B-Moz 200th took him long enough: J-Moz

first_imgInjury has cruelled the former Australian winger in recent seasons for his new club with complications from knee surgery restricting the 30-year-old to only 11 games in 2016.It was exactly a year ago that twin brother Josh reached the same milestone in Round 4, despite making his first grade debut a season after his twin more than a decade ago for St George Illawarra. The brotherly love and sibling rivalry has remained throughout their combined 422 games either alongside or against each other and stretched from club level through to international duties. “It’s good [Brett and I] have done that since and are back together here. It’ll be good to finish our careers at the same club,” Josh told NRL.com last year ahead of his 200th game. “I had a good pre-season [in 2007] and I think Brett was injured at the time so I ended up going ahead of him to get my call-up. It was a good feeling. It’s been good being able to compete against each other ever since I guess.”Now 12 months on and a beaming Josh fronted the media with a quick response when asked about Brett’s upcoming achievement. “It’s taken him a while,” Josh grinned on Tuesday.”He debuted a year before me so I’m just happy to see him get there.”I know I’m ahead of him [in games] but he’s got me covered there [in tries] by a long way.”Hopefully he can get another double and we can get the win for him.”The pair will line up alongside each other for the first time in a milestone game and if history decides to repeat itself – each won their 50th game in the Telstra Premiership, but lost both their century and 150th milestone fixtures, while Josh starred in his 200th appearance as the Bulldogs thrashed South Sydney 42-10 on Good Friday last season.Their opposition the Sea Eagles are coming off a much-needed win after a week of scrutiny from the media, with skipper Daly Cherry-Evans guiding the side to a boilover against the Cowboys in Townsville. “They’ve probably been under the same amount of pressure as us in needing to get a win,” Morris said.”He’s [Cherry-Evans] still a great halfback with a great kicking game and when he runs the football he’s just as dangerous.”It is a key clash and having that win will make them confident. “It is a tough place to go up to North Queensland and win with the conditions and they [Cowboys] are a classy side.”Morris admitted the mood around Belmore had changed after their impressive win over the Warriors in Dunedin and said the side’s attack was beginning to click into gear.”It’s [the win] lightened the mood around the joint and it’s good to kick start our season,” Morris said.”We’ve changed up the attack a little bit and that’s allowed us to get more involved.”The backs have been getting in and helping early in the sets and the forwards have been rolling their sleeves up as well so it’s been a real team effort.”It’s coming along nicely but not where we want it to be, but it will get better as the season goes on definitely.”Manly did the same thing up in North Queensland so it’s important that we get back-to-back wins and they’re looking for the same as well.”The Bulldogs are set to retain NRL debutants Brad Abbey and Marcelo Montoya for the clash with the Sea Eagles after impressive performances at the weekend. “I thought they [Abbey and Montoya] were really good and going over playing in New Zealand against a big Warriors pack,” Morris said.”It’s a great moment to get your debut… they were both very nervous but I thought they both handled themselves really well.”They’ll only get better with each game they play so it’s exciting times ahead for both of them.”last_img read more

Korave and Amean included in 20-man squad

first_imgKorave was placed on report during last Sunday’s match against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls for a reckless high contact tackle.But Korave will be free to play this weekend after the Queensland Rugby League judiciary found there was no case to answer.Amean is also set to make his return after passing a medical test. Amean has been out for the past three weekends after suffering a concussion.The injured Ishmael Balkawa will miss this Sunday’s game and will be replaced by Edward Goma.Atte Bina Wabo and Henry Wan have also been included in the 20-man squad that will be finalised on Thursday. The Hunters leave for Australia on Saturday.The Hunters will take on the Norths Devils at Bishop Park. The game kicks off at 3.05pm.The squad:1. Bland ABAVU2. Justin OLAM3. Noel ZEMING (Captain)4. Thompson TETEH5. Adex WERA6. Ase BOAS7. Watson BOAS8. Enoch MAKI9. Wartovo PUARA Jnr10. Esau SIUNE11. Edward GOMA12. Adam Korave (Co-Captain)13. Brandy PETERInterchange:14. Warren GLARE15. Atte Bina WABO16. Tuvi LEPAN17. Stargroth AMEAN18. Henry WAN19. Butler MORRIS20. Benjamin HETRAlast_img read more

Chinese media slams Australia as ‘offshore prison’ in drugs row

first_imgHorton dethroned Yang as the 400 metres freestyle Olympic champion at the weekend, prompting the Chinese athlete to break down in tears.Before the confrontation in the pool, Horton was asked how he felt about doping violators Yang and South Korean Park Tae-Hwan competing at the Games, and responded, “I don’t have time or respect for drug cheats”.Yang is a popular hero in China, despite his repeated brushes with controversy — which include serving a drugs suspension in secret in 2014 — and the comments lit up nationalistic sentiment online and in print.The Global Times newspaper, which is close to the ruling Communist Party, published an op-ed under a pen name associated with its chief editor blasting Horton’s “cynical smugness”.It said Australia should feel embarrassed by the swimmer’s “disgraceful” victory.”In many serious essays written by Westerners, Australia is mentioned as a country at the fringes of civilisation.”It went on, referencing Australia’s “early history as Britain’s offshore prison”.”This suggests that no one should be surprised at uncivilised acts emanating from the country,” it concluded.Angry Chinese journalists confronted Horton in Rio to ask why he had used such terminology, and the Australian did not mince his words.”I used the word drugs cheat because he tested positive,” replied Horton, setting the tone for an explosive press conference and prompting Chinese officials to demand an apology.Thousands of social media users also demanded Horton say sorry, posting with the hashtag #SunYangDontCry on China’s Twitter-like Weibo service after footage of Yang sobbing uncontrollably in the media zone went viral.”For the peaceful co-existence of China and Australia, I hereby wish Horton to win swimming titles at the next Paralympics,” one user wrote, blasting the Australian as “mentally handicapped”.The Australian Olympic Committee stood by the gold medallist and issued a statement defending the 20-year-old.”He has spoken out in support of clean athletes. This is something he feels strongly about and good luck to him,” the statement said.Yang’s three-month doping ban in 2014 — for taking a banned stimulant he said was for a heart complaint — was only announced after he had completed it.He returned to the pool today to post the quickest time in the 200m freestyle heats, and refused to take the criticism lying down.”I’m clean. I’ve proved I’m clean. I don’t think we need to concern ourselves with the Australian’s mind tricks,” Yang said.AFPlast_img read more

Trippier: “We must face the game with a winning mentality”

first_imgIt will be different from the match against Barça de Liga: “The previous match against Barcelona was very competitive and even. We know they are a fantastic team, one of the best in the world, but we have to think about ourselves. We also have a fantastic team. We have to face the game with mentality winner. We’ve had great results lately, so we’re confident. “Jeddah: “I am very happy to be here. Everyone has made us feel welcome. We are all happy to be here and we want to play tomorrow’s game. In the hotel they have made us feel welcome, but now we have to focus on the game and enjoy. “Super Cup: “I am very excited and happy to have arrived in LaLiga. I like to play every competition, and this is no exception. It is a great opportunity for me to play in Atlético, in LaLiga and in all these tournaments. We will face the match with a winning mentality, we want to win it. We want to be competitive in all the competitions we play. “ Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid meet tomorrow in the second semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. Today, the protagonists have passed through the press room to analyze the confrontation and discuss the state of their teams. Trippier He has been the footballer chosen to appear before the media:Play, first Athletic title: “Tomorrow we have a great challenge, so we have to heed the coach’s tactics and try to get the result we want.”last_img read more

Lugano ‘inflitró’ in the Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray

first_imgThe Uruguayan wanted to share his ‘infiltration’ in social networks and also explained how the experience was for the Turkish newspaper Fanatik. “I have played at Fenerbahçe for many years and I played a lot of games but I always dreamed of seeing one in Kadiköy. We have always seen matches in the stands. When I was young I could do it comfortably in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil but in Turkey it is not easy. Thanks to my friends, we found the way and we had the opportunity to see it. He is one of the best derbies in the world: how they sing, how they live it and how you enjoy it with them. I sang with the public and even against my friends Muslera and Saracchi (Galatasaray players). Apart from the result, the atmosphere was great. “The Derbi was not exactly a feast for Fenerbahçe. Galtasaray won by 1-3 with goals from Ryan Donk, Falcao, penalty, and Onyekuru. The goal of the locals was scored by German Kruse. Diego Lugano played twelve Classics of Turkish football between his Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray throughout his career But, the Uruguayan, already retired and working for Sao Paulo, wanted to enjoy the game again in a different way.The center dressed up and slipped into one of the stands of Kadiköy to enjoy the game, one of the derbies with the best atmosphere worldwide. Lugano enjoyed as one more: he went to the previous one and infiltrated one of the funds where, despite the disguise, several fans recognized him.last_img read more

Djokovic, unstoppable (15-0), is a triumph to keep the one

first_imgThere is no one to put the rattle on the cat Djokovic. The Serbian continues its unstoppable march in 2020 (15-0) after profitable very simply this Wednesday in Dubai to Philipp Kohlschreiber, the 36-year-old and 80th-year-old German veteran of the world who appealed to him from Indian Wells final 12 months. Since then they’ve confronted, with this, 4 extra instances, all with triumph of Novak, which was imposed on the Arab emirate by a forceful 6-Three and 6-1 in 59 minutes. His subsequent opponent, already in the quarterfinals, will likely be the Russian Karen Khachanov (23 years outdated and 17th), who gained the Austrian Denis Novak 6-Three and 6-4. It will likely be this Thursday not earlier than 16:00 (#Vamos). If he wins, he’ll keep the quantity one no matter Nadal does in Acapulco, the place he would have to raise the title to recuperate the throne if the Balkan doesn’t advance additional.However he doesn’t appear keen to decrease his arms. He appears to be like far more targeted than final 12 months, when he chained some dangerous outcomes after profitable the Australian Open. His sport flows and dominates his rivals coldly, with that precision that exasperates and his capability to stretch like a gum to defend and counterattack. The most effective restorer of the circuit, he broke 4 instances the serve to Kohlschreiber, who didn’t have a single break choice. The truth is, the Teuton gained simply 11 factors towards Nole’s service, which is so skinny that it is able to dancing stomach dance with a scimitar sword in the head, actually.last_img read more

Atlético: without Champions he would be forced to sell a player

first_imgThere are several names that will be on the table this summer at Atlético. Nobody escapes that the main clubs of the Premier follow the main rojiblancas figures. Although it will be necessary to see how the crisis caused by COVID-19 affects English entities, the Premier seems the strongest financially and the only one that could bid for the great soccer players of Atlético. Saúl is wanted by Manchester United, who could put half of his clause, which is 150 million euros. Even from England it has been pointed out that the economic offer to the footballer would be very important.Thomas is another of the players who have a great lineup. Its clause is 50 million And that money would also wipe out the economic gap that would result from not playing the Champions League. There are other players who can also leave and whose sale would not weaken the squad as much. Players like Lemar or Arias, although its value in the market is not that of previous footballers. Costa, who will have a year left on his contract when this year ends, is also a player with a great lineup, although it is not already the decisive footballer of yesteryear. Atlético is going through difficult times, although the Madrid club came out ahead in much more committed situations. The most positive thing for Atlético is that it has top-level players, very attractive players for the other clubs and with very high clauses. It didn’t always happen that way. Atlético have that network, which is not a small one.Sixth in LaLiga and among the eight best clubs in Europe, again established as one of the greats of European football after eliminating Liverpool, Atlético will try by all means to maintain the backbone of the team. Although right now nobody knows what can happen in a few months. If Atlético does not enter the Champions League it will have a big problem. No one at the club imagines an Atlético outside the Champions League, but it could happen. The entity should make numbers to get that difference between playing one or the other competition. And the club could be seen in the position of having to sell a footballer. That way he could assume not playing Champions. Atlético believes that LaLiga must finish and play the 38 days of the championship. Simeone’s team is now sixth and if the remainder of the competition were not played, they would be out of the Champions League. The main objective set at the beginning of the season at Atlético is to enter the Champions League every year. Being in the top four means securing a significant financial amount. This season he has already earned 77 million euros and it could reach around a hundred million.In the Europa League the numbers don’t even come close to Champions League earnings. In the 2017-18 season Atlético took the title and took 16 million euros. The differences are abysmal. That is why it is so important for the Madrid team to be in the top four of the championship. The club aspires year after year to increase its budget, but this campaign may suffer a setback.last_img read more

Bravo: “An opponent wanted to finish the round and take the glory”

first_imgClaudio Bravo is 37 years old and is currently a substitute for Ederson Moraes at Manchester City, but until not long ago he was one of the best goalkeepers in the world, leaving his mark on Colo-Colo, Real society and Barcelona before leaving for England. 🍀 😉 I’ll tell you the story of the draw before the penalties and why we started the definition ourselves. There was a rival player who wanted to finish the round and take the glory 🥴 Beautiful memory 🙌🏻 https://t.co/mJJ4VZmF0P– Claudio Bravo Muñoz (@ C1audioBravo) April 13, 2020Bravo himself said a few days ago that in the future he will tell more details about that story in which presumably Cristiano Ronaldo (now in the Juventus) was determined to be the last pitcher to “take away the glory” and classify their country for the final: “I will already tell you the full story of the draw before the penalties and why we started the definition ourselves. There was a rival player who wanted to finish the round and take the glory. Beautiful memory.” Perhaps the best performance he is remembered happened almost three years ago, in late June 2017. The semifinal of the Confederations Cup was played and its selection, Chile, had to do with Portugal, in which its greatest threat was Cristiano Ronaldo. But the match ended with a draw to zero and was decided in the penalty shootout. Bravo had remained undefeated for ninety minutes, but still had one last effort. Both he and Cristiano, captains of their respective teams (and rivals in Real Madrid and Barcelona until recently back then) they raffled off who would start. Arturo vidal opened the session with a goal and the Chilean goalkeeper rushed to his right to save the shot from Ricardo Quaresma and take advantage of the perhaps misnamed ‘lottery’ of penalties. Aránguiz put the 2-0 and when Joao Moutinho fired, Bravo flew to the right again stopping the second launch of the Luso. Alexis Sanchez Chile’s third scored and if Bravo did the miracle, Chile would get into the final. This time, in launcher it would be Nani, who tried to change his route when he saw the fate of his teammates, but Bravo noticed and launched himself to his left to clear the shot. Everything ended for Portugal with a 3-0 and without being able to use either their fourth or their fifth pitcher, which must have been Cristiano Ronaldo. Perhaps, had the order changed, fate would have been different.center_img one That was surely Bravo’s best performance. Unfortunately, in the final against Germany, he could not do anything after Marcelo Díaz’s very serious error that left him sold against Timo Werner and Lars Stindl.last_img read more

Bundesliga: when does it come back, times and how to watch matches on TV

first_imgSoccer returns. The well being disaster brought on by the coronavirus stopped the king sport, which noticed how all its most necessary competitions have been suspended in a span of two days. Two months after the cease, final March, the Bundesliga returns. It will likely be the primary main league in world soccer by which the ball will roll once more.When will the Bundesliga begin once more?The German league will return to motion subsequent Saturday Might 16 after the German authorities has given the OK for the remaining 9 days of a contest by which every part is to be determined. In fact, he’ll return underneath strict safety measures and behind closed doorways. The Bayern Munich is the present chief however the Borussia Dortmund and the Leipzig they’re 4 and 5 factors respectively.Tv: How to watch the Bundesliga on TV in Spain and reside on-line?German soccer competitors in Spain it is seen on Movistar Plus. In the meanwhile, the matches that he’ll broadcast in the course of the remaining 9 days of the championship haven’t been recognized, however for the 26th day, the conferences between the Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, Leipzig and Freiburg, Union Berlin and Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach. These could be the matches that might be seen throughout the brand new day.Throughout the first months of competitors, Movistar televised between three and 4 video games per day of the Bundesliga which, in accordance to Christian Seifert (government director of the German league) “will perform huge assessments” and He believes that it will function an experiment for the remainder of the leagues, since no one has full information of the state of affairs.: “I’ve spoken with colleagues and all of us assume it will likely be attention-grabbing. Nobody has any concept what can occur, it appears like it is the start of a brand new season.” As well as, the convention may be seen in Web on-line via the Movistar + software and in MiTele Plus LaLiga, which incorporates worldwide soccer in a few of its packages.What are the matches on Matchday 26?The Bundesliga will begin once more with six matches subsequent Saturday, Might 16, amongst which stand out Borussia Dortmund – Schalke 04 and Leipzig – Freiburg. Saturday will finish with Eintracht Frankfurt – Borussia Mönchengladbach (18:30).Sunday would be the flip for Bayern Munich. The crew led by Hansi Flick will go to the newly promoted Union Berlin at 18:00 And the date 26 will finish on Monday 18 at 8:30 p.m. with the assembly between two classics reminiscent of Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen.The title is just not determined in any respect and there are key matches that can resolve the champion of the 2019/2020 season. On day 28 probably the most anticipated duel will happen: Borussia Dortmund will obtain Bayern Munich at Sign Iduna Park, that two days later he can have to go to the Bayer Leverkusen and obtain Gladbach. One of many final sturdy factors within the league will happen on Matchday 33, when Leipzig host Borussia Dortmund from Favre.Video games of Matchday 26:Saturday, Might 16:RB Leipzig – Freiburg (15:30)Fortuna Düsseldorf – Paderborn (15:30)Hoffenheim – Hertha Berlin (15:30)Borussia Dortmund – Schalke 04 (15:30)Augsburg – Wolfsburg (15:30)Eintracht Frankfurt – Borussia Mönchengladbach (18:30)Sunday, Might 17:Cologne – Mainz 05 (15:30)Berlin – Bayern Munich Union (18: 00h)Monday, Might 18:Werder Bremen – Bayer Leverkusen (20:30) CHRISTOF STACHE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>German groups already practice in teamsCHRISTOF STACHE (AFP)last_img read more

Halep week starts in ‘Player’s Cut’: “How much I cried”

first_imgFrom this Monday 11 at 7 p.m.Eurosport 1 presents a three-hour each day program that every week will give attention to a special participant and that features the published of the important thing matches of their profession chosen by themselves. Roland-Garros champion in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019, Simona Halep has emerged as one of many nice figures of girls’s tennis worldwide. Thus, Eurosport rescues among the finest matches of his whole profession finishing the published with extra content material comparable to interviews or evaluation of these nice matches with which to take pleasure in an genuine legend of this sport. Through the week, Eurosport will broadcast eleven matches, chosen by the participant herself, which have someway marked her personal profession.. From taking over Maria Sharapova in her first Grand Slam last at Roland-Garros in 2014 to beating Sloane Stephens over the horn in the identical match to say her first ‘Main’ 4 years later, Halep recollects among the matches they’ve performed. outlined his profession up to now.“Effectively, that match was my finest match that I performed at the moment. And it was additionally essentially the most troublesome day, as a result of feelings, the strain that I had on my shoulders that day, taking part in my first Grand Slam last towards Maria Sharapova. It was not simple to deal with that half again then. It was additionally an important match. I really feel like I performed my finest tennis that day. I was very near successful that title, however with expertise she took me to her discipline and he or she was undoubtedly higher than me that day. However I have nice recollections. I keep in mind how much I cried after that sport, but it surely was good for the subsequent “Halep feedback on the primary match in the sequence, the one on the 2014 Roland Garros last. “I was main the match in Madrid, however I couldn’t win it. After which I felt like I had a greater likelihood in France, however nonetheless couldn’t. Possibly I wasn’t prepared on the time to face a champion. I wanted extra expertise. I wasn’t actually upset after that sport. I solely took the positives of the battle, as a result of it was a battle. And I discovered many, many issues “, she explains, recalling her earlier match towards Sharapova on the Mutua Open. Matches scheduled in the ‘Halep Week’-Monday Could 11: Halep vs Maria Sharapova, Roland-Garros 2014 last-Tuesday Could 12: Halep vs Karolina Pliskova, Roland-Garros semifinal 2017-Tuesday Could 12: Halep vs Jelena Ostapenko, Roland-Garros last 2017-Wednesday Could 13: Halep vs Angelique Kerber, Roland-Garros quarterfinals 2017-Wednesday Could 13: Halep vs Garbiñe Muguruza, Roland-Garros 2018 semifinal-Thursday Could 14: Halep vs Sloane Stephens, last of Roland-Garros 2018-Friday Could 15: Halep vs Angelique Kerber, semifinal of the Australian Open 2018-Friday, Could 15: Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki, last of the 2018 Australian Open-Saturday Could 16: Halep vs Kaia Kanepi, first spherical of the 2019 Australian Open-Saturday Could 16: Halep vs Serena Williams, fourth spherical of the 2019 Australian Open-Sunday, Could 17: Halep vs Victoria Azarenka, quarterfinals of the US Open 2015Nadal, the subsequentThought-about the perfect Spanish athlete of all time and a global icon for all followers, Rafa Nadal collects the Halep witness and stars in a brand new thematic week on Eurosport from Could 18 to 24. The Majorcan participant will select his most memorable matches and can share anecdotes and curiosities with the Eurosport public, who will supply these matches to have the ability to relive them along with the Spanish tennis participant.As well as, over the subsequent few weeks, tennis followers will be capable of take pleasure in a wide array of Epic matches from the finals of main world tournaments for which Eurosport has unique rights and can have the chance to relive among the finest Roland Garros finals of the final 30 years. And all this, with a stellar staff of commentators and specialists who make every broadcast a real journey stuffed with emotion and adrenaline:Ultimate of the US Open 2018: Djokovic vs Del Potro, Friday, Could 15 from 2:00 p.m. on Eurosport 22012 Australian Open Ultimate: Nadal vs Djokovic, Saturday, Could 16 from 2:00 p.m. on Eurosport 22020 Australian Open Ultimate: Djokovic vs Thiem, Sunday, Could 17 from 2:00 p.m. on Eurosport 2Roland-Garros Ultimate 2019: Nadal vs Thiem, Monday, Could 25 from 11:30 am on Eurosport 1last_img read more