Defoe realistic over World Cup

first_img As a professional of over 14 years, Defoe knows a lot can change in football in 12 months. This time last season Defoe was on top of the world. The striker had scored twice for England in three appearances and he had nailed down a first-team place at Spurs, where he found the net three times in his opening four matches. The fact that Defoe cut short his summer holidays to spend two weeks in France with fitness guru Tiberius Darau only heightens his disappointment at not playing regularly. “It’s frustrating when you have worked really hard in pre-season,” he said. “A boxer trains for eight weeks before a fight and then on fight night he wants to be ready and perform, but he actually wants take part. “I went away, worked hard and made sure I was fit. I felt sharp and stronger than ever so it’s difficult when you are in and out of the team.” Gareth Bale’s annoyance at the slow pace of transfer negotiations with Real Madrid led him to skip training last month. But with this being his ninth season at Spurs, Defoe’s love for the club means he will not let his frustration get the better of him. “It’s important for me to stay cool and keep focused,” Defoe added. “When players go mad they take their eye off the ball and it’s difficult to come back from that because when you are angry you can’t perform. “There have been times when I have been angry and you are in training and you don’t feel great, but at the same time it’s important for me to keep sharp because if someone gets injured then you are in, so you have to be ready.” The fact that Defoe still has a chart up in the gym that tracks his climb up the Spurs’ top scorers’ list – he is now sixth – suggests his love for the club still remains strong. Another topic close to his heart is the Jermain Defoe Foundation, which he set up in the summer. The foundation is aiming to raise money to build a new children’s home in St Lucia, where his mother Sandra is from. St Lucia was devastated by Hurricane Tomas in 2010, which claimed the lives of 14 people on the Caribbean island. “That was the spark that made me decide I wanted to set up the foundation,” Defoe said. “It’s my second home there. All the kids had their education taken away from them and they are still suffering. Hopefully we can raise some money and change their lives.” Jermain Defoe admits his chances of going to the World Cup will be hampered if he continues to be denied first-team football at Tottenham. Now the picture is quite different. The 30-year-old is yet to start a Barclays Premier League game and he did not feature against Moldova and Ukraine despite the absences of Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Andy Carroll. Defoe is desperate to make the cut for what would be his last World Cup, but the Tottenham forward knows his chances of making the plane to Rio – should England qualify – are not being helped by his lack of first-team action. “It’s important for me to play this year,” the striker told Press Association Sport at a fundraising gala dinner for the Jermain Defoe Foundation. “I want to play games because it’s a World Cup year. “Having gone to a World Cup, it’s something you want to experience again as a player. “It’s the best thing ever, representing the country when the whole world is watching, so I understand the importance of actually playing in a World Cup year.” Roberto Soldado has repaid a chunk of his £26million transfer fee by scoring four goals in his first five games since moving from Valencia. Consequently, Defoe’s Premier League game time this term consists of seven minutes at Crystal Palace, nine against Swansea and a 21-minute cameo in the north London derby. Press Associationlast_img read more

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2020-09-21

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McDowell predicts clash to remember

first_img Reed won three and a half points from four matches on his debut and insisted the result came down to the players, not the captains. “Tom Watson was my first captain and I really enjoyed what he did,” said Reed, who has been drawn in the same group as Donaldson, England’s Paul Casey and Sweden’s Jonas Blixt. “And at the end of the day it comes down to us and how we play. “To me, it doesn’t matter who the captain is. Doesn’t matter where we are or who is on our team or anything like that. Whoever it is I’m going to play my heart out for because not only am I playing for myself, but I’m playing for my country and the other 11 guys that are standing next to me.” Reed was unbeaten in three matches with fellow rookie Jordan Spieth at Gleneagles and then beat world number five Stenson in a singles match which saw him whipping up US supporters and signalling to European ones to keep quiet. The 24-year-old, already famous for labelling himself one of the top five players in the world after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March, revealed he had received 40 emails from European fans when he got home, all of them supportive of his behaviour. “They absolutely loved it,” he added. “That’s the one week where you can go back and forth with the crowds, you’re giving them something to react on. They are going to give you some to react on. I t’s just a bunch of fun and respectful play back and forth. “There will definitely be emotion and passion out there (this week). It’s just a passion that I have for the game of golf and in match play there’s always that little extra killer instinct that I have due to the fact that I know where I’m at at all times because the guy I’m playing is next to me. “Am I going to get as rowdy as I did at the Ryder Cup? Probably not. But playing great golf always gets me excited no matter what.” McDowell added that he first heard “murmurs” of discontent in the American team when Mickelson and Keegan Bradley were left out on Saturday and also gave his view on Watson’s demeanour on the course. “He seemed a little disconnected and aloof on the golf course when I did see him,” McDowell said of the 65-year-old five-time Open champion. “He didn’t seem to be engaging with the players and seemed a little distant. “That’s just my observation. Whether that’s true or false, I have no idea. I’m just talking about the four or five times that I happened to see him or talk to him during the matches.” McDowell thinks Phil Mickelson broke an “unwritten rule” by criticising captain Tom Watson in public after the United States suffered their third straight defeat – and eighth in the last 10 contests – last month. Mickelson’s comments in the US team’s press conference – with Watson sat just a few feet away – have prompted the PGA of America to announce an 11-strong task-force to look into all aspects of the Ryder Cup, including how they select captains, the qualifying system and when wild cards should be picked. And although the one man with experience of captaining a winning side this century, 2008 skipper Paul Azinger, has turned down the chance to participate, McDowell feels everything points to an event not to be missed at Hazeltine in 2016. “I think there’s positive and negative connotations there,” said McDowell ahead of his defence of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club. “I think the negative being that maybe it takes too much emphasis off the European victory and a little bit more on the US failure. “And I think the positive being their renewed effort to win the Ryder Cup, and that can only be very, very good for the tournament. It just means two years’ time is going to be fairly epic. I want to be there for sure.” McDowell played as many times at Gleneagles as Mickelson – who was left out of a full day’s play for the first time in 10 appearances – but insisted he would not have criticised European captain Paul McGinley if his plan had not worked out. “There’s kind of an unwritten rule, you don’t call your captain out at a Ryder Cup. Win, lose or draw, you just don’t,” added McDowell, who won both foursomes matches alongside Victor Dubuisson and then came back from three down to beat Jordan Spieth in the first singles on Sunday. “I see the negative connotations to it but I see the positive side that they will have to really have an in‑depth look at what they are doing wrong and try to bring together a recipe that connects the PGA of America and the PGA Tour players. “When we come back we play for the European Tour, whereas the Americans they need to have something that can sort of mould them all together that week I suppose. Two years’ time will be a telling one. If we were to win that, then that could be interesting. But I think they will be seriously up for it.” McDowell is one of six Ryder Cup players in the field for the 50th anniversary edition of the Volvo World Match Play, with European team-mates Dubuisson, Stephen Gallacher, Henrik Stenson and Jamie Donaldson joined by American Patrick Reed. Graeme McDowell believes the continuing fallout from Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles will ensure a “fairly epic” contest in two years’ time. Press Associationlast_img read more

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2020-09-20

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Second Ralph Green/EBFA U-11 League to kick off today

