Top Seeds Sweep in Women’s Tennis Tournament Quarterfinals

first_imgNo. 4 Sam Houston State 4, No. 5 Central Arkansas 2 (Box Score)The Bearkats came out firing in singles play after dropping the doubles point to the Sugar Bears. Sam Houston won every first set except for at the top line to take an early advantage. Lusine Chobanyan and Mila Milanovic of Sam Houston earned wins at the No. 5 and No. 6 lines, respectively, to give the Bearkats the 2-1 lead. Central Arkansas’ Pornpawee Pramethong evened things up with a 7-6, 6-2 win at the No. 1 flight over Fabienne Gettwart. Khee Yen Wee retook the lead for the Bearkats with a No. 3 victory 6-3, 6-1. Sahara Yamalapalli slammed it home at the two-line 6-4, 6-3 to send Sam Houston to the semifinals for the first time since 2013. No. 1 McNeese 4, No. 8 UIW 0 (Box Score)McNeese advances to its first semifinal since 2016 with a 4-0 sweep over UIW. The Cowgirls secured the doubles point and never looked back, winning at the bottom lines to clinch the match. Marija Mastilovic extended McNeese’s lead to 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over UIW’s Sara Djurdjevic at the No. 4 flight. Phonexay Chitdara won just three minutes later at No. 6 line, 6-1, 6-3, with Charoline Erlandsson bringing it home with a 7-6, 6-2 victory at the No. 5 line. BEAUMONT, TEXAS – All the top seeds advance to Saturday’s semfinals of the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament at Beaumont Tennis Municipal Center in Beaumont, Texas. In Friday morning’s matchups, No. 3 Northwestern State edged No. 6-seeded Abilene Christian 4-3 on Friday while No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defeated No. 7 New Orleans 4-1. No. 4 Sam Houston State defeated No. 5 Central Arkansas 4-2 in the afternoon while the No. 1 seed McNeese Cowgirls swept No. 8 UIW 4-0. No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, No. 7 New Orleans 1 (Box Score)Texas A&M-Corpus Christi kept its hopes for a three-peat alive with a 4-1 victory over No. 7 New Orleans. The Islanders picked up the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 courts. New Orleans’ Trang Dao got the Privateers back in the match with a 6-4, 7-5 win at the top line over the Islanders’ Hortense Boscher. Corpus Christi’s Jelena Dzinic and Carolina Bulatovic picked up two quick singles points at the No. 2 and No. 6 lines, respectively. In 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 fashion defeat of the Privateers’ Brittany Johnson at the No. 5 flight, Marina Vicens Miquel clinched the victory for the Islanders. No. 3 Northwestern State 4, No. 6 Abilene Christian 3 (Box Score)The Lady Demons came back from down 3-1 to win the final three singles match points to advance to the semifinals. It all came down to the third set on the No. 5 court between Northwestern State’s Judit Castillo and Abilene Christian’s Autumn Castillo with the team match even at 3-3. Crossnoe easily took the first set 6-1 before falling 6-3 in the second. Tied at 4-4 in the deciding set, Castillo was able to claim the final two games to clinch the win for the Lady Demons. NSU had dropped the doubles point with ACU needing all three matches to earn the 1-0 advantage into singles competition. All singles matches except the final one took just two sets to declare a victor. Semifinals action picks up Saturday at 2 p.m. CT with the Islanders taking on the Lady Demons while the Cowgirls contest the Bearkats.last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: Sam Houston State Partners with Local Elementary School

first_imgHUNTSVILLE, Texas – In the midst of busy athletic seasons, student-athletes from Sam Houston State have consistently instilled a Bearkat tradition of impacting the local community. This custom was once again on display last week when the SHSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with Academy Sports + Outdoors to give back to a local elementary school.For the second consecutive year, Academy Sports + Outdoors donated 100 backpacks to aid a school-supply initiative coordinated by the Sam Houston State SAAC. The retailer, and partner of Sam Houston athletics, provided bags which were subsequently filled with necessary school supplies before being delivered to Scott Johnson Elementary in Huntsville, Texas.“One of the fun parts about this is that we are able to go into the schools and actually see how this has benefitted the kids,” said Sam Houston State Senior Associate Athletics Director Chris Thompson. “We have been doing this school supply drive for several years now, and now when we go to the schools, we are seeing the backpacks and supplies being put directly to use. That has been a really rewarding thing for myself and our SAAC kids to see.”Sam Houston’s 17 teams collected items to assist the school including Kleenex, scissors (round edges), glue sticks, hand sanitizer, No. 2 pencils, 16-count crayons, wide-ruled notebook paper and spiral/composition books.SHSU athletics has a history of supporting Scott Johnson Elementary including the department’s Bearkat Mentor Program, which allows the athletes to serve as positive examples and role models for the elementary school children.SAAC is comprised of representatives from all sports in Bearkat Athletics and is a group who initiates community service efforts throughout the year. The organization has contributed to local school-supply drives for the last 12 years, receiving a list of supplies needed to replenish the classroom and help those children who do not have the resources to make it through the year.Each Southland Conference member institution participates in a “Southland Gives Back” event around the holidays. As part of the ‘Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

Gareth fits Utd and Spurs – the first England boss in decades to enhance his rep

first_imgHe has been full of admiration for English players who have gone overseas — quick to reward Jadon Sancho with a call-up after his move to Borussia Dortmund and recall Kieran Trippier after he joined Atletico Madrid.Southgate’s horizons are broad and his career trajectory is rising.Sometimes it simply helps if you stay to the end. Manchester United and Tottenham are two clubs where his face certainly fits.The job of genuinely restructuring United — a task never properly taken on in the post-Ferguson era — would appeal to him especially.Southgate’s key managerial credentials are an emphasis on passing football, promoting youth, an ability to make tough calls decisively and the emotional intelligence to deal with elite players.These all make him a strong candidate for a major club role — despite his lack of Champions League experience and the continued snobbery of many big-six fans towards English managers.It has been instructive to hear both Southgate and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talk about Marcus Rashford recently.Solskjaer spoke with vagueness about his struggling forward — ‘He wants to play on the left, through the middle, as a No 10, as a right winger’.Meanwhile Southgate spoke far more analytically — how Rashford was best as a “wide raider”, playing through the inside-left channel and how he had to utilise his blistering pace more effectively rather than dropping back in search of the ball.It was one small example but a typical one. Southgate often has a clearer vision of a player’s abilities than their own club managers.2 Rashford was picked on the weekend despite an inconsistent start to the seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyIt will all be a matter of timing, of course. The United job may fall vacant too early for him, as Solskjaer struggles. The Spurs job may not be available soon enough.Yet Mauricio Pochettino is clearly restless — and should he go next summer, without Spurs winning a trophy, might Harry Kane, by then nearly 27, start seriously considering his own future?Perhaps not if Southgate — who made him England captain and in whom he trusts implicity — were to replace the Argentinian.Should neither job be available, Southgate would be keen to move abroad — despite his own lack of foreign language skills.Latest Football NewsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight title TWO interesting facts about Gareth Southgate: he never gets to a match late and he never leaves early.You’ll remember all those other England managers turning up at Premier League games, casting an eye over one or two native players, then heading off after 70 or 80 minutes to beat the traffic.2 Southgate takes charge of England against Kosovo on TuesdayCredit: EPANot Southgate, though. Southgate is in the boardroom before and after matches, and he tends to do a lot of listening, gleaning information, building relationships, occasionally offering an opinion if asked.And he usually attends matches alone, so that he finds conversation with club officials and other key footballing figures.Southgate doesn’t take this approach to further his own career beyond England.But next summer, when he’s likely to be on the market, there will be few Premier League directors who do not know, admire and trust Southgate.Managing England has never been a stepping stone to the stars.After leaving the “impossible job” Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson both found their next employment at Crystal Palace, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Kevin Keegan at pre-Abu Dhabi Manchester City.Fabio Capello and Terry Venables moved on to lesser national roles with Russia and Australia.Glenn Hoddle turned up at Southampton, Graham Taylor at second-tier Wolves and Steve McClaren perfected his comedy Dutch accent with FC Twente.But as the first England boss for more than 20 years to fully enhance his reputation in the position, Southgate is likely to be different.The England manager was relegated with Middlesbrough in his only previous club job — though he was fresh out of the dressing room and in charge of a club tightening belts, having overspent.In 2013, Southgate failed an interview at League One Sheffield United for being “too nice”.Try telling that to Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker and many other players treated with ruthlessness these past three years.Gareth Southgate says England fans should be hugely excited by our young playersSouthgate has made it clear that, while he is 100 per cent committed to leading England into the Euro 2020 finals, he is unlikely to continue beyond that tournament.The Three Lions chief will turn 50 this time next year and will have been out of club management since his 30s.He also has a strong bond with his No 2 Steve Holland, who is effectively in a part-time role and itching to get back on a club training ground. While Southgate’s focus will remain, his sense of ambition — just like that ruthless streak — is easily underestimated.So, especially if his England reign continues to flourish, Southgate will hold realistic hopes for a top-six job next season.last_img read more

