Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has praised the ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the death of Nasarawa United FC defender Chineme Martins for “a great good job” despite the obstacle of the player’s family being “vehemently opposed” to an autopsy into his death. Twenty-three-year-old Martins slumped and died midway into their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 23 fixture against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Stadium on 8 May.Martins’ death drew widespread condemnation after several amateur videos of the incident exposed the shocking lack of emergency health services at the stadium.The NFF responded by issuing strict directives banning domestic matches at stadiums without the full complement of emergency health personnel and equipment.The football-governing body also instituted a panel to investigate the circumstances of the player’s death and recommend appropriate safety, security and medical measures in the interest of the domestic game.Speaking on a breakfast programme on Arise TV on Monday, Pinnick revealed that the panel has concluded its fieldwork and that only the lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic is preventing the panel’s report from being submitted to the Ministry of Sports.The NFF supremo however despaired at the refusal of the player’s family to sanction an autopsy into his death which would have provided more insight and helped the panel fashion a more thorough and far-reaching report.“The committee has worked to an appreciable level; done with its report. The members have done a great job in a short time and I must commend them,” Pinnick said.“I am, however, worried that the family of the late player has so far refused to give the go-ahead for an autopsy to be done on the corpse.“We were surprised that they were vehemently opposed to an autopsy but there is nothing we can do,” the Delta state born administrator added.Pinnick also revealed that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr will receive an offer to extend his contract within ten days and also cast doubt on the possibility of this season’s AITEO Cup holding due to the disruption of the domestic football calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.Related
That’s why we’ve slashed adult prices to just £10, while U12s can enjoy Gallagher Premiership rugby for just £1.Bristol Bears play host to Sale Sharks on Friday, May 3rd with Pat Lam’s men targeting a coveted place in the top six and 15,000 tickets already sold.Prices for Sale Sharks here: CONCESSIONS (U19, 65+) £5 £10 (South) £15 U12 (0-11) ADULT (19-64) £15 (Dolman) £10 £20 (Lansdown) £1 £5 £10 Tickets are available to purchase online now by clicking here, or via supporter services on 0117 963 0600.Chief operating officer Mark Tainton said: “We’ve welcomed record numbers to Ashton Gate during the current campaign and it’s fantastic to be currently averaging a club record of over 16,200.“It’s important that we reward our supporters for their loyal backing throughout the season, so we hope this unique offer will encourage fans to bring their friends and family and enjoy an incredible matchday experience.“It’s no coincidence that some of our most memorable wins this season – the likes of Bath, Gloucester and Newcastle – have been accompanied by huge crowds at Ashton Gate. We want to replicate that atmosphere for the final time in 2018/19.”
Derek Mason and Butch Jones talk prior to their 2014 game in Nashville.Interactive graphic COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIVALRY GAMES: Nicknames and trophiesMore than 800 Tennessean readers submitted more than 225 suggestions to name the annual Vanderbilt-Tennessee football game.Vanderbilt director of athletics David Williams and Commodores football coach Derek Mason have told The Tennessean that they fully support the idea.Williams will meet with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart soon to gauge the Vols’ interest in the idea.If that meeting is positive, the next step will be to narrow the list of suggestions to 20 and have a vote among the two programs’ alumni and fans. Details on how that voting will be completed will be announced.As I wrote in my original column, published in July, Tennessee and Vanderbilt play one of the nation’s oldest running college football rivalry games, it’s only fitting that the special date on the calendar each year has a special name to go with it. The Commodores and Volunteers meet for the 110th time on Nov. 28.The column asking for suggestions was posted July 22 on Tennessean.com and printed July 26 in The Tennessean. It became a topic of debate on social media and sports talk radio.The Tennessean is willing to pay for a trophy or cup for the two rivals to pass back and forth each year.Here are the final suggestions, listed alphabetically:1796 CupAG-Com Cup, Alvin C. York Trophy, The Anchor-Rifle Rivalry, Andrew Jackson Trophy, Appalachian Showdown, Avery’s TraceThe Bacon Bowl, Backyard Battle, Banjo Bowl, Barbecue Bowl, Barrel Bowl, The Battle, Battle for I-40, Battle for the Golden Musket, Battle for the Steel Guitar, Battle for the Volunteer State, Battleground Brawl, Battle in the Hills, Battle of the Big Bend, Battle of the Rift, Battle of the V’s, Battle of the Cumberlands, Battle of Old Betsy, Battle of Tennessee, Battle of the Villes, Battle on the River, Bean Pot, Bible Belt Bowl, Big Bend Bowl, Big Benders Bowl, Black and Gold Rocky Top Rumble, Biscuit Bowl, Black Bear Classic, Bootlegger’s Bowl, Boundary Line Battle, Bourbon Barrel Battle, Bourbon Bowl, Bourbon Brawl, Brothers in Arms Bowl, Buckle BowlThe Cap Clash, Catfish Bowl, Catfish Cup, Cherokee Cup, Chicken and Dumplings Bowl, Civil War, Clash of I-40, Classic Bowl, The Coal Creek War, Copper Bowl, Country Bowl, Country Ham Bowl, Country Music Cup, Crockett-York Memorial Cup, Cumberland Gap Bash, Cumberland CupDavid & Goliath Bowl, Davy Crockett Bowl, Davy Crockett Frontiersman Bowl, Davy Crockett Rifle Bowl, Dueling Banjos Bowl, Dixie Cup, Dixieland Cup, Dixie Stroll, Dudley/Neyland Legacy Trophy, Duel in DixieEast/Middle T-V BowlFamily Feud, The Feud, Fiddle Bowl, Fight Of 40General’s Cup, Glory Cup, Gold ‘N Orange Bowl, Golden Fiddle, Golden Guitar, The Goo Goo Cluster Bowl, Golden Fiddle, Grand Ole Feud, Grand Ole Rivalry, Grantland Rice Cup, The Gravy and Biscuit Bowl, The Great Rift, Great Rift Cup, Grit & Grits Bowl, Grits Bowl, Guitar BowlHam Bowl, Harvest Cup, Hermitage Cup, Heritage Cup, Hickory Stick, Highway 1 Bowl, Hillbilly Music Bowl, Hot Chicken Bowl, Hound Dog Bowl, Hunter’s CupI-40 Banner Bowl, I-40 Battle Bowl, I-40 Battle for Glory, I-40 Billboard Bowl, I-40 Bowl, I-40 Flag, I-40 Feud, I-40 Rumble, I-40 Showdown, I-40 Sortie, I-40 Tri-State Battle, I-40 TV Bowl, Iris Bowl, Iris CupJackalope Bowl, Jackson-Crockett Cup, Jackson DuelKing of the Plateau, Kings Mountain Cup,The Last WaltzThe Mason Jar, Midstate Rumble, Milk Bowl, Moon Pie Cup, Moonshine Bowl, Mountain Music Bowl, Mountain Music Game, McGugin-Neyland Cup, Music Bowl, Music City Marvel, The Music Row, Musket BowlThe Officer’s Duel, The Old 1892, Old Cocked Hat, Old Glory Bowl, Old Hickory Bowl, Opry Bowl, Orange and Gold CupPearl Cup, Pewter Bowl, Poplar Bowl, Presidents CupRaccoon Bowl, Red-Eye Gravy Bowl, Rhythm Rumble, Riverbank Rivalry, River Bowl, River Fight, River Rumble, River War, Route 70 BowlSettling the Score, Shot Glass Bowl, The Show, The Showdown, Skillet Bowl, Smoky Bowl, Smoky Mountain Cup, Smoky Mountain Music Moonshine Bowl, Smoky Mountain/Music City Rivalry Bowl, Smoky Mountain Music Game, Smoky Mountain Showdown, Sounds of the South, Sounds of Tennessee, Sour Mash Barrel, Sour Mash Jug, Southern Bowl, Southern Hospitality Bowl, Southern Pride Bowl, Southern Waltz, South’s Family Feud, South’s Oldest Rivalry Bowl, State Bowl, The State Fair, State QuakeT-Cup, Tennessee Capitol Cup, Tenn Cup, Tennessee Feud, Tennessee Pride, Tennessee River Rivalry, Tennessee Star Bowl, Tennessee Squire Cup, Tennessee Tomato Bowl, Tennessee Tussle Bowl, Tennessee Waltz, Three Star Throw Down, The TN Tussle, Tobacco Cup, Trans-Cumberland Tussle, Tri-Star Bowl, Tri-Star Cup, Tri-Star Showdown, Tri-Star Throwdown, The Tri-Star Title, Tri-Star Trophy, The T-Star Trophy, Turkey Bowl, Turkey Leg, Turkey Trot, TVA Bowl, Two Rivers Bowl, Two Stars BattleVictory Bowl, Victory Cup, Vintage Cup, Vol-Com Autumn, Vol-Dor ClassicWagon Wheel, The Waltz, War of I-40, Whiskey Barrel Bowl, Whiskey Bowl, Whiskey Medallion, Whiskey Rebellion, Whiskey War, Wonder BowlReach Dave Ammenheuser at 615-259-8352 and on Twitter @NashSportsEd. Interactive graphic Final reader suggestions for naming Vanderbilt-Tennessee rivalry
The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced a 4 p.m. kickoff for the University of Kentucky’s Nov. 1 football game at Missouri.Televised by the SEC Network, the matchup is also expected to serve as the site of that week’s SEC Nation pregame show.Missouri is 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the SEC, a game ahead of UK in the loss column for second in the SEC East Division. Georgia, which the Cats play Nov. 8, leads the East with a 4-1 conference record.Kickoff times and TV assignments beyond the Missouri game have yet to be determined.
Travis Sweat with Detailed Automotive shares information about the business at Thursday’s ribbon cutting.JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Director Christie Sampieri and the chamber welcomed its newest member on Thursday.Detailed Automotive is now an official member of the Chamber of Commerce. Detailed Automotive is at 316 Jacksboro Station Road. For more information, call Travis Sweat at 423.494.0720. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/28/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S ANN RUTHERFORD)Share this:FacebookTwitter
Members Share on other sites Forums Home 5,531 posts 4,202 posts Share this post Sign in to follow this 0 0 You know, I think there might be a bit of a change in the numbers with this year’s version.Here’s a look at the jerseys from last year, in action, as I’m sure simpsontide remembers. 0 MJWalker45 0 0 2,171 Share this post 2,180 posts 888 0 Is it just me, or does the block font they use for the numbers look really weird? I hate it. However, I really like the return of the athletic block letters for the nameplates. I missed that a lot.Here are some photos to show you what I’m talking about.Not a photo of the jersey, but this shot is priceless. Location:Michigan Share this post 0 footballfiji hecticbro Share on other sites simpsontide 330 posts statebully Forums Home Posted September 5, 2006 Members Members Posted September 4, 2006 Edited September 6, 2006 by fearthelion03 0 Link to post 2,171 5,027 Captain Poncho This topic is now closed to further replies. Share on other sites 0 Posted September 6, 2006 Link to post 7 simpsontide Location:Cincinnati Posted September 4, 2006 0 simpsontide: 0 69 MJWalker45 CCSLC Resident Atheist By sacker12, September 4, 2006 in Sports Logo News statebully 0 0 0 5,027 Posted September 5, 2006 I just think its funny that they have UA on their jerseys even though it means UnderArmour. Tell a allbarn fan that it means “University of Alabama” and they’ll get upset at ya. An Under Armour logo = University of Alabama?Um… of course that’s what it equates to. And boy oh boy are we Auburn fans ticked about THAT. I think there may be a riot or something. Auburn’s new Under Armour unis. hecticbro 0 Share this post Sign in to follow this sacker12 0 Followers 0 Share on other sites Members I agree. I think the Copperplate Auburn wordmarks suck. I wish they’d used the Aachen font script logos more. They look much better.However, they may not want to use Aachen because then people may complain that they are looking too much like Alabama. 5,531 posts 69 Share this post Share this post Share this post Share on other sites 2,008 posts 0 SportsLogos.Net Share this post statebully Share on other sites 0 Followers 0 Well, I think it’s Auburn University…. But I’m not sure. 0 0 Posted September 5, 2006 War Eagle, Go Jackets, Go Braves, & To Hell with Georgia. whitedawg22 simpsontide 13,075 Share this post sacker12 Link to post 0 Location:The Office of Doom Share on other sites Posted September 5, 2006 26,439 posts 0 529 posts i’m not a big fan of the new wordmark in the end zones and under the collar on the jerseys. i think this is becoming the standard font around auburn. i’ve seen it on their basketball uniforms as well, but i just don’t think its that attractive. Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 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 Link to post 0 Screaming on the Inside Share on other sites Here you go…. Location:Portland, Oregon 0 Gentleman of Distinction/Master of Armpit Farts 22,252 posts 13,075 Share on other sites 888 529 posts SportsLogos.Net Cyclopsis Joe Members Sports Logos Posted September 6, 2006 Members 69 Members Link to post 0 69 sacker12 Posted September 6, 2006 Link to post Captain Poncho Sport 7 Posted September 6, 2006 The numbers look a little thicker thean Russell but still the same font. Glad to see Under Armor didn’t change a classic shirt Sports Logos Members RamblinGamblinTiger Posted September 4, 2006 Sports Logo News Share this post simpsontide 0 In person and during a game the jerseys look really good Posted September 6, 2006 Blue Falcon Buc 2,171 69 0 Location:Bloody Eighth. Share this post how does the aachan font resemble alabama’s? the font i’m thinking about doesn’t really look like the tide. whatever the case, the copperplate is awful!!! 14,053 posts Go To Topic Listing 623 posts Members Is it just me, or does the block font they use for the numbers look really weird? I hate it. However, I really like the return of the athletic block letters for the nameplates. I missed that a lot.Here are some photos to show you what I’m talking about.Not a photo of the jersey, but this shot is priceless. OH, how I long for the days of sleeves…so the pseudo-sleeve striping seen here on the SHOULDERS wouldn’t look so ridiculous!!!Other than that the uniform is classic…with that little previously-mentioned exception of the pants stripes…and those numerals do look a little weird…they should get tackle-twill numbers, for real. 0 Share this post 43 Share on other sites 13,075 Members 0 0 Members 6 Posted September 6, 2006 Share this post 0 0 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 1,767 posts Captain Poncho Sport Location:Collins, MS (edited) Share on other sites Share this post Posted September 5, 2006 All Activity sacker12 Location:Collins, MS Auburn’s new Under Armour unis. Members When I hear the words “Under Armour” all I can think of is:WE MUS’ PROTEC’ DIS HOUSE!!!!!!! Recommended Posts 0 6 43 Members Blue Falcon 6 69 Share on other sites Link to post 43 Gentleman of Distinction/Master of Armpit Farts Members Share on other sites Link to post 623 posts Share on other sites I just think its funny that they have UA on their jerseys even though it means UnderArmour. Tell a allbarn fan that it means “University of Alabama” and they’ll get upset at ya. Even though what you said doesn’t make sense, couldn’t they think it means University of Auburn? 0 Share on other sites Posted September 5, 2006 Captain Poncho Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Share this post We’ll get turned around soon. Link to post Posted September 6, 2006 statebully 5,027 Link to post Cyclopsis Joe I know they’ve had it forever, but why can’t the pants stripe match the helmet stripe? That might just be my biggest pet peeve when it comes to football uniforms RamblinGamblinTiger 0 Posted September 6, 2006 0 Share this post 0 0 Share this post I think these uniforms are an upgrade because the jersey actually has some sheen to it. The AU Russell jerseys always looked really dull and flat. Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely 888 Location:The Dirty South 0 0 Location:The Office of Doom Link to post Buc Sports Logo News whitedawg22 Location:San Antonio, Texas 889 posts 7 1,830 posts Members Location:Auburn, Alabama 330 posts footballfiji what the hell is ccslc? I just think its funny that they have UA on their jerseys even though it means UnderArmour. Tell a allbarn fan that it means “University of Alabama” and they’ll get upset at ya. All Activity Members Members Link to post 0 Auburn’s new Under Armour unis.
