Levante is already thinking about next season. The granota group works to make a squad capable of fighting for one of the Champions squares and María Pry is clear who she wants her orchestra director to be at the core: Irene Guerrero. The Betis player ends her contract this summer and According to Estadio Deportivo, he is in the orbit of the granota team to reinforce the midfield before the more than likely departure of Maitane, with one foot in Real Madrid Femenino.Irene Guerrero was, for several seasons, the extension in the field of María Pry in Betis. The midfielder and captain of the Verdiblanco team will lead the coach’s team now from Levante during her time in Heliópolis and now she wants to take Valencia. According to the Sevillian midfielder, the midfielder was already tempted by Levante last year, when Pry signed for the Valencian team. However, His love for Betis made him renew with the Verdiblanco team for a season. This summer his contract ends and Irene could look for a change of scenery to find her best version again, the one she achieved with Pry in the green and white ranks and that led her to even be called up by Jorge Vilda for the Absolute Selection. A key player for Betis, not only for her work in the midfield, since this season una injury has had him out much of the season, but also for being the leader of the locker room and the great captain. This course has played 1,375 minutes in 17 games and has been vital in improving Betis with the arrival of Pier and the end of his injury.María Pry already tied the tie last year to her former team with the hiring of Rocío Gálvez, one of the Spanish centrals with more projection now in the ranks of Levante.
MADRID (AP):Real Madrid have no intention of replacing coach Rafa Benitez with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, club president Florentino Perez said yesterday.In an interview with a Spanish radio station, Perez didn’t dismiss signing Mourinho again, but reiterated that “Benitez is not the problem, he is the solution”.Mourinho left Chelsea for a second time on Thursday as the English team continues to struggle in the Premier League. He was Real Madrid’s coach from 2010-13, winning the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the Spanish league in 2012.”No one can know the future, but right now he will not come to Madrid,” Perez told Cadena SER. “I have good memories of Mourinho, he helped us elevate our level. It wasn’t a bad moment for us. With him in command we returned to where we belonged.”Real Madrid have been in crisis since a 4-0 home loss to Barcelona and an embarrassing elimination in the Copa del Rey for using an ineligible player in a match against third-tier club Cadiz.Pressure on Benitez increased after the team’s 1-0 loss at Villarreal in the Spanish league last weekend, a result that kept Madrid from gaining ground on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.Another setback tomorrow against struggling Rayo Vallecano could mean the end of the line for the coach – even if he has Perez’s support.”It’s not true that the players don’t get along with Benitez,” Perez said. “I talk to them. There are no players who want him sacked.”Until Mourinho became available on Thursday, former Madrid great Zinedine Zidane was being loudly touted as the immediate replacement to Benitez if he was fired.”I like Zidane, he will be a great coach for Madrid,” Perez said. “But not now.”
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP):South Africa showed some fight in the second Test yesterday, with Hashim Amla’s 157 not out helping cut England’s lead to 276 as the home team reached 353-3 at stumps on the third day.Amla, the South Africa captain, eased the pressure on himself and his top-ranked team with his 24th Test century and first since December 2014.He shared partnerships of 183 with A.B. de Villiers (88) and an unbroken 85 with Faf du Plessis. South Africa lost just one wicket for 212 runs on the day.England, after a huge first-innings total of 629-6 declared, were finding it tough to take wickets on a serene batting pitch at Newlands, which has been so good for the batsmen that 982 runs were scored over three days.”Tricky day for us,” England fast bowler Steven Finn said. “One wicket in a day is obviously not ideal for what we wanted from this day … but we’re still a long way ahead in the game.”England also already lead the four-match series 1-0, leaving South Africa effectively batting to stay alive in the contest.”We were behind the eight ball on day one,” Du Plessis said. “England played really well and we needed a really resilient performance to get back in the Test match and that’s what we did.”England’s lone breakthrough came just before tea when De Villiers, looking to push on, mistimed a pull shot off Finn. The ball flew to James Anderson, who knocked it up in the air at midwicket and completed the catch.Frustratingly for England, both Amla and De Villiers should have been out much earlier but for dropped catches. Joe Root put De Villiers down at slip off the bowling of Anderson late on the second day and very early in De Villiers’ knock. In a twist of irony, Anderson dropped Amla off Root’s bowling when the South African skipper was on 76. Amla was dropped again on 120 by Nick Compton.”Obviously we’re disappointed to not take them but no one means to drop catches,” Finn said.De Villiers hit 12 fours and a six, while Amla returned to form with a big century, hitting 21 fours.With South Africa in a slump, Amla’s lack of form and captaincy had come under scrutiny. When he passed 50, it was for the first time since the New Year test in Cape Town a year ago, ending a drought of 11 innings without a meaningful score.
