first_imgThe father of four flew to Thailand on Monday night to seek treatment after it was revealed he returned a second positive test for cocaine.Barba, who tested positive four days after starring in Cronulla’s maiden grand final victory, has been handed a 12-match ban by the NRL.He was released from his deal with the Sharks to allow him to address personal issues, however it is understood the Sharks have already discussed a revised deal if the former Dally M Medalist can conquer his demons.  “Stepping away from the game is a chance for Ben to work on his personal issues and become the best Ben Barba he can be,” agent Chris Orr told News Limited.“This is not just about failing a drug test. There are other things he needs to work on and that’s his entire life. “… Ben made this decision (to enter rehab) himself, no one made it for him and in a sense it’s released the pressure on him.“He wants to be accountable for his actions. There are good people at the Cronulla club and they will support him through this.”News Limited is also reporting the Sharks have discussed offering Barba a $300,000 deal for the 2017 season if he can successfully address his issues.Barba’s original deal was worth a reported $650,000.“We have agreed to release Ben from his contract so that he can go away and work very hard on addressing some of the matters that are very relevant well past his playing days,’’ Sharks boss Lyall Gorman said on Tuesday.“He’s at a centre undergoing an intensive program that is aimed at and hoped will help him start to address the personal issues that are so relevant to him and his ongoing future.“I’m not too sure how long that program will take, but we as a club will continue to fully support him in every way we can. “The highest level of priority is the welfare of both Ben and his wife and children.”Barba would be available as early as Round 10 if he is cleared to return by the NRL and signs with an NRL club before the start of the pre-seasonlast_img read more

first_imgTouch rugby in West New Britain is popular with a good number of players making the national team for both men and women.In presenting the money, Muthuvel said he is in close talks with the vice president of Corporate Touch Port Moresby, Dadi Toka Jr and Pilai Sports Director Martin Joffey who have agreed to work together to further develop the code in the province.Muthuvel also donated balls to the 4 running touch rugby associations in the province – Admiralty, Batas, Gigo and Black Ants.The national touch championships are scheduled for the 17th to 19th September this year in Kokopo.last_img read more

first_imgThat is why this week, his birthday, he is especially happy because the goal was to start touching the ball. Something that has fulfilled this Monday, already with the boots on and on the grass of Valdebebas. Now begins the kinder stage of recovery, the feeling of being a footballer again.The goal of the Balearic remains the same: play the final months of the season and go to the European Championship. But without setting deadlines. It is clear that he wants to return when he is 100% full of confidence. When, in summary, it is the Asensio before the injury. From the first moment he wants to fight for a place in the eleven holder of Zidane because he knows he has the full confidence of the French coach. In addition, he is motivated to help the team in the decisive section of the course … Marco Asensio turns 24 at his best in recent months. Since it was operated on August 7 by Dr. Manuel Leyes at the Cemtro Clinic in Madrid, the balearic road has been complicated. The first weeks were desperate: severe pain, dizziness from medication … The normal thing in the days after an intervention of this type, but that becomes especially hard when thinking about the long recovery that is ahead.Supported by his own, Marco was optimistic from the start. And, above all, disciplined and hardworking: he has been doing daily eight-hour sessions in Valdebebas for months. At first, it was monotonous and boring: physiotherapy, swimming pool … A lot of effort in the shade with little progress. And a formula that has been fulfilled: goals week by week.last_img read more

