Samu Saiz is the only one who has managed to ‘copy’ Stuani

first_imgSamu Saiz arrived in the summer market arousing great enthusiasm among the fans of Girona. The injuries have not allowed him to have excessive continuity, but now is in a good way and wait, if Martí trusts him, seize the opportunity. So far, the attacker has played 18 League matches this course and He has scored a bit (the one who gave the win against Huesca, 1-0) and distributed two assists. Of course, we have to go back to day 21, in the match against Mirandés (0-3) to see its last title. There are only eight scorersIn Girona there is ‘Stuanidependencia’ because the rest of the players in the squad are just contributing in the scoring aspect. Such is so, that The rojiblanco team only has eight players who have scored at least one goal. And in this aspect, only two Second teams have their goals distributed less: Malaga (seven) and Las Palmas (six). Stuani has 22 goals and is followed Borja García (four), Marc Gual (four), who left the entity in winter to sign for Madrid Castilla, Àlex Granell (two), Gerard Gumbau (one), Aday Benítez (one), Samu Saiz (one) and Jonathan Soriano (one). Players like Gallar and Brandon (arrived in winter) have not yet been released. Cristhian Stuani will not play on Saturday against Ponferradina and Pep Lluís Martí already ponders how to supply him. Without the Uruguayan, the rojiblanco team is less fearsome at the offensive level (it has achieved 22 of the 36 that Girona accumulates), but the level of confidence of the workforce is high and dynamic, also since they chain four days without falling. Waiting to know how Jonathan Soriano evolves from his injury and if he is available to play or not, the option that the coach likes most to receive the Ponferradina is to place Brandon of ‘9’ and Samu Saiz hook. The latter does a few days that he has tried to take a step forward and is the only one who has managed to copy, in a way, Stuani.The goal in Girona is Stuani’s business, without a doubt, and such is its importance that has marked this course in 11 of the 12 victories of the Girona team. The only one in which his goals were not needed was in the duel against Huesca on day 27. On that occasion it was Samu Saiz who, with his goal in the 94th minute, gave the three points to the rojiblancos. It was the first time, and for now the only one, in which a football player other than Stuani scored and Girona won. Hence, without the Uruguayan against Ponferradina, other players must take responsibility. Samu Saiz should be one of them because he already knows the way to do it.last_img read more

JC overpowers Hydel – Defending Champs on verge of Manning Cup semis

first_img TODAY’S GAMES: Denham Town 1 St Jago 1 Jamaica College 3 Hydel 1 Bridgeport vs STATHS 1 p.m. @ Constant Spring Charlie Smith vs Kingston College 3 p.m. @ Constant Spring FEELING GOOD YESTERDAY’S RESULTS When pushed, reigning ISSA/Flow Manning Cup holders Jamaica College (JC) responded like true champions, showing composure and depth in quality to overcome a stout Hydel High challenge to win 3-1 at the Prison Oval playing field in Spanish Town, yesterday. The champions now lead Group I on six points, courtesy of two wins from as many games and seem set for yet another semi-final spot, with only a game against lowly St Jago remaining. Hydel is second, on three points, with a game against Denham Town remaining. JC began the contest by applying high pressure on the Hydel defence, though it was Hydel who took the first shot at goal through former Under-17 standout Nicholas Nelson, who forced the JC keeper into a save. The Dark Blues settled in the game without many ball possession, but forced Hydel into defensive errors, with Chavany Willis slicing home a powerful shot into the Hydel net in the 25th minute, which took their defence off guard. Five minutes later, Tray McKay drew the Ferry-based school level at 1-1 from a direct counter attack, which ended in a tap in by the Hydel attacker in the 30th minute. Duhaney Williams swung the game back in JC’s way 11 minutes later (36th) by firing past a lapse Hydel defence from a JC corner kick. Forward Donovan Dawkins finished off Hydel’s hopes of a late equaliser when he climbed beautifully to head home a powerful 82nd minute goal, to secure all three JC points. The scorer was subbed on in the second half along with the clever Tyreek Magee, who added much attacking impetus to the JC team. “I feel good to come on and score. It’s been a long time I haven’t come on and win a game for my school, but I feel really good to help out my team,” Dawkins revealed. “It’s my third goal this season,” the player, who has won two Manning Cup titles, and scored the lone goal which decided the Manning Cup final last year, told The Gleaner. Hydel’s coach Donovan Duckie said JC did their homework on his team and knew their deficiencies, noting that his team “could have done better scouting of JC”, as well. Meanwhile, in the day’s curtain-raiser Denham Town held on for a 1-1 draw with St Jago High at the same venue, despite having a controversial goal disallowed.last_img read more

