High school baseball: (updates Jason Bland game times) Parkway downs Ruston; Airline’s Jason Bland…

first_imgFriday At Captain Shreve — Livonia vs. Captain Shreve, 6 Jon-Mikal Robertson had a double in Bossier’s loss to Northwood. Parkway led 5-1 after four. Ruston got within two with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. At Parkway — Captain Shreve vs. Parkway, 3:30 Brown, who entered the game with one out in the sixth, sat the Bearcats down in order in the bottom of the seventh, striking out two. Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Saturday At Byrd — Livonia vs. Byrd, 6 Here is the schedule. At Captain Shreve — Captain Shreve vs. Benton, 6 In a District 1-4A game, the Bossier Bearkats fell to Northwood 12-2 at Northwood. At Ruston, Christian Vicknair led Parkway (5-3) at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a triple. Eric Brown went 2-for-3.center_img Airline’s Jason Bland Memorial tournament starts Thursday. Thursday At Parkway — Ruston vs. Parkway, 6 At Airline — Captain Shreve vs. Texas High, 10 a.m.; Texas High vs. Parkway, 12:30 p.m.; Benton vs. Airline, 3; Haughton vs. Airline, 5:30 At Airline — Haughton vs. Texas High, 3; Texas High vs. Airline, 5:30 At Airline — Benton vs. Parkway, 4; Byrd vs. Airline, 6:30. At Haughton — Ruston vs. Haughton, 5 At Haughton — Livonia vs. Haughton, 11 a.m. Starter Collier Cloinger went five innings for the win. At Byrd — Benton vs. Byrd, 10 a.m.; Ruston vs. Byrd, 12:30 The Parkway Panthers defeated Ruston 5-3 in a non-district game Tuesday at Ruston.last_img read more

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Rox Show Signs Early, Ultimately Fall to Loggers 8-3

first_img 1080p HD La Crosse, WI — A home run in the first set the tone for the St. Cloud Rox but quickly faded as the La Crosse Loggers defeated the Rox 8-3 last (Friday) night.Rox outfielder Rickey Ramriez got his team going early with a solo home run in the top of the first. The team was able to get two more batters on setting up for Luke Ringhofer to collect his first RBI’s of the season with a single up the middle to lead 3-0 in the first. Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 720p HD La Crosse would soon get things going in the third inning. The Loggers scored three runs to tie the game at 3-3, despite only recording two hits in the frame.The Rox bullpen faced trouble in the fourth inning giving up a three-run homer. The offense for La Crosse resumed in the fifth inning when Collin Strall hit a two-run home run to put the Loggers up 8-3 after five, which would be the final score.Quinten Sefcik made his first start for the Rox not allowing a hit in the first three innings. The redshirt freshman finished with 60 pitches, 3 innings, 3 runs (1 earned), and walked 2 batters.The Rox will now come back home tonight (Saturday) for their home opener against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. World Champion Terry Steinbach will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.Game set to start at 7:05 p.m.center_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 1/1last_img read more

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Archer and Gowtham combine for Dramatic Rajasthan Royals victory

first_imgDEBUTANT Jofra Archer starred with both the ball and the bat as Rajasthan Royals beat struggling defending Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians by three wickets.Archer’s death bowling (3-22) kept the Royals in contention after Suryakumar Yadav (72) and Ishan Kishan (58) mustered a partnership of 129 for Mumbai, but the hosts were soon in trouble with the bat in Jaipur.Chasing a target of 168, Rajasthan were 125-6 with under three overs remaining – despite Sanju Samson’s 52 – but then Archer and Krishnappa Gowtham (33 not out) began finding the boundary.Archer only made eight, but he ran well between the wickets and helped to turn the tide as Gowtham hit six boundaries, including the maximum that sealed victory with two balls remaining.MIXED MUMBAI STARTEvin Lewis’ tournament has been a mixed affair so far and the West Indies big-hitter went for the first of three golden ducks in a bizarre Mumbai innings.Suryakumar and Kishan stepped into the breach to carry the Indians to 130 with three sixes each, before the latter fell as he failed to ramp a ball over Jos Buttler.That marked the start of a Mumbai collapse, with Suryakumar gone in the next over and captain Rohit Sharma following two balls later as he ran himself out.The Indians still – in theory – had time to wrack up a handy score, but their momentum was checked by Archer in the 19th over.He removed Krunal Pandya (7) with the first ball, the batsman slogging to Heinrich Klaasen, and better was to come.Hardik Pandya responded with a four, but he quickly followed his brother when Archer battered a ball against his pads and then onto the wickets, before Mitchell McClenaghan went with the next ball as a yorker struck middle stump.GOWTHAM GETS ROYALS THROUGHThe Royals’ run rate was initially a little slow in response, however, even as Samson and Ben Stokes (40) struck up a partnership of 72 and Mumbai took their time to make progress with the ball.When Hardik Pandya crashed a yorker into Stokes’ leg stump, the wickets started falling with some regularity – Jasprit Bumrah removing Samson and Buttler (6) in consecutive balls – and Rajasthan’s challenge looked to be quickly fading.Requiring 43 from 17 balls, Archer and Gowtham spectacularly delivered to earn the Royals’ third win as the Indians – on one win – were left to reflect on another defeat.last_img read more

