Arjuna awardee Satwiksairaj Rankireddy tests COVID positive

first_imgNEW DELHI: Set to be conferred the Arjuna award on Saturday, Indian badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has tested positive for COVID-19 and been in home quarantine for nearly a week. The 20-year-old men’s doubles player said he is yet to develop any symptoms of the infection. The national awards will be given away in a virtual ceremony on Saturday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agencies Also Watch: Tea Tribes Demand Holiday on ‘Karam Parab’, Stage Cultural Protestlast_img

Leonora facility approved by CFU

first_imgTHE football fraternity of Guyana will have the opportunity to see their Golden Jaguars in 3rd round action of the Scotiabank-sponsored Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Senior Men’s Championship.After an inspection of the Leonora Stadium by CFU’s appointed official inspector, Barbadian Patrick Beckles, last Thursday night, in the presence of some top officials of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and Government, the venue was given the green light to host the fixture against Cup holders Jamaica on October 11.The much-anticipated clash with the Reggae Boyz was in jeopardy after it was made known that the Guyana National Stadium was unavailable to host the game.The GFF, in a determined effort not to surrender home advantage like they did in the second round versus Curacao, wrote the CFU seeking approval for the Leonora facility which led to the inspector’s affirmative response.Guyana begin their third round campaign away to neighbour and nemesis Suriname on October 8. (Ras Wadada)last_img read more

Former New Orleans Saints Dempsey dies of COVID-19

first_img(Reuters) – Former New Orleans Saints kicker, Tom Dempsey, has died at the age of 73 after contracting COVID-19, the NFL team said on Sunday.Dempsey, who was born without toes on his right foot, joined the Saints out of college in 1969 and in November 1970, set a record for the longest field goal with a game-winning 63-yard kick against the Detroit Lions.His record was equalled three times before being broken in December, 2013 when Denver Broncos kicker, Matt Prater, converted a 64-yard effort against the Tennessee Titans.“The New Orleans Saints family is deeply saddened and heartbroken at this most difficult time,” Saints owner Gayle Benson said in a statement.“Tom’s life spoke directly to the power of the human spirit and exemplified his resolute determination to not allow setbacks to impede following his dreams and aspirations.”The custom-made shoe that Dempsey wore to kick with is on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills before retiring in 1979.Dempsey was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on March 25.last_img read more

Former Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael signs with Indianapolis Colts

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse wide receiver Steve Ishmael signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, as reported by NFL Network. He joins his SU teammate, Zaire Franklin, who was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Colts. Overall the two former Orange, along with Ervin Philips and Jamar McGloster, have been acquired by NFL teams on Saturday.Ishmael is Syracuse’s all-time leader in receiving yardage and finished second in program history in catches behind Philips. Ishmael broke the Syracuse career receiving yards record in his final game, breaking the mark previously held by Marvin Harrison. Now, Ishmael has signed with the same team that drafted Harrison in the first round in 1996.In 2017, Ishmael and Philips set an ACC record with the most combined receptions by a pair of teammates. Ishmael contributed 105 receptions to that record, going with Philips’ 89. The Associated Press named Ishmael a third-team All-American after the season.Prior to signing Ishmael after the NFL Draft concluded, the Colts had picked two wideouts in the draft itself: Daurice Fountain from Northern Iowa and Deon Cain from Clemson. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 28, 2018 at 10:32 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Golf: Italians want to host Ryder Cup

first_imgThe Italian Golf Federation is bidding to hold the 2022 Ryder Cup.It’s earmarked the Marco Simone club near Rome.Austria, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Turkey are also thought likely to be in the running when the winning bid is announced next year.last_img

O’Shea not fazed by League defeat

first_imgTipperary lost out to a better team on the day was manager Eamon O’Shea’s simple summation of yesterdays defeat to Waterford in the National Hurling League semi-final.1-19 to 2-15 the final score at Nowlan Park in favour of the Deise.At half-time Tipp led 2-8 to 0-11 after goals from Bonnar Maher and John “Bubbles” O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer suffered a suspected broken bone in his finger in the first half and went off injured in the second and was replaced by Shane Bourke.Paraic Mahony snatched a late winner for Waterford from a freeO’Shea say’s Tipp weren’t fazed by Waterford’s defensive system saying most teams play defensively against Tipp.He says the team will now regroup and take a break for a few weeks.Cork beat Dublin in yesterday’s other semi-final, coming from 12 points down at one stage to win by a single point – 1-27 to 2-23.last_img read more

