Hall of Fame: Minister vows to recover missing memorabilia

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has vowed to recover all the missing memorabilia that reportedly disappeared from the Hall of Fame that was set up for Nigerian sports icons.Speaking during a visit to the Hall of Fame centre situated inside the main bowl of the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Dare said: “We are determined to set up a proper Hall of Fame for our sports men and women. “I decided to visit the gallery to see things for myself, to ascertain what has happened to those items that were collected to set up the Hall of Fame 17 years ago.“I want to find out the missing link.“I’m working with the staff of the Ministry to establish what happened to those items.“We are going to locate where they were kept, recover them, clean them and position them in the gallery where people can see them.“These items are priceless and we shall do everything to recover them. “We are talking of memorabilia that were put together and kept in a private building 17 years ago whe  there was no Sports Ministry and sports was run by  the National Sports Commission.“We want to do the proper thing now so that the Hall of Fame can warehouse those priceless memorabilia.“There is nothing like Hall of Shame.“If one or two components are missing does not make it a Hall of Shame.“We are trying to correct a lot of things that had gone wrong about 17 years ago. “We are determined to correct the wrongs of the past by setting up a proper Hall of Fame.”Tags: Hall of Fame CentreMKO Abiola StadiumSunday Darelast_img read more

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United States reclaim Ryder Cup, ending losing streak

first_imgBy Larry FineCHASKA, Minnesota,(Reuters)-Ryan Moore ended a long wait for U.S. Ryder Cup redemption when he clinched a rousing win over Europe at Hazeltine yesterday, beating Lee Westwood to allow the Americans to reclaim the golden trophy in golf’s top team competition.With Westwood in for bogey at the 18th, Moore rolled his birdie putt to within one foot and the tap-in was conceded to seal a 1-up win and clinch a 15-10 lead for the United States, with 14 1/2 points required for their victory.Team mates, families and friends poured out onto the green to celebrate what ended as a 17-11 thumping.Emotional U.S. assistant captain Bubba Watson wept on the shoulder of captain Davis Love III as the two hugged on the 18th green.“I’m super proud of them,” Love said. “We all pulled together for this one.“We’ve been kicked around for so long, if you keep on losing you feel you’ve got to do something different,” he said about changes the U.S. team made to increase continuity in the team hierarchy and allow more input from the players.“Our guys handled the pressure. Europe came in and played unbelievable golf. The great thing is we didn’t battle between all of us, we all pulled together.”The Americans had last won the biennial match play event in 2008 as Europe ran off three Cup victories in a row, extending their domination to eight of the last 10 meetings.“At the end of the day, the American guys played better than we did,” said European captain Darren Clarke. “They holed the putts when they had to, and we lipped out. But that’s happened the other way around for quite some time.”Brandt Snedeker, who registered a 3-0 record, set Moore up for the winning point by claiming a 3 and 1 victory over English rookie Andy Sullivan.On a brilliantly sunny day, the U.S. side capitalised on their greater depth to close out victory as they faced four of Europe’s six rookies in the late matches, winning all of them.The U.S. victory charge came after some titanic early matches in which Europe, who front-loaded their best players at the top of the order, closed the gap to one point after entering the deciding 12 singles matches trailing by three.Sensational shot-making and scoring made for great theatre in front of some 50,000 roaring fans.Patrick Reed and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, the hottest players and most demonstrative competitors on their respective teams, staged an outrageous contest of can-you-top-this in their opening nine.Reed’s 1-up win gave him a U.S.-leading 3.5 points from his five matches.Later in the day, Cup veterans Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia waged an epic battle, with 19 birdies between them.After a rousing finish in which the Spaniard closed with four birdies in a row and Mickelson birdied four of the last five holes, they appropriately ended up all square.Henrik Stenson and rookies Thomas Pieters and Rafa Cabrera-Bello closed the gap for Europe, narrowing the U.S. lead to 10 1/2 to 9 1/2, but the Americans held a big edge in the later matches.Sweden’s Stenson beat Jordan Spieth, Pieters of Belgium topped JB Holmes and Spain’s Cabrera-Bello defeated PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker — all by 3 and 2.The 24-year-old Pieters set a European rookie record by registering four points and became the first Ryder debutant since 1999 to play in all five sessions.Reed and McIlroy set the tone for a brilliant day of golf, with the eighth hole producing an outstanding Ryder moment.McIlroy rolled in a long birdie bomb and roared in delight, playing to the suddenly silenced crowd by putting his hand to his ear and shouting, “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you,” in extravagant fashion.Reed then matched McIlroy by pouring in his 20-foot birdie putt to an explosive celebration by the crowd, and wagged his finger at McIlroy and waved his arms to whoop up even louder cheers.As he walked off the green, Reed was met by a smiling McIlroy, who bumped fists with his rival in a classic Ryder Cup tableau.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Pakistan announces World Cup 2019 squad; Sarfaraz to lead, Amir and Akmal misses

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup, becoming the eighth team to do so and they are back with their regular captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who hasn’t worn national colored jersey from quite some time. The announcement was made public on Thursday and the selectors met the skipper to finalise the team. The big names to miss out are the Umar Akmal and Mohammad Amir who were the part of the team frequently.Here’s the Pakistan’s squad for World Cup 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan and Mohammad Hasnain. Here’s the tweet:  highlights Pakistan became the eighth team to announce World Cup squad. Mohammad Amir and Umar Akmal misses out from the squad. Junaid and Shaheen will be the left-arm bowlers. last_img read more

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Cariah eager to make big impact against Sri Lankans

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago left-hander Yannic Cariah says he is anxiously looking forward to next month’s West Indies A series against the touring Sri Lankans, and is intent on making his mark.The 25-year-old was one among a few new faces in the 13-man Windies squad announced on Tuesday for the first two four-day ‘Tests’ of the three-match series starting October 11 in Jamaica.“I am really motivated for this tour and I cannot wait to get into the middle and give it my all,” said the Red Force left-hander.This is another great opportunity for me to show that I can play international cricket so I am looking forward to the challenge Sri Lanka will present.”Cariah forced his way into the selection frame by plundering 691 runs during at an average of 43, to top the scoring charts during the last first class season.He was one of seven players who passed 600 runs, joining fellow Red Force batsman, Kyle Hope (649), Leeward Islands Hurricanes wicketkeeper, Jahmar Hamilton (648), veteran former Windies batting star, Shiv Chanderpaul (622), Montcin Hodge (616), Devon Smith (611) and Sunil Ambris (608).Hope was subsequently elevated to the Test squad while Hamilton, Hodge and Ambris have all been named in the A-squad to face Sri Lanka.The previous season, Cariah managed a mere 374 runs but said he had been focused for a while now on achieving such a breakthrough in his career.“I have been preparing for this opportunity for years now,” he said.“I am seeing the results of my hard work and this is a good opportunity to further distinguish myself against a strong touring team.”He added: “I think it is just for me to keep moving forward and keep doing the right things to get results. My mindset will be a key factor because I think that is the most important part of the game for me.“I am putting in the necessary work in the gym and nets so once I am mentally ready I am confident this will be good series for me.”last_img read more

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‘Super Sunday’ in North Senior Hurling Championship

first_imgIn last night’s local action, Nenagh and Roscrea played in quite a close affair, where Nenagh, under new management ran out 3 point winners on a scoreline of 20 points to 2-11.To today’s action and it’s ‘Super Sunday’ in the North Senior Hurling Championship, with the remaining three quarter finals down for decision.There’s a double header in Nenagh, which sees Burgess face Templederry at 2 o clock, followed by Borrisoleigh and Toomevara at 3.30 Tipp FM’s hurling analyst Ken Hogan previews the early game between Burgess and Templederry…Tipp FM analyst Ken Hogan says he expects Borris to shade the later game against Toomevara.Later this evening Kiladangan take on Kilruane McDonaghs in Dolla at 7.30pm in what’s being dubbed as the tie of the weekend.We’ll have live updates on all those games across the day here on Tipp FM.last_img read more

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Five Players To Historically Play For Bayern Munich And Juventus

