August 31

Christian, Jaigobin deliver first innings honours for Police against Transport

first_imgA fine batting performance from junior national player Kevin Christian, backed by a pivotal spell of bowling from Vishaul Jaigobin, spurred host the Police Sports Club (PSC) to first innings honours over the Transport Sports Club (TSC) yesterday.  Police after winning the toss and electing to bat, found themselves in a tricky position early on after seamer Mark Baptiste (3-35) made life difficult for Police’s top order. However, the innings was revived by Christian who carved out five fours and a maximum during his innings of 74 before his side was dismissed for 229 in 58 overs. Autoplay Autoplay1 of 3Mark Baptiste was rampant with the new ball for TSC (Royston Alkins photo)Kevin Christian scored a decisive 50 for Police (Royston Alkins photo)Paul Tyndall delivered the early inroads for Police (Royston Alkins photo)Chemroy Kendell (29), Reginald Rodrigues (29) and Leon Crawford (20) were the other batsmen to get into the twenties as Kevin Ross (2-44) and Rafael Singh (2-40) supported Baptiste’s earlier efforts.  Meanwhile, Transport, in their first innings response were bundled out for 112 in 24.2 overs on the stroke of play on day one to surrender first innings honours while gifting their counterparts a handy 117-run lead.Azim Azeez (46) who wielded his willow down the order, provided resistance against leg spinner Jaigobin who nabbed 4-5 from 4.2 overs while seamers Paul Tyndall (3-39) and Eon Rodrigues (2-23) rocked the top order early on. Devaughn Nandan (28) missed out on a start.  Day two will resume at 10:30hrs this morning.last_img read more

August 31

Skerritt anxious to hear Wehby Task Force recommendations

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt, said he is shortly looking forward to reviewing the recommendations of the Task Force on Corporate Governance Reform. Speaking after being named to the International Cricket Council’s Governance Working Group which has been tasked with examining the future governance structure of the world governing body, Skerritt said the Task Force’s feedback should be available “over the next few weeks.“Commissioning the CWI governance review task force, led by Jamaican senator and Grace Kennedy CEO, Don Wehby was as one of the first actions we took after being elected,” Skerritt said.“Mr Wehby and his team have been hard at work ever since and I expect to begin hearing from them over the next few weeks.” The Wehby-led Task Force comprises prominent regional academic Sir Hilary Beckles, Charles Wilkin QC, entrepreneur OK Melhado and former Trinidad and West Indies vice-captain, Deryck Murray.According to CWI, the committee’s purpose is to highlight reforms to the current cricket governing structure in the Caribbean “to achieve greater transparency and accountability to shareholders, as well as all stakeholders”.The well-known Patterson Report, along with several other reports which have been done, was expected to be used the starting point of the latest review.  Over the last decade, CWI has pushed back on any significant reforms, especially those aimed at addressing the large size of the board. In 2015, a Governance Review Panel headed by UWI Cave Hill principal recommended the “immediate dissolution” of CWI and the appointment of a new board “whose structure and composition will be radically different from the now proven, obsolete governance framework”.The then Dave Cameron-led board rejected the recommendation as “impractical” and an “unnecessary and intrusive demand”.Skerritt had indicated during the election campaign to unseat Cameron earlier this year that he would revisit governance reform once elected president.last_img read more

August 31

England in strong position after Sibley, Root half centuries

first_imgCAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) – Opener Dominic Sibley struck a career-best unbeaten 85 as England seized control of the second test against South Africa at the close of the third day at Newlands yesterday, grinding down their hosts ahead of a fourth innings victory charge. The tourists reached 218 for four at stumps, a lead of 264 that already looks substantial with two full days remaining, and potentially provides an excellent chance to level the four-match series.Sibley put on 116 for the third wicket with captain Joe Root (61), before the latter steered Dwaine Pretorius to Faf du Plessis at slip late on.Nightwatchman Dominic Bess gloved a leg-side delivery from Anrich Nortje (2-36) to end the day. Sibley will seek to take the game further away from South Africa with Ben Stokes on day four with England’s travelling fans in full voice in Cape Town.“We’ve done really well – the performance with the ball yesterday and today we have showed some real grit with the bat,” England seamer James Anderson told reporters.“It is hard to say what is a good target to set. If the wicket is as flat as it was today, we would want 350 plus as a minimum. “But if it starts to deteriorate, then we feel in the game right now. Whatever we post we will have to bowl well.”Sibley’s previous best in tests was 29 and he showed impressive patience and concentration to see off the new ball and then accumulate his runs by waiting for the right opportunities to score.He took 140 balls to reach his 50 and batted for almost the full day, which allowed Root to score more freely at the other end. South Africa’s other two wickets in England’s second innings were that of Zak Crawley (25), who edged Kagiso Rabada to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, and Joe Denly (31), caught at long leg attempting a hook off Nortje.It was, at times, a war of attrition that the visiting side won with risk-free, smart cricket.Anderson took five wickets and Stokes an England record five catches as they made short work of wrapping up the South African first innings, bowling the hosts out for 223.   Anderson (5-40) knocked over Rabada (0) with the first ball of the day and completed his England record 28th test five-wicket haul when Nortje (4) edged to Stokes at slip for the all-rounder to take his fifth catch of the innings. It is the joint most by any player in test cricket and the 12th time a fielder had taken five catches in an innings, but a first for England.South Africa won the first test in Pretoria by 107 runs.last_img read more

August 31

Solskjaer reaping rewards of time, patience at Man Utd, says Moyes

first_img(Reuters) – West Ham United manager David Moyes said yesterday that his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is building an exciting team having been given time on the job – something the Scot felt he was not afforded at Old Trafford. Moyes, who replaced long-term United manager Alex Ferguson in 2013, was dismissed after only 10 months in charge but the 57-year-old said he was looking forward to returning to his former side for today’s clash.“Ole had a difficult start, but the difference between Ole and me is that he’s being given time. He’s bringing players in from the academy, which United have always stood for,” Moyes told a news conference.“They have got really exciting young players of their own now… It’s a wonderful club and a brilliant place to be, and the biggest club in the world, for me. It’s always a special place to go and I’m looking forward to going back.” Solskjaer’s United were on an unbeaten run of 19 matches in all competitions before losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.West Ham have won their last two league games, scoring seven goals to climb to 16th on 37 points, with two rounds remaining and Premier League survival in sight.“The maths tell us the job isn’t done yet, so we’ve got to prepare and ensure we’re ready for the next game and take the three points if we can,” Moyes said. “We’ve not changed our approach. We’ve trained every day and prepared hard because we want to get better, not just for this season but for the future.”Moyes said Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek, who joined on loan from Slavia Prague in January, was part of his future plans. “He’s a West Ham player, simple as that,” Moyes said.last_img read more

August 31

6 of the Best – Bet Victor’s Charlie McCann

first_imgShare Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Betfair US 2020 – Biden takes pole position but punters side with Trump July 6, 2020 BetITBest‘s Nico Jansen is interested in discovering the best in people. This week it’s Charlie McCann.Charlie McCann has worked for BetVictor since 2011, previously as the Director of Online Public Relations, before becoming Head of Communications in May 2015. An expert in the sports betting industry, he has also worked for both Stan James and 32Red.____________________________________Best HolidayJust back from a week in Marbella. The weather was gorgeous, but I couldn’t really recommend the venue given I spent most of the time in bed. No surprise really given I had a third left knee inserted; a hospital isn’t the best place for a summer break! If you are fortunate to have children, Disneyland is the best place in the world.Best AlbumGrowing up, Free Live was my favourite, but now what I constantly play is Cradle to the Grave by Charlton fan Glenn Tilbrook and Squeeze.Best FilmBoring, I know. But the Godfather trilogy, and Godfather 2 in particular, is the best film and best acting I will ever see.Best Sporting ExperienceCatching Imran Khan as a youth when 12th man for Lancashire vs Sussex at Old Trafford in the County Championship. I was also fortunate enough to score 72 points in a local basketball match on Merseyside which may still be a record.Best BookHaving recently watched the Republican acceptance speech of Donald Trump in Cleveland, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the fantastic book, ‘Being There’, by Jerzy Kosinski. It was later played magnificently on screen by Peter Sellers.Best BetThe two bets that I remember most vividly were both losers; I’d backed Hawk Wing for the Guineas since he won the National Stakes at the Curragh as a 2-y-old. How he was beaten in the colts’ classic by stablemate Rock Of Gibraltar, I will never know. I also backed Mr Snugfit to win the 1985 Grand National. The horse was caught close home by a 50/1 outsider (Last Suspect) whose trainer (Capt Tim Forster) gave the instructions “keep remounting” to his jockey such was his confidence. Note, had the race been run now Mr Snugfit would have won as the great race is now 90 yards shorter.last_img read more

August 31

Game Changer! Yggdrasil launches ‘White Label Studios’

first_img Fredrik ElmqvistUpdating the market, Cherry AB subsidiary Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the launch of its ‘White Label Studios’., allowing its client base to to leverage the games provider’s development arm creating better bespoke games content.Announcing the launch of ‘White Label Studios’, Yggdrasil governance stated that it wanted to ‘’unburden’ industry stakeholders from legacy frameworks, bringing new development concepts to market.Going forward, Yggdrasil clients will require minimal technical competence, as the White Label Studios will handle implementation of games content, requirements for remote game servers access, product testing, certification and content translation.White Label Studio clients will be fully supported by Yggdrasil’s development and platform teams, and will gain further full access to Yggdrasil games inventory and player reporting tools.Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist stated that his firm had made a strategic commitment to its market changing White Label Studio services.“Yggdrasil White Label Studios allows us to make a strategic commitment with operators where we both focus on what we know best. An operator knows its customer base, brand and strategy better than anyone else, and we can now enable and deliver on that with our industry-leading platform and developmental expertise.” Elmqvist stated“Exclusive and customised content is a key differentiator for operators, and it is far more cost-efficient for operators to work in partnership with Yggdrasil to develop this type of content.“White-label solutions have proved extremely popular in this industry when it comes to platform provision, but this is the first time anyone has offered white-label game design. It is going to revolutionise the way slots are developed.” Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submitlast_img read more

August 30

Hardy, Wieters, Jones take home 2012 Gold Glove awards

first_imgIn a year in which their overall defense was maligned for much of the season, the Orioles took home three 2012 American League Gold Glove awards on Tuesday night.Shortstop J.J. Hardy, catcher Matt Wieters, and center fielder Adam Jones won hardware as Baltimore nabbed three defensive awards in the same year for the first time since 1998. The Orioles’ three winners were the most of any team in baseball this season.The Orioles’ overall defense struggled for much of the season, but the trio of defenders was exceptional at their respective positions throughout the year.Perhaps the most deserving of the Orioles’ three winners was Hardy, who nabbed his first Gold Glove after a remarkable season at shortstop. The 30-year-old infielder committed only six errors and posted a career-high .992 fielding percentage to lead the AL. His fielding percentage was the highest by an Orioles shortstop since Mike Bordick had a .998 mark in 2002.Hardy also led AL shortstops in games (158), putouts (244), assists (529), range factor per game (4.89), defensive wins above replacement (2.8) and total zone runs (21).He is the fourth Orioles shortstop to win a Gold Glove, joining Luis Aparicio (1964 and 1966), Mark Belanger (1969, 1971, 1973-78), and Cal Ripken Jr. (1991-92).Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus and Seattle’s Brendan Ryan were the other AL finalists at the shortstop position.The 26-year-old Wieters took home the AL award for the second straight year despite committing a career-high 10 errors and five passed balls. However, the strong-armed catcher threw out 38.6 percent of runners attempting to steal — third in the AL — as he built upon his reputation as one of the best defensive catchers in the game.His 994 putouts were the third-most in AL history for a catcher and the most since former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada had 996 in 2001.Detroit’s Alex Avila, Yankees catcher Russell Martin, and Chicago’s A.J. Pierzynski were the other finalists at the catcher position for the award.Earning his first Gold Glove since the 2009 season and second overall, Jones surprisingly edged out rookie sensation Mike Trout for the center field honor. The 27-year-old committed eight errors and had a .982 fielding percentage, but managers and coaches around the league love Jones’ range and strong throwing arm. Jones led AL center fielders in putouts (439), ranked second in range factor per game (2.75), and third in assists (seven).Jones is one of three Orioles outfielders who have won Gold Glove awards, with Paul Blair (1967 and 1969-75) and Nick Markakis (2011) being the others.In addition to Trout, Jones edged out Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson for the AL honor.This marks the 18th season in which the Orioles have won multiple Gold Glove awards in the same year. Their three winners were the most the Orioles have had in a season since 1998 when pitcher Mike Mussina, second baseman Roberto Alomar, and first baseman Rafael Palmeiro each claimed one. It’s the ninth time in club history the Orioles have had at least three winners.Sixteen different Orioles players have earned a total of 64 Gold Glove awards since the honor was created in 1957. It’s the second most in the AL and one fewer than the New York Yankees.last_img read more

