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Tie Games in Soccer

first_imgAt the present time, when a soccer match ends in a tie, the tie is broken by penalty kicks.  This is not really a fair measure of who the best team is.  Penalty kicks, a lot of times, are more luck than skill.  In order to score in soccer, teams try to create space on the playing field.  This is the best way to get a score.  The idea that is being considered would be to reduce the size of each team by one player every 5 minutes that a game goes on in overtime.  Obviously, if you do not score during one of these early 5 minute player reductions, you would eventually get down to just a few players on each side playing the game.  This is how the game of soccer starts with young kids.  If you have ever gone to one of these games, you know that scoring often comes fast and furious when only 3 or 4 players are on each side.  I don’t know if this will ever fly, but it sounds like a good idea to me.last_img read more

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Ighalo nears Man Utd extension amid foreign stars ban in China

first_img The news of Ighalo’s potential extension to his time at Manchester United comes amid reports in China that foreign players may not be able to return to the country until October – despite the new season set to start next month. Up to a third of the Chinese Super League’s players are currently outside of China and face being refused entry until much later in the year, according to Sike football reporter Miao Yuan. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken of his desire to keep Ighalo at least until the end of the season Read Also: Berbatov demands for rule change if Man Utd lose Ighalo Ighalo is among a huge group of players and managers that fall into that category, including Dalian Yifang manager Rafa Benitez. The ex-Newcastle boss, and two of his new signings Marcus Danielson and Sam Larsson, have been waiting for news in Hong Kong on when they will be allowed back into mainland China amid the pandemic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Odion Ighalo is ‘edging ever closer to an extended stay at Manchester United’ after it was revealed the Chinese Super League’s foreign players are set to be banned from returning until October. Odion Ighalo is edging ever closer to agreeing an extension to his time at Manchester United Ighalo moved to Old Trafford on a short-term loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua back in January, but despite impressing in his spell in England his future is currently unclear amid the coronavirus pandemic. The striker’s loan deal is set to expire this Sunday, leaving him in limbo between England and China, but his agent has now revealed that an extension is close to being agreed. ‘On the one hand, the former super Eagles forward feels very good in Manchester with which it is very close to a salary agreement,’ Ighalo’s agent Ladi Salami told FootMercato. Ighalo (left, pictured in February) has been continuing to train with his United team-mates ‘Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well. On the other hand, in view of the latest regulations in force in the Middle Empire, it is almost impossible to offer such amounts.’Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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Sokoto wins four trophies as National Handball Championship ends

first_imgRelatedPosts Edo 2020: Tambuwal lauds Buhari on statesmanly call, directive PDP Governors to Buhari, INEC: Play impartial roles in Edo, Ondo polls Edo 2020: Gov. Tambuwal warns against rigging, tasks INEC on credible poll The National Under 12 and 15 Handball Championship ended on Friday with Sokoto Rima teams winning four trophies at the end of the competition. The competition, which started on February 28, had 25 teams from seven States and five academies that included under 12 boys and girls teams and under 15 boys and girls teams. Rima team won the first trophy in under 15 boys and under 12 girls, while Lagos State teams won the under 15 girls and under 12 boys. The second and third positions for under 15 boys went to Adamawa and Lagos teams respectively, while under 15 girls second and third positions went to Sokoto and Abia teams respectively. The second and third positions for under 12 boys was won by Sokoto and Kebbi teams respectively, while the second and third positions for under 12 girls were won by Imo and Plateau teams respectively. In his address, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said he was happy with the Handball Federation of Nigeria for hosting the Championship in the State. Tambuwal said the 2021, 2022 and 2023 National Under 12 and 15 Handball Competition would still be hosted in the State. He said the State Government would continue to give priority to youth development, especially in education, sports and empowerment activities. The governor said the State would give scholarship to children from the state who won the first and second trophy and N200,000 to the best goalkeeper from Adamawa team. Earlier, the HFN President, Samuel Ocheho, commended the governor and people of the state for ensuring the success of the tournament. Ocheho said the participants were committed and dedicated throughout the competition. The Sokoto State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Aminu Bodinga, said youths should engage in sporting activities since it has become a mean of employment globally. Bodinga said the officials and players showed the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the competition.Tags: Aminu TambuwalHandball Federation of NigeriaSokoto Rimalast_img read more

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Johnson: Sunderland kept the faith

first_img Press Association The 26-year-old England winger scored his seventh goal in as many games as the Black Cats romped to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park for the second successive season to maintain a two-point gap to the drop zone despite precious wins for Cardiff, West Ham and Stoke. Sunderland have now won the last three derbies, something they had not done since 1923, and perhaps more importantly, secured back-to-back league wins for the first time since April last year when then manager Paolo Di Canio inspired something of a false dawn. But under Gus Poyet, the Capital One Cup finalists are showing genuine signs of hauling themselves away from danger, and that is something Johnson always expected them to do even during the depths of their difficulties. He said: “Even a couple of months ago, we were written off. We were seven points adrift and I was saying to everyone, if you saw the fixtures we had at home, we had played all the top teams. “I said our time would come, and it has. We have played the teams around us at home – the Stokes – and we have got Hull on Saturday. “Coming here, it’s a derby and anything goes. It just proves there is still a lot of football to be played.” A delighted Poyet, whose 100 per cent record against the Magpies as Brighton and then Black Cats boss now extends to four games, has studiously avoided the hyperbole which characterised Di Canio’s brief but chaotic reign on Wearside, and was refusing to be carried away even amid the euphoria of derby glory. The head coach said: “It’s my way, it’s the way we believe football should be played, it’s the way we believe we should treat players, it’s the way we believe a club should work. “We are convinced and we know it works. Of course, sometimes you need time. Sometimes you get the time depending on results, and that’s up to the players, so we are delighted that the players have been doing it on the pitch. They have given us the time to show that. “The team is so much better and that’s why we are in the position we are in, and it would be a shame now to fail. “The idea is to maintain the calm, to keep getting better, to use the players the best we can and to make sure we don’t think about the cup final whatsoever and we go on and win the next game.” Sunderland were handed the opportunity to take the initiative when Vurnon Anita tripped Phil Bardsley as the pair chased Johnson’s intelligent 19th-minute ball into the penalty area and referee Phil Dowd pointed to the spot. Fabio Borini, the man whose late strike had beaten Newcastle at the Stadium of Light in October last year, dispatched the penalty high to keeper Tim Krul’s right and from that point on, there was little doubt about the outcome. Johnson himself doubled the lead within four minutes after Krul could only parry Jack Colback’s shot, and although the Magpies rallied after the break, the England winger curled a shot against the foot of the post before Colback cemented the points with a third 10 minutes from time. Sunderland’s excellent recent run – they have now lost just twice in 14 games in all competitions – has coincided with Johnson rediscovering the kind of form which prompted Manchester City to snap him up and the Black Cats to invest £10million in his services. Indeed, such has been his contribution that he is now being talked about once again as a candidate for Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad. However, he has put his renaissance down as much to the contribution of the men around him as his own efforts. He said: “Personally, it’s been great for me as well. But for me to play well personally, the team has got to be playing well, any individual will tell you that. “You can’t come shining through a team that isn’t playing well, it’s impossible.” Derby hero Adam Johnson insists he never doubted that Sunderland have what it takes to drag themselves out of relegation trouble.last_img read more

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Idaho Shaken By Magnitude 6.5 Quake

first_imgThe initial quake was felt from Nevada to Montana. It’s said to have been the second strongest ever in the state. (Boise, ID) — Aftershocks continue to rock Idaho. First came a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Tuesday evening about 80 miles outside of Boise. That trembler was followed about 30 minutes later by a magnitude 4.8 aftershock.last_img

