GALLERY: Bristol Represented At Salisbury Walking Rugby Festival

first_imgLed by programme manager Kris Tavender, the squad put in some hugely impressive performances in their first competitive outing in a Bristol shirt.last_img

New Georgia coach Smart still with Alabama through playoff

first_imgATHENS, Ga. — Kirby Smart wore a Georgia red tie on Monday for his introductory news conference as the Bulldogs’ coach.Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is followed by his wife Mary Beth and seven-year-old twins Weston and Julia to a waiting car after a press conference where he was introduced as Georgia's new NCAA college head football coach Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Athens, Ga. Smart will continue in his current role as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff as he also begins work as Georgia's coach. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is followed by his wife Mary Beth and seven-year-old twins Weston and Julia to a waiting car after a press conference where he was introduced as Georgia’s new NCAA college head football coach Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Athens, Ga. Smart will continue in his current role as Alabama’s defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff as he also begins work as Georgia’s coach. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)He’ll have to keep his Alabama apparel for at least a few weeks, however.Smart said he will continue in his current role as Alabama’s defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff as he also begins work as Georgia’s coach.Smart said University of Georgia President Jere Morehead and athletic director Greg McGarity “were very supportive of me doing this the right way” in splitting time between Alabama and Georgia.“I don’t think it would be doing justice to walk away from those kids. Regulating my time will be very critical in the next month. It will be a challenge, but a challenge I’m up to.”Smart, the former Georgia player and assistant, was named the successor to Mark Richt as coach on Sunday.Georgia will get Smart’s full attention for one week until No. 2 Alabama begins practice for the playoff semifinal against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Eve.“I’m working on recruiting for the University of Georgia full-time,” he said. “That’s my heart and passion now. When I get back over to Tuscaloosa and I put on my other hat … I promise you, I’ll be working as hard as I can to win a national championship.”If Alabama advances to the national championship game on Jan. 11, Smart won’t be free to devote his full attention to Georgia for more than a month.Smart said he’s eager to talk with Georgia recruits. He planned a flight Monday to Washington state to visit quarterback Jacob Eason, who has committed to Georgia. Eason, ranked as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, quickly scheduled a visit to Florida last weekend after Richt was fired.“I’m going and I’m going fast,” Smart said when asked Eason.Smart began recruiting for Georgia on Sunday, immediately after he was formally approved during a meeting by the Georgia athletic association executive committee.Another key Georgia recruit, offensive lineman Ben Cleveland of Toccoa, Georgia, used his Twitter account to post a photo of his Sunday visit from Smart, who already was wearing a Georgia jacket.Smart met with Georgia players Sunday night. He said he could empathize with their loss of Richt as coach. Smart played for the Bulldogs when Georgia fired Ray Goff and hired Jim Donnan before the 1996 season.“It was definitely something I didn’t realize,” said Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert, who attended the news conference. “… He just said basically he understands the uncertainty.”Lambert said the meeting with Smart was short.“He held up his fingers and said it wasn’t that much difference between being a good and a great team,” Lambert said. “But that much is a beast. Those were his exact words.”Smart’s hiring came one week after Richt’s 15-year run as Georgia’s coach ended. Like Smart, Richt also returned to his alma mater when he was hired as Miami’s new coach.Bryan McClendon, who was Richt’s assistant head coach and also works with the receivers, will serve as Georgia’s interim head coach for the TaxSlayer Bowl matchup against Penn State in Jacksonville on Jan. 2.Smart was an administrative assistant at Georgia in 1999 before returning as running backs coach under Richt in 2005.Smart’s parents, wife Mary Beth and three young children attended the news conference. Smart’s voice cracked with emotion as he thanked his family including his father, Sonny Smart, who was his coach at Bainbridge (Georgia) High School.Hired by Alabama in 2007, Smart has been Nick Saban’s defensive coordinator since 2008.Sonny Smart said it was important that his son was with Saban “every step of the way” as Saban built the Alabama program.“To see how that process went I think is instrumental,” said the elder Smart. “And now he’s ready. … He’s as ready as he’ll ever be.”Alabama’s defense consistently ranked among the nation’s best under Smart. Alabama won its second straight Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday night in Atlanta, beating Florida 29-15.Smart was interviewed by McGarity on Saturday night and by Morehead early Sunday.The athletic association then ratified Smart, who agreed to a six-year contract worth at least $3.75 million a year. He could earn performance bonuses of up to $1.6 million if the Bulldogs win a national championship.Smart was earning $1.5 million per year at Alabama as the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the country.Richt was 145-51 with two SEC championships in 15 seasons at Georgia, but none since 2005.McGarity said he looked for a coach “who would focus on a specific, defined process of developing championship football teams on and off the field.”As a star defensive back at Georgia, Smart had 13 interceptions, the fourth-most in school history. He graduated with a degree in finance and added a master’s degree from Florida State in 2003.last_img read more

