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2019 FIBA WC: Tunisia’s Win Against Angola Leaves D’Tigers Needing To Beat China For…

first_imgFollowing Tunisia’s 86-84 points win over Angola in today’s classification match at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Nigeria’s national basketball team are condemned to beat hosts China in their final game to clinch Africa’s sole Olympic ticket D’Tigers head coach Alex Nwora has said.Nigeria and Tunisia were neck and neck in the race for Tokyo with both sides needing to win their final games.Tunisia’s win this morning put the North Africans in the driving seat for automatic Olympic qualification but a win for Nigeria over hosts China in the 1pm tipoff will see D’Tigers secure a berth in Tokyo.Nwora, speaking after his team’s arrival at the Guangzhou Gymnasium for the 1pm tipoff, said D’Tigers are “playing for their lives” and must “play through the crowd” to get the much-needed victory.“We have to win,” Nwora said after Nigeria’s arrival at the venue of the game. “We are playing for our lives to make sure we get this last ticket to the Olympics.”“We can’t settle for anything else, this is all we can do now just to get this win first and then see what happens.”With China sure to receive a vociferous backing from the home crowd, Nwora said his charges must block out the expected hostility of the spectators and focus on their own game.“We have to play through the crowd, not worrying about little things, just worry about stuff that we can control; playing hard on the court and going to the next play, and the next and see what happens.”Relatedlast_img read more

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Shehu Dikko Blames Dalung For NFF “Bad Name”

first_imgNigeria Football Federation 2nd vice-president Shehu Dikko has accused former sports minister Solomon Dalung of “giving the NFF a bad name to hang it” during his tenure as minister.The NFF suffered a barrage of petitions and had to endure a deluge of corruption investigations and court summons in Dalung’s time at the helm of Nigerian sports.But Shehu Dikko said most of the petitions against the NFF were instigated by people who “lost out politically” in the federation and were looking to take charge of Nigerian football governing body through the backdoor.The NFF 2nd vice-president made the statements when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sports Tonight which aired on Friday night.The NFF’s reputation – never the most sparkling at the best of times – has taken an intense battering recently owing to various allegations, petitions and corruption investigations against it over the past five years.At one point, the federation was battling corruption and embezzlement charges in several courts from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the now defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP).The attendant negative press and the reactive posture of the NFF painted a picture in the minds of many Nigerians of a football body neck-deep in corrupt practices.However, an Abuja high court struck out most of the corruption charges against the NFF last year and more recently, another refused to join the top hierarchy of the federation to an EFCC case about the misappropriation of $8.4 million FIFA intervention funds.Despite these victories, a perception persists that the NFF under Amaju Pinnick remains less than clean.Dikko, however, contends that the present NFF “has been over transparent” pointing to their practice of publishing their audited accounts as proof of their probity.“NFF has been very, very transparent,” Dikko told the show’s host Austin Okon-Akpan. “How many agencies in Nigeria publish their audited results? NFF does that. How many federations in Nigeria have hired a company like PwC for example [to audit their accounts]?“In fact, this NFF has been over transparent because everything we’ve done [NFF president] Amaju [Pinnick] ensures it is in the public or the worst-case scenario, ensures that information is sent to the government through the minister to say ‘see what we are doing’.”Former sports minister Solomon Dalung was often at loggerheads with the leadership of the NFF and often led from the front in accusing the NFF of corruption.But Dikko said the federation had always been above board in its dealings with Dalung and made it a point of duty to communicate their activities clearly with the former sports minister. “Even the last regime [with former sports minister Solomon Dalung], any money that comes from the NFF whether from sponsors or government, [Pinnick] ensures that a letter is sent to the minister informing him that this money has come,” Dikko added.Dikko said most of the petitioners had a political axe to grind with the NFF and suggested their petitions betrayed had an unhealthy obsession with scrutinising private sources of NFF funding.The NFF 2nd vice-president wondered how people with no knowledge of the NFF’s sponsorship deals could tell that “money is missing”.Shehu Dikko suggested that the NFF isn’t obligated to provide details of sponsorship deals to any “third-party”.“One person will wake up and write petitions to all the agencies in Nigeria and if you look at the petitioners, for example, are normally people that lost out politically in the NFF they are just trying to instigate the agencies.“Have you ever heard any [petition against the NFF] about government money? Everything is about sponsors money, FIFA money, money that we got from the sponsors!“I went to negotiate with the sponsors, brought the money and then somebody will say that the money is missing.“If I sign a contract with a sponsor, it’s a contract between NFF and a sponsor that has terms and conditions that have rights and obligations for each party, that have terms if somebody breaches this is what we should do, then a third party isn’t involved with the contract has no business with it. Only the parties to the contract can petition it.”Dikko was reminded by the show’s host Okon-Akpan that Dalung also accused the NFF of misappropriating N1.6bn approved by the federal government for the Super Eagles’ participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.“How can he say that?” Dikko replied.“[The NFF] gave him the breakdown [of how the money was spent]. All those ones are political talk he knows how much was approved, he knows how much was spent. All those are premeditated talks to give NFF a bad name to hang it,” Dikko added.RelatedMore EFCC Trouble For NFF As Pinnick, Dikko, Sanusi Face Fresh ChargesMarch 5, 2020In “Featured”NFF: ICPC Mark Houses Belonging To Pinnick, Dikko Over Fresh Corruption AllegationsSeptember 13, 2019In “NFF”Amaju Pinnick Is Doing Something Right In LeadershipJune 10, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

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Soca warrior dies in crash

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) international Shahdon Winchester died here tragically early yesterday when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision.Media reports said the sport utility vehicle driven by Winchester crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames, killing all four occupants.The crash occurred on the Solomon Hochoy Highway in south Trinidad.His death was announced by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), which offered its condolences.“Tragic and heartbreaking news just coming to hand,” the TTFA statement said.“Trinidad and Tobago forward Shahdon Winchester has been confirmed as one of the persons who have died in a vehicle accident this morning in Gasparillo.“This is truly tragic news for us. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”Winchester earned 23 caps and scored six goals for T&T after making his debut in 2010, and most recently, turned out for the national side in an international friendly against Guyana two years ago.A winger, Winchester spent several seasons at domestic Pro League side W Connection and also had spells in Finland, Mexico, and Azerbaijan. He was 27 years old.last_img read more

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BT Sport to broadcast every match played behind closed doors

first_imgLandmark agreementOnce crowds can safely return to stadia, BT Sport will revert to broadcasting multiple matches exclusively live per round.In a ground-breaking agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, fans can watch more live matches than ever before, from August 14th, including all six matches in Round 14.BT Sport is also working with Premiership Rugby and its clubs to offer eligible season ticket holders free access to home Gallagher Premiership matches broadcast on the BT Sport App. The BT Sport Match Pass is designed for season ticket holders of participating clubs who do not already have a BT Sport subscription and can’t attend their home matches in person due to the current restrictions. Eligibility for the Match Pass is at the individual club’s discretion and is not determined by BT. Further information will be made available via clubs soon. If you qualify for a BT Sport Match Day streaming pass for home fixtures, you will be contacted via email prior to the league resumption.The 2019-20 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season resumes on August 14th when Harlequins host Sale Sharks at the Twickenham Stoop, ending on October 24th with the Final.Rugby fans will also have more ways to watch rugby’s restart than ever, with the BT Sport Monthly Pass offering no-contract access for one month at a time, for just £25. BT Sport’s Monthly Pass is available on a wide range of devices and platforms including Samsung smart TV, Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Now TV, Apple TV, as well as mobiles and tablets. BT Sport is also available via BT TV, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.Premiership Rugby’s Chief Commercial Officer Mark Brittain said: “We are so pleased that our loyal fans won’t miss a moment of the action as Premiership Rugby returns on 14 August. Huge thanks to our partners at BT Sport for their collaboration to bring viewers the very best Gallagher Premiership Rugby experience possible, in what promises to be a compelling conclusion to the season.”Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “The return of Gallagher Premiership Rugby is an exciting moment for rugby fans and we’re pleased to be bringing more Premiership Rugby than ever before to BT Sport subscribers.”We are looking forward to broadcasting live domestic club rugby again and bringing new innovations to our customers to give them the best viewing experience. Alongside every fixture from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in August, live Moto GP and now live rugby, viewers will be in for a packed summer of sport like never before.” Remaining fixtures announcedPremiership Rugby has also confirmed the dates and kick-off times of almost every match for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, while still in consultation with clubs over the composition of Round 21 and the date of the Premiership Rugby Cup Final. The confirmed fixtures for Round 21 and the Premiership Rugby Cup Final will be announced at a later date.Click here for full story on remaining fixturesBT Sport will present live coverage from the grounds, led by a team of rugby experts and commentators including Craig Doyle, Sarra Elgan, Martin Bayfield, Ugo Monye, Ben Kay, Lawrence Dallaglio, Austin Healey, Nick Mullins and Ali Eykyn.Viewers of certain matches on BT Sport will be able to watch with pre-recorded dynamic crowd noise – the line-up of matches available with crowd noise to be confirmed in due course. BT Sport will also make selected games available in 4K HDR via BT Sport Ultimate, as well as using its industry-leading remote production capabilities to comply with Covid 19 restrictions, and minimise the number of production crew attending grounds, with the majority of crew working remotely or from home.BT Sport’s coverage will include editions of Rugby Tonight on Tour and Gallagher Premiership Rugby Tonight thru the season. On btsport.com, a comprehensive ‘state of play’ round-up will detail the season so far, alongside a club-by-club guide to what fans might have missed during the lockdown.Premiership Rugby has also confirmed the dates and kick-off times of almost every match for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, while still in consultation with clubs over the composition of Round 21 and the date of the Premiership Rugby Cup Final. The confirmed fixtures for Round 21 and the  Premiership Rugby Cup Final will be announced at a later date.Premiership Rugby can also confirm that the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season will start on Friday 20 November, concluding with the Final at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 26 June.Four of the 57 matches in the remainder of the season will also be shown free-to-air on Channel 5 – to be announced soon – while the Premiership Rugby highlights programme will also be on Channel 5 from Monday from 17 August.last_img read more

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Liverpool likely set for €20m windfall if transfer doesn’t happen

first_imgThe Catalan club didn’t have a clear plan of how to use the Brazilian and he failed to shine, leading to huge pressure and endless negative reports. Last summer he was loaned out to Bayern Munich, but the Bundesliga club are thought to have no intention of making his move there permanent.That’s led to Barcelona hoping a big offer comes from the Premier League, however, the claims have been getting slightly desperate of late, with reports linking clubs like Leicester City and Newcastle United.Should Barca not be able to get the money they want, there’s been suggestions they could keep the player at the Camp Nou next season. But this option doesn’t come without cost.Coutinho is 24 matches away from 100 for Barcelona, and Sport report that would mean paying a further €20m to Liverpool.They believe that if he stays for the coming season, ‘it seems evident’ that he’ll hit that mark, sending €20m to Anfield and potentially Jurgen Klopp’s future transfer kitty.That would make signing Coutinho from Liverpool even more costly than it already has been, and could give Barca extra incentive to find a transfer this summer.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo As Liverpool supporters are no doubt well aware, Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona hasn’t worked out very well.last_img read more

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Coach, players walk off court in BABA Karibee Rice League match

