Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as they return to play format. Results of the vote could be in as soon as Friday night.Under the proposal plan, the top four teams in each of the Eastern and Western Conferences would play each other for seeding while the remaining 16 teams face off in a best-of-five series play-in round to set the final 16. That would mean byes for Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington and Philadelphia in the East and defending champion St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas and Dallas in West.Even if the executive board votes to approve the format, the league and players union still need to negotiate other details, including health and safety protocols. But the format is a substantial piece of the return to play puzzle to award the Stanley Cup this season.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Some Louisville football and basketball players will return to campus Wednesday in a phased approach and begin voluntary workouts in early June. The first phase of 30 football players and 15 men’s and women’s basketball players will arrive next week after being instructed on safety protocols. Testing and physicals will begin June 3, with voluntary training not directed by coaching staffs to begin five days later. Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scamBOSTON (AP) — Court papers show actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges that will include prison time in the college admissions bribery case.Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has accepted a five-month sentence under the deal, which must be approved by the judge. They will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed. An attorney for the couple declined to comment.Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to alleviate an issue that cropped up during the team’s spring workouts in March.Ross led the Tigers with 66 catches last season that went for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 1,000 yards receiving as a freshman, highlighting his season with a 74-yard TD in the national championship win over Alabama.The Alabama native is considered a first-round NFL draft pick in 2021 should he choose to forego his final year in college.VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORVanderbilt’s Lee becomes 1st black woman AD in SEC NFL looks at adding “booth umpire” and tech adviser for refsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew.The league also is looking at other rule changes, including an alternative to the onside kick.NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28. If owners don’t approve adding a booth umpire and/or a senior technology adviser, the league could test a version of both rules in the preseason for possible future implementation.The proposal that would give teams another option instead of an onside kick permits a team to maintain possession of the ball after a score by substituting one offensive play. The kicking team would attempt a fourth-and-15 from its 25-yard line. This could be done a maximum of two times per game. Onside kicks have become infrequent and rarely successful since the NFL changed rules on alignments for kickoffs. — Indiana University hopes to have some student-athletes back by mid-June. President Michael McRobbie posted a 22-page plan on his web site to reopen the university in stages, which includes the return of at least a percentage of all students this fall. The release comes one day after the NCAA approved a measure to lift the moratorium on voluntary workouts for football and men’s and women’s basketball players.— East Carolina University is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit created by the pandemic. The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women.— IndyCar has altered its schedule again amid the coronavirus pandemic, cancelling the June 27 race at Richmond and the July 12 street course event in Toronto. The open-wheel series is slated to finally begin June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway, but its next event won’t be held until July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race scheduled for June 21 at Road America in Wisconsin has been changed to a doubleheader on July 11-12.— Golf Digest is reporting the European Tour hopes to resume its season in England the first weekend in August as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in the UK. The magazine cited sources as saying the British Masters would be followed by two tournaments in England and one in Wales at Celtic Manor for 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in prize money. The European Tour has postponed nine tournaments and canceled eight others on its schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memo, the European Tour says priority rankings will stay the same for 2021 and there will not be Q-school.