Consider your legacy, youngsters – Samuels

first_imgWest Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has warned young cricketers that while there is glitz and glamour in playing Twenty20 cricket, they should also consider the importance of the Test format as it allows for a longer-lasting legacy. Samuels, the STAR’s Personality of the Month for February, who was speaking to journalists at The Gleaner’s North Street headquarters in Kingston on Friday, said that youngsters should not look at the success he has had and think it was easy to come by. He said that while T20 may be the most lucrative format of the sport, money should not be the sole focus of cricketers. “T20 is a fast payoff, but in anything you do, longevity is always the best route,” he said. “You play T20, you make some fast money. Okay, you’re going to be a millionaire, US$10million, US$15 million in your account. But is it that what you want to be known for? Or would you want play Test cricket and try to leave a legacy to get into the (ICC Hall of Fame) museum with the Viv Richards and the other greats, and have a $5 million in your account?” Samuels said that T20 is still too relatively new for it to leave players with much of a legacy. “I would always balance with a $5 million in my account and having a legacy in Test cricket than being a T20 player,” he said. “You’re not going be recognised in the history books for T20, to be honest. “(Test cricket isn’t as appealing as T20) but, it’s still the real deal. It’s just the fast and furious, and we like that.”last_img read more

Gallery: Bristol Bears 34-16 Gloucester

first_imgThe home side scored three times, as Henry Purdy touched down on his home debut, while Luke Morahan and Mat Protheroe added scores.Images courtesy of JMPUK.comlast_img

‘India’ in the winning BCCI Trophy, but we won ‘; …

first_imgKarachi: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq will never forget the one-day international against India at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2004. It was a one-day event organized by the BCCI as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Inzamam reveals that the organizers had confirmed that India would win that day and had written “India” in place of the winners of the trophy. India won the toss and elected to bat first. But Salman Butt put in a good performance and Pakistan won the match. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Inzamam described the incident to the BCCI.The BCCI has invited politicians and former captains from both the countries to attend the November 13, 2004 match. Former captains, including Imran Khan, also came from Pakistan to watch the match.India, led by current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, won the toss and elected to field. And chose batting. Virender Sehwag (53), VVS Laxman (43) and Sourav Ganguly (48) added Yuvraj Singh’s half-century in the final overs to help India reach 292 for six in the allotted overs. Yuvraj scored 78 off 62 balls.No team in Kolkata has ever chased down such a big score and won. With this, the BCCI, who were also the organizers who ensured that India would win, added India to the trophy during the innings break. They started celebrating at lunchtime.But Pakistan hit back with a century by opener Salman Butt. Salman Butt was unbeaten on 108 off 130 balls with 13 fours. Shuaib Malik and Inzamamul Haque scored half-centuries to give Pakistan an easy victory. With one over to spare, Pakistan reached the target with just four wickets in hand.Content Highlights: Inzamam Ul Haq narrates how Pakistan overcame the odds in BCCIs Platinum Jubilee matchlast_img read more

Jumping in the City Update for Amateur Athletes

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Jumping in the City Update for Amateur Athletes Tags: 22 May 2015, 17:34 Jumping in the City Update: Attention Amateur AthletesEntries for the The West Wood/Ifor Williams Trailers Amateur Open classes are oversubscribed. Accordingly, two draws will need to take place to allocate the 16 places at each show. It had been intended to hold this draw during the amateur qualifier at Tubberbride Equestrian Centre this weekend. However, it has now been decided that the draw should be overseen by the Horse Sport Ireland auditors.Accordingly the draw will take place in the Horse Sport Ireland offices on Tuesday 26th May at 7.30pm. Athletes are welcome to attend the ballot, or nominate an observer. Jumping in the City Update for Amateur Athletes last_img read more

