Barewa Beats Cowrie to Retain President’s Cup

first_imgMan-of-the match and Barewa Captain, Nuhu Ibrahim created the second try after picking the ball from a loose ruck before releasing Muhammed wide on the left for Barewa’s second try in the 60th minute.Cowrie without their captain Onoru Jatto and wing man, Christian Ogar, launched endless attacks on the Barewa defence, forcing their full back Gabriel John to make three try saving tackles deep inside the their half.Cowrie eventually made a try of their own when a quick penalty was taken and ball quickly moved wide left from Azeez Olanrewaju to Jeremiah to cross the whitewash and Barewa held on for their back-to-back win.Cowrie dominate the scrum and breakdown.The Lagos league champions determined to add the trophy to their cabinet decided to throw bodies into the ruck and they succeeded in halting Barewa’s momentum.Cowrie dominated the scrum by pushing Barewa five to ten meters backwards most times and disrupted the Kano team’s line-out dominance for most part of the game.‎Despite spirited fight from Cowrie, Barewa won by 13-5.National rugby team, the Black Stallion’s captain who starred for Cowrie, Azeez Ladipo, blamed lack of adequate preparations for they loss suffered in the hands Barewa.“I think it has to do with our preparations, it wasn’t right for this. We did all we could but the guys are already winding down for the year and most of them are not around.”We just had to gather the players around for this game. That is not an excuse though; we just lost to a better prepared team,” Ladipo admitted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barewa Rugby Club of Kano became the back-to-back champions of President’s Cup at the weekend. It defeated Cowrie Rugby Club of Lagos at the Mainbowl of National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos last Saturday.Tries from Joshua Etim and Sani Muhammed helped the northern champions into a 13-0 lead, but Cowrie hit back through Jeremiah Peters through unconverted try.Both teams brought in their kicking game in a strong contest for territory after which Joshua Etim dotted down in the 30th minute to put Barewa ahead.last_img read more

MBB : Syracuse center Melo announces decision to enter NBA Draft

first_img Comments Fab Melo has decided to enter into the 2012 NBA Draft, Syracuse Athletics announced in a press release Thursday.The sophomore center will move on to play professionally after enjoying a breakout season for the Orange and consulting his family and SU head coach Jim Boeheim.‘After meeting with my mother, my family and Coach Boeheim, I have decided to enter my name in to the 2012 NBA Draft,’ Melo said in the statement. ‘Being able to play professional basketball has been my dream since I first starting playing this game and now I have the opportunity to accomplish that dream.’Melo leaves Syracuse after a tumultuous two-year career. As a freshman, he struggled to stay on the floor for extended minutes as a result of being out of shape. This season, though, was a complete turnaround for Melo who developed into dominant force in the middle of the Orange’s 2-3 zone before missing the NCAA Tournament due to an eligibility issue.Melo plans to sign with an agent, according to the release.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 7-foot center finished the season averaging 5.8 rebounds per game, and also blocked 2.9 blocks per contest, good for 11th in the nation. In Syracuse’s game against Seton Hall on Dec. 28, Melo set a school record with 10 blocks in one game. He was also honored as the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.Melo is the second member of the 2011-12 Orange team to decide to turn pro, after guard Dion Waiters announced his decision on March 26. Melo will likely be a coveted center in the upcoming NBA draft, which takes place June 28 in Newark, N.J. A mock draft by draftexpress.com has the Miami Heat drafting Melo with the 28th pick of the first round.Despite his strong year on the floor, his season was marred by controversy. He missed three games in January after being declared ineligible for an academic issue, and was then declared ineligible for the entire NCAA Tournament.‘Coach Boeheim, Coach (Mike) Hopkins and the rest of the Syracuse staff have helped me develop as a player and as a man and I will always be appreciative for what they’ve done for me,’ Melo said in the statement. ‘I wish Syracuse University, the basketball program and the Syracuse fans nothing but the best.’cjiseman@syr.edu Published on April 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UFC: Jose Aldo looks insanely scrawny in his current weight cut for bantamweight debut

first_imgHow does Jose Aldo look in his cut down to 135? pic.twitter.com/8BwRr1FRWx— Thefightgame88 (@thefightgame88) December 5, 2019 Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 22:27 IST UFC: Jose Aldo Looks Insanely Scrawny In His Current Weight Cut For Bantamweight Debut Take a look at Jose Aldo’s insane weight cut for his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245. Know more about the upcoming fight between them. FOLLOW US Featherweight legend Jose Aldo is bidding goodbye to his former division. He will go up against Marlon Moraes in his bantamweight debut at UFC 245. The Brazilian had a great career at 145 lbs unit but his recent fights did not go as per plan. Jose Aldo has faced three defeats in his last five fights and he has turned his attention towards the bantamweight roster. However, Jose Aldo’s current weight cut is quite surprising and UFC fans are shocked to see the former champion in his new avatar. First Published: 6th December, 2019 22:27 IST 9 months ago UFC: Everything you need to know about the new ‘UFC Honors’ award @danawhite when I talk about something I”m talking seriously and for real. I already made a test and I can make this weight!— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 21, 2019 Also Read | UFC: Justin Gaethje Baits Conor McGregor For A Future Fight By Ridiculing His ComebackUFC: Jose Aldo looks shredded in bantamweightAccording to the former featherweight champion of UFC, he is in the final stages of his weight cut down and is feeling absolutely fine. Jose Aldo had to undergo a proper diet to get down to 135 lbs. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Jose Aldo revealed that he consumed salad for almost two months to change his physique. The Brazilian has given up on meat and steak, as his diet has been replaced by two pounds of salad every day. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s new physique for bantamweight bout. Thoughts on recent picture of Jose Aldo a little over a week until his Bantamweight debut? #UFC245 #MMA #MMATwitter pic.twitter.com/476O1GM5Um— Giancarlo Aulino (@Gian_411) December 5, 2019 9 months ago Brock Lesnar’s comeback victory over Shane Carwin is still one of UFC’s greatest fights 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov channels inner LeBron James, scores fantastic basket Written By Raj Sarkar center_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Channels Inner LeBron James, Scores Fantastic BasketAlso Read | UFC: Everything You Need To Know About The New ‘UFC Honors’ Award       WATCH US LIVE Jose Aldo is a veteran and he had been undefeated for ten years before breaking down in front of Conor McGregor at UFC 194. However, there is no doubt that Jose Aldo is one of the greatest martial artists in the promotion. He possesses the power to win a fight from any situation. Take a look at Jose Aldo’s iconic moments in UFC. 9 months ago UFC: Justin Gaethje baits Conor McGregor for a future fight by ridiculing his comeback 9 months ago UFC: Colby Covington calls out Dana White for being a ‘coward’ and ‘spreading lies’ COMMENT Also Read | UFC: Colby Covington Calls Out Dana White For Being A ‘coward’ And ‘spreading Lies’UFC 245: Jose Aldo vs Marlon MoraesBoth the men are known for their explosive punches and super speed body moments. Their upcoming fight is expected to be a dog-fight. While Jose Aldo is new in the division, Marlon Moraes has already got his hands upon Jimmie Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Thus, he can offer a hard time for Jose Aldo inside the octagon. Some recent photos Jose Aldo, bantamweight edition. pic.twitter.com/oF0VhDVHeF— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 5, 2019last_img read more