The University of Georgia’s Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 36th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, and that’s meant some sleepless nights for rodeo chairman Ashley Buford.“We’ve been working on the rodeo for a full year now, so we’re trying to make sure we have everything set up,” Buford said. “It’s amazing how everyone’s coming out and working together… It’s going to be a great show this year.”The rodeo rolls into Athens, Ga., April 15-17. It’s the only student-run Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association rodeo in the nation. Hard work by University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students makes it happen.Events start April 15 at 10 a.m. with the children’s rodeo. More than 1,200 children are expected.This year, the club is partnering with UGA Relay for Life to increase attendance on opening night and raise money for the American Cancer Society. They’re also continuing the “Tough Enough” theme they’ve used in years past.“We’ve always had a ‘tough enough to wear pink’ night, so this year we’re continuing the ‘are you tough enough’ trend with ‘tough enough to be a Dawg’ and ‘tough enough to serve,” Buford said.April 15 is Dawg night, and tickets are $10 for UGA students, faculty and staff. April 16 is pink night. For every person wearing pink that night, $1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. April 17 is serve night, and the rodeo will be honoring those who work to serve and protect.The rodeo will be held at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena and include rodeo competitions like bull riding and calf roping, bull fighters and rodeo announcer Roger Mooney.Gates open at 6 p.m. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m. At the gate, tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and children. Preordered tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and children.For more information, call 706-542-9374 or visit www.uga.edu/bandb/GSSRodeo.
“But then he came in and apologised to us later because I think it affected him. He liked to express himself, but to keep it controlled. “I was captain at the time – team captain initially and then he saw through me and eventually made me club captain and started to leave me out. I’d say I was getting old, but Martin will say I was getting rubbish. That was towards the end. “He was great to work under, treated you with respect as long as you treated him with respect as well. There was no problem that way, he’s a very good manager to work with.” However, for all the positivity surrounding O’Neill’s appointment in November 2013, the Scotland game could prove pivotal to the current campaign and in the longer term, to his future, and Boyd, who was speaking in Dublin at the launch of Ford’s exclusive ‘152’ Summer Sales Event, is not convinced the Ireland boss will get the result he craves this weekend. Asked for his prediction, he said with a smile: “Scotland will win 1-0 with a set-piece with 10 minutes left. “I think there is a renewed enthusiasm about the [Scotland] team and there is a pride back in the performances. It’s not just about getting the results, which is vitally important, it’s the way the team is trying to play football under Gordon. “When we had success when I was playing way back all those years ago, we were built on solidity, on not giving much away, winning 1-0 quite often. “This team is slightly different, they are more adventurous. They seem to be getting there, which is better to watch for the fans. It’s more entertaining. “It’s about trying to get the balance of getting to a championship eventually. But you do want to see attractive football. I think the way Gordon has gone about it, he is getting both – success and performances.” Press Association Tom Boyd is predicting a no-holds-barred battle of wits as Martin O’Neill and Gordon Strachan go head-to-head in Dublin on Saturday evening. He said: “They’re both winners and you can see that coming right through them. They’re enthusiastic about the game as well and have a real passion for their football. “Martin comes alive on match day, but Gordon is probably like that 24 hours a day – even at training, I hear. They think about the game very deeply, and are just so passionate about it. “There is an edge to it, especially with both being successful Celtic managers in the past as well. Managers like to get the better of their peers, so that will certainly be an element, the bragging rights that come with that in terms of managers. “They’ll be putting on a nice public face for the cameras, the two ex-Celtic managers and all that. But deep down, both want to win. Even if it is just for the bragging rights, they want to win. That doesn’t change, that comes from your will to win, your desire to win.” Former Scotland international Boyd will be hoping for a repeat of the Group D victory the Scots secured over their neighbours courtesy of Shaun Maloney’s lone strike in Glasgow in November last year. However, having served as captain in O’Neill’s 2001 Treble-winning Celtic team, he knows just how effective the 63-year-old can be in rallying his troops when they need it most. He said: “Whether or not it was the fact that he was a lawyer or not, I don’t know, but he can certainly command an audience of people and of players. He could keep control, a controlled aggression. “I did see him lose it after one game, when we lost 1-0 at Inverness after we’d beaten Liverpool. There were a few expletives after that game and I remember he lost it a little bit. The Republic of Ireland boss and his Scotland counterpart will be in opposing dug-outs at the Aviva Stadium having both occupied with some distinction the home bench at Celtic Park earlier in their managerial careers. However, while the three precious Euro 2016 qualification points at stake will be the main focus for both, former Bhoys skipper Boyd, who played with Strachan and for O’Neill, insists they will not be the only motivation for the pair.
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket and Score Updates, England vs South Africa at Hotstar and Star Sports: South Africa chose to bowl and they struck in the first over with Imran Tahir getting the big wicket of Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck. Jason Roy and Joe Root smashed fifties but fell in quick succession but Eoin Morgan kept England in the hunt by going past 7000 ODI runs and blasting his 46th fifty in ODIs. Morgan and Stokes strung a partnership of 106 runs together before Imran Tahir sent former back to pavilion. England losing track in last overs, have lost two wickets (Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali) in quick succesion. Ben Stokes smashed 89 as England ended on 311/8. In chase, South Africa is off to a cautious start, with both batsmen seeing the initial overs closely. In Archer’s second over, Amla got hit on helmet and walked back to pavilion. Markram replaced him to the middle, but didn’t stay for long. The skipper, too didn’t stay at the wicket for long. Post this, the wickets kept tumbling for South Africa and they never really recovered, eventually fell short by 104 runs. Here are the details of When and Where to watch England vs South Africa World Cup 2019 live cricket match online and on television. You can watch live England vs South Africa opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Star Sports Network and online on Hotstar. You can get details such as Live Cricket Match Streaming, Hotstar live cricket match today, live cricket score, Star Sports 1 Hindi Live Match, live cricket England vs South Africa match, World Cup match live today, cricket scorecard and much more. (LIVE SCORECARD)World Cup 2019, Opening match: England vs South Africa What time does the live coverage of the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa start?The ICC World Cup 2019 opening match between England and South Africa at The Oval will start at 03:00 PM IST. South Africa chose to bowl against England.Where will the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa?The opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa will be played at The Oval in London.Where to watch online live streaming of the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa?You can watch the live streaming of the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa?The opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa will be played on Thursday, May 30 Where can I check the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa?The opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. What are the teams for the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs South Africa?England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil RashidSouth Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Five top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have been ordered to appear in court over alleged misappropriation of funds.The quintet, including NFF president Amaju Pinnick, are due to appear in court in the capital Abuja on 1 July, according to Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu.Prosecution lawyer Celsius Ukpong, from the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP) for the recovery of public property says they will face a number of charges.As well as Pinnick, NFF vice presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko along with general secretary Mohammed Sanusi and executive committee member Ahmed Yusuf have all been ordered to appear.The charges include failure to declare their assets, the alleged disappearance of US$8.4 million paid by Fifa to Nigeria for participation in the 2014 World Cup and arranging international friendly matches that do not take place.“We are expecting the accused persons, the defendants, to come to court and take their plea,” Ukpong insisted.However, all five men have always denied all the charges levelled against them, with the football authority calling the accusations “frivolous and baseless” early this month.With the hearing set to resume in the middle of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, the NFF has played down speculation it could affect the team.“Our lawyer is handling the matter and the NFF will only make a statement at the appropriate time,” NFF director of communications Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.“The NFF is focused on important football matters and the priority is to ensure all our teams succeed.”It is not the first time officials of the NFF will be involved in corruption allegations.Back in 2010, four former officials were arrested amid accusations that some $8m went missing during the World Cup finals in South Africa.It took eight years for the quartet to be acquitted by the anti-graft agency. Source: BBC