Wharf rise props up Real Estate during dull week

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Paul Merson defends Arsenal’s decision to extend David Luiz’s contract

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Jun 2020 4:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link228Shares Arteta will have some tough decisions to make this summer (Picture: Getty Images)‘If he can help the centre-halves coming through and the youngsters there with his experience, because he’s won everything in the game, I don’t think it’s a bad year.‘I hear people saying, ‘Oh get rid of him, he makes mistakes’, of course he makes mistakes, but he might be able to help other players while he’s there.‘The one thing I like about him is that he never goes hiding, he always keeps getting on the ball, he’s always in the thick of it and sometimes, that’s probably why he makes too many mistakes. But I can understand where Mikel Arteta is coming from.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Gunners also wrapped up deals to keep Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares and Dani Ceballos beyond the summer.Defenders Mari and Cedric were tied down to long-term deals, while Ceballos’ season-long loan move from Real Madrid has been extended until the end of the current campaign.MORE: Manchester United target Matteo Guendouzi as midfielder asks to leave ArsenalMORE: Arsenal plot transfer move for Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira as alternative to Thomas ParteyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Luiz has been responsible for a string of high-profile errors this season (Picture: Getty Images)Paul Merson can ‘understand’ Arsenal’s decision to hand David Luiz a new one-year deal as the defender may be able to lend some of his experience to the younger players at the club.The Brazilian was at fault for both goals and also got himself sent off in the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat away at Manchester City last week.However, despite his multiple mistakes over the course of the season, Mikel Arteta deemed the centre-back worthy of a new contract to keep him at the Emirates until 2021.The 33-year-old has won league titles in France, England and Portugal, the Champions League, and also earned 57 caps for his country.  AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Arsenal legend Merson believes that Luiz has the capability to be a top performer when he’s on song and can also offer some vital words of wisdom to his younger team-mates.‘On his day, he is a proper player and there’s no grey areas, he’s black or white,’ Merson told Sky Sports.‘You’ve seen it at Chelsea where he’s absolutely outstanding and we’ve seen him at Arsenal where he’s been atrocious. But for me, on his day, I think he’s top draw. Paul Merson defends Arsenal’s decision to extend David Luiz’s contractlast_img read more

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When Heartbreak Hits: 10 Reasons to be Grateful for Grief.

first_img Share 60 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share With all heartbreak comes great grief . There are many ways we can grieve and we all have different ways of expressing it.Some of us get busy and distract ourselves from the pain. Some of us find it hard to do anything at all. Or, we swing in-between.When we grieve in a healthy and supportive way, we meet the change that is occurring in our life head on.Change is our biggest teacher because from it we learn how we best want to live our lives.Use your heartbreak to become aware of your opportunities to grow, to love yourself more deeply, and get clearer about what you want. Even with the pain, heartbreak can be a gift and something to be grateful for. Here are 10 reasons to be grateful for grief in order to peacefully move on:1) Grief supports us to let go. There is a reason why grief exists. It is a natural and important part of letting go. If we judge our grief as silly, stupid, or wrong, it magnetizes more pain. Allowing time to grieve creates space for something new and better to come into our life.2) Grief allows a release. Like a cup that is overflowing, we need to empty our reserves. Frozen grief is when the water in the cup turns to ice and we are unable to move forward productively, damaging our spirit. Yet, healthy grief is necessary to release the past and move on. 3) Grief creates closure. Without grief we wouldn’t be able to make peace with our past and close the door. Hanging on to the past by denying our grief keeps us from making the best of our lives. When we give ourselves the space and time to grieve we are initiated gently and ever so lovingly to walk through a new door.4) Grief supports integration. Integration means to become whole, entire, or complete as if a fragment that was left in the past is placed back into ourselves so that we can be made whole. The integration that comes with grief allows us to restore. It takes some time to balance. Like a computer, our body needs to download updated programs and recalibrate in order to refresh and boot up anew. 5) Grief allows us to not have to make sense of it all. Attempting to make sense of your recent heartbreak may leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed or helpless. Rather than try to make sense of it or give it meaning (which could drive you crazy in the end) realize that it’s not necessary at this time to understand it. Give your mind a break from trying to figure it all out, let yourself grieve and things will be much easier for you in the end. 6) Grief heals.  In the healing process that comes with grief, we let go of the pain from the past and come to know in our heart of hearts our life is of purpose. After a healthy grieving time, you will feel lighter or even anticipate with enthusiasm the new direction you are headed. When you grieve with the intention to heal you will ultimately feel an opening in your heart like the sun coming out from behind the clouds.7) Grief teaches us about ourselves. The pain of heartbreak allows us to see how we respond to change. By looking closely at how we respond to change we can learn how to best meet change when it comes again. We grow, we evolve and we come to know ourselves more deeply, gaining clarity about the kind of life and future relationships we want to create. Using every experience, even the painful ones, as a learning opportunity is how we transform and evolve. Go within and use this precious time to connect back to the most important person in your life – YOU!8) Grief brings acceptance. By accepting our grief and allowing it to be present, we give ourselves permission to feel however we feel. The anger, shock, anxiety and tears that we feel when we endure loss is part of the human experience. When heartbreak happens we really have no choice in the matter. Preference takes a back seat and we learn a powerful tool that empowers and strengthens our daily life: To accept what is. 9) Grief can set you free. When sudden change occurs in your life, you are asked to stretch beyond your usual limit at rapid speed. As if from nowhere, you may find yourself questioning not only who and where you are, but where you are going. When change happens suddenly, it does so to break you free of your habituated nature, exploding your reality so that you can wake up to the new and go to the next level in yourself.10) Grief connects us to others.  After going though a painful experience and getting to know grief intimately, we develop deeper compassion for others’ pain. We have more tools, more understanding, and are more able to help. Our grief offers us the gift of being of service to others, connecting us all through the common pain we share.So feel what you feel without dramatizing it or indulging it and allow yourself to grieve. Know that if you give yourself some time and space, reach out for support and counseling if you need you will come out of it a better person. By Lynn Zavaro, author of The Game of You™center_img Tweet LifestyleRelationships When Heartbreak Hits: 10 Reasons to be Grateful for Grief. by: – May 5, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

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Toriola, Oshonaike eye Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket

first_imgRelatedPosts Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Okowa adopts Okagbare, Ese Brume, four others Nigerian Table Tennis coaches are lazy – Ex-African Champion Minister advises athletes not to ‘burn out’ before Tokyo Olympics Nigeria’s veterans Segun Toriola and Olufunke Oshonaike would aim at picking the Tokyo Olympics ticket when the singles and mixed doubles qualification event scheduled for February 27 to 29 kicks off in Tunisia. Eight players made up of four men and four women in singles, including one mixed doubles pair, will qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tunisia. Already, Egypt as African champions in men and women team event has picked the African sole slot in team event, while two men and two women from the Egyptian team will feature in the singles event of Tokyo 2020. Nigeria’s duo of Toriola and Oshonaike will be eyeing history as Toriola will be aiming for eighth Olympics appearance as the first African athlete, while Oshonaike will be targeting seventh outing as the first African female player. Each national association is expected to present two players in the singles event of men and women and one team in the mixed doubles event Topping the list of the field of men’s singles heading to Tunis is Africa’s number one ranked player, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, as well as his compatriot, Olajide Omotayo. Others listed for the men’s singles event are Gideon Kassa and Diawaku Diamuangana (Congo DRC), Habeb Alajaebi and Salh Abodib (Libya), Ibrahima Diaw and Hamidou Sow (Senegal), Derek Abrefa and Emmanuel Commey (Ghana), Ahmed Djamal (Djibouti), Kizito Oba Oba and Kanate Ali (Cote d’Ivoire), Dodji Kokou Fanny and Mawussi Agbetoglo (Togo), Saheed Idowu and Christ Bienatiki (Congo Brazzaville), Adam Hmam and Kerem Ben Yahia (Tunisia), Sami  Kherouf and Larbi Bouriah (Algeria), Brian Mutua and Josiah Wandera (Kenya), Godfrey Sultan (Seychelles), Monday Olabiyi (Benin Republic), Jonathan Nativel and Stephen Ravonison (Madagascar). The women has Flavia Kimbu and Cyntia Nzangani (Congo DRC), Sarah Hanffou (Cameroun), Offiong Edem and Olufunke Oshonaike (Nigeria), Rahma Houssein (Djibouti), Nandeshwaree Jalim (Mauritius), Marta Gulti (Ethiopia), Abir Salah Haj and Fadwa Garci (Tunisia), Lynda Loghraibi and Katia Kessaci (Algeria), Doreen Juma and Lydia Setey (Kenya) and Christy Bristol (Seychelles). African champions