Real (Madrid) will not play their remaining home matches of the Spanish championship at their club stadium “Santiago Bernabeu”.This was announced by the president of the club Florentino Perez. The Whites, who finished second in the standings of La Liga, will complete the 2019/20 campaign at their training complex, using the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium in Valdebebas.“The decision will help us complete the Santiago Bernabeu repairs on time,” Perez said in a letter to club members. The Spanish championship will be resumed on June 13 after a three-month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Real (Madrid) opens 30% of the capacity of the Bernabeu in OctoberThe reconstruction project is progressing rapidly
WATCH US LIVE Written By Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be housed, and stay safe amid COVID-19?And Tokyo is not alone.China — where the COVID-19 outbreak was first detected — will hold three mega-sports events within a year after Tokyo is set to close.The World University Games in Chengdu in western China open 10 days after the Tokyo Games close, with up to 8,000 athletes. Next come the Beijing Winter Olympics beginning on Feb. 4, 2022, and the Asian Games in Hangzhou starting on Sept. 10. The previous edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia drew 11,000 athletes and featured more sports than the Olympics.A fourth major event, soccer’s 24-team Club World Championship, was to open in China in June of 2021, but has been postponed because of scheduling conflicts created by the pandemic.China is a go-to country for these mega-events, through expertise gained from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and because it absorbs the massive costs. It spent at least $40 billion to organize the 2008 Olympics, and there was no national debate since the authoritarian state prohibits voting or referendums.Voters in Europe and North America have repeatedly said “no” to referendums to hold the games. China landed the 2022 Winter Olympics when several European bidders withdrew. Beijing won narrowly in a vote by the IOC against Almaty, Kazakhstan.“Telling the citizens of Bavaria or Switzerland that another Winter Olympics would benefit them greatly doesn’t work,” Jonathan Grix, who studies sports policy at Manchester Metropolitan University, wrote in an email. He said voters sense that “citizens rarely benefit the most from such events.”“Authoritarian states have no need to ask the populace, they have no need to compromise on policy, there is no political opposition (by definition) and most delivery services are state-run, ensuring the smooth running of the event,“ Grix added.Japanese and International Olympic Committee officials have given few details about how the Tokyo Olympics will be staged, the cost of postponement, and who will pay for it. They’ve teased the problems and floated tenuous solutions. They’ve agreed on one thing: If the games can’t open on July 23, 2021, they’ll be cancelled.In a joint news conference last weekend, the director-general of the World Health Organization cautioned it would not be “easy” to make the Olympics a safe global gathering spot.But Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed confidence: “I think it’s possible,”IOC President Thomas Bach has been cautious in speculating how the Olympics can be held. He’s suggested a possible quarantine for athletes, hinted at limited fan access to venues, and has not ruled out events in empty stadiums. Of course, he says that’s not his preference.IOC member John Coates, who oversees preparations for Tokyo, has been direct.“We’ve got real problems because we’ve got athletes having to come from 206 different nations,” Coates said, speaking at a News Corp Australia digital forum and reported in The Australian newspaper. “We’ve got 11,000 athletes coming, 5,000 technical officials and coaches, 20,000 media.” There’s also about 4,000 working on the organizing committee and an expected 60,000 volunteers.”Some scientists in Japan and elsewhere believe a vaccine is needed to guarantee safety for athletes. But some have asked if young, healthy athletes should be a priority for vaccination.The biggest challenge might be guaranteeing the safety of fans who have already bought millions of tickets. If there are no fans, will there be refunds? Will there be lawsuits? Tickets provide at least $800 million income for local organizers with the added cost of postponement estimated in Japan at $2 billion to $6 billion.Eric Saintrond, the CEO of the FISU — the Switzerland-based governing body of the World University Games — said in an email to The Associated Press that decisions related to “security and health will be taken” by the Chinese government. He said final decisions in this area do “not, in fact, rest with FISU.” He said all preparations were “on track.”University Games spokesman Wang Guangliang was asked about housing for athletes, fans, and so forth, but offered little clarity, deflecting back to the FISU.“The impact of the pandemic is still unforeseeable and we are still studying the situation and need to discuss with FISU about what to do to reduce the impact and ensure the safety of all participants,” Wang wrote in an email to the AP.Postponing the Summer Olympics by a year has raised questions about marketing the Winter Olympics, which open six months after Tokyo closes. Construction is on schedule, but sponsors may face challenges.“Sponsors and business partners of the games will have to keep investing extra money in their marketing programs for Tokyo if the games are postponed, potentially forcing them to reduce their budgets for the next Olympics,” Wei Jizhong, a former secretary-general of the Chinese Olympic Committee, told the China Daily.The Associated Press emailed questions about Beijing 2022 preparations to Juan Antonio Samaranch, the IOC vice president who oversees Beijing preparations. He did not immediately reply to the request, nor to a follow-up. Beijing could also face the issues of athlete quarantines, fewer fans, and the fear of spreading the virus even more.In an interview in February with China’s official Xinhua News Agency, Samaranch was laudatory about preparations. He praised Beijing organizers, President Xi Jinping, who heads of the Chinese Communist Party, and China’s handling of the virus.Sheena Greitens, who studies Asian politics at the University of Texas at Austin, said large sports events give China high visibility and “can keep reporters focused on the sporting events rather than having them use their time in-country to dig around on other topics that might reflect poorly on the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).”“They provide a way for China to boost its cultural and ‘discourse power’ globally,” Greitens wrote in an email. “And they do so in a forum that generally emphasizes international cooperation and is weighted away from the serious disagreements that many countries have with China over territorial conflict, human rights, and trade, among other topics.” Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 22nd May, 2020 14:22 IST Tokyo Olympics Followed Up By 3 Mega-events — All In China Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will thousands of athletes, staff, and technical officials travel, be housed, and stay safe amid COVID-19? LIVE TV First Published: 22nd May, 2020 14:22 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US
A newly formed Financial Strategy Review Committee (FSRC) is expected to submit an initial report on the way forward regarding Cricket West Indies finances when the Board of Directors meets on April 30. This is according to Chief Executive Officer of Cricket West Indies, Johnny Grave who told Stabroek Sport, “We have established a financial strategy review committee to help management assess all the scenarios and make recommendations to the board.”While the committee is expected to put forward its report via teleconference, Grave indicated that “they will continue to operate until the Covid-19 pandemic has passed.”
Players and officials of Go Round FC smiled Wednesday night as they received the sum of one million naira from the new club president, Charity Obuah.The new president of the club, Charity Obuah, made the presentation to the team when they arrived at their base.Charity was elated with the road win, the first ever for the club since they qualified to play in the top tier Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in 2018.“The boys have made me proud. It is a real welcome present for me and I am so happy,” Charity said after the game.Sodiq Ololade scored for Go Round FC in the 37th minute, a solo run out of nothing and a beautiful finish.In the 68th minute, the home side, Abia Warriors got a penalty from a witless challenge by skipper, Ebuka Akobundu on Ibrahim Olawoyin.Ten minutes later, Go Round FC coach, Willy Udube made a double change with goal scorer, Ololade replaced by Junior Ogar and Chinonye Chinda going off for former Abia Warriors midfielder, Henry Ochuba.With both sides looking like they had settled for a draw, Onyedikachi Ugwu got the winner in added time.Related2018/2019 NPFL Match-Day Two Round-UpJanuary 17, 2019In “NPFl”SD Eibar vs Valencia CFJune 30, 2017Similar postNPFL: MFM, FC Ifeanyiubah Maintain Top Spots After First Round Of Match Day 7 FixturesFebruary 7, 2019In “NPFl”