first_imgWITH a break in the rainy weather which has allowed the East Bank Football Association (EBFA), in conjunction with the Grove/Diamond NDC, to carry out remedial works to the Grove playfield, the association is set to get active once again with the commencement of the 2nd annual Ralph Green-sponsored Under-11 League.Consistent rain over the past three months or so curtailed all on-field action which left players and administrators very uneasy as they waited patiently for a break in the weather, which has finally come.The EBFA is very grateful to NDC Chairman Mr Bharrat Narine and his workers for the continued support they have been giving the body with regard to getting the game restarted on the East Bank.Ten teams including defending champions Agricola Red Triangle will be contesting this second edition of the league which will be bigger and better than the inaugural competition last year when six teams competed.Each team would be allowed to register 16 players with matches lasting 30 minutes – two 15-minute segments. The top four teams would each receive 16 medals, gold, silver, bronze and participatory medals for the 4th-placed team.The winning team would receive the Lien Trophy while there would be individual prizes for the Most Valuable Player (Trophy and backpack), Best Goalkeeper (Trophy and backpack), Highest Goal Scorer (Trophy and backpack), Most Promising Player (Trophy and backpack) and Most Disciplined Player (Trophy and backpack).For the first time in any EBFA competition, customized balls would be used bearing the EBFA logo. Only players born on or after January 1, 2006 will be eligible to participate in the tournament. Each player from every team would also receive one t-shirt as well as the respective coaches.last_img read more

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2020-09-19

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Fresh8 Gaming provides tailored digital adverts for BetVictor

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 BetVictor has announced a new partnership deal with Fresh8 Gaming, the ad-tech company specialising in the sports betting industry.Lars Fulle, BetVictorThis partnership demonstrates BetVictor’s ongoing commitment to providing its customers with a simple and intuitive betting experience. Utilising the new technology will enable all targeted adverts to be delivered to players across any market or sport, and across any BetVictor platform.Coupled with BetVictor’s technological developments that enable real-time analysis of players’ data, the partnership will enable adverts to be built automatically and in real-time. This means that all BetVictor adverts will be optimised for every impression, greatly enhancing the customer experience across all platforms.Lars Fulle, Head of Marketing at BetVictor, commented: “We are fully committed to providing our customers with the simplest betting experience. Collaborating with companies such as Fresh8 Gaming enables us to further tailor our offerings to customers in an effective and efficient way.”Andrew Sharland, Managing Director at Fresh8 Gaming, said: “We are delighted BetVictor see the potential in our gambling focused ad-tech platform. They have the exact profile of the forward thinking, digitally focused operator that we want to partner with. We can’t wait to help them decrease acquisition costs while maximising customer revenue.” Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 StumbleUpon EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020last_img read more

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2020-08-30

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Bubble Dribble: ‘NBA Summer Camp’ makes fun into serious business

