Bernard Tomic has continued his criticism of Australia’s Davis Cup captain, saying Lleyton Hewitt is causing division among the players and should be replaced.Tomic, who was beaten 6-2 6-4, 7-6 (3) by sixth-seeded Marin Cilic, said he would not play Davis Cup again with Hewitt as captain.”No one likes him anymore,” Tomic said of Hewitt. “We have a lot of issues that not a lot of players are happy about … he’s doing the wrong thing and everyone’s leaving.”Tomic played Davis Cup for 10 years but hasn’t played consistently since Hewitt has been in charge of the team.”Lleyton’s legacy and his tennis speaks for itself. He’s an unbelievable champion,” Tomic said. “But what he’s doing now is wrong.”Last year at the Australian Open, Hewitt countered Tomic’s claim that Australia couldn’t win without him by saying he doubted Tomic would play again under his captaincy.
Touch Football Australia chief executive Colm Maguire today expressed on behalf of the TFA Board and the sport his congratulations and delight on Todd Greenbergâ€™s appointment to the NRL chief executive role. Maguire said that Greenbergâ€™s appointment reaffirms and strengthens Touch Footballâ€™s connection with the NRL and particularly with Greenberg an existing board member of the TFA organisation.”Today marks quite a significant day for the NRL but also Touch Football in terms of our future direction and joint partnership priorities and initiatives with the NRL. Personally, I congratulate Todd and the ARLC on the appointment and look forward to working in a unified manner to achieve great things together.â€œTodd has been deeply engaged with our sport since his appointment to the NRL becoming a Director on the TFA Board and also driving collaboration particularly through the Football portfolio,” Maguire said.â€œTodd has developed an understanding of our sport and the challenges we face in the participation market. He has been working at every level to assist the alignment of Touch Football Australia and the NRL which will only be further enhanced through the appointment.â€œWe look forward to building on the strong foundation set by both organisations over the last two years as we target one million Touch Football participants by 2020. When this is added to the growing NRL family, we have every confidence that Todd will oversee an incredibly exciting time for our collective sports.”The NRL and Touch Football have forged a strong partnership in recent years that represents the biggest boost to participation and game development in the code’s history, increasing the game’s participation levels beyond a million.Related Files160318_tfa_media_release_todd_greenberg_nrl_ceo_v1_0-pdfRelated LinksGreenberg named NRL CEO
Congratulations and well done to all teams involved in the 2017 International Series at the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Please see below for results. Wednesday 10 May 2017Women’s OpenAustralia (17) defeated Japanese Women’s Open Selection (0)Men’s OpenAustralia (7) defeated Japan (3)Thursday 11 May 2017Women’s OpenJapanese Women’s Open Selection (6) defeated New Zealand (5)Australia (20) defeated Japanese Women’s Open Selection (2)Men’s OpenNew Zealand (11) defeated Japan (6)Australia (15) defeated Japan (3)Try Scores – International Series Day OneWomen’s OpenAustralia 17 (McCall 4, Watego 3, Crowe 2, Campbell 2, Maddick 2, Kearney, Davis, Hennessey, Upton touchdowns) defeated Japan 0.Men’s OpenAustralia 7 (Brisby 2, Prowse 2, Buckley, Francis, Palau touchdowns) defeated Japan 3 (Kawaguchi, Hamada, Nakamichi). Try Scores – International Series Day TwoWomen’s OpenJapan 6 (Kuraishi, Endo, Kishi, Imai, Ogawa, Parslow touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 5 (Engler 2, Johnston, Hotham, Mohi touchdowns)Australia 20 (Michaelopolous 3, Dyball 3, Rodgers 3, McCall 3, Peattie 2, Watego, Crowe, Upton, Campbell, Sargent, Sue See touchdowns) defeated Japan 2 (Imai, Goulding touchdowns)Men’s OpenNew Zealand 11 (Quinn 3, Robinson 3, Rhind-Rogers 2, Cavanagh 2, Soutar-Finch touchdowns) defeated Japan 6 (Kawaguchi 2, Kaji, Hori, Hamada, Nakamichi touchdowns)Australia 15 (Francis 4, Hoch 4, Marshall King 3, Norman, Moylan, Barton, Bundy touchdowns) defeated Japan 3 (Kaji, Kanabe, Nakamichi touchdowns)Related LinksInternational Series Results
