Warriors suffer first NRL defeat

first_imgAfter starting the season with five straight wins, the Auckland-based side suffered their first defeat of the year as the visiting Brisbane Broncos rumbled to a 27-18 victory on Saturday night.The Warriors’ next opponents, at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday, are a Dragons outfit who maintained their 100 per cent start to season by dispatching Cronulla 40-20.”It shouldn’t be hard for us to respond after that,” Green said.”We probably got out-enthused on our own home ground, which is disappointing.”They’re on fire, the Dragons. We can’t toss that up next week otherwise we won’t get the result we’re looking for.”Green admitted the Warriors “weren’t at the races” against Brisbane.”We just probably lost the physical battle,” he said.”Right from the opening set, they rolled down the field. We just weren’t on.”Forwards Joe Ofahengaue, Matt Lodge and Josh McGuire set the platform for the Broncos, and winger Corey Oates was a constant threat out wide.Oates scored one the Broncos’ four tries, while former Junior Kiwi Jamayne Isaako on the other flank grabbed a double and also kicked five goals.Green, who scored one of the home side’s three tries, said the Warriors tried to pick up their intensity during the match.But the response came individually rather than as a team.However, Green also handed plenty of credit to the opposition.”The Broncos didn’t give us much. They didn’t make many mistakes,” he said.”I thought their forwards were very good. They hunted together as a pack and they had good line speed but there’s nothing we can’t fix.”last_img read more

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SP pours in K400,000 for 2016 Digicel Cup

first_imgThe cheque presentation made to the PNGNRL was done today at the SP Brewkettle in Port Moresby.It was witnessed by several franchise owners of Digicel Cup teams and the PNG Rugby Football League.Managing Director of SP Brewery, Stan Joyce said SP was not new to rugby league having been the major sponsor of the SP Intercity Cup as it was known back in the early 1990s.“The competition is something that SP nurtured for many many years and we maintain this relationship today.“We believe that rugby league has so many touch points with people and their lives all over the country,” said Joyce.He went on to thank Digicel PNG and the individual franchise sponsors for their continued support to running the Digicel Cup.“It’s actually the franchise owners that make the teams work, without them, there would be no competition,” said Joyce.Administrator of the PNGNRL, Stanley Hondina thanked SP Brewery saying the revenue line for the PNGNRL basically comes from sponsorship from companies like Digicel PNG and SP Brewery plus the support of the franchise owners.“This type of support has brought the game to where it is today. We’re very grateful for all the support and want to strengthen these relationships to take the game to the next level,” said Hondina.last_img read more

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Maprik to host Sepik Challenge of CCIC

first_imgCoordinator of the Sepik Challenge and former Agmark Gurias player, Bradley Simon, said he received the confirmation yesterday from Enga Governor Peter Ipatas and CEO of the CCIC, Timothy Lepa.Simon said this is the first time one of PNG’s biggest off-season rugby league competitions is coming to East Sepik, and also the first for the Sepik Challenge to be inlcuded in the CCIC.The Sepik Challenge will start on Febuary 17, 2017, and will be held at the Maprik field, which will be converted from a soccer field into one big rugby field.“We are expecting 8-10 teams coming from Aitape, Vanimo and Wewak. The Sepik Challenge will run for 3 days with the winner to get the one golden pass up for grabs and advance onto the next stage of the CCIC.“This is a big step up for rugby league in the East and West Sepik. Maprik is setting the standard for Sepiks,” said Simon.last_img read more

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Osasuna achieves the transfer with option to buy Arnáiz

first_imgTouched by injuries, in Leganés he did not debut until January 2019, almost six months after his signing. In his first season he only played 8 matches and in the current one he has played 14 matches. In those 22 appearances he did not score with Leganés.The dominant system in Butarque since the arrival of Pellegrino, 5-3-2, did not help him stand out. Arnáiz is a band and overflow player. His role was set to that of revulsive. He played the derby for the last time against Getafe on January 17. In Copa against Ebro he traveled but did not play. Before Atlético, Aguirre did not summon him in what appeared to be the prelude to his goodbye.With his departure, the Mexican coach has asked the club for a boost that strengthens the spinal cord and that area of ​​the right interior. In Osasuna his great supporter has been Braulio, sports director of the Navarre with whom he agreed in Valladolid. The Leganés requested for this operation the transfer of Rober Ibáñez, but the reds refused to let him go. Osasuna and Leganés made public this morning the transfer of José Arnáiz (24 years old) Navarrese team for the remainder of the season. Both entities have disclosed the details of the operation. The loan will cost 500,000 euros. In addition, Osasuna will keep a non-mandatory purchase option for the Talaveran end of 4.5 million euros.To run, Leganés would recover the 5 million he invested in the summer of 2018 for 50% of his rights. The other 50% (with a repurchase option) was maintained by FC Barcelona, ​​the club from which Arnáiz came from and in which he emerged with his subsidiary and the first team until a pubalgia broke his way.last_img read more

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Djokovic enlarges the legend of the Big Three: 56 titles, 13 in a row, world ranking leaders …

first_img2020 At the very least eight in itDjokovic joins his nice rivals in attaining the large historic mark meaning having gained at the very least eight trophies in the similar main. Nadal has 12 in Roland Garros, Federer, eight in Wimbledon and Djokovic, one other eight in Australia. They’re forward of different legends comparable to Larned, Renshaw, Sampras, Sears and Tilde, who triumphed seven instances in a nice match.Extra titles in a Grand Slam Pete Sampras (USA)16 ParticipantTitles Roger Federer (Sui)twenty Novak Djokovic (Ser)Australia8 US OpenDjokovic 2017 AustraliaFederer Invoice Larned (USA)US Championships7 ParticipantTitles Ivan Lendl (RCh / USA)95 Rafael Nadal19 Roger Federer (Sui)103 Roland GarrosNadal 13 streakAs well as, it’s the 13th consecutive since 2017, when the Federer streak started exactly in Melbourne. Since Stan Wawrinka gained the US Open in 2016, nobody else has managed to unseat the now legendary trio. Since then, Djokovic and Nadal have added 5 every, and Federer, three. It’s the second starring after profitable 18 in a row between Roland Garros 2005 and Wimbledon 2009. Final 13 Grand Slams US OpenNadal 2018 William Renshaw (GBr)Wimbledon7 Roy Emerson (Aus)12 Invoice Tilden (USA)US Championships7 Roland GarrosNadal Novak Djokovic (Ser)17center_img AustraliaDjokovic Pete Sampras (USA)Wimbledon7 Roger Federer (Sui)Wimbledon8 Jimmy Connors (USA)109 2019 AustraliaDjokovic Novak Djokovic78 WimbledonDjokovic The triumph of Novak Djokovic in the closing of the Australian Open additional enlarges the legend of the Big Three, the choose membership of which the Serbian is a component, together with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.Grand Slam titlesThe eighth title of Nole, 17th Grand Slam, raises the determine of the gained by the three giants of tennis at 56. As quickly as all these achieved in the ATP circuit, with the 78th of the Balkan, accumulate 265.Extra Grand Slam titles Roland GarrosNadal Grand slamWinner ParticipantGrand slamTitles Rafael Nadal84 AustraliaFederer Ricard Sears (USA)US Championships7 US OpenNadal Extra ATP titles Rafael NadalRoland Garros12 John McEnroe77 WimbledonDjokovic WimbledonFederer They dominate at 30Djokovic ties with Nadal in phrases of Grand Slams titles gained after his 30th birthday. Each have reaped 5. Federer has added 4 since he arrived in his thirties, simply as Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall did in their day.Ranking LeadersOne other impact of Djokovic’s victory on the hegemony of the Big Three, is that it retains its elements at the prime of the ranking. They’ve been occupying the first three locations since Might 6, 2019, when Federer regained third place to the detriment of Zverev. The three have alternated in primary since August 21, 2017, after they misplaced the lead Andy Murray.last_img read more

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Malaga never loses every time Sadiku scores a goal

first_imgFrom the penalty point he has been successful since he has been able to transform three maximum penalties in the duels against Elche, Tenerife and Real Oviedor. He is the team specialist along with Adrián, who has scored two pitches. It takes 2,267 minutes spread over 21 games. He hopes to continue scoring goals to relaunch his career before his more than possible return to Levante.Armando Sadiku has been throughout the season the only pure forward that the previous coach, Víctor Sánchez del Am could count onor, until he was removed from office. The versatility of Antoñín and Adrián plus the arrival of Sergio Buenacasa can complement him. It is a good foul for Málaga.He has scored almost half of the goalsSadiku has scored almost half of Málaga’s goals so far in the League. The Albanian striker has put the rubric on nine of the 21 goals that the Blue and Whites have scored in the 26 contested days, 43 percent. Of the 22 teams that make up the Second Division, only Albacete, with 18 goals, has scored fewer goals than Malaga. The goal remains one of the pending subjects.He rejected a proposal from IsraelArmando Sadiku is very settled in La Rosaleda and his good season has not gone unnoticed. In fact, as El Desmarque Málaga published yesterday, the forward has received an important proposal from a large Israeli club in this winter market. The proposal included a transfer amount for Levante, a club that has been assigned to him in Martiricos. However, Sadiku refused to leave Malaga in January. After debuting on the fourth day against Almeria (0-1), Sadiku premiered in Anduva (fifth day) against Mirandés. 1-1 and one point added. Then he scored one of two goals to Zaragoza, 2-2 and another point. A goal to Deportivo in Riazor: 0-2 and three more points. Another goal to Elche, 3-3 and added point. Two goals against Tenerife (another three points), target Lugo and another against Oviedo (1-1 in both cases and two new points) and another goal in the 2-2 at Mirandés. There are broken down goals and points where Sadiku has been a star protagonist with his filmmaker nose. Armando Sadiku is being, by far, the most profitable signing of Malaga this season. In this chapter of signings we do not include as canteranos like Antoñín that, with his good work, he has earned a professional contract.The data of the Albanian striker assigned by the Levant (without purchase option) are quite interesting. He has scored nine goals and is only five to reach Solomon Rondón who, with 14, is the best scorer of the Al Thani era. There are also two individuals of remarkable interest. The first is that every time he scores Malaga he doesn’t lose and the second that with its targets has participated in 12 of the 28 points accumulated by the blue and white team.last_img read more

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Spain, in the same group in the United States and Slovakia

first_img🚨 The #FedCupFinals draw is ready 🚨Group A:France Russia Hungary Group B:Australia Belarus Belgium Group C:USA Spain Slovakia Group D:Czech Republic Germany Switzerland Who do YOU ​​suppose will probably be topped world champion? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/6Bjy0RfuL4– Fed Cup (@FedCup) February 11, 2020In Group A, France, present champion of this competitors will probably be measured, with Russia and Hungary, particular visitor as host nation. Australia, finalist, will lead group B, together with Belarus and Belgium. The D is made up of the Czech Republic, particular visitor, Germany and Switzerland. The Spanish workforce will compete along with these of the United States, and Slovakia in Group C of the Ultimate Part of the Federation Cup, which will probably be held in Budapest, from April 14 to 19.Thus it has been mounted in the raffle held at the Museum of Arts in Budapest.U.S, Champion on 18 events, the one who has received the most occasions, comes from reaching his classification towards Latvia, and might depend on his new star Coco Gauff, and the current winner of the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin. The presence of Serena Williams, in a match that takes place on land, at the Laszlo Papp Budapestt Sport Area, could be in doubt.Spain He reaches this remaining section of a contest he has received 5 occasions. His victory towards Japan (3-1) has positioned the workforce that captain Anabel Medina in this final section in which he hopes to have Garbiñe Muguruza, current finalist in the Australian Open.Slovakia He has solely received the Federation Cup as soon as, in 2002, and in the final qualifier, performed towards Brazil (they received 3-1) they used Dominika Cibulkova, Viktoria Kuzmova as the primary gamers. A workforce from every group will advance to the semifinals, with the winner of Group A and that of C crossing in that spherical, and these of B and D at the different crossing. Every tie will encompass two single video games and one double the place the variety of video games received will probably be taken into consideration for the classification, adopted by the variety of units received and lastly, if there have been a draw, the variety of video games received. The 2 finalist groups are assured of their presence in the subsequent version of the match, which will even be held in Budapest.The choices that end between the third and the tenth place will dispute the qualification section of subsequent yr. Eighteen million {dollars} (about 15.eight million euros) is the prize cash for the match. The champion set will win a verify for 3.2 million {dollars}.The president of the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF), David Haggerty, He mentioned earlier than the draw that “it is a very thrilling yr” and added that the Hungarian capital has already hosted earlier tournaments, so he hopes the cup will probably be successful. The ITF introduced in June 2019 the change of format of the Federation Cup, which from 2020 to 2022 will probably be held in Budapest with the participation of 12 groups in the László Papp Budapest Sports activities Area. This new format determines that first a section will probably be performed with 4 teams of three groups every, adopted by semifinals with direct eliminations and a grand remaining.The competitors of this and the subsequent two years will probably be performed in the same services, on two tracks on clay. The 18 million {dollars} in prizes will imply 12 million for the gamers and six for the nationwide labeled associations. Though the remaining will carry collectively a lot of the world’s tennis expertise, a few of the world’s main rackets have been neglected as a result of their nation has did not qualify.Amongst which is not going to take part in this Ultimate Part are the Romanian Simona Halep, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the Canadian Bianca Andreescu, the Dutch Kiki Bertens, the Japanese Naomi Osaka or the British Johanna Konta.last_img read more

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Neymar sets fire to the rooms

first_imgMessi and Seville. Yesterday the duel between Barça and Sevilla was played, which started with a full blow at Pizjuán, but that after ten minutes of meeting was already disputed with the deserted stands. When in the nine minute of the game Messi completed his usual hat-trick against the locals (he has scored 39 goals in 38 games) the stands of preference rose in full saying that they had seen this before and they went to the ticket offices to return the money.Grand National. The Aintree racecourse near Liverpool was once again the scene of the legendary Grand National. The race ended as usual. With more riders in the emergency room than the public in the stands. The first 26 horses that crossed the finish line did so without a rider, the remaining three did so two lengths away from the Liverpool squad, that was missed in a counterattack of the game that was played at the same time in Anfield. Sadio Mané won, but will not count for betting purposes. Dizzy. After chance matched last Friday in the draw held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon Barça and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals, the morbid has shot up. And it was Neymar who pulled the trigger. The Brazilian learned of the result of the hype aboard the Queen Mary. Neymar had exclusively rented the ship to make the return trip from his fourth vacation in Brazil so far in 2020 and thus be able to extend the celebration party of the only one of his friends who graduated from the School Graduate last month. As the sea was choppy, the Brazilian star could not arrive in time for yesterday’s game in the Parque de los Príncipes against Metz, prior to Barça’s visit to the Champions League. Upon arrival at La Rochelle port, the Brazilian vomited up the first porridge when attending to the media, no doubt the result of the furious waves that made him dizzy in the last miles of the journey.Conciliator. In a gesture of goodwill towards the Blaugrana painting, which he demanded again for the twenty-eighth time just at the moment when the ship was sighting Pontevedra, Neymar announced that he himself was going to bear the expenses of moving the Blaugrana expedition to the City of Light. “That’s how you save some bitches for my signing, who have told me that lately they are stiff”, stated. He added that “There is no need to find a hotel, everyone to come to my house, there is plenty of room and I have also prepared a pajama party without pajamas”. The news was received with skepticism by the Bartomeu board, but with good eyes by the staff. Especially from Arthur Melo, who has been at the home of his selection partner for “a week” checking the facilities and services.last_img read more

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The Australian Open plans to play behind closed doors in 2021

first_imgIt’s the case of Australian Open, first Grand Slam on the calendar that already consists of subsequent 12 months’s version behind closed doors. This was confirmed Craig Tiley, President of Tennis Australia and Event Director, in an official assertion issued final Tuesday: “With such dependence on worldwide journey, we’re learning what we may do if gamers want to be quarantined for a sure interval earlier than they will transfer freely in Australia. If mass conferences aren’t but licensed or are very restricted subsequent 12 months, we’re contemplating organizing an occasion for broadcast (with out viewers). These are simply two of the numerous eventualities that we should think about. We have to be ready for an evolution of the context. It’s unclear what measures will at the moment be used to comprise the unfold of the virus. and people which are but to be carried out in the medium and long run. “Thus, relying on how the pandemic evolves in a rustic that at the moment has greater than 6,000 contaminated and 50 deceased by coronavirus, The applicable measures can be taken in order that every part continues. Though Australia isn’t among the many most affected nations, nobody is shocked since one of many attainable eventualities is that the Melbourne courts shut the doors to followers, since lots of the tennis gamers (together with their teaching workers, journalists and a protracted et cetera) sure they’d journey from locations actually affected by the pandemic. The Australian Open could possibly be one step forward … Will there be tennis once more in 2020? That is the query of the million that flies over the protagonists and followers of this sport for the rest of the season due to the world well being disaster due to the coronavirus. Many are the licensed voices who think about a pointless danger getting again on observe and not using a vaccine, others level out that it’s preferable to resume the motion behind closed doors than to develop the mountain of canceled tournaments … However the vary of potentialities appears to transcend this course, since in 2021 measures may nonetheless be taken in opposition to COVID-19 to assure the continuity of the tournaments.last_img read more

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João Félix makes a donation to the hospital in his city, Viseu

first_imgI was far from thinking about the moment we live in and the generous donation of clothing and individual protection to help in this fight against COVID-19. Our people in Viseu thank solidarity and myself, in a personal capacity, and on behalf of the health professionals at the Tondela Viseu hospital center.Thank you very much, João Félix, to your parents and other relatives. João Félix was born in Viseu, in the center of Portugal, 20 years ago and is already one of the famous citizens of the town. In fact, at the end of last season he was appointed Ambassador of Viseu. “I was born here and I will always carry Viseu in my heart,” he said at that event, in June 2019. Now he has shown that he is close to his own. The Tondela Viseu hospital appreciates the donation of João Félix. On 06-19-2019 I published a post where I was pleased with his departure to Atlético Madrid:“What to say to a young player, a native of Viseu, of looking alive, still with signs of youthful acne on his face, straight black hair, a red shirt with the Benfica emblem, white knee shorts, white sneakers and red socks , called João Félix, applauding an audience that pays him (…) May he be very happy, have the best luck in the world and may he not forget Viseu and its people. “ João Félix This confinement is happening in Madrid, but it does not stop remember your people in Portugal. Thus, the Atlético forward has made a donation to the Tondela-Viseu Hospital-Center of clothing and personal protection material. The director of the center, Cilio Correia, made it public, who took the opportunity to thank him for the support:last_img read more

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