Feyenoord renews coach Dick Advocaat for one more season

first_imgAdvocaat took control of the Feyenoord in the midst of the club’s crisis, after the dismissal of Jaap Stam due to poor results, but under his tutelage the team has recovered and is, with 50 points, six from the lead, shared by Ajax and AZ Alkmaar. His coaching career began in 1987 and He has led teams such as PSV Eindhoven, Turkish Fenerbahce, Scottish Rangers, Rotterdam Sparta and Zenit Saint Petersburg., with which he won the UEFA Cup in 2008. Last season he coached Utrecht, which finished sixth in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has also been the coach of Russia, South Korea, Belgium, Serbia and in three stages of the Netherlands, the most recent between May and November 2017. The Feyenoord announced this Tuesday the renewal of its coach Dick Advocaat until the summer of 2021, after his arrival last October catapulted the team from twelfth to third place in the Eredivisie and classified him for the final of the Dutch Cup.“In these last weeks of madness I have continued to feel the passion for training and the desire I have to continue“The 72-year-old coach said in a statement from the Roterdam club.”I want to continue and the club too, so we keep going despite the uncertainties that exist at the moment“Advocaat added, referring to the paralysis of soccer due to the coronavirus.Feyenoord technical director Frank Arnesen congratulated himself on the coach’s renewal and said “it is great that he continues” at the club “one more season.” “We were having a great time under Dick’s direction. Unfortunately the measures against the coronavirus interrupted the season and it is not clear when we will be able to play again, but we must be prepared for when the time comes, “said Arnesen.last_img read more

United ‘fishing’ in the Masia: sign cadet Marc Jurado

first_imgManchester United have signed Barcelona cadet Marc Jurado. In accordance Sport, the Catalan youth squad is not going to renew and can be a part of the English group leaving 1.5 million euros to Barça for coaching rights. Jury, who performs proper again, has been one in every of the gamers who has shone the most this season in the Cadet A of Barça. The participant entered La Masía in the Prebenjamín class 9 years in the past. The facet, pure of Can Rull, he most well-liked to proceed his profession away from Can Barça, as different Barça youth squads like Fran Mérida, Jordi Alba or Cesc, though these final two ended up returning. Sport ensures that the choice was communicated this week after a number of weeks of negotiation and that it has not sat effectively inside the membership. Barça put him on the desk to be in Juvenil B, an financial determine greater than what he has acquired to this point with which he meant to affix his identify to these of Pablo Páez ‘Gavi’ and Ilias renovations which are tied. Nonetheless, Jurado will strive his luck in the purple devils with a technology higher than his personal and may have the chance, if his efficiency is sweet, of being in the United department.last_img read more

Shining Light for Easter Sprint

first_imgIt’s holiday racing at Caymanas Park today, the 11-race programme featuring the 3-y-o and up overnight allowance race for the Easter Sprint Trophy over 1100 metres.Ten starters have been declared, including leading lights SHINING LIGHT, DWAYNE STAR, RED FLAG, SILVER CLOUD and ACTION MAN.All should ensure a keenly contested race over this snappy trip, with the likes of RED FLAG, ACTION MAN and LADY SHANKARI coming to make things pretty hot on the headlines, with the trio of SHINING LIGHT, SILVER CLOUD and hat-trick seeker DWAYNE STAR coming on strongly in the last furlong.The veteran campaigner RED FLAG from the Solomon Sharpe stables has been knocking at the door for the longest while and could prove strongest of the speedsters. However, they should play into the hands of the progressive four-year-old colts SHINING LIGHT and DWAYNE STAR, both winners in recent months.The Patrick Lynch-trained DWAYNE STAR looked much improved when slamming hot favourite FORTUNEONEHUNDRED by 7 1/2 lengths over the round five course in high claiming company on February 13 and now steps up to overnight company. Having worked well, this will not deter the son of Storm Craft, who looks tempting at the weights with 51.0kg and in-form Aaron Chatrie aboard.Still, preference is for the Gary Griffiths -trained SHINING LIGHT, who notched his last win over this trip in restricted company on January 16 and has run some big races in defeat since, despite not having the best of luck in running.SHINING LIGHT failed by only half a length to catch EDISON over 1300 metres in overnight company when last raced on March 5, but could well have won had he not encountered traffic problems. Back in action from the convenient mark of 52.0kg, the chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of Bachelor Of Arts is preferred to DWAYNE STAR.His ability to quicken under pressure in the closing stages should make the difference. Shamaree Muir, who won aboard him on January 16, again has the ride.last_img read more

