Barja, operated on appendicitis

first_imgKike Barja has undergone surgery this afternoon at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra. The player has presented a picture of abdominal pain throughout the day, so this afternoon he has had several tests in the hospital that have confirmed the initial diagnosis of acute abdomen (appendicitis). Barja will spend the night in the hospital, where tomorrow will be valued again. Doctors Rotellar and Baixauli, from the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, They have performed a laparoscopic appendectomy on the footballer late this afternoon and the player is already resting in his room.last_img

Pogba informs the dressing room that he wants to leave in summer

first_imgPogba has sounded strongly in the last signings markets to leave United with Madrid and Juventus as top candidates to gain the services of the French. Now, with this information, a further step is taken towards a probable departure of Paul Pogba from the ‘red devils’ and thus fulfill the desire of his agent, Mino Raiola, to find him a new team. As the English newspaper reports, Pogba has said in the locker room that “his head is not in the club and he wants to have a new challenge.” Despite this, the Frenchman has many friends among his teammates at United who are trying to convince him to continue in the English team, since they consider it the best for the team. The soap opera Pogba seems endless. Once a winter transfer market has closed in which Manchester United has been reinforced with the incorporation of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting de Portugal, the figure of the French midfielder remains the protagonist. As published Manchester Evening NewsPaul has told his teammates that he still intends to leave next summer.last_img read more

Angel, from discarded to option

first_imgBartomeu had promised Quique Setién a nine in the winter market and, after not granting it despite Suárez’s injury, he is obliged to do so after the Dembélé operation. As soon as Barça has the OK of the medical commissions of LaLiga and the FEF, who fight even to approve the diagnosis of the French striker, he will face a signing with controversy. A discard can end up becoming Barça’s hope. Ángel Torres and Getafe would be delighted with the possibility of entering 10 million euros for a 33-year-old footballer with obvious goal smell but who in no case had been on Barça’s list of futures throughout his career. Lucas Pérez and Roger Martí are still in the background, while, according to RAC1, Willian José and Loren are discarded. Both had played under the orders of Quique Setién in Las Palmas and Betis respectively. Ángel Torres, president of Getafe, said Wednesday in Catalunya Ràdio that he did not give him “the tufillo” that Barça went for Angel. He, like everyone else, knew firsthand that the canary had been discarded by the technical secretariat of Barça. It is surprising that a week after having ruled out incorporation, things change.center_img Ángel Luis Rodríguez Díaz (26-4-1987) is now a real option to reinforce Barça. Cross out the initial lists as a possible reinforcement, ruled out by the technical secretariat commanded by Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes, the impossibility of signing strikers of more hierarchy and, especially, the economic straits of the club and the conviction that the great investment must be made next summer to replace Luis Suárez ( Lautaro), they have turned the canary into a real option (not the only one) overnight.last_img read more

Vinicius: “Sergio Ramos was missing; whenever they come here they whistle against us”

first_imgSergio Ramos: “We haven’t talked yet. Now we have to raise our heads.”Referee: “Whenever they come here they whistle against us.”Hobby: “Thank you for the support you have given us. We have to keep working.”Did you expect to be a starter? “I always look forward to it. I always hope I can help the team.”Good match: “Yes, but I changed my attendance for victory.”Zidane’s words after the match: “Nothing yet. Tomorrow we’ll talk to be focused for the Sunday classic.”Later, he added the following to the cameras of Realmadrid TV:“Madrid always comes back. With this shirt you have to always be ready for everything. You have to try the comeback. Tomorrow we change the chip to be focused for Sunday, a good game is waiting for us, a Classic is always difficult and can cost us a lot in LaLiga. “ Vinicius Junior was one of the most prominent players of the white team in the defeat of his team at the hands of the City of Guardiola, giving the assistance to Isco that put the whites ahead in the clash. The Brazilian analyzed in mixed zone the most outstanding plays of the match. Gabriel Jesús pushes Ramos: “I don’t need to look at the phone to see the play. The whole stadium saw that Jesus pushed Sergio a little.”Did Gabriel Jesus recognize anything after the set? “Do not”Game of return: “We are going to work and have a calm head, besides being focused on winning.”The team plays better outside: “It is difficult to control all the games. We knew that this was a difficult game. We will trace yes or yes.”last_img read more

Operation departure in Madrid

first_imgFour footballers stand out on the starting ramp: James, Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano. All four will come out if offers arrive that are considered adjusted to their market value. In addition, there are four other cases in the air: Nacho, Marcelo, Modric and Brahim. The first three have given a lot to Madrid and a joint decision will be made with them, depending on what their role in the project will be. As for Brahim, the leaders hope that he will finally accept an assignment, something they have pushed into in the last two transfer windows.In the arrivals section, in addition to the return of Achraf and Odegaard, Madrid want to incorporate a midfielder (Fabián is the favorite of the board and Pogba is Zidane’s). In addition, the hiring of a ‘nine’ (like Halaand) will be addressed if Jovic still does not meet expectations. But to make room for them, you must first sell … Before getting in, allow to exit. It is the message that Madrid sends in the face of the next transfer market, which is not yet clear on what dates it will be open due to the postponement of official competitions. The white club has an overbooking problem in its squad. He currently has 25 players in the first team (including Rodrygo). To these we must add Reinier, who is currently in Castilla, and up to eleven on loan who could start the preseason with Madrid (Achraf, Odegaard, Ceballos, Reguilón, Odriozola, Kubo, Vallejo, Mayoral, Lunin, Óscar Rodríguez and Luca Zidane).The main concern of the leaders comes with the 25 footballers who are currently in the club and there the slogan is clear: At least four or five footballers must be transferred from those under the command of Zidane. The loaned are a separate case that does not worry the club, quite the contrary. Some will return to stay (Achraf and Odegaard), in other cases it is still to be decided whether they will stay (Reguilón and Ceballos) and the rest will return on loan or transferred with a buyback option, because they are soccer players who, due to their youth and projection, have many suitors.last_img read more

Reggae Boyz get analysis boost ahead of qualifiers

first_imgThe Reggae Boyz will now be able to better prepare themselves from a tactical perspective after receiving access to one of the world’s leading analysis software InStat, was provided by the Wisynco Group yesterday.The computer programme will allow coach Winfried Sch‰efer and his technical team to assess their rivals through the gathering of real-time information and statistics; fully analyse the performances of their own players in key areas; and present data, which will help in their overall preparation.The presentation, which was packaged for access to 10 games, took place at the Jamaica Football Federation’s New Kingston secretariat yesterday.The software will immediately become available to the technical staff.The benefits of InStat’s services include the ability to look on the team’s past performances, as well as to study key players and what impact they have on the team’s playing system.It will also provide full reports on each players, including how many tackles and passes are attempted and completed successfully and distance covered, among other things important to statistical values.FranÁois Chalifour, director of marketing for the Wisynco Group, was on hand to make the presentation yesterday.”It’s impossible to reach the levels of competitiveness that the Reggae Boyz need to have without the help of data that I am sure their competitors have. If we don’t have the same data that they have, we are already starting at a disadvantage, so we are very happy to be supporting the team with this,” he said.According to Chalifour, the boost comes at a good time ahead of the Reggae Boyz key World Cup qualifiers.”We should support the Reggae Boyz and see them beat Costa Rica later this month and then try to qualify for Russia,” he added.His organisation will be financing the programme for a total of 10 matches.Roy Simpson, Reggae Boyz team manager, credited Wisynco’s support, and in so doing, recalled that the software was used by the Boyz during the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year.”We used it to our advantage and we were able to scout every single team that we played, and from a tactical point, nullify whatever they were doing,” said Simpson.last_img read more

BPL previews

first_imgAFC B’MOUTH VS ASTON VILLABarclays Premier League newcomers AFC Bournemouth are in the top flight for the first time in their history. Arguably the ‘smallest’ club ever to feature in the Premier League – they have a stadium with a capacity of less than 12,000, and just six years ago, they finished 21st in the fourth tier of the English game. Villa lost the FA Cup final 4-0 against Arsenal and have lost key players Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke.EVERTON VS LIVERPOOLLiverpool have much to prove as they look to find a top-four finish. Boss Brendan Rodgers has signed Manchester City’s James Milner, Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne and Villa’s Belgium front man Christian Benteke. Revenge could be in the air after the massive 6-1 Stoke win last May. VS WATFORDWatford are back in the Barclays Premier League and with a new boss, head coach Enrique S·nchez Flores, who played for Spanish clubs Valencia, Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza, and has since coached the likes of Valencia, Benfica (Portugal) and AtlÈtico Madrid. He faces fellow Spaniard Roberto MartÌnez, whose Everton side struggled last season, finishing in 11th place, their lowest placing since 2005-06.LEICESTER CITY VS SUNDERLANDAfter keeping Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League last term, interim boss Dick Advocaat said he was returning to Holland. Fans persuaded him to change his mind and now he takes his side to another team that just survived relegation after a remarkable run of seven wins and a draw from their last nine. But while Leicester survived, manager Nigel Pearson did not and so former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri takes charge for the first time.NORWICH CITY VS CRYSTAL PALACENorwich are back in the Premier League and, under manager Alex Neil hopes are high that the Canaries will retain their status. Palace brought in Alan Pardew as their boss in early 2014 and his record is impressive with the club finishing in 12th spot. Palace last won at Norwich in 2010.NEWCASTLE VS SOUTHAMPTONNewcastle have a new boss in former England manager Steve McClaren and after the poor season they suffered last term they will be keen to make a mark even if the jury is out on their manager. Saints are unbeaten in their last four against the Magpies, winning the last three.STOKE CITYlast_img read more

