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first_img— The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the pandemic. City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOREx-Michigan tight end Chuck Christian says he was abusedANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former University of Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become stage 4 prostate cancer if he hadn’t been victimized in college.Chuck Christian said during a videoconferencing interview Wednesday that the late Dr. Robert Anderson gave him unnecessary rectal exams before he played for the Wolverines during the 1977-80 seasons. The 60-year-old Christian said he would have been quicker to seek cancer treatment if he wasn’t emotionally scarred by Anderson’s annual physicals. Update on the latest sports Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has stripped the Red Sox of their second-round pick in this year’s draft while also punishing former Boston skipper Alex Cora for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing maneuvers of 2017 and ‘18.Manfred concluded Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins broke rules by using in-game video to revise sign sequences provided to players. According to Manfred, Watkins was a “key participant” in the 2017 Apple incident, when the Red Sox used a smartwatch to relay decoded signs from the replay room to the dugout.Watkins was suspended without pay through this year’s postseason and prohibited from serving as the replay room operator through 2021.Meanwhile, Cora has been suspended through the 2020 postseason for his previous conduct as bench coach with the Astros. Cora became manager of the Red Sox in 2018 and left the team last winter.Manfred found Boston’s conduct far less egregious than that of the Astros, whom he determined used video to steal catchers’ signs during their run to the 2017 World Series title and again during the 2018 season. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended through the 2020 postseason on Jan. 13 and Houston was fined $5 million, the maximum under the Major League Constitution. The Astros were penalized their next two first- and second-round amateur draft picks. April 23, 2020 Gronkowski earned four All-Pro selections in nine seasons while serving as one of Brady’s top targets at New England. Brady signed a two-year, $50 package with New England past month.The 31-year-old Gronkowski has one year and $10 million left on his contract. He comes out of retirement following a one-year absence.In other NFL news:— Giants defensive tackle Leonard Williams has signed his non-exclusive franchise tag. Williams will earn a salary in the 2020 season based on the average of the top five salaries from his position. The two sides can negotiate a long-term contract during the season. The Giants acquired Williams on Oct. 29 from the Jets for two draft choices.— The head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May. Executive Director DeMaurice (deh-MOHR’-ihs) Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a provision that would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL began its new business year March 18. If the season should resume, VanVleet says he isn’t convinced health concerns can be adequately addressed as long as the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat. He described himself as a skeptic in a conference call Wednesday and questioned whether a return to action could be carried out safely. VanVleet also said he doesn’t relish the idea of playing in front of empty arenas.In other virus-related developments:— Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills.— Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic director Vince Tyra also announced 4% pay cuts for staffers earning more than $100,000 in the next year, with those earning below that figure taking 2% salary cuts. The newest salary cuts do not include head coaches, senior staff or the AD, whose salaries were reduced 10% earlier this month.— A staff member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has tested positive for COVID-19. Tokyo organizers issued a statement Wednesday saying the male employee in his 30s worked at the headquarters building in Tokyo and was in quarantine at home. They said the area where he worked would be disinfected, and people who worked nearby have been told to stay home. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed last month until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press — The New Orleans Saints have canceled their offseason program because of the coronavirus shutdown and informed players they’ll not be required to report to club headquarters until training camp, whenever that may be. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said coach Sean Payton informed players of the decision today, adding that the club will remain in regular communication with players between now and the opening of training camp.— Percy Harvin is planning an NFL comeback, nearly four years after his last game. The former Florida star and first-round draft pick by Minnesota in 2009 expects to get invited to a training camp this season and show his 32-year-old body still has what it takes to be an elite playmaker. Harvin’s decision to resume his career comes after he underwent hip surgery last August. Doctors found a blockage he says may have been there since high school.WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NOTRE DAME-MCGRAWNotre Dame’s McGraw retiresUNDATED (AP) — One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball history has stepped down. Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw has abruptly retired after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes 936 victories and two national championships in 33 seasons. The 64-year-old McGraw became the 13th woman inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame three years ago, one year before her second NCAA title.McGraw is one of five Division I men’s or women’s basketball coaches with at least 930 wins, nine Final Fours and multiple titles. She logged 842 over 24 seasons with the Irish.TENNIS-FEDERER-TOUR MERGERFederer wants ATP-WTA mergerUNDATED (AP) — Roger Federer is calling for the merger of the governing bodies for the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours, sparking a conversation among players and fans. Christian is one of hundreds of University of Michigan graduates who allege that Anderson molested them under the guise that the abuse was a normal part of the physicals they had to get in order to participate in sports.GOLF-WOODS/MICKELSONWoods-Mickelson rematch to include Brady, ManningUNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are primed for a made-for-TV rematch, and they’ll be paired with a pair of NFL rival quarterbacks.Turner Sports says quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will join them for a two-on-two match to be aired on TNT sometime in May. Turner didn’t provide specifics concerning the exact date or location, only to say that tournament organizers would work with government and health officials to meet safety and health standards. The 20-time Grand Slam champion issued the notion in a series of tweets, saying it probably should have happened a long time ago and maybe now is really the time.Those giving support to the idea include rival Rafael Nadal and 12-time major singles champion Billie Jean King, who founded the WTA and has long said men and women should share one tour. Women’s tennis stars Simona Halep (HA’-lehp) and Garbiñe Muguruza (moo-gah-ROO’-thah) have also voiced their approval.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSHornets coach says players aren’t in game shapeUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is bracing for the suspended NBA season not to resume, saying everyone is preparing for the worst-case scenario. The Red Sox also announced that Ron Roenicke (REH’-neh-kee) is their new manager after giving him the job on an interim basis in March. He replaced Cora.NFL-NEWSTrade reunites Gronkowski with Brady in Tampa BayUNDATED (AP) — Rob Gronkowski has become an official member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The tight end will be catching passes from Tom Brady again after the New England Patriots agreed to send him to the Bucs, along with a seventh-round pick in this weekend’s draft. The Pats receive a fourth-round selection. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-RED SOX-SIGN STEALINGRed Sox stripped of pick, Cora banned in sign stealing scamsNEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have escaped the heavy punishment doled out to the Houston Astros in their separate sign-stealing scandals. Maxwell Berning won a fourth major at the Women’s Western Open. She had 11 career victories on the LPGA Tour while raising two daughters. She joins Tiger Woods, Marion Hollins and former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem in the 2021 induction class.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Turner said all donations and fundraising from the match would benefit relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic.GOLF HALL OF FAME-MAXWELL BERNINGMaxwell Berning, winner of 3 US Opens, gets in Hall of FameUNDATED (AP) — Susie Maxwell Berning is the fourth and final person to be inducted next year in the World Golf Hall of Fame.She won the U.S. Women’s Open three times in a six-year span. Only five other women have won at least three U.S. Women’s Open and all of them are in the Hall of Fame.last_img read more

