Team Cook Islands named for Commonwealth Youth Games

first_imgTeam Cook Islands, to be headed by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) sports manager Siniva Marsters, will be taking part in aquatics (swimming), athletics, lawn bowls and rugby sevens.Marsters has become the second female after Rosie Blake to lead Team Cook Islands to an international event.The athletes, aged 14 to 18 years, will be gunning for their personal bests in the week-long games in Apia.“We haven’t won any medals in the Commonwealth Youth Games so the aim is always to win at least a medal. The athletes will also be targeting their personal best in the games,” Marsters says.Temaruata Strickland, who made his debut in the World Swimming Championship in Russia this month, will compete in the 50 metres and 100m freestyle and backstroke events.Cook Islands field athlete Denzelle To’o will compete in the discus and shotput events while Ngametua Arama and Taiki Paniani will take part in the singles and mixed bowling events.The Cook Islands women’s sevens side will have only one locally-based player, Teiti Tupuna, while the rest of the members are from Australia and New Zealand. Tupuna was in the national touch rugby team which won medals in the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. Marsters says Strickland’s experience in the world championship will help him do well in the coming games. She says To’o has also gained valuable international exposure after competing in the IAAF World Youth Championship in Columbia in July.He is training under the watchful eyes of Shaka Sola, a former Pacific, Commonwealth, Olympic and World Games representative for Samoa.Marsters is also hoping good results from the lawn bowls team.“The lawn bowls is doing quite well, especially the senior squad, but the juniors are still developing.“In rugby, we will have only one local based player, Teiti, who is an all-rounder. She will be training with the national senior squad under Vase Samania.”Marsters says the rugby team will be in Samoa a week before the games, leaving the country on August 28 to acclimatise to conditions there.The rest of the team will leave on September 2.“All the athletes have their training programmes and they know what is expected from them. They are preparing well for this games.”This will be the second biggest Team Cook Islands contingent to the CYG which started in 2000.Up to 1000 young Commonwealth athletes will represent their country and compete for 107 gold medals in nine sports.Events include aquatics (swimming), archery, athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby sevens, squash, tennis and weightlifting.Samoa will become the first Pacific island nation to host the Commonwealth Youth Games.Team Cook IslandsSwimming – Temaruata Strickland (50m, 100m freestyle and backstroke)Athletics – Denzelle To’o (discus and shotput)Lawn bowls – Ngametua Arama, Taiki Paniani (singles and mix), Mereana Tera (team manager)Rugby 7s – Ngatokotoru Arakua, Shannon Muru, Te Aorere Salter, Teiti Tupuna, Dawn Tearoa, Natalie Tearoa,Tyneeka Tuoro, Samaria Taia, Tangata Tupou, Xian Garnier, Phylis Horn, Nga-Tuakana Utikere, Pandora Partridge-Fruean (team manager), Matthew Atiga (coach), Tanya Browne (physio)Team Leader – Siniva Marsters (head of delegation)Team Liaison Officer – Toese Gago (provided by the organising committee).last_img read more

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The ‘Hispanics’ deactivate Latvia to debut well in the European

