Premier League big guns head to USA

first_img The finish date would clearly be untenable for United and Chelsea considering next season’s Premier League kicks off three days later on August 8 – but United boss Louis Van Gaal is believed to have sought assurances on the scheduling. Van Gaal was heavily critical of United’s three-week, five-match schedule last year, decrying the “dreadful distances” and adding: “it is not very positive for a good preparation.” The Dutchman has reportedly insisted this summer’s tour be cut to two weeks and that United’s stay in America does not extend into August, due to the early start to the domestic season. Chelsea too will have looked carefully at the itinerary – they are also expected to confirm a week-long post-season trip to Japan. However both Van Gaal and his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho have acknowledged that the commercial pressures of their respective clubs demand pre-season tours in order to expand their fan-base. Last summer United played Real Madrid in front of a record crowd of more than 109,000 – plus Inter Milan and Roma before beating Liverpool in the final. Real Madrid will not be involved this time – the Champions League holders will be taking part in a sister tournament in Australia along with Manchester City. The Barclays Premier League giants will be joined by Barcelona, Paris St Germain, Porto, Fiorentina, Mexico’s Club America and three Major League Soccer sides in the line-up. The exact format is yet to be announced, although the tournament will take place between July 11 and August 5. Manchester United and Chelsea will return to the United States this summer as part of the 10-team International Champions Cup. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

12 Nations in Nigeria for Africa Nations Beach V’ball Cup

first_imgTwelve countries are already in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 Africa Nations Beach Volleyball male and female Cup Seniors which bag an yesterday.According to the Secretary General, Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Alhaji Adamu Maikano said Algeria, Morocco, Uganda, Rwanda, Gambia, and Benin Republic already the country on Sunday.Others participating nations are host, Nigeria, Sudan, Mauritius, Niger, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Mozambique. Maikano told newsmen that South Africa, Sierra Leone and Lesotho are expected in Nigeria on Monday.The NVBF scribe said the country has all the facilities required to host the beach volleyball cup.He said, “Nigeria is a force to reckon with in beach volleyball and have produced medals for the country. We believe that the championship will not only bring out the beauty of the game in Nigeria but the infrastructures in the country’s capital”.“We are fully ready to host the rest of Africa in Abuja”, he saidThe Africa Nations Beach Volleyball Cup Seniors is scheduled to hold from April 21st to 28th, 2019 at Jabi Lake Park, Abuja, Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

21Bet pays out on Wolves winning the league title

first_img EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share No mass gatherings casts doubts over Irish sporting events returning before September April 22, 2020 Share QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Submit Official betting partner of Wolverhampton Wanderers 21Bet are rewarding fans and ante-post punters by paying out all bets on Wolves winning the EFL Championship.At start of the Season Nuno Santos’ team were 12/1 to win the League and that price only shortened as Wolves got off to a flyer and built up a commanding lead at the top of the League.  Punters latched onto this and plenty of bets came in for them.Wolves have been scintillating this season, with the likes of Rúben Neves, Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini causing Championship defences loads of problems, Santos’ side now stand 12 points clear and heading for the Premier League, after a hard fought victory over Ipswich at the weekend. The chasing pack have tried, but none has been able to get close to the runaway leaders, making it difficult to envisage anyone halting Wolves on their quest to clinch the title.Richard Hogg, CEO of 21Bet, explained the idea: “As partners of Wolves, it’s only right we be the first bookie to payout on them winning the EFL Championship and reward fans who backed their team at the start of the season. It will cost us into the Thousands, but we don’t mind.”21Bet signed a three-year deal with Wolves in August 2016, after the club was taken over by Chinese conglomerate group Fosun International. Wolves joined 21Bet’s sponsorship alongside Gloucester Rugby Club and  League of Ireland Premier Division side, Waterford FC.last_img read more

