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Former Nigeria coach Oliseh raises alarm over Ndidi’s new role at Leicester City

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has raised alarm over Wilfred Ndidi’s new centre-back position at Leicester City, saying ‘it’s not suitable for the player’. When Leicester City were faced by a defensive crisis before their opening Premier League game of the season, attentions quickly switched to Ndidi, who was tipped to feature in central defence. With Johnny Evans and captain Wes Morgan unable to feature for varying reasons (the former is still serving a three-game suspension from last season while the latter got injured in a pre-season fixture vs Sheffield Wednesday), Brendan Rodgers knew he had only one fit centre-back in Caglar Soyuncu. Speaking on Sports radio 88.9 FM, Oliseh blamed Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, for experimenting with Ndidi’s career by changing him from defensive midfielder to manage the central defence. According to Oliseh, playing in the central defence will not help the Super Eagles player because he is not originally for that position.Advertisement Loading… center_img He, however, appealed to Rodgers to return Ndidi back to his normal position and hire fresh legs to fill the vacuum already created by the absence of the two Leicester’s defenders. read also:Oliseh urges fans to pray for Man Utd star after latest injury Although, Ndidi has been showing good promises in that new role especially when he was drafted into the centre-back in their opening Premier League game against the newly-promoted side, the Baggies. The Nigeria international paired Caglar Soyuncu at the heart of the Foxes’ defence following the unavailability of Jonny Evans, Wes Morgan and Filip Benkovic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 5th Test: Having an extra bowler helps, says Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah after the stumps of Day 2 of the ongoing fifth Test at the Oval said that not having an extra bowler let England make a comeback in the Test match with the English tail-enders contributing a maximum portion of the runs. “When you have an extra bowler, it gives you some cushion while bowling. When you bowl with four bowlers, you to bowl more overs as you have to come back (to bowl) quickly,” said Bumrah after the end of Day 2.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in heated battle of words”We bowled our hearts out yesterday as well as today because we bowled a lot of overs. Sometimes, having an extra bowler gives you more rest.”Indian skipper Virat Kohli selected only four specialist bowlers after dropping an out-of-form Hardik Pandya for debutant Hanuma Vihari. Despite restricting England for 198 for 7 after the end of the first day, India failed to finish off their tail on day 2 as Jos Buttler, along with tail took England to 332 runs. Birthday boy Buttler smashed 89 off 133 balls on in what was another spectacular innings by the Lancashire man.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team’s home base shifted; venue changedHowever, Bumrah was clear on the fact that the Indian bowlers failed to quickly clear up England’s tail.Buttler added 33 runs with Adil Rashid before putting a 98-run stand with Stuart Broad for the ninth wicket. “He played well today and took his chances. When you bat with the tail, you don’t have much to lose and you can play with a lot of freedom,” said Bumrah.England lead the five-match Test series 3-1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Rohr, Ndidi, Odegbami Disagree on ‘Soft’ Group C Draw for Eagles

first_imgSuper Eagles were on Tuesday evening in Cairo, Egypt paired with Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic (CAR) and Liberia in Group C.Fanatical football fans and players, including a former Captain of the Green Eagles, Segun Odegbami, described the group as an easy one for Nigeria. “Easy…Pepper Soup for Nigeria,” was how Odegbami, fondly called Mathematical, described the group.However, Nigeria’s Franco-German gaffer, Rohr, insisted yesterday that there is nothing to celebrate as minnows no longer exists in African football.Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr will not describe Group C of the African qualifying series for the 2022 World Cup as an easy one for his team.Rohr chose to underplay the excitement in a tweet from the verified Super Eagles twitter handle.He remarked: “We’ve 3 (three) tricky opponents in Group C. A few years ago, Cape Verde were Africa’s best FIFA ranked team, CAR have some good players in Europe and we played a friendly in Liberia recently that wasn’t easy…we’ve to be at our best against them.”Super Eagles enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi also posted on his twitter handle Wilfred @Ndidi25 that there will be no room for complacency as Nigeria gun for her seventh appearance at the Mundial to hold in two years time in Qatar.“This is the World Cup, no room for complacency. Every game must be taken seriously. Our first game is going to be the most important as well as all our home games, and even away games. We must make it to the 3rd round,” tweeted the Leicester City midfielder who has been sidelined by an injury he picked up playing for the Foxes.Each of the 40 teams in the 10 groups will play two matches each towards the end of this year, with the remaining four matches coming up next year. The third and final round of the qualifiers will see the 10 winners of the pools drawn into five explosive home-and-away fixtures that will produce Africa’s flag-bearers in Qatar. Those knockout games come up in November 2021.Interestingly, some of the heavyweights in African football are going to miss the global stage in Qatar. In Group D for instance, only one team between Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire will pick the ticket with Mozambique and Malawi the other runners in the group.Similar scenario is also going to play out in Group G where Ghana who were quarter finalist at South Africa 2010 will battle the Banyana Banyana for the group’s sole ticket to the final stage of the qualifiers. Both Zimbabwe and Ethiopia are considered outsider in the race.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERSDuro IkhazuagbeDespite what appears as a ‘soft’ Group C that Nigeria’s Super Eagles have found themselves in the second round qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Head Coach of the country’s senior national team, Gernot Rohr, has refused to join those celebrating the pairings.last_img read more

5 Keys 4 UW

first_img1. Crash the boards -Minnesota is last among conference teams in rebounding defense, allowing opponents almost 36 rebounds per game. Going hard to the glass should translate into offensive rebounds and easy second-chance points for Wisconsin.2. Stay fresh -What Minnesota gives up in talent they make up in depth, as all but one player on their active roster averages at least nine minutes per game. Utilizing Wisconsin’s own depth will be important. 3. Contain Tollackson -When the Gophers visited the Kohl Center earlier this year, Spencer Tollackson scored 11 points before exiting late in the first half with a broken hand. Keeping him under wraps will go a long way toward earning the win.4. Trust the scouting report -For this one, the Badgers would be wise to look to the always-insightful Carl Spackler, “To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit — ever. They’re like the Viet Cong — Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior firepower and superior intelligence.”5. Make a run -In their last meeting, all hopes that the Gophers had of an upset were smashed during a 30-5 Badger run. A similar run would take the crowd out of the game and send Wisconsin well on their way to victory.last_img read more

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Cashel look to book place in Senior Cup decider

first_imgThe West Tipp club will have to get the better of Young Munster if they’re to reach the decider.The Limerick club are currently third in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.Cashel committee member Peter Silke says winning won’t be easy but is taking hope from past runs in the competition. Kick-off at Spafield is at 2.30pm.last_img

RAiG – Affiliate representation cannot be withdrawn from industry’s ‘collaborative approach’

first_img UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 The newly established ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling’ (RAiG) standards body has detailed its support of the new collaborative measures published yesterday by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).The UKGC formed its series of new measures and directives working with industry ‘leadership workgroups’ coordinated by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – having moved to strengthen UK gambling codes on VIP programmes, advertising protections and product designs.Amongst its directives on advertising protections, the UKGC underlined that incumbents must ensure ‘adopting a code of conduct for affiliates which will be amended and updated on a regular basis to ensure all measures undertaken by the industry will be implemented equally by advertising partners’. Clive Hawkswood, Chairman of RAiG said that the standards body supports the UKGC’s collaborative approach on forming industry directives. “RAiG very much supports the introduction of additional safeguards for the young and vulnerable, especially with regard to the marketing of gambling products, and we believe these proposals should sit comfortably alongside a number of initiatives that we are already undertaking,” said Hawkswood.Hawkswood also revealed that RAIG has started discussions with the BGC to develop a ‘code of practice for affiliates’, and is now gathering input on what critical marketing areas to address.     Nevertheless, Hawkswood urged operators and regulatory stakeholders to consider affiliates and their distinct marketing services as a critical component of the industry when forming present or future directives.   He added: “Although collaboration is appreciated, some affiliates will have concerns about a code being imposed on them, the hope must be that the sector will come to see this as more of an opportunity than a threat.“What cannot be in doubt is that all parts of the gambling industry need to do more to create a safer gambling environment and it is vital that affiliates play their part in that and do so pro-actively.” UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger exits game after being hit by a pitch on his knee

first_imgINJURY UPDATESRich Hill will pitch four innings in a rehabilitation start for advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday in Lake Elsinore. The left-hander has been sidelined since spring training due to a strained left knee.Hill had the option of pitching for Double-A Tulsa or Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he opted to stay in California due to inclement weather across the midwest. He did not view the prospect of pitching to lower competition as a deterrent.“I’m not going to change the way I pitch,” Hill said, “or it’s not going to give me any different read on the competition, because I think the read is really just the intensity. If the intent doesn’t change, then the variable of competition in my mind shouldn’t be a factor. If you see the stuff is there, if it plays here, in Triple-A, independent baseball, wherever it is, why shouldn’t it play the same? That makes the most sense to me.”It hasn’t been determined whether Hill will need an additional rehab start after Wednesday. Whether it’s Hill or Hyun-Jin Ryu (on the injured list with a strained groin) who returns first, Julio Urías will be bumped from the rotation.Urías’ next start – he’s lined up to pitch Wednesday against the Reds – will not determine when he is replaced.“I expect Julio to pitch well,” Roberts said, “but I don’t think that will affect our decision to keep him in the rotation.”Ryu threw a 40-pitch bullpen on Monday. The next step in his rehab process also remains to be determined.BARNES-ATHONAustin Barnes entered Monday’s game in need of a breather.Related Articles As A.J. Pollock batted against Castillo, Bellinger took advantage of every opportunity to flex his leg. He jogged after each foul ball.“After the inning ended,” Bellinger said, “we both decided that it was probably better to get treatment and see how I feel (Tuesday).”Bellinger began the day leading the National League in home runs (nine), runs batted in (22) and batting average (.424). His RBI double in the first inning gave him at least one hit in each of the Dodgers’ 11 home games this season.Put mildly, the x-ray results were a relief for Bellinger and his teammates.“It hit me in a good spot to get hit,” he said after the game. “It still definitely hurts, nothing serious, and wake up (Tuesday), see how I feel.” Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies LOS ANGELES — Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger left Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds when his knee was struck by a pitch, but x-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a contusion.With one out and a runner on base in the third inning, Bellinger was struck on the side of his right knee by a 95-mph fastball from Reds starter Luis Castillo. He immediately crumpled to the ground, prompting a visit from Manager Dave Roberts and soft tissue specialist Yosuke Nakajima.Bellinger walked halfway down the first-base line with a pronounced limp, then stopped. He limped the rest of the way to first base, then jogged a bit, but couldn’t shake the pain. Roberts and Nakajima departed, and Bellinger took his base.“I was walking to first and I could touch it, walk on it, knew it wasn’t broken,” he said. “It was maybe just one of the things I could walk off maybe, and after a few times running feel better.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Backup Rocky Gale had caught only seven innings since he was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, when Russell Martin was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Barnes had caught 28 innings in a row.The added workload seemed to be taking its toll. Barnes was 2 for 14 with no extra-base hits, no walks, and four strikeouts coming into Monday’s game. Roberts said he planned to give Barnes the day off Tuesday and have Gale catch Kenta Maeda.“This pace that he’s on, I don’t see us trying to push him to that,” Roberts said of Barnes. “Austin’s done a great job. (Sunday) the sequencing, the fingers he was putting down with (Ross Stripling) was impressive. They were in-sync. I think his at-bat quality was really good as well.”last_img read more

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle not thrilled with bench role in 102-93 loss to Raptors

