The Professional Football League has thanked UEFA the postponement of the Eurocup that could allow the completion of national competitions when the coronavirus epidemic recedes. The clubs’ employers are confident that they can conclude the League and the Cup.The LaLiga statement reads as follows:“LaLiga appreciates the agreement in the soccer world community and he hopes to resume the competition soon.The world of European football stays together at this time to do everything possible to protect the health of all who are part of our sport. When normality returns and remits this serious health risk, We will face in the best possible way the options to end the seasons. We are pleased to see the agreement between all, the soccer community is in solidarity and all united we can return even stronger.We hope that LaLiga will resume its Championship soon and that all competitions can begin., protecting the health of all who integrate and enjoy them, while guaranteeing the integrity of each tournament. Until then, lots of encouragement and # StayOnCasa to change the virus curve. “
Fernando Martín Álvarezwhat was interim president of Real Madrid between February 2006 and April of the same year and owner of the Martinsa company, he is in the ICU of the Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Madrid suffering from coronavirus. Last Saturday, another former president of the club, Lorenzo Sanz, died of the same disease. Martín, 72 years old, graduated in Chemical Sciences, He assumed the club’s presidency after Florentino Pérez’s resignation in February 2006. In those two months, the team did not lose a league game, but was eliminated from the Champions League by Arsenal.On April 26, the board of directors decided to call elections for the club’s presidency against his opinion, which led to his resignation. During the process he was temporarily replaced by Luis Gómez Montejano. At first he suggested that he would run for those elections, but ultimately he did not. The chosen one would be Ramón Calderón.
Considered one of the country’s leading grass-roots meet, the 36th annual Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Primary Schools Athletics Championships will see 92 schools, with over 4,000 athletes, squaring off for the coveted elite title as all-island primary school champions and $500,000 in equipment from May 11-14 at the National Stadium.Having started with five schools in 1981, the event has since grown tremendously and action will start at 8 o’clock each morning.Naggo Head Primary, considered “a true champion” by their principal, Andrea McGivvens, remains confident of winning a seventh title this year. Her school has won five consecutive titles and six overall.Waterford Primary, with 10 titles, has won the most times.”Our athletes have done well, and it is an event that we look forward to. Many of our athletes have gone on to high school and have done very well,” said the principal, while citing names such as Stephon Fennell (former Kingston College standout), Tyler Mason (Jamaica College), and Calabar High’s Michael Stephens.”Naggo Head has really prepared them well, and I hope they can go on to represent Jamaica,” she continued.USAIN BOLT”There is no name as huge as Usain Bolt, and I implore all principals of primary schools to get on board and get all your athletes involved in the programme because this is where we unearth the talents.”Not everybody is going to be an accountant, a teacher, a lawyer or a doctor. Usain Bolt is not one of such, but I can tell you, he is making millions,” she added.She called on the “administrative efforts of principals to continue nurturing youngsters”.World 400m youth champion Christopher Taylor was a recent standout at this meet, breaking the 400m record.The event will see three new schools competing this year; Content Gap, May Pen, and Lacovia Primary.The main sponsor is INSPORTS, while Hi Lyte and Tropical Blue are associate sponsors.INSPORTS administrative director Ian Andrews implored: “Let it be about development and winning the reward.”We are living up to our mandate, which is to unearth, promote, develop, and nurture the talents. That’s what we are doing at the Institute of Sports,” he said.Andrews added: “Regrettably, we don’t promote enough the achievements that we are having at the Primary level.”Meet director Anthony Gibbs said 41 events would be contested by the 4,117 athletes from the schools, which span the length and breadth of Jamaica to include places like Portland, Clarendon, and St James.