first_imgThe Ithaca Hard-Liners and New Amsterdam [NA] Thunders match in the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association [BABA] ‘Karibee Rice’ Championship ended prematurely when the Thunders players walked off the court, led by their coach, citing poor officiating. At the time of the abrupt end at the NA Court, the visiting unit was firmly in control at 8-0 less than four minutes into the first quarter.Vibert Garrett, coordinator of the event said, “We are going to investigate the incident. We are going to sit down, discuss and decide on a solution going forward. You just can’t walk off the field, you play your game and then protest after. The coach’s attitude was very bad and the team could get sanctioned as well.”The genesis of the problem started after the officials and the coordinator indicated to the home side that Shemar France was ineligible to play because he is presently a member of a Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] team and therefore could not play in two different associations at the same time. Garrett, who also has the portfolio of BABA President revealed, “The coach brought a player that is currently registered in a different association and the officials and I stated that he can’t play so he looked for an opportunity to create an issue so he blamed poor officiating and had his team walk off the court.”He said that the match will not be replayed and the win will be awarded to Ithaca Hard-Liners.“The coach’s attitude was very bad. It is indiscipline and we cannot condone that behavior. We are trying to develop basketball in Berbice and this type of behavior does not help,” Garrett added. The five-team tournament continues September 9th at the NA court with Canje Knights battling Fyrish Black Sharks from 16:00hrs. Cash incentives and trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers.last_img read more

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Buried in avalanche, snowboarder recovers and eyes Olympics

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 5th March, 2020 15:46 IST Buried In Avalanche, Snowboarder Recovers And Eyes Olympics A recurring dream frequently woke snowboarder Brock Crouch: Buried alive and unable to move. He couldn’t shake that nightmare for nearly two months. Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th March, 2020 15:46 IST Written Bycenter_img A recurring dream frequently woke snowboarder Brock Crouch: Buried alive and unable to move. He couldn’t shake that nightmare for nearly two months. Even more, certain sounds — like someone cracking their back — caused flashbacks to that day nearly two years ago when he was caught in an avalanche near Whistler, British Columbia.Swept away in the snow, Crouch heard his back break as he tumbled about 1,500 feet through a rock-lined chute.For five minutes, he remained buried deep under the snow until his buddies dug him out.On his left shoulder, Crouch now has a tattoo of the mountain range that nearly took his life. Along with it, a new recurring dream — to make the U.S. slopestyle squad for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.“Can you imagine going from being buried for nearly 5 minutes to being on the podium at the Olympics?” the 20-year-old from Southern California said. “That accident changed my whole life perspective, on living my every day life.”On April 22, 2018, Crouch and some friends took a helicopter trip into the back country to do some filming. Being April, they knew the snow might be a little unstable and were conscious of the avalanche dangers. They scouted the line they intended to traverse and had an exit plan just in case a slide occurred. Crouch was wearing an avalanche airbag as well, along with a locator beacon.“But it’s Mother Nature you’re dealing with out there,” Crouch cautioned. “The mountain can change at any given second.”It did.Standing on a ledge, Crouch was about to start when there was a loud crack.