Muguruza rises 16 positions and moves towards the WTA Finals

first_imgThe nice efficiency of Garbiñe Muguruza at the Australian Open, the place he fell in the ultimate of the event in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin, It was seen this Monday mirrored in the WTA rankings. Muguruza stars in one in all the climbs of the week after rising 16 positions and positioned in the place 16 of the WTA rating with 2,527 factors, to nearly 1,100 factors of the Prime-10.Australia’s Ashleigh Barty stays yet one more week forward of the standings with 8,367 factors and leads Simona Halep by greater than 2,200 factors, which rises to the second place after reaching the semifinals of the event (in addition to the aussie). The primary novelty in the Prime-10 this week is the entry of Sofia Kenin The American added 2,000 factors after claiming champion of the Australian Open and rose eight positions to be seventh in the classification with 4,495 factors.Along with Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin, two different gamers stand out for his or her rise in the rankings this week: Tunisia Ons Jabeur (up 33 positions to 45th place with 1,190 factors) and the American Coco Gauff (scale 16 positions to 51 with 1,112 factors). Carla Suárez (55th with 1,048), Sara Sorribes (up 13 positions to face 78th with 767 factors) and Paula Badosa (up 5 locations to face 92th with 698 factors) they full the presence of Spanish tennis gamers in the Prime-100 of the classification.WTA Rating at February 3, 20201. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,3672. Simona Halep (RUM) 6.1013. Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,290 4. Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,7755. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,6756. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,6657. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,4958. Kiki Bertens (NED) 3,9659. Serena Williams (USA) 3,91510. Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,626 ————11. Petra Kvitova (RCH) 3,466 16. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 2,52745. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 1,190 51. Coco Gauff (USA) 1,11255. Carla Suárez (ESP) 1,04878. Sara Sorribes (ESP) 76792. Paula Badosa (ESP) 698Muguruza takes a large step towards the WTA FinalsThe Australian Open ultimate has allowed Garbiñe Muguruza to completely interact in the battle to be in the WTA Finals from Shenzhen, which brings collectively the eight greatest gamers of the season. With the 1,300 factors of the runner-up at the Australian Open Muguruza is in second place in the standings with 1,470 factors, solely surpassed by Sofia Kenin (first with 2,100) and surpassing the Australian Ashleigh Barty by nearly 180 (third with 1,251). Muguruza additionally maintains a bonus of 900 factors with the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, who this week occupies the final place that offers the go to the WTA Finals on this classification.Race To Shenzhen on February 3, 20201. Sofia Kenin (USA) 2,1102. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 1,4703. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1,2514. Simona Halep (RUM) 8805. Petra Kvitova (RCH) 6156. Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 6007. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 5908. Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 5709. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 48610. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 486last_img read more

More problems for João Félix: he suffers a pharyngotonsillitis

first_imgOn the opposite side, Morata advances in his attempt to be against Liverpool and during today’s training already He made a continuous career on the grass of Cerro del Espino. For its part Diego Costa works to be in the best conditions possible to receive the English and in addition to fine-tuning their aim, at the end of the training with the group (something he has been doing since last Wednesday) he was training alone to continue with his set-up. At the moment the only player discarded for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 is Trippier, operated from a pubalgia. The attack front is the one that is most depleted, while Costa, Morata and João Félix remain without medical discharge. Blacksmith It is another player who remains on the sidelines, with tendinopathy. Arias and Giménez on the other hand they are already training with the group and they are waiting for them in Mestalla on Friday against Valencia, where the Colombian points to the holder. During today’s training Lemar was absent, which conducted an individualized work session. Problems accumulate for João Félix. Portuguese works against the clock to be available next Tuesday, February 18 against Liverpool, but he had to stop his rehabilitation when suffering from a pharyngotonsillitis. The 20-year-old has not been able to work these last two days in the Sports City due to pharyngotonsillitis. The front will follow a medical treatment and sports rest, according to Atlético explained on its website. João Félix marked the date against the English in red since he suffered a right leg muscle injury during the game against Leganés on January 26. However, this sports rest makes its presence in the Champions League even more difficult. last_img read more

