LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 29, 2020 Betis has decided to isolate itself when it comes time to train in a group, during phases three and four that LaLiga has prepared to return to the competition. If there are no setbacks, the Rubi training squad It will be concentrated in Montecastillo, an urbanization about five kilometers from Jerez de la Frontera, right next to the Speed Circuit in the town of Cádiz.It is not ruled out, but it is unlikely, that the team trains at its Sports City and that the chosen hotel is Al Andalus, where Betis usually convenes hours before their meetings at Benito Villamarín. But LaLiga prefers isolated sites, outside the city, to maintain the protocol as rigorously as possible when the last phase is activated. Accessing players and coaches will be impossible for unofficial media and fans, as it is a place of maximum privacy. Montecastillo has been the most common place of concentration for Betis for two decades now. Without going any further, the Verdiblanco team spent two weeks of preseason there last summer. The hotel you attend has two soccer fields a few meters from the facilities. This also allows players to walk from the rooms to training and vice versa, without having to go through any locker room, as required by protocol.
Australia qualify for Olympic basketball WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP): Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut and his Australia teammates have qualified for next year’s Olympic basketball tournament. Bogut scored 10 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had two blocks as Australia beat New Zealand 89-79 yesterday in an Oceania qualifying game to earn its place in Rio de Janiero. Bogut was in doubt because of a back injury, but his play helped the Aussies win the two-game aggregate series by 22 points following a 71-59 victory in the first leg. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova added 14 points, Chicago Bulls forward Cameron Bairstow had 10 and San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills scored nine for Australia. New Zealand still have a chance to make it to Rio through another qualifying series next year. Rogers to retire from Test cricket LONDON, England (AP): Chris Rogers will retire from Test cricket after the final Ashes match against England, becoming the third Australia player to end his international career on the tour. The 37-year-old opening batsman said: “I’ve been lucky enough to play cricket as a living for nearly 20 years and it’s been amazing and a privilege, but everything good comes to an end.” Rogers, who will play his 25th Test when the fifth and final Ashes Test starts at The Oval tomorrow, made his debut in 2008, but didn’t win his second cap until the 2013 Ashes. Ryan Harris quit because of injury before the Ashes series began and Australia captain Michael Clarke announced after the fourth Test, which England won to regain the urn, he will retire after the Ashes. Former FIFA, UEFA official dies at 82 FRANKFURT, Germany (AP): Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder, a former FIFA and UEFA official who also served as president of the German soccer federation, has died. He was 82. The German federation said Mayer-Vorfelder died in a Stuttgart hospital on Monday. The DFB gave no cause of death. Mayer-Vorfelder headed the DFB from 2001-06 and oversaw the organisation of the 2006 World Cup in Germany before leaving the organisation. He also served two terms on the FIFA executive committee and was UEFA vice-president from 2007-09. Mayer-Vorfelder was also president of Bundesliga club Stuttgart from 1975-2000. Stuttgart won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup during that time. Mayer-Vorfelder is survived by his wife Margit and their four children.