De Marcos: “I hope I can play the Cup, but the semifinal is left”

first_imgThe April 18th is marked on fire in the minds of lions in a cup final in La Cartuja, which must be resolved in Los Cármenes. In theory, Oscar de Marcos would be ready for the cause. He has one more month left to get dressed again and definitely shore his latosa left ankle injury that was caused to Getafe: “I don’t set deadlines, I don’t put pressure on myself. Two months go and in theory there are three. I wish it could be available, but there is much left for that, the semifinal … “, launches the laguardia lane, a positive and always optimistic guy who It was operated on December 20.A From Marcos what He exercises separately in Lezama and that underlines that It is “better, every day I see improvements. The ankle has given me a bit of war, “he slips. On the negative dynamics of the team in its absence, with ten games without winning, it is pronounced: “These times we have passed several times. It is not alarming, but we must change the dynamics before the game of Granada.” Comment that must “be closer together than ever, is an important time to get it through starting this Sunday against Villarreal. “ Add Marcos, always conciliatory, that the team perhaps “he has focused his mind a lot on the Cup”, but does not believe that the physical tone is the cause of the crash in the results. About Gaizka Garitano reports that it is “the first one who is judged for not doing so with 25 players”, who criticism has replaced the “many compliments” of yesteryear, but that notes the “good and quiet”, with very clear ideas. “last_img read more

Health comes first for big cracks too

first_imgAFP & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFP (AFP) The players of the Real Madrid Isco, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo They come out wearing masks on a billboard, raising awareness of the importance of maintaining hygiene and safety measures to protect against the coronavirus. Health must also come first for the great sports cracks.last_img

Key week to know the future of non-professional football

first_imgThe CSD note“a] The determination of whether or not non-professional regular leagues have been terminated should be resumed.b] In the event of resumption of the regular non-professional leagues, the determination of the time and format in which it is appropriate to carry out.c] In the case of non-resumption, or despite resumption and its conclusion not being possible, the determination of the qualifying order and, especially, the establishment of winners.d] In the case of not resuming, or despite resuming and not being possible the normal conclusion, the determination of the promotion and / or decrease regime for the following season.e] The determination of other questions that are related to the aspects pointed out in the previous sections, and in general on any other aspects that in the sports-competition field affect the regular leagues in the event of possible incidents or assumptions derived from the situation generated by the COVID-19 crisis ”.Round trip with the Second B ProThe circumstances and the deep economic crisis that is coming has led some clubs to demand a change, with the creation of the so-called Second B Pro. The bases of the new model speak of two groups of twenty teams, made up of the top ten of each one of those who now make up the Second B. Thus, the category would go one step further towards professionalization and would attract sponsors and television contracts.Another reason why the implementation of the new Second B is demanded now is that the fact that there are no decreases causes the upgrade to at least 98 teams. The signatory clubs explain that the competition would lose level and that not everyone could have the necessary budget injection to face the change from Third to the silver category. Although the possibility of remodeling has been valued for years, doing it now would mean a change of rules in the middle of the game. After weeks of uncertainty, different possibilities, various communications and meetings, It is expected that, in the coming days, the Royal Spanish Football Federation will officially pronounce on the resolution of non-professional football. At the moment, there is only the certainty that there will be no declines and yes promotions and it seems that the remodeling proposal signed by about 30 clubs in the category will be studied but for the 2021-22 season and not for the next.This very morning The Higher Sports Council has issued a resolution in which it gives freedom to the different federations to establish the format and terms of conclusion of all non-professional competitions. In other words, the RFEF already has the first approval and that it needed. Definitely, Second Division B and Third return method will be borne by the body chaired by Luis Rubiales.In this way, the Federation already has the power to issue the resolution, always in agreement and taking into account the vision of the Territories. However, throughout this week it is expected that there will be a meeting between Health and RFEF to establish a kind of protocol that allows setting the possibilities. Unlike professional football, modest clubs do not have the ability to mass test their footballers and, therefore, there would be no fully guaranteed security.This is why the RFEF already proposed weeks ago to end the regular season and play the Playoff to set the promotions. Today, the picture is somewhat different. There are many voices that advocate the direct promotion of the first classified of each of the groups. This would be the case if the safety of the protagonists on the lawn cannot be ensured. Even so, the idea of ​​playing qualifying rounds for the four places at LaLiga SmartBank is still in the foreground, with different perspectives: bringing everyone together in a neutral zone, fighting in each other’s stadiums …last_img read more