Man United to make ‘new contacts’ with club for transfer, will…

first_imgThe Belgian’s departure leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez as the three recognised players who can play up front.This could force the Red Devils to bring in a replacement for Lukaku. According to Sky Italia, United are back in for Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic.It’s claimed ‘new contacts’ are expected today between the Premier League side and the Old Lady for ‘white smoke’.United will ‘try to find’ an agreement with the Croatian for the transfer.Embed from Getty ImagesManchester United can make signings until 5pm on Thursday, which is why it’s a ‘race against time’ for them to sign the 33-year-old.Sky Italia’s report states that if United fail to sign Mandzukic, Fernando Llorente is considered an alternative. The striker is available on a free transfer after Tottenham Hotspur released him at the end of the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undo Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of joining Inter Milan and the striker has arrived in Italy to complete his transfer to the San Siro from Manchester United.last_img read more

Player ‘hoping to join’ Chelsea this summer – Blues interest in…

first_imgThat ‘s been made clear by Petr Cech, the Blues legend and the club’s technical and performance advisor, who told that Chelsea could bring in a new goalkeeper in the ongoing window, and Rennes keeper Édouard Mendy has been identified as one of the targets.Over the weekend, reports in the British press stated Chelsea are set to return with a new offer of €20m for the 28-year-old after the Ligue 1 side turned down their initial bid of €16m.However, in France, L’Equipe try to calm things down a bit by claiming the Senegal international is merely ‘attracting interest’ from the Premier League club at this stage.Embed from Getty ImagesIn response to the bold claims of bids, it’s stated Rennes have so far not received any formal offer for him and have only seen ‘signs of interest’ from Chelsea.However, the west London club’s attraction for the goalkeeper is not ‘feigned’, and according to his entourage, Mendy is ‘hoping to join’ Lampard’s side.Chelsea are considering the African’s profile to challenge Kepa for a place in the starting XI, but with Rennes ruling out any official bid for Mendy, a deal is unlikely to be concluded anytime soon.Over at TuttoMercatoWeb, they state Rennes have ‘no intention of selling’ Mendy without having a replacement ready because the 2020/21 season has started in Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoDaily Sport XShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Daily Sport XUndo Chelsea have been linked with a handful of goalkeepers this summer as Frank Lampard doesn’t seem to be a big fan of Kepa Arrizabalaga.last_img read more

Binnie creates history by winning silver at Squash Championships

first_imgGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands,  CMC – Chris Binnie copped silver at the Pan American Squash Championships here on Wednesday night, becoming the first Jamaican to ever do so at the prestigious tournament. Playing at the South Sound Squash Club, Binnie, the number one Caribbean player, went down in straight sets to the top-seeded Diego Elias of Peru 7-11, 8-11, 5-11.“It has been an amazing tournament all around, and I appreciate the support I have been getting from everyone at home in Jamaica and the Caribbean squash fraternity, who have been in my corner for all the crucial matches,” Binnie said.“All the hard work I’ve been putting in is definitely paying off, and I’ve been able to compete with some of the best players in the world, because I’ve played my best squash when it’s mattered the most.” Binnie’s road to the finals was marked by some impressive performances, none more than his victory over the defending champion, Robertino Pezzota of Argentina, 11-3, 11-4, 6-11, 11-2 in the quarter-finals.The eight-time national and regional champion also stormed back from 0-2 down to beat the higher-ranked Chris Hanson of the United States 3-11, 5-11, 14-12, 11-1, 11-8 – in the semi-finals.Binnie will now turn his focus to the team competition, where along with Lewis Walters, Bruce Burrowes, and Julian Morrison, they will try to qualify for a spot in the 2019 Pan Am Games, scheduled for next July in Lima, Peru.last_img read more

