Lions cage Nondies to seal unbeaten year

first_imgNondies would make a foray into KCB territory, forcing their hosts into an infringement. Simon Chege would drill home the penalty, slashing the deficit to 10-3. With Nondies on the under the cosh, Head Coach Kanyi Gitonga threw on Derrick Wamalwa, Edwin Alubaka, Ken Nyagetuba and Teddy Salano who had all been left on the bench. They would steady the ship but could not prevent prop forward Sidney Mwai from going over, again from a maul with Fabian Olando converting for a 20-3 lead. Former KCB player Wamalwa would go over, seeing his side trail 20-8 at the interval.A tentative start to the second half saw both sides engage cautious, but it was KCB who had the upper hand despite Gitonga’s side remaining competitive. With the half drawing on, it was the home side who saw more ball but thrice Olando’s decision making, opting to keep possession when it was more practical to commit his marker and release his support player cost the bankers try scoring opportunities. Ian Indimuli’s try was just reward for the Lions pressure, his bonus point try giving them a 25-8 before Wamalwa’s last gasp consolation try for Nondies saw the match end 25-15.Nakuru inflicted a second defeat in three matches to hosts Impala RFC, beating them 22-18 at the Impala Club while Mwamba registered a 64-8 win over Kisumu RFC at the Kisumu Polytechnic grounds.Quins and Homeboyz were not in action after their opponents, Strathmore and Mean Machine engaged in the Kenya University Games currently ongoing in Ruaraka.Collated Kenya Cup ResultsKCB 25 Nondies 15Impala 18 Nakuru 22Kisumu 8 Mwamba 640Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, December 19- Kenya Commercial Bank registered a 25-15 win over Nondescript RUFC, closing out the calendar year unbeaten as the Kenya Cup league breaks for the festive season.This match at the Lions Den in Ruaraka saw the bankers go 5-0 ahead after only 22 seconds, when winger Darwin Mukidza grounded the ball after his team’s first phase attack. They would go 10-0 up when Eric Kabii, at the end of a rolling maul from a line out deep in Nondies territory went over. last_img read more

Bharat Chettri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics

first_imgGoalkeeper Bharat Chettri was named captain of the Indian hockey team for the London Olympics on Monday.The 16-member squad and two stand-bys were announced by Hockey India (HI) after a two-day (June 6-7) trial at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.The trials were witnessed by HI selectors B.P. Govinda and Balbir Singh, with chief coach Michael Nobbs, assistant coach Mohammed Riaz, exercise physiologist David John and government observer Harbinder Singh.Sarvanjit Singh and Kothajit Singh are the two stand-bys while Sardar Singh has been named as the vice-captain.Eight-time champions India have been clubbed with Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, New Zealand and Belgium in Group B. Australia, Great Britain, Spain, Pakistan, Argentina and South Africa are in Group A.India start their campaign against the Netherlands, July 30 at the Riverbank Arena. They next face New Zealand, August 1, Olympic champions Germany (August 3), South Korea (August 4) and Belgium (August 7).All the matches will be played on blue artificial turf with yellow kookaburra balls. The pitch has pink runways.The Indian team will reach London July 19 after its Europe tour of France and Spain.India, who missed the 2008 Beijing Games for the first time in 80 years, qualified for the 2012 London Games beating France 8-1 in the final match of the qualifier here earlier this year.The squad for the Europe tour:Goalkeepers: Bharat Chetri (captain) and P.R. SreejeshDefenders: V.R.Raghunath, Ignace Tirkey, Sandeep SinghMidfielders: Sardar Singh (vice captain), Kothajit Singh, Gurbaj Singh, Birendra Lakra, Manpreet SinghForwards: S.V. Sunil, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Sarvanjit Singh, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Tushar Khandker, Dharamvir Singh, S.K. UthappaadvertisementTeam officials: Michael Nobbs (chief coach), Mohammed Riaz (coach), Clarence Lobo (coach), David John (physiotherapist), Shrikant Iyengar (manager), Hari Shanker Narayanan (video analyst)last_img read more

Hotshots make it 5 straight

first_imgPOC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Magnolia, which opened its conference with two straight losses, matched league-leading TNT’s streak this conference.The Hotshots opened the floodgates early, taking a 32-15 lead after the first quarter on the strength of an 18-0 run that broke a deadlock at 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJio Jalalon’s jumper capped that blitzkrieg that gave Magnolia a 30-12 lead with half a minute left in the period.Magnolia’s biggest scare didn’t come in the form of a scoring outburst from the Bolts but in star guard Paul Lee falling to the floor after what looked like an ankle sprain. Magnolia continued its hot streak and zapped Meralco, 99-88, in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special at MVA City Coliseum in Zamboanga.Local hero Mark Barroca had himself a homecoming to remember with 21 points and seven assists as he spearheaded the Hotshots’ fifth straight victory that maintained their hold of the third seed with a 5-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Delroy James accidentally landed on Lee’s left foot that momentarily sent the oft-injured guard to the bench with 10:21 to play.Lee, though, returned to the game at the 5:31 mark, finishing the game with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting.James Farr held the paint for the Hotshots with 19 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks while Ian Sangalang added 11 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Petron scores, but Cignal sends a message PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Manchester United close in on €50m Fred but balk at Milinkovic-Savic fee

first_imgManchester United Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share via Email Manchester City Topics Manchester United are closing in on the signing of the Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for €50m (£43.7m) but an attempt to add Sergej Milinkovic‑Savic to José Mourinho’s squad has been put on hold for now after Lazio set the 23-year-old’s asking price at €100m (£87.4m).United are in advanced talks with the Ukrainian club and representatives of Fred, who had also interested Manchester City as a potential long-term replacement for Fernandinho, and hope to finalise a deal in the coming days. Predominantly a defensive midfielder who can also play at left‑back, the 25-year-old signed a five-year contract in January and was included in Brazil’s squad for next month’s World Cup. Reuse this content Read more newscenter_img Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Gianluigi Buffon in advanced talks over a move to PSG Shakhtar Donetsk Share on LinkedIn Juventus Lazio Transfer window After the retirement of Michael Carrick and with Marouane Fellaini yet to sign a contract extension at Old Trafford, Mourinho is looking to bolster his midfield options this summer and United have also registered a strong interest in Milinkovic-Savic. However, after Lazio failed to qualify for the Champions League next season, it is understood that the Italian side want a fee worth up to €100m (£87.4m) for the Serbia international, who is under contract in Rome until 2022. Milinkovic-Savic’s agent, Mateja Kezman, said last week that there is “enormous interest” in the Spain-born midfielder, although United are not willing to spend a fee that would come close to the €105m they paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016.United have also showed an interest in Nice’s Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michaël Seri, who has been tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and City in the past, although Pep Guardiola’s side have been in negotiations over a £52m move for the Napoli midfielder Jorginho.One player who looks set to depart Old Trafford this summer is Matteo Darmian. The Italy defender has only one year of his contract remaining and is expected to join Juventus, the Serie A champions, for about €12m.last_img read more