Buhari draws attention to hardship faced by retired para powerlifters as World Cup begins

first_imgRelatedPosts Hanan Buhari’s wedding cartoon, current experience of Nigerians – Daily Trust Cartoonist Daily Trust cartoonist under fire for Hanan Buhari’s wedding cartoon Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has drawn attention to the plight of retired para powerlifters and other athletes in Nigeria, many of whom retire into hardship after having served their country superlatively. Buhari said this during the opening ceremony of the Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup on Tuesday at the International Conference Center. Hajia Buhari said: “I have since observed the contribution of these athletes in reshaping the image of Nigeria with immense significance and the Country owes them a debt of gratitude.” She called on the nation to start repaying this debt by ensuring they are well taken care of in their time of need. She said: “It is in this light, that my foundation, the Aisha Buhari Foundation, and other developmental partners will soon unveil a programme that will aim to make retired athletes welfare a great priority. “I also believe that it was these athletes’ dedication to hardwork and discipline that won the Country the hosting rights for this competition, being a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.” Speaking on her involvement, the First Lady said her interest in the wellbeing of the underprivileged led to establishing the Aisha Buhari Foundation and Future Assured and her acceptance to be grand patron of the event. She congratulated the organisers of the event and called on Nigerians to support Team Nigeria, otherwise known as: The unstoppables. Hajia Buhari also welcomed teams from other countries and encouraged them to enjoy their stay in Nigeria. The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Cecelia Ezeilo, said she had always been a sports enthusiast and that is why she accepted to be the grant matron of the Para Powerlifting Team and felt a sense of duty to organize a fund raising for the event, which turned out successful. EZeilo called on the organizers to ensure successful conduct of the event. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, said the Para Powerlifting World Cup is significant to Nigeria as it provided the opportunity to implement several related events, including a referee training, coaches training, loaders course and anti-doping seminar. Dare wished the athletes success in the competition. He thanked the First Lady for the show of support to the competition, and extraordinary passion for sports in general. The Minister of State, FCT, who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Chijeaka Ohaa, reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration towards the successful hosting of the World Cup as it provides an opportunity to showcase the tourism potential of the Country. Others who spoke at the occasion included the President, Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Queen Uboh Idris, who welcomed members of the international Paralympic Committee and all the countries contingents. Idris stated that Nigeria was ready for the competition and will not only host but will host well. She also expressed gratitude to the First Lady for all the support she has given as grand patron to the competition and as Mother of the Nation. Part of the highlights of the event was the presentation of sporting kits to Team Nigeria by the Executive Secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund, Dr. Bello Maigari. The opening ceremony was attended by Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Egypt, Italy, Libya, Brazil, Georgia, Kenya, Benin Republic and Nigeria. The First Lady was accompanied to the opening ceremony by the Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, and several wives of the State Governors among others.Tags: 2020 Para-Powerlifting World CupAisha BuhariAisha Buhari FoundationPara powerlifersWorld Cuplast_img read more

Aston Villa v Man U Talking Points

first_img Press Association Aston Villa host Manchester United in the first Premier League clash of the weekend on Friday night. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five of the main talking points ahead of the match. 1) CAN WAYNE ROONEY PROVE HE IS THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNITED’S ATTACK? center_img Wayne Rooney started last year’s draw at Villa Park in midfield, but he will play as a lone front man on Friday night. United manager Louis van Gaal is so convinced Rooney will be able to score 20-30 goals this year that he claims he does not need to sign another striker. The United skipper scored just one goal in pre-season and looked rusty against Tottenham. Will his season spark into life at Villa Park? 2) CAN DALEY BLIND SILENCE HIS DOUBTERS? Blind is primarily a central midfielder, but Van Gaal is convinced his compatriot is good enough to play at centre-half for United. Alan Shearer disagrees, claiming on the eve of the Spurs game that he would love to come up against Blind every week. The former Ajax man is comfortable on the ball, but lacks strength. Christian Eriksen brushed him off the ball last week. At 6ft 4in tall, Rudy Gestede is a far more imposing figure than the slight Dane, and the Villa striker will target Blind on Friday. 3) CAN SERGIO ROMERO PROVE HE IS A WORTHY NUMBER ONE? With David de Gea still unable to focus on his game, according to Van Gaal, Sergio Romero will start in goal for United. The Argentinian performed reasonably well against Spurs, particularly when you consider he had barely been at the club for two weeks before his debut. But the Argentinian was barely tested and his goal will come under a more sustained threat against Villa. Romero was not good enough to hold down a place at Monaco last year so is he really the answer to United’s goalkeeping problems? 4) WILL FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WORK? The match has been brought forward a day because of policing reasons, but next year, games will be played on Friday nights every week. Ending the week by going to a top-flight match under lights is a good idea in principle, but is it practical? United fans travelling by train will not arrive back in Manchester until the early hours of Saturday morning. The last train from Aston to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 10:32pm and arrives at 01:28 after changes at Birmingham New Street and Crewe. Those who finish work after 5:30pm have no chance of getting to the game on time via train, and those making the 170-mile trip via car will have to leave early as the M6 is notoriously bad for traffic on an evening and roadworks are taking place on junction 17. 5) CAN TIM SHERWOOD TURN VILLA INTO A TOP-SIX TEAM? Sherwood was parachuted into the Villa job in February and in his previous job at Tottenham, he was appointed three months into the season. This is the first time he has had a pre-season with a club and he has made his mark, signing nine players, with a 10th not far away in Adama Traore from Barcelona. Sherwood has lost Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke, but this is now his team and his survival depends on whether he can turn them into a consistent and potent force again. The time has come for him to prove whether he really is capable of becoming a successful top-flight manager. last_img read more

