 3 HHL/CPL vs VEUPUNAMA 28.00PM CRT 3 GRAFFITI vs LASI8.45PM CRT 1 AURA NETTERS vs SOSlast_img read more

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In just a month and a half Mou accumulates problems

2. 3 José Mourinho has been a Tottenham coach for a month and a half and is already in trouble. Yesterday they played a game of FA Cup before him Middlesbrough from Jonathan Woodgate and things did not go well. They tied one with a club that militates in a lower category and they will be forced to play a replay match, something that the technician will not like at all, that if he has complained about something over the years, it is tight calendar that English teams have, as well as the few rest days they have. Six wins, two draws and four losses is the coach’s balance since he signed for Tottenham. He has just arrived, but he is expected to stop adding obstacles, especially now that the round of 16 is coming Champions League, where a priori have an affordable rival, the RB Leipzig. Kane will miss the first leg of said crossing.All this with the underlying problem of Christian Eriksen, who seems definitely determined not to renew his contract to leave free in summer, although some club is trying to convince you to change your air immediately. Losing one of the stars of the team is another blow to Mourinho. Premier League* Data updated as of January 6, 2020 Tottenham has not been eliminated but there are those who take in London the result as a defeat, since it was taken for granted that they would go round without problems despite the decline in Harry kane. And is that the injury of the striker is another problem that has come to the Portuguese on the slope of January. It seems that it will take longer than expected to return and English is key to trying to take the flight back in the Premier League, in which they are already sixth with 30 points, to one in Europe. That is why having to play more games than expected, not starting with a comfortable balance, the loss of Kane, the pressure of the eighth Champions and the more than possible Eriksen march, are many more problems than any would like coach after a month and a half on the bench. 9 read more

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French referee Anthony Pravettoni, penalized for betting

first_imgFrench tennis decide Anthony Pravettoni has been suspended for eight months and fined $ 5,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (ITU) for taking part in betting.. The sanction of the Gallic official, which got here into drive since April 9, will be lowered to a few months and $ 4,000 if he assumes to participate within the anti-corruption program of tennis and isn’t concerned in comparable occasions once more.An investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit discovered that between February 24 and August 27, 2019 the French referee made 42 bets on skilled tennis matches, by which he didn’t function a decide. Bets are usually not allowed on tennis officers. Pravettoni is prohibited from officiating or attending any occasion sanctioned, organized or acknowledged by the governing our bodies of the game for a interval of 5 months from April 9. All bets on tennis by officers and different associated individuals are strictly prohibited. “No one who covers or is instantly or not directly associated to this sport might guess, conspire to guess or try and guess on the consequence or some other facet of any occasion or any tennis competitors.“the foundations set. The Tennis Integrity Unit is a joint initiative of ATP, WTA, ITF and the Grand Slam, collectively dedicated to a zero tolerance method to betting associated corruption in skilled tennis.last_img read more

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Chelsea will extend Giroud’s contract until 2021, according to ‘Sky’

first_imgOlivier Giroud will remain at Chelsea until 2021. The London team has exercised the option of extending the relationship with the French attacker for another year as allowed a clause in your contract, as reported Sky Sport. Giroud, 33, was free this coming June 30 to sign for any clubAlthough Chelsea reserved the option of extending their contract for one year, as it has been. With this move Chelsea saves time to observe the forward market and see what suits you best. It is not ruled out that Giroud could appear in the next transfer market, despite the renewal. Either within an operation or signing for another club. The Frenchman has been linked in recent weeks to Inter (would be one of the arrivals to alleviate the possible departure of Lautaro). There he would rejoin his former coach Antonio Conte. Chelsea are safeguarding their backs as the English media point to the movement It is due to the uncertainty that there may be in the transfer market, after the coronavirus pandemic. Let an attacker like Giroud escape for free, in the face of such a situation, It would not have been a smart move on the part of the London club.last_img read more

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Davidovich: “If you are healthy you don’t have to be vaccinated”

first_imgAlejandro Davidovich He was the visitor of this Friday at Confinad @ s. The 20-year-old Spanish tennis participant analyzed his present state of affairs due to the pandemic and in addition the longer term.Present state of affairs: “I have tried to maintain my thoughts busy. I’ve finished as a gardener, I’ve taken extra care of the cats, cleaned the home completely… when the owner sees it, he received’t know what’s his. ”What do you do throughout quarantine?: “I’m not watching many sequence, particularly I’m taking part in FIFA lots with my associates. I don’t see many sequence or films, at most one chapter a day. I choose to do different issues, I’m very energetic and I choose to do different issues. Now as I also can exit to train within the morning and afternoon, it makes me spend the day simpler. I have additionally learn lots ”.Quarantine anecdote: “I blew up a play controller once I misplaced a recreation. I’m very aggressive (laughs). Yesterday, for instance, I used to be taking part in Parcheesi with my girlfriend and two associates and I misplaced and deleted the applying and left the group (laughs). ”Bodily goal: “My problem is to preserve weight. I do know that by coaching I’ll return to my weight, however I are not looking for to go up a lot and I’m attempting to preserve myself. ”I want after quarantine: “What I most miss is taking a racket and hitting it, which I haven’t finished for 2 months. Now I’m going with the coach to the seashore and shading, however not taking part in. It appears that evidently on Monday we will, however we are going to have to see. Our membership is in a resort and we could have to discover one other “Relationship with the household at a distance: “I’d particularly like to see my mom. That’s the very first thing I would like to do. Then see my household and associates. Earlier than I choose up a racket, I would like to see them. It’s true with my mom that I speak lots from a distance. With a lot journey it’s troublesome and I have a great relationship together with her and we have been very in contact. ”As you think about the longer term: “We are not going to be this 12 months like earlier than. It should be one thing we have by no means skilled. Every thing will open up slightly, however it should be sophisticated. ”Subsequent competitors: “Being coaching all 12 months with out understanding if you are going to compete is troublesome … Though we are all the highest Spanish (up to the TOP100) organizing a number of tournaments. Since we is not going to be ready to go away Spain to proceed taking part in. We are seeing how we are going to do it, in addition to doubles, as well as to taking part in high quality matches having a great time. ” Vaccines to replay: “When it began, I used to be pessimistic and I believed we wouldn’t be taking part in once more all 12 months, however possibly they’ll get a shot sooner. Our sport could be very international and all international locations should be open. I feel that if you are healthy you don’t have to get vaccinated ”.Australian Open 2020: “It was the 12 months earlier than and I misplaced, however then I certified for the principle draw. I knew he was a really aggressive and quick opponent, he had crushed me final 12 months, however all through the sport he let me go. In the long run I completed higher bodily and that was the important thing. Enjoying 5 units is troublesome at first, however that was the important thing there. ”Subsequent-Gen Requirements: “It’s laborious to change units and benefits, however for instance the hawk’s eye I actually preferred. The referee can fail and the machine can’t. Additionally, I feel teaching doesn’t damage anybody. The worst factor is that there are no ball boys, as a result of there isn’t a time to recuperate and relaxation if you have to go for the ball ”.Wimbledon: “I would really like to repeat and repeat the junior title, however within the majors. Once I bear in mind what occurred it was unimaginable. The day of the ultimate was very quick, once I opened my eyes I used to be having dinner. It was very thrilling and I actually loved it. “ATP Factors: “The truthful factor I feel is to begin in January once more, to unfreeze it, as a result of now it is rather sophisticated since in tennis you at all times defend and on this approach it isn’t attainable.”Future goal: “The aim this 12 months was to be within the prime 50 and extra long-term within the High 10.”Your greatest match: “The victory in opposition to Monfils. I have at all times had him very excessive and profitable that recreation was unimaginable. I used to be very excited and when he was rambling he was smiling as a result of he didn’t assume I used to be taking part in in opposition to him. However as soon as the sport began, I modified the chip and put myself on prime. Monfils is somebody very electrical, what he does along with his flexibility and velocity no person on the circuit does. ”Kyrgios: “He messes together with her on the monitor, however he’s a great particular person. If he’s concerned, he has an excellent degree ”.Referrer: “Djokovic, I feel he has finished nice issues, additionally due to the competitors with Nadal and Federer, though I feel that taking part in I look extra like Nalbandián.The toughest factor about being a tennis participant: “Not having a life like the remainder. It’s contradictory, as a result of I like what I do and I discover it pleasurable, however you miss household and associates, whom I hardly see. The worst factor for me will not be having the ability to keep at house as a lot as you need ”.His worst hit throughout video games: “I feel I have a great serve, however in video games I get nervous and I don’t get it the identical as in coaching.”last_img read more

