It 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.
The countdown for the arrival of the Real Madrid Women. El Tacon, as we know it today, has its days numbered and, According to what AS has learned, its official absorption by Real Madrid is not in danger, despite the fact that some of its efforts have been paralyzed by the coronavirus crisis. In this way, the approved plan in the Extraordinary Assembly of Members last September, in which the Tacon purchase for a value of 300,000 euros and date of application from July 1, 2020.A highly demanded ad and expected by madridistas. Even for women’s football, for which it is presented as a great attraction of the next season. All mthey will go expectant to putting off the white club at his landing with his own name in this category. The Madrid entity wants to give the jump big, leaving behind the goals and fight for the salvation of the Tacon, welcomed as one more in Valdebebas.The goal now is to be able compete with Barça and Atlético de Madrid for the dominance of Spanish women’s football. And, for this, the Madrid club offices are already working on an ambitious project. “The time has come for build a team that everyone is proud of, “said Florentino in the Assembly. A few words that summarize the great intention of the white club: to form a competitive team. It will be difficult to arrive and kiss the saint, especially after the great level of the league this year. However, and despite the fact that there will be no pressure to win titles immediately, there is a clear aspiration to be one of the three teams that get the passport to play the Champions League. Transfers: Madrid will attack the national market With the focus on national talent, the entity of Chamartín works in the arrival of quality players and even in the possible change of the coaching staff. And it is that everything points to David Aznar, technician who promoted to Tacon and who has signed the permanence, will not continue to lead the white template. Among the names that sound the most to replace it is that of Toña Is, who won a World Cup and a European Under-17 and could help to capture young players who have already worked successfully under the orders of the Asturian.Along these lines, they have already begun arise also they first names of players who are applying to wear the Madridista elastic. With the signing of Maite Oroz, crack of Athletic, already tied, several names of stars of the Spanish League have come to the fore, like the front Claudia Pina (no minutes at Barça), the defense Ona Batlle (Levante) or the midfielders Damaris (Athletic) and Tere Abelleira (Depor). The Galician pearl is one of the great sensations of the First Iberdrola and has offers from both Barça and abroad.The sportswoman goalkeeper is also interested Mass, the attackers of the Royal Society, Cardona and Nahikari, as well as the caretaker Lola Gallardo and the front Olga García, both from Atlético. With the great premise that all they would be free this summer, Madrid could arm themselves with a great team very low cost. For now, some of them have already been loved by the giant of thirteen European Cups. What is clear is that this summer is expected to be more moved than the previous one and that it will bring many surprises. At stake will be a historic season, that of the first Real Madrid Women.
The Real Sociedad gamers have as soon as once more crammed the Zubieta services with soccer. The ball has returned to roll within the services of the txuri-urdin staff, though in very peculiar circumstances, due to the safety protocol set by the well being authorities of the coronavirus well being disaster. Beginning at 4.30 p.m., the gamers started to arrive in a staggered method and divided into teams to train on two of the 9 fields in Zubieta.. Earlier than, the technicians, utilleros and the remainder of the technical workers had arrived. The members of the disinfection firm have disinfected all the fabric that the gamers have used. After which the primary session in Zubieta has already began after two months with out soccer. As soon as on the pitch, every participant was assigned an individualized plan underneath the supervision of the coaches and bodily trainers, at all times scrupulously following the marked security distance. On the entrance to every coaching floor there have been gels that had been utilized when getting into and leaving the grass. They’ve executed plenty of bodily work, but they’ve additionally touched the ball, though with out contacting one another at any time. Every participant had their ball from begin to end of coaching. There have been gamers like Monreal, Aritz Elustondo, Zaldua or Le Normand who’ve skilled with protecting gloves. But others have executed it with nothing of their arms. It’s not necessary throughout coaching. It’s elective. Those that have been sporting gloves and a masks have been the trainers, together with Imanol Alguacil. They’ve executed go work, dribbles and pace with the ball, small circuits that they’ve accomplished in elements. The excellent news has been to see Illarramendi coaching with a bodily coach at a great tempo.On the finish of their coaching, every participant collected the fabric that they had used and took it to disinfect. He placed on his avenue footwear, with gloves and a masks, and earlier than leaving Zubieta, He obtained a bag with garments for his morning coaching already disinfected and wherein he should put his garments from the session this Friday to take them to be cleaned and disinfected in Zubieta. All of the gamers have showered at residence. They’ve barely had contact with one another, but they’ve been ready to see the faces in individual after two months, even whether it is two meters away. This has been the primary day of labor of the Real in Zubieta in full confinement. So it will likely be any longer for some time. The adaptation to the brand new normality of the world of soccer begins. The protocol that the gamers have adopted has been a ritual that can be repeated any longer. A minimum of on this first part again to coaching with the person periods. Every participant arrived at Zubieta in his private automobile and on the entrance they stopped to take his temperature by reducing the window and with out leaving the automobile. Every participant arrived already modified and with their boots, after they received out of the automobile they went to the window of the bar of the Gainditu constructing, the place a employee supplied him with gloves, his water bottles and the remainder of the fabric that he would want already disinfected. By then all of the gamers had to go together with a masks on. Then they had been instructed if that they had to prepare at Z1 or Z2.
The jockey, trainer and owner combination of Shane Ellis, Neive Graham and O’Shaun Connection (O’Neil Hinds) teamed up to win the first three races at Caymanas Park yesterday, the horses in question winning very easily as short-priced favourites.In the opening race over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds, Ellis had an arm-chair ride aboard the howling 1-9 favourite, PROLIFIC PRINCESS (made all), in winning by 101/2 lengths.Ellis came back to boothome another 1-9 favourite, FRANKENSTORM, in the second race and completed the rout with 1-5 favourite HOLOGRAM SHADOW in the third.closest rivalEllis (53 winners) thus regained the lead from closest rival Robert Halledeen (52 wins) in the three-man race for the jockeys’ championship, followed by Omar Walker on 49.For trainer Graham, this was his first triple.”I am really elated to have achieved the feat, especially in that the winners came one behind the other in the first three races on the card.”I saddled three winners once before, but one horse was disqualified,” he recalled. “With the help of O’Shaun, I am looking forward to impact on the last four months of the season.”Meanwhile, 3-5 favourite, ROYAL GIRL, ridden by in-form Wesley Henry for owner/trainer Patrick Chang, came through in mid-stretch to win the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup over 1300 metres.
Three records were broken at the annual TOBA Yearling sale held in the official car park at Caymanas Park on Sunday.First, Lot 80, a handsome bay colt by Adore The Gold out of One Big Giggle, bred by HAM Stables Limited, broke the previous record of $4 million paid for a chestnut colt by Performing Magic – Sea Treaty, bred by Everglades Farms Limited, last year.Foaled on February 2, 2014, the stripe-face yearling attracted an opening bid of $2 million, and in the end, was purchased by trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes on behalf of Trinidadian connections.That record barely lasted an hour. Lot 100, a good-looking chestnut colt by Forest Danger out of Sea Treaty, bred by Everglades Farms, was purchased for the record price of $5 million, again by Trinidadian connections.Foaled on March 2, 2014, the yearling attracted an opening bid of $$55,000, and this was followed by some spirited bidding. No sooner had he surpassed the $4.8 million record, he was snapped up for $5 million by the Trinidadian Kamla Maharaj on behalf of her son, Shivam, and will be trained in Trinidad by Harriram ‘Pepsi’ Gobin. Kamla also purchased three other yearlings, including Lot 71, a chestnut filly by Liquidity out of Lisa Vibes, bred by Y.S. (1955) Limited for $1.8 million.All, four, as well as the Forest Danger – Sea Treaty sales-topping colt, will leave the island shortly to be schooled and trained at Santa Rosa Park in Trinidad.Overall, nine of the 120 yearlings sold fetched prices of $2 million and more. The others were Lot 154, a bay colt by Silent Valor out of Gem Lea, bred by HAM Stables Limited, sold for $3.5million; Lot 140, a chestnut filly by Adore The Gold – My Legacy, bred by Joseph ‘Fudgie’ Duany for $3.3 million; Lot 60, a grey colt by Traditional – Knightley, bred by HAM Stables, sold for $3 million; Lot 119, a chestnut filly by Traditional – Bunns of Steel, bred by Harold S. Tucker, $3 million.Record turnoverThe sale produced a record turnover of $113 million – up from $88.7 million last year. Howard Hamilton, president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association of Jamaica, said he was pleased with the numbers and is even more optimistic that the trend will continue next year.”Yearlings purchased at these sales continue to perform well on the track in Trinidad, and this, along with the presence of the Guyanese for the first time, helped to drive the numbers,” said Hamilton, who is a part-owner of HAM Stables Limited, one of the top consignors. Incidentally, the Guyanese buyers picked up three yearlings, all of whom will stay in Jamaica, according to reports.Auctioneer was Dr Paul Wright, assisted by Matthew Pryor from abroad.- O.C.
MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester City’s spine of goalkeeper Joe Hart, centre back Vincent Kompany, midfielder Yaya TourÈ and striker Sergio Aguero has anchored the team since 2011 in the most decorated period in its history. One by one, it is being dismantled by Pep Guardiola. Hart has been sent out on loan to Italy. The injury-hampered Kompany no longer appears first choice. Toure has been ostracised. And the seemingly unthinkable is happening: Aguero is coming under pressure for his place. Aguero started on the bench for the English Premier League game against Everton last Saturday after playing two matches for Argentina during the international break. More surprisingly, he stayed among the substitutes for the Champions League match at Barcelona on Wednesday, when Guardiola preferred to play midfielder Kevin De Bruyne up front. Aguero has been untouchable, a guaranteed starter since joining from Atletico Madrid in July 2011. Suddenly, possibly the most popular player among City fans – and a scorer of 102 league goals in his first five seasons at the club – is vulnerable and seemingly dispensable, even if he is likely to regain his place for the Premier League match against Southampton tomorrow. When asked if Aguero was being phased out, Guardiola said yesterday that the player’s future was at City. “When Sergio decides to leave Manchester City, it will be his decision,” Guardiola said. Then, echoing comments he made about Hart in August before allowing him to leave, Guardiola added: “I appreciate him (as) a football player. I appreciate (as) a man what he did here.” It’s not just the recent selection decisions that hint at a sense of unease between Guardiola and Aguero. Guardiola has said publicly on at least two occasions this season that he wants more from Aguero than just goals, just like he wanted more from Hart than simply making saves. After Aguero’s hat-trick in the Champions League win over Borussia Moenchengladbach, Guardiola said: “I cannot teach him (about his talent in the penalty box), but he has to know that behind, the rest of the team wants to help him, and that is what I want to convince him.” While on international duty with Argentina this month, Aguero was quoted as telling Argentine media that Guardiola “is very picky about everything, (and) it’s good. “The good thing is that I’m getting used to him and automatically going straight into pressing the centre backs.” Aguero, who is contracted to City until 2020, has 11 goals in 10 appearances this season, and 19 in his last 20 dating to last season. There are few better, attainable strikers around and it will be intriguing to see how the situation pans out, especially with Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus due to arrive in December to provide competition up front. Guardiola said on Friday that he had no regrets about his decision to drop Aguero for the Barcelona game, which City lost 4-0 after having goalkeeper Claudio Bravo red-carded. That made it four games without a win for Guardiola, and a failure to beat Southampton would equal the longest streak without a victory in his coaching career. In an answer that lasted more than 61/2 minutes yesterday, he defended his tactics at Camp Nou and praised the personality of his young players like John Stones and De Bruyne. Guardiola repeated he will not change his style. “I think about that, yes,” he said. “But after that, the solution is not better than what I believe, so I cannot. Do you know why as well? Because in seven years (at Barcelona and Bayern Munich), I won 21 titles. Ö So it’s three titles per year playing in that way. “No, no, I’m not going to change. First, it’s going to happen that (if) it’s not going well in the future, next season isn’t going well in that way, I will go home.”
LEICESTER, England (AP): Chelsea easily coped without top-scorer Diego Costa, sweeping aside fading champion Leicester 3-0 to go seven points clear in the English Premier League yesterday. Marcos Alonso scored twice and Pedro Rodriguez headed in the third as Chelsea put their title bid back on track after a 13-match winning run ended at Tottenham in the previous game. “It was a very professional, solid performance by us on the back of the Spurs game,” Chelsea defender Gary Cahill said. “We had to prove it. It’s all about bouncing back.” Whether Costa returns to the Chelsea team is unclear, with the striker linked with a move to China, but is officially out of the game due to a back injury. “He wasn’t there today and we managed to put Pedro, Hazard and Willian up there so you try to defend against those three boys it’s very difficult,” Cahill said. “We are blessed to have talent like that, and if someone is missing, someone comes in and produces a performance like that.” Chelsea’s early opener came from an unlikely source in the sixth minute. Cesar Azpilicueta’s delicious cross caused chaos in the Leicester defence before it fell to Hazard to tee up the unmarked Alonso to hammer in from six yards. There was little reaction from Leicester as Chelsea threatened a procession. Leicester completed just 15 passes inside the opening 15 minutes. The rotation of Chelsea’s front three – Hazard, Willian and Pedro – caused Leicester issues. Willian was particularly impressive, and any threats were batted away by Cahill and David Luiz as the subdued host looked short of ideas. Without Riyad Mahrez, on African Cup of Nations duty with Algeria, Leicester lacked their main supply line to Jamie Vardy and Musa. The only real alarm for Chelsea came when Thibaut Courtois palmed away Vardy’s low cross, but the visitors always held a degree of control. A second goal arrived six minutes into the second half. Willian was fouled by Christian Fuchs and his right-wing free kick was only half cleared to Alonso. The left-back’s low 18-yard drive hit Wes Morgan to squirm past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Shock hat-trick Delicious cross Chelsea went hunting for more as Cahill’s overhead kick was blocked before Alonso was inches away from a shock hat-trick when his ambitious first-time volley dropped wide. But Pedro wrapped up the points in the 71st as Chelsea underlined its superiority and the gulf between the two sides. His flick found Willian and, when the midfielder’s cross looped off Schmeichel, Pedro rose to nod into an empty net. Yesterday’s results: Tottenham 4 West Brom 0; Burnley 1 Southampton 0; Hull City 3 Bournemouth 1; Sunderland 1 Stoke City 3; Swansea 0 Arsenal 4; Watford 0 Middlesbrough 0; West Ham 3 Crystal Palace 0; Leicester 0 Chelsea 3.
Four zones The competition will see four zoned teams, Eastern Flames, Western Heats, Northern Lights and Southern Sparks, competing over a four-week period. All matches will be played on Saturdays, beginning June 17. At the end of the series, the best players will be selected for an intense two week academy to be held at Sabina Park. President of the Jamaica Cricket Association, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven said the importance of the competition to Jamaican cricket could not be overstated. “This tournament will create a critical path for youngsters to play for Jamaica and hopefully the West Indies. Under-19 cricket is the next step to playing Senior Cup cricket and then Jamaica and the West Indies,” Heaven said. The beginning of the West Indies Test series against Pakistan on Friday, was also the start of another important milestone in the development of cricket in Jamaica. The Jamaica Cricket Association announced at a press conference at Sabina Park, that Sandals Resorts International has committed to a three-year sponsorship of an Under-19 cricket competition and academy. Rainforest Seafoods and Wisynco have also committed their support to the initiative. Guest speaker at the launch Sports Minister Olivia Grange, said there is a need for programmes such as this one. “We have seen a steady decline in performances especially at the youth level, but as a national team, we always want to be the winners. We won’t accept anything else but being number one”, she said. Sandals Resorts International’s director, corporate services, Jeremy Jones reiterated the need for corporate support of the sport in Jamaica. “Sandals Resorts believes in youth development through sports and has graduated close to 1,000 young cricketers through our academy in the eastern Caribbean. It is with tremendous pride that we bring this programme to our home in Jamaica.”
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