Nigeria bows out of competition

first_imgNigeria’s men national volleyball team has been knocked out of the 2017 Men’s African Nations championship after losing 3-0 to Cameroon in their second Pool C match decided at the Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Wednesday.The 2017 Men’s African championship doubles also as 2018 World Championship qualifiers where the top three African teams book their tickets to represent Africa in the FIVB Prestigious championship which holds in Japan.Team Nigeria who had lost 1-3 to Morocco in their first match on Tuesday also succumbed to the firepower of their West Africa counterparts 26-24, 25-20, 25-19 on Wednesday Cameroon and Morocco have now qualified for the Quarterfinal of the competition alongsideEgypt, Tunisia, Rwanda, Algeria, Congo and Libya.In Thursday’s quarter final fixtures, Algeria will take on Congo RDC, Tunisia will play Morocco, Cameroon  will slug it out with Libya, while host nation Egypt will entertain Rwanda.Nigeria will however face Kenya, while Niger will slug it out with Chad in classification play-off 9-14 also on Thursday.last_img read more

Ex-champ Kawashima loses

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Kawashima said the same day he will retire from professional boxing. “The reason I lost was I wasn’t able to stop him in the second round. This was my most difficult fight,” Kawashima said.“In the end, I gave it my all in a fierce battle. Before this match, I decided to retire (if I lost).” Kawashima appeared to have his opponent on the ropes, hitting Mijares with a barrage of body shots and sending him to the canvas with a stinging right hand to the head in the second round but the Mexican fighter rebounded in later rounds to win on points.The Japanese boxer looked sharp winning almost all of the early rounds but his stamina began to give way as the bout wore on.Mijares improved to 28-3 with two draws and 10 knockouts. Kawashima, who fought in his sixth world title bout, slipped to 30-5 (20 KOs). center_img YOKOHAMA – Former champion Katsushige Kawashima lost a close split decision to Mexican fighter Cristian Mijares Monday for the WBC super flyweight interim title.Two judges ruled 114-113 in favor of fourth-ranked Mijares while one judge saw it 114-113 for Kawashima, ranked No. 2 in the world.last_img read more

Ishikawa stays in touch at Doral

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 MIAMI (Kyodo) Ryo Ishikawa improved his chances of finishing in the top 10 for the first time on the U.S. PGA Tour, shooting a 2-under 70 Saturday in the third round of the Cadillac Championship.Ishikawa moved from a share of 19th to a tie for 16th at 5-under 211 amid concerns over the effects of a devastating earthquake in his country after making three birdies against a lone bogey at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img The 2009 Japanese tour money leader reached the green in two shots on the par-5 first hole and two-putted for birdie.Ishikawa bogeyed the second but got back on track with birdies on the fourth and seventh before matching pars the rest of the way.“I’m pleased that I kept myself tough mentally on the third day,” Ishikawa said. “Since I’m not in Japan, I haven’t been able to grasp the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake. I believe the only thing I can do is play well and encourage the people back home.” last_img read more

In brief: Pre-Norwich City home press conference

first_imgThe assistant head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with midfielder Marlon Pack.Here’s what they had to say:last_img