White House accused of cover-up amid whistleblower scandal

first_imgMaguire, who was grilled for three hours during Thursday’s House hearing, stood by how he handled the whistleblower complaint.“My integrity has never been questioned until now,” Maguire said Thursday.But Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are now accusing the White House of a cover-up.Pelosi said Thursday Maguire “broke the law” by not turning the complaint over to Congress.While Democrats are convinced of an alleged Trump administration cover-up, Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Vice President Mike Pence are reportedly outraged at their latest attempt to “reverse the 2016 presidential election.”As of now, the identity of the whistleblower. and the current status of the impeachment investigation remain unknown.This story is developing. Tensions amongst Democrat and Republican lawmakers are at an ultimate high in the wake of the whistleblower scandal.This week Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry after news broke of a whistleblower complaint regarding a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.The complaint alleges that Trump abused his official powers “to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and the White House took steps to cover it up.President Trump confirmed the phone call but denied any wrongdoing in the matter slamming Democrats for creating another “Witch Hunt.”On Wednesday, the White House released the full, unredacted transcript of the conversation.Following the release of the documents, the Department of Justice found that President Trump did not break the law.On Thursday, the Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before a congressional intelligence committee about the recently released whistleblower complaint.Related content:WATCH Live: DNI Testifying On Capitol Hill, Whistleblower Complaint Herelast_img read more

Supreme Court reserves order on Sreesanth’s plea against lifetime ban by BCCI

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth challenging the lifetime ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match fixing during 2013 IPL.The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph reserved the order as apex cricketing body said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts – corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game.The court has given both Sreesanth and the BCCI to file their written submissions in two weeks.Appearing for BCCI, senior counsel Parag Tripathi told the court that for corruption and betting, the punishment is lifetime ban from the game.Pointing to zero tolerance towards corruption and betting and also any act bringing disrepute to cricket, Tripathi told the court that at no stage, Sreesanth brought it to the notice of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit about his being approached by bookies.The BCCI also reiterated the charge that Sreesanth never explained to the inquiry committee about where Rs 10 lakh, an amount that finds mention in the recorded telephonic conversation, came from.In his rejoinder arguments, senior counsel, Salman Khurshid appearing for Sreesanth said that the onus of proving the guilt was on the BCCI. He said it was for the BCCI to establish that Rs 10 lakhs had come from questionable sources for match fixing.Referring to the taped conversation, Khurshid said it says that transaction would take place only if former cricketer concedes 14 runs in an over and that it would be off for anything less than that.In the alleged over, where Sreesanth was to concede 14 runs, in fact 13 runs could be scored. It has been contended against Sreesanth that there was one no ball, which would have made it to 14 runs, but it escaped the umpire’s sight.Wrapping up his rejoinder arguments, Khurshid urged the court to save the career of the “young cricketer, who is not that young now, but still retains the spirit of cricket.”In the earlier hearing, Sreesanth had told the court that he initially confessed to the Special Cell of Delhi Police about his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal to escape sustained and continuous police torture.Sreesanth moved the top court challenging the Kerala High Court order upholding the lifetime ban on him by the BCCI.The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals’ teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charge of spot-fixing during IPL 2013. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Cohen: Nassib plays shining role in leading Syracuse to 2nd bowl game under Marrone

