21st Century Cracks: Navarro

21st Century Cracks: Navarro

first_imgRobert Navarro (Barcelona, ​​2002) is one of those footballers called to prolong the style of play that has given the Spanish National Team so many successes in this century. In a more and more physical football, this fine playmaker retains the cheek of the players with duende. “I learned to haggle with YouTube videos,” he confesses. That is one of the virtues that make him unpredictable. His football is touch, associative, but he has a devilish one against one. In fact, although his favorite demarcation is behind the end, he likes to frequently fall to the bands to face the rivals.He grew up admiring Iniesta’s football and soon followed in his footsteps entering the Barcelona school, always guided by his ex-soccer player father (he played many years in Sant Andreu and L’Hospitalet). It was precisely the job demands of his father, born in Pamplona, ​​that forced him to change his air: he returned home to start a family business. Robert then entered Osasuna, where he shone and reawakened the attention of Barcelona in children. After several seasons at La Masia, Barça did not finish making a determined bet for him when he closed his stage as a cadet. Navarro packed his bags again and left for Monaco. In the principality Henry made him the youngest footballer in history to debut in the first team from Monaco, but with the departure of the French, the commitment to young people was reduced and this summer, after a year out, he decided that the best thing was to return to Spain. With multiple offers on the table, he opted for Real Sociedad, which offered him an ambitious project for the future.Now he curte in the San Sebastian subsidiary under the command of Xabi Alonso, in group II of 2ªB. Despite his youth (he is still in Youth age), He has played 16 matches this year in the bronze category (two goals and two assists). It is a key piece in the proper functioning of Real Sociedad B (fifths to three points in the playoff).This experience is helping him to become a much more complete player. Robert Navarro increasingly joins his exquisite technique with an athletic ability that allows him to compete against strong rivals in the physical field. Looking to become a total footballer. He still has a way to go, but his name is marked to give continuity to the style of La Roja in a few years …last_img read more

Infantino: “It is not worth endangering human life for any party or league”

first_imgThe FIFA announced this Thursday the creation of an emergency fund to combat the crisis generated in the world of football, as reported through an official statement the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).Gianni Infantino, president of the football organization, issued a message to all member federations to explain the lines of action that FIFA will take to alleviate the economic problems caused by the coronavirus.“The first thing is health, it is not worth endangering human life for any game, no competition, or any league, let’s listen to the health authorities”, emphasized Infantino, in an argument that, according to the RFEF, coincides with the version that its president maintains Luis Rubiales. “We are working on an emergency fund. We have a very solid financial situation, but our reserves are not from FIFA, it is football money and our duty is to help. We are working on the most appropriate response. We will do it with responsibility and transparency “, he guaranteed Infantino.Also, FIFA also announced that it will advance a series of payments corresponding to the second half of 2020 to try to combat the financial problems caused by the pandemic, a measure that the RFEF has already adopted to provide certainty to non-professional football.“We have to protect the future of the national teams. We are studying the contracts of the players and the new transfer markets to show flexibility and common sense. We have to go out together and better than we were before. In a strategic and united way” ended Infantino.last_img read more

The Spanish top-100 prepare a tour: the ‘Artichoke Tour’

first_img“The ATP doesn’t plan to do something till July 13, and we have now thought of it to play some critical recreation and that folks, if they’ll come, get pleasure from it too,” says Alex., which clarifies that it isn’t a personal or personal initiative: “We might set it up with the Federation, which is able to arrange it in the finish, however we are going to determine the format, which we need to be the most enjoyable for us and for many who see it.”Not all the particulars are but outlined, neither locations nor dates, though it’s sure that the RFET tour will go by means of Madrid, Valencia and Lleida if it may be held in the finish. “There can be a superb degree and it is going to be cool to play in groups, in doubles … to kill time, as a result of I believe we will be unable to return to the worldwide circuit till subsequent 12 months”, concludes Davidovich, who clarifies that “all the Spanish top-100 tennis gamers” are concerned in the concept. Spanish gamers are as much as one thing curious when extreme confinement ends all through the nation. Revealed it this Thursday Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, whereas collaborating in the chapter 16 of CONFINED, the direct ones that AS does on Instagram with characters from the world of sports activities. “We’ve got a group of Spanish tennis gamers and we’re organizing a tour to be referred to as Artichoke Tour (The Artichoke Tour). They are going to be a couple of tournaments to maintain up and play in Spain, as a result of at the second we aren’t going to have the ability to go away, “says the 20-year-old from Malaga and 97th in the world rating.last_img read more