Omar Assar and Dina Meshref of Egypt top the list in the mixed doubles event. Others are Gideon Kassa and Cyntia Nzangani (Congo DRC), Segun Toriola and Olufunke Oshonaike (Nigeria), Ahmed Djamal and Rahma Houssein (Djibouti), Fadwa Garci and Mamia Thameur (Tunisia), Sami Kherouf and Lynda Loghraibi (Algeria) Godfrey Sultan and Christy Bristol (Seychelles). According to the prospectus, the singles event (men and women) will played in a round robin system with the players expected to be drawn into groups of four based on the decision of the jury. From the first stage, the winners and runners-up of all groups will be drawn in the second stage to play another round robin system to decide the top four positions that will qualify for the Olympic Games. The mixed doubles event shall be played in a simple knockout from the beginning to the final and the winning pair will be directly qualify to Tokyo 2020 as Africa’s representative in the Japan. The allotment of the players in groups will also be based on the latest African ranking list for February 2020 in singles and mixed doubles, while all matches in all stages for all events to be best of seven games.Tags: Olufunke OshonaikeSegun ToriolaTokyo 2020 Olympicslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe first quarterback chosen on Day 3 was Washington’s Jacob Eason, who went to Indianapolis. The Colts already have Philip Rivers, who signed as a free agent, and incumbent Jacoby Brissett. But both have contracts only through this year. Eason transferred to Washington after losing out to Jake Fromm at Georgia. Fromm was claimed by Buffalo with the 167th overall pick.The New York Jets took Florida International QB James Morgan with the 125th pick.In other NFL draft news:— The Kansas City Chiefs return 20 of 22 starters who helped them win the Super Bowl last season, so they spent their six picks in the NFL draft on guys who could help them not only defend the title but also plan for the future. They took LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round, Mississippi State linebacker Willie Gay Jr. in the second and TCU offensive tackle Lucas Niang in the third. They wrapped up the draft Saturday by selecting Louisiana Tech defensive back L’Jarius Sneed, Michigan defensive end Mike Danna and Tulane cornerback Thakarius Keyes.— The Las Vegas Raiders spent the first two days of the NFL draft getting quarterback Derek Carr playmakers such as Henry Ruggs, Lynn Bowden Jr. and Bryan Edwards. They added some offensive line depth and a promising cornerback prospect in Amik Robertson on the final day. Now the question for the Raiders is if all the moves they made in free agency and the draft will help close the gap in the AFC West with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.  COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSWake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretchUNDATED (AP) — Wake Forest fired coach Danny Manning on Saturday after losing seasons in five of his six years and only one NCAA Tournament appearance.The decision came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons lost to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, capping a third straight losing season.Manning, a former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, went 78-111 in Winston-Salem with a 30-80 mark in ACC regular-season games. Those league struggles included a 6-49 mark in league road games and 1-6 in the ACC Tournament. Update on the latest sports They agreed to acquire seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins on for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder.The 49ers had a big need at left tackle because their longtime standout left tackle Joe Staley announced his retirement Saturday.The 31-year-old Williams must pass a physical for the trade to be finalized. He sat out the entire 2019 season because of a dispute with Washington’s front office. The Redskins did not trade him before the Oct. 29 deadline and Williams renewed his request for a trade this offseason. In November, Williams revealed he had cancer and said that situation led him to distrust the Redskins’ medical staff and organization as a whole.The deal reunites Williams with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who was the offensive coordinator in Washington when Williams was drafted fourth overall in 2010.The 49ers later sent Matt Breida, who was their starting running back for part of their NFC title season, to Miami for a fifth-rounder. They used the pick to select West Virginia tackle Colton McKivitz. Earnhardt died in a crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.DODGERS-SCULLYScully back home after fallLOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is back home after falling and being hospitalized.The team quoted him as saying he was resting comfortably with his wife and awaiting the start of the baseball season, which is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco then traded wideout Marquise Goodwin to Philadelphia for a swap of sixth-round spots.NFL-DRAFTNFL draft wrapping upUNDATED (AP) — The NFL draft entered its third and final day with Cincinnati selecting an Appalachian State linebacker. Akeem Davis-Gaither was the Sun Belt’s defensive player of the year and a standout at the Senior Bowl, a game the Bengals coaching staff worked.The Redskins dealt their unhappy veteran tackle Trent Williams to San Francisco on Saturday morning, then chose LSU tackle Saahdiq Charles. His victory snapped a three-race iRacing winning streak for Team Penske that included consecutive victories by Simon Pagenaud (see-MOHN’ PA’-zheh-noh).VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSEarnhardt race car up for auction to fund virus relief workUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his personal collection. A news release from Richard Children Racing officials doesn’t specify which of Earnhardt’s trademark No. 3 race cars is up for auction. Childress tweeted Friday that parting with one of his cars is “a small sacrifice” for him to make. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBANBA to allow some practices starting FridayMIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says NBA players will be allowed to return to team training facilities starting Friday, provided that their local governments do not have a stay-at-home order prohibiting such movement. Any workouts that take place would be voluntary and individual sessions only. The directives from the league were not released publicly.Group practices would not be allowed yet, and teams will not yet be permitted to organize in-person workouts.The NBA’s move is not a sign that a return to play is imminent. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said on several occasions that the league does not anticipate being able to decide until sometime in May. — Eric DeCosta wanted to make Baltimore’s impressive offense even better. Over the course of three days, DeCosta added several key pieces to a unit that led the league in scoring and rushing yardage last season. Baltimore snagged Ohio State star running back J.K. Dobbins, wide receivers Devin Duvernay of Texas and James Proche of SMU and a pair of offensive linemen who hope to ease the sting of eight-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda’s retirement in March. DeCosta also secured LSU linebacker Patrick Queen in the first round.— The two-win Bengals took full advantage of their favorable draft position and made themselves interesting again. How it translates into on-field success is still a question. Taking quarterback Joe Burrow and receiver Tee Higgins with their first two picks set them on a very different course on offense. The defense also will look much different in coach Zac Taylor’s second season with an influx from both free agency and the draft.— The Miami Dolphins this week have added 11 draft picks, including a potential franchise quarterback, and a veteran running back. Even so, they may still be at least a year away from playoff contention. That’s partly because last season’s team was so bereft of talent, and partly because of the type of players Miami drafted, especially with the top two picks. Neither is likely to start when the 2020 season begins. That includes No. 5 overall choice Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah), who is still recovering from a hip injury that ended his Alabama career in mid-November.— The Green Bay Packers found Aaron Rodgers’ potential successor but didn’t give their star quarterback any new wide receivers. The Packers didn’t select any receivers even though this draft class was heralded for its depth at that position. Davante Adams is the only Packer who caught as many as 50 passes or accumulated as many as 500 yards receiving during the 2019 regular season. The Packers spent much of this draft trying to solve long-term issues rather than focusing on immediate needs. That included selecting Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in the first round.— Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft. By the time this unusual draft was over, 63 players had come from the SEC’s 14 teams — well, 13, because Ole Miss was ignored. LSU sent 14, tying the most in a seven-round draft, followed by Alabama with nine. The SEC fell just short of last year’s record of 63 selectees. — The Minnesota Vikings made the defensive line their first priority on the final day of the draft. They took South Carolina defensive end D.J. Wonnum and Baylor defensive tackle James Lynch with their first two selections in the fourth round. The Vikings wrapped up the draft with 15 picks, the most by any NFL team since the event was trimmed to seven rounds in 1994. Wonnum was targeted by the Vikings for his potential similar to what they saw in Danielle Hunter in 2015. Hunter last year became the youngest player in league history to reach 50 career sacks.— The Patriots didn’t find a replacement for Tom Brady in the draft, if that was even possible. But they did attempt to address almost every other one of their needs. New England drafted 10 players over three days. Four of the picks were on defense, which was hit hard in free agency. Five were used on offense, including a pair of tight ends. That position was unproductive for New England last year after the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, who’s now making a comeback to join Brady in Tampa. New England also drafted a kicker to replace Stephen Gostkowksi.