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Real Madrid will attack Bayern, vows Zidane

first_imgBy Joseph CassinelliMADRID, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said his side will look to attack Bayern Munich quickly in today’s Champions League semi-final second leg as they seek to remain on course for an unprecedented third consecutive European Cup.Real hold a 2-1 lead after the first leg in Germany last week. However the Frenchman insists the job is nowhere near completed.“The key for us is to think about winning the game and go onto the pitch wanting to do that. We need to go out to score quickly and that’s what we’ll try to do,” Zidane told a news conference.“It’s a semi-final, we know how important it is and what we have to do. We don’t have to change what we’re doing. “Our focus and determination will be there – we don’t need to change much – what we did in the first leg was good, but we now need to show in the return that what we want is to go through.”With regular right-back Dani Carvajal missing with a hamstring problem, Zidane faces a selection headache given replacement Nacho has sat out the past month with a thigh injury.Local media reports indicate winger Lucas Vazquez could be asked to deputise. However no decision will be made until today. Midfielder Isco is also a doubt following a shoulder problem. “Nacho has been out, but trained a lot recently, and today he was with us and he’s ready to go in that respect,” Zidane said. “We have time ahead of the game and we’ll think about what we’re going to do.”Real captain Sergio Ramos echoed the coach’s thoughts: “We got a good result over there, but we need to think that it’s still 0-0. We want to defend our title, and beat the Germans, too,” he said. “We’re making the impossible look easy. In the last four years we’ve won three Champions League titles. In such a small space of time it’s a challenge for the squad to carry on breaking records.”Ramos, meanwhile, also said that his side would not give Barcelona a guard of honour in their league meeting next weekend despite the Catalan outfit securing the La Liga title on Sunday, as per the coach’s instructions.“What Zidane says is gospel. We’re making too much fuss out of all this. Barca have the title, which is what they wanted, but there will be no guard of honour – full stop,” he said. “They want to enjoy their title and the same for us and ours. We need to eliminate the Germans and to reach another final.”last_img read more

