No West Ham move for Barton

first_img Press Association Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham, the club’s co-chairman David Gold has announced. The Hammers had looked to be closing in on signing the former QPR, Manchester City and Newcastle player to boost managers Slaven Bilic’s options in midfield. However, Gold has ruled out any move for the 32-year-old, who is a free agent following his release from the relegated Hoops. center_img Gold wrote on his official Twitter account: “Despite the speculation, Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham United.” Barton also confirmed a potential move had to come to nothing, sending a video message to West Ham fans via Twitter. Barton felt he could have added something to Bilic’s squad but admitted “it was not meant to be” at this point. He said: ” I’d just like to thank the West Ham fans who sent me a lot of kind messages on social media and especially on Twitter. Obviously with a character like myself there’s one or two who are not so kind or complimentary, that’s kind of par for the course with me these days. ” I’m certain it would have been a good fit for me (at West Ham). It’s a ground I’ve always enjoyed playing at, a really knowledgeable crowd, really passionate behind the football team. “Despite a few having reservations I felt I could really have done well and really offer something to the squad. It’s an exciting squad obviously that you’re building there now, highlighted by the Arsenal result on Sunday, but for this moment in time it was not meant to be . “I wish the club all the best going forward, I think it’s an exciting time for the West Ham fans, and no hard feelings.” last_img read more

Florida’s coronavirus deaths rise to 46

first_imgAs the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise, so do the number of deaths caused by the virus.On Friday the death toll from coronavirus in Florida rose from from 29 to 46 in one day.Two of those deaths include people from Palm Beach County. PBC now has 5 total deaths, according to the state Health Department.  All victims were older than 60 years old.St. Lucie County reported its first death Friday, a 59-year-old man, who also was the first in the Treasure Coast, and Miami Dade County,  had its first two deaths Friday, a 40-year-old man with no previous health issues, and a 79-year-old man.Miami-Dade county still leads the state with the most confirmed cases at 869 total cases.last_img read more

Star Sports’ Select Dugout back for T20I series

first_imgMumbai: Kevin Pietersen, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Scott Styris will be joined by Anil Kumble, V.V.S Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Parthiv Patel on Star Sports’ Select Dugout show for the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies starting Friday. Riding on the response received from previous editions and having recently concluded the India-Bangladesh T20I series, the Dugout experts return to provide fans with deeper engagement and detailed analytical and predictive commentary. IANSAlso Read: ‘Highly Competitive’ Defines Season Seven of Pro Kabaddi LeagueAlso Watch: All Tai Ahom Students’ Union staged protest against CAB in Tinsukialast_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly Set To Become New BCCI President, Amit Shah’s Son New Secretary

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is also set to become the new BCCI’s new President, reported news agency PTI. In a dramatic turn of events, Ganguly emerged as consensus candidate after former cricketer Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the post. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while former BCCI president and MoS Finance Anurag Thakur’s younger brother Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer.The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, will have to demit his post in September, 2020 as he will go into compulsory cooling off period. Ganguly is considered one of the finest Indian skippers of all time.Brijesh, backed by Tail Nadu strongman N Srinivasan, emerged Presidential candidate when Ganguly, the agency reported, remained non-committal on campaigning for the BJP in the 2021 state assembly elections.  However, when most of the state units opposed the ‘understanding’, things changed dramatically.Also Read | Kohli’s India Create New World Record After Win In Pune Test Vs South Africa”Yes, Brijesh was running for the President’s post with N Srinivasan actively lobbying for him. However, there was stiff resistance against him. We are happy Sourav is the new President,” PTI quoted a senior official from North East affiliated unit, as saying.The choice for President’s post was always between Ganguly and Patel and the former was finally accepted as a unanimous candidate. Patel could become IPL chairman.When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in country post Lodha Committee reforms.(With PTI inputs) last_img read more

Final day of Punchestown Festival

first_imgIt’s advantage Willie Mullins in the race to be Irish champion trainer today.He’s 91-thousand Euro in front of rival Gordon Elliott ahead of the final day of the season ending Punchestown Festival.The Grade One Mares Champion Hurdle at ten-to-four is the feature of an eight-race card at the Kildare venue with the first off at twenty-five-to-three.The curtain also comes down on the British jump racing season at Sandown Park today. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Serena Pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

first_imgSerena Williams has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters with a recurring back injury, just days after pulling out of the Rogers Cup final.Williams, 37, was to face Zarina Diyas in the first round on Tuesday.“I am so sad to withdraw as it is truly one of the tournaments I most love to play,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said. The American has had to retire or withdraw from all five of her non-Grand Slam events this year.During last weekend’s Rogers Cup final she was left in tears because of back spasms and retired in the first set to hand the title to Canadian Bianca Andreescu.Rogers Cup: Bianca Andreescu wins title as Serena Williams retires injuredBianca Andreescu wins the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams retires with a back injury while a break down in the …“I came to Mason (Ohio) on Sunday and have tried everything to be ready to play tonight, and was still hopeful after my practice this morning,” Williams said in a statement. “But unfortunately my back is still not right.”Her latest withdrawal comes less than two weeks before the start of the US Open, where she will be chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.Meanwhile, sister Venus Williams beat defending champion and fifth seed Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) in a second-round battle in Ohio that lasted two hours and 17 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williamslast_img read more

Cause for concern on eSports betting

first_img Susan O’Leary – eCommerce Director at Alderney GamblingSusan O’Leary, Alderney’s director of eCommerce, says she is concerned by a lack of regulatory oversight for operators offering betting markets on eSports. The rise of eSports has provided egaming operators with a raft of opportunities. Whether that be sportsbooks offering betting markets on tournaments or online casino affiliates expanding their portfolio with eSports review sites, opportunities are a plenty for those wanting in on the action.The rapid rate at which eSports has gone from niche interest to global phenomenon with more than 148 million followers around the world leaves those offering betting markets on games and contests somewhat exposed.The sector has yet to be held accountable against any sort of regulatory and licensing framework. I know some will say there is no need for stringent oversight as eSports has, thus far, escaped any major scandal that suggests the need to disrupt the status quo. That is missing the point; regulation done properly does not impede operators and markets, rather it encourages them to succeed.The DFS dilemma Take daily fantasy sports (DFS), for example. The industry was on a similar upward growth trajectory to eSports, with FanDuel and DraftKings offering real-money contests under a perceived loophole in UIGEA 2006. For a while their businesses grew relatively unnoticed, but then their multi-million-dollar ad campaigns brought them into the spotlight and questions started to be asked about whether contests were in fact gambling. Then the DraftKings data leak happened leading to calls of insider trading, and all hell broke loose.The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) takes the view that DFS is, in most cases, sports betting, and that operators offering fantasy contests should be licensed and regulated under our normal regime.While eSports and DFS undoubtedly have their differences, the former is still at risk of falling victim to its own scandal just like the latter. Already, there have been accusations of match-fixing, while the rise of skin betting – players wager items from the game instead of real cash – are likely to bring added attention and heat from lawmakers as they get a better understanding of the industry and look more closely at how it sits with gambling regulation.The AGCC does all it can to ensure the industry is accountable and properly regulated. They have been licensing operators from all over the world for the past 15 years, and in the process have tweaked and fettled their regulatory model so that it is best-in-breed. They have focussed on making sure it is nimble and flexible; long before DraftKings and FanDuel ran aground in the US they were licensing other DFS operators under its framework. They can do the same for betting on the eSports industry.eSports is on the brink of having a larger fan base then the NFL, with more than $8bn expected to be wagered through sports books and skin betting sites this year alone. The sheer scale and scope of the industry means it has to be held accountable, not only to protect players and consumers, but the sector itself.Susan O’Leary is a lawyer who has represented some of the world’s leading eGambling operators and gambling service providers including many of Alderney’s licensees and has a keen sense of what they require from a jurisdiction: a strong pragmatic regulator who understands the commercial environment, a resilient technical infrastructure, a favourable tax system, excellent support services and a fees system that allows businesses to grow. Submit Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Family to Raise Scholarships ‘Sam’s Gift’ for Local Students in Honor of Alpena Girl Tragically Killed

