Míchel: “It’s emotional to step on Vallecas again because it’s my house”

first_img“His greatest pride is his hobby and his quarry. You have to take care of them ” LIGHTNING —And the ‘Zozulia Case’?–I have nothing to comment, I am not involved in the subject.—A few days ago it was also news about Advíncula …–We have enough with our problems to look at those of others.“How was your goodbye to Lightning?”–I went against my will. The issue of dismissal and complaint was not a dish of good taste. It is something that I would never have liked to do, but everything was solved well and now there is no problem with the club.“How do you see your future?”“We’ll see the options there are.” I’ve always said that, when I’m comfortable in a place, I don’t want to move. I would be happy to remain linked to Huesca. It is something that, as it does not depend only on me, does not occupy my head much. “Can you help Vallecas know to assault him?”–It is a brutal football environment and his team is carried on volandas. I have always lived as a local and now I will suffer. It is another incentive to compete in these circumstances because there the player is comfortable on the pitch and can enjoy a great atmosphere.– Student vs. teacher: Paco Jémez is measured again.–Facing him is special because we live good times together and I learned a lot by his side. The idea is to go forward and have the ball. Here they surpassed us and we have a revalidation to turn those feelings around.“It’s been a season moved in the Lightning.” What did you think of the animation strike?–The Lightning needs his hobby. As a footballer and coach, I believe that Rayo’s greatest pride is his hobby and his quarry. You have to take care of them.center_img – What do you expect from your first visit to your neighborhood, Vallecas Stadium and your ex?–It’s a special game, it’s different from everything that has happened to me so far. Pisar Vallecas is very emotional because it is my house. It will be a different situation than what I have experienced before.“How do you rate your first adventure on the benches away from the Lightning?”–I am very happy to have made the decision to have come here. Both the club and I go hand in hand and we are growing.– What does Huesca have that Vallecas does not have and vice versa?–It is incomparable. Vallecas has been and is my home. There I have become a person and a soccer player. Here I feel loved and I have the confidence of the club. That is important, but Vallecas is the neighborhood where I was born and there is a life behind. The game has a big emotional charge and it will be strange for me to step on Vallecas with a shirt other than Rayo.“He has built a team out of nothing.” How do you evaluate it?–Great. There are long-term goals, but it is the newspapers that help you fight at the end of the season. The coexistence is spectacular because of the commitment and dedication they have. I am proud to train a template like the one I have. —He has been a participant in the 21 signings. It is not usual …–The club and I quickly agreed and got to work. The club has made every effort to put the best players that the market offered us. It is positive that they are always in communication with me, it is appreciated.—The club is negotiating the signing of Ki Sung-Yueng.–There is nothing official. If you get here, we’ll see how it is. My concern is now in my players and in the Vallecas game. If another player comes, welcome be, but today I do not have my head on possible signings.– What happens to the equipment at home?–The equality of the category and the need of each team to become strong at home. The important thing is to be in the fight and it doesn’t matter where the points get.last_img read more

Thebes started a free TV sale and a groundbreaking 2ªB

first_imgAnother of Thebes’s achievements in that pact was reaching a principle of agreement for reshape Second B sooner. His idea is to make two groups of 20 teams with the descendants of Second and with the best of 2nd B, and that the rest go to a lower category (a species 2nd C) to which you would have to look for a name. The RFEF recognizes that something must be done and he sees it with good eyes, although he prefers to study it calmly. The Thebes plan is that new 2nd B be semi-professionalHe, as in England, and who abide by the parameters they’re working on First and Second: economic control, salary limits, joint sale of TV rights … In exchange the RFEF, that last Tuesday he transferred these messages to the clubs, also got a plus, that the percentages vary in the commercialization of the Cup. Despite the anger of several clubs and the benefit of amateur football: the professionals collected 90% and the RFEF 10%, and now it will be 60% -40%. In the explanation that Thebes gave the clubs there was also room for LaLiga will put out chest. Even recognizing that, like it or not, clubs are going to be the locomotive sport Spanish at the cost of his muscle (200 million per Olympic cycle, contributing more money this year than the CSD itself to the federations), the employer’s president recalled that he could make important deals in return. Some signed and others not. What will reflect the remodeling of the Audiovisual Royal Decree, because all the parties sealed it, is that the centralized sale of television rights in Europe which until 2022 has been made by triennia, it will be possible liberalize. In other words, a foreign operator may sign contracts for more years duration. In Spain also would follow the rule. The problem is that there are operators that, under their own rules, cannot sign those agreements for as long as they want. Limits are self-imposed.last_img read more

The Federation will ask Real and Athletic for a response in 48 hours

first_imgThe latest announcement by UEFA to the Spanish Football Federation has blown up the relative calm with which the issue of being able to play the Copa del Rey final with an audience beyond the limits of this season was taking place. . It has forced the federative entity to have to move a chip to make a decision, because if it is not played before August 3, the Cup champion would be left without the added prize of qualifying to play the group stage of UEFA Europe League. And forced to do so, in the next few hours he plans to send all the documentation he has in his possession to the finalist clubs, Real Sociedad and Athletic Club, so that they can position themselves having all the necessary data. In 48 hours, as many people from Donostia as Bilbao will have to respond with their final position.The day around this closed or open door final issue has been longer and busier than it seemed. Athletic has issued a statement after 13 hours of meeting of its Board of Directors. Meanwhile he has been in contact with the Federation itself and with the Royal Society. And the txuri-urdin team, in turn, has also had conversations with Luis Rubiales, who has already made it clear that his stance is firm and does not change it, he wants to play the final of the Copa del Rey with an audience in stands as long as UEFA and, above all, the health authorities allow, explaining that they will not be the ones who make a final decision on how and when to play the final. Athletic also knows the position of the San Sebastian club. The procedure of the Spanish Football Federation, from now on, will be as follows. In the next few days he will send the two Basque entities the documentation on the final so that they can apply and decide: final with public and resignation from the European Cup, or final without public in August keeping the European place for the Cup champion. Rubiales will then give 48 hours to Real and Athletic to position themselves and let them know what their decision is. And the Real’s response is going to be blunt: final with an audience with the next season started when the health authorities allow it. In other words, in this kind of chessboard that this issue has become, the realistic team leaves the ball on Athletic’s roof, which will have to get more wet than it did in this Friday’s statement, knowing that He is the one who has the most to lose right now, because today his most direct way to play in Europe next year is to play the final in August and win it. When the Federation has the argued response of the two clubs, it will meet with them (probably next week) to finalize the decision and finally announce publicly if the Cup final will be played in August behind closed doors or with the next campaign already. started with fans in the stands of La Cartuja.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence assesses ‘The Felix Double’

first_imgThe mission Allyson Felix has chosen to accept is still difficult. When the superb American ran the 200-400m double at the 2011 World Championships, the schedule was perfect.Now, even though the overlap between the 200m and 400m has been eased for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Felix still has a tough road to travel.In 2011, in Daegu, South Korea, the 400 metres and the 200m were separated by a day of rest. At the 2012 Olympics, the 200m started the day after the 400 metres ended but with the 200m heats and semis on the same day.Overlap between the two sprints appeared at the 2013 World Championships, and even though the gap between the 200m heats and the 400m final has been extended from 75 minutes to 13 hours at this year’s Olympic Games, they are still on the same day.WAY TO GOLDIt would be far better for the 30-year-old American if the Daegu schedule was reintroduced. In fact, when US superstar Michael Johnson fought to do the same double in the 1996Olympics, he insisted on a day to rest in between the 400m and the 200m. Not only is that rest day absent for Felix, but the elegant American still has to run a 200m and a 400m on the same day.In other words, if she does qualify for both events at the US Olympic Trials, she will have to run once on day two and three; twice on day four at 9.30 a.m. local time in her 200m heat and in the 400m final at 10.45 p.m. local time; and then once on both days five and six.As good as the four-time individual World Champion is, she obviously doesn’t have the clout Johnson had in 1996 when he was the undisputed king of athletics. If she got her way, it would be a good guess that others might try the double.Bahamian Shaunae Miller, second to Felix in the 400m last year at the Worlds, is nippy over 200 metres. If the overlap remains, Miller might be best advised to skip it to save all her energy for the 400 metres.That event could have the last two Olympic winners, American Sanya Richards-Ross and Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain and a likely Jamaican trio from the quartet of World bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, Christine Day, Stephenie McPherson, and Novlene Williams-Mills in Felix’s way to gold.In the meantime, Daphne Schippers of Holland and the Jamaican pair of Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown, who went 1-2-3 at last year’s World Championships, and the rest of the world’s best 200-metre runners, are probably breathing a sigh of relief. Instead of facing the reigning Olympic 200m champion when she is relatively fresh, they will face Felix in the final of the curved sprint on her sixth consecutive day of action.Add 2012 Olympic runner-up Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and young British star Dina Asher-Smith to the mix and the task for Felix gets tougher.Given that they will all have rested after the 100m ends on day two of the Olympics athletics programme and before the 200m starts on day four, they still hold the advantage.n Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgAsia’s big 3 all win SEOUL, South Korea, (AP): Japan, Australia, and South Korea enjoyed comfortable wins in Asia qualifying for the 2018 World Cup yesterday. Son Heung-min came off the bench to provide two assists as South Korea beat Myanmar 4-0. European-based Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida scored Japan’s second and third goals in a 3-0 win in Singapore to put them top of Group E, above Syria. Australia bounced back from October’s loss in Jordan to defeat Kyrgyzstan 3-0 in Canberra and move within a point of Jordan. Blatter leaves Swiss hospital ZURICH, (AP): Sepp Blatter’s adviser says that the suspended FIFA president has left a Swiss hospital. The 79-year-old Blatter spent about a week having his health assessed about a month after he was suspended for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee. Adviser Klaus Stoehlker told The Associated Press that Blatter was discharged on Wednesday. He said that Blatter’s daughter Corinne has taken him to his hometown of Visp to relax before he returns to his private office in Zurich next week. After speaking to Blatter yesterday, Stoehlker said, “He’s very motivated to fight against his suspension.” Blatter is awaiting the full verdict from the FIFA ethics case into a payment to Michel Platini that he authorised in 2011. The UEFA president has also been suspended.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Robinson not bothered by slow voting

