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Maria Bulanova Named Southland Bowling League Bowler of the Year

first_img Name School Cl. Hometown Allie Leiendecker Louisiana Tech Fr. Wooster, Ohio Mabel Cummins Vanderbilt Fr. Elburn, Ill. Madison McCall Tulane Jr. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Carlene Beyer Stephen F. Austin So. Ogdensburg, Wis. Name School Cl. Hometown Samantha Gainor Vanderbilt Jr. Chesterfield, Mich. Name School Cl. Hometown Julia Huren Arkansas State Sr. Westland, Mich. Lynne Fishler Sam Houston State Sr. Ramat Efal, Israel Elise Chambers Sam Houston State So. Ocoee, Fla. Katelyn Dickerson Sam Houston State Sr. Painesville, Ohio Maria Bulanova Vanderbilt Sr. Moscow, Russia 2019-20 Southland Bowling League Second Team 2019-20 Southland Bowling League Third Team Adel Wahner Vanderbilt Sr. Las Cruces, N.M. Emma Stull Arkansas State Fr. Raleigh, N.C. Angelique Dalesandro Vanderbilt So. Rolling Meadows, Ill. Taylor Davis Arkansas State Jr. Naperville, Ill. Bea Hernandez Sam Houston State So. Manila, Philippines FRISCO, Texas – Vanderbilt’s Maria Bulanova was named Bowler of the Year, the Southland Bowling League announced Monday. Bulanova, a senior, claims the award for the second-consecutive year and leads the All-SBL teams with another first team distinction. Joining Bulanova among the list of individual award winners is Louisiana Tech’s Allie Leiendecker, who was tabbed the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Youngstown State’s Doug Kuberski was voted Coach of the Year, marking the first coaching honor in league history. The SBL’s Bowler of the Year award is presented by Ready Nutrition.Bulanova capped a senior campaign with her 15th all-tournament honor of her collegiate career. The senior from Moscow, Russia, concluded the regular season with a league-best 21.26 individual overall frame scoring average, along with a 90.0 traditional fill percentage. She registered a 53.9-percent overall strike average and a team-leading 601 strikes throughout the 2019-20 season.Leiendecker closed out a stellar freshman season after tabbing a traditional frame average of 20.67 in order to rank second in the SBL. She stacked up 540 strikes throughout the 2019-20 season and capped the year for the Lady Techsters as the February Bowler of the Month. Her efforts were awarded with a spot on the All-SBL second team, securing LA Tech’s spot among the postseason rosters.Youngstown State’s Doug Kuberski was voted the league’s Coach of the Year after turning the Penguins’ into a regular program in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Top-25 Poll. Kuberski had YSU trending up all season long and even pushed the Penguins to program-best No. 7 ranking in the March poll release.In addition to the yearly honors, the league also announced the 2019-20 Southland Bowling League postseason squads, which features three teams comprised of five student-athletes each. Vanderbilt leads the way with five selections in total and a pair of honorees on the first team. Sam Houston State comes in next with four selections, followed by Arkansas State’s three honorees. Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin and Tulane round out the postseason distinctions with one selection apiece.The 2019-20 Southland Bowling League All-Conference teams are chosen based on the Player Composite Performance Index (PCPI) of the league’s top 15 bowlers throughout the season.Bowler of the Year: Maria Bulanova, VanderbiltNewcomer of the Year: Allie Leiendecker, Louisiana TechCoach of the Year: Doug Kuberski, Youngstown State2019-20 Southland Bowling League First Teamlast_img read more

