Caribbean officials to make pitch to AIBA for a Boxing Academy in Guyana

first_img– Ninvalle to attend AIBA Executive Committee in Dubai November 3 – 5FOLLOWING their meeting held in Georgetown last weekend, Caribbean Boxing officials will make a formal pitch to the sport’s world Governing Body, the International Boxing Association (AIBA), for a Caribbean Boxing Academy to be built in Guyana.President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle  will be formally making the proposal to AIBA at the body’s November 3 – 5 Executive Meeting in Dubai. Ninvalle is an Executive Committee Member, and was recently named on AIBA’s Executive Committee Bureau.Speaking with Chronicle Sport yesterday, Ninvalle explained that the idea to have Guyana as the regional home for the sport, is because of the country’s availability of land.“Preferably in the hinterland region, because the idea is for the fighters to be isolated so that they attention could be on boxing and boxing only” Ninvalle said when asked about where the proposed facility could be located.According to Ninvalle, the regional officials agreed to have the facility built in Guyana and that the idea actually came from the officials representing mainly Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.The American Boxing Confederation (AMBC) through their president, Osvaldo Rafael Bisbal, according to Ninvalle, called the proposal “a much-needed” item for Caribbean boxing, and that Guyana is the best suited location for the facility.Bisbal was in Guyana for last Saturday’s meeting, where the presidents from several countries gathered to discuss pertinent issues that are affecting the sport in the region and to collectively agree to certain principles with regards to the turmoil in AIBA.Bisbal, Ninvalle said, told the presidents that the Academy is something the AMBC will fully support.last_img read more

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Zidane Task Real to Use their Heads against Wolfsburg

first_img“We’re not going to win the game in 10 or 15 minutes, and they could really complicate things if they score a goal. Anything can happen in football, but we have to be concentrated from the first minute.“Above all we need to play football,” he added.“They (Wolfsburg) are going to start with intensity and we need the same intensity and it’s going to be decided with the ball, how much we fight and run. Everyone is going to do that but the most important thing is we play football.”Zidane confirmed striker Karim Benzema is fit to start after being forced off in the first half at the Wolfsburg Arena with a knee injury and missing Madrid’s 4-0 win over Eibar on Saturday.Former midfielder Zidane was part of the last Real team to overturn a first-leg defeat in a Champions League knockout round, inspiring a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in a quarter-final second leg in 2002 on their way to lifting the trophy.“I remember that we won the game, this club has always had extraordinary comebacks and tomorrow’s game is a chance for another one,” Zidane said. “I don’t need to say too much to the players because they know exactly what’s at stake. I’ve seen the faces of the players, they’re very focussed on the game and that’s the most important thing.”Asked if the difficulty of the task of beating Wolfsburg by at least three goals would make it easier to accept being knocked out of the competition, Zidane gave a defiant response.“This team is never prepared to not go through, we are always ready to continue and we always want to win more, we’re the team with the most European Cups for a reason,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane has warned his players to play with patience against VfL Wolfsburg when they try to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg.The Real players have cranked up the atmosphere before the match at the Bernabeu with defender Dani Carvajal saying it would be like a war, but Zidane is wary of his players becoming over-excited during the match.“There are a lot of messages about firing ourselves up but we need the opposite, it’s a hugely important game and we have to use our heads,” Zidane told a news conference yesterday.last_img read more

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Hinz, Guzman put Senior Day emotions aside to help lead Syracuse’s valiant comeback in win over Seton Hall

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 12, 2012 at 12:00 am Contact Jacob: jspramuk@syr.edu Zoe Guzman couldn’t hold back tears as she embraced Samantha Hinz in the Carrier Dome media room.Syracuse had lost close games all season by blowing leads and making mental errors.  After losses in the first two sets to Seton Hall on Sunday, Guzman and Hinz thought their last match would end in another disappointment. That was before the Orange won the last three sets with an energetic performance on Senior Day in the Carrier Dome.For Guzman and Hinz, their final match at Syracuse couldn’t have played out any better.“To have it in the Dome, be my last game, our last Big East game — it just all came together and it’s very surreal,” Hinz said.Guzman and Hinz took the Carrier Dome floor with their families before the match in the traditional Senior Day procession.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnce the match started, though, the magic of Senior Day vanished. Seton Hall outplayed the Orange in the first two sets, and Hinz admitted she was nervous.“Honestly, I was a little worried,” Hinz said. “I had a moment in my head when I was like, ‘This is it. This is it.’”Guzman said the losses in the first two sets were a “slap in the face.” She said the performance didn’t reflect the Orange’s potential, and a three-set loss wasn’t the way she wanted to go out.The Orange looked energized and enthusiastic in support of its seniors after the second set.“We were very excited and we found the fire. We came together as a team,” Guzman said. “When we got a point or made a mistake, everyone was there for you. It was just awesome.”Guzman and Hinz played well in their final match. Guzman, who spent much of the season on the bench behind sophomore Melina Violas, got the start and played in the majority of all five sets, tallying a game-high 31 digs.“I wasn’t thinking about the rest of the season,” Guzman said. “I knew I was getting this opportunity, and I really just wanted to redeem myself. I was pumped.”Hinz admitted she didn’t find her game until the third set. But once she got into a groove, Hinz made big plays for the Orange.Hinz made a kill in a competitive fourth set to give the Orange a 27-25 win. Seton Hall floated a lazy ball over the net and she sent it to the floor with two hands.“It’s always awesome to do that, especially in a game like this,” Hinz said.Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin said Guzman and Hinz played well in the Orange’s comeback. He said he’s seen seniors lose focus under the emotions of their last game, but Guzman and Hinz remained focused and channeled their emotions positively in the match’s last three sets.“Sometimes the emotions will make you react faster or play better,” Yelin said. “But they did what they had to do to help the team win today.”This victory ends a disappointing season on a positive note. For Guzman, the match showed her how she’s grown in her senior year. Though Guzman and her teammates have struggled this year, she was satisfied with Sunday’s conclusion.“I think I’ve grown so much mentally and physically over the course of this season,” Guzman said. “And because we beat them, they’re not going to the Big East tournament. The odds were against us, but we beat them.” Commentslast_img read more

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Israpalooza

first_imgChristine Yoo | Daily TrojanAlison Levine (left), associate director of USC Hillel, waits patiently as Julia Dwyer (right), a sophomore majoring in industrial and systems engineering, finishes a henna tattoo during Tuesday’s event, which  took place in McCarthy Quad. Israpalooza celebrated the 66th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day.last_img

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Florida State’s home runs plague Syracuse in 6-5 series finale loss

first_imgAlexa Romero nibbled. Her first three pitches of the at-bat sailed low and away for balls. Down 3-0, the left-hander threw the next pitch closer to the zone. Jessica Warren took advantage. The Seminoles clean-up hitter reached down to drive the ball straight over the center field fence.For the third time in as many games, Syracuse exited the top half of the first inning trailing. Twice due to the long ball.“(Warren) hurt us all weekend,” Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said. “We tried this and we tried that. If you look at those pitches from the center field view, some of them are literally off the plate and she still took them out.”The home run was the Seminoles’ ninth in the last 13 innings. No. 2 Florida State (38-1-1, 18-0 Atlantic Coast) hit two more balls out of SU Softball Stadium on Sunday to sweep the three-game series with a 6-5 victory over Syracuse (19-15, 3-9) . After allowing eight hits and 12 runs in the first game of the weekend, Romero responded in the series finale. The freshman held Florida State, the nation’s top hitting team with a .367 overall team average, to just five hits.Three of them left the stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe top of the third inning began well. In just eight pitches, Romero forced two easy outs, the latter of which came on a high fly ball to center field.As Jessica Warren struck an outside pitch to right field on the ensuing at-bat, Kelsey Johnson tracked the ball. She floated back as the ball carried. Appearing to be underneath the ball, the right fielder ran out of real estate. She stopped against the fence and turned and watched the ball travel over the protective netting. It was Warren’s fourth home run of the series, bumping the Florida State lead to 4-0.“That was just unbelievable,” Romero said. “That was a way outside pitch. I don’t know how she hit it. Just good hitting on her part.”Romero recovered. She enticed Sydney Broderick with a high fastball for strike three. In the fourth, she worked the corners. She beat Alex Powers with an outside curve, then caught Cali Harrod looking on the same pitch for another strikeout. Romero finished off the side with a tight inside pitch. As the umpire signaled the third strikeout of the inning, Romero let loose an emphatic fist pump and sprinted to the dugout for high-fives from her teammates.Just when Syracuse pushed the nation’s second ranked team back on its heels, the ball left the park again. At the start of the sixth inning, Syracuse didn’t pitch to Jessica Warren. The Seminoles’ home run leader walked freely to first base.Even still, the end result was the same. Romero attempted to pitch outside to Harrod, but the righty attacked the ball. Romero turned and followed the ball with her eyes. As the ball carried over the right field fence, the pitcher’s head sank, she kicked the dirt around with her feet, and Syracuse trailed once again.The final home run on Sunday was the 13th allowed by Romero in her last nine appearances, all in ACC play. The rest of the SU pitching staff has allowed only nine all season.“I’m guessing Florida State is happy to hit in this ballpark,” Bosch said. “Balls were going out like the air was thin or something.” Comments Published on April 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Betfred extends Playtech SSBT partnership

first_img Omni-channel sports betting solutions provider Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has agreed to continue supplying its self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) to Betfred after the duo extended their long-term partnership.The contract, which now runs until the end of December 2021, will continue to cover the operator’s high street shops throughout the UK.Mark Stebbings, Group Chief Operating Officer at Betfred Group commented on the extended agreement: “Self-service betting has quickly become an integral part of our retail estate’s offering and we’re thrilled to be extending our agreement with PBS through to 2021.“Our partnership with them means we can continue to provide our customers with an increasing number of excellent in-shop betting options via PBS’ SSBTs; all proven to drive footfall and incremental revenue.”The extension to the partnership will help strengthen Betfred’s entire retail betting shop portfolio, allowing punters to access the latest sporting events and information direct to shop customers, alongside thousands of pre-match and in-play betting opportunities.Lee Drabwell, Regional Manager UK, ROI, Belgium and Italy at Playtech BGT Sports, added: “We’re delighted to be extending our deal with Betfred and look forward to continuing to deliver the latest sporting events and information directly to their customers’ fingertips via our award-winning SSBTs.“With an action-packed summer of football ahead, we’re confident that 2020 will prove to be another record-breaking year for PBS as we deliver the most modern, digitised, in-shop user experience available on the market.” Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020 Submit Share Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020last_img read more

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Emirates FA Cup R5: Norwich eliminate Spurs on penalties after 1-1 draw

first_img Source: BBC Tim Krul was the hero by saving two penalties as Norwich beat Tottenham in a shootout after a 1-1 draw to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 28 years.Norwich were on the back foot in the penalty shootout when Kenny McLean’s first kick was saved by Michel Vorm, but Erik Lamela hit the crossbar for Spurs with Troy Parrott and Gedson Fernandes seeing their efforts pushed away by Krul.The Dutch goalkeeper, who took his time to set himself before each kick, sprinted to the opposite end of the ground to celebrate with the 9,000 joyous travelling supporters in the away end.At the same time Spurs defender Eric Dier was involved in a confrontation in the stands after being “insulted” by a fan.Tottenham had actually taken the lead early on through Jan Vertonghen, as the Belgium defender rose highest to powerfully head in from Giovani lo Celso’s superb cross.But they were forced back by Norwich as the visitors caused plenty of problems – Emiliano Buendia and Lukas Rupp both forcing stand-in goalkeeper Vorm into making sharp saves.Having looked like being left frustrated, the Canaries got a deserved equaliser on 78 minutes as Josip Drmic bundled in from close range after Vorm spilled Kenny McLean’s drive.At the other end, the hosts could have won it with five minutes of normal time remaining but Serge Aurier saw his low shot cleared off the line by the retreating Ben Godfrey. With no further goals in extra time, Norwich made it a night to remember.Daniel Farke’s side will host the winner of Thursday’s tie between Derby and Manchester United in the quarter-finals.last_img read more

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NFL Draft 2019 trade roundup: Tracking every single one of the record 39 deals

first_img1. The Steelers acquire the No. 10 pick from the Broncos and take inside linebacker Devin Bush out of Michigan. The Broncos received the No. 20 pick along with No. 52 and a third-round pick in 2020. The Broncos took tight end Noah Fant with the 20th pick they got from Pittsburgh.2. The Packers acquire the 21st pick from the Seahawks and take defensive back Darnell Savage out of Maryland. Seattle received the 30th pick, along with picks 114 and 118, in return. The Seahawks took defensive end L.J. Collier with the 29th pick.3. The Eagles move up to No. 22 and take offensive tackle Andre Dillard out of Washington State. The Ravens received pick No. 25, along with No. 125 and 197. Baltimore took wide receiver Marquise Brown out of Oklahoma with the 25th pick.4. The Redskins move up to No. 26 in a deal with the Colts and take linebacker Montez Sweat out of Mississippi State. Sweat ran the fastest 40-time (4.41) for a defensive lineman since 2006 this year. The Colts received the 46th pick and a 2020 second rounder.5. The Giants trade up to No. 30 and take Jim Thorpe Award winner Deandre Baker out of Georgia. The Seahawks received pick No. 37, along with 132 and 142, in return.6. The Falcons traded up to No. 31 and took offensive tackle Kaleb McGary out of Washington. The Rams received picks No. 45 and No. 79 in return. Atlanta also received the 203rd pick in the deal from Los Angeles.Day 2Second Round1. Raiders trade No. 35 pick to Jaguars who take offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor. Oakland received the 38th pick along with No. 140 and No. 235. Jacksonville also got the No. 109 pick in the deal.2. Panthers trade up to No. 37 and grab Greg Little, a tackle out of Ole Miss. The Seahawks received picks No. 47 and No. 77 in return.3. Bills acquire pick No. 38 from the Raiders and grab offensive tackle Cody Ford out of Oklahoma. Oakland received picks No. 40 and 158 in return.4. Broncos trade up to pick No. 42 from the Bengals and acquire quarterback Drew Lock. Cincinnati received in return picks No. 52, 125 and 182.5. Patriots trade up to No. 45 and select JoeJuan Williams, a cornerback out of Vanderbilt. The Rams received picks No. 56 and 101 in return.6. Browns trade up to No. 46 and grab cornerback Greedy Williams out of LSU. The Colts received picks No. 49 and 144 in the deal.7. Dolphins trade No. 48 pick to the Saints who took Erik McCoy, a center out of Texas A&M. Miami received in return picks No. 62 and 202 as well as a 2020 second-round pick.8. Chiefs trade up to pick No. 56 and take wide receiver Mecole Hardman out of Georgia. The Rams received picks No. 61 and 167 in return.9. Cardinals acquire the No. 62 pick and another in 2020 from the Dolphins and take Andy Isabella. Part of this deal included Josh Rosen making his way to Miami in return.Third Round1. Rams trade up to No. 70 and take running back Darrell Henderson out of Memphis. The Buccaneers received the 94th and 99th picks in return.2. Bears trade up to No. 73 and get running back David Montgomery out of Iowa State. The Patriots received picks 87 and 162 in addition to a 2020 fourth round pick.3. Lions acquire pick No. 81 from Vikings and take safety Will Harris out of Boston College. Minnesota received in return pick No. 88 and 204.4. Seahawks trade up to pick No. 88 and take linebacker Cody Barton out of Utah. Seattle also receives pick 209 in return. The Vikings get pick 92 and 159.5. Jets trade up to No. 92 while the Vikings get the 93rd pick. New York selected Chumo Edoga, an offensive tackle out of USC. Minnesota also got the 217th pick.6. Vikings trade back again and the Ravens get the 93rd pick. Minnesota receives the 102nd, 191st and 193rd picks in return.7. Redskins trade back and give Bills pick No. 96 and who took Dawson Knox, a tight end out of Ole Miss. Washington received picks 112 and 131 in return.8. Patriots trade back and Rams get pick No. 97 and 162. Los Angeles took Bobby Evans, a tackle out of Oklahoma, with the 97th pick. The Patriots received 101 and 133 in return.Day 3Fourth Round1. 49ers trade 104th pick to the Bengals, who select quarterback Ryan Finley out of N.C. State. San Francisco received Cincinnati’s No. 110 pick as part of the trade, and then took Utah punter Mitch Wishnowsky with the pick.2. The Jets sent their No. 105 pick to New Orleans in exchange for the Saints’ No. 116 and No. 168 picks. The Saints picked safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson out of Florida with the 105th selection.3. The Raiders made a trade with the Colts and received Oakland’s No. 129 and No. 135 picks. In exchange, the Colts received the Raiders’ No. 109 pick, and they selected Michigan State safety Kahri Willis with the pick.4. The Falcons moved up to take the Lions’ No. 111 pick, selecting cornerback Kendall Sheffield out of Ohio State. The Lions got the No. 117 and No. 168 picks, and then drafted Clemson’s defensive end Austin Bryant with the No. 117 pick.5. The Redskins moved up for the Bills’ No. 112 pick. They selected Bryce Love, who is recovering from an ACL injury.6. The Ravens received the Broncos’ No. 113 pick, selecting Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill.7. The Titans moved up to trade for the Jets’ No. 116 selection and the No. 168 pick. In exchange, the Jets received Tennessee’s No. 121 and 157 selections.8. The Broncos traded for 49ers linebacker Dekoda Watson and pick No. 212. Denver also sent their No. 148 fifth-round pick to San Francisco.9. The Rams traded up with the Patriots to get the No. 134 pick, and select Washington’s Greg Gaines. The Rams also received New England’s No. 243 pick in the deal, while the Patriots got Los Angeles’ No. 162 and 167 picks.10. The Raiders received the Falcons’ No. 137 pick and No. 230 pick and they sent their No. 135 pick to Atlanta. The Falcons then selected Charleston defensive end John Cominsky with the 135th selection and Oakland took LSU tight end Foster Moreau two picks later.11. The Cowboys made several deals late in the fourth round as they traded back twice. First, they sent their No. 136 pick to the Bengals in exchange for the Bengals’ No. 149 and 213 picks. Then, the Cowboys traded the No. 149 pick to the Raiders and Oakland sent their No. 158 and No. 218 picks to the Cowboys.Fifth Round1. The Patriots move up to take the No. 159 pick and selected defensive end Byron Cowart. In exchange, the Vikings receive No. 162 pick (select linebacker Cameron Smith) and the No. 239 pick.2. The Patriots trade up again with the Eagles and receive pick No. 163, then select Jake Bailey out of Stanford. The Eagles receive No. 167 pick, who select quarterback Clayton Thorson, and the No. 246 selection.Sixth Round1. Broncos trade up and receive pick 187 and take Colorado receiver Juwann Winfree. The Panthers received picks 212 and 237 in return.Seventh Round There may be nothing more fun to watch on the first day of the NFL Draft than which teams make trades.So, knowing that, we kept track of all the trades that happen throughout the draft. And we’ll warn you, there were a ton of trades.Recapping all the trades of the 2019 NFL DraftDay 1First Round Related News NFL Draft 2019: Raiders reportedly considering selecting quarterback at No. 4center_img NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray’s new Nike ad hits on eve of Round 1 1. Colts receive pick 246 in return for defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway from the Colts. Indianapolis took guard Javon Patterson.2. Seahawks receive pick 236 and take wide receiver John Ursua. The Jaguars receive a 2020 six-round pick.Special Note: This draft had a total of 39 trades which was the most ever in draft history per NFL Research.Per @NFLResearch this draft has set the record for most trades with now 39.The 2018 and 2017 drafts had 38— David Ely (@David_Ely) April 27, 2019last_img read more

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‘NBA 2K’ Players Tournament bracket: Full schedule, results, scores for ESPN’s players-only tournament

first_imgThe quarterfinals of the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament — a video game competition between NBA stars — will feature just one player older than 26.Outside of undisputed trash talk champ Patrick Beverley, 31, the second stage of the tournament is filled with the league’s next generation of top talent. Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker are prime examples of players the NBA wants to showcase as much as possible. ESPN2 will show all four quarterfinals matchups live on Thursday night, while ESPN will carry the semifinals on Saturday.The level of play will hopefully improve now that 2K newbies have been eliminated. Most of the remaining competitors are well-versed on the sticks, with the likes of Ayton and Booker familiar with streaming their gaming online.MORE: Takeaways from first weekend of Players Tournament’NBA 2K’ Players Tournament bracket (2K Sports) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e0/80/nba-2k-quarterfinals-bracket_t6605um13ewl1ui6ou5vx6m0c.jpg?t=1387829081&w=500&quality=80 MatchupWinnerResultDevin Booker vs. Rui HachimuraDevin Booker71-55Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr.Montrezl Harrell71-66Trae Young vs. Deandre AytonDeandre Ayton73-66Andre Drummond vs. Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley69-62SemifinalsThe semifinals will take place on Saturday, April 11.MatchupStart timeTV channelMontrezl Harrell vs. Devin Booker8 p.m.ESPNDeandre Ayton vs. Patrick BeverleyTBDESPN’NBA 2K’ Players Tournament TV scheduleHere is the TV broadcast schedule for the entire “NBA 2K” Players Tournament. The tournament can be streamed through the ESPN app and ach of the NBA’s social channels on Twitter (@NBA2K, @NBA), Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, but only after the live broadcast on ESPN is finished.DateRoundTimeChannelApril 3Preview show7 p.m. ETESPNApril 3Jones vs. Durant7:30 p.m. ETESPNApril 3First round8:30 p.m. ETESPN2April 5First roundNoon-4 p.m. ETESPN2April 9Quarterfinals7-11 p.m. ETESPN2April 11Semifinals and finalsTBDESPNPrize for winning Players TournamentThe NBA player that wins the “NBA 2K” bracket will claim $100,000 to donate to a coronavirus-related charity of his choice. Here’s a look at the full schedule for the players-only tournament:QuarterfinalsThe quarterfinals will take place on Thursday, April 8.last_img read more

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