It’s the second title of his career and first of the yr. pic.twitter.com/FBX2tL2KUo– Tennis respite (@Respiro_Tenis) February 23, 2020The ultimate was additionally prolonged. Opelka, 54 of the rating, gained the first set however couldn’t shut the sport in the second, through which none yielded his serve and needed to be resolved in the tiebreaker.In the third, the American was superior and guaranteed the victory, the second he will get in opposition to the Japanese after New York on this identical course, the place he received his first trophy final yr. Reilly Opelka gained two video games on the identical day and have become the ATP 250 champion of Delray Beach after beating Yoshihito Nishioka 7- 7-5, 6-7 (4) and 6-2. The American Reilly Opelka beat the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka this Sunday by 7-5, 6-7 (4) and 6-2 in two hours and 9 minutes and he gained the Delray Beach event, the second title of his career after he gained in New York final yr.The 22-year-old St. Joseph tennis participant had a marathon day. A number of hours earlier than he needed to settle an extended semifinal in opposition to the Canadian Milos Raonic, which he gained in three units after two hours of the sport.
Spaniards competing in the United Arab Emirates, up to 18, experience the coronavirus crisis with relative normality. There have only been 48 cases detected, but “colleges and universities remain closed until further notice”, reveals Beto Cabot, technical director of Al Ain grassroots: “In Emirates they have published a series of rules because the simple act of greeting implies a lot of contact“Football in lower categories has been canceled or is played behind closed doors. Like the UAE League (First Division). Without going any further, the Dubai derby between the Shabab Al Ahli by Pedro Conde and the Al Nasr by Álvaro Negredo It was played without an audience.The ‘normality’ they enjoy in the United Arab Emirates is what the Spaniards crave (11) competing in the First Division of Hong Kong, where although one of the cups has been disputed it has been done in training camps “because the Government closed the stadiums, “reveals Manuel Bleda, forward of the Kitchee. The city-state, which already suffered alterations in its football due to the diplomatic conflict with China, managed to halt the advance of the coronavirus – it borders China and only has 108 cases – and will resume the league in the next few hours. It will be done, yes, behind closed doors and with restrictions. “We will not be able to use the showers in the changing rooms”, discovers Kitchee captain Dani Cancela. Luisma Hernandez Playing if public, as in Hong Kong, is one of the options that the Malaysian Federation is considering, where the local competition has not yet been affected by COVID-19 despite the fact that 83 contagions have been made public. “A meeting is scheduled next week and everything indicates that they will suspend the Super League,” predicts Jorge Álvarez, physical trainer of Johor FC.China, South Korea and Iran, big bulbsAs the focus of the coronavirus, China was the first Asian country to paralyze its competition. Soccer there is nonexistent and even there are teams that gave vacations to their players. This is the case of the Qingdao Huanghai directed by Juan Manuel Lillo. “We do not know when we will train again,” reveals Yaki Yen. The Asian giant, however, has been able to stop the spread of the virus and it is planned that the Super League can start on April 12. Due to the veto that some countries imposed on Chinese citizens, only Jonathan Viera’s Beijing Guoan has been able to debut in the Champions League, a competition that has also suffered a lot of delays in recent weeks. Daegu, where almost 5,000 cases have been detected, is “everything is nerves and uncertainty” The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has already infected more than 100,000 people worldwide and its threat is affecting football. Europe has got to work – Champions League, Europa League or Serie A matches will be played behind closed doors – but it is in Asia, a continent with greater deficits in organization and hygiene, where more measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus.Almost 300 Spaniards are dedicated to professional football in the most populous continent on Earth and there are few who are developing their profession with total normality these days. In Saudi Arabia, where so far only five cases of coronavirus have been detected, “everything is developing normally,” he reveals Josep Cifré, development director at Al Hilal, although “the possibility of playing matches behind closed doors is already being studied if the spread increases.” Nor has the First Division of Oman suffered any alteration, where four Spaniards compete. “At the airport they make you fill out a series of documents to know where you come from or where you are going. Life and football continue normally,” he discovers Carlos Jimenez, physical trainer of Al Orouba. In the country 16 cases of contagion have been made public.Similarly, the