Knights legend reacts to possible relocation

first_imgSpeaking to Triple M, the Knights legend voiced his skepticism at the idea, as revealed by The Daily Telegraph, while also giving insight into how the Newcastle community would likely react.”It won’t happen,” Johns told Triple M’s The Grill Team.“Knowing the community up there. They’d set NRL headquarters on fire first.”The NRL currently hold ownership over the Newcastle club and are desperate to sell them to private owners after back-to-back wooden spoons.last_img

Pacific Games incentive payments close to completion

first_imgThe PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) said 99 percent of payments have been made, at a cost of close to K4 million.Out of 500 athletes, 495 of them have been paid.PNGOC received funding from the PNG Government for the payments in early September and has since been processing these for athletes who won medals.The remaining one percent, five athletes, are yet to sort arrangements with their sports on agreements and contracts covering them under their programs.PNG won a total of 217 medals – 88 gold, 69 silver and 60 bronze.Athletes received K20, 000 for winning gold regardless of whether they competed as individuals or a team, K10, 000 for silver and K5000 for bronze.Athletes that did not win medals received incentives of K2 500.The government put aside K5 million to cover the costs of all the medal winners.The incentive payments are reward to the athletes for their sacrifice and success and an opportunity for the athletes to use their funds to pursue their personal goals.last_img read more

Muguruza – Kenin live: Australian Open 2020 final

first_imgWhen virtually nobody anticipated it, at the start of a brand new season, simply two months after renewing his work group with the return of Conchita Martínez as coach, Garbiñe Muguruza (26 years outdated) is one step away from making historical past for nationwide tennis and World Open in Australia. Within the first case, as a result of with a win it will be the primary Spanish to win three totally different Grand Slams. Within the worldwide enviornment, if Garbiñe lifts the trophy, she could be the primary tennis participant, amongst women and men, to win her first three majors on three totally different surfaces, together with Serena Williams and Hana Mandlikova. Final minute of Muguruza-KeninMuguruza-Kenin Preview Within the first case, as a result of with a win it will be the primary Spanish to win three totally different Grand Slams. Within the worldwide enviornment, if Garbiñe lifts the trophy he could be the primary tennis participant, between women and men, who wins his first three majors on three totally different surfaces, together with Serena Williams and Hana Mandlikova. When virtually no person anticipated it, at the start of a brand new season, Simply two months after renewing his work group with the return of Conchita Martínez as coach, Garbiñe Muguruza (26 years outdated) is one step away from making historical past for nationwide and world tennis on the Australian Open. Garbiñe’s final coaching earlier than the final: Good morning to what generally is a historic morning !! Garbiñe Muguruza is measured with Sofia Kenin within the Australian Open final as a way to get her third Grand Slam totally different. The sport, from 9:30 in AS. Garbiñe MuguruzaHe already received within the French land (2016) and within the British grass (2017) and would now do it on the onerous observe aussie, the place solely a Spaniard, the good Rafa Nadal (2009), ‘champion’. Garbiñe, who’s already 16th within the rating, would nearly rise to 12th place if he defeats Kenin. We should keep in mind that she arrived in Melbourne with out being seeded for the primary time in a significant since Roland Garros 2014, and that if she wins, she would be the third participant within the Open Period (since 1969) that wins the Australian Open with out being one of many 32 favorites, after Chris O’Neil (1978) and Serena (2007). He began the match with a rosco towards the American Rogers (0-6, 6-1 and 6-0). Within the second spherical he beat host Ajla Tomljanovic (6-3, 3-6 and 6-3). Since then, he hasn’t misplaced any set within the match. Svitolina, Bertens, Plavyuchenkova and Halep had been his subsequent victims. Now, the final shot is lacking: Sofia Kenin.Sofia KeninSofia Kenin is, at 21 years outdated, a primary in these leaders who has nothing to lose and who broke the center on Thursday when he eradicated the good favourite, native idol and world primary, Ashleigh Barty. Within the final 11 Slams seven champions had been launched. Kenin will attempt to develop the record after curdling an excellent match. As well as, the one earlier match between them was received by the American born in Moscow, the youngest finalist (21 years and 80 days) within the match since her beloved Maria Sharapova in 2008, who arrived and received in 2008 with 20 and 283. It was in Beijing final 12 months, though it’s true that the Caracas was not at its greatest and now has recovered the sport and the need. He received in his solely duel with Garbiñe, in Beijing 2019 (6-0, 2-6 and 6-2).last_img read more

