Olympic Eagles Begin Training In Asaba

first_imgNigeria’s U23 national team have started intensive training sessions in the city of Asaba ahead of Tuesday’s make-or-break Africa U23 Cup of Nations final qualifying clash against Sudan.Thursday’s first leg encounter at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman ended 1-0 in favour of the Sudanese, whose contingent flew into Abuja on Sunday afternoon, on their way to Asaba.Imama Amapakabo charges had their first feel of the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Sunday morning and were scheduled to train again on Sunday evening and Monday evening.Cup holders Nigeria have now welcomed to camp midfield lubricator Kelechi Nwakali, who missed Thursday’s opening leg, and Amapakabo is happy to have the former U17 World Cup winning captain strengthen his squad for Tuesday’s battle.Nigeria, who overturned a two-goal deficit against Libya in the earlier round, winning 4-0 at the same venue, are confident of erasing the one goal deficit from Omdurman and soaring over Sudan to the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations holding in Egypt, 8th – 22nd November.The two finalists in Egypt will fly Africa’s flag at the Men’s Football Tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. RelatedU23 AFCON: Ahmed Musa Charges Olympic Eagles To go For Win In SudanSeptember 2, 2019In “National Team”U23 AFCON Qualifier: Olympic Eagles Lose 0-1 To SudanSeptember 5, 2019In “National Team”Olympic Eagles In Must Win U23 AFCON QualifierSeptember 10, 2019In “National Team”last_img read more

Getting to the Gate – Sale Sharks

first_imgTRAINParson Street station is a 15-minute walk and serves much of Somerset, South Wales and Bristol (Temple Meads is a 5-minute journey by train from here) Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest mainline station and a 40-minute walk www.gwr.com has detailed information and includes a journey planner to help you plan your routeWALKFans are likely to find walking is the quickest and easiest way to/from the stadiumMost of south, west and central Bristol are within an hour’s walkEast Street, St John’s Lane, Clifton Village and the city centre are all accessible in under 30 minutesUse the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your routeCYCLEThere are 96 cycle parking spaces outside the South Stand along with a free bike pumpNew YoBike parking spaces available at the Ashton Road end of the StadiumThe stadium is served by numerous cycle paths – always consider your safety especially when cycling in the darkClick here for a local area cycle route mapClick here to plan your route including cycle rack locations, elevation and route type. Use the stadium postcode BS3 2EJ to help plan your route. Please see important travel information below.THE HEADLINESFree parking available with matchday shuttle bus Fans can find their best route using public transport by using the TravelWest journey plannerNumerous off-street car parks are open locallyAshton Road and Marsh Road will be closed after the game in the interest of crowd safetyDEDICATED SUPPORTER BUS SERVICESAG1 – Portway Park & RideFirst departure: 5.30pmLast departure: 7.10pmFrequency: every 20 minutesJourney time: 20 minutesCollects: along the Portway at Station Road, Woodwell Road, Park Road, Riverleaze, Roman WayDrop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road. Last return 11.25pmParking: freeAG2 – Brislington Park & RideFirst departure: 5.30pmLast departure: 7pmFrequency: every 30 minutesJourney time: 20 minutesDirect serviceDrop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton Gate. Last return 11.25pmParking: freeAG3 – Horfield Common, Muller RoadFirst departure: 5.45pmLast departure: 6.45pmFrequency: every 30 minutesJourney time: 25 minutesCollects: along Gloucester Road, Cheltenham Road and the centre at Churchways Avenue, Ashley Down Rd, Nevil Rd, Hatherley Rd, Sommerville Rd, Zetland Rd Junction, Colston Girls School, Nine Tree Hill, Stokes Croft, The HaymarketDrop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrancePost-match departure: Winterstoke Road entrance. Last return, 11pmAG6 – North BristolDeparts from Henbury, Tormarton Crescent: 6.10pmFrequency: one bus onlyJourney time: 35 minutesCollects through Henbury, Westbury-on-Trym, Whiteladies Road and Clifton at Tormarton Crescent, Marissal Road, Avonmouth Way, The Salutation, Crow Lane Lay-by, Brentry Roundabout, Brentry Lane, The Ridgeway, Falcondale Walk, Henbury Road, Lampeter Road, Downs Cote Avenue, Brecon Road, Henleaze Gardens, Westbury Road, Durdham Park, Black Boy Hill, Apsley Road, Clifton Down Station, Belgrave Road, Sunderland Place, Students Union, Victoria Square, Clifton Village, Christ Church, Percival Road, Bridge Valley Road.Drop-Off: Winterstoke Road entrance, Ashton GatePost-match departure: The Robins Pub, Winterstoke Road, 9.55pmTICKETS AND FARES INFORMATIONAG1, AG2, AG3 & AG6 are operated by first busSingle tickets cost £2 via the First Bus app (download here) or £2.50 if purchased on boardReturn journeys – purchase a First Day Ticket for £4 via the First Bus app (download here) of £5 if purchased on board. Day tickets allow unlimited travel within the Bristol area and are valid on all First Bus services including the matchday buses, MetroBus but excluding the Airport FlyerConcessionary pass holders can use their passes to travel free of chargeUp to two children (under 16) can travel free of charge with a fare paying adultPUBLIC BUS SERVICESLocal bus services connect the stadium with much of Bristol and SomersetPlan your journey using the route planning tool here. A route map can be viewed here.Service 24Serves Bedminster, City Centre, Old Market, Easton, Eastville, Lockleaze and Southmead HospitalNearest stop: Ashton RoadServices X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9Serves Hotwells and City CentreNearest stop: Blackmoors Lane (Ashton Bridge)Services X1, X2, X3, X3A, X4, X6, X7, X8 and X9Serves various locations, including, Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and NailseaNearest stop: Winterstoke Road (Ashton Bridge)Visit the FirstBus website and search by service number for more specific timing information.PARKINGOff-street match day parking is available at:All Star Action Days, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walkBedminster Cricket Club, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX. £10 per car, 10 minute walkDJ Matchday Parking, Cala Trading Estate, Ashton Vale Road, BS3 2HA. £7 per car, 7-minute walkPublic car parks can be found by clicking herelast_img read more

