THE Diplomats Sports Club, led by an unbeaten 71 from Nigel Simpson, fought back against the University of Guyana (UG) yesterday in the opening day of their Noble House Seafoods Second-Division two-day cricket fixture at the MYO ground.The UG team batted first and chalked up a whopping 301-4 in 43.3 overs before they declared. At the close of play Simpson, who has so far played a mature innings, had pushed his side to 187-6 in 39 overs, still 114 runs in arrears.Several batsmen exploded for the University team. Godfrey Thakurdin led the charge with 85. The opener spanked shots all around the small ground and struck 15 fours and two sixes.For the first wicket, he and K. Roberts (18) added 61, while he and Ricardo David batted their team to an 84 third-wicket partnership, before David and Melroy Stephenson Jr tallied 86 for the fourth wicket.David struck 13 fours in his innings of 76 while Stephenson hits eight fours in his 47 and Ershaad Ali (batting at five) hit 12 fours in an unbeaten knock of 57.Rayson Gill, who got the wickets of Stephenson and David, finished with 2-54 from 8.3 overs.Diplomats were in trouble early after losing their top three batsmen for four runs, but Deryck Babb and Simpson batted their team into the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 50. The former scored 40 (7×4, 2×6) before he was bowled by K. Roberts.The fall of Babb brought Ronaldo Gibson into the attack. He and Simpson exploded. For the fifth wicket, they added a quick 76. Gibson played well for his 28 (6×4), before Thakurdin bowled him.Simpson continued to play his shots. To reach his half-century he spanked a six over cover. After accomplishing that milestone, though, he became more watchful.By the close of play, he had lost A. Foster for 14, but Gill, who played a few shots behind the wicket, is still there on 22 (5×4).Simpson has so far hit 10 fours and two sixes in an unbeaten knock of 71.
Southern Districts Touch Football Association in Western Australia has been 1 of 10 Round One recipients of the 2006 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) grants.The SSF is awarding a total of 20 x $1,000 grants to amateur sporting clubs and associations’ nation-wide.Over 1200 applications have been received by Sportscover so far, and with a further 10 x $1,000 grants to be awarded between now and December 2006, there is scope for other associations to apply to receive much needed assistance for the development of grass root level sports.Sportscover has been providing the SSF grants to amateur sporting clubs since 2004.Southern Districts Touch Association Administrator, Karon Boston, was thrilled to receive confirmation of the SSF grant allocation.“The grant’s use will be two fold. Our line marker is extremely temperamental, so we will invest half the money into assisting with the purchase of a new line marker for our eight fields – that will make life for our volunteers that much easier. The rest of the funds will go towards a junior development program to assist in expanding our junior competition. We are running AusTouch for the first time in conjunction with the juniors and we are hoping to increase membership substantially.” Karon said.Other sporting groups to receive funding include: Narromine Little Athletics Centre, Canberra Griffins Boat Club, Mt. Gambier Cycling and Triathlon Club, and Clearview Bowling Club.For additional information about the SSF including previous recipients and updates, please go to http://www.sportscover.com/sponsorship.asp?i=7 or contact Sportscover on 03) 85620100.
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Monster energy deals for Premiership clubsby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGlobal drinks giant Monster Energy has made its first major move into the Premier League through sponsorship deals with a swathe of top flight clubs, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Monster has so far been confirmed as the official energy drinks partner of Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Southampton and West Ham United.Further partnerships with Tottenham Hotspur and Watford are yet to be announced, although both clubs are already displaying the Monster Energy logo on their official websites alongside their other official partners.