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. — From day one, he was Nathaniel Hackett’s project.Gone was Greg Paulus, the local kid turned one-year wonder who tried and failed to bring football success to Central New York. Gone was Mike Williams, the program’s best receiver in quite some time who tried and failed to finish the season in a Syracuse uniform.Left behind was Ryan Nassib, the quiet and unassuming Pennsylvania product who waited — and waited — for the Paulus experiment to run its course. And fresh on the scene in 2010 was Hackett, the son of a coach whose meticulous preparation and offensive genius prompted Tyrone Wheatley to call him a “mad scientist.”Hackett the teacher and Nassib the pupil would be two of the principal faces in Doug Marrone’s mission to rebuild his alma mater. The innovation and cunningness of the former combined with the toughness and arm strength of the latter would reconstruct an offense that suffered through a decade of stagnation and resurrect a once-proud program.At least that was the plan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This was my first job,” Hackett said late Saturday night outside Memorial Stadium. “When I got him the first time and he looked at me like I was crazy as this young guy coming in with this, ‘What the heck are you doing?’ stuff to now, where we are, where our relationships has been and him buying into me. It’s been a dream for a first job.”Hackett beamed while speaking of his relationship with Nassib only minutes after the pair had conjured up another fourth-quarter comeback — two of them in fact — with the final touchdown in the closing seconds sealing an improbable victory over Missouri.His quarterback had shined from start to finish on an unseasonably warm day in what is now Southeastern Conference territory. Against a blitz-happy defense and a rowdy crowd of more than 63,000, Nassib stood tall and produced a game for the ages. His passing was masterful, his command of the offense impeccable, and by game’s end he’d passed Marvin Graves to become the all-time leading passer at Syracuse.And perhaps, quite possibly he had cemented himself as the best quarterback his school had ever seen.“I would say, you know, he’s the face of the program,” wide receiver Alec Lemon said. “He does all the right things, everyone is behind him, he’s a leader and everything he does is right.”On Saturday that meant orchestrating a seven-play, 81-yard scoring drive with 1:43 remaining in the game. Nassib threw for all 81 yards on the possession, connecting with Lemon on every pass, and remained unfazed while the Tigers threw all-out blitz after all-out blitz in his direction.But in the bigger picture, doing everything right has meant performing with a consistency that his other teammates have often failed to match. As Lemon and fellow receivers Marcus Sales and Jarrod West have faded in and out of relevancy, as the faces along his offensive line have changed over the last two seasons and as his team’s defense plays Jekyll and Hyde from time to time, Nassib just continues to compile numbers bordering on unimaginable for a Syracuse quarterback.Six games of more than 300 yards passing this season. Four games with three or more touchdowns. An upset of a top-10 team in the BCS standings.And don’t forget the two heroic comebacks, first against South Florida and most recently against Missouri.The student has impressed his teacher.“It will never be noticed enough,” Hackett said. “Nobody will ever understand how good he really is and how hard he works and how passionate he is about this game.”And because of his latest bit of magic — Nassib finished with 385 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri — he will have a chance to add a second bowl victory to his resume. Nassib broke loose with a brilliant performance in the Pinstripe Bowl in 2010, setting the stage for a follow-up season that many thought would end with a similar result — a bowl victory.But 2011 brought severe disappointment in the form of five straight losses and a 5-7 overall record. It ate at Nassib, his receivers, his coaches. They yearned to amend for their failures — both personal and medical — by washing away the awful taste that lingered in their mouths for the better part of eight months.At the head of the movement was Nassib, whose laid-back demeanor with the media is traded for fiery passion inside the Syracuse locker room. He is doing whatever it took for this team and this program to win, even if it means running a zone-read system where his mediocre foot-speed is less than ideal.“What can you say?” Marrone asked rhetorically in his postgame press conference. “I don’t really know. Ryan is getting better and better each week.”And after perhaps the best and most meaningful performance of his career — the Orange earned its first win over an SEC opponent since 2001 — Hackett’s project took the podium with a horse voice and his trademark smug smile.This was his moment after a game he’d dominated. So the face of the program grinned.Said Nassib: “It was fun.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 18, 2012 at 8:31 pmlast_img read more

