Month: May 2020


PNG Loop’s Pacific Games medal tally


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2015 – A phenomenal year for sport


first_imgPerformances nationally and abroad from individual athletes, teams and from Team PNG have stamped PNG’s foot on the world stage sporting arena.Some highlights include;Rugby League:The SP PNG Hunters finished off the Intrust Super Cup competition in third place in only their second season in the second tier level of rugby league.Israel Eliab was named Five-Eighth of the Year and subsequently named in the 2015 Team of the Year.The next award went to the ever consistent Wartovo Puara who was announced as the recipient of the XXXX People’s Choice Award.Michael Marum was also recognised for an outstanding season so far being crowned Stage and Screen Coach of the YearPNG then won the rights to co-host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with all of the Kumuls games to be played in Port Moresby.Netball:The PNG Pepes had an outstanding year winning silver at the Pacific Games after going down to giants Fiji in the final.They backed this up finishing second at the Mission Foods Nations Cup 2015 in Singapore. Cricket: It was the selection of young Lega Siaka in the Australian Prime Minister’s XI that made headlines.More good news came when Cricket PNG won the Best Overall Cricket Development Program at the East Asia Pacific Development Programme Awards.Swimming:In the pool, it was PNG’s super fish Ryan Pini who was awarded Male Athlete of the 2015 Pacific Games by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).Boxing:Boxer Thadius Katua won PNG’s first gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Apia, Samoa beating Northern Ireland’s Bradley Tieman.Soccer: PNG made history winning the bid to host the 2016 Women’s Under 20 FIFA World Cup.Pacific Games:The highlight of the year by far is PNG hosting and winning the 15th Pacific Games.Team PNG topped the medal tally winning 88 gold, 69 silver and 60 bronze. A total of 217 medals altogether.last_img read more


Petra Kvitova attacked during attempted burglary


first_imgThe 26-year-old was left with cuts on her hand according to a Czech newspapeHer agent confirmed the incident, saying it definitely wasn’t a targetted robbery.”Petra Kvitova was attacked in her flat this morning, it was a random crime, nobody was going to attack or rob her as Petra Kvitova,” spokesman Karel Tejkal told AFP.”She was injured with a knife during the attempted burglary. Her life is not in danger, she is being treated by doctors.”Kvitova, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion, is recovering from a foot injury and had been hoping to play in the Australian Open in January. Tejkal told AP that the intruder, who has not been found, had gained access to Kvitova’s apartment by saying he was there to check a meter.last_img


Barça signs Yan Couto


first_imgThe Soccer Club Barcelona also ‘fishes’ in Brazilian football and is done with Yan Couto (Curitiba, June 3, 2002), right side of Coritibaas reported Balloon support. The 17-year-old pearl will arrive in Barcelona in June, at the time she reaches the age of majority. The operation would have closed at 5 million euros more variables and reinforces a position that neither Semedo nor Sergi Roberto have managed to endorse. The culé set is ahead of other teams, such as Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal, which also intended to be done with one of the most promising players of the moment. In fact, in October of last year he was included in the list of the 60 best young people in the world by The guardian.The lateral side, measures 1.68m, arrives with the U-17 world champion vitola, tournament in which he was one of the most prominent of the verdeamarelha. Headline in all matches in which he was available, his performance had a mole in the form of expulsion in the second meeting of the first phase, which would miss the next two clashes. However, I would return in quarters to eleven and it would be decisive both in the semifinal against France (3-2), and in the final against Mexico, with two assists. Curiously, that last pass would be converted by Lázaro Vinicius in the final two to one, player who has declared his love for Real Madrid in a recent interview with ACE.last_img read more


