CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds traded Chris Heisey to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Matt Magill on Tuesday night.Heisey, who turns 30 on December 14, has spent his entire professional career with the Reds. He was selected by Cincinnati in the 17th round of the 2006 first-year player draft and appeared in 543 games for the Reds, primarily as an outfielder and pinch hitter.In 119 games last season, he had a .222 batting average with eight home runs and 22 RBI’s.Magill, 25, in 2014 went 7-6 with a 5.21 ERA in 36 appearances and 12 starts for Triple-A Albuquerque. The 6’3” pitcher appeared in six games for the Dodgers in 2013 posting a 6.51 ERA“We are excited to be adding a player with a power arm who has a chance to help our club next season,” Jocketty said in a statement.In other transactions today, the Reds did not offer 2015 contracts to RHP Logan Ondrusek or RHP Curtis Partch.
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, has been transferred to Apoel FC. No details on the amount of the operation, but the goaltender signed a three-year deal with the Cypriot club. Uzoho was on loan from Deportivo de La Coruña, as a goalkeeper. After making his debut for the club, concerns were raised about his health certificate. As a result, Anorthosis Famagusta were deducted 9 points, which they appealed. The club’s deduction appeal was rejected, although Uzoho’s appeal against his personal penalty of a one-match ban and €1,000 fine was successful. In July 2019 he returned on loan to Cyprus, this time with Omonia. He said he hoped his return to the country would be positive. Uzoho represented Nigeria under-17s at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Aged only 14, he was an immediate backup to Dele Alampasu. In October 2017 Uzoho received his first call-up to the Nigerian senior squad. He made his full international debut on 14 November, replacing Daniel Akpeyi in a 4–2 friendly win against Argentina. read also:Uzoho wants move to bigger European club He was named in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. By that time he was considered Nigeria’s first-choice goalkeeper. He withdrew from the national squad in November 2018 due to injury. He was a squad member at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Uzoho was in goal for Nigeria in the 3rd place match against Tunisia. In October 2019 he suffered a ligament injury in a friendly match against Brazil and underwent surgery in November 2010. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair Color7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest Car Manufacturers In The World Loading… He started his career from Africa when he joined the Senegal branch of Aspire Academy in 2013, at aged 14; initially a forward, he was converted into a goalkeeper after being deemed “too slow” at the age of 12. In 2016, after impressing on a tournament in Barcelona, he joined Deportivo de La Coruña’s Juvenil squad. Age rules meant that Uzoho could only become available to sign a contract with Dépor in January 2017; shortly after signing his contract, he started to train with the first team. Promoted to the reserve team ahead of the 2017–18 season, he made his senior debut on 10 September by starting in a 3–0 Segunda División B home win against Real Madrid Castilla. Uzoho made his first-team – and La Liga – debut on 15 October 2017, starting in a 0–0 away draw against SD Eibar. At the age of 18 years and 352 days, he became the youngest ever foreign goalkeeper to debut in La Liga, and the second-youngest player to appear in the league during the campaign, only behind Real Madrid’s Achraf Hakimi. On 24 August 2018, Uzoho renewed his contract for three seasons and was immediately loaned to the Segunda División side Elche CF for one year. In February 2019 he moved on loan to Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta, in the search for more first-team football in the run-up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
