Snax Tigers lead table after round 2

first_imgThis comes off a bye and a win over the SNS Port Moresby Vipers on Sunday at the National Football Stadium. The Tigers are on 4 points.Also tied on 4 competition points are the second placed Bintangor Goroka Lahanis and the Agmark Rabaul Gurias who sit third on the ladder.Points for and against has put them behind the Tigers.The only two teams who are yet to register any competition points are the SNS Port Moresby Vipers and the TNA LionsThe ladder after round 2 is:Snax Lae Tigers (4), Bintangor Goroka Lahanis (4), Agmark Rabaul Gurias (4), Wamp Nga Hagen Eagles (3), PRK Gulf Isapea (3), Kemele Hela Wigmen (2), EPG Mioks (2), PRK Mendi Muruks (1), Waghi Tumbe (1), SNS Port Moresby Vipers (0), TNA Lions (0).last_img

Commentators told to pronounce Pacific rugby players’ names correctly

first_imgNRL education and wellbeing manager Nigel Vagana told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat the onus is on commentators and broadcast networks to educate themselves.”It should be a given for any person that your name is said properly, whether you’re in the NRL or not. It’s a sign of respect,” the former player said.”From an NRL perspective we have the capacity to put pressure on these media outlets to at least acknowledge the damage they’re doing to some of these individuals and communities when [names] aren’t said correctly.”If that isn’t taken seriously or it doesn’t improve, then we’ve got to look at more drastic measures to make sure it does.”New Zealand’s Pacific Islands Media Association said it complained to Australia’s Fox Sports about alleged mispronunciations after its broadcast of the Pacific Rugby League Internationals earlier this month.Fox Sports has declined to comment.’It’s definitely insulting’Mr Vagana said he believed broadcasters were getting better at getting names right, but he understood why Polynesian and Melanesian communities can be aggrieved if they hear mistakes.”I think it’s definitely insulting when somebody doesn’t say your name correctly, regardless of what your background is,” he said.”Whether it’s malicious or racist, that’s the opinion that some people have. For me personally, I don’t think it’s that’s way.”I think it’s probably more ignorance, if anything, and lack of exposure to opportunities to be able to be educated on correct pronunciations.”He said the NRL includes phonetic pronunciation of players’ names in media guides and he invites commentators to approach him if they are unsure.”There are a couple of commentators in the past few years that have contacted me directly when they’re umm-ing and aah-ing about a certain Polynesian name,” he said.”We talk it through and then they go off on their merry way.”Mr Vagana said believed a simple solution is for NRL clubs to include audio pronunciations on player profiles on their websites, where it would be “accessible to anyone and everyone”.last_img read more

“I didn’t like my team”

first_imgQuique Setién spoke after the game against Ibiza at a press conference. These were his opinions. -I give credit to Ibiza. Is not easy. They have done very well and it has cost us. We have not had that clairvoyance. They have seen a goal in favor and that complicates things. We know that you don’t succeed at the beginning. They have tilted, they have not closed.-What role do you have for Ansu?-It is a player with great conditions and we will see how it evolves in our way of understanding things. It will have more or less prominence depending on what we are seeing.-It seemed that there was a lack of deep clearance. How do you rate it?-We have decided to put Junior Central and put him a little where Jordi Alba. We thought that Ibiza was going to retreat, but it cost us because its sides jumped. But then it has been different because the rival team has grown more tired.Is the first hour good?-Do not. I did not like it, but I understand the difficulties that one finds in matches like this. An aggressive team that has closed us well and that has not been easy. I would have loved that we would have been more precise and that it would have been better for us but this match will be good for us. Because when you do things wrong, you have improved them.Have you asked for more depth to the strikers?-Yes. But in the first part it has been complicated. The depth should have been more lateral.Doesn’t he worry that he didn’t shoot until the 70th minute?-I say so. Ibiza has played a great game. They have worked hard. I have seen some of their matches and I have not seen them play with this intensity. But I always warn my players that this will be so. We must give them merit. We have not been as inspired and clairvoyant as I would have liked. -Why did you raise that starting match?-This is a strong team that has made a great game at the defensive level and has had the success of scoring 1-0. That has given him confidence. We have been inaccurate. There have been losses, we have given them life and it has not been easy. I give an important merit to the rival. But when you have the ball wear the opponent and we have had the success of scoring. I am happy. We have not been clear but it has not been an easy match.-What positive aspects of your team do you stay with?-The other day, in the first game, we had more control of everything. Today we made inaccuracies, we had losses, and that we want to avoid. But there are players who have rushed a bit against a team that has locked himself well. That gives us distrust.– Have you seen outside at any time?-Lose and draw is always an option. More when it’s just one match. If we had to play in our field. They are trap parties. It is an important option. We have not had peace of mind.– What do you attribute that it has only been thrown three times at the door?last_img read more

