Month: September 2020

Coursing Club boss explains timetable change

first_imgThis is likely to be arrangement for the forseeable future.Tipp FM will bring you coverage of all three days of the National Coursing Meeting. The three-day event at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, gets underway tomorrow morning.The days on which the courses are being run off has changed this year.Chief Executive of the Irish Coursing Club DJ Histon says having examined the figures relating to past meetings it was decided it would be best to hold it on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.last_img

Local Tipp town derby today

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM In the TSDL Premier League there’s a major local derby fixed for 3pm today when St. Michael’s take on Tipp town FC.If St. Michael’s win today they’ll have claimed the league title, however, Tipp town won’t want to let that happen on home turf.Both clubs will be playing for pride, but our soccer correspondent Jamie O’ Flaherty believes St Michael’s will want to wrap up the league title today, to prepare them for the Munster Junior Cup semi-final in a few weeks time.last_img read more

Injury problems for Arsenal

first_imgTottenham have failed to make any signings but have sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City while the Magpies haven’t signed as many players as Benitez would like. Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal’s Premier league opener against Leicester this Friday night.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed the striker has an abdominal strain and could be out for two weeks or more.Meanwhile Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino have both expressed disappointment at a lack of summer signings.last_img read more

Kildangan edge Intermediate decider

first_imgKildangan have lifted the County Intermediate Football crown thanks to a four point win over Clonmel Óg.It finished 1-11 to 1-7 in Dundrum.Manager Eamonn Kelly. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

Joseph O’Brien leads home an Irish 1-2-3 in Melbourne

first_imgJoseph O’Brien’s ‘Rekindling’ led home an Irish1-2-3 in the prestigious Melbourne Cup at Flemington this morning.The 24-year-old’s horse came from behind to beat ‘Johannes Vermeer’ trained by his Dad Aiden O’Brien.Another Irish horse, ‘Max Dynamite’, the runner up from two years ago, was third for trainer Willie Mullins. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Edo: We Are Not Renaming Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

first_imgEdo State Government has said unequivocally that there is no intention to rename the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.A statement from the Chief Press Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa said yesterday that the name “Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium” remains because it is named after the revered late Dr Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia because of his unparallel contributions to sports development in the old Bendel State.He added that it will be a disservice for any government to contemplate changing the name. According to him, this clarification becomes necessary as some traditional and social media platforms misquoted the state’s Deputy Governor, Right Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu in a live interview granted the Channels Television on Thursday night.In the euphoria following the promotion of Bendel Insurance Football Club to the elite division of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) after over a decade in the lower cadre, the deputy governor said the “Samuel Ogbemdia Stadium will be named the Home of Bendel Insurance FC.”This was misinterpreted to mean that the legendary Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium will be renamed “Bendel Insurance Football Club Stadium.”Musa stressed that the present administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki is determined to return the lost glory of Edo State in sports development. “Basically, this is in line with the vision and mission of the late Samuel Ogbemudia for Edo State,” concludes the statement from the Deputy Governor’s office.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lagos Media Marathon Will Enhance Ambode’s Road Races Revival, Says Alli

first_imgYussuf Alli He said that when media practitioners sing the gospel of walking, jogging, running, general exercise and its immense health benefits more and more citizens will embrace it thus leading to a healthier and more productive workforce and less spending by the government on healthcare.He added: “ Since Governor Ambode revived the culture of marathon in 2016 with the Lagos City Marathon, there has been an upsurge in the interest of Lagosians and Nigerians alike in road races and marathon, so with the media coming in now, that will even help further.”Alli said he would be more than willing to also help with the Lagos Media Marathon to make it a success right from its first edition.The Lagos City Marathon General Manager commended the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, and other relevant bodies that are involved in the planning of the Lagos Media Marathon fixed for May 1, 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Athletics legend, Yussuf Alli, has described the decision of the Lagos chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to organise a road race as one of the best things that happened to marathon and road races since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode revived the culture in February 2016 with the Lagos City Marathon.“The media is the fourth estate of the realm because journalists set agenda and we follow. The decision to organize a road race which is open to all Nigerians with special prizes for journalists and non-journalists will make millions of Nigerians embrace the culture of running, I am so happy with the decision.”Alli who was within the Top 10 ranking in the world during his active years in the men’s long jump alongside legends like Carl Lewis and Mike Powell for a decade is now the poster face for the organisation of top road races across Nigeria, including the Lagos City Marathon which is an IAAF Bronze Label race, Okpekpe Road Race, Aba Half Marathon and others.last_img read more