Qatar Stars League remains unchanged, where Xavi and Gabi’s Al Sadd is still seven points behind the lead in the absence of six days, and the Indian Super League, which is in full semifinals for the championship. “There is no social or media alarm here like in Europe. But it is a huge country, with a huge population and organizational and hygiene needs. Now there are only 31 cases, but I would not be surprised if the number of patients increased in the coming days“, values the Catalan coach Carles Cuadrat, who struggles to win back the title with Bengaluru. Fran González, who competes in the I-League with Mohun Bagan, says that in India” they have enough to survive many other things to worry about coronavirus. “Nor is it expected that the planned date for the start of the First Division of the Philippines will suffer any change, where Bienve Marañón and Manu Herrera will defend the title with Ceres Negros. The Bangladeshi gold category, where the Vigo Oscar Bruzon directs Bashundara Kings, also persists smoothly. Like the C-League of Cambodia. There, as in Bangladesh, there are no active cases “because the population reacted and was very cautious from the start,” says Oriol Mohedano, coach of Angkor Tiger. “We do not rule out that the competition ends up being suspended because the surrounding countries have done so,” adds the Catalan. In Indonesia, on the other hand, “the suspension of some parties in which a high risk of contagion has been identified as the Persija Jakarta-Persebaya”, details Rafael Berges, coach of the Badak Lampung.The measures of the government of the Arab Emirates to prevent contagion The second country with the most cases of coronavirus, 7,000, is South Korea. 5,000 have been detected only in the city of Daegu, where the Luisma Hernandez He works as an analyst at Daegu FC, K-League (First Division), and coach of the reserve team. “The city has become a place of nerves and uncertainty,” discovers the canary, which only goes out “in specific cases.” “All the soccer in the country is paralyzed. Our team is being held at the club’s facilities, training both in the gym and in the field but with many precautions. We check the symptoms at each meal and try to empathize because it is a very stressful situation“adds Luisma.The third most affected country (about 5,000 cases) is Iran, where there are no Spanish soccer players but three technicians. Pepe Losada, physical trainer at Gol Gohar, says that the coronavirus “is wreaking havoc” in that territory. The Federation ordered to play the last day behind closed doors, but last Wednesday announced the suspension of the championship and its resumption next April. “We have given the players five days off and then we will resume training,” says Losada, who avoids leaving home unless it is “strictly necessary.”Japan, Kuwait or Thailand, in pauseThe J-League, where a coach and three Spanish soccer players compete this season, only managed to play one day before the suspension. Elite football is expected to return to Japan on March 15, although the matches will be played, almost certainly, behind closed doors. The Second Division was also interrupted. Juanma Delgado, forward of Avispa Fukuoka, believes that “there are many hoaxes and the coronavirus is being given too much hype” His team trains “normally” and disputes friendly “not to lose form.” Mila Martínez, coach of Suzuka Unlimited, Fourth Division, thinks that “everything will be paralyzed to prioritize the celebration of the Olympic Games“.Nor will there be football in March in Kuwait, where eight Spaniards compete and so far 58 cases of coronavirus have been detected. Xavi Torres, player of Al Arabi, reveals that the Federation Cup dispute is planned, where his team is one match away from reaching the semifinals. Pablo Franco, coach of Al Qadsia, discovers that both he and his Spanish coaching staff are living a normal life. “The disease is raging, but we are calm. We go outside, we train … We wash our hands more regularly, yes.” “There are options for the season to end after the contracts expire. Matches could also be played every two or three days, but neither the country nor the players are prepared for that. Above is Ramadan … The quilombo that is mounted is spectacular, “completes the Madrid.Soccer has also been suspended in Thailand, where there are only 50 cases but precautions have been taken. “A boy who had previous pathologies died. In Thailand everything is quite controlled. We continue to train, although without competing,” says David Rochela, captain of Port FC. More complicated is the situation in Lebanon, where the league has been paralyzed since last October due to internal problems in the country. “Since the first contagions were made public, several parents preferred that their children not do sports activities,” he discovers. Daniel Gimenez, Al Ahed analyst, current AFC Cup champion, and director of the Beirut Sports Club academy. “This week we received a ‘suggestion’ from the Ministry of Sports to suspend all sporting activity. Our next AFC Cup match has also been postponed,” he says.
