• Atalanta Go Third, Calhanoglu Keeps AC Milan In Champions League Chase

    first_imgMILAN: Unheralded Atalanta moved third in Serie A on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Genoa edging the Bergamo side closer to a first-ever Champions League qualification with two games left this season.Musa Barrow and Timothy Castagne’s second-half goals sent Atalanta two points clear of Inter Milan, who play already-relegated Chievo on Sunday.But AC Milan responded with Hakan Calhanoglu heading in the only goal against Fiorentina to boost Gennaro Gattuso’s team’s hopes of a return to elite European football for the first time since 2013-2014.”Today’s win was really important, as the closer we get to the finish line, the more decisive each point becomes,” said Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini.Juventus and Napoli have already qualified for next season’s Champions League, but behind them the scramble is frenetic in the chase for the two remaining berths. AgenciesAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

  • Women of Troy to host Roadrunners

    first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing skid with a 41-point thrashing over Gardner-Webb in the Bahamas last weekend. Now it hopes to live up to its preseason expectations starting tonight at Galen Center against the University of Texas at San Antonio.The Women of Troy have (2-3) struggled to put together a consistent performance in their previous four contests. The victory over Gardner-Webb was perhaps their strongest showing of the year, as they put up a season-high 82 points.“Our biggest strength is sticking together and playing as a team,” senior guard Briana Gilbreath said. “Against Gardner-Webb we started playing as a team. When we do that, I think we can beat anybody.”The Roadrunners are led by the efforts of Ashley Spaletta, who is averaging 10.3 points per game. In their last game, Spaletta hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points.“The bottom line is that we got to win the Trojan way,” USC coach Michael Cooper said. “When we play against teams that aren’t ranked, we have to insert our will on them from the start.”The Women of Troy never trailed in their last game against the Runnin’ Bulldogs (2-4), and look to keep some of that momentum heading into tonight.“[I’m looking for the team] to play a complete game, and do the things we worked on in practice,” Cooper said. “The key is to rebound — we need to limit them to one shot per possession.”Heading into Wednesday’s matchup, UTSA is averaging 51.5 points per game, while the Women of Troy average 63 points. The Roadrunners barely scraped a victory in their last game against Detroit capturing a 59-55 victory. Throughout the season, however, UTSA has shot just under 28 percent from the field.The Women of Troy’s offense, which has struggled at times, might not match up against top-ranked teams, but USC hopes to perform well enough to stop its opponent. The home advantage will help, according to the coaching staff.“We got to take advantage and win [at home] because it’s hard on the road no matter who you’re playing,” Cooper said. “Good teams win on the road, championships are won on the road.”The USC team has seen strong showings from its top players even in some of the team’s losses.Gilbreath is now one career steal away from No. 9 spot in the USC history books, and No. 5 in all-time career blocks, while senior guard Ashley Corral is No. 15 overall in career points with 1,252.“Hopefully in these games we can focus more on executing our offense and sticking with our defensive scheme,” Gilbreath said. “We just have to execute what [the coaches] tell us to execute.”last_img read more

  • Clonmel racecourse to host biggest race day of the year

    first_imgUK trainer Kerry Lee enjoyed some successful raids on a few of the top prizes in Ireland last season.She’s hoping Ryanair Gold Cup winner Kylemore Lough will do the business in the big one at Clonmel this afternoon…The seven-race card at Powerstown Park gets underway at 12.35pm. Clonmel Racecourse hosts its biggest meeting of the year today.The main feature at Powerstown Park is the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Steeplechase.There’s also a top-class supporting card – the EBF TA Morris Memorial Mares Chase is probably the pick of the other races.last_img read more

  • Reggae Month sounds off

    first_imgThe Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) organized Reggae Month 2017 is underway.Now in its tenth year running, Reggae Month, showcases a variety of events including live events as well as business and educational forums.The month officially kicked off on Sunday January 29 with a church service followed by a special edition of the Dub Club at Skyline Drive in St Andrew.On Wednesday February 1, the first of three Reggae Wednesdays concert at the Mandela Park in Half Way Tree was held. The concert was a tribute to the life and works of the Crown Prince Dennis Brown and featured performances from Christopher Martin, Warrior King, Christopher Ellis, Prophecy, D Major, Lymie Murray , Skalareg and Dennis Brown’s daughter Marla Brown. There was also a special performance from Brown’s friend and protégé, Freddy McGregor.Warrior King gave a command performanceAll artistes were backed by Lloyd Parkes and We The People Band.Apart from live concerts, JaRIA has also organized forums such as “Open Universities” and its annual Honors Awards which will see a number of personalities, who have paid their dues in building the product, being feted.Those to be honored this year include; Rita Marley, Robbie Lyn, Half Pint, Chris Blackwell, GT Taylor and Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake.The organizers have also endorsed a number of events, including the Red Rose For Gregory Concert at the Constant Spring Golf Club, the weekly Weddy Weddy dance at Stone Love’s Kingston headquarters, Wappinz Thursdays in Coburn Gardens, The Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Beres In Negril and Vinyl Thursdays at the Regal Plaza.last_img read more

  • Labour manifesto seeks to rebalance gambling & football

    first_imgShare Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Submit Publishing its party manifesto today, Labour confirms that it will sanction for a new ‘Gambling Act’, should it win the UK General Election on 12 December.Presenting the ’Real Change manifesto’, party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that a new Gambling Act was required to overhaul betting advertising, making UK gambling legislation ‘fit for the digital age’.Beyond advertising, a new Gambling Act would include establishing ‘gambling limits’ and introducing a direct levy on operators funding UK problem gambling support networks.Corbyn’s short statement on gambling supports the introduction of ‘mechanisms for consumer compensation’, a dynamic first broached by former Labour Deputy Tom Watson, who had called for the UK gambling industry to be overseen by a civic ombudsman monitoring consumer engagements.  Elsewhere Corbyn highlights concerns on the accessibility, pricing and funding of football, as the Labour Party commits to  ‘examining the state of the game’.“In football, the professional game has become divided between the extremes of the very rich and the very poor with clubs in Bury and Boltonfacing collapse” – Jeremy Corbyn states.Labour would sanction a review of football governance and regulations, focusing on ownership rules, the funding of clubs, treatment of supporters and further community dynamics.“We will review the ‘fit and proper person test’ for club owners and directors and ensure that supporters’ trusts have a proper role so that the professional game is properly run for all its fans and all its clubs.”A Labour government would ‘legislate for accredited football supporter trusts’, which would be able to purchase communal shares and appoint or remove ‘at least two club directors’.Mirroring Lib Dem pledges, Labour supports regulating ‘safe standing in stadiums’ and states that it will enforce for a proportion of Premier League TV rights to be allocated towards developing football grassroots initiatives.Corbyn ends the manifesto’s segment on sports by confirming that the  ICC Cricket World Cup will be added to the crown jewel sportingevents that are broadcast free-to-air. Related Articles Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020last_img read more

  • Premier League Week 29: Spurs, Arsenal draw as Man United, Wolves, Man City all win

    first_img–Source: talkSPORT Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League after edging past Bournemouth.Elsewhere, Manchester United beat Southampton at Old Trafford in a five-goal thriller.Brighton and Wolves also picked up wins at home while Burnley succumbed to a heavy defeat to Crystal Palace.BOURNEMOUTH 0-1 MANCHESTER CITYManchester City returned to the top of the Premier League but lost Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones to injury following a 1-0 success at Bournemouth.Substitute Riyad Mahrez secured City’s fifth successive top-flight win with a low strike early in the second half after coming off the bench to replace the stricken De Bruyne.With title rivals Liverpool not in action until Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Everton, City moved two points clear at the summit, albeit having played a game more.But victory on the south coast, which was wrapped up without the hosts producing a shot at goal, came at a significant cost to Pep Guardiola’s side.Creative midfielder De Bruyne limped off in first-half stoppage time with a suspected hamstring problem, before England defender Stones also exited prematurely minutes after the restart.BRIGHTON 1-0 HUDDERSFIELDBrighton grabbed their first Premier League victory of 2019 at the eighth attempt with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield.The victory halted a slide that had threatened to drag the Seagulls from mid-table at Christmas into the bottom three.Substitute Florin Andone scored the only goal after 79 minutes of a nervy encounter with his fourth league goal of the season to give his side three points that they just about deserved for an improved second-half display.Huddersfield had won for the first time in 15 matches in midweek, but back-to-back victories proved beyond them. They are without an away league goal in 452 minutes since Mathias Jorgensen scored in their 3-1 loss at Manchester United on Boxing Day.BURNLEY 1-3 CRYSTAL PALACECrystal Palace moved eight points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.The teams began the day locked together on 30 points but Palace had much the better of things under grey Lancashire skies, with Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha adding to an own goal from Phil Bardsley.Ashley Barnes pulled one back late on for Burnley but it was little consolation.MANCHESTER UNITED 3-2 SOUTHAMPTONPaul Pogba missed a stoppage time penalty but it didn’t matter as Manchester United claimed a 3-2 victory against Southampton in a five-goal thriller.Yan Valery’s 25-yard piledriver stunned Old Trafford into silence midway through the first half but Andreas Pereira drew United level seven minutes into the second half with a fine curling effort.Pereira then teed up Romelu Lukaku as United retook the lead on the hour and the Belgian would have the final say – after James Ward-Prowse equalised with a sublime free-kick – with a fantastic finish in the last minute.Paul Pogba saw his injury-time spot-kick saved but United held on.WOLVES 2-0 CARDIFFQuickfire goals from Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez piled the relegation pressure on Cardiff as slick Wolves claimed a routine 2-0 win.The duo struck in the first half to ensure the hosts broke their Premier League points record with the victory.Wolves sit seventh on 43 points as they continue to chase Europe, having lost just four times in their last 19 games in all competitions, reaching the FA Cup quarter finals in the process.Cardiff have now shipped 10 goals in their last three games and also lost Sol Bamba to injury.TOTTENHAM 1-1 ARSENALPierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a stoppage time penalty saved by Hugo Lloris as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal battled out an eventful draw at Wembley.Harry Kane became the all-time top scorer in north London derbies after equalising from the spot – and his effort was enough to earn Tottenham’s first draw in 33 matches.It was the Englishman’s ninth goal in nine Premier League games against the Gunners, but Lloris’ stop was even more important as it ensured Spurs avoided three successive defeats, which would have left Tottenham’s chances of sealing a place in the top four in serious jeopardy.Both penalty decisions were soft, with Kane appearing offside, while Unai Emery’s side finished with 10 men after Lucas Torreira was sent off in stoppage time for a foul on Danny Rose.last_img read more

