Bees Invasion Force Players to Run for Cover in Tanzania

first_imgAn unusual sight occurred during a game in Tanzania, with players diving to the ground when a swarm of bees invaded the pitch.The incident took place during a game between two local sides, Young Africans and Iringa United, at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, as reported by the BBC.The bees entered the stadium in the 53rd minute of the game, with players falling to the ground to protect themselves. Some of the players were stung by the bees but play eventually resumed following a short delay.Fans also ran for cover but officials were able to see the funny side after the scare was over.Young Africans ended up winning the game 4-0.Even supporters inside the stadium also had to act quickly to protect themselves, with some leaving.Players from both teams were scattered across the pitch but play eventually continued.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Racing action at Tipperary racecourse today

first_imgOfficials at Tipperary have little time to rest on their laurels after a Super Sunday to remember two days ago as the Limerick Junction track plays host to a seven-race jumps card this afternoon. Old Castletown is on a roll right now having won at Tramore and Clonmel on his last two starts and Ted Walsh will be hoping he can complete the hat-trick in the Tipperary Handicap Chase (4.55) under his son Ruby. Pilgrim Way was a most impressive winner of his latest outing at Navan and he bids to back up that success in the Tipperary Student Day Handicap Hurdle (3.25) under the in-form Mark Walsh who was on board at Navan.  The action at the Limerick Junction track begins at 2.25 and the going is good.last_img

Soccer Intellectuals stun Fabulous Ladies

first_imgReigning champions of the National Women’s League, Fabulous Ladies made a disappointing start to their campaign at this year’s championship after losing 1-0 to in-form debutants Soccer Intellectuals at the Prempeh College Park yesterday.Grace Adams struck in the 69th minute to deny Fabulous Ladies victory on the day.Chief Executive of Soccer Intellectuals Robert Duncan tells Joy Sports his side was well psyched to win the game.He said even though his side went to the game as the underdogs, he had told them to believe that it was possible to overcome their formidable opponents – and they did.Elsewhere at the OWASS Park, Ghatel Ladies were held to a 1-1 draw by new entrants Reformers Ladies.Hasaacas Ladies also drew 1-1 with Fiapre Ladies at the WESCO Park. Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Big wigs to grace Ghana Golf Awards on Saturday

first_imgThe second edition of the Ghana Golf Awards is set to be attended by an impressive list of dignitaries in business, security and chieftaincy.The event is slated for Saturday, December 27, at the Events Haven at the Trade Fair Site in Accra.Amongst the dignitaries expected to grace the awards are the life patron of the event Okyehene; Amoatia Ofori Panin, Sir Sam Jonah, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Mathew Quarshie, and CAL Bank Director, Frank Brako Adu Jnr.The Chief Executive Officer of Primeval Media Ghana limited, Opare Otto says the event will see a marked improvement over the previous one.“There is no sporting event in this country that awards its participants, not even football but, golf is doing it for the second time in history.“This Saturday’s event will be the biggest Christmas event to end the year and also likely to gather all golfers in the country and beyond,” he added. Amongst the award categories are Amateur Golfer of the year for male/ female, Most Improved Golfer for male/female, Most Promising Golfer for male/female, Junior Golfer of the year for male/female, Senior Golfer of the year for male/female, Pro Golfer of the year, Golf Personality of the year and the Golfer of the year 2014.last_img read more

