Cabrera: “We are better when we don’t respect the rival”

first_imgThe white captain does not play. Are you the Blue Ramos on the stopped ball?Comparing with Ramos has no place in almost any facet. He has many goals. I nod down. Ramos is very important and will be marked in the history of Real Madrid. The team may notice their absence because it is their reference in the last decade.Are you still pending in the locker room of the Uruguay lists? Being Arambarri, Damián, Olivera and you …Before we talked more. We have been years and we think that one day they will call somebody, but it is not up to us. What is in our hands is to compete to play in Getafe and it is not better or worse to be in the selection.The one that does go with Uruguay is Fede Valverde. What do you think of its emergence?I had not agreed with him. He made an important leap with the coach’s confidence after years of playing little. He is young and had maturity and patience. When his time came he showed that he is fully prepared. Has Getafe given you the stability you expected when you left Uruguay?I came to Atlético de Madrid ten years ago and was an unconscious. I debuted at 17 and everything came to me very quickly. I didn’t take it with professionalism now. Every step I took helped me get where I am and I hope this is not my roof.At what point are you in your professional career?Last year I consolidated myself as a starter in a team that qualified for the Europa League. This year the coach continues to trust me. I want to finish well this season and improve every year. He also went through the Real Madrid quarry. What’s different about it?Real Madrid is a giant institution. I spent a year in Castilla and understood that they try to educate players with the philosophy of always winning. I still have a great relationship with the people around us. I keep the memory of the staff that is still there even if generations pass.Does the funnel narrow too much at that point?Of that Castilla only Lucas Vázquez reached the first team. You have to be very good and with him I have a great relationship. The others arrived at Primera, but Real Madrid are major words … They are players who have won everything. Last year they were transitioning after Cristiano left, but this course is spectacular. They forgot about Cristiano and now they all add up, they stepped forward as a team and that is why it will be a very complicated game.Do you already have the trick to get to this Madrid?When a child ends up winning one of the greats, it is because he left without complexes and daring. We are a good team when we don’t respect the rival. We’re better. Of course we respect, but you have to go out without shame and compete. You have to do what you know and multiply it by a thousand, because they are great. Let’s talk about this Real Madrid. How do you see it?last_img read more

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Crown Prince of Arabia buys Newcastle

first_imgMike Ashley’s Newcastle Sale Agreement (owner of the club for thirteen years and owner of the chain of stores SportsDirect.com) It seems that it has finally materialized. After several months in negotiations, and although no public confirmation has yet been made, Telegraph ensures, based on many sources, that the contract is signed pending the approval of the Premier League. The buyer, through financier Amanda Staveley, would be Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohamed bin Salman, and would pay £ 300m (€ 344m) instead of £ 340m (€ 390m) that had been originally agreed due to the losses that the economic crisis of the coronavirus.The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia would take over 80% of the club, dividing the remaining 20% ​​into two parts, one half for PCP Capital Partners (Staveley company) and the other for the Reuben brothers, Members are a powerful British family with a net worth of £ 18 billion.It can take a month while the Premier League reviews the documents and makes sure that new managers pass the relevant tests. The 31-page document of the sale appears to have been signed last week at the companies’ headquarters, although Newcastle, which declines to comment, has not yet released it. The British media also explains that bail of £ 13 million would have already been paid and that the agreement would include details of the claim for a payment of £ 150 million corresponding to a legal dispute between the company PCP and the Braclays Bank.Staveley, Jamie and Simon Reuben (sons of David Reuben) and Yasir Al-Rumayyan (general director of the Public Investment Fund) would be the people in charge of Newcastle, of which the last one is the one who is called to serve as president of the club as proxy for Bin Salman. Jamie Reuben, in addition, should leave his position on the board of the Queens Park Rangers, as established by the rules of the English league.The deal would be closed after three years of tough negotiations since Mike Ashley put the club up for sale in 2017. Despite criticism, Ashley had rejected many Steveley bids to take over Newcastle, although talks had intensified earlier in the year. year.The sale of the team will mean a great leap, since in times of crisis, this economic injection could place Newcastle at the height of the largest in the Premier League, as happened in his day with the Manchester City and Sheikh Mansour. After buying the team for around 155 million euros in 2007, Ashley would sell it for more than double, despite the fact that during that time the club has twice dropped to the Championship.last_img read more

