On the possibility that the match can be Dispute only with local fans, as requested by the Federation of Peñas del Getafe, the mayor was in favor of looking for other formulas, even if they are not your competition. “We are open to other alternatives, but we want them to be adopted by the competent authorities, the health authorities. The criterion of prudence and, above all, not creating alarm for society is what the city council is following and what I ask of the citizenship,” Sara Hernández said, after presenting the project of a sports center for refugees in Getafe with the support of the Spanish Olympic Committee.“The coronavirus is an element that we cannot lose sight of. I am not going to enter into any controversy, what I am going to do is to support the team and without a doubt to transfer all the support to the blue tide that Getafe runs permanently. In health matters, we must understand the concern that exists in a part of society and calmly and serenely try to solve it “, concluded the mayor. The mayor of Getafe understands the “prudence” of Health to close Coliseum. “The position of the town hall and the people of Getafe is to support the club because in those games we want to overcome the tie and access the next round”said Sara Hernandez, about the second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League.“The position of the city council is respectful and to follow the instructions given by the Ministry of Health. I understand that the criterion of prudence is important, but in sports our team has all the support”he commented. Sara Hernández, mayor of Getafe, said Thursday that she understands the “prudence criterion” decreed by the Ministry of Health for certain sporting events, such as the Getafe-Inter in Milan that have decided to be behind closed doors, and sent a message of “support to the club and the fans” azulones before such an important meeting.Due to the coronavirus epidemic, with an important source of infection in northern Italy, the Ministry of Health decided a few days ago that the Getafe-Inter in Milan to be held on Thursday, March 19 at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum is behind closed doors to avoid the possible arrival of Italian fans from a risk zone.
The Ghanaian’s lack of signature on those papers that have been on his table since October is due, it is feared, to his intention to listen to offers. At least that, listening to them, something that makes the Cholo tremble for whom Thomas is irreplaceable. Last summer, even when the rumors about Rodrigo’s possible march to the Premier, City of Guardiola, increased, he remained firm: the undisputed of the two was Thomas. Atlético, for the moment, have always waited calmly, although the months go by and that long-awaited signature does not arrive. “My agent is talking to the club. Sometimes we don’t have what we want, but I hope that everything turns out well,” said the footballer a few weeks ago, to which he added a “it is a pride to attract the attention of more teams and that It motivates me. It makes me feel like I’m doing things right and keep improving. Leave? Sometimes it is not only the player’s decision, also the club’s. If Atlético loves me, I’ll be here until they don’t love me and then we’ll see what we do “that could have a disturbing reading. That” sometimes is not just the player’s decision “. Obsesses in the PremierBecause, what is written, Arsenal and United are going to launch for him this summer. They have him as Simeone in their plans, a priority. “There is a lot of interest in his signature”, he considered in Mail Online in his information, to which he added the fundamental role of the Ghanaian in the rojiblanco team since Gabi left. “He has managed to fill the void”, he affirmed, flattering capital, for what I get carries implicit. Thomas is, at this time, and before the coronavirus-forced break, the third most used soccer player by Simeone this season, the second on the field (behind Saúl and Oblak), with 2,859 minutes. The offer has been on the table for Thomas Partey for months. An offer from Atlético de Madrid with a rise in salary and a clause to make him one of the footballers in the squad at the salary level of what he is on the field: essential. Its termination now sounds cheap, 50 million, affordable for club in England living obsessed with Ghanaian. Manchester United and Arsenal, for example, especially. The English press woke up today, Mail Online, with the concern of both for the rojiblancas intentions that this contract be signed in the coming weeks. A contract that would shield him, € 100 million clause, and extend his contract beyond 2023, when it ends now, in addition to putting a millionaire salary.
