The club – who recently won their fifth successive county title – travel to Limerick to face Granagh/Ballingarry in the provincial semi-final.Throw-in is at 2.30pm.
A back injury forced Tiger Woods to withdraw from the event. The 14-time Major champion’s just returned from 17 months away following back surgery. Graeme McDowell is four-under after six holes and five strokes behind leader George Coetzee. When play was halted, Darren Clarke was three-over for the torunament after eight holes. While Paul Dunne shot a 75 to slip to one-over this morning.
Kick off is at 7.45. The Foxes won the league last year but have struggled domestically this season and sit just one point above the relegation zone.According to reports Ranieri’s constant changing of tactics and personnel is causing frustration.In the Championship relegation battlers Wigan host promotion chasing Norwich tonight.
However, she says there’s a sense of the unknown about facing Galway.Throw in is at 7 o clock tomorrow evening and Tipp FM’s live coverage is brought to you by FOH Financial Limited, Dr. Croke Place, Clonmel Tomorrow night sees Tipperary face Galway in the second game of a double header of All Ireland Camogie Quarter finals in Semple Stadium.For Galway, they go into the clash as slight favourites, but must face a Premier side on home soil.Tipp player Cáit Devane thinks Galway will be a massive challenge, but that they won’t fear the side. read more
Photo © Tipp FM The Presentation Thurles take on Coachford of Cork in the Munster Senior A Colleges Camogie Championship Final this afternoon.Captained by Anna Gavin from Holycross, the Tipp side beat Colaiste Choilm (Ballincollig) in semi final.Throw in is in Ballyagran , Limerick , at 1pm .
Oshoala won the award in 2014, alongside being named Youth Player of the Year. Cameroonian Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit was named Women’s Player of the Year 2015.Super Eagles’ forwards, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi were among players nominated for honours at the Glo-CAF African Football Awards.In the category of Most Promising Talent, Iheanacho was listed with fellow Nigerian Oghenekaro Etebo, Guinean Naby Keita, Elia Meshack of DR Congo and Ramadan Soby of Egypt.Iheanacho scored in four consecutive matches for the Super Eagles against Mali, Luxembourg, Tanzania and Zambia, and has been impressive for his English Premiershi team, Manchester City, for whom he scored in the UEFA Champions League last week. Etebo was the hero of Nigeria’s bronze medal feat at the Olympics in Brazil, scoring four goals in the 5-4 thumping of Japan.The Youth Player of the Year list was headed by Arsenal of England star Alex Iwobi, who scored Nigeria’s first goal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup race, away to Zambia in Ndola in October. He contests with Ghanaians Eric Ayiah and Sandra Owusu-Ansah, Ivorian Franck Kessie and Mali U20 ace Sidiki Maiga.Florence Omagbemi, the only person to have won the Women Africa Cup of Nations as captain and coach, contests for Coach of the Year with DR Congo’s Florent Ibenge, Uganda Coach Milutin Sredojevic, Nacer Sandjak of CAF Confederation Cup winners MO Bejaia and Pitso Mosimane of CAF Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns.Nigeria’s Super Falcons will battle for Women’s Team of the Year with Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, while Nigeria’s U-23 team, bronze winners at the Olympics, will tug with DR Congo (CHAN winners), Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Uganda (the last two for qualifying for 2017 AFCON). Guinea Bissau is making her debut while Uganda is back among the elites of African football after 38 years.Sundowns, Bejaia, TP Mazembe, Zamalek and Zesco United compete for Club of the Year, while Gambian Papa Gassama, Egyptian Ghead Grisha and Senegalese Malang Diedhiou are in the race for Referee of the Year. Incidentally, Gassama handled the Nigeria/Algeria 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Uyo while Grisha was in charge of the first qualifying match away to Zambia in Ndola.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro Ikhazuagbe2016 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) winner with Super Falcons, Asisat Oshoala, is among five Nigerians nominated in other categories for honours at the Glo-CAF African Football Awards taking place in Abuja on January 5, 2017.In the list released yesterday by Confederation of African Football (CAF), Oshoala was listed alongside South African Janine Van Wyk, Ghanaian Elizabeth Addo and Cameroonians Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and Raissa Feudjio Tchuanyo for the Women’s Player of the Year. read more
NFPLPlateau United and MFM FC continue to set the pace early in the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as both teams posted good results yesterday night.Table-topping Plateau United played out a scoreless draw at Nasarawa United in a Middle Belt derby at the Lafia City Stadium though the host team will be pained by the fact that they failed to take their scoring chances.Hassan Adamu, Thomas Zenke, Buhari Jafar and Douglas Achiv were all guilty of missing good opportunities to breach Plateau United’s backline.MFM FC, on the other hand, defeated Sunshine Stars 1-0 at the Akure Stadium through Stephen Odey’s second-half strike.The win at Sunshine Stars means MFM, who now have 13 points, have closed the gap on Plateau United at the top to one point.It was, however, a matchday that produced a slow start in all 10 games as just two goals were scored in the 45 minutes, both in the game between 3SC and Rivers United.Ibadan club 3SC brought the unbeaten run of Rivers United to an end with a 2-1 win. Sunday Faleye scored one and provided the other for Jide Apena while Lukman Mohammed’s goal for Rivers United sandwiched those of the Oluyole Warriors.Kano Pillars had to wait till stoppage time before they could break a resilient ABS FC. Adamu Mohammed came off the bench to score the winner from Rabiu Ali’s assist in the third minute of added time of the second half. ABS have never beaten Pillars in a league game.Second-half goals from Kingsley Eduwo and Solomon Kwambe were enough to see Lobi Stars claim a third win of the season. They defeated Wikki Tourists 2-0.Katsina United, despite the resignation of their head coach Bala Nikyu last week, braved all odds to play to a 1-1 draw at Niger Tornadoes. Sani Nasiru’s goal for Katsina United from the spot was cancelled by Ifeanyi Okoye’s goal, also from a penalty.The Changi Boys finished the last 25 minutes of the match at Tornadoes with ten men after Chinedu Udechukwu was sent off for a second yellow card.Akwa United left it late at the Nest of Champions to defeat Remo Stars one-nil to claim their first win of the season. Musa Newman made no mistake by putting the ball in the net in the 84th minute after good work from Moses Ebiye.Seven-time champions Enyimba were 15 minutes away from becoming the first team in the league to avoid defeat in Maiduguri since El-Kanemi Warriors returned to the northeast town in April. But Hussaini Bata’s goal helped El-Kanemi to a 1-0 win.Sunday Adetunji, making his debut for Abia Warriors against Gombe United, scored the winner with six minutes to time as the Umuahia club returned to winning ways after three matches without a win.Abia Warriors, with the win, have moved into third place with 10 points, four behind leaders Plateau United.Federation Cup holders FC Ifeanyiubah needed a spot kick to win in the southeast derby against champions Enugu Rangers. Prince Aggreh scored the penalty on 75 minutes after Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu had saved a first-half stoppage-time spot kick from Pascal Seka.Rangers ended the game with 10 men when Senegal defender Ousmane Pape Sane got his marching orders for a second bookable offence in the 86th minute.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
“This victory is a victory for Lagos Country Club, a victory for quality service and a victory for taking the club to the next level.The work has just begun and I have no doubt in my mind of the enormity of the work that has to be done,” said Mr Akande who will serve a one-year but twice renewable term.“The level of support I have gotten is a challenge and I want to assure that I will live up to the challenge and I’ll serve to the best of my ability,” he concluded.Lagos Country Club has over the years grown to be regarded as one of the top social, recreational and sporting clubs in Nigeria with over 12,000 members, with membership cutting across nationalities, tribes and multi-cultures.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Newly elected President of the Lagos Country Club, Tajudeen Adegboyega Akande, has pledged to take the club to the next level following his victory in their election held last Friday.Formerly a three-term chairman of Table Tennis section in the Lagos Country Club, Mr Akande saw off the challenge of former Vice president of the Club, Telesfore Trombi, to emerge victorious in a landslide, besting his opponent by 417 to 172 votes.Speaking to club members in his acceptance speech, a visibly excited Akande, who said he was accepting their mandate with humility and a deep sense of responsibility, thanked members of the premier family club in Nigeria for the trust and confidence deposed in him, while vowing to give nothing short of his best in his bid to move the club to higher heights. read more
AFA Sports management has hailed the achievement of Civil Defenders Basketball Club in their Africa League campaign, describing the players as a rare breed.AFA who spoke through its Chief Executive Officer, Ugo Udezue said the team exhibited a lot of determination and professionalism in their preparation and run at the topmost African club competition.He said the Defenders were able to pick an Elite 8 ticket in their very first outing on the continent because they dared to and followed up with a lot of sweat. “We’re celebrating them because they have proven that they have the heart and the required approach to reach their goals.“This is a team that put themselves together quite professionally with such a little time left from qualifying from the Nigerian league. They didn’t just want to participate and make up the numbers and they actually worked hard to get far above the average target some people may have set for them given their peculiar situation.”The Abuja-based Defenders qualified from the preliminary stage which ended in Cotonou, Republic of Benin on Sunday.They are scheduled to face AS Sale in Abuja on March 30th when the jump ball is taken for the Elite 8.The other teams in the African Top 8 bracket include; ES Rades/JS Kairouan; Primeiro de Agosta/Petro de Luanda and Smouha/Al Ahly.AFA is the kit sponsor of the Defenders team. The Defenders are part of a long list of the Nigeria’s foremost kit firm with the country’s national basketball team D’Tigress top on the list.For the deal with Defenders, Ugo said: “They approached us with quite an interesting proposal and we hooked up with them. Those managing the team have astute business acumen and that’s the way to go for Nigerian clubs.