Carter fined for drink driving

first_imgThe 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner who plays at Paris club Racing 92 was arrested in February on charges that can carry custodial sentences of two years.Carter, who played 112 Tests for New Zealand, lost a sponsorship with Land Rover over the incident, which dented his image as one of rugby’s most marketable players.The athlete was pulled over and breathalysed in Paris’ chic 17th arrondissement and returned a reading showing a level of 0.87mg/l, which would see a driver lose six points from their licence.”It would not seem necessary, given the slight gravity of the facts, to pronounce a prison sentence,” the document from October reads.”Much as I’d love to say I’ve moved on from it, it’s something I’m going to have to live with for the rest of my life,” Carter said in October.”It actually made me feel sick and it makes me feel sick now, thinking and talking about it.Carter will leave Racing 92 and sign a two-year contract with Japanese club Kobelco Steelers at the end of the season.last_img read more

​Boxing tournament date moved forward

first_imgPresident of Pro Boxing Association, Ben Yawingu, confirmed the date, saying the tournament was postponed to second week of February due to a few paperwork, including medical documents and affiliation.“With boxers needing time out with friends and families on the festive season, we postponed the event to the second week of February, but with all documents and venue now set, we are now confirmed for February 4th,” president Yawingu said.The tournament will have 6 bouts of different categories, ranging from lightweight to superweight fights.The inaugural pro boxing tournament will be staged at Sports Inn Club in Port Moresby.last_img

Almeria makes Kaptoum’s transfer official at dawn

first_imgThe next arrival at Almeria will be that of Leo Di Placido, which will involve the march of José Romera. The right-handed side coming from the Lanús of Luis Zubeldía was in the orbit of Spanish and of Tenerife Last summer He was summoned with the Argentine team in 2018 after the World Cup, although he did not debut in the first call of Scaloni. Say Placid, that next day 28 will turn 25 springs, a year ago he extended his contract with Lanús until 2022. The Backpack, as you are known, can also act as a right-handed end, one of the most lame positions in the Almeria. Although the rojiblanco club did not like that option of repurchase by Betis, has finally agreed to get the loan of the 23 year old player. In this sense, Kaptoum fulfilled contract with the Sevillian entity next June and both sides they have extended the link until 2023, as Betis doesn’t want to part with him. Of course, if in the first half of the championship has hardly had prominence, Aleñá’s arrival closes the doors of the minutes even more. With the loan of Kaptoum, the UDA has surplus in the engine room, especially with 1-4-4-2 of Gutierrez, in which the figure of the midfielder has disappeared. Apart from Chema, Aguza -complete contract in five months- He has many ballots to leave. The Samboyan is one of the names to which Al-Sheikh has proposed a succulent contract in Asian lands, although at the moment no rojiblanco wants to leave so far.Wilfrid Kaptoum landed in January 2018 from La Masía to reinforce a Betis B which ended up descending to Third Division. Months later he became a player of the first Betic team with all of the law, debuting in First division (with Barcelona he did not succeed despite having been summoned with the first team). In exercise 18-19 he played a dozen meetings, nine of them as headlines. In this season his participation with the Ruby set is reduced to 192 minutes, coming from two titles and three meetings leaving from the bench. The Copa del Rey also played last month, scoring the second in the win against Antoniano.Say Placido, the next 26 It took time to become official, since the player said goodbye on the 2nd of his teammates and traveled to the southeast of the peninsula to pass the corresponding medical tests and train at the orders of Gutierrez since last Tuesday. And it is a reality: Kaptoum is a player of Almeria minimum until the end of the season. The Cameroonian arrives on loan, although the Almeria entity keeps a purchase option, as it has done with the majority of the transfers that it has on staff. Not in vain, the Saudi sheikh likes the ceded formula with the possibility of acquiring them in property later: five of the twelve summer incorporations were like this. Of course, despite not having transcended the amounts, Betis saves a repurchase option.The three parties closed the agreement last week in the absence of the relevant fringes, which have already been closed. At 23:27 the social media manager of the UDA put the already tired gif of ‘F5’ to make official 31 minutes later the entrance of Wilfrid Kaptoum. A Kaptoum that despite his physique, It is not characterized by being a defensive midfielder to use; in fact, in its must is the defensive plan. Technical player – highlights his oriented control – and with good ball output, breaking lines. In the Betis He hasn’t finished believing it. twenty-onelast_img read more

