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Football Friday-Week #8 (10-11)

first_imgListen to The Sports Voice, Country 103.9 WRBI for exciting High School Football action as The Batesville Bulldogs will be hosting The Franklin County Wildcats with Homecoming at The Dog Pound.On WRBIRADIO.COM, The East Central Trojans will have Senior Night as they host The Greensburg Pirates at Trojan Field.Kickoff for both games will be at 7.  WRBI’s Countdown To Kickoff at 6.We will keep you updated with our other area games going on.Lawrenceburg at Connersville.South Dearborn hosts Rushville.Milan hosts Edinburgh.South Decatur at North Decatur.Oldenburg Academy at Union Dugger.Jennings County at Floyd Central.Madison hosts Seymour.Union County hosts Centerville.Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell will follow after the games.last_img read more

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Negredo: Messi may come to England

first_imgManchester City striker Alvaro Negredo believes Lionel Messi could be tempted to come to the Barclays Premier League if he gets bored of life in the Primera Division. Press Association However, Negredo, who has enjoyed a fine start to life in England since his summer move to City from Sevilla, can see that possibly changing in the future. Asked if he could see the Argentina ace moving to the Premier League, Negredo told several national newspapers: “I suppose so, it could happen. “Maybe in two or five years he will get bored with La Liga, want a change and come over here.” The Spain international added in the Sunday Mirror: “I could see someone like Messi coming to England and following players like David Silva, Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla, David de Gea and myself. He could play well in any league in the world. “The Premier League is the best place to be for the world’s top stars. Having been here for a few months it is better than I thought it would be. Your expectations go up here.” center_img There has been a steady stream of world-class talent moving from Spain to England in recent years, including stars such as Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Mesut Ozil, and Negredo believes the Premier League is now the place to be for the game’s leading players. Arguably the best footballer on the planet is not currently plying his trade in England though, with four-time reigning world player of the year Messi, 26, continuing to torment opposition defences for Spanish giants Barcelona, where he has spent his whole professional career so far. last_img read more

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How Lagos Athletes Propelled Team Nigeria to Successful Outing

