In the face of global problems, global solutions. This is the idea that various european clubs think pose in the telematic meeting of the ECA planned for today Monday in which several teams will propose a contingency plan to study one general reduction of wages to the templates of the professional teams of European football before the mace what does the economic crisis caused by the pandemic of coronavirus. The Barcelona is one of the groups most interested in implementing this initiative.This newspaper already reported last Wednesday that in the Barca They were considering reformulating the budget for this season (1,047 million) due to “unrecoverable losses” due to the lack of incomes in television rights, museum, shops, sponsorships, box offices, schools worldwide, VIP tickets, advertising and hospitality. So, it is time to act accordingly. A problem that does not exclusively affect the Blaugrana set. It is a matter that, to a greater or lesser extent taking into account the particularities of each entity and affects all teams from Spain and Europe.This is a general problem. Italy, that suffered the effects of the coronavirus before the rest of European countries is one of the most affected and think act in the same line. According to ‘Il Giornale’, the CEO of the Inter Beppe Marotta contacted several European clubs to propose the same strategy before this matter: both Barcelona and Real Madrid, for the Italian newspaper, they would have given him the go ahead. Nevertheless, the white club categorically denies that he had any conversation with Inter on this. And is that Serie A clubs are considering seriously cut the salaries of footballers due to the emergency. For Serie A, the economic prejudice is enormous: around 800 million euros, perhaps more. Many clubs have already invested the money they expected from television rights and if the championship is suspended they will be in a highly compromised situation.During the Friday assemblyItalian teams have already discussed suspending payments to footballers for the month of March. Damiano Tommasi, President of the AIC, Italian association of footballers, opened the doors to negotiate saying that “footballers are the first ones interested in maintaining the system,” but he asked for calm, since it is not yet known if the season will be suspended, and above all he recalled that each player will have to decide individually: “We cannot compel anyone.”In Spain, at the moment the topic is latent, but there is more than rumors. Joan Vehils reported in the Saturday edition of Sport that he Bartomeu president had kept a Contact informal with captains, that they would have shown him their availability by being aware of the seriousness of the situation.However, the Blaugrana club intends, along with other protagonists from the football association that is this a collegial measure he has his first step at Monday’s ECA meeting.
Benito Jóanet belongs to the ‘very select’ group of coaches who got promotion to the First Division with Tenerife. Only four knew how to do it: Heriberto Herrera in 1961, Rafa Benítez in 2001, José Luis Oltra in 2009 and the Catalan did it in 1989 and therefore his death has caused deep regret in Tenerife. Miguel Concepción, president of the entity, dismissed him with a heartfelt letter.“Today we mourn one of the great personalities in the history of our club, a true example – in terms of principles and values - for past and future promotions of Tenerife”, highlighted the writing. “A big hug for your family and friends. At the heart of all the Blue and Whites will always be the coach who led the rise that transformed Tenerife.”For the entity’s top president, the sporting success of that campaign “was led, in his capacity as technical director, by Benito Joanet, whom today we bid farewell with heartfelt tears, for his chivalry, his knowledge, his pedagogy, his nobility, his skill and work, values that undoubtedly represent the club and its fans. “He was the coach who directed “one of the most beautiful works in the history of our club during the past century … The promotion of 1989, second in the collective biography of our entity to the First Division, it was one of the most celebrated successes in Tenerife’s almost 100 years of existence “, remarked the president. Total, There were 48 games that Benito Jóanet led the insular team, with a balance of 25 wins, ten draws and 13 defeats. It opened with a draw against Telde in Copa del Rey and his first league victory was in the derby against Las Palmas (3-1). He achieved promotion in the remembered Promotion against Real Betis, who thrashed 4-0 at Heliodoro and lost 1-0 in Seville.Players from that season also remembered him on the club’s official website. For example Quique Medina, who also had Jóanet in the coach course evoked: “He was a coach close to the player, although at the same time demanding as the most. You could be talking to him about your life and in 15 minutes he was giving you a hard time so you wouldn’t relax for even a moment. “Toño Hernández left “an important part of my history, the driving force and protagonist of the start of a great stage for our team. We live an unforgettable season, hand in hand with a great coach who was also a great person, “he said.David AmaralFor his part, he highlighted his work in those difficult years: “The club’s subsequent greatness had a before, and in that before Benito Joanet was a main protagonist. He had to live a difficult time, but with his great work he took the team to the First Division. It has a place of honor in the history of this institution for its professionalism, but above all for its behavior. “
It would be remembered as the ‘Liga de Tello’.(Laughs) Yes, that goal would always be remembered, because it would have been the last game and also the last goal of the season.And that is not going the year he was expecting.It’s been a difficult season for me, I haven’t had the minutes I wanted. I work to earn the title and that last goal against Madrid gave me a lot of joy and confidence. There has been talk of his departure in recent months. Will he still be here after the summer?I always had the intention to continue at Betis, at no time did it ever cross my mind to leave. In summer? I have a contract and I want to continue because I feel very comfortable, but it will also be necessary to listen to the needs of the club, know what they think.How is it that you have been a Betic since childhood?Well, I saw him with my father there in Catalonia. I don’t know if it will come as a family, but whenever we came to Seville they tried to take me to the country. I have family here. And in Barcelona he also went to the Barça and Espanyol stadiums, all dressed in verdiblanco.In Catalonia there are many Betis and in this Betis there are more Catalans than in Barça.Yeah i was kind of the pioneer (laughs) Then came Bartra, Edgar, Rubi, Álex Moreno, Aleñá … What if a lot of Catalan is spoken in the dressing room? We usually speak in Spanish, because if someone doesn’t jump to tell us that they don’t understand us. Just kidding, of course. You here and your former coach, Setién, in Barcelona. What do you think?Quique is capable of contributing many things to Barcelona. With him at Betis we played a spectacular game and achieved important things. Setién must give the game of Barça that touch point and association that he was perhaps missing, to return to being the Barcelona of before.He has been a good friend of Iker Casillas since they met in Porto. What do you think about presenting yourself to the Federation?It seems perfect. Iker is a super prepared person, both for his career and for everything behind him. There will be many people to support you. He has seen the occasion and believes that he can contribute a lot to Spanish football.What do you ask of what is left of the campaign, if there is anything left?I think we have seen a very difficult competition, that anyone can play on any field. We must take advantage of those occasions we have, go to death. We can go upstairs. Playing without an audience is not the same motivation, but we are in a complex situation and we will have to stick with it. We will be aware of what is at stake, we are convinced that we can enter Europe and strike a blow on the table. Cristian Tello Cristian Tello “Setién must give Barça that touch point and association that it was losing to return to being the team it was before.” How does this confinement happen?Well trying to work at home without losing shape. It gets weirder with each passing week, but I try to be optimistic: we are closer to going out.You are an explosive player. Is it more difficult to train speed in short spaces?For any type of soccer player this becomes hard. Exercising on the grass is another matter. But there are different exercises for speed and strength, the Betis technicians are turning to us. “Casillas is super prepared and can contribute a lot to Spanish football. There will be many people who support him.” Do you think this League will be played again?I hope so, that a certain normality will return. Same without public and playing every two or three days. It is more risk when it comes to injury, but LaLiga must be ended.If not? See that if his goal, the last to be scored in the championship so far, makes Barcelona champion …Well, I hope it is played, of course. But it would not be very nice to have given Barcelona the League. I am very fond of the club and its fans, I spent many years there. If my goal has served for that, I would not hide the illusion. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 18, 2020
200m a possibililty Fraser-Pryce’s status makes her the woman to beat, but that fact does not trouble her. “For the 100m, you don’t have to look at the start lists to know that it is competitive right now,” she said. “They (her competitors) are running well and they are excited and hungry. Five other Jamaican athletes will compete at the meet. Peter Matthews will contest the 400m, while Simoya Campbell competes in the 800m. There are two Jamaican men in the 400m – Edino Steele and Rusheen McDonald. Joining Fraser-Pryce in the 100m will be Natasha Morrison. Stockholm, Sweden: REIGNING OLYMPIC and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may very well also compete in the 200m at next month’s World Championships in Beijing after all. The defending 200m world champion admitted yesterday that her coach is now reconsidering his earlier decision to have her only compete in the 100m. Fraser-Pryce is currently in Sweden to contest the 100m at the BAUHAUS Athletics meet which makes up a leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series. Once proceedings are over in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Fraser-Pryce will concentrate all her efforts on retaining her 100m World title at the Bird’s Nest Stadium. However, the Jamaican sprint star was unsure whether she would also compete in the 200m at the sport’s global showcase next month. A clearly relaxed Fraser-Pryce said: “My coach (Stephen Francis) did say earlier in the year that I would not be running the 200m at the World Championships. “But last week in training, I did 250m, 200m and 150m, and I’m like, why is he sending me all the way round the track? “His response was, ‘Who said you’re not doing the 200m at the World Championships?’ “He added that he’s changed his mind and he’s not sure just yet! “The good thing is I’m qualified for the 200m, so it’s not like I’m taking anybody else’s spot. “But for me, my mind is just on the 100m at present.” The affable Fraser-Pryce revealed that should she take part in the longer sprint, she would have a game plan. “The 200m is more strategic than anything else. I’m not an endurance runner, whereas there are other athletes who are good at it because they can run a very good 400m, too. I don’t run a very good 400m at all. “When I get to the 200m start line, it is more a case of whether I go hard for the first 50m, or do I give it 80 per cent and then blast the final stages? “Whatever I settle on along with my coach, that’s what I’m going to do. She added jokingly: “The 200m is too hard!” During her last Diamond League outing in Paris, Fraser-Pryce saw off a top-class field to record 10.74 seconds. In her wake was the highly rated English Gardner from the United States and Africans Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) and Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast). Shelly the one to beat
Weather: Fine; Track: GoodRace 1 1000 M (R) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTTHE LEGAL DEPARTMENT TROPHY*1. DREAMLINER RHalledeen 54.02. FUTURE KING OSewell3 54.0 11 1/2L3. VISION OWalker 54.0 1L4. IGNITION PFrancis 52.5 2 1/2LWIN: $86.00Final Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.4, ,Winner : 2yo ch colt – PORTO SANTO out of GOLDEN OLYMPIO by OLYMPIOTrainer :WAYNE A DACOSTAOwner : Y.S. (1955) LTD.Bred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (3,5) $141.00 Exacta : (5-3) $155.00Trifecta : (5-3-1) $70.00Race 2 1300 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTTHE DIRECTORS’ CUP*1. ROYAL GIRL WHenry 53.02. WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 53.0 5 1/2L3. MY FAVORITE DANCER RSaunders 53.5 7 1/2L4. TWILIGHT ROCKET SEllis 55.0 2L5. WICKED TUFF SMuir 55.0 3 1/4LWIN: $95.00PLACE: $79.00, $194.00, $176.00Final Time : 1:24.2 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, 1:16.1,Winner : 4yo b filly – MARKET RALLY out of ROYAL EMPRESS by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : PATRICK A CHANGOwner : PATRICK A CHANGBred by DAMIAN CHIN-YOU & LAURENCE HEFFESQuinella : (1,2) $1,961.00 Exacta : (1-2) $2,826.00D/E : (5-1) $149.00Trifecta : (1-2-3) $4,919.00Hi-5 : (1-2-3-9-5) $55,658.00JOSSETH GREY MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 3 1820 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO-NW2 & 6YO&UP-NW41. ABOVE THE RADAR AChatrie 56.0*2. UNBREAKABLE RHalledeen 54.0 Head3. CUTTER RWilson 54.0 15L4. AUDRE’S BLESSING OWalker 53.5 8LLate scratch : #7 POCKET MONEYWIN: $344.00Final Time : 2:01.2 Splits : 28.2, 54.1, 1:19.2, 1:46.0Winner : 6yo ch horse – TRACKING out of SUZIE’S GIFT by THE MEDICTrainer : PAUL N SMITHOwner : DELETA BREWSTERBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (1,4) $121.00 Exacta : (1-4) $750.00D/E : (1-1) $847.00Trifecta : (1-4-3) $739.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-1) $3,190.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) THE COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY DIVISION TROPHY*1. ZEUS SEllis 56.02. SOUND OF MIRACLE SBlake3 50.5 1 1/4L3. SPROUTING WINGS MGriffiths3 48.0 2 1/4L4. LA MADRINA AChatrie 52.0 1 1/4LWIN: $90.00PLACE: $75.00, $199.00, $323.00Final Time : 1:10.2 Splits : 24.1, 49.1, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of ROYAL OCCASION by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Owner : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Bred by CLIFFORD C. ATKINSONQuinella : (2,4) $922.00 Exacta : (4-2) $876.00D/E : (1-4) $673.00Superfecta : (4-2-9-6) $57,415.00Rolling Triple : (1-1-4) $8,404.00ALBERT ROSE MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 5 1820 M (Purse $710,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. SHEBIZ WHenry 52.02. NATASHADONTPLAY OWalker 53.0 Head3. CHIEF SECRETARIAT OWhite 52.0 2 1/2L4. LORD CHEPSO SEllis 56.0 1/2LWIN: $264.00PLACE: $190.00, $213.00, $204.00Final Time : 2:02.1 Splits : 27.0, 52.3, 1:19.1, 1:46.