NSA Announces Shortlist for 2017 Awards

first_imgTandoh who was highly excited about the response of the public to the forthcoming awards ceremony said it was a delight that the award was moving a notch higher considering the attraction it was getting year in year out.According to him, nominees for this year’s award would be in 16 categories that include Discovery of the Year. Some of the nominees include Akuh Purity, Kennedy Boboye and Sam Vincent. The trio will be competing for the Coach of the Year.While the likes of Aruna Quadri, Ike Diogu and Evelyn Akhator make up the three finalists for Ball Sports of the Year, the trio of Victor Moses, Anthony Okpotu, Stephen Odeh are expected to slug it out for the Male Footballer of the Year honour.The list of categories to be competed for include; Coach of the year, Wrestler of the Year, Ball Sports of the Year, Female Footballer of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year, Sports Governor of the Year, Sportswriter of the Year (Radio), Male Footballer of the Year, Sports Journalist of the Year (TV), TV Sports Journalist, Print Sports Journalist of the Year and Team of the Year, Discovery of the Year.Besides, Tandoh noted that special recognition award would also be given to five deserving sport individuals and companies who have done tremendously to advance sports in the last 12 months.He said” We have taken time to look at the nominees for the different categories. We did justice to arrive at the nominees for the different categories. The process was transparent and fair. We can proudly say that the nominees selected for the 15 categories deserve to be winners by all standard.”Another member of the panel, Mr. Kayode Idowu who spoke on the final selection for the award said the exercise was quite rigorous as members took time to analyse the choices before arriving at the list.A member of the panel who is also a representative of the Federal Ministry of Sports, Mrs. Hauwa Kulu Akinyemi commended the organisers for the award. She said the award has remained critical to sports development in Nigeria considering its role in motivating the young sport lovers.Speaking on the mechanism for voting, Idowu disclosed that the public would be open to four different options that include messaging option, twitter, manual format and voting through the award website. To vote for nominee of their choice, Idowu said members of the public are expected to log on to the award website, www.nigeriansportsaward.com or vote on the award twitter handle, @ngrsportsawardVoting is open to the public, beginning from today, October 5 and to last till November 12,2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) have announced shortlist of nominees for the sixth anniversary edition of the prestigious sports awards ceremony.At a press briefing held in Lagos thursday, the Chairman of the newly constituted panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, however announced nominees for five different categories that include Ball sports Personality of the year, Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Sports Governor of the Year and Team of the Year.last_img read more

Cam Newton era begins as Patriots turn page on Brady years

first_img In their two decades together, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady became the most decorated coach/quarterback tandem in NFL history.Their success may never be replicated: 219 regular- season wins, 11 straight AFC East titles and six Super Bowl rings.The Brady era in New England ended in March when he signed with Tampa Bay. But Belichick isn’t allowing himself to trip over nostalgia heading into the 2020 season.That means treating Brady’s exit the same as any other during his tenure.“We’ve had a lot of great, great players over the course of that time. You could have the same conversation about all of them: Tedy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Logan Mankins, Rob (Gronkowski),” Belichick said. “You could go right down the line. Every team has changes every year. We have them, so does everybody else, and I think right now, everybody’s focused on this year. We’re looking ahead, we’re not looking backwards at anything.”No one can fill Brady’s shoes alone, but the Patriots are turning to a former league MVP to try.Cam Newton’s signing in July has not only helped lessen the sting of Brady’s departure, it has renewed Patriots fans’ hopes of avoiding a complete drop-off. A three-time Pro Bowl selection and the league’s top player in 2015, Newton remains the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.There are significant questions about his health. He played only two games in Carolina last season before being placed on injured reserve with a broken bone in his foot, which required surgery. He also had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder before the 2019 season.Still, if he’s healthy, his skill set gives Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels options he didn’t have with Brady. It is why Newton says he isn’t stressing over the weight that comes with succeeding a future Hall of Famer.“It’s a breath of fresh air, to be honest with you,” Newton said. “It’s a challenge that I have to accept each and every day, but no challenge is ever going to be greater than the personal challenge. … Yeah, we all know what (Brady) was and what it is and it needs no mention, but yet at the same time, I think I’ve got my hands full with trying to learn as much as I can in a short period of time, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”He’s already embracing the Patriot Way.“My job is to come here, compete, put this team in the best situation to win. Do my part,” he said.NO BAD FEELINGSNewton spent most of the offseason in free agency purgatory following his release from the Panthers with one year remaining on a five-year, $103.8 million contract. It’s why he happily jumped at the one-year, incentive-laden deal offered by the Patriots.While he has no animosity about how things ended in Carolina, he said he did take note of the teams that passed on him.“I used that as fuel. I used that as something that’s a constant reminder that I just need to use these 24 hours and get better,” Newton said.PANDEMIC OPT OUTSThe Patriots had a league-high eight players opt out of the season because of COVID-19 concerns. The defensive side of ball was affected the most with starting linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung both choosing not to play. They were joined by starting right tackle Marcus Cannon, running back Brandon Bolden, tight end Matt LaCosse, receiver Marqise Lee, fullback Danny Vitale, and offensive lineman Najee Toran.DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTSNew England allowed the fewest points in the NFL (14.1 per game) in 2019. The unit was hit hard in free agency, losing three of its top five tacklers, including linebackers Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy. It will put a lot on the shoulders of cornerback and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore, who had a team-high six interceptions. He leads a strong secondary that also returns starting safety Devin McCourty and CB Jason McCourty.LINING UPThe offensive line is also mostly intact. Center David Andrews is back after spending 2019 on injured reserve. He is joined by fellow multiyear starters in left guard Joe Thuney and right guard Shaq Mason. Cannon opted out, but if left tackle Isaiah Wynn stays healthy following two injury-plagued seasons, the unit could be among best in the AFC. It will also go a long way in keeping Newton healthy.Image credits: AP Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US First Published: 28th August, 2020 08:46 ISTcenter_img Last Updated: 28th August, 2020 08:46 IST Cam Newton Era Begins As Patriots Turn Page On Brady Years In their two decades together, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady became the most decorated coach/quarterback tandem in NFL history Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVlast_img read more

Paddy Power reprimanded by the ASA over controversial Mayweather marketing

first_img Share Submit Share StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), upheld complaints made regarding Paddy Power’s controversial ‘always bet on black’ advertising campaign in the build up to the recent Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor bout. The Paddy Power promotional campaign followed up the bookmaker’s decision to pay out on Mayweather three days before the fight took place. The campaign was endorsed by the American fighter, who even went as far as to don a pair of embroidered Paddy Power pants at the weigh in. Responding to the complaints, Paddy Power claimed that Floyd found the slogan  ‘funny, rather than offensive or derogatory.’Although Paddy Power acknowledged that the headline did refer to the race of the fighter, they denied it was used in a ‘derogatory, distasteful or offensive manner’ adding that ‘the overall tone of the ad was light-hearted and humorous.’The Irish bookmaker also stated that the promotional tagline was a recognisable film quote from Wesley Snipes in the 1992 hit, Passenger 57, as well as a reference to roulette, which was relevant given the fight was taking place in Las Vegas. Despite coming to the conclusion that the ad didn’t contain anything that was likely to cause serious or widespread offence, that advertising watchdog deemed that it did breach CAP Code rule 4.1 (Harm and Offence) and told Paddy Power to ensure they avoided causing serious offence on the grounds of race.last_img read more

Heisler: It’s Lakers vs. Celtics again – this time for Anthony Davis

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed In real life, it’s not hard to guess what everyone is thinking about … the more so after Davis dropped his agent this fall to hire Rich Paul, LeBron James’ close friend … so A.D. can expect a warm welcome in his next game here against the Lakers on Friday.Popular recruiting campaigns began with the virtual LeBronStock festivals that New York fans put on for three seasons before James became a free agent in 2010.Nike made its wishes clear, throwing in with the party atmosphere with the launch of a pin-striped sneaker for LeBron, the Yankees fan. Before his first visit in the 2009-10 season, the company sent in a battalion of employees wearing red “Witness” T-shirts to fan out through the arena.The Cavaliers took it as an insult, harumphing their way through it.“I think it’s tampering,” center Ben Wallace said.“You think the city of New York was tampering?” asked a New York reporter.Well, all the Cavs were upset, except one.“If you guys want to sleep now and don’t wake up until July 1, 2010, then go ahead,” James said merrily. “It’s going to be a big day.”When the big day came, the Knicks weren’t among the teams allowed to make pitches.Of course, LeBron is an icon, the first star of the social-media era, a new experience even for the Lakers who have always had stars.Davis is just a basketball player, if a great, young one, the most modern of centers with his mobility and shooting range at 26.The Lakers and Celtics would be the favorites in a trade scenario, but the situation is fluid.The Celtics started with brighter prospects to offer in trade. It’s now closer with the emergence of the young Lakers and the eclipse of last spring’s breakout stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, with the return of injured veterans.The Celtics were also expected to have a top-five pick, thanks to Sacramento. But with the Kings’ surprising 15-12 start, that pick is (for now) out of the lottery.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Davis’ wishes will drive this. If he seems to tilt toward the Lakers, they had Paul George lined up the same way a year ago.With one season left on his contract, George, the Palmdale native, told Indiana brass he intended to go home to the Lakers in a year, seeking to be traded to them.Instead, the Pacers accepted OKC’s offer of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, a bonanza as it turned out.Nevertheless, OKC’s seemingly desperate gamble paid off. With Russell Westbrook leading the way in a David-and-Goliath clash of their little market vs. the NBA’s most glamorous one, George passed up the chance to join James, re-signing with OKC without even talking to the Lakers.No one knows what will happen with so many star free agents, as opposed to last summer’s thin class after James and George.We’ll just list the top guys with updated, er, speculation:Kevin Durant, Warriors – Looks tired of being part of an ensemble cast, even one that wins titles, but great as he is, he’ll be 31 to A.D.’s 26. Insiders say Durant doesn’t have a superstar’s thick hide. Unlike the secure Steph Curry, KD’s Twitter outbursts show he cares what people think and goes back and forth on what he wants. He has already been from OKC, where he was beloved, to Oakland, where he has won two titles, then signed a short-term deal to become a free agent. New York, where KD would have his own team with a giant market at his feet, is considered a possibility. No, really.Kawhi Leonard, Raptors – Total mystery since he never says anything. A year ago, he was focused on returning home to Los Angeles. With the Lakers’ focus on AD, the Clippers are considered a real, or even the leading, possibility.Klay Thompson, Warriors – The quiet, sensible Warrior. He wants to stay but misses their old one-for-all, all-for-one camaraderie. As he recently told ESPN’s Nick Friedell, “Had it. Lost it.” He’ll be high on the Lakers’ list if they can trade for A.D.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img The Celtics (heart) Anthony Davis, too.Not that it’s a newsflash that NBA teams think A.D. could be in play next summer, or that Celtics GM Danny Ainge, like the Lakers’ Magic Johnson, is thought to have him at the top of his list.Nevertheless, confirmation that it’s actually happening emerges a bit at a time, as in Davis’ visit to Boston last week when Celtics fans gave him a roaring welcome.Not that Celtics officials uttered a peep, which would be tampering. Even Magic knows that by now. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersNevertheless, Davis, who has handled his situation professionally, was obliged to address the reception: “I heard it tonight but I’m just focused on this team.“I’m trying to do whatever I can to help this team get wins with the roster we have. It’s been a rocky season, so it’s on me to try to figure it out.”Yada, yada.Davis gave a rare glimpse of his agenda before the season, noting he wants to be considered the NBA’s “most dominant player,” acknowledging that means being on a good team (“Winning definitely helps everything, helps with your legacy, helps be on the top of the list. … Going to the playoffs every three years doesn’t help my case.”)That makes the Pelicans, to whom he’s commendably loyal, a longshot, now No. 10 in the Western Conference after making the playoffs twice in seven years. Kyrie Irving, Celtics – He’d be higher on our list if he was available, but he says he’s staying.Kemba Walker, Hornets – Same deal as Kyrie. The killer tyke is happy there and vice versa.Jimmy Butler, 76ers – Looks content there, although with him, happiness can come and go quickly.Other free agents are expected to include: DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors; Marc Gasol, Grizzlies; Khris Middleton, Bucks; Nikola Vucevic, Magic; Tobias Harris, Clippers; Eric Bledsoe, Bucks; Al Horford, Celtics; Julius Randle, Pelicans.Stay tuned. It’s enough to keep everyone speculating until the big day comes. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Match: Lithuania – Bosnia and Herzegovina to be played on Sunday

first_imgB&H national handball team on Sunday expects a tough duel with Lithuania, which we won last night with score 26:23, in front of a crowded audience in Cazin.The most effective player of our team was Nikola Prce with 8 goals, and our goalkeeper, Benjamin Buric, with 16 defense, two of witch were seven-meter.In the 3rd round of Group 2 qualifications for the European Championship, which will be held in January next year in Poland,by victory over Lithuania B&H handball team has reached two very important points in Group 2. You can watch match from Kaunas, on  BHT 1at 15 pm on Sunday 3rd of May. (Source: nap.ba)last_img

