Ibrahimovic challenges AC Milan fans: I want 70,000!

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic wants a full house tonight for his AC Milan return. AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli, meanwhile, wants to reduce the euphoria around the Swede. Ibrahimovic on target as AC Milan whitewash Rhodense 9-0 “He is not the saviour of the country and will not solve all the problems. Of course it is an advantage to have him, but he will not win the matches by himself. We have to do more,” said Pioli. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…center_img The 38 year-old striker will make his ‘second’ debut tonight against Sampdoria. “How many spectators are expected in San Siro? 60,000? Well, I want at least 70,000, otherwise I won’t play,” said the Swede.Advertisementlast_img read more

February 5, 2019 Police Blotter

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

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Oguchi named D’Tigers player of the decade

September 22, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRelatedPosts D’Tigers star distributes COVID-19 relief materials D’Tigers’ captain hints at retirement US Basketball player to play for D’Tigers at 2021 Olympics Continental governing body, FIBA Africa, has named former D’Tigers guard, Chamberlain Oguchi, Nigeria’s best basketball player in the last decade.This was revealed in the second part of FIBA Africa’s ranking of the continent’s 10 best players of the last decade. D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu, and Orlando Magic power forward, Al-Farouk Aminu, also made the list.The Nigerians were picked from an initial list of 55 top African players.The selection was based on their impact at club and national teams’ participation at FIBA competitions, which ran from 2010 to 2020.Oguchi stamped his status as an African great after anchoring Nigeria to their first-ever Afrobasket championship title in 2015 in Tunisia, with a performance that earned him the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.He scored 19 points in the final against a star-studded Angolan team, but his best performance at the tournament was in the semi-final, against a resilient Senegalese side. He scored eight of his 13 three-point attempts against the West African foes.The 34-year-old has proved to be a big-time player for the national team, scoring 35 points at the 2012 Olympics in a 79-73 narrow loss to France, and converting eight of his 14 three-point attempts.He also grabbed the headlines after burying seven of his 12 three-point attempts in a 96-87 defeat to Spain at the Rio Olympics in 2016.The top 10 African players of the decade are Morocco’s Abdelali Lahrichi, Senegal, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Gorgui Dieng, Tunisian stars Makram Ben Romdhane and Salah Mejri, Angolans Eduardo Mingas and Carlos Morais.Others include Ivory Coast point guard, Souleyman Diabate, and Nigerian trio: Diogu, Aminu and Oguchi. Tags: Chamberlain OguchiD’TigersFIBA Africalast_img read more

Rosicky to remain with Gunners

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Asked if he expected Rosicky to stay, Wenger replied: “Yes.” The Arsenal manager added: “We have taken up the option (of a one-year contract extension).” Arsenal are likely to strengthen the squad in the summer, with Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech a reported target. However, it remains to be seen whether the Blues will allow the veteran stopper to join one of their title rivals. The close relationship between Cech and Rosicky is also said to be a factor in any potential £10million deal. Wenger, however, insisted such issues should play no part in any transfer. “Tomas Rosicky is not involved in the transfer market at all, he will be with us next season and we do not use the players for that,” the Arsenal boss said. “Most of the time it is the players who want to join you who come in. Sometimes they might call each other, but we do not get the players to interfere with that.” Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky is set to stay at Arsenal next season, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The 34-year-old has been on the fringes of the squad this season, making only five starts in the Barclays Premier League. However, Wenger insisted the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker remained integral to his plans for 2015-16. Press Association Arsenal will be out to sign off from their Premier League season with a return to winning ways against West Brom on Sunday, and so take some momentum into the FA Cup final. Wenger’s men laboured through a goalless draw at home to Sunderland on Wednesday night, which was enough to keep the Mackems up and all but secured third place for the Gunners. “We have fought very hard to directly qualify for the Champions League and we want to get over the line and finish the job, which we couldn’t do on Wednesday night. We want to do it in a convincing way on Sunday,” said Wenger, whose side have not scored at home for three games. Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has been troubled a painful knee injury which could put him in a race against time to be fit for both the FA Cup final against Aston Villa on May 30 and also international duty with England in June. “Danny will go out today for the first time, we have to wait for the response to that to know if he responds in a positive way. He could be fit very quickly,” said Wenger. “There is a good chance that he will be available for England, however it is difficult to know. “But certainly if he is not available for the FA Cup final, I can’t see him being competitive enough for England.” Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was not included in the England squad named on Thursday as he continues to recover from first an inflamed groin and then hamstring problem which sidelined him since early March. “It is not impossible (to make the FA Cup final) because he starts full training today. We will see how he responds to that,” said Wenger. “The difference (in not being selected for England) is that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played in any competition for a long time. That lack of competition takes some time to come back to a good competitive level. “I didn’t tell him (England manager Roy Hodgson) not to pick Oxlade-Chamberlain. He has looked when he played his last game and has then decided.” Wenger added: “Danny Welbeck is not out for a long time and he has nothing at all on any scan, just bone bruising on his knee, that is just the pain that will decide if he is fit or not.” last_img read more