“The next thing I know, I’m in this big white-wash ball of snow,” Crouch recounted.He tugged and tugged on a cord to inflate his avalanche bag.The bag never deployed.Crouch heard the sound of his back breaking as he uncontrollably plummeted down the mountain. When he finally stopped, he was buried under about 6 feet of snow.There was no panic. Instead, a sense of calm washed over him as he tried to clear snow from his face. But it was as thick as concrete.So he closed his eyes.“I remember thinking, ‘This could be it,’” he recalled. “It will be a gift from God if I make it out of this one.”His companions acted quick. One of them raced down on “pretty much straight rock,” Crouch said, to reach him. The others went around the slide as fast as they could.At the sound of the avalanche, the helicopter pilot was in the air to get to him. He was able to point out the vicinity of Crouch before he disappeared under the snow.Five minutes later, an unconscious Crouch was dug out by his friends. A few moments after that, he was alert.“I remember screaming really loud, ‘I broke my back,’” Crouch said.He was taken to Whistler and transported by ambulance to Vancouver. On their way down, he tried to get the emergency personnel to make a stop at a convenience store.“I asked if we could go buy a lottery ticket,” Crouch said. “It would’ve been a good day to buy one, because it was my lucky day.”His injuries: Three fractured vertebrae, torn pancreas, five knocked-out teeth, a black eye (from either hitting a rock or his knee, he’s not sure) and a bad concussion.The good news: No surgery would be needed to fix the back. There was no nerve damage, either, for the snowboarder who’s been riding as much as he can since he was 3 years old — when he wasn’t surfing or skateboarding — and is sponsored by the likes of Burton boards and Red Bull.One of the first to reach out to him soon after his accident was the late Jake Burton Carpenter, who founded the Burton snowboard company which helped launch an entire industry. Carpenter died in November after a relapse with testicular cancer.“He asked for everyone on the crew that helped rescue me,” Crouch said. “He then called all of them individually and thanked them all for all their hard work. He sent them all bottles of champagne. How cool is that?”After a week in a Vancouver hospital, Crouch was flown back to Southern California.Next, the emotional recovery.He dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder after the avalanche. He had “gnarly dreams” of being buried, he explained. He was dating a girl at the time who cracked her back and brought back such intense memories that he would blurt, “You’ve got to stop that.” Living close to a small airport, the sound of a helicopter affected him.To help him overcome PTSD, Crouch attended classes that his friend’s mom taught. The sessions helped ease the vivid nightmares.“It made me a lot more comfortable,” Crouch said. “It’s definitely pretty crazy, how your brain can be like that.”Six months later, Crouch was back on snow. He went to Switzerland with the U.S. team for a training camp. By the third day, he was already hitting jumps.The avalanche ordeal caused him to take a long look at his lifestyle. He vowed to take his snowboarding more serious.“I was like, ‘Well, it’s time to buckle down and get serious and try to make a comeback out of it,’” he said.He’s taken a big step on the competition front this season by placing fourth at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Crouch also finished second to good friend Red Gerard in the slopestyle competition at a Winter Dew Tour stop.And while he didn’t make the final round at the Burton U.S. Open last weekend in Vail, his exuberance was on display when he greeted Gerard, who took third, and the other finalists.“We’re not really competitors but best friends,” said Gerard, who won the Olympic slopestyle gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. “I’m just happy he’s still here.”High on Crouch’s future agenda: Return to that mountain spot for another attempt.“It would be a very special moment,” Crouch said, “riding away from that.” SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Golden World Championship victory for Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and The Irish Sport Horse mare Columbcille Gipsy

