2018 CAF AWARDS*Oshoala, Ordega listed in women’s categoryDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency report Nigeria has missed out again in the final shortlist of three players in contention for the African Player of the Year award to be announced by CAF on January 8 in Dakar, Senegal.This is the fourth edition in a row no Nigerian player is considered worthy enough to make it to the final three despite on-fire Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi, who was in the second shortlist of 10 was dropped when Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the final shortlist on New Year Day.Both Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo who were in the first shortlist of 33 along with Iwobi dropped out when the list was reduced to 10 before Iwobi and six others were snubbed yesterday.Expectedly, Egypt and Liverpool goal poacher, Mohamed Salah topped the list of final three men in contention for the coveted individual top prize in African football.Salah who was voted BBC African Player of the Year for the second time last December is highly favoured to retain the CAF honour he also won last year even as Iwobi’s Gabonese teammate at Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is also in the fray to deny the Egyptian the back-to-back feat.The third player in contention is Salah’s Senegalese teammate at Anfield, Sadio Mane.The award being sponsored by Nigeria’s oil and gas giants, Aiteo is going to hold in the slave-trade island of Gorée, two kilometres off the Atlantic Ocean coast of DakarExcept the unexpected happens Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala is on the verge of winning a fourth CAF award having won the last three editions back-to-back. Before then, the Dilian Quanjian player in China’s women’s Super League had won it once.Oshoala has her fellow Super Falcons’ teammate, Francisca Ordega, to contend with. Banyana Banyana of South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana is the third nominee in that category.While Oshoala and Falcons won the 2018 AWCON for the ninth time in Ghana, Kgatlana was voted the Most Valuable Player and top-scorer at the competition.Men’s African Player of the Year:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)Sadio Mane (Senegal)Mohamed Salah (Egypt)Women’s African Player of the Year:§ Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa)§ Francisca Ordega (Nigeria)§ Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Falcons Ogra said the NFF leadership had laid good grounds for corporate organizations to want to do business with the Federation with its transparency, integrity and accountability.The occasion took place on the same day that the NFF published in two major national newspapers, its audited account for the world to see.Both Dangote Group and BUA have since transferred the monies directly to the bank accounts of the players and officials of the Super Falcons.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Two big voices within Corporate Nigeria have thumbed up the Nigeria Football Federation for display of transparency with regards to the N50million and N25million windfalls from both organizations to the Super Falcons, following the team’s triumph at the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana early last month.At a special event honouring the Federation’s sponsors and partners and the Super Falcons in Lagos, Mr. Olakunle Alake (Group Managing Director, Dangote Industries) and Otega Ogra (Group Head, Corporate Communications of BUA) and Tajudeen Ahmed (Group Head, Business Development of BUA) lauded the decision by the NFF to have the monies transferred directly to the beneficiaries.“We asked to transfer the money directly to the NFF but the leadership opted for direct payment to the players and officials. That was a most commendable decision. They sent us the account details of all the beneficiaries and we applaud such diligence and integrity,” said Alake.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman Miami quarterback Akeem Jones will not be joining the Orange despite reports he would be signing his Letter of Intent with Syracuse.The Post-Standard reported Thursday that Syracuse offered a scholarship to Jones, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback from Miami Carol City High School, and that he would to sign his Letter of Intent as soon as his mother arrived in Florida. Jones did take an official visit to SU.But on Friday, Scout.com and the Post-Standard reported Jones never had an offer from the Orange’s coaching staff, and SU never sent him a Letter of Intent for him to sign.The signings of quarterback Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson meant that Jones no longer fit into Syracuse’s plans.There was an apparent miscommunication that led to the confusion surrounding Jones’ status with the Orange. Scout.com also reported Friday that Syracuse’s recruiting class will remain at 19 signees.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
When students at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism check out equipment from Jim Yoder, the audio-visual technologies manager, they might be greeted by a card trick. After all, Yoder has been practicing magic since he was 8 years old.Most people find their passions when they are young, and Yoder was no exception. He became interested in magic after he started to watch a TV show called The Magic Land of Allakazam.“Everybody that is anybody in magic at my age grew up watching this show,” Yoder said. “I watched it every Saturday morning until it went off the air.”Yoder pursued his childhood dream of becoming a magician by becoming a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, an exclusive magicians-only club that boasts more than 5,000 members, for 14 years. Members include Mark Wilson, the star from Yoder’s favorite TV show, as well as celebrities including David Copperfield and Neil Patrick Harris. The Academy meets at their clubhouse, the Magic Castle, in Hollywood, Calif.Yoder began developing his skill in magic through the help of multiple mentors that he has had since he started practicing magic.“The tricks that I [do] represent several years of my life,” Yoder said.Yoder was even able to meet and befriend his longtime idol, Wilson, through the Academy 15 years ago.“It really and truly was so neat,” Yoder said. “I can’t even describe how it is to meet some icon that you’ve always looked up to.”Magicians categorize illusions into close-up, parlor magic and stage magic. Yoder’s favorite type is stage magic, especially large illusion tricks such as sawing a woman in half or tricks involving animals.“Producing doves from anywhere has always been a fascinating thing to me,” Yoder said. “[It’s] the most fascinating magic in the world because from nothing you produce something that is more than just there — it’s living and flying.”Though Yoder does have the title of a magician, he does not perform professionally. Other than occasionally performing tricks for his students, he prefers to work behind the scenes, as a wizard behind the curtain.“My true magical expertise is in ‘staging’ magic,” Yoder said. “I design lighting, soundscapes and staging for magicians. The staging of a magic show is often as important as the performance of the illusions.”Yoder says he helps the performing magician misdirect the audience by controlling the scenic, lighting and audio elements in the show. He is also responsible for helping with the Academy’s annual awards show.To Yoder, the most rewarding aspect of performing is when the audience asks how a trick was done.“It’s music to my ears,” Yoder said. “If I can fool you, then I’ve successfully done the trick.”Chelsea Johnson, a senior majoring in critical studies, says she is intrigued by watching Yoder in action.“It was just fun just to watch him because he has so much joy [performing the trick],” Johnson said. “My reactions to his tricks are just complete awe. I just have no idea how he did it and he’s very smooth with it.”To Yoder, learning how to practice magic has not made it any less magical — if anything, it has enhanced his life even more.“To me, life is fascinating — life just in general is magic,” Yoder said. “What magic does is that it allows me to impart some of that onto whoever wishes to see it.”
Published on November 20, 2015 at 11:09 pm Contact Connor: email@example.com | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse pushed Tennessee to the brink. In her second game playing on a twice-repaired right ACL, Brittney Sykes was standing on the foul line with two shots to dissolve a 57-55 deficit with six seconds left.She lofted her first shot and clanked it off the rim. Sykes turned away and shook her head.Needing to miss the second shot and hope for an Orange rebound, Sykes’ attempt ricocheted toward the SU sideline. The Volunteers smothered it to cement its victory, turning the Orange away at the glass yet again.“Rebounding and points in the paint, playing at the rim is all about toughness,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We gotta be tougher around the rim.”No. 4 Tennessee (3-0) escaped with a 57-55 win over No. 25 Syracuse (1-1), with neither team’s lead growing larger than seven points throughout the 40-minute affair. Three times the Orange erased that deficit, including a 7-0 run with five minutes left in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 55.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Syracuse was never able to escape the grasp of the Vols, shooting 25 percent from the field in the second half and failing to net a shot after Abby Grant tied the game with 5:12 remaining in the game.“We were just missing shots. They played some very good defense on us,” Hillsman said. “We just didn’t knock (shots) down.”The Orange was shutout in the opening five minutes of the game, but a Sykes layup kick-started SU’s effort to make up a seven-point deficit. It spurred a 17-9 Syracuse run to exit the first quarter ahead by one.The Vols’ defense promptly responded, forcing two Cornelia Fondren fumbles and corralling an errant Briana Day pass in the opening 90 seconds of the second quarter. Syracuse failed to reset its offense, and Tennessee forward Bashaara Graves stole the ball at midcourt and coasted to the basket to put the Vols up, 22-17.Tennessee got four consecutive defensive stops, and a 6-0 run washed away Syracuse’s comeback efforts.Alexis Peterson lifted the Orange in its second big comeback, netting seven points en route to her game-high total of 19 to send the game to halftime tied at 31.The two teams exchanged blows in the third quarter, with the Orange leading by as many as five before Tennessee went on an 11-0 run at the end of the quarter to put the Vols up, 48-44.Syracuse never led in the fourth quarter, its offense completely stalling in the last five minutes. Peterson tried to revive the Orange with two minutes left, taking a charge from the 6-foot-2 Graves to give SU the ball down two.She stood up off the ground screaming, waving her arms and clenching her fists. It was the only positive blip for Syracuse in the game’s final stretch.The Orange ran out of comebacks, and skidded to the final buzzer on an 0-for-8 shooting stretch.“We got wide open looks,” Hillsman said. “… Tennessee made the couple plays late to win the game. We just came up a bit short.” Comments
