Collins to miss RB Leipzig clash after heavy home defeat

first_imgIt was 90 minutes of agony for Super Eagles left back Jamilu Collins and his Paderborn teammates as they were handed a 6-1 demolition in the up and running Bundesliga Sunday. Visiting Borussia Dortmund can best be described as invaders as they ensured the homers did not enjoy a tea party. England international and Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho left no one in doubt that he has recovered fully from injury as he grabbed a hat-trick in the encounter. Hat-trick hero sancho calls for justice George Although Collins and his teammates fought hard to keep the visitors in check, they however appeared to remove leg from the throttle after 50 minutes as the goal feast began four minutes later with the opener from Belgian Thorgan Hazard. Sancho was on target in the 57th, 74th and 91st minutes respectively. The only consolation goal for drowning Paderborn came in the 72nd minute via a penalty converted by homeboy Uwe Hünemeier.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… As if the defeat was not enough headache the Nigeria international equally saw yellow in the 60th minute thus ruling him out of the next match against RB Leipzig on Saturday. Returnee Sancho who apparently has been following the worldwide condemnation of brutal killing of black American George Floyd celebrated his hat-trick by joining the call for justice for the deceased who was shown in a viral video pinned down with the knee by a white police officer. Sancho revealed a T-shirt bearing the message “Justice for George Floyd” Goal feast for Dortmund There is no doubt that Paderborn will play in the lower division next season after a run this season that left the team at the bottom of the ladder of the 18-team league with 19 points in 29 matches played. Read AlsoCollins:Babayaro, Cole are my role models Collins who first called into Eagles camp in 2018 played two competitive matches for Gernot Rohr tutored side both of which ended in home and away victory against Libya in the Nations cup qualifiers with the 25 year old coming closing scoring in the first leg that ended 4-0 in Uyo. Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Irresistibly Cute Albino Animals That Will Make You Day2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In Sports8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Veganlast_img read more

Other Sports Olympic quota already booked, Indian men’s recurve team reaches World Archery C’ships final

first_imgDen Bosch : The Olympic quota already booked, the Indian’s men’s recurve team reached the final of the World Archery Championships for the first time since 2005 after it shocked a formidable Netherlands here Thursday.  The Indian team will be seeking its maiden title as it faces China in the summit clash on Sunday. China ousted top seed Korea 6-2 in the other semifinal Thursday. A day after securing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics three-man quota by making the quarterfinals, the India trio of Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav held their nerves to come from behind and win 29-28 in the shoot-off for an overall score of 5-4.This is the second time ever when the men’s recurve team reached the World Championships final. At Madrid 2005, the Indian team comprising Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Gautam Singh had lost to Korea 232-244 in the summit clash.India also remained in the medal contention in the women’s compound team event as the trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Raj Kaur faces Turkey in the bronze medal playoff Saturday.Asian Games silver medalist Jyothi will also fight for a second bronze when she takes on world number two Yesim Bostan of Turkey in the third place play-off on Saturday.Having thrashed Chinese Taipei 6-0 in the quarterfinals, the Indian men’s recurve team found a strong challenge from the second seeded home team led by world number two Steve Wijler, a bronze medallist two years ago in Mexico City.The other two players of Netherlands were 2016 Rio Olympics semifinalist Sjef van den Berg and London 2012 semifinalist Rick.The Indians twice trailed in the match but spearheaded by Rai, who was a member of the silver winning team at the Madrid World Championship 14 years ago, the trio showed character to bounce back each time and forced the match to the shoot-off.Using the conditions better than the home team, the Indians shot a near-perfect 29 out of 30 to edge out the Netherlands by one point.This was also for the first time since 2014 the Indian men’s team reached the final of a world event. India had ended up with a silver at the Wroclaw Stage IV World Cup in 2014 with Rai, Das and Jayanta Talukdar in the team.The Indian team last won a gold in a World Cup event nine years ago at the World Cup Stage IV in Shanghai with Rai being a member of that team also.“He’s our great motivation now. It’s a great moment for us,” Das said after the match, giving credit to senior teammate Rai.“Last few years, I was struggling in all the three events—individual, mixed pair and team events. I was up to the mark but not able to put up any medal-winning show. I tried harder and harder and finally it happened.”Asked about the summit clash against China, Das said, “We will give our best show. We are really proud.”The Netherlands grabbed a 2-0 lead with two perfect 10s, including one X (closest to centre), to win the first set 56-54.But the home team had a poor opening in the second set with scores of 6, 8 and 8 as the Indians seized the momentum to win 52-49 and bring the match on an even keel (2-2).Not ready to give up easily, the Netherlands’ trio had a near flawless third set with one 10 and two Xs to snatch a 4-2 lead before winning by one point (57-56).The Indians then produced their best show of the match with four perfect 10s including two Xs to level the match 4-all for an exciting shoot-off finish.Meanwhile, the 22-year-old Jyothi’s dream run was halted by Paige Pearce of the USA as she suffered a poor start to lose by three points (140-143).In the pre-quarterfinals, Jyothi stunned former world youth champion and tournament top seed Tanja Jensen of Denmark in a thrilling two-way tie-break after they were locked 146-all.In the first tie-break, both of them shot X (10-10) as the Vijayawada girl remained undeterred and produced yet another perfect score to edge out her opponent by one point (10-9).Continuing her giant-killing run, Jyothi ousted Sarah Prieels of Belgium 147-141 in the quarterfinals.Among other compound individual entries, Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and Bhagwan Das all made third round exits, while Muskan Kirar, who had a seventh place finish in the ranking round, lost out in the quarterfinal.Compound mixed pair of Muskan and Verma went down to their Korean opponents by just one point (155-156) to make a quarterfinal exit.In the recurve individual section, Tarundeep Rai made a pre-quarterfinal exit, losing to Sjev van den Berg 3-7, while Deepika lost to Alejandra Valencia 4-6 in the third round. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

