The Provisional Suspension Notice asserts that Mr Mullen returned a positive A-sample for an anabolic steroid, Drostanolone which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy. He was tested by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) on November 29, 2016.Mr Mullen is prohibited from participating in any WADA compliant sport, including Rugby League, while the provisional suspension is in place.Under the Anti-Doping Policy, Mr Mullen now has the opportunity to have his B-sample analysed.The NRL will not be making further comment while this process is under way.
Tuilagi, who last represented England in the 2016 Six Nations, has been named in a 37-man squad that will meet up for a pre-season training camp this weekend.”It’s nice to see him back training and back into it. He was a player who demolished New Zealand,” said Jones of the Leicester Tigers back.”If his motivation and desire is right then he can be an outstanding player for us and add to the depth of the squad.”England will face Argentina, Australia and Samoa in November and are set to rest a number of players who were involved in the recent British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.As a result, further opportunities will come the way of fringe players who impressed as England won two Tests in Argentina in June, in the absence of various Lions representatives.”I think the Argentina tour definitely allowed us to develop the squad,” Jones added.”There were some players that came through that we knew about but probably didn’t realise were as close to being real contenders for a World Cup squad.”We’ve got two years until the World Cup so the next 18 months is crucial in finalising our squad. We’re probably 75 per cent down the road.”Many of the youngsters who starred against Argentina are in Jones’ latest training squad, while 18-year-old Harlequins fly-half Marcus Smith is a new call-up.”He’s a good little player, takes the ball to the line, [has] a good pass selection, good running skills and [he is] a tough little guy,” said Jones.”We need another young stand-off and we want one putting pressure on George [Ford] and Owen [Farrell]. He’s the best one we’ve seen so far.” Photo Getty Images: Caption: Manu Tuilagi during an England training session
Photo by: Kylie Cox. Copyright: NRL Photos. Gold Coast Titans young gun Phillip Sami. Sami’s form since making his debut in Round 19 has convinced Titans officials that he has a bright future in the NRL and his contract has been upgraded to be included in the club’s top 30 for the 2018 season.It is reward for a physically gifted athlete who has had to come to terms with the work ethic required to even play in the under-20s and he delivered an eye-catching display in his first start in the centres against Canterbury last weekend.Spotted by both the Titans and Melbourne playing in the Mal Meninga Cup for Easts Tigers in Brisbane, Sami was viewed as a long-term project but has been on an upward trend ever since joining the Titans’ Holden Cup team last season where he played all 24 games and scored 11 tries.After a season on the wing in 2016 he has spent time in the centres and at fullback this year before his NRL elevation firstly on the wing against Souths and then a shift in to centre against the Bulldogs last weekend.Sami completed his schooling at Ipswich State High School so he could be part of their rugby league program and said when the time came to choose an NRL club the Titans’ proximity to his family in Brisbane helped sway his decision.”Jamie Mathiou when he was the [Titans] recruitment manager got a hold of my manager and I just took the opportunity with both hands and here I am,” said Sami, who represented the Queensland under-20s earlier this year.”The Storm was there but their 20s was based on the Sunshine Coast so I just came here instead.”I wouldn’t have thought that I would play one game [this year] but to play three, I’m very grateful for that.”It’s just up to me now to put my name out there and hopefully string a few more along the way.”Titans under-20s coach Ben Woolf has overseen Sami’s development from raw talent to NRL calibre over the past two seasons and while recognising how much improvement is still ahead of him said he has come a long way in a short space of time.”He’s been something of a surprise packet,” Woolf told NRL.com.”He came into pre-season at the start of last year and wasn’t the greatest trainer so he battled through the pre-season but he did enough to get himself a start in the trials and a spot on the wing in our 20s.”He got better and better as the season went on and he did a bit of NRL pre-season coming into this year because we were a bit short on outside backs in the club so he probably got promoted a bit quicker than people expected.”He was someone who was signed up probably just as a chance [of playing NRL] but he’s kicked past a few blokes that were probably expected to go a bit better than him.”Like Ben Nakubuwai, Sami’s elevation into the first grade squad has provided an injection of enthusiasm to a Titans team down on confidence, their energy infectious throughout the rest of the team.”It brings confidence to the players, to Phil and to Benny, and to the team,” said back-rower Joe Greenwood of their impressive performances in the NRL. “We all stick together and when they do well we all talk about having a smile on our faces.”He’s been really good actually because he’s been on the left side with me. He’s still a young kid and he’s got loads of potential, you can see that in him.”He’s been going well these last couple of games and he’ll only improve as a player.”I reckon a few more games and you’ll start to see just what a player he is.”
They battled well on Monday night defeating MoniPlus Tamaraws in a close encounter 110-103 at the Filipino Association PNG Clubhouse in Gordons.The Southern Highlands team based in Moresby played exceptionally well leading all throughout the match.In the first quarter, Flames took the lead 52-45 and continued to dominate the game in the second quarter to maintain the lead at half time 88-74.Flames continue to show class with the service of national representatives Apia Muri and Gabriel Elavo to claim victory.This is Flames second premiership title in the space of two years since joining the competition.Flames also took out the minor premiership title after winning nine of their ten games played.
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HPS PNG Director, Aaron Alsop said the organization was looking at opportunities to collaborate on health education messaging for athletes and coaches.“Some of our athletes and coaches have been affected by Cancer through the loss of a family member, friend or even team mates.“It’s important that HP and other key sporting bodies promote healthy lifestyle and wellness education in partnership with wonderful organisations like PNGCF,” said Alsop.Alsop added that engaging athletes and coaches in workshops and courses on very important messages like cancer awareness is part of the holistic approach of developing great sporting people.“We provide a lot of support and a wide range of quality services, programs and education in High Performance.“But we never must forget at the fundamental level of every person, their health matters.“We believe in it so much, that we are employing a full time Health & Wellness officer to work with High Performance to deliver health education & create more partnerships with organisation like PNGCF that actively promote preventative health education messages.“PNGCF deserve a lot of credit for the work they do in the community” said Alsop.PNGCF’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Hayley Chown said the PNGCF was formed for the purpose of reducing the threat and impact of cancer through successful education and prevention programs.“The Daffodil month (August) campaign represents hope for a healthier PNG.“PNG Cancer Foundation utilises this campaign to provide education and awareness on breast, cervical and mouth cancers.“Focusing on how you can reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices.” said Chown.PNGCF thanked HPS PNG for promoting healthy lifestyle habits and supporting the 2016 Daffodil Campaign, and for joining the fight against cancer in PNG.The PNGCF’s Office & Community Workshop will assist all those that participate to understand what cancer is, how to recognise early signs and symptoms and how they can protect themselves and families from the disease.Athlete, coaches and individuals who would like to attend the workshop are advised to register through the HPS PNG office via email to Richard on: firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa on: email@example.com
Club Maño defeats an overflowing Mallorca 3-1 in La RomaredaSevilla meets in Pizjuán against Levante from more to lessThe Osasuna goes back and wins in the extension to a leathery Recreational Photo: EFE In Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla did not want to play with fire and eliminated Levante without hesitation. The Nervión ahead of the quarter of an hour with a goal from Fernando, who controlled, amassed and defined perfectly before the goal of Aitor Fernández, one of the best goalkeepers of this season. The goal woke up the combined granota.Óscar Duarte with a superb header, assisted by Rubén Rochina, put the boards in the Andalusian capital, but the domain returned to Seville again. Lopetegui opted for a more direct game, but it was not until the second half when his team managed to get ahead and sentence the Levantine team.Lucas Ocampos scored 2-1 with a distant shot and Óliver Torres, assisted by De Jong, achieved the final 3-1 with a pitch from the heart of the area that killed Paco López’s team. In this way, Sevilla takes the first duel between ‘First’ of the round of round of 16.The ‘Chimy’ rescues OsasunaFor his part, Osasuna needed to entrust himself to ‘Chimy’ Ávila to prevent the elimination of his own. The Argentine forward was substitute and entered the field in the 65th minute with two other starters: Nacho Vidal and Darko Brasanac. The picture was bleak for the Navarrese, who lost 2-0 when there were 15 minutes left for 90.Morcillo made the first and Roncaglia – in his own goal – achieved the second, both in the initial act and with the collaboration of the young goalkeeper of Osasuna. Juan Pérez, already dated the first team, did not have his day and gave away the second goal of the ‘Dean’ with a defective clearance. However, that income of two goals did not serve the Huelva.Brasanac cut distances in 76 with an unstoppable parabolic header for the local goal and Avila managed 