first_imgPendamon with 30 points are leading the competition  after their final match this week with a goal against Momase Football Club, the runners up with 18 points.Papua New Guinea prolific national striker Nil Hans,  who plays for Pendamon,  sent a long range shoot in  the 85th minute which the Momase goal keeper couldn’t save.Momase put on a strong combination in the second half and had several chances but couldn’t convert the efforts into something meaningful in the net.Most of their key players did not turn up which was a setback for them in that game.“My club started in 2013 and in that year we came first and repeated it in 2014. This year we were optimistic to regain our title,” Visu said.Speaking to PNG LOOP he was impressed with his boys’ performance to maintain their style of play until  the end of the match.“Most of my players are from the Gav store settlement and some are students in Madang Technical College.’’He said engaging boys from  the settlement was a step in the right direction to prevent them from venturing into criminal activities.“I observe during training since the inception of this club in 2013 that these boys stay focused and refrain from lawlessness in the community.“My team is fortunate to top the ladder  because I have four soccer national players in the team Nil Hans, Vania Malagan, Efpryn Leo and Gidex Silvernos.’’The A-league comprise a reserve, women division for B, under 16 women and under 16 men.Photo: Momase midfield, Ronnie Araewa shows his dribbling skills.last_img read more


first_imgVery different is the step of Jose Ma by the club of Almendralejo. He arrived at the team last summer, coming from Nautical, Y has not managed to add a single minute so far this season. His only appearance of azulgrana, beyond the preseason meetings in which he intervened, was very recently in the Copa del Rey tie in Portugalete.Perone, on loan to HerculesThe other proper name of the day in the Estremadura It’s of Bruno Perone. The central, ceded by the Extremadura to Nautical at the beginning of this season, he has finished his assignment period at the Catalan club and leaves, also ceded by the club of Almendralejo, to the Hercules The rest of the season. Carlos Valverde Y Jose Ma they are officially the first exits of the Extremadura UD in this winter market. The club has just officially announced the exits of both players, exits necessary to lighten chips that allow the incorporation of new players. Significant is the march of the Andalusian, an unquestionable piece in the season of promotion to professional football.Valverde leaves the Extremadura team after intervening in seven games this season. In the previous one, a serious injury separated him seven months from the team after being fundamental in the first lineups of Juan Sabas during the first days of LaLiga 1,2,3. Before, in Segunda B, Utrera played 39 games, between the regular league and the promotion phase, and scored five goals, leaving very good feelings among the Barca fans.last_img read more


first_imgThe moañés has been on the brink of suspension since December 22. The fifth yellow already saw her in front of the Eibar for simulating penalty, an arbitration decision that the Competition Committee canceled. The success of the allegations presented by Celta allowed him to play last Saturday in Valencia.Provoked. A similar situation was experienced last season. Before traveling to Wanda Metropolitano, Aspas took off his shirt when marking against the Real society. That way he completed a cycle and was able to play against Girona. In that game, which was decisive for salvation, he scored a goal.There are three more Celts on the edge of the suspensionThe yellow alert on the squad extends to three other players, although none currently enjoys the status of indisputable: Hugo Mallo, Joseph Aidoo and Santi Mina. In the case of the captain, tomorrow he will start for the first time in 2020. Kevin Vázquez’s leave, which meets the cycle, opens the doors of the eleven to the marinense on the right side. Mallo is better off from the inconvenience caused by a pubalgia and will have the mission of marking Nolith. Covering the back of the lane could be Aidoo if Oscar Garcia he repeats the drawing of five defenses he raised in Mestalla. If he returned to a line of four in the rear, the Ghanaian would be out of alignment and the tandem in the axis of the rear would be formed by Jeison Murillo and Néstor Araujo. Few options to play start has Mina. Russian Fedor Smolov is probably the Aspas companion in the lead and the canterano will have to wait on the bench for his chance. All the matches of Celtic until the end of the season they are considered ‘final’ in the search for permanence, but there are some that are more decisive than others. In 15 days you will visit Balaído el Leganés, direct rival For the permanence. In addition to the victory, the celestial will try to turn the golaveraje after losing in the first round in Bumper (3-2). It will be a meeting of more than three points, a key event that is in danger for the undisputed star of the Vigués team. Iago Aspas is aware of the penalty by accumulating four yellow cards. If tomorrow against him Seville he is not admonished, he would have to walk with lead feet the next day in the Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more


