Asante Kotoko have confirmed they will be participating in a mini-tournament as part of their pre-season ahead of the new season.The Porcupine Warriors have been invited for a three-team tournament in Libya next week.The three-team competition will involve hosts Ittihad Tripoli, Coton Sports Garoua of Cameroun and Kotoko.A member of the Kotoko management team, Edmund Ackah, in confirming the news about Kotoko’s participation in the mini-tournament also revealed that paperwork for the team’s travel to have already begun.“All documentations are ready and the Libyan club has sent us correspondence for ticketing and other travel arrangements to be facilitated,” he told Asempa Fm.“We are going there with a 27-man delegation and that includes 18 players, technical team and key management members,” he added. Each club is expected to gets appearance fee before the start of the tournament on Monday with Kotoko is expected to leave Ghana on Saturday.The mid-season tournament will prepare Kotoko for the upcoming season.Hearts of Oak recently returned from Libya after playing two matches without scoring a goal and conceding 5.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Up came the host A’s, who started their half with Marcus Semien on second. He stayed on the bases and eventually trotted home on Matt Olson’s walk-off grand slam. Oakland had a 7-3 victory for the books.Hello yes @mlb we can confirm the new extra inning rules are VERY good #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/soVyXeS6Y3— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) July 25, 2020People took the time to tweet their thoughts on the rule, which is intended to reduce the length of some games and reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread at parks. The reactions were more negative than positive, at first glance.MORE: A’s subtly troll Astros with cardboard cutout of mascot in trash can Thanks.I.Hate.It. pic.twitter.com/pP99zu8NUs— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 25, 2020I have hives. https://t.co/eKprUSAXin— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) July 25, 2020Dear Angels and As. Please go 20 innings to spite Manfred. Thanks.Runner on second in extras is stupid.— Raquel (@Numbrocker02) July 25, 2020I really like this runner on 2nd in extra innings so far. Although I totally disagree with both teams strategy during this inning. #LAAvsOAK— Vinnie travi (@vinnie_travi) July 25, 2020Ohtani hates the rule so much that he got caught in a rundown on purpose. He’s a man of principle.— Foolish Baseball (@FoolishBB) July 25, 2020Here’s what I’ll say: This rule definitely makes extra innings a lot more interesting. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but this entire inning has been super high leverage.— Devan Fink (@DevanFink) July 25, 2020The extra innings rule is stupid, STUPID!— Altuve & Harden 4 HoF (@ErinAstrosFan) July 22, 2020One benefit of weird extra innings is weird defense! pic.twitter.com/wb8e9mR2v4— Jake Mailhot (@jakemailhot) July 25, 2020Oh, yeah, forgot to mention the Angels’ five-man infield once the potential winning run reached third.MORE: John Smoltz backs runner-on-second MLB rule change for 2020Two days into this abbreviated season, the baseball world has something unusual to discuss. MLB, fans and media got their first look at the 2020 version of extra innings Friday night. They saw exactly one additional frame.The Angels and A’s did the honors in Oakland after LA tied the game in the top of the ninth. Under rules that are similar to ones in place in the minor leagues, the Halos put Shohei Ohtani, who made the last out in the ninth, on second base to begin the 10th. Ohtani promptly ran into an out and the Halos eventually stranded the bases loaded.
0Shares0000Manchester United’s Paul Pogba (L) celebrates scoring their third goal during their match against Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 18, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Paul Pogba has called on Manchester United to “wake up” after a third straight draw over the Christmas period saw them slip behind Chelsea in the Premier League table.Draws against Leicester and Burnley either side of Christmas severely undermined United’s status as challengers to Manchester City and Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Southampton means they are now third in the standings, 14 points adrift of City. The problems are mounting for manager Jose Mourinho, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee problem keeping him out for a month and Romelu Lukaku taken off on a stretcher after a nasty clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt.United may also be expecting contact from the Football Association after footage emerged of Ashley Young apparently elbowing Dusan Tadic in the stomach.Everton await on New Year’s Day and Pogba has demanded better from his side, despite the short turnaround.“We didn’t lose but we have to wake up, bounce back and get back to winning,” the Frenchman told MUTV, United’s in-house TV channel.“We drew again. Three draws we have to win, something has to change and we have to change to win.“It’s only one day and then we have to play against Everton — that’s football. Tomorrow’s another day and we have to go out there and win.”On the mid-match injury to top-scorer Lukaku, Pogba said: “When we have Romelu, he makes it difficult for defenders and creates so much space as well. He’s a big miss for us but we have the team to fill the gap of Romelu.”Medical staff took every precaution in treating a potentially concerning head injury, placing the Belgian on a stretcher and fitting an oxygen mask.By full-time Mourinho was confident the worst-case scenarios had been ruled out and was instead predicting a two-match lay-off for the forward.As for Young, who has been one of United’s most consistent performers this season, the possibility of a three-match ban lingers.That is the tariff handed to Burnley defender James Tarkowski earlier this month after he admitted a charge of violent conduct for elbowing Brighton striker Glenn Murray.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)