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Mets’ Alonso: ‘I will not remain silent’ on racial injustice

first_imgLeeds and West Bromwich Albion currently sit in the automatic promotion spots.___Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years.English football has been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic but “Project Restart” is well underway and the Premier League is set resume on June 17.Liverpool has a massive 25-point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City. ___The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he acquired COVID-19 and was concerned for his life in mid-March.Gian Piero Gasperini tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.He says that when he returned to Bergamo, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, “I didn’t have a fever but I felt destroyed and as if I had a 40-degree (Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit) fever.”He adds, “Every two minutes an ambulance passed by as there’s a hospital nearby. It seemed like a war. At night, I would think, ‘If go in (the hospital), what will happen to me?’” Associated Press Mets’ Alonso: ‘I will not remain silent’ on racial injustice May 31, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Mets star Pete Alonso is the latest high-profile athlete to speak out against racial injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd. The Premier League announced Thursday that play is due to return on June 17 following the coronavirus suspension that began mid-March.The EFL followed suit on Sunday evening, announcing that the Championship is set to restart around the same time.In a statement, the EFL says: “Following Saturday’s announcement by the government to allow elite sporting events to return behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend of 20 June 2020 for matches in the Sky Bet Championship.”The date was “subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance is met; and that clubs receive clearance from their local authorities in order to stage matches at their home grounds.”The aim is to end the season with the Championship playoff final “on or around 30 July” with details of games still to be confirmed. Liverpool stepped up preparations by resuming contact training in recent days, with Klopp looking to hit the ground running in the postponed Merseyside derby.“We don’t have to be match-fit now,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “We try it with increasing intensity, day by day, but we have to be fit on the 19th or 20th, whichever day they will give us against Everton, I think. That’s the moment when we want to be at 100%.”Klopp noted the length of the break was unprecedented.“We never had nine weeks without football training in our lives – since we played football, pretty much,” Klopp said.___ Sri Lanka’s national cricket squad will start training from Monday after more than two months of restrictions.Sri Lanka Cricket announced Sunday that 13 players for the men’s team — selected across the three formats of the game — will undergo a 12-day residential training camp at Colombo Cricket Club.Bowlers dominate the squad. They will need more time for conditioning before going into matches, the cricket board said.The training camp will be conducted under strict health guidelines and the players will not be allowed to venture out of the training venue or their hotel for personal purposes during the camp, the board said.There are 1,630 COVID-19 cases reported from Sri Lanka so far with 10 deaths. Authorities say these come from identifiable clusters and from among those returning from overseas. “For the past couple of days, I’ve struggled to wrap my mind around what’s happening,” Alonso posted on Instagram. “I have a voice and I will not remain silent. My heart has been broken over the murder of George Floyd.“I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against because the color of my skin. To anyone who faces this type of discrimination, I will fight for you and be an ally. I will always stand with you. There needs to be justice and change made for the better of humanity. Let words be our sword and unity be our armor. Take care of each other,” he wrote.The 25-year-old Alonso was the NL Rookie of the Year last season. The first baseman led the majors with 53 home runs, a record for rookies.___The English Football League says the second-tier Championship is set to resume on June 20. Gasperini said he quickly recovered without checking into the hospital and didn’t confirm he had the virus until the entire Atalanta team was tested 10 days ago. ___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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The Latest: Karate worlds postponed by 1 year to 2021

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___This year’s karate world championships have been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Karate worlds postponed by 1 year to 2021 Another tennis player has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition series organized by Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia.Viktor Troicki says he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus. The former top-20 player from Serbia played against Djokovic in Belgrade during the first part of the two-leg tour.Djokovic was the face behind the Adria Tour. The series started in the Serbian capital and then moved to Zadar, Croatia, last weekend.There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria said Sunday he has tested positive for the virus. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive. Associated Press Djokovic left Croatia after the final was canceled and was tested in Belgrade. The results are expected soon.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The World Karate Federation says the championships will now take place from Nov. 16-21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The governing body says “the well-being and safety of competitors and fans could not be ensured amid the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19.”Karate was set to make its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but that event has also been postponed by a year.The karate worlds are held every two years. The scheduled 2022 event has also been put back one year to 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.___ June 23, 2020last_img read more

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WBB : Second-half defensive pressure leads Syracuse past Lafayette

first_imgEight seconds into the second half, Elashier Hall drained a 3-pointer from the right wing. Moments later, she ripped the ball away from Lafayette forward Sarah McGorry in the backcourt, displaying an aggression Syracuse lacked defensively in the first half.On the Leopards’ next possession down the court, Phylesha Bullard forced another steal. And after Hall finished a layup following the turnover, Lafayette burned a timeout to regroup just 44 seconds into the half.‘We always talk about the first five minutes of the second half,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘I think the first five minutes always tells the tale. The first five minutes, I think we were up 10, 12 points.’Syracuse (3-0) used an inspired defensive effort in the second half to pull away from  Lafayette (0-3) for a 74-54 win on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange went into halftime with a one-point lead after a suspect performance on the defensive end. Syracuse’s full-court press and 2-3 zone were both easily broken by the Leopards in the first 20 minutes, but the team made adjustments at halftime and cruised to victory in the second half.For Hillsman, though, the first half performance was disappointing.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith SU leading just 31-30 at halftime, the head coach quickly let his players know he wasn’t pleased with their effort. He then left the locker room to let them discuss their lackluster performance.‘I challenged them. I really got on them. I told them, I said, ‘We’re not doing the things that we do,” Hillsman said. ‘I walked out of the locker room and said, ‘You guys figure it out.”Before halftime, Lafayette broke the Orange’s full-court press with ease, passing it up the sidelines to get into its half-court offense. Once the offense was set, the Leopards were patient. They swung the ball around the perimeter to get SU’s 2-3 zone moving before a forward flashed to the foul line for an open jumper.That patience and ball movement was apparent on the Leopards’ final possession of the first half.With SU up by two and less than one minute to play, Lafayette guard Brya Freeland brought the ball up the floor and hit McGorry at the free-throw line. McGorry turned to the basket before swinging the ball back Freeland on the right wing.Freeland took a few dribbles and surveyed the floor before firing a pass to Melissa Downey, who had slipped behind the defense along the right sideline near the basket. She dropped off a bounce pass to a cutting McGorry, who was fouled by Kayla Alexander on her layup attempt.McGorry went to the line and hit one free throw to move the Leopards within a point going into the half.‘We had to stop their midrange because they were on fire from midrange in the first half, so we pretty much got each other going,’ SU guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said.Syracuse ratcheted up the intensity immediately by forcing the two quick turnovers. Coming out of that timeout 44 seconds into the half, Hall forced Lafayette guard Emily Homan to walk while trying to escape a defensive trap.It was the Leopards’ third turnover in as many possessions.The Orange switched its press to force Lafayette to dribble up the court rather than pass down the sideline. Hillsman said assistant coach Vonn Read made the adjustment, which made a big difference in the second half.‘We came out with a different mentality,’ Hall said. ‘And we just had to get up on them man to man and force them to dribble a lot instead of making that pass over the top and breaking our press.’That pressure keyed a 24-5 run to start the second half for the Orange.SU held the Leopards scoreless for the first 3:16 of the half, and didn’t allow them to score again until the 13:25 mark.And three possessions after that rare bucket, Tyson-Thomas took the ball from guard Maddie Peabody and went coast-to-coast to finish a runner from a few feet out to give SU a commanding 20-point lead — its largest of the game to that point.The Orange defense stayed sharp and held Lafayette in check the rest of the way for an easy win.‘We got out there and we did what we were supposed to do,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We turned it up in the second half.’rjgery@syr.edu Published on November 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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Kostanov guiding UW tennis team

first_imgOn a sports team, one of the most important and difficult things to obtain is the respect of your peers. It takes a person with a special mix of skill and discipline to gain that respect from his teammates. Despite being on the team for only two years, senior Alexander Kostanov has done just that.Kostanov began playing tennis at the age of seven in his hometown of Kursk, Russia, about a two-hour drive from the Ukrainian border. His father is a tennis instructor and when Kostanov was young, his father provided the extra push for him to pursue his passion for tennis.After high school, Kostanov committed to the University of South Carolina, and he spent his freshman and sophomore years with the Gamecocks, putting up a record of 22-33 in singles and 21-28 doubles. His strong work ethic and skill helped make him one of South Carolina’s top tennis players by the end of his sophomore campaign, playing in the number one singles spot for the final five games of the season.After his sophomore year, Kostanov was looking for more of a challenge on the court and in the classroom. While looking for a Big Ten school that would fit his intellectual and tennis needs, he stumbled upon a Wisconsin team looking to add players.“We were definitely one of the schools he was looking at,” Head Coach Greg Van Emburgh remembered. “He wanted to be part of a solid program in the Big Ten. He felt like indoors would really suit his game so it was just an all-around nice fit.”The nice fit did not stop at just the tennis facilities. Kostanov’s stoic personality and hard work ethic melded into the team well from the very beginning.“He fit in right away,” Assistant Coach Joe Bates said. “The guys took him seriously, as a player and a person, and they have respected him for it from the beginning.”Because of his work ethic and his new environment, Kostanov quickly worked up the ranks on Wisconsin’s tennis squad. His junior year, Kostanov played primarily in the number two slot posting a record of 13-16 on the year. He fit in even better while playing doubles where – at the number two spot – he finished with a 8-6 record.His success has continued into his senior year.With just two matches left before the Big Ten tournament, Kostanov has nearly split his singles matchups with a record of 14-13. In doubles, he was also recently moved up to join powers with Wisconsin’s other senior tennis player, Billy Bertha. Despite lingering injuries, the duo has been able to post a 3-5 record this year.With Kostanov leaving the team next year, the coaches are looking to fill the hole he will leave. His hard work ethic and strong  have always been an asset to the team, helping get the players on task and in the right state of mind.“He is the type of person that leads by example,” Van Emburgh said. “I don’t think he has ever been late to practice. He always works as hard as he possibly can. Every time he is here he is competitive and he tries to do the best he can. Whether he is on the practice court or playing you know what you are going to get from Alex.”As anyone can see from any number of examples in the sports world, respect comes from a player’s work ethic and leadership. Kostanov has that special blend of both that has helped him lead the Badgers in his two years with the program. After he is done with his collegiate play, Kostanov will still be around campus finishing his degree in economics when the season comes to an end. But what comes after that is a mystery, even to Kostanov.“More than likely I will go back [to Russia],” Kotanov said. “But I am not sure, maybe I will find something to do around here.”last_img read more

