24th SP Sports Awards a success

first_img138 nominations were received this year for the 11 different categories.Australian professional basketballer and sports icon, Lauren Jackson was the guest speaker on the night.The awards on the night went to:Male Athlete of the Year: Ryan Pini, Female Athlete of the Year: Linda Pulsan, Team of the Year: Women’s Va’a V12 Team, National Performance of the Year: Lae City Dwellers, Community Sports Initiative: New Ireland Triathlon Association, Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Thadeus Katua, Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Violet Apisah, Best Sportsperson with a Disability: Sent Anis, Sports Official of the Year: Johnathan Kassman, Sports Media of the Year: NBC- 2015 Pacific Games Radio Coverage, Sports Photo of the Year: “For You PNG” – Mark Talia – Toea Wisil 100m Finish.Photo Credit: SP Brewerylast_img read more

Inter already has spare for Lautaro

first_imgAubameyang is living a bittersweet season in Arsenal. His good performance (14 goals in 23 Premier games, 16 in all competitions) clashes with the irregularity of the Gunner team, which just adds 31 points and is 10 in the Champions League.The Gabonese striker is valued at 70 million although Arsenal’s need to transfer it could lower the price.A signing in ManchesterIn addition to the Aubameyang option, the one they claim will also arrive will be Tahith Chong. The Dutchman has a contract with Manchester United until June of this year but has no intention of renewing and would arrive for free at Giuseppe Meazza. Martin Rickett / PA Wire / dpa & nbsp; (Martin Rickett / PA Wire / dpa) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Martin Rickett / PA Wire / dpa (Martin Rickett / PA Wire / dpa) Romelu Lukaku could have a new forward partner next season. Lautaro Martínez is in the most immediate plans of Real Madrid and, above all, of Barcelona and could leave Milan in July for 111 million euros.If this operation is finally given, Gazzetta dello Sport ensures that Inter has already chosen the replacement for the Argentine striker: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker, who already rang hard to arrive in this winter market, has not yet renewed with Arsenal a contract that ends in 2021. Except surprise, this will be the last summer in which the gunners can get a good figure for The Africanlast_img read more

Atlético’s ERTE approved

first_imgThe General Directorate of Labor of the Community of Madrid, through the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness, has approved the ERTE that Atlético decided to carry out on 453 workers due to the crisis derived from COVID-19. Atlético decided to carry out the ERTE to safeguard the economic viability of the club, as Miguel Ángel Gil, CEO of Atlético later issued in a public note.In the letter from the General Directorate of Labor, this body states that “the existence of force majeure causes by the company CLUB ATLETICO DE MADRID SAD corresponding to this, in accordance with the provisions of article 33.3 of Royal Decree 1483/2012, of October 29, the decision on the suspension of the contracts of 453 workers listed in the annex to the file, during the requested period that in no case should exceed the duration of the period of validity of the measures derived from the declaration of the state of alarm, in which it is justified. “ Atlético decided to carry out an ERTE on the workers who at this time of the state of alarm cannot perform their functions: store workers that the club It has both in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium and in different areas of Madrid and also the employees of The academy, technicians and assistants who work in Atlético’s base football and who are currently unemployed.The General Directorate of Labor says that Atlético “You must notify the resolution to the workers’ representative or, failing that, to the affected workerss, which may challenge it before the Social Jurisdiction. “Click here to see the resolution of the ERTE of Atlético de Madrid by the General Directorate of Labor of the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness.last_img read more

Lokeren files for bankruptcy

first_imgThe Belgian football league announced on Monday that Sporting Lokeren in the third division will no longer be part of the professional competitionl after the Termonde Commercial Court (Northwest) declare bankruptcy of the team and the club announced that it will not appeal the decision.“The decision of the commercial court means that, according to the statutes, Sporting Lokeren is no longer part of the Pro League and will not contest the (third category) 1B next season, “the Belgian league said in a statement.The club president had previously announced on Facebook that the team had failed to find a way to alleviate Sporting Lokeren’s 5 million debt., founded in 1970 after the merger of Standaard and Racing Lokeren. “To my deep regret and great sadness, I must announce that, despite all our efforts, we have not been able to find the necessary investors in time to satisfy the maturities,” its president, Louis De Vries, wrote on the club’s Facebook page.The club has not paid its salaries to employees and players, who stopped working on February 28 due to the stoppage of competitions due to the coronavirus, in the same way that some suppliers’ invoices had not been paid, the newspaper “Dernière Heure” noted.Sporting Lokeren twice won the Belgian Cup (2012 and 2014) and had played in the Europa League on several occasions.The club lost the first category of Belgian football in 1993, regained it three years later, and dropped again in 2016, Prelude to the fall to the third category in 2019 and the current bankruptcy.last_img read more

Ajax will not donate as much money to the other teams in the league

first_imgThe humanitarian crisis that the planet is experiencing is historical and undoubtedly the most important, but the consequences will also be seen – and are already being seen – in the economic sphere. It will be a difficult time and organizations are improvising measures so that the damage is as small as possible. One of the ideas of the KNVB, the Dutch soccer federation, is for the clubs to distribute their revenue from European competitions this season to the other clubs in the league out of “moral obligation”. Especially and being the one that receives the most money, Ajax.The clubs are already obliged to distribute a small percentage of this UEFA money for the development of football in the country. In the case of Ajax, he already pays 2.6 million to the Eredivisie and also has always been in favor of helping in a common emergency fund of the league. However, and as reported by some local media this morning, Now the Amsterdam club is not there to give away money and will not contribute to that proposal as much as the KNVB wants. Ajax is the team that will receive the most from UEFA in the Netherlands, but also the one that will lose the most due to the coronavirus crisis. It is estimated that he could stop earning more than 50 million euros for a season behind closed doors. One of the AZ proposals is to donate 25%, something that does not even occur to the management of Van der Sar. They are in favor of donating money: “It stands to reason that as the largest club in the country, we help other clubs survive”, explained the exporter. But you also know that Ajax “He will have a difficult time.”That 25% of the talk could add more than the accumulated between AZ Alkmaar (previous to the Champions League), Feyenoord (Europa League) and PSV and Willem II (previous to the Europa League). Obviously, it seems somewhat excessive for a club that will suffer more than any other from this economic crisis. They will donate, but not everything they ask for.last_img read more

The future belongs to Atlético

first_imgThe rojiblanco club changed its house three seasons ago and the Wanda Metropolitano, with a capacity of 68,450 spectators, has become a benchmark stadium not only in Spain but in European football. A stadium praised by everyone, including rivals and where average attendance is above 85 percent. In other words, Atlético feels very sheltered at home, in front of their own, as it has always been.The data that makes the managers of Atlético the most excited refers to the large number of underage members. 30 percent of the rojiblancos partners are minors, which indicates that the future is guaranteed. The number of boys and girls who are linked to the entity at very young ages is increasing. The club dedicates one game to the year, a meeting that is already an essential appointment for the rojiblancos fans.Another interesting fact to describe the explosion at a social level that Atlético has experienced is the one related to its rocks, one of the great motors of the entity. Atlético has 835 clubs spread across Spain and around the world. There are a couple of them about to create new ones, one of them in Argentina. At a social level, Atlético does not stop growing. And that is a plus for an entity that celebrates its birthday thinking of giving the greatest joy to its fans and standing in the Champions League final in Istanbul. Atlético has turned 117 years old and has done so under very special circumstances, in full crisis provoked by the crisis derived from COVID-19. Atlético is among the eight best clubs in Europe and in the Spanish championship struggles to get into Champions positions. But a quick X-ray of the Madrid entity indicates that it is in the process of expansion, with more members and supporters than ever and increasingly closer to the other two greats of Spanish football.Atlético long ago exceeded a figure that seemed impossible, that of 100,000 members. Reaching that number was the great challenge of an entity that not long ago went through great economic and social problems. Atlético now has 130,400 members (between subscribers and non-subscribers) and the number continues to grow. Even in these weeks without competition, fans continue to call the offices of the Wanda Metropoilitano to become partners. No one knows where Atlético’s top will be. The rojiblanco club has members in all the provinces of the Spanish territory, something very significant. It is no longer a local club, with strong roots in Madrid and nearby cities, but rather a global entity.last_img read more

Becker: “Tennis is in crisis and needs to unite”