Blackwood: Extreme heat threatened my focus

first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC):Middle order batsman Jermaine Blackwood said he almost lost concentration as he was forced to battle extreme heat on his way to a polished half century for West Indies against Victoria X1 on the first day of their two-day tour match yesterday.Blackwood compiled a well-played 69 to bolster his confidence after scoring a couple of ducks in the first Test as West Indies amassed 303 for eight at Simonds Stadium.The diminutive Jamaican batsman, who scored seven fours and a six, said it was the first time he experienced such extreme heat as temperatures soared to 43 degrees, one of the hottest days on record in the history of Australia.”It was extremely hot out there … dry heat. Even when the wind came across the ground, it was a kind of hot wind. I’ve never experienced anything like it,” said Blackwood.”We’ve played in hot, sticky conditions, but never quite like that.”Blackwood added 99 runs for the third wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite, who top-scored with 78 from 175 deliveries in the first two sessions before retiring to give the rest of his teammates a chance at the wicket.Marlon Samuels struck an aggressive 45 from 39 balls including seven fours. Denesh Ramdin scored 38, while opener Rajindra Chandrika chipped in with 28.”I was quite tired after running some threes. It’s a big ground, so we had to run a few threes. At one point, I felt like I was losing concentration, so you had to dig deep for every ball,” said Blackwood.”I had to put that behind me and just focus on each ball. We got some starts. We just need to convert those starts now.”Blackwood added: “This is international cricket and we will face different conditions. It was cold (in Tasmania) for the first Test and now it’s hot here. It’s all about coping.”West Indies are using the match as part of their preparation for the second Test match at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting Boxing Day.”We’ll just have to go back into the nets and continue to work hard,” he said.”We’re just putting in the work and hopefully it will pay off in the next Test match.”last_img read more

Haloute, Azar among 10 honoured at TOBA dinner

first_imgTop regional owner Elias Haloute, his business partner Stephan Narinesingh, and their associate trainer, Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, were among 10 awardees at the inaugural Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association (TOBA) yearling sales award dinner on Friday, November 13, at the Jade Garden Restaurant, Liguanea. Nunes’ leading patron, Haloute, is considered the pioneer of the overseas-based owner who began purchasing horses from the yearling sale in 1992 to take back to the Eastern Caribbean. But many of his purchases stayed In Jamaica with trainer ‘Baba’ Nunes, some such as TERREMOTO winning both the Jamaica and Trinidad derbies in 1998, as well as the Superstakes at Caymanas Park that year before his untimely death months later. Other big race winners for Haloute in Jamaica include PITTACUS and AD INFINITUM in the 2003 and 2008 Superstakes, respectively, as well as the outsider TECHNOMOTO in the 2011 derby and RELAMPAGO in both the derby and St Leger in 2014. Significantly, Haloute became the first owner to establish racing divisions in as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, emerging Jamaica’s champion owner in 2008. Three year earlier, he was honoured by the local racing fraternity with the prestigious None Such award for his contribution to regional racing. Other awardees were top T&T regional owner Basharan Bassawh, who also raced horses successfully in Jamaica, notaby two-time T&T Horse of the Year BIGMAN IN TOWN; the deputy chairman of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL), Andrew Azar, who owned and bred the 2008 T&T derby winner PRIDE AND GLORY and who was also recognised as a “man of action with a caring attitude” and for the beautification of Caymanas Park, along with former champion owner and CEO of Cal’s Manufacturing Carlton Watson for his high-powered sponsorship of this year’s derby. Former TOBA president, Lucius White, received his award from iconic track and field coach Glen Mills. Also awarded were the legendary stud farm Orange Valley Estates Limited (established in 1963 in Trelawny and winner of 22 titles), represented by owners Alex and Jacqui Henderson; many-time champion HAM Stables Limited, represented by co-owners Howard Hamilton, Philip Feanny, and Clovis Metcalfe; and winner-producing stud farm Y.S. (1955) Limited in St Elizabeth, represented by the Browne family. A special award went to the visiting Guyanese delegation, which was here to attend the yearling sale for the first time. Master of ceremony was Chris Armond, assisted by former Miss Jamaica Kerrie Baylis. Guest speaker was American trainer, Brian Lynch. Tributes paid More awardees Haloute paid tribute to Nunes, who got him started in Jamaica racing, and also to TOBA President Howard Hamilton, Chris Armond, and Dr Steve Bennett. The young Trinidadian Stephan Narinesingh, a protege of Haloute, is a part owner of several horses in partnership with him. He came to Jamaica for his first yearling sale in 2008 and purchased his first horse, STAMP OF AUTHORITY. His first winner locally, however, was GUAN YU, and since then, he has won 112 races in Jamaica and many more in his native Trinidad. Nunes, who hails from a famous racing family, needs no introduction. He followed his late father, Nigel Nunes (a former champion trainer), into racing and also his brother Andrew, all three having the distinction of winning the Jamaica derby. Although yet to win the trainers championship, Nunes, who has finished second to Wayne DaCosta eight times, said he is hopeful that “one day, things will fall into place”.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgBlatter faces judgement by FIFA ethics court ZURICH (AP): In the waning days of his presidency, Sepp Blatter attempted to save his job yesterday at the FIFA ethics committee that he helped create and whose authority he does not recognise in his case. The suspended FIFA president had been expected to tell four judges that he is innocent of wrongdoing during the hearing at the headquarters of soccer’s governing body, the first time Blatter has entered the building since he was banned for 90 days in October. “Blatter looks forward to a decision in his favour because the evidence requires it,” Blatter’s lawyer, Richard Cullen, said in a statement after the hearing. “The evidence demonstrates that president Blatter behaved properly and certainly did not violate FIFA’s Code of Ethics. This investigation should be closed and the suspension lifted.” With a large bandage on his face, Blatter arrived at FIFA headquarters shortly after 8 a.m. local time in a chauffeur-driven car for a hearing that was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. A spokesman for Blatter, Thomas Renggli, said the Swiss official has had a minor procedure to treat a skin problem on his right cheek. At 5 p.m., Blatter and lead lawyer Lorenz Erni drove away from the building without making any comment. Suarez hat-trick sends Barcelona into final YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP): Luis Suarez made up for the absence of a sick Lionel Messi and injured Neymar, scoring a hat-trick on Thursday as Barcelona beat Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 to advance to the final of the Club World Cup. Suarez put Barcelona ahead just before half-time, hammering in a rebound off Ivan Rakitic’s long-range effort that was parried by Guangzhou goalkeeper Li Shuai. The striker made it 2-0 five minutes after the break when he controlled a pass from Andres Iniesta off his chest and beat Li with a right-footed volley. He put the result beyond doubt with a penalty kick after Huang Bowen took down Munir El Haddadi in the area. Barcelona will face South American champions River Plate in the final on Sunday. Ukrainian club Dnipro faces European ban NYON, Switzerland (AP): UEFA says Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, last season’s Europa League runner-up, faces being banned from playing in Europe unless $1.9 million in overdue payments are settled by next month. The Ukrainian club owes $910,000 to other clubs and $980,000 to staff. Dnipro have until January 31 to make the payments or UEFA will ban the club from the next European competition that they qualify for in the next three seasons. The club has been affected by the political and economic turbulence that has rocked Ukraine.last_img read more

Sammy, Russell struggle as Hurricanes beat Thunder

first_imgHOBART, Australia, CMC:Neither Darren Sammy nor Andre Russell were in top form but Hobart Hurricanes proved stronger, dealing Sydney Thunder their first loss of the Australian Big Bash here New Year’s Day.Sent in at the Bellerive Oval, Hurricanes rattled up 163 for six and then restricted Thunder to 152 for nine, to win by 11 runs.Both teams now have similar 3-1 records heading into the last two weeks of the preliminary round.For Hurricanes, George Bailey top scored with 56 not out while Sammy chipped in at the end with 18 off 10 deliveries, including one six.Russell was uncharacteristically expensive, sending down four overs of pace for 40 runs without taking a wicket.When Thunder batted, Russell also failed to shine, scoring just eight from five balls with a six, to be part of a lower order slump.Captain Mike Hussey lashed 71 from 58 balls to power his side, but was one of only three players in double figures as Thunder lost five wickets for 13 runs at the end to lose their way.Sammy’s three overs of medium pace went for 27 runs.last_img read more

