Nike is pulling shoes with an early American flag design after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick complained.The Wall Street Journal reports the former 49ers quarterback told Nike he and others consider the Betsy Ross flag offensive because it was flown at a time when slavery was common in a number of states. Nike cancels “Betsy Ross Flag” sneaker after Kaepernick speaks out: report https://t.co/P23qZDElMS pic.twitter.com/UXtzimnr4M— The Hill (@thehill) July 2, 2019 The flag with 13 stars in a circle on a blue field, and 13 red and white stripes, was flown during the Revolutionary War and early days of the U.S.Nike had planned to release the shoes in celebration of the Fourth of July.
Virat Kohli overtook Brian lara’s tally of ODI runs.India beat New Zealand by eight wickets in Napier.Kohli is third in the all-time list of international centuries. New Delhi: Virat Kohli continued to break records just for fun as he achieved another special milestone during India’s win in the Napier ODI against New Zealand which they won by eight wickets. Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan (75*) shared a brilliant 91-run stand and it complimented the efforts of Kuldeep Yadav (4/39) and Mohammed Shami (3/19) as India dominated New Zealand in all departments. While Dhawan notched up a fifty after nine innings, Kohli continued his sublime run-making form. After starting off cautiously following Rohit Sharma’s wicket and a bizarre break due to sunshine shining directly at the batsmen, Kohli opened up with a couple of brilliant boundaries off Lockie Ferguson.In the 16th over bowled by left-arm orthodox bowler Mitchell Santner, Kohli blasted a drive past extra cover to reach 23. With that boundary, Kohli went past West Indies legend Brian Lara’s ODI tally of 10405 runs. Kohli made smooth progress and he managed to overturn an LBW decision on review. The Indian captain looked good for his 49th fifty but he top-edged a short ball from Ferguson to perish for 45. highlights While Lara took 299 games to reach 10405 runs, Kohli has crossed this mark in just 220 games. Out of all the batsmen who have gone past 10000 runs, only Kohli and MS Dhoni have an average in excess of 50. Kohli’s strike-rate of 92 is the best among all batsmen, with Sri Lanka dasher Sanath Jayasuriya striking at 91. Sachin Tendulkar leads the tally with 18426 runs from 463 ODIs followed by Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara who hit 14234 runs in 404 ODIs.Kohli has amassed plenty of records in ODIs. He is second in the all-time tally of ODI centuries, with 39 tons. He already has 64 international tons, which is the third-most behind Tendulkar and former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. During his last century against Australia in Adelaide, Kohli affirmed himself as the chase master in ODIs again. This was his 24th in a chase and India have lost just three times, once to Australia in Canberra, against New Zealand in Napier in 2014 and recently against West Indies in Pune. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
This semester saw the creation of the USC chapter of the National Organization of Business and Engineering, which aims to bring together students from the business and engineering fields and is the only organization of its kind at USC.NOBE was founded at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and now has chapters at other schools such as Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.USC’s chapter hopes to unite students from the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business, because it believes the relationship between the two is vital.“All businesses incorporate technology, even on a superficial level,” said Alden Mitchell, NOBE treasurer for the USC chapter and a freshman majoring in electrical engineering and economics. “Technology companies, such as Google and Apple, that are predicated on the success of their technology are contingent on being able to carry out business processes.”The organization believes students from the two fields should come together because their roles are becoming more intertwined. Mitchell said technology services and companies such as Apple rely on engineers to build, construct and think of the projects, but they still need to sell the products, which makes businesspeople necessary.“Engineers are interested in business because it’s a great place to get into having a technology background,” Mitchell said. “Businesspeople in turn can see what and why engineers are learning. I think this mutual understanding could be very beneficial to them.”Michael Soh, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering and the president of the USC chapter of NOBE, learned about NOBE through a friend. After contacting the national organization, he set up the USC chapter with two of his friends.The USC chapter has attracted about 25 members to the new organization.The chapter will be hosting workshops and networking events, where Mitchell hopes students will acquire the skills that are used in both the business and engineering fields.It is the promise of these events that encouraged Amy Rasplicka, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, to join NOBE.“I’m really looking forward to networking events because I’d like to try to get an internship as soon as possible,” Rasplicka said. “They plan on bringing professionals to speak to us and I think that would be really helpful.”The organization’s first major event will take place Feb. 28, when a speaker from Qualcomm will talk about the integration of business and engineering.The chapter has events lined up every week for the rest of the semester, and it just received recognition at the national level.“Now that we’re officially recognized, we will have access to the national online database,” Soh said. “Students will be able to upload their résumés for others to see.”In the long term, the USC chapter aims to add to their list of corporate sponsors, which currently includes the education company Kaplan, Inc.“Especially for an organization like us that claims to provide professional experience, we need to have corporate interaction,” Mitchell said. “We’d love to be in a position where our corporate sponsors see the vitality and potential of our group and support that. I don’t think that will be particularly hard once we get more members and connections.”
When USC running back Stafon Johnson forced his way into the end zone last Saturday, we all realized that Ohio State had lost yet another big game on a big stage. And I knew that once the Matt Barkley praise died down, the Big Ten trashing would once again rise up.Every year, Big Ten football players and fans are smacked across the face by mainstream media outlets that insist the conference has reached rock bottom. The most popular topic of discussion next to Tim Tebow’s eternal greatness is the state of the Big Ten and, more specifically, how bad the conference has become.But enough is enough — at least for one Big Ten fan.It’s about time someone provided some insight from the other side of the argument. It’s about time someone stood up for the historic, revenue-pumping conference that is the Big Ten.I’m about to be that guy.For me, the conference debate comes down to three main points: perception, recruiting and bowl game records.Now people’s perception of the Big Ten is greatly influenced by mainstream media, so let’s take a closer look at the unbalanced media coverage. In week one of the college football season, we saw a ranked Iowa team struggle to win a game against Northern Iowa and, in week two, we saw Michigan State lose to Central Michigan. These poor performances brought a ton of negative attention to the Big Ten.But what about the other conferences? Is the Big Ten the only league that suffers from an upset?In case you missed it, the high-powered Oklahoma State Cowboys from the mighty Big 12 Conference (arguably the nation’s best conference at the start of the season) lost to Houston. That’s right, the No. 5 team in the nation lost to Houston, at home. In all honesty, I heard more discussion about Northern Iowa’s near upset of Iowa and Central Michigan’s win over Michigan State.Where is the criticism of the Big 12? I know Oklahoma was without Sam Bradford, but the Sooners already have a loss, and the Cowboys couldn’t even hold off Houston at home. Throw in Colorado’s blowout loss to Toledo and Kansas State’s loss to Louisiana Lafayette (who?) and that looks like a pretty weak Big 12 to me.It just seems like an upset in the Big Ten is always front and center, even when a team in the top five suffers a defeat to a team no one has ever heard of.When this issue of national perception comes up, something about Big Ten recruiting usually follows. With all of this negativity surrounding the Big Ten, one must assume that Big Ten recruiting has taken a major hit. That couldn’t be further from the truth.Despite getting destroyed in recent National Championship games, the Ohio State Buckeyes have continued to recruit at an elite level. Take star ratings with a grain of salt, but according to Rivals.com, OSU had the third-best recruiting class in 2009. Terrelle Pryor — the nation’s top recruit in the class of 2008 — made the choice to continue his football career in the Big Ten.Plus, other top programs like Penn State and Michigan have continued to bring in highly rated classes, despite this supposed dark cloud that surrounds the conference.When push comes to shove in college football, or any sport for that matter, it comes down to winning, and it is quite obvious that the Big Ten has struggled to win bowl games.So, how could I argue with the Big Ten’s 1-6 