Anabel Medina: “I hope to have Muguruza in Budapest”

first_img-Would you count on such a spherical weekend?– We had been ready to compete 5 factors, to the battle. We knew that Japan was a tricky group, with Naomi Osaka, quantity ten in the world, former primary and winner of Grand Slams. However the women had been excellent and the purpose of Sara Sorribes the primary day in opposition to Osaka gave us plenty of peace of thoughts.– He warned that he had a really united group. Is that the important thing?-Within the final two years there have been actions in the group, there have been numerous gamers and a part of my job was to get that union, to really feel snug. The connection between all is superb and the nice vibes end result in the nice of the group. The environment helps so much to the efficiency on the observe.-Carla Suárez is dealing with her final yr. How did you discover it?-It is vitally quiet, enjoying very properly. You have clear your targets. As a captain, I’m very assured as a result of that she is going to carry out in any respect factors, that it’s harmful and may win anybody. For the remainder of the companions, it provides worth.-Carla mentioned in an interview that one among her illusions is to win the Federation Cup, which in some unspecified time in the future lacked dedication however that there’s tools to obtain it. In settlement?-So he has transmitted it. If you find yourself enjoying for Spain, get pleasure from, since you change the chip from enjoying for you to enjoying on your nation. She may be very concerned and has at all times mentioned she would really like to be a champion. The great factor is that the vary of gamers we have may be very vast and the outcomes are there: in the final 5 qualifiers we have gained 4. The group may be very versatile and that makes Spain harmful.-This tie has failed Garbiñe Muguruza. Why didn’t he go?-Garbiñe has at all times been very predisposed to be on the group, as he confirmed earlier. He participated in an important tie in opposition to Paraguay to maintain us in the second world group and never descend in 2018. And final yr in Belgium, the place we achieved the ascent … This time, due to circumstances, he couldn’t be however has proven that he likes the competitors and positive that on different events we are going to have her.-Will he be in the Finals?-All the time have to be taken into consideration. She is the primary in Spain and as a captain she is a tennis participant that I would really like to be on the group as a result of it makes us stronger. I hope you’re in Budapest. Little by little, we are going to work on it.-What arguments do you have to persuade her?-Who is usually a world champion, a standard purpose, as a group, representing your nation … The arguments are stunning.-You had been collaborating together with her on the finish of final season. What was improper with him and what did he discover now?-The break with a coach, while you have been so lengthy, it is extremely tough and extra in the center of the season. I wanted some adaptation time. He completed the yr feeling good even when the outcomes didn’t mirror it. It has been proven on the Australian Open. Together with his union with Conchita he has exploded once more the extent we knew he had, to win Grand Slams. -What do you consider the change of the Federation Cup, this format of finals?-The date is sweet. The Worldwide Federation has studied it properly: on land and on the indoor observe, simply earlier than a tour begins in these situations. The format will have to be seen, though we have the Davis reference. Will probably be very demanding bodily and mentally, it has nothing to do with what we have recognized. There could be 4 qualifiers in six days, with two days off and three factors.-Will probably be performed on clay. That is a bonus …-A Spain should at all times be taken into consideration on land, as a result of on this floor we have achieved essential issues.-On this floor and with Muguruza, ought to Spain be among the many favorites?-Sure, my private purpose since I began as captain has been to battle for a Federation Cup. We have potential and enjoying on the bottom positions us higher. We should keep in mind, though we won’t be native and that may be a little level in opposition to.-Within the Davis, in the top, had been virtually all the celebrities. Do you suppose it will likely be the identical in Budapest?-Sure, as a result of in latest years virtually all of the essential gamers have been concerned and Budapest goes to be a good looking expertise. So I believe we are going to see them.– Can gamers like Sara Sorribes, Aliona Bolsova or Paula Badosa take the leap of preventing for match victories?-They’re younger and with a excessive stage, who’re seen flashes of high quality. And to allow them to be a part of the group. They have expertise and are wanting to make that high quality leap. Sara already completed in an Worldwide, Aliona reached eighth in Roland Garros and Paula has performed a superb position in Australia in opposition to Kvitova. They’re maturing and they’re going to give good outcomes.-This yr there are Olympic Video games. What does it imply to you that you just have a silver?-For me it was one of the best, one of the best of my sports activities profession. After 4 video games as a participant, I’ll go as captain and it means closing the circle. It was a purpose. It makes me very excited and I hope that we will maximize: 4 singles and two doubles. As in the Fed Cup, they have to take us into consideration, in the Video games additionally as a result of traditionally we have gained medals.– Have you ever talked about it with Garbiñe and Carla? Do you see them forming a doubles?– We have not approached the topic, however I don’t discard it. In the event that they performed collectively, they’d be a medal choice as a result of in 2016 they had been shut to transferring to the semifinals they usually just like the competitors.THIS TUESDAY, TABLE DRAWThis Tuesday, in Budapest, the draw for the Finals will happen (April 14-19). 4 teams with three choices, of which the primary will go to the semifinals. Day by day two singles and one doubles can be performed, as in Davis.Classifieds: France, USA, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium, Australia, R. Czech, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary.last_img read more

Mallorca 1-Alavés 0 Cucho deactivates the VAR

first_imgGoals1-0, 62 ‘: Cucho Hernández Already in the second half, the Alavés began warning, but Take Kubo’s appearance electrified the duel and improved Mallorca. But if against something the vermilion team cannot fight it is with the VAR. In 54 ’ Dani Rodríguez scored a great goal because at the start of the action Cucho controlled the ball with his hand. This new blow seemed difficult to digest, but Mallorca continued rowing, pushed by necessity, and, in 63 ’, Cucho made the 1-0. The Alavés did not rise and the vermilion triumph, of gold. EI Mallorca resisted, persisted, believed and won. The vermilion set was better than the Alavés and did not fall apart when the VAR canceled Dani Rodrígue a great goalz. Those of Vicente Moreno did an exercise of overcoming and Cucho signed the goal that takes them off the descent. Pacheco was not enough and Alavés looks down at the table.Occupying downhill positions is something that grips and places weight on the players’ boots and it was found in a Mallorca that started idling. The Alavés, better placed, pushed the opponent and although he did not test Manolo Reina, he gave off better sensations. With the passing of the minutes, the fear disappeared, Pozo and Lumor were shown by the bands and those of Vicente Moreno began to deserve something more. In the 25 ’, Budimir had a great opportunity, after a strategic action in a corner, but Pacheco was excellent. It was the start of the Alavés goalkeeper’s recital, which was placed under the spotlight and still shone more four minutes later. Magallán committed a penalty because the ball touched him on the left arm after a header from Budimir. The referee did not hesitate and the VAR ratified it. It was Salva Sevilla who took the responsibility and Pacheco who took the prize. He guessed the intention of the half vermilion and stopped the maximum penalty. That mistake did not hold the vermilion, but it stirred them even more. Vicente Moreno got tired of shouting “calm” because he saw that the actions of his team were full of precipitation and this caused the success to be minimal. ChangesLeonardo Kourtis (27 ‘, Lumor), Takefusa Kubo (51 ‘, Aleix Febas), Edgar Mendez (56 ‘, Oliver Burke), Manu García (67 ‘, Lisandro Magallán), Martín Aguirregabiria (76 ‘, Aleix Vidal), Aleksander Sedlar (83 ‘, Alejandro Pozo) “We had to win for many reasons. We came from negative results (three straight losses) that make you dent, make you doubt. We have won the prize for a great job of the players, and I’m very happy for them and the fans,” he said The Valencian coach.Mallorca ended a streak of three straight games without winning, although according to Moreno “football is not being all fair” that he should with his team. “It has cost us a lot (add the three points at stake), but based on insisting we put the game where we wanted, I repeat, before a great rival in both physical and tactical,” he said.For Moreno, the entry of Japanese Takefusa Kubo in the second half was not decisive in the victory against Alavés, despite his notable contribution to the goal of the Colombian ‘Cucho’ Hernández. “Not especially,” the coach responded to the question of whether the player assigned by Real Madrid had stirred the Balearic attack.“The key (of the victory) was not there. Already in the first half a favorable result would not have been strange, regardless of the penalty (missed by Salva Sevilla). Take contributed his work, as Aleix Febas (Alexsandar) Sedlar and ( Leonardo) Koutris, who has made his debut for Lumor’s injury today. For me it is important to have a feeling for the team when you make a change and everyone has contributed, “he said.Asier Garitano: “We missed creating occasions”The coach of Deportivo Alavés, Asier Garitano, said after the defeat against Mallorca that his team “lacked to create chances”, in a game in which “we started very well in the first minutes of each period of time and we faced very excited, “he stressed.“We have competed and the players have given everything. We knew that it would be difficult because of the situation of Mallorca (in the classification), and that they were going to squeeze us a lot. We started well, we had that clear chance of Lucas in one on one, but we lacked that: get ahead because in this type of games they decide the teams that mark first, “Garitano explained.The Gipuzkoan coach insisted that his team “played many minutes in the rival field”, but also admitted that with the passing of the minutes, “Mallorca was tightening more and more and the game was changing in his favor.” “We wanted to generate concern in the field of an opponent who came from several defeats, but the truth is that it cost us more than in other games,” said Asier Garitano. CardsReferee: Valentín Pizarro GómezVAR Referee: César Soto GradoLisandro Magallán (39 ‘, Yellow) The guard (70 ‘, Yellow Vicente Moreno: “Today is expensive”The coach of Mallorca, Vicente Moreno, has admitted that he felt “very happy” for the victory against Deportivo Alavés, “especially for my players, whose work and effort against a great rival must be valued a lot,” he said. “Today has been expensive in a very difficult week,” said Moreno, referring to the fall of his team to the relegation zone after the defeat against Espanyol and the dismissal of the CEO of the club Maheta Molango.last_img read more