  • Vanja Ćerimagić from Tuzla can compete with the most attractive Women in the World

    first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Vanja Ćerimagić is a model and fitness coach and her look is close to perfection. She was born on November 15, 1991 in Tuzla and moved to Belgrade as a little girl. She still lives there.Vanja also lived in Canada for ten years and she spent the last 15 years living in Belgrade. She finished High Dental School and College of Vocational Studies, and then graduated from the Sports Academy. She works as a personal trainer and a fitness model and her hobby is painting on canvas.She started dealing with fitness recreationally five years ago. Since she is in the world of modeling, one of the requests of the job is to be in shape. After she noticed the results, she could not stop and she wanted more, so she started training professionally.Vanja started with cardio, as the majority of women in the gym do, and now she already lifts 100 kilograms from crouch and 50 kilograms from bench. To all the ladies who leave workout for the day which never comes, she says that mirror is a great motivation.In the near future Vanja intends to compete in the bikini fitness category, where femininity is valued the most.She recommends healthy diet rich in proteins and with lots of vegetables.(Source: read more

  • BYE BYE: Man United defender Ashley Young agrees Inter Milan move

    first_imgMilan, Italy | AFP |  Manchester United defender Ashley Young has agreed a move to Serie A club Inter Milan, according to reports on Thursday.The 34-year-old will arrive in Italy on Friday for a medical before signing an 18-month contract, Gazzetta Dello Sport reported.United will receive 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) plus bonuses for Young who has spent the past eight-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford since arriving from Aston Villa in 2011.Young, who has played 39 times for England, has made 261 appearances for the Premier League club and scored 19 goals. He was club captain this season but only started 10 league games.He won the 2013 Premier League title, the FA Cup in 2016 and both the League Cup and Europa League in 2017. Young leaves the Premier League with United in fifth, 27 points behind leaders Liverpool, who they play at Anfield on Sunday.Inter signed Romelu Lukaku from United last summer and also have Alexis Sanchez on loan from the club.Antonio Conte’s side are second in Serie A, two points behind champions Juventus. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

