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Newport go in search of place in provincial final

first_imgThe Tipp title holders take on Lismore of Waterford in the semi-final at Fraher Field, Dungarvan.Throw-in is at 2 o’clock.There are two games in the Tipperary Water championships this afternoon. Arravale Rovers and Rockwell Rovers clash in Golden at 2.30pm in the Intermediate Hurling ‘Relegation’ competition.Ballybacon-Grange and Loughmore-Castleiney meet in the Junior A Hurling Semi-Final.The action in Boherlahan begins at 2.30pm.last_img

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Tipp schools in Semi Final faceoff

first_imgLast years beaten finalists Our Lady’s Templemore won the local derby as they saw off Thurles CBS.3-14 to 1-10 the final score at the Ragg.Nenagh CBS came out on top in a thriller against De la Salle of Waterford in Cashel. Extra time was needed to separate the sides with Nenagh winning out by 20 points to 2-13 at Leahy Park.Nenagh and Our Lady’s will now meet in the last fourlast_img

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Tipp win out over Gilroy’s Dublin

first_imgTipperary’s Senior Hurlers had a comprehensive win over Dublin in a challenge game this afternoon in Thurles.Both sides are building up to the National League which begins later this month.It was a mix of youth and experience for the Premier County while the visitors also used the game to experiment with new players. Photo © Tipp FM It finished 1-27 to 0-12 in favour of Tipp at Dr Morris Park with Jason Forde contributing 1-10 of the Tipp tally.Afterwards centre back Ronan Maher said the younger players performed well today.last_img read more

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NFF Frees Giwa FC Players for Other Clubs

first_imgWarri Wolves climb NPFL log with Plateau Utd defeatFemi SolajaThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has given provisional clearance to all players of erstwhile NPFL club, Giwa FC of Jos to join other clubs.In a letter to the Chairman of League Management Company, signed by NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi monday, the NFF wrote: “Based on the LMC’s expulsion of the club from the Premier League and the NFF ratification of the same measure and with special reference to article 14 & 23 of the FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of players, all players of Giwa FC as pronounced by the LMC and the NFF Disciplinary Committee are free to provisionally register for any club of their choice till the end of the 2015/2016 football season. “Note also that, all the players are to return to the management of Giwa FC after the last match of the 2015/2016 League Season.”Meanwhile, Warri Wolves pipped visiting Plateau United 2-1 yesterday in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) rescheduled game. Heavy down pour forced the game to be moved by 24 hours.Wolves are now 12th on the table with 30 points from 22 matches, while Plateau is rooted at 18th on 23 points.Uche Cyprian put the home team ahead after 12 minutes, before Joshua Obaje equalised for Plateau in the 77th minute.However, Wolves clinched all three points when Achibi Ewenike fired home the match winner three minutes from time.Meanwhile, Plateau United striker, Reuben Bala, has described as quite hurtful his side top-flight defeat at Warri Wolves.Reuben said the loss at Wolves has further deepened their fortune on the Nigerian top-flight table.“I do not like the result as we were almost certain to go home with a draw before the dying minute goal.“This is not a good result for us as the loss has further worsened our not too comfortable position on the log.“However, the loss does not mean we are threatened by relegation we just see the loss as momentary setback.“Of course, there are plenty of hopes for Plateau United in the ongoing top-flight we are not going to give up the fight for survival.“We just have to gather ourselves together win few matches on the home front and away and we will be permanently out of the danger zone.“We have a date with the leaders, Wikki Tourists on the line and I can assure you we will win the clash at least with an unreplied goal.“We cannot lose twice to Wikki Tourists having lost 0-3 in the first fixture clash in Bauchi,” said Bala to supersport.com.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Boxing Jam with Music at GOtv Night 13

first_imgSpeaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, CEO of Flykite Promotions, Jenkins Alumona, the event organiser, explained that GOtv Boxing Night 13 seeks to fuse music and boxing because they are two most popular strains of entertainment.“Boxing and music provide entertainment. We decided to provide a better rounded entertainment package for fans as an end of the year present. Whether it is music you want or boxing or both, you have an unbeatable package with the quartet of Small Doctor, Reekado Banks, Falz and Simi as well as top class boxing action, including two African Boxing Union (ABU) title fights,” said Alumona.He disclosed that buses will be provided to convey fans, who buy tickets from the National Stadium to the event venue and bring them back.The event will feature seven fights across weight divisions, with the headline bout being the ABU lightweight title fight between Nigeria’s Oto Joseph and Egypt’s Abdulrahim Ahmed.Also scheduled is the ABU light welterweight title bout between Olaide Fijabi of Nigeria and Michael Odhiambo of Kenya. The third international duel of the night is the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight title clash, which will see incumbent champion, Abolaji Rasheed, seeking to stop contender, Ghana’s Aryee Ayitteh.There will be two domestic title bouts. One of these will see fast rising Rilwan Babatunde go up against Chijioke Ngige in the light welterweight category. The other will see the flamboyant Rilwan Oladosu seek to win the vacant lightweight title when he takes on Kehinde Badmus.A lightweight challenge bout between Rilwan Oyekola and Jimoh Lukman will also hold. The fight line-up is completed by a national super middleweight challenge bout between Matthew Obinna and Cosmos David. Tickets are available at online ariiyatickets.com, National Stadium, Ebeano Supermaket and SLOT outlets.The best boxer at the show will go home with N2.5million, while the two runners-up will win N1million and N500,000 respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Music and boxing are set to mix seamlessly at GOtv Boxing Night 13, scheduled to hold on December 26, at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island in Lagos.The event, which promises to be the biggest edition ever, will see four of the country’s biggest musical talents perform. Billed to perform are Small Doctor, Reekado Banks Falz The Bahd Guy and Simi.last_img read more

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Lagos Polo: Caverton, Agad, Optima Energy Triumph in Low Cup

first_imgSTL parading Omololu Agoro, Mario Gomez, Khalifa Ibrahim and Seyi Tinubu, who is the patron began on ½ goal handicap but had their lead wiped off in the opening chukka with Argentine four-goaler, Juaregi scoring twice but STL stayed in touch with a goal by Ibrahim.The third match of the day saw Lagos Plug having no answer to the intense play of Optima Energy who ran out 7-2 winners.Ibrahim Dantala and Saidu Umar starred as Optima Energy were optimally energized for what turned out to be a resounding victory.Goals difference is always going to play a huge part in the race for who among the eight teams will clinch the sole ticket in the League 1 which has eight teams and the both Umar, the hitman and Dantala enforced their presence in the game while, Timi Badiru, 14, also had a game to remember.The match between Lagos Agad and Kaduna Trappco which was called-off due to poor visibility was concluded with Agad scoring a goal to win 7- 5 1/2 having led 6 – 7 1/2 before the final two minutes was decided.Friday’s schedule will see Ibadan Bodija file out against Port Harcourt Elshcon, who had a very slim chance of progressing after their defeat against Kaduna YY Sublime in their first match. Lagos La Mansuri are in for a tough meeting with Lagos A-Plus/DDSS while the penultimate match which is also in the Low Cup will see Kano Dantek/YBL confront YY Sublime.The day’s activities will be rounded off with the Italian Ambassador Cup between two selected teams.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos Caverton/Sao Polo began their chase for a place in the final of the Low Cup of the 2018 Lagos International Polo Tournament mainly sponsored by GTBank with an 8 – 4 ½ win over Lagos STL.Lagos Optima Energy out-galloped their city rival, Lagos Plug to also brighten their chances of making it to Sunday’s final.Martin Juaregi, unsurprisingly, ran the show on behalf of Caverton/Sao Polo netting a large chunk of his side’s goals while Jamilu Umar and Rotimi Makanjuola, the side’s patron, were also on target.last_img read more

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Bogaerts’ 3-run HR and bullpen carry Red Sox past Nats, 5-3

first_img First Published: 30th August, 2020 08:44 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 08:44 IST Bogaerts’ 3-run HR And Bullpen Carry Red Sox Past Nats, 5-3 Xander Bogaerts hit an early three-run homer and Boston’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, lifting the Red Sox over the Washington Nationals 5-3 Saturday WATCH US LIVE Xander Bogaerts hit an early three-run homer and Boston’s bullpen finished with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, lifting the Red Sox over the Washington Nationals 5-3 Saturday.Kevin Pillar added a solo homer and triple for Boston, which had lost four of its last five.Trea Turner went 5 for 5 with two doubles to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games for the Nationals. It was his third career five-hit game after he went 3 for 5 in a series-opening win on Friday.As the AL East-worst Red Sox approach a trade deadline that could lead to more changes, they combined decent pitching with a couple of key hits for just their 11th win in 33 games of this shortened season.The defending World Series champion Nationals, last in the NL East, have dropped four of five.Bogaerts homered off a back wall in deep left center int the first inning after Alex Verdugo singled and J.D. Martinez doubled off the Green Monster.Pillar tripled leading off the second and scored on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s slow roller to first.Ryan Brasier (1-0), the fifth of six relievers, was credited with the victory. Matt Barnes recorded the final three outs for his third save.Washington starter Aníbal Sánchez (1-4) labored through five-plus innings, giving up five runs on eight hits after holding the Miami Marlins to a run over seven in his last start.The Nationals sliced it to 4-3 against starter Chris Mazza in the third, with the first run scoring when the pitcher flipped the ball from his glove over first baseman Mitch Moreland’s head trying to get an out. Howie Kendrick and Adam Eaton each had RBI singles.Pillar homered over the Monster in the fourth, letting out a brief yell after the crack of the bat.Making his second career start after being recalled before the game, Mazza gave up three runs in 2 2/3 innings.SURPRISES HIM, TOOMartinez entered the game hitting just .205 with only three homers and 15 RBIs after putting up big numbers his first two seasons with the club.“It’s just hard because we’re just not used to seeing him doing that,” Boston manager Ron Roenicke said before the game.In his first two seasons since signing a $110 millon, five-year deal with the club, Martinez hit .330 and .304, respectively, with a combined 79 homers and 235 RBIs.Known for his extensive video work, he’s unable to retreat to the video room during games after MLB shut them down from players and coaches due to guidelines for coronavirus safety.NEW HIGHKurt Suzuki extended his hitting streak to a career-best 11 games.NEW HELPThe Nationals signed former Boston utility player Brock Holt to a one-year contract. The 32-year-old Holt played for the Red Sox for seven years but signed a free agent deal with Milwaukee during the offseason. He was released by the Brewers this week after hitting just .100 in 16 games.He struck out pinch hitting in the ninth after the Red Sox played his old walk-up song when he was announced.TRAINERS ROOMNationals: CF Victor Robles crashed hard into the wall, trying to make a leaping grab on Pillar’s triple, but got up quickly and retrieved the ball.Red Sox: Placed RHP Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list with what Roenicke called a “mild strain” of his calf. Roenicke also said that Eovaldi would have a bullpen on Sunday and Wednesday and be eligible to start next Saturday.UP NEXTRHP Austin Voth (0-3, 6.65 ERA) is slated to start for the Nationals in the series finale Sunday afternoon against Boston RHP Zack Godley (0-3. 7.29).Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more