Coronavirus: Oshoala, Ordega, Super Falcons stars join Falz’s Bop Daddy challenge

first_img Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? As the world combats the coronavirus that has forced the suspension of leagues and competitions, footballers are also finding a way to keep busy with the viral Bop Daddy challenge. The challenge was launched by Nigerian act Falz a few days through his single titled Bop Daddy with vocals from Nigerian born UK female rapper Mz Banks.Advertisement And in two separate videos, the Super Falcons stars, including Guingamp’s Desire Oparanozie teamed up for the challenge from their various bases. The Henan Huishang duo of Onome Ebi and Chiwendu Ihezuo, Eskilstuna United’s Halimatu Ayinde, Braga’s Chinaza Uchendu, Madrid CFF duo of Rita Chikwelu and Chidinma Okeke were in the video. read also:COVID-19: Life is boring without football – Oshoala Others involved are Rivers Angels’ Tochukwu Oluehi, Avaldsnes’ Rasheedat Ajibade, Sevilla’s Uchenna Kanu, Paris FC’s Chiamaka Nnadozie and Konak Belediyespor’s Esther Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Nigeria senior women’s stars, including Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala, Shanghai’s Francisca Ordega, Eskilstuna United’s Ngozi Okobi joined their colleagues in taking part in the Bop Daddy challenge.last_img read more

Four families evacuated from Sunman apartment building

first_imgSunman, In. — The Sunman Rural Fire Department has ordered the evacuation of an apartment building at 127 South Meridian Street. Four families, a total of 16 people have been relocated to a local hotel. The Red Cross is assisting. There is no official reason given for the order.The town board will hold an emergency meeting next week to address the situation.This is a developing situation.last_img

Bowyer regrets Dyer clash

first_img He told the Evening Chronicle: “It was a moment of madness. Everybody regretted it afterwards. But we are winners. “When you play football, you have to be that way. You have to want to win. Sometimes it goes too far – that’s what happened that day. “I’m sure if we’d been winning 3-0, it would never have happened.” Newcastle had already been reduced to 10 men following defender Steven Taylor’s dismissal when Bowyer and Dyer locked horns eight minutes from time, leaving referee Barry Knight little option but to act. Bowyer said: “We were all trying to pull in the same direction and it was just a moment of madness. “Kieron’s a nice lad and I still see him. I saw him at Sir Bobby’s [Robson’s] golf day and we had a beer and a laugh.” Press Association The pair were sent off for fighting each other during the Magpies’ 3-0 home defeat by Aston Villa on April 2, 2005, and were later made to issue a shamefaced apology by then manager Graeme Souness. However, Bowyer insists they remain friends and blamed the temporary fall-out on their will to win. center_img Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer has put his infamous on-field clash with team-mate Kieron Dyer down to a “moment of madness”. last_img read more

