September 2020

first_imgNine players from the Premier County feature in the hurling squad – James Barry, Michael Breen, Seamus Callanan, Darren Gleeson, Brendan Maher (who’ll captain the team), Padraic Maher, Dan McCormack, Noel McGrath and John O’Dwyer.Former Tipp star Tommy Dunne is also part of the management set-up led by Anthony Daly.The semi-finals – including Munster’s clash with Ulster – will be played in Nenagh on Saturday with the final due to take place this day week at Semple Stadium. Tipp’s impressive displays in this year’s football championship have also been recognised by the provincial selectors, of whom Declan Browne is one.Alan Campbell, Evan Comerford, Brian Fox, Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney are all in the Munster panel for the game on Saturday with Ulster at Parnell Park in Dublin and, they’ll hope, the following day’s final.last_img read more

first_imgWith all rest days out of the way, the peloton return to action for today’s sixteenth stage of the Tour de France. Dan Martin starts the day 1-minute 21-seconds down on yellow jersey-wearer Chris Froome. After a hilly start, the peloton make the descent to Romans-sur-Isère (PR: Roe-man Soor Iz-air). Photo © Pixabay Martin says there is no grand plan from him for the final week.last_img

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Cork City manager John Caufield says they were knocked out of Europe by a better side.The Leesiders lost 1-0 to Larnaca in Cyprus last night and 2-0 on aggregate over two legs in their Europa league second round qualifier.Caufield says they were out – classed.last_img

first_imgPhoto © UEFA Everton have one foot in the group stages of the Europa League.First half goals from Michael Keane and Idrissa Gueye saw them defeat Hajduk Split 2-nil at Goodison Park.The game was suspended for a spell in the first half due to crowd trouble among the travelling support.last_img

first_imgNigerians are assured of a robust coverage of the FIFA World Cup with sports journalists; Shina Okeleji, Tega Onajaife, Jide Alabi and Niran Adesanya among others, also scheduled to bring local perspectives to match analyses.Football loving Nigerians who want to be a part of the live studio audience are advised to arrive one hour ahead of match kick-off at the Ultima Studio located at Freedom Way in Lekki, Lagos. They can also look forward to receiving amazing football memorabilia courtesy Coca-Cola, official partner of the FIFA World Cup.The studio will run for the duration of the tournament, covering 32 matches of the FIFA World Cup including all Super Eagles and other African teams’ matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram To provide the best possible coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kwesé has set-up a studio facility in Lagos, catering to audiences of Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) UHF 32 and sub-licensed stations of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) network, including the NTA and AIT networks.The Kwesé Free Sports (KFS) studio in Lagos brings audiences 15-minutes build-up to matches anchored by sports enthusiasts and on-air-personalities, Jimmie Akinsola aka “Jimme The Entertainer”, Murphy Ijemba aka Radio Paparazzi, Sean Amadi and Tracy Swoo, with half-time analyses and post-match wrap-up to be provided by respected Nigerian ex-footballers, namely; Mutiu Adepoju, Finidi George and Folorunsho Okenla.The Nigeria studio also crosses over to Kwesé’s South Africa studio for added world-class analyses from Premier League TV pundits, Leroy Rosenior and Don Hutchison, and Nigeria’s Augustine Eguavoen, who are joined by and Daniel Amokachi who is live in Russia.last_img read more