CFB Betting LinesIf you’re a gambling man (or woman), you can now bet on college football’s (basically) full slate of 2015 games. Who’s favored in the first Harbaugh-Meyer game? The Las Vegas sportsbook, Golden Nugget, has released its lines for its “games of the year,” which are nearly all of the notable games that will occur each week. The casino will take a max bet of $1,000 on the games. Here they are: Thursday, Sept. 3Michigan at Utah -4TCU -18 at MinnesotaFriday, Sept. 4Washington at Boise State -13Saturday, Sept. 5Wisconsin vs. Alabama -10 (Arlington, Texas)Louisville vs. Auburn -11.5 (Atlanta, Ga.)Arizona State vs. Texas A&M -3 (Houston)Texas at Notre Dame -7.5Virginia at UCLA -17BYU at Nebraska -6Monday, Sept. 7Ohio State -16 at Virginia TechSaturday, Sept. 12LSU -3 at Mississippi StateUCLA -32 at UNLVOklahoma at Tennessee -3Notre Dame -9 at VirginiaOregon State at Michigan -14Iowa -4.5 at Iowa StateMarshall -3.5 at Ohio UniversityBoise State -6 at BYUOregon at Michigan State -1Thursday, Sept. 17Clemson -3 at LouisvilleSaturday, Sept. 19Auburn at LSU -4UNLV at Michigan -33Ole Miss at Alabama -9.5South Carolina at Georgia -11Georgia Tech at Notre Dame -2Nebraska at Miami, Fla. PKStanford at USC -4BYU at UCLA -14Colorado -1.5 vs. Colorado State (Denver)Thursday, Sept. 24Cincinnati at Memphis -2Friday, Sept. 25Boise State -9 at VirginiaSaturday, Sept. 26LSU -20 at SyracuseUCLA at Arizona PKUSC -1 at ArizonaUtah at Oregon -14Oklahoma State at Texas -2.5BYU at Michigan -7Texas A&M vs. Arkansas -6.5 (Arlington, Texas)Mississippi State at Auburn -8Tennessee -2.5 at FloridaThursday, Oct. 1Miami, Fla. at Cincinnati -2.5Saturday, Oct. 3UNLV at Nevada -14Ole Miss -6 at FloridaAlabama at Georgia PKSouth Carolina at Missouri -11Arkansas at Tennessee -1Mississippi State at Texas A&M -6.5Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech -9Arizona at Stanford -7.5Arizona State at UCLA -6Oregon -16 at ColoradoArmy at Penn State -28West Virginia at Oklahoma -10Kansas State at Oklahoma State -4Texas at TCU -21Notre Dame at Clemson -3.5Thursday, Oct. 8Washington at Southern Cal -19Saturday, Oct. 10LSU -8 at South CarolinaGeorgia Tech at Clemson -3Arkansas at Alabama -7.5Florida at Missouri -10Georgia at Tennessee PKMiami (FL) at Florida State -14.5Virginia at Pittsburgh -6Boise State -12 at Colorado StateTCU -11 at Kansas StateOklahoma -6.5 vs. Texas (Dallas, Texas)Oklahoma State at West Virginia -5Wisconsin -1 at NebraskaNavy at Notre Dame -14Thursday, Oct. 15UCLA at Stanford -4.5Auburn -9 at KentuckyFriday, Oct. 16UNLV at Fresno State -12Boise State -9.5 at Utah StateSaturday, Oct. 17Florida at LSU -14Arizona State at Utah -2USC at Notre Dame PKOregon -15 at WashingtonLouisville at Florida State -12Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech -14Virginia Tech at Miami, Fla. -6Missouri at Georgia -8.5Alabama -7 at Texas A&MWest Virginia at Baylor -17TCU -29 at Iowa StateOklahoma -3 at Kansas StateMichigan State -4.5 at MichiganPenn State at Ohio State -19Saturday, Oct. 24Utah at USC -7Kansas State at Texas -2Tennessee at Alabama -10Auburn at Arkansas -6.5Texas A&M at Ole Miss -4Clemson -4.5 at Miami, Fla.Florida State at Georgia Tech PKThursday, Oct. 29Oregon -5 at Arizona StateWest Virginia at TCU -20Saturday, Oct. 31Boise State -28.5 at UNLVCentral Florida at Cincinnati -6Georgia Tech -10 at VirginiaOle Miss at Auburn -4Florida vs. Georgia -12 (Jacksonville, Fla.)South Carolina at Texas A&M -10Oregon State at Utah -16Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015Northern Illinois at Toledo -3Thursday, Nov. 5Mississippi State at Missouri, -6Baylor -12 at Kansas StateSaturday, Nov. 7LSU at Alabama -9Arkansas at Ole Miss -1Auburn -1.5 at Texas A&MTCU -11 at Oklahoma StateMichigan State -6 at NebraskaFlorida State at Clemson -2Virginia at Miami, Fla. -6.5Notre Dame -3 at PittsburghArizona at USC -7.5Thursday, Nov. 12Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech -9.5Friday, Nov. 13USC -12 at ColoradoSaturday, Nov. 14Arkansas at LSU -1.5Utah at Arizona -3Oregon at Stanford PKAlabama -9 at Mississippi StateFlorida at South Carolina -2.5Oklahoma at Baylor -13BYU at Missouri -12Saturday, Nov. 21San Diego State -16 at UNLVLSU at Ole Miss PKFresno State at BYU -18TCU -5 at OklahomaBaylor -10 at Oklahoma StateMichigan State at Ohio State -14Michigan at Penn State -4.5Mississippi State at Arkansas -10Tennessee at Missouri -2.5Georgia Tech -6 at Miami, Fla.Arizona at Arizona State -3UCLA -1 at UtahCalifornia at Stanford -13Friday, Nov. 27Baylor at TCU -6Oregon State at Oregon -22.5Washington State at Washington -4.5Iowa at Nebraska -7Texas A&M at LSU -7.5Kansas State -24 at KansasOklahoma -3 at Oklahoma StateBYU at Utah State PKOhio State -16 at MichiganPenn State at Michigan State -12UCLA at USC -3Colorado at Utah -13.5Notre Dame at Stanford -3North Carolina at NC State -6Virginia Tech -4 at VirginiaMissouri at Arkansas -7Alabama -3.5 at AuburnFlorida State -4 at FloridaGeorgia -1 at Georgia TechLouisville -2.5 at KentuckyOle Miss -2 at MississippiClemson -3 at South CarolinaVanderbilt at Tennessee -17Saturday, Dec. 5Texas at Baylor -18West Virginia at Kansas State -5Saturday, Dec. 12Navy -13 vs. Army, Philadelphia, Pa.
Earlier today, a Monroe, La., district attorney elected not to pursue charges against Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones due to insufficient evidence. When explaining his decision, the DA said he “refused to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all in the air conditioning.”This apparently didn’t sit well with Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, who wrote a column lambasting the decision and insinuating that athletes don’t work that hard.“This is one of the most absurd clichés that has taken root in sporting life,” Travis wrote. “Athletes, at most, train 3-4 hours a day. Every doctor, lawyer, investment banker, accountant, teacher and fast food worker in the country works harder than an athlete does. In fact, there are no jobs in America that pay more for less work than athletics.”Two current Alabama players, quarterback Blake Barnett and defensive end Mekhi Brown, proceeded to blast Travis’ column on Twitter.Sounds like something an unathletic person would say. “Ignorance is bliss.” pic.twitter.com/phuc1teBwp— B² (@Blake8Barnett) June 20, 2016Great point. Funny how there’s a misconception about the work athletes put in. College athletes have 12+ hour days. https://t.co/78tZtVE86z— B² (@Blake8Barnett) June 20, 2016Put them in our shoes and they’ll quit lol. There is a reason why jobs prefer former athletes over the reg students https://t.co/HBrLgYG9PE— Khi (@MekhiBrownn) June 20, 2016Not to be outdone, Travis replied to Barnett’s tweet.Bama QB thinks athletes work hard compared to doctors, lawyers and investment bankers. So wrong. https://t.co/vkDvefxSU0— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 20, 2016Barnett wasn’t finished though, and dropped a comeback to Travis’ response. @ClayTravis Sounds like you have the personal experience of being an athlete, doctor, lawyer, and investment banker.— B² (@Blake8Barnett) June 20, [email protected] You’re comparing something where there is no need for comparison. No need to dig through things to cause controversy.— B² (@Blake8Barnett) June 20, 2016The back-and-forth ended at that. We’re going to guess that Barnett and Brown’s tweets at Travis were very tame and composed compared to what some fans may have sent him. [AL.com]
Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe federal government says it is open to settling a legal battle with Indian residential school survivors from Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a spokesperson for the federal Indigenous Affairs department.Federal government lawyers are preparing to launch their arguments before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador against a claim from Indian residential school survivors from that province. Justice Canada’s lawyers are expected to begin their arguments the week of Feb. 1.The case, which is in the midst of trial, has already heard arguments from the lawyers representing survivors from five schools which operated in province until 1980. The outcome of the case could impact between 1,000 to 2,000 survivors, according to one of the lawyers representing the former students.Indigenous Affairs issued a statement Friday saying Ottawa is still reviewing the case and hasn’t ruled out seeking a negotiated settlement. The statement said federal lawyers indicated they planned to proceed with the trial out of a technical necessity.“The government of Canada is open to exploring other options to address this claim,” said the statement from Indigenous Affairs. “In the meantime, this is an active litigation and the government must continue to respond to the requirements of the court.”One of the lawyers involved in the case said he’s received no indication from Ottawa it plans to settle this matter outside of a trial.“It’s been radio silence in terms of settlement,” said James Sayce, a Toronto-based lawyer representing survivors.Ottawa argues that it is not responsible for what happened at the five Indian residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador because it had no direct involvement in any of the schools’ operations.The schools were founded before the province joined Confederation in 1949. The last school closed in 1980. Ottawa provided funding to the province for the schools.“Canada is essentially saying, we didn’t build the schools and we didn’t have employees staffing the schools even though we paid for the schools and knew what was going on, there wasn’t a direct enough connection between Canada and the administration of the school,” said Sayce.Sayce said Ottawa’s position is ludicrous.“Their position has been essentially: They are not our responsibility, these children, these Aboriginal children who were our responsibility in the rest of Canada were not our responsibility in Newfoundland and Labrador,” he said.The legal team for the survivors uncovered internal federal legal opinions from the 1950s and 1960s revealing Ottawa recognized it held legal responsibility for Indigenous people living in Newfoundland and Labrador.NDP MP Charlie Angus says Ottawa needs to immediately drop the case if it’s serious about reconciliation.“Get it out of the courts and get it out now,” he said.Angus wrote a letter to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould this week urging her to direct federal lawyers to begin settlement talks with the residential school survivors in the spirit of reconciliation.“Regardless of how the court ends up ruling, it appears to me, that refusing to settle the matter will be contrary to statements and be breaking commitments made by yourself, the prime minister and the minister of Indigenous and northern affairs before, during and after the election,” wrote Angus, in his Jan. 21 letter. “I am sure you will agree that in the matter of reconciliation with those who were victimized by the residential schools that words are not good enough. Action is required.”Survivors from residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador were not included in the multi-billion dollar residential school settlement that created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.As one of its 94 “calls to action,” the TRC called on the Trudeau Liberal government to settle claims from survivors not covered by the existing settlement agreement.Trudeau has said his government would accept all the TRC’s [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
TORONTO – Stelco Holdings Inc. is looking to raise $200 million in its initial public offering, according to documents filed with securities regulators.The steelmaker is expecting to price its shares between $16 and $18 per share. If an over-allotment option is exercised in full, the offering will increase to $230 million.Stelco announced its intention to return to the stock market last month with plans to spend the money raised to fund capital expenditures and pension obligations.The IPO comes after two restructurings under court protection from creditors, the most recent completed this past summer.Bedrock Industries acquired the company’s operations in the most recent process and restored the Stelco name.It is expected to hold a roughly 86.5 per cent interest in the company following the offering, based on the midpoint of the estimated price range for the shares. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the stake will be 84.8 per cent.
Lucknow: Back from an Election Commission ban for campaigning for 48 hours, BSP chief Mayawati Thursday lashed out at BJP and its leaders for levelling “unfounded” charges on opposition parties, including allegations that they were abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Besides levelling unfounded allegations in these elections, BJP leaders, including PM Modi, have had no control over their tongue…like the charge that Opposition abuses them. This is most indecent and unrestrained,” Mayawati said in a statement issued here in Hindi. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details At the same time, she cautioned, opposition leaders too should not cross the line of decency and not give BJP an excuse to exploit public sentiment to hide its weaknesses. Mayawati was among four leaders, including BJP’s Yogi Adityanath, who were banned by EC for varying periods for violating the moral code of conduct during election campaign. Mayawati’s 48-hour ban has ended while Adityanath has one more day left before his 72-hour ban ends. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Returning to the poll campaign, she has also accused the UP chief minister of “blatantly” violating the ban imposed on him, after Adityanath tried to canvass by visiting temples. She also accused the EC of ignoring the violations. As the second phase of polling was under way on eight seats in UP, the BSP chief urged electors to elect a government which works “dedicatedly” to bring “achchey din”. She said the Election Commission has yet to establish it was acting independently and impartially and has not bowed its head before the central government. Mayawati said people’s confidence will be restored only when the commission acts firmly and also against the ruling party.