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Kavinder Bisht storms into pre quarters at World Boxing Championship

first_img Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US Session ID: 2020-09-09:a9cc894d2302e44644c6f391 Player Element ID: video_player_5f585ad79c8a4 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen COMMENT Written By WE RECOMMEND “It was a good bout today. I was waiting for my bout since a long time and it was felt great to box today. My Chinese opponent was taller and had more speed than me but it was not that tough, said Kavinder after his bout. My next bout is against Finland’s boxer who is also taller than me. I will strategise for him along with my coaches,”  Kavinder said after the winning his bout.  READ | Ken Shamrock expresses a desire to share the ring with Brock LesnarKavinder Bisht had to strive to notch up a 3-2 win against China’s Chen Zhihao as he entered the Round of 16 at the AIBA Men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia today.The fifth seed’s early use of aggression backfired when his Chinese opponent managed to resist his punches in the final round to land some of his own. A determined Kavinder Bisht refused to let that bother him and kept fighting till the end to edge Zhihao by a whisker as three judges ruled in his favour.READ |  Wrestling TV: A new platform dedicated to Indian wrestlersKavinder Bisht is eyeing his first medal in his second appearance at a World Championships. In his last outing in 2017, Kavinder Bisht caused a big upset when he knocked out two-time World Championships medallist Mohamed Flissi of Algeria on his way to the quarter-finals.This year, he will take on Finland’s Arslan Khataev in his quest for a berth in the last-eight for the second consecutive edition.With this victory, Indian boxers continued their stellar run at the AIBA Men’s World Championships this year as they won six out of their seven bouts. While Amit Panghal (52kg), Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) have all clinched wins, Ashish Kumar (75kg) was the only exception as he went down 2-3 to his Chinese opponent, Tanglathian Tuohetaerbieke in Round 2.On Sunday, Satish Kumar (+91kg) will start his challenge against Strandja Cup gold medallist Richard Torrez of USA.Panghal, Bisht and Ashish Kumar were seeded this time as a total of four Indian boxers got first-round byes at this elite championship where 488 athletes from 89 countries are vying for medals.READ | World Wrestling Championships: Yogeshwar picks his favouritesREAD | Manish Kaushik in AIBA Men’s WC 2nd round with thumping win in Russia First Published: 15th September, 2019 19:35 ISTcenter_img India’s great run at the World Boxing Championship continued today as Asian Championships silver medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) became the fifth boxer to reach the pre-quarter-finals. FOLLOW US Last Updated: 15th September, 2019 19:50 IST Kavinder Bisht Storms Into Pre Quarters At World Boxing Championship India’s great run at the World Boxing Championship continued today as Asian Championships silver medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) qualified for pre-quarter LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Amit Panghal sails into pre-quarters at World Boxing Championships Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTEDlast_img read more