— The Philadelphia Eagles addressed their need for speed in the NFL draft. After selecting TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall pick in the first round, the Eagles acquired wideout Marquise Goodwin from the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday and chose two other fast receivers. The Eagles picked Boise State’s John Hightower in the fifth round and Southern Mississippi’s Quez Watkins in the sixth round. The receivers will help remake a group that struggled last season, in part because of injuries. Carson Wentz led the Eagles to four straight wins in December and an NFC East title with mostly castoffs at receiver.— Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is ready for an unusual offseason now that his first draft with Dallas is complete. It isn’t known when players will be able to go to team facilities. The Cowboys also don’t know when quarterback Dak Prescott will be under contract. Meantime, they’ve given him another weapon with a receiver they didn’t think would be available in Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb. Dallas used the last day to add a cornerback, center, pass rusher and quarterback.—The Denver Broncos injected plenty of speed into their offense as they try to catch up to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Broncos general manager John Elway went into the draft intent on adding playmakers for second-year quarterback Drew Lock and he grabbed three speedy receivers and one of the fastest tight ends in the draft. Elway also drafted a new center. Elway didn’t exactly neglect his defense as he added an inside linebacker and an edge rusher Saturday to go with a cornerback and a D-tackle he took on the first two nights. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-TRADES49ers make a series of tradesUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made a flurry of trades on Saturday, the final day of the NFL draft. Associated Press F1 driver Lando Norris wins in IndyCar iRacing debutUNDATED (AP) — Formula One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday’s race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas.Norris was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in March when a team member tested positive for the new coronavirus at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the series immediately suspended competition.The 20-year-old British driver is a skilled iRacer and competed in the virtual event for Arrow McLaren SP, an IndyCar team that McLaren partnered with for this season to enter the American series.Norris dominated qualifying to start from the pole and relinquished the lead during a pit stop. He then picked his way back through the 33-driver field on the virtual road course in Austin, Texas, and regained the lead with four laps remaining when Felix Rosenqvist spun. MLB-UMPIRE LAWSUITMLB official thought Manfred would stop Hernández for SeriesNEW YORK (AP) — A major league official testified he suggested Ángel Hernández be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. The Cuba-born Hernández sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging race discrimination and cited his failure to be assigned to the World Series since 2005 and MLB not promoting him to crew chief. The documents and testimony from senior VP Peter Woodfork were filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.A member of the big-league staff since 1993, the Cuba-born Hernández worked the World Series in 2002 and 2005. He was not picked after Joe Torre was hired in 2011 to head baseball operations.Hernández was involved in a controversy in 2013 when Oakland’s Adam Rosales was awarded a double after a video review rather than a home run. The replay system in use at the time did not provide sufficiently clear images to the New York control room. Officials did not announce attendance figures.The government says there have been only 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and three deaths in Nicaragua, though outside health officials are deeply skeptical.The country’s baseball and soccer leagues are still playing, too.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 NFL-NEWS-TAMPA-BRADY APOLOGYTampa mayor lightheartedly apologizes to NFL’s Tom BradyTAMPA — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is poking fun at last week’s attention-grabbing incident involving NFL superstar Tom Brady. Tampa didn’t exactly give Brady the best of welcomes when he was ejected from a downtown park while working out last Monday. In a letter posted on social media, the mayor apologized “for the miscommunication,” saying her previous law enforcement background prompted her to “investigate the sighting of a G.O.A.T running wild in one of our beautiful city parks.” Brady is considered by some as the NFL’s “greatest of all time.” Brady recently left the New England Patriots to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.On Monday, Brady was working out at the park and spotted by staff patrol, who ordered the four-time Super Bowl MVP to leave because the park was closed to the public because of the coronavirus outbreak.In her letter, the mayor thanked Brady “for being a good sport.” Manning had said after the Pitt loss on March 10 that he “absolutely” expected to return next season.In other college basketball news:— Gonzaga sophomore Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft on Saturday but will not hire an agent. The 6-foot-5 guard from France said his top option remains returning for his junior season. Ayayi averaged 10.6 points and 6.3 rebounds last season and was voted the most outstanding player of the West Coast Conference Tournament. He is the second Gonzaga player to declare for the draft without hiring an agent, joining Corey Kispert.