Football News Former Chelsea, England football captain John Terry hangs up his boots

first_imgAccording to a report published in the Indian Express, Terry’s statement thus read:“As a 14-year-old, I made my best and biggest decision: to sign for Chelsea Football Club. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans.Read More | India’s success in 2030 Sustainable Development Goals can change face of world: UNGA President “Right from the outset they have given me total support, on and off the pitch, and I have a tremendous bond with them.“We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn’t have succeeded without you. To me, you are the best fans in the world. I hope I have done you all proud wearing the shirt and the armband.“My club career and heart will always belong to Chelsea, but I am grateful for my loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 1999, which was invaluable for my development as a young player.Also Read | UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos“And I also want to say a huge thank you to Aston Villa for giving me the opportunity to play at such a big club and captain it throughout the 2017-18 season.“It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Chelsea and England football captain John Terry, 37, has decided to hang his boots after 23 years in the game. Terry took to Instagram to announce the decision on Sunday. He posted, “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time for me to retire from playing (sic).”Terry was first made captain at Chelsea by Jose Mourinho in 2004. From then until his departure from the club in 2017, he won five Premier League titles, had five FA Cup triumphs and claimed the League Cup three times. He was captain in 2012 when Chelsea won the Champions League by beating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final. However, he didn’t play the match due to a suspension. Terry moved to Aston Villa after winning the 2016/17 Premier League title where he was immediately given the captain’s armband.last_img read more

AITEO Cup: Fierce Battles in Ijebu-Ode, Benin City

first_imgEdo Queens defied all predictions to hold champions Rivers United to a 0-0 draw in their first leg, quarter-final match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Wednesday and look forward with high expectations to Saturday’s return in Benin City.Coach Edwin Okon and his crew were somewhat stunned not to secure a win over the visitors, but will also plan for an away win when both teams take to the pitch of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium as the 2017 AITEO Cup competition hits the home run. A place in the semi finals is what is on offer, just as it would be in six other venues where the quarter –final matches will be concluded on Saturday, and even in Uyo, where Akwa United and Katsina United are playing their first leg due to a postponement.In Ijebu-Ode, a mouth-watering South-West derby is at hand as Osun United, 1-0 winners over NPFL side Sunshine Stars in the first leg played in Oshogbo on Wednesday, try to dig their feet into the ground for a place in the last four.However, they have to be wary of the Omoluabi Giants’ ace forward Tosin Omoyele, a clinical marksman who has notched a number of important goals this season and got the lone goal in Oshogbo.Another combustible arena will be the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos where NPFL champions Plateau United will do all in their power to overturn a 0-2 first leg reverse against Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja.At the same venue where Plateau United were brought down to earth (Confluence Stadium), Confluence Queens will look to turn the tide against Abia Angels, who won their opening leg in Umuahia by a lone goal.ABS FC have a tough job at hand against FC IfeanyiUbah at the Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin, having lost the first leg 3-0 in Nnewi, while Lafia City Stadium is the setting for Nasarawa Amazons and Bayelsa Queens. The Queens topped the first leg 1-0.In Calabar, Pelican Stars will also seek to overturn a first leg lone goal deficit against Ibom AngelsThe return leg of the clash between Akwa United and Katsina United Feeders will hold at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina on Wednesday, 27th September.AITEO Cup Q’final(2nd leg Matches)WOMENNasarawa Amazons Vs Bayelsa Queens (Lafia: 0-1))Pelican Stars Vs Ibom Angels (Calabar: 0-1)Edo Queens Vs Rivers Angels (Benin City: 0-0)Confluence Queens Vs Abia Angels (Lokoja: 0-1)MENPlateau United Vs Niger Tornadoes (Jos: 0-2)Sunshine United Vs Osun United (Akure: 0-1)ABS FC Vs FC IfeanyiUbah (Ilorin: 0-3)Akwa United Vs Katsina United Feeders (1st leg)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Freshman continues family tradition

