Evra refutes contract claims

first_imgManchester United defender Patrice Evra insists it is wrong to believe he wants to leave Old Trafford. Given David Moyes’ much-publicised interest in Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao during the summer transfer window, it would be no surprise to discover Evra was looking towards the next phase of his career. However, the 32-year-old insists that is not the case. “I did an interview in France and I said it was personal,” said Evra, when asked on MUTV about his contract situation. “I haven’t seen what people are saying but the thing is if someone wants to talk about my contract, which is ending after this year, they have to talk to Manchester United and with my agent. “Me? I love this club so much.” Press Associationcenter_img Stories in the week emerged suggesting Evra would not sign an extension to his contract, which expires in the summer. The France star cited “personal reasons” for his position, which are believed to be a desire to return home. last_img read more

Juventus lift Serie A trophy

first_imgTURIN: Serie A champions Juventus suffered their first home league defeat for over two years when they finished the season by losing 3-1 against AS Roma on Saturday.The Turin side, last beaten on their own ground in a Serie A match by Napoli in April 2018, have lost both their games since clinching the title one week ago and finished the campaign with 83 points, one ahead of Inter Milan. Juventus, who host Olympique Lyonnais in a Champions League round of 16, second leg on Friday, rested several regulars including Cristiano Ronaldo but went ahead with a Gonzalo Higuain goal in the fifth minute. Nikola Kalinic headed Roma level and Diego Perotti put the visitors ahead from a penalty before halftime. Perotti added the third in the 52nd minute following a dazzling run by Nicolo Zaniolo. AgenciesAlso Watch: GET SET GLOBAL: GLOBAL ASSAMESE – UNCONVENTIONAL PATHS TO SUCCESSlast_img read more

Jamaican teenager jailed for life on murder charge

first_imgBarrington Herdsman was shot and killed execution style on February 1, 2017. A 19-year-old youth in Jamaica has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted Monday for the murder of a businessman last February.Justice Courtney Day imposed the sentence on Shevanne Harris, who was also sentenced to five years for illegal possession of a firearm and three years for illegal possession of ammunition. The sentences will run concurrently, and he will be eligible for parole after 21 years.The court heard that the businessman, Barrington Herdsman, was shot and killed execution style on February 1 last year by Harris. The teenager had initially pleaded guilty to the offences on January 11 and his sentencing postponed to Monday pending the outcome of a social enquiry report and antecedent.Herdsman’s widow, the sole eyewitness, told the court that on the day in question her husband, after counting the day’s sales from his business, went and sat outside on a stool. She said shortly afterwards she saw a man enter the business place and looked around. He then removed a firearm from his waistband and walked out of the shop towards her husband.She said that on reaching her husband the man pointed the gun in the back of her husband’s head and fired several shots before running.  Herdsman was rushed to May Pen Hospital where he was pronounced dead.last_img read more

Earthquake Rattles Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UI) has said.It said that the quake, which occurred at 6.45 am (local time) was located Latitude: 11.13N, Longitude: 62.30W and at a depth of 84 kilometers (km).The earthquake was felt 102 km northwest of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and 119 km southwest of St. George’s in Grenada.The SRC said it was also felt 115 km northeast of Carúpano, Venezuela.last_img read more

Community Drive! Luckbox appoints Sujoy Roy as esports director

first_img Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Sujoy Roy – LuckboxUpdating the market, industry esports betting start-up Luckbox (luckbox.com) has confirmed the appointment of Sujoy Roy as its first Director of Esports.Roy joins the Luckbox executive team, from leading global esports tournament organiser ESL, where he led player community development initiatives and audience engagement strategies.A seasoned esports executive, Roy has been tasked with developing Luckbox’s founding community initiatives, fostering partnerships with initial operator stakeholders, and helping bridge esports-to-betting dynamics.Ahead of its planned 2018 product launch, Luckbox has significantly expanded its executive and corporate advisory team, as the company seeks to revolutionise esports wagering.This April, Luckbox confirmed the senior appointments of former PokerStars executives Quentin Martin (COO) and Vadim Soloveychik as first marketing lead.In his new role, Roy will be supported by esports figurehead and corporate advisory Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner, as Luckbox seeks to crack esports betting dynamics, which the start-up believes have been significantly underserved by current industry incumbents.“I’ve seen so many companies try to do esports and make a mess of it. I want to help Luckbox avoid the common pitfalls and make a product that works as part of the esports infrastructure. It’s important to understand how and why people watch or play games.” Roy commented on joining Luckbox.“If Luckbox can create a great betting platform and do it sympathetically with the community it could be a big help to the industry.”Backing the appointment of Roy, Vadim Soloveychik, CMO at Luckbox, said: ‘We are excited to welcome Sujoy at Luckbox.“His deep knowledge of the industry and community will play a big role in helping us to deliver an authentic experience for esport fans and become preferred esports betting platform.”last_img read more

