In a statement, the Blues say “some high-jinks between Ioane and another player at the small gathering at a private residence, resulted in the Blues winger receiving a knock above his eye which was treated with medical glue at a local A&E clinic.””We were just poking fun at each other. It’s not serious and I’ve apologised to my team-mates and the club,” said Ioane.Blues CEO Michael Redman said the club will check on the incident this week to determine if there were any breaches of team protocol.Ioane is now in camp with the All Blacks ahead of the first Test against France at Eden Park next Saturday.
Team Vanuatu athletes on the western side of the stands broke into dancing to Moses song.Everyone was amazed at the performance of the three Polynesian dancers on stage.Manus Paluai Suksuk group later joined the Polynesian team in a combine performance on stage. It was a mixture of Melanesian and Polynesian beat.
Enrique Setién Solar (Santander, 09-27-1958) is 61 years old the opportunity of his life. His way of watching football is Very tasteful of Can BarçaSetien was without a team since his tumultuous departure last summer of Betis. In a hard statement the coach recalled in his goodbye the club verdiblanco “disrespect, insults and contempt received” by the fans of Betis, which in the end ended up tired of the peculiar idiosyncrasy of the coach after a hopeful start. From hero to villain. In part, this has always been Setien’s fate wherever it has passed.Very tasteful to deliver the ball to the player to enjoy, as he said in an interview in The Coaches’ Voice; to bet on the precious, brave game; with image of dialogue and calm manager of costumes .. and egos. Features to take into account in the local costumes of the Camp Nou. Admirer of Johan Cruyff and Luis Aragonés. His marked personality combines very well with his second, Eder Sarabia. His duel with Jesus GilTheir relationship with the highest instances have never been the most suitable. Being a player of Athletic (1985-1988) were more than commented his disagreements with President Jesús Gil y Gil, with innumerable tone outputs on both sides that reproached each other continuously. “ANDI am disappointed with what happens in this club, with the president … “. He was an athletic hero but he finished villain. “When I played I already had a permanent conflict with the coaches, they did not interpret the game as I wanted, “Setien said years after his time as a player. “It’s a luxury to have agreed with Messi” Quique Setién His career on the benches did not have his chance in Primera until the campaign 2015-2016, when he was commissioned to lead Las Palmas. Before he enjoyed his best stage on the bench Lugo (2009-2015), a team that took in Second B and managed to ascend to Second although his goodbye of the Galician team was marked by a clash with the Lucense president, Tino Saqués. He then became a fashion technician for his soccer taste, his calm analysis in the press room and for his good words always for the rival. Although in recent times you will be remembered for your darts to Simeone or to Bordalás: “I told Cholo that I don’t like how his team plays. There are teams that I have seen that they have rushed a 1-0 until the end without leaving back there and in the end they have conceded the goal of the tie. I prefer to play differently“. 100% philosophy Setién. That has always been characterized by saying what he thinks and not hiding. His first experience as a coach, already late with 43 years, he had in the Racing of Santander in 2001 for the one who played in two different stages after his career in Atlético de Madrid and the Logroñés. He hung his boots in 1997 in the ranks of the Levant. After getting the promotion of Racing First did not continue in El Sardinero. He had short experiences in the Ejido Sports Center, Logroñéseven the selection of Equatorial Guinea. He was in the pools to be a national coach after the World Cup in Russia, but had a contract in Heliopolis. Has directed 144 matches in First with Las Palmas and Betis and their balance is: 53 wins, 29 draws and 62 losses. He is the last coach who has managed to win at the Camp Nou: Betis 3-4 on November 11, 2018.CARLOS DIAZ RECIO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Setién and Messi.CARLOS DIAZ RECIO (DAILY AS) “It’s a luxury to have agreed with Messi”, he threw Setién flowers on which he will now be his player, after an Argentine hat-trick at Villamarín (1-4). In what have been countless praise uttered: “Barça’s second goal is cartoon”, “I’ve seen players do wonderful things but not with the balance and continuity of Messi, for 12-14 years active. I don’t know if Pele, but nobody has achieved that. “A good cover letter for the culé fan.As if that were not enough … and more in the Camp Nou, his last directed match ended in Betis victory in the Bernabeu against Real Madrid de Zidane (0-2). In Barcelona everything counts.
“It was a tough battle, she played very well and that’s why I needed to raise my level to take the game,” said the tennis player after the conclusion of the match.The bad sensations experienced during the first set of the first round in which the Hispano-Venezuelan suffered the aftermath of the febrile condition he suffered last week vanished.He rounded a first set at a high pace and with powerful shots that reminded the version that crowned both Wimbledon and Roland Garros after starting with a break below.His rival was re-engaged in a crash driven by a tier that mostly encouraged the Australian and tied the game to one.However, Muguruza, who reached the knockout stages in the last edition, resumed the good feelings of the first round to get the game to the rest with the 4-3 favorable, which would later mean the achievement of the match.The main Spanish hope could face in the next round the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, fifth seed, who will face the American Lauren Davis on Thursday. Beat Tomljanovic in two hours and three sets: 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3His rival in the third round will be the winner of Svitolina-Davis The Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza passed a level test at the Australian Open after overcoming the demanding meeting that local Ajla Tomljanovic raised and won by a tight 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3 in a match that reached two Hours and twenty minutes. Photo: Reuters
In order to balance competitions, the RFEF also presents a plan of three or four seasons view to ensure that the groups of Second B, Third and lower categories remain in the same way as today. The protocol also applies to women’s football, futsal and all youth categories.. In addition, it is studied how to finish the minor categories, although studies and health will always be above the calendar and its definitive closure for this season is not ruled out.By last, The RFEF guarantees that it will maintain the existing Mixed Commission to give full guarantee to non-professional soccer players and to also provide ease of payment to the clubs. In addition, as explained by the federal body in its statement, the Salary Guarantee Fund will double to correct any unsuspected situation that may arise around this crisis. Luis Rubiales has made a proposal based on an end to the express championship with no more regular season matches, with playoffs and no relegation. The break of non-professional football is a serious problem for the Second B and Third clubs, which not only lose a significant amount of income, but also face an uncertain end of season with the need to play a Playoff that, under normal conditions , drags the competition until the beginning of July. For this reason, ProLiga sent a letter to the RFEF in search of answers and today the body has presented its alternative.The RFEF, through a press release on its website, has reported that it has contacted the territorial federations after the meeting held with the CSD and has made an innovative proposal. There would be an express promotion mechanism through the usual Playoff, but eliminating the round trip, to leave it in a single match. In this way, they would remain promotions guaranteed promised at the beginning of the season. The remaining days would not be played. However, the competition would change as Luis Rubiales also adds the suppression of declines.
Robert Moreno, Spanish coach of Monaco, He said this Wednesday that his time as coach, in which he classified Spain for the Eurocup, served him, above the controversial final that he had, to demonstrate to himself that he was “ready to lead any team.”Moreno made no secret that he had a bad time when Luis Enrique’s return was made official. “As soon as I left the team, the initial impact was strong due to the situation I had to live in. Those days I tried to isolate myself with my family. I did not hear anything, nor did I read the press for all the things that were published. All the lies that they were saying about me “, he stated in ‘The Coaches Voice’.Robert, however, drew positive conclusions from his time in the national team: “It served to demonstrate to myself that I was ready to coach any team because if you coach the Spanish team, you can coach any team. There are the best players “From the moment he took office and was first coach for the first time in his career, he felt “the responsibility of being the one who makes the last decisions” and “the person who leads a human group.”“Above all, I have to thank the players for their behavior. They made everything very easy. They already knew all the ‘staff’ and knew what to expect. We talked about it clearly in the first talk. The way of working that we had always had was very consensual. And so it would continue. Ideas belong to everyone. Everything is talked about, “he said.The changesIt was the moment in which he introduced news regarding the work of Luis Enrique, who detailed: “From that moment, yes it happened to be me. I tried to develop new ideas, for example making the line of three with interiors, keeping a structure a little more fixed, a different occupation of spaces. But following the great lines that we had until that moment “. The biggest changes in his life were accused by Robert Moreno “outside the dressing room”, where reveals that the Federation asked him to make himself known. “Life changes you a lot when you become a coach. When I assumed the position, one of the first things I complained about was not appearing in the media, out of respect for the whole situation that had been lived up to that moment, but the Federation asked to do it, “he said.“You are a coach. We need people to know you. They asked me to do so and I did so. The entire media part, which for me until then was non-existent, came to play an important role. Somehow, I had to introduce myself to people and I began to live with all that. People recognize you on the street, you have to make decisions that you were not used to making, you appear in the media to give interviews. I tried to manage it as naturally as always, “he stressed.The most positive part of his adventure as coach, he assured, was to make his “passion” come true “and start his career as head coach in a unique position:” It was a wonderful thing that I tried to enjoy to the fullest. It is a position charged with responsibility, for all that involved having to qualify the selection for the European Championship. ““In the end we were able to develop it very successfully. The results and the game are there. I am very proud. Many times we take it for granted that qualifying for a great championship is easy, but football is increasingly difficult. Rodrigo’s goal in the last minute, which already involved qualifying, was an explosion of enormous joy for all the responsibility they had given me, but also before those who had doubted me and my preparation, “he said.