O’Neill wants to take chance

first_img The Poles head for the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night sitting at the top of Group D, three points clear of the chasing pack with Ireland, Germany and Scotland locked together behind them. O’Neill’s men slipped off the pace when they were defeated 1-0 by the Scots in Glasgow in November, but the 63-year-old manager insists he always believed their fate would be settled in Dublin and has challenged his team to prove him right by denting Poland’s charge to the finals. But once again, the manager found himself having to defend his team, and in particular James McCarthy, after Liam Brady, for a time a member of former boss Giovanni Trapattoni’s coaching team, suggested in a newspaper column that the Everton midfielder did not have the passion to play for Ireland. O’Neill said: “People are entitled to say what they want. I wasn’t aware of it, I didn’t know that Liam had made these comments. He’s entitled to make the comments, it’s entirely his own prerogative. “James in one year has actually only played one game for us, he has only started the game against Georgia, that’s almost exactly a year, so this will be his second time around for us. “I don’t think I have any need at the moment to be questioning anyone’s passion for playing for Ireland, I genuinely don’t think that. I think I have said that a number of times. It’s not just a sound-bite, I genuinely feel that. “We might not perform as well, but that doesn’t mean that the players don’t want to play, absolutely not.” O’Neill will hope his players provide the perfect response to their detractors against Poland, although that may prove easier said than done with the visitors brimming with confidence after a near-perfect start to their campaign. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski perhaps represents the biggest threat to Irish hopes of victory, although he is far from the only danger man. O’Neill said: “He’s a top-class player, he’s one of the best strikers in European football and playing for a side that’s capable of winning any competition in Europe. “He’s very, very important to them, but he is not the only player. We have seen this in the group – they are not one-man team, they have got a number of top quality individuals playing in side which is able to create things for them, so I wouldn’t just get carried away with the one player.” Press Association Martin O’Neill has told his players to seize the moment and drag the Republic of Ireland firmly back into the race for Euro 2016 qualification against Poland. He said: “What we have to do is look at where we are at the moment: we have picked up seven points, we have played three away from home. We have given ourselves a chance. “When the draw was made and the games were set out, that was the first thing I looked at, that of the first four games, three were away from home. We could have been out of the competition before we were ever in it. “We have given ourselves a chance by winning in Georgia and getting a point in Germany. The games here were always going to be important. Now they have come around, so we are ready for them, we hope. “We have to be ready for them. There’s no point in being ready on Monday morning, let’s be ready tomorrow night. Let’s go and perform, let’s perform to the best of our ability and if we do that, we’ll go close in the game.” Such is the competition for the top two spots in the group – third place would send the occupants into the play-off scramble – that either victory or defeat this weekend could go a long way towards shaping the Republic’s destiny. Indeed, O’Neill admits coming away empty-handed would be nigh on disastrous. He said: “I think that would be a big dent. If were beaten tomorrow night, it would be a big dent in proceedings, as you would expect, so we have to try to win the game.” O’Neill was giving little or nothing away about his team selection with the final open training session suggesting he may employ a three-man defence and wing-backs against the Poles, something he would neither confirm nor deny during his pre-match press conference. last_img read more

FA Cup third round..Arsenal crash out to Forest, Newport stun Leeds

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) – Holders Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup to second-tier Nottingham Forest and Newport County stunned former winners Leeds United as the FA Cup third round burst into life on Sunday.The biggest story of the round was saved until the final kickoff of the weekend as Arsenal suffered a 4-2 defeat at the City Ground where American Eric Lichaj scored twice for the second-tier side who sacked manager Mark Warburton a week ago.Thirteen-times FA Cup winners Arsenal paid dearly for fielding a weakened side as they lost in the third round for the first time in manager Arsene Wenger’s two-decade reign.Until then fourth-tier Newport County had staked a claim for the biggest upset of the weekend with a 2-1 win over Leeds — substitute Shawn McCoulsky heading a last-minute winner the day after his 21st birthday.On Saturday 1987 winners Coventry City, who are now languishing in the fourth tier, knocked out Premier League strugglers Stoke City by the same score — a result that cost Stoke boss Mark Hughes his job.Top flight West Ham United also flirted with danger at League One (third-tier) high-flyers Shrewsbury Town on Sunday, escaping with a 0-0 draw after being largely outplayed.“We were terrible today and Shrewsbury were really good,” West Ham keeper Joe Hart, who began his career at Shrewsbury, said. “There was some terrible football played today.”Eight-times winners Tottenham Hotspur had no trouble at home to third-tier AFC Wimbledon as Harry Kane struck twice in two minutes in the second half of a 3-0 home win.Arsenal made nine changes to the side that drew impressively with Chelsea on Wednesday, although they still started heavy favourites against a Forest side featuring seven under 23s.They could have few complaints though.Lichaj gave Forest the lead and although Per Mertesacker levelled for the visitors, Lichaj scored a stunning volley to put Forest back ahead just before halftime.Penalties by Ben Brereton and Kieran Dowell sealed victory for caretaker boss Gary Brazil’s side, even if Dowell’s strike caused controversy because it appeared he had made double contact with the ball.Danny Welbeck had pulled Arsenal back to 3-2.“This has got to be something we build on,” Brazil, trying to revive the former English and European champions from the lower regions of the Championship, said.“This football club should be playing against the Arsenals of this world, and they should be beating them.”Wenger, who watched from the stands because of a three-match touchline ban, refused to blame his team selection.“We played a very good Forest team who were sharp and focused. The challenges were decisive. Overall our performance wasn’t good enough,” he said.“When you don’t win the selection is always questioned. I believe we had an experienced team — eight or nine internationals. It would be easy to think that was the problem.”Earlier in the day Rodney Parade in south Wales had supplied some old-fashioned Cup magic as Newport became the latest underdogs to embarrass once mighty Leeds — sparking a joyful pitch invasion by the home faithful.Gaetano Berardi’s deflected ninth-minute strike had looked like winning the tie for Leeds, who were knocked out by minor league Sutton United last season, but Conor Shaughnessy’s own goal 15 minutes from time set up a thrilling climax.McCoulsky ensured it was one of the best days in modest Newport’s history with an unstoppable header.“I can’t remember most of it, it was a blur to be honest. It is definitely one of my best goals, to knock Leeds out of the FA Cup is what dreams are made of,” he said.Leeds also suffered a shock Cup defeat across the other side of the Severn Bridge in 2002, falling to Cardiff at a time when Leeds were Premier League title contenders.To complete a dismal day for Leeds they had substitute Samuel Saiz sent off in stoppage time.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Sakho Fails Drug Test