Boeheim on Gbinije: ‘He’s just not effective at all’

first_imgJim Boeheim hasn’t been pleased with Michael Gbinije’s play through Syracuse’s first five games, and he didn’t hold any punches after Syracuse beat Loyola on Tuesday night.“Somehow we got to get Mike to play better, that’s paramount in my mind thinking about this team,” Boeheim, SU’s head coach, said of the junior forward. “Right now he’s, I don’t know where he is, he’s just not effective at all. That’s not something we envisioned going into this year.”Against the Greyhounds (2-3), Gbinije collected two points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two turnovers in 20 minutes off the bench, as the Orange (4-1) shook a slow start in an eventual 70-37 win in the Carrier Dome. He went 1-for-4 from the field and missed both of his 3-point attempts, and questions about Syracuse’s depth prompted Boeheim to come down hard on the 6-foot-7 Gbinije, who plays three positions, including backup point guard, for SU.Boeheim said he’d prefer to play freshman forward Chris McCullough instead of sophomore Chinonso Obokoh in place of Rakeem Christmas at center, but can’t do so unless his forwards play better. He also brought up Gbinije while discussing the Orange’s top-heavy box scores, where Christmas and McCullough have shouldered a large share of the scoring load.“Mike’s a big piece to our team, he’s a guy who can come in and play all three positions, he’s a guy that can shoot it and get to the basket,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “Yeah, we have to get him going and when he gets going we’re a better team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At times last year he got going we were a better team. This year when he gets going we are a better team. He’s a person we got to get going and just get him into the groove of the game.”Gbinije was in and out of the locker room after the Loyola game, but his teammates — as well as Boeheim — said that juggling multiple positions shouldn’t affect his game.Syracuse freshman point guard Kaleb Joseph also played 37 minutes, leaving Gbinije just three minutes at point guard and 17 others at his forward spot.On the season, Gbinije is shooting 33 percent from the field and just 2-of-13 from 3. He also has an even assist-to-turnover ratio with six each, and his next shot to find a rhythm will be against Holy Cross at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.“He’s certainly capable of being able to do that and it’s important for us,” Boeheim said. “For this team, for him to get going, there’s not question about that. I’d say that could be the most important thing right now.” Comments Published on November 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Defense still has plenty of swagger

first_imgWith time to kill before “Salute to Troy” and fall camp wrapping up, a horde of freshmen and their parents flocked to Howard Jones Field on Saturday to catch a glimpse of this football team everyone’s been making such a fuss about.There were the diehards who could spot any player, even the incoming freshmen, and recite their name immediately. But many in attendance were armed with rosters, a helpful aid in answering an important question.Who are these guys?The offensive players are more easy and fun to point out. There’s the freshman wunderkind vying for the starting quarterback position, his lanky competition waiting to get healthy and back in the race and the speedy tailback waiting for a breakout junior season.Putting a face on the defense, however, proved at times more difficult — unless it was senior Taylor Mays.As the lone player on USC’s media guide and perhaps the most recognizable member of the team, it would be easy to reduce USC’s defense to Mays. But Pete Carroll’s units have always transcended being about one star. It’s a collective effort that requires collaboration to establish a group dynamic.And if you asked most fans strolling by Tommy Trojan to name a starter on defense other than Mays, I’d bet that you’d get quizzical looks and a few responses asking whether Rey Maualuga still had any eligibility left.It’s not for a lack of talent that the unit’s individual players aren’t as recognizable as their predecessors ­— of the projected starters, only redshirt senior Josh Pinkard was rated lower than a four-star prospect coming out of high school, and he’s more than outplayed that ranking.But even when many of these players were playing important roles as spot players last year, they had players like Maualuga, Brian Cushing and Kevin Ellison to set the tone. Those players ultimately molded the defense in their own image.Almost all of the players have shown flashes in fall camp, if not games themselves. But most fans aren’t diehard enough to analyze fourth-quarter blowouts and spring scrimmages, so they can be forgiven if the first thing that pops to mind when they think of junior Malcolm Smith is still “Steve Smith’s brother” instead of “starting weakside linebacker.”Head coach Pete Carroll is the ultimate sculptor in all of this, as he is the mastermind behind how the defense will look. But the appearance is somewhat fluid and depends on the players. Carroll was so enamored with how aggressive the defense was last year that he began opining about downplaying the importance of reducing penalties so long as the Trojans could keep points off the board.Getting a handle on what this group will be like is hard given that we’ve only seen bits and pieces, but if Saturday’s scrimmage was any indication, the Trojans’ defense once again has plenty of swagger, and reason for it.The only points scored on the day came courtesy of a safety — linebacker Shane Horton leveled tailback Curtis McNeal in the backfield — and the defense recorded six sacks. With each stop, the defense got more amped up, hooting and hollering along the way.“It was game-like with the way they were running and hitting out there,” Carroll said, while still scolding the offense for their various shortcomings throughout the day.It may be unfair to crown the defense kings of camp after the performance given the offensive players that were out for the day (redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp, redshirt junior Damian Williams, redshirt senior Charles Brown and redshirt junior Allen Bradford all sat out). But it’s clear that the unit is ahead of the curve.If confidence is one facet of the new defense’s personality, then composure will have to be another. Carroll’s units have been about being in the right place at the right time more than about backbreaking plays, and this defense will have to follow suit. With a full house guaranteed for Ohio State and fans screaming like they were trying to cause seismic activity in Michigan, USC will have to know where to be without much communication.If the defense isn’t up to the early test of character, the Buckeyes could find their opening. While still not an advanced passer, sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor is a big enough threat running the ball that he can make USC pay the same way Dennis Dixon did in 2007.The defense does not have to reinvent the wheel when carving out its niche. Mays and Carroll are obsessed with USC history and spoke of the school’s past great defenders at Pac-10 media day almost as much as they talked about current members of the team. If the team can maintain the steady level of elite play that has been a hallmark of USC defenses under Carroll, he won’t care what the public’s image of the group is.No matter what, though, the group will have four months to make their presence known around campus as well as on the field.“Tackling Dummy” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Michael at middlehu@usc.edu.last_img read more

