The redemption of the ‘Commander’

May 14, 2020

first_imgJosé Luis Morales rediscovered himself more than five months later. After 175 days, his last goal was on August 31, 2019 against Valladolid, the ‘Commander’ saw goal again beating Courtois “with the soul” to sign a triumph that will go down in history. Coincidentally, his two goals of the course have arrived in the Ciutat from Valencia, his house. Aware that it could be the next change, he just thought about finishing the play by remembering a hat attempt before Sergio Bouquets. Without gasoline in the tank, it was time to test the shot. Fate rewarded the insistence of a player, who in the words of Paco Lopez, “you have to trust him for his commitment to the team and the club. You just have to see him train to know that his moment was going to come“And that finally came. “I needed to get all the rage inside me. There have been months in which he had a good time, because things did not end. In the end this is football and you have to know how to take it. Luckily it seemed that he was predestined to score this goal and give this victory to the team“, confessed the player in the mixed zone at the end of the match.”I needed a night like this to eliminate ghosts from the head“.last_img read more

Elche confirms positive for Jonathas coronavirus

May 14, 2020

first_img“I want to thank you for the show of encouragement. I’m home now and I’m feeling fine. Everything is controlled. Now I have to recover as soon as possible to return to my colleagues stronger. I stay at home and Much Elche “, Jonathas has commented on his social networks. Jonathas de Jesus has tested positive for coronavirus. This was confirmed this Sunday by Elche in an official statement. The Brazilian striker already presented symptoms last Saturday, with fever and respiratory distress. Elche did not want to make the name of the affected public. After the positive, the franjiverde club has informed that all club staff (staff, technicians and employees) will remain in quarantine at their homes for 15 days.By last, Elche has also closed the Martínez Valero facilities to the public. The club, despite Jonathas’ positive, has confirmed that “it has been following a series of preventive measures for days to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”last_img read more

The clubs would reduce the salaries of their staff by between 10% and 20%

May 14, 2020

first_imgThebes is convinced that it will be possible finish the competition and he made it clear showing again the five designed calendars with UEFA. It was made clear that LaLiga has all the permissions to end the season until August 1. Then, if necessary, time would be allowed for finish the european competitions. Moving the Euro Cup to 2021 has made things much easier. Until the end of June there would be time to try to play everything, fitting the competition with games every three days. The clubs assume that it will be necessary to play in the summer, after making a mini season from 10 to 15 days, and if this season lasts longer than June 30, the next season it could be played at Christmas. They are also more aware than ever that everything it depends on the coronavirus.At home, with Messi on the cover and Madrid calmThe meetings yesterday between LaLiga and the clubs, within the Division Boards, they will continue today with a new meeting, also divided by categories, for more arduous topics of legislation. In addition, these informative meetings could have a new chapter the next weekwhich is when Thebes has in mind to return to gather the clubs in Assembly. Yesterday was very different from the appointments of recent times. First because all participants joined the summit from home. And well uniformed, at least from the waist up. None did it from their usual office at the club on the recommendation of the employers. We had to set an example in this time of national confinement.Also The meeting was peculiar because, in the middle of the LaLiga exhibition (the clubs had more listener work this time), Messi’s bomb fell, which returns to shake Barça and that you can set the pace. All managers, including the culé, did not stop receiving Whatsapp messages and looking at the covers of sports newspapers while they were watching the video conference.Other news was the conciliatory tone of Madrid, who was represented by its CEO, José Ángel Sánchez. The white club is usually combative but, this time, it showed very constructive, like the rest of the presidents. It even adds to the general plan. In the face of problems, it is felt more union than ever. Javier Thebes met yesterday with presidents of the 42 professional clubs del fspanish soccer for analyze the crisis which is also scourging professional football. The president of LaLiga was seen during three hours with the First clubs and then during the same time with the Second. The general conclusions of the marathon day were that the clubs they want negotiate with footballers a salary reductionl of urgency and that, if there is no agreement, they are bound to join Barcelona, Athletic, Spanish, Alaves Y Las palmas for request an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) with the support and coordination of the employers. In fact, today morning the clubs, divided by categories, will have another important meeting with LaLiga to be advised in labor and legal matters to face a common strategy with guarantees. After, Thebes will inform AFE everything once yesterday suspended their meeting.In the meeting between LaLiga and the clubs there was also consensus in the perception that presidents have that players have changed their stance and that they are more predisposed, in general, to to collaborate now and no later, as they intended, to maintain economic sustainability. In this sense, at the meeting they got to be done calculations of how much would have to reduce footballers’ wages in the different scenarios to those who are do football and in which cuts should be made because the confinement is going to lengthen more than expected. Remember that the minimum wage in Primera It is 155,000 euros and in Second it is about 78,000.So if cannot restart LaLiga, something that the clubs had not openly considered until now, the salaries would have to be seen reduced by 20% on average for accounts to balance, although some maintain that it should even reach 28.5%. And if it is played behind closed doors, that percentage would drop to 10%, which would also be important since return part of the fertilizers. The other option, the most desired, play with public, the accounts would vary little but would leave on the way debts of this time without football that would have to be recovered.last_img read more

