Toshiba, Suntory to contest company clubs final

first_imgThe two teams have already met this year in the Kanto League with Suntory showing amazing resilience to fight back from 38-5 down to eventually win the game 45-38. With the final being played at the National Stadium next Saturday, the Japan Rugby Football Union will be hoping for a similar game as the amateur era comes to an end.Two-time champion Suntory was pushed hard by NEC, who showed tremendous tenacity in defense, but a change of gear by its forwards in the second half eventually proved the difference between the two sides.“Our set play in the scrums and line outs let us down,” said NEC assistant coach Tom Barker. “We stayed competitive throughout but had too little ball. To beat Suntory you need to attack well and out-attack them.”NEC went ahead in the 12th minute when Keichi Shirahama sprinted over from 35 meters following an initial break by George Konia and quickly recycled ruck ball. The fullback converted his own try from the touchline — a sign of things to come as not a single kick at goal was missed all day.The message from the NEC bench was to make sure the next score was an NEC one. However, Suntory was not following the script and Shinki Gen powered over three minutes later. The try epitomized Suntory’s 15-man game as backs went into a ruck to secure possession before lock Takahiro Hiyano and No. 8 Naoya Okubo turned up in the backline to set Gen up for his try, which was converted by Toru Kurihara.NEC regained the lead when Shirahama was on target with a penalty from 40 meters out but then spent the rest of the half defending as Suntory sought to run the ball from all corners of the field. Three kickable penalties were turned down as Suntory continued with its high-risk approach — though they were helped by a number of forward passes that were completely missed by the referee.When Shirahama was on target again five minutes into the second half from 45 meters out, it seemed that Suntory may live to regret not taking shots at goal but sustained pressure was eventually rewarded when Hirotaki Onozawa went over for a try following a quick penalty close to the NEC line.Shirahama restored NEC’s lead in the 53rd minute with a third penalty but the Suntory pack were beginning to gain the upperhand. In the 58th minute Onozawa made the most of a missed NEC tackle, going over for his second try before Kiyonori Tanaka stretched over from a ruck close to the line. Kurihara converted both tries as Suntory stretched out to a 28-16 lead.NEC almost got back into it but Takashi Tsuji didn’t quite have the legs to run in a 60-meter interception and Tanaka dealt the killer blow going over for his second two minutes from the end. The 55th and final Company Clubs Rugby Football Championship will be contested between Toshiba Fuchu and Suntory following two tight semifinals on Sunday. At Hanazono Stadium, Osaka, Toshiba beat Ricoh 21-14, while Suntory beat NEC 35-23 at Chichibunomiya Stadium, Tokyo.Kiyonori Tanaka of Suntory scores a try during Sunday’s Company Clubs Rugby Football Championship semifinal match against NEC at Tokyo’s Chichibunomiya Stadium. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