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Block Fonts

first_imgMJWalker45 Agreed.I guess the Champion font wasn’t distinctive enough for most fans to care when it was scrapped.South Carolina is using a font similar to the old champion fontThat’s not close to champion at all. Posted September 2, 2013 53,285 posts 22,644 All Activity Members Link to post Block Fonts A bit early for Christmas carolin, Gamecocks. In any event, by the same token I’ve long felt a certain team should be wearing Champion numbers instead of regular block, though the Bills weren’t who I had in mind… Link to post Banned Followers 1 Go To Topic Listing Members 0 We’ll get turned around soon. Buc 22,644 Followers 1 Location:Los Angeles, CA Posted September 2, 2013 #Grateful TheOldRoman Agreed.I guess the Champion font wasn’t distinctive enough for most fans to care when it was scrapped.South Carolina is using a font similar to the old champion fontThat is more lakers font than bills font 22,644 Favourite Logos:Angels, Bills, Blue Jays, Chargers, Dodgers, Kings, Lakers, Lions, Panthers, Rams, Tiger-Cats Posted September 2, 2013 Share on other sites 0 Share this post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Formerly & Currently McCall McCall Gothamite wonderbread Share this post TheOldRoman Share on other sites Quillz 1,204 Link to post Link to post By Quillz, September 1, 2013 in Sports Logo News Okay, kind of a dumb question, but does anyone know what the “original” block font in baseball was and when it first appeared?I was under the impression it was the standard MLB block that is still used by the Yankees, Tigers, Braves and Padres, but there is also the variation used by the Dodgers, Mets and many other teams.As for appearance, I’m guessing the late 19th century or whenever jerseys were first numbered. Favourite Logos:Angels, Bills, Blue Jays, Chargers, Dodgers, Kings, Lakers, Lions, Panthers, Rams, Tiger-Cats 1,292 1,182 0 Agreed. I guess the Champion font wasn’t distinctive enough for most fans to care when it was scrapped. So much more interesting than: Gothamite 1,204 2,171 Share on other sites 0 That font used to be the stock font of the MacAuliffe company, and any teams supplied by them wore it. Spaulding and Wilson also used it for a time, but MacAuliffe stuck with it when others changed. Supplied by those manufacturers, the Brooklyn Dodgers wore it for a time, as noted. Also the Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers (very briefly), and even… the Yankees.The other companies moved to more standard block fonts, but MacAuliffe persisted. Being a Boston-based company, they supplied the Red Sox long after other clubs moved to different manufacturers, which is how the font became associated with the Sox specifically. Link to post Share on other sites All Activity Quillz 22,644 This topic is now closed to further replies. Gothamite 4,578 posts Share on other sites Really? That’s interesting. I thought I recall seeing a photo of the Brooklyn Dodgers using it once. 18,000 Link to post 1,355 Posted September 8, 2013 Location:Missouri Gothamite Share this post 1,292 Members 0 Forums Home Members 1,292 Mississippi State wears a Champion style font. It was something that helped me identify who had them as a supplier before they allowed manufacturers logos on the sleeve. Posted September 2, 2013 In the same way the Red Sox kept that manufacturer’s font, I wish the Bills could have kept the Champion font from the ’90s. It didn’t look good on most jerseys and yes, it looked crappy when used as the default font on all replicas. However, that font was the Bills to me growing up. The last few years before the awful millennial set, they kept the same uniforms with a standard block font, and it just wasn’t the same. wonderbread Share this post Sports Logos I believe the Red Sox number font was one of the most widely used and original ones, but now only Boston still uses it and so it has become known as distinctly theirs. 1,204 SportsLogos.Net BBTV 22,644 Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus Share this post Posted September 7, 2013 Favourite Logos:Philadelphia EaglesSeattle MarinersCubs “Cuba” scriptFremantle Dockers Share on other sites 5,026 Sports Logo News Sports Logos Share on other sites Gothamite 22,644 Gothamite 18,000 five boroughs, one City. Members 22,644 22,644 Posted September 2, 2013 It reminds me of the early Lombardi years, where they used a series of different block number styles, often at the same time thanks to re-using old jerseys. Starr and Hornung are clearly wearing two different fives. Then there’s this photo from October 2, 1960:Check out the sevens on Henry Jordan (#74) and Bill Forester (#71). Jordan is wearing the serifed style, which the Packers first used in 1959, returned to around 1962 and still use today. 0 Link to post 1,355 fonts Sign in to follow this   7,532 posts 0 Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely 289 Sign in to follow this   Sports Logo News Members five boroughs, one City. Quillz 1,182 Block Fonts McCall Link to post 289 11,770 posts 53,285 posts baseball 46,552 posts Share this post Share this post Discrim 382 53,285 posts Share on other sites 5,026 Location:Racine, WI…where I am very proud of my 0-year NFL career 2,171 Buc 2,983 posts Link to post Members is very bendy…and I need a hug 1,355 Posted September 2, 2013 Link to post 5,026 Quillz Share on other sites Share this post 1,355 0 Discrim Share on other sites Members 1,182 15,496 posts Share this post Recommended Posts 382 Share on other sites 1,355 Posted September 2, 2013 0 Members Agreed.I guess the Champion font wasn’t distinctive enough for most fans to care when it was scrapped.South Carolina is using a font similar to the old champion font Link to post 18,000 12,401 posts Share this post St Louis Cardinals Forums Home Members Members Link to post Location:Los Angeles, CA Posted September 7, 2013 SportsLogos.Net 289 1,355 Share on other sites 22,252 posts Posted September 2, 2013 Initialisms Suck MJWalker45 0 St Louis Cardinals five boroughs, one City. “CAROLIN”? 22,644 Posted September 1, 2013 Share this post Members 0 2,171 382 14,053 posts Share this post Location:San Antonio, Texas 0 0 Link to post 4,578 posts BBTV Posted September 1, 2013 Share this post Block Fontslast_img read more

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Can you help me ID Lex Luger’s jersey?

first_img 3,239 posts Share on other sites 920 posts the admiral Actually, got medically disqualified before making it to MEPS and then OCS. Worked closely with G-7 at Accessions Command/Knox before that got shut down and given to the suits at the Marketing and Research Group in Alexandria. Don’t take anything derogatory by the term, though a lot of people around the Radcliffe, KY area would consider jerseys like these “high fashion”, in my experience.No worries. I worked at the airfield in Germany that was the home for USAEUR Air Assault school(Fulda, Germany) for a while. Wanted to go but everyone else did too. You literally had to be SOM to get to do anything(German weapons medal, all Army sports, etc.). Can you help me ID Lex Luger’s jersey? 973 Members 0 26,192 Posted February 6, 2014 52 Share this post 0 the admiral 2,215 The Thrill 7 The Thrill Share on other sites 57,915 posts Link to post 26,192 Posted February 6, 2014 Share this post Members Share on other sites Share on other sites 5,735 posts guest23 Share this post Members oldschoolvikings Posted February 6, 2014 kwmoore Raider Nation Members kwmoore Location:Kentucky 0 8 eriqjaffe 493 posts TheStoicPaisano 872 posts Link to post Posted February 7, 2014 16,001 Share this post Share on other sites Posted February 7, 2014 Share this post I think that’s the 2000 WCW logo on the collar.That’s a cross. Posted February 6, 2014 Posted February 6, 2014 973 Location:Green Bay, WI 16,001 0 The Man Behind the Curtain TheStoicPaisano Location:somewhere in Kansas… 3,972 52 What happened to him? (not trying to be mean… I seriously want to know) Posted February 6, 2014 Sign in to follow this   2 Probably some jesus freak jersey from herehttp://www.christianthrowbackjersey.com/football.htmlYou know how chickenhawks wear “Air Assault 101” jerseys in Steelers colors? It’s like that but for bible thumpers. Share on other sites Share on other sites “Sports Aesthetics” 1,252 52 Share on other sites You know how chickenhawks wear “Air Assault 101” jerseys in Steelers colors? It’s like that but for bible thumpers.Chickenhawks? Sounds like a groundpounder who no-go’ed himself out of airborne/air assault school on the first day.That would be 101st Airborne. There’s an entire line of military football and baseball jerseys. The Army football jerseys are the biggest part of the line. They didn’t just randomly pick the units either and the jersey colors match those on the unit patches. My first unit, 11th ACR, looks a bit like the Falcons white jerseys. Jezus_Ghoti Share this post 3,972 Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   8 Probably some jesus freak jersey from herehttp://www.christianthrowbackjersey.com/football.htmlYou know how chickenhawks wear “Air Assault 101” jerseys in Steelers colors? It’s like that but for bible thumpers.We prefer to be called Christians…bible thumpers is not cool. nuordr I knew it… Location:detroit 1 Old School Fool 23 1,535 nash61 16,001 844 Link to post 1,252 1,322 posts Link to post Posted February 7, 2014 Members Members 3,239 posts Got you roasted like evah Share this post Members By The Thrill, February 6, 2014 in Sports Logo News 1,252 What happened to him? (not trying to be mean… I seriously want to know)man he looks rough but then again most of those old pros do if they even live to that age…roids, booze, and hard drugs will do that to you…if you’re bored spend a few minutes perusing the googles for old wrasslers like razor ramon (scott hall?)…it’s quite shocking and depressing at the same time. Share on other sites Sports Logo News 0 Sports Logos 1 TheRicSlick Posted February 7, 2014 8 Posted February 6, 2014 0 -kj 180 posts Posted February 6, 2014 Members oldschoolvikings Got you roasted like evah Probably some jesus freak jersey from herehttp://www.christianthrowbackjersey.com/football.htmlYou know how chickenhawks wear “Air Assault 101” jerseys in Steelers colors? It’s like that but for bible thumpers.We prefer to be called Christians…bible thumpers is not cool.And besides it’s bible humpers. BTW i’m Catholic.Let’s stop the theophobic remarks, please. Banned Link to post Link to post 2,215 Share this post 0 oldschoolvikings oz615 Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots 0 0 Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. Members Share this post TheRicSlick 0 AgentColon 1,083 844 Can you help me ID Lex Luger’s jersey? 