Defending female champs knocked out of Rupununi FA Champions League

first_imgNEW female champions would be crowned in the 2019 version of the Rupununi Football Association Champions League after the defending champions, Gladiators Football Club, suffered an exit in the quarterfinals. In the latest round of the competition over the holiday weekend, Paiwomak Warriors edged out the Gladiators 3-2 in the return leg of a final-eight battle to win on an aggregate score of 5-3.When the rivals battled in the opening leg of the quarterfinal, Warriors emerged with a 2-1 win.Flash FC also advanced to the female semi-finals after defeating Kanuku Harpies in their home-and-away battle.In the second leg of the male quarterfinals, Romario Jose and Frankie Parks found the back of the net in the 28th and 87th minutes respectively to carry Guyana Rush Saints to a 2-0 win over Strikers FC. The two teams had battled to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their clash.Meanwhile Jaguars Football Club won their return leg clash (2-1), but not by a big enough margin, which resulted their exit from the competition.The Kanuku Harpies males had won their opening leg by a score of 4-2, which left the aggregate score after both games at 5-4 in the favour of Harpies.Guyana Rush Saints (females), Strikers FC (females), Paiwomak Warriors (males) and defending male champions Tabatinga FC had qualified for the semi-finals, the weekend before.last_img read more

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Wrestling Bees defeat Jordan-Elbridge, Oswego in busy stretch

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvillewrestling The most important portion of its regular season awaits the Baldwinsville wrestling team as it would confront Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse early this week with the SCAC Metro division regular-season title at stake.Before all this, the Bees had two different contests, starting last Wednesday with a non-league match against Jordan-Elbridge that resulted in a comfortable 62-12 win over the Eagles.Only twice did B’ville take defeats, and Korbin Haney got his team on the board at 285 pounds with a pin over Ryan Rivenburgh at the end of the first period as Jarred McMonagle (99 pounds) pinned Madyn LaFleur in 68 seconds.Following a forfeit to Keagan Hayes at 106 pounds, Aidan Cali, at 113 pounds, topped Bryan Tanner 12-6. Mason Clark (120 pounds) won 5-2 over Christian Mathews and Max Naples (126 pounds) claimed a 6-4 classic over Nolan Jackson.It continued at 132 pounds with Brandon Levin’s 18-8 win over Cameron Prior and then three consecutive pins by Jaden Prince (138 pounds), Liam Fitzgerald (145 pounds) and Ryan Hemund (152 pounds), Prince only taking 83 seconds to finish off Gauge Parker.Later in the meet, Connor Kral (160 pounds) won 8-2 over Zach Hill and Mike Kral (182 pounds) got past Cameron Newhook 11-3, with a forfeit to Fred Pickard at 195 pounds.B’ville then had a busy and productive weekend, first taking part in last Friday’s Ackley Duals at Oswego, made up from a Jan. 18 weather postponement,To defeat the host Oswego Buccaneers 42-39, the Bees needed pins from Cali, Clark, Naples, Haney and Prince, plus forfeits to McMonagle and Brayden Bullis at 126 pounds.But B’ville ran into Fulton and lost 66-17, this despite McMonagle’s 35-second pin over Fred Pagan and Haney pinning Jon Bell in 80 seconds as Cali got a 20-5 technical fall over Jack Phillips.B’ville also fell to Homer 46-36, with Hemund joining Haney, McMonagle, Cali and Clark in earning pins, the quickest coming from Cali as he finished off the Trojans’ Jeff Stauber in 40 seconds.A head-to-head match between the Bees and Phoenix followed on Saturday afternoon, and it was the Firebirds prevailing 51-35 over B’ville, claiming seven of the 11 contested bouts on the card.Cali still routed Josh Carter in a 19-3 technical fall as Prince pinned Jeff Horner early in the second period. Kral took 3:14 to pin Dylan Tack and Haney remained in good form with his third-period pin over Keaton Renfrew.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Bahamian Ministry of Tourism sends condolences following tour boat explosion