NBBF, Total Sign N150m Basketball Sponsorship Deal

first_imgThe Nigeria Basketball Federation and Total E&P Nigeria on Tuesday, signed a 5-year, N150m ( One Hundred and Fifty Million naira) deal for the sponsorship of the Men’s Divisions One and Two leagues.The NBBF and Total partnership which will run between 2020 and 2025 will see Divisions One and Two receiving fifteen million naira (N15m) each annually to organize and run the leagues.Speaking at the event held on Tuesday September 15, 2020 in Lagos which had the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare in attendance, NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida said the sponsorship by Total E&P which is the first ever partnership with the lower levels of basketball has opened a new vista in the corporate sponsorship of sports in Nigeria.“Being satisfied with the concept and organization of the leagues in the past two years, we are very elated that Total E&P Nigeria Limited has now committed to extend their sponsorship arrangement with the NBBF for both competitions under the same framework for another 5 years (2020-2025)”Commenting further, Kida thanked the Company for the confidence reposed in the NBBF by extending the sponsorship of the Divisions One and Two leagues for another five years as it underscores the commitment of Total E&P to develop Nigerian youths in all facets of life through their Corporate Responsibility objectives.The NBBF President revealed that apart from the latest sponsorship, “Total E&P has also uplifted the NBBF in many spheres since this present board was inaugurated in 2017. For example, in addition to financial and related support to the NBBF, Total was the first corporate body to receive the men and women after their 2017 Afrobasket heroics.“It is also on record that Total contributed to D’Tigers becoming the first country in the world to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China after which Nigeria hosted two windows during the qualifiers.”He promised the federation’s commitment to play its part in enhancing the success of the mutual beneficial partnership.MD/CEO of Total E&P Nigeria, Engr Mike Sangster noted that their continued interest in developing sports and empowering youths in Nigeria coupled with the continued growth of basketball made the decision for the renewed partnership easier.“The growth trajectory of Nigerian basketball since the initial agreement was signed two years ago, has proved to us that our decision to identify with the body was not misplaced. Indeed, we are particularly proud that one driver of the successes that has given Nigerian basketball the magnetic appeal it has today, is our Deputy Managing Director (Deepwater), Engineer Ahmadu-Kida”.“The Nigerian grassroots basketball has been energised and repositioned with the Total sponsored Division 1 and 2 domestic leagues. The leagues have been expanded under a new format to enable over 150 teams to participate,” Sangster said.For him, the recent gesture is a reflection of the company’s appreciation of the role of sports in harnessing the energy of young people, boosting productivity as well as nation building.”The Honorable Minister, Sunday Dare who commended the federation said the latest partnership is in line with Government’s plan for sports development which involves public and private partnership in sports through the Federal, State and Local Governments to cooperate and move sports forward, ensuring holistic grassroots sports development from bottom-up. “The signing of this MoU demonstrates once again the good will and corporate social responsibility of Total E&P Nigeria in identifying with Basketball development in our country. This is transformational.”He commended the NBBF President and his board for their consistency in making Nigeria proud with great achievements at both National and International levels.“I must state here that Government is more than ever determined to provide a conducive atmosphere to stimulate corporate involvement in Sports development in the Country. I commend Total E&P Nigeria Limited for sponsoring the National Divisions 1 & 2 Men’s Basketball Leagues, as this is phenomenal.”Kida thanked the Minister for his support towards the board and basketball development in Nigeria which has led to laudable achievements.“At this juncture, I wish to restate the commitment of the board to redouble our efforts in putting proper and sustainable structures in place that will take basketball to the next level”.Also present at the signing were Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Banji Oladapo, the 2nd Vice President of NOC and President of Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Barrister Francis Orbih amongst other dignitaries.RelatedBasketball: NBBF, Total E&P To Sign 5-year Sponsorship DealSeptember 9, 2020In “BasketBall”NBBF Signs N60m, 2-Year Sponsorship Deal With TotalApril 27, 2018In “BasketBall”NBBF Chief Ahmedu Plays Down Kwese Basketball Premier LeagueMay 8, 2018In “BasketBall”last_img read more

From DOY to Apia for Kalua

first_imgBY JOHN PANGKATANA From the picturesque isles of Duke of York to Apia, Samoa. That’s a huge jump from the vastly rural island life to the biggest sporting arena in the South Pacific. That’s what’s in store for exciting unknown 15 year old Monica Kalua, who hails from Milmila, Duke of York in the East New Britain province. Kalua was this week named amongst a strong Papua New Guinea track and field team that will be looking to again to finish off the backend of the Pacific Games with a truck-load of gold medals to ensure Team PNG defends its 2015 performance in Port Moresby. She has been named in the middle and long distance team. When Pacific sprint queen Toea Wisil did PNG proud to defend her 100m dominance at the Sir John Guise Stadium, ginger haired Kalua was more interested in diving off a reef after finishing school at the local Kabian Primary School as a sprightly 11 year old. For this Tolai teen…this is what dreams are made of. She is a raw as they come after only being noticed during an a regional trials meet in Kimbe when she competed in the 5000m last year and with further training at the National Sports Institute (NSI) in Goroka under Athletics PNG development officers, Kalua will be packing what little she has to see the world. This will be the ride of her life, a far cry from the usual 30 minute dinghy ride to Kokopo. Interesting to note that she came second to current top runner Poro Gahekave. Currently based at the NSI, Kalua said she had to withdraw from school to make way for this major change in her little world, but says her family supports it and she says so far it has been roller coast ride of sorts having to adjust to live and train at the NSI, while her friends back home get to enjoy a swim in the sun daily in their backyard. “So far I’m getting used to the place (Goroka) and I feel at home with my new athletics family.” Just turning 15 on March 6, Kalua says her dream ride is attributed to the commitment of her local coach Kevin Kapmatana and hopes to do her country proud especially for her parents and friends back home on beautiful DOY. Athletics final squad for the Pacific Games: Women Toea Wisil, Leonie Beu, Adrine Monagi, Annie Topal, (plus 1 more for 4X100m), Donna Koniel, Isilia Apkup, Edna Erick (sprints and relays), Poro Gahekave, Jenny Albert, Donna Konial, Lyanne Tibu, Mary Tenge, Monica Kalua (middle and long distance), Adrine Monagi, Donna Konial, Raylyne Kanam (hurdles), Rellie Kaputin, Annie Topal, Sharon Toako, Jacqueline Travertz (jumps and throws). Men Michael Penny, Linus Kuravi, Thoa Ora, Manoka John, Terrence Talio, Nazmie Lee Marai, Theo Piniau, Emmanuel Wanga, Benjamin Aliel, Shadrach Tansi, Ephraim Lerkin (sprints and relays), George Yamak, Kamaniel Matlaun, Martin Orovo, Andipas Georasi, Siune Kagl, Sapolai Yao, Messach Fred, Simbai Kasper, James Kuadua, (middle and long distance), Cletus Mosi, Daniel Baul, Ephraim Lerkin, Mowen Boino (hurdles), Roland Hure, Eldon Toti, Penial Richard, Cletus Mosi, Karo Iga, Debono Paraka, Lakona Gerega (jumps, throws and multi events). Para – male Steven Abraham – 100m T46 Elias Larry – 100m T47 Morea Mararos – shot-put F34last_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma Hits 29th Century, 8th Vs Australia In Bangalore ODI

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma showed his love for Australia and the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore as he blasted his 29th century and his eighth against Australia as he put India on course for a series win in the third and final ODI on Sunday. With this century, Rohit is now joint-second in the tally of most centuries by an Indian player in ODIs against Australia behind Sachin Tendulkar who has nine centuries and Virat Kohli’s tally of eight. It was a momentous match for Rohit as he notched up 9000 runs in the very first over of the game when he tucked a full ball from Pat Cummins to the deep square leg region. Rohit has an excellent limited-overs record against Australia. He has hit seven centuries against them, including his first double century at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in 2013. He has scored over 2000 runs against Australia and has hit a staggering 75 sixes and counting against them in ODIs, which is the most by any player against the five-time champions. Rohit looked in great touch the moment he got going with a four off Mitchell Starc, having earlier gotten past the landmark of 9000 runs. In the next over bowled by Starc, he blasted a four and then upper-cut a short ball to deep backward point for a six to signal his intentions. Rohit was in the mood for big shots and he pummelled a short ball from Cummins over the boundary at deep midwicket as India started the powerplay brilliantly. Rohit was in full flow and backed by KL Rahul, he hit two further fours off Cummins as India raced along. Rohit neared his fifty by carving a shortish ball to deep backward point for a boundary and then notched up his fifty without any major problems. Australia did not help themselves by bowling too short, with Rohit taking full toll of Marnus Labuschagne, Adam Zampa and Aaron Finch by depositing them over the ropes for a big six. There was a moment of panic on 97 when Rohit mistimed a slogICC ODI Cricketer Of The YearRohit was named the ICC’s ‘2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year’ for his incredible run of form, while English all-rounder Ben Stokes walked away with the overall honours. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was named captain of both the ICC’s Test and ODI teams of the year besides winning the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award for his gesture of trying to stop the fans from booing Steve Smith during a World Cup match. Smith was returning to international cricket from a one-year suspension for ball-tampering at that time.Rohit has tied Virat Kohli’s tally of centuries against Australia with 10. (Image credit: Getty Images)Rohit is looking forward to carrying his form in the coming year, after an aggregate of 1409 runs from 28 matches with seven hundreds in the ODI format. “It is great to be recognised in this fashion. We are very happy with the way we performed as a team in 2019. We could have done better but we have a lot of positives and a lot to look forward to in 2020,” Rohit said.Also Read | Rohit Sharma Reaches 9000 Runs In Bangalore ODI vs AustraliaRohit became the first player to hit three double centuries in ODIs and four centuries in Twenty20 Internationals. In Tests, Rohit had endured a struggle but in the recent series against South Africa and Bangladesh, Rohit broke his rut in Tests by registering big scores. Having received brickbats and praise in equal measures during his 12-year international career, Rohit said he was enjoying the mental space he currently is in and says his wife and kid are responsbile for making him a better player and that criticism does not affect him anymore.last_img read more

United are still a threat – Mourinho

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Manchester United’s current struggles will be irrelevant when the two sides meet on Sunday.Louis Van Gaal’s side have only won three of their eight league games so far this season and could fall 13 points behind the Blues if they lose to the league leaders at Old Trafford.But Mourinho, who was assistant manager to Van Gaal at Barcelona for three seasons and cites the Dutchman as a big influence on his career, said: “Man United is Man United.“It doesn’t matter the manager, it doesn’t matter the moment, the table or the players. United is United and always look at them independent of these factors.“We go respecting an opponent that is one of the best and most difficult in the Premier League.“We are confident, we are in a good situation and there is no reason to change our feeling. We play against a big team but we feel in a good moment.“I like to play in the most difficult stadiums. I know the risk is bigger but I always enjoy these matches. I have been there with four teams; with Porto, Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea. I like to go there.“We are playing well we are confident and are top of the league. The camp is happy and we are ready for the game.”Last season, the corresponding fixture at Old Trafford ended 0-0 and was a game of few chances.Fernando Torres was dropped, Andre Schurrle played up front and Chelsea had no recognised centre-forward.“On Sunday we go to win. If you give me one point, I don’t accept it,” Mourinho said.“I want to fight for three points. But sometimes a point during a game is a positive result. Last year in the end we accepted the point as normal result.” See also:Chelsea boss backs Drogba and LuisRemy out but Costa has ‘a little chance’Solanke’s maturity is the key to his progress, says Nevin Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sports caps

first_img 1,664 Favourite Logos:Red WingsSt.Louis Blues Sign in to follow this   5,765 posts Link to post All Activity Share this post Forums Home 921 Posted May 14, 2013 Digital Champion wildwing64 Sports Logos 0 Location:Billericay, UK Posted May 14, 2013 Followers 0 SportsLogos.Net SportsLogos.Net Sports caps Sports Logo News Sports caps Hi fellas!So I have a bit of a hat fetish. And by ‘bit’ I mean…very small. I don’t have 100 caps or anything, but I’m always on the look out for good quality interesting caps. Be it sports related or not, I just like to own a cap that looks good and fits my head nicely.The problem is there has been a huge sway towards the wide brim, hipster cap which I am totally not into. They don’t suit me and it wouldn’t make sense for me to wear one. However, almost everywhere you go that’s what they sell. There are so neat designs, but I don’t want to wear a wide brim cap. They are all over the place online too. I once bought a Canucks cap that had a picture of it that was not a flat wide brim, but when I go it, it was. You can’t make wide brim a curved brim. It’s completely different shape.So anyway, I’m wonder if anyone knows of some good online places to go where they have a decent selection of good quality caps that aren’t all wide brim? I’ve always bookmarked websites that seem to have potential, but over time they all let me down. I can’t trust these sites anymore to not send me a wide brim hat they they tell me is curved. Suggestions, recommendations, thoughts? 921 Share this post 1,664 Followers 0center_img Go To Topic Listing 0 I thought the wide brim “snapback” style cap was more of a mass market fad than a hipster thing.If you’re willing to import from North America, Football Fanatics has a pretty decent range of caps for a wide range of teams, including the Canucks if that’s what you’re after. 1,664 Sports Logo News All Activity Bayne Sports caps Bayne Best place to buy online? Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites wildwing64 Members Forums Home This topic is now closed to further replies. Members Location:Perth, Western Australia 2,550 posts Share on other sites Recommended Posts 921 Sports Logos Link to post By Bayne, May 14, 2013 in Sports Logo Newslast_img read more

