Ageless Boino the man to beat in hurdles

first_imgThe final will be run on Friday at BSP Stadium. Boino ran the fastest finals qualifying time this morning, clocking 53.36 seconds in his heat, which is 2.54s faster than his nearest rival.Running in lane one, Boino used his experience to  advantage by making up metres and sticking with the inside lane runners at the start before making his move in the final 200m bend.Using the benefit of the inside lane, Boino overtook the runners in the last 150m with his quick turn and smooth jumps over the hurdles to make a comfortable finish.The defending Pacific Games 400m hurdles champion is a man on a mission as he attempts to finish his illustrious career on home soil with another gold medal as he has been dominating the event in the last 15 years.Meanwhile, in the second heat, PNG rising hurdler Wala Gime finished ahead of the pack stopping the clock at 55.90 seconds.Gime has been Boino’s understudy over the years and the Daru man will certainly give his older comrade a run for his money in the finals.The results of this morning’s heats in the order of finish, in heat one, Boino (PNG, 53.36s), Peniel Joshua (PNG, 54.46s), Siologa Valiamu Sepa (Samoa, 56.52s), Larry Steven Slunga (Tonga, 57.12s) and Vilison Rarasea Sailosi (Fiji, 57.51s).In heat two, Wala Gime (PNG, 53.36s), Alifeleti Tuiono (Tonga, 56.76s), Namataiki Tevenino (Northern Marianas, 66.15s).last_img read more

Game day for Hunters and Blackhawks

first_imgThe top of the ladder clash is expected to attract a huge crowd as Hunters host their second home game.As usual, the home team had a morning walk and is based in camp at the PNG Institute of Public Administration while the Panthers are based at the Holiday Inn Hotel.PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Bob Cutmore said previously that it is tradition that teams take time off from training to prepare mentally and maintain team spirit before a game.Blackhawks arrived in Port Moresby yesterday (Saturday) and both teams had a successful captains’ run later that afternoon as they build up to today’s big clash.The match kicks off at 3pm and will be televised live on TVWAN Sports.PNG Hunters1. Stargroth Amean 2. Justin Olam 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Adex Wera 5. William Aquila 6. Watson Boas 7. Wartovo Puara Jnr 8. Henry Noki 9. Warren Glare 10. Esau Siune 11. Ishamel Baikawa 12. Tuvi Lepan 13. Brandy Peter 14. Adam Korave (c) 15. Enock Maki 16. Philimon Kimisive 17. Edward Goma 18. Timothy Lomai 19. Benjamin Hetra.Coach: Michael MarumTownsville Blackhawks1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Hezron Murgha 3. Moses Pangai 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Samsen O’Neill 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 8. Glenn Hall (c) 9. Anthony Mitchell (c) 10. Corey Jensen 11. Lona Kaifoto 12. Rhyse Martin 13. Lorenzo Maafu 14. Nathan Norford 15. Kieran Quabba 16. Willie Minoga 17. David Munro.Coach: Kristian Woolflast_img read more

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with win over Wallabies in Wellington

first_imgDespite a vastly better performance than last week’s capitulation in Sydney, Australia never looked likely to win and could do little to stop the All Blacks once their irresistible catch-and-pass game clicked into gear.The result brings Australia’s losing streak under Michael Cheika to six matches – one short of the seven defeats in 2005 that eventually led to the sacking of Eddie Jones.A sold-out crowd of 35,372 was on hand at a windswept Wellington Stadium, where the Wallabies have not won for 16 years.They began with clear intent but still fell down in key areas, coughing up three lineouts and struggling to contain the slick, polished world champions, missing 27 tackles to six.Quade Cooper had a mixed showing in his first Test for almost a year and, as expected, was booed with nearly every touch.The All Blacks were not as clinical as last week but were still far too good for Australia.They led 15-9 at half-time after Australia debutant Reece Hodge nailed a 52-metre penalty shot but spent most of the second stanza in cruise control, with tries from Julian Savea and Sam Cane snuffing out any chance of an unlikely Australian comeback.Winger Israel Dagg also crossed for a first-half double, his second try set up by a scintillating Beauden Barrett run.The Wallabies barely had a sniff in attack with the All Blacks dominating possession and territory all night.The closest they came was when Nick Phipps crossed in the dying moments but lost control of the ball as he tried to touch down.Australia’s only scores were two penalties from Bernard Foley and one 35th-minute three-pointer by Hodge, who was thrown into the mix earlier than expected after veteran winger Adam Ashley-Cooper went off with concussion in the 17th minute.Two-Test lock Adam Coleman was also yellow-carded just before the interval for a late shoulder charge on Ben Smith.The Wallabies will look to recover from what has been a nightmare fortnight when they face South Africa on September 10 at Lang Park.The final Bledisloe Test will be played at Eden Park on October 22.last_img read more

