African Senior Athletics Championship

first_img“I am very happy with everything already in place, the stadium is ready now, we have ordered and already taken delivery of some of the best equipment available in the world and the everybody is eager to see the championship take off,” Alli was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018.Alli stated that he would have been happy to roll back the years so he can compete as a jumper at this year’s African Championships having seen the facilities and equipment that are all in place for Asaba 2018.The former African Long Jump record holder also commended the LOC chairman for Asaba 2018 Solomon Ogba for his initiative to host a Delegate Registration Meeting, DRM.Alli noted that apart from the Olympic Games, Asaba 2018 is one of the few places they are having a DRM.“I must commend the LOC chairman for his initiative to have a DRM for Asaba 2018, since he has raised the bar for this edition of the African championships, future editions cannot go below the standards being set now.” He saidAlli recalled that initially, athletes at African Championships are housed in hostels before the host of one of the past editions changed the format to housing athletes in hotels.It is will now be on record that another innovation was added to biennial championships in Asaba Delta State.Over 52 African countries are expected at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships that would take place August 1-5 in Asaba, Delta State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Asaba 2018 Will Pass CAA Test, Says AlliThe Technical Director for Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, Yussuf Alli has expressed great optimism that Delta State will pass the scheduled inspection exercise by the Confederation of African Athletics, CAA this weekend.Alli stated that he is very positive because all that is required for the hosting of a successful championship is already in the place with the stadium and other equipment all on the ground as required by the CAA.last_img read more

Miami Dolphins disrupt the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak

first_imgCredit: FOX-TV Miami Dolphins disrupts the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory.The Miami Dolphins was given little hope of victory over the vaunted New England Patriots at the Hard Rock café on Monday night. In fact, the bookies had the Dolphins 11- point underdogs, and even the most dedication Dolfan gave Miami must chance.However, coming from a victory over the Denver Broncos last week from the first drive it was obvious the Dolphins came to play hard and win.D0olphins quarter back Jay Cutler who was selected from retirement to take over from the franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill had by far his best game of the season. Cutler threw three touchdowns for 263 yards including two to wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The offense was also sparked by the outstanding performance of running-back Kenyan Drake who produced 114 yards rushing and 79 receiving.But the game ball should be given to Miami Dolphins’ defense. The defense gave the consistently sharp New England quarterback Tom Brady very little time to settle and be his usual brilliant self. Brady was intercepted twice by Dolphins’ corner-back Xavien Howard and held without a third-down (0-11) conversion all night. The famous quarterback was twice and hit five times. His un-brady like stats of 24 passes in 43 attempts for 233 yards and one touchdown was testament to the aggression of Miami’s defense.With Monday night’s victory Miami has a 6-7 record for this season and still has an outside change of making the pay off with three games left, two against Division rivals, Buffalo Bills including a game in frigid Orchard Park next Sunday, and the other against the Kansas City Chiefs. If the team repeats the form it found against Denver and New England they could win these three games and be in the playoffs.Speaking to the media after Monday night’s games, winning is a big motivator, especially the mood of the victorious team in the locker room. He said the win over the Patriots will serve the team well in their remaining games.Underscoring the significance of Miami’s victory on Monday it was the first time Coach Adam Gase was leading the team in defeating New England in four tries. The Dolphins also broke the Patriots’ 14-game road winning streak, the best NFL record since San Francisco won 18 road games in a row from 1988-90.last_img read more

Cavaliers finally end season-opening slide, beat Hawks

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Spurs to retire Ginobili’s jersey in March ceremony Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Cavaliers: Sexton added eight rebounds and three assists. … Drew said he’ll consider playing Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. together. It’s an experiment with a pair of big men that would come with risks. “One of them guys is going to have to make some shots,” Drew said. “But I wouldn’t completely rule it out.” … F Kyle Korver reached 11,000 career points.ALL-STAR SELECTIONThe Cavs will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, a person familiar with the selection told The Associated Press.The league will make the announcement later this week. Cleveland submitted a bid to host an earlier event, but ongoing construction at Quicken Loans Arena made that impossible.Cleveland last hosted the All-Star Game in 1997, when the league honored its Top 50 players.UP NEXTHawks: Host Sacramento on Thursday.Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Thursday. 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 But with Larry Drew serving as Cleveland’s “acting” coach while he tries to get the team to restructure his contract, the Cavs played a complete game — Cleveland had seven players in double figures — and avoided their first 0-7 start since 1995-96.George Hill and rookie Collin Sexton scored 17 apiece, and Tristan Thompson had 13 rebounds for Cleveland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRookie Trae Young scored 24 and Alex Len 22 for the Hawks. Young scored a season-high 35 against the Cavs on Oct. 21, wrecking their home opener.The Cavs played their third straight game without forward Kevin Love, who could miss several weeks with a painful left toe injury that has bothered him since the preseason opener. The five-time All-Star said doctors are still trying to decide the best course of treatment, and to this point he has not been told he’ll need surgery. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood dunks the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 136-114 on Tuesday night in the Cavaliers’ first game since coach Tyronn Lue was fired.The Cavs came in as the NBA’s only winless team, and Lue paid the price for club’s slow start.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Until Love’s back, the Cavs will have to replace his 19 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. Someone needs to pick up the scoring slack, and Hood could be the guy.He struggled after coming over to Cleveland at the trading deadline from Utah and never found his groove. But against the Hawks, he attacked the basket and knocked down all four 3-pointers. He came in 2 for 15 behind the arc.For the first time this season, Cleveland had a halftime lead and the Cavs never let up, scoring 41 in the third quarter and 78 after halftime.TIP-INSHawks: F Taurean Prince fouled out with six minutes left. … Atlanta made 15 3-pointers. The Hawks dropped a franchise-record 22 shots from deep on their previous visit. … Young entered the game second among rookies in scoring average (18.3) and first in assists (7.0). Young became the eighth first-year player to record 35 points and have 11 assists when the teams met earlier. … Played back-to-back games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more