Los Angeles Chargers Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury (sort of) Indianapolis Colts Kirk Cousins The Arizona Cardinals got their first win of the season Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals, which means that Murray and Kingsbury earned their first win as an NFL quarterback and coach, respectively. Murray posted an impressive 77.8 quarterback rating and led the team in rushing with 93 yards and a touchdown. However, it’s unclear whether this win bodes well for the Cardinals’ long-term future. The Bengals dropped to an 0-5 record, significantly boosting their chances of securing a better draft pick than the Cardinals in April’s draft. Arizona’s roster is riddled with injuries and the team is already out of contention in the NFC, so Sunday’s win was a moral victory at the expense of building the team’s roster for next season. Additionally, the Cardinals’ tie with Detroit Week 1 means that all the currently winless teams — the Jets, Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins — have to win two more games than Arizona for the Cardinals to have a chance at a better pick than them. We’ll look back at this game come draft season, and the Cardinals can only hope it doesn’t cost them a top prospect. Titans’ field goal unit Winners: The Titans missed not one, not two, not three but four field goal attempts in their 14-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday. The league average field goal percentage is currently 89.2%, which means if they had even managed to be league-average on their four attempts yesterday, they would have won the game. It’s rare to see a 53-yard miss, a 33-yard attempt blocked, a 36-yard miss and a 50-yard miss by a single team. This was only the third time since 2000 that a team has attempted at least four field goals and not made a single one, according to Pro Football Reference. The Chargers laid an egg on Sunday, losing to the previously winless Broncos 20-13. The defense gave up 17 points in the first quarter, and the Chargers were never able to recover. Running back Melvin Gordon’s return from his holdout did not help the offense’s efficiency, and wide receiver Keenan Allen — who previously led the league in receptions — was unable to get going. This loss puts the Chargers in panic mode. They entered the season with playoff hopes, but they need better production from just about every position group on the roster if they are going to turn things around. These will all be factors to watch going forward, although each week will bring a new set of surprises. I hope you’re as excited as I am for the rest of the season. Going forward, the Colts will need to prove that this week was no fluke to establish themselves in what is currently a muddy AFC playoff picture. Head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard have done a stellar job maintaining a competitive roster after Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement this preseason. The Chiefs need to hope that other defenses are not able to replicate the Colts’ performance in the coming weeks; they’ll bounce back, and Hill’s return will reignite the offense. Losers: Following an embarrassing loss to the Raiders, the Colts entered Arrowhead Stadium as 11-point underdogs. They put the league on notice by shutting down the Kansas City Chiefs’ high-powered offense in a 19-13 upset victory. Although the Chiefs are missing their best receiver Tyreek Hill, this is still an impressive feat for a Colts defense that came into the game as a middle-of-the-pack unit in both points and yards allowed. After all, the Chiefs had been averaging nearly 34 points per game despite losing Hill Week 1. The Titans released Santos Monday following the embarrassing showing. The loss to the Bills will certainly be a tough one for the team to shake off, and it hurts Tennessee’s playoff chances significantly. The Bills have to feel lucky to come away with this win, as they continue to have the clearest path to a wild card in the AFC. Dario Offstein is a junior writing about sports. His column, “Deep Dive,” runs every other Tuesday. Another NFL Sunday is in the books! The strengths and weaknesses of teams are becoming clearer, but there were still plenty of surprises this week. I’ll be breaking down Week 5’s biggest winners and losers and what to expect from them going forward. However, I would be surprised if this is the last we hear of this drama. The Giants defense is far from formidable, and I expect the Vikings will have more trouble throwing the ball in the coming weeks than they did Sunday. Additionally, defensive-minded head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski are both inclined toward a run-heavy offense. The Vikings host the Eagles Sunday, who possess a strong run defense and a questionable pass defense, so the Vikings offensive philosophy will be put to the test again soon. Cousins has to prove that he was worth the mammoth contract he signed last offseason, as the Vikings’ hopes for the season rest on his arm. The Vikings’ quarterback took a step toward silencing his doubters with his performance in their 28-10 win over the Giants. Cousins’ teammate wide receiver Adam Thielen publicly criticized Cousins and the Vikings’ passing game as a whole after the offense put up just 6 points against the Bears last week. Against the Giants, Cousins threw for over 300 yards, and Thielen led the Vikings with 130 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
