A 26,000 sellout is expected at Thomond Park this evening when provincial rivals Munster and Leinster go head-to-head in the Guinness Pro 12.Leo Cullen’s side defeated the Reds the last time the two sides met in October, but Munster are unbeaten in the league since that game.The Reds have made three changes from the side that lost to Leicester in the Champions Cup nine days ago, with James Cronin, Jean Kleyn and Ronan O’Mahony all included. Leinster meanwhile have named a total of 10 changes, with Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Devin Toner among the players who have been left out.Munster head coach Rassie Erasmus says they owe it to both sets of fans to make it an entertaining evening.Kick off in Limerick is at 5.30.Also today in the Pro 12, Welsh sides Cardiff and Newport face off at 2.05, and Scottish rivals Edinburgh and Glasgow meet in Murrayfield at 4.05.
A 3-8 to 3-6 defeat by Slaughtneil of Derry means they won’t be going to Croke Park in the spring.Camogie expert Mossie Finn made the long trip to Monaghan for the game.He says the Tipp side could have done with a bit more firepower…
Photo © Tipp FM Having not reached the County Final since before he began his senior career, Borris-Ileigh captain Paddy Stapleton says they’ve made lots of small changes this year.. Borris-Ileigh are aiming for their first County senior hurling title since 1986 this weekend.The face reigning county champions Thurles Sarsfields, who are aiming for four-in-a-row.Both clubs are champions of their respective divisions this year, following impressive seasons – Sars are unbeaten, and Borris-Ileigh have only lost one game.
Brendan Maher praised Feehan’s work on the pitch. Paudie Feehan has emerged as one of the success stories from Tipp’s win over Waterford at the weekend.The Killenaule clubman was called on to start minutes before throw-in, when seasoned campaigner Cathal Barrett was ruled not fit enough to play.The Premier overcame the Deise at Semple Stadium to register their first points of the National Hurling League campaign. Photo © Tipp FM
Chairmen of Football Associations in the North East zone of the country rose from their meeting in Bauchi on Sunday with a re-affirmation of their unflinching support for the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation and its president, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick.Chairman of the Borno State Football Association and NFF Executive Committee member, Alhaji Babagana Kalli, told thenff.com that the FA chairmen also mourned the passing of their Coordinator, Alhaji Husseini Modibbo.Modibbo was until his death two months ago, a member of the NFF Executive Committee.At the meeting, which held at the residence of the immediate past NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the chairmen elected Babagana Kalli as their new Coordinator, while agreeing that the process for the election of a replacement for the late Modibbo on the NFF Executive Committee will commence in due course.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
No less than 46 African football legends have confirmed their participation in the clash of legends – a charity /peace football match being organised by Kanu Heart Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation for charitable initiatives.The match will hold in Lagos on April 29 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.According to a press statement by the General Secretary of the Local Organising Committee of the event, Onyebuchi Abia, the match will feature the greatest gathering of the continental bests.Among the galaxy of stars will be two former world footballer of the year and European Award winner George Weah of Liberia and Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew of Ghana.Other expected legends include: Patrick Mboma of Cameroon, Benny McCarthy (South Africa), Anthony Baffoe (Ghana), Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Lucas Radebe and Mark Fish (South Africa) among others. Also expected are Didier Drogba (Cote d’Ivoire), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), El-hadji Diouf (Senegal), Benjani Mwaruwari (Zimbabwe), Frédéric Kanouté (Mali), Phil Masinga (South Africa), Peter Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Samuel Kuffour of Ghana and the legendary Roger Milla of Cameroon.They will be joined by their Nigerian counterparts like Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Celestine Babayaro, Garba Lawal, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, Uche Okechukwu, Peter Rufai, Emmanuel Amuneke and Samson Siasia.Meanwhile corporate bodies such as MTN, Nigeria Breweries, the South African Embassy VFS Global have indicated their preparedness to be part of this event which the Legends of African are using to make a statement against xenophobic attacks in the African continent.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Colombian police are investigating death threats made against midfielder Carlos Sanchez after his red card in their 2-1 defeat by Japan.The former Aston Villa man was sent off for stopping a goalbound Japanese effort with his hand just three minutes into the match, which took place almost exactly 24 years on from Andres Escobar’s own goal at the 1994 World Cup.Escobar was shot dead on his return home from the tournament after his goal led to Colombia’s early elimination. One Twitter user posted a split picture of Sanchez and Escobar with the words: ‘I propose a dream.’ Another Twitter account posted: ‘If Andres Escobar was killed for scoring an own goal, then Carlos Sanchez should be murdered and his dead body p****d on.’The judicial arm of the Colombian police have assigned a special team to investigate the threats made to Sanchez, 32, who is suspended for Sunday’s clash with Poland.Should Colombia lose they would be staring at an early exit from the World Cup, with Senegal to play in their final Group H match on Thursday, June 28.The top two teams from Colombia’s group will face the top two teams from England’s group, with the Three Lions favourites to progress along with Belgium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“The truth is I had no idea this would happen when I started,” said Messi.“I dreamt of playing professional football and enjoying success, I love the game, but I never imagined I would have so much.”Tottenham’s Harry Kane finished third in the rankings with 30 Premier League goals, while former Real Madrid forward Ronaldo – now at Juventus – ended the season with 26 goals in 27 league matches.Messi currently leads Europe’s goal-scoring charts once again, with 14 goals so far this term, as he targets a sixth Golden Shoe award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said that he “never imagined having so much success” after being presented with a record fifth European Golden Shoe award.The Argentine scored 34 goals in 36 La Liga appearances in 2017-18, making him the highest goal-scorer in Europe ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (32).Messi’s latest Golden Shoe award moves him one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won four in total.
Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting.Any registered voter in Los Angeles County can visit the stadium over a five-day period. Parking will be free.Further details will be announced later. The team said Thursday that all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing.The stadium site is a joint effort between the Dodgers and More Than A Vote, a nonprofit coalition of Black athletes and artists working together to educate, energize and protect young communities of color by fighting systemic voter suppression.Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James helped created More Than A Vote.“We are all in this together,” James said in a statement. “This is exactly why we created More Than a Vote. A lot of us now working together and here for every team who wants to follow the Dodgers lead and turn their stadium into a safer place for voting.”Dodger Stadium has been closed to the general public during the shortened 60-game season. However, the stadium and surrounding property have hosted county’s largest COVID-19 testing site and been a staging ground for emergency equipment and a food distribution site for those experiencing food insecurity.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE First Published: 14th August, 2020 09:34 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Last Updated: 14th August, 2020 09:34 IST Dodger Stadium Vote Center Planned For US Presidential Election Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting Written By FOLLOW US COMMENT