Injury puts Taylor out of India series

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Injury has ruled captain Stafanie Taylor out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against India, dealing a serious blow to West Indies’ chances of making a comeback in the five-match rubber.Cricket West Indies (CWI) said Sunday that Taylor had sustained a grade one medial collateral ligament sprain during the third One-Day International against the Indians last Thursday, and would require a two-week recovery period.Taylor, who struck two half-centuries in the three-match one-day series, sat out Saturday’s opening Twenty20 International here which West Indies lost by 84 runs at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.“It is very disappointing to lose Stafanie at this crucial time and she will no doubt be missed but her health and recovery are of utmost importance,” said chief selector Anne Browne-John.“We have the ICC T20 World Cup in a few months and it is critical that Stafanie gets the time to recover and return to full fitness.”Veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, who led the Windies in Saturday’s T20 opener, will continue as captain for the remainder of the series with Shemaine Campbelle as her deputy.Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Taylor has been replaced by uncapped fast bowling all-rounder Cherry-Ann Fraser, who hails from Guyana.Browne-John said the move would further accelerate the 20-year-old Fraser’s development.“Cherry-Ann Fraser is a young Guyanese all-rounder who was in the last camp and we were impressed by her performance,” Browne-John said.“Therefore having her join the team now will get her that experience to further her development.”last_img read more

Kearns says Kerry pose different challenge

first_imgTipp will play Kerry on the 3rd July in Killarney. Liam Kearns’ side secured a meeting with the Kingdom after scoring a first championship victory over Cork since 1944.The Premier County will continue their preparations for next month’s provincial decider this evening.Kearns says it’ll require a massive effort to pull off another surprise.last_img

Dutch KSA sets out new long-term Remote Gambling Act strategy

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review July 15, 2020 KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out its long-term strategy pertaining to the Remote Gambling Act that is set to come in to force, after a vote to accept implementation earlier this year came in excess of two and a half years after the bill was originally passed in its lower house.The regulator has laid out an initial target of the Remote Gambling Act to be rolled out by Wednesday 1 July, 2020, with operators able to submit permit applications from this date onward. The gambling market will then be able to officially open from Friday 1 January, 2021.Chairman of the KSA, René Jansen, has confirmed that the most recent update is expected to come into force, having emphasised that overseeing the licensing process in the context of the Remote Gambling Act will become a top priority over the next two years.The Ministry of Justice and Security is currently developing new legislation into “lower regulations,” which – when complete – will enable the regulator to be able to decide upon suitable permit conditions.Jansen stated: “Such an operation demands a lot from an organisation with the size of the Ksa. But we do everything in our power to get this done. If we don’t make it through the permanent staff, we hire external staff.”Intending to create “a safe, legal gambling offer”, Jansen called on interested parties to register interest through the Ksa website: “It is important for the Ksa to know how many permit applications we can expect in the future. This allows us to properly organise the organisation. We have an interest in that, but that also applies to companies that are going to apply for a permit.”Under current legislation it is not possible to apply for a licence to offer online games of chance, with the new act – which was adopted by the first chamber on 19 February 2019 – set to legalise online gambling under a series of strict conditions.last_img read more

Hammam to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA Presidency this year

first_imgMohamed Bin Hammam has announced that he’ll challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA Presidency this year.The current Asian Football Confederation president will campaign ahead of the elections at the FIFA Congress in Zurich on June 1.In terms of what he would bring to FIFA if elected president, one of Bin Hammam’s biggest points was to increase the FIFA Executive Committee to 40 members whilst renaming it the “FIFA Board”, if elected.The Qatari also called for “greater transparency” within the organization and will attempt to achieve this with the establishment of an appropriately-named “Transparency commitee”.When asked about his chances of unseating Blatter from his throne, Bin Hammam said he rated them as “50-50”.His announcement at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur ends recent speculation sparked largely by suggestions from the Qatari that he would run against Blatter for football’s top job. Over the past few months the 61 year-old has dropped hints but also at times distanced himself from talk of the presidency.Long seen as the heir to Blatter’s throne, Bin Hammam’s decision to nominate himself now rather than wait for his opponent’s expected retirement in four years is perhaps the biggest decision he has made during his FIFA career.It was 15 years ago that he became a member of FIFA’s 24-man executive committee, a position which he has had to fight for recently within his own confederation.Elected president of the AFC in 2002, Bin Hammam has reformed football on the continent, elevating standards of professionalism and strengthening the sport financially.However, he has also divided opinion within his confederation with a perceived authoritarian style and the ruthless and somewhat uncouth manner in which he has run election campaigns in the past. If he is to end Blatter’s reign as president, he will need to win over a majority (two-thirds) of FIFA’s 208 member national associations who will vote in June.Bin Hammam’s assistance was key in Blatter winning the 1998 FIFA elections but the relationship between the two individuals has grown frosty, with Blatter failing to openly defend the Qatari’s place on the executive committee when it was under threat in 2009.The Swiss national also reportedly reneged on a personal agreement with the Asian chief to retire from his post so that he may be succeeded, instead opting to stay on for another term.Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