Broncos hammer hapless Bulldogs

first_imgTwo tries in the final four minutes of the first half gave Brisbane a 16-6 advantage but the key period was between the 53rd and 68th minutes when the Bulldogs’ only touch of the football was Josh Reynolds spilling an Anthony Milford kick from point-blank range as the Broncos piled on 18 points to take complete control of the contest.The Bulldogs bravely defended their line for the first 10 minutes of the second half and conceded just the one penalty goal but consecutive penalties against Canterbury players for interfering with Brisbane players chasing kicks gave Brisbane all the ammunition they needed to put them to the sword.Broncos captain Adam Blair was sin-binned 10 minutes from full-time for a professional foul and the Bulldogs scored their second through Chase Stanley immediately after but by that stage the damage had been done and Canterbury’s finals aspirations put on life support.With a 10-point buffer at the break the Broncos should have gone further in front in the first five minutes of the second half when Tautau Moga ignored support on the inside and out but after three repeat sets chose to take a shot at penalty goal in the 49th minute to take their lead out by two more points.A rare penalty for blocking a runner on the kick-chase against Brett Morris gave Brisbane another shot from close range but after a wicked bounce and some exquisite hands by Kodi Nikorima, Jonus Pearson lost his grip on the one-handed put-down, only for Josh Reynolds to also be penalised for interfering with the chasers.A fumble by Reynolds gave Brisbane yet another attacking set and the speed of Nikorima proved too much for Raymond Faitala-Mariner from the scrum win as Brisbane’s possession for the first 20 minutes of the second half pushed beyond 70 per cent.With the resolve of the Bulldogs broken and the fatigue factor of making 68 more tackles setting in Brisbane earned a penalty from the kick-off and scored again at the end of the set through Josh McGuire and when James Roberts flashed across in the 65th minute it was time to put the ‘Dogs out of their misery.Showing a propensity to promote the football that hasn’t been evident all season the Bulldogs stretched the Broncos defence for much of the first 40 minutes yet went into the break down by 10 points as the home side struck twice late to devastating effect.Wearing eye-catching fluorescent socks to mark Women in League Round the Bulldogs’ first attacking set was an unimaginative affair rescued by Josh Jackson pinning Broncos winger Jonus Pearson in his own in-goal to earn a repeat set but there was better to come.From the next set Canterbury allowed the ball to sing a more flamboyant tune, pulling the home side first to the left before going back wide to the right, quick hands giving Marcelo Montoya a clear path to the line for his seventh try of the season.Two penalties and a restarted tackle count gave Brisbane plenty of shots at the Bulldogs line but back-rower Matt Gillett couldn’t maintain control as he reached out to put the ball over the try-line.With the ‘Dogs dominant in the opening quarter it took a line-break from an unlikely source to break the Bronco shackles, hooker Andrew McCullough bursting out of his own half on a 30-metre run before sending centre Tautau Moga away on a 45-metre path to score to the left of the posts, Jordan Kahu’s conversion squaring the ledger through 24 minutes.Invited into Canterbury’s end by a Bulldogs error and subsequent penalty, Brisbane inched their way in front for the first time in the night when an offload from Joe Ofahengaue gave Ben Hunt enough room to slide past opposite Matt Frawley to score wide on the right.Hunt became provider shortly thereafter when a mid-field offload again encouraged some second-phase play, the movement ending with some clever interplay between Kodi Nikorima, Matt Gillett and Anthony Milford before Kahu crossed in the corner.last_img read more

Weightlifter Morea Baru eyes Rio Olympics

first_imgBaru will have to qualify on merit at the Australian Open International at Brisbane in March which is also an Olympic qualifying event.Baru failed to qualify on merit along with sisters Dika and Thelma Toua at the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships held at Pune, India in October.The trio each won bronze in their events.In November, the three athletes also failed to qualify at the 2015 World Championships held at Houston, United States in November.Oceania was represented by Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Guam, Kiribati, Palau and Nauru.PNG Weightlifting Federation president Sir John Dawanincura said if Baru does well then he will qualify on merit for the Rio Olympics and we will need to qualify only one female during the Oceania titles.However, if Baru fails to qualify then PNG will have to go through the Oceania Championships from 23-28 May in Fiji to qualify only one male and one female.Baru, who won a gold medal in the 62 kg category at the recent 2015 Games lifting 121kg snatch, is training at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in New Caledonia under coach Paul Coffa.last_img read more

Australia secures Rio 2016 quota places

first_imgEmma Moffatt claimed the women’s race and Marcel Walkington the men’s, securing wildcard places for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  It means that Australia is guaranteed three quota places at Rio 2016 with a maximum three men and three women. Moffatt, a two-time world champion, and Emma Jeffcoat broke away early before Moffatt pulled clear for a narrow victory in the New Zealand city. The race was essentially over as a contest the moment that Moffatt and Jeffcoat caught a wave into the beach on the second of two swim laps, body surfing out of sight of chasing New Zealander Simone Ackermann. With a lead of close to two minutes out of the water, the pair rode away from the chasing pack on the bike leg before Moffatt showed her class on the run to take a 2 hours 02min 24sec win. The 31-year-old Moffatt, who competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London, was all smiles as she crossed the line, 34 seconds ahead of Jeffcoat, her junior by 10 years.  “Emma and I worked really well on the bike, but the headwind was tough coming back each time which stung the legs a little bit,” Moffatt, second in the International Triathlon Union World Cup in Mooloolaba last weekend, said. “Likewise, on the run it was hard running into that wind. It’s a tough year – trying to get into the Olympic team for Australia is a hard feat in itself.” New Zealand’s Maddie Dillon won the bronze medal in 2:10:54.  The men’s race featured an Australian trifecta, Walkington winning from Aaron Royle and Jake Birtwhistle after the trio broke away on the swim. Walkington sprinted home for a 1:52:06 win, fractionally ahead of Royle’s 1:52:14, with Birtwhistle less than a second back in third. Royle is the only athlete to have secured an automatic athlete nomination for Australia’s Olympic team after his sixth place in last year’s Rio 2016 test event. The final opportunity to earn an automatic place in Australia’s team for Rio 2016 is due to come on the Gold Coast on April 9 in the second round of the World Triathlon Series.  A top 10 finish in the men’s and women’s race on that day will see two more names nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee. “That’s a case of mission accomplished,” said Triathlon Australia performance director Bernard Savage.“Everyone did their jobs from the swims, which saw some amazing surf skills, to great jobs on the bike and in the run – well done to all. “To secure those final quota spots ahead of New Zealand was never going to be easy – the New Zealanders hate losing and especially to Australia.  “But to get a maximum three spots for Rio is testament to everyone doing their job – it‘s up to the individual athletes now to deliver on the Gold Coast next month.” Australia also dominated the junior races. The women’s race saw an Aussie clean sweep with Jessica Claxton winning from Ellie Hoitink and Zoe Leahy. In the men’s race Matthew Hauser brought home the gold medal with New Zealand’s Dan Hoy winning silver ahead of Hauser’s tea-mate Liam McCoachcrossing for the bronze.(Emma Mofatt. Picture: Daily Telegraph)last_img read more