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JCSA holds off challenge to INSPORTS board

first_imgTensions appeared to have calmed somewhat at the government-run sporting agency, the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), after the Don Anderson-led board was reinstated, virtually en bloc, by the Office of the Prime Minister last month.This move, according to Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) vice -president, Robert Chung, has basically nullified their efforts to have the former board dissolved.However, all parties appear to be satisfied as according to Chung, administrative director Ian Andrews had his signing powers restored and, so far, the board has shown no malice towards him.”The board has been reinstated, and we never got a chance to respond to the reinstatement because we thought that with the elections, it would have been put off.They have made some changes, but the board has been reinstated, and Don Anderson is still the chairman of the board,” Chung told The Gleaner.”What we are not understanding is if this move means hostility to Mr Andrews has ceased. Since the new board has been appointed, there has been no hostility towards him, and we see us getting no mileage out of this by saying the board has been inappropriate, because there is a new board in place,” he explained.He noted that with the board’s reappointment, all their previous plans to have it dissolved have been shelved because there is no case against their operations. However, he said they will watch and see if tensions are still brewing.”If you understand what is happening here now, they have put us in a null position. We can’t complain about a board that is no longer there, and this new board has shown no hostility or done anything towards our member. But, we are waiting to see as, if anything should happen it will happen after election,” Chung pointed out.”But, as far as we know, that (signing power) has been returned, and we don’t think it has been disturbed now that the new board is in place. A few of them (board members) have been replaced, about three, but it’s a huge board, and I don’t know how much that will change what is happening. But Mr Andrews has no complaints.”So we no longer have a claim against the board because the board has changed, and the new board has not shown any hostility towards Mr Andrews.”last_img read more

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Mussenden charts course for CONCACAF presidency

first_imgRocked by the recent FIFA corruption scandal, regional football authority, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), will continue its push towards turning a new page with upcoming elections for a new president.Long-time Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden is looking to be the man to lead the confederation into a new age of transparency, credibility and growth and has been taking this message across the region as he drums up support ahead of the May 12 presidential election.CONCACAF has long held significance in FIFA’s corridors of power, but as a wide-ranging investigation revealed, many within the organisation played major roles in under-the-table operations.The organisation’s last three presidents, Austin ‘Jack’ Warner, Jeffrey Webb and Alfredo Hawit, have all been indicted by the US Department of Justice. Webb has since pleaded guilty to racketeering, money laundering and racketeering charges.Mussenden, who distanced himself from the culture that clearly existed in the previous dispensation of regional football leadership, believes his experience in football administration, coupled with his base as a former Bermudian attorney general, would serve the region well.”I have been the president of the Bermuda Football Association for a number of years, so I have been around a number of years, and I have been encouraged by presidents of other countries, who have asked me to consider running,” he told The Sunday Gleaner.GREAT CONSIDERATION”I have given it great consideration, and I have seen how the previous presidents and general secretaries operate and I thought that with the right effort, the right support and with my background in legal affairs and football, that I could be an effective leader,” added Mussenden.”We took some serious damage, but from the bottom, there is only one way to go and that is up. CONCACAF has started the process with the reform package that we have been through over the past few months. We have been working on changes to our statutes to bring in greater checks and balances,” he said. “That is the first and early step in us working hard to demonstrate that CONCACAF can be one of the greatest confederations in FIFA, but also that we could be a credible organisation in the eyes of the people in our 41 countries.”Mussenden, an attorney-at- law, promises, if elected, to transform the organisation into an effectively run body with strong marketing, communications and tech-driven execution, while crucially committing to put into good use some US$10 million, which is being withheld as part of the ongoing corruption investigations.”Funds that have been seized and due to be returned … I understand that a significant amount of that will be due to CONCACAF as the victim and the money that comes back to CONCACAF, whatever it is, I think it should be used for development,” he said, before outlining his planned breakdown.”Thirty per cent should be used to develop various programmes, 20 per cent should be divided on a needs basis between the three unions, and the other 50 per cent should be divided equally among the 41 countries of CONCACAF because it should have been delivered to those countries in any event, and I will pledge to put this forward if elected,” noted Mussenden.COACHING EDUCATIONMussenden is also hoping to improve coaching education across the region and outlined plans to introduce a multi-tiered licensing system similar to that which exists at UEFA.He is also promising to work to ensure that the region continues to produce top-class referees and assistant referees, even as he underlined the need to pay close and immediate attention to bringing the confederation in line with best practices.The candidate says he has received encouraging reception from the various associations and believes he will get their support when voting begins.”I have had great encouragement from countries across the board and I feel very confident about the support … I have a good plan, I think I can get the respect of our member associations, I can get the respect of the people that we have to do business with and the region on a whole,” Mussenden noted.The CONCACAF presidential election will take place in Mexico City on May 12.last_img read more

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Spencer signs PUMA deal

first_imgPUMA today announced it has signed an endorsement deal with Jamaican hurdler Kaliese Spencer.  The 28 year-old 400m hurdles standout will join PUMA’s roster of athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Kaliese joins the Global Sport brand’s growing female portfolio that includes 2015 US NCAA 100m Champion, Jenna Prandini and Australian sprint hurdler, Michelle Jenneke. Kaliese has been at the top of the game for years, with an impressive and lengthy list of personal achievements.  Her 400m hurdles career highlights include gold at the World Junior Championships in 2006 and fourth place at the 2012 Olympics Games in London six years later. As the fastest performer in the world coming out of 2014, Spencer is only getting started; and will push for gold this summer. Talking about the signing, Kaliese Spencer said, “I have known PUMA for many years throughout their partnership with the JAAA, I like them and their people; they are great support to have around, more like a family really!  I am excited to be a part of PUMA as it increases its focus on women, and I hope that involving female athletes in the campaign will inspire young girls to hit the track. I look forward to doing great things with my new PUMA family.” Pascal Rolling, Head of Sports Marketing, Running at PUMA added, “Kaliese is another great addition to PUMA as she embodies the brand’s distinctive attitude, especially through her determination to succeed. She has been competing internationally for 10 years now and is at the top of her game. This combined with her likeable nature and personality make her a perfect fit for PUMA.”last_img read more

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Man City, Chelsea in big clash