Foster’s Fairplay is asking track and field’s local governing body, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), to answer a simple question: Why do you continue to provide lethal ammunition for Stephen Francis, the traditionally bellicose coach, to pierce your armour, revealing an underbelly of incompetence? This Nesta Carter omission from the Beijing World Championships is a case in point. It could assist, given the frequency of these missteps, in ‘organising your way out of a garbage can’. Who needs a regime that does not have the interest of its athletes as top priority? Francis makes the point that year-to-year, schools continue to have difficulty in completing the required forms to access Boys and Girls’ Champs. This has led to some of the athletes being ruled out of competing in the stellar event in the particular year. This sanction is even meted out to prominent teams, which are found wanting. Who, with this in mind, can fault the MVP Track Club boss for suggesting that these errant schools could be following bad practices in which their association is engaged? Against that enlightened background, it is instructive to examine the Carter situation. Sprinting legend-plus, Usain Bolt, as defending champion, had unfettered access to the men’s 100m event in Beijing. The end-of-June trials thrust forth Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade, and Kemar-Bailey-Cole, who took 1-2-3 at the deciding event. Carter was fourth, and in case of a withdrawal by any of the top three, would be given the empty lane. This, however, pre-supposes that he was included on the entry form as an alternate. He was not. As such, when Bailey-Cole got hurt and had to forfeit the championships, under strictly enforced IAAF rules, no replacement could be allowed. Thus, the JAAA, or their nominee, who compiles the entries, are clearly at fault. What followed were frantic, and in the end fruitless attempts by the JAAA general secretary, Garth Gayle, to have Carter offered a side-door access to where their embarrassingly egregious error had placed the team. What made it even more painful is that the MVP sprinter, the defending bronze medallist, was denied a second chance to repeat by the ineptitude of those who should have had his welfare as paramount. Francis had every legitimate right, and in fact, responsibility, to place the matter under the public microscope. However, he, too, has a role – a duty of care – which so far is being overlooked. In protection of his charges, he has ‘taken the sword’ to the JAAA at the slightest perception of an unjust attitude – the type which tends to disrespect, demoralise, and deny them what is their right. Simultaneous with this latest furore, he was ‘nailing the oversight body to the cross’ for a pre-Beijing training camp, not in his view, beneficial to his athletes. THE CARTER SITUATION There can be no stepping away from the fact that the coach has little or no regard for the body to exercise proper stewardship over the athletes. Where, then, were the sounding of alarm bells in the lead-up to the putting together of the Beijing entry documents? Did Francis’ traditional belligerence and vigilance in protecting his charges against JAAA poison go on temporary vacation? Should he not have taken action, not foreign to him – ‘kick down a few doors’ – to ensure that all was well? Come on, Stephen. History has shown that controversy and you sleep very well together. There was a dire need to engage a JAAA known by you to have ‘square pegs meaninglessly driven into round holes’. Questions should have been asked to halt the governing body in its tracks, should it be perpetrating, with or without malice or ill-will, any action or non-action, to deny an athlete, that to which there was an entitlement. In the circumstances, it is inexcusable for Carter not to have competed in the 100m in Beijing. The JAAA and the MVP coach must share the blame and the resultant shame. Carter has been denied a legitimate stage by the joint negligence of two frequently opposing parties. They have taken responsibility for protecting his future. Did someone say something about ‘restraint of trade’? Foster’s Fairplay is all ears. – For feedback: email email@example.com LITTLE OR NO REGARD
