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first_imgWest Berbice forced to follow-on, victory for Lower CorentyneBy Rajiv BisnauthEAST Coast Demerara bowlers left West Berbice in a precarious position at the end of the second day of the Jaguars Franchise League three-day competition, yesterday at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club ground.Kassim Khan finished with match figures of 12/62 Kassim Khan finished with match figures of 12/62The visitors,asked to follow-on, were 9-0. They closed the day with 169 runs adrift of ECD’s first innings total of 346.Leon Andrews and Avishkar Sewkarran will resume today on three and four respectively,and surely with a huge task ahead.Resuming at 294-6, the hosts were bowled out at 12:52hrs. The day’s play began at 11:55hrs, and the hosts’ remaining batsmen could only survive 13 overs.Overnight batsmen, Amir Khan and Vivian Albert,were dismissed in quick succession, with Khan taking his overnight 39 to 44, before he was removed by Keyron Fraser.Albert went for 21, leg-before -wicket to off-spinner Collis Butts (6-98), while Paul Wintz (11), and Jermaine Martins (0), were both removed by Andrew Dutchin (2-72).Paul Wintz then consolidated his team’s dominance, with a four-wicket haul (4-24),which eventually took the match away from the visitorsOnly Sherwyn McPherson (39), Leon Andrews (30), Dutchin (19), and 14 apiece from Kevin Jawhair and Fraser, were at ease against the hosts’ bowlers.Sherfane Rutherford hit a century for East Bank in a losing causeSherfane Rutherford hit a century for East Bank in a losing causePart-time spinner, Chanderpaul Hemraj (2-22),along with Vivian Albert, Kamesh Yadram and Martins, were the other successful bowlers, with a wicket apiece.Meanwhile, summerised scores from the other three games are as follows:At Lusignan, Lower Corentyne, resuming on their overnight score of 227/7,went on to make 339,with Devon Clements finishing on 92 not out (7×4) and (6×6). Seon Hetmyer added 20 more to his overnight score of 51 before he was dismissed for 71. Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Steven Jacobs had 3/59, Ryan Shun took 2/16, and Sherfane Rutherford claimed 2/31.East Bank,in their second innings and facing a deficit of 234,could only make 196,with Sherfane Rutherford smashing a blistering 106 (6×4) and (10×6). Danny Narayan was again among the runs,contributing 33. Kassim Khan followed up his first innings 5 for, with 7/25,to finish with match figures of 12/62. He now has 33 wickets after 4 matches. Jonathan Foo had 2/30.Result: Lower Corentyne won the match by an innings and 38 runsAt Bourda, play was again called off without a ball being bowled for the second consecutive day in the match between Georgetown and Essequibo.At Tuschen, play was called off,also without a ball being bowled for the second consecutive day in the match between West Demerara and Upper Corentyne. Play continues today at Tuschen, Bourda,and Enterprise,weather permitting.last_img read more

first_imgOn Friday June 22nd, 2018, football fans thronged the Super Eagles Dome in Surulere, Lagos to cheer on the Nigerian national football team as they faceoff Iceland in Volgograd Stadium, Russia.As the Official beer of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Star Lager took their support for the national team a notch higher, with the set up of a state-of-the-art football experience venue for passionate football fans.The Super Eagles Dome features a tunnel showcasing the glorious history of the Super Eagles on LED, plus high-tech and multimedia technology that gives a 360-degree experience, a VIP lounge and a mini studio where football legends Ben Iroha, Ike Shorunmu, Uche Alozie Okechukwu and Tijani Babangida discuss the game and analyse the performance of the Super Eagles moderated by sports journalist Steve Dede. The dome also hosted artistes M.I and Small Doctor alongside DJ Big N who entertained music lovers with their hit songs during the after-party. The ecstatic fans who already had a wonderful evening watching the Super Eagles beat Iceland through an Ahmed Musa brace, also enjoyed winning several gift items courtesy of Star Lager Beer at the dome.Speaking at the venue, Abayomi Abidakun, Senior Brand Manager Star Lager Beer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said,“Star Lager as proud supporters of the national team has set up a meeting point where fans of like minds can come and show their love and support for the Super Eagles notwithstanding the scoreline.”The Super Eagles Dome was created for passionate football fans to spur the national team to victory while enjoying a 360-degree experience of ‘Football unusual’, with entertainment and an added plus of prize giveaways. It is scheduled to continue throughout the competition in Russia, and in multiple cities across Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgSpanish aristocrats, Real Madrid, will today, host their eternal rivals, Barcelona, at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 178th El Clasico.  