first_imgThe re-naming of the Juventus Stadium to the Allianz Stadium in July, has only suggested the close working synergy between both European heavyweights-Bayern Munich and Juventus will stand the test of time. Dami Ugbane profiles five players to historically play for both clubs.Hasan Salihamidzic: The hardworking Bosnian was a delight to watch for Bavarian giants, Bayern Munich in a glittering career which started in 1998 and ended in 2007 with Germany’s most successful club side. Salihamidzic was renowned for his consistent work rate when deployed on the right side of defence and midfield during the tenures of Ottmar Hitzfeld, Felix Magath amongst other coaches he played under at Bayern Munich. After a decade plus in Germany, he completed a switch to Juventus in 2007, making Turin his home for four years, as he made 61 appearances in that time for the Old Lady of Italian football.Mario Mandzukic: Prolific Croatian international forward, Mario Mandzukic was an instant hit when he arrived Bayern Munich from Vfl Wolfsburg. He was an integral member of the team until the summer arrival of Polish international forward, Robert Lewandowski in 2014. He called time on a highly successful career with the Bavarians same summer. Mandzukic towed a similar career line associated with some of Europe’s big name players by switching to Juventus in 2015, where he has won successive Italian Serie A titles. To his credit, he is on record to have scored in different UEFA Champions League finals featuring for Bayern Munich-2013, and Juventus-2017!Arturo Vidal: Chilean powerhouse, Arturo Vidal has spent his entire European career playing in just two countries-Germany and Italy! The exciting central midfielder moved to Juventus in 2011 as part of Antonio Conte’s revival of the fortunes of the Old Lady. He was one of the first names on the team sheet during his time in Italy, where he emerged league champions in all four of his seasons. Vidal completed a £30million transfer to Bayern Munich in 2015, where he remains to date, netting vital goals and churning out several man-of-the match performances as he clearly standouts as one of world footballs finest box-box midfielders.Kingsley Coman: French youngster signed as an 18-year-old for Juventus in 2014 as he looked to start a career away from his home country. Not surprisingly, he struggled for game time in his first and only season in Italy, as he failed to cope with the physicality of the demanding Italian league. He was loaned out for two seasons to Bayern Munich the following season, where he earned valuable game time under his belt and also becoming a French international in that time. He forged a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents under the management of both Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.Mehdi Benatia: Hard tackling defender and captain of the Atlas Lions of Morocco, Mehdi Benatia earns a place on this list of illustrious players to feature for both football heavyweights. He was signed for Bayern Munich by Pep Guardiola in 2014, who had high expectations of his defensive abilities as he looked to form a successful partnership with Jerome Boateng. Unfortunately injuries limited his game time with the German giants and after two seasons he was sold to Juventus, where he has expectedly played back-up to the tried and tested trio of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini.Relatedlast_img read more

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NC Special Week 10: Hearts, Kotoko drop points

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko both dropped vital points at home, with WAFA getting a much needed win after Sunday’s humiliation in Accra. Hearts’ three game winning run was brought to an end after their goalless draw with Liberty.Hearts, who played most of the game with a man advantage after Liberty‘s Michael Enu was sent off late in the first half, were left disappointed as they failed to covert any of their numerous chances, including a missed first half penalty from Joseph Esso and a guilt edged open pole miss from Kofi Kordzi late in the game.In Elmina, Sharks were held to a goalless draw by regional rivals Ebusua Dwarfs. WAFA returned to winning ways against Dreams FC after last Sunday’s 4-0 hammering by Hearts. Haruna Jamal bagged a brace and Augustine Boakye added another, with Ibrahim Issah getting a consolation for Dreams.In Tema, Abdul Nassiru Hamza’s 80th minute goal rescued a point for Inter Allies against Karela United, after Diawisie Taylor’s brace look to be giving Karela the lead after Samuel Armah had scored the opener for Allies.Agyenim Boateng was the hero for Medeama, as his lone goal proved to be the winner in his side’s clash against AshGold.In Kumasi, Adbul Fatawu Safiu’s freekick cancelled out Prince Kwabena Adu opener for Bechem United, as Kotoko were held to a 1-1 draw at the Baba Yara Stadium.Zakaria Fuseini scored a 90th minute equalizer for Berekum Chelsea to deny Eleven Wonders all three points, after  Alex Asamoah had opened the scoring midway through  the second half.See full results and key stats below:last_img read more

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UCL: Tottenham lose 3-1 at Bayern Munich despite Sessegnon goal

first_img Source: BBC Ryan Sessegnon marked his first Tottenham start with a goal but could not prevent Spurs from losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich in their final Champions League group game.Both sides had already qualified for the last 16, with Bayern progressing as Group B winners and Tottenham going through as runners-up, and consequently they made numerous changes for Wednesday’s encounter at the Allianz Arena.Bayern beat Spurs 7-2 in their first meeting in this season’s competition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and took an early lead through Kingsley Coman.Spurs hit back soon after when Sessegnon showed great composure to bring a pass under control inside the area and rifle a powerful finish beyond Manuel Neuer.Thomas Muller, on as a first-half substitute after Coman picked up an injury, then struck just before the break when he tapped in after Alphonso Davies had hit the post.Philippe Coutinho went close to scoring a spectacular third for the hosts but his fierce drive from distance bounced off the underside of the crossbar before being cleared.The former Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in the second half when he curled into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.Spurs will face one of Barcelona, Juventus, Paris St-Germain, Valencia or RB Leipzig in the last 16, with the draw on Monday.After the game, Bayern said France forward Coman would be out for “some time” with a capsule tear in the left knee”.‘I learned important information’ – what they saidTottenham boss Jose Mourinho said: “It would be unfair to speak about conclusions. No conclusions, just information and that is very important for me.“Some of the players played their first minutes with me. Some of the players like Foyth was the first time he played.“It was important to collect some information, information you normally collect in the season or in pre-season. I just arrived and I need information.“I am happy with the decisions I made, I hope our supporters understand what I did. Internally we made this decision and we think it was the best decision for the team.”What’s next?Tottenham return to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to Wolves on Sunday (14:00 GMT). Meanwhile, the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is on Monday (11:00 GMT).last_img read more

