Murray kicks off Wimbledon action

first_imgIt’s Day 1 of this year’s Wimbledon with the men’s and women’s first round getting underway.Men’s top seed and reigning champion Andy Murray gets play started on centre court when he plays Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.Also in action today are Rafa Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova. Photo: © pixabaylast_img

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Tipp Senior Hurling Championship semi-final line up complete

first_imgBorrisoleigh are into the last four in the senior hurling championship for the first time since 2013 after they beat Loughmore Castleiney in a close encounter yesterday evening.Loughmore led 0-11 to 0-10 at half time but the North champions stormed into the game hitting a purple patch late in the 2nd half in which Niall Kenny rattled the net helping Borris to a 1-18 to 0-14 lead.The Mid side hit the last 1-3 of the game but a consolation goal from Noel McGrath on full time wasn’t enough to earn a draw as Borris ran out one point winners on a 1-18 to 1-17 scorelineAfter the game Borris manager Johnny Kelly told Tipp FM Sport they knew it would be a close game.On Saturday Eire Og Annacarty and Thurles Sarsfield booked their place in the County Senior Hurling Semi Finals next weekend after wins over Mullinahone and Kilruane McDonaghs respectively.Eire Og – who were down to 13 men after two sending offs – saw off Mullinahone by the narrowest of margins 2-13 to 1-15While Kilruane forced Thurles Sarsfield into extra time after it ended all square in normal time – and despite battling bravely, two early goals in extra time from Sars Lar Corbett and Pa Bourke secured victory for Paddy McCormack’s side. Drom & Inch are through to the County Senior Hurling semi finals after they defeated West champions Clonoulty Rossmore 2-26 to 1-14 at Semple Stadium.Leading 0-12 to 1-7 at the break Drom picked up the pace in the 2nd half with two goals arriving from Joey Maher and Seamus Callanan.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport after the game Drom Inch chairman John Egan said they knew they’d need a good performance to overcome Clonoulty. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

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Tipp denied win over Kilkenny in Nowlan Park thriller

first_imgPremier Manager Michael Ryan says despite the loss, the team are walking away with a stronger squad after incorporating lots of new blood in yesterdays panel. He spoke to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson about his decision to keep players like Paudie Maher on the sidelines: Photo © Tipp FM Tipperary’s hopes of a win against Kilkenny in the National Hurling League were denied in a thrilling finale in Nowlan Park on Sunday.Brian Cody’s side won a cracking Division 1A contest by 2-22 to 2-21, with the loss meaning that Tipp must beat Cork next Sunday to reach the quarter-finals.Kilkenny’s Richie Leahy sealed the winning point for the Cats in the last minute of extra time.last_img

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Smart Nigerians Seeking Easy Stay in Putin’s Country

first_imgDespite the fact that all African teams fell in the first round hurdles, some of the fans that came here for the tournament are still very much around. Some smart ones exploited the relaxed atmosphere to cross borders into some of the countries around Russia. Several others with no intentions to go back home have been making moves to hook Russian babes with the prospects of getting papers to stay.A Nigerian who has been resident in Moscow told THISDAY that Russia is not like any other European city where asylum is easy. “For you to get papers here, it takes more than getting hooked to a Russian girl here.Asylum is even more difficult as it is very rare for the authorities to grant someone coming from Africa. It may take years and even then, only the President has the power to grant that.” Given the scenario painted by this Nigerian who schooled here and has been living in the Russian capital city for more than 20 years, it remains to be seen how these our brothers will survive here.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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21 Former African Stars for The Match in Lagos Next…

