Knockout stages commence today in COURTS/Petra U-11 football

first_imgKNOCKOUT-round action in the Petra-organised Courts Pee-Wee under-11 schools football competition will commence today after weeks of round-robin games.In the first game of the day, Marian Academy will take on Winfer Gardens from 11:00hrs, while St Stephens will take on Tucville in the second of the two games to be played simultaneously.At 11: 45hrs, F.E. Pollard and Stella Marris will take the field alongside St Pius who will have to play Redeemer Lutheran Primary for the winner to advance.North Georgetown will go head to head with St Margarets from 12:30hrs, while St Angela’s Primary will face Maes for a spot in the next round.The final game of the afternoon will see St. Agnes playing South Ruimveldt Primary, while West Ruimveldt Primary will oppose St Gabriel’s.Teams for the round of 16 were chosen on the basis of points accumulated during the round-robin phase, with the first and second places gaining automatic entries.The final four spots were awarded on the basis of the four best third-place finishers.The various winners of today’s matches will move on to play for positions 1-8, while the losers will vie for positions 9 to 16.last_img read more

Mayweather Flaunts $9m Earning from Tokyo Exhibition

first_imgFloyd Mayweather’s love for money is hardly a secret and he has now shown off his latest earnings on social media.The American shared videos of his huge bundles of Japanese Yen after earning $9million dollars for his win over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Tokyo.Mayweather followed up his $100m pay-day against Conor McGregor in August 2017 with another money-spinning victory in just over two minutes against Nasukawa on Monday. Floyd Mayweather Naturally, there was to be no kicking allowed and after three knockdowns around 120 seconds from the first bell, the 20-year-old saw the contest ended. He was in tears and Mayweather was left grinning at his latest money-spinning exhibition.Never one to hide his wealth and success, Mayweather filmed himself walking around one of his many Rolls Royce vehicles before stopping at the drivers’ side where there was bundles of cash.The 41-year-old was not in prime shape but he still proved far too strong for Nasukawa, 21 years his junior, in the nine-minute scrap at the Saitama Super Arena just outside Tokyo.He wore a big smile for much of the first minute as the two fighters felt each other out amid a raucous atmosphere inside the 37,000-seater arena.But there was little friendliness in his work thereafter as, left and right hooks sent the younger, smaller and lighter man down and across the canvas.Nasukawa is a kick-boxer by trade but against Mayweather on the outskirts of Tokyo he was banned from using his feet over the three rounds of exhibition action.And when it came down to a battle of fists, there was little by way of a contest. First, a left hand sent Nasukawa to the floor before a right hand to the body was followed by one to the head, and the Japanese fighter was left in a heap in the corner.When the action resumed, a left hook sent him flying across the ring once more before the towel came in.The Japanese fighter had previously won all 32 of his combat sports contests, and Mayweather stressed: ‘We are both still undefeated, I did this to entertain the fans in Japan, they wanted this to happen and I said why not, Tenshin is still a great champion, I am still retired.‘Tenshin hold your head up high, I want the fans to support him, he’s a great guy, a great fighter and great champion.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ghana Club friendly: Hearts draws 1-1 with Wa All Stars

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak and Wa All Stars played out a 1-1 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday in a club friendly match.Both teams were using the match to keep their players sharp as the wait for the return of competitive football continued but the visitors looked sharp and created some good chances.They went close to scoring first when Hearts defender, Benjamin Agyare, missed a clearance but Wa All Stars failed to take advantage as the shot from their attacker curled away from goal.Hearts also had some opportunities but they could not get past Wa All Stars’ goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda.All Stars took the lead in first half injury time through a Gerald Jackson effort. After receiving the ball from the left flank, he managed to create some space through a turn and curl home a wonderful finish.Hearts upped the tempo in the second half and they got the equaliser through substitute Kojo Obeng Jnr’s header in the 74th minute.Neither side failed to add to the tally and the match ended square.last_img read more

Brian Goodwin’s bases-loaded walk completes the Angels’ comeback rally

first_imgPreviousChicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez, right, celebrates his two-run home run at home plate next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez, right, celebrates his two-run home run at home plate next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez, right, slides safely into second base next to Los Angeles Angels shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, advancing on a wild pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez, right, slides safely into second base next to Los Angeles Angels shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, advancing on a wild pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with teammates during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo, right, throws to first to complete a double play over Chicago White Sox’s Ryan Goins on a grounder by Yolmer Sanchez during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Suarez throws to a Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago winds up during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez, right, celebrates his two-run home run at home plate next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandANAHEIM – Brian Goodwin got the Angels on the board Saturday with a powerful swing. He drove in the game-winning run against the Chicago White Sox without swinging his bat.Goodwin hit his 11th home run of the season in the second inning and drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh. His patient approach against White Sox pitcher Evan Marshall paid off with the final run in the Angels’ 6-5 win before an announced crowd of 39,419 at Angel Stadium.Goodwin’s walk capped a four-run rally from a 5-2 deficit. After taking three pitches out of the strike zone from Marshall, and another at the upper limit of umpire Doug Eddings’ strike zone, Goodwin said he wasn’t taking all the way.“I want to hit but I’m not going to force it either,” he said. “You have to be locked in. I’m just trying to have a good at-bat.” Upton was up next. He pounded a hard ground ball to third base, where Ryan Goins couldn’t come up with the ball on his backhand. The ball rolled long enough for Fletcher to score easily from second base. The game was tied at 5, and Goins was charged with a critical error.With first base open, the White Sox made the unusual decision to walk Kole Calhoun and pitch to Albert Pujols with the bases loaded. It paid off: Marshall got Pujols to swing weakly at a two-strike curveball for the inning’s second out. But Goodwin took five straight pitches, ultimately forcing in Trout with the winning run.Goodwin, who performed admirably during Upton’s time on the injured list early in the season, could only smile when asked about the challenge of performing in limited playing time. His .805 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) trails only Trout and Ohtani among the Angels’ healthy position players.“It ain’t easy, I can tell you that,” Goodwin said. “I’m just trying to stay close to coaches and teammates, get the same work in day in and day out.”Rookie left-hander Jose Suarez didn’t factor into the decision. His final line – four runs in four innings of relief – wasn’t pretty on the surface. But the Angels had reason to be satisfied with Suarez’s progress.Looking to recover from a pair of disastrous starts in which he tipped his pitches against the Reds and Pirates, Suarez at limited the bleeding to one bad inning. The Angels were able to identify and ultimately correct the tip, which Suarez said was related to the position of his glove when pitching from the stretch.“It was the first time I’ve had to make an adjustment like that with my glove in the middle of a game,” Suarez said through an interpreter. “But it worked, and I was able to make the adjustment quickly.”Suarez quickly retired Adam Engel and Leury Garcia to begin the third inning before the White Sox rallied for four runs. Tim Anderson walked. Jose Abreu singled. James McCann smoked a double into the left field corner, bring home Anderson and Abreu to give Chicago a 3-0 lead.The next batter, Eloy Jimenez, got hold of a two-strike curveball and hit a home run to center field. Down 5-2 after three innings, the Angels fell behind quickly for the second consecutive night. But Suarez pitched into the sixth inning without allowing another run.Cole got out of a first-and-second, one-out jam in the sixth inning. He retired the side in order in the seventh. Leading for the first time, the Angels turned to Bedrosian in the eighth. The right-hander struck out Welington Castillo, Ryan Goins and Yolmer Sanchez in order.Robles struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning for his 18th save.The Angels (61-64) will give the ball to right-hander Griffin Canning on Sunday in the rubber match of the three-game series against the White Sox (55-67). Justin Upton also hit a home run for the Angels, who got scoreless relief from Taylor Cole (3-4), Cam Bedrosian and Hansel Robles. It was only the fifth time the Angels have won a game they trailed after six innings this season.Luis Rengifo began the fateful seventh inning by drawing a walk. Right-hander Jimmy Cordero then struck out Matt Thaiss and was replaced by left-hander Jace Fry, who allowed a single to pinch hitter Shohei Ohtani.With three right-handed hitters due up, White Sox manager Rick Renteria turned to Marshall, his third pitcher of the inning. The right-hander promptly walked David Fletcher, loading the bases for Mike Trout.Trout had been stymied by journeyman left-hander Hector Santiago, striking out twice in his first three plate appearances. This time, Trout smoked a first-pitch single to left field, driving in Rengifo and Ohtani to bring the Angels within 5-4. Fletcher went to second base on the play.“The last few games here, it’s gotten a little better,” Trout said of his swing. “It’s August. We’re grinding mentally. … The balls you were squaring up early in the season, you’re fouling them off. You have to stay positive and try to keep that approach.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more