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We’ll Give Federation Cup a Shot – Atete

first_imgMonday Osayande in WarriJulius Atete Football Club of Warri, this year’s winners of the Delta State FA Cup, has vowed to win the Federation Cup in order to bring glory to the state when the national competition begins.Chairman of the club, Julius Atete, said after his team drubbed Warri Wolves in the finals of the state F.A. Cup match recently, via penalties, that nothing will stop them from outshining others, having prepared seriously for the games ahead. He noted that the journey of the club in the league and F.A cup has not been an easy one both physically and financially, but added that his vision for the club is to see the players move abroad to ply their trade.“I am overwhelmed and I give glory to God for winning the state F.A Cup. It is not easy beating the number one club in the state. We played 90 minutes without goals and I thank the players for making the penalties.”FURTHER DETAILS LATERShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Men’s rowing: Badgers competing with nation’s best as they continue successful season

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s rowing team is ranked No. 11 in the country after their home race at Devil’s Lake in Baraboo this weekend. With Eastern Sprints coming up next weekend the excitement surrounding the team is as high as it has been in years.Though what is perhaps more interesting is how as a program Wisconsin is able to compete with some of the best rowing schools in the nation despite a lower number of recruits in the Midwest than the East and West coasts.Wisconsin Rowing is built primarily on the strength of walk-on talent with about 70 percent of the team going unrecruited. But ead Coach Chris Clark sees this as an asset rather than a hindrance.Men’s tennis: Wisconsin takes first round of Big Tens versus Nebraska, Michigan nextThe No. 6 University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team finished off No. 11 Nebraska in dominating fashion with a 4–1 Read…“The fewer the kids that rode in high school we find the better we are as a rule,” Clark said. “If you’ve got length and the right kind of body and the right attitude that can take you a long way.”Clark said that since rowing skills overlap with football many of the team’s best rowers are ex-football players with a little less bulk. Coxswains or steerers at the boat’s bow are also in high demand on the team but have a smaller build of around 130 pounds.Since most high schoolers in Wisconsin have never even tried out rowing, often time this talent can go under the radar. Coach Clark believes that untapped rowing talent exists much more frequently on campus than we may think.“Out of every ten kids that [go] here usually two to three have the chance to be top-level college rowers,” Clark said.Women’s Tennis: Badgers halt seven-game skid in time for end of seasonThis weekend the Wisconsin Women’s Tennis Team was matched up with the University of Iowa and finally stole a “w.” Read…Many of the team’s races though have been against rowers that have been involved in the sport much longer than those on Wisconsin.Just a few weeks ago, the Badgers traveled to California to take on some elite rowing competition in then No. 12 Stanford and No. 1 Cal.