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeTwenty-one African football legends including Didier Drogba and Liberian President, George Weah, have been selected to participate in ‘The Match: A Celebration of Excellence in Sport’ project scheduled to hold March 16, 2019.Also, the game is part of the events lined up to reopen Onikan Stadium under reconstruction to meet FIFA standard.Some of the other former stars of the Beautiful Game in the continent who have been approached to join in extolling the giant strides made by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode include Senegal’s El -Hajj Diouf, Drogba’s former Elephants teammate, Kolo Toure, Ghanaian duo of Michael Essien and Stephen Appiah. Former French star, Christian Karembu is also on the card to storm Lagos. From the home front, ex internationals like Samson Siasia, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Joseph Yobo, Julius Aghahowa and several others have been listed to participate in the African All-Stars versus Nigerian Legends.Speaking at a media parley in Lagos yesterday to announce the project, Akanni who along with Samson Siasia are the chief architects of The Match, said Gov Ambode has made laudable sports development in Lagos that he’s worth celebrating.“As internationals, we have seen the infrastructural developments in Lagos under Gov Ambode. The Onikan Stadium that has been abandoned over the years is under reconstruction to meet FIFA standard. Teslim Balogun Stadium is undergoing similar reconstruction while the Agege and Epe Stadiums are in fantastic shape not to talk of the Maracana Sports complex in Ajegunle. These and other laudable efforts of Gov Ambode in providing sports infrastructure, we believe, are aimed at providing the enabling environment for youths to thrive and achieve their dreams in sports,” explained the former Super Eagles player.Akanni further hinted that part of the proceeds from the event will go into supporting families of distressed ex Nigerian international players.“If you go around, you will see several former footballers who served this country in several capacities but unable to meet up in life. We will support their children’s education where ever possible.”A representative of Drogba who flew into Lagos for the media session lauded the project of celebrating African former legends and urged organizers of the project to provide adequate security and logistics for the invited former African stars.Present at the event which held at the Regent Hotel inside Ikeja GRA were former Green Eagles captain, Henry Nwosu, Tajudeen Disu and Ifeanyi Udeze.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Didier Drogbalast_img read more

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NFF Congress Ratifies Postponement of State FA Elections

first_imgAn extra-ordinary General Assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation yesterday ratified the decision of the NFF Executive Committee of 26thJanuary 2019 to postpone the elections into the Boards of the Football Associations in the 36 States and the FCT.At an emergency meeting (e-meeting), the NFF Excutive Committee had decided:“That given the various complaints that have been received and ventilated in several fora regarding the ongoing electoral processes geared towards the conduct of elections into the Football Associations of the 36 States and the FCT, and against the backdrop of the nationwide elections taking place between February and March 2019, the Executive Committee resolved that the current electoral processes in the States be suspended immediately. “Executive Committee has thus charged the NFF Football Reform Committee, which composition was approved by the NFF Congress at its Annual General Assembly in Asaba, Delta on 24th October 2018, to see the pattern, composition and electoral processes as one of its major assignments in the work of recommending a comprehensive reform of Nigerian Football.”In Lagos yesterday, with all 44 Members of the NFF present alongside the NFF Executive Committee, at the meeting held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, the decision was unanimously ratified after a motion moved to that effect by former NFF 1st Vice President and current Chairman of the Imo State Football Association, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam. The motion was seconded by Mohammed Nasir Saidu, Chairman of the Sokoto State Football Association.The NFF Executive Committee had also asked each of the Football Associations of the 36 States and the FCT to hold an extra-ordinary Congress (before the expiration of its tenure) to pick a new date between 26th May and 30th June 2019 as the terminal date for its board and date for its Elective Congress, to be presided over by the current boards of respective State FAs recognized by the NFF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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NWPL Down to the Wire as Top Teams Battle for Super…

first_imgThe Match-day 6 of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NPFL) which is the last games of the regular season for all the 16 clubs in the Premier League will today end in a photo finish.In Group A, both Rivers Angels on 10 points and Delta Queens on 8 points, are faced with the opportunity of booking a place in the Super 4.Delta Queens will host table toppers Rivers Angels at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. A win for Delta Queens will take them to 11 points and a place in Super 4. While a win for Rivers Angels will give them 13 unassailable points and a clear lead to play in the Super 4. A draw for the two teams may not be a comfortable option, especially as FC Robo of Lagos who are also on 8 points with Delta Queens may snatch the single slot of Group A, if they end up beating Osun Babes by 2-0 at the Osogbo Township Stadium. Osun Babes may also have to play for their lives, as a loss to FC Robo will take them on relegation to the lower division.In Group B, Adamawa Queens are topping the standing on 11points, while Edo Queens are second on 10 points.It’s a dicey situation in Group B as Adamawa and Edo will be engaged in fierce battles respectively in Lagos against Dream Stars at the Agege Stadium and Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.Adamawa will battle Dream Stars in Lagos for an outright win, which would take them to 14 points and a place in Super 4. Anything short of three points on away ground would be a precarious one for them.It would be a tough task, as a loss or scoreless draw for Dream Stars would confirm their return to the lower division, which they just left a season ago.At the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Edo Queens must beat the recently motivated Heartland Queens to earn three solid points.A draw for Edo Queens would end their ambition of playing in the Super 4 and confirm Adamawa Queens for their first ever appearance in the Super 4. Edo Queens will be going to Owerri with all their arsenal’s as they badly need a win and pray for Adamawa Queens to lose in Lagos. A loss would take Dream Stars to relegation.In Group C, table toppers Bayelsa Queens on 10 points, will host former champions, Nasarawa Amazon on 4 points at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.A win for Bayelsa is important to wade off the threat of Sunshine Queens of Akure who are on 7 points. The Amazons are far away from the Super 4 challenge, but a loss for them in Bayelsa and a win or draw for Kaduna Queens, will take the Christopher Danjuma Girls to relegation, as Kaduna will come to 7 points or 5 points, higher than their current 4 points. A loss for Kaduna Queens means relegation.In Group D, Lokoja and Abia will be on fire, as table toppers Ibom Angels on 9 points must defeat home team Abia Angels on their home ground to book a place in the Super 4. Though Abia Angels coached by former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Ann Agumanu Chiejine, don’t have any fears as they are on safety mode with 7 points, with newly promoted Invincible Angels, are on 4 points deep in relegation waters.For Ibom Angels to go to Super 4, they must beat Abia Angels in Abia. A draw game will be dangerous, if Confluence Queens in second place with 8 points eventually beat Invincible Angels in Lokoja.If Confluence Queens beat Invincible Angels, they will get 11 points to go to Super 4.This is the first time all the last games in the Nigeria Women Premier League are equal to cup final going by the importance and value of the results for teams that want to pick the tickets to the Super 4 or those who want to remain in the Premier League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction, team, top picks, MLB 2020 season live