bowl record last year?Well, for one, the system does not do the Big Ten any favors. In fact, the way the bowl system works, middle-of-the-pack Big Ten teams are put at a significant disadvantage.First, let’s look at the conference’s top teams from last year.The Nittany Lions earned a spot in the Rose Bowl and met USC in the Trojan’s own backyard. They were put up against a potent USC team, a team that — in my opinion — would have given Florida all they could handle had they met in the National Championship.Ohio State was put up against Texas in the Fiesta Bowl and lost on a last-second touchdown. If you asked Texas head coach Mack Brown how big a gap he saw between his conference and the Big Ten conference that Ohio State represented, I doubt he’d tell you he saw any gap at all.Ohio State played well enough to win that Fiesta Bowl and they should have beaten USC last weekend, but the Buckeyes just continue to lose these big games at the end.But one or two teams do not make up an entire conference. What about the rest of the Big Ten?Iowa was the only Big Ten team to win a bowl game (they beat South Carolina), but take a closer look at the individual matchups and you’ll see the disadvantages.Our own Wisconsin Badgers, who held the seventh-best record in the Big Ten, played Florida State, an ACC team that finished second best in its conference.The Northwestern Wildcats — a resurgent program that was fifth overall in the conference last season — played the Big 12 North Champion Missouri Tigers.Every year we see teams near the top of the ACC or Big 12 standings play Big Ten teams that are no better than fifth overall in the conference. Are those bowl games fair? It sure doesn’t seem like those are equal matchups to me.The Big Ten has certainly seen better days, but the state of the conference is not as bad as everyone makes it out be. It’s a flawed system, and the Big Ten suffers from it.Yes, Ohio State has struggled to win big games and that has contributed to the conference’s lack of respect, but the national media and unbalanced bowl system have contrived this “Big Ten crisis” that simply does not exist.I understand that the conference needs to start winning bowl games despite the disadvantages it faces, but I refuse to believe the Big Ten is falling apart.
The Merseysiders have lost their last 4 against their bitter rivals and Lallana wants to end that poor run.United boss Louis Van Gaal says while he knows the rivalry is fierce he’s not getting wrapped up in it.Tottenham are also in action tonight they face Borussia Dortmund in Germany at 6. They’re up against a side who’ve scored 61 goals in 19 home games so far this campaign.
The latter’s Chairman Joe Hannigan accepts the democratic decision of the County Board but is still firmly of the view that the Duffy proposals won’t be good for football in the Premier. Delegates at last night’s monthly meeting voted 36 to 20 in favour of backing the changes put forward by GAA Director General Paraic Duffy.The three-year trial – which includes an All-Ireland Quarter-Final Group Stage – will come into force from next year if it’s approved at Congress this weekend.Tipperary senior football manager Liam Kearns, all his players and the Tipperary Football Board have come out strongly against the suggested new format.
Seamus Power is 3 off the lead heading into Day 2 of the Canadian Open.The Waterford man is 4 under after a first round 68 while Shane Lowry is 3 under and Graeme Mc Dowell is 2 over. Photo © – Tipp FM Irish amateur Paul Mc Bride resumes from 6 off the lead on 2 under at the Porshe European Open later.Paul Dunne is 2 over and is underway.Meanwhile
Mr. Herbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), followed up on his previous meeting in June this year with IRB (International Rugby Board) executives as he held further discussions with Mr. Jean-Luc Barthes, the Regional Development Manager (Africa) of the IRB.The meeting took place at the IRB offices in Dublin and was also attended by Mr. David Carrigy, Head of Development and International Relations and Mr. Morgan Buckley, General Manager Development where outstanding issues about GRFU were addressed.Though the IRB and CAR were extremely impressed with the plans and speed of the Ghana agenda, they raised concern about the level and nature of communication.Mr. Carrigy explained that the IRB and Care had to service all their members, noting it was not possible to always do it simultaneously for all members at the same time. All parties agreed that phone calls would sometimes be more appropriate especially when time is of the essence in this cross cultural world.Mr. Mensah told the media the meeting was conducted in a positive mood and he was extremely grateful to Mr. Carrigy for arranging the meeting at short notice with the focus on what the requirements are for Ghana Rugby to become a Full Member of the IRB and thus to qualify for development support.Mr. Carrigy, he said, took time to explain both procedure and the constitution which outlined and determined the relationship between Ghana and the governing bodies. Mr. Buckley also clarified what was expected from Ghana in order to attain full status, Mr. Mensah recounted.The GRFU President said the meeting became a learning process for him as he better understood why Ghana had not reached the mark after eleven years!“Although Ghana Rugby is a full member of CAR (Confederation of African Rugby), it is only an associate member of the IRB and therefore does not qualify for development support – something that Ghana Rugby desperately needs,” Mr. Mensah said.Ghana Rugby elected a new Board on 5th June 2014 and was tasked by the President to make a proper assessment of the state of Rugby in Ghana and come up with a four-year Blueprint.“The assessment was completed and involved many stakeholders. Discussions on the proposed Blueprint were successfully held at the first ever Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Forum on 27 August 2014 and a Blueprint will be published and sent to CAR as per their requirements,” Mr. Mensah noted. The assessment also included consideration of a CAR evaluation initiated in 2013 but was never concluded. In this regard, Mr. Mensah said CAR committed itself to send a new team in the foreseeable future to re-valuate Ghana Rugby in the light of its application for Full IRB Membership, expressing his happiness to be working with Mr. Jean-Luc Barthes and Mohamed Dhermouni responsible for Rugby development in North and West Africa.The draft Blueprint that was published on the Ghana Rugby website (http://ghanarugby.org) to solicit comments from stakeholders painted a bleak picture of the current state of Rugby in Ghana with probably the biggest challenge being the need to raise funding for the various programmes.Mr. Mensah is therefore remarked, “The future of Ghana Rugby is without doubt dependent on the successful planning, structuring and implementation of a grassroots programme at school level. Previous attempts at this have all resulted in non-sustainable or manageable projects. The new Blueprint aims to bring schools development within the Club structure but that will obviously also require sponsorship.”Other programmes on the schedule include the local 15s men’s league that is being planned for November 2014 and January – February 2015 that will include 63 matches in total. In addition a 7s tournament will be held in April over the Easter weekend.Mr. Mensah also touched on issues of funding when CAR announces the schedules for international matches. “Besides for funding tournaments and matches Ghana Rugby also needs to invest in governance issues and specifically in the appointment of certain full time staff to take care of development of both the national teams and to support Zonal development aspects,” Mr. Mensah said.“Ghana Rugby are grateful for the clarity given by Messrs Carrigy, Buckley and Barthes and would be working much closer with Mr. Barthes to ensure a development programme which was both manageable and sustainable,” he promised.
Tunisia fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with Nigeria as the Super Eagles missed a chance to qualify for the next round in the second Group C match at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.Nigeria went ahead through Elvis Chikatara on 51 minutes after a barren first half. Their joy was however shortlived whenTunisia levelled on 69 minutes through Ahmed Akaichi’s header.The Carthage Eagles could have easily snatched the winner late on when Akaichi’s goal bound strike was clared off the line by Kalu.The result meant Nigeria stayed on top of the group, with four points, and Tunisia moved to second on two points.Their positions in the table remained the same after Guinea and Niger drew 2-2 in the other Group C match. Niger took the lead through Issa Moussa’s goal but it was cancelled out by Alseny Camara’s third goal of the tournament just a minute later.Niger regained the lead four minutes into the second half with Moussa on target again to score his second goal of the competitionGuinea levelled for a second time with 12 minutes to go through Aboubacar Bangoura.The final matches in Group C are on Tuesday when Nigeria play Guinea and Tunisia face Niger.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports