Extension for Comesaña and Well

first_imgComesaña’s return was scheduled for mid-March. More or less, the same date for which Well should have been recovered. The playmaker was going to have to stop for about six weeks, after suffering “a tear in the adductor major of the right thigh”. An injury that was made in the course of the match against Extremadura and completely fortuitous, since he received no blow. Who is practically recovered is Velázquez. The defender suffered “a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee” during the preseason, for which he was forced to abandon the concentration and undergo surgery. However, that is already past for the Uruguayan central defender, who has gradually reintegrated with the group. Emi returned to work with her colleagues the week before the last league game, that of Elche. The coronavirus crisis has paralyzed football at all levels, both the competitive and the training routine. The deadlines, today, are unknown and it is impossible to make predictions about when LaLiga will resume. However, this time could be useful for the teams to recover their injured. In the case of Lightning, two would be the main affected: Comesaña and Well. Both continue with their recovery, a goal for which they will have an unexpected extension of days and even weeks.center_img Santi Comesaña’s last game with the Strip was Numancia (2-2) in mid-November Since then, problems in the pubic area have become a real headache for the player. Finally, on January 16, the Galician midfielder had to undergo surgery for a “bilateral inguinal hernia” and the red-headed medical services estimated the discharge time at about two months.last_img read more

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Jamaica storm into final with big win in Regional Women’s Super50

first_img Scores CALIFORNIA, Trinidad (CMC): Jamaica qualified for tomorrow’s final against Barbados, after defeating Guyana by 86 runs in the fifth and final round of the Regional Women’s Super50 at Gilbert Park in California, Trinidad, here yesterday. The Jamaicans were led by a brilliant all-round performance from Stafanie Taylor. The West Indies opening batter slammed a top score of 63 in her team’s 210 for five. Taylor received solid support from Natasha McLean, who hammered 53, and Chinelle Henry, who hit an unbeaten 35. The versatile Taylor then returned to claim two for 21, as her team restricted the Guyanese to 114 for nine off 33.3 overs. JAMAICA 210 for five of 50 overs (Stafanie Taylor 63, Natasha McLean 53, Chinelle Henry 35 not out; Erva Giddings 2-57). GUYANA 114 for nine from 33.3 overs (Tremaine Smartt 33, Shemaine Campbell 27; Vanessa Watts 2-34, Stafanie Taylor 2-21, Roshana Outar 2-7). The result was perfect for Jamaica, as Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago played to a tie in their match at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, Trinidad. Barbados inched up to 18 points and topped the preliminaries, with Jamaica finishing second with 16 points, as Trinidad and Tobago slipped from second position as they finished on 14 points in third by virtue of the tied match against Barbados. Scores: BARBADOS 204 for six from 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 90, Deandra Dottin 58; Kirbyina Alexander 2-25); TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 116 for seven from 20 overs (Stacy-Ann King 35, Britney Cooper 26;Deandra Dottin 2-25). Meanwhile, South Windwards defeated North Windwards by six wickets, in a match of academic interest. Victory lifted South Windwards to fourth position on 10 points, while Guyana remained on seven points to finish fifth, with North Windwards making up the rear on two points. Scores: NORTH WINDWARDS 174 for seven from 50 overs (Yasmine St Ange 52 not out; Cordel Jack 2-22). SOUTH WINDWARDS 122 for four from 27.1 overs (Stacy-Ann Adams 39 not out, Cordel Jack 23 not out; Swayline William 1-18, Nerissa Crafton 1-10, Yasmine St Ange 1-22).last_img read more

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Jamaica’s men seal CASA team title

