Osimhen To Undergo Further Tests To Determine extent Of Injury

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 21-year-old however remains doubtful for this weekend’s crucial clash against Olympic Marseille. Osimhen has scored 12 goals and registered four assists in 23 league appearances for Lille this season. Read Also:Osimhen streched off in Lille win over Angers Lille occupy fourth position in the French Ligue 1 table with 40 points from 24 games. Osimhen, who scored Lille’s first goal in the game was replaced by new signing Nico Gaitan 10 minutes from time due to a muscle injury. According to reports in France, the Nigerian forward will go through further medical examinations to ascertain the severity of his injury.Advertisementcenter_img Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen will undergo further tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury he picked up in Lille’s 2-0 away win against Angers SCO at the weekend. Promoted Content7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWill 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldHow Couldn’t You See The Impact Of These Women On Our Lives?last_img read more

Pipe lining project to close State Road 156 in Switzerland County

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that contractors will close two segments of State Road 156 in Switzerland County this month to complete replacement of two culverts and replace pipe lining on a third culvert as part of $1.7 million construction project.State Road 156 will be closed to all but local traffic on or after March 24 at the following locations:Between Upper Goose Creek Rd. and N. Branch Rd.Between Concord Rd./Sand Run Rd. and Wade Hill Rd.Th Construction is expected to be complete and closed segments reopened in approximately 45 days, weather permitting.e official state highway detour routes will follow State Road 56 and State Road 250.last_img read more

Football News Mauro Icardi stripped of Inter Milan captaincy amid exit speculation

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Milan: Mauro Icardi has been stripped of the Inter Milan captaincy in favour of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic amid speculation the Argentina forward is set to leave the club, the Italian outfit announced on Wednesday. “The club can confirm that Samir Handanovic is the new captain of the team,” the Serie A outfit tweeted. The switch comes as Icardi, 25, has yet to sign a new contract amid protracted negotiations between the club and his wife Wanda Nara, who also acts as his agent.The Argentine has been left out of the team’s Europa League round of 32, first-leg game at Rapid Vienna on Thursday.ALSO READ | Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala’s body to be returned to Argentina on FridayIcardi, valued at 100 million euros ($113 million), has been linked with a move away from Italy to Spanish giants Real Madrid or Chelsea in England.The forward — joint top scorer in Serie A last season with 29 goals — has scored 15 this season in all competitions, but has gone seven Serie A games without a goal.”Nobody on the team puts him in a position to play well,” complained Nara recently.”The contract is still very far away from being signed. “There are some very important clubs interested in signing him.”There are the two biggest clubs in Spain, with whom we have excellent relationships, plus an English team and a French one.” Inter are third in Serie A, 20 points behind champions Juventus, and five points ahead of city rivals AC Milan in fourth.Luciano Spalletti’s side returned to winning ways last weekend against Parma having taken just one point from their three previous Serie A games.Spalletti had after the game demanded a swift conclusion to the contract negotiations.ALSO READ | World cup winner Gordon Banks dies at 81The former Barcelona academy recruit joined Inter in 2013 from Sampdoria, scoring 122 goals in 208 appearances, with his contract running until 2021.Handanovic, 34, arrived in 2012 from Udinese.  last_img read more

GBTI tennis off to impressive start

first_imgTHE eighth edition of the GBTI Open served off last week Friday, and marked the peak of competition season on the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association’s (GLTA’s) calendar.In the Men’s Round 32, Daniel Lopes defeated Jordan Beaton, 6-4, 6-3, Joshua Kalekyezi defeated Surendra Khayyam 6-0, 6-2, while President, Jamal Goodluck defeated Adesh Khayyam 6-0, 7-5.Ronald Murray first defeated Alexandre De Almedia 6-1, 6-1, and set up a clash against Andre Erksine. Erskine looked lethal in his 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Khalid Gobin.Roraima club mates Oswin Coggins and Devon Gonsalves played the match of the evening, as Gonsalves displayed exceptional touch at the net, but was unable to stay focused at the critical point, allowing Coggins to press his style of play and eventually close with a 6-3, 7-6(7/3) win.Khawn Rodney had his challenge against the household name Rudy Grant. It was the joy of the tennis family to see the effort and love for the game displayed by Grant.Grant deployed his tactical launch of drop shots and lobs that flustered Rodney in a few games, but Rodney was able to shake the nerves off and secure the win at 6-4,6-4Kalyca Fraser, who is one to watch, defeated former President Grace McCalman 6-2, 6-1.Saturday night primetime had epic matches that lasted until midnight. All eyes were focused on Nicholas Glasgow/Sandeep Chand and Alexey Almedia/Albert Razick matches.Glasgow showed confidence from the strike of the first point against a fearless Chand. He was able to pull off a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win.Members of the diplomatic corps, Brazilian Almedia and American Razick had a match of class sportsmanship and quality tennis that lasted over three hours. The senior players made full use of the court strategically and were examples of mental toughness.However, Almedia was able to get the upper hand to defeat Razick 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.In the Boys’ Round 32, Dominic Skeete defeated Tyrese Trim 6-2, 6-4 after meeting twice in less than a month.While on the girls’ side, Kalyca Fraser marches into the semi-final after handling the upcoming junior, Sekai Jones.Alana Chung made her way past Charlese Adams 6-1, 6-1. Sarah Klautky confidently dismissed Margaret Subryan 6-0, 6-0. Nathalie Ramdyhan looked sharped against her best friend, Ciara Pooran, as she also booked a semi-final spot at 6-4, 6-4.Matches continue at the GBTI Recreational Facility, Bel Air, all week from 17.00hrs.last_img read more

