James Tedesco signs with the Roosters, reports

first_imgA cloud of speculation has followed the Origin fullback all season, but News Limited reports that he has signed a $1 million-plus contract with the Chooks.Earlier on Thursday, the Tigers gave Tedesco and Woods a 24-hour deadline to decide on their futures. News Limited reports the deals for both players had already been finalised when Wests gave the deadline, but that the club didn’t know about them. The brightest prospect of the so-called ‘Big Four,’ Tedesco will be the biggest loss for the Tigers. Despite re-signing winger David Nofoaluma and half Luke Brooks, Tedesco joins Woods and Mitchell Moses out the door.last_img read more

Minor premiers to get promised prize money

first_imgThis comes after the injection of 30,000 kina today to the POMRFL from Member for North East and Vice Sport Minister, Labi Amaiu.The POMRFL was unable to pay the three teams after the finals due to a shortage in funds.Chairman for the POMRFL, Dr James Naipo said the money will paid immediately to the minor premier teams; A grade men’s (Royals)- K3, 000, U19 men’s (Brothers) – K1, 000 and Women’s (Royals) – K1, 000.last_img

Morea Baru sets his eyes on Rio

first_imgMorea Baru is not a new name in the PNG sports industry, however, this young Hanuabada lad is about to make a bigger name for himself and the country when he takes centre stage tomorrow (today) at the Oceania Championship in Fiji.Baru has his eyes set on the 2016 Rio Olympics and there is no doubt of his capabilities.Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, said:“Baru has been training extremely hard in New Caledonia. I have no doubt that he will make PNG proud when he lifts today. He has done his best to win a bronze last October at the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships held at Pune, in India. But if results from his XV Games gold medal win and topping the Australian International Open are any indication, I have no doubt this young man will produce some great results.Both the 2015 Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships and the 2015 World Championships have been stepping stones to achieving bigger dreams this year.”Alongside Baru in Fiji are two other hopefuls and PNG’s Pacific Games gold medallist, Thelma Toua and Fred Oala, who are hoping to qualify for the Rio Olympics.Following a successful bid during the Australian International Open in March this year, where he finished on top by lifting a total of 291kg (Snatch 126kg and Clean & Jerk 165kg), Baru currently ranks 10th in the world, in the 62kg category, making him a champion in Oceania.Just this year, Baru signed up to be an ambassador of PNG’s number one rice distributor.Earning a gold medal tomorrow (today) means a K5,000 reward from Trukai Industries, as part of the company’s incentive, similar to last year’s incentive during the XV Pacific Games. Another K50,000 is also up for grabs if he goes as far as Rio and strikes gold.“As a major sponsor of the PNG Weightlifting Federation, Trukai Industries would like to wish all our three lifters the best during the Oceania Championship in Fiji, this week,” said Dubney.“We are proud to be associated with an elite sport that’s putting PNG on the map and representing Trukai, as positive brand ambassadors,” added Daubney.last_img read more

Athletic, Valencia, Real Sociedad and Villarreal fulfill the pass to the eighth Cup

first_imgValencia, Athletic Club, Real Sociedad and Villarreal fulfilled the pass to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, where the Bilbaons were spared the elimination in penalties against Elche, while Tenerife was charged (2-1) to Valladolid and Badalona forced Granada to fall into extra time.The ‘che’, current champion, made his debut in the ‘K.O.’ tournament with a victory by the minimum in Las Gaunas (0-1). The career of Ferran and his center measured a Maxi Gomez only in a small area at 15 minutes sent on the scoreboard until the end. The Logroñés finished better the first half, with a ball to the crossbar and a lot of danger carried by Rayco and Ñoño.In the resumption the Logroñés, a brave Second B team in his idea and electric in his attacks, was also better. Valencia tried to calm the game and finished the game better, with occasions again from Maxi and Ferran to not have released with suspense. Much more he had to suffer an Athletic who was out in the penalty shootout when he failed two of the first three pitches.The Basques seemed to put the direct at five minutes with a goal to the career of Iñaki Williams, a pass from Iñigo Martínez. Before the break, Chaves tied with a comfortable shot in a small area and after a good overflow play by Josan. Athletic tightened with the changes of Muniain and Yuri, although without generating danger. Photo: EFE Tenerife eliminates Valladolid and Granada passes with extra time in Badalonacenter_img The extension did not change the tie either and on penalties it was touched by Elche with the first pitches. The stops of San Román to Raúl García and Unai López knew to the round of 16 in Martínez Valero, but Yazine, Iván Sánchez and Tekio, in the fourteenth penalty, failed to resurrect Gaizka Garitano’s team.Granada had another ration of suffering in this Cup, with a victory in extra time in Badalona. In the middle of the storm that resists leaving the area was a header from Gonalons in the 102nd minute, to the first post of a corner kick, and another goal by Carlos Fernádez in 110 ‘those who gave the pass to Granada. The Andalusians also started well with a goal from Koybasi in two minutes. Robusté tied for the Second B team and extended the Catalan dream until he gave them gasoline.Tenerife is ‘loaded’ to ValladolidIn addition, the Real won (2-0) to Espanyol in a duel controlled by the Basques. Barrenetxea made the 1-0 in a good play as the closing of the first half. The great mood of the picture ‘perico’, which finds life in league with the arrival of Abelardo, did not shine in Copa and Isak doubled the Basque income half an hour from the end. Wu Lei was able to cut in the first and clearest of the visitors, but did not change the triumph of those of Imanol Sheriff.Villarreal also thrashed (3-0) a Girona that accused more than eleven of changes, especially without Stuani, his best weapon in attack. The ‘submarine’ emerged in the second half of a Montilivi also shaken by the storm, where all the goals of Funes Mori, Cazorla and a Samu Chukwueze arrived in the center of the change and signed one of the goals of the tournament.In addition, Valladolid was the only First to fall on Wednesday, to join Mallorca on Tuesday, Alavés and Getafe between the two previous rounds, during his visit to Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium. El Pucela gave away the first part but in the second he started punishing with one of Las Palmas as Sandro. Joselu tied for the locals and Daniel Gómez classified Tenerife as a penalty committed by Diego Alende on Dani himself.last_img read more

Federer can reach his 50th duel against Djokovic

first_img“The nice factor is that between this sport and the following one there are greater than two good days to sleep, that docs, physios attend me …”, celebrated the Swiss, who will attempt to recuperate in addition to attainable. “I hope it’s really not a lot. I’ve the thigh contracted for taking part in lots, who is aware of if due to nerves, I don’t know,” he added at a press convention.“I seen within the second set that my protection was not there. After which I bought indignant as a result of I seen that I used to be in ache. I used to be enjoying like that for some time.”, defined Federer, who has already been 12 hours and 38 minutes on the observe, whereas Djokovic accumulates 10h: 11, greater than two much less. “I don’t know in case you can speak about damage, it’s simply ache and issues. I’ve to see what it’s about,” Roger Federer mentioned when requested concerning the discomfort within the thigh of his proper leg that compelled him to ask for a health care provider useless time within the third set of his epic quarterfinal match of the Australian Open ultimate against Tennys Sandgren. The Swiss misplaced in that quarter by 3-0, however ultimately he received after lifting seven match factors within the fourth spherical. An effort that can have penalties for its 50th confrontation with Novak Djokovic, which is able to happen on Friday within the semifinals of Melbourne.last_img read more

