This morning saw Mark Donald of PNG, Gyandera Maharaj of Fiji, Rocky Teklem of Solomon Islands, Yvan Thales of New Caledonia and Posing-Simon luis-Sail of Tahiti took to the stage to compete in the under 65kg male division while Salen Jim of PNG, Sione Sale of Tonga, Gary Colombani of Tahiti, Venon Bhim of Fiji, Denis Dolanga Sala of Solomon Islands and Nelson Sanmarso of New Caledonia took part in the men’s over 65kg division.The women contestants only participated in the under 55kg and over 55kg divisions.The other male divisions include the under 75kg, under 80kg, under 85kg, under 90kg, under 100kg and over 100kg division.The main favourite scene was when PNG’s contestant Donald Kaiwi who took part in the under 90kg of the male division contested on the stage.The competitors did a series of mandatory poses including the front lat spread, the rear lat spread, the front double biceps, the back double biceps, the side chest, the most muscular (men only) and the thigh-abdomenal pose.They also participated in the 30 seconds freestyle where they show off their styles to the judges.The final event will take place at the Caritas Hall.
In the other pool is the battle of the big cats which sees the minor premiers Lae Snax Tigers taking on the TNA Lions of Simbu at Dickson Oval in Kundiawa. After the 30th August two teams will make the final cut, booking a grand final ticket to Port Moresby for the final show down.Agmark Gurias boast a youthful team blended with old and experienced players Albert Patak,Pidi Tongap, Nelson Daplen and Bradley Simon.The experienced players will be relied on to lead the young pack as they attempt to avenge their 2014 Grand Final loss in Lae last year. The team is under the watchful eyes of upcoming coach Steven Nightingale.Hela Wigmen is an experienced team with the services of Kewa Kili, Joshaia Abavu, Larson Marabe and Nickson Kola.The older players will also be relied on to lead the up coming players in the ranks. After taking out the 2014 Digicel Cup in Lae, the Wigmen will want to go on a back to back premiership.But with Gurias’ home crowd advantage they will have to play smarter and harder. They are under the watchful eyes of Joseph Omai as their coach.Lae Snax Tigers have had another good season taking out the minor premiers title for the second time. However they have to travel up to Simbu to take on the TNA Lions.Will the leadership of experienced players such as David “Lokomotion’’ Loko, electrifying winger Robert Vuia jnr, Hunters reject Noel Joel and Kot Keruwa they will be making sure this season 2015 does not slip out of their hands again. The Stanley Tepen coached side is one win away from the Grand Final.T NA Lions are the dark horses this year playing a simple brand of rugby. They have been the 2015 surprise pack of unknown talents under the leadership of experienced players such as Mathew Puke and under the management of TNA franchise owner Philip Gerard.They are hard to beat on home soil this year, beating teams narrowly throughout the season at Dickson Oval. With complaints coming in from other franchises of rowdy supporters, it must be controlled for a fair semi finals show down.With home crowd advantage on the side of Agmark Gurias and TNA Lions they are tipped to run home to Grand Final Day. However finals football is a different ball game so the teams with fewer mistakes, less ball handling errors, good hard tackles and strong defence will come out winners.Agmark Gurias vs Hela Wigmen -Kokopo Kalabond Field.Lae Snax Tigers vs T NA Lions-Kundiawa , Dickson Oval.
Real Madrid has published by surprise the medical part of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale that they will miss the Spanish Super Cup, which will be played from next Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. It is still unknown if they will travel or not to make a group, but in no case will they be available to play the games. French striker suffers a lesion in the semimembranous muscle due to bruising in his left leg produced in the training prior to the trip to Saudi Arabia. As usual, the club has not published the extent of its problems and accompanies the medical part with a “pending evolution.” However, the fact that his physical condition has been published shows that will not be against Valencia or in the hypothetical final.For its part, Gareth Bale does not suffer any physical problems, but rather a disease that also prevents him from dressing short for the Super Cup. The Welshman has a upper respiratory tract infectionr and also pending evolution. In any case, the fact that his medical part has been published surprises, since in his day he refused to be informed about his state of health.
Today, Jaume Doménech is the titular goalkeeper of the Valencia Club de Fútbol. The injuries that Jasper Cillessen is suffering In addition to the good performance that Almenara is giving, they have caused it to be fixed in the plans of Albert Celades. Today Valencia will debut this season playing a game on Friday and again it will be Jaume who is under the sticks, something familiar to him, because he did so five years ago.Five years ago, In the 2015/2016 campaign Valencia began to enter in a sportingly poor years. To the low performance of the players, the tense atmosphere and the bad decisions from the board of directors, they added theesion of the two goalkeepers a priori Headlines: Diego Alves, who had fallen at the end of the previous season and Matthew Ryan, goalkeeper who had signed up to replace him. But when nobody expected it, a stranger and then a subsidiary player, Jaume Doménech He appeared to make the other two cancer workers forget. The one who is today one of the captains of Valencia defended the goal that season with nails and teeth, without going any further in the match he played on Friday against Granada, his team won 1-0 and he was the hero of the match by performing meritorious stops. Five years later, the keeper has been able to wait for his opportunity, has contributed from the bench when he knew he was not going to have minutes and, as he did half a decade ago, has taken advantage of his moment. Jaume has been the best of the team in recent weeks in which the level of the rest is not being optimal and has taken hold. Celades will decide if when Cillessen return he has to return to the bench for the benefit of the Dutchman, but the reality is that today Jaume will defend the goal again on a Friday five years later.
The City is, perhaps, before its last great opportunity in time to conquer the Champions League, the black hole that has swallowed it in these years of wine and roses. Only once did he reach the semifinals, in 2016, and Madrid dispatched him. In the last two editions he fell in quarters. Now, in addition, it does not have the mockery of the Premier, because it is 22 points from Liverpool.Madrid arrives at the gala, after recovering Sterling, falls in the last two games, and the author of 20 goals in the course, only one less than the pichichi Agüero. The two more De Bruyne, eight goals and 19 assists, form the magic triangle of the team, with Rodri as the axis of rotation and Fernandinho happily recycled as central.Mendy and ValverdeMore posts dance in a Madrid to which he returns Mendy, saved his threat of suspension for the Classic. He has played all the important games of the course ahead of Marcelo and with a statistical justification: With him, the team fits half of goals. Actually, Zidane waves the team during the course to arrive with his praetorian guard to the truth meetings. That is why Valverde is expected today, headline in the Classic, in the two duels against Atlético, in the Super Cup against Valencia and in all the large commitments from October, when he acquired rank, except for the one in Madrid He played against Sevilla at the Bernabéu. I was sanctioned. So, fallen Hazard, there are three free places, two midfielders and an attacker, with Modric, Kroos and Isco for the first vacancy, and Bale and Vinicius for the second. The Brazilian has only started ten times but is again the bubbly end of last season. Bale, however, is missing. He has scored three goals in Madrid in the last eleven months, but Zidane is still waiting for him to come back, more clinging to his resume than his figure.The City, what finished leader in a simple group (Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta), he plays under the Guardiola mold, but without Messi’s nuclear button (the only time he lost in the Bernabéu in eight visits, with Bayern, it was the only time he came without the Argentine). He is five points ahead of Madrid in possession, but shoots five times less per game. In return, he has managed to get less than anyone in the competition. That was Madrid until two weeks ago, a team that protected itself with the lack of another’s goal of the own famine (in Champions they have not yet scored Jovic, Hazard, Bale, Lucas, Isco, James …). The Real broke that high confidence, which requires an express recomposition, because the Champions does not include the right of rectification. First was the money and then the model. Twelve years ago Mansour bin Zayed, fifth son of Emir Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyad, first Emirati president, He bought Manchester City from former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Sheikh, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the Arab Emirates, President of the Horse Racing Authority of the country, husband of two sheikhs, owner of the largest yacht on the planet and personal friend of Barak Obama, He paid 360 million for 90% of the entity’s shares. That disbursement, which changed the life of a club that until then had only won two leagues, four cups and a Recopa, was the appetizer.Since then Mansour bin Zayed has spent 1,687 million in signings, at the rate of 153 a year, and has been replanting, in its own way, the winning formula of Barça. Thus, Ferran Soriano, ex-president culé with Laporta, arrived; Txiki Begiristain, former sports director, and finally, Pep Guardiola, with which he has won the last two leagues. An unthinkable growth for a club that only 22 years ago was in the third division. But at the same time an artificial growth, fueled by money outside the industry against which the industry was vaccinated (the fair play financial statement) to prevent cases such as Malaga, victim of a sheikh back and forth.To the tie (follow the game live on As.com) arrives with a terrible penalty in tow (two years outside Europe) for inflating sponsorship revenue in the 2012-2016 period and for obstructing UEFA’s investigation. The Etihad Emihad airline pays for appearing on its shirt 80 million a year, above what Madrid (70) or Barça (55) perceive, clubs with infinitely superior marketing. Uli Hoeness, then president of Bayern, said two years ago: “If Guardiola wants a 100 million player, the sheikh raises the gas and has it. “But behind that dark club architecture is a successful coach and a great team, very luxurious, valued at 1,290 million euros, more than any other in the world. For the eleven who played at home against Leicester on Saturday he paid 546 million in transfers. The Madrid lineup, which is not precisely a model of savings, given the I raised It was 237 cheaper.