— Little League has released a set of “best practice” guidelines it believes would allow baseball and softball to be played safely after local authorities give the groups the all-clear to return to play. The recommendations include eliminating all non-essential contact and banning the postgame handshake line in favor of lining up along the respective baselines and tipping your cap to the opponent. All players should wear masks while in the dugout and coaches and volunteers should wear masks and protective medical gloves at all times. Union makes counterproposal to ownersUNDATED (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has given management a wide-ranging response to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic.The union says it addressed protections for high-risk players, access to pre- and postgame therapies, testing frequency, protocols for positive tests, in-stadium medical personnel and sanitization procedures.Players viewed many of the concepts in the original draft submitted last week as over-the-top, such as arriving in uniform at the ballparks, a prohibition on them leaving without team permission and a ban on guests other than immediate family members.Players also objected to a ban on the use of showers and hydrotherapy. Associated Press The union wants more frequent testing than management’s proposed “multiple times per week.”MLB is expected to make an economic proposal to the union within a few days.Also around the majors:— The Cubs and Pirates are making tough financial decisions concerning their front office staff with the major league season still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cubs are instituting pay cuts based on compensation, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced today that they are instituting furloughs for several employees in business operations beginning on June 1. The Cardinals and Twins have informed their employees there won’t be any pays cuts or furloughs through the end of JuneNFL-NEWScenter_img NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title and made Candice Storey Lee the first woman to run a Southeastern Conference athletics program.Lee is one of only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Incoming chancellor Daniel Diermeier said Lee is the “living embodiment” of the university’s values and aspirations.The 41-year-old Lee is a former Commodores basketball captain. She took over as interim athletic director on Feb. 4 when Malcolm Turner resigned after one year on the job.HALL OF FAME-YOUTH SUMMITHall of Famers reach out to youth with messages of strength Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHLPA voting on 24-team playoffUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is taking a major step toward formulating the remainder of their season. In other NFL news:— An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over his face mask, ripped it off the and groped him. The NFL player and a companion who joined the lawsuit were not named. United confirms there was some sort of incident and a passenger was moved to a different seat but says it won’t comment further.— Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Titled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at his six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CLEMSON-ROSSSurgery for Clemson WR Ross BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper has died at age 83.Tennis Australia says Cooper died after a long illness.Cooper won four Grand Slam singles and four Grand Slam doubles titles in the amateur era. His only loss in the Grand Slams in 1958 came in the semifinals at the French championships.Cooper led Australia’s Davis Cup team to victory over the United States to retain the title in 1957.  He turned pro but a back injury ended his career in 1959 and he returned to Brisbane, Australia, to run a business and work in tennis administration.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY UNDATED (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session Friday with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program.Anthony Munoz, Aeneas Williams and Darrell Green, plus Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, will connect with the middle school and high school students in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Buckeye Health Plan, a division of Centene Corp.The idea is simple: relaying and emphasizing the tenets of the Hall of Fame’s mission to the youngsters.OBIT-COOPER4-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper dies at 83 May 22, 2020 — Boxing promoter Bob Arum says he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights later, kicking off twice weekly shows at the hotel in June and July. No fans will be allowed, and Arum said fighters and everyone else will be tested at least twice during fight week for the new coronavirus.— Horse racing’s National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7. This year’s class will be inducted with next year’s group.— The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more as part of a dramatic cut in staffing. The move is designed to trim up to 20% of its budget to respond to shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter sent to Olympic stakeholders that 32 employees had been offered different roles in the organization, setting up the possibility that not all the eliminated or furloughed positions will result in a temporary or permanently lost jobs.— Swimming’s governing body has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FINA (FEE’-nuh) says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”MLB-NEWSlast_img read more

Skaneateles girls indoor track second at sectional B-2 meet

first_imgSarah Tallerico finished third in the 1,000-meter run in 3:12.16 and third in the 1,500-meter run in 5:10.08, with Lillian Coleman fourth in the 600-meter run in 1:47.98. Sharla Dart had a fifth-place shot put toss of 30’2 3/4″.Skaneateles had its boys team dominate the distance races, starting with Joe Norris going 2:44.74 to prevail in the 1,000 as Tony DiRubbo finished sixth in 2:58.64.Matt Persampieri won the 1,600-meter run, going 4:48.34, with Norris fourth in 4:57.69 and Will Girzadas seventh. Persampieri also got third place in the 3,200-meter run as Caleb Bender finished second in 9:37.97, just behind the 9:34.22 from Adirondack’s Tyler Fauvelle.Ben Euto threw the shot put 38’6 1/2″, second by one inch to Cazenovia’s Gordan Wester (38’7 1/2″). Emil Sander was fifth in the 55 sprint in 6.98 seconds, adding a fifth in the long jump (18’7 1/2″) as Payton Sweet finished sixth in the weight throw.J-E had some success, too, seeing Derek Quigley, Lee Jewell, Sean Dristle and Kenny Williams record a time of 8:44.79 in the 4×800 relay as Skaneateles had Bender, Persampieri, Norris and DiRubbo finish second in 8:50.41.Quigley, WIlliams, Michael Bennick and Zach Barber went 3:49.88 to finish second in the 4×400 relay, this before Williams was second in the 600 in 1:28.05, one second behind the 1:27.05 from Cazenovia’s Andrew Kent, and Barber had a second-place long jump of 19’8″.Colin Jewsbury earned fourth place in the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.31. Sean Dristle was fourth in the 3,200 in 10:14.77, with Lee Jewell in fifth place as Tyler Spencer got sixth in the shot putThe girls Eagles had a win in the 4×800, with Vassianna Klock, Coral Uhle, Olivia Bennett and Lauren Fichter going 10:29.46 to beat out a field that included Skaneateles taking third in 10:51.60.Vassianna Klock earn second place in the 600 in 1:42.92 behind Clinton’s Madison Luke (1:39.80), while Coral Uhle took fourth in the 1,000 in 3:15.26 and Kyra White was fifth in the 55 hurdles and Tatianna Parkolap fifth in the high jump.As for the Marcellus girls, it got 41 points and finished fifth in B-2. This included a third-place showing in the 4×200 as Emma Roseboom, Delaney Manahan, Brielle McShane and Kaitlyn Worden posted a time of 1:58.81.Sophia Shaw, clearing 4’8″, gained third place in the high jump, with Anella Bolster earning third place in the triple jump by going 31’8 3/4″, just ahead of teammate Lauren Meyers (31’6″) in fourth place.Also, Bolster finished third in the 3,000-meter run in 11:27.58, with Manahan fourth in the 300 in 45.24 seconds, McShane fifth in the 600 and Meyers sixth in the 55 hurdles. The Mustangs were fourth in the 4×400 in 4:33.72 and fifth in the 4×800, with Ellie Mahoney seventh in the shot put.arcellus had 25 points to tie for sixth place in the boys B-2 meet, seeing Kevin Donath, Mason Grieb, Ryan White and Jonah Kwasnowski get second place in the 4×200 in 1:40.79, trailing only Cazenovia’s winning 1:39.46 as Skaneateles (1:42.56) was fifth.The Mustangs were fourth in the 4×400 in 3:53.99 and fifth in the 4×800 as Peter McCaffrey went 39’4″ in the triple jump to finish fourth, augmenting his sixth-place finish in the long jump. Donath finished fifth in the 600 and Kwasnowski fifth in the 55 hurdles. White finished sixth in the 300. The latest alignment for Section III Class B indoor track and field brought Skaneateles, Jordan-Elbridge and Marcellus together in the B-2 division, and they battled each other Saturday for championship honors at SRC Arena.With 90 points, the girls Lakers finished second as Clinton (134 points) took the top spot. Skaneateles also had its boys team finish third behind Cazenovia and Clinton, earning 62 points as J-E was fourth with 59 points.Emme Conan took charge in the girls sprints for Skaneateles, beating the field in the 55-meter dash in 7.47 seconds to the 7.54 from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s Isabella Scott (7.54). Moving to the 300-meter dash, Conan’s time of 43.62 seconds beat Cazenovia’s Savannah Johnson (44.66) by more than a second. To cap it off, Emme Conan, Grace Conan, Tess Peterson and Eva Vitsaxaki won the 4×200 relay in 1:51.37 to Cazenovia’s 1:52.56.In the triple jump, Peterson prevailed by going 34’1 1/4″, nearly two feet ahead of Clinton’s Savarrah Sojda (32’5 1/4″). Peterson cleared 4’8″ to finish second in the high jump, with Vitsaxaki third in the long jump, going 14’6 1/2″.Reagan Evans won for Skaneateles in the weight throw, her top attempt of 36 feet 1/2 inch ahead of the 34’7″ from South Jefferson’s Hannah Mills. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: indoor trackJ-EMarcellusskaneateleslast_img read more

Frank Howard emerges as stable backup option at point guard

first_img Related Stories Mike Hopkins coaches his first game: ‘That was pretty surreal’Georgetown bigs outmuscle No. 14 Syracuse in 79-72 winFrank Howard leans on basketball IQ to pave way to SyracuseFast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 79-72 loss to GeorgetownSyracuse community reacts to loss against former Big East rival Georgetown Facebook Twitter Google+ WASHINGTON, D.C. — Syracuse’s biggest run of the game came midway through the second half and was capped off when Frank Howard created a steal and drove hard, coast-to-coast, forcing a layup that Tyler Roberson needed to rebound and score on.Georgetown’s lead had shrunk from 19 to 12 in 75 seconds. And it all happened with the seldom-used point guard running the offense.“I’m happy I could play more,” Howard, a freshman, said. “I want to continue to give good minutes, no matter how many it is. Just always be ready to contribute to the team.”Howard finished just 2-of-8 from the field and had four rebounds and two assists in No. 14 Syracuse’s (6-2) 79-72 loss to Georgetown (4-3) on Saturday. He came in for two minutes in the first half but played 11 in the second, establishing himself — at least for the moment — as the primary backup option at the point.He was aggressive on offense, air-balling a running hook shot. But he showed ability in his first real chance to impact a game this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a tough game to get your most minutes in,” Trevor Cooney said. “I’m definitely proud of the way he played. He created plays for others, got in the lane, did really good things, played great defense.”Syracuse interim head coach Mike Hopkins said the spike in minutes wasn’t an indication of how the depth chart will shake out in the future. Kaleb Joseph played just in the first half and didn’t record a single statistic in three minutes. The two will continue to battle for minutes.But Howard showed that the battle was real for the first time this season. He scored on a rebound off an air-balled 3 to cut Georgetown’s lead to 15 seven minutes into the second half. His second score came off a turnover as the game felt out of reach with under a minute to go in the second half.With Joseph’s inconsistent play and minutes off the bench, Howard executed on his chance to be the SU point guard.“Frank had good minutes,” starting point guard Michael Gbinije said. “He came in and was aggressive. He did a good job of getting in the lane and making plays for us.” Commentscenter_img Published on December 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Best season in Syracuse tennis history ends against No. 1 Florida in 2nd round of NCAA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The best season in Syracuse history came to an end Saturday with a 4-0 defeat to top-seeded Florida. The 25-ranked Orange (15-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history and won its first-round match against Georgia State on Saturday before the Gators (23-2, 13-0 Southeast Conference) put a dominant end to the run.Syracuse and Florida did not finish the final three singles games.“It’s been a tremendous year,” Syracuse head coach Younes Limam told Cuse.com. “This team showed so much fight and perseverance all season long and they will be remembered forever as the first SU tennis team that made the NCAA tournament and reached the round of 32.”Florida started the day by winning two of three doubles games in convincing fashion. The Orange’s duo of Nicole Mitchell and Maria Tritou lost 6-1 and Syracuse’s top doubles team for much of the year, Gabriella Knutson and Valeria Salazar, lost 6-3.Knutson and Salazar had won six straight doubles games coming into the tournament before losing both of their tournament games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Shkudun and Dina Hegab were up 4-3 in their doubles game, but did not finish once Florida secured the doubles point to go up 1-0 in the match.Florida’s dominance carried into singles as the Gators won three straight games.First, Hegab lost her match in two sets 6-2, 6-0 to put Florida up 2-0. Then Libi Mesh lost her singles match 6-1, 6-2 to put Florida up 3-0.Tritou lost her first set, 6-2, and a back-and-forth second set against Florida’s Kourtney Keegan, 6-3, to end the game.Tritou started the year out hot winning six of her first seven games, but she lost her final seven games in 14 straight sets.The match was called after Tritou’s loss. Shkudun, Knuston and Salazar did not finish their games.The doubles pair of Knutson and Salazar will compete in the NCAA doubles tournament, which runs May 25-30 at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shkudun was selected as an alternate for the singles tournament. Comments Published on May 14, 2016 at 7:18 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edulast_img read more

First period update: Wisconsin down 2-1 against No.1 Minnesota

first_imgAfter one period of play in LaBahn Arena, No.1 Minnesota leads No. 8 Wisconsin 2-1.The Golden Gophers struck first Sunday just seven minutes into the game on an unassisted goal by senior forward Becky Kortum.11 minutes into the first period, UM was called for interference giving UW their second power play of the game.Wisconsin was able convert their power play with a goal by junior forward Madison Packer on an assist by senior defenseman Saige Pacholok tying the game at 1-1 and giving the Badgers their first goal of the series.With just over three minutes left in the first, Minnesota was able to regain the lead on a goal by freshman forward Hannah Brandt giving her 25 goals on the season and her second of the series.After one period of play UM outshot UW 11-9 and Minnesota racked up two penalties while Wisconsin was booked for one.last_img read more