Justin Turner homers to keep Dodgers’ NL West title hopes alive

first_imgAfter a walk and a single put the tying runs on base in the bottom of the seventh, Pedro Baez and Alex Wood combined to strike out the next three batters.In the eighth, Kenta Maeda gave up a one-out single but Machado and second baseman Brian Dozier turned their fourth double play of the night to end the inning.Jansen retired the first batter he faced then hit Brandon Crawford with a pitch, bringing the tying run to the plate – before getting Aramis Garcia to hit into the Giants’ fifth double play.“I think we’re just kind of – whatever happens come Monday or Tuesday, we just want to play good baseball,” Roberts said. “We’ve got Clayton going tomorrow so if we win, good things are in store for us.”Kershaw has been dominant at AT&T Park. In 22 career appearances here (21 starts), he is 13-4 with a 1.30 ERA, an 0.81 WHIP and a .181 batting average against. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “We’ve got to come out tomorrow and try to find a way to win a ballgame then show up Sunday and find a way to win that ballgame. Like I said, we don’t want to lose our way into the playoffs. We want to win our way in.”It might take more winning than just this weekend.Friday’s win matched the Colorado Rockies, who clinched a postseason berth with an eighth consecutive win. They remain one game up on the Dodgers for the National League West title with two games to play.The Dodgers lead the St. Louis Cardinals by two games for the second wild card now and will clinch a postseason berth with a win or another Cardinals loss this weekend.The Dodgers could still pass the Rockies for their sixth consecutive title, but it will take a series sweep in San Francisco while the Rockies lose their final two games at home. The Dodgers have won a series at AT&T Park just once in 11 previous visits over the past four seasons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img They could still catch the Rockies and tie for the division lead, forcing a one-game playoff Monday afternoon (in Los Angeles) to decide who goes into the postseason as the NL West winner and who goes in as a wild card. If they finish the weekend tied with the Cardinals (still a possibility) a play-in game for the NL’s second wild-card spot would take place Monday in St. Louis.With all of those scenarios spinning in the air, Hyun-Jin Ryu continued his emergence as a big-game pitcher.“For me, guys who can pitch well in big games can command the baseball. They don’t beat themselves. They don’t walk guys,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Ryu started out real well for us this year, was hurt, came back and I know he really wanted to make a statement and finish in the rotation. So you see it every time he takes the baseball.”Ryu gave up a solo home run to Nick Hundley in the second inning but otherwise shut the Giants down for six innings. Ryu allowed four hits but also got three double-play balls – including one shotgun turn by Manny Machado to defuse a bases-loaded situation in the fourth inning.“He just knows how to pitch,” Turner said of Ryu. “He has four pitches. He commands the ball. He throws to all four corners. His ability to change speeds, throws strikes when he wants to throw strikes, expand when he wants to expand has been really special this year.“He’s put together an outstanding season for us. It’s unfortunate that he hurt his groin and had to shut it down for a couple months or you might be talking about him for the Cy Young award.”Ryu’s groin injury limited him to only 15 starts this season. But he has made the most of them, going 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA. And he has finished strong. Over his past three starts, Ryu has allowed just that one run in 19 innings, striking out 16 and holding batters to a .182 average.“I wouldn’t necessarily say I want to make a statement,” Ryu said through his interpreter of Roberts’ observation. “Like I always say, I try to have the same preparation for every game. But knowing how important this game and the last few games are to the team, I guess my focus has been better than usual.”The Dodgers’ offense hasn’t always been able to maintain its focus. But it stressed Bumgarner, making him throw 96 pitches in the first five innings. They had multiple runners on base in four of the first five innings and broke through for one run in the third inning on an RBI single by Machado.In the fifth, Kike’ Hernandez led off with his third single in three at-bats against Bumgarner. Hernandez is now 19 for 39 (.487) with four doubles and five home runs in his career against the Giants left-hander.But it was Turner who delivered the biggest blow. He got a first-pitch fastball over the heart of the plate and drilled it over the wall in left-center to put the Dodgers in the lead.“Yeah, I was trying to be ready to hit,” Turner said of looking for the first-pitch fastball. “I was pretty patient my first couple at-bats against him. I wanted to be ready to jump on a first pitch and he threw a fastball. I think he was trying to go in and left it over the middle.”With a two-run lead to protect, Dodgers manager Roberts went through four relievers to get the ball to closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PreviousFrom left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate the 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Wotus (23) after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Nick Hundley celebrates after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reaches first base on an error by David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado connects for an RBI single off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates after scoring against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches his two-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, left, waits for Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, to run the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, right, celebrates with David Freese (25) and Enrique Hernandez (14) after hitting a two-run home run off San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Brian Dozier #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers completes a double play over Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda works against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda watches a pitch to the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen works against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen celebrates the 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)From left, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Yasiel Puig (66) celebrate the 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 19Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers will be playing baseball beyond Sunday.Who, when, where and why – and for how long – all remain to be determined.Justin Turner’s two-run home run off Madison Bumgarner in the fifth inning and a season-high five double plays turned on defense was enough to lift the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night and keep their postseason hopes alive.“We want to win our way into the postseason,” Turner said. “We don’t want to rely on someone else losing to get us in. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Poch has not lost dressing room… players just confused by tactical tinkering

