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Mamelodi Sundowns suffer Nascimento blow ahead of new season

Trotting The South African

Ricardo Nascimento will miss the start of the season, while Gaston Sirino is also a doubt.
'Mamelodi Sundowns will have to go into their season opener without the services of one of their star players in Brazilian defender Ricardo Nascimento. The defending league champions begin their title defence with a Tshwane derby against city rivals Supersport United on Saturday, 4 August. They will have to do so without Nascimento, who is recovering from a groin operation. Coach Pitso Mosimane revealed earlier in the week that the player had gone under the knife and is set for a lengthy lay off. “Ricardo has gone for an operation. It will take a little bit longer,” said Mosimane. “It’s the same challenge on left leg and now it’s on the right with groin. He made an operation and it’s looking good. It’s going to take some time.” Pitso Mosimane Mamelodi Sundowns pre-season hampered by injuries Nascimento has been a mainstay in the club’s starting line-up, since arriving from Brazilian outfit Monte Azul-SP ahead of the 2016/17 season. Despite mainly operating as a centre back, the 32-year-old has contributed with goals to the Tshwane giants’ cause, netting four times in each of the two most recent league campaigns, where the club claimed back-to-back titles. He is not the only Sundowns player under an injury cloud, with Uruguayan attacking midfielder Gaston Sirino in doubt for the Botswana leg of the club’s pre-season preparations after picking up a knock in training. Mamelodi Sundowns are due to play a friendly match in Botswana before trekking up to the Democratic Republic of Congo for fixtures against fellow Caf Champions League semifinalists TP Mazembe, as well as Don Boso. The club has so far confirmed one addition to their ranks in Uruguayan striker Mauricio Affonso . Speaking about the 1.92m tall forward, Mosimane indicated a change in tactics in the upcoming season, with the player more of a traditional centre forward in the mould of former Sundowns striker Leonardo Castro. “We don’t have a player of his style and ability. I believe it is important for the Champions League. The important thing is to see how he will fit in the style and the way we play because Sundowns is a complex team. Sundowns can play the whole season without a striker and still play. We brought him as a number nine.” Pitso Mosimane Affonso had a 45-minute run in Sundowns’ pre-season friendly against first division outfit TS Sporting earlier in the week.'

Brazilian Cunha wins women’s 5K open water at world titles

Trotting The Women Journal

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Ana Marcela Cunha enhanced her effectively noteworthy profession in vast water swimming at the big showdowns with success in the 5-kilometer race on Wednesday. It was the 27-year-old Brazilian’s fourth gold and tenth
'GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Ana Marcela Cunha enhanced her effectively noteworthy profession in vast water swimming at the big showdowns with success in the 5-kilometer race on Wednesday. It was the 27-year-old Brazilian’s fourth gold and tenth award by and large at the big showdowns since 2011. Cunha, who was reliably in the main 10 all through the race, pulled away in the last 300 meters to complete in 57 minutes, 56.00 seconds, a second in front of Aurelie Muller of France. There was a tie for the bronze decoration: American Hannah Moore and Leonie Beck of Germany both completed in 57:58, two seconds behind Cunha in the non-Olympic occasion. Guarding 5-kilometer best on the planet Ashley Twichell of the U.S. set seventh. Cunha has won the 25-kilometer race multiple times at the universes, yet this was her first gold at the 5-kilometer separation. Her past best completes more than five kilometers were bronze awards at Barcelona in 2013 and at Budapest in 2017. On Sunday, Cunha completed fifth in the 10-kilometer race to gain a Tokyo Olympics billet for 2020. At the Olympics, just the 10-kilometer separations for people will be organized. Each of the 54 starters finished Wednesday’s race. The vast water races proceed with Thursday with the 5-kilometer group transfer. The 25-kilometer races for people, additionally non-Olympic occasions, finish up the untamed water program on Friday'

