December 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Bald eagle lands on football fan during game Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailpchoui/iStock(ARLINGTON, Texas) — A bald eagle landed on a fan attending the Notre Dame-Clemson Tigers game ahead of the Cotton Bowl Classic over the weekend. The eagle had been trained to fly around AT&T Stadium during the “Star-Spangled Banner” and then land on the field before the game kicked off. Instead, Clark the eagle landed in the crowd, CNN reported.The American Bald Eagle entered the World Bird Sanctuary flight training program after the center discovered he could not be released into the wild due to deformity in the scales of his talons at birth, according to CNN. He has performed at other sporting events, but AT&T Stadium was the largest venue to host Clark, Cotton Bowl officials said.No fans were injured during Clark’s surprise landing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has listed Nigeria Open in its Challenge Series calendar as well as confirms the date for the championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.Nigeria Open remains the highest prize money tournament among the ITTF Challenge Series with a purse of $46,000 and the world table tennis ruling body has also named Algeriaâ€™s Mounir Bessah as the competition manager.For this year, the Nigeria Open will hold on August 9 to 13 with players across the globe expected to complete their registration by July 20. The final entries for singles is July 10while the final entries for doubles is July 20.According to the 2017 ITTF Challenge Directives, limited number of entries to players is 180, while only the final entries are taken into consideration by the organisers and the Competition Manager for the participation of players.In the prospectus released at the weekend, a national association can enter a maximum of six players with the host getting 12 slots in each gender.However, the tournament will be preceded by the qualification events commencing onÂ Wednesday, August 9 to 10 while the main draw will serve off on August 10.Nigeriaâ€™s Femi George is the Tournament Director.Already, menâ€™s singles defending champion, Finlandâ€™s Olah Benedek has confirmed his readiness to defend the title while some European stars have expressed their intention to be part of the tournament.Â Â Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram