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  • SWAN renews call to immortalise Rashidi Yekini

    first_imgRelatedPosts Sustain Ihedioha’s blueprint on sports development, administrator urges Imo governor Why Heartland FC crisis lingers — Chairman Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Kwara State Chapter has renewed call on the state government to immortalise late Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Rashidi Yekini.This was contained in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin by the state Secretary of the association, Olayinka Owolewa. The body, while commending the state Governor, Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for his interventions in the sports sector since he assumed office, appealed to him to either name a stand at the Main Bowl of the Kwara Stadium Complex or name a competition to be sponsored by the state government after him.Owolewa, who reminded that Yekini was a native of Ira in Oyun Local Government Area of the state, recalled that he shone like a million stars during his playing days with the Super Eagles and in Portugal with Vitoria Setubal.He died eight years ago in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after retiring from football.The statement said: “We are appealing to His Excellency, to please consider naming a part of the stadium stand, if not the stadium after the late Goal King.“No doubt, Yekini put the name of the state on the world map during his playing days. “He played 58 times and scored 37 goals for the Super Eagles and no one has beaten this record till date.”The statement also appealed to the State Government to assist his mother, Alhaja Sikiratu Yekini, who needs every care or attention any aged person would need at the moment.The body also appealed to well to do Nigerians to also extend their hands of fellowship to the aged woman in Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara State.Tags: ImmortalisationRashidi YekiniSports Writers Association of NigeriaSuper EaglesSWANlast_img read more

  • Cricket News BCCI Elections On Oct 23 Instead Of Oct 22: CoA Chief Vinod Rai

    first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The BCCI’s much-awaited elections have been rescheduled by a day to October 23 in the wake of assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running Indian cricket Vinod Rai told PTI on Tuesday.Both the states will be voting on October 21 in a single-phase elections and to ensure that voter members from the two units are not inconvenienced, the Cricket Board poll, which was to be held on October 22, has been postponed by a day.“The BCCI elections are on track. It’s just because of the state polls, we have decided to reschedule by a day. So it will now be held on October 23 instead of October 22. Anything else that you read anywhere will be factually incorrect,” Rai said on Tuesday.The CoA also extended the deadline for conducting elections of BCCI’s state units by a week, to October 4.Another CoA member Diana Edulji said while she is “against any delay in conducting the BCCI elections”, she understands that a day’s extension is due to state polls.“As per the Supreme Court order passed on September 20, the state units may be granted a few days’ grace but BCCI elections should be on time. We may defer it by a day due to assembly elections in Maharashtra on 21st,” the former India women’s captain said.Rai was happy with the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing on the Tuesday during which its petition seeking clarification on the permission granted to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to hold elections, was admitted.“Today, the petition came up for hearing. The BCCI counsel was there, TNCA counsel and amicus curiae P S Narsimha was there. I am happy with the outcome,” he said.“The SC took cognisance of the fact that some state units are misinterpreting the order mischievously on ‘disqualification being confined to office-bearers only’,” said Rai.“Many felt that it meant that the 70-year clause (age cap), non-Indian passport holder clause have been done away with, which is not the case,” the former CAG added.The CoA, in its petition to the apex court, has also submitted the status of compliance of 38 state units of BCCI.There are 24 full members, who have registered their respective constitutions as per CoA’s approval. Three members—Railways, Services and Universities—will have an authorised representative as per the BCCI constitution.The CoA has also informed the court that seven full members have had their constitution approved by it but have not yet submitted the document.There are two members, who are in dialogue with CoA and are on their way to compliance.According to the CoA, only two members—Haryana and Tamil Nadu are “not compliant and failed to bring their constitution in line with the approved one.”The BCCI elections will mark an end to the tenure of the Supreme Court-appointed administrators, governing Indian cricket. last_img read more