first_imgGrand Cayman, Cayman Islands: Jamaica’s men’s team trounced Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 to win the team competition for the first time in a decade as the 2015 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) senior championships wrapped up on Saturday night. Fielding the strongest team in recent years, Jamaica went into the finals as the favourites and lived up their ranking. First to play was former Caribbean junior champion Ashante Smith, who went the distance to hold off Josh Pinard 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 and put Jamaica ahead. All-Jamaica runner-up Lewis Walters followed to wear down Nku Patrick 7-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 11-3 and build on the lead. Facing elimination, the Trinidadians put up their number-one player Kale Wilson. But Jamaica fielded six-time national and Caribbean champion, Chris Binnie, and that was the end of the matter. Binnie spanked Wilson 11-9, 11-4, 11-3 and Jamaica had the regional team title for the first time since 2005. Although the overall result was decided, the teams played out the full five games and Bruce Burrowes lost to Don Lee, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, which allowed Trinidad to score at least one point. However, rising star Julian Morrison beat Trinidadian hotshot, Mandela Patrick, 13-15, 11-3, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, in a brutal showdown to end the tournament on the right note for Jamaica. “Everything went according to plan in the men’s team competition,” said senior national team manager Douglas Beckford. “We came in with the strongest team and the players delivered.” Meanwhile, Chris Hind, CEO of JN General Insurance, the team’s major sponsor, weighed in on the victory. He said: “With Chris Binnie winning the men’s championship for the sixth time and the Jamaican men taking the team title, we couldn’t be more pleased with how the team performed at this year’s Caribbean Championships.” Both the Jamaican women and the veterans teams finished sixth in their respective competitions. Jamaica finished fourth overall at the tournament.last_img read more

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“Don’t join the bandwagon; pay up and build” – Housing Minister tells new land…

first_imgMinister within the Communities Ministry with responsibility for housing, Valerie Adams Patterson-Yearwood has advised residents of Region Three (Essequibo Island- West Demerara) to work towards paying off their lands and begin building as soon as they receive their titles.The Minister was delivering remarks to residents moments before she distributed close to 100 house lots to families in the region at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) office on Thursday.The Communities Ministry has made available house lots in the Tuschen Phase two and Block 8 areas for applicants.“I encourage you not to join the bandwagon. You are here, and I believe the reason why you are here is that you need a house lot. And because you need a house lot I am going to give you a house lot,” the Minister is quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information.She said persons must aid in the process by utilising the house lots as too often persons who are allocated house lots leave the land to become overgrown with bushes. The Minister said there are countless persons who would give anything to have those very plots of land. The lots distributed cost $92,000 for low-income earners and $500,000 for middle-income.Gopaul Sanasie said he had applied for his house lot 10 years ago. While he was allocated a plot of land at Stewartville and paid for it, he was never shown the land. “I was waiting for this for 10 years now since I applied. And with the Minister being here, I guess this is the fastest thing that could have ever happened,” he said.Amidst tears, Raymond Khan and his wife Nalinie Etwaroo said they had applied for a house lot since 1989; however, they were never fortunate to be allocated a land.“We squat and build a little house and live in it on the dam. We are happy for the Government to give us our land, we are really thankful,” the couple said.last_img read more

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Fort St. John jet boat finishes first overall at Peace River Gold Cup

first_imgPEACE RIVER, A.B. — A jet boat racer from Fort St. John finished first overall at this past weekend’s Weaver Peace River Gold Cup Championship.Gord Humprey piloted Unnatural Disaster on the race’s four legs in a total time of 1:17:40 this past weekend. Humphrey finished first in the UL MacMillan Construction division ahead of four other racers in the class. His time was also the fastest overall in last weekend’s race.Two other jet boat drivers from Fort St. John were also competing in the Peace River Gold Cup. Racing in the CX Contracting division, Trapper Wolsey finished 4th in that division at the wheel of his boat, Leroy. Trapper Wolsey recorded a time of 1:49:07, while Clayton Wolsey finished in 7th out of 13 racers. Clayton piloted Dirty Harry to a time of 1:50:58.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Iran frees captured British naval crew