Mirandés leaves San Sebastián alive and the semifinal of Copa will be decided in Anduva

first_imgA gray Real Sociedad wins by the minimum (2-1) to Iraola’sMatheus’s goal gives a lot of life to those of Miranda de Ebro The ‘rojillos’ were stretched on a shot by Álvaro Rey with more danger than Remiro imagined and shortly thereafter came the draw after a sensational robbery by Malsa. The ball fell on Mattheus’s feet and the rest was as usual. Trimming and stumbling shot that could not stop the San Sebastian goal.The goal was the sixth of Mattheus in the Cup, who has a special idyll with the ‘K.O’ tournament, after complicating the life of Le Normand, and surprising the old Anoeta with an excellent resource to define in the heart of the area. The goal blew up the thousand followers of the Mirandés who traveled to Euskadi.However, before the break, the Royal Society found excessive prize in a personal play by Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian shot Limones, his rejection was not taken advantage of by Portu, but a second rejection returned to the boots of the player assigned by Real Madrid, who this time did not forgive to place the 2-1.Everything indicated that the second part would serve the ‘txuri urdines’ to extend the rent and leave the tie very on track, but quite the opposite. Those of Iraola rearmed defensively and endured perfectly. Of course, the home enjoyed up to two clear occasions through the mediation of Portu and Isak, the Swede went empty for the first time in the last seven games.Antonio Sánchez also tried his luck with a shot from a distance, but he didn’t beat Remiro either. The game ended with the result at the break and with the feeling that Mirandés will have many options to play the first final of its history on March 4.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: REAL SOCIEDAD, 2 – MIRANDÉS, 1 (2-1, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS.REAL SOCIETY: I remove; Zaldua, Aritz (Guevara, min. 68), Le Normand, Monreal; Merino, Zubeldia, Odegaard; Portu (Januzaj, min.77), Isak (Willian José, min.68) and Oyarzabal.MIRANDÉS CD: Lemons; A.Gonzalez, Onaindia, S.Gonzalez, Kijera; Malsa, Antonio Sánchez (Álvaro Peña, min. 77), Rey (Vicente, min. 86), Guridi, Merquelanz; and Mattheus (De Sousa, min. 70).– GOALS:1 – 0, min. 9, Oyarzabal, penalty.1 – 1, min. 40, Mattheus.2 – 1, min. 42, Odegaard.–REFEREE: Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño). Amonestó with yellow card to Monreal (min.17), Oyarzabal (min.48) and Zaldua (min.82) in the Real Sociedad; and to Kijera (min. 45) in Mirandés.–STADIUM: Reale Arena. 35,194 spectators. The Mirandés came out with a lot of life from San Sebastián after falling in the first round of semifinals by the minimum (2-1) and will play in Anduva with many options to fight for their first Copa del Rey final, while the Royal Society wasted the opportunity to leave the qualifying hearing for sentencing.The reddish box, in the semifinals for the second time in its history, gave face in Donosti and did it with a version of a lot of work, a lot of courage and a lot of daring. Andoni Iraola’s pupils were not impressed by either the stage, or the rival, or the pressure that history added to them.And that the movie did not start in the best possible way for the Castilian-Leonese. At seven minutes, a discreet Odei penalty on Portu was decreed as a maximum penalty by Gil Manzano and the VAR did not have to interfere with the decision of the referee. Oyarzabal launched from eleven meters and demonstrated its enormous reliability. Seven penalties and seven goals.The 1-0 did not intimidate the Burgos, quite the contrary, who bet on the counterattack and the speed of their gangs to disturb those of Imanol Alguacil. The Real was far from its best level, but the difference in category was already a plus that was noticed from the beginning. However, the Mirandés did not hit the knee and never gave up.center_img Photo: EFElast_img read more

