Guinean legislative election postpones World Cup qualifier

first_imgFederation Guinean de Football (FGC) has pleaded with the Nigeria Football Federation for the postponement by one week of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup second round, first leg qualifier between both countries earlier scheduled for this weekend in Conakry. The Flamingos, quarter finalists at the 2010, 2012 and 2014 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals, missed the last edition of the competition hosted by Uruguay but have vowed to return at the seventh edition billed for India later this year. Earlier scheduled to fly out of the country to Conakry on Thursday, 27th February, the Flamingos will continue their technical and tactical sessions under the watchful eyes of first assistant coach Bankole Olowookere and the technical team. They will now travel on Thursday,  March 5. Read Also:Prioritise good character,ability in players’ selection – Sanusi charges coaches of U-17 girls Guinea ousted neighbours Guinea Bissau after two legs in the first round of the qualifying race to be eligible to file out against the Flamingos. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 FGF’s reason is that the set date of Saturday’s 29th February coincides with the Guinean legislative election, and it would not be auspicious to host such an important game that same day. The NFF has sent a letter of no objection, and though the FGF has fixed a new date of Saturday, 7th March for the encounter and the NFF has accepted (meaning there would be only one week in-between the first leg and the return slated for the Agege Stadium, Lagos), the Confederation of African Football still has to give a stamp of approval, as a formality.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

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Which Premier League team has the best record in televised games this season?

first_imgThe old adage from pessimistic supporters is that their team never wins when they are on the television – but just how would the Barclays Premier League table look if only games screened live counted? In a table consisting of results of TV games only, Watford would prop up the division and would be joined in the bottom three by Aston Villa and West Brom, both of whom have just one point from five contests. City would be languishing in seventh, 10 points behind table-topping Arsenal, who have accumulated 21 points from their 11 fixtures shown live so far, while Newcastle’s recent resurgence has also come under the camera’s glare. Fourteen of the Magpies’ 16 points have come in clashes shown on either BT Sport or Sky Sports with each of their victories against Norwich, Bournemouth, Liverpool and Tottenham, and the draws with Manchester United and Chelsea coming in front of a wider audience. Newcastle sit in sixth, trailing five teams – Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool, who have each had 10 or more games screened live, but none of that quintet have been on TV as often as Chelsea this term. Only four of the Blues’ 16 contests have not been televised and Jose Mourinho’s men have managed to return nine points from 12 games, the same total Stoke have garnered in only four matches. Both of them sit above actual leaders Leicester, though, as their ascent to the division’s summit is a top-flight revolution that has barely been televised so far. The Foxes, like Watford and Swansea, have only appeared in three live games, although they are the only club with an unbeaten record having defeated Aston Villa and Chelsea and drawn with Manchester United. There is sure to be plenty of coverage due Leicester’s way when the next batch of TV contests are announced, when Watford fans might want to hide their remotes. For Watford fans, being on the box has certainly been a curse this year. The Hornets sit seventh after an impressive first 16 games back in the top flight, yet none of their 25 points have been accrued in a live televised game, with home defeats to Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Manchester United all coming in front of the live cameras. Manchester City fans would also probably prefer more of their games to be left off TV. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have only lost four of their league fixtures and each one – to West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool and Stoke – has been shown on television. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Kentucky Derby postponed from May to September