ABILENE, Texas (Oct. 18) – After putting his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified in victory lane, Dean Abbey put $3,000 in the bank.Abbey took the lead from Josh McGaha after midway at Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge and led to the end of the Sunday headliner.He’d started the 30-lapper from inside row two.“We knew we had a good car. I just tried to stay close to him (McGaha),” Abbey said. “He was good but he finally slid up just high enough and left me enough room to get by.”After a complete restart, the race saw just one caution. Abbey had one lapped car behind him and was coming up on another coming to the checkers.McGaha, a former race winner and now four-time track champion at Abilene, was the runner-up. Charles Brewer, Chris Elliott and Fred Wojtek completed the top five.“We wanted to end our Modified season on a high note,” said Abbey, who’d won the Southern SportMod feature at Abilene in 2011 and is already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for next year. “This was a great way to do it.”Other winners at the 21st annual event were Steve Whiteaker in the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, Matt Guillaume in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Andy Roller in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Making his first competitive visit to Abilene and the Southern Challenge, Whiteaker started from the pole and led every time around the track in the 30-lap Southern SportMod main.“You couldn’t get a better or luckier weekend that we had. Everything went just right for us,” he said following the $2,500 feature win.Piloting a Steve Hayes-owned ride, he’d won his Friday heat race from fourth starting, then drew the pole and topped the qualifying feature despite late contact with a lapped car.Cautions kept slower cars from becoming a factor in the main event. Whiteaker beat G.W. Egbert IV to the stripe by four car lengths in a green, white, checkered finish.Scored next were Justin Shaw, Dustin Robinson and Shane Priddy.Another driver enjoying late-season success, Guillaume had run second most of the way and was in the right place in the right time when leader Dillon Smith lost the handle on the final turnThe Southern Challenge runner-up each of the last two years, Guillaume was quick to capitalize and pocketed $2,000.David Phillips and Dennis Bissonnette also drove by. Smith ended in fourth and J.C. Howell was fifth.“It was kind of a lackluster weekend for us until the last 200 feet or so,” Guillaume said. “I felt bad for Dillon. We were just able to take advantage when it happened.”Roller recorded his career third and second straight Southern Challenge Hobby Stock victory. He passed Tommy Phillips for the lead on lap six and beat Michael Maraschick to the finish by a couple car lengths following a late restart.“Winning the Southern Challenge never gets old. The first time (2011) was my first win in a big race so that was special,” he said. “The Southern Challenge is the hardest event to win in Texas.”Roller earned $1,000. Phillips, Kade Ogle and Eddie Ledbetter were third through fifth, respectively.Modifieds – 1. Dean Abbey; 2. Josh McGaha; 3. Charles Brewer; 4. Chris Elliott; 5. Fred Wojtek; 6. Kelly Allen; 7. Vince Ogle; 8. Danny Hogue; 9. Pat McGuire; 10. Danny Patterson; 11. Robby Edwards; 12. Donald Banker; 13. Mike McCarthy; 14. John Gober; 15. Justin Cass; 16. Neal DeBord; 17. Eric Hughes; 18. Joe Spillman; 19. Jason Batt; 20. Tommy Fain. Southern SportMods – 1. Steve Whiteaker; 2. G.W. Egbert IV; 3. Justin Shaw; 4. Dustin Robinson; 5. Shane Priddy; 6. Bradley Poor; 7. Robby Carter; 8. Douglas Gillespie; 9. Shane Hoefling; 10. Doug Easterling; 11. Robert Crabtree III; 12. Tyler Fain; 13. Kenneth Graves; 14. Robert Scrivner; 15. Kyle Wisdom; 16. Jeffrey Abbey; 17. Rodger Pierce; 18. Allen Montgomery; 19. Steve Hayes; 20. J.C. Howell.Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume; 2. David Phillips; 3. Dennis Bissonnette; 4. Dillon Smith; 5. J.C. Howell; 6. Robert Barnett Sr.; 7. Travis Sutherlin; 8. Cary White; 9. Billy Wade; 10. Tyler Muirhead; 11. Allen Bradley; 12. Kirk Martin; 13. Brandon Hertel; 14. Michael Tennison; 15. Westin Abbey; 16. Mike Easterwood; 17. Joe Spillman; 18. Bud Ohliger; 19. Jason Batt; 20. Jordan Lathram. Hobby Stocks – 1. Andy Roller; 2. Michael Maraschick; 3. Tommy Phillips; 4. Kade Ogle; 5. Eddie Ledbetter; 6. Gerald Spalding Sr.; 7. Gerald Spalding Jr.; 8. Ashton Hayes; 9. Donald Phillips; 10. Michaela Scott; 11. Jamie Herring; 12. Rodney Sparks; 13. Vavette MacCarthy; 14. Wayne Chadwell; 15. Jeremy Oliver.
Although there has been no official confirmation, it is anticipated there will be a testimonial for Ferdinand at some stage during the summer, although an opponent is yet to be agreed. Whilst the deal itself is hardly a surprise, it is significant in that it was agreed with Ed Woodward, who will take over as chief executive from David Gill in the summer, and had to be ratified by Moyes before finally being completed. It underlines the vast change taking place at Old Trafford, with both men amongst the rookies in United’s tour party when they leave for Australia and the Far East in July. Only Javier Hernandez will miss the trip as he is required for Confederations Cup duty with Mexico in the summer. Shinji Kagawa will also be involved for Japan, although as United are due to play two tour games in the midfielder’s homeland it would be a major surprise if he did not make some sort of appearance. For Ferdinand it will represent a 12th pre-season campaign. And, after claiming his sixth Premier League title this term, he has already set his sights on number seven, and he said: “Who wouldn’t want to play in this fantastic team in front of 75,000 fans every week. It has been an incredible journey and I am glad it will continue. “I can now fully concentrate on my club career, which has worked well for me over the past few years. This is a great team to be part of and we are now moving into a new era, which is very exciting. “I have met with David Moyes and I am really looking forward to working with him and winning many more trophies with this great club.” Sir Alex Ferguson said exactly that a month ago, having felt all along Ferdinand would commit himself to Old Trafford for a further season, but with Moyes now replacing his fellow Scot as manager, it still required his seal of approval before the deal could be ratified on Thursday. “It is clear for everyone to see that Rio has had one of his best seasons with the club,” said Moyes. “Even from the outside you can see what a big character Rio is around the dressing room. I am delighted he has signed a new contract and I am looking forward to working with him.” David Moyes had no hesitation in rubber-stamping Rio Ferdinand’s one-year contract extension because he believes the Manchester United defender has just had one of his best seasons ever. Press Association
Chelsea beat Porto 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League knockout stages and Ranieri reckons they will soon hit form in the Premier League. “Their record does not mean anything as Chelsea are Chelsea and Mourinho is Mourinho,” he said. “I’m sure at the end of the season they will be in the top four. I still think they will make the Champions League. For now it is bad luck but when they start to win they will arrive. “I respect them a lot because I watched the match last night. They played very well with good concentration. They are used to doing this as they are the champions. Sooner or later they will start. “It was good for Chelsea to win and now in two or three months everything will change. I’m sure they will be ready to fight.” Mourinho replaced Ranieri at Stamford Bridge to start his first spell in 2004 and the Italian insisted he has moved on since leaving 11 years ago. “Chelsea for me means a lot because I worked there for four years. I’m very proud to have been their manager. But that’s an old story and now my focus is on Leicester,” said Ranieri. Leicester are without defender Ritchie de Laet (ankle) for Monday’s game and Ranieri also expressed his sympathy for Garry Monk after he was sacked by Swansea on Wednesday, following the Foxes’ 3-0 win in Wales on Saturday. “I’m very sad Garry Monk has lost his job as they played very well without scoring goals. I’m so sorry,” he added. The defending champions have lost four of their last six Barclays Premier League games and manager Jose Mourinho admitted they could miss out on qualification for the Champions League after the weekend’s surprise loss to Bournemouth. Ranieri, who managed Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, has taken the Foxes to the top of the league as the season’s shock package and they host 14th placed Chelsea on Monday. Press Association Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri backed Chelsea to make the top four despite his old club’s crisis.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ravinderpal Singh registered his name in the record books as he became the first batsman to score a century on T20I debut. He also recorded the highest score by a batsman on T20I debut.Singh scored 101 runs from 48 deliveries including six fours and 10 sixes overtaking former Australia cricketer Ricky Ponting who had scored an unbeaten 98 in the first-ever T20I against New Zealand on February 17, 2005.Singh played the record-breaking knock against Cayman Islands in the first match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers at Sandys Parish in Bermuda. He also became the first batsman from Canada to score a T20 hundred. Ruvindu Gunasekera’s 95 against UAE in a T20 match in 2012 was the previous highest T20 score by any player for Canada.Batting first, Singh’s century helped Canada to 196. Cayman Islands could reach just 112 for 7 in 20 overs.Singh was part of the Global T20 Canada also where he was a part of Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals.
Sharapova’s racquet manufacturer Head stood by the Russian after she initially confirmed the positive test on March 8, and the company has now called for an amnesty in meldonium cases.“It is now quite clear that WADA made the decision to ban meldonium based solely upon the alleged prevalence of use among Eastern European and Russian athletes,” said head chief executive and chairman Johan Eliasch.“This highlights a wholly flawed decision-making process by WADA whereby the ban on meldonium has no justification.“Until clinical testing is undertaken to prove that meldonium has indeed performance-enhancing potential, WADA should provide amnesty to athletes who had been taking the drug at the direction of a doctor for a proven medical condition, if not all athletes.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Maria Sharapova will face a hearing for testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issuing fresh guidance on the banned substance.WADA said on Tuesday athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could avoid bans.But the International Tennis Federation said Sharapova’s case will proceed.The Russian tested positive for the drug at this year’s Australian Open, after it was added to WADA’s banned substances list from January 1.Wada’s change in stance is because of a “lack of clear scientific information on excretion times”, meaning the agency has so far been unable to establish how long it takes for the drug to clear the human body.
“This will stop further debate on the current controversial status of the organisation and that government stops further funding of the NFA/NFF in accordance with FIFA’s Statutes,” the report stated.But football stakeholders believe that the latest move will release the country’s football body from the clutches of the government, who have severally been criticised for interfering in football matters, which at some point almost led to the country’s ban by world governing body, FIFA.They stated that the present NFF board should be able to run football without funding from government, based on their achievements in the past.In 2018, the NFF was 65 per cent self-funding, and the stakeholders believe with an enabling environment between then and now, the NFF should be self-funding.“It’s a good report from Oronsaye, but provided the government provides the enabling environment for our football to thrive,” former Super Falcons coach, Godwin Izilein said.Also, 1984 Africa Cup of Nations silver medallist, Paul Okoku, said, ‘’Football would be better run in an atmosphere without interference but the NFF has to show greater transparency and accountability as it seeks private sector funding because the companies bringing money will demand accountability.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Seek NFF’s autonomyFootball stakeholders in Nigeria have called for the implementation of the Stephen Oronsaye Report, which they said would guarantee the total independence and autonomy of the Nigeria Football Federation and free the football governing body from undue interference by government.The report, which is meant to restructure and rationalise government commissions and agencies, recommended that the federal government stopped funding the NFF. It added that the law enabling of the Nigeria Football Association be amended to reflect the directive of FIFA that the organisation be renamed a ‘federation.’
Ben Helfeld, with a discus throw of 117’5”, edged Evan Ballard (117 feet) for third place, while Helfeld, in the shot put, got fourth place with a throw of 42’8”, while Charlie Doebert was sixth with 39’9 ¾”. Elliot Rouse tied for fifth in the high jump, clearing 5’10”.Skaneateles got a victory from Nicola Kunz in the 400-meter hurdles, tearing to a time of 58.97 seconds, the only one under a minute as Utica Proctor’s Julio Baker was second in 1:01.87, nearly three seconds behind. Kunz also was fourth in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet.The Lakers’ Connor Gell was third in the 400-meter dash in a season-best 53.04 seconds, with Skaneateles getting sixth place in the 4×800 (9:49.24) and 4×100 (47.72 seconds).Westhill did best in the girls edition of the C-NS meet, picking up 30 points to finish fifth as Skaneateles tied for eighth.Ashley Heffernan gave the Warriors a second-place finish in the 100 hurdles in 16.12 seconds to Liverpool’s Kali Hayes (15.75), and had a second-place long jump of 16’2 ½” as Kaylin Battista finished seventh.The Warriors’ Angie Mesa-Espinosa was third in the 400 sprint in 1:01.48. Haylei Coolican was fourth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:10.63, with Liz Kessler fourth in the 1,500-meter run in 5:21 flatSkaneateles girls sprinter Emme Conan tore to second place in the 100-meter dash in 13.06 seconds behind Baldwinsville’s Lauren Addario (12.97).Then, in the 4×100, Emme Conan, Grace Conan, Graeson Landsberg and Eva Vitsaxaki went 52.39 seconds to take second place, again with B’ville (50.67 seconds) in front.Meanwhile, Solvay was at the Clinton Junkyard Relays, and the boys Bearcats won the 4×100 when Brendan Carolina, X’zavier Morris, Allen Cawthon and Justin Scott went 45.86 seconds, the only time under 46 seconds.Not only that, but Carolina went 21’ ¼” to win the high jump, with Scott in second place by leaping 20’3” as they, along with Justice Shirley, won that event with total leaps of 57’10 ¼”. Solvay finished fifth in the boys shot put and the girls javelin and tire toss.Allison Dooher and Kyra Crossett both topped 4’6” in the girls high jump to tie Cazenovia for team honors. The Bearcats were third in both the boys and girls editions of the, 1,000 sprint medley, with the Solvay girls third in the 1,600 sprint medley in 5:04.89.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the 200-meter dash, Quigley finished third in 23.34 seconds, with teammate Logan Kinney seventh, while in the high jump Quigley again made it to third place, clearing 6 feet.Westhill gained a victory in the 4×800 relay when Brendan Rewakowski, Will Thornton, Brian Kenny and Dan Washburn went 8:23.38 to beat out C-NS (8:30.19) by nearly seven seconds.J-E’s Derek Quigley, Lee Jewell, Kenny Williams and Michael Bennick were third in 9:14.84, with the Eagles also having Kinney, Marion Quigley, Nate Williams and Zach Barber get third place in the 4×100 relay in 45.81 seconds. Tags: J-EskaneatelesSolvaytrack and fieldWesthill Before any of them could vie for Section III honors this week, area high school track and field teams had one more busy Saturday of invitational meets to work through.Jordan-Elbridge, Skaneateles and Westhill each took part in the Cicero-North Syracuse Invitational at Bragman Stadium, with the boys Eagles finishing sixth in the 25-team field, the Lakers (ninth) and Warriors (10th) not far behind.J-E’s Marion Quigley was victorious in the 110 high hurdles, his time of 15.29 seconds nearly half a second ahead of Carthage’s Tom Albright (15.76).
The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Middle East Studies program and the Gould School of Law International Human Rights Clinic hosted Amr Hamzawy to give a lecture on human rights in Egypt and rising above the fear of the current autocracy Monday afternoon in Leavey Library.Hamzawy has a long history in the realm of political science. He is currently researching Egyptian domestic policies in a historical context at Stanford University following a recent lift on his travel ban. He also teaches political science at the Cairo University and the American University of Cairo and was elected to the first parliament following the January 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Hamzawy has also served as a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.During his talk, Hamzawy reflected on the human rights situation in Egypt. In order to help the audience get a sense of the current state of the region, Hamzawy gave a recent history of key political developments in Egypt.“The timeline is basically the last two years, from July 2013,” Hamzawy said. “A military coup took place in which an elected president was removed and semi-democratic dynamics were announced terminated. What followed, from a human rights perspective, [was] a period of human rights violations and abuse unprecedented in modern Egyptian history.”Tumult in Egypt began with Arab Spring protests in January 2011 that started the transition of power.Mass protests deposed Hosni Mubarak, but not before he killed 846 people, according to BBC News. Mohammed Morsi of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party was then elected in June 2012. Only one year after his election, the military took over and drafted a new constitution, creating an autocratic regime that exists to this day.Hamzawy described four issues that people should be aware of — the current military establishment, which is centered around the defense minister; the constitutional amendments in place; the lack of a framework for transitional justice, which means people can be imprisoned without going to a court of law; and the absence of accountability.“The third legal-slash-constitutional issue, which is of relevance here, is once again not in the sense of introducing an anti-freedom, anti-right, anti-liberty set of constitutional, legal changes, but in the sense of not introducing needed constitutional and legal amendments in a country where an attempt was made between 2011 and 2013 to democratize,” Hamzawy said. “We lack a framework of transitional justice.”Hamzawy then went into factual detail regarding the aggregate human rights abuses by Mubarak, Morsi and the military autocracy.Hamzawy said 30,000 to 40,000 Egyptians were detained without due legal process, 1,500 Egyptians were killed in the past couple of years and there are many reports that point to excessive torture and sexual abuse in prisons, yet many officials receive impunity.“We have a trend [of] extra-judicial killings happening repeatedly in Egypt throughout the last couple of months,” Hamzawy said. “On average you have around 10 Egyptians killed in Sinai, and their identities are not disclosed.”Hamzawy said there are many Egyptians groups who have conflicting beliefs as to what the future of Egypt should look like.“It is highly polarized, and there are two narratives clashing without mediation,” Hamzawy said.When the floor was opened to questions, there were some dissenting voices, including an especially harsh one from Suzan Wali, a lecturer for the Middle East studies program.“I am Egyptian, and all my friends and family are Egyptian, and listening to you, I think you are talking about a different country. Egyptians are very happy with the situation now,” Wali said. “I expected you to praise the Egyptian army acting at the will of the people, who took the streets by millions asking the army to ask Morsi to step down.”Hamzawy proposed a counterargument to this point.“If citizens are so happy why didn’t they go out and vote in the parliamentary election?” Hamzawy said. “Why was the voter turnout, even according to the government, 20 percent?”Egyptian students sought advice on how to make a difference in their country, and Hamzawy explained that the most powerful tool that they have is their connection to Egypt.“Do not distance yourself from what is going on even if you are living as far as in California,” Hamzawy said.