first_imgPhoto: EFE Successful second part of the Spaniards, who win 33-22 The Spanish handball team started with victory the European Men’s Championship, where it defends its title won in 2018, after imposing 33-22 on Latvia in a rough match corresponding to the first day of Group C.Thus, the ‘Hispanics’ sweated a great deal before a team that made its historical debut in the final phase of a European and that, on the parquet of the Trondheim Spektrum, were entrusted to the coral claw and the success in attack of the corpulent Dainis side KristopansIn this multisede championship for Norwegian, Swedish and Austrian lands, the pupils of Jordi Ribera took to warm up. The five goals of Kristopans in the first part joined several key stops of Edgars Kuksa, causing the Spanish drought until the minute 7:28.Ferran Solé was in charge of opening the ‘Hispanic’ account, transforming a penalty and thus changing the dynamics of a somewhat rough encounter. Until 19:11, when Jorge Maqueda scored a pitch from the left side, Spain was not ahead on the scoreboard.Kristopans kept the Latvian team close, aided by the left back Aivis Jurdzs, and the game was also embarrassed by the red card that the referees taught Maqueda himself for having struck in the face of an opponent during a defensive action.center_img In spite of everything, those of Ribera knew how to manage that setback and with a great deal they left in the electronic Trondheim Spektrum (14-10). Just above the horn that indicated the rest, a quite distant throw from Uvis Strazdins surprised goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales and put the 14-11 in between.When returning from the locker room, defensive intensity was seen in Spain and the small partials were increasing their advantage, with Ángel Fernández standing in the sharpest weapon. His five goals, at the rate of five shots and therefore with 100% effectiveness, left the victory for the defending team of the title well channeled.In contrast, Kristopans accused fatigue and no one else came to the rescue of the staff trained by Armands Uscins. In mere anecdote was the second red card received by the ‘Hispanics’, this time towards Viran Morros for a play traced to that of Maqueda.Nor did his teammates notice it, as Aleix Gómez joined the global success in the offensive tasks and Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas gave a formidable relief to Corrales in the goal. Thus, Latvia suffered to certify its defeat by 33-22 in a group that is emerging after Germany’s simultaneous victory over the Netherlands (34-23).DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: SPAIN, 33 – LATVIA, 22 (14-11, at rest).–EQUIPMENT.SPAIN: Corrales (P), Maqueda (1), Entrerríos (3), Guardiola (1), D.Dujshebaev (1), Solé (4, 2 pen.) And Ariño (1) –titles–; Pérez de Vargas (P) (1), Fernández (5), A.Dujshebaev (3), Sarmiento (2), Aginagalde (2), Figueras (1), Cañellas (3), Morros (1) and Gómez (4 , 1 pen.).LATVIA: Kuksa (P), Versakovs (3, 1 pen.), Strazdins (1), Jurdzs (5), Kristopans (7), Arajs (-) and Dude (3) –titles–; Purins (P), Leja (1), Kreicbergs (2), Tuminskis (-), Lilienfelds (-), Klesniks (-), Pavlovics (-), Ermanis (-), Politers (-) and Suleiko.– PARTIALS EVERY 5 MINUTES: 0-1, 2-4, 5-6, 8-8, 11-9 and 14-11 (rest); 16-13, 19-16, 21-16, 26-17, 26-19 and 33-22.– ARBITRATORS: Henrik Mortensen and Jesper Kirkholm Madsen (DIN). On behalf of Spain, they warned Ariño with a yellow card; and they reprimanded Maqueda and Morros with a red card. On the part of Latvia, two minutes excluded Dude, Jurdzs (2), Klesniks and Kreicbergs; and yellowed Dude.–PAVILION: Trondheim Spektrum.last_img read more

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Muguruza climbs 16 places in the ranking: it is the 16th in the world

first_imgoneAshleigh Barty (Aus)8,367 16Garbiñe Muguruza2,527 8Serena Williams (USA)3,915 twoSimona Halep (Rum)6,101 He arrived in Melbourne with out being seeded for the first time since Roland Garros 2014, a undeniable fact that made his approach in the field tough, since he needed to face and beat the world quantity 5, Svitolina, 9, Bertens and 4, Halep, to be in the last. Now you might be nearly assured to enter as a favourite in all three Grand Slams that stay this season and in a lot of the tournaments the place you intend to take part, as a result of, in addition, you don’t defend too many factors from final yr, so it has sufficient room for enchancment in the classification. 5Belinda Bencic (Sui)4,675 3Karolina Pliskova (RCh)5,290 WTA World Rating 6Bianca Andreescu (Can)4,665center_img 10Naomi Osaka (Jap)3,626 7Kiki Bertens (Hol)3,965 Garbiñe Muguruza has many issues to have a good time after his efficiency at the Australian Open, regardless of falling in the last in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin. Along with the apparent pleasure of getting reached the final spherical of a Grand Slam for the fourth time in his profession, success tremendously fixes the panorama of the remainder of the season to the Spanish, as a result of he climbs 16 places in the rating, from 32 to 16, with what returns to the top-20 after being out of it 30 weeks, from June 10, 2019. With 2,527 factors it is at 1,099 of the tenth place that Naomi Osaka now occupies with 3,626. 4Elina Svitolina (Ucr)4,775 Muguruza, which was primary in September 2017, the yr I shut as second in the rating, any more he’ll discover himself with a bit of clearer photos with respect to the final course, in which he needed to face very highly effective rivals in early rounds. 9Sofia Kenin (USA)3,795 Market StallParticipantfactorslast_img read more