Kano Pillars Fined N8m, Rabiu Ali Banned for 12 Matches

first_imgHOOLIGANISMThe League Management Company (LMC) has slammed N8million fine on Kano Pillars FC while its Captain, Rabiu Ali has been banned from all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) activities and matches for a period of 12 matches.The punishment handed out to the Sai Masu Gida is sequel to the crowd disturbances and harassment of match referees in one of the fixtures of Match-day four of the Super Six Championship Playoff which ended at the Agege Stadium in Lagos yesterday. Supporters sympathetic to the Kano football side invaded the pitch, damaged perimeter fences and advertising panels while hauling objects at the VIP stands at the end of the fixture between Kano Pillars and Rangers International which ended 1-1.LMC in a summary jurisdiction notice charged Kano Pillars with a four count breaches of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL including breaches of Rule B13.18, C9, C1.1.Rabiu Ali was charged for accosting the centre referee and in so doing incited others to commit acts of violence and misconduct in breach of Rule C1.3In the charged against Kano Pillars, the breaches covered offenses such as the hauling of objects towards the field of play by some of their supporters in violation of Rule B13.18. Kano Pillars were also charged for failing to control and ensure proper conduct of its players and officials who accosted the match Referee in protest which constituted a breach of Rule C9.The third charge read, “you are in breach of Rule B13.18 of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League, in that on Monday, 10th June 2019, immediately after your NPFL Championship Playoff Match: Kano Pillars vs. Rangers International, some of your supporters encroached onto the field of play, pursuing after match officials”.The fourth count was hinged on the violent conduct of the Supporters in a manner capable of bringing the league to disrepute and including injury to spectators and damage to facilities and equipment in violation of Rule C1.1 which is punishable by virtue of B15.17 and B13.23 of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL.For the first three breaches, the LMC fined the club N1million for each count and N5m for the breach of Rule C1.1. Furthermore, the club has been ordered to play their next three home matches behind closed doors and stands to forfeit three points in the new season, 2019/2020, should it be found in further breach of the charges during the duration of the new season.The player and club are required by the Rules to accept or appeal the charges and sanction in writing within 48 hours.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players

first_imgLast Updated: 5th August, 2020 06:16 IST Virus-stricken Marlins Resume Season With 18 New Players Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating.Also among the 18 players joining the Marlins’ 30-man roster as they resumed their virus-disrupted season in Baltimore on Tuesday night were outfielder Monte Harrison and right-hander Jose Guzman, highly regarded prospects reaching the majors for the first time.Another newcomer was pitcher Richard Bleier, returning to his former ballpark after being acquired from the Orioles in a trade over the weekend.“We’re just excited to get back on the field,” president of baseball operations Michael Hill said.After the Marlins waited nine days to play following the outbreak, the start of the game was pushed back nearly an hour when their latest test results were delayed.Starting pitchers Sandy Alcantara and Caleb Smith joined Jose Urena on the injured list, leaving the Marlins without three-fifths of their rotation. Eight of their 12 opening-day relievers were also on the IL, as was shortstop Miguel Rojas.With more than half the team needing to be replaced, newcomers included infielder Eddy Alvarez a 30-year-old Miami native who won a silver medal in speedskating at the 2014 Winter Olympics and had yet to play in the majors.“A tremendous story on stick-to-it-iveness,” Hill said.And this: The Marlins technically began the game in first place in the NL East.At 2-1, Miami started the day with the best winning percentage in the division. Teams are scheduled for only 60 games each this season and it’s possible not every club will play that many because of disruptions.In that case, with 16 of 30 clubs making the playoffs, the postseason field would be determined by winning percentage.The Marlins’ revamped pitching staff includes right-hander Mike Morin and left-hander Brian Moran, and right-hander Josh A. Smith and left-hander Josh D. Smith, all recently acquired veterans.“I won’t say it was a call to arms,” Hill said. “It was a call in need of arms.”The Marlins put 17 players on the injured list, and starting second baseman Isan Diaz opted out for the rest of the season. Replacements included seven newly acquired players, and 11 players from the team’s alternate training site.Harrison was in the lineup in center field Tuesday night, as was 33-year-old newcomer Logan Forsythe as the designated hitter.The virus infected 21 members of the Marlins’ traveling party and forced the suspension of their season July 26 after just three games. The roster overhaul that has followed will test a farm system much improved since Derek Jeter’s group bought the franchise nearly three years ago.“We expect to win games,” Hill said. “We have been able to acquire layers of talent, and while you never anticipate having to replace 18 players, it’s a credit to the work we’ve done organizationally to build depth to absorb what we are doing today.“No one is making excuses. We know we have a job to do and we’re ready to go.”Image credits: AP LIVE TVcenter_img Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th August, 2020 06:16 ISTlast_img read more

