After dad’s burial, Osimhen stranded in Nigeria

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen, is stranded in the country as uncertainties have beclouded his return to France.A competent source close to the player accused the Ministry of Aviation of frustrating the player’s travelling plans, claiming it refused to grant travel approval for LOSC Lille star. The source said: “Osimhen and his club, Lille, have made several attempts to get flight approval but all efforts have so far been futile.“The Minister is not picking his calls and has also not replied all the messages sent to him.“The situation is becoming chaotic for the player because he needs to be back at his desk.”Speaking further, the source pleaded with the Ministry and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to come to the aid of the player and facilitate his return to France.The source said: “At this point, we can only appeal to the Minister on this great talent who is passionate and have won laurels for the country at different competitions. “LOSC Lille have indicated their readiness to send a private jet to get him back and the process needs to start now in order for the player to join up with the ongoing pre-season games.”Recall the Super Eagles’ goal banger courtesy Lille stormed the country on May 24 aboard a private jet for his father’s burial.Tags: LOSC LilleNigeriaSuper EaglesVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Tennis News Exclusive – Mann Maulik Shah: Standing ‘Tall’ in Indian Tennis

first_img“I was in second grade. I was notorious. Full of energy. My teacher, Sonia Bhatia, was concerned this boy is going to go mad. She told my mother to put me in some sport. My mother thought for a while and put me in tennis. Credit goes to my Sonia ma’am for channelling my energy in the right direction. I still remember, in the second grade, “bahut tangh kiya tha maine unko poora saal.”All the energy during his second grade led the 18-year-old led him to a date in the final against Kamath and the 6’6” player had to overcome plenty of odds to secure this win. The youngster revealed that as a tall player, the clay court is incredibly challenging. “As a tall player, the toughest challenge I face is on a clay court. We tall players have weak fitness levels. We have to run around a lot continuously for three-four hours,” Mann Maulik Shah said.When asked about the heat factor, the Ahmedabad youngster brushed it aside by stating this was not a factor. “Have you been to Melbourne (Australian Open) in January where it can become hot? This is nothing in front of that. Two weeks back, I was in Malaysia. The weather was 48 degrees with 72 per cent humidity. Here, it is 20 per cent. I got good practice in Malaysia,” Mann Maulik Shah said.Indian Tennis bright, John Isner is GodWith the youngster having a tall frame, it is obvious that he would idolize tall tennis stars. When asked who his favourite star was, he beamed USA player John Isner, the No.9 ranked tennis player in the world. “Isner is my favourite. I saw him in the US Open when I had gone there. I saw him practising and I saw his serve. His second serve is quicker than my first serve. He is the GOD of serve,” Mann Maulik Shah said.When asked about the current state of Indian Tennis, Mann Maulik Shah said the future is looking bright. “Indian Tennis is on the rise. It is currently the hub in Asia. We can beat the Chinese players, which was not possible five years ago. It seemed impossible. We are beating Central Asian countries, Taiwan, Japan,” Mann Maulik Shah said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The temperature is 43 degrees at the RK Khanna Tennis stadium at RK Puram. The humidity was uncomfortable. Yet, in the April heat of Delhi, two young boys were battling it out in the final of a tennis tournament. This was no ordinary tournament. It was the final of the 2019 French Open junior wild card tennis tournament. The grand prize was a trip to Roland Garros where they could play in the French Open. The two young players from Gujarat, Mann Maulik Shah and Madhwin Kamath battled hard. In the end, Mann Maulik Shah secured a 7-6(1), 6-2 over Kamath and secured the ticket to Paris. There was an added bonus in Mann Maulik Shah’s win. The prize was gifted by none other than Justine Henin, a seven-time grand slam champion and a four-time French Open winner.After the end of this gruelling battle, Mann Maulik Shah was content. He had satisfied his mother and teacher’s dream. During an exclusive chat with News Nation, Mann Maulik Shah revealed that he did not actually plan to take up tennis and that he was put in the sport for one reason: To control his naughtiness. highlights Mann Maulik Shah will make the trip to Roland Garros.Justine Henin is a four-time French Open champion.Mann Maulik Shah’s favourite player is John Isner.last_img read more

