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first_imgNone of the four goes through a good time, Thomas is the capital at the start of the ball and when breaking lines, but In recent games he has failed to exploit that facet. Saul seems lost between the defense, the band and the middle, and his contribution with the ball is scarce. Simeone counts the days to retrieve Koke, a fixed in his scheme and that, even without going through the best stage of his career, is capital for the team. He brings personality, never hides and is an exit played for his teammates, offering himself in each attack.Summoned without dischargeThe ‘6’ is the player who best understands his coach, who best works tactically on his scheme, finishing game after game as the player with the most distance runs and is also the in charge of leading the team from within the field as athletic captain Simeone summoned him in the list of 20 players for the match against Leganés despite not being recovered from his injury simply so that his captain was part of the expedition before being discarded in the morning.Koke is more than a player for Simeone, with the goodbye of so many heavyweights in summer it has remained as the cholista reference (eight years together) and the Cholo Pray for having him back for the game against Real Madrid next Saturday. Someone trained to raise their voice if it is necessary to alert or call attention to a partner, but also to give a message of encouragement and tranquility mainly to the youngest if things don’t go out. Koke, a football player who is not when it is most important in the team. Atlético goes through one of its most delicate moments since the arrival of Simeone on the bench, out of the Championships, eliminated from Copa del Rey by Cultural Leonesa, of Second Division B and all this after lose the final of the Spanish Super Cup on penalties against Real Madrid. Three defeats and a draw in two weeks that have complicated the season a lot. The four meetings have coincided with an alarming scoring drought (only somewhat) and a football crisis in the development from the midfield. But in addition, the mental blockage that the rojiblanco team has experienced has required leaders to throw the team behind their backs and assume responsibilities in bad times and have not had them beyond an Oblak that with the bracelet on their arm every day Take on more gallons. All of this has had Koke’s injury among the common factors, team captain, cholismo veteran and midfielder with more assists of the decade in LaLiga. Without Koke, Simeone has been changing its center of the field in search of greater creativity and inspiration from the second line. Herrera has been the alternative that has enjoyed more opportunities, with Thomas and Saul fixed in the team, although in the case of ‘8’ alternating their position in the middle with the left side. But the Mexican, who has been a starter in all meetings except Leganés, has failed to settle on the team or have progression in his game. Llorente has also been growing in participation, although its function is more destructive than imaginative.center_img Vallecano was injured at the end of the game against Osasuna (2-0) on a day where he went to play directly from the hospital after celebrating his paternity. Missed meetings against Betis (1-2) and Levante (2-1) for an elongation in the hamstrings of his right thigh until he forced his return in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona. He could only hold 27 minutes on the pitch, although it served to make the goal that opened the scoring. Before the Blaugranas, he relapsed from his muscular problems and has been on leave for 18 days. last_img read more

first_imgWith three gold medals and one bronze, Jamaica currently sit ninth of 56 countries competing at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games inside the Apia Sports Complex, located on the Pacific island of Samoa.Kevin Nedrick, who represented Jamaica at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Chile earlier this year, struck gold in the boys’ discus.He threw a personal best 20.12 metres and bettered his previous 19.00m standard.South Africans Werner Jakobus Visser and Burger Lambrechts finished second and third, respectively, with 19.78 and 19.31 metres.Prior to Nedrick’s shot put gold, Junelle Bromfield struck gold with an inspirational run in the girls 400 metres.She won in a time of 53.09 seconds, beating Jisna Mathew of India, 53.14, and Idamadudu Praise Oghenef of Nigeria, who clocked 53.20 for third.In a race where the lead dramatically changed three times in the last 80 metres, Bromfield made the decisive surge in her last few strides to win gold.Speaking at a press conference prior to the start of the Games, Bromfield said she would “be inspired by the recent successes of her senior athletes in Beijing in striving for a medal”.The Commonwealth Youth Games will end on Friday.- Shayne Fairmanlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Backed by a trio of stars, the Cavaliers matched their longest winning streak since the 2014-15 season. They dropped a tight game at Houston on Nov. 9 and haven’t lost since. The streak started with wins at Dallas, New York and Charlotte.“I’m not Nostradamus so I did not see the streak,” James said. “But in the Houston game, I’d seen the way we played in that game. And I’d seen that if we could build off that game, then we can kind of turn the things around. That was a great road trip for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWade made 9 of 13 shots in his first game in Chicago since agreeing to a buyout with his hometown team in late September. Love grabbed 13 rebounds and made 8 of 13 from the field. James finished 9 of 15 with seven rebounds and six assists. The Cavaliers shot just under 52 percent.Kris Dunn led Chicago with 15 points. Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday scored 14 apiece as the Bulls fell to 3-19 with their ninth straight loss.“When the lights turn on, for whatever reason, when things get tough, we stop doing the things that make us a solid team, that make us a team that gets a good shot,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We stop running the offense and go back and try to get it all on our own. We can’t do that. We have to keep playing together on both sides of the ball. … Everybody has to be on the same page out there and we had too many breakdowns again.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 ROSE’S RETURNDerrick Rose ended his self-imposed separation from the Cavaliers. The point guard, who has been dealing with a sprained left ankle for much of his first season with Cleveland, returned to the Cavs on Monday to resume rehab and treatment. A frustrated Rose had left the team on Nov. 22 to contemplate his future.MIROTIC UPDATECoach Fred Hoiberg said the Bulls will decide after Tuesday’s practice if forward Nikola Mirotic will travel with the team to Indiana. Even if Mirotic goes, Hoiberg said it “might be a stretch” for him to make his season debut against the Pacers on Wednesday. The Bulls play at Charlotte on Friday and host New York on Saturday. Mirotic has been sidelined since Oct. 17, when he suffered two facial fractures and a concussion in an altercation at practice with forward Bobby Portis.QUOTABLE“This is a good one to come here for me and play well, but our team is the most important thing. So, no statements. No story lines.” — Wade on returning to Chicago.TIP-INSCavaliers: With Wade leading the way, Cleveland’s reserves outscored Chicago’s 49-28. … Love, Jae Crowder (nine points) and James combined to make 8 of 17 3-pointers. The rest of the team was 5 of 19. … The Cavaliers also beat the Bulls on Oct. 24. … Love has 16 double-doubles.Bulls: Bulls opponents have scored 100 or more 16 times. … Portis had 10 points and nine rebounds after missing a game because of a bruised right arm. … Holiday hit three 3-pointers and has made at least two in 20 of the 21 games he has played.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Sacramento on Wednesday night.Bulls: Visit Indiana on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IOC weighs Russian Olympic ban, risks provoking Putin STRONG STARTThe matchup between the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions and the team with the NBA’s worst record went as expected.Third in the league in scoring coming into the game, the Cavaliers grabbed a 61-45 halftime lead.James scored 15 in the half, driving hard and hitting from the perimeter while Wade chipped in with 12 points.James’ jumper from up top in the closing seconds of the first quarter sparked a 13-0 run that broke open a five-point game. Wade scored six points during that stretch, helping Cleveland bump its lead to 40-22.Love had 10 of his team’s first 13 points in the third as Cleveland increased it to 74-50. And theCavaliers remained in control the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, looks to pass the ball to Jose Calderon during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Chicago. The Cavaliers won 113-91. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — LeBron James could sense the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to click the last time they lost. But a streak like this? He wasn’t about to say he saw that coming.Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love each scored 24 points, James had 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 113-91 Monday night for their 12th straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Manolito Divina came in at second place, crossing the finish line just two minutes behind Reginio while Nathaniel Sanchez (53:38), Racky Madorable (54:52) and Gab Rosario (56:40) rounded out the top five in the men’s division.In the women’s side, Sarah Lim Narvaza conquered the Conquer Challenge race—which was also participated by other OCR enthusiasts and beginners—in one hour, 14 minutes and 52 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCrystal Umala trailed Narvaza by less than a minute, coming in at 1:15:25. Glorien Merisco finished at 1:17:09The athletes will be part of the national training pool from which the athletes who will compete in the regional meet, hosted by the Philippines in December, this year will be chosen. View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clippers send Suns to 9th straight loss with OT wincenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CLARK—The top ten finishers of the first Philippine OCR National Open last Sunday have earned their spots in the national training pool for Obstacle Course Racing, which is making its debut in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Jeffrey Reginio topped the men’s Elite category, finishing the 10-kilometer course composed of 25 obstacles at Clark Global City here in just 50 minutes and 34 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I might sound unorthodox with regards to political affairs but allow me to articulate my observation from a spiritual perspective with regards to the forthcoming general elections. It is important that we keep all our contesting leaders in our prayers. There is so much talk about the unity of all Guyanese. This is good yet we see division in the air. It is God who ordained that there will be order in chaos. Let this chaos turn into a celebration of life and not aggression. As we know, prayers move mountains, thus, I urge all of us to pray without ceasing that peace may prevail. Let this election be a positive experience for each Guyanese and may our children remember this as a great election. May God help our leaders to do an examination of conscience and hear the quiet voice of God in the depth of their being, for God speaks in the silence of the spirit. Let the spirit of humanity lead Guyana to move forward. I will be praying for this grace and I appeal everyone to pray for God’s intervention during this crucial time.Sincerely,Jerri Diaslast_img read more