Atlético – Leganés | Atlético go into a coma


first_imgIt was the last minutes of the game that was not breathable. With a very high tension, full of whistles, whistles and an insane Athletic and unable to beat a team that came as a LaLiga colista. This transition is resulting in a party-to-party drink. Everybody faces Atlético as if all the problems of the world were on their men and shoulders. Sometimes, in football, things like that happen. Things like that your right side holder is injured (Trippier, pubalgia) and your substitute too (Arias, three weeks KO), so you should look to the bottom of your bench and blow the dust to a 2016 signing, Vrsaljko, that put some precise centers, half goals, but that did not work, and went to Milan, Inter, and broke his knee, and returned to recover, just that, but that on a cold January morning there is again, listening from the grass the Thundertrucks of the Metropolitan to play again eleven months after the last time and twenty of the rojiblanca. For not having, in the broadcast of the TV they didn’t even have their picture.This is what this Atleti and its injuries have, this Atleti and its short templates, that one who does not count anything is suddenly headline on a morning full of obligations. Because Atleti dragged them all after Eibar, Leon. And the past knocking on the door. The Basque Aguirre, the first who managed to escape the Intertotos and the Grays in the years before Cholo. It has given a claw to a Leganés who yesterday never seemed a colist. Your plan, perfect: everything defends. He left with nine, a line of five and another in front of four, Braithwaite just on end, as a lone ranger. Del Leganés was the first corner of the game. Red and White gift after a lack of understanding between Felipe and Oblak. The first ten minutes would have all the ingredients of the horror movie that would come. Intense the Leganés, he had control, confidence, passes inside and opportunities. Kevin from the front, Braithwaite’s shot. But Oblak had returned to the red and white goal and his miracles are the only thing that is never in transit at the Atleti. And less bad. Ahead, his team was just crashing into the cucumber wall, unable to link two passes.The stand, while, was debating. If there were timid pitos, louder, much louder, the war cry of recent years was heard. Ole Ole ole. On the grass Atlético had its first chance, a center of Lodi that combed Awaziem and Correa, alone, sent over the crossbar. The man in black has never felt the suit so narrow. All I saw was a nonsense. Losses of Thomas, losses of Saul and all inaccuracies before a Leganés who came, came and sent at the whim of Roque Mesa. Everything could change when Morata and Correa escaped in a counter, the wall fallen, but the last brick of Vasco, Cuellar, cleared the volley while Lega returned to occupy all the meters. The break came with lame belt after an entry of Bustinza and Vitolo warming strong in the band. Desperately, Atlético launched over the final minutes. Aguirre did it with strikers, Carrillo added to Ruibal and Braithwaite. He disappeared. And that the second change of the Cholo had been Herrera, that everything got worse. Vitolo was already the best another day, the only one with intention, overflow and almost a Goya. Because he fell before Recio with a great performance that Mateu did not cheat. A Mateu who also saw no penalty in a fall of Felipe with Rosales. The Brazilian went crazy, the match. The unrest filled the end.Atletico throwing ridiculous corners, the highest decibels, Cuellar expelled for searching for another Goya, faking the aggression of a ball boy, and wasting time on the way to the locker room, which with the point the Lega ceased to be a colist. It took four minutes. Only one more would last the game, with Silva forced goalkeeper and the rojiblancos without taking advantage of it. A dantesque operetta to close another, what this team has become. From bad to worse. ChangesVitolo (45 ‘, Marcos Llorente), Aitor Ruibal (60 ‘, Eraso), Hector Herrera (61 ‘, Belt), Guido Carrillo (77 ‘, Kévin Rodrigues), Ivan Saponjic (87 ‘, Vrsaljko), Oscar Rodriguez (89 ‘, Braithwaite)center_img Cholo’s sacrifice was Llorente, its less bad player yesterday in the center, only a loss in 45 minutes. As soon as he stepped on Vitolo grass, João leaked a goal ball that broke between the Canary and Correa, getting in the way. The Portuguese was a vergel in a desert. But nobody takes advantage of their passes. He continued to dominate the Leganés against an Atlético like the M-30 on a rainy day, infinite traffic jam. Oblak sent a distant shot of Recio to corner while Cholo made tetris with his players. From 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 with Saul and Thomas in the double pivot or a 4-2-3-1 with Saul second forward. So dizzy at all, Braithwaite kept threatening every time he stepped on the area against an Atletico determined to launch lateral centers towards nowhere, lost in the search for himself. He will lack goal, yes, but above all leaders, the courage of men like Gabi or Godín. The players now go to the clash as if asking for forgiveness. Oh Koke How much is missing when it is not. CardsReferee: Antonio Miguel Mateu LahozVAR Referee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez IzquierdoChidozie Awaziem (10 ‘, Yellow) Erasmus (53 ‘, Yellow) Pichu (75 ‘, Yellow) Roque Mesa (88 ‘, Yellow) Hard (91 ‘, Yellow) Pichu (92 ‘, Red) Savic (95 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more


