EBFA/Ralph Green U-11 League

first_imgAgricola, Grove and Samatta Point/Kaneville take full points in latest playDEFENDING champions Agricola Red Triangle were again in vintage form when they hammered Herstelling Raiders 8-0, as play in the Ralph Green-sponsored East Bank Football Association Under-11 League continued at the Grove Playfield last weekend.Other teams enjoying full points on the day were Samatta Point/Kaneville who defeated Diamond United 3-1 and Grove Hi Tech who won via a walkover from Kuru Kururu Warriors.The Mocha Champs versus Diamond Upsetters match ended in a scoreless draw, earning both teams their first points of the competition.Agricola’s win was centred on a hat-trick of goals from Seon Grant who was on target in the 7th, 10th and 23rd minutes, with his effort setting a solid foundation for the win.There was a double each for Jonathan Andries and Clevon Bowling. Andries netted in the 3rd and 27th minutes while Bowling rocked the nets in the 18th and 29th minute. Jaden Paul accounted for the other goal in the 21st minute.Samatta Point/Kaneville secured their first win in the competition and in their first competition as a team through goals from Devon Parris who opened proceedings in the 3rd minute. Nickolai Francois in the 8th and Akeem Francois four minutes later effectively sealed the win.Diamond United got their consolation goal one minute before full time, Ronaldo Adams doing the honours in the 29th minute.last_img read more

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NPFL: Gombe Compounds Rivers Utd Woes

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri made a bold statement of taking a shot at the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title yesterday moving up three places to the second spot on the log.El Kanemi defeated former champions Kano Pillars 1-0 to stay on 30 points, just two below leaders Plateau United who defeated neighbours Wikki Tourists 1-0 in Jos.MFM FC who surrendered their leadership to Plateau are on same 30 points as El Kanemi but with less +3 goal difference. The Olukoya Boys were crushed 4-0 during their Sunday’s Match day 17 road trip to Lafia.Elsewhere yesterday, Akwa United also showed they were capable of pumping in goals at their fortress in Uyo as the Promise Keepers hammered Shooting Stars 4-2 to climb to the middle of the topflight log on 23 points.The story of Rangers International FC of Enugu woes continued in the Oriental Derby in Aba as the Flying Antelopes lost 2-1 to Enyimba. This loss may spell doom for Coach Imama Amapakabo who has been handed a three-match ultimatum to either perform or ship out.In Gombe, an assured first half performance by Gombe United proved decisive as Rivers United was put to the sword 1-0.United were without their Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma who was suspended for one game and in his absence, looked jaded and bereft of ideas in a first half of low quality.Sani Suleiman almost put the hosts in front in the 24th minute but watched in despair as his long range strike beat the Rivers United goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande but clattered against the post.It was a premonition Rivers United failed to heed as the hosts took the lead barely three minutes following an enthralling team move that culminated in Idris Bakare rounding Akande before planting emphatically into a gaping goal.The visitors improved after the break and should have leveled matters in the 56th minute when Nzube Anaezemba’s sweetly-hit volley came off the cross bar.The hosts however enjoyed the best opening of a more entertaining second half. Sani Suleiman was the player the chance fell to but he inexplicably fired over from three yards with a gaping goal at his mercy.Rivers United had the ball in the Gombe United net in the 84th minute but the effort was ruled out. Both sides traded chances late on but Gombe United held on to record a vital victory.RESULTSEnyimba 2-1 RangersRemo  1-0 Katsina UtdPlateau 1-0 WikkiGombe 1-0 Rivers UtdAbia W’ 2-0 ABS FCNasarawa 4-0 MFM FCEl Kanemi 1-0 K’ PillarsAkwa Utd 4-2 ShootingTornadoes 2-1 LobiIfeanyiUba 2-1 Sunshinelast_img read more

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USC moves to have suit thrown out

first_imgUSC is seeking to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two Chinese graduate students who were shot off-campus around 1 a.m. in April. The parents of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23-year-old electrical engineering students, filed the suit May 16 in Los Angeles Superior Court.USC’s defense is being led by Debra Wong Yang, a former United States attorney who is now a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  USC court papers filed June 18 assert that the university is not responsible for the shootings, according to City News Service.“Boiled down to its core elements, [the] complaint is nothing more than an attempt to try to hold USC financially responsible for damages inflicted on its students by the criminal behavior of third parties unrelated to USC,” the papers state.Judge Michael Johnson is scheduled to hear the dismissal motion Aug. 24, according to City News Service.Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, are facing murder charges for the double homicide of Qu and Wu. If convicted due to special circumstances allegations, Barnes and Bolden face the death penalty. Their arraignment, which was planned for June 25, was postponed until July 18.last_img read more

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Global Access wins season 6 of JOY Sports Invitational Tournament

first_imgGlobal Access Savings and Loans emerged winners in the men’s football tournament of season six of the JOY sports invitational tournament after beating Zoomlion.It was a pulsating final which ended goalless in regulation time but it was the financial institution who kept their nerves in the penalty shoot-out recording a 5-4 scoreline to shatter the dreams of Zoomlion as they won the trophy on their debut.Ghana Commercial Bank male team could not replicate the feat of their ladies who won the female penalty shoot-out. They placed third in the competition.The final took place on Saturday at the ATTC park.last_img read more

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Bruise – and Dodgers’ light schedule – gives Kenta Maeda a brief timeout

first_img“It’s not serious,” Roberts said. “It’s one of those things where the ball hits it and there’s some inflammation or whatever it might be. (We don’t want him) to potentially cause any effect to the arm. Obviously, you layer in the off days. So if we can kind of protect him then we’re going to do that.”Even with Maeda removed from the rotation, the Dodgers’ surplus of off days this month – four in an 11-day span starting last Monday – will allow (or force) them to give extra rest to the entire starting rotation.Moved back from his scheduled start during the Padres series, Rich Hill had seven days off before pitching Friday night in Cincinnati. Walker Buehler and Hyun-Jin Ryu will have six days off before their starts this weekend and Clayton Kershaw the same before he takes the mound Tuesday in Tampa.But the Dodgers prefer to give their starting pitchers extra rest at every opportunity. Over the past two seasons, their starting pitcher has had more than four days’ rest in 217 of a possible 325 regular-season games (67 percent).The ERA of the Dodgers’ starting pitchers in that time has been the lowest in baseball (2017) and the second-lowest (2018). Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season CALLED UPKyle Garlick was sleeping in Oklahoma City when the OKC manager, Travis Barbary, called him with the news.“He was just like, ‘Hey, I got something I need to tell you – you’re going to the big leagues,’ ” Garlick said. “I didn’t know what to do. I went and woke up (Matt) Beaty because he just got the call that he was going back up too. Called my parents, my agent – now I’m here.“It’s really a dream come true. This is what I’ve been working for my entire life. The fact that it’s here right now, I’m still kind of in disbelief.”Both Beaty and Garlick were added to the roster on Friday. For Beaty, it is his second promotion this month.Garlick gives the Dodgers a right-handed bat off the bench – a need they tried to fill with third catchers Travis d’Arnaud and Rocky Gale. Garlick was hot in Triple-A, batting .280 with a 1.002 OPS thanks to 20 extra-base hits (nine doubles, a triple and 10 home runs).“I think it’s just settling in at OKC,” said Garlick, who hit .253 with 17 home runs in 97 games in Triple-A last year. “I wasn’t playing every day last year. We had a lot of good outfielders last year as well at OKC. I think a couple positioning changes in my stance and just a better approach at the plate.”Roberts said the left-handed Beaty (who went 2 for 3 in his brief call-up two weeks ago) could get a start in the outfield at some point with the Dodgers facing mostly right-handed pitching on this trip.SAME PAGERoberts said he talked with closer Kenley Jansen about the apparent disagreements between him and catcher Austin Barnes recently.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img CINCINNATI — Kenta Maeda was obviously uncomfortable with the question and it had nothing to do with the language barrier.“Something happened,” the Dodgers right-hander said Friday when asked what happened to land him on the Injured List. “I’ll be back soon. There’s nothing to worry about.”Little enough, in fact, that Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Maeda will throw “an aggressive bullpen” during the Dodgers’ two-game series in Tampa on Tuesday and Wednesday and will likely only miss one start thanks to a pair of off days this week.Ostensibly, Maeda fouled a ball off his left leg in his final at-bat Wednesday and suffered a bruise. The Dodgers’ position is they don’t want him to risk further injury by potentially altering his delivery to protect the leg. “We do a really good job, I think, of game-planning,” Roberts said. “Our catchers, our pitching coaches do a great job and Kenley’s got a good feel. So I think (I was) just encouraging him to take everything in. When you do that – the sequencing, taking the game as it comes to you, will dictate how you should approach a hitter. I don’t expect him to go out there and throw 26 cut fastballs tonight – but he could. That’s unpredictability right there. We had the conversation. I feel good about where he’s at and where the catchers are at.“There’s no issue. … People are passionate. Everyone is not always on the same page. That’s impossible. But for us to have those conversations, those are good things.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 4-0, 4.15 ERA) at Reds (RHP Tyler Mahle, 0-5, 3.97 ERA), Saturday, 1:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

