Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s final game of the season at West Brom. Sir Alex Ferguson has now passed that matter on to new manager David Moyes to deal with. However, after being left out of Ferguson’s final home game before retirement last week, Press Association Sport understands Rooney will also miss the Scot’s final one ever as a manager at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon. Rooney has been given permission to sit out the trip as wife Coleen is due to give birth to the couple’s second child. The 27-year-old’s Old Trafford future is in doubt after he asked for a transfer recently. Press Association
For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Basel: Roger Federer praised Andy Murray’s weekend Antwerp title just 10 months after the former number one underwent a hip resurfacing. “Andy’s achievement was great,” Federer said after rolling through into the second round of the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel. “I was a little bit torn, since he beat (fellow Swiss) Stan (Wawrinka) in the final, but it was a great way for him to come back.” Federer said that Murray’s perseverance to regain match fitness after his major surgery was admirable. “He’s been playing to try and get close to his old level,” the 20-time Grand Slam winner added of Murray, who competed on the circuit for four straight weeks ending in Antwerp on Sunday. “It’s nice to see Andy healthy again. I remember in the locker room of the Australian Open (when a tearful Murray played in pain and lost in a five-set first round match in January). It was very confusing for him and for all of us. I’m extremely happy for him,” Federer said.Roger Federer opened his bid for a 10th title at the ATP Swiss indoors in Basel on Monday, crushing German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in what was the Swiss legend’s 1,500th career match. This landmark 6-2 6-1 success in his hometown set the 38-year-old up for his tilt at a 103rd title. “I thought the match was good,” Federer said. “I felt a nice spring in my step. I was quick to the ball and it didn’t take me long to get used to the conditions, that’s positive. There is a danger in playing Peter indoors since he’s already had two solid qualifying matches. He also serves great indoors. But I was able to control things.” Federer is defending the 2018 title at his hometown event. The victory improved his career record at the tournament to 72-9 and increased his Basel win streak to 21 straight matches. Federer, who has made the Basel final on all of his last 12 visits, owns ATP titles this season in Dubai, Miami and Halle. The Monday rout took just 54 minutes with Federer forced to break back in the second set before sprinting to the win. He will face the winner from Radu Albot and Dusan Lajovic in the second round.Also Read | Roger Federer Confirms Participation In French Open, Tokyo Olympics 2020Federer, the winner of the previous two editions, last lost here in the 2013 final to Juan Martin del Potro. Australian Alex de Minaur beat Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-1, 7-5, a victory which sends the wild card into a match with the winner from second seed Alexander Zverev and American Taylor Fritz. Henri Laaksonen knocked out French eighth seed Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5 for the evening’s second Swiss victory and German Jen-Lennard Struff defeated Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-2.
The ancient city of Oyo will shake to its foundation next month as the maiden “Alafin of Oyo United Boxing Championship” holds from October 7th to 15th, 2016 at the Oyo Township Stadium. The boxing tournament is being put together by the Universal Boxing Council, UBC Super Middleweight Championship, Mojeed Okedara.According to Okedara, the decision of his company, Mojifrican Global Events Management, to accept promotion of the forthcoming Alaafin of Oyo boxing championship was to give a befitting 78th birthday celebration to the foremost Royal Father, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi who has dedicated his life to the promotion of boxing in the country. The U S A based boxer stated that the nine-day tournament will not only help promote the sports and give opportunity to Nigerian boxers to fight for honours but will help in upholding the tradition, culture and unity of Nigeria.“We are organising the championship in celebration of a royal father who has dedicated all his life in promoting boxing and he has even promised to enter the ring that day and face a yet to be named opponent whom he intends to beat, to enable him cut a memorable birthday cake” Okedara said.Boxers from different states including Oyo, Edo. Delta, Osun . Kwara, Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo state will be aiming to win some of the belts and trophies lined up for the championship. Okedara stated that the boxing event amongst other objectives will recognize contributions of individuals to development of boxing in Nigeria.He said “We will also be presenting veteran awards to about 25 individuals, 35 special distinguished boxing awards, medals to 15 special guests of honour as well as belts, trophies and other awards to those who have contributed in one way or the other to develop the pugilist game in the country”.Reacting to the performance of Nigeria boxer at the just conclude Olympic in Rio, Mojeed lamented poor attitude towards boxing by the government and lack of adequate preparation as major factor for the poor outing at the Olympic.He however, noted that the more reason a boxing competition like this (Oba Adeyemi United Boxing Tournament) is being put together in order to hunt for fresh talents that will redeem the image of Nigeria in the game of boxing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram