Penrith Panthers lose James Maloney to injury

first_imgThe Panthers confirmed the NSW five-eighth had suffered a grade-two medial ligament tear during Saturday’s get-out-of-jail win over the Gold Coast.The club said he had been sidelined indefinitely and would not be back for the final three regular rounds.He is now eyeing Week One of the finals as his earliest possible return.Medial ligament strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal, meaning he may not be back at all this year, should the Panthers go out in straight sets in the finals.Maloney has looked hindered over the past several weeks, playing with a toe injury and broken thumb.He was criticised after missing 12 tackles and making just nine against Canberra in Round 21.The Panthers have endured a torrid week, after the sacking of coach Anthony Griffin.They’ve looked far from in peak form over the last month, flogged by Brisbane, and forced to overcome big deficits in their last three victories over Manly, Canberra and Gold Coast.With Tyrone May shaping as Maloney’s likely replacement, much of the pressure will be on 20-year-old halfback Nathan Cleary to steer the team around the park.The Panthers go into Round 23 in fourth, but are equal with a resurgent Cronulla and a dangerous Warriors outfit on 28 points.They also have a difficult draw, facing Newcastle, Warriors and Melbourne over the final three rounds.last_img read more

Simeone: “Morata is going to arrive tomorrow’s game”

first_img-How do you rate the Valencia match?It is very important. A rival who at home becomes strong, with people who support them. They have a very good team, with important players in attack, an associative game in the center of the field, deep sides. We will have to take the game where we think we can hurt.-The match falls on Friday. Best?When they tell us, in to play. There is not much to choose from.– A triumph would give the confidence that seems that they do not have?I review the game the other day, the first half was close to what we are looking for and who we are. It is the way to go. We talked about the need to win, which generates vertigo and that feeling of anxiety that takes you away from the game that allows you to have forcefulness to solve it with a counterattack beyond 1-0. It did not happen and, like all matches, when the result is short, vertigo and craving are present. -How’s the mood team? We have seen two team spells …Winning always generates enthusiasm, conveys enthusiasm and positions you inside the ego and pride to continue growing. These coexistence serve for the group and to be together in a different place to work. -How is Morata?Yes, it will arrive tomorrow’s game.-They are Morata and Costa training. Do you think of them for Liverpool?I don’t value Tuesday’s game yet: all the energies are on the Valencia game. Consequently, when finished we will look forward.last_img read more

Carvajal, on Campaign’s hand: “Nor does the Committee know when to whistle”

first_imgLack of aim: “We forgive too much in the first part. We have conceded little to the opponent, but they have made us a great goal and in the end it costs us three points.”Barça, ahead: “We were three points up and now we are two down … It is clear that you can not sleep. Now to think about Wednesday, the first leg of a very very hard qualifier. We will try to make a good game to decant the balance in our favor And we will think about Barcelona. “ Campaign Hand: “Not even the Referee Technical Committee knows when to whistle. Sometimes yes, sometimes not … It’s strange. I wouldn’t know. Not even the players themselves know it. To abide by the decisions and to follow.”Fede Valverde: “TWe have to prove that we are a very good team “Sensations: “I have a fever, I am angry because obviously we came to look for victory and we did not get it. We had clear opportunities, we did not realize them and this is what happens to us. They reach us, they mark us and that’s it, we are leaving the game.”Complications for the future: “None. For my part there will be no complication. The matches that come are a very big motivation, we have to change, show people that we are a very good team and go for everything.”Little danger, but goal conceded: “When you play well but you don’t get the victory you stay as bitter as when you play badly and win. This continues, tomorrow there is training and you have to go one hundred percent.”last_img read more

The A-League decides to continue playing despite having two teams in quarantine

first_imgThe A-League, the main Australian soccer championship, announced Monday that it will continue its scheduled activity despite the threat of the coronavirus, which has two of its teams in quarantine, although their matches will be behind closed doors.The isolation to which they must be subjected for 14 days the Wellington Phoenix, third classified, and the Melbourne Victory, tenth, had caused the possibility of the league being suspended, but both the A-League as the Australian Football Federation (FFA) They have preferred not to stop and study the possibility of restructuring the championship.“The FFA confirmed on Monday that the remainder of the A-League regular season and W-League Grand Final scheduled for this weekend will continue, but that all matches will be played behind closed doors and without authorized fans. to attend. This policy will apply to the remaining six rounds of the regular season and will be revised for the Final Series. “, expressed the A-League in a statement on its website.The agency noted that, due to their mandatory quarantine, the matches involving Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix will not be held in the next two days and that “will be rescheduled”, while the New Zealand set “He will play all of his matches in Australia for the rest of the season.” The president of the A-League, Greg O’Rourke, also recognized the “intention to compress the rest of the season” and advocated the positive of continuing the campaign. “We believe that with the facts we have in hand it is a better solution than suspending it and calculating what will happen to the health situation in the coming months”he added.“The COVID-19 Working Committee met this Sunday, March 15, to discuss the latest developments of COVID-19 and consider the latest advice from the Federal Government and the Medical Director. After careful consideration and consistent with that advice, the FFA reports that football can continue to be played across Australia at this time. “James Johnson, CEO of the Australian Football Federation (FFA), said on the agency’s website.The manager indicated that from this moment all the participants must “meet the guidelines” that they have designed to help them “to take additional precautions and preventive measures to help delay the spread of COVID-19”.last_img read more

Nadal and Pau Gasol join the new donation for the Red Cross

first_imgRafael Nadal, by the hand of Pau Gasol, has launched a new solidarity initiative to fight the coronavirus disaster. In collaboration with the Red Cross, The Mallorcan and Catalan have made a donation for the ‘Red Cross Responds’ mission, with the intention of elevating funds for these households and teams most affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.By an emotional video posted on their social networks, Nadal inspired all Spaniards and athletes to contribute their grain of sand in the face of such a tough state of affairs:“We’re in a second that’s tough to elucidate and possible. This pandemic has modified the lives of all of us and particularly of the people who find themselves struggling it. These are unhappy moments. The information isn’t very encouraging, however there isn’t a different alternative however to be inspired, to be sturdy and struggle collectively to win the virus. I’ve been residence for days desirous about how I might help on this state of affairs. I’ve come to the conclusion that you simply, the Spanish folks, have by no means failed us athletes. I believe that athletes, largely, are what we’re due to your assist. It’s the second wherein athletes can’t fail. It occurred to me to name my pal Pau and he was additionally desirous about how we might do one thing. We got here to the conclusion that it was time to begin this initiative, to which we belief that each one Spanish sport will unite and set a great instance of unity. We accomplice with the Reply Red Cross Challenge, which is supplying medical provides, hospital infrastructures, serving to the most susceptible households and creating lodging for particular teams.The target is evident: get 11 million euros to assist 1,340,000 folks. We belief that each one Spanish sports activities come collectively and assist the initiative to realize our aim. Pau and I’ve already made our donation and we belief you as a result of that is going to be our best victory. “last_img read more

PSG are interested in an Atlético youth squad

first_imgJavier Serrano entered the Atlético youth academy at the age of 7 and has already placed himself under Simeone’s command in some training with the first team. The midfielder has already been international with Spain in the U16 category; U17 and U18. The signing of Javier Serrano would be within the PSG operation to reinforce his youth team with young crack players. They have already come in the past, Xavi Simons, from the Barça cadet; as well as the Franco-Algerian Touati, from Lyon, and the goalkeeper Denis Franchi, from Italy. He PSG He wants to continue with his strategy of ‘fishing’ young crack people yet to be exploited. This time he has set his eyes on the Atlético de Madrid youth squad, Javier Serrano. One of the jewels of the athletic youth squad, the young midfielder is one of the most outstanding of the youth rojiblancos. At 17 he already points out ways to crack, and according to reports L’Equipe, the Paris team knows that they are facing a different footballer and for this reason they will make an effort not to let him escape and that the Spanish media will dress in the colors of the Paris club. According to the French media, the main impediment that PSG would find for the operation to come to fruition is the very high exit clause that Serrano has. About 26 million euros, which they would not pay in any way. However, from Paris they are optimistic that Atlético sits down to negotiate a transfer for a smaller amount since the footballer ends his contract in 2022 and has not yet renewed. Meanwhile, the club of Metropolitan She will do everything in her power not to let one of her future jewels escape.last_img read more

Djokovic trains at the Puente Romano Club in Marbella

first_imgTennis professionals can retrainOutside and with out time restrictionsAhhhh what a tennis court docket is required ?? Effectively, nothing put a internet in a area and you’ll think about the tracesSparkly!!– Tomas Carbonell (@tc_carbonell) Could 3, 2020 Tennis gamers belong to one among the teams of athletes who discover it most troublesome to renew their exercise, until they discover personal courts the place they will train. Though Djokovic appears to have obtained permission to play in a membership, it’s regular that this doesn’t occur. So the skilled neighborhood shouldn’t be too proud of some measures, which they perceive don’t enable them to renew their exercise beneath regular circumstances. That is how the extenista, coach and vp of the RFET, Tomás Carbonell, expresses them: “Tennis professionals can practice once more. Outside and with out time restrictions. Ahhhh, is a tennis court docket wanted? a area and you’ll think about the traces. Good !! “ As a high-level skilled athlete that he’s, Novak Djokovic has already educated this Monday exterior the handle he at present occupies in Marbella, the place the total interval of confinement has handed. He did it on one among the tennis courts of the Puente Romano Club, though in idea the sports activities amenities can’t open till part 1 of the de-escalation, in all probability beginning on Could 11.Djokovic posted a video in which he’s heard speaking whereas he rambles with a good friend, the Spanish tennis participant Carlos Gómez Herrera (he lives in Marbella and performed doubles with Marko, the Serb’s brother), whereas recording on his cell. “That is good, interval. Do you wish to run Carlos? I’m very completely satisfied along with your motion, very completely satisfied to play on the floor … effectively, only for some time with my cell in my fingers. I don’t suggest this to anybody beneath the age of 18, “Novak writes in his Instagram publish.last_img read more

Narine banned from Super50

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Embattled West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been banned from participating in the NAGICO Super50 series to be played in Trinidad and Tobago and StKitts from January, cricket sources in the twin island republic have reported. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has reportedly rejected a request from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (T&TCB) to allow the off spinner to take part in the tournament. The Guardian newspaper has quoted a source within the T&TCB as saying that the request was turned down because the WICB did not want to go against the findings of the International Cricket Council. He recently failed a test on his bowling action at the Loughborough University testing centre in England. Narine bowled T&T to the Nagico title last season, with figures of six wickets for nine runs.last_img read more

‘Golden’ footballers battle for spot in final

first_imgWITH last year’s winners eliminated, a new champion is set to be crowned as the semi-finals for both the League and Knockout competitions in the 2015-16 Bull Investment Limited-Cable Pro Data Services-sponsored Golden League football competition will be played today at the National Water Commission playing field, Mona.At 3:30 p.m., Harbour View will tackle Kush and Park Rovers will face Nautica in the knockout competition, and at 5 p.m., Kings will play Real Mona and Santos battle Dunn’s All Stars in the league.This competition is for players over 45 years and a few former national players will be competing. The Jermaine Johnson-coached Harbour View will be looking to Ian McNaughton, Neil Stewart, Paul Aiken, Donovan Green and Corey Rowe to get them in the final, while Kush will be looking to player-coach Vincent McGowan, Lance Craig, Mario Hackett, Omar McDermott and Lennox Broderick.Park Rovers, who were the league champions for 2014 and 2015, will be trying to win their first knockout title and will be looking to Woodrow Coleman, Garfield Cooke, Jerome Wilson, Jeffrey James and Donald Broderick. Nautica will look to player-coach Lenworth ‘Teacher’ Hyde, Donovan Lofters, Patrick Williams, Devon Hardware, and Barrington Washington.Santos are favourites to win their fourth Golden League title as they are the only unbeaten team in the competition. All four semi-finalists are from the same preliminary zone, which Santos won by 10 points. Their defence is very mean and has only conceded one goal in 13 matches this season.Coach Lyndon Dawes is expecting them to go all the way and will look to Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell, Bryan Leon, Joseph Henry, Jeffrey Dillion, Clint Reid, and Ian Burnett for victory.Dunn’s All Stars is the only team to defeat Santos as they stopped them 2-0 in the knockout competition in January.However, Santos returned the favour, winning 1-0 in the league’s preliminary round.CONFIDENTCOACHCoach Norris Grant is confident Dunn’s will win again and is looking to former Arnett Gardens striker Denton Shedden, Michael McQueen, Delroy Dixon, Raymond Williams, and Steve Dunn.The other semi-final will see Kings playing Real Mona. Kings’ player-coach David Williams will be looking to Nicholas Ziadie, Gary Peryer, Robert Murray, and Chris Denny, while the Ian Bond-coached Real Mona will look to Christopher Williams, Roger Bishop, Crafton Walker, Chris Green, and the prolific Mark Miller, who still plays for the Jamaica Defence Force in the KSAFA Major League football competition.last_img read more

It hurts really bad – Kemar Bailey-Cole on World Championships withdrawal

first_imgSprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole is to start receiving treatment on his injured hamstring during the course of the IAAF World Championships that begins in Beijing this Friday. Bailey-Cole posted on his Facebook page this past weekend that he has withdrawn from Jamaica’s team because of an injury suffered during training last Friday. “Most of the doctors I would be seeing are here,” said Bailey-Cole, who injured both hamstrings while finishing third in the 100 metres at the Sainsbury Anniversary Games in London in a personal best 9.92 seconds. The lanky sprinter – tipped to be the ‘next Usain Bolt’ – was looking for redemption after finishing just outside of the medals in Moscow in 2013. However, it has been a roller-coaster ride for him this season. He was struck down by the Chikungunya virus and as a result ran poorly at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas in May. He returned to competition and had been improving before hamstring injuries started affecting him. Bailey-Cole returned to competition in London, only to suffer injury again while achieving a personal best time. He said it is painful not being able to compete in the 100 metres that begins on Friday. “It hurts really bad that I can’t compete because all that I wanted to do was compete and get a medal,” said Bailey-Cole, whose withdrawal has also impacted Jamaica’s sprint relay team’s shot at a gold medal. “It’s bitter because from last Worlds I kept telling myself that I would medal at the next one.” Now that his chances of getting a medal in Beijing have been dashed, Bailey-Cole said he will focus on healing and is looking forward to the next big event, the Olympics, in Rio, Brazil in 2016. “Everything happens for a reason and maybe God had bigger plans for me next year,” he said. – Leighton Levylast_img read more