ELLSWORTH — The Glenburn boys’ and Central Aroostook girls’ basketball teams won the Sheriff’s Cup on Sunday.Twenty-nine middle school teams — 16 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams — competed in Hancock County’s 16th annual basketball tournament.The three-day event took place from Friday to Sunday at four different Ellsworth venues: the Ellsworth High School gymnasium, the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s upper and lower gyms as well as the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA gym.The event nets thousands of dollars each year for the Sheriff’s Charities Fund.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Glenburn boys knocked off ABA A of Mount Desert Island 60-41 in the semifinals before beating Houlton 58-47 for the title.In the girls’ semifinals, Central Aroostook held off the Peninsula Pink Panthers to advance to the final. The Pink Panthers rallied from a 16-point deficit to cut Central Aroostook’s lead to just one point in the final minutes. But Central Aroostook held on for the 47-44 win and beat Dexter 41-35 in the championship.The Peninsula girls on the bench smile late in the Sheriff’s Cup semifinal against Central Aroostook on Sunday. Peninsula came back from a 16-point deficit to trail by just one point. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBoth the Ellsworth YMCA boys’ and girls’ teams made it to the quarterfinals. The boys lost to Houlton 59-41, and the girls fell to Calais 36-18.Find more photos here.Girls’ round 1SAD 37 Knights 33, ABA 30Ellsworth Y 45, Patriots 29Presque Isle 36, Lady Bucks 16Central Aroostook 58, Woodland 23Neport 47, Woodland 15RSU 24 16, Dexter 16Calais 39, Pink Panthers 22Boys’ round 1Ellsworth 70, Peninsula 32Glenburn 58, Patriots 23Holbrook 44, Bucksport 43Skowhegan 53, Wildcats 20ABA A 61, SAD 37 Knights 37Dexter 57, Calais 43ABA B 55, Steuben Eagles 20Houlton 78, Jonesport 53Girls’ round 2Pink Panthers 41, Presque Isle 31Patriots 46, RSU 24 25SAD 37 Knights 46, Ellsworth Y 38Central Aroostook 47, ABA 31ABA 45, Lady Bucks 15Calais 36, Dexter 29Central Aroostook 39, Newport 27Boys’ round 2Glenburn 59, Ellsworth Y 44Patriots 47, Peninsula 34Skowhegan 49, Holbrook 35Bucksport 64, Wildcats 21Calais 63, SAD 37 Knights 46ABA A 56, Dexter 38Houlton 79, Steuben Eagles 5Jonesport 71, ABA B 31Girls’ round 3Newport 42, Presque Isle 29Calais 43, Ellsworth Y 32Dexter 43, Patriots 27SAD 37 Knights 48, RSU 24 18Pink Panthers 38, ABA 24Woodland 43, Lady Bucks 23Boys’ round 3Ellsworth Y 60, Patriots 23Glenburn 67, Peninsula 49Holbrook 51, Wildcats 22Skowhegan 41, Bucksport 26Dexter 82, SAD 37 Knights 52ABA A 57, Calais 26Jonesport 85, Steuben Eagles 30Houlton 62, ABA B 21Girls’ quarterfinalsCentral Aroostook 43, Presque Isle 36Pink Panthers 51, SAD 37 Knights 37Calais 36, Ellsworth 18Dexter 30, Newport 23Boys’ quarterfinals Glenburn 54, Jonesport 37ABA A, Holbrook 35Skowhegan 55, Dexter 43Houlton 59, Ellsworth 41Girls’ semifinalsCentral Aroostook 47, Pink Panthers 44Dexter 45, Calais 42Boys’ semifinalsGlenburn 60, ABA A 41Houlton 66, Skowhegan 55Girls’ championshipCentral Aroostook 41, Dexter 35Boys’ championshipGlenburn 58, Houlton 47
With a roster of current Nigerian stars in the EPL – such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Isaac Success – Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, owner of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Managing Director/CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd, still believes there is work to be done.“We want to raise the game and increase opportunities for our Nigerian youngsters,“ said Dr Ubah. “Every boy and girl in Nigeria that aspires to play football must to be given the opportunity and we want to show the world that the domestic football in Nigeria is very much on the up. Our partnerships with West Ham United and iGamingSports.com provide us with the tools to learn from the best, and are a catalyst to enhancing awareness of our wonderful national game in Nigeria.”“We’re privileged that FC IfeanyiUbah has chosen us to represent them and excited to show what Nigerian football has to offer,” said Peter. “It’s time to tell the world that Africa has arrived.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Newly crowned 2016 Federation Cup winners, FC IfeanyiUbah, has selected the UK-based agency iGamingSports.com, to help raise the international profile of Nigerian club football.The appointment comes after iGamingSports.com helped broker the partnership between FC IfeanyiUbah and West Ham United, in a move that saw the club become the Hammers’ first ever Nigerian Football Partner, and has already seen the launch of a number of key initiatives designed to improve coaching, skills and grassroots football in Nigeria.“There isn’t a footballing talent pool in the world that’s deeper than Nigeria,” said Managing Consultant for Africa & Asia at iGamingSports.com and the former First Secretary to the British High Commission in Nigeria, Peter Stephenson OBE. “Couple that with the levels of drive and ambition that have been exemplified at FC IfeanyiUbah, and you have a potent combination that could be incredibly exciting on the global footballing stage.”
