The way out of the COVID-19 emergency is still very long, but Italy has been wishing for days to enter ‘phase 2’, that it will start from May 4 and that, little by little and with great caution, it will reopen the country. There are reasons to think about taking a step forward: yesterday there was the lowest percentage of infected people on the tests carried out since the epidemic began, 6.1%.Soccer also plans to return, although there is still a lot of controversy around it: several presidents claim that the season is over (all involved in the fight to avoid relegation), there are tensions between the Olympic Committee and the Federation, virologists give negative opinions (although Rezza said yesterday that “in a month it could be played”) and there is also an ethical debate. Many criticize footballers being screened for COVID-19 when normal people and even doctors have to wait weeks at best. The arrival of serological tests, which should spread throughout the country from May, could change the scenario. They are quick tests, fundamental also in the protocol that the scientific committee of the federation discussed yesterday with the soccer authorities.The idea is to return from May 4 with “permanent and mandatory” concentrations in hotels or club structures for Series A teams (while Series B and C will have more time to organize). The players, after having undergone the inevitable COVID-19 exams, They will train individually during the first week, and then gradually return to group work, being isolated from the outside and thus reducing all risks.The objective of the federation, which next week will illustrate its protocol to the Government (everything is pending your approval) is to start with the semifinals of the Italian Cup return at the end of May and then recover the Serie A matches: 124 are missing and would be distributed for around two months, thus leaving free space for European competitions, which could also be held in August. There is a lot of work to be done, but several Calcio managers are optimistic: in a month and a half, perhaps, the ball will roll.
The station added that no FC Barcelona participant examined positive and that this Friday they’ll be capable of begin particular person coaching. As well as, LaLiga could be pending to know all the outcomes and make the full variety of instances public.The coronavirus assessments have been carried out on the players of the primary groups registered in LaLiga, coaches and different membership workers with direct contact with the players. LaLiga has five players who’ve examined positive for coronavirus. As reported by RAC1, the outcomes of the primary spherical of assessments carried out on the First and Second Division groups have thus far produced five positive outcomes: three LaLiga Santander players and two extra from the silver class.Not all the outcomes are identified but, however LaLiga’s estimates have been even increased than anticipated.
Dijana Djokovic reviewed in an interview with the Serbian media Blic the laborious beginnings in the profession of his son Novak till he grew to become one among the tennis legends. The tennis participant’s mother tells in an interview how her son has excelled in tennis since childhood. “Novak has not been like different youngsters since he was little. He was all the time totally different, he was extra mature. He favored to play however his consideration was totally different. Not even in my greatest desires did I think about that he was a world champion. When he began taking part in tennis, he additionally performed different sports activities. None of us had been a tennis participant. At the age of six or seven, earlier than beginning college, we signed him up for a camp in Kopaonik with Jelena Gencic at the Partizan Tennis Membership. After admitting him he mentioned: ‘I haven’t seen a extra gifted little one right here since Monica Seles.’ “Djokovic’s mother revealed the monetary difficulties her household went by and the way they managed to get forward and permit ‘Nole’ to construct his profession as a tennis participant on loans, typically with a really inflated curiosity. “If you rise up in the morning and you don’t have anything to purchase bread or the most simple issues for the youngsters, it hurts. You’re determined since you don’t know the best way to remedy some issues. My husband borrowed cash from some and needed to repay it asking others. He didn’t enable anybody to cost Djokovic and knocked on many doorways to discover a sponsor to assist Novak go to the Australian Open, Roland Garros as a result of it was a big sum of cash. In the finish we acquired assist from folks in Israel. It was not simple. We undergo a number of nerves throughout this era, however that’s the means life is. My husband talked to many Serbian businessmen to put money into Novak, to not give him cash, however to make him a contract, however they didn’t need and there was no assembly. At present they might in all probability be making thousands and thousands, it is a reality. “In truth, Dijana Djokovic recounts the difficulties her husband went by to make sure that Djokovic may go to the large occasions of the calendar in decrease classes. “It was very tough and when it is pressing, the rate of interest will increase. The curiosity we pay month-to-month is not paid overseas on an annual foundation. They had been irregular issues however we bought alongside effectively. We had a job in Kopaonik that I did a number of months a yr to be able to feed my youngsters and repay money owed. It needed to be this manner and when you realize that one thing is going to occur and you’ve got a purpose, you go for it. I bear in mind when Novak went to Roland Garros