Kidwell pleased with Kiwis win

first_imgKidwell was chuffed with his side’s display.”There’s all the forwards really standing up and creating that space for the outside backs and halves to do their role,” Kidwell said.”Roger, his role is to push up around these big boys, make sure that if they get their arm free, he’s there to capitalise.”His energy around the ball is what we’re looking for.”The Kiwis got off to a spirited start, capitalising on a Scottish penalty to score through Kenny Bromwich in the eighth minute and then via Jason Nightingale.Joseph Tapine followed suit as the Kiwis began to run riot, while the evergreen Nightingale bagged his second in the 22nd minute.A barnstorming run from Nelson Asofa-Solomona then made a simple try for Martin, starting at five-eighth on his home Test debut.Hiku scored just before the break to give his side a 28-0 lead.It took just three minutes for the Kiwis to extend their lead in the second half, with Tuivasa-Sheck putting prop Russell Packer over the line.Hiku and the returning Dean Whare followed suit, before Johnson, Elijah Taylor and Hiku and Martin doubles put the match to bed.Scotland scored a late consolation through halfback Oscar Thomas.”Their outside backs really cause some trouble when they get quick play-the-balls – we knew that if we could make sure to nullify that, it’d give us the best option to get the ball in a great position,” Kidwell said. Having drawn last year’s Four Nations clash with the Bravehearts, David Kidwell’s troops hit the ground running in Christchurch and were near-untouchable.They ran in 14 tries to one, with Peta Hiku and Te Maire Martin scoring hat-tricks.Fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck nabbed four assists in an utterly destructive attacking display.Even when the match was safely settled, the Kiwis kept their foot on the accelerator and stuck to their high-octane style.They’ll now take plenty of confidence into next weekend’s crunch match against Tonga, likely to settle first place in Pool B.last_img read more

The US tied the last place: there are already 18 Davis finalists

first_imgThe nice shock of the earlier ones was given by Ecuador, with Emilio Gómez (151º of the world) and Roberto Quiroz (276º) and the doubles of Gonzalo Escobar and Diego Hidalgo, by defeating the diminished Japan of Soeda and Uchiyama at house and bluntly (0-3). And amongst the most well-known losses are these of Belgium (with out Goffin) towards Hungary (3-2), Argentina (with out Schwartzman) towards Colombia (3-1) and Chile, who went with out Garin (injured) or Jarry (suspended in fact doping), towards Sweden (3-1).OutcomesCroatia 3 – India 1Hungary 3 – Belgium 2Colombia 3 – Argentina 1United States 3 – Uzbekistan 0Australia 3 – Brazil 1Italy 4 – South Korea 0Germany 4 – Belarus 1Kazakhstan 3 – Netherlands 1Slovakia 1 – Czech Republic 3Austria 3 – Uruguay 1Japan 0 – Ecuador 3Sweden 3 – Chile 1 Legendary brothers Bryan, Mike and Bob, winners of 16 Grand Slams and Olympic gold as a pair of doubles, amongst many different trophies, stated goodbye to the Davis Cup with a 6-Three and 6-Four win over Uzbeks Denis Istomin and Sanjar Fayziev, with which they gave the third level and the victory to the United States in the qualifying spherical for the Finals that may happen in Madrid between November 23 and 29. Earlier than, Reilly Opelka had received over Istomin (6-2 and 7-5) and Taylor Fritz had Fayziev (6-1 and 6-2). The Bryan assured after their victory that they won’t be in the appointment of the Magic Field.Thus, the People tied the last obtainable place for an occasion that already is aware of its 18 finalists. There have been already six confirmed groups: Spain, as present champion, Canada (finalist in 2019), the semifinalists of the last version of Nice Britain and Russia and the visitors of France and Serbia. And on this week’s rounds, along with the United States, they bought the cross Germany, Australia, Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic and Sweden.last_img read more

Jovic, between mystery and trouble

first_imgLuka Jovic is starring in Real Madrid more trouble and problems than celebrations of goals. The Serbian, signed last summer at the price of a great striker but more projection (60 million euros) to give Benzema relief, has spent a season walking between the disconnection on the field, offering a feeling of discomfort in the team’s game Zidane (only two goals in 770 minutes), criticism and controversy. The last one, this week, when he skipped the quarantine decreed by Real Madrid after Thompkins tested positive for the coronavirus and traveled to his country. According to local media, he was seen on the streets of Belgrade celebrating his girlfriend’s birthday. A behavior that motivated a wave of criticism in Serbia. There, the figure of the white striker has been on target since months ago he had a rifirrafe with his coach, Ljubisa Tumbakovic. The divorce between the two is a fact since the FIFA stoppage last September. Jovic was called up with Serbia. In the first match, against Portugal, the coach left him on the bench and entered with only three minutes to go. For the next match, against Luxembourg, the player claimed an injury and was released, but just four days later he played for Madrid against Levante (the final seven minutes). Tumbakovic did not like the attitude of the Real Madrid player and in the last lists he discarded him. The coach related the distancing thus: “I take care of each player to get the most out of the Serbian national team. And I have never given up on any. One of those who has left the team is Luka Jovic. And the truth is just one. There is no conflict between me and Luka Jovic. Luka Jovic’s problem is Luka Jovic. Suddenly that player left training, he did not answer. As a coach, I will always have a player of that class because it would not be professional for me not to think about him. But it is he who has to convince us, the media, the fans, the people of the Federation and me as his coach, that he is prepared and responsible. He has not taken any steps in that direction. “. This conflict has eroded Jovic’s image, also noted in his country in recent months for his extra-sport life … In Madrid, his situation is not better despite the fact that Zidane came to remove the shield to defend it. But his season is being disappointing. A mystery. Nothing to do with his brilliant last season, when at this point he had 22 goals with Eintracht, one every 104 minutes, with a player to Fortuna Düsseldorf included. Jovic is yet to be found at Real Madrid. He has only two goals in 770 ‘(one every 385’) and many obstacles: the lack of adaptation to the team game and command of Castilian, bad luck (he has shot twice at the post) and the VAR (two goals annulled by offside). And you have already heard the whistles of the Bernabéu. “The public was very tough”, he went on to say after “breaking free” with a goal to Leganés. Zidane, to plug him in, has put several cables in. In private and in public. “It is the future, he is 21 years old, he is going to score many goals and he is very good. You have to be patient,” he said at a press conference. A patience that seems that the technician is losing: it left him out of the list the last three league games, including the Clásico where he did summon the idado forgotten ’Mariano. A striker, the Hispanic Dominican, who puts more blood and dynamite (he went out for a minute against Barça and scored a goal …) than the Serb, stuck in his shell and whose figure is starting to generate controversy. This tunnel in which Jovic is located has begun to attract attention in Europe. Several clubs, including, as told by AS, Naples, have asked about their future. Jovic’s first option is still triumphing at Madrid, but there are several teams that have reactivated his interest in case that goal is not possible …last_img read more

The Premier threatens Atlético: Saúl, Thomas, Lemar …

first_imgThe Premier poses a serious threat to Atlético this coming summer. From England they have noticed several players from the rojiblanco team. The Madrid club will have to be very attentive before the interest of Premier clubs by players like Saúl, Thomas or Lemar, for example. Atlético have their footballers armored, but United, City or Arsenal seem ready to bid hard for one of Atlético’s players.The Daily Star notes that United will bid on Saul. He insists that he will pay the Atlético midfielder clause, which is 150 million euros. Saúl has a contract until 2026 and has stated that he is happy in his usual club, but he is also in negotiations with Atlético to try a contract improvement. The current circumstances of football are not the best and it seems complicated that it can occur. At United they see him as the substitute for Pogba. Saúl is essential in Atlético. He has played 37 of the 38 official matches. Only the match against Granada was lost due to accumulation of warnings. Thomas is another of the players who have a great lineup in England. Ghanaian has evolved a lot and is one of the important pieces for Simeone. He has a contract until 2023 and has been negotiating with the club for months to extend his contract years and his clause, which is 50 million. It seems affordable for Premier clubs. Thomas has played 35 of the 38 games played this season. It is another basic for Cholo. City and Arsenal have sounded to take Thomas.ORAnother of the players that sounds for the Premier is Lemar. He has a contract until 2023, although his case is different from the previous ones, since he is not an essential player for Simeone. Atlético shielded him when he arrived and put a clause of 190 million euros. He has played 24 games and does not finish giving Simeone what she asks of him. Of the three, it may be the easiest to leave. United and Arsenal have sounded like possible destinations.Other Atlético players also have suitors. Diego Costa has sounded for Roma, although the strength of the Italian market is not the same as that of English.last_img read more