first_imgTennis legend and Laureus Academy member Boris Becker has warned that his sport is in crisis and has urged authorities companies to come collectively to discover a resolution.The six-time Grand Slam winner, in an interview on Laureus.com, mentioned: “There was no official tennis since March, so I name this a chance, a singular state of affairs, for all authorities companies to come collectively. “He additionally mentioned he didn’t suppose it was clever for the US Open to be held in August. “It is the one Grand Slam that also stands, however New York was the town most affected by the virus a few weeks in the past. I don’t suppose it’s clever to do a event there, “ added.Becker is the most recent massive identify in the tennis world to have welcomed feedback from revered Swiss star Roger Federer, who has raised the chance that the ATP, the governing physique of males’s tennis, is linked to the WTA, the ladies’s group.Becker, who is confined to his London dwelling and who faces the opportunity of lacking his first Wimbledon as a participant and commentator since 1982, added: “I feel we’re in a second of crisis in tennis. Apart from, say, the highest ten, the highest 50, and possibly the highest 75 males and ladies, the remainder of the skilled gamers want their weekly wage, they want their prize cash. The actual fact is, they will’t play, they will’t even go to a membership and train due to social distancing. ““We now have to ask ourselves if tennis is ok to give work to a thousand folks. Till the crisis began, the short reply was sureHowever I’m certain that many smaller tournaments that might not be held are struggling to get again financially as a result of they’ve misplaced some huge cash for not internet hosting. So it’s additionally a matter of time. ““Roger Federer put this on the desk together with his splendid concept of ​​becoming a member of forces, and I feel Nadal agrees. Not all the highest managers agree, that’s wonderful, however I feel Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have loads of follow-up. That Federer means that speaks to his intelligence and additionally that he actually cares about tennis. “ “Simply take into consideration the prize cash in the large tournaments. You already know that males and ladies earn the identical, which I don’t suppose will occur in all sports activities. We now have at all times progressed in accordance to the occasions we stay in, with equal rights on the tennis courts. ““So a joint group (he was referring to ATP and WTA) could be the subsequent step. It is an enormous step. He prompt maybe organizing joint tournaments. Anda there are some. Within the USA. in Miami, you might have males and ladies collaborating on the similar time. ““The others, talking of the Masters 1000, should not there but, however it will clearly be, in my opinion, a step in the precise path. As soon as we get out of the tunnel, the brand new regular might be totally different. We’re nonetheless in a place to management the long run if we come collectively and work collectively. “Becker performed as a junior at Wimbledon in 1982, and then gained the event in 1985, 1986, and 1989. “Wimbledon has been my summer time for 35 or 40 years. It is going to depart an enormous void,” he identified.He stays an awesome supporter of Laureus Sport for Good. “I’m a proud founding member of Laureus, and have been for over 20 years. I’m surrounded by my idols after I grew up and we always remember the place we come from. All of us love our kids, they’re our future and now greater than ever we imagine that sport has the ability to change the world. ““Life as we all know it has modified for the reason that confinement by the coronavirus occurred, since this pandemic got here into our lives. I’ve lived in the UK for a very long time, and this is terrifying. I’ve by no means seen a state of affairs like this earlier than. We stay in a tough world proper now. Greater than ever I’m dedicated to Laureus’ work and do my greatest. “Within the final 20 years, Laureus Sport for Good has raised greater than 150 million euros for the Sports activities Improvement sector, serving to to change the lives of virtually six million kids and youth. Laureus Sport for Good at the moment helps greater than 200 packages in greater than 40 international locations that use the ability of sport to rework lives.last_img read more

Francis fuming after JAAA’s Carter mix-up

first_imgBEIJING, China:MVP Track Club’s head coach Stephen Francis was again left fuming after confirmation arrived that Nesta Carter’s entry as a replacement for the injured Kemar Bailey-Cole in the 100m at the World Championships was rejected by the IAAF because of an administrative error by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).Team manager and JAAA treasurer Ludlow Watts defended the process, but Francis, who, just a few days ago, questioned the competence of the management team, was again on the attack, accusing the JAAA of nepotism, and called for greater accountability and professionalism.The JAAA were told by the IAAF’s chief technical delegate that their request to add Carter as a replacement for Bailey-Cole, who suffered an injury on the team’s training camp in Tottori, Japan, could not be facilitated because the JAAA had not properly registered Carter as a reserve.”He (Carter) is definitely out because the entries closed on August 10. After August 10, there can be no additions to the entries. The problem is that the JAAA – I don’t know if it’s Mr (Garth) Gayle, the general secretary, or Mr (Ludlow) Watts, the treasurer; whoever did the entry form made a horrible mess of the entry form,” said Francis.”Normally, for every event you are allowed four entries. On the day before the competition, you have to then declare which three of the four will run. That’s the typical procedure for all championships,” Francis continued. “If somebody has a wild card then you are allowed a fifth entry, who is the wild card person. So it is standard, you enter the four people so long as you have all four qualified; it’s something that we know from ‘Champs’ days.”The coach questioned whether those placed in charge of the team were simply there for their ties to the JAAA rather than their competence. He demanded that stiff action be taken against those responsible for the mess-up.TECHNICAL FORM”The problem is that those people are not supposed to be doing the entries. The entry is a technical form which should be passed to the technical people. Somebody is supposed to be double-checking, and we still have the same thing,” he added. “The practice of the JAAA of the nepotism and only using the members of their executive and so on to manage these teams is rubbish and needs to stop. There are a lot of persons outside the JAAA hierarchy who we can call on to manage and ensure our athletics is right.””Furthermore, there is no accountability, there is none! Those responsible should be on a plane on their way home. On top of the pile of errors that have already been made, including the 16-hour travel from Tottori and the lack of hotel rooms on the first night, those people should be immediately sent back to Jamaica!” Francis blasted.Meanwhile, Watts, who had told The Gleaner that an appeal was filed, maintained that he felt there was no reason to bar the entry of the athlete, contending that they had followed the regular process.”As customary, we would have used anybody from the pool to run the 100m if there is an injury, and in the past that has been the case,” said Watts. “So we have done nothing differently from what obtained in the past.””What has maintained in the past is once an athlete is entered on the Jamaica team, that athlete is capable to compete once he meets the qualifying standard. We have an injured athlete who got his injury after the deadline on August 10. We chose to use the next in line, Nesta (Carter) to compete in the 100m.They said they would have to discuss it with the chief technical delegate. They came back a day later and said it could not be done,” Watts said.last_img read more