Yakubu Aiyegbeni Picks His All Time Super Eagles XI

first_imgHas there been a greater midfield pairing in Nigeria’s history? Oliseh’s hot-headed steel was the perfect foil for the silky skills of the mercurial Okocha and of the latter, Yakubu said: “Jay Jay always said to me ‘Yak, forget say I just de turn ball, turn ball, turn ball just run I will pass it to you’.”“When you play with good players they know their quality.”Yakubu also weighed in on the recent debate regarding John Obi Mikel as Nigeria’s greatest player saying Oliseh was even a better player than the former Chelsea star. “There’s nowhere in the world you can compare Mikel to Oliseh. Oliseh is a better player than Mikel.”SUPPORTING STRIKER: NWANKWO KANUA magician with the ball at his feet, the two-time African Player of the Year was Yakubu’s choice to play just behind the striker. “I can’t forget King Kanu,” Yakubu said, “he will play as a second striker behind me”CENTRE FORWARD: YAKUBU AIYEGBENI“I will put myself upfront,” Yakubu said. “I know people often said I was arrogant when I was in the Super Eagles, but that isn’t true. I just knew that I was better than the other strikers. One hundred per cent.”Atlanta 96 winning coach Bonfrere Jo was Yakubu’s pick to manage the team with the late Shuaibu Amodu as his assistant.RelatedFormer Super Eagles Striker ‘The Yak’ Retires From FootballNovember 22, 2017In “Africa”Diafra SakhoJune 30, 2017Similar postGreatest Nigerian Player: “No Where In The World” Mikel Better Than Oliseh – Aiyegbeni (AUDIO)August 10, 2020In “Featured” Legendary Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni has shared the pitch with some of the greatest players to grace the Super Eagles but who are the 10 other stars he rates as the best he’s played with?Appearing on Lagos Talks’ Sports Zone via telephone from his England base on Wednesday, the former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Everton striker named his all-time eleven from his time with the Super Eagles and it is indeed a team to behold.Known as “The Yak” in his playing days, the 37-year-old burly one-man wrecking ball retired as Nigeria’s third-highest scorer with 21 goals in 57 caps and scored a mindboggling 202 goals in 516 career appearances so, it is only fitting that he put himself to lead the line.What a team this is! Starting with between the posts…GOALKEEPER: VINCENT ENYEAMANigeria has been blessed with fantastic goalies down the years but very few can boast of the consistency of the former Enyimba and Lille shot-stopper.One of only two players to hit a century of caps for the Super Eagles, Enyeama who also won the 2013 AFCON edges Ike Shorunmu in Yakubu’s book“I played a little bit with Ike Shorunmu but I played more with Vincent Enyeama,” Yakubu said.RIGHT-BACK: CHIDI ODIAH“This is tough, I played with so many right-backs in the Super Eagles,” Yakubu exclaimed before settling for the former CSKA Moscow player who earned 30 international caps.CENTRE-BACK: TARIBO WEST & JOSEPH YOBO The Yak settled for a complementary defensive partnership featuring the rugged snarling menace of the 42-cap West and the silky panache of Nigeria’s first 100-cap player and his Everton teammate Yobo.Recounting one of his earliest memories of West in the national team, Yabuku said: “I was very young when Taribo was there but we started many games together. Taribo West was unbelievable. I remember when we trained in Kano for a match away at Niger, the way Taribo smashed me in training I was like ‘bros, wetin be all this one now, we have a game in three, four days time’ and he didn’t even say sorry!”LEFT-BACK: CELESTINE BABAYARO“Babayaro was good, he was unbelievable,” Yakubu said of his choice for the left-back slot who alongside the striker, was sent packing from the 2004 Nations Cup in Tunisia for breaking camp rules.WINGERS: TIJANI BABANGIDA (RIGHTWINGER) & FINIDI GEORGE (LEFT WINGER)The Yak’s selection of Finidi on the left wing was a truly left-wing selection given that the 1994 AFCON winner made his name on the right flank and in his prime, was one of the greatest right-wingers on the global scene.But the Yak opted to move him to the left in order to accommodate the fleet-heeled Babangida.CENTRE MIDFIELDERS: SUNDAY OLISEH & AUSTIN “JAY JAY” OKOCHAlast_img read more

The Clutch USA application deadline extended

first_imgPowered by Bizzabo The Clutch USA, presented by Deloitte has had its application deadline extended another week to give companies a final chance to join esports’ most exciting start-up competition. The deadline for applications will now be Friday 13th March.The extension is to provide those who have requested a little more time to put their application together to do exactly that – plus we encourage anyone looking for mentorship and advice from an expert panel of judges to get involved. All information on the application process can be found on the dedicated page – and the application form is here.After the deadline has passed, we’ll review all of the applications before informing those chosen that they’re through to present by Friday 20th March. This process will be undertaken by a combination of the Esports Insider team and the judges involved. The companies selected will be provided with two tickets for ESI New York, taking place on April 27-28th. The Clutch will take place after an insightful investment panel on the afternoon of the 27th. The panel will debate and discuss the investment landscape in North America, and contrast it to the rest of the world. The American landscape has undoubtedly seen more buy-in to global franchise leagues CDL and OWL compared to their European counterpartsThe judges for the inaugural The Clutch USA are as follows:Christian Christoefl – Senior Associate – DeloitteJosh Dienstag – Chief Investment Officer – Artist Capital ManagementMalte Barth – Founding General Partner – BITKRAFT Esports VenturesMike Sepso – CEO – Vindex LLCTBA (to be announced)Malte Barth, Founding General Partner at BITKRAFT Esports Ventures told ESI: “I’m delighted to be involved in The Clutch USA alongside another strong panel of judges. At ESI London we witnessed 9 great pitches and I look forward to more of the same in New York. Initiatives such as The Clutch provide an invaluable opportunity for the likes of BITKRFT to keep an eye on the growing pipeline of esports start-ups and offer mentorship where relevant to help take them to the next level.”The Clutch USA is part of the wider #ESINYC conference which also features the ESI Hall of Fame on the evening of the 27th. For more information, and to purchase tickets for the event, visit the event’s page here.last_img read more

