Wagner’s strike proves ‘Goal is money’; dethrones Sparta Boss

first_imgA capacity crowd saw West Ruimveldt’s ‘Gold is Money’ dethrone Sparta Boss to become the new champions of the Georgetown Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition which ended on Saturday night, at Demerara Park.The tournament which has enjoyed massive turnouts from Day One, once again demonstrated why its popularity among the fans is second to none.Randolph Wagner, who has been one of the leading players in the tournament, saved the best for last when he fired in the lone goal of the game in the 26th minute to ignite huge celebrations among the thousands of supporters of the team.The former champions who have been experiencing one of their leanest periods in the street format, saw a lapse in concentration account for the goal, after Sheldon Shepherd overcompensated in attack only to expose the goal and Wagner finished a pass from the back with aplomb.With the newly-installed ‘Guinness Goal’ still in effect in the final three minutes of the game, Sparta Boss attacked with menace, but the youthful ‘Gold is Money’ unit remained dogged in defence and ensured that there would be no three-peat for the former champs, as referee Wayne Griffith finally blew the whistle to set off a euphoric scene among the winners’ supporters.For the win, ‘Gold is Money’ went home with $500,000, the winning trophy and an automatic berth in the national playoffs, while Sparta Boss won $250,000 and a trophy.Earlier, in the third place playoff, Leopold Street showed no mercy for Bent Street with a 3-0 drubbing, thanks to a Guinness Goal from Tyrese Forde in the 27th minute, while Orandel Williams 9th minute strike had given them the early lead.Leopold Street went away with $200,000 and a trophy, while Bent Street collected $100,000 and a trophy for their efforts.In the Plate Section, North East La Penitence grabbed the $60,000 winner-take-all on offer with a narrow 1-0 win over Kingston. Kelvin Morre’s 26th minute effort was all it took to secure the win.Meanwhile, Guinness Brand Manager, Lee Baptiste, speaking after the conclusion of the night’s proceedings, said he was heartened by the support from the fans and communities and promised that the event is here to stay.He also commended the work done by the Guyana Police Force throughout the tournament, adding that their excellent job did not go unrecognised. The tournament was coordinated by Three Peat Promotions.Attention now turns to the West Side which is expected to commence their tournament in January at the Pouderoyen Market Tarmac.last_img read more

Throwback to Floyd Mayweather’s heated argument with a reporter which SHOCKED fans

first_imgLast Updated: 17th December, 2019 17:31 IST Throwback To Floyd Mayweather’s Heated Argument With A Reporter Which SHOCKED Fans Floyd Mayweather is equally deadly outside the boxing ring and Brian Kenny got a taste of it during a live interview in 2009. Know what happened and more LIVE TV Also Read | Dillian Whyte Takes Shots At Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury And Andy Ruiz JrBoxing: Floyd Mayweather UFC debutThe superstar boxer has decided to step out of retirement in 2020 and he is ready to leave his footprints on UFC. There is no official announcement about Floyd Mayweather’s UFC debut but UFC President Dana White and Floyd Mayweather himself has confirmed that they are planning something big for the next year. Take a look at Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram announcement. Raj Sarkar Floyd Mayweather is arguably one of the best boxers of all time who has never faced defeat in his entire career. The American superstar is not only about his clean boxing record as but he is equally renowned for a flamboyant lifestyle and media antics, which is often very raw and he is not afraid to keep it that way. When it comes down to his legacy, Floyd Mayweather never comprises be it a fight or a mere interview, and he proved it by delivering a stunning reply to ESPN’s Brian Kenny during a live interview in 2009.Also Read | Khabib Nurmagomedov Posts Throwback Video Of Mike Tyson, Calls It ‘unforgettable History’Boxing: Throwback to Floyd Mayweather argument with Brian Kenny in 2009Floyd Mayweather was about to square off against Juan Manuel Marquez for a championship fight when he attended his ‘famous’ live interview for ESPN. Brian Kenny was scheduled to interview the American champion but things did not fall in place as Kenny failed to recognise Floyd Mayweather as the best fighter of the planet. The interview lost its ground on the very initial stage as Brian Kenny referred to Floyd Mayweather as the ‘former’ No. 1 pound for pound fighter in the world. No wonder, Floyd Mayweather did not like it as he was referred as the former pound for pound king but Brian Kenny argued that Mayweather’s retirement has pulled him out of the P4P rankings. Things went from bad to worse after that since Floyd Mayweather did not hold back and slammed Brian Kenny with a stunning reply.Floyd Mayweather took a dig at Brian Kenny and said, “I forgot, I’m talking to Brian Kenny, a guy who’s never laced up gloves a day in his life, who don’t know nothing about boxing”. The heated argument broke all boundaries as Floyd Mayweather kept his choice of words intact throughout the interview and kept on taking shots at Kenny. Hear it from Floyd Mayweather himself. Also Read | Wladimir Klitscko Wants To Fight Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua And Tyson Fury At 43Also Read | WATCH | Floyd Mayweather Gets His Ankles Snapped In A Charitable Basketball Game First Published: 17th December, 2019 17:31 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Texans, Jadeveon Clowney not expected to reach long-term deal, report says