first_imgThe figures of Cristiano Ronaldo They go even further. Have seven top gunner titles, only one of them shared with the aforementioned Messi and Neymar. More than anyone in history. In addition, the Juventus striker holds the record for most goals in a single season: 17 in the 2013-2014 campaign with the Real Madrid shirt. As if that were not enough, the other two best records are also from Portuguese: 16, in 2015-2016 and 15, in the 2017-2018 campaign. The domain of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi hIt has been overwhelming. The Barcelona attacker adds six Champions League top scorer awards, five of them alone. It was specifically Messi the pichichi last season with 12 goals. Only Gerd Müller is close to what was achieved by Christian Y Messi. Whoever was Bayern striker took over four trophies top scorer in the 70s although two of them shared.The drought of Cristiano and Messi in this group stageAll these data surprise with this season. Both figures only accumulate two goals each in the first phase. Very poor figure and well below their usual numbers. Quite the opposite of what was shown by the striker of Bayern, what He has scored 10 goals in six games. To one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of eleven goals in the group stage of the Champions League. What has been achieved by Haaland is unique. 8 goals in his debut in the final phase of the Champions League and with 19 years. Predicting that he may be the potential scorer of the next decade. In his first match scored a hat-trick against the Genk then see the door every day except the last against Liverpool.Top scorers 2019-2020Lewandowski (Bayern): 10 goalsHaaland (Salzburg / Dortmund): 8 goalsKane (Tottenham): 5 goalsDepay (O. Lyon): 5 goalsIcardi (PSG): 5 goals Lautaro (Inter): 5 goalsMbappé (PSG): 5 goalsThey are (Tottenham): 5 goalsMertens (Naples): 5 goalsSterling (M. City): 5 goals The Portuguese leads the historical classification with an iron hand. Christian reaches 128 goals in European Cup, followed by Messi with 114 goals. The last step of the podium continues to occupy it Raul, with 71. Benzema and Lewandowski They are in a tough dispute and are already fourth and fifth with 64 and 63 goals respectively.center_img Always reliable Robert Lewandowski and the feeling Erling Braut Haaland lead the classification of top scorer of the 2019-2020 Champions. The polish of Bayern Munich takes 10 goals, while the Norwegian, now in the ranks of the Borussia Dortmund after leaving the Red Bull Salzburg, add the figure of 8 goals. Both of them they are eclipsing to the two great nominees of the award in recent years: Cristiano Ronaldo Y Lionel messi. The deed of Lewandowski and of Haaland It is not a small thing since we have to go back to the 2006-2007 campaign to find a player at the top that is neither the Portuguese nor the Argentine crack. It was Kaka when he reached the figure of 10 goals with Milan of Ancelotti. Since then, the name of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi It has always been written when reference has been made to the maximum gunner of the Champions League. There have only been a soccer player who has dared to challenge to both players and It was the Brazilian Neymar, who drew 10 goals with both players in the 2014-2015 season. Top scorers2018-2019: Messi (Barcelona): 12 goals2017-2018: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 15 goals2016-2017: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 12 goals2015-2016: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 16 goals2014-2015: Cristiano / Messi / Neymar: 10 goals2013-2014: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 17 goals2012-2013: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 12 goals2011-2012: Messi (Barcelona): 14 goals2010-2011: Messi (Barcelona): 12 goals2009-2010: Messi (Barcelona): 8 goals2008-2009: Messi (Barcelona): 9 goals2007-2008: Cristiano (United): 8 goals2006-2007: Kaka (Milan): 10 goalslast_img read more

first_imgDiego Pablo Simeone turns 50 today. The Atlético coach will experience it in a special and very different way from his previous birthdays, confined at home waiting for the back to training. Simeone comes to this moment so significant for him become a legend of a Athletic that has returned to give to speak in European football after his triumph in Liverpool. Cholo is for many the most important technician of the red and white entity, the one that changed the history of Athletic, turned back into a big one. With seven titles is the coach who has won the most in the rojiblanco club. Two Europas League, two European Super Cups, one League, one Cup and one Spanish Super Cup are its seven titles. And he played two Champions League finals. Luis Aragones, with six, it is behind the Cholo. It is one of the three that has won the league tournament how player and as a coach (The others are Luis Aragonés and Marcel Domingo). SimeoneHowever, it also had an important career as a footballer. First was three seasons (campaigns 94-95, 95-96 and 96-97), in which he won the league and cup tournament hand in hand by Radomir Antic. That medullary line in which he formed was made up of Caminero, Vizcaíno, Pantic and Simeone. If Vizcaíno put the balance, Pantic the stopped ball and Caminero the quality, the Colo was a compendium of all of them. I know he went to Italy for return later to Vicente Calderón and play two more exercises de rojiblanco: seasons 2003-04 and 04-05. In total, he defended the shirt of the Atlético in 172 