Dani Olmo interests Barça for the 20-21 season

first_imgHowever, Barça is aware that signing Olmo will not be easy. In the race for the player, with a contract until 2021, there is the Manchester City. According to various information, the Dinamo from Zagreb would be asking for 40 million euros for a player valued at 35 for specialized websites. Sports world reported on last tuesday of a formal offer of Barça to the Zagreb dynamo by Dani Olmo (7-5-1998, Terrassa). Barça sources consulted by AS confirmed interest in the player raised in La Masia, but denyn that has been presented said offer that Dinamo Zagreb recognizes. The idea, in any case, is attack the signing of the next player month of June, Not for this winter market. Represented by Juanma López and Gelu Rodríguez, Dani Olmo has been one of the players nationals with greater progression in 2019. He played an excellent European Under-21 Championship, reached debut with the Absolute and has drawn the attention of the greats of Europe. Connoisseur of Barça style (He was between 2007 and 2014 in La Masia), the club believes it could be a profitable operation that, in addition, would strengthen the commitment by the youth in the attack after the extensions and improvements of the contract of Carles Pérez and Ansu.last_img read more

Zidane paves the January slope

first_img2019Jan 3Villarreal-RM2-2Solari In Liga, things change for Zidane and also for Real Madrid and The field factor becomes very important for the white team. The last four occasions that the whites have retaken away from the Bernabéu the pulse to the League after the Christmas break have not managed to add the three points. Last year Madrid, with Solari on the bench, drew in Villarreal (2-2) and the previous one, with Zidane, reaped the same result in Vigo against Celta. In 2016, the same draw at Mestalla ended the Benitez stage and precipitated precisely the arrival of Zidane. A year earlier (2015), Ancelotti left the same stage, the feudo che, with a defeat (2-1).To find a league welcome a year as a visitor with the three points you have to go back to 2011 and travel, curiously, to Getafe. In the Coliseum, in the first season of Mourinho, Madrid won 2-3 with a double by Cristiano and the same from Özil. When in the last decade he has resumed the league competition at the Bernabéu, the Madrid fans have always been able to celebrate a victory for their team. 2010Jan 3Osasuna-RM0-0Pellegrini YearDateMatchBeef.Coach In bold, victories.He didn’t lose with Castilla eitherIn the season and a half that trained Castilla, Zidane also did not know the defeat in the two games with which he opened the calendar year. In 2015 he defeated Toledo 4-1 at Alfredo Di Stéfano and the following year (2016) he drew 2-2 at La Roda in his last game at the head of the subsidiary before taking over the first team. 2018Jan 4Numancia-RM0-3Zidane 2012Jan 3RM-Malaga3-2Mourinho 2017Jan 7RM-Granada5-0Zidane 2014Jan 6RM-Celtic3-0Ancelotti 2011Jan 3Getafe-RM2-3Mourinho 2013Jan 6RM-Real Soc.4-3Mourinho 2015Jan 4Valencia-RM2-1Ancelotti YearDateMatchBeef.Coach 2016Jan 3Valencia-RM2-2Benitez 2018Jan 7Celtic-RM2-2Zidane The years that the first official match was not League, but Cup 2017Jan 4RM-Seville3-0Zidane The January slope begins on a downhill slope for Zinedine Zidane. The French coach usually enters the new year on the right foot since the calendar changes on the bench of Real Madrid. The French coach won two victories the two years he took the grapes as the head of the white wardrobe. Yes, they were in the Cup: in 2017 he premiered the year at the Bernabéu with a win (3-0) in the first leg against Sevilla and the following year, in the same round of the KO tournament he repeated the result, although at home (0-3) against the Numancia 2020Jan 4Getafe-RMZidane The first Real Madrid League match every calendar year in the last decade 2012Jan 7RM-Granada5-1Mourinholast_img read more