first_imgPNP candidate for South Eastern St Andrew, Julian Robinson, says that he is not troubled that the slowness at some election stations, would impact his voter turnout. Robinson voted this morning at Jamaica College, and has since been checking on things in his constituency. “I don’t think it will affect it, we are trying to put in place measures for people to stay,” he said. “At polling division 44, people have been complaining about how slow the process is and that has been the cry throughout the constituency.” The most delayed scene was at the Sir Howard Cook Development Centre in Nannyville, where voters and election day workers engaged in a verbal altercation over what they say are faulty identification systems.last_img read more

Emotional Sammy knocks WICB

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy courted controversy here yesterday when he hit out at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its lack of support following his side’s capture of the Twenty20 World Cup.Speaking after West Indies stunned England by four wickets to clinch the title at Eden Gardens, Sammy told post-match presenter Nasser Hussain that while the team had been inspired by the professionalism of the management staff and messages of support from Caribbean nation grouping, CARICOM, they had heard nothing from board officials.”I really want to thank the heads of CARICOM. Throughout this tournament, they have been supporting the team. We’ve got e-mails, we’ve got calls,” Sammy said.”Prime Minister (Keith) Mitchell (from Grenada). I know what he is trying to do and I really want to thank him. He sent a very inspiring message for the team this morning … and I’m yet to hear from our own cricket board. That is very disappointing.”CELEBRATEHe continued: “For today, I’m going to celebrate with these 15 men and coaching staff. I don’t know when I’m going to be playing with these guys again because we don’t get selected for one-day cricket.”We don’t know when we’re going to be playing T20. So, this win, I want to thank you, my team, I want to thank you, coaching staff … everybody knows West Indies are champion!”The comments come against the backdrop of the players’ contracts dispute with the WICB before the start of the tournament back in February, which threatened the side’s participation.Sammy acted as the players’ representative during the brief impasse and while he assured the Caribbean then that West Indies would commit to playing the tournament, he also hinted that the issues were far from settled.Yesterday, he once again alluded to the impasse, noting that the “disrespect” shown to the side by the WICB, along with other criticisms from media personalities, had helped to fire up the team.”We started this journey … we all know we had (issues). People were wondering whether we would play this tournament,” he explained.”We had a lot of issues, we felt disrespected by our board, Mark Nicholas (cricket analyst) described our team as a team with no brains (in a pre-tournament preview). All these things before the tournament just brought this team together.”I really want to thank these 15 men. The ability to just put all those adversities aside and to come out and play this type of cricket in front of such passionate fans, it’s just tremendous.”DIFFICULTIESSammy also praised newly installed manager Rawl Lewis, who, he said, went to extraordinary lengths to sort out some administrative difficulties during the pre-tournament camp in Dubai.”I personally also want to thank the coaching staff. Coach Phil (Simmons), he’s been through a lot, and to come here and the way he’s coached the team, he’s just brilliant,” Sammy noted.”All the other coaching staff who have done their part. We had a new manager in this tournament in Rawl Lewis. He had never managed any team before. He came here, we were at a camp in Dubai, but we had no uniforms, no printing.”He left Dubai, went to Kolkata. That’s where we started. The trouble he went to, to get us in this uniform, I’ve got to give credit to the entire team here. It was us in our own little circle. This win we dedicate it to all our fans in the Caribbean.”West Indies became the first side to win two T20 World Cups when they defeated England by four wickets in the final at Eden Gardens here on Sunday.last_img read more

PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines squeezed into the podium with a bronze medal in the women’s 50 meter rifle prone event Thursday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.Filipino shooter Amparo Teresa Acuña came up with 612.9 finish to give the Philippine shooting team in Malaysia its first medal so far.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles What’s in store for your animal sign this year LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending 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) Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Thailand bets finished with the gold and silver medals, respectively, as Ratchadaporn Plengsaengthong scored 619.8 and Supamas Wankaew 617.7. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Country Wide Basketball League promotes regional basketball Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