Soccer: Haughton girls finish runner-up in Bossier tourney, get district win

first_imgThe Haughton Lady Bucs finished runner-up in the girls division of the Bossier tournament last week.The Lady Bucs defeated Ouachita 3-1 in the semifinals before falling to Ruston 4-1 in championship game.Haughton tied Ruston 1-1 earlier in the tournament.The Lady Bucs also picked up a District 1-I victory Monday night, 5-1, over Southwood at Tinsley Park.Hannah Logan led Haughton (3-2-2, 1-1-1) with two goals. Makaylin Lewis, Ciara White and Genet Leist had one apiece.In another District 1-I girls game Monday night, Parkway fell to defending champion Byrd 2-0. Madelyn Elliott had an outstanding game in goal with 27 saves.Parkway defeated Airline 4-0 last week. Madison Mitchell and Sara Funderburk had two goals each. Liz Knight had an assist.Elliott had 15 saves and Funderburk scored in a 2-1 non-district loss to Natchitoches Central.The Parkway junior varsity finished runner-up in the Gator Cup girls tournament, defeating Neville 3-0, Captain Shreve 1-0 and Caddo Magnet Red 3-0 before losing to West Monroe 3-0 in the title match.Airline reached the semifinals of the Bossier tournament boys division before falling to Ruston 4-1.The Vikings defeated North DeSoto 5-0, West Ouachita 3-1 and Ouachita 2-1.The Vikings’ Gin Paul scored eight goals in he tournament. Kham Nang scored three and Michael Dickson had two assists. Gabe Rodriguez also had an assist.Cole Edwards had a big save on a penalty kick against Ouachita.Pau also had a hat trick in Airline’s 6-4 District 1-I victory over Parkway last week. Bryan Medrano scored on a penalty kick. Nang and Rodriguez had one goal each.Benton went 2-1 in the Bossier tournament, defeating Evangel 3-0 and Ruston 2-1 before falling to eventual champ Sulphur 5-0.Ethan Parks had a hat trick against Evangel. Sam Vickrey and Carter Parks had one assist each. Mitchell Matthews had three saves.Parks scored two goals against Ruston, and Sergio Gomez had an assist. Matthews saved 11 shots.The Benton girls also went 2-1 in the tournament, defeating Ouachita 1-0 and Sterlington 3-0 and losing to Ruston 4-2.The Haughton boys went 1-2, defeating Bastrop 4-0 and losing to Ruston 4-0 and Evangel 5-4.The Parkway boys went 1-1-1. They defeated North DeSoto 2-0, tied Ouachita 0-0 and lost to Byrd 4-1.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Video | LB Forrest on Cats’ near miss vs. Florida

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QPR duo get international call-ups

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Local Area Millionaire Reveals How to Get Rich with Bitcoin, Without Buying Bitcoin x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Jackie Kennedy Was a Style Icon – but Her Shoes Revealed What We Long Suspected x Local Area: Doctors Stunned – Do This Every Evening & Melt Your Belly Fat x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR striker Idrissa Sylla has been included in the Guinea squad for a World Cup qualifier next month. Guinea, who lost their opening qualifier against Tunisia, will be at home to DR Congo on 13 November. Meanwhile, Rangers’ teenage goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski has been called-up by Poland’s Under-19s.Brzozowski, who has previously represented his country at Under-18 level, has been included in the squad for matches against Slovakia and Finland.The Slovakia game is on 11 November and Finland are Poland’s opponents two days later. Both matches will be played in Marbella, Spain.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quizlast_img read more

Two for Kane as Tottenham win at West Ham

first_imgSee also:Spurs boss Pochettino ‘in love’ with Kane Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Images West Ham 2 Tottenham 3 Two deliciously executed first-half strikes from Harry Kane in a four-minute spell set Tottenham on their way to a thrilling derby win at the London Stadium, where Serge Aurier was sent off. Spurs are still waiting for their first Premier League win at Wembley but this result continued their excellent away form – the victory was their fifth in a row on the road in the league.AdChoices广告Christian Eriksen added a third on the hour to apparently put the game to bed, but after allowing Javier Hernandez to pull a goal back, Tottenham played the last 20 minutes with 10 men when Aurier picked up two yellow cards in five minutes – the second for a pointless foul on Andy Carroll on the halfway line.That made for an uncomfortable finale for the visitors, especially after Chiek Kouyate made it 3-2 with three minutes remaining.Kane sent a glancing near-post header past Joe Hart on 34 minutes to open the scoring, after the ever-impressive Eriksen had picked out Dele Alli on the right flank, who sent in a decisive cross.And in virtually the next attack, great work from Jan Vertonghen and Eriksen down the left flank opened up the Hammers defence again, and although Hart managed to block an Alli effort, Kane was on hand for a simple tap-in.The on-fire Kane went close to his hat-trick with a curling effort just wide of the far post as the half ended against a backdrop of disgruntled home fans sloping off early for half-time comforts.The England striker came even closer to his treble with a curling free-kick against on the post on 60 minutes, but in the follow-up, Eriksen swept a charged-down cross into the bottom corner to make it 3-0.Hernandez nodded in after a corner had been flicked on by Jose Fonte at the near post after 64 minutes, and the hosts believed they could stage a great fightback when Aurier was sent packing soon after.And when Kouyate powered in a header after a great cross from sub Arthur Masuaku, the stadium came alive. But there were no more real alarms.Recent visits to their bitter east London rivals have proved utterly deflating for Spurs, with successive defeats effectively torpedoing title challenges.But even with the hosts showing signs of the sort of fight expected of them by home fans brought up on a great historical antipathy towards their north London rivals, Spurs were largely dominant until the final stages. Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Eriksen (Winks 75) Dier, Sissoko (Trippier 78), Davies; Alli, Kane (Llorente 89).Subs not used: Vorm, Son, N’Koudou, Walker-Peters.last_img read more

