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Derrick won’t step down as CFU bossDerrick won’t step down as CFU boss

first_imgCARIBBEAN Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick has rejected claims he is set to resign from the post following FIFA’s announcement of formal investigations being opened against him by its ethics committee judging chamber.Derrick, who is also the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) General Secretary, has, however, indicated that he will be maintaining a low profile as he prepares to fight to clear his name.“No, I’ve not resigned from the CFU. I’ve recused myself until the conclusion of the matter that’s going on at the moment,” Derrick said in an interview with Antigua radio programme Good Morning Jojo Sports Show.“I have only about two weeks left to get all of my defence in and there is a significant number of files that I have to go through. I have to make sure I go through everything to make sure I can have my defence in properly and on time.”According to the ethics committee Derrick is reportedly being investigated for “alleged conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, mismanagement of funds, abuse of position and disloyalty.” One such issue has to do with the mortgaging of lands, housing the FIFA Goal Project. The official has, however, maintained his innocence in the matter.“I cannot mortgage the ABFA’s property by myself. Anything to do with football, the decisions must be passed by the executive committee. I am an employee of the association and my job as the (general secretary) is to carry out the objectives of the executive committee body and if I am not doing that, they would let me know and they would fire me and reprimand me, or do whatever they want to do with me as an employee.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

Ryan Raposo tallies 5 points as Syracuse rallies to defeat Binghamton, 3-1Ryan Raposo tallies 5 points as Syracuse rallies to defeat Binghamton, 3-1

first_imgAfter a stunning opening goal by Binghamton’s Parker McKnight, Syracuse was desperate for a response but had to withstand continued pressure from the visitors. Five minutes after McKnight’s strike, the Bearcats had earned their third corner kick of the game. A second goal would demoralize the Orange in a first half that they dominated.Syracuse cleared the corner, and the ball landed at the feet of sophomore midfielder Ryan Raposo, who stood all alone on the right side of the field. As both teams hauled down the pitch for the counterattack, Raposo calmly continued his run and delivered a pinpoint looping cross over the head of a Binghamton defender.The perfectly-weighted ball fell to senior forward Massimo Ferrin, who neglected to take any more than one touch. The five-time goalscorer in 2018 wound up his right foot and crisply struck a one-time volley past a diving Bearcats goalkeeper Mats Roorda and into the bottom left corner.“One of Binghamton’s weapons is to throw a lot of numbers forward,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We caught them on a counter-attack from one of their own restarts. We’ve got some pace, it was about getting numbers forward. Massimo took the chance really well.”“I had time to think about it, the ball was coming right to my foot,” Ferrin said. “It’s just execution at that point.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe goal jumpstarted Syracuse (1-1) to outlast Binghamton (1-1), 3-1, in Monday night’s home opener at SU Soccer Stadium, earning its first win of the season. Ferrin’s volley was followed by two second-half goals by Raposo, his second and third of the season. The sophomore’s tidy finishes helped the Orange avoid going winless in their first two games of the season, something they haven’t done since 2010.Amy Nakamura | Co-Digital EditorSyracuse dominated possession in the first quarter-hour of the game but came away with nothing to show for it, as shots by Ferrin and Noah Singlemann sailed wide of and over the goal.With all its control in the opening stage, Syracuse primarily operated from the right side. Singelmann, John-Austin Ricks and Simon Triantafillou worked together on moves down the flank that ended twice in crosses by Ricks. But soon Binghamton began possessing the ball deeper and deeper into SU’s half, won two corners and eventually scored a stunning go-ahead goal.McKnight gathered the ball on the left side outside the penalty area, made a quick sidestep to the right that sent Triantafillou to the ground, and sent a beautifully curled strike into the top right corner of the goal. As the spinning effort flew in the air, SU goalkeeper Jake Leahy, making his season debut, could only watch and hope it sailed outside of the post. It didn’t, and the Bearcats, who finished 3-12-2 last season, had the lead.“I thought we were playing some good stuff,” McIntrye said. “It was the second phase of a restart, but give (McKnight) credit, we gave him probably a yard too much space. It was a wonderful finish from him.”Ferrin’s equalizer shifted the momentum back in the Orange’s favor, which they rode out until the closing seconds of the first half.Less than a minute before the halftime whistle, McKnight came close to giving the Bearcats the lead again, but Leahy got low and deflected the shot out for a corner for his first save of the game. The chance came against the run of play, as SU dominated the end of the first half. The Orange rang off five shots (two on goal) in the final 10 minutes before halftime, ending the half with 12 (six on goal) total to the Bearcats’ three.“We needed to take our chances more ruthlessly,” McIntyre said.Syracuse registered the first chance of the second half, in part thanks to the new grass installed at SU Soccer Stadium. As midfielder Brian Hawkins charged into the left side of the penalty area, a wrong-footed Binghamton defender slipped, opening up space for him to shoot. All game, players from both teams lost their footing on the slick surface, but Hawkins’ attack was the only time it led to a chance.With a half-hour remaining, the ball found Raposo behind the Binghamton backline. The sophomore midfielder controlled the ball and drilled a side-footed finish to the right of Roorda. The strike gave the Orange a 2-1 advantage, their first lead of the night.“It was a great team effort, I just happened to be on the end of two great plays tonight,” Raposo said. “[The first goal] I heard my teammate calling for it, he had an amazing finish so he’s making me look good. Then the second one, it just happened so quickly.”Eleven minutes later, Bearcats forward Noah Luescher squeaked through on goal in what was Binghamton’s best chance of the second half. With just Leahy between him and the goal, Luescher churned forward, but his pace was not enough. Moments before Luescher wound up to strike the ball, SU center back Nyal Higgins lunged forward and blocked the shot, preserving the Orange’s one-goal lead.Raposo added to his stat line on the night with 10 minutes left, sealing the win for SU. This time coming from the right side, Raposo found himself wide open 10 yards out, where Ferrin found him for what was a ground pass into the bottom left corner.“We have very similar playing styles, we love playing with each other,” Ferrin said of his on-field relationship with Raposo. “I think he enjoys playing with me, too. Our chemistry is only going to get better.”In Raposo’s few seconds before being mobbed by his teammates, the sophomore let out an emphatic yell and fist pump. After scoring Syracuse’s sole goal from the penalty spot in Friday’s 3-1 loss at Georgetown, Raposo had led the Orange to their first win of the season.“Getting those first three points are huge,” Raposo said. “I’m happy to score, but I’m happier to win.” Comments Published on September 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Airports Authority of Jamaica to ink MOU with Atlanta’s Airport.Airports Authority of Jamaica to ink MOU with Atlanta’s Airport.

first_imgThe Government of Jamaica is set to ink a Sister Airport Cooperation Agreement between the world’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta Georgia, and Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ).According to Director of International Business at the Hartsfield –Jackson Airport Mrs. Alrene Richards Barr the purpose of signing this memorandum of understanding is to establish a Sister Airport Cooperation Agreement, for the purpose of promoting and sharing industry best practices, ideas and information. Focus will be placed on growing cargo and passenger industries, airport planning and development, as well as sharing market research. Through this agreement, both airports will work together to promote air traffic and other aeronautical and non-aeronautical commercial and marketing processes and activities. These goals will be realized through the formation of technical working groups and the facilitation of exchange educational visits, and more, in order to ensure the mutual success of this program she said.The cooperation agreement follows the Atlanta City Council’s authorization of the creation of a ‘Sister Airport Programme’ on April 20, 2015, along the lines of the much heralded Sister Cities Programme.Atlanta has been a Sister City to Montego Bay for just under forty years.The signing of the MOU will take place at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, where the Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry; The President of the Airports Authority of Jamaica Audley Deidrick , and Consul General of Jamaica to the Southeastern United States Franz Hall are expected to represent Jamaica.Atlanta’s airport will be represented by its Acting General Manager Greg Richardson and Mayor Kasim Reid’s Chief of Staff Candace L. Byrd.last_img read more

Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino propertiesMansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties

first_img Submit Mansion Group has expanded its lead technology supplier agreement with Playtech Plc, adding a further sportsbook platform for its Casino.com property.The product and services extension follows Mansion renewing contract terms with Playtech as its lead technology and platform supplier for a further five-years.Updating stakeholders, Mansion confirmed that it seeks to expand Casino.com’s capacity by adding new sportsbook components, alongside further Playtech sports-related inventory including the firm’s HD Virtual Sports inventory.Karel Manasco, Chief Executive Officer at Mansion, said: “We are very excited to grow our long-standing partnership with Playtech, their proven expertise enables us to offer the ultimate experience for our players. The addition of their digital sportsbook will provide our customers with a seamless, multi-gaming platform; the very best in online gaming, all under one roof.”Further partnership developments will see Playtech supply a sportsbook product extension for Mansion’s flagship MansionCasino brand later this year.Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer at Playtech, said: “We are delighted to continue to support Mansion in their position as market leaders. This is a further step in the evolution of our strong long-term partnership, and we are excited to be part of their growth. Together, we can support them in delivering an even more personalised, responsible player experience, and look forward to seeing continued success across markets in the coming years.” Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Son of former Angels pitcher Bert Blyleven tried to save people from Las Vegas shooterSon of former Angels pitcher Bert Blyleven tried to save people from Las Vegas shooter

first_imgTodd Blyleven, whose father Bert pitched for the Angels in a career that landed him in the Hall of Fame, was among those trying to save people from gunfire in Las Vegas on Sunday night, according to the Washington Post.The younger Blyleven told the Post that he and his friends helped guide people to safety when the shots began.“Young girls and guys, older folks. Just people walking out of a country concert with bullet holes,” he recalled. “Everybody was just trying to do whatever they could to get these poor people out of the gunfire.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lakers show determination to stay ahead in the WestLakers show determination to stay ahead in the West

