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  • Liverpool star blows hot: ‘I deserve Super Eagles call-up like others’

    first_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 9 Rarest And Most Valuable Items In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest ReasonsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… “I’m happy for [Kelechi] Iheanacho and Uzoho because they are deserving of the opportunity,” he told BBC Sport Africa. “Personally, I feel like I deserve a chance. I recall when I was playing well and scoring goals in Belgium. Nigeria had a friendly game, and I thought I had done enough to get a look in that would hopefully enhance my quest for a UK work permit, but I was overlooked. “You begin to understand that it’s not something you can control or have power over. You just need to enjoy what you do and keep on working hard.” read also:Awoniyi thanks German ref for saving his life Awoniyi spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Mainz, and he is likely to be sent on loan again next campaign as his work permit issues remain a stumbling block for his Anfield breakthrough. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Liverpool striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has urged national coach, Gernot Rohr, to look into his direction and give him a call-up to the Super Eagles camp. The player believes he has done enough over the past few years to merit a call-up to Eagles, even if it is just for a friendly encounter. Awoniyi scored four goals at United Arab Emirates 2013 to power the Golden Eaglets to their fourth title at the fifteenth tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. That victorious Nigerian youth team also had attackers Isaac Success and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as goalkeepers Dele Alampasu and Francis Uzoho. Each of them has earned at least a cap for the Super Eagles. Awoniyi’s inability to feature for Nigeria’s senior team has robbed the youngster of the opportunity to earn a work permit, which would have boosted his chances of playing for Liverpool in the Premier League. The 22-year-old has had loan spells at five different European clubs, but he felt his exploits last year at Belgian side Royal Mouscron – where he scored 21 goals and provided ten assists in 47 games – should have seen him get an international cap.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Jay Dee Webb, 65

    first_imgJay Dee Webb, 65, of Greensburg passed away on July 27, 2020 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.  He was born on June 10, 1955 in Bedford, Indiana, the son of Charles and Norma (Brock) Webb.  Jay was raised at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home in Knightstown from the age of 5 until he was 16.  He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. On June 2, 1973 he married Ginger Stewart and together they had one son David.Survivors include: Wife, Ginger Webb; Son, David (Sandy Ernhart) Webb; Grandchildren, Whitney Webb and James David Webb; Sisters, Donna Colson and Anna Jo Chance; Several Nieces and Nephews.  Jay was preceded in death by his Parents; Brothers, Lee Roy Webb and Billy Webb (infant); and Sisters, Brenda York, Carol York, Mary Rigby and Linda Webb (infant).A visitation, observing CDC precautions, for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 12:00 pm until the time of the Funeral at 1:00 pm, the Funeral will be Live on Facebook also at 1:00 pm. Rev. Jon Porter will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to the VFW Post #2695.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

  • Ulster ready for revenge

    first_img “First, we qualified, then last year we won our group but were away in the quarter-finals. Now we have finished the pool stage as top seeds and have a home quarter-final. “Last season, we were hugely-disappointed with the way we performed at Twickenham against Saracens. Now we have the opportunity to lay those ghosts to rest.” Leicester, European champions in 2001 and 2002, must travel to face last season’s Heineken Cup runners-up Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel Michelin, a ground where Clermont are unbeaten for more than 70 games. And three-time European champions Leinster will travel to Jonny Wilkinson’s Heineken Cup holders Toulon in arguably the tie of the round, with Toulon’s fellow French heavyweights Toulouse tackling Munster at Thomond Park. The games are scheduled to be played on April 4/5/6, with six former Heineken Cup winners – Ulster, Toulon, Leicester, Leinster, Munster and Toulouse – contesting the first knockout round. The semi-final draw, meanwhile, has also been made with Ulster or Saracens having advantage in their own country against Clermont or Leicester, and Toulon or Leinster hosting Munster or Toulouse in France or Ireland. In the second-tier Amlin Challenge Cup, six English clubs will contest the quarter-finals. Top seeds Bath play Brive in a repeat of the 1998 Heineken Cup final, with Wasps hosting Premiership rivals Gloucester, Stade Francais tackling Harlequins in Paris and Northampton visiting Sale. Top seeds Ulster will be out to avenge last year’s European exit when they host Saracens in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals later this season. The semi-final pairings are Wasps or Gloucester against Bath or Brive, and Sale or Northampton versus Stade Francais or Harlequins. Gloucester qualified as a best runner-up from the Heineken Cup, joining Northampton and Harlequins, after destroying Perpignan 36-18 in France. “It’s an exceptional result for us. The last time we won an away game in France in the Heineken Cup was during the 2007/08 season,” Gloucester rugby director Nigel Davies said. “To a man, the players stood up individually and performed. We backed ourselves to play rugby and have a go at Perpignan. “To be in a quarter-final in Europe is big for us. The more exposure we get at this level the better.” Ulster bowed out to the current Aviva Premiership leaders at Twickenham last term, but this time they will be on home soil for a repeat last-eight clash that will see Saracens boss Mark McCall, a former Ulster coach and player, return to Belfast. “Over the past few seasons we have made steady improvement,” Ulster rugby director David Humphreys said. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Tough West Coast test ahead

    first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoWhen Wisconsin takes the field Saturday for the third time this season, the Badgers will attempt to do something they haven’t done in over a year: win on the road.After losing three Big Ten contests away from Camp Randall Stadium as well as the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. last year, UW will try to snap the road losing streak this weekend when it takes on Fresno State at Bulldog Stadium.No. 21 Fresno State (1-0) beat Rutgers in its opening game two weeks ago and should be plenty rested to take on No. 10 Wisconsin (2-0) after taking last weekend off.UW, on the other hand, spent last week digging itself out of a 14-0 hole by scoring 51 unanswered points to beat an overmatched Marshall squad. The Badgers are hoping last week’s strong finish will carry over to this week.“That’s what we try to do, bring the momentum,” middle linebacker Jaevery McFadden said. “You have to try and bring some momentum on the road. It’s everyone against you.”But playing in front of a hostile crowd doesn’t mean Wisconsin will be doing anything different to prepare.“The game we’re going to play on Saturday is still going to be on a 100-yard field; it’s got the same dimensions,” head coach Bret Bielema said Monday. “There’s going to be the same number of players, same number of officials, and for us to be able to have success, we have to do what we do on that field better than anybody else.”While playing on the road makes the Fresno game even tougher, defensive tackle Mike Newkirk is excited for the opportunity to play a tough opponent after starting the season by playing two less-talented teams.“They’re the best team we’ve played so far, but we wouldn’t have asked for anything less,” Newkirk said. “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best, so we’re looking forward to it.”The Bulldogs went 9-4 last season and finished the year by beating Georgia Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl.“Offensively, they’re led by a great quarterback, a senior quarterback that started a number of games, three tailbacks that roll through there,” Bielema said. “They got a tight end that’s as good as anybody in the country. Their defense plays tough. They’re well coached.”Fresno State, a member of the Western Athletic Conference, has won 13 games against BCS conference teams since 2000, the second-highest number of wins in the nation by a non-BCS conference team in that span and will be looking for one of the program’s signature wins when it takes on Wisconsin.“I know that they’re building this up to be the biggest game in their stadium history since Coach Hill has been there,” Bielema said. “I think that’s a great compliment to our program, where we stand right now.”Wisconsin will have its hands full with Fresno State running back Ryan Matthews.Matthews, a freshman, ran for 163 yards and three scores in Fresno’s season-opening win against Rutgers.“They got a really good back. I respect their back a lot. He’s got good balance,” McFadden said. “You definitely got to wrap him up when you hit him.”So far this season, the Badgers have done a good job of shutting down opposing rushing attacks, but Matthews will present the toughest challenge so far for the defense.“I definitely know that I and the defense have to be on our A-game to stop him,” McFadden continued. “I love challenges, I love competition. It puts me in a spot where I can see how I well I do against a talented back like that.”So far, McFadden has risen to every challenge he’s met this season. The Badgers’ leading tackler through the first two games, McFadden has stepped into the role of middle linebacker and thrived so far for the Badgers, recording 20 tackles over the first two games.When asked whether he thought he’d start so strong, McFadden said, “I didn’t think so, but hard work did pay off. … I didn’t think I’d get off to a start like this, but I can’t complain.”Whether McFadden’s strong performance continues will be largely determined by his ability to contain the Fresno back.Matthews led the Bulldogs in rushing as a freshman and averaged an impressive 6 yards-per-carry last season. Although Matthews will certainly be difficult to stop, not all the Badgers are too concerned about keeping him contained, however.“He’s a running back. It’s not anything to be afraid of,” Newkirk said. “Just take care of your responsibilities, stay true to your keys, and just play ball.”last_img read more

  • Men’s basketball: Wisconsin takes care of business in overtime thriller versus Minnesota

    first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (13-16, 6-10 Big Ten) finished off the University of Minnesota (14-15, 3-13 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center 73-63 in overtime for their second straight victory.But the Badgers had to fight back from a 58-51 deficit with 5:51 left on the clock to make this win possible. Though he’d been held to just four points at this point, Ethan Happ’s clutch post moves and layup tied the game up with 5.3 seconds left, and his subsequent defensive play on Nate Mason secured an overtime appearance for the Badgers.Once in overtime, the game wasn’t close. Wisconsin capitalized on their momentum from the second half, outscoring Minnesota 14-4 in the extra period.Women’s Hockey: Another successful regular season comes to a close against MinnesotaDespite some late-season slip-ups, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team lived up to their lofty expectations and Read…Minnesota’s game plan, like many other teams’ this season, was to aggressively double-team Happ, Wisconsin’s main offensive weapon, holding him scoreless in the first half. This time though, the Badgers had enough.Wisconsin guards Brad Davison and Brevin Pritzl capitalized on their open opportunities from the attention on Happ.  Davison went 5-8 from 3-point range while Pritzl went 6-9, leading the Badgers with 19 and 20 points respectively.For Davison, there was extra incentive for the Maple Grove, Minnesota native to perform against his hometown team.  While he was offered a scholarship with the Gophers, the freshman has vocalized that Wisconsin was always where he wanted to end up.Davison’s play in this game and on the season is probably making the Gophers wish they had made a better pitch.  While the point guard struggled with turnovers after taking over for injured D’Mitrik Trice, it appears as if Davison has hit his stride as a facilitator. Over his past six games, Davison has had 18 assists to just six turnovers, never giving up the ball more than once in any game over this stretch.Winter Olympics: Joint Korean team creates major questions on international stageThe 2018 Winter Olympics theme has got to be an underlying current of precariousness. I’m not only referring to the Read…Despite two encouraging wins, Wisconsin’s tournament hopes are still bleak. With the win last night the Badgers clinched a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament, which will likely be their best shot at continuing their streak of 20 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.But the Badgers recent play has shown they can compete with their peers in the Big Ten, giving a glimpse of hope for a late-season run. Wisconsin’s next game at Northwestern on Thursday will give us further insight on how the Badgers will fare in the conference tournament.last_img read more

  • Last gasp point snatches victory from Tipp footballers

    first_imgMichael Ryan’s side defeated Laois 1-31 to 0-17 in a challenge match. Their topsy-turvy clash with Limerick in Kilmallock finished 2-9 to 1-12.Tipp boss Liam Kearns says his players gave their all in difficult conditions…Meanwhile, Tipperary’s senior hurlers have recorded another victory as they continue their build-up to the start of the Allianz National League.last_img

  • Matchroom & Perform seek to land ‘US KO’ with $1 billion DAZN partnership

    first_img A blockbuster exclusive $1bn United States boxing streaming partnership aims to engage a new generation of fight enthusiasts, as well as reigniting current fans passions for the sport.The bumper eight-year deal, between Matchroom Boxing and Perform Group, will see some of boxing’s biggest stars feature over 16 bouts staged in various venues across America.Set to streamed upon the Perform live and on-demand service DAZN, Matchroom Boxing USA will be available for one monthly fee and no long term contract, with none of the fight nights to be on PPV.Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Boxing, who helped announce the joint venture in New York, explained: “This is a historic moment for Matchroom and the sport of boxing. Since our expansion to the US, we have been looking for a partner that shares our vision, and that can give us the volume of dates, and rights fees, required to build the strongest stable in world boxing and take it to a new level.“This is a dream scenario for us, we can build a formidable team of fighters and also put our stamp on events from production to talent to in arena experience. “Our plan is to make DAZN the home of boxing, and with 32 big fight nights already confirmed from the US and UK we are nicely on our way.“America – we have well and truly arrived, let the fun begin!”Also set to be featured as part of the deal is Matchroom’s current 16 fights per year UK commitment, which US fights fans will also be able to view on DAZN.The transatlantic streaming agreement gives individuals the freedom to see fights how and when they want to, anytime and anywhere.   Simon Denyer, CEO of Perform Group, commented: “Perform Group has a rich history of long term strategic partnerships with the best rights holders in world. I’m excited about working with Matchroom; we share the same passion and vision for reigniting boxing in the US and it’s time for DAZN to provide an exciting new platform for these great events. It’s a better deal for everyone – especially fight fans.”John Skipper, who joined Perform Group as Executive Chairman earlier this week, added: “DAZN has already proven itself in Japan, Germany and Canada as the best platform for delivering great live sport to passionate fans. It’s time to bring DAZN to America and the amazing events we have planned with Matchroom is a great place to start.” HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes June 15, 2020 Share Share Spotlight Sports Group enhances US content July 8, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

  • Novak Djokovic wins five-set epic over two days to beat Andy Murray

    first_imgNovak Djokovic beats Britain’s Andy Murray 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 to reach the 2015 French Open final following an epic encounter involving an overnight delay.Novak Djokovic moved to within one match of the career Grand Slam as he edged a five-set thriller with Andy Murray to reach the French Open final following an overnight delay.The world number one took his winning streak to 27 matches and picked up an eighth straight success against his old rival by triumphing 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 after play had resumed with the score at 3-3 in the fourth set.It was battling but disappointing end to Murray’s hopes of becoming the first British player to reach the Roland Garros final in the open era and edges Djokovic closer to lifting the one major that has so far eluded him.The Serbian will now meet Stan Wawrinka in Sunday’s final. Both players came into the contest boasting a 15-match winning streak on clay and in the early exchanges on Friday afternoon there was little between them as the pair produced some scintillating tennis. –last_img read more

  • In photos: Baba Rahman’s Chelsea debut

    first_imgGhana defender Baba Rahman made his debut for English Champions Chelsea on Wednesday night as they hammered visitors Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 in their opening game of the UEFA Champions League campaign at Stamford Bridge.The 21-year-old played in his traditional left-back position and put in a cautious display, but still came up with a couple of exciting moments when he showed he could get players his opponents with some ease.In the first half he hardly received good service from his teammates who apparently were still getting used to him, but the situation improved in the second half.Over all, it was a measured display from the young defender, but it was clear he could still go several levels higher when he settles into the team.Meanwhile Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi did not make the Chelsea squad for the game, while rising Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore joined the fray on 77 minutes in place of the impressive English talent Ruben Loftus-Cheek.Another Nigeria midfielder Nosa Igiebor played all 90 minutes for Maccabi Tel Aviv and was arguably their most industrious player. He however missed a gilt-edge scoring opportunity in the final stages of the match. –CLICK HERE TO READ: How 15 writers rated Rahman’s debut_ –CLICK HERE TO READ: How 15 writers rated Rahman’s debut–Photos courtesy: AFP, Getty Images. Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more