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Castilla lowers salary

first_imgReal Madrid Castilla will also be affected by the coronavirus crisis. As AS has been able to know, the players of the white subsidiary will see their wages reduced by between 10% and 20%, depending on whether the competition resumes. If the season ends, the reduction will be only 10%, while if no game is played again, their wages will be reduced by 20%.It is not an ERTE, but an agreement between the club and the footballers. The reduction will occur from the gross total of the season for each footballer. Castilla’s salary cost is approximately 6.8 million euros gross per season. That is, this measure will mean for Madrid 680,000 euros in savings if the competition resumes and 1.36 million if no more is played. During this week the footballers of the team led by Raúl thought that the salary reduction measure that will be carried out in the first team would not affect them. Nevertheless, During the morning of this Wednesday there was a conversation between Ramón Martínez, director of the Real Madrid youth team, and Álvaro Fidalgo, captain of Castilla. In it the white leader has communicated the decision to lower their salary and the captain has been in charge of communicating it to the rest of the staff.This decision was quite surprising among the subsidiary’s players, since they thought that it would not affect them. Despite this, they understand the difficult situation the country is going through and the feeling was one of surprise rather than anger. Although they compete in Segunda B, in Castilla all the players have professional salaries.Castilla are currently seventh in Group I of Segunda B. They are five points from the positions that give access to the playoff promotion to Segunda. The club had high hopes that the subsidiary would enter that playoff after Reinier and Marc Gual’s reinforcements, both arrived in the past winter market. This is Raúl’s first season as a branch coach, after he was named last summer.last_img read more

Atlético and Valencia look at the young Mustafa Kapi

first_imgHis representative Necdet Ergezer told AS the contacts he has had with the Spanish clubs. The Turkish agent described the approaches as an investment regarding the future: “Mustafa Kapi is a free player, we can sign with any club for the summer. There is only a reasonable price for the training compensation that has to be paid. The managers of the Spanish clubs They have contacted us through Kapi. Atlético seemed very interested before the coronavirus pandemic crisis. They also call us from Valencia, Villarreal, Celta de Vigo, Real Sociedad because they know the player’s transfer conditions. His style is very suitable for the Spanish league. “ Several teams in the Spanish league follow in the footsteps of young Mustafa Kapi, the very young talent of Galatasaray. At only 17 years old, he is one of the young men with the most projection in the Turkish youth academy. A versatile player, he can perform in various positions in midfield. His favorite position is that of a midfielder, but of an offensive nature. You can also occupy the right wing or the attacking midfielder. Galatasaray youth squad, is now on the sidelines of the first team because he did not accept the renewal that Galatasaray has offered him. His contract expires on June 30, so he can sign as a free player from that date with the team he wants.Kapi attracts attention for his technique and intelligence on the field, he has also become the youngest player to play in the first team in an official match in the history of Galatasaray. He did so when he was 16 years old, he entered the game in the final minutes of the match against Sivasspor in the Turkish league on December 22, 2018. The midfielder has stated that his goal is to play at the highest level of European football, in one of the big leagues, and for this reason he has not renewed the contract with his club.last_img read more

Aubameyang, at balance price

first_imgPremier League* Data updated as of April 29, 2020 It seems increasingly clear that the paths of Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang separate. The footballer is happy in London and its performance in the Emirates Stadium It has been good, something that cannot be said about the squad in general during this season. However, the footballer has the ambition to dispute the next Champions League and whether the Premier League resumes as if it does not, it will be a difficult thing to do as gunner in the ensemble that he now directs Mikel Arteta. The striker ends his contract in 2021 and the best the English can do, knowing that it will not renew, is to sell it in the next transfer window so that it does not leave at zero cost the following year. The problem is that its price will not be too high. Being 30 years old, close to finishing his contract and showing his desire to play in a competition that seems complicated for his club makes his new appraisal, according to the English media, go to 34 million euros. 14 This is a price that all teams will undoubtedly want to pay, Since it adapts to the pocket more than most cracks with the intention of leaving and taking into account the quality of the very fast Gabonese player, offers will not be lacking. For example, there has been talk of Manchester United or Barcelona, ​​which is still looking for a nine, although Lautaro Martínez is the priority. Inter Milan, owner of the footballer, now seems the best placed to sign him, since if Mauro Icardi does not return and they end up selling the Argentine, they will need an attacker like Aubameyang to continue the good season they have done so far.last_img read more