Pacman boosts PSC grassroots project

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Quiban stretches lead to five OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Manny Pacquiao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat better way to give Philippine boxing a boost than involve Sen. Manny Pacquiao himself?That’s the wisdom behind the decision of the Philippine Sports Commission and the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, which will work together with the eight-division champion.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img The PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup will kick off on Dec. 16 and 17, fittingly in General Santos City—the birth place of the country’s greatest athlete ever and one of the biggest global sporting heroes.The program will stage weekly tournaments across the Philippines with the goal of discovering talents from the grassroots.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 folk“The project aims to encourage these boxers to develop love for the sport during their formative years,” said PSC Games Secretariat chief Annie Ruiz.Ruiz and PSC-PSI consultant Roger Fortaleza will spearhead the project, whose regional winners will clash in the national finals. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Olympic boxing greats Lomachenko, Rigondeaux fight as pros

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Then Lomachenko will try to cap his year by breaking through Rigondeaux’s often impenetrable defense.At 5-foot-6, the 29-year-old now living in California hardly looks intimidating. Lomachenko arrived for his news conference Thursday in a button-down shirt and thick glasses, a cerebral look for what figures to be a fierce night in the ring.Fitting, because this is a fight he’ll have to win as much with his mind as his muscle.“Of course, it’s going to be a very intelligent fight. Two guys meeting who really knows about boxing,” Lomachenko said through an interpreter. “So it’s an intelligent fight, brain fight.”Both fighters thrive in those, part of the reason they can’t land the bigger fights they want. They’re tough to even look good against, let alone beat, and many opponents want no part of that.So they ended up fighting each other, one of them perhaps headed to a loss that’s been so infrequent dating to their youth.“It’s going to be a great fight for the fans and it’s going to be a great historical fight that fans will forever look back on,” Rigondeaux said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny First he has to deal with Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs), the 122-pound champion moving up two weight classes for an ESPN-televised chance to earn the appreciation that his unbeaten pro career hasn’t brought yet.“It’s a very important fight in my career,” Rigondeaux said through an interpreter. “It’s going to be a great show and I hope everybody appreciates the show we’re going to put on Saturday.”The Olympic gold medalist for Cuba at 119 pounds in 2000 and 2004 would have preferred it at a lighter weight, where he wouldn’t be giving up size to a fighter who has the offensive arsenal of Lomachenko. But 130 pounds was where Rigondeaux, 37, had to go to get the opportunity that has eluded him throughout his unbeaten career, even when he toppled Nonito Donaire in 2013 in a fight that gave him another title but not really many more fans.His defensive-minded style was the way to pile up the points as an amateur, where on top of his Olympic golds he also won world titles in 2001 and 2005, and Pan American Games gold medals in 2003 and 2005. But it hasn’t done much to make him marketable as a pro, where Lomachenko’s six straight victories by stoppage demonstrate the kind of aggression casual viewers favor.“Rigo has had a historic, legendary career as an Olympic fighter and now as a professional and this is a fight that he’s been waiting for his entire career, to bring him not just to the top of the pound-for-pound list, where he has always been, to bring him the exposure and the accolades as one of the most popular fighters in the world that he’s so deserving of,” promoter Dino Duva said. “But he’s never had the chance to get there. This is the fight that’s going to bring him over that hump.”The undercard includes American Shakur Stevenson, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist who sparred with Lomachenko during camp, as well as former Irish Olympic bronze medalist Michael Conlan. U.S. women’sOlympian Mikaela Mayer also is in one of the preliminary bouts.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2008, file photo, Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukrain,e reacts after defeating Khedafi Djelkhir, of France, during the men’s featherweight 57 kilogram final boxing match at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Before they became professional champions, Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux were the class of boxing’s amateur ranks. They meet Saturday for Lomachenko’s 130-pound title in the first pro bout between two-time Olympic gold medalists. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)NEW YORK — Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, both champions and two of boxing’s best, were even more than that as amateurs.They were the gold standard.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers from Process to work in progress Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? So a fight between them seemed natural, the first professional bout pitting fighters who each won two Olympic gold medals.“It’s obviously a historic fight,” promoter Bob Arum said. “Two great, great fighters with two unbelievable pedigrees facing each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThey fight Saturday at the Theater in Madison Square Garden for Lomachenko’s 130-pound title, a popular pairing for fight fans who marveled at their mastery of the craft back when the prizes were medals around their necks, not belts around their waists.“This fight is very important for me because a lot of people who are fans, a lot of media want this fight,” Lomachenko said. “It’s a very special fight for them. It’s special for me. It will be interesting.”Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) won Olympic gold in 2008 and again four years later in London fighting at a different weight, the highlights of an amateur career in which the Ukrainian compiled a 396-1 record. He won a 126-pound belt in just his third pro fight in 2014, has made three defenses of the 130-pound title he won in 2016, and is likely headed for a move up to lightweight next year.last_img read more