“I am not completely satisfied”

first_imgBeing in a home game and thinking that it would be comfortable I chose to line up players with more tables. It has helped me to save time.Not being satisfied what you mean?In the second we did some things well and controlled the game, but there are many things to improve and it is better to do it since the victory. I am not satisfied only with the result. We have rushed, we have lost the ball very fast and when there are losses there are problems.What do you prefer for the draw?I have no preference. I buy it at home, but whatever comes we will face it with the same seriousness and energy.How have you seen De Jong?Frenkie is a very receptive player. It puts a lot of interest in understanding things. We send you to interior areas and it does very good things and others will understand you better. He has made an extraordinary match just like Arthur.Would a Classic now be too soon?If it touches we will face it with guarantees, we will surely give the level.How important is the strategy game?We do not spend much time preparing strategies in the field, but on the board. Clément’s movement has been extraordinary and as they are so good we are right. We do not rehearse in the field.How will you use Dembélé?It has a specialist conditions. We will try to get the most out of it. You can give us a lot where you play. He feels more comfortable outside and will give us a lot. We expect the performance to be continuous. Quique Setién appeared before the media in the press room after the overwhelming defeat of Barcelona by 5 to 0 against Leganés in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Why did you return to the 4-3-3 drawing?We wanted to set five players of them. They also incorporate their sides and we could defend better. We have done very well in the first 20-25 minutes. It is true that they could harm us, but we have done many things well but I am not entirely satisfied. We found the goal, but we lost control of the game and gave them a lot of life. It was when we had to control the game.Do you find it difficult to know that you will not sign a forward?I will be calm. There is a risk of injury and it cannot be controlled. I am used to working with what I have. It could not be, the market has not given anything and we will also recover Dembélé, who is going to leave.Will the defense of three return?It may be seen again. You have to analyze the matches. The drawings will change many times, even during the match. I almost changed it to half a game today.Why such a starting lineup?last_img read more

Halep: “If Muguruza played like that every day it would be number one”

first_imgSimona described Garbiñe, who has received, with this, 4 instances on onerous monitor, as “an excellent champion”. “He is aware of the right way to win the Grand Slams, the right way to win titles. It’s OK now. All of us have troublesome durations and he or she. She had performed properly right here earlier than. “Halep was very sorry for the defeat, for having misplaced his serve within the twelfth recreation of the second set: “Shedding like that hurts extra, undoubtedly. I’m harm now, I’ve to confess it. However life goes on. I believe perhaps I might have been a bit of braver on the details.”he acknowledged. “Possibly I received a bit defensive on these balls and I couldn’t take over the purpose,” he continued. “She took off very properly within the vital moments. My stays weren’t superb. I believe it was a superb match for each of us, however in the long run she was stronger. Within the vital moments, he played with a bit of extra braveness, “he concluded. Simona Halep acknowledged the prevalence of Garbiñe Muguruza after falling defeated by the Spanish within the semifinals of the ladies’s crew of the Australian Open. The Romanian was very blunt when speaking about her rival’s efficiency: “If I played like this every day, it would most likely be number one.” Then he clarified his assertion: “However it is troublesome to know. Consistency within the circuit is a very powerful and essentially the most troublesome.”last_img read more