Wagsford aims to help Madang youth in sport

first_imgMany call this place  a criminal haven but this is not the case as the saying goes, “do not judge a book by its cover”.As the sun rises every morning,  people are growing older, and babies are born and the world is changing taking the new and the old into the era of new technology, new vision and new mission in a global community.Wagsford Kickboxing School located in Wagol Sodas settlement in the heart of Madang town is one of the many living testimonies that speaks of positive action. It is an example  to doomsayers that people are changing and doing something to help themselves become productive and positive citizens in the community.Why kickboxing when Madang is known for producing and keeping soccer as its preferred sports? Wagsford Kickboxing School was founded by Ron Nikints who has nine years experience  in this martial art and has proved himself by wining medals and certificates in competitions.Madang is not known for kickboxing but Nikints who represented Madang Kickboxing Association since doing his grade seven is a man working behind the scene to promote this body contact sport.Nikints says after taking part in the Provincial Games more than 30 youths have joined his training school wanting to take up kickboxing as their career path.The Madang rep says the only need for the school is training equipment and funding to help them prepare for the tournament in Goroka.He says the Wagsford Kickboxing School which he started last year after nine years of taking part in Kickboxing tournaments around the country is in its infant stage.Despite the many challenge the School face Nikints is adamant that what he contributes in small way will provide the pathway for the growth of Kickboxing in Madang. Besides this his only aim is to help the youth’s stays out of trouble and involve in sporting activity that will keep them fit mentally, physically and spiritually.“There are many things one can do to help fight the increasing law and order problem in Madang, and one of them is to be the agent of change and work with the youths using your skills and knowledge to help them recognise their potential,” he said.Nikints won medals and certificate of recognition for achievements during his nine years of taking part in kickboxing.He says they are using little resources to train and urged the Provincial Government sports office, and corporate sponsors to help them.last_img read more

Atlético chooses Carrasco

first_imgIn this way, the Belgian international would return to Atlético, where he left in February 2018 to Dalian Yifang of the Chinese Super League. With the athletic shirt He played 124 games, scored 23 goals and gave 17 assists. The great handicap that Atlético has to incorporate is that it must start before this Friday at 00: 00h. to a template player.The injuries that plague the staff force. Signing a ‘9’ that was not competition for Costa and Morata is not in Cholo’s plans. A ‘9’ bench already has, it’s called Saponjic. Hence the turn in the aspirations of the club rojiblanco, which would be very close to close this operation. The transfer is obligatory once Lemar has not left and the salary limit of the campus is not thinned. Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, rojiblanco CEO, has already given approval for this operation to be carried out and Simeone has the reinforcement this winter that he asks for. The Carrasco path may be open. Carrasco Cavani vanished but that does not mean that Atlético is not going to make an incorporation to its staff in this winter market that has only 24 hours left. Yes there will be a signing but it will not be that of a pure ‘9’. The first option was that of the Uruguayan striker of the PSG and almost the only one: the following names on the list did not convince Simeone or the coaching staff or the sports management. The goal has been changed. The last hours are being frantic in the offices of the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico would be about to close the transfer of a player who, without being ‘9’ pure, adds up to the entire attack front, which can play as fake ‘9’ and also in the bands. The option that shuffles Atlético with more strength is that of Yannick Carrasco, who would return to the rojiblanco team. Dalian Yifang Midfield playerBelgium In addition to the injuries, since the return of the Saudi Super Cup the results do not accompany the rojiblanco coach, with defeat in the League against Eibar and a draw against Leganés, in addition to the elimination in the first game that the team played in the Copa del Rey, against Cultural Leonesa, a rival of Second B. It is the first time since Cholo reached the red and white bench that, playing the Argentine one full season, is out of the Champions League positions At this point in the season, that has always been the goal set by the club.last_img read more

Muguruza: “With Conchita I have a special complicity”

first_img“It was a private problem. I needed to place myself in a troublesome scenario, to know what I am fabricated from. I realized to be extra in contact with nature. It was a exhausting journey of resistance, sacrifice, mentality … An excellent expertise, “he recollects.The ‘reset’ served to start out a new yr with renewed illusions. And, a few weeks later, Garbiñe was planted in his fourth Grand Slam closing, which he misplaced to the American Sofia Kenin (4-6, 6-2 and 6-2).After defeating Simona Halep within the Australian Open semifinals, the Romanian declared that if Muguruza had been in a position to play extra typically at that degree, she could be one of the best tennis participant on this planet.The Spanish is conscious of that and in addition that she wants to supply extra consistency to her recreation: “It’s clear that regularity is one thing very troublesome to attain. Demonstrating a excessive degree of tennis every single day is a problem for everybody.”For now, the Muguruza of this starting of 2020 is near the one which Roland Garros received in 2016 and a yr later Wimbledon and who grew to become one of the best tennis participant on this planet.“Beginning a new yr with a new crew has helped me a lot. And persevering with with the work too, as a result of the outcomes come in the end. You have to be affected person and cope with that frustration. I didn’t know when the outcomes would come, however the fact is that it has come very quick, “mentioned Garbiñe, now in 16th place within the WTA classification.His resurrection, as virtually at all times, has are available a ‘Nice’: “It’s clear that each one tournaments are essential, however I can’t deny that the Grand Slams inspire me extra. I do higher when I really feel these massive phases and I face the nice gamers or I simply really feel that nice adrenaline, “he admits.At 26, he’s logically recovering the number one, “a very massive puzzle that have to be put collectively,” so it’s “very troublesome to attain,” he says.For the time being, he has put himself within the arms of Conchita Martínez, in order that he leads his inexhaustible expertise: “We work exhausting to carry order to all that. The best way to manage the play, the fashion of play. Many technical particulars that, on the excessive degree, make a distinction. “ After a 2019 to overlook, the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza has returned to the tennis elite by the hands of Conchita Martínez, with which she acknowledges having “a special complicity”, and hopes to reinstall within the ‘top-ten’ of the WTA classification.“What we have superb, is that she has been a very excessive degree participant and we perceive one another instantly. It’s a very special complicity, as a result of we want half the phrases to make ourselves understood, “explains Garbiñe, picture of Caser Seguros, in an interview with EFE.The profitable Muguruza-Martínez binomial just isn’t the results of likelihood. In Wimbledon 2017, the Aragonese extenist changed for 2 weeks the Frenchman Sam Sumyk, the coach who led Garbiñe to succeed in world number one and who couldn’t be in that British Grand Slam for a private matter.Underneath his supervision, Muguruza was topped for the primary time on the All England Membership, 23 years after the previous Monzon participant did it and, though he later returned to Sumyk, he knew that his paths would meet once more.“Conchita is a person who I have at all times thought-about. And this time, when I was in search of a coach, there was a coincidence that I was out there (A number of weeks in the past he had ended his skilled relationship with Czech Karolina Pliskova) and, when the time got here, I didn’t hesitate to contact her to work along with her, “he reveals.Each introduced that they’d return to coaching collectively final November. Muguruza, who would end the 36th yr of the world, his worst rating since 2013, had determined that it was time to shut the stage with Sumyk and Martinez noticed a chance.“The relay of the technical crew was troublesome, however like every little thing else, sports activities are cycles. I felt I wanted to alter airs, a new voice, a new crew, renew the power a bit. And Conchita was very quick, “he says.Earlier than beginning a new preseason, Garbiñe went to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, the very best mountain in Africa (5,895 meters). She wanted to clear her thoughts, overlook about tennis for a whereas and discover herself.last_img read more

Official: UEFA suspends Sevilla-Roma and Inter-Getafe

first_imgFinally Sevilla-Roma and Inter-Getafe will not be played this Thursday. This has been confirmed by UEFA itself, after Rome and Getafe refused to travel to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus. Both were scheduled to be held behind closed doors., but the agency has yielded to the request of the clubs and has ensured the safety of all members. As a result of the traveling restrictions between Spain and Italy imposed yesterday by the Spanish authorities, the following #UEL matches will not take place as scheduled tomorrow. Seville – AS Roma Internazionale – Getafe – UEFA (@UEFA) March 11, 2020UEFA has issued a statement, informing the postponement, but it still does not confirm that it will happen with the second leg or with the progress of the competition. This is the full note: “As a result of the travel restrictions between Spain and Italy imposed yesterday by the Spanish authorities, the following matches of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 will not be held as scheduled for tomorrow, March 12, 2020.• Sevilla FC (Spain) – AS Roma (Italy)• FC Internazionale (Italy) – Getafe CF (Spain)Additional decisions on the two parties will be communicated in due time. “What will happen with the Europa League?When the first leg matches are suspended, there is very little chance that the return matches will be played on the date marked (March, 19). To make it happen, duels would have to be played before that date, something unlikely given the alarm situation in Spain and Italy.So and if there is no other decision regarding the competition in general, will be ‘X Balls’ in the draw. That is, they will be framed with clubs that have exceeded the knockout stages, at the expense of what happens in their tie. Anyway, the rooms would be played from April 9 and there are hardly any dates on the calendar to square two games until then.last_img read more