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GCB Female Inter-county 50-over: Campbell century guides Berbice to title

first_imgWEST Indies player and tournament MVP, Shemaine Campbelle smashed an even century and her effort was good enough to hand Berbice the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) female inter-county 50-over title on Sunday at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground.Berbice easily disposed of Demerara by 95 runs.Campbelle’s unbeaten century was the backbone in Berbice’s total of 214-6 from 50 overs.Campbelle faced 138 deliveries, with three fours and a six. She was supported by Katana Mentore, who made 54.Melanie Henry (12) was the other batter to reach double figures, while 34 extras aided the Ancient County’s batting card.Hema Singh was the best bowler for Demerara with figures of 2-34.Demerara replied with 139-9 in their 50 overs, with June Ogle and Mandy Mangru being their principal scorers. Ogle top-scored with 40, while Mangru scored 24.Off-spinner Plaffiana Millington captured 2-14 from 10 economical overs of mesmerising spin.The win means Berbice have now won the title on four successive occasions.Meanwhile, 22 players will be shortlisted soon for the Regional tournament billed for April 20 to May 14.last_img read more

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Heart of Oak Board advertise for new C.E.O

first_imgThe Board of Directors of Accra Hearts of Oak have decided to formally declare vacant the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Club and invite applications from interested candidates.The decision was taken this evening(Thursday March 7th, 2013)at a marathon Board meeting held at the Club’s secretariat.The post of C.E.O became vacant after Fred Crentsil decided not to seek an extension to his two-year mandate which ended on 3rd October, 2012, four days to the start of the 2012/13 Glo Premier League.Shortly after the resignation of Administrative Manager, Ashford Tettey-Oku in November last year, the Board appointed its Chairman, Togbe Afede XIV as Executive Chairman in a three-month acting capacity spanning the months of December to February.The vacancy adverts are expected to hit the print and electronic media within a week.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Jeremy Lin is on post-All-Star break roll, gives thanks to ‘God’

first_img“I still plan on starting him sometime before the season’s over,” said Scott, whose team Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. will play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder (35-27). “I don’t know if it’s going to be next week or the week after. But I like the way he’s playing right now.“I like the three-guard rotation we have with him and Wayne (Ellington) and JC (Jordan Clarkson). They all seem to be playing very effectively at certain points and times in games.”Lin on Saturday after practice spoke in spiritual tones when assessing his recent success.“Just trying to surrender my basketball and the results to God even more and … the more I can do that, the more I can have a clear mind, a free mind, just go out there and have fun, stay aggressive and not worry too much about the results as much as I may want to at times,” he said.Lin said that getting more minutes lately has been beneficial. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’ve always been kind of a guy who scores in waves, scores in streaks and sometimes being out there a little longer helps you get your rhythm,” he said.Lin, of course, would welcome that start Scott is talking about. His hallway neighbors, the Clippers, have two players who prefer coming off the bench — Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes. Crawford gets his wish, Barnes doesn’t.Judging by Lin’s response to such an inquiry, he’s not like those two.“You’re asking me if I want to start?” Lin said. “Any athlete wants to start. Me included, yes.”Coach’s smiling faceScott was reminded that he was wearing a big smile following Friday’s 101-93 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center. And why not? For a team that is 16-41, winning three games in succession is a big deal.“The last three games have been great, especially in the fourth quarter,” Scott said, “and just happy with the progress that our guys are making when the process is going well. There is no reason not to smile.”Scott said that he’s starting to see some of what he wants.“I’m seeing a lot of it, the competitive nature of our guys, the way we come out and compete, how hard they’ve been playing,” Scott said.Scott said he’s also pleased with the way his players have adapted to recent defensive changes that include keeping teams off-balance by going from full-court press to zone to man-to-man.AlsoPoint guard Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder with a 26.5 scoring average and has been on a tear, but he’s expected to be out for Sunday’s game after having surgery on his cheekbone on Saturday. Westbrook was accidentally kneed in the face by teammate Andre Roberson on Friday at Portland. OKC, eighth in the Western Conference standings, will be without reigning MVP Kevin Durant (foot) as well. … Scott said forward Nick Young’s left knee is still experiencing swelling and soreness and he will be out against the Thunder. He has missed the past two games. … Reserve power forward Tarik Black has played just four minutes in the past three games, not at all the past two. Scott said he likes his rotation right now, but that he expects to get Black back in there with “10, 15, 20 games left in the season.”center_img It’s been an up-and-down season for Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin.The biggest downer came when coach Byron Scott took him out of the starting lineup in early December. Right now he is experiencing one of his better highs as he’s averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 assists while shooting 47.8 percent from the field in 26.7 minutes off the bench in four games since the All-Star break.Lin also has had just two turnovers in those four games, of which the Lakers have won the past three — matching their longest winning streak of the season.Scott likes what he’s seeing, and Lin may well get a start soon.last_img read more

