Clare ease to victory

first_img Press Association Clare came good in the second half at Thurles to defeat Waterford by 2-20 to 1-15 in the Munster SHC. Jake Dillon marked his Waterford debut with a first-half goal that helped his side to a 1-9 to 0-8 interval lead. But Clare dominated after the break, with Shane O’Donnell and Conor McGrath hitting goals. center_img Colin Ryan chipped in with a seven points tally as Davy Fitzgerald’s side cruised home to set up a semi-final clash with Cork. Meanwhile, Down came from behind to defeat Derry by 2-17 to 1-15 in the Ulster SFC at Celtic Park. Second half goals from Mark Poland and Donal O’Hare saw James McCartan’s side come from four points behind to win by five and set up a semi-final clash with All-Ireland champions Donegal. Mark Lynch smacked in a first half goal to give the Oak Leafers an edge, but Down had the edge in finishing power to finish strongly with inspirational scores from midfielder Kevin McKernan. last_img read more

Slaven Bilic wants West Ham to stay grounded

first_imgSlaven Bilic wants everyone involved with West Ham to savour their current success – warning the feeling will not last forever. Press Association A first home league win came last time out against Newcastle and Norwich are the visitors to east London on Sunday, with Bilic pleased that the club are enjoying the moment. “Everything goes really quickly in football and in life,” he said. “I’m not denying that, there is no point not enjoying the good spells. I said to my staff the other day ‘we’ve done good why shouldn’t we enjoy it a little bit because when the bad days come we won’t enjoy it?’ “There’s no reasons we could not be confident or proud. But the one condition is they stay on the ground and be even more motivated. There’s no point to deny them enjoyment and be grim.” A former West Ham player, Bilic was a popular appointment back in June, especially after the fractious relationship the majority of the fan-base had with Allardyce. And the 47-year-old admits he loves being told by supporters of other clubs, as well as those West Ham fans, how impressed they have been with the start to his managerial career in England. “”It’s the best. It’s a great feeling to be fair,” he added. “We have an army of fans but it is not only our fans, it is outer clubs’ fans – football fans – who are congratulating me and West Ham fans are delighted but other fans say “well done” and all that. The Hammers currently sit third in the Premier League having secured an amazing trio of away victories at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City so far this season. Former Croatia coach Bilic is enjoying a good start to life as Sam Allardyce’s replacement at Upton Park – despite an early exit from Europa League qualification and home defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth. “The praise gets through to you, it gets to me and the staff and the players of course which is the most important thing – that we get that get that feedback that so far we are doing a good job.” While Allardyce was often at odds with the supporters and owners over the style of football on display, Bilic has introduced a more attractive game – an approach people associated with the club label the ‘West Ham Way’. “Every coach likes to play good football,” he added. “For that you need to train, you need good players, you need to have confidence and you need to have points. “The more points you have the better you are going to play in the next game, it can go a bit up and down but it goes like that. “We having been trying to do that from the start. Sometimes you are doing that and sometimes you are not but this is our philosophy and our plan – but not to die in the art.” Another three points against newly-promoted Norwich would keep West Ham up with the early-season pace setters in the Premier League and continue to see Bilic’s stock rise. Club-record signing Andy Carroll will be pushing for his first league start since January, while deadline day signings Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic are in contention for their full debuts. last_img read more

Manavjit Singh Sandhu 1st, Lakshya 5th in Qualification Round of the Men’s Trap Shooting

first_imgJakarta: Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Lakshya finished first and fifth respectively in the first day’s qualification round of the men’s trap shooting event at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.Veteran Manavjit scored a total of 72 after three series produced 25, 23 and 24 to top the day’s competition.His compatriot, 19-year-old Lakshay scored 22, 25, 24 for a total of 71 out of a possible 75 to be fifth.Second on the list was Pakistan’s Aamir Iqbal, who scored a 72 (24,25, 23), while Philippines’ Hagen Alexander Topacio was third with 71 points.Thailand’s Savate Sresthaporn was fourth with 71 points. IANSlast_img

