Indigenous All Stars romp to win thanks to JT masterclass

first_imgMan of the match Thurston turned the game early in the second half, scoring a key try before laying on an inch-perfect kick for Dane Gagai to seal the result on Friday night in front of 20,241 fans at McDonald Jones Stadium.After Mel Meninga’s World team scored two tries in the shadows of half-time to make a game of it at 16-8, the Indigenous side found another gear.First, Parramatta speedster Bevan French, who looks set to build on his standout rookie year, put in a curling chip off the side of his boot which bounced up for Thurston.Thurston then outshone his younger teammate with an even better kick, putting the ball in between two defenders for Gagai.The Indigenous side had plenty of standouts including Gold Coast half Ash Taylor and Cronulla pair Andrew Fifita – who ran for 175m – and Wade Graham.The game was played in 33-degree heat with the likes of Blake Ferguson and Mitchell Moses coming off in the second half after the stifling conditions took their toll.Canberra are facing a nervous wait after skipper Jarrod Croker was taken from the field in the 50th minute with what appeared to be a left knee injury after having his leg pinned under him in a three-man tackle.He cried out in pain and slapped the turf in frustration before being taken up the tunnel with what is believed to be a medial ligament injury.The Indigenous All Stars shot out of the blocks to a 16-0 lead at the quarter-time break before the World side reeled them back in with a dubious four-pointer to David Mead and a Nene MacDonald try in the shadows of the break.However, the Indigenous side proved too strong in the second half.Greg Inglis provided the highlight of the game when he received a hand off from Fifita and went on a bulldozing run downfield, flattening three defenders including Tepai Moeroa.AAPlast_img read more

Lucas looks for space in Bayern’s stellar defense

first_imgLucas Hernández will reappear this Sunday in the game that will face Bayern with Augsburg after recovering from muscle discomfort. The former Atlético, like Javi Martínez, returns to a call from the club that invested a total of 80 million euros in his signing, but everything points to the French world champion spending time on the Bavarian bench. We will have to wait to see when he is again a pillar in a rear that has formed in his absence (Lucas was three months off due to a partial rupture of the internal ligament of the right ankle) and that, right at the beginning of the phase decisive of the season, it is yielding a thousand wonders.The young Alphonso Davies, stellar in this first section of 2020, ended up gaining ownership on the left side and caused David Alaba, a fixed in that position for years, to end up being converted into a left-handed center. In the center of the rear, he paired with Jerome Boateng, who finally regained his best level, and on the right side Benjamin Pavard is also indisputable. Flick finds it difficult to make a hole in the Municguard rear of Lucas, especially considering that the master at the same time stressed the importance of giving the maximum possible continuity to an eleven to face the crucial weeks with guarantees. Lucas himself also admitted being far from his best version after numerous injuries that have crossed his path since he landed in Germany. “I’m not one hundred percent yet,” explained the French international in which, until now, was his last title to Bayern two weeks ago against Paderborn (3-2). Of course, Flick did not want to detract from the effort of his player in the set-up and showed that it is still a key piece in his plans. “What he has to do now is to return to his best version little by little,” said Flick, who at the same time wanted to warn of the rush: “We have to measure very well when it comes to giving minutes,” he said.last_img read more

A restart for Atlético B

first_imgJESUS ​​RUBIO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Germán Valera celebrates with Ricard and Óscar Clemente a goal against Celta B.JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) However, in the last six games those of Nacho Fernández have only managed to add five of the 18 points at stake, with a single win (0-1 against San Sebastían de los Reyes) and a last dramatic day, where Atlético went ahead against Racing de Ferrol twice (1-0 with a goal by Camello and 2-1 with a goal by Toni Moya de penalty) but he received the tie on the last play of the match. Therefore, downtime will be a moment for Atlético in which must take morale to face the last leg of the season and where the return of Germán Valera will be accelerated, a key player in the team and already a rookie under Simeone with the last moments of the match against Levante. The Murcian had to undergo in January a arthroscopic surgery for instability problems in the shoulder and he still has a little less than a month of recovery to be rehabilitated. With the age of majority fulfilled during the quarantine, Valera is a very important player in Atleti B and brings dribble, imbalance and goal, with four goals in 14 games this year. A low that joined Darío Poveda’s when he dominated the group’s scorers table and had also debuted with the first team, although in the case of the tip his loss is long-lasting. A second rojiblanco team with the latest punctures five points from Atlético Baleares, leader of the competition and three from Ibiza, second place. Some figures that can be covered with ten days to be disputed in the event of solving the current medical crisis. The lead with the fifth, first team that would be left out of the playoffs, is 12 points, which is an important mattress. A set full of talent and players who already know what it is to play under Simeone. At the great level of Riquelme (today turns 20), which has already aroused the interest of multiple European teams, join Camel, Óscar Clemente (top league scorer with ten goals), Borja Garcés, Toni Moya, Manu Sánchez, Ricard, Sanabria, Solano, Carlos Isaac, Dos Santos or Germán Valera himself, all with protagonism with Cholo from last year. In addition to other future names such as Álvaro García, Medrano, Cedric, Diego Conde or the newcomer Calavera. Atleti B will have to take this break as a moment to recharge their batteries and return to the spirit that led them to first place for much of the tournament based on a joyous game with a great goal and a great future for the squad.center_img The halt of all European competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic maintains the uncertainty of when will you be able to compete again in Spain, one of the countries most affected by the disease. Meanwhile, the players continue exercising at their respective addresses with the mentality of not losing the competitive rhythm and that their state of form is altered as little as possible. In the case of Atlético B, the forced cessation of the competition has caught him in a crisis of results, but with the clear mentality of end up fighting for promotion to the Second Division. The rojiblanco team occupies third place in group I of Segunda B, which would lead them to play the promotion playoff again like last season, where Mirandés ended the mattress dream.last_img read more

A two-speed Hazard

first_imgIt is difficult to predict what Eden Hazard We will see when he returns from his serious ankle injury from which he is recovering. It is taking advantage of the competition break due to the Covid-19 to try to re-engage to it in the final stretch of this campaign if it is played. His previous serious injury returns, with Chelsea, offered two widely differentiated versions: in the first (2015-16) he did it by rampaging, with four goals in his first four games of retired; the second time he had to come out of a long recovery, in 2017-18, it took seven encounters to tune the violin… Hazard returned after 42 days out, scoring four goals in four games, including one at Anfield.REUTERS Let’s go by parts. In March and April 2016, a muscle injury took Hazard a total of 42 days off. He only missed five games and perhaps that is why he did not acknowledge the break when he returned. That British spring, Hazard fell on the Premier like a thunderstorm. His first match, double to Bournemouth (1-4), the next one a goal to Tottenham (2-2), two games later, the salvation of Blues at Anfield with another target (1-1). A Hazard plugged in. Close to running againOne of those who is well above his return to the grounds, in addition to Zidane and Real Madrid, is Roberto Martinez, the Belgian coach. Last week he unveiled more details on the fitness of the white club star. “In the next few days Eden will run again,” he said. The Belgian footballer himself takes it, meanwhile, with humor (“I try to get away from the pantry of buns,” he said in an interview). Staying competitive in injury times has been a constant when it comes to Hazard. Before falling against Levante, he applied himself to the maximum with the scale so as not to miss the good moment that he had found so hard to find. The coaching staff were so optimistic that they claimed that the Belgian “was perfect”. Now, Hazard has more days off with Madrid than in seven years with Chelsea. But that is the past and Madrid looks to the future. If this final stretch of the League and Champions League is so reduced, Madrid will need a Hazard plugged in from minute one. The last precedent, by contrast, is less flattering for Madrid because the cause of the loss was the same as now, his right ankle. He went through the operating room in the summer of 2017 and still had to consume the first three days of the Premier until he returned. He did it very slowly (they only gave him 50 minutes in his first three return games) and Seven games (Leicester, Qarabag, Atlético, Arsenal, Stoke, City and Crystal Palace) passed between September 9, 2017 without scoring heat. Of course, when it came, it went big: a double for Roma in the group stage of the Champions League. It was the beginning of a campaign that ended with 17 goals from the Belgian. Reasons of hope for Madrid.last_img read more

‘Tottenham sign this player for £18m? He is worth it to me!’

first_img1 Southampton star Victor Wanyama As Tottenham Hotspur’s indifferent start to the season continues they’re now being linked with several transfers, including Southampton’s Victor Wanyama.The dominating defensive midfielder who has starred for the Saints over the last two years has reportedly asked to leave the club, piquing the interest of Spurs, while Arsenal and Liverpool are also monitoring the situation.Some Tottenham fans are delighted with the news they could be landing the Kenyan, although his price tag could be a little hefty at around £18million, but others are a little disappointed.You can see how they have reacted on Twitter below…last_img read more

Ronaldo plays down injury fears ahead of Champions League final

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has moved to calm fears over his fitness ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final.Ronaldo suffered an injury in training on Tuesday but has claimed the problem is nothing more than a dead leg.He was quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “I am fine. I had a little problem in training, a dead leg as they say here, but tomorrow (Wednesday) or the next day I will be fine. It was a minor scare, a knock.”The Portugal forward hurt his left leg when colliding with Kiko Casilla following a push from Dani Carvajal and, after receiving treatment on the field, threw a water bottle in anger as he headed for the changing rooms. His participation against city rivals Atletico Madrid in Milan on Saturday does not appear to be in doubt, though, sparing Real a fresh worry, with the club already without defender Raphael Varane due to a thigh problem that could rule him out of Euro 2016. The Frenchman may be sidelined for up to three weeks with the injury sustained in training last weekend and, with France’s campaign starting on June 10, could miss the tournament in his homeland. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, the former France skipper, told the club’s official website: “The only major drawback, and that really is very serious, is Varane.“He is now out for Saturday. He may not be ready in two or three weeks. It is less serious than we thought. He will travel but will not play on Saturday.“With regard to the selection I hope he can play the Euros. It’s a blow for him and I’m worried about him.” 1 Cristiano Ronaldo lies injured in Real Madrid training last_img read more

Chelsea midfielder admits exit could happen but is focussed at Stamford Bridge

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1 possible standings A return to the Eagles was mooted but he remained with Chelsea and is now on the fringes of new manager Maurizio Sarri’s team.The spectre of another temporary switch looms over the player while he continues sitting on the bench.And he admitted there is still a chance a deal could be done in January.“Possibly but it is still far away,” Loftus-Cheek said.“There are still a lot of games to play and I just have to see what happens. Right now I am at Chelsea and my focus is at Chelsea and learning at Chelsea. That is in the future and we will deal with that when it comes.” Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted a loan deal to Crystal Palace is still a possibility.The Blues midfielder spent the entire 2017/18 campaign at Selhurst Park and impressed enough to earn a spot in England’s World Cup 2018 squad. silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade BEST OF How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img highlights impact MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack REVEALED smart causal Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Chelsea ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action against Lyon in a pre-season friendly. ADVICE Latest Football News And Loftus-Cheek added he is committed to earning a bigger role by learning the tactics of Sarri, who is implementing a 4-3-3 formation at Stamford Bridge.He said: “There are a lot of games coming up, so I think there will be more opportunities coming for players that are not playing every week. But I’m not sure when I am going to play. It is just down to me working hard in training.“A lot of my game is based on physicality and I obviously didn’t feel my fittest against Switzerland but I will build on that. I’ve spoken a lot with Sarri in the past couple of weeks and he’s told me I need to learn tactically and his ways in training. The quicker I get that then the more opportunities I will get to play.”last_img read more


first_imgThe North West 10k charities ran a number of fundraising events in Letterkenny yesterday as the build up continues to the race and walk on Sunday May 5th.The Special Needs Accessible Playpark group SNAP along with the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital and the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team are working together to maximize the return from the fundraising activities in order that key developments can be financed for the benefit of the respective charities. The new North West 10k sponsors are and Brian McCormick Sports and Leisure.The website at is now open to take on-line entries for the event which takes place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny.Entry fee is 15 euro for the run and 10 euro for the walk. For further information on the event visit   CHARITIES CRANK UP THEIR EFFORTS FOR NORTH-WEST 10K was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charitiesNorth West 10klast_img read more

The joke is on the Padres

first_imgSo after dousing themselves with warm Mountain Dew, going through a gauntlet of limp handshakes and sending a letter of thanks to the commissioner’s office, can the we-stunk-less San Diego Padres finally take their foot off the gas pedal and let the Dodgers sweep them away, knowing that a sub.-500 record will actually improve their Q-rating than if they had won a whopping 82 games? Have the Pads even been allowed to print playoff tickets? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Were you able to suppress your yawn upon finding out the Atlanta Braves won the NL East again? Do we pull for the Yankees to win the AL East, so that we can root against ’em once the playoffs start? What’s a Yankees-Red Sox series without Pedro Martinez and Don Zimmer? What’s the over-under, and over again, on Jeremy Roenick giving some poor Dallas Stars kid a roll-bounce concussion on opening night? How many of the bags of ice that USC took with ’em to the 100-degree-plus bedeviled Phoenix area this weekend have already melted? As long as they’ve successfully mucked up college football with all the delays brought upon by instant replay, why not just go ahead and put Charlie White’s touchdown dive for USC in the 1979 Rose Bowl under review? Does all this make the San Diego Chicken feel sheepish? And when Trevor Hoffman closes out Game 4 of the World Series sweep against the Angels by striking out Vlad Guerrero with the bases juiced, will you take back all the prior Friar jokes? center_img Think the NFL would just as soon leave the Arizona Cardinals behind in Mexico City after this weekend? Surprised Chad Pennington couldn’t shoulder the load? Does Vinny Testaverde pass the five-second rule, in which a grizzled quarterback that falls off the face of the earth can’t be fed to the New York fans and media again? Minnesota spamming Mike Tice sounds nice, but wouldn’t St. Louis ramming Mike Martz show a lot more smarts? How do you explain Fuzzy The Dog (29-12) winning our little NFL weekly pick ’em contest against six reasonably minded humans? Shouldn’t Michigan be allowed to stay in the Top 25 just because of its helmets? Can Phil Jackson set the bar any lower? Hasn’t Jack McKeon already retired? Is this just the start of Greg Maddux’s streak of sub-.500 seasons? What does it say about NHL fans when the league reports that the season-ticket renewal rate is about 88 percent? When is there going to be a Gallup Poll of, say, 2,242 U.S. adults between 18 and 54 with a fully functioning brain who agree 99 percent that the Harris Poll should get out of the business of helping decide who goes the college football national championship game? Does Tiger Woods’ new ‘do do anything for you? How about Jessica Alba in a bikini? —Tom Hoffarth is at (818) 713-3661 and 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A.V. robbery suspect was from O.C.

first_img White was found in the back seat of the 2000 Honda sedan, and deputies also found a handgun in the car. The three were suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch at Avenue J and 20th Street East about 10:30 a.m. This was at least the second robbery at the bank, which opened this year, deputies said. The robbers disarmed a security guard but when they fled, the guard followed them and gave directions to deputies until they caught up, officials said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! McElderry said the La Palma address was what was listed on identification found on White and it was not known whether that was his current residence. Taken into custody after the robbery and short pursuit were 28-year-old Joseph Walker of North Hollywood, and a 17-year-old boy from Lake Los Angeles whose name was not released, deputies said. “I don’t know what the connection is. It was kind of an unusual crew,” McElderry said. The getaway car stopped beside the curb on Avenue K-6 in the Lancaster Business Park, at the rear of a Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services building. The driver of the vehicle got out of the car, a shot was heard, and then a second suspect exited the vehicle, deputies said. There were no shots fired by deputies. LANCASTER – The suspected bank robber who shot himself to death last week after sheriff’s deputies stopped his getaway car was identified Monday as Jeremy Lamar White, 19, of La Palma in Orange County. Chased by a security guard Friday, the getaway car containing White and two accomplices was spotted by deputies about three miles from the bank and pulled to the curb in a business park, where deputies said they heard a single shot from inside the car. “Let’s just say that it was obvious that they were caught and that’s what happened,” sheriff’s homicide Detective Dan McElderry said. “Lots of times people take drastic measures when it looks like they are going to jail.” Los Angeles County coroner officials said White died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. last_img read more