Oke Confirmed for Zurich Diamond League Meeting

first_imgReigning African triple jump king Tosin Oke will be the only Nigerian in action at the Weltklasse Athletics Meeting, the 13th meeting of the IAAF Diamond League series on Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland.Oke, who holds a personal season’s best of 17.13m but failed to hop, step and jump into the triple jump final at the recently concluded Rio Olympics barely a year after finishing eight at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China will hope to end his season perhaps with another jump outside 16m as he is not in contention for the points scoring Diamond race which runs throughout the 14 IAAF Diamond League meeting series. Winners of each Diamond Race, according to the official website of the Diamond League meetings will get a Diamond Trophy, a cash prize, a wild card for the IAAF World Championships but more importantly, will have shown season long consistency to earn the unchallenged honour of being the World Number 1.Oke is ranked 10 in the race going into the Zurich meeting with four points and clearly out of running for the top spot which is occupied by reigning World and Olympic champion Christian Taylor of the USA who has amassed 40 points.Sprinter cum long jumper Blessing Okagbare who has not been confirmed for Thursday’s event is also out of reckoning for the Diamond Race main cash prize and trophy.The Nigerian who lost both her 100m African title (including the championship record) and 10.79 seconds African record to Cote D’Ivoire’s Muriel Ahoure is ranked joint 10th in the 100m with six points where Jamaica’s reigning Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson tops the ranking with 30 points.The Nigerian is placed ninth in the long jump with four points. Former World and Olympics long jump champion, Britney Reese tops the ranking.Okagbare was disappointing at the Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris France legs of the Diamond League meetings last week, leaping a distance of 6.11m and 6.26m in the long jump to place last in the two respective meetings.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dodgers waste early opportunities against Johnny Cueto, lose 2-0 to Giants

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Originally ruled in play by third-base umpire Jim Reynolds, Nunez legged out a triple. After a quick replay review, however, the ball was ruled a home run, making Nunez responsible for both of the Giants’ runs in this series. In Monday’s game, he beat out an infield single against Clayton Kershaw, stole second, went to third on a wild throw by Yasmani Grandal and scored the Giants’ only run on a wild pitch.Still handling Hill with caution, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled him after five innings and 77 pitches, pinch-hitting for him in the bottom of the fifth. Tuesday was Hill’s second consecutive start on regular rest (four days off), something he hadn’t done since early July when a blister on his middle finger ripped open.That 1-0 lead seemed to be in serious danger when Cueto left the game in the sixth inning. He left runners at first and second – how could he not? That was standard through the first six innings.As Cueto hobbled off the field, Giants manager Bruce Bochy stepped into his personal torture chamber and waved to the bullpen. He was smart enough to choose a left-hander (after right-hander George Kontos had mistakenly trotted halfway to the mound). Steven Okert struck out pinch-hitters Yasiel Puig and Kike’ Hernandez, running the Dodgers to 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position.Bochy stuck with Okert and another left-hander, Will Smith, to keep the shutout intact into the ninth. The Dodgers are now 16 for 125 (.128) with 45 strikeouts against left-handed pitchers over their past 12 games.But the Giants couldn’t hold onto a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning again – Brandon Belt made it 2-0 with a home run in the top of the ninth. The Dodgers, meanwhile, still have that five-game lead and a magic number of seven to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West title. The Dodgers only have themselves to blame for failing to suck any more magic out of the Giants.Cueto’s scoreless start resembled Madison Bumgarner’s dominant seven innings from a night earlier in only one way – the string of zeroes on the scoreboard.The Dodgers had nine baserunners in the first five innings – two at a time in four of the five innings. But none even got as far as third base. A double play short-circuited things in the first inning and the Dodgers went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position against Cueto.Rich Hill followed a similar template. He allowed hits in four of his five innings and added a walk in the fourth inning to load the bases with two outs before freezing Brandon Belt for a called third strike.But Hill also gave up a long drive to Eduardo Nunez with two outs in the fifth inning. Nunez’s fly ball clanged off a camera mounted on the left field wall at the bullpen gate.center_img LOS ANGELES >> The San Francisco Giants have begun to resemble the Black Knight from Monty Python’s Holy Grail. They’re losing parts. But they’re not dead yet.Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, they lost shortstop Brandon Crawford to a dislocated finger on his left hand, injured as he was being thrown out at third base in the second inning. Then they lost starter Johnny Cueto to a strained groin muscle while he was spinning a shutout in the sixth inning.But they still managed to do something they couldn’t do Monday night – make a lead stand up. They handed the Dodgers a 2-0 defeat.The Giants moved to five games back of the Dodgers with the win. But more realistically, they stayed in the thick of the National League wild-card race, moving into a three-way tie with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.last_img read more

USWNT vs. England results: Alyssa Naeher’s penalty save sends USA to World Cup final

MORE: Film study shows England finally closing gap on U.S.Christen Press was the surprise starter for the USWNT after questions sprang up around Megan Rapinoe’s injury status. She scored the match’s first goal in the 10th minute off a cross sent in by Kelley O’Hara.England would answer shortly thereafter, with Ellen White scoring her sixth goal of the tournament just nine minutes later, beating the U.S. defense on a volley in the 18.In the 34th minute, Morgan celebrated her birthday with a goal of her own off a cross from Lindsey Horan.England’s White would go on to find the back of the net again in the 67th minute, but after VAR review her goal would be called back.And it was White who drew a penalty after a review to give England a chance to tie the match in the 81st minute. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher read Stephanie Houghton’s run up the whole way and saved her PK to keep the U.S. lead.Morgan now leads the Golden Boot race, scoring her sixth goal of the tournament in the match.The USWNT will play the winner of Wednesday’s second semifinal match between Sweden and the Netherlands at 3 p.m. ET.The World Cup final will be played Sunday, July 7 at 11 a.m. ET in Lyon, France. The game will be aired on FOX and can also be streamed via fuboTV, which offers a 7-day trial.Sporting News tracked scores, updates and highlights from the match between the USWNT and England at the 2019 Women’s World Cup semifinals. See how it played out below.USWNT vs. England: Live scores and highlights from 2019 Women’s World CupUSA: 2England: 1 FYI: we got another big record today pic.twitter.com/F1cLHAq6B3— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 2019GAME. OVER. 🦅 ⚽️ 🎉FINAL: #USA 2 – #ENG 1The @USWNT will defend its World Cup title on Sunday vs. the winner of tomorrow’s match between #NED vs. #SWE. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/YFzVc9XcmJ— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 2, 2019THE U.S. IS BACK IN THE FINAL! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Morgan’s winner and Naeher’s penalty save send the @USWNT to their third consecutive #FIFAWWC final! pic.twitter.com/Nueie2i1Rc— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 20194:53 p.m. 90+7 – IT’S OVER. THE USWNT IS HEADING TO ITS FIFTH WORLD CUP FINAL.4:51 p.m. | 90+4 – Yellow card for England’s Nikita Parris for persistent infrigement. 88′ | Final #USWNT sub➡️ @alikrieger⬅️ @kelleymohara #ENGUSA | #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/dfWlnE3kVD— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20194:47 p.m. | 87′ – Ali Krieger comes on for O’Hara after the goal. This flop though. 🧐 pic.twitter.com/HxJFiSgTht— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 2, 2019RED CARD TO ENGLAND!Bright is off for a second yellow after a harsh tackle on Morgan. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/6ub5SyUaL3— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 20194:47 p.m. | 87′ – SECOND YELLOW FOR BRIGHT. She goes studs up on Alex Morgan, on her birthday no less, and is sent off. NAEHER SAVES!