Organisers Vow to Raise 2019 Lagos Women Run

first_imgShe noted that the 10km Run which is aimed at preparing women runners for bigger marathons in the following year, emancipation of women and campaign against women brutality, will be competed for in two categories: the Open Category; for runners from ages 20 to 45 years old and the Veteran Category for runners from 45 years old to 70.She stressed that, as it was done in the last edition, the two classes of runners will be distinguished by their type of running shirts. The Open runners will compete with a round neck shirt, while the veterans will compete with a V-neck shirts.The Lagos Women Run coordinator, who is also Nigeria’s first woman teakwondo black belt holder, disclosed that, the Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has given her words to flag the 2019 Lagos Women Run, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island.Popoola, also confirmed that the 2019 edition has recorded more entries than previous editions as over 10,000 runners are registered to run on November 9, 2019. “In less than two months after we opened the registration portal, we have had over 10,000 runners registered. This is a higher percentage to our previous registration in the last four years. What this tells us is that, more women in Nigeria are aware of the Lagos Women Run and it’s campaign for women emancipation and campaign against women brutality.“Though, for this year, we have a larger figure than ever, the LWR team is ready to give it’s best.“We shall be starting this year’s programme with a one-week Expo that would involve seminars for the participants on how to run a marathon, prevention of brutality against women, medical tests, eye test and validation of registration.”She stressed that the route for this year Lagos Women Run is the same as last year’s which showcased 15 national monuments located in Lagos alone, from the flag off point at the Tafawa Balewa Square where Nigeria’s independence was declared to the legendary Tinubu Square, Electricity Coal Thermal Station, the National Art Theatre, Iganmu, and the National Stadium, Surulere amongst others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The General Coordinator of the only women’s run in West Africa, the Lagos Women’s Run, Tayo Popoola, has stated that the 2019 event which is it’s 4th edition will be bigger and better than previous editions.Popoola, noted that, the 2019 Lagos Women Run will come with a number of world-class innovations after a careful study of what obtains at the world level.“Over the years, our team members have been traveling across the world to observe a number of women’s specific marathon events in Europe, South Africa, American and Asia, and have garnered enough experience to deliver the best at the 2019 Lagos Women Run, which has been scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 9, 2019.last_img read more

Tale of the tape: Syracuse vs. Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Quarterbacks Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib and Louisville’s Adam Froman have been similar quarterbacks thus far. They are Nos. 4 and 5 in the Big East in pass efficiency and average passing yards per game, though Nassib has 14 touchdowns to Froman’s 11. With Froman’s status in question, SU gets the nod here. Advantage: Syracuse Running backs Both teams’ offenses are built around their respective running games. And both of those running games are currently hampered by injuries. In SU’s case, it’s the absence of freshman Prince-Tyson Gulley. In Louisville’s case, it’s the uncertain status of the nation’s fourth-leading rusher in Bilal Powell. SU’s two best running backs in Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey, though, should be good to go.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Advantage: Syracuse Wide receivers The not-so-secret weapon in the Orange’s pass game could be Bailey, who is quickly climbing up the charts and now has 20 receptions. Overall, both teams’ receivers are similar. SU’s Van Chew and UL’s Doug Beaumont both have 31 receptions, though Chew has exploded for 143 more yards on those receptions. Advantage: Syracuse Tight ends SU’s Nick Provo has established himself as a legitimate weapon in the Orange’s passing attack, and he now has 20 receptions on the year. But Louisville’s Cameron Graham is the Cardinals’ red-zone threat. He has three touchdown catches this year. Advantage: Louisville Offensive line Syracuse’s offensive line has steadily improved from a penalty-riddled performance at South Florida. But Louisville’s line has only allowed 10 sacks this season to SU’s 17, and it paves the way for Powell. Advantage: Louisville Defensive line Both Syracuse and Louisville have legitimate pass rushers in Chandler Jones and Rodney Gnat. Both getting to the quarterback will be key in the game’s outcome. Advantage: Even Linebackers The position is Louisville’s weak link on defense. No linebacker has more than 27.5 tackles this season. The Orange has two tackling machines in Derrell Smith and Doug Hogue, who have 63 and 57, respectively. Advantage: Syracuse Secondary Telling of Scott Shaffer’s defense is the fact that three defensive backs have a sack this season. But Louisville’s secondary is good in its own right, as it leads a defense that is ranked 13th nationally against the pass. Advantage: Even Special teams Overlooked amid the overall hoopla surrounding Syracuse is that Ross Krautman has only missed two kicks the entire season — one on a botched snap on an extra point and one field goal. He is 11-for-12 on the season, providing consistency and reliability. Advantage: Syracuse Coaching Both Doug Marrone and Charlie Strong inherited programs at the bottom of the Big East and are starting to build those programs back up. In his second season, Marrone is on a faster track, but not by much. Advantage: Syracuse — Compiled by Asst. Sports Editor Brett LoGiuratocenter_img Published on November 3, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Syracuse advances to NCAA tournament quarterfinals with 4-2 win over UMass

