Haaland costs 75 million

first_imgErling Haaland is the new attraction of the Bundesliga. The Norwegian star signed for Dortmund a little over a month ago and has not taken long to attest to his power in the top German competition. It takes five goals in just 57 minutes on the pitch and he has returned to the Borusser team (he is in fourth position just four points behind the leader, the Leipzig) to fight for the salad bowl. Of course, Haaland himself considers his stage at the Signal Iduna Park as an intermediate step before making the jump to a top club in Europe and, therefore, He insisted on including a termination clause in his contract with the BVB.According to the German newspaper Sport Bild, the price to be paid for one of the most sought-after jewels on the market is 75 million euros. Initially, his father Alf-Inge Haaland and his agent Mino Raiola wanted to set a clause around 50 million before heading to Dortmund, but finally gave in to the insistence of the German team and agreed to raise it to 75 million. The greats of Europe, therefore, already know what they will have to pay for Haaland, yes, in the future still far since This clause does not enter into force until after the next summer market. The Haaland operation is a round business from the point of view of Borussia. In case the player wanted to leave the club before 2024, at which time his contract with the black-and-yellow team ends, Dortmund would always enter more money than he disbursed for the transfer (the RB Salzburg charged 20 million), the card and even the goalscorer’s premiums of only 19 years of age. These figures are further proof of the cunning Borusser in the transfer market. He not only acquired goals, but also the future surplus value of a player who has already unleashed madness in western Germany: The Dortmund wears 5000 shirts sold in just three weeks.last_img read more

ATP | Nadal wins Fritz to raise the 85th title of his career

first_imgIn 2005, Nadal received the third title of his career in Acapulco. It was the first time that he participated in the Mexican Open after reaching the age of majority. He beat Calatrava, Ventura, Cañas, Puerta and Montañés to raise a particular trophy, the Guaje de Plata, fruit of the Central American nation that turns into a jícara to transport water and has a pear form. The Balearic Islands left the reply (solely the authentic is granted to those that earn it 3 times in a row and Muster and Ferrer have it) in a taxi as a result of of the rush, once they arrive at the airport with the proper time. Unbelievable however true. He received it once more in 2013, though this time he didn’t lose it. And 15 years later, this Saturday, Rafa lifted him for the third time after beating Taylor Fritz in the last: 6-Three and 6-2 in 74 minutes. The world quantity two placed on the typical mariachi hat to have a good time per week to body and with little put on, wherein he didn’t yield a single set in 5 video games and solely misplaced 25 video games. Thus he reached a spherical quantity of titles: 85. And he additionally assured one other season, and they’re already 17 consecutive, with a minimum of one cup to add to their showcases, an absolute document in the Open Period (since 1968). The victory doesn’t assist him to lower distances with the primary, Novak Djokovic, who with his victory in the last of Dubai will increase his benefit by 45 factors (10,200 in opposition to 9,850), but it surely fills him with confidence for what’s coming. The next, the Indian Wells Masters 1,000 (March 12-22). The ultimate began with greater than three quarters of an hour late as a result of of the lengthy period of the girls’s crew (2h: 46), with victory of the British Watson in opposition to the Canadian Fernandez. Nadal and Fritz (22 years and 35th of the rating) had not confronted one another earlier than and went on the monitor with kits of the similar model and the similar colours: white pants and pink shirt, with out sleeves that of the Spanish. SThey tried for 3 video games till Rafa attacked, but it surely was not simple for him to break the greatest punch he had confronted in the event. He had two break balls for 3-1 and so they escaped. The American, considerably whining and talkative, didn’t fear about the companies of his rival. And Nadal, who subtracted nearly from Manacor and put the ball with rather a lot of weight and a gradual tempo to exasperate Fritz, did take the third break alternative to put the 5-Three and then shut with a primary partial spherical wherein he solely misplaced three factors with his serve and made 5 unforced errors (he completed the recreation with eight).With out on the lookout for many winners, Rafa discovered a manner to dominate, with laborious hits and good instructions. ANDThe American survived at the begin of the second race as a result of of his firepower at the service. At the time of receiving, little might be performed earlier than the impeccable efficiency of his opponent. And in the fifth recreation, Nadal put a drive that left him sitting, actually. An ethical blow that facilitated the second break of the Spanish and the sentence of a last closed by him with few troubles and far mastery. Champion.last_img read more

Neymar’s lawyer: “There will be no sudden movements in the next market window”

first_imgMember of the board of the European Affiliation of Soccer Brokers (EFAA) and the Worldwide Affiliation of Soccer Legal professionals (AIAF), Motta defined that FIFA’s pointers on extending participant contracts after June 30 “are suggestions.” “They don’t seem to be guidelines as a result of FIFA can not resolve, however the laws of every of the international locations does. I can not think about {that a} membership extends the contract with out the consent of the participant. The essential factor is that there’s collaboration between the events, and that do it by consensus, by no means unilaterally, “he clarified. With almost 25 years of expertise in the world of soccer and authorized adviser in greater than 400 litigations earlier than FIFA and the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (TAS), the lawyer predicted that the soccer trade will be one in every of the first to beat the disaster. financial brought on by the pandemic. “It’s a part of Leisure and is the second most impacted by the disaster after the tourism trade. However few meet the cultural, social and financial elements equivalent to soccer, and in international locations equivalent to Germany, Spain and Brazil it’s working to make it the engine to get out of the disaster, “he stated. That is the third ISDE Webinar throughout the state of well being emergency decreed by the COVID-19 pandemic, included in the program of the ISC, the worldwide congress on the regulation and the sports activities trade to be held in Madrid. In the different two earlier ones, the Brazilian lawyer Daniel Cravo, knowledgeable in sports activities regulation from ISDE and member of the Government Committee of the Worldwide Affiliation of Soccer Legal professionals (AIAF), and the Director of the LaLiga Ladies’s Soccer Space, Pedro Malabia, intervened. Brazilian lawyer Marcos Motta guidelines out “sudden movements” in the coming months in the signings of footballers and urged “collaboration” between gamers and golf equipment to increase contracts past June 30 to complete the championships at the ISDE Webinar, together with in the actions of the ISDE Sports activities Conference (ISC). “The switch market goes to alter in the coming months, it will be extra practical, subtle and punctual. I foresee few transfers as a result of they don’t seem to be good for the picture of the trade and the movements will not be abrupt,” he indicated in his speak beneath the Title ‘The challenges of the participant switch system and the position of brokers and attorneys in the days of COVID-19’. The founding associate of Bichara e Motta Advogados and ISDE professor careworn that the relationship between gamers and golf equipment “has modified” with the disaster brought on by the pandemic and that, besides in the case of enormous golf equipment equivalent to Actual Madrid, FC Barcelona or Manchester Metropolis , “there will be few signings” for the financial penalties of the pandemic.“The ‘bubble’ of the world of soccer has burst. We dwell in a world of phantasm, however this isn’t the actuality. By no means in historical past, since World Battle II, have golf equipment been in this case. The sale of tickets, merchandise and sponsorship revenues … The entire trade has been damage, “he stated. The lawyer who supervised the switch, for 222 million euros, of his compatriot Neymar from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain thought-about that in the present context for COVID-19, soccer should “perceive”, “be taught” and “adapt”. “Perceive what occurs, be taught what occurs, and adapt to what occurs. This isn’t the time to hold out aggressive movements,” he stated.last_img read more

Boys’ Town’s Virgo accepts apology from ‘Tuffy’