Juan Villar is chosen to replace the injured Ulloa

first_imgThe Andalusian, 31, can act as both extreme and center forward. He was not currently playing a role in Osasuna, where He has only played 237 minutes in ten games (two of them holder), in which he has only scored one goal (from penalty to Alavés). Of course, also wet in the Cup, against Lorca. El Rayo has already chosen a substitute for the injured Ulloa and this will be Juan Villar. According to BE, the franjirrojo club and Osasuna meet negotiating the transfer of the player. In addition, a compulsory purchase option in case the vallecanos ascend. An operation that would be very advanced, as confirmed by the same rojillo sports director, Braulio. Nevertheless, their targets were fundamental in the ascent of Osasuna from 2018-19. Then, Juan Villar scored twelve goals, the same as his teammate Roberto Torres, two pillars in that team. This is the only ascent of his career, although with Cádiz he won the championship of his group during 2014-15. Of course, he fell in the playoff and did not go up to Second.center_img His best scoring records he signed with the shirt of Cádiz. Juan Villar achieved 18 goals in 2013-14 and a total of 40 in the League during his three seasons at Carranza. The tip, raised in the quarry of the Recre, treasures a great experience in Second, where it has grown from the hand of the Dean, Valladolid, Tenerife and Osasuna. In the silver category it adds 54 targets.last_img read more

Zaha opens its London apartments for healthcare personnel

first_imgIn statements to the British media Standard, Zaha showed his full support for public health: “I have friends who have family members who work on the NHS and my son was born in such a hospital. They were just amazing. If there is anything we can do to help, obviously we were going to do it. Now is the time to defend everyone. “In addition, the footballer urged other hotel chains to repeat his gesture: “Anyone with empty rooms in London must do something. You cannot leave your rooms empty while people are in trouble, as the whole country is. Everyone should reserve their rooms for key workers at this time. “Zaha’s case is not the only one. In England they are already creating funds to raise money. The Welshman Gareth Bale will be the big star of the ‘#CombatCorona’ initiative, which is that, together with other footballers such as the English Luke Shaw or compatriot Daniel James, they will play matches of the FIFA 20 video game that will be broadcast online to contribute financially in the fight against the coronavirus. Soccer players continue to collaborate in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus and help the elderly affected by the crisis. The last one to do it has been Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace footballer, who has decided to open all the apartments of which he is a co-owner in London to facilitate the accommodation of all health personnel who reinforce public health.The striker, along with Obi Williams, has more than 50 apartments in the British capital, with between one and three beds each. Thus, the ZoProperties company selflessly offers all doctors a space in their rooms to shelter them in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in the UK.last_img read more

I stop Djokovic: ATP confirms that the freezing of the ranking affects the time records

first_imgGiven the doubts that the state of affairs of Novak Djokovic had aroused in numerous media (together with L’Equipe) after the ranking was frozen as a result of of the stoppage resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, ATP confirmed this Tuesday on their social networks that that choice additionally applies to the time records derived from the classification. The Serb was, with 282, 4 weeks away from matching Pete Sampras (286), in second place in the desk of permanence at world primary (the chief is Roger Federer with 310), and can proceed till it resumes the competitors. ATP Assertion on freeze rankings:The ATP has confirmed that the freeze to the FedEx ATP Rankings, efficient March 16, 2020, additionally applies to any time-sensitive records over the suspension interval of the Tour. – ATP Media Data (@ATPMediaInfo) April 15, 2020As a result of the week counter can be stopped, as is the ranking. “ATP Assertion on Classification Freeze: The ATP has confirmed that the FedEx ATP Classification Freeze, efficient as of March 16, 2020, additionally applies to any time document throughout the Tour suspension interval “, reads the assertion from the Affiliation of Skilled Tennis Gamers.The ranking was, after the Acapulco and Dubai tournaments, with Djokovic first (10,220 factors), Rafa Nadal second (9,850) and Dominic Thiem third (7,045).last_img read more

No ‘black eye’ on Caribbean, says CFU boss

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president, Gordon Derrick, believes the Caribbean can rebound from the latest scandal to shake the region.Last May, the Caribbean was plunged into turmoil when CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president, Caymanian Jeff Webb, was arrested and indicted by the United States on corruption charges.Former CONCACAF president, Trinidadian Jack Warner, who was also a FIFA vice-president, was also indicted by the US on similar charges and is currently fighting extradition.Derrick said despite this, Caribbean leaders still had a role to play in football governance.”I don’t think there is a black eye on the Caribbean per se, or that because these two (cases) happened back to back and, therefore, no one else can do it (lead). I think that would be unfair,” Derrick told an international news agency.”Yes, the confidence (in the Caribbean) will be down, but we are a proud people from a proud area, who have ability, who can govern and who are intelligent. So if someone from the Caribbean steps up, they will step up and do well.”Warner was at the centre of the first CONCACAF cash-for-votes scandal in 2011, and was forced to resign amidst corruption allegations.However, the US Department of Justice said it had continued to investigate Warner and subsequently named him – and Webb – as part of a 47-count indictment related to racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies.Twelve other football officials were named in the indictment, and Derrick was careful to stress that the scandals did not only centre around regional figures.”Not everybody in the Caribbean is tainted. If you look at this scandal, you look at who the big player is and what country did he come from?” the Antiguan reminded.”It is not just the Caribbean, it is throughout. Regardless of where you are … there are people who are not on the straight and narrow, that doesn’t mean everybody in that country is the same way.”last_img read more