Cricket News James Anderson Confident Coronavirus Pandemic Will Not End His Cricket Career

first_imgNew Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has postponed, cancelled or suspended every sporting activity in the globe, with cricket facing a total lockdown. In the United Kingdom, with close to 12,000 cases and nearly 600 deaths, the country faces a lockdown which could reportedly last close to six months. According to media reports in the United Kingdom, the government is proposing harsh measures in order to contain the coronavirus that has caused chaos and destruction in Europe. With England suspending all professional cricket until May 28, the idea of not bowling professionally again for most bowlers in the entire home summer is a big possibility for most England cricketers, including England’s leading Test wicket-taker in James Anderson.Anderson, whose 584 Test wickets are the most taken by any paceman in the history of the game, is nearing the end of his playing days but he is sure that the coronavirus pandemic will not end his cricketing career immediately. “I’ve not actually thought about never playing cricket again. I feel like we will play again and I will play again at some stage. I’m still hungry to play, I’ve still got ambitions to play for England. So I think the fact I’ve been able to do this for a long time and I get to play a sport as a job means when I do get to do that again, I’m really going to cherish it and enjoy every single moment of it,” Anderson said in a conference call with AFP.Keeping Fit In A LockdownAnderson is keeping fit by working out on-line with teammates including fellow pacemen Stuart Broad and Mark Wood. “A few of the lads are training together virtually. I did a workout with Stuart Broad and Mark Wood yesterday. We’ve all got Pelotons — the bikes. You can compete against each other. Stuart came out on top this time, with me a close second and Mark Wood in third,” Anderson said.James Anderson is training virtually in order to stay fit when cricket resumes. (Image credit: Getty Images)Anderson believes even if that return date is feasible, the timescale could be tight unless players can train outdoors in May. He is also wary about the prospect of matches being played behind closed doors, saying the game has to be played in front of fans. Although he has long been a red-ball specialist, Anderson said he would be prepared to play white-ball cricket again, even in the new Hundred competition. Anderson has an ambassadorial role with the Manchester Originals, one of the franchises, but no contract.”I want to be playing cricket and if that is the only cricket going on, if it’s the Hundred or the T20 Blast, I’d love to be involved in that. If there wasn’t any red-ball cricket this summer, it would be a long, long time for me to be ticking over in the nets,” Anderson said.Also Read | World Test Championships Reworking Main Agenda In ICC Contingency Meeting For CoronavirusDespite the frustrations as a cricketer during the coronavirus lockdown, Anderson said it was important to look at the bigger picture. “People are sacrificing a hell of a lot for us to try and keep us healthy. I think us sacrificing some of, and maybe all of, the cricket season and staying inside for a bit, I don’t think that’s a huge sacrifice,” Anderson said.-With Agency Inputs- For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Is Merzlikkin’s time in Columbus coming to an end? “Blue…