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Ibišević published the first Family Photo after the Birth of his Daughter

first_imgFootball player in the national team of BiH and striker in the German Bundesliga club Hertha Vedad Ibišević became a father for the second time and got the most valuable trophy a man can get.After their five-year-old son Ismail, Vedad and his wife Zerina now got a daughter, whom they decided to name Zejna.BiH national team player published on Facebook the first family photographs after the birth of his daughter.The popular Vedator celebrated the birth of his daughter during the performance for Hertha at the match against Hamburg.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

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Djokovic laps up the love after Australian Open success

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park – and extending his old friend Andy Murray’s streak to five losses from five championship deciders Down Under – Djokovic had hundreds of Serbian fans singing and chanting his name so loudly he could barely hear questions in a TV interview.While Djokovic was still celebrating his 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory last night, equalling Roy Emerson’s record of six Australian titles, Murray was rushing for the airport to catch a flight back to Britain to reunite with his pregnant wife.”I never experienced this much crowd and this much love,” Djokovic said. “I’ve had the fortune to win this trophy now six times, but I never experienced such support.”Djokovic has won the last three Grand Slam titles and four of the last five, to lift his career haul to 11 – equalling Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg in fifth place on the all-time list.”I don’t take anything for granted, even though I won last four out of five Grand Slams, played five finals, it’s phenomenal,” said Djokovic, reflecting on a period of time in which he was married, became a father and only lost one match in five major championships – the final of the French Open.’BEST TENNIS OF MY LIFE'”No doubt that I’m playing the best tennis of my life in the last 15 months,” he said. “Everything is going well privately, as well, so I feel like I’m at the point in my life where everything is working in harmony. I’ll try to keep it that way.”His next objective is a first Grand Slam title on clay to complete his collection. Djokovic has reached three finals at Roland Garros, but never won the French Open.After getting on his hands and knees and kissing the court at Rod Laver Arena and going to the stands to hug Boris Becker, his coach since 2014, Djokovic paid tribute to Murray in his post-match speech.”You’re a great champion, great friend, a great person who is very professional and committed to this sport,” he said. “So I’m sure in the future you’ll have more opportunities to fight for this trophy.”As a father himself, he didn’t want to delay Murray’s departure.The 28-year-old Scotsman had his share of distractions in Australia. His wife, Kim, is due to have their first child in February and didn’t travel with him. Kim’s father, Nigel Sears, was in Australia as coach for Ana Ivanovic, but became ill and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance while Murray was on court in his third-round match. After a night in hospital, Nigel Sears was well enough to return home, which meant Murray could stay in Australia and try to refocus on winning the title.”It’s been a tough few weeks for me away from the court,” Murray said in his post-match speech, before turning his attention to his wife.”You’ve been a legend the last two weeks. Thank you so much for all your support,” he said, choking back tears and waving as he walked away from the microphone. “I’ll be on the next flight home.”A little more than a half-hour later, at 11:15 p.m. local time, Murray said he was aiming for a 1 a.m. flight.”It’s been hard, regardless of today’s result,” he said. “I’m proud I got into this position – just quite looking forward to get home now.”Murray became only the second man to lose five finals at one major – Ivan Lendl lost five and won three US Open finals in the 1980s.Djokovic had won 10 of his previous 11 matches against Murray and was 21-9 in their career meetings – including four finals at the Australian Open.Again, he was just too good.last_img read more

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Homeboyz take Super Cup lessons into KPL