Barrios: SBP searching for 3×3 road to Tokyo Olympics

first_img“That’s a gold medal already for the US so if they’re chasing the overall count, don’t be surprised if they send out their big guns,” Barrios told the Inquirer.The Philippines will host the World Cup of the event from June 8 to 12 and Barrios said the SBP is looking for ways to qualify for the Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere are three routes to Tokyo via 3×3: The top five countries in the world in the event are automatically qualified. There will be an Olympic qualifying event that will award two Olympic berths and another qualifying tournament featuring countries that haven’t played full-court basketball in the last two editions of the Summer Games.“(SBP) president (Al) Panlilio made it clear that we should make the Olympics our goal,” Barrios said. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The top five teams in the world in the men’s division are Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Latvia and Brazil. The women’s top five are China, Ukraine, Andorra, Hungary and Venezuela. The United States (men’s No. 13, women’s No. 19) isn’t highly rated in the world because it rarely fields teams in Fiba 3×3 events.Serbia has been very active in the 3×3 scene. In fact, in the men’s individual rankings, the top eight players on the list are all from Serbia, led by world No. 1 Dejan Majstorovic.The Philippines, which will field Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario, RR Pogoy and Stanley Pringle to the World Cup, is currently ranked 56th in the men’s division and 47th in women’s.A total of 40 teams, 20 in each division, will participate in the World Cup that will be played at Philippine Arena.“We’re almost done with preparations and we’ve left no stone unturned to make sure we have a great hosting and a great event so people can enjoy watching the games,” said Barrios.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ceres-Negros faces tough trek in crown retention bid with top striker suspended China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios and president Al Panlilio will be part of the Philippines’ delegation for the joint bid in the 2023 Fiba World Cup. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netWith 3×3 basketball already included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, expect several countries to take the event a little more seriously, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios said Thursday.That includes the Philippines, which is hoping to find a route to Tokyo, and hoop powerhouse United States, which has been lukewarm in its approach to the event.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Chris Haugan wins Cecil Lake road race

first_imgBlizzard Bike Club riders were out competing on Sunday for the Cecil Lake 40 kilometre road race. Chris Haugan finished with the best time at the event as he crossed the line first in 1:27:24.Right behind him was George Gamble and Tate Haugan as they took second and third respectively.Fourth place was Jonathan Obie in 1:28:04, and Ben Dawson’s time of 1:28:15 was good enough for fifth.- Advertisement -The rest of the finishers and their times are below:6- Roger St. Jean 1:28:577- Gary Hilderman 1:30:098- Pat Ferris 1:31:149- Dawitt Feyissa 1:32:1410- Dan Webster 1:32:2211- Kristine Bock 1:33:5312- Athena Andritz 1:38:4813- Jessica Telizyn 1:43:3014- Josh Telizyn 1:45:40Members will next compete tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Woods Corner.Advertisementlast_img read more

Teen girl wins bee, heads to D.C.