Test evenly poised after SA fightback

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP): South Africa staged a remarkable comeback and shrugged off the loss of fast bowler Dale Steyn to injury in the first cricket Test at the WACA yesterday. After Australia’s openers piled up 158-0, swing bowlers Vernon Philander (4-56) and Kasigo Rabada (2-78), and left arm spinner Keshav Mahraj (3-56) exposed the vulnerability of the Australian batting to dismiss the host for 244 runs. South Africa were bowled out for 242 after winning the toss and batting first on the opening day. The visitors were in trouble at 45-2 in the second innings after losing opener Stephen Cook (12) and Hashim Amla (1). But opener Dean Elgar (46 not out) and Jean-Paul Duminy (34 not out) guided South Africa to 104-2 at the close, a lead of 102 runs. Mahraj bowled with guile and control to claim the wickets of skipper Steve Smith, Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc. Australia lost ten for 86 before and after lunch following an aggressive stand between David Warner (97) and Shaun Marsh (63). Warner was racing toward his 17th career century when he pushed at a delivery from Steyn away from the body, and was caught by first slip Amla. Warner’s dismissal triggered a top-order collapse as Australia lost Usman Khawaja (4), Smith (0), and Marsh in the space of 23 runs before lunch. Khawaja was yorked by Rabada, and two overs later, Mahraj dismissed Smith leg before wicket for his maiden Test wicket. Soon after dismissing Warner, Steyn left the field. Maharaj completed Steyn’s unfinished over and in his very next over trapped Smith, who unsuccessfully reviewed the on-field decision. “Losing nine for 80 is disappointing in any context in this game,” Warner lamented. “I accept responsibility as well as a top order batter. We always talk about one guy going on and getting a big hundred.” Steyn was taken to a nearby hospital for scans and was diagnosed with a rare bone stress which may force him out of the game for at least six months, according to team officials. Steyn will return home at the end of the first Test.last_img read more

LOOK: Conor McGregor, Draymond Green trade barbs on Instagram

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson As if the ongoing war of words between UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t enough, another high-profile athlete has decided to enter the picture.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’Ahead of the monumental bout between the combat sports’ biggest athletes, reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green took a swipe at the Irish superstar on Instagram for wearing a classic Golden State Warriors jersey.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Call me C.J Watson! https://t.co/9m2Omw4Wca pic.twitter.com/GZMzxxTsbb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017In true McGregor fashion, he left another stinging comment and made sure he had the last word.“Now ask yourself why I’m rocking C.j. when I don’t know or give a f**k about basketball,” he wrote. “I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.”  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return “We rocking with Floyd bro not you… take that off bruh,” Green captioned the photo, expressing his allegiance to the undefeated boxer.As anticipated, the equally brash McGregor fired back at his unlikely detractor, explaining who the jersey was intended for.“That’s C.J. Watson mate,” he responded. I don’t know who the f**k you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school.”McGregor, of course, was referring to former Warriors guard C.J. Watson, who used the same jersey number during his stint with the team from 2008 to 2010.In a tweet last January, McGregor also used Watson to troll his boxing opponent, after rumors that the NBA veteran had been involved with Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs “The Notorious” was rocking a No. 23 jersey, which just so happens to be currently used by the eccentric forward.last_img read more

Blackwater owner thinks Ellis on his way out of PBA after continued no show

first_img“I want to sincerely thank everyone who has shown love n concern for me! Thank you!! Im Excited for what the future holds! Until we meet again!”Sy admitted that the Blackwater camp still tried to get a hold of Ellis as much as they could, to no avail.“I’ve been asking around — both MVP and SMC group, I don’t think any of the teams have shown any interest. We offered some trade but there’s no takers, so let us stay as is and let’s see what he’ll do on his own career,” he said.Ellis’ contract expired last August, and if he decides to play once more in the PBA, the Elite will retain his rights.The high-flying forward averaged 6.4 points3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in his five-year run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT “Actually I think he is on the exit already from the PBA. Otherwise, if you’re interested to play, you have no choice but to follow the trade,” he said. “So far, in the past three years I’m in the PBA, this is the first time I found a player who doesn’t report in a trade. So we won’t force the issue.”Ginebra shipped Ellis together with center Dave Marcelo to the Elite in exchange for the injured Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar last August.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneSince being dealt, he has just showed up once in the team’s practice before complaining of a kidney problem which needed hospitalization. That was the last time the team saw of the former Slam Dunk champion.In a tweet last November 12, Ellis seemed to be bidding his fans goodbye. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBlackwater owner Dioceldo Sy couldn’t be more disappointed with Chris Ellis after the Fil-Am forward refused to report to the squad’s practices.Speaking to the media, the amiable executive shared that he thinks that the 28-year-old Ellis is already on his way out of the league.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UST rules UAAP Season 80 poomsae View commentslast_img read more