Sportnco maintains legacy sportsbook partnership with

first_img, the French online sportsbook property of GIMO Ltd, has extended its existing sportsbook platform agreement with Sportnco – the B2B division of France Pari.Updating stakeholders, management confirms that it has renewed Sportnco lead sportsbook supplier provisions until February 2025, a contract which France Pari’s B2B subsidiary has served since 2010.Sportnco sportsbook systems will service for key disciplines related to wagering platform provisions, player account management, front-end UI design, iOS and Android apps and risk and trading management services.Kenny Ibgui, CEO of, said: “Our partnership with Sportnco has helped generate good market share and margins in one of the toughest regulated markets in Europe. This growth is a clear sign of the productive partnership that we have developed since 2010 and we are very happy to renew our partnership with Sportnco until 2025.”The latest figures from the regulator ARJEL showed gross gaming revenues for sports betting had risen 36% to €650m for the nine-month period to the end of September 2019, despite a lack of a major football tournament during that time.Hervé Schlosser, founder and CEO Sportnco, added: “I’m delighted to confirm the renewal of our partnership with, the first operator we launched our B2B network with in 2010. The continued development of the Sportnco and brands is testament to the hard work we have accomplished over the past decade, with attention to detail and expertise in trading and risk management enabling us to generate strong margins for our sportsbook partners.” Xtremepush: Why real-time messaging is key to maximising revenue from live betting September 16, 2019 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share continues Brazilian drive with CR Flamengo digital partnership July 16, 2019 Share France Pari nets BNP Paribas venture support for Sportnco B2B ambitions June 28, 2019 Submitlast_img read more

Net 59 helps Pauline chase her dream

first_img Ten women golfers are one step closer to playing with a star of the European Tour after qualifying for the national final of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf. They came through the North regional qualifier at Windermere Golf Club where Pauline Fawcett, from Knott End Golf Club in Lancashire, led the way with a remarkable net score of just 59. Pauline now goes forward to the final in England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, in August, alongside Abby Roper (Seascale, Cumbria); Yolanda Metcalfe (Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria); Karen Douglas (Easingwold, Yorkshire); Diane Cairns (Seahouses, Northumberland); Mandy Holden (West End, Yorkshire); Jesnette Kinder (Reddish Vale, Cheshire); Andrea Wallis (Crosland Heath, Yorkshire); Susanna Sulistio (Penwortham, Lancashire); and Kathryn Watkin (Castle Eden, Durham). Pauline, who plays off 15 and had birdies at three of the par threes, said: “That was the round of my life – by far my best and probably never to be repeated! Even when I hit a bad shot it seemed to land in a good place. On the greens I was just trying to get the putts close – but they kept dropping in! It was a day I will never forget.” The ten players will be joined by qualifiers from five other regional finals and the overall winner will be England’s female Handicap Golfer of the Year. The top nine players in the field will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of The Challenge Tour, at Luton Hoo on 6 September. They’ll be joined by the top nine players from the companion men’s championship, making up a total of six teams in the pro-am. The most successful of these teams will go on to the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, at Close House in Northumberland later in the same month, playing with a star of The European Tour. The Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy is an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1,900 affiliated clubs and features separate competitions for men and women. Players can already register their interest in the 2018 Chase Your Dream Trophy by clicking here. Entries will open in the autumn to players who have been successful in 2017 club competitions and are eligible for the regional finals. Last season, England Golf and Bridgestone worked together to run a similar event called the Driveguard Trophy for club golfers. It made a dream come true for South West players Zack Rosen, Carl Broomfield and Peter Carr. The trio eventually found themselves as guests of Bridgestone at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, playing alongside 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell. 26 May 2017 Net 59 helps Pauline chase her dream last_img read more