2-2 after getting rid of an opponent with a possible foul. The Rosario displaced a player from Recre, but the referee – in the absence of VAR – considered that it had been valid. The draw took the game to extra time and there appeared Íñigo Pérez to resolve the contest at 111 minutes. Zaragoza has given the first surprise of the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey at the expense of a Mallorca that becomes the first team that falls eliminated (3-1) in the round, from which a Sevilla left unscathed He dominated the Levant (3-1) and an Osasuna that had to go back to the Recreativo de Huelva (2-3).In La Romareda the elimination of a Mallorca that had no response to the Aragonese gale of the second part was forged. Álex Blanco, Javier Puado and Miguel Linares scored for Zaragoza – between the 48th and 75th minute – and leaving the vermilion team without options, which paid dearly for the effort made in the League against Valencia.Aleix Febas closed the game with a good goal that made up the score. The 3-1 closed a tie where the pupils of Víctor Fernández showed that the category does not matter in these meetings “without net” and became the third First Division team that says goodbye to the Cup after the Alavés and Getafe.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced the schedules for the round of 16 of Copa del Rey, which will be held next week, on January 28, 29 and 30, as well as the colleges in charge of directing said parties. The bulk of the competition will take place on Wednesday 29, with four games, including Zaragoza-Real Madrid (9:00 p.m.). While on Thursday 30 will play three qualifiers and only one on Tuesday 28, after the change of date of the Royal Society-Osasuna. The games that will be televised by Mediaset will be the aforementioned clash between Madrid and Madrid in La Romareda and the one that faces Mirandés and Sevilla (9:00 p.m.) on Thursday 30 in Anduva. The rest, like the two mentioned, will be televised by DAZN. These are the matches with their corresponding date and time:Tuesday, January 28CD Tenerife-Athletic Club (Stadium Heliodoro Rodríguez López): 9:00 p.m. Peninsular TimeReferee: Pablo González Fuertes / VAR: Ignacio Iglesias VillanuevaWednesday, January 29Cultural Leonesa-Valencia CF (Estadio Municipal Reino de León): 7:00 p.m.Referee: Valentín Pizarro Gómez / VAR: David Medié JiménezRayo Vallecano-Villarreal CF (Vallecas Stadium): 7:00 p.m. Referee: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias / VAR: Alfonso Álvarez IzquierdoCD Badajoz-Granada (New Nursery): 9:00 p.m.Referee: César Soto Grado / VAR: Javier Alberola RojasReal Zaragoza-Real Madrid (La Romareda): 9:00 p.m.Referee: José Luis González González / VAR: Adrián Cordero VegaThursday, January 30FC Barcelona-CD Leganés (Nou Camp): 7:00 p.m.Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández / VAR: Mario Melero LópezRoyal Society-Osasuna (Reale Arena): 9:00 p.m. Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero / VAR: Alfonso Álvarez IzquierdoCD Mirandés-Sevilla FC (Anduva Municipal Stadium): 9:00 p.m.Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre / VAR: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
Swiss Roger Federer acquired a warning from Croatian chair judge Marijana Veljovic for an “obscenity audible “throughout their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open towards the American Tennis Sandgren.The warning got here in the third set, when the American dominated 3-6, 6-2 and 2-0, and Federer addressed a line judge in order that make clear a determination. “Code violation, audible obscenity, Mr. Federer,” mentioned the Judge chair, to which the Swiss replied: “What did I say ?.” I can not repeat that however I’ve heard it clearly, “the referee added. Then, Federer pulled the duel ahead, after saving seven match balls, 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-3.In the ultimate of the US Open towards the Argentine Juan Martín del Potro of 2009, Federer was fined $ 1,500 for blaspheming in that assembly throughout an argument with the chair judge. Swiss misplaced in that ultimate, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-2.
As AS advanced yesterday, Iván Morante (León, 2001), Villarreal midfielder, is the new winter reinforcement of Castilla. He has signed until 2023 and has already passed through Valdebebas to know La Residencia. It is the third signing that ‘Factory’rush into this winter market after Reinier (which will stay in Flamengo until this summer at least) and Hugo Vallejo (signed from Málaga and assigned to Deportivo). Morante is a midfielder of the Rodrigo or Bruno Soriano type. Many qualified him in Vila-real as their successor, but Madrid moved quickly when the player was negotiating his continuity with Villarreal. He had a year and a half left, but he barely played in the subsidiary (106 ‘so far this season). The Real Madrid Sports Department handled very good reports of this player.