The Latest: SKorean baseball hopes for practice in 2 weeks

first_img Associated Press The Latest: SKorean baseball hopes for practice in 2 weeks April 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May.center_img The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow.The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.South Korea reported 47 new cases for the second consecutive day as infections continued to wane in the worst-hit city of Daegu. Those are the smallest daily jumps since Feb. 20. The country was reporting about 500 new cases per day in early March.But there’s still concern over infections linked to passengers arriving from overseas.The KBO announced last month that it was postponing the start of its season but that it still hoped to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule. It then said it could ban spectators from games when infection risks were high. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

GMR&SC launches Clash of Champions

first_imgTHE hype for the 2019 Clash of Champions is building in the air with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) promising its biggest event yet later this month. The promise was made by the executive at the launch of the event on Tuesday evening at the GT Motorsports Hall.In the absence of GMR&SC president, Rameez Mohamed, executive member Carey Griffith told those present at the event that the club has been working assiduously to promote the event.“We expect the clash of champions to be one of the largest events in the year, probably that we have hosted as a club. Barbados’ Zane Maloney, the 2019 British F4 champion, will be here.”Meanwhile, several of the major sponsors were on hand to give brief remarks, with Director General of the Tourism Ministry, Donald Sinclair, saying that they are more than happy to support GMR&SC in this endeavor.“We see sport tourism as a big thing and this event that the GMR&SC has every year brings in so many foreigners to these shores that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.” KFC, through their Operations manager, Gregory De Gannes, also commented on past successes with the club, adding that they are more than happy to assist the sport for what is expected to be its largest brand.Ansa McAl, under the STAG beer brand, was represented by Treiston Joseph, the corporate communications officer who spoke of the company’s commitment.“STAG Beer has been a longstanding supporter of motorsport through our drivers and even to the club itself; this year was no different.” Other sponsors include, B.M Soat Auto Sales, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Tropical Shipping, Valvoline, MOTUL, ExxonMobil, JAPARTS and Air services.Other sponsors include Prem’s Electrical, AgriParts, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Secure Innovations and concepts Inc., Premier Auto Sales, Bikers Bar, Professional Key Shop, Truck Masters, Palm Court, King’s Jewellery World, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Ramchand Autobody and Tow Truck Service, KGM security, Royal Castle, Ramada Hotel, Readymix, Auto Fashion, Ideal Supplies, Panko Steel Fabrication, Hand in Hand, Windjammer International, Cyril’s Taxi and Century Tamara Energy Service.The event is expected to feature action in the street and sport tuner class, groups two, three and four and the superbikes as well as the Radical Caribbean Cup.The two- day event is billed for the South Dakota Circuit and is set for November 16 and 17. Cost of tickets: Adults $2000; Children $1000. Children under 10 are free.last_img read more

Election party caters to students

first_imgAs the final day of the 2012 election cycle winds to a close Tuesday, students still have several opportunities to get politically involved.Students registered to vote in Los Angeles can take advantage of free trams to each polling location. Additionally, Yellow Cab will offer free rides to anyone on their way to the polls with the code “LA Vote.”After the polls close, students can follow the results at a live screening, which will be held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center courtyard.USC Political Student Assembly, USC College Democrats and the USC College Republicans all coordinated the 5 p.m. event, which is meant to keep students engaged in the election through the announcement of the winner of the race. The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, USC Price’s Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise, Undergraduate Student Government and Program Board are also co-sponsoring the event.Audience members will be able to watch the results live, as well as hear Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M.  Unruh Institute, break down each state’s significance to the race.Students and staff attending the screening will also receive a ticket redeemable for a meal from Seeds. Obama supporters with a ticket can redeem it for Chicago chili in a bread bowl or a Chicago-style hot dog, while Romney supporters have their choice of Massachusetts clam chowder in a bread bowl or a homestyle peanut butter and jelly sandwich.Traditions will offer a “Two Party Tea” cocktail for $5 in either blue or red, depending on the customer’s political party of choice, and half-off appetizers for anyone with an “I Voted” sticker.The event will also feature photo opportunities with life-size cutouts of both candidates.last_img read more

What Frank Howard’s return means for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2018 at 10:28 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Before each of Syracuse’s first four games, Frank Howard shot with untied shoes before sitting out with an injured left ankle.Last Wednesday, Howard’s shoes were tied. Nov. 21, one hour and 15 minutes before Syracuse tipped off against Colgate, Howard was signing a few autographs with his gray and white sneakers’ laces already knotted up. The shoes being tied meant one thing: Syracuse had its senior point guard back.“Frank’s one of the leaders on this team,” SU junior Tyus Battle said. “Whole year last year, 40 minutes for both of us. It’s great to have him back out there.”Howard returned, started and played 19 minutes for Syracuse (3-2) in the Orange’s 77-56 win over Colgate last week. Afterward, he said he’s about “60 or 70 percent” of how he felt at his peak this offseason. Howard averaged the fourth-most minutes in the country last year, but for SU’s first four games, he played zero. His return helps the Orange all over the floor: running the point, moving Battle to his natural position and defending at the top of the zone.“He’s a great point guard, a great leader,” forward Oshae Brissett said. “He helps us on the court, telling us where to be. Something breaks down, he’s smart out there, and he knows what it takes on the offensive end to get a quick bucket if we need it. I’m just glad to have him back.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLaura Angle | Digital Design EditorWhen Syracuse lost two games in 24 hours at Madison Square Garden, Howard watched and noticed the “ball sticking,” meaning SU didn’t move the ball well around the perimeter. When a player caught the ball, he’d dribble for a while or try to beat his man one-on-one. Against Oregon, Brissett traveled twice on the perimeter under limited pressure. Both times, he had a simple swing pass he could’ve made but jumbled his feet instead.Howard knew in his return he wanted to keep the ball moving. Of his five assists, an SU game-high for the season, four led to 3-pointers. Howard assisted on three-straight possessions to Elijah Hughes and Battle twice, sparking a 9-2 second-half run.“He made a couple really smart plays to start the second half,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Got the ball back to Elijah and got it to Tyus. Got a couple 3s because of it.”With Howard back on the Syracuse lineup, Boeheim nixed Battle’s usage at point guard that had been a necessity during the Orange’s first four games. Though Battle didn’t play point guard against Colgate, through five games he’s accounted for 33 percent of SU’s point guard minutes, per kenpom.com. That changed how Battle played, taking him out of spots he thrived in last year and leading to games where he shot 3-for-10 and 4-for-10 from the floor.But with Howard back, Battle can play off the ball. Multiple times against Colgate, Howard swung the ball to Battle on a wing, and the 6-foot-6 guard stepped once before blowing by a defender and into the lane.When running the point, Battle didn’t have frequent opportunities to catch and utilize his explosive first step. Howard pushes Battle to his natural position and lets him do just that; SU’s leading scorer from a year ago scored 16 in the second half to help SU pull away from the Raiders.“I knew he would have a game tonight,” Howard said last Wednesday. “I told him, ‘I’m gonna make sure you have a game.’ Try to put him in the best spots and make calls where he’s best at.”Syracuse’s defense missed Howard, too. On two separate occasions earlier in the season, when Brissett was asked about Howard’s absence, he was quick to remind reporters that Howard led the Orange in steals last season (1.88 per game). With no Howard, a shorter, 6-foot-3 Jalen Carey or 6-foot-5 freshman Buddy Boeheim would play the top of the zone with Battle. Buddy has mentioned time and again that he wants to improve his defense, and he hasn’t displayed the lateral quickness of Howard.After allowing teams to average 63.8 points per game a season ago, the Orange had allowed 70 points in three-straight games (and 80 points in two) before Howard’s return. Colgate scored 32 points in the first half, knocking down eight 3s. But the Orange slowed the Raiders in the second half, limiting them to 56 for the game.Howard recorded three steals in his return, including one in the first half, where he took the ball away, pushed up the floor to the left side and kicked it across to Battle on the right wing for a 3.On Nov. 6, Brissett said of Howard’s return on defense: “Once we get him back out there, it’s gonna be even worse for other teams.”When Syracuse plays at No. 16 Ohio State (6-0) on Wednesday, Howard will head out for warm-ups with his shoes tied, again. After SU’s worst start to a season since 1987, Howard’s return was exactly what the Orange needed.“He was really playing the best I’ve seen him play this summer,” Boeheim said. “We’ll just try to get him back there.” Commentslast_img read more

