Allam revealed this week that he put Hull up for sale in April, within a day of the Football Association Council decision to reject his proposed rebrand. But the outspoken Egyptian has kept his options open by beginning a process of arbitration with the FA – not the Court of Arbitration for Sport as originally stated – and will remain at the helm his plans are upheld. Bruce has long played the pragmatist in the ongoing stand-off between Allam and disgruntled sections of the fan-base, but has always been adamant that the local businessman is a positive influence on the club. He is desperate to maintain what has thus far been a productive relationship – last season brought their highest-ever league finish and a first FA Cup final appearance – and expects arbitration to eventually yield a change from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers. “I think there will be a positive outcome. That means he will stay and he will win his case. I genuinely believe that will be the case,” said Bruce. “Those are my thoughts. We have seen change before. One club (Wimbledon) went from London to Milton Keynes. Arsenal left Highbury…I never thought that would have happened back in the day. “Or Manchester City leaving Maine Road. The fans even sang ‘Maine Road till we die’. “But they moved into a nice new stadium and everyone forgot about it. “If he was looking to leave the KC and move to Sheffield, then I can understand there would be all sorts of arguments raging. “But when you talk about a name change, there is an ‘AFC’ in there. “Does that have to stay? For me, can we find a middle ground? I think we know now what the situation is so let’s see what the Court of Arbitration says. “But I think it has a long course to play.” Hull manager Steve Bruce believes owner Assem Allam will ultimately be successful in his attempt to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers. Press Association
Bharrat, Jagdeo and Fordyce star in Mahaicony Combine’s big winLED by two spells of decisive medium pace bowling from Omprakash Bharrat and Kapeshwar Jagdeo, along with an unbeaten half-century from Windell Fordyce, Mahaicony Combine easily disposed of Mahaica Combine by 160 runs when play in the Combine Elite PhaseWindell Fordycecontinued yesterday at the Fairfield Community Centre ground.Set 178 for victory, Mahaica Combine were blown away for 17 in 9.1 overs, with Bharrat claiming 4-2 off four overs, including a hat-trick, while Jagdeo had 3-4 in his spell of two overs.None of the Mahaica Combine batsmen offered any meaningful resistance in a complete batting shutdown.Chatterpaul Durga, Shoaib Shaw and Fordyce also contributed to the wicket column.Earlier the game was reduced to 40 overs aside after the Mahaica Combine arrived late at the venue. But when play eventually commenced, Fordyce made a patient unbeaten 68 to anchor a shaky Mahaicony Combine after they decided to bat first after winning the toss.The Mahaicony Combine lost opener Bharrat (3), in the second over when he was bowled by Cordel Martins, but the left-handed Fordyce then joined Shaw and put together 57 for the second-wicket.However, the dismissal of Shaw (9) started a collapse in which eight wickets fell for 48 runs. Off-spinner Sudesh David was the chief destroyer during that period, claiming 4-48 from his eight overs.Fordyce, who played a marathon innings, batted for 107 balls, hitting seven fours and a six, but more importantly he shared three excellent partnerships, which saw them pose a challenging total.The Mahaicony Secondary School’s fourth form student was particularly watchful, and his composure allowed him to share 37 for the ninth wicket with Joshua Tappin, who made 15, and 39 for the final wicket, with Alistair Bovel (7), to the back-end of the innings.Martins was the other most successful bowler, with 2-28. Meanwhile, a selective Mahaica-Mahaicony Combine District team was selected soon after the game. They will compete with the East Coast Demerara District team tomorrow at the same venue.
WILLIAM Troost-Ekong scored a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the expense of South Africa.Samuel Chukwueze hit the opener as he controlled Alex Iwobi’s cross, before scoring at the second attempt.Bongani Zungu equalised with a header initially ruled out for offside, before VAR replays showed a free-kick hit a Nigerian player on the way to him.But Udinese’s Troost-Ekong bundled home from close range late on to win it.His finish was into an empty net after goalkeeper Ronwen Williams totally missed Moses Simon’s corner.Nigeria face Ivory Coast or Algeria in Sunday’s second semi-final (20:00 BST).The Super Eagles were deserved winners and led through Villarreal youngster Chukwueze’s first goal for his country. They should have been ahead by more when Williams pushed Peter Etebo’s free-kick onto the bar.Zungu’s goal was the first in the Africa Cup of Nations given by the VAR, which has just been introduced for the quarter-finals. It looked offside initially but Percy Tau’s free-kick hit Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo on the way on to Amiens midfielder Zungu’s head.The game looked set for extra time before Williams flapped at a cross to leave Troost-Ekong with a simple finish.Senegal, who beat Benin 1-0 earlier yesterday, will play either Madagascar or Tunisia in the other semi-final.
Chairperson of the Tipp Camogie Board Carmel Harkin says being back in the final is very important for camogie in the Premier County.Carmel also feels playing in Leahy Park in Cashel will be a massive boost to the team.Throw-in is at 4.30 tomorrow afternoon in Leahy Park and Tipp FM will have full live coverage brought to you in association with Joey O’ Dwyer Butchers, Borrisoleigh and Liam Campion Quality Meats, Thurles.
AMES — Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton expects to have more of a leadership role as the Cyclones prepare for next month’s trip to Italy. Haliburton started 34 games this past season and is part of an ISU team that will count on several newcomers.Haliburton gained international experience earlier this summer when he was part of the USA squad that won the Under 19 World Cup Tournament.Iowa State will play three games in Italy between August 10th and the 20th. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — No pair of teammates in 2018 totaled more than the 215 catches amassed by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. With Thielen and Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings were one of only four teams with two members of the 1,000-yard club last year. The necessity of a third receiver in this passing-oriented NFL, however, was evident during a second-half fade by the offense. Whether Chad Beebe, Jordan Taylor, Laquon Treadwell, Brandon Zylstra or one of the rookies, the Vikings need someone else to emerge. == 3A Quarterfinals – Tuesday, July 3011:00 — #1 Xavier of Cedar Rapids (38-2) vs. ADM (13-17)1:30 — #4 Marion (32-5) vs. Bishop Heelan of Sioux City (29-10)4:30 — #3 Central DeWitt (36-3) vs. #9 Centerville (24-6)7:00 — #2 Assumption of Davenport (31-4) vs. Boone (20-12) — State baseball== 2A Quarterfinals – Monday, July 29#2 North Linn 8, West Branch 1Des Moines Christian 9, Central Lee 7West Sioux 7, #7 New Hampton 2#5 Van Meter 17, Underwood 7 (6 innings)