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I don’t know what to tell you,” Adebayo said, and then he slid an arm over Tatum’s shoulder as they strolled down the hallway on their way to their buses.The wholesomeness of this entire scene sort of belies the competitive, work-oriented environment of the bubble that I’ve written about a lot since I’ve been here. Yes, the strain of being isolated in Florida feels tough. But there’s also a lot of friendly, fun moments that would not happen in almost any other environment. While players like Damian Lillard and Paul George might be going back and forth, there’s a lot of very mellow socializing throughout the bubble.There’s a lot of these little interactions we can see in the public eye, then those we can’t: late night card games, bottles of wine and golf course excursions. Paul Millsap was recently asked how many times he had played golf since arriving in early July.“Too many for me to put it out in public,” he said. “I’d rather not put it in a number. Just know that I get a lot of sun and a lot of fresh air.”So is the bubble a summer camp? Is it a workplace? In my personal experience, it can be both. I can tell you I’ve been to an NBA practice, scrimmage or game for 22 straight days — even in a regular 82-game season, there are days when I don’t have to go anywhere. I usually have somewhere to be in the morning, and now that games have started, I usually have an arena to be in at night. On a recent day after a game that went past midnight, I stared at my screen for four hours and words simply would not come. I’ve started writing a sentence, closed my eyes for an indeterminate length of time, then been unable to remember where I was going with the thought. As a West Coaster, I have a hard time sleeping here, and I know many others who do too: After one of the Lakers’ late night tips, I was told that some players couldn’t get to sleep until 4:30 a.m.I can also tell you there is fun to be had: Between practices, I’ve stubbornly spent 30 minutes at a pool just to feel the sun. I’ve played pickleball and cornhole on summer evenings with friends of mine in the media and the league. The last two weekends, I’ve taken morning trips to the Yacht Club and the Grand Floridian to ride in boats, which is one of the most liberating things I’ve done since March when the entire country started locking down. I’ve played cards until late into the night with a few adult beverages. I’m probably tanner now than when I arrived.There is an undoubtedly summer camp vibe to our surroundings, especially when NBA players and staff overlap into the media’s small quadrant of campus. There are player-only areas that we have no access to, protecting the privacy of the players living here. But general managers and players alike walk laps around the lake, on the phone talking business or just getting air. I’ve seen Nick Nurse peddling a bike through our housing area. Several coaches are regular visitors to our pool, which is better for lap swimming that offers cardio and releases stress. The NBA referees, led by veteran caller Scott Foster, are constant presences in the morning on the pickleball court in the swampy Florida humidity — I’ve realized that many of these officials who we rarely acknowledge (unless we virulently disagree with them) are serious fitness freaks.At the same time as I’ve written before, we’re all here to work. Not going to games and practices can feel like a waste of time that you’re going to spend on campus anyway, even if you gradually spread yourself thinner and thinner. In the bubble, when you grab those rare moments of freedom, you want to really seize it — for me and some of my media colleagues, we looked forward to a Sunday morning two-hour fishing trip all week long.For other kinds of employees, that desperation to get away can build up even more. I spoke to an employee who was brought in for non-basketball services who has to commute from the Coronado Springs Resort to the Yacht Club to work from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Breaks are scheduled on this person’s shift, but they can’t return to their hotel room during this time off.So what do you do when you can’t go home, but you want to burn off some steam? “I go fishing,” this person said. “It’s pretty much the only thing I can do.”It’s a strange feeling that Jaylen Brown articulated well on Sunday night as he spoke about the need to acknowledge mental health struggles in the bubble. Even though there are diversions, it’s difficult to truly unplug.“I guess people might not speak on it, but it is a challenge to a lot of guys,” he said. “It’s like you’re at work all the time. A lot of time, a lot of guys when get done playing basketball, and they want to be able to leave and not think about basketball. It’s impossible here in the bubble.”The endless hustle and the steady stream of games and storylines can distract us from what’s most important, too. Occasionally conversations shake me out of it. This past Wednesday, I was speaking to a high-level official who was involved in the creation of the NBA’s Foundation that will donate $300 million over 10 years to advance economic empowerment in the Black community. I congratulated this person on the announcement, to which they replied: “Yes, thank goodness. Still no positive tests.”We got our wires crossed on what announcement we were talking about, because even though several consecutive announcements of no confirmed positives in the bubble has slid that to the back of our minds, the people at the top of the NBA are still worried about it. The arrival of player guests — including families and other loved ones — should help salve some of the mental wear and tear, but it represents a major threat to the integrity of the bubble with a huge new group of people coming in.There’s two months before the season ends, and the Lakers are one of the teams that is mentally preparing for that marathon. In the bubble, it’s definitely possible to have fun. But long-term, “fun” doesn’t really displace the desire to get back home.“We just kind of adjusted to it and become just a little more used to the atmosphere but at the same time, I wouldn’t say it’s ever easy,” Green said. “I think day by day, I think for some guys, the longer that they’re away from their families, or their kids, it gets a little tougher.”— Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Inside the BubbleHow the Lakers rely on teamwork with a short staff – For a picture into the whirlwind workplace of the bubble, here’s a good place to start with just how much multi-tasking goes on to pull of NBA games.Mental wear and tear – The Lakers acknowledged that they’re feeling some strain as the month mark passed in the bubble.Could tanking affect the eighth seed? – As teams pull their starters in games with a playoff race impact, it’s a question circulating throughout the NBA.Outpaced in a nail-biter – The Lakers continue to struggle to get on the same page in a close loss to the Pacers as LeBron surges but Anthony Davis struggles.An older, wiser, more improved Brandon Ingram – The Pelicans pursuit of a playoff spot ended yesterday, but I got a chance to catch up with him on what he learned from his three years with the Lakers.Rondo back? – He’s in Florida, and he could be back with the team during the first round of playoffs.Rookie dreams come true – Talen Horton-Tucker scored his first NBA points last week and spoke to us on video about it.center_img Editor’s note: This is the Monday Aug. 10 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — After a recent game between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics, I was standing in one of the small back rooms that now functions as a Zoom press conference area. Jayson Tatum was answering questions about a 112-106 loss when suddenly, Bam Adebayo deputized himself as one of the press corps.Adebayo is one of the more light-hearted players I’ve seen in the bubble: He was wearing a sweater with Mickey Mouse on it. To Tatum’s left, he started making faces — trying to distract his opponent’s performance. After Tatum’s press conference wrapped up, the two men embraced.“You a All-Star,” Tatum told Adebayo, “but you shot free-throws like you won MVP or something.”last_img read more