Braithwaite informs Leganés that this Thursday will be of Barça

first_imgThe bet for Braithwaite is not the cheapest, but it is the one that most satisfies the Barcelona coach. Setien wanted a versatile player capable of adapting to all the front positions. Its price of 18 million almost double that of Angel, of Getafe, which was the other option that was considered until the last minute.Braithwaite could debut next Saturday against Eibar at Camp Nou and will not be able to play against Naples the following Tuesday in the Champions League. Only Setién can dispose of him in the domestic competition, which will return the following weekend with Barcelona’s visit to Santiago Bernabéu to face Real Madrid.Omeruo reveals the signingOmeruo congratulates Braithwaite for his signing for Barcelona. Omeruo reacted to an Instagram post congratulating his partner for his signing for Barcelona. Although not yet official, the central shared an image of the Danish dressed in the shirt of the Blaugrana club and dedicated a message: “Congratulations, brother. Miss you“. The last hours of the Danish player in Lega were intense. In the morning he went to the preparatory session with total normality and after that he collected his things and said goodbye to his classmates. However, nothing was fully closed yet. The player came to tell his relatives in the locker room that “maybe I’ll be back tomorrow, because the situation in Barça is complicated”. He was referring to the crisis unleashed by the SER chain’s discovery that the Blaugrana club had hired the I3Ventures company with the excuse of monitoring its activity in the Social Networks, but that it had also created a series of false profiles to attack, among others, players of the first team.For its part, in Leganés they also had no news from Barcelona. Contrary to what some sources assured, from the club cucumber they did not know until moments before the publication of the communiqué that Barça was going to pay the rescission clausen.Obviously, seeing everything that came out in the press they were already waiting for an exit from their striker. It was about seven o’clock in the afternoon when the player himself showed up at the offices of Butarque to personally inform the executives that Barça was going to pay its clause early in the LaLiga headquarters.The Leganés, by the way, is now in a more complicated situation. Struggling to avoid the descent and having to face the final leg of the season without its two starting strikers: Braithwaite goes to Barcelona and in the winter market Sevilla took En-Nesyri. Martin Braithwaite (28 years old) will be Barcelona player this Thursday. It was the player himself who told Leganés late in the afternoon that Barcelona was going to deposit the 18 million of its termination clause in LaLiga headquarters early Thursday morning. Later, at 11 in the morning the general director of Leganés, Martín Ortega will give a press conference. The presentation of the new Blaugrana player points to Thursday afternoon. The idea of ​​coach Quique Setién is that he already enters the call to face Eibar next Saturday.last_img read more

Simon leaves Medvedev out of the semifinals with a donut

first_imgHe’ll attempt to get this Saturday in the ultimate towards Bublik, who shocked the fourth seed, Canadian Denis Shapovalov with a 7-5, 4-6 and 6-Three in two hours and 18 minutes. That is Bublik’s most vital victory since defeating Spaniard Roberto Bautista in Moscow in October 2016.Simon received a place in ‘semis’ at the expense of Russian Daniil Medvedev, world quantity 5 and finalist in the final US Open and which he beat comfortably 6-Four and 6-0. Simon’s rival for a spot in the ultimate will probably be the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, seventh favourite and executioner of the Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, who accessed the most important draw since the earlier one, 7-5 and 6-2. The Greek Stafanos Tsitsipas, second favourite ,. he’ll play towards Kazakh Alexander Bublik, and Frenchman Gilles Simon, executioner of Russian Daniil Medvedev, in entrance of Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals of the ATP tennis event in Marseille France). Tsitsipas, who defends the title in Marseille, agreed to the semifinals by beating Canadian Vasek Pospisil 7-5 and 6-Three in 87 minutes in the first match between the two in the elite.last_img read more

Valencia and Betis, again between doubts and injuries

first_imgThree months later, the crisis of the Joaquín, Canales and company has increased in two ways. First because they don’t win in LaLiga since January 19 and second because it seems that the staff and the board of directors do not just believe in the project proposed by the technician Catalan. Valencia and Betis will live tomorrow a deja vu of the match they played in November. Well, the circumstances in which both sets arrive to it are practically traced to those of the first round. Valencia plagued by casualties and Betis of doubts.Celades’ they will face the verdiblancos with the usual plague of injuries and a box defense, without Garay and with Gabriel and Gayà between cottons. Something similar to what happened in the first leg, where Mangala had to debut in the absence of options and Jaume Costa served as a right back, all because neither Coquelin nor Kondogbia were available and Wass had to participate in the center. At least the Central African international will be tomorrow, not Coquelin. For its part, Betis is living a roller coaster this season that began to come up with Valencia and can sink completely with the che. After the victory against Celades, the team took a run and won three of their four subsequent commitments.last_img read more