Fan favourite Asafa Powell

first_img OUT OF THE BLOCKS QUICKLY Undoubtedly, the most popular athlete on Saturday night at the Jamaica International Invitational meet was former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell. The man with the most sub-10 clockings in history, despite not winning a major individual title in his illustrious career, continues to be very popular among the local crowd, and this was evident once again as thousands of fans, especially the females, showed their admiration for the man who, in the last decade, put Jamaica back on the map in the 100 metres. When the athletes’ names were announced for the men’s 200 metres, there was a large roar from the crowd when Powell’s name was mentioned. The noise got much louder when the big television screen at the National Stadium showed Powell striding out. The defending champion in the 100 metres, Powell did not compete in that event, but instead, the half-lap. With the likes of Commonwealth champion Rasheed Dwyer in the line-up, many did not give the ‘big man’ a chance to win as this was his first 200m appearance on local soil in five years. Using his 100 metres speed to good effect, Powell got out of the blocks very fast, much to the delight of his fans, who cheered wildly as he took a clear lead. Coming off the curve in first place, he held his form well, and despite slowing down a bit towards the end, held on for the win in 20.45 seconds, much to the delight of his fans, who went into wild celebration as they stood for several minutes. After his post-race interview, Powell went to greet his fans in the bleachers. The atmosphere was unbelievable as the women showed their love by rubbing his head and holding his hands as most of the fans there were not interested in the event on the track at the time – the women’s 400 metres. Powell said he is thinking of doubling up at the National Trials. “I felt very comfortable before the race and I felt good especially in the first 150 metres, but towards the latter stages, I felt a bit tired and I dropped my knees a bit due to lactic acid as I had worked hard all week leading up to the event. But I just wanted to win before by supportive fans,” said Powell. Asked how he felt, given that he has not been running the event on a consistent basis, Powell said: “Honestly, I don’t remember how to run the 200 metres, but it is a work in progress and, hopefully, by national senior trials, I will get there.” Commenting on doubling, he said: “Time is running out now, and I have been concentrating on the 100 metres for years and most of the other sprinters have been doubling and I will be doing both at trials.” He stated that beating Dwyer had motivated him to do so. “I was not focusing on anyone in the race, but I was aware that Rasheed was in the race and I have a lot of respect for him as I know he is a tough competitor, and to get the win over him has really boosted my confidence in doing the event.”last_img read more

Kelly continues nomadic training style ahead of ONE Macau card

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Eric Kelly. Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino mixed martial artist Eric Kelly plans to continue to jump around gyms as he prepares for his upcoming fight against Japanese featherweight Kotetsu Boku in ONE Championship’s Kings & Conquerors on August 5.Unlike most fighters who train under one stable, Kelly doesn’t stay under one group and instead travels to different gyms to fine-tune his submission-based style of fighting.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s been a year since the last time that I fought. I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my beloved country,” said Kelly.“I have been training hard and going through strategies. I hope to give my 110 percent in the cage in Macao. I am coming to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend We need to make our outside shots in Lebanon – Reyes LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “For me, I don’t have a stable gym where I train at full-time. I train more naturally. Whichever gym I find myself in, that’s where I train,” said Kelly (12-3). “Mostly, I just watch YouTube videos and apply it to my training and then I go to some gyms to test it out. I am in the constant search for more knowledge for my career.”“I have been doing this for the past eight years. I am still confident as to how I conduct my training. It has given me success in the past. I still believe that it will give me the success in my upcoming fight. It all boils down to discipline.”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’Kelly has suffered a minor slip in his ONE Championship tenure losing two of his last fights against Narantungalag Jadambaa and Ev Ting.He plans to stop that slide as he takes on the 40-year-old Boku (25-11), who’s five years his elder, come their Macau fight. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more