first_imgPEOPLE will say Mauricio Pochettino has lost the Spurs dressing room, that his side have stopped playing for him.But that’s such a lazy thing to say — you have to look deeper than that.2 Mauricio Pochettino is overseeing a full-blown crisis at SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty2 Harry Kane reflects on another miserable 90 minutes for Spurs as Brighton celebrate their 3-0 winCredit: ReutersMore than anything, Tottenham’s players are looking confused as to what is being asked of them.Boss Pochettino has been trying to find that winning formula by changing things up, whether that be formation or personnel.He’s tried a number of different systems but the lack of continuity is creating problems.While Pochettino is making fewer personnel changes — 1.86 per game compared to 3.14 last year — he has tried five different formations already this season.The result of this is that you’ve got players asked to play in a number of different positions.Moussa Sissoko played right-back at Brighton but has also been asked to pay right wing as well as his natural central midfield role.Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have played in both a three and four at the back, while fellow centre-back Davinson Sanchez has also found himself at right-back.If you look at Liverpool and Manchester City they will more often than not play 4-3-3.Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and BrightonACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe dynamic might change — for example they might have one or two sitting midfielders — but the system stays the same.But this is not the case with Spurs, who are chopping and changing both before and during games.I had it as a player myself where a manager would constantly change the system or team when they weren’t getting results.In the end the players don’t know what is expected of them as they can find themselves playing in a different position every week.And if you see your manager doesn’t have belief in his system, then it won’t be long before the dressing room starts to lose theirs, too.I can understand what Pochettino is doing but it can be very hard for players.It wasn’t too long ago that Eddie Howe couldn’t buy a win with Bournemouth.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticPeople said that he had to change but Howe stuck to his principles and because of that the players went along with it and they soon got over that bad spell.It may well look like Pochettino has lost the dressing room but actually a majority of the players don’t know what’s expected of them right now.It’s not that the players have all of a sudden stopped trusting their manager — they’re just clearly confused and unsure of what their manager is asking of them.@Higginbotham05 Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brightonlast_img read more

Bolts continue to lose key players as Hodge suffers suspected knee injury

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases The Bolts are desperate to make a late run in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, and will need to sweep their remaining games against Ginebra and Magnolia for them to have a chance to advance.Unfortunately, with Hodge possibly out, that slim window may be slowly closing as we speak.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img Alas rues missed target but still confident of Phoenix’s chances Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESThe injury bug bit Meralco anew on Wednesday in its duel against Phoenix.With Ranidel de Ocampo (calf) and Jared Dillinger (foot) still nursing their respective injuries, the undermanned Bolts continued to lose vital players with Cliff Hodge injuring his right knee in the 92-20 win.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The energetic forward was going for a shot late in the third quarter but his knees collided with Willy Wilson which sent him sprawling in pain on the floor.Though he was still able to shoot the succeeding free throws, he was unable to proceed in the next possession and hobbled his way out of the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That didn’t look good,” remarked coach Norman Black when asked about Hodge’s status. “I have no idea at this point, but according to Willy Wilson, he banged knees with him, so that’s something completely different from what he’s been struggling with this entire conference which is the ankle injury.”Hodge was immediately sent to Makati Medical Center to undergo MRI, but by the looks of it, he might miss Meralco’s crucial tiff against Ginebra on Sunday.last_img read more