Madrid, FEF … soccer condolences for the death of Capón

first_imgHe #ElcheCF He wants to send his condolences to all his family and loved ones for the death of José Luis Capón📚 He played as a franjiverde in the season 1980-81, in a total of 32 gamesRest in peace pic.twitter.com/h8WqNFdmlb– Elche Football Club (@elchecfoficial) March 29, 2020“The President of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, and the Royal Spanish Football Federation as a whole, wish to convey their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. José Luis Capón, who died this Sunday, March 29 at the age of 72 age “, regretted the Spanish Football Federation. “Real Madrid deeply regrets the death of Atlético legend, José Luis Capón. All our strength and encouragement to his family and friends, his club and all Atlético fans“wrote the eternal rival. The world soccer showed today all day his condolences for the death of José Luis Capón, historical side of Atlético of the 70s, who died in Madrid from pneumonia, at the age of 72. From Real Madrid to the Spanish Football Federation (FEF), led by its president Luis Rubiales, to Paulo Futre, another of the rojiblancas legends, and Elche, another of the clubs in which Capón played (1980-81). He regretted his loss with a message on social networks, in which he expressed his condolences to all his family and loved ones. “The athletic family is in mourning. One of our great legends has passed away: José Luis Capón. You will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace“, wrote Atlético in a tweet by whom, in another subsequent tweet, he called” the side of the two bands. “ Real Madrid C. F. deeply regrets the death of the legend of the @Atleti José Luis Capón. All our strength and encouragement to his family and friends, his club and all Atlético de Madrid fans.– Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) March 29, 2020A lament they intoned The 50 (“José Luis Capón was not only a legend but someone tremendously special to us. Our sponsor in the beginning and in our presentation, was always a reference. Sincere, clear and emotional. We feel his loss in the soul and we will always remember him. DEP), the Union of Peñas (“From the Union we convey our condolences to the family and friends of Capón, great defense of Atleti. DEP) and numerous supporters and fans. A regret that also traveled from Portugal, from the fingers of Paulo Futre, another of the rojiblanco legends, who regretted that the sky had “been dyed red and white again”, referring to the loss of Capón and all the mourning of the last days, with the death of Peiró and the death of Christian, a 14-year-old boy from Infantil C. “My deepest condolences to the family of José Luis Capón Rest in peace Legend, “he said goodbye.last_img read more