first_imgThe third time was in Spain, in a formidable setting: the La Romareda stadium, in Zaragoza, It was the stage chosen to end an encounter that began with the El Sadar stadium in Pamplona and ended with a 50-minute encounter in the Aragonese capital: Due to a series of incidents caused mostly by the most radical supporters of the rojillo team, Osasuna-Madrid from the 1988-89 season had to be suspended upon receiving Buyo, a Real Madrid goal, a firecracker as well as various object launches. The referee for the match, Socorro González, suspended the match in the 42nd minute. On January 31, 1989, the Competition Committee decided that the setting to settle the remaining time would be La Romareda and behind closed doors. Chendo played that time (he had been a starter in Pamplona), and he saw how Hugo Sánchez balanced the game with a goal from a direct free kick. Chendo would retire in 1998 being champion of Europe. He became a team delegate. Y in this way he has lived two other closed-door meetings. The first, against Roma, at the Olympic. The Roman team were sanctioned by UEFA when Swedish referee Anders Frisk was hit by an object thrown from the stands in a match against Dynamo Kiev. Madrid also won (0-3, goals by Ronaldo and two by Figo, one from a penalty). There before some 1,000 people between delegations of both teams, VIP tickets (UEFA sponsors plus people are on duty (police, fire and medical technicians)… and ten white fans, debuted again on these issues. There he attended the requests of García Remón, coach at the time of the first team of Madrid. Changes, annotations, instructions, all in a magnificent setting where the screams among the companions could be heard even through television.The last one was in Warsaw, in a match against the Polish Legia in 2016. The radical supporters of the Polish group, one of the most violent in the entire European continent, caused a pitched battle in the match that his team lost to Borussia Dortmund (0-6), in the first match of the Champions League playoffs. Poles and Germans had been placed with Madrid and Sporting Lisbon in Group F, and UEFA’s sanctions were not going to be short: closing the field in the match against Madrid and an economic fine of 80,000 euros for insufficient organization and access to the stands blocked. And there, in Warsaw, behind closed doors saw the fastest goal that Madrid has scored in the Champions League: Bale impaled a left-foot shot that Malarz, the Polish goalkeeper, could not stop.Chendo was there. The only protagonist who has lived five empty-door matches for Real Madrid. The man who was always there. Yes. It was always there. Maybe it didn’t attract attention. He was not one of the most important, but his role, with the passage of time, has made him a luxury secondary in the exciting career of Real Madrid. His name is Miguel Porlan Noguera. He is known by his nickname, Chendo (‘Chendi’ for Zidane). For many, he was the sixth man in The Quinta del Buitre. A former soccer player who belongs to the white club since he entered the 70s. From Murcia, he acted on the right side from 1982 to 1998, the year in which he became the team’s delegate. What if. He is a chosen one who has lived the five games that Madrid has played behind closed doors live. Four with the first team and one with Castilla, in 1980. At that time it was already emerging. The band went up without problems and closed the attacking rival without any problem. In the 1980-81 season, Castilla had the honor of being the Spanish representative in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. He had played the Cup final against the majors, and had lost 6-1. The draw resulted in a showdown with English West Ham. The first match, played on September 17, 1980, ended with a resounding victory for whitebirds 3-1, after tracing Cross’s initial goal. Paco, Balín and Cidón turned him around in a frantic second half: they scored three goals in 12 minutes, from 64 to 76 ‘. Everything was pending for the return. Nevertheless, the behavior of the hooligans hammers, causing altercations in the Bernabéu and surroundings, motivated UEFA to rule that the second leg would be played behind closed doors. And there, at Boleyn Ground, in Upton Park, London, he played 120 minutes of the game. Castilla would be eliminated in overtime, but that experience would never be forgotten. UEFA allowed a small number of people (262) at the English stadium. His second experience was at the Bernabéu … and nothing more, nothing less, against the Naples of Maradona, the champion of Italy. In 1987, UEFA, uncompromising in the 1980s after the barbarism of Heysel (1985), sanctioned Madrid with a harsh sanction after a match plagued by incidents between the Whites and Bayern Munich: they would have to play a game on goal closed and another 300 kilometers from the capital. The hype ruled that the meringues would face the match in the first round. And there, before just 200 people, the madridistas finally beat the Italians 2-0, with goals from Míchel, a penalty, and Tendillo. But The best of the game was carried out by Chendo himself: he tried to spout Maradona himself. Al Diego who a year earlier had proclaimed himself world champion in Mexico. A Diego who was subjected to an imperial marking by the Murcian, who stopped him without committing hardly any fouls. He was so surprised by Chendo’s manner that he asked Valdano to have dinner with him that same night … The same Valdano who would later say: “It was as if the birds were throwing themselves at shotguns.” last_img read more


first_imgRegardless of the results obtained between now and the end of the season, if it is resumed, the collateral effects of the state of confinement ensure, except for a catastrophe, the continuity of Quique Setién at the head of Barça next season. Ronald Koeman was the number one favorite to train the Barça club in the 2020-21 season, but the postponement of the Euro Cup will lengthen the Wembley hero’s commitment to the Dutch Federation. Koeman said no to Barça last January, when Valverde was fired, but made it clear to Eric Abidal that he was willing to take over the team in the last year of Josep Maria Bartomeu’s tenure. Now, it will have to wait. Koeman was the second coach to say no after Xavi’s gourds to the President.It was then when, after ruling out a call to Pochettino for the rejection he generated in the Barça environment, the Setién option appeared, which he did not think twice about. He signed until June 2022, although Bartomeu established a clause by which the next president of Barcelona, ​​who will be elected in June 2021, can break the contract with the Cantabrian and have free hands to sign the coach he deems appropriate. Even so, there were doubts that Setién would endure until the end of the current president’s mandate if he did not retain, at least, the LaLiga title. The current scenario, which rules out Koeman, Xavi and even Roberto Martínez, the Belgian coach, would make Bartomeu even more ‘understanding’ if Barça closed the season without titles. With each passing day, in addition, Setién earns more integers to follow because the calendars of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons will almost overlap. A continuity line might be appropriate. Setién, then, has remained unrivaled, although he does not have everything resolved. Between now and the end of the season, he will have to show that he has made some progress and that he has given the squad, at least in some respects, the famous ‘boost’ that Barça’s management and sports leadership showed when they signed.But it is true that the very special circumstances surrounding this crisis help to think that its continuity is near. In his hand he has to continue and, what he has shown since he entered through the door of the Camp Nou locker room, is that he has no illusion. At 61 years old, he is able to savor what it means to train Barça, although he has discovered that one of his header phrases, “losing is an option”, is unskillful in a big game.last_img read more


first_imgMatuidi contracted the coronavirus along with his companions Dybala and Rugani, but they have already recovered. However, not everything is bad news for the French player, almost 33 years old. Today Wednesday Juventus has made official, in the financial report of the club, the extension of Matuidi’s contract for one more campaign, until 2021. Blaise Matuidi he must remain in isolation for another 14 days. This has been reported by his wife, Isabelle, on his Instagram account. The French Juventus midfielder tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17 and after passing the mandatory quarantine, returned to perform the tests. However, ehe footballer has returned to positive in the test they have done and it is not fully cured, so you will have to remain isolated for another two weeks.last_img read more


first_imgAccording to Portuguese mediaBoth Cristiano and his family are still in their Madeira residence waiting to be able to return. In previous days, his flight had not been authorized to undertake this trip. COVID-19 complicates Cristiano’s return to ItalyAir traffic restrictions imposed to slow the expansion of COVID-19 in Europe are complicating the return of Cristiano Ronaldo from Madeira to Italy to join the training of his team, Juventus.Ronaldo, according to the Récord newspaper, had planned to leave Madeira on Sunday to start a 14-day quarantine before joining the training.However, the current state of emergency in Spain has changed the player’s initial plans. that, according to the newspaper, they went through travel on his private plane to Madrid for his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, and their children to stay in the Spanish capital, before continuing the trip to Turin.The plan frustrated, Ronaldo is expected to travel to Italy today directly with an eye toward returning to his team’s work on May 18.Ronaldo and his family traveled to Madeira in March to visit the mother of the Portuguese crack and decided to stay in his mansion on the island while the situation in Italy was clarified., one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. 7 Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing his return to Turin for a possible return to Serie A. This Sunday, the private plane of the Juventus player landed in Funchal, picked up several members of his staff, according to Portuguese media, and re-embarked for Turin. The striker is already preparing his return. The plane passed through Madrid and arrived at Funchal, where it remained for an hour and loaded several belongings of the player in addition to three occupants. From Madeira, and more specifically, from the Cristiano Ronaldo airport, he left for Italy although still without the player, who is expected to do so soon. center_img Cristiano is called up for this Tuesday when Italian football will start with individual sessions at the facilities of each team. The Turin club asked its foreign players to return to start work, although as they arrive they will have to keep 14 days of quarantine, which will delay the return of the 7 to the Vinovo facilities. last_img read more


first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more


first_imgBANGALORE, India (AP):Bangladesh slumped to a one-run defeat by India at the World Twenty20 yesterday after a collapse by their lower-order batsmen in the final over of a gripping Group Two match at Chinnaswamy Stadium.Needing 11 to win off the last over, bowled by Hardik Pandya, Mushfiqur Rahim slammed two consecutive boundaries as nine runs came off the first three deliveries to put Bangladesh in sight of victory in reply to India’s 146-7.But Mushfiqur holed out to midwicket. The next ball saw Mahmudullah do the same, and Shuvagata Hom missed the final ball and made a vain attempt to steal a single to level the scores. However, his partner, Mustafizur Rahman, was run out by India wicketkeeper and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to leave Bangladesh beaten on 145-9.RUNS ADDED ONThe defeat followed a solid start by Tamim Iqbal (35) and Sabbir Rahman (26) – who did well to add 44 for the second wicket – and some useful contributions from Shakib Al Hasan (22) and Soumya Sarkar (21).Put into bat, India’s openers had earlier struggled to get going against some disciplined bowling. Both Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan struggled to score at a run-a-ball, and the frustration that crept in resulted in both openers departing in quick succession. Rohit made a 16-ball 18 and Shikar had a 22-ball 23.With Virat Kohli being joined by Suresh Raina, India began to make progress. The pair added 50 runs for the third wicket before Kohli was bowled by Hom for 24.Raina showed a return to form by cracking a 23-ball 30. But two back-to-back wickets by Al-Amin Hossain, who had Raina and Pandya both caught, put India on the backfoot again.Dhoni then took charge, finishing unbeaten on 13. Along with Ravindra Jadeja, he added 20 runs for the seventh wicket before he and Ravichandran Ashwin put on nine more runs from five balls.last_img read more


first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Jamaica Scorpions jeopardised their chances of a semi-final spot in the Regional Super50 when they stumbled to a 73-run defeat at the hands of Barbados Pride following another weak batting effort here yesterday. Chasing 247 for victory at the National Cricket Centre, Scorpions collapsed from a strong position of 61 without loss after eight overs to 173 all out off 46.5 overs, to suffer their third loss of the competition and slip to third spot in Group A. With their win, Pride moved into second on 14 points and can confirm their semi-final berth with a win over hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the final round of matches tomorrow. Scorpions, who remained on ten points, can still qualify for the semi-finals but need to beat ICC Americas in their final game also tomorrow and hope Pride lose to Red Force. However, they could have avoided the unnecessary permutations had they not squandered a great start from openers John Campbell, who scored 42 and rookie Jermaine Harrison who struck 22. Once they were separated, however, wickets fell steadily as Pride bowlers slowly dissected the innings. In-form right-hander Andre McCarthy resisted with 33 from 63 balls but found no support, with the last six wickets tumbling for 57 runs. Part-time medium pacer Jonathan Carter once again made his presence felt with three for 26, while Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican snapped up three for 32. Earlier, attacking opener Dwayne Smith broke out of his slump with a powerful 86 to lead Pride’s charge to 246 for nine off their 50 overs, after they were sent in. The right-hander got support from wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich with 48, while tail-ender Ashley Nurse chimed in with 23. Skipper Campbell claimed three for 57 with his off-spin, while Test fast bowler Jerome Taylor picked up two for 30. Facing a must-win scenario in order to remain alive in the competition, Pride started poorly when Taylor removed both openers with just 33 runs on the board. He removed the proflic Kraigg Brathwaite, caught at the wicket for one in the third over with nine runs on the board and returned to prise out another Test batsman Shai Hope for four, also caught behind in the ninth over. Man of the Match Smith, coming off scores of two, one, four and nought, added 33 for the third wicket with left-hander Jonathan Carter who scored 16 before he was run out in a bad mix-up in the 16th over. Smith then combined with Shamarh Brooks (20) in a pivotal 66-run stand for the fourth wicket which once again gave the innings momentum.last_img read more