–On Tuesday night, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Algeria joined other African heavyweights in the draw for the group stages of 2018 World Cup qualification.With Libya, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana and Nigeria securing their qualification earlier, all of the other expected teams also made their way into the third round.The biggest result was Algeria thrashing 10-man Tanzania 7-0 at home for a 9-2 aggregate result, while Egypt thumped Chad 4-0 to seal a 4-1 aggregate win.Tuesday’s 2nd Round ResultsRwanda 1-3 Libya (Libya win 4-1 agg)Cameroon 0-0 Niger (Cameroon win 3-0 agg)Congo 2-1 Ethiopia (Congo win 6-4 agg)Ghana 2-0 Comoros (Ghana win 2-0 agg)Nigeria 2-0 Swaziland (Nigeria win 2-0 agg)Egypt 4-0 Chad (Egypt win 4-1 on agg)Ivory Coast 3-0 Liberia (Ivory Coast win 4-0 on agg)Tunisia 2-1 Mauritania (Tunisia win 4-2 on agg)South Africa 1-0 Angola (South Africa win 4-1 on agg)Burkina Faso 2-0 Benin (Burkina Faso win 3-2 on agg)Algeria 7-0 Tanzania (Algeria win 9-2 on agg)Mali 2-0 Botswana (Mali win 3-2 on agg)Senegal 3-0 Madagascar (Senegal win 5-2 on agg)Cape Verde 2-0 Kenya (Cape Verde win 2-1 on agg) 20 African teams in 3rd Round (Group Stage)Gabon, Zambia, Uganda, DR Congo, Morocco, Guinea, Libya, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Cape Verde, Senegal, MaliGroup Stage DrawThe 20 teams will be drawn into five round-robin, home-and-away groups of four teams each. The five group winners will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The date for the draw has not yet been announced.
Source: Freddy Galvis’ deal with Toronto is for one-year, $4M, with $5.5M option for 2020. There is a $1M buyout on the option, so he’s guaranteed $5M in the deal. Galvis has already passed his physical. Deal also includes awards bonuses. @ShiDavidi was first with the deal.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 29, 2019Galvis is coming off of a year in which he hit .248 with 13 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Padres. MLB hot stove: Padres have eye on Mike Moustakas if they can’t land Manny Machado, report says OFFICIAL: We’ve signed INF Freddy Galvis to a 1-year contract with a club option for 2020.To make room on our 40-man roster, RHP Danny Barnes has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/MqPXgy2Bug— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) January 29, 2019The first year of the deal is $4 million, but there is also an option for a second at $5.5 million, according to MLB.com. He is guaranteed $5 million in his contract. The Blue Jays have signed shortstop Freddy Galvis to a one-year deal, Toronto announced Tuesday. Toronto does have Bo Bichette waiting in the wings to take over the spot this season, but he is coming off of a year in which he took a bit of a step back at Double-A batting .286 with 11 home runs and 74 RBIs.While it might not seem like a bad year, he was much better across two levels the year before batting .362 with a .423 on-base percentage between low-A Lansing and high-A Dunedin. MLB hot stove: Rangers agree to 1-year contract with Shawn Kelley, report says The Blue Jays traded shortstop Aledmys Diaz to the Astros earlier this offseason and released Troy Tulowitzki as well, which left a gap at the position going into this year. Related News