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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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Rookie Thompson for 200m gold at World Championships

first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will not defend her 200 metres title in Beijing. However, things will not change for Jamaica as Fraser-Pryce’s training partner, Elaine Thompson, looks set to make a successful World Championships in Athletics debut and keep the title in the ‘Land of Wood and Water’.Twelve months ago when the name Elaine Thompson was called in track and field circles, not many would have known who she was except for her teammates at the University of Technology (UTech).Things have changed significantly over the past six months, and the rookie is now one of the hottest female sprinters in the world.Thompson is the second- fastest Jamaican woman this year in the 100m, behind teammate Fraser-Pryce, with 10.84 seconds.Down to contest the 200m in Beijing, the number three-ranked athlete in the event is the odds-on favourite to win the gold medal.The Stephen Francis-coached athlete competed with the big guns for the first time in the 200m at the London Diamond League meet in late July and clocked a personal best of 22.10 seconds.Impressive victoryWhat made that victory impressive was the manner in which she destroyed the American, Candyce McGrone, who, days earlier, had scored a convincing win in Monaco in 22.08 seconds. However, she was no match for Thompson, who even had time to ‘shut it down’ close to home. Sub-22 seconds is definitely on the cards for Thompson, as this could be the start of a dynasty.With many-time champion Allyson Felix opting for the 400m, McGrone will be the flagbearer for the United States in Beijing. Jenna Prandini, with a season-best 22.20, Jeneba Tarmoh, 22.23, and Senior Pan Am Games champion Kaylin Whitney, 22.47, are the USA’s other prospects.Good competition is also expected to come from Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, who was a close second behind McGrone in Monaco in 22.09 seconds.Two other Jamaicans, Sherone Simpson and 2005 and 2011 champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, will be hoping to medal as well. Despite their experience, they will need to do something extra special for this to happen. With season-best times of 22.62 and 22.61 seconds, respectively, they will have to show dramatic improvement.Also, 2013 silver and bronze medallists, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria, will be hoping to improve their placings.Thompson, however, looks the most likely winner.Top Three: 1. Elaine Thompson (Jam) 2. Dafne Schippers (Ned) 3. Murielle Ahoure (CIV).last_img read more

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NLEX, Blackwater unveil new faces in clash

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano NLEX, which bounced back from its first loss in style last week, tries to get another winning streak going and put its retooled roster to the test yet again when the Road Warriors clash with Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:07Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with mall clashes and tear gas01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Game time is 7 p.m. with the Road Warriors hoping to inch closer to the first quarterfinal slot even as Phoenix Petroleum tries to stop the bleeding when it battles Meralco in the 4:15 p.m. game.Cyrus Baguio plays his first game reunited with old mentor Yeng Guiao at NLEX.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Blackwater, meanwhile, will not be easy pickings as the Elite got a much needed shot in the arm the last time up when Henry Walker arrived and led them to their first win.The Bolts, meanwhile, try to regroup after being dealt a first loss by the Road Warriors. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View commentscenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Change of heart on the SEAG Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Matt Nieto reaping rewards of hardwork over off season

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody MOST READ He exploded for a career-high 22 points against the winless Tigers in an impressive shooting display as he went 7-of-12 from the field.Matt said this increase in production is the product of an intenstive personal preseason workout.“Maybe I just improved since last season, I just really practiced hard during the summer break,” said Matt. “I’m thankful for my coaches and my teammates for giving the confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra thwarts San Miguel’s grand slam bid, enters semis Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Season 78 eventually saw Matt develop into his own as he grew into one of Ateneo’s main offensive threats.READ: Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winlessFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn Season 80, Matt has more than doubled his career scoring average to 10.8 points to become Ateneo’s leading scorer behind Thirdy Ravena, who averages 17.4 a game.“I’m just doing my job, I’m just finding open lanes, looking for my teammates, and it’s just a bonus that I can make my shots,” said Nieto Wednesday after the Blue Eagles’ 94-84 win over University of Santo Tomas. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto just went from twin brother to just about anything for Ateneo.Joining the team in 2015 together his twin brother Mike, Matt struggled to find his form in the first two seasons with the Blue Eagles as he averaged just 4.4 points as an on-and-off rotation player.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img 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 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Kenya to open its 1st WADA-approved drug-testing lab

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Nairobi lab belongs to the Lancet healthcare group and has been fitted to handle anti-doping tests. The project took nine months and was paid for by the AIU with help from track and field’s governing body, the IAAF.It’s not a fully accredited WADA lab, but the world anti-doping organization allows an approved facility to handle some tests for cost and geographic reasons as long as it meets criteria.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian Games: Junna Tsukii delivers karate bronze for PH Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It’ll be able to perform blood analyses as well as other tests, desperately needed in a country under scrutiny for severe shortcomings in doping control.Previously, blood samples taken from Kenya’s world-beating distance runners had to be flown to South Africa or Europe to be tested at an approved lab within 36 hours, a challenging race-against-time that led to the regular bending of anti-doping rules as revealed by The Associated Press in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Blood doping is especially relevant to distance running, where Kenya has been a powerhouse for decades. The nation’s reputation has been hit hard, though, by an upsurge in doping cases in recent years and an ineffective and sometimes corrupt anti-doping system.The AIU said it collected more than 3,500 blood samples to test for doping in 2017. It expects the lab in Nairobi to handle between 800 and 1,000 samples a year from the East African region, including from Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Eritrea. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms FILE – Athletes run as an anti doping banner is seen during the heat of the men’s 100m at the Kenya National Trials at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on June 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi CHIBAMONACO — Kenya has its first World Anti-Doping Agency-approved drug-testing laboratory.The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping cases in international track and field, says Monday that the lab in the capital Nairobi will be operational early next month.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Scotland backed to shock England at Celtic Park

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to Tuesday night’s international friendly between Scotland and England and claims Gordon Strachan’s side are a good bet, at 2/1, to secure victory in Glasgow.He also assesses the chances of all the home nations qualifying for the 2016 European Championship and reflects on the weekend’s racing action.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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League Cup triumph keeps Chelsea on course for treble

first_imgJose Mourinho secured his first trophy since returning to Chelsea with a deserved victory over Tottenham in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.John Terry put the Blues ahead just before the break with his 63rd goal for the club, after Spurs’ Christian Eriksen had struck the woodwork with a free-kick.Chelsea doubled their lead ten minutes after the restart when Diego Costa’s deflected strike beat Hugo Lloris, while Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard came close to extending the lead.But Tottenham never looked like forcing their way back into the game, despite Harry Kane’s flick across goal, as Mourinho’s side remain on course for a treble.Kane was a two-goal hero in Tottenham’s most recent clash with Chelsea, a 5-3 victory at White Hart Lane, and the 21-year-old’s mazy run nearly led to the final’s opening goal on ten minutes after a clumsy foul from Kurt Zouma.The resulting free-kick was curled supremely over the wall by Eriksen but, with Petr Cech grasping at thin air, the ball cannoned back off the crossbar to safety.A contentious moment involving Chelsea’s top-scorer sparked fury among the Tottenham ranks as Costa inexplicably clawed the face of Nabil Bentaleb while protecting possession, yet, despite the protests, the Spanish forward escaped punishment.To add insult to injury, Eric Dier was booked for a late foul on the striker moments later.Mourinho’s side capitalised on some lacklustre set-piece defending to take the lead just before the break. Willian’s looping corner exposed Spurs’ marking deficiencies, as Dier’s tame headed clearance gifted Terry with the simplest of chances from eight yards and the 34-year-old made no mistake, rifling the ball past Hugo Lloris with the help of a deflection.But the Tottenham shot-stopper, making his first League Cup appearance of the season, reacted expertly to deny another goal seconds later as Gary Cahill thundered a header towards the top corner after Branislav Ivanovic’s intelligent nod across goal.Chelsea raced out of the blocks after the restart and had Spurs on the back foot immediately when Eden Hazard’s low cross flashed across the six yard box, before Fabregas burst into action with a spectacular overhead kick, but Lloris was equal to the acrobatics with a sprawling save.However, the Blues’ dominant start to the second half was rewarded on 55 minutes. Fabregas’ intricate pass teed Costa inside the box and, in an attempt to fire the ball across Lloris, a wicked deflection off Walker wrong-footed the Frenchman and established full control for the Premier League leaders.With Tottenham dishevelled and out of sorts, Chelsea began to run riot as Hazard performed a trademark run from the left and was unlucky to see his curling effort sneak the wrong side of the post.The 24-year-old then clipped a dangerous ball towards Fabregas prompting a timely intervention from Danny Rose to keep Tottenham in the match.Chelsea wisely slowed the game down as Spurs’ naivety in attacking positions was beginning to let them down, but they came close when Kane’s flick narrowly evaded Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela.Tottenham continued to push in search of a way back into the encounter as Kane manoeuvred his way into a scoring position with a neat side-step past Cahill, but Terry capped a man-of-the-match display with an inch-perfect sliding tackle.The result was never in doubt as the Blues showed their extra experience and class, as Mourinho made it four from four in domestic finals as Chelsea manager and sealed the club’s fifth League Cup triumph. Chelsea celebrate 1last_img read more

