Other Sports Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter quarterfinal of Malaysia Masters Badminton tournament

first_imgSaina Nehwal has an 8-4 head-to-head record against OkuharaSaina could face Carolina Marin in the next roundKidambi Srikanth could face Son Wan Ho in next round Kuala Lumpur: Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth produced yet another fine display to progress to the quarterfinal of the Malaysia Masters in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Saina, seeded seventh, took 39 minutes to tame Hong Kong’s Pui Yin Yip 21-14 21-16 in her second round women’s singles encounter. The London Olympics bronze medallist will play second seed and 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the last-eight stage of the first Super 500 tournament of the year on Friday. World no. 9 Saina holds an 8-4 overall head-to-head record against Okuhara, which includes back-to-back wins over the current world no.2 in the last two tournaments — last year’s Demark Open and the French Open. If Saina manages to go past Okuhara, the Indian might run into fourth seed Carolina Marin, who is placed in her half of the draw.Saina got off to a solid start, taking a strong 11-3 lead against Yin at mid-break in the first game. Continuing with the momentum, Saina finished the first game 21-14. In the second game, Yin showed some resilience but still trailed 7-11. In the second half, Saina gave her Hong Kong opponent very few chances and wrapped up the game 21-16 in her favour. In men’s singles, Srikanth continued his unbeaten run with a hard-fought 23-21 8-21 21-18 win over Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent to set up a fight with fourth seeded Korean Son Wan Ho. The seventh seeded Indian, who had a title-less run last season, has a 4-5 head-to-head count against the Korean world no 5. Former Commonwealth Games champion Parapulli Kashyap, however, bowed out of the tournament after his fight ended with a 17-21 23-25 loss to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia.     Srikanth had a tough outing against Vincent with the match lasting an hour and four minutes. In the first game, Vincent and Srikanth took the game to the tie breaker. But Srikanth held his nerves, finishing the game 23-21. The second game was a one-sided affair as Vincent registered a 21-8 win in the second game taking the match into the decider. In the final game, both the players displayed superb on-court play with Srikanth taking a slender 11-8 lead at mid-break. The World No.8 then held on to his lead and eventually won the game 21-18Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also suffered an 18-21 17-21 loss to Indonesian combination of Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istarani and Rizki Amelia Pradipta. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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The Daily Orange’s unofficial positional breakdown: No. 10: Kick returners/punt returners

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Football beat writers David Wilson, Stephen Bailey and Trevor Hass are counting down the days until Syracuse football opens its season against Penn State on Aug. 31. They’ll show you what you can expect from each position as the Orange moves toward its Atlantic Coast Conference debut, with the top position showcased in The DO’s annual season preview guide to be released on Aug. 29.Last season Jeremiah Kobena handled more than half of the kickoffs sent Syracuse’s way, proving a reliable return man with flashes of explosiveness.Ritchy Desir struggled as Syracuse’s main punt returner after Steve Rene was sidelined for the season with an upper-body injury on Nov. 20. Desir averaged a mere 5.2 yards per return, but then head coach Doug Marrone didn’t have a viable replacement.This year Kobena and Desir, both juniors, are back as the front-runners with sophomore Wayne Morgan starting beside Kobena on kick returns.However, SU head coach Scott Shafer indicated that other players could see an increased role as return specialists. Some of those players include Rene, an experienced senior, and Brisly Estime, an intriguing freshman.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKey returning playersKobena dazzled the crowd in Syracuse’s 2012 season opener against Northwestern, racking up more than 20 yards per kick return. He amassed 123 yards, including a 37-yarder, in SU’s upset win over No. 9 Louisville later in the season.Desir returned 20 punts for a total of 105 yards in 2012. His most productive game came against Connecticut when he averaged nearly 10 yards per return.Rene returned both punts and kicks last season, and will likely do the same this year. He returned nine kicks and eight punts in 2012 as his kick return average hovered around 21 yards and his shiftiness posed a problem for opposing special teams units.Shafer said he’s pleased with his returners, but that he’s always looking to see if players can emerge and steal spots from current starters.“We do have some good options there,” Shafer said.Reasons for optimismKobena’s proven he has the speed and cutting ability to be a very good return man. Now with some experience, the 6-foot, 182-pound wide receiver has returned more kicks than all other Syracuse speedsters combined – including Morgan, Prince-Tyson Gulley and Ashton Broyld.During his freshman season, Kobena finished the season with 1,027 kickoff return yards — second on the Orange’s single-season record list.Shafer will rely on Kobena’s speed and Rene’s deceptiveness, but he said he isn’t ruling out the idea of incoming freshmen, junior college transfers and other returning players fielding kicks.Morgan, at 5 feet, 10 inches and 197 pounds, may get a chance to prove himself right away. The 5-foot-9, 176-pound Estime will have to work his way up.He’s listed as a wide receiver on Syracuse’s roster, but said kick returns are the most lethal element of his game. He said he’s just as comfortable returning kicks or punts as he is nearly anywhere on a football field.“We’re going to try to get as many catches, see who catches it the most comfortable,” Shafer said, “and then get it on tape with guys coming at them.”Reasons for concernDesir has speed, but he struggled to break free for significant gains last season, only returning three punts for more than seven yards.Though Syracuse has a potpourri of potential backups to Desir, Kobena and Rene, none of those backups are proven. If either Desir or Kobena gets injured, the Orange would be in a precarious situation.However, Desir has put on 19 pounds since his freshman year, going from the fourth-lightest player on the team (behind kickers Ross Krautman and Ryan Lichtenstein and cornerback Jaston George) to someone Shafer hopes can absorb contact and break tackles.Desir said he isn’t worried about who will return kicks for the Orange, he’s just eager to prepare for the season.“I’m just excited to play this game,” Desir said. “I really don’t know. Only thing we can do is just prepare.”The verdictBetween Kobena and Desir, Syracuse has two players with two years of varsity experience. Both players have talent, but neither is elite. Morgan and Rene will be key as Kobena and Desir’s backups.Grade: C+Come back to DailyOrange.com on Thursday to find out which position comes in at No. 9. Commentslast_img read more

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Trojan seniors see their USC careers come full circle

first_imgMore than three years ago, the newest USC men’s water polo team members began their careers with a 10-4 victory over UC Irvine at McDonald’s Swim Stadium.The talented freshman class had high aspirations, but it’s unlikely they could have even expected the unrivaled success the Trojans have had these past few years.Fond memories · Senior driver Matt Sagehorn scored his first goal for the USC men’s water polo team as a freshman against UC Irvine in 2006. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily TrojanFour seasons, two MPSF titles, a national championship and 83 regular-season wins later, that very same group will be honored as the Trojans close out their regular season against none other than No. 7 UC Irvine at McDonald’s Swim Stadium on Saturday.The Trojans (21-1, 7-0) will welcome the Anteaters (15-10, 3-4) to McDonald’s for the first time this season, although the two met earlier this year, with the Trojans pulling out an easy victory at the NorCal tournament, 11-4.The quarterfinal matchup between the two teams was highlighted by the strong play of two from the senior class: driver Matt Sagehorn and two-meter Shea Buckner. The victory also extended the Trojans winning streak against the Anteaters to 14.Sagehorn, who ranks 15th all-time on the Trojan’s career scoring list, scored his first career goal in that 2006 season-opener against the Anteaters. Sagehorn to reminisce as this matchup brought him full circle.“It’s been a really great time here, the time has flown by,” Sagehorn said. “I think we’re going to have a good time here at the end of the season on Saturday.”In the final regular season game for both teams before they compete in the MPSF tournament — scheduled over Thanksgiving weekend — both teams will hope to avoid overlooking this important matchup that is sure to set the tone for an always-intense conference tourney.“It’s really important to finish the season strong,” Sagehorn said. “We need to keep our focus, and to complete our season on top would be huge for us.”The Anteaters will bring senior utility man Cole Bielskis, the team’s leading scorer, to penetrate the Trojan defense — which was exposed last weekend against Stanford — and make a final push for the fourth ranking in the MPSF event.Although this weekend’s game will be the final regular season game played at McDonald’s, the MPSF tournament will be played on USC’s campus, giving the team a certain home-pool advantage.The extra games will also give the outgoing Trojans a chance to do something extraordinary, to have never lost a single game at home.“Being at home is always a huge advantage, and we’ve protected our house during my career,” Sagehorn said.The outgoing class will be honored prior to the game on the pool deck.last_img read more