Steve Gunn column: New logo signifies LSJ’s commitment to cover Walker Arena teams

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Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $37.99 Not relevant Ads by Amazon Twelve Displayed poorly × Inappropriate / Offensive (34271) MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Other Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) I covered a Muskegon Risers game on Saturday night, and I have to admit that in the days leading up to the contest, I wasn’t terribly excited about it.That was just because the Risers were 1-9 going into their last home game of the indoor soccer season at L.C. Walker Arena. Their opponent, the first-place and defending champion Chicago Mustangs, were 9-1. The week before the Risers lost to a team that was not in first place, 17-4. So I suspected Saturday’s game would be another ugly one, and a grim way to spend a chunk of the weekend.It turned out to be a great game. The Risers gave Chicago everything it could handle, and only lost 7-6. There was another good crowd, too, which surprised me, considering it was the last home game of the season, and there hadn’t been any home victories at all.But I had no way of knowing it would be an entertaining game, played in front of a nice crowd.LocalSportsJournal.com was going to cover the game either way, with a reporter and photographer, because of our long-term commitment to cover our community teams that play at L.C. Walker Arena.That’s why we’re introducing a simple new logo, which you can see displayed to the left. It’s our “LSJ/L.C. Walker Arena” logo, and it will be embedded in all of our future stories about the teams that play at the arena.Since LSJ began, more than five years ago, we’ve had live coverage of every Muskegon Lumberjacks home game, in the regular season and playoffs. We’ve done the same for the West Michigan Ironmen arena football team, as well as the Risers when they started playing indoors a few years ago.While the Risers’ indoor home season has come to an end, LSJ will be there when the Ironmen open their 2019 season on Saturday night at home. And of course we will stay on top of the Lumberjacks’ exciting push for their first Clark Cup championship.We are the only local media outlet that has live reporter/photographer coverage (almost always two different people) of all those arena games. The LSJ reporter is almost always the only local reporter in the press box.That commitment has been challenging to maintain at times, because we are a small-staff, small-budget company, and most of our time is spent covering the 20-plus high schools in our area. We haven’t even reached the point where we can cover all the many varsity sports at those schools, and that remains a goal.Yet we’ve kept our commitment to cover Walker Arena games, because we believe those events provide a unifying element for our community, and are good for Muskegon and its economy. We think the arena – particularly with its nice new renovations – is a critical facility to maintain for the community, and the teams playing there help keep it financially viable.We also believe all Muskegon media outlets that cover sports should make a priority of providing live coverage of Walker Arena teams. Maybe stories about those teams don’t always get as many computer clicks as stories about high school teams, but local media has a responsibility to cover local events, period.How can any event that draws 2,000-3,000 people in Muskegon not be worthy of live news coverage?Maybe the difference is that we are a locally-owned and operated company, not part of any national or regional corporate chain, and we don’t base our coverage decisions on computer metrics.Our job is to cover sports in the community, and we work hard to get it done. When you notice our “LSJ/L.C. Walker Arena” logo, you will know we were there. 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Three Women Referees Set to Make History at Men’s AFCON