first_imgThe lifeless body of a 63-year-old pensioner was on Thursday morning discovered hanging in a mandir atDead: Jamoona SomaiAlness, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The dead man has been identified as Jamoona Somai of Alness Village.An autopsy conducted on the body by Dr Marcalas Martinez gave the cause of death as a result of traumatic rupture of the hyoid bone resulting in strangulation.Reports are that Somai left his home situated two houses away from the mandir in the wee hours of the morning. According to the dead man’s wife, Drophati Bharrat, when she got out of bed and went downstairs, she discovered that a piece of rope which ties a hammock was missing.She said she immediately told her 18-year-old granddaughter to go to the mandir to see what was going on. “Every morning he would go to the mandir and sweep out and then lock the gate and come back home; is years he doing that.”When the granddaughter looked through a window of the building, the discovery was made and an alert was raised. According to Bharrat, her husband suffered two heart attacks and a stroke in the past two years and ever since, he has been experiencing severe pains.The former cane harvester leaves to mourn a wife, four children and a granddaughter who grew up with him.According to his wife, Somia was a willing person who always helped his family.last_img read more

first_imgAhead of today’s Knockout round two first-leg match between third division side Muscat FC and first division side LISCR FC, Coach Obediah Gbeh has expressed confidence that Muscat FC will qualify to the next round.Muscat FC and LISCR FC both qualified for round two of the competition to join the last 14 teams.According to Coach Gbeh some of his key players, including midfielder Zubah Vessilee and Gelvin Gbotoe, have recovered from their injuries and are fit for the much.Though LISCR FC is the only undefeated side in the ongoing first division championship, Coach Gbeh acknowledged the current status of his opponents, when he said: “We respect them because they are one of our strongest opponents and we are prepared to face them with high expectation.”Muscat, also the only undefeated side in Group-B of the Montserrado 3rd Division Championship, is currently in the second position with 18 points out of eight matches and a game on hand.However, LISCR’s Coach Tapha Manneh told sports journalists he is taking the match with all seriousness.“The knockout remains my target,” he said. “I anticipate advancing to the next stage of the competition.”Before the Muscat and LISCR clash, first division league leaders FC Fassel will host Margibi based second division side Morris Young Tigers.Tigers and Muscat remain the two 3rd division representatives in the competition after securing wins in the first round. A total of 65 goals were scored in the first round with the highest goal (19 in a single match) scored between Holder FC and Tony FC, which ended in penalties after a 3-3 draw in regulation time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCaribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government were challenged to move the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) forward by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley.Heads of Government and other Heads of Delegation at the Caricom Special Meeting on the CSMESpeaking on Monday morning at the start of their 18th Special Meeting, which is focused on the CSME at the Hilton Hotel in Port of Spain, the host Prime Minister posed the question, “if not now, when? If not us, who?”The two-day meeting is looking at increasing the rate of implementation of the CSME and making sure the benefits are available for Community nationals. The meeting is being chaired by the current Chairman of Caricom, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.The first item on Monday’s agenda was an engagement between the Caricom Heads of Government and representatives from the regional Private sector and labour. This encounter was the brainchild of the lead Head of Government for the CSME in the Caricom Quasi-Cabinet, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.last_img read more

first_imgThe scene fell into the unusual category mainly because it was Ervin Santana who was given a moment to drink in the adulation. On Labor Day, Santana certainly went to work as he gave up just two Mike Piazza singles in his 61/3 shutout innings. The outing was even more amazing considering that Angels manager Mike Scioscia flirted with the idea of removing the inconsistent right-hander from the rotation altogether. The Angels’ 9-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics ended Santana’s career-high losing streak at six, a skid that dated to June 15 against the Dodgers. Santana’s six defeats came over his last nine major league starts. The crowd of 39,164, which withstood the 100-degree temperatures at the 6:05 p.m. first pitch, still had the energy to back Santana. “I was very happy (with the ovation) because even with all the struggles I felt I had their support,” Santana said through broadcaster Jose Mota, who served as interpreter. “The fans supporting me, that’s a big thing.” BASEBALL: Right-hander beats the A’s for the seventh time in nine tries. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER It was a rare sight indeed at Angel Stadium on Monday night to see the crowd get to its feet and the appreciative player doff his cap. The Angels maintained their 61/2 game lead in the American League West over the Seattle Mariners, who ended a nine-game losing streak with a victory over the New York Yankees. The Angels’ magic number to clinch the division is 20. Santana (6-12) will get another chance to start now, although Bartolo Colon might return in another week and could bump him from his spot. For now, that is the furthest thing from Santana’s mind. His roller coaster season just stormed up one of the few inclines it has come across this season. “I don’t think it was to a point to where, if he struggled tonight he was definitely out (of the rotation), but obviously we’re getting to a point of the season where we need guys to go out there and give us a chance to win,” Scioscia said. “Ervin did that tonight.” It had to feel good that the A’s were the opponent in a potentially make-or-break outing. Santana improved to 7-1 with a 1.40 ERA in 641/3 innings in nine lifetime starts against Oakland. “I have to keep the team close and give them a chance to win while concentrating on one pitch and one batter at a time,” Santana said when asked how he can continue to deliver starts like Monday’s. Santana was just 5-11 with a 6.22 ERA when he was sent to triple-A Salt Lake after a rough start on July 17. He now has two dominating starts and two shaky ones since returning. After Santana gave up five runs in one-third of an inning against the Mariners last Tuesday, Dustin Moseley was being thought of as a rotation replacement, but Scioscia’s hunch in Santana paid off. Santana gave up just one walk before getting out of the first inning, a giant improvement over his last start. Santana had control issues Monday with five walks, but managed to pitch around them. His defining moment came in the fifth, when the A’s had two runners on and one out. Santana got Shannon Stewart to pop out to second and Nick Swisher to strike out swinging to end the threat. Catcher Jeff Mathis actually called a fastball on the third-strike pitch to Swisher, but Santana shook that off and went slider to get the strikeout. “It wasn’t a clean game for Ervin, but I don’t think he left his game plan,” Scioscia said. “I think that although the walks were there to make him pitch out of trouble … he made those guys step up to have to beat him.” The offense was powered by home runs from Gary Matthews Jr. (his 18th), Mathis (fourth) and Garret Anderson (13th). Six different Angels delivered at least one RBI. The A’s scored four of their runs off rookies Rich Thompson and Jason Bulger in the eighth inning. Justin Speier, who learned Monday that he will take over Scot Shields’ setup role for the time being, finished off the eighth inning with a strikeout of former Angel Jeff DaVanon. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want 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

first_imgWASHINGTON – Teenagers flipping burgers, stocking shelves or studying for finals don’t think about their retirement. The government does, however, and the prognosis isn’t good. More than one out of every three American workers born in 1990 will have zero dollars in a 401(k)-style plan at retirement, a government report said Tuesday, an ominous sign considering many businesses are dumping pension plans. The Government Accountability Office report “makes it especially clear precisely how important it is to make sure every American worker has the opportunity to save for their retirement,” said David John, a retirement expert at The Heritage Foundation. The GAO report estimated 36.8 percent of today’s 17-year-olds will have no money in a 401(k) or similar plan when they retire. The numbers will be worse for low-income workers: 63 percent of them will have zero dollars in a 401(k)-type account when it comes time for them to retire. GAO found that automatically enrolling workers in 401(k)s and similar plans would cut the number of those without money in those plans to 17.7 percent. Automatic enrollment would halve the number of low-income workers with zero retirement dollars from 63 percent to 30 percent. Defined contribution plans are becoming more important to workers. Social Security provides about 40 percent of preretirement income for current retirees but that’s projected to fall by the time today’s young adults retire. And the number of pension plans being offered is dropping fast. In 1980, pension-style plans had 38 million participants and 401(k)-style plans had 20 million participants. By 1994, 401(k)s and other defined-contribution plans included 64.6 million participants, while pension plan and other defined benefit plans included only 41.7 million participants. Another problem is availability, John said. The GAO report noted that in 2004 only 62 percent of active workers were offered any kind of retirement plan – pensions or 401(k) style – by their employer. John and others advocate an “automatic IRA,” which would allow employers to transfer money into an individual retirement arrangement for the 75 million employees who don’t have a 401(k) option. Automatic 401(k) investments mean employees who freeze up on retirement decision still have some type of plan, John said. “What we’ve got to do now is take the same sort of thing and apply to the workers who don’t work for a company that offers a 401(k),” he said.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champWith the reduction of pension plans and the uncertainty of Social Security, that number means millions of Americans will face rough going when it comes time for today’s teenagers to retire, lawmakers said. Part of the problem is because people withdraw part or all of their retirement savings, the GAO said, and they don’t participate in retirement plans when they’re offered. Only 36 percent of workers in 2004 participated in 401(k)s and similar accounts when offered, the most recent data available, according to the report. Making it automatic is key, John said, because people freeze up when left on their own. “They know that this is a really important decision and that if they don’t make the right choice, they can look back and really regret it when they reach retirement age,” John said. “And what they do, like so many of us who are faced with that, they’re paralyzed, inertia takes over, they don’t do something.” last_img read more