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first_imgRelatedPosts Kano offers scholarship to students with special needs CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy COVID-19: FG to end evacuation of Nigerians — PTF Mohamed Salah could miss the start of the next Premier League season with a potential call-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The coach of Egypt’s U23 has made it clear he intends to include Salah as one of the team’s three overage players. Speaking to ON Sport TV, Shawky Gharib confirmed he is due to hold talks with Salah, although the Liverpool forward will ultimately have the final say over his potential participation in Japan. “We have to send a preliminary list of 50 players. Salah will be the first on the list as an official call-up,” Gharib said. The tournament begins on July 22, with the final taking place on August 8 – the same weekend in which the current Premier League season began in 2019. If Salah chooses to join the national squad, he will undoubtedly miss Liverpool’s entire pre-season schedule and would likely need some period of rest before linking up with his club teammates. Salah’s summer break last year was limited as he took part in the Africa Cup of Nations, where Egypt were knocked out at the round of 16. Salah could miss even more football for Liverpool next season after hosts Cameroon announced the AFCON will be moved from the summer to January 2021. The tournament was due to be held in June and July, but due to weather conditions in the country at that time of year, the Cameroon Football Federation has decided to stage it between January 9 and February 6.Tags: EgyptMohamed SalahShawky GharibTokyo 2020 Olympicslast_img read more

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 BRUNSWICK — A season that’s seen Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swimmers rank among the best all year long saw the two programs close out their respective campaigns with hardware, ribbons and glory.MDI and Ellsworth concluded the season in grand fashion earlier this week as the two competed in the Class B championships at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The meet saw the Trojans claim both the boys’ and girls’ state titles and the Eagles put forth a pair of fourth-place efforts despite being at a numerical disadvantage.The action began Monday with the Class B girls’ meet, in which MDI racked up 379 points to take the title. The Trojans beat out second-place Greely (333 points) and third-place Cape Elizabeth (288 points), the latter of which was the three-time defending state champion.Cecilia Saltysiak gave MDI an individual win in the second event of the day with a time of 2 minutes, 0.27 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle. The Trojans later added a team win in the 200-yard freestyle relay as Nina Rozeff, Callan Eason, Daisy Granholm and Ruby Brown posted a time of 1:43.43 to beat the team from Greely to the wall by 0.38 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“We had this [state meet] as our focus all year,” MDI head coach David Blaney told the Portland Press Herald after the girls’ meet. “We came off [our usual] events in our conference championships. We trained for this, so I’m not surprised at all.”For Ellsworth, Kristy Barry, Caitlin MacPherson, Caroline Mazgaj and Ellie Anderson combined for a third-place effort in the 200-yard medley relay. Barry and MacPherson finished a respective second and third in the 200 freestyle with the former adding a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.Barry’s 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke finishes set new team records, as did the 200 medley relay finish. The Eagles also set records in the 100-yard freestyle (MacPherson, 2:01.83) and 400-yard freestyle relay (Anderson, MacPherson, Barry and Mazgaj, 3:47.72) as the team surpassed last year’s fifth-place mark to notch the best showing at states in Ellsworth girls’ history.“This was truly inspiring to see [these] efforts by these swimmers,” Ellsworth head coach Jim Goodman said. “We were seeing time drops of five or more seconds in many races from last week at PVCs.”Tuesday was the boys’ time to shine, and MDI did just that as it racked up 336 points to mark the program’s second state championship win in as many days. The result saw Blaney’s team finish 50 points ahead of second-place Cape Elizabeth and 106 clear of third-place Greely.MDI’s Brendan Graves, Sam Mitchell, Jon Genrich and Amos Price took second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.50. Yet that was far from the only solid relay showing for the Trojans, who took third in the 200 medley relay (Graves, Mitchell, Ponce Saltysiak and Tyler Willis) and fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (Price, Willis, Julian Walls and Cody Parker).Individually for the Trojans, Mitchell (1-meter dive and 100 freestyle), Price (200 freestyle), Willis (100-yard butterfly) and Graves (100 breaststroke) recorded third-place finishes. Parker added fourth-place finishes for MDI in the 200 and 500 freestyles.“The kids were focused,” Blaney told the Press Herald after the boys’ meet. “They really knew what they had to do and went out and did it.”The Ellsworth boys’ team’s performance was thoroughly impressive as well as the Eagles recorded 195 points to finish fourth of 20 teams. Ellsworth did so despite fielding a small team of just eight swimmers.Sean Hill gave Ellsworth an event win in the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.98 seconds, and Henry Scheff took second in the event with a time of 50.85 seconds. Later in the day, the two joined forces with Lucas Fendl and Nick Partridge in the 400 freestyle relay to give the Eagles a first-place finish with a time of 3:23.94.“All in all, [this was] a very successful meet and season,” Goodman said. “Ellsworth should be very proud of these awesome student-athletes.” Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Biocenter_img Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