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Caymanas Park Results for Jan 01, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodNEW YEAR’S DAY TROPHYRace 1 1300 M (Purse $800,000) NB4-Y-O & RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)1. TARANIS DaneNelson 56.02. SOUTHERN CRUISE SEllis 54.0 1L3. SHINING LIGHT SMuir 51.5 6/1 1 3/4L*4. DRIPPING IN GOLD RHalledeen 53.0 4LWIN: $238.00PLACE: $88.00, $65.00, $78.00Final Time : 1:20.0 Splits: 23.1, 46.3, 1:12.3Winner : 4yo ch colt – ADORE THE GOLD – BEWARE BABYTrainer: RICHARD AZAN Owner : ALEXANDER HABER & VON WHITE & RICHARD AZANBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $344.00 Ex: $866.00Trifecta: $830.00Race 2 1400 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)THE OTB DEPARTMENT PLAQUE1. LEGENDARY PLEASURE BebHarvey3 52.02. WARRIOR PRINCESS RHalledeen 53.0 Head3. EXPRESS TRUCK LSteadman3 53.0 6L4. ALEXANDER JAnderson 56.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #9 SPEEDY PROCESSWIN: $206.00PLACE: $114.00, $136.00, $251.00Final Time : 1:28.3 Splits : 24.0, 47.2, 1:13.4Winner : 6yo ch horse – WAR MARSHALL – FIGHT FOR PLEASURETrainer: ROBERT DARBY (SR) Owner: ROBERT A DARBY (SR)Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $412.00 Ex: $928.00D/E: $1,348.00 Special Double: $368.00Superfecta: $10,198.00Race 3 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACETHE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT PLAQUE*1. LAGUNA POINT OBennett 55.02. RICHIE’S PIK PParchment 53.5 3L3. DEMOLITION BOY CChow 56.0 1/2L4. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST RHalledeen 53.0 3L5. LEILANI KPowell 51.0 2LWIN: $100.00PLACE: $67.00, $95.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:01.1 Splits : 23.0, 47.1, ,Winner : 4yo dk b/br filly – STORM CRAFT – YAHABIBITrainer : ALBERT CHONG Owner : DEE GEE RACINGBred by DAVID LEE SINQu: $699.00 Ex: $925.00D/E: $351.00Trifecta: $1,237.00Hi-5: $120,773.00Rolling Triple: $5,556.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)THE MARKETING/ HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT PLAQUE1. PRINCESS SHEMIKA DaneNelson 53.0*2. INFANTRY OFFICER AChatrie 55.0 Neck3. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 3/4L 70.004. NEVER GIVE UP JInnis4 49.0 Head5. VALLEY OF QUEENS CChow 55.0 3/4LWIN: $257.00PLACE: $83.00, $68.00, $70.00Final Time: 1:10.3 Splits: 23.2, 48.2,Winner : 6yo ch mare – TRADITIONAL – PRINCESS CHIONESOTrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner: ASTON L. CHINBred by TEDDY AGUSTUS LEVYQu: $407.00 Ex: $817.00D/E: $630.00Trifecta: $614.00Hi-5: $18,918.50Rolling Triple: $3,861.00CTL FAN APPRECIATION DAY TROPHYRace 5 1820 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE*1. ALL CORRECT OWalker 56.02. HOUDINI’S MAGIC SEllis 53.0 1/2L3. BRAWN AChatrie 55.0 Neck4. RUM PUNCH SMuir 52.5 8LWIN: 78.00PLACE: $51.00, $55.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:58.0 Splits : 27.3, 52.0, 1:16.2, 1:43.1Winner : 7yo b horse – STORM CRAFT – ROYAL PIZZAZTrainer: WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : THE VELVET GLOVEBred by MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $108.00 Exacta: $162.00D/E: $565.00Superfecta: $257.00Rolling Triple: $1,012.00Race 6 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACETHE RACING DEPARTMENT PLAQUE1. ORPHEUS SEllis 55.0*2. LITTLE BIG HORN OWalker 54.0 5 1/2L3. MR. DOITBETTA WHenry 55.0 Neck4. MISTER BONES RWilson 55.0 1 1/4L5. COUNTER ATTACK CChow 54.0 Head6. NUCLEAR WARNING PFrancis 51.0 6LWIN: $117.00PLACE: $64.00, $68.00, $121.00Final Time : 1:27.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:13.0Winner : 3yo ch colt – ADORE THE GOLD – LA REINATrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : ELIAS HALOUTEBred by ELIAS HALOUTEQu: $94.00 Ex: $218.00D/E: $194.00Trifecta: $302.00Hit-6: $4,451.00Rolling Triple: $1,182.00Pick-4 : $2,688.00Super-6: $33,162.50MCKAY SECURITY LTD TROPHYRace 7 1820 M (Purse $750,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE 1/9&NB5YO&UP(MDN)(DIV.I)*1. GRAN CORAZON KPowell 54.02. THE REAL RHYTHM JAnderson 54.0 1L3. SERIOUS BUSINESS DDawkins4 52.0 9L4. VERONICA B ADancel 53.5 2 1/2LWIN: $193.00PLACE: $101.00, $111.00, $141.00Final Time: 2:03.0 Splits: 27.2, 52.3, 1:19.0, 1:47.3Winner : 6yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY – SOUFFLERTrainer : WILFRED CHIN Owner: WILFRED A CHINBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $1,018.00 Ex: $1,324.00D/E: $493.00Superfecta: $153,438.00Rolling Triple: $868.00Race 8 1600 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)THE ENGINEER/ TOTE DEPARTMENT PLAQUE*1. BOLD AVIATOR AChatrie 54.02. UNBREAKABLE CBudhai 52.0 8L3. FLYING MIRACLE RHalledeen 54.0 3 1/4L4. STAR NEW VISTA JPatterson4 50.0 Neck5. SIR SOUTH SMuir 54.0 1LWIN: $100.00PLACE: $76.00, $95.