The quarantine for Madrid CFF players has one major exception. Your player Estela Fernández Pablos will not be able to carry it out as she has to fulfill her other profession, that of the National Police. The Madrid footballer, who becomes one of the few players in the First Iberdrola who is not justly complying with confinement, confesses to AS that she is working “in complete madness.” The white attacker has been combining football for three years with her career as a National Police, a profession that he shares with his father, who also instilled in him a passion for soccer. “My father has been an example of life and since he was little he took me to watch his games. While he was playing I took my first steps with the ball,” Estela said. Estela, who also has a law degree, relates in statements to AS that her day to day in this health crisis is being a non-stop, interspersing his Police shifts with the physical training they have given him from Madrid CFF to stay in shape as an athlete. The player, who works at the Parla Police Station, also explains to this newspaper the security measures she is taking to protect herself from COVID-19. “I try to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health: mask, hand hygiene, protect our eyes, wash our clothes well, or shower as soon as the shift is over. We do not know if it will be enough or we will already be contaminated, but we do what we can,” he says. Estela, which adds: “They are complicated days in which many emotions come together but everything happens and the end is getting closer and closer.”It is not the first hole that the midfielder with an offensive profile of the Madrid CFF, team in which he ended up two seasons ago from Rayo Vallecano. Estela has suffered an injury this course that affected her regularity at the beginning of the course. Already recovered, she was pursuing her best level, the one that led her with ten goals to become top scorer for the Madrid team in the previous campaign. “Soccer is medicine for the head and, of course, this would be something else if I could vent myself with a ball. Now I have to settle for my gym attempt and team video calls, “she highlights about how she is carrying her quarantine, in which she has become yet another heroin to fight COVID-19.
On the one hand, it stands the general crisis derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has precipitated an ERTE in Cornellà-El Prat and which will lead to a market below expectations. On the other hand, the real possibility of a descent to Second, and with it the need to seek income to balance the accounts. Rejected last July by Espanyol its transfer to Bayern Munich, and after sounding a few weeks ago as Everton’s future, Marc Roca would now have a suitor that it would be serious, according to Sport would already have an offer, such as Arsenal. A solvent source assured AS that there is such interest, but another voice also affirms to this newspaper that the movement would have occurred in reverse, which would be the midfielder who has been offered to the ‘gunner’ club. Whether or not interest thrives, there is certainty. Despite the fact that the midfielder has a clause amounting to 40 million, the same to which Espanyol referred to the Bavarians now nine months ago (which cut off his departure) and that in theory there is peace of mind that they have two more seasons of contract, until 2022, Two elements summon the parakeet club to at least have to attend to any offer. AS already reported on March 16 the change of representative of Marc Roca for a more international agency, which did not have to imply a change of scene for the youth squad, U21 European champion in June 2019 and, Despite his discreet current season, indisputable with the three coaches that Espanyol has had: David Gallego, Pablo Machín and Abelardo Fernández.
Bojan Custic (Germany, 1994) is part of the staff Luka Jovic (22 years old) since the beginning of 2020. Of great importance to complement the physical preparation of the striker at Real Madrid, he has become vital during his confinement in Serbia. Through video calls and audiovisual material, everything, including food, is under control. And he talks about it in this interview with Diario AS. 18 Is it weighed daily, as in Valdebebas?Yes, every morning we do weight control and measurements of legs, hips, chest, arms …Have you lost kilos, have you gained them, is it the same …?He looks very good. I would say that it even weighs less than before the coronavirus.Are you in contact with the Madrid specialists?Not for the moment. Is it possible for a footballer to keep fit in this situation?It is possible that they maintain their physique, but they miss training sessions, the ball, being on the grass with their teammates… but, well, it is possible.How difficult is it to motivate a player who doesn’t even know when the competition will return?When the footballer you are with is a professional, there is no problem. Luka is very focused on our workouts, regardless of whether he