Cricket News Show your Cricket Knowledge with the Hot New My11Circle Fantasy Sports App

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNew Delhi: For a cricket fan, World Cup 2019 is the most important event of this year. But consuming this sport has moved from mindless casual entertainment to a sport that commands active participation. It is no more just about getting on the couch and watching the match ideally. How about observing the game, making analysis and having an opinion about it?This was made possible by My11Circle, the fantasy cricket app that allows the user to enjoy the real matches of the World Cup and also participate in it by forming virtual teams of real-life players. The player gets points based on the performance of actual players in the matches going on the field. The players with the highest point score win cash rewards.#DadaKaVaada by Sourav Ganguly My11Circle is not offering grand cash prizes this World Cup but is also running an exciting contest along with its Brand Ambassador Sourav Ganguly. The former Indian Cricket Captain and legendary cricket player, Sourav Ganguly is challenging players on My11Circle to form teams and beat his selection on the app. Players who can beat him will get 5 times the cash reward amount.There is also a mega prize at the end of the World Cup of INR 1 Crore for the player who has maximum number of wins all through the Cricket World Cup 2019 matches. The platform is an excellent way to show your cricket skills and win cash rewards as well. Players can join at any point in time and start participating in the matches. Download the My11Circle Fantasy Cricket app right from the website.Rise of Fantasy GamesFantasy sports has been around since 1951 as a concept. It was first introduced by Dick Seitz as APBA (American Professional Baseball Association), a board game that was based on actual baseball. Of course, the games have changed a lot since then. As per a market research firm Wise Guy Reports, the global fantasy sports market stood at 10.47 billion in 2018 and is expected to cross USD 19.93 billion by 2025.The first glimpse of fantasy games in India started with ESPN-Star when it came up with Super Selector. However, it had phased out before the first edition of IPL.My11Circle powered by RummyCirclePlay Games24x7 introduced the brand-new fantasy cricket app My11Circle recently in 2019. The organization also has RummyCircle, the top online rummy platform in India. With My11Circle it introduced its 10 million players to the fantasy cricket platform and brought in its years of experience in offering personalized gameplay.Fantasy cricket is a game of skill and the players have to form the right teams using their cricket knowledge and quick decision-making abilities to form the right team and select the captain as well. What it means is knowing the player performance history and anticipating how they are going to perform in the World Cup.Why is Fantasy Cricket a Rage?Fantasy cricket is the biggest thing this World Cup. What is making it so big is the participation value and real cash rewards. For a country where cricket is almost worshipped, fantasy cricket simply takes it one notch up. With continuous innovation and new features introduced, fantasy cricket platforms are attracting cricket fans of the country.Fantasy games is not only increasing the followers for the sport but can also actively engage and get participation from real-time viewers. It is also bringing players who earlier didn’t really understand the sport, invest time and engage with the game. When players have the opportunity to win cash rewards, they get more involved in the game and even make the effort to research and understand the sport.ConclusionFantasy game has changed the way World Cup will be consumed this year. From just sitting on the couch and watching the match, to actively getting involved. With millions of players, signing up on fantasy cricket platforms, it is just a matter of time, when it would be become the first preferred option to consume cricket in the country.This is a syndicated feed not has been edited by News Nation editorial team. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Harris English tests positive for coronavirus

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_img___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports June 29, 2020 The Latest: Harris English tests positive for coronavirus Smith has run a camp for 25 years in North Carolina, where he played collegiately. But camps have been limited or canceled in many locations because of rules limiting sizes of gatherings because of the virus.___NASCAR may be racing during the coronavirus pandemic. Celebrating in early December now is off the schedule.The motorsports series has canceled its Champion’s Week and Cup Series awards scheduled for early December in Nashville, citing the uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the industry. NASCAR moved Champion’s Week to Nashville in 2019 from Las Vegas.NASCAR still plans to celebrate its champions from the Xfinity Series to the truck series and promises details to come. And NASCAR says the series looks forward to returning to Nashville in 2021. The positive test for English was part of the pre-tournament screening process at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. English did not play last week at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.Since its return to golf, the tour had no positive tests the opening week in Texas; one positive test in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; and three positive tests — plus two positive tests for caddies — in Connecticut.English says in a statement he feels healthy and supports the tour’s additional policy of not letting anyone at Detroit Golf Club until the test results were back. Previously, a player could practice but not enter the clubhouse while waiting on the results.English started the season with limited status and has risen to No. 27 in the FedEx Cup. He must self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will miss the next two tournaments. ___The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8.Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout protocol.The NHL said more than 250 players who worked out at team facilities were administered more than 1,450 COVID-19 tests.The league and players are in the final stages of agreeing to resume the season. Training camps can open as early as July 10 if an agreement on testing, health and safety protocols and “hub” cities to host the games can be reached. ___NBA All-Stars Kemba Walker and Trae Young, and U.S. women’s Olympians Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be coaches for an online basketball camp set up in response to coronavirus restrictions.The camp for children of all ages was launched by former NBA player and longtime TNT basketball studio analyst Kenny Smith.Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and WNBA star Brittney Griner are also set to work “The Jet Academy,” with more participants to be announced.The camps begin July 20 at www.jetacademycamp.com and can be streamed on any device. Schedule details and pricing are available on the website. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Harris English is the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

IPL 2020 likely to be postponed indefinitely

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – IPL 2020 is likely to be postponed indefinitely owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is understood that the BCCI has not set a new window yet for the tournament which was to be held between March 29 and May 24.The decision to postpone the IPL was discussed by the BCCI’s top brass, including Sourav Ganguly (president), Jay Shah (secretary), Brijesh Patel (IPL chairman) over a conference call yesterday evening. Also taking part in the call were Arun Dhumal (BCCI treasurer) and Hemang Amin (IPL chief operating officer).ESPNcricinfo understands the BCCI will formally announce their decision after convening a meeting of the IPL Governing Council this week.This is the second time the BCCI has been forced to defer the IPL. Last month, after the Indian government had put the country in a three-week lockdown, the board pushed the start date of the tournament back to April 15.Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of India’s lockdown until May 3, even as all domestic and international travel in and out of India continued to remain blocked. This made it apparent that the IPL had to be put off indefinitely.Although it was preparing for this scenario for some time, the BCCI had also been optimistic about conducting a month-long IPL with the final scheduled on the first week of June. Also as part of its contingency planning, the BCCI was looking into staging all the matches behind closed doors in the same city or state.All those plans had to be pushed to the backburner after a spike in coronavirus infections around the country. As of yesterday, over 11 000 people had tested positive for the disease in India with deaths inching closer to the 400-mark.With several restrictions put in place by the government in terms of social distancing and travel bans, and overseas players unable to participate with their own countries under lockdown, the BCCI was left with little choice but to put off the IPL.This leaves the tournament’s stakeholders, including the players, facing a big setback. At the auction last December, a total 62 players were bought by the eight franchises who spent INR 140.30 crores. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas buy in IPL’s history after Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for INR 15.5 crores.Neither Cummins, nor any of the other IPL players will receive any money until the tournament actually takes place. As per the norm, franchises make payment in two instalments: the first a week before the tournament starts and the rest after the season is over.The franchises, too, will feel the pinch as they rely heavily on the IPL’s commercial revenue, which also includes broadcast rights which were bought by Star India for a record sum for a five-year period in 2017. Every franchise, since then, was assured a minimum share worth INR 150 crores.last_img read more

Junior mid-distance swimmer encourages teammates with smile

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald PhotoTry to give junior Andrea Wiesner a hard practice and she’ll laugh in your face — literally. The short and bubbly member of the Wisconsin swim team is always laughing, even through a rough practice. “She always has a positive attitude throughout practice,” teammate Amalia Sarnecki said. “Having someone around who is light-hearted and entertains makes it easier to be there. … She is just so much fun to have as a teammate. Honestly, the best person ever. I am really grateful to have Andrea as a training partner and as a friend.”Even though Wiesner always has a smile on her face, not everything is fun and games.This Montrose, Colo. native takes swimming seriously and she has the finish times to back it up. Going into the Big Ten Championships on Wednesday, Wiesner will enter the meet ranked second nationally in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:14.25.Wiesner swam that time at the Texas Invitational last December, a swim she considers the highlight of her season.Wiesner also ranks fourth in the nation in the 200-yard individual medley and 37th in the 200-yard backstroke.Her times have already qualified her for the NCAA Championships in March. It will be her second showing at the meet.”I think it’s awesome,” her older brother and former teammate Eric Wiesner said of her qualifying for nationals. “I’m very proud and impressed with her. I think she deserves it. She is a very humble person who works hard and is not conceited. … She is also very smart and fun to hang out with.”Wiesner has been swimming with her brother since she was little and it was only fitting that she follow in his footsteps when deciding on a college.”I enjoy having her here,” Eric said. “Me being here helped her in transition between high school and college. She enjoys it here and doesn’t regret her decision at all.”In high school, Wiesner also enjoyed some success in the water. She won six state titles and was named Colorado 4A Swimmer of the Year during her senior year.”I’m pretty proud of my accomplishments in high school, I guess,” Wiesner said humbly.Her high school successes attracted the attention of the Wisconsin coaches and again with a smile, Wiesner committed to UW before taking an official trip here.”I had been familiar with the school, I really liked Madison, I liked the team and the coaches are great,” Wiesner said.Wiesner’s impact on the team was immediate and not just in the pool. Wiesner boosts one of the highest GPAs on the team and her academic achievements have helped the women’s swimming team to the highest GPA in the athletic department.”I think she is [a] silent leader,” her brother said. “She is just a really smart girl and works really hard for it. Holding a high GPA and swimming at the level that she does is impressive.”Now, following in her footsteps, the last member of the Wiesner family, younger brother Steven, has recently committed to UW.When asked about his brother committing, Eric simply said, “I don’t even know. I honestly think it’s weird.”Added Sarnecki, “I think they should move to Wisconsin so they could pay in-state tuition.”last_img read more

Tipp Under 21 manager focused on Senior Championship

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTipperary versus Waterford in the Munster Senior Football Quarter-Final will be played on May 31st in Semple Stadium. The Premier County were appearing in their first ever Under 21 All-Ireland decider yesterday but lost out to Tyrone by the narrowest of margins…on a full-time score of Tipperary 0-13 to Tyrone’s 1-11. After the game the Tipp manager was critical of Tyrone’s fouling off the ball.  Twomey, who is a selector for the senior team, says his players will need to play with more cynicism if they’re to win games. last_img read more

Rays’ Nate Lowe on what it means to be a Tampa Bay Ray, shifting the narrative and Blink-182

August 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSPORTING NEWS: You see all the talent across the team for the Rays. Do you feel like you guys are starting to shift the national narrative?NATE LOWE: I’ve been trying my best not to look at public opinion, we just gotta show up and play. It’s nice to get a little recognition, come in here (Yankee Stadium), play a Wednesday night ESPN game, getting a matchup with the Yankees, like we want.We know we might not be the favorite, but we don’t care for that. We think we have a chance to win every game this week.SN: To your point, it feels like there are a few teams in baseball that come with their own organizational attitude or personality, like the A’s and, obviously, the Rays. So what does it mean to be a Ray?NL: It’s all I’ve ever known, so I don’t know any rep for it, because I’ve been on the inside looking out the whole time. I’m sure you come up to Yankee Stadium, the grass might be a little greener, the clubhouse might be a little bigger, you’re gonna get your 40,000 crowd or whatever it is. I don’t have anything, crazy-rep wise that I would notice as far as being a Rays player. Regardless of what kinda payroll we got, we’re gonna compete. SN: It feels like the stars align every 10 years or so with the Rays, talent-wise. It’s definitely coming together this year, you’re seeing it now. What’s it like being a part of that?NL: It’s really cool. Not being drafted high, I never thought of myself like prospect-status or anything like that. Then I have a better year last year, I start seeing some of the prospect side of it, which is still baseball. Being able to come up with the group of guys in my draft class and the draft classes around me, there’s talent (with the Rays) all the way through, top to bottom.Obviously (Wander) Franco is getting the international spotlight, too, ’cause he’s gonna be as good as advertised. There’s guys all the way through that are going be able to help this team, not just this year or a year that the “stars-align,” but can consistently help this team for years.SN: All right, here we go, rapid fire: You’re in the gym, you’re getting pumped. Juices are flowing, adrenaline’s going, what’s your go-to song or artist?NL: Ooooh. Recently it’s been Blink-182. “Stay Together for the Kids,” that’s been a good one. “Welcome to the Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance. It goes through phases, though. Sometimes it’s rap, sometimes it’s rock. It’s never country. EDM, yes. But those two songs right now.SN: Pizza or tacos?NL: Pizza.SN: New York or Chicago style? NL: New York. But I haven’t been to Chicago, so I wouldn’t know.SN: Last question: A hippo and a rhino get into a fight. Who wins? NL: A hippo. They’re so mean. Their mouths are huge. A rhino is gonna butt a hippo, but a hippo can definitely chomp a rhino. Throughout the 2019 MLB season, Sporting News will run short interviews with players, highlighting their favorite foods, activities and more.In this edition, SN’s Joe Rivera got two minutes with Rays infielder Nate Lowe.last_img read more