The Argentine striker also referred to his truncated option, due to his injury, of having signed for Barcelona: “I always say that the most beautiful thing in the world would be to be able to throw a wall with Messi. But things happen for something. I take this as one more obstacle. Due to the injury, Barcelona did not happen, but it will be for a reason. Maybe when I come back I will do better than before and have other opportunities. ”Regarding the current situation in our country, he said: “It is very sad. Watching the movie live is horrible. There are people who have lost loved ones. What we are experiencing is very serious ”. Regarding his personal situation, he commented: “My recovery is clinical and I have authorization to go do it. I’m quarantining at home, with my mother, my brother, my wife and my two daughters“ In an interview with the Argentine radio station Radio Cut, the Osasuna forward, Chimy Ávila, who at the end of January suffered a serious knee injury, revealed that when he was injured he could not have accepted the 20% reduction in salary, according to which club and players arrived last week due to the serious situation caused by COVID-19: “We have signed an agreement to lower our salary. I could have signed it or not because being on leave does not affect me and I could have received my full salary, but the situation is very sad and I agreed to lower my salary to help the club“
The name of David Alaba (24-6-1992, Vienna) has been playing for some time in Valdebebas offices, not in vain is he one of the defenders that the Real Madrid has it on his agenda. Now the Austrian ends his contract in 2021 with Bayern Munich and for the first time since he is a professional he plans to pack and change his air. Alaba has a market value, according to the reference website Transfermakrt, from 52 million euros, after the last revision. Amount that the white set would not pay but he knows that Bayern would be open to negotiate a transfer for a lower price. As in the past it already did with Toni Kroos and thus not let a footballer with a good lineup escape the following season for free. It should not be forgotten that the relationship between the two clubs is good. Now Odriozola and in past seasons, James Rodriguez, They have been transferred to the Bavarian team by the white entity. In the Real Madrid offices they are already probing the power plant market but prices continue to skyrocket and Zidane doesn’t ‘fall in love’ with any of those who sound. Upamecano (Leipzig) is a real option but sometimes it is irregular. Bayern also wants him and that benefits Madrid in the Alaba case. Given this situation, the coach sees with good eyes a small effort for the Austrian footballer. And is that the versatility of the defender has always liked the French. And more this season that Alaba has developed mainly as a central defender in Bayern’s reduced defense, before the constant losses of Lucas Hernández, Boateng and Sule. Function that has performed perfectly, thanks to its exquisite ball touch, long hitting and speed to cross, qualities that marry very well with the idiosyncrasy of the defenders of the taste of Zidane. Central, lateral, interior … versatility for FrenchNot only that, it draws Zidane’s attention. Its versatility is a plus, as is that of Nacho or Lucas Vázquez. Alaba has also played successfully both left-backas well as left steering wheel at Bayern Munich and in the Austrian team. Various profiles that would allow Zidane to ‘play’ with his position on the field and meet needs as the season progresses. Alaba is open to leaving the Bundesliga. You have seen that in the left-back has excelled the newly renovated until 2025, Alphonso Davies, and he knows that Lucas Hernández, once he is OK, has a fixed position in the starting lineup. It already rang for the white team when they were looking for a substitute for guarantees to Marcelo but Bayern, at that time, flatly refused to leave. Now it is different. They will not give you away but they will hear offers, if you do not renew. Alaba has played 28 games this season and has contributed to Bayern being undefeated in Europe. This year he has shown little incisive attack but goal passes are another of his specialties. Also, being a good penalty taker. In total, he has played 372 games with the Bayern shirt, in which he has scored 30 goals and distributed 48 assists. And he has never been expelled. Another point in his favor.So, Zidane knows that Alaba always complies and it is a very important option to take into account to reinforce the central position in the Real Madrid, although it will depend on the number with which Bayern is dropped. ‘Girlfriends’ are not going to miss it. Barcelona and Manchester City, the most interested, will be on the lookout.
