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  • Mikel: Nigeria will Beat Zambia to Qualify for World Cup

    first_imgNigeria captain John Obi Mikel is confident that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals this week when they host Zambia’s Chipolopolo in a World Cup qualification Group B match in Uyo on Saturday, October 7.A victory for current Group B leaders Nigeria will see them win the group and qualify for the finals which will be hosted by Russia next year.Mikel, who currently plies his trade in China for Tianjin TEDA, praised second-placed Chipolopolo, but he believes that the Super Eagles deserve to qualify. The former Chelsea FC central midfielder was speaking to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) official website.“I must admit that I applaud the resurgence of the Zambians this late in the qualifiers. Beating Algeria home and away is no mean feat,” he said.“We will take them very serious because they clearly have a new spirit. It is time we wrap this up,” he continued. “We have all shown professionalism, dedication and determination to be at the pole position in a group tagged ‘Group of Death’.“Commendations must go to the entire team and the Coach, but we must finish it up in Uyo and secure our ticket right there.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Dodgers’ Rich Hill avoids serious injury in loss to Padres

    first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Stripling has allowed five runs in his last six games, a span of 11 ⅓ innings.The Padres would become only the third different team since the All-Star break — nearly a month ago — to beat the Dodgers. Attendance was announced at 52,898, the sixth sellout at Dodger Stadium this season. Other than a solo home run by Manuel Margot and an RBI single by Cory Spangenberg, both in the third inning, Hill did not allow a run over six innings. The left-hander pitched around five hits and three walks, striking out nine batters — five with his trademark sweeping, overhand curveball. Hill lowered his earned-run average to 3.44.Give Yasiel Puig partial credit. The Dodgers’ right fielder made a cartoonish throw to home plate — 96.2 mph on the fly from 270 feet away, according to MLB’s Statcast technology — in time to retire Hunter Renfroe for the final out of the third inning. Renfroe acrobatically avoided Austin Barnes’ initial tag attempt, but the Padres did not challenge the call by home plate umpire Carlos Torres.The Dodgers maintained a 3-2 lead when Hill was removed after six innings, having thrown 101 pitches.Justin Turner doubled and scored on a Cody Bellinger single in the first inning. Chris Taylor doubled and scored on a Cody Bellinger single in the third. Bellinger doubled and scored on an Austin Barnes single in the fifth.But San Diego took the lead with Ross Stripling on the mound. A solo home run by Margot, his second of the game, cleared the left-field fence in the seventh inning. Jose Pirela followed in the eighth inning with a solo home run of his own.center_img LOS ANGELES >> Standing in the batter’s box in the fourth inning, Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill had about four-tenths of a second to decide whether a baseball was headed straight for his head, or if he had a chance to lay down a bunt. He did not make the correct choice in time.One moment, Hill stood holding his bat parallel to the ground. The next moment he was crumbled in a heap, with coaches and trainers and even a security guard on the field rushing to monitor the scene. The 92-mph fastball from San Diego Padres pitcher Clayton Richard struck Hill in the neck. If Hill hadn’t flinched out of the way just before impact, a game of baseball would be a distant thought at Dodger Stadium Friday night.Surprisingly, the moment passed quickly. No one had time to warm up in the Dodgers’ bullpen before Hill was on his feet, jogging to first base. He threw two more innings against the Padres, looking no worse for the wear. San Diego won 4-3.The gruesome visual of Hill’s injury, combined with his long history of injuries, figured to knock him out of the game — maybe longer. If not his best game, it could be argued that Hill’s 17th start of the season was at least his most impressive.last_img read more

  • Mahdia businesswoman released on station bail

    first_imgAttempted rape/shooting…suspect under Police guard at GPHC – CommanderThe female miner, who shot a former employee thrice after he allegedly attempted to rape her, was arrested by the police but subsequently released on bail pending investigations.This is according to F Division Commander (Interior locations) Kevin Adonis, who told Guyana Times on Monday that the Mahdia businesswoman had been taken into Police custody following the shooting incident.However, she has been released on station bail as the probe into her alleged sexual assault and shooting incident continue.Meanwhile, the 36-year-old suspect, who was initially in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has not been listed as stable after taking three bullets to his arms and stomach. He is presently under Police guard at the medical facility.Reports are on July 11, the now wounded man was imbibing at his former employer’s premises at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). Reports are at about 00:45h on Friday morning, the man sneaked into the woman’s sleeping area and allegedly attempted to remove her underwear when she woke up and reached for her firearm, which was in close range. The woman fired three shots towards her perpetrator. He received gunshot wounds to his stomach and arms.The police were subsequently contacted and the woman, who is a licensed firearm holder, informed the cops that she shot the man in self-defence.The suspect was rushed to the Mahdia Hospital but as a result of the extent of his injuries, he was air-dashed to the city and taken to the GPHC.last_img read more