Atlético needs the Champions

May 14, 2020

first_imgExpecting the edit to complete, Atlético could easily exceed the 85.6 million it received last season, in which he fell in eighths, a bar already exceeded in the present. An important figure, which in a budget of about 515 million euros it is an essential percentage. Right now it’s 15%, but it could touch 20%. Therefore, the club is afraid of losing this revenue stream if it does not qualify for the Champions 20-21.So far this year, It is the second team in Europe that has accumulated the most profit in the Champions League, only behind PSG (78.7), although it is true that half the round of 16 must still be played and there are teams that could pass him. But also that the Atleti account can continue to grow. If he reached the semifinals, he would receive another 12 million; if he reached the final, another 15 and if he won, 4 more. 14Valencia53.2 7Chelsea *66.5 onePSG78.7 8Liverpool64.1 6Juventus *70.4 4Barcelona*72.8 twoAthletic77.2center_img 5Real Madrid*70.9 9Man. City *63.9 3Bayern *75.8 Atlético has gone to this sixth stop in the League, a position that has been worrying in the club for a long time. Since Simeone’s arrival, It has never been so difficult for the team to settle in the top triplet and now it is feared that he may not even be able to get into the top four. And that yes would be a serious setback at a sporting and economic level, even more so with what the pandemic crisis will bring. The club needs the Champions. So far this year, the tournament has already reported 77.2 million euros, and he is still in contention to continue competing, we will see how and when, and receive his share of market pool. Income from the Champions 19-20 * Failing to play the round of the eighths.So far, it has generated for their sports results (three wins and one draw in the group stage and overcoming the eighths) 29.8 million euros. Furthermore, the 15.25 fixed that the 32 participants took in the group phase and the payment for the coefficient of the last ten years, where Atleti is the fourth best: 32.13 million.He market pool, a fee to distributeAnd by the end there would be the market pool. This fee is distributed depending on the television market Of each country. Last season, the four Spanish teams split some 61 million. Half is divided according to the position in the League of the previous year and Atlético was second; the other half, depending on the number of matches played in the Champions League. The rojiblancos will play at least 10, Valencia has stayed in eight and Barça and Madrid are at the heart of the eighth. A year ago, Atleti had 16.2 million and in this it could go up, although it will depend on when they eliminate the three LaLiga teams.So, from the club it is transmitted that, Although the Champions League is the maximum illusion, meeting the goals in the League is an obligation. The eleven days that remain must serve Atlético to make a comeback and finish in the lead car to be able to remain elite and sign top-level players. There is an important money bag at stake…last_img read more