SERIOUS ACTION EXCITING PLAY Because of their history of exciting play and the excitement they offered to cricket, it has long been said by the world at large that cricket needs a strong West Indies team. No one, not even in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the West Indies were losing match after match, and except in the early 1970s when a few misguided individuals uttered such sentiments founded on insular selections, ever thought of that. Today, however, following defeat after defeat of the West Indies team, following trouble between the board and the players, following player strike after player strike, following quarrel after quarrel between the board and the CARICOM government, and following review committees set up by the board and the subsequent dumping of committees’ findings and recommendations, there is a growing talk of the West Indian territories going it alone. The three review committees were organised by the board. They were headed by former Jamaica Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, St Kitts-Nevis Queen’s Council Charles Wilkin, and University of the West Indies Cave Hill’s principal Eudine Barriteau. Although it commissioned the reviews, the board ignored their findings and recommendations, forcing Patterson to say that “the status quo is unacceptable”, Wilkin to say that the board members “want to preserve at all costs their position on the board”, and Barriteau to say that “The WICB should be immediately dissolved and all current members resign while an interim board be selected … to install a new governance framework.” “If the heads of government represent the entire population of the region, I don’t know how any organisation that represents just a few persons can, in fact, negate the position of the heads,” said Keith Mitchell, prime minister of Grenada. The resistance of the board to the popular recommendation triggered the whispers of going it alone. When the standard of West Indies cricket was officially recognised in 1928, it signalled a time of jubilation by West Indians, and not even a 3-0 defeat at the hands of England, with each Test finishing in three days and by an innings and 58 runs, an innings and 30 runs, and by an innings and 71 runs could dampen the spirit. In fact, although fast bowler Herman Griffith snatched six wickets in one innings, it was an embarrassing occasion with only three 50s in the series and with not one batsman scoring a century, as the team crashed to totals of 177 and 166, 206 and 115, and 238 and 129. Since those days of mixed reactions, West Indies cricket has come a long way. Riding on the backs of Clifford Roach, George ‘Atlas’ Headley, Learie Constantine, Griffith, and Manny Martindale, the West Indies grew from strength to strength until it joined the world in class with the likes of Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, and Clyde Walcott, Sonny Ramadhin and Alfred Valentine, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Allan Rae, Franz Alexander, and Gerry Gomez. Then came the glory days of Conrad Hunte, Rohan Kanhai, Garry Sobers the great one – Basil Butcher, Seymour Nurse, Jackie Hendriks, Lance Gibbs, Roy Gilchrist, Wes Hall, Charlie Griffith when they ruled the world as unofficial champions. Shortly after that came Roy Fredericks, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Lawrence Rowe, Alvin Kallicharran, Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd, Deryck Murray, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Wayne Daniel, Malcolm Marshall, and Jeffrey Dujon, the all-conquering, undisputed champions of the world. After that, and before the collapse, came a few great and good individuals, batsmen and bowlers like Brian Lara, Richie Richardson, and Carl Hooper, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, and Patrick Patterson. On top of everything else, throughout their time, the West Indies have produced many players with the skill worthy of representing the world, and at the same time at that. Trinidad and Tobago, it is understood, have asked the ICC how feasible is it to go it alone, and last week, T&T Prime Minister Keith Rowley said on his return from a CARICOM meeting in Belize that it was decided to terminate discussions with the board and that “the time has come for serious action in trying to save West Indies cricket”. West Indies cricket is strapped for cash, and more than that, every now and then, the board goes to the governments with cap in hand. The cricket grounds around the territories, for example, are owned by the governments. The “serious action”, as necessary as it is, as important as it is, hopefully, does not lead to the break-up of West Indies cricket. The West Indies have come too far to break up now. Think once, think twice, before deciding what to do. The West Indian territories do not possess the money, the numbers, the skill, or probably the desire to make it alone, if they attempt to go it alone. If they take a rest, with the intention of sorting things out before they come back, they may never do so, or it may take a long, long time to come back. And if they really want to go it alone, not one of the territories, not Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana, the Leeward Islands or the Windward Islands is big enough, or rich enough, to host a Test series against any of India, England, Australia, or South Africa. The West Indian territories would end up probably only engaging each other.
The 2016 Supligen National Fitness Championships, which will feature 120 contestants will be held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, University of Technology, this evening.Today’s finals, which are set to start at 6:00 p.m., will see stiff competition among 10 reigning champions from the respective categories. The competition will feature 81 males and 39 females.Three overall champions will be seeking to successfully defend their crowns.Dwayne Walker will seek to remain men’s overall bodybuilding champion, while Brian Curtis will seek to stave off challengers for the men’s physique overall champion, as well as men’s physique short class.Dr Lisanne Levy, the women’s bikini overall champion, will be the lady to beat in her category.Other category winners from last year include;Dwight Campbell – men’s bodybuilding lightweight; Cecil Deacon – men’s bodybuilding middleweight; and Dwayne Walker – men’s bodybuilding heavyweight.Among the females, Raquel Neath is the women’s bodybuilding fitness champion, while Davina Barrett is the women’s physique champion.A new champion will be crowned in the women’s bikini short class as Trudi-Ann Freeman will not defend her crown.The entrance fee for adults is $2,000 while there is no charge for children under 12.
Second coach loses job in England BARNSLEY, England (AP): A British newspaper investigation led to a second football coach getting fired in England yesterday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope, which the Telegraph said contained £5,000 (US$6,500) from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club. Video footage was released by the newspaper late Wednesday and Wright was immediately suspended by Barnsley. “After considering Mr Wright’s response to allegations in today’s Daily Telegraph about breaching (Football Association) rules over player transfers, Mr Wright was dismissed,” the club said after a meeting with the coach yesterday. Barnsley said it was “unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing”. Scotland punished after sick women’s team refuses to play NYON, Switzerland (AP): UEFA has ordered Scotland to forfeit a women’s Under-19 European Championship match for refusing to play because of a sickness bug. The Scottish football federation cited “acute gastroenteritis that affected nine players” and several team staff for failing to play Serbia in a qualifying match last week. The game in Albania between two unbeaten teams was to decide the group winners. UEFA says Scotland “is deemed to have lost the match 3-0”. Scotland can still advance to the next qualifying stage as one of the best runners-up.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies assistant coach Toby Radford sees the spin duo of Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree as a trump card in the upcoming four-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan starting here tomorrow.The pair are among the best in the world in the shortest format with leg-spinner Badree ranked number three and off-spinner Narine ranked seventh, and Radford said he expects them to be a handful for the Pakistani batsmen.”They are guys who have been there and won World Cups. They’ve played in all the Twenty20 tournaments around the world,” Radford said here.”They are quality players and they will know who they are bowling at here [because] they would have played against these Pakistan batters before, so there’s lot of experience, a lot of quality, and you can’t buy that.”So it’s great to have those in the side, and the younger guys will obviously learn from them and pick up a lot from their skill.”The 36-year-old Badree is a T20 specialist with 32 internationals to his name along with 42 wickets at an economy rate of just over 5.5 runs an over.All told, he has taken 151 wickets in 154 T20s.Fellow Trinidadian Narine has taken 40 wickets from 39 T20Is at an economy rate of six, and has hauled in 264 scalps in 212 T20s overall.Selectors have also surprisingly included left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul in the16-man squad and Radford said he was pleased to see the 27-year-old in the Windies set-up.”Permaul, I remember him from the HPC when we ran the HPC here in Barbados four or five years ago,” the Englishman recalled. “He was always a quality spinner so I’m delighted he’s getting an opportunity.”The opening T20I bowls off at Kensington Oval with the remaining three set for Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on March 30, April 1 and 2.
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