—Chris Marcus, a two-time Associated Press All-America honorable mention during a decorated career at center for Western Kentucky, has died. He was 40. The school said Marcus died in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, but did not state a cause of death. Considered one of WKU’s most dominant big men, the 7-foot-1 Marcus posted 1,113 points and 795 rebounds for the Hilltoppers and led the nation at 12.1 boards per game in 2001. He was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year that season and earned his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Year award.INDYCAR-VIRTUAL RACING Scully was in the hospital since Tuesday after falling at his Los Angeles-area home. The 92-year-old retired after the 2016 season, ending a career in which, he called Dodgers games for 67 years.NICARAGUA-BOXING RESTARTSFights resume in Nicaragua because ‘boxers have to eat’MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua has gone forward with an eight-fight boxing card before a live, though sparse audience in Managua amid the coronavirus pandemic.Former world champion Rosendo Álvarez promoted Saturday’s event, which was televised. Alvarez has dismissed the threat of the virus. But his offer of free tickets appeared to fill only about a tenth of the 8,000 seats in the Alexis Argoello gym. April 26, 2020last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Associated Press Wallace is the only Black driver in the elite Cup Series, and just two weeks ago he successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues. NASCAR has launched an investigation. Meanwhile, the series races at Talladega today after a one-day rain delay.ZANARDI INJUREDZanardi stable but not ready to be brought out of comaSIENA, Italy (AP) — Doctors say Alex Zanardi remains in stable condition after a crash on his handbike and for now will stay in a medically induced coma. A hospital in Siena says the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist spent a third night in intensive care without change and that his neurological condition remains grave. The hospital’s medical director says “we need to have patience.” Zanardi has been in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator since he crashed his handbike into a truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on Friday during a relay race.DJOKOVIC EVENT-VIRUS CASES2 virus cases following Djokovic’s charity event PARIS (AP) — Formula One has announced an initiative aimed at tackling racism and encouraging more diversity within the series. F1 says “We Race As One” will also address issues surrounding inequality, sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic. F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix as the first of eight scheduled European races through September. F1 says “we want our restart to show that as a sporting community we stand united against racism and we will do more to address inequality and diversity.”Women’s WCup-Japan ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Two tennis players have now tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in Novak Djokovic’s charity tennis exhibition in Croatia. Borna Coric, ranked 33rd in the world, tweeted that he feels well and has no symptoms, but is urging anyone who has had close contact with him to be tested for COVID-19. Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov also has said that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic will now be tested as well. His media team says he has no symptoms but “he needs to do the test and then we will see what’s going on.”F1-DIVERSITYF1 announces new initiative to tackle racism and inequality June 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-TALLADEGA-NOOSEBubba Wallace says racial incident won’t break himTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says a noose found in his garage stall at Talladega in Alabama “will not break me.” Wallace says, “I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.” Japan out of 2023 Women’s WCup; Australia-NZ bid favoredTOKYO (AP) — Japan has pulled out of bidding to host soccer’s 2023 Women’s World Cup. That leaves the top-rated joint bid by Australia and New Zealand a clear favorite in the FIFA vote on Thursday. That bid received the highest evaluation from FIFA with Japan rated second and Colombia third. Japan and Australia are both members of the governing body of Asian soccer. Asian soccer president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain praises Japan’s decision as “another impressive show of Asian football unity.”last_img read more

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D’Tigress Crush Cameroon to Reach Q’final