UW offense cruises by RIT

first_imgRIT goaltender Jan Ropponen looks at the net following a late UW goal Thursday in the Tigers\’ 8-1 loss.[/media-credit]DETROIT — Any goaltender is going to have a hard time stopping pucks he can’t see. Even if he is as hot as Rochester Institute of Technology senior Jared DeMichiel.That fact was made perfectly clear Thursday during the Badgers’ 8-1 thrashing of RIT in the opening game of the Frozen Four.In the week of practice leading up to the matchup with the Tigers, UW head coach Mike Eaves wanted his players to understand the importance of creating traffic in front of DeMichiel, whose terrific play helped the underdogs advance to Detroit.“Our coaching staff made a point to our entire team to take the goalie’s eyes away,” Mitchell said. “[DiMichiel] played obviously well against good teams like Denver and UNH and we didn’t think they got too many bodies in front of him.”DiMichiel may have been riding a hot streak, but according to Eaves, no goaltender is unbeatable when constant traffic persists in front of them.“It doesn’t matter what goaltender you play against,” Eaves said. “Whether it’s (Martin) Brodeur or (Scott) Gudmandson, you make them less effective by having people in front of them. When they can’t see the puck they are not as good.”In the first period of the game, that plan was executed to perfection.The Badgers scored two goals in the first 10 minutes, giving them all the scoring they needed in Thursday’s game.Senior forward John Mitchell parked his 6-foot-5-inch frame in front of the RIT crease and buried a loose rebound in the opening minutes. While providing a screen at the top of the crease, sophomore center Derek Stepan deflected a shot past DiMichiel just over eight minutes later.“Both their goals were shots from the point with traffic,” DiMichiel said. “The first one was a bad rebound on my part. I didn’t really see the puck and I can’t give a rebound like that. The second one was a deflection and there is not much you can do there.It was the fast start UW wanted, and it came from getting bodies in front of the Tigers’ netminder.“We felt that was one of the things we wanted to do tonight. The first goal was indicative of it and the second one as well,” Eaves said. “We had people right there”Power play puts game out of reachThe Tigers dug a hole after the first 20 minutes, but when RIT took six penalties in the second period, the game turned into a blowout.The UW power play kept the pressure on RIT and the goals kept coming.“We were effective on the specialty teams in the second period and that was the turning point of the game,” Eaves said.The Badgers capitalized on their first power play opportunity of the period when freshman defenseman Justin Schultz scored to extend the lead to 4-0. But that was just the beginning.Midway through the period, more RIT penalties gave the Badgers a two-man advantage. Mark Cornacchia was given a five-minute major for hitting from behind and an additional ten-minute game misconduct.The sophomore forward was ejected from the game and this all occurred with Tyler Mazzei serving a minor penalty.During the two-man advantage, a picture-perfect series of passes ended up on the stick of Michael Davies and he scored a backdoor goal easily.One minute and 25 seconds later, Taylor McReynolds was called for tripping and Blake Geoffrion scored another 5-on-3 goal.Those two tallies proved to be backbreakers.“Two quick goals like that were just too tough for us to come back from,” DiMichiel said.UW had the NCAA semifinal under control from the start, but the second period power play opportunities ensured the Badgers would be playing for a national championship Saturday.“The power play got rolling in the second,” Stepan said. “And once the snowball got moving it just kept building.”last_img read more