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/h4JqFFLylY— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019WILD TURN OF EVENTS OVER HERE#OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/AvYxPUgDhE— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20194:40 p.m. | 83′ – SAVE. ALYSSA FREAKING NAEHER. Stephanie Houghton takes the PK to her right side and Naeher stops it on the line.4:39 p.m. | 82′ – So after LONG REVIEW they’re giving England a penalty on VAR. Conceded, allegedly by Becky Sauerbrunn.80′ | Second sub for the #USWNT➡️ @CarliLloyd⬅️ @TobinHeath #ENGUSA | #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/aFR7ldutN7— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20194:36 p.m. | 79′ – Carli Lloyd, the icon, replaces Tobin Heath. 4:27 p.m. | 71′ – Sub for England. Jade Moore replaces Keira Walsh.OFFSIDE!VAR rules out what would have been Ellen White’s second goal and second equalizer of the game! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/a1aCGeas4R— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019England scores but VAR confirms the offside.Remains 2-1, #USA here in Lyon.— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20194:24 p.m. | 67′ – ELLEN WHITE SCORES FOR ENGLAND BUT VAR CALLS HER OFFSIDE. EVERYBODY BREATHE.65′ | #USWNT with its first sub of the game.➡️ @sammymewy⬅️ @roselavelle #ENGUSA | #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/OlHPxjsz92— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20194:21 p.m. | 65′ – Rose Lavelle comes off clutching her hamstring. Sam Mewis comes on in her palce. 4:14 p.m. | 58′ – Substitution for England. Francesca Kirby comes on for Beth Mead.updated @mPinoe flag for #USAvENG, now with Alex Morgan. #USWNT #USA #ENGUSA pic.twitter.com/CI877A84IX— Eric O. (@eorvieto) July 2, 20194:12 p.m. | 56′ – We’ve got end to end action right now, but nothing to note. So here’s a great take on the American flag, that I think we should consider using!4:02 p.m. | 46′ – The ball is rolling for the second half. WE BACK.Let’s all take a second to collectively appreciate this save from @AlyssaNaeher because my goodness that was a beauty. pic.twitter.com/oDnhet3hsq— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20193:53 p.m. – Alyssa Naeher appreciation moment. This save was UNREAL. wow what a first half.go get some snacks and come right back.#OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/JA68YwukSA— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20193:47 p.m. | 45+2 – Halftime. The USWNT lead England 2-1 at the break. 3:45 p.m. | 45′ – Corner for England conceded by Crystal Dunn.3:42 p.m. | 42′ – Corner U.S. Tobin Heath sends in an inswinging ball, but England clears for a U.S. throw in. Alex Morgan scores her first goal since the opening game and retakes the lead in the Golden Boot race (6 goals, 3 assists)She’s the first player in #FIFAWWC history to score on her birthday 🎂 pic.twitter.com/EGWBNIyaxI— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019Alex Morgan scores on her 30th birthday and throws some shade at England by drinking some tea. ☕️ #USA 2 – #ENG 1 pic.twitter.com/EE0wEircmV— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 2, 2019No. 13 on her birthday. In honor of those 13 colonies.That’s. The. Tea 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Go on, @alexmorgan13, what a birthday! pic.twitter.com/Rge0HMMrCk— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20193:31 p.m. | 31′ – GOAL! ON HER BIRTHDAY! Lindsey Horan sends a PEACH of a ball into the six, and Alex Morgan, the birthday girl gets her sixth goal of the tournament off her head.3:28 p.m. | 28′ – Corner for England. Becky Sauerbrun almost sends it into the back of her own net, but Mead’s cross doesn’t even end up in play. What a goal!Ellen White takes the lead in the Golden Boot race with her 6th goal of the #FIFAWWC. Great cross from Mead, clinical finish from White. 1-1! pic.twitter.com/U5GoaxbIRv— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019ELLEN WHITE TO ENGLAND’S RESCUE! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿It’s 1-1 inside 20 minutes! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/2qjFQl3KqE— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 20193:19 p.m. |19′ – GOAL. Who else but Ellen White to tie this game up?! Beth Mead beats O’Hara on the left side and White slips through two defenders for a right footed volley home.CHRISTEN PRESS! 🇺🇸🇺🇸No Rapinoe, no problem! The USWNT takes the early lead again and has now scored in the first 15 minutes in every single game this #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/Xqu3u0m56V— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 201910′ – [email protected] puts the #USWNT ahead!1-0 | #ENGUSA pic.twitter.com/3FQFiRHHcb— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20193:09 p.m. | 9′ – GOAL! CHRISTEN PRESS. A header sent in by Kelley O’Hara on a DIME finds Press’ head for a perfect finish and her first goal of the tournament!So You’re Wondering Why Megan Rapinoe Isn’t Starting For The USWNT:As good as Pinoe is, she doesn’t contribute a lot defensively. Christen Press is the fastest and fittest player on the USWNT. England RB Lucy Bronze has been the best player at this tournament. So, that’s why.