The famous rivalry between the two teams, which takes centre stage in Round 26 of the 2018/19 La Liga season, will be broadcast live and exclusive to GOtv MAX subscribers on SuperSport Select 4 (channel 34) at 8:45p.m.This would be the second LaLiga clash between the two rivals this season following the 5-1 win for Barcelona in October.Barcelona, the defending champions and current league leaders, will be buoyed by their 4-2 victory away at Sevilla last week. The Los Blaugrana, who are seeking their 18th win of the season, will be led into battle by captain Lionel Messi, who currently tops the LaLiga goal chart with 25 goals. But Real Madrid cannot be dismissed as no-hopers despite their patchy form this season. The Los Blancos, currently third on the log, trail Barcelona by a massive 12 points. Santiago Solari’s men will be encouraged by their hard-fought 2-1 win against Levante last Sunday and will need no other motivation to halt, even temporarily, their rival’s progress. They will rely on their talented strike force of Karim Benzema, Vinícius Jnr. and the resurgent Gareth Bale to deliver the much-needed goals. Form, however, rarely matters in the El Clasico, as it is a game traditionally runs on passion and near-tribal rivalry.Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, explained that the broadcast of the high-profile match to GOtv MAX subscribers is a way of giving football fans access to the best Spanish football live.“Real Madrid and Barcelona are the most famous teams in Spain and have huge following in Nigeria. Being the home of La Liga, we are delighted to bring to our subscribers the El Clasico on GOtv MAX,” he said.Mabutho urged GOtv subscribers, especially those on GOtv Plus, Value and Lite packages, to take advantage of the “Top Up” campaign and upgrade to GOtv MAX by paying a reduced fee of N2, 500 in order to have access to the game and other exciting programmes.Today’s games include: Espanyol versus Valladolid (showing at 1 pm on SuperSport Select 2 and 4); Villarreal versus Alaves (showing at 4:15 pm on SuperSport Select 4); Huesca versus Sevilla (showing at 6:30 pm on SuperSport Select 4).Games to be broadcast on Sunday are Eibar versus Celta Vigo (showing at 12 noon on SuperSport Select 2 and 4); Real Betis versus Getafe (showing at 4:15 pm on SuperSport Select 4); Real Sociedad versus Atletico Madrid (showing at 6:30 pm on SuperSport Select 4); and Valencia versus Athletic Bilbao (showing at 8:45 pm on SuperSport Select 4).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgSyracuse assistant coach Tammi Reiss stood alone in front of the Syracuse bench, her hands on her hips. As Tiana Mangakahia drove toward the basket and found Gabrielle Cooper for the  game-sealing 3, Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi swung her towel in front of Reiss, who raised both of her hands in the air and spun, high-fiving Isis Young mid-spin. The 3-pointer was the Orange’s 14th of the game, an ACC tournament record. It was the last field goal of the contest for No. 18 Syracuse (24-7, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) in its 92-85 win over No. 16 Miami, which sent the Orange into the semifinals of the tournament for the first time since 2016. Tiana Mangakahia scored a team-high 25 points and added 13 assists and six rebounds, while Cooper’s five 3s led SU in the category.“We knew we had to make shots,” Hillsman said. “The first game we played them at our place we just didn’t make shots. … And that was the biggest thing we wanted to do. We just wanted to put the ball in the basket so we can play defenses that we could call, not playing against an unsettled floor the entire game.”Mangakahia, who scored just 12 points against the Hurricanes on Jan. 23, made as many field goals in the first five minutes of the game as she did in their first matchup of the season. The Australia-native scored the first eight points of the game for the Orange, who trailed in the first quarter. Miranda Drummond was fouled on a 3-pointer with five seconds left and hit all three free throws though, cutting SU’s deficit to two after the first. That changed immediately in the the second quarter when Kiara Lewis caught fire from the field. The backup point guard followed Mangakahia’s lead, scoring eight consecutive points for the Orange to begin the period. Hers came quicker however, in a span of just 89 seconds. First, a layup in the paint. Next, a 3-pointer after a feed from Mangakahia. Then, another triple following a Mangakahia pass that gave SU its first lead of the game, 27-25. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo minutes later, Miami had tied the game before its offense went cold. Meanwhile, after scoring 30 points in 14 minutes, Syracuse finished the first half with 20 points in the last six. Digna Strautmane paced the Orange with eight points during the stretch and kicked off the run with a 3-pointer from the wing, which was followed by a triple by Cooper.Cooper shot 5-of-12 from 3 a game after going 3-of-5 from deep in Syracuse’s ACC tournament-opening win. The contests mark the first time the junior has made three or more 3s in a game since Jan. 3, around the time she was diagnosed with “walking pneumonia.” Cooper’s 3 prompted a Hurricanes timeout, but the break did little to slow down SU. Miami managed three free throws and two buckets the rest of the half, as the Orange’s run stretched to as much as 16.“All we talk about is toughness; what are you willing to do to save a possession?” Hillsman said. “They made a run. They took the lead. We came back and we made our run.”After maintaining the double-digit lead it earned in the second quarter for much of the third, Syracuse allowed the Hurricanes to cut into its lead late in the period. The decline started with a Drummond charge, when Mykea Gray slid in front of her after a pass. It continued thanks to three straight missed shots in a row, with just one Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi free throw wedged in between. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, made three of its last four shots of the quarter.The Orange’s cold stretch continued into the fourth, however. Drummond missed consecutive 3s and Djaldi-Tabdi missed a layup, allowing Miami to grab a 68-67 lead, its first since the second quarter. Fortunately for SU, its best 3-point shooter regained her stroke soon after. Drummond hit two 3s, the first from the corner and the second from the top of the key. The triples, combined with a Euro step layup by Mangakahia in between, pushed Syracuse’s lead back up to four with 6:46 left. While the Hurricanes cut SU’s lead to 3 with just under six minutes left, that was the closest they reached the rest of the contest. The Orange kept their lead at three possessions until Miami closed the gap to six, with 1:03 to go. That’s when Cooper hit her fifth and final 3-pointer of the day to put the game away. “Like Coach Q said, toughness and grit really…we’ll be confident,” Mangakahia said. “And just really pushing to the very end and giving it everything we have. And I think that’s going to help us get to the championship game.”Syracuse will play its semifinal game at noon on Saturday against No. 1 seed Notre Dame. The Orange fell to the Irish by 30 on Feb. 25. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 8, 2019 at 2:56 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Declaring an ‘oversubscribed placement’, Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has secured its target SEK €1 billion (€90 million) senior secured bond transaction.This September, Betsson governance moved to sanction a minimum SEK 500 million (€47 million) bond placement, led by Scandinavian investment banks Nordea and Swedbank acting as joint book-runners.The bonds, placed under a framework of SEK2.5bn, have a tenor of three years and will mature on 26 September, 2022.As previously communicated, funds from the transaction will be utilised to support Betsson’s ongoing expansion initiatives.“There has been a strong interest from a broad range of investors in the issue, which was heavily oversubscribed” said Martin Öhman, CFO at Betsson AB.“We are also happy to see that the interest from large institutional investors throughout the Nordics has been much stronger than back in 2016 when issuing our first bond. It shows that we have the market’s support in our long-term strategy.” Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

