Thebes responds to Rubiales: “Thanks FEF but … it is impossible”

first_imgThank you @rfef for your offer to @The league of a “€ 500M credit with the guarantee of TV rights”, but it has happened again as with insurance policies in a pandemic, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. Read additional provision 1a of RD 5/2015 of centralized TV sales. 🙄– Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier) March 25, 2020With that “it has happened again”, Thebes refers to the criticism Rubiales made of LaLiga for not having secured television income before this crisis broke out. According to Thebes, no insurance policy can guarantee that when dealing with a catastrophe. New chapter in the serial of the battle between the Federation and LaLiga and, more specifically, between Luis Rubiales and Javier Tebas. The president of the employers has responded via twitter to the RFEF after his press appearance on Wednesday in which, among other things, he has offered 500 million euros to the First and Second clubs to get out of the crisis with the guarantee of the television rights that belong to them.Thebes has written the following message: “Thank you @rfef for your offer to @The league of a “€ 500M credit with the guarantee of TV rights”, but it has happened again as with insurance policies in a pandemic, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. Read additional provision 1a of RD 5/2015 on centralized TV sales “. And he closes his speech with an emoticon of disbelief.last_img read more

Amaya insists on his innocence and affirms that he will appeal the sentence

first_imgThe Second Section of the Provincial Court of Navarra notified yesterday the sentence of the so-called ‘Osasuna Case’, by which the two former soccer players, Antonio Amaya and Xavi Torres, were sentenced to one year in prison, accusing them of the crime of sports corruption. However, the penalties for both former players go beyond that year in prison, They must also face a 900,000 euros fine and two years of disqualification. Antonio Amaya, who played as central defender in the ranks of Rayo, Wigan, Betis …, has wanted to take the floor to insist on his innocence and announce that he will appeal the sentence, through a statement that was sent to AS and below we reproduce in full:OFFICIAL NOTICE FROM ANTONIO AMAYA CARAZOAfter having been notified of the Judgment of the so-called “Osasuna Case” I want to state, with complete firmness, the following: 1.- Who knows me knows that I have never taken part in any act that violates the integrity and proper functioning of competitions and I have always condemned any act that violates the rules of competition and clean sport.2.- I am surprised that you can be convicted of acts in which I have not participated nor in those that could even have influence, so, abiding by the sentence, I totally disagree with it and do not share it at all.I do not doubt that through the pertinent resource, which is going to be filed soon, there will be a rectification and a revocation of the Judgment by the higher instances.Antonio Amaya CarazoBoth Amaya and Xavi Torres, in their respective communiqués published yesterday and today, they confess their surprise at the sentence, as well as their intention to continue fighting for proving his innocence in court.last_img read more

Howell confident Waterhouse will stay up

first_imgTop Waterhouse striker Kenroy Howell is highly confident that his struggling club will get it together, starting tomorrow against Tivoli Gardens FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.The Drewsland club is rooted at the bottom in the RSPL on 21 points from 24 games and in danger of relegation. With nine sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Waterhouse are in desperate need of a good winning run in order to avoid the drop.Howell is fully aware of the club’s situation, but remains optimistic that the team will climb up the standings.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the pledge is to stay up in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell, who is the club’s leading striker on eight goals, confidently told The Gleaner.”I would not say that we are too concerned. We are going through a bad patch, but we have the players that can win games,” the 23-year-old said.CONSISTENCY NEEDED”The team is playing good football, but the attackers need to be consistent in front of the goal, and put away the chances. I guess that the strikers and midfielders are not consistent. We need to score goals as the defenders are doing fine, especially in recent times,” he disclosed.Howell started the season following a knee surgery, but has since recovered well.”I did not start off the season fit, but have improved. I’m in better shape,” Howell added.”We are definitely confident that the team will stay up. The management staff and coaches are doing a good job, so it is up to the players to continue training hard in order to deliver on match day. We will win against Tivoli on Sunday (tomorrow),” he vowed.last_img read more

English Premier League Reviews

first_imgLEICESTER CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 0GOAL:-LEICESTER: ULLOA 89th.Leonardo Ulloa’s 89th-minute goal means Leicester remain two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and deny Norwich a deserved draw. Ulloa slid in at the far post to convert Marc Albrighton’s cross at the end of an otherwise poor Foxes display. Norwich had the better chances, Cameron Jerome heading wide and Nathan Redmond off target from distance.SOUTHAMPTON 1 CHELSEA 2GOALS:- LONG 42nd. CHELSEA: FABREGAS 75th; IVANOVIC 89th.Chelsea came from behind to beat Southampton with a late Branislav Ivanovic header. Shane Long pounced on a Baba Rahman error before clipping a shot over keeper Thibaut Courtois. Diego Costa volleyed wide for Chelsea, but the visitors equalised when a Cesc Fabregas cross crept in. Chelsea finished strongly and Ivanovic headed in from a Willian corner.STOKE CITY 2 ASTON VILLA 1GOALS:- STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC PEN 51st, 56th. VILLA: BACUNA 79th.Marko Arnautovic’s double gave Stoke a deserved victory as Aston Villa’s slim hopes of avoiding relegation suffered another blow. The Austrian opened the scoring with a penalty after Ashley Westwood brought down Phil Bardsley. He set up his second with a looping header, which he then chested in. Leandro Bacuna’s late goal gave Villa hope of an unlikely point, but the Barclays Premier League’s bottom club remain eight points from safety.WATFORD 0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0Watford and Bournemouth both missed good chances as their contest at Vicarage Road finished goalless. Hornets’ striker Odion Ighalo had the best of those opportunities when his header from eight yards sailed over the bar. He also fired over the bar from 12 yards from a quick free kick and forced Artur Boruc into an early save. The Cherries went close through Max Gradel, who made his first appearance since a ligament injury in August.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3CRYSTAL PALACE 2GOALS:- WBA: GARDNER 12th; DAWSON 20th; BERAHINO 31st. PALACE: WICKHAM 48th, 80th.Saido Berahino scored his first Barclays Premier League goal since October as West Bromwich Albion held on to win against Crystal Palace. The Baggies forward scored a cushioned volley from Stephane Sessegnon’s pass. That put the hosts in charge after Craig Gardner tucked in a rebound and Craig Dawson’s header. Connor Wickham scored twice to make it a nervy ending, but Palace’s winless league run now stretches to 10 games.WEST HAM UNITED 1 SUNDERLAND 0GOAL:- ANTONIO 30th.Michail Antonio allowed West Ham to extend their unbeaten home run to 13 games with a win over Sunderland, who missed the opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone. Michail Antonio’s first-half goal, his fifth in 15 starts for the club, proved the difference. The forward wove into the box and struck low into the bottom corner of Vito Mannone’s goal.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_img Late nights and sleep-ins for Aussies CANBERRA, Australia (AP): The Australian swimming team is fine-tuning a routine for late nights and sleep-ins as it prepares for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 47 swimmers and 33 support staff and coaches are in camp this week at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where they’re simulating the schedule they’ll have to contend with in Rio – heats in the early afternoon, with finals from 10 p.m. until midnight. German footballers to wear ‘Refugees Welcome’ BERLIN (AP): All football players across the Bundesliga first and second divisions are to show their solidarity for people fleeing war and poverty by wearing patches for this weekend’s round. All players will carry a patch on their left arm saying ‘We’re helping, (hashtag)refugeeswelcome’ instead of an advertisement logo for logistics company Hermes. The initiative is also being supported by German tabloid Bild. Hermes gave up advertising in a similar manner last season to help German Cancer Aid. Hertha Berlin General Manager Michael Preetz said: “The refugees crisis concerns everyone;, nobody can look away. We Bundesliga clubs can … no, we must use our reach, influence and ability to help the many refugees who have already suffered so much. ‘We’re helping, (hashtag)refugeeswelcome’ is a brilliant initiative and one we’re happy to support.” Surgery for Wilshere LONDON (AP): Arsenal says midfielder Jack Wilshere is to undergo surgery on his left fibula and is expected to be out for three months. The decision was made after scans showed healing from the initial injury, a break in August, was not progressing as well as hoped. The England international will have a small plate inserted into his leg. Wilshere