Dessers ready for Eagles’challenge, gets Nigerian Passport

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first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 20198 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow MovieHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer Dessers had been snubbed by the Belgium national team Manager, Roberto Martinez, in recent games in spite of the Striker’s form. But, his desire to play for Nigeria was something Dessers had expressed in his days with Utrecht; when he first addressed his eligibility to play for the three-time African Champions. He is currently the top goalscorer in the Dutch Eredivisie with 15 goals and 5 assists. Read Also:Super Eagles Chance: Hard work will do the magic for me -Dessers Next month Nigeria will face Sierra Leone in a double header 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie and the Eagles head Coach Gernot Rohr could name the player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Cyriel Dessers is set for Super Eagles outing by securing Nigerian international passport. Cyriel Dessers Recently, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, revealed that the Belgium-born striker was close to completing his switch at FIFA level and will be eligible for selection in Nigeria’s upcoming games. Per Bob Faesen [hbvl], the 25-year-old Heracles Almelo Striker was issued his Nigerian passport on Tuesday and can now play for the Super Eagles.Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse scores season-worst 54 points in loss to Arizona State

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first_img Published on December 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Briana Day struggles down low as Syracuse offense sputters in loss to No. 24 ASUcenter_img With less than eight minutes standing between Syracuse and its third consecutive loss to a ranked opponent, Brittney Sykes took her turn trying to shoulder the offense.She weaved through Arizona State players under the basket and put in a layup to cut the deficit to four. She tried her hand again on the ensuing possession, clashing with the Sun Devil’s Kelsey Moos down low while dishing the ball to an open teammate behind the arc.Play froze as Sykes was whistled for the offensive foul, and she dismissively waved her hand at toward the official. It punctuated another fruitless Syracuse possession, and yet another failed attempt to create offense from the floor or the foul line.“We just didn’t get no calls,” senior guard Cornelia Fondren said. “We shouldn’t expect calls.“I just think that was the main thing, we just got to go up strong and be tough and go to the basket.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFondren was the only Orange player sent to the free-throw line — making both shots with 7:43 left in the second quarter — while the rest of her teammates never got there in the ensuing 27:43. It compounded No. 19 Syracuse’s (6-3) offensive struggles against No. 24 Arizona State (5-3) in a 61-54 loss on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.It was apparent from the opening possession, as Alexis Peterson found Brianna Butler and missed an open 3, that SU’s perimeter-heavy offense would be stretched thin. In a lackluster 26-point opening half, Peterson was Syracuse’s only player with more than one made shot.“(We) were lucky to even be in that game,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said.As with the deflated foul-shooting numbers, Syracuse was handicapped by its failed attempts to create offensive opportunities. At the start of the second half, ASU’s Katie Hempen found Moos on a fast break to put the Sun Devils up 31-26.Peterson then pushed Syracuse up the floor for its opening possession, but was whistled at the top of the key as she was trying to set up SU’s offense. She spread her arms out wide in protest of the foul call and Hillsman signaled for a timeout after Arizona State dropped in another layup to extend its lead.The Syracuse marching band tried to will life back into the Carrier Dome by starting a “Let’s go Orange” chant with a small contingency of SU fans in attendance — most still waiting for Syracuse to make its first basket of the half to sit down again.“We couldn’t score,” Butler said.Syracuse never led in the second half, and coupled a season-low 58 shot attempts with a season-worst 23 total rebounds. Each time SU thought it found its answer offensively, the Sun Devils called back.Butler cut the deficit to four at the start of the fourth quarter with a quick jump shot, but ASU’s Quinn Dornstauder promptly beat SU big Briana Day on a fast break to lay in two more points.Hillsman shouted, “Don’t relax, keep fighting,” from the sideline. It was as close as Syracuse would ever get to the lead again.“If you sit back and let Syracuse shoot, then they’ll put 70-80 (points) on you that fast,” Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne said as she snapped her fingers. “We don’t sit back.”In the waning seconds of the fourth quarter, Syracuse got one of its final breaths from Fondren. She drove to the basket akin to Sykes, bumped into Moos as she threw her shot up and in off the backboard.There was no whistle for a foul or dismissive reaction. It was the shot Syracuse needed to make against the best nonconference opponent it has left to play, and it didn’t fall until 27.6 seconds remained in the contest.Said Hillsman: “I’m not concerned. It’s like we’re here in a funeral right now. A lot of games left. I’m not concerned.” Commentslast_img read more

The Laureus 2020 reward Messi and recognize the trajectory of the Spanish Basketball Federation