Barcelona boss Valverde: I’m as much a photographer as a coachby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveErnesto Valverde admits he regards himself as much as a photographer as a coach. The Barcelona trainer has spoken about how important it is for him to take advantage of the time he has to work with his cameras.”It’s clear that photography is a way to escape, but it’s not a hobby for me, it’s something very serious in my life,” he said to La Vanguardia.”When I was 17 years old, playing at Alaves, I was studying to get an industrial masters in electronics, a job that I never practiced.”At that time I liked to take photos but more as a hobby, until one day, with my first salary as a footballer, I asked a friend to bring me a camera from the Canary Islands.”It cost me 40,000 pesetas, I remember perfectly.”Valverde gets emotional when he talks about the various stages of picture taking.”That moment when you are in the laboratory and you smell acetic acid, a fixative, the developer that you have mixed yourself at home…” he continued.”You turn off the light inputs and you put the red light bulb on, you put the paper in the bucket and you see the image come out, that moment is amazing.”Though he is well known as an ex-football player and coach, Valverde defines himself as a photographer.”I am a trainer as well as a photographer,” he added.”I like to educate my eyes a lot by looking at books and I admire those photographers who have the patience to wait for good light and perfect a good frame.”I’m more immediate and visceral and I’m also nonconformist with my work.”I want my photos not to be very comfortable or friendly, I want my work to be different.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd paid fortune to Alexis in bonusesby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez reportedly pocketed nearly £5m in bonuses from his dismal campaign last season with Manchester United.Sanchez was shipped out on loan to Inter Milan this summer after a dismal campaign for United which saw him score just two goals in 27 appearances.The Chilean forward joined United to huge fanfare in January 2018, signing as the club’s top earner on £400,000.The Sun says despite flopping last season, he picked up a whopping £4,920,011 in performance-related bonuses and image rights.That is the equivalent of a staggering £100,000 a week.Inter are currently paying half of Sanchez’s wages after United managed to offload the 30-year-old during the summer.
lee corso cries on college gamedayESPN’s College GameDay only had one game to cover Saturday morning, but the program certainly made the most of its air time. In honor of Lee Corso’s time spent at Navy, where he was the defensive backs coach from 1966 to 1968, GameDay put together a feature that included footage of his days in Annapolis. The segment, which you can view below, actually made Corso cry live on television. Rece Davis, Desmond Howard and Kirk Herbstreit were also taken aback.Here’s the entire feature, via ESPN. If it doesn’t work on your mobile device, you can view it here.Very cool. Props to ESPN for honoring one of the most beloved people in the sport.
zoomImage Courtesy: INPEX The first shipment of condensate from the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in Australia has departed, the company said. The cargo departed from the project’s massive offshore floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) — the Ichthys Venturer — moored in the Browse Basin, some 220 kilometers off the northwest coast of Western Australia.“This shipment of condensate is destined for the Asian market and signifies an important step forward as we begin to generate revenue from a project we expect will operate for 40 years to come,” Seiya Ito, INPEX President Director Australia, commented.Later this year, the Ichthys LNG Project will commence shipment of cargoes from Bladin Point near Darwin in Australia, with liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports expected to follow in sequence.The Ichthys LNG Project is a project led by Japanese INPEX alongside major partner TOTAL, and the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation Taiwan, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, JERA and Toho Gas.At peak, the project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tons of LNG per annum, up to 1.65 million tons of LPG per annum and up to 100,000 barrels of condensate per day.
