IFA awaits report on stadium damage

first_imgThe Irish Football Association is hoping that structural damage at its Windsor Park home in Belfast will not jeopardise the staging of the team’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania in June. Press Association Cracks in the structure of the West Stand were spotted on Tuesday morning and the area was sealed off as structural engineers carried out an assessment of the damage. “The Irish FA became aware on Tuesday morning of some damage having been caused overnight to the West Stand of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park,” an IFA spokesman told the Belfast Telegraph. center_img “The association is currently awaiting a report from the structural engineers.” Northern Ireland played at Windsor Park on Sunday evening, beating Finland 2-1 in Euro 2016 qualifying to stay second in Group F. The next qualifier for Michael O’Neill’s side is against pool leaders Romania on June 13, although club matches are scheduled to be played at Windsor Park before then. Linfield and Crusaders are due to play there in the Irish Premiership on Saturday and the Irish Cup final between Glentoran and Portadown is planned for May 2. Windsor Park is currently undergoing major redevelopment and only the West and North stands, which hold around 4,000 and 6,000 spectators respectively, currently remain with the East and South stands demolished. The project, due to be completed in October in 2015, will increase the capacity of a ground first opened in 1905 from 14,000 to 18,000. More than 10,000 fans saw the Finland game and the IFA said the stadium was assessed as safe before the match kicked off. last_img read more

Cricket News Ind vs Eng, 3rd Test, Day 3: England 23/0 at stumps in chase of India’s 520

first_img(With inputs from PTI) After Kohli’s fall, Rishab Pant (1) failed to accelerate the innings but Rahane and Pujara put on 47 runs for the sixth wicket. India’s lead crossed 500 with Mohammed Shami (3) being the last man to be dismissed before Kohli declared the innings.Chasing the gigantic 521-run target, England were 23 for no loss in their second innings at stumps. England openers – Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook were batting on 13 and 9, respectively with two full days play remaining. New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 23rd Test century as India on Monday declared their second innings after taking a mammoth 520-run lead against England on 3rd day of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.Besides Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara (72) and Hardik Pandya (52) also made useful contributions for the team. After his maiden five-wicket haul, Pandya smashed run-a-ball fifty with the help of seven boundaries and a hit over the fence.Earlier, starting at the overnight score of 124 for 2, India had perfect conditions for batting on a humid and warm day and Kohli and Pujara looked to grind and play for time with no hurry whatsoever.It could be seen in the manner Pujara took his sweet time to get going, even as Kohli set off quickly for the day. They scored 70 runs during the wicketless session.Also Read | Asian Games 2018, Day 2: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestlingThings were moving along nicely when Pujara edged a Stokes’ delivery to Cook at first slip against the run of play. Kohli and Rahane then batted with purpose as India’s lead continued to swell with time.Coming onto Kohli’s batting after tea, Kohli got a life on 93 when Jennings missed a catch at gully off James Anderson (1/55) in the 91st over. Soon after, the Indian skipper celebrated his hundred off 191 balls.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Trojans grab medals at University Games

first_imgAt the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, which lasted from Aug. 12-23, Nia Ali, a 2011 USC alumna, was just as impressive, running her way to the gold medal, winning all three of her races with times of 13.08 seconds in the preliminary round, 12.79 seconds in the semifinals and 12.85 seconds in the finals.In June, Ali, then a senior, won the NCAA Division I women’s 100-meter hurdles, posting a personal record of 12.63 seconds as a member of the USC women’s track and field team.Along with Ali, former Trojan Eva Orban, placed second in the women’s hammer throw with a personal record of 234-0 (71.33 meters). Orban, a native of Hungary, won the 2008 NCAA hammer title at USC.Junior Aareon Payne, who was regarded as one of the top sprinters on the west coast as a freshman, participated in the women’s 200-meter dash, advancing to the semifinals. She placed seventh with a time of 23.85 seconds but did not advance to the finals.In 2011, Payne earned 2011 All-America honors in both the 200-meter dash and as a member of USC’s 4×100-meter relay team.On the men’s side, senior Joey Hughes placed sixth in the men’s 400-meter race.Last season Hughes was undefeated in the 400-meter until the NCAA championships. He ranks seventh all-time on the USC 400-meter list with a time of 45.15 seconds.Recent graduate Brendan Ames placed 10th in the 110-meter high hurdle semifinals. He did not, however, advance to the finals. As a 2011 All-American, Ames placed third at the NCAA championships with a personal record of 13.34 seconds.last_img read more

Syracuse dominates Virginia Tech in 4-set road win

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2018 at 8:53 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillmancenter_img After a four set win against Boston College on Wednesday, SU head coach Leonid Yelin was unsure of how his team was going to rebound with only two days of rest. Friday’s match in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech was the fourth in a week for the Orange.“The schedule is crazy,” he said. “It’s going to be tough to go through Friday and I don’t know what’s going to happen because we’re extremely tired. Mentally, physically, school all those kind of things, we’re extremely tired.”On Friday night, the Orange barely showed any signs of fatigue. Outside of the second set, Syracuse (15-7, 11-3 Atlantic Coast) dominated Virginia Tech (13-12, 4-9) in a four-set victory, 25-16, 23-25, 25-20, 25-10.In the first set, Virginia Tech could not evade the Orange middle blockers. Even as the Hokies used slide hits to try and target freshman Polina Shemanova on the left side, senior Amber Witherspoon dominated the net. She tallied five blocks in the first set, including a string of three blocks in four points. Syracuse trailed by two points early but took the first set 25-16.Virginia tech senior Jaila Tolbert and the other Hokie outside hitters started to find their mark in the second. Tolbert fired countless spikes at Shemanova, forcing the freshman to move away from her natural position. With the score tied at 23, Tolbert attacked Shemanova once again. Shemanova jumped straight into the air, but her block attempt fell into the net. Virginia tech won the next point and the second set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the third set, Yelin called a timeout. Syracuse had seen its lead drop to 23-19. The Orange responded well. It split the next two points with the Hokies, but sophomore Ella Saada fired a kill down the right side line to win the third set.Syracuse cruised in the clinching fourth set. Ahead by eight points, 17-9, Shemanova fired a kill down the middle. Syracuse won 7 of the next eight points and the clinching fourth set.On Wednesday, Yelin knew a win Friday was important. After the Hokies, Syracuse has 12 days to rest before it is back in action against Georgia Tech on Sunday, Nov. 11.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ F1 title victory hit by tragedy

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Suraj Alva COMMENT “I didn’t realise just how much I loved the guy…” ❤️ #ATeamComeTruepic.twitter.com/EUh1vJG57p— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 4, 2019 We hope we did you proud, Niki ❤️ pic.twitter.com/h23zTCxioD— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 4, 2019 WE RECOMMEND Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Considers Prospect Of Winning 6th F1 Title ‘unreal’! F1: Car accidentAccording to the British media reports, the crash happened on the A422 between Brackley and Farthinghoe. It was less than three miles away from Mercedes’ base. The incident happened shortly after midnight on Tuesday, October 15, 48 hours after Mercedes had lifted Constructors Championship. The report also said that the 29-year-old staffer, who has not been named, was in a white Mercedes 300 AMG. The car which left the carriageway, mounted a grass verge, and ploughed into a tree. The staffer was declared dead at the scene and police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton: A Look At Mercedes Driver’s F1 World C’ship TitlesSpeaking about the tragedy, Mercedes spokesperson said the Mercedes sadly confirm that a team member lost his life in a road traffic accident when returning home on the evening of Monday, October 14. The team is in contact with the family and supporting them at this difficult time.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Vs Michael Schumacher: In A League Of Their OwnLewis Hamilton win his 6th championshipMercedes secured the Constructors Championship after Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix, while teammate Lewis Hamilton finished third in the race. Lewis Hamilton on Sunday won his sixth F1 World Championship. The British driver finished in second place at the US Grand Prix to win the tile. The victory also moves him second on the all-time list, only one behind F1 legend Michael Schumacher.Also Read: Max Verstappen Vs Lewis Hamilton: Latest Feud Could Spark New Rivalry WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US LIVE TV Mercedes’ title celebrations were dampened by the news of one of the employees being killed in car crash on his way home from their Brackley HQ in Northamptonshire which left the team devastated. The team was also left devastated earlier in the season after they lost non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.  10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: F1 champ’s salary revealed by his former teammate First Published: 6th November, 2019 14:55 IST 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: Twitter congratulates racing star for 6th F1 title 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: A look at Mercedes driver’s F1 World C’ship titles Written By Last Updated: 6th November, 2019 14:55 IST Lewis Hamilton And Mercedes’ F1 Title Victory Hit By Tragedy Lewis Hamilton’s Drivers Championship was hampered by tragedy after the death of team employee in a car accident from their Brackley HQ in Northamptonshire. 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton considers prospect of winning 6th F1 title ‘unreal’! 10 months ago F1 news: FIA reveals 2021 car and new regulations for the futurelast_img read more

Ronaldo Aims at World Goal Record

first_imgBernardo Silva’s ball over the top allowed Bruno Fernandes to fire them ahead and Ronaldo scored a late second.Holders Portugal needed to beat Luxembourg to make sure of a place at next summer’s tournament.Fernando Santos’ 2016 winners finished second in Group B, three points clear of Serbia who drew 2-2 against Ukraine.Ronaldo must wait until the next international break in March for the chance to become just the second male player to reach 100 international goals.The Juventus forward struck his ninth international hat-trick – and the seventh since he turned 30 – on Thursday against Lithuania to set up the opportunity to hit a century on Sunday.He says he is not fully fit, having been replaced in Juventus’ last two games before the international break.“I wasn’t 100% and I’m still not,” he said. “In the last three weeks, I have played at a slightly reduced capacity.“But when it comes to sacrificing myself for my club and my national team, I do it with pride.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cristiano Ronaldo vowed to break the world record for men’s international goals after scoring his 99th Portugal goal in a 2-0 win over Luxembourg to clinch their place at Euro 2020.He is 10 behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s tally of 109, after his most prolific year for Portugal with 14 goals.“All records must be broken and I will beat that record,” he said.last_img read more

UK Gambling commission and NHS Wales back improved problem-gambling services

first_img The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has teamed up with a range of organisations across Wales with a view to provide and improve support to those who are susceptible to gambling-related harms. At the meeting in Cardiff,  30 representatives took part in a round table discussion, addressing the provision of treatment and prevention services, public health messaging, gambling venues and extending research.Attendees included those from organisations including local authorities, treatment bodies, sporting bodies as well as NHS Wales, the Welsh Government, and industry charity GambleAware.The roundtable discussion was chaired by Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton and Gambling Commission Chief Executive Neil McArthur.McArthur commented: “Gambling related harm is a complex and wide-ranging problem and consequently requires a joined-up approach from a number of different organisations. “It’s encouraging to see so many different groups coming together today to help coordinate approaches to tackling harm.“In our role as regulator we’ll continue to enforce standards we expect from gambling businesses – which includes stepping in when they spot gambling related harm – and we’ll continue to look for ways to make gambling safer but we can’t do this alone.”Latest Commission figures from 2016 estimate that around 20,000 people in Wales are problem gamblers, with approximately 84,000 at risk of developing a problem. The figures have shown, however, a fall in the numbers of those at low or moderate risk of developing gambling-related problems.The meeting between industry stakeholders aims to reduce these numbers further, and improve the services available. UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

No Ghanaian TV station to broadcast historic Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight

first_imgThe following under listed television stations in the various countries have been accredited to telecast the Mayweather vs Pacquiao on May 2 live.COUNTRIESTV CHANNELSUSAShowtime (PPV) & HBO (PPV)United Kingdom  SkySports (PPV)Australia Main Event TVMexico Televisa and Azteca (PPV) Germany & AustriaSky Select (PPV)SpainTaquilla PPVPhilippines  GMA Network, ABS-CBN, TV5FranceBeinSportHungarySport1 Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden)Viaplay PPVPolandTVP 1 & TVP SportSouth Africa SuperSportRussiaChannel 1SlovakiaSport 1 Czech RepublicSport 1HungarySport 1ArgentinaGOLDENIndonesiatvONEHong KongNow TVNew ZealandSky Arena (PPV)ThailandChannel 7Ukraine2+2SingaporeSuperSport (PPV)South KoreaSBS SportsJapanWOWOW PrimeChinaCCTV-5RomaniaDigiSportMeanwhile,Floyd Mayweather will make his “grand arrival” at 3PM today (Tuesday, April 28) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Leo Santa Cruz and others will also be in attendance.The event will be hosted by entertainment personality Doug E. Fresh with performances by stand-up comedian Ricky Smiley and world famous The Southern University “Human Jukebox” Marching Band.1:00 p.m. PT – MGM Grand Garden Arena Doors Open2:00 p.m. PT – Grand Arrival Show Begins3:00 p.m. PT – Floyd Mayweather Arriveslast_img read more

Jarryd Hayne hints at Fijian return

first_imgHayne has all but committed to suit up for Fiji in the World Cup, having represented the Island nation for four matches before a breakout NRL season with Parramatta in 2009 saw him garner the attention of Australian selectors. The Gold Coast Titans’ fullback has represented both Fiji and Australia at World Cups, in 2008 and 2013 respectively, with 12 tries and a winner’s medal to his name.However, with the depth of young Australian talent coming through, Hayne believes his time in the green and gold might be up.”Australia has got a ton of talent, a lot of guys younger than me,” Hayne told NRL.com. “It’s obviously up to the coach but for me I’m probably looking forward to playing with Fiji at the moment, knowing how much talent and depth Australia’s got.””It’s definitely something that I look forward to. It’s been great for me to play for Australia and Fiji, it’s been awesome.”International rugby league eligibility rules state players who are not selected to play for a tier-one nation (Australia, New Zealand and England) can play for another country if they qualify. Should Hayne don the Fijian jersey this year, it will likely boost the side’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament. Fiji are already favoured to come out on top of Pool D, with USA, Wales and Italy also in the group. Should they win the pool, they’ll set up a quarterfinals match against the second placed team in Pool B – which features New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland and Tonga Photo by: JASON O’BRIEN/GETTY IMAGES (Jarryd Hayne has been in strong form for the Gold Coast Titans).last_img read more

Filipinos break ice with 12-0 thumping of Indonesia in ice hockey

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The Philippines thrashed Indonesia, 12-0, kicking off its gold medal bid in dominating fashion Monday at Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.READ: Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockeyFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ice hockey is being staged in the regional meet for the first time.The Filipinos take on Singapore next before wrapping up their stint against Malaysia and Thailand. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia./ AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEThe Philippine ice hockey team showed why it’s among the favorites to win the gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.READ: Philippine ‘Mighty Ducks’ sets out to shock in SEA GamesADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games: Suarez, two Filipino pugs enter semis; Paalam out View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more