Erasmus on wanted list

first_imgIt’s believed the SARU are willing to offer the Munster director of rugby a five-year deal in the hope of enticing him away from the province.Allister Coetzee currently remains in charge of the national team, although a decision on his future is expected by the end of the month after a disappointing 2016.Erasmus was South Africa’s General Manager for High Performance before moving to Munster last summer.last_img

Martial plays down move from Old Trafford

first_imgAccording to reports the French forward is considering a move to PSG after an apparent falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.Martial has since responded to these claims on Twitter, simply saying: “Don’t listen the papers it’s wrong thanks.”The 21 year old has found games hard to come by this season, featuring just once in the league so far in 2017.last_img

Ryan’s Hurlers go down by a point in Cork

first_imgMichael Ryan’s side were already through to the quarter finals but Cork scraped the win today to join them in the play-offs.There was only a point between them in the end – Cork 0-26 Tipperary 3-16.The Premier County will play Offaly in the quarter-finals. Elsewhere it’s been confirmed that Dublin and Clare will battle it out in the Allianz Hurling League Division Relegation play-off.It’s after Dublin lost to Kilkenny by 2-20 to 1-16 at Parnell Park and Clare went down 2-21 to 1-22 to Waterford at Innovate Wexford Park.Kilkenny and Waterford both progressed to the quarter-finals where They’ll be joined by Cork after today’s result…In Division 1B, Already promoted Wexford claimed their fifth straight win as they defeated Laois by 2-24 to 2-20 at Innovate Wexford Park.Galway finish second in the Division after they beat Limerick by 0-24 to 1-18 at the Gaelic Grounds.It finished Kerry 2-16 Offaly 1-21at Austin Stack Park – Laois will host Kerry in a relegation play/off next weekend.And the  quarter-final line-up has been confirmed following today’s games.Tipperary will face Offaly, Cork will go up against Limerick, it’s Waterford against Galway and Kilkenny will meet Wexfordlast_img read more

Tipp warned to expect a tough Clare side with a point to prove

first_imgFormer Tipp player and manager Ken Hogan says Clare will feel they have a point to prove following their performance against Cork in the provincial final.730Ken Tues[CLIP]Throw-in is at 3 o’clock on Saturday and Tipp FM’s live coverage comes in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh, main Citroen dealer and Connolly Man, O’Connell Street, Clonmel. Tipperary can expect a formidable challenge from Clare this weekend when the sides meet in the All Ireland senior hurling quarter-final.The Banner lost out to Cork in the Munster final while All Ireland Champions Tipp have come through the qualifiers.The new-look Pairc ui Chaoimh plays host to the meeting of the near neighbours.last_img

Okowa Promises Eagles $25,000 for Each Goal Scored against S’Africa

first_imgAFCON 2019 QUALIFIER IN JO’BURG*22 Eagles train at Stephen Keshi Stadium ahead Thursday trip to Jo’burgDuro Ikhazuagbe Super Eagles dream of avenging the 2-0 defeat South Africa inflicted on Nigeria at the beginning of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers has received the backing of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.Okowa yesterday promised to reward Eagles with $25,000 (about N9million) for each goal scored against Bafana Bafana at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.Gov. Okowa who is hosting Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba ahead of the trip to South Africa, promised the team the incentive when he breezed into the Stephen Keshi Stadium to felicitate with the players during their evening training session.“We are truly excited as a state to have you train at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, we are glad that you are in Asaba and from what we can see, this is a team for today and the future.“The fact that you are leaving Asaba for South Africa; we are sure you will get victory; you are doing very well and we welcome you to Asaba; as a state government, we will contribute to what you are going to do out there in South Africa, for every goal, we are going to give you $25, 000,” the governor said.He continued, “when you are back we are also going to host you here in Asaba. We want you to stay strong and success will be yours, because, we are a praying state and we are confident that you are going to South Africa to get a lot of goals,” concludes Gov Okowa.President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick had thanked the governor for making the Stephen Keshi Stadium available for the Super Eagles to train, describing the team as the “most disciplined, young and promising who are in the home of sports, Delta State. “Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genot Rohr, described the pitch as one of the best in the country while team’s stand-in Captain, Ahmed Musa, assured Gov. Okowa that Nigeria would go to South Africa and qualify for AFCON 2019.Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium yesterday evening as the Eagles stepped into gear for the battle against the Bafana Bafana.At the evening training session were; goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, and defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Jamilu Collins.There were also midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu and Mikel Agu, and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success and Samuel Chukwueze.Only France-based forward Samuel Kalu is expected to arrive camp today.Table-toppers Nigeria actually need just one point from Saturday’s encounter to be sure of a slot at next year’s continental house-party, but a combination of national pride, assumed rivalry between both teams and commitment to avenging a stinging defeat by the Bafana Bafana in Uyo 17 months ago has adorned this match with a totally different garb.The South Africans had in June last year inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Nigeria in the first match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo. Although Nigeria is going into Saturday clash as Group E leaders on nine points a draw will seal Super Eagles qualification to AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.Meanwhile, Nigeria’s delegation to Saturday’s big match will depart the country aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport on Thursday evening. The Eagles are expected to have a feel of the picturesque FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon by 3.30pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bribery: FIFA Bans Tanzanian Ref Life