An identical opinion has Mats Wilander, who desires to see the younger snowshoes shining in the huge dates on the calendar. “We’d like younger individuals, individuals such as you, to begin successful these Grand Slam tournaments. “Auger-Aliassime additionally reviewed his ardour for tennis and the pressure on the courtroom between the two gamers when it comes to enjoying matches. “I actually like the historical past of tennis, I like the means of enjoying. I really feel like I would like to deliver fascinating issues to the courtroom, however I’m undecided how to do it, as a result of I like dueling. I like the pressure when two gamers compete. You’ve to respect the historical past of sports activities, duels, fights between two gladiators on the monitor. I believe that is the essence of tennis. I’m an enormous fan of this. “ Felix Auger-Aliassime, one in all the younger pearls of the ATP circuit, analyzed her expectations and the one in all the tennis gamers of the well-known as NextGen to relieve the nice figures of tennis in the file of the Grand Slam of the calendar.The 19-year-old Canadian tennis participant along with Mats Wilander and Boris Becker mentioned the steps that the youngest gamers on the circuit have to take. “Clearly individuals want to see new faces successful new tournaments. I’m a part of it and there are gamers just a little older than me who already they’ve been shut to doing it like Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem “.Nevertheless, Auger-Aliassime factors out that the fundamental impediment to these triumphs is the excessive level of play that Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic proceed to show. “We’ve got to hold pushing however I believe the hardest half is the level that these three guys are nonetheless enjoying at. They’re pushing to the restrict how a lot they will maintain at this level. I believe they’re at all times breaking boundaries when it comes to enjoying effectively regardless of their excessive age. “
The Harry Parsard-owned and trained American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN showed just how much she had improved with a decisive victory in the 3-y-o and up open allowance mile at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 6-5 favourite with former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN rebounded from her fighting second to top-distance horse PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2400m on Boxing Day to beat old rival and 7-5 chance CAMPESINO by 1-3/4 lengths in a field of 10.Never far off the pace as the outsider RAGING PROSPECT led from up-in-class hat-trick seeker DIFERENTGENERATION and highly fancied ALL CORRECT, LONG RUNNINGTRAIN disposed of the leaders on entering the straight to hold the apprentice-ridden CAMPESINO at bay from below the distance.INSUFFICIENT LIFETIME EARNINGSLONG RUNNING TRAIN was notching a third win from her last five starts and her fifth from 11 starts lifetime with total stakes of $2.7 million. While happy with the win, Parsard had one lingering regret:”I was really disappointed that she failed to get into the rich Diamond Mile early last month due to insufficient lifetime earnings, and her performance in her two races since has shown me that she would have impacted on the outcome in the $13.5 million race. That’s why I am insisting that the format be changed to an invitational race this year,” said the veteran trainer who won a number of grade one trophy races with UPPA TUNE, POCHEEN and St Leger winner SUPERLUMINAL last season.Meanwhile, BRAWN, running as the 3-2 favourite with Aaron Chatrie riding for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, closed rapidly in deep stretch to win the Allan ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial Trophy overnight allowance race at 1400 metres. And the Philip Feanny-trained DANCING QUEEN (2-1) with Ian Spence aboard and 3-5 favourite POISON GAS with Omar Walker riding for trainer Philip Elliott won the respective sections of the Eight Thirty Sprint over the straight for native-bred maiden 3-y-o fillies.
KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP):Serena Williams had been eliminated from the tournament for less than 20 minutes when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper with the chequerboard top and pulled out of the players’ parking lot, fastening her seat belt as she drove.A hasty departure, for sure.Williams’ 20-match winning streak at Key Biscayne ended yesterday with a 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-2 loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round of the Miami Open.Williams was bidding for her ninth title in the event and her fourth in a row. But after a gruelling first set that lasted nearly an hour, the 21-time Grand Slam champion faded on a sweltering afternoon.This is the first time she hasn’t reached the Key Biscayne quarter-finals since 2000, when she lost in the fourth round to Jennifer Capriati.”I did the best I could,” she said during a postmatch news conference that lasted less than three minutes before she cut it off. “I can’t win every match. These players come out and play me like they’ve never played before in their lives. I have to be 300 per cent every day.”Williams, 34, will retain the No. 1 ranking, but she hasn’t won a tournament since earning her 69th title at Cincinnati last August.”She’s still No. 1, and she still plays great,” Kuznetsova said. “I don’t see much to be depressed about.”The No. 15-seeded Kuznetsova won with defence, extending points until Williams would make a mistake. The Russian finished with only 18 unforced errors to 55 for Williams.In addition, Williams’ serve was uncharacteristically unreliable. She hit 13 aces but also had nine double faults and was broken six times.PHYSICALLY FINEWilliams said the 91?F temperature – a record for the date – didn’t faze her.”Physically, I’m fine,” she said. “I don’t know, I guess I didn’t move today. Maybe that was one of the things that didn’t work out for me.”Kuznetsova, 30, won Key Biscayne 10 years ago and is into the quarter-finals for the first time since 2009.”I’m too old,” she told the crowd. “I’ve been many times on this court. I love being back here, and I’m really happy with my performance.”Also sidelined were No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 4 Garbine Muguruza. Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka, seeded 13th, committed only 12 unforced errors and defeated Muguruza7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). No. 19 Timea Bacsinszky eliminated Radwanska 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.In men’s play, No. 6 Kei Nishikori beat No. 27 Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-2.Williams lives 90 minutes from Key Biscayne and has long considered the event her home tournament. But the stadium was two-thirds empty for her match, partly because of weather so uncomfortable some spectators draped towels over their heads seeking refuge from the sweltering sun.