First Published: 7th October, 2019 17:39 IST Written By READ: Jamuna Boro Gives India Winning Start At World Boxing Championships”I was proud of my last performance back in July, but I was coming off a long layoff. I am rounding into form, and fans are going to see the best version of Vijender Singh when I fight in Dubai,” he added. November’s bill also features WBO world No.1 Jack Catterall. Round 10 Boxing is Dubai’s only exclusive boxing club.READ: Amit Panghal’s Boxing Career, Achievements And Plans For Tokyo 2020READ: Amit Panghal Makes History; 1st Indian In World Boxing C’ship Final 1 year ago Congress fields Vijender Singh for south Delhi constituency ahead of Lok Sabha elections LIVE TV After a winning start in the American professional circuit, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will next be seen in action in Dubai on November 22 against a yet-to-be-finalised opponent. The unbeaten Vijender (11-0, 8 KOs) will look to extend his unbeaten record on a card promoted by Round 10 Boxing and MTK Global, in association with Top Rank the Indian’s promoters in the USA.READ: Jamuna Boro Gives India Winning Start At The World Boxing C’shipVijender Singh undergoes trainingThe name of his opponent will be announced later. Vijender claimed a Technical Knockout against Mike Snider in his US debut fight in July. The hard-hitting super-middleweight is currently training in Manchester under his trainer Lee Beard, a press release from the organisers stated. WE RECOMMEND COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 17:39 IST Vijender Singh’s Next Fight On November 22, Opponent Still Unfinalised Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will next be seen in action in Dubai on November 22 against a yet-to-be-finalised opponent. Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to showcase my skills and to keep active as I continue my world title quest,” Vijender said. WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago 2019 Lok Sabha Elections: India’s sporting icons Jwala Gutta, PV Sindhu and Vijender Singh urge citizens to cast their votes for a bright future
COMMENT Associated Press Television News First Published: 30th December, 2019 10:55 IST Last Updated: 30th December, 2019 10:55 IST Broncos Beat Raiders 16-15 To Keep Rival From Playoffs Shelby Harris knocked down Derek Carr’s 2-point pass to Hunter Renfrow with 7 seconds left and the Denver Broncos put at end to the Raiders’ dim playoff hopes — and to Oakland’s run as an NFL city with a 16-15 win Sunday. Shelby Harris knocked down Derek Carr’s 2-point pass to Hunter Renfrow with 7 seconds left and the Denver Broncos put at end to the Raiders’ dim playoff hopes — and to Oakland’s run as an NFL city with a 16-15 win Sunday.The Raiders (7-9) nearly made the Broncos (7-9) pay dearly for Garett Bolles’ latest penalty, a personal foul that pushed Brandon McManus way back for a 57-yard field-goal attempt, which sailed wide left, giving Oakland the ball at its 45-yard line with 1:41 remaining.Carr hit Renfrow for the touchdown on second-and-goal from the 3 — the first time the Raiders reached the end zone in five red-zone trips — and Jon Gruden went for 2 instead of the tie.The Raiders had an outside shot of making the playoffs for just the second time since 2002, but they needed several things to go right, starting with a win.Rookie Drew Lock won for the fourth time in his five starts and Phillip Lindsay topped 1,000 yards for the second straight season for Denver, which went 7-5 after a winless September under first-year head coach Vic Fangio.The Raiders lost five of their last six games in missing the playoffs for the second straight season under Gruden.The Broncos are missing the playoffs for a fourth consecutive year but one thing they were better at than anyone in the league in 2019 was red zone defense.And it showed up Sunday when they turned away the Raiders four times from inside the 20, none bigger than Von Miller’s stuff of fullback Alec Ingold on fourth-and-goal from a foot away.Trailing 16-3, the Raiders pulled within a touchdown on a pair of field goals by Daniel Carlson sandwiched around a fumble by Royce Freeman that was recovered by Oakland defensive and Clelin Ferrell.Oakland managed just three points in three red-zone drives to start the game.The first drive ended with Carlson missing wide left on a 39-yard field-goal attempt. Carlson was good from 23 yards after the Raiders stalled at the Denver 5-yard line on their next possession, and McManus matched him with a 43-yarder to make it 3-3.The Raiders thought they scored on their next drive when Derek Carr hit Renfrow over the middle on what was initially ruled a 5-yard touchdown grab on third-and-goal. The score was overturned on review, however, and the ball