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SUPERB NEWLY REFURBISHED CLUBHOUSE AT ST EUNAN’S GAA TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON ST PATRICK’S DAY

first_imgSt. Eunan’s G.A.A. Club are proud to announce the Grand opening of their newly refurbished Clubhouse at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.Under the guidance of Club Treasurer Niall Doherty, a huge team of Volunteers have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to bring the Clubhouse up to a standard that matches the playing facilities at the ground.A complete overhaul has taken place and the Clubhouse is now a modern and comfortable venue. The Club will showcase the new Clubhouse on St. Patrick’s Day from 1.30pm onwards with a cultural event throughout the day.Everyone is welcome to come along and sample the new facilities or if they so wish to participate in our Traditional Irish evening which will feature an array of local talent.This event will also mark the end of Seachtain na Gaeilge.The Timetable of Events for the Day is as follows; Doors Open 1.30pm.All Ireland Club Finals live on the Big Screen (Hurling 2pm, Football 3.30pm).Music from 6pm to 8pm.Trad. Night/Oíche Ghaelach from 8pm to 12am featuring dancing, singers, musicians and comedy.The official opening on will be performed by club stalward Mr. Adrian Shields. Tea and sandwiches will be served.Entry to this event is free of charge and all are welcome.C.L.G. Naomh Adhamhnáin – Keeping our cultural values and traditions alive.SUPERB NEWLY REFURBISHED CLUBHOUSE AT ST EUNAN’S GAA TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON ST PATRICK’S DAY was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ClubhouseGAAnewsSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

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Fit-again Smith aiming to make his mark

first_imgMitchell Smith aims to go from strength to strength following Saturday’s victory against Mark Evans.Super-featherweight Smith, 21, extended his unbeaten record to 8-0 with a second-round stoppage of Welshman Evans, who had claimed he was not worried about the Harrow prospect’s power.“That was a mind game,” the former ABA champion told West London Sport.“This is what’s exciting about me – even if I’m losing a fight I’ve got the power to knock a guy clean out.“I’m in the best place of my life right now and I’m just excited about what 2014 is going to bring.”It was an emphatic return to the ring for Smith, who had not fought since September because of a hand injury.“It’s scary really what I’m able to do now, so give me a year of being active and let’s see where I’m at then,” he said.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Kramaric feared he would be overlooked if he joined Chelsea

first_imgCroatia striker Andrej Kramaric says he rejected a move to Chelsea because he feared he would not get enough game time.The Blues were keen to sign the 23-year-old, but Kramaric instead opted to join the Premier League’s basement side Leicester City on a three-year contract for a fee of around £9m.He said the prospect of being a back-up to Diego Costa and battling to move ahead of Didier Drogba and Loic Remy made a move to the Foxes more appealing.“I think I will play much more here than at Chelsea,” said Kramaric, who has scored 28 goals in 24 appearances for his former club FC Rijeka and Croatia this season.“Chelsea is the biggest team in the Premier League but I chose Leicester because I feel something good here. I hope we will stay in the Premier League.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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