BOX SCOREMONTGOMERY, Ala. – The No. 7-ranked University of West Florida women’s tennis team opened up the 2015 season by defeating NAIA No. 5-ranked Auburn Montgomery 5-4 on the road Friday afternoon. UWF’s No. 10-ranked doubles team of Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia) and Laure-Eline Faure (Toulouse, France) defeated AUM’s NAIA No. 8-ranked doubles team of Paula Diaz and Anna Rudolfova by a score of 8-2. Fernanda Amaral (Curitiba, Brazil) and Nina Bubelova (Pova’sk’ Bystrica, Slovakia) defeated NAIA No. 5-ranked doubles team of Alice Baudeigne and Claudine Maheu 8-6. No. 4 Kochanova defeated NAIA No. 21-ranked Diaz 6-2, 6-2 at number one singles. Bubelova defeated NAIA No. 28-ranked Maheau 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 at number four singles while Amaral won 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 at number five singles. West Florida will next face Gulf South Conference opponent North Alabama in the team’s home opener on Sunday, February 15 at 10 a.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Version
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named his starting XI for Tuesday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya.Francis Uzoho starts in goal and in front of him will be Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun and Jamilu Collins in defence.Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo are the two holding midfielders, while Iwobi plays behind Odion Ighalo, who netted a hat-trick against the North Africans last Saturday.Ighalo will be flanked by stand-in skipper, Ahmed Musa and Samuel Kalu.The game is scheduled to kick off 7pm Nigerian time.Super Eagles starting XI vs Libya: Uzoho, Aina, Jamilu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun; Etebo, Ndidi, Iwobi; Musa, Kalu, Ighalo
While advocating for harsher penalties for football clubs whose fans are found guilty of racial abuse, British journalist Leon Mann believes that football’s governing bodies have to be more involved in the fight against racism in football.Mann was speaking recently in a Gleaner Sports Live interview on Instagram, where he discussed the return of the English Premier League (EPL) last week, as well as methods to improve racial equality in specific areas in football.He believes that organisations such as UEFA and FIFA must be more impactful in stamping out incidents of racial abuse.“I think it’s about them (FIFA, UEFA) recognising the seriousness of the issue. I think sometimes when you are sat in Switzerland (their headquarters) and not necessarily in a very diverse community where, perhaps, it’s kind of covered and you feel these things in a different way; you don’t necessarily sense the impact of these issues,” Mann said. “So we need to get noisy in terms of not accepting football in the way that it can be disruptive by racism.”Recently, both UEFA and FIFA implemented a three-step protocol if racial abuse incidents occur during matches, which include a stoppage in play and an announcement threatening to cancel the match. However, England striker Harry Kane said that he was unsure that the current procedure is sufficient enough after England players Tyrone Mings, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford were racially abused by Bulgarian fans during their Euro 2020 qualifier in October 2019.“Whether the UEFA protocols are strong enough, I am not sure. Should any racial abuse should be allowed at any time? It shouldn’t be. It is unacceptable to be racist once, so I feel there can be stronger punishments and protocols,” Kane said in an interview with British publication The Evening Standard after the game. USEFUL APPROACH While advocating for harsher penalties for football clubs whose fans are guilty of racial abuse, Mann believes that stadium bans are a useful approach in serving as a deterrent to such behaviour.“It’s an interesting one because, for me, the most effective punishment is playing behind closed doors. Because if you are playing behind closed doors, that’s when it really impacts all of the fans,” Mann said. “So that’s when you get a sense of self-policing.” The incidents at the Bulgaria versus England match resulted in the former being punished with a two-match stadium ban as well as a fine. Mann also believes that sponsors have the power to force change.“If the sponsor start saying, we do not want to sponsor a sport that brings racism into the front rooms of families, young children, then [the] sport has a massive problem,” he said “But then, we are relying on the sponsors to have a social conscience and to do what we need them to.” email@example.com
Rugby League The Newtown Trotters Rugby Football League club officials have extended its gratitude towards residents, individuals and business houses that have rallied to pay the club affiliation in the 2018 Coca- Cola Ipatas Cup challenge. The club has 33 players in training with the coaching staff to select a final 25-man side ahead of the game this week. The majority of the players are from Southern Highlands, Enga and Hela, with the remaining from other provinces in the highlands region. The club has been in existence for two decades participating in Gomis Rugby League competition since 1998. It has won several premiership titles including the 2010 premiership and has claimed the Duma Cup with the sponsorship from Oil Min company. The club made its first appearance in the 2010 Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup Western Highlands Challenge. The club has contributed a lot of quality players to semi-professional league, the Digicel Cup. Some of these players are Mt Hagen Eagles Joseph Tei, Richard and Joseph Andrias, Mosley Tika and former Hunters and Wigmen center David Lapua. In 2004, Menzi Yere and Enga Mioks Nathan Anjo were an integral part of the Gomis Rugby League who went on to participate in the former SP Inter-City Cup. Under coaches such as Clint Avaka and rugby union official Robert Tembon, the club has been built around persistence and discipline over the years resulting in former players like PNG Kumul prop Rodney Pora. Newtown Trotters participated in the 2017 Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup Western Highlands Challenge and was the runners-up last season and is anticipating to go one step further this season with its new breed of talent that the club continues to produce.
Rugby League BY MICHAEL WARTOVO Agmark Rabaul Gurias showed class of brilliance during the Digicel Cup round 16 game at the Kalabond Oval defeating the Waghi Tumbe 20-8 on Sunday. Gurias now have moved up to second spot clear on the ladder on 23 points behind Enga Mioks who are on 24 points, the win by the Gurias on Sunday also atoned for their loss against Bintangor Goroka Lahanis the previous weekend in Goroka. In third spot are Waghi Tumbe on 21 points, Lae Snax Tigers 20, Hela Wigmen 17, Lahanis 17, Vipers 15, Muruks 13, PRK Gulf Isou 6 and Chimbu Warriors 4. Gurias, with their strong defensive play and slick passing earned them their first try in the 17th minute of the first stanza when five-eighth Solomon Pokare’s grubber into the in-goal of Tumbe saw Edward Goma scoring to put the Gurias in front by 4 points with an unsuccessful conversion attempt. The game seesawed for the last 30 minutes with Waghi Tumbe using their bigger opponents to penetrate into the Guria territory but to no avail as they opponents continued to muscle their defence and keep them in their territory. The Gurias onslaught lead by their big forwards Francis Takai and Kingston Paul were devastating causing havoc on the visitors with Tumbe trying desperately to defend their line. The home side got another chance in the 20th minute after the referee awarded a penalty for a high shot on dynamic hooker Brian Gispe in front of the Tumbe tryline. Another conversion attempt went begging. And before they could head into the sheds, Pokare again sent out one of his lengthy grubber kicks from 15m line out wide for John Ragi Jr’s try to extend the Gurias lead to 10 points. This time Pokare added the extras. Waghi Tumbe came back strongly in the second half and scored a try to winger Gary Lo who outsprinted his opposite number to score a four-pointer. They failed to find the uprights and the scores remained 10-4 to the Gurias. The Gurias regrouped soon after to send Gispe over for a well deserved try from a 40m mark to score under the black dot to put the Guria’s further in front on 16 points. Lo was in the thick of things again – this time showing his blistering pace to run 60m down the side line before offloading to his centre to score for the Tumbe to trail Gurias 16-8. But Gurias fullback Terry Wapi picked up a try to extend their lead to 20-8.
Slimani joined the Istanbul club on loan from Leicester City in the last summer transfer window.The Algerian striker is currently struggling at Fenerbahce, and ASpor say the Super Lig club are looking to bring in Adebayor, who’s expected to leave league leaders Basaksehir due to a lack of playing time.According to Aspor, if Fenerbahce manage to sign Adebayor they will try to send Slimani back to Leicester City. However, it’s not known if there’s a clause in the contract which would allow the Yellow Canaries to break their agreement with the Foxes.Embed from Getty ImagesFenerbahce have also been linked with a move for Cardiff City’s Kenneth Zohore in recent weeks, due to Slimani’s poor form in his first few months in the Super Lig.After failing to make an impact during his loan with Newcastle United last season, Slimani was hoping he could change his fortunes in Turkey, but this hasn’t been the case so far.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo ASpor report Fenerbahce are considering making a move for Emmanuel Adebayor to replace Leicester City loanee Islam Slimani.
Malappuram: The football grounds are lying still. There is no guarantee that La Liga and the Premier League, which football fans are relying on, will begin. Football lovers spend their time in social media. Various football related videos are circulating on social media. One such video is now going viral. Video by Michal Aboulaise Amarantha Balan from Mampad in Malappuram Mischal is a freak for Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi.The 12-year-old passed the ball through a loop that hung above the left corner of the goalpost. He is an avid fan of Messi, and the number 10 jersey is emulated by many, including Messi. Watch the video …Mishal is a seventh standard student of Mampad Government School, Malappuram. He started playing football with his brother Wajid since the fourth grade. Mishal would go with his brother to watch football tournaments at home, and that’s how he fell in love with football. His father is Aboulais Kaniyan, the former district goalkeeper of the district team.Now, besides the viral freaky video, there are other videos on Michal’s Instagram account. Michal had previously imitated Cristiano Ronaldo. Video …
Robert Singh defeated Gamal Khan 6-2 to win the men’s category of the inaugural Archery Guyana’s Seven Seas Indoor championships held recently at the National Gymnasium. In the first semifinal Singh and Anand Mangra ended with five points each which led to a one arrow shoot-off which Singh won.Khan won the second semi-final despite a spirited challenge from Sean Duncan who subsequently defeated Mangra 6-0 in the third place playoff.Samira Duncan won the women’s division after defeating top seed Narda Mohammed. The junior women’s final was won by Talitha Kissoon who defeated Jessica Callender while Isaac Baksh ended four points ahead of his twin Ephraim in the junior men’s division.The competition, which began with the ranking rounds to determine the pairing of the archers for the competitive elimination shootout, saw Jeewanram Persaud outshoot the more senior archers, ending in the top spot with 215 points out of a possible 360 for the men. Narda Mohamed took the top position among the women with a quality shoot of 194 points. In the junior women’s category, the top position went to Callender with Kissoon, second.The competitive championship shoot-out started immediately the lunch break and produced some major upsets with Jeewanram Persaud being defeated by Singh in the first quarterfinal. In the second quarter-final, Fabian Ramdatt suffered at the hands of Mangra and in the third quarter-final, Sean Duncan played brilliantly to defeat Elijah Johnson while in the fourth quarter final, Khan easily defeated Ryan McKinnon. Sponsored by Seven Seas, the opening remarks were made by Archery Guyana President Gamal Khan and Seven Seas Brand Manager Nirvana Thakur who later presented the prizes while the podium finishers all received medals.The archers were kept hydrated by Archery Guyana’s sponsor Oasis Water who along with the National Sports Commission were the major sponsors.
Cook Islands won the biennial event two years ago but will not defend their title, choosing to focus their limited resources on November’s Olympic Sevens Qualifier.Newcomers American Samoa open proceedings against Solomon Islands at Sir Hubert Murray Stadium, followed by hosts Papua New Guinea against Tahiti, in the first round of matches.The General Manager of Rugby PNG, Frank Genia, says pride and silverware aren’t the only things on up for grabs.”Although you could call this a dead rubber tournament, so to speak, it is crucial for the development of a lot of the Melanesian countries. For PNG in particular, we are using it as an opportunity to start to build and develop and establish our player pathways and develop our talent coming through, leading into World Cup qualifiers in two years. There’s a lot of incentive here – there’s a long road ahead – but it starts off this weekend”.The four countries will play each other once over the next nine days, with the top team declared the winner.
Lionel Messi has become the first player to win Europe’s Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the four goals he needed in Paris St Germain’s final league match of the season on Friday.Messi earned the honour, which goes to the leading scorer in league matches in Europe’s top divisions, for a record-extending sixth time after finding the net 36 times for Barcelona, while Mbappe ended the campaign on 33 goals after scoring PSG’s only goal in a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims.While Messi’s goal haul helped his side clinch the La Liga title last month the 31-year-old Argentine said earlier on Friday that he was not giving the Golden Shoe race much thought with the side still coming to terms with their Champions League semi-final elimination to Liverpool.“I haven’t been thinking about that prize at all, we are still coping with what happened against Liverpool and I’m not thinking about personal awards,” Messi told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia. (