CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba beat TS Galaxy of South Africa, advance to group stage

first_imgRelatedPosts Akpeyi’s South African club gets new coach Akwa Ibom indigenes in South Africa worry over high unemployment in state 11 Nigerians die of COVID-19 in South Africa — Union Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match played at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa was a return leg fixture of the playoff round.The Peoples’ Elephant won the contest 4-1 on aggregate having edged out the South African Division One club 2-0 in the first leg a week earlier at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.Ghanaian defender, Daniel Darkwah, put Enyimba ahead in the 76th minute.Martins Usule who scored the second goal in the first leg then put the game beyond the hosts by netting another eight minutes from time.The home team got a consolation goal a minute from time through Siyaduma Mashego.The Nigeria Professional Football League club giants are looking to become the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederation Cup.  Tags: South Africalast_img read more

Errors, sloppy play haunt Wisconsin

first_imgThe first game of Wisconsin’s home opening doubleheader didn’t prove to be as successful as the team had hoped. On a dreary, cold and overcast afternoon, the weather echoed the team’s sentiments after a series of errors and untimely hitting helped end the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota’s nine-game losing streak. It was a tale of two games because for everything that went wrong in their first game, the Badgers managed to find an equal amount of success in their second — a 4-3 victory.It began in the bottom of third inning of the first game when Badger shortstop Katie Soderberg walked, then advanced on a ball that passed under the glove of Fighting Sioux catcher Kindra Bennett. The rally was quickly stunted when Jen Krueger lined a two out shot into the right fielder’s glove.In the fourth, the Badgers managed to get a leadoff single by Theresa Boruta, who then stole second, only to be stranded there when pitcher Letty Olivarez got fooled on a nasty changeup by Greater West Conference Pitcher of the Week Hanna Peters-Rose.The trend persisted in the fifth as well. Ashley Hanewich smoked a double, the first of the two she had on the day, where she was left until the inning ended.Granted, the Badgers only left four base runners on throughout the game, but for a team that hadn’t registered a run in the last 19 innings, every potential score was crucial.Behind a strong outing from Olivarez, the defense wilted, yielding three unearned runs. UW head coach Chandelle Schulte emphasized the need to play together on defense and minimize the teams’ errors.“I just said to them, ‘You know what, we don’t have an All-American, were not built on All-Americans and it’s going to take 13 kids.’ We saw that again today — you have to play as a team,” Schulte said. In the top of the sixth inning, the Sioux were essentially spotted four runs on errors by Livi Abney, catcher Boruta, and senior third basemen Leah Vanevenhoven. The latter of which was a high pop to third that was especially difficult for Vanevenhoven to nab given she’s traditionally a pitcher and outfielder.“I counted in one inning we had eight errors, and those are physical and mental errors as well,” Schulte said.While the Badgers struggled in the field in the first match, their gloves did the talking in the second game of the day.In the top of the second of game two, second basemen Livy Abney atoned for her error earlier in the day when she lunged to her left and snagged a liner, saving the day’s second pitcher, Vanevenhoven, much work.In the third, shortstop Katie Soderberg decided not to be outdone by her up-the-middle counterpart when she flashed the leather. On a blooper heading towards second, Soderberg dove to her left, barely hanging onto the ball, as it sat precariously at the end of her glove.In the fifth, third basemen Karla Powell made an impressive catch, turning 180 degrees to grab a high pop off the bat of a Fighting Sioux. Even more impressive, third base has become a position by committee, and this was one of Powell’s first appearances there. “[It hasn’t] been too big of a transition,” Powell said. “Just had to keep focus and get my job done and know the people behind me were going to step up and do theirs.”Luckily for the Badgers, it wasn’t only the defense that displayed short-term memory. The untimely hitting Wisconsin had been accustomed to in the first game proved to have no lasting effects as the second game came about. Wisconsin jumped on the Sioux early scoring in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. However, had Jen Krueger, who led off the game with a bunt single, not left early before North Dakota pitcher Erica Younan released a pitch and was consequentially called out, the damage may have been much worse.In the bottom of the fifth, after a lead off single by Livi Abney, the Badgers were able to capitalize on Letty Olivarez’s double to deep left and tie up the score at two. More timely hitting from Wisconsin saw Abney knock an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to give Wisconsin the lead. The tides had completely turned when errors and passed balls befuddled the Fighting Sioux and extended the Badger’s lead 5-2.The two games proved to be mirror images of each other. In the first, mental lapses on defense and unsuccessful plate appearances with runners in scoring position doomed the Badgers. In the second game, the Badgers showed excellent hitting and sparkling defense.last_img read more

Syracuse football tight end Tyler Provo medically disqualified

first_imgSyracuse tight end Tyler Provo has been medically disqualified and will not play this season, an SU Athletics spokesman confirmed. first reported the story.Provo was slotted as the fourth string tight end coming out of spring practice. The redshirt junior only played against Rhode Island and Central Michigan last year (his redshirt sophomore year) on special teams. He found playing time in six games during the 2014 campaign. He has never recorded a statistic, however.The West Palm Beach, Florida native was rated the No. 5 fullback in the country by ESPN and coming out of high school. Provo’s brother, Nick, played for the Orange from 2008 to 2011 as a tight end and holds the school career record for receptions by a tight end with 92. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football preseason storylines, No. 10: How SU’s tight ends will factor into this year’s offenseSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 8: Running back depthSyracuse football preseason player file No. 9: Parris BennettSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 9: 2nd outside receiverSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 9: How players adjust to revamped conditioning Published on July 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettuscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Maple Leafs vs. Bruins results: Score, highlights as Bruins win Game 7, send Maple Leafs home once again

first_imgGoaltenders react to controversial interference call in Maple Leafs-BruinsShould Maple Leafs have been called for interference on go-ahead goal?Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews continues stellar postseason in Game 5 win While the lopsided 5-1 score may not have been fully indicative of how the Maple Leafs played, the Bruins once again took advantage of mistakes by the Leafs defense. After Frederik Andersen didn’t hug the post for Boston’s first goal, Marcus Johansson grabbed yet another Game 7 error by Jake Gardiner to give Boston a 2-0 lead. In the third period, Sean Kuraly went right around Toronto’s top pair of Ron Hainsey and Morgan Rielly and gave the Bruins a much-needed insurance goal. John Tavares scored the lone Leafs goal, his second of the postseason. Some of the Leafs’ other top players, including Auston Matthews, struggled to break through against netminder Tuukka Rask. It also didn’t help Toronto that its special teams once again failed — the Leafs went 0 for 2 on the power play The Maple Leafs will have the summer to reflect as they once again failed to get out of the first round of the playoffs. The last time they advanced? The 2004 postseason. Not a good look for an Original Six team and the last Canadian team to bow out of this year’s playoffs.Sporting News tracked scores and highlights from Game 7 between the Maple Leafs and Bruins. Maple Leafs vs. Bruins: Recap, highlightsFinal score — Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 19:35 p.m. — Three stars of the game: 3. Joakim Nordstrom; 2. Sean Kuraly;1 Tuukka Rask.9:33 p.m. — One of the best parts of hockey, the handshakes at the end of a series. Third period — Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1Shots: Bruins 32 Maple Leafs 339:33 p.m. — A little meetup at the horn before coaches shake hands.9:33 p.m. — GOAL. Bergeron adds an empty-netter with one second remaining. Bruins lead 5-1.9:32 p.m. — One minute left and the Leafs need three. Needless to say, Toronto’s season is done. 9:28 p.m. — GOAL. The dagger as Charlie Coyle scores the empty-netter. Bruins lead 4-1.9:27 p.m. — Leafs pull Andersen with three minutes remaining.9:27 p.m. — Leafs come close as the puck goes off the skate of Chara and off the post.9:27 p.m. — Nylander’s line with some good pressure but again, kept to the outside.9:25 p.m. — Leafs kept to the perimeter and can’t get anyone to the slot for a rebound or pressure on Rask.9:22 p.m. — Eight minutes remaining on the Maple Leafs’ season. Can they tie it up or will it be the third time Boston wins a Game 7 matchup?9:16 p.m. — Crowd serenading Andersen again.9:09 p.m. — Sloppy change by the Bruins as they are called for too many men. Leafs head to the power play and are 0-for-1 thus far.9:09 p.m. — Great tricky snapshot by Tavares stopped by Rask.9:04 p.m. — GOAL. Sean Kuraly gets past the Leafs’ defense and then snaps it past Andersen. Bruins lead 3-1..@kurals9 makes it 3-1 early in the third period of #Game7. #StanleyCup— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 24, 20199:01 p.m. — Puck drop. Third period is a go.Zach Hyman leads both teams with 5 shots on net. Bruins with 14 blocked shots and 8 in the 2nd period to give you an idea of the pressure Toronto brought. #leafsforever— Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) April 24, 2019Second period — Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 1Shots: Bruins 19, Maple Leafs 258:43 p.m. — As the horn sounds, a little pushing and shoving at the Leafs’ bench, where a linesman holds back Marchand.Chara with a left hand to the chops of Tavares. #Leafs— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) April 24, 20198:38 p.m. — Brad Stevens is there cheering for the Bruins, Justin Bieber for the Leafs. No Drake sighting..@celtics coach Brad Stevens is in the house tonight.— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 24, 20198:29 p.m. — Tyler Ennis skates in and is stoned by the blocker of Rask. Starts the Leafs swarming but they can’t get one past the Bruins netminder.8:24 p.m. —  A disappointing two shots on goal during the man advantage for Toronto.8:21 p.m. — We have our first power play as Carlo is called for cross-checking.8:19 p.m. — Heinen point shot stopped and then Marchand is just absolutely robbed by Andersen. 8:16 p.m — Nylander backhand scoring chance is knocked away by the chest protector by Rask.8:15 p.m. — Matthews’ line comes out firing, and off a giveaway and some fancy passing, Matthews just misses a goal from the slot while falling down. Could this be the year the Leafs come back?8:13 p.m. — GOAL. Turnover in the Bruins’ end. John Tavares gets the loose puck and fires it past Rask’s blocker. Bruins lead 2-1.JOHNNY TORONTO! #LeafsForever— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 24, 20198:11 p.m. — Now the Bruins control the play as the Leafs are just standing around. They don’t get a quality scoring chance, though.8:09 p.m. — Leafs come out strong and Marner’s between-the-legs redirect is denied.8:08 p.m. — Period No. 2 is underwayBack for the second. #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 24, 2019First period — Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 0Shots: Bruins 11, Maple Leafs 127:49 p.m. — With time winding down Andersen makes a key toe save.7:48 p.m. — Fans serenading “Andersen” and then turn to ‘”Tuuu” when Rask stops John Tavares.7:46 p.m. — GOAL. Jake Gardiner with a reverse … to a Bruin … as Marcus Johansson skates out and fires it off the blocker of Andersen.  2-0 Bruins.Make it 2-0 on @mjohansson90 ‘s goal. #Game7 #StanleyCup— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) April 23, 20197:38 p.m. — GOAL.  Joakim Nordstrom from the goal line finds the tiniest bit of daylight as Andersen doesn’t hug the post. 1-0 Bruins.The @NHLBruins strike first in Game 7. #TORvsBOS here:— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) April 23, 20197:34 p.m. — Carlo and Connor Brown exchange hellos after the whistle.7:31 p.m. — Both teams playing a cautious game right now.7:26 p.m. — William Nylander redirect goes just wide as the Leafs are getting chances.7:23 p.m. — Rask stones Marner on back-to-back shots from the slot.7:20 p.m. — Trevor Moore — and the linesman — crushed by Torey Krug in front of the Leafs bench.7:16 p.m. — Auston Matthews in the slot is stoned by Rask. The best scoring chance for either team.7:15 p.m. — Leafs’ line of Tavares, Hyman and Marner does a good job of controlling the puck deep in Bruins territory.7:12 p.m. — Bruins come out strong and Brandon Carlo with two shots on goal (one deflected) early on.7:10 p.m. — Puck drop! Game on!7:10 p.m. — Frederik Andersen (0-3 in Game 7s) vs. Tuukka Rask (2-2).Pregame7:06 p.m. — Anthems.7:04 p.m. — Fire vs. fire.Mike Babcock starts Hyman-Tavares-Marner.Bruce Cassidy responds with Marchand-Bergeron-Heinen.Off we go…— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 23, 20197:01 p.m. — Your banner people.The Super Bowl MVP is in the house! @Patriots WR @Edelman11 and @SpOlympicsMA athlete Meghan Colby were tonight’s fan banner captains.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 23, 20196:45 p.m. — Line rushes.#Leafs lines in warmup (Game 7 vs. Boston)Hyman-Tavares-MarnerJohnsson-Matthews-KapanenMarleau-Nylander-BrownEnnis-Gauthier-MooreRielly-HainseyMuzzin-ZaitsevGardiner-DermottAndersenHutchinson— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 23, 2019Marchand-Bergeron-HeinenDeBrusk-Krejci-PastrnakJohansson-Coyle-KuhlmanNordstrom-Kuraly-AcciariChara-McAvoyKrug-CarloMoore-GrzelcykRask— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) April 23, 20196:40 p.m. —  Friendly reminder that Marleau (2), Kapanen, Demott, Bergeron (1), Marchand (1), DeBrusk (2), Pastrnak and Heinen all scored in 2018’s Game 7. Two of Bergeron’s other goals were in 2013 vs. the Leafs.#LeafsForever players who have scored in an NHL Game 7:Marleau 4Kapanen 1Dermott 1Andersen .840 sv% (3 GP) #NHLBruins players who have scored in an NHL Game 7:Bergeron 5Marchand 3DeBrusk 2Pastrnak 1Heinen 1Krug 1Rask .845 sv% (4 GP)— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) April 23, 20196:30 p.m. — Warmups have begun:Here we go. #NHLBruins— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 23, 20196:23 p.m. — Fair to say, the ice will be on point tonight.The Garden is excessively cold. Thanks, Brad Marchand.— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) April 23, 2019Related news linksMaple Leafs must fix suspect penalty kill against Bruins in Game 7Brad Marchand saves Bruins’ season, criticizes TD Garden ice ahead of Game 7Maple Leafs must end 68-year drought to top Bruins in Game 7Frederik Andersen keeps Leafs in game with unbelievable glove save It’s one of the most exciting things that can happen in sports — a Game 7 — unless you ask the Toronto Maple Leafs.Once again, Toronto could not get past the Boston Bruins in a Game 7. It happened in 2013, it happened in 2018 and it happened again in 2019.last_img read more