Marc Gasol returns in a big way in the victory of the Raptors and Juancho takes the duel of the Hernangómez

first_imgThe pivot shared ownership in the inside game with his compatriot Serge Ibaka, who left very similar numbers, in Raptors who already have all their healthy fundamental men and who took advantage of it to add a worked victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.With Norman Powell (23) as the top scorer, up to six players from the Canadian team achieved at least 15 points and neutralized the scoring of the Dennis Schroder (25) and Danilo Gallinari (23). After going all the game in tow, the Thunder got to three points in the absence of 2:39 (119-122), but Toronto tightened its defense in the decisive plays and aborted the attempt to come back.Clearer was the victory of the Nuggets against the Hornets, party in which the two brothers Hernangómes had their chance. Willy played 11 minutes in which he contributed 5 points and 6 rebounds, while Juancho (0/3) was left without scoring in almost 18.Despite the injury of his star Jamal Murray, who had to leave the game due to a sprained ankle, Denver did not suffer to win with substitute Michael Porter Jr. (19) as the main offensive reference, while Terry Rozier (20) led The attack of the visitors.–SPANISH PLAYER STATISTICS.MARC GASOL: 15 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal.SERGE IBAKA: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.WILLY HERNANGÓMEZ: 5 points and 6 rebounds.JUANCHO HERNANGÓMEZ: 3 rebounds and 1 assist. The Spanish pivot Marc Gasol has returned to the activity in the NBA after overcoming his muscular injury contributing 15 points, the same as Serge Ibaka, to the Toronto Raptors victory over Oklahoma City Thunder (121-130), while Juancho has surpassed to Willy in the duel of brothers Hernangómez, with the triumph of Denver Nuggets against Charlotte Hornets (100-86).A month and 12 games after being injured against Detroit Pistons, Gasol returned to action leaving good feelings, as he played 32 minutes in which he was accurate in the shot (6/9 with 3/4 in triples) and also contributed 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Photo: Reuterscenter_img The Sant Boi scored 15 points, gave 6 assists and took 5 reboundsSerge Ibaka also presented good numbers with 15 + 6 + 1Willy (5 points and 6 rebounds) falls on Juancho (3 rebounds and 1 assist)last_img read more

Mundo Deportivo: Braithwaite, another option for the nine

first_imgBarça is waiting at this time to receive the approval of the Medical Commissions of LaLiga and the FEF at the time of discharge estimated by the azulgranas doctors after the injury of Dembélé. As soon as this approval is final, Barça will accelerate its efforts. Braithwaite, a player who can act as a striker but also fall to the band, appears by surprise at the casting. He has played 24 league games this course and scored six goals. In the Cup he played three games and scored two goals.For Leganés, a team that fights for permanence, the blow would be very hard because he has just lost En Nesiry, who left transferred to Seville. Raised in Esbjerg, he went through Toulouse until he was bought by the Middlesbrough. As reported on Monday Sports world, Martin Braithwaite, Leganés striker, is another of the strikers who interest Barça to occupy the long-term leave of Ousmane Dembélé. International with Denmark on 39 occasions, the fastest point joins a list in which Angel, Roger, Budimir, Loren and Lucas Pérez were already there. Its clause is 20 million euros. The Leganés, after the sale of En Nesiry, is not willing to release the player, so he would refer to the clause.last_img read more

Tadic on Getafe: “They go beyond the limit if necessary”

first_imgThey have not seated the words of Dusan Tadic in the preview of Getafe-Ajax this Thursday among the Azulona fans. The captain once again insisted on the fame of the aggressive team Bordalás and, after playing with Waalwijk (Tadic scored a penalty) the captain valued the Madrid’s style of play: “They are warriors. They compete for each ball and really give it their all. They are physically very strong and go beyond the limit if necessary. ”Mainly, he says it for the match against Barça this weekend that he used to get an idea of ​​his next rivals. “Getafe is a very strong team, I saw them against Barcelona on Saturday. They lost 2-1, but it could have been 2-2. To be honest, they deserved a draw ”praised the Serbian.“They dare to push hard, even at Camp Nou. Sometimes they don’t even let the goalkeeper keep possession. We have to prepare very well for Thursday ”, continued commenting on the strategy of Getafe. But it also has the formula to harm them: “If they pressure us in our own field, it is because they leave space in theirs. Therefore, we have to look for depth and move the fast ball from one side to another ”. In addition, he is confident of going round. “It will not be easy, but we are the Ajax. We have to qualify, we want to get very far in this Europa League ”. His partner Van de Beek also resorted to the same ideas: “It is a team that dared to press Barcelona. They have a very physical game. We will have to have a good plan. ” “I hope we can repeat such a beautiful night”, said the midfielder, remembering the 1-4 with which they eliminated Real Madrid last season.Ten Hag himself admitted that they have to improve to win this Thursday and that “He is a fantastic rival, they are third in the League for something.”“Valencia dried Ajax with similar pressure, Ten Hag will have to prove that he learned from that defeat”, can be read in the tactical analysis of one of the websites specialized in Ajax and in a debate in US the commentators did not hesitate: “Getafe is the favorite, without a doubt”. A clash of styles that every football fan is looking forward to enjoying.last_img read more

Uva, UEFA vice president: “We will stop football only if the situation degenerates”

first_imgMichele Uva, UEFA vice presidentHe said Tuesday that the European competitions, including the June European Championship, they will be interrupted only if the coronavirus emergency “degenerates” and that the body that manages European football is in a “waiting phase”, and in constant contact with the governments of the various countries.“We are in a waiting phase, we are waiting for all countries. Football must follow the indications it receives for the various countries. We try not to stop the competition“, said Uva in an interview with the Italian national radio station ‘Rai Radio 1 Sport’.“The development of competitions will be interrupted only if the situation degenerates“said the vice president of UEFA.The 2020 Eurocup will be organized in 12 different countries and will hold the opening match precisely in Italy, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. In total, there will be three games of the group stage in Rome, in addition to a quarter-final.Europe and Italy in particular live moments of emergency because of the coronavirus, which caused seven deaths and more than 280 infected in recent days in several regions of the north of the country. In this context, the Italian Government approved the Italian Football Federation to play matches in the affected areas behind closed doors. After four league games were postponed last week, several meetings of the next day, including the classic Juventus-Inter will be played without audiences for security reasons.Inter himself will be the first team to play without an audience in the Europa League, receiving the Ludogorets on Thursday in San Siro in the round of the round of 16.Grape also referred to the penalty recently inflicted by the UEFA Financial Control Committee at Manchester City, with thirty million euros of fine and the exclusion of European international competitions during the next two seasons.“We await the decision of the Sports Arbitration Court. The European rules are almost never similar to the national ones and UEFA is working so that some European rules also become mandatory in the leagues“, he said, when analyzing the possibility of canceling the national trophies won by the English team in the period (2012-2016) for which he was punished.last_img read more

Competition does not forgive Rodrygo: the Classic will be lost

first_imgRodrygo will be very expensive his expulsion for double yellow in the duel between Real Madrid Castilla and San Sebastián de los Reyes. The sanction imposed on the Brazilian still stands, after what the alternate competition judge has dismissed the appeal that the white team presented so that he could be present in the duel against Barcelona. The appeals have not prospered and the young forward meringue He will not be present on the Bernabéu lawn in the Sunday classic.Rodrygo saw the second yellow after an incident he had with Xabier Irureta, goalkeeper of San Sebastián de los Reyes. The goal was addressed to him with a hostile attitude after he scored the second goal, The Brazilian reacted by celebrating 2-0 in his face. The referee of the clash showed the yellow card for the second time to the player dressed in white, which meant that he left for the booth before the end of the match. The competition decision is synthesized in the maintenance of sanction match for the Brazilian, who cannot play against Barça nor Nor can Raúl count on him for the duel of Castilla in Pontevedra. Further, Real Madrid will have to pay a fine of 45 euros. Something higher is that of Rodrygo, which must be paid 185.A match with David López, Cucurella, Nyom and JordanThe Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) imposed this Wednesday a penalty game for players David López (Espanyol), for double reprimands last day, Marc Cucurella and Allan Nyom (Getafe) and Juan Jordan (Sevilla), these for accumulation of reprimands.In Second Division they will also meet a sanction match, José Mari Martín (Cádiz), expelled by violent attitude the last day, and Gaku Shibasaki (Deportivo) for double warning.The accumulation of admonitions will also miss the next day the players Gerard Valentín (Lugo), Alberto Noguera (Numancia), Cristobal Márquez (Fuenlabrada), Gonzalo Caicedo and Ramón Folch (Elche), Enrique Márquez and Roberto Olabe (Extremadura), Pedro Alcalá (Girona), Adrián González (Málaga), Alejandro Catena (Rayo Vallecano), Cristian Fernández and Damiano Grippo (Oviedo), Javier Galán (Huesca) and Martín Mantovani (UD Las Palmas).last_img read more

MBU to face sanctions

first_imgMontego Bay United FC (MBU) will face sanctions for their absence from yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) weekly press conference at Red Stripe Hospitality Lounge, Spanish Town Road. The finalists, Portmore United FC and MBU, were invited, but only Portmore’s representatives turned up. Chairman of MBU Orville Powell is holding firm that his club will not contest Sunday’s final if the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) continues to insist that the game will kick-off at 4 p.m. “We continue to protest. We are protesting. They (the PFAJ) continue to disrespect people. We are also stakeholders as clubs. I will not take the field on Sunday at 4 p.m. If they don’t compromise, we won’t compromise,” Powell told The Gleaner when contacted yesterday morning. General manager of the Premier League Clubs’ Association (PLCA) Andrew Price said yesterday that MBU would be sanctioned for not attending the weekly press conference. “This is a part of the rules and regulations of the body … so if a club is not here, they will be sanctioned,” Price said during the press conference. The PFAJ is responsible for taking decisions on match dates and kick-off times. The RSPL final will be aired live on TVJ and SportsMax. It will also be on CNTV in America and Canada.last_img read more

Top international coach wants to help rebuild T&T netball

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A leading international coach has expressed an interest in assisting the Trinidad and Tobago team in their attempt to dominate world netball, the country’s netball chief has disclosed.Dr Patricia Butcher, the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association says former Australian netball and New Zealand assistant coach, Vickie Wilson is interested in becoming technical director for netball in T&T.Dr Butcher and Wilson discussed the idea on the margins of the 14th Netball World Cup which concluded in Sydney Australia on Sunday.”So while in Australia my discussions were with people like Vickie Wilson, a former top Australian netball captain and player, who served as the assistant coach of the New Zealand team at the just concluded World Cup,” Dr Butcher disclosed.”She is willing to come down here and assist us.”Trinidad and Tobago, led by Joelisa Cooper, placed ninth in the 16-team tournament while the highest placed finishers from the Caribbean were Jamaica who secured fourth spot.Australia emerged the champions, beating New Zealand in the final.”Our team possesses the necessary netball talent to get back at the top, but the association does not even have the technical person that can take us there,” said the netball association president.”I’m not saying this to pull down anyone in T&T, but if we as a sport have to advance in terms of modern and scientific techniques, we need assistance at the highest level”.last_img read more

VCB: Thompson has bright future

first_imgBEIJING, China: Jamaican sprinting star Veronica Campbell-Brown took time out to encourage 2015 IAAF World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson after yesterday’s final inside the Bird’s Nest. Campbell-Brown, who finished third in 21.97 behind Thompson, 21.66 and Dafne Schippers, 12.63, believes Thompson, a debutante at this level of competition, has a bright future in the sport. “The key for her is to be mentally tough, take care of her body, eat right, train tight, stay positive. Don’t worry don’t stress and continue to work hard because the sky is the limit,” said Campbell-Brown, who made her first senior team as an 18 year-old at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “It’s all in the head because no matter how hard you train, if you’re not focused right you cannot execute what you put in training. Campbell-Brown added the importance of Thompson’s development noting that the country must continue to develop and expose its athletes so that the country’s tradition of success can continue. “I am so proud of her,” said. Campbell-Brown. “It’s good for Jamaica that you have youngsters coming up because we have to keep it going. We have a history of great sprinters so its important that we keep it going and I’m just happy for her.” – A.L.last_img read more

Apprentice Harvey steals show with triple at Caymanas Park

first_imgApprentice rider Bebeto Harvey highlighted the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association (URTA) meet at Caymanas Park yesterday with three winners, including the 43-1 outsider PRINCESS SALLEMA for trainer Rowan Mathie in the eighth race, confined to apprentices over the straight five course. Harvey, a past student of Waterford High who started riding on September 26 after graduation from the Jockeys’ School, became only the second apprentice from the latest batch of 17 to ride a triple. Linton Steadman holds the distinction of doing so twice, the more recent on the November 14 Superstakes Day programme. Harvey booted home SIK THE BISMARK at 9-5 for trainer Victor Williams in the fourth race over 1300 metres, followed by GANJA MAN at 12-1 for dreadlocked trainer Terrence McWhinney in the sixth race over the straight for maiden three-year-olds and PRINCESS SALLEMA, who held on by three-quarter length from the fast-finishing 2-1 favourite TERRA MARIQUE. Harvey, who is apprenticed to big-race trainer Richard Azan, could not contain his glee. “Having ridden two winners on a programme prior to today, I was looking forward to my first triple and had a feeling it would come today,” he said. “However, after winning aboard the first two, I was looking to the highly fancied Our Creation to close it out in the seventh race, not knowing it would come aboard the outsider Princess Sallema. “For me, it’s a marvellous feeling and I will continue to work hard to maintain my fitness level and weight,” added the promising 20-year-old. MARVELLOUS FEELINGlast_img read more

Two major eligibility changes for 2016 Diamond Mile

first_img BIG MONEY UP FOR GRABS Last year, the winner, subsequent ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM, received a record $6.5 million, while lucrative purse money was paid to the first 10 past the post, an unprecedented move. In addition, a commemorative trophy valued at $500,000 donated by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission will be won outright by the owner of the winner, while the winning trainer, jockey, breeder and groom will also receive trophies. The launch, though put on this early for a race scheduled to be run in December, attracted the top executives from related entities, including Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited; Paul Hoo, chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited and Gary Peart, chairman of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission who conceived the idea for the Diamond Mile in the summer of last year. In a brief address, Peart said: “The BG&LC is pleased to report on the highly successful inaugural staging of the Diamond Mile , held just seven weeks ago, on Saturday, December 5, 2015, exceeded all expectations. The main objectives of the event were to stimulate growth of the racing sector, to increase revenue for the Government of Jamaica and to attract new target groups to racing, thereby also creating a positive cultural shift for the racing community and I am happy to report we achieved all of that and more. “The record for the highest handle ($66 million) for any one race was broken, so too the record for the most money spent on any one race, despite the fact that the inaugural Diamond Mile was held against competing high-profile events. “The turnout was excellent and all guests enjoyed themselves thoroughly,” said Peart, who disclosed that plans are in the pipeline of creating a five-year plan for the Diamond Mile including a week-long festival of racing. – O.C. Two major changes have been made for the second running of the $13.9 million Diamond Mile to be run on Saturday, December 10 this year. This was announced at the recent launch by CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, following consultations with racing stakeholders and the organisers of the event, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission and corporate sponsors, including Supreme Ventures Limited. The organisers were responding to concerns among owners and trainers that last year’s inaugural running on December 5 saw the omission of a number of good horses who, despite their form, did not have the requisite lifetime earnings to force their way in the field (first 16). These horses include the Caymanas Invitational Mile winner PHINEAS, Caribbean Sprint Champion POKER STAR, as well as CAMPESINO and the vastly improved filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN. This has prompted two major conditional changes going forward. First of these is that the winners of the Jamaica Derby, the Superstakes, Caribbean Sprint Championship and Invitational Mile will get automatic entry into the race. The second change is that instead of lifetime earnings, the other horses will earn their place based on their year-to-date earnings from January 1, 2016 to December 3. Earnings gained from claiming races will not be considered. This year the race will offer a record $13.9 million (US$115,000) which represents an increase over last year’s purse due mainly to the movement of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar.last_img read more