Clippers beat Raptos 118-105

first_imgIn dire need of a break, the Clippers instead got the Toronto Raptors.Which turned out to be just what they needed to break their two-game losing streak by scoring a 118-105 win Friday night at Staples Center.Playing without J.J. Redick, Hedo Turkoglu and on the cusp of the return of Chris Paul from his shoulder injury, the Clippers once again rode Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford to outscore the Raptors, who were on the last leg of a five-game Western road swing.Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Crawford added 21 points. Griffin became the first player in franchise history to score 35 or more in three consecutive games since World B. Free did it in 1979. But the Clippers had to survive the latest assault by an opponent on DeAndre Jordan’s free-throw shooting, sending Jordan to the line over and over in the third quarter as they tried to dig out of a 22-point hole.Jordan, mostly fouled away from the ball, went to the line 16 times and made eight of them, just enough to keep the Raptors at arm’s length.They didn’t make any friends in the crowd, though, as the period dragged on for 41 minutes.“I felt like I had a rhythm. All of them, I felt, could have gone in, they were all straight,” said Jordan, who entered the game shooting 43.4 percent on his foul shots. “It’s fine, I was able to knockl some down and we were able to keep the lead.“I felt comfortable, I wasn’t nervous or thinking about it too much. I knew they were going to do it. I didn’t know it was going to last for 45 minutes. I don’t like it, but if I’m going to go up there and practice my free throws, that’s fine too.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Clippers (35-18) finished their 18 th game with All-Star guard Chris Paul sidelined with a shoulder injury, and they expect him back on Sunday.They’ve had to do it with makeshift lineups and Griffin playing new spots on the floor, players getting minutes they didn’t think they’d see, among other adjustments.“I definitely like the spots I’m operating in, but CP is one of the game’s best playmakers,” Griffin said. “It’s not a bad option to go back to pick-and-rolls and all that. Now we kind of have a backup plan and something to fall back on when pick-and-rolls aren’t working.”This time, the Clippers kept a sharp eye on Toronto’s Terrence Ross, who scored 51 points against them when the teams met in Toronto on Jan. 25. The Clippers still won that track meet by eight points.Ross, who has scored only 60 points in the six games since his outburst, had only nine points on 3-for-10 shooting. Former USC star . DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and seven eight assists to lead Toronto.Clippers coach Doc Rivers made sure his team was aware of Ross without compromising the team defense. However, he made sure to track the players who tried to guard Ross in Toronto.“We actually charted that. I think it was four or five (guys),” Rivers said. “I won’t say names, but one guy was 100 percent ineffective. I do know that. (Ross was) 6-for-6 from the 3 of his 10 (3-pointers). That didn’t go well. In that guy’s defense, three of them weren’t his fault. He had the help and unfortunately when he got there, he made another 3.”:Despite the extra attention, Rivers didn’t want his team to change its defense, just change the effort that goes into the scheme.“Zero adjustments,” he said. “We have to do what we should do better.”The Raptors made only 7 of 26 3-point tries.The Clippers made 16 of 26 foul shots in the third quarter alone and hit 37 of 54 in the game. And when Griffin was out with foul trouble in the fourth quarter, reserve guard Willie Green came through, scoring 10 of his 12 points in the final period. He hit two 3-pointers as the Clippers extended their lead.“Doc called a couple plays for me, I got an easy layup that started it,” Green said. “Next play, I got to the free throw line then hit a couple 3s. It was teammates just looking for each other, moving the basketball.“They did a good job of cutting the lead down. WE just continued to grind.”last_img read more

NBA All-Star Weekend: Russell Westbrook’s reaction to the “We want Paul (George)” chant

first_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers As the fans started to chant “We want Paul!” during his interview, former UCLA basketball player and current Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook shared his reaction in the middle of answering another question. Here is what George said about the upcoming offseason during media day. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ last_img read more

The Player of Newcastle Holds the Key of Pjanić’s Leaving to Man. United

first_imgYohan Cabaye, the Newcastle midfielder could become a member of Rome as early as January. Therefore, as British media write, Miralem Pjanic could leave the team.Manchester United and Tottenham will have a great battle in January when it comes to buying the B&H national team member. According to the portal Here is the City, Manchester is happy about the possible inclusion of Cabaye in Roma team, since that would make the purchase of Pjanić easier. The management team of Old Trafford is ready to offer 30 million euros in January as coach David Moyes and especially the fans are not pleased with the game of Red Devils. United also hopes that Pjanić will not sign a new five-year contract for which Italian media have written so much. Cabaye is ready to reject Arsenal, in order to work again with Rudi Garcia, the coach of Rome.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Cycling Tour Operator from Bangkok offering Tour in BiH