Michael Parkhurst captains Atlanta United to title, ending MLS Cup drought

first_imgAfter letting Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank be the first to lift the big silver trophy, Parkhurst grabbed it and joined his teammates on stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and lifted the trophy aloft, a moment that also helped lift the burden of those previous championship losses off his shoulders.”It was everything I dreamed about and more,” Parkhurst told Goal of the moment he lifted the trophy. “I can’t wait to relive it, see the pictures and party with these guys tonight. It was special.”Parkhurst came into Saturday’s final one of four MLS players to ever lose four MLS Cup finals without ever winning one, and he went into Saturday determined to change that. He gave his pre-game captain’s speech to the team, and didn’t mention his past finals defeats. He didn’t need to.“I told them to control the emotions, go out there and play your best game under the biggest lights,” Parkhurst said. “Step up like we have all season and go win a trophy for the city.”Parkhurst did his part, leading the Atlanta United defense to its third shutout in five matches during the playoffs, and making a key play to help start the sequence leading to Atlanta United’s opening goal, which set the tone for Saturday’s victory. Michael Parkhurst admitted to allowing himself to dream about the moment that had eluded him for the better part of 13 years. Dreams of one day lifting an MLS Cup stayed in his mind, even after loss after loss. The fourth of those losses, suffered three years ago, crushed him, mainly because of the fear that another chance to win a title might not come.That fifth opportunity came on Saturday, and Parkhurst made the most of it, shaking off an ankle injury and turning in a standout performance to help Atlanta United beat the Portland Timbers and lift an MLS Cup title in just the club’s second year of existence. The most unfair aspect of Parkhurst’s legacy in cup finals before Saturday was what went often overlooked, the fact that Parkhurst actually played well in all of his past cup final appearances. He was never directly involved in allowing any of the goals his teams gave up, but that didn’t make the losses any easier for him to take.”Each one I think you take a little harder than the rest,” Parkhurst said, admitting that the loss he suffered with the Columbus Crew in 2015 devastated him. “That one was tough because we were at home, it was an opportunity lost. It was crushing. You never know if you’re going to get a next one, but everything happens for a reason.”I thought I’d play my career in Columbus, but I got shipped to Atlanta, thankfully,” Parkhurst told Goal. “Getting another opportunity to close the deal was special, and tonight was everything I ever imagined winning MLS Cup would be.” Getty Nobody was happier for Parkhurst than central defense partner and long-time teammate Jeff Larentowicz, who was Parkhurst’s collaborator on the New England Revolution team that lost three straight MLS Cup titles from 2005 to 2007. Larentowicz ended his own MLS Cup drought by helping the Colorado Rapids win the title in 2010, but on Saturday he played alongside Parkhurst on the way to a shutout victory 13 years after they endured their first loss.”He deserves it. He’s a champion in this league. No one can take that from him now. I’m so happy for him,” Jeff Larentowicz told Goal. “He had an ankle injury. He’s a guy that had trouble coming into the game. Nothing was going to stop him from playing. He’s our leader, our captain, and he had a really good night. He put it all together tonight and he deserved it.”last_img read more

Handball : “Dragons” Against Lithuania, Belarus and Denmark

first_imgGroup drawing for qualification at the European Handball Championship 2016 in Poland took place today.The B&H handball representation will play in group 2, together with Lithuania, Belarus and Denmark.Croatia, Norway, the Netherlands and Turkey will play in group 1 and Serbia, Iceland, Montenegro and Israel will play in group 4.The two best qualified teams of every group will be included in the best selections of the old continent.(Source:

Jack, The Giant Slayer being played at Wellington Regent Theatre this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Jack, The Giant Slayer” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Rated: PG. Length: 1 hour 54 minutes.Movie Synopsis:“Jack the Giant Slayer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend-and gets the chance to become a legend himself.– (C) Warner BrosRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 53%. Audience review: 61% approval. Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming soon:42Scary Movie 5G.I. Joe Retaliation. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Nets’ DeAndre Jordan tests positive for COVID-19, won’t play in Florida

first_imgThe Nets also announced during the stoppage that star forward Kevin Durant will not return this season as he continues to rehab a torn Achilles tendon he suffered with the Warriors during the 2019 NBA Finals. The two-time Finals MVP was also one of four Nets players to test positive for COVID-19 in April, though he has since been declared symptom-free. In addition to Durant, Irving, Jordan and possibly Dinwiddie, Brooklyn will be without Wilson Chandler after the veteran forward told ESPN on Sunday he will not play at Walt Disney World outside Orlando because of health and family reasons.The Nets will enter the resumption holding the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and a six-game lead over the ninth-place Wizards. Nets center DeAndre Jordan announced Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will not join the team in Florida when the NBA resumes its season in late July. Jordan’s revelation came hours after teammate Spencer Dinwiddie told The Athletic he tested positive for COVID-19. The point guard said he has yet to decide whether he will take part in the restart.  “Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in [the Brooklyn] market. As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season,” Jordan wrote on Twitter. Found out last night and confirmed again today that I’ve tested positive for Covid while being back in market. As a result of this, I will not be in Orlando for the resumption of the season.— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) June 30, 2020The 31-year-old was a key reserve for the Nets prior to the NBA’s suspension of the season in March. He leads the team in rebounding at 10.0 per game.  MORE: List of players opting out of NBA restartDinwiddie, who also said he contracted the virus while working out in New York and added that he has experienced symptoms such as a fever and chest tightness, is averaging career highs of 20.6 points and 6.8 assists per game. His scoring average ranks second among Brooklyn players behind only Kyrie Irving, who underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in early March. last_img read more

After hammering South Sudan, Mucureezi waits for Rwanda

first_imgCranes coach Micho hands Mucureezi the match-ball for his hat-trick on Saturday. PHOTOS BY FUFA MEDIAQualifiers (1st Round, 2nd Leg):Uganda Cranes 5-1 South Sudan (Agg: 5-1)Rwanda 0-0 Tanzania (Agg: 1-1) *Rwanda advances on away goal ruleLugogo, Uganda | FUFA.CO.UG  |  Uganda Cranes humiliated neighbors South Sudan 5-1 to book a place in the final round of the Total CHAN championship qualifiers against Rwanda.Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) striker Paul Mucureezi single handedly led the assault with four goals during the return leg of their CHAN championship encounter at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Kampala on Saturday.Mucureezi scored in the 43rd, 49th, 53rd and 59th minutes after coming on as a substitute for Derrick Nsibambi, who was injured as he headed home the first goal of the day on 33 minutes.“I am very happy to have scored on my debut. I dedicate these goals to my parents in Ntungamo. I was inspired by coach Micho who told me to play well for the people of Kabale who expressed love for Uganda Cranes during the regional tours” Mucureezi said in the post match press conference.Uganda will play Rwanda who advanced on away goal’s rule after a goal-less draw in the second leg in Kigali.The eventual winner of the second round tie will qualify for the final tournament in Kenya 2018.Uganda has previously played at the CHAN Tournament on three occasions in 2012 (Sudan), 2014 (South Africa) and lately 2016 in Rwanda.The day’s result was however marred by unconfirmed reports that Cranes coach Milutin Sredojević ‘Micho’ is considering his options due to delayed salary from FUFA.Saturday Team Line ups:Uganda Cranes XI: Ismael Watenga (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Savio Kabugo, Timothy Awanyi, Benard Muwanga, Milton Kariisa, Moses Waiswa (77’ Tom Masiko), Derrick Nsibambi (36’ Paul Mucureezi), Muzamiru Mutyaba (61’ Simon Sserunkuma), Shafiq KagimuSubs not used: Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Musamali, Nicholas Kasozi, Geoffrey SserunkumaSouth Sudan XI: Khamis Daniel Dak (G.K), Yassir Khemis Cellestin, Abdu Awad Lemi, Salah Abubakar, David Omot Sebit, Peter Chol Bentiu, Robert Wurube Lopidia, Sebit Ajak Bol (60′ Farouq Tajedin), Daniel Oliver Boki (Joseph Celestino Oyuru), Leon Khamis Uso, James Joseph Saeed (71′ Stephen John Samson)Subs Not used: Joseph Robert Adu (G.K), James Anei Mateil, Emmanuel Thomas Lumari, John AlbinoSOURCE: FUFA.CO.UGAfrican Nations Championship final zonal qualifying round draw:NorthEgypt v MoroccoAlgeria v LibyaWest A Share on: WhatsApp Senegal v GuineaMauritania v MaliWest BBenin v NigeriaNiger v Ivory CoastBurkina Faso v GhanaCentreEquatorial Guinea v GabonCongo Brazzaville v Democratic Republic of Congo (holders)Sao Tome e Principe v CameroonCentre-EastUganda v RwandaEthiopia v Sudan/BurundiRELATEDlast_img read more

Sanchez missing as Arsenal lose at Bournemouth

first_imgBournemouth, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger’s miserable start to the new year took a turn for the worse as his Arsenal side — missing wantaway forward Alexis Sanchez — lost 2-1 at struggling Bournemouth in a game he admitted they “had to win”.Hector Bellerin put Arsenal ahead shortly after half-time but Eddie Howe’s side mounted an impressive comeback, scoring twice in five minutes through Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe. But while Wenger confirmed he expected the situation to be resolved soon, he said he did not know what the final outcome would be.– Sanchez future –Asked before the game if he expected Sanchez’s future to be determined imminently, he said: “Yes. Don’t read too much in it because even I don’t know which way it will go.”Mesut Ozil was also missing for the Gunners after being ruled out with a swollen knee but Jack Wilshere started despite having limped out of the midweek League Cup draw at Chelsea with an ankle injury.Wilshere was anxious to make a good impression on his return to the club where he spent last season on loan while Arsenal were keen to register their first victory since the turn of the year.Arsenal came close after eight minutes as wing-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles struck the bar with a curling shot. In the 35th minute, Danny Welbeck’s shot was saved by keeper Asmir Begovic but if the Arsenal striker had gone to ground under the challenge of Simon Francis, he may well have won a penalty.There was a much clearer claim for a spot-kick moments later in the Arsenal area when Alex Iwobi handled Ibe’s free-kick but referee Kevin Friend decided the contact was unintentional.Arsenal broke the deadlock seven minutes after the restart. Iwobi slotted an excellent pass inside left-back Charlie Daniels, allowing Bellerin to advance on Begovic before beating the keeper with a powerful angled shot.Bournemouth forced their way back onto level terms with 20 minutes remaining after Ryan Fraser and whipped a low cross towards the penalty spot where Wilson nipped in ahead of keeper Petr Cech and turned the ball into an empty net with a first-time finish.Four minutes later the home side went ahead as Wilson collected Lewis Cook’s floated pass deep in the Arsenal area before laying off for Ibe to beat Cech with a low shot.Share on: WhatsApp Defeat leaves Arsenal in sixth place, five points off the top four ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City later on Sunday, and without a win in five games in all competitions while Bournemouth moved four points clear of the bottom three.And while Wenger wrestles with problems on the field, the off-the-pitch saga involving Sanchez is adding to his concerns, with the manager admitting that continuing uncertainty surrounding the striker’s future was the reason he was omitted.“Half in half out, you never know this kind of situation during the transfer period,” he said after the match. “That is why I decided to focus on the game.”Sanchez, who is in the final year of his contract, has been a long-term target for Manchester City and was expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in a £60 million ($82 million, 67 million euros) transfer on the final day of the last transfer window had Arsenal completed a deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.City remained favourites to sign the Chile international this month until Manchester United expressed their interest last week.The Old Trafford club’s willingness to meet Arsenal’s £35 million valuation of Sanchez, who can leave as a free agent at the end of the campaign, together with the possibility of offering one-time Arsenal target Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of any deal, have increased the chance of the forward joining Jose Mourinho’s squad.last_img read more