first_imgLast Updated: 27th August, 2020 19:41 IST SLC Vs PBP Dream11 Prediction, Team, Top Picks, MLB 2020 Season Live The Saint Louis Cardinals take on Pittsburgh Pirates in a two-game series during the 2020 MLB season on Thursday. Here’s our SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 27th August, 2020 19:41 IST SLC vs PBP Dream11 top picks for captain: Gregory Polanco, Dexter Fowler SLC vs PBP Dream11 top picks for vice- captain: Paul Goldschmidt, Bryan Reynolds Cardinals: Dexter Fowler, Paul Goldschmidt, Jack Flaherty, Andrew Knizner, Harrison Bader, Justin Williams, Tyler ONeill, Brad Miller, Paul DeJong, Kwang Hyun Kim. Pirates: Gregory Polanco, Bryan Reynolds, KeBryan Hayes, Colin Moran, Derek Holland, John Murphy, Jarrod Dyson, Jason Martin, Josh Bell, Chad Kuhl Also Read: Tigers Beat Cubs 7-6; Heyward Sits Out Amid Player ProtestsSLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction Our SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction is that Saint Louis Cardinals will beat the Pittsburgh Pirates and take the series 2-0. Note: The SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction, SLC vs PBP Dream11 top picks and SLC vs PBP Dream11 team is based on our own analysis. The SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction does not guarantee positive results. (Image Courtesy: mlb.com) Also Read: Brewers Manager Counsell Proud Of Players, Says “they Did A Courageous Thing.”SLC vs PBP Dream11 team: SLC vs PBP Dream11 top picks Outfielders: Gregory Polanco, Bryan Reynolds, Dexter Fowler Infielders:  Paul Goldschmidt, Colin Moran, Paul DeJong, Brad Miller Pitcher: Kwang Hyun Kim Catcher: Jacob Stallings Sreehari Menon center_img The Saint Louis Cardinals (SLC) will host the Pittsburgh Pirates (PBP) in their the first of their two-game series of the 2020 MLB season this week. The contest will be played at the Busch Stadium on Thursday, August 27 (Friday 12:45 AM IST). Fans can play the SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction game on the fantasy sports app – Dream11. Here is our SLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction, SLC vs PBP Dream11 top picks and SLC vs PBP Dream11 team.Also Read: Cardinals Score 4 In 9th, Beat KC; Fowler, Flaherty Sit OutSLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction and preview The Saint Louis Cardinals are second in the Northern League Central standings and boast of a 11-9 win-loss record. The Cardinals have won six of their last 10 games, and have a dominating 7-3 home record. The Pittsburgh Pirates, on the other hand, are fifth in the Northern League Central standings, with a 7-19 record. The Pirates have a dreadful away record, winning only two of their 12 games. Cardinals are fresh from their three-game series win against the Kansas City Royals, while the Pirates were drubbed at the hands of the Chicago White Sox in their series. Also Read: NBA, MLB, MLS Postpone Games On August 26 In Historic Move After Jacob Blake’s ShootingSLC vs PBP Dream11 prediction: Expected Line-ups COMMENT SLC vs PBP Dream11 team SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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