The new manager of the Tipperary Intermediate ladies football team has ‘lots of exciting ideas’ about where he wants to take the side.Shane Ronayne is hoping to build on the achievements of previous boss Gerry McGill.This year the Premier County won the Munster championship and reached the All-Ireland semi-final. Shane says the management team will brief the players on their plans soon.
Throw in in Mallow is at 1 o’clock. In the Munster Intermediate Hurling Quarter final, St Mary’s from Clonmel face Cork’s Kanturk.Many of St. Mary’s players also featured for Clonmel Commercials on last weekends County Football Final winning side.Mick Ryan, St Mary’s manager says they want to give a good account of themselves today.
“They (players) know what is expected of them and collectively as a team, we are looking forward to the match with optimism.“Individually and collectively, we are doing everything in order to be on the same page and when we get to Burundi, we are going to give a very good account of ourselves as a team.”He is aware of Nigeria’s status as defending champions plus a record seven titles, saying he has set both short and long term goals for the Flying Eagles.“I’m not under any pressure but our business now is qualification for the Under-20 AFCON in Zambia,” he continued.“I’m not going to discuss what I know about Burundi here but what I know is that we are going to face a formidable team; and I’m confident we would be ready to play them in their home and when they come here for the return match.“Though there are factors like high altitude as well as the timing of the match to deal with, we are preparing our players psychologically to be ready for these challenges,” he concluded.Meanwhile, Amuneke has cast his lot with his FIFA U-17 World Cup winners, with about 15 of them making the list of 18 players of the U-20 squad.Kelechi Nwakali, named the Player of the Tournament at the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in Chile, where Nigeria scooped a fifth title, is joined by tournament best scorer Victor Osimhen and Bronze Boot winner Samuel Chukwueze.There are also goalkeeper Akpan Udoh, defenders Ejike Ikwu, John Lazarus and Udochukwu Anumudu, midfielders Orji Okonkwo and Kingsley Michael and forwards Chukwudi Agor and Chinedu Madueke.Nigeria and Burundi clash in a second round, first leg qualifying tie at the Prince Louis Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday, starting from 3pm Burundi time (1pm Nigeria time). The winner of this fixture will confront Sudan in the final qualifying round.THE SQUAD: Kelechi Nwakali, Akpan Udoh, Chukwudi Agor, Ejike Ikwu, Anas Mohammed, Chinedu Madueke, Tobechukwu Ibe, Gavi Thompson, Samuel Chukwueze, Kehinde Ayinde, Orji Okonkwo, Victor Osimhen, Halilu Zakari, Udochukwu Anumudu, Kingsley Michael, Douglas Uzama, Chiaha Chisom, John LazarusShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * Picks Nwakali, Osimhen, 16 others for Battle of BujumburaFemi SolajaAhead of Saturday’s AFCON Under -20 qualifying match against the Young Swallows of Burundi, Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke is confident of his side chances of qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations U-20 championship billed for Zambia.The Flying Eagles face Burundi in the first leg, second qualifying round. And the former Nigeria international believes his youngsters would be ready for the arduous task that awaits them in Bujumbura.“We are preparing, and have been working pretty hard for the match against Burundi,” Amuneke noted ahead of the team’s departure today via Ethiopian Airline.read more
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUEDavide Zappacosta scored a spectacular goal and Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea thrashed Champions League debutants Qarabag 6-0 on their return to European competition tuesday.The Blues – who did not qualify last season – rested several first-team players for the visit of the Azerbaijani champions, but still won with ease. Pedro opened the scoring with a 20-yard curler from Willian’s lay-off.Italy right-back Zappacosta, on his first Blues start, ran 50 yards down the right wing, before sending over a cross that flew past Ibrahim Sehic.Cesar Azpilicueta headed home a third after the break from Cesc Fabregas’ cross.Willian hit the crossbar, and substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko scored his first Blues goal with a deflected shot from close range.Batshuayi then scored twice in the final 15 minutes – firing in from outside the box after being picked out in space by Bakayoko and then scrambling home Zappacosta’s cross.The win, Chelsea’s joint biggest in the Champions League, was always likely to be the easiest game in the group, with Roma and Atletico Madrid the other two teams in Group C. Those sides drew 0-0 in Rome’s Olympic Stadium.RESULTSCeltic 0-5 PSGBenfica 1-2 CSKA MoscowMan Utd 3-0 BaselOlympiakos 2- 3Sporting CPBayern 3-0 AnderlechtRoma 0-0 AtleticoChelsea 6-0 QarabagBarcelona 3-0 JuventusTODAYMaribor v Spartak MoscowTottenham v DortmundRB Leipzig v MonacoFeyenoord v Man CityShakhtar v NapoliLiverpool v SevillaPorto v BesiktasRâ€™ Madrid v APOELShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramread more
Rivers United forward, Emeka Ogbugh has said he is delighted to open his new season campaign for Rivers United with a goal and he instantly dedicated it to God during Sundayâ€™s NPFL Match day 9 clash against Niger Tornadoes in Port Harcourt.Ogbugh made his season debut for Rivers United Sunday against Niger Tornadoes after helping the home-based Super Eagles reach in final of the recently concluded CHAN in Morocco.He scored on the dot of 28 minutes, firing home a free kick from outside the area.The goal doubled the hone sideâ€™s advantage after Euro returnee, Osita Chikere had opened scoring on 16 minutes.â€œIâ€™m delighted to score. I rejoined the team few days ago and scoring in this game makes me feel happy, more so when it helped us win the gameâ€, Ogbugh told Scorenigeria.com.ngâ€œI dedicate the goal to God. â€œI must say, it is one of the tricks I took from the CHAN which I gained from coach Salisu Yusuf.â€œI hope to keep working hard and see where we go from thereâ€.Rivers United were immaculately impressive in the game, bossing their visitors all through the first half during which goals from Osita Chikere and Ogbugh separated the two sides.Ochewechi Salefuâ€™s strike of extraordinary force and speed hit the head of a Niger Tornadoes defender with the incident highlighting the second period in which Tornadoes came back into life.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramread more
“Very soon, in fact in the days ahead, we shall be confirming more teams. But don’t forget Benfica and Kegue FC of Togo from outside Cape Verde have earlier been confirmed.“Two Cape Verdean teams have on the home front sealed their place in the event. So, things are looking up for the tournament which would be Africa’s own Dana Cup, Gothia Cup, Ibercup, Norway Cup, Paris World Games, name it,” he noted.Mr Godson stressed that participation would be on first come, first served basis since only 16 teams would be featuring in the maiden edition.“We are sticking to our rules of first come, first served. We won’t reserve a place for any team. So, teams wishing to be part of the event have to do so early or wait for the 2020 edition.”Mr Godson was full of praise for the Cape Verdean authorities for their support and cooperation, especially from the Mayor of Praia, Hon. Oscar Evora Santos.“The people we are working with in Cape Verde are wonderful people. They are determined to see that our vision of making the tournament Africa’s number one youth soccer showpiece is realized.“Kudos must go to the Mayor of Praia Hon Oscar Evora Santos, the President of the Olympic Committee, Madam Filomena Fortes, the football federation president, Mr Semedo, the director of the Estadio Nacional, Mr Orlando Mascarenhas, and the Honourable Minister of Sports Cape Verde,” Godson concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram More teams from different parts of the globe have continued to line up for the maiden edition of the Cape Verde 2019 Africa Youth Cup billed for early next year in Praia.Mr Godson Abba Ekadi of Africa Youth Cup disclosed Monday that the youth team of Brazil’s top club, Vasco Da Gama has shown strong interest in the competition and are close to sealing their participation, while Mali’s Académie Football Club de Bamako and Napoli FC from Cote D’Ivoire have finished the registration formalities.He said yesterday that teams from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, and Equatorial Guinea are also very much in the picture.read more
