first_imgFlying in from Tapini via helicopter this morning, the Baton continued from Bereina station being welcomed by hundreds of excited students and traditional dancers swaying in their grass skirts to the beat of their kundu drums.There, CEO of Kairuku, Victor Tsinabi officially welcomed the team.He said it was an honour for the people of Kairuku to be a part of history.From there, the Baton was passed on to the runners to take it out of the station and onto the trans highway.Students, prominent businessmen and athletes from the area were all given the chance to carry the Baton.The Baton passed through several villages including Inauaia and Biotou where more students lined the road to welcome the Baton and Relay Team.The handover takeover of the Baton at Hisiu village was done with a colourful display of dancing and more singing.The Baton continues its journey to Sogeri tomorrow morning.last_img read more

first_imgThey defeated Defence Hawks 9:13:67-5:4:34 today at the University of PNG oval as the competition resumed after three weeks. Magpies took the chance to score three goals and three behinds in the first quarter against Hawks’ weak defence.Hawks came from behind in the second quarter to level the score 28 all but failed to score in the third quarter.Fifth placed Magpies showed class as they dominated the third and fourth quarter.Magpies increased pace scoring three goals and four behinds taking the lead 50-28 after the third quarter.The boys from Gerehu sailed through the fourth quarter kicking two more goals and five behinds taking them to victory.In other results, the A Reserve division saw Central Bombers thrash Taurama Suns 11:1:67-0:4:2 and Hawks defeated Magpies 7:4:46-3:1:19.last_img read more

first_imgPlaying behind a forward pack that totally dominated their opposition in running for over 500 more metres in hit-ups in Saturday night’s semi-final, Granville played 52 minutes and a key role in getting his forwards over the advantage line with searching runs from dummy-half.Seven days earlier the 26-year-old struggled to keep pace in the biggest game of his young NRL career but said it was a valuable lesson in preparing to take on the Sharks in their sudden-death encounter in Townsville.”I was ready for it last week but just that extra game helps,” Granville told NRL.com.”I was still a bit tired towards the end of the first half but we had a lot of ball which helped us and our forwards did a great job for us.”Probably just learnt that the speed of the finals is more intense.”In his first full year in the NRL Granville’s next assignment is to find a way to quell the influence of the man he – and almost everyone else in rugby league – nominates as the best hooker in the game today.Twenty-four hours before Granville was caught short against Brisbane, Storm captain Cameron Smith was engineering an upset win over the Roosters that secured his team a much-needed week off and a preliminary final on home turf.The challenge for Granville and his Cowboys teammates is to show the same kind of calmness under pressure that has become synonymous with the Storm, Maroons and Kangaroos captain throughout his decorated career.”He’s tough and he stays composed. He doesn’t get too flustered and just controls the game really well,” Granville said of Smith.”In the intensity of the finals you seem to get a bit flustered but I just try to concentrate on doing my role as best I can for the team because everyone’s role’s different.”Every time I see him play he’s one to watch. He’s the best hooker I think so he’ll be dangerous. He’s so creative around there and he’ll definitely be one to watch.”The laconic former Bronco has assimilated seamlessly into the laidback lifestyle of North Queensland but said he had noticed a change in the energy around town ahead of their home final against the Sharks.With the Cowboys now in just their third preliminary final in the club’s history – and first since 2007 – his dream of playing in an NRL Grand Final is now a step closer to reality.”I noticed a bit of a change,” Granville said of the pre-game build-up.”Support up here is massive but before training and stuff they’d line up for tickets and we knew we were going to get a big crowd and they were really helpful [on Saturday night].”To play some regular footy was my main goal but everyone’s dream is to play in a grand final and that’s all our players’ dream and ultimate goal is to get to that GF.”We’ve got to do a job this weekend and they’re going to be extremely tough down there in Melbourne.”last_img read more

first_imgThe decision was made at PNG Netball’s Annual General Meeting held in Alotau.PNG Netball president Julienne Leka-Maliaki said Babao-O’Neill’s appointment was a timely and positive step for the empowerment and development of women in sport in the country.“It presents great opportunities for PNG Netball to leverage under her ambassadorship and therefore we are excited about this support and the journey ahead,” said Leka-Maliaki.Babao-O’Neill said she was honoured to be the patron of a sport that has a far reaching impact on women and girls.“It has empowered many women and girls producing great role models and allowing our young girls to dream to be the best they can be.“The sport of netball is a platform to have a healthy happy life instilling essential virtues and values,” said Babao-O’Neill.last_img read more