first_imgThe 77-run over is considered the most expensive in First Class cricket.Bert Vance runs Vance Vivian, his family clothing business in Wellington.Bert Vance played for New Zealand from 1988 to 1989. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Vance bowled plenty of no-balls and in total, he bowled 19 balls with only five legitimate deliveries as the umpire lost track. Germon and the non-striker Roger Ford tore into his bowling the sequence of runs conceded was 0444664614106666600401. Germon hit eight sixes and five fours while Gray hit nine runs. With 77 runs being scored, Canterbury needed 18 runs to secure victory and in the last over bowled by Evan Gray, Germon hit 17 runs and the scores were levelled, with Germon unbeaten on 160. However, the drama had not ended.Vance’s over had caused plenty of confusion. The scoreboard was rendered inactive as the scorers struggled to make sense of Vance’s over and they resorted to asking the spectators who were present at the ground as to what had happened. In the end, the match ended in a thrilling draw and Wellington went on to win the Shell Trophy championship that season.After the end of his cricketing career, Vance opened a new clothing store called Vance Vivian in Wellington. In an interview to Cricbuzz during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Vance spoke about how lucky he was to have a family business to fall back on. “We didn’t get paid much back then and had to work when the games weren’t on. I always wanted to play sport, but after that, it was tough for some guys to find long-term employment. I was very fortunate to have the family business,” Vance said.The 77-run over will forever be remembered as the most expensive over ever bowled in First Class cricket for the time being. Next time one prepares for a quiz, remember this answer for the most runs conceded in one over. New Delhi: When one asks a trivia question on cricket – Who has conceded the most runs in a single over in any form of cricket? Many cricket fans in the modern era will say 43 runs conceded by Willem Ludick to Joe Carter and Brett Hampton in a List A game between Central Districts and Northern Districts in Hamilton in 2018. The feat is remarkable but the answer is actually wrong. In 1990, during the Shell Trophy tournament clash between Wellington and Canterbury, the domestic First Class tournament in New Zealand, Bert Vance of Wellington conceded 77 runs in one over. Yes, it is a true story. The legend of the 77-run over has only grown in time and it nearly cost Wellington the championship.In the match played in Christchurch in February 1990, Canterbury was chasing 291 for a victory against Wellington and had stumbled to 196/8 with just two overs remaining in the match. Erwin McSweeney, the Wellington captain decided to give Vance, who had played four Tests and eight ODIs for New Zealand from 1988 to 1989 and an occasional offspinner one over with Canterbury seemingly out of contention to chase the target down. However, carnage ensured and Lee Germon, the future New Zealand captain tore into Vance who proceeded to deliver one of the game’s most expensive overs. highlightslast_img read more

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep’s (HAL’-ehp) first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough three-set win over Ons Jabeur at the Dubai Championships. Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals after Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens in straight sets. Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and will play Petra Martic, who defeated Barbora Strycova in straight sets. Jennifer Brady will play Muguruza in the quarterfinal after Brady beat Marketa Vondrousova and Muguruza defeated Veronika Kudermetova, both in three sets.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DOCTOR-INVESTIGATIONUniversity of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claimsANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Five former patients are alleging that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, with one accuser saying that Dr. Robert E. Anderson’s actions over several decades made him a “sexual predator.”A spokesman acknowledges that some university employees were aware of accusations against the doctor prior to a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation. McKnight led the Pirates with 18 points and Myles Powell had 16. Mamukelashvili and Romaro Gill added 15 points apiece.Kamar Baldwin had 20 to lead the Bulldogs, while Bryce Golden added 17 points before fouling out with 2:19 to play.In other T25 hoop news:— Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points to help North Carolina State to beat sixth-ranked Duke 88-66 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels added a career-high 25 points for the Wolfpack, who led by 15 at halftime and by as many as 27 late in a surprisingly lopsided win against the ACC-leading Blue Devils. Vernon Carey Jr. had 27 points to lead Duke. The Blue Devils shot 38% but struggled at the line and from behind the arc. Duke made 4 of 17 3-pointers and 10 of 22 foul shots. N.C. State shot 45%.— Jordan Nwora scored 17 points, Dwayne Sutton added 16 and No. 11 Louisville routed Syracuse 90-66 to end a two-game losing streak. The Cardinals never trailed the Orange after losses at Georgia Tech and Clemson dropped them from the conference lead. They stretched a 41-34 halftime lead to double digits early in the second half before an 18-2 run made it 69-44. Nwora shot just 5 of 18 from the field and 2 of 7 from beyond the arc but regrouped from scoring just seven points the past two games. Buddy Boeheim had 15 points and Quincy Guerrrier for Syracuse. — Alex Galchenyuk (gal-CHEHN’-yuhk) scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3. Kevin Fiala and Luke Kunin also scored in regulation for Minnesota, and Mats Zuccarello had two assists. Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 shots. J.T. Miller scored twice in the third period and Jay Beagle added a goal for Vancouver.— Pavel Francouz made 27 saves and lost his first NHL shutout with just over two minutes remaining as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 3-1. Gabriel Landeskog, Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi had goals to help Colorado end a three-game skid against a scuffling New York team.— Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) each had a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and assist, and Filip Chytil, Ryan Strome, and Artemi Panarin scored for New York, which won for the fifth time in six games.  NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-KINGS TRADELA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to Vegas Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMEN’S T25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSeton Hall beats ButlerNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sandro Mamukelashvili hit an off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer to give No. 16 Seton Hall a stunning 74-72 victory over No. 21 Butler. The game-winning shot came on an inbounds play after the officials reviewed a missed shot by Quincy McKnight and added two tenths of a second, putting 0.6 on the clock. McKnight inbounded the ball and Mamukelashvili caught it and tossed it at the basket. It hit the rim and rolled in, breaking a two-game losing streak for the Pirates (19-7, 11-3 Big East). Butler (19-7, 7-7) made three 3-pointers in the final 64 seconds to wipe out a five-point deficit. Sean McDermott hit the last two, tying the game at 72 with 8.8 seconds left. NFL-NEWSNFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot chargeUNDATED (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson have been jailed in West Texas after federal officials said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car in which he and another man were riding. El Paso County jail records show that the 27-year-old was booked Tuesday. The complaint says the pair were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when the Border Patrol stopped them Monday night and found several large duffel bags of marijuana in their sport utility vehicle. Robinson was a standout at Auburn University and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2018. The Browns recently informed Robinson’s representatives they did not intend to re-sign him as a free agent.TENNIS-DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPTop-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai Championships — Saddiq Bey and Collin Gillespie each made five of Villanova’s 18 3-pointers, and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used their long-range shooting to beat DePaul 91-71. Villanova went 18 for 26 from deep in its 20th straight victory against DePaul. The Wildcats have made at least nine 3s in their last five games, including 17 during Sunday’s 76-56 victory at Temple. Bey finished with 22 points and seven assists. Gillespie and Justin Moore had 17 points apiece. DePaul dropped its eighth straight game. The Blue Demons took the Wildcats to overtime in a 79-75 loss on Jan. 14, but the rematch was a blowout.— Anthony Edwards’ big night for Georgia has left No. 13 Auburn with its second straight loss. Edwards scored 18 points, including a late 3-pointer to slow Auburn’s comeback attempt, and the Bulldogs beat the Tigers 65-55. Auburn fell to 22-4 overall and 9-4 in the Southeastern Conference, thanks to its second straight loss to a team with a losing record. The two straight losses followed seven straight wins. Georgia ended a four-game losing streak. J’Von McCormick led Auburn with 22 points. Georgia’s Toumani Camara sank seven of eight free throws in the final minute to help protect the lead.— Caleb Mills scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to lead No. 22 Houston to a 76-43 win over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Mills shot 9 of 16, including hitting 5 of 9 on 3-pointers. Nate Hinton added 15 points for Houston which shot 41%. The Cougars moved into sole possession of first place in the American with the win combined with Cincinnati’s loss to Central Florida on Wednesday. Martins Igbanu had 15 points, and Jeriah Horne added 12 points and seven rebounds for Tulsa (17-9, 9-4).NHL-SCHEDULEStars beat Coyotes 3-2 UNDATED (AP) — Jamie Oleksiak broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 26 games and the Dallas Stars held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Wednesday night. Oleksiak stepped up into the top of the slot, took a pass from Alexander Radulov and sent a low snap shot past goalie Antti Raanta with 8:22 remaining.Dallas is 5-0-1 in its last six games to pull even with Central Division leader St. Louis.Ben Bishop made 21 of his season-high 39 saves in the first period. Corey Perry and Radek Faksa scored power-play goals for Dallas. Taylor Hall had a power-play goal for Arizona, Christian Fischer also scored in the second period and Raanta stopped 30 shots.In other ice action:— Vincent Trocheck and Aleksi Saarela each scored second-period goals off fortuitous rebounds and the Florida Panthers were able to rally from an early deficit for a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Aleksander Barkov and MacKenzie Weegar also scored a goal for Florida, while Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves as the Panthers improved to 2-0 on a key five-game West Coast road trip. Max Jones scored a goal, while John Gibson had 28 saves for the Ducks. February 20, 2020center_img Robert Julian Stone told The Associated Press that Anderson assaulted him during a medical appointment at the university’s health center in 1971. Stone said he alerted university officials last summer, inspired by the national #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.Stone was first interviewed by The Detroit News, which began reporting on the allegations before the university announced the investigation. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks. Martinez has spent his entire career with the Kings, who drafted him in 2007. Although he has never scored more than 11 goals in a regular season, he earned a permanent place in franchise lore by scoring the series-winning overtime goals in both the Western Conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final six years ago. Martinez also was a member of the Kings’ first championship team in 2012. He has 62 goals and 136 assists in 597 career games, and he has six goals and 10 assists in 64 career postseason games.Elsewhere in the NHL:— For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10. It’s a struggle for the Capitals right now, but they hope a trade for defenseman Brenden Dillon and a few adjustments will shake them out of their midseason doldrums. Dillon could play as soon as Thursday night against Montreal, but he can’t solve all everything by himself. Even with Holtby finding a groove, the Capitals have allowed almost 3.5 goals per game during this stretch and not looked like a group that led the NHL for much of the year.MLB-NEWSPirates’ Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug test — Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases, cutting the teams’ advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6 million rather than $2 million, Aguilar $2,575,000 instead of $2,325,000 and Goodwin $2.2 million rather than $1.85 million. A decision is pending for Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley, whose case was argued Tuesday. Two players remain scheduled for hearings this week: Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) and reliever Héctor Neris.— Ultilityman Brock Holt and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract. The deal includes a team option for 2021. The 31-year-old left-handed batter had spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015. He hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs in 295 plate appearances while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field.— The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old Velazquez joins a crowded competition for infield spots with Baltimore. The Orioles designated infielder Richard Urena for assignment.— Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have expressed dismay over that fact since spring training opened last week. Many have also called for Houston to be of its 2017 World Series title.— The Tampa Bay Rays are offering fans a win-win-win-win proposition in an attempt to draw bigger crowds to barren Tropicana Field. The “Win Pack’’ lets a fan pick any four regular-season Rays game to attend for a total of $99. If the Rays win all four, the fan gets a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to another game. Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose and is commonly used on horses. Houston pitcher Francis Martes also was suspended. Reyes is a 26-year-old outfielder and infielder who made his major league debut in September 2018 and hit .293 with three homers and seven RBIs. He hit .203 with two homers and 19 RBIs for the Pirates last year.In other baseball news:— Mike Fiers is scheduled to start a split-squad game for Oakland on Sunday in his first game action since revealing the Houston Astros’ cheating scheme. It has not been determined whether Fiers’ spring training debut will come in the home game versus San Francisco or against Arizona on the road. In a story published by The Athletic in November, Fiers said the Astros had stolen signs using a camera in center field during their run to the 2017 World Series championship. Fiers played on that team.— Max Scherzer is scheduled to start the Washington Nationals’ exhibition opener Saturday against the Houston Astros in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Scherzer’s last start came in Game 7 of the Fall Classic at Houston. Scherzer threw his first live batting practice of spring training Wednesday and declared that his shoulder felt tired — which the three-time Cy Young Award winner said is a good thing.— Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects catcher J.T. Realmuto to be back in spring training in Clearwater, Florida this week and does not believe there will be any fallout from his arbitration hearing in Arizona. Realmuto is seeking a salary of $12.4 million for 2020 after making $6.05 million last year. The Phillies have offered $10 million. Girardi said he expects Realmuto’s focus to be on baseball when he returns from the hearing in Phoenix Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

first_img Published on October 8, 2012 at 12:41 am Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan was pleased with his penalty kill unit’s performance overall Friday night. The Orange stopped New Hampshire’s first two power-play opportunities, but came undone late and allowed a game-winning score on a power play late in the third period.But his team’s execution on its own power-play unit was lacking, unable to take advantage on five of its six opportunities to take control of the game.“We’ve just got to read defenses,” Flanagan said after SU’s 4-3 loss to the Wildcats. “I think too many times we pumped it into somebody’s pads, they were prepared on their kill and we just got to be a little smarter than that and make that fake.”Syracuse got off to a rough start this weekend, losing its first two games to New Hampshire and Northeastern at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The Orange (0-2) knows if it wants to change the path the team is headed down, the special teams need to improve.During its opener against New Hampshire, SU had much success throughout the game on its penalty kill. The team also connected for a goal when SU forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe knocked in a rebound on its first power-play opportunity to tie the game 1-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Orange failed to convert its next five power-play opportunities, allowing New Hampshire to stay in the game and score its game-winning goal on a power play with a little less than two minutes remaining in regulation.Against Northeastern on Saturday, though, the team struggled on its penalty kills, surrendering three goals on six power plays for the Huskies. SU failed to execute on the power play as the team went 0-for-5 on those chances.Freshman defender Nicole Renault, who ran point on many of the team’s power plays against Northeastern, said execution needs to be crisper on the opportunities the team gets.“We need to connect our passes better, settle down a little bit,” Renault said. “I think we’re trying to get it to the net too fast, we need to settle it down and wait for the perfect time.”Senior captain Carrie-Mattimoe also played on most power-play opportunities and penalty kills. During the first period against Northeastern, Carrie-Mattimoe and Syracuse struggled with killing power plays, a deficiency Huskies forward Kendall Coyne exposed to put her team ahead 1-0 three minutes into the game.“We just have to pick up our communication and know which man we have, make some stops and starts, and get the puck out, which is the ideal goal of the penalty kill,” Carrie-Mattimoe said.Flanagan and his players said they have only had a week of practice with special teams, which could be a huge reason for their issues in the area this weekend.Despite the struggles, Flanagan believes that with time, this unit will improve.“Obviously I want to get to where I can talk to you guys and say it was an A-plus night with our special teams,” Flanagan said. “And we’ll get there and we’ll have those nights.“This early in the season, it is the first time playing against competition and not just practicing against your own team. I’d say overall a B for the special teams, which is pretty encouraging.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgIn this week’s edition of the D.O. Sportscast, men’s basketball beat writers Sam Fortier and Tomer Langer join the show to break down Syracuse’s upcoming season that tips on Friday night against Cornell. The pair discuss the season’s outlook, including records, team MVP and the team’s biggest question mark.Episode eight here: Published on November 6, 2017 at 8:58 am Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

first_imgMapwanya ran the show by harvesting two eagles and five birdies. The only blotch, however, on a remarkable round was a bogey on the par 4 Hole 15.Indeed the low score gave him a push as climbed the leaderboard to third position with gross score of 141 after 36 holes.Ghanaian Vincent Torgah held the half-way lead with a combined tally of -8 under par after 36 holes. He was inspired by a bogey free round of 67 which he shot last night,Nigeria’s Sunday Olapade, who won the Tour Championship in December last year, repeated a successive round of -2 under 70 that lifted him to -4 under par for the tournament and in sole second position. He is four shot off the pace.Day one leader, Christopher Ambe, dropped after shooting a 75 that left him in a three- way tied for fourth with the veteran Emos Korblah of Ghana and Spain’s Francesco Perez.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale AjimotokanVisitor Mapwanya has set a new Lakowe Lakes Golf Estate course record on the second day of the Eko Challenge Cup on the African Tour.The Zimbabwean, winner of the FCT Classic in Abuja in 2018, posted -8 under par 64 to obliterate the old record of 68.last_img read more

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advert by online casino operator Bear Group Ltd promoting casino white-label brand Daily Star Wins (StarWins.com).The advertising watchdog deemed that the TV-advert ‘Star Wins 30’ produced by Bear Group breached UK gambling services promotional standards on the counts of ‘objectifying woman’ and suggesting that betting can enhance consumer ‘personal qualities and attractiveness’.ASA informs that it has received viewer complaints relating to the advertisement’s sexually leaning content, which was created by Channel 5 and aired last January.Stating its defence, Bear Group operator of StarWins.com has stated that at no point does the advert highlight sexual allusion by its cast members. The operator further stated that the actresses featured in the advert are dressed as croupiers, and not overtly sexualized manner (advert featured below).Despite Bear Groups objection, advertising watchdog ASA has rejected the defence moving to ban the TV Advert.Daily Star Wins (StarWins.com) ‘Star Wins Free 30’ advert Submit Related Articles UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform  July 9, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros If the Angels opt to put Valbuena on the bench regularly, they could play Fletcher at third every day. At first, they could start Pujols against righties and Jefry Marte against lefties, with Shohei Ohtani at DH against righties and Pujols against lefties. “I think he’s always been streaky, and we haven’t seen the real hot streak yet,” Scioscia said. “At times he’s gotten a little big with his swing. Hopefully he’ll make those adjustments and get back to doing some of the things he can do in our lineup.”Fletcher has played solid defense and hit .273 with a .672 OPS in the first 88 at-bats of his big league career.Until Monday, Fletcher had mostly been starting against left-handed pitchers with Valbuena playing against righties. In the previous six games, with Albert Pujols on the disabled list, Valbuena and Jefry Marte platooned at first and Fletcher played third. Once Pujols returned to first base on Monday, Scioscia had to choose between Fletcher and Valbuena for third, and he picked Fletcher. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — Hours before Monday’s game, Luis Valbuena was on the field for extra batting practice, but he was not in the lineup.In what could be a sign of a change going forward, Manager Mike Scioscia benched the slumping Valbuena against a right-handed pitcher, instead starting rookie David Fletcher at third base.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Scioscia, who had used Valbuena against almost all right-handed pitchers despite his slump, would not commit to any plan beyond one day.“(Valbuena) had a real good workout early trying to get a little more continuity in his swing,” Scioscia said. “We’ll see when we work him back in. Right now there is no doubt that David Fletcher is playing very well and will get some opportunities.”center_img Valbuena, 32, was hitting .202 with nine homers and a .589 OPS. Last year he hit .199, but still hit 22 homers and drew enough walks to have a passable .727 OPS. He got exceptionally hot just after the All-Star break.This year, Valbuena has wrapped a 2-for-25 slump around the All-Star break. He hasn’t hit a homer since June 23.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. >> While they play Jenga with their starting rotation – Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw are the latest pieces pulled out – the Dodgers are showing no signs of collapsing.They roughed up rookie Reynaldo Lopez in his major-league debut Tuesday night on their way to an 8-4 victory over the Washington Nationals.It was their 12th victory in 18 games since Kershaw made his most recent (and last for awhile) start on June 26 in Pittsburgh. They have gained 3-1/2 games on the first-place San Francisco Giants in that time, moving to within 4-1/2 games with Tuesday’s win (and a Giants loss). That is the closest the Dodgers have been to first place since June 12.The offense has done most of the work in that time and reported early Tuesday. Chase Utley hit the third pitch of Lopez’s big-league career into the stands for a leadoff home run. That was the first of three RBI in the game for Utley. Kazmir didn’t need all of it Tuesday – so the bullpen used it instead.He held the Nationals scoreless until giving up a solo home run to Jose Lobaton in the fifth. That was the only run and one of only four hits allowed by Kazmir in seven innings. He was only the second Dodgers starter to complete seven innings since June 20. Kenta Maeda also went seven against the San Diego Padres on July 10.Kazmir handed a 7-1 lead over to Chris Hatcher who promptly put some drama back into the game by failing to retire any of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning. All three came in to score before the Dodgers closed it out. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Three more hits followed with a two-run single by Joc Pederson in his first at-bat back from the DL capping a three-run first inning for the Dodgers.The Dodgers added a single run in the second (an RBI single by Utley) and two more in the fifth on RBI singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig. Utley drove in his third run of the night with a single in the eighth inning.Utley, Howie Kendrick and Justin Turner combined at the top of the order for eight of the Dodgers’ 13 hits and scored five of their seen runs. While Turner and Utley had three-hit games, Kendrick had two – his fourth multi-hit game in the past five and part of an 11-game hitting streak during which he has gone 20 for 44 and raised his batting average 35 points to .274.That was a typically robust performance by the Dodgers in support of starter Scott Kazmir.The Dodgers have scored 102 runs in his 19 starts, an average of nealry 5.5 runs per start.last_img read more