first_imgRound two, 21 competitors smaller than the first, chewed through their vocabularies like a relentless scythe. “Regatta,” “graffiti” and “autobahn” knocked out contestants for minor mistakes. Lancaster’s Pinecrest Elementary School’s Nicole Lara drew “sayonara,” but her ability to correctly link its letters prevented her from having to bid it to the crowd. Controversy threatened to erupt in the sixth round, when Andrea Kizyma of Rosemont Middle School in Glendale correctly spelled “sarsaparilla,” but was confronted by an angry parent who vociferously contended that she was wrong. Her fellow spellers stuck up for her. The judges agreed. The mother shook her head in frustration. Play continued, taking out three competitors to bring the field to 16. Then the seventh round hit like a neutron bomb, introducing “endotracheal” and “calyx.” Getting knocked out in this round became a badge of honor, with 12 students bowing out. They erupted in cheers and hugged when it was over. Soon, it was just Josh Clark, 14, of Arroyo Seco Junior High in Santa Clarita, and Manning. Clark drew “buffa,” while Manning got “cuneiform.” He slipped up on “nascency,” then she came up correct on “abranchiate” and the tricky “echolalia” – and victory was hers. Clark led the ovation. “After awhile, it started being just random words,” said Manning, who attends a home-school group called Excellence in Education in Monrovia. “I didn’t know most of them – I was just guessing.” (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pronouncer Sharon Klein, a California State University, Northridge, associate professor of English, informed Manning that the word means “the pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if imitating them.” Emma repeated the word once and nailed its spelling, sealing her victory and propelling her on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Fifty-six entrants filled the field of competition and things began easily enough. No one really trips on words like “burrito,” “paddock” or “Siberian.” “Magnanimous” claimed the first casualty, then “hassock” waylaid the kid three seats down. The crowd of teachers, parents and little brothers, dragged reluctantly, clutched videocameras and signs offering words of support. Fathers nodded along as their children worked through the treacherous words letter by letter. “Paprika,” “credenza” and “bayou” further thinned the ranks. Facing her greatest challenge in four years of competition, Emma Manning was nervous. Her family looked on in tremulous anticipation and Manning gulped down several quick breaths. Her voice cracked as she stood at the microphone. “Echolalia?” she said, more question than statement. “Definition, please?” This was it for the 14-year-old from Pasadena, her moment of glory or doom at the Daily News Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday. She’d survived nine rounds, nearly faltering early on “cummerbund,” only to hang in to the last. last_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL woman awarded €2.8M in court yesterday won’t actually get anything, it has emerged.Marcella Breslin bravely waived her right to anonymity so her paedophile uncle Pat Gillespie could be named.And yesterday the 31-year-old won a civil action against evil rapist Gillespie, who is due to be released from prison next year. He is serving 7 years for his attacks on the Killybegs woman. In a statement Killybegs solicitor Grattan Butler from the firm D.P. Barry & Company, said he wanted the public to know that his client would never actually get the money awarded to her by the Dublin High Court jury.“I am conscious that it is very important to include in any article that while Ms. Breslin is delighted with today’s assessment by the jury it will be a matter for her us as her legal advisors to try and realise assets on her behalf from the very limited assets of Mr. Gillespie which will be an extremely difficult task,” said Mr Butler.“This does not in any way detract from the significance of the award that was handed down by the jury representing the general, aggravated and exemplary damages caused by Mr. Gillespie to Ms. Breslin for the terrible years of rape and abuse and subsequent aggravating behaviour since those years of rape and abuse.“Ms. Breslin, is a young lady with three young children who leads a very modest life and it is of the upmost importance that she does not incur any further unnecessary stress with any misrepresentation of the award.”It’s understood Gillespie, from Carrrickmagrath, Ballbofey doesn’t have any known assets.A jury at the High Court awarded the mother of three €2.8m to include aggravated and exemplary damages.Ms Breslin’s lawyers told the court that between 1993-1997, Gillespie deliberately and knowingly perpetrated acts of sexual assault and sexual abuse on her in his home and also once in her grandmother’s house at Athayvooge, Killybegs and in forest areas in the county.DONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM AWARDED €2.8M WON’T GET PAYMENT, SAYS HER LAWYER was last modified: November 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeydonegalDONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM AWARDED €2.8M WON’T GET PAYMENTKillybegsMARCELLA BRESLINPATRICK GILLESPIESAYS HER LAWYERlast_img read more

Rangers bounce back from Old Firm defeat with 4-0 win over Dundee

first_img 4 4 Coulibaly gave Rangers the lead Gers got a deserved second on 14 minutes as Kent exchanged passes with Morelos and then Scott Arfield as he burst into the box to smash low past Elliot Parish.Dundee were grateful that the pace of Gers’ relentless attacks dropped and they were able to catch their breath.By the time the interval arrived, however, it was game over as Gers grabbed their third in first-half stoppage time. Darren O’Dea got caught the wrong side as he hauled down Morelos and paid the price as referee Kevin Clancy pointed immediately to the penalty spot, with skipper Tavernier converting from 12 yards. Middlton wrapped things up Kent scored his side’s second But his presence barely registered with the home support until he was dismissed for lunging at Borna Barisic, when the stadium rose to give him the farewell he had been denied by the Ibrox hierarchy last term.In fairness to the Rangers fans, they were too busy lapping up their side’s explosive start to notice Miller early on.Coulibaly marked his comeback with the fourth-minute opener as Dundee failed to react when Paul McGowan blocked a Barisic strike. Before Alfredo Morelos could tap in, the Mali international pounced to ram home from close range. Lassana Coulibaly marked his return after a month out injured with the opener while Ryan Kent and James Tavernier also struck before the break.And the Light Blues ensured they head for Thursday’s Europa League trip to Villarreal with renewed confidence as teenager Glenn Middleton completed a comprehensive victory which moves them up to fourth place.Miller was back at Ibrox for the first time since his bitter Gers departure as he skippered Dundee.Gerrard had appealed to the Light Blues faithful to give the striker, who served the club over three spells, a warm welcome despite the dressing-room bust-up with former boss Graeme Murty which ended his latest stint. 4 Tavernier bagged the third 4 Rangers showed no ill-effects from their Old Firm setback as they swept Dundee aside 4-0 at Ibrox.But there was misery for Kenny Miller as the new Dark Blues striker’s return to Govan ended in a late red card. Morelos failed to take three golden chances early in the second period as the hapless Dark Blues were opened up with alarming ease.Again they were relieved to see Rangers then take their foot off the gas but Miller’s sending-off 13 minutes from time left them in even bigger danger.And with six minutes left Middleton capitalised when Genseric Kusunga’s failure to deal with a Daniel Candeias cross left him to bundle home his first Rangers goal.last_img read more