Big Shots Drop From NDC Race

Trotting DailyGuide Network

Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin,Fifi Fiavi Kwetey and Richard Quashigah Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, the longest-serving Member of Parliament (MP) in the 4th Republic, is bowing out of parliament.
'Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Fifi Fiavi Kwetey and Richard Quashigah Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, the longest-servingMember of Parliament (MP) in the 4 th Republic, is bowing out ofparliament.He has been representing the people of Nadowli-Kaleoin the Upper West Region since January 7, 1993 on the ticket of the NationalDemocratic Congress (NDC), but as at the close of nomination by the NDC foraspirants for the 2020 general election, Mr.Bagbin was said not to have pickedor submitted his candidature.Mr.Bagbin has not commented on why he did notpick up any nomination forms, and it is also not clear if he intends to conteston a different ticket.He was one of the aspirants who wanted to leadthe NDC as flagbearer but was overwhelmingly defeated by former President JohnMahama, who wants to rule Ghana once again.Apart from Mr.Bagbin, four other NDC MPs inthe Volta Region did not also pick nomination forms for the parliamentaryprimaries slated for August.They include Richard Quashigah (Keta), ClementKofi Humado (Anlo), Franklin Fifi Fiavi Kwetey (Ketu South) and Dr.BerniceAdiku Heloo (Hohoe). James Gunu, Volta regional secretary of the NDC,who confirmed the news to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) , said a total of 15 women out of 74persons picked nomination forms after the closing of nomination on Friday tocontest various parliamentary seats in the region.He said Charles Agbeve, MP for Agortime-Ziope,was going unopposed because he was the only aspirant who picked nomination formto contest after the close of nomination.Mr.Gunu added that the Functional ExecutiveCommittee (FEC), in consultation with the general secretary, had directed thatthe selection process for the parliamentary primaries in the Hohoe Constituencybe allowed to continue with immediate effect.He said that followed a meeting between the FECand Hohoe Constituency executives of the party on Friday.The regional secretary indicated that the datehas been extended to Tuesday for eligible party members who wish to contest theparliamentary primaries in the Hohoe Constituency to pick nomination forms.Mr.Gunu revealed that the original time tablefor the conduct of the parliamentary primaries remains unchanged and indicated thedetermination of the leadership of the party in the region to create a levelplaying field for all aspirants for free, fair, credible and transparentprimaries. . The post Big Shots Drop From NDC Race appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'

WATCH: Trump under fire after ‘racist’ attack on congresswomen

Trotting News South Africa

US President Donald Trump took aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen Sunday, telling them to “go back” where they came from in remarks that sparked yet another firestorm of protest over his views on race and immigration.
'US President Donald Trump took aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen Sunday, telling them to “go back” where they came from in remarks that sparked yet another firestorm of protest over his views on race and immigration.'

Horror scenes from the crash that ruled De Marchi out of the Tour de France

Trotting The South African

Alessandro De Marchi's 2019 Tour de France is over after the Italian was involved in a horror crash on Stage 9 of the brutal race.
'Crashes at the Tour de France are a fairly common sight. On Sunday’s stage, Italian cyclist Alessandro De Marchi crashed pretty badly. He abandoned the tour with a broken collar bone , broken ribs and facial lacerations, but he is recovering, as per the tour commentators. The moment his crash happened, though, was utterly horrific.The 33-year old rider of Team CCC was laying face down on the pavement withblood streaming from his head. Concerned supporters were seen desperatelytrying to call for help. Also read: Tour de France 2019: Route map, stage profiles, dates and distance Why Mark Cavendish won’t be riding the 2019 Tour de France Yellow Jersey centenary – a unique jersey for every stage Tour de France 2019: Latest classification standings Rider bunny hops to avoid crash The 2019 riders ranked from youngest to oldest An ambulance arrived on the scene and De Marchi was wrapped in space blankets, loaded on a stretcher and taken away. The Italian’s team, CCC, posted on Twitter stating: “We can confirm @ADM_RossodiBuja was fully conscious after his crash. “He has a deep facial laceration and will be taken to hospital for X-rays to determine if he has any fractures.” #TDF2019 We can confirm that @ADM_RossodiBuja was fully conscious after his crash. He has a deep facial laceration and will be taken to hospital for X-rays to determine if he has any fractures. A more detailed update will follow after he has been examined. pic.twitter.com/hm1E8009D3 — CCC Team (@CCCProTeam) July 14, 2019 De Marchi had started the day 33 minutes and 46 secondsbehind leader Julian Alaphilippe. He had a great ride on Saturday. The Italian led a breakawaywith eventual stage winner Thomas de Gendt, holding out until around 14km togo. Tour de France 2019: Stage 9 profile Riders just can’t catch a break. Hilly, with climbs to finish, this is another tough day and the rest day is only on Tuesday. The stretch to the Côte de Saint-Just (3,7km at an average of 7,3 %), at 13kms from the finish at Brioude, is just another little treat the organisers have blessed riders with. How sweet. Distance:  171,5km Profile:  Another hilly stage, with a category one climb nice and early.'