ILOILO City – A taxi driver and his two passengers were arrested in a joint buy-bust operation of the police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) outside a commercial shopping center in Barangay Ungka 2, Pavia, Iloilo at around 5 p.m. yesterday. Twenty-nine-year-old Carlo Estorninos who was the subject of the operation was taken to the Pavia police station together with driver 46-year-old Jay Alejandro and 57-year-old Benjamin Supita.Twenty-three sachets of suspected shabu were seized. Operatives of the Pavia police station, Regional Force Mobile Battalion 6, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office and PDEA also recovered the P26,800 marked money used in the drug sting, plus an additional P4,020 cash. The suspects face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BY CHRIST JOHN GAMARCHA
The City of Batesville is showing support for a September concert featuring a big name act.City Council approved a $15,000 Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing request from the Rural Alliance for the fall concert featuring country singer John Michael Montgomery.The funding will be used for lighting and audio needs.Rural Alliance for the Arts Vice President Regina Siefert said, “We are really excited the town is backing it as strongly as that. That just sends a message that this is an important event and the RAA is an important group in the city, and we appreciate that.”The concert is slated for Saturday, September 13. Up to 5,000 tickets will be available when the concert goes on sale this summer.Siefert and fellow board member Jeff Pawlik are co-chairs for the concert. They said the event will benefit local businesses and community organizations.“I just feel this is going to bring so many people [into town]. That’s 5,000 people that are coming into the city to maybe purchase dinner before they go, buy gas before they leave, come to the concert,” Siefert said.Pawlik stated, “We are trying to get everybody involved as much as possible to enjoy this and benefit from this. The Rural Alliance for the Arts is making money just off the concert. Things like beer sales and concessions are going to other non-profits.”
Benitez, who came through the ranks at Real Madrid and played for and later coached their reserve side, Castilla, said that growing up at the Spanish giants helped him understand the values of sportsmanship. During Mourinho’s three-year tenure at the club, which ended at the end of last season when he left the club to return to Chelsea, the Portuguese was attacked by sections of the media for not adhering to these values. Benitez continued: “I joined Madrid’s academy when I was 13 and learned everything there. I received a sporting education from Madrid and I was taught to show respect and dignity towards the opponents whether we won or lost.” Benitez’s final months at Stamford Bridge took place to the background of growing rumours that Mourinho was set to replace him at Chelsea, but the former Liverpool boss explained how he focused on finishing his time at the Blues in style by winning the Europa League. “Everyone at Chelsea knew that Mourinho was going to come back at the end of the season,” he admitted. “But that didn’t take away any of my ambition or willingness to achieve our objectives and we won the Europa League, which says a lot about the seamless commitment of that sensational team.” Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is expected to succeed Mourinho at Real Madrid, and Benitez believes the former Chelsea and AC Milan boss, who he came face to face with in the Champions League finals of 2005 and 2007 with Liverpool, will be the perfect replacement for the Portuguese. He said: “I know him well from Milan because of the finals in Athens and Istanbul and we had a very good relationship when we were both in the Premier League. I think it’s the correct choice because he will a conciliator in the dressing room and inside the club. I think the club will appreciate that change.” Press Association Rafael Benitez has made a thinly veiled criticism of Chelsea successor Jose Mourinho. The Spaniard, who frequently crossed swords with the Portuguese while at Liverpool and during the self-titled ‘Special One’s’ first spell at Stamford Bridge, seemed to suggest Mourinho lacked humility and crossed the line of what was acceptable in order to win. Benitez told Spanish newspaper AS: “I don’t know what Mourinho does. I know what I do: I always want to win, without crossing the line of sportsmanship. It’s true that I get on better with some coaches than others and I align myself with those that don’t value winning at any cost.”
Press Association Rory McIlroy believes an Olympic medal would not be as important as a major championship, despite announcing his intention to compete for Ireland in 2016. “An Olympic medal is still not as big as a major championship but it’s up there,” McIlroy said. “The majors in our sport are the biggest and best prizes in the game. “Maybe give it four or five Games down the line and maybe one day the Olympics will be able to get up to that level, but for me the four major championships are the biggest prizes in our game.” McIlroy had previously spoken of being in an “extremely sensitive and difficult position” over which country to represent, while fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell was happy to have the decision taken out of his hands due to an Olympic regulation which stated he could only represent Great Britain if three years had passed since representing Ireland. That meant McDowell had already committed to playing for Ireland in Rio by contesting last year’s World Cup in Melbourne, but McIlroy added: “There’s been a lot of people giving their opinion and what they think I should do. “But at the end of the day it’s a decision that I had to make for myself because it’s something that you have to live with. It’s taken me long enough to sort of get over the hurdle, but it’s definitely the right decision. “I was always very proud to put on the Irish uniform and I would be very proud to do it again. Just because I’m playing golf for money and I’m a professional I’m supposed to have this choice or this decision to make, where if you look at the rugby players, cricketers or hockey players, they view Ireland as one, the same as we do in golf. “I don’t think there’s any point to change that or go against that just because it’s a different event or it’s the Olympics.” McDowell welcomed McIlroy’s decision and said he had not received any negative reaction to his own, which could see the Ryder Cup team-mates reunited in Rio. “I think it’s great that he’s put it to bed at last,” McDowell said. “We are in a very unique scenario in Northern Ireland. We could easily declare for Great Britain or we could easily declare for Ireland. “We have all-Ireland teams and we have sports which are split; obviously soccer is two teams and rugby is one team. To me, golf is always an all-Ireland sport.” The 25-year-old had considered not playing in Rio to avoid the controversy involved in choosing either Ireland or Great Britain, but revealed on Wednesday he would continue to represent Ireland, as he did throughout his amateur career and twice in the World Cup. That raises the possibility of McIlroy battling against Tiger Woods for Olympic gold in Brazil, but the former world number one maintains that major titles will remain the pinnacle of golfing achievement.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: For the last two editions of the World Rapid championships, it was the veterans who had dominated the format. In 2016, Vasilly Ivanchuk of Ukraine, then 47-years of age, stunned the chess world with a dramatic victory in the World Rapid championships in Doha. In 2017, Viswanathan Anand silenced critics and stunned the new generation of chess players where he stayed unbeaten in the tournament in Riyadh to be crowned the new World Rapid Champion. However, the young brigade fought back and made the format their own. In the 2018 World Rapid Chess and Blitz Championship in St Petersburg, 22-year-old Daniil Dubov, who worked as one of the seconds for reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen, put up a clinical performance to become the new Rapid World Champion in St Petersburg on Saturday.For Viswanathan Anand, heading into the final day of the tournament, Anand was in joint ninth place and was just one point behind the top. However, Anand failed to win the remaining games and registered draws from rounds 12 to 15 to finish joint 23rd. Carlsen, who had made a disastrous start losing his first two games, staged a stunning comeback but some more crucial losses at key intervals resulted in him managing a fourth-place finish. In fact, Carlsen could have forced a tie-breaker in the rapid and he won his final game against Hikaru Nakamura but the American displayed solid defence and the game ended in a draw. The fact that Carlsen managed a fourth place finish despite losing the most games among the top players was a tribute to his brilliance.Read More | Asian Games and CWG glory high points for Indian sports in 2018The final scores were Dubov 11/15, with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan securing the silver medal while Nakamura settled for the bronze medal.Read More | World Rapid and Blitz Championship: Anand makes great startThe action now shifts to the Blitz section of the tournament and Carlsen, who has won the title three times, including one in 2017, will once again be the star. However, apart from Carlsen and Dubov, the presence of Iraninan 15-year-old Grand Master Alireza Firouzja has drawn plenty of buzz. Alireza put up a magnificent performance in the rapid section finishing in eighth position, ahead of the likes of Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Ian Nepomniachtchi.
The Pirates were banking on a bounce back year by Archer, who is 6-12 with a 4.92 ERA in 33 starts since he was acquired from Tampa Bay at the 2018 trade deadline for outfielder Austin Meadows and pitcher Tyler Glasnow.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OBIT-JOHNNY MAJORSJohnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died.Majors died Wednesday at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife. He was 85. June 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBAP source: MLB rejects 114-game plan, tells union no counterNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is no closer to starting the 2020 that it was when the union made its latest proposal on Sunday. — English soccer team Tottenham says a person at the club has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Premier League club did not identify the person. It was the only positive case after the Premier League tested a further 1,197 players and club staff. The testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March.— Two people familiar with the situation say the WNBA has decided to hold its games at just one location if there is a season this year and that the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas and the IMG Academy in Florida are the top candidates. There is still no date when the WNBA’s 2020 season will tip off. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert told the AP last month that the league was considering a handful of scenarios, including playing at one or two sites. — A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms. ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend. The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.— Two players with Japan’s most famous baseball team have tested positive for COVID-19. The Tokyo-based Yomiuri Giants called off a preseason game with the Seibu Lions scheduled for Wednesday because of the positive tests. It also raises questions about the start of the delayed season. Japan hopes to open its postponed baseball season on June 19 in stadiums without fans.— A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff. The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named. The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. Associated Press — The metal detectors that greet sports fans at the gates might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners. It’s part of the big task of better protecting venues from virus spread in order to bring the games back for in-person viewing.PIRATES-ARCHERPirates’ Archer out for the season following surgeryPITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer won’t pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020 and his time with the club may be over.The Pirates have announced that the 31-year-old Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. The team added that Archer will not be available this season if Major League Baseball finds a way to put together a truncated schedule. — Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts. That brings the total to three, all athletes. Senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth wrote on his Twitter account that of the 150 staff, administrators and athletes tested, three had asymptomatic positives.— The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour. Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event. The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.— The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month. Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced. The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the outbreak.— Wright State is dropping its softball and men’s and women’s tennis programs as part of a plan to cut $2 million from its athletic department budget. The Dayton, Ohio, school is reducing expenditures across the board because of decreases in enrollment and state funding because of the pandemic. Wright State will have 11 sports and must be granted a waiver from the NCAA to remain in compliance with Division I requirements.— Players from all levels of college baseball are set to compete in the three-day, four-team Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational in Bryan, Texas. The players, coaches, umpires and other event staff arrived in Bryan on Monday and were tested for COVID-19. They are being quarantined at a hotel through Saturday and allowed outside only to go to and from the ballpark. UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement that will allow for the league to return this summer with a tournament in Florida.The Major League Soccer Players Association has announced the ratification of the CBA. Players had approved economic concessions for this season. The league countered the proposal from the players and set a Wednesday deadline for ratification.The sides had agreed to a five-year CBA in February but that had not been ratified when the coronavirus pandemic began. The season was suspended March 12 after just two games because of the pandemic.Details of the Florida tournament were still under consideration, but the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would be sheltered at hotels with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.In other virus-related sports developments: Majors compiled a 185-137-10 record in 29 seasons as a head coach at Iowa State, Pitt and Tennessee.In his playing days, he finished second to Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung in the 1956 Heisman Trophy balloting.Majors was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987. AMERICA PROTESTS-INDIANA DEATHFriends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest UNDATED (AP) — NBA fans could receive very good news within the next 24 hours or so.A person with knowledge of the situation says the league has told the players association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday.The person says the 22 teams would play eight games near Orlando to determine playoff seeding before the postseason begins there. The Western Conference would have 13 teams heading to Florida, while the East would be represented by nine teams. The 22 teams are those within six games of a playoff spot at this point. Playoffs would start in August, and the NBA Finals will likely stretch into October, according to the person.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKMLS soccer players approve new CBA ASIAN CUP-HUMAN RIGHTSAFC urged to mandate human rights into 2027 Asian Cup bidsUNDATED (AP) — A global activist group is urging Asia’s soccer body to mandate respecting human rights into bidding for and organizing the 2027 Asian Cup.Expected bidders include India, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia ahead of a June 30 deadline set by the Asian Football Confederation to enter the contest.The Sport & Rights Alliance is a group of trade unions and rights advocates including Human Rights Watch and Transparency International. It has asked the AFC to apply the same rights standards FIFA set for the 2026 World Cup that the United States, Mexico and Canada will co-host. Update on the latest sports INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To those who knew former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty, it was no surprise that he would participate in a protest over the death of George Floyd.That a man they saw as a “gentle giant” who brought positivity everywhere he went would turn up dead in an alley after a peaceful demonstration turned violent was unfathomable.Michael Cranfill, a restaurant and craft beer taproom owner, says Beaty was someone “who would take every opportunity he could to bring people together.”Beaty’s body was found Saturday night not far from his apartment. His death was one of several in the U.S. during a week of protest and unrest.GERMANY-FLOYD PROTESTS A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that MLB has rejected the players’ offer for a 114-game regular season with no additional salary cuts. The person added that management did not plan to make a counterproposal.MLB proposed an 82-game schedule last week and further reductions in player salaries as the sport tries to salvage a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Management has told the union it had no interest in extending the season into November, when it fears a second wave of the coronavirus could disrupt the postseason and jeopardize $787 million in broadcast revenue.Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem wrote a letter Wednesday to chief union negotiator Bruce Meyer that was obtained by The Associated Press. Halem mentioned that players are unified in their view that they will not accept less than 100% of their prorated salaries, and management has no choice but to accept that representation. Halem said that based on the players’ salary position and the significant health risk of extending the regular season past September, management does not have any reason to believe a negotiated solution for an 82-game season is possible.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBAAP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart Key issues cited include protecting labor rights, minority groups and media, plus allowing independent monitoring of tournament operations for the next seven years.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Germany won’t punish players for George Floyd protestsFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German soccer federation will not punish players who protest against the killing of George Floyd and racism.Several players in Germany have made statements with gestures or messages on their clothing since Floyd died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee for several minutes on his neck.The federation says it opposes punishing any players because it believes their anti-racism messages match the federation’s own principles.Germany’s approach has the backing of FIFA. The governing body of world soccer said Tuesday that such demonstrations “deserve an applause and not a punishment.”
Fifteen states, including Texas and Florida, have put rules on the books banning political contributions while their state legislatures are in session. Now, Dan Schnur, director of USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, is looking to add California’s name to the list.“I have put together a proposal that would ban all legislative fundraising and all fundraising for statewide officeholders at any time that the Legislature is in session,” said Schnur, a former chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.Currently, California bans contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session but does not ban other fundraising. Though Schnur said this rule means well, it does not prevent other contributors from writing a check during the session.“Under the current system, the majority of legislators can attend fundraisers at breakfast, lunch and dinner every day they are in Sacramento,” he said.Schnur’s proposal would limit all contributions during the legislative session, a regulation Schnur says is necessary to weaken the link between political giving and government activity.“Like it or not, fundraising is a legitimate political activity,” Schnur said. “But, legislating is a legitimate political activity, too. And they shouldn’t be done simultaneously.”Schnur said the ban could produce several positive outcomes, such as increasing bipartisanship, reducing the appearance of impropriety and curbing the purchase of access during key votes.“A check that’s written six months before a legislative vote is not going to offer nearly as strong a quid pro quo as that same check written 15 minutes before that same vote,” he said.California legislative sessions typically run from early January to the end of August, with spring and summer breaks and two short sessions in September and December. But, because legislative sessions can conceivably be any length, Schnur said the proposed ban would stay in effect for 72 hours after the legislative session ended.“That way they can’t go out of session at 4 o’clock, hold a fundraising dinner and come back in at 7 [p.m.],” Schnur said. “Or what they do in Illinois — and this is especially appalling — Monday is fundraising day in Springfield and then Tuesday through Friday they legislate.”The ban might also result in more contributions to politicians on the basis of ideology and philosophy, rather than to influence a particular bill, according to Schnur.For Schnur, tackling campaign fundraising is the next logical step in reforming the state’s political system. He said adding a ban would strengthen two recent political reforms — the top-two primary and redistricting reform — by allowing for more bipartisanship to take place in Sacramento.“They combine to create an environment where those legislators who are so inclined will have a safe space from which to work with members of the other party,” Schnur said.A longtime Republican consultant, Schnur changed his party identification from Republican to “decline to state” in March 2011 to allow him to better campaign for political reform.“This was not a matter of repudiating either political party. It was simply a matter of recognizing that in order to be an effective and credible reform advocate. It couldn’t be done from either major party,” said Schnur, who believes the ban would affect both parties equally.Schnur plans to move forward with the ban by first reaching out to legislators, a group that Schnur recognizes might be reluctant to throw its weight behind such a proposal.“As is the case with any political reform, by definition, anyone who has succeeded under the current rules is probably not going to be all that excited about seeing them changed,” he said.Schnur also plans to reach out to those seeking statewide office and encourage them to include the ban in their platforms. If all else fails, Schnur said a ballot initiative would be an option.Though there has yet to be polling to measure public opinion on the proposal, Schnur said he believes voters will be on his side.“While I’m not a soothsayer, I’d be willing to bet if you asked voters if they thought their elected representatives should have to forgo fundraising until their legislative responsibilities are completed each year, you’d probably get a pretty strong ‘yes’ vote,” he said.Schnur is also currently in the process of working to organize a series of conferences on political reform, including the fundraising ban proposal, at colleges throughout the state.
The USC women’s soccer team used a goal and three assists from super-sub Alyssa Dávila to beat No. 25 San Diego 4-0 on Friday at McAlister Field.The junior midfielder had a hand in all four of the Women of Troy’s goals, as USC (8-3) stretched its winning streak to seven games.Stepping in · Substitute junior midfielder Alyssa Dávila came off the bench to score one goal and tally three assists in USC’s 4-0 victory. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan“My teammates have been making really good slashing runs,” Dávila said. “They made it easy for me to get assists.”The game was scoreless for much of the first half, with both teams enjoying stretches of good play.San Diego created several good opportunities through sophomore forward Stephanie Ochs, including a low shot in the 13th minute that was saved by USC senior goalkeeper Kristin Olsen.The Women of Troy responded in the 26th minute when freshman forward Samantha Johnson received a pass from midfield and fired a shot to the near post, forcing a reaction save by Torero goalkeeper Courtney Parsons.Dávila, who has only started one game this season despite leading the team in both goals and assists, entered the match in the 33rd minute and helped USC grab the lead soon after.In the 40th minute, freshman defender Stephanie Morgan crossed a ball in from the right flank that Dávila flicked on to sophomore forward Ashley Freyer in the penalty box. Freyer posted up her defender with her back to goal, then turned and fired a low shot past Parsons and into the far corner of the goal.Freyer’s first goal of the season gave the Women of Troy a 1-0 lead heading into the halftime break.In the second half, San Diego began to put USC under pressure and created several goal-scoring opportunities.“USD made some adjustments that we struggled with in the beginning,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “They made it difficult for us to complete passes.”The Toreros were unable to capitalize, however, as Olsen came up with two big saves.In the 60th minute, Toreros freshman forward Maggie McGuire charged up the right- hand side of the field and fired a shot to the near post, only to see Olsen make the save.Four minutes later, Ochs sent in a cross that found defender Natalie Garcia wide open in front of USC’s goal. Olsen charged hard to recover and made a sliding fingertip save to preserve the lead.“I think she’s one of the best, if not the best, goalkeeper in the county,” redshirt senior defender Meagan Holmes said. “Every game we have to count on her to step up big for us, and she does it.”Buoyed by the solid play of their goalkeeper, the Women of Troy went on the offensive and doubled their lead in the 80th minute.Dávila dribbled the ball up the middle of the field and passed it to redshirt senior Marihelen Tomer near the top of the penalty box. Tomer swung the ball outside to charging sophomore midfielder Carly Butcher, who smashed a right-footed shot through the hands of Parsons and into the top right corner of the goal.Dávila grabbed her third assist in the 85th minute, taking a long ball on the left side of the field and centering it to a wide open Johnson in front of goal. Johnson calmly tapped the ball into the net for her third goal of the season.The Women of Troy completed the score line in the 87th minute, when Dávila got onto the end of a cross by senior forward Jamie Petrossi and shot it inside the near post for her fifth goal of the season.“She’s a real intelligent player, and whenever she comes off the bench for us she creates opportunities like crazy,” Khosroshahin said about Dávila. “It’s her role, she’s embraced it, and she comes in and makes the difference for us every game.”
Section III has added four teams to the New York state football rankings in the second week of the poll. The biggest boost comes in Class C, which now has five Section III teams ranked.In the biggest classification, Cicero-North Syracuse (3-0) moved up one spot to No. 7 in Class AA. Corcoran (1-2) also moved up a spot, to No. 23. Corcoran was forced to forfeit its first two games based on a ruling this past week, due to an ineligible player competing in those two contests, per syracuse.com.There was no movement in Class A’s Section III teams this week. Whitesboro (3-0) stays at No. 11 and Indian River (3-0) holds at No. 16.Three Section III class B teams are ranked. Skaneateles (3-0) stays at No. 3 in the state. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (3-0) ranks up a spot at No. 22, and Cazenovia (3-0) places No. 23, a rise of two spots.Three teams remain in the Class C rankings. General Brown (3-0) sticks at No. 5, Canastota (3-0) stays at No. 8 and Mount Markham (2-1) drops three spots to No. 20. Two new teams join in this Class: No. 11 Utica Notre Dame (3-0) and No. 18 Lowville (3-0).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBeaver River (3-0) gained two spots in Class D, moving up to No. 5 in the state. The two new Section III representatives in the smallest class are No. 7 Onondaga (2-0) and No. 9 Herkimer (3-0). Comments Published on September 19, 2018 at 2:27 pm Contact Billy: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+
Just a few days after the conclusion of the All Nigeria Track and Field Championships in Abuja, Nigeria Athletics shift focus to the 2017 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix which was held on Tuesday, 18th July 2017, at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium, Ozoro, Nigeria.The Relays were expected to take place at the Warri Township Stadium but were moved to Ozoro because of the poor state of the former. The Grand Prix had the presence of athletes from neighboring Botswana, Niger Republic, and Liberia. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/AUD-20170719-WA0000.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedAsaba 2018: Oyeniyi, Kelechi Boost Medal Haul To 14 For Team NigeriaAugust 5, 2018In “Athletics”Nwanaga Targets 2020 Olympics Medal After Asaba 2018 Feat (Audio)August 6, 2018In “Athletics”World Athletics Championship : What To Expect From Team NigeriaAugust 3, 2017In “Sports” The stand out performer on the day was National athlete Kelechi Nwanaga, the 2015 African Gold medallist set a new Nigerian Record in Javelin with a throw of 58.15m surpassing Sorochukwu Ihuefo’s 15 years old record mark of 55.30 made at the 2002 African championship in Tunisia.Nigeria’s hurdles sensation, Oluwatobiloba Amusan does the expected by crossing the finish line in 1st place in 12.98s in the Women’s 100mH. The University of Texas, El Paso student currently holds the NCAA national record in the event. Grace Ayemoba finished 2nd in 13.53s and Efe Favour 3rd in 13.63s. Meanwhile, Martins Ogieriakhi claimed Gold in the men’s 110mH with a time of 13.82m.Recently crowned senior women’s 100m champion, Alphonsus Aniekeme was made to settle for 2nd with a time of 11.51s behind Isoken Igbinosun in 1st – 11.49s, in 3rd, was Ntia Obong in 11.66s. Meanwhile in men’s 100m, Former national champion, Ogho Oghene Egwero finished in 1st place in a time of 10.33s ahead of Botswana’s Kene Motukisi 2nd in 10.41s and Harry Chukwudike 3rd in 10.47s.As the events wind down at the Ozoro Stadium, home girl, Blessing Okagbare chaperoned team Nigeria to 1st place with a time of 43.92s in the Women’s 4X100m while Egwero led the Men’s team to Gold to the delight of the home fans holding off team Botswana to 2nd.