first_imgTwo minutes into the game, Syracuse had already generated two scoring chances. Three minutes later, Erin Gillingham’s shot went just wide right as she appeared to slip on the wet turf. Syracuse kept attacking. A nimble move on the baseline by Alyssa Manley drew a penalty corner by hitting the ball off a defender’s foot and then the Orange’s persistent aggressiveness broke through.Emma Russell sent a skittering insertion out to Alma Fenne, who stick-stopped and tapped the ball to Roos Weers. Weers’ shot deflected off Massachusetts’ Melanie Kreusch and rolled directly to Russell on the left, who’d just stepped back into play from the insertion. Russell didn’t waste the opportunity as her shot found the bottom right side of the goal and set off cheers from the stands and the stadium’s goal horn.In the eventual 4-2 win, Saturday’s first half was everything the first half of SU’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship 2-1 overtime loss to North Carolina wasn’t. Emma Lamsion, head coach Ange Bradley and Fenne all expressed disappointment at the passive offense against the Tar Heels and the Orange (18-1, 6-0 ACC) seemed intent on making up for it against Massachusetts (12-9, 5-3 Atlantic 10). The Orange played through a light rain and sleet in the first half while allowing just one shot and taking 12 at J.S. Coyne Stadium in the first round of the NCAA tournament.The game ended with Syracuse holding leads of 29-3 in shots and 8-1 in penalty corners. Though all the first-half shots didn’t turn into goals, it set the tone for the second half and led to eventual execution.“We had some great attacks in the second half and moved the ball really well,” Bradley said. “I don’t think (29 shots and four goals) is an inefficiency at all. (Massachusetts is) a great team and (our offense) was pretty darn good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe onslaught continued as Syracuse took nine shots in the first 11:23 of the second half. While the aggressiveness remained the same, Syracuse saw more immediate results.Liz Sack, who started at forward in place of regular starter Lamison, gathered a rebound off a shot by Fenne and scored just 1:05 into the second half.Lies Lagerweij scored her third goal of the season for insurance. A few minutes later, Laura Hurff reversed the ball to Lagerweij, who stood in the backfield, in the midst of the swirling snow, and paused. She took a few breaths, visible in the 37-degree weather. The Orange, up 3-0, had its first multi-goal lead since Oct. 18.Syracuse, until Saturday, had played three straight overtime games and, in the 233 minutes, 39 seconds of those games, it never had more than one goal of separation.Though SU held a 3-0 lead with 32:14 still to play, Laura Hurff continued to use her speed to beat multiple defenders and Weers still made long hits, leading to four more shots in a three-minute flurry.Hurff broke through the defense and found herself standing at the top of the circle facing the goalie with no one in between. But she found Sack on the right side, who’d snuck behind a defender and deflected the ball up and in, making SU’s lead 4-0, the same score it beat the Minutewomen by on Sept. 4 during the Orange’s home opener.“In the first half (the midfield movement) wasn’t as well as we wanted,” Hurff said. “But it was better in the second half. We used … movement up front to open up the field. (We got) more passes inside and moved the defense.”With the score the same and 11:28 to go, Massachusetts called timeout and the Orange jogged to the sideline with its largest lead since Oct. 17.On its first penalty corner and second shot of the afternoon, Massachusetts’ Shauna Rankin-Byrne scored and just 3:27 later, UMass pulled within two.But that was close as the Minutewomen would get.“I was happy with how the team played,” Russell said. “As the statistics show, as Ange said, we dominated. … We just have to keep up our aggression.” Comments Published on November 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NFF Denied Abandoning Super Eagles Goalie, Uzoho

