3 Ghanaian athletes qualify to represent Africa at IAAF Continental Cup

first_imgThree Ghanaian athletes have qualified to represent to represent Africa at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco on September 13 and 14.The athletes were selected following their stellar performances at the just ended 19th African Athletics Championships in Morocco, where Team Ghana won its biggest medal haul since 2006.The country’s young athletics contingent won a total of six medals, consisting of four silver and two bronze medals, which was higher than the five medals Team Ghana won at the last edition of the Championships in Benin.Mary Zuta Nartey, Nadia Eke, and Robert Martey have been selected for the second edition of the continental showpiece.Debutants Nadia Eke broke new grounds after setting a new national outdoor record in the triple jump and a personal best of 13.40m as she won silver in Marrakech.Mary Zuta Nartey erased memories of her 4th place finish at the last African Championships, throwing a personal best of 52.57m (PB) to win silver in the javelin throw. While long jumper Robert Martey is set to continue his stellar season after making the cut for the continental showpiece after  coming fourth in the long jump event. GAA President Prof. Francis Dodoo commented: “It’s fantastic to see Ghanaians back on the Africa team, and to have three of them is a treat.”“I can’t remember when we last had that many. I wish them all the best, and the entire country is behind them.”last_img read more

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury addresses Patrick Peterson’s future with team

first_imgAbout Patrick Peterson, Kliff Kingsbury noted that this mini-camp is voluntary, and said that the star CB has been in communication with him, and has made clear to the head coach that he wants to be a Cardinal and Kingsbury expects him to be one in ‘19.— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) April 23, 2019Peterson reportedly asked the Cardinals for a trade in October, but he later said he felt like he was “next in line” to be the cornerstone of Arizona’s franchise, like wideout Larry Fitzgerald.Peterson 28, has been a Pro Bowl player in all eight of his years in the NFL since Arizona selected him as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2011 draft. The Cardinals posted the NFL’s worst record (3-13) in 2018-19 but he still helped anchor a defense that was fourth best against the pass. Peterson recorded 54 tackles and two interceptions on the year. Related News Kliff Kingsbury is clearing the air of speculation that Patrick Peterson could be leaving Arizona.Peterson, the Cardinals’ star defensive back, missed the team’s minicamp on Tuesday, and rumors that he might be traded soon emerged. But Kingsbury emphasized the workout was voluntary to reporters, saying his communications with Peterson indicated he wants to play for Arizona in 2019-20. Josh Rosen trade rumors: Are Dolphins interested in dealing for the Cardinals quarterback? “We’re still working through things. It is a process. I wouldn’t say the hay is in the barn,” Kingsbury told NFL Network.Regardless, Arizona has a few things to figure out before the 2019-20 season.center_img Josh Rosen trade rumors: Cardinals’ asking price may be too high for Giants Arizona has the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and its selection could turn the team around. It could shore up its defense by selecting top pass rushing prospect Nick Bosa from Ohio State, but it is rumored to favor Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.However, the Cardinals don’t appear to know who they will select.last_img read more