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoAdjusting to the college life as a true freshman is no easy chore.Now, just imagine how hard it would be with the added pressure of being the top incoming recruit in the nation.Brittney Dolgner — with a résumé full of accolades such as 2005 Player of the Year — is up to the challenges, namely dealing with the demands of contributing right away and replacing one of UW volleyball’s steadiest players of the past decade, Aubrey Meierotto.Heck, she’s even taken Meierotto’s old jersey number — lucky No. 7 — although she selected it for a completely different reason.”I picked the No. 7 because I have seven people in my family,” Dolgner said. “It’s just something that sticks in my head … they are basically why I’m playing right now.”It’s easy to see how family is so significant to Dolgner, as three older sisters — Dara, Deanna, and Desi — are the reason why she began playing volleyball.The Dolgner name has become a staple in the small town of Waupun, Wis., as the three senior Dolgners each won two state titles for the Warriors, while Brittney won four straight en route to becoming the state’s all-time leader in kills with 2,480. The youngest Dolgner, Brandi, will be a freshman at Waupun High this year.While it may seem as though Dolgner has a great amount of hype to live up to, she doesn’t really see it that way for two main reasons.One: she talks to all four of her sisters every single day to keep her mind clear from both issues concerning volleyball and overall college life.Two: Wisconsin’s upperclassmen have taken her under their wing and have made her feel at ease in her new surroundings.”Adjusting to the team has been really easy because they’re such nice people and the coaches just help you through it,” Dolgner said.Dolgner’s first true test came in the AVCA College Volleyball Showcase two weekends ago against NCAA tournament-quality teams No. 8 Texas and No. 15 Ohio.Judging by the spark she provided for the Badgers in the very first game, she passed with flying colors.As Texas began to break away in the first game of the season, up 26-21, UW head coach Pete Waite turned to Dolgner to give the team some energy.The minute she came in, Dolgner made an impact and put the Badgers right back in the game. She had several key digs, a kill and a service ace as Wisconsin came within one point of the Longhorns before losing 28-30.With her impressive debut, Dolgner quickly became UW’s go-to attacker as she led the team in kill attempts with 40 in the consolation game versus Ohio.”As the days [of practice] went on, she got better and better,” Waite said. “She got more comfortable, and she’s athletic enough where she can bring a lot of different shots and bring some great things for us.”She was hitting out of the back row for us and we’ve not had anybody doing that on a regular basis for years, so she’s a great addition.”However, Dolgner had to understandably play through a good amount of first-match jitters, saying she was certainly as nervous as she’s ever been.”It was very nerve-racking,” Dolgner said of her first game in the UW Field House. “I was so nervous; I was shaking and everything.”And yet she has plenty to improve upon in her game.”I still have to get used to the blocking,” Dolgner said. “I’m not used to such powerful hitters coming from high school since our conference was kind of weak.”Serving is another facet of Dolgner’s game she believes she still has work on, too, as was evident from her team-high seven service errors in the AVCA Showcase.”My shoulder was just a little sore,” she said. “It’s not a big thing. I’m just not consistent yet.”Waite knows that once the first-year player becomes fully accustomed to the college life in her freshman year, he will have one of UW’s finest on his roster.”We know she’s very capable of making some great plays,” Waite said. “Now it’s a matter of getting used to the team, getting used to the sets, the team, everything.”She’s just going to get stronger and stronger.”last_img read more

Syracuse tops UConn, 79-76, in wild affair to stay undefeated

first_imgPARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije and Jim Boeheim walked down the lobby of the Atlantis Resort to a hero’s welcome. Cooney was still in uniform, two large ice bags taped to both of his knees. He waved to the roaring orange-clad fans roped off just inches away. Boeheim high-fived a security guard, whose other hand was occupied with a camera phone, documenting the moment.When the head coach sat down for his press conference, he could hardly be heard over the “Let’s go Orange” roars that permeated throughout the hallway.“It’s like an NCAA (Tournament) game,” Boeheim said.Renewing a Big East rivalry for the first time, Syracuse (5-0) took the lead over Connecticut (4-1) on the back of three-straight 3-pointers in the second half and muscled its way to a 79-76 win in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Syracuse fell down by 10 early and nearly gave up a 10-point lead late, but held on to defeat its first ranked opponent following a season where it had only two top-25 victories.Tyler Lydon scored 16 points and recorded 12 rebounds. Five players scored at least 13, and the Orange recorded 41 rebounds to UConn’s 33.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Both teams are getting up and down at the end, making plays, scoring baskets,” Cooney said. “Those are the type of games you want to play in.”First a long Lydon 3 swished through the net to tie the score at 44. He allowed himself a small celebration running up the court after clanking a fade-away two off the rim just moments before.On the next possession Malachi Richardson hit a 3 from the corner in front of the SU bench with a hand in his face. When SU got the ball back 23 seconds after that, it was a wide-open Gbinije that drained a 3 on the opposite end. UConn coach Kevin Ollie called a timeout and a much larger celebration ensued. It was a 50-47 lead that would only grow and never be given away.Not when Rodney Purvis hit three 3s in less than three minutes to cut the lead back to two. And not when Cooney lost track of the clock and had to shoot a 35-foot 3 with eight seconds left in the game.SU had sustained the first UConn punch. When Sterling Gibbs scored on an easy outlet layup off a Cooney miss, it gave him eight points in the first three minutes and the Huskies a six-point lead. But by the time he stood isolated in the corner of the court, hands at his hips after recording his fourth foul with in the second half, it was clear that Connecticut had no answer for how SU would fight back.“(Syracuse) played a great game in the second half,” Ollie said, “really took it to us offensively.”Cooney didn’t realize that the shot clock was about to expire. Only when there were two ticks left did he heave a miss off the side rim. Tyler Roberson, who had muscled on the glass for four offensive boards, skied up for his fifth and final one. The ball spent the last three seconds of the game in the hands of Richardson, who heaved it all the way down court.The finish was anti-climactic in its sudden end, but antithetical to a game in which no one ever seemed dead. As the clock ran out and Syracuse celebrated, a rivalry was reborn, and Syracuse picked up a season-defining win.After the fanfare of the press conference and after his players began to leave the makeshift locker room, Boeheim went back out to the concourse and sat alone on an armchair big enough to be a throne. There was no one around him, no one to high-five. Just a moment to soak in, if only temporarily.“It was a great game,” Boeheim said. “I can’t say enough for these guys. It was just a really good win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Hot off UCLA win, men’s volleyball will play GCU

