Turkish GP: Lewis Hamilton on equality push, seventh F1 title bid and Mercedes ‘leap of faith’

first_imgQualifying11am12pm Saturday, November 14 Sky F1’s live Turkish GP schedule The Turkish Grand Prix8.30am10.10am – Advertisement – Sunday, November 15 1:12 Date and showOn AirSession start

Wikki Tourists Back on Top of NPFL

first_imgWikki Tourists are back on top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after they forced hosts Warri Wolves to a 1-1 draw yesterday.They now have 43 points from 25 matches, same as Enugu Rangers, but enjoy a far better goals difference.Rivers United remain in third place with 41 points after a 1-0 home win against Niger Tornadoes, while Kano Pillars are now fourth on the back of a 3-0 win against Lobi Stars.Wikki looked like they had suffered yet another slip in the title chase as they were losing 1-0 at Wolves after a 32nd minute goal by Ewenike Achibi, but on the stroke of full time Idris Guda drew them level.In the 88th minute, Wolves were reduced to 10 men after Shedrack Oghali was given his second booking.In Sunday’s other matches, Shooting Stars came from a goal down to beat Nasarawa United 2-1,hosts Ikorodu United were held to a 1-1 draw by FC IfeanyIUbah and Plateau United were pegged back by Akwa United.Earlier on Saturday, Heartland beat champions Enyimba 1-0 in an ‘Oriental Derby’ courtesy of a stoppage time winner by striker Bright Ejike.The keenly contested encounter was heading for a goalless draw before Ejike slotted home a penalty after skipper Chinedu Udoji fouled inside his box for Enyimba to suffer their eighth loss of the season.Ojevwe Akpoveta’s 69th minute goal for Heartland was cancelled for offside.Enyimba remain fourth on the table with 37 points from 23 matches, while Heartland eased their relegation fears by moving up to 16th place on the table with 29 points.In Saturday’s other Nigeria league game, El Kanemi defeated MFM FC 3-1.Mathias Samuel, Hussaini Bata and Daniel Japhet scored for El Kanemi, while Nelson Kenedium scored for MFM.El Kanemi thus toppled MFM from ninth place with 34 points.RESULTSWolves 1-1 WikkiRivers Utd 1-0 Tornadoes Kano Pillars 3-0 Lobi Ikorodu Utd 1-1 IfeanyiUbah3SC 2-1 Nasarawa Utd Plateau Utd 1-1 Akwa UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bullish Blatter likens himself to ‘punching ball’ – and quotes Nelson Mandela as he confirms appeal

first_imgSepp Blatter responded to his eight-year ban in a press conference during which he confirmed he would appeal – and criticised the decision.In a rambling statement during which he quoted the late Nelson Mandela, he said that the decision was not a good one for him or for FIFA.He concluded the statement by telling the room: “I’ll be back.”He claimed from the start that the media had been informed of his ban before he had.He went on to apologise – but only for being “a punching ball”, adding that he was sorry for FIFA and for football as a whole.“I am sorry – I am sorry that I am still somewhere a punching ball,” he said. “I am sorry that as president of FIFA I am a punching ball. I am sorry for football. I am sorry for the 400-plus Fifa members. I’m sorry. I am sorry about how I am treated in this world of humanitarian qualities.” Reporters also observed that he was still wearing his FIFA pin on the lapel of his jacket.He confirmed that he would be appealing the ban, saying: “I will fight for me and I will fight for FIFA,” and questioning the reasons for the decision.He added: “This ethics committee has no right to go against the president of FIFA.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Huskies looking for executives

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies are hosting a meeting on April 7th (Tuesday) in hopes of recruiting some new executives. The Huskies are already a little short-staffed, and with some members set to move on this summer, the team will be needing some willing volunteers to fill vacant roles. Anyone interested in joining the Huskies executive, particularly any parents with kids who might play for the pups next season, is welcome to attend. The meeting starts at 7pm, at room #152 at the Northern Lights College.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Man United transfer warning! Tim Vickery not convinced by new signing Marcos Rojo

first_imgSouth American football expert Tim Vickery has told talkSPORT he is unsure if Marcos Rojo merits a move to Manchester United.The Argentina international has confirmed he is heading to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils reported to have agreed a £16million deal for the versatile Sporting Lisbon defender.Vickery, however, is far from convinced about the 24-year-old’s qualities, telling Extra Time: “Louis van Gaal is clearly thinking in terms of having a back three in his armoury and he might think Marcos Rojo ticks the boxes as someone who can play at left-back, can play centre-back, and therefore would be comfortable left-side of a back three. But two months ago, certainly before the World Cup, no one really imagined Rojo as a player of Manchester United’s calibre.“He did well in the World Cup and his market value has obviously risen as a result, but I’m having to get it round my head a little bit the idea he might be wearing the United shirt because, certainly until recently, I didn’t really see him as that calibre of player.”last_img read more

Iowa caucuses lure area activists

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“I wanted to experience something new,” Carrillo said, while her older sister characterized it as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” “This is interesting – it’s interesting to learn about this process,” Aguilar said. “It’s a lot better than just sitting at home and watching it on TV.” The Iowa caucuses, to take place Jan. 3, are the way political party members select county convention delegates, who each support one presidential nominee. For Republicans, those attending simply vote, by a show of hands or ballots, on their delegates. But Democrats divide into “preference groups” according to the presidential candidate they support, and the caucus chairman decides how many delegates each group can elect. Ultimately, the Democratic presidential candidate with the most delegates at the county conventions is considered the “winner” of Iowa. The Iowa caucus gets a national spotlight because many believe it’s a good indication of which candidate will eventually get the presidential nomination of their party at the national convention. “You can’t get this in California,” said Mendez, 38, of Santa Fe Springs. “The primary caucuses are a fascinating event in the democratic process, and the Iowa caucus is the first and one of the most important primaries.” Mendez, Carrillo, Aguilar, Vietnam veteran Ruben Treviso, 61, of Alhambra, Rio Hondo student Ramon Quintero – the group’s driver – and East Los Angeles College student Cesar James volunteered Saturday at a toy giveaway in South Whittier before climbing into a white van to pick up the rest of the group for the trip. Others in the group include senior citizens Erna and Oscar Esparza of Montebello and Pasadena City College student Greg DeRossi. “I’ve been active locally on campaigns, but to be on a presidential campaign is awesome,” DeRossi said. Mendez said he organized the group after a call by Richardson’s campaign in Iowa. “I was surprised to find that there is a significant Latino community there,” Mendez said. “There are 26,000 Latinos in Iowa, and many of them are Spanish speakers. “So there was a huge rush for Spanish speakers to be part of the effort to organize, recruit and get Latinos out to the caucuses on Jan. 3,” he said. The group is due to return next week, but is chronicling the trip on a blog at http://richardsonscat.blogspot.com. “It’s going to be an exciting ride in the snow,” said Quintero, 30. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They missed their family Christmas celebrations and they’ll be ringing in the New Year thousands of miles away from their loved ones, withstanding below-freezing temperatures while trekking from one house to another to talk about the nation’s next leader. But participating in the Iowa caucuses on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson will be worth the sacrifice, says Rio Hondo College trustee Gary Mendez. Mendez arrived in Des Moines this week with about a dozen political activists from the Whittier, El Monte and Pasadena areas. The group includes retirees and students from Rio Hondo, Pasadena City College and East Los Angeles College, as well as Arroyo High School freshman Neomi Carrillo, 15, who is accompanying her sister, Erika Aguilar, 26, of El Monte. last_img read more