Hull and Blackpool agree Ince fee

first_img Press Association They said: “The club can confirm that a compensation package has been agreed with @HullCity for Tom Ince, without the need of a tribunal. “The Tigers will pay up to £2.3m for the 22-year-old, who moved to the KC Stadium on a two-year deal in the summer.” Ince, who is the son of ex-England captain Paul Ince, began his career at Liverpool but moved to Blackpool in the summer of 2011. The winger started Hull’s first three league games of the season this year but was loaned out to Nottingham Forest in November and has struggled to make an impact since returning to East Yorkshire. Hull will pay up to £2.3million for Tom Ince after they reached a compensation agreement with Blackpool over the winger.center_img Ince, 22, joined the Tigers during the summer after his deal with the Seasiders expired but, due to his age, Blackpool were entitled to recoup a fee for the England Under-21 international. The two clubs were understood to be attending a tribunal last week in order to determine how much Ince would cost Hull and Blackpool confirmed on their official Twitter feed that a subsequent package had been agreed. last_img read more

Condon at his best on Riverside

first_img Only fifth jumping the final fence, the jockey brought his mount wide to make his challenge in the familiar JP McManus silks, but it looked in vain as top-weight Man With Van had gone clear. The welter burden began to take its toll, though, and as the leader’s stride shortened Condon forced Gordon Elliott’s six-year-old (9-1) up close home to score by a head to win over the bigger obstacles for the first time. The trainer said: “That was nice – he confirmed what he showed at Leopardstown. We didn’t know how he would handle the track, but he handled it well. He’ll make a nice three-mile chaser.” Ger Fox looked to have plenty to do jumping the last in fourth spot in the ‘Ulsters Real McCoy’ Handicap Chase, but Peter Kavanagh’s 6-1 shot Town Pond dug deep and collared Ardmillan – ridden by Fox’s twin brother Anthony – late on to score by a neck. Derek Fox delivered Feel The Air with a punishing run heading to two out in the Toals Best Value For Football Betting Handicap Hurdle and Mark McNiff’s 9-1 shot quickly asserted after the jumping the obstacle to win by seven lengths. Riverside City benefited from a power-packed ride by Davy Condon to win the Toals Bookmakers Ulster Grand National EBF Handicap Chase at Downpatrick. Condon said: ” That’s my first winner for JP and it’s an honour to wear these colours. We said we’d hunt him round and hope to be in with a squeak over the last two. I needed a clear run over the last two so I pulled him wide, and he winged the last. H e dug deep and will be a fun summer horse.” Elliott added: “This is a lucky track for us so it’s nice to win their big race. “We were worried about him getting the trip so we told Davy to ride him to be placed so that there was no pressure on him. Thankfully it worked out and Davy gave him a peach. We might take him to Punchestown for the long-distance chase.” Cheltenham Festival charity race winner Knight’s Parade earlier led home a one-two for Elliott after a dramatic conclusion to the Visit Rated Hurdle. The progressive five-year-old was sent off the 11-10 favourite after winning his last three ‘proper’ races, two of them over jumps and one on the Flat at Dundalk, but supporters must have been worrying as they entered the closing stages of the contest. Sailors Warn held every chance as they approached the second-last flight but crashed out, taking Massini’s Trap with him, and Condon had to get after King’s Parade to haul in stablemate Cape Glory on the run-in for a length victory. Elliott said of the winner: “He got hampered and stuck on the inside coming down the hill. He’s won four on the bounce for us so we’ll find another one for him. He’ll keep going.” Condon added: ” He’s a smashing horse who can go on to better things.” Ted Walsh’s 4-6 favourite Salsa Sensation gave backers a minor scare when clumsy at the third-last in the Maiden Hurdle, but Ruby Walsh always looked confident and led going to the last before winning by six and a half lengths. Press Associationlast_img read more

2017 Heritage Games open in Georgetown

first_imgTHE annual multi-sport Heritage Games commenced yesterday with preliminary action in the cricket and football competitions, at the Everest Cricket Club and Ministry of Education grounds on Carifesta Avenue.The day started with a vibrant opening ceremony, which was graced by the presence of the Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Sydney Allicock, and Junior Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe. The teams from the varying regions took part in the march past, before the games began.In the male cricket matches, easy wins for Laluni, Campbelltown, and St Cuthbert’s Mission meant they joined Mahdia who secured a walkover in the semifinals.Laluni took the first win of the day, after a half-century from David Francis (88) led them to 131-7 in their ten overs, before they restricted the Matacai team to 76-8 in their ten overs.Campbelltown had a 39-run win over the Moraikobai men, after making it to 97-5, led by a 43 from Ravi Persaud.Persaud returned with the ball (3-14) as Moraikobai replied with 58-8.In the final men’s match of the day Santa Aratak made 78-9 (10 overs), while St Cuthbert replied with 80-3 in 7.1 overs.On the female side, Kartabo, Moraikobai, Santa Mission and Capoey teams moved into the semi-finals.Only two wickets fell for Kartabo as they chased 125 runs, against Siparuta that ended 96 runs behind before all batters had fallen. For Kartabo, Toshona Tyrell ended just short of a half-century, 46 runs not out.Moraikobai had a 40-run victory over Moruca and Santa Mission won by nine wickets against the Laluni females. In the final match of the day, Capoey won by six wickets against Swan.The Heritage Games will continue today with swimming at the National Aquatic Centre, the football and cricket, while the archery competition gets started at 13:00hrs at Everest.last_img read more

Eskridge recovers from right wrist, finger injuries after playing through pain in 2012

first_imgSyracuse safety Durell Eskridge had surgery on his right wrist in early May, repairing the fractured right wrist and torn ring-finger ligament, according to The Post-Standard, and is recovered enough to sit atop the depth chart.He will be ready to start against Penn State Aug. 31, SU head coach Scott Shafer told The Post-Standard.Eskridge said he heard a pop in when making a tackle on Rutgers’ Brandon Coleman on a third down in the first half of SU’s Oct. 13 loss at Rutgers. He then snuck away from team doctors and onto the field and played out the rest of the season in pain.Last season, Eskridge recored 31 tackles — three for a loss — two sacks and a forced fumble. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Football: Ramczyk, Watt headline Badgers 2017 NFL Draft class

first_imgWith the 2017 NFL Draft fast approaching April 28, ESPN’s foremost NFL draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr., chimed in on some of the Badgers entering this year’s draft while announcing his latest mock draft last Wednesday.Ryan RamczykJunior offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk has cemented his place as Wisconsin’s top overall prospect in the eyes of many across the country. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound behemoth has been receiving consistent early to mid-first round grades from scouts and analysts across the country. Kiper shared a similar excitement for Ramczyk.“I’m very impressed with him,” Kiper said. “I hold out hope that he can be a starting left tackle in this league, but at the very worst he’ll be a solid right tackle for a long time.”He then went on to suggest Ramczyk would be better off landing with a more competitive team toward the latter half of the first round so he wouldn’t be forced to carry too much pressure during his rookie season.Kiper also mentioned Ramczyk to the Denver Broncos with the 20th pick is an opportunity that could allow Ramczyk to develop, since the Broncos have no high-profile quarterback to protect as well as a veteran, well-established offensive line to surround him.Women’s golf: Ferrell snags third place for UW in Hawkeye El Tigre InvitationalThe University of Wisconsin women’s golf team has senior Brooke Ferrell to thank for a third place finish at the Read…Corey ClementSenior running back Corey Clement is next in a long line of Wisconsin running backs to enter the NFL, following the likes of Montee Ball, Melvin Gordon III and recent Super Bowl LI champion James White. According to Kiper, backs with latter-round draft stock like Clement are being hindered by the incredible depth and talent of the 2017 running back class compared to previous years.“This is one of the deepest running back classes in a while, and still I only see two, maybe three, running backs [maximum] taken in the first round,” Kiper said.Kiper doesn’t see Clement as one of the top three backs, putting him squarely behind guys like former Louisiana State University star Leonard Fournette, Florida State University’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and even the recent noise made by Joe Mixon of Oklahoma.Suspending Mixon’s intolerable off-the-field troubles, Kiper did give his athletic capability a nod, calling him the most talented running back in this class.For that reason, Kiper gave Clement a late-second or early third round grade. Even with that said, Clement’s career outlook is far from bleak. Kiper discussed the success of running backs selected in the third round who made an immediate impact, such as David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals.Despite increased depth at running back position in this year’s class, Clement’s future remains bright, and he has shown scouts he has flashes of the talent and ability necessary to excel in the league for a long time, should he enter the right NFL situation.T.J. WattKiper gave outside linebacker T.J. Watt an early second round grade and hinted at a slim possibility he could jump to a surprise selection in the late first round. Kiper substantiated his praised evaluation of Watt with an emphasis on his prolific pass-rushing ability.Kiper believes Watt’s greatest asset as his defensive versatility to succeed at multiple positions. Watt can play outside linebacker in a traditional 3-4 defensive scheme, but he also has the proven that — if he puts on a little weight — he can play as bruiser, hand-on-the-ground defensive end in a 4-3 scheme.“It’s obvious that his name and the good character that is known to come with it will only help his stock in this draft,” Kiper said, referencing the fact Watt is the younger brother of two current NFL players.Football: Montee Ball set to finish degree at Wisconsin, turn over a new leafFormer University of Wisconsin football player Montee Ball is finally looking to a new life beyond football. The three-year Badger running Read…Vince BiegelNow to the other member of the Badgers’ dynamic duo at linebacker last season, senior Vince Biegel. Biegel was a steady presence in the linebacking core for all four of his years with Wisconsin, making all Big Ten teams in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.Kiper gave Biegel a late-third to early fourth round grade and attributed that placement to the draft’s depth at the defensive end and outside linebacker positions. He also mentioned if Biegel drops all the way to the fourth round, he would become an absolute steal for whoever grabs him.Biegel could make an immediate impact on special teams while developing his pass rush and coverage abilities enough to transform into a successful starter on any NFL defense.last_img read more

Alex Marquez to join brother Marc at Honda MotoGP team

first_img First Published: 19th November, 2019 09:41 IST LIVE TV Written By WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Marc Marquez wins Australia MotoGP thriller as Vinales crashes Alex Marquez will ride alongside his older brother and six-time MotoGP world champion Marc at Honda next season, the team announced on Monday. The 23-year-old Alex Marquez, who added the Moto2 world title this year to the Moto3 crown he won in 2014, has signed a one-year deal with the constructors’ champions. “He will move from the intermediate class to partner eight-time world champion Marc Marquez in 2020 for his debut season in the premier class,” Honda said in a statement.READ | Charles Oliveira Brags About Winning Future UFC Fight With Khabib NurmagomedovREAD | Kiren Rijiju: ‘We Will Form A Committee For Sports Code’Alex Marquez to join brother MarcThe younger Marquez replaces three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo, who retired after the weekend’s season-ending Valencia Grand Prix. Alex has been riding for Kalex in Moto2. He won five races in the 2019 campaign, taking the title by three points from South African Brad Binder. The announcement means that Briton Cal Crutchlow and Frenchman Johann Zarco miss out on joining Honda’s top outfit. The 34-year-old Crutchlow, who races for Honda-LCR, finished ninth in the 2019 standings. He has won three races and finished on the podium 19 times in his MotoGP career. Zarco, a two-time Moto2 champion, moved up to MotoGP last season. He raced the final three grands prix for Honda’s second string, having struggled earlier in the season with KTM. READ | UFC: Nate Diaz Roasted By Former British Champion With Mike Tyson Reference Post UFC 244READ | Kiren Rijiju Felicitates World Para Athletics Medalists After India’s Stellar Show Press Trust Of India WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img COMMENT 10 months ago UNR President Johnson stepping down in June Last Updated: 19th November, 2019 09:41 IST Alex Marquez To Join Brother Marc At Honda MotoGP Team Alex Marquez will ride alongside his older brother and six-time MotoGP world champion Marc at Honda next season, the team announced on Monday 10 months ago Dominant Vinales storms to Malaysian MotoGP victory FOLLOW US 10 months ago RM vs RB Dream11: Team, prediction, top picks and match preview 9 months ago ‘Umbrella Academy’s’ Jeremy Slater to develop Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’last_img read more

FIFA Rejects Talks with Nigeria as Giwa Stands Firm

first_imgGiwa, however, is showing no signs giving up on his claims to be president.His lawyer Ardzard Habilla insists FIFA cannot ban Nigeria as it needs to be sorted out internally by the country’s judiciary.Habilla told journalists that the threat by FIFA was a calculated attempt to subvert the constitution of the country and an act of neo-colonialism.“Do we take it that FIFA laws are superior to the judgment of the highest court in our land – the Supreme Court, and has FIFA elevated itself before the constitution of Nigeria?“When we went to Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), it said that the issue before it is not the validity of the election and that it is the domestic law of Nigeria that should determine the validity of an election or elections.“FIFA is bound by the decision of CAS and that is why the Giwa-led board went to court to determine the validity of those elections.”A recent court case recognised Giwa, who is currently serving five-year ban by FIFA as the NFF president.Giwa has been protesting the result of elections held in September 2014 that saw Pinnick installed as NFF president.FIFA also pointed out that Giwa was part of the proposed delegation and that he is serving a “five-year ban from taking part in any kind of football-related activity.”The letter from FIFA also reiterated that in “the event the NFF offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF Executive Committee under President Amaju Pinnick by Monday, August 20, the NFF will be suspended with immediate effect for contravening binding obligations of the FIFA Statutes.“The suspension would be lifted only once the NFF, under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, confirms that they are given back effective control of the NFF and its offices.”A ban from global football could see Nigeria being unable to play their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles the weekend of the 8th September.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA has rejected a proposed meeting with Nigeria’s Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, to discuss problems in the country’s football federation (NFF).It denied the request saying its “leadership, in fact, the FIFA president is indisposed during the proposed period.”Football’s world governing body has given Nigeria until 20th August for Chris Giwa to vacate the NFF offices.last_img read more

Field is set for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

first_img The teams that qualified in regional playdowns include Buchy and Ducharme, Team Richard, from Kelowna Curling Club, Team Longworth, from Vernon Curling Club, Team Craig, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Johnson, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Martyn, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Schneider, from Vancouver Curling Club and Team Wenzek, from Langley/Royal City Curling Clubs. The field for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Nelson is now set.Three teams have earned the final berths in the 16-team BC Championship field, a tournament that includes Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme, during qualifying this past weekend in Salmon Arm. Team Montgomery were the first to qualify by capturing the A event, with three straight wins. The team, of Skip Jason Montgomery, Third Miles Craig, Second Cameron De Jong, and lead Dave McGarry,  represent Victoria Curling Centre, but two of the team members (Montgomery and Craig) hail from Shawnigan Lake and also curl at Duncan Curling Club. This year’s Championship, which will be televised on Sportsnet, takes place at Nelson Curling Centre from February 10-14. For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit Ten teams had previously qualified at regional playdowns in December. In addition, Team Cotter, from Kelowna/Vernon, earned a trip back to provincials as the defending champions, along with the top two CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) points winners, Team Joanisse and Team Geall (both from Royal City Curling Club). The third and final team to qualify was Team House. The team of Skip Will House, Third Kelly McQuiggan, Second Greg Davis and Lead Thomas Sayer will represent Richmond Curling Club at the Nelson event.center_img Team Jackson, also from Victoria Curling Centre, grabbed the second spot with their only loss against Team Montgomery. Skipped by Glen Jackson, the team also features Third Andrew Komlodi, Second Corey Chester and Lead Joel Cave. Two Vancouver Island teams, Team Montgomery and Team Jackson, will be joined by Team House, from Richmond when the top curlers in BC flock to the Nelson Curling Club February 10-14 for a chance to represent the province at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa. Team Wenzek had qualified for the BC Men’s event as a five-player team skipped by Tyler Tardi, but Tardi and the team’s fifth, Sterling Middleton, will be travelling to Norway for the Youth Olympics during the event. The team will now be playing as a three-player team of Daniel Wenzek, Jordan Tardi and Nicholas Meister. Team Buchy consists of the skip, former Brier rep Deane Horning at third, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will while Ducharme is joined by third Josh Firman, second Jim Stewart, lead Jim Maccaulay and fifth man Brendan Stead. Visit to view past scores and to follow the scores and standings from the championship event.last_img read more

Struggling Argentina seeks improvements

first_imgSAO PAULO, Brazil (AP): Not even the return of Lionel Messi from a three-game absence managed to save Argentina from losing 3-0 to Brazil last week. The Barcelona star said everything needs to change in its next World Cup qualifier against Colombia today. The runner-up in 2014, Argentina enters the 12th of 18 rounds of qualifying in sixth place. Only the top four teams are guaranteed a spot in the finals in Russia in 2018, with the fifth-place finisher competing in a four-team intercontinental play-off for two spots. In its last four games, Argentina tied unimpressive Venezuela and Peru, and it lost to Paraguay at home before being dominated by Brazil. With 16 points, one back of Ecuador and Chile, Argentina is not completely out of the picture. Its biggest hurdle has been its performance, which players believe will be different against third-place Colombia. Still, the team is under so much pressure that coach Edgardo Bauza needed to proclaim his players support him after only two months on the job. “The players have supported me since we started working, I see them with a tremendous will. That’s the best support I can have,” Bauza said. “There is no discussion about the strategy. The biggest problem is that we were scored against eight times. All the rest is easy to solve. We lost points that we weren’t expecting to lose.” Many players voiced concerns about their play as soon as the match against Brazil ended. Psychology became the focus of a quick change. “We have to change our mindset … because this team has great players,” Messi said. “When one’s head is not fine, the legs do not respond.” So far, Argentina has scored only 11 goals – fewer than half of the 26 scored by first-place Brazil. Only Bolivia, with nine goals, has scored fewer. To fight the struggles on offence, Bauza might replace Gonzalo Higuain with Lucas Pratto, who has often been a reserve for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro. Argentine media has reported he could make other changes. Colombia will also be without defenders Yerry Mina and Oscar Murillo, leaving coach JosÈ Pekerman, with three players who have never played for the national team. A win in Peru basically puts Brazil, which has 24 points through 11 games, through to Russia in 2018. It would be a shocking scenario for a team that, three months ago, was in sixth place in the South American qualifiers. Edinson Cavani is likely to return to the starting line-up, replacing Cristhian Stuani, after missing second-place Uruguay’s game against Chile because of an injury. Coach Oscar Tabarez will also replace Diego Rolan with Alvaro Gonzalez, embracing a more conservative 4-4-2 strategy he has used in away games. A win at Chile nearly assures Uruguay, currently with 23 points, will advance to the World Cup finals. Chile will count on the return of striker Alexis Sanchez, and midfielder Arturo Vidal is likely to play despite a left leg injury. PLAYERS’ SUPPORTlast_img read more

‘I Don’t Want the Presidency for Money’

first_imgANC to formally announce the candidacy of Mr. Cummings today at its convention – Advertisement – Shortly after the Montserrado County delegates of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) formally endorsed Alexander Benedict Cummings yesterday as their choice for the party’s standard bearer to contest the October polls, he told the delegates he does not want the presidency for money.“I want to be president because I want to change this country, not that I want money to enrich myself. Every citizen will realize their potential if I am elected your president,” he told the delegates, who responded with several political slogans, suggesting that an ANC victory is a foregone conclusion.Cummings, however, acknowledged that changing the country implies the application of a simple idea that “is not hard either, because it requires the commitment of all, irrespective of one’s status.”He indicated that one of the biggest obstacles to changing Liberia is corruption. “We have to get rid of it,” Cummings added, to rounds of applause.The ANC political leader told the gathering of supporters that Liberia deserve to be a better country with improved infrastructures and jobs for all.He made the commitment when he was formally endorsed as standard bearer by the Montserrado chapter of the ANC. According to Askia Gontorwon Biago, chairman of the ANC’s Primary and Convention Committee, a similar exercise is expected to take place across the country to legalize Cummings’ leadership of the party.Shortly after his endorsement, Cummings requested Liberians not to accept their current plight as their final destination, and promised that every Liberian will get a job to support his/her family under his administration.He meanwhile frowned on government’s policy to import the country’s staple food, rice, and said his leadership will prioritize mechanized farming to improve agriculture throughout the country. “It is unacceptable for us to import everything we eat including our staple food,” he said.Cummings said he wants a better education program and healthcare delivery system to discourage government officials and other well-to-do Liberians from flying abroad to seek advanced medical treatment.He also promised stable and affordable electricity and other basic social services, including water supply to every home. “I have offered myself to work with you to make Liberia better,” he said.As though the electorates were not aware of those they are to elect at the upcoming polls, Cummings cautioned them and other eligible Liberian voters to check the backgrounds of all the aspirants for the various posts to know their past records.“If someone kept a promise to you in the past, his posture would suggest that the person can do it in the future,” he said.He challenged anyone, including any of Liberia’s foreign residents, to investigate his record, adding: “Look at what he has done in and out of the country, following which people will be convinced to give him a vote and other supports in his political journey.”Cummings put the delegates’ feet to the political fire by asking them to zealously search for votes that would ensure he is elected in October as President of Liberia.Cummings, 61, is a free-marketer’s presidential candidate, who has the hope of transforming Liberia by taking the youth out of poverty to avoid future crises.He is not one of Liberia’s typical career politicians, because he has served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the Coca Cola Company before stepping onto the country’s political arena.One of his plans to run the country, if elected president, is through the application of non-traditional approaches in Liberia’s politics, he said.Born in Monrovia in 1956 to an educator (who worked for the Ministry of Education before studying divinity) and a midwife, Cummings spent his early years in Point Four before studying at primary and secondary schools in Montserrado County.Meanwhile, as a former Coca Cola executive setting his sights on the Liberian presidency, Cummings has said that the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of a National Code of Conduct does not apply to him, “because it seems as a major stumbling block to many of the more than 20 candidates running for president.”  He dismissed his inclusion among those likely to be axed from the presidential race because of the Code.“The first thing I would say is that a Code of Conduct is not anything bad to have in any organization, in any institution. They need to be very clear and simple to understand and they need to be enforced consistently.“In this particular case, it does not apply to me. I was never in government. In this particular case, we are talking about in Liberia,” he clarified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more