Women’s soccer takes on Georgia, Auburn

first_imgBrian Ji | Daily TrojanSuperstar scorer · Senior midfielder Morgan Andrews led USC with 12 goals last season, earning a spot on the MAC Hermann watchlist.The women’s soccer team is taking a trip to the South this weekend to face off against the University of Georgia and No. 12 Auburn University in the Auburn Soccer Classic. The Trojans enter this weekend with a 1-2 record in non-friendly competition. They’ll face an important opponent in their second game of the tournament against Auburn, a team known for pressing the attack and forcing mistakes on defense. Auburn will bring an impressive own set of offensive firepower, fueled by senior attacking midfielder Casie Ramsier, who was named to a list of 36 players on the MAC Hermann Watch List in July. “These are two highly skilled teams that we’re facing [this weekend],” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “SEC teams will run at you. They’re very athletic and it’s going to give us a challenge.”But the Trojan lineup is equally stacked with praiseworthy players. Senior defender Kayla Mills and senior midfielder Morgan Andrews were also named as potential MAC Hermann recipients, making USC one of seven schools to boast multiple players on the list. And a new influx of freshman strikers such as Taylor McMorrow is adding new life to an offense that struggled to connect last year.Last season’s main difficulties came from a lack of finishing. Although the Trojans often dominated possession through solid defensive and midfield play, the front line struggled to convert offensive opportunities into points. This led to a style of offense that didn’t pressure defensive backs as much as McAlpine wanted.“In the past, teams weren’t as concerned with our front line and the pressure they could bring,” McAlpine said. “Last year, we were a team built on defense.”This year’s pace of attack is much more of his speed, with a mix of experienced and fresh strikers to create more pressure in the front line. Now, the main focus for McAlpine has shifted toward cementing a backline that has seen a great deal of transition since last season. The team started this season off balance, dropping two games to Santa Clara and Long Beach State in between dominating victories in exhibition games against Air Force and Beijing General. With a top 25 ranking and a Sweet Sixteen finish from last season, it was an unexpected way to kick off the year.After an up-and-down start the year, the Trojans needed a win against No. 20 Pepperdine — and the front line delivered. An early penalty kick followed by two more goals in the first half was enough for the win, and McAlpine felt that his team gained a necessary boost in confidence following the 3-0 win. He looks forward to the weekend’s tournament with the expectation that both games will provide both a challenge and an opportunity for his team to make adjustments as they head into the regular season.“They’re feeling good,” McAlpine said. “They’re definitely smiling a lot more during practice. I think everyone collectively made the decision to step up. They pulled together and locked in and the energy has been great since then. They’re ready to have fun this weekend.”last_img read more

Alan Jackson – Successful M&A and integrations will keep Playtech ahead of the pack

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Ahead of today’s Annual General Meeting of Playtech Plc shareholders, company Chairman Alan Jackson has stated that he is confident that the FTSE firm will maintain its strong momentum and meet its full-year expectations.As Chairman, Jackson notes that the company has added a significant number of acquisitions which must now be integrated within Playtech’s core business divisions in order to add further corporate value.Jackson backs Playtech governance to maintain and grow the firms position as outright industry leader in technology, platform and omni-channel systems and provisions.Today, Alan Jackson issued the following statement: “I am delighted to say that Playtech is delivering a strong performance in 2017 driven by organic growth and recent strategic acquisitions.“Growth in daily average revenues in the Gaming division in the year to date remains strong with organic growth supplemented by acquisitions made in 2016 and 2017 including BGT, Quickspin, ECM and Eyecon. As previously indicated, the initial phase of our contract with the Sun Bingo has been more challenging than anticipated and we have recently taken further steps to address the issues, including significantly strengthening the management team, resulting in an improving performance.“The Financials division has performed in line with our expectations, with continued growth in the B2B business and improved B2C customer KPIs. CFH continues to perform well following the acquisition in November.“Our M&A pipeline remains strong and we continue to have active discussions with a range of businesses in the Gaming division as well as discussions for selective bolt-on acquisitions in the Financials division.“The Board has confidence in the continued success of Playtech and of the business meeting its expectations for 2017.” Related Articleslast_img read more