“The weird thing is that Messi didn’t score, not that he scores four goals”

first_imgWhat rating do you make of the match?We know that they don’t need much to make you a goal. From 1-0 they have played comfortable, without rushing. They make you doubt a lot, both driving and inside. With 3-0 we had nothing to do, just compete. Clear result. LaLiga Santander * Data updated as of February 22, 2020center_img What can we say about Messi?Until the first goal has touched few balls, but when it touches it it hurts a lot. I don’t think he felt bad when I said he was a bastard because he always knows how to dose himself on the pitch.How have you seen Orellana?There are times that he leaves the games, he has to get more, but he is an important player for us.Is Messi unstoppable?The strange thing was that he didn’t score goals. The normal is this. It is very good and faces many times. Show how big it is every week.last_img read more

Garin is crowned in Rio

first_imgIn an hour and 35 minutes Garin managed to beat Gianluca Mager in two units by 7-6 (3) and 7-5, in order to be crowned for the primary time in his ATP 500 race and attain his greatest place in the world rating, which will likely be from this Monday 18th of the world. The Chilean started the sport aggressively and sophisticated Mager that he didn’t discover a solution, so he rapidly superior 3-Zero at the beginning of the primary set, however the Italian wakened and achieved a streak of video games that led to the definition of the primary sleeve to the tiebreak On this definition for the primary set, the Chilean took benefit of his serve and went forward making the most of the large quantity of unforced errors that Mager made all through the sport, because of this Garin took the tiebreaker 7-Three and outlined in a great way for the second set. Within the second spherical, Garin went forward on his serve, however the Italian broke him and confirmed the break to get forward 3-1. The Chilean endured till the top and managed to interrupt in the tenth sport to increase the definition, any longer Garin confirmed his expertise to take the sport with a break in the twelfth sport.With this victory Garin, from Monday will attain his greatest place in the world rating that would be the quantity 18 in the world, in addition to getting for the primary time in his profession an ATP 500 title, thus including to the opposite tournaments achieved by the Chilean. Cristian’s subsequent problem will likely be on the ATP 250 in Santiago, which can start this Thursday, February 27. The Chilean is nonetheless ready to fulfill his rival that will likely be revealed after the match between Andrej Martin and Alejandro Davidovich.last_img read more

Medvedev moves to FIFA 20

first_imgMany tennis gamers have shared good footage within the final days by way of social networks, exhibiting their followers totally different challenges (comparable to tapping a rest room paper) and video games wielding a racket throughout confinement.The final to contribute his grain of sand has been Daniil Medvedev, who shared together with his followers a little bit of his home life with a stay sport of FIFA 20. Curiously, the Russian famous in 2018 that stopped spending numerous hours on this online game to focus definitively on his tennis profession, which was great in accordance to his outcomes final season. For this digital duel, Medvedev selected Bayern Munich, whereas his rival selected the final champion of the Champions League, Liverpool led by Jürgen Klopp. Issues didn’t go properly for Daniil as he misplaced the sport 2-1. They are going to in all probability do higher when the coronavirus takes a breather and the motion resumes on the tennis courts …last_img read more

There will be no Wimbledon in 2020 due to the coronavirus

first_imgThe chief sees it unfeasible to maintain the event given the difficulties flying followers would have. “It could be surreal to think about that with the flight restrictions we’ve, a global tennis event can be held with a whole lot and 1000’s of individuals touring of all the world. It could be unthinkable “The principle occasion of the grass season, which was scheduled from June 29 to July 12 at the All England Membership, would have made this resolution after rejecting the chance of enjoying behind closed doorways and a attainable postponement. In the occasion that the cancellation of the event was made official, it might be the first time that Wimbledon had not been held since 1945, when it was not disputed due to World Struggle II. The Wimbledon event will not be held in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Ready for the event to formally announce it All through this week (they’re anticipated to achieve this this Wednesday), the vice chairman of the German Tennis Federation, Dirk Hordoff, assured Sky Sports activities that the resolution has already been made.Hordoff claimed that the London Grand Slam will make that call given the present scenario. “Wimbledon acknowledged that they might have a gathering subsequent Wednesday the place they might make the ultimate resolution. I’m a part of the board of the ATP and the WTA. The required selections have already been made and Wimbledon will resolve on its cancellation on Wednesday. There is no doubt about it. It’s vital in this example. “last_img read more