first_imgAll Africa GamesWhen the story of Team Nigeria’s second position outing at the recently concluded Rabat 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco is being told, the place of athletes from Lagos State and the contributions they made in the success story would not be easily forgotten.Lagos State has always been the ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Nigerian sports because the state has been known for its sports development programmes , a situation that has made the state as the grooming ground for athletes for national and international competitions. Nigeria’s Under-19 cricket team, the Junior Yellow Green, celebrating their victory in South African…recently Right from the government of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu down to the present administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the development of sports and the welfare of athletes have always been in the hearts of the state governors who usually give all necessary support to the administrators saddled with the responsibility of managing sports in the state.There is no doubt that the gains of International Badminton Classics, the monthly Boxing Hall of Fame Show, the ITTF Nigeria Open Challenge Plus and numerous developmental school sports programmes of the Lagos State Sports Commission are adding values not only in sports in the state but Nigeria as a whole.This was evident in what happened at the Rabat Games last month with the contributions some of the athletes from Lagos State made to the total number of medals hauled by Team Nigeria to finish second at the continental championship.Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofia’s inspired Nigerian badminton team won a team gold medal in Morocco, the first to be won by Nigeria when the Games started. Anuoluwapo overall won 2 gold and 1 silver medal, while another Lagos athlete, Godwin Olofia won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze to the kitty of Team Nigeria. In the men’s doubles, the duo of Anuoluwapo and Godwin won silver medal, while in the women’s singles Lagos’ Dorcas Adesokan and Sofiat Obanishola won silver and bronze medals respectively. Dorcas Adesokan paired Deborah Ukeh to settle for silver medal in the women’s doubles event.Anuoluwapo is Nigeria’s and Africa’s number one in badminton, while Godwin is rated number three in Nigeria. The pair of Anuoluwapo and Godwin are Africa’s number one in the men’s doubles.Two Team Lagos boxers, Afeez Osoba (male) and Ayisat Oriyomi (female) representing Nigeria at 2019 All Africa Games won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in the 69kg and 51kg categories respectively.Afeez Osoba was a gold medallist in 69kg event in the last Abuja 2018 National Sports Festival. He is currently in the second position in African boxing. Ayisat Oriyomi, on the other hand, is a gold medallist at the Abuja 2018 National Festival, while she is in the third position on the continent. The record shows that Oriyomi was two times Governor’s Belt winner in 2013 and 2018. Governor’s Belt is an annual boxing championship usually held every Boxing Day to determine Lagos boxing champions in both the female and male categories every year. Oriyomi also won gold medal at the Eko 2012 National Sports Festival.In weightlifting, Adijat  Adenike Olarinoye, a Lagos athlete, won 2 gold and 1 silver medals in the 55kg (Clean and Jack respectively). She broke the All Africa Games record. Olarinoye has been an outstanding lifter, she won 3 silver medals at the year 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF)  held in Abuja (snatch, clean and Jack and as well as Total in 55kg).The same success story was recorded in table tennis where unfavoured Lagos’ Olajide Omotayo, who was representing Team Nigeria, conquered three of the best players in Africa in the table tennis event to be crowned the champion.From the quarterfinal stage, Omotayo worked his way to the final beating two former champions – Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh and Nigeria’s Segun Toriola – in the quarterfinal and semifinal stages.The final produced the best of Africa with Aruna Quadri going up against Omotayo and the fans were treated to an exciting match.Omotayo threw caution to the wind and raced to the lead with a 3-0 (13-11, 11-9, 16-14) but experienced Quadri cut the lead to 3-2 with 8-11, 13-15 wins in the fourth and fifth games.The sixth match was a display of energy and skills and it was the younger Omotayo that scaled through with 12-10 win to claim the second gold medals for Nigeria in the table tennis event of the multi-sports fiesta.Executive Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, who alongside some top management staff of the commission including the Director General Oluwatoyin Gafar, were in Rabat to watch proceedings of the All Africa Games. He commended Anuoluwapo and Omotayo for their ‘golden’ performance. He said they are not only good ambassadors of Nigeria but they also made Lagos State proud.“Jide Omotayo, a player groomed and developed through the Lagos State sports system, has shown that with determination, commitment and discipline, you can get to the top. We are proud of him and wish him the very best,” Tandoh said.“Anu has continued to blossom in his badminton career. A product of Lagos State and one of the success stories of the annual Lagos International Badminton Classics, Anu’s focus, humility and discipline has seen him rise to the top of African Badminton. For him, I am sure that this is just a stepping stone to greater success in his career,” the Executive Chairman said.Lagos State Sports Commission, known for its proactive approach to the issue of development of athletes through the approval of the governor, used the long holiday of the students in the state to organise a Lagos Sports Summer Camp. The idea behind the camp, according to Gafar was to introduce the chosen sports (Athletics, Table-tennis, Basketball, Taekwondo, Judo, Swimming, Squash and Volleyball) to students who have shown interest, for them to make use of the opportunity to become future stars not only for Lagos but also for Nigeria.“After the camping exercise, some identified talents will be selected for further coaching and mentoring,” Gafar said.Like the popular saying that ‘the Future is Now’, Lagos recognises that to better the future, all hands must be on deck to prepare for the future now.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Syracuse garners No. 2 overall seed in NCAA tournament, will face winner of Marist and Bryant

first_imgSyracuse has been named the No. 2 overall seed in the 2015 NCAA tournament, and will play the winner of Marist and Bryant in the first round next Sunday at 7:30 in the Carrier Dome.Notre Dame is the No. 1 overall seed despite losing the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals. The Orange is the No. 1 team in the nation according to the Inside Lacrosse poll, and won the ACC tournament, but did not garner the top seed in the tournament.SU finished the season as the top-ranked team in the country, with a 12-2 overall record and an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship to its name. Syracuse’s only two losses came by a combined three goals to then-No. 2 Notre Dame on March 28 and then-No. 4 North Carolina on April 11.SU scored the third-most goals per game (14.5) of any team in the country and held opponents to single-digit goal totals nine times.Senior attack Kevin Rice is sixth in the country with 4.86 points per game, junior attack Dylan Donahue ranks eighth in the country with 3.14 goals per game and sophomore faceoff specialist Ben Williams is the nation’s second-best at the X with a 67.6-percent success rate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, Syracuse lost to Bryant in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and has a chance to rematch against the Bulldogs again. If SU wins its first-round matchup this year, it will play its quarterfinal game in Annapolis, Maryland on May 17. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Women of Troy cap regular season with NCAA tournament berth

first_imgAll of the work that the USC women’s soccer team put in this season finally mounted to one thing Monday — a spot in the 2010 NCAA tournament.United · USC will face Illinois in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, where it has a chance to recapture the title it won in 2007. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan The Women of Troy (12-5-3) were rewarded with the spot on ESPNU’s selection special Monday afternoon and soon after found out that they will face Illinois (13-4-1) in the first round on Nov. 12.“I’m nervous but really, really excited,” freshman goalkeeper Shelby Church said. “We have a really good opportunity ahead of us, so hopefully we take advantage of it.”The Women of Troy ran into some trouble early last weekend against Arizona State, finding themselves unable to come back from an early deficit. Although they lost 3-0 to the Sun Devils, the Women of Troy closed out the season on a high note, scoring five goals against Arizona — the highest total of the season — and recording a shutout in the process.USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said he felt that the Arizona State loss was a good test for his squad.“It was important that we respond after not doing so well on Friday,” he said. “The way we [played] Sunday spoke volumes about the character of this group.”The Women of Troy have now made the NCAA tournament six straight years and look to defend the championship they won in 2007.The team made it to the third round of play in 2008 after defeating Boston University 2-0 and Brigham Young University in penalty kicks 4-2, but it was ousted by rival UCLA 1-0 in a closely contested match. In 2009, the Women of Troy opened the tournament by taking Oklahoma State into overtime and then penalty kicks but ultimately fell 5-4 in the shootout.Despite the team’s deflating exits in seasons past, Khosroshahin said he remains confident about this year’s squad.“I have a lot of confidence in this group and [we’ve] experienced a lot of things this year that have prepared us well,” he said. “Now, it’s the final stage of the season, so let’s see what we’re made of.”last_img read more

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BetConstruct enhances R. Franco Digital alliance

first_img Submit Share Spain launches new action plan on sports integrity July 30, 2020 Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon BetConstruct has agreed an ongoing strategic partnership with R. Franco Digital which will see the two integrate their products into mutual business areas across their global operations.As part of the deal, BetConstruct will gain access to R. Franco Digital’s full gaming catalogue, which consists of over 30 titles, as well as the Spanish supplier’s products and services.This will include R. Franco Digital’s compliance-facing technology, developed in tandem with the DGOJ, Spain’s regulatory authority, as well as Coljuegos of Colombia.Meanwhile, R Franco Digital will benefit from access to BetConstruct’s global network of partners, allowing the duo to form a “synergistic relationship” together for international projects with shared partners.Aris Gabrielyan, Head of Regional Business Development at BetConstruct, said: “We are very happy to be partnering with R. Franco Digital, a benchmark for leadership in the Spanish market and a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.“We see its innovative and powerful product portfolio as a great complement to our offering, and we have no doubt that it will work impressively across our network of operators.”Mario Benito, Commercial Director of R. Franco Digital, sees this agreement as a key part of the company’s development plans for 2020. He added: “Our goal as Spain’s most established gaming company is to seek first-rate strategic partners and allies in which we can share technology, products and knowledge, bespoke to each of their needs.“We’re delighted to be working alongside one of the industry’s leading technology suppliers and see it as testament to the quality of the games, products and services that our company offers. We look forward to a long and productive relationship together.last_img read more

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This week in esports: Mercedes-Benz, Critical Force, Evolved Talent Agency, Cloud9

first_imgThis week in esports has been another big one with a variety of interesting and major stories. This, for example, includes Mercedes-Benz sponsoring Royal Never Give Up, Critical Force receiving a hefty sum of funding, Evolved Talent Agency finding a resourceful new partner, and Cloud9 re-establishing its deal with Red Bull.If you want to stay in touch with each and every business development in the esports industry, then consider subscribing to ESI Dispatch – twice a week, we send you everything that’s happened.Mercedes-Benz sponsor LPL side Royal Never Give UpGerman car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is the new sponsor of LPL side and recent Mid-Season Invitational champions Royal Never Give Up.This deal includes a jersey sponsorship and will see the squad that represents Royal Never Give Up feature in advertisements that are aimed towards League of Legends fans, understandably. This isn’t Mercedes-Benz’ first experience sponsoring within the LPL, but we hope this experience is much more positive for the car manufacturing giant.Read the full article here.Critical Force raises $6.3 million in fundingCritical Force, a Finnish developer that’s behind the popular mobile esports title Critical Ops, has raised $6.3m (£4.7m) in funding from public grant organisation Business Finland.This funding will be used to scale Critical Ops’ popularity, making it the leading FPS title in the world of mobile esports. The game had been downloaded over 40 million times prior to Critical Force acquiring this additional sum of money.Read the full article here.Evolved Talent Agency enters joint venture with ICM PartnersEvolved Talent Agency, a firm that specialises in representing esports players and content creators, has partnered up with ICM Partners – a talent agency that typically works within television, movies, and production arts.This venture will see ICM Partners provide “ancillary opportunities and strategies” for clients represented by Evolved Talent Agency. Said clients include the likes of Overwatch League stars Brandon “Seagull” Larned and Ji-hyeok “birdring” Kim.Read the full article here.Cloud9 welcomes Red Bull back as major sponsorAfter ending the partnership because of a potential conflict of interest when Red Bull had a presence in EU LCS Challenger Series, Cloud9 has re-established its relationship with the energy drink brand.Red Bull is now a major jersey sponsor for the North American organisation and will provide “fitness training, sleep analysis, and other programs” for Cloud9’s competitors.Read the full article here.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

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Maritime Archaeologists recover artifacts from World War II plane crash in Lake Huron

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — A group Maritime Archaeologists may have come up empty handed in their search for new shipwrecks and plane crashes in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, but they didn’t leave empty handed.The group of four traveled five hours south to Port Huron. There, the archaeologist headed 30 feet beneath the waves to the P-39Q plane crash site of Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Frank Moody. Moody’s plane crashed on April 11, 1944. Maritime Archaeologist Justine Benanty traveled from Brooklyn, New York to help with the recovery project.“Just being able to be part of a project like this… you know a completely new aspect to my career, I cried in my mask,” said Benanty. “It’s possible to do but you come down and the visibility wasn’t terrific but you just come down and it’s eerie and like I said you can tell it’s the final resting place of somebody.”Divers discovered the wreck back in 2014, exactly 70 years from the crash. The group needed approval from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corp of Engineers before taking the artifacts out of the lake. The tedious process of mapping and planning began in 2015.On Friday, the crew began their work. The process took almost 2 days to complete. Once safely removed and put into preserving tanks, the artifacts were transported back up to Alpena for more preservation. The archaeologists will help remove zebra and quagga mussels and write down their observations. The pieces of history will be shipped down to the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum in Detroit.“You want people to know those things because they can tell their grandkids you know that they saw Lt. Moody’s aircraft wreck in the Tuskegee Museum,” said Benanty. “That’s so cool.”The specific artifacts and items have not been released yet as archaeologists record data from their recovery.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Artifacts, diving, Environmental Protection Agency, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Justine Benanty, Maritime Archaeologist, P-39Q, Plane Crash, Port Huron, Preservation, SCUBA DIVE, shipwrecks, State of Michigan Archaeology, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Tuskegee Airmen, Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, zebra musselsContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for September 4Next Plane crashes at Harrisville Airportlast_img read more

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NLDS Game 1: Highlights from Dodgers vs. Braves

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Max Muncy hits a 3-run shot in the second inning: Kiké Hernandez makes it 5-0 with a home run in the sixth inning: Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Highlights from Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and the Braves, Thursday, Oct. 4.Dodgers celebrate a 6-0 victory with business-like high-fives: Tough night at the plate for Manny Machado, but he made a nice play in the seventh inning: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In the bottom of the first inning, Joc Pederson led off with a home run for the Dodgers:last_img read more

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Patrick Mahomes contract: Chiefs sign QB to 10-year extension, reportedly the richest in sports history

first_imgThere’s no quarterback like Patrick Mahomes, and now there’s no contract like his, either.The Kansas City signal-caller, fresh off a miraculous Super Bowl run and a year removed from being named NFL MVP, has agreed to a 10-year contract extension with the club. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. We have signed QB Patrick Mahomes to a 10 year extension. Mahomes secured with Chiefs for the next 12 seasons. pic.twitter.com/ZsADdVkvxZ— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 6, 2020Here to stay. . .! ⏰⏰ pic.twitter.com/mfwMga3Kl0— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 6, 2020The sides had a mutual desire to get a long-term deal done, and they expressed it after the Chiefs exercised the fifth-year option on Mahomes’ rookie contract last April. The option for the 2021 season was worth an estimated $25 million.MORE: Here are the NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacksIn two years as Kansas City’s No. 1 signal-caller, the Texas Tech product has thrown 76 touchdowns, including a rookie-record 50 in his first full season in 2018. Mahomes missed time in 2019 with an injured knee but still threw 26 touchdowns to just five interceptions, and Kansas city was 11-3 in games he started. Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes have reached agreement on a 10-year — 10-year! — contract extension that ties him to Kansas City through the 2031 season, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2020The pact reportedly is worth a maximum of $503 million, which would make this the richest contract in North American sports history in terms of overall dollars. Mike Trout’s 12-year, $426 million extension with MLB’s Los Angeles Angels had led the list. The #Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes have agreed to terms on a 10-year extension worth $503 million, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. He gets $477M in guarantee mechanisms and gives the ability for Mahomes to have outs if the guarantee mechanisms aren’t exercised. No trade clause— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 6, 2020Final Patrick Mahomes’ deal:10-year extension worth up to $503 million.It includes $477 in guarantee mechanisms and the ability for Mahomes to have outs if guarantee mechanisms aren’t exercised.Mahomes was represented on the deal by @chriscabott and @leighsteinberg.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2020ProFootballTalk.com reported Mahomes’ contract breaks down this way:$10 million signing bonus.$124.7 million in base salaries.$337.2 million in roster bonuses.$5.6 million in workout bonuses.$25 million in incentives.Now that KC has announced the agreement, Mahomes is in a position to stay in a Chiefs uniform for the next 12 years.last_img read more

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