Bartra: “With our hobby we can stand up to Barça”

first_img* Data updated as of February 3, 2020 Marc Bartra was one of the Betis footballers who were most disappointed after a draw in Eibar to miss another opportunity to approach European positions. The Catalan central will receive in a few days the team of his life, Barcelona, ​​with new hopes of victory: “Now, to think about Barcelona, ​​which we can stand up to with all our hooligan love.”Bartra reviewed what happened in Ipurua: “We are not conceding goals in the same way as before, but we always run out of games. In the end by game or by how we defend ourselves, the goals we fit are for very specific errors. Then, we are not right for the goal. In the elite, if you forgive you pay it. “ “Our strikers do good things, but that bit of fortune is missing. We enter training, but not here. It’s a bit desperate, I think we do a lot of things well, but then it’s not giving us points, especially outside, “adds the defense. Marc prefers to see things from the positive perspective: “Let’s see if the balance gives us a fortune to define. They are two points that escape, but I want to be optimistic and we are eight points from Europe and many games remain. I think football has to give us back what we are doing. “ LaLiga Santanderlast_img read more

Schwartzman: “I could stay longer off the court”

first_imgDiego Schwartzman bought off the semifinal of the Argentina Open I needed to play this afternoon in opposition to the Portuguese Pedro Souza, following a tear in the adductor of the left leg.The “Peque” made this choice after 14, after a gathering he held together with his workforce in the participant room of the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership.Schwartzman suffered the harm in the marathon match that he performed final evening in entrance of the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.“I did a medical session at the membership, which was not definitive, but it surely hurts quite a bit and it’s not an excellent signal“He wrote final evening Schwartzman After the sport in your Twitter account.The outcomes of the research that the “Peque” was performed this morning confirmed the tear, after which there was no different manner however to announce his absence in the semifinal.Following this harm, Schwartzman bought off the ATP 500 of Rio de Janeiro, Y ATP 250 of Santiago de Chile, I used to be going to play in the continuity of the South American tour on brick mud.“The medical doctors advised me to not play, as a result of any bodily exercise that I do I used to be going to go away far more time outdoors the courts“, he claimed Schwartzman in press convention. The “Peque” suffered a tear on the adductor of the left leg in the sport that received the Uruguayan final evening Pablo Cuevashowever simply confirmed that Pedro Souza didn’t seem to play in opposition to Portuguese this afternoon.“Strive (of this current) till right now morning, however there was no choice. If this had not occurred in Buenos Aires, final evening he introduced that he wouldn’t play“, He identified.When requested about the occasions for restoration, Schwartzman commented that “The tear is far smaller than what was seen yesterday, however occurred in a muscle that use in all strokes. The deadlines are 2 to three weeks with an excellent restoration, it’s regular in tears ”. Schwartzman won’t be able to play the semifinals of the # ArgOpen2020 🏆The Argentine tennis participant has a tear in the left adductor.On this manner Pedro Sousa advances by stroll over to the last of the match.Power, @dieschwartzman! 💪🏻 We need to see you quickly on the courtroom! 🙌🏻– Argentina Open (@ArgentinaOpen) February 15, 2020last_img read more

Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma in eighths of the Europa League

first_img* Data updated as of February 28, 2020 Basaksehir-Copenhagen Sevilla and Getafe, the two teams that are still in competition in the Europa League, already know their rivals for the round of 16 that will be played on Thursday, March 12 (round trip) and March 19 (round). Getafe will face Inter Milan after his brilliant tie against Ajax. He will play around in the Coliseum. The Lopetegui team, meanwhile, that yesterday eliminated the Cluj with many problems, will face Rome. The first game will be played in Sánchez Pizjuán and the return in the Olympic.The rest of the qualifiers are: Europa Leaguecenter_img Europa League* Data updated as of February 28, 2020 Olympiacos-WolverhamptonRangers-LeverkusenWolfsburg-ShakhtarInter-getafeSeville-RomeWinner of Salzburg-Eintracht-BaselLASK-UnitedThe quarterfinals will be played on April 9 and 16. The semifinals, April 30 and May 7. The final, which will be held in Gdansk (Poland), will be on May 27.last_img read more

Nadal – Fritz: schedule, TV and how to watch the Acapulco final

first_imgThe Acapulco final will probably be the 85th Nadal title in his profession or failing that, the second of Taylor Fritz, 22. Each gamers will face one another for the first time. Nadal removed Dimitrov semifinals and is setting a superb week in Mexico. Fritz, in the meantime, is doing a excessive stage tennis. He eradicated his compatriot Isner in the penultimate spherical.Schedule: At what time does the ATP 500 final of Acapulco start?Rafael Nadal and Taylor Frtiz will probably be measured this morning from Saturday to Sunday, at 4:00, in the final of the ATP 500 of Acapulco. He’s one step away from including his third title in Acapulco, which might be the 85th of his lengthy and incredible profession. Since profitable the first in Sopot, in August 2004, there has not been a season wherein I’ve not raised not less than one trophy. If he defeats Taylor Fritz, who soared in opposition to fellow countryman John Isner (2-6, 7-5 and 6-3) in the semifinals, will increase to 17 his absolute file of consecutive seasons with successes. Tv: The place to watch the Acapulco final?The match might be seen in #Vamos and Movistar Deportes with the narration of its traditional commentators. Fritz, 22 years previous and quantity 35 in the world, and Nadal, 33 and 2, have by no means confronted one another up to now. The American, 193 centimeters tall, has achieved a level in his profession: it was final season on the grass of Eastbourne.Comply with the Dubai final on AS.comIn AS you too can comply with the final between Nadal and Fritz. With us you should have the greatest minute by minute, the most spectacular photos of the assembly and the statements of the protagonists, in addition to the chronicle as quickly as the assembly is over.last_img read more

Jovic is shown for the first time in quarantine: “Stay home”

first_imgJovic Thus, it collaborates so that its fellow citizens follow the instructions and regulations of the Serbian Government, which, just a day after it was decreed in Spain, also established a state of alert to prevent citizens from taking to the streets and slowing down the expansion of the Covid -19. Luka Jovic He has had his first relatively public appearance since last week it was learned that he had traveled to Belgrade for, with the alleged permission of the Real Madrid, pass the mandatory quarantine period through Covid-19. The Serbian striker has recorded a video from his home in which he encourages all his local followers (the message has been issued in Serbian) to remain in their homes, “Hello everyone! As you can see we are in quarantine. We spend time playing FIFA. I hope you are home. Stay home. Do not put your people in danger. I hope that as soon as possible we can see each other outside. A big greeting “ Jovic says as he is seen in one of the rooms of his apartment in Vracar, in the heart of Belgrade. Beside him, a companion who is not identified (his face is not seen) and in the background a screen on which a game of the FIFA-20 video game is projected.center_img It happens, however, that the battering ram did not follow his own advice in the first days of his stay in Belgrade, which caused the prosecution will criminally denounce it for skipping quarantine. Even the country’s president, Aleksandar Vucic, threatened to arrest him if he went out on the street again. The player apologized for it and noted confusion in the instructions he received from the authorities as a reason for the violation of the quarantine.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgSpurs extend home dominance SAN ANTONIO (AP): San Antonio immediately bounced back from a rare loss and beat Denver 101-86 on Saturday to extend their franchise record for consecutive home wins to 26. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points for the Spurs, who maintained their eight-game lead atop the NBA’s Southwest Division. San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Boris Diaw had 16 points for the Spurs, who have won all 17 home games this season to add to the final nine of the previous campaign. Denver’s Nikola Jokic scored 22 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Shah banned after failing doping test ISLAMABAD (AP): The International Cricket Council has provisionally suspended Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah for a positive drug test. The ICC says in a statement yesterday that a sample provided by Shah on Nov. 13, when Pakistan played an ODI against England in the United Arab Emirates, contained chlortalidone, which is on the World Anti-Doping Authority’s list of prohibited substances. Shah could challenge the suspension and apply for the test of his B sample within seven days. The 29-year-old Shah has taken 76 wickets in 12 Test matches and 18 wickets in 15 one-day internationals.last_img read more

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Impressive Empress!

first_img Leading from the front The 400m for women saw four Jamaicans, two Americans and one Bahamian against Great Britain’s defending champion, Christine Ohuruogu. While Allyson Felix was her silky smooth self in winning in a time of 49.26, it was Shericka Jackson who proved the best of the Jamaican quartet in the final. Jackson trimmed 0.04 from the personal best she set in the semi-final, to post 49.99 for the bronze. Christine Day also set a lifetime best of 50.14 in fourth, with 2014 Commonwealth champion, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, fifth in 50.42, followed by 2014 Diamond Race winner, Novlene Williams-Mills, sixth in a season’s best of 50.47. When it mattered most, Williams-Mills overtook Francena McCorory in the closing metres of the 4x400m relays to lead Jamaica to victory on the closing night of the IAAF World championships, Beijing 2015. Reversing the result at the IAAF World Relays in May, the 33-year-old Williams-Mills anchored Jamaica to a world leading time of 3:19.13. Thanks also to a brilliant second leg run by Jackson, which laid the foundation for Jamaica’s victory and announced an imposing outlook for the nation’s athletic future. Veronica Campbell-Brown, the former 100m World Champion of eight years ago, competing in her fifth IAAF World Championships, rolled back the hands of time to run an impressive 10.91 while leading the team from the front. She displayed the heart of a champion in the 200m event. She reached the final only by taking the second and last non-automatic qualifier’s place, running 22.47 then. In the final, she mustered the strength of character and limb to improve by a half-second, running the steepest of curves to register 21.97 in a bronze medal winning effort. Campbell-Brown’s performance, given age and form, is ranked as one of Jamaica’s best at the Championships. Elaine Thompson gave a silver medal winning exhibition of top-class sprinting in the 200m. The Championship rookie gained highest marks for her 21.66 return in only her third World Championship race. Schippers, in winning the 200m in 21.63, becomes the third-fastest woman of all time at the distance behind Florence Griffith Joyner and Marion Jones. She ran the fastest time in the world for 17 years. Thompson moved to fifth on the world all-time list, but missed Merlene Ottey’s Jamaican record by a mere two-hundredths of a second. Commendations cannot be too much for Natasha Morrison and Sherone Simpson, who were also finalists at 100m and 200m, respectively. In the 4x100m, VCB would join effort with Morrison, Thompson and Fraser-Pryce to defeat the US team that ran the same four and same order as the heat – Gardner, Felix, Jenna Prandini and Jasmine Todd. For a second time in two nights, VCB produced a fast start and an outstanding bend, but this time and by the time she handed over to Morrison for the second stage, Jamaica were in the ascendancy. By the time Thompson handed to Fraser-Pryce, eyes were on the clock. Jamaica came home in 41.07, breaking their own championship record and taking over the world lead from the United States. The time was more than two-tenths quicker than the championship record they had run in Moscow two years ago. Quality Quartet No matter how hard rivals come, it seems no one can depose the Empress of Speed from her perch atop world sprinting. With a record-breaking third consecutive World women’s 100m title to add to her successive Olympic 100m titles, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, not unlike Usain Bolt, was in super form at the World Championships. No woman in history can boast as many global 100-metre titles. She copped the title in her pet event and returned for two rounds of impressive sprinting with compatriots, gaining Jamaica a championship record-winning anchor in the 4x100m relays. Fraser-Pryce first revealed herself to the world at the Bird’s Nest Stadium seven years ago, striking 100m gold at the 2008 Olympic Games, and she has largely dominated her event since then. Twenty four hours prior to her World Championships 100m final in Beijing, it was Bolt who maintained his substantial status, and a day later, it was the turn of Fraser-Pryce, as she added to her growing legacy as possibly the greatest female sprinter in history. The 100m title in Beijing was also her sixth World Championship gold medal and Fraser-Pryce now sits as the woman with the second highest total of golds in the 32-year history of the Championships. She is one medal clear of five-time World champions Gail Devers, Sanya Richards-Ross and Tirunesh Dibaba, and two behind US sprinter Allyson Felix, who sits atop of the pile with eight gold medals in total. Sporting an unusual look of greenish hair with yellow sunflowers on the fringe of her forehead, Jamaica’s 28-year-old darling executed with uncanny perfection to reach top speed quicker than rivals out of the blocks, in spite of her reaction time being the sixth best on the day of the final. By the 30m mark, commentators were calling it. The ‘Pocket Rocket’ had already established a gap on her rivals with her team captain Veronica Campbell-Brown and teammate Natasha Morrison in the mix. Fraser-Pryce stopped the clock at 10.76, 0.06 shy of the championship record, the second-fastest time in the world this year and a mark only she has beaten in 2015. The inspired Dafne Schippers was second in an improved Dutch mark of 10.81. Behind the leading two were the USA’s Tori Bowie, edging Campbell-Brown for the bronze in 10.86. While the stats may not show it, the tale of the video tape bears evidence of Fraser-Pryce’s dominance in the main event for women. At 90 metres, she had a sufficient gap to strike up a celebratory raise of the right arm, which concretised an expected victory.last_img read more

