Month: September 2020

Stephen, Shyline emerge champs in MPIM

first_img FOLLOW US Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img Kenyan Stephen Kipchirchir clocked a time of 2:17.39 to emerge victorious in the Maharashtra Police International Marathon on Sunday. Stephen, who has a personal best of 2:11:53, dominated the race finishing two minutes ahead of compatriot Dominic Kangor and Ethiopian Zike Debebe. The International Women’s elite race was a close encounter with Kenyan Shyline Jepkorir edging out her countrywoman Gladys Kemboi in the last 50 metres.Jepkorir, running in only her second full marathon clocked 2:41.58 and bettered her previous time of 2:57:00 by 14 minutes. Armyman Rahul Pal clocked an impressive 2:29:44 to win the Indian elite full marathon for men, narrowly edging out Naveen Hooda by a second, who came home in 02:29:45. In the women’s full marathon, Jyoti Gawate ran with blistering pace finishing strong at 02:54:16 to clinch the trophy, much ahead of Shyalmali Singh and Ritu Pal, who finished in 02:59:56 and 03:15:46 respectively.Rahul’s younger brother Abhishek Pal won the half marathon for Indian elite in a timing of 01:05:29. Kavita Yadav won the women’s half marathon in 01:20:01.  Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 9th February, 2020 17:02 IST Stephen, Shyline Emerge Champs In MPIM Kenyan Stephen Kipchirchir clocked a time of 2:17.39 to emerge victorious in the Maharashtra Police International Marathon on Sunday First Published: 9th February, 2020 17:02 ISTlast_img read more

North senior hurling championship quarter final draw

first_imgPhoto: Stephen Gleeson In the evening game of the North Senior hurling championship yesterday, Borrisoleigh overcame Silvermines 2-19 to 1-08.Following that game, the fixtures were made for the North Tipp Senior Hurling Championship Quarter finals.On Saturday 28th of April Toomevara will play Portroe in Nenagh at 6.45pm. There’s a double header on Sunday as Newport take on Kilruane in Dolla at 2pm while Kiladangan and reigning champions Borrisoleigh meet at the same venue at 3.30pm.That evening Nenagh Eire Og clash with Burgess in Toomevara at 6.45pm.last_img

Liam Cahill names his squad to face Cork in U21 Munster final

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Tipp manager Liam Cahill says the weather has had a bearing on their preparations with a focus on keeping players hydrated.He expects it to be an exciting game.Cahill last night announced his team selection, which shows an unchanged side from the one that defeated Limerick.Throw in is at 7.30 tomorrow evening – the game will be live here on Tipp FM in association with Barry’s Supervalu , Friar St. Thurles Tipperary have a clean bill of health heading into tomorrow evenings Munster Under 21 hurling final against Cork.The Premier saw off the challenge of Limerick in the semi-final last month while Cork earned their place in the final thanks to a win over Waterford in the last four.The Rebels will have home advantage for tomorrow’s game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.last_img

Kilkenny legend praises Sheedy’s contribution

first_imgTommy Walsh has hailed the impact made by Liam Sheedy on the Tipperary hurlers.Tipp got off to a winning start in this year’s Munster Hurling Championship last weekend, beating Cork by 7-points at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.Sheedy led the Premier to the All Ireland title in his first spell in charge in 2010, and Kilkenny legend Walsh says that Sheedy’s second spell could bring similar results.last_img

Is Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore? NFL fans raise query after ‘Gore Duo’ get deals