Fifa denies Issa Hayatou is head of Olympic football

first_imgFootball’s world governing body Fifa has denied that Issa Hayatou has been named head of the organising committee for the sport’s Olympic tournaments.The Fifa website initially confirmed Hayatou would take up the role, but later said it was “a technical error”.Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Hayatou would have been a controversial choice.He has twice faced allegations of corruption, which he has denied, in the last year.Hayatou has also been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001 and previously chaired Fifa’s Olympics committee from 1992 to 2006. He is still under investigation for corruption by the IOC’s ethics commission.“The ethics commission is independent but my understanding is that the investigation is still continuing,” an IOC spokesman said. Hayatou denies claims made by BBC television programme Panorama that he took 100,000 French francs (£12,900) from now-defunct Fifa marketing partners ISL in the 1990s.He insists the money was a payment towards Caf’s 40th anniversary celebrations.last_img read more

Who will take Real Madrid’s free-kicks? Rafa doesn’t know

first_img CEST “Both keepers did well. Competition for places is always a good thing. They didn’t have too much to do, but it’s always great to know that you have an alternative,” he said. Upd. at 01:53 28/07/2015 When asked about the free-kicks Benitez said after Madrid’s 3-0 win: “Cristiano took them in the first half and James did in the second. We’ll see what happens later on.” Rafa Benitez says he doesn’t know who will be taking free-kicks for Real Madrid this season. Sport EN Rafa also thought both Kiko Casilla and Keylor Navas, who played a half each, impressed. James Rodriguez scored a fantastic goal from one against Inter Milan, but last season it mainly tended to be Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale who took them.last_img read more

Billy Joe Saunders stripped of his WBO world title, tells commission ‘S**k my D**ck

first_imgAdvertisement x2ob3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs646htWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Etgge( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6trWould you ever consider trying this?😱sawCan your students do this? 🌚7f71Roller skating! Powered by Firework Billy Joe Saunders is stripped of his WBO middleweight title after being denied a license to box in Boston by Massachusetts State Athletic Commission after a positive doping test for a stimulant called Oxilofrine.Advertisement He was scheduled to fight Demetrius Andrade, a two-time junior middleweight belt-holder and the WBO’s mandatory challenger on Oct. 20 at the TD Garden Arena which is the home of the Boston Celtics.Under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) rules, oxilofrine is only banned in competition, meaning a fighter is only in breach of rules if the substance is detected in his stem on the day of the bout.Advertisement However, it is prohibited at all times by Vada, with the Massachusetts Commission, therefore, denying him a license to box.Advertisement Saunders returned an adverse finding in a Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (Vada) test in August. His promoter, Frank Warren, said that the substance — the stimulant oxilofrine — was a “common decongestant nasal spray”.The boxing commission in Massachusetts voted to deny Saunders a license with Saunders dialed in on speakerphone.He responded “you can suck my p****” after learning his fate.Billy Joe Saunders will now miss out on a career-high payday of $2.3 Million, whereas Andrade will defend his title against Walter Kautondokwa.Also Read-Boxing: Gennady Golovkin ordered to fight Jermall Charlo Advertisementlast_img read more

Pochettino says “different agendas in Spurs squad” after shock Colchester defeat

first_imgTottenham are on the verge of crisis after their poor start to the Premier League season was followed up with a shock defeat against fourth division Colchester United on Tuesday.  He added: “When you have an unsettled squad always it’s difficult and you lose time, then you need time to recover the time you lose. Brian Owen Spurs made 11 changes to their side but there was still room in the team for Eric Dier, Víctor Wanyama, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli, while Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min and Erik Lamela came off the bench. However, they were unable to stop the game ending in a draw and Colchester won on penalties. Eriksen and Moura missed from the spot.  Pochettino se pronuncia tras su escandalosa eliminación copera IN SPORT.ES 25/09/2019center_img The former Espanyol coach added that his squad is “unsettled” and said there are “different agendas” among the players at the moment after last season’s run to the Champions League final.  “We feel disappointed because we dominated the 90 minutes, but we were not aggressive in the last third in the way you expect. It’s about doing your job, and this lack of aggression in the last third made the reality.” Upd. on 26/09/2019 at 14:54 CEST Pochettino said: “Colchester played a fantastic game. We did nearly everything good until the last third. Sometimes you score, sometimes you don’t. “That’s where we are. Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra, which is mental, connection. It’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad. “We are in a period where it’s a bit tough for us, but we keep working to find a solution. When this type of thing happens it’s about staying clear and fresh and calm. We’re trying to find solutions and we only need time.”last_img read more