Shooting Stars Technical Adviser Explains Why 3SC Was Relegated From The NPFL

first_imgRelatedFallen Nigerian League Giants Pick Edith Agoye As New CoachOctober 26, 2017In “Nigeria”Okunowo Drums Up Government Support For 3SCMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria”3SC Handed Tough NNL Abridged League DrawJanuary 9, 2018In “Nigeria” The Technical Adviser of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), Fatai Amoo has explained that “the so called big players” were responsible for 3SC’s relegation from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).Shooting Stars finished 17th on the NPFL table to claim the last relegation spot with 50 points as they lost away at Niger Tornadoes in the last game of the season.Speaking to reporters, Amoo said: “It was a very poor season for us but we have to take the positives and think of the future,”“They can’t fight because they’ve already fought themselves by embarking on a stupid strike. And when you don’t train, what you have is what you can give.”“And now they have seen the result of what they have caused. The so-called old players in the team have decided to take the team to relegation,”The Oluyole Warriors have won the Nigerian Premier League five times but have failed to work their way back among Nigeria’s football elites in recent years.Amoo continued: “I don’t think maladministration was responsible for Shooting Stars’ relegation, but the management should look into the area of players playing in the last three to four seasons,”“And I think the so called big players have decided to take the team to relegation.”last_img read more

Harden has 31, Rockets win again over Knicks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nadal beats Chung to guarantee ending the year as No. 1 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Ryan Anderson added 21 points for the Rockets. They won their eighth straight at Madison Square Garden, a streak that lasts so long that Mike D’Antoni was the Knicks’ coach last time they beat Houston at home, back on Jan. 26, 2009.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points for the Knicks, but Kristaps Porzingis was held to 19 as their three-game winning streak was snapped. Porzingis had scored 30 in five of the first six games, including a career-high 38 in a victory over Denver on Monday night, and came in third in the league with 29.3 per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Rockets arrived in New York struggling a bit, particularly from long range. Houston had been held below 30 percent from behind the arc already four times, including 28 percent in its loss to Philadelphia on Monday night, and hasn’t had a 40 percent night yet.D’Antoni said the Rockets’ data showed they were getting similar 3-point attempts as last season, when they set an NBA record for makes, but they just hadn’t been nearly as accurate. They finished at 36.5 percent Wednesday — but only after their subs cooled off to a 2-for-12 final quarter. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “There was no chance to get here and no use being on the bus for two hours for that,” he said.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Atlanta on Friday night.Knicks: Host Phoenix on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ TIP-INSRockets: Houston scored 36 points in the second quarter and 40 in the third. … Clint Capela finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. … Eric Gordon had 17 points and Trevor Ariza 16.Knicks: The Knicks have three games remaining on a five-game homestand, their longest of the season.ONE-SIDED RIVALRYThe Rockets beat the Knicks for the 23rd time in the last 25 meetings. Houston has swept the series in 10 of the last 12 seasons.CHANGE OF PLANSThe Rockets decided to cancel their morning shootaround at Madison Square Garden because of the difficulty of getting to the arena from their hotel. They are staying in Battery Park, near where eight people were killed Tuesday when a man drove his truck onto a bike path, and the investigation was ongoing Wednesday morning. D’Antoni said they had the bus ready to take them and figured it wasn’t worth it.ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) celebrates after making a three point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. The Rockets won 119-97. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — James Harden had 31 points and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets had their 3-pointers falling again in a 119-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.Harden made six 3-pointers and the Rockets hit 19 to bounce back after two straight losses.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Book explores intricacies of business model of IPL

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) The politician-cricket official dual role has hit the reputation of the game and the IPL and has also been the cause of many of the conflict of interest controversies thereby adversely impacting politicians as well as crickets overall health, says Delhi-based sports attorney Desh Gaurav Sekhri in his new book.”Conflict of interest has become the single most relevant term that is synonymous with Indian cricket in 2016. The conflict of interest phenomenon has shaped how ethics in cricket are to be determined,” he writes in “Not Out! The Incredible Story Of The Indian Premier League”, published by Penguin Books.The book explores the intricacies of the business model of the IPL, pinpointing what it got right and where it went wrong. It also looks closely at the spot-fixing scandal, the conflict of interest controversy, the issues that led to suspension of two champion teams and the complicated interplay between the BCCI and the IPL.According to the author, nothing has caused more grief to the BCCI-IPL than the conflict of interest controversy. He says the most likely to be damaging to the reputation of the BCCI-IPL in the future is the duality of roles performed by public officials who hold positions in the BCCI.”The Justice (R M) Lodha Committees recommendation was to exclude ministers and government officials from the boards administration. The current IPL chairman, Rajeev Shukla, is a politician. The secretary of the BCCI, Anurag Thakur, is a politician. A member of the present IPL governing council, Jyotiraditya Scindia, is a politician.advertisement”Former BCCI president and the current nominee for the ICC, if (Shashank) Manohar is unavailable, Sharad Pawar, is a politician. Many of the state associations presidents or board members are politicians,” Sekhri writes.”But the politician-cricket official dual role has caused concern to the judiciary, to the public at large, and to the reputation of cricket and the IPL. It has also been the cause of many of the conflict of interest controversies, adversely impacting the politicians as well as crickets overall health,” he goes on to say.For the IPL, the conflict of interest controversy took centre stage during the spot-fixing scandal, but the first great fiasco in the IPL happened much earlier than that, the book says. (MORE) PTI ZMN ANSlast_img read more