first_imgCycling tour operator Spice Roads from Bangkok, offers this year 10-day tourist tour by bicycle through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro, writes BH news agency Patria.As they state in their offer, this journey is intended for all those who want to unite cycling, and at the same time to enjoy in beautiful regions of these countries and learn about the rich culture and tradition.Journey starts from the Herzegovinian gem Trebinje where participants will enjoy in the beauty of this city, welcome dinner, and will stay there two days.On third day they will move towards Croatia, and beautiful regions of Adriatic sea and Dalmatia will take their breath away. On the fourth day they are in Dubrovnik and Cavtat, and then move towards Montenegro where they will stay until the tenth day. They will visit Budva, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, national parks, rivers etc.Cyclists will ride through roads, hills, tunnels, railroad, and will enjoy in the views to towers, churches, picturesque villages, vineyards and other beautiful regions. At each point at which they stay, they will try local cuisine and feel the tradition and culture of those regions.All participants will experience the bike ride 367 km long that does not require special equipment. These tours will be organized in May, June, September and October.Mountain bike through rugged valleys and historic settlements along the turquoise sea of the Dalmatian coastline while imagining the glory of past civilizations that have left their marks on these emerging nations. Forget those war-torn years as today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina has returned to peace and is now inviting you to explore and witness its hidden treasures. With its breath-taking natural and cultural wealth, the country has emerged as one of the most popular destinations in the world. Croatia’s Dalmatian seafront is second to none and attracts sun-seekers from around the globe to enjoy its warm weather, balmy skies, and turquoise water.Similarly, Montenegro’s azure coast is lined with many stunning destinations: the heavenly Bay of Kotor, the vibrant and contemporary Budva Riviera, and quaint and serene Virpazar. Castles, fortress walls, and relaxing fishing villages tucked between orchards and the sea make for a very picturesque cycling expedition.Note that this trip’s total ascent is 6,467 m.last_img read more

Central Arkansas’ Shepherd, SFA’s Wilbur Claim Weekly Softball Accolades

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Kaylyn Shepherd and Stephen F. Austin’s Kassidy Wilbur are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Shepherd was a catalyst for Central Arkansas (17-16, 4-5 SLC), who recorded a perfect 5-0 record on the week, including an 8-5 win on the road over Baylor. UCA continued their momentum into three-game series sweep over Incarnate Word where Shepherd brought in nine of her 11 RBI on the week. The junior slugger tabbed a .600 average at the plate for the week in addition to a 1.200 slugging percentage and a .682 on-base mark. The award is her first of the season.Wilbur has been impressive for the Ladyjacks (18-13, 6-3 SLC), as her latest award marks her third of the season. The freshman righty appeared in three of SFA’s four games for the week and delivered a 2-1 record in addition to a 0.86 earned run average. Wilbur opened her week with 10.1 innings at Texas A&M, where the Ladyjacks narrowly fell 2-0 in a 15-inning marathon contest. The Bridge City, Texas, product then went on to bookend Stephen F. Austin’s series against Houston Baptist where she pushed the Ladyjacks to a 5-3 win in game one before dealing a 3-0 complete game shutout in game three.Softball Hitter of the Week – Kaylyn Shepherd, Central Arkansas – 1B – Jr. – Mechanicsville, Va.In easily the best week for a UCA hitter all season long, Shepherd stood out among the rest. The junior recorded 11 RBI, seven extra-base hits and reached base 15 times within a five-game span. Shepherd currently leads the Bears in batting average (.413) and was the key player for the Central Arkansas team that completed a perfect 5-0 spring break road trip.Honorable Mention: Kali Clement, Nicholls; Justyce McClain, McNeese; Jaquelyn Ramon, Southeastern Louisiana.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Kassidy Wilbur, Stephen F. Austin – Fr. – Bridge City, TexasWilbur had another standout week inside the circle for the Ladyjacks, tossing an impressive 24.1 innings, 23 of which were scoreless, and notching 27 strikeouts. On the road against Texas A&M Wednesday night, Wilbur struckout 10 in relief while facing 42 batters in 10.1 innings. Keeping the Aggies scoreless until the final third of the 15th inning, the freshman was one of the key reasons why the game was the longest (time wise) among all Southland teams this season and the longest game for the Aggies since 1994.Wilbur closed out the week with her fourth complete game shutout of the season, allowing just three hits against Houston Baptist to secure SFA’s second-straight Southland series win. In the 3-0 victory over the Huskies Saturday afternoon, Wilbur fanned eight of 25 batters faced and walked just one for her 10th complete game win of the year and her 11th overall.Honorable Mention: Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State; Alley McDonald, Southeastern Louisiana; Megan Landry, Nicholls; Saleen Flores, McNeese.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more