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team plays No. 14 Grand Canyon University Friday evening.Redshirt junior outside hitter Jack Wyett jumps to go for the kill. Austin Paik | Daily TrojanThe team is coming off its biggest win of the season, with a down-to-the-wire 3-2 victory over crosstown rival UCLA on Senior Night. Coming into the game, UCLA was the No. 3 team in the nation riding a five-game win streak. Meanwhile, USC had just lost two games straight to UC Irvine and Pepperdine, respectively, two schools the Bruins had defeated. However, the Trojans took head coach Jeff Nygaard’s comments to heart about trusting the process and honoring their four seniors: setter Gert Lisha, outside hitter Jack Wyett, opposite hitter Jon Rivera and middle blocker Conor Inlow. As a former Olympian himself, Nygaard made sure to give every senior the reverence he knows they deserve, inserting Rivera into the starting lineup alongside the three other seniors. The rest of the players did their part in respecting their graduating teammates. Junior outside hitter Gianluca Grasso had 20 kills, two aces and two blocks while hitting .441 to lead the Trojans, while freshman middle blocker Sam Lewis added ten kills and five blocks. Usual starting opposite hitter Ryan Moss came off the bench to record nine kills, one ace and two blocks. It was Nygaard’s first victory over his alma mater, where he was a two-time National College Player of the Year in the mid-1990s, in six games.Meanwhile, Grand Canyon is coming off an easy 3-0 win against Benedictine University at Mesa on their own Senior Night for GCU’s nine graduating players. Their senior class is arguably the most important in the program’s brief history to date (GCU became the first for-profit university to participate in NCAA D-I athletics in 2004). Some of their accomplishments include reaching the 2017 MIVA finals, remaining in the top 15 for every week of this season, and compiling the best four-year win total in program history. Senior outside hitter Shalev Saada led the Lopes with 14 kills and seven digs on a .524 hitting percentage. Senior setters Puna Kaniho and Zachary Melcher split time, with Melcher leading GCU with two aces and 23 assists, while Kaniho drew the start and recorded 11 assists. All in all, Grand Canyon head coach Matt Werle made sure to play every single one of his seniors as a testament to all they have contributed to the program’s remarkable success over the past four years.For GCU, this will be their final game of the season, while USC has one more at Concordia University in Irvine after playing GCU. Now with a 7-17 record on the year, including a 3-7 record in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, the Trojans look to build upon the momentum of the Senior Night festivities with two strong wins over two ranked schools. Both games have playoff implications in terms of USC’s seed.According to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation website, USC would clinch the MPSF Tournament’s No. 4 seed and quarterfinal home court with two wins this week.If USC splits the games, they will need to beat Concordia and lose to GCU. This is the only way that USC could earn the four seed in a possible four-way tie when factoring in Stanford — if the Cardinal wins once this week.If the Trojans, Eagles, Antelopes and Cardinal all finish with four MPSF wins, they would all have a 3-3 record in matches against each other. If USC wins 3-0 against CUI and loses 3-2 vs. GCU, USC’s set record vs. the tied teams would be 14-12 for the highest percentage within that tied group.Essentially, the Trojans can control their own destiny by securing victories in their two remaining matches; a single win or two losses makes things a bit more complicated. Regardless of what happens, it will be very interesting to see on Friday night if USC has finally flipped the switch on during this rollercoaster of a season.last_img read more

Washington Football Team on SALE? Dan Snyder pressured to sell team by minority owners

first_img WE RECOMMEND COMMENT First Published: 14th August, 2020 15:29 IST 1 month ago Exeter Chiefs to spend more than £1 million for Washington Redskins-like rebrand 1 month ago Who is Emily Applegate? Former Redskins employee slams team executives for sexual abuse Dan Snyder to be ousted from Washington Football Team?The minority owners – FedEx CEO Fred Smith, Black Diamond Capital chairman Robert Rothman and NVR Inc board chairman Dwight Schar – previously hired an investment bank, Moag & Company, to sell their 40% stake in the franchise. While the advertisement of sale attracted interest, prospective buyers have reportedly walked away from deals due to Dan Snyder’s reluctance to include an option to the new buyers to eventually buy control of the team. The report adds that Snyder has zero interest in selling the controlling stake in the team. Also Read | Who Is Dan Snyder? Brief Timeline Of Snyder’s Floundering Leadership At Washington Football TeamA self-made millionaire, Dan Snyder acquired the team, formerly known as the Redskins, in 1999 for a reported $800 million. Synder borrowed $340 million French investment bank Societe Generale to finance his purchase. In order to recoup some of his investment, he then sold stakes in the franchise to the aforementioned minority owners. According to Forbes, the Washington Football Team is the 14th most valuable franchise in the NFL with a current valuation of $3.4 billion.While Snyder was aways against dropping ‘Redskins’ from his team’s name, he was forced to do the same after the increasing unrest threatened his team’s revenues for the upcoming season. Since then, an investigation from the Washington Post revealed that 15 former female employees of the organisation were sexually harassed at the team’s headquarters. Although Snyder was not accused by any of the women, several of his close colleagues were name-dropped in the allegations, including team radio announcer Larry Michael and former chief operating officer Mitch Gershman.Also Read | Washington Football Team: Fans Hilariously Mock Dan Snyder’s “Lack Of Creativity”The unrest within the franchise reached a boiling point last week after Dan Snyder reportedly sued an Indian media outlet accusing a former employee of assisting defamation of the longtime owner. Seeking $10 million in damages, the lawsuit was filed against Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide, which falsely linked Snyder to sex trafficking. Also Read | Washington Football Team Owner Dan Snyder Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against FranchiseAlso Read | Dan Snyder Forced To Sell Washington Redskins After Latest Sexual Harassment Allegations?(Image credits: AP) Sujay Chakraborty 1 month ago Dwayne Johnson suggests Washington Ballers as new name for Washington Football Team 3 weeks ago Dwayne Johnson’s massive Net Worth proves that he is one of the richest in Hollywood; Read WATCH US LIVEcenter_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 15:29 IST Washington Football Team On SALE? Dan Snyder Pressured To Sell Team By Minority Owners Washington Football Team’s minority owners are reportedly pressuring majority owner Dan Synder into selling the team. Snyder maintains no interest in the same. WAS Owners Want Dan Snyder Out:Washington minority owners pressuring Snyder to sell the franchise amid recent controversies (WSJ) #NFL— (@Foot_Basket) August 13, 2020 SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written By After immense pressure from political groups, sponsors and fans, Dan Snyder was forced to drop the controversial ‘Redskins’ from Washington’s NFL team. While it seemed Snyder and co may have avoided a huge storm, as it appears, problems have only compounded for the owner of the Washington Football Team. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, minority owners of the NFL franchise are pressuring Snyder to sell the team.  1 month ago Washington NFL team’s potential new name leaked? Reddit user reveals MAJOR cluelast_img read more

All eyes on En Marche fulfilling its FDJ sale in 2019

first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Publishing its full-year 2018 accounts, French state-owned operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has reported ‘a record year in business’ supported by an enhanced lottery portfolio and digital improvements.Updating the media and stakeholders, FDJ governance reports a record corporate turnover of €15.8 billion (+4.4%), of which €12.8 billion (+1%) was attributed to its flagship FDJ LOTO division.In its update, FDJ governance detailed that its lottery services had benefited from an expanded games selection featuring a strong take-up of new instant-win titles, with FDJ LOTO further optimised by strengthened retail distribution channels.FDJ reports that in 2018 it has distributed €10.7 billion in winnings to customers, with 198 French citizens becoming millionaires, whilst further raising €25 million for the French Heritage Foundation, a figure that the government has promised it will double.As anticipated following its August update, the FDJ SPORTIF (sports betting) division reported its best year to date recording a turnover of €3 billion, supported by significant digital improvements and strong customer engagement during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 tournament.Speaking to French business news sources, FDJ Chief Executive Stéphane Pallez stated that FDJ products and services were beginning to reap the rewards of the firm’s ‘2020 strategy’, originally implemented in 2015.Pallez further detailed that the French state-owned enterprise was on track to fulfil her leadership directive of becoming ‘fully digitised asset’, with FDJ launching newly enhanced customer loyalty programmes for LOTO and SPORTIF divisions in early 2019.Moving forward, industry analysts will be monitoring FDJ movements closely, with regards to the En Marche government fulfilling its agreed mandate to sell the state-owned 75% stake in the gambling enterprise.The French Assembly has approved the FDJ sale as part of President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Enterprise & Innovation’ programme, with the state divesting holdings in national assets including – Airports, rail management and postal services.Nevertheless, in order to fulfil its FDJ sale, En Marche has been instructed to develop a new regulatory code satisfying all stakeholders of French connected to gambling/betting, including the Treasury Department, France’s racing authority and multiple French agricultural bodies… Pointing to a tough undertaking for an embattled government in 2019. StumbleUponlast_img read more

Sarajevo: Footballers Travelled to Haugesund

first_imgThe players of the football club Sarajevo are travelling today to the Norwegian city of Haugesund. Tomorrow, they will play rematch meet of the second qualifying round of the Europa League. Even though the first match was lost, the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at that meeting showed that Sarajevo was a better team and that it is certain that players chosen by Dženan Uščuplić can achieve the desired result in Norway.“We have made a complete analysis of the match against Haugesund on some points. Players want to achieve a good result in Norway” – said Uščuplić.Rematch meeting between Haugesund and Sarajevo will be played on Thursday, 24th  July, in the FK Haugesund starting at 18:00 o’clock.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Pitt beats No. 15 UNC 80-75 in ACCs

first_imgPittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) grabs a rebound over North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (43) during the second half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Talib Zanna had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help Pittsburgh beat No. 15 North Carolina 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.James Robinson also scored a career-best 19 points for the fifth-seeded Panthers (25-8), who used a dominating start to build a huge lead before having to hold off a late rally by the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (23-9).Pittsburgh led by 20 points with 7:22 left before UNC’s frantic comeback behind Marcus Paige, who scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime before fouling out with 25.4 seconds left.UNC got it to 78-75 on Nate Britt’s jumper with 11.4 seconds left but couldn’t complete the comeback. James Robinson knocked down two free throws to make it a two-possession game again right after Britt’s score, then Lamar Patterson rebounded a hurried 3-pointer by James Michael McAdoo with 4.3 seconds left to essentially seal it.last_img read more

Xisco Campos: “One day we have to start, but we have to do it at the right time”

first_imgThe Balearic squad and the club agreed a few days ago a salary reduction of 15% in the event that the competition does not return and in this sense Xisco affirms that the decision “has not been very difficult, with two talks with the Board of Directors an agreement was reached, from the beginning it is a matter of logic, the competition stops and obviously measures have to be taken , the club situation is explained to us a bit and also our concern is also the people of the club who do not have our income and we were willing to collaborate“ The captain of Real Mallorca, Xisco Campos, has held since his confinement a press conference with the island’s media to review various aspects of current affairs, Among those who have highlighted the possible return of the competition, the qualifying situation and the drop in salaries of the staff. On the stage that is presented to be able to return to the competition gradually and progressively, the Mallorcan central defender points out that “in my opinion the most feasible scenario to end the season is to advance the individual training sessions, which would be phase 1, and then make a good protocol in which all parties see what can be done once we have the security of health, of the authorities, of the League, players, physical trainers, sports doctors and everyone, and at that point we will have to sit down and make the right decisionOne day we have to start, but we have to do it at the right time. “Regarding the plan to return to the competition, Xisco assures that “the club has informed us and we are evaluating it, we know it is made by specialists, for health, and the soccer players together with the workers have to see what can be done that is safe and with health ahead “. In this sense, Xisco adds that” we are at the expense of the administrations, the authorities, so they give us permission to train starting with phase 1 and then see how we are doing it with a lot of measures that we have to take because, apart from wanting to play again, we are talking about a health issue that is a priority. “Sportingly, and with the team in a relegation position, the Majorcan player does not contemplate a relegation because “it would be unfair”, adding that “I think it would not be good for us to be descended when the competition is not really over and the options to save are more than possiblebut these are not things that depend on us. “last_img read more