37 82 Recommended Posts 5,583 posts nash61 Link to post Share this post Members Posted February 7, 2014 All Activity 16,001 oz615 0 Share this post Location:San Jose What happened to him? (not trying to be mean… I seriously want to know) He suffered a nerve impingement in his neck that led to temporary paralysis – he basically had no movement of his arms or legs for about a year, so it’s probably just muscle atrophy.Also, drugs are bad m’kay. Members Share this post Share on other sites “I see you’re drinking 1%” All Activity Link to post 2,215 Share on other sites Share this post Members 8 Jezus_Ghoti Link to post Banned Sports Logos Followers 1 TheStoicPaisano Share this post 1 37 Link to post Share this post Share on other sites 23 Old School Fool 8 1,083 Share this post Location:California 0 TheStoicPaisano 26,192 Just came across video from TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woui4O25Z18&feature=youtube_gdata_player) of former WWF/WCW superstar Lex Luger pawning some of his old ring robes.In the clip, he’s wearing a jersey that I can’t place…My wrestling peeps wanna know: can you ID this gear for me?Clues: not NFL, no league on the collar (he’s wearing a T-shirt beneath w/ a cross on the neck), and there’s a wordmark above the chest numbers and some insignia on the orange portion of the sleeves…all blurred out by TruTV.Thanks for the help, folks! Link to post 52 Posted February 6, 2014 I apologize for any decorum 82 kwmoore Star wipe, and…we’re out. look at his tiny little arms! 0 Jezus_Ghoti Nope. That’s a religious jersey. WCW didn’t sell a jersey that quality for PPV’s. Share on other sites 1,083 Posted February 7, 2014 920 posts 37 12,229 posts Jezus_Ghoti 1,083 12,787 posts 12,787 posts 0 nuordr Link to post Share this post 0 1,083 Link to post Probably some jesus freak jersey from herehttp://www.christianthrowbackjersey.com/football.htmlYou know how chickenhawks wear “Air Assault 101” jerseys in Steelers colors? It’s like that but for bible thumpers.We prefer to be called Christians…bible thumpers is not cool.And besides it’s bible humpers. BTW i’m Catholic. Members 52 0 7 16,001 Compare that picture to a current of David Lee Roth. Uncanny. Forums Home Link to post 19,663 posts 493 posts It’s based on the Falcons’ white jersey, but the colors and number font aren’t right for them. AgentColon Share on other sites Prev Favourite Logos:MSU Spartan Head, Kansas Jayhawk’s new rebrand, TB Buccaneers 97-13 primary, Jordan era Wizards logo,Charlotte Bobcats, Cubs Members 8 8 Share this post 3,972 Posted February 6, 2014 guest23 8 Link to post 0 Share on other sites 1,083 Share on other sites 1,535 eriqjaffe Link to post Location:detroit 973 9,766 posts You know how chickenhawks wear “Air Assault 101” jerseys in Steelers colors? It’s like that but for bible thumpers.Chickenhawks? Sounds like a groundpounder who no-go’ed himself out of airborne/air assault school on the first day.That would be 101st Airborne. There’s an entire line of military football and baseball jerseys. The Army football jerseys are the biggest part of the line. They didn’t just randomly pick the units either and the jersey colors match those on the unit patches. My first unit, 11th ACR, looks a bit like the Falcons white jerseys.Actually, got medically disqualified before making it to MEPS and then OCS. Worked closely with G-7 at Accessions Command/Knox before that got shut down and given to the suits at the Marketing and Research Group in Alexandria. Don’t take anything derogatory by the term, though a lot of people around the Radcliffe, KY area would consider jerseys like these “high fashion”, in my experience. Does this answer you question? Looks like it’s a jersey that might have been sold at WCW Souled Out 2000 or something. Just a guess, as I think that’s the 2000 WCW logo on the collar. kwmoore Link to post 1 Next Members 2,447 posts Prev oldschoolvikings Share on other sites 844 Vamos Hector! kwmoore 8 Members Does this answer you question? Share this post Go To Topic Listing Page 1 of 2   0 -kj Link to post SportsLogos.Net Posted February 6, 2014 5,731 posts Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators 2 Posted February 6, 2014 16,001 1,535 What happened to him? (not trying to be mean… I seriously want to know)He suffered a nerve impingement in his neck that led to temporary paralysis – he basically had no movement of his arms or legs for about a year, so it’s probably just muscle atrophy. Members 52 Page 1 of 2   Forums Home Link to post Share on other sites Share this post 82 Next Posted February 6, 2014 493 posts 23 Looks sorta like a BC Lions jersey, but not quite right. kwmoore Followers 1 Link to post 7 SportsLogos.Net Favourite Logos:North Stars Posted February 7, 2014 Sports Logo News Can you help me ID Lex Luger’s jersey?last_img read more