junior, a number of folks stopped sponsoring him at the final second and Srdjan bought frightened. And when one among the males noticed that we had been in bother mentioned: ‘It could be a ten after all of curiosity, however for you it is going to be 15 as a result of I see you’re in a rush’. And at last we accepted it as a result of there was no time to hearken to the second choice as a result of he needed to journey the subsequent day. Srdjan went to the match with Djokovic and I stayed at dwelling with two youngsters and no cash for bread. We had been very courageous. If I had been born out of the country it will have been totally different. Right here we had no help or assist. That concern had an influence on my well being. “ The Serbian tennis participant’s mother additionally regretted that her son is away from dwelling for thus lengthy and confessed that he misses him. “What I need is one thing that stays inside. I wish to sit down, discuss to him, discuss, chortle, cry … I need to be with him even for half an hour. Many individuals encompass him. I wish to take him by the hand and we will each go someplace. “Djokovic additionally says that his son has suffered a number of well being issues throughout his time on the circuit. “Novak has had a number of well being issues. He had a deviation in his nostril that made him breathe laborious and after surgical procedure he felt higher. In 2010 he was found to be gluten illiberal and that additionally made it tough for him and he couldn’t deal with the warmth in Australia. Generally we thought the neatest thing was for him to cease however he mentioned ‘let me attempt’. At 2007 Wimbledon he performed 5 days in a row along with his sore foot earlier than falling to Nadal in the semifinals. We put bandages on him at evening and in the morning I noticed him in slippers. I suggested him to not exit and play however he wished to, so he acquired a ache injection. He broke Nadal in the first set 6-2 and he didn’t know ‘the place his butt is and the place his head is’ to hunt medical assist at the inter-game break to bandage his wounds. Novak needed to abandon the combat regardless of going to tie a set. “Considered one of the hardest moments he went by was at Wimbledon in 2009, after Djokovic was in favor of supporting the Serbian trigger for Kosovo’s independence. “I used to be scared in London in 2009, when Scotland Yard saved us at dwelling, as a result of Albanian teams threatened Novak as a result of he supported the ‘Kosovo is Serbia’ motion. I used to be scared since you are dwelling with Scotland Yard round you. Then when folks requested why he misplaced to Marat Safin it was as a result of he had this strain. However there was no discuss of that. “If there is a second that has additionally marked Dijana Djokovic, it was the defeat of her son in the first spherical of the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games. “Rio’s tears are the hardest he has ever skilled. That want to win gold and have all the situations, however one thing went fallacious. He had the elbow downside and couldn’t bear the strain. EHe is a really comfortable boy and his tears should not often laborious. He was stunned that he had disenchanted folks and had not achieved effectively. Generally I get mad at dwelling or on the monitor. “Djokovic additionally had a really unhealthy time in final yr’s Wimbledon ultimate, the place his son beat Roger Federer in a dying ultimate, for which Dijana Djokovic doesn’t present a lot sympathy. “Wimbledon was the hardest recreation for me this yr. On the monitor the place everybody applauds Federer, a handful applauded Djokovic. It is not handy to say if Federer or different folks hassle me, however I think so, as a result of he is a bit conceited” .She additionally confessed the spiritual fervor that she and her son have and believes that God helped Novak win that ultimate. “At the time when Federer had two match balls, I took my cross from the Don River, the amulet that saves me in tough instances, and I mentioned to myself: ‘Nole, you are able to do it, you already did it twice, you are able to do it a 3rd time’, and he did it. God saved him. I all the time carry the cross and am a believer. Novak is too, he believes in God and I consider that he is his chosen one. He wears a Hilandar cross and that offers him peace of thoughts and happiness. Pray in the morning, in the afternoon, or whenever you want it. He was as soon as along with his father and brothers for 3 days at Hilandar and that has helped him lots. “
CRUISING West Indies, who were cruising at 147 for three, had lost two quick wickets, including Pope, who laid the foundation by putting on 44 runs for the first wicket with Tevin Imlach. Hetmyer arrived to lead the recovery of an innings which appeared to be wobbling and compiled a 64-run stand with Keacy Carty. Heymyer’s score of 60, his second straight half century, included 7 fours and a six, while Carty picked up two boundaries in his contribution of 22. Hetmyer’s departure threatened to tilt the game towards Bangladesh but when Jyd Goolie joined Springer, the two gathered 30 runs for the fifth wicket to take the score past 175. The run chase was disrupted again when left-arm spinner Saleh Ahmed Shawon, Bangladesh’s chief wicket taker with three for 37, struck twice in four balls to remove Goolie for nine and Paul for four. But Springer weathered the threat by teaming up with Michael Frew to steal singles and twos in a patient stand of 36. Springer, dropped on 15, was unbeaten on 62 with five fours and a six, and scored the winning runs for West Indies when he smashed Mohammad Saifuddin through the covers for four. Earlier, captain Mehedi was forced to rescue