  • The Latest: Kerber gets 2nd round of US Open underway

    first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___The second round of the U.S. Open is underway with a cloudy sky and a chance of rain at Flushing Meadows. The Latest: Kerber gets 2nd round of US Open underway September 2, 2020 Associated Press Seventeenth-seeded Angelique Kerber is getting things started in the women’s bracket against Anna-Lena Friedsam, ranked No. 109 in the world. Former champion Naomi Osaka plays Wednesday night after a day off to rest a worrisome left hamstring.On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic tries to remain unbeaten in 2020 when he plays Kyle Edmund. Djokovic is 24-0 this year, has won 18 of his last 19 matches in Grand Slam tournaments and is heavily favored to pick up his fourth U.S. Open title.The weather could play a factor, given the chance of rain, especially through early afternoon. Temperatures of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) are predicted.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

  • Jones leads Badgers to Wolverine Invite

    first_imgThis weekend the men’s golf team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to compete in the 2005 Wolverine Intercollegiate. The 15-team field includes Big Ten programs Indiana, Iowa, Penn State and host Michigan, with a variety of other teams from around the country.Wisconsin will be looking to improve after their 14th place finish last weekend at the 17-team Cleveland State Invitational where redshirt freshman Pat Duffy and true freshmen Nick Engen and Ben Herrera all made their collegiate debuts.This weekend’s tournament will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course. The 6,704-yard, par-71 lay out was recently ranked as the third-best college course in the nation.”It’s an older golf course,” Wisconsin head coach Jim Schuman said. “You’ve got greens that are very elevated, lots of slope in there. There are some holes there that are short off the tee and they kind of bait you into picking the wrong golf club.”The course underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the spring of 1994, which restored bunkers and tee boxes, and improved the irrigation system. In addition, a new practice range was constructed, complete with practice greens and sand traps.Scoring at the Wolverine Intercollegiate will be calculated in a five-count-four format. Five players from each team will play each round, and the four best scores from each round will then count toward the team total.This fall, Schuman will be challenged when selecting five players for each tournament, and this weekend is no exception.”It’s a totally different chemistry than we had last year,” Schuman said. “I think we’re much more even across the board. All five guys will be ready to contribute at any time. That’s how we’re going to do well, and that’s how we’re going to win golf tournaments.”The Badgers will be led by junior Garrett Jones, who set the UW record for season scoring average last year with 72.7 shots per 18 holes. Last weekend, he carded the lowest Wisconsin score in each of the three rounds en route to a fourth place overall finish.Jeff Kaiser will be the No. 2 golfer and will be looking to rebound from a 62nd-place finish last weekend.Accompanying Jones and Kaiser to Michigan will be true freshmen Tyler Obermueller, and redshirt freshmen Paul Jacobsen and Engen. These five earned the chance to play by beating their fellow teammates in qualifying rounds at practice this week.”We try to get in a minimum of at least three or four [qualifying rounds], and on a day-in and day-out basis you’re going to get your four or five best players out of there,” Schuman said.Although Schuman does not set his lineup for each tournament based on the course being played, he feels that this week’s course fits his team well.”The five guys that we’re taking this week, they all have decent short games and they’re all very good putters,” Schuman said. “If we can get that short game to overcome some of that inexperience then I would hope to see some good rounds out of the guys.””It’s paramount that the guys, when they are missing, that they miss on the correct side of the green. The greens tend to be very, very quick there, so you’ve got to really take care of your golf ball.”While Schuman concedes that his team is not as seasoned as most of the competition, he remains confident.”It’s a lot to expect out of some young, young guys,” Schuman said. “But I do know this: they’re up to the challenge and I’m really looking forward to it.”last_img read more

  • DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH BROTHERS IN STUNNING YOUNG SCIENTIST INVENTION

    first_imgDDTV: There’s loads of brains in the McGeehin family – brothers Ronan (13) and his brother Eóin (14), are students at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny.And they wanted to develop an early warning system to tell motorists when the road surface becomes icy.With in-car gauges not always accurate, the boys have come up with an incredible prototype which could save lives on our roads.Watch this video to see their incredible idea on show at the BT Young Scientist of the Year exhibition in Dublin.  DDTV: COLÁISTE AILIGH BROTHERS IN STUNNING YOUNG SCIENTIST INVENTION was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste AilighletterkennyMcGeehin brotherslast_img read more