Eaglets shove aside Korea, ready for World Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts NSCDC dismisses officer over alleged murder Korea issues 1,424 visas to Nigerians in two years Korea, Nigeria trade volume decreases Golden Eaglets of Nigeria showed class as they defeated South Korea 4-2 in their second friendly game played at HWT Sports Academy in Sao Paulo on Wednesday evening.Samson Tijani’s shot outside the box was headed into goal by Divine Nwachukwu in the 6th minute. It was an early goal, but the South Koreans were not rattled by the goal. Rather, they attacked their more illustrious opponents and were rewarded by a penalty three minutes later after Usman Mohammed fouled Hong Sungwook inside the box.Steven Sunday in goal for Nigeria streched full lenght in an attempt to stop the low drive penalty taken by Oh Jaehyeok, but he could not stop the kick from.It was 1-1 after 10 minutes. The Koreas were all over the Eaglets, piling pressure, winning the balls in the midfield tussle and launching attack after attack, but their efforts only yielded some corner kicks and some shots on goal, which failed to beat Sunday. The Koreans were rewarded with another corner kick in the 40th minute and this time around, it was well taken by Lee Taeseok and Choi Minseo rose highest to nod the ball into the net and give the Asians the lead 2-1. The lead only lasted for a minute as the Golden Eaglets equalized through a goal mouth scramble. Olakunle Olusegun was well positioned to hit a low drive into the net.Monsur Abdulsalam and Divine Nwachukwu gave way for Akinkunmi Amoo and Jabaar Ibraheem at the begining of second half. The fresh legs gave the Eaglets fresh initiatives in the attack. When it appeared that the game was headed for a draw with five minutes remaining, Jabaar set up Olusegun again with a defence splitting pass and the attacker dribbled both the defender and the goalkeeper to make it 3-2 for Nigeria in the 86th minute.Eaglets saved the best goal for the last when Jabaar laid a pass for Charles Etim at the edge of the box and the defender hit the ball with a curly shot that sailed into the net to give Nigeria a 4-2 victory. Tags: Korealast_img read more

McGinley handed Olympics role

first_imgRyder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley will once again lead Rory McIlroy into major competition after being announced as a leader of Ireland’s Olympic golf team for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. The 47-year-old from Dublin led Europe to Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles in September and was hailed by McIlroy, the Belfast-born world number one who has opted to play for Ireland in Rio. Following the Ryder Cup success, McIlroy said: “He has just been the most wonderful captain. I think I speak on behalf of all the 12 players and say he couldn’t have done anything else. He was fantastic. Press Associationcenter_img “From the first day we got here, the speeches that he gave, the videos he showed us, the people that he got in to talk to us, the imagery in the team room, it all tied in together. “It was all part of the plan, all for the cause of trying to win this Ryder Cup, and he was meticulous in his planning. He left no stone unturned.” The Olympic Council of Ireland announced 17 leaders, including: McGinley (golf), Kevin Ankrom (athletics), Joseph Hennigan (boxing), Brian Nugent (cycling), Sally Filmer (gymnastics), Mike Heskin (hockey), Peter Banks (swimming). Also named were Tom Reidy (badminton), Ike Jacob (canoeing), Jeffrey C McCready (clay pigeon shooting), Triona Connors (horse sport), Ciaran Ward (judo), Lindsey Weedon (modern pentathlon), Morten Espersen (rowing), Gillian McDarby (rugby sevens), James O’Callaghan (sailing) and Chris Kitchen (triathlon). The leaders are “the person having the overall responsibility for that sport”, the Olympic Council of Ireland said. “They will also be accountable for their athletes’ performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, under the overall leadership of the Team Ireland chef de Mmssion, Kevin Kilty.” last_img read more

Registrations begins for DEFY swim lessons

first_imgELLSWORTH — Registration has begun for swim lessons at the Down East Family YMCA later this month, DEFY announced in a statement Friday.Swim lessons will begin Monday, Feb. 27, and will run for seven weeks. Lessons will be made available in both the morning and evening Monday through Saturday for children over the age of six months. A schedule can be found online at www.DEFYMCA.org or at DEFY.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Rutherford half-century in vain as Thunder lose again