first_imgAccording to Friedman, the Blue Jackets will try to build muscle directly on the offensive line this off-season, as last season the Columbians with 180 goals in 70 games took only 28th place in the league. Jonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins, on the other hand, were one of the leading goalkeeper tandems, helping to forge the third best defense in the entire league.It should be noted that the general manager of “Blue Jackets” Jarmo Kekalainen also has the young Finnish talent Veini Vehvilainen, as well as the second Latvian goalkeeper Matīss Kivlenieks, who last season won four NHL matches in the starting lineup, won one of three and had three. for them, by extension.Danil Tarasov, who is playing in Europe and is only 21 years old, also deepens the Blue Jackets’ “pocket” goalkeeper line.Although divorce from Merzlikkin or Korpisalo would be painful, two goalkeepers of this caliber in one club are likely to be a big and even unnecessary extra, given that the line of attack is in dire need of additions.Both Korpisalo and Merzlikkin earned two-year contracts last season. The total amount of the Merzlikkin contract is eight million US dollars, while the Finn will earn 5.6 million US dollars in two years.Also noteworthy is the fact that its 32nd team, Seattle’s Kraken, will join the NHL in about a year, so in about a year’s NHL expansion draft will take place, in which Merzlikkin’s other teams will not be able to choose until Corpisalo is available if Blue Jackets “will choose not to protect him.Latvian hockey fans have to wait in which direction the Columbus club will choose to go with their goalkeeper line, as the US media is increasingly discussing the idea that the Blue Jackets will not start next season with the same goal men who started this season.Follow Apollo as well Instagram – everything exciting, beautiful and important in one place!last_img read more

Leeds with a transfer kick: Takes Julian Draxler from PSG

first_imgParis Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler could continue his career at another club, according to French media. Leeds is showing the most serious interest in the 26-year-old German.The owner of the English club Andrea Radritzani is on good terms with the president of Paris, Nasser al-Khalaifi, which can help for the future deal. Draxler’s contract with PSG expires in a year and he can leave Paris without a transfer fee.However, the sports director of the French champion Leonardo wants to part with Draxler now, so that the club can take some money for the German again.last_img read more

Gibson homers twice, Whitecaps rally and complete a series sweep in Burlington

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Grand Haven boys soccer squad falls to East Kentwood in an O-K Red Conference game

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Draft prospects being mocked to Ravens at 26th overall

