Blake impresses in world leading 100m win

first_imgOn a day when American Justin Gatlin dropped a wind-aided 9.90 seconds run in The Bahamas, 2011 World 100m champion Yohan Blake signalled his return after injury issues, with a world leading 9.95 (+1.4) win in the 100m at the MVP Track and field meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Blake, who has been bothered with hamstring injuries, which caused him to miss the 2013 World Championships and much of the subsequent seasons, confirmed whispers out of his training camp, which pointed to an athlete in good shape, after bursting out of the blocks and out-sprinting a solid field. 200m specialist Rasheed Dwyer and Zharnel Hughes both clocked 10.10 seconds for second and third respectively. Earlier, Gatlin, while competing at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, stopped the clock in 9.90 seconds but had an illegal +2.3 wind pushing him along. Qatar’s Femi Ogundoe, was second in 9.94 with Trinidad and Tobago’s Adrian Griffith taking third in 10.03. Also in The Bahamas, veteran Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown had to settle for third place in the women’s 100m, 11.17 in a  tight finish behind Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye, 11.14 and Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast), 11.17. Another Jamaican Aleen Bailey fell during the early stages of the race and was reportedly taken to hospital after hitting her head on the track. Quarter-miler LaShawn Merritt was a highlight at the meet, stopping the clock in a brilliant 19.78 (+0.9) to win the 200m event. Wallace Spearmon, 20.40 was next best with Mike Rodgers 20.42 finishing third, while Jamaica’s Jason Livermore was fifth in 21.01.last_img read more

Neymar makes Sh385mn per month at PSG

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain pays Brazilian forward Neymar more than three million euros a month, by far the biggest salary in French football © AFP/File / DENIS CHARLETPARIS, France, Feb 6 – Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes Sh385mn ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner, sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.Behind Neymar, PSG players occupy the next seven places: Uruguayan Edinson Cavani makes Sh192.7mn (1.54 mn euros) a month, French teenager Kylian Mbappe earns Sh187mn (1.5mn euros) and Brazilian defender Thiago Silva makes Sh166.4mn (1.33mn euros). Then come Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria and Brazilian defender Marquinhos, both on Sh140mn (1.12m euros), Italian midfielder Thiago Motta (Sh109mn -875,000 euros) and Argentine Javier Pastore (Sh96.3mn – 770,000 euros).The first non-Parisian on the list is Radamel Falcao, the Colombian striker who earns 750,000 euros a month and, because he is in Monaco, pays no taxes.The top ten is rounded out by Dani Alves, another Brazilian defender at PSG, who makes Sh93.8mn (700,000 euros).Next come three more PSG stars — German striker Julian Draxler and Italian playmaker Marco Verratti both make Sh75mn (600,000 euros).PSG’s French striker Hatem Ben Arfa is tied on Sh62.5mn (500,000 euros) a month with two Marseille players, the former West Ham player Dimitri Payet and Brazilian Luiz Gustavo.At the other end of the Ligue 1 salary table are Amiens, where the average monthly salary is Sh1.9mn (15,000 euros), including three players on just Sh350,000 (2,800 euros).Since the sacking of the Marcelo Bielsa, who was making Sh70mn (560,000 euros) a month to coach Lille before he stormed out, PSG’s Unai Emery has become the highest earning manager on Sh56.3mn (450,000 euros) a month.Next comes another man working tax-free in Monaco, Leonardo Jardim, on Sh43.8mn (350,000 euros) closely followed by Claudio Ranieri, who won the English Premier League with Leicester in 2016 and makes Sh42.6mn (340,000 euros) a month in Nantes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Look what happens when Riyad Mahrez is named on the Leicester bench

first_img1 It was all going so well for Fantasy Premier League managers.This season Riyad Mahrez, the Leicester City midfielder has scored five goals, rewarding teams with countless points in the process.So it was a surprise when Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri named him on the substitute’s bench for the match against Norwich, with many opting for him as captain (double points are awarded to the skipper).Below is some of the funniest reaction. Riyad Mahrez has won fantasy Premier League managers countless points last_img read more