Two months have passed since Eibar’s last victory in the league

first_imgTwo months have passed since Eibar’s last victory in the league this season (2019-2020), which has been stopped for almost seven weeks by the coronavirus.On Saturday, February 29, the First Division team from Gipuzkoa beat Levante in Ipurua (3-0), which has never won at the Eibar stadium. Although this time the Valencian team had several opportunities to get ahead on the scoreboard, they did not and lost in a duel on Matchday 26.Those trained by José Luis Mendilibar were more successful before the goal and won with two goals from Charles and another from Orellana, which allowed them to break a streak of 4 games without winning and reach 27 points.The score is the same as Eibar now looks, since the Eibar team then lost twice in a row at Ipurua – they played three games in a row at home – against Mallorca (1-2) on Saturday in a match on matchday 27, and Real Sociedad (1-2) on Tuesday, March 10.Eibar-Real Sociedad was the first football game in history played behind closed doors in Spain by COVID-19. Gipuzkoa’s First Division derby was played in Ipurua three weeks after it was postponed due to air pollution due to a fire at a landfill in Zaldibar. It was a match on Matchday 24 that should have been played on February 16, but in the end it was played on March 10 without spectators in the stands.Aitor saved Charles a penaltyAt Eibar-Levante the most positive thing for the Valencians was the performance of their goalkeeper, Aitor Fernández, who was the best in the match. The Levante goalkeeper from Gipuzkoa made numerous interventions – he is the one who makes the most stops in Primera – and stopped a penalty kick taken badly by Charles Dias.Those led by Paco López, who came from winning the Real Madrid leader in Ciutat de Valencia, missed their chances and returned to show that they continue to receive many goals as visitors.Charles overtook the locals in the 27th minute by touching a ball that had been headed by Orellana, coming to rest with 1-0. As soon as the second half started, Charles himself put the second goal (m. 47) on the pass from Sergi Enrich. Although the Spanish-Brazilian striker was able to make his third goal from the fateful point, Aitor stopped the penalty that allowed his team to continue with hopes. But already in the end, Orellana made the final 3-0 pass by Sergi Enrich. Yoel played for Eibar; Arbilla, Paulo Oliveira, Pedro Bigas, José Angel ‘Cote’; Pedro León (De Blasis, m. 83), Pape Diop, Cristóforo, Orellana; Charles (Escalante, m. 77) and Sergi Enrich (Kike García, m. 87).Levante lined up Aitor Fernández; Jorge Miramón, Postigo, Bruno González, Toño García; Morales, Vukcevic (Sergio León, m. 66), Campaña, Bardhi; Roger and Borja Mayoral (Melero, m. 65).Igor Jauregi’s birthdayThe 29th was also the birthday of Igor Jauregi, an Eibar psychologist, who is helping the Barça players who are confined at home by the coronavirus to stay mentally strong at a distance.The ex-footballer of Eibar and Real Sociedad, who has turned 46 years old, played for the Barça team in two different periods (seasons 1997-1998 and 2001-2002). Igor Jauregi (Tolosa, 1974) arrived in Ipurua in 1997, at the age of 23, and made his debut in the Second Division with Periko Alonso as coach.The good role of the midfielder from Toulouse in Ipurua in the 1997-1998 campaign allowed him to make the leap to Real Sociedad, where he enjoyed the First Division for 9 years (from 1998-1999 to 2006-2007), when he had to withdraw due to physical problems after having played 135 matches in the highest category. During his career, Jauregi demonstrated his versatility by converting himself into central defense, which allowed him to play regularly, either as a midfielder or behind.In the midst of his realistic journey, he returned on loan to Eibar in the 2001-2002 season to recover from an injury. Again, his arrival in Ipurua helped him greatly. His good role in the 12 league games he played with the Barça team trained by Blas Ziarreta allowed him to return to Real Sociedad in the second round in the same 2001-2002 campaign.His last league game for Barça – in total he played 50 – was unforgettable, Eibar-Levante (7-0) in Ipurua on Wednesday November 7, 2001, as it is the biggest win scored by Eibarres in all its history in Second division.In that historic last duel with Eibar, Igor Jauregi played central defense with Blas Ziarreta, in which another player loaned by Real Sociedad, José Félix Guerrero (brother of Julen Guerrero), scored 3 goals, while Egoitz Sukia scored 2 goals. , and one was achieved by Jorge Sánchez and Gaizka Garitano (current coach of Athletic Club), who opened the scoring in the first minute. Also contributing to the win were Manolo Almunia (the 2001-2002 season ended with the Zamora trophy being awarded as the goalkeeper with the fewest goals scored in Second A), Luis Prieto, Jon Solaun (both signed later by Athletic Club), and Aitor Aldeondo, who it was also on loan from Real (as was Peiremans, which did not premiere at Eibar).last_img read more

Robinson outstanding as El Instituto de Mandevilla dominate champs

first_imgMandeville-based El Instituto de Mandevilla outclassed Kingston team Allman Town, 71-35, to win the 2016 Nestle Healthy Kids Primary/Prep Schools Badminton Championships on Sunday.The newly crowned primary/prep school champions achieved an impressive feat with four finals to go. They also had finalists in all the Under-11 events.El Instituto’s standout player, Matthew Robinson, took the gold medal in the Under-11 boys singles, defeating Toshiro Jones of St Hugh’s Prep 21-7.Robinson teamed up with Carlissia Wilkins to defeat Nathan Lindo and Carleeta Wilkins, 21-6, to take his second gold for his school.Meanwhile, Jones and Russell Bryan of St Hugh’s Preparatory clipped El Instituto’s Nathan Lindo and Jorie McBean, 22-20, in the Under-11 boys’ doubles.Also in the boys’ doubles, Robinson won his third gold medal, as he teamed up with Keyon’Dre McBean to defeat Belair’s Dossel Sinclair and Ande Stewart 21-12.It was excitement galore when AundrÈ Brown of Liguanea Prep faced off against Andre Stewart of Belair Prep, which saw Stewart fighting hard to take gold in a very close battle, winning 27-25.Sisters Carleeta and Carlissia Wilkins easily defeated Jade Ranger and Brittany Bell of Manchester-based Mandeville Primary and Junior High, 21-10, in the Under-11 girls doubles.Other outstanding performers included Rihanna Rust of St Richard’s Primary, who had a runaway victory over Shinelle Thomas of Mount Moriah, 21-4; and Carleeta Wilkins from El Instituto, 21-6, in the Under-13 and Under-11 girls singles, respectively.Belair Prep took the Under-13 girls doubles, courtesy of Aliyaa Dunkley and Anaiayah Fullerton, who defeated Hazard Primary’s Aliyah Bennett and Fabrese Woolery 23-21.In the Under-13 mixed doubles, Damion Wright and Aliyah Bennett of Hazard Primary totally outclassed Jamie Duhaney and Shinelle Thomas of Mount Moriah Primary 21-3.last_img read more

Look at the positives, says Barnes

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:JAMAICA’S striker, Giles Barnes, says his compatriots should view their accomplishments at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in a positive manner.”It’s just incredible for the whole country. They’ve got something in football they can be proud of,” he said of their historic achievement.The Reggae Boyz became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Confederation’s championship final.However, in that game on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field here, they were beaten 3-1 by Mexico, who lifted the title for an unprecedented seventh time in 13 competitions.”Definitely no, not the result we wanted,” Barnes shared. “There were a lot of tears in the locker room after, but it’s not just tears of upset, it’s tears of pride. I think we’ve done so much for Jamaican football.NEVER-SAY-DIEATTITUDE”We’re gonna take great heart from it. Congratulations to Mexico as well, they were really good in the second half, and they deserved it on the day. They kept the ball very well … I think it was unfortunate, the first goal, it knocked the wind out of our sails a little, but we’ve got that never-say-die attitude, and we just fought to the end,” Barnes admitted.Barnes was full of praise for Winfried Sch‰fer.”He listens to his players. He actually gave me a lot of jokes; even with his broken English he’s pretty funny,” Barnes said of the 65-year-old German. “He’s very knowledgeable about the game as well, and credit to him for getting us altogether on the same page, and I hope he’s the coach for awhile.” – Audley Boydlast_img read more

