Photo: Photosport All Black and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles. Coles who has been out with concussion since March is not playing for the Hurricanes Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs on Friday.Plumtree said Coles on-going concussion symptoms are bad news for the All Blacks.”There’s still no change with Coles it’s still a week to week thing, but you won’t be seeing him on the field this weekend.”It’s hard to say if he will be ready for the All Blacks because the whole concussion thing is grey if you like, he hasn’t been able to train hard enough at this stage but like i said hard to say,” Plumtree said.The All Blacks first test against the Lions is on June 24th.
Played in front of a pack PNG Power Dome, PNG surged to the lead at the second quarter after trailing the Samoans at the first quarter break 13-19.At half time, PNG have put their nose in front 30-28.The entertaining netball match has two more quarters to play.
Barra’s utility said this during the launch of the Pure Water and Cricket PNG players water bottle launch in Port Moresby at the Pure Water head office at Six-Mile in Port Moresby.“Been with the boys for almost three years now and have played against Kenyans twice, one was in Dubai and other was in Ireland respectively. We have won both matches and we are pretty confident in going into this weekend’s match,” Vanua said.Adding that with the few new players and young guns taking the field this weekend, they have done well over the past weeks of trials and training to be named in the team and as cricket may have it the game will determine their performance.Norman also stressed that as a fast bowler; Barras have played a couple of One Day International (ODI) matches and have an inbuilt strength in the fielding department through spin-bowls.“You never know, when a batsman will have his good day or bad day on the pitch so it all depends when we are out there on the field,” Norman added.The Kenyans will arrive tomorrow before the match kickoff on Saturday at the Amini Park in Port Moresby.
After being inactive virtually eight years after having additionally stopped between 2007 and 2009, and being 3 times a mom (has one woman and two boys)Clijsters has determined to return to the competitors and has ready to attempt to be aggressive once more. “What do I actually need from life? For the previous seven years, I’ve been a full-time mom. And I find it irresistible. Actually. However I additionally cherished being an expert tennis participant and, actually … I miss that feeling. So … what if I attempt to do each? May I be a loving mom with my three youngsters and the absolute best tennis participant? Let’s do it. Let’s return another time. See you in 2020, ”he stated final September 12 in the video asserting his return. “I’ll settle for an invite to play the 2020 Dubai match. Since I introduced my return, there have been just a few bumps, however I’m trying ahead to getting again on monitor and seeing what this new chapter brings,” the tennis participant wrote on her profile. Instagram just a few days in the past.Muguruza and Clijsters will face one another for the first time this Monday not earlier than 4pm. The Blizen participant got here to play veteran reveals in Grand Slams and labored as a tennis commentator on a number of tv networks, together with Eurosport. Now, with out rating, he’ll choose up a racket on the WTA circuit once more. The winner will most likely see them in second with the Ukrainian Yastremska.Carla Suárez, in the third spherical of the earlierCarla Suarez will play on Monday the go to the ultimate image of Dubai towards the Romanian Sorana Cirstea (about 09:00) after successful this Sunday to the Kazakh Danilina 6-Three and 6-1. On Saturday, the Canary had superior at the expense of the Dutch Schoofs (6-1 and 6-4). Cirstea eradicated the prime primary of the qualy, the German Goerges, and had beforehand appealed to the Italian Giorgi in a really high-ranking standings. The resignation of Kiki Bertens in the Dubai Premier WTA match led to modifications in the predominant draw that have an effect on Garbiñe Muguruza. The Spanish went on to occupy the top-of-the-line line of the Dutchwoman, who received Rybakina in St. Petersburg on Sunday, and as a substitute of debuting towards world quantity 4, Elina Svitolina, simply as the draw had, will achieve this this Monday towards a tennis legend that returns to the courts, Kim Clijsters. Muguruza, invited by the group, will face the 36-year-old Belgian, former world primary and winner of 4 Grand Slams (US Open 2005, 2009 and 2010 and Australia 2011), which is able to play its first official match since August 29, 2012, with defeat in two playoffs towards British Laura Robson.
German football is more than Bayern. Although the Bavarians capitalize on most of the Bundesliga trophies for decades, Teuton football has proved fit these weeks when it has had to face each other against its rivals in the old continent.Bayern began the season with problems on the bench but Flick has regained the form by singing to several veterans such as Müller or Boateng to feed Lewandowski, who faces the best year of his professional career at the scorer level. This week he hit the European board by beating Chelsea 0-3 at Stamford Bridge and leaving the pass to the quarterfinals almost sentenced.Last week, there was a double for German teams. RB Leizpig advanced the Bavarians in London by imposing 0-1 on Tottenham at home thanks to a goal by Timo Werner in the 58th minute. Nagelsmann’s are quite rejected by rival fans for their connection with Red Bull but His football, serious, energetic and with results, imposes respect. Borussia Dortmund had, by far, the most complicated commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. The leaders of France visited Westphalia and became without a prize with a defense that failed to control Erling Haaland. A goal from Neymar to Mbappé pass in 75 gives Parisians options against the yellows.The Europa League has also given joy to the German teams with the pass to the next round of Wolfsburg, which appealed to Malmö and Bayer Leverkusen, which left Porto behind. If you calculate the balance by country of the eighth round of the Champions League and the round of 16 of the Europa League, Germany is the one that has won the most teams in the absence of the Salzburg-Eintracht in Frankfurt, delayed by storm. Neither English nor Italian football nor Spanish surpasses the German, which already frightens the continent in the most important stretch of the season.
The finding of that contribution is that, In the five LaLiga matches in which RdT has participated, it has been in four that he has most haggled. It did not happen that way in his debut, against Villarreal, where he only surpassed in this luck a rival (by the four of Marc Roca or the two of Oscar Melendo, for example), but he already compensated in the following commitment, in front of Athletic Club, with up to six, and continued leading the section against Granada (four), Mallorca (two) and, of course, on his return after injury to Atlético. Last Sunday, the Madrid attacker provided eight dribbles, of which seven did occur in the first half, and tried two others that were unsuccessful; so much, that the area where they happen can cost the team a dislike. Average RdT 4.2 dribbles per game of the 7.5 that Espanyol does. That is, he does more than half. It is obvious that he is giving Espanyol a new air. With their goals, four and a half, but also with their way of other times to escape their adversaries.Dribbles since RdT arrived at Espanyol Footballer Dribbling 1 Raúl de Tomás 21 2 Jonathan Calleri 6 3 Adrián Embarba 5 – Marc Roca 5 5 Javi López 4 6 Sergi Darder 3 7 Oscar Melendo 2 8 Adrià Pedrosa 1 – Dídac Vilà 1 – Naldo Gomes 1 – Ander Iturraspe 1 – Wu Lei 1 – David López 1 To get an idea of the dimension of their dribbles, 21 in total with Espanyol in LaLiga, in that series of five days the second he did the most was Jonathan Calleri, with less than a third: six. They are followed by Adrián Embarba and Marc Roca with five each. Javi López has four, Sergi Darder is with three, Oscar Melendo adds two and the rest, one or none.DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Dribbles by Raúl de Tomás at Espanyol-Atlético de Madrid.DAILY AS He slips away from Saúl Ñíguez, also escapes Felipe Augusto and, to round it off, escapes from Koke Resurrección with an aesthetic pipe that lifts the “oh!” from the stands of Cornellà-El Prat. Like that other scene in which he leaves again from Saul and immediately after Renan Lodi, before forcing the lack of Thomas Partey, who sees a yellow. Raúl de Tomás’ images against Atlético de Madrid, last Sunday, have become viral. The Espanyol striker, not in vain, he has recovered the dribble’s inspiration for the cause. One more resource for the team.
In this way, the club and the coaching staff will assess, based on the information, how to proceed. For Monday there will be a action plan of which it is already known that Players will not give interviews or stop to take photos or sign autographs. Commercial events and press conferences are also suspended. The club also values that footballers play coronavirus test to prevent. “You have to respect what you decide. The important thing is the health of the fans, the players, everyone … “, commented Koke. It is now about not losing shape. The women’s first team will have an information session this Friday after returning most of its players from international commitments and will also return to training on Monday 16. On Tuesday the entity that was left announced the activity of the Academy and the schools of the Foundation suspended as a preventive measure. Equally, club offices close so that workers do not have to go to the stadium. Y the Wanda Metropolitano Tour has also been closed. Atlético, after the rush, has changed the chip, but away from football … The triumph at Anfield has given way to a period of uncertainty at Atlético. The team is in quarters, but he doesn’t know when he will play them, nor when will it compete again. And there are no forecasts, so the club is managed in an absolutely unexpected and unusual situation. And now that?When the match on Sunday in Bilbao was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, the first team He has been given rest for the rest of the week. Training will resume on Monday, behind closed doors for the media and fans. On the other hand, Players have been urged not to leave home except as necessary; in no case of the Community of Madrid.
Bienve Marañón, a native of El Puerto de Santa María, arrived in the Philippines in 2015 endorsed by Carlie de Murga, with whom he met in Spain while playing at Socuéllamos. The defender, who at the time belonged to Ceres Negros – now plays in Thailand – offered him to join a team in which he has played since then and with whom he has become the highest historical scorer of the AFC Cup, second competition of the most important clubs in all of Asia: “It is my favorite competition, but I never imagined being so successful,” Bienve acknowledged on the competition’s official website.Marañón would thus enlarge the list of Spanish footballers who, for one reason or another, have managed to represent the absolute national team of the Philippines in recent years. A path marked by Ángel Guirado in 2013 which was later followed by his brother, Juani Guirado, or the aforementioned Carlie de Murga, Javier Patiño or Álvaro Silva, who were part of the ‘Azkals’ call for the 2019 Asian Cup. Other Spaniards such as Diego Bardanca, José Ángel Carrillo or Kike Linares are, like Marañón, in the process of naturalization. The Philippine national team is preparing to add one more Spaniard to its list of eligible footballers. As reported by various Asian media, the senator Miguel Zubiri presented a bill for the naturalization of the 33-year-old Andalusian forward Welcome Cashew, who plays since 2015 in Ceres Negros and in the coming weeks will also be eligible for Scott Cooper, coach of the ‘Azkals’.“Marañón dreams of raising a family in the Philippines and representing the country’s national team. His goal is to compete in international tournaments and make us be recognized as one of the best teams in Asia,” admitted Zubiri in the ‘Manila Bulletin’. The Andalusian striker did not hide his desire to play with the ‘Azkals’ either: “I would love to. I feel better than ever and I want to help Filipino soccer because it has also helped me improve my life“
What differences do you see between Korean and Spanish culture?It is super different. The biggest difference I see is how they are compared to life. With this situation, the coronavirus, how people here act with how people in Spain act has nothing to do. Here they are so civilized and they respect so much the others … One of the things that shocked me the most when I arrived was that in the garage there were parcels of shipments in the common garage of the building, that if you turn around it is two kilometers, it is huge. A friend from the agency came and asked him what they were doing there and he told me that, of course, so that the postal people don’t waste time, they leave all the packages there and each one when he goes for the car takes his own. I saw a package like a television for about fifteen days in a row and thought ‘this in Spain does not last even fifteen minutes’. Well, there are many more examples. It shows in many details of life. It is a waste of time for them that the delivery man goes all over the building giving the packages. For them they are all a great family and if they trip, they are hindering their country where they work and live. It is very different from Spain.How are you living the coronavirus alarm from so far away? Are you very concerned about the family? It’s been two months since his arrival, how is he in South Korea?Very good and very happy. Just upon arrival, not a week had passed, and we were quarantined. My city was not the most affected, I live near Seoul, fifteen kilometers or so. The cities where there was more infection, possible risk of more infections, were closed and closed for entry and exit. I have quarantined about four days, because an infected person appeared in my neighborhood, but they took him to Seoul and in the following days there were no more infections. I have lived a normal life except for those four days. I am adjusting so much that every day is an adventure.How is your physical work there?Even in quarantine, the physical trainer came to look for us to the companions who are here in the locked apartments and took us individually to do more physical and individual technique training. I have not stopped at the soccer level. We are doing a pretty tough preseason with double sessions. Right now I am dead, because this is a preseason but I have not rested practically nothing, a week or so.How did you come up with the option of going to play in Korea and what convinced you to accept?It was actually a decision I rejected at first. They did it to me at Christmas and then I felt that maybe we could save ourselves, it could be a more participatory season to save Espanyol, as in previous seasons, and if I left I would feel guilty. Seeing how events were happening, that I did not have much weight at the game level and the situation … one day the offer came and on impulse I decided yes.Did you know anything about Korean football before going?When they made the first offer, I did look at something, but I immediately said no. And in the second proposal it was an impulse, they made it to me, I had just been without calling and I said yes. Two days later they told me that they were processing the visa, I had to take the plane and pack my four-year-old bags in Barcelona. It was very fast, I didn’t have time to think about it.How did your parents react when you said, ‘Mommy, Daddy, I’m going to Korea to play’?The truth that my parents told me not to doubt it from the beginning. They do not feel attached to a club and do not understand that feeling of why so much Espanyol. They were the first who encouraged me to live the experience and take advantage of the opportunity that the team I am playing is the best in South Korea.Becoming a winning team …Right, I don’t know if I will be able to get used to winning so many games in a row, I will have to make an adaptation (laughs).Eli del Estal poses with the Hyundai Steel Red Angels jersey. I am worried because every day is bad news, it is alarming. In the news that there are colleagues who ask me if we are subnormal in Spain because they think we are like in the United Kingdom, they do not understand that we take measures, but very small. For them it’s like we don’t take any action. They do not understand how Madrid, which is where it happened in the first moment and was the main focus, was no longer closed having the examples of China, South Korea and Italy. From Italy they justify that they were the first in Europe, but from Spain they do not understand how we did not act correctly. Everyone is fine and since we are from the north and in Santander they are fine and calm. My sister Sara (a Racing player) and I have a very close relationship. She is a little desperate over there.What differences do you see in the way of handling the crisis between Korea and Spain?The biggest difference I see is that the government takes correct measures, the citizens do not complain because they trust the government, they have earned respect. The government in Spain makes bad decisions for a long time, no matter who governs, and citizens do not feel supported by those decisions and respect what they say. If I were in Spain, I might have done the same … Here they have another culture.When do you start the league there?Not known. They have given us an estimated date, because we go a little hand in hand with China and Japan. We were told that Japan would start in mid to late May, but it depends on the coronavirus. They are very respectful with the subject and until there are no weeks with zero cases you cannot start. We are in preseason, but there are teams in cities that are confined that have not started the preseason.What do you think about the moment that the First Iberdrola is going through? Should it be over?How unfair it would be for the players that now that everyone talks about health being the most important thing as we see the health of the players after being a month completely stopped, worse than in summer, to play two games so that one competition when we have been told that we do not generate economically. That they do not intend to play two or three games per week because they will all break.What differences do you notice between Korean and Spanish soccer?Brutal. I come from playing for Espanyol, a team that has spent four years in the bottom of the table. Same if I’m at Barcelona or Atlético is not that different. This club, the Hyundai Steel Red Angels, is like the Korean Barcelona, it has been winning the league in a row for seven years. They are all great. At a technical level it seems to me a big difference, but it is from my vision. The technical they train exclusively and that’s where I see more difference, in tactics I don’t see as much difference. Half of the team goes to the absolute team. I compare it with Barcleona, because it is a team with many international players, although the staff is 28 players. There is competition, we are four points for a single position.How many foreigners are there per team in South Korea?They have a limit of non-community because they understand it to raise the level of the selection, which for them is the most important thing. So, because otherwise they would not progress so quickly and so much, so there are only two foreigners in the team. Here is a Brazilian and me.How do you carry your adaptation to the locker room with so many local players?I get along very well with almost all of them. I have a translator who lives with us and is always there, even on weekends. I really like social life and I sign up for all the plans, I go out with all the players. Sometimes I even go without the translator and speak as I can because they do not understand much English, by signs and as I can, some word of Korean I already know, but it is difficult to learn, it is very difficult.Do you already know some customs there?Something. I love Asian food and I have gone to restaurants and the coach who is very social even invites us to eat. I am integrating as fast as I can.How are you doing with the new coach?He is the sports director too, he does scouting duties. He was a U-20 coach and internationally he knows many players. I don’t know if he signed me, but he integrated us very quickly.How many years did you sign with the team?I signed for a year but I have an assists and goals clause, because they count the same assists, so he signed two, but the club decides if it comes. In principle they want us to spend at least two years. It is very easy to be comfortable here.Do you think you have been right with your decision to go to South Korea?I have been totally right, I have been happy playing football again, it is coming a lot and also because of the situation in Spain, because everything is between parentheses there. It is as if life had stopped you, but I seem to have been here for a year of everything that has happened to me.