first_imgThe Kentucky Derby has been postponed from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.Churchill Downs officials said Tuesday the race will move from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years it won’t be run on the first Saturday in May.The last time the first leg of the Triple Crown wasn’t held on the first Saturday in May was in 1945, when the federal government issued a ban on horse racing because of World War II. The ban was lifted on May 8, and the Derby was held on June 9. The only other year the Derby wasn’t held in May was in 1901, when it was raced on April 29.The date change still must be approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission at its meeting Thursday.___ The Latest: Kentucky Derby postponed from May to September In an open letter on the F1 website, Carey wrote: “We apologize to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made … in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.”On Monday, tire provider Pirelli said one of its staff tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment in Melbourne.___11:45 a.m.Soccer in Russia has been suspended until April 10. 10:35 a.m.Hertha Berlin’s players and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after one of the players tested positive for the coronavirus.The Bundesliga club doesn’t say which player was affected.The team had been due to return to training on Tuesday after three days of individual exercise.Hertha doctor Uli Schleicher says “the player complained about the usual symptoms and we immediately separated him from the group. A test then produced a positive result for the virus. All players in our squad must now stay at home for the next two weeks.” 1:45 p.m.UK Athletics says all clubs and groups should not be training or taking part in competitive races amid the coronavirus outbreak.The guidance follows directives outlined by the British government about limiting social contact.UKA said the suspension also applies to coaching and officiating.___ March 17, 2020 The Diamond League has called off its first three track meets of the season.The Diamond League was scheduled to start in Qatar next month. Two meets in China in May were to follow. The Diamond League says travel restrictions and disrupted preparations caused by the coronavirus outbreak have made it impossible to stage those competitions on time.The season is now tentatively set to begin in Stockholm on May 24.Only one of the three canceled meets has been rescheduled. The event in Shanghai is now set for Aug. 13. The meet in Qatar and the second Chinese meet have been postponed indefinitely but could be restaged after the Diamond League final in September.The 2020 season was supposed to see a shift in how the Diamond League is run with an extended 15-meet season and fewer events at each. 1:10 p.m.The Spanish soccer league has offered about 500 coronavirus tests for its clubs.The tests have been distributed prioritizing teams that traveled to risk areas or already have players infected.Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay on Sunday became the first Spanish league player infected with the virus.The distribution of tests began last Thursday as part of the league’s actions to support its clubs during the pandemic. ___1:05 p.m.All horse racing in Britain will be suspended starting Wednesday.It was the last remaining major sport to be continuing in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.But the British Horseracing Authority says the race meetings in Wetherby and Taunton — being staged without fans on Tuesday — will be last until the end of April. ___12:10 p.m.Formula One CEO Chase Carey has apologized to fans for the early part of the series being called of by the coronavirus outbreak.The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne wasn’t canceled last week until teams and drivers forced it. A McLaren team member had tested positive and some drivers had already flown home, but F1 still waited to cancel until just before practices were scheduled to start.The following three races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China have all been postponed. The European Gymnastics Union says it tried to find ways to keep its events going despite the spread of the coronavirus but found it impossible because of government restrictions and travel bans.The events offered Olympic qualifying spots.The women’s championships were due to be held in Paris from April 30-May 3, and the men’s championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 27-31.Also called off are European rhythmic gymnastics championships in Ukraine and the European trampoline championship in Sweden, both in May.The UEG says it hopes the events can be rescheduled for the second half of the year. Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.___9:55 a.m. China has already resumed a partial track and field schedule after the virus outbreak subsided. It was supposed to host the world indoor championships this month in Nanjing but that event was moved to 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___10 a.m. The Russian league was the best attended sports competition still operating in Europe last weekend with more than 33,000 fans at one of its games.The Russian Football Union says its board agreed to immediately suspend all competitions at a meeting Tuesday.That follows a wave of tighter restrictions on public gatherings and events across Russia and a decision by CSKA Moscow to cancel its upcoming game against Zenit St. Petersburg.Fans made ironic references to the virus outbreak at games last week. Fans of Zenit chanted “we’re all going to die” on Saturday and CSKA supporters displayed a banner on Sunday with the club crest and the message: “This virus is inside me. I’m its carrier.”___ 1:40 p.m.The Kontinental Hockey League and the VTB United League in basketball have suspended play.Both leagues say they will stop until at least April 10.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It had previously said it would pause for a week to draw up a new playoff format. It’s been left with six Russian teams in an eight-team bracket after Finnish team Jokerit and Kazakh team Barys withdrew.___ The BHA says the decision was taken “to protect essential emergency services and the health and welfare of staff working in the racing industry.”BHA chief executive Nick Rust says its “first duty is to the health of the public, our customers and to racing industry participants and staff,” while saying it will do its best to support those whose livelihoods depend on what Rust said is a “4 billion pound industry.”___1 p.m.The men’s and women’s European gymnastics championships have been canceled. Associated Press Hertha general manager Michael Preetz says “it was to be expected that the virus would reach the team sooner or later. The most important thing now is that everyone sticks to the rules.”___10:10 a.m.The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics.Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina.last_img read more

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Take a Look at the best Red Bull Cliff Diving Moments in Mostar (VIDEO)

first_imgThis year, Red Bull Cliff Diving will bring the world’s best jumpers in BiH who will demonstrate their skills at the Old Bridge in Mostar on September 8. The previous three editions included a lot of excitement, great jumps and interesting events.When the world cliff diving elite steps at the Old Bridge on Saturday, September 8, it will be the fourth Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship in our country. Residents of Mostar are used to a spectacle after three years full of memorable moments.At the first competition that was held on August 15, 2015, the Colombian jumper Orlando Duque, an old friend of Mostar, had a great support of local fans. However, Mexican Jonathan Paredes, the rising star back then, recorded the first victory in his career. He is the current champion now. Sergio Guzman, also a Mexican, won a second place and caused a great surprise, which was the first time in the history of this championship for a competitor who received an invitation to end up on the winning podium.The following year brought a novelty – a competition in women category, which attracted great attention and caused great enthusiasm just like in the male category. The winners that year were Lysanne Richard from Canada and Michal Navratil from the Czech Republic.Last year, Gary Hunt from England won at the Old Bridge from the third attempt. Champion Rhiannan Iffland (Australia) was injured in training and thus had to give up the competition, and Cesilie Carlton from the US won. Sergio Guzman, the one who won the second place in Mostar two years earlier, was unlucky and had a bad jump, but he was saved from more serious consequences thanks to quick response of the rescuers.However, one thing did not change in all three years, and that is that the plateau under the bridge and all of the possible points from which is possible to follow the competition full of spectators who knew how to make a great atmosphere. There is no doubt that this will be the case again on September 8, when the new spectacle is scheduled.Take a look at the video:(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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