The Manchester United has exercised the Serbian contract extension Nemanja Matic for him to stay at the Old Trafford club one more season.Matic ends his contract this summer with the ‘Red Devils’, but United have the option to extend the commitment of their players for another year. Serbian He has played 109 games for United since he arrived from Chelsea in 2017.This season, under the command of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he has played 22 matches, scored one goal and given two assists.
On the other hand, there is the Royal Society, which intends to retain it for another year. Although the reality is that He has little to say in this matter, beyond abiding by what Odegaard and Real Madrid decide. The assignment contract that was signed was one year. At, the people of San Sebastian paid two million euros for the loan and took over the full record of the Norwegian. It is true that there were conversations in which there was talk that, surely, the transfer would last another year if the footballer did not have a place in Madrid.But nothing was ever formalized in writing and there was no verbal agreement. It is not the first time that Madrid gives in to a footballer with the intention that his training will last for several years and, given the player’s immediate performance, they decide to return. It happened, for example, with Jesús Vallejo, who was on loan at Eintracht in the 2016-17 academic year with the intention of extending it for another year. However, the great performance of the Aragonese caused his return, a decision that the Eintracht understood perfectly. The same is expected in Madrid for Odegaard, since the commitment is only one year. That is why in the white club they have surprised certain leaks of the Real taking for granted the continuity of the Norwegian. Madrid and Odegaard will speak when the course ends and they will make a joint decision. A decision that, if nothing changes, will be to be part of the Madrid squad next season. Modric’s decision to end his contract at Madrid (ends in 2021) does not change the roadmap set for Odegaard. The leaders, in a decision agreed with Zidane, are clear: the Norwegian has a place in the 2020-21 squad. The level he has shown during his transfer to Real Sociedad has convinced the club that he is already prepared to be an important footballer at the Bernabéu. Madrid’s departure plan (they intend to sell five of the current squad) will not change Odegaard’s future at all. Nor does Modric’s continuity vary anything: they are compatible.Therefore, the decision is now up to the player. In Madrid, just as they have done in previous years, they will respect what the Norwegian believes is convenient to continue growing as a footballer (he is only 21 years old). Although there is little doubt that when you learn about the club’s plans, your only idea is to be part of the white template. It is what you have been looking for for years …
They are now rivals on the Premier League bench, but there was a moment, as Steve Sidwell has revealed for The Athletic, when Frank Lampard shed tears for José Mourinho. According to the words of the midfielder, both the current Chelsea coach and John Terry, mythical captain of the London entity, “cried on the floor of the locker room “when the Portuguese announced in 2007 his departure “By mutual consent” after becoming the best coach in blues history.The five great titles he has won with Chelsea since his arrival in 2004They then made him the most coveted coach in Europe, but his departure remains unexplained. “I never felt tension or that he was in trouble. There were a few games before where you could see some things in the press and in the end it grew, but you didn’t really feel any of that from the inside. The players were all united, none were against him, so it cannot be said that he had lost the locker roomSidwell explains during his interview. “The day he left I was taking my wife to the airport when we found out everything on the radio. I just thought, ‘Shit, what’s going to happen now?’ What happened was that they called us to a meeting in Cobham, ”he says. “It was very strange when José came to say goodbye, you could have heard even a pin drop. It seemed as if someone had died“It was at that time that some of the captains collapsed: “When you see people as strong as Drogba, Lampard or Terry crying on the ground or just slumped … you also get angry. It was all very strange, “adds Sidwell, who did not fit in with Avram Grant and ended up leaving the London entity that same summer.