Another emotional week for Warriors

first_imgLess than two weeks after the terror attacks in the city, the Sea Eagles will host the Warriors at AMI Stadium.A heavy-hearted Warriors belted Canterbury in their season-opener in Auckland last week, but were fell back to earth when routed by Wests Tigers on Sunday.”I thought it was a big week for the footy club last week as I said after that game, for a number of reasons,” Kearney said after the loss to the Tigers.”The lesson for this footy team is that the NRL, it’s every week.”You’ve got to turn up ready, regardless of who the opponent, what round it is and where they are on the table. It doesn’t matter.”I thought possibly there were some individuals tonight who were still on the cloud that they finished off with last week. But it’s a good lesson for them.”But any disappointment will likely pale in comparison to the landscape that awaits for them when they travel to Christchurch this week.After confirming the NRL fixture would still proceed, the Sea Eagles have already indicated heading over early to assist the community in any form possible.Kearney predicted more emotion ahead for both teams.”I reckon if last week’s anything to go by, it’s been a pretty sombre week back home for obvious reasons,” he said.”It’s been wonderful to see the country and all communities rally behind the tragedy that’s happened.”I get a sense that Manly will see that firsthand this week. Our focus is making sure that we prepare correctly for a good performance next Saturday.”The Warriors will be aiming to bounce back after an insipid display against the Tigers, who poured on six tries in the final 45 minutes of the contest.”There were parts where we tried in the first half, but I think some of us thought it was going to be an easier night than what they anticipated,” Kearney said.last_img read more

Thompson equals 100m world lead

first_img Akan’s Track Club’s Javon Francis was fastest in the men’s 400 metres, winning his heat in 46.39. Jonia McDonald of MVP was second in 46.48, with UTech’s Twayne Crooks third in 46. 52. Michael Frater clocked 10.60 seconds in 2.4 metres per second wind in the men’s 100 metres. However, Julian Forte stole the spotlight. Running in -1.6 mps wind, he clocked 10.28. Sprint Tech’s Rasheed Dwyer was second overall in 10.43, while MVP’s Andrew Fisher was third with 10.50. Former World Youth 400m hurdles champion Marvin Williams of UTech had a top time of 51.88 seconds. Second overall was Dwayne Extol of Eagles Track Club, in 52.27, with Andre Peart of MVP third in 52.41. St Jago High’s Keenan Lawrence took the men’s Open 800m 1:52.66, defeating UTech’s Trey Graham (1:53.99). Edwin Allen and Jamaica College (JC) captured the high school sprint relays. Edwin Allen won the girls’ event in 45.05 seconds ahead of Excelsior High (45.78), while JC clocked 40.59 seconds in winning the boys’ event ahead of Excelsior (41.50). UTech’s Orlando Thomas won the men’s javelin with 16.56m; UTech’s Tajay Gayle won the men’s long jump with 7.25m; while Geneva Greaves took the women’s shot put with 14.37m. WORLD 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson produced a world-leading 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100 metres at the Senior Link-Up track and field meet at Stadium East yesterday morning. Thompson joined the United States Morolake Akinosun atop the world list after her win a week ago in Texas. Thompson sprinted away from a competitive line-up to post her impressive time as Anneisha McLaughlin Whilby was some way off in second spot in 11.41 seconds, with her training partner at Sprint Tech, Audra Segree, third in 11.45. Ronda Whyte returned to competition in style, scoring an impressive win in the women’s 400 metres hurdles. Whyte stopped the clock at 56.1 seconds, defeating Shannon Kallawan (56.3) and overseas-based Sparkle McKnight (56.6), who is a part of the MVP Track Club. Nikita Tracey, who also competes for MVP, was fourth in 57.3. Janieve Russell clocked 51.79 seconds in to win the women’s 400m ahead of Namibia’s Tjipekapora Herunga (52.03), representing MVP Track Club, and her training partner, Jody Muir (53.00). World 400 metres finalist, Stephenie McPherson, was too good for teammates Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in the 200m. McPherson won in 23.12 seconds ahead of Jackson (23.21), while Fraser-Pryce was third in 23.24. JAVON FRANCIS WINlast_img read more