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Real Madrid win over Van der Vaart

first_imgThe season so far Van der Vaart She was being quite discreet, although it is true that she did not have too many minutes either. This day was a start and led Real Madrid’s win against Real Zaragoza 6-0, displaying a great game, giving an assist and scoring two goals that allow him to be the MVP of the day. However, it is fair to highlight the role of his colleagues Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo, with two and one goal respectively.The one who also won by a broad result, 0-3, was Barcelona at Real Valladolid’s home. The locals did not make it easy, they had options to score, but they found a huge Victor Valdes. Although for decisive the performance of a Dani Alves who scored a goal and distributed another, and Xavi who led the game for his team and scored the first goal of the game.Valencia took the three points from Reyno de Navarra beating Osasuna 1-3 in a clash in which two unusual players scored: David Albelda and Carlos Marchena. Exciting and even encounter that lived in Pizjuán between Seville and Villarreal that ended 3-2 for the Andalusians. The game recital of Robert Pirés it was not enough before a Luis Fabiano who scored a double and is still touched with the magic wand face to door.The one that managed to win away from home was Deportivo to Tenerife. Colotto He scored the only goal of the match and is our last member of the Ideal XI of the 10th day.MVPs Higuaín: The Real Madrid striker also scored two goals and made a great game, but being a forward gives him a certain “edge” on goal compared to a midfielder like Van der Vaart. It is his best performance so far and it has earned him to do 16 points. Jesus Navas: His team won, but he did not have a decisive role. He has been lowering his level and that causes him to only accumulate four points in the last three days. From a player who exceeds € 9,500,000 It is expected that it does not have this type of potholes. Luis Fabiano: O Fabulous continues his streak. Third double of the season for him that allows him to help his team get all three points in a very tough game. The campaign did not start well, but his current form is incredible. Has achieved 16 points this day.They can do moreIbrahimovic: His worst game of the season. Barça won by a bulky 0-3, however, the Swede was off throughout the match. This is the first time he has made -2, but from a player that costs more than € 13,000,000 it is not to your liking to do negative.center_img Thierry Henry: We close with another attacker from FC Barcelona. If before we commented that Ibra did not give his best performance, it cannot be said that Henry’s game was much better. The case of the Frenchman is more worrisome since he has spent four consecutive days quite weak. This time his score was -2. Very poor numbers for someone who exceeds € 6,000,000. Van der Vaart: Without a doubt the great surprise of the day. He only had four points so far and came from getting a -2, but this time he has performed at an incredible level. His two goals and assistance, together with Madrid’s wide victory, allow him to achieve 18 points.last_img read more

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National Champs and those late decisions

first_img WATCHDOG Having said all that, the JAAA is always under this columnist’s searchlight, their efforts in promoting the sport and the welfare of its participants is always of high priority in this corner. This columnist has in the past been a ‘watchdog’, trying to keep the local governing body honest in its very important role. Although that oversight self-assignment has been disputed by previous administrations, as to its relevance, it is one that will not be arrested. Track and field, and its fortunes, are far too important to our people to allow a committed journalist that luxury. The fans yearn for it, utilise it to formulate their own thinking, and make their informed comments, either on popular social media or elsewhere. Without all this, it appears to be a widely held view that our athletes would not receive the attention and focus from administrators that their performances merit. This leads this columnist to the choice of team leader for the Pan American Junior Track & Field Championships, Edmonton, Canada, July 31 to August 2. The effort, energy and enthusiasm of long-time administrator Julette Parkes, the official chosen, has come under the scrutiny of Foster’s Fairplay since 1998. It was during her similar posting at the World Junior Championships in Annecy, France, that year, that the quoted assessment of the senior insurance executive was made. It came in the midst of a dire need for someone who could take our young athletes through the challenges of change of environment and different food choices, to compete against the best of the world. These were live issues to be addressed. “Happily, they found Julette Parkes, who has worked like a Trojan to keep these athletes properly nourished … she has worked assiduously with this team from the inception …. always with a smile, which belied the mammoth proportions of the duties which she undertook … the super efficient Parkes carried the burden of taking care of just about everything for her charges … the athletes were her babies, she mothered them, she fathered them, she saw to their every concern … the job was well done and one is left to ponder how could it have been achieved, if Julette Parkes was not called and so stoutly responded … take care of business.” Seventeen years later, from what is still being noticed on the local circuit, that assessment still holds. Go and do likewise, Miss. – For feedback: E-mail lauriefoster2012@gmail.com The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Championships had its gloss removed on the last weekend in June, when arguably the two most anticipated events were shorn of a top-ranker expected to compete. The world’s fastest, Usain Bolt, duly registered, despite free entry to the Beijing World Championships, withdrew, a move to be repeated later by his scratching Diamond League dates in Paris and Lausanne. A pelvic area injury was cited, but only then. As fans were settling into a Boltless four days, spirits were further dampened by a heatedly debated announcement. It revealed that the new speedball, Elaine Thompson – with a 10.84 100m season’s best – would go to the blocks only in the 200m. As it turned out, it is difficult to accept that these last-minute decisions had no bearing on the less-than-anticipated patron support. 20/20 VISION Foster’s Fairplay will await the final of the women’s 200m event in Beijing, as any negative assessment as to the mindset of Thompson’s coach, the supremely gifted technocrat, Stephen Francis, could just explode. Call it 20/20 vision coming from this columnist, but the MVP Track Club boss has a rich history. He has already demonstrated that he can produce performances from athletes under his care that defy the thinking of ordinary mortals. The meet, which dualled as the Beijing World Championships Trials, had its spectator thrills, but was diluted somewhat by this columnist being denied access by the organisers. This episode will have its treatment on a separate forum. Various national teams, at both senior and junior levels, have been selected and have just completed or soon to embark on competition. The pursuit of the almost-mandated medals would have been on. Foster’s Fairplay wishes them all well.last_img read more