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first_imgThe Argentine soccer player of Barcelona, ​​Leo Messi, the English driver Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), the American gymnast Simone Biles and the South African rugby team were some of the great winners of the Laureus 2020 Awards, which were delivered this Monday in Berlin and left an honorary prize for the Spanish Basketball Federation for his male and female career during these last 20 years.In the category of ‘Best Male Athlete’, neither the Catalan rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), MotoGP world champion, nor the Balearic tennis player Rafa Nadal, winner in 2019 of Roland Garros, the US Open and the Davis Cup, could Conquer the precious statuette, which for the first time in the history of these awards was shared by Leo Messi and Lewis Hamilton, who received the same number of votes from the members of the Academy.The ’10’ Blaugrana did not go to Berlin and asked for “forgiveness” through a video. “I was very excited to be able to be for what it means and I want to send this message to thank the Academy for giving me this recognition. It is a very important prize and I am especially honored to be the first to win it in a group sport,” The Argentine said.For his part, Hamilton, who did attend the gala, recognized the “honor of being surrounded by so many stars and legends” and thanked Mercedes-Benz for giving “the opportunity” and Laureus “for changing the life of so many people around the world. ““It is everyone’s responsibility to use our platform to really push for gender equality, inclusion and make sure we are participating and trying to represent where the world is today,” added Stevenage, who in 2019 conquered his sixth F World Championship. -one.The ÑBA was surpassed by the Springboks, but ended the Extraordinary AchievementThere was also no luck for the national sport in the category of ‘Best International Team’, where the Spanish men’s basketball team, world champion last year, aspired to Laureus, but was defeated by the South African rugby team, world champion and who won his second Laureus after 2008. The ‘Springboks’ were also able to vote with Liverpool, Mercedes team, the US women’s soccer team and Toronto Raptors. Carlos Jiménez, Marta Fernández, Sergio Scariolo, Elisa Aguilar, Amaya Valdemoro and Pepu Hernández. Photo: EFE The Argentine wins the award for Best Sportsman of the Year with HamiltonThe FEB, award for two decades of triumphs in men’s and women’s teamsRafa Nadal, Marc Márquez and the Toronto Raptors are left without an awardcenter_img But the Spanish sport did not leave empty of the German capital since the Laureus Academy granted him an honorary award, the Extraordinary Achievement Award, which has only been awarded four times and in recognition of his work with the selections of All categories and genres.Elisa Aguilar, director of Competitions of the FEB, was in charge of thanking for receiving, from the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser, “a special prize”. “Here there is a lot of passion, humility, hard work and the effort of all those who commit to make it possible and who work hard in the shade to get this award. This recognition is an honor because there are many people behind us who continue to Spanish basketball continues to grow, “he said.The board was accompanied on stage by national coach Sergio Scariolo, former coach Pepu Hernández, and former players Carlos Jiménez, Amaya Valdemoro and Marta Fernández, and Pau Gasol also recorded a video of thanks for this “recognition of the hard work of all male and female teams. “Simone Biles takes her third Laureus at age 22In addition, the American gymnast Simone Biles repeated the award with respect to 2019 and won for the third time, also after 2017, the Laureus for the “ Best Female Athlete ” ahead of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Americans Allyson Felix, Megan Rapinoe and Mikkaela Shiffrin and the Japanese Naomi Osaka. “It’s great to have my third Laureus and I want to thank my family and my fans,” he said, in a live connection from his training place, the pentacampeona of the world last year.The winner of the Tour de France, the Colombian Egan Bernal (INEOS), won the ‘Revelation’ award, while the ‘Reappearance’ went to the German pilot Sophia Flörsch, who reappeared last November at the Macau GP , precisely where a year before he suffered a serious accident in F3 that caused a spinal fracture.The Ukrainian Oksana Masters won the award for ‘Best Athlete with Disability’ and the American ‘rider’ Chloe Kim for ‘Best Sports Athlete’. In addition, the Indian cricket team won the award that awarded the ‘Best Sports Moment’ of these 20 years of history of the awards for the conquest of the 2011 World Cup, and former German basketball player Dirk Nowitzki received the Trajectory award Deportiva, which closed a gala that also had a memory of the figure of the late Kobe Bryant, honored with a minute of applause.–LAUREUS 2020 AWARDS LISTBEST MALE SPORTSMAN: Leo Messi and Lewis Hamilton.BEST FEMALE SPORTSMAN: Simone Biles.BEST TEAM: South African rugby team.DISCLOSURE OF THE YEAR: Egan Bernal.RECURRENCE OF THE YEAR: Sophia Flörsch.BEST SPORTSMAN WITH DISABILITIES: Okasana Masters.BEST ACTION SPORTSMAN: Chloe Kim.EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Spanish Basketball Federation.BEST SPORTS MOMENT: Indian cricket team.SPORTS TRAJECTORY: Dirk Nowitzki.last_img read more