Fortunes flipped for Warriors, Rockets entering Game 6

first_img(Field Level Media) These playoff coordinates are familiar territory for the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. The parallels between this Western Conference semifinal series and the last time the Warriors and Rockets met in the playoffs came to the forefront during the third quarter of Game 5, when Golden State forward Kevin Durant suffered a right calf strain and was subsequently sidelined.The 2018 Western Conference finals turned when the Rockets lost point guard Chris Paul for the series to a hamstring injury, sustained in the waning moments of Game 5. Houston proved able to hold on for a win in that contest and secured a 3-2 series lead, but the Warriors went on to claim the series with a home win in Game 6 and another in Game 7 on the road.Now it is the Rockets who are healthy, facing a series deficit, with Game 6 slated for today at Toyota Center in Houston. Golden State secured a 104-99 win with Durant unavailable in the fourth quarter Wednesday. After an MRI on Thursday, he was ruled out for Game 6 and Sunday’s Game 7, should the Rockets extend the series to a decisive seventh game by following the pattern set by the home team claiming each game in this series.“He’s been the best player in the NBA in the playoffs. He’s been phenomenal,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday night of Durant, who leads the Warriors in scoring this postseason at 34.2 points per game.“Well, we’ll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points, two blocks and 11 boards and nine assists,” he added, facetiously, about Friday’s game plan. “It’s obviously a huge loss. Our team has a lot of confidence,” Kerr said. “We trust each other. They’ve won championships together. So we come out and give it our best shot.”What the Warriors did Wednesday night was revert to their championship form pre-Durant. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 19 of the Warriors’ 32 points in the fourth period, with Thompson feeding Draymond Green for a critical 3-pointer at the 3:22 mark before converting a layup with 4.1 seconds left to secure the victory.Durant, the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP, has buoyed the Warriors with his isolation brilliance in these playoffs; without him, Golden State was closer to its vintage, egalitarian style. How the Rockets adjust defensively in Game 6 will determine if their season again comes to an end at the hands of the Warriors. With Durant unexpectedly lost, Kerr leaned on reserve center Kevin Looney at critical moments, and Looney played a vital role in Golden State winning the rebounding battle once again. The Warriors grabbed 12 offensive boards and finished with a plus-6 advantage on field-goal attempts, staples of their close victories in Games 1 and 2.“It varies. Every game it’s something different,” Rockets guard James Harden said. “(In Game 5), they got more offensive rebounds. They got a lot more open looks off those offensive rebounds, and that’s what it is. In the games that we won, they didn’t get those opportunities.“In Game 6, we’ve got to be better. We’ve got to rebound the basketball as a team and not leak out, and try to limit their easy points, their slip opportunities, their open 3s and things like that.” Additionally, the Rockets have to recall the task that comes from playing without a key contributor.The Warriors were able to take advantage last postseason as Paul watched Games 6 and 7 from the bench. That the Rockets failed to do the same in Game 5, despite the advantage that came with Durant hobbled, left plenty questioning if they eased off the gas after he departed.“I don’t think we ever relaxed,” Paul said. “We’ve just got to be better.”last_img read more

The Caps Must Put An End to Slow Starts

first_imgThrough 65 games the Washington Capitals have the best record in the National Hockey League at 44-14-7 (95 points).Virtually every form of online power rankings, whether it’s ESPN.COM, NHL.COM, or TSN.CA, has the Caps in the top spot in the league.Reading the national press clippings after the acquisition of defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, it’s pretty clear that most hockey experts believe the Capitals have the best team in the league and they have their greatest chance to finally win a Stanley Cup.In terms of the best team in the league, well there is a certain club in the state of Pennsylvania that is still the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, so until the Capitals or someone else beats them, the Penguins continue to lay claim to the best team in the league title, in my book.However, the experts are right that this is the Caps best chance ever to win a championship. I’ve been watching this franchise since 1974-75 and have seen some very good hockey teams that have put themselves in the Cup conversation, such as the 1985-86, 1991-92, 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2015-16 squads. They were all very good, yet they failed to bring home Lord Stanley.Not one of those rosters was as talented and as deep as this current team. General Manager Brian MacLellan has done an absolutely amazing job of building a serious Cup contender from where he started from just three years ago. There are no holes after the Shattenkirk, Lars Eller, and Brett Connolly acquisitions that have occurred since last May’s loss to the Penguins. Coach Barry Trotz has changed the culture in the organization, for the better, and in his three seasons as Caps bench boss, the team has the best regular season record in the NHL.Simply put, they have the talent and the coaching to put themselves in position to get the job done.But all of that will amount to no more than a hill of beans in the spring if they don’t immediately address a big issue that has seriously crept back into their game, once again: SLOW STARTS!From December 31st to February 11th, the Capitals went on a tear, jumping on their opponents early and often and in the process they scored five or more goals at the Verizon Center in 11 straight games, which tied an NHL record with the 1970-71 Boston Bruins. It was almost routine to see the Caps come out and score a goal in the first 10 minutes and put their opponents on their heels quickly. The way they played during that stretch reminded me of how Pittsburgh played from January 1st, 2016 until Sidney Crosby ultimately lifted his second Stanley Cup last June. They came out fast and they made their opponents feel uncomfortable instantly. Coach Trotz was then able to roll all four lines and all three defensive pairs to wear out the opposition; much like Mike Sullivan did last season. There was no “chasing the game” from Washington. They were playing the right way.Since the bye week, however, Washington is a pedestrian 5-3-1 (11 points), but in only two of those games (at Nashville and vs. Edmonton) did they have a first 20 minutes that compared to what we saw before everyone took off for the beaches or the mountains for five days on February 12th. Basically, the Capitals have not been very close to the club we saw in the first 56 games. This post bye week team has been too lackadaisical in their efforts and their performances are eerily reminiscent of what we saw in the last couple of months of the 2015-16 regular season. That’s very concerning to me, we all know how last season ended, and I’d like to think the Caps players feel the same way.On Monday night against the speedy Dallas Stars, the slow starts reached a boiling point. The Stars scored just 1:48 into the contest and would build a three goal lead by the six minute mark of period two. Sure the referees missed blatant goaltender interference on the first tally, but when you come out like you’ve been listening to “I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow for hours before the game and let a team that has very slim playoff hopes skate all over you, you are putting yourselves at the mercy of the zebras. If the Caps come out strong, the goalie interference never happens and Coach Trotz doesn’t have to use his challenge before the contest is two minutes old. Washington has no one to blame but themselves for the sleep walking they did early on to end up so far behind the eight ball and as a result, they were the ones “chasing the game.”After last season’s devastating loss to the Penguins, the club talked about having better starts to games and also developing a killer instinct. This was a very valid point, especially given that in games 2, 3, and 6 of the Pittsburgh series the Capitals got off to horrendous starts and found themselves expending massive energy to rally before losing each of those contests, and ultimately the series. The slow starts and lack of killer instinct also goes back to the Rangers series in the spring of May 2015 (see Game 6 and losing a 3-1 series lead).Those teams had some holes, no doubt, and MacLellan has filled them, but the Capitals have reverted in the last three weeks with a subpar effort to the start of games. After the loss to Dallas, Coach Trotz said the fix to the problem has to come from “the room.”To paraphrase Colonel Jessup from A Few Good Men, “You’re doggone right it does!”This starts with the team’s leadership, specifically Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Brooks Orpik. All three of those players were guilty of terrible starts on Monday night and that’s just not acceptable. In fact, since the bye week, each game I find myself wondering, outside of T.J. Oshie, who in the top six is going to show up consistently (“Osh Babe” and the bottom six pretty much bring the effort every game).Ovechkin told the media recently that it’s time to stop talking about winning the Cup and do something about it this spring. Well, this is when #8 needs to start stepping up and getting this team ready to play and rolling for the playoffs. He also needs to improve on his defensive zone play, because it’s slipped, once again. In hockey, offense comes from good defense, and he can certainly perform much better in his own zone than we’ve seen lately. His back checking has greatly improved over the last three seasons, but once he’s pinned in the defensive area, he’s struggled, especially this year. With his skill set, that can easily be changed with more effort, focus, and attention to detail. In fact, every player on this team should be looking at where they can get better, if they want to win the Cup.There are 17 games left and just over a month before the hardest round of the playoffs to win, the first one, will commence. There is no finding your game once the post season starts. You need to be clicking and heading into that first week with momentum. Again, see Pittsburgh last season.The Capitals, right now, don’t have any momentum, they’ve lost it on the beach, skiing, and doing other off-ice activities since February 11th. During their recent three game homestand, they scored a total of five goals. Oshie told me after the loss to Dallas that some nights the puck just doesn’t bounce your way and he also pointed out that it seemed like for a stretch this season, before the bye week, everything was going in. He’s correct that luck is a factor, but in sports, you mostly make your own fortune. The Capitals were scoring so many goals in January and early February because they were working hard to get pucks and bodies to the net via the quality scoring areas. They haven’t been working hard enough or very efficiently since the bye week to regain their offensive prowess. Oshie is the exception to that, all you have to do is look at his goal on Monday night, and I’ll give Ovechkin credit there for creating chaos in front of Caps killer Kari Lehtonen. Backstrom’s goal came from right in front, too, so the team can learn from the film of the Stars tilt to see what they need to do to start lighting the lamp again. To me it all starts with effort and attention to detail, the problem was it came too late on Monday night, nearly 30 minutes into the game.When the Caps get an early lead, they are so deadly because of their depth. Oshie reiterated on Monday night that “depth” is the strength of this team. When you have 20 guys all pulling on the rope and four lines and three defensive pairs that can play, it makes the other team work extra hard and take chances to rally from behind. That opens up the ice for scoring chances for the Capitals, and they were burying them to the tune of nearly five pucks a night during that January to mid-February stretch. It was not pure luck, it was the result of playing the right way.This is a tremendous opportunity that this Capitals team has this spring to win a championship. Teams like this, on paper, don’t come around very often and to hear the players talk, they are a very close knit group, as well. We’ve heard from the players and MacLellan that the chemistry is right with this crew.It’s time to build on that and dial everything in on hockey for the next three plus months, starting with this upcoming three game road trip to California that starts Thursday in San Jose. 10 players need new contracts after this campaign, so they can’t fall back on MacLellan filling roster holes in the offseason or relying on throwing out catch phrases like “fixing the slow starts” or “finding a killer instinct” for next year to buy themselves time. The future is now. This team will never be the same or as stacked as it is now. Talk is cheap and I can’t help but think that these guys don’t want to endure another painful playoff disappointment and the doom and gloom of another breakdown day without a Stanley Cup.Connolly told me back in December that if this club works on its habits, they can get to where they want to go. They did that in January and early February and were extremely successful, but the BAD habits have crept back in.So to each and every player on this team, I have one thing to say if they want to become legends and deliver the Capitals their first Championship: IT IS TIME TO WORK AND BE 100% COMMITTED AND FOCUSED ON HOCKEY.That way they will be playing the proper way and have the right habits come April 12th or whenever game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is officially scheduled.If they do that, they can definitely beat anyone.If they don’t, then to paraphrase the late great Herb Brooks.They’ll take this wasted season to their freaking grave.THEIR FREAKING GRAVE!last_img read more

False alarm hopefully signals Machado saga nearing conclusion

first_imgBALTIMORE — For a few moments on Sunday, it looked like the end might finally be upon us.Orioles utility man Jace Peterson standing in the on-deck circle to hit for Manny Machado in the bottom of the fourth inning naturally made one wonder if the All-Star shortstop had finally been traded after months of speculation and the ever-changing rumors of recent weeks. Upon seeing Tim Beckham slide over to shortstop and Peterson enter the game in the top of the fifth, reporters began scanning the Baltimore dugout to see if Machado was in the process of hugging his teammates and coaches goodbye.It proved to be a false alarm as manager Buck Showalter removed the 26-year-old from the game due to the messy infield conditions that followed a 26-minute rain delay. Machado enjoyed the rest of the game from the dugout, wearing a hooded Orioles sweatshirt.“We know what’s going on, the potential,” Showalter said. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that was all it. My thought on that is what are you telling the other eight people? Obviously, there’s a different situation going on with Manny. That’s just frankly. You all know that. That had a lot to do with it.”The Orioles were smart to play it safe, but you hope his exit from the 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers signals an imminent resolution to his immediate future. If Machado competing on an infield exposed to roughly 10 minutes of rain was too risky, the thought of him playing in as many as 10 more second-half games before the July 31 trade deadline sounds just as reckless.With interview questions having already shifted from hypothetical to reflective without anything officially happening to this point, pulling the trigger on a deal as soon as possible — perhaps before the Orioles resume action in Toronto on Friday — would be what’s best for all parties. Showalter noted how proud he was of his club maintaining its focus with the saga now reaching the diamond, but it’s a band-aid that needs to be ripped away after slowly being peeled over the first 3 1/2 months of a nightmare season.Showalter said he expects Machado to represent the Orioles in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, but Sunday brought into sharper focus the risk the organization is taking every time his name is written into the lineup. It’s enough to make you wonder how much further executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and the organization should go to try to maximize their trade return.“A month ago, he wouldn’t have come out of the game,” Showalter said. “We know that. You know [that]. You’re smart. I think you know what’s going on.”Yes, we all know what’s coming as Sunday provided a few moments of what that reality will be like.Hopefully, it’s much sooner than later for everyone’s sake.last_img read more

Oyeniyi Delighted With Silver Medal Feat In Asaba (Audio)

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAsaba 2018: Oyeniyi, Kelechi Boost Medal Haul To 14 For Team NigeriaAugust 5, 2018In “Athletics”I Achieved My Target In Asaba – Alkana (Audio)August 5, 2018In “Athletics”Yinka Ajayi Delighted To Win Medal For Nigeria (Audio)August 4, 2018In “Athletics” Nigerian sprinter Abejoye Oyeniyi is delighted with his performance after he won silver in the 110m hurdles final at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba, Delta State.Despite playing second fiddle to race winner and gold medallist Antonio Alkana of South Africa who won the event in 13.51s on Saturday, Abejoye Oyeniyi was happy to clinch a silver medal for Nigeria.Reacting to his feat, Oyeniyi said: “I am happy with the position (second), I’m really really happy.”On his future plans, he said: “I want to start preparing for the world championship next year.”Abejoye Oyeniyi returned with a time of 13.51s to take silver ahead of bronze medallist Wellington Zaza of Liberia (13.88s).Ogieriakhi Martins of Nigeria ran the race in 13.93s to finish in fourth position.last_img read more

Simon Cowell reportedly hospitalized after fall this morning, now back home

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico The British tabloid The Sun has photos of the America’s Got Talent and former American Idol judge giving a thumbs up, presumably after returning home from the hospital visit.  The paper reported that the 58-year-old music mogul was taken out of his London home by stretcher early this morning and brought to the hospital for tests.A source told the paper that Cowell was going down the stairs at 6:45am to get some hot milk because he couldn’t sleep. He apparently fainted and fell down the stairs.It’s not clear if Cowell will appear tonight on his U.K. show, The X Factor.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Art Streiber/NBC(LONDON) — Simon Cowell is reportedly back home after being hospitalized Friday morning following a fall.center_img Relatedlast_img read more