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Those two have to understand how to play this game,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said of Russell and Randle. “They’re young and it’s going to take them some time.”Neither Russell nor Randle sounded thrilled with their demotion to the bench to start the game. “I started to figure it out and this happened,” said Russell, who had nine points on 4-of-12 shooting and two assists in 21 minutes. “ I don’t feel like this will get in the way of my growth.”Randle adjusted better than Russell. He posted 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 11 rebounds. That mirrored his season averages of 11.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and a league-leading eight double-doubles. But Randle played only 21 minutes and sat the final four minutes of the game, a far cry from his season average of 28.7 minutes per game. “You’re never going to be thrilled about it,” Randle said. “But it’s out of your control. What I can control is go out there and play hard.” TORONTO >> The two players represent significant pieces of the Lakers’ long-term future. But rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell and second-year power forward Julius Randle also represent the pawns in Byron Scott’s first starting lineup switch in hopes to fix their disastrous record.The change did not work.The Lakers still lost, their 102-93 defeat to the Toronto Raptors on Monday at Air Canada Centre cementing a three-game losing streak for reasons new and old.The Lakers (3-18) still offered no answer for a speedy backcourt, the latest including Toronto’s Kyle Lowry (27 points) and Terrence Ross (22 points). Instead of offering high-volume shots and inefficiency, Kobe Bryant somehow posted 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting the second night of a back-to-back while nursing a stomach illness. But the Lakers still shot only 41 percent from the field. center_img Scott noticed that Russell and Randle played more aggressively without Bryant’s imposing presence. But Russell still shared ballhandling duties with seldom-used point guard Marcelo Huertas. “There’s just more ball movement,” Russell said. “No disrespect to Kobe, but you know you have more opportunity because of who he is.”Scott alerted Russell and Randle about the lineup switch during a team meeting on Monday morning, but he did not talk to them individually. But the Lakers’ coach said he might make another lineup switch in the next five to 10 games. Randle came off the bench at times during last year’s training camp. But he reported that he has never played a reserve role at Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) and at the University of Kentucky. “I control what I can control,” Randle said. “That’s playing hard, rebounding and making the most of my opportunities.”Meanwhile, Russell came off the bench during his sophomore year in high school at Montverde Academy, a prep school in central Florida. “I’m actually grateful for it and it made me a better player and better person,” Russell said. “I knew who I was when I looked in the mirror that was the same person whether I started or came off the bench. It didn’t really matter.”It did not sound like Russell viewed his current circumstance the same way. “Everybody has a story at the end of the day as far as what they’ve been through and where they want to be,” Russell said. “Hopefully I can look back at this and laugh at it.”last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott is planning training-camp holdout if he doesn’t get new contract, report says

first_imgThis may cause Elliott to take action. According to a report from ProFootballTalk, which cited unidentified league sources, “Elliott has privately said that he will hold out of training camp.” Related News Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence wants to be ‘the best that’s ever played this game’ Ezekiel Elliott has quietly expressed his plan to holdout if he doesn’t receive a new contract from the Cowboys.The two-time Pro Bowl running back still has two years left on his rookie deal after the team exercised his fifth-year option, but wants some reassurance. However, Dallas has expressed re-signing Elliott is not a top priority as the Cowboys try to work out deals with quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper, as both will be free agents next year. Cowboys’ Dak Prescott says everyone can get huge contract with NFL salary cap trends He also had 77 receptions for three scores and 567 yards.The All-Pro selection, who has spent his entire career with the Cowboys after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 draft, has compiled 4,048 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns in his first three seasons. Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott taking legal action against event staffer he had altercation with Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has previously indicated they won’t rush to sign the star.”Well, I think those are all a work in progress,” Jones said in early May. “Certainly we’ve got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done.”He’s the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He’s a key part of what we’re about. Those things take time to get done. They don’t happen overnight. Certainly, he’s a priority in terms of ultimately getting him signed. There hasn’t really been a timetable put on this.”Elliott handled a bulk of the workload for the team last season and earned his second rushing title in three years after he racked up 1,434 yards and six touchdowns on a league-high 304 carries.last_img read more

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