Zak: Wisconsin-Iowa is back, and that’s great news

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa — They played for the right to hoist a golden bull, so it was never supposed to be glamorous. For the most part, Saturday’s game didn’t have much that was pretty. That’s just fine, though, because Iowa and Wisconsin were playing each other again, and it was a fantastic reinstatement to Wisconsin’s second rivalry.Although it was just a two-year hiatus from the battle for the Heartland Trophy, and even if that golden bull has rested in its Madison stable for years now, there’s luster lost to a rivalry not played annually.Replacing that gloss took just one thing: putting that golden bull on the line and reclaiming it with a victory on the road. That’s just what the Badgers did Saturday.It would have been different, less meaningful if Wisconsin blew over Iowa like it has other Big Ten schools such as Illinois and Purdue. That — in addition to the lack of games in 2011 and 2012 — is exactly how a rivalry can fade. Only the super-seniors on campus can remember the last time the Hawkeyes played in Camp Randall.But the 2013 version wasn’t a letdown, even if the score finished 28-9 in Wisconsin’s favor. It was a classic rendition of a ground-and-pound rivalry that was 100 percent ground-and-pound Saturday.It was so grainy that when a pair of Iowa field goals brought the Hawkeyes to a 6-0 second quarter lead, Twitter was fed up with the brashness. There was none of the flair seen in the SEC or out west. However, that’s exactly the game both teams love to play and which the rivalry is known for. What’s good for Iowa is good for Wisconsin.“This type of football is kind of like a linebacker’s dream,”  redshirt senior offensive linebacker Ethan Armstrong said. “Or it could be a linebacker’s nightmare as well, if you’re not playing well. It’s a very physical game, and I think a lot of linebackers in the Big Ten embrace that style of play.”Collisions were all over the field at Kinnick Stadium. The kind that entice 60,000 “oohs” on impact.That happens when running backs are the same size as linebackers, like Iowa runner Mark Weisman, slated at 6 feet, 236 pounds. His first half hit on Wisconsin redshirt senior safety Dezmen Southward (meaningless in the overall substance of the game on an eight-yard run) echoed those “oohs” throughout Iowa City.“There will be some sore young men tonight, and tomorrow morning when they wake up,” head coach Gary Andersen said following the game. He’s probably right.Southward wasn’t coming off the field, though. The golden bull was at stake and his team was losing. Badgers who had never competed for the Heartland Trophy were centered in on returning the steer to its familiar Madison arrangement. One quarter after getting his bell rung, it was Southward laying a similar hit along the sideline on a Hawkeye screen pass.A few big plays turned the struggle on edge. A pair of incredible Wisconsin interceptions from redshirt sophomore Darius Hillary and redshirt senior defensive end Pat Muldoon kept the Hawkeyes from creeping back into the game, allowing the Badgers to pull away in the fourth quarter. All things considered, the matchup was nothing short of a battle, a blessing considering the game could have been a dud.The two programs sit on completely different levels of the college football world. The Badgers teeter on the edge of conference championships each season, even following a coaching upheaval. The Hawkeyes, on the other hand, are constantly reminded of the contract that pays their coach nearly $4 million a year, far more than the results he has earned.Since Wisconsin claimed the Heartland Trophy in 2010, the Hawkeyes have won just eight conference games. Wisconsin won 19 in that span, now 20. But that didn’t matter Saturday, when the Hawkeyes, with just one win since September, shut the Badgers out for nearly the entire first half.The weather affected punts and the passing game, routine for a November afternoon in the Midwest. There was no spread offense and even the flashy redshirt sophomore running back Melvin Gordon was held to far less than his typical output. The defenses set the pace and the offenses filled in the cracks.It wasn’t sexy, but it was far from dysfunctional. It was Iowa and Wisconsin playing football again, for the first time in more than three years. It was hard-nosed football, perceived as peculiar in today’s version of college football. People at Wisconsin love that.“When these two teams play, for years to come, I’d imagine it’s going to be just like that,” Andersen said.After waiting years for the next installment, the gruesome battle for that golden bull is back and it’s not going anywhere. That’s a really good thing.Sean is a senior majoring in journalism and communication arts. Were you happy with the first Iowa-Wisconsin game since 2010? Excited that Wisconsin reclaimed the Heartland Trophy? Let him know at szak@badgerherald.com or with a tweet to @sean_zak.last_img read more