Nelson gets back to work as Colts hold 1st padded practice

first_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 12:50 IST Nelson Gets Back To Work As Colts Hold 1st Padded Practice The two-time All-Pro guard dressed in shoulder pads, pulled on a helmet and finally got back to work at the Indianapolis Colts training complex. It doesn’t get much better than hitting guys across the line of scrimmage Associated Press Television News Quenton Nelson’s 7 1/2-month wait finally ended Monday.The two-time All-Pro guard dressed in shoulder pads, pulled on a helmet and finally got back to work at the Indianapolis Colts training complex. It doesn’t get much better than hitting guys across the line of scrimmage.“I always love to be able to strap it up,” Nelson said. “It’s fun to be back out there.”What’s fun for Nelson and one of the NFL’s top offensive lines doesn’t sound especially entertaining for defensive linemen around the league or even teammates.Worse for opponents, Nelson hasn’t appeared to miss a beat during this unusual offseason.He started working out in Colorado, headed to Chicago, met some ex-college teammates and trained at a gym owned by former Chicago Bears center Olin Kreutz when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down many other workout facilities.Now the guard has returned for his third NFL season focused, fit and eager to get into football shape by banging bodies before Indy’s scheduled season-opener Sept. 13 at Jacksonville with only 11 padded practices.Nelson insists the reduction in full-contact workouts won’t be problematic in getting into game shape.“We’re out there competing as hard as we can,” he said after Indy’s first full workout. “We’re going hard, trying to get the best of each other. But it’s about being smart, not trying to hurt anyone out there or give that extra shove or anything like that.”Striking the proper balance could be tricky based on Indy’s circumstances.Like 31 other NFL teams, none of the Colts participated in the traditional offseason workouts or mini-camps.But unlike most other teams, the Colts made a quarterback change. Jacoby Brissett, who made 15 starts last season in place of the retired Andrew Luck, was relegated to backup duty when eight-time Pro Bowler Philip Rivers signed as a free agent.Now, after 16 seasons with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers, Rivers is relearning a new, though familiar playbook and an entirely new cast of teammates.“I feel pretty confident in our relationship with Phil,” Kelly said. “He brings a high football I.Q., one I haven’t seen before, because of all his years of experience. So it’s sort of trial by error and we’ve done a great job of trying to get all five guys on the same page.”A multitude of Zoom meetings helped Nelson and other offensive linemen hear Rivers’ voice and figure out his inflection. Rivers credited that work to avoiding any false starts on the first day of camp. And while the walk-throughs that kicked off camp allowed offensive players to gain even more familiarity, the real test will come on the field.Monday’s workout looked promising with Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton catching a long pass near the sideline and Rivers distributing the ball to a wide array of receivers.Kelly, for one, has been impressed with what he’s seen from Rivers.Some things are still a work in progress.“Cadence is a big thing. I can’t stress enough how important that is when you have a guy that can really work the cadence,” center Ryan Kelly said. “It really enhances the game and helps us out by slowing down the defensive line.”Nelson doesn’t believe he’s a finished product, either. He wants to improve his techniques and fundamentals, and the Colts’ feature attraction at camp could be seeing Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner working against the Colts’ interior linemen.And one can only imagine what that might look like if Nelson and Buckner square off.“To be able to go against guys like Quenton is going to be a great opportunity for not only me but also the other guys in the room,” Buckner said. “Being able to go against the best every day — when you go to the games, it’s going to be easy for you. There are not a lot of guys that are like me – big, lanky, powerful and can also show some quickness. So it’s going to be a mixture of things that I can give the offensive line – different looks at to really approach. I hope I make their jobs easier come game day and vice versa.”NOTES: Defensive end Justin Houston sat out Monday after injuring his neck Sunday with what coach Frank Reich described as a collision. Cornerback Kenny Moore III left early with an injured groin.Image credits: AP COMMENT LIVE TVcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 18th August, 2020 12:50 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more