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Griezmann rests as Atletico Madrid train for Copa del Rey

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgMadrid: Atletico de Madrid’s French striker Antoine Griezmann took a rest on Monday while his teammates trained for the upcoming match against fourth-tier Spanish league club Sant Andreu in the Copa del Rey round-of-32.Also absent were Uruguay defender Diego Godin, who did recovery work, while his countryman Jose Maria Gimenez was still out after getting injured in the 1-1 La Liga tie against Villarreal on October 20. France defender Lucas Hernandez remained in the gym after discomfort forced him to retire at the half during Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Real Sociedad in La Liga.The rest of the squad trained under Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who worked on a possible offensive-minded lineup involving midfielders Rodrigo Hernandez, Thomas Partey, Thomas Lemar and Victor “Vitolo” Machin, as well as winger Gelson Martins and striker Nikola Kalinic, with the forward Angel Correa as a man free that could combine with the two groups. The session ended with free kicks and corner kicks, in which Lemar played a starring role, running both long and short to surprise the defense.On Tuesday, Sant Andreu will host Atletico Madrid at Camp Municipal Narcis Sala in Barcelona. IANSlast_img read more

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Kuwik’s sterling pitching performances lead Syracuse to doubleheader sweep of Villanova

By on September 17, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 18, 2013 at 12:27 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse With three balls, two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score tied, Corinne Ozanne stood 60 feet from a Syracuse victory.Representing the winning run, Ozanne needed something from Danielle Chitkowski. After Chitkowski watched ball four sail well off of the outside corner, Ozanne slowly trotted down the third-base line and clinched an Orange win, tapping her right foot on home plate.Syracuse streamed out of the third-base dugout to celebrate the 3-2 walk-off win. Ozanne was embraced by her teammates, Morgan Nandin and Jasmine Watson exchanged a celebratory hug, and Leigh Ross beckoned her team to line up and shake hands.But lost in the euphoria of the exciting win was senior pitcher Stacy Kuwik, Syracuse’s workhorse and hero on the day.Syracuse (16-22, 4-7 Big East) took both games of a doubleheader against Villanova (15-22, 2-11) at SU Softball Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. SU’s offense was unable to build its lead in a 1-0 win in game one, and missed many opportunities to put the Wildcats away in a 3-2 victory in game two. But despite a lack of offensive support, Kuwik leaned on the strength of her arm and the fielding behind her to steal the show.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I am so proud of her,” pitching coach Jenna Caira said. “Everybody has humps to get over, and today was huge for her.”After a dominant junior season, Kuwik has struggled since the start of conference play in 2013. With the absence of Lindsay Taylor, she has been called upon to throw a lot of innings, and has struggled to keep opponents off of the scoreboard.On Wednesday, Kuwik forgot about her struggles and focused. In 14 innings over two games, she gave up just two runs and commanded the confidence of a team itching to win its first home conference game.As each inning passed, Kuwik’s fastball grew stronger and her confident smile grew wider. Villanova third-base coach Gerry Mauro kept urging Wildcat hitters to find the right pitch to hit, but Kuwik wasn’t yielding anything over the plate. Her strong command allowed her to get quick outs, and she threw a total of 11 pitches in the third and fourth innings of game two.“You could see her smiling out there and having fun with her teammates,” Caira said. “I keep telling her to stop thinking so much and just pitch, and it turned into a fantastic job.”Yet Kuwik didn’t act alone.Up 1-0 in the top of the fourth of game one, Villanova’s Sierra McConnell slapped a ground ball to Nandin at shortstop. Nandin scooped it up, quickly fired the ball home and Ashley Dimon slapped the tag on Valerie Ortega to keep the Wildcats from tying the game.With the game tied at 2-2 in the top of the sixth in game two, the Orange defense delivered once again. McConnell hit another ground ball to Nandin, who faked to first then threw out pinch runner Danielle Lewandowski leaking off of third. One play later, Veronica Grant threw pinch runner Kera Pezzuti out at the plate after Julie Smith singled to center.“We had a good practice yesterday and have been taking a lot of fielding reps,” Nandin said. “Everyone made good decisions and we did our best for Stacy today.”After two dramatic outs, Kuwik took matters into her own hands. Center-fielder Shea Palmer swung and missed at her 1-2 offering, and Kuwik pumped her fist and briskly ran toward the dugout where an energized team awaited.“I love the feeling of getting the out myself,” Kuwik said. “It’s nice to have the girls playing well behind you, but striking a girl out is the best thing.“It was good to get some personal wins today, but I was just glad to be here for my team and help us win as a group.” Commentslast_img read more

