Brown was harshly given his marching orders in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium when his sliding tackle on Charlie Adam was deemed worthy of a straight red by referee Kevin Friend. Sunderland appealed against the decision, as well as the three-match ban that would have gone with it, and the Football Association duly confirmed that the sending-off had been overturned. Press Association “Everyone goes through spells when they find it hard,” the Scot said. “That’s tough, then you make a decision do you bring him off, or you don’t start him. But you’re doing it for the benefit of him as well. “He’ll come through it, honestly. You can never guarantee anybody anything. But, as a footballer, he’ll definitely come through it.” And fellow Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has also backed Benteke to turn around his form sooner rather than later. “I’ve been through it before when I’ve played as a striker,” he said. “You go through these spells when you feel like everyone’s on your back, the goals don’t come. But Christian’s a quality player, he’s got a big, strong personality and the goals will come. “It’s down to us as a team to keep creating the chances for him.” Wes Brown was happy to be able to play his part in Sunderland’s goalless draw at Aston Villa having seen his controversial red card at Stoke rescinded upon appeal. That cleared the way for centre-back Brown to line up on Saturday at Villa Park, where he helped Sunderland keep a clean sheet and climb off the foot of the Barclays Premier League table with only their second away point of the season. Speaking about an eventful past 10 days, Brown said: “They looked at it and it has been rescinded so I’m all happy now and we can move on. “Obviously, I didn’t think it was a sending-off. I’ve watched it a few times now and I still think I won the ball and my two feet were on the floor. “But it was a decision and the referee has either not seen it or seen it late and we have to get on with it now.” Brown and central defensive partner John O’Shea kept Villa striker Christian Benteke quiet all afternoon as his goal drought stretched into a seventh successive game. Since returning from a month on the sidelines with a hip injury, the Belgium international has looked a shadow of the player who scored five goals in his first five games of this season to add to the 23 he bagged last term. An uninspiring performance against the Black Cats ended when Benteke was substituted before full-time, to a murmur of ironic cheers from the home faithful. But Villa boss Paul Lambert has backed his prized asset to come good.
It seemed to be going to plan for Juventus when it took the lead three minutes before halftime. A defensive header out came straight to De Ligt and he took one touch before firing powerfully into the bottom left corner.However, Nestorovski leveled seven minutes after the restart when he headed in Ken Sema’s cross.Both sides struggled to create clear scoring opportunities but, just as it seemed headed for a draw, Fofana burst downfield from near the halfway line and slotted past Wojciech Szczęsny.TOP SCORERCiro Immobile boosted his hopes of finishing the season as the league’s top scorer with the winning goal in Lazio’s 2-1 victory against Cagliari. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappMILAN (AP) — Juventus missed a chance to clinch a record-extending ninth straight Italian league title as it lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Udinese on Thursday.Ilija Nestorovski canceled out Matthijs de Ligt’s opener and Seko Fofana grabbed the winner in second-half stoppage time to keep Juve’s celebrations on ice.“We lost order, even after the draw, because we wanted to win at all costs,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said. “In this way we took the game to a dangerous level, and after the 90th minute, we lost it.” Juventus loses 2-1 at Udinese, fails to secure Serie A title Immobile finished off a brilliant pass from Luis Alberto on the hour mark for his 31st goal of the season, one more than Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.His goal came five minutes after Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno had pushed Immobile’s effort out off the post.Sergej Milinković-Savić had netted the equalizer for Lazio with a powerful volley shortly after the break. Giovanni Simeone’s effort was deflected in on the stroke of halftime to give Cagliari the lead.The victory secured Lazio a spot in next season’s Champions League with the capital side now guaranteed at least fourth place in Serie A.___ Juventus remained six points clear of second-place Atalanta and can secure the title with a win over Sampdoria on Sunday.It could even be crowned earlier, if Atalanta loses at AC Milan on Friday and Inter fails to win at Genoa on Saturday.“In this period we are physically and mentally tired, and it is a problem common to all,” Sarri said. “For this reason, being aggressive is something more tiring and, therefore, now what matters most is order … It is difficult to keep it throughout the match and sometimes, like today, we lose it.”The points could prove crucial for Udinese as it went seven points clear of the relegation zone, with three rounds remaining.Juventus knew a victory at Udinese would secure the title as the Bianconeri hold the tiebreaker over Atalanta courtesy of a better head-to-head record. July 23, 2020 Associated Press More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
JAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoThe 2008-09 UW men’s hockey schedule was announced Tuesday,and on paper it appears the Badgers will have their work cut out for them.Wisconsin will open up the new season against the defendingchampion Eagles of Boston College on the road Oct. 10. Mike Eaves’ team willthen make the trek to Durham, N.H., to take on New Hampshire, winners of theHockey East regular-season title, the following evening.Michigan State, the national champions from two seasons ago,and Michigan will also travel to Madison to take part in the College HockeyShowcase Nov. 28 and 29. The Wolverines, who held the No. 1 ranking at the endof the regular season, claimed the CCHA championship and advanced to the NCAA’sFrozen Four before being defeated 5-4 by Notre Dame in overtime. In last year’sShowcase, UW fell 3-2 to the Wolverines and tied the Spartans 4-4. Both gameswere played on the road.In the annual Badger Hockey Showdown, Wisconsin will playhost to Harvard, Alabama-Huntsville and Lake Superior State. That tournamentwill run Dec. 27-28 at the Kohl Center. Last year’s Showdown saw Colgate,Bowling Green and Northeastern visit Wisconsin. The Badgers skated to a 2-2 tiein their game against Colgate and topped Bowling Green 5-3.The only other nonconference matchup on the docket is atwo-game home series against Northern Michigan the first weekend in January.Highlighting the list of road trips Wisconsin will be makingare a two-game series in Grand Forks against North Dakota — the team thateliminated the Badgers from the NCAA tournament this year — at Ralph EnglestadArena and a lengthy flight up north for a faceoff against Alaska-Anchorage.In all, 20 of UW’s 36 games in the regular season will beplayed against teams that made the NCAA tournament. It will also have six gamesagainst Frozen Four participants — North Dakota, Michigan and Boston College.The WCHA Final Five is again set to be played at the XcelEnergy Center in St. Paul, Minn., from March 13-15. The NCAA’s regional gamewill be held in Minneapolis, Manchester, N.H., Grand Rapids, Mich., andBridgeport, Conn. The Verizon Center in Washington D.C. will host the FrozenFour April 9-11.
FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 22:13 IST NBA Issues Statement Of Regret After Rockets Owner’s Anti-China Tweet NBA said that it regretted any offence caused by Houston Rockets owner Daryl Morey’s tweet. He had tweeted in support of the pro-democracy protestors in China. COMMENT The NBA released a statement after Houston Rockets owner Daryl Morey set a storm in China by posting an image on Twitter that read, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” READ | Hong Kong Protests: People March Against Government’s Ban On Masks’Statement by Morey is regretable’The NBA statement read “We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable. While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them. We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope that sports and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.”READ | Hong Kong Police Shoots A Teen Protester For Rioting And AssaultingDaryl Morey later deleted his tweet, but the story did not die down. The Chinese Basketball Association said that it would suspend all ties with the Texas-based team. The Chinese consulate in Houston also released a statement, which said ” We expressed shock and strong dissatisfaction with the fact that Rockets general manager Morey made a false statement about Hong Kong. He has already made solemn representations to the Rockets asking the team to clarify, correct the mistakes immediately, and take practical measures to eliminate the bad effects.” The statement took a more political turn later, “At present, the fight against violence and the restoration of the order are the broadest consensuses and the strongest appeal of all sectors of society in Hong Kong. Anyone with a conscience should support the efforts of the Hong Kong SAR Government to maintain social stability in Hong Kong.”READ | Hong Kong: Teen Protester Shot By Police Will Face Criminal ChargesSevere backlash through multiple channelsMorey’s tweet referred to the protests that have been going on for months where protestors are asking for rights to gain independence. Over time, the subject of these protests has broadened. The NBA and the Rockets have already faced results of the backlash. The merchandise of the Rockets is no longer visible on the Chinese platform Taobao. Another Chinese sporting goods brand said that it was suspending all ties with the team because of the statements by the Morey. Streaming and news partners have stopped covering the team as well. READ | How Cutting-Edge Technology Helps Basketball Players Shoot Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th October, 2019 22:13 IST Devarshi mankad LIVE TV
Wiraya and A GAME ABOVE: Partnering to produce full lifecycle potential July 1, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Having joined SBTech just three weeks ago, Gavin Isaacs has already set about using his 20 years of high-level gaming experience to bolster the company’s US presence.We spoke to Isaacs about how his experience with Scientific Games, Bally and SHFL Entertainment can be translated into success for his new employers, what convinced him to join the SBTech project, and where he sees the biggest growth opportunity for the company.SBC: We understand you were approached by several companies after leaving Scientific Games. What convinced you to join the SBTech project?GI: I had run several large land-based gaming companies and asked myself whether I wanted to do it again. After a great deal of thought, I felt that I needed to look to the future and assess where I could make an impact within an area where I believe the industry is heading, and that is online with sports initially being the main driver.I went to ICE last year and saw everything that was on offer, but I was really impressed with SBTech’s technology, it’s people and senior management team, its approach and fast moving, aggressive expansion plans. I then met with the founder and we shared a common view of the future, of the industry and the business, and it was a very easy decision to make.The industry landscape today is changing faster than ever, and the future is very much online. You shouldn’t underestimate the big suppliers on the land-based side as they’re going to play a significant role in shaping how things evolve, but there are some great companies out there such as SBTech that have already made huge progress in all the key regulated markets, and that are going to continue to make huge inroads across new and emerging jurisdictions such as the US; an area where I have significant expertise from my time with Scientific Games, Bally and SHFL Entertainment and where I feel I can really add value.SBC: What can you bring with you from your time with Bally and Scientific Games to enhance what is already a hugely successful global business?GI: This is a non-executive role, but I don’t intend to sit back. The first thing I’ve done is to travel to all the SBTech offices in Bulgaria, Tel Aviv, Kiev and finishing in London to meet with various executives and teams to understand the products more so I can then sit down with the rest of the management team to help shape the business’s strategy.I’ll be using my previous experience to help the company navigate regulated markets, in particular the US, regulated US states and those states that are considering opening in the coming months and years. My extensive global contacts are going to be a significant advantage, while I’ll also help to mentor teams and make sure we’re doing the right thing and approach things in the right way.SBC: What do you hope SBTech can achieve in the US this year? And where do you see the biggest growth opportunity for the company?GI: The company entered the US very early on, as soon as the Paspa legislation was repealed. It has signed several significant strategic partnerships with brands in New Jersey and Mississippi and it has several others in the pipeline ready to announce.The potential is huge, and SBTech is investing significantly in its technology and infrastructure on the ground to enable it to maximise this long-term opportunity. Being based in Las Vegas and having worked here for several years across many of the industry’s largest suppliers I will be able to use my knowledge of the US market to support and grow the company’s US expansion.There are lots of ways to expand the business and we haven’t sat down to discuss this yet. These are kinds of things we’ll talk about and we will explore all the possibilities. I’ve run different size companies in America and from my experience we need to put in place the right infrastructure and support systems and personnel, ensure we have the right licences which is key in the States, and we must be very committed which SBTech is and has been from the get-go. We must also pick the targets and make the right strategic moves.SBC: How do you set about shaping the sportsbook platform to enable SBTech’s partners to rival the early sports betting pace setters in New Jersey?GI: These are early days for me so I can’t comment on specifics but the offerings I’ve seen living and working in Vegas have not been up to scratch. There is still a long way to go. You must bring the market with you and we need to recognise that it won’t change overnight. It’s been a very good start, with impressive initial figures coming from New Jersey that has gone the whole hog and regulated internet gaming which I think is the right decision.It won’t be long before other states open and, once we see that, there will be a wave. SBTech is perfectly positioned to take advantage of stateside expansion with its proven track record of success across more than 20 regulated territories and a highly flexible product offering that can be tailored and localised to any market.SBTech will be exhibiting at Betting on Sports America from 23-25 April in New Jersey / New York. Betting on Sports America is the largest sports betting conference & exhibition, present ing175 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions and three conference rooms. The 61,000 sq ft large exhibition will bring delegates 60 exhibitors, world class hospitality and the very best networking and business opportunities. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alpena Township Fire Department and a private investigator classified Sunday’s Lakewood Drive house fire as an accident.Chief David Robbins said there were at least three different appliances. He’s referring to a coffee maker, lamp and fan that were plugged in and still in use.“When I say appliances, I’m referring to anything that’s powered by electrics,” said Robbins. “In this instance, the area of origin we found a least three of those things. All of which were energized at the time of the fire which had the potential to cause or be the ignition source.”The damage was so great, the township fire chief said investigators could not pin point which appliance set off the fire blaze.Robbins said, “something we can do here is pointing out to people the importance of when they leave home” is making sure unused appliances are unplugged.“You may shut them off, but even if they’re shut off, if they’re plugged in they’re still drawing power,” said the head of the Alpena Township Fire Department. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious New historical society works to preserve ‘lush’ historyNext How taxpayers are cheating themselves
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.”“There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement and that he believed the individual who was shot was armed. “It was the suspect who was shot,” Trump said.Trump said he was escorted to the Oval Office by the agent. The White House was placed on lockdown following the incident.The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. after a 51-year-old man approached a uniformed Secret Service officer near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House and told the officer he had a weapon, Tom Sullivan, chief of the Secret Service Uniformed Division, said Monday night.The man then turned around and “ran aggressively toward the officer, and in a drawing motion, removed an object from his clothing,” Sullivan said. The suspect then “crouched into a shooter’s stance, as if about to fire a weapon” before the officer shot the man once in the torso, he said.Sullivan would not answer any questions at a late-night news conference near the scene and did not say whether the suspect was armed.Both the suspect and the officer were taken to the hospital. The District of Columbia fire department said the suspect suffered serious or possibly critical injuries. Sullivan released no information about the officer.Law enforcement officials were still trying to determine the suspect’s motive and authorities were investigating whether he has a history of mental illness. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.“At no time during this incident was the White House complex breached or were any protectees in danger,” Sullivan said. The shooting has prompted an internal review by the Secret Service and is also being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department, a standard protocol.Trump praised the work of Secret Service personnel for their work in keeping him safe. Asked if he was shaken by the incident, Trump asked reporters: “I don’t know. Do I seem rattled?”https://youtu.be/WUU92Rft8AI
BOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–In what promises to be the best betting race of the weekend, trainer Carla Gaines’ Bolo, John Sadler’s Catapult and the Jeff Mullins-conditioned River Boyne head a wide-open field of 11 three year olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita on Saturday.BOLOOwner: Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc.Trainer: Carla GainesIdle for 23 months prior to running fifth here in a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance April 28, this 7-year-old gelding by Temple City then executed a gate to wire heist in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) on May 27, winning by 1 ¼ lengths over top local turf horse River Boyne at 32-1. Subsequently a well beaten eighth at 6-1 in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on turf Aug. 18, Bolo will be making his fourth start of the year over a course that’s seen him win five races from 10 tries.CATAPULTOwner: Woodford Racing LLCTrainer: John SadlerIdle since fifth, beaten three lengths as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar July 21, this 6-year-old full horse by Kitten’s Joy was fifth by a similar margin to Bolo two starts back in the Shoe Mile, a race in which no one could make up appreciable ground from off the pace. A multiple graded stakes winner and easily the leading money earner in the field with more than $1.5 million, Catapult could well go favored in the City of Hope Mile.RIVER BOYNEOwner: Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer: Jeff MullinsA gem of consistency over the past two years, this 4-year-old Irish-bred colt has been idle since finishing second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bolo in the Shoe Mile May 27 and looms extremely dangerous over a course that he adores. With six wins from nine tries over the Santa Anita lawn, River Boyne, who is 8-3-3-0 at one mile on turf, figures to get a stalking trip as he bids for his fourth graded stakes victory. THE GRADE II CITY OF HOPE MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTOhio–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–123Synchrony–Joe Talamo–125True Valor–Drayden Van Dyke–121Restrainedvengence–Martin Garcia–121Big Score–Mike Smith–121Catapult–Rafael Bejarano–121River Boyne–Ruben Fuentes–121Kingly–Mario Gutierrez–118Prince Earl–Geovanni Franco–125Andesh–Abel Cedillo–121Bolo–Tyler Baze–125First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Perpetual coach Sammy Acaylar managed to push the Altas to the cusp of their 11th NCAA men’s volleyball title.But that’s what scared the veteran mentor the most.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Fourth Mr. Basketball for Fajardo Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ “We tend to relax when we are ahead,” said Acaylar, many time national men’s team coach. “Now we have the momentum, but I have been in this situation many times before and I know anything can happen.”Perpetual tangles with Arellano in a no-tomorrow Game 3 for the championship Thursday at FilOil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Altas hacked out a 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16 victory in Game 2 last Monday to level the championship series.That was after the Chiefs ruled the opener, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, Friday. Perpetual is also seeking the crown in juniors division when it takes on Letran in Game 2 of their own series.Setter Warren Catipay got Perpetual offense going as he made 40 excellent sets in Game 2 that opened the firing lines for rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel, Ridzuan Muhali and Ronniel Rosales.“We just have to stick to our game plan and we’ll be okay,” said Acaylar.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The guys were making their shots, it was fun to watch.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Unified Korea team grab historic gold at Asian Games When the game gives you open teammates, you make scorers out of them and that was what Chris Banchero did when Alaska whipped TNT 125-96 in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Banchero found the open man more often than not as he dished out 14 assists that went with his 15 points in just three quarters, keeping his eyes peeled for those red jerseys moving and cutting around the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s easy to have that many assists when guys are on fire, all I got to do is to get the ball to them,” said Banchero Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We came out really strong and it was nice, we got four games in nine days so we want to get off to a good start.”Speaking of good starts, the Aces had one of the best starts this young conference has seen. The Aces rolled over the KaTropa like their lives depended on it with a blistering 35-13 first quarter, a period where Banchero had three passes that led to as many Simon Enciso triples and also one more assist for Nonoy Baclao’s layup just for good measure.Overall, Banchero found Enciso six times for open three-pointers and he also found Vic Manuel and import Mike Harris four times for layups.Bancero also tallied three assists off Ping Exciminiano’s shots.Despite his playmaking masterpiece, Banchero knows there’s still a room for improvement as they plan to move up from their 2-0 record.“There’s always room for improvement, we’ll watch film tomorrow and build from there, I don’t think we shot that well from the free throw line tonight,” said Banchero whose team went 10-of-17 from stripe. “We got to work on that if we want to be a championship team.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The old saying goes that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade and that can also be translated, loosely, into basketball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments