It’s the first time Rafa has been seen since he participated in an exhibition with Roger Federer earlier than greater than 50,000 folks in Cape City (South Africa) final day 8. After Acapulco, he’ll attend the 1,000 Masters of Indian Wells and Miami earlier than the clay season. Rafa Nadal is already making ready his assault on the Mexican Open. The Balearic has not competed since he fell in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in opposition to Dominic Thiem and Lately he trains at his Academy in Manacor with a view to an appointment he has gained twice (2005 and 2013) in 4 appearances.
These types of products are characterized by their high risk Y high volatility short term. CFDs usually incorporate leverage, which implies that the investor may incur higher losses to the amount disbursed. The CNMV, according to its investor protection mandate, notes that these products are not suitable for retail customers. The allusion is understood as a warning to the fan who is interested in what announces the shirt of his team. ESMA (European Markets and Securities Authority) has transmitted to Spain what do you expect adopt similar measures to those that have already been taken in each other’s countries Great football leagues.Companies like Google Y Facebook They already have prohibited or limited the advertisements related to the marketing of these products. Google has even banned ads from Binary options and cryptocurrencies. According to the CNMV, it would be justified to restrict the advertising, sponsorship or collaboration of these companies and will include the issue in the 2020 Activity Plan. As for the bookmakers, at the moment their advertising will not be prohibited, but always in a time slot. Under the spotlightEasy Forest: Investment services company. It operates with CFD, forex, stocks, indices and cryptocurrencies, and allows access to more than 200 markets.Libertex: Investment services company that operates in 27 countries. It operates in CFD, forex, cryptocurrencies, etc … It has 2.2 million clients worldwide.Plus500: Investment services company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is a provider of CFDs, stocks, forex, cryptocurrencies, options and indexes.Exness: Investment services company. It operates with CFD, forex, cryptocurrencies, etc … Authorized company in the United Kingdom and the Seychelles.Ever FX: Investment services company. It operates with CFD, forex, cryptocurrencies, etc … The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), according to a study to which it has had access AS, warns that several of the sponsors Y sponsors of First clubs announce complex financial products And do not rule out putting restrictions on your advertising. Currently there two teams who advertise on their shirts to these types of companies, whose advertising could be considered toxic: Athletic (Plus500) Y Betis (Easy Markets). Both are investment services. The CNMV has observed a considerable increase in sponsorships of football clubs and top-level players by service companies whose products are forex (currency market), CFD (financial contracts for differences), OB (binary options) or cryptocurrenciesAthletic Y Betis They have as partners sponsors companies that are dedicated to this type of financial business, same as Real Madrid (Exness), Valencia (Libertex), Seville (Ever FX) and Getafe (Libertex). Six are the Spanish clubs that are affected, while most European countries have opted for restrict or prohibit the commercialization, distribution or sale from CFD and OB to retail investors. Club sponsorship activity is not limited to including the name of the company in the kit. Mentions are also included in the websites of the teams or the participation of the players in advertising and marketing events. In addition, discounts are usually offered to members of the football clubs they sponsor.
CR7 and his teammates are still unaware when their next commitment will be played, because Italy is experiencing an emergency due to the outbreak of the coronavirus that caused the postponement of many matches both in Serie A and in the Italian Cup.Juventus was going to play on Wednesday the semifinal of the Italian Cup against Milan, after 1-1 of the first leg of San Siro, but the meeting was postponed until a date to be determined.In the same way, it is still unknown if this weekend the Serie A League will order to recover, behind closed doors, the duel postponed last week against Inter Milan or if it will confirm the celebration of the twenty-seventh day, in which Juventus would visit the BolognaItaly has registered, according to the latest official Civil Protection balance sheet, a total of 1,694 infections. Of these, 1,577 patients suffer from the virus, 34 have died and 83 people have been cured. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo returned Wednesday to train with Juventus of Turin in the sports center of the Continassa, after being absent on Tuesday’s session and travel to Funchal, in the Madeira archipelago, because of a health problem suffered by his mother, Dolores Aveiro.After spending the day in Funchal pending the conditions of his mother, who suffered a stroke and is currently stable, Cristiano returned to Turin and exercised under the orders of coach Maurizio Sarri, Juventus reported. “Thank you all for the messages of support to my mother. She is stable and recovering in the hospital. My family and I thank the medical team that is taking care of her and we kindly ask for privacy at this time,” Cristiano wrote Tuesday in his account from Twitter
The level of the Brazilian is not returning to be the one that dazzled in Liverpool, his price is falling and he is already at 70 million euros, less than half of the 145 that the Catalans paid to the whole of Merseyside. The probability that in June Barça will see a player with a plummeting value and that he will have to go to a sale to recover what he can seems high. Real Madrid affectedReal Madrid is having a difficult season (second in the League, complicated eighth of the Champions League, eliminated in the Cup) in which some players are changing their status or are not playing the role that was expected. Thus, in addition to Hazard, three more enter this top-10: Vinicius, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic.The Brazilian is struggling to earn minutes with Zinedine Zidane although in this final stretch he participated in two of the most important games of the season: against Barcelona and against Manchester City. The Brazilian came to be valued at 70 million and has dropped to 50. Before football slowed down due to the coronavirus, several of the players’ campaigns were proving difficult: Eden Hazard and Ousmane Dembélé missed many games due to injury also Marco Asensio, who continues with his recovery. Others were not finding their best level or counting for their current coach such as Vinicus, Gareth Bale, Jovic, Kepa …His performance influences the green and also in its market value, where several figures have seen how its price has fallen in recent months.Eden Hazard has been the one that has lost the most in terms of quantity: 50 million euros. The Belgian arrived in August in exchange for 100 million and was valued at 150 but, after several injuries that have prevented him from showing his best level continuously, his value has fallen to 33.3%, returning to the price I bought the real Madrid. An operation that goes from advantageous (buy below the market price) to the fair price. The second was Ousmane Dembélé, with a drop from 100 million euros to 70. The Frenchman has been damaged by various injuries to his thigh and a level of play that did not come close to what was expected in just 492 minutes in nine games. Gallic, who gave up the Euro Cup, will do well with this postponement to try to earn his place on Deschamps’ list of 23 for the summer of 2021.The one who closes this podium, Neymar, has only lost 11%, an expected fall due to his 28 years and a new year in France in which he has been affected by injuries, although this time he did play and win in the knockout stages of the Champions League.The Coutinho CaseCoutinho appears as one of the victims on that list and the worst, the Brazilian is going to stay in limbo. Loaned by Barcelona at Bayern, it is not clear to the Bavarians that he is a player worth exercising the purchase option. China deals, injuries, controversies and ostracism. Gareth Bale has lost 33.3% in value so far this season in which he knows he does not count for Zidane, who continues to have problems with injuries and whose performance on the field has also not been expected for a player of his level. The Welshman falls to 40 million, far from the more than 100 he cost in 2013.Luka Jovic is also on the sale list. The Serbian gunship that the Whites signed from Eintracht Frankfurt is not able to find the same network in Madrid. A difficult first year of adaptation and with only two goals they make him lose 20 million euros out of the 60, a price that Real Madrid set with his purchase. Now, Naples asks about his situation for the coming season. Miranda and Mandzukic, two crashesThe marches to Chinese football and the Qatari of two former Atlético de Madrid, Joao Miranda and Mario Mandzukic, have caused their market value to collapse more than 70%.Joao Miranda left Inter to sign for Jiangsu Suning with the letter of freedom and its value fell from 3.50 million this July to the current € 750,000, 78.6%. The Croatian also ended a contract with Juventus and decided to leave European football for the first time in his career to test in Qatar. Its value falls to 5 million when it was at 18, that is, 72.2% less.
—At the moment 25 years in the past that Actual Zaragoza conquered the Recopa. It’s a big day for you, proper?-Undoubtedly. It was a day that modified my life, not solely me, however all that group of gamers and training employees. It was an unimaginable second as a result of of how all the things occurred, particularly the final seconds of the match.“Inside the confinement restrictions, how are you going to have a good time it?”“He caught me right here in Zaragoza, alone at residence, so we’ll have a good time when that is over.” I think about that we are going to all get collectively to have a good time and bear in mind these moments and that point.—If it hadn’t been for the virus, the celebration might have been in La Romareda and with the promotion at stake.—The staff was nice as a result of of the way it was enjoying and the constructive dynamics it was in, so it seemed prefer it was very near promotion right now and to have the ability to have a good time each. Now the most essential factor is well being first and getting out of this example and secondly, earlier than celebrating the anniversary of the Recopa, reaching promotion. It’s what we want now, to return to take pleasure in the highest class, from which Zaragoza ought to by no means have left. This circumstance has come like this, which has caught us all with our ft modified, however I hope that after we get out of this we are able to have a good time each.—At the starting of the confinement, Teledeporte broadcast the Recopa closing and had an viewers of 357,000 spectators. Have been you shocked by that quantity?-Sure. It’s superb what that staff represented for a way properly we performed soccer and the way the sport ended. It was a particular finale for the motion itself, in the final second of additional time when everybody anticipated penalties, and it’s true that I was pleasantly shocked that so many individuals watched the match. That provides you to grasp the significance of that second, not just for Actual Zaragoza, however for all Spanish soccer.“Did you see it too?”—Sure, all of us noticed it in the Recopa. We’ve got a chat and we had been commenting play by play. We noticed it complete and the reality is that we had a good time. We messed with one another when one failed and it was an unimaginable factor to recall these moments with our colleagues once more. As well as, many individuals wrote to me that day and it was a pleasant factor to recollect, particularly chatting minute by minute with all my colleagues from the Recopa.—The best way of the Recopa started on April 20, 1994 with the conquest of the fourth Zaragoza Cup. The subsequent day, at the celebration in the Plaza del Pilar, Cedrún promised the Recopa. What did you assume at the time?“I thought he was loopy.” Have you ever seen the groups which can be in the Recopa? However that is Cedrún, it got here from his soul and in the finish all of us who thought he was buzzed needed to agree with him. He’s a unprecedented man, with an enormous coronary heart, and I don’t know if he received carried away by the euphoria. He mentioned no, that he knew what he was saying, and I can solely say that he was proper.—Gloria Bistrita, Tatran Presov, Feyenoord and Chelsea till reaching the closing towards Arsenal. What do you bear in mind of every tie and which do you assume was the most complex?—In entrance of Gloria Bistrita we performed our first sport in Europe, towards a decrease staff than ours, however it appeared that you just had been enjoying a pleasant, since the area was not in excellent situation and there have been only a few folks. And we misplaced. It was additionally very unusual to should play residence video games in Valencia in the first two heats. For sure the hardest rival was Feyenoord. We needed to win with solvency there, since we performed our greatest sport, and right here at residence it value us till Pardeza’s goal. After that goal we calmed down and had been superior. I additionally bear in mind the struggling at Stamford Bridge. We already knew what English soccer was at the moment, very bodily and onerous, and we knew the way to undergo regardless of having important losses, similar to that of Aguado and Poyet. With the Aragón goal we returned to relax once more and play our soccer. And already the closing, besides in the first half hour, because it was tough for us to enter the match, we had been a lot superior and I have at all times mentioned that we must always have solved the match a lot earlier as a consequence of the quantity of alternatives we had, however there was a goalkeeper in entrance of us . Every tie had its difficulties, however we at all times knew the way to pull it off.—How did you reside the days earlier than the closing?—It was an atypical week, with many journalists in all coaching classes, with many interviews, with many associates who name you… I additionally known as a buddy I had in England to learn how Arsenal was doing at the time. It was an uncommon week, however at the identical time thrilling and we confronted it with so much of want to play the closing, which for a lot of of us was the first at European stage. For me, in truth, the just one. It was unimaginable that week, particularly the pleasure of the individuals who stopped you on the road and inspired you.“Have been you in a position to sleep the night time earlier than?”—I’m one of those that falls KO at bedtime. I don’t normally watch the sport the night time earlier than, however the identical day. I slept peacefully, clearly eager to get up the subsequent day and begin residing the closing from breakfast with my colleagues. The night time earlier than was quiet, however on the day of the sport there are a lot of feelings that go by means of your thoughts. There are additionally family and friends who name you. It was an unimaginable expertise.“What apprehensive you most about Arsenal?”“His bodily energy.” We knew that they had been very aggressive and that they pushed so much and really properly. They had been the present champions, so we knew about their energy, however we had been very assured in our soccer. I bear in mind Victor’s message earlier than the begin of the extension: “Guys, we have now come this far in a method and we should not change. We are going to proceed to insist on the means we play and on what has introduced us right here. ” And that was what we did.’Of all the gamers, you had been the one who knew Arsenal finest from his years at Tottenham. Did you give any recommendation to your colleagues? Did you inform them that Seaman was enjoying fairly early?—He performed very early as a result of he had gradual centrals and that means he could possibly be conscious of the balls that had been behind the protection. I talked about it to Aragon and Poyet, in order that now and again they would increase their heads. I keep in mind that throughout the match Aragón tried, however we already know that that hitting may be very sophisticated. Along with profitable that closing for us, our households and the Zaragoza followers, they additionally known as me associates from London, followers of Tottenham, to inform me that we needed to beat the ‘gunners’ sure or sure. It was added strain.“What do you bear in mind about the complete setting?”—It was one thing particular, because it was not a sport to make use of. I bear in mind the bus trip from the lodge to the stadium, since the followers, who had made a horrible effort to go to Paris, had been there cheering. I additionally keep in mind that I was speaking to Ian Wright earlier than the sport and that after we had been out on the area, after we had been already ready in the altering room tunnel, the English tried to scare us by screaming. We had been very targeted on what we needed to do and we ignored them. And above all I bear in mind the environment that was on the Zaragoza aspect. When that scarf begins, it takes you on the run. They had been with us for the 120 minutes and ate Arsenal followers.That try at intimidation didn’t cease with simply screaming. What an entrance they made in the first minutes … Nayim, who’s in Zaragoza passing the confinement, heeds Ace’s name to relive that nice goal to Seaman in the Parc des Princes in Paris. On Could 10, 1995, the Aragonese staff raised the European Cup Winners’ Cup to the sky and lifted virtually all Spanish followers from their seats, and 25 years later that feat continues to reside in the reminiscence and coronary heart of all Zaragoza residents. “It was a tricky entrance.” Happily, he didn’t catch me together with his foot on the floor, however an entry was not going to take me out of the most essential sport of my profession. I keep in mind that the referee pressured me to go on a stretcher, however as quickly as I received to the aspect I actually jumped off the desk to go again to play. We knew they had been going to do this, however the staff had so much of character and expertise and that was no drawback for us. In the finish we took management of the sport and they ran fairly behind us.—The consequence of that good sport got here Esnáider’s goal, which was additionally an amazing goal.—It’s a loopy goal, an actual goal. Esnáider was crucial throughout the Recopa’s profession. He scored so much of targets and it was crucial for us to have a striker in that class. He was one of these gamers who, along with targets, transmitted many issues: he didn’t cease preventing towards the central defenders, he left his soul in each sport and to this should be added his expertise and soccer high quality. Any ball that got here to him in situations you knew was going to be harmful. It was key.—Throughout the closing there was a transparent penalty on Pardeza that incomprehensibly the referee didn’t whistle. Have you ever ever thought that with VAR maybe Nayim’s goal would by no means have existed?“For sure that it was whistled.” It was a really clear penalty and I was shocked that they didn’t whistle it. We had been superior throughout the sport. Higuera additionally had alternatives, García Sanjuán one other, Aguado’s header that crashed into the publish after a stoppage by Seaman … If the VAR had existed at the moment, absolutely my goal wouldn’t have existed. We are going to by no means know, since the events normally change relying on the consequence.—The reality is that all the things appeared destined so that you can rating that goal. An instance of that is the alternative of Geli by García Sanjuán, which brought about you to alter bands and be in the proper place at the proper time.—I keep in mind that Victor known as me and advised me to get in the proper sector and go away the left for Geli. The change occurred as a result of Geli was a specialist taking pictures penalties and would have been one of the pitchers. Name it future, name it luck, or name it something, however in the finish that call gave me the alternative to do this.“What was going by means of your thoughts in the final minutes of the extension?” Did you already take into consideration penalties?“Above all, we had been targeted on not giving them choices to succeed in our space and create hazard. And from there, make the soccer that we have now been doing repeatedly. You don’t take into consideration penalties throughout the sport, however about doing all your job properly and, above all, these two issues that I have mentioned. We had been enjoying very properly, we had been reaching the rival space and what we weren’t was superb for the goal. In these final minutes, the most essential factor is that they don’t mark you since you don’t have response time and attempt to rating for the identical motive and so it occurred with the goal, that Arsenal had no response time. It was to attain the goal and whistle the finish. Not even in the finest of our desires would the closing have ended like this.—We arrived at the second of the goal… Was it intuition? Did you see Seaman prematurely?“It’s instinctive.” I raised my head and noticed that each Esnáider and Pardeza could possibly be offside. In that very same gesture I noticed the goalkeeper ahead and I had the ball in good situation to hit him, since he was bouncing. You don’t know why you assume it, however it comes out and that’s what occurred in that motion. There have been a number of elements that made me resolve on the beating.—When the ball entered the goal, did you imagine it?—When I noticed the response of the public and Seaman inside the goal, I went loopy. I was searching for my father and my household in the stands, however in lower than two seconds the companions fell on me. It was an unimaginable feeling that scoring a goal in a European closing and that meant a title. However for me the most lovely factor was not the motion of the goal or the celebration at that second, however the day after, after we returned to Zaragoza. I have by no means skilled something prefer it and I don’t assume I will reside it once more. Properly, let’s see if we go up this 12 months and you’ll expertise one thing comparable.—They are saying that the celebration on the identical day of the sport was the least organized celebration in historical past…-That’s the way it went. I needed to go the anti-doping management, it took me a very long time to get to the lodge and when I arrived there was no one. I had not organized something, not even a dinner, so I went to greet my father after which I seemed for all times to go to dinner with my household as a result of I was terribly hungry after a lot effort. I couldn’t discover a taxi and by probability a bus handed that mentioned Actual Zaragoza and I stopped it. I requested them to please deliver me someplace the place I might have dinner and that was what saved me. And already at the place the place the bus took me, I met a number of colleagues.– Do you stay up for each time you bear in mind the goal?-Undoubtedly. I am very excited to see the smile of individuals who bear in mind what they had been doing at the time. They let you know anecdotes and thank me, when I solely did my job.—And also you keep in mind that goal solely in Zaragoza or in any metropolis you go to?“Wherever I go, they remind me.” I was just lately in Singapore enjoying a veterans match and other people, who got here from so much of locations, from the Maldives to India, stopped by to inform me they remembered the goal. Many individuals who like soccer keep in mind that second.—Do you think about it to be the finest goal seen in a closing?—I can’t say that as a result of there’s Zidane’s goal or Bale’s. There have been lovely targets, however the circumstances of my goal, in the final second of additional time and from midfield, have by no means occurred in a European closing. Folks keep in mind that goal as a result of of these circumstances. Even José Ángel de la Casa, who was the commentator, mentioned there have been ten seconds left for penalties. It was a spectacular second for everybody. Many individuals inform me that they thought, “The place is that this madman going?” I don’t know whether it is the most lovely, however it’s the most particular as a result of of the circumstances.– Proper now, along with Víctor Fernández, he has two of his teammates inside the present Zaragoza, since Loreto is the second coach and Belsué the delegate. What do they let you know about the staff?—The reality is that they are very excited. They undergo and really feel the staff very a lot. We discuss every single day by way of chat, particularly after video games to cheer them on and congratulate them. They’ve hit the key and have been profitable with the signings. Luis Suarez has given us life. That boy who doesn’t catch a chilly or get damage. The staff is aware of what it’s enjoying and the way to do it, it has so much of confidence and earlier than this break it was in unimaginable dynamics. They let you know that it’s a must to proceed and that it’s not executed, they know the way tough the Second Division is, however they are very, very excited.“What do you assume will occur to soccer?” And the way can all this break have an effect on the staff if the competitors lastly resumes?—In the first place I assume that it’s a must to play even behind closed doorways to complete the League. In the finish the situations are the identical for everybody. Maybe the solely drawback that we are able to have, subsequent to Cádiz, is that no area of Segunda anima and fills up like La Romareda. We at residence, with the followers supporting us, we’re a really tough staff to beat. That’s the small drawback, however in any other case we might be on an equal footing. Whoever manages that finest, may have the chance of ascending. There are 5 groups preventing for direct promotion, together with us, and we’re going to see how all that’s managed. It is going to be robust as a result of they will play fairly often, so the depth of the bench goes to be essential. Zaragoza, thank God, have high quality gamers and Victor can play with the minutes that every one has.—What message are you able to ship to Zaragocismo on such a big day as the 25th anniversary of the Recopa?—An important factor is that they have endurance and I ship them so much of encouragement. We are going to return to the streets quickly and after we return, if all the things goes regular and as till now, we are able to have a good time three issues: the 25th anniversary of the Recopa, the promotion to First and, most essential of all, the return to normality. Hopefully quickly they will discover a resolution to this drawback in order that we are able to proceed to make our lives and luxuriate in the little particulars. For me the most essential factor is well being.
LONDON (AP): Jockey Tony McCoy, former Manchester United striker Denis Law, two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, and five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan are among United Kingdom sporting figures honoured by Queen Elizabeth in her New Year list. McCoy, who retired this year after winning 20 straight British champion jockey titles and a record 4,358 races in a 23-year career, was knighted in recognition of his services to horse racing. He is only the second jockey to be made a Sir, after Gordon Richards in 1953. The 75-year-old Law, who played for United from 1962-73 and was part of the club’s so-called ‘Holy Trinity’ with George Best and Bobby Charlton, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to football and charity. Froome was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) after becoming the first Briton to win a second Tour de France in July. O’Sullivan also was awarded an OBE in recognition for his services to snooker, having won the world championship five times most recently in 2013 and become the sport’s box-office name. The success of the England women’s football team in finishing third at the World Cup in Canada this year was recognised as captain Steph Houghton and teammate Fara Williams were both made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). John Surtees, the only man to win world championships on two and four wheels, was made a CBE. The 81-year-old Surtees won seven world motorcycling championships before switching to four wheels and winning the 1964 Formula One title. Heather Rabbatts, a director at England’s Football Association who became the organisation’s first female board member in 2012, was awarded a damehood for services to football and equality. As a campaigner on behalf of women in sport, she recently spoke out in support of former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro in her dispute with the club. Former Manchester City striker and chairman Francis Lee received a CBE, while ex-England rugby winger Mark Cueto and IBF super-bantamweight boxing champion Carl Frampton were awarded MBEs.
WESTERN BUREAU: Eight records tumbled as St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) returned as double champions at Saturday’s County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships – part of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship – at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, but the undoubted star of the show was the champions’ super athlete, Junelle Bromfield. Bromfield used her scintillating form to send a message to all-comers at March’s Girls Champs and the remainder of the Digicel Grand Prix Championship by blitzing two records. The STETHS athlete shattered the old mark of 54.49 to easily win the girls’ Class One 400m in a time of 52.43. Kimisha Chambers of STETHS and Segale Brown of Petersfield High took silver and bronze, respectively. Bromfield returned later to obliterate the Class One 800m field in 2:07.37, destroying the old meet record of 3:13.53. Shaniq Summerville of The Manning’s School was second and Shaneice Buchanan of Rusea’s High placed third. It marks a triple gold run at these championships for Bromfield, who had already secured the 1,500m title at last Tuesday’s girls’ eliminations at Rusea’s High School. “The feeling is great, but I think I may have disappointed my coach a little because he wanted me to take it a little easier on the first lap. But I pushed myself harder without anyone giving a serious challenge,” Bromfield said. “I was never challenged by the other athletes today. I thought it was an easy victory, and to get not one, but two records in one day, is fantastic,” the usually shy athlete told The Gleaner. NEW FRONTIERS With Western Champs out of the way and having no clear challenge in either the 400m, 800m or the 1,500m, Broomfield is setting her sights on conquering new frontiers. “ISSA Girls Champs is my aim right now; I plan on getting three gold medals there, also in the 800m, where I am gunning for a fourth straight win in that event. Also, I hope to win gold in the 400m flat, as well as the 400m hurdles,” declared Bromfield. Bromfield wasn’t alone in the books as multiple record holder, as Cornwall College’s triple jumper Alrick Ottey twice extended the top mark. His first mark came after leaping 15.56 metres to win the boys’ Class One title, eclipsing the previous meet record of 15.37m held by Odaine Lewis. Ottey later extended the record, this time jumping 15.69m. There were other impressive performances, including STETHS’s Winsome Harris’ record run to win the girls’ Class Three 80m hurdles. Harris clocked 11.64 seconds for gold, beating the old mark of 12.07. Nigel Ellis, another star from the STETHS factory, commanded attention as he made light work of the field in landing the boys’ Class One 100m with a new record. Ellis clocked 10.20 seconds, erasing the old standard of 10.32 seconds. Mathew Brown of Cornwall College and Marquis Jones of STETHS grabbed silver and bronze, respectively. Vanessia Pusey won the girls’ Class One equivalent in 11.28. Aberdeen High School, based in St Elizabeth, broke new ground by winning their first ever medal at Western Champs through 12- year-old Jadau Burke, who won the boys’ Open 3000m. Petersfield High’s Antonio Watson ran into the record books, posting 50.82 to win the boys’ Class Three 400m. His time bettered the old record of 50.87. Munro College’s Devante Heywood was equally impressive in the boys’ Class Four 400m, setting a new record of 52.81 seconds. The Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship events include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x400m, long jump, high jump and discus.
BEIJING, China:Gold medal hopeful Elaine Thompson says she is excited and focused on doing well at what is her first appearance at the World Championships, noting ahead of the 200m final that she is growing in confidence after each round.Thompson added that she has made a special effort not to let the occasion get to her, and though she has impressed in her two races to date, the sprinter isn’t ready to count her eggs before they hatch as she prepares for the biggest race of her young career and focuses on properly executing her races.”I am excited! It’s, of course, my first World Championships individual 200m appearance. It’s been a good experience, and all I’ve been doing is following my coach’s instructions to advance to the final,” she said.Thompson was again impressive in her semi-final win, shutting off the engine with 50 or so metres to go, stopping the clock at 22.13 seconds making her the second-fastest qualifier going into today’s final. She got the better of American Candyce McGrone, 22.26, and Bulgaria’s Ivet Lalova-Collio, 22.32.”It was okay, a comfortable run. I didn’t want to blow out so fast, just wanted to get to the final,” said Thompson, who seems primed to dip below the 22-second barrier when she gets going in the final.”I’m excited, but let the day speak for itself. It would mean a lot to me to get on the podium, I have been watching these guys since I was small, so it would mean a whole lot,” said Thompson. “It’s a big day, so let’s see what happens.”Two other Jamaicans contesting the final are Veronica Campbell-Brown and Sherone Simpson.The women’s 200m final takes place at 8 a.m. today.- A.L.
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has bristled at the suggestion by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron that his board was too busy to have an urgent meeting with CARICOM leaders to discuss the recommendations of the Governance Review Panel report.Speaking on the opening day of the OECS Summit here, Mitchell reiterated that CARICOM heads were serious about ensuring there were fundamental changes in West Indies cricket and urged Cameron to focus on the interests of Caribbean people and not those of himself and his board members.”We (CARICOM heads) said we’re prepared, in the interest of our people, to meet immediately to look at how we’re going forward,” said Mitchell, who is also chairman of CARICOM’s Cricket Governance Committee.”I can’t believe this … I saw a (news) report the president of the West Indies Cricket Board say his people are very busy – they are professional people with a lot of responsibilities – so the heads are not professional people. So we can meet, we can give up everything else.”All I ask the president (is to) accept the responsibility and think less of yourself and your board members and more of the people of the entire Caribbean.”Earlier this month, Mitchell had asked Cameron for an “urgent meeting” to discuss the Governance Review Panel report, which, among other things, recommended the “immediate dissolution” of the WICB.However, Cameron suggested at the time, and reiterated last weekend, that there was unlikely to be any talks with CARICOM before the already scheduled December 12 directors’ meeting in St Lucia.Delivering the feature address at Cayman Cricket’s Annual Awards Dinner in George Town last Saturday, Cameron said the board comprised a “number of professionals” and therefore simply calling a meeting was “not that easy”.Mitchell said he found it hard to accept the WICB’s reluctance to meet urgently with CARICOM heads, especially since it was the board who had agreed to the establishment of the panel and had helped to recommend its members.”Let me state the facts. Our leaders recognised that they had a responsibility to the people not to just a particular issue, but to the people, so what affects the people must affect the leaders. If not, we’re not leaders,” explained Mitchell, who, along with several other Caribbean prime ministers, met with the WICB in a crucial meeting last April in Grenada.”We agreed to meet with all stakeholders. We gave of our time – the prime minister of The Bahamas (Perry Christie) his country plays little or no cricket, but he left his country and came to Grenada, engaged with the West Indies Cricket Board and all stakeholders.Board decisions”We agreed to set up an independent body with distinguished Caribbean citizens and we agreed to give serious effort to implementing the decision of that group. It was not a Keith Mitchell recommendation, it was not a (Roosevelt) Skerritt recommendation, the leaders proceeded to give effect to that.”The board had on its team the head of (their) Governance of Cricket – the distinguished president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (Sir) Dennis Byron. They recommended him to be on the committee. They recommended the Caribbean Development Bank president (Dr Warren Smith). It was not my recommendation …”Mitchell said Cameron and the WICB needed to take a cue from Caribbean leaders who were also busy but were willing to make time to discuss the recommendations.”Now,, the recommendation comes out, I cannot understand. Heads of Government are busy people, they have so much to do, I don’t need extra work,” the Grenada leader stressed.”Sometimes, I can’t find a minute to midday in Grenada to do some of the things I have to do, so I don’t need this and I know all leaders don’t need it.”He made it clear that the move to establish the panel was purely out of a desire to rescue Caribbean cricket.”We have our problems. Like everything else, we’re up today and down tomorrow, but we are down far too long and we can only see one thing going down and down.”
CHELSEA 0 MANCHESTER CITY 3Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City moved closer to securing Champions League football next season against 10-man Chelsea. Kevin De Bruyne fed Aguero, who fired in for the first. Samir Nasri put Aguero clear to finish smartly for the second before Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off for fouling Fernandinho, allowing Aguero to slam home his third from the spot.GOALS: CITY: AGUERO 33, 54, PEN 80.EVERTON 1 SOUTHAMPTON 1Southampton’s hopes of a European spot suffered a setback as they were held to a draw at Everton. The visitors went close when a Shane Long header and a Dusan Tadic left-foot shot came off the woodwork. However, centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori gave the home side the lead against the run of play with a deflected shot off Ryan Bertrand. Southampton equalised through Sadio Mane.GOALS: EVERTON: FUNES MORI 68. SUNDERLAND: MANE 76.MANCHESTER UNITED 1 ASTON VILLA 0Aston Villa were relegated to English football’s second tier for the first time since 1987 after this defeat at Manchester United. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal, sweeping Antonio Valencia’s pass. Villa were second best for much of the game, although Rudy Gestede’s volley did hit a post late on. It was a ninth straight loss for the visitors and left them 15 points from safety.GOAL: UNITED: RASHFORD 32.NEWCASTLE UNITED 3 SWANSEA CITY 0Newcastle claimed a first win under Rafael Benitez as they overcame Swansea to bolster their chances of Barclays Premier League survival. Jamaal Lascelles headed to put Newcastle ahead. Ashley Williams and Jefferson Montero missed chances as the Swans dominated after the break, but Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend struck late goals.GOALS: NEWCASTLE: LASCELLES 40; SISSOKO 82; TOWNSEND 89.NORWICH CITY 0 SUNDERLAND 3Sunderland climbed to within a point of safety by beating relegation rivals Norwich. Fabio Borini converted a penalty following Andre Wisdom’s challenge. Jermain Defoe turned in a second after the break before Duncan Watmore scored a third in injury time. Nathan Redmond hit a post and Norwich had penalty appeals turned down.GOALS: SUNDERLAND: BORINI PEN 41; DEFOE 53; WATMORE 90.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 WATFORD 1Saido Berahino missed two second-half penalties as Watford hung on for a narrow win at The Hawthorns. Heurelho Gomes saved both penalties from Berahino, in the 67th and 87th minutes. Ben Watson got the FA Cup semi-finalists’ winner, volleying home a near-post corner in the first half. The result moves Watford above West Brom into 12th on 41 points, 11 points clear of the relegation zone.GOAL: WATFORD: WATSON 27.SUNDAY, 17 APRILARSENAL 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 1Yannick Bolasie struck late for Crystal Palace to secure a draw. Arsenal should have won comfortably but are now fourth in the Barclays Premier League. Alexis Sanchez headed in Danny Welbeck’s chip to give the Gunners the lead but they lacked a killer instinct to put the result beyond doubt. Bolasie then struck from distance, beating Petr Cech at his near post.GOALS: ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 45. PALACE: BOLASIE 81.LEICESTER CITY 2 WEST HAM UNITED 2Leonardo Ulloa’s injury-time penalty rescued a point for Leicester in a controversial encounter with West Ham as the Foxes went eight points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Jamie Vardy gave Leicester the lead but was sent off for a second yellow card. Andy Carroll levelled rom the penalty spot and Aaron Cresswell netted two minutes later. But Leicester won a penalty in added time and Ulloa stole a point in the fifth minute of added time.GOALS: LEICESTER: VARDY 18; ULLOA PEN 90. WEST HAM: CARROLL PEN 84; CRESSWELL 86.AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 LIVERPOOL 2Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool a win at Bournemouth. The result lifts Liverpool up to eighth place in the Barclays Premier League table, while the Cherries remain 13th. Top scorer Firmino opened the scoring from a rebound after Artur Boruc had saved Sturridge’s backheel, before the England striker headed in Ibe’s free-kick just before half-time. Josh King replied in added time.GOALS: BOURNEMOUTH: KING 90; LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 41; STURRIDGE 45.