FIFA ban: Siasia to file N36.4m appeal

first_imgRelatedPosts Gov. Diri sues for understanding over Bayelsa, Rivers boundary dispute Police foil kidnap attempt of Medical Doctor in Bayelsa Coastal erosion, flood threaten Federal Polytechnic— Rector Embattled former Super Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia, is prepared to appeal his life ban at the Court of Arbitration after his mother regained freedom from kidnappers den on Sunday.It can be recalled Siasia was banned for match-fixing by the world football’s governing body Fifa.He is expected to pay 100,000 Swiss Francs (N36,453,400) by October 10 for his appeal case to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the Swiss city of Lausanne.In a brief chat on Sunday evening, the gaffer said: “Now, it appears I’m asking too much from Nigerians but I seriously need them in my quest to clear my name in CAS against the ban slammed on me by FIFA.“True be told I want not given the opportunity to defend my self before the ban. “I strongly believe FIFA didn’t also explore all then options to get across to me.“So for me, I still have one more battle to fight after mama’s release. “I have to do all I can to be heard at CAS because being in football is the only life that I know.”Siasia’s mother was released after being kidnapped by gunmen 10 weeks ago.Ogere Siasia, 76, and two others were seized back in July in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria, where kidnappings for ransom are frequent.Siasia said he was “relieved” that his mother had been released safely.He said: “It’s been really tough but I’m pretty relieved that she’s finally released on Sunday morning.“I can only thank Nigerians and everyone involved in the safe return of my mother.”It’s the second time in four years that Mrs. Siasia had been kidnapped after she was previously held by gunmen for 12 days before her release back in November 2015.—  Tags: Bayelsa StateFIFA BANlast_img read more

6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

first_img StumbleUpon This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds.Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing mayhem.Best HolidayI met my wife on a boys holiday to Gran Canaria so she will kill me if I don’t pick that destination. It has certainly had the biggest impact on my life.When I was younger I went on a family holiday to South Africa where my Grandparents were living at the time. We spent a month visiting family in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, and then spent two cracking days at the Kruger National Park.  That would be my other favourite.Best AlbumI was in my prime during the Brit Pop era so it would have to be “Be Here Now” by Oasis. We had gone to see them play at Loch Lomond the year before so the anticipation for the new material was gigantic. The reviews weren’t great but as far as I was concerned it was a classic.Best Sporting ExperienceThe best 3 minutes was during the Scotland v England game at Hampden during the recent World Cup qualifiers, when Leigh Griffiths banged in his quick fire free kick double. We were still on a high after the equaliser, and when Scotland were awarded another free kick from a near identical position, we knew he had the ability to do it again. It was utter mayhem. Sadly we were brought down to earth when Harry Kane equalised.Best FilmIt is a toss-up between Top Gun and Mission Impossible. Or indeed anything with Tom Cruise in it. Cocktail, Rain Man, The Colour of Money. I think it changes every week but it will always be one of his movies.Best BookI love all the Irvine Welsh books and my favourite is Glue. I read it on holiday and was laughing so much I had tears flooding down my eyes around the pool and got some very unusual looks.  One of the characters uses the phrase “Think Souness” when he is trying to encourage his mates to do something. Me and my friends still use it.Best BetAP McCoy had just jumped the last on Don’t Push It and it was obvious he was going to win the Grand National for the first time in 15 attempts. I quickly jumped online and before he had even crossed the line managed to have £25 on at 25/1 to win Sports Personality Of The Year. It was very snidey but I was obviously very happy with myself and even more so when the racing fraternity started a campaign to help him win it BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 England’s casinos to reopen on 1 August July 17, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more

Cowboys vs. Rams final score: Dallas dominates in Week 15 blowout

first_imgMORE: Watch select NFL games with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Los Angeles, meanwhile, couldn’t solve the Cowboys’ defense; two of the Rams’ touchdowns came in garbage time. Running back Todd Gurley was held to 20 yards on 11 carries, and quarterback Jared Goff had 284 yards but needed 51 attempts to get there.VIDEO: Cowboys-Rams highlightsThere was drama surrounding the opening coin toss. After the Cowboys correctly called the flip, it was unclear whether Prescott had asked to “defer” or to “kick off,” an important distinction. If he had asked to kick off, Dallas would have had to kick off at the start of both halves. At halftime, though, referee Walt Anderson and the league office reviewed the footage and determined Prescott indeed had said “defer,” so the Cowboys received to begin the second half.NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE: Updated AFC, NFC standings for Week 15Dallas added a field goal on that drive, turning a 28-7 halftime lead to a 31-7 advantage. By then, it was clear Los Angeles did not possess the firepower to make up that deficit.   The result sets up a massive Week 16 game between the Cowboys and Eagles in Philadelphia. Dallas would clinch the division with a win. An Eagles win would allow Philadelphia to need just a Week 17 win over the Giants to secure a playoff spot.Sporting News tracked live score updates and highlights from Cowboys vs. Rams Week 15. Follow along below.Cowboys vs. Rams final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FCowboys 72131344Rams0701421Cowboys vs. Rams updates, highlightsFinal: Cowboys 44, Rams 217:35 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Rams. Goff to Cooper Kupp for 7 yards. Two-point conversion no good.7:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Tony Pollard goes 44 yards down the sideline. Been that kind of evening for the Rams. Cowboys 44, Rams 15.7:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Rams. LA fumbled on a fourth down, but the Cowboys were lined up in the neutral zone. Gurley dropped a pass on the 2-point conversion attempt, but the Cowboys were lined up in the neutral zone. The Rams made them pay for each mistake. Cowboys 37, Rams 15.7:09 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Cowboys. Dallas adds on a 42-yarder, again. This time after a drive that lasted 6:59. Cowboys 37, Rams 7.6:50 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Cowboys. Dallas adds on a 42-yarder. Cowboys 34, Rams 7.End third quarter: Cowboys 31, Rams 76:40 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Rams. Los Angeles goes for it on fourth-and-10, and Goff can’t find his man. Dallas takes over and can just about ice this.6:32 p.m.: The Cowboys seemed to force and recover a fumble on a Rams fake punt, but the call is reversed to Mike Thomas being down by contact for a first down.6:14 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Cowboys. Los Angeles now trails by 24 after a 50-yard field goal from Kai Forbath. Cowboys 31, Rams 7.6:09 p.m.: Per Fox, the referees reviewed the footage and heard Prescott say “defer,” so Dallas could choose to receive in the second half. 6:07 p.m.: Stand down.Update: Cowboys will receive to begin second half. They avoid kicking off to begin both halves.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 15, 20195:59 p.m.: Stand by. About as dramatic a halftime as you can get.During halftime, the officiating crew is expected to discuss with New York office who will receive to begin second half in Cowboys-Rams. Could still be Dallas despite coin-toss confusion.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 15, 2019Halftime: Cowboys 28, Rams 75:52 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Los Angeles got a stop on third-and-goal, but an illegal use of hands penalty gives Dallas a fresh set of downs. Elliott in from 3 yards out. Cowboys 28, Rams 7.Zeke’s second TD of the half!Four straight TD drives for the @DallasCowboys . @EzekielElliott #DallasCowboys📺: #LARvsDAL on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 20195:48 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Cowboys. Uh-oh. Pressured, Goff throws a bad pick on the second play of the drive. Dallas takes over with first-and-goal from the 9.Sean Lee comes up with a huge INT! #DallasCowboys📺: #LARvsDAL on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 20195:43 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Dallas goes 97 yards in 14 plays and nearly eight minutes. A 1-yard Elliott run caps it off. Cowboys 21, Rams 7.Feed Zeke. @DallasCowboys take a two-touchdown lead. #DallasCowboys📺: #LARvsDAL on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 20195:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. They’re coming fast and furious now. Prescott hits Tavon Austin for a wide-open 59-yard score. Two Rams defenders ran into each other, freeing him up. Cowboys 14, Rams 7.Tavon Austin scores the 59-yard TD against his former team! @Tayaustin01 #DallasCowboys📺: #LARvsDAL on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 20195:15 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Rams. Los Angeles ties it up with a pretty easy 75-yard touchdown drive. Jared Goff to Todd Gurley for a 2-yard score. Cowboys 7, Rams 7.. @JaredGoff16 and @TG3II connect to even the score in Dallas! #LARvsDAL #LARams📺: FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 2019End first quarter: Cowboys 7, Rams 05:00 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Dak Prescott hits Jason Witten, whose one-handed catch is a 19-yard score. Cowboys 7, Rams 0.. @JasonWitten made this one-handed catch look EFFORTLESS 😱Touchdown, #DallasCowboys📺: #LARvsDAL on FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 20194:56 p.m.: Whole lot of punts early.4:44 p.m.: Potential disaster here. Dak may have screwed up the coin toss, saying Dallas will “kick off” rather than “defer” after correctly calling the flip. Needless to say it will not go over well if this is the case. The Cowboys snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday with a 44-21 blowout victory over the Rams in Week 15. The win keeps Dallas (7-7) tied with the Eagles atop the NFC East and puts Los Angeles on the brink of elimination from the NFC wild-card race.A Dallas offense that struggled mightily in recent losses to the Patriots and Bills found its rhythm against the Rams, gaining 475 total yards, punting just twice and not turning the ball over. Running backs Ezekiel Elliott (117 yards, two touchdowns) and Tony Pollard (131 yards, one touchdown) led the attack, while quarterback Dak Prescott added two touchdowns and 212 yards through the air. Gonna be really interesting if the #Cowboys really do have to kickoff to start both halves… there was some serious confusion pregame, as the coin toss developed.If they really did make that mistake, it is utterly ridiculous.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) December 15, 20194:38 p.m.: Elliott has a couple of decent runs, but Dallas’ first drive ends in its own territory.4:33 p.m.: Los Angeles stalls just across midfield and punts back to the Cowboys.4:25 p.m.: The Rams open with the ball on the 40, after Dallas’ kickoff goes out of bounds.last_img read more