first_imgDespite the NFL draft being more than two months away, many pundits haven’t wasted time in putting together their mock drafts before commissioner Roger Goodell finally steps to the podium in Chicago and announces the first pick on April 30.The Ravens currently have needs at cornerback, wide receiver, tight end, running back, and safety, so it will be interesting to see which priorities remain in the spring, especially with a very tight salary-cap situation.Below is a look at five players who have recently been mocked to Baltimore with the 26th overall pick in different publications:WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Rob Rang of CBSSports.com) My take: Even if the Ravens are able to re-sign Torrey Smith, taking a wide receiver early in the draft would be wise with Steve Smith turning 36 later this year. There’s no denying that Green-Beckham’s size (6-foot-5 and 225 pounds) and speed are intriguing, but multiple marijuana-related arrests led to his dismissal at Missouri and raise red flags about his maturity and commitment to football. Draft pundits have compared him to A.J. Green, but the 21-year-old will really need to impress during the interview process to make teams comfortable in taking him, especially in the first round.TE Maxx Williams (Mel Kiper of ESPN.com) My take: Should veteran Dennis Pitta attempt to continue his NFL career, the Ravens would still have a need at tight end with Owen Daniels a free agent and 2014 third-round pick Crockett Gillmore not showing enough to indicate he can become a No. 1 option just yet. Williams is regarded as the top tight end in this year’s draft class even though he was part of a run-oriented attack at the University of Minnesota. He has excellent hands and made several highlight catches in his collegiate career, but some experts believe he needs to add strength to become a better blocker despite a 6-foot-4, 250-pound frame.RB Melvin Gordon (Charles Davis of NFL.com) My take: Considering a running back hasn’t been taken in the first round since 2012, the choice of Gordon feels underwhelming after the stout Baltimore offensive line opened running lanes for journeyman Justin Forsett to rush for over 1,250 yards this past season. However, Gordon became the second all-time single-season rusher in FBS history with 2,587 yards in 2014 and played under current Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock at Wisconsin, meaning the organization should know him very well. If the Ravens take Gordon, you assume they would have visions of him quickly becoming one of the best backs in the NFL.WR Devin Funchess (Matt Miller of BleacherReport.com) My take: The 6-foot-5, 230-pound former tight end would be a matchup nightmare for most cornerbacks and will use his leaping ability and frame to attack the football, which would give the Ravens the giant weapon inside the red zone that they’ve lacked for years. Funchess is still regarded as raw in terms of route-running ability and needs to develop more consistent hands. Much like Kelvin Benjamin in last year’s draft, the Michigan product is considered a high-risk, high-reward prospect, but he doesn’t carry the off-field baggage of a wide receiver like Green-Beckham.CB Quinten Rollins (Eric Galko of SportingNews.com) My take: Other mock drafts have linked the Ravens to cornerbacks such as Marcus Peters and Jalen Collins, but Rollins would be an intriguing choice considering he played only one year of college football at Miami of Ohio, which is John Harbaugh’s alma mater. The former basketball player had a standout 2014 for the RedHawks, earning MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with 72 tackles and seven interceptions. The pre-draft process will be critical for the 5-foot-11, 193-pound Rollins with a limited body of work behind him, but his toughness and natural gifts will make teams think upside while he tries to refine his technique.last_img read more

Current Arsenal Squad Is Better Than Invincibles – Club Legend Pires

first_imgArsenal legend Robert Pires has revealed that the current squad is better than the teams he was part of including the Invincibles.He however revealed that the present Arsenal squad need more character, more spirit and more warriors.Speaking via Sportsmail on Daily Mail, Pires said: “I think this team have more quality than my teams. Even in 2003-04.”“But they need more character, more spirit, more warriors. That comes from the heart.“In my teams we had Vieira, Ray Parlour, Lee Dixon, Martin Keown, Gilberto Silva, Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp was a leader with his quality. And even Freddie Ljungberg was a warrior.“I’m not a warrior but it comes naturally to people like Patrick, like Adams. You need the mix between that and the quality. That’s very important.” he concluded.Photo Credit: Daily MailRelatedlast_img read more

Seth Meyers praises NYC first responders while celebrating his son’s second birthday

first_imgNBC(NEW YORK) — Late Night host Seth Meyers celebrated his son Axel’s second birthday by shouting out those who made his little boy’s complicated birth possible — first responders.“Two years ago today our son Axel was born in the lobby of our apartment building,” wrote the 45-year-old while including an adorable photo of Axel wearing a party hat on his head and birthday cake all over his face.  Unfortunately, little Axel looks like he’s entered a food coma, as Meyers jokingly adds, “Also, we tried to get him to smile and I don’t know what to tell you.”Cute anecdotes aside, Meyers spent the majority of his birthday message focusing on New York City’s finest, by writing that, “Within ten minutes [of going into labor] we were surrounded by NYPD, NYFD and EMTs all of whom made us feel safe and protected.”The talk show host expressed that he will always be grateful for what the first responders did for him and his wife Alexi Ashe that day, but quickly turned his the attention toward the plight EMTs, police and firefighters are going through during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Sending my love and appreciation to all of them today not only for that moment but for what they’re going through now,” wrote the Saturday Night Live! alum.  “So lucky my boys were born in the greatest city in the world.”New York City remains the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak with 80,204 confirmed cases, according to the city’s Health Department. Of those cases, 4,260 have died.About 1,300 of those infected with COVID-19 were first responders, who have now recovered and are back working the front lines against the pandemic.  Late Night with Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more