Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru runs 2019 world fastest time in 100m and 200m.


Divine Oduduru set personal record and another for his
school,Texas Tech on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
(Twitter/Texas Tech)

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has reportedly run the 2019 world fastest time on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in 100 and 200 metre.

The new feat is said to be a personal record in his career and at the same time a new record for his school, Texas Tech.

After running the world lead in 10-metre in 9.94 seconds, 45 minutes after, Oduduru set another world lead in 200-metre running it in 19.76 seconds.

According to KDBA, Oduduru went for an impressive 19.76 in the 200-meter, the second fastest time ever by a collegiate runner.





By Bayo Wahab.
Full story at Pulse NG.


Monday, 22 April 2019

Plunkings are dumb and bad: The time is now for baseball to get its act together.

The White Sox's Tim Anderson (L) and Royals catcher Martin Maldonado
exchange words during last week's altercation. (Getty Images)

We’re taught that change is incremental and to expect otherwise indicates naiveté. But sometimes after, or ideally among or even at the outset of, the slow and steady shift in public perception and cultural mores comes a discrete jump in the overarching paradigm. Not a watershed moment per se, which tends to happen organically and can be seen only in retrospect, but rather a conscious decision to do something about it by taking a deliberate step away from how things were and toward how they ought to be. All of which is to say, sometimes the change comes from the top.

For baseball — by which I mean both the governing body as well as the constituent players, who in turn make up the union — the time to do something about retaliatory plunkings is now. Because they can do something about it if they so choose — assuming they can all get on the same page.




By Hannah Keyser.
Full story at Yahoo News.



Aston Villa break 109-year-old club record with win over Millwall.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith (left) and
Millwall manager Neil Harris Aston Villa v Millwall -
Sky Bet Championship - Villa Park 22-04-2019 .
(Photo by Bradley Collyer/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith hailed his history-making players following their 1-0 win against Millwall in the Championship at Villa Park on Monday.

The victory, courtesy of Jonathan Kodjia's strike after 30 minutes, was a club record 10th successive win - beating the previous record that had been set 109 years ago.

Villa, who have now virtually secured themselves of a place in the play-offs, would have won by a greater margin but for Millwall goalkeeper David Martin who saved from Anwar El Ghazi, Jack Grealish and Andre Green.












By Tom Homewood.
Full story at Yahoo News.



Thursday, 18 April 2019

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool's Champions League nous after booking Barcelona tie.

Jurgen Klopp looks on ahead of the UEFA Champions League
quarter final second leg match between Porto and Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp praised his side’s increased experience in Liverpool’s 4-1 second leg win over Porto at the Estádio do Dragão.

The win means the Premier League title chasers progress to the semi-finals after a 6-1 aggregate win.

The German manager admitted his team have more knowhow in Europe, compared to last season, even though they made it to the final of last year’s competition.

Klopp said: “We have more experience, that is clear, we are not too experienced but we have had difficult away games.




By Lee Jarvis.
Full story at Yahoo News.



Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes charged with breaking FA betting rules.

Paul Scholes has until 26 April 2019 to respond to
 the Football Association charge.

Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct for allegedly breaking the FA’s betting rules.

The FA announced that Scholes is being charged over 140 bets between August 2015 and January 2019.

They were all made before Scholes’ brief time as Oldham Athletic manager, but when he was part-owner of non-league side Salford City, who are fighting for promotion from the National League into the EFL this season.


“Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules,” an FA statement read.

“It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019. He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.”



By Matt Storrey.
Full story at Yahoo News.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Alex Ovechkin absolutely destroys Hurricanes' rookie in brutal fight.

Washington’s Alex Ovechkin is pulled off a motionless Andrei Svechnikov
of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of Game 3
of their first round series on Monday.
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Life is full of decisions that we regret.

I, for one, regret going to prom with my aunt while in high school.

If your name is Andrei Svechnikov, you probably regret dropping the gloves with Alex Ovechkin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round series between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

With the Hurricanes down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series — but up 1-0 in the first period of the game — Svechnikov and Ovechkin began to battle and trade shots while in the Capitals’ defensive zone. After some chatter, the Hurricanes’ rookie and debatably the greatest goal scorer in NHL history dropped the gloves.





By Stan Temming.
Full story at Yahoo News.



Monday, 15 April 2019

One picture sums up the meaning of Tiger Woods’ Masters' victory.

On the left, Tiger Woods hugs his father after winning the
Masters in 1997. On the right, Tiger Woods
hugs his son, Charlie, after winning the Masters in 2019. (CBS)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – It is the most exclusive and coveted patch of land at this most exclusive and coveted patch of land – a small holding area behind the 18th green of Augusta National on Sunday afternoon at the Masters.

This is where they bring the family of the presumptive winner, a bit of geographical calm amidst the crush and chaos of the crowd.

In 1997, it’s where Earl Woods stood. He wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near here; doctors had ordered he avoid flying due to heart concerns. The old Green Beret wouldn’t listen and when his son Tiger won the tournament at 21 years old, changing not merely their lives, but golf and society as a whole, they shared a bear hug full of appreciation and admiration and love, most of all.

On Sunday, that same spot is where Charlie Woods stood, this familiar ground for his family, whether or not the 10-year-old knew it. His grandfather had passed away before he was born, but he’d been brought to Augusta National by his grandmother, who’d been here before, and along with his older sister, Sam, who hadn’t.



By Dan Wetzel.
Full story at Yahoo News.



Friday, 12 April 2019

ROYAL MADNESS SA: NEW VIDEO RELEASE!


Royal Madness SA is at it again with the release of their latest official video for "The Statement".

The Statement is one song out of their official mixtape's songs. Info has it that the speculated mixtape is the pipeline to be dropped sooner or later in April or May, 2019.

The release of the video is to create indulgence for all lovers of rap music across the globe that Krayze, the Lord over Royal Madness is still busy doing what he does best and more great rap is yet to drop.

In the same vein; Krayze would be shooting the official video of "Money my motivation" on 27th April, 2019 and is going to be a bomb.

Please rally round Krayze (Royal Madness) by supporting this video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/MLyM1wl01SI






For: Royal Madness SA 
By Olagunju, Success Taiwo.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

2019 AMF Futsal World Cup: South Africa make history as first African side to reach semi-finals.


South Africa made history at the 2019 AMF Futsal World Cup as the first African side to reach the semi-finals since the inception of the competition.

In what was South Africa's first ever qualification for the Futsal showpiece, the talented crop of players led by head coach Reon Siyaya performed beyond expectations and became crowd favourites in Argentina en route to the last four.

Defender Matthew Johannessen, who's enjoyed various degrees of success in the ABC Motspe League, revealed he was selected to represent the nation alongside a few players with experience in the professional football ranks.





Full story at Kick Off.