August 30

Caps Lose A Battle But Win The War

first_imgAnyone who has ever played hockey at any competitive level knows that it is a game of emotion and high intensity. It is especially true in the NHL where the difference in the talent level of teams are not that great.Simply put, in the NHL if you don’t have energy and intensity and your opponent does, you are likely going to get creamed. For evidence of that, just take a look at Wednesday night’s Caps 4-1 loss to the Flyers.On Saturday afternoon, the Capitals once again came out flat in the first period and were being outshot 13-3. The only reason the game was scoreless was because of goalie Braden Holtby, who was doing a good job of stopping the Winnipeg shots and not allowing rebounds. Caps fans watching the game had to wonder if this contest was going to be a total continuation of the Wednesday night drubbing in Philly.But then a funny thing happened on the way to the forum, or in this case on the ice. Winnipeg tough guy, Anthony Peluso, got into a bout with Capitals newly acquired forward Aaron Volpatti at the 17:50 mark of the opening frame. Volpatti, who was giving up three inches and 20 pounds, lost the fight fairly handily and the fans at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg were fired up.Little did they know though, the bout for Washington was just what the Caps needed to awaken them from a nearly four period slumber.Whether the Caps rallied around their new teammate for standing up for them in a very tough situation or not, it was the shot of adrenaline the club badly needed.From that point until Mike Ribeiro made it 3-0 with 15:44 left in regulation by banging home the rebound of an Alexander Ovechkin shot, the Caps dominated the Jets on all fronts outshooting them 18-7 and heavily carrying the play. Matt Hendricks, Troy Brouwer, and Ribeiro all scored during that 26 plus minute stretch and it was all Washington needed to gain a key victory.Had the Caps lost this game, they would have been eight points in back of the Jets and Carolina in the Southesast Division race. Instead they sit six in back of the Canes but just four behind Winnipeg.So in my book, Volpatti deserves some serious kudos for coming in and making a big difference in his first game wearing a Capitals sweater. The 27 year old Canadian who competed collegiately at Brown University only played 5:24 the entire contest and didn’t register a point, but his fight was the turning point in this hockey game.Volpatti lost that battle, but his team ended up winning the war and Washington earned a victory that helps them stay in the Southeast Division race.Notes: Washington is now 8-11-1 and their next game is Tuesday at the Verizon Center against the Boston Bruins…Mike Green missed the game due to his lingering groin injury…Ovechkin had a very good game getting an assist, pumping four shots on net, shelling out two hits, and drawing a key four minute penalty on Mark Stuart with just over five minutes remaining. I don’t expect Mike Milbury or PJ Stock to let you know that, though…Washington won the faceoff battle, 36-28, and the Caps second goal came off of a Nicklas Backstrom offensive zone winning draw.last_img read more

August 30

D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 3

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game this season.Luke Jones finished Week 2 with an 11-5 record while Drew Forrester was 12-4 on his picks. Entering Week 3, Jones is 22-10 on the season while Forrester is 21-11. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.Forrester correctly picked Kansas City to beat Philadelphia while Jones selected the Eagles to win the Thursday night game to kick off Week 3.You can listen to the full explanation of their Week 2 selections HERE and HERE.Texans at Ravens: Houston 24-17 (Drew), Houston 21-16 (Luke)Chargers at Titans: Tennessee 27-23 (Drew), Tennessee 24-17 (Luke)Browns at Vikings: Minnesota 20-10 (Drew), Minnesota 21-12 (Luke) Buccaneers at Patriots: Tampa Bay 22-20 (Drew), New England 24-16 (Luke) Rams at Cowboys: Dallas 24-21 (Drew), St. Louis 27-23 (Luke) Cardinals at Saints: New Orleans 38-17 (Drew), New Orleans 34-20 (Luke) Lions at Redskins: Detroit 30-22 (Drew), Washington 30-27 (Luke) Packers at Bengals: Cincinnati 26-20 (Drew), Green Bay 31-26 (Luke) Giants at Panthers: New York 27-13 (Drew), New York 24-20 (Luke) Falcons at Dolphins: Miami 17-13 (Drew), Miami 24-23 (Luke) Colts at 49ers: San Francisco 24-23 (Drew), San Francisco 27-16 (Luke) Jaguars at Seahawks: Seattle 27-0 (Drew), Seattle 24-6 (Luke) Bills at Jets: Buffalo 16-14 (Drew), New York 20-17 (Luke) Bears at Steelers: Chicago 23-14 (Drew), Pittsburgh 17-14 (Luke) Raiders at Broncos: Denver 30-17 (Drew), Denver 31-13 (Luke) West Virginia at Maryland: Terrapins 33-20 (Drew), Terrapins 27-21 (Luke) Towson at North Carolina Central: Tigers 40-17 (Drew), Tigers 45-13 (Luke) Morgan State at Western Kentucky: Bears 35-30 (Drew), Hilltoppers 24-17 (Luke) Annapolis at Glen Burnie: Gophers 36-0 (Drew), Panthers 31-13 (Luke) Susquehannock at Central York: Panthers 44-3 (Drew), Warriors 21-20 (Luke)last_img read more

August 30

Oher only Ravens player to sit out Wednesday’s practice

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens took full advantage of their bye week from a health standpoint as all but one player on the 53-man roster took part in Wednesday’s practice.Despite being dressed out in full gear and appearing to take part in individual drills during the viewing portion of the workout, right tackle Michael Oher (knee) was listed as a non-participant on the first injury report of the week.Continuing preparations for Sunday’s trip to Cleveland to take on the 3-5 Browns, coach John Harbaugh painted a positive picture from an injury standpoint as the Ravens battled a slew of injuries in the first half of the season. Left guard Kelechi Osemele (back), running back Bernard Pierce (hamstring), linebackers Josh Bynes (finger) and Albert McClellan (shoulder), and wide receiver Brandon Stokley (groin) were all present and working after sitting out the last practice of the bye week before players were given four straight days off.“When you start losing guys to injury, it has a domino effect throughout your team,” Harbaugh said prior to Wednesday’s practice. “This will be the healthiest we’ve been. We have all 53 guys practicing today for the first time all season. That’s a good thing.”Bynes, Osemele, and Stokley were all limited participants during Wednesday’s practice.Newly-signed running back Bernard Scott was present and participating after being signed to the active roster on Monday. With Pierce and starter Ray Rice both dealing with nagging injuries in the first half of the season, Scott was viewed as both an insurance policy and a change-of-pace back who could potentially see some opportunities on third down depending on how quickly he absorbs the offense.However, any linger concerns over Pierce’s sore hamstring during the bye seemed to be put to rest with the second-year back practicing on Wednesday. Pierce said both he and Rice are as healthy as they’ve been since the start of the regular season.“I’m feeling good. I’m ready to go,” said Pierce, who acknowledged the hamstring injury being an issue at different times over the last two months. “I came in and did everything with the team on Monday. I’m feeling great.”Safeties Omar Brown and Brynden Trawick were both taking part in their first practice since being promoted from the practice squad.Trawick was on the 53-man roster for the first three games of the season while Brown has been with the organization since last year and was active for three games during the 2012 season.Meanwhile, Cleveland is also in excellent shape from a health standpoint as only two players were listed as limited participants and no one missed Wednesday’s practice. Former Ravens running back Willis McGahee was listed as a full participant.Here is Wednesday’s injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: T Michael Oher (ankle)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Josh Bynes (finger/thigh), G Kelechi Osemele (back/knee), WR Brandon Stokley (thigh)FULL PARTICIPATION: DT Terrence Cody (knee), C Ryan Jensen (foot), RB Bernard Pierce (thigh)CLEVELANDLIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Quentin Groves (ankle), DL Billy Winn (Quad)FULL PARTICIPATION: RB Willis McGahee (knee), RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs), DB Chris Owens (finger), LB Jabaal Sheard (wrist)last_img read more