first_imgHe scored in the 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund on 14 April which secured their place in the semi-finals.Sakho’s Liverpool team-mate Kolo Toure was banned for six months in 2011 while at Manchester City after testing positive for a weight-loss drug contained within “water tablets” recommended to him by his wife. A similar ban for Sakho would rule him out of Euro 2016 in France, which starts on June 10.RESULTS & FIXTURESPREMIERSHIPMan City 4 – 0 StokeBournemouth 1 – 4 ChelseaAston Villa 2 – 4 SouthamptonLiverpool 2 – 2 NewcastleSunderland vs Arsenal 2:05pmLeicester vs Swansea 4:15pmFA CUPMan United 2-1 EvertonCrystal Palace vs Watford 4pmLA LIGARayo Vallecano 2-3 Real MadridAtletico Madrid 1-0 MalagaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is being investigated by Uefa after failing a drugs test. Although the France international, 26, is not officially suspended, he will “not be available” for selection during the investigation, Liverpool said.BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis said Sakho failed a test after the Europa League victory over Manchester United on March 17. It is thought Sakho tested positive for a type of fat burner, said Dennis.The player has until Tuesday to request analysis of the B sample. In a statement, Uefa said “there are no disciplinary proceedings opened at this stage”. Sakho, an £18m signing from Paris St-Germain in 2013, has played 34 games for Liverpool this season, including 10 in the Europa League.last_img read more

South-south Congress to Host Grand Reception for Pinnick

first_imgObaseki, said he has taken personal interest in the progress of the NFF President, because of his sagacity, readiness to learn and application of his energetic youthfulness to bringing the best to Nigerian, continental and global football at the highest level.“He is indeed a son in whom the whole of the South-south is well pleased,”Obaseki was quoted as saying last weekend.The South-south region comprises Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River , Delta, Edo and Rivers states.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The South-south Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled plans for a grand reception for NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who was recently elected into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He was also recently appointed a member of the all-powerful FIFA Organising Committee.Spokesman of the South-south Congress and Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya, said in a statement yesterday that the event scheduled for Saturday, May 20th will hold at Government House, Benin City, with top dignitaries from across the region and indeed the nation in attendance.Edo Sate Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is the Chief Host, even as indications have emerged that other state Chief Executives from across the region are expected or will send delegates to the event. The reception has been fixed for 6:30pm on the day.last_img read more

Colgate volleyball blanks Syracuse, 3-0

first_img Published on August 26, 2017 at 11:15 pm Contact David: Comments UPDATED: Aug. 27, 2017 at 12:02 a.m.The Colgate fan base stood on its feet. It was the loudest the gym had been all game. They had just watched the Red Raiders last five set points, keeping the once-lost second set alive. If Colgate won the next point, it would control a two-set advantage. Moments later, junior Jaelah Hutchinson spiked the ball between three diving Syracuse players, capturing the decisive set, 28-26. SU head coach Leonid Yelin stared into blank space for a moment, stood up and silently led his sullen team into the meeting room as those in burgundy and grey continued to roar with excitement.Syracuse (2-2) did not stop Colgate (4-0) when it mattered on Saturday night. A total of six lost set points left the Orange without anything to show for in a 3-0 loss in its final game of this weekend’s Syracuse tournament at the Women’s Building. Earlier on Saturday, the Orange bounced back from offensive errors in Friday night’s loss to Grand Canyon with a shutout performance against Niagara. SU did not carry the momentum into the second game of the doubleheader. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You can try to get as close as possible (to recreating a set point environment) in practice, but they all know it can’t be replicated” Yelin said. “To get experience you have to play in these situations.”Frustration loomed in the SU meeting room. Talking was at a minimum. The players and coach tried to grasp how a game that could have been 2-0 in their favor ended in a 0-3 loss.The second set was not the only one the Orange failed to execute on a set point. SU led in the first set, 24-23, when an attack error by Santita Ebangwese followed by two Red Raider kills handed the first set to the away team.“We try to play every point like it’s zero to zero” senior Belle Sand said. “During a set point, you can’t get tight. You have to stay loose.”“You were seeing balls hit our platforms that weren’t hitting during the rest of the game,” Sand added.The story has been updated for appropriate style.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

