Injury forces early halt to Clonmel – Kilfeacle clash

first_imgYesterday’s all-Tipperary clash in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League between Clonmel and Kilfeacle couldn’t be played to a conclusion due to a knee injury suffered by the referee.Clonmel led 20-3 when the match was stopped after 72 minutes.The other top flight side from the Premier – Clanwilliam – beat Muskerry 26-12 in Tipp Town.last_img

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270 Medals Up for Grabs in Wike Wrestling Championship

first_imgNo fewer than 270 medals are up for grabs at the maiden edition of Governor Nyesom Wike National Wrestling championship billed for Port Harcourt from November 23 through November 30, 2017.This was disclosed at a press briefing held in Port Harcourt by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) headed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, alongside other members of the committee. According to him, no fewer than 600 wrestlers from 24 states have so far registered to compete for honours, while more states are expected before the deadline for registration.The LOC chairman further disclosed that Rivers was not just hosting, but is prepared to do battle, as no less than 90 wrestlers from the state would be seeking for honours on the podium.He stressed that adequate arrangements have been made for security, adding that the state has hosted numerous events in the last two years without a single security being recorded.Also speaking, the Alternate Chairman of the Media/Publicity Sub-committee, Honour Sirawoo, who read the schedule of programme, stated that the LOC has made necessary arrangement for a hitch-free championship, pointing out that Rivers has always been known for hosting credible events.He urged sports journalists to play their roles as a way of engendering a successful championship and emphasized the need to cross check issues before going to press, noting that the image of Nigeria is sacrosanct.Sirawoo, who is also the president of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), explained further that wrestlers, officials, journalists and members of the public are assured of good time as Governor Nyesom Wike has provided the necessary logistics for a successful championship.On the issue of doping, the chairman of the Medical subcommittee and Rivers Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike said appropriate medical facilities have been put in place to checkmate drug cheats and other medical issues.Teams and technical officials are expected to arrive on the November 23, the challenge commences on November 26, while the official opening and unveiling of logo for the 2018 African Wrestling Championship is scheduled for November 27.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Youth Devt Stimulates Aiteo’s Sponsorship of Nigerian Football

first_img“Third, Aiteo itself is on a journey to help Africa capture the energy within and the most assured vehicle through which this can be done is to harness the youths who continue to represent the driving force of our continent. Fourth, our near-obsessive love for football in Nigeria brings us closer, blurs lines of ethnic divides and douses major forms of people-differences,’’ he added.Legends of the national team also highlighted the positive changes in the Nigerian football scene since the inception of the partnership between Aiteo and the NFF. Former winger and African Cup of Nations winner, Segun Odegbami commended Aiteo for investing in Nigerian football.According to Odegbami: “It is fantastic, it is great. The company is rewarding the Super Eagles and promoting football, so it is a positive thing.” Former Super Eagles and Inter Milan FC defender, Taribo West urged the company to continue its partnership with the NFF.“It is wonderful and progressive. We pray that they will not stop here but do more for football in Nigeria,” he said.Aiteo signed a N2.5billion sponsorship agreement with the NFF in 2017 which directly catered to the payment of salaries to coaches of the football teams and the clearing of outstanding debts to erstwhile coaches. The company subsequently took up sponsorship of the oldest indigenous football competition, The Federation Cup, thereby renaming it ‘’Aiteo Cup.’’As part of its sponsorship, the company increased the prize money from N2million and N1million to N25million and N10million for the male and female winners respectively while the runners-up receive N10million and N5million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Indigenous energy conglomerate and Official Optimum Partner of the Nigerian Football Federation, Aiteo Group, reaffirmed its pledge to youth capacity development in Nigeria and across the African continent through its sponsorship of football at the second edition of the annual Aiteo-NFF Awards in Lagos.In a keynote speech by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Group, Benedict Peters, Aiteo reiterated that positively influencing the youthful population of Nigeria informed its decision to venture into football sponsorship.According to Peters: ‘‘First, we believe a deep commitment to encouraging and empowering Nigeria – and Africa’s youth population through the compellingly attractive medium of sport. Second, it is indisputable that the availability of sporting talent remains one of Nigeria’s most assured resources. Nigeria possesses these resources not only in abundance but in quantities capable of supporting global domination,’’ Deputy Managing Director of Aiteo Group, Francis Peters, Secretary General of FIFA, Fatma Samoura and NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick at the 2nd Aiteo-NFF Awards last_img read more

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Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

first_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 11th August, 2020 07:13 ISTcenter_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago.The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. Upon clearing waivers, he’ll revert to the reserve list for non-football injuries. Smith, who played mostly on special teams as a rookie, was a fifth-round draft pick out of USC in 2019.Smith announced on his Instagram account on Saturday that he needs open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve he was born with.“It is really a blessing that we found this as my heart is severely enlarged and wouldn’t have lasted much longer,” Smith said. “The Lord works in mysterious ways, but I could really feel him on this one!”He said the procedure won’t be career ending.“By no means am I ready to be done playing football,” Smith posted. “There is still so much more I want to accomplish on the field.” Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 07:13 IST Vikings LB Cam Smith To Miss Season Due To Heart Condition Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago.last_img read more

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Haley wins at Daytona after teammates crash on final lap

first_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Justin Haley won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night after his teammates wrecked on the final lap.AJ Allmendinger was leading when Kaulig Racing teammate Ross Chastain tried to make a move on the inside. Chastain made contact with Allmendinger, turning him sideways and collecting both. Austin Cindric also was involved.Haley slipped through and took the checkered flag.“I hope we get some good ratings on that one,” Chastain said. “It’s terrible to run into your teammate like that. It must be my fault.”No doubt, and Chastain quickly realized that while watching a replay.“I hate it, man,” said Chastain, who is trying to get a full-time ride in the premier Cup Series. “It’s not going to help me moving forward. Coming to the checkered, what am I supposed to do? Finish second?”It was Haley’s second win of the season, both at superspeedways. He also picked up a victory in the Cup Series at Daytona last year, claiming a rain-shortened event.The Kaulig cars looked like the ones to beat over the final two stages. The only question was which one would end up in victory lane.It looked to be Allmendinger or Chastain over the final 20 laps, with Chastain fending off every challenge from Cindric and Chase Briscoe — the series’ top two cars all season.In the end, it was Haley — another shocker for him.Image credits: AP center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 07:52 IST Haley Wins At Daytona After Teammates Crash On Final Lap Justin Haley won the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night after his teammates wrecked on the final lap First Published: 29th August, 2020 07:52 ISTlast_img read more

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LPGA to allow caddies in carts to cope with extreme heat

first_img FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 06:29 IST LPGA To Allow Caddies In Carts To Cope With Extreme Heat Players can ride in carts during practice rounds and caddies can use them during the tournament to cope with the extreme heat expected for the ANA Inspiration next week in the California desert LIVE TV First Published: 4th September, 2020 06:29 ISTcenter_img Players can ride in carts during practice rounds and caddies can use them during the tournament to cope with the extreme heat expected for the ANA Inspiration next week in the California desert.The LPGA announced the decision on its website Thursday.Traditionally the first major of the season, the ANA Inspiration was moved from the first weekend in April to Sept. 10-13 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the tour to shut down for five months.Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA Tour’s chief operations officer, said in a memo to players and caddies that temperatures are expected to range from 105 to 115 degrees. Considering this year has been all about health and safety, “we will be allowing caddies to take carts for the week.”“We have consulted with our medical team and feel this is the best decision to keep our caddies safe and healthy during this extreme heat,” she said.Caddies can choose to walk and push carts are an option. The LPGA said players can ride in carts during the practice rounds, but walking is required during the championship.Also, caddies will have bibs instead of the traditional coveralls at Mission Hills Country Club. The LPGA has bought 1,500 cooling towels for players, caddies, staff and volunteers.“This was the date that we needed to play the ANA Inspiration and hold a major,” Daly-Donofrio said. “We’re watching the forecast and know it’s going to be hot. And we do not want to put the health of our caddies at risk. Will it look odd? Yes, especially for a major championship. But we’re not going to sacrifice the health of our athletes or caddies for optics.”Image credits: AP COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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