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“That kind of honestly, subliminally helped me just lock in and be ready to go if my number was called,” he said. “And it was.”The last game before the All-Star break is generally not a shining example of the best a team can be. Players and coaches can be caught thinking ahead to vacation, preparing for the final six-week sprint to the playoffs. Focus wanes. Execution falls off.If the Lakers (41-12) had shown less effort than usual against Denver, it wouldn’t have been appreciated by fans, but it might have been understood. But the front-runners of the West had no intention of letting the Nuggets get any closer in the standings, finishing them off with a 120-116 overtime win.James said the Lakers are not concerned about leading the West: “We just play the game the right way. We don’t talk about it.”But context clues paint a different picture: James’ 32-point triple-double, in which he said he tried to bring “laser focus.” Anthony Davis’ late defense on Nikola Jokic, which held the All-Star big man to 0 for 5 in the fourth quarter and overtime. The bench efforts of Dwight Howard and Caruso, who fueled a 19-2 second-quarter run that saved the game from becoming forgettable. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed DENVER — The No. 1 seed? LeBron James claims the Western Conference-leading Lakers never talk about it.At least James did not talk about it before Wednesday night’s game against the No. 2 Nuggets, a team that was three games behind in the standings. His teammates gathered context clues, like when he dressed in his jersey 80 minutes before tip-off.There were no jokes or smiles, they said. There was no warmth.Alex Caruso, who had not played substantial minutes the game before, said it cast a tone for the whole locker room. Kent State pledged Wednesday to offer four years of tuition and one year of room and board to that first class of students, matching a previous offer by the University of Akron for the class of academically eligible students from the 193-person class. As long as the students meet their academic standards and complete mandated community service hours, they’ll be able to attend one of the two Ohio universities without going out of pocket for tuition costs.That concept of educational choice is one that James values – the driving force behind all of his foundation’s initiatives.“I just know that so many kids in my community just don’t have many options,” James said Wednesday night. “So for me to be in a position where I could give these kids an option, decide what they want to do with their future. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Other Lakers were more willing to talk about it. It was the Lakers’ second win in Pepsi Center, which the team believes will be a psychological advantage if they do end up drawing the Nuggets in the playoffs. Especially if they seize home-court advantage, the onus is on Denver to turn around the precedent – which is no small amount of pressure.“It sets the tone,” veteran guard Avery Bradley said. “Playing at home, and then come here. I think in a way, they’re already defeated, seeing that we already beat them twice on their own court.”That could be the case for almost any team the Lakers face in the West. The only current top-eight Western Conference team they don’t have a winning record against is the Clippers (0-2). The Nuggets, Jazz, Rockets, Mavericks, Thunder and Grizzlies have not beaten the Lakers on their own floor.Coach Frank Vogel said he was most impressed that the energy to close out the pre-All-Star break portion of the season emanated from his two stars, who have less of a break than anyone.“You could just tell (LeBron) was really, really locked in and this was not a foot-out-the-door toward the break kind of game, that he was going to have a playoff mindset to it and he showed that all throughout the game,” he said. “The last game before the break a lot of times, especially you’re on the road, tough environment, guys will try and compete but sometimes it’s not the best effort. But those two guys were special tonight.”JAMES’ FOUNDATION OFFERS TUITION TO I PROMISE STUDENTS AT KENT STATEWhile LeBron James cut the ribbon on the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, 18 months ago, the I Promise Network has been active for years through his LeBron James Family Foundation. Now the oldest generation of those students, high school juniors, will have another college option.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PA/GettyAdvertisement 95yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1y8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E83vyv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2lmwWould you ever consider trying this?😱utnjCan your students do this? 🌚3uwrhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused major sporting events around the world to face cancellation and postponement, and cricket is no exception. Many international series and tournaments have been either suspended or dropped as to safeguard the players, staffs and fans from a possible contamination- and the players are now in self-isolation, away from the pitch. However, English cricketer Ben Stokes has found a new activity up his sleeve, as he is about to test his driving skills against many revered Formula 1 drivers in the motorsport’s new eSports variant: the Virtual Grand Prix!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/GettyAs many F1 GPs have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the idea of a virtual grand prix was picked up in mid-march, as to let the supporters continue to enjoy the races virtually, as the drivers pit themselves in the official F1 2019 PC video game, developed and published by Codemasters.The Bahrain Grand Prix took place as the sports’ first eSports event on 22nd March, which was won by Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou of the Renault F1 team.Advertisement Stokes, the superstar English cricketer will join up for the Red Bull Racing team, alongside Thai-British driver Alexander Albon for the upcoming Virtual Vietnam GP this weekend.The 2019 World Cup winning all rounder will be pitted against the stalwarts of F1 racing, such as the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Christian Lundgaard and George Russell this Sunday, who will be joining the virtual event from their homes.Advertisement However, as the Hanoi Street Circuit is not available in the F1 2019 game, the Vietnam GP will be played in the Albert Park semi-street circuit of Australia.The grid order will be determined through an 18-minute qualifying session, and the main race will be 28-laps.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disturbance in the 2020 calendar year for F1. Starting from the cancellation of the season opener Australian Grand Prix, the Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix all had to be either postponed. The Monaco Grand Prix also faced cancellation.There have been over 961,000 positive cases of Coronations around the world till date, along with 49,165 deaths.Also read-Jasprit Bumrah explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his role modelWimbledon 2020 shuts down amid Coronavirus pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more

Dennis Rodman benched by Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?Dennis Rodman benched by Yao Ming at Pyongyang friendly?

first_imgUFC boss: Nurmagomedov won’t be stripped of title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Today’s friendly match will be a display of top basketball skills and the great sportsmanship of all the players from both of our countries,” Kim Il Guk, the North Korean minister of sports, said before the game began.After a period of frosty ties, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited China three times this year, and traditional proclamations of friendship between the two neighbors have been resurrected.Speculation continues as to whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea in return.Yao Ming, who at 7′6″ (2.29 meters) was one of the tallest players in the NBA, is the head of China’s Basketball Association.He arrived with a high-level delegation on Monday that includes China’s equivalent of a sports minister.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Senior ruling party officials turned up for the game, but Kim, who was famously serenaded with the birthday song by Rodman in Pyongyang in January 2014, didn’t attend.On the court, Chinese female basketball players who are visiting Pyongyang this week mixed together with North Korean female players to form two teams, called “Friendship” and “Unity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, by the North Korean government, Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming, center rear, poses for a group photo with Chinese and North Korean basketball players after their friendly match in Pyongyang, North Korea. Chinese female basketball players who are visiting Pyongyang this week mixed together with North Korean female players to form two teams, called “Friendship,” in red, and “Unity,” in white, as part of a high-profile sports exchange between the two countries intended to help thaw ties that had been growing chilly over the past year. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” wh Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)The Unity team won the match, 107 to 106.Yao Ming, towering over everyone else in the stadium, congratulated the players at the end of the game. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Retired American professional basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the press from the Regent hotel following the US-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYPYONGYANG, North Korea — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming?The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, on Tuesday as Chinese and North Korean basketball players held a friendly match, part of a high-profile sports exchange between the two countries intended to help thaw ties that had been growing chilly over the past year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Relentless Folayang seizes ‘rare’ chance in regaining ONE titleRelentless Folayang seizes ‘rare’ chance in regaining ONE title

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took a year for Eduard Folayang to reclaim the ONE world lightweight title and he did it in a way that can only be described as methodical madness.Folayang was an absolute mad man when he pummeled Singapore’s Amir Khan in five rounds to win the lightweight strap, the same title he lost to Martin Nguyen in a shock knockout loss on Nov. 10, 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 35-year-old Filipino fighting icon then proceeded to shower Khan (11-4) with elbows and punches but the Evolve MMA star was able to hang on until the bell.What followed next in the last three rounds was a master class of striking that saw Folayang punish Khan in every way possible.Folayang became the fourth member of Team Lakay to get a ONE Championship world title in 2018 following Geje Eustaquio (flyweight), Joshua Pacio (strawweight), and Kevin Belingon (bantamweight).“This is a rare opportunity to stand with my fellow champions tonight and I’m grateful for my coach and teammates that we have these belts.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And if Folayang had some pent up aggression for more than 365 days, what he displayed in the co-main event of the card was pure calculated chaos.“When I saw that he got hurt, I looked for the finish but I think I tensed up during that moment and the time was very short for me to finish him off,” said Folayang in Filipino after the Conquest of Champions card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He was able to cope in the later rounds.”Folayang (21-6) executed a perfect take down late in the second when he caught Khan’s flying knee slamming the Singaporean to the mat. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal GALLERY: Folayang, Vera victorious in ONE ‘Conquest of Champions’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more