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:40.2 Splits : 23.4, 46.3, 1:12.2Winner : 5yo ch colt – REGION OF MERIT – CLASSY CHANELTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TEST PILOTSBred by REEVES, EVERDEEN MAXWELLQu: $372.00 Ex: $737.00D/E: $608.00Trifecta: $1,199.00Hi-5: $11,001.50Rolling Triple: $2,057.00MCKAY SECURITY LTD TROPHYRace 9 1820 M (Purse $750,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE 1/9&NB5YO&UP(MDN)(DIV.II)1. PERFECT FLYER SEllis 57.0*2. WATER WAVE WHenry 54.0 14L3. POWERFUL RED AntThomas4 55.0 6L4. SIRMANDI SMuir 56.0 9/5 HeadLate scratch : UNBRIDLED ROCK, GOFORTHEGLORYWIN: $124.00PLACE: $70.00, $65.00, $110.00Final Time : 2:02.1 Splits : 28.3, 54.0, 1:19.3, 1:47.2Winner : 8yo b horse – DAYTON FLYER – PERFECT STORMTrainer: DWIGHT CHEN Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $283.00 Ex: $435.00D/E: $280.00Superfecta: $2,651.00Rolling Triple: $1,939.00Race 10 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)THE PROPERTY/ GARAGE DEPARTMENT PLAQUE1. RAS EMANUEL DaneNelson 53.0*2. TROJAN RHalledeen 55.0 2L3. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 53.0 3/4L4. TWILIGHT CITIZEN JPatterson4 51.0 Neck5. SUPERTRONICS OFoster 53.0 NeckWIN: $302.00PLACE: $147.00, $90.00, $127.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b colt – BURNING MARQUE – PLEASANT PRINCESSTrainer: PETER MCMASTER Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $989.00 Ex: $1,428.00D/E: $787.00Trifecta: $2,498.00Hi-5: $48,842.50Rolling Triple: $1,795.00Pick-4: $9,656.00Super-6 : $7,184.10Pick-9: $513,431.50PlacePot 8: $1,080.00
When the RJR Sports Foundation announces speedsters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the 2015 recipients of the National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards at tonight’s ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus, it will hardly come as a surprise to many.Likewise, considering the year they both had, shot put strongman O’Dayne Richards – last year’s runner-up and sprint hurdles world champion Danielle Williams are sure to get hearty receptions, as they head the candidates seeking the runner-up spots.Richards struggled on the Diamond League circuit before coming to life at the Pan American Games in Toronto, where his national record heave of 21.69m won him a gold medal. He would repeat the mark a few weeks later at the World Championships in Beijing, to take the bronze and become Jamaica’s first medallist in the event at that level.Hansle Parchment’s World Championships silver medal in the 110m hurdles also makes him a strong contender for the runner-up spot. Additionally, the towering hurdler is the first Jamaican to win a silver medal in the 110m hurdles in senior-level global competition, given his result – like Richards’, considerable historical significance.He might, and dare we say, should, however, be edged out by Richards’ back-to-back national record efforts.Williams, flying below the radarOn the female side, Williams, flying below the radar in every pre-championships predictions, delivered when it mattered most in winning the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships.That was a massive result for the pint-sized hurdler, who returned the gold to Jamaica after Brigitte Foster-Hylton’s win at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.It should be enough to see her across the line – behind Fraser-Pryce, with some other top contenders such as World Championships 200m silver and 4x100m gold medal winner Elaine Thompson; boxer Alicia Ashley, who successfully defended her WBC super bantamweight title; World Championships bronze and relay gold medal winners – Shericka Jackson (400m and 4x400m); Veronica Campbell-Brown (200m and 4x100m); and ever-present swimmer Alia Atkinson (50m breaststroke silver and national record as well as 100m breaststroke bronze at the FINA World Championships plus a year-ending number-three world ranking in the 50m breaststroke, all presenting strong claims.Little doubt, however, as to who will spend tonight as the country’s top male and female sporting stars.Save for some major surprises, speed-king Bolt will win his sixth National Sportsman of the Year title.This will give him sole command of the second-place spot in the all-time list, which is headed by boxer Michael McCallum, who punched his way to seven titles.Bolt shook off a rusty start to his season to win World Championships gold medals in the 100m (with the third-fastest time in World Championships final history – 9.79), the 200m and as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team.Last year’s nod to Atkinson was the first time a non-track-and-field athlete won the Sportswoman of the Year award since 1976, when cricketer Vivalyn Latty-Scott won the award.Fraser-Pryce, who won this award in 2012 and 2013, won gold medals in the 100m and 4x100m at the World Championships as well as took the 100m title in the IAAF Diamond League series.