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Badgers O-line set to return to familiarity under Miller

first_imgFifth year senior and starting left tackle Ricky Wagner (58) cited comfort with Miller at the helm as the Badgers’ offensive line prepares for yet another coaching transition.[/media-credit]Shock and surprise rocked the Wisconsin football program Sunday nightwhen head coach Bret Bielema announced the departure of offensive linecoach Mike Markuson.But the surprises didn’t end there. Markuson’s replacement was noneother than an untested UW graduate assistant, Bart Miller.“Oh I was definitely surprised,” running backs coach Thomas Hammocksaid of Bielema’s decision. “I respecthis decision. As a head coach he’s responsible for the program anddoing what he feels is necessary to move the program forward.” Hammock and offensive coordinator MattCanada were the first people Bielema informed of his decision. Canada added it’s a completely unique situation, something hepersonally has never experienced before.While the situation is unlike any other in recent program history,Canada preached the need to keep moving forward.“Our job is very structured; our schedule is what it is,” Canada said.“You move forward, you come in, you do your job, the players play, thecoaches coach. … Obviously it’s a change, but you just have to adaptto it and move on.”Markuson was only two games into his tenure at Wisconsin and seeminglybecame a scapegoat for the Badgers’ poor play through those two gamesand the embarrassing 10-7 loss to Oregon State.Miller, on the other hand, while praised to be “mature beyond hisyears” by Bielema, has only helped coach the offensive line in alimited sense. The one credential Miller currently holds is the factthat former offensive line coach Bob Bostad coached him at theUniversity of New Mexico for two years. Miller also helped coach theoffensive line last season under Bostad’s supervision.Ultimately Miller serves as a bridge, according to Bielema, toBostad’s infamous style of coaching, with minor changes and details, aquality senior left guard Ricky Wagner parroted.“We have all the confidence in the world; we’re real happy that theypicked Bart,” Wagner said. “He’s kind of a mix of Bo and Markuson, Iguess you could say, and we’re real excited to get working with him.“He’ll get on you; you don’t want to mess up in front of him,” Wagneradded of Miller’s similarities to Bostad.After UW’s coaching staff was shaken up at the end of last season withthe departure of six assistant coaches, dismissing one of those in themidst of a transition causes yet another transition – the players nowhave to get used to a second “new” coach in only a few short weeks.Yet despite another transition, Wagner did indicate the o-line has plenty of confidence in Miller’s capabilities.“He’s been right along side us the last two years; he was just like asecond coach,” Wagner said. “He knows everything. I have a lot ofconfidence in him and love his coaching style.”Through only two games, the normally dominant and crushing o-line –which has churned out All-Americans year in and year out – failed toprovide consistent and solid protection for quarterback Danny O’Brienand running backs Montee Ball and James White.Far too often did O’Brien find his pocket quickly collapsing aroundhim; nor could Ball and White consistently find the necessary gaps togain significant yardage on the ground. While the offensive line isn’ttotally to blame, it’s still at the root of those issues.“The bottom line is it’s not close enough to what we expect from ouroffense and the way we’re going to play,” Canada said.With all the drama surrounding Bielema’s swift decision, especiallyafter such a poor performance last Saturday in Corvallis, Ore., – 207total offensive yards from 35 rushing yards and 172 passing yards –Wisconsin still has to move forward and prepare for its next matchup.As such, Wagner and Canada each noted that Tuesday night they had oneof the best practices they’ve had all season.Now it’s a matter of translating practice to Saturday.“I think it’s just to keep up the way we practice,” Wagner said. “Wehad a couple of not too good preparation weeks and I think [Tuesday]really turned that around.”“You just have to execute and we have to play situations better,”Hammock said. “We’ve got to be better on third down and … in the redzone.”While the results of this unprecedented situation have yet to beconfirmed, one thing is clear: The o-line needs to play better.Miller’s first words to the unit were used simply to remind it thatit’s just as talented as it ever was.“He wanted to get through to us that we’re going to be the old o-lineof the last couple of years here,” Wagner said. “We still have all theskills; we have the same personnel. We’ve just got to show it.”last_img read more

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Face it, Hayes and Koening aren’t coming back — it’s time to move on, and here’s who’s looking hot

first_imgWith the likes of Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, Zak Showalter and Vitto Brown graduating, the 2017-18 basketball season for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program will allow some fresh faces to come to the forefront.For the upcoming season, head coach Greg Gard and the Badgers will welcome seven new players, including two red shirt freshman from last season to the program. Here are the new kids on the block.The FreshmanKobe KingKobe King, Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball for 2017, will look to make an immediate impact on the team. The shooting guard from La Crosse, is rated by 24/7 Sports as a 3-star recruit and averaged 27 points per game in high school last season. King is an explosive guard who will look to spread the floor and create his own shot.After talking with my mom and family I have decided to commit to the University of Wisconsin #BadgerNation #AdidasUprising— Kobe King (@KingKobe27) September 16, 2015Brad DavisonMaple Grove guard and 4-star recruit Brad Davison will also look to fill the gaping guard hole made by departing seniors Bronson Koenig and Zak Showalter. The athletic 6-foot-3 shooting guard also could’ve been found on the football field where he won many accolades, including AP All-State recognition. The Davison and King dynamic will be something that will only get stronger as they progress through the ranks of the program.After lots of Thought & Prayer with my Family, Im very excited to become a Badger Thankful for this Opportunity pic.twitter.com/HrzS0Tk3Jk— Brad Davison (@braddavi34) July 11, 2016Nathan ReuversHere’s where things get interesting. Six-foot-nine Nathan Reuvers seems to be a mold of the classic Wisconsin big man. Reuvers can work the inside game, but his shot from behind-the-arc is just as impressive. Critics question whether or not his thin frame will be able to defend larger men in college, but look for Reuvers’s game to only improve as he gets more game time experience and defends returning redshirt junior and AP All Third Team member, Ethan Happ. Reuvers will gain crucial skills from defending Happ in practice, similar to that of Happ when he had to defend Frank Kaminsky back in 2014-15. It’s clear that paid dividends could yield similar results with Reuvers.Beyond blessed to announce my commitment to further my education and basketball career at Wisconsin!#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/b2IKyj0jEG— Nathan Reuvers (@Reuvers35) May 18, 2016The RedshirtsAleem FordWhen Greg Gard went down to IMG Academy looking to recruit D’mitrik Trice, he came home with not only Trice, but  a quietly recruited and highly athletic, Aleem Ford. Ford redshirted during the 2016-17 season, and will look to compete for a rotational role. If Ford can show early on that he can defend and be trustworthy on the offensive side, Ford may work his way into the starting five. To gain a spot Ford would likely have to outplay Khalil Iverson, who is returning following a sophomore campaign that saw him vastly improve both his regular and three point field goal percentages. It remains to be seen how quickly Ford can fulfill his potential as a highly athletic wing 3 and D wing.Michael BallardWalk-on Michael Ballard will look to compete for minutes for the upcoming season, but it may be difficult for him to crack the rotation. Ballard can hit the three ball, and there’s never been a better time to contribute to a program after losing substantial pieces like Koenig, and Showalter in the back court.The Walk-onWalt McGroryWalt McGrory is the all-time leading scorer at Edina High School, registering 2,126 career points. McGrory averaged 26.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game his senior year. After turning down scholarship offers from Brown, Drake, Furman, Maine and South Dakota State, McGrory will look to play some minutes and make an impact among a guard-heavy recruiting class.New year. New faces.Meet Walt McGrory pic.twitter.com/QdBDGwxk1v— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) June 29, 2017The TransferTrevor AndersonWisconsin is not known for scooping up transfers, but Trevor Anderson may be the perfect addition to the program. Unfortunately, due to NCAA regulations, Anderson must sit out the 2017-18 campaign, but will be eligible to play in the 2018-19 season.Taking A Leap Of Faith!! pic.twitter.com/Qt8e8wcRwV— Trevor Anderson (@TreMamBa15) May 3, 2017last_img read more

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Slayton drafted to Giants, 6 other former SU players heading to NFL teams

first_img Published on April 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: May 13, 2019 at 10:00 p.m.One former Syracuse player was selected in the 2019 NFL Draft  and several others signed as undrafted free agents soon after. Former defensive tackle Chris Slayton was drafted by the New York Giants with the 245th overall pick in the draft on Saturday, a seventh-round pick. Slayton, a three-year starter in the middle of the Orange’s defensive line, commanded double teams, freeing up SU’s defensive end duo of Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson. And despite the extra blocking attention, Slayton is still ninth all-time in Syracuse history in tackles for loss (32.5).He joins a Giants team fresh off a 5-11 season. Interior line is a need for a talent-depleted defense, one that traded away dominant run-stopper Damon Harrison during the 2018 season.Five other former SU football players had signed with teams as undrafted free agents.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAmy Nakamura | Senior Design EditorKoda Martin, a graduate-transfer right tackle and son-in-law to Dino Babers, joined the Los Angeles Chargers. Martin played two years at Texas A&M and started 12 games at left tackle his senior year. Cody Conway, a three-year left tackle who started 33 games at SU, signed with the Tennessee Titans.Former wide receiver Jamal Custis, one of the Orange’s two players invited to the combine (Slayton was the other), signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. In four seasons, Custis caught 64 passes for 1048 yards and eight touchdowns. Four-year running back Dontae Strickland is heading to the southwest after signing a contract with the Arizona Cardinals. He rushed for 1717 yards and 15 touchdowns at Syracuse, starting his junior and senior seasons.Ravian Pierce also was awarded an invite to the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp. In 22 games for the Orange, Pierce caught 45 passes for 368 yards with seven touchdowns. Before coming to Syracuse as a junior, Pierce spent his first two collegiate years playing for Southwest Mississippi Community College.After remaining unsigned for nearly five days following the draft, former Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. The four-year starter threw for 9340 yards and 58 touchdowns with a career completion percentage of 61%. Dungey rushed for 1993 yards and 35 touchdowns, and left SU as the program’s all-time leading passer.Notable former Syracuse players still unsigned include linebackers Ryan Guthrie and Kielan Whitner.This post will be updated with additional reporting. Commentslast_img read more

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Irish action at European Championships

first_imgSycerika McMahon will be in action in the Heats of the 200metre Freestyle.Brendan Hyland will be aiming to reach the semi-finals of the 100metre Butterfly.Danielle Hill competes in the 50metre Backstroke and Alex Murphy and Dan Sweeney will both be in action in the Heats of the 50metre Breaststrokelast_img

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Deadline Day: 10 Ghanaian players expected to move who didn’t

first_imgThe 2015/2016 transfer window has relatively been one of the best Ghanaian players have enjoyed with players sealing deals with top clubs all around the world. The Premier League, La Liga, Seria A, Bundesliga all have their fair share of Ghanaians who will be aiming to make their mark.Unfortunately, there were a few Ghanaian names who were expected to join in on the transfer activities but, various reasons, did not. Joy Sports discusses a few of these.DANIEL AMARTEYThe 21-year old center back broke into the national team set up earlier this year after a string of consistent performances for his Danish side Copenhagen. A former Inter Allies defender, his good form meant the more established John Boye was kept on the bench during the 2015 AFCON till an Amartey injury in the final group game cut short his stay in the team. Despite the injury, Amartey impressed at the heart of defence and won many Ghanaians over with his timely tackles and ability to bring the ball out of the back comfortably. He was widely expected to leave Denmark with a reported deal with French giants Olympique Marseille but the transfer fell through at the last hour. JONATHAN MENSAHArguably one of the most consistent defenders in the national team set up in the past five years, he was expected to leave French side Evian – especially after their relegation from Ligue 1 last season. The 2009 World Youth Championships winner was in hot demand this summer, with Scottish giants Celtic among the interested clubs. Recent media reports have linked him with Turkish side Gaziantepspor. That said, Mensah has renewed his deal with Evian only days ago. We think he really should have moved to a top flight side somewhere in Europe. EMMANUEL AGYEMANG-BADUThe Udinese midfielder was linked to English Premier League side Stoke City after the departure of Steven Nzonzi at an early part of the summer. Badu has made no secret of his desire to play in England in the past and the Stoke deal proved to be the perfect opportunity to achieve his dream. Surprisingly, talks cooled down in the earlier part of the window and the midfielder is now concentrating on his fifth season at the Stadio Fruili.CLIFFORD ABOAGYEGhana’s star of the last two Fifa Under-20 World Cups is still struggling to command a regular place in the B team of Spanish side Granada.  The skilful midfielder showed glimpses of his brilliance at the World Cup in New Zealand this year and many believed that was the statement he needed to force his way up the footballer ladder. Unfortunately, Clifford is still rooted with the B-team as little or no interest was shown from around Europe. After a tournament where the likes of Benjamin Tetteh, Godfred Donsah and Yaw Yeboah all acquired new deals, it comes  as a surprise Clifford was overlooked.ALBERT ADOMAHThe Ghanaian winger is fresh off one of his best career seasons after helping his Middlesbrough side reach the Championship play-off final at Wembley. Despite Boro’s failure to get a Premier League slot, Adomah was expected to be in the ongoing Premiership with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United all linked. He further fueled specualtion by handing in a transfer request, but as things stand, Adomah will still be plying his trade at the Riverside.  KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENGOnce a Ghanaian poster boy, he’s now become a pariah of sorts. KPB was expected to join a club this summer after his contract with German club Schalke 04 was terminated. A combination of contractual differences and poor fitness have cost Kevin a new club as attempts to shunt him to Sporting Lisbon, Al-Ittihad Jeddah and FC Sion have all proven futile. And, to be honest, it’s almost been comical.Sporting said no because they couldn’t agree on image rights. Ittihad said he failed a medical, twice. And Sion say they cannot afford the 28-year old’s financial demands. Boateng is contracted to Schalke 04 until 2016 but has been told he has no future with the side.FRANK ACHEAMPONGThe winger became a more consistent figure of the Black Stars at the turn of the year, gaining a call-up for the AFCON, friendlies in France and the AFCON qualifier against Mauritius. In addition to this, a highly polished performance against Arsenal in the Champions League group stage meant the winger was high on the radar of some top European clubs. But the former King Fasial player is currently not featuring regularly for his Belgian side which could be the reason for his omission from his current club.  He was expected to leave Anderlecht, at least on loan, in a bid to salvage his international career. It has not happened.SAMUEL TETTEHThe youngster, known for his blistering pace, made a name for himself at this year’s World Youth Championships in New Zealand where he tore Argentina to shreds in a group game. The competition attracts a lot of scouts with Tetteh’s performance obviously not going unnoticed. It still comes as a surprise the WAFA star has not joined his compatriots abroad.PATRICK ASMAHThe left back’s scenario is similar to Tetteh’s. Asmah enjoyed a fantastic tournament in New Zealand, where he provided steel and stability on Ghana’s left flank as well as providing an outlet for attack. With his side, BA United, already relegated from Ghana’s top flight, it was just a matter of time before the enterprising defender left the shores of the country. Surprisingly, the only move he has made is to the Black Meteors, and not to a club.And it’s not been  for a lack of interest. Several clubs, notably Antalyaspor in Turkey and Switzerland’s FC Basel, were reported to be on his case.KENNEDY ASHIAThe Liberty Professionals attacker has been one of the brightest spots in this year’s First Capital Plus Premier League. Ashia warmed himself into the hearts of Ghanaians as he played an influential part in the Black Satellites’ team that won bronze at the World Cup in Turkey in 2013. Many of his mates, such as Ebenezer Assifuah, Moses Odjer, Michael Anaba and Sediu Salifu have all made the move away from Ghana and have made terrific strides.Assifuah and Salifu have even gained call-ups to the Black Stars during the year. Ashia, with 11 goals in the league, would be looking for that move outside the country to boost his chances of ever getting a Black Stars callup.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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B&H National Football Team Worth 121 Million Euros

first_imgThe football team of B&H, among the 32 teams in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil is ranked 19th place regarding monetary value.The total worth of football players of B&H team is estimated at 121 million Euros.The most valuable team is the host- Brazil, estimated at 508.7 million euros, followed by Spain, with a value of 504 million Euros. These are the only two teams with a value greater than 500 million Euros. (Source: Fena)last_img

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Wichita Eagle places 3 Wellington girls, 1 boy on all-class list; Sumner County basketball players well represented

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Colorado Connection · 229 weeks ago Congratulations to all of our Crusaders who were honored. We are so proud of all of you ! Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rhonda · 229 weeks ago Congratulations all – FYI AJ is just sophomore so we have a couple of more years to see him in action and watch him grow in his talent. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — As mentioned before, Grace Mitchell, a 6-2, senior was named Wellington High School’s first All State basketball player in its history this week in the Wichita Eagle, the state’s largest newspaper.Grace MitchellThe 6-2 senior, who averaged 21.7 points per game was joined by Kylah Comley, a 5-4, senior from Sterling; Kendrian Elliot, a 6-2, sr. of Wichita South; Ericka Mattingly, a 5-9, sr. of Wichita South, and Benni Rose, a 6-0, sr. from Shawnee Mission Northwest. The feature can be found on the Varsity Kansas site here:Mitchell’s all state honors were not the only recognized by the Wellington girls basketball team which finished with a record-breaking 24-1 season.Mitchell was also named to the first team Class 4A Div. 1.Lauren SnipesLauren Snipes, a 6-1, junior, who averaged 12.1 ppg for the Crusaders, was named to the WHS second team.Avery Rusk, a sophomore, was named to the honorable mention list.On the boys side, A.J. Snipes, a 6-2, senior, was named to the honorable mention Class 4A Div. 1.Caldwell’s Colten Ward, a 5-10, junior, who averaged 18.6 ppg., was listed on the first team for Class 1A Div. II.Other Sumner County school basketball players recognized on the Wichita Eagle list include:Girls •Hailie Jones, freshman, Conway Springs – Class 3A honorable mention;•Chloie Ralls, senior, South Haven – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Shelby Schmidt, senior, Caldwell – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Tylyn Ward, freshman, Caldwell – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Cora Vineyard, freshman, Argonia – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention. Boys•Josh Dugan, junior, Conway Springs – Class 3A honorable mention.•Brandon Happy, senior, Belle Plaine – Class 3A honorable mention.•Jacob Winter, junior, Conway Springs – Class 3A honorable mention.•Lane Browning, junior, South Haven – Class 1A Div. I honorable mention.•Seth Hamburger, junior, Argonia – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Kolten Koerner, senior, Argonia – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Dilyn Volavka, senior, Caldwell – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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