first_imgGhana internatioanl defender Rashid Sumaila insists Mamelodi Sundowns will press further for victories in the South African Premier League to tighten their trip on the top spot.The 20-year-old enterprising center-back was a pillar in defence for the Brazilians and was involved in the sequence of play that fetched the match winner at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium.Sundowns who have a game to spare lead second-placed Kaizer Chief with two points and the former Asante Kotoko and Ebusua Dwarfs powerful defender wants his side to highlight their superiority at the top of the section with more victories.“It was a great win for us , our minds are on Wednesday. We are going for all the maximum 3 points and I believe in my team mates,” he tweeted.Sumaila’s impressive consistency has translated into an inspiring international performance as he filled in central defence perfectly for Ghana during the 2014 World Cup qualifying play-offs with regulars Jonathan Mensah and John Boye missing in action with injuries.last_img read more

first_imgOut-of-contract forward Kofi Nti Boakye is among a West African trio training with South African side Ajax Cape Town.The former Asante Kotoko marksman is on a mission cast in the mode of trials to save his career at the PSL club after his sojourns in Libya and Egypt since leaving the Ghanaian champions proved unsuccessful.Boakye left Asante Kotoko in a controversial free agent move to sign a lucrative deal with Ahli Tripoli in 2013 but was released after five months into his three-year deal with the club.The 27-year-old found solace after his Libya troubles with Egyptian Premier League side Misr El Makasa but the two-year contract signed in January 2014 also got abrogated before its end.Boakye is now on a two-week mission to impress Ajax coach Roger De Sa alongside Nigerian duo, Idris Ahmed and Ehiz Guobadia in order to be handed a contract by the Urban Warriors for the 2015/16 season.Ajax Cape Town currently lie 5th on the PSL table. –last_img read more

first_imgThe award recognizes players’ outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities. This year’s winner will be announced on Feb. 2.  The NFL on Thursday announced the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton Man of Year award. “The Man of the Year Award gives us the opportunity to acknowledge 32 exemplary players whose commitment to excellence extends on and off the field,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “This year’s nominees have used their platforms to transform communities across the country. We are proud of their work and celebrate their dedication and impact through this award.”The five current players who have won the award, including Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning and J.J. Watt, still wear a Man of the Year patch on their jersey. The 2018 nominees will don a Man of the Year helmet decal beginning Week 14 through the end of the season in recognition of their achievements.2018 Walter Payton Man of Year award nomineesArizona CardinalsS Antoine BetheaAtlanta FalconsDT Grady JarrettBaltimore RavensCB Brandon CarrBuffalo BillsLB Lorenzo AlexanderCarolina PanthersDE Julius PeppersChicago BearsTE Trey BurtonCincinnati BengalsDE Carlos DunlapCleveland BrownsLB Christian KirkseyDallas CowboysQB Dak PrescottDenver BroncosLB Von MillerDetroit LionsQB Matthew StaffordGreen Bay PackersNT Kenny ClarkHouston TexansLB Whitney MercilusIndianapolis ColtsDE Jabaal SheardJacksonville JaguarsQB Blake BortlesKansas City ChiefsP Dustin ColquittLos Angeles ChargersDT Corey LiugetLos Angeles RamsOT Andrew WhitworthMiami DolphinsWR Kenny StillsMinnesota VikingsTE Kyle RudolphNew England PatriotsS Devin McCourtyNew Orleans SaintsRB Mark IngramNew York GiantsS Michael ThomasNew York JetsOT Kelvin BeachumOakland RaidersRB Marshawn LynchPhiladelphia EaglesDE Chris LongPittsburgh SteelersDE Cameron HeywardSan Francisco 49ersK Robbie GouldSeattle SeahawksLB K.J. WrightTampa Bay BuccaneersDT Gerald McCoyTennessee TitansDT Jurrell CaseyWashington RedskinsTE Vernon Davislast_img read more

first_imgSimona Halep says she took heart from the manner of previous Grand Slam final defeats to mount a memorable comeback and land an elusive major title at the French Open.Halep had lost all three of her previous showpiece encounters but delivered a spectacular performance at Roland Garros to defeat Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1.The world No 1, who let slip a commanding advantage in last year’s final against Jelena Ostapenko, trailed by a set and 2-0 but quickly banished fears of further final heartache to capture a landmark triumph in her 33rd major appearance.”I felt that and I said, ‘it’s not going to happen again, but it is okay. I have just to play’, and then I just started to win games,” Halep said.”I said that last year it happened to me, same thing, I was set and a break up and I lost the match.”So I said there is a chance to come back and win it. So I believed in that, and my game was more relaxed. “I could make more things on court, and that’s why I could win.”Halep reached the summit of the women’s game in October and despite her most recent Grand Slam final defeat, never lost sight of her goal.”I’m really happy that I won this Grand Slam. Because being number one without a Grand Slam, I always said, is not like everything, not 100 percent,” Halep said. —last_img read more

