Ninvalle discusses further assistance to Caribbean from AIBA

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Boxing Association, Steve Ninvalle, is in Eastern Siberia, Russia to witness the finals of the AIBA Women’s World Championship.Ninvalle arrived in Ulan-Ude near the Mongolian border early last week and used the occasion to discuss AIBA’s further assistance to the Caribbean, with the governing body’s top brass there for the tournament.The Championship will conclude today.last_img

Smith, Hodge hundreds frustrate Jaguars

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) – Superb unbeaten hundreds from veteran Devon Smith and captain Kavem Hodge dashed Guyana Jaguars’ hopes of a final day victory, as Windward Islands Volcanoes forced a draw in their fifth round match of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday.Starting the day on 47 for one – still requiring a further 62 runs to erase their first innings deficit, Volcanoes were 273 without further loss in their second innings when rain ended the contest prematurely at the National Stadium, about 20 minutes after tea.The 38-year-old Smith was unbeaten on 147 not out, a knock that spanned 261 balls, nearly 5-½ hours and included 12 fours and a six.Hodge, meanwhile, made exactly 100, striking 11 fours off 228 balls in a shade over five hours at the crease, after resuming the day on 17.Together the pair, posted 263 for the second wicket after coming together late on Saturday’s penultimate day to stabilise the innings after Roland Cato (2) fell cheaply.On 16 at the start, Smith marched to 85 at lunch accompanied by Hodge on 41, as Volcanoes cruised to 147 for one.The Grenadian reached his 38th first class hundred but first of the season in the seventh over after the resumption, cutting seamer Chris Barnwell to deep point for a single.Unbeaten on 90 at tea with the hosts on 256 for one, Hodge raised his third first class hundred in the fourth over after the break with a top-edged pull for four off pacer Nial Smith, which narrowly evaded the fielder in the deep.last_img read more

Together, SU men’s cross country has clear goal despite young season

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ It’s 3:30 p.m. on the first day of classes. The metal bleachers of the Vielbig Outdoor Track Stadium are filled with the members of the 2010 Syracuse men’s cross country team. Though the thermostat reads 86 degrees at the end of August, the team is focused on head coach Chris Fox’s words before they start practice. With their shoes tied and shirts off, instead of focusing on the heat, the runners are concentrating on the task at hand: repeating as champions. ‘Last year was satisfying.’ Fox said, ‘But we left it a little short at Nationals, I think, so that keeps us motivated for this year.’ A year ago, Syracuse put its name in the history books when it won the Big East and the NCAA Northeast Regional titles for the first time in school history. Fox’s team is looking to build on last year’s success and continue their winning ways as they were just recently ranked preseason No.1 for the Northeast region. Though Fox doesn’t focus on the new No.1 ranking too much, his goals for the season are to repeat as Big East champs and to be ranked in the Top 10 nationally.  To do that, he has an idea of where his team’s focus needs to be this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘For us this whole year is about two meets.’ Fox said. ‘The Big East championship and the national championship.’   Two of the men who will be leading Fox’s pack this fall are Steve Murdock and Tito Medrano. Murdock placed first overall in the Harry Lang Invitational last season, and Medrano became Syracuse’s 15th All-American in school history. He was the first to do so in the past 27 years. Freshman Reed Kamyszek is looking to get his feet wet this fall and is hoping to contribute to the squad whenever he is called upon. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Mich., Kamyszek has been running cross country and track since the 7th grade and will continue to do both this year. With the majority of the focus placed on the upperclassmen, Kamyszek still has some personal goals that he would love to accomplish this year. ‘To be a freshman on the traveling team would be phenomenal,’ Kamyszek said. ‘I know we have a lot of good upperclassmen and incoming freshmen as well. To make that traveling team is definitely my goal.’ The weather always plays a big factor in cross country. This blistering 86-degree day is no different. But Kamyszek believes his experience of running in a contrasting climate ? a cold climate ? will give him a training advantage over his competition. Just as Kamyszek and the other freshmen are looking to make a name for themselves in the cross country program, upperclassmen, such as junior Steve Weeks, want to use last year’s success as a springboard for the future. ‘It was a big stepping stone for the program and for us as individuals,’ Weeks said. ‘Everybody kind of came into their own and grouped together to make sure the season was successful.’ Weeks said winning the Big East is a must. After enjoying the sweet taste of victory from last year’s achievements, Weeks said his teammates are focused and ready to go. With the season set to get underway in Hamilton, N.Y., at the Harry Lang Invitational this Saturday, Fox’s team seems ready to capitalize on the foundation it built last year. The men’s team is primed and ready to go. Even if it is sweating it out as one in those metal bleachers. Said Weeks: ‘Being No.1 doesn’t bother us at all. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve always been doing. ‘We’re here to stay.’ cjphil01@syr.educenter_img Published on August 29, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Former Syracuse receiver Sales invited to Atlanta Falcons