first_img*First Bank defeat Dolphin in crunch Ibadan Centre clashNigeria Customs have stopped the impressive victory runs of Plateau Rocks in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women Basketball League.In an encounter decided at the Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment in Abuja late on Tuesday, it was the Customs ladies that triumph with a victory margin of 63-44 to increase their winning streak to four games. Customs had earlier defeated Nasarawa Amazons 64-28, beat Air Warriors Babes 63-55 and also defeated Kanem Queens of Borno 57-20 in their first three games.On the other hand, Plateau Rocks had enjoyed a good start as they whipped Black Gold 57- 44, defeated Benue Princess 44 -33 and also walloped FCT Wings 49-22 in their first three games.In other games at the Abuja Centre, Air Warriors Babes defeated Black Gold Queens 67-46, FCT Wings were 53-36 better than Kanem Queens while Benue Princess defeated Nasarawa Amazons 49-39.Final round of matches in both Abuja and Zaria centres which are venues for the Savannah Conference will take place today.Meanwhile, the Atlantic Conference witnessed a match that could best be described as a final match on Tuesday involving two top teams-First Bank and Dolphins, both of Lagos.It was an explosive encounter that kept spectators on the edges of their seats as First Bank were superior by recording a 13-point victory margin in the match which ended 58-45.The other game in the centre that closed on Tuesday, saw Ogun Babes defeat Oluyole Babes 59-56 in a very close encounter. It was the only win recorded by the Ogun Babes while Oluyole Babes failed to win any match in the first round stage.A total of 27 teams are competing in this year’s Zenith Bank Women Basketball League which is witnessing a new format.144 matches are expected to have been decided in the four centres at the end of proceedings today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 10:40 IST Postponing Season Puts NFL Prospects In A Holding Pattern The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponing their fall football seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic leaves some NFL prospects facing a dilemma: Leave now or leave later FOLLOW US COMMENT Written By Associated Press Television News center_img First Published: 14th August, 2020 10:40 IST The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponing their fall football seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic leaves some NFL prospects facing a dilemma: Leave now or leave later.Take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one of the favorites to win in 2020. He will be eligible for the NFL draft and almost certainly will be a top 10 pick whether or not he plays another down of college football.But he’s already worked hard preparing for this season, and the Buckeyes were expected to be one of the top two or three teams in the nation. There might still be a Big Ten football season to play in the winter — Fields’ coach, Ryan Day, is pushing hard for one — but the logistics could take weeks or months to figure out.That forces a holding pattern for Fields and other top-tier NFL prospects like Buckeyes cornerback Shaun Wade and offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, and Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, the reigning Outland Trophy winner.Other players, like Purdue receiver Rondale Moore, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley , didn’t want to wait around. They announced they were opting out before the Big Ten decided to abandon the fall season.“From a business point of view, there is little reason for (Fields) to continue playing in the spring,” said Andrew Brandt, a former Green Bay Packers executive and NFL agent who now directs Villanova’s Moorad Center of Sports Law. “That, of course, doesn’t take into his account his interest of being part of a college program, playing for his school and all those emotional things.”Day is counting on those things to pull on Fields, who transferred from Georgia before last season, and some of his draft-eligible teammates as the coach tries to persuade and them to stay around to see what happens next. But he stressed that the university and Big Ten can’t waste any time figuring out the next step.“I think Justin wants to see what the schedule is,” Day said. “And I think it’s our job, and we owe it to these guys to make sure that we do put the schedule out and put the plan in quickly here so guys like Justin can plan for his next year, next few months.”Fields hasn’t said anything publicly about his plans since the Big Ten’s decision was announced Tuesday but was a leading voice in last week’s lobbying effort by players to save the season.“Regardless of what happens, the NFL draft is going to be next spring. So we have everything in place here in Columbus to help these guys,” Day said. “In a normal cycle, they wouldn’t be leaving anywhere until January anyhow. So to go somewhere right now to me doesn’t make a lot of sense when we have everything you need right here.”UCLA coach Chip Kelly said it is hard to know how to advise players at this stage because there are so many unknowns, including the transfer situation and the logistics of possibly playing two football seasons in the 2021 calendar year.“There’s a lot that’s new right now,” Kelly said. “Everyone is continuing to gather information right now along with our friends in the Big Ten. Really what does the NFL or other three Power Five conferences do?“(It’s) just similar to our players leaving early like the past years,” he said. “We give all our players all the information and then them and their families make an educated decision. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, and we’ll make sure they have all the information.”Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

first_img FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 08:09 IST Jonathan Schoop, Spencer Turnbull Lead Tigers Past Cubs 7-1 The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games WATCH US LIVE First Published: 26th August, 2020 08:09 IST LIVE TVcenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night.The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games.Spencer Turnbull (3-2) picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out five.Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood (2-2) struggled in his return from the injured list, allowing eight baserunners while getting just four outs.Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers the lead with a first-inning RBI single. Jeimer Candelario doubled and Niko Goodrum walked to load the bases with one out and JaCoby Jones made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly.Chatwood walked the bases loaded again with one out in the second, ending his game. Underwood came out of the bullpen to strike out Candelario and Goodrum.Turnbull walked the leadoff hitter in the sixth but retired the next two before he was replaced by Bryan Garcia.The Tigers put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cameron Maybin made it 3-0 with an RBI double off Jose Quintana and Schoop hit his fourth career grand slam off Casey Sadler.Willson Contreras led off the ninth with a homer off Buck Farmer.TRAINER’S ROOMCubs: Chicago activated Chatwood (back strain) and Quintana (thumb) from the 10-day injured list and optioned (RHP Jason Adam and OF Ian Miller to the team’s alternate training site.Tigers: Jones left the game with tightness in his right calf. No announcement was made about his status going forward.UP NEXTThe teams conclude their three-game series on Wednesday evening, with Chicago’s Jon Lester (2-1, 5.06) against Michael Fulmer (0-0, 9.53).Image credits: AP last_img read more