McClaren: QPR loan signings are not fit

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Steve McClaren believes QPR’s recent loan signings will have an even greater effect once they are fully fit.Strikers Tomer Hemed and Nahki Wells have made a major impact up front, with Rangers having taken 10 points from a possible 12 since their arrivals from Brighton and Burnley respectively.And midfielder Geoff Cameron, who was brought in from Stoke, made his full debut in Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Millwall.AdChoices广告Rangers boss McClaren says their influence will only increase as their match fitness improves.“I think all three of them have had an effect since the first day they came through the door,” said McClaren.“As soon as they came, you could see the team think ‘These are experienced Premier League players coming to help us’. “From the first day, they’ve made a huge difference. But the rest of the team are working so hard as well.“They’ve lifted us all, because we never looked like scoring before.“And I’ll tell you something, they’re not fit yet. None of them had completed 90 minutes.“They’ve got to get fitter and better and they can only do that. But while they’re doing that and we’re picking up results, we’re delighted.”Cameron was exhausted towards the end of the Millwall game and McClaren does not expect him to be fit enough to start Saturday’s match against Norwich. See also:Eze punishes Millwall as QPR win againMcClaren hails Eze after QPR victoryQPR v Millwall player ratingsEze ‘a huge asset’ for QPR, says WellsMcClaren doubts Cameron will be fit for Norwich gameWells says he would consider permanent QPR moveQPR star Eze ‘goes past players easier than Sterling’ [/media-credit] West London Sport first revealed QPR’s interest in Wellslast_img read more

Dana White announces plan to help 9/11 impacted veterans with UFC Fight Island initiative

first_img UFC Fight Island will, after navigating through umpteen difficulties, go down on July 12 with Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal as the headliner for UFC 251, the inaugural event of UFC Fight Island. The highly anticipated event has already garnered a lot of attention from fans and several MMA veterans with UFC President Dana White delivering a stacked fight card, as promised. Although Dana White & co have had to work around several difficulties to bring Fight Island to fruition, the UFC chief successfully lined up Kamaru Usman against Jorge Masvidal in under a notice of six days.Gilbert Burns was earlier slated to step up against The Nigerian Nightmare, but his COVID-19 test came back positive, forcing his omission from UFC 251. Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White is planning to unveil something bigger with the upcoming UFC 251 ‘UFC Fight Island’ event. White recently took to social media and revealed that he is planning to donate a portion of the profits from UFC 251 to the veterans impacted by 9/11. Also Read | UFC news: How To Watch UFC 251 Episode 2: UFC 251 Embedded 2 Details And PreviewUFC 251: Dana White is aiding 9/11 impacted veterans with UFC Fight Island initiative SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US Dana White posted a video on Instagram and stated that all the profits earned from the UFC official stores will be used for helping the 9/11 impacted veterans. To acknowledge the iconic UFC Fight Island events, UFC released a t-shirt that says “UF-Sea”. What’s interesting is the fact that Dana White decided to call it “UF-Sea” after a fan pitched him the idea on social media.Also Read | UFC news: Jorge Masvidal’s Coach Mike Brown Tests Positive For COVID-19, To Miss UFC 251 HeadlinerWhen Dana White notified the world about his ambitious UFC Fight Island plans, a social media user suggested he change the name of the ground-breaking event from UFC Fight Island to UF-Sea. Though Dana White hasn’t changed the tag of the actual event, he released a brand new t-shirt to take a note of the “UF-Sea” idea. In the caption, Dana White wrote “Not a bad idea @iamjohnoliver @lastweektonight. Go to UFCStore.com and buy a UF-Sea shirt and all proceeds will benefit 9/11 impacted veterans, service members and their families through @stand4heroes”Also Read | WWE Champion Drew McIntyre Slams Conor McGregor On Twitter With ‘stick To Whiskey’ JibeAlso Read | Khabib’s Father Helped Underprivileged Kids Throughout His Life, Reveals His ManagerImage courtesy: AP WATCH US LIVE Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 8th July, 2020 15:22 IST Dana White Announces Plan To Help 9/11 Impacted Veterans With UFC Fight Island Initiative UFC news: Dana White recently revealed that he is looking to help the 9/11 impacted heroes and veterans with the latest UFC fight Island initiative. LIVE TV First Published: 8th July, 2020 15:22 ISTlast_img read more