“These are international rowers. Most of them are older. Almost all of them have been on national teams,” Clark said.Despite many of the Badgers being newer to the sport they were still able to keep pace with these elite teams.Softball: Badgers finish off Boilermakers at home Sunday to win seriesThe University of Wisconsin Softball Team (22–17, 6–6 Big Ten) played host to Purdue (13–34, 4–10 Big Ten) in a Read…Against Stanford, Wisconsin won the latter two Varsity Eight races but lost the first by 4.1 seconds at 5:47.5. While the Badgers lost all three races to Cal they still put up some decent times, staying within 10 seconds of the No. 1 team in the country for the first Varsity Eight at 5:46.4.“The only disappointment was it should have been closer in the first eight. I would say Stanford and us we’re really closely matched,” Clark said.The Badgers then played Oregon State the next day, who they swept in all three races.While the Badgers have had this type of success before under Clark, even winning the national championship in 2008, there was a lull in the program a few years ago where Clark saw a lack of drive in some of his athletes. Though he doesn’t want to speak for the seniors on the team now, he’s seen a definite shift in culture with the current group.Wisconsin introduces new swimming, diving coach Yuri SuguiyamaThe University of Wisconsin swimming and diving program will have new leadership standing poolside for their 2018-19 campaign and beyond Read…“The [current] seniors there’s no question they didn’t like the culture when they got here at all,” Clark said. “I’ve heard them say it of the guys that were here before them and they wanted to change it and that’s not easy.”In their most recent races at Devil’s Lake, the Badgers laid out a lineup in the first varsity eight with seniors in seven of the nine rowing positions (including coxswain). At coxswain was Theodore Van Beek, followed by Tristan Amberger, Nickolas Montalvo, Andrew Griffin, Thomas Walker, Kyle McCarthy, James Bernard, Jacob Wenner and Jonah Van der Weide.In their first races Saturday against MIT and Boston University, the Badgers followed the same order in all three varsity eight matches, with No. 10 BU placing first, Wisconsin second and MIT third. This gave the Badgers bragging rights for their 14th straight Cochrane Cup against MIT, but fell less than half a second short of gaining the Jablonic Cup with a time of 5:45.95 to BU’s 5:45.49.Men’s tennis: Badgers kick off Big Ten Tournament versus CornhuskersThe University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (13–11, 5–6 Big Ten) will kick off the Big Ten Tournament versus Nebraska Read…In their next match against No. 6 Northeastern, the Badger’s lost all three varsity eight races. But the second varsity eight actually outperformed the first by seven seconds timewise, though they still fell to Northeastern in a tight contest 6:13.92 to 6:12.55.Wisconsin’s next race will come in the Eastern Sprints from Worcester, MA on May 13 with the IRA National Championships also just a month away, starting June 1 in Princeton, NJ.last_img read more

Beat writer Q&A: The Daily Northwestern’s Ella Brockway discusses NU women’s lacrosse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 17, 2019 at 4:46 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman No. 5-seed Syracuse (16-4, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) will travel to Evanston, Illinois to take on No. 4-seed Northwestern (15-4, 5-1 Big Ten) for a spot in the national semifinals. In their matchup on Feb. 24, SU scored two goals in the final five minutes and defeated Northwestern with an Emily Hawryschuk game-winner. The Orange last defeated Georgetown by six goals and the Wildcats defeated Notre Dame, 13-10. Before the opening draw at 2 p.m. on Saturday, The Daily Northwestern’s Ella Brockway answered some questions about the Orange’s opponent.Courtesy of Ella BrockwayThe Daily Orange: Northwestern lost to Syracuse earlier this season but since it defeated No. 1 Maryland. How has Northwestern evolved throughout the season?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textElla Brockway: I talked to Northwestern head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller yesterday and that was the message she was pushing. Speaking on behalf of Northwestern and Syracuse, these two teams have improved since they played in February.From a Northwestern-specific angle, offensively, they’ve gotten a lot sharper. Brennan Dwyer, their draw control specialist, has developed into one of the top draw control girls in the country in the last few months. A big change you can look specifically at is when then these two teams played in February, freshman Izzy Scane was playing defense then. After some time after the Syracuse game, she’s averaging the second-most goals on the team after Selena Lasota, so I think that’s a tangible shift to look at and be like this team has gotten exponentially better from that.They’re clicking really well offensively. Defensively, they look a lot stronger. They’re still allowing around 13 goals a game which isn’t great, but since the Syracuse game they’ve shifted goalkeepers from redshirt sophomore Julie Krupnick to senior Mallory Weisse and that’s been a strong shift in the cage. (Weisse) had a really strong end to the regular season and has had an incredible postseason run so far.D.O.: What are some of the Northwestern players and coaches strategizing or saying about playing SU again?E.B.: I think they emphasized the message that Northwestern is very much improved team and Syracuse is too. When I talked to Lasota yesterday, she emphasized that Syracuse plays the zone and that’s not something that Northwestern has faced all too often this regular season. But that’s going to be one challenge that they’re aware of.Also, that Syracuse has a ton of offense. They know that Hawryschuk has the majority of their goals but they share the ball well. They have a lot of players with 20 or so assists on the season.D.O.: How big has face-guarding played into NU’s defensive strategy? Nell Copeland face-guarded Emily Hawryschuk for most of the game three months ago.E.B.: Definitely when they play a team that has that one kind of big scorer. That’s a perfect example of how that face-guarding strategy worked. When Northwestern played Notre Dame, Nell Copeland face-guarded Maddie Howe, their leading scorer. They really shut Howe down that game, she only had one or two goals. Then, they did that same strategy most of the game against Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.When they face a team that has that one prolific scorer, someone like Nell Copeland has made it work in the last five or so games that they’ve played. I think Maryland didn’t have one big scorer, so I don’t think face-guarded that much. But looking back, I definitely know they did it against Notre Dame twice. They’re well accustomed to this strategy and I wouldn’t be surprised if they employ it against Syracuse.D.O.: Lasota and Hawryschuk both play similar roles, 70 goals each and star attacks on their teams. Do you think down the stretch, assuming this is a close game, one of them will have to take over and which will it be?E.B.: That’s a good question. Had you asked me this a year ago I would’ve said to win a game like this, Northwestern would need a five or six goal game from Lasota. Against Syracuse last time, she was held to only two goals. The main difference about this team and the reason why there’s potential to make it back to the final four, it’s the depth under Lasota.Coming into this season, everyone was under the impression that Lasota was going to be this entire offense and it would run through her — needing to score six to eight goals a game to win. But she’s still doing that, dropping five, six goals a game, but there’s so much depth underneath her like Scane with 56 goals on the season or Lindsey McKone and Lauren Gilbert in the 40, 50 goal range. This Northwestern program hasn’t had that kind of depth in scoring in at least four seasons.I think that’s an advantage has, especially now developed since they last played Syracuse. Yes, Lasota needs to have a big game because she’s a focal point of this offense, but at the time Northwestern has a lot more offensive weapons that they didn’t have in February or haven’t had in past seasons.D.O.: What’s the biggest X-factor for Saturday’s game?E.B.: I would say from a Northwestern angle is going to be its defense. It definitely hasn’t been its strongest point this season. One of things that stood out in the Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA tournament that Northwestern went up 8-0 in the first half, but let Notre Dame come back. Notre Dame scored (four) straight goals, and there’s a lot of defensive holes.Some younger defensive girls are hurt, so it’s looked a little shaky at times. A message they have is really reiterated over these past few weeks is they have to play a full 60 minutes and that’s something they haven’t done much this season. So if Northwestern can be solid defensively, it’d be their biggest X-factor. At the same time, if Syracuse is able to capitalize on those holes and go on those long extended runs, that could be a change in the game.D.O.: Who do you predict to advance to the final four?E.B.: It’s a tough question. I think it’s going to a very different game since they played in February — they’re a lot more mature since then and really developed as a whole. With the home-field advantage, which is the first time since 2013 Northwestern has played a quarterfinal at home, and with the amount of scorers they can rely about, I would give Northwestern the slight edge. But it’s going to be a really close one. I would go probably go 15-13, that’s my official prediction. Commentslast_img read more