games and scored 30 goals. Already as a footballer he connected with the mattress stands. If your playing career was positive, as a coach has done history. He arrived in December 2011 and his first match disputed it before the Malaga on January 7, 2012. Atlético tied at zero, which was then considered a big success since the Madrid team had been eliminated shortly before the Cup against Albacete, a Segunda B. He failed to qualify for the Champions League, but he won the Europa League in an unforgettable final against Athletic in Bucharest.Since then so far (eight and a half seasons) is the corner piece on which they have been based all successes of a club that has come to be second in the UEFA ranking. The match by match, the Never stop believing are already historical slogans of a team that looks Barcelona and Real Madrid in the face. Winning the league title in 2013-14 was the subject of study in many places. Football Europe praised that red and white rebellion for jump the queue between the two greats of Spain, led by Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.In total has coached Atlético in 467 games with a incredible balance: 280 games won, 109 tied and 78 lost. His Atleti has scored 773 goals and has conceded 344. It is the second that has led the Madrid team the most in its entire history, behind Luis Aragonés (612). And 28 wins separate him from the ‘Sage of Hortaleza’. Simeone is called to become the coach with the most wins in Atlético’s history. He has two more years of contract. For now, and until the competition returns, he has a dream: to reach the Champions League final and conquer that title he lacks.. Until then, you can enjoy your 50 years as a family. Total, he was five years as a player and now leads nine way as a technician. Many years of his life linked to Atlético.last_img read more

first_imgI raised4 Seville3.85 VALUE OF THE FIRST SUBSIDIARIES * Valladolid4.55 Celtic4.63 Betis2.1 Actual society7.35 Majorca4.35 For the new world prepared by the coronavirus, in soccer it was quickly understood that an unprecedented crisis would come. Whereas the golf equipment had been assuming it and taking their first preventive measures, it was Javier Tebas, LaLiga president, the supervisor on April 23 to translate all fears into phrases. “Overlook about the signings, take into consideration the youth squads and on mortgage”, was his warning, at the similar time request, to the sports activities instructions. Athletic16.73 * Ordered primarily based on present rating** Doesn’t seem in TransfermarktThe hole with the remainder of the Santander League golf equipment could be very massive. The third squad in the desk, Atlético B, prices virtually 50% much less (16.73) than the white and the azulgrana. The remainder, in reality, doesn’t even attain 8 million. Zubieta and Lezama, Nonetheless, they showcase their conventional coaching muscle. Eibar– ** Getafe4.3 Villarreal4.93center_img Valencia4.75 Madrid, which isn’t dangerous for the second, with greater than a dozen loans ending in June and should handle (Achraf and Odegaard have to resolve if they need to keep), shouldn’t be dangerous both of the first. Castilla is the second most valued subsidiary of Primera, in accordance to value determinations from the specialised portal Transfermarkt. Raúl’s staff, with 30.45 million, look intently at Barcelona B (34.03), as seen in the desk under. Is Reinier the most costly participant of all, now at 22.5 million. Follows Riqui Puig, with intermittent appearances with the aged, with 9 million. Spanish4.5 Osasuna2.9 EQUIPMENTVALUE Actual Madrid30.45 Athletic6.95 Barcelona€ 34.03M Leganes0.8 Pomegranate4 Alaves3.05 That of Madrid is, in consideration of many, the finest quarry in Europe, a fishing floor during which not solely the entity itself fishes, however many groups from the continent. At the moment, 83 footballers with a previous in Valdebebas earn a dwelling in a European first division. Placing the concentrate on Spain, there are 42, 8% of all the First. All of it provides up to the crisis …last_img read more

first_imgJamaica Scorpions’ top-order batsman, Andre McCarthy, has listed application as one of the primary reasons behind his maiden one-day century in the WICB/NAGICO Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. Entering the fray with Jamaica in a delicate position of 61 for three against ICC Americas – after electing to bat – the 28-year-old McCarthy went on hit 118. His knock, which was the cornerstone of Jamaica’s 260 for eight, included four sixes and 11 fours. ICC Americas, a guest team in the three-week tournament, were then bowled out for 76. “I’ve always said I wanted a hundred and, thankfully, it came in the second game of the tournament,” said McCarthy. “It was a matter of application, adjusting to the team situation and playing within the team