Camavinga: transfer in the air

May 14, 2020

first_imgL’Équipe published last week that Camavinga had reached an agreement with Olivier Letang, president of Rennes until February, by which it would continue in France if the team finished in Champions this course. The footballer’s environment has not confirmed the existence of that pact, either verbally or even in writing, to AS. This newspaper already published that sources of the operation valued it in 50 million euros. In any case, the first thing is to specify what is going to happen. Through L’Équipe Three solutions have transcended: finish Ligue 1 on matchday 27, since Strasbourg-PSG on matchday 28 did not take place; conclude at 28, without taking into account the pending match; or make an average of points per match. None of them would change the classification of Rennes for the next Champions. An alternative for Madrid could be to agree to the signing and incorporate him in 2021. Three scenarios: all favorable to RennesIn Rennes, despite the fact that the sale would leave a very important amount of money, especially considering the economic crisis that is looming over the COVID-19, they resist losing Camavinga so soon. His trainer, Julien Stéphan, He manifested himself out there in a recent AS interview: “I always give him advice to follow one more season because it is his training club. After a good season, that quality leap must always be confirmed and it would be easier for him to do it here. I think he has one or two stages left before making the jump for a big one. “ 18 The signing of Eduardo Camavinga (17 years old) by Real Madrid could have suffered a setback this Tuesday with the cancellation of football in France until September, announced by Edouard Phillipe, Prime Minister of the French country. Waiting for the FFF and the LFP to decide in May what will happen to the champion, the declines or the European positions, the certification of the third place of the Rennes would give him access to the previous one of the maximum European competition and would endanger the arrival of the midfielder for 2020-21.last_img read more

Ja in pole position to host CAZOVA Champs

February 10, 2020

first_imgJamaica will know by the end of the year whether it will be selected to host the 2016 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Volleyball Championship set for July 7-17. President of CAZOVA, Mushtaque Mohammed, visited the island from December 27 to yesterday and toured the facilities which could be used to host 16 male and female teams from across the region if Jamaica is successful in its bid. A decision should be made by the end of the week. The Jamaica Volleyball Association successfully hosted the CAZOVA Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifiers earlier this year and won rave reviews for organising the event. JAVA President Rudolph Speid said he is optimistic that Jamaica will be selected to host the tournament. He revealed that CAZOVA will donate an indoor volleyball court, which, if it gets the tournament, JAVA will use as a practice court inside the National Arena. During his short visit, Mohammed also met with Major Desmon Brown of Independence Park Limited (IPL), as well as Denzil Wilks of the Sports Development Foundation. If Jamaica is selected, the tournament would be staged at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) run by IPL. The CAZOVA president looked at hotels in Kingston and also the courts at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, during his trip. Mohammed, who is also a vice-president of the North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation, was in attendance at the 2015 JAVA Senior Awards Ceremony held Monday evening at the offices of the Jamaica Olympic Association on Cunningham Avenue, where UWI and Vikings received their awards as the champion male and female teams for 2015. Jamaica’s male Under-19 team, the CAZOVA Under-19 champions, head coach Steve Davis, assistant coach Adrian Ramdeen, and manager Tracey Ann Findley were honoured during the ceremony. Also recognised for their significant achievements during the year was the country’s female beach volleyball team of Kai Wright, Danielle Perry, Sasha Lee Wallen, and Alicia Malcolm, who won the first round of the Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifiers in May in Ocho Rios. The men’s team of Rick Webb, Mark Lewis, Christopher Wallen, and Donovan Richards, who were second in their qualifiers in CuraÁao, were also honoured.last_img read more

Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Nutrition for health and performance