Wu Lei won’t have to play in China if the coronavirus persists


first_imgWhile the coronavirus continues to take lives in the Wuhan area, where it came from, the health alert is forcing to suspend virtually all competitions that should be held in the short and medium term in China. The Super League has been postponed, and Asian Champions League games that have such a country as headquarters are not played for now. And, in regards to Espanyol, What will happen to Wu Lei if he is cited in the next call of his selection? One of those affected will be with total probability Wu Lei, since he has participated and as a starter in the previous four qualifying matches, in which he scored three goals (in fact, he only remained unmarked against the Philippines) and gave one assist. Some meetings with which the attacker of Espanyol reaches a special event: Just this Friday marks a decade since he debuted in the Chinese national team on February 14, 2010. He did it in Hong Kong, in the East Asian championship.Since then, Wu Lei has played 67 matches with China, in which he has scored 18 goals and distributed five assists. The franchise player of the Asian giant has a great challenge to meet: qualify for the World Cup. The measure is not for the official moment, but it does have a chance to prosper. Even to be confirmed next week. About the calendar, China had to play at home the fifth day of the qualifying phase for the 2022 World Cup, against Maldives, specifically on March 26. The CFA (Chinese Football Federation) is in talks with the authorities of Thailand to be where the match is disputed, it is always clear that before you have not sent the alert for the coronavirus. The contacts are moving in a good direction although, according to the portal ‘Live Sport Asia’, the Thai Ministry of Health would have demanded that the Chinese federation send them blood samples from all players before they embark on their journey to meet Maldives.last_img read more


1×1 Barcelona: Griezmann still in can opener mode


first_imgRakitic: We still don’t understand Setien’s obsession to put a player who is light years away from his best level. Mediocre in all facets of the game, with the ball at his feet was a real agony. It was Setién’s first change, in the 55th minute. Two minutes later Barça’s goal came.From Jong: Bad game of the Dutch, always choosing the worst option. If you want to aspire to win the Champions League, you have to shake … and much.Arturo vidal: The best Messi partner in the field. And to say this of the Chilean is a recognition of his game and a stick to Setién, who does not know how to accompany his best player of valid and referential partners. His testiculin is positive for the ability to push the field but when the fuses blow, he gets into scrubs that do not touch. His attempt to header Mario Rui cost him expulsion.Messi: It is more alone than one. He made war on his own, although it didn’t always work out. The Argentine was overwhelmed, both by the defensive cobweb of Naples, and the poor effectiveness of his teammates. He could not shine at Maradona’s house, but he was the only one in the field who was able to silence San Paolo himself.Griezmann: It is beginning to gain fame of can opener. Not in vain has opened the scoring in a total of eight games. With these numbers he is justifying his signing. And that in the game continues to show a worrying irregularity, but at the level of numbers its performance is being incontestable.CHANGES:Arthur: The Brazilian gave meaning and criteria in the game.Ansu Fati: He could barely participate when entering the last minutes. Ter Stegen: He made the statue in the goal of Mertens, perhaps because of Piqué that prevented him from seeing the trajectory of the ball, but then he removed the spine with two interventions at the top of Insigne and Callejón. Decisive for Barcelona not to leave with the tie uphill.Semedo: Fundamental in assisting the goal of Griezmann, both for his deep clearance after a great pass from Sergio Busquets and later pass to the French striker. Fast and solvent in the right wing.Pique: The worst part is that the injured party ended in the right ankle in a fortuitous play after a bad jump. The central, before retiring from the field, was making a serious game, but because of him came the goal of Naples.Umtiti: The Frenchman continues to show clear symptoms of insecurity because of his slowness. At the start of the ball he gave reasonable solutions to the team.Junior: Fatal. Party to forget yours. Without ideas, without depth, without conviction and without forcefulness. If this is the level for the match at the Bernabéu, may God take us confessed.Sergio Busquets: It remains who best interprets Setién’s booklet. He lost more than one ball, but recovered dozens and also contributed play between the lines. Griezmann’s goal sprouted from his boots. The worst news is that he will not be back at the Camp Nou having seen a yellow and completing the penalty cycle.last_img read more