first_imgThe adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Oden Charles Mbaga, a referee affiliated to the Tanzania Football Federation, guilty of having accepted bribes in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.According to the FIFA committee, investigation into Mr Mbaga was opened on 11 July 2018.In its decision released yesterday, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Mbaga had breached art. 11 (bribery) of the 2009 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 200,000 has been imposed on Mr Mbaga. The decision was notified to Mr Mbaga yesterday, the date on which the ban comes into force.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Homer happy: Dodgers pummel Samardzija, Giants 7-2

first_img Written By Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 11:13 IST Homer Happy: Dodgers Pummel Samardzija, Giants 7-2 Mookie Betts homered for the first time at Dodger Stadium, and Max Muncy, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos went deep to help Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Friday night SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Mookie Betts homered for the first time at Dodger Stadium, and Max Muncy, Will Smith and Edwin Ríos went deep to help Los Angeles defeat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Friday night.The Dodgers have won three in a row and eight of 10.Betts was back in the lineup for the first time since injuring his left middle finger last Sunday in Phoenix. He didn’t waste any time, doubling in his first at-bat. He homered into the left-field pavilion in the third, tying the game 1-all. Two batters later, Justin Turner’s RBI single gave Los Angeles the lead for good, 2-1.The Dodgers pummeled Jeff Samardzija in the fourth. Muncy homered to the right-field pavilion leading off. Smith slugged his second homer of the season — both against the Giants — that eluded a leaping Darin Ruf in left field, extending the lead to 5-1.Los Angeles has homered in 12 of its first 14 games.Ríos homered into the Giants’ bullpen leading off the eighth against Wandy Peralta, making it 7-2.Samardzija (0-2) struggled again in the fifth, giving up a leadoff walk to Cody Bellinger before hitting Turner and Kiké Hernández to load the bases with no outs. Sam Selman replaced Samardzija, who was charged with the run when Bellinger scored on Chris Taylor’s fielder’s choice groundout to third.Samardzija gave up six runs (five earned) and seven hits in four innings. He struck out three and walked two. The right-hander’s ERA ballooned to 9.88.Dylan Floro (1-0) got the victory, giving up one hit in one inning with two strikeouts.Dodgers starter Julio Urías allowed one run and three hits in four innings. He struck out two and walked two. Jake McGee retired the side in order in the ninth.The Giants’ runs came on Donovan Solano’s RBI single in the third and Wilmer Flores’ homer that struck a female cardboard cutout’s face in left field in the sixth.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: Manager Gabe Kapler traded text messages with OF prospect Hunter Bishop, who is eager to get going at the club’s alternate site in Sacramento after being delayed because of a positive test for the coronavirus. “Bishop is chomping at the bit,” Kapler said of the 10th overall draft pick last year. … LHP Drew Smyly, on the IL with an index finger strain in his throwing hand, was examined by hand specialist Dr. Scott Hansen and is progressing well. Smyly will be re-evaluated after the current 10-game trip. … RHP Reyes Moronta (shoulder strain) will begin a throwing program at Sacramento.Dodgers: SS Corey Seager left the game in the third with low back discomfort. He was already bothered by quad tightness.RUF ONEThe Giants committed their MLB-leading 18th error in the third. A ball hit by Bellinger took a weird bounce just out of left fielder Ruf’s reach and he had to chase the ball down, giving Bellinger time to take second on the miscue.KELLY’S AIMDodgers reliever Joe Kelly, appealing an eight-game suspension for throwing at multiple Houston Astros players, struck home plate umpire Jim Reynolds in the left shoulder in the eighth. Catcher Will Smith never got his glove up to grab the ball. Reynolds winced and then walked out to Kelly with a new ball.OUCHTurner was hit by a pitch in the fifth, making him the Dodgers’ career leader with 75.ON THE ROAD AGAINAs a precaution, Giants OF Steven Duggar and RHP Andrew Triggs opted to drive separately in rental cars from Los Angeles to report to Sacramento rather than receive a ride from a professional driver.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 8th August, 2020 11:13 IST LIVE TV COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more