his side with a top score of 60 after they had slumped to 88 for four. Mehedi stitched together an 85-run partnership with Mohammed Saifuddin for the sixth wicket, which lifted the homeboys from 113 for five to almost 200. Paul broke the partnership, capturing the wicket of Mehedi and added two lower-order wickets to finish with impressive figures of three for 20 from three overs. DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the semi-final at Shere Bangla National Stadium yesterday. West Indies, inspired by an all-round performance from man of the match Shamar Springer, silenced more than 10,000 fans at the stadium with a gutsy run chase to overhaul the 227 runs set by Bangladesh who won the toss and elected to field. Keemo Paul destroyed the Bangladesh lower order, grabbing three for 20, including the important scalp of captain Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who led the innings with a half century. Half centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Springer, under pressure, complemented a positive innings from opener Gidron Pope as the visitors negotiated some anxious moments before romping to victory with eight balls remaining. They will now contest the showpiece championship match against India in Mirpur on Sunday. Pope, who was dropped on 23, started the chase in aggressive fashion, clobbering 14 runs in the first over on his way to 38.
The quality of a performance is largely determined by how skilful the performer is.Different skills are needed to perform and participate in different sport activities. The individual becomes familiar with these skills by practising, which eventually leads to mastering the skill. Once the skills are mastered, they can be executed effectively, consistently and efficiently within a competitive game or activity.Therefore, we can define skill as the learnt ability to choose and perform consistently the right techniques (basic patterns of movements) at the right time with maximum certainty and efficiency.Types of skillThere are many different sports and an amazing variety of physical skills. Physical skills involve the movement of the body and are normally called motor skills.Motor skills take time to learn and are the result of a series of mental and physical processes developed through practice.Some motor skills involve movement of a large group of muscles. These are known as gross motor skills. Example: activities that use large blocks of muscle to produce powerful and skilful movement such as javelin throws.Other motor skills involve the movement of a small group of muscles. These are called fine motor skills. Example: the action of the wrist movement in a badminton shot. Gross and fine motor skills need to be repeated consistently for successful performance.Motor skills can be divided into open and closed types. The division between open and closed skills is based on the type of situation or environment in which the skills are used.Open skillsThese are performed in situations that continually change and the player has to keep adapting to the changes as they happen. Successful performance depends on the player’s ability to see what is going on, accurately interpret what is happening, anticipate and act in the right way at the right moment. Example: intercepting passes, moving into position to receive passes and saving a goal, etc.Closed skillsThese are performed in predictable and stable conditions. You have to try to produce the movement in the same way each time. Skills such as cartwheels in gymnastics and free shots in basketball are examples.Most motor skills in sports lie somewhere between open and closed and can be considered as being at either end of a continuous system or continuum. Between the two ends of the continuum are skills made up of both open and closed elements. A continuum is a line which allows for skills made up of open and closed elements to be shown.All skills need to be practised under conditions as close as possible to those that they are going to be performed in. Open skills need to be practised in situations that involve change. Closed skills need to be practised in exactly the same way each time – repetitively. Skills with open and closed elements need both types of practice.Phases of skill learningThe learning of skills goes through phases. The length of each will depend on the difficulty of the skill, level of ability and the amount of practice. The three distinct phases are the cognitive, the associative, and the autonomous.ï Cognitive phase – This is the beginner’s phase. The skill is new. Clear demonstrations, simple instructions and practice are needed. Emphasis must be on technique and not outcome. A lot of errors, jerky performance and inaccuracies will occur. However, praises for correct actions must be given.ï Associative phase – Techniques are learnt and the concentration is on practising the skill. Performance improves, fewer errors are made, and the individual begins to analyse movements and make corrections through internal (use of senses) and external (the coach) feedback.ï Autonomous phase – Expertise is developed and the skill is now performed automatically. The skill is now performed consistently, effectively and efficiently. More concentration is on decision making concerning strategies and tactics. Example: a tennis player concerned about where to play the best shot, rather than the shot itself.Knowing about the different phases helps coaches to plan training activities that match the development of each performer. It is important to learn the skill correctly as you move through the phases because bad habits in the cognitive or associative phases can be difficult to correct later.Next week: Factors affecting performance.