Tagoe agrees to re-match, but on conditions

first_imgEmmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe, World Boxing Association (WBA) International Lightweight Champion, has agreed to offer George “Red Tiger Ashie, a rematch if only he will fight in the Super Featherweight division.Tagoe, who defeated Ashie with a majority decision in a hotly contested bout to win the WBA International Lightweight title in the early hours of Sunday, said he is ready to fight Ashie, but not prepared to go up in weight again.Tagoe, who now boast of 21 fights, with eight knockouts and a loss, told the GNA Sports in an interview that, he was compelled to fight in the Lightweight division because of Ashie.He noted “If he wants a rematch, then he should be prepared to fight me in the Super Featherweight division”.“I went to his level to defeat him and so if he wants a rematch, he should be prepared to fight in the Super Featherweight division. If he is not ready to fight in my division, then he should forget about a rematch.” Tagoe stated.Tagoe recalled, he once invited Ashie to fight in the Featherweight division, but the light skin boxer declined, adding that he extended a similar invitation to him when he moved up to the Super Featherweight but was turned down by Ashie. “After beating him last Sunday in his own weight, I was convinced that I am the best on the local scene and there is no need to fight him again.“My major focus now is to vie for the world title and I’m looking forward to that opportunity to make my case known on the international scene.“I am ready to face the best in the world, because I believe that I can be a world champion in the shortest possible time.” Tagoe stated.Tagoe’s condition, could shatter the dreams of Ashie in seeking a rematch, as the later might not be interested in coming down in weight.Ashie, it will be recalled complained of cheating after the match, claiming he was the clear winner but was denied the fight by the judges and promoters of the event. Last Sunday’s bout was touted as one of the best on the local scene after the famous Smith Odoom/Raymond Narh, ten years ago, which attracted a similar huge attendance.The two boxers were touted as the best on the local scene following their impressive fight records as well as their style.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: China, Spain advance after 0-0 tie

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Women’s World Cup 2019: Carli Lloyd claps back at critics That’s one way to stifle @Jennihermoso – surround her with three opposition players! 🇪🇸#CHNESP | #FIFAWWC— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 17, 2019Spain carved out the best chance of a subdued opening 30 minutes when Lucia Garcia went within a whisker of turning in Mariona Caldentey’s ball across the face of goal.Peng Shimeng was almost caught out on that occasion, but the China goalkeeper made amends with a sharp low save from Jennifer Hermoso’s downward header before the break.The pitch eventually opened up for Nahikari Garcia seven minutes after the interval, only for the forward to screw her shot wide of the far post.Peng then needed to be at full stretch to turn away a Patri Guijarro attempt as Spain continued to probe for the breakthrough.The Steel Roses’ impressive shot-stopper made two more smart saves in the latter stages of the match, first from Guijarro and then Hermoso, to make certain of a crucial clean sheet. Women’s World Cup 2019: Germany shuts out South Africa, 4-0, to clinch top spot China and Spain advanced to the Women’s World Cup knockout rounds after settling for a drama-free 0-0 draw Monday in Le Havre.With a stalemate enough to secure their places in the last 16, the two sides risked little and combined for few chances in a largely lackluster encounter.center_img Spain appeared likeliest to turn a wealth of possession into a winner but will be satisfied with a point that sews up second spot behind Germany in Group B.China, meanwhile, has done enough to earn one of four third-place qualifying berths, a narrow win over South Africa last week in Paris proving crucial. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden to change tactics for USA match Jorge Vilda, however, will remain the more confident of the two coaches of making an impression on the remainder of the tournament, his team now unbeaten in five of its past six matches.Key Opta Facts:- China has progressed to the knockout stages in each of its seven appearances at the Women’s World Cup (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, 2019).- Spain has failed to score in consecutive internationals for the first time since July 2017. – China became just the second side in Women’s World Cup history to be involved in more than one goalless game (two, level with the USA), also drawing the 1999 final with the USA.- Spain mustered 24 shots in this game, the most a team has attempted without managing to score in a Women’s World Cup game since 2015, when Germany fired 32 without a goal against England in the third-place playoff.- At an average age of 24 years and 335 days, Spain named their youngest-ever starting 11 at a Women’s World Cup match.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Jan. 2, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, January 02, 2013:•1:35 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 block E. Waldo, Wellington.•2:34 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•7:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 500 block E. 16th.last_img