  • New faces join England Golf performance team

    first_img19 Aug 2013 New faces join England Golf performance team England Golf has recruited four new staff to continue and enhance the success of its performance programme in the identification and development of world class amateur golfers. Dan Abrahams will join as National Provider Psychology, Dan Coughlan as National Provider Physiotherapy and Nick Ward as Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach while Paul Ashwell has been appointed as the Lead Coach for the England Men’s A Squad. Dan Abrahams is an HCPC registered sport psychologist and former PGA professional golfer who competed on several European satellite tours while as a coach supported both beginners and European Tour professionals. Dan has over a decade of experience as a sport psychologist, most notably in golf and football. As a golf psychologist he spent eight years delivering to Surrey county golfers, worked with players from all the major global tours and lectured for the British PGA. Within football he has worked with clubs and players from both the Premier League and Football League. Dan Coughlan brings experience across a variety of sports in addition to golf, including cycling, football and lacrosse. Dan is already familiar with England Golf’s performance structure as he has been working as the East Region’s U16 and AASE athletic development coach for two years whilst at the same time fulfilling a similar role for Essex County Golf Union. Dan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association. Nick Ward again has expertise from a wide number of sports, most recently from contracts with Sheffield Eagles RLFC and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport, where he worked with performance athletes from badminton, basketball, golf, table tennis, sailing and swimming. In addition he led the Canadian National bobsleigh and skeleton team to their best ever World Championship medal success in 2007-2008 and has worked with a number of Premier and Football League teams as well as County Cricket and the governing bodies of rowing and netball. Paul Ashwell is no stranger to England Golf as he has formed part of the England men’s A squad coaching team since 2008, in addition to being the lead coach to the boy’s U18 squad from 2005. During that time he saw England Boys win two European Championships and a World Championship, along with several Home Internationals victories, one by a record margin in 2007. Paul will combine his England duties alongside his role of Director of Coaching at St Ives Golf Club. Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director is very positive about the new appointments, commenting, “The number of highly qualified individuals who applied and the talent of those interviewed for these positions was incredible. England players have achieved great success in recent years and we know that bringing this additional experience to our support team combined with the dedication and work ethic our players show in training will not only continue but also build on that success.” Image: from left to right Daniel Abrahams, Dan Coughlan and Nick Ward.last_img read more

  • No. 3 Sugar Bears Down No. 7 ACU, Advance to Semifinal vs. No. 2 SFA

    first_imgDespite shooting 41 percent from the field and committing 18 turnovers, the Sugar Bears (22-8) clamped down on the Wildcats (16-14), holding them to 32.6 percent shooting one day after ACU scored 88 points in a win over New Orleans. Sporting the second-best scoring defense in the nation, Central Arkansas held the Wildcats to 3-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc while not allowing more than 14 points in a quarter. “Playing half-court (defense) is what we do,” said Jordan, who had 14 points and seven rebounds along with two blocked shots. “Half-court is what is going to carry us through the tournament.” Abilene Christian was limited to only 43 field goal attempts, including just six in the second quarter as they went into the intermission trailing 28-19. The Wildcats had their best offensive spurt of the game at the start of the third quarter behind the shooting of Breanna Wright, whose three-pointer at the 6:44 mark pulled the deficit to 31-26. It would be as close as ACU would reach. A basket from Baudoin was followed by a pair of free throws from Kierra Jordan before Baudoin added another basket to give the Sugar Bears breathing room at 39-28 with 2:25 in the quarter. Trailing 43-33 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Wildcats attempted one last push at the Sugar Bears and trimmed the deficit to 45-39 after Lexi Kirgan’s basket with 8:08 left. Central Arkansas’ defense finally slammed the door by holding Abilene Christian without a basket for more than five minutes. Baudoin and Jordan teamed up to score the first six points for the Sugar Bears but it was Angel Williams’ trey with 48 seconds left that sealed the deal. “This time of year, details are important,” said Rushing. “The little things are going to make a difference.” Central Arkansas now puts its focus on an SFA team that handed the Sugar Bears two of their four defeats in regular season play. The Ladyjacks earned a 59-46 home win on Jan. 24 before going on the road to hold off Central Arkansas 55-50 on Feb. 21.center_img Baudoin scored 20 points as No. 3 Central Arkansas moved a step closer toward a third consecutive tournament title with a hard-fought 54-41 win over No. 7 Abilene Christian, moving the Sugar Bears to Saturday’s semifinal matchup against No. 2 Stephen F. Austin at 3:30 p.m. CT. “Today was almost like a knockdown, drag out,” said ACU coach Julie Goodenough. “It was like neither team was going to score much. I was proud of our defensive effort, but offensively, we just couldn’t get it going. “I thought Abilene took it to us. It didn’t show they had a game (Thursday),” said Central Arkansas coach Sandra Rushing. Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Scoring didn’t come easy for either team in Friday’s Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game between Central Arkansas and Abilene Christian. The difference was that the Sugar Bears had Taylor Baudoin. Rushing knows her team will have to step up in a big way from the outset in order to earn a berth in Sunday’s tournament championship game.last_img read more