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defused a growing confrontation with Britain, announcing the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors Wednesday and then gleefully accepting the crew’s thanks and handshakes in what he called an Easter gift. The 15 Britons arrived at the VIP section of Tehran’s airport early today in a convoy of sedans and boarded a British Airways flight to London. The crew, seated in business class, boarded after the other passengers had taken their seats, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene. British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed “profound relief” Wednesday over the peaceful end to the 13-day crisis. “Throughout we have taken a measured approach – firm but calm, not negotiating, but not confronting either,” Blair said in London, adding a message to the Iranian people that “we bear you no ill will.” The announcement in Tehran was a breakthrough in a crisis that had escalated over nearly two weeks, raising oil prices and fears of military conflict in the volatile region. The move to release the sailors suggested that Iran’s hard-line leadership decided it had shown its strength but did not want to push the standoff too far. Iran did not get the main thing it sought – a public apology for entering Iranian waters. Britain, which said its crew was in Iraqi waters when seized, insists it never offered a quid pro quo, either, instead relying on quiet diplomacy. Syria, Iran’s close ally, said it played a role in winning the release. “Syria exercised a sort of quiet diplomacy to solve this problem and encourage dialogue between the two parties,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in Damascus. Several British newspapers credited Blair’s foreign policy adviser Nigel Sheinwald and Iranian chief negotiator Ali Larijani with laying the groundwork for an agreement during telephone contacts that began Tuesday night. Larijani had gone on British TV on Monday and signaled that Tehran was looking for a diplomatic solution. British officials were told to pay close attention to Ahmadinejad’s press conference but were unsure the release would come until they heard his words, The Independent newspaper said. Ahmadinejad timed the announcement so as to make a dramatic splash, springing it halfway through a two-hour news conference. The president first gave a medal of honor to the commander of the Iranian coast guards who captured the Britons, and admonished London for sending a mother, Leading Seaman Faye Turney, on such a dangerous mission in the Persian Gulf. He said the British government was “not brave enough” to admit the crew had been in Iranian waters when it was captured. Ahmadinejad then declared that even though Iran had the right to put the Britons on trial, he had “pardoned” them to mark the March 30 birthday of the Prophet Muhammad and the coming Easter holiday. “This pardon is a gift to the British people,” he said. After the news conference, Iranian television showed a beaming Ahmadinejad on the steps of the presidential palace shaking hands with the Britons – some towering over him. The men were decked out in business suits and Turney wore an Islamic head scarf. “Your people have been really kind to us, and we appreciate it very much,” one of the British men told Ahmadinejad in English. Another male service member said: “We are grateful for your forgiveness.” Ahmadinejad responded in Farsi, “You are welcome.” Three members of the crew were later interviewed on Iranian state-run television, apologizing for the alleged incursion into Iran’s waters and again thanking Ahmadinejad for their release. “I can understand why you’re insulted by the intrusion into the waters,” said Lt. Felix Carman, shown seated on a couch. “Thank you for letting us go and we apologize for our actions, but many thanks for having it in your hearts to let us go free,” Turney said. The breakthrough caught the British government by surprise. On Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett cautioned reporters not to expect a quick end to the standoff. During the standoff, Iran broadcast footage of Turney and some other crew members “confessing” they had entered Iranian waters. An infuriated Britain froze most bilateral contacts, prompting Tehran to roll back on a pledge to free Turney. Wednesday’s announcement led some analysts to conclude that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, decided the crisis had gone on long enough at a time when Tehran faces mounting pressure over its nuclear program.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Premier League title challenge unlikely for Manchester United next season, claims Red Devils legend

first_img1 Manchester United salute fans after their final Old Trafford game of the season Manchester United should focus on securing a Champions League place next season as they are not good enough to challenge for the Premier League title, believes club hero Andy Cole.Although the Red Devils trail champions Chelsea by 15 points, manager Louis van Gaal claimed during his bizarre and entertaining speech at the club’s awards night this week that United were “very close” to Jose Mourinho’s men.But Cole disagrees.The former striker, who won the Premier League five times with United, believes the Red Devils have fallen behind their rivals after two trophyless years, and therefore believes the club needs to temper their expectations.Cole, who scored 93 Premier League goals for United, said: “The aim should be the same again, to finish in the Champions League.“To win the Premier League next year would be very, very tough.“Chelsea have been the best team. In the first half of the season they played very well and in the second half they ground results out. How many teams can do what Chelsea do? There are going to be the team to beat next season.“Arsenal will be there if they buy a couple of players. If you miss out for two years it gets harder and harder. It will be tough for Manchester United to win the Premier League next year.”last_img read more

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NEW KIT UPDATE: More Premier League clubs reveal 2015/16 shirts

first_imgWith the season over and the summer transfer window yet to open, fans look for anything to occupy the football void in their lives in this strange period of limbo.Step in the new kits for the upcoming Premier League season.Gone are the days when you had to wait until the pre-season campaign to catch a glimpse of the strip you’re desperate to buy, clubs now get it all done as dusted fairly early, with some even showcasing the new threads on the final day of the campaign.talkSPORT have already brought you the first revealed kits from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle, so here’s the fresh batch, including a leaked Arsenal shirt and a wonderful retro effort from West Brom. Gorgeous! 9 Arsenal (home) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – The Gunners are set to officially reveal their new kit on June 15th, but, as always, it appears it has been leaked early. Arsenal donned a modern streamlined shirt for their first outing under Puma last term, and it seems the sportswear giants have opted for a more traditional take this time around, with a granddad-style collar to finish off this classic red and white number. 9 Swansea (home) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – The Swans’ centenary strip from 2012 was a thing of beauty, and the Welsh outfit have brought back the gold highlights after their highest top flight finish under Garry Monk last term. Branding jargon states the colour as ‘copper’ – apparently a nod to the city’s history as the centre of the copper industry – but it’s gold, right? Another lovely, rather Real Madrid-styled, offering from the Jacks. Shame about the garish sponsor though. Is this the new Arsenal kit? Click the arrow to see more of the shirt and all the latest released 2015/16 Premier League kits… 9 9 Sunderland (home) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – Hard to get a Black Cats shirt wrong isn’t it? Adidas’s latest effort doesn’t differ drastically from last year’s offering, though gone are the classy gold flashes on the neck and arms, replaced by bands of red and black. 9 Man City (home) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – Is this the shirt Man City will step out in next season? The Blues are one of the only top teams yet to officially reveal their new strip, though this image has been doing the rounds on social media in recent weeks. Watford (home) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – Watford seem to be channelling Borussia Dortmund as they take the step back up to the top flight, with the Hornets taking their nickname perhaps too literally with this black and yellow hooped effort. 9 9 West Brom (away) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – It’s still unsure whether the club will revert back to their classic striped home outfit, following last season’s much-derided pinstripe shirt, but the Baggies have appeased their fans somewhat with this classy retro effort. The red away kit theme continues, and bringing back the classic 1978 style badge to replace the modern crest is a wonderful touch. A thing of beauty without a sponsor, though the club are unfortunately looking to fill that gap before the start of the new campaign. Liverpool (third) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – Another decent black number from the Merseysiders, new supplier New Balance were surely hoping it would be a hit as the last ever Reds shirt worn by club legend Steven Gerrard. Of course, it ended up being tainted from day one, as Liverpool were thumped 6-1 by Stoke on its debut on the final day of the season. 9 9 Leicester City (home) – Click the arrow to see the latest 15/16 Premier League kits – Still in a celebratory mood from their late Premier League survival, the Foxes have decided to stick with the popular gold flashes on next season’s kit, which boasts a new, clean V-neck in place of the standard blue collar. last_img read more

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Up the League – Saturday, February 6

first_imgOn the latest Up The League show, Geoff Peters chats to former Charlton boss Chris Powell.Wolverhampton Wanderers star Dave Edwards joins the show, along with Steve Hodge and Kevin Watson, while there is plenty more news from around the Football League too.last_img

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Kunitz takes his best shot in win

first_imgSelanne reached 20 goals for the 12th time in 13 seasons. He had 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points – all career lows – in 78 games with Colorado in 2003-04. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardAndy McDonald and Jonathan Hedstrom failed to beat Hasek, but Mighty Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Patrick Eaves to give Anaheim just its second win in 11 overtime games. “It’s just one on one and the game’s on the line,” said Kunitz, who had the Mighty Ducks’ other shootout winner in a 5-4 win in St. Louis on Dec. 31. “I think a lot of guys like to thrive in that situation and I like it a lot.” Ottawa, trailing 3-2, tied it when Heatley scored a short-handed goal with 2:28 remaining in the third. Alfredsson set up the scoring chance with a shot from the boards that was stopped by Giguere. Heatley drove the net and put in the rebound for his team-leading 30th goal. Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist as Anaheim scored three unanswered goals in the second after falling behind 2-0. Selanne assisted on Kunitz’s goal 24 seconds into the second during a two-man advantage before scoring his team-leading 20th goal at 8:20, an unassisted effort that tied it at 2. Kunitz deked Hasek and put a backhand over the Senators’ veteran goalie on Anaheim’s opening shot. “He’s very flexible, his legs are post to post, so if you fake to the forehand and can’t get the puck in the air, you kind of stuff it into his pads,” Kunitz said. “As long as you can get it into the air, I think you can beat him on that second kind of move.” center_img OTTAWA – Chris Kunitz was confident he had a move that could trump Dominik Hasek. “He does like to sprawl,” the Anaheim forward said after he scored the only shootout goal to lift the Mighty Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. last_img read more

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