By Joe ChapmanUPPER Demerara recorded a sensational come-from-behind 3-1 win, while West Demerara blanked Essequibo/Pomeroon 4-0 to set the tone for a grand final tomorrow, when the inaugural Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) Inter- Association Super Sunday Night Cup championship concludes, with a $1M for the champions, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.Playing in the night cap, the home team looked like going down after Georgetown took the initiative through a strike off the boot of Benjamin Opara in the 32nd of play as they went into the lemon-time break ahead 1-0. This was against a few opportunities which went their way but never troubled the scores as the City side seemed like coasting for a close win.However, fifteen minutes after the second segment began, coach Anthony ‘Toto’ Stephens, riding a wave of criticisms for sticking to a new crop of players at this level, made a bold change. He took out the hard-trying forward Marmalaque Davidson and brought in Shane Luckie, another bright prospect in the forward line.This seemed to have ignited the Upper Demerara side and in the 78th minute they were rewarded for persevering in a positive thrust forward. Young Jashawn Moore was fed a square ball by Luckie and in a quick acceleration slotted the ball a diving Georgetown goalkeeper for the equaliser 1-1.Upper Demerara scorers from left: Jashawn Moore, Kellon Primo and Denzil FordyceThis sparked celebrations and obviously deflated the Georgetown side who seemingly were caught napping from this surprised offensive-minded Linden side.Ten minutes later after many spectators seemed to have given up hope, the stands were abuzz with expectancy as the Upper Demerara side maintained their focus .There again Luckie came into play, this time in the 88th minute from a left side play; his cross was collected by Kellon Primo who made no mistake in finishing against a dazed Georgetown defence, thus giving the home side a 2-1 lead.Now in full flow and with three minutes shown as added-on time by the fourth official Maurice Skeete, Upper Demerara pressed home their advantage and were rewarded. This came as Denzil Fordyce dribbled his markers to plant home a crisp drive to find the back of the net in the 90 plus three minutes to signal a 3-1 victory and the end of Georgetown’s hopes of advancing, much to the delight of the home fans.In the first game of the night West Demerara showed poise as they halted the efforts of Essequibo/Pomeroon who up to this stage had shown lots of promise of even upsetting the emerging force of football in Guyana.But they found the West side too confident and equipped this time around.Never were they able to convert the chances which went their way. The general movement of the ball by West Demerara gave an indication that they meant business in aiming for this top position when this tournament ends.Seon Babb was first to find the back of the net for West Demerara as he connected on a header from a cross in the box for a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.Then the dependable Jamal Harvey made it 2-0 when he was able to send a shot from inside the 18-yard box, past the defence and goalkeeper of Essequibo/Pomerooon just before the first half ended.The West side then increased that advantage when they connected to score from close up from the boot of Morgan Denny in the 59th minute making it 3-0.With all things going for the West Demerara side, they placed their feet on the pedal against a tiring opponent and were able to gain another goal for a 4-0 win in the 79th minute, as Gideon Payne got a through ball from inside the box and scored.This means that tomorrow Upper Demerara will face West Demerara for the $1M championship and bragging rights while the losers collect $600 000. But before that, Georgetown and Essequibo/Pomeroon will battle for $400 000 in the third-pace playoff game beginning at 19:00hrs.
THE inaugural 180th Anniversary Inter-Block football tournament will kick off tonight at the Victoria Community Centre ground, featuring four blocks – Belfield Scheme, Road Side, Middle Section and Back Dam, where the winner will pocket $100 000.The tournament will be played in a Round-Robin format, and the two teams will advance to the final.Organiser Kurt Warren (first from left), receives the event’s first-place trophy from GUYOIL’S Marlyn Lewis and Berkeley McCalmon.Today’s double-header will see Back Dam and Scheme colliding from 18:00hrs, followed by Road Side vs Middle Section. The action will continue tomorrow with Middle Section taking on Scheme from 16:00hrs, followed by Back Dam vs Road Side.Apart from the winner’s purse, donated by the Ashton Luke Foundation and Magnum Tonic Wine, the second-place team will pocket $50 000, compliments of MVP Sports, and the Giftland Mall-located store will also present a pair of Nike Phantom Vision football cleats to the player named Most Valuable (MVP) at the end of the tournament.The Most Disciplined Team will also receive $20 000.GUYOIL, George Clemenson Pharmacy, Dr Desmond Nicholson, Dr Karen Cummings, Dexter Whaul, Samuel Francis, Park Square Fun City, Sign Art and the Victoria Ground Committee are the other sponsors on board.
Jordan Taylor has been a bright spot amidst the Badger\’s four-game losing streak[/media-credit]After losing four straight games for the first time since 1998, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is looking to get back on the right foot against Purdue tonight at the Kohl Center.The Boilermakers are 4-2 in the Big Ten (15-4 overall) and are coming off a big 70-62 win over the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. Purdue is currently on a four-game winning streak with the last loss coming against Penn State in College Park Jan. 6.“Obviously, right now, they are back healthy again. Hummel and Kramer are back and played very well,” Wisconsin assistant coach Greg Gard said. “They took it to Minnesota. I think they are starting to hit that groove that everyone expected them to hit earlier in the year. But, they are definitely improving at a rapid rate. ”On the other hand, the Badgers began their current losing streak as the Boilermakers were beginning theirs. Since losing to Purdue on Jan.11, the Badgers have fallen into a funk and have dropped to eighth in the conference with a record of 12-7 overall and 3-4 in conference.The Badgers have lost their last three to Purdue, which seemed to have UW’s number the last game, when Wisconsin gave up eight turnovers and was out-rebounded 65-52.“People were saying the same thing about us and Illinois,” Wisconsin senior forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. “Supposedly we had their number, and supposedly Purdue has our number. So, maybe we can do what Illinois did to us.”While the Badgers have lost four games in a row, there have been some bright spots. Freshman guard Jordan Taylor has become a key contributor, including three assists, a steal and no turnovers in 27 minutes against Illinois last weekend in Champaign. He also was part of a key streak in the second half, which brought the Badgers to within six points of the Illini late in the game.“We have played good stretches in the last four games,” Wisconsin junior guard Jason Bohannon said. “We’ve had leads and we’ve let them get away from us, or we have come back from leads to make it a close game. This time we need to put a whole game together and be the aggressor for the entire 40 minutes.”Against the Boilermakers, the Badgers will have to deal with a healthy Robbie Hummel and Chris Kramer, who are averaging 13.2 points per game and 4.5 points per game, respectively. Also, JaJuan Johnson has come up big for the Boilermakers this season, averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game.“They put you in a lot of difficult situations, with how they spread the floor and how they run their motion [offense],” Gard said. “They have bigs that can step out and shoot it and spread the floor out.”For the Badgers, the key is to get back into their normal game of keeping turnovers down and out-rebounding the opponent. Before the Illinois game, in which they only had seven turnovers, the Badgers had 10 against Iowa and 18 against Minnesota.?“We need to get back to those pillars on which this program was built, with discipline, with taking care of the ball, with being physical and defensively having a mindset we aren’t going to give anybody anything,” Gard said.Even with a 3-4 conference record, a win against the Boilermakers could make a difference for their standings in the Big Ten race. Wisconsin is just three games behind conference-leading Michigan State, who they visit on Feb. 21.“We don’t have anything to lose right now,” Bohannon said. “We have to get back in, get back to how we were playing and get back to Wisconsin basketball. We have to get right back into that Big Ten race regardless of it. You know, every game is a must win in the Big Ten, and game in and game out, you have to be ready to play.”Regardless of what both teams have been doing going into tonight’s match, both teams are taking it one game at a time in a competitive, hard-fighting Big Ten conference.“We never look at streaks, whether they be winning streaks or losing streaks,” Gard said. “Whether they are ones that we have had or ones opponents have had. You just approach it one game at a time, and they are coming in here playing extremely well.”
10 months ago UFC: The biggest dream matches that never happened inside the cage Written By 10 months ago UFC: Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens channel anger before fight 10 months ago UFC News: Fight results and details First Published: 22nd October, 2019 23:34 IST Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC News: Cejudo May Vacate Title If He Is Not ‘paid Like A Legend’UFC: Jose Aldo’s journey to bantamweightIn a recent tweet by sports commentator Ana Hissa, fans got a glimpse of Jose Aldo in a new shape. Aldo looks all shredded in the picture with a big smile on his face. It seems that Jose has finally made his way to the division and he might aim to become a two-division champ in UFC. Have a look at Jose Aldo in a new shape. 10 months ago UFC: Mackenzie Dern might make her comeback in February next year Jose Aldo is one of the best martial artists on the planet. He has defeated veterans like Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber in his 10 years-long undefeated reign before losing the title to Conor McGregor. His back to back losses against current featherweight champion Max Holloway hampered his image a bit but he came back to the win column by defeating Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano. However, he lost for the fourth time in his UFC career at his last bought against Alexander Volkanovski. Also Read- UFC Strawweight Champion Weili Offers To Mend US-China RelationsUFC: Bantamweight probabilitiesHenry Cejudo ‘The Triple C’ is currently reigning the bantamweight division and is stacked with some of the best talents. Cejudo has defeated legends like Demetrious Jhonson and TJ Dillashaw and Aldo is likely to attract him. However, an immediate title shot at a new division might not be done by Dana White. We can also expect Marlon Moraes or Pedro Munhoz to welcome Jose Aldo in the bantamweight division.Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To Retire In The Next 2 Years From MMAAlso Read- UFC: Khabib To Defend Against Ferguson; Update On McGregor-GSP Fight SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE It seems that former featherweight champion of UFC Jose Aldo is making a move towards bantamweight division. After losing against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 there were a lot of speculations about the Brazilian’s next opponent and according to the current situations, the hunt might go down to 135 lbs. UFC President Dana White was not sure whether Jose will be able to make 135 lbs or not but it seems that Aldo has made it. UFC fans are surprised to see their former featherweight champion in a new shape. Determinado a lutar no peso-galo, José Aldo mostrou que entrou firme na dieta e exibiu o novo shape #feedmma pic.twitter.com/zQbM6LNCRX— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) October 22, 2019 WE RECOMMEND COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 22nd October, 2019 23:34 IST UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Shreded In New Shape For Bantamweight Division Former featherweight champion of UFC Jose Aldo has decided to cut down to 135 lbs. Take a look at him in the bantamweight division and know more about it. 10 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to retire in the next 2 years from MMA FOLLOW US
Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi will reportedly ask for another pay rise at Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish Press.Spanish sports paper, AS, believe that the Argentine record-breaker will ask the Bluagrana for more than the current €11m he earns per year after tax.AdvisersThe 26-year-old and his advisers are fully aware that Manchester City, Chelsea and Monaco are all interested in his services, and will use that position to ask for more money from the Catalan club.The Barcelona forward’s deal was first extended in June 2005 after his successful Under-20 World Cup campaign. Three months later, he was handed another improved contract. Release clause In January 2007 he put pen to paper until 2014 [with a release clause of 150 million euros] and, in June of the same year, Barça followed Ronaldinho’s departure with a further pay increase.In 2009, Messi then extended until 2016, before his last renewal [until 2018] was signed this February.
Seahawks activate Mychal Kendricks, coach Pete Carroll says he’s ‘ready to go’ coming off suspension
Related News Vikings WR Adam Thielen explains exchange with Patriots coach Bill Belichick Doug Baldwin happy Richard Sherman received tribute from Seahawks The Seahawks activated linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Monday after he served an eight-game suspension for pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.Head coach Pete Carroll is confident Kendricks is “ready to go” for the Week 14 matchup versus the Vikings on “Monday Night Football.” Pete Carroll says Kendricks is ready to go and hungry to get out of that. He practiced hard last two weeks and looked great.They have no hesitation Kendricks can play a full game.— Derek Lewis (@drlewisbookit) December 3, 2018Kendricks, who signed a one-year deal with the organization in early September, played in three games before sitting out a bulk of the season. In that time, he made 15 tackles, had two sacks and one pass breakup.Previously, Kendricks spent six seasons with the Eagles after being selected with the 46th pick in the 2012 draft. After being released in 2018, he joined the Browns organization but Cleveland parted ways with Kendricks after he was charged with insider trading. Seattle then picked him up after his guilty plea.Kendricks’ sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 24, and he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Oct. 21, 2013: Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti engage in an awkward news conference in which Mattingly airs his frustrations over his contract and uncertainty whether he will return.Jan. 7, 2014: Mattingly and the Dodgers agree on a three-year contract extension.Sept. 28, 2014: The Dodgers end the regular season with a 94-68 record and their second consecutive NL West title.Oct. 7, 2014: The Dodgers lose 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Division Series and are eliminated from the playoffs.Oct. 14, 2014: The Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations, moving Colletti to a senior advisor role.Nov. 5, 2014: The Dodgers hire Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations.Oct. 4, 2015: The Dodgers finish the regular season 92-70 as Mattingly is the first Dodgers manager to win three consecutive division titles.Oct. 15, 2015: The Dodgers lost 4-3 to the New York Mets in Game 5 of the National League Division Series and are eliminated from the playoffs.Oct. 22, 2015: The Dodgers and Mattingly mutually part ways after five seasons. Mattingly finishes with a 446-363 record (.551), but was 8-11 in the postseason. He had one year remaining on his contract.— LANG Staff Reports The Don Mattingly fileSept. 17, 2010: Don Mattingly, after three seasons as the Dodgers’ hitting coach, is introduced as the Dodgers’ new manager after the season ended following Joe Torre’s announcement he was resigning.March 31, 2011: Mattingly wins his major-league managerial debut with a 2-1 victory over the rival San Francisco Giants.Sept. 28, 2011: Mattingly’s first season as a manager ends as the Dodgers finish 82-79 for third place in the NL West and do not make the playoffs. March 27, 2012: Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC, led by Guggenheim CEO Mark Walter and former Lakers star Magic Johnson, baseball executive Stan Kasten and film mogul Peter Guber, buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for more than $2 billion.Oct. 3, 2012: The Dodgers finish the season 86-76 for second place in the NL West and do not make the playoffs.June 3, 2013: The struggling Dodgers call up Yasiel Puig, who sparks the Dodgers to a 92-70 finish to win the NL West and Mattingly’s first trip to the postseason.Oct. 7, 2013: The Dodgers defeat the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, to win the National League Division Series in four games.Oct. 18, 2013: The Dodgers lose 9-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series and are eliminated from the playoffs. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
However, as good as he is, Kyle Busch cannot be underestimated with two career wins in Phoenix and seven top 7s in his last seven races. He has finished in the top 4 in six of his last seven attempts there.This race will likely be a duel between the two and whoever gets out in front at the start of the third stage will likely be the absolute favorite to win. This time we are going to choose Busch to come out the victor, as he may have picked up the win last week had it not been for a speeding penalty on pit road.The TicketGuardian 500 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX.What are the betting odds for the TicketGuardian 500?Kevin Harvick 9/4Kyle Busch 7/2Brad Keselowski 7/1Joey Logano 8/1Martin Truex Jr. 10/1Chase Elliott 10/1Denny Hamlin 15/1Kyle Larson 20/1Aric Almirola 20/1Clint Bowyer 25/1Erik Jones 25/1Kurt Busch 30/1Ryan Blaney 30/1Austin Dillon 50/1Alex Bowman 50/1Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 50/1Jimmie Johnson 50/1Daniel Suarez 60/1Ryan Newman 100/1William Byron 100/1Daniel Hemric 100/1Paul Menard 100/1Ryan Preece 200/1Chris Buescher 200/1Matt DiBenedetto 200/1Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. 500/1Ty Dillon 1000/1Michael McDowell 2000/1David Ragan 2000/1Field (all others) 500/1Which NASCAR drivers should you watch at the TicketGuardian 500?Aric Almirola has been quietly good this season with two top 10s in his last two races and even a pole to his name. He will likely have a good week again as he has finishes of fourth, seventh and ninth at Phoenix in his last three runs at the track. Kevin Harvick is off to a slower start than last year, but that does not in any way damage how dangerous he will be at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Sunday for the TicketGuardian 500.Harvick has nine career wins at the one-mile track and finishes in the top 10 in 65.6 percent of his races there. He is undoubtedly the favorite to win. Erik Jones is another driver who hasn’t gotten a lot of pub this year but has had his successes with a third-place finish at Daytona and two top 13s in his last two runs. Jones has three top 10s in five career races at ISM Raceway and a fourth-place finish in the fall of 2017.Kyle Busch may get a lot of the attention right now, but Kurt Busch is again driving well with top 5s in each of his last two races. He has a win in his career at ISM and six top 10s in his last seven races in Phoenix. He hasn’t quite had as much success as of late, but a 10th-place finish last spring is more than enough to give him some confidence. He has a chance to win this year.One sleeper for the TicketGuardian 500Ryan Newman doesn’t have much to show for a good car over the first three races of the season as he has yet to earn a top 10 in 2019, but ISM Raceway could be the spot to get him going. Newman has two wins, 10 top 5s and 12 top 10s in his career in Phoenix and has finished in the top 12 in four of his last five trips to ISM Raceway. At 100/1 to win he is the definition of a sleeper.
BiH Davis Cup team will, on 1, 2, 3 February play matches with the team of Luxembourg as a part of 1st round of Euro-African Zone.Manager of BiH Davis team Daver Vranić is optimist when it comes to match with Luxembourg.”This is the fourth year in a row that we compete in this phase of competition. We hope that this time we’ll qualify for the 1st group of Euro-African zone”, said Vranić.On today’s press conference he said that his best team will play against Luxembourg which gives BiH a great chance of victory.In the second match BiH will play with the winner of the match Moldova-Hungary, and Vranić added that he believes that there will be no problems with that match either.Damir Džumhur, Aldin Šetkić, Tomislav Brkić and Nerman Fatić will play for BiH team. The entrance fee for all matches against the Luxembourg will be free, and Tennis Association of BiH called the citizens and fan to come and support BiH team.All the matches will be played in the hall Ramiz Salčin in Mojmilo.
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