The victory places BATE second with the same points, ten, as the leader, Slutsk, who host Belshina on Sunday.Previously, FC Minsk buried its losing streak in the field of Slavia Mozyr, where it prevailed by 1-3.In half an hour the visiting team got back on track for their second win of the season with a goal from Roman Gribovski. He extended his advantage as soon as the second half started thanks to Yaroslav Yarotski, although Slavia recovered his pulse in the 79th minute through Vladislav Zhuk.It was three later when Artyom Vasilyev sentenced the victory of Minsk, which had three defeats in a row, and that accentuated the crisis of his rival, who accumulates a draw and two defeats in his recent commitments.Finally, Shakhter Soligorsk escaped from relegation positions, which Dinamo Brest approached after winning the duel between the two.A Maksim Vitus own goal scored the second win of the season for the away team, who secured all three points in the 67th minute thanks to Vitali Lisakovich.On Sunday the sixth day of the Belarusian competition will be completed with the remaining three matches. The one of the leader, the Slutsk, that receives the Belshina, the one of the Torpedo Zhodino against the Rukh Brest and the one of the Isloch Minsk against the Vitebsk. The effectiveness of veteran midfielder Stanislav Dragun facilitated the reunion with the victory of BATE Borisov, who came out with three points from the Gorodeja stadium (0-2) on the sixth day of the Belarusian LeagueThe Dragun goal that broke the balance in the match paved the way for Kirill Alshervky’s team, who won again after the draw in their field on the visit of the Torpedo Zhodino.The Gorodeja, who with the victory would have installed himself as provisional leader at the expense of the Slutsk meeting on Sunday, resisted the domination of the visitors.The change made by Alshervky a quarter of an hour from the end was key. The coach removed Evgeni Yablonski from the field and entered Dragun, who scored on the first ball he touched.BATE could not sentence the victory until the added time, with a goal by Anton Saroka in the last action of the match.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel crowned themselves the new champions of the Caribbean Premier League when they beat title-holders Barbados Tridents by 20 runs in the final here last night.Playing before a sold-out crowd at Queen’s Park Oval, Red Steel successfully defended their 178 for five to take their first ever CPL title.Opting to bat first, Red Steel were propelled by Kamran Akmal, who top-scored with 60 off 46 balls while opener Cameron Delport hit 50 from 38 deliveries. The pair put on 102 for the second wicket after opener Jacques Kallis fell cheaply for eight with the score on 18 in the third over.Captain Dwayne Bravo struck an unbeaten 29 off 15 deliveries.Seamers Rayad Emrit (2-25) and Kieron Pollard (2-28) picked up two wickets apiece.RUNSDRIEDUPIn reply, Tridents started well but then fell away as the runs dried up. Opener Dwayne Smith lashed a top score of 49 from 30 balls, putting on 47 off 25 balls for the first wicket with Steven Taylor, who hit 20 off 10 balls.Once Smith fell in the 10th over with the score on 85, Tridents stumbled badly and the run rate climbed steadily, leaving them needing 26 off the last over.Barbadian left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn performed the final rites, sending down a final over, which cost just six runs, to hand Red Steel the title.
MADRID (AP): Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick, but Luis Suarez scored in the second half to give Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in their Spanish league opener yesterday. That gave the defending champions a small gap on archrivals Real Madrid right away, as Rafa Benitez started his stint in charge with a 0-0 draw at promoted side Sporting Gijon. Suarez netted the winner from close range after a left-flank cross by Jordi Alba in the 54th minute at Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium. Messi had a chance to open the scoring in the first half after a disputed foul on Suarez inside the area, but the Argentine playmaker had his low shot from the spot saved by goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz. “We won the game and that’s what’s important,” Suarez said. A disappointing result in the opener would have raised more questions about Barcelona after an unusually difficult start to the season. The club was stunned by Bilbao last week in the Spanish Super Cup final, losing the title 5-1 on aggregate. Bilbao presented the Super Cup trophy to the nearly 50,000 fans that packed the San Mames yesterday, but the team could not keep their momentum going against the Spanish powerhouse. Barcelona played just well enough to earn the victory and had most of the significant scoring opportunities. Sergi Roberto hit the crossbar with a right-footed shot in the 60th, and Messi made one of his traditional runs past several defenders near the end of the game, but his shot came out weak for an easy save by Iraizoz. Messi’s best chance was the 32nd-minute penalty kick, when his left-footed shot was deflected wide as Iraizoz dived to his right to tip the ball away. Luis Enrique’s team began their season with a depleted squad because of injuries and suspensions and it only got worse yesterday when right back Dani Alves had to be substituted in the first half and Sergio Busquets in the second because of apparent injuries. Star striker Neymar was recovering from the mumps and fellow Brazilian Adriano was injured, while Gerard Pique and Jeremy Mathieu were suspended. “It’s a difficult situation. They are very important players for our team,” Suarez said. “But we have a lot of quality players to replace them if needed.” Atletico Madrid began with a lacklustre 1-0 win over newcomers Las Palmas at their Vicente Calderon Stadium on Saturday, thanks to a 16th-minute free kick goal by Antoine Griezmann, while midfielder Salva Sevilla scored early in the first half to give Espanyol a 1-0 win over 10-man Getafe. The league struggled to produce goals on its first two days, with scoreless draws between Valencia-Rayo Vallecano, Real Sociedad-Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla-Malaga.
FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, who beat a good field over 1300 metres in the Seek Exercise Book Trophy on August 15, is tipped to defy topweight of 57.0kg and capture the Saint Cecelia Cup open allowance feature over the same distance at Caymanas Park today.Trained by 14-time champion Wayne DaCosta, the American-bred five-year-old horse made amends for his near miss against TRADITIONAL PRINCE over 1100 metres on August 1 with a 1 1/4-length victory over his old rival in the Seek Trophy a fortnight later, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:17.3, behind splits of 23.2, 46.1 and 1;10.4 for the first six furlongs.Title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen, who is making few mistakes in his bid for a first jockey’s title, again has the ride.Although facing stiff oppositionfrom the likes of the Patrick Lynch-trained TRADITIONAL PRINCE, TIMEFORARMS, PHINEAS and down-in-class PETE’SWILDONE, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED should use his speed to best advantage and make all from the number one post position.ready for actionHe has caught the eye at exercise in preparation for this trophy and, although 2.0kg worse off with main rival TRADITIONAL PRINCE, is ready for action once again and should hold TRADITIONAL PRINCE, TIMEFORARMS and PETE’SWILDONE at bay in deep stretch.The speedy three-year-old filly, MOM’S STUDENT, winner of the Jamaica Oaks in April, ran encouragingly behind TIMEFORARMS over 1200 metres on June 6 at this level, finishing a fair seventh after racing prominently into the straight.Reporting well refreshed from a three-month respite, MOM’S STUDENT has been taken to task at exercise by trainer Fitzroy Glispie and while expected to inject speed into the race with her light impost (50.0kg), should be outclassed by the more experienced FORTUNEONEHUNDRED approaching the distance, leaving TRADITIONAL PRINCE to carry the fight to my selection once again.Other firm fancies on the card are recent winner FRANKENSTORM, to repeat in the first race over 1000 metres (round); WHO’S BOSSY, in the second for maiden four-year-olds and up; EDISON in the fifth over the straight for overnight allowance horses, as well as CLEARLY OURS in the sixth and the well-prepared DINNER AT SEVEN in the eighth over the straight.
P W D L GF GA GD PtsMan United 7 5 1 1 12 5 7 16Man City 7 5 0 2 13 6 7 15West Ham 7 4 1 2 15 9 6 13Arsenal 7 4 1 2 10 7 3 13Tottenham 7 3 3 1 9 5 4 12Crystal Palace 7 4 0 3 9 7 2 12Leicester 7 3 3 1 15 14 1 12Liverpool 7 3 2 2 7 9 -2 11Everton 6 2 3 1 8 5 3 9Southampton 7 2 3 2 10 9 1 9 P W D L GF GA GD PtsSwansea 7 2 3 2 8 8 0 9Norwich 7 2 3 2 11 12 -1 9Watford 7 2 3 2 5 6 -1 9WestBrom 6 2 2 2 4 6 -2 8Chelsea 7 2 2 3 11 14 -3 8Bournemouth 7 2 1 4 9 11 -2 7Stoke City 7 1 3 3 7 10 -3 6Aston Villa 7 1 1 5 8 12 -4 4Newcastle United 7 0 3 4 5 11 -6 3Sunderland 7 0 2 5 6 16 -10 2