La Real offers its players to train in Zubieta and says it does not break the state of alarm

first_imgThe Royal Society will resume its activity in Zubieta from this next Tuesday … but in a somewhat particular and peculiar way. Because the San Sebastian club will never return to group work in its training facilities. What they do from the txuri-urdin entity is give the option for their professional footballers to continue their individualized work in Zubieta instead of continuing to do so at home. La Real makes this decision after the central government has made the decision that non-essential activities will be able to restart their work starting next Monday, and after it has received the consent of the different authorities to continue this program. individualized in Zubieta. It is an optional possibility that they give from the club to those footballers who cannot do comfortably and in good condition at home, and whenever the footballer wants it. In Zubieta they will only coincide with physical trainers with whom they will maintain the safety distances ordered by the health entities. From the Royal it is insisted that they have consulted with all the competent authorities to know if they could carry out this step forward in the work of their players in the midst of this coronavirus health crisis, and they have received the agreement of all of them to be able to execute it.The club has explained everything through a statement sent to the media. “From the beginning of the current situation caused by the Covid-19, the players of the first team and of the rest of the categories of the Real Sociedad have exercised from home based on a protocol of action established by the Soccer Directorate and those responsible for Zubieta’s units. For the past four weeks, the players of the first team have been in their respective homes, complying with the individualized physical program that has been given to each footballer. Individualized physical training has been based mainly on cardiovascular and metabolic work, so from the beginning the decision was made to take Zubieta’s bikes to the soccer players’ homes, as well as provide them with treadmills thanks to the loan made by the GO fit company. In addition, the realists have received other types of guidelines (health, medical, nutritional and emotional) that have served to complement the individualized plan. Once the central government has made the decision that the non-essential activities will be able to restart their work, the players of the first professional squad will have the option of continuing their individualized work in Zubieta from Tuesday next week. In no case this work in Zubieta will be group. Work is still compulsory, as until now. It will be each player who decides to do it at home or in Zubieta. In the event that it is carried out in Zubieta, it will be done following the protocols established for this purpose, which scrupulously respect the security measures agreed upon by the healthcare providers, reason why, among other measures, the players who decide to go to Zubieta will do so individually and in stages ”. The nuance that Real Sociedad includes from now on is that although “work is still compulsory, as until now, it will be each player who decides to do it at home or in Zubieta”, as they explain from the realistic entity to the Diario AS. In the event that they decide to continue with their training in Zubieta, it will be done by scrupulously following the protocols established for it and respecting the security measures agreed upon by the health assistants, so the soccer players who decide to go to Zubieta will have to do it individually and in stages. Two players can never meet at the Zubieta facilities, and they must go home dressed to the facilities, they will exercise following the protocol established by LaLiga to avoid COVID-19 infections, and after training they will leave without showering or moving to their home. .last_img read more

Morata: “Unfortunately I had to wear other shirts”

first_imgHaving played in the eternal rival is something that relentlessly pursues Álvaro Morata. The Atlético de Madrid forward confessed in a digital meeting with the Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini that if I could go back I would do things differently.“When I was little, I was an Atleti ball boy. There came a time when I stopped enjoying playing with my friends. You know, the change that comes when you go from being a boy who has a good time playing soccer to a professional dimension. People start to have agents, to sponsor sneakers … I felt too much pressureIn addition, I was not playing a starter and decided to leave. I went to Getafe for a year, a very nice year, and then to Real Madrid. But I, with my father, went to the Calderón and I dreamed of playing there. Unfortunately I had to play with other jerseys and not with Atleti’s, but I was always from Atleti. What I have lived stays, but now I am happier than ever, “admits the rojiblanco striker. He also talked about his more direct rivals on the field, the central ones, and which of them have made it more difficult throughout their career: “Chiellini I don’t know if he does it on purpose but when he meets me he always destroys me (laughs) Sergio Ramos is also a tough defender whereas when you go against Van Dijk you seem to hit a mountain. “Stay in Turin: “In Turin I was very comfortable. When I left I went to the bar around the corner and they even hugged me. The people there were very kind. I think he would have had a great time anyway in every city in Italy. Alice misses Italy. But when we have a day or two off we go back there “last_img read more