first_imgALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED S Y SKY ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT OF 126 LBS. &  HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2019)–Never worse than third in 15 starts, Nick Alexander’s brilliant homebred S Y Sky heads a field of six California-bred or sired fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, to be contested at 5 ½ furlongs over the Santa Anita turf.With a solid recent stakes win over the course to her credit, Reddam Racing’s Don’t Sell poses a serious threat, as does Alexander’s other Cal Distaff entrant, Just Grazed Me, who’s been idle since winning a five furlong turf allowance at Del Mar on Aug. 14.S Y SKYOwner:  Nick AlexanderTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoA solid three quarter length winner of the Grade III Monrovia Stakes three starts back on May 26, this 5-year-old Grazen mare, out of Sky Marni, by Sky Mesa, has been second as the 6-5 favorite in her last two starts, both turf sprints.  Idle since second, beaten three quarters of a length going five furlongs on Aug. 25 at Del Mar, S Y Sky has been assigned high weight 126 pounds and will be trying 5 ½ furlongs on turf for the first time on Saturday. Although based at San Luis Rey Downs, her most recent workout was here at Santa Anita–a five furlong drill in 1:02.60 on Sunday.DON’T SELLOwner:  Reddam Racing LLCTrainer:  Doug O’NeillA 1 ¼ length winner of the 5 ½ furlong turf Unzip Me Stakes Sept. 28, this 3-year-old filly by Square Eddie, out of the In Excess mare Too Much Excess, has enjoyed a tremendous year for O’Neill, winning four out of her eight starts and running second twice while amassing 2019 earnings of $232,160. Although ridden to victory last time out by Evin Roman, she’ll be reunited with Paul Reddam’s go-to jock, Mario Gutierrez. With a career-best 88 Beyer Speed figure to her credit on Sept. 28, she’s unquestionably in top form and rates a big look on Saturday.JUST GRAZED MEOwner:  Nick AlexanderTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoA winner of two out of her last three starts, this 4-year-old daughter of Grazen, out of Fairway Road, by Cuvee, is also at the top of her game as she bids for her second career state-bred stakes win. Idle since victorious in a five furlong turf allowance Aug. 14, she has seven works on her post race tab, the last five on Santa Anita’s inner training track.  Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, she’ll be making her third consecutive start on turf in the Cal Distaff.THE CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT S Y Sky–Drayden Van Dyke–126Silk From Heaven–Eswan Flores–114Gypsy Blu–Abel Cedillo–121Queen Be to You–Ruben Fuentes–121Don’t Sell–Mario Gutierrez–122Just Grazed Me–Geovanni Franco–122First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Great Faith is a firm banker

first_img RAGING FURY Tomorrow’s Supreme Ventures-sponsored 12-race programme at Caymanas Park featuring the $3.6 million Pick-3 Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres for native bred two-year-olds, offers a Pick-9 carryover of $2.4 million. This will be conducted from race four to 12, while both Super 6s start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The first Super-6 will be conducted from race one to six, the late Super-6 from seven to 12. We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a high claiming event over a mile to be contested by nine starters including top contenders ORIGINAL TRAIN, RAGING PROSPECT and the up in class hat-trick seeker LEGENDARY PLEASURE, who is extremely fit and is sure to get a good ride from champion apprentice Linton Steadman. ORIGINAL TRAIN and RAGING PROSPECT are the most accomplished in the field but the two ran poorly behind JAMAI RAJA in an overnight allowance race over 1700 metres last Saturday and have been dropped in class as a result. RAGING PROSPECT, who was quietly fancied at 12-1, stumbled badly at the start and did not recover but in his race prior to that on September 17, he beat all barring SUPERLUMINAL over 2000 metres in overnight company. The 7-y-o son of He’stherealthing – Raging Fury looks tempting at the weights with only 52.0kg and 2.0kg claiming apprentice Javaneil Patterson riding for trainer Ryan Darby, and is preferred to LEGENDARY PLEASURE and ORIGINAL TRAIN. Next on the programme is the Pick 3 Easy To Play Trophy over 1500 metres for four-year-olds and up (non winners of two). Among the eight starters are the recent fast- time winner PARTY CUP, who by virtue of his 16-length victory over 1400 metres on November 5 in a time of 1:28.1, should also have the beating of non-winners of two, with Patterson securing the ride, VESPERS (regaining form), second to BRIDLED PRINCESS on November 12, looks the principal danger. GREAT FAITH, who went down fighting against MARKET FORCE on her recent debut over 1100 metres, is confidently expected to win the third race for two-year-olds, this over 1200 metres for the Pick 3 “Straight” Trophy. The Gary Subratie-trained GREAT FAITH has most to fear from the Anthony Nunes-trained MIRABILIS, who finished five lengths fifth to the winner in the same race. TWO STEPS UP, who recently got through in the Stewards’ Room, ran well when beaten a head by FIFTYONESTORM in his subsequent race over 1100 metres on November 16 and should rebound in the fourth race over 1200 metres (claiming $350,00 – $310,000) with Shamaree Muir aboard. EL CLIENTE and ROYAL GIRL are twin dangers in a field of 10. Briefly, the last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the sparingly-raced YOGA (Wesley Henry up) who has been moving impressively at exercise and in the sixth, it should be PURE AMAZEMENT under top apprentice Bebeto Harvey. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES TWIN DANGERS (1) RAGING PROSPECT (2) PARTY CUP/ VESPERS (3) GREAT FAITH (4) TWO STEPS UP/ EL CLIENTE (5) YOGA (6) PURE AMAZEMENTlast_img read more

