Former Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye says President Akufo-Addo has a bad choice as sports minister, highlighting the challenges the sector is facing under the leadership of Isaac Asiamah.Asiamah has been in charge since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took office in 2017. He is the longest-serving sports minister since 2001. Under his watch, the Accra Sports Stadium has been renovated with Baba Yara Stadium currently undergoing renovation.Also, in partnership with the National Youth Authority, the Ministry is constructing 10 multi-purpose sports facilities across the country.Isaac Asiamah As Sports Minister Is A Bad Choice – Nii Lante Vanderpuye Member of Parliament for Odododiodio Constituency Nii Lante Vanderpuye believes the incumbent Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah was wrongly appointed.Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-90.5x1x1.25×1.5x2x facebook twitter Email reddit linkedin Linkhttps://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/other-sports/akufo-addo-has-a-bad-choice-as-sports-minister-vanderpuye-slams-asiamahs-works/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedAuto180p720p406p270p180pLive00:0000:2600:25 However, the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio has not been impressed with Mr Asiamah’s works. In an interview with Joy Sports, Mr Vanderpuye said little has been done to support the sporting disciplines.“I get complaints all the time. Boxers are complaining, Armwrestling complaining, weightlifting complaining, almost all the sporting disciplines are complaining. If they don’t get support from the Ghana Olympic Committee, they don’t get support at all. This is not good for Ghana Sports,” he said.“I thought that the President was somebody who I have known to love sports but I think he has a bad choice of a minister, that’s the problem. I must be frank with you, I said it at the beginning that the President made a mistake of choosing Asiamah as the Minister for Sports”. During his 11 months spell, Mr Vanderpuye oversaw the construction of Trust Sports Emporium which was unveiled in November. According to him, the project and many others planned before his exit is what the incumbent government is benefiting from.” As we are talking today, weightlifting is the only sporting discipline in Ghana that is seeing some level of (uprise), maybe to some extent swimming. Even swimming, if we had not built a swimming pool at the Bukom Boxing Arena [Trust Sports Emporium], where will swimming be?” he quizzed.“Ghana was able to host the Africa Zone 2 tournament, brought so many countries, close to about 16 countries to Ghana. That is good, that’s the vision that we had. Initially, we were going to build only a boxing Arena but we said no, lets swimming, let’s add this, let’s add that. It takes people with the vision to build sports for the future,” he added.
The 2019 MLB trade deadline came and went with a flurry of last-minute deals that could shake up the postseason races.Things got started Sunday with the first big-name player moved when the Blue Jays sent Marcus Stroman to the Mets. It’s got only crazier from there as the Astros landed starting pitcher Zack Greinke from the Diamondbacks. Other big names on the move included Shane Greene from the Tigers to the Braves, Tanner Roark from the Reds to the Athletics and Nick Castellanos from the Tigers to the Cubs.The trade cut-off was 4 p.m. ET. That was a hard deadline in 2019 with the August waiver period now a thing of the past. Deals were still coming through even after the deadline.Sporting News tracked all the trades and rumors before the MLB trade deadline. You can see all of the day’s deals below.MORE: Here’s how to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNMLB trade deadline 2019: Live updates, news, rumorsJuly 314:54 p.m. — Cubs send Carl Edwards Jr. to the Padres.Cubs also traded Carl Edwards Jr. to the Padres, per source— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 31, 20194:43 p.m. — Some parameters on the Greinke deal.#DBacks sending $24M to #Astros in Greinke trade, source tells The Athletic. HOU assumes remaining $53M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20194:26 p.m. — Tigers’ return for Castellanos.Source: The Cubs are sending 2017 first-round pick Alex Lange to the Tigers in the Nicholas Castellanos deal. Pitching prospect Paul Richan is also packaged in the trade, according to @CraigMish.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) July 31, 20194:25 p.m. — Arizona’s haul for Greinke.Corbin Martin, J.B. Bukauskas, Seth Beer and Josh Rojas are headed to the Diamondbacks for Zack Greinke, source tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20194:21 p.m. — Tampa making several moves.Joe McCarthy is headed from Tampa Bay to the San Francisco Giants, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019Reliever Adam Kolarek is headed to the Dodgers, source tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20194:19 p.m. — Scooter Gennett’s heading to San Francisco.Scooter Gennett to #SFGiants, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20194:18 p.m. — Twins get in on the action.#MNTwins acquire Sam Dyson from Giants.— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) July 31, 20194:15 p.m. — Astros get Aaron Sanchez from Toronto and Zack Greinke from Arizona.BREAKING: #Astros get Greinke.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019So #Astros acquire Aaron Sanchez from the #Bluejays— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20194:11 p.m. — Nick Castellanos heads to the Cubs from the Tigers.#Cubs get Nicholas Castellanos, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20194:09 p.m. — D-backs get Mike Leake.#DBacks acquire Mike Leake, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20194:08 p.m. — Marlins and Rays with a deal right at the buzzer.#Rays do get Anderson from #Marlins and starter Trevor Richards, for Stanek and prospect OF Jesus Sanchez. @CraigMish on it as well— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 31, 20194:01 p.m. — Blue Jays making some more moves.Per @longleysunsport Joe Biagini dealt to #Astros after throwing scoreless inning for #BlueJays vs #Royals https://t.co/AhdKZk9z33— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 31, 2019MORE: Watch MLB games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)3:59 p.m. — Update on the Dodgers-Pirates front.A Felipe Vazquez trade was not in place between #Dodgers and #Pirates, as of 3:55 p.m. ET. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20193:58 p.m. — Angels and Astros trying to get in on the fun.Hear #Angels are trying to finalize a trade with #Astros for Max Stassi— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20193:41 p.m. — Just under 20 minutes until the deadline and Atlanta lands Mark Melancon from San Francisco.Mark Melancon to the Braves is done, @Buster_ESPN is reporting.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20193:36 p.m. — Braves land a catcher as well.#Braves obtain catcher John Ryan Murphy from #Diamondbacks (Aug trade in July).— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20193:32 p.m. — Looks like the Mets are trying to be sellers AND buyers at the deadline.Told #mets are not only in sell mode with Wheeler, but also are talking about buying as deadline approaches. They want to bulk up pen.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20193:30 p.m. — Rays trade for Rocky Gale from the Dodgers.#Rays acquiring Rocky Gale from #Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations, sources tell The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 31, 20193:24 p.m. — Braves get their guy.Braves get Shane Greene, pending medicals— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 20193:23 p.m. — Pirates and Dodgers in a stalemate over Vazquez.The #Dodgers and #Pirates are engaged in a staring contest over Felipe Vázquez, at this moment, that will possibly determine the outcome of the World Series.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20193:13 p.m. — Dodgers at least make a move.#Dodgers acquiring Jedd Gyorko from #STLCards, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20193:12 p.m. — If Greene does indeed wind up in Atlanta, then the pressure’s on the Dodgers who are looking to add an arm for their bull pen.Major developments: #Tigers closer Shane Greene close to being dealt to #Braves, per @Ken_Rosenthal. If deal is completed, the #Dodgers’ top fallback option will be off the board — thus increasing the pressure on LA to complete deal for Felipe Vazquez. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20193:10 p.m. — The market for Zack Wheeler is still very much open; just a matter of if the Mets get an offer they like.#Mets talking to multiple teams about Wheeler #Rays #Astros #Yankees included but still telling teams will keep if not get what they want— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20193:09 p.m. — Atlanta nearing a deal for Shane Greene.#Braves close to acquiring Shane Greene from the #Tigers, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20193:02 p.m. — Pirates remain adamant on their asking price for Vazquez.With the deadline an hour away, the #Pirates have not moved off their ask of Gavin Lux OR Dustin May plus Keibert Ruiz from the #Dodgers for Felipe Vázquez, source tells The Athletic. #Dodgers currently focused on lesser relievers. Situation remains fluid, subject to change.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20192:53 p.m. — Detroit and Atlanta are closing in on a deal involving Greene.#Tigers negotiating position in Shane Greene talks with #Braves just became stronger, as Atlanta pulled closer Luke Jackson after facing two hitters and recording no outs in the ninth inning today. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20192:51 p.m. — Corey Dickerson on the move.Outfielder Corey Dickerson has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, source tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20192:50 p.m. — Miami’s making some moves trading right-hander Zac Gallen to Arizona.Right-hander Zac Gallen is headed to the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Miami Marlins for shortstop prospect Jazz Chisholm, source tells ESPN. Gallen has been very good, with a 2.72 ERA in seven major league starts.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20192:49 p.m. — The Rays have reportedly made an offer for the Mets’ Zack Wheeler.Source: #Rays have made an offer to #Mets for Zack Wheeler, but sides are not close on a deal. @martinonyc first reported Tampa Bay’s interest in Wheeler. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20192:42 p.m. — Rosenthal’s reporting the Nats and Mariners could combine the two trades they’ve made today.#Nationals and #Mariners could combine Strickland and Elias trades, source tells The Athletic. Both going to #Nationals. Strickland element first reported by @Feinsand.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20192:37 p.m. — Nationals nab their third reliever of the day.#National acquire third reliever of the day, 2d from #Mariner: Hunter Strickland for Aaron Fletcher. @Feinsand 1st— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20192:26 p.m. — Tanner Roark’s headed to the Bay Area from Cincinnati. The Reds will receive one minor leaguer from the Oakland A’s in exchange for Tanner Roark, per source.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019#Athletics acquiring RHP Tanner Roark from #Reds, source tells The Athletic. Agreement in place, pending medical review.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20192:23 p.m. — Seems like the Yankees won’t be making any moves for Robbie Ray from Arizona. @BNightengale reported chances of Ray to #Yankees are dead. I can’t pronounce dead, but heard pretty close to it if not completely done.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 20192:22 p.m. — One of the Dodgers’ top prospects is “untouchable” in any trades today, per Morosi.I’m told #Dodgers prospect Gavin Lux is virtually untouchable, even in the Felipe Vázquez talks. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20192:19 p.m. — Brewers and Giants have come to terms on a “significant” trade involving infielder Mauricio Dubon and Drew Pomeranz, per The Athletic.Ray Black is also headed to the Brewers with Drew Pomeranz, source tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019Pomeranz goes from #SFGiants to #Brewers, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019#Brewers and #SFGiants in agreement on significant trade, sources tell The Athletic. Mauricio Dubon to San Francisco.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) July 31, 20192:18 p.m. — The recent moves made by the Nats have affected the market for Greene.#Tigers’ market for Shane Greene is narrowing slightly, now that #Nats have added two other relievers. #Dodgers, #Yankees and #Braves among remaining suitors for Greene, sources say. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20192:15 p.m. — Elias is on his was to D.C. from Seattle.RHP Elvis Alvarado and LHP Taylor Guilbeau going from #Nationals to #Mariners in Elias trade, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019Roenis Elias is indeed headed to the Nationals, sources confirm to ESPN. That’s two moves already for Mike Rizzo to improve a bullpen that needed it.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20192:11 p.m. — Dodgers interested in Pirates’ reliever Felipe Vázquez, per Jon Morosi.Biggest question across @MLB industry right now: What will #Dodgers give up to acquire closer Felipe Vázquez from #Pirates? I believe they would part with catching prospect Keibert Ruiz. I am less certain whether they ultimately include Dustin May, too. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20192:10 p.m. — Nats close to making anotherm move.#Nationals close to acquiring LH Roenis Elias from #Mariners, source tells The Athletic. Would join Daniel Hudson as bullpen addition.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20192:01 p.m. — Sounds like the Nationals aren’t done yet.#Nationals also working to acquire LH Roenis Elias from the #Mariners, source tells The Athletic. Not clear if teams are close to deal.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20191:58 p.m. — Daniel Hudson’s headed to D.C., per Passan.Reliever Daniel Hudson is headed to the Washington Nationals, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019Correction: Johnston! https://t.co/clffLfYUNz— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20191:56 p.m. — ESPN’s Jeff Passan’s reporting a sense of urgency amongst teams looking to add a starting pitcher. Deadline’s just over two hours away.With a little more than two hours until the trade deadline, the sense of urgency has started to pick up, according to sources. Multiple teams are hitting the starting-pitching market, with Rangers starter Mike Minor, among others, generating interest.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 20191:44 p.m. — Washington’s interested in Detroits’ Shane Greene.#Tigers continue to ask #Nats for Carter Kieboom in Shane Greene talks, source says; @beckjason and @JamalCollier reported on Detroit’s interest in Kieboom earlier this month. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20191:31 p.m. — If your team’s in the market for a reliever, then they’ll have to pony up a big offer if they want the Tigers’ Shane Greene.#Tigers asking price on Shane Greene remains high, 2-1/2 hours before the deadline. #Braves, #Yankees, #Nats among teams with interest. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20191:19 p.m. — Astros might be setting their sights on the Mets’ Zack Wheeler.Source: #Astros are most comfortable with Zack Wheeler’s acquisition cost, among the possible rotation trade options. Houston’s farm system has thinned, constraining the team’s ability to land Bumgarner or Ray without giving up Kyle Tucker. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20191:14 p.m. — Detroit’s Matthew Boyd’s had his name thrown around in recent weeks as a potential target for other teams, but it seems like a deal isn’t close.Matthew Boyd isn’t close to being dealt anywhere, sources say. I’ll be curious to see if #Padres engage with #Tigers in next 3 hours, especially with Noah Syndergaard staying in New York, per @Joelsherman1. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 20191:10 p.m. — Yankees and Rays kicking the tires on Blue Jays’ Ken Giles.#BlueJays’ Ken Giles remains in play after receiving a cortisone shot in his elbow yesterday. #Yankees, #Rays have at least inquired, sources say.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 201912:59 p.m. — Sounds like Shane Greene might be on the move soon.Source: #Tigers, #Braves trade talks have intensified over last 48 hours. Shane Greene is the focus. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 201912:55 p.m. — The Astros have acquired Martín Maldonado from the Cubs, per Ken Rosenthal.#Astros acquire catcher Martín Maldonado from #Cubs, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019Utilityman Tony Kemp is headed to the Chicago Cubs from Houston in exchange for Martín Maldonado, a source tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 201912:31 p.m. — The first trade of significance today sees Rays first baseman Jesus Andujar head to the Brewers, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.First baseman Jesus Aguilar has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Tampa Bay Rays, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 201912:23 p.m. — The back end of the Braves’ bullpen could use a boost.The Braves are attempting to add another potential closer before today’s deadline. Think more like Shane Greene than Felipe Vazquez.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 201912:17 p.m. — The Cubs reportedly still have Whit Merrifield on their trade deadline wish list.Cubs would love Whit Merrifield. But the asking price has always been enormous and is said to remain so. KC loves him too.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 201912:02 p.m. — The Rangers and White Sox swap players and international signing bonus pool money.pic.twitter.com/O1pZ5sooDM— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 31, 201911:49 a.m. — Houston’s also looking to add a starting pitcher. Source: #Astros’ conversations on adding a starter today focused mostly on Zack Wheeler and Robbie Ray. @Ken_Rosenthal reported yesterday that Houston was working to add Wheeler. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 201911:45 a.m. — Astros’ interest in the relief-pitching market gaining steam.Source: #Astros in active discussions to add a reliever; Ryan Pressly’s placement on the injured list is one consideration in that regard. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 201911:23 a.m. — Mets are still fielding offers for Zack Wheeler.#Mets still fielding calls from 9 teams on Wheeler. They have a price. If met, he will be traded. There remains a decent chance of that.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 201911:07 a.m. — Also looking like Syndergaard won’t be moved before 4 p.m. today.Told Noah Syndergaard was pulled off the trade market last night. He is staying with the #Mets— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2019Source: #Mets continue to ask for @MLB-level players, rather than prospects, in Noah Syndergaard talks. The asking price is high enough that one exec expressed doubt this morning that Syndergaard will be moved today. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 201911:04 a.m. — The Giants might finally be shifting into sell mode.Source: #SFGiants having “sell” conversations on their pitchers, with under 5 hours left before the #TradeDeadline. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 201910:56 a.m. — Mike Leake’s name starting to pop up now.#Brewers one of teams on #Mariners’ Mike Leake, sources tell The Athletic. #Rangers also have been in mix. Trade possible, even after Leake pitched last night. Leake holds full no-trade, but told reporters he was willing to waive it for deal that did not come to fruition – yet.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 20199:19 a.m. — Looks like the Indians aren’t done making moves.Even after the Indians’ big trade last night, they are working on other possible deals— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 20197:37 a.m. — Will the Reds try to flip Trevor Bauer today after acquiring him on the eve of the deadline?Joe Girardi thinks the #Reds may try to flip Bauer before the #TradeDeadline…@Ken_Rosenthal weighs in on #MLBTonight. pic.twitter.com/oZUyzRP5MW— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 31, 2019July 30Trevor Bauer to the Reds, Yasiel Puig to the Indians in three-team deal On the eve of the deadline, the Indians reportedly traded right-hander Trevor Bauer to the Reds; the Reds reportedly traded outfielder Yasiel Puig to the Indians and outfielder Taylor Trammell to the Padres; and the Padres reportedly trade outfielder Franmil Reyes, left-hander Logan Allen and infielder Victor Nova to the Indians.What we know about monster Indians-Reds-Padres three-way trade, per sources:Cincinnati gets: RHP Trevor BauerCleveland gets: OF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allen, OF Yasiel Puig, 3B Victor Nova (per @AJCassavell)San Diego gets: OF Taylor TrammellLHP Scott Moss also involved.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019July 28Marcus Stroman traded to MetsWhile Stroman’s been discussed as a potential player on the move the last several months, New York was an obvious landing spot, just not the Mets. The Yankees were reportedly interested in dealing for Stroman as the deadline drew near, but it was their cross-town rivals who swooped in and snatched him up.. @MStrooo6 is ready for the New York stage. pic.twitter.com/djdTTLhY2y— New York Mets (@Mets) July 29, 2019