first_imgA The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has debunked reports that they have neglected injured Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho.Uzoho was injured in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against the five-time world champions, Brazil in October 13 international friendly game in Singapore.The Nigerian international, who has been assured by the World governing body, FIFA, of taken responsibility for his salary, copped the injury in the second half of the encounter. With reports circulating in the media that the football body appeared to have abandoned him, a top NFF source in an interview told that they are always in touch with Uzoho.The source also revealed that Uzoho is in high spirits and would soon undergo surgery on his injury.“Of course the Nigeria Football Federation has been in touch with Francis Uzoho. The Super Eagles are like one big family, so the secretary of the Super Eagles is a member of the NFF. So we are always in touch with him and pray for his quick recovery,” the source told“We are happy he’s in high spirit and so we pray that he will have a successful surgery and have a very quick recovery, healing process, and good rehabilitation so that he can come back on the pitch. We definitely believe he will bounce back very soon.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Miami offers the Best of the Best for Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgDancehall legend Shabba Ranks set to headline this year’s Best of the Best concert in Miami. For the past 12 years fans of reggae and other Caribbean music have been coming to Miami on the Memorial Day weekend to enjoy the best in these music genres at the Best of the Best concert.This year, with a very enthusiastic weather report, large crowds coming from across the US, the Caribbean and possible other regions are expected to descend on the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami on Sunday, May 26th for top entertainment from a variety of Caribbean entertainers headlined by legendary dancehall artistes Super Cat and Shabba Ranks.Two-time Grammy award winning Shabba Ranks was big business in the late 1980s through to the early 2000s. Once the most popular dancehall artist in the world, he donned major crossover success, barging into the US market with hip hop collaborations with the likes of Maxi Priest, Johnny Gill, and KRS-One. Meanwhile, powerhouse dancehall star Super Cat, became a household name in Jamaica and abroad in the 1990s with hits such as Don Dada, Ghetto Red Hot, and the crossover single with Heavy D, Dem No Worry Me.Best of the Best is considered North America’s largest Caribbean concert, and, now in its 13th year, the event has become a staple in Miami’s diverse culture and tourism industries. According to Connie Kinnard, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau-Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development, “The annual Best of the Best Music Festival continues to positively highlight the Caribbean music influences that are uniquely Found in Miami.” With Miami and South Florida at large so deeply entrenched in Caribbean culture, each year the event makes a marked impact on the region’s tourism economy, with an influx of visitors from other states, the Caribbean and the rest of the world flying in to attend.“Best of the Best continues to be a feather in the cultural diversity cap of Miami and the South Florida region. The rich cultural backdrop of the  Caribbean, Latin American, and other ingredients makes Miami the perfect destination for people to kick off their summer,” explains Joey Budafuco, co-promoter of Best of the Best.While new celebrity artists Alkaline and Jahmiel, are also headlining the event to bridge the gap between the younger and older audience members, this year’s event will primarily pay tribute to 90s dancehall. Alongside Super Cat and Shabba Ranks, the two top artists from that era, Frisco Kid, General Degree and General B will also be performing, as major acts during that time. Other musicians such as Bushman, Round Head, Skinny Fabulous and Noah Powa, are also on the line-up.   “We decided to carve out an era, which so many of us love and reminisce on all the time,” says co-promoter, Steve ‘Jabba’ Beckford. “This era was groundbreaking for dancehall and reggae music in many ways. We had some of our biggest artists in dancehall during the 90s era; many of them still reign today.  We decided to pay homage to 90s dancehall, with some of the hitmakers of the time. Not to mention for the first time in America, The Emperor Shabba Ranks and Don DaDa Super Cat will be sharing the same stage in the United States.”Along with a full day of music, which begins early afternoon and ends by midnight, a variety of traditional Caribbean-inspired food and beverages will be available for patrons Best of the Best 2019 is expected to be the biggest Caribbean music festival n the US not only over the Memorial Day weekend, but for the year.last_img read more