This will be the first day of Barça: speed and strength test

first_imgThe whole lot is prepared in the Ciutat Esportiva to welcome the first group footballers again to exercise and coaching after greater than fifty days of confinement. The first day, Friday from 9.30 am, will be a bit of completely different from the following ones that will come: a traditional session will not be held, however somewhatThe gamers will undergo a collection of checks and evaluations to know precisely the state during which they arrive.Final Wednesday, aside from the coronavirus PCR test, they underwent an electrocardiogram, a blood test and a measurement of the physique fats index. On this sense, all the footballers handed the test with a word, since there have been no vital cardio alterations or metabolism, as the fats improve was lower than 0.9% in all instances. Relating to blood evaluation, aside from controlling the danger of metabolic issues, the capacity to filter glycogen, key to cardio resistance, was verified.However they nonetheless have but to beat one other day of testing. On the first day of returning to the exercise, extra evaluations and controls await them to know precisely the bodily state they’re in. To start out an cardio and anaerobic metabolism test to check the capacity to recuperate efforts. These checks will be carried out with a steady race round the area and with a GPS vest that will measure the knowledge. Subsequently, a most speed test and sprints will be carried out. This is a vital test to examine whether or not schools have been misplaced in a single of the most essential mechanical actions in soccer, with particular emphasis on the hamstrings. And a 3rd that will be in the health club, with the strength test and research of the loss of muscle mass, as the important prevention of the danger of damage.From right here the exercises will be particular person, till part 2 is handed, with a stability between work in the health club and on the area. The development will go from much less to extra, till mainly every little thing in the area workouts is centralized. Clearly, the ball will be the protagonist from the first day, though with out the risk of taking part in with the different teammates, subsequently, very particular workouts will be carried out in particular circuits to proceed recovering the particular mechanisms of a footballer.There isn’t any doubt that context complicates preparers’ work in uncommon methods. The very fact of not with the ability to rely on greater than six gamers on the area or of not with the ability to work with greater than two soccer gamers in the gymnasium, will power these accountable to an additional effort with regards to measuring the exercise schedules and the controls of the workers .last_img read more

Mandeville Regional Hospital seeks improved benefits from High Mountain 10K

first_imgThe Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), the renal unit in particular, will again be the main beneficiary of proceeds from the 33rd staging of the High Mountain Coffee 10K Road Race, set for Frankfield, bordering Manchester and Clarendon, on January 31.The announcement for this year’s event was made during a press conference at the MRH yesterday.Hospital CEO Alwyn Miller noted that the renal clinic has benefited greatly from the road race proceeds over the last four years, with over $600,000 being contributed last year. This year’s target, he said, is at least $1 million. In addition, part proceeds will be used for kidney disease education.”Since its inception, the renal clinic has grown from 200 to over 521 patients, with over 150 diagnosed with renal disease and we are able to dialysis a third of that. So the funds are used to gather supplies or pieces of equipment, and part of our plans in the near future is to change out some of those machines to newer models,” he said.PREMIEREVENT”This (High Mountain 10K) is one of the premier sporting and community events across Jamaica and it has even captured the attention of international participants. The Ministry of Health and the Southern Regional Health Authority are most appreciative that the High Mountain Coffee road race promotes health and wellness,” Miller told the gathering.The day’s activities will include a 5K Walk, 5K Run, wheelchair race, which begins at 2 p.m., followed by the main event, the 10K race, which starts at 3:30 p.m.This year’s 5K team winners will be afforded a cash prize as a means of encouraging more participation from school teams. There will also be a recovery zone after the race where runners can get heart check-ups from the Red Cross and massage from G.C. Foster College students.The defending men’s champion, Andrew Broduer of Finland, will be back to defend his title, but last year’s female champion, Danielle Tauro, will be absent. However, another massive turnout is anticipated.Keenan Henry, regional marketing manager for sponsors Lucozade, says his first experience with the event last year showed how important the High Mountain 10K is to the community and traditional participants.”When you are out there on a regional level, you really don’t get an appreciation for these community-type events and how they really get involved. But we were very fortunate to be there last year to really see the impact that this type of event means to the community and it’s something that I have really developed an appreciation for … and we expect another well-organised event,” he said.last_img read more