JAMAICA ended the 45th Carifta Games in St Georges, Grenada, last night in fine style as they had a clean sweep in the 4x400m to follow up on their sweep in the 4x100m on yesterday’s final day as the country ended with a record 86 medals.This included 43 gold, 28 silver and 15 bronze medals.The Bahamas was way behind in second place with 34 medals (6 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze), while Barbados occupied third place with 14 medals (6 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze).The girls’ Under-18 quartet of Shania Powell, Stacy-Ann Williams, Shian Salmon and Sanique Walker got the show going as the Jamaican team led from start to finish, clocking a fast 3:39.31 to win easily, as The Bahamas (3:43.06) and the British Virgin Islands (3:47.43) had to settle for silver and bronze.Despite some early challenge from Barbados, Jamaica’s quartet of Anthony Cox, Dashinelle Dyer, Jhevaughn Matherson and Christopher Taylor cooled their rivals to win the Under-18 boys’ event in 3:12.54.Satanya Wright, Semoy Hemmings, Junelle Bromfield and Tiffany James continued the streak in the Under-20 girls’ event, stopping the clock at 3:34.73 ahead of The Bahamas, 3:48.96 with Grenada finishing third in 3:47.43.WELL-CONTROLLEDRunning a well-controlled anchor leg, Akeem Bloomfield piloted the boys’ Under-20 team to a win in 3:10.55. The other members on the team were Jauvaney James, Nathan Brown and Kimor Barrett.It was a bright start for Jamaica on the track yesterday evening as it was a clean sweep for the country’s athletes in the sprint hurdles, with Dasazay Freeman setting the stage in the girls’ Under-18 100m hurdles, winning the gold medal in 13.44 seconds.In the girls’ Under-20 100m hurdles, Rushelle Burton captured the gold medal after winning in 13.36 seconds. It was close for second, but her teammate Sidney Marshall got the better of Jeminise Parris of Trinidad and Tobago for the silver as both athletes were given an identical time of 13.73 seconds.It was disappointment for Jamaica’s Dejour Russell in the boy’s Under-18 110m hurdles as he was disqualified for false-starting, but his teammate Damion Thomas, who was competing for the first time for Jamaica, captured the gold medal after stopping the clock at 13.32.Jamaica ended the sweep with Rohan Cole taking the Under-20 boys’ 110m hurdles gold after winning the event in 13.71 seconds.DOMINATE 800MIt was three out of four victories for Jamaica in the 800m with Cemore Donaldin the girls’ Under-18 and Shevon Parkes in the boys’ Under-20 leading the way, taking their second gold medals of the championships following wins in the 1500m on Saturday’s opening day.Donald clocked 2:10.66 for the win as teammate Chrissani May made it a one-two for Jamaica picking up silver in 2:13.90.Parkes’ winning time was 1:51.76 as team-mate Nathan Brown captured the silver in 1:52.99. Anthony Cox also picked up silver in the boys’ Under-18 event after finishing second in 1:52.23.Jamaica’s other win came in the girls’ Under-20 800m, as the outstanding Junelle Bromfield showed her class for a runaway win in a personal best 2:06.21.There was two success for Jamaica in the 200m as defending Under-18 girls’ champion, Shaniel English retained her title, while Michael Stephens won the Under-18 boys’ event.
American Gwen Berry and Trinidad and Tobago’s Shakeil Waithe captured the women’s hammer throw and men’s javelin, respectively, at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet yesterday.In the first final, Berry set a National Stadium and meet record with a throw of 73.82 metres in the hammer. Another American, Jene Stephens McCall (71.06m), was second, and Britain’s Sophie Hitch (70.65m), third.Waithe had a winning throw of 76.30m in the javelin. The United States duo, Riley Dolezal (76.26m) and Cypress Hostetler (74.25m) took second and third. Jamaica’s Orlando Thomas (69.92m) was sixth.There was also early action in development events involving promising local athletes.World University Games 100 metres silver medallist Shimarya Williams and Kemarley Brown captured the women’s and men’s 100m, respectively. Williams clocked 11.39 seconds with Brown topping the men in a swift 10.03.Jody Ann Muir won the women’s 400m in 52.08 seconds, ahead of Dawnalee Loney, who ran a personal best 52.38.G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye maintained his great 2016 form, winning the men’s one-lap event in 45.61. Javere Bell (46.94) was second.