Gianni Infantino suggests a Marshall Plan in world football


first_imgThe President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, sent a video message addressed to the 211 federations grouped by the body that he chairs and in which he indicates his priorities in the face of the coronavirus crisis: “That health comes first, that FIFA is ready to proactively help football in these exceptional circumstances and that a consultation process is underway to consider the future evolution of the sport. ““Not a single human life is worth endangering by any party, no competition and no league. All the people of the world should have this very clear in their heads. It would be more than irresponsible to compel competitions to resume if the situation is not 100% certain. If we have to wait a little longer, we must. It is better to wait a little longer than to take risks. ““[As for] the emergency relief fund … Thanks to the work we have been doing together at FIFA for the past four years, we are currently in a very solid financial situation,” continued the FIFA President. “FIFA has a good reputation in the financial markets … This has helped us build a solid base with significant reserves. But our reserves are not FIFA’s money. This money is football money. So when football is in need, we need to think about what we can do to help … It is our responsibility and our duty. ” Infantino pointed out that a consultation process is already underway to assess how this situation will affect all football economically: “You have to know that we will be there and that we will find the solutions together ”he pointed out. “At no time will you be alone … [And] the world will know where the money goes and, equally important, why the money goes there.”FIFA, announced its president, will pay in advance the second part of the operating expenses of the member associations of the FIFA Forward Program, scheduled for this year. Infantino added that it is necessary to find the right balance to protect both the national teams and club football in relation to the international match calendar, that flexibility and common sense should prevail regarding player contracts and periods of transfers from a legal perspective, and that the necessary analyzes will be done to help member federations through the emergency relief fund.last_img read more


Monfils, Fognini and Azarenka sign up for the virtual Madrid Open


first_imgAll of them be a part of one roster that already homes 16 gamers: Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov, John Isner, Lucas Pouille, Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys, Kristina Mladenovic, Carla Suárez, Victoria Azarenka, Fiona Ferro and Eugenie Bouchard. The group of the Mutua Madrid Open will quickly reveal the remainder of the members, in addition to the totally different novelties of the competitors.What is understood is the virtual match format. The 16 particular person members (ATP and WTA) will initially be divided into 4 teams. From this part of the league, these categorised for the quarterfinals of the match might be held, which might be held throughout 4 days of competitors. As well as, in parallel to the official competitors, a charity match will happen that can face a few of the fundamental content material creators in the gaming territory with skilled tennis gamers to gather funds supposed to assist these affected by Covid-19. With the begin date getting nearer, the group of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Professional introduced this Wednesday that Gael Monfils, Victoria Azarenka, Fabio Fognini and Madison Keys They are going to be in the pioneering match, which is able to reproduce the tennis competitors in a virtual strategy to face the greatest tennis gamers in the world from their properties in the April 27-30, forcing them to alter the racket for the PlayStation four to be measured at the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated intimately in the Tennis World Tour online game.last_img read more


The old guard corners the signings of this season


first_imgThis stoppage by the Covid-19 will allow many Girona players to enjoy a second chance. And among them are the majority of new players in this course. As far as campaign goes, Both Juan Carlos Unzué and Pep Lluís Martí have trusted the old guard and the ‘signings’ have had a hard time making a place for themselves in the line-ups. So much so, how only four ‘new’ are among the 11 most used players in the League: Pablo Maffeo, Gerard Gumbau, Juan Carlos and Jairo Izquierdo.Up to 18 footballers have arrived at Girona between the summer and winter markets this year and opportunities for some of them have been rather rare. They knew that they reached a somewhat defined group and with quality players, but they counted on having a more relevant role. The clear examples would be Samu Saiz and Álex Gallar. Both landed with the lineup of important footballers, the intention was that they give a quality leap to the squad and, although they treasure qualities for it, neither is being considered essential in the rojiblanco scheme. And the data indicates this because Despite the fact that Gallar has 1,223 ‘in the League and Saiz, 953’, none are in the group of 11 players with more minutes. Both have partners who have had more opportunities (at least, with 300 more minutes). They are currently working at home with the intention of vindicating themselves when the competition resumes and their objective, once normality recovers after the Covid-19, is to take advantage of the remaining days to gain more of Martí’s trust. They will have a second chance. Like other members of the Girona team such as Diamanka (he has played 697 ‘in the League) and Jozabed (494’). To convince Martí, you have to surrender and before the break for the Covid-19, the technician did not hide that he had a base team. And its favorite players are those who know the entity perfectly. It’s more, Four of the five most used footballers were already last season: Granell, Stuani, Alcalá and Borja García. The only one who has managed to sneak into that group is Maffeo. That despite being considered ‘new’ (last year he was at Stuttgart) he lives his fourth rojiblanco campaign.last_img read more