‘Busy’ makes push for ‘peace and love’

first_imgWell-known charity football organiser, Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell, made a passionate plea to the lovers and supporters of the game to play their part in assisting him to help save the lives of endangered young men of the inner-city communities of Allman Town, Kingston Gardens, Woodford Park, Rae Town, Franklyn Town, Tel Aviv and Rose Gardens, who are caught in a life of crime, violence and gang warfare.calling for volunteersCampbell has organised the Peace and Love Six-a-Side Football Competition, scheduled to begin in November, for youths from the respective communities and he is calling on coaches, administrators, former referees and players and persons generally interested in the game to volunteer their time to help mentor these young men.”Talents abound in these communities and all they seek is an opportunity,” Campbell commented at the launch of the Bell/Ziadie Memorial at Cuddyz on Tuesday.”Even though we have numerous schoolboy football competitions, there are many young men in the inner-cities if given the opportunity may just one day make the national team,” he continued.’Busy’, as he is popularly called, said he is willing to escort anyone who is interested in the project to these communities. He strongly believes this gesture would go a far way in helping to inspire some of these young men and assist in forging friendships and peace and love in these (gang) war torn communities, which in the long run will help to stem the scourge of crime engulfing the nation.”Fostering peaceful and loving relationships in communities is the only way we will see a reduction in crime. These young men are crying out for help and no one has the time to listen. So I am asking those who can to spend some time mentoring the young men from these communities,” he said.He added: “In life, the most important thing for me is respect, not money, not power, not glory. Once I have respect, I am okay.”last_img read more

PSC halts sale of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans The Razon group promised to preserve the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Rizal pool, Rizal ballpark and Rizal Football Stadium, the four main facilities identified as historical, but will build high-rise condominiums and commercial establishments within the walls of the RMSC.“It’s more of listening to the athletes, to the Filipinos that majority would like to preserve the place,’’ said Ramirez, who had sleepless nights before the PSC terminated the deal with Manila through a letter sent to Estrada.The PSC chief consulted Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Presidential Adviser Dennis Uy and other officials in Malacanang as well as his two sons in London and in California before the PSC board decided to stop the negotiations.“My oldest son, Omar, even told me not to leave Rizal memorial and preserve the interests of the athletes. They’re my family. It’s a big thing if the closest people to you say no,’’ said Ramirez.According to Ramirez, they’re looking at constructing one building that could house at least five to eight sports while they keep the historical facilities intact.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES They will also tap an architectural or engineering firm to come up with the master plan of the new RMSC with the construction projected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “After one year of negotiations, it was not the price but it was more of preserving what Rizal Memorial really stands for,’’ said PSC chair Butch Ramirez after the agency ended the negotiations with Manila for its possible sale.Apart from taking care of the national athletes, Ramirez is also concerned about the historical structures housed inside the 10-hectare training venue and will work together with the National Commission for Culture and Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for its renovation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“In the course of our negotiations, it was identified as a heritage site. We can move out of Rizal Memorial and Manila can take over but I don’t want to be blamed by the athletes and the Filipino people,’’ said Ramirez.Top Manila officials led by mayor Joseph Estrada seriously considered selling the 83-year-old complex to the group of businessman Enrique Razon. A source said it was estimated to be sold at P10-P15 billion. View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex will stay on as a concrete reminder of the country’s rich sports history.The Philippine Sports Commission has decided to keep the sprawling sports center in Manila and rehabilitate the facilities inside to continue serving the needs of the national athletes.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ginebra rips Kia for back-to-back wins 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Austria ‘willing to wait’ for SMB top pick Standhardinger The 31-year-old’s best effort came with a final defeat by David Nalbandian in 2007.Race to London hots upThe hard courts at Bercy will also see the final two places for the World Tour Finals decided, with seven players still hunting a ticket to London.Belgian David Goffin and US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta currently hold the seventh and eighth spots.But Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille all remain in contention.Former US Open champion del Potro has made a stunning late charge after sitting 47th in the points standings only two months ago.The 29-year-old reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, beating Federer on the way, before also making the Shanghai Masters last four and winning in Stockholm ahead of his runner-up effort in Basel.That makes the Argentinian the form man going into Paris, where he will play either Italian Paolo Lorenzi or qualifier Joao Sousa in round two.Frenchman Pouille is also making a last-gasp bid for a place at the eight-man season-ending finals, after beating his compatriot Tsonga to win his third title of the year in Vienna on Sunday.The 23-year-old will have to at least make the final in front of his home crowd, but was given a boost when handed Federer’s place in the draw.Pouille, the only man to win tournaments on clay, grass and hard courts this year, is not seeded to face a top-10 player until the quarter-finals, where he is due to face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem. /cbb Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Federer, who could have still usurped Nadal at the top of the rankings with titles in the French capital and at the World Tour Finals in London, pulled out of the final event of the regular season to protect a back problem.The 36-year-old said winning his eighth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro left him unfit to play at the Bercy Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I am very sorry to have to pull out of the Paris Masters but my body needs a rest after Basel,” said the Swiss legend.“I’ve played a lot of tennis this year and need to make sure I look after my physical wellbeing if I want to continue to compete at the highest level for years to come. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments LATEST STORIES 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 “I love to play at Bercy, it’s a few times now that I’ve not played there. It’s a tough one but they have to understand that it’s for the cause of staying injury-free and healthy.“I’d like to be fully fit for London and for 2018.”Top seed Nadal, who has a bye for the first round in Paris, just needs to win his opening second-round clash to secure the top ranking heading into next year.The Spaniard, who claimed his 10th French Open title and the US Open crown to take his Grand Slam tally to 16 major titles this season, will start his campaign against either German serve-and-volleyer Mischa Zverev or promising South Korean Hyeon Chung.Despite his love affair with the clay of Roland Garros, Nadal has never won the Paris Masters in five previous attempts at the indoor tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rafael Nadal. AP FILEPARIS, France — Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament.The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles each.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Parking in Georgetown now reduced to $200 an hour – Cush

first_imgKamau Cush, the Director of Smart City Solutions – the company contracted by the Mayor and City Council to install parking meters in Georgetown – has announced that upon installation, the parking meters will charge 0 per hour.Kamau Cush30This announcement was made on Tuesday during a parking meter consultation session held in the conference room of the National Library.According to Cush, this new figure of $200 for every hour of parking along the streets of Georgetown has “gained universal acceptance.” Prior to this reduced fee, it was reported in the media that the company was seeking to solicit $500 per hour of parking; a figure that did not resonate well with the populace after it was announced. Speaking on behalf of Cush, media personality Mondale Smith highlighted that “special arrangements” will be made with regard to parking in specific areas along the streets of the capital city.“Based upon where you will park, there are special arrangements for that,” Smith said.During the early part of June 2016, Cush shared with media operatives that 3000 spaces would be allocated for parking, with a parking meter attached to every 10 spaces, so a total of 300 parking meters would be installed in busy areas around the City. He had said that the meters would hold a charge of $125 every 15 minutes, allowing an expected yearly income of approximately $100-$200 million.However, according to Smith, who was speaking with visible agreement from Cush at the consultation session on Tuesday, there has never been mention of $500 per hour being contemplated.“We don’t know how $500 an hour came about but it made its rounds in the media. The Mayor afterwards made it categorical that $500 was never on the negotiation table for parking meters. The Town Clerk iterated that $500 was never on the table,” Smith asserted.However, during an interview with the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green on Monday, she mentioned that during the Attorney General’s review of the contract for the parking meters, recommendations were made with regard to the rate being charged by the parking meters.Chase Green also told Guyana Times that the report which was submitted to be reviewed stated the parking meter fee as $500 an hour, adding that this cost was to be reduced.“There are some issues; we talked about – the pricing because the report went with the $500 an hour. There is to be discussions of a reduction,” she had stated.Over the past few months, the parking meter contract has come under fire from all sections of the public, but the Government has reassured stakeholders that it has found nothing illegal in the contract which was signed with Smart City Solutions Inc.But the Ministry of Finance, who was also tasked with reviewing the contract and providing Cabinet with a report, had outlined with respect to the financial implications of the contract that “Government procurement practices may have been violated, in that a tender was not advertised and bids were reviewed for acceptance based on certain criteria and as such justifies a revoking of the contract by Government and the re-tendering.” According to the report from the Finance Ministry, “there are grounds for the contract to be withdrawn and the related damages assessed and paid subject to M&CC producing a feasibility study that provides the national government a clear picture of the demand analysis, financial analysis, socio-economic cost benefit analysis, risk analysis, technological alternatives and production plan, human resources, location plan and implementation.”The Ministry’s report also unearthed that the concessions granted under the contract were monopolistic in nature since it blocked any form of local competition for the duration of the 49 years of the contract life. Transparency International Guyana Inc (TIGI) is of the opinion that the deal is shrouded in unaccountability and ambiguity.“TIGI is of the view that the handling of the parking meter project by the Georgetown Municipality and its response to relevant queries exhibit a dearth of democratic principles and disdain for citizens that would lead to a feeling of exclusion, and alienation from the decision-making process. These failures serve as a strong contradiction to the purpose of local government,” TIGI President Troy Thomas had said in a recent statement. He said there was no open tendering for the project and there was “handpicking” of a contractor and Councillors to conduct due diligence in Mexico. “This was perhaps necessary as it was a fool’s errand from the onset against the backdrop of an already signed contract, which positioned it in the interest of the Mayor to find the firm suitable or even exceeding the requirements,” he added.Thomas stated that there ought to be transparency and accountability in the operations of local government and the views of the people must be respected. He contended that the project being allowed to continue in its current state despite a legal basis for enacting a new and transparent process was a telling blow to “transparency, accountability and good governance”.last_img read more