5 Syracuse alumni relive Orange’s past at MLL All-Star Game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Kevin Rice wound up along the hash marks about 15 yards from the cage and released a low screaming shot which beat John Galloway low and away for a goal in the first quarter of Thursday night’s MLL All-Star Game.Rice, a 2015 graduate of Syracuse, fist pumped before being congratulated by several teammates as Galloway (‘11), broke down the goal with his defense. Down the other end of the field stood the youngest of the bunch, Brandon Mullins (16’), while former teammates Matt Abbott (‘09) and Joel White (‘11) greeted each other throughout the game before lining up on opposite sides of the 50 yard-line for faceoffs.“It’s awesome,” Rice said. “You sort of cross the generations of Syracuse lacrosse. I didn’t get to play with Galloway, Matt Abbott or Joel White. So it’s nice to play with and against them at this level.”Brandon Mullins (left) and Kevin Rice (right) pose together after the game. Josh Schafer | Sports EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the Team USA vs. MLL All-Stars, five former Syracuse players suited up in total, Galloway and White for Team USA and the other three as MLL All-Stars. All five currently play in the MLL and are among the 17 active former Orange players in the league. Three teams, the Atlanta Blaze, Dallas Rattlers and the Florida Launch each have four SU players on their rosters.Syracuse was the third most represented university on the field, tied with Johns Hopkins and trailing just Duke and Maryland. All five SU alumni wore the numbers they donned for the Orange: White and Mullins duplicated as No. 11’s, Galloway dressed in No. 15, Rice wore the famed No. 22 and Abbott was in his traditional No. 3.“I think coming from a school like Syracuse you’re part of a family,” Mullins said. “Whenever we play each other we’ll take the extra time to see how each other is doing and catch up a little bit.”Abbott and White did just that before a faceoff in the first quarter. The two former teammates paused before the action continued, slapped hands and shared a brief embrace.“It was the first time I’ve seen him this summer but always good to see him,” Abbott said. “I liked it a lot better when he was in the same color jersey as me.”For Galloway and White, the 15-14 loss to the MLL All-Stars carried a little more weight than a normal mid-summer showcase. Thursday marked Team USA’s last live scrimmage before it travels to Netanya, Israel, at the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship in July.White and Galloway also play on the Rattlers together and White said since the pair started playing together in 2008, he hasn’t played in front of another goalie.“I think Syracuse really represents itself well in the lacrosse world,” Galloway said. “You see it in the MLL, but there are so many ambassadors of our sport. I think coach Simmons started that and it’s so important at that school, lacrosse is big deal.”“So for us to be able to continue to play our playing career professionally keeps Syracuse in the main fold, and hopefully we’ll continue to do so for years to come.” Published on June 28, 2018 at 11:04 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44center_img Commentslast_img read more

Medals for Ireland in European Rowing Championships

first_imgIreland have won three medals in what’s been a brilliant morning at the European Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic.Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll secured a gold medal with a fantastic performance in the men’s lightweight pairs final.The Skibbereen duo started in lane 1 and pulled away after taking the lead at the 600 metre mark. Just moments later their clubmate Denise Walsh went on to win a silver medal in the women’s lightweight single skulls.Walsh was fourth after 1000 metres but a brilliant finish saw her claim second spot.And then Gary and Paul O’Donovan made it a hat-trick of medals for the Skibbereen club when they won a silver medal in the men’s lightweight double skulls.The brothers were out of the medal contention for much of the race before their trademark strong finish gave them second place by just half a second.last_img read more