first_img Carson Wentz’s teammate says Eagles quarterback is in ‘different mental state’ The report noted Clowney will play this season under his $15.9 million franchise tag, adding that he isn’t expected to miss any games once the regular season starts but likely won’t be in attendance for the majority of training camp.ProFootballTalk, citing an unidentified league source, reported general manager Brian Gaine and coach Bill O’Brien disagreed on whether to make a long-term commitment to Clowney, who was the first player selected during O’Brien’s tenure in Houston. Better luck next year, Jadeveon Clowney.According to the Houston Chronicle, which cited unidentified sources, the Texans are not expected to reach a long-term deal with the 26-year-old before the July 15 deadline. 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo is ‘moving in the right direction,’ feels great ahead of training camp Tyreek Hill’s full argument with fiancee aired by Kansas City radio station Related News Should the team opt to tender Clowney again in 2020, his one-year salary will increase by 20 percent to $19.16 million. Without a long-term deal or a second tag, Clowney would be set to become a free agent.Clowney has spent his entire career with the Texans after being selected out of South Carolina with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft. The All-Pro defender has logged 29 sacks and five forced fumbles en route to three consecutive Pro Bowl selections during his career.He has 18.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over the past two seasons.last_img read more

Barrett and Fifita to make All Black debuts

first_imgThe Hurricanes pair have been named in the reserves.Fullback Ben Smith will captain the side for the first time as regular skipper Kieran Read is still recovering from injury.The match will be a milestone for first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, who will run out in his 50th test, while midfielder Sonny Bill Williams returns in his first game since the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham.”It’s also going to be a big night for Jordie and Vaea as they’re both likely to play a part on the night. They’ve both been in great form and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do at this level,” said coach Steve Hansen.”Samoa is about to kick off the qualifying stage of their Rugby World Cup campaign, so this will make them even more dangerous.”The Samoans are always a challenge and will play with a high level of physicality and skill. At the very minimum, we will need to match that,” he said.”This first week has been about bringing together the players from the five different Super clubs and reintroducing them to the All Blacks way. We’ve had a good week and are really looking forward to this match,” said Hansen.The All Blacks-Samoa match kicks off at 8pm on Friday, while Tonga play Wales at 5.30pm.The match day 23 (Test caps in brackets. * denotes new cap):Joe Moody (24), Codie Taylor (15), Owen Franks (90), Brodie Retallick (60), Samuel Whitelock (84), Jerome Kaino (77), Sam Cane (40), Ardie Savea (12), Aaron Smith (58), Beauden Barrett (49), Julian Savea (52), Sonny Bill Williams (33), Anton Lienert-Brown (9), Israel Dagg (61), Ben Smith – captain (60),Reserves: Nathan Harris (4), Wyatt Crockett (58), Charlie Faumuina (46), Scott Barrett (4), Vaea Fifita*, T J Perenara (29), Lima Sopoaga (6), Jordie Barrett *last_img read more