Convicted fraudster back in court for similar offence

first_imgAfter being slapped with eleven counts of fraud and convicted for one back in 2018, 29-year-old Ganraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown, was last week hurled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was slapped with another fraud charge.Raghubeer appeared before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly and denied the allegation which detailed that between May and July 2018 at Water Street, Georgetown, while being employed by Kumar Chintaman as a clerk or servant, he stole $1.6 million; property of the Virtual Complainant.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh, told the court that the defendant was previously charged with eleven counts of fraud and was convicted for one while the others are pending in another court.The prosecutor further objected to bail being granted on the grounds that Raghubeer is often absent when the cases are called and poses a flight risk.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submissions and remanded Raghubeer to prison. The case will continue on April 12, 2019.last_img read more

Rose Hall Town to observe 49th anniversary in grandeur

first_imgThe town of Rose Hall will observe its 49th anniversary with a one-month celebration which was launched on Friday.Town Day 2019 is a collaborative effort of the Rose Hall Town Council and several businesses and will run from August 25 to September 28.At the launch, one of the organisers, Dauren Deonarine explained that a total of 18 events will be executed during the one-month celebration, which was opened with a clean-up campaign and on July 31, there will be a candlelight vigil.On September 1, a fitness walk has been planned along with a 5-a-side football competition while an art competition for students is organised for September 5.“As the Mayor did mention, we are catering for everyone at Rose Hall Town Day anniversary 2019; even for the little children, so on September 5, we are proposing an art competition for students within the surrounding communities,” Deonarine explained.Among the feature events will be a health fair on September 25, but before that, an auto vehicle show is scheduled for the Area H Ground.On September 20, which is the Town’s anniversary, an award ceremony, street fair, and exhibition-career fair have been organised. The curtains will come down with an international concert on September 20.Initially, the Rose Hall Town Anniversary Organisation had submitted a proposal for similar activities and the Council had asked for a meeting with the two sides, but according to the Town’s Mayor, Chattergoon Ramnauth, the Anniversary Organisation refused to sit with the other promoters.“Both of them were invited and only one turned up; the other one never turned up and never sought to get in contact with us,” Mayor Ramnauth explained.Proceeds from the event according to Deonarine will be used to repair streets in the Town and erect signs.last_img read more

Mata gives UCLA a boost

first_imgPhoto: UCLA vs Cal LOS ANGELES – Lorenzo Mata stood at the foul line, bounced the basketball a few times and released it toward the rim. The ball bounced high, off the back of the iron, and fell harmlessly to the floor. Yet, many in the sold out Pauley Pavilion crowd rose to their feet and applauded Mata, because for once his miss from the line was well beyond the norm. The success against Cal pushed Mata’s free throw shooting to 37.7 percent. Mata has scored in double figures each of the last three games, averaging 11.3 points. His play gives the Bruins a low-post option at a crucial time. The emergence of center Ryan Hollins was central to UCLA’s late-season renaissance last season, and helped push the Bruins into the national title game. “It’s hard to beat us (when Mata is scoring),” said Collison, UCLA’s point guard. “You can’t just focus on one guy.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mata, one of the worst free throw shooters in the nation, provided the emotion with his spot-on foul shooting (8 of 9) and career-high 14 points as the fourth-ranked Bruins stretched their lead atop the Pacific-10 Conference with an 85-75 defeat of California in front of 11,230 fans Thursday night. UCLA (24-3, 13-2) can clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title by beating Stanford on Saturday, as second-place Washington State (22-5, 11-4) lost at Oregon 64-59 to fall two games behind the Bruins. center_img A 30.9 percent free throw shooter entering the game, Mata made his first seven attempts from the line, with the initial two triggering a 10-2 run that gave slow-starting UCLA a lead it did not relinquish. During a ridiculously easy second half, UCLA shot 64.5 percent as the Bears (14-13, 6-9) were crushed in transition, and carefree in the half-court. “We just couldn’t play defense consistently enough inside-out,” Cal coach Ben Braun said. “It’s uncharacteristic of us. We gave up those inside baskets not to just the post players, but to Josh, Arron and Darren (Collison).” Shipp had his second straight big game with a game-high 22 points as the Bruins embarrassed the Cal defense en route to shooting 61.1 percent from the field. “It’s just a matter of confidence,” Mata said of his good night at the line. “I’ve been shooting them well in practice. It’s just been getting them to a game. I’ll make them, so don’t foul me anymore.” last_img read more