missed a majority of the 2014-15 season after undergoing left ankle surgery last November, returning in April for the last six games of the season.last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_img The second major competition of the Manchester Football Association will kick off today in the form of the Magnum/ Captain’s Bakery Major League at the Kirkvine Sports Complex. The first competition – the Brumalia House KO – was completed in the Christmas break with Ricam FC successfully defending their title with a 2-1 win over Hillstars. This year marks the 12th year in which the Manchester Football Association Major League competition has been sponsored by Captain’s Bakery and the second in partnership with Magnum. The day will start with a dress parade beginning at noon. The competing teams are Mile Gully FC, Porus FC, Alligator Pond SG, Comfort FC, Villa United FC, Star Zone Academy and Technical Strikers). Following the dress parade three games will be played. MRPC wishes a safe 2017 for all Federal win three in a row Brown, Renaut, top New Year’s Day road race Following the Christmas break, the South Central Confederation resumes its JB Rum-sponsored Super League for the top teams of St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth. When the competition took its break after three rounds, former National Premier League campaigners Sporting Central Academy held the lead, on goal difference, over the St Elizabeth duo of Black Star and St Bess FC as well as Tru Juice of St Catherine. All four are on seven points. A total of six matches will be played between today and tomorrow. The games on are as are as follows: Today – Zone 1 Blackstars FC vs Dunbeholden FC at New Town Sports Complex Tomorrow St Bess FC vs Downs FC at Lacovia Comm. Centre Rivoli United FC vs New Bowens FC at Monk Street Zone 2 Tomorrow Kempshill FC vs Hillstars FC at Kempshill High School Ricam Academy vs Tru Juice FC at Greenvale Comm. Centre Holland PYC vs Sporting Central Academy FC at Holland Comm. Centre Manchester Major league starts todaycenter_img Federal FC continued their good form in the early season of the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine Major League as they easily defeated Portsmouth 3-0 in a recent game. With the win Federal jumped to nine points from three games and atop Zone A. In other games in the zone Old Harbour edged New Raiders 1-0 to be second on six points, and Watson Grove and Royal Lakes drew 1-1. Over in Zone B Christian Pen also made it three wins in a row as they clipped Dela Vega City 1-0 while Bodles drew 1-1 with Frazsiers Whip. Kirk Brown and Melinda Renaut topped the male and female categories of the Evergrow Garden Old Harbour 5K Road Race. Brown, sponsored by Lifespan, won in 15 minutes and 26.93 seconds, considerably slower than his winning time last year. Melinda Renuart, running unattached, topped the female open category after crossing the finish line in 15th place overall. Her time of 18:41.28 was much faster than 2016 champion and second place finisher St Jago’s Chris-Ann Lewis, who completed the course back then in 19:55.40. Lewis eclipsed her best meet time, logging 19:37.38. Chris-Ann Plummer of Vere Technical was third in 20 minutes and 17 seconds. Veteran Andrew Gutzmore, sponsored by Rainforest Seafoods, lost his over-40 male title to Carlisle Russell who finished 13th overall in 18:09.68. Gutzmore came home in 18:37.90. The New Year’s Day event also saw a bigger turnout than last year, with 103 registered runners participating this time around. South Central Super League resumes today The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club has issued a release thanking all sponsors, fans, professional shooters and licensed firearm holders who supported its competitions and used its training facility during 2016. In the release signed by its president, Orville Henriques, the club which is based at the Lincoln range near Hatfield and overlooks Spur Tree, states that “MRPC has grown in stature in no small measure to the support of fans, sponsors, professional shooters and firearm holders in Jamaica and abroad”. According to Henriques: “We are a facility that believes in the total family and bases its operation on safety for all.” The release added that the facility intends to be the best for the legal training of firearm holders and an environment where “the highest standards of shooting can be accessed”. The MRPC opened its door earlier this week with a practice match dubbed New Year’s Rumble. Ten shooters took part with Henriques winning ahead of female shooter Sue Ann Henriques and Owen Campbell taking third. The first monthly match will soon be announced. The Club states it will release its year long schedule at that match.last_img read more