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 06:36 IST Safety First: Smith, Harris Are Secondary Luxury For Vikings No team in the NFC has allocated more salary cap space to the safety position than the Minnesota Vikings, who will rely even more heavily this season on their excellent yet expensive tandem of stalwart Harrison Smith and upstart Anthony Harris Written By No team in the NFC has allocated more salary cap space to the safety position than the Minnesota Vikings, who will rely even more heavily this season on their excellent yet expensive tandem of stalwart Harrison Smith and upstart Anthony Harris.Their experience in a secondary that suddenly has a startling lack of it ought to be worth the investment for the Vikings and their remodeled defense.The five-time Pro Bowl pick Smith, now the second-longest-tenured player on the team behind tight end Kyle Rudolph, was delighted by the return of Harris, who was given the franchise tag by the Vikings that prevented him from entering unrestricted free agency.“It’s kind of more than just keeping one guy around. It’s a guy that can multiply, make guys around him better,” said Smith, who’s entering his ninth year. “Especially, it’s no secret that we have a young room, so it’s good to have a couple guys, as many guys as we can, that have a bunch of reps, some time together and some big moments.”Trade speculation surrounded Harris this spring, considering the $11,441,000 salary the Vikings took on by tagging him made him their fifth-highest cap hit , according to figures compiled by the sports contract website Spotrac. Smith, whose deal expires after the 2021 season, is sixth at $10.75 million.With more than 12% of their salary cap space carved out for safeties, only Denver with Kareem Jackson and Justin Simmons has committed to more. Kansas City, Baltimore and Tennessee are the only other NFL teams with more than 10% of their cap dollars doled out to safeties this year.Harris, who led the league with six interceptions in 2019 in his first full season as starter to become Minnesota’s latest undrafted success story, could still wind up with a long-term contract.“For anybody, in a dream world you want things to go completely your way. No hiccups or anything like that,” Harris said. “But honestly I wasn’t really worrying about it. I’ve always just been saying, ‘My destiny, it’ll come to me,’ and not really trying to worry about anything else.”The Vikings not only have five players to replace from their most common defensive lineup last season, but eight of the top 18 defensive players in terms of snap counts have departed.On the flip side, the five players who were on the field the most — Smith, Harris, linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr, and defensive end Danielle Hunter — have all returned as the backbone of the group with a combined 12 selections to the Pro Bowl.“Those guys are great communicators. They are extremely smart, and if you do have some younger guys on the outside they can get them lined up right. Along with Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks in front of them, they’ve got guys around them that really know the defense,” co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Adam Zimmer said.The Vikings have 15 defensive backs on their training camp roster, including seven rookies and three others with less than a full season of NFL experience. Smith and Harris are the only ones who were in the league prior to 2018.With the departure of Andrew Sendejo and Jayron Kearse, all three backup safeties — Josh Metellus, Brian Cole II and Myles Dorn — are rookies. At cornerback, now that Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander are on new teams, Mike Hughes and Holton Hill are the senior members of the group beginning their third seasons. Rookies Jeff Gladney, Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand, along with second-year man Kris Boyd, will also be getting their indoctrination into head coach Mike Zimmer’s tough-love tutelage of cornerbacks.“There’s a lot of new faces, a really young group, but I think it’s kind of cool to be a part of that as well because you’re going to see guys get things and catch on and grow,” Smith said, adding: “I can’t just show up and be like, ‘Boom, I’m here. Everything’s cool. I’m just going to roll it out and I’ll be good.’ I still have to start from square one myself and get the fundamentals, study. It doesn’t stop. You have your experience, but everybody is trying to beat me every day, so I constantly have to be proving myself, and it’s the same thing with new guys. They just don’t have any experience behind it. They’ll gain it, and some of ours will rub off on them. I’m excited about what we can do.”Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US First Published: 14th August, 2020 06:36 IST COMMENT LIVE TV read more