Customer safety drives 1xBet two-factor authentication launch

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place April 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports April 15, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit 1xBet has put customer safety at the forefront of its business by launching a two-factor authentication system to clamp down on unauthorised access to its players’ accounts.Rather than gaining access through one login and password, customers on 1xBet – winners of the Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation at December’s SBC Awards – will now be encouraged to generate a single-use code to access the service. Firstly, the customer must enable two-factor authentication within their account settings, before installing the Google Authenticator app to their phone. The process can then be completed by scanning the QR code, entering the six-digit code and clicking ‘verify’.A spokesperson for 1xBet commented: “We care about our customers’ safety. We use the most effective ways to provide a high level of personal data protection and we will do our best to ensure that your partnership with 1xBet is nothing but a positive experience.” With approximately 81 per cent of hacking-related data breaches resulting from weak or stolen passwords (Verizon, 2017), the extra layer of security from 1xBet seeks to guarantee that its customers’ accounts are secure, both before their initial deposits and during all future transactions.1xBet will be showcasing its two-factor authentication at next month’s ICE London (S3-250) and London Affiliate Conference (LAC) exhibitions.last_img read more

“We are going for the league title”- Medeama head coach Samuel Boadu

first_imgAfter just two league games, Medeama Sporting Club head coach, Samuel Boadu, has openly declared that his team will be gunning for the title this season.The Tarkwa-based team have won their first two league matches of the season against Dwarfs away and Hearts of Oak and they have scored 6 goals and conceded once in the process.Already, the Yellow and Mauves are part of the pick of pundits in terms of league winners and their head coach, Boadu, is giving a concrete backing to those perceptions by stating the team’s target for the season.“We are definitely going for the league title this year. That is what we want to do but then we have to play well in the first four matches of the season.We want to use those matches to get things right because we had some challenges in pre-season. We could not play a lot of matches except the one that we played with Sharks. Our home ground, the T and A Park was being worked on and so, that bothered us in terms of training.If I look at how we have played and created chances in the first two matches, we will help ourselves if we keep going that way.”After going past Dwarfs and Hearts, Medeama will face Liberty in Week 3 and Asante Kotoko in Week 4.last_img read more

Kevin Ollie ‘intrigued’ by Lakers coaching job, source says

first_imgThe 43-year-old Ollie is an intriguing option beyond winning an NCAA championship with the Huskies in 2014.He is seen as a rising coach that could relate to and develop younge players, such as the Lakers’ core group in D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Anthony Brown. Ollie, who played his 13th and final NBA season in 2009-10 with the Oklahoma City Thunder could represent an olive branch to Kevin Durant during free agency. Ollie also has roots here, including living in South Central Los Angeles and formerly starring at Crenshaw High. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Count Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie as one of the many presumed candidates who would be interested in coaching the Lakers.Although he has remained happy coaching the Huskies for the past four years, Ollie finds the Lakers’ head-coaching vacancy intriguing, according to a source familiar with his thinking.Though it would be viewed as a common courtesy, the Lakers would not need to seek permission from the Huskies to interview Ollie. Unlike coaches on opposing NBA teams, no NCAA program can levy tampering charges. But some complications could emerge surrounding Ollie’s contract should the Lakers want to hire him to replace Byron Scott.Ollie has three years left on his contract with UConn after signing a five-year extension in 2014. But with former Huskies athletic director Warde Manuel leaving for the University of Michigan earlier this season, Ollie has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for another team without needing to negotiate a buyout, according to sources familiar with the terms. A source added, however, those terms would not go into affect until March 2017.last_img read more

Munn promoted to be Clear Lake’s new head wrestling coach

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Doug Munn has been promoted to be Clear Lake High School’s next wrestling coach.Munn has been an assistant coach in the program for several years and has coached wrestling at various other schools before coming to Clear Lake. Munn replaces Mike Lester, who recently was named as the principal at Clear Lake Middle School.Munn will be assisted by Evan Johnson and Brad Brosdahl.last_img