first_imgLast Updated: 7th May, 2020 18:45 IST Is Derrick Gore Related To Frank Gore? NFL Fans Raise Query After ‘Gore Duo’ Get Deals Is Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore? With Chargers & Jets signing Derrick Gore and Frank Gore respectively, we take a look at any connection between the duo. WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Is Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore? Massive Mekhi: Jets Select Louisville OT Becton At No. 11 Written By Frank Gore has been in the league so long I had to check if Derrick Gore was his son.— Oscar Aparicio (@BetterRivals) August 30, 2019 FOLLOW US On Tuesday, May 5, Los Angeles Chargers announced the signing of running back Derrick Gore ahead of the 2020 NFL season.  A day later, on Wednesday, New York Jets announced the signing of a free-agent running back, Frank Gore, in a one-year deal. With that, NFL fans started speculating about the ‘Gore duo’, posing a question ‘Is Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore?Frank Gore is a household name in the NFL and is considered a strong pass rusher despite his age. However, for casual fans, Derrick Gore is a relatively unknown name who sprung to the scene only in the 2019 NFL draft. Sujay Chakraborty Currently, the oldest running back in the league, Frank Gore could potentially snatch a few records under his name before finally calling time on his career. He will continue to extend his NFL record for the most rushing yards (6,508) by a running back over the age of 30. Gore could also surpass Hall of Famers Marcus Allen for most rushing yards at the age of 37. Allen’s record currently stands at 505 yards.Also Read | Frank Gore Jets Contract: Jets’ Darnold Enters Year 3 With ‘definitely Room To Grow’Frank Gore Jets Contract: Jets sign Frank GoreThe Jets announced the signing of Frank Gore on Wednesday after it was reported the franchise beat competition from other teams to acquire the free agent. Last year, Frank Gore rushed for 599 yards in 16 games for the Bills, having played as a starter in the opening five weeks. He also completed two touchdowns for Buffalo without registering any fumbles. The 36-year-old is expected to play backup to starter Le’Veon Bell.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th May, 2020 18:45 IST Standout veteran RB Frank Gore is signing a 1-year deal with the Jets, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN. Gore will be reunited with his former coach Adam Gase, with whom he spent the 2018 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 5, 2020 NFL’s all-time leading rushers:1) Emmitt Smith: 18,3552) Walter Payton: 16,7263) New #Jets RB Frank Gore: 15,347— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 5, 2020 COMMENT LIVE TV So, Is Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore? Frank Gore Jets Contract and early careerUnlike what fans are speculating, Frank Gore is not related to Derrick Gore. Frank Gore is based out of Miami, Florida while Derrick Gore used to represent Alabama. Frank Gore’s son, Frank Gore Jr., was born in 2002 in Miami and plays at running back for the University of Southern Mississippi. Meanwhile, as mentioned, Frank Gore will be playing for the Jets in the 2020 NFL season.Also Read | Jets sign Frank Gore: Jets Trade Down, Take Baylor WR Denzel Mims In 2nd RoundIs Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore? Derrick Gore’s early careerWhile Derrick Gore plays running back just like Frank Gore and Frank Gore Jr., no links suggest the new Chargers star is related to Frank Gore. Derrick Gore finished his college career at Louisiana-Monroe after playing for Alabama. Unlike Frank Gore, who is an accomplished player in the NFL, Derrick Gore is just finding his feet in the big league.Frank was signed by the Chargers after he spent the previous one with Washington Redskins’ practice squad. Derrick would be hoping to replicate Frank’s illustrious career in the NFL.Also Read | Frank Gore Jets Contract: Jets Fill Some Big Needs In Joe Douglas’ First Draft As GMIs Derrick Gore related to Frank Gore? How many teams have Frank Gore played for?Speaking of Frank Gore’s NFL career, the five-time Pro Bowler started his NFL career with San Francisco 49ers before playing for Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and now New York Jets. Frank made his name with the 49ers, playing 10 seasons at San Fransisco and leading his side to a Super Bowl appearance in 2012, albeit a loss to the Ravens. The Frank Gore rushing record for 15,289 yards puts him at No. 3 in all-time rushing yards list ahead of NFL legends like Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin. Gore is only behind Emmitt Smith (18,355) and Walter Payton (16,726) in the list. last_img read more

F1 drivers discuss whether to take a knee at season opener

first_img LIVE TV First Published: 30th June, 2020 17:36 IST COMMENT  Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season in Austria on Sunday.“Some of the drivers have already been speaking,” McLaren driver Lando Norris said. “If we are going to do it, we should all do it as a grid. It will be discussed following the drivers’ briefing with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association on Friday.”The Black Lives Matter movement has been supported by soccer players in Germany, Italy and England taking a knee before and during games.“We will do whatever we can to show that we care and respect everyone,” Norris said. “We will do what is right when the time comes.”Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been vocal about Black Lives Matter and F1’s diversity issues.Like Hamilton, Norris will carry the “End Racism” message on his car this season. The 20-year old driver recently encouraged his social media following to sign petitions following Hamilton’s criticism of his peers for staying silent on the matter.“I want to do better than any other driver, but everyone should be given the same opportunity and treated the same,” Norris said. “It is not fair that people get treated differently because of their race.“This sport reaches millions of people and the more we can do as drivers, teams, and as a community in Formula One, the bigger impact we can have.” Last Updated: 30th June, 2020 17:36 IST F1 Drivers Discuss Whether To Take A Knee At Season Opener  Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season in Austria on Sunday. SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Canha homers as Athletics beat Angels 3-0 for winning series

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 28th July, 2020 06:29 IST Canha Homers As Athletics Beat Angels 3-0 For Winning Series Mark Canha homered for the first time this season, Chris Bassitt escaped a big jam, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday as the teams concluded their season-opening wraparound series Mark Canha homered for the first time this season, Chris Bassitt escaped a big jam, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Monday as the teams concluded their season-opening wraparound series.A’s slugging first baseman Matt Olson began wearing a mask at his position when runners reached amid a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins that kept the club in Philadelphia. Olson could be seen chatting with Mike Trout — also masked up — in the top of the eighth after the Angels star drew a walk from Jake Diekman.Bassitt (1-0) worked out of a bases-loaded predicament in the fourth when he threw out Tommy La Stella at the plate to start an inning-ending double play. Bassitt, a 10-game winner last season who is in the rotation for now, pumped his fist as he walked off the field.Ramon Laureano gave Oakland the lead on a sacrifice fly in the third before Matt Chapman’s RBI double.Yusmeiro Petit struck out David Fletcher in an 11-pitch at-bat to end the seventh. Joakim Soria allowed a pair of singles before closing it out for his first save, retiring Trout on a 93-mph called third strike that the slugger argued. He removed his batting helmet while speaking to plate umpire Adam Hamari. Manager Joe Maddon also had a word with the umpire.Closer Liam Hendriks rested after recording a four-out save Sunday and pitching in Friday’s season opener.The A’s took three of four from the Angels and won their opening series of a season for the first time since 2010, when they won three of four against the Mariners.Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts as designated hitter a day after leaving his first start in nearly 23 months after failing to record an out. Slugger Albert Pujols, who at 40 made his 20th consecutive opening day start Friday night, singled in the second for his first hit of 2020 and wound up 1 for 12 with a walk during the four-game series.Right-hander Griffin Canning (0-1) surrendered Canha’s drive to start the fourth just after the Angels’ missed opportunity in the top half of the inning.CLIMBING THE RANKSSlugger Khris Davis played his 355th game as Oakland’s designated hitter, tying him for second most in A’s history with Mitchell Page and trailing Dave Kingman’s 428.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: Manager Joe Maddon gave 3B Anthony Rendon one more day to rest his oblique injury because “it just seems the right thing to do everybody included was to wait till tomorrow to make that decision, yay or nay.” Rendon could make his Angels debut as soon as Tuesday in the home opener or at least by Wednesday. “He’s trending properly and he should be ready to play relatively soon,” Maddon said.ROSTER MOVEThe A’s released RHP Daniel Gossett, who was designated for assignment Thursday, and added RHP Ben Bracewell to their player pool. He was assigned to the club’s alternate site in San Jose.UP NEXTRHP Daniel Mengden, in the rotation while left-hander A.J. Puk is sidelined by a strained throwing shoulder, makes his 2020 debut when the A’s open a two-game home series with the Colorado Rockies. Angels lefty Patrick Sandoval pitches for Los Angeles in its home opener Tuesday night vs. Seattle.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By First Published: 28th July, 2020 06:29 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship Lights up Okene

first_img“The 2018 postponement afforded us the opportunity of going back to the drawing board to re-strategise and come up with new innovations that we expect to continuously improve upon.”While revealing the programme for this year’s edition, the LOC Chairman assured stakeholders that the 2019 edition will not be without its usual razzmatazz with fans to be treated to high level of basketball artistry.As part of the innovations introduced, two women’ teams representing Lokoja and Okene Local Government Area Councils have been included.He thanked the sponsor, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, the Chief Judge of Kogi State for using his resources to organise and develop basketball talents in Nigeria through the Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship.He concluded by commending the Kogi State Government for providing a conducive atmosphere for the event since inception.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Basketball players across Nigeria will converge on Okene for the 7th edition of the Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship set to start today, December 27.According to organisers, the three-day fiesta will feature 10 men and 2 women’s teams as they compete for honours in the yearly competition holding in the commercial nerve centre of Kogi State.Chairman of the 2019 Local Organising Committee, Hon. Justice Siyaka Momoh jimoh Usman said the competition is back for good after the 2018 edition was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.last_img read more

