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September 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLast Updated: 24th December, 2019 19:28 IST Russia Plans To Compete In Tokyo Under National Flag After WADA’s 4-year Ban The Russian Olympic Committee said Tuesday it expected that Russian athletes would take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games under the National Flag Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Press Trust Of India The Russian Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it expected that Russian athletes would take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games under the national flag despite a four-year doping ban. “The Russian Olympic Committee is a rightful member of the Olympic movement,” its president Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters after a meeting.’Made a decision not to agree'”Therefore we have every reason to believe that we will put together a team for Tokyo and do everything in our power for this team to perform under the Russian tricolour.” The World Anti-Doping Agency on December 10 banned Russia for four years from major global events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, over manipulated doping data. WADA accused Moscow of falsifying data from a doping testing laboratory that was handed over to investigators earlier this year.READ | Odell Beckham Jr Addresses Helmet-throwing Incident Against The Baltimore RavensRussia has said it would contest the ban, with President Vladimir Putin slamming the sanctions as politically motivated. Speaking on Tuesday, Pozdnyakov confirmed that the Russian Olympic Committee would support the decision of its supervisory board to defy the WADA ban. Last week RUSADA anti-doping agency said it had “made a decision not to agree” with the four-year ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision.READ | Rafael Nadal Deeply Hurt After Manacor Mayor Accuses His Tennis AcademyThe decision will have to be communicated to WADA before the end of the month, triggering the appeal process in the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. Under the sanctions, Russian sportsmen and women will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, but only as neutrals and if they can demonstrate that they were not part of what WADA believes was a state-sponsored system of doping.READ | Benoit, Karlovic, Kohlschreiber To Play In Tata Open MaharashtraREAD | LeBron James And Stephen Curry’s Rivalry Is Reportedly ‘pretty Real’ COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 24th December, 2019 19:28 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

August 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGhana U17 assistant coach Isaac Opeele Boateng has replied his critics following the team’s disappointing campaign at the African U17 Championship.Opeele has been pilloried for talking much and doing very little as a coach due to his media job.The former Asante Kotoko coach is a columnist in the state-owned Graphic Sports Newspaper and also a pundit on radio and television.Opeele has been tagged as boastful and disrespectful to other coaches in country in most of his post-match analysis in the media.His critics have questioned why he did not put his knowledge on tactics and techniques to good use at the tournament in Morocco.But the Mourinho-esque character has sent a stinker to his detractors in his response. “It’s just jealousy. I am still the special one of Ghana football,” Opeele told Asempa FM.“I’ve heard people say I am a talkative but I will still talk because that gives me money, it helps me to feed my family.“I can never be intimidated; I will be who I am because that’s how God created me. I will never change.“I’ve changed so many things in coaching in the country; I’ve forced coaches to talk about system and tactics after games rather than thanking God, and am proud of that.”Opeele has coached a lot of clubs in his young coaching career including Tudu Mighty Jets, defunct Kessben FC, Sekondi Hasaacas and Asante Kotoko.last_img read more

August 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgHead Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak Kenichi Yatsuhashi is guarding against complacency as the Phobians prepare to take on Bechem United in round four of the Ghana Premier League.Kenichi and Hearts have enjoyed a good start to the campaign winning two matches and drawing one without conceding.In the build-up to the game, Kenichi Yatsuhashi warned his side to look beyond their previous results.“Bechem United can play in different ways. We have studied them but we have to see how they come up,” Kenichi told Adom FM Sports“It’s a home game. We will try to win the game.”In spite of the fine start, the Japanese trainer has not ruled out making changes to his squad if and when needed “Just because someone started the first match does not mean he would be starting the next game, so we have to assess the one who will be fit and the one who will not.”“Right now we trying to be at the first place but also there are many teams and they are trying to take our spot.”“We just have to do our best and win as everybody wants.”Hearts of Oak won the last meetings between both side by a goal at the Accra Sports Stadium.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