F. Football: Zizou’s volley is the most beautiful goal in the Champions League

first_imgAccording France Football, that Zidane goal, marked just before the break (and that blew up the final) gathers “balance, delicacy, power … It has everything”. But not only Zidane’s goal appears within the top ten. The third on the list is theformidable Chilean that Cristiano Ronaldo scored in Turin for Juventus. It happened in the spring of 2018, when a Carvajal center It was topped acrobatic by the Portuguese striker. For France Football, Christian reached “his moment of maximum glory: the one to see a stadium and rival supporters bowing to such a genius “. Between the volley of Zidane and the Chilean of Cristiano, the pyrotechnic auction with which Mauro Bressan (Fiorentina) scored against Barcelona in November 1999.Too the Chilean appears with which Gareth Bale on track last conquest of the Real Madrid Champions League. The formidable hit of the Welsh in the Kiev final against Liverpool it occupies the sixth position, behind the Stankovic goal (Inter Milan) from midfield to Schalke in April 2011, fourth place, and from the Mexes semi-volley (Milan) to Anderlecht in November 2012, fifth. Curiously, in the position 35 appears the Raúl’s second goal to Manchester United in 2000, but it does not appear for the same in itself, but for the play of Redondo, in which, with a heel, he got rid of the Norwegian defender Henning Berg before attending Madrid so that beat Van der Gouw. France Football has elaborated a ranking to choose the best goal that has been scored at the time of the Champions League, that is, from 1992 to 2020. In this way, the prestigious French magazine has indicated the top 50 goals of the competition that have been marked so far. And for said medium, the best goal which has been marked on these almost 30 years competition is the volley with which Zidane made Madrid win the Ninth European Cup in its history. Something that is about to reach coming of age (It will meet them next Friday, May 15), and that it served for the current coach Real Madrid inscribed his name in gold letters on the record of the highest European competition, after missing two finals (against Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and against Real Madrid himself a year later, in 1998.last_img read more

ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgSaturday7:45 a.m.: TOTTENHAM VS SUNDERLAND10 a.m.: CHELSEA VS EVERTON12:30 p.m.: ASTON VILLA VS LEICESTER7 p.m.: NEWCASTLE VS WEST HAMSunday9:05 a.m.: LIVERPOOL VS MAN UNITED11:15 a.m.: STOKE VS ARSENAL11:15 a.m: BOURNEMOUTH VS NORWICH Sunday4:30 p.m.: SOUTHAMPTON VS WEST BROMSPORTSMAX2 SPORTSMAXlast_img

India, Aussies warm up for West Indies

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): World number one West Indies will face host nation India, along with Australia, in the warm-up round of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, which bowls off in March. The ICC recently unveiled the pre-tournament fixtures, showing the Windies matches – both to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match against India will be on March 10, while the contest against the Aussies will be on March 13. No other official fixtures have been listed, leaving these matches key to the team’s preparation for the March 8 to April 3 tournament. West Indies have been drawn in Group One of the Super 10 stage of the T20 World Cup and will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round. Group Two will comprise India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Australia and a qualifier advancing from the first round.last_img read more