A recap of Boeheim’s Army’s quest for $2 million in TBT

first_imgHakim Warrick finished shaking hands with Team Brotherly Love first and circled back toward midcourt. As he closed in on the black TBT logo, the Boeheim’s Army forward slowly raised his right hand. Syracuse fans rose from their seats at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena and cheered. Warrick turned until he had faced every direction. By then, his teammates joined him. From July 26-28, BA nearly accomplished its goal to win The Basketball Tournament’s Syracuse region. While the Syracuse alumni team found ways to grind out wins on Friday and Saturday, Boeheim’s Army dropped its third game — one away from a ticket to the eight-team national — on Sunday to Brotherly Love, 84-72. That halted BA’s quest for $2 million, as an inability to put together a complete game on both offense and defense eliminated it from TBT.“Whenever you’re in the zone and they’re getting those second chance points, it’s tough on the zone,” Eric Devendorf said on July 28. “Because we played so hard for that one possession, for them to get those second-chance points is hard.”After TBT announced in January that a regional would be held at OCC, an unclear roster started to take form. Devendorf, Warrick and John Gillon announced their returns and Jordan Crawford became only the third non-SU alum to play for Boeheim’s Army. BA had already advanced to three Super 16 and two semifinal appearances in its five TBT appearances, and was given the chance to do so again — this time with home-court advantage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s going to be tough to defend us,” BA general manager Kevin Belbey said two weeks before the tournament.In the first-round, BA fended off a potential first-round upset against We Are D3, winning 68-65. Crawford and Warrick’s 17 and 13 points, respectively, were enough to overcome an 11-point first-quarter deficit. In the opening nine minutes, BA shot 4-for-12, while D3 went 11-for-17. Devendorf talked with Arinze Onuaku about his backside defense as D3 sunk three-after-three. While BA struggled from the field, D3 thrived.“I don’t think any of us felt we played good all game,” Crawford said. “It’s just about grinding it out.”Amy Nakamura | Co-Digital EditorIn BA’s second-round matchup against Gael Nation on July 27, BA again found itself facing an early deficit, but Devendorf carried BA back into the game. A floater in the middle. A foul-line jump shot. A jump-ball tie up on defense. Every time Gael Nation tried to build on its lead, Devendorf — the only player on the roster not currently playing professionally — converted.Late in the third quarter, Devendorf lunged toward Gael Nation guard Steven Burtt and extended his arm. Positioned in front of the Gael Nation bench, Devendorf’s fingertips deflected Burtt’s release and sent the ball in the air. The BA guard dropped to his knees and rolled over. Devendorf slowly dragged his legs toward his chest and laid motionless.Burtt’s finger had poked Devendorf’s eye, causing it to bleed. By the end of the third, Devendorf had jumped in front of head coach Ryan Blackwell on the sidelines and helped coach, motioning the defense closer together. In the fourth, he tacked on four more points, including the game-winner in the Elam Ending. “(Devendorf’s) the lifeline of our team,” Andrew White said. “He gets older each year, but that energy never goes away.”BA’s run came to an end the next day against Brotherly Love. Missed open shots combined with Brotherly Love’s second-chance points generated scoring runs that were never matched. While BA’s interior and outside offense meshed for the first time all weekend, its defense faltered. Brotherly Love outrebounded BA, 9-1, in the first half. The SU alumni team abandoned its zone defense in favor of man-to-man before the first quarter ended.For yet another game, it wasn’t a “Syracuse zone,” as Warrick called it. It wasn’t active, and it wasn’t forcing contested 3-pointers. Against We Are D3, a switch to man sparked a BA turnaround. But against Brotherly Love, it only worsened. A tie at halftime turned into a 13-point deficit by the start of Elam Ending, a hole too big for BA to climb out of. “Let’s go Orange” chants ended, and hours later, all TBT apparel and signage were taken down. BA’s quest for another nationals run had become a thought of the past. Comments Published on August 21, 2019 at 1:05 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Upperchurch lose out in Munster decider

first_imgThe Mid Tipp club went down 0-17 to 1-11 against Whitechurch of Cork in the provincial decider yesterday.However, they’re still involved in the All-Ireland series.last_img