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Jamaican high schools stole the spotlight on yesterday’s final day of competition at the 2016 Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Kingston College (KC) produced the most impressive display with a record-equalling 39.63 seconds to capture the 4×100 metres. The record was set last year by Calabar High. The win gave KC their eighth sprint relay title. They joined Camperdown High as the winningest high school male team in the event. Major upset KC got a brilliant start from Shivnarine Smalling, then the outstanding Akeem Bloomfield ran a scorching second leg to put KC in a commanding lead as Jhevaughn Matherson and anchorman Tyrese Bryan went through the motions for an emphatic win. Defending champions Calabar also went under 40 seconds, finishing second in 39.89, with T.C. Williams of Virginia placing third in 40.56. St Jago High were fourth in 40.63 as Jamaica College were disqualified after placing sixth. Commanding lead St Jago avenged their Gibson Relays defeat in the 4×800 metres relay. The quartet of Eric McKenzie, Joel Jean Pierre, Keenan Lawrence and Leon Clarke on anchor with a 1:52.17 leg was too good for St Elizabeth Technical, who had to settle for second in 7:35.20, with third going to Green Hope out of North Carolina in 7:41.01. Kingston College ended fifth in 7:45.12. There was a major upset in the 4×400 metres. Favourites Calabar were beaten by Jamaica College (JC). With KC’s Bloomfield pulled from the event due to a calf injury, the stage was set for Calabar to defend their title easily after qualifying impressively in their heat early yesterday. Calabar led easily for the first two legs, but JC’s Devaughn Baker ran an impressive third leg to give teammate Phillip Lemonious a healthy lead. Despite a valiant effort from Christopher Taylor, the task was too much as JC won in a season’s best 3:12.34. Calabar were second in 3:13.09 as the much touted T.C. Williams had to settle for third in 3:13.55. St Jago clocked 3:14.53 for fifth, while Edwin Allen were sixth with 3:16.69. Kingston College finished at the back of the field on 3:19.48. Jamaican high schools also picked up three individual wins. In the first race of the day, Edwin Allen High’s Rayon Holmes won the 400 metres hurdles in 52.47 seconds. Jamaica College’s Clayton Brown captured the high jump with a leap of 2.12m, while Kobe Jordan Rhooms of Cornwall College was third with 2.03m. Obrien Wasome, also of JC, won the triple jump with 16.91m from Calabar’s Javier Lowe, 15.83m, and Jordan Scott of Campion, 15.08m.
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, on a high after their 2-1 victory over highly ranked Chile last Friday, are now in Florida preparing for the start of the Copa America Centenario next weekend.The National team arrived at the Miami International Airport yesterday at 3:52 a.m. and will hold a training camp until June 2, when they leave for Chicago.Local-based Reggae Boyz Chevone ‘Messi’ Marsh, who went to a trial in Finland early last week, will join the camp in Florida.Goalkeeper Andre Blake has joined the squad while regular captain Rodolph Austin is expected to fly in to Florida today.Jamaica will play their first match in the Copa American Centenario against Venezuela on Sunday, June 5 in Chicago.The tournament opens on June 3 with the United States facing Colombia.
EDMONTON, Canada (CM):Jamaican Dane Nelson reeled off an impressive triple at Northland Park on Wednesday to climb back into second place in the jockeys standings.Riding on the seven-race, mid-week card, the three-time former Jamaica champion rider logged victories in race two with favorite Misty Do It and in race three with 5-1 chance Wine Stock before wrapping up with success in race seven aboard 3-1 chance On a Quest.With the haul, Nelson overtook Trinidadian Keishan Balgobin to reclaim second spot in the standings with 48 wins. Balgobin is one behind in third, with multiple-time former Northland champion Quincy Welch lying fourth on 44 wins.Five-time defending champion Rico Walcott tops the standings with 86 wins in the season which signs off on October 22.Nelson opened his account in a six-furlong trip when he made all the running with brown filly Misty Do It to trounce the two-year-olds by four lengths.In race three over 1300 metres, Nelson produced another gate-to-wire effort with Wine Stock to dispose of the three-year-old and upwards by five lengths. He and the six-year-old bay gelding duelled with Bear’s Reality through the quarter before getting clear entering the stretch and dominating the run through the lane.ON A QUESTNelson completed his triple by guiding four-year-old chestnut gelding On a Quest to a narrow win over the three-year-old and upwards in a six-furlong trip.The pair stalked pace-setter Artie in the Park, ridden by Walcott, before bidding in the stretch and nipping their rival on a head bob at the wire.Young Jamaican Shamaree Muir was also successful on the day’s card, winning race five over six furlongs with 3-1 bet Smileagainpana.