first_imgSYLHET, Bangladesh (CMC) – For the second straight day, Sherfane Rutherford found his best not good enough as his maiden Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) fifty failed to save Sylhet Thunder from their second defeat in as many days here yesterday.Asked to chase a massive 200 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium after Rangpur Rangers posted 199 for five from their 20 overs, Thunder declined to 161 all out in the final over, with the 21-year-old Rutherford blasting 60 from 37 balls.The left-hander, who has played three Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies, punched five fours and three sixes – posting 38 for the third wicket with Mohammad Mithun (30) and a further 39 for the fourth with Shafiqullah (10).Rutherford was eventually seventh out in the 17th over, perishing via run-out, with Thunder still requiring 55 from 20 deliveries.Only Thursday, Rutherford grabbed a career-best three-wicket haul with his right-arm medium pace but Thunder lost to Cumilla Warriors in a dramatic super-over.Riders skipper Australian Shane Watson had earlier top-scored with 68 from 36 balls to lay the platform for a challenging total.He belted half-dozen fours and five sixes, putting on 77 off 51 balls for the first wicket with Mohammad Naim (42) and 61 for the second wicket with Cameron Delport (25).Both Watson and Deport fell in successive deliveries in the 15th over from new-ball pacer Ebadat Hossain (2-30) with the score on 138 but Mohammad Nabi lashed two sixes in 23 to sustain the momentum in the late stages of the innings.Rutherford claimed one from 28 from his four overs while former West Indies left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie proved expensive, leaking 56 runs from his four overs and picking up just one wicket.Thunder lie bottom of the seven-team standings with a single win in 10 matches while Rangers are one from bottom with four wins from 10 outings.last_img read more

No. 4 Syracuse field hockey’s success off penalty corners leads to 5-1 victory over No. 2 Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Roos Weers fired a pass into Duke’s defensive zone. The ball bounced and hit Emma Lamison in the face. Unfazed by the hit, Lamison kept pushing forward, drawing a penalty corner for the Orange.“I got the corner, so that’s all that matters,” Lamison said.After SU huddled around and decided its plan, Lamison lined up, ready to insert the penalty corner. She hit the ball to Elaine Carey, who set the ball for Weers. Weers bent down and hit a line drive in the top of the net, putting the Orange ahead 1-0.A few plays later, Jennifer Bleakney was the one inserting the penalty corner for the Orange. Weers again shot the ball, landing past the diving Sammi Steele for SU’s second goal of the game.“(Steele) is smaller than normal goalies,” Weers said. “Normally I aim low … but (the coaches) told me to go high.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 4 Syracuse’s (11-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) success during penalty corners against No. 2 Duke (10-2, 3-2) was the main factor in SU’s 5-1 victory.The Blue Devils scored their first goal of the game with a little over six minutes remaining, coming off a penalty corner in which SU had just three defenders after an early start call led to the one-player drop. However, it was too late for Duke, which could not mount a comeback.SU started the game strong with its penalty corners, and for its third goal it was Lamison again inserting for the Orange. Weers got the ball but her shot bounced off the diving Steele and dribbled back into play. Lamison, standing right near the corner of the goal, was ready and tapped in a rebound goal.Two penalty corners later, Lamison again had her chance to tap in a rebound. A Lies Lagerweij shot got caught up in the middle of a scrum of Duke and SU players and the ball dribbled right to Lamison. She hit the ball in for her second goal of the day.“The ball basically came to my stick and it was just a quick reaction right into the goal,” Lamison said on her first goal. “You don’t have time to settle it down, you just have to one touch it right in.”Lamison’s goal put Syracuse at 4-for-6 on penalty corners for the day – a percentage abnormally high in field hockey. The team scored its fifth goal, also off a penalty corner, just a few minutes after Duke’s first of the game. SU finished the day 5-for-10 on corners. Duke on the other hand, was just 1-for-6.Up 4-1, the insertion off the team’s last penalty corner in the game landed in front of Elaine Carey. Carey settled the ball, wound up and hit a ball past the diving Steele. She turned around and let out a scream before hugging her teammates. The shot gave SU its fifth penalty corner goal of the game and the last goal in SU’s upset victory over Duke.“You never know what to think. Once it starts happening you get into a routine and you feel it,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s like a free throw. You hit ‘em, you keep hitting them.” Comments Published on October 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Watch: Romelu Lukaku scores on his debut as Inter Milan romp home 4-0 winners