Locals dominate the all-Big West awards

first_imgMany athletes with local ties took all the top honors when Big West basketball honors were announced Monday. Former San Bernardino Valley College standout Aaron Nixon has been named player of the year on the men’s side while former Cal State San Bernardino coach Larry Reynolds, rounding out his fifth year at Long Beach State, is the coach of the year. Sophomore forward Toni Thomas (Miller HS) of Cal State Fullerton was named to the first team. She averaged a conference-high 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. SCIAC HONORS Senior Amir Mazarei of the University of Redlands and sophomore Trenecca Jones of La Verne were the SCIAC Athletes of the week for their play the final week of the regular season. Jones, a sophomore forward from Ontario, led the conference in scoring (17.6 ppg),rebounding (10.8 rpg) and field goal percentage (.524). She had 37 points and 14 rebounds against Occidental and tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds against Pomona-Pitzer the last week of the season. Mazarei helped the Bulldogs to a tie for second in the conference, the best finish by the school since 1992. He chalked up 37 points against Whittier, highlighted by nine 3-pointers, and closed out the season with 20 points, six steals, four rebounds and two assists against Caltech. SBVC-CHAFFEY BASEBALL San Bernardino Valley College has been using Fiscalini Field for its home games this year. But Saturday’s noon doubleheader against Chaffey will be held at the University of Redlands. The teams kick off the series with a 2 p.m. game Thursday at Chaffey. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nixon and Reynolds propelled the 49ers to a 22-7 record and a first-place regular-season finish for just the second time since 1977. Reynolds is 40-19 over the last two years. Nixon, a senior guard, averaged 18.4 points and 3.1 assists per game. He scored 20 or more nine times with a career-high of 35 coming against UC Santa Barbara. He also had two last-second, game-winning 3-pointers, one against Santa Barbara and the other against Loyola Marymount. center_img Teammate Kevin Houston (San Gorgonio HS) was named to the second team. The senior point guard averaged 11.6 points and 4.3 assists. Forward Henrik Thomsen of UC Riverside was selected freshman of the year. UC Riverside was well represented on the women’s side, with John Margaritis getting coach of the year and junior forward Kemie Nkele earning player of the year honors. Nkele averaged 16 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game in helping UCR to a conference title. The Highlanders were also represented by honorable mention selections Amber Cox, Roney Friend and Seyram Gbewonyo. Guard Brittany Waddell (Hesperia HS) earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. She averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds off the bench with a team-high 48 3-pointers. last_img read more

In pics: K’Ogalo gets better of Ingwe in derby

first_imgGor Mahia FC players jam keeper Shabaan Odhoji celebrating his penalty save as they beat AFC Leopards 5-4 on penalties in the Hull City play off match in Nakuru on May 1. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUGoalkeeper Shabaan Odhoji was the hero of the side, saving one penalty as Gor came out winners following a 0-0 stalemate in regulation time.First choice Boniface Oluoch paved way for the former Nakuru All Stars shot stopper a minute to full time and at one point was agitated when the sub took too long.Gor Mahia goalkeeper SHabaan Odhoji makes a penalty save during the Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards Hull City Challenge match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 1. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULULater after the match, Gor coach Dylan Kerr disclosed to Capital Sport that Oluoch had made it clear pre-match he wanted Odhoji to go in for the penalties.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr is hoisted high by fans after the side beat AFC Leopards in the Hull City challenge match on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUKerr has had a troubled week with Gor Mahia fans on social media after his heavy worded tongue lashing of his players following the 2-2 draw with Mathare United over the weekend.But on Sunday, they quickly forgot that and he duly sang the K’Ogalo anthem with them after the final whistle.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr pushes his fist up in the air in celebration after the side beat AFC Leopards in the Hull City challenge match on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe fans turned out in large numbers on Labor Day, filling the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru to capacity.Gor Mahia fans celebrate after the side beat AFC Leopards in the Hull City challenge match on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAnd as always, they didn’t pass up the chance of documenting the victorious day on their Smart gadgets sharing, tweeting and instagramming the victorious day away.Gor Mahia fans celebrate as their side beat arch rivals AFC Leopards during the Hull City Challenge Cup in Nakuru on May 1. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUPerhaps AFC Leopards’ brightest star from Tuesday’s match was goalkeeper Ezekiel Owade who made his first start for them and made a huge impression keeping a clean sheet.AFC Leopards goalkeeper Ezekiel Owade attempts to make a penalty save during the Hull City Challenge match on May 1, in Nakuru. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUFor those who didn’t make it to the Afraha Stadium, the match was streamed live across all major TV stations and for those who listened to the Swahili commentary, these were the figures who delivered it.Former Ulinzi Stars head coach Yussuf Chippo (left) was part of the Media Pro commentary team alongside KBC’s Michael Were Mukhusia. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAt half time, the crowd went boners in celebration as one of the most revered figure across the fan base of both teams, former Premier Raila Odinga touched down with a chopper for the second half.Baba, Raila Odinga disembarks from his chopper after arriving at the Afraha Stadium for the Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards Hull City Challenge matcch on May 1. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUIn his chopper, he was joined by AFC Leopards legend Joe Kadenge while in a second chopper, Ingwe patron and Nairobi senator Johnston Sakaja, also arrived to cheer his side.Choppers carrying former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe guests walked majestically across the pitch to the VIP dias much to the cheer of the capacity crowd.L-R: SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, AFC Leopards legend Joe Kadenge and Nairobi Senator Johnston Sakaja arrive for the Mashemeji Derby. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUWhile AFC Leopards switch attention to the KPL where they face Chemelil Sugar on Sunday, Gor will be ‘going international’ as they travel to face Rayon Sport in their first CAF Confederations Cup Group D clash away in Kigali, Rwanda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi and AFC leopards defender Mike Kibwage share some words of friendship after K’Ogalo beat AFC Leopards 5-4 on post match penalties to win the Hull City Challenge match on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, May 2- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia got the better of eternal rivals AFC Leopards 5-4 on post-match penalties to win the ‘Hull City Challenge’ match on Tuesday in Nakuru. Here are some of the glitzy images from the crunch at the Afraha Stadium.Gor Mahia winger Boniface Omondi attempts to block a clearance from AFC Leopards defender Mike Kibwage during the Hull City Challenge match in Nakuru on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThis is the second consecutive time Gor are playing a team from the United Kingdom having faced English premier League side Everton in a friendly match in July last year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where K’Ogalo lost 2-1.last_img read more