Heaslip returns for Wales game

first_imgThere’s no place in the match-day squad for Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell despite a strong performance against England. He’s replaced on the bench by Jordi Murphy who drops out of the starting fifteen to make way for the returning Heaslip. An unbeaten Ireland take on Wales this Saturday and will be looking to keep their Grandslam aspirations alive. Paul O’Connell, will captain the side and win his 100th Test cap for Ireland and lines out alongside second row partner Devin Toner.  The front-row is made up of Jack McGrath, Mike Ross and Rory Best. Heaslip is joined in the backrow byPeter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien.The backline is unchanged with Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton, who will win his 50th cap, paired at half-back and the combination of Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne links up again in midfield. Rob Kearney is joined in the back three by Tommy Bowe and Simon Zebo.Cahir’s O’Donnell is replaced on the bench by Jordi Murphy with the remainder of the replacements unchanged: Sean Cronin, Martin Moore, Cian Healy, Iain Henderson, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan and Felix Jones.last_img read more

Runner proposes to girlfriend at the finish line of the Great North Run.

first_imgThere was love in the air as New Zealander, Jake Robertson went down on one knee to declare his undying love to Kenyan girlfriend and fellow runner, Magdalyne Masai at the finish line of the Great North Run half marathon in Newcastle. Robertson had just finished the race six seconds behind Olympic legend, Mo Farah.23-year-old Masai who has finished fourth in the women’s race, approached her boyfriend of six years to congratulate him but was left stunned by his sudden romantic gesture as he asked her to be his wife. The crowd cheered as she gladly accepted.Speaking with the media, Jake Robertson (27) said: “I didn’t have it planned or anything. In the last mile it just randomly came to my mind that today was the day. Six years together and I thought it was due time. We’ve been speaking about it for a long time.”Congratulations to the lovebirds! Relatedlast_img read more

Andy Murray signs up for virtual Madrid Open

first_imgAndy Murray will swap his racquet for a controller after he signed up to compete in a virtual version of the Madrid Open at the end of the month.Sixteen men and 16 women will take part in a four-day online tournament from the comfort and safety of their own homes after the real event was postponed because of coronavirus.Prize money of 150,000 euros (£131,700) will be directed to good causes – with the winners able to donate part of it to players currently struggling financially.Those taking part will compete on the Tennis World Tour video game which does not have Murray, 32, as a playable character.He could choose to play as fellow Briton Kyle Edmund, or maybe step out of his era and play as Andre Agassi or even John McEnroe.The virtual tournament will take place between 27 and 30 April. All professional tennis has been cancelled until at least 13 July. Source: BBClast_img read more

Glasgow 2014: Usain Bolt gives Games some welcome razzmatazz

first_imgThese Commonwealth Games would have carried on without him. They probably would have thrived without him. Usain Bolt admitted so himself.But as soon as the Jamaican emerged on stage to face a news conference packed with reporters and camera crews from around the world, there was a quick realisation that the remaining nine days would not have been quite the same without him.Play media Usain Bolt pleased to be at the Commonwealth GamesThere have been many who have put on a good show during the opening three days of these Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. But there has been a shortage of glamour.The arrival of Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, changed all that. Within an hour of touching down at the city’s airport, after a long-haul flight from Jamaica via Gatwick, he was facing the Commonwealth’s media.Whether the reception he received at Glasgow International was like the one Elvis Presley got at Prestwick 54 years ago, when screaming teenagers drowned out jet engines, we will probably never know. He was whisked away from the runway before any journalist could see.Bolt is competing in his first Commonwealth GamesBut Bolt doesn’t need to sing rock and roll songs or wear a rhinestone jumpsuit to add glitz to an afternoon. Black tracksuit bottoms and a T-shirt in the Jamaican green and gold more than suffices. Like any theatre of worth, the lights were dimmed in anticipation of his arrival on stage, all except for a row of spotlights shining at full wattage on the table he was due to sit at. He would be seen.Cameras were rolling, photographers were snapping, saucer-eyed journalists of every Commonwealth twang filled the auditorium. He would be heard.The man himself, the six-time Olympic champion, was hiding behind a big, black curtain, sneaking a peek at his inquisitors while an organiser welcomed a captivated audience.Five children, all from a nearby running club and all kitted out in yellow and blue athletics vests, walked up a few steps to the stage. They had only learned they’d be sharing the limelight with Bolt two minutes earlier. Until then, they had been kept in the dark, their parents telling them it was top secret.And, then, with no drum rolls, no fanfare, not even a speck of dry ice, there he was, nonchalant, just eight minutes later than scheduled. Flashbulbs popped. Necks craned. Bolt remained unfazed. After all, the 27-year-old has been performing to packed crowds ever since he broke the 100m and 200m world records at the Beijing Olympics six years ago.An official started a countdown from three, setting up the most famous athlete of them all, with the children by his side, to break into his famous ‘archer’ pose.Bolt poses with mascot Clyde and five kidsPhotographers went into overdrive once more before Mike Fennell, president of the Jamaican Olympic Association, spoke. “Thank you for being here, superstar,” he said, smiling, turning to the man seated to his left. They were words that resonated with organisers, fans and journalists alike.”He has just travelled from Jamaica,” Fennell added. “So you appreciate he is very tired, but we are so happy so many of you have turned up.”Play media Bolt – The champion becomes a legendThere was a good turnout because people wanted to see for themselves that it was true, that he really was in Glasgow. It was not only excitement that filled the air but relief. It had seemed unlikely that the sprinter would be putting on his spikes in Scotland. The will-he-won’t-he questions had begun as soon as he had won his three sprint golds at last year’s World Championships.As spring turned into summer, the wait for the Olympian to make his first competitive appearance of the year continued. He withdrew from his European commitments in June and July because a foot injury had disrupted his training.”I hope to be back in competition soon,” he said in early June. But would that be soon enough for Glasgow? Would he join British track and field treasures Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the list of absentees?Play media Media circus follows Usain Bolt On Saturday, in a room near the north bank of the Clyde, we had our answer, although some still needed reassurance. “Will you pull out?” one journalist asked. The reply: Why fly thousands of miles and not run?We will not see Bolt showboating at the start lines of the 100m and 200m, but he will be attempting to help Jamaica add Commonwealth sprint relay gold to their Olympic and World Championships titles.Bolt confirmed he would also run the heats. “I need to get it going,” he said. There was still rust to shake off after just six weeks of training.It did not take long for the conversation to turn to kilts. It was the second question posed. Had he ever worn one? No. Would he like to try one? No.Bolt crumples at yet another strange line of questioningWhere would he be staying? The athletes’ village, but mainly in his room. “I try not to walk around too much because I tend to have to take a lot of pictures,” he explained, as if without a care.A star-struck Australian journalist asked for a selfie, gushing: “None of us are here for work, we are here as fans.” The Jamaican obliged.Twenty minutes after the show had begun, it was over. Bolt sat back, raised both arms and gave a Churchillian salute before walking to the front of the stage to shake and slap an outstretched hand or two, as if he were a pop star satisfying an appreciative crowd.There were gifts, too, although the chances of seeing Bolt wear a tartan hat with red hair around its trim are slim.He eventually left as unceremoniously as he had arrived. It had been fun, just like the Friendly Games are supposed to be. It was laid-back, just like the man himself. And it cranked up the excitement for the rest of the Games, just like it was supposed to.The questions were fired from every angle, from many different nationalities. The range of topics were diverse.Did he have an opinion on Gaza? On Scottish independence? No and no.Did he still want to play for Manchester United? Yes. How long was he in Glasgow for? A week.last_img read more

