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How Super Eagles defender celebrated Wigan’s 8-0 white-wash against Hull City

first_imgLeon Balogun is on cloud nine following Wigan’s 8-0 obliteration of Hull City in Tuesday’s English Championship encounter. Fuelled by Kieran Dowell’s hat-trick plus a brace from Kieffer Moore, Paul Cook’s team claimed their biggest league win as they responded to their looming 12-point penalty in fashion with the rout of their relegation rivals who matched their previous worst league result against Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1911. The Latics scored seven times in the first half to move out of the bottom three on goal difference at the Tigers’ expense, once the expected sanction for moving into administration is applied.Balogun who was featuring in his ninth game since his loan move from Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion saw 78 minutes of action before he was replaced by Alex Dobre. He took to his social media handle to laud his side’s character, disclosing his pride to be a member of Cook’s side whether they retain their English Championship status or not.“Back with a bang whatever happens: I’m proud and grateful to be part of this team at that time!” Balogun tweeted.“The character of the team is simply amazing and I wouldn’t want to miss it! This win is for everybody working for, supporting and loving this club! Up the f****** Tics.” In his recent interview with the Athletic, the 32-year-old recalled his initial trouble when Wigan came for him after falling out of the Seagulls’ ranks. “I tried to find a solution and then Wigan came in. To be very honest, I was not so impressed; a Championship side when I was feeling fit and good enough to play in the Prem,” he said.“Moving to a potential relegation team, I was thinking ‘Agh, that’s tough’. Looking back now, my agent told me, ‘You could go there and it could be one of the most memorable times in your career’. “It might turn out that way, especially if we make it with the administration and everything. I’ve had some nice dressing rooms but the Wigan dressing room, the staff, are up there with the best I’ve had.” read also:Wigan’s prospect: Huddersfield Town’s win pushes Balogun out of relegation Cook will lead his men to the Valley for Saturday’s encounter against relegation-threatened Charlton Athletic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Celebs With Surprising Hidden Talents And Skills5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On ScheduleCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of Mankind Loading… last_img read more

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Albouystown sweeps A-Division Commander 10/10 cricket

first_imgBOTH the Albouystown Male and Female teams swept the A-Division Commander’s 10/10 cricket competition at the Eve Leary ground, on Saturday.The one-day competition which featured six male and five female teams was part of an outreach programme for 21 youth groups in the Division.In the final, Albouystown, batting first, posted 30 all out while losing finalists East Ruimveldt finished on 29 all out, in the final over.Earlier, East Ruimveldt pulled a bye to the final which meant that Albouystown had to play a playoff against North Ruimveldt which they won.Meanwhile, in the female playoff, Albouystown, Mocha and Craig, were left to battle for the top three spots.The Albouystown females got the bye leaving Craig and Mocha to square off.Mocha defeated Craig, bowling them down for 38 all out from a needed 50 runs to win.In the final match, it was the Albouystown girls who walked away with the winning prize after the Mocha team could not make the needed 54 runs to beat them.Mocha finished with 38 for 8 after 10 overs.The other male teams were from Craig, Mocha and Agricola, while the other female teams were East Ruimveldt and North Ruimveldt Youth Groups.The presentation of trophies for the first to third places winners, was done by Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division, Superintendent Phillip Azore, and Community Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Sonia Herbert.The event was sponsored by Trophy Stall, Germans Restaurant and Mohamed’s Enterprise.last_img read more

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The Latest: EPL team Norwich won’t reverse furlough decision

first_imgThe Latest: EPL team Norwich won’t reverse furlough decision April 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Despite high-profile reversals by Liverpool and Tottenham, Norwich has defended its decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough during the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press center_img The Canaries are one of only two English Premier League clubs using the scheme. Employees receive 80% of wages from the British government up to 2,500 pounds ($3,000) although, in this instance, Norwich is making up the remaining 20%.Newcastle is the other top-flight club to turn to the job retention program while Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth made U-turns on their decisions to furlough staff following heavy criticism.“The decision we made was in the best interests of the club and its staff. We’ve been very transparent that we’re run in a self-financed manner,” Norwich chief operating officer Ben Kensell told BBC Radio Norfolk. “Ultimately, if we had the available cash flow to not have to take up schemes then, like other football clubs have, we would.”Last-place Norwich, which has nine games remaining, is reportedly budgeting for a loss of between 18-35 million pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Tandoh Hails Lagos Performance at 2018 NYG

first_img“The National Youth Games has given them the opportunity to test their strength in competitive competitions.“Let me state here that we see the National Youth Games as a developmental event, and this really suits our focus in Lagos to develop our crop of athletes. The results in Ilorin have shown that our athletes are doing great to become future stars, “Tandoh added.The 4th National Youth Games ended in Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday with Team Lagos coming second behind Delta State with 23 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals totalling 60 medals.Delta State, however, came first with 27 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze medals.Weightlifting gave Lagos State the highest number of gold with 6 gold medals in that sport. It hauled 5 gold in Gymnastics and Boxing bringing 3 gold medals.Other states in the top 10 on the final medal table are Bayelsa which came third with 11 gold, 7 silver and 16 bronze medals, Team Ogun was fourth with 11 gold, 7 silver and 16 bronze medals. In the fifth position was Akwa Ibom who won 7 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals.Abia State was sixth with 7 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze medals.  The seventh position went to Osun State with 6 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals.  Team Oyo were in the eighth position with 6 gold, 2 silver and 11 bronze. The host, Kwara State completed in the ninth position with 5 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze medals, while Team Rivers completed the top 10 with 5 gold, 7 silver and 14 bronze medals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Executive Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh has described the performance of the athletes at the just concluded National Youth Games as excellent.“The results have shown that what the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is doing in sports through the Sports Commission in Lagos State is yielding results and futuristic,” he said.“Since the beginning of this year, we have been exposing these athletes to various school sports championships to put them in readiness for any national competition. These National Youth Games has been a good platform to test them and I can see that they don’t disappoint us.last_img read more

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FIFA Expands Women’s World Cup to 32 Teams

first_imgThe Women’s World Cup will increase from 24 to 32 teams for the next tournament in 2023.FIFA said yesterday that it has made the decision following the “astounding success” of this summer’s World Cup in France.Nine countries are expected to submit bids to host the tournament when the process opens on 4 October this year. FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the aim is to “keep the momentum going and take concrete steps to foster the growth of women’s football”.“The expansion reaches far beyond the eight additional participating teams: it means that, from now on, dozens more member associations will organise their women’s football programme knowing they have a realistic chance of qualifying,” he added.“The Women’s World Cup is the most powerful trigger for the professionalisation of the women’s game, but it comes just once every four years and is only the top of a much greater pyramid.“In the meantime, we all have a duty to do the groundwork and strengthen women’s football development infrastructure across all confederations.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA President, Gianni Infantino last_img read more

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Syracuse football to meet up with Bromley, Nassib, others at MetLife Stadium this weekend

first_img Published on September 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An “Orange Nation” sign hangs in the New York Giants’ equipment room.It’s a little one, offensive lineman Justin Pugh said, but symbolic of the program that has more players and coaches than any other program throughout the Giants franchise.“Syracuse is taking over,” Pugh said at Giants training camp in July. “Hopefully we’ll keep bringing in Syracuse guys. As long as we keep playing well, we’ll keep going up there and scouting them.”Four former Orange players are sprinkled throughout the Giants’ active roster, more than any other school, and SU’s influence spreads throughout part the coaching staff as well.The Syracuse products will lend MetLife Stadium to their old program for a few hours on Saturday night when the Orange (2-1) takes on No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0) in the New York College Classic at 8 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile the New York College Classic serves as an attraction for potential future Orange players, it’s also an opportunity for the program to catch up with alumni of the football program.Jay Bromley and Ryan Nassib will be in attendance, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said on a radio show Thursday evening, and Pugh will “probably” lead the Orange out of the tunnel before the game. Giants head coach and former Syracuse running back Tom Coughlin is also invited to the game, Shafer said earlier in the week.Starting this offseason, Nassib and Pugh have been accompanied by their former teammate Bromley, a rookie defensive tackle, and linebacker Jameel McClain, who played at SU from 2005-07, to account for the four SU players on the Giants’ roster.In July, Nassib recalled a conversation he had with David Tyree — the Giants’ director of player development and former SU wide receiver — about Will Hicks, Syracuse’s assistant athletics director for athletic performance. “We were talking about how much fun we had with him and how much he helped us out and how much we miss him,” Nassib said. “It’s awesome to have these guys here who’ve kind of been through the same sh*t you have done in the past.“People around the building know about the Syracuse connection around here. We’ll always have that, the Syracuse connection.”Coughlin, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Giants, began his college career as a Syracuse running back in the 1960s and spent eight years on the Orangemen’s coaching staff after his playing career.Markus Paul, an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Giants, is the all-time interception leader in Syracuse program history with 19. He was a four-year starter at safety from 1985-88.Giants tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride Jr., the son of the franchise’s offensive coordinator from 2007-13, got his coaching start at SU as a graduate assistant from 2004-05.Even when the Giants began competitive play after training camp, they ran into more familiar faces from Syracuse — Doug Marrone and his horde of former SU coaches with the Buffalo Bills were the Giants’ first preseason opponent.In a way, the Syracuse alumni on the Giants haven’t really left.Said Bromley: “There’s Orange pride throughout these hallways and that’s known.” Commentslast_img read more

