Here are a few memorable moments that have occurred since the turn of the century. Some are certainly good, and a few will live in infamy for various reasons.1. 9/10/2000 – Bobby Knight is fired as IU coach.2. 4/5/2010 – Gordon Hayward’s near miss for Butler in the NCAA Tourney.3. 2/5/2012 – Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl year.4, 3/20/13 – Butler joins the Big East5. 7/23/2013 – Alex Rodriguez suspended for a year.6. 7/28/2015 – Brady’s suspension is upheld in court.There were certainly many more sporting events that took place in that period of time. I chose just a few that have lingered for more than a week or so. In fact, IU fans are still debating whether IU should have fired Knight 15 years ago. You can choose which were good and which were bad based on your likes and dislikes.
THERE was a gold rush for Guyana’s Kristian Jeffrey and Jason Ray Khalil as the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) continued at the Georgetown Club.The duo snapped up gold in the Men’s Doubles competition at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts yesterday.The doubles segment, an inaugural feature of the senior CASA, ensured that Guyana continued to show their dominance on the regional court.The Jeffrey/Khalil combination lost the first set to Barbadian players Khamal Cumberbatch and Shawn Simpson 3-11, but rebounded well to win the remaining games. With limited practice as a unit, the two senior Guyanese flowed well on the court to win 11-8, 11-10.Meanwhile the Women’s pair of Taylor Fernandes and Ashley Khalil lost to their Bajan counterparts, Meagan Best and Amanda Haywood 5-11, 9-11.Strive as they did, they were unable to cope with the fitness of the Bajans – putting up a good fight nonetheless.The tournament continued last evening with the third-place singles playoff which featured the Guyanese pair of Taylor and Mary Fung-a-Fat and the male third-place with saw Richard Chin (Guyana) and Joe Chapman (BVI) clash.Megan Best of Barbados was up against Guyana’s best in Nicolette Fernandes for the female final while Christopher Binnie of Jamaica played Cameron Stafford of the Cayman Islands in the male final.
Premier league side New Edubiase have received financial boost ahead of their maiden appearance at the CAF Confederations cup this Sunday following the Ghana Football Association’s promise to support the club.The Bekwai based club had earlier considered pulling out of the competition after struggling to raise the needed funds for their campaign.JOY Sports can confirm that New Edubiase will need about 65,000 dollars to host Congolese side Diables Noirs in the first leg.According to the spokesperson of the GFA, Ibrahim Saanie Daara the Executive Committee of the Association has agreed to help Edubiase financially.“New Edubiase met the GFA on Tuesday to find out if the FA could help them because they were struggling to put together their team due to financial difficulties,” he told JOY Sports.“The Emergency Committee has agreed to help the team to enable them participate in the competition but the volume of help rest on the committee who will meet on Friday”. Diables Noirs will arrive in Accra on Wednesday afternoon to play New Edubiase United in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round qualifier on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.