first_imgThe Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has extended condolences to the family of the passenger who succumbed to her injuries following an incident in which a boat engine exploded off the coast of Exuma on the weekend.It’s reported that the boat, a charter, had ten tourists and two Bahamians on board when the explosion occurred.American tourist killed An American female tourist was killed, and several others injured in the blast. Six persons were treated at a local hospital and the others airlifted to a hospital in Florida.“The Minister of Tourism and Aviation is deeply saddened by yesterday’s tour boat incident in Exuma. We pray for the family of the passenger who succumbed to her injuries and offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends as they mourn her loss. Our prayers are also with all the other passengers who were aboard as they recover.,” the Ministry said in a statement.The Tourism Ministry said it has been assisting those affected and continues to work on the ground to provide emotional support and to help facilitate any needed arrangements. Caring for and comforting victims “The Exuma tourism team and the Ministry’s Visitor Relations Unit (VRU) have been working to comfort and care for those on the boat, their families and friends. This team works directly with visitors as a liaison with local authorities, health organizations, pastoral care and more.”The Ministry and the VRU say officials are coordinating with the Ministry of Health to provide as much relief as possible to  visitors “during this difficult time.”  Meanwhile, The U.S. Coast Guard , in a news release,  said it provided assistance, transporting four American citizens to Florida after the explosion.The Coast Guard said it sent an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew with two medical personnel to transport the boaters to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Fla.The cause of the blast remains under investigation by the Exuma branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, according to the Coast Guard.last_img read more

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David Accam frustrated by Chicago Fire’s poor performance

first_imgBlack Stars attacker David Accam is frustrated with his side’s disappointing run in the runnning Major League Soccer season.Chicago Fire’s head coach Frank Yallop has become the most high profile victim after he was sacked along with most of his coaching staff following a poor campaign.The team lie 10th in the Eastern Conference with 27 points out of 29 games.Accam and his teammates also set a record with the worst points per game in the MLS – 0.93 points per game in both the Eastern and Western Conference and the Black Stars attacker is unhappy.“For me it is really difficult because I have never been in this position before. We keep making the same mistake every game. …We play very well then if we don’t score we just concede in the last minute.”“…We are a good team but we still don’t get the results. Everyone is down but the best thing is we have a game in two days so we need to keep ourselves up and go again.” Fire lost their home game against Orlando City 1-0 at the Toyota Park and Brian Bliss has been brought in as interim manager while Nelson Rodriguez has been hired as the new General Manager.Bliss is optimistic the club’s fortunes will turn with his introduction. He has been in a similar position before when he stepped in for eight games at the end of the 2013 season at Columbus Crew.“Obviously [we are] looking to stabilize…[and] there’s no magic wand at this point, but there’s a formula to how I work and I believe it will breed some success.”In their first league season in 1998, the Fire won the MLS Cup as well as the US Open Cup.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Joy Sports Transfer Daily: Tuesday’s top 20 stories

first_imgLVG TAKSE TRAININGManchester United manager took training at Carrington as his future at the club remains uncertain.Van Gaal returned to the Netherlands to celebrate his daughter’s birthday following Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, with the players given the day off from training on Monday.In his absence, United chief executive Ed Woodward held talks with a number of players and senior figures at Old Trafford to discuss Van Gaal and recent performances, with United now five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and 10 behind leaders LeicesterBUFFON TO RETIRE IN 2018Italy and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says it is “almost certain” he will retire after the 2018 World Cup.The 37-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career, winning the World Cup and six Serie A titles with Juventus, but could call it a day in two years’ time.”I will try to make the next World Cup and then it may be time to close the door. It will almost certainly be at the end of the 2018 World Cup,” Buffon said.ZENIT SIGN ZHRIKOV Petersburg have signed Dynamo Moscow defender Yuri Zhirkov, they said on their website on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Russian international will join Zenit on July 1 on a two-year contract. “The player will join Zenit as a free agent, unless the respective parties do not come to an agreement for him to join earlier,” Zenit said. Zhirkov, who has won 67 caps for Russia, played the majority of his career at CSKA Moscow, helping them win the UEFA Cup in 2005. He joined Chelsea from 2009-11, winning the English Premier League title in 2010 before returning to Russia with Anzhi Makhachkala. Zenit are sixth in the Russian standings.‘NEYMAR WILL END UP RENEWING’Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has revealed Neymar will renew his contract at the Camp Nou.The Brazilian’s future at Barca has been the subject of intense media speculation in recent weeks as his long-term future yet to be decided.Reports published in Spain this week claim Real Madrid were willing to trigger Neymar’s buy-out clause, believed to be a staggering €190m (£144m).However, speaking ahead of Barca’s top-of-the-table clash with Atletico Madrid, Enrique revealed Neymar would commit his future to the Catalans.”I think he’ll end up renewing,” the Barca boss said of the Brazilian ace who has two years left on his contract with Barcelona. BARCA ‘MAKE FINAL NOLITO OFFER’Barcelona have made their final offer for Celta Vigo forward Nolito.Nolito has been Barca coach Luis Enrique’s first-choice target to strengthen his attack for several months, but the Catalan giants have not yet managed to finalise a deal.Barca have made an offer to sign the Spain international on loan until the end of the season, with the proposal including a non-compulsory purchase option in the summer.REAL WILL NOT MAKE SIGNINGSReal Madrid will not make any signings this month despite the fact that they could be subject to a transfer ban in the near future, according to president Florentino Perez.The Bernabeu giants were hit with a FIFA sanction earlier this month and could be prohibited from signing new players for two transfer windows if they do not produce a successful appeal. “The FIFA sanction is hurtful. It is a very serious matter to smear Real Madrid’s reputation in this way. “We are convinced that it is all a mistake – it is ridiculous to think that Real Madrid will be punished for a matter concerning the protection of minors when the children have always been a priority for us.” SUAREZ ON ANFIELD RETURNLuis Suarez insists Liverpool would be his one and only destination if he was to ever return to the Premier League.The Uruguayan spent three-and-a-half years at Liverpool, before moving to Barcelona in the summer of 2014.“You never know what will happen in the future.”. “If I was to return to England, it would be to play for Liverpool – not for any other team.”SWANSEA EYE GAYLE Swansea are leading the fight to land striker Dwight Gayle from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. The deal is expected to prompt the departure of former Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis from the Liberty Stadium.Palace broke their club record when they brought Gayle to Selhurst Park from Peterborough for £6m in July 2013.But Palace are unlikely to allow the 26-year-old leave on the cheap if he decides to move on in the January transfer window.MANGALA ON WAY OUT?Manchester City defender Eliquim Mangala is a transfer target of Standard Liege.The Belgian club, who are managed by former Manchester City defender Daniel van Buyten, are reportedly keen to make a move for the centre back. FOUR-WAY SCRAMBLE FOR REMY?First this morning is the news that Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Swansea and Aston Villa are all keen to land Chelsea striker Loic Remy, providng the English champions’ bid for Alexandre Pato goes through. A loan deal has been touted for the player, who is keen to land regular football to protect his Euro 2016 playing prospects with France. Newcastle are said to be favourites to bring the player back to St James’ Park after he scored 14 goals for them on a season-long loan deal from QPR in 2013-14.THOMPSON: LIVERPOOL SHOULD SIGN SHAWCROSSLiverpool legend Phil Thompson believes signing Ryan Shawcross would solve the club’s transfer woes.The Reds have been poor at the back in recent weeks with boss Jurgen Klopp growing frustrated.Stoke skipper Shawcross will not be in action against Liverpool in tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg. €27m EMBOLO BID REJECTED?FC Basel have reportedly turned down a €27m bid for striker Breel Embolo from Wolfsburg.The 18-year-old has attracted interest from Europe’s big boys with a string of impressive displays for the Swiss giants.But with Bas Dost facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Wolfsburg made a move for Embolo.The €27m offer was rejected with Basel determined to keep their prized asset until the summer at least.It is thought Wolfsburg will now turn their attention to Lyon striker and Newcastle target, Alexandre Lacazette.BLACK CATS CHASE DEBUCHYSunderland are hoping to beat Aston Villa to the signature of Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy. Blacks Cats boss Sam Allardyce wants to bring the France international in on loan until the end of the season.DYBALA FLATTERED BY INTERESTJuventus forward Paulo Dybala is flattered to have been watched by Barcelona scouts as his superb form continues in Serie A.The Argentine has scored eight goals in his last 10 Serie A appearances, and the 22-year-old said he was unaware he was being tracked by the La Liga champions.”To tell the truth, I did not know there were people of Barcelona in the stands,” Dybala said. “It makes me happy that things are going well for me and the team and we are going to show that we are able to give more in the future.”VALDES PROUDVictor Valdes has expressed his pride at signing for Standard Liege on loan until the end of the season from Manchester United.The former Barcelona man made jus two appearances under Louis van Gaal at the Premier League club.PATO “HEADING” FOR LONDONChelsea appear to have finalised a deal for Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.According to reports, the Blues have agreed a six-month loan deal with Corinthians for the forward, who will travel to London tonight.His agent, Gilmar Veloz, confirmed the news.Pato is expected to fly from Sao Paulo at 11.50pm Brazilian time, meaning he should arrive in the UK on Wednesday morning.Chelsea will pay the entirety of the 26-year-old’s wages – believed to be around £30,000 a week – over the loan period.GASTON RAMIREZ JOINS BORO ON LOANMiddlesbrough have boosted their prospects of promotion from the Championship by signing Gaston Ramirez on loan until the end of the season.TELLO JOINS FIORENTINAAnother loan deal completed, as Cristian Tello leaves Barcelona for Fiorentina on a temporary basis.”Thank you Fiorentina for the trust and for giving me the opportunity to play in the most beautiful city in Italy,” Tello posted on Twitter. “I will not disappoint you.”EL NINO UNCERTAINTITYFernando Torres’ future looks very much up in the air at the moment, with the 31-year-old out of contract in the summer when his loan deal at Atletico Madrid from AC Milan expires. Atletico captain Gabi, though, is hopeful his club will keep hold of the striker.BACK TO THE STATESOne you might have missed from late yesterday, former Manchester City and Chelsea midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips has been re-signed by New York Red Bulls. The MLS side announced that Wright-Phillips, along with goalkeeper Luis Robles and midfielders Mike Grella and Sal Zizzo, will be part of their side for the 2016 season.SWANS KEEN ON HALLER?Swansea are interested in Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.Haller is the joint fourth top scorer in the Netherlands this season after firing 11 goals in 18 games.He also has seven in 12 for the French under-21 team and his form is said to have alerted a host of clubs in the Premier League.Norwich were said to be keen but have since spent big on Steven Naismith, while Sunderland and Villa have been linked with move.LEEDS KEEN ON McGEADYLeeds United want to take Aiden McGeady on loan from Everton.But the Championship club admit they face a fight to land the Blues winger who is keen to remain in the Premier League.Everton are happy to let McGeady leave on loan for the rest of the season with the 29-year-old needing to boost his Euro 2016 hopes by playing regularly.Boss Steve Evans said: “Speaking to Aiden’s representatives, he may have options in the Premier League.“I do like Aiden McGeady but there has been no further chat with him in the last 10 days.”Everton chief Roberto Martinez has revealed there is no update on either McGeady or Darron Gibson, while no replacement has been lined up for Steven Naismith.This series is from the team at 99.7FM, tracking the latest moves in the January transfer window. We call it the #JoySports Transfer Daily. Here, we summarize all the moves and rumours in a quick, easy to read format. The series started in January 4 and ends on February 1.When does the transfer window open?The transfer window opens  on Saturday, January 2, 2016.Is that the same across Europe?No, the transfer window in France also opens on January 2 but Premier League clubs will have to wait until at least January 4 to sign players from Italy or Spain. The transfer window in Germany opens on New Year’s Day.Any deals between Premier League clubs and players in Spain will have to be wrapped up 24 hours before the window closes in England – the deadline in Spain is 11pm (GMT) on January 31. The windows in France and Italy close on the same day as in England, with the German transfer window shutting at 5pm on February 2.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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Tragedies gave Angels pitcher Javy Guerra new perspective on work, life

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error TEMPE, Ariz. >> Javy Guerra was at his locker Friday when Snapchat beckoned. The pitcher was going back and forth with his 8-year-old nephew Jayden, who’s more like a son at this point. Sometimes they’ll chat on Facetime, too. For baseball players with young children, this is Typical Dad Routine stuff.Guerra said he’s learned a lot of typical dad stuff the last couple years by talking to teammates, first on the Chicago White Sox and now as a non-roster invitee in the Angels’ camp. That’s the happy ending to this story: Guerra has a routine now, and a son, and his teammates are there for him.Guerra’s story deserves a happy ending, one more meaningful than the final spot in the Angels’ bullpen (though he might get that, too). Tragedy has followed him long enough.Guerra was in the middle of a strong 2014 season with the White Sox when his sister Roxy, Jayden’s mom, was killed in a car crash driving on a highway south of Dallas, Texas. “She was just coming home,” Guerra said. It was the middle of a homestand, a Saturday. Guerra, who had pitched the night before, flew from Chicago to Dallas to bury his 25-year-old sister. Major League Baseball allows players on the bereavement list to miss up to seven games, and Guerra took the full seven.This isn’t something a young man should be familiar with, but Guerra was. The year before, he was preparing for his final spring training with the Dodgers when a rare form of mouth cancer rapidly and mercilessly claimed his 31-year-old brother, Sergio.In the span of two years, all before his 30th birthday, Guerra had lost two of his four siblings. He needed time to grieve, of course. The Dodgers and White Sox gave him that.“Then you start realizing you get on track, get your good foundation, move on,” Guerra said. “Take little strides forward.”center_img After Roxy died, though, Javy needed more than time to grieve. He needed to grow up and become a dad. Jayden’s biological father was never in the picture, Guerra said, so he bought a house for his family near Dallas that would allow Jayden to stay in the same school district. Guerra said his older sister, Jessica, lives there and handles a lot of the day-to-day parenting.When you’re trying to be a dad and a baseball player at the same time, Facetime helps.“Throughout the whole process, (Jayden) just allowed me to kind of realize how strong he was and let me piggyback off him,” Guerra said. “It was crazy to see how he knew what was going on but still was taking the role of a leader — looking out for his baby brother, who didn’t even realize what was going on.”Guerra is a name but not a star. His career peaked as a rookie with the Dodgers in 2011 when he saved 21 games; the next season he lost the closer’s job to Kenley Jansen and never got it back.When the Dodgers assembled baseball’s first $30 million bullpen in 2014, Guerra was pushed out in favor of established veterans like Chris Perez, Brian Wilson and Jamey Wright. He was designated for assignment in spring training.The White Sox claimed Guerra off waivers, and he would make a total of 45 appearances over the next two seasons. His career in Chicago was cut short by a mistake of his own doing, a failed test for a drug of abuse in July 2015.For a man intent on being a role model, it was a wake-up call.“Talk to my teammates,” Guerra said. “I think they’d tell you I’m a lot more responsible now. I have a routine. I come in at the same time. I do the same thing every day. That helps me build on what I’ve always been taught in the past — I never really understood what they meant — as far as have a routine, come in, get your stuff done. You’re the same guy every day. You’re never searching when you’re going good, never searching when you’re going bad. You’re always the same guy. You know that there’s a handful of things that you do normally that will allow you to keep yourself in the same mind frame.”Three of Guerra’s former teammates who still play for the Dodgers remembered him bouncing back when his brother died. As far as they could tell, it didn’t affect him when he got to the park. One, Jansen, has seen Guerra change off the field.“Just going out and having a great time, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I feel like he just used that as an escape,” Jansen said. “He’s strong now. I wish him all the best.”Baseball is now both Guerra’s job and his escape, occasionally interrupted by a buzzing smartphone with a smiling 8-year-old on the other end. It’s a pleasant interruption. It’s also a reminder of how cruel life is sometimes, a reminder he didn’t ask for but one that’s given him purpose.“Everyone in your family’s going through it,” Guerra said, “so that’s good. We balance each other out.”AlsoThe Angels re-assigned outfielder Nick Buss, outfielder Quintin Berry and pitcher Yunesky Maya to their minor-league camp. … Dodgers pitcher Brandon Beachy threw a 42-pitch bullpen session, his first since a recurrence of elbow pain earlier this month. … Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu also threw a bullpen session as he continues to recover from left shoulder surgery. … Right-hander Ross Stripling will start for the Dodgers on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, likely his only audition for the fifth starter’s job before the regular season. … Yasiel Puig was scratched from the Dodgers’ lineup as a precaution when he awoke Saturday with a stiff left hamstring.last_img read more