City strike late, Chelsea slip up

first_imgLONDON (AP):Manchester City enjoyed the perfect ending yesterday in the English Premier League when nothing went right for title rivals Chelsea.City produced a 90th-minute winner to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and secure a fifth consecutive victory from as many matches, while champions Chelsea slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Everton that sealed their worst start in the Premier League.City’s 18-year-old, Kelechi Iheanacho, came off the bench in the 89th and poked the ball into the Palace net a minute later. The Nigerian forward played competitively for City only once before, and that, too, was as an 89th-minute substitute, against Watford in August.To round off a miserable day for Chelsea manager JosÈ Mourinho, there were victories for two other title hopefuls.The most expensive teenager in soccer history, Anthony Martial, scored on his debut in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Liverpool, and Arsenal comfortably beat Stoke 2-0. Martial’s fee from Monaco could rise to €80 million (US$90 million).After some mediocre early-season form, Arsenal dominated Stoke at Emirates Stadium, and could easily have won by a tennis score. Instead, just two goals from strikers Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud sealed the points.There was plenty for United fans to celebrate at Old Trafford, with David De Gea making his first appearance of the season in goal after signing a new contract and Martial signalling his arrival with a superb solo goal to make it 3-1.Daley Blind and Ander Herrera had United up 2-0, when Christian Benteke pulled one back with a stunning overhead kick in the 84th. Martial then weaved through the Liverpool defence to seal the result.Watford won their first league match of the season, 1-0 over Swansea, despite being reduced to 10 men. Striker Odion Ighalo scored in the 59th, but five minutes later, Valon Behrami was sent off for a violent tackle on Andre Ayew.Wes Hoolahan inspired Norwich to a comfortable 3-1 first home-league win, making one goal and scoring another against Bournemouth, while West Brom drew 0-0 at home to Southampton.Chelsea are 11 points behind City, who were also revelling in a five-point lead over United and Arsenal.last_img read more

Messi tears knee ligament, out for two months

first_imgLONDON (AP):Lionel Messi tore a ligament in his left knee near the start of Barcelona’s costly 2-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday that provisionally lifted the defending champions to the top of the Spanish league.The club’s all-time leading scorer asked to be substituted in the eighth minute after he had tried to return to the match following a collision with a Las Palmas defender.Medical tests at a local hospital found that he had torn a ligament, and the club said Messi will be sidelined for seven to eight weeks.”This is a test and an extra motivation for this team,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “We have to accept the challenge and improve our performances because we are capable of it.”Luis Su·rez responded immediately to his coach’s call by scoring twice to help the hosts bounce back from their stinging 4-1 loss at Celta Vigo on Wednesday.In the capital, Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni made a series of impressive saves as his side held Real Madrid to a goalless draw, but none was better than the one hand he managed to get in the patch of Cristiano Ronaldo’s blistering shot in the 48th.Villarreal moved past both powerhouses into first place and one point ahead of Barcelona and two ahead of Madrid after they edged Atletico Madrid 1-0 at their El Madrigal’s stadium.Baptistao’s 14th-minute goal kept Villarreal unbeaten and secured their fifth win in a row.Celta missed their opportunity to rise to the top of the standings after it drew 1-1 at Eibar. Iago Aspas cancelled out Borja Baston’s early goal in the 76th, but his Celta settled for a point that kept it level with Madrid in fourth place.Also, Sevilla substitute Yevhen Konoplyanka netted a free kick with four minutes to go to snatch a 3-2 win over visiting Rayo Vallecano that pulled the Andalusian side out of last place with their first victory of the season. Rayo had erased a two-goal deficit before Antonio Amaya was sent off with a second booking for the foul that set up Konoplyanka’s goal.last_img read more

Brown, James on top at BK Portmore 10K

first_imgIT was another Kirk Brown show yesterday in the Burger King Portmore 5K and 10K – a stop on the Burger King Grand Prix Road series – as the 27-year-old made it three wins in a row by capturing the Men’s 10K event in 31 minutes 41 seconds.G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Archibald, who was eighth last year, finished second this time around in 32:04, with third going to Dwayne Graham of Seek Books in 32:27.Undoubtedly the most consistent male athlete on the road for the past five years, Brown, who won the event in 2013 and 2014, had things much easier this time as he led from start to finish for his convincing win. Despite his easy outing, Brown is not certain of competing in the final leg of the Grand Prix at the Reggae Marathon in Negril next month.IMPROVEMENTAfter a second-place finish in the Mandeville 7K event a few weeks ago, G.C. Foster College’s Danielle James improved on her sixth-place finish a year ago by capturing the female race in 40 minutes 20 seconds.Edwin Allen’s Tereisha Jacobs finished second in 40:39, while Mandeville 7K winner Britnie Dixon of Vere Technical had to settle for third in 41:18.Vere Technical and St Jago ruled supreme in the 10K among the high-school teams. Vere Technical, led by Dixon and Kris Ann Plummer, topped the female section with an overall time of 3:35.27. Hydel was second in 3:37.18, and Edwin Allen third in 3:39.47.St Jago High’s male team, had an overall winning time of 2:54.26, with Holmwood Technical (3:00.47) second, and third going to Bellefield High in 3:01.43.last_img read more