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata shouts instructions from the touchline during their SportPesa Super Cup match against Singida United on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Paul Nkata will take charge of his first league match on Wednesday afternoon when the side takes on Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.Nkata was hired by the club at the beginning of last week after the firing of Mike Mururi and as he prepares to take on the final 17 matches of the season, he hopes the lessons his boys picked from the SportPesa Super Cup. Homeboyz finished fourth in the Super Cup after losing both their semi-final and third place play-off matches on penalties, incidentally on the same venue they play the soldiers on Wednesday.‘It was a good opportunity for me to have a look at my players and get to know them more. I am happy with how we performed because we didn’t lose a game in 90 minutes. It is going to be a very good starting point for me and I am hopeful the performance can spur us into the league,” Nkata said.The soldiers won the first leg 1-0 in Kakamega picking their first ever win against the side and Homeboyz will be coming in breathing revenge with Nkata hoping to start his tenure positively with a win.Of their last seven meetings, Homeboyz has won twice, lost once while the rest of the fixtures ended in draws. Their last visit to Nakuru last season ended in a 1-0 win.Kakamega Homeboyz players during their SportPesa Super Cup match against Singida United on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFour points separate the two teams in the standings, Ulinzi at fifth with 28 while Homeboyz are 10th with 24 points.  Ulinzi come into the tie on the backdrop of back-to-back losses while Homeboyz have won two of their last three league fixtures.Meanwhile, at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, a titanic battle awaits as AFC Leopards clash with third placed Sofapaka.Batoto ba Mungu are enjoying brilliant form under new coach John Baraza, winning four of their last five games to push to within three points of leaders Gor Mahia, though they have played four matches more.Baraza, who has managed to spin results off the side after a shaky start to the season, expects a huge battle against Ingwe but he says his charges have pumped up confidence after their recent run of wins.“I think we are now playing better and the team work has improved. The confidence that comes with winning has also enabled us to keep our consistency but we know we face a very tough team in AFC,” Baraza acknowledged.Sofapaka head coach John Baraza was well suited for the occasion on his first match in charge against Sony Sugar on April 15, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFixtures between the two sides have been tight and over their last 19 league meetings, Sofapaka have won nine of those, losing seven while the remaining ended in draws. Batoto ba Mungu have won all the last four meetings between them including the first leg 2-1 victory late February.AFC under new head coach Rodolfo Zapata have been unbeaten, but the side has picked up four consecutive draws before breaking the run with a 2-0 result against Thika United in their last league assignment.In other fixtures to be played in midweek, Kariobangi Sharks will be at the Camp Toyoyo Ground taking on Nzoia Sugar in another top drawer fixture.Nzoia at sixth and Sharks at eight have a similar run of form, picking two wins and two draws over their last four games.KPL Midweek fixtures (All games kick off 3pm)AFC Leopards v Sofapaka (Machakos), Ulinzi Stars v Kakamega Homeboyz (Nakuru), Kariobangi Sharks v Nzoia Sugar (Camp Toyoyo), Wazito v Gor Mahia (Kisumu).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Rodney King wounded in street corner shooting

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police led to deadly rioting the next year, was shot on a street corner but his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, police said Thursday. King, 42, was hit in the face, arms, back and torso by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He was shot “possibly two or three times from a distance,” then bicycled about a mile and a half mile back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called local police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rialto police Sgt. Craig Crispin told The Associated Press. King and others at the home appeared to be drunk and few cooperated with officers by providing information, Rialto police Sgt. Don Lewis told The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise. King was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. His condition Thursday was not immediately known. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“They are nonlife-threatening wounds,” San Bernardino police Lt. Scott Paterson told the AP. No arrests were made and other details of the shooting were sketchy. There was “speculation” that the shooting may have involved some kind of domestic dispute but “we’re not sure about that yet,” Paterson said. King, who is black, was videotaped being beaten by white Los Angeles police officers after he was stopped for speeding in 1991. Four officers were acquitted of most criminal charges in 1992, triggering rioting in Los Angeles and neighboring cities that left 55 people dead and caused $1 billion in property damage. King sued the city over the beating and obtained a $3.8 million settlement.last_img read more

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‘Tonight will be first step of Klopp becoming a Liverpool LEGEND’, says ex-Red

first_imgStephane Henchoz is backing Jurgen Klopp to take the first step on the road to becoming a Liverpool legend on Wednesday night.The Reds face Sevilla in the Europa League final and Henchoz is expecting Klopp to mastermind a victory which would give him the first trophy of his Anfield career. A win in Basel would make the German a part of an elite club as the sixth boss to lead Liverpool to a European trophy, joining the famous Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez.Henchoz, a UEFA cup winner under Houllier in 2001, told talkSPORT: “Jurgen Klopp has done a massive job this season.“People love him. His character goes very well with the Liverpool people.“He is enthusiastic on the touchline and that is what Liverpool fans want to see. And I think tonight will be the first step of Jurgen Klopp becoming a legend at Liverpool.”Liverpool will secure Champions League qualification with victory in Basel, and Henchoz says that would be huge for the club.“Winning the trophy is obviously massive but qualifying for the Champions League next year could be so important to try and attract players this summer,” said the former Switzerland international, who spent six years at Liverpool and made more than 200 appearances for the club.Tune into talkSPORT to listen to LIVE commentary of Liverpool v Sevilla on Wednesday night, kick-off 19:45last_img read more

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