4x100m final Jamaica had mixed fortune on last Saturday’s final night of competition at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. The women picked up two relay silver medals, while the men failed in two bids to add to the tally. Jamaica finished fourth in track and field with eight medals – three gold, three silver and two bronze. Overall, the country picked up nine medals. Alia Atkinson won a silver in swimming. The women’s sprint relay team clocked 42.68 to finish behind the United States, who won in a Games record 42.58. The winners erased the 42.62 set by Jamaica in 1999. Canada were third in 43.01. The members of the Jamaican quartet were Samantha Henry-Robinson, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert, and Simone Facey. Jamaica also finished behind the United States in the women’s 4x400m. They clocked 3:27.27, with the winners crossing the line in 3:25.68. Canada took bronze in a season’s best 3:27.74. The Jamaican quartet was Anastasia Leroy, Verone Chambers, Chrisann Gordon, and Bobbgaye Wilkins. Jamaica failed to finish in the men’s 4x100m final. Anchor-leg runner Sheldon Mitchell and third-leg man Bernado Brady failed to exchange the baton. There was some drama here. After a brilliant second leg from sprint double champion AndrÈ DeGrasse, Canada crossed the line first but were later disqualified after an infringement by their lead-off runner. He stepped on the line just before handing over, and was penalised after Trinidad and Tobago protested. The United States were awarded the race in 38.27, with Brazil getting second in 38.60 and Trinidad promoted to third in 38.69. Jamaica had a poor start in the men’s 4x400m and were always playing catch up. They ended sixth in 3:01.97. Trinidad’s Machel Cedenio ran a blinder on the anchor leg for his team, bringing them from out of the medals to gold medal in a season’s best 2:59.60. It was also a season’s best for runners-up Cuba in 2:59.84, while the United States took third in 3:00.21.
A tough, yet successful season now behind him, sprinting supremo Usain Bolt will today take his first steps towards a dominant 2016 season, with the Rio Olympic Games and a new 200m world record topping his ‘to-do’ list.The 17-time Olympic and World champion and double sprint world-record holder said he is looking forward to again squaring off with all his rivals, including American Justin Gatlin, as well as returning training partner Yohan Blake.Bolt, who reported to the Racers Track Club training base at the University of the West Indies yesterday – in pouring rain to kick off his background sessions – shared the highlights of his vacation, the drive going forward and ambition to lower his 19.19 world record in the 200m, during a chat with The Gleaner.In high spirits after a series of promotional appearances featuring the popular syndicated US TV show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Bolt and his clubmates were later given the day off by coach Glen Mills, due to the inclement weather. It is, however, clear that the sprinter’s head is in the right place – his job is not done.”I’m just happy to be back, I’ve been looking forward to it. I enjoyed my vacation, but it’s really good to be back in training,” said Bolt.”I am looking forward to the next season. It’s the Olympics, so I know that this will be one of the toughest seasons for me, and I am happy that I could finish the last season injury free – which is key – so I can go into the season fit and ready, and I can push myself to the limit,” Bolt added.”It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be exciting because I really want to do extremely well at this one and push the barrier. So I am looking forward to it,” added Bolt.The big Jamaican recovered from a suspect start to the season to successfully defend his sprint titles at the World Championships in Beijing this summer, winning the 200m in 19.55 seconds – his fifth-fastest time in the event.more left in the tankStill, he is convinced there’s a lot more left in the tank and confident that, given the right circumstances, he will break the 19-second barrier.”The 200m world record is one of my major goals, and one of my toughest. It’s going to be hard to find the right day and the perfect race to get this, but I really want to run under 19 seconds. I, personally, think I can do it, and so does my coach, so it’s just about putting in the work and finding the perfect time to do it,” Bolt said, noting his anticipation of an increasingly competitive season.”I live for competition. It’s one of the joys to go out there to compete against the best because when you beat the best, it shows that you are the greatest. I look forward to my teammate, Yohan Blake, coming back; I’m looking forward to the competition. It should be fun, and it makes the sport much more exciting,” said Bolt.Bolt is looking to win gold medals in the 100m and 200m at three straight Olympic Games.
THE Jamaican Jockey Agents Association, led by President Donovan Wilson, has joined the jockeys, grooms and Jamaica Racehorse Trainers associations in dismissing claims of affiliation to either of the two bidders involved in Government’s divestment of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL).The agents, who solicit rides on behalf of jockeys – liaising with trainers – are recognised and licensed by the Jamaica Racing Commission.In a press release signed by Wilson, the agents association said it “endorses the position taken by the racehorse trainers association, the grooms’ association and the Jamaica Jockeys’ Association, as specified in their press release, regarding the neutrality of all associations in relation to the current bid for divestment”.”We also stand with them in their declared stance not to endorse or support any action that involves the sale of any asset or land owned by CTL,” the agents’ release stated.Over a week ago, the trainers, jockeys and grooms issued a joint press release, declaring their neutrality in the process while stating they were “totally against” any proposed sale involving any of Caymanas Park’s 196 acres on which the horse-racing plant operates in Portmore, St Catherine.SAFEGUARDING LIVELIHOODThe jockeys’ agents, in their release, further stated that Government should include a clause to guard against any long-term closure of the racetrack.”We implore that a clause be placed within the divestment negotiations that guarantee that, in the event that local racing ceases to be held at the CTL racetrack for a period of more than three months, that the lease of the property would be voided and the property revert to the control of the Jamaican government,” the release added.This clause, Wilson said, would safeguard his members’ livelihood.”My membership is involved in a very specific profession and they can only earn their living if local racing is functioning. This is similar to the other membership of the other unions, i.e. jockeys, racehorse trainers and grooms.”The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is in receipt of bids from two entities expressing an interest in acquiring state-run horse-racing promoting company, CTL.The bids were received from Caymanas Racing and Entertainment Limited and Supreme Ventures Limited, following the bid opening exercise at DBJ, on Friday, September 18.Caymanas Racing and Entertainment Limited comprises a number of stakeholders at Caymanas Park, including noted horsemen and investors Michael Bernard, Richard Lake and trainer Richard Azan.The DBJ and Caymanas Track Limited Enterprise Team (CTLET) are overseeing the privatisation process on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Planning.It is anticipated that the evaluation will be completed this month, after which the preferred bidder will be recommended by CTLET to the Ministry of Finance and Planning and to Cabinet for approval.
The 18th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run will bring New Kingston alive this morning when more than 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will turn out in support of the event’s 2016 charities: Jamaica Cancer Society, Black River Hospital’s Paediatric Unit and children with cancer across the island.The 5K road race has maintained its focus to unite Jamaicans to raise funds for one cause – charity. While numerous child and health-care facilities have benefited from over $160 million raised in its history, the 2016 charities have seen the largest monetary target yet – $50m.”We continue to welcome donations as we must ensure that the beneficiaries receive the necessary and life saving equipment and supplies,” Ingrid Card, vice-president of group marketing at Sagicor, said ahead of today’s event.Competitors will participate in a 6:45 a.m. warm-up session in Emancipation Park with Karelle Ashley of Jamfit, while comedian Elva Ruddock will take the reins on Knutsford Boulevard at the start line. A 7:27 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. start time has been set for wheelchair and run categories, respectively. The walk segment will commence approximately 15 minutes after.Participants have been urged to plan to arrive in New Kingston, well ahead of the 7:30 a.m. start time to avoid road closures as well as to park and warm up for what is now largest road race in the Caribbean.