plan. “Jamaica was in a tight position as the Americas seamers were bowling well. I had to therefore try and fight out the seamers and, hopefully, when they came back capitalise, and that’s what I did,” he explained. The innings, which propelled McCarthy to the Player-of-the-Match award, was his second career hundred, after scoring 121 away to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the WICB First-Class Tournament late last year. That game was also played in Trinidad, and although describing the pitches in the twin-island republic as difficult to play on, he says he hopes to continue scoring runs. “The wickets in Trinidad are very difficult to score fast and bat on,” he quipped. “But I like to consider myself as a fighting batsman, and the hope is that I will continue to do well.” Jamaica Scorpions, second in Group C on five points after also scoring a bonus point against the Americas, will today play third-place Barbados Pride (four points) at Queen’s Park Oval in their third of six first-round fixtures. SEMIS Leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in the meantime, are two from two on 10 points and will play the Americas at Shaw Park. The group winners and runners-up will progress to the semi-finals. “They (Barbados) are a good team and always difficult to beat,” stated McCarthy. “However, we have a good team as well and just have to turn up with our ‘A’ game and work hard.” Jamaica Scorpions: John Campbell (captain), Sheldon Cottrell, Trevon Griffith, Nicholson Gordon, Jermaine Harrison, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Tamar Lambert, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Aldaine Thomas, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas. Barbados Pride: Kevin Stoute (captain), Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chasem Kyle Corbin, Miguel Cummins, Dane Currency, Justin Greaves, Ashley Nurse, Mario Rampersaud, Dwayne Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kenroy Williams.last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON:Scotiabank made a special presentation to Marva Bernard, former president of the Netball Jamaica (NJ), for her contribution to the development of the sport.”We have seen your dedication and hard work and wanted to personally express our appreciation to you for all that you have done for netball over the years,” said Jacqueline Sharp, president and CEO of Scotia Group, after making the presentation in her office at Scotiabank Centre on Tuesday.”Our netballers have risen to such great international prominence in recent years, and I think it is safe to say that a lot of this success has been attributable to your determination,” Sharp pointed out.Scotiabank has been supporting NJ since 2006 when Bernard first made an appeal to the company for assistance. Since then, the sponsorship has been focused primarily on the development of the Under-16 team and the establishment of a strong core of junior umpires.Her presents included a specially designed tombstone, which reads: ‘Presented to Marva Bernard, Past President Netball Jamaica, for passionate advocacy, dedicated administration, outstanding service and sterling contribution to the development and growth of netball in Jamaica’.Bernard expressed delight at the recognition.”To say I’m overwhelmed would be an understatement,” she said. “I have always felt like a part of the Scotiabank family. My job was made much easier because I have never felt uncomfortable to ask for help,” she continued.HER WORDS OF WISDOMShe also used the opportunity to share her own words of wisdom.”Success,” she said, “is really about relationship building. Persons need to remember that ethics and accountability are important, and sponsors need to know that you are using their money wisely,” she advised.She added: “If you don’t have supportive friends, the road can get lonely, but always remember it’s not what you get, it’s what you become that is important.”In this new phase of her life, Bernard says she is enjoying retirement.”There are days when I wake up and I want to do nothing,” she said.However, for the most part, she admits taking up swimming in the mornings, training for a 5K and assisting her church with a number of projects. She also remains open to organisations that may want to lean on her expertise.last_img read more