Cam favorite Vicencio helps lift PH archers

first_imgLATEST STORIES PH Men’s Archery of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bags the Bronze medal at the 2017 SEA Games in KL, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Joseph Benjamin Vicencio only had one thing on his mind in the bronze-medal match against Vietnam: “Don’t drag the team down.”And it didn’t matter that a big part of the crowd at Synthetic Turf Field—a sprawling, artificial grass area designed specifically for archery at the heart of KL Sports City—had its eyes on the 21-year-old novice Filipino archer.ADVERTISEMENT “I was being confident and tried to execute what we do in practice,” added Vicencio, who also won bronze in the recent US Open foreign division.He picked up the sport to “get fit” and made the national team three years ago.“I’m looking forward to more chances of playing for the country,” said Vicencio.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas PSC: Children’s Games should be blueprint for nationwide program Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbate Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vicencio, who was part of the men’s compound team event, was often in the large screen at the far end of the range. He was teased by teammate for being the “favorite of the camera.”But it’s something that escaped the marketing senior at De La Salle University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I was very nervous, I kept thinking just make the shot and not drag the team down,” said Vicencio.His managed to control the jitters and the Philippines, also composed of Earl Benjamin Yap and Paul Marton Dela Cruz, went perfect in the last two ends against Vietnam. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Snakes in the grass? Durant not the one upset after Twitter beef with McCollum

first_imgMOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “So,I would get into a gang fight, lose, plot on my brother for 2 months in our home and then go get the gang we lost to and beat him up? U think that low of me CJ? I just did your f****n podcast. Snakes in the grass boy I tell ya,” said Durant in a reply to McCollum’s tweet.But when asked about the saga at USA Basketball’s minicamp Thursday, Durant didn’t shed a lot of new light on the topic.“What happened?” Durant asked, incredulously, when a reporter asked him for his side of the story.Durant seemed to take exception with the notion that he was the upset person in the tale.“So I’m the upset one because he responded to something I said. … So how am I upset?” Durant asked.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Predictably, that didn’t go over well with Durant, who lashed back.So,I would get into a gang fight, lose, plot on my brother for 2 months in our home and then go get the gang we lost to and beat him up? U think that low of me CJ? I just did your fuckin podcast. Snakes in the grass boy I tell ya 🤣FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 26, 2018 Timberwolves star Butler has minor surgery on hand Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After about a minute, the conversation moved on to basketball and Durant no longer seemed upset.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team A reporter takes video of Kevin Durant during a training camp for USA basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Kevin Durant was a recent guest on Portland guard C.J. McCollum’s podcast, which wound up leading to a bizarre Twitter exchange where McCollum called Durant’s decision to sign with Golden State two summers ago “soft.”“I still think the b word is harsh and shouldn’t be used. . He know that decision was soft but I respect it. It’s like getting jumped with ur brothers by a gang you should’ve beat then joining the gang that jumped u and ur brothers 2 months later & forgetting about your bros,” said McCollum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Teenager killed in Aurora Public Road accident

first_imgBy: Indrawattie NatramThe Cunjah family of Pomona Housing Scheme, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), is mourning the death of their teenaged family who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident Thursday evening on the Aurora Public Road.Dead: Major Cunjah, also known as “Kevin”Dead is Major Cunjah aka Kevin. The pillion rider Warner Prashad, 22, is nursing injuries at the Suddie Public Hospital and listed as stable. The incident occurred around 17:25 hours.Cunjah family related that Major along with his cousins went for a ride to Supenaam and upon returning they skidded off the road. She said the news came as a shock to the family.The two young adults were picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the hospital. Both Cunjah and Prashad sustained injuries to their head, feet and abdomen.The relatives related that it was an usual thing for the two boys to go for an evening ride to Supenaam.The deceased was described as a very loving and obedient child. He recently returned from the interior where he worked as a miner.Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Surujbally dodges questions,awaits audit findings

first_imgGECOM’s radio set fiascoDr Steve Surujbally, Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), which is currently consumed in allegations of deep-rooted corruption, is dodging questions regarding issues of financial irregularities plaguing the electoral body involving the procurement of 50 High Frequency (HF) Communication Radios and stationery from a Water Street businessman.State auditors earlier this month launched a major probe after the Audit Office of Guyana reportedly noticed discrepancies with the purchasing of 50 VHF communication radios by GECOM for close to $100 million, prior to the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections, raising concerns over the extraordinarily high cost of the equipment.When contacted Monday, Dr Surujbally said he prefers to await the findings of state auditors currently perusing the books of the commission: “We are awaiting the result of the audit; let the auditors tell us that has happened or that has not happened. Let us be clear on a matter. I cannot pronounce on a matter that is still being investigated.”He went on to attempt to exonerate himself from the fiasco by stating that he is not responsible for the financial affairs of the Commission, but rather the Chief Elections Officer, making particular reference to the 2011 General and Regional Elections from whence some of the fraud allegations stemmed.“In 2015 when we had the elections, the accounting officer is the Chief Elections Officer,” Dr Surujbally highlighted.In March 2014, Keith Lowenfield was appointed Chief Elections Officer and continues to serve in that capacity. Lowenfield could not be contacted Monday for a comment as calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.The radio sets were reportedly purchased for use during the 2015 General and Regional Elections, particular in the outlying regions; however, they were never put into use after it was discovered many of them were outdated and non-functional.GECOM reportedly sought quotations from several suppliers, both local and international, but handed the contract for the supply of the equipment to Mobile Authority, a company owned by a Water Street, Georgetown, businessman.There were reports that some of the equipment purchased were obsolete and therefore not covered by warranty.As a matter of fact, sections of the Guyanese media reported that the Australian-based manufacturer, Barrett Communications, distanced itself from the purchase, making it clear that while it had tendered through the Advanced Office Systems for the supply of new radio equipment for the 2015 elections; GECOM subsequently cancelled the order.Further, the company revealed that it had ceased to produce the equipment more than five years ago.Many questions are being raised as to why GECOM would choose to purchase such expensive equipment from a small company here and totally ignoring the manufacturer or authorised distributor of the equipment, which have implications for warranty.Meanwhile, more questionable procurements by the body surfaced at the weekend with fresh reports that the Commission doled out close to another $100 million to M-Tech Business Solutions, another company owned by the same Water Street businessman, this time for the supply of toners used for photocopiers and printers, office furniture and equipment, photo paper and scanners, printing accessories, and even Duracell batteries.According to reports, based on records available, GECOM may have been involved in some amount of contract splitting.Already the political Opposition issued a call for a full public disclosure of the final audit report.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s office in a statement, said that it noted with “deep concern” the allegations of irregularity and the implications of corruption in the procurement of the communication equipment and the “the corresponding silence” of both Dr Surujbally, and Lowenfield.last_img read more

O.J. Simpson book rights on the block

first_imgRosenberg ordered that the auction be held by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department since HarperCollins’ California offices are located in that county. Goldman’s father, Fred, had accused Simpson in a separate federal suit of creating Lorraine Brooke so he could hide money from the book and TV deal and not allow the Goldmans to seize the profits. The suit was dismissed and is under appeal. Galanter contends that the company is owned by Simpson’s four children. “We are the buyer of last resort, and the reason is to prevent the rights going back to O.J. Simpson,” Cook said. “The rights will be sold.” A phone message left Tuesday for Simpson’s attorney, Yale Galanter, was not immediately returned. Goldman’s family has been trying to collect a $33.5 million civil judgment from Simpson in a decade-old wrongful-death lawsuit. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered the book rights to be auctioned off with proceeds from the auction and any subsequent book profits turned over to Goldman’s family. Judge Gerald Rosenberg also ruled that the rights of Lorraine Brooke Associates, a Florida-based company that struck the book deal with HarperCollins, a division of News Corp., be included in the auction. The rights to the canceled O.J. Simpson book “If I Did It” will be auctioned off April 17. The book, in which Simpson explains how he might have committed the killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has been the subject of a legal battle between the former NFL star and Goldman’s family. The book and companion TV interview were never released amid public outrage. Notice of the auction, to be held by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, has been sent to publishers, Hollywood studios and talent agencies, said Goldman family attorney David Cook. It’s unknown who will bid on the rights, but Cook said the Goldmans will do so if needed. last_img read more

Damning Man United view: ‘Bluffer Van Gaal is making it up as he goes along’

first_img“Louis van Gaal is a bluffer and making it up as he goes along.”That’s the view of former England and Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh after he watched Manchester United limp to a 1-1 draw with West Ham on Sunday afternoon.The Red Devils have struggled to impress under the Dutchman since his arrival at Old Trafford last summer and have won just half of their 24 games in the Premier League this season.“I looked at the Manchester United players and supposed system before the game and it looks to me like Louis van Gaal is a bluffer,” Marsh told the Sports Bar. “He’s making it up as he goes along.“There were three games there with Phil Jones taking corner kicks from the left-hand side. Now Wayne Rooney is playing on the right and Angel di Maria playing wherever he wants, whenever he wants.“Adnan Januzaj is on the left, who has then got the hump. The whole system of the team is out of sorts. I think Van Gaal, even though he’s had all these accolades over the years, has been found out and is bluffing his way through it.“It’s impossible to understand him,” he added. “Juan Mata is a fantastic player, who could fill that midfield role and then he could move Rooney up front alongside Robin van Persie or Radamel Falcao.“Both of them [Van Persie and Falcao] should be dropped to be honest. They are having nightmare seasons. Rooney is their best player, how in the world is he not playing up front is beyond me.”last_img read more