Boys mine gold in 4x100m at Junior Pan Am

first_img Demar Gayle, who captured silver in the discus on the first day, pocketed a second medal, a bronze, in the shot put. His 18.56 metres took him to third spot. The girls’ sprint relay quartet of Kimone Hines, Joneille Smith, Ashley Williams and Sasha Lee Forbes stopped the clock at 44.31 seconds for second as the United States won gold in 43.79. The Bahamas were third in 45.96. Jamaica had increased its medal tally by two late Saturday night as both Marvin Williams and Obrien Wasome picked up bronze medals. Wasome took third in the triple jump final with a distance of 16.17 metres. Cuba picked gold and silver. Leslie Caesa won with 16.83m with his teammate Lazaro Martinez finishing second with 16.52m. Williams was also third in the 400m hurdles final in 50.44 seconds. World Youth champion, American Norman Grimes, won in 50.10 ahead of his teammate Kenny Salmon, 50.29. Jamaica mined gold in the boys’ sprint relay at the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, Canada last night. The quartet of Seanie Selvin, Shivnarine Smalling, Hujaye Cornwall and Xandre Blake clocked 40.15 seconds to give Jamaica its first gold medal of the meet on the final night. Jamaica took advantage of a mishap by the United States on the anchor leg. The Americans had a big lead, but their third-leg runner failed to pass the baton to his teammate. The Bahamas were second in 40.32, with Trinidad and Tobago taking bronze in 40.50. Jamaica’s girls picked up silver in the 4x100m while Ayesha Champaigne won bronze in the Heptathlon to bring the island’s medal tally to ten – one gold, two silver and seven bronze. Champaigne, in fourth position on Saturday’s first day of the two-day multi-event, improved to third after the shot put yesterday and maintained that to the end to finish with 5245 points. American Ashtin Samson captured the gold medal after tallying 5462 points with Fiorella Chiappe of Argentina taking second with 5313. two medals for gaylelast_img read more

Gayle’s new bat creates a buzz in Australia

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):The makers of a new bat being used by T20 superstar Chris Gayle say it does not give the flamboyant opener any special advantage and that the laws of the game have been adhered to.Indian manufacturers Spartan made the gold-coloured bat and flew it over to Australia in time for Gayle’s opening match in the Big Bash League yesterday.The Jamaica-born West Indian cricketer, who plays for Melbourne Renegades, has become the first man in world cricket to use a willow of that colour.”There is no metal in the gold colouring we are using in the bat. There are restrictions on what you can and can’t use in cricket bats,” declared Spartan boss Kunal Sharma.”And you can’t put metals into bat products because they can enhance stroke play. This bat is fine because we haven’t changed the make-up of it”.Gayle used the bat to launch a run chase in Renegades seven-wicket win over Brisbane Heat in the third match of the BBL on Saturday, smashing two fours and two massive sixes in an exciting innings of 23.”We have infused a gold colour in the timber wood of the bat and there is sheen of a gold spray over the bat,” Sharma said.”There is a light spray of a beautiful gold colour over the bat, it is something that cricket hasn’t seen before”.Meantime, former Australia commentator Ricky Ponting is suggesting the weight of the bat may work against Gayle in the current BBL.Gayle’s cameo was short-lived when he was dismissed for 23 after mistiming a pull shot from Mark Steketee’s bowling and was caught at deep square leg by Lendl Simmons.”It’s exceptionally heavy. It’s got to be over the three pounds,” Ponting told Channel 10.”If you get bouncers high enough, it’s got to be difficult to play cross-bat shots because the bat’s so heavy”.last_img read more

Thompson clocks fast 60m in Glasgow

first_imgJamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson clocked 7.14 seconds for third place in the women’s 60m heat at the Glasgow Indoors Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena a short while ago. Thompson, who finished second in the 200m at the World Championships in Beijing last August, crossed the line behind world 200m champion Dafne Schippers (Netherlands), who clocked 7.11 and Trinidadian Michelle – Lee Ahye (7.14). The result means that Thompson is now the fastest Jamaican over the distance so far this season. The final takes place at 9:32am Jamaica time.last_img

St James, Green Pond aiming for positive start

first_imgSaturday’s matchesSTETHS 10, Black River 1Cornwall College 4, Anchovy 0Holmwood 1, Alston 0Spalding High 1, Christiana 0Knox College 1, Clarendon College 5Port Antonio 2, Fair Prospect 1Vere Tech 1, Bustamante 0Kemps Hill 3, Tacius Golding 0Old Harbour 2, Central High 1Yallahs High 5, Seaforth 0Paul Bogle 3, Morant Bay 1Robert Lightbourne 2, St Thomas Tech 0 WESTERN BUREAU:A youthful St James High will bow into action this afternoon when they take on Maldon in one of two 2016 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone A football matches scheduled.Elsewhere, Irwin High will be looking to keep Green Pond at bay when the two meet in the other fixture. Both matches are set for a 3:30 p.m. start.It is expected that the Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore-coached St James High will leave Maldon with the maximum available points. Their pedigree speaks for itself, but with what is said to be their most inexperienced squad in several years, Maldon stand a chance to spring a surprise.Whitmore has shown that he knows how to get the best out of his players over the years, however, and is expected to have his team in top form for their opening salvo in this year’s competition.POSSIBLE UPSETGreen Pond, for their part, are threatening to upset the two more fancied teams (Cornwall College and St James High).They had a great preseason and even defeated Munro College in a warm-up match and are, according to sources, slowly building on each year’s achievement.A win against Irwin is not a foregone conclusion, but one that is expected of the Gregory Daley-coached team, ready to claim a place in topping Zone A and thus signalling they ought to be taken seriously.Meanwhile, on Saturday’s opening day of competition, Cornwall College, the 11-time winners and one of the preseason favourites to advance from the zone, got off to a winning start, slamming Anchovy High 4-0.In a less-than-spectacular display, Cornwall College never needed to move out of first gear against Anchovy, who were back in the competition after sitting out last year’s edition.Although it took the former champions some time to get going, the scoreline summed up the match, as they left the Montego Bay Sports Complex pleased with having taken all three points.Emanuel Campbell and the hard-kicking Jordane Fletcher were among the goalscorers, as Anchovy offered little resistance.Today’s gamesZone AMaldon High vs St James HighIrwin High vs Green Pond High(Home teams named first, matches start at 3:30 p.m.)Results fromlast_img read more

Schoolboy saviour! – Fletcher scores stunner on debut in MBU win

first_img Arnett Gardens 5 UWI FC 3 Reno 3 Boys’ Town 0 Jamalco 0 Portmore United 1 Montego Bay 2 Waterhouse 1 Tivoli Gardens 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0 Harbour View 1 Humble Lion 0 Yesterday’s results Western Bureau: Schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher took his goalscoring form into the Red Stripe Premier League, scoring on debut for champions Montego Bay United (MBU) in their 2-1 win over struggling Waterhouse FC yesterday at Wes Pow Park. Fletcher’s goal was a sublime effort as the striker, who took the field at half-time for the injured Dino Williams, connected on a sweet volley in the 68th minute from just inside the Waterhouse 18-yard box to score his first goal of what is an already promising start to his club career. It was the cap to a stirring rearguard effort from the home side, having to battle their way back after Deandre Brown had fired the visitors into a 40th- minute lead. Waterhouse held the advantage into the half-time break, but surrendered tamely in the second half, allowing a rare goal from MBU captain Dwayne Ambusley in the 61st minute for the equaliser, before Fletcher’s stunning volley sealed the victory for MBU, who now have 38 points after the Christmas break. Waterhouse lost all composure and went down to ten men after Nicholy Findlayson was issued a second yellow card in the 63rd minute. Fletcher, who won the 2016 daCosta Cup title with Cornwall College, told The Gleaner he knew he would score, having promised the coaching staff in training sessions that he would. “It is a great feeling to be in a team like this, with stars like Owayne Gordon, Allan Ottey, Dino Williams and Jermaine Woozecroft, and I knew that once I got some minutes I would have scored,” stated Fletcher. “I wanted to play really badly and when I was warming up, I could see myself scoring and I did just that. Words cannot express the feeling I have right now,” he added. Fletcher is one of five schoolboy footballers to sign for MBU at the start of the January transfer window. He said while he will not limit himself to a final goal tally, he just wants to enjoy playing among men while learning all that he can from the experienced players in the squad. “I think this team is very strong in attack with all the star players here and I am coming here to add my flavour and see what happens. So far, it’s an excellent start. I just want to continue scoring goals for this team,” said Fletcher. If his thirty goals for Cornwall College this year are anything to go by, then Fletcher could well be on his way in staking a claim of the best young player in the country. At Frome, a returning Craig Foster struck twice to lead Reno FC to a commanding 2-0 win over cellar-dwellers Boys’ Town FC at the Frome Sports Complex. Foster was on target in the 12th and 41st minutes, respectively. “This was a complete game from the players. Fletcher came in at halftime and scored on debut. It was a well written script,” said MBU’s assistant coach Dillon Thelwell. A disappointed Waterhouse coach Glendon Bailey said his team gave up after taking the lead, but vowed to take the club away from the relegation places.last_img read more