August 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — Another road trip without LeBron James wasn’t ideal for the Lakers this week, but at least there’s an optimistic note when they return.Wednesday’s news that James (strained left groin) will be cleared to practice next week was a welcome development given that the Lakers haven’t had him able to do much in nearly a month, save shoot and pass in half-court scenarios. But Luke Walton was a little cautious to say it’s a total green light.“We’ll see how this weekend goes,” Walton said. “He stayed back so that he could obviously get more work in, more treatment, not have to travel, hotel rooms. Just 100 percent focus on what he needs to do. And depending on how that goes and how he feels after this weekend will determine how much he can practice.”James’ troublesome groin will now keep him out a minimum of 13 games, and while the Lakers are hopeful he can join them during a stretch of five straight games at Staples Center to end the month, it’s far from certain. James’ agent Rich Paul recently told The Athletic that James’ health was not on anyone’s timeline but his own. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat tracks with what the Lakers say: They’ve largely left James’ readiness to play in his own hands, even though he is often taking treatment with team staff. There seemed to be no pressure from Walton for him to rush back, so he doesn’t aggravate the injury.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“With him, his health is top priority, so it’s gonna be one of those things,” Walton said. “Until he is healthy-healthy, he won’t play.”Even without James, Walton said, he’s appreciated the energy of his players. On Thursday morning in Oklahoma, the team did more work than usual during shootaround despite having a number of minor injuries that many players have soldiered through.“It’s easy to say it, but our guys actually, they go out and do it,” he said. “They come in and work, and they bring the right energy no matter what’s happening. Now obviously everyone’s happier when you’re winning, but for the most part, it’s been the same.”KUZMA PLAYS IN POWER-LACE SHOESKyle Kuzma became the second NBA player on Thursday night to wear a futuristic shoe with no knots required. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The 23-year-old wore the Nike Adapt BB, a power-lacing shoe that the user tightens by pushing a button near the sole. The shoes charge with a battery, and can also be “tied” using a phone app.Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics was the first to debut the shoe, which will not be sold to the general public until Feb. 17 (the day of the NBA All-Star Game) at a retail price of $350.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

August 14, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWellington girls celebrate Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The girls basketball sign in the Wellington High School gymnasium will no longer stand alone. Wellington has just won the 2015-16 Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title.Wellington defeated Circle 51-32 to improve to 9-0 in league with one more regular season game to play – a trip Thursday to Clearwater. The Crusaders are 19-0 overall and have the opportunity to wrap up their first undefeated regular season in history – boys or girls – before heading into the sub-state basketball tournament next week to be played in Wellington.The Crusaders batted down the Thunderbirds, who were 7-1 in league coming in, with a potent switch-point defense, allowing Circle just 10 points in the second half and four field goals – two of those in the waning moments with the game wrapped up.“The girls had a meeting before the game, and decided defense was going to decide this game,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “They had to win the 50-50 battle, and outbound the opponent.”Wellington had 11 blocked shots for the game as Circle had no answers inside or outside in shooting the ball.Adams said Wellington’s switch-point zone allowed the team to pressure the perimeter while staying in a zone formation. Circle, which shot five 3-pointers in the first game between these two opponents, had just two in the first half – both coming during a wild second quarter.Wellington would end up with 13 deflections and seven steals. Wellington also had 37 rebounds including 25 defensively and 12 offensively.On the other end, the Crusaders shot 45 percent from the field which was much lower in the second half. The Crusaders have been wicked beyond the three-point line as of late. Not Tuesday. They had only two 3-pointers for the game and was 2-of-11 beyond the arch.Wellington got rolling early, taking an early 9-2 lead and held an 11-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter.Circle had its best quarter in the second, scoring 17 of its 32 points. But Wellington was playing tit-for-tat outscoring Circle 20-17 and taking a 31-22 advantage into halftime. The second quarter alone accounted for more than 50 percent of the points scored the rest of the game.Wellington and Circle traded misses for much of the third quarter, but Wellington would go on a 7-2 spurt at the three-minute mark to open up a 15-point lead. Circle could never get any closer.The Crusaders were led by Grace Mitchell with 15 points, all of those points in the first half. Lauryn Snipes had 12.———Technical foul: Mitchell was called for a technical foul in the first half after hitting a 3-pointer. Adams explained that it was not for being belligerent but instead as she was falling she grabbed the jersey of the Circle defender as she was going down. 6 32 — Circle 11 17 5 Wellington 52, Circle 32 Follow us on Twitter. 10center_img Wellington — G. Mitchell 15, L. Snipes 12, A. Rusk 9, S. French 8, T. Zimmerman 6, T. French 1.Total: 20 (2) 5-11 51. 21 4 Wellington 10 — 51 Circle — E. Dennison 9, K. Martin 7, C. Kifer 5, K. Rushing 4, C. Beck 3, S. Jeffries 2, K. Kelly 2. Total: 11 (1) 11-14 32. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Bobby WIlson · 233 weeks ago Congrats Lady Crusaders. Well done Coach Adams and the rest of the staff. Job well done. So proud of all of you. Just a classy team all around. Good luck the rest of the season. Report Reply 0 replies · active 233 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Valerie · 233 weeks ago So proud! Congrats Coaches and girls! Historical night. Can’t wait to see the banner on the wall of the gym. First one ever for girls basketball. Exciting times! Report Reply 0 replies · active 233 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rhonda · 233 weeks ago Congratulations ladies – Lauryn we are so proud of you sorry we didn’t get to see you play last Friday but will definitely be making another trip home soon to see you play Report Reply 0 replies · active 233 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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August 13, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgParis, France | AFP |  FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing.The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty.Lamptey was initially suspended for three months by African football’s ruling body CAF for awarding a penalty for a non-existant handball”, with FIFA handing down the life ban in March.News of the rematch comes as a boost for Senegal, who are placed third, one point behind Cape Verde and Burkina Faso in African zone qualifying Group D, with two games to go.Only the group winners secure a ticket to the 2018 finals in Russia. FIFA explained the decision to replay the game had come after sport’s highest court CAS had confirmed “the lifetime ban of match referee, Joseph Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees”.The statement added: “The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