Manchester United 3 – 2 Fulham

first_imgManchester United sealed their first Premier League points of the season with a 3-2 victory over Fulham, but were made to work hard for their men..Damien Duff gave the visitors a shock lead from a clever set-piece with just minutes on the clock, but Robin van Persie’s brilliant equaliser got United back on terms only moments later.The hosts then appeared to be cruising after Shinji Kagawa and Rafael increased their lead but an own goal from Nemanja Vidic following confusion in the goalmouth provided a nervy ending.Sir Alex Ferguson provided an early shock in making Wayne Rooney the most high-profile casualty from Monday’s loss to Everton, with Van Persie making his full debut as the forward’s replacement. Meanwhile, Nani missed out on a place in the squad entirely as Ashley Young and Valencia took their place on the flanks, with Rafael occupying the right-back role previously filled by the Ecuadorian. Veteran Paul Scholes also made way in central midfield for the younger legs of Anderson, whilst Danny Welbeck had to be content with a substitute’s role.Visiting boss Martin Jol made just one change following his side’s 5-0 win on the opening day, with 21-year-old Matthew Briggs coming in for the injured John Arne Riise at left-back. American forward Clint Dempsey, who is still strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, was left out of the squad yet again.United will doubtless have spoken of the importance of getting a good start as they looked to bounce back from defeat to the Toffees, but what followed certainly will not have been part of that script. Some clever work from Mladen Petric on the left-hand side tempted the returning Rafael into a needless foul just outside the box with just minutes on the clock. Bryan Ruiz stepped up to take the free-kick and his clever, low delivery caught the hosts’ backline napping and allowed Duff to capitalise as he side-footed into the bottom corner. The Old Trafford crowd was unsurprisingly stunned into silence, but the Red Devils rarely dwell on such matters. Kagawa was the architect as United carved out a chance in immediate reply but, unfortunately for the Manchester side, the No.7’s cross was beyond the arriving strikers.The hosts continued to push up against a Fulham team which dropped continually deeper seemingly in the belief that they had scored too early, and thus it was no surprise to see United get back on terms by just the 12th minute. A patient build-up from Ferguson’s men allowed Evra into space on the left and, though the full-back’s poor cross was not particularly begging to be put in, debutant Van Persie did just that.Quite how the Dutchman flicked the high, bouncing ball into the far corner on the half volley with such precision may well have been beyond the home fans – and Mark Schwarzer in the Fulham goal – but it is not something which seemed to overly concern them as they welcomed their latest acquisition with a rapturous celebration.That strike settled the hosts into their usual rhythm of relentlessly attacking at Old Trafford, but the chances were not as forthcoming as Fulham began to tighten up and grow into the game. However, it was the Cottagers’ wastefulness in going forward which led to United’s next big chance in the 25th minute.Briggs’ burst forward from left-back ended in a poor pass inside and United’s subsequent counterattack, heavily orchestrated by Kagawa, allowed Young to sneak in behind Fulham’s defence only to shoot hopelessly over the bar from close range. Though Sir Alex Ferguson will have been pleased with the comfortable nature of the game with half-time approaching, the determination of Fulham’s backline might have provided a concern until it was broken in fortunate circumstances.The visitors may have thought they had done enough to clear a corner from the right-hand side which was nodded away to the edge of the box, but Cleverley’s thunderous drive proved too hot to handle for Mark Schwarzer and provided Kagawa with the easiest of tap-ins on his home debut.Though they had been handed a slice of luck with the goal, the manner in which they capitalised on it underlined the ruthless mentality of so many Ferguson sides. A fine passing move released Young on the left again and the former Aston Villa man dinked intelligently to the far post for the approaching Rafael to nod home and put his side 3-1 up.That goal may have given the Brazilian defender confidence, but just moments later he evidenced the side of his game which so often attracts criticism. Alex Kacaniklic muscled his way beyond the full-back on the left and, though Petric’s overhead effort from the subsequent cross was thwarted, only two incredible saves from De Gea could prevent Damien Duff and Petric again from getting the Cottagers back into the game.And that missed chance proved the last contribution Jol’s side could make before the half-time whistle saw United go in as deserved leaders.The game got back underway on a more even keel with the Cottagers appearing to have been subjected to their own version of ‘the hairdryer’ at half-time, but United were equal to their visitors’ attempts to get further up the pitch in a quiet first 15 minutes of the second period. The decreasing tempo appeared to suit the London outfit, and their increasing grip on the game was underlined as they grabbed an unlikely goal with 65 minutes on the clock. A hopeful ball into the box from the left-hand side tempted De Gea into a needless attempt at a punch, and the Spaniard found himself sandwiched between Vidic and Petric with the ball coming off the former’s heel and bouncing into the goal.Fulham were clearly buoyed by the goal and almost got themselves back on terms after a run from Dembele saw the Belgian find space in the box to force De Gea into an excellent reaction save. But that mini-revival appeared short-lived, with the introduction of Rooney and Welbeck from the bench in place of Young and Kagawa giving the hosts further impetus.However, despite the arrival of such illustrious attacking talents, the Red Devils failed to add to their tally and even nearly surrendered two of their points in the dying seconds as De Gea was forced into a reaction save to keep out a drive from the edge of the box.last_img read more