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Milan contact Emery

first_imgHe ventures revolution in Milan and this could lead Unai Emery to the rossonero bench, as reported by Sky Italia Y AS could confirm. The change of wind in the Italian club has already started with the departure of Zvonimir Boban as football director and the arrival of two new executives, the German Hendrik Almstadt and the French Geoffrey Moncada. It is also not certain that Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara will continue and there is little chance that Stefano Pioli will remain on the bench. The favorite to replace him is Ralf Rangnick, former Leipzig coach. There had already been contacts with the German before the coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, talks have resumed. Rangnick has demanded a role beyond the bench and wants to participate in the sports decisions of the club.But, at the same time, Milan have also contacted Unai Emery, who was removed from Arsenal this season. So far, it has only been a survey. Sky also points to the Marcelino bid, whose last team was Valencia, who left at the beginning of the course due to discrepancies with the owner, Peter Lim.last_img read more

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Forlán and his best memories at Atlético: “Your skin bristles”

first_imgDiego Forlan He is also taking advantage of social media to communicate and give interviews during this time of confinement. The former Atlético striker and Peñarol coach participated in the Argentine program Referents and he remembered the best moments of his career, especially with Atlético and Uruguay. The goals and the titles, but not only that. He also remembers bitter moments with much affection … That stage also coincides with great triumphs for the Uruguay team, of which he was one of the great leaders. His goals helped bring the Charrúa to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup — best player and co-scorer of the tournament— and to win the America’s Cup 2011. “I used to spend time watching World Cup goals and today being in that video that I used to watch is great. It was spectacular to reach the World Cup semifinals, even though we couldn’t get on the podium, and then win the Copa América in Argentina. This closed everything. “ Cherry tree Osaka ForwardUruguay Forlancenter_img Forlan arrived at Atlético in 2007, he played the Champions for two years, in 2009 he achieved the Golden Boot and in 2010, the Europa League, with his goals in the final and the semifinals, and the European Super Cup. He left 2011, after four seasons in which he became one of the great strikers in the club’s history. “Between 2007 and 2011, maybe 2006, he starts at Villarreal, where he started, and then with Atlético and the national team”, Diego explains about his best stage as a soccer player. He Handle He listed what he feels are his best moments at Atleti: “I would say that the Europa League and the European Super Cup We won are two spectacular moments, so we lived at that time in the club, we came from difficult and complicated moments when things did not go. Reach the final and win it and then the Cup, which although we lost it that moment at the Camp Nou it was spectacular… What was the atmosphere of the stadium after the game was very hot, very loving … People applauded us, while Sevilla celebrated, we were on the other side looking at our fans and your skin bristles … “.last_img read more

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LaLiga agrees on the return today and the clubs aim for May

first_imgThebes, as it has already tried unsuccessfully with economic measures to alleviate the coronavirus crisis, prefer than there is consensus among all the clubs and a solution about him back to training that does not harm anyone. The president of LaLiga also has health like one of the priorities right now, but that doesn’t stop him from focusing on searching agreements for the future regarding the organization of the calendar. Ideally, for patronal, would be mark a date in which all the teams come back at once, although it will be difficult to achieve.However, it has raised suspicions the fact that various clubs (not only the Real) are already moving individually to return to training as soon as possible. Since some sectors of Spanish football it points to the recklessness of wanting restart the trainings this week it is clearly due to a strategy: Send a message to television sponsors, operators and subscribers that the competition will restart right away with your mind on the May 29 or June 6 as most likely dates. By cons, wiser managers they assure AS that their clubs have no intention to go back to second week of May. The Royal movement surprised to Federation and AFEsince the government regulations for them seem very clear in their obsessive about at sanitary measures. Although have not positioned publicly, several sources consulted saw this intention to return to training as a unsupported tone output already clarified. The leagueFor his part, he preferred keep silence and wait to debate all in the Delegate Commission than is celebrated today by video conference and in which six First Clubs (Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Levante) and six other Second Clubs (Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo) will participate.last_img read more

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Materazzi on Zidane’s header: “They should have kissed the ground he was standing on …”

first_imgAlmost 14 years have passed since that fatal set in the World Cup final between France and Italy in which Zidane headed Materazzi … but the action still kicks in. Has been the Italian defender himself who has revived it with explosive statements that were made in the context of social networks, in a live interview on the Instagram of Chelf Davide Oldani: “Zidane was protected by the French, but my own compatriots crushed me, for me they are not true Italians …”, surprised last Thursday in statements that now collect the Daily Mail and RMC Sport.Although Materazzi was the object of the aggression of the now Real Madrid coach, the defender was highly criticized for the previous provocation. “I am a patriot”, Materazzi said in that carefree environment. “And I have always defended the colors of Italy. His criticism (that of the people of his country) is what hurt me the most after this World Cup. These people should have kissed the ground I stepped on since I scored the tie”. Materazzi, in fact, marked the goal of the tie that gave rise to penalties (and also transformed his). Italy beat a France that was already without Zidane. But the Real Madrid player was treated as a kind of hero in his country. Even Jaques Chirac praised him the day after: “Dear Zidane, you are a genius, a soccer virtuoso,” the politician went on to say, while there were criticisms of Materazzi.When ten years of the action were completed, Materazzi revealed what he said to Zidane in LÈquipe: “I said to Zidane some stupid words that could not provoke such a reaction. In any field of Rome, Naples, Milan or Paris you hear much worse things. I spoke of his sister, but not of his mother as I have read in some newspapers. My Mother died when I was 15 years old, so I would never have fallen so low to insult her mother, “he clarified.last_img read more

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The Besiktas spares no expense and has had a disinfection booth built

first_imgTo perform this, no false steps might be taken and the groups take excessive measures to return their gamers to work. They do it already of their sports activities cities and, in that sense, the Besiktas has caught the eye of many with a fairly spectacular measure, at the least with the bare eye. He has put in a enormous disinfection booth that each one gamers and workers should undergo in the primary compelled entry to his sports activities heart.The endowment has a sequence of sprinklers inside its construction that spray the particular person with a disinfectant and fungicide compound to remove any sort of virus. The Besiktas have spared no cash and have even personalized the cabin with the membership’s colours and crest. It’s not misplaced within the surroundings and is yet another measure to protect the protection of its employees. The booth has additionally been commissioned from the Turkish firm Etisan, which additionally encourages know-how and nationwide work. Turkish soccer measures and its protocol.Within the coming days the Turkish league will announce the safety measures for the dispute of the matches. As virtually all over the place, they are going to be held behind closed doorways and the groups should endure strict sanitation measures. Clearly, what worries essentially the most is the looks of a constructive as soon as the championship has been re-established. In that sense, soccer is not going to cease and that footballer will likely be eliminated and handled as “an injured participant.” There can even be no adjustments to the championship schedule and the matches will proceed to be performed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, There’s no rush to hurry up the tip of the season, because the dates are adjusted in order that the whole lot ends on July 25. Lastly, the opportunity of enjoying the lacking matches in a single venue is dominated out and for now every staff will use their stadium. The championship was suspended on the 26th, so there are eight extra days to play, since all of the groups are updated on their calendar. The league is led by Trabzonspor with 53 factors, the identical from Istanbul, whereas Galatasaray from Falcao is third with 50 items. Hugo Rodallega and Óscar Estupiñán, with Denizlispor, are in tenth place with 31 factors.Falcao’s staff, Galatasaray, has already resumed work in its sports activities metropolis. The membership divided the coaching into three teams of gamers, some will go at 11:00, others at 17:00 and the final at 18:30, that is finished to take care of the principles of social distancing and concentrate on the bodily restoration of footballers after spending two months at residence. The coronavirus pandemic can also be hanging in a main approach in Turkey. With some 82 million inhabitants, the Ottoman nation has confirmed greater than 137,00zero positives and goes for greater than 3,700 deaths. The first instances have been registered on March 11. Soccer stopped on March 19 and, like many others, is already making ready to return. The groups have begun to train in sports activities cities amidst excessive safety measures. The intention is to renew home competitors on June 12 and end it on July 26.last_img read more