GPL Review: 7 stats from matchday 8

first_imgWe brought you a comprehensive match by match report, now we bring you the stats and figures from matchday 8.130 goals have been scored. Inter Allies still have the most goals with 12 while Hasaacas have conceded 17.Latif Blessing is the leading scorer in the league after his brace propelled Liberty to a 3-1 win over Chelsea. Blessing has 7 goals now, 2 clear of rival Samuel Tetteh. The second hat-trick of the season was recorded in this matchday with Aduana’s Yahaya Mohammed bagging it. His three goals helped Aduana whitewash Hasaacas 4-0.No team is unbeaten in the league anymore after Wa All Stars lost their record with a 2-1 loss away to Bechem United.Asante Kotoko ended their away hoodoo by scoring their first goal away from home and picking their first points by beating Dreams 1-0. Hearts continue to have a better away record than a home record after only picking up a point against WAFA. The Phobians have picked up 8 points on the road and 7 at home.Liberty maintained their perfect home record with a 3-1 victory over Berekum Chelsea. The Dansoman side have accounted for Inter Allies, Techiman City, Ashantigold and Chelsea at the Carl Reindolf Park.  –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

Warriors’ 50-point third quarter keys latest win over Clippers

first_imgOAKLAND >> The seeds of doubt thrive in all conditions. They were planted early in the third quarter. And when 3-pointers rained down, the seeds stirred; they then sprouted under the hot plasma of the Warriors cluster of stars. Stephen Curry was leaping forward into two defenders, heaving a shot from 31 feet just before the buzzer signaled the end of the period.Doubt? Try disbelief.Golden State dumped 50 points on the Clippers in the third quarter, turning a close game between rivals into yet another laugher in a lopsided series. The Warriors won 123-113 sweeping the season series by an average of 21.5 points. The Clippers and Warriors are on their annual collision course to meet in the playoffs, if the Clippers can hold up their end of the deal, but after the last four performances it’s hard to imagine that would be much of a series.“If you have championship aspirations,” Redick said, “you have to beat the best teams. We feel like we can do that, but we have to go out and prove it and obviously we have to do 94 things better, but you have to play (darn) near perfect basketball to beat them.”In the second quarter, the Clippers built a 16-point lead, moving the ball side-to-side, creating open shots in space, pushing the ball. They outscored the Warriors 37-18 and led 61-49 at the break.“Then in the second half,” coach Doc River said, “the ball stayed in one spot, we didn’t move it and then didn’t score and I thought we got disappointed in our offense and it led to our defense.”The Warriors ran a layup line and created open 3s. They made 12 of their first 13 shots in the third period, and when Curry’s last 3 dropped through, they finished the period 17-of-23 from the field.“You know they’re capable of doing that,” Griffin said, “capable of having runs like that, especially at home. … So you try to keep that from happening, part of it is that. But if any team is shooting and scoring like that, and scoring 50 points in a quarter it’s going to break your spirit no matter how well you play.”After entering the All-Star break on a four-game streak, the Clippers returned from it in a familiar pickle. Still without Chris Paul, who is nursing the torn ligament in his right thumb, and without any real answers for the Warriors.Doc Rivers brushed aside any concern that another loss to the Warriors would be a problem were they to meet again.“Obviously we need to beat them at some point,” he said, “but if you told me we could lose today and then beat them in the playoffs, I’d take it right now and no one would remember the eight or nine or 10, no one would care anymore.”The Clippers nipping the Warriors in the postseason, at this point, seems pure fantasy.“Playoffs are playoffs,” Griffin said, “so I think we have enough veteran guys and guys who have been in the playoffs and experienced different situations to know that the regular season doesn’t really mean much in the playoffs. So I think our mindset will be right if we do come into these guys.”For the record, the streak is now 10. The Clippers have not beaten the Warriors since Christmas Day of 2014.And the story seems to always be the same.This time, the Clippers entered the third period with a 61-49 lead. They had outscored the Warriors 37-18 in the second quarter. The Warriors, meanwhile, were hurting themselves. They committed 12 first-half turnovers – five in the first quarter by Draymond Green.But the ground began to buckle in the third.Curry buried a 3, then Durant streaked for a dunk. The Clippers lead was soon gone, the game tied at 72 after Klay Thompson buried a 3 with 5:54 left in the period.From that point on, the Warriors did what they do to these Clippers: They stepped on their throats.And when Curry released the 3-ball that gave the Warriors 50, there really never was any doubt, after all. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “They’re crushing us right now,” J.J. Redick said.That third quarter was the most lopsided period in Los Angeles Clippers history. Only once – on Jan. 6, 1982, when the team played in San Diego – did they give up more, 51 against Denver.The Clippers have not been able to hang with the mighty Warriors for more than two years, so why would it be any different when they managed to build a double-digit lead?Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers each scored 19 to lead the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan contributed 17 and 11 rebounds.But it was the most potent team in the league, with a pair of MVPs and four All-Stars, that put on the true show. Curry scored a game-high 35 points. Kevin Durant added 25 and 15 rebounds.last_img read more