LONDON (AP):Arsenal manager ArsÈne Wenger says midfielder Jack Wilshere has fractured his left fibula and will face “a few weeks out”.Wilshere sustained the injury after a training-ground collision last week, but the extent of the damage was only revealed yesterday.Wenger said: “I had a bad surprise because it is a hairline crack in his fibula … there is minimal damage apart from bone damage.”The 23-year-old Wilshere, an England international, has had frequent injury problems throughout his career.He missed five months oflast season after surgery on a left ankle injury sustained against Manchester United in November.
NAGPUR, India (AP): New Zealand’s spinners inflicted a shock 47-run defeat on tournament favourites India in the first game of the Super 10 stage at the ICC World Twenty20 yesterday. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner grabbed 4-11, leg-spinner Ish Sodhi took 3-18 and off-spinner Nathan McCullum added 2-15 on a helpful pitch as India were bowled out for 79 in 18.1 overs. New Zealand had earlier reached 126-7 in the Group Two match. Captain Kane Williamson’s decision to go in with three spinners paid off as India, which came into the tournament with 10 wins in 11 previous T20 games, failed to come to terms with the slow pitch. New Zealand have now beaten India in all five T20 games between the two teams, including two times at the World Twenty20. India had beaten South Africa inside three days in a Test here last year, but the turn on offer this time proved detrimental. Sodhi struck first ball as the in-form Virat Kohli (23) edged one to the wicketkeeper, at which stage India were 39-5. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tried to rally his team, but his knock of 30 was of little use. “It was a low-scoring wicket,” Dhoni said. “I thought we restricted them to a good total, but the batting let us down. The shot selection kept putting pressure on the batsmen coming in. “They bowled well and exploited the conditions, but we lacked adaptability. We could have applied ourselves more.” Earlier, India restricted New Zealand to a moderate total with left-hander Corey Anderson holding the innings together. He scored 34 before being dismissed by pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah while trying to scoop the ball towards fine leg. Luke Ronchi got an unbeaten 21 off 11 balls down the order. “It was a tough surface,” Williamson said. “Any score was going to be tough here, but we would have liked to have a few more. We went in with this bowling attack after we had a look at the conditions.”
WITH last year’s winners eliminated, a new champion is set to be crowned as the semi-finals for both the League and Knockout competitions in the 2015-16 Bull Investment Limited-Cable Pro Data Services-sponsored Golden League football competition will be played today at the National Water Commission playing field, Mona.At 3:30 p.m., Harbour View will tackle Kush and Park Rovers will face Nautica in the knockout competition, and at 5 p.m., Kings will play Real Mona and Santos battle Dunn’s All Stars in the league.This competition is for players over 45 years and a few former national players will be competing. The Jermaine Johnson-coached Harbour View will be looking to Ian McNaughton, Neil Stewart, Paul Aiken, Donovan Green and Corey Rowe to get them in the final, while Kush will be looking to player-coach Vincent McGowan, Lance Craig, Mario Hackett, Omar McDermott and Lennox Broderick.Park Rovers, who were the league champions for 2014 and 2015, will be trying to win their first knockout title and will be looking to Woodrow Coleman, Garfield Cooke, Jerome Wilson, Jeffrey James and Donald Broderick. Nautica will look to player-coach Lenworth ‘Teacher’ Hyde, Donovan Lofters, Patrick Williams, Devon Hardware, and Barrington Washington.Santos are favourites to win their fourth Golden League title as they are the only unbeaten team in the competition. All four semi-finalists are from the same preliminary zone, which Santos won by 10 points. Their defence is very mean and has only conceded one goal in 13 matches this season.Coach Lyndon Dawes is expecting them to go all the way and will look to Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell, Bryan Leon, Joseph Henry, Jeffrey Dillion, Clint Reid, and Ian Burnett for victory.Dunn’s All Stars is the only team to defeat Santos as they stopped them 2-0 in the knockout competition in January.However, Santos returned the favour, winning 1-0 in the league’s preliminary round.CONFIDENTCOACHCoach Norris Grant is confident Dunn’s will win again and is looking to former Arnett Gardens striker Denton Shedden, Michael McQueen, Delroy Dixon, Raymond Williams, and Steve Dunn.The other semi-final will see Kings playing Real Mona. Kings’ player-coach David Williams will be looking to Nicholas Ziadie, Gary Peryer, Robert Murray, and Chris Denny, while the Ian Bond-coached Real Mona will look to Christopher Williams, Roger Bishop, Crafton Walker, Chris Green, and the prolific Mark Miller, who still plays for the Jamaica Defence Force in the KSAFA Major League football competition.