August 12, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBill Neal:10 If ya got any problems with the “Top Ten” finest women on the planet list take it up with my committee… “S” Broadus (on vacation ‘til whenever, he’s in charge) or just go to the complaint department (closed ‘til we return) oh well!!:09 I could do a top 25 list on Steelers blunders, but here’s five you can cuddle up with by the fire. No. 1. Four seconds on the clock and your season on the line. Throw the Hail Mary into the end zone, not to “Redmon” at the 50 yard line. No. 2. You bring Plaxico in, throw him the damn ball. No. 3. Mendenhall should have gotten off his high horse and ran until the wheels came off. No. 4. Ok, tell me again, why you fired Bruce Arians? No. 5. How is it that we have the No. 1 defense in football, but we can never stop anybody when it really matters?:08 Beverley Simmons, the wife of my main man and all around great guy Curt Simmons, your now, “In The Locker Room.” Thanks for reading.:07 Here’s your favorite part. You love it, yes you do. It’s movie review time. Jamie Foxx is fantastic in “Django,” go see it now. Do Not Wait! I give it three and a half basketballs. Come on, you know I don’t give out fours, well not unless you’re the outlaw, Josey Wales or the Magnificent Seven or Training Day… you know!:06 Speaking of good movies, pull out the now classic “This Christmas” with Chris Brown before he lost his mind, still one of the best all-Black Christmas movies. For holiday background sounds… The Temptation’s Christmas classic, followed by The Whispers Sounds of Christmas. Man it just doesn’t get any better than that…well it does get better, but this is a PG family newspaper (Big Big Smile):05 Good brother Rashad Byrdsong, president & CEO of Community Empowerment Association, and his staff including, Gene “I can still play” Wilson, Warren Wilson, in collaboration with the legend, Ricky Coleman, put on a fantastic holiday basketball tournament that saw some of our best and brightest 14-year-old boys and girls “Hoop it up” for Christmas. More on this growing Pittsburgh organization phenomenon next week.:04 I told ya, I told ya, I told ya!! My Lakers gonna be alright Booker, Fred and my old man, too. All ya’ll can start shaking in your Christmas booties because “NASH” is back, Gasol is in his rightful position and “D” Howard is getting stronger by the day (following back surgery) and of course the greatest player in the game today, Mr. Kobe Bryant is scoring 30 points a game as if it’s Christmas morning for him every day! See ya at the Western Conference finals!:03 A little snow didn’t stop the show. The Champions annual Red Par-Tay rocked and rolled with Santa at the lead spot on the line dance floor. Seventy-five plus turned out to get their Christmas groove on while at the same time raising money for the Champions 37th annual “Toys for Champions” Christmas party and toy giveaway. A record breaking 1,200 toys and winter clothes were given away to more than 400 deserving disadvantaged area youth from Wilkinsburg, Homewood-Brushton, East Hills, East Liberty and Penn Hills. Thanks go out to Santa, along with the Champions staff; Penn Avenue McDonalds, Iftiakhar Milik, United States Marine Corps, Debbie Norrell, Elan Financial Services and Tae…And last, but not least, a Big “Hoo-Raa” to Marine Legend Master Jacquet Bazemore.:02 This is it, you wait all year to get it now, here it is. Your top 10 sports moments of the year… Now shut-up and listen. 1. Your Pittsburgh Steelers don’t make the play-offs. 2. No Hockey, No Hockey, No Hockey! (and your point is?) 3. Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquio gets knocked out!!! 4. Penn State, Sandusky, new coach… New team holds the Fort. 5. Pirates post 20th losing season in a row. 6. Adrian Peterson joins the 2000 yard club after major reconstruction surgery. May set new mark by eclipsing Eric Dickerson single season record. 7. In spite of Kobe’s league-leading 30 points a game in his seventeenth year… what?…the Lakers fire coach Mike Brown after two minutes on the job?!? 8. LeBron wins the NBA title…C’mon man! 9. Gabby Douglas takes home Olympic gold. 10. 40th anniversary of Franco Harris’ immaculate reception takes a back seat to some of the NFL’s greatest tragedies with the death of Junior Seau, the murder suicide shootings in Kansas City and the death by drunken driving in Dallas.:01 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!~Game Over~last_img read more