February 10, 2020

first_imgTo be healthy and able to perform well in sports needs a balanced diet for energy, repair, growth and good health. Food contains the basic materials and a balance and varied diet contains seven essential components: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fibres and water. The main food types that supply energy should be in the greatest proportion. The body needs energy to keep the systems going. This is called our basal metabolic rate. It is the amount of energy we need to keep alive and healthy and is affected by age, sex, body size and body composition. The body also needs energy for physical activities. The energy needed depends on the type of activity or sport involved; age, sex and workload will affect the required energy level. Energy is measured in kilo calories or kilo joules. All food contains an energy value, which is usually calculated as the number of kilo joules per gramme of food. Therefore, exercise is measured by the number of kilo joules used per hour. The amount of energy in the food depends on the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats it contains. The amount of energy needed depends on the intensity of the activity. When we work hard, the energy we use comes from our store of glycogen, which is made from carbohydrates and fats that are stored in the muscles and in the liver. Glycogen breaks down to glucose, which is used with oxygen (anaerobic) or without oxygen (anaerobic) to release energy. For aerobic activities that involve relatively low intensity over a long span of time e.g., endurance running the glucose and fat are oxidised with oxygen to release much energy (fats can only burn in the flames of carbs). However, anaerobic activities which involves high intensity e.g., short sprints doesn’t give the body a chance to supply oxygen to the muscles fast enough for the aerobic breakdown of glucose and fats. Therefore, the muscles have to work without oxygen. Only glucose can be broken down without oxygen, therefore the glucose and glycogen store which releases glucose are rapidly used up. An athlete will ‘carbo load'(carbohydrate loading) by eating extra carbohydrates to build supplies of glycogen, at the same time reducing the level of physical activity for at least three days before competition, to have enough energy for long-endurance events. If the ‘best’ diet possible is eating, sport performance will gain an edge. The three-time phases we need to be aware of are: Pre-event: This meal should be eaten with plenty of time for digestion, at least three-four hours before and should consist of carbohydrates e.g., bread, cereal and fruits to give slow, steady release of energy. Simple sugars, and food high in fat and protein, should be avoided. Include fluids to avoid dehydration. During the event: Drink water in small sips and glucose-based drink if the activity lasts for more than one hour. Post-event: Get a carbohydrate-rich snack as quickly as possible after an endurance event or tournament is over. The post-event meal should aim to replace the stock of glycogen that has been used up during the activity and continue to replace up to a day or two after. Carbohydrates, along with vitamins, minerals and some protein, must be included to help the body repair itself and restore all nutrients used. Plenty fluid intake must be included. Fluid replacement: Only plain water is needed before and during activities lasting 60 minutes or less. Sport drink of glucose and electrolytes (sodium, potassium and magnesium) are encouraged after high-intensity activity that goes beyond 60 minutes. This will help to restore lost fluids, energy and minerals. Next week: Issues related to PE and sports. Nutrition for sportslast_img read more

EVERTON VS MAN CITY

January 20, 2020

first_imgEVERTON (4-2-3-1)HOWARD, COLEMAN, STONE, JAGIELKA, GALLOWAY,McCARTHY, BARRY,KONE, BARKLEY, CLEVERLEY, LUKAKUMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)AGUERO, NAVAS, SILVA, STERLING, FERNANDINHO, TOURE,KOLAROV, MANGALA, KOMPANY, SAGNA, HARTManchester City are one of four teams with a 100 per cent record after two rounds of the Barclays Premier League and they are top of the table following successive 3-0 wins, at West Bromwich Albion and at home to reigning champions Chelsea.It is an impressive start by Manuel Pellegrini’s charges as they bid to wrest the title off Chelsea. And if they win at Goodison Park it will represent City’s best start to a Premier League season since the 2011-12 campaign, when they won their first four and finished the campaign as champions.Everton have also started well, with a home draw against Watford followed by an impressive 3-0 victory at Southampton last Saturday, their best start for three years.Ross Barkley has netted in both games, equalling in two games, the number of goals he scored throughout the whole of the previous campaign.Everton last beat City in 2013, at home, and in the last four clashes between these teams, City have won three and drawn one. However, the Toffeemen have won four and drawn one of their last five games against City at Goodison Park.England left-back Leighton Baines will be out for up to 10 weeks with an ankle problem, so Brendan Galloway should continue in his place. Another defender, Tony Hibbert, is also absent, along with Darron Gibson and Steven Pienaar.last_img read more