FC Bulmaro Lagos, Tops Group A1 Nationwide League One

first_imgThe young FC Bulmaro team that returned from abroad recently after a rigorous training tour, and an inspiring representation of Nigeria in the 2019 Mediterranean International Cup Competition, a two-week long, age group tournament, held in San Sebastián, Spain. Where the team recorded an outstanding performance. It was the first time a Nigerian clubside took part in the world event acclaimed to be the best and biggest, aside FIFA organised age group football fiestas.The young club made up of 17 vibrant and robustly skillful and talented players, not above the age of 19 years is fully sponsored by Blaugrana Group International, the promoters of the elite Barca Academy Group, Lagos, Nigeria, in fulfillment of her corporate ideals and vision, fostering her culture of corporate social responsibility, to promote the Nigeria essence and resilient spirit, giving the participants the enablement to live their dream and opportunity to exhibit their skills and talents in a global stage, competing with scores of first level clubs from other countries including the giant football nations. She believes that the team participation in the Nationwide League One is a good step put forward to begin the climb.During a chat with the media, shortly after their match against Gbagada FC, Gonzalo Rubio, expressed confidence and optimism that the team was holistically honed and prepared not only to win which is the primary objective of every coach and team in any outing but to also learn to become excellent professionals, who know that good leadership is farther than on the spot victory. He has no doubt the experience that would never leave the players the same, which he believes will give all the stakeholders something to be happy with.“For all the boys it is a first and lifetime experience to be exposed to an array of things they are not familiar with in a very different and sophisticated clime. We strongly believe it would be impossible for the legend or giant in them not to wake up. The ready for the second phase of the League. Our fans will not be disappointed. We pray..,” Gonzalo Rubio stated. Speaking on behalf of Blaugrana Group International, the chairman, Leslie Oghomienor, said he finds it very exciting and fulfilling to be a part of other people’s dream and success story, especially the young. Calling on them to be good ambassadors and act in manners that will make us and their sponsors very proud and motivate and spur other good spirited individuals and companies who have the capacity to help in changing the lives of our teeming youthful talents for the better to come on board.“Our guiding philosophy is that we strongly believe in the little we are striving to do in helping others succeed in living their dreams. And I must tell you on behalf of our group that there is nothing this exciting, fulfilling and joyful to see an entire family coming out basking in the sweet mist of frills and thrills. I can tell you emphatically that there is no amount of pleasure or wealth that can be exchanged for this moment. It is like more years of life is been added to one’ s days on earth. That is how it feels,” he stressed, wearing a rueful smile. In his reaction, on behalf of the team, the captain, Sebastian Godwin, expressing the team’s appreciation and overwhelming delight, said this jolt experience is an unbelievable turning point in the lives of the team members. Therefore, anyone whose attitude is inimical to the intents of our sponsors should not be among us. “We are overwhelmed and cannot express or explain the joy in us. As long as we live, we will be forever grateful to Blaugrana Group International, Barca Academy Group Nigeria, the energetic Coach Gonzalo Rubio and our loving Spainish Physical Trainer Alberto Lafuente. We are in fact divinely chosen and blessed to have this kind of very rare opportunity. We will put up our very best, for we are well equipped to perform excellently in the next round,” Godwin revealed. Furthermore, the captain revealed that Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, is currently, the home ground for FC Bulmaro, Lagos. And called on the fans not to withdraw their support for the team.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The FC Bulmaro, Lagos, led by Argentine Coach Gonzalo Rubio, on Tuesday, at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Lagos, shared the spoils with Gbagada FC, Lagos, in the ongoing Nigerian Nationwide League One, 2018/2019, season, topping Group A1, with 13 points, after four very impressive straight wins. Other teams in the Group include: First Bank FC, Collins Edwards FC, B – Angels FC and Iganmu FC all Lagos-based clubs. For Football fans and enthusiasts who watched the teams play and had been following the tournament closely, claimed that the FC Bulmaro, the youngest team in the country, now, have come to change the game of the business of the football in the country. Specifically, to offer the abundant wealth of talents, a veritable platform to discover themselves, and maximise the huge opportunities available globally. On investigation, it was discovered that the new team is a product of the Elite 96 Scholarship Project, of the Lagos-based Barca Academy, number one, in sub-Saharan Africa, solely sponsored by Blaugrana Group International.last_img read more

ICC boss gives Ghana thumbs up

first_imgFollowing the successful hosting of the ICC Africa Zone Three tournament, Africa Cricket Association boss, Cassim Suliman says Ghana will host more international tournaments.Ghana did not play in the tournament but earned the hosting rights because of relatively high standards in the development of the sport.Rwanda won the tournament after four days of stiff competition and has advanced to ICC Africa Division Two to join teams like Ghana and Nigeria.The Africa Cricket boss is satisfied with the level of progression of Ghana in terms of organisation.He said the Sports Ministry, the Ghana Cricket Association, the Local Organising Committee and the Sports Council deserved commendation for doing a great job.Some Senior High School students who watched the matches over the four-day period now have more motivation to play cricket. They said they were impressed by the way the games were organized and the fighting spirit of the participating teams.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Why is Jackie Robinson selling beer? Why not?

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Sharon’s answer, while rehearsed, was revealing.“The Anheuser-Busch campaign has done a number of things for Jackie Robinson and for the Jackie Robinson Foundation,” Robinson said. “Because of that campaign we got increased visibility but more importantly we’re going to be able to open the Jackie Robinson Museum this year.”The advertisement was directed by Spike Lee. Better known for his films (“Malcolm X”, “Do The Right Thing”, “BlacKkKlansman”), Lee’s ad agency Spike DDB has produced spots for AARP, JBL, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Bernie Sanders. According to Ricardo Marques, the Group VP of Marketing, Core & Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch, the full production was a multi-month process culminating with three days of filming in Brooklyn.The ad covers a lot of ground in three minutes. It begins with a group of African-American men and women gathered around a radio, listening to Robinson’s first game with the Dodgers in 1947 (and drinking beer, of course). Black-and-white footage of Robinson – playing baseball, kissing Rachel, signing autographs – is interspersed throughout.The commercial ends with a montage of some very random people – an LGBT activist, a fencer, a firefighter, a women’s rights advocate – united with Robinson under the thematic umbrella of diversity. Tying it all together is a script read by Sharon Robinson.“When we first met with Spike’s team, they had a PowerPoint,” she said. “Somebody from the group read that script. We were like, ‘wow.’ This idea of impact: we were always talking about impact and how do you have impact? I thought it was a tremendous way to celebrate the centennial.”After that initial meeting at the Jackie Robinson Foundation headquarters in New York, Robinson took her notes back to her mom, “and relayed what the campaign is.”“We thought about it as a family,” Sharon Robinson said, “and decided to move forward with it because it would have impact on our museum.”Budweiser’s partnership with Jackie Robinson only begins with the ad.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Ian Fraser Kilmister, the heavy metal icon better known as Lemmy, was recently the star of a milk commercial in Finland. Fred Astaire once pitched for Dirt Devil by dancing with a vacuum. Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Louis Armstrong teamed up to sell Diet Coke. For each of them, death was no obstacle to starring in a commercial.So, what’s the problem with Jackie Robinson scoring a run in a Budweiser ad?That’s been a burning question for a couple weeks since a Spike Lee-directed commercial, starring Robinson, landed on the internet.The answer is, well, nothing, if you ask his family. Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings A billboard featuring Jackie Robinson now sits in Manhattan. Specially marked bottles featuring Robinson’s signature alongside the Budweiser logo are available at major league stadiums and bars until the end of the MLB season. Anheuser-Busch will donate 42 cents from the sale of each bottle to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. To bridge the museum’s funding gap of $14 million, Budweiser will need to sell 33,333,334 of these bottles.There’s a meme for everything, and “there is no such thing as ethical consumption under capitalism” comes to mind. But then, we’ve been here before. The Robinson spot is far more tasteful than the sight of Ginger Rogers being replaced with a vacuum. If John Lennon can sell Nikes – “Join the human race,” get it? – then surely the family of Jackie Robinson can let their patriarch sell a couple of beers.According to the Society for American Baseball Research, advertisements for Bond bread featuring Robinson ran in the black press during his lifetime. Robinson also endorsed Old Gold cigarettes in mainstream print media, and he didn’t even smoke. “It might be said that Robinson’s national product endorsements, whose number grew throughout his career, may have led to changes in the way in which African-Americans were perceived by the majority of American consumers,” wrote Roberta J. Newman, a liberal studies professor at New York University.Robinson’s latest endorsement deal has an opportunity to extend his legacy in more ways than one. I had the chance to catch up with Sharon Robinson, Jackie’s daughter, on Monday at Dodger Stadium, Major League Baseball’s annual “Jackie Robinson Day.” Her perspective is important. Rachel Robinson created the Jackie Robinson Foundation in 1973, the year her after her husband’s death. Sharon is now the vice-chair of the foundation, which is benefiting directly from the Budweiser campaign.The foundation aims to open a physical Jackie Robinson Museum in lower Manhattan later this year. It’s a massive undertaking. Among the “Founding Donors” listed on the museum’s official website: the Dodgers’ owners, the Mets, the Yankees and Major League Baseball itself. According to the site, the Foundation has already raised $28 million toward a goal of $42 million, which includes the museum’s operating endowment.This year marks the 100th anniversary of Robinson’s birth. That helps answer the “when” of Jackie Robinson selling beer.But why beer?Hey, why not?last_img read more

No regrets over Trump ‘bum’ jibe – LeBron

first_imgLos Angeles, United States | AFP |  LeBron James said Monday he did not regret branding President Donald Trump a “bum”, accusing the US leader of dividing the nation in his feud with the sports world.NBA star James had taken aim at Trump on Twitter on Saturday after the president withdrew a White House invitation to the champion Golden State Warriors and star player Stephen Curry.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” James wrote.Asked if he regretted his choice of words on Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers star gave a blunt response: “No.”In a press conference at the Cavaliers’ pre-season media day, James repeatedly referred to Trump as “that guy”, saying he had failed to bring the country together.“We know this is the greatest country in the world, this is the land of the free,” James said. “But we still have problems just like everybody else. And when we have those problems, we have to figure out a way to come together and be as great as we can be as a people.“Because the people run this country. Not one individual — and damn sure not him,” James added, referring to Trump. James, the highest profile star in the NBA, said Trump’s reaction to NFL players who protest during the national anthem showed he did not know how to lead the nation.“He doesn’t understand the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country,” James said.“He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the President of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement.“He doesn’t understand that. That’s what makes me more sick than anything,” added James, insisting that Trump had misunderstood the nature of the NFL protests, which were launched by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to draw attention to racial injustice.“It’s not about disrespect for the flag and military and people who served,” he said.“It’s about equality and having the option and freedom to speak about things they feel are unjust.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bergwijn so desperate to join Spurs he turned down massive £6m PSV bonus

first_imgSTEVEN BERGWIJN was so dedicated to joining Tottenham that he turned down a whopping £6million from PSV Eindhoven.The winger moved from the Dutch outfit on Wednesday, completing a £27m deal with Spurs.1 Steven Bergiwjn gave up a £6m PSV bonus to join TottenhamCredit: ReutersThe Dutch 22-year-old ended his nine year stay with the club that he came through the ranks with.According to The Mirror, the money would have been given to him if he had stayed in Holland until the summer.But his dream of playing in the Premier League outweighed any option for him to stay on.Nothing was going to get in the youngster’s way of joining Jose Mourinho’s squad.PSV’s sporting director, John de Jong, spoke on the matter, saying: ”Steven has given up a percentage of the fee in order to let the transfer take place.”Bergwijn made 149 appearances fort he PSV senior team during his time at the club and scored 31 goals.This season alone he made 29 appearances in all competitions from PSV, netting six times.He also helped the PSV to three Eredivisie titles.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe way that the move has gone about has not gone down well with fans, though.The young star was verbally abused by supporters after he asked to be left out of the PSV squad for their game against FC Twente last Sunday, in order to fly to London to meet with Spurs officials.Fans also angrily targeted De Jong for allowing the deal to go through and as a result de Jong is considering his own future at the club.The sporting director said any claims that Bergwijn went on strike were not true.But he did confirm that he had not been given official permission to negotiate with Tottenham.De Jong said: ”I have to state that Steven did not refuse to play.”He rang the manager on the morning of the game and asked if he could be left out of the squad as he was talking to Tottenham.Most popular in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids ”The manager said ‘okay’, but we did not give him permission to travel to England- for the simple reason that we had no deal with Tottenham.”Spurs beat Manchester United to signing the PSV attacker.Mourinho has been desperate to sign a frontman this month, following Harry Kane’s hamstring injury.Tottenham vs Man City – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashlast_img read more