Bale barely celebrated his goal

first_imgGareth Bale returned to the title after missing the games of the Spanish Super Cup and the important duel against Sevilla in LaLiga Santander. Zidane chose him as part of the lineup in search of booking a ticket for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey and the Welshman returned the opportunity with the first goal of the match.However, he barely celebrated. It was the 18th minute of encounter when the Welshman picked up a ball inside the area, controlled with his chest and defined with the help of a defender. His countenance said it all: He stood still, outlined a shy smile, collided with several companions, who hugged him, and headed towards the center of the field To resume the crash. Subsequently, as soon as the second half started, he suffered some discomfort and was replaced by Brahim. In the last hours the possibility of leaving Real Madrid in this same winter market has been put on the table. As El Chiringuito reported, Levy and Florentino Pérez met and discussed the possibility of transferring him. The president of Tottenham would be willing to offer up to 30 million euros for his services. However, his representative Jonathan Barnett has stated that Bale is happy in the club.last_img read more

Rodrigo vaudeville is complicated

first_imgRodrigo went to Dr. Ramon Cugat’s office with Manu Vallejo and Cillessen for a routine and suspicious review. Early in the afternoon Bruno Fernandes, player of Sporting de Portugal, joined the stage, which would be the key that would unlock the operation. However, late at night all expectations of undone like a sugar revealing a vaudeville that this Wednesday can live a new episode. Let’s go by parts. From Barcelona it was reported Monday night that this Tuesday was the key day because it is played against the clock. Bartomeu, from the World Sports Gala recognized that Rodrigo’s name was “on the table of the technical secretariat to replace Suárez” and this Tuesday morning Albert Celades, coach of the Valencian team, recognized the negotiations. “Rodrigo is very good and differential. That is why Barcelona wants it, because it is differential. The negotiation is open and we are not going to hide. We are lucky to have it. Rodrigo and I have spoken. I cannot make a private conversation public” , said.Meanwhile, the Paco Alcácer case remains parked as a possible substitute for the Brazilian Hispanic while awaiting the events.Bruno, the brief one. While Rodrigo left the Catalan doctor’s office without making statements, a new character appeared on the scene: Bruno Fernandes (25 years old), midfielder of Sporting de Portugal. Bruno’s name appeared as a key piece in a football engineering operation according to which Barcelona would sign him and transfer him to Valencia, which in turn would yield Rodrigo al Barça with a mandatory purchase option as Superdeporte revealed.However, the castle collapsed as soon as Manchester United, a team that has been behind the Portuguese player for months, accelerated the negotiation late on Tuesday and, as reported by England, reached an agreement with Sporting for 55 million plus 25 in variables.Without the Fernandes letter and with Valencia rejecting the youth players (Abel Ruiz and Monchu) that Barça wanted to include in the transfer to make it cheaper, the negotiations seem broken, but that the vaudeville continues. Barcelona dawned with the feeling that Rodrigo Moreno’s arrival was a matter of hours. A feeling that consolidated at noon when it was learned that the striker was not training in Paterna with his teammates and that he was in Barcelona, ​​where Jorge Mendes has been a couple of days, the hand that moves the cradle in this whole subject.last_img read more