— Kim McCauley (@lgbtqfc) July 2, 20193:07 p.m. | 7′ – Reason for Rapinoe’s substitute status maybe?First big chance of the game goes to the @USWNT!All set up by @roselavelle with the killer nutmeg on Bright 💀 #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/XvhOtcs1Lc— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 20193:05 p.m. | 5′ – ROSE LAVELLE WITH THE NUTMEG AND SHOT. But dang, great reaction save by England’s Carly Telford. Filthy from Rosey, though. 3:03 p.m. | 3′ – Corner for the U.S. Rose Lavelle sends it in, but England clear. 𝔽𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕤𝕖𝕒 𝕥𝕠 𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕤𝕖𝕒🇺🇸 vs. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 on @FOXTV & @TelemundoSportsLET’S DO THIS! #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/VcJtaiobt6— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 20193:00 p.m. | 1′ – Kickoff. Here. We. Go. Pregame🦅 ✔️ Thailand🦅 ✔️ Chile🦅 ✔️ Sweden🦅 ✔️ Spain🦅 ✔️ FranceONE. WIN. AWAY. 👏 ⚽️The @USWNT must beat England to reach the World Cup final.Follow #USA vs. #ENG on our LIVE blog: https://t.co/x3Q1rKLG1a pic.twitter.com/6JqqgbeQYw— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 2, 20192:56 p.m. – Anthems are playing. It’s almost go time.  Happy birthday, Alex Morgan!You and the United States women’s national team will go on to defend your title as champions in the final. In the semifinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the USWNT held strong against England’s best efforts. Birthdays come every year. World Cup comes every 4 YEARS!! It’s aaaaaaall business today 😎 https://t.co/7IWPtTJtcE— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) July 2, 20192:45 p.m. – It’s Alex Morgan’s 30th birthday on this semifinal gameday! But she has important business to attend to first …Kits tonight: #ENG ⚪️#USA 🔴#MatchDuJour | #ENGUSA | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/aYaeEmcPHz— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 2, 20192:34 p.m. – England will be in the home white and the U.S. will suit up in the away red.The starting 11 for #USA vs #ENG📺 How to watch today’s @USWNT World Cup game: https://t.co/DIp9DUc8KX pic.twitter.com/Hns8tccrWX— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 2, 20192:06 p.m. – Here’s the USWNT’s starting XI. Rapinoe rested as Christen Press gets her second start of the tournament. read more

NSB&H Representatives Chose Training Camp During World Championship in Brazil

first_imgMembers of the delegation of the B&H Football Association, General Secretary Jasmin Baković and the Secretary of the coaching staff Elmir Pilav were in Brazil for the last few days in order to choose a training camp for the best B&H football players.After inspection of stadiums, the training fields and hotels in Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and Cuiaba, where the B&H team will play in the group phase at the 2014 World Cup, they visited individual training camps in order to find the most suitable base for their stay before and after Mundial, announced the NSB&H.Having in mind that FIFA began the process yesterday of registering training camps, it was necessary to react very quickly and apply for the appropriate destination where the B&H team will stay.After internal consultations within NSB&H, among several options, the hotel complex ‘Casa Grande’ (5 stars) was chosen to apply for, which is 100 km from Sao Paolo and located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.The resort ‘Casa Grande’ has all the necessary modern facilities for accommodation for the players, coaching staff and NSB&H delegation. The stadium where the Dragons will train is located five km from the hotel and will be fully reconstructed and ready until the beginning of preparations for the World Cup.In accordance with FIFA rules, the B&H team will travel to every game from the registered training camp, one or two days before the date of the match and will come back after the end of the match. The travels will be organized through charter flights.The team is required to travel to the training camp at least five days before the first match is scheduled to take place (Rio de Janeiro: Argentina-B&H, 15.06.2014). A detailed program of preparation for the World Cup will be defined later, announced the NSB&H.(Source: Fena)last_img read more