Heaven retains JCA presidency

first_imgProminent business executive, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, has been re-elected as president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA).The CHASE Fund chief executive officer will head the association for a second two-year term, after turning back the challenge of incumbent secretary, Fritz Harris, 52 to 47, during the association’s annual general meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday.”It feels good to be returned as president, as over the past two years, the JCA has made several strides,” said Heaven.”It is a good victory for cricket, I believe, as the association is moving in the right direction generally, and the hope is that over the next term things will get even better.”Harris, who prior to the election had served as secretary for the past two years, expressed disappointment at the result, but, in the meantime, congratulated Heaven.HARRIS DISAPPOINTED”I am naturally disappointed with the result, but it’s a membership association with the right to elect the president, and I have to respect that,” Harris said. “I must also commend the president on retaining his position.”Heaven, who prior to his ascension to the post two years ago, had promised to serve for two terms, will also have at least six of his seven executive committee nominees to work with.This is after the they won their respective contests.These include: Dr Donovan Bennett (first vice-president), Mark Neita (second vice-president), Diann Campbell (honorary secretary, Clinton Clarke (assistant secretary) and Hopeton Morrison (treasurer).At press time, the seventh executive position, that of assistant treasurer, was undecided.Kerry Scott, representing Team Heaven, and Errol Moodie, representing Team Harris, were the assistant treasurer nominees.Heaven, during his campaign, noted that several measures had been instituted during his tenure.These, he said, included: the enhancement of commitment to transparency and good governance by the filing of the first annual income tax returns in 16 years, the appointment of a chief executive officer, the implementation of lights at Sabina Park, and improvement practice facilities as well as provision of a new gymnasium and wellness centre. He also pointed to the restoration of local women’s cricket competition to the cricket calendar.Harris, in the meanwhile, a director of the JCA for over 15 years, had campaigned on a promise of change for a betterment of the game.last_img read more

LIME and Flow on track with athletes

first_imgLIME and Flow on track with athletesOn August 4, the combined business of LIME & Flow announced a major investment in Jamaica’s track and field, a partnership that will see us, as Jamaica’s premier quad play telecommunications provider, on the starting line with the world-class Team Jamaica athletics programme for the next two years.We are honoured to be able give support to a team that continues to make Jamaica proud, both on and off the field of competition. Jamaica’s team of 53 athletes and 19 officials to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, carry the hopes and dreams of our proud nation. Their efforts will undoubtedly galvanise Jamaicans both locally and in the Diaspora, as they continue to display the spirit of our beautiful island Jamaica.It is that indomitable Jamaican spirit that we celebrate. We celebrate passion, optimism and determination displayed not only in athletics, but through every positive aspect of our society today.As the exclusive telecoms partners, to the JAAA and Team Jamaica, for both the senior and junior national track and field teams, we are doing our part to ensure that Jamaicans have a reason to feel proud. We will celebrate with our athletes each and every time they step out on the track.To all track and field fans, let’s rally around our athletes and support them. Cheer them on and help them bring glory to our communities and to the nation!last_img read more

Dr Paul Wright: Netball and Mr Winston Nevers

first_img BERNARD’S CONTRIBUTION Jamaica, under the leadership skills of Marva Bernard, has managed to get their own ‘home’ as well as numerous corporate bodies putting up their cash and kind to support netball. Money is still short, thus arranging and travelling to other ranked nations to play ‘Tests’ happens rarely, and is due to a great extent on the generosity of the other nations. Faced with that reality, one would think that Netball Jamaica would be very interested in keeping squad members playing top local netball regularly, and would be actively encouraging these squad members to play week after week. No matter what spin is put on the reason for the rule, the bald fact is that the rule makes no sense and has got to be rescinded. The fans of Jamaica’s netball, and the public in general, can force the removal of this rule … if they want. The IAAF’s woes continue with major sponsor Adidas withdrawing from their contractual support of the beleaguered organisation, mainly because of the continuing revelations regarding corruption and illegal activity of the principals of the organisation. The Dick Pound-led investigation is not over, not by a long shot. Keep watching this space. The past president of Netball Jamaica has received numerous awards and praise for her leadership skills while being a ten-year president of the sport of netball in Jamaica. These plaudits re her leadership skills are well deserved. Her successor, Dr Paula Daley Morris, has promised a change in how the game in administered. I was hoping that I would have seen a change in the policy, particularly one that would have seen the nation have a realistic chance of changing our position in world netball, from ‘sometimes third, most times fourth’ to finalists and eventual champions. Alas and alack, that wish of us, (Jamaica) moving on up looks as distant as it always was. Mr Netball himself, Winston Nevers, has gone public with his concerns regarding a ‘rule’ that seems designed to stop teams that he coaches from dominating local netball. The thinking behind the implementation of this rule seems to be “stop Nevers from winning everything, so that we can justify keeping his skills away from the national programme”. A local radio programme recently highlighted the rule. As I understand it, teams playing in the national league can only have three members of the national squad playing for any one team during the competition. If a national representative (who happens to play for a team coached by Mr Nevers) does not want to play for a rival team, then that player is refused permission to play netball locally! Huh? So instead of allowing players selected to the national squad to play as much netball as possible, Netball Jamaica is happy with these players watching the game week after week! That thought is frightening, if the main aim of the rule is to sideline Nevers. As I understand sports of any kind, the participants need regular playing time in competition against their peers and against competition that is superior. Australia has just completed a three ‘Test’ clean sweep against England, as both sides continue engaging in ‘Test’ conditions against world-ranked opponents.last_img read more

Big total key to Windies’ chances – coach West

first_imgDAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (CMC):West Indies A made a stuttering start to the opening unofficial one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka A before rain intervened to end play prematurely at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here yesterday.Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side had reached 69 for two in the 13th over, with opener Kyle Hope unbeaten on 28 and Andre Fletcher on seven. The game will be concluded on today’s reserve day.Head coach Graeme West rued the weather interruption and said West Indies A would need to find their momentum again on what was a good batting track, if they were to put Sri Lanka A under pressure.”We got ourselves into a good position with some positive batting, and we’ll certainly need more of the same tomorrow,” West said afterwards.”It looks a good wicket, (there’s) not much happening for the spinners and it’s pretty slow for the quicks, so we need to build around Kyle Hope and Andre Fletcher … and set something up for some of the positive players to come later on in the innings and try and post something that will put the Sri Lankans under pressure.”They’ve certainly got an experienced and powerful top six themselves so we’ll certainly need a big score to put them under pressure.”The right-handed Hope put on 40 for the first wicket with Chadwick Walton, who made 16 from 12 balls with two fours and a six, before falling in the sixth over.Hope, who has counted four boundaries in a 39-ball innings, then added a further 23 with left-hander Assad Fudadin, who scored 14 off 10 deliveries with two fours and a six, before perishing in the eighth over.The game is the first of a three-match series against the hosts, with Jason Mohammed leading the unit.West Indies A, under the leadership of Shamarh Brooks, suffered a 2-1 defeat in the three-match, four-day Test series, which ended last week.last_img read more

Venus Williams to play World TeamTennis for Washington

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Harden plans to be in Houston ‘forever’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation The six-team coed league also features Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey and Australian Nick Kyrgios on the Kastles.Sharapova recently returned to the WTA after a doping ban and skipped Wimbledon because of a thigh injury. She plays for the Orange County Breakers, who face the defending champion San Diego Aviators on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Isner and Eugenie Bouchard play for the New York Empire.The WTT final is Aug. 5 in San Diego.center_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Venus Williams of the United States pauses between points as she plays Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Women’s Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (David Ramos/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK — Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and John Isner will headline World TeamTennis, which begins its 42nd season on Sunday.Williams, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon on Saturday, will play her sixth season for the Washington Kastles. She’ll travel to Philadelphia to face the Freedoms on July 24 and be home for the Springfield (Missouri) Lasers on July 25.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View comments LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

LOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their wedding

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Rousey had been away from the public eye and relatively quiet on social media since her stunning defeat to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 last December.The couple first revealed that they were dating in 2015 and announced their engagement last April.UFC President Dana White was invited, but was unable to attend the wedding after watching the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout in Las Vegas, according to TMZ Sports.  /ra Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “What an amazing day!! She is so perfect in every way! She makes me so happy! She is my other half!” the hulking heavyweight wrote, along with the hashtag “browsey2017.” Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstars Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey tied the knot over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii.The proud bridegroom recently shared a candid black-and-white photo of the newlyweds in his personal Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Rousey uploaded several photos, too, shortly after Browne’s posts became a viral hit online, describing the union as “the happiest day of my life.”The blushing bride was visibly all smiles—far from the menacing scowl she usually displays inside the octagon.ADVERTISEMENT Federer passes five-set test to advance at US Opencenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

World Cup failure prompts calls for US soccer ‘revolution’

first_imgAndrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ “You don’t have wholesale changes based on the ball being 2 inches wide or 2 inches in,” he said. “We will look at everything, obviously, and all of our programs, both the national team and all the development stuff. But we’ve got a lot of pieces in place that we think are very good and have been coming along.”The U.S. returned to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, and soccer grew at an exponential rate, helped by the U.S. hosting the tournament in 1994. Major League Soccer launched two years later; cable television and the Internet brought top European clubs to American televisions and later laptops and cell phones.European clubs discovered there was huge money to be made by playing preseason exhibitions across the pond, growing the sport’s audience.American sponsors started treating soccer like a major sport, if not at the level of the NFL, baseball and the NBA, at least as prominent as the NHL, golf and tennis.Still, the national team peaked with its quarterfinal appearance at the 2002 World Cup. The U.S. failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 men’s Olympic soccer tournaments, a generational talent gap evident when a creaky defense repeatedly broke down during qualifying. There were no young goalkeepers considered challengers to Howard and Brad Guzan.“This has been coming for a while. I think it’s just kind of been building up,” former U.S. defender Marcelo Balboa said Wednesday.Elected head of the USSF in 2006 after a quarter-century helping build the national team and federation, Gulati has not said whether he will seek a fourth and final four-year term in February.More immediately, a decision must be made on whether the national team plays exhibitions during the November fixture dates and who will coach. Bruce Arena, brought back when Jurgen Klinsmann was fired last November after a 0-2 start in the hexagonal, figures to depart later this year or next.Among the possible American candidates are Tab Ramos, coach of the U.S. under-20 team since 2011; Peter Vermes, coach of Sporting Kansas City since 2009; and Huddersfield manager David Wagner. Atlanta United’s Tata Martino, a former coach of Argentina and Barcelona, is among the foreigners who could be considered. An interim coach is a possibility.Surprisingly, Arena said no major shifts need to be made in the federation’s operations. LATEST STORIES View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “There’s nothing wrong with what we’re doing,” he maintained. “Certainly I think as our league continues to grow, it benefits the national team program. We have some good young players coming up. Nothing has to change. To make any kind of crazy changes I think would be foolish. We’re building a good system in our professional league. We have players playing abroad of some quality. There’s enough there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “In the almost 12 years during which Sunil Gulati has been the USSF’s president, little or nothing has been done to enhance our prospects,” Commisso said in a statement. “The leadership of U.S. Soccer has failed all of its stakeholders: players, fans, sponsors and those of us who have invested in professional soccer. Getting back on track requires fundamental change in the structure and management of the sport in our country, starting with a change in the federation’s leadership.”While fans fulminated over the front office, the next national team coach must instigate a ruthless roster purge. The Tim Howard/Clint Dempsey/Michael Bradley era is over, and pretty much any player older than 26 will be past his past his prime when the World Cup in Qatar kicks off in November 2022. The Americans won’t even play a competitive match for nearly two years, until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.By then, Christian Pulisic, at 19 already the top American, should be surrounded with other players on the rise, such as 19-year-old midfielder Weston Mckennie, who has started Schalke’s last three games in the German Bundesliga. Haji Wright, a 19-year-old winger loaned from Schalke to second-division Sandhausen, is another top prospect along with forward Josh Sargent, who agreed last month to sign with Werder Bremen on his 18th birthday in FebruaryMatt Miazga and Cameron Carter-Vickers should be tested in defense as the team reorients to 2022.A shocked Gulati was measured in his reaction.ADVERTISEMENT “Unacceptable,” tweeted former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, a U.S. Soccer Federation board member. “For us in USSoccer more than a wake-up call. Time for revolution. Need long term plan that is smart.”After American soccer’s Waterloo, the fallout almost surely will lead to a new coach and possibly a new USSF head. There also figure to be calls for a reexamination of the player development structure, from youth teams through academies designed with the hope of producing elite prospects.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“There is no denying that this is a setback for all of us involved with the game in our country,” Major League Soccer said in a statement.New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso, chairman of the lower-level North American Soccer League that has sued the USSF, called for federation President Sunil Gulati to resign along with board members and senior administrators he put in place. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson This file photo taken on April 10, 2017 shows Sunil Gulati, President of United States Soccer Federation, speaking at a press conference in New York./ AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURCOUVA, Trinidad—When soccer holds its world’s fair in Russia next June, the American pavilion will be glaringly absent.A bumbling, stumbling, tumbling World Cup qualifying campaign ended Tuesday night with a calamitous 2-1 loss to already eliminated Trinidad and Tobago, the 99th-ranked nation in the world, when merely a tie was necessary to eke out the final automatic World Cup berth from one of soccer’s weakest regions.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more