Man who bombed Dortmund team bus faces verdict

first_imgThe court in the western city of Dortmund will have to decide whether he is guilty of 28 counts of attempted murder, which would carry a maximum term of life in prison.The trained electrician also faces charges of causing an explosion and two counts of causing serious injury, as the blasts wounded Spanish defender Marc Bartra and a police officer on a motorcycle.After an 11-month trial, justice Peter Windgaetter was expected to announce the verdict around 2pm local time (4pm EAT).Wenergold had stayed in the same hotel as the team when he launched the attack on April 11, 2017 as the bus was heading for a Champions’ League match against Monaco.He had hidden in a hedge three explosive devices, each of which contained up to a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of a hydrogen peroxide mixture and about 65 cigarette-sized metal bolts.Wenergold had left letters suggesting an Islamist terrorist motive at the scene, sparking initial alarm about a possible jihadist attack.– Market gamble –Wenergold’s defence lawyer Carl Heydenreich said his client had hoped to spark panic and terror, not to wound or kill people, and asked for lenient punishment well below 10 years’ prison.Heydenreich blamed the defendant’s “narcissistic personality” and told the court Wenergold had wanted to “commit the perfect crime to please his ego — he wanted the gains without doing harm”.Prosecutors called this claim “nonsense” and argued that the defendant had aimed to kill as many players as possible.Wenergold had bought put options and contracts worth some 26,000 euros (Sh2.9mn) — essentially a bet on the club’s share price falling — and had hoped to gain half a million euros (Sh58mn), said prosecutors.Police escort Dortmund’s players after their team bus was caught in a bomb blast April 11, 2017 © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZThe defendant reportedly drew attention to himself at the hotel, first by insisting on a window room facing the front and then, in the chaos after the blasts, by calmly walking into its restaurant to order a steak.Police arrested Wenergold 10 days after the attack.Several players of Borussia Dortmund, the current Bundesliga leaders, gave emotional testimony during the trial about the trauma they suffered.Dortmund’s Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki was one of the players who appeared as a witness © dpa/AFP / Ina FassbenderA day after the attack, Dortmund played their postponed game against Monaco and lost, prompting then coach Thomas Tuchel to rail against UEFA for not giving the players time to come to terms with their fear before returning to the pitch.Wenergold, who confessed to the attack in January, voiced his regret last week when he told the court: “I would like to apologise to everybody.”If found guilty, Wenergold faces a maximum term of life in prison, although in Germany parole is usually granted after 15 years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Prosecutors say Sergej Wenergold had hoped to profit financially from the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortumund team bus © dpa/AFP / Bernd ThissenDORTMUND, Germany, Nov 27 – A Russian-born German man who launched a shrapnel bomb attack on the team bus of football club Borussia Dortmund last year, wounding two people, faces his verdict and sentence Tuesday.Sergej Wenergold, 29, had hoped to profit financially from the attack by betting on an anticipated plunge in the club’s stock market value, say prosecutors.last_img read more

Balotelli back to Milan: Former Liverpool boss says Rodgers will be ‘delighted’

first_imgRoy Evans believes Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to be shot of Mario Balotelli.The Liverpool boss hoped to help the maverick striker find his best form after landing him in a £16million deal from AC Milan last summer.But the gamble backfired last season and Rodgers has decided to cut his losses, with the 25-year-old heading back to Milan after just one year on Merseyside.Evans feels Balotelli only has himself to blame for his failure to make an impact at Anfield and says it is the right call to ditch the Italy international.“We all know he has got a lot of talent, but he has got to start thinking it is not just about Mario, it is about the team,” the former Liverpool manager told talkSPORT.“I would have liked to have seen him come to us and be a success but he didn’t seem to have the mentality to do that.“From Liverpool’s point of view, if they can get him out they will be delighted.”last_img read more

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