first_imgRoger, In addition, he has not distributed his goals too much. Is a streak forward. Their eight targets you have marked them in just five games (three doublets). Also, except in the derby with Valencia, whenever mark, The uprising win. This happened against him Villarreal (2-1), when he celebrated two goals; Leganes (1-2); Mallorca (2-1) and Celtic (2-1), when he signed his last double of this football course. This season has marked eight goals and is in the third ranks of gunners, just behind Messi and Benzema, and on par with Ángel, Chimy Ávila, Gerard, Loren and Lucas Pérez. But Roger has celebrated these eight goals, performing only 13 auctions Between the three sticks. He is one of LaLiga’s most effective strikers: a 61.5% of the shots the goal ends in goal. Because out of the three sticks he has only finished eight more times. In total, only 21 attempts to shoot the opposite frame. In addition, it arrives stuck. Signed two doublets in the last three games of 2019. Valencia, in the derby, and Celtic You can give a good account of it. Just now that in the Athletic There is no talk of anything other than a striker who arrives to alleviate the equipment lacks facing the rival goal, a Metropolitan appears a man in whose DNA a word is written: goal. Roger Martí, nickname on Gunman, tomorrow will threaten Jan Oblak, LaLiga’s least scoring goalkeeper.The nine of the Levant ended 2019 with the tuned gunpowder and he wants to start the new year in the same way, this time in a big square. Their numbers scare. his best antidote, what no auction to goal. Because if he does, the goal is almost assured.center_img The Roger’s effectiveness contrasts with that of many other dedicated strikers in the category. Without going further, Álvaro Morata, which he will face tomorrow. The Madrid has done seven goals, only one less than the Valencian. Yes, it has needed 37 auctions a goal, 20 of them between the three suits. Therefore the success rate of the Spanish international is 35% just counting the attempts that have gone between the three sticks.last_img read more

first_imgThe session will last one hour on the turf of the Itthitad in which Valencia and Madrid worked yesterday. In principle, the Catalans were going to train at Al Ahli, like Atlético, but the state of the turf of this second place is more precarious and would not have endured the training of two teams with just a few hours apart. That’s why he chose Itthitad. But reaching him has been a maze. The Culé team was scheduled to arrive at the Itthitad camp at 5:45 p.m. (3:45 p.m. Spanish time). Valverde and Busquets would then speak to the media and then the culé team would train for the semifinal but an unforeseen disrupted all plans.Half an hour after the scheduled time, the bus that led to the technician and the middle center had not yet reached the training center. The Barca expedition was divided into two. In one car were Valverde and Busquets, which in theory had to arrive before the field to offer press conferences and in another, the rest of the workforce. But there was a setback. The driver of the car that carried the Txingurri and the player headed to King Abdullah Sports stadium instead of the Ittihad field (40 minutes away) and was lost in a city of infernal traffic, with schizophrenic traffic jams and horns in each corner. The other bus, with the rest of the staff, arrived at the scheduled time (4:30 pm). Because of this, the press conferences of Busquets and Valverde, scheduled before training, were postponed to later.last_img read more

first_imgThe coach of Huesca believes that Pablo Insua is a high level center for Segunda and after taking care of him during the recovery of his injury in the cruciate ligament of his knee, he did not consider his departure opportune. In addition, the signing of another central would also require a certain period of acclimatization and the player assigned by Schalke has been assimilating the message of Míchel for several months. The Madrid coach convinced the sports management that his departure was counterproductive and managed to persuade the zagueror offering minutes in the second round of the championship and that long-awaited premiere arrived last Sunday at the Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo. Pablo Insua is living a lively market. The center was recovered from the injury that had left him last year in the dry dock and He felt the need to leave Huesca for minutes. The opportunity arose when Fernando Vázquez knocked on the door of the Galician central and the defender did not hesitate to give an affirmative answer to the one who was his supporter in professional football who asked him to return to Deportivo in order to save the team. The operation seemed on track and even Huesca asked about possible substitutes, but Míchel refused flatly. In addition, Huesca has a purchase option on the 26-year defense. Last August, the Oscenses managed to renew the cession of the footballer with Schalke and they showed that they bet strongly on the player by acquiring the possibility of seizing their rights at the end of this season. Insua is very grateful to the entity from Osca for the patience they have had with their injury and faces the second round with the illusion of earning a place in the axis of defense.Polished will play with maskJorge Pulido can start training normally this Wednesday despite suffering a fracture in the cheekbone. The player will use a custom mask from tomorrow which will protect the damaged area and can play this Saturday’s game against Lugo. The one who will not be able to play against the Galician team is Luisinho, who accumulated his tenth yellow card of the season and will leave his place to Javi Galán.last_img read more

