Star Lager to Bring English Champion, Man City, to Nigeria

first_imgInterestingly, Manchester City are not coming empty-handed to the country but with one of the club’s legends, Richard Micha, who is coming with one of City’s prized silverwares of 2018/19 football season, the object of world’s most followed domestic league.The visit to Nigeria is partly to celebrate the making of football history, as Manchester City became the first football club to lift six trophies in one season.The Cityzens are on the road to celebrate with fans in 15 countries, including Nigeria, since July this year and from August 29 to September 1, 2019, they will berth in Lagos.Among many other things, this tour will bring an authentic Premiership League football experience to Lagos and in its tradition, Star Lager beer as being engaging passionate football fans in the country with teasers on all digital platforms tagged ‘An Evening with the Champions of England’.Fans are expected to answer related questions about the club’s feat last season to win a ticket and be part of the unique programme on SundayExciting activations and VIP interactions with the trophy and club legend will form the star event at the Heineken House in Ikoyi, Lagos, where Manchester City fans and consumers of Star Lager brand would be treated to an exclusive consumer experience.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram While the excitement of the new season is already spreading like wildfire across the world, football fans in Nigeria are set for even more thrilling experience courtesy of Nigerian Breweries premium brand, Star Lager.Star Lager, in its unrivaled tradition of rewarding passionate football fans and loyal customers, has concluded plans to bring in the reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City to Nigeria.Star Lager is the official beer partner of Manchester City, and it will be the second time the English side is coming to Nigeria after their previous visit in 1975.last_img read more

Berg is the Word: USC’s biggest flaw is the same as it was in 2018

first_imgThere was cornerback Iman Marshall’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that sealed a loss to Cal.  USC also missed out on a scoring opportunity after freshman cornerback Chris Steele recovered a fumble in Washington territory early in the fourth quarter. USC had needed a spark, something to break the cycle of incompetence its offense had displayed for most of the game, and this appeared to be it … until St. Brown picked up an offensive pass interference penalty for blocking downfield, setting the Trojans up for a glum three-and-out. There was quarterback JT Daniels’ horrible decision to throw deep on a fourth-quarter interception against UCLA, a game in which Bruin running back Joshua Kelley ran practically unabated for 289 yards and two touchdowns as defenders missed tackle after tackle and assignment after assignment.  It’s time to find someone who can restore a culture of accountability at USC. That is, until USC went to Seattle to face No. 17 Washington Saturday. The Trojans lost 28-14 as third-string redshirt junior quarterback Matt Fink threw three interceptions in his first collegiate start, but the game was closer than the final score indicated. USC had a lot of chances in the second half to pull even with the Huskies but fell into the same bad habits that afflicted it in 2018. On that topic, offensive coordinator Graham Harrell faces some questions for his play-calling on USC’s last truly threatening drive of the game. With 6:29 remaining, USC had first-and-goal inside the Washington 10 and had a chance to make things interesting with a score and a stop. USC ran three straight times before Harrell called for a corner route to freshman wide receiver Drake London at the back corner of the end zone, hardly the ideal route or target against such a deep secondary and with a bevy of proven pass-catchers.  What plagued USC football throughout a dismal 5-7 campaign a year ago was discipline. No team in the country saw more talented players miss so many assignments, pick up so many penalties and set their team back with so many boneheaded mistakes. The biggest swing in momentum came in the third quarter after a long run from junior tailback Stephen Carr helped move the Trojans inside the Washington 11-yard line. Fink dropped back and targeted senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. on a slant, never seeing junior defensive back Elijah Molden dropping into coverage. Two plays later, multiple Trojan defenders over-pursued on a run play, allowing junior tailback Salvon Ahmed to sprint 89 yards untouched for a score that put Washington up 28-7. There is no possible excuse for USC overcommitting on a back as explosive as Ahmed. Some might say Fink’s interception can be chalked up to the inexperience and inability of a third-stringer, which would make sense if Daniels and freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis hadn’t made almost identical bad decisions against Fresno State and BYU, respectively. Missing underneath defenders has been a trend in the Trojans’ otherwise successful passing game this season, and with three different quarterbacks displaying issues with it, it can only be attributed to poor coaching.center_img It has been clear for a while now that the team needs a culture change, and it appears a pivot to Harrell’s Air Raid offense is not enough. Head coach Clay Helton has had well over a year to fix the discipline issues that have cost the program not only wins, but its reputation.  There was wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown’s fumble at the opposing 15-yard line against Notre Dame just before the half, giving the Irish all the momentum in a tightly-contested game.  Aidan Berg is a junior writing about sports. He is also an associate managing editor for Daily Trojan. His column, “Berg is the Word,” runs every Monday. Richmond’s outburst reflected the feelings of many USC fans during the last year and a half. Despite some of its issues in recruiting, the program still has too much talent to lose the games it does. The most frustrating part of Saturday’s loss was that it was a winnable game, and yet anyone familiar with this team could feel pretty much from kickoff that the Trojans would do everything they could to shoot themselves in the foot. Every time, you could either feel the mistake coming or knew that it spelled doom for the Trojans’ chances in that game. Often, it was both. The Trojans’ effort was littered with these ill-timed mistakes. The team had eight penalties for 80 yards, many of which came in the form of false starts on the offensive line, which had been surprisingly solid to open the season. The crowd noise at a rollicking Husky Stadium gave the unit fits; at one point, redshirt senior offensive tackle Drew Richmond, a repeat offender Saturday, got so frustrated after one of his false starts that he yelled at Fink even though the quarterback was using claps rather than his voice to start the play. It was a problem I thought had been addressed at least a little this season. Through four games, the defensive line’s stinginess was one of the Trojans’ highlights, and the offensive line was doing a much better job. Sure, there were some conduct penalties, but one of them (redshirt freshman tailback Markese Stepp dapping up Reggie Bush after a game-sealing touchdown run against then-No. 10 Utah) was pretty great, and the team seemed to feed off the emotion that drew those flags rather than letting them derail its progress. As the defense flew around and the offense decimated defenders through the air in victories over Stanford and Utah, I kept waiting for the telltale flags and miscues that always seemed destined to sink this team. They never came. Even the BYU game was more about the Cougars’ game plan than USC’s errors. last_img read more

LPGA confirms Buick LPGA Shanghai is cancelled

first_img The LPGA Tour has confirmed the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.China’s government last month announced all international sports events in the country would be cancelled until the end of the year, and organizers of the Oct. 15-18 women’s golf tournament made the cancellation official in a statement Wednesday citing “the current health concerns and significant travel restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19.”The LPGA plans to return next year to the Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Shanghai.PGA events, men’s and women’s tennis tournaments, cycling and a Formula One Grand Prix are among the events that have already been cancelled. Image credits: AP 3 weeks ago AP WAS THERE: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics First Published: 12th August, 2020 10:17 IST 4 weeks ago AP registers highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMENDcenter_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 12th August, 2020 10:17 IST LPGA Confirms Buick LPGA Shanghai Is Cancelled The LPGA Tour has confirmed the 2020 Buick LPGA Shanghai has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic 1 month ago Withdraw 3-capital decision or face elections: Naidu’s 48-hr ultimatum to Jagan’s AP govt 4 weeks ago Beirut blast: NASA’s satellite images show scale of destruction; pics inside Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US 4 weeks ago AP’s daily testing figures, cases dip; Tally rises to 2.35 lakhlast_img read more