West Ham injury causes concern ahead of United game

first_imgWest Ham have been dealt a blow ahead of tonight’s League Cup quarter final with Manchester United at Old Trafford.Diafra Sakho has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a thigh injuryThe forward has only just returned from a back injury and scored in Sundays 1 -all draw against Manchester United in the Premier league. Jose Mourinho was sent to stand during that match for kicking bottle and has since been charged with improper conduct yet again.In tonight’s other quarter final Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates.Mathieu Debuchy is out for the Gunners with a hamstring problem while Olivier Giroud has a groin injury.last_img read more

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O’Sullivan not dwelling on Cork’s loss to Tipp last year

first_imgO’ Sullivan says Cork aren’t dwelling on last season’s loss. Cork senior hurling Selector Diarmuid O’ Sullivan says that if they look back at last year’s game against Tipperary, they’ll never move forward.The rebels got a measure of revenge in the National Hurling League this year, but the Premier will be looking to make up for that defeat.The two sides face off again in the Munster Senior Hurling Quarter Final on Sunday week in Semple Stadium. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

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Tipp to learn from Wexford clash

first_imgThe Tipperary Ladies Footballers will spend the next week focusing on improving their performance following their extra time win over Wexford in the All Ireland Quarter final last weekend.They face Meath next in the All Ireland Semi Final, who have recently been relegated from the senior to intermediate championship.Having been run close by Wexford, Tipp captain Samantha Lambert says they’ll learn from any mistakes they made. Photo © @TippLadiesFBlast_img

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Tipperary success at Limerick racecourse

first_imgMullinahone trainer Ray Hackett sent out Crackerdancer in the ‘David Fitzgerald – Take It Easee’ Mares Maiden Hurdle.Making all, once she warmed to the task of jumping, she was brilliant and very quick over her hurdles, and when asserting turning in her rivals just couldn’t live with her.Afterwards Ray Hackett paid tribute to jockey Eoin O’Brien and Crackerdancer on their first outing over hurdles.last_img

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Commercials – Moyle Rovers replay off

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM The 2017 South Senior Football Championship Final Replay due to be played tomorrow has been postponed.Clonmel Commercials were to take on Moyle Rovers in Cahir – but its understood Tipp senior football manager Liam Kearns was unhappy with county players taking part, with just a week to go to their League opener.It’s not yet known when the replay will take place, although it’s thought it may not go ahead until after the footballers finish their league campaign.last_img

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Disappointment for Burgess/Duharra

first_imgThe Galway side pushed on, however, to overcome Burgess 10 points to 9. It was disappointment for Burgess Duharra as they exited the All Ireland Club Camogie Championship at the semi final stages for the second eyar in a row.Their opponents Sarsfields of Galway just pipped the North Tipp outfit by a single point.It was a low scoring affair – with the sides level at half time 5 points a piece. Photo: Burgess Duharra camogie Twitterlast_img

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Enyeama Nominated Ligue 1 African Prize Again

first_imgThe former Nigerian international has made 72 saves including 45 of them being shots from inside the box.In 2014, Enyeama was voted the best African in the French top-flight after he put up an incredible streak of 14 clean sheets for Lille, amounting to 1,061 minutes without conceding, falling short by 115 minutes to the all-time clean sheet record in France held by former Bordeaux goalkeeper Gaeten Huard in 1993.Last year, Andre Ayew, now with Swansea City, beat Enyeama and a host of other African players to the award. The winner of the award for 2016 will be named in May.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Vincent Enyeama has once again emerged as one of the 11 shortlisted players for the Marc-Vivien Foe prize for Africans in the French Ligue 1. The 33-year-old Nigerian shot-stopper is the only goalkeeper nominated alongside two defenders, five midfielders and three strikers.The Lille OSC custodian will have to contend with the likes of Ivorian Serge Aurier, Abdul Majeed Waris, Moustapha Bayal Sall, Floyd Ayite, Ryad Boudebouz and Sofiane Boufal. Other nominees are Rachid Ghezzal, Cheikh Noye, Cheick Diabate and Cameroon striker Benjamain Moukandjo.This season, Enyeama has impressed between the sticks for Lille and has made 28 appearances for his team. He has kept 12 clean sheets including shipping in 0.76 goal per match and has a save ratio of 2.6 per French Ligue 1 game.last_img read more

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Nigeria Avoids Brazil, Argentina, to Face Sweden, Japan and Colombia

first_imgFemi Solaja with Agency reportsAfrican champions Nigeria against all expectation avoided the likes of host, Brazil and another potential winner, Argentina to secure a fair draw as Coach Samson Siasia lads have been drawn against Sweden, Japan and Colombia in the Rio Olympics first round held yesterday in Brazil.Incidentally, both Sweden and Japan just like Nigeria will be in Brazil as continental champions.Sweden is the European tournament winners while Japan won the Asian version of the qualifiers. Colombia defeated USA in an intercontinental playoff to qualify for the Rio football showpiece.Nigeria will begin the quest for glory at the event on August 4 with the group match against Japan at the Amazonia Arena in Manus after Sweden and Colombia kick off the race in the group. Three days later, precisely August 7th, at same stadium, Nigeria will take on Colombia while the last group match will come up on August 10th against Sweden in Salvador at the Fonte Nova Arena.Nigeria’s Dream Team won a historic Olympic gold in 1996 and was beaten by Argentina in the gold medal match at Beijing 2008.Just like it happened four years ago, Nigeria’s female team failed to make the cut to the women’s football event of Rio2016.The Olympic Football Tournaments will have a total of 58 matches, with 32 for the men, and 26 for the women.Host Brazil will open their quest for gold medal feat in the men’s event with opening match against South Africa on August 4th at the Estadio Mane Garrincha in Brasilia while their women play China a day earlier at the Estadio Olimpico in Rio de Janeiro.RIO2016 DRAW MENGroup A: Brazil, South Africa; Iraq; DenmarkGroup B: Sweden; Colombia; Nigeria; JapanGroup C: Fiji; Korea Republic; Mexico; GermanyGroup D: Honduras, Algeria, Portugal, ArgentinaWOMENGroup E: Brazil, China, Sweden, RSAGroup G: USA, New Zealand, France, ColombiaGroup F: Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, GermanyShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Leaders Plateau Utd Suffers First Loss

first_imgNPFL…NPFL…NPFL…Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Plateau United suffered the first loss of the season after going down 1-2 at Akwa United.However, the Jos club remains top of the standings with 17 points from eight matches, three points clear of closest rivals ABS FC, who drew 2-2 at troubled Sunshine Stars.The result took struggling Akwa United off the foot of the table.There were also home wins for Niger Tornadoes, El Kanemi Warriors and Nasarawa United, while Katsina United picked up its second straight point on the road courtesy of a goalless draw at Lobi Stars.Former Nigeria U20 goalkeeper Dami Paul was the hero for Katsina United as he pulled off several daring saves to deny the home team.Meanwhile, Akwa United Head Coach, Abdul Maikaba, has described as inspiring and a turning point, the side’s win against top-flight leaders Plateau United.Former Enyimba marksman, Christian Pyagbara scored the match opener for the Uyo side in the sixth minute while Alhassan Ibrahim doubled the lead in the 50th minute and substitute Chima Ndukwu scored the consolation for the Jos landlords.Maikaba said the win against leaders Plateau United will inspire his side to further wins in the on-going Nigerian top-flight. MATCH DAY 8 (Results)El-Kanemi   3-0    GombeNasarawa    3-1    Abia WarriorsAkwa Utd    2-1    Plateau UtdTornadoes   1-0    EnyimbaLobi Stars   0-0     Katsina UtdSunshine    2-2      ABS FCShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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