When the Indianapolis Indians opened their baseball season this spring, it was the 20th year for the new downtown Victory Field. Victory Field has the reputation of being one of the most fan-friendly ball parks in minor league baseball. A lot of people enjoy sitting beyond the outfield wall on the grass with their families as they take in a relatively inexpensive outing.Indianapolis has long been the center for all sports with baseball taking a backseat to none. Long before the Colts or Pacers came to Indianapolis, there were many amateur ball parks near the downtown area. Because of shifting populations most of these parks have moved to the suburbs but Victory Field sits right downtown along with the major sports facilities. Since the Reds are not having a good season this year, why not take in an Indian game?
… Futsal kings in must-win game tonightTHE reputed ‘kings of futsal’ in Guyana are trotting on the line of elimination from the inaugural Xtreme Clean & Maintenance/GT Beer ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament, following their 4-2 loss to Tucville on Tuesday evening at the National Gymnasium.The defeat means that the star-studded team will now have to win tonight’s clash against Sophia in order to stand a chance of advancing to the tournament’s quarter-final stage.Buoyed by an exceptional team performance, Tucville, with goals from Jahaal Greaves (7th), Raphael Edwards (9th), Delon Williams (13th) and Jermaine Junior (20th) showed why, despite not having ‘big names’, are still considered one of the top teams in the tournament.Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson had given Sparta Boss an early lead with his goal in the opening minute of the game, but ‘Sparta’ was kept at bay with some excellent defending and goalkeeping, and were only able so score in the closing minutes of the encounter through Eusi ‘Boney Man’ Phillips.Meanwhile, the eagerly anticipated battle between the experienced Bent Street and Future Stars lived up to all expectations as they traded goals in an electrifying first half which ended 2-2.Ralph Parris (3rd) and Jamal Cozier (7th) were Future Stars goalscorers while Daniel Wilson netted a double for Bent Street; scoring in the 2nd and 5th minute.Melvorn Ross (13th) and Devon Dooker (20th) scored for Albouystown in their 2-0 victory over Tiger Bay, while Back Circle bounced back from a lacklustre opening game to inflict a crushing 5-0 win over North Ruimveldt.Broad Street Bullies scraped past Plaisance 4-3 in another entertaining slugfest. Sophia showed little mercy in their 4-0 drubbing of Agricola Champion Boys to boost their chance of a quarter-final spot.The winning team will receive $500 000 and the championship trophy, while second-, third- and fourth-place finishers take home $200 000, $100 000 and $50 000 respectively. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) will receive $50 000.The final round of the round-robin phase concludes this evening at the same venue with Future Stars versus Plaisance; Agricola battling Tucville; Albouystown challenging North Ruimveldt; Bent Street colliding with Broad Street and Back Circle facing Tiger Bay.
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Asante Kotoko assistant coach Henry Wellington has revealed he is unperturbed with the side’s slow start to the season.Wellington, who is acting in the absence of Mas-ud Didi Dramani – away on national team duty – saw the Porcupine Warriors labour to a 0-0 draw on the opening day of their title defence against newly promoted Amidaus Professionals on Sunday.Speaking after the draw at home to Amidaus, Wellington stated he is not overly troubled by Kotoko’s results and admits they were unlucky to claim all the spoils.“It was a good game and I am sure we will defend the league,” said Wellington.“We played very well but it was just hard luck.”Kotoko play AshantiGold next in the league at the Len Clay Stadium.
Ghana’s goals in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations 3-0 semi-final win over hosts Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on Thursday. Jordan Ayew opened the scoring on 42 minutes from the penalty box after Kwesi Appiah was felled inside the box by goalkeeper Felipe Ovono.Two minutes later, Mubarak Wakaso finished a nice counter attack move before captain Andre Ayew scored in the second half to seal the win.