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Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin’s career may be over due to injuries, report says

first_imgThe Seahawks have not made an announcement saying Baldwin is expected to end his career. Head coach Pete Carroll sounded optimistic about Baldwin’s recovery in March.“There’s never been anybody that’s tougher and more able to come back from whatever challenges he’s (faced),” Carroll said. “He has been extraordinarily adept at figuring out how to return from the circumstances of being banged up. If he could, he will. If he could do it, he will. I have no doubt in that. But it’s been a challenging offseason for him. He’s had a lot of stuff he’s been working on. This latest one is going to take some time again. Whatever he has to do, we’re going to follow, support and believe in it. If anybody can do it, he can get it done.“I have so much respect for the way he was able to deal with. He was so banged up. He had a number of things that surfaced last year. It’s been challenging.” At the age of 30, Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin might be unable to play again due to the cumulative effect of multiple injuries, per sources. There is a real chance that Baldwin, one of the Seahawks’ best and most popular players, has played his last NFL down, a source said Friday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2019Baldwin played 13 games last season with the Seahawks, hauling in 50 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns.He had knee and shoulder surgery following the 2018 season and missed the Seahawks’ second and third games of the year due to other injuries. He did not record a catch in the team’s opener. Related News It’s a good thing the Seahawks just drafted D.K. Metcalf.Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin may have played his last down in the NFL due to the cumulative injuries he has sustained in his career, according to ESPN. NFL Draft 2019: D.K. Metcalf drafted by Seahawks at No. 64 after fall from first round Baldwin has played his entire career with the Seahawks and has caught 493 passes for 6,563 yards and 49 touchdowns while being named to two Pro Bowls.Update: Seahawks general manager John Schneider released a statement after the story came out.”(He’s) considering it yeah,” Schneider said. “But there is a process to go through with that…He’s at a point in his career where he is considering a lot of things and once you get there, there is a lot of different ways, there is stuff with the league office, with the union that you know we need to work through with him.”Schneider on Baldwin considering retiring: pic.twitter.com/exsKGAzRxY— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 27, 2019last_img read more

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Our Dragon is a Candidate for the Fair-Play Prize in MLS?

first_imgIt is difficult to find a sporting event in the United States and to become the main star next to brilliant basketball players, hockey players, American football players, or baseball players, but our Dragon Haris Medunjanin managed to achieve that.A fair-play move by our Dragon during the match between his Union and D.C. United delighted all fans of the MLS, in which Medunjanin arrived this year.Luciano Acosta got a red card after a foul on our Dragon, after which Medunjanin approached the referee and explained that Acosta did not hit him but only pushed him and the referee decided to cancel the red card.This Medunjanin’s move delighted everyone. He became a star of the day in the USA where it is not easy to become one, and many players of MLS, as well as fans of other clubs, “tweeted” in honor of our Dragon.Many of them complimented him and wrote that he showed great human and moral qualities to the US public.With this move, Medunjanin secured his candidacy for the fair-play prize for this season.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

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