first_imgTanzania’s Jonesia Kabakama, Kenya’s Mary Njoroge and Madagascar’s Lidwine will be making history as the first female referees in a CAF men’s tournament at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.The trio alongside 26 male referees will undergo a training course in Casablanca ahead of the age grade competition, the football governing body in Africa, CAF revealed yesterday.The selected referees will also undergo medical, physical and theoretical tests in the course of the training.The groundbreaking decision is proof of CAF’s devotion to improving women football in the continent according to a statement released on the body’s official website.“It will also give women match officials a bigger platform to expose their talents and also gain experience at the competitive level considering the limited matches and competitions which often affects their progress and development.” The statement read.In 2015, South Africa’s Akhona Makalima made history as the first woman to officiate a men’s professional football match in Africa in a Premier Soccer League (PSL) match between the University of Pretoria Football Club and Mpumalanga Black Aces.Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will face Angola, Uganda and hosts Tanzania in Group A while Guinea, Cameroon, Morocco and Senegal will battle each other for spots in the semifinal of the competition billed to commence from April 14 to 28.The semi-finalists will represent Africa at the FIFA U17 World Cup. The venue is yet to be decided. RelatedEXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Referees will Soon Be Selected For AFCON – Ferdinand Udoh (AUDIO)May 16, 2019In “Nigeria””Corona Officer”, Single Venues And Other CAF Recommendations For Resumption Of FootballJune 23, 2020In “CAF”EXCLUSIVE: Ferdinand Udoh Reveals What Ruled Him Out Of 2019 AFCON Duties (AUDIO)April 25, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

SCB: Economy still bullish

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank has expressed hope and confidence in the Ghanaian economy and that despite the creeping global financial downturn the economy is still resilient.Buttressing this point, the bank stated that corporate activities remained bullish in spite of the rising inflation and interest rates and that the slowness of the growth of the economy was only temporal.Speakers at a press soiree organised by the bank in Accra over the weekend said statistics indicated that inflation was reducing and noted that the second quarter of this year would record a further decrease.The bank’s Area Head of Origination and Client Coverage in Wholesale Banking in West and Central Africa, Mr. Kweku Bedu-Addo, said the intensified financial crisis had resulted in the decline of remittances, decline in Foreign Direct Investments and donor funds flow but the domestic economy demonstrated rapid output growth of 7.3 per cent in 2008.Touching on the coverage model of the bank, Mr. Badu-Addo said the bank was providing a wide range of financial services in the fields of loans and advances, trade financing, treasury and fixed income and corporate finance and advisory.He said the bank had developed a sustainable lending programme that helps communities to operate in the areas of forestry, oil palm, power generation, trade and finance, cocoa processing, oil and gas exploration and others. The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana and Area General Manager of West Africa of the Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Hemen Shah, in his contributory remarks said the bank was the lead financier of the jubilee fields following the discovery of oil in the country and added that the bank had supported Tullow Energy to raise the needed funds for the oil exploration.On the bank’s support for the agricultural sector, Mr. Shah said the bank was involved in direct lending to farming communities within which they operated, and added that the bank expended about $50 million on fertiliser and other farming chemicals to support farmers with an additional $25 million expected in June, this year for the minor crop season.Other officials of the bank said as part of the bank’s commitment towards protecting the environment, the bank in collaboration with the Forestry Commission planted trees from Accra to the northern part of the country and supported the recycling of paper waste into tissues.The bank, according to the officials, embarked on a clean-up campaign at some beaches in Accra as part of the recent observation of World Malaria Day.Source: Daily Graphiclast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 10/10/17

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the latest scores from yesterday’s sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 5, Boston 4N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 3NATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 2, Washington 1L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 1NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESt. Louis 3, N.Y. Islanders 2; SOColorado 4, Boston 0New Jersey 6, Buffalo 2Toronto 4, Chicago 3; OTTampa Bay 4, Washington 3; OTWinnipeg 5, Edmonton 2Calgary 2, Anaheim 0NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEMinnesota 20, Chicago 17Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more