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Haitian women seek child support for UN peacekeeper babies

first_imgWomen sexually exploitedLawyers allege that the women were sexually exploited in some form by the soldiers, and should therefore receive support. The alleged fathers are scattered around the globe, having returned to their homes In Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Argentina, making it difficult to proceed with claims.Farhan Haq, deputy spokesperson for the UN secretary general, told the Guardian, that the organization would liaise with the countries the alleged fathers come from, and request that paternity and support claims be addressed. But he stressed that responsibility rests with “individuals who have been established to have fathered children.” Members of the UN peacekeeping force that were in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake fathered and abandoned numerous children and their mothers. Peacekeeper BabesHaitian women who claim they were sexually exploited by UN soldiers want child support.Lawyers for 11 women have filed the first legal action against both the UN and individual peacekeeping soldiers in paternity and child support claims. The lawsuit has been brought by human rights group Bureau Des Avocats Internationaux, (BAI) and the Institute forJustice and Democracy in Haiti, (IJDH).One mother claims she was raped while another was aged 17 when she gave birth, which amounts to statutory rape under Haitian law.last_img read more

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UKGC has harsh words for gaming industry amid more regulatory action

first_imgShare Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete June 8, 2020 Optimised communications help Wiraya deliver 15% reactivation boost June 3, 2020 SBC Digital Summit: Innovation on hold despite online casino growth – Alex Tomic April 29, 2020 Online gambling’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud this November, as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) this morning confirms that it had imposed further action on two UK-licensed operators for failing ‘to prevent money laundering and keeping consumers safe from gambling-related harms’.As previously reported this month, Daub Alderney, a subsidiary of London-AIM listed Stride Gaming was fined £7.1 million, for several failings on player protections and breaches of UK money laundering policies.Adding to the sector’s November failings, today the UKGC confirms that it has further sanctioned a £5.58 million financial penalty for Malta-based Casumo, running alongside a £1 million payment in lieu of a financial penalty for Malta counterpart Videoslots.Updating sector stakeholders, Neil McArthur, UKGC Chief Executive, stated a harsh tone to industry leadership: “I hope today’s announcement will make all online casino operators sit up and pay attention, as our investigations found that a large number of operators and their senior management were not meeting their obligations.“It is not enough to have policies and procedures in place. Everyone in a gambling business must understand its policies and procedures and take responsibility for properly applying them. We expect operators to know their customers and to ask the right questions to make sure they meet their anti-money laundering and social responsibility obligations.”Further actions have seen CZ Holdings surrender its licence after a licence review had been commenced. Nine other operators have been issued with Advice to Conduct letters and a further six are still under investigation.Stating its intent to clean-up online gambling, the Commission warns that nine other operators have been issued with ‘Advice of Conduct’ letters, in addition to a further six companies which have been placed under investigation.Supporting its November penalty packages, the UKGC informs that it has taken regulatory action against the individuals responsible for the operator failings, with three ‘Personal Licence Holders (PMLs)’ forced to surrender their licenses, whilst four have been issued with a warnings, and two have been served with ‘Advice as to Conduct notices’.Jeremy Wright – DCMSJeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) warned industry incumbents that the government department stood by the commission’s tougher standards on online gambling and player protections adding:“Any online operator that thinks it can ignore its duty to protect players should take note today – there will be consequences. Protecting vulnerable consumers is our prime concern, and it must be the priority for gambling operators too.“There are robust requirements to safeguard players and prevent money-laundering which all businesses must adhere to if they wish to operate in the British market. I am pleased to see the Gambling Commission taking the strongest possible action when companies fail to meet their obligations.”A spokesperson for Videoslots added: “We confirm that Videoslots has entered a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission of Great Britain to conclude a review of our operating licence. Their investigations were part of a thematic review by the regulator into AML and responsible gambling compliance in the remote gambling industry.“We are pleased that the Gambling Commission recognises that we were open and transparent from the outset of their investigation and fully cooperative throughout.“We accept there were weaknesses in our systems relating to how we managed our customers for anti-money laundering and social responsibility purposes, and have taken proactive and timely action to address all the issues identified.“We have agreed to make a payment in lieu of a financial penalty, which will go to a National Responsible Gambling Strategy project or projects to pay for research and treatment, as determined appropriate to address the risk of harmful gambling and we have already started putting the lessons learned into practice.” StumbleUpon Share Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

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Sportradar unveils EnduroTV for upcoming season

first_img Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Sportradar has united with ABC Communication, the official promoter of the SuperEnduro and EnduroGP, to create EnduroTV – the official streaming service for the competition from season 2019 and beyond. As part of three year partnership, the Sportradar based EnduroTV platform will provide live streams for all five events of the 2019 SuperEnduro World Championships, with all of the races subsequently being provided as Video on Demand (VOD). EnduroGP events in 2019 will also be available as VOD. Additionally, Sportradar will migrate part of the Enduro back catalogue to the new OTT platform, including all the live, magazine and free content from the 2018 EnduroGP and SuperEnduro season, as well as each magazine show from the 2017 EnduroGP and SuperEnduro season. This year’s SuperEnduro World Championship starts in a matter of weeks. Consisting of five rounds, it will begin at the home track of six time world Champion Tadeusz Błażusiak in Krakow on 8 December 2018, and finish around three months later with the Basque GP in the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao. Aiming to thrust the event into the forefront of sports, ABC Communication and Sportradar will also work together on the marketing and promotion of the platform to fans, including short form content creation, social media and search marketing, email marketing and other imaging and visual services. Bastien Blanchard, CEO of ABC Communication, commented: “Last season, we decided to create our own OTT Channel named EnduroTV. It was an interesting and exciting first year but at the end, we thought we had to make a step forward and improve the fan experience. That’s why the choice of Sportradar was natural for us. “In 2018 EnduroTV will get its own platform and it will be easy for every fan to watch EnduroGP and SuperEnduro from their different devices. We are really happy to sign a three year deal with Sportradar and we hope this collaboration will bring our Series to another level.”Rainer Geier, Managing Director OTT for Sportradar, added: “We believe that Enduro is a very exciting sport with great growth potential. It is for that reason that we are pleased to have partnered with ABC Communication to create the EnduroTV OTT platform for the EnduroGP and SuperEnduro World Championships. “We look forward to working together with ABC Communication to further grow the audience for this exciting sport and championship and we are thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to access a wide range of content both live and on-demand.”last_img read more

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England FA celebrates royal birth

first_imgThe Football Association has congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first child.The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby son weighing 8lbs 6oz at 4.24pm at St Mary’s Hospital in London.Prince William is the president of the FA. Greg Dyke, the FA chairman, said: “On behalf of The Football Association, I would like to congratulate their Royal Highnesses on the birth of their son. It is truly wonderful news.“All of us at The FA wish the new family well and all the very best for the future.”Prince William is an Aston Villa fan and the Barclays Premier League club have also offered their congratulations to the royal couple as well as sending a replica kit for the new arrival. A statement on www.avfc.co.uk read: “Villa would like to extend congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their baby boy. “The Duke is a huge Villa fan and it is hoped that his new son will be brought up in the claret and blue tradition. As a birthday present, Villa chiefs have sent the 8lbs 6oz tot a new kit with the appropriate letters ‘HRH’ and the number ‘1’ on the back.”last_img read more