is looking forward to going back to his teammates.Do you also control your diet?Yes. We make a meal plan and it has its restrictions, but it is not something new for him.What does it consist of?Makes three main meals plus two fruit intakes between them. Their diet, in general, includes many fruits and vegetables. “Jovic wants the Bernabéu to create his name. And he hopes to get it” Luka has not had an easy adaptation to Spanish football. Does this also cover the psychological part?There are a lot of people on his team talking to him to try to help him and he is doing great. You will demonstrate your true potential, you just need to be patient.What does it tell you about your future?He told me that he only wants to succeed at Real Madrid, have a great career and that the Bernabéu creates his name. And you are confident that you can do it. When did you start working with Luka Jovic?Two months ago.What was your routine like with him then?We focused on strength work, stretching, agility and speed for recovery after efforts.And now, with the quarantine?Luka works three hours a day at home. Every morning we have a routine of one hour and in the afternoon, two hours of high intensity, maximum demand.Does it give you days off?He doesn’t have days off to use because he has recovery every day, so he never “gets free” at all.Was I prepared for this?In his apartment he has a treadmill, an exercise bike and other equipment, so we use it for our workouts. We are doing very specific sessions for soccer players, thinking about the needs for their movements. Every 14 days we update your training and your physical condition.How would you define Luka physically?He is in top shape and feels good in everything.cust_fit & nbsp; (Instagram) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Luka Jovic, exercising during his confinement in Serbia.cust_fit (Instagram)
Carlos Moyá went by the Subidos a la Purple podcast with Álex Corretja and Javier Frana to assessment his beginnings in tennis and his profession on the circuit and his present work as a coach alongside Rafa Nadal.Moyá highlighted Nadal’s coaching capability and even revealed an anecdote that exhibits the involvement of the Manacorí when working towards. “When you find yourself nearer to them, the extra admirable they suppose what they do. It’s not possible to criticize Rafa for every little thing he has achieved and the perspective he has. When he performs I have the reassurance that he’ll give every little thing. Typically there’s I have to cease him in coaching. I go to the tournaments and to the coaching tracks I inform them to put us on a monitor the place somebody comes to throw us. Everybody asks for the other. I don’t need him to play greater than x time If the monitor is empty, it’s troublesome to cease him, though now he assimilates it extra. So you’ll be able to see how perfectionist and demanding Rafa is. It’s a pleasure to be with him. that within the sport there might be a battle. I would put my life in his arms.The Mallorcan additionally analyzed Nadal’s capacity to proceed bettering and his want to study. “It is rather open that it’s when it comes to listening, to preserve bettering. I suppose a lot about what I have to say as a result of when I joined the crew I already had 14 Grand Slam. I arrived after two dangerous years after his anxiousness in 2015 and the accidents of 2016 and the adjustments make it simpler for you to be extra open. The entire crew went collectively and noticed what Rafa may enhance. Everybody can enhance as a result of perfection in tennis doesn’t exist. I spoke with him and he was very onerous for the work. I’ve recognized since I was 11. We have skilled so many issues on and off the courtroom and that issue influences how you’re feeling in a sport. To see what a nice pal has achieved, it’s not possible to dwell with another person, simply with a son. It’s very troublesome to expertise one thing comparable when Rafa’s profession ends. “Moyá additionally analyzed how the tennis season is offered after the break. “It’s an unknown to know who have been hardest hit by the break. The older you might be, the much less time you have on the monitor. The children might be ready to get well earlier. Djokovic has suffered a lot as a result of he was on a streak and Rafa additionally as a result of the season of earth. The one which has come the least badly is Federer, as a result of the time he has chosen to bear surgical procedure … has allowed him to return like a rose. “ Moyá additionally reviewed his beginnings on the circuit and the way his development was. “I was clear that I needed to be a tennis participant. I suppose they noticed potential for me and Lorenzo Fargas proposed that I go to Barcelona when I was 14 years previous and my dad and mom refused when I was 14 years previous. I thought that the one train escaped however on the similar time I didn’t I burned when I was younger. I received tournaments in Mallorca and when I was 17 the chance got here with Alberto Tous