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Great-great granddaughter said family once owned Mich-E-Ke-Wis park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe photo on the left is a copy of the Water Works Park Plat specifying that Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park would be “hereby dedicated to the use of the public.”A number of people from Alpena County said they felt the Mich-E-Ke-Wis RV Park development plan would not be a  fiscally or viably responsible move for the city to make.This came after an overwhelming number of community members expressed disapproval at Thursday’s municipal council meeting.That meeting prompted Beckie Durfee–the great-great granddaughter of Michael and Anna Paad–to come forward with this deed.The Paad family were one of the original owners of Mich-E-Ke-Wis park as it is recognized today.Durfee said city council is going against what the community wants, and ultimately the dedication deed that was signed back in 1924 by Alpena Township and Alpena County commissioners.It was also notarized, with a surveyor’s certificate (not included in the photo.)“[Michael Paad] had this vision to create something beautiful for Alpena, which included a subdivision right on the water along with public land to be used for everybody.”Here’s what the dedication says word-for-word.Know all men by these presents that we Michael Paad and Anna Paad, his wife as proprietors have caused the land embraced in the annexed plat to be surveyed, laid out and platted to be known as “Water Works Park Plat” Alpena Township, Alpena County, Michigan, and that the Streets Avenues and Alley are hereby dedicated to the use of the public. The beach is dedicated to the lot owners only.CORRECTION: The original version of this article stated the Water Works Park Plat was signed in 1942. It was actually signed in 1924. The video also shows the wrong date. That date should also be 1924 to reflect the actual year the deed was signed.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Total Lunar Eclipse to Take Place WednesdayNext Doctors Warn Seniors About the Potential Dangers of the Winter Seasonlast_img read more

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Referees named for penultimate matches

first_imgThe Referees Committee of the Ghana Football Association releases list of officials for the weekend’s penultimate round of matches in the Glo Premier League.Below is the list of referees and assistants for match-day-29 on Sunday.Sunday, June 9Match: Tema Youth v King FaisalVenue: Tema StadiumReferee: Cecil Fleisher Assistant 1: Isaac EghanAssistant 2: Abu Williams4th Official: Emmanuel Dally-GagbaMatch: Dwarfs v MedeamaVenue: Robert Mensah Stadium Referee: John AtikeseAssistant 1: Alex AnningAssistant 2: R.M. Dodoo4th Official: Franklin CobbinahMatch: Wa All Stars v Arsenal Venue: Wa ParkReferee: Sylvester AdzokuAssistant 1: Sam BoarquayeAssistant 2: John Samari4th Official: Alex Akugre Match: Chelsea v AduanaVenue: Golden City ParkReferee: O.B. AmankwahAssistant 1: Richard AppiahAssistant 2: Osei Agyemang 4th Official: Amofah SarkodieMatch: RTU v Heart of LionsVenue: Tamale StadiumReferee: Nuhu LimannAssistant 1: James Mornah Assistant 2: Eric Nantiere4th Official: Kyeremeh YeboahMatch: Kotoko v AshantiGoldVenue: Sekondi StadiumReferee: Samuel GyasiAssistant 1: Lawrence AntwiAssistant 2: Sylvester Bonuedi4th Official: S.B. BorteyMatch: Liberty v AmidausVenue: Carl Reindorf ParkReferee: Reginald LathbridgeAssistant 1: Kennedy BentilAssistant 2: Frank Bossman4th Official: Samuel SukahMatch: New Edubiase v Hearts of OakVenue: Gyamfi ParkReferee: Yaw AmetepeAssistant 1: Isaac BoadiAssistant 2: B.A. Crentsil4th Official: Desmond Abbeylast_img read more

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