The national Rugby team, the Eagles will face defending champions Uganda in a Pool B opener at this year’s Africa Men’s Sevens tournament on Saturday, October 13 2018. The Eagles, who have been fine-tuning their preparations in Tunis ahead of the tournament, qualified as one of the top 12 teams on the continent.The team is buoyed by their success at this year’s Bronze Cup but technical advisor Collin Osborne is cautiously optimistic.“We are well aware of the enormity of the task that lies ahead. We are in a group with two of the strongest teams in Africa. We are the underdogs and it means there is no pressure on us. But I am absolutely confident the guys will give their best shot in Tunisia. The boys are proud of the privilege to represent Ghana”, the renowned rugby coach told JoySports. The Eagles are ninth in the tournament’s rankings and President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union Herbert Mensah is urging rugby-loving Ghanaians to be modest in their expectations. “All the other teams have a structure of playing and are supported by their governments and national associations. And most of them took their players from Europe. We are the only ones who took our players from Ghana,” he said. The 2018 Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament will be staged in Monastir, Tunisia between October 13 and 14.
Feeling cold yet?In addition to the freezing winter temperatures, the emptiness of no baseball has fans chilled to their core and makes the wait for baseball season feel like forever. TeamFirst pitchers and catchers workoutFirst full-squad workoutAtlanta BravesThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Baltimore OriolesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Boston Red SoxWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Detroit TigersWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Houston AstrosThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Miami MarlinsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Minnesota TwinsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17New York MetsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17New York YankeesThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Philadelphia PhilliesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Pittsburgh PiratesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17St. Louis CardinalsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Tampa Bay RaysThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Toronto Blue JaysThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Washington NationalsThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Cactus League in ArizonaTeamFirst pitchers and catchers workoutFirst full-squad workoutArizona DiamondbacksWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Chicago CubsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Chicago White SoxWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Cincinnati RedsSaturday, Feb. 15Tuesday, Feb. 18Cleveland IndiansThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Colorado RockiesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Kansas City RoyalsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Los Angeles AngelsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Los Angeles DodgersFriday, Feb. 14Tuesday, Feb. 18Milwaukee BrewersThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Oakland AthleticsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17San Diego PadresThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18San Francisco GiantsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Seattle MarinersThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Texas RangersWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Spring training locations for all 30 teamsGrapefruit League in FloridaTeamLocationVenueAtlanta BravesNorth PortCoolToday ParkBaltimore OriolesSarasotaEd Smith StadiumBoston Red SoxFort MyersJetBlue Park at Fenway SouthDetroit TigersLakelandJoker Marchant StadiumFlorida MarlinsJupiterRoger Dean Chevrolet StadiumHouston AstrosWest Palm BeachFITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm BeachesMinnesota TwinsFort MyersHammond StadiumNew York MetsPort St. LucieFirst Data FieldNew York YankeesTampaGeorge M. Steinbrenner FieldPhiladelphia PhilliesClearwaterSpectrum FieldPittsburgh PiratesBradentonLECOM ParkSt. Louis CardinalsJupiterRoger Dean StadiumTampa Bay RaysPort CharlotteCharlotte Sports ParkToronto Blue JaysDunedinDunedin StadiumWashington NationalsWest Palm BeachThe Ballpark of the Palm BeachesCactus League in ArizonaTeamLocationVenueArizona DiamondbacksScottsdaleSalt River Fields at Talking StickChicago CubsMesaSloan ParkChicago White SoxGlendaleCamelback RanchCincinnati RedsGoodyearGoodyear BallparkCleveland IndiansGoodyearGoodyear BallparkColorado RockiesScottsdaleSalt River Fields at Talking StickKansas City RoyalsSurpriseSurprise StadiumLos Angeles AngelsTempeTempe Diablo StadiumLos Angeles DodgersGlendaleCamelback RanchMilwaukee BrewersPhoenixMaryvale Baseball ParkOakland AthleticsMesaHoHoKam StadiumSan Diego PadresPeoriaPeoria Sports ComplexSan Francisco GiantsScottsdaleScottsdale StadiumSeattle MarinersPeoriaPeoria Sports ComplexTexas RangersSurpriseSurprise Stadium But soon — very soon — the soothing sounds of mitts popping and bats cracking is going to warm baseball fans around the country, while the fuzzy, warm blanket of hope is going to embrace those same fans for all 30 teams.MORE: Your favorite spring training clichés, explained, dissected and translatedThere is a reason that hope “springs” eternal, after all.Here’s everything you need to know about 2020 MLB spring training, When does 2020 MLB spring training start?The first spring training game in 2020 will be played Feb. 21 between the Royals and Rangers at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz., to begin the Cactus League schedule.The Grapefruit League opens the next day with eight games.MLB spring training report datesGrapefruit League in Florida