All set for tomorrow’s McKenley-Wint Classic

first_imgAndrea Hardware, the head of the organising committee for the McKenley/Wint Classic, has declared that all is in place for tomorrow’s meet at Calabar High on Red Hills Road. “We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that we have another good showing … we want to do better than what we did a year ago because we want to ensure that anything that has to do with the legacy of McKenley and Wint will be of the highest quality,” said Hardware. Hardware was a bit concerned last year about the accommodation of the athletes and fans. New arrangements have now been put in place. “First, I must thank one of our sponsors, Main Events, which has reached out to us by providing temporary seating to ensure that everyone is comfortable. We are all happy for this because honestly, we did not expect such a big turnout last year, and we do not want our athletes and spectators to be unhappy,” Hardware said. A year ago, there were entries from 62 teams, and Hardware expects that number to be even higher tomorrow. “On Monday night I was a bit nervous as we had only two entries, but since Tuesday, the numbers have increased significantly,” she said. Entries closed on Wednesday. The Class Two boys 400 metres hurdles starts off proceedings at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Also included in this year’ schedule for high schools will be the boys’ pole vault open. Competition for clubs and colleges will start at 2 p.m., with males and females with the fastest times over the 400 and 800 metres set to collect cash prizes of $50,000 each, donated by the Calabar past students and families of the late Wint and McKenley.last_img read more

Hines looking to double at Champs

first_imgKimone Hines, the 2017 Western Championships class one 100m winner, is going for gold. Hines, an outgoing senior at Green Island High School, says she is looking forward to the ISSA GraceKennedy Boy’s and Girl’s Championships where she will do her best to win in both the 100m and 200m sprints. She was speaking just after winning the shorter event on Saturday at the Western Championships in Montego Bay.The Green Island sixth former took the 100m in 11.95 seconds with a composed performance. Having won a bronze medal in the class one 100m behind Shellece Clark of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High in 2015, and a silver in the class one 200m last year while chasing Ashley Williams, then of Holmwood Technical, Hines has her eye on top spot. “I want to see if I can go for the gold, the 100 or the 200, because I got bronze and silver there already”, she revealed, “so I’m, going to put in the work, train hard and see what I can get out of it.”She described her Western Champs race as ‘great’. “I just went out there and all I have to do was just keep focused and have the confidence in myself and that’s what I went out to do”, she recalled.Michael McIntosh, Hines’ coach at Green Island, spoke highly of her Western Champs performance. “She executed all the phases that we have practised and she’s on the bubble and she is destined to execute well come March and beyond.”When she heard his assessment, she was moved. “Oh my God”, she exclaimed, “he made me cry, yes, honestly.”While she is the highest returner to the class one 200m, the Edwin Allen pair of Clarke and defending champion Patrice Moody will stand in her way in the 100m at Champs when it begins on March 28. Nevertheless, McIntosh is optimistic. “She has a very, very good chance”, he said, noting that her best wind legal time at Western Champs last year was 12.14 seconds, the coach who tutored Odail Todd to the 2011 World Youth Championships gold in the 100 said, “That’s a great improvement at this time of the year and with 41 days to go, or 40 days to go, I have the plan and she will execute it.”McIntosh has reduced her training load since Hines, who has 8 CXC passes, is busy with schoolwork. However, he is aiming to help Hines qualify for the Pan American Games. That could prepare her for the future which will also include university studies.Her presence amongst the best high school sprinters in the country is remarkable for an athlete described by her coach as a late bloomer. He reckons that she has a bright future in the sport.”She’s very, very, very in tune with what is happening around her so I don’t see her stopping here”, he intoned about the young athlete. “I expect her to go as far as the Olympics, the World Championships and beyond”, he concluded.Hines completed her Western Champs career with second place in the 200m. That event was won by Debra Wallace of Herbert Morrison High School, 24.52 to 24.59 seconds for Hines.last_img read more

