Forward Madison finishes at home with impressive win over league regular season champion

first_imgForward Madison FC could not have finished their regular-season home schedule in a better way. Facing the top team in USL League One, the Flamingos were more determined than ever to clench on to the last playoff position with a 1–0 win over USL League One regular-season champion North Texas SC on Sunday afternoon at Breese Stevens Field.Even the September rain could not stop fans from showing support for their beloved teams. With an announced crowd of 4,315, FMFC officially finished its inaugural year with an average home attendance of 4,292 — by far the highest in the league.Forward Madison FC: Flamingos get huge win in Richmond behind large group of road supportersForward Madison FC (10-9-6) won in a major game over the weekend as they held onto their playoff position with Read…After some back-and-forth play in the first half, Forward took the lead in the 24th minute when North Texas midfielder Imanol Almaguer deflected an own goal deflected into the net off  Forward captain Connor Tobin’s pass at the near post. Flamingos goalie Brian Sylvestre had two key saves which helped FMFC retain the lead until the half-time whistle blew.The second half was more of a stalemate. Both teams saw opportunities to advance but failed to translate them into goals. In the third minute of stoppage time, the visiting team broke into celebration as North Texas midfielder Arturo Rodriguez delivered the ball into the net, but after a short discussion with his assistant, referee Adam Kilpatrick ruled it off for offside.Now it was time for the Flock to celebrate.The Flamingos again proved in their home finale, with the support of their loyal fans, there was nothing to be afraid of. With the critical win Sunday, FMFC took a huge step toward playoffs. With only two away games left in the regular season, FMFC still stands an outside chance to claim third place in the league if results fall favorably over the final two weeks.The Flamingos’ next match is against FC Tucson on Friday, Sept. 27. The two teams last met Aug. 3, when FMFC claimed a 1–0 victory.last_img read more

FA Cup 3rd Round continues today

first_imgThe Reds have won the FA Cup seven times, but they haven’t lifted the trophy in 11 years.Boss Jurgen Klopp says the competition is very important to his players.Kick-off is at 1.30pm. Chelsea will be hoping to put their Premier League defeat to Tottenham behind them when they play Peterborough ar 3pm. Middlesborough entertain championship side Sheffield Wednesday at the same time while Tottenham also have a date with championship opposition- they face Aston Villa at 4pm.Cardiff City and Fulham kick start the action in an all-Championship affair at 11.30am.last_img read more

Betland Sports Betting Relaunches with Special Offer

first_img“Betland seeks to quickly establish itself as the nation’s preferred bookmaker by offering punters the best value incentives to play, making them embrace the winning culture that the brand is ever proud to be associated with.”The platform, having been restructured and repositioned, is run by some of the best hands in the Nigerian sports betting industry, with the aim of using their professional and managerial capabilities to take the brand to enviable heights.The management of the betting platform added that as part of efforts to celebrate the relaunch, new customers would receive a welcome bonus, which is 100 per cent, on first-time deposit of up to N100,000 on signing up with Betland.com.“Betland also preaches the gospel of financial freedom and encourages entrepreneurs to join its winning train as Super Agents or Agents, especially with its fantastic array of offers including and not limited to; attractive guaranteed earnings (commissions on weekly basis), exciting promotions and bonuses, top-notch customer service delivery and risk-free partnership with the brand,” an official added.He said those willing to become Betland agents, could contact the platform through E-mail: Agents@betland.com, telephone: 07004000000 and Whatsapp: 08040006000, while they can also be connected on the following social media channels: Facebook: BetlandGaming, Twitter: BetlandGaming and Instagram: BetlandGaming.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The management ofOne of the leading sports betting platform, Betland.com, has disclosed that it has embarked on taking the Nigerian gaming space by storm with a relaunch that will make the platform simple to access, navigate and play on.Managing Director, Betland.com, Babajimi Ogunlana, said the platform would provide both online and retail betting services and boasts a fantastic array of products including Sport, Lottery, Online Casino, Virtual Sports and Fantasy Sports.“The company offers the best odds guaranteed on its products and is highly focused on ensuring prompt payments to winners, whilst running a betting service that has always been fair and transparent,” Ogunlana stated.last_img read more

Vybz Kartel lawyers seek extended time for appeal

first_imgImprisoned Jamaican dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel will have to wait until July next year before the appeal against the life sentence which he is currently serving is heard.The appeal hearing was originally scheduled for February 19 next year. However, following a case management hearing on Tuesday, November 7, his attorneys requested more time to prepare the appeal.The hearing is now set to start on July 9, 2018 and will be heard over three weeks.Kartel, a popular entertainer, whose birth name is Adidja Palmer. was convicted along with Kahira Jones, Andre St John, and entertainer Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell in 2014 for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.The four men were given life sentences following a high profile trial.Kartel will be eligible for parole after 35 years.In his trial prosecutors alleged Williams was beaten to death at the Kartel’s  home in August 2011 after being lured there to answer for two missing illegal guns.  Williams body has never been found. Police testified they retrieved a text message from Kartel’s phone saying Williams was chopped up in a “mincemeat” so fine that his remains would never be found.last_img read more

Zion Williamson injury update: Pelicans star rookie (knee) will miss rest of Summer League

first_imgThe matchup between New York and New Orleans was postponed with just under eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter after a nearby earthquake caused a disturbance.The Pelicans were leading 80-74 at the time and were ultimately declared the winners. New Orleans later announced Williamson will sit for the rest of the team’s contests in Las Vegas.”Zion will move forward from this incident without issue,” executive vice president David Griffin said in a statement. “However, in an abundance of caution, we have made the determination that he will not appear in game action for the remainder of the NBA Summer League. He will continue to take part in training and conditioning with our performance team.” Related News NBA Summer League 2019: Social media reacts to Zion Williamson’s debut Zion Williamson will miss the rest of NBA Summer League.The Pelicans star rookie sustained a knee-to-knee hit with an opponent during Friday night’s game against the Knicks and did not return after the first half. NBA Summer League 2019: Earthquake postpones anticipated Pelicans, Knicks game NBA Summer League 2019: Knicks favored to win with RJ Barrett, top Zion Williamson and Pelicans Injury Update:Zion Williamson, who left last night’s game against the Knicks with a bruised left knee, will not participate in the remainder of the NBA Summer League, David Griffin announced today.Statement from Griffin: pic.twitter.com/cfxWvldTTv— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 6, 2019Although people only got a glimpse of Williamson in his debut, he showed some promise while he was on the court.The 19-year-old forward recorded 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting while logging nine minutes and threw down some powerful dunks along the way.Williamson showcased his ability to make the same highlight-reel worthy plays he made at Duke against pros and other top prospects during his limited playing time. But nobody else in the contest made it to the final buzzer either.last_img read more

OK B&H Will Present Competition Tomorrow in Figure Skating ‘Sarajevo Open 2014’

first_imgThe international competition in figure skating ‘Sarajevo Open 2014’ will be presented at a press conference of the B&H Olympic Committee, which will be held tomorrow on the premises of the Committee at 12:00.The competition will be entered into the official calendar of ISU (International Skating Union) and will be a central event as part of the celebration of the 30 years since the inter Olympics in Sarajevo, announced the B&H Olympic Committee.The press conference will be attended by the Deputy Mayor of Sarajevo Ranko Čović, members of the Organizing Board of the competition, and representatives of the B&H Olympic Committee.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

The children of Save The Children take Casemiro the football phrase more ball of his life

first_imgCasemiro wanted to collaborate with Save the Children, that since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis has adapted its programs to this exceptional situation and cares for 2,000 vulnerable families through its emergency intervention ‘A tu lado’, a social project focused on giving financial, educational and psychological support to households with children who are at risk of exclusion.The Real Madrid midfielder affirmed this Friday that at the moment he does not think of being first in the League because he is only focused on “fighting” to beat the coronavirus. The international media of the white group surprised through a video call to the children attended by “Save the Children” during the confinement and responded to the questions raised by them as a children’s press conference.“Do we want to win LaLiga? We certainly want to win LaLiga and we want to win the Champions League. But I am not thinking about winning LaLiga, I am thinking about winning the fight against the coronavirus. I believe that if everyone does their part, that is the most important thing “The Real Madrid player said when asked if he wants to win the title. “The first game is against the coronavirus. It is a delicate moment for everyone. The moment is to win the game against the coronavirus,” he said. For the player of the white team, society lives “difficult and complicated” moments and expressed sadness at the situation that many people live. “We have to do our part, stay at home. It is a complicated and delicate moment. Each one has to do his own thing, help and follow the rules,” he added.Casemiro also told the little ones how his childhood was to try to show them the way to overcome difficult situations such as the confinement forced by the coronavirus. “My childhood was complicated and humble. Many times I had nothing to eat, I had no way to go training and I was walking seven or ten kilometers,” he said.In addition, he spoke about Zinedine Zidane and acknowledged that he looked at the French coach when he was little: “If I were not a soccer player I would be working in the world of sports. I love playing sports. I always had an idol who is Zidane. And he is my Coach. I always loved him as a player. It was a pleasure to see him play. My great inspiration was him. “Finally, he explained that when he finishes a game and lies in bed, he is always “calm” because he has done everything possible to sign a good performance. “Many times it is lost or won. But I sleep peacefully because I have given my best. In other aspects of life, we must always do it, give our best,” he said.last_img read more

CHELSEA VS SUNDERLAND

first_imgCHELSEA VSSUNDERLANDChelsea’s season in the Barclays Premier League goes from bad to worse. On Monday night they lost again, at league leaders Leicester City, leaving them just one point off the relegation zone following their ninth defeat of the season and fifth in seven games. Sunderland won at Stamford Bridge two seasons ago, but that is one of only three wins there in 14 Barclays Premier League visits. None have been drawn with Chelsea winning all the other 11 meetings.NEWCASTLE VS ASTON VILLAHaving beaten Liverpool 2-0 in their previous game, Newcastle have won back-to-back Barclays Premier League games for the first time in over a year, when they won five in a row, in October and November 2014. Villa lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal at home last Sunday and they are now without a win in 15 league games, the joint-longest current run in English football (along with League 2 side York City).STOKE CITY VSCRYSTAL PALACEStoke are 11th in the Barclays Premier League while Crystal Palace moved into sixth place in the Premier League thanks to their first ever top-flight win over Southampton in 14 attempts last Saturday. The Eagles have lost just one of their past six Premier League matches, winning three and losing just one, with Yohan Cabaye scoring the winner against Southampton.WEST BROM VS BOURNEMOUTHAfter winning at Chelsea and at home to Manchester United, AFC Bournemouth should be confident of boosting further their hopes of avoiding relegation. That extended their unbeaten run to four games (following two draws), after six league games without a win. They go to The Hawthorns where West Bromwich Albion have lost four of their eight games while winning just two. Only Aston Villa (six) have lost more PL games at home.WATFORD VSLIVERPOOLOdion Ighalo got Watford’s winner at Sunderland last weekend and has now the most goals by a Watford player in Premier League history (10). Liverpool, meanwhile, came back from behind to steal a point at home to West Bromwich Albion last Sunday, but they are two places and a point behind Watford.SWANSEA CITY VSWEST HAMSwansea City have lost their last three and five of six Barclays Premier League games and are now just one place off the relegation zone, only on goal difference, after winning just three games all season, two of which have come at the Liberty Stadium. And they have scored just eight league goals in Wales. West Ham have won four away from home but they have gone six league games without a win, drawing four including last weekend’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Stoke City.last_img read more

Filoil: Mapua sends UP to 0-2 start after shock win

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Juan Gomez de Liaño nailed two crucial treys to cut the lead down to two, 75-73 in the last 27.5 seconds, but Biteng was able to wiggle out of the UP defense to once again bring Mapua’s lead to 77-73 advantage and seal the win.Bright Akhuetie carried UP with 30 points and 18 rebounds, while Paul Desiderio got 13 points and 10 assists, but shot a measly 1-of-8 clip from three as the Fighting Maroons dropped to 0-2.The Scores:MAPUA 79 — Biteng 19, Jabel 13, Victoria 12, Serrano 8, Salenga 8, Bonifacio 7, Pelayo 5, Pajarillo 3, Bunag 2, Lugo 2, Aguirre 0, Garcia 0.UP 78 — Akhuetie 30, Desiderio 13, Ju. Gomez de Liaño 12, Murrell 9, Lim 4, Gozum 4, Manzo 3, Vito 2, Ja. Gomez de Liaño 1, Jaboneta 0, Dario 0, Longa 0.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Quarters: 19-15, 35-32, 55-56, 79-78. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Eric Jabel. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netMapua University showed its fangs against preseason favorite University of the Philippines and delivered a shock 79-78 victory Sunday at the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eric Jabel and Justin Serrano teamed up in helping the Cardinals erect a 75-67 lead in the final minute, while also holding off a belated uprising from the Fighting Maroons to start their preseason preparation on a good note.ADVERTISEMENT Exe Biteng paced Mapua with 19 points and three rebounds, while Jabel got eight of his 13 in the fourth frame.Laurenz Victoria contributed 12 points, five assists, and three boards, and Serrano just missed out on a double-double with his eight points and 10 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s the effort,” said coach Atoy Co. “We have less big men and more small players and that’s what we’re trying to do, to play fast and run. But what’s important for me is we play defense.”The Cardinals did a good job of stifling the Fighting Maroons from long range, forcing them to shoot 26-percent from beyond the arc. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pascua: Pons deserves to win UAAP MVP Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team His, though, is a painful tale.He was in elite shape heading into the world championships last season in Kailua-Kona for a race that combines a 2.4-mile (3.86 kilometers) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon. That May, he set a world record at an Ironman event in Brazil, finishing the course in a blistering time of 7 hours, 40 minutes, 23 seconds.Don was on a nice leisurely bike ride — for him anyway — in Hawaii to wake up the legs. He was in the cycling lane when a white pickup truck turned in front of him. Don’s first reaction wasn’t so much about personal safety before slamming into side of the vehicle. No, it was about the new racing wheels on his Specialized bike.“I was like, ‘I’m going to need a new tires now,’” said Don, who trains in Boulder.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Molinari not flashy except the players he beats View comments LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced This November 2017 image provided by On shows Tim Don outside his home in Boulder Colo. A few days before the 2017 Ironman world championships in Hawaii, British-born triathlete Tim Don was out on a training ride when he got hit by a truck. For three months, the 40-year-old world-record holder wore a halo to stabilize his broken neck. Nicknamed “The Don,” his mission is straightforward: Get back to Hawaii and finish what he started. (Frank Vetterott/On via AP)BOULDER, Colo. — Ironman triathlete Tim Don carries a constant reminder of the accident with him — besides, of course, a neck that can only turn to the left and the fading marks from where screws painfully dug into his forehead.It’s tucked away in his wallet: A driver’s license that features a photo of Don wearing a halo device to stabilize his broken neck.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ When he ventured out, he was asked all about the halo. That was sometimes followed by if he had seen the film, “Bleed for This .” It’s based on the story of world champion boxer Vinny Paz, who broke his neck in a car crash, wore a halo and rose to prominence again. His comeback story was dramatized in the 2016 film starring Miles Teller.“I’m basically trying to do the same thing — without Hollywood and all the glamour of boxing,” said Don, who had a fifth screw added to his halo midway through because it was getting too loose.On Jan. 3, Don had the halo removed . For another two months, he wore a hard collar to protect his neck. His fitness was back at square one even though he was squeezing in some training against doctor’s orders.“I was like, ’How am I going to get there?” said Don, who’s raced twice in Hawaii and is still searching for his first podium finish. “Everyone was racing and training for two hours or more a day. I’m doing 30 minutes on the bike at (a low level). That was pretty hard.”Hawaii and competing in that October race has kept him motivated. He trained in the pool with a snorkel since his neck could barely turn. He rode as much as possible with his fellow training partners on his left because he still struggles to turn the other way.“His story is amazing — how he went from Olympian to reinventing himself in the Ironman to having this tragic accident,” his manager Franko Vatterott said. “Now it’s ‘Tim 3.0.’ He amazes me every single month, because he always has some sort of breakthrough.”His first test: The Boston Marathon. He wanted to see if this entire endeavor was realistic and set his goal at finishing in less than 3 hours. He went 2:49:42.Next test: A “70.3” triathlon in Costa Rica last month. He won by nearly a minute .Now a crucial test: Hamburg. He’s so far back in the point standings that he figures he must do well in order qualify for Hawaii. His wife and two kids, who are in England as he trains, will meet him there. He’s optimistic even if he estimates he’s only 85 percent and sometimes bothered by an aching hip.“That’s all I’m trying to do — get back to Kona,” Don said. “For me, it would be closing a chapter. It would be an emotional day. A hard day, but very emotional.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins That’s the last thought he had before waking up on a stretcher about 20 minutes later.“I was in a neck brace and my shoulder hurt, but I was still thinking, ’I can get through the swim, I’ve just got whiplash, and once I’m on the bike I’ll be OK,’” recounted Don , whose recovery was chronicled in a documentary titled “The Man with the Halo ” that was directed by Emmy award-winner Andrew Hinton and commissioned by Don’s sponsor, the Swiss-based sportswear company “On.”Then, the MRI returned. A fractured vertebra high up in his neck.There went the race. Possibly, his career.He was flown back to Colorado and presented with two options: Fuse his vertebrae, which might restrict his swimming and biking, or wear a halo device that consisted of a vest, stabilization bars and a carbon ring encircling his head with multiple screws tightened into his skull.The halo won out.“I wasn’t fearful, because I knew I could race again,” said Don, who competed for Britain in the triathlon at three Summer Olympics, with his best finish 10th at the 2000 Games. “But at what level? I was trying to be optimistic about it. But there was that thought I might not get the full range of motion back in my neck.”Early on, he was in discomfort and the pain medication was making him sick. On one occasion, he even went out to the garage to get an Allen wrench and take the screws out himself.His wife stopped him.Don couldn’t recline to sleep. He couldn’t shower on his own. He couldn’t even pick anything up. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Insane, right?” the British-born Don said, laughing, as he flashed his license. “I didn’t think they’d take the picture with me like that. Now I’m always asked about it whenever I show my license.”A few days before the 2017 Ironman world championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, last October, the world-class endurance athlete nicknamed “The Don” was on a training ride when he smashed into a truck that pulled in front of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Three months in a halo, two months in a hard collar and lots of physical therapy later, the 40-year-old’s mission remains straight-forward: Get back to Hawaii and finish what he started.“I’m still living the story of my broken neck,” said Don, who figures he needs a top-four finish at Ironman Hamburg in Germany on Sunday to secure a spot for Hawaii, a race that’s regarded as the Super Bowl of his sport. “But no one is going to feel sorry for you, because when the gun goes, we all have our stories.”last_img read more