PFF issues check to cover unliquidated accounts

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The PFF thus joins the NSAs of athletics, shooting, sailing and cycling as federations that have cleared their delinquent accounts. The PFF’s unliquidated assistance, however, was something the current administration inherited.“That amount is from past administrations of PFF from 1996 to 2010,” said PFF secretary general Edwin Gastanes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLast year, the PSC announced that “NSAs with outstanding obligations and/or unliquidated accounts shall receive no funding, effective Nov. 1, 2017.” PetroGazz out to stretch run vs Ateneo View comments 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 The Philippine Football Federation issued a check worth P4,882,602.71 on Sept. 14 to cover all its unliquidated accounts with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) dating back to 1996.The development comes on the heels of the PSC tightening the noose on national sports associations (NSAs) with pending unliquidated financial assistance after accounting of such has pegged the amount to as much as P100 million.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Flood Water Causes Headache, Misery for Monrovia Communities

first_imgAs usual, the weekend flood water in some parts of Monrovia and its environs again caused serious headache, agony and misery for many of Monrovia’s communities and residents.During the weekend there were heavy downpours of rain that adversely affected several community residents and business entities. Consequently, some concerned environmentalists and health workers have sounded an urgent appeal to the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and  the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) for their swift interventions to protect citizens and residents affected by flooding.Among the affected communities were the former Omega Navigation Station on the Paynesville-Kakata highway, the Doe Community at Bushrod Island, Soul Clinic, LEC substation, Joe Bar in Paynesville and GSA Junction.It was also observed that affected residents of the communities were seen stranded in flooded water which carried lots of debris, detrimental to health and the environment.Regrettably, environmentalists say that several of the structures in the affected communities were built in what they called ‘in flood plains.’The environmentalists and geologists explained that residents and business entities built in such areas are always potential targets of extensive flooding.Recently in rural Liberia, specifically between Saclapea and Tappita Districts, a large river over-flooded the highway, disconnecting human and vehicular traffic for almost 18 to 24 hours.Accordingly, about 18 commercial, aid-agency and other public service transport vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road connection to Southeastern Liberia.Some aid-agency officials at the stranded spot on the Saclapea and Tappita highway, expressed serious concern over the impediments been posed by the over flooding of the river.An aid-agency official, Washington B. Nyanti, underscored the need for the rehabilitation of the 25-year-old bridge and fixing of dangerous potholes on the highway.Several businesspeople also stranded at the flood water expressed grave concern over the deplorable conditions of bridge in particular, and the general condition of the road corridor in that part of Nimba County.Businessman Tommy K. Tugbeh pointed out that with the huge procurement of yellow machines by the then leadership of Nimba County, bad road connections should be a thing of the past in that commercial and agriculture- driven belt.“The county authorities and contractors need to put all the yellow machines to work in order for us to do our businesses and services to our sisters and brothers in hard to reach areas in Nimba and other counties,” Mr. Tugbeh pleaded.He also stressed the need for the current leadership of Nimba County to see the genuine reason and begin rehabilitating the deplorable roads in all parts of county in the interest of humanity and the poverty-stricken rural Liberians.“I’m of the strong conviction that the current leadership of Nimba County would open their ears and listen to the complaints and appeals of  businesspeople and aid-agencies operating in North and Southeastern Liberia,” businessman Tugbeh stressed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more