NBA returns on StarTimes with ESPN

first_img Read Also: Super Eagles: Egbo advances support for local coaches “Active subscribers can watch on the go by downloading StarTimes ON mobile app and linking it to their decoders, at no extra cost, to access the same content they subscribe for on their decoders. “Also, non-subscribers can also watch live sports, sought-after TV channels and over 2000 video-on-demand content for as low as N400 weekly, with an option to subscribe with their MTN airtime, via the StarTimes ON mobile app.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… With the NBA 2019/20 season restarting today with the ESPN channel broadcasting the games in Africa, live basketball is set to return on StarTimes after a hiatus of nearly five months. After the coronavirus postponed the NBA season, these NBA games will be unlike any previous year. Social distancing requirements means that fans will not be in attendance and all the games will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, inside Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Only the best 22 of the league’s 30 teams will participate while each team will play eight games to finish the regular season. From these, the top seven teams in each conference will advance, with the final eighth seed in each conference being determined by a potential play-in tournament before the traditional 16-team playoffs. “We are excited to bring more sports offering to our subscribers and basketball lovers in Nigeria can now look forward to action coming back on their screens through the ESPN channel,” explained StarTimes PR Manager Lazarus Ibeabuchi.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Little-Known Facts About Ancient Egypt That Will Puzzle You7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globelast_img read more

Wilder still hopes for Joshua as Fury eyes rematch

first_imgLos Angeles, United States | AFP | Deontay Wilder still hopes to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout but is happy to hand rival Tyson Fury a rematch following their epic draw.Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title belt on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in a split decision draw at the Staples Center.The result means Wilder is still in a position to achieve his dream of unifying the heavyweight division against Fury’s fellow Briton, Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO versions of the title.But Saturday’s thriller in Los Angeles, and the inconclusive result, means that Wilder may have to wait before climbing into a ring with Joshua. The clamour for a rematch with Fury may well prove to be irresistible.Asked which fight Wilder would prefer — Joshua or Fury — the 33-year-old replied: “I would love to go for the other titles.”“I’ve always spoken that there should be one champion, one face, one name. I always wanted to unify the division,” Wilder said.“I’ll be satisfied with (either Fury or Joshua), to be honest. Me and Fury put on a hell of a performance. I’d love to go back to a rematch or I’d love to fight Joshua. I’m in a win-win situation.”Wilder’s handlers however are adamant that they believe a return with Fury, who came back from a devastating 12th round knockdown to hold on for a draw, is the more attractive fight.“I believe the fight with Tyson Fury is the stronger fight,” said co-manager Shelly Finkel. “Probably more logical to have that. He dropped the guy twice.“Deontay will fight anyone. Deontay knows he would be better in the next fight. I don’t think Fury can be better.”Wilder’s promoter Lou DiBella agreed that the Fury rematch should take priority, making the case that Wilder and Fury are the two best heavyweights in the division.“This fight has energised the division,” DiBella said. “We’ve got an American heavyweight champion that Americans can be proud of. And there’s two guys in Great Britain that are great champions. “I’m not denigrating anybody but I think the two guys tonight would beat the third guy (Joshua).”– ‘We want the fight’ –Fury’s veteran promoter Frank Warren is also keen for a rematch, calling for an open-air duel in Britain sometime in 2019. “It has to be down to Tyson, but from my perspective, I’d love the rematch,” Warren said. “Let’s go and fill up a football stadium. We want the fight.“Irrespective of who won, it’s one of those fights you want to see it again.”– Lucrative fight –Fury, who many observers thought was unlucky not to be handed the decision despite two knockdowns, said he was ready to face Wilder again.“I’m happy for the fight,” Fury said. “We didn’t get the result we wanted. I’m going to go home and enjoy Christmas and sit down with my team and recalculate.”Any rematch between Wilder and Fury is guaranteed to be the most lucrative fight of their career to date.After years in the doldrums, boxing’s heavyweight division has a box-office appeal that it has lacked since era of Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in the late 1990s.“As the old saying goes: As the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing,” said DiBella.“Well the future of boxing is brighter because the heavyweight division right now is so vibrant.”Fury’s astonishing recovery in the 12th round, when he somehow managed to recover his senses after being sent crashing to the canvas by a vicious Wilder combination, explain the division’s appeal.How Fury was able to recover drew an awed response from anyone who witnessed.Wilder believed he had knocked Fury out. DiBella and Finkel admitted they had already started climbing towards the ring in expectation the fight was over.“Very few men in the history of boxing can pop up like that,” DiBella said.“Tyson’s eyes rolled in his head. (When he got up) I was sitting there going ‘Oh my god. Holy shit’.”Fury, who returned from boxing this year after a more than two-year absence as his life spiralled out of control with depression, a suicide attempt and problems with alcohol and drugs, said he had got to his feet in the 12th to inspire others.“When I was down, I wasn’t just down on that canvas for me and my family,” Fury said. “I was representing everyone who suffers around the world.“I couldn’t stay down. I had to get up and show that you can continue, that anything is possible.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

President Trump Fact-Checks FOX News’ Chris Wallace

first_imgPresident Trump sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and challenged him on everything, including the fact he is losing in the polls. Trump says, “I’m not losing.”The President said he is optimistic about his prospects of reelection in November despite the recent polls that show Biden with a commanding lead.When Wallace mentioned a Fox News poll showing the president trailing Biden by eight points, Trump dismissed it as irrelevant. “I’m not losing, because those are fake polls.They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake,” Trump said. “I have other polls that put me leading, and we have polls where I’m leading. I have a poll where we’re leading in every swing state.”Trump not going to loseTrump challenged Wallace to interview Joe Biden, who he says his “shot mentally.”Biden mommy mommyChris Wallace also falsely claimed that the U.S. has one of the highest mortality rates…Trump challenged him.{mortality rate}Trump also made the astounding claim that in two weeks’ time, he will sign a new healthcare plan.last_img read more

Perry demolishes Allderdice 40-0

first_imgTO THE HOUSE—Perry’s Chinelo Oparanozie rushed for three touchdowns in Perry’s 40-0 demolition of Westinghouse. (Photo by William McBride) Allderdice has made vast improvements this season, but with the kind of season Perry is having this year, their fortunes ran out Friday night. They were the victims of a 40-0 blowout by the Commodores at Cupples Stadium. “Our theme is to go one rung at a time,” Perry’s coach Bill Gallagher said. “We had a good week in practice. The kids were focused. We worked on some of the things that we were having problems with like penalties—offsides and stuff.”Greg McGhee led his troops with another fabulous game in which he completed 11 of 18 passes for 197 yards and an interception. He also threw two touchdowns to Eric Frye for 11 and 39 yards.“It felt great,” McGhee explained. “We wanted to come out here and show that we’re really number one in the city.”Perry’s sophomore running back Chinelo Oparanozie scored on rushes of 19 and 13 yards.Allderdice’s Mike Pfleger only completed one of six passes for eight yards. His favorite target, Dominic Gardner, was carried off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter. Head coach Jerry Hazlett described it as “complications with the neck and spinal area.”“They beat us up,” Haslett said. “They did whatever they wanted to us. It’s not that difficult to describe. We didn’t do what we needed to do on many of those plays. Yes, it obviously hurt us to lose (Gardner) but we had a mistake made by somebody on every single play.”Allderdice’s Patrick Ferguson came into the game as the league’s leading rusher but was held to 16 rushes for a season-low 32 yards.Schenley 16, Peabody 12DeAndre Black was Schenley’s hero. He scored on 79-yard pass from Calvin Beck to bring the Spartans back from four down to knock off Peabody, 16-12, on Saturday at Cupples Stadium.“Ultimately, we played as a team.” Black said. “When I had to go out because of cramps, the younger guys stepped up. I wanted to be a role model for them.”The Highlanders didn’t make it easy for Schenley to put the game away. They drove the ball nearly 80 yards to almost stun the Spartans in their final drive.“We almost shocked them,” Peabody’s coach Leonard Carter said. “But we made many mistakes throughout the game. I’m very proud of the efforts of the players. We took it down to the wire.”Black finished with six catches for 102 yards. Beck completed 13 of 28 passes for 191 yards and an interception. Rennie Holoman had the other score for Schenley, on a 10-yard reception in the third quarter. Schenley’s defense also recorded a safety in the first half.Peabody’s Jaylen Coleman scored from seven yards out in the first quarter. Also, Donte Forte hooked up with Jamaal Know for an 18-yard score in the second quarter.Langley 30, Westinghouse 8The Westinghouse Bulldogs hung in there and were only losing 14-8 at halftime. But an offensive explosion from Langley in the second half prevented them from picking up their first win of the season. Jaquan Green led Langley by completing 10 of 18 passes for 179 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Westinghouse’s Charles “Truck” Williams scored the Bulldogs only touchdown.Brashear 25, Carrick 12Despite a nice individual showing from Carrick’s Henry Myers, Brashear was able to pick up the win. He finished 14 for 22 passing for 239 yards with two touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Adam Lynch led Brashear with four of eight passing for 142 yards and two touchdowns.last_img read more

Record Number Of Beaches Cleaned Of Debris During Annual Sweep

first_imgWhen Clean Action Ocean began its annual beach Sweep in 1985, only 75 people participated. Last weekend thousands came to help clear tons of debris from 75 sites.During the group’s 27th Annual Spring Beach Sweep along the Jersey Shore volunteers removed and catalogued each piece of debris to document ongoing pollution issues. Robust crowds were reported up and down the coast.More than 1,200 volunteers attended the event in Sandy Hook and collected 8,705 pieces of plastic, 8,384 pieces of foam, 7,527 food wrappers, and 6,665 plastic caps and lids. Volunteers also picked up 94 six-pack holders, 141 shotgun shells, 45 shoes, and 564 plastic utensils. Dog tags, lottery tickets, a solar panel, plastic strawberries and hair rollers were also collected.“Human trash is now found on every shoreline in the world and throughout the global ocean,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the organization. “Human trash not only makes beaches ugly, it maims and kills marine life. We must do more to reduce plastic pollution and Beach Sweeps are one way citizens can help and their response is inspiring… People love the beach and ocean and are proud of the real Jersey Shore.”The data collected will be combined with data collected during the Fall Beach Sweep in October, and then analyzed and presented in an annual report. These annual reports identify pollution problems, educate citizens on the types and quantities of debris, aid legislators in passing and enforcing laws to protect the marine environment, and contribute to local and international efforts to combat marine pollution. Clean Ocean Action released the 2011 Annual Beach Sweep last week (available at www.cleanoceanaction.org).“The Beach Sweeps helps to raise public awareness about how debris enters the marine environment, as well as the types, quantities, and sources of marine debris,” said Tavia Danch, Clean Action Ocean’s education coordinator for pollution prevention.“Volunteers are encouraged to make the connection between what they are removing from the beach and their everyday decisions, such as the consumerism of single-use plastics. Volunteers learned, first- hand, the negative impacts of single-use plastics on the coastal environment, in addition to the small changes they can make in their everyday lives to prevent pollution,” added Danch.To learn more about the Beach Sweeps and Clean Ocean Action, call 732-872-0111 or visit www.cleanoceanaction.org.last_img read more

Monarchs take control with 6-3 victory over Baby Sens

first_imgJustin Azevedo’s shorthanded goal snapped a 3-3 tie to power the Manchester Monarchs to a 6-3 victory over the hometown Senators in AHL Calder Cup playoff action Tuesday night in Binghamton.The win gives the Monarchs a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff.Game five is Wednesday in Binghamton.After Ryan Potulny pulled the Ottawa Senators farm team even with a goal seven minutes into the third period, Manchester exploded for three goals in the next four minutes to put a dagger into the Baby Sens playoff hopes.Six different Monarchs shared in the scoring.Nelson native Geoff Kinrade, a defenceman in his second season with Binghamton, finished the game a plus one with no points. Binghamton finished the game out shooting the Monarchs 38-26, including 16-10 in the third period.last_img read more

Nelson Baseball grads keep careers alive in Canadian College Baseball Conference

first_imgThere’s life in baseball after the youth leagues, and a handful of Nelson and District Baseball grads playing in the Canadian College Baseball Conference are proof.Will Miller and Kyle Paulson decided to keep the baseball flame burning at the college level playing for Thompson Rivers and Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge, respectively.The two met up during the spring playoffs in Kamloops, with Paulson getting the best of his former teammate during the 2012 Canadian College Baseball Conference Championship Tournament.Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs downed the WolfPack 3-1 to eliminate the hosts.Paulson was the winning pitcher, going five innings giving up a run, eight hits, striking out one and walking three. Paulson and Company went on to claim the CCBC title with a 5-1 win over Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners.At TRU, the WolfPack program has been up and running for the past 12 years with head coach Ray Chadwick at the helm.This program has developed into one of the strongest in the league as Chadwick recruits a roster that includes players from all across Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia, Mexico and France.Other West Kootenay players playing in the CCBC include Castlegar’s Travis Nevakshonoff, Cam Strachan of Trail, at TRU the past two seasons and Joey Underwood of Trail playing at Prairie Baseball, also the last two seasons.The TRU season begins in February with the squad playing mostly exhibition games in the United States.The CCBC season begins in late March with playoffs set for May.Other teams in the CCBC include Kelowna’s Okanagan College, Vancouver Island Baseball Institute of Nanaimo, University of Calgary and Prairie Baseball Academy.Miller also plays for Kamloops Sun Devils in the Pacific International summer league.Miller, 20, an infielder for TRU, is entering his third season with the WolfPack in the Arts faculty.last_img read more