Bell credits sponsors’ input for success

first_imgBell credits sponsors’ input for successBelieving Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) made a big Brand Jamaica impression at the recent Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California, the organisation’s executive director, Lorna Bell, moved to credit corporate sponsors, supporters and the Government for helping to actualise that outstanding showing.Jamaica returned home last week with 29 medals from the July 25-August 2 summer showpiece.Prior to that, SOJ was the recipient of a $10-million donation from telecommunications giants Digicel to assist in their travel and accommodation.While Digicel’s donation was the leading sponsorship, other companies and organisations like the Jamaica Constabulary Force, with its Law Enforcement Torch Run, also raised $2.5 million. The Sports Development Foundation (SDF) also donated $2 million, while team gear worn by the athletes was supplied by sportswear company Puma.”We couldn’t have done it without them … Digicel, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Puma and of course the Government of Jamaica,” Bell told The Gleaner.She was speaking at the official welcome/celebration press conference for the team’s arrival, held at the Pineapple Room at The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.”Well, I am hoping that after all this exposure with ESPN, ABC and, of course, Jamaica … no one will be left behind. Let us all work together as a team. Let us all work together as a family and get all these children involved in all that is happening,” she continued.Bell added that the only low point with Team Jamaica at the Games was that they were not together all the time.”Three sports were at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and the other five were at USC (University of South California), so we couldn’t have got to see each other, as we would want to cheer on each other, but Jamaicans came out, they supported us, and I really have to thank those people overseas also,” stressed the executive director.last_img read more

DeRozan scores 38 as Raptors beat Heat 112-104 in OT

first_imgTORONTO (AP):DeMar DeRozan matched his season high with 38 points and added 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 112-104 in overtime on Saturday night.Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 16 points for the Raptors, who secured the season series against the Heat for the second straight season, as well as a potential play-off tiebreaker should they finish with the same record.Joe Johnson had 28 points while Luol Deng added 20 for the Heat, which had Dwyane Wade on the sidelines with an injured thigh.Deng tied it at 97 on a three-pointer from the corner with 3.1 seconds remaining in regulation and DeRozan’s jumper before the buzzer went in and out.In overtime, the teams traded scores until five straight trips to the free throw line, four for DeRozan and one for Bismack Biyombo, allowed the Raptors to score seven unanswered points to take a 109-101 lead with 42 seconds to play.Johnson’s three-pointer closed the gap to six points, but a pair of free throws from Cory Joseph allowed Toronto to close out the game.Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 12 minutes to beat the Phoenix Suns 123-116.Curry, who spent most of the third quarter on the bench in foul trouble, made three of his seven three-pointers in the fourth, including two as part of an 18-8 run to close out the game.The NBA’s reigning MVP capped his night with a behind-the-back pass to Shaun Livingston for a layup that helped extend the Warriors’ record home winning streak to 48 games.Golden State (59-6) also stayed one game ahead of the pace of the 1995-96 Bulls, who set an NBA record with 72 wins.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-85 for their 41st straight home victory, the third-longest streak in NBA history.Only Golden State with their current 48 and the Chicago teams that won 44 straight in 1995-96 had longer streaks.LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points and Tim Duncan had 11 for San Antonio. Kevin Durant had 28 points for the Thunder.Jusuf Nurkic scored all of his season-high 17 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 116-100.Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin and Darrell Arthur also scored 17 points and Will Barton finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets outscored Washington 41-17 in the final 12 minutes to win their fourth straight.John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists and Otto Porter scored 21 points for the Wizards.Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks topped the New Orleans Pelicans 103-92, the Atlanta Hawks downed the Memphis Grizzlies 95-83, the Detroit Pistons used a big second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-111, and the Charlotte Hornets had a 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets.last_img read more

Hall leads Corinaldi into final

first_img ENTERTAINING WIN A ding-dong battle ensued all through the four quarters, with goal attack Shelly-Ann Hall of Corinaldi making all the difference. Her accurate shooting accounted for 16 of her team’s 17 goals. Teammate Eshana Tingling played alternate positions, holding down the goal attack role in the first half, scoring two goals, before taking the wing attack bib in the second. It was her all-round game that helped Hall to dominate as much as she did inside the arc. Howard Cooke have only themselves to blame for not defeating their nemesis as they held the lead with a few minutes remaining in the game but had several unforced errors that Corinaldi capitalised on to seize the lead and held on for the entertaining win. The third-place play-off will be contested between beaten semi-finalists Howard Cooke and Hosanna Prep at 1 p.m., with the final set to begin at 1:30 p.m. WESTERN BUREAU: Defending champions Corinaldi Avenue Primary will meet Anchovy in today’s final of the Burger King/St James Under-13 netball competition. Corinaldi dispatched arch-rivals Howard Cooke 19-17 in their semi-final matchup on Monday at the Montego Bay Boys and Girls’ Club, venue for the title matchup this afternoon. In their semi-final, Anchovy had it much easier, registering a lopsided 14-3 win against Hosanna Prep. Toni-Ann Green scored 10 goals for Hosanna playing in the goal shooter’s role, while goal attack Kaliah Godfrey accounted for the remaining four goals. However, it was the first semi-final that had the attention of all and sundry as Howard Cooke began the contest looking ominous, especially through their goal shooter, Chrishawn Ramsey.last_img read more