first_imgThe 67 points blow out of the Cameroonians goes to show the determination of the Nigerian ladies to return to Lagos with the trophy they won two years ago.They got their title defence off to a perfect start with a crushing 75-26 victory over Tunisia in Dakar on Saturday.D’Tigress are highly favoured to be the one automatic qualifier from Group B.Evelyn Akhator was a key figure in Bamako two years ago when Nigeria defeated Senegal in the final. Akhator has again indicated that she could be a central figure in the Senegal capital too with a 13-point performance, including 10 rebounds and three steals in the crushing of Tunisia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WOMEN’S AFROBASKETReigning Women’s AfroBasket champions D’Tigress defeated Cameroon 106-39 to book a place in quarter final of the ongoing continental event in Senegal.last_img read more

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Kearns not expecting repeat of last year’s big win

first_imgThe Premier County travel to Dungarvan for a meeting with Waterford in the provincial quarter-final.When the counties met at the same stage of the competition twelve months ago Tipp ran out winners by 22 points.Manager Liam Kearns is anticipating a much closer match this afternoon. Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match at Fraher Field, Dungarvan will be brought to you in association with Centra and gets underway just after 3 o’clock.Tipperary and Waterford also meet in the Munster Junior Football Championship today.Throw-in at Fraher Field is at 1.30pm.Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson will keep us up to date with how Tommy Toomey’s side fare.last_img

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Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

first_img GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders.The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the length of the conference (3-5 May), which also includes a Market Profile Track, a Marketing & Media Track and a Trading & Operations Track.The Leadership Track (3 May) will kick off with a detailed look at current market challenges, including the winners and losers of the consolidation phase, sustainability of the current level of marketing spend and a reduced level of innovation within football-based betting products. Ignite Research Director Ed Birkin will be speaking alongside Canaccord Genuity Head of European Research Simon Davies, Cenkos Securities Leisure Analyst Simon French and Peel Hunt Equity Analyst Ivor Jones.Birkin explained: “Innovation remains vital for the growth of the sports betting industry. However, the current UK market counters the misconception that consolidation reduces competitive pressure and subsequent innovation. In fact, given that ‘cost cutting’ has become a necessity with increased costs attached to taxes, compliance and marketing, consolidated companies are arguably better placed to maintain their margins and continue to innovate.”Self-regulation is a hot industry topic, given the potential for a pre-watershed ban on sports betting advertising, increasingly stringent marketing regulations imposed by ASA and the ongoing debate over reducing FOBT limits. ‘Self-regulation – are we doing enough?’ will feature the CEO from GambleAware, the leading charity committed to minimising gambling-related harm. Marc Etches will be speaking alongside Wiggin’s Jason Chess and Remote Gambling Association CEO Clive Hawkswood.Having appeared on the ‘Playing fair on integrity’ panel at Betting on Sports 2016, William Hill Group Director of Security Bill South will be at #bofcon2017 to talk about the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU) and the effectiveness of the FA’s blanket ban on player betting. He will be trading ideas with Kindred Group Sports Betting Integrity Officer Eric Konings, AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller, and Alfredo Lorenzo, the Integrity and Security Director for La Liga.South said: “The FA’s blanket ban on player betting has thrown up some interesting cases since Betting on Sports last September, with some high profile cases currently been investigated. Betting on Football 2017 represents another opportunity for us to discuss FA Rule E8, as well as the role the bookmakers play in preventing match fixing and maintaining the integrity of sports betting. We need more events like this where we can all come together and talk about what we do.”An action-packed day also includes 10Bet CEO David Bazak and Fortuna Entertainment Group CEO Per Widerstrom headlining a Betting Leaders panel, and Penta Investments joining forces with GVC, Dreamworx Online and GamCrowd to assess sports betting as a proposition for investors. Meanwhile, Bet On Brazil CEO Stuart Tilly and BetStars Managing Director Zeno Ossko have signed up to represent new brands in football betting, with a look at how to disrupt the status quo and compete for market share with established operators.The Leadership track will conclude with a debate on M&A in the affiliate marketing arena, featuring GIG, Better Collective, Easyodds and OLBG, followed by a supplier CEO panel focused on ‘Operating in a multi-asset marketplace’. BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian, OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel, BtoBet CEO Kostandina Zafirovska and SBTech Richard Carter will be discussing consolidated market realities, developing in-house competencies, and B2B market conditions for suppliers.Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayThe full agenda is available @ http://sbcevents.co.uk/betting-on-football-2017/agenda/ ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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