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Algeria’s Mahrez tipped for top Africa award

first_imgThis year’s winner will be picked by CAF member associations’ national team coaches, a panel of journalists and television consultants.Aubameyang and Mane stand between Mahrez and a clean sweep of wins.For the 2015 awards, Gabon skipper Aubameyang was a surprise choice ahead of Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast and Manchester City.Aubameyang’s goals at Dortmund handed him the African crown and this past year he remained prolific in front of goal, netting 25 goals in 31 appearances in the Bundesliga.The mercurial Mane became the most expensive African player when he moved to Liverpool for a transfer fee of £34 million last year.The 24-year-old winger has since justified his high price tag, scoring nine goals in 19 matches for Liverpool this season.African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have two players –- Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe and Denis Onyango from Uganda –- in the running for the best African-based player.Zambia skipper Rainford Kalaba is the other contender for this award after his exploits with TP Mazembe in last year’s CAF Confederation Cup.English Premier League-based Nigeria youngsters Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) and Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) are top contenders in the various younger players categories , while the country’s team who won Olympic bronze are gunning for Team of the Year. Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez is favourite to be crowned African Footballer of the Year for 2016 on the back of his contribution to Leicester City’s shock English Premier League title win.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) title would make it a hat-trick of wins for the 25-year-old, who has already been named PFA players’ player of the year and BBC African player of the year.The CAF award ceremony — Africa’s most prestigious and now in its 25th year — takes place in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Thursday.Mahrez was a key figure for Leicester last season, which saw the English East Midlands club defy 5000-1 odds and predictions of relegation to clinch a fairytale title victory.He played in all but one of the Foxes’ games in 2015-16 and scored 17 goals.The slightly-built, right-sided forwarded also had humble beginnings, starting out with hometown club AAS Sarcelles in 2004.Also in the running for the CAF title are reigning footballer of the year, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon, and the Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mane.Should Mahrez win, he will end a 19-year absence on the podium for a player from north Africa since Morocco’s Mustapha Hadji in 1998.Other Algerians to have won are Rabah Madjer in 1987 and Lakhdar Belloumi in 1981.Elsewhere in the Maghreb, the title has gone to Morocco’s Badou Zaki (1986) and Mohamed Timoumi (1985); Mahmoud Al Khatib (Egypt, 1983), Tarek Dhiab (Tunisia, 1977); and Ahmed Faras (Morocco, 1975) when the awards were organised by France Football magazine. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Former Indian cricketer feels this player is our best spin bowler – not R…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement 3zg8zwqNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsavjhsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5tl6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sq0Would you ever consider trying this?😱bvucCan your students do this? 🌚64gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following the disastrous conclusion of the New Zealand tour- several questions have been raised on the form of the batting order of Team India. On the other hand, the bowlers did a comparatively better job- Ishant Sharma picking a gfive wicket haul, Jasprit Bumrah ending his wicket drought and of course, the triple strike from Ravichandran Ashwin in the first Test at Basin Reserve. The veteran stalwart is revered as one of the greatest spinners in the world, but retired international Dilip Doshi has brought in another name. The former leg spinner believes its not Ashwin, but India’s best spin bowler is Ravindra Jadeja!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIJadeja, who is set to return to international duty in the upcoming 3 match One Day International series against South Africa starting tomorrow, was not allowed by BCCI to take part in the currently ongoing Ranji Trophy final between Saurashtra and Bengal.Dilip Doshi, who secured over 100 wickets in his Test cricket career spanning 33 matches, has put his fellow Gujarati all rounder over the rest of his compatriots in the spin bowling department.Advertisement In a recent interview with Times of India, Doshi hailed Jadeja over Ashwin, the latter whom he thinks hasn’t had much improvement in the recent years.“I still think Jadeja is the best spinner in this side. Ashwin has not improved over the years.” Doshi told reporters.Advertisement Since his international debut back in 2009, Jadeja has earned 49 Test and 165 ODI wickets. In the stunning 5-0 T20 win over the Kiwis last month, he earned 4 wickets, and also secured 2 in the ODI series.Ashwin on the other hand, has fallen down the selection order in limited overs cricket, making his last ODI and T20 appearances in 2017. While acknowledging the 33 year old’s composure with the ball, Doshi feels Ashwin hasn’t reached the level he was supposed to.The 72 year old continued: “I agree he (Ashwin) is steady, but I feel he has not improved to a level where he should have been for whatever reason it may be.” Jadeja will join up with the Men in Blue to take on the Proteas in the ODI series starting this Thursday in Dharamshala.Also read-Read the hilarious social media banter between RCB teammates AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli Advertisementlast_img read more

GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESKENT DESORMEAUX, CALIFORNIA DIAMOND, WINNER: “That was his best effort yet. Today was my favorite. This horse has been kind of quirky, but Peter has done an impressive job with him. He has been progressively getting better. This is a 21 and 44 horse, but he is calming down now. Peter is training him to go longer, so we’ll see what’s next.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, CALIFORNIA DIAMOND, WINNER: “He got a great trip and a great ride from Kent (Desormeaux). There’s a reason he’s in the Hall of Fame, but they don’t make it easy for you here, even at 2-5. I think the horse will go longer, but we’ll enjoy this and see what happens down the road.”On the importance of winning the training title (he’s now two up on O’Neill): “It is. We work hard. There’s no extra money (for winning it), it’s just a trophy and bragging rights, but you know what? A trophy and bragging rights are nice. I’m a competitive guy. I’d like to win the title at Tidily Winks. Doug’s hot right now, he’s on my tail. I needed this win and I’m probably going to need another win or two.”GARY HARTUNIAN, ROCKINGHAM RANCH, WINNING OWNER: “He’s had seven races and five wins. I’m gonna go pick up my check right now. We’ve got Kent and he’s very confident in this horse. Today was his best day.”NOTES: Winning owner Gary Hartunian resides in Ventura.last_img read more

‘This is the dream’ – Adventurer chooses Malin rest stop after 2,800km trek

first_imgIt’s destination Donegal for Derek Cullen after completing an amazing 2,800km walk around Ireland.The Dublin native, who turned his life around in a battle with loss, alcohol and depression, has decided to take a well-earned rest in a cottage on Malin Head for the next two months.The 37-year-old had been on the move for 78 days of hiking and camping around Ireland. His journey became an online sensation, with thousands taking motivation from his daily updates and inspirational messages from the wildest parts of the county. Derek Cullen. Photos by Brian Reilly Troy @brt.photoAfter completing the walk on October 31st, Derek set his sights on Donegal again to enjoy the remote landscape of Malin.How he found a place to stay was almost fate.Derek tells Donegal Daily: “Malin Head is one of my favourite places in Ireland. On the way around Ireland, I think people could see Donegal was my favourite. Malin really stood out, I think it’s because it feels like the edge of the world.”“I had my eye on this cottage years ago. It’s in one of the most remote places. I even contacted the lady who owned it and asked how much the house cost. But then a couple of months ago I was chancing my arm again and told the lady what I was doing and she rented it to me. I couldn’t believe my luck.” Derek Cullen at his home-from-home in Malin HeadDerek is planning to enjoy the solitude, the turf fires, and exploring the wild and rugged landscape of Malin until Christmas, when he’ll head home to see family. He’ll be sharing his usual open and insightful videos with followers during the stay and plans to launch his own outdoor clothing brand – Out Dare.Derek also plans to use the time-out to put pen to paper.“I haven’t started but I plan to write a book about my journey, from my low point when this started five years ago and how the outdoors changed things,” he said.In 2014, Derek was living a self-destructive life of drinking following the death of his parents. The turning point came when he decided to live for his parents instead of trying to live without them.Derek followed his passion for the outdoors and it took on incredible cycles and hikes around the Africa, Newfoundland and from Mexico to Canada. Being outdoors eased his anxiety, but he eventually had to return to Ireland to face his demons. The all-Ireland trek brought Derek on a journey of discovery – visiting amazing regions and finding himself again.“My trip around Ireland turned out to be the most exciting trip I had ever taken,” he said.“The biggest thing I learned was really simple – to appreciate where I come from and what we have on our doorstep.“I had never really gotten out there in Ireland and this opened up a whole new world to me.” Derek Cullen. Photos by Brian Reilly Troy @brt.photoDerek also traced his roots to Donegal and took the opportunity to meet with relatives this year. His grandmother Sarah Gallagher is from Creeslough and she was the sister of the famous singer, Bridie Gallagher.Derek was amazed by the welcome he received: “I went to Creeslough and the Gallagher clan were all there at their house. I got to meet my mother’s cousin and they brought me to where my grandmother was born. She worked in Ards Friary too.“I felt very connected up there. The welcome was incredible, even to this day they are still contacting me.”Those close ties to the county are just one reason why Derek is so excited to make the move to Malin on Friday.“Everyone in Donegal has made me feel at home,” he said.You can follow Derek’s experiences in Malin and beyond here on Facebook.com/derekcullenoutdoors/‘This is the dream’ – Adventurer chooses Malin rest stop after 2,800km trek was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derek cullenMalin HeadOutdoorslast_img read more