Thiem suffers a lot from Bolt and Zverev passes easily

first_imgDominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, fifth and seventh favorites of the Australian Open, went to the third spherical with very totally different sensations. The Austrian wanted 5 units to beat the native Alex Bolt (6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (5), 6-1 and 6-2), whereas the German removed three of Belarusian Egor Gerasimov.Thiem had a exhausting time counteracting Bolt’s enthusiasm, which had eradicated Spaniard Albert Ramos within the first spherical, who solely hit his knee after three hours and 22 minutes of preventing. The 56 profitable pictures of Dominic and the actual fact of constructing half the errors that the aussie (31-60), had been some keys to his suffered triumph. He’ll face American Fritz or South African Anderson on Saturday.Zverev, in the meantime, cleared the ghosts of previous failures and dispatched Gerasimov in 2h: 19. The Teuton received 86% of factors with first providers and 68% with seconds, figures that allowed him to lose solely as soon as his serve and within the third set, when he already had the sport fully dominated. The winner of the duel between Georgian Basilashvili and Spanish Verdasco awaits him.Andrey Rublev (17th) didn’t battle to beat Japanese Yuichi Sugita in three units (6-2, 6-3 and 7-6 (5) in 1h: 53. The Russian, who has already received two tournaments so little this season, reaches for the second time the third spherical of the event, one 12 months after having fallen within the first. Your rival won’t be simple. That is the Belgian David Goffin, which surprisingly difficult a celebration that had on observe and suffered greater than the invoice to beat the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 and 6-Three in 3h: 06. Gael Monfils (10th) knew the right way to play the highly effective and veteran 40-year-old punch Ivo Karlovic, and beat the Croatian 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 and 7-5 in 2h: 32. To take action he endured a downpour of 17 direct serves and 61 winners, and with two breaks he took a labored victory. The Frenchman will face the Latvian Ernst Gulbis, who regardless of the wear and tear and tear of getting performed the earlier one was imposed on Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-3 and 6-2.The enormous John Isner (19º) imposed his firepower to fry the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo with 32 aces, who received 6-4, 6-3 and 6-Three in 84 minutes. A beating that clasped with 58 profitable strokes in complete and with out giving up a single choice to interrupt his rival. He’ll face within the third around the Swiss Wawrinka (15th), who spent the time to beat the Italian Seppi (4.6, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4).Karen Khachanov was about to go to the road, however endured earlier than the Swedish Mikael Ymer and beat him in 5 units in a recreation resolved within the dramatic superdempampa to 10 factors: 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 3- 6 and 7-6 (8) at 4:34. It’s already the longest match of the event. With this length the numbers of winners and errors entice consideration by excessive. The Russian added 62 and 71, respectively, and because of his suffered triumph they are going to be seen within the third spherical with native idol Nick Kyrgios, who received snarled a bit earlier than beating Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-4, 4-6 and 7-5 in 2h: 49. Outcomes of the ladies’s group of the Australian Open.last_img read more

Atlético will enter the bid for Tolisso, Bayern midfielder

first_imgIn Germany Tolisso became important at Bayern since his arrival, but a serious knee injury in September 2018 left him out throughout that course. After his return he has not been able to regain the relevant role he would have liked to have and jumping into another league seems like his best option.For Atlético, on the other hand, everything will depend on the numbers that are handled. The rojiblanco club needs to make cash to undertake transfers and one of the options for this is that of Lemar, Tolisso’s partner in the selection. The French, world champion in 2018, accumulates this season with his team only 1,359 minutes, of which there are 637 in the League and 302 in the Champions League. Little baggage for a footballer for whom the Bavarian club paid 41 million in 2017. Therefore, Both Bayern and the player consider that the best thing for the summer is to change of scenery. The entity will try to recover part of the investment and the means, which ends its contract in 2022, feel important again. Tolisso has a large poster and will not be short of suitors. In addition to Atlético, they also have Arsenal, Manchester United, Naples and Juventus in their plans, who already wanted it in 2017, when it stood out in Lyon.center_img Club technical secretariats continue to function despite the hiatus and move thinking about the next season. Soccer players also poll at Atlético for the future and, according to reports from France, one of those on Berta’s team’s agenda is Tolisso, a 25-year-old midfielder from Bayern.last_img read more

Hugo Sánchez is compared to Messi, Cristiano or Di Stéfano

first_img“This statistic makes me very happy, because it reflects what can be achieved with effort, perseverance, dedication to achieve my goals for the love of my family and Mexico”, Hugo Sánchez himself wrote on his Twitter.After the Mexican on the list are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Samuel Etoo, Karim Benzema, Ferenc Puskás, the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and Ladislao Kubala. In total, six players of the ten passed through Real Madrid. Hugo Sánchez (61 years old) He published a statistic on Friday on his Twitter profile about his goalscoring achievements. He former Atlético de Madrid or Real Madrid, among others, in this way he measured his goal scoring nose with that of other famous players, such as Messi or Cristiano.According to the statistics, which can be seen below and which has been prepared by the ESPN, Hugo Sánchez is the third highest foreign scorer in the history of the League. Leo Messi is the first and Cristiano Ronaldo is the second.last_img read more

Remiro tests positive for the coronavirus serological test

first_imgAlex Remiro has not educated on the first day with the group, as a result of in the diagnostic tests carried out this week, the PCR is adverse, however in the serological test it’s positive for IgM and adverse for IgG. Because of this it’s in the decision section with a low transmission chance. The Cascante goalkeeper has not observed any signs of coronavirus in all this time, he has been and is asymptomatic. However as the protocol establishes, it should obligatorily stay a number of extra days in solitary confinement. Alex Remiro, the Actual Sociedad goalkeeper, tests positive for the coronavirus serology test, however won’t be in the statistics for positives of first division gamers, after the coronavirus tests which were carried out this week by footballers from all groups of the highest class of Spanish soccer earlier than section 1 of the return to coaching started. This was reported by the medical service of the Royal Society at the final minute of this Friday. Cascante’s aim has been positive in one in all the tests that handed on Wednesday, he’s asymptomatic always, he’s in the decision section with a low chance of contagion, however he have to be in isolation for a number of extra days. On the first day of coaching, he was now not with the remainder of his teammates in Zubieta. The aim of Cascante, curiously, won’t seem in the statistics that the league will ship this Saturday with the positive instances in these first tests. As a result of to be thought-about positive, the participant will need to have examined positive in the PCR test, whereas Remiro has solely examined positive in one in all the serological tests.last_img read more

WEST BROM VS MAN UNITED

first_imgWBA (4-3-2-1)MYHILL,DAWSON, McAULEY, OLSSON, EVANS,FLETCHER, SANDRO, GARDNER,SESSEGNON, McCLEAN,ANICHEBEMAN UTD (4-2-3-1)RASHFORD,DEPAY, MATA,LINGARD,HERRERA,SCHNEIDERLIN,ROJO, BLIND,CARRICK, VARELA,DE GEAWith none of their rivals winning in midweek and only Leicester City of the top four getting a point, Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Watford took them level on 47 points with rivals Manchester City, in fifth place and now with the chance to finish in the Champions League places.Juan Mata’s goal late on at Old Trafford gave United their fourth straight win in all competitions. After this game at The Hawthorns they face Premier League rivals Liverpool in the Europa League.They visit West Bromwich Albion who are unbeaten in their last three league games, taking seven points from a possible nine, with the draw at league leaders Leicester City on Tuesday taking them into 13th place, 12 points clear of the relegation zone.When the teams met at Old Trafford earlier this season, United won 2-0 with goals from Jesse Lingard and a Mata penalty after Albion’s Gareth McAuley was dismissed.United’s record at The Hawthorns is good; in nine Premier League visits they are unbeaten, winning seven and drawing two including Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever game in charge, the 5-5 stalemate in May 2013. Albion last beat United at home in 1984 in the old First Division.Albion are without Claudio Yacob, who is banned after collecting a 10th yellow card of the season at Leicester. Chris Brunt remains on the sidelines while Jonny Evans is a doubt and there are tests for Callum McManaman and James Morrison.United, meanwhile, test Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling while Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger are still absent.last_img read more