Brathwaite ready for tough Sri Lanka tour

January 20, 2020

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite expects a challenging tour of Sri Lanka and wants to be prepared both physically and mentally if he gets his first call-up to the Test side.The 27-year-old, an attacking right-hander and penetrative seamer, is a member of the 15-member squad which departs for Sri Lanka at month end for a two-Test series.Brathwaite said conditions in the Asian nation would be trying, especially the humid weather and the hosts’ spin-based attack, but said he was using the ongoing preparation camp to properly equip himself.”Playing spin is always a challenge, and they are very good at strangling – basically, [they employ] a lot of bat pads. It’s not something we are accustomed to in the Caribbean,” Brathwaite said.”I think that would be a challenge as well as the heat and humidity. Myself as a fast bowling all-rounder, it’s probably one of the hardest jobs in the team so I will have to be extra fitter than the rest of the other guys.”So the challenge of being fit enough and strong enough to handle five days of cricket, and your body lasting to give 100 per cent for the West Indies, that is probably one of the main challenges.”Brathwaite has been in the selection frame ever since making his international debut in 2011 but has been limited to four One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s, while campaigning extensively for West Indies A.Preparing for Test cricketAnd while he hopes he can break into the Test side soon, he said he remained focused on ensuring he was prepared for the opportunity.”First thing is to get a little fitter and a little stronger and be prepared by the beginning of the first Test, if selected, to hit the ground running and be a 100 per cent,” he indicated.”Playing-wise, I haven’t set any targets as such. I’m new to Test cricket, I haven’t played as yet so I just want to get in and amongst the 11, get on the park, and then from there, assess and see where I went wrong, what I did well and then I would be able to set some goals for the future.”last_img read more

More sports in brief

January 20, 2020

first_imgBenzema charged in blackmail probe PARIS, France (AP): Five years after missing the World Cup amid his involvement in a prostitution probe, Karim Benzema was charged yesterday with conspiracy to blackmail as part of an investigation over a sex tape involving France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Benzema, widely considered one of the most talented strikers in the world, also faced preliminary charges of participating in a criminal group in a scandal that has monopolised the national media’s attention. Few details of the case have been released, but investigators said they are trying to find out if Benzema played a role in an extortion attempt targeting Valbuena, and if he actually tried to blackmail the Lyon midfielder. Benzema’s involvement in the sex-tape case has yet to be determined, but investigators believe he was approached by a childhood friend to act as an intermediary between the blackmailers and Valbuena. Russia bans dopers MOSCOW, Russia (AP): The Russian athletics federation suspended five athletes yesterday, including a top marathon runner and an Olympic hammer throw finalist, just days before the publication of a major report into Russian doping. Marathon runner Maria Konovalova received a two-year ban and was stripped of results going back to 2009. She finished second at the Chicago Marathon in 2010 and third in 2013. The Russian federation said she was suspended based on irregularities in her biological passport, which monitors an athlete’s blood profile for evidence of doping. The Russian athletics federation also said that hammer thrower Maria Bespalova, who finished 11th at the 2012 London Olympics, was banned for four years after testing positive for a steroid. Also banned were three lesser-known Russian athletes: race-walker Evgeny Nushtaev and runners Vlas Bredikhin and Yaroslav Khlopov. Rossi loses CAS case LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP): Valentino Rossi will start the MotoGP title-deciding race on Sunday from the back of the grid, after all. Championship leader Rossi failed to persuade sport’s highest court yesterday to overturn a sanction for his actions during the Malaysian Grand Prix last month. Six-time champion Rossi was penalised for appearing to kick out at defending title holder Marc Marquez of Spain, who then crashed on the Sepang track. Rossi has a lead of seven points over Jorge Lorenzo of Spain ahead of the last race on Sunday at Valencia.last_img read more