SAMMY CRITICAL The meeting was also attended by current men’s T20 captain Darren Sammy, who criticised the board following the final of the T20 World Cup in India earlier this month. The WICB said that only recently, it took the decision to review all governance reports to determine if there were relevant parts that could still be implemented. The Patterson Report, authored by former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson, was produced in 2007, but its main recommendation of a Council of Stakeholders, comprising 23 members, has been ignored by the WICB. “The one recommendation that has not been favoured by the current, or the previous board, is the adding of another layer to the existing body,” the board said. “That has been the bane of contention in recent times, with a few groups calling for the dissolution of the board.” Despite the heavy criticism it received, the board maintained it had performed well. “The board, so far, has lived up to its promises, and while that is being done ‘let’s trust the process’.” ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Regional governing body, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has once again pushed back on growing calls for its dissolution, claiming yesterday that it had “lived up to its promises” and urging the region to “trust the process”. Referring to “small groups” that were “clamouring for its dissolution”, the board, in a statement, defended its stewardship, repeating the argument that it had already implemented 90 per cent of all recommendations from the various commissioned governance reports. The fact that it had opted not to restructure along the lines suggested by the Patterson Report was not enough reason to justify dissolution, the Dave Cameron-led WICB contended. Further, the board pointed to the Under-19 team and the senior men’s and women’s Twenty20 World Cup teams and said their recent success was proof of the board’s efficiency. “In under 100 days since the start of 2016, three teams from the West Indies in two formats won three world titles,” the WICB said. “That accomplishment has come as part of the high-performance programme implemented just over two years ago. That there are small groups clamouring for the board’s dissolution is reason to ask. What more could a region want? “The acceptance of an average of 90 per cent of all the commissioned reports received have been implemented, minus adding another layer of bureaucracy cannot justify calling for the board to be dissolved. “Instead, the small groups should consider, among other things, promises made by governments to contribute to the growth of cricket by hosting matches or international series; continuing to facilitate development that aids in the growth of the sport; creating a more enabling environment for movement around the region; revitalising cricket in the schools across the region; (and) assisting in the setting up of territorial academies.” The board statement comes one day after several West Indies legends, including Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, and Sir Andy Roberts issued a joint statement backing the CARICOM Governance Panel recommendation for the dissolution of the WICB and also calling for the immediate resignation of the board of directors. Outstanding former players Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, and Desmond Haynes were also among the group, which met in Grenada last week to discuss the matter. The legends also met with Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, the chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket, who has been at forefront of the push for the WICB to be restructured.
NORWICH (4-2-3-1)RUDDY,PINTO, MARTIN,BASSONG, OLSSON,HOWSON, O’NEIL,REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, BRADY,JEROMEUNITED (4-2-3-1)RASHFORD,MARTIAL, ROONEY,LINGARD,SCHNEIDERLIN,CARRICK,ROJO, BLIND, SMALLING, VALENCIA,DE GEANorwich are back in the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at Arsenal last Saturday and though they have a game in hand over rivals Newcastle, they trail them by two points.They face a Manchester United team bidding to finish in the top four. They drew with Leicester on Sunday but Manchester City’s defeat at Southampton means the Louis van Gaal’s men are four points behind their neighbours with a game in hand.United have scored only 19 goals away from home and need one more from either this game or next week’s trip to West Ham to avoid setting a club record. Their previous fewest number of away goals in the Premier League is 21, set last season.And they have managed just 17 wins, two short of their record fewest Premier League wins, set in the 2013-14 campaign.Norwich, though, have lost 20 league games – only relegated Aston Villa (26) have lost more. And the Canaries have lost 11 and draw two of their last 15 league games. Leaving them with a desperate fight for safety.
ALL is now set for the G.C. Foster College 5K Fun Run/Walk, which will be held in Angels, Spanish Town, on Sunday, November 27.The event was launched the college’s board room last Wednesday.The 5K event, which is set to start at 2 p.m., will be held under the theme ‘Recreation, Health and Wellness for the Spanish Town Community’.Committee chairman of the event Maurice Wilson has high expectations for the meet.”G.C. Foster College is truly leading the way in sports in the region, and because of our great success in this area, we expect a well-run event as we have the expertise to deliver here,” said Wilson.Principal of G.C. Foster College Joyce Graham Royal thanked the event’s planning committee, and, like Wilson, boasted about the achievements of the institution.”G.C. Foster College is really setting the pace in track and field, and we are really proud of the achievements of the athletes who have graduated from the institution,” Graham Royal said.The occasion was also used to recognise three Olympians from the institution with plaques. The athletes were Sasha Lee Forbes, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, and Ristananna Tracy, who were all members of the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Sports analyst Hubert Lawrence also lauded the achievements of the three athletes. He encouraged those who did not make it to Rio to think about the future as the past is now history and to double their efforts for the future.Dennis Gordon, chief executive officer of Jac Den enterprise, spoke on behalf of the sponsors, which include Digicel, NCB, Tropical Blue, Derrimon Distributors, HiLyte, Marksman, and On Di Run.Secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Garth Gayle said the event had the full support of the national body.
ROME (AP):It’s no coincidence that Juventus have won Serie A every season since the Juventus Stadium opened in September 2011.The Bianconeri have been virtually unbeatable in the Italian league’s only major club-owned stadium and improved on their own Serie A record with a 26th consecutive home win yesterday.Gonzalo Higuain scored his fourth brace of the season as Juventus beat Bologna 3-0.Juventus held the previous record of 25 straight home wins, established at the stadium between 2013 and 2015.The current streak began against Bologna on Oct. 24, 2015, and Bologna never really had a chance to prevent the latest record.Higuain opened the scoring with a volley from a lobbed pass from Miralem Pjanic seven minutes in, Paulo Dybala added a penalty before the break and then Higuain headed in another early in the second half.Juventus, which still have a game in hand, restored their four-point lead over Roma, which beat Genoa 1-0 earlier.Lazio also won 1-0, over struggling Crotone with a last-minute goal from Ciro Immobile after Lucas Biglia hit the crossbar with a penalty in the first half.Lazio are fourth, one point behind third-placed Napoli, which beat Sampdoria 2-1 on Saturday.Fresh off their Italian Super Cup win over Juventus, fifth-placed AC Milan needed a late goal to beat visiting Cagliari 1-0.Carlos Bacca scored from close range two minutes from the end after being set up by Gianluca Lapadula.Cagliari ended with 10 men when Bruno Alves was sent off for pulling down Bacca just outside the area to prevent a clear scoring opportunity in added time.FREE KICKEarlier, Ivan Perisic scored twice and seventh-placed Inter Milan came from a goal down to beat Udinese 2-1 and win their fourth straight game.Perisic equalised in first-half added time, slotting a shot inside the near post after receiving a pass from Mauro Icardi, then headed in from a free kick three minutes from the end.It was the first brace in Serie A for Perisic, a Croatia international who joined Inter from Wolfsburg in 2015.Jakub Jankto, a 20-year-old Czech midfielder, had put Udinese ahead early in the first half after being set up by French talent Seko Fofana.Atalanta revived their chances of finishing in the Europa League spots with a convincing 4-1 win at Chievo Verona.Domenico Berardi returned from a long injury layoff for Sassuolo in a 0-0 draw with Torino.The Pescara-Fiorentina match was postponed due to too much snow and ice inside and around the Stadio Adriatico.
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