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Tipp hurlers will need to match the Banner’s intensity

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgKennedy says it’s likely the game will be played at Championship intensity.Injury concerns regarding Denis Maher, Patrick Maher, Shane McGrath, Paddy Stapleton and Michael Cahill means Eamon O’Shea will have to test the depth of his squad. Kennedy, who won two All Irelands with Tipperary, says the game against Clare is the perfect platform for fringe players to put their hands up for selection. A concept that Eamon O’Shea has said he is open to.Sunday’s game against Clare throws-in at 2 o’clock and we’ll have full live coverage from Cusack Park here on Tipp FM in association with Nenagh Quickfit Centre, Ormond Street Nenagh and Doherty Hardware, Rosemary Square Roscrea. The Premier County will travel to Cusack Park to take on a Banner side who are sitting at the bottom of Division 1A. Kennedy, who won two All Irelands with Tipperary, says a win for Eamon O’Shea’s team will add to their momentum heading into the next round. He spoke to Tipp FM Sport ahead of Sunday’s game in Ennis. last_img read more

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Angels in Titanic Battle in Yenagoa for AITEO Cup

By on September 8, 2020

first_imgCoached by Whyte Ogbonda, the Ibom Angels have earned the respect of the average women football follower, having stretched Rivers Angels in last year’s Final in Jos and generally showing consistency on the domestic scene.No doubt, their ‘star woman’ today would be defender Glory Ogbonna, who has become an integral part of the Super Falcons squad and is one of the principal reasons Ibom Angels are making their second successive appearance in the AITEO Cup final. She commands a solid defensive set-up and ensured her side has not conceded in this year’s competition.They also boast the precocious Emem Essien, a winger with so much promise and potential, as well as strong defender Fehintola Mabokanje.Cup holders Rivers Angels are certainly not coming to Yenagoa to admire the riverine landscape. Coached by former Super Falcons’ chief-in-the-dugout, Edwin Okon, the Angels have won the National Cup (which became AITEO Cup last year following the acquisition of the competition rights by AITEO Energy Group) more than any other club in the land and are looking to successfully defend their title.The girls from Garden City represent an array of some of the best performers in women football in the country, and names like Evelyn Nwabuoku, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Rofiat Sule easily strike a note in that sector.Former Super Falcons’ captain Nwabuoku has a point to prove, having been overlooked in the recent list of players called up for the defence of the Women Africa Cup of Nations title, and the prolific Sule knows her goals will matter when the whistle goes for kick off in the Bayelsa State capital.Goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, who shone brilliantly for the Nigeria U20 girls at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France in August, will try to stand between Ibom Angels and a first national trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It is a replication of last year’s final match as defending champions, Rivers Angels and Ibom Angels clash at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa today for the right to hold aloft and keep the AITEO Women’s Cup for the next one year.The champions overpowered Bayelsa Queens in Enugu 2-0 in the semi finals, while the girls from Akwa Ibom saw off the challenge of fit –fighting Edo Queens at Owerri’s Dan Anyiam Stadium.The women’s final comes 24 hours before the men’s battle, with Rangers International of Enugu and Kano Pillars going for each other’s jugular at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba tomorrow.last_img read more

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ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: Lorraine Toussaint Joins AMC’s “Badlands,” Etana’s new album and…

By on August 31, 2020

first_imgTrinidad Born Actress Returns In AMC Series  By Daniel Strom  Trinidad-born actress, Lorraine Toussaint, is set to return in an AMC series. Toussaint, 57, returns to season 3 of “Into the Badlands” , which blends an apocalyptic setting with mystical martial-arts tropes.Into the Badlands Season 3 will arrive on Sunday, April 22nd at 10 p.m., with a larger order of 15 episodes this time around. Toussaint will play Cressida, described as the “self-styled Prophetess and mentor.”  The character is a spiritual guide, political counsel and chief military strategist. Haitian American Singer On Official World Cup Song  The 2018 FIFA world Cup is three months away and a top Haitian American singer is a part of the Coca-Cola’s official World Cup song, ‘Colours.’Cassper Nyovest has teamed up with Jason Derulo for the song, which was recorded at Derulo ‘s home studio in LA. Th Miramar-born Derulo, whose latest single ‘If I’m Lucky’ is currently at number 10 on the Coca-Cola Top 40 chart, shared a behind-the-scene’s look at the new song on YouTube last month. (News Americas Now.com)Soca star Machel Montano for Jamaica carnival The countdown is on to the 2018 Jamaica carnival and soca superstar Machel Montano is set to be part of the celebration. Montano, who won the hotly contested Road March competition in February with his song ‘Soca Kingdom,’ a collaboration with the legendary Austin ‘Superblue’ Lyons, a ten-time Road March champion, will be participating in Jamaica’s Carnival with the band Xodus.Jamaica’s carnival is set for Apr 8 –16th in Kingston. Etana set to drop new album Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter, Etana, was set to drop her new album on March 8th. ‘Reggae Forever,’ is a 14-track project released under Tad’s Record label and takes listeners on a mission of love and unity. It features tracks like ‘Free Pt 2,’ ‘Fighting for Nothing,’ ‘Spread Love,’ ‘Carry You,’ and ‘You’re The One.’The album will be available on all digital platform, compact disc and a vinyl release is promised for her fans this year. Etana was born in August Town, Kingston Jamaica and raised in South Florida.last_img read more

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Lloyds enhances gambling safety with Gamban

By on August 30, 2020

first_img Submit Lloyds Banking Group has announced a partnership with Gamban, providing customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax with access to its gambling blocking program.The software, designed to offer protection across iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS devices from thousands of gambling sites and applications, will remain in use after a successful initial integration towards the end of January this year.Jack Symons, founder of Gamban, stated: “It’s very positive to see forward-thinking banking institutions such as Lloyds Banking Group rise to the challenge of protecting vulnerable customers from gambling addiction through barriers such as spend control and collaboration with market-leading gambling-blocking technology, Gamban.”The collaboration further pushes Lloyds’ new safer gambling identity following the firm’s ‘Gambling Transaction Freezes’ add-on, providing an additional layer of protection on the company’s mobile banking app from potential gambling harmGamban’s system, expected to be used for punters who suffer from gambling problems, blocks betting sites on a variety of platforms such as Facebook and the internet, whilst also offering on-demand live technical support.Elyn Corfield, managing director of consumer finance at Lloyds Banking Group, concluded: “We know that gambling related harm can have serious and long term impacts on our customers and we are committed to making sure they can easily access a wide range of support. “In addition to our card controls that allow the freezing of gambling transactions we are delighted to have developed a pilot with Gamban offering our customers three months free access to their software, providing another level of protection.”The banking group stresses that it has been working closely with experts in the field of gambling support to ensure that customers have easy access to a wide range of help and support options. Share How Yield Sec is removing black market influences July 28, 2020 A GAME ABOVE teams up with Beanstalk to launch Yield Sec July 27, 2020 Share Gamban boosts US expertise with Jody Bechtold addition June 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

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A complete betting guide to college football’s New Year’s Six bowl games in 2019-20

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgCollege football’s 2019-20 bowl season will start in the Bahamas on Dec. 20 with Buffalo taking on Charlotte in the Bahamas Bowl, but the games everyone is most excited for are the New Year’s Six bowls. The pairings for these games were determined during the College Football Playoff selection show, and there are betting lines available now.Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports Insider Peach Bowl: LSU (-13) vs. Oklahoma, O/U 75.5The Tigers are massive favorites over the Sooners in the Peach Bowl on Saturday, December 28. LSU is having its best season in over 60 years, and Joe Burrow is set to become the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner since Billy Cannon won the award in 1959. Burrow is a -30000 favorite to win the award this Saturday, making him the loftiest favorite we have seen since Troy Smith won the 2006 Heisman Trophy. LSU was initially -10 by the opening college football betting odds, but an influx of money on the Tigers led to this line taking off. Oklahoma has not looked sharp since its loss to Kansas State in Manhattan, beating Iowa State by a point, Baylor by three points, and TCU by four points before finally winning comfortably in Bedlam. The Sooners needed to outlast Baylor in overtime in the Big 12 Championship Game to get here too, and they would not have been chosen by the Selection Committee if Utah beat Oregon in the Pac 12 Championship Game on Friday night.Fiesta Bowl: Clemson (-2) vs. Ohio State, O/U 63.5Dabo Swinney might think that the defending national champions are being disrespected, but the oddsmakers believe in Clemson. The Tigers are the No. 3 seed, but they are slight favorites over No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, December 28. Clemson has pasted each team it has played over the last two months. All the Tigers’ wins have come by at least 31 points, and they hammered Virginia 62-17 in the ACC Championship Game last week. Meanwhile, Ohio State had a tough time getting past Wisconsin, needing to rally from a 21-7 halftime deficit to keep its undefeated season alive. MORE: Picks for all 40 bowl games in 2019-20Cotton Bowl: Penn State (-7) vs. Memphis, O/U 60.5Special teams could play a major role in the Cotton Bowl, as Penn State and Memphis have two of the best special teams’ units in the country. Memphis has returned 10 kickoffs for touchdowns since the start of 2018, and the Tigers have the third best special teams in the country by SP+. Penn State is one of the nation’s best at preventing returns, allowing just 262 total return yards all season, and the Nittany Lions are conceding a scant 1.8 yards per punt return. The Nittany Lions will be using a new offensive coordinator for this game though as Ricky Rahne has become the new head coach at Old Dominion. Rahne had been the OC in Happy Valley since Joe Moorhead left to take the Mississippi State head coaching job two years, and that could create some hiccups on an offense that could be without star receiver K.J. Hamler too if he declares early for the NFL Draft.Orange Bowl: Florida (-13.5) vs. Virginia, O/U 55Virginia is making its first trip to the Orange Bowl after its best season in over 20 years. However, the Wahoos are one of the biggest underdogs of bowl season. Bryce Perkins did it all in leading the Cavaliers to their first ACC Coastal title in program history, but the oddsmakers believe that Florida’s defense will shut him down and hamstring this offense.Perkins was responsible for over 78 percent of UVA’s offense this season. The Gators have one of the best defenses in the country, though, ranking seventh in SP+. That could lead to a long day for Virginia as SP+ rates the Cavaliers as the 45th best team in the country, behind 6-6 teams like Michigan State and Tulane. MORE: Ranking all 40 bowl games of 2019-20 seasonRose Bowl: Wisconsin (-2.5) vs. Oregon, O/U 51If this year’s Rose Bowl is anything like the 2012 Rose Bowl between Oregon and Wisconsin, we’re all in for a treat. In that year’s edition of “The Granddaddy of Them All”, Oregon and Wisconsin combined for 1,129 yards and set a then-Rose Bowl record with 83 combined points. This year’s version is likely to see considerably less scoring according to the betting lines though.  Both Oregon and Wisconsin like to run the ball and trust their defenses to make big plays. The Ducks ran all over what had been the best run defense in the country last week in the Pac 12 Championship Game, and the Badgers have been one of the best running teams for the last two decades. That will put the onus on both teams to stop the run in Pasadena. Sugar Bowl: Georgia (-7.5) vs. Baylor, O/U 42.5UGA is hoping that Baylor decides not to bring either of its live bear mascots to the Sugar Bowl after nearly being impaled by Bevo last year.  That ominous event foreshadowed what was to come as Texas stunned Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, beating the Bulldogs 28-21 as a two-touchdown underdog.Baylor isn’t nearly as much of an underdog, as Matt Rhule has the Bears playing the best defense in the Big 12. That nearly led to Baylor beating Oklahoma twice, but the Bears fell short both times and have to settle for an NY6 game rather than a spot in the College football Playoff.last_img read more

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NBA willing to help Delonte West after video of brutal attack surfaces

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first_imgUPDATE: The Prince George’s County Police Department commented on the altercation Tuesday evening.Police said, per CBS Baltimore, when officers arrived the two men had been separated with one bleeding from his face. A video showing the aftermath of the altercation was filmed by one of the county’s police officers, and that officer has been suspended indefinitely. “It’s irresponsible for that (video) taken by a Prince George’s County police officer to be in the public’s hands,” Police Chief Hank Stawinski said.According to police, the two men had gotten into an argument earlier that morning. When asked, both men refused medical treatment and declined to press charges, so neither man was arrested.We have been in touch with those close to him to offer our help and support. Please join us in praying for him and his family and giving them respect and privacy during this difficult time.— Saint Joseph’s University (@saintjosephs) January 21, 2020While many have tried to help West, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports the former basketball star keeps refusing.From Charania:From West’s former teammates and coaches to team officials, all have run into the same issue over and over with him. A trip for him to seek help is scheduled and booked, West agrees upon it, and then he cancels. “He has to want to be helped,” said one person directly involved in setting him up with assistance. One of his former teams, according to a person, tried “too many times to count.” Yet, Monday’s incident was a reminder that they have to remain vigilant. “This has the potential to end very badly,” his close confidant said, “and we have to help.”Police said the circumstances around the video and its release are the subject of an internal investigation.ORIGINAL STORY:Former NBA star Delonte West is recovering from an attack, his former agent Aaron Goodwin has told TMZ Sports.Goodwin confirmed to the outlet that West is the man seen in a pair of videos that surfaced on Monday. One video shows an interview with an incoherent West, who is clearly upset after the attack. The video has more than seven million views on Twitter as NBA fans and players shared their concerns.Warning: Video contains explicit languageSlim doing bad NBA need to offer him some help pic.twitter.com/b7MtTj9JAt— Maybe: Damani (@damani_givens) January 21, 2020A separate video shows the attack itself. Although you can’t directly see the abuse, you can tell the attacker is stomping West’s head into the ground.Warning: Video contains disturbing imageryApparently Delonte West was seen getting beat up in the street this Morning. I went to school with him and it’s crazy to see just how his life has gone downhill since the NBA. pic.twitter.com/chm6Sbu9h6— Measha⚡️ (@N90sKindOfWorld) January 20, 2020The person who shared the video said she did not film it, adding that the woman who did see the attack called police to help.”She was not in a position to go break up a fight between grown men,” she said about the video. “I agree someone should’ve stopped to help but it’s also dangerous.”Goodwin told TMZ Sports West has “a support system around him, but his close friends and family members need more help.” The outlet also reported the NBA has offered to help its former player in the wake of these videos.As the video continued to be spread around, several athletes and fans voiced their concerns. Former NFL receiver Dez Bryant said he’d be willing to help West. I see a lot dumb comments where folks making fun of Delonte west… this is not a joking matter …. I’m going to figure out how I can help him…. he need to be in rehab or something…— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 21, 2020Former NBA player Jameer Nelson, who played with West at St. Joseph’s, also posted a lengthy response to the troubling videos.pic.twitter.com/W3QxPsbYSu— Jameer Nelson (@jameernelson) January 21, 2020Phil Martelli, who coached both Nelson and West at Saint Joseph’s, shared Nelson’s statement and added: “Over the past several hours I have talked with many who are willing to help — please read and embrace Jameer’s wisdom — we are reaching out to our basketball network to get the professional help Delonte needs. This is so very painful.”. @twitter needs to take down that video of #DelonteWest .. people making ignorant comments bc social media makes everyone’s life feel like a video game. This is real life & a real serious issue. It could affect you. Remember the man w/ a family you are commenting on. pic.twitter.com/OGvOleWpSN— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) January 21, 2020West played eight seasons in the NBA, spending time on four different teams. He also played on two teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. His last professional experience was with the G-League’s Texas Legends.last_img read more

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2017 Maroons jersey revealed

By on May 26, 2020

first_imgA host of current and former Queensland players came together on the Gold Coast for the shoot, which centres around a game of touch footy on the beach.Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters is given the task of refereeing the encounter as Johnathan Thurston, Sam Thaiday, Corey Oates and Josh McGuire don the new jersey in their battle against Trevor Gillmeister, Brent Tate, Petero Civoniceva and Steve Walters.QRL Managing Director Robert Moore said the video is a novel way to launch the new playing strip.”Our Commercial and Digital teams have done a great job bringing this concept to life with more than a little help from some of the biggest names in rugby league,” Moore said.  “I would also like to acknowledge the support of The Star Entertainment Group. We’re delighted with the addition to our iconic Maroons jersey and we look forward to a prosperous 2017.”The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director QLD Geoff Hogg said Jupiters Gold Coast is incredibly proud to continue its support for the Queensland Maroons again in 2017.”Embracing the spirit of our local community is extremely important to us and there is nothing more quintessentially Queensland than the passionate state-wide support offered to the Origin team each season,” Mr Hogg said.”By the time the first game kicks off in May, we will have transitioned to The Star Gold Coast so to see the mighty Maroons run onto their home ground bearing The Star branded jerseys is going to be fantastic.”We’re proud to be supporting this State, and the Maroons, but also all those fans involved in the game of rugby league across so many levels in Queensland. “We look forward to continuing to help drive special fan engagement activities throughout the series, and hope to see the boys take home another win in 2017.”last_img read more

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David Mead sends best wishes to PNG teams

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first_imgBoth teams will be playing international tournaments on home soil in the coming days.The PNG men’s soccer team is among eight countries that will be participating in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup over the next three weeks.PNG Barramundis will be playing against Kenya in the ICC World Cricket League Championship on Saturday May 28 and on the 30th.“Good luck to David Muta and the National Men’s Soccer team during the OFC matches over the next three weeks.“And also good luck to Jack Vare and the PNG Barramundis in their matches against Kenya this weekend.“On behalf of the PNG Kumuls, we wish you all the best. We are with you all the way in doing our beloved PNG proud,” Mead said.Mead also acknowledged Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Sports Minister Justin Tkachenko, the Government and the people of PNG for the support towards the PNG Kumuls.He also thanked the team’s sponsors namely PNG LNG, National Gaming and Control Board, Digicel PNG, PNG Power, Coca cola and Boroko Motors for assisting the team in terms of funding and making their games possible.last_img read more

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