Ohio State sophomore guard C.J. Jackson attempts a shot over Indiana’s Thomas Bryant on March 4 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said the Buckeyes defense would have to be at an “all-time high” on Saturday against Indiana to close out the regular season with a win.It was quite the opposite.The Indiana Hoosiers (17-14, 7-11 Big Ten) made their first six shots and 13 of their first 15 en route to a 96-92 win over Ohio State on Senior Day at the Schottenstein Center. The Hoosiers shot 59 percent from the field and 65 percent in the first half.Indiana junior guard Robert Johnson led all scorers with 26 points and snapped his shooting slump by making 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3.Sophomore center Thomas Bryant, redshirt junior guard Josh Newkirk and junior guard James Blackmon were also in double figures with 16, 18 and 22, respectively.Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led the Buckeyes with 20 points. Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, and sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle each had 18 points, while redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson added 19.“We scored 92 but they scored 96 so obviously we weren’t playing the defense that we play,” Tate said. “I’m more focused on the defense and giving up 96 points — unacceptable, especially 50-plus at half.”Johnson had been shooting 7 for 42 combined from 3 in his last eight games, but came out firing from the get-go. Johnson’s early offensive output severely dictated how the game was going to play out for the OSU defense.“We’re a get-well card for guys,” Matta said. “You’re struggling? Play Ohio State and you get out of your slump just like that. It’s been like that all year long.”From the tip, OSU was outpaced by the Indiana offense. Blackmon drilled a 3 to cap an 11-0 run in the first two minutes and 18 seconds. Indiana had scored 19 points by the first media timeout and led 32-15 at the under-12 timeout. The Hoosiers led 54-40 at the half.“It seemed like every shot they were taking was going in,” Tate said. “We knew they were a transition team and that killed us. We didn’t get back, build walls, stop the ball fast enough for them to run their half-court offense, and that was the game plan.”Matta called for a double team in the post when Bryant caught the ball, and even implemented a zone press on occasion to slow down the Indiana attack. Tate said that at halftime, OSU knew Indiana couldn’t continue to shoot the way it did in the first half.Sure enough, the Buckeye defense stepped up in the second half, allowing just four points from the 18:05 mark to 9:14 remaining. Starting with a layup from junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and a 3 by sophomore guard C.J. Jackson, the Buckeyes went on a 10-0 run before the first media timeout, cutting the deficit to four.Then, less than three minutes later, back-to-back 3s from senior guard Marc Loving and Jackson grabbed OSU its first lead of the game, 62-61.However, Blackmon ended that short-lived lead on the next possession with a 3 of his own. After a Tate layup tied the game at 64, Indiana’s shooting came to life with a 10-0 run. At the final media timeout, the Hoosiers led 84-74.“They were hitting tough shots, they were making 3s and that kind of killed us from there,” Jackson said.OSU continued to answer Indiana free throws with buckets of its own. Jackson made a shot from deep with 3.3 seconds remaining to cut the Hoosier lead to 94-92. But Blackmon was iced the game with two free throws with 2.7 seconds left.With the loss, OSU is now guaranteed to play on Wednesday at the Big Ten Tournament. If Nebraska beats Michigan at home on Sunday night, OSU will be the 12th seed and plays Penn State at 4:30 p.m. If Michigan wins, OSU will be the 11th seed against Rutgers at 7 p.m.“Every loss is going to not feel too good,” Tate said. “What’s done is done and we just got to prepare to make a run in the tournament.”
Thiago Silva insisted that he hopes that Unai Emery will be given more time by PSG and will stay even for the season to come even though he wasn’t successful in their Champions League campaign.It has been said that the Spaniard is likely to lose his job and be replaced after the ongoing season but Thiago Silva insisted that he doesn’t think that it would be the right choice for the club.The Brazil international spoke about his side’s coach as he said, according to Sports Keeda:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Yes, of course, I’m his captain. I’m always honest, especially with the work we do together. He always has confidence in me and the players do towards the staff.”“For the moment, we don’t know anything. We see a lot of names mentioned, a lot of managers saying that they want to come. It is difficult to see things like that because he has always been professional. We have to continue until the end of the season and then see what will happen.”
Toulouse centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo’s arrival at Barcelona has been brought forward, despite having previously agreed to wait until the summer.The Catalan giants previously announced they had signed Todibo for next season on a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Toulouse as his contract was up in June.After lengthy negotiations with Toulouse, however, Barcelona have now confirmed that the 19-year-old will instead arrive six months earlier than planned with Toulouse set to receive a small transfer fee as compensation.The French youngster will take the No. 6 jersey at Barcelona, which was previously worn by midfielder Denis Suarez before he left for Arsenal on a loan deal on Thursday.“FC Barcelona and Toulouse FC have come to an agreement over the French player Jean-Clair Todibo, with whom the Blaugrana had agreed a transfer from July 1 2019,” read a statement on the club website.“The agreement signed includes the immediate arrival of the French player, who will sign a contract with the club for the next four and a half seasons, until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.“The French player will wear the number six. A shirt which players like Guillermo Amor, Xavi Hernandez, Dani Alves and Denis Suarez, the last to use it, have worn.”Todibo is regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents and has already represented France at U20 level.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Since graduating through the youth ranks at Toulouse, Todibo had inserted himself as a key member of the squad after debuting in club’s 2-1 win over rivals Bordeaux in August during the Derby de la Garonne.Todibo had since made a further nine league appearances and scored his first goal for the senior team in a 1-1 draw at Rennes in September.But the teenager found himself forced out of the squad after refusing to sign a new contract, which opened the door for an early exit.Todibo will be presented as a Barcelona player later today.ICYMI: Jean-Clair Todibo (@jctodibo) transfer to FC Barcelona brought forward[+] https://t.co/RwuOVHMKdE pic.twitter.com/GYCkKIRJk1— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 1, 2019