2019 President’s Cup replay postponed to December 22

first_imgThe replay of the 2019 President’s Cup between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko has been postponed to December 22 and it will now be played at the Baba Yara Stadium.The development was announced via a letter from the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) who are the organisers of the match.The letter did not state any reasons for the change of date and venue but it said that the decision was taken after all parties were consulted.However, Citi Sports sources say that the decision to change the venue was down to the poor state of the pitch of the Accra Sports Stadium after it hosted a concert that starred US rapper Cardi B last Sunday.Sources say that the National Sports Authority was not happy with the condition of the playing surface and thus, it had to find an alternative.The initial match in September was called off after 10 minutes due to a soggy Baba Yara Stadium pitch following heavy rains in Kumasi.GHALCA further apologised to the many fans who were prepping to see the two biggest clubs in Ghana face each other in Accra.last_img read more

Hornets’ Jeremy Lamb in disbelief over game-winner: Not in a million years

first_imgJeremy Lamb “never in a million years” thought his incredible shot from beyond half-court at the buzzer would prove to be a game-winner for the Hornets against the Raptors.The swingman lost possession after taking an inbounds pass with 3.1 seconds remaining, but chased the ball down into the backcourt, turned and fired a hopeful effort that somehow dropped in to earn the Hornets a 115-114 victory. Those inside the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto reacted in disbelief and Lamb was equally astounded.”When I first shot it, it felt good, but in my head I was thinking, ‘It’s too good to be true if it goes in’,” he told reporters after the game.”I never in a million years thought it would go in. I thought it would get close but to see it go in, it was unreal.”WE. HAVE. NO. WORDS.JEREMY LAMB WITH THE HALF-COURT BUZZER BEATER TO WIN. THE. GAME!!!!! #hornets30 @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/VOUnXMhZCv— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 25, 2019Lamb admitted it had been some time since he last nailed a buzzer-beater from such a distance.”In my driveway growing up, counting down by myself,” he said of the last time.”Throwing it up, missing five times, I got the rebound and they put more time on the clock! That’s the last time I did that.”It feels great. We fought so hard the whole game. Everybody who came in contributed and played well. They made a big run late. It just feels good to get that win and cap it off like that.”Three-time All-Star Kemba Walker felt the gods must have favored Charlotte in the contest.”I know he threw up a prayer,” Walker said.”I guess the basketball gods were on our side tonight! That was an unbelievable shot.” The victory was crucial for Charlotte’s playoff aspirations, with the Hornets now having won three straight to move two games behind the eighth-placed Heat in the Eastern Conference standings. “It’s a big win,” Walker added.”That’s an unbelievable team over there. They’re going to be a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs. That was impressive.”last_img read more

Nelson outlasts Castlegar 7-6 in Bantam Rep Tournament thriller Sunday in Sunflower City

first_imgSawyer Hunt’s third period goal proved to be the winner as Nelson edged Castlegar 7-6 in the final of the Sunflower City Minor Hockey Bantam Rep Tournament Sunday at the Community Complex Arena.Hunt, giving Nelson a 7-4 advantage, took a pass from Nolan Percival and Jacob Shukin before burying the puck into the Castlegar goal.“Our boys worked very hard in the final game,” Hunt said following the game. “We played with a lot of determination.  Our first year players battled hard.”“Castlegar surprised us in the third period with a comeback and we fought right to the last minute of the game,” Hunt added.Despite trailing by a three-goal margin late in the game, the host squad made it close on goals by Alex Molnar and team captain Eddie Lindsay 24 seconds apart.The goal by Lindsay was the captain’s third of the game.Castlegar finished the first period leading 2-1 before Nelson took the lead for good with three second-period markers by defenceman Micah May, Justin Podgorenko and Hunt.In the third Shukin, Percival and Hunt scored for Nelson. Nolan Renwick opened the scoring for Nelson in the first.Nelson had an easy time advancing to the playoff round with lopsided wins over Cranbook, 7-1, Elk Valley, 7-4 and Invermere, 7-1.The overall winners then blasted South Okanagan 6-0 in the semi final to qualify for the championship game.Amit Bhabra, Matthew Brind’Amour, Keaton Roch, Jayden Maida and Percival with a pair scored for Nelson.Greg Markholm was in goal to earn the shutout.“I think the team played really great and I had a lot of fun,” said Nelson netminder Jesse Beauvais, picking up the final victory.The tournament victory is the second of the season for the Nelson Bantam Reps. The squad claimed victory in the South Okanagan tourney earlier this [email protected]last_img read more