Etoile edge 10-man Ahly in bad-tempered CAF CL battle

first_imgAhly had to play all but 13 minutes of the Group B showdown a man short after defender Ayman Ashraf was red-carded for a dangerous challenge.The visiting team won more possession than Etoile, despite being numerically disadvantaged, but rarely threatened goalkeeper Achraf Kerir at the 60,000-capacity Stade Olympique.When the Cairo club were awarded a late free-kick within scoring distance, defender Ahmed Fathy blazed the ball high and wide.The clash between two of the most successful clubs in CAF competitions became increasingly bad tempered as the second half progressed with the Botswana referee extremely lenient.Ahly have won a record 19 CAF titles, including the premier Champions League competition an unparalleled eight times.Etoile are the only club to have won all five past and present CAF competitions: the Champions League, Confederation Cup, Super Cup and the now defunct African Cup Winners Cup and CAF Cup.Meanwhile, Al Hilal of Sudan survived a late rally by Platinum of Zimbabwe to win the other Group B matchday one fixture 2-1 in Omdurman.– Tense finish –Mohamed Eldai scored both goals for twice Champions League runners-up Hilal before Never Tigere reduced arrears nine minutes from time to create a tense finish.Eldai had struck on 26 and 70 minutes for Hilal, who were shock winners over twice champions Enyimba of Nigeria in the final qualifying round.Hilal and Platinum, who also reached the group phase last season in their best previous showing, are expected to be also-rans with Etoile and Ahly advancing to the quarter-finals.A trend of tight tussles was also evident in the Group D opener with a superb Toufik Addadi goal giving JS Kabylie of Algeria a 1-0 win over V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo.Addadi dashed on to a pass and hammered the ball past V Club captain and goalkeeper Nelson Lukong from an acute angle on 66 minutes.The goal ended a 426-minute run by 39-year-old Cameroon-born Lukong without conceding since the Champions League began this season.It was no less than two-time African champions Kabylie deserved in their first appearance in the competition since reaching the 2010 semi-finals as they created more chances.There are two standout fixtures among the five on Saturday with TP Mazembe of DR Congo hosting Zamalek of Egypt and Raja Casablanca of Morocco at home to Esperance of Tunisia.Defending champions Esperance are seeking a record third consecutive title and fifth overall.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A file photo of Etoile Sahel midfielder Yassine Chikhaoui (R), whose goal beat Al Ahly of Egypt in a CAF Champions League Group B match Friday © AFP / SALAH LAHBIBIJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 30 – Veteran Yassine Chikhaoui scored to give Etoile Sahel of Tunisia a 1-0 win over 10-man Al Ahly of Egypt Friday as the CAF Champions League group phase kicked off.The 33-year-old midfielder controlled a superb long pass with his chest before slamming the ball past goalkeeper Mohamed el Shenawy after 50 minutes in the Tunis suburb of Rades.last_img read more

Leeds ‘make approach to sign’ free agent defender

first_img 2 2 A former Genoa player, Polenta represented Nacional in his homeland since first moving on loan in 2014, and then penning permanent terms two years later.However, he played his last game for the Montevideo club on June 10 and his Nacional contract expired at the end of that month. LATEST targets Leeds have reportedly made an approach to sign defender Diego Polenta, who is a free agent following his departure from Nacional last month.Polenta, the 26-year-old, is capable of playing anywhere along the back-line, though his natural position is at centre-back. Capped at various youth levels by Uruguay, he has also been called up by head coach of the senior side, Oscar Tabarez, though is yet to debut for La Celeste. RANKED Polenta played his final game for Nacional last month Various clubs are said to be interested in securing Polenta now he is a free agent, with Ovacion reporting Leeds are one of the teams who have approached the versatile defender.Atlas, of Mexico, and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad are two other sides believed to have offered Polenta deals, though it is reported he has ‘not yet reached an agreement with any team’. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ three-way race IN DEMAND Latest transfer news Polenta captained Nacional, and he could still return to the Montevideo club targets It is further stated Polenta could return to Nacional despite the expiration of his contract, as the club do not considering the player’s chapter at Gran Parque Central ‘closed’.last_img read more