first_imgThe Atlanta Falcons invited former Syracuse wide receiver Marcus Sales to their rookie minicamp, according to the Post-Standard.Sales was the SU’s second-leading receiver last year, catching 64 passes for 882 yards and eight touchdowns. Sales missed the 2011 season after being suspended for a drug arrest. He finished his four-season SU career with 132 receptions, 1,780 yards and 16 touchdowns.He will join former teammate Deon Goggins with the Falcons. Goggins signed as an undrafted free agent Sunday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img Related Stories Class of their own: NFL Draft presents final step in seniors’ effort to restore Syracuse’s legitimacyFormer Syracuse tackle Pugh drafted 19th overall by New York GiantsNew York Giants select former Syracuse quarterback Nassib with 13th pick in 4th roundPittsburgh Steelers draft former Syracuse safety Thomas with 111th overall pick of NFL DraftFormer Syracuse guard Chibane to join Buffalo Bills as undrafted free agentlast_img read more

Women’s soccer: Wisconsin hung tight with nation’s best in NCAA Tournament, Coach Paula Wilkins excited for next year

first_imgThe No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team fell 1–0 to then No. 1 ranked Stanford just before Thanksgiving. With that, their season was over. They made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, which was one round further than last year, which is certainly something to be proud of. They also improved their record from 14-6-2 to 14-4-4, which was only a slight improvement, but an improvement nonetheless. Coach Paula Wilkins was very proud of how her team showed up toward the end of the season.“We played some very good soccer at the end of the year,” Wilkins said. “We were strong both offensively and defensively. I have talked all year about putting together a complete game together and we finally managed to do that in the first two rounds of the tournament.”Wisconsin dominated their first two opponents in the NCAA Tournament, Memphis and Hofstra, 3–0 and 6–0. They struggled to score goals all season, which was the most disappointing part of the season, Wilkins said, but their offense came to play come playoff time.Wilkins also felt very positively about the team’s progress made this season.“I think our experience finally started to pay off,” Wilkins said. “Last year’s postseason game against South Carolina and playing Florida State early on gave us some real challenges and it prepared us for our tough competition this year.”Women’s hockey: Badgers dominate Syracuse in a convincing weekend sweepIn a stunningly lopsided pair of contests this past weekend, the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers (17-1-0, 7-1-0 WCHA) defeated the Read…There are a couple players in particular that Wilkins was especially impressed by this season, and new goalie Jordyn Bloomer was one in particular.After former goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem graduated, Wilkins said Bloomer “stepped up” to the task.“She did everything we could have asked her to do,” Wilkins said.Usually occupying the midfield, Claire Shea also managed to step up in replacement of defender Sammy Kleedtke.Kleedtke occupied an important role on a staunch Badger defense. Though she doesn’t often appear in the box score, the sophomore started all 22 games her freshman year in 2017 and played 11 this year before going down with an injury.“[Shea] did a really good job of bringing in some consistency in the back and on 1-on-1 defending,” Wilkins said. “She was a big difference maker for us.”Though the 2018 season may be over, this vast majority of this group’s time at Wisconsin is not.Though she started off slow, Dani Rhodes ended the Badgers’ season on a tear, leading the team in goals with 10. A large sum of those scores came from her four-goal performance in the 6–0 rout over Hofstra during round two of the NCAA Tournament. Rhodes’ performance was the most goals ever for a single game among Badgers and also puts her in a tie for the Big Ten single-game record.Volleyball: Badgers cruise to sixth straight Sweet 16 with wins over Green Bay, PepperdineAfter receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team had to Read…With Rhodes and other key contributors returning in 2019, Wilkins feels optimistic about the upcoming soccer season. “I’m excited for next year,” Wilkins said. “We are returning 10 starters and will have even more experience next year. It hurts losing Alexis Tye and Emily Borgmann, but I feel really good about our defensive development and with Dani Rhodes and Cameron Murtha on offense, we should have no problem scoring goals.”These are promising words for Wisconsin women’s soccer fans who hope to advance even further in the Tournament next fall. With a few exceptions, the team is returning nearly all of their players and will be hungry for success after a heartbreaking 1–0 result to Stanford. Tune back in next August to watch the Wisconsin women’s soccer team get back after it.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Akron

first_img Published on November 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Too little, too lateAfter a header goal by Morgan Hackworth doubled Akron’s lead in the second half, Syracuse stared at a two-goal deficit in the waning moments of its season. Julio Fulcar and Kamal Miller picked the ball out of twine immediately after the score and pressed the team forward. “Maybe that’s your wake up call!” one fan hollered at SU after Akron’s third goal. SU sent as many as eight players in its offensive-third at one point. As time bled off the clock, more Orange passes intended for covered strikers bounced weakly out of any danger areas. A late shot by Raposo flew over the bar, and the crowd groaned. The Zips dropped back in as the defense absorbed pressure and Lundt paused before each goal kick or restart. Two door-step saves by Hilpert did little but keep the score respectable.It was Syracuse’s third multi-goal deficit in its last four games and again, it couldn’t overcome the widening-gap on the scoreboard. Full-on sprints by Syracuse players turned into jogs in the game’s final seconds. When the final buzzer sounded, Hagman dropped to the turf. The clock had run out. HAMILTON, N.Y. — 16th-seeded Syracuse (7-7-4, 1-4-3 Atlantic Coast) fell short against Akron (11-6-2, 1-2-1 Mid-American) 3-1 in the second round of the NCAA tournament underneath a snow flurry at Beyer-Small ‘76 Field on Sunday afternoon. A win would’ve marked the fourth tournament appearance in a row for Syracuse in which it made the third round. Instead, the Zips won their sixth-straight. In a season where Syracuse struggled to win close matches, Akron took advantage. Here are three takeaways from the season-ending loss. Transfer MarketBoth goal-scorers in the opening frame were transfers in their first year with a new program. In the 37th minute, Akron’s Abdi Mohamed capitalized on the Zips’ mounting offense. A Sondre Norheim yellow-card kept the ball in Akron’s offensive-third. Moments later, Akron’s leading-scorer David Egbo slid a pass to Mohamed, an Ohio State-transfer, who smashed the ball into the open net. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFour minutes later, Massimo Ferrin settled a pass from Jonathan Hagman down Syracuse’s left wing. A defender on his back, Ferrin sped into the box and slotted a shot past Akron keeper Ben Lundt. Ferrin, a transfer from Alabama-Birmingham, recorded 10 points in the regular season. He developed his role within the offense — he’s an alternative to playmakers Hugo Delhommelle or Ryan Raposo — and maximized his opportunity off the bench in SU’s biggest game of the year. Rust-lessPlaying in its first game in 18 days, Syracuse didn’t show signs of rust against Akron. SU tallied 12 shots in the first half, one more than the Zips, and utilized a crafty midfield and dominated possession. The attempts were a sign of an executed Orange gameplan. In the team’s earlier contest this season — a 3-1 victory on Oct. 1 — pressure on the offensive end allowed Hagman to record the lone hat-trick of his career. Multiple SU players said they planned to follow a similar plan of attack on Sunday. For the most part, they did. Forwards Tajon Buchanan and Raposo spent most of the first half darting forward and behind the Zips’ backline. SU’s midfield skied through balls and even the Orange backline got involved on the offensive end. Syracuse’s first goal sequence started as Hagman dispossessed an Akron defender who corralled a goal kick. Immediately after, Hagman found Ferrin down the wing who notched an equalizer. The tactic continued in the second-half. It nearly resulted in a goal early in the half as Raposo whipped a cross in front of Akron’s box to a streaking Buchanan and defender Jan Breitenmoser. While the pass rolled to the sidelines, an SU fan motioned his arms forward as if to will more orange-and-blue checkered jerseys across midfield. last_img read more

Boyle says Tipp must look past defeat in upcoming clash

first_imgThat’s the view of manager Brian Boyle, whose side travel to play Derry in Group 2 of the competition tomorrow.The Premier County were narrowly beaten by Galway last weekend.Brian believes the players can recover from that setback… Tipp FM will regular updates on the match, which gets underway at 2.30 on Saturday afternoon.last_img

Akinwunmi Heads NFF’s Reform Committee

first_imgAmaju Pinnick Given three months to complete restructuring of Nigeria footballDuro IkhazuagbeAmaju Melvin Pinnick’s desire to bequeath a sustainable football culture for the country got a boost wednesday with the naming of a first-of-its-kind Reform Committee for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The committee is a fulfilment of the promise made by Pinnick when handed a fresh four-year mandate at the NFF’s Elective Congress in Katsina last month. He said in his acceptance speech then that the administration of the game in the country would be reformed to bring it in line with global best practice.First Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, is saddled with completing the restructuring the country’s football in three months. The constitution of the committee whose membership cuts across a broad spectrum of football stakeholders was endorsed at the 74th Annual General Assembly of the federation in Asaba last week.NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko will serve as Vice Chairman, with other Board members Ibrahim Musa Gusau and Chidi Ofo Okenwa also in, as well as NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.There are also Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi (Chairman, Osun State FA), Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen (Chairman, Benue State FA), Porbeni Ogun (Chairman, Bayelsa State FA), Nasiru Saidu (Chairman, Sokoto State FA), Alh. Garba Mohammed (Chairman, Yobe State FA), Dr. Kweku Tandoh (Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission), Godwin Dudu Orumen (Executive Chairman, Edo State Sports Commission), Alh. Farouk Yarma Adamu (Commissioner for Youth Empowerment, Gombe State), Chief (Mrs) Dilichukwu Onyedinma (Director of Sports, FCT), Alh. Abba Yola (Chairman, NFF Technical Study Group) and Isaac Danladi, Chairman of NPFL Club Owners).Others are Alh. Shuaib Gara-Gombe, business mogul Yemi Idowu, Sampson Ebomhe and sports journalists Tony Ubani, Felix Awogu, Osasu Obayiuwana, Godwin Enakhena and Chisom Ezeoke, as well as one representative each of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Nigeria Referees Association and the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers.Already, the committee has appointed George Etomi and Partners as independent Secretary/Legal Adviser (with liberty to seek other legal advice). The law firm will do all the collation and categorization of data. The Chairman, Akinwunmi who is an attorney, has also appointed leading journalist, Mr. Colin Udoh, as his Special Assistant with specific responsibilities for research and social media enablement.Akinwunmi revealed yesterday that the committee will have a dedicated website and relevant email addresses (@Nigeriafootballreforms), “for people in every nook and cranny in Nigeria and also in the diaspora to be able to contribute to this debate and reform, as we will post all and any relevant document for review and general discussions.There could even be scheduled Q and A session on particular topics to be handled by specific persons.“In line with FIFA and CAF best practice, of these members shall be selected a 9 (nine) – Member Bureau that will serve as the engine room to drive the committee work and manage the day to day activities of the committee. There will be a minimum of six meetings (twice a month) and a 2-3 Day retreat at the end of the exercise. All other interactions would be done online.”It was further gathered that the committee will visit each of the geopolitical zones (not all the members) to have town hall discussions and meet specific groups, as well as engage a permanent media team to cover every meeting and interaction across the country on a retainer basis (ultimately, materials would be produced and archived for posterity).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Top NPFL Teams Crash out of AITEO Cup in Round of…

first_imgSmart City FC of Lagos defeated Enyimba 3-2 while Nasarawa State’s Aklosendi defeated fellow team from same state Nasarawa United 1-0. EFCC FC dimmed Sunshine Stars also by the same 1-0 score line.The beauty of minnows ending the campaigns of topflight clubs continued with Calabar Rovers defeating Wikki 4-2 in penalty shoot out after regulation time deadlocked one all.Abia Warriors defeated Gateway FC 2-0 to end the run of the Ogun State teamAt the UNIBEN Sports Ground in Benin City, what was predicted to be an easy fixture Enyimba turned out a nightmare as the non-league team ended the run of the People’s Elephant from Aba.Kareem handed Smart City the lead in the 17th minute before an own goal by Tunde Adejoku drew Enyimba level after the half hour.But it took the hard fighting Lagos side only three minutes to retake the lead with a ferocious effort from John Mawe Gini.Usman Abd’Allah sent on Bashir Abdulrahaman and Bright Emmanuel at the restart and the switches paid off twenty minutes later when Abdulrahaman picked Stanley Okorom’s long ball to blast past the keeper and restore parity for the second time in the explosive encounter.The underdogs, however, claimed a historic winner with 15 minutes left when Abduljabar Umar tapped in a loose ball after a free kick from the right.Thereafter, coach Lukman Oshun’s side defended obstinately to produce one of the biggest upsets in Nigeria’s Cup Competition.In Enugu, Rivers United FC handed out a 3-0 spanking to Akwa United to romp into the Last 16 stage.The Pride of Rivers State started in barn storming fashion and could have scored in the opening 60 seconds when Martins got on the end of a teasing Peter Ubakanma delivery off a corner only for Etboy Akpan to clear his goal bound header off the line.Akwa responded in the seventh minute with the Rivers United goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande forced into making a smart save to deny Dennis Nya who struck with purpose from the edge of the box.Rivers United scored with their next goal attempt with Adedipe’s effort off an Ubakanma delivery from a free kick, crossing the line despite the best attempts by the Akwa defence to prevent the ball from hitting the back of the net.Akwa predictably pushed forward in an attempt to get back on level terms and hurl themselves back into the contest.They almost got the equalizer on 19 minutes when Olisema shot but saw his effort saved, again by Akande.Spaces were now opening up for Rivers United as the Akwa United players charged up field in numbers in search of the equalizer.They almost got caught out in the 23rd minute following an electrifying Rivers United counter attack which ended with Bakary Bamba heading agonizingly wide from eight yards after he was set up brilliantly by the impressive Onyedikachi.Moments later, Ubakanma fired an indirect free kick inches wide as the Port Harcourt side began to tighten the screw.Seven minutes before the break, Akwa had and missed their best chance of the half when an unmarked Ocheme Edoh placed a header from six yards wide when it seemed easier to score.The Uyo club, buoyed by that action, made one last push in an attempt to get back on level terms before the game got to the half way stage.Temple Emekayi needlessly gave away a free kick at the edge of the Rivers United penalty area on the stroke of half time and set piece expert, Ndifreke Effiong stepped forward to take.He struck it brilliantly and the ball seemed destined to nestle in the bottom corner but Akande produced an extraordinary save to push the ball away for a corner.It was basically the last kick of a first half that ebbed and flowed but even more drama was to unfold in the second half which Akwa threatened to take by the scruff of the neck.The Akwa United Head Coach, Abasiakan Windy refused to speak to the media after the game but striker, Edoh was more forthcoming. RESULTSSmartCity FC 3-2 EnyimbaAmbassador FC 0-1 Warri WolvesGateway FC 0-2 Abia WarriorsCrown FC 1-1 Kwara UnitedCalabar Rovers 1-1 Wikki Tourists(Calabar Rovers 4-2 penalties)Ekiti United 2-4 InsuranceDelta Force 0-0 Cynosure FCCynosure FC 11-10 penalties)ROUND OF 16 QUALIFIERS1. Warri Wolves2. Aklosendi United3. El-Kanemi Warriors4. Lobi Stars5. Abia Warriors6. Bendel Insurance7. Rivers United8. Cynosure FC9. Niger Tornadoes10. Shooting Stars11. EFCC FC (FCT)12. Smart City FC13. Kwara United14. Calabar RoversTo be determined today1. Kogi United /Plateau United2. ABS FC /Kano PillarsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeThe ongoing 2019 AITEO Cup lived up to expectation Wednesday as several top Nigeria Professional Football League teams crashed out of the competition.Enyimba FC, Rangers International FC, Sunshine Stars, Nasarawa United, Akwa United, Katsina United, Gombe United and Wikki Tourists all crashed out at the Round of 32 stage yesterday.last_img read more

NBA All-Star 2019: Mike Malone lets Team LeBron watch J. Cole’s performance under one condition

first_imgMike Malone only allowed Team LeBron to watch J. Cole’s halftime concert at the NBA All-Star Game on one condition.Lakers star LeBron James asked Malone if his team could watch the show at the break. Malone jokingly agreed to allow it if the team picked up its defensive effort, according to ESPN. Related News NBA All-Star Game 2019: 3 takeaways from Team LeBron’s comeback win James made an NBA-record 15th consecutive All-Star game start, so he’s very familiar with the lackluster defense that has become common in the contest.Malone, the head coach of the Nuggets, is a first-time All-Star coach and his team got the result it wanted at the final buzzer.center_img NBA All-Star Game 2019: Top 5 highlights from Team LeBron’s victory over Team Giannis “I’ll let you go watch the J. Cole concert if you all get your a— back on transition (in the second half),” Malone said, via ESPN.Team LeBron trailed by 13 at the half in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. But it pulled off an impressive comeback to claim a 178-164 victory.last_img read more