Tanduay books quarters seat, subdues Wangs

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold07:09Sanchez’s wife takes hot seat in Senate probe00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission TANDUAY 93 – Martinez 16, Tambeling 15, Eguilos 13, Alvarez 11, Taganas 10, Varilla 9, Palma 6, Gaco 5, Sollano 4, Villamor 4, Santos 0, Sanga 0, Vigil 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 81 – Juico 24, Herndon 16, De Chavez 11, Gabriel 9, Bitoon 7, Ambulodto 5, Habelito 4, Montemayor 2, Arambulo 2, Sorela 1, Riley 0, King 0.Quarters: 27-16, 46-38, 66-57, 93-81.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Paul Varilla. PBA IMAGESTanduay barged into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals as it downed Wangs Basketball, 93-81, Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Paul Varilla came up big in the end game as he scored five of his nine points in the last three minutes to hold off a furious rally from the Couriers and propel the Rhum Masters to the playoffs with their 6-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Salado the hero as Arellano repulses JRU in OT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Tanduay lost hold of its 15-point lead, 62-47, with 3:56 left in the third quarter and allowed Wangs to crawl back, 82-77, with a freebie from Chris De Chavez with 3:03 to play.But Varilla put his foot down to quash the uprising for the Rhum Masters, with Lester Alvarez draining the insurance free throws in the clutch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’James Martinez came off the bench and fired 16 points to lead Tanduay, while Von Tambeling knocked down 15 markers, six rebounds, two assists, and three steals.Jaymo Eguilos chipped in 13 points and five boards, while Alvarez got 11 markers, eight assists, and four rebounds in the conquest. LATEST STORIES Despite the win, coach Lawrence Chongson said that he’s looking at these next few games as a chance for him to sharpen his camp in preparation for the quarterfinals.“We have to stay sharp. Our focus must be there, especially on our transition defense and we’re really putting emphasis on the team’s collective focus,” he said, as the Rhum Masters stretched their winning streak to three. “We need to win very single game. We got sustain the momentum. I’ve been here long enough and we know how it works.”Wangs got knocked down a few pegs and dropped to sixth place with a 5-4 card after its two-game winning run snapped.Michael Juico scattered a game-high 24 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Robbie Herndon fired 16 markers and grabbed seven boards in the defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Barcelona has ‘doubts’ about Neymar’s future amid PSG rumors

first_imgNeymar of Barcelona reacts during their International Champions Cup football match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMALBARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona is worried, very worried, that Neymar might be headed to Paris-Saint Germain.The Brazil striker is expected to be at practice on Wednesday, but no one seems to know if he’ll accept a world record transfer or show up for training. Just in case, Barcelona is making moves to protect 26 million euros ($30.7 million) that would be paid to Neymar if he stays in Spain, according to a club official.ADVERTISEMENT Neymar also remained mum about his future while playing for Barcelona during its preseason tour in the United States before heading off to Shanghai to boost his brand as a fashion icon.Last year, Neymar signed a contract extension with Barcelona through 2021, with his buyout clause increasing to the current 222 million euros and 250 million ($288 million) by 2018. The bonus Barcelona is now trying to protect is from that deal.If PSG does sign Neymar, the cost of the transfer would more than double the 105 million euros (then $116 million) that Manchester United paid a year ago for France midfielder Paul Pogba.PSG starts its season on Saturday, while Barcelona has until Aug. 13.Two weeks ago, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu told The AP that Neymar “is not on the market.” He then told ESPN that if Neymar “wants to go then they will have to pay the clause, right down to the last euro.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Beyoncé considering purchase of Houston Rockets ownership stake—report McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, said “given doubts concerning the future of the player and while the situation is resolved” the money is being held from Neymar.“What the club does with the money, it does not know yet, given the uncertainty of the future,” the official told The Associated Press.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 25-year-old Neymar would be due the money now as per his contract renewal last year. But the amount is tiny compared to the 222 million euros ($262 million) that PSG would have to pay Barcelona to trigger the release clause included in Neymar’s contract.Neymar arrived to Barcelona on Tuesday night after some publicity events in China — both personal and for Barcelona. Catalan television channel TV3 showed images of Neymar walking quickly through Barcelona’s airport while wearing large headphones. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Neymar is scheduled to return to training at Barcelona’s training grounds just outside the city on Wednesday.There are growing rumors that Neymar, who has had four seasons of winning trophies and scoring spectacular goals at Barcelona, will bolt for PSG.Part of the gossip surrounding the possible transfer is that Neymar was to meet with doctors in Qatar for a medical. PSG is owned by a Qatari company.But the Barcelona official said the “club is not aware of any medical exam of the player with PSG.”Neymar’s father, who acts as his agent and is also named Neymar, arrived in Barcelona on Monday. He was swarmed by journalists at the airport but revealed nothing about his son’s intentions.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more