first_imgAcclimatization to the Premier: “I also had bad times with injuries. The first year was hard because I had an injury in the fifth metatarsal.”Wolves: “My intention is always to help the team. I started as a lane, also as a striker against City in Manchester. He trusted the coach one hundred percent and every time I do different things.”Physical training: “When I was 16, I had a pubalgia problem because it was explosive and my muscles suffered in braking. Then I started working. In physicists I do a specific job to be more powerful.”Liverpool, next opponent: “I think you have to play the game. Nobody comes out thinking they have already lost. Liverpool is clearly a favorite to win the Premier and it is true that it is well on track.”Spain Call: “Yes, I would like to be summoned again with Spain. I am grateful to Robert Moreno and every player is available to go. With Mali I have already spoken and I have everything clear with them. I have never gone with Mali and never told them that I would go with they are like that for now. “I return to spain: “My intention is to be one of the best players in England and then of course I would like to come back.”And Barça ?: “I have no grudge against Barça. Why not. If Madrid or Barça comes, I would consider it.” Adama Traoré, about to turn 24, went through the microphones of the SER chain in the program The spar to talk about his tumultuous departure from Barcelona, ​​his experience in English football and the call of Robert Moreno for the Spanish National Team. The fastest of the Premier: “I know from the GPS that put us in training. I’m the fastest on the team and I’m going too fast, that’s what they tell me.”Barça Debut: “I was there for ten years and I have good memories. I went through Neymar”Departure from the club culé: “There were certain problems with the club. Misunderstandings and I decided to go out and want to grow as a player. I’d rather not talk about the history I had with the club. I didn’t go out in the best way but it was a decision I made and I don’t regret it.”last_img read more

first_img* Data updated as of March 4, 2020 It wasn’t his debut as a player blue, but the match began as a defensive pivot, escorted by Ross Barkley Y Matthew Kovacic (later Mason Mount would enter the Croatian, injured). 47 “He is only short in stature but huge in personality. People deserve to talk about him after the performance he has had.” They are words of Frank Lampardtechnician Chelsea, on Billy Gilmour. And is that the young Scottish 18 year old was last night MVP of the meeting of FA Cup in which his team defeated the Liverpool 2-0 (third loss in a month). Gilmour seemed like a veteran since the beginning of the match, despite the fact that he had soccer players the likes of Peanut, Salah, Firmino, Fabinho, Robertson or Van dijk. He signed neither many nor assists, but his delivery in the field was more than remarkable. He did not hide and asked for the ball at all times, being the most creative player on the grass. “An amazing performance”, said the Chelsea coach, which seems that from now on he will be more often with him, since yesterday’s game He has only participated in six meetings with the first team during this course.Daniel Leal Olivas & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Chelsea players, Billy Gilmour and Ross Barkley, during a match.Daniel Leal Olivas (AFP) Premier League It came from the quarry of Rangers In 2017 and after its renovation last September, it has a contract until 2023, proof that the English club is aware of its potential and that it wants to secure its future.last_img read more

first_imgRaúl García has two Europa League, one League, one Cup, and one European Super Cup and one in Spain. He raised the Cup in 2013, against Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu, in one of the few final losses lost by the meringues in the present century. Navarre midfielder jumped into the field in minute 113 replacing Koke. He played a total of 47 games that season and scored nine goals among all competitions.His challenge is capitalized: he knows a path he wants to take with another club, an Athletic that has not lifted the Cup for 36 years. Raúl touched the idyll with this trophy in the 2003-04 season, when he lost the final in the youth category, at the hands of the coach Cuckoo Ziganda and with colleagues like Monreal, before the Spanish. In the semifinals they eliminated the Barcelona from Messi.Since he made the leap to First from the hand of Javier Aguirre On October 24, 2004 in a 0-3 defeat, against Barcelona, ​​he has not stopped giving lessons in ambition. At 33, the Navarrese will play his 200 official match with Athletic today. He has 56 goals. That figure makes him the fourth top scorer of the current squad behind Aduriz (172), Muniain (59) and Williams (58). In addition, he is the second player with the most victories in the history of LaLiga (221) without having played either in Madrid or Barça. Among all the players who survive in this edition of the Cup, only four can boast of having lifted the trophy. Well, actually only one has it in his showcase having been a main protagonist: Raul Garcia. Yes because Illarramendi, currently in the Real society, he won it with him Real Madrid but he had very little to Ancelotti. In fact, he played only five minutes in the final that Madrid won in Mestalla in 2014 before the Barça (1-2), that of the race of Bale before Bartra. He was his partner Diego Llorente, a very young boy from Castile who looked out for the first team sporadically. Now try to grab the title with the txuri-urdin. Something similar happened to Montoro, currently in the Pomegranate, in 2008, when he was at the Mestalla but he also acted in a match with Valencia, so he proudly has part of the Copa che before the Getafe in the Calderon. Isak (Germany), Monreal (England), Januzaj (England), Machís (Venezuela) and Gonalons (France) have won them in other countries and look forward to doing so in Spain.last_img read more