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Stephens eyes 2nd Slam title, Halep 1st in French Open final

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sloane Stephens of the U.S. clenches her fist after defeating compatriot Madison Keys during in semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — When the French Open final was played a year ago, Sloane Stephens was nowhere near Roland Garros. She was in Chicago with coach Kamau Murray, working her way back from a foot injury that required surgery and sidelined her for 11 months.“Indoors on a hard court. Getting ready for grass. Barely walking. Playing tennis next to a bunch of 5- and 6-year-old screaming kids,” Murray recalled. “So to be here from there, I think, is rewarding, because those times were not easy.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It was 5-0 by the time Muguruza eventually claimed a game.Muguruza’s last stand came at 4-all in the second set, a 13-minute game in which she held three break points. But she failed to convert any of those, and Halep held there, before breaking at love to end it.While the Romanian sometimes has trouble with so much on the line, Stephens has been perfect in title matches on the WTA tour, going 6-0.“I mean, there is no formula. I didn’t, like, try to do it. I’m not trying to break a record. It’s just how it’s happened for me,” Stephens said, “I think once I get going in a tournament, I’m pretty consistent, which is good. I just try to keep that going.”She had never made it past the fourth round on the red clay of Paris until now. This year, she was two points from defeat in the third round against Camila Giorgi of Italy before turning that match around.Stephens hasn’t dropped a set since.“When you make it out of that,” Murray said, “you build a little bit of confidence.”Like Halep, Stephens is an incredibly talented defensive player, and she kept stretching points Thursday until Keys would err.In all, Keys made 41 unforced errors, 30 more than Stephens.“It’s really tough to get any ball by her, but especially today, she was neutralizing so well. And she was hitting so many deep, heavy balls, that I really felt like I was having to go for a lot,” said Keys, who is now 0-3 against Stephens. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FIFA to put 100,000 World Cup tickets on sale Friday Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours She twice has lost in the final at Roland Garros — to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and to Jelena Ostapenko in 2017 — and was the runner-up to Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open in January.“I lost three times until now and no one died,” Halep said, “so it will be OK.”Muguruza, a two-time major champion, entered the semifinals having not lost a set in the tournament. She also was coming off a lopsided victory in the quarterfinals a day earlier, overwhelming Sharapova 6-2, 6-1.But it took Muguruza quite a while to get going against Halep, who managed to keep sending ball after ball back over the net.Backed by fans who loudly chanted her first name between games, Halep went ahead 3-0 with the help of only one winner. Of her first 14 points, 13 arrived via errors by Muguruza — nine unforced, four forced.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The times are good now. Stephens closed in on her second Grand Slam title by beating pal Madison Keys 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday in the first all-American semifinal at the French Open since 2002. It also was a rematch of the U.S. Open final won by Stephens last September.“It’s always hard playing someone from your country and such a good friend,” Stephens said, “so I was really pleased to be able to get through that and play some good tennis.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 10th-seeded Stephens’ opponent in Saturday’s final will be Simona Halep, who emphatically ended the impressive French Open run of 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza by defeating her 6-1, 6-4.Halep, who assured herself of retaining the No. 1 ranking with the victory, earned a fourth chance to win her first major title. “There is a lot of times where I feel like she made the ball by a centimeter,” Keys continued, “and I was missing it. Just one of those days where I think she played incredibly well.”There was a stretch after winning the U.S. Open that Stephens did not manage to do that.Ever.She endured an eight-match losing streak after leaving New York, going 0-6 for the rest of 2017 and then 0-2 to begin 2018, including a first-round loss at the Australian Open.“Life came at me fast after the U.S. Open,” said Stephens, whose late father, John, was the 1988 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year with the New England Patriots.She regrouped and got headed back in the right direction. At the Miami Open in March, she won the title, beating four major champions in a row.Now she stands between Halep and her first Grand Slam trophy.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Bandits torch NIS WBD safe, cart off $6M

first_img− several questionedSeveral persons attached to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) branch at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD), were taken into Police custody for questioning on Thursday, following a $6 million robbery in the wee hours of the morning.The robbery occurred sometime around 02:30h and the ordeal lasted for almost anBandits hit NIS Pouderoyen Officehour.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, six armed men entered the compound by cutting the chain-link fence in the rear, after which they attacked the two security guards on duty. The female and male guards were then bound and a service weapon, along with six rounds of ammunition was taken away from the male guard.The perpetrators also disconnected the alarm system, as well as the telephone lines before forcing their way into the building by kicking down the door. While inside, the men torched the safe and bagged the money before making good their escape.This newspaper understands that the Police in D Division (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) are now working on the theory that it might have been an inside job, stating that someone from the inside might have divulged information to the perpetrators, since the money was only placed there the day before.Guyana Times was told that the NIS Office is currently collecting payments from self-employed persons.Meanwhile, among those taken into custody for questioning were the male security guard and three other employees attached to the NIS Pouderoyen Office. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Leslie James, told this newspaper that investigators have questioned nine employees in connection with the robbery.When this publication visited the scene, the office was closed for the day; however, many of the staffers remained in the building and were seen turning away pensioners who turned up to collect their monies.On the other hand, while none of the neighbours knew of the robbery until daybreak, one woman recalled hearing screams during the morning hours, but thought it was a domestic violence disturbance.“I woke up because I heard a screaming so I thought some man beating up his wife on the road. This person hollering and screaming and then all of a sudden it stopped, so I fall back to sleep. I did not get up, but then this morning my son told me that NIS was robbed and then I realised that it was the guard who was screaming,” the woman related. She noted for the past 13 years she has been living there, this is the first time such an incident has occurred.Meanwhile, investigations into the $6 million robbery are ongoing.last_img read more

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Crews respond to gas leak near 108 street

first_imgCrews from PNG are on scene working to stop the leak. UPDATE: Chief Fred Burrows with the Fort St. John Fire Department says that fire crews received the call of the leaking gas line at 10:35. Burrows says that the line that was hit is a 2” mainline that belongs to Pacific Northern Gas.Fire crews evacuated the School Board maintenance office due to its proximity to the location of the leak, but that no other evacuations have been necessary and there is no risk to the public at large.He added that crews will be onsite for several hours to repair the leaking gas line, and that 97th Ave. would be closed for several more hours this afternoon.- Advertisement -UPDATE #2: Pacific Northern Gas spokesperson Craig Sears says that PNG crews responded immediately to address a line hit where a local contractor was working and performing excavations in the parking lot of the school district maintenance department. During the excavation the contractor hit the line that was not recently located and no line location marks were visible to the operator.  The leak has been isolated and permenant repairs are in progress.  An estimated 4 customers were affected but should be returned to service this evening.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department is responding to a gas leak at the intersection of 97 avenue and 108 street in Fort St. John.The leak has caused the northbound lanes of 108 street to be blocked and 97 avenue is closed in front of the School District Maintenance office.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sofapaka pick Portuguese Alves as new boss

first_img“I am happy to be here. It is my first time coaching a team in Africa but I have done several clinics around the continent in Angola, South Africa and Algeria. I am looking forward to this challenge. I have been coaching for the last 27 years and so the experience has been quite immense,” Alves told Capital Sport on Thursday.Alves was born in Angola but spent much of his life in Portugal where he also played for Sporting Lisbon at the age of 17. He however had to cut short his playing career after picking up a knee injury.Sofapaka new head coach Dasilva Alves talks to the players during their first meeting at the Eastleigh High School training ground on August 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has worked in Indonesia, Malaysia, Lithuania and Oman. His last engagement was with Muscat Club in Oman where he worked from 2015 to 2018.“I have looked at the team train today and I am quite impressed with the technical ability of the players. Of course there are a few mistakes that we have to change and its normal in football. I am an attacking coach and this is the kind of football I would like to apply in the team,” stated the coach.“I know they have not won the league since 2009, they have not won a trophy since 2014 but I promise that we will work very hard and we will bleed on the pitch to ensure we get something for the club,” stated the coach.Club president Elly Kalekwa is confident that the Portuguese tactician will fit into the team and bring the much needed hunger for trophies to an end.Sofapaka new head coach Dasilva Alves with his new assistants John baraza and Mshagalusha Ndagano as well as club President Elly Kalekwa at the Eastleigh High School training ground on August 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“He is a man that I am certain will succeed at the club. We will give him all the support we need and the expectation from us is definitely to win trophies. That’s all we want. When you finish third, definitely, the next thing you want is a trophy,” Kalekwa told Capital Sport.John Baraza who held on as coach last season will deputize the Portuguese alongside Mshagalusha Ndagano. The team is also set to welcome in five new foreign based players by Monday next week.0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka new head coach Dasilva Alves is welcomed to the team’s training ground at Eastleigh High School by president Elly Kalekwa on August 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 – Sofapaka the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions have settled on Angolan-born Portuguese coach Divaldo Alves as the new coach, coming in for a period of one renewable year.Alves arrived in the country on Wednesday night and attended the final half hour of the club’s training session at the Eastleigh High School on Thursday morning. He will also watch the team’s friendly match against Naivas FC on Friday before officially taking over next week.last_img read more

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‘My time machine works!’ – Fans laugh at Abramovich’s transfer business

first_img1 Alexandre Pato Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with former AC Milan star Alexandre Pato that will see him join the Blues, according to reports in Brazil. Pato left the Italian club in 2012 to return to his native country and signed with Corinthians. However, Corinthians are so desperate for the Brazilan to leave the club, he spent last season on loan at rivals Sao Paulo, where he has scored 19 goals in 59 games.The forward’s representatives have been eager to secure him a move to a Premier League club for the past few transfer windows and it appears they have finally done it with Chelsea.However, the 25-year-old has faded from the football map since exploding onto the scene when he signed for Milan in 2007.As a result, the Blues’ move for Pato has been greeted with disbelief on social media.See below for the best reactions!last_img read more

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announces international retirement

first_imgWe lived some amazing moments together – Wishing the team all the best for the future #CZE pic.twitter.com/w1BT91BhbT— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) July 8, 2016 Petr Cech holds a record 121 caps for the Czech Republic Cech moved to Arsenal last summer from London rivals Chelsea but ended his first season with the Gunners empty-handed as they finished a distant second to surprise Premier League champions Leicester.During the season, Cech did take the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history and now, having won four league titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League across town at Chelsea – he is setting his eyes on lifting trophies once again.“For the next season the aim is to add some silverware into the cabinet, but we expect a big challenge as well,” he told Sky Sports News on Thursday.“So many teams are buying players and improving, everybody wants to be in the top four, and will be challenging for the title.” Arsenal and Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced his international retirement.The 34-year-old holds a record 121 caps for his country and played all three games as Pavel Vbra’s side exited Euro 2016 at the group stage with just one point.Cech made his senior international debut in 2002 and went on to represent the Czech Republic at Euro 2004 – where they finished third – and the 2006 World Cup before captaining the side at Euro 2008.While 2006 proved to be his only chance to appear in the World Cup finals, Cech would go on to play for his country at Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 – but has now called time on his international career.“@PetrCech has announced his international retirement – congratulations on a record-breaking career,” Arsenal tweeted.Cech himself posted a message accompanied by a picture of him in the dressing room with his Czech team-mates.“We lived some amazing moments together – Wishing the team all the best for the future #CZE,” he wrote. 1last_img read more

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