was placed about a foot shy of the goal line.On fourth down, Miller stuffed Ingold and Gruden was hot — and even hotter after losing his challenge of the call.That marked the Broncos’ first goal line stand since Oct. 22, 2017, at San Diego.Safety Trey Marshall, filling in for suspended teammate Kareem Jackson, stripped Marcell Ateman after a long catch and recovered the fumble himself at the Oakland 41.That set up Lock’s 1-yard TD toss to fullback Andrew Beck that gave Denver a 10-3 halftime lead.INJURIESRaiders: Leading rusher Josh Jacobs was held out again with a shoulder injury and an illness and.Broncos: Wide receiver Courtland Sutton left late in the third quarter after a helmet-to-helmet hit by safety Erik Harris but returned. LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US 8 months ago Hartfield scores 20, San Diego tops D-III Whittier 93-67 Written By WE RECOMMEND 8 months ago Indian Navy bans use of Facebook, smartphones by personnel within naval areas 8 months ago Winston expected out for No. 14 Michigan St vs W. Michigan FOLLOW US 8 months ago Prashant Kishor: ‘Only Nitish can tell under what circumstances JD(U) supported CAA’
New Zealand ground their way into the Rugby World Cup final for a record fourth time when they proved too strong, too dangerous and ultimately too streetwise for South Africa in a predictably tense 20-18 victory.Tries by Jerome Kaino and Beauden Barrett early in each half were a fair representation of the All Blacks’ superior commitment to attack and they deservedly advanced to next Saturday’s final back at Twickenham.”We did it the hard way today. It was always going to be that way but we’ve got a crack at it next week,” said New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, who now has the chance to become the first man to hoist the Webb Ellis Cup twice.”We’ve been saying they would bring everything. There were no surprises and we had to dig deep to get the result.”South Africa led 12-7 at halftime through the goal-kicking of Handre Pollard but spent most of the half defending. Though they offered precious little in attack all match and kicked badly out of hand the Springboks somehow clawed their way back to within two points with more penalties to set up a nail-biting last 10 minutes.New Zealand, however, showed all their vast experience to run down the clock and give themselves the chance to become the first country to retain the title.”We believed we were good enough to beat them but we just weren’t,” said South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer. “We wanted to make our country proud and we didn’t.”The holders ended the game deep in the South African half as they chalked up their 11th, and most important, victory in their last 13 meetings with their greatest rivals. NEW ZEALAND 20 (Jermoe Kaino, Beauden Barritt tries; Dan Carter 2 conversions, 2 penalties) btSOUTH AFRICA 18 (Handre Pollard 5, Patrick Lambie penalties)Sunday sees the second semi: Australia v Argentina, Twickenham, Sunday, 4pm Ghana time.Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. All RWC 2015 games are available on SuperSport.
FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Jordan Rowe and Stephen F. Austin’s Kelsey Ramirez are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.Rowe led the Cardinals to an eighth-place team finish at the Chile Pepper Festival over the weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. In his second race of the 2019 season, the senior stamped a career-best time of 24:01.5 in the 8k event, shaving more than two minutes off his previous best mark at the 2018 Southland Conference Championship. Rowe and the Cardinals will return to the course Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif.Ramirez led her Stephen F. Austin squad with an 11th-place individual finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational over the weekend in South Bend, Ind. The junior completed the 5k event with a time of 17:23.71 in a field of 193 runners. Ramirez will join the Ladyjacks back on the course Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Arturo Barrios Invite, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Jordan Rowe, Lamar – Sr. – Frinton-on-Sea, UKRowe competed over the weekend at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., taking ninth-place individual honors and leading his Lamar squad to an eighth-place team finish. After beginning the 8k event with a 4:39.8 pace in the opening mile, the senior ultimately crossed the finish line with a time of 24:01.5 to close out his second race of the season. His performance also marks his career-best time in the 8k event.Honorable Mention: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian; Jared Hamilton, Central Arkansas; Ben Drew, Houston Baptist. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin – La Porte, TexasRamirez paced the Ladyjacks on Friday, finishing 11th out of nearly 200 runners in the women’s Gold Division race at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational. The junior’s 5k performance marked a new personal best time and sealed an average mile time of 5:35.6 for the weekend, as Ramirez completed the race with a 17:23.71 clip.Honorable Mention: Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian; Sara Steimel, Central Arkansas; Yvonne Chepkorir, Houston Baptist; Julie Emmerson, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.