Wrestlers must be more careful, camp must go on: Yogeshwar Dutt

first_imgNEW DELHI: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt on Monday said that the national wrestling camp should not be postponed despite four grapplers testing positive for COVID-19 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Sonepat. The camp is scheduled to start on September 15.Speaking to IANS, the wrestler-turned-politician suggested that the grapplers must accept the challenge and follow the COVID-19 protocols more carefully. “None of us have the answer to how many days this virus will remain. The national camp is important for the wrestlers. Already, so much time has been wasted because of this virus. I know some wrestlers tested positive, but I want to say that they are safer at the SAI centre than outside,” the former wrestler said. “Everybody must follow the guidelines and stay safe. Only a few months are left for the Tokyo Olympics to start and wrestlers need to work very hard for that. In my opinion, the camp must go on. Wrestlers need to take up the challenge and focus,” he said. A few wrestlers have demanded the postponement of the national camp after four wrestlers Deepak Punia (85kg), Rahul Aware (61kg), Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg) had tested positive. However, the Wrestlers Federation of India (WFI) didn’t give any importance to such calls. Deepak has been discharged from the hospital and has left for his home in Jhajjar, Haryana. IANS Also Watch: GMCH Superintendent: No Shortage of Beds at GMCHlast_img read more

Geron `Lone Soldier’ Williams due home tomorrow to defend road race title

first_imgDEFENDING champion of the Guyana Cycling Federation’s senior road race title, Geron `Lone Soldier’ Williams, is expected back home tomorrow to defend his title at this year’s championship which will be staged on Sunday.Williams, who is based in the United States riding for Team Foundation and is currently the only cyclist wearing the local (Guyana) Continental Cycling Club’s uniform, is, according to reports, performing creditably on the U.S. circuit and will be bringing with him that form and experience.Only two Sundays ago, Williams placed second to Australia’s track champion in a 35-mile criterium and was expected to participate in two more criteriums over the past weekend. However, no word has been received by Chronicle Sport as to his performances in those two events.According to reports, Williams has some fine-tuning to do to his contract with Team Foundation before he can be released by the team to return to Guyana to defend his title.With a mere five days before the national road race is staged, Williams might have a problem acclimatising to the current weather conditions in Guyana, but, being the `Solider’ he is, with grit and determination he will surely `throw out his belly’ to give his many supporters lots to talk about.Williams, unlike the other cyclists to face the starter, will not have domestic riders to help him during the 103-mile event which gets underway from Homestretch Avenue and proceeds to Camp Soweyo on the Linden Highway before turning back to finish at the place of origin.Williams could very well be coming up against the likes of his fellow U.S.-based Guyanese riders like Raynauth Jeffrey and Paul DeNobrega, who are already home for the event, as well as Andrew Hicks, Hamza Eastman and Christopher Holder who have all stated their intention to be home for the championships.The above names mentioned will join Jamal John, Walter Grant-Stuart, Alonzo Ambrose, Enzo Matthews, Mario King, and Romello Crawford who are all locally based.With this powerful lineup, Sunday’s event promises much excitement.last_img

La Liga: Etebo to Miss Getafe’s Trip to Valladolid Today

first_imgOghenekaro Etebo who scored his first goal in Getafe shirt on Saturday will most likely miss tonight’s La Liga clash with Real Valladolid due to muscle tear he sustained in the clash with Eibar.The former Warri Wolves star picked up the injury in the 1-1 draw at the weekend. Results of the tests carried out on the injury showed yesterday that Etebo would need to rest the leg for a few days.After opening scoring for Getafe in the 69th minute, Etebo was replaced by Jason after picking up the injury. Etebo back to Spain on Loan It was the midfielder’s first goal in Spain after 23 league games which include 14 appearances during his loan stint at Las Palmas in the second half of the 2017-18 season.Getafe Manager, Jose Bordalas, confirmed the injury after the game against Eibar.“Oghenekaro Etebo and Timor David have muscle problems. We will see the extent of the injuries after Monday tests,”he told a news conference on Saturday.Bordalas released his 21-man list for the trip to the Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla on Monday morning with Etebo not included in the squad.The former CD Firense of Portugal star, who has made himself a vital cog in Bordalas’ system with his ball-winning skills and midfield contributions jouned the Deep Blues on a six-month loan deal in January after struggling for playing time at Championship club Stoke City.He has made nine league appearances for Getafe since his arrival at the club.Getafe occupy fifth position in the table with 48 points from 30 games, a point behind fourth-placed Athletico Madrid.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of No. 7 North Carolina

first_imgOverview Related Stories Beat writers predict mixed outcomes for Syracuse-North CarolinaSyracuse basketball’s biggest challenge Monday: Defending North Carolina’s diverse offenseSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 7 North Carolina Published on February 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Tyler Roberson – Brice Johnson Create bar chartsDajuan Coleman – Kennedy MeeksCreate bar chartsBig NumbersNorth Carolina is averaging 10.83 turnovers per game this season — the lowest mark for the program since turnovers were first recorded in 1981-82. The Tar Heels are 29th in the country in turnovers per game, but third with a 1.7 assist to turnover ratio.Only one team has shot 50 percent or better against UNC this season — Maryland shot 50.8 percent on Dec. 1. The Tar Heels have held 18 consecutive opponents under 45 percent shooting from the floor. Comments Positional ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Gbinije – Joel BerryCreate bar chartscenter_img Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. North Carolina Create bar charts Trevor Cooney – Marcus Paige Create bar chartsMalachi Richardson – Justin JacksonCreate bar charts Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thurles Sars through to Junior B Final

first_imgMeanwhile in the Junior B Munster Football Semi Final Cashel King Cormacs lost out to Cromane of Kerry in Knockaderry .Despite clocking up a flurry of goals in the final minutes of the game Cashel King Cormacs went down 4-03 to 2-14 to the Kerry side who now play Ballybrown in the final. Photo © Tipp FM Thurles Sarsfields are through to the All Ireland Junior B Championship Final after securing victory over Kilkenny and Leinster champions John Lockes.The Mid Tipp club ran out 3-14 to 10 point winners over the Callan based club..They now go on to face Kilnadeema-Leitrim of Galway after they defeated Killavullen – the side that beat Thurles Sars in the Munster Final earlier this month.last_img read more

He’s Staying Here For A Long Time: Pochettino Quashes Kane Talks

first_imgTottenham Hotspur boss, Muaricio Pochetino has played down talks hinting that Spurs’ top striker Harry Kane will leave the club if they do not win a silverware by the end of the season.Following Tim Sherwood’s recent comment on Kane’s future, where he said the 24-year-old forward might leave Spurs if they end the season trophy-less again, but Pochettino has dismissed the speculation stating that the England international ‘loves Tottenham’.“There’s only so much loyalty someone can show,” Sherwood who is a former Totttenham manager told Sky Sports.“He’s been outstanding over the last couple of seasons, but that only lasts a certain amount of time.“…The only way they can keep him is to win something this year”.Spurs boss, Pochettino hailed the Kane as one of the best strikers in the world and said he is looking to have the striker at the club for a long time.“Harry is one of the best strikers in the world and many people are talking about him. Pochettino stated ahead of Tottenham’s weekend game against West Ham United at the Olimpic stadium.“Some people are also saying we must win trophies for Harry to stay with us but it’s already been made very clear.“He’s one of our best strikers, Harry is our player, he loves Tottenham, he’s staying here and he’s looking forward to staying here for a long time.“Tim (Sherwood) has the right to speak about Tottenham and Harry. But that is a question more for Harry and what he’s going to do. The answer is Harry has the power and decision to say what he wants to do in the future.”Kane who is under contract with Tottenham Hotspur until the summer of 2022 has seen his stock rise in the recent three seasons with scintillating performances for club and country and was recently named on the FIFpro World XI shortlist on Wednesday.CHIDIEBERE ANUGWOLURelatedPochettino Reveals Plans to Leave TottenhamJuly 19, 2019In “England”Spurs Open To Selling Eriksen To Premier League RivalsDecember 19, 2019In “England”Pochettino Reveals Harry Kane’s Return To FitnessApril 12, 2019In “England”last_img read more

Salvation Army Still Need Additional Bell Ringers for the Holidays

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Salvation Army had a huge surprise this week. A mystery donor dropped off a huge amount of money just in time for the holidays.Four separate bundles of $100 were placed in separate kettle bell locations throughout Alpena. This is the 3rd year in a row that an anonymous donor has donated cash.Kettle Bell Ringers are still needed now until Christmas Eve. If you would like to help volunteer stop by the Salvation Army Church to sign up. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious First Ever Jingle Bell Run a Major SuccessNext ‘Science in the Sanctuary’ students get in the giving spirit for Giving Tuesdaylast_img read more

UMB sponsors McDan Open

first_imgWith barely two days to the start of this year’s edition of the McDan Open West African Championship 2017, anticipations are fervently rising as the sponsors of the tennis tournament are making all the necessary efforts to stage a wonderful competition.McDan shipping and logistics has already made a startling statement of intent by promising a whopping $10,000 for the winners this year which begins on April 24-29 at the Accra sports stadium.However, Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has appeared to share the same ideology in raising future tennis stars.They have joined in staging the McDan Open in determination to make it a very huge platform so that together with other partners develop the sport of tennis.UMB’s core value, SPEED, an acronym which stands for Speed, Passion, Excellence, Ethics and Diligence happens to be synonymous with the sport tennis and the Director, Marketing and Communications of the bank, Yvonne Botchey opined that they are pleased to play a major role in hosting the championship. “For us at Universal Merchant Bank we are proud to be a sponsor of the McDan Open West Africa tournament,” she said at the head office of UMB.“We are an institution that is committed to healthy living, exercise and fun, so as a natural extension of that commitment to partner with the McDan Open West Africa tournament.”She added, “As a proud Ghanaian institution, we apply initiatives that are aimed at developing and nurturing Ghanaian talents and the McDan Open is doing just that for our young budding Ghanaian tennis stars.”Football has always been a major sport to reckon with for centuries in the country but the annual McDan Open tournament has emerged to bridge that gap and on Monday at the tennis court of the Accra sports stadium will be a place to witness great tennis spectacle.last_img read more

BH Football Team celebrated against Northern Ireland

first_imgThe National football team of BiH celebrated against the team of Northern Ireland in Belfast with the score 2: 1 in the first round of Group B3 of the League of Nations.BH team had the first real chance in the 30th minute of the match when Visca passed the ball to Dzeko, but his shot was defended by the goalkeeper of Northern Ireland.BH representative Haris Duljevic scored in the 36th minute of the match again with the help of Edin Dzeko.Hosts had two great opportunities at the very beginning of the second half of the match, and the second one was defended thanks to great concentration and skills of the goalkeeper of BH team, Ibrahim Sehic.Furthermore, the hosts were much more dominant on the field during all 90 minutes of the match, but their only goals was scored by Grigg in the 93rd minute (during the additional period).How much the team of Northern Ireland pressured BH goal stands can be seen in the fact that they had 18 corners, while the team of BiH had only one during the additional extension period of the second half of the match.This was the first match in the new UEFA competition, the League of Nations, and BH team is playing in the first round of Group 3 of the League B and this is also the first official match for our new selector, Robert Prosinecki.The National team of BiH will play next match on Tuesday, September 11, when they will welcome the team of Austria in Zenica.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

Santiago blossoms into true leader for NU

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny She’s more than that now.NU coach Babes Castillo said he has seen the 6-foot-5 utility spiker evolve into a strong leader for the Lady Bulldogs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Her maturity is really coming out,” said Castillo of the 21-year-old Santiago who, over the past year, has been part of the national team in major international competitions.Santiago averaged 26 points during the semifinals, which saw the Lady Bulldogs sweep reigning NCAA champion Arellano University. During Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals, she unloaded 23 markers to help crush Far Eastern U, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24.“I no longer concern myself with any position because I train in playing all positions,” said Santiago in Filipino.Usually the tallest in every team she plays in, Santiago started out as a middle blocker.For the national team, she played open and even opposite, something that worked perfectly for the Lady Bulldogs, who are eyeing a sweep of the PVL title on Saturday—and the league’s first unbeaten run in history.“I have to remind myself to be flexible because I’m a professional player,” added Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Santiago, who is now on her fifth and last year at NU, has been imposing herself over just about everyone—her experience culled from playing in several club tournaments coming to fore.She recently nixed an offer to play for Asian top club Bangkok Glass, which reportedly offered P1.2 million for a six-month stint.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For years, Jaja Santiago has been National University’s mean scoring machine.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports 5 gets huge boost with ESPN partnership Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss04:31Suu Kyi appeals to ICJ not to impose int’l justice02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more