first_imgWhen the day began, Pederson had a .296 batting average and a .458 on-base percentage that ranked third in the National League. His 16 walks were tied for second in the NL.Some of that is a function of Pederson’s knowledge of the strike zone. Some of it is because he hit in front of the pitcher most nights and therefore opposing pitchers were less afraid to walk him.Regardless, the Dodgers’ coaching staff believes Pederson’s patience will translate to the top of the lineup.“He’s walked throughout his career,” Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire said. “He’s struck out throughout his career. The strikeouts and walks were pretty even, which is totally fine with anybody in baseball. he has a pretty good eye at the plate.”Even if the walks don’t translate, McGwire believes there’s an upside to moving Pederson out of the number-eight hole. “There is a bona fide hitter behind you, so you can play off of that,” McGwire said prior to Wednesday’s game. “Tonight’s Jimmy. Jimmy’s been hitting the ball, hasn’t been getting hits but he’s a bona fide 16-plus-year veteran. They know what he can do. So one would think (Pederson) should get more pitches to hit.”Two pitches into the game, the prophecy came true.Frias to start FridayCarlos Frias will start Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Scott Baker will start Saturday.Baker allowed three runs in seven innings Sunday in the Dodgers’ 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. Frias hasn’t started a major league game since a disastrous outing last September in Colorado. He has thrown two scoreless innings out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season.“We’ve tried a number of guys” starting in place of Hyun-Jin Ryu, Mattingly said, “and Carlos is a guy we like his arm from an innings standpoint. We just feel this opportunity is his to show us what he’s got, from a standpoint of, is he going to be able to be that guy we can count on every fifth day? That’s always something that we think he’s capable of.”AlsoDodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday morning. The season-ending procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. … Chris Reed, a graduate of Cleveland High School in Reseda and the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2011, was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Reed had allowed only one earned run in 11 2/3 innings at Double-A Tulsa, all as a reliever. … The Dodgers are represented on the All-Star ballot by catcher Yasmani Grandal, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (four-time All-Star), second baseman Howie Kendrick (2011 All-Star), third baseman Juan Uribe, shortstop Jimmy Rollins (three-time All-Star) and outfielders Carl Crawford (four-time All-Star), Pederson and Yasiel Puig (2014 All-Star). For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Two pitches into Wednesday’s game, Joc Pederson announced that he is not a prototypical leadoff hitter. San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong hung a curveball over the plate and Pederson crushed it over the left-center field fence. It was the first leadoff home run by a Dodgers hitter this season.Pederson strikes out a lot, more than Jimmy Rollins. He won’t steal as many bases as Dee Gordon. But he’s shown a knack for walking and getting on base, and is the Dodgers’ leadoff hitter now and for the foreseeable future.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly felt that Pederson, a 23-year-old rookie, was ready for the added pressure of batting first after hitting seventh or eighth to this point in 2015. With Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list as he recovers from a strained oblique, Pederson has a chance to stick.“Carl’s (injury) was the biggest” factor for changing the lineup, Mattingly said. “I think as we’ve watched Joc kind of, you know, keep growing, you want to get him in the mix, as far as getting more at-bats.”last_img read more