first_imgAdvertisement r3lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs90cWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea63tt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 838Would you ever consider trying this?😱0b6mCan your students do this? 🌚9d1apnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Romelu Lukaku just loves scoring on his league debut, and on Monday the Belgian forward yet again repeated the same feat, this time for Inter as they easily beat Lecce 4-0 which was also Antonio Conte’s first game in charge. Conte who replaced Luciano Spallletti for the Inter job, identified Lukaku as his number one target and the Belgian did not disappoint his new manager scoring the third goal for his team on the hour mark.Advertisement It was Inter’s opening game of the season, and the hosts started their campaign in a convincing style. On the other hand, Lecce, who are back in the topflight after a seven-year gap, made a bright start early in the match. However, Inter quickly responded through counterattack and Lautaro Martínez hit the crossbar with a free header from a Candreva cross. The goals started to arrive when Brozovic scored on the 21st minute with Sensi doubling the lead three minutes later. Lukaku added the third after an hour, firing in from close range after the goalkeeper parried Martinez’s shot from 18 yards. Lecce substitute Farias was shown a straight red with 14 minutes left for a tackle from behind and Candreva added a fourth six minutes from time.Advertisement Conte, who previously won three Serie A titles with Juventus and one English Premier League title with Chelsea, was delighted with his new number 9.“I am very happy and satisfied; I like working with these guys who have always shown great willingness, Romelu has entered the Inter world with great humility, he is ready to work for the team.” said Conte after the match.Advertisement You can check out Lukaku’s debut goal for Inter here: Advertisementlast_img read more

Atleti, damn in the League Classics: he has not won since 2016

first_imgBarça has also dominated their clashes against Atleti in the last seasons of the First Iberdrola. Last year Atlético fell defeated against the Catalans in the two league duels (2-1 and 0-2), being the only two defeats of Madrid in a course in which they lifted the First Iberdrola trophy for the third consecutive time. The penultimate rojiblanca defeat in a Classic was especially painful. Barça won 2-1 in a very special match at the Wanda Metropolitano, in which the world record for assistance at the level of women’s football clubs was broken. However, it was no less cruel 6-1 of the first round in this course, in which Barça was a steamroller in Johan Cruyff. It should be noted that in the cup tournament, Atlético eliminated Barça last year in the semifinals of the Copa de la Reina, tournament in which he also won in the final of 2016, being the other way around in 2017 and 2018, with two consecutive Barça titles. In the League, Atleti has recent dominance in terms of titles, after adding his third followed in the previous season. Barça also reigned in women’s football, adding more consecutive titles than Atleti, with four from 2011 to 2015. In between, Athletic won the League in 2016. Atlético arrives at the Classic this Saturday (12: 00h) with the great challenge to end the league curse against Barça. The Catalan team is the great executioner of the rojiblancas, who have not celebrated a victory in the League against the Blaugranas since December 11, 2016, when he won 2-1 at Cerro del Espino, with goals from Marta Corredera and Sonia Bermúdez. If we take into account the balance of the last ten years we find that the domain is for the Catalan team. A total of twenty-six Classics have been played in these ten years, divided into twenty of the League and six of the Copa de la Reina. Of them, Barça has emerged victorious in thirteen occasions against the five in which the victory has been rojiblanca, remaining eight draws remaining. last_img read more

Carifesta Ave, Railway Embankment closed for 3 days

first_imgThe Public Infrastructure Ministry has announced that Carifesta Avenue and the Railway Embankment, from Turkeyen to Ogle, East Coast Demerara, will be closed to vehicular traffic for three days.According to an advisory from the Ministry, the closure is effective from today.Cariesta Avenue is being closed to facilitate asphalt work along the roadway, which has been undergoing facelift works for the past few weeks. The works are being done under the ‘Urban renewal on Carifesta Avenue: Avenue of the Caribbean’ project and is divided into two parts. One aspect of the project will tackle lighting while the second will deal with civil works.The $138 million project will see the road widening to the north and the creation of sidewalks along the road. In addition, there will be a median installed in the middle of the road to separate the southern and northern carriageway.These works are among major plans put in place to welcome regional leaders for the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government Summit, which Guyana is co-hosting next week.One such plan is the renaming of Carifesta Avenue, which runs from the head of Vlissengen Road at the Kitty Pump Station all the way to Camp Street. According to sources from the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the new name of the road will be ‘Avenue of the Caribbean’.Moreover, Guyana Times was told that to commemorate the upcoming Caricom summit, plans are afoot to install flags of all the Caricom Member States on the median that will be placed along the road.On the other hand, as it relates to the closure of the Railway Embankment, between the Eugene F Correia Airport Access Road and UG Access Road, this is to also facilitate face lift works along the road which the regional heads will be using upon their arrival in Guyana.The Public Infrastructure Ministry is urging road users to use alternative bypasses for this period. Persons are also asked to pay close attention to all caution and directional signs in the area.The 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference will be held from July 4-6, under the Chairmanship of the Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and will be co-hosted by the Caricom Secretariat and the Government of Guyana.Guyana agreed to co-host the meeting after Dominica pulled out. The Caribbean island suffered significant damage after Tropical Storm Erika battered it for five hours in August 2015.According to the Rotation Schedule for the Chairmanship of the Conference, Guyana will assume Chairmanship from January 1 to June 30, 2017.last_img read more

Three men face charges for home invasions in Peace River

first_imgMeanwhile, 45 year-old Scott Douglas Nixon remains at large. He faces numerous charges, including: Robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, disguise with intent and uttering threats. Nixon has a Canada Wide warrant outstanding for his arrest. Nixon is described as 5 feet, 9 inches in height, 160 pounds, red hair and green eyes.Investigators continue to investigate the April 1st occurrence and are asking anyone with information relating to any of these events to contact Peace River RCMP at 780-624-6677 or Crime Stoppers, toll free at 1-800-222-8477. After a five month investigation into several home invasions, police from the Peace River RCMP know the identities of some of the offenders.Earlier this year, the RCMP received complaints of home invasions by individuals posing as either police officers or gas service technicians.An investigation was conducted by the RCMP Peace River with assistance from the RCMP Edmonton General Investigation Section, the Beaverlodge RCMP, the Grande Prairie and Peace River Forensic Identification Sections, the Grimshaw RCMP and the local RCMP Police Dog Section.- Advertisement -Now, three men are facing a total of 15 Criminal Code charges.Forty-nine year-old John Stewart Robertson of Beaver Lodge is charged with robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement and disguise with intent. He was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.Fifty-four year-old Gilbert Leo Setz of Peace River is charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of forcible confinement, disguise with intent, uttering threats and possession of a police scanner. Setz was released by the Edmonton Hearing Office on a $1,000 cash bail recognizance. Setz was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal 1-3 Monaco: Ex-Tottenham star stuns dismal Gunners

first_img Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov celebrates scoring against Arsenal 1 Arsenal’s Champions League hopes hang by a thread after former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov came back to haunt the Gunners in a dismal night at the Emirates Stadium.The ex-Spurs star enjoyed his return to north London as Monaco ran out 3-1 winners in the first leg of their last-16 tie, while boos rang out from the stands at the final whistle following a shocking defensive performance from the hosts.Monaco were the team everyone wanted in the last-16 draw, and it seemed Arsene Wenger’s side would have the easiest task of the three English teams left in the competition to progress to the quarter-finals.But the French outfit, who finished top of their group, shocked the hosts with a clinical counter-attacking performance, with Geoffrey Kondogbia opening the scoring shortly before half-time with a deflected strike.The midfielder was given far too much space and time by Arsenal’s back-four before letting fly from long-range, with his effort ricocheting off Per Mertesacker on its way past a rooted David Ospina.If the hosts’ defence was caught napping for the first goal, they went completely AWOL for the second, as another lapse allowed the visitors to double their lead in the second-half.Arsenal had gone close straight from the re-start with Olivier Giroud firing wide after a dazzling run from Alexis Sanchez, but they were left utterly hopeless on the break, with French youngster Anthony Martial surging forward before slipping a pass to Berbatov who finished off the move with a thumping strike.The Gunners had chances to reduce the deficit but seemed to lack concentration, as Giroud fired over the bar with an empty net at his mercy, while substitute Theo Walcott saw a shot saved and then inadvertently blocked team-mate Danny Welbeck’s follow-up.Monaco then began to toy with the hosts’ defence but wasted some really decent chances to add to their lead, with winger Yannick Ferreira-Carrassco firing wide when he could have squared to a team-mate to tap into an open goal.And, out of nowhere, it seemed substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had restored some hope for Arsenal with a superb 90th minute strike; the England winger curling a shot into the top corner from outside the box.It was a moment of magic from the forward, but the high from his strike lasted no longer than three minutes as, after their defence was pulled apart once again, Ferreira Carrasco added Monaco’s third in stoppage-time to leave the Gunners’ European chances in tatters.Meanwhile, a classy long-range hit from Hakan Calhanoglu handed Bayer Leverkusen the initiative in their last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid, with the Bundesliga side beating last season’s finalists 1-0 in Germany.last_img read more