Scorpions drop Palmer

first_imgFirst-time Jamaica Scorpions captain, Paul Palmer Jr has been relieved of his duties and dropped from the squad for their seventh round WICB First-Class League encounter fixture against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, starting today at Sabina Park.Opener Palmer, who has been experiencing a wretched run of the form with the bat, has been replaced by fellow opener and vice-captain, John Campbell.The new vice-captain is Barbados-born batsman, Kirk Edwards.The 24-year-old Palmer, a former Jamaica youth captain, has passed 50 just once in 12 innings, and has been one of several Scorpions batsmen who has failed to produce since the start of the season.Campbell led the Jamaica team in the recent WICB Super50 one-day tournament in January. Edwards is a former West Indies vice-captain.Palmer’s removal is one of three changes made by the Wavell Hinds-led national selection panel to a squad which lost to the Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 82 runs in Antigua last weekend.The other players omitted are experienced campaigners, wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr, and all-rounder David Bernard Jr.They have been replaced by wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton, who makes a return from studies, batsman Brandon King, and fast bowler Nicholson Gordon.The selection panel is completed by Wayne Lewis, Robert Haynes, Delroy Morgan, and Cleveland Davidson.Fourth and fifth place finishers over the past two seasons, the Scorpions, with just three wins and as many losses, are all but out of the championship race with four rounds of matches to go.They are third on 52 points, 30 behind second-place Barbados Pride, with runaway leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars on 101 points.UNCHANGED SQUADTrinidad, in the meantime, who are fourth in the standings with 40 points and are out of the running for the top prize, have named an unchanged squad for the game.The Jason Mohammed-captained unit, without their most established players, will look to batsman Narsingh Deonarine, all-rounder Rayad Emrit, and young off-spinning standout Jon-Ross Jagessar to lead their charge.They have recorded a win, three defeats, and two draws record to date.Jamaica Scorpions (from): John Campbell (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Sheldon Cottrell, Kirk Edwards, Nicholson Gordon, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Marquino Mindley, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas, Chadwick Walton.Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (from): Jason Mohammed (captain), Yannic Cariah, Narsingh Deonarine, Rayad Emrit, Kyle Hope, Akeal Hosein, Jon-Russ Jagessar, Steven Katwaroo, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Yannick Ottley, Marlon Richards, Jeremy Solozano.last_img read more

Azarenka beats error-prone Williams to win BNP Paribas Open

first_imgINDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP): Victoria Azarenka defeated error-prone Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open yesterday, returning Azarenka to the world’s top 10 for the first time since August 2014. Clearly the crowd favourite, Williams gave fans little to cheer about on a 918 (328C) day in the California desert, while making 33 unforced errors. After getting broken to trail 3-0 in the second set, Williams returned to her seat and smashed her racket. Trailing 5-1, Williams won three straight games and held two break points on Azarenka’s serve in the last game. But Williams ended the match with three straight errors. It was Azarenka’s first victory over the top-ranked Williams since the Cincinnati final in August 2013. She will move up seven spots to No. 8 in the WTA Tour rankings today. Azarenka, who won here in 2012, hit just 10 winners and had 20 unforced errors in the two-hour match. She connected on 60 per cent of her first serves and broke Williams’ serve three times. Williams converted just one of 12 break chances. Williams was back at Indian Wells after ending her 14-year boycott last year, and the crowd, including Queen Latifah, was eager to support her. One fan held up a sign reading, “Go Serena. We straight outta Compton,” in a nod to the gang-infested Los Angeles suburb where the Williams sisters learnt to play tennis. But there was none of Williams’ trademark fist-pumping and screams of “Come on!” She hit just 22 winners. Azarenka and Williams met for the 21st time in their careers, with Williams now owning a 17-4 edge. The only player she has faced more in her career is older sister Venus, who watched grim-faced from a box after losing early in her return to Indian Wells for the first time since 2001. Williams was warmly welcomed back last year only to withdraw with a knee injury before her semi-final. She got emotional while accepting the runner-up trophy, tears welling in her eyes, after tournament officials thanked her and Venus for ending their boycotts. “Thank you so much for the cheers,” Williams said. “I can’t tell you how much it means to me.” Azarenka was gracious in victory, thanking Williams for her hard work that motivated the Belarussian to raise her game. Williams playfully stuck out her tongue as she walked past Azarenka posing with the winner’s crystal trophy on her way off the court.last_img read more