Taumalolo on Warriors denial

first_imgPhoto by: IAN HITCHCOCK/GETTY IMAGES (Jason Taumalolo signed a 10-year deal with the Cowboys earlier this year worth a reported $10 million). The Warriors have long been keen to lure Taumalolo back to his homeland.In 2015, they offered him a $2 million contract only for the 24-year-old lock to re-sign with North Queensland for less money, that ultimately paid off for Taumalolo as the Cowboys won their maiden premiership that season.Earlier this year, the Warriors again came calling with another hugely tempting offer which, combined with the chance to be around family, almost had Taumalolo packing his bags.But having developed him into the best forward in the NRL, the Cowboys were desperate to retain the 2016 Dally M Medal co-winner and countered with an unprecedented 10-year deal worth a reported $10 million.Taumalolo admitted that the long-term security was too good to refuse but added that the Cowboys’ culture and his desire to finish his career as a one-club man also played a big part in his decision to turn down the Warriors.”They (Warriors) wanted me to come home,” Taumalolo told Australia’s Courier Mail.”A lot of my family is based in New Zealand and I was born there. At the time it was a tough decision to make.”Obviously money came into play. We all know footy players only play for so long in their careers. Money eventually comes into play.”But when it came down to it, I thought I could be better with my footy and play consistently and I saw where the club was heading over here, I realised I definitely enjoy where I was and how I was playing footy.”I didn’t want to change that.”Born in Auckland and with 10 tests for the Kiwis, the idea of returning to his roots appealed to Taumalolo.But he also classifies Townsville as home, having moved to the city with his parents at age 14 when he first linked up with the Cowboys. Ten years on, Taumalolo now finds himself as one of their most important players, particularly with halfback Johnathan Thurston and prop Matt Scott nursing season-ending injuries.The leading metre-eater in the NRL, Taumalolo has averaged more than 200m per game as the Cowboys have shrugged off those losses to sit in sixth place, well in the hunt for the top four.But in an ominous sign for the Warriors, Taumalolo is hoping to go up another gear for the run home to the finals.”I’ve been a bit dusty after having a week off but the body is ready for the last part of the season,” he told the Courier Mail.”I don’t feel too much pressure; it’s more I’ve got to step up a bit. I’ve got guys around me who help me. It’s great to have guys like that play around me and make my job easier.”The Cowboys host the 11th-placed Warriors in Townsville on Saturday night.last_img read more

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2020-05-26

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Puma Energy too strong for US Embassy

first_imgThe Puma Energy girls took an 8-3 lead at the break thanks to good shooting from goal shooter Kila Matao with 6 points to her name.Matao was changed by Sian Maha in the second half and stepped up the tempo scoring consistently.Maha finished with 8 goals to set up a big win.She was assisted by goal attack Evelyn Paku scoring 4 goals.In other results in division 6: Kamuna def Digicel  (2) 16-5, Post Courier def. QBE Insurance 28-3, division 7:  Price Waterhouse Coopers def Lee Partners 13-4, Hodava def SP Brewery 13-6, division 8: Curtain Brothers def Marsh Ltd 10-7, Pacific Assurance Group (1) def Kina (2) 13-5.last_img read more

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2020-05-26

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Ryan Pini to swim this afternoon

first_imgPini will race at 2:16pm Rio time (3:16am PNG time, Friday) and will swim in heat 2 of 6 of the butterfly event.The world record for the 100 metres butterfly is held by Michael Phelps from the United States who set a time of 49.82 seconds back in 2009 in Rome, Italy.Pini will be the fourth athlete from Team PNG to compete at Rio after Raymond Ovinou, Thadius Katua and Morea Baru.last_img

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2020-05-26

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The ‘Spaniards for the World’ won 99 titles in 2019

first_imgTwo titles in Africa, 12 in America, 27 in Asia, 56 in Europe, one in Oceania and another World Cup. 99 trophies of which only one came from a tournament of selections: “Over time we have realized how important it was for the country. The local league is not of high competitive level and we are a selection with limitations demographic, “he explains Felix Sanchez, champion of the Asian Cup with the selection of Qatar.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, which conquered the national triplet in England and also raised the Community Shield, it was the foreign club with Spanish representation that won the most titles in 2019, while Xavi Hernandez, which raised the Qatar Stars League as a footballer and he won the Qatar Super Cup as coach of Al sadd, was the only Spanish who managed to proclaim himself champion from the grass and the bench. Another milestone was the one achieved by Pablo Marí in Brazil. Flamengo Central He became the first player born in Spain to win the Copa Libertadores. His compatriot Miguel Ramirez He did the same in the Copa Sudamericana, which this course will face in the Recopa. The year 2019 was capitalized for most of the Spanish soccer players and coaches who practice abroad. This is indicated by the 99 titles won during the last 12 months in 57 countries spread across the five continents. In total, 234 champions who made it possible to raise 39 Leagues, 25 Cups, seven League Cups, 20 Super Cups, seven continental tournaments and a Club World Cup.If in 2018 we only managed to conquer two continental trophies (Champions of Oceania and CAF Confederation Cup), 2019 stands out for being the first year in which Spanish football was present in the four major titles of Europe Y South America: Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Four trophies to which we must add an Asian Cup, an AFC Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.“I feel that the Spanish footballer is a very valued athlete. Not only at the level of quality; also of professionalism. Clubs around the world bet on us and that makes us increasingly more out,” he tells AS César Azpilicueta, responsible for raising the Europa League as captain of Chelsea. Alberto Moreno, who conquered the Champions with the Liverpool before returning to Spain, reveals the memory “of having been able to dedicate it to Jose Antonio Reyes“.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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The surroundings of the Metropolitan, the best public work of 2019

first_imgThe environment of the Wanda Metropolitano has been recognized as the best public work of 2019 by the College of Engineers of Roads, Canals and Ports of Madrid in the XII edition of its Annual Awards. The award decision, made public this afternoon, considers, from this project, that it results “an urban opportunity that has allowed increasing the provision of green spaces and infrastructure of the District of San Blas-Canillejas, integrating the new Atlético stadium into an accessible environment. The project has allowed an increase in terms of environmental sustainability in the area. “In addition, the rehabilitation of the Beti Jai Fronton, the Mersey Bridge project (United Kingdom) and the EMT induction charging system have also been awarded. The prizes will be delivered the day after tomorrow, February 7, in a gala to be held in the Crystal Gallery of the Palacio de Cibeles. “These prestigious awards recognize great projects and the work of the engineers of Caminos de Madrid that with their innovative solutions improve the quality of life of Madrid,” they describe. The Wanda, the best stadium in the worldThe reasons why the Wanda Metropolitano environment has received this award is because it is “an area of ​​action that covers an area of ​​more than 1,200,000 square meters in which different landscapes and environments have been created.” In 2018, the Atlético stadium, opened in 2017, has already received the first prize of the ‘World Football Summit ‘congress that recognized him as the best in the world.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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Elche will have to face the Petxina Events contract

first_imgTotal, Petxina estimates Elche CF revenues from transfers of 13.9 million, of which half claims. Now the ilicitano club must demonstrate how much that figure amounts to and if there is a possibility that an important part of that debt is considered ordinary credit for having occurred before the bankruptcy. By the time they occurred they would enter there those of Garry rodriguez, Gonzalo Villar (when he left for Valencia) and Jonathas.Elche does not contemplate in that agreement the transfers by clause, as in the case of Sory, while the departures of Sergio León and Liberto, if the contest is reopened (it doesn’t seem simple), would be credits against the mass and forced payment without removing or waiting.Now Bragarnik you will have to face this situation and see how it is solved with the agreement to transfer the shares between Score Club 2019 Y Petxina Events. Grave You will have to assume a part of this responsibility, as can happen on Thursday, March 12 in the event the Luxembourg Court dismisses the appeal against the European Commission’s public money recovery decision, which amounts to 4.1 million euros. Basilio Lopez, administrator of Petxina Events, requested in January that the judicial authority will calculate the debt of Elche with its company in application of that agreement. On his part he presented a list of movements in the market to indicate the transfers in that period: Garry rodriguez (Paok, 250,000 euros), Cifu (Malaga, 200,000 euros), Gonzalo Villar (Valencia, 200,000 euros) and Jonathas (Real Sociedad, 7,200,000 euros). Already in Second Division, the operations occurred with Sergio Leon (Osasuna, 1,700,000 euros), in the 2016/17 campaign; Liberto Beltrán (Real Betis, 250,000 euros), in the 2017/18 season; Y Sory Kaba (Dijon, 4,000,000 euros), last year. The Elche will have to deal with the contract of Petxina Events. The Supreme Court has not admitted the appeal filed by the franchisee in which he requested his annulment. The judgment of the Provincial Court becomes final and the Valencian mercantile is waiting for the Court number 3 of Alicante to claim the real entity information on the amounts received for the transfers made during the last eight years, between November from 2011 and 2019.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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De Burgos: “Mateu Lahoz is a national and European benchmark”