Alex Morgan named 2018 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year

first_imgIt is the second time Morgan has taken home the prize after she also won the award in 2012.Morgan helped lead the USWNT to an undefeated 2018, with the team finishing the year with a record of 18-0-2. The U.S. took home the Tournament of Nations, the SheBelieves Cup and the Concacaf Women’s Championship in a banner year ahead of the World Cup in 2019. “Of the five players nominated, any one was deserving, so I am incredibly honored to have won this award,” Morgan said in a federation release. “I’m just happy that I was able to contribute in this way to the national team, especially leading into a World Cup year, as it was important for the whole team to gain confidence and momentum,” Morgan added.Morgan is currently on 98 career international goals, and is poised to become the seventh American woman to join the 100 club in 2019. Elsewhere, USWNT and Stanford University defender Tierna Davidson has been named the Young Female Player of the Year.The 20-year-old earned her first senior cap for the U.S. in January and went on to become a mainstay for Jill Ellis’ side, making 12 starts for the team in 2018.  U.S. women’s national team striker Alex Morgan has been named 2018 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year.The striker was prolific in 2018, scoring 18 goals in 19 games to finish the year as the team’s leading scorer. She beats out fellow finalists Megan Rapinoe, Lindsey Horan, Tobin Heath and Julie Ertz. Davidson quickly developed into a key performer for the USWNT, and is poised to compete with Abby Dahlkemper for a starting berth in central defense at the World Cup next summer. “It’s a huge honor, not only to be nominated, but to be chosen for this award,” Davidson said.”It’s been quite a year in terms of the quick start, getting to play for the national team in some big games and then being included on the team for most of the year.”last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Office report: Aug. 15- Aug. 22, 2016

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Aug. 15 to Aug. 22, 2016: weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Barber Co0 Cook, Rachel Elizabeth26Wellington, KS1030 College #207 Wellington, KSSumner CoSevering Sentence8/18/16 Smalling, John David51Hutchinson KSWinfield Correctional FacilitySumner CoFTA8/17/16 Haynes, David52Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington KSSumner CoSevering Sentence8/19/16 Hewitt, William Wiley28Wellington, KSWoods Park Wellington, KS 67152Wellington PDDWS8/15/16 Villareal, Robert Rodriguez36Wellington, KSSB U081 MP23 Wellinton,KsKHPDUI, TOC8/15/16 Simrell, Donald E51Derby, KS777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMulvane PDCriminal Trespass, Interference W/LEO8/21/16 Hernandez, Quentin Adam37Wellington, KS300 Block N. Poplar, Wellington, KSWellington PDDUI8/16/16 Rayl, Zackery Lee22Wellington, KS501 N WashingtonSumner CoPV8/17/16 KRGC0 May, Shawn Alan30Wichita, KSKTA Tool Plaza #19 Wellington, KSSumner CoPV8/17/16 Sumner Co12 Total64 Bookings McGinn, David Justin Ambrose29Wellington, KS501 N WashingtonSumner CoPV8/17/16 Swift, Ryan Andrew32Wellington, KS200 North C Wellington,KsWellington PDTheft, Trespass8/15/16 Hammond, Leslie Marie52Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSumner CoSevering Sentence8/15/16         Baber, Jamie Faye33Attica KSE U160 MM 306 HWY Oxford, KSKHPDWS8/21/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 8/15/2016 thru 8/22/2016  Rouse, Nicole Ray37HomelessRose Hill PD, Rose Hill , Ks.Mulvane PDFTA8/16/16 Crowley, Rick Lee58Mulvane, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KansasSumner CoSevering Sentence8/18/16 Chisholm, Cecil III53Wellington, KS102 W Apple BlossomWellington PDDWS8/20/16 Mulvane PD2 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Caldwell PD0 Conway Springs PD0 Corter, Jeremy Wayne-Edward29Wellington, KS1400 N US 81 HWY Mulvane KsSumner CoPV8/15/16 KHP3 King, Jody Lynn47Wellington, KS815 N Woodlawn Wellington, KS 67152Sumner CoFTA8/15/16 Oneal, Keifer Lee21Halstead KS1300 N. US 81 HWY, Mulvane, KSSumner CoDUI8/21/16 Oxford PD0 Belle Plaine PD0 Wellington PD4 Salazar, Jose Juan39South Sioux City NBS I035 MM 24 TPKE Belle Plain, KSKHPDWS8/21/16                  Total21 Sedgwick Co43 Jones, Branden Dean29Wellington, KS501 N WashingtonSumner CoSevering Sentence8/17/16last_img read more