18 Sep

Manchester City punish 10-man Fulham 4-0 to reach FA Cup last 16

first_img(REUTERS) – Holders Manchester City served up an attacking masterclass as they thrashed 10-man Fulham 4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, with Gabriel Jesus scoring twice within three second-half minutes.Any hopes of Championship side Fulham causing an upset at the Etihad Stadium were dented in less than six minutes after captain Tim Ream received his marching orders for dragging down Jesus inside the box.“For a few moments I thought it would be a tough game,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “They’re a team with a lot of courage but it was a bit different after the red card.”Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan converted the resulting penalty for his fifth City goal of the campaign, before Bernardo Silva made it 2-0 for the hosts.Phil Foden slid the ball across the edge of the box to Silva, who made a sharp turn before driving the ball past Fulham keeper Marek Rodak into the bottom right corner.City continued to carve open Fulham in the second half, with substitute Raheem Sterling striking the crossbar from close range on the hour mark.Jesus eventually put the game to bed as he headed home a Joao Cancelo cross from the right wing.The Brazilian striker made it four, 163 seconds later, when he pounced on a rebound after Foden’s initial attempt had forced a save from Rodak.Having fallen 16 points behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League title race, City are now focused on winning the remaining three cup competitions in the second half of the season.Guardiola’s side are well placed to reach the League Cup final as they hold a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg of the semi-final against local rivals Manchester United on Wednesday.However, a tougher test awaits in the Champions League, where City meet Spanish giants Real Madrid in the last 16 next month.“The determination was always there and we will fight to win each competition,” Guardiola added. “Next is United and a chance to get to the final and that is our next target.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Nigerian Breweries Plc, NOC Reaffirm Partnership for Tokyo 2020

first_imgSpeaking on this strategic partnership, Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi, stated that, “Nigerian Breweries Plc. is passionate about sports in Nigeria and we know our consumers love to celebrate great moments in sports. We are thrilled to be able to bring people together to enjoy and celebrate Team Nigeria on their journey to Tokyo 2020 where we believe our talented athletes will do their best and shine.” In his response, the Secretary-General, NOC, Olabanji Oladapo said “We are happy to have Nigerian Breweries Plc as our partner. Amstel Malta and Star are brands we are excited to work with not only because of what the Nigeria Olympic Committee stands to gain but also because of what is in it for the fans and supporters of Team Nigeria.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pioneer brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), have reaffirmed their continued partnership in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.The agreement, which kicked off in 2018 will have two of Nigerian Breweries Plc’s biggest brands, Star Lager Beer and Amstel Malta headlining the partnership as official alcoholic and malt beverages of Team Nigeria.With Tokyo 2020 taking place next July, Amstel Malta and Star will play an important role in supporting Team Nigeria on their journey to and through the games. Both brands will not only support the team, but will also provide premium enjoyment for fans with engaging campaigns leading up to Tokyo 2020.last_img read more

14 Aug

Former Wellington football coach Linn Hibbs resigns at Shawnee Mission Northwest

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Linn Hibbs, a former head football coach at Wellington High School, has resigned after three seasons at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Shawnee Mission Northwest Athletic Director Angelo Giacalone confirmed that Hibbs had submitted his resignation Thursday morning to the school’s athletic office. His resignation is pending board approval.Giacalone said Hibb’s resignation is only for football and he will remain a high school physical education instructor.Giacalone would not elaborate any further citing personnel confidentiality.Hibbs, who was the head coach for Wellington High School from 1996-2010, had taken the head coaching job at Shawnee Northwest in the Kansas City area in 2012. In his three seasons he accumulated a 7-21 record at the Class 6A school. He was 2-7 in 2012, 3-7 in 2013 and 2-7 in 2014. Shawnee Mission Northwest is a member of the Sunflower League in northeast Kansas – considered by many to be toughest football league in the state.His Cougars did make the playoffs in 2013, losing to Lawrence Free State 40-14 in the first round.Hibbs was unavailable for comment at this writing.Hibbs is the most successful football coach in Wellington history having won two state championships in 2001 and 2002 and maintaining the state’s longest high school football playoff streak in the history of Kansas at the time.He won his 100th game in 2007 in the season opener against Kingman.Hibbs, a Wellington High School graduate from 1983,  took over the program in 1996, and immediately took the team to a state semifinals where it would lose to Ulysses. This had been the first time Wellington had advanced that far in the playoffs since the 1992 season.Wellington would continue its playoff streak in the late 1990s, but the program under his watch didn’t really take off until 1999 when after a 1-5 start, the Crusaders would advance to the Class 4A state semifinals.From that point forward, Wellington would sustain unprecedented success — getting state runner-up in 2000 losing to Fort Scott in the finals. The two teams would play twice more with Wellington winning both times against Fort Scott in 2001 and 2002.Wellington would not return to the state finals thereafter but had a couple of long playoff runs.The program hit a snag in 2010 going 2-8. But Wellington was still able to get into the playoffs. He resigned that spring. Hibbs would remain in the USD 353 school system for a year as the Wellington Middle School physical education instructor while working as an assistant for Andover Central. One year later he took the head coaching job at Shawnee Mission Northwest.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -16 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 296 weeks ago Coach Hibbs please come back home and lead our Crusaders back to the promised land. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago -12 Vote up Vote down Crusader Pride · 296 weeks ago Anyone thinking what I am…….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down jpbuellesfeld · 296 weeks ago Linn HIbbs is a 1982 Wellington,ks High school Graduate Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down Clumsy · 296 weeks ago Draft Hibbs. Report Reply 3 replies · active 296 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down mr ed · 296 weeks ago What the heck. With a record like his at Shawnee Mission and if you people didn’t know him you would raise hell if they hired him for a football coach. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Bobo · 296 weeks ago Got to have talent first can’t just expect an old coach to come back and be back to contending again. Lots of talent in those years, and nothing even close to that level now. Report Reply 1 reply · active 296 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Quaker Sam · 296 weeks ago Look elsewhere, smnw had a very athletic Sr class and should have been no worse than 2-1 in district and been 1 of the final 8 in 6A. He and staff also have a bad habitat of showcasing “thier” guys. This may work up to 4A but will not work in 5A-6A. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Quaker Sam · 296 weeks ago Look elsewhere, smnw had a very athletic Sr class and should have been no worse than 2-1 in district and been 1 of the final 8 in 6A. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Fan · 296 weeks ago Get over the past. Talent level was above anybody else in the 90’s. 7-21 records in KC area not to promising. Report Reply 0 replies · active 296 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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