Yosemite Valley loses its last no-reservation campground, climbers’ famous Camp 4

first_imgCamp 4’s iconic centerpiece is Columbia Boulder. The lightning bolt — originally drawn by legendary climber John Bachar — marks the boulder problem called Midnight Lightning.Yosemite’s freewheeling Camp 4, famous as the incubator for the valley’s rock climbing scene, is no longer first-come, first-served.Under a pilot program, a daily lottery system will assign campsites there from May 22 until early September. After that, the system will revert to the no-reservation system until the …last_img

In The Spotlight – Steve Roberts

first_imgIn the thirty-first edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Steve Roberts, speaks about what it means to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup and his career highlights so far.  Name: Steve RobertsNickname: Devo or FrankAge: 29Affiliate: BulldogsOccupation: PE TeacherPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: For the Open’s division – 2003Career highlights so far: Winning Vawdon Cup/State Cup double in 2007                                        2003 and 2007 World Cups                                        2010 Trans Tasman                                        2008 State of OriginHow you got involved in Touch Football: My family played.Favourite player: Louise and Claire Winchester.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: An honour and privilege. Something that I cherish.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My brothers.Favourite sporting moment: Being at the Olympics to see Cathy Freeman win the 400m!What do you know about Scotland: It gets cold, William Wallace is from there, Haggis is made from sheep stomach lining and they make wonderful Scotch!Any superstitions: Not really.Funniest Australian teammate: Jamie Stowe/Anthony ZiadeFavourite quote/s: ‘First with the head and then with the heart’                              ‘Don’t stop fighting til the fight is done!’Any travel plans for after World Cup: Yes, south of Spain and France and Croatia.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With less than a month to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitch

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitchby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi will be stronger for his game against Borussia Dortmund.The 0-0 Champions League draw was Messi’s first appearance of the season.Valverde said afterwards: “He is the same way any player would be who didn’t do a preseason and had only done four or five sessions with the group. “With hardly any preparation, he had came into a game that was already underway. It’s the first game with him and also the first full game for Luis Suarez. It’s the first step because we need the players in attack who play together.” last_img

Video: Mike Francesa Says CBS Knows Who Leaked The Bracket

first_imgMike Francesa talks about leaked CBS bracket.mike francesa cbs bracketThis past Sunday night, midway through the CBS NCAA Tournament selection show, the full bracket leaked online, sending the college basketball world into a frenzy. It was the first time in history that any part of the bracket had been revealed early.As you’d imagine, both the NCAA and CBS are taking the issue seriously. And according to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the network already knows the source of the leak. Francesa told callers Monday that he also knows the source. Mike Francesa knows who leaked the NCAA brackets on Twitter; is not authorized to tell us,@KennyDucey @sportswatch pic.twitter.com/2C9XS3ssaX— I Nevah Said Dat! (@RNs_Funhouse) March 15, 2016Will the rest of us know by the end of the week? Maybe. If it really was one rogue employee doing the damage, you can imagine he/she is going to be in a world of trouble.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

Terrorism akin to cancer hurts India and Afghanistan Afghan diplomat

first_imgNew York: India and Afghanistan have been hurt by terrorism which is “like cancer” and threatens peace in the region, a top Afghan diplomat has said while appealing to the international community not to view his war-torn country as an isolated case. Speaking at an event organised at Asia Society here on Monday, National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib said Pakistan talked about brotherhood and historical linkages but hardly shows any cooperation in combating terrorism. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping “We haven’t seen any cooperation from Pakistan,” Mohib said. Replying to a question on Afghanistan’s estimate of cooperation from Islamabad, the top diplomat said Pakistan is “always very nice, they speak about brotherhood, historical linkages and the likes but then all we see is terrorists coming our way and no brotherhood”. Mohib said India and Afghanistan were hurt by terrorism and both the countries have suffered a great deal. “We understand what the cost is that we are paying,” he said. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang “But it (terrorism) is not just a threat to India and Afghanistan. Terrorism is like cancer. It is our problem today but it will soon be someone else’s problem once it’s no longer ours,” Mohib said. Referring to the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), he said the plan stayed only on paper and did not get implemented. “There hasn’t been any action (on APAPPS) and there is no interest from Pakistan to implement it. There is no cooperation with Afghanistan in any aspect,” he said. Mohib said Afghanistan had diversified its trade from Pakistan, stressing that if it had not done so, the prices of the food items would have skyrocketed this year due to drought. “We have diversified into our northern route through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan now and through Iran by Chabahar connecting to India. It has opened up opportunities for Afghanistan not only to increase our trade but also to give us more options for import. We had to do that,” he said. Mohib said the easiest and cheapest way for these trade routes for Afghanistan would have been through Pakistan but Islamabad has failed to act. “We have never seen any progress on action. And so until we see willingness to make action, we are not going to buy any more words from Pakistan,” he said. Mohib stressed that it was important that the international community does not view Afghanistan as an isolated case. “It’s an issue that is shared. We are taking the brunt of the issue here and making the sacrifices. If this were to end in Afghanistan – and not in the way that we would want it to be, which is a clear defeat of non-state actors and proxy groups – this precedent could start to haunt other countries in our immediate neighbourhood to begin with,” he said. On the issue of security in the region and terrorism, he said non-state actors were a “dangerous precedents to allow”. “A lot of countries think that because they have not been hit by non-state actors, it’s not their problem. Letting this precedent to be opens doors and opportunities for other groups to operate. “If one of these groups were to be successful, for whatever their objectives may be, it leaves the precedent for many others who are also part of that DNA,” he said.last_img read more

Its a boy Meghan Prince Harry are proud parents

first_imgLondon: It’s a “healthy” baby boy for Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, making him seventh-in-line to the British throne. The 34-year-old father, Duke of Sussex, was present at the birth of his boy, who weighs 3.2 kg. The new father, Prince Harry, told reporters that Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well” and that the couple were “absolutely thrilled” since the birth at 0526 am (local time). “It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, said Prince Harry, making a brief media appearance as a new father. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”It was amazing, absolutely incredible. I’m so incredibly proud of my wife and as every father would say, this baby is absolutely to die for So, I’m just over the moon,” he said, confirming that the baby was “a little bit overdue” and that the couple were still deciding on a name. “The couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives,” the palace said, adding that, “More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.” Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsMeghan, 37, went into labour “in the early hours” of Monday morning. The new royal baby, as Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great grandchild, will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. He or she will be in line behind its grandfather Prince Charles, uncle Prince William and his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and father Harry, Duke of Sussex. However, the baby will not be bestowed a title of His or Her Royal Highness (HRH), or referred to as a Prince or Princess, unless the 93-year-old monarch steps in to make an exception to the royal titles rule dating back to 1917. The boy will be able to use one of Harry’s lesser titles to be known as the Earl of Dumbarton. Meghan, a former actress, and Harry got married at a lavish wedding ceremony in Windsor Castle in May last year and announced the pregnancy publicly in October 2018, on the first day of their Commonwealth tour of Australia and New Zealand. In a break from usual royal tradition, the couple have chosen to keep the birthing plans for their baby a private affair and said that they would be announcing the birth publicly only “once they have a chance to celebrate privately as a family”. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had moved out of their London home at Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace into their newly-refurbished 10-bedroom family home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor on the Queen’s estate recently in preparation of the new arrival.last_img read more