Seeking My Dream in hot battle for Chairman’s Trophy

first_imgSEEKING MY DREAM, the reigning ‘Hose of the Year’, heads a star-studded field of six in today’s grade one feature over 1500 metres for the Chairman’s Trophy, which promises to be a very competitive race.The Wayne Dacosta-trained SEEKING MY DREAM, with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, will be joined by last November’s Superstakes winner, FRANFIELD, under leading jockey Dane Nelson; the 2015 Gold Cup winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, with Robert Halledeen riding for DaCosta; and the versatile and consistent American horse, UPPA TUNE, with in-form claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard.While all are stars in their own right, SEEKING MY DREAM seems heading for superstar status. He beat all three convincingly in the inaugural running of the $6.5 million Diamond Mile on December 5 and despite being worse off at the weights with each, the 2015 derby winner was so impressive over this trip on his February 27 seasonal debut that he will not be easily denied over middledistances.After the recent win, DaCosta conceded that Derrick Smith’s (Member of Parliament) chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’ and Triple Crown winner, Alsafra, is “potentially the best horse in the country” and in light of that high opinion from the 15-time champion trainer, I believe SEEKING MY DREAM (57.0kg) can defy the handicaps today.He reports to the wicket well trained and despite the fearsome trio led by the stretch running PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD, SEEKING MY DREAM coming from post position five ought to be followed.Also on the 12-race programme is the annual renewal of the $180,000 claiming race for the Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres, sponsored by B & D Trawling Limited.Of the 10 starters declared, victory will more than likely go to down in class EL CLIENTE, a January 30 course winner at this level. Top claiming apprentice Linton Steadman will ride EL CLIENTE for trainer Anthony Smith.Other firm fancies on the card are BATIDOR DE MUNDO in the third, CLASSY AVIATOR in the fifth, RIO COBRE to repeat in the seventh, HELLO LADY in the eighth and AGAKHAN in the closing straight five race.last_img read more

Jamaicans provide some smiles in 200m at IAAF World Championships

first_imgBEIJING (AP):Racing in a lane next to one of the big-name Jamaicans sure was a laugh. They certainly brought a few smiles to the sprints yesterday at the World Championships. Usain Bolt was already chuckling with the runner next to him before he crossed the finish line in the 200 metres.Another of the country’s champions, Veronica-Campbell Brown, was up to a different sort of hijinks, veering out of her lane and into the one next to her after she rounded the turn in her 200m heat.No damage done in either race.Bolt won his heat easily in 19.95 seconds, beating South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana, who has now run next to ‘The World’s Fastest Man’ in three straight major championship semi-finals.”Usain Bolt is a living legend,” Jobodwana said. “I was smiling to be so close to him.”And Campbell-Brown advanced to the next round, as well. She was not disqualified for veering from Lane 5 to Lane 6 because she didn’t impede the lane’s rightful owner, British runner Margaret Adeoye.”I was like, ‘Was that me or was that her?'” said Adeoye, who finished third in the heat to advance. “It helped me get to the finish line.”Campbell-Brown, the woman known simply as ‘VCB’ back on the island, grimaced as she realised she was changing lanes. It’s not like her, and it could have cost her dearly. She’s a two-time Olympic gold medallist in the event and this might be her last, best chance at a second World title. Two of the best runners at the distance – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Allyson Felix – are sitting this one out.Asked to explain her meandering ways, Campbell-Brown only said she had a headache, before making a quick right turn to head to the practice track.She’ll return today, along with Bolt, where the running will get more serious.Semi-finals nextCampbell-Brown is in the semi-finals and Bolt will race in the final, in another sprint showdown with Justin Gatlin.While Gatlin ran 19.87 – the second-fastest semi-final in the history of World Championships – Bolt shut things down early and finished in 19.95.In the midst of decelerating, Bolt turned back to share a smile with Jobodwana, who ran hard to the finish and still couldn’t catch up.All three times he’s run next to Bolt, Jobodwana said he’s “been right next to him and kind of making him run, even though he really wasn’t running”.Chances are, Bolt won’t share any smiles with Gatlin until well after today’s race is over.”It’s all about focus now,” Bolt said. “Getting focused and showing the people that when it comes to the big time, I always show up and get things done.”last_img read more