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Hearts of oak to install new leaders

first_imgThe current 25 member board of directors of premier league club Accra Hearts of Oak is set to be replaced following a move by the new owners to chat a new path for the club.A interim 11 member team is expected to be named to take over from the Commodore E M Mensah led board of directors after six years in office.Strategic Initiative is the mother company of Strategic African Securities which managed the floatation of Hearts of Oak shares and they bought majority stake in the club and JOY Sports understand the takeover is expected to take place today following the resignation of the existing board.Hearts of Oak became the first Ghanaian club to initiate an IPO and despite an initial slow response from the fans and the public to buying shares, the club raised about 2.5 million after several extensions to the date.The new owners of the club which has a former Director, Togbui Afede’s Strategic Initiative as the biggest share holder have indicated their resolve to review the operations of the club to maximize the immense opportunities available for Hearts of Oak to become a big club in Africa again.Hearts of Oak is one of the most decorated clubs in Africa with 20 league titles and three major African club titles.last_img read more

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Road To Wrestlemania: WWE Elimination Chamber

first_imgThe road to Wrestlemania makes a detour in Houston for the “Elimination Chamber” Some call it the Devil’s playground, a steel structure created to house chaos. Two matches tonight will be held inside the sadistic steel structure. One to crown the first ever Women’s tag team champions. Another for the coveted WWE title. The road to Wrestlemania is filled with curves and swerves, let’s see who maneuvers through the dangers of the chamber.Cruiserweight Championship — Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa:This will probably end up on the pre show but the match has potential. Champion vs former champion, these two should produce an exciting and fast paced match to get things started.My prediction: Buddy MurphyBraun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin:This one has been brewing for a few weeks now. Corbin continues to aggravate the monster among men. To be honest, for me if this goes anyway other than Strowman ripping Corbin apart I will be deeply disappointed.My prediction: Braun StrowmanSmackDown Tag Team Titles-Miz & Shane McMahon (c) vs. The Usos:WWE paints a blurry picture with this one. What is the long term plan with Miz and Shane? Miz doesn’t play well with others and this could implode at any time. Will Jimmy Uso’s recent arrest have an impact? The former tag team champions and brothers have a huge advantage in chemistry and tag team game plans. One can only speculate at this point. I will say this should be a solid and entertaining match.My prediction: The Miz & Shane McMahonRaw Women’s Championship- Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Ruby Riott:I absolutely love this one for a couple reasons. Rousey has far and away exceeded any and all reasonable expectations in her one year run with the WWE. The Rowdy One takes everything that is thrown at her without hesitation. Ronda is genuinely appreciative of the fans love and support, and it shows in her dedication to always be at her best. Ruby Riot is vastly underrated and under appreciated. She is a solid worker in the ring and works the crowd like play dough. They have kept her in the shadows as enhancement talent but that can change at the snap of a finger. While it appears Rousey will retain her title in route to Wrestlemania, Vince is the Sultan of the swerve so nothing is guaranteed.My prediction: “Rowdy” Ronda RouseyIntercontinental Championship -(Handicap match) Bobby Lashley (c) & Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor:Okay let’s get this one out of the way. Little Lio Rush get’s on my last damn nerve, and I”m over Bobby Lashley as IC Champ. There I said it out loud. I think Fin Balor deserves the title and finds a way to steal a win in this uneven affair. Little Lio most likely takes the pin potentially setting up Lashley vs Balor at Wrestlemania in a rematch.My prediction: Finn BalorWomen’s Tag Team Championship – Nia Jax & Tamina vs. Riott Squad vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs. The Iconics vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Naomi & Carmella (Elimination Chamber):Women’s tag team titles are long overdue. They have enough talented females that they can easily keep this fresh and interesting if they do it right. As for the Chamber there are a couple questions and concerns. First I hope and pray that Nia and Tamina do not win the belts. They live off their respective family names and truly are the least talented women in this match. Once again I ask will the arrest of Naomi’s husband cause an issue? Will the recent allegations against Carmella draw backlash from WWE? The Iconics are good but I don’t think they poll it off. Bayley and Sasha are huge fan favorites. The recent run with Banks could be one of two things. Setup for a split, which is ridiculous with the new tag team titles debuting. Or stacking the deck against them only to set them up to defy the odds and win it all , or come very close. To me that makes more sense in the Women’s tag team scene. Riott Squad is talented enough and worthy but have yet to get a push so I don’y see them winning it all. (Although I would enjoy that swerve if they did) Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are extremely talented and have a good look together. I could see them winning the belts tonight and setting up a Wrestlemania clash with Banks and Bayley. Who will survive the Elimination Chamber? Who can run the gauntlet in the Devil’s playground?My prediction: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville (Bayley & Banks could easily win as well)WWE Championship – Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs Randy Orton vs Kofi Kingston vs Jeff Hardy (Elimination Chamber):Six men enter the sadistic steel structure but only one man leaves the champ. WWE Title is on the line and these men will do anything to steal the thunder and capture lighting in a championship storm of epic proportions. Kofi looked phenomenal in the gauntlet match lasting over 60 minutes but he took a brutal beating just day’s before the Chamber match. The enigmatic Hardy always poses a threat and can win at any time. Samoa Joe was made for this. He loves to inflict pain and punishment sometimes to the point he obsesses with that more than winning. AJ Styles has overcome the odds many times. Styles is always a move away from a win and will go to any measure to try and capture it. The Viper can strike from out of nowhere with decisive results. Orton has stolen the title when people least expect it several times. That leaves with the Champ, Daniel Bryan. Daniel will no doubt look to exploit the situation inside the Chamber. Question is can he exploit the situation outside the Chamber. Will Rowan find a way to help the former fan favorite turned fallen angel in Bryan? The Devil’s playground will be the sadistic setting for one mans dreams to come true. However 5 men will face their worst nightmare, and all six will suffer.My prediction Daniel Bryan (IF the Title changes hands I think Randy Orton takes it)I am having an Elimination Chamber viewing party tonight so I will be online some on Twitter at @MSBFightClub so hit me up make your own predictions and have some fun with your opinions. At the end of the day that is what it’s all about, having fun.If you enjoyed this article check out this one on Rousey and Riotthttp://marylandsportsblog.com/lets-get-rowdy-and-riot/Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Ranking the 10 best Notre Dame-Michigan games: Rocket, Desmond and more

first_imgNow, coaches Jim Harbaugh and Brian Kelly will meet head-to-head for the second time. It’s the next chapter, which includes some great installments.  MORE: Week 9 Picks against the spread Here’s a look at the 10 most memorable games between the two:1. No. 1 Notre Dame 24, No. 2 Michigan 19 (1989) Notre Dame took a 14-6 lead to start the second half when Raghib Ismail returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. Michigan pulled within five points with 12:46 left behind Elvis Grbac, who replaced an injured Michael Taylor. “The Rocket” struck again, however, with a 92-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff to help seal the win for the Irish.  2.  No. 3 Michigan 24, No. 7 Notre Dame 14 (1991) Michigan clung to a 17-14 lead and faced a fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter. Coach Gary Moeller opted to go for it, and one of college football’s iconic plays followed. Elvis Grbac threw a touchdown pass to Desmond Howard — forever known as “The Catch” — which helped launch a Heisman Trophy season for Howard.MORE: Howard remembers ‘The Catch’3. No. 1 Notre Dame 35, No. 2 Michigan 12 (1943)The top-ranked Irish were led by Frank Leahy and Heisman Trophy winner Angelo Bertelli. Michigan had Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch. A record crowd at Michigan Stadium watched Bertelli dominate the game. Notre Dame won the AP national championship.4. Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31 (2011)Notre Dame held a 24-7 lead in the first night game in Michigan Stadium heading into the fourth quarter, but that’s when the fireworks started. Three TDs were scored in the final 1:12, and Denard Robinson led a miracle drive with a 16-yard TD pass to Roy Roundtree with two seconds remaining. Robinson finished with 446 total yards and five total TDs.5. No. 13 Notre Dame 19, No. 9 Michigan 17 (1988) Ricky Watters helped Notre Dame build a 13-0 halftime lead with an 81-yard punt return for a TD, and the Irish took a 19-17 lead with 1:13 left. Michigan’s Mike Gillette missed a 48-yard field goal as time expired. The Irish went on to a 12-0 season and won the national championship.6. No. 3 Michigan 26, Notre Dame 24 (1986)In Lou Holtz’s first game as Notre Dame’s coach, the Irish almost upset the Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh rallied the Wolverines, however, and Notre Dame kicker John Carney missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired. The Irish, however, moved up to No. 20 in the AP Poll despite the loss.7. No. 6 Michigan 26, No. 3 Notre Dame 24 (1994)Notre Dame took a 24-23 lead with 52 seconds left when Ron Powlus, who made his home debut, hit Derrick Mayes for a touchdown pass. The Wolverines countered behind Todd Collins, however, and Remy Hamilton helped Michigan escape South Bend with a 42-yard field goal. No. 8 Notre Dame meets No. 19 Michigan at Michigan Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The nationallly-televised game will rekindle memories from the past between these storied programs. Holtz. Ismail. Schembechler. Howard. The names define this classic rivalry.  8. Michigan 38, No. 18 Notre Dame 34 (2009) Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen and Michigan’s Tate Forcier put on a show, and the teams combined for 28 points in the fourth quarter. Forcier’s five-yard touchdown pass to Greg Mathews with 11 seconds remaining sealed the win for the Wolverines.9. No. 8 Notre Dame 29, No. 14 Michigan 27 (1980) In a classic back-and-forth matchup, the Wolverines took a 27-26 lead with 41 seconds left, but the Irish had one last shot. Freshman quarterback Blair Kiel led a desperation drive, and Harry Oliver kicked a last-second 51-yard field goal for the win.10. Notre Dame 11, Michigan 3 (1909)Notre Dame — coached by Michigan grad Frank Longman — defeated the Wolverines and coach Fielding Yost in the schools’ ninth meeting. After the game, Detroit Free Press reporter E.A Batchelor wrote, “Eleven Fighting Irishman wrecked the Yost machine this afternoon.”last_img read more

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Utah Jazz will play against Australian team in the renovated arena in first game of the season

first_img Jazz will be in discovery mode when they take on Sydney Kings Monday night Related Morning links: Sydney Kings to bring physical game to the Jazz; Kyle Kuzma goes off in preseason debut A Joe Ingles dunk (!), Ricky to Rudy (!!) and 11 other Utah Jazz scrimmage highlightscenter_img It’ll be great — we’re excited to get out there and play, obviously for me personally to play against the boys I’ve grown up with. – Joe InglesSALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah Jazz open their preseason schedule Monday night against the Sydney Kings, it will not only mark their first game of the 2017-18 season, but a couple of other significant “firsts” as well.It will mark the first-ever home game against a non-NBA foreign professional team when they play host to the Australian team (the Jazz played Real Madrid in Spain in 2009) from the National Basketball League. It will also be the first game in the refurbished Vivint Smart Home Arena (7 p.m.), which underwent $125 million in renovations during the offseason.The game is one of three preseason NBA games involving Australian professional teams — Oklahoma City and Phoenix host the others this month. Utah has a strong Australian connection with Joe Ingles and Dante Exum, who both grew up in Australia.“Obviously it’s great for both sides,” said Ingles, “for our team getting ready and preparing for the season and the Kings’ boys. Those guys have the opportunity to play in our arena as well and hopefully in future years.”Ingles, who celebrated his 30th birthday Sunday, has been in the NBA since 2014 after five years in the Euroleague. Before that he played professionally in Australia and said he’s “proud” of his Australian heritage.“Everyone back home will be watching, so hopefully it’s a good game,” Ingles said. “It’ll be great — we’re excited to get out there and play, obviously for me personally to play against the boys I’ve grown up with.”Ingles was referring specifically to Brad Newley, the Kings’ forward who led the team with 17.5 points and 4.9 rebounds a game last year. The two have known each other since “Grade 8” as Newley put it, and they attended the same high school.“I’ve known Brad forever,” said Ingles. “We went to the same school, both played in NBL, both went to Europe and played in Spain together and obviously with the Australian team for 10 years or so. We have a lot of history, so it will be good to go out there against him again.”Newley said it’s exciting how far Ingles has come since they played together in Australia and again in Spain.“He’s done very well and it’s good to see a fellow South Australian do very well on the international scene,” he said. “I’ve played a lot of games with Joe and a little bit with Dante, so it’s going to be fun to get back out there and see where their games are. I’m looking forward to going out there and having fun and doing my best.”Exum, who is eight years younger than Ingles, doesn’t have as much history with Australian basketball as Ingles. In fact when he was asked if any players on the Kings team had been an influence on him, he said flatly, “Um, no.”At least he was honest, even with several of the Kings players sitting in the back of the interview room. He did say that growing up, Newley was one of the players he looked up to, along with David Barlow, who plays for Melbourne. Exum says he feels it’s a meaningful game for his country.“It’s a big game, not just for the Kings, but for Australian basketball,” said Exum. “They have an opportunity to showcase and show what they’ve been doing over there, so hopefully this creates a step in the right direction for Australian basketball.”Also on the Kings’ roster is rookie Dane Pineau, who has played several games in Utah with the Saint Mary’s basketball team, including regular-season contests in Provo against BYU and in the NCAA Tournament last March at Vivint Arena.While the Kings have to return home Tuesday and get ready for their season-opener Saturday night, the Jazz will play two more games this week, Wednesday against Maccabi Haifa from Israel and Friday against the Phoenix Suns. Then next week, the Jazz will play two games on the road, at Phoenix Monday and the L.A. Clippers Tuesday. The regular season-opener is Oct. 18 against Denver. Australia’s Sydney Kings looking forward to opportunity to play Utah Jazz in exhibition on Mondaylast_img read more

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