first_img 24 September 2017, 17:01 Golden World Championship victory for Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and The Irish Sport Horse mare Columbcille Gipsy Home  »  General  »  Golden World Championship victory for Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and The Irish Sport Horse mare Columbcille Gipsy Tags: Ireland’s incredible gold medal winning run in Show Jumping has continued today, with Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and The Irish Sport Horse mare Columbcille Gipsy, crowned World Champions in the six-year-old final at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium.Pictured on the podium at the FEI / WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, at Lanaken in Belgium (l-r) silver medal winner Harm Lahde (GER), Ireland’s Ger O’Neill (Gold) and bronze medal winner Caroline De Laet from Belgium (Photo: Zangersheide)The competition saw 260 of the top six-year-old horses from around the globe battle over three day’s of jumping, with the top 20 going forward to today’s final jump-off against the clock. O’Neill and Columbcille Gipsy, who was bred in Kilkenny by Eamonn Murphy, finished with a perfect clear round and with over two seconds to spare over their nearest challenger, Germany’s Harm Lahde, while the bronze medal went to Belgium’s Caroline De Laet.The result adds to an incredible year for Irish Show Jumping, after the Irish senior team won the European Championship gold medal in Gothenburg last month, while Ireland also scooped the team and individual gold at the European pony championships in July.It is the second year in-a-row that Ger O’Neill has won the six-year-old World Championship after he also claimed gold with the Irish Sport Horse Killossery Kaiden in 2016.“It’s unbelievable to come back and win it again,” a delighted O’Neill said. “With 260 starters it was going to be hard and this was a different horse obviously than last year. She has been very consistent all year in Ireland. She won the biggest competition of the year at the €40,000 Irish Breeders Classic and won three of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook leagues as well, but to come back and win today is a dream come through.”Gold medal winners Ger O’Neill and Columbcille Gipsy on their lap of honour at the World Championships in Lanaken  (Photo: Zangersheide)Ger O’Neill also spoke about the huge support he had from the travelling Irish contingent in Lanaken:“Number seven was a difficult fence, luckily I saw the first few go and I saw them struggle with it so I give my horse a bit of extra time to jump that and coming home I had to be as quick as I could. I was early in the jump off as number seven of 20 and ideally you wouldn’t want to have to go that fast but luckily I put down a marker and it was good enough today. The support I had at the gate was unbelievable and you could also see that when the lads won the European Championship gold in Gothenburg they were all rooting for each other. Even to get qualified for the final here is quite difficult but to be double gold medalist, I don’t really have the words for it.”Comdt. John Ledingham, Chef d’Equipe of the Irish team in Lanaken said:“I want to congratulate Columbcille Gipsy, her breeder Eamonn Murphy and Ger O’Neill on their tremendous win at the FEI WBFSH World Championships six-year-old finals at Lanaken, made even more special for the fact that Ger has retained his world championship title won here last year. I particularly want to commend HSI who through their Irish Sport Horse studbook have developed and implemented a world class production system in Ireland for their young horses. In addition, the current selection structures and committee has served us very well and now appears to be paying dividends with these successes.”Horse Sport Ireland Director of Breeding Alison Corbally added:“The FEI WBFSH World Championships for young horses at Lanaken is the annual highlight for young horse show jumping and for the Irish Sport Horse Studbook to win the six-year-old finals for the second consecutive year is an unbelievable achievement. I want to acknowledge the efforts of the breeders, owners, riders and enthusiasts who have supported the breeding programme and the Studbook Series which is now reaping the rewards from their endeavours. Well done to you all!”Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy said:I want to congratulate Ger O’Neill and Eamonn Murphy the breeder of Columbcille Gipsy (ISH), on a fantastic performance in winning the Gold medal in Lanaken. It is a brilliant result for The Irish Sport Horse Studbook and adds to what has been an incredible year for Irish Show Jumping on the world stage.”BREEDING:Columbcille Gipsy (ISH) – 2011 bay mare by Toulon (BWP) out of Gipsy III (HOLST), by Grundyman (TB). Bred by Eamonn Murphy, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Eamonn Murphy & Ger O’Neill. Rider: Ger O’Neill (IRL)last_img read more

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Juventus, La Liga And French Teams Battle For Mikel

first_imgFrench Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille have reportedly shown interest in Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Agu in view of a potential summer move.The former European champions have revealed their interest in Agu, having watched the Porto loanee during Vitória Setúbal’s last weekend fixture against Sporting Braga in the Portuguese Preimeira Liga.Italian giants Juventus and Spanish La Liga side Villarreal also had scouts in attendance at Estádio Municipal de Braga on Sunday.The Delta State born midfielder had also been linked with a move to Marseille in the summer only for the deal to fail after he rejected a loan move to the French side.The defensive midfielder has made five appearances for the Vitórianos so far this season and is set to make another appearance for the Super Eagles in their AFCON qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.Relatedlast_img read more

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Week 10 Fantasy Rankings: Kickers

first_imgKickers continue to be the bane of existence for many fantasy football owners. There are 28 to choose from this week, but with Justin Tucker and the Ravens on bye, chances are that the waiver wire (or, more accurately, the free agent wire) may see a bit more activity than normal when it comes to Ks. Of course, you should never use a waiver claim on a kicker, but some fantasy owners might, so that could pick clean some of the better options. Still, when putting together our Week 10 fantasy kicker rankings, we’re just going to stick to the strategy of targeting guys with big legs from good offenses. It’s that easy.Among the best kicker pickups for this week is whoever is kicking for the Falcons vs. the Browns (we don’t know whether that’s Matt Bryant or Giorgio Tavecchio right now, but we’ll know soon enough) and Dustin Hopkins (Redskins @ Buccaneers). Those are solid kickers in favorable matchups against mediocre defenses, so that will give them a chance to score frequently. Week 10 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/STIf none of the top options intrigue you, just pick someone from the middle tier. It’s possible that Aldrick Rosas, Cody Parkey, or even Robbie Gould could have a solid outing. It’s just too hard to predict at kicker, so go with your gut. Note: We’ll update our rankings throughout the week if weather or injuries figure to be major factors. And for more fantasy content, find out “How You’ll Lose in Week 10”.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 10 Fantasy Kicker Rankings1Wil Lutz, Saints @ Bengals2Harrison Butker, Chiefs vs. Cardinals3Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots @ Titans4Randy Bullock, Bengals vs. Saints5Giorgio Tavecchio, Falcons @ Browns6Dustin Hopkins, Redskins @ Buccaneers7Jake Elliott, Eagles vs. Cowboys8Graham Gano, Panthers @ Steelers9Mason Crosby, Packers vs. Dolphins10Greg Zuerlein, Rams vs. Seahawks11Chris Boswell, Steelers vs. Panthers12Matt Prater, Lions @ Bears13Ryan Succop, Titans vs. Patriots14Adam Vinatieri, Colts vs. Jaguars15Aldrick Rosas, Giants @ 49ers16Josh Lambo, Jaguars @ Colts17Cody Parkey, Bears vs. Lions18Jason Myers, Jets vs. Bills19Brett Maher, Cowboys @ Eagles20Robbie Gould, 49ers vs. Giants21Phil Dawson, Cardinals @ Chiefs22Daniel Carlson, Raiders vs. Chargers23Michael Badgley, Chargers @ Raiders24Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks @ Rams25Greg Joseph, Browns vs. Falcons26Steven Hauschka, Bills @ Jets27Chandler Catanzaro, Buccaneers vs. Redskins28Jason Sanders, Dolphins @ Packerslast_img read more

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Cesc Fabregas lambasts his critics after firing Chelsea to victory

first_img IN SPORT.ES Cesc Fabregas has hit out at his critics after helping Chelsea beat Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light, notching the only goal. 15/12/2016 Brian Owen CET Cesc saca pecho: “La gente olvida muy rápido quien eres”center_img “In football today people forget very, very, very quickly who you are, and what you can do. Hopefully now I can get a run of games in the team,” he said. Upd. at 14:22 “People forget that tonight is just the second time in my life that I have played this system. I am getting used to it, I have lots of players in front of me in space and protection behind me. “We want to keep winning, this period in the year is important and we can say a lot.”last_img read more

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Man’s arm severed

first_imgA Pakenham abattoir worker is believed to have had his arm severed by machinery. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Energia All-Ireland League Fixtures Announced For Corinthians and Galwegians

first_imgSat 5 Oct – 2.30pm Ballina v Galway Corinthians at Heffernan ParkBuccaneers v Queens University at Dubarry ParkGalwegians v Sligo at Crowley Park Fri 11 Oct – 8pm Galway Corinthians vGalwegians at Corinthian Park Saturday 12 Oct – 2.30pm Greystones v Ballina at DrHickey ParkRainey OB v Buccaneers atHat Trick ParkSligo v Belfast Harlequinsat Hamilton Park Sat 19 Oct – 2.30pmBallina v Blackrock atHeffernan Park Belfast Harlequins vGalway Corinthians at Deramore ParkGalwegians v Greystones atCrowley ParkWanderers v Sligo at TheAviva StadiumSat 2 Nov – 2.30pm Blackrock v Galwegians atStradbrookGalway Corinthians vWanderers at Corinthian ParkMalahide v Ballina atEstuary RoadSligo v Dungannon atHamilton Park Sat 9 Nov– 2.30pmDungannon v Ballina at Stevenson Park Galwegians v Malahide at Crowley ParkSligo v Corinthians at Hamilton ParkSat 16 Nov– 2.30pm Ballina v Galwegians atHeffernan ParkGalway Corinthians vDungannon at Corinthian Park Greystones v Sligo atDr Hickey ParkSat 30 Nov – 2.30pmBelfast Harlequins vBallina at Demaore Park Dungannon v Galwegiansat Stevenson ParkGalway Corinthians vGreystones at Corinthian ParkSligo v Blackrock at Hamilton Park Sat 7 DecBallina v Wanderers at Heffernan ParkBlackrock v Galway Corinthians at StradbrookGalwegians v BelfastHarlequins at Crowley ParkSat 14 Dec– 2.30pm Galway Corinthians vMalahide at Corinthian ParkSligo v Ballina atHamilton ParkWanderers v Galwegiansat The Aviva StadiumSat 11 Jan– 2.30pmGalwegians v Wanderersat Crowley ParkMalahide v GalwayCorinthians at Estuary Road Ballina v Sligo at Heffernan Park Sat 25 Jan– 2.30pmBelfast Harlequins v Galwegians at Deramore Park Galway Corinthians RFC v Blackrock at Corinthian Park Sligo v Malahide at HamiltonPark  Wanderers v Ballina at The AvivaStadium Sat 15 Feb– 2.30pmBallina v Belfast Harlequins at Heffernan Park Blackrock v Sligo at StradbrookGalwegians v Dungannon at CrowleyPark Greystones v Galway Corinthians RFC at Dr Hickey Park Sat 22 Feb– 2.30pmDungannon v Galway Corinthians RFC at Stevenson Park Galwegians v Ballina at CrowleyPark Sligo v Greystones at HamiltonPark  Sat 29 Feb– 2.30pmBallina v Dungannon at HeffernanPark Galway Corinthians RFC v Sligo at Corinthian Park Malahide v Galwegians at EstuaryRoad Sat 14 Mar– 2.30pmBallina v Malahide at HeffernanPark Dungannon v Sligo at StevensonPark Galwegians v Blackrock at CrowleyPark Wanderers v Galway Corinthians RFC at The Aviva Stadium Sat 21 Mar– 2.30pmBlackrock v Ballina at StradbrookGalway Corinthians RFC v Belfast Harlequins at Corinthian Park Greystones v Galwegians at DrHickey Park Sligo v Wanderers at HamiltonPark  Fri 27 Mar– 8pmGalwegians v Galway Corinthians RFC at Crowley Park Sat 28 Mar– 2.30pmBallina v Greystones at HeffernanPark Belfast Harlequins v Sligo at Deramore Park Sat 18 Apr– 2.30pm Galway Corinthians RFC v Ballina at Corinthian Park Sligo v Galwegians at HamiltonPark  print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Fixtures for All Four Connacht Teams In The Division Are As Follows… The fixtures for the new season of the Energia All – Ireland Leagues have been announced. The New Season will begin on the 5th of October with Galwegians at home to Sligo and Corinthians away to Ballina in two all Connacht Ties. last_img read more

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Gigira steal 3-2 win over FC POM in extra time

first_imgGigira took a 1-0 lead before half time when July Elijah scored in the 34th minute to put Gigira in front.FC Port Moresby responded in the second half through a double from Jamal Seeto to see them steal a 2-1 lead in the 69th minute.But Gigira leveled up a minute later through Ian Yanum.The game looked certain to go into a draw with the clock winding down.But it took brilliance to steal the win during extra time and Gigira ‘ s Moses Arisim when given the ball didn’t let his his team down powering a ball through from outisde the penalty box to beat the goal keeper.last_img read more

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Williams eats dog food but reaches Italian Open quarters

first_imgThe world number one tried “a spoonful” of food meant for her dog Chip before beating fellow American Christina McHale in straight sets in Rome.”I thought ‘what the heck, I’m gonna try a piece, it looks good’,” said the 34-year-old.”Fast forward two hours – I just ran to the toilet like I thought I was going to pass out.”In a video posted on Snapchat before her match with McHale, Williams explained she sampled a dish of chicken and rice offered on a ‘doggy menu’ at her hotel.”It did taste weird,” she said. “I force-swallowed it. It tasted kind of like house cleaner. I don’t know what they put in these dog foods, but Chip liked it.”I don’t think it’s consumable for humans – they should have wrote that! So now I feel really sick. It was just a spoonful but I don’t feel so good.”Williams recovered in time to defeat McHale 7-6 (9-7) 6-1 and set up a meeting with Svetlana Kuznetsova – who beat fellow Russian Daria Gavrilova – in the last eight.last_img read more