The side effects of Mobile reach Espanyol

first_imgIn the last two years, without going any further, the RCDE Stadium was the stage chosen by LaLiga to present its technological innovations to experts from around the world on the occasion of Mobile. And last season, the box office increased considerably when the congress coincided with the Espanyol-Valladolid party. On this occasion, the benefits would have been greater, since next Thursday, the 27th, an international match is held, the Espanyol-Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Europa League, and failing on Sunday (for the laggards of Mobile) Atlético de Madrid arrives at Cornellà.A third factor was going to take advantage of Espanyol, which was planned inaugurate its new space at the Plaça Espanya railway station, place of passage for all those attending the Mobile that were going to move by public transport. The suspension of the 2020 edition of the Mobile World Congress, which was to be held next week in Barcelona, not only affects macroeconomics but especially companies. And, although on a small scale, the effects reach Espanyol, that in the last years it collected with very good results, from the point of view of the brand image and of the finances, the good work of a congress that came bringing together more than 100,000 attendees.last_img read more

Pep overthrows Ancelotti, Mourinho and Ferguson

first_imgUntil 2017, I only knew the final victory or the defeat in the semifinals. In this round he fell on 09/10 against Inter de Jose Mourinho and on 11/12 against Chelsea, both, in the end, champions. With Bayern, three LaLiga teams would prevent him from reaching the final. In the first season, he eliminated Real Madrid, in the second, Barcelona and in the third, Atlético de Madrid. Of these three, only the rojiblancos would not rise with the Orejona in the edition in which they managed to eliminate the group trained by Pep in the Champions League.The City has had worse luck. The first year, Mbappé and his Monaco took them by surprise in the second round and the next two editions would be done in the quarterfinals by two of their ‘neighbors’: Liverpool (runner-up 17/18) and Tottenham (runner-up 18/19).This season, the victory against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu leaves him with a good advantage to move to the quarterfinals but, Real Madrid, the last great dominator of this competition, promises to battle in the Etihad. The victory of Manchester City in Santiago Bernabéu by 1-2 has added another achievement to Pep Guardiola’s extensive curriculum. The Catalan coach won his 28th victory in the KO rounds in the Champions League on Wednesday night at the Bernabéu, thus exceeding the qualifying records in this continental competition of Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson according to data offered by Opta. In his career in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola has 121 games with a record of 74 wins, 26 draws and just 21 losses. That is, in up to 100 games, the team that trained Santpedor came out with something positive in the most prestigious club competition in the world.Since his debut on September 16, 2008 with a 3-1 victory against Sporting Portugal, Pep has managed to raise two Champions, both with Barcelona. That same season (08/09) he defeated Manchester United by Cristiano Ronaldo in Rome and in 2011, he beat the red devils again in the Wembley final, and with the Portuguese in the ranks of Real Madrid.last_img read more

The half-full glass and the complacency of Barça

first_imgThe defeat against Real Madrid that has meant losing the leadership of LaLiga in favor of the whites in the absence of 12 days to finish the championship has the self-criticism shining by its absence. Unlike, the discourse that has been imposed, at least publicly, from the locker room to the boardroom is that of complacency. It is considered in the Camp Nou in most estates that the Setién team played to win at the Bernabéu and that nothing happens here.The first to publicly state this argument was Guillermo Love, director of institutional relations of Barcelona who said that “in the first half you have to give the team a very good grade, we have had occasions and we only lacked the goal to leave with advantage, if Madrid forgives them they take advantage of their chances. They have pressed, they saw that they could win and they went up to press. In the first part was the triumph very clear in our favor. The team has not been bad, there have been times when we were very opor above Madrid. “ A speech he had its corresponding echo in the locker room where the staff preferred to praise the first time to do self-criticism regarding the globality of the party. Piqué was one of the examples in saying that “I’ve seen the worst Madrid in years in the first part” o Busquets, who said that “there is a lot of league, we are one point below and we have to keep going, keep the good things.”For his part, the coach Quique Setién said that “our party was in the first part and we did things quite well and we generate occasions, even with one before they scored, we have the ability to recover. There are positive things to rescue and we will analyze what we have not done well. “An analysis that shares the Catalan press that speaks of “forgiveness” as a word that defines the party. Only L’Esportiu It is something more critical with the Barcelona game.And another topic of debate is the role of Messi, who remained unmarked again at the Santiago Bernabéu. His performance from the board is also seen as “phenomenal,” as spokesman Guillermo Amor said: “Messi has been phenomenal in the first half and then has been isolated. Then when you lose everything seems negative.”last_img read more