Weekend Pick: Winter Splash 8-Miler and 5K

first_imgThe Winter Splash 8 Mile and 5K Trail Race is this Saturday, February 2nd, on Springmaid Mountain which is in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The race starts at 1pm, but please arrive early if you still need to register. The entry fee for the 8 miler is $30 and $20 for the 5K.Like the name suggests, water will be involved but only for those participating in the 8 mile run. The river cross is roughly 20 yards and is located near the finish. The course is a mixed bag with rocks, roots, snow, and hills. Be prepared for it all. No whining allowed!There will be a bonfire to greet you at the finish line and a warm after party for spectators and participants.last_img read more

Eversheds change of toon trips up city developers

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Cricket News MS Dhoni’s short-run missed by umpires during Adelaide ODI, watch here

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni’s stellar knock helped Team India to clinch the Adelaide ODI on Tuesday against Australia. It was Virat Kohli’s 39th ton and MS Dhoni’s return as a match finisher performance which led to the historic win by six wickets. But, one thing which went unnoticed during the match was a single by Mahendra Singh Dhoni where the wicket-keeper batsman forgot to touch the crease which is known as a short run. The incident also went unnoticed by the on-field umpires as well as by the third umpires.Now, a video has surfaced over the internet where MS Dhoni can be seen taking a run after hitting the ball but unintentionally forgets to touch the crease on the non-strikers’ end. The whole incident went unnoticed by the umpires.Also Read | You cannot calculate Dhoni’s value, says Sunil GavaskarIt happened during the 45th over of the Indian innings after the spinner Nathan Lyon bowled the last ball of his over.During the match, Virat Kohli also went past 6,000 ODI runs overseas. When Kohli fell for 104, it seemed that the chase would fizzle out but Dhoni showcased his calmness and guided India home. The fact that India did not have to chase over 300 owed much to Bhuvneshwar’s exploits earlier in the day. Kohli is the 19th player to achieve this milestone and the fifth Indian to go past 6,000 runs in ODIs.Kohli’s century was his 39th in ODIs and it puts him just 10 away from reaching Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 49 centuries. The fact that he still has a massive gap with Tendulkar with so few gaps in number of tons underlines his class. This was his 64th international century, helping him go past Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 63 runs. Kohli also slammed his fifth century in Australia, putting him level with Rohit Sharma and Sangakkara for most centuries by an overseas batsmen Down Under.Also Read | Mumbai Police trolls Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s Koffee With Karan comments in styleRecently, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar also applauded MS Dhoni for his recent performance and said that the veteran’s value to the team cannot be calculated despite the lack of consistency. last_img read more

Akwa Ibom Govt Demands $300,000 Refund from Pele

first_imgA top source informed AfricanFootball.com that oil-rich Akwa Ibom Government has since been demanding that the appearance fee be refunded and so far their efforts have come to nought.“The Akwa Ibom Government wants the cash back, but so far all efforts have proved abortive,” the source said.“The government want all the $300,000, but some experts in the business have advised they should angle for a part of this sum.“Pele’s people have continued to insist they were not the ones who breached the agreement and so they could not be liable.“And that by the time a new date for the opening of the stadium was fixed, their client was committed to another engagement.”Many years after he retired from the game, three-time world champion Pele has cashed in on his charisma to rake in millions of dollars through special guest appearances around the globe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Iconic Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento (a.k.aPele) has been asked by the Akwa Ibom State Government to refund a $300,000 (more than N135 million) appearance fee paid him after he failed to grace the opening of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo two years ago.The 30,000-capacity stadium, which at the weekend played host to Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria, was opened by then Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on November 7, 2014, with King of Football Pele billed to appear at the elaborate event.However, the legendary Pele did not grace the occasion even after his agents received a $300,000 payment because there was a shift in dates for the opening of the multi-million dollar sporting edifice nicknamed ‘The Nest of Champions’.last_img read more