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2020-08-26

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Dodgers survive as Clayton Kershaw-Jon Lester duel becomes dud

first_img@jeffmillerOCR on TwitterLOS ANGELES >> It began with the ceremonial first pitcher skipping his pitch past the ceremonial first catcher before the poor baseball died of embarrassment at the backstop.Perhaps Mikey Garcia wasn’t the ideal person to be given the honor of opening a game pairing the pitching brilliance of Clayton Kershaw and Jon Lester.Oh, yeah, Garcia is a three-time world champion in boxing. But unfortunately, in baseball, he’s just as much a lightweight. Great and goofy. In beating the Cubs three straight times this weekend, the only Dodgers pitcher to surrender a run was Kershaw, who is generally regarded as only the best in baseball.That’s right. Shocking and amazing and right. While nine other Dodgers pitchers fired only zeroes, Kershaw gave up four runs and three homers and never looked to be himself.“You hear Kershaw-Lester you don’t think a lot of home runs,” Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger said. “It’s the game of baseball. It’s crazy.”Crazy and great. Coming off games in which they both pitched nine innings, Kershaw and Lester failed to combine for that many Sunday, the Dodgers hammering Lester with two early three-run homers.By the time this one ended after nearly 3 1/2 hours, both starters could have been completely forgotten. That is, had they not both produced past performances so memorable.“We got the win, man,” Kershaw said. “Obviously disappointing. But it happens.”In the first two games of this series, the Cubs managed just five singles off five Dodgers pitchers. They had hit .087 in being shut out Friday and Saturday and now had to face Kershaw, against whom opponents were batting .198.So, naturally, Javier Baez hit Kershaw’s first pitch for a single and Kris Bryant hit Kershaw’s second pitch for another single, the Cubs needing less than a minute to threaten more than they had in the previous 48 hours.Both singles came off bats that cracked, but style matters in this game about as much as players wearing their pant legs high.“It’s part of baseball,” Kershaw said of his misfortune. “Sometimes games are going to happen that way.”He managed to escape the mess without giving up a run, slapping his left hand into his glove upon retiring Jason Heyward for the third out, the enthusiasm suggesting Kershaw might have found a spark.Instead, to start the second, Wilson Contreras worked a 12-pitch at-bat that included six foul balls and ended with a homer, the Cubs’ first run since arriving in Southern California on Thursday night.“The game didn’t gain any momentum,” Roberts said, speaking specifically of Kershaw. “He had a stressful first inning. It manifested itself.”The Cubs had two hits in the first. And in the second. And in the third, too.In the fourth, they had three hits, two of which were homers, a Dodgers 6-1 lead instantly reduced to 6-4.The results were so stunning that the crowd, without any external prompting, began the most organic of “Let’s go, Dodgers” chants, attempting to impose their encouragement on Kershaw.By the end of that fourth inning, he had thrown 99 pitches, only eight fewer than he needed to no-hit Colorado three years ago.“It was one of those games where I was counting outs,” Roberts said. “It was just getting kind of haywire there.”Entering the fifth, with the Dodgers still leading by two, Kershaw had the bottom third of the Cubs order standing between him and the minimum innings needed to qualify for the victory.After Addison Russell led off with a single, Albert Almora Jr. ripped an infield hit off Kershaw’s leg, the ball spinning helpless toward third base.After a sacrifice bunt, Roberts emerged from the dugout, marking the end of Kershaw’s bid to become the National League’s first eight-game winner.“Everybody has those days,” Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes said. “It’s baseball. It’s a hard game.”It sure looked hard Sunday – even as the Dodgers were winning – from the ceremonial beginning all the way to the unceremonious end. With the tone set at comical Sunday, the first actual pitcher to produce a 1-2-3 inning was Josh Fields, the Dodgers reliever who finally retired the Cubs in order in the sixth.Up until that point, Kershaw and Lester had huffed and puffed to the point where this anticipated duel became a dud, a pair of opening-day aces simply discarded.In the end, the Dodgers won, 9-4, to sweep the defending World Series champions and conclude a 10-game homestand at 8-2.But this game will be remembered for the very unusual way the Dodgers reached a third straight victory over Chicago, unusual defined around here by the fact Kershaw, given a five-run lead, couldn’t survive even five innings.“You see Lester and Kershaw on the mound you don’t expect the runs that were produced today,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s why we play. That’s what makes this game great.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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2020-08-26

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Thursday October 31st Local Sports

first_img— high school volleyball regional semifinals tonight== 2A Region 2Lake Mills at #5 OsagePocahontas at Emmetsburg== 1A Region 5North Butler at #3 Janesvilleat Webster City — Bishop Garrigan vs. #11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made 35 saves and Alex Pietrangelo snapped a tie in the third period, helping the St. Louis Blues top the Minnesota Wild 2-1. Sammy Blais also scored for St. Louis, which won for the fourth time in five games. It was the first game for the Stanley Cup champions since star forward Vladimir Tarasenko had reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder. EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had the weekend off after a Thursday game, but the mini-break didn’t prove to be all rest and relaxation. The mood for coach Mike Zimmer turned sour when he learned of a late-night arrest of one of his players, Jayron Kearse. The backup free safety and special teams captain was charged with drunken driving and carrying a gun without a permit, after a state trooper stopped him traveling on a closed section of interstate. Zimmer said he was “very, very ticked off” at Kearse. IOWA CITY — Two-time Iowa national champion Spencer Lee will use his collegiate season to prepare for a run at the Tokyo Olympics. Iowa coach Tom Brands says Lee decided against redshirting to concentrate on international competition.It is closing in on 10 years since Iowa won the last of three straight national championships. Since then Penn State dominated with eight national titles and the Hawkeyes are trying to catch the Nittany Lions.Approaching a decade without a national title is viewed by some as failure for a program that has won 23 NCAA Championships.Iowa opens the season hosting Tennessee-Chattanooga on November 17th and then travels to face Iowa State on November 24th. FORT DODGE – The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference regular season volleyball title goes to 8th-ranked Iowa Central.The Tritons stopped 13th-ranked NIACC three sets to one on Wednesday night to gain the first seed for this weekend’s Region XI tournaments. Iowa Central won 25-13, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20.Iowa Central, which won the league with an 8-1 mark, will host the NJCAA Region XI-A tournament on Saturday and Sunday. NIACC, which placed second in the league with a 7-2 record, will host the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament this weekend.NIACC (30-9 overall) plays seventh-seeded Southeastern at 1 o’clock on Saturday afternoon in the NIACC gym. The other semifinal has third-seed Northeast Community College facing sixth-seed Hawkeye Community College. The winners on Saturday will meet in the Region XI-B championship match on Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.In Wednesday’s regular season title match, Iowa Central won the first two sets by 12 and 10 points, respectively. The Lady Trojans won the third set and played the Tritons tough in the fourth and final set.NIACC, which had its seven-match winning streak snapped, was led by sophomore Kennedy Meister with 16 kills, 24 digs and two blocks. AMES, Iowa – Iowa State rolled to an 87-54 victory in an exhibition matchup with Missouri Western State on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum behind double-digit efforts by five Cyclones.Ashley Joens led all scorers with 19, ending her night one rebound shy of a double-double. Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw had a big second half effort to post 15 points in her first taste of action at Hilton Coliseum, while Jade Thurmon (16), Ines Nezerwa (14) and Madison Wise (13) were also in double figures. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 19 points and got into a brawl with Karl-Anthony Towns that sent both players to the showers early, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-95 for their fourth straight win to begin the season. IOWA CITY — Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon will play in Monday’s exhibition game against Lindsey Wilson College. Coach Fran McCaffery says Bohannon has had a good week of practice and will get playing time in the exhibition. The three-year starter at point guard holds the school record for career 3-pointers, but underwent hip surgery last spring, throwing this season into doubt. He averaged nearly 12 points per game for last year’s team that reach the second round of the NCAA tournament MASON CITY — Both NIACC cross country teams are ranked in the latest Division I polls. The NIACC women stayed steady at #16 in this week’s rankings. Iowa Central is ranked first and Central Arizona second. Iowa Western is ranked 10th. The NIACC women placed third at the Region XI meet back on Friday in Ottumwa, led by freshman Paula Jimenez, who was ninth in 18:54. The NIACC men moved up from 17th to 12th in the latest poll. Cloud County Community College of Kansas is first with Iowa Central ranked second. Iowa Western is fifth, Hawkeye Community College is 18th, Indian Hills is 20th and Southwestern is tied for 24th. NIACC placed third at the Region XI meet last Friday, with freshman Jorge Ruiz placing 11th to lead the Trojans. Both NIACC teams travel to the national meet on November 9th in Albuquerque New Mexico.last_img read more

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2020-08-13

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The ‘Spaniards for the World’ won 99 titles in 2019

first_imgTwo titles in Africa, 12 in America, 27 in Asia, 56 in Europe, one in Oceania and another World Cup. 99 trophies of which only one came from a tournament of selections: “Over time we have realized how important it was for the country. The local league is not of high competitive level and we are a selection with limitations demographic, “he explains Felix Sanchez, champion of the Asian Cup with the selection of Qatar.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, which conquered the national triplet in England and also raised the Community Shield, it was the foreign club with Spanish representation that won the most titles in 2019, while Xavi Hernandez, which raised the Qatar Stars League as a footballer and he won the Qatar Super Cup as coach of Al sadd, was the only Spanish who managed to proclaim himself champion from the grass and the bench. Another milestone was the one achieved by Pablo Marí in Brazil. Flamengo Central He became the first player born in Spain to win the Copa Libertadores. His compatriot Miguel Ramirez He did the same in the Copa Sudamericana, which this course will face in the Recopa. The year 2019 was capitalized for most of the Spanish soccer players and coaches who practice abroad. This is indicated by the 99 titles won during the last 12 months in 57 countries spread across the five continents. In total, 234 champions who made it possible to raise 39 Leagues, 25 Cups, seven League Cups, 20 Super Cups, seven continental tournaments and a Club World Cup.If in 2018 we only managed to conquer two continental trophies (Champions of Oceania and CAF Confederation Cup), 2019 stands out for being the first year in which Spanish football was present in the four major titles of Europe Y South America: Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Four trophies to which we must add an Asian Cup, an AFC Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.“I feel that the Spanish footballer is a very valued athlete. Not only at the level of quality; also of professionalism. Clubs around the world bet on us and that makes us increasingly more out,” he tells AS César Azpilicueta, responsible for raising the Europa League as captain of Chelsea. Alberto Moreno, who conquered the Champions with the Liverpool before returning to Spain, reveals the memory “of having been able to dedicate it to Jose Antonio Reyes“.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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San Beda racks up 3rd straight, clips Letran

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Quarters: 15-15, 27-34, 55-50, 81-74. SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball PLAY LIST 02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Jerrick Balanza kept the Knights in the game and trimmed the lead to as low as one, 62-61, midway in the period, but Bolick and Mocon drained the insurance buckets as San Beda held off its fierce rival.“We started strong, but in the first few minutes of the ball game, credit to Letran because they came back and they even led by 10 points. I did just challenge the guys in the locker room to stick with our system, stick with our game plan, and play as a team,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Mocon just missed out on a triple-double with 17 markers, 10 boards, and eight assists, while AC Soberano shot 4-of-10 from three to wound up with 16.San Beda rose up to solo second place with a 4-1 slate. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend I’m staying at Real, says Ronaldo ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda recovered its bearings in the second half as it outlasted Letran, 81-74 for its third straight win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Robert Bolick carried the load for the Red Lions with 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists, but it was the duo of Javee Mocon and AC Soberano which helped the Red Lions recover from an early 10-point hole as the two poured 19 of the team’s 28 huge third quarter points to grab the 55-50 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Balanza notched a career-high of 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the losing effort for Letran (1-3).Bong Quinto added 19 markers and 15 boards, while Rey Nambatac had 18 points and five rebounds, but committed seven turnovers in the defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 81 – Bolick 22, Mocon 17, Soberano 16, Noah 8, Adamos 5, Potts 3, Doliguez 3, Abuda 3, Tankoua 2, Carino 2, Oftana 0, Presbitero 0, Tongco 0, Bahio 0, Cabanag 0.LETRAN 74 – Balanza 20, Quinto 19, Nambatac 18, Calvo 14, Taladua 2, Ambohot 1, Balagasay 0, Pamulaklakin 0, Bernabe 0, Gedaria 0, Vacaro 0, Mandreza 0, Caralipio 0.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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2020-01-19

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Supreme Court throws out big smoking-lawsuit award

first_imgThe case now goes back to the Oregon high court, which could order a new trial, reduce the award or reinstate its decision. Punitive damages are money intended to punish a defendant for bad behavior and deter repetition.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court threw out a $79.5 million award that a jury had ordered a cigarette maker to pay to a smoker’s widow, a ruling that could bode well for other businesses seeking stricter limits on big-dollar verdicts. The 5-4 decision Tuesday was a victory for Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA, which contested an Oregon Supreme Court decision upholding the jury’s verdict. Yet the decision did not address a key argument made by Philip Morris and its supporters across a wide range of businesses – that the size of the award was unconstitutionally large. They had hoped the court would limit the amount that can be awarded in punitive damage cases. Instead, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in his majority opinion that the award to Mayola Williams could not stand because a jury may punish a defendant only for the harm done to the person who is suing, not to others whose cases were not before it. “To permit punishment for injuring a nonparty victim would add a near standardless dimension to the punitive damages question,” Breyer said. The company had argued that the jury was encouraged to punish Philip Morris for health problems suffered by every Oregonian who smoked its cigarettes. Jesse Williams died of lung cancer in 1997 at the age of 67. He had smoked two packs a day of Philip Morris-made Marlboros for 45 years. His widow argued that the jury award was appropriate because it punished Philip Morris for a decades-long “massive market-directed fraud” that misled people into thinking cigarettes were not dangerous or addictive. She won compensatory damages of $800,000 and punitive damages of $79.5 million – 97 times the compensatory damages – in the fraud lawsuit she filed against Philip Morris. A state court previously cut the compensatory award to $500,000, which is unaffected by Tuesday’s ruling. last_img read more

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2020-01-11

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