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NHL playoffs 2019: Rookies lead the way as Stars tie series with Blues

first_imgHintz and Heiskanen now hold the record for total postseason goals by rookies in franchise history since the team moved from Minnesota in 1993. Hintz alone cemented himself in the team’s record book in a few ways. He tied the team record for most postseason goals by a rookie since relocating to Texas (4), he is the first rookie in franchise history to notch three points in a playoff game since Don Barber on April 10, 1990 and the third rookie in team history to post two multi-goal games in a postseason.Roope Hintz is the first @DallasStars / North Stars rookie to record three points in a postseason game since Don Barber in Game 4 of the 1990 Division Semifinals (2-1—3 vs. CHI). #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/9DE4Y3Ti2a— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) 27 April 2019The Stars will look to break the series tie in game 3 April 29 at 8 p.m. The playoffs are the time of year when veteran players are expected to shine. For the Dallas Stars, much of their postseason success is due to a pair of rookies.The Stars are tied 1-1 in their second-round series with the St. Louis Blues after a 4-2 Dallas victory that was led by first-year players Roope Hintz and Miro Heiskanen on Saturday afternoon. Make that six combined goals by @DallasStars rookies in the 2019 #StanleyCup Playoffs, their highest such total in a postseason since the franchise relocated to Texas. #NHLStats https://t.co/bjtbkSndfd— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) 27 April 2019MORE: Jordan Staal recreates brother Eric’s magic in OT winThe duo combined for three of the team’s goals and now has six scored between them in the 2019 playoffs. They gave the Stars a 2-0 lead in the first period with a goal from Hintz followed by a goal from Heiskanen, assisted by Hintz. last_img read more

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Rams coach Sean McVay engaged to girlfriend Veronika Khomyn

first_img Colts owner Jim Irsay spends record $3.975M on Pink Floyd guitar “Can’t wait to call him my husband,” Khomyn wrote on her Instagram story as McVay smooched his bride-to-be. Related News View this post on Instagram Baker Mayfield pays off bet to Saquon Barkley Vacation mode- On World- Off 🏖🍹A post shared by Veronika K. (@veronika.khomyn) on Jun 21, 2019 at 7:38am PDTThe pair are rumored to have started their relationship in 2011, when McVay served as tight ends coach for the Redskins and Khomyn was a student at George Mason University in Virginia. Sean McVay may have missed out on a Super Bowl ring, but he’ll get a more significant one soon enough.The Rams coach recently proposed to Ukrainian model girlfriend Veronika Khomyn while the couple was vacationing in France. Khomyn confirmed the two were engaged Saturday as she showed off her new bling on social media after McVay popped the question. Congrats to @RamsNFL head coach Sean McVay who got engaged to his girlfriend Veronika Khomyn! pic.twitter.com/6Dtyto6lIR— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 23, 2019 Drew Brees awarded more than $6M in diamond-fraud lawsuitlast_img read more

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Clay Helton to remain USC head coach, university announces

first_imgThroughout the 2019 season, there were rumors Clay Helton was in his final year as USC’s head coach. But Wednesday afternoon, Trojans athletic director Mike Bohn put those whispers to rest by announcing Helton will return to USC next year.Helton took over USC midway through 2015 and entered this year coming off a 5-7 campaign. A 3-3 opening to 2019 had many fans calling for Helton’s job, especially with Urban Meyer on the market. The Trojans closed the year 5-1, though, to finish the regular season with an 8-4 record. MORE: Picks, predictions for college football 2019 conference championship games Heading into 2020, Coach Helton and I will work together to take a hard look at all aspects of the football enterprise and will make the tough decisions necessary to compete at a championship level.— Mike Bohn (@USC_mikebohn) December 4, 2019Helton has recruited well, pulling in three top-10 classes each of the first three years, though the 2019 class ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 3 in the Pac-12. But on the field, Helton has struggled to turn that elite talent into results, losing at least three games in each of his four-plus seasons.Those relative struggles have led to frequent discussion of Helton’s future at USC, despite him signing an extension in 2018 that runs through 2023. Last week, a report from Maven Media said Helton was being fired, but the report was quickly refuted by multiple sources, including Maven Media itself.Then, Wednesday, Bohn removed any uncertainty about Helton’s fate.last_img read more

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Rafa Nadal will lead a list of six Top10 in Barcelona

first_imgThe top of an periodThe 2020 version of Trophy Depend of Godó it will open a new period since in 2021 there will be a change in the administration and exploitation of the event after greater than thirty years with the multinational IMG. The brand new accountable will be the Barcelona company Tennium, after the event proprietor, the Actual Membership de Tenis Barcelona, Open a tender in the center of final yr. The financial situations of the brand new settlement are unknown, however will be in power throughout three years, between 2021 and 2023.This has additionally been the final version that has been sponsored by the Barcelona’s city corridor (round a million euros) and should be renewed.An important half is the tip of the sponsorship of Banc Sabadell, That offers title to the event. This sponsorship additionally ends in this version. The RCT Barcelona stated in its day that each events wish to proceed their relationship, which has lasted for greater than a decade, however the settlement has not but been renewed. Relating to worldwide illustration, the veteran Japanese participant stands out Kei Nishikori (nº31 of the World Rating), twice winner in Barcelona, ​​with the younger Russian Karen Khachanov (15), the Italian Fabio Fognini (11), the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (16), the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime or the French Lucas Pouille (nº58).Additionally current will be the 2 revelations of this yr, the Chilean Cristian Garin, 23 years previous (nº18), winner this yr in Córdoba (Argentina) and Rio, and the Russian Andrei Rublev (nº14), additionally 23, winner in Qatar and Adelaide.The event will pay tribute this yr, it will be the second, to Manolo Santana for his victory in 1970 in which he beat the Australian Rod laver by 6-4, 6-Three and 6-4. That very same yr, forming a couple with the Australian Lew Hoad, they beat the built-in by Rod Laver and the ill-fated Andrés Gimeno; one thing that solely ten gamers have achieved in the historical past of the event.There will even be a posthumous tribute to Andrés Gimeno throughout the days of competitors. The legendary tennis participant died on October 9 of final yr at 82 years after a lengthy sickness.The draw for the principle draw will have the Fan Nook, in the Village of the event, on Saturday, April 27. After the suspension of the event Indian wells, the ATP has introduced that the event calendar is at present maintained pending the evolution of the scenario of the VOC-19 (coronavirus), the list of the Barcelona occasion subsequent April has already been suppliedSix gamers in the High-10 world led by Rafael Nadal, world quantity two and eleven occasions winner of the event, subsequent to the Austrian Dominic Thiem (3), who will defend final yr’s title, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (5), finalist final yr, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), finalist in 2018, the Italian Matteo Berrettini (8) – semifinalist of the US Open 2019- and the Belgian David Goffin (10), will be the nice favorites of Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2020-68º Conde de Godo Trophy, that will be disputed, until in any other case determined, of 18 to 26 subsequent April on the Actual Membership de Tenis Barcelona 1899 ..The financial endowment of the event rises this yr to € 2,803,265, with € 2,661,825 in prizes, which locations it as the second in the ATP 500 class, solely surpassed by the China Open held in September in Beijing (€ 3,355,900).On this manner, the person winner will obtain 515,000 euros and in doubles, the money prize for the successful couple will be 172,700 euros.With that financial endowment, which represents a rise in relation to 2019 of 2%, The event is the fifth most distinguished in Europe with out making an allowance for these of Roland Garros and Wimbledon, each belonging to the Grand Slam sequence. 4 Masters 1,000 are forward of him: Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome and Paris-Bercy.The Castellón Roberto Bautista (nº12 of the World Rating), tops the list of Spanish gamers in the High100 World Cup with Pablo Carreño (nº25), Albert Ramos (40), Fernando Verdasco (52), Pablo Andújar (54) or Feliciano López (56) – Absolute file of participations in the event with 19-.Additionally spotlight the presence with a ‘wild card’ dthe younger Murcia participant Carlos Alcaraz 16 years previous.last_img read more

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