and Juan Avendaño and I bought a scholarship at CAR Sant Cugat. The beginnings weren’t simple with tears and tears, you go from being the perfect in your space to be yet another, however I was overcoming obstacles. I was setting targets comparable to reaching an ATP level, being High-500, though typically you stalled. I lived what I had to dwell at 20 figuring out that at 40 I wouldn’t dwell it. Now I have to dwell different moments. My present self couldn’t train my self of 20 years in the past. I retired at 33, one of many oldest then. I was a kind of who least renounced issues. Such a strict regime isn’t down. It might hurt me However that allow me play extra years. “The Mallorcan additionally confessed what his tactic was to beat Corretja within the 1998 Roland Garros ultimate. “Two gamers have their plan and in the long run the one imposed by theirs wins. I would open you to the appropriate since you had higher backhand and in addition in the event you performed proper it was simpler for me to play proper too. If I shot you to the appropriate, your parallel has to be superb for me to reverse it and if it’s not superb, my subsequent one might be proper. contact the utmost variety of rights And I thought of that in case your first ball was from the appropriate, it will enable me to play from the appropriate too. I think about you have been making an attempt to keep away from my proper. I was not inquisitive about lengthening the purpose and with different gamers I was inquisitive about it. , since you wore me down extra. An extended sport was higher for you.Reviewing his most troublesome rivals, Moyá highlighted Corretja himself and Roger Federer. “Alex was a very troublesome opponent. He was on the bottom and he advanced on the quick monitor and indoors. He vastly improved the serve. He put you in bother and beat you. He was very sensible on the monitor. Ferrero was additionally very powerful and there have been all the time extra nerves. I may by no means beat Federer from foreigners. In Marseille 1999 he’s the perfect junior on the planet, 300 within the rating and I was three and he already beat me. If I know that it was the chance to beat him … I simply beat him in doubles in Rome 2007 with Nadal alongside Wawrinka and Federer. The Argentines have been powerful however Squillari and Puerta have been very powerful. “
Past the finishing postTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1700 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. BALLON D’OR LSteadman3 52.52. SHINE HPottinger4 56.0 11 1/2L3. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE ZMeikle 54.0 11 1/2L4. SEQUOYAH OnBeckford4 54.0 7LLate scratch : #4 LITTLEMISSEMMYWIN: $72.00Final Time : 1:47.4 Splits : 24.4, 47.4, 1:13.3,Winner : 4yo ch colt – FOREST DANGER – WAPTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : CHRISTOPHER M. BOORMAN & E. HALOUTE & S.NARINESINGH & M. ROBERTSBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $90.00 Ex: $108.00Trifecta: $80.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. MAMETA OFoster 53.52. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST DDawkins3 50.0 2 1/4L3. BRAVE HEART CBudhai 55.0 2 3/4L4. CONNOR JPatterson4 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $63.00, $1483.00, $131.00Final Time : 1:11.1 Splits : 24.1, 48.4Winner : 4yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – BISCAYNE STARRTrainer: PATRICK LYNCH Owner : JUNEIL RACING STABLESBred by ONEIL PHILLIPSQu: $439.00 Ex: $693.00D/E: $126.00Superfecta: $6,165.00Race 3 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. LEGENDARY PLEASURE SEllis 57.0*2. CAMOUFLAGE BebHarvey3 53.0 10 1/2L3. BATIDOR DE MUNDO JErwin 54.0 1 1/2L4. MISS DOROTHY JInnis4 48.0 NeckWIN: $185.00Final Time : 1:36.1 Splits : 24.2, 47.4, 1:14.2Winner : 6yo ch horse – WAR MARSHALL – FIGHT FOR PLEASURETrainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner : GERAINT E PARCHMENTBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $304.00 Ex: $894.00D/E: $744.00Trifecta: $344.00Rolling Triple: $1,074.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES(DIV.I)1. LADY CARMEN WHenry 53.0*2. LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 55.0 5 1/2L3. COLLEEN JInnis4 49.0 7 1/2L4. IGNITION OMullings 53.0 1/2LLate scratch : #7 A VESSEL OF LOVEWIN: $147.00PLACE: $63.00, $55.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:08.4 Splits : 23.3, 47.2Winner : 3yo b filly – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – PRINCESS TALIATrainer : WINSTON MORRIS Owner : S.A.S. SYNDICATEBred by STAFFORD A. SUBRATIEQu: $137.00 Ex: $366.00D/E: $1,184.00Superfecta: $5,114.00Rolling Triple: $2,340.00Race 5 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES(DIV.II)*1. LIKE A LADY SEllis 53.02. MONTEGONIAN CBudhai 53.0 7L3. PHOTOGENIC HPottinger4 50.0 2 3/4 L4. RUNNING STAR BebHarvey3 53.0 Head5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 55.0 Neck6. MIRACLE RIVER OEdwards3 51.0 1 1/4LWIN: $106.00PLACE: $70.00, $157.00, $163.00Final Time : 1:09.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.1Winner : 3yo gr filly – MARKET RALLY – KNIGHTLEYTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $543.00 Ex: $748.00D/E: $289.00Trifecta: $2,479.00Hit-6: $161,738.50Rolling Triple: $2,635.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)NB4YO(NW4)*1. FORCE DE JOUR JPatterson4 53.0 4/52. SUPERIOR QUALITY AMartin 54.0 6 1/2L3. CRUISING MOTION JInnis4 53.0 Neck4. ZACKONTHEATTACK AChatrie 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $55.00, $91.00, $83.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits: 22.3, 45.2Winner : 5yo colt – SHARP HUMOR – SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner : VINCENT MAINEBred by DOUG BRANHAMQu: $1,022.00 Ex: $1,172.00D/E: $272.00Superfecta: $6,332.00Rolling Triple: $1,430.00Super-6: $8,765.40Race 7 1300 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3 O/T)1. DREAMCOMETRUE JErwin 52.52. RAS EMANUEL RWilson 54.0 15/1 1 3/4L*3. DRIPPING IN GOLD RHalledeen 53.0 3/4L4. BONGO KING SEllis 54.0 4/1 3 1/4WIN: $431.00Final Time : 1:20.4 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, 1:12.4Winner : 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SPACEDOUTTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $1,914.00 Ex: $3,726.00D/E: $1,612.00Trifecta: $2,572.00Rolling Triple: $3,179.00Pick-4: $13,664.00Race 8 1000 M (R) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. JESSE’S FAVORITE OMullings 51.02. SIR LEYLAND HALL HPottinger4 50.5 2 1/2L3. KING WITHIN DDawkins3 51.0 3 1/2L4. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 3/4LLate scratch : #6 RISING POWERWIN: $85.00PLACE: $64.00, $306.00, $146.00Final Time : 1:01.4 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – ANGELA’S FAVORITETrainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $710.00 Ex: $873.00D/E: $799.00 (3-6) $525.00Superfecta: $5,765.00Rolling Triple: $3,651.00Race 9 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. WINESHA LSteadman3 53.0 *3/52. REAL VIBES MACHINE RWilson 53.0 5 1/2L3. KING NEBARUE AntThomas4 51.0 Neck4. FABULOUSCONNECTION HPottinger4 52.0 Neck5. SHE GOOSE SEllis 55.0 1/2L5. DOOLAHIN JJackson 55.0 dead heatDNF #3 AWESOME MARQUE JErwin 52.0 14/1Late scratch : #1 BASIC INSTINCT, #12 MAC MACWIN: $86.00PLACE: $60.00, $124.00, $167.00Final Time : 0:46.3 Splits: 23.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBESTrainer : JOHNNY WILMOT Owner : SOLDIER CAMPBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $466.00 Ex: $606.00D/E: (8-11) $106.00 (8-1) $68.00 (8-12) $146.00Trifecta: $3,433.00Hi-5: (11-7-14-10-9) $11,311.50 (11-7-14-10-13) $15,080.50Rolling Triple: $2,030.00PlacePot 8: $3,739.00LADY GEETA TROPHYRace 10 1200 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR OWalker 53.02. UPPA TUNE BebHarvey3 52.0 3/4L3. POTCHEEN JErwin 52.5 4 1/2L4. HOVER CRAFT JInnis4 47.5 HeadDNF: *POKER STAR RHalledeen 57.0WIN: $246.00Final Time : 1:12.2 Splits : 22.4, 45.4, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – NATURAL SELECTION – DESPERATEHOUSEWIFETrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ALFRED A. LEE & JEFFREY S. MORDECAIBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $725.00 Exacta: $1,425.00D/E: $1,141.00Trifecta: $1,058.00Rolling Triple: $1,685.00Race 11 1820 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. GENUINE FRIEND LSteadman3 53.02. WATER WAVE BebHarvey3 52.5 2L*3. MARIA’S GLORY HPottinger4 51.0 1 1/4L4. PARTY PRINCESS AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L5. LARUSA OnBeckford4 50.0 4 1/2LDNF: #9 ROUGH PATRICK DDawkins3 54.0 9/5Late scratch : #7 GENERAL TOGO, #8 TROPICALDEPRESSIONWIN: $316.00PLACE: $103.00, $104.00, $68.00Final Time: 2:03.3 Splits: 27.2, 53.1, 1:19.3, 1:47.4Winner : 6yo b mare – ZAHAAZEH – GENUINE GOLDTrainer : LINTON CALDER Owner: LINTON CALDERBred by LINTON CALDERQu: $768.00 Ex: $2,150.00D/E: $1,792.00Trifecta: $1,428.00Hi-5: $145,383.00Rolling Triple: $9,503.00Pick-4: $8,432.00Super-6: $89,927.20Pick-9: $15,340.00; $411.00 Carry-over : $1,483,205.80
Venus Williams wins WTA Elite Open ZHUHAI, China (AP): Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 7-6 (6) to win the WTA Elite Trophy yesterday. Pliskova had a set point at 6-5 in the tiebreaker, but Williams hit back-to-back forehand winners to close out the win. “Seven weeks here in Asia, and now I feel like it’s my home,” Williams said. “I’m so excited to win the first trophy in Zhuhai. All the players felt so welcome here, and we appreciated all of the enthusiasm.” With her third win of the year, Williams returns to the top 10 for the first time in more than four years. Ajax draw 1-1 at Feyenoord ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP): A deflected Davy Klaassen shot earned Ajax a 1-1 draw at arch-rivals Feyenoord yesterday and kept the Amsterdam club on top of the Dutch Eredivisie. Defending champions PSV Eindhoven overtook Feyenoord to move to second by beating Utrecht 3-1. Feyenoord, which knocked Ajax out of the Dutch cup less than two weeks ago, took a deserved lead when Dirk Kuyt passed to Sven van Beek, who finished from close range in the 38th minute. Klaassen equalised in the 59th when his shot deflected off Feyenoord defender Terence Kongolo into the goal. Bradley stops Rios in 9th round of title bout LAS VEGAS (AP) : Timothy Bradley won a fight he needed badly Saturday night, stopping Brandon Rios in the ninth round to stake his claim for a title in a welterweight division that is wide open following Floyd Mayweather Jr’s retirement. Bradley (33-1-1) dominated from the opening bell against a sluggish Rios (33-3-1), using his speed and superior boxing skills to win round after round, before suddenly dropping Rios with a left hook to the body in the ninth round. Rios got up at the count of eight, but offered no resistance to Bradley when the fight resumed, and quickly went down under another flurry of punches at 2:49 of the round.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):Sabbir Rahman hit a career-best 80 as Bangladesh secured their first-ever Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka with a 23-run win in the Asia Cup yesterday.Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat, only to be reduced to a precarious 2-2 before Rahman steered the hosts to a challenging total of 147-7.Shakib Al Hasan scored 32 to give Rahman useful support as they combined for an 82-run stand for the fourth wicket. Mahmudullah was unbeaten on 23.Bangladesh’s bowlers then did their job, restricting Sri Lanka to 124-8 with fast-bowler Al-Amin Hossain claiming 3-34. Al Hasan, a left-arm spinner, had 2-21.Sri Lanka opener Dinesh Chandimal, reprieved on 0, went on to score 37 and Shehan Jayasuriya added 26.Rahman survived a close call when on 46, Chamara Kapugedara failed to hold on to a catch on the boundary rope. Instead, the ball went for six to give Rahman his third T20 half-century. He was then in full control until fast-bowler Dushmantha Chameera (3-30) got him with a slower delivery. Rahman cracked 10 boundaries and three sixes in his 54-ball knock.Chameera also took the wicket of Al Hasan as he tried to keep the momentum going. Mahmudullah then hit two fours and one six in his undefeated 23.Sri Lanka could have lost Chandimal in the second ball of the chase, but Soumya Sarkar missed a regulation catch in second slip off fast-bowler Taskin Ahmed.Al-Amin Hossain made the breakthrough by dismissing Tillakaratne Dilshan for 12, but Chandimal and Shehan Jayasuriya replied with a stand of 56 runs for the second wicket.Bangladesh bowlers clawed back with four wickets in just 16 runs, including the scalps of Chandimal and Jayasuirya, to turn the match.Fast-bowlers Mustafizur Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza, and off-spinner Mahmudullah, chipped in with one wicket apiece to help steer the hosts to victory.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Power hitter Johnson Charles has described the West Indies as an improving side, with less than a week before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup in India. Charles played a brilliant match-winning knock as West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to win their two-match T20 Series 2-0 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday night. The powerful opener smashed 92 not out off just 48 balls with six big sixes and 10 boundaries to be named Man-of-the-Match. “Tonight (Monday) I had a good batting pitch. The ball was coming on nice. Not much sideways movement. I just decided to stick to what I know. I am a power hitter so I did just that,” Charles explained. “We have moved from strength to strength. From the first game we have been improving in this game we have improved a lot more. We just look to improve as the games go by and hopefully we can go into the World Cup with everybody in form and we could win this World Cup,” he said. Windies motored to a victory target of 154 without loss after the Zimbaweans made 153-7 off 20 overs. The best bowler was seamer Carlos Brathwaite with 3-23, which helped to restrict the innings after a solid start. Charles’ opening partner, Andre Fletcher, made 56 not out off 35 balls with three sixes and five fours, on a good batting surface. “We are best friends and we come from the same team,” said Charles. “We always speak to each other at the wicket and keep complimenting each other. We just motivated each other to do the best that we can.” The St.Lucian cricketer was a member of the West Indies Cricket team which captured the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka four years ago. He was not named on the original squad, but was called up as a replacement for Darren Bravo, who pulled out citing the need to focus on developing his game in the longer format. “I just see it as me coming back for my place and that’s just how I see it,” said Charles. “With that said everything is left to the Almighty Father and that is what he saw as fit and that’s what happens. So I am just going to do what I have to do now that I am here.”