Why Brazil legend Ronaldo bought a Spanish yo-yo club

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Football News How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Real Valladolid’s José Zorrilla stadium REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won impact Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move smart causal 3 possible standings The fans are also thrilled to have a big name around who appears to be investing emotionally and not just financially. In establishing that sentiment, Ronaldo has shown he’s not only capable of dribbling past defenders, he also has skill with his choice of words. Asked by a journalist if he will be involved in day-to-day operations, or take a more hands-off approach, the sharp reply marked his territory. “Do you think I’m going to buy the club then go on holiday the next day?” the former Barça man scoffed.Perhaps unsurprisingly, he has even been giving hands-on advice to players. At the weekend, Keko was schooled on how to eliminate keepers in one v one situations – keep calm, feint a few times, then go the opposite way was the lesson.  “It’s a bit difficult when Ronaldo gives you advice. You look at him and you say ‘I know, I know. In theory I know, but he actually did it!” the 26-year-old winger laughed.On the pitch, Ronaldo was undoubtedly a genius. We now get to find out how good he is off it. His ownership hasn’t kicked off with a bang: Valldolid lost 1-0 to Alavés in his first game and are still looking for a first league goal of the season. Perhaps the new boss should dig his boots out… During his spells with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, legendary number nine Ronaldo scored 151 goals and won seven trophies. It isn’t a surprise that he has returned to a country where he achieved so much success as a player therefore, but the manner was certainly unexpected.In August, it was revealed out of the blue that the 42-year-old was interested in becoming the majority shareholder of Real Valladolid, a side based 200km north of Madrid who had recently returned to La Liga. The deal was quickly concluded in early September for a sum of €30m, and Ronaldo became a La Liga owner. But why Valladolid, and why now? 3 MONEY Ronaldo was one of the most gifted players of his generation Ronaldo scored 104 goals in 177 appearances for Real Madrid Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Geographically, the club is also in an advantageous position. Ronaldo’s star power and contacts in the game will go a long way towards enticing new players, but so too will the feasibility of being based in Madrid and commuting daily while playing for them. The allure of the Spanish capital and all it has to offer should not be underestimated.Thirdly, the institution’s finances also help. Things were dire for Valladolid a decade ago, but since 2012 the club has reduced its main debts with the Spanish tax and social security authorities by €45m, and in recent years, turned a profit. By next summer increased revenue thanks to returning to La Liga is expected to see the main debts drop to less than €3m – a tiny sum in modern football.Financially manageable, excellently located and with a strong fanbase that could be grown further to increase revenue, with Valladolid Ronaldo has bought potential – the Brazilian admitted as much when asked by Spanish reporters about his reason for investing. The city is understandably delighted, aware that his star power could create an excitement about Valladolid games that did not previously exist outside the current diehards. “He’s putting us on the map, as a club and as a city,” club president Carlos Suárez admitted. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ADVICE Looking purely at Valladolid’s sporting achievements there is little to get excited about. A yo-yo side in recent years who have spent three separate prolonged spells in the second division since 2004, they have never won the Copa del Rey let alone competed for honours in La Liga (the closest being a fourth place finish way back in 1963). This is no sleeping giant like Valencia for example, who attracted their own takeover back in 2014 and were an obvious target for investors.But look closer and Ronaldo has done his homework. What Valladolid do have is the 26,500 capacity José Zorrilla stadium – bigger than nine other grounds in the league including Villarreal. More importantly, they have a dedicated fanbase prepared to fill that home. All but one fifth of the seats have been taken up by season ticket holders for the forthcoming competitive year, with 1,500 of those left reserved for public sale, and the rest going to sponsors, VIPs and away fans. Valladolid could have filled the whole thing: even more supporters are willing to cough up the cash to come along, there is a waiting list for those who want one of the rare season ticket slots, and there has long been talk of increasing the capacity to meet demand. silverware REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 RANKED last_img read more