Precisely regarding his desire and motivation, the Pole has confessed his continued hunger. “I spend the game asking for or wanting the ball. If I have scored a goal, I want another. If I have three, I must do the fourth. Sometimes colleagues say to me: ‘Don’t you realize that we have another game in two or three days?’ But for me, if you’re having a good time, if you love sports, if you love scoring goals, it’s never enough. “ Asked if it is true that three years ago, after playing against Madrid with Bayern, Cristiano and Ramos told him that he had to play with them, Lewandowski confirmed: “Yes. You can go to the Spanish League or to any other country, another great club, but for me it is not the most important thing. Where I am I have been able to reach my maximum level and I still want to continue doing well. “ Robert Lewandowski (31 years old) has given an interview to Sport in which he talks, among other things, about one of the several attempts by Real Madrid to sign him. The Bayern Munich forward offers details in this regard, with the participation of players from the white club. 9 Lewandowski has also been very clear about his future: “I am in one of the best clubs in the world, I know I can be happy here. What we have is of a very high level, from the squad to the sports city. Everything is easier playing in a club like this. “
The Osasuna Athletic Club, “shocked” by the death of Michael Robinson, assures that his legacy “will always remain among us”.On his Twitter account and with an image of Robinson in Osasuna’s shirt, club in which it debuted on January 10, 1987, the entity expresses its regret at the death of the former player. After noting that Robinson’s legacy will always remain in the Navarrese club, he sends a “warm hug to his loved ones”.Zabalza, his coachThe former coach of Michael Robinson at Osasuna during his later years as a footballer, Mari Zabalza fart, He has regretted the death of a player who has “a great memory” because it was “very important” and with him they had “beautiful experiences”.He was, he says, “a player of all will, physically very strong and very powerful” who “went above very well”, who also had “a winning temperament” who “came very well to the team” and who fit perfectly into Pamplona, where its characteristics of “fight and surrender” resulted in “people being won right away”. Zabalza has many anecdotes about him, since “he was a very witty man”, which in his opinion made him a footballer who “reached the public very well”. Condolences from LiverpoolFor his part, Liverpool was “deeply saddened for the death of former soccer player Michael Robinson, 61, “in a statement.” Everyone’s thoughts on Liverpool They are with Michael’s family and his friends in this sad moment.“added the English club. Robinson played for Liverpool during the 1983/1984 season and part of the 1984/1985 season. He won an English league, a League Cup and a European Cup with the ‘Reds’. He played several minutes in that final with Roma, which was the great title of his career as a player. We’re deeply saddened by the passing of former player Michael Robinson, aged 61.The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.Rest in peace, Michael. pic.twitter.com/o8Zu3hjICc– Liverpool FC (at 🏠) (@LFC) April 28, 2020
Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has listed patience as the main ingredient for his Player-of-the-Match performance, which led Jamaica Scorpions to a two-wicket win over Barbados Pride in the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament at Queen’s Park Oval on Monday. The top fast bowler in the Jamaica bowling line-up, Cottrell claimed an impressive three for 18 off 7.5 overs as Barbados Pride, electing to bat, were bowled out for 138 inside 45.5 overs. Jamaica, who led with 49 from the in-form AndrÈ McCarthy and 33 from Antiguan Devon Thomas, stole victory at 139 for eight off 38 overs. “The approach was to stay patient and not fight the wicket with the new ball as the wicket was on the slower side,” Cottrell explained. “Therefore, in my first six overs, I tried to focus on putting the ball in the right areas instead of going for pace. And then coming back with the old ball, I simply tried