“These matches have to be won by heart or balls …”

first_imgSaúl Ñíguez attended the microphones of Movistar after the tie between Atlético and Espanyol. The midfielder, author of the goal of The rojiblanco team lamented the first half of the team and valued the second. It was all very close. “The game has been very disputed in both areas, with little play in the middle and with a lot of competitiveness. In the first part we have not entered as we had to enter and in the second it has been the opposite. Then having clear chances was difficult because both sides. Each ball was a great dispute and could not be. “ That face B is a lot of ballast … “It has happened many times and we have repeated that we do not want it to happen. But at bad times, if it comes out, we have to know how to take the matches forward. You will not always be well, with positive dynamics of taking the initiative, but when it happens is when you have to take them out. When everything goes well, it’s easy to take them out. When not, you have to take them out with balls, with your heart, whatever it takes. “It costs a lot at home: “It is something to improve, it is what is depriving us of being higher. We have to improve, but it is already late. There are fewer days left, less room to solve this problem and I do not know exactly how to solve it as soon as possible.”But do they feel they are getting better? “Yes, because of the arguments we put in the field. The dynamics are good, if we had started as in the second part, being the rival in the situation that is, it would have been a good option to win.”Savic: “Embarba elbowed me and it was a red copy”Too many draws … “We will do the accounts when the League ends. We tried to recover after getting 1-0, we left in the second half well and Saul’s goal came. We wanted to win, but it could not be done. We have to look forward because there is a lot left to the fight for the Champions … “He suffered a blow from Embarba in the first part: “It is a red manual. The player jumps, does not look at the ball and elbows me in the mouth. I do not understand what the VAR is for if these plays are not reviewed is an exemplary red.”Why does it cost so much at home? “That says the statistics. Espanyol has a lot of need, has come out with all its weapons and hopefully this point serves us for the purpose …”.The fight is pressed above: “There are many teams in one or two points and we know it will be tough until the last day. Hopefully we can catch a winning streak and separate a bit from these teams.”It has cost to enter the match: “They have come out with a lot of intensity and we have not created many occasions. In the second part we have come out better, but it is a shame not to have been able to win.”The good news is that Costa, João are recovering … “It is important that everyone returns, because we are going to need everyone. Diego and João are picking up pace and are decisive players who can solve a match in any situation.” What did they change at rest? “We changed tactical things and the attitude of each player. They were balls played above, balls that you do not control. It is fine in the first plays, but with the passing of the minutes their centrals earned more, we did not win the first or the second day and in the second part we have been able to do it “.Espanyol showed that life was played. “We also need to win. They want to win and they are nervous about their situation and we want to win and be up and we also play without the peace of mind of having the position secured, everything is very close. We all need the points.”They click again. “It is costing us a lot. The support of our people shows a lot and we have to learn. There is less and less time left and away from home many points are decided.” Then, the Atlético player went through a mixed zone.A two-sided Athletic, one in each half … “In the first half, more than the game, which has been direct and was not the best option because we won the first play and we were away for the second. They felt comfortable, then they found the goal and we continued the same In the second one it has been different, we have changed to look for superiorities and find spaces We have felt better, especially for 20-25 minutes, we have managed to score the goal, create chances and be in their field. clear but we were comfortable. It’s the two-sided Atleti, who had not seen each other for a long time and we don’t like him coming back, but we have to know that there will be matches like that and we have to win them the same, even if it gets complicated. , know how to read them to get ahead because we need it … “.last_img read more

Lim saves 24 million

first_imgThe General Court understands that the Commission’s decision, which since 2016 required such payments, “suffers from several manifest errors of assessment”, which commends the resources presented by the respective law firms of the clubs and also by the IVF, who has been on his side throughout the process. “We always trust in European justice and in the annulment of this sanction by the Court, that is why our position was always very clear, it was not fair and we should not pay anything until we heard the sentence,” commented the president of Valencia. , Anil Murthy. For his part, his counterpart from Elche, Joaquín Buitrago, He affirmed that his club “has removed a large slab from above”.The events denounced by the European Commission occurred between 2009 and 2010. The IVF endorsed the foundations of both entities with two loans for the purchase of club shares, the same operation was made with the Hercules from Alicante (although his case was also dismissed by the General Court a year ago) and even with the Pick up, although his case was never studied. As the European Commission denounced, such guarantees, because there was no guarantee premium for the financial situation of the clubs, were synonymous with “aid” rather than a market operation. But, as the lawyers have shown, the Commission’s assessment was erroneous and therefore the requirement for payments is canceled.To Valencia the favorable sentence alleviates the accounts. The club, which would stay out of Europe if the current classification were validated, had a provident fund for the fine, including five million that Lim promised to pay the VCF Foundation in the sale process and diverted to the fund. The leaders of the Valencia CF Y Elche CF, as well as the managers of the Valencian Institute of Finance (IVF), entity linked to the Valencian generalitat, they took a joy in these times that run of restlessness; a breather and good savings. The General Court of the European Union (EU) annulled the decision of the European Comission regarding the measures it understood as state aid to said clubs. This means that Valencia is released from having to pay 24 million euros (more interest) and Elche 4.1 (more interest).last_img read more