first_imgBoys’ Town stalwart defender Xavian Virgo says he holds no ill feelings towards temperamental Waterhouse striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who knocked him unconscious with an elbow during their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football game at Barbican Field last Sunday.”Tuffy called me the night. Although I could not really hear what he was saying because the line was breaking up, I knew he was apologising, so I just told him that everything was all right and that there were no hard feelings,” he said.”This is something that Tuffy Anderson always does in a game. He plays like that. It’s a natural thing for him,” admitted Virgo.”It’s dangerous because it was a scary moment for me. But it was just a challenge, and I came out on the bad side of it. He could have come out on the wrong side as well. So I have nothing against Tuffy. It’s just one of those days. It’s football all over,” Virgo told The Gleaner at a Locker Room Sports KSAFA Jackie Bell KO match at their Collie Smith Drive grounds on Tuesday, which Boys’ Town won 4-2 over Maxfield Park.Virgo also implored.”All I am just saying as a player is that we need to be more careful because it might happen to somebody else and it might be worse,” he said.”Some of the players need to be careful when they are playing because serious things can happen in football and some of us have our families to take care of. We are not playing to hurt each other, even though we play to win, play aggressive and hard, but be careful when they are out there playing.”NODAMAGEThe 30-year-old said he went blank after being hit but is pleased to know that he did not receive any major damage.”Tuffy jumped in front of me, swung his elbow and hit me in the centre of my face. I fell to the ground and saw blood coming from my face and I called to the referee, who was running towards me, looked at it and said ‘Tuffy, you see what you did?’. Then after that, I can’t tell you what happened as I passed out.”But none of the bones were damaged, so that was good. I only have a little pain to the neck. But all in all, I am recovering well … . By the next game, I should be ready because I returned to training this (Tuesday) morning,” he disclosed.last_img read more

Bolt’s record will stay in the books – Ozil

first_imgThe World Championships in Beijing are starting in a couple of weeks. What is your favourite track and field event? “The sprints fascinate me the most, not just the event itself, but also the stars lining up at the start line.” So what is your 100m PB? “The last time I ran a timed 100m was probably back at school,” he laughs. “In training we normally focus on 40m sprints, but now that you mention it, I’d be intrigued to see how fast I could run a 100m these days.” Well, there’s only one way to find out. We’re more than happy to arrange a race. Who is your favourite track and field athlete? “I have to admit I haven’t got a favourite athlete as such, but it always makes me happy to see an athlete like Robert Harting winning awards such as Athlete of the Year in Germany. It shows how popular the sport is.” What do you think of Usain Bolt’s 100m 9.58 world record? “The time will always be synonymous with his name unless he manages to go even faster, of course. To me that is what every sports person’s goal should be: to have their performance remembered. “I believe his 9.58 will stand in the record books for quite a while until at some point in the very distant future that one-in-a-million guy will come along and beat it.” How important is running in your physical preparation? “Running obviously plays a vital part in my daily training routine more so in pre-season than during the season. It improves your stamina, you can recover quicker between two sprints, and you’re less likely to suffer from injury. “We have a lot of technically equally strong clubs in the Premier League, so it’s always beneficial to have that extra bit of horsepower in the final minutes to rely on.”last_img read more