Pedro Morilla: “We want to leave now. Our health is at stake”

first_img“The risk of the coronavirus reaching Spain is high” “We are still waiting for you to tell us how and when we are leaving.” They are the words of Pedro Morilla, one of the Spaniards that continues in Wuhan, the focus of a coronavirus that has already left 132 dead and more than 6,000 infected. The sports director of Wuhan Shangwen Three Lions, whose quarry surpassed that of First Division teams and was chosen only a few weeks ago as the best in China, faces the seventh day of recruitment in the hope of returning soon to Spain. “We want to leave now. Our health is at risk and we need to return home. When the situation returns to normal we will return to Wuhan to continue our work,” he discovers.Morilla says that both he and all the Spaniards around him – “nine coaches, the wife of a partner and two children of two years and three months respectively” – have followed all the indications of the Chinese government: “Society in general it is behaving in an exemplary way. we have been locked up for seven days in a private residential and we only left at first to buy food. “The Spanish says that the greatest moments of nervousness took place a week ago:” On the 22nd we trained normally and the closing of the city caught us by surprise. We found out on television and, for fear of the unknown, we went out to buy supplies. “Pedro Morilla is aware that, upon his return to Spain, he must undergo “the necessary medical checks”. “We want to return because, when our professional activity is paralyzed, we don’t paint anything here. But we don’t want to be a problem either. We demand that we demonstrate that we are well and do not carry the virus inside. We hope to be treated effectively, “adds the Sevillian, sorry for the situation in a city as” cheerful “as Wuhan.” It is positive that everyone is at home complying with government regulations so that the virus does not spread, but it’s a shame to see her like that, “he completes. Yes he got back to Spain Roberto Mickel, Director of Analysis of Shenzhen FC. The canary, already at home, lives worried about all the news that comes from China: “They tell me that the police had to go to my neighborhood for three people suspected of having the disease. People are hiding the first symptoms because they fear suffering a common cold and contracting the coronavirus in the hospital. “Roberto reveals that, to prevent the spread of the virus, the Shenzhen government will compensate with 39 euros daily to all people who contract the disease or are awaiting the results. “In my city there are already 80 cases, but a nurse friend tells me that there are many more of those who communicate,” he adds.Shenzhen is located in the Perl River Delta, a region the size of Extremadura that has a joint population that exceeds those of Canada and Australia together. More of 65 million people located in the path of all who yearn to reach Hong Kong, where free care is provided to those affected by the coronavirus. “It is dangerous because in the area there are many people who are passing through. If they have the virus and they make such trips they can leave a lot of infections along the way,” reveals Roberto Mickel. Spanish is “surprised” by how easy it was to reach Spain. “When you leave China they don’t make you any control. They seem to think ‘if you have the virus and want to go out salt, they will stop you somewhere else’. I escaped in the Emirates and when we arrived in Spain we did not pass any inspection. It is true that the flight did not come directly from China, but there are few who do not stop because it is much cheaper. I think the risk of getting here is very high, “he says.In football, China is paralyzed. The AFC announced today that the Chinese teams will play the first three days of the Asian Champions League away from home. “About the Super League, which should start on February 22, we still have no news. Maybe the games are played behind closed doors or the start of the championship is postponed. They will also restructure the Cup, which seems to reduce the number of participating teams “, reveals Roberto Mickel, concerned about the situation of many of his countrymen. “What worries me most is the situation of the many Spaniards who work in Chinese grassroots football. If the parents decide to withdraw their children, the clubs will have losses and they may be left without work,” he says.center_img Roberto Mickellast_img read more

Willian José: “Sorry”

first_imgWillian José wanted to take a step forward to apologize to the fans after not making his exit to Tottenham. The Real Sociedad striker used the official means of the San Sebastian club to explain everything that has happened in recent weeks. His signing for the Mourinho team was almost done. He was so close that he refused to play last year’s Cup match against Espanyol, claiming that his incorporation into the Spurs was a matter of hours. But negotiations broke down and Willian José will not finally leave the Real. His situation is now complicated for the fans. That is why he wanted to give his explanations.Sorry: “The truth is that I apologize to the fans for everything that has happened in recent days. Many things have happened and I have to ask the fans, my teammates, the coach too, that they are supporting me. I saw that it was an opportunity very good for me to go out and play the Champions League in a Premier team. for what he has bet and now I just have to work as I have been working the last two weeks to get my space. “ Waiver to go to the match against Espanyol: “It has been a very different way. I had said that I was not summoned before Espanyol. I don’t know if it was the best decision, but that was what I thought at the time. I had a lot of information in my head and I ended up telling the president, that I didn’t have the head to go to the game. I apologize to everyone for what happened and now, to continue working every day to regain people’s trust. “What is left of the season: “The season we are doing is an exciting season, now we have the quarterfinals against Madrid, which is very difficult. We have to be all in the same dynamic and concentration to go there and get the victory.”Hobby: “Not only the fans but I am also hurt. It has been the last two weeks very painful for me, my wife and my family. I just have to keep working and keep helping my teammates scoring goals and giving joy to the fans and that they will chant my name again in Anoeta, it would be an immense happiness. “last_img read more

Official: Matheus Fernandes, courtesy of Palmeiras

first_imgMatheus Fernandes is already a Real Valladolid player. AS.com announced the interest in the Brazilian soccer player early yesterday afternoon and the club has just confirmed his signing until the end of the current season. The circumstance arises, that Barcelona has bought his pass this afternoon to Palmeiras, but from July 1, with which the player continued to belong to the São Paulo team that gives it to Real Valladolid. The Brazilian midfielder, 21, comes from Palmeiras, although he trained in the Botafogo of his hometown, Rio de Janeiro. In the Brazilian championship he has participated in 74 games, while he played eight of the Copa Libertadores, in addition to being international U17 and U20 with Canarinha.The player, the first Brazilian to sign for the first Ronaldo Nazario team, will be presented next week in Valladolid and will be placed under Sergio’s orders.last_img read more

The Wuhan Zall will witness the Classic at the Bernabéu

first_imgThe Chinese Wuhan Zall will witness live the Classic between Real Madrid and Barcelona this Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu. The team, coming from the city of origin of the coronavirus, is in preseason in Sotogrande (Cádiz) since the end of last January, a stay that has had to lengthen before the paralysis of the Chinese Super League due to the health crisis and the Quarantine in which Wuhan lives, still in force. LaLiga and Real Madrid have taken advantage of the presence of the Chinese team in Spain to show their support for the Chinese people through this initiative. The Wuhan Zall, who trains the Spanish José González (ex-Cádiz), will arrive in Madrid from Malaga On the morning of this Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. you will visit the headquarters of LaLiga. The presence of the Chinese team in Madrid this weekend was preceded by the steps taken between Sergi Torrents, director of the LaLiga office in China, and Wu Youwen, CEO of Real Madrid in Asia. At night, the Wuhan Zall expedition will go to the Classic, although that will not be his only contact with the white stadium. On Monday they will be received at the Bernabéu by Emilio Butragueño, director of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid, who He will guide you during the Madrid stadium tour.last_img read more

Pelé: “Messi is not a scorer; Cristiano is the best now”

first_img“My father and mother closed the factory. My father was a player, scored five goals in a game and that is the only record that I did not beat. Pelé there is only and there will be one. The same is because God wants me “, joked the soccer player in addition. “There was a king and there will still be some princes. But I won three World Championships,” he added. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, recovers at home from his health problems and remains isolated to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus that also plagues Brazil. The star spoke for the YouTube channel Pilhado and expressed his opinion on one of the most important football dichotomies of these times: “Today, CR7 is the best in the world, although Messi should not be forgotten. However, Cristiano is more stable and Messi is not a scorer.”“If there have been better players than them? It is a difficult question to answer. You cannot forget Zico, Ronaldinho or Ronaldo. In Europe, Beckenbauer, Cruyff … It is not my fault but I think I was better than them, because they all compare me “, said the former player, 79 years old.last_img read more