LeBron James gets crowd to chant ‘Taco Tuesday’ in Lakers vs Grizzlies

first_img 10 months ago LeBron James has epic stare down with Clippers guard Lou Williams Last Updated: 30th October, 2019 12:07 IST LeBron James Gets Crowd To Chant ‘Taco Tuesday’ In Lakers Vs Grizzlies As Los Angeles Lakers defeated Memphis Grizzlies 120-91 on Wednesday, Oct 30, LeBron James got the crowd to chant ‘Taco Tuesday’, a phrase he tried to trademark Devika Pawar LeBron James got the crowd to chant ‘Taco Tuesday’ on Wednesday, October 30 during the LA Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies game. Lakers beat the Grizzlies 120-91 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As the Lakers had established a big lead, James was able to take a seat, where he proceeded to start the chant. Anthony Davis was the top scorer for the night with 40 points and 20 rebounds, due to which James could relax back and watch the game. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 30th October, 2019 12:07 IST 10 months ago NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world LIVE TV 10 months ago LeBron James evacuates home in wake of the Los Angeles wildfires SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMENDcenter_img Recently, LeBron James also sent a Taco Truck to the first respondents and firefighters battling the Getty Fire that broke out in California. The guard had to evacuate his house in Brentwood, California as the wildfire was approaching. He continued to post updates on Twitter, and later sent the taco truck. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted about James sending the truck, thanking him for his generosity towards the Los Angeles firefighters and first responders. Lakers posted the same post and photos to their own social media accounts. 10 months ago LeBron James reaction to Morey’s tweet draws extreme reactions Written By FOLLOW US Also read | Kevin Durant names all-time starting 5, Harden and Irving make the cutAlso read | NBA: How Russell Westbrook, D’Angelo Russell fared in their debuts 10 months ago LeBron James: NBA vs China heats up, as James distances himself Also read | NBA: Kyrie Irving, Kristaps Porzingis and other debuts to take note ofNBA: LeBron James and his love for Taco Tuesday Since this off-season, James has made ‘Taco Tuesday’ a regular thing. The player regularly shares videos about the Tuesday night, enjoying Tacos with his family. He even tried to trademark the phrase, but could not do so.Also read | LeBron James evacuates home in wake of the Los Angeles wildfires COMMENTlast_img read more

Lagos Women Run 2019: Bet9ja Reinstates Commitment to Sports Devt…

first_imgThe Lagos Women Run, now in its 4th edition will kick off at 7am at the Tarawa Balewa Square, and move through Broad Street, CSS Bookshop, Central Bank of Nigeria, Tinubu Square, Apogbon, Eko Bridge, the coal thermal station and the National Theatre via the National Stadium with the finish line at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leading gaming company in Nigeria, Bet9ja has reiterated its commitment to sports development in Nigeria as part of its efforts to create socio-economic opportunities for Nigerians through its operations aimed at enhancing livelihoods.The gaming company made this reinstatement of its commitment through its support for the Lagos Women Run with the theme ‘Running for Wellness and Fitness,’ scheduled for Saturday November 9, 2019.The support for the 10km race expected to take within 2 hours to 2 hours 30 mins is a demonstration of the company’s drive to create enabling platforms for the female gender to excel in sporting activities, develop healthy lifestyle and as well boost their total wellbeing.last_img read more