CSEC PE Lecture: The importance of muscular flexibility

first_img freedom of movement Total range of motion around a joint is highly specific and varies from one joint to another (hip, trunk, shoulder), as well as from one individual to another. Muscular flexibility relates primarily to genetic factors and to physical activity. Beyond that, factors such as joint structure, ligaments, tendons, muscles, skin, tissue injury, fat, body temperature, age and sex influence range of motion around a joint. The range of motion about a given joint depends mostly on the structure of that joint. Greater range of motion, however, can be attained through plastic and elastic elongation. Plastic elongation is the permanent lengthening of soft tissue. This is best attained through slow, sustained stretching exercises. Joint capsules, ligaments and tendons are non-elastic. However, they can undergo plastic elongation. Elastic elongation is the temporary lengthening of soft tissue. Muscle tissue has elastic properties and respond to stretching exercises by undergoing elastic or temporary lengthening, thus increasing the extensibility of the muscles. Changes in muscle temperature can increase or decrease flexibility. Properly warmed individuals have better flexibility. Cool temperature has the opposite effect, impeding range of motion. The amount of adipose tissue (fat) around joints and muscle tissues will increase resistance to movement, and the added bulk also hampers joint mobility because of the contact between body surfaces. On average, women have more flexibility than men and seem to retain this advantage throughout life. The two most significant contributors to lower flexibility levels are sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical activity. Factors Affecting Flexibility Flexibility is defined as the ability of a joint to move freely through its full range of motion. Health-care professionals and practitioners generally have underestimated and overlooked the contribution of good muscular flexibility to overall fitness and preventative health care. Most people who exercise do not take the time to stretch, and those who do stretch don’t always do it properly. Many muscular/skeletal problems and injuries experienced by individuals today are related to a lack of flexibility. In daily life, we often have to make rapid or strenuous movements we are not accustomed to making. A tight muscle that is abruptly forced beyond its normal range of motion often leads to injuries. A decline in flexibility can cause poor posture and subsequent aches and pain that leads to limited and painful joint movement. According to a recent article, approximately 80 per cent of all low back problems stem from improper alignment of the vertebral column and pelvic girdle, which is a direct result of inflexible and weak muscle. Improving and maintaining good range of motion in the joints enhances the quality of life. Good flexibility promotes healthy muscles and joints. Improving elasticity of muscles and connective tissues around joints enhances freedom of movement and the individual ability to participate in all types of activities. Taking part in a regular stretching programme also increases resistance to muscle injury and soreness, prevents low back and other spinal column problems, improves and maintains good postural alignment, promotes proper and graceful body movement, improves personal appearance and self-image and helps to develop and maintain motor skills throughout life. In addition, flexibility exercises have been used successfully to treat dysmenorrheal (painful menstruation) and general neuromuscular tension (stress). Regular stretching helps decrease the aches and pains caused by psychological stress and contributes to a decrease in anxiety, blood pressure and breathing rate. Furthermore, stretching exercises, in conjunction with calisthenics, are helpful in warm-up routines to prepare for vigorous aerobics or strength-training exercises, as well as in cool-down routines following exercise to facilitate the return to a normal resting state. Fatigue muscles tend to contract to a shorter-than-average resting length and stretching exercises help fatigue muscles re-establish their normal resting length. Similar to muscular strength, good range of motion is critical in older life. Because of decreased flexibility, older adults lose mobility and are unable to perform simple daily task such as bending forward or turning. Many older adults do not turn their head or rotate their trunk to look over their shoulder but, rather, must step around 90 to 180 degrees to see behind them. Physical activity and exercise can also be hampered severely by lack of good range of motion. Because of the pain during physical activity, older people who have tight hip flexor muscles cannot jog or walk very far. This condition usually worsens with further inactivity. A simple stretching programme can alleviate or prevent this problem.last_img read more

Horse Racing Tips

first_imgLOVETTA JONES LOVETTA JONES MIRACLE RECOVERY LOVETTA JONESRUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNERSORRENTINO’S STAR SORRENTINO’S STAR MESMERIZE PERFECT ASSETPRINCESS TABOKIE NATASHADONTPLAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND NATASHADONTPLAYSTERRI’S CHOICE #STERRI’S CHOICE DOOLAHIN STERRI’S CHOICELIGHT BRIGADE LIGHT BRIGADE #LIGHT BRIGADE TOKICOSOUND OF MIRACLE STAN ROY SOUND OF MIRACLE STAN ROY#PAPER N LACE OH MY GRAND PA GLORIOUS CAUSE #GLORIOUS CAUSEBASIC INSTINCT EXPRESS TRUCK BASIC INSTINCT ROMAN SPYREGALLY BOLD #REGALLY BOLD #REGALLY BOLD #REGALLY BOLD#MISS JUANITA CLASSY PROSPECT CLASSY PROSPECT CLASSY PROSPECTLOVETTA JONES ROLEX MIRACLE RECOVERY MIRACLE RECOVERYRUNNER RUNNER #RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER#SORRENTINO’S STAR SORRENTINO’S STAR #SORRENTINO’S STAR #SORRENTINO’S STARPRINCESS TABOKIE NO MONEY FRIEND NATASHADONTPLAY NATASHADONTPLAYDOOLAHIN STERRI’S CHOICE STERRI’S CHOICE DAYTON AFFAIRLIGHT BRIGADE PRINCESS SALLEMA LIGHT BRIGADE TOKICOSTAN ROY EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS SOUND OF MIRACLEOH MY GRAND PA WINIT GLORIOUS CAUSE #GLORIOUS CAUSEMIRACLE TRAIN #BASIC INSTINCT BASIC INSTINCT TURBO MACHINE#REGALLY BOLD REGALLY BOLD #REGALLY BOLD REGALLY BOLDFORCE DE JOUR CLASSY PROSPECT CLASSY PROSPECT CLASSY PROSPECTLOVETTA JONES LOVETTA JONES MIRACLE RECOVERY LOVETTA JONESAWESOME ROCKET RUNNER RUNNER #RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER RUNNER#SORRENTINO’S STAR SORRENTINO’S STAR #SORRENTINO’S STAR SORRENTINO’S STARNATASHADONTPLAY NATASHADONTPLAY NATASHADONTPLAY NATASHADONTPLAYDAYTON AFFAIR STERRI’S CHOICE DOOLAHIN DOOLAHINTOKICO LIGHT BRIGADE LIGHT BRIGADE LIGHT BRIGADESOUND OF MIRACLE #GOOD LIFE GOOD LIFE #MARIA’S GLORYWINIT GLORIOUS CAUSE GLORIOUS CAUSE GLORIOUS CAUSETURBO MACHINE #BASIC INSTINCT MISTY MIRACLE TRAIN#REGALLY BOLD REGALLY BOLD REGALLY BOLD REGALLY BOLDMISS JUANITA CLASSY PROSPECT MISS JUANITA #SPARKLING MICHAELALOVETTA JONES MIRACLE RECOVERYRUNNER RUNNER #TEISHA’S DREAM#SORRENTINO’S STAR SORRENTINO’S STARNATASHADONTPLAY HOLIDAY WEEKENDDOOLAHIN DASH BOARDLIGHT BRIGADE YES WE WILLSOUND OF MIRACLE GOOD LIFE#OH MY GRAND PA OH MY GRAND PABASIC INSTINCT ROMAN SPYREGALLY BOLD #REGALLY BOLDMISS JUANITA CLASSY PROSPECTlast_img read more