May 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe competition was held at Konedobu, Port Moresby.Charlotte Robin maintained her lead from the start to finish.Tahitian Salome De Barthez de Marmorie took out the  silver and New Caledonian Natalie Virltelle won the bronze medal.PNG’s entrant Rachel James finished fourth.last_img

May 14, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img1 25 Lunin’s average this season, counting his appearances with Valladolid and Oviedo, is one goal every 92.72 minutes; that of Areola, 96.16. Considering what was done with the 15th First and 17th Second, the percentage of stops for the Best Goalkeeper of the U-20 World Cup is 75%, well above 55.17% of Zidane’s second goal today. In fact, in less minutes (1,020-1,034), it has stopped almost double, 30-16. These interventions include a penalty (in addition to two of the three that shot him in the round against Marbella, in the Cup), while Areola has not saved any of the two shots received from 11 meters. Although the crisis of coronavirus has grabbed with everything, Months go by and that forces clubs and players to make decisions. The maneuvering time is reduced as June approaches and at Real Madrid one of the hot potatoes is the goal potato. Courtois (27 years old), at a very high level, is a fixture, but Between Areola (27) and Lunin (21) there can only be one at the Bernabéu.center_img TO Lunin Above all, the bet on him from the offices supports him. His was a signing (8.5 million) very of those of the new batch, with the Juni Calafat seal, who discovered his talent and worked on the boy and his environment when few or no one had put him into orbit. To the Ukrainian, in addition, It is ahead by its comparison with its main competitor, Areola: It improves him, among other records, in the minutes that rivals have to invest to beat him and in the percentage of stops. Areola wants to continue after his loan and Madrid values ​​his quick adaptation. With some error, he is a goalkeeper with experience in the elite and who helps the good atmosphere in the locker room. But Lunin, starting his takeoff in Asturias, launched an order last Saturday in Real Madridista: “I would like to go back and compete for number ‘1’.” It is up to the club to decide whether it is for that or it is preferable that it be confirmed after having played only 18 matches since the summer of 2018.last_img read more

January 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jayvee Marcelino poured 17 points to lead Zark’s-Lyceum in scoring, but it was MJ Ayaay who steered his side to the victory with 15 markers, four boards, five steals, and four blocks.Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu also poured 12 points, 16 rebounds, and four rejections, while Jaycee Marcelino got 10 markers, seven assists, and three boards for the Jawbreakers, which weathered the graduation of CJ Perez with 4:54 on the clock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“During halftime, I just reminded them to just enjoy the game and that gave them more freedom to play,” said coach Topex Robinson.Zark’s-Lyceum now turn its attention to Marinerong Pilipino in the best-of-three semifinals slated on Tuesday. It was a tough defeat for a CEU squad which came to the playoffs as the three-seed and even led by 18 points, 30-12 early in the game.Congolese bruiser Rod Ebondo anchored the Scorpions with 22 points and 16 rebounds and got ample help from the local crew.Art Aquino fired 16 markers and 11 boards, while Orlan Wamar had 11, but CEU failed to execute in the end game and bowed out of the tournament.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 82 — Jv. Marcelino 17, Ayaay 15, Nzeusseu 12, Jc. Marcelino 10, Perez 8, Tansingco 6, Caduyac 5, Serrano 4, Yong 3, Pretta 2, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Big men take on Obstacle Challenge in 2018 PBA All-Star week Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum refused to lose and pulled off an 82-77 victory over Centro Escolar University to advance to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup semifinals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.After being down 11, 72-61, with 7:27 remaining, the Jawbreakers staged a 21-5 finishing salvo to stun the Scorpions and overcome the twice-to-beat disadvantage in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT CEU 77 — Ebondo 22, Aquino 16, Wamar 11, Guinitaran 10, Cruz 6, Fuentes 4, Caballero 3, Manlangit 3, Arim 2, Chan 0, Galinato 0, Intic 0, Veron 0.Quarters: 15-30, 37-45, 56-65, 82-77.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more