first_imgWe have to be prepared in case we have to whistle almost every 72 hours and avoid injury. Both the referees and the players. We are all athletes and the physical demand is very high. None of us will have the same physical form when we return. It is like when you are injured and you return to the field, you can be well but you do not have that competition tone.The League will surely resume behind closed doors.Like the whole world of football, I think the more spectators there are, the better. You live differently.How can arbitration be improved?Not that I consider myself a footballer, but I think like them. It would humanize the figure of the referee with the player. Be closer without losing, of course, authority. There are moments when everyone knows where to be. We cannot allow disrespect. But sometimes you have to empathize with certain situations. It is a very important aspect also for reading the game.Mateu stands out a little for that, he is one of the ones who talks the most to the players.Mateu is an excellent referee. It is at an extraordinary level and is a benchmark at national and European level. We have great referees, like Del Cerro and Gil Manzano. They are elite referees. Each with its personality. We all have good things to contribute to others and also defects.The new rule of hands is controversial. There will be those who shoot at them to get a penalty.We will have to be prepared if that happens to see if it is a voluntary action and if it meets the requirements to be called. We have no other choice. My President has said it, it is a complex matter and with so many interpretations that it will be very difficult to put everyone in agreement.Her father was a referee.To be realistic, he was not very funny that I continued on his way. It was my debut, a Levante-Celta, and he had to leave to rest from his nerves. He doesn’t see me on TV and after every game I call him to tell him that everything has gone well. He is very nervous. Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea, international referee, attends AS from his home, where he spends the quarantine with special care, since he was the last referee to whistle Espanyol, with several positives in his squad.How are you living this state of alarm?It is an uncomfortable, exceptional situation and we have to adapt. Obligations must be met and prohibitions respected in order to return to normal life as soon as possible. In my 34 years of life I had never experienced this situation. Now the important thing is the health of people and those who are risking their lives to end this situation. They are true heroes.He was the last to whistle for Espanyol and a week later there were several positives for coronavirus.I hope they recover soon and there are no serious consequences. Those of the arbitration quartet that were there have had no symptoms. I am at home with my family, with my son and my wife, who is about to give birth. We are taking great care of her.Despite the halt and precautions, they continue to train individually. And the Arbitration Committee is attentive to its form.They send us protocols to follow and who to report having symptoms. They are concerned about our physical condition as there are restrictions when it comes to training. Luckily, I have a strength machine and a spinning bike so I don’t lose fitness with cardio.Do they control their weight?We have to report how we have slept, how much we weigh, what pulsations we have when we get up … These are questions to draw conclusions at a medical level and improve.And on a theoretical level?We have an online platform and we continue with talks to improve our performances in the field and in the VOR. It is used to analyze the plays that happen every day and exceptional situations. We see, analyze and discuss them. They put us exams of the rules of the game and video analysis.Will you be in a position to be able to referee after so long standing?last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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Zverev is ready to participate in the Davis Cup

first_imgFinal yr the new Davis Cup format, whose winner emerges from a remaining spherical performed by 18 groups in Madrid. The qualifying rounds that have been performed at dwelling or away as a customer will solely be seen in the qualifying rounds. For Zverev, the worth of the Davis Cup was misplaced with this format, purpose why the German participant didn’t participate in the premiere final yr. “I don’t suppose it’s the actual Davis Cup,” stated Zverev. With out their primary on the group, Germany misplaced to Nice Britain in the quarterfinals. The competitors was received by the host group, Spain. German tennis star Alexander Zverev He continues to be essential of the new Davis Cup format, however was prepared to participate in it this yr, as he acknowledged in an interview printed in the present day by the sports activities publication “Kicker”.“If we don’t play a match till November and Madrid is the first, I would love to play tennis once more. However now we have to have a look, “Zverev instructed the sporting outlook posed by the coronavirus pandemic, with tournaments suspended till a minimum of mid-July.However Zverev continues to be essential of the new Davis Cup format. “I all the time stated that I like competing for Germany and I look ahead to taking part in all three disciplines at the Olympics. I additionally like to play the ATP Cup and I actually respect the Davis Cup, so long as it is the actual Davis Cup, “stated the 23-year-old tennis participant.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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