THE 42nd running of the Post to Post 1000 and 2000 Guineas – the season’s first classics over a mile – went according to the script at Caymanas Park yesterday.Victory went to the favourites NUCLEAR AFFAIR and FUTURE KING in the 1000 and 2000 Guineas races, respectively, both closing from well off the pace to win in contrasting fashion.In the 1000 Guineas for native bred three-year-old fillies, the Gary Subratie-trained NUCLEAR AFFAIR, with three-time champion Dane Nelson riding for popular owner Michros, circled the leaders GOLD MINER (35-1) and BIRD CATCHER (6-1), entering the straight and streaking away in a flash to win by resounding margin of 91/2 lengths in the good time of 1:39.2.The improving A THOUSAND STARS (18-1), with Robert Halledeen riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, stayed on well to pip Philip Feanny’s filly, SORRENTINO’S STAR (5-2), under leading all-time jockey Winston Griffiths by a neck for second in a field of 14.Unbeaten in three starts this season, NUCLEAR AFFAIR is now on course for the Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres on April 30 as, according to Subratie, ‘this should be a mere formality as she is leagues ahead of the other fillies at this stage”.TERRIFIC TURN OF FOOTContinuing, the second-generation trainer proclaimed: “In fact, she is so talented that she is as good as the top colts or even better, and given her terrific turn of foot, the classics is hers for the taking so long as she remains healthy.”Bred by Michael Bernard (Michros), NUCLEAR AFFAIR is a chestnut filly by Nuclear Wayne out of Commandra Affair. She has now won four races from seven starts.Later in the afternoon, the DaCosta-trained FUTURE KING, running as the 9-5 favourite in the 2000 Guineas for colts and geldings, stormed through on the inside from a furlong out, going by long-time leader CHACE THE GREAT (3-1) to win by 11/4 lengths from ORPHEUS (3-1), who closed strongly for second, with champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard.CHACE THE GREAT, the recent Prince Consort Stakes (Guineas Trial) winner, was another half a length away in third ahead of highly fancied BIGBADYKOOL (3-1), closing late for fourth.FUTURE KING, who beat NUCLEAR AFFAIR by a head over a mile when they last met in the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Stakes last Boxing Day, recovered from a setback (hoof injury) over three weeks ago to provide jockey Halledeen and DaCosta with their second 2000 Guineas winner, following ALI BABA last year.DaCosta said: “It was a race against time to prepare him for the race due to the setback, but his class saw him through and I expect great things from him in the months ahead.”Owned by Alfred Lee and Jeffrey Mordecai and bred by Y.S. (1955) Limited, FUTURE KING is a dark bay colt by Natural Selection out of Millenium Princess.This was his third win from seven starts, but his time of 1:39.4 was slower than that of NUCLEAR AFFAIR, sparking a debate as to who is better.