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SBC’s on the ball: Russia 2018, The FA and Leicester City

first_img Related Articles Aston Villa finishes W88 shirt sponsorship June 29, 2020 Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at Russia 2018, a new sponsorship deal for the FA and a positive year for Leicester City.____________________The Football League schedule meeting with Wolves over third party ownership Following on from a number of Football League clubs questioning whether the structure of Fosun International’s ownership of Wolves is in breach of the rules, the Football League has arranged a meeting with Wolves Governance.The questions surround the role of Jorge Mendes, the football super agent who has close links with Wolves and also represents the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.An EFL statement outlined: “At its meeting today the EFL Board considered at length the matter of the relationship between Wolves, majority shareholder of the club, Fosun and Jorge Mendes, in light of the recent concerns raised by a number of clubs.It was agreed that the EFL Executive will meet with the management of the Club to reiterate the requirements of our regulations and those of the FA and will report back to the Board in due course.“It should be noted that the club was explicitly informed in July 2016 of all the requirements it was expected to meet as part of the change of control, and appropriate arrangements were put in place to ensure compliance.“The club has confirmed that the undertakings given at the time remain in place and are being complied with.”The FA drinks in new sponsorship deal Carlsberg’s 22 year spell as sponsor the England national team came to an end this week as the FA agreed a lucrative, long term partnership with Budweiser. The deal, which begins next season, will see Budweiser become the official beer of the England Men’s Team will commence next season.Mark Bullingham, FA commercial & marketing director, stated: “Budweiser has been a great long-term partner across many different parts of football, so we’re delighted with this new, bigger partnership that will take support for the game and entertainment for the fans to the next level. This is the largest official beer partnership deal that The FA has ever done, which allows us to continue to invest in all areas of the game. On top of that, Budweiser’s commitment to activate the partnership in new and exciting ways will be brilliant for fans throughout the country and for the matchday experience at Wembley.“Our relationship with our current beer partner for the England Team comes to its contractual end after this summer’s World Cup and I would like to thank them for its support and contribution over our 22-year partnership.”The FA currently has no betting partner, after it ended its partnership with Ladbrokes last year citing that it had changed its policy on gambling and would no longer have a gambling partner.World First for Aston Villa with integrated fan card payment technologyAston Villa Football Club has become the first club in the world to integrate pre-paid contactless and chip and pin payment technology into its season and member cards. The new technology will enable fans to use their Aston Villa Season/member cards in the same way as any pre-paid payment card, including contactless payments up to £30, with fans earning Pride Rewards points at a ratio of one point for every pound spent.Fans will be able to use their cards to enter the stadium, and at all Villa Park payment terminals, including concourses, the Ticket Office and the Aston Villa Store. In addition, the card will enable fans to shop, both at the online Aston Villa store and on the high street, with a host of affiliate retailers who will be announced in due course. Luke Organ, Chief Commercial Officer at Aston Villa Football Club, commented: “We are committed to giving fans the best experience possible when dealing with the club, either as season ticket holders or members. The new contactless, chip and pin technology will ensure that season ticket holders and members can use their card to buy merchandise and refreshments at the ground on match day, or on the high street with our affiliate retail partners – all the time earning Pride Rewards points.”The technology behind the new integrated payment and stadium access card is being provided by FortressGB, one of the world’s leading providers of loyalty, payment and access solutions to the sports and entertainment industry. Popularity of women’s sport on the ascendancyThe number of fans attending top-level women’s sport in the UK is set to break the half million barrier for the first time in 2018, new research suggests. Since 2013, attendances for UK women’s sports have grown, on average, 38% year-on-year, according to sports marketing agency Two Circles. They now predict the number of fans watching women’s sport will increase by 49% on 2017 to hit 682,000 in 2018. They say growth has been driven by increased awareness and media coverage.Vitaly Mutko replacement appointed ahead of the World CupAfter the departure of deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, 45 year old Arkady Dvorkovich has been appointed to the role of chairman of the new chairman of Russia’s local organising committee (LOC) for this Summer’s football showpiece.There will be a lot of pressure on Dvorkovich, who is a significant figure within Russian politics to succeed in the role after after Mutko’s resignation came amid a backdrop of FIFA being plagued with criticism over the way it has failed to pursue the question of whether the Russian FA covered up positive tests within the Russian national football team. Mutko, received a lifetime ban from the Olympics in December and left his role citing that he had every intention of appealing the Olympic ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Financial furtherance leaves Foxes purringLeicester City has reported its most successful period in its 134-year history after publishing its financial results for the year ending 31 May 2017. The earning potential afforded by the Club’s first appearance in the UEFA Champions League helped form record pre-tax profits of £92.5 million – a huge jump from £16.4 million the year previous. The addition of European competition to the fixture schedule also boosted ticket revenue by 42%, despite a third consecutive year of frozen season ticket prices. Leicester City Chief Executive Susan Whelan said: “Securing a legacy for the Club’s recent achievements is among our greatest responsibilities, as it will be the platform from which Leicester City can grow and achieve further, sustainable success in the future. “It is central to King Power’s vision for the Club and the determination of the Srivaddhanaprabha family to reward our fans for their immeasurable and unconditional support.”____________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information…last_img read more