first_imgBEIJING, China:Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment says he is happy to have won silver in the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics but couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed with the execution of the race.Parchment, the bronze medal winner from the Olympic Games in London, topped the clock at 13.03 seconds – his best time of the season, to finish second to Russian Sergey Shubenkov, who crossed the line in a national record 12.98 with world record holder Aries Merritt taking the bronze in 13.04.It has been an up and down season for the powerful Jamaican, but like he did in London in 2012 and even more recently at the National Senior Championships, where he ran 13.08 and booked his spot to Beijing, despite a less than ideal lead-up to the championships, Parchment knows how to produce his best when he needs to.”I’m very happy for this medal. I feel I could have done more, but I’m satisfied,” said Parchment.Happy with performance”I’m very happy. I can just imagine how my mom, my coach and the people back home are feeling right now. I think they are happier than I am because I was a little disappointed with the start, but, overall, it was a good performance,” Parchment added.”I was looking forward to a stronger start. I didn’t get it as well as I wanted to, but I held my composure nonetheless because I knew that if I tried to do too much then I would mess up and that is not good for a race. So, I just kept my focus and ran through the line,” he shared.”I think I keep a level head. I try not to stress or worry too much or fret about the race. I aim for the highest every single time I go out there so I’m aiming to get on top of the medal podium,” said Parchment, who is hoping that his performance and those from others competing in less popular events in Jamaica will, spark greater interest in these non-traditional events.Parchment became the first Jamaican to win a medal at the World Championships in the 110m hurdles.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the success of Monday night football over the past two seasons, Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) Chairman Edward Seaga announced at yesterday’s launch of this season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) that they intend to add televised Saturday and Sunday games as a new feature this season. According to the outgoing PLCA chairman, the deal is still being finalised, but he is optimistic that the new venture will promote and expand top-flight local football. “The PLCA has taken the decision to expand the playing days for the fixtures to include (televised) Saturday games and Sunday games. “Saturday is a sporting day, so it fits in nicely, and it gives the sponsors better results and improve their sponsorship, and we feel this is necessary, both at the TV level and at the attendance level,” Seaga told The Gleaner at Monday’s launch at the JFF secretariat in New Kingston. “It is left now only to tie up the action of the raters of the film side and sponsorship side … and I can safely say that this year we will have Saturday and Sunday games,” he continued. “Red Stripe continues making Monday night a primary night for football. But all of us miss Sunday (televised) games because it is the right time to be able to relax and watch a game,” he added. Head of marketing at Red Stripe, Blandine Jean Paul-Reid, hailed the Premier League’s potential and declared that they are taking steps to increase their marketability. She noted how they partnered with ESPN to televise the playoff games live last season, and said they are even more committed to making the product bigger, better and more internationally accepted. “We are going to double down and create more exposure for our football. We want to take the Premier League to the next level and put it on the map beyond the borders of Jamaica. So we are looking at how we can move the League not only in the island, but how to bring it to the diaspora,” she said. Paul-Reid also believes that having four different match days gives her company more opportunities to interact with clubs and fans and to promote the league. “This year, we are going to have a lot more activities around the games. There are games on Saturdays and games on Wednesdays, and that is going to give us an opportunity to make the Red Stripe name really big in Jamaica. “All the sports bars are going to enjoy the games, and we are going to be there every single night. So, for us, it’s a great thing because we are going to have football on four days,” she beamed. Meanwhile, one of last season’s main sponsors, China Harbour Engineering Company, has pulled out, giving way to Carib Cement Company Limited, which has joined the sponsorship group. The league kicks off this Sunday with a full slate of matches. Champions Arnett Gardens will open against newcomers UWI at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex at 6 p.m., Harbour View entertain Boys’ Town in a 6:30 p.m. start at Harbour View, Montego Bay will start their campaign against returning former winners Portmore United at Wespow Park at 4 p.m., Reno face Humble Lion at Frome at 3:30 p.m., Tivoli Gardens take on Cavalier at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex also at 3:30 p.m., and Rivoli United oppose Waterhouse at Spanish Town Prison Oval at 4 p.m. MARKETABILITYlast_img read more