first_img CECH IN SPOTLIGHT EARLY START LEICESTER CONTROVERSY LONDON (AP): How José Mourinho must long for the days last season when Chelsea was being goaded for being “boring”. The start to the new campaign has been anything but mundane at Stamford Bridge. Tumult has replaced apparent tranquility after losing the Community Shield to Arsenal and starting the Premier League title defence with a draw to Swansea. A victory over Manchester City on Sunday, though, would quickly transform the mood surrounding the champions. Perhaps that is why Mourinho has shielded his players from criticism even though goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss the trip to Manchester after being sent off against Swansea, with new signing Asmir Begovic taking his place. Instead, it’s the Chelsea medical staff in Mourinho’s firing line. By publicly criticising his medical staff and removing doctor Eva Carneiro from her match-day role, Mourinho has generated a new wave of damaging headlines for the club. But Mourinho’s failure to strengthen the squad is now biting, with a couple of weeks remaining in the summer transfer window. First-choice striker Diego Costa is not fully fit and new backup Radamel Falcao has much to prove after a lacklustre season at Manchester United. Mourinho wants to strengthen a defence that was exposed against Swansea with the addition of John Stones but Everton is rebuffing Chelsea’s pursuit of the centre back. Manchester City, meanwhile, face Chelsea on a high after starting their quest to regain the trophy from the London club with a victory at West Bromwich Albion. Unlike Chelsea, City made a high-profile addition to their squad by signing Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for 49 million pounds (US$76 million). “It’s going to be a really tough season,” Sterling said. “With it being our first home game of the season, we want to get off on the right foot.” Leicester striker Jamie Vardy will not be sacked over a racial slur captured on camera at a casino, manager Claudio Ranieri said Thursday. “Jamie apologised to everyone; it was a mistake,” Ranieri said. “The club has said it is OK.” There’s an early opening to the second round of Premier League, with Manchester United facing Aston Villa tonight. Although Friday night games will feature more regularly from next season, this is a one-off due to a march by the far-right English Defence League group in the Birmingham area tomorrow and United being unable to play the following day due to their Champions League playoff against Bruges on Tuesday. David de Gea was dropped from United’s opening-day win over Tottenham and the goalkeeper will be left out of the team again. Manager Louis van Gaal is concerned that the Spaniard is not mentally fit as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid. Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero will instead seek another clean sheet at the start of his United career. The pre-season optimism at Arsenal was quickly deflated by losing to West Ham at the start of its search for a first league title since 2004. There’s another London derby for Arsenal on Sunday against Crystal Palace and goalkeeper Petr Cech will want to avoid a repeat of the mistakes that contributed to a 2-0 collapse to West Ham.last_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_imgAmateur boxing show cancelled Tropical Storm Erika, which struck the Eastern Caribbean on Thursday, has caused the cancellation of the international boxing show between Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands that was scheduled for tonight at the Olympia Crown Hotel. Two of the six-man team of boxers from the Virgin Islands arrived on Wednesday, and the other four were scheduled to come in yesterday. Because of the storm, all flights were cancelled, so the remaining boxers were unable to get to Jamaica. The Boxing Board, under whose auspices the show was being held, told The Gleaner yesterday that arrangements will be made to hold the show later in the year. Yaya Toure opts out ABIDJAN (AP): Yaya Toure asked not to be included in CÙte d’Ivoire’s squad for its first 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier, and coach Michel Dussuyer says the midfielder is in a “period of reflection” over his international career. Dussuyer met with Toure in London recently over his future with the national team and said in comments published by the Ivorian federation “I hope he will continue his adventure” with national team. “I told him that I was counting on him. He is a great player and is the captain of the team,” Dussuyer said. Now 32, Toure led CÙte d’Ivoire to their first continental title in 25 years in February, his first international trophy. He said in March he was considering whether to continue his international career. CÙte d’Ivoire open their qualifying campaign for 2017 against Sierra Leone next weekend. Robben now Netherlands captain THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP): Arjen Robben replaced striker Robin van Persie as captain of the Netherlands yesterday in Danny Blind’s first squad since taking over from Guus Hiddink as national coach. Blind said he needs a captain with more on-field presence as his team heads into two crucial European Championship qualifiers against Group A leader Iceland and Turkey. “It’s a great honour that the coach asked me to captain Oranje,” Robben said in a written statement. Robben was the undisputed star of the Dutch team that reached the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup in Brazil, but the Bayern Munich winger has struggled with injuries for much of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Van Persie, the Netherlands’ all-time top scorer with 49 goals in 98 internationals, said he respected Blind’s decision and accepted the role of vice-captain. Spain coach calls up David de Gea MADRID (AP): Spain coach Vicente del Bosque yesterday included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa, and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year’s European Championship. Del Bosque called up De Gea, even though he has not played for Manchester United so far this season amid speculation over a possible move to Real Madrid. Former Madrid keeper Iker Casillas is also included in the squad. “It’s true he hasn’t been in official competitions, which is a requirement, but we are in the early part of the season,” Del Bosque said of De Gea’s inclusion, explaining that the player has trained and is ready to play. Del Bosque said he expected De Gea’s club situation was only “temporary” and would be resolved by September 1, when the transfer window will have closed. “He is a goalkeeper that, like Casillas, we think will defend Spain’s goal for many years.”last_img read more

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