Donald Trump’s comments have had little to no effect on the athletes. This was evident when New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick famously told Yahoo Sports that NBA players “don’t care what President Trump thinks” and whether he watches the NBA. With the NBA players kneeling protests continuing, the US President again took to Twitter to express his dislike on the issue. Donald Trump tweeted that “people are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem” throwing shots at NBA players kneeling before the game. The NFL season is yet to begin amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but they are also expected to follow the NBA and MLB in joining the kneeling protests to raise their voice against racial and social injustice. Also Read: Donald Trump Slams Giants For Kneeling During National Anthem, MLB Lends Support To GiantsAlso Read: NBA Scores And Updated Playoffs Picture: Suns, Trail Blazers Clinch Vital Wins(Image Courtesy: LeBron James, White House Instagram) SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 17:35 IST Donald Trump Claims Fans Are Unhappy With Athletes Kneeling During National Anthem US President Donald Trump has slammed MLB, NBA players for taking a knee during the national anthem, claiming that fans are unhappy with athletes’ protests. COMMENT LIVE TV Written By WE RECOMMEND First Published: 5th August, 2020 17:35 IST FOLLOW US Sreehari Menon WATCH US LIVE 1 month ago Donald Trump’s announcement of banning TikTok triggers memes with mixed reactions The fact that US President Donald Trump is not a fan of NBA players kneeling during the national anthem is something the president has made known on countless occasions. NBA players kneeling during the national anthem has been a common theme during the NBA’s restart in Orlando, with players supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and raising their voice against police brutality and racial injustice. The kneeling protests were first initiated by former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and have found renewed relevance in the aftermath of the brutal killing of George Floyd in May. Also Read: Jonathan Isaac’s Jersey Sales Skyrocket After NBA Star Refused To Kneel Or Wear BLM ShirtUS President Donald Trump claims fans are unhappy as NBA kneeling protests continue US President Donald Trump has never been on board of kneeling during the national anthem, right from when Kapernick triggered the NFL players kneeling movement in 2016. The protest has become more widespread in 2020 following the police killing of George Floyd, a death that provoked global protests against police brutality and systemic racism. The protest has since spread across the sports world, with NHL, US Soccer, MLB players, and more taking knees during the national anthem.With 2020 witnessing NBA players and MLB players kneeling, Donald Trump has maintained his dislike for players kneeling during the national anthem. After the MLB players’ kneeling protest on the opening day of the 2020 season, Donald Trump had tweeted that “the game is over” for him if he witnesses anyone kneeling during the national anthem. The US President had said that he considered the kneeling protests a sign of great disrespect for the country and its flag.Also Read: Donald Trump First Pitch Announced AND Cancelled But Yankees In The Dark 1 month ago Donald Trump says schools should reopen amid COVID-19, netizens say ‘send Barron first’ 1 month ago Donald Trump on surge in COVID-19 deaths in US: ‘We’re last meaning we’re first’ People are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020 1 month ago Donald Trump opposes Anthony Fauci’s reasoning of surge in COVID-19 cases in US 1 month ago Road Dogg slammed for defending Donald Trump and sharing controversial video of Joe Bidenread more
First Published: 21st August, 2020 08:20 IST Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Unbeaten Shane Bieber racked up 11 more strikeouts and the Cleveland Indians blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their winning streak to a season-high six games.The right-hander allowed six hits and walked none in six innings, throwing 99 pitches. Bieber (5-0) has struck out a major league-best 65 in 40 2/3 innings, an average of 14.4 per nine innings.Oliver Perez, Nick Wittgren, James Karinchak and Brad Hand finished the shutout. Hand recorded his seventh save in as many opportunities.Cleveland has won 10 of its last 13. Pittsburgh lost for the 14 time in 16 games and has the worst record in the big leagues at 4-17.Bieber has at least eight strikeouts in all six of his starts, the third-longest such streak to start a season in Indians history. Bob Feller did it in nine straight games in 1946 and Sam McDowell had a seven-game streak in 1966.It was the 11th double-digit strikeout game of Bieber’s three-year career. Herb Score (17) and Feller (12) are the only Indians with more.Bradley Zimmer had an RBI single in the second inning and Cleveland got its second run on first baseman Josh Bell’s throwing error in the eighth.Trevor Williams (1-4) was lifted after throwing 90 pitches in four innings. He gave up six hits and two walks while striking out five.Tyler Naquin had three hits for Cleveland, which left 14 runners on base.Kevin Newman, who extended his hitting streak to nine games, and Jacob Stallings both had two hits apiece for the Pirates.FRANCONA’S STATUSThe Indians hope to have manager Terry Francona back in the dugout Friday night when they play the Tigers in the opener of a three-game series in Cleveland.Francona had a medical procedure this week to address a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him since spring training. Francona missed his 11th game Thursday because of the ailment.“We need Tito here,” said first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr., who is managing the club in Francona’s absence. “He brings so much to the table.”PIRATES EXEC TESTS POSITIVEPirates President Travis Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and said he is “on the road to recovery.” He said he knows of no other positive tests within the organization.He said in a statement Thursday he began feeling symptoms Monday night.“Fortunately, however, I followed the critical health and safety protocols that we have put in place, including wearing a mask as required, maintaining safe social distance,” Williams said.Williams said the team has begun tracing to identify anyone with whom he may have been in contact.McKENZIE TO DEBUTHighly touted Indians pitching prospect Triston McKenzie is scheduled to make his major league debut Saturday night, starting against Detroit.McKenzie missed last season because of a shoulder injury after pitching at Double-A Akron in 2018. He has gone 26-16 with a 2.68 ERA in 60 minor league games over four seasons.McKenzie was a supplemental first-round draft pick in 2015.BANISHED PITCHERS UPDATECleveland right-hander Zach Plesac was scheduled to pitch a simulated game Thursday at the team’s alternate training site in Eastlake, Ohio, after righty Mike Clevinger worked five innings in the same circumstances on Wednesday.Plesac and Clevinger were sent to the alternate site last week. They broke COVID-19 protocols by leaving the team hotel the previous weekend in Chicago.SEE YA LATERPirates designated hitter Colin Moran was ejected in the fourth inning by third base umpire Tripp Gibson for arguing a check-swing third strike.UP NEXTIndians: RHP Adam Plukto (1-1, 3.95 ERA) will face Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer (0-0, 7.56) on Friday. Cleveland has won 20 straight games against Detroit.Pirates: Open a three-game home series with the Milwaukee Brewers as RHP Chad Kuhl (0-1, 3.21) opposes RHP Adrian Houser (1-1, 3.27). Kuhl is 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA in seven career games against the Brewers.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 21st August, 2020 08:20 IST Bieber Strikes Out 11 As Streaking Indians Shut Out Pirates Unbeaten Shane Bieber racked up 11 more strikeouts and the Cleveland Indians blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep and extend their winning streak to a season-high six games Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO USread more
Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 28th August, 2020 12:39 IST Written By The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash.The trade was announced Thursday morning, about three hours before Walker had been scheduled to start the first game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres.The first game of the doubleheader was a makeup of Wednesday night’s game, which was postponed after Mariners players voted not to play to protest the shooting of a Black man by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons.He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the first round of the 2010 amateur draft. After pitching for the Mariners from 2013 to 2016, he was traded to Arizona in a multi-player deal on Nov. 23, 2016.His career was interrupted by Tommy John surgery in 2018.He rejoined the Mariners as a free agent in February.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 12:39 IST Mariners Trade Walker To Blue Jays For Player Or Cash The trade was announced Thursday morning, about three hours before Walker had been scheduled to start the first game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres FOLLOW USread more