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS out of MOLTEN LAVA by BRAVE BULLTrainer : EVERAL C FRANCISOwner : COOKIE AND SONSBred by HEATH, FELIXQuinella : (3,4) $1,603.00 Exacta : (3-4) $2,612.00D/E : (4-3) $536.00Superfecta : (3-4-8-1) $14,468.00Rolling Triple : (1-4-3) $10,427.00CHARLES RANDLE CUPRace 6 1200 M (Purse $820,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE-NOT EARNED $100,0 SINCE APRIL.1(DIV.I)1. LION OF JUDAH SBlake3 50.5*2. MEET JUSTIN WHenry 53.0 9L3. JASSUR OMullings 52.0 3 1/4L4. COLORS OF WAR AChatrie 52.5 2L5. RISING POWER HLewis 50.5 4L6. HOMECOMING SEllis 53.0 2 1/4LWIN: $240.00PLACE: $70.00, $63.00, $72.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SHANGHAI PASS out of SEA TRAVELLER by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : FITZROY GLISPIEOwner : ALVIN E CRAWFORDBred by MARCOS DABDOUBQuinella : (2,7) $263.00 Exacta : (7-2) $628.00D/E : (3-7) $1,859.00Trifecta : (7-2-9) $586.00Hit-6 : (7-2-9-6-4-) $14,731.50Rolling Triple : (4-3-7) $4,993.00Pick-4 : () $50,180.00Super-6 : () $60,615.30EMANCIPATION DAY TROPHYRace 7 1300 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($600,0-$500,0)/NB4YO-NW4(SPONSORED BY BETTING GAMING & LOTTERIES COMMISSION)1. CLASSY PROSPECT OWalker 55.02. FORCE DE JOUR SEllis 54.0 2 1/2L3. RUM PUNCH MGriffiths3 48.0 5L4. MERU JErwin 53.0 NeckDNF NEW KINGSTON RHalledeen 54.0WIN: $218.00Final Time : 1:21.0 Splits : 23.1, 46.3, 1:13.1,Winner : 8yo dkb gelding – SAINT APPEAL out of GOOD PROSPECT by TEXAS PROSPECTORTrainer : RYAN O DARBYOwner : RAPHAEL E GORDONBred by FRANCIS BARNETT, EDISON CHAI & LOUIS LYNQuinella : (2,5) $382.00 Exacta : (5-2) $1,028.00D/E : (7-5) $1,529.00Trifecta : (5-2-6) $634.00Rolling Triple : (3-7-5) $16,004.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 5YO& UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $100,0 SINCE APRIL. 1(DIV.I) THE COMMISSIONERS’ CUP1. PREMATUREE RHalledeen 55.02. TECHNOCAT CBudhai 53.0 3 1/4L*3. JARREAU RLunan 55.0 1/2L4. OH MY GRAND PA WHenry 53.0 1 1/4L5. SMART BIDDER JErwin 55.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #8 SIR DWIN: $308.00PLACE: $79.00, $65.00, $56.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 24.0, 48.1, ,Winner : 6yo dk b/br horse – GIACOMO out of PINK HIBISCUS by AWESOME AGAINTrainer : MARLON C ANDERSONOwner : ERROL A POTTINGERBred by ADENA SPRINGSQuinella : (1,2) $504.00 Exacta : (1-2) $1,184.00D/E : (5-1) $1,690.00Trifecta : (1-2-6) $749.00Hi-5 : (1-2-6-3-11) $2,424.50Rolling Triple : (7-5-1) $10,173.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II(NW2) THE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION DIVISION TROPHY1. DWAYNE STAR RHalledeen 53.02. TROJAN SEllis 53.0 2 1/2*3. ACTION MAN SBlake3 51.0 1 1/24. SHE GOOSE OWhite 50.5 Neck5. JENNANDROSESGIRL JErwin 55.0 36. RAS EMANUEL OWalker 53.0 1/2Late scratch : #4 MR. MARLEY, #5 ARIZONA GOLDWIN: $171.00PLACE: $67.00, $127.00, $71.00Final Time : 0:59.1 Splits : 22.3, 45.4, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – STORM CRAFT out of AKIODA by LIVER STANDTrainer : PATRICK T LYNCHOwner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQuinella : (8,13) $1,828.00 Exacta : (13-8) $4,497.00D/E : (1-13) $864.00 (1-4) $444.00Trifecta : (13-8-2) $1,560.00Hit-6 : (13-8-2-10-11-) $51,987.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-13) $8,819.00Race 10 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 5YO& UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $100,0 SINCE APRIL.1(DIV.II) THE COMMISSIONERS’ CUP1. NEVER GIVE UP PFrancis 50.52. I’M ALLWRIGHT WHenry 51.0 43. FIRST’K’BOY OSewell3 54.0 2 1/44. MR. THEOPHILUS ZMeikle4 50.5 1 1/2*5. AWESOME MARQUE SMuir 55.0 3 1/46. MIRACLE RECOVERY KPowell 50.5 1 3/47. ZANZIBAR PParchment 54.0 48. GOLD RUNNER OSimpson3 52.5 3/49. SIR WILLIE JAnderson 53.0 1210. BREATH OF LIFE OMullings 50.0 2 1/211. GERSHWIN RMcNaughton 53.0 4 1/2WIN: $201.00PLACE: $125.00, $92.00, $204.00Final Time : 1:17.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.4, ,Winner : 7yo ch mare – WAR MARSHALL out of RESTLESS NIDD by RESTLESS THIEFTrainer : DELROY SPENCEROwner : XENN RACINGBred by EVERTON JOHNSONQuinella : (5,7) $288.00 Exacta : (7-5) $680.00D/E : (13-7) $1,489.00Superfecta : (7-5-2-11) $12,553.00Rolling Triple : (1-13-7) $5,435.00BETTING GAMING & LOTTERIES COMMISSION TROPHYRace 11 1100 M (Purse $1,000,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCE1. TRADITIONAL PRINCE AChatrie 57.02. FORTUNEONEHUNDRED RHalledeen 57.0 Neck3. SCOOP JORDYNE PFrancis 51.0 Neck4. EDISON OWalker 53.0 Sh.Head5. PHINEAS JErwin 55.0 1/2WIN: $565.00PLACE: $147.00, $62.00, $251.00Final Time : 1:06.4 Splits : 22.3, 46.2, ,Winner : 7yo b horse – TRADITIONAL out of PRINCESS LAL by SIR LAL BAHADURTrainer : PATRICK T LYNCHOwner : GLANVILLE M ASHTONDR.Bred by GLANVILLE ASHTON & LASCELLES PERRYQuinella : (8,9) $1,012.00 Exacta : (9-8) $2,274.00D/E : (7-9) $3,772.00Trifecta : (9-8-1) $4,632.00Hi-5 : (9-8-1-7-5) $26,990.00Rolling Triple : (13-7-9) $9,345.00CHARLES RANDLE CUPRace 12 1200 M (Purse $820,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE-NOT EARNED $100,0 SINCE APRIL.1(DIV.II)1. ONANDON KPowell 52.0*2. DOOLAHIN SEllis 53.0 1L3. BROWN GIRL CBudhai 52.0 14. ELDORADO WHenry 52.0 7/1 2L5. TASHIE BABY OWhite 50.0 29/1 1L6. PARTY CUP SMuir 52.0 5/1 8LWIN: $1250.00PLACE: $125.00, $56.00, $74.00Final Time : 1:15.4 Splits : 23.2, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – WHO’S STAYIN ON out of ANNIES ONE BUCK by BET A BUCKTrainer : WAYNE D PARCHMENTOwner : V.M.W.Bred by VINCENT LUMSDENQuinella : (3,5) $604.00 Exacta : (3-5) $2,781.00D/E : (9-3) $31,865.00Trifecta : (3-5-7) $5,130.00Hi-5 carry-over : $78,217.75Rolling Triple : (7-9-3) $259,951.00Pick-4 : (4/4) (13-7-9-3) $729,360.00Super-6 : (5/6) (5-1-13-7-9-3) $18,322.50 Carry-over : $1,429,155.00Pick-9 : (7/9) (4-3-7-5-1-13-7-9-3) $113,595.50 (6/9) (4-3-7-5-1-13-7-9-3) $1,623.00 Carry-over : $1,577,767.80
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC):FIFA has suspended Grenada’s senior men’s national football coach Anthony Modeste for four games and fined him more than US$10,000 for misconduct against match officials.The Disciplinary Committee, comprising of Claudio Sulser of Switzerland as chairman, and members Jim Shaw of Northern Ireland, Ariel Alvarado of Panama, and Cristian Varela of Chile, handed down its decision on July 23. The ruling was communicated to the Grenada Football Association (GFA) last week.The Spice Boyz coach is accused of breaching the FIFA Disciplinary Code by committing an unsporting conduct towards a match official during their World Cup preliminary round game against Puerto Rico in June.According to FIFA, Modeste, who received a red card during the first-leg preliminary game against Puerto Rico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 12, will miss Grenada’s third-round qualifying games against Haiti next month.FIFA said that the automatic match suspension was already served when Grenada played Puerto Rico on June 16 in St George’s and in light of the fact that Grenada has qualified for the next round of the preliminary competition, Modeste will be served two match suspensions against Haiti on September 4 and 8.The governing body said that the remaining match suspension will have to be served if Grenada qualify for round four of the competition.However, if Grenada does not qualify for the subsequent round of the preliminary competition of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the remaining match suspension will be carried over to Grenada’s next official match.Modeste is also fined US$9,000 in application of the ruling and US$1,000 for the proceedings. He has 30 days from the date of notification of the decision to pay the fine.
Simmons fails again in Heat lossBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):West Indies opener Lendl Simmons failed to score for the third time in four outings as his Brisbane Heat slid to an eight-wicket defeat to Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash here yesterday.Sent in at the Gabba, Heat rallied to 175 for six from their 20 overs, with opener Jimmy Peirson top-scoring with 51 from 36 balls and Nathan Reardon hitting an unbeaten 40 from 32 deliveries.The right-handed Simmons faced two balls before perishing in the second over leg before wicket to seamer Michael Neser with seven runs on the board.English leg-spinner Adil Rashid was brilliant, taking two for 17 from his four overs.In reply, Strikers raced to their target in the penultimate over with opener Tim Ludeman getting 57 not out off 49 balls; Mahela Jayawardene stroking 53 of 30 balls; and Travis Head, 50 off 25 balls.Bonners shines before rain takes overBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):Jamaican Nkrumah Bonner stroked an entertaining half-century, but rain forced the abandonment of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ opening game of the Regional Super50 after only 38 overs at Warner Park here Thursday.Opting to bat first in the day/night encounter against Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Hurricanes had reached 187 for five when the adverse weather ended the game prematurely.Both teams were awarded two points.In the time available, Bonner hammered 65 off 69 deliveries with six fours, while opener Shane Jeffers hit 47 and left-handed partner Chesney Hughes, 28.Messi set to get5th FIFA best player prizeGENEVA (AP):Lionel Messi is favoured to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or on Monday, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on football’s top individual prize.Messi already has a 4-3 lead in their career duel for the annual FIFA prize but has recently been eclipsed by his great rival.That changed in 2015 when Messi inspired Barcelona to regain the Champions League title among five major trophies to none for Real Madrid, despite Ronaldo’s relentless goalscoring pace.Barcelona’s dominance also helped Brazil star Neymar earn a place on the three-man shortlist for the first time.The Catalan club can sweep the men’s honours with Luis Enrique heading the coaches’ shortlist after becoming European champion and winning the Spanish league and cup, the European Super Cup, and the Club World Cup.Luis Su·rezsuspendedBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Barcelona striker Luis Su·rez was suspended yesterday for two Copa del Rey matches for insulting rival players.The referee’s report for the heated match at Camp Nou that ended 4-1 for Barcelona on Wednesday said Su·rez insulted Espanyol players in the tunnel after the match.Referee Juan Martinez Munuera’s report states that Su·rez told Espanyol’s players: “I am waiting for you. Come here. You are trash.”The ban will rule the Uruguay striker out of the return leg set for next week at Espanyol’s stadium and possibly the first leg of the quarter-finals.
With regards to the game been pushed back, Reynolds said they welcomed that decision. “We would have been aware of the situation that we had three games in four days. We have been doing what we can in order for the players to recuperate for each game. It is difficult for the schools that are still in the Super Cup with the tight schedule of games,” Reynolds also said. In the opening game, both teams will look to rebound from their losses last Thursday, and stay in contention for a semi-final spot. Haile Selassie and St Catherine met in the preliminary stage twice with each team winning 1-0. It’s left to be seen if the off-the-field issues involving coach Geoffrey Maxwell with whom they parted ways last week will affect Haile Selassie. They are yet to hire a new coach. St George’s College and Wolmer’s will be engaged in a mega clash in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup competition Group K today at Constant Spring Complex. Match time is 3 p.m. The game is the feature in the group’s double-header as Haile Selassie High face-off against St Catherine in the opener at 1 p.m. The games were originally scheduled for Monday, but was pushed back due to the constant usage of the venue. Wolmer’s and St George’s come into the game on three points apiece, however, Wolmer’s hold the advantage with a better goal difference. The game is crucial to both teams as a win for either would put that team into a good position to win the group and advance to the semi-finals. Wolmer’s will be playing their third game in five days, following their 3-0 win against St Catherine High last Thursday and their elimination of Kingston College (1-0) in a FLOW Super Cup quarter-final game last Saturday. The Vassell Reynolds- coached team has built a reputation for its meagre defence and incisive counterattacks, a threat that their opponents will have to be wary of. St George’s College are coming off a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Haile Selassie in the group last Thursday and are fully aware of the importance of today’s game. Marcel Gayle, assistance coach of St George’s College is expecting a tough encounter. “The game can decide the group. It is one of those games that no team can afford to lose,” Gayle told The Gleaner yesterday. He also said that although Wolmer’s will be playing three games in four days, it could work to the Heroes Circle based team’s advantage. “Winning can be a momentum for Wolmer’s. We will be prepared and hopefully finish the game with a victory,” he added. Reynolds, however, has a different outlook, arguing that his team will face a rested St George’s College, which he considers a big challenge. “We need to win the game to put one foot in the semi-final. We want to put things in our own hands. St George’s is still a favourite as they have a good team. They will be fresh and that is a challenge, but our team is ready for the game,” Reynolds shared. WELCOMED MOVE
SELECTED RESULTS – 1,500m Class 3 Boys – David Martin, STETHS, 4 minutes 39.37 seconds – 1,500m Class 2 Boys – Raghib Haye, Maggotty, 4 minutes 19.28 seconds – 1,500m Class 1 Boys – Akeen Coley, Ruseas, 4 minutes 04.74 seconds – 400m Class 3 Girls – Garriel Whyte, Hydel, 57.53 seconds – 400m Class 2 Girls – Abigail Brooks, Hydel, 56.42 seconds – 400m Class 1 Girls – Shian Salmon, Hydel, 56.35 seconds – 400m Class 3 Boys – Stefan Taylor, Manchester High, 53.61 seconds – 400m Class 2 Boys – Cobe Simpson, Manchester High, 50.27 seconds – HJ Class 2 Girls – Janique Burgher, Edwin Allen, 1.70 – HJ Class 2 Boys – Antoine Hanson, Herbert Morrison, High 1.90 metres – 400m Class 1 hurdles – Rovaine Williams, Rhodes Hall, 56.45 seconds – 400m Hurdles Girls – Nadine Rose, Edwin Allen, 63.39 – 400m Hurdles Class 2 Boys – Britton Senior, Ruseas, 58.10 – Discus Class 1 Boys – Kevin Nedrick, Petersfield, 56.21 Kevin Nedrick of Petersfield was the standout performer at the 34th STETHS Invitational held at the school in Santa Cruz yesterday. First, he extended his season’s best to 56.21 metres in the Class One discus. Then, with a peaceful afternoon breeze coursing across the school campus, he punched the shot out to 19.05 metres. That mark improved on the best of the 2017 season, Nedrick’s winning 18.85-metre effort at the Manchester High Charlie Fuller Memorial. His discus distance, also an improvement as he had gone 54.70 metres at the Big Shot Invitational last week. That win was the top half of a Petersfield one-two as teammate Daniel Cope reached 53.87 metres. Hydel High School showed good speed in the girls’ 400 metres, with Shian Salmon, Abigail Brooks and Garriel Whyte posting the best times in Classes One, Two and Three, respectively, at 56.35, 56.42 and 57.53 seconds each.
Two new additions to Reggae Boyz squad..Kingston College and Harbour View midfielder Fabian Grant and Portland Timbers’ midfielder Andre Lewis both get their first call up to the senior Reggae Boyz squad which take on Central American side Honduras in an international friendly at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, USA on February 16 at 8:30 pm.Grant, who starred for the ‘purples’ in the recent Manning Cup and helped his school to the Walker Cup title, scoring a spectacular strike from 20 yards in the first minute of the final to give Kingston College the lead against Jamaica College, a match they won the match 2-0, joins another schoolboy in Cornwall College and Montego Bay United’s striker Jourdaine Fletcher in the squad.Lewis, a former St George’s standout, won the schoolboy triple title with the Neville ‘bertis Bell-coached team in 2011, and the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield titles in 2012. He was a key member of the national under-17 world cup team that qualified for the world youth tournament in 2011. He also went on to play for the national under-20s and under-23s, but this is his first senior call up. At Club level, Lewis played for Portmore United locally and for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Charleston Battery in the US, he currently plays with the Portland Timbers.. He takes the place of Real Salt Lake midfielder, Omar Holness, while Grant replaces Lewis’s Timbers team mate, Alvas Powell.The rest of the squad reads: Romario Williams, Cory Burke, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kemar Lawrence, Sergio Campbell, Damion Lowe, Oneil Fisher, Andre Blake (GK), Ryan Thompson (GK), Owayne Gordon, Kevon Lambert, Dwayne Ambursley, Ladale Ritchie, Shamar Nicholson, Micheal Binns, Ewan Grandison and Rosario Harriot.