Beverly Yunker, 54, Wellington dies Saturday

first_imgBeverly Yunker, 54, of Wellington, SRMC maintenance personnel,  died Saturday, March 30, 2013.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, at the Caldwell City Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Sumner Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.Visitation with family present will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img

Inaugural SE Asia Games at Regents a resounding success

first_imgRegents’ acting principal, Grant Gillies, was clearly impressed, not only with the standard of play, but with the camaraderie and team spirit apparent.  At the Gala Dinner he selected a few highlights from the weekend which included Regents pupils filling in for a Northbridge team and playing with passion against their own team!  He also congratulated the boys and girls for their courage and commitment, as many had travelled away from family for the first time, to represent their schools.The results for the tournament were as follows:Basketball:Girls – 1st St Andrew’s Bangkok; 2nd BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiBoys – 1st BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 2nd St Andrew’s Bang­kok; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiTee-Ball:Girls – 1st St Andrew’s Bangkok; 2nd BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiBoys – 1st BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 2nd St Andrew’s Bang­kok; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiBritish Vietnamese International School Hanoi girls Tee-Ball squad strike a pose.Regents bat on their way to taking the bronze medal in boys Tee-Ball.British International School Ho Chi Minh take on BVIS at basketball.A Regents player hits a home run.Quick reactions from the Regents Tee-Ball fielders v St Andrews.BIS Ho Chi Minh girls took the Tee-Ball silver medal.Regents boys basketball squad earned a well-deserved bronze medal. Five teams, three countries, over 100 Year 5 and 6 children with a love of sport and a desire to compete – that was the successful recipe for the inaugural Nord Anglia South East Asia Games, held over the weekend Nov. 26-27 at Regents International School Pattaya.Over 100 students took part in the inaugural Nord Anglia South East Asia Games held over the weekend Nov. 26-27 at Regents International School in Pattaya.The schools represented at the tournament were Regents International School Pattaya, St Andrews International School Bangkok, British International School Ho Chi Minh City, Northbridge International School Cambodia and British Vietnamese International School Hanoi.Organised and run by the thoroughly dependable Regents PE staff, led by Andrew Crush and Roslyn McConnell, the tournament saw boys and girls competing in Tee-Ball and Basketball.  It was wonderful to see Nord Anglia Education schools from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia come together in what, for most of them, was the first competitive international sports fixture they had experienced.While winning medals for their respective schools was the ultimate goal, the many other rewards for the competitors were obvious as they learnt firsthand about teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship.  It was a delight to see the teams making friends with each other, and these new, cross-cultural friendships were very apparent on Sunday night when the teams met for a Gala Dinner at the Colchan Resort where they had been staying for the duration of the tournament.British International School Ho Chi Minh City students enjoyed a great sports day at Regents.last_img read more

Wright channels ‘inner Mamba’ with game-winner

first_imgRivals turned teammates Valdez, Gumabao have ‘beautiful chemistry’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I practice that shot, I practice with coach. We don’t just shoot open shots, we shoot contested shots. I shoot about 100 of those contested shots in practice. When it comes to game situations, I rarely get open shots so I gotta change my approach so I can be prepared for moments like these.”It was a sweet victory for Wright as Phoenix finally got one over Magnolia. He finished with 19 points on 2-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc, while also collecting eight assists and three rebounds.“This one felt really good because they’ve been whoopin’ our ass since I got into this league,” he said as the Fuel Masters finally got back at the Hotshots after six straight defeats. “They’ve had our number, they’ve been beating us by 20, 30, 40, and this was a huge win for us.”With Phoenix finally slaying the demon that was Magnolia, it can move forward and turn its attention to NLEX on Friday in Biñan, Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ “LeBron James hit a game winner on my team today, so I was mad about that this morning,” he recounted.With the Raptors loss still fresh, Wright vented his ire on Magnolia and helped Phoenix get the thrilling victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWright played hero as he delivered the game-winning triple,  88-87, with 3.2 seconds left.“When we were down two points, I just tried to channel my inner Mamba,” he said, referring to his idol and NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThe day didn’t start the way Matthew Wright would’ve wanted.The Fil-Canadian sniper was up early morning to watch his hometown team Toronto Raptors fall 0-3 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on a buzzer-beating floater by LeBron JamesADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more