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first_imgWRBI Area Softball Sectional Scores.  Monday (5-26)Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland County.Southwestern  5     South Ripley  2Switzerland County  13     Austin  2Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.Oldenburg Academy  14     Shawe Memorial  9Courtesy of The IHSAA.last_img

first_imgAUSTRALIA OPENWorld number one Andy Murray begins his Australian Open campaign today  with a match against world number 95 Illya Marchenko of Ukraine.Defending women’s champion Angelique Kerber and four-time men’s winner Roger Federer are also in action on day one of the tournament in Melbourne.British number two Dan Evans, beaten in his first ATP Tour final on Saturday, plays Facundo Bagnis of Argentina.Play starts from 00:00 GMT, with Murray third on court at the Rod Laver Arena.Murray, who won last year’s Wimbledon and Olympic Games on his way to becoming world number one, has lost in five Australian Open finals, including in 2016 when he was beaten by Novak Djokovic.“I obviously feel pretty confident after the way the last season finished,” said Murray. “I love it here. I love the conditions and have played really well over the years. I just haven’t managed to get over the final hurdle.Serb Djokovic begins his 2017 campaign tomorrow versus Fernando Verdasco of Spain, while America’s Serena Williams, aiming to win a record-breaking seventh women’s singles title faces Switzerland’s Belinda Bencil.Britain’s women’s number one Johanna Konta, seeded ninth, is first up on Margaret Court Arena at 00:00 GMT where she faces Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium while unseeded Heather Watson will take on Australia’s 18th seed Samantha Stosur.Naomi Broady is also in action tomorrow against Australia’s Daria Gavrilova, the 22nd seed, with Kyle Edmund involved in men’s singles action against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgMark Mentors, Civil Defence, Kano Pillars, Rivers Hoopers and Gombe Bulls will represent Nigeria at the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 3 Club Championship elimination series starting on Saturday.Executive board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) took this decision on Tuesday following series of extensive deliberations with FIBA Africa and relevant basketball stakeholders in Nigeria. Speaking on behalf of the federation, the NBBF President, Musa Kida, said the board decided to accommodate more clubs in the overall interest of the game in the country as part of their policies when they came on board.“In the light of prevailing circumstances, based on consultations and advice from FIBA Zone 3, it became expedient to give Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls another chance to participate in the Zone 3 Club Championship in Lagos 11th – 18th November.”The NBBF said it also added Rivers Hoopers of Port Harcourt for heeding to the directives given by the board to stay away from the unsanctioned competition.“We could not do this and leave out Rivers Hoopers who also heeded the Board’s directive and did not go to play in the non-recognized Final 8 competition in Kano.”The federation said the move was made in the best interest of players who are innocent of infractions committed by their clubs in participating in the national playoff that was not sanctioned by the Kida led NBBF board.The board warned that the latest decision should not be seen as a weakness and a license for clubs to go against the directives of constituted authority in future.According to the federation, the decision was not taken to be politically correct, but in the overall interest of the players who are our clients.The competition will hold between 11th to 18th of November, 2017 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Black Stars midfielder, Sulley Ali Muntari, has stated that he’d love to retire at Asante Kotoko and would not rule out a move to Accra Hearts of Oak, RTU, King Faisal, or Liberty Professionals.Muntari was heavily linked with a move to Accra Hearts of Oak in the March transfer window after being spotted training with the Phobians.The 35-year-old midfielder has been without a club following his exit from Spanish lower-tier team Albacete in June 2019, where he signed a six-month contract.The former AC Milan star in his first-ever Instagram conversation with fans over the weekend answered that he would embrace the chance to play for Asante Kotoko and was not ruling out a transfer to Accra Hearts of Oak.“I love Kotoko. They tried signing me when l was a young player in Kumasi”, he said.“I would love to retire with them, but l would not rule out Hearts, RTU, King Faisal or Liberty Professionals”, the former Liberty Professionals player added.In a separate interview with South African-based Metro FM, Muntari earlier affirmed that he has been following PSL side, Kaizer Chiefs, and will solely play for them if he’s making a move to South Africa.Muntari launched his career with Liberty Professionals before breaking into Europe after signing for Serie A side, Udinese.last_img read more