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Fetteh Feyenoord promoted to Ghana Premier League

first_imgGomoa Fetteh Feyenoord sealed a return to the Ghana Premier League after a 2-1 win over Dunkwa FC at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Academy side made it three wins out of three top zone III of the Division One League promotional playoffs.Feyenoord scored first on six minutes through striker Kennedy Boateng but that cancelled out by an own goal.But the credit goes to Dunkwa FC’s Goerge Appiah who pounced on a juvenile throw-in which was poorly dealt with inside the box by Feyenoord.Samuel Tetteh scored the winning goal on 52 minutes after shooting past goalkeeper on a one-on-one situation.Feyenoord first tasted Premier League football in 2004 but got relegated after the 2006/07 season. In the other match, Gold Stars defeated Eleven Wise 2-1 at the Tema Sports Stadium.last_img read more

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LeBron James: ‘I’m the best player in the world’

first_imgLeBron James is often described as one of the best NBA players of all time, a fact that doesn’t appear to be lost on the Cleveland Cavaliers star even with his team facing elimination from the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors.”I’m confident because I’m the best player in the world,” James said matter of factly following the Cavaliers’ 105-91 loss Sunday to the Warriors in Game 5. “It’s that simple.”He might not be wrong, but it’s the first time he’s made such a bold statement — not that anyone is questioning his logic.James is a two-time NBA Finals most valuable player, four-time NBA most valuable player, NBA scoring champion and perennial All-Star. He’s even got a pair of Olympic gold medals.The Akron, Ohio-born star has reached the NBA Finals six times, including the last five years in a row, and even if his team fails to win the championship, he’s a strong candidate to claim another NBA Finals MVP as a member of the losing team — a feat Jerry West last accomplished in 1969.Now that he lost Game 6 on Tuesday, it’s doubtful that James will have a change of mind – even if Stephen Curry is the new, reigning MVP. –last_img read more

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KanOkla is seeking a full time customer consultant

first_imgSuccessful candidates should possess the following:*Ability to input and retrieve data utilizing computer up to four hours continuously.*Ability to hear and communicate with co-workers and the public on the phone and in person required.* Ability to move up to 50 pounds of force independently is required occasionally.*  Willing to travel on occasion for KanOkla to events including marketing meetings, booths, tradeshows, and fairs. KanOkla, a leader in the rural telecommunications industry, is seeking a full time customer consultant. This position requires someone that is self-motivated and works well within a team providing exceptional customer service.Responsibilities include answering customer questions by phone or in person, accepting payments, and assisting new customers; assisting marketing with direct mail, monthly bill inserts, typing content on websites, working as a contributing member of our KanOkla team. KanOkla maintains a drug free environment.You may submit a resume via email to hr@kanokla.com or mail your resume to:KanOkla, Attn: HR Specialist, 100 KanOkla Ave, Caldwell, KS.  The closing date for accepting applications is November 7, 2014.last_img read more

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