African Games: Finally, a Ghana gold medal!

first_imgGhana won its first gold medal at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Morocco on Tuesday.17-year-old athlete, Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah won gold after finishing first in the women’s high jump with the best clearance of 1.84m. Morocco’s Rhizlane Siba and Dibow Ariyat Ubang came second and third respectively with the same clearance of 1.81m. Prior to Tuesday, Ghana had won four medals – all bronze in weightlifting courtesy Winnifred Ntumi (three) and David Akwei. Team Ghana now find themselves 20th on the medal table with five medals. Egypt lead with a total of 136 medals, followed by South Africa and hosts Morocco with 56 and 71 medals respectively after nine days of the games.  Earlier on Tuesday, sprinters Josep Paul Amoah and Sean Safo-Antwi both missed out on medals in the men’s 100m finals, finishing 4th and 5th respectively.Grace Obour reached the women’s 400m finals after finishing second in the semi-finals in a time of 52.14s. —last_img read more

Javier Baez keeps finding new ways to entertain Cubs fans

first_imgBaez, as he usually does from the right side, swung for the fences from the other batter’s box. He fell to a knee as he flew a ball to center field. Javier Baez is not a switch-hitter. He is naturally pulled toward fun, whether it’s a sexy slide into third base or juggling chewed gum in the dugout.On Thursday night, the right-handed shortstop decided to bat lefty with a seven-run lead. The Cubs led by seven, and Reds position player Kyle Farmer was on the mound lobbing eephus pitches. The stakes weren’t high for the gag. Javier Baez is an entertainer.He just batted left-handed!— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 9, 2019MORE: Here’s how to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNSome traditionalist managers would have been upset at Baez for such a maneuver, but Cubs skipper Joe Maddon is usually a fan of zany activity on the diamond. He is also used to his star infielder finding new ways to enjoy the game.UPDATE: Maddon in fact did support the move.Baez asked Maddon if he could hit lefty and the manager told him to go for it. Felt it was a good time to try it in-game (against a position player in a blowout), though Maddon thinks it’s something Javy could learn to do.Does Javy think so? Not so much. He’ll stick to righty.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 9, 2019last_img read more

The Madrid Open incorporates the Electronic Review in 2020

first_img“We’re very proud to have the risk of incorporating the Electronic Review to the Mutua Madrid Open. The revolutionary character has at all times been a trademark of our event and avant-garde, so the use of this know-how reaffirms our spirit. As well as, there isn’t a doubt that it is going to be an necessary further assist for the gamers, ”mentioned event director Feliciano López. “I can solely present my pleasure at this nice advance. We would have liked to have it on clay, and we’re very blissful to have it in the Magic Field. I need to spotlight the dedication of Madrid to at all times be at the forefront of know-how. ”The use of Electronic Review on clay is meant to enhance the accuracy of arbitration and was launched for the first time on the ATP Tour in onerous monitor in Miami 2006. From then on it was integrated to different surfaces, saved in clay, the place the protocol of permitting gamers to ask the chair decide to overview the mark throughout the matches had been maintained. Till this 12 months 2020. The Mutua Madrid Open and tennis on clay once more take a brand new step in direction of the future. At all times hand in hand with the vanguard, each gamers and followers can take pleasure in a historic occasion in the 2020 version of the Magic Field, incorporating For the first time this season the Electronic Review, the digital overview know-how on the floor on clay.The Electronic Review shall be accessible on the three predominant tracks of the event: Manolo Santana Stadium, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium and Stadium 3, which even have a retractable roof. And they are going to be used in the particular person and double matches, in addition to in the earlier section in each the ATP males’s and the WTA ladies’s.The use of clay know-how, developed by FOXTENN, was formally accredited by the ATP final November 2019 and is on trial in some tournaments chosen by ATP and WTA. After an utility course of to use the Electronic Review, the Mutua Madrid Open shall be the solely ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Obligatory class event, which has the risk to host this innovation on the European clay court docket tour in spring.last_img read more