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first_imgFrom that Espanyol, who until the derby added 12 goals in favor and only two against after defeating Getafe (3-1), Alavés (1-0), Osasuna (1-0), Levante (2-1), Málaga (1-0), Hercules (3-0) and Sporting (1-0 ), It happens to the current one, that after nine home games he hasn’t won one, and has only been able to score against Getafe (1-1) and Betis (2-2). The numbers are chilling: d27 points, seven goals scored and 20 received. And colista. Unlike what is happening this season, when Espanyol has signed the worst home start In its 85 seasons of participation in LaLiga, the start at home of the 2010-11 season, with Mauricio Pochettino in command, was little less than magical. With seven wins, no draw and no defeat Espanyol was planted in December. A full 21 points out of 21 in Cornellà-El Prat that took him up in the classification to fourth place after 14 days, with 28 points. And so, on December 18, 2010, Barcelona landed to break the streak, with a painful 1-5 (double of Pedro and Villa, goals of Xavi and Osvaldo) that would truncate the winning rhythm already in the remainder of the season. And, as then, Now it is Barcelona that arrives in CornellàWho knows if with the broken mirror of what happened a decade ago it becomes the first parakeet victory of this entire League at home.center_img There is no streak in Cornellà-El Prat, which has long exceeded the threshold of a decade of operation, better than the one that occurred precisely ten years ago. In 2010. And, by the path that it takes, it will be as difficult to match as necessary to approach it so that the aspirations of permanence of Espanyol are real. The almighty Barcelona can invest tonight that record, which ended precisely against the Catalans.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Kingdom of León, with capacity for 13,346 spectators, will record a great entry and will most likely be filled. The first 2,200 were sold on Thursday. Today in a similar or greater number. The lines were endless. The Kingdom of León returned to dawn this morning with a tingle of people in its surroundings. Long lines with one objective: an entry for the Leonesa-Atlético Cultural of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey (Thursday 23, 21:00). The club started selling only for members two days ago. As of Monday, non-subscribers can acquire them. Prices, between 30 and 30 euros for subscribers and between 30 and 50 for those who do not.See Atlético, who hasn’t played in León since 2003, when also in the Copa del Rey he won 0-1 thanks to a goal from Torres (“when he was a child”, which titled an article this morning one of the newspapers in the city, the León’s Diary), is one of its great claims. Cultural itself, another, second in Group II of Second B with 41 points, one of the Logroñés, which has been advancing in the Copa del Rey with goals (3-0 to Las Rozas), heroic and goals in the last minute (against Huesca, 2-1, in the previous round). last_img read more

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first_imgDavid Clanachan, president of the CPL, and Jeff Hunt, a Canadian sports figure, also participated in the act of welcoming Atlético, who in his adventure in Ottawa He will play his matches at TD Place Stadium. In addition, he released his accounts on social networks, @Atleti_Ottawa. As an anecdote, the mayor of Ottawa designated February 11 as ‘Athletic Day’. In addition, the new club officially announced that its coach will be Mista, former player of Atlético himself and Valencia among others. The team will start competing in April. Atlético Ottawa is already a reality and in the capital of Canada they celebrate it. ANDMayor Jim Watson made an official reception for the club rojiblanco, whose delegation was headed by CEO Gil Marín, accompanied by Fernando López, responsible for international expansion. Atlético has bought a license to compete in the Canadian Premier League, which will begin its second edition in April.last_img read more

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first_imgHalftime. Presence News. ESPN. In the last hours there are many media in Mexico that speculate on that possibility: Can Raúl Jiménez return to Atlético? The performance of the striker at Wolverhampton this season can only be counted between compliments and exclamations: He has participated in 32 goals in 42 games. 22 made them, 10 gave them. 13 of his goals have been in the Premier League, which leads him to seventh place in the list of top scorers, four of Vardy and Aubameyang, who head with 17, three of Agüero (16), two of Salah and Ings (15) and one of Rashford (14). His 13 are the same as Mané, for example, for Liverpool. Struck by a lack of historical goal, with only 44 points after having played 26 league games (Simeone’s worst brand; the last one had nine more, which were 17 in 2017-18 and 2013-14, the best at this point with Cholo) and without having incorporated into the winter market what Simeone so requested: Cavani and his goals. Injuries in his ‘trident’, especially that of Diego Costa, forced to go through the operating room for a cervical disc herniation, forced. Morata with 10 goals, Correa with 17, João Félix with five and Saúl with four are his scorers. Diego Costa has two. Raúl Jiménez’s goals in England are like stabs. The words of Miguel Ángel GilWhy Raúl Jiménez’s performance in the two seasons he has been in the Wolves has increased to 48 million euros, according to the specialized page Transfermartk. When he was in Atlético, 2014-15 season, it was 10 million. The forward remained only one year, which was the first of Griezmann and Mandzukic, with the return of Fernando Torres in January. A year in which he barely left: one goal and two assists in 28 games, 0.03 per game, far from 0.52 in the Wolverhampton this season. “It’s true that Atlético is going very fast, it makes them hurt on the road and Raúl is surely one of them “, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín recognized a few days ago in the Sport Summit Mexico 2020. Speculation yesterday went further in the country. TMes_news He was already reporting that Atlético has the striker among his wishes for next season.last_img read more

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first_imgFor him Real Madrid it would not be anything strange to play at home in a stadium other than Santiago Bernabeu. The Whites have played six games exercising with local status in fields other than the Coliseum of the Castilian: two in the League and four others in European competitions. In the league we must go back to 1982 when the whites played against Las palmas (1-0, goal of Camacho) at Rico Pérez from Alicante. It was disputed there due to a series of incidents that had occurred on the occasion of a Classic: García de Loza, collegiate of the match, did not want to point out a clear penalty Gerardo to Isidro in the 7th minute. In addition, in the second half, he sent off the Real Madrid Bonet and Metgod. At the end of the match, a rain of pads fell on the field. After the game, the referee explained: “It was not a penalty. If you see that it was a penalty on television, I cut my head off.” And … Yes. Television showed that there had been maximum penalty. García de Loza tried to rectify saying that he could not call a penalty so early in such an important match: he went three months without refereeing …The second time was in 1994. It was the debut of Vicente del Bosque on the Madrid bench. It was on day 28 of the league championship 1993-94. The whites defeated the Lightning at Calderón 5-2 in one of the last exhibitions of Prosinecki. The white coliseum was closed for a meeting when it received an orange ball Francisco Álvarez de la Cruz, line judge, during a Madrid-Tenerife (0-3) of the Copa del Rey. Europe. However, it has been in European competitions where Madrid has had to play more matches at home in distant stadiums. The first time was in the European Cup 1976-77. The altercations that occurred before the Bayern in the 1976 semifinals (a spectator jumped and assaulted Müller and to the referee Linemayr) ended that Madrid should play two games away from the Bernabéu. This is how he played against Stal Mielec at Luis Casanova from Valencia (1-0, Pirri) and before the Witches Belgian in The Rose Garden (0-0).The third time was in 1987. The Whites had to play against him Port again in Valencia (2-1), due to incidents in the 1987 semifinals, where Pfaff, goal of the Bavarian team, suffered a rain of objects. UEFA sanctioned Madrid by playing an empty game (Naples) and another far from Madrid. The Portuguese were measured in the Valencian countryside.The last time was in Seville, and as champion of Europe in 1998. After the scandal of the fallen goal against the Dortmund, had to play a game away from Madrid. He traveled to the Seville capital, to Sánchez Pizjuán, where he beat Inter Milan (2-0).last_img read more

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first_img“I always get in a good mood with him because I tell him that he has to have good memories of me being the first. As he saw us enter the hospital he told us: “What are you doing here if there is a game on the weekend?” We told him he needed company, but I think he was sending us home because he was unaware that it was such a serious thing. After that, he told us that he was going to make the most of life by putting music to the fullest in the car and enjoying watching the sea.. Iker has always been a great person and I am privileged to have shared so many moments. I learn a lot from him and he will always be my friend, “recalls Óliver.In addition, the attacker explained how he experienced the scare in the first person: “We were in training and Iker was not feeling well because of something I didn’t realizeBut I didn’t think it was going to be complicated either. At the end of the training, the doctor spoke with the staff and told us that he had a heart attack. At that moment something enters your body that leaves you very bad. Then I talked to Adrián and we were the first to go see him at the hospital. “ Óliver Torres has granted an interview to the Portuguese media O Jogo, in which he recalled how the heart attack suffered by Iker Casillas was lived in the Porto locker room. The now Sevilla footballer remembers the moment when they met again, since he was the first to go see him in the hospital with his partner Adrián. The goalkeeper, far from being low in morale, joked with them and even questioned them, in a humorous tone, they had gone and weren’t working on the weekend game.last_img read more

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first_imgExperienced campaigner Richard ‘Spoon’ McCallum has retired as goalkeeper of Red Stripe Premier League club Waterhouse FC. He is now acting general secretary at the Drewsland-based club. “I have retired because of personal reasons, to pursue a bachelors degree in production and operation,” said McCallum, who stood between the sticks at Waterhouse for 12 years, during an interview with The Gleaner yesterday. “The club was notified two months ago, and it is effective as at December 31, 2015,” he added. McCallum was approached to take up a position as general secretary, at the club because Felix Porter has vacated the post due to health reasons. “The club (Waterhouse) approached me to be acting general secretary, and I duly accepted the post,” McCallum informed. He said the players in the senior team at the club expressed regrets with him leaving at this time. “I spoke to the players, and some have expressed regrets and want me to delay the decision, but I have to think about life after football. I can’t continue to focus on goalkeeping and school at the same time,” McCallum said. McCallum also represented Invaders FC for one year and Seba (now Montego Bay United) for three years, before journeying from St James to St Andrew. He made his international debut for Jamaica in 2006, and also represented the country at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels.last_img read more

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first_img He considers both Hansle Parchment and Omar McLeod, who finished second and sixth, respectively, in the World Championships, as potential Olympic champions. “If he (McLeod) performs to his real technical excellence, I don’t see why he shouldn’t be up there among the medals,” said Blake in reference to McLeod, who was far from his best in Beijing. Regarding Parchment, Blake said, “He keeps getting better every time he performs in the big events.” “He should also be there,” concluded the JAAA President, “as a medal contender for the gold.” He welcomed the Government-funded athlete support programme and reported that his association is currently looking for sponsors to contribute to a feeding programme. “Right now, we’re looking sponsorship to put in a feeding programme, so that the clubs can optimise the performance of their athletes,” said Blake. Jamaica’s best-ever medal tally at an Olympic Games came in 2012 in London when 12 medals (four gold, four silver, four bronze) were secured, all in athletics. Potential champs Athletics chief Warren Blake believes that Jamaica can top the track and field medal table at this summer’s Olympic Games. Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), says the 110-metre hurdles and the men’s 4×400-metre relays are the events that could make the difference. The JAAA president is quietly confident about the prospects for the nation’s athletes for 2016. Reflecting on the seven gold-medal haul achieved by Jamaica at last year’s World Championships in Beijing, Blake stated: “If we had gotten another gold, and there are places where we could have gotten another gold but it just didn’t work out, we would have topped the medal table.” In Beijing, Jamaica won gold medals courtesy of Usain Bolt in the men’s 100 and 200 metres, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the ladies’ 100m, Danielle Williams in the 100m hurdles, both 4×100 metres relays and the ladies’ 4×400 metres. However, Kenya edged Jamaica to top the table by one gold medal. Blake is, however, foreseeing a change for the better. “Strategically, we think that come the Olympics this year, we are really in a good position to top the athletics medal table,” Blake said. “If you look at the areas in which we did well in 2015, we are set to still do well in those areas and we have a good crop of 400m runners coming up,” he added. “Our hurdlers,” Blake continued, “both on the male and female sides, are expected to do well again this year, and, with a bit of luck, we can do better in the male hurdles.”last_img read more

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first_img STRENGTH TRAINING This is used to develop strength, power, muscular endurance, and speed. Methods used include weights and plyometrics. Weight training Using weights as a form of resistance training, ( either free weights or weights in machines). Any weight-training programme can take account of your current state of fitness – the amount of weight, the number of repetitions, and the recovery periods can all be adjusted to progressively load muscles. Training for strength involves high resistance (weights) and few repetitions. Training for muscular endurance involves low resistance and many repetitions. Plyometrics This is a series of explosive movements designed to improve muscular power (explosive strength). This involves rebound jumping (on to and off boxes), bounding, leaps, and skips, press-ups with claps, hopping, throwing, and catching a medicine ball. Exercises that involve the contraction of muscles from a stretch position are known as plyometric. Plyometric training puts great stress on the muscles and joints and should only be attempted as part of an organised training programme. CIRCUIT TRAINING This involves a number of different exercises at work stations, which affects the different components of fitness. A circuit usually involves six to10 exercises or activities that take place at the stations. Circuits should be designed to avoid working the same muscle groups at stations that follow one another. The number of work stations, repetition, and the rest periods should add up to 15-20 minutes for one complete circuit. Repeat three to six times, depending on their length. Circuits can be designed for a particular sport. For example, a skill circuit can be constructed for games players wherein exercises can be replaced by short skill practices. FARTLEK TRAINING The name Fartlek comes from Swedish meaning ‘speed play’. It involves ‘run as you please’, alternating fast and slow effort over varied terrain such as grass, sand, flat, hills, etc. Fartlek training doesn’t precisely control the work and rest periods. This is very good for game players since games have many changes in speed. The mix of fast and slow work can be changed to suit the sport and energy system. It is used to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness, depending on how the training is done. There are a wide variety of training methods based on the ways in which the body adapts to regular exercise. All the methods can be adapted to suit particular training programmes.center_img CONTINUOUS TRAINING This involves the aerobic system and improves endurance. The aerobic system includes the heart, lungs, and vascular system. Activities such as brisk walking, jogging, running, dancing, cycling, swimming, and rowing are ideal examples of aerobic training. The oxygen demand must be matched by oxygen intake. Continuous means you do not stop to rest. It is submaximal, meaning you do not work flat out. This type of training should last for at least 12 minutes in order to achieve adaptations. The intensity of training can be judged from the heart (pulse) rate. Therefore, if you train within certain target heart rate training zones during aerobic exercise, the most efficient gains in aerobic fitness will be achieved without starting to work anaerobically and developing an oxygen debt. This is dependent on age, gender, and resting heart rate of the individual. The target heart training rate zone is worked out by subtracting your age from 220 and then aiming to keep your heart rate between 60% and 85% of this maximum figure. For example, for a person of 45 years who wants to exercise for 20 minutes, three times per week: Max Heart Rate = 220 – 45 = 175 60% of 175 = 105 85% of 175= 150 approximately. Therefore, the person should aim for a target heart rate of 105-150 beats per minute during exercise. INTERVAL TRAINING This involves exercising at a certain rate (work interval) for a certain time then resting for a certain period (rest interval) in order to recover and then repeating the process. Sessions of interval training can be organised into sets with longer rest intervals between sets. For example, running 200 metres in sets of six with a one-minute jog round between each one then resting for a longer period of 10 minutes before repeating the whole process another two times. Both the aerobic and anaerobic systems can be improved using this method. The length of the rest-recovery period depends on how hard you exercise (intensity) during the work interval.last_img read more

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first_imgMONACO (AP):A ninth Monte Carlo Masters title is getting closer for Rafael Nadal with most of his rivals out of the way – including Roger Federer, who again misses out on one of the few trophies not already in his glittering collection.But Federer – a four-time runner-up on the French Riviera – was not too disappointed, considering that his priority was to come back safely after more than two months out following knee surgery.Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-4 yesterday to set up a third semi-final here against Andy Murray. Federer lost 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, despite being two points from victory when 5-4 up in the decider, with Tsonga 15-30 down on his serve.This was Federer’s first tournament play since arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for torn cartilage on February 3, and defeat was softened by relief at avoiding any relapse.”It was good to play back-to-back, yesterday and today, good to play 2 hours 10 (minutes) today,” Federer said. “It was nice to play an intense match. I’m happy how the body reacted.”With top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Wawrinka – the French Open champion – also out, Federer himself picked Nadal when asked about the favourite.Nadal leads Murray 16-6 in career meetings and 6-1 on clay. For the other two semi-finalists, Nadal is 11-2 up on Gael Monfils – 4-0 on clay – and 8-4 on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, having beaten him here in the semi-finals three years ago. Nadal went on to lose the 2013 final to Djokovic, who was stunned in the second round this year by Czech Jiri Vesely, an unheralded Czech player ranked 55th.In a one-sided contest between former champions, Nadal broke Wawrinka four times and made the semi-finals for the 11th time.Murray took out Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 for the second time this year.The Briton thinks patience will be the key factor against the nine-time French Open champion.last_img read more

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