Ohio State baseball players mob Noah McGowan following his walk-off double Sunday to give Ohio State the 6-5 win against Indiana. Credit: Mac Connor | Ohio State AthleticsSenior third baseman Noah McGowan laid on the ground next to third base. The hero of Saturday’s game against Indiana hit the eventual game-winning home run in the series’ second contest, but Sunday was different. He didn’t just win a game. He won a series.In the rubber match of the series, McGowan hit a walk-off double in the 12th inning to deliver the Buckeyes a 6-5 win against No. 8 Indiana.He was on the ground because a mob led by Ohio State junior catcher Jacob Barnwell tackled him following the shot into right field that knocked off the Hoosiers (29-8, 7-4 Big Ten) Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium.Now with another ranked win and a series victory against the top team in the Big Ten conference, Ohio State (27-11, 8-4 Big Ten) has started to stack its resume with just four conference series remaining in the year.“You read the national, social media, nobody’s said a fricking word about Ohio State all year long,” head coach Greg Beals said. “So hopefully we made a statement. And if nobody talks about it, we don’t care, that’s fine. We’ll just keep doing what we do.” Inning after inning, Beals and Indiana head coach Chris Lemonis played bullpen chess, throwing their best relievers into play against two of the best lineups in the conference.The Buckeyes used a collection of four relievers. But as usual, they relied heavily on senior Seth Kinker.Ohio State tied the ball game an inning and a third into Kinker’s stint, then a deadlock began. Kinker held Indiana scoreless in the top of the ninth, but the Buckeyes couldn’t deliver a win in the bottom half. The cycle repeated itself until McGowan’s double finally won it in the 12th.“I don’t know what more I can ask [Kinker] to do,” Beals said. “Tough competitor, man.”Kinker kept the same calm demeanor throughout his 5.1-inning stint.“When I get on the mound I’m a completely different person,” Kinker said. “I’m not the goofy guy that talks a ton in the clubhouse before the game, during the game, until I go down to the pen. Once I go down to the pen, once I get loose I don’t worry about anything but me getting on that rubber and facing the guy that’s in the box.”Indiana also featured four relievers with sophomore Cal Krueger carrying most of the load with 3.2 innings of work.Junior designated hitter Brady Cherry gave Ohio State its first lead of the game on a laser of a home run in the second inning that knocked in Cowles.McGowan’s game-winning hit and game-tying hit could not have been much different. The game-winner was a drive into the gap while the base hit to tie the game was a bloop single that scored sophomore shortstop Noah West.Indiana took its third lead of the game in the seventh inning on an RBI single by sophomore first baseman Scotty Bradley that scored junior second baseman/pitcher Matt Lloyd.The Buckeyes crafted a response in the following inning, loading the bases with one out for senior left fielder Tyler Cowles. He delivered a single to score junior second baseman Kobie Foppe and tie the game at five.Both teams’ shortstops made game-changing plays. West chopped down senior right fielder Logan Sowers at home plate to prevent a run in the third inning. Indiana sophomore Jeremy Houston finished with five assists.Minnesota comes to Columbus next weekend, and Ohio State hopes to maintain the chip on its shoulder.“I don’t want to be ranked,” Kinker said. “We got a logo that everyone knows across our jerseys every single day. They’re gonna know who we are, they want to overlook us then let them do it.”
The former Gunners footballer is happy on how things are at his old club and thinks his team will be at the top at the end of the seasonEnglish Premier League club Arsenal is currently sitting in fourth place in the standings with 18 points.The Gunners have been able to win six matches, losing only two.And former Arsenal footballer Robert Pires believes this is the lowest the thing might finish in the 2018-2019 season.“For the moment I am very happy of course for the club because I am an ambassador for Arsenal but especially for Unai Emery because he’s a great manager,“ Pires told The Express.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He done well with Sevilla, he won some titles, especially with Paris Saint-Germain last season.”“And of course you know you need to improve every day but Arsenal actually are on a very good run, especially in the Premier League,” he added.“Nine games, nine victories so I think they will finish in the top four, sure, 100 percent.”“Sooner or later they will be on the end of a big score – defensively they are all over the place,” he added.“The one thing that gets them out of trouble is that they’re always going to score goals. But defensively, they are just not good enough.”