to bowl full and straight.” Less renowned for his batting exploits, Cottrell, who ended unbeaten on 16, also expressed satisfaction with his performance, saying that it was an area of his game that he had been working on. Entering the run chase with Jamaica in dire straits at 118 for eight, Cottrell slammed back-to-back sixes to ease the pressure before guiding home the team along with spinner Nikita Miller. “I’m getting stronger with each game, not only with the ball, but also with the bat,” stated Cottrell. “It (Player-of-the-Match award) was a well-needed one for me personally because I’m striving to be at my best right now as the team’s aim is to be the leading fast bowler, if not the best all-rounder in the tournament.” Jamaica, second in Group A on 10 points, will today turn their attention to leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force (12 points) at Shaw Park, and according to Cottrell, he is again looking to perform. The top two teams from the group after double round-robin play will contest the semi-finals. “Trinidad is always a tough team to beat, plus they have the home advantage,” he said. “But I have done well against them more times than not. “We also know in order to win this tournament we have to beat the so-called big teams,” he added.
St Thomas CA and University of the West Indies (UWI) will be hoping to make full use of home conditions when they entertain Kingston CC and Melbourne CC, respectively, in the semi-final action of the Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup today. The two-day matchups will see St Thomas and Kingston squaring off at Goodyear Oval, while relative newcomers, the UWI, will entertain former champions Melbourne at the Sir Frank Worrell Oval. “We won our preliminary-round zone and our quarter-final outright and are in form and looking to go all the way,” said Dennis Gordon, president of St Thomas. “Our bowling attack has been consistent, while our batting continues to improve, and as such, Kingston will have to come good if they are to beat us.” St Thomas’ bowling will be spearheaded by national fast bowlers Keno Wallace and Gavan Brown, while captain Carlton Baugh Jr as well as former national youth captain Jamie Trenchfield and the in-form Oshane Roberts will lead the batting. Kingston, on the other hand, will look to the tournament’s top runs-getters, captain Brandon King, national all-rounder Derval Green, and Garth Garvey to lead their batting. The penetrative left-arm spin pair of Paul Harrison and Patrick Harty alongside Green have been their most consistent bowlers. The other semi-final is set to have the unusual occurrence of the same person, national assistant coach Robert Samuels, preparing both teams. The former West Indies, Jamaica, and Melbourne batsman has been coaching the UWI at the tertiary level since 2002. He then took up similar duties at Melbourne in 2012, two years before the UWI were allowed to participate in national competitions. “I am expecting quality cricket from two quality teams,” was all Samuels was prepared to say ahead of the semi-final. “I think either team can come out on top as Melbourne have experience on their side and top Jamaican players in Nikita Miller and AndrÈ McCarthy. “But UWI have youth and fitness on their side, and players with first-class experience in young Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr and the exciting Rovam Powell.”
DAY 1 5:30 a.m. W Shot Put Heptathlon 5:35 a.m. M 400 Metres Hurdles Heats 5:40 a.m. M Pole Vault Qualification 6:10 a.m. W Triple Jump Qualification 6:20 a.m. M 100 Metres Heats 7:05 a.m. W Shot Put Final 7:15 a.m. W 200 Metres Heptathlon 7:50 a.m. M 10,000 Metres Final MORNING SESSION 6:35 p.m. (AUG 21) M Marathon Final 8:00 p.m. (AUG 21) W 100 Metres Hurdles Heptathlon 8:30 p.m. (AUG 21) M Hammer Throw Qualification Group A 9:10 p.m. (AUG 21) W Shot Put Qualification 9:20 p.m. (AUG 21) W High Jump Heptathlon 9:25 p.m. (AUG 21) M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats 9:55 p.m. (AUG 21) M Hammer Throw Qualification Group B 10:15 p.m. (AUG 21) W 1500 Metres Heats 10:50 p.m. (AUG 21) M 800 Metres Heats 11:40 p.m. (AUG 21) M 100 Metres Preliminary Round AFTERNOON SESSION