ARSENAL VS WATFORD

first_imgARSENAL (4-2-3-1)OSPINA,BELLERIN, KOSCIELNY, GABRIEL, MONREAL,ELNENEY, COQUELIN,IWOBI, OZIL, SANCHEZ,WELBECKDEENEY, IGHALO,BEHRAMI, CAPOUE, SUAREZ, JURADO,AKE, BRITOS, CATHCART, NYOM,GOMESWATFORD (4-4-2)Since beating Barclays League leaders Leicester City in mid-February, Arsenal have won just once in the league in four games, the 2-0 victory at Everton last time out.That poor run leaves the Gunners 11 points behind Leicester and six behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are second.Watford have kept only two clean sheets in their last 13 Premier League games but on March 13 they won 2-1 at the Emirates in the FA Cup quarter-finals to set up a Wembley semi-final against Crystal Palace.That was Watford’s first win at Arsenal since 1988, when they won 1-0 at Highbury in the old First Division.Since then, Arsenal have won five out of five in the league against the Hornets, most recently the 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road in October, with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey.Watford arrive on the back of three straight defeats, a run which has seen them drop to 14th in the Premier League and just 11 points clear of the relegation zone. One more victory should assure Watford of their Premier League place but they have won only five times away from home in the league, most recently at Crystal Palace in February.Arsenal are still without Santi Cazorla, Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere. There is a chance that goalkeeper Petr Cech can return after a five-match absence caused by a calf injury. Mathieu Flamini is another to have to go undergo a test.Watford, meanwhile, are still missing Joel Ekstrand, Rene Gilmartin and Tommy Hoban.last_img read more

Man United lift 2016 FA Cup

first_imgLONDON (AP) – Louis van Gaal delivered Manchester United’s first trophy since Alex Ferguson retired three years ago with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace after the 135th FA Cup final went to extra time yesterday. With Ferguson watching at Wembley Stadium, Jesse Lingard, an academy graduate thrust into the first team by Van Gaal, completed United’s comeback by volleying in the winner in the 110th minute. United’s record-equalling 12th triumph in world football’s oldest cup competition comes at the end of a lacklustre second season under Van Gaal. The manager’s United future has seemed precarious for more than six months, and failure to qualify for the Champions League has only added to the uncertainty. But United showed the fighting spirit often lacking under Van Gaal to provide a winning end to the campaign. “We’ve had a tough end to the season but I thought we worked very hard today — our determination got us through this so I’m delighted,” United captain Wayne Rooney said. “It’s been a (while). It’s not always great of course. “Winning trophies lifts football clubs and lifts supporters. The fans have had a tough few years. Hopefully they enjoy tonight.” Alan Pardew won’t. The Palace manager produced a giddy jig on the touchline after Jason Puncheon put the London club ahead in the 78th minute, but Juan Mata equalised within three minutes to force extra time. Even being reduced to 10 men, when Chris Smalling was sent off in the 105th, did not dampen United’s resolve. Lingard, who replaced Mata at the end of regular time, produced the winner five minutes later to deny Palace a first major trophy. It is the first time United have won the FA Cup since 2004 — one of 38 major trophies Ferguson won as manager from 1986 to 2013. Ferguson’s immediate successor, David Moyes, was fired after less than a year in charge. Van Gaal has managed to end the club’s rare trophy drought, and the Dutchman has titles in four countries in management. “Not many managers can say that,” the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach said.last_img read more

Follow the Trace | Young players psychologically scarred

first_img A million excuses can be found just like they are being found now, not to believe in or invest in our young players. It has been going on for years. This process has damaged, demoralised and destroyed the confidence of the average young Jamaican footballer, who will struggle to recover from the psychological scars left by these subliminal messages. A clear index of this was expressed by outstanding young talent Alex Marshall who, at the end of a brilliant run last season, took the decision not to even attempt to play Premier League football, but instead indicated that he wanted to concentrate on his schoolwork and becoming a physiotherapist. It is a sad, but clear, indication of the damage that has been dealt to the psyche of the young Jamaican football players. The myopia and lack of vision is killing our youth. We are, once again, at the proverbial crossroads in our football. Let us take the opportunity and venture down a totally different road. DISCOURAGING REMARKS Recent discussions and debates regarding issues of local football have emphatically confirmed the suspicions that Jamaica’s development as a country and our advancement as a people continue to be severely hampered by endemic myopia, lack of vision and foresight, and effective leadership and forward thinking. It has been nothing short of shocking to see and hear the short-sightedness that continues to dominate the narrative. A simple fundamental such as the investment in youth as the vehicle for development, has been met with such fervent and widespread resistance, followed by the most imbecilic and nonsensical excuses. EXCUSES Our young players are not good enough. They must get overseas contracts. They are not consistent enough. Who will these young players replace in the current team? They need to develop some more. They need to go to the gym. They are not ready. These are but some of the disparaging and discouraging remarks repeatedly thrown at the nation’s best young football talent, all in response to recommendations that we invest more in our best young players. By glaring contrast to other countries – blessed with not some semblance of vision and foresight as well as simple common sense – Italy, for example, just gave a 17-year-old goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, his international debut. Nineteen-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice in a recent World Cup qualifier against Ecuador. Portugal’s 18-year-old midfielder, Renato Sanches, was a star performer in their recent European title-winning team. A 17-year-old named Christian Pulisic became the United States of America’s youngest-ever goalscorer in World Cup qualifying, when he netted against St Vincent and the Grenadines two weeks ago. Just to name a few. The shallow and predictable response of ‘group myopia’ will be that these players from these countries are playing top-flight club football, while our young players are not. It matters not to the wider principle. The salient fact of the matter is that these countries are investing in and exposing their young players, while we are attacking, condemning, and waging psychological war on ours, drilling it into their subconscious that they are not good, too young, and not ready, and are thus inferior to their counterparts. There is a conspicuous and crippling inability to visualise and conceptualise the nuance of projected development and that it is for future rewards that we must invest in our young players and not for the immediacy of now, especially in a context where our senior team is filled with mediocre journeymen, who continue to be embarrassingly ineffective. Identifying genuine and select talent at 18, 19, 20 or younger and believing and investing in that talent consistently by systematically exposing them alongside the senior pros to international football, giving them meaningful playing time over a one- or two-year period, can only mean the improvement of these young players for the future, ensuring that some short- to medium-term continuity within the context of our imperfect football structure.last_img read more