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BOURNEMOUTH VS SWANSEA CITY

first_imgBOURNEMOUTH VS SWANSEA CITYSATURDAY, MARCH 12BOURNEMOUTH VS SWANSEA CITY, VITALITY STADIUMBournemouth are unbeaten away in the league in 2016, in five games, and return to the Vitality Stadium where they will hope to build on just four home wins. Swansea, meanwhile, have just three wins on the road and only 14 goals from 14 games. Swansea will hope midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson can maintain his good recent form; he has scored in six of his last 10 Premier League games.Villa reveal big lossesLONDON (AP) – Aston Villa’s new accounts have revealed losses of US$81 million as the club faces a costly relegation from the Premier League.In 2014-15, Aston Villa Football Club Limited generated US$160 million in revenue but saw administrative expenses soar by more than 56 percent to US$240 million.Villa reached the final of the FA Cup last season but finished 17th in the league, narrowly avoiding relegation last May.Now the former European champions are stranded at the bottom of the Premier League and facing relegation. American owner Randy Lerner is trying to sell the central England club.Timbers acquire Jack BarmbyPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Timbers have acquired midfielder Jack Barmby on loan from English Premier League club Leicester City.The 21-year-old Barmby spent the start of the 2015-16 season on loan with Rotherham United and Notts County. He was expected to arrive in Portland in the next several days.He was part of Manchester United’s development system and signed a professional contract with the team in 2013.Barmby also played on England’s youth national teams.last_img read more

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Unbeatable – St Hugh’s star extends golden streak at Prep/Primary Swim Champs

first_imgTen-year-old Zaneta Alvaranga, the toast of at last Saturday’s 18th annual Mayberry Investments Primary and Prep Schools Swimming Championships, says she will be looking to remain unbeaten for the rest of her Prep school career and continue her rich vein of form at the high school level. The decades-old meet serves as one of the traditional development events for upcoming local swimmers. The St Hugh’s Prep swim star has been unbeaten for the last three years, while emphatically smashing a record per event. On this occasion, she copped four individual meet records and anchored her school to a relay record at the National Aquatics Centre. Her meet records include the 50m backstroke (girls 9-10) in 35:19 seconds; the 50m freestyle in 29:23; the girls 12 and under 100m freestyle in 1:07.08; and the 50m butterfly for girls 9-10 in 31.97. She also anchored her school to a new 200m freestyle relay record of two minutes, 33:71 seconds, for girls 9-10. “I feel good leaving with four individual medals and helping my team win a relay medal in all records. I didn’t get to train as much as I would have wanted to because of GSAT, but I feel good that I could finish victorious,” she told The Gleaner. Alvaranga is hoping to move on to the high school of her choice, Immaculate Conception High and her father/coach, Rory Alvaranga, says Immaculate will be the best choice, not only based on its successful swimming program, but “excellent Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) grades”. “If you give Zaneta a choice of swimming or school, she is going to choose the water,” he added of what he believes will be a natural choice for her to pursue eventually as a career. St Hugh’s Prep finished in fifth place on 109 points, with young Alvaranga earning the high point trophy award for the girls 9-10 age group after amassing 36 points.last_img read more

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