Can they force players to train and take vacations or suspend them from employment?

first_imgThe portal specialized in sports law, Iusport, published this Saturday an interesting and extensive article in which they explain the new situation that professional athletes face when they have seen how their competitions were suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Pere Vidal, labor lawyer and collaborating Professor at the UOC, and Irene Aguiar, legal advisor and attached to the Iusport management, They answer many of the questions that we can ask ourselves now in the face of this unknown situation in our sport.The article highlights that “we are faced with a scenario of absolute uncertainty in which the situation changes every day by leaps and bounds, so it could be the case that the competition could not be finished. “So the questions begin to appear: “If they contract the coronavirus in training – or, if the competition resumes, in a closed game – would it be an accident at work? Can the clubs force them to go to training, or, conversely, to fuck vacation? Can they be suspended from employment? “Here are some of the most interesting questions and answers:If an athlete is infected by coronavirus in training, would it be considered an accident at work?“(…) If the disease is recognized in the list of occupational diseases, it is presumed that the injury is professional (Judgment of the TS of October 20, 2008). In general and with exceptions, the Courts consider that the situations caused by influenza or equivalent viral processes derive from common illness, including with regard to health personnel. (…) Several resolutions of the Social Court of the TSJ of Asturias issued in 2014 – in which he referred to the coronavirus as the mere cause of colds- determines that “in the epidemic period the virus circulates through a wide variety of environments in which people of very diverse conditions and activities are found, who are infected not by the exercise of their profession but by that ubiquity and circulation of the biological agent ”, Which would lead us to rule out the professional nature of an eventual infection during the working day.It should be noted that diseases not included in the table of occupational diseases, but caused by reason of work, are considered an accident at work, as long as the exclusive cause in the execution of work is proven (article 156.2 e) of the LGSS) , at the same time that they will not have such consideration “those that are due to a force majeure that is foreign to the work, this being understood to be that which is of such a nature that it bears no relation whatsoever to the work”, so that a disability process derived from the COVID- 19 could only be considered an accident at work, when the causal link work-injury is proven (STS June 23, 2015 and TSJ of Castilla y León of June 4, 2014) “.In the case of footballers both First and Second Division, Second Division B, and First Iberdrola, it must be borne in mind that, in the event that they incurred sick leave due to temporary disability, the footballer is entitled by agreement to that the club completes the provision of Social Security or Mutual Employers up to 100% of their remuneration until their discharge or the end of the contractual period, regardless of the reason for the withdrawal. “ Can athletes be forced to attend training?“From the Royal Spanish Football Federation it has been recommended to suspend group training and replace them with individual plans” until circumstances allow the return to group training with safety for the health of the soccer players, “but the truth is that it remains At the choice of each club, whether or not to follow this recommendation: Clubs can therefore maintain both collective training sessions, modify them to individual training sessions, and temporarily suspend them entirely.If the club kept training normally, contrary to the recommendations of the RFEF, or if matches were resumed behind closed doors, could the athlete refuse to attend them, considering their health to be at risk?Labor law provides that, in the event that the provision of services in the workplace entails a serious and imminent risk, the worker has the right to interrupt his activity and leave the workplace, as stated in article 21.2 of the Labor Risk Protection Law (LRPL). It is then worth considering whether the risk of contagion by coronavirus can be effectively included in the concept of “serious and imminent risk”.The law itself defines a serious and imminent risk as “one that is rationally probable that it will materialize in the immediate future and may entail serious damage to the health of workers.” However, in the case of the coronavirus it is not clear that the damage caused was serious, since, in principle, and unless the victim belongs to the considered risk population, it is not.Can clubs force footballers to take vacations?“Footballers have the right to paid annual vacations of 30 calendar days, established by the Collective Agreement for both professional football and 2nd B, as well as women’s football, recently signed and pending publication in the Official State Gazette. Before the suspension of the competition, Although it is currently postponed for two weeks, if it were suspended sine die, could the clubs force footballers to take their vacation period?The right to vacations is regulated, in addition and as a minimum standard (necessary right) in article 38 of the Workers’ Statute, of supplementary application, according to which “the period or periods of enjoyment of vacations will be established in common agreement between the company and the employee ”, so there is no room for its unilateral imposition. In addition, the worker will have the right to know the period of enjoyment of the vacation two months before it “The possibility of reducing working hours or suspension of the contract.Another possibility for clubs is to make use of the powers granted by article 47 of the Workers’ Statute to suspend or reduce the workday due to force majeure. The Regulation of collective dismissal procedures indicates, in its article 31, the “existence of force majeure”, as a motivating cause of the termination and suspension of employment contracts or the reduction of working hours, which must be verified by the authority , whatever the number of workers affected, after a procedure processed in accordance with the aforementioned regulation.last_img read more

Luis Oliver is discharged

first_imgNavarrese businessman Luis Oliver, shareholder of Extremadura, received hospital discharge on Monday after several days admitted to the San Francisco de Asís hospital in Madrid, where he tested positive for the coronavirus after presenting symptoms. Oliver sent the following statement to the media:“Today, March 30, 2020, I have the good fortune to communicate, thanks to the excellent health and medical staff of the San Francisco de Asís Hospital in Madrid, who work, like all of Spain, in extreme conditions, that I have been discharged from hospital for having overcome the Covid-19 virus. They have been ten very difficult and complicated days, nights of solitude in which the fragility of human life is seen up close. I have been fortunate to receive the love and encouragement of hundreds of friends who have sent me their messages of solidarity and affection, of soccer players, agents, managers, presidents, journalists, the media, both from Spain and from America and from my dear Portugal.I want to thank everyone, thank you very much for helping me in such difficult times in the solitude of a hospital, and isolated before the unknown. To all I want to send a message of thanks, I can never forget so much love and support.I must warn of the seriousness of this disease, which is very serious, and leaves us no choice but to wait at home for this pandemic to pass with the least possible human damage.I encourage the many sick and hospitalized people to continue fighting and fighting for their lives, that it can be done !!!!! “last_img read more

Thompson foresees ‘bright future’ for Reggae Boyz

first_imgRYAN THOMPSON foresees a ‘bright future’ for the Reggae Boyz following recent performances at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The Jamaicans made history by becoming the first Caribbean team to play in the final and registered another landmark on their way there, when they defeated the United States in the semi-final. Prior to the 2-1 win at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, no Jamaican football team had ever beaten the United States in America. In the final, the team lost 3-1 against Mexico. However, Thompson focused on the positives. “It’s just a building process for the future. It’s very bright for Jamaica’s football,” he said. On the way to the final, the Boyz won their group with seven of maximum nine points, then beat Haiti 1-0 in the quarter-final before advancing to the US game, then the final. After that defeat, their only one at the tournament, he said: “We’re happy with our performance and that’s all we can ask for. Everyone went out there, played to the best of their abilities. Everyone went out there and pretty much wore their hearts on their sleeves out there. We could not have asked for anything more than that.” The tournament itself represented a breakthrough for Thompson, who made the most of half a chance. The 30-year-old goalkeeper grasped the number-one position after starting out as third string. The former Ardenne High School Manning Cup representative got his chance in Jamaica’s last group game against El Salvador in Canada, when Dwayne Miller got injured early and his back-up, AndrÈ Blake, was short on match practice. “It started from last year when I got invited to camp, and ever since, Sch‰fer (Winfried) rang me, I’m there. I made certain that I’m going to be a face that he never forgets. I work hard every single day, I compete every single day. I haven’t missed a camp. I haven’t missed a single trip ever since coach Sch‰fer invited me and I’m thankful for that,” Thompson remarked. “He saw something in me as a player and I know I have a lot to give to the team and I want to build on these things going forward. Hopefully, Jamaica, and not just Jamaica, but the world, will recognise that we have quality players out there and give us the respect that we truly deserve. “I’m just happy with my performance and what I was able to do for my country. Every game, I went out there I gave of my best. I wore my heart on my sleeve out there,” he continued. The goalie made a blunder that caused the goal in the US match and central defender Michael Hector made two that led to goals in the final. However, Thompson said the team’s reaction to such situations reflects a spirit among the group that fosters growth. “It’s amazing. Everybody’s going to make mistakes. This is the beauty about this team, we don’t single out anybody, when one person makes a mistake, everybody makes a mistake, and it’s just amazing to be a part of a group like this, nobody is going to single you out and this is just positive going forward. It’s just pure positives going forward and again, I’m sure Jamaica’s football is going to be very, very bright,” Thompson emphasised. “It’s all a part of the game. You’re gonna make mistakes and stuff happens,” he added. “But I’m proud of my team. I’m proud of everybody. Nobody expected us to be here and we played in the final against Mexico, one of the best teams in the world.”last_img read more