Agunbiade, Alabi Dazzle at Maiden Valuejet Para T’tennis Open

first_imgTokyo 2020 bound Paralympians and Sydney 2000 gold medalists- Tajudeen Agunbiade and Olufemi Alabi were the star players for Team Nigeria in the final of the men’s class 9 & 10 at the maiden Valuejet Para Table Tennis Open which ended at the weekend in Lagos.The three-day tournament attracted players from host – Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Togo, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire with 44 titles at stake at the N10.8m prize money tournament.In the final of the men’s final, it was Agunbiade partnership with Olufemi Alabi that ensured that Nigeria claimed most of the titles at the expense of Algeria and South Africa, with Theo Cogil of South Africa and Karim Bounedouha of Algeria. But it was Agunbiade and Alabi’s excellent display that paved way for Nigeria to win the encounter at 2-0.The tie described as the most colourful match of the competition witnessed beautiful strokes and shots from the players with Agunbiade accuracy and conciseness on table giving Nigeria at edge.The doubles tie ended 7-11, 11-1, 11-9, 11-7 in favour of the duo of Agunbiade and Alabi.In the singles tie involving Agunbiade and Bounedouha, the display by the players received applause from the fans but it was the Nigerian that laughed last with 11-8, 16-18, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9 (3-2) to give Nigeria a 2-0 win.In the singles class 9 and 10, Agunbiade and Alabi claimed the titles to add to their medals at the tournament.An excited Agunbiade described the victory as energy-sapping. “It was very tough match but me and my teammates are very happy to win the team event. I just want to use this opportunity to thank the sponsor, Valuejet for giving us this platform and urge other corporate organizations to support Para Table Tennis and expose us to more international tournaments to enable us to get to meet new players,” the 2000 Sydney Paralympic gold medalist said.For the chairman of Valuejet, Kunle Soname, the tournament has come to stay. “The table tennis tournament will be bigger than this next year. You can see a lot players around and this has been a huge success for the fact that this is the first time an event like this is holding in Nigeria and I got a whisper from the President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) that the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has written to make this an annual event in their calendar. For me, nothing can be more exciting than this,” Soname added.The tournament was put together by Sunday Odebode Foundation in collaboration with NTTF while it was bankrolled by Valuejet Airline.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Volunteer in Sport Awards launched by Minister

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Volunteer in Sport Awards launched by Minister MINISTER Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport and Tourism this week launched the Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014 at the Aviva Stadium.An initiative of the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport and The Community Foundation of Ireland, the Volunteers in Sport Awards are run to honour the work of volunteers in Irish sport.The Minister was joined at this week’s launch by John Treacy, CEO, Irish Sports Council, Olympic Gold Medallist Ronnie Delany, Fiona Coghlan, Captain, Irish Women’s Rugby team, Stephanie Roche, Peamount Utd and Republic of Ireland Women’s Football Team, Keith Fahey, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Republic of Ireland and Irish Olympic Boxer Darren O’Neill.Minister Michael Ring TD said: “The work of volunteers is the foundation on which sport in Ireland is built – without volunteers there would be no sport in Ireland.”The first awards were presented in 2007 and are designed to recognise the contribution, commitment and dedication of the 500,000 volunteers who give so generously of their time to sport every year. Sport remains the single biggest driver of voluntary activity in Ireland.Ten winners will be selected to receive an award from the nominations received. An Overall or Lifetime award to honour a volunteer, who has consistently given of their time for a sport, a team, or an event over many years, will also be awarded. Full details of the scheme and how to enter can be found on line at www.volunteersinsport.comPrevious winners include Liam Sheedy, who managed Tipperary to All Ireland Senior success in 2010, Oliver O’Neill, youth coach and father of Olympic Boxer Darren O’Neill and Dublin City Marathon organiser Jim Aughney.The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Volunteers in Irish Sport Awards is 12 noon, Friday 25th April 2014. The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium in early AutumnOlympic boxer Darren O’Neill and Ireland women’s rugby team captain Fiona Coghlan in attendance at the launch of the Volunteers in Sport awards 2014 Volunteer in Sport Awards launched by Minister 1 March 2014, 16:14 Tags:last_img read more