Dreamliner wins SVL Cash Pot Trophy in Zugulu’s absence

first_imgRace number one of the Supreme Ventures 2-Y-O Triple Crown Series, the $3-million Cash Pot ‘Only one For Me’ Trophy, turned out to be an anti-climax, as the howling 4-5 favourite, ZUGULU, flipped over in the starting gate and was declared a late non-starter, this paving the way for DREAMLINER to take top honours.The late withdrawal of the unbeaten ZUGULU was a bitter pill to swallow for leading jockey Shane Ellis, who was a distraught man following the turn of events. Still, he gained some compensation in the very next race, booting home 5-1 chance PERFECT FLYER in fine style.”The good thing about Zugulu is that he did not sustain serious injury from the fall and will live to fight another day,” said the jockey, who turned 42 on Saturday.Despite the absence of the Richard Azan-trained ZUGULU, the race was keenly contested by a field of nine, especially by the trio of horses from the stables of 14-time champion Wayne DaCosta, namely, DREAMLINER at 4-1 with Richard ‘Bya’ Mitchell aboard, VISION at 3-1 with top apprentice Linton Steadman astride and FUTURE KING, also at 3-1, under stable-jockey Robert Halledeen.A noted front runner, DREAMLINER was held off the early pace on this occasion as VISION led under pressure from FEDORA (33-1) and BUBBLING KITTEN (8-1).VISION was still marginally in front approaching the distance, but his lead was being whittled down by NUCLEAR AFFAIR (7-1) on the outside, with former champion Omar Walker and DREAMLINER closing up strongly on the rails under a torrid left-hand stick from Mitchell. In the end, DREAMLINER surged through in the closing stages to beat the Gary Subratie-trained NUCLEAR AFFAIR by 1 1/4 length with another neck to FUTURE KING in third.Owned by Von White and bred by Y.S. (1955) Limited, DREAMLINER was notching his third win from only four starts. But according to DaCosta, the plan was to use different tactics with lots of speed present in the race:”I instructed the jockey to ride him from off the pace… . The horse had trained different for this particular race, and although my other two horses were both expected to figure seriously, Mitchell rode a peach of a race, and this paid dividends,” said DaCosta, who also posted PERFECT NEIGHBOUR to win Saturday’s Gold Cup feature. DREAMLINER is a bay colt by Porto Santo out of Golden Olympio.DaCosta posted a second winner in 2-1 chance DINNER BY SEVEN, with Linton Steadman aboard in the seventh race over 1100 metres, while DI COBRE, at 27-1, romped the second race for the round five Norman Manley Memorial Cup for $250,000 – $210,000 claimers, giving new apprentice Dane Dawkins the first win of his career.The Harry Parsard-trained KIMMY’S CHOICE, a chance ride for O’Neil Mullings, also posted another upset win in the third race for two-year-olds, winning at odds of 25-1.last_img read more

Former Test opener eyes career in baseball

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC):Enigmatic former West Indies opener Kieran Powell looks set to turn his back on cricket, if his foray into the world of baseball is successful.The 25-year-old is currently in Florida ahead of a trial at the IMG Academy on January 13, as he seeks to land a contract with a Major League Baseball team, media reports have said.”An opportunity came about after a few discrepancies with the West Indies Cricket Board. I decided to take some time off from cricket and some footage of me playing cricket was seen by the LA Dodgers,” Powell said.”I’ve had some training out here in the US for a few months.”Powell was one of the brightest sparks in West Indies cricket before he bizarrely walked away from the game a year and a half ago.He played in the first match of the three-Test series against touring New Zealand last year June but subsequently bowed out of action and never returned.The Nevisian has also not played for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in any format of the West Indies domestic championship.Powell, who has played 21 Tests and 28 one-day internationals, said he was looking forward to his new career.”[Baseball is] really fun, it’s an interesting game, I’ve loved every minute of it so far, and I hope to continue doing it for the rest of my career,” he said.”It’s a unique opportunity, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. This is what dreams are made of as I said earlier. I’m just so excited about it, like everyone’s so excited about it.”While Powell has a modest average of 27 in Tests, he was good enough to score a hundred in both innings of a Test against Bangladesh three years ago.last_img read more

Kemal Malcolm happy with Reggae Boyz call-up

first_imgArnett Gardens FC’s top marksman, Kemal ‘Tull’ Malcolm, is delighted about his first call-up to the national senior men’s squad, saying that hard work is paying off.Malcolm is having a very good Red Stripe Premier League season with 12 goals so far, his latest coming in his team’s 6-0 swamping of FC Reno on Sunday evening at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town.”It was a great experience being in the senior team training camp last week. The training was intense, high class,” said Malcolm, who was among 22 local players, after a three-day camp broke last Thursday.He is fully aware that it won’t be easy to get into the team.”It will not be easy, but I intend to put in the hard work and see where it takes me,” the 26-year-old speedy striker told The Gleaner.Malcolm represented the country at the under-20 and under-23 levels. The former Lannaman’s Prep and St George’s College Manning Cup star had refused contracts with clubs in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago in order to help his home club win back-to-back national league titles.”Things are in the works. I got offers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and T&T but decided to stay at Arnett after having a poor season when Arnett won the title last year,” Malcolm disclosed.”My main focus is to help the team, and I’m having a good time in front of goal with assistance from my teammates,” the diminutive player added.TOP-SCORER AMBITIONSHe is also eyeing the top scorer’s award in the RSPL this season. Dino Williams (14 goals) and Cory Burke (12) are both away on overseas deals.”Of course I want to win that award, so I will continue putting in the work in training and continue scoring goals for Arnett,” he said.Arnett’s coach, Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite, had high praises for the player.”Hard work, consistency, and understanding his role has helped him. After scoring two goals last season and coming off the bench, he has improved, and with the absence of AndrÈ Clennon, was elevated to a starting role,” Waite said.”He is always creating chances, so any team would want such a player. Sometimes the playing surfaces have not helped.”Tull is a player who dominated prep school and Manning Cup football by scoring lots of goals. He is now doing better in the Premier League,” observed the veteran schoolboy and club coach.last_img read more

Murray’s late equaliser delays Waterhouse fate

first_imgAnother nail was just seconds away to being driven in Waterhouse’s Red Stripe Premier League coffin when substitute Rodave Murray, showing great predatory skills, buried an opportunity to draw his team level and possibly delay their inevitable relegation. Murray’s 90th-minute strike was his first in the country’s top-flight football, and it came in only his second game, following a strike by Kenroy Howell in the 23rd, as he gave his team hopes of pulling off a rare victory. Two second-half goals from substitute Chevonne Marsh in the 57th and Dawyne Smith in the 87th set up Cavalier perfectly for the win, until Murray’s late intervention. For Murray, the occasion was bittersweet. “This is my first goal, but it is my second match in the Premier League. My first match was against UWI FC. I am feeling great, but at the same time, I am feeling disappointed. The coach said to us that the aim is to get three points, but we should not leave pointless, and we left with a point, so that is good,” the 18-year-old Dinthill daCosta Cup star said. He added: “I am disappointed because we came out here today looking a victory, and we did not get it.” Though their chances of survival are being written off with each passing match, Murray is still hopeful. KEEP ON FIGHTING “There is still time and opportunity for us, we just have to keep fighting and working hard, and the rest of the competition will tell,” said the youngster, who scored 27 goals for Dinthill last season. Besides trying to help his team survive the drop, Murray, who hails from Orange Field in Linstead, St Catherine, wants to retain his place in the country’s Under-20 squad and earn himself a professional contract. “My dream is to take it to the pro level, so I am just working hard towards that, and good performances in this league will help. “I have been invited to Jamaica’s Under-20 squad, and my aim is to join the team, work hard, and ensure that we qualify for the World Cup,” the youngster explained. At 18, Murray still has another year of eligibility at the schoolboy level, but he could pass on it if the opportunity presents itself. “I have another year at the schoolboy level, but I am not sure if I will return as yet. If I get a professional contract, I will take it. I have had offers from Europe; that is where my agent is based, so we will continue to look until something suitable comes,” Murray said. Murray added that he came close to joining Montego Bay United in the January transfer window. “I was supposed to be with Montego Bay United, but it just wasn’t working out. They wanted me to go to Cornwall College and play for Montego Bay United, but I did not want to leave Dinthill as yet, and Montego Bay is so far away from home,” he said.last_img read more