ESL Meisterschaft partners with McDonald’s Germany

first_imgThe ESL Meisterschaft, home to the German Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and FIFA 18 championships, has announced that it has brought McDonald’s Germany on board as its official partner for 2018.Once known as the ESL Pro Series, ESL Meisterschaft is the home of several German championships – and has been since 2002. The 2018 season kicks off on Monday, January 29.McDonald’s has something of a history with the esports industry, just as recently as 2017 it sponsored ESL’s Starcraft II World Championships in partnership with Blizzard and You Know Media. It also sponsored the NFL Madden Bowl tournament earlier in the year.McDonald’s, of course, has been involved with traditional sports for quite some time too. The fast food company sponsored the Olympics for 30 years, and has also sponsored FIFA since the World Cup in 1994. McDonald’s logo will be prominent in all ESL Meisterschaft tournaments in 2018 and has promised fan competitions at Gamescom Cologne.Discussing the partnership, ESL’s global sales and business development SVP Bernhard Mogk stated: “More and more non-endemic brands are increasingly discovering the potential of esports and we are proud to have such an excellent partner as McDonald’s Germany. It’s the perfect partner to further establish esports in Germany and foster the community’s growth around ESL Meisterschaft and beyond.”Esports Insider says: We’re glad to see McDonald’s renewed interest in esports, and it promises that the company is in it for the long run – especially if you look at its record in other sports. Does anybody else fancy some McNuggets now?last_img read more

Hornets C Frank Kaminsky says he is the creator of Russell Westbrook’s viral celebration

first_img Thunder’s Russell Westbrook throws ball at Hawks’ bench, gets in heated exchange with Vince Carter Paul George outscores Nets in fourth quarter to bring Thunder back to win Westbrook was out for revenge, recording 31 points while having to play alongside Kevin Durant, who had just left him to join the Warriors. However, Frank Kaminsky of the Hornets claims to be the creator of the celebration and even has a name for it. Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook has been fond of celebrations in recent years, and he popularized this “on fire” celebration en route to his first NBA All-Star MVP in 2016.center_img For Kaminsky, the “hot guy” is his go-to 3-point celebration, and it was in full effect when he made a pair of shots from deep Friday in his team’s 113-107 victory over the Nuggets. He’s a skilled shooting 7-footer that can stretch the floor. Westbrook first did the celebration after making a shot from behind the arc, but he’s not shooting so well from deep this season. Westbrook is currently shooting 23.2 percent from range, while Kaminsky has a mark of 35.5 percent. Westbrook has donned a new signature celebration this time around. When he uses his strength and explosiveness to overpower weaker opponents, he likes to rock an invisible baby to sleep. He looks at it as “child’s play.”Russell Westbrook & Vince Carter exchange wordsTyler Dorsey loves itRuss & Vince each get a techRuss hits a shotThen does his rock the baby celebration!(Via @SportsCenter)— (@Ballislife) December 1, 2018 “Nah that’s me,” said Kaminsky when asked about using the celebration, which was popularized by Westbrook. “It’s called ‘the hot guy.’ I’m taking credit for it.” Related Newslast_img read more