SFP a cinch for 100 title at World Championships in Beijing

first_imgONE thing guaranteed in Beijing at the World Championships is that Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will win the women’s 100 metres title and give herself title number three after winning in Berlin in 2009 and in 2013 in Moscow.The ‘Pocket Rocket’ looks the safest bet in any track event for the gold medal in Beijing.When Fraser-Pryce won on both occasions, she sped to world-leading times, and with a season best of 10.74 seconds, she is expected to go much faster in Beijing, and we could see a sub 10.70 seconds from the world fastest female sprinter.Known for her bullet start, she has added another arsenal to her armoury, as her top-end speed has improved dramatically this season, and this is not good news for her rivals, including the United States duo of Tori Bowie and English Gardner, along with the Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure and Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare.What is more frightening for her rivals is that Fraser-Pryce’s coach, Stephen Francis – a man who is hardly wrong – made a bold statement after his charge’s 10.74 clocking at the Paris Diamond League, that she can go much faster.imposing dismissalIn her last race on the circuit, what was very imposing was the way she dismissed the United States champion, Bowie, with ease in Stockholm to win easily, despite a less-than-impressive start.Jamaica will be hoping for more medals here as veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson and Natasha Morrison, in her first major Championships, will be gunning for good results. Campbell-Brown, who was second in 2005 and first in 2007 in Osaka, will find it more difficult this time around to be among the medals, as she will need big improvements on her season-best 10.99 seconds.Despite Simpson’s season-best 10.95 seconds in winning the Senior Pan Am Games title in Toronto, Canada, she will also have her hands full, as this time was done on a really fast track. Several of the athletes who were close to her then have not run close to the times recorded in Canada.With Fraser-Pryce a cinch, it will be a dogfight for the other medals. The United States’ Bowie and Gardner, along with Ahoure and Okagbare, are expected to have a very keen battle.TOP THREE1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (WL)2 Blessing Okagbare3 Tori Bowielast_img read more

Deonarine signs with Red Force

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Out-of-favour Test batsman Narsingh Deonarine has signed on to play for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in this year’s Professional Cricket League, in a swap deal that will see Nkrumah Bonner heading to Leeward Islands Hurricanes.The left-handed Deonarine, who scored over 500 runs last season representing Guyana Jaguars, declined a retainer contract with the Georgetown-based outfit and opted to enter the draft where he was selected by Hurricanes.Deonarine’s switch to Red Force was accommodated due to the fact that his wife is Trinidadian and playing for the Port of Spain franchise would allow him to spend more time with his family.The 32-year-old Deonarine will be a major asset to a Red Force side that struggled in last year’s competition and finished one from bottom in the six-team campaign.He was one of the catalysts behind Jaguars’ victory bid, stroking 514 runs at an average of 42 with two centuries. Deonarine can also bowl off spin and took 14 wickets last season.The PCL is set to bowl off in November.last_img read more

Double century of sub-11s

first_imgJamaican sprinters have beaten the 11-second benchmark of quality in the women’s 100 metres more than 200 times. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce brought the milestone within reach with her winning time of 10.76 seconds in the final of the recent World Championships. Then, steps later in the same race, Veronica Campbell-Brown hit the 200 mark for Jamaica. Thirty years and a few months after Merlene Ottey became the first Jamaican to break the 11-second barrier, Campbell-Brown crossed the line in fourth in the World Championships final with a time of 10.91 seconds. An eye blink later and Natasha Morrison’s personal best time of 10.96 seconds scored the 201st Jamaican sub-11. Before the curtain came down on high-class sprinting for 2015, Fraser-Pryce added times of 10.93 in Zurich and 10.98 in Padova to bump the Jamaican sub-11 total to 203. When Ottey registered Jamaica’s first sub-11, she sped to a national record when she clocked 10.92 seconds at the 1985 Mount San Antonio Relays in Walnut, California. She broke the barrier more often than any other sprinter and ran her 67th and last sub-11 in 2000. That was a time of 10.99 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Campbell-Brown, Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson are also major contributors to the Jamaica tally with 46, 37, 25 and 13 such 100-metre times, respectively. Morrison and Elaine Thompson broke 11 seconds for the first time this year. Juliet Cuthbert, Tayna Lawrence, Simone Facey and Bev McDonald are the other Jamaicans who have achieved the feat. Only the USA has more entries on this list, seen on www.alltime-athletics.com, with a total of 300.last_img read more