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOne local family is hosting a scholarship fund in the name of an Alpena girl who lost her life in a tragic car accident almost three years ago.On September 7th 2014 one family’s life was changed when 16-year-old Samantha Lyn Schrader lost her life in a tragic car accident.What do you do to pick up the pieces her heartache? That’s when Samantha’s family got the idea to help out other teens with their future college careers.“It started out very small. We did it at the Alpena Eagles it was a beanbag tournament to raise some money and we weren’t even positive what actually at the time it was going towards. We were kind of thinking on the long of scholarships or something. It turned out to be so many people helping, and turned out to be wonderful,” Roxanne Misiak, Sam’s Aunt, the fundraiser host said.Saturday will mark the third annual scholarship fundraiser in Sam’s honor. The funds in the past have helped over 18 students pay their tuition while attending Alpena Community College.“The first scholarship fundraiser we did after we lost Sam we were able to raise scholarships for 6 kids and they were $500 a piece. Last year with our 2nd fundraiser we were able to double that amount with 12 kids getting a scholarship each getting $500. This year we’re hoping to double that amount if we can from the communities help. It’s just been a blessing to be able to honor such a beautiful young girl and have someone get the education that she was deprived of losing her life so young,” Fundraiser host, Saleana Wilder said.Wilder’s daughter was a friend with Sam. She says the ladies adored each other.“Sam had a very special group of friends and they were called the ‘Perfect 10.’ Where one went the other one went. They were never jealous of each other and their friendship. They spent a lot of time together they loved playing games and just being goofy and silly, doing things like bowling, going for ice cream, and the movies…It’s just beautiful the friendship that she had with her friends,” Wilder said.Sam was a bright young lady who made straight A’s and even scored a 31 on her first act. She also ranked top 4 percent of the United States. As for memories… Misiak said her niece is truly missed.“Samantha I love you and miss you. Be with us on Saturday. We want this to be a great turnout for you,” Misiak said.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, ACC Scholarship, Fundraiser, Sam’s Gift, scholarshipContinue ReadingPrevious Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Earth Day Bag ProjectNext Second Avenue Bridge to Have Upcoming Closureslast_img read more

Diego Caballo: “We will go for the three points in Girona”

first_imgThe white team player has stressed that “we have managed not to lose the matches and always have that chance to win it. It is important to always have that option to score and take all 3 points. “ As for his next rivalDiego Caballo has stated that “I don’t have nightmares with Girona’s lead or with Stuani, the levels of your rivals make you increase your level, we will not lose and get the 3 points. “In the session this morning the highlight is the return of Mesa and Fran García who have returned to train with the group while Tomeu Nadal with a viral process exercises alone in the evenings. Albacete hopes to extend its good run of results in Montilivi. Since the arrival of Lucas Alcaraz, the white team does not know the defeat and in 4 days he has added 6 points out of 12 possible.On Saturday the white team will seek victory in Montilivi against Girona. The left-handed side Diego Caballo He pointed out this morning that “he is being one of the most competitive leagues in recent years, everything is very competitive and any team can complicate the season. “last_img read more

Dacres back for Big Shot Invitational

first_imgFedrick Dacres, the Pan-American Games discus-throw champion, will return to Excelsior High School for tomorrow’s Big Shot Invitational. Dacres, who opened his 2017 season with a throw of 64.79 metres last Saturday in Mandeville, has produced fine efforts at the Invitational in the past. His University of the West Indies (UWI) training partner, Traves Smikle, will also be competing.Last week, at the Manchester High-Charlie Fuller Memorial in Mandeville, Dacres and Smikle started 2017 in style with the left-handed Smikle happy with his throw of 61.74 metres. Dacres, an Olympian last year in Rio de Janeiro, sailed four throws over 60 metres. His second best mark was 63.38 metres.NATION’S FINESTIn 2014, he starred at the all throws meet with a winner taped at 64.36 metres. The following year, he was even better at 66.30 metres. Both of those marks were personal bests at the time. Dacres, who has since thrown 68.02 metres, was also the winner of the discus last year.Dacres is the nation’s finest discus thrower of all time. Coached at Calabar High School and now at the UWI by Julian Robinson, he was World Youth Champion in 2011 and World Junior Champion in 2012. In 2015, he reached the World Championship final.Smikle is no slouch. He, too, is an Olympian, having worn green black and gold and